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Lima Cannon Goes
To War
Working on the apparent fact that
"one ounce of scrap at the front
line is worth a ton in somebody’s
yard” the Lima post of the Ameri
can Legion as its contribution to the
nation-wide campaign has offered the
trench piece which has stood in the
yard of Memorial hall since shortly
after World War I.
“That piece was captured from
the Germans in the last war, and it
is fitting that it be used in defeating
them or their Axis allies in this
war,” Fred Short, patriotic instruct
or for the Veterans of Foreign Wars
and Americanism chairman for the
American Legion post here, declared
The piece which weighs some three
tons, has been sold and the pro
ceeds will be donated to the USO.
Meanest Thief Steals
About the lowest trick on the
books today is the theft of an Amer
ican flag, in the estimation of most
of the people, and such a trick has
been perpetrated in Lima.
A flag which was hoisted over the
Sullivan Coal Co., at 949 S. Main
street, was torn loose from its hal
yard, according to a complaint filed
at the police department by R. C.
Lawrence, an employe of the com
L. E. Conroy, in charge of the
office, explained that the flag had
been flown continuously because of
a state of war and that a light il
luminated the banner at night.
Declares More Trans
portation Needed
Declaring Lima needs more trans
portation facilities, not less, in view
of increasing industrial activity, City
Council rejected changes in bus
routes which Lima City Lines offi
cials said were recommended by the
Office of Defense Transportation as
Every Load Insured
Bluffton. Ohio
129 N. Main St.
Phone 170-W
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For Vigor and Health—
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Always ready to serve you.
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See me before placing your
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Phone 396-W
tire-saving measures.
Company officials said ODT agents
threatened compulsory action if the
changes were not made voluntarily.
Speeders Can’t Get
A warning was issued recently by
Harry Fox, executive secretary of
the Allen County Rationing board,
that names of persons from this
area who have been arrested for
speeding are on file in the local of
fice and that they will not be issued
new tires or other aid to their rub
ber, even tho they are eligible. They
also probably will be denied gasoline
when that commodity is rationed,
Fox believes.
The names of some 15 persons of
this area who have been arrested on
excessive speed charges have been
received from the state rationing
board and are on file. “If any of
those persons apply for tires, either
for automobiles or motorcycles, they
will meet with extreme difficulty in
obtaining them, the executive secre
tary warned.
When a person is arrested on a
speeding charge, Fox explained, his
name is turned in to the state head
quarters of the State Highway pa
trol in Columbus. Those names, in
turn, are given to the state ration
ing board which sends them to the
local rationing boards.
50,000 Sign War Pledge
An estimated 50,000 Lima resi
dents and out-of-town workers in
Lima war industries signed pledges
of 100 per cent support of every
phase of the nation’s war effort.
A two-week campaign to procure
the signature of every man, woman
and child Sunday was climaxed with
a mammoth celebration featuring a
two mile parade to Schoonover Park.
Three movie stars, Ilona Massey,
Fred Astaire and Hugh Herbert,
participated following a luncheon at
noon with purchasers of $500 war
bonds. Col. A. Robert Ginsburgh of
the Army and Lieut. Com. Leslie
Jacobs of the Navy Department,
and Gov. John W. Bricker, spoke.
Governor Candidates
In Lima
Ohio’s two candidates for Gover
nor will be Lima visitors within a
three-day span.
Gov. John W. Bricker took part
in an elaborate patriotic observance
Sunday climaxing the city’s “pledge
to the nation” of total war effort.
John McSweeney, the Democratic
nominee, will attend a party for
Democratic workers to be sponsored
Sept. 22 by the Allen County Demo
cratic Women.
Jack’s Cafeteria
Founder Dies
The death Saturday of Jack Ino
way, 53, Lima, only Japanese resi
dent, frustrated the fulfilment of his
ambition to “enter the United States
Army and protect the homeland of
my two children.”
Inoway, former proprietor of
Jack’s Cafeteria, was due to report
to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.,
for training as an instructor in the
bakers and cooks school, Robert R.
Williams, executive secretary of the
Ohio State Restaurant association
reported at Columbus.
Lima Stores Open
Friday Night
Virtually every retail merchant in
Lima has agreed to keep his store
open each Friday evening until 9
to accommodate workers in industrial
plants. They will open at noon on
those days instead of at 9 a. m. The
agreement also brings to an end a
long controversy over Saturday clos
ing hours. All will close at 6 p. m.
Second Lilac Crop
An experiment worked out last
spring by Mr. and Mrs. Ora Barett
of Route 2, Lima, turned out a suc
cess but with somewhat surprising
results. They have a second crop
of purple lilacs on a large bush at
their farm.
Hearing that a certain method of
stripping leaves from the branches
of the bush after it had born blooms
in the spring would bring a second
crop of the flowers, they tried it.
The system worked to perfection and
last week it broke into bloom for the
second time this season.
Michigan Killer Held
In Lima
For almost a year Elias Means,
colored, alleged murderer of a semi
blind Kalamazoo resident, managed
to escape capture only to be arrested
Saturday afternoon in Lima.
Diligence exerted by Beryl Smith
and A. H. Grady, local police de
partment plain clothesmen, in fol
lowing up clues landed Elias Means,
alias Ed Dunn, 31-year-old and six
foot three inches tall accused killer
behind city jail bars. The Lima of
ficers tracked Means to his place of
residence in the rear of 623 N. Un
ion street. He surrendered without
a struggle.
Sugar Refiinery Opens
September 28
The fall campaign at the Findlay
refiinery of the Great Lakes Sugar
company likely will start Monday,
Sept. 28, Supt. M. R. Allen said Fri
Mr. Allen said lifting of beets
would be started next week and the
first of them will be received at the
plant Thursday, Sept. 24, barring
adverse weather conditions
The plant superintendent said be
cause of the increased acreage with
its record-breaking production this
year the campaign is opening two
weeks earlier than usual and prob
ably will run several weeks later
around Jan. 15.
Infant Has 10
Sue Ann Moore, infant daughter
born last Monday to Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Moore of Arcadia, really has
her share of grandparents. She has
Arlington Lights
Arlington will be the first Han
cock county village to have facilities
for playing night football under
lights. Arrangements were complet
ed Thursday by which the new
equipment will be installed and
ready for use within the coming
week. Equipment has been pur
chased from the Findlay Baseball
association and work of moving it to
Arlington has been started.
With the trend of times being to
ward night games, the school and
civic leaders sought to offer the ad
vantages of night sports events to
the local community.
Asks To Discontinue
The New York Central Railroad
company has asked the Ohio Public
Utilities commission for authority to
abandon its non-agency station at
Beagle,, five miles south of Findlay.
Hearing was set for 10 a. m., Octo
ber 21.
The railroad pointed out that busi
ness at the Beagle station has been
practically non-existent for a num
ber of years.
Crane Steals Gold Fish
Mrs. D. E. Winterrowd and Mrs.
Charles Damon who live side by side
on Locust street, each have pools in
their back yards, and both have not
ed with alarm the disappearance of
their gold fish.
The other day Mrs. Winterrowd
learned the fate of the vanishing
fish. A crane was eating one of
them right smack on her back steps’
Now a residential section is certainly
not the habitat of a crane and it
took a lot of that well known nerve
to bring the fish right to her back
steps and eat it.
Coincidence In
A photographer dropped in at the
navy recruiting station, at Findlay,
to take a picture for promotional
“There really ought to be a couple
of girls in the picture”, he remarked
to Gunner’s Mate G. A. Kraus, re
cruiting officer, and the two stepped
out on the sidewalk. And there
came, just the right girls, two young
navy wives, both dressed in uniform
like dresses, and wearing insignia
on their sleeves.
Umbrella Causes
Woman’s Death
Mrs. Walter D. Switzer, 50, Find
lay, suffered fatal injuries when she
apparently walked against the side
of an automobile while crossing Main
street. She died in Findlay hospital.
Witnesses said Mrs. Switzer’s open
umbrella apparently obscured her
vision and that she failed to see an
automobile operated by Robert E.
McKinley, 19, Findlay. She suf
fered skull, arm and leg fractures.
Gas Explosion Razes
an Buren and North Baltimore
fire trucks were called to the Clar
ence Arend farm near Van Buren
when an exploding gasoline drum set
fire to a machinery shed at 10:40
Wednesday night.
The machine shed and a nearby
strawstack burned. Volunteers saved
the farm machinery. A huge farm
Typically American
•s the ideal of
barn, only thirty feet from the shed,
was saved by the combined efforts of
the two fire departments.
3,191 Enrolled In
Two Canadian soldiers who ad
mitted they were A. W. O. L., plead
ed guilty to automobile theft before
Mayor Cloyce H. Duttweiler recently
and were bound over to the grand
jury. Each was committed to the
county jail in default of $2,000 bond.
Shoots His Brother
Charges against Pete Emons, 38,
farm laborer of near McGuffey, were
withheld this week as county offi
cials awaited the outcome of a ser
ious shotgun wound suffered by Ru
bin Conley, 28, his brother-in-law.
Sheriff Ran iall R. Clark said he
was told that Emons and Conley had
quarreled and that Emons had shot
Conley, tin pellets penetrating his
Emons officials that he fired
the shotgun v lien he thought Conley
meant to attack him.
Bomb Found In Rail
way Car
Calvin W. Mitchell, New York
Central Railr ad employe, has pre
sented to officials in Kenton an ar
ticle that may prove to be an in
cendiary bomb.
Found in a box car, with four
other similar articles, the wedge
shaped ohapparently is formed
of sulphur and graphite. It burns
fiercely and an be extinguished best
by application of sand
One of the “bombs” was set afire
by curious workmen at the New
York Central roundhouse who ad
vanced a belief the bombs may have
been planted in the box car to start
a disastious fire in a swift-moving
freight train loaded with war ma
Hardin War Contract
George W. Timmons of Columbus,
a building contractor, said that an
nouncement of award to his firm of
a $100,000 to $500,000 contract for
work in Hardin county “apparently
is a mistake of the War Depart
Timmons, who was in Wilmington
directing improvements at the Clin
ton county airport, said that he had
been awarded a War Department
contract which “meets those specifi
cations” but which is for work in
Greene county near Xenia.
“I haven’t even entered negotia
tions for a Hardin county job”, he
by our natural resources this ideal has
Total enrollment in all the dis
tricts of the Hancock county public
schools was counted at 3,191, Fri
day afternoon after all superintend
ents had filed their initial reports
in the office of County Superintend
ent E. E. Ray.
Arlington high school apparently
will have the largest graduating
class, with 38 seniors enrolled. Mc
Comb is next with 33.
Canadian Soldiers
Steal Auto
by Mat
said. “It may be possible but I
never heard of getting a job you’ve
never even bid on.”
The War Department announced
Sept. 5 that Timmon had been a
warded a contract for construction
of temporary frame buildings and
other installations in Hardin couty.
37 In O. N. U. Reserve
A total of 37 Ohio Northern stu
dents are enlisted in the reserve
corps of the armed forces and many
of them may be called into active
service at the close of the present
quarter, says H. E. Huber, dean of
the college of liberal arts and fac
ulty adviser to the reservists.
They are enlisted in the follow
ing forces: Army enlisted reserve
corps unassigned, 1& army reserve
corps, 8 navy V-l, 5 navy V-7, 7
and marines, 2.
Urge Horse-Drawn
Featuring a war stamp prize for
the owner of a horse-drawn vehicle
which brings the most people in a
trip to Hardin county fair, that
three-day event will get under way
Sept. 30, according to Bert Frederick
and Edward Althauser, president
and secretary of the Hardin county
Agricultural society.
The fair will be staged Sept. 30
and Oct. 1 and 2 at the Hardin
county fairgrounds, Kenton.
Tomato Harvest Hands
Reporting that tomatoes are rot
ting in the fields, Hardin county
farmers are calling on townsmen
and women to help with the harvest.
D. A. Honquette, local federal em
ployment manager, said the need of
harvesters is very real.
Oil Pipeline Construc
tion Starts
An influx of workers has been not
ed in Kenton during th epast week
days with the moving to Kenton of
the headquarters of two companies
who are engaged in the laying of
the oil pipeline from Lima to a small
town on the Ohio-Pennsylvania bord
The Sheenan Pipeline Construction
company of Oklahoma is building
the line to Lima from the east and
are within 40 miles of there, it was
Paratroop Band In
Pfc. Leroy Perry of Kenton is a
member of a parachute “jumping
band”. He plays the drums and
sings with the band. He writes that
the band is flown from one army
camp to another, and instead of
landing with their ship, all of the
band members “hit the silk”, reach
ing earth in that manner.
When they land, they put on
dances- at the service organizations
and try to sell the men on the para
chute battalion. Last week they
went to California, via the skyways.
Midwest farmers who have one
holf of thenational farm wealth
are buying 66 per cent of
the war bonds and stamps sold in
rural areas.
Wild West Steer
Hunt Held
The Cyril Barlage farm east of
Ottawa was the scene of a “Wild
West” performance.
A Texas steer weighing more than
600 pounds which was hit by an
automobile about a month ago and
wandered into the underbrush on the
Barlage farm was the object of an
intensive search by a small party
of men.
Sheriff Arnold Potts and Chief
Cletus Klausing, of the Ottawa po
lice, headed the contingent that went
after the animal with guns. But it
was J. Frank Warren, of Ottawa,
a special deputy game protector, who
fired a shot into the steer’s head.
Apparently suffering injuries in
the accident that made it wild, the
steer had been eating crops on the
Barlage farm at night and hiding
from searchers during the day.
Baby Contest At Fair
Arrangements were announced this
week for the 1942 Baby Health con
test to be held on Thursday, Octo
ber 8, during the Putnam county
fair. The Ottawa Kiwanis club and
the county health department are
sponsoring the event jointly.
There will be two divisions in the
contest with a first and second prize
being offered in each division. The
first group will include infants three
months and under six months. The
second will be for babies six months
and under one year.
Only Two Grid Teams
In County
Pandora and Columbus Grove high
schools will play football this season
but Leipsic has dropped the sport
for the duration. No other Putnam
county schools have football teams.
Windmills Source Of
Salvage Metal
One unforseen source of many
hundred pounds of vitally-needed
metal for the Putnam county Sal
vage drive which opened thruout the
rural areas Monday is windmills.
County Chairman Ferd E. War
ren reported that many old wind
mills have been offered and WPA
labor has been obtained to dismantle
the spinning landmarks.
Because of rubber shortage, it will be impossible to
contact you personally for your DeKalb seed corn order.
I will be in Bluffton on Wednesday and Saturday nights
to take orders.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 1942
Rally To Save To
mato Crop
Housewives are being rallied to
save Putnam county’s 1942 tomato
crop as a shortage of workers for
the five canneries operating in the
county threatens to cause thousands
of dollars in losses to both farmers
and canning firms.
Canneries are in operation in Ot
tawa, Pandora, Columbus Grove,
Leipsic and Continental. There are
plenty of tomatoes to be canned and
farmers have been able to obtain
pickers to get the vegetables into
hampers. The real problem, which
has become acute in the last few
days, is that of obtaining women to
peel the tomatoes at the canneries.
Grove Teacher In
Miss Verda Killen resigned her
position as teacher in the Columbus
Grove Public school and has enlisted
in the WAACS and has been accept
ed. She will leave in two weeks to
begin her training at Des Moines,
Breaks Leg In Fall
From Swing
After suffering a fractured right
leg, Julia Goedde, 13-month-old dau
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis
Goedde of Ottawa, is recovering at
her home.
The child was playing in a swing
at the family home when she fell
out and was injured. She was treat
ed by a local physician. Her father
is the night marshal of Ottawa.
Don’t forget to buy War Bonds
and Defense Stamps.
Looking ahead now will
save you much worry and
expense later on. Let this
experienced agency check
your insurance needs and
recommend PROPER IN
F. S. HERR, Agent
Phone 363-W
Buy War Savings Bonds and
Stamps and Keep ’em Flying.
Over 50% of our available seed supply is now sold.
Get in touch with me as soon as possible.
Bluffton Phone 542-W
"Uncle Sam” Wants
50 Billion Eggs
t\eep Cm J^aying,
Mash Concentrate
Our territory is only 23% in maximum produc
tion. It fakes 58 pounds of feed to keep a hen per
year. 9 extra pounds will produce 100 eggs, 18
pounds will produce 200 eggs.
THINK OF IT! 25c more feed for 100 eggs or
an extra profit of $2.25 per hen. See your Master
Mix Dealer, Today.
Horses $6.00 Cows $4.00
Small Stock removed free of charge.
Quick Service
Telephone Findlay, MAIN 475, Reverse Charges
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