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Four Marriages For
Every Divorce
Dan Cupid managed to sidestep
the Reno influence by a healthy
margin during the last 12 months
in Allen county.
According to the records of com
mon pleas court, the little man with
the long range darts brought about
the application for 858 marriage li
censes but the divorce score was
much lower. In 1942 there were 338
petitions for divorce in Allen county
but of this number filed, only 210
divorces were granted.
Compared with 1941, the picture
was not so favorable. At that time
254 divorce proceedings were filed
and only 197 granted.
Garbage Collection
Worries Lima
A showdown on Lima’s garbage
disposal problem appeared imminent
after Mayor Frank McClain called a
conference for Monday between city
officials, health department officials,
and spokesmen for the Refuse Col
lection Service, Inc.
Climaxing protests by residents
against alleged inadequate garbage
collections, a delegation of physi
cians warned council that the prob
lem must be solved before warm
weather arrives if the city is to
avoid the peril of an epidemic in the
face of a shortage of physicians.
New Clerk For Draft
Lois Reynolds, Spencerville, li
brarian since the library was start
ed, has resigned her position, and
has accepteed a position as clerk for
Draft Board No. 3, of Allen county.
Every Load Insured
Bluffton, Ohio
For Vigor and Health—
include meat in your menu.
Always ready to serve you.
Bigler Bros.
Fresh and Salt Meats
Residents of Hancock
County may purchase 1943
Dog Tags from Zelma In
galls at the Community
Market in Bluffton, Ohio.
Male Dog $1.00
Female Dog $3.00
No Fee for Registration
Frank H. Huffman
Auditor Hancock County
HORSES $2.00
COWS $1.00
(of size and condition)
23221—LIMA, OHIO
Reverse Tel. Charges E. G. Buchsieb, Inc.
Mrs. Reynolds takes the place of
Miss Sally Jauinan, Delphos, former
clerk of the draft board, who has
resigned to accept a position with
the Ohio Steel of Lima.
County’s Financial
Condition Good
Allen county is in its best financial
condition for the past 25 years.
This was proclaimed by Floyd
Griffin, Alien county auditor as 1942
neared its close. “\V« are finishing
’42 with a balance of $125,000”, ex
plained Griffin. He added that the
schools, both city and county, were
in splendid financial shape. Of all
angles to be considered, Griffin said
he could recall but “one fly in the
ointment.” That was the Westwood
and Lost Creek additions. There are
seven years of assessments to go too
before that situation is cleaned up
and at present the taxes are still
excessive for the value of the lots”,
said Griffin.
New Pipeline Ready
For Use
Gasoline will be flowing eastward
from Lima and other Ohio refinery
points to the Atlantic coast within a
matter of a few weeks, officials dis
closed Tuesday in Cleveland.
Competition of the 108-mile emer
gency gasoline pipeline between a
point near Akron and Tiffin is ex
pected early in January.
Drug Store Burglaries
drug store burglary of
was reported Thursday
the Lima police depart-
The fifth
the month
morning to
ment after Hunter’s Drug store,
Public square, was entered and $380
in cash stolen.
Siferd Heads Ration
ing Board
Edward Siferd, of Lima,
elected president of the Allen county
rationing board at a meeting Wed
nesday evening at the courthouse.
“He was named to the office be
cause of the extensive work done on
the board during the past year while
he was a member”, said Harry Fox,
executive secretary
Lima Buys Federal
Mayor Frank McClain said that
Lima officials are preparing to in
vest $100,000 of idle city funds in
government bonds. The money re
presents the bulk of a depreciation
and improvement fund of the water
works department.
Lima Benefits From
While flood water rolled over the
lowlands in the Ohio river valley as
a result of recent rains, Lima con
tinued to benefit from the rise of
rivers in this district.
Streams were barely out of their
bands in a few spots, although
quantities of water were pouring
over waterworks dams at Lima Lake
and on the Roush road. More than
72,000,000 gallons of water have
been pumped into storage reservoirs
daily for the past five days.
School Board Members
Get Pay
Members of the Lima board of ed
ucation apparently receive remuner
ation for their services, although the
procedure is technically legal, accord
ing to a state examiner’s report re
leased recently by the state bureau
of inspection.
The report said board members
can receive not more than $2 per
meeting for 10 meetings a year, but
that state law permits appointment
of a membei* as clerk.
The Real Estate Tax Books for the 1st
half of 1942 (December Collection)
are now open.
CLOSING DATE, March 6th, 1943
Statements will be mailed daily
that for
have ap
$1,200 a
The report pointed out
years Lima board members
pointed one another for
terms as clerk, receiving
year, and that the clerks sign checks
while a paid bookkeeper performs all
other duties of the clerk.
Treasurer, Allen County
Employment Office On
Longer Hours
Complying with the President’s re
quest that Saturday half-holidays be
abolished for federal employes, the
Allen County office of the United
States Employment Service Friday
went on a war time schedule of
eight hours a day, six days a week.
Tax Collections Are
Real estate taxes collected this
year in the Allen county treasurer’s
office of Ray Barnett exceeded the
previous total by $113,099.13.
The annual report showed that the
first half of
December totaled $803,353.72
the second half in June amounting
to $868,730.21 making a total of $1,
672,083.93 for the 12 months period
just passed. Last year’s collections
were $1,558,984.80.
1941 collections as of
at after to
1942 collec
the second
Personal tax came to
This figure was arrived
taling the first half of
tion of $75,462.15 with
half of $204,939.36 plus the delin
quent collection of $5,132.64. In con
siderations of the fact that the pre
vious 12-month amount was $220,
071.23, the past year exceeded it by
The tax collections in the classified
category also exceeded the 1941 col
lection of $77,275.35 by $4,511.46.
Breakdown for ’42 showed that $50,
934.86 was taken in in the first half
while the second half accrual was
Hancock Fair In 1943
The Hancock county fair will be
resumed in 1943, after being discon
tinued in 1942, due to war condi
tions, according to members of the
fair board who met Wednesday night
to elect officers and formulate plans
for the exhibition to be held next
September 9-10-11.
Sugar Pack Higher
Than 1941
Findlay should be one of the
“sweet spots” of Northwestern Ohio
according to a report just released
by M. R. Allen, manager of the
Findlay plant of the Great Lakes
Sugar company.
The plant has {lacked 27 million
pounds of sugar to surpass the 1941
pack by five million pounds and still
has a backlog of 28,000 estimated
tons of sugar beets yet to slice. Al
len says that 108,000 tons of beets
have been processed,
yield of
tons per
of the
The average
sugar beets has been 11.5
acre and the sugar content
beets has been uniformly
Buried When Stone
Buried beneath several tons of
crushed stone in a railroad car Wil
liam Doolittle, 48, of Findlay, suf
fered a fractured right shoulder and
many cuts and bruises.
Doolittle was attempting to remove
frozen snow from the top of the
stone in a roalroad car several miles
east of Findlay, when the stone
denly gave way carrying him
the hopper of the gondola.
He issues weekly “Ken’s Kommu
nikay”, which he mimeographs and
sends to about 75 acquaintances,
many of whom have expressed their
pleasure of being on his list.
Sugar Beet Growers
Get Bonus
Checks totaling $101,546 were re
ceived this week by sugar beet grow
ers in the Findlay district of the
Great Lakes Sugar Co.
The checks represent the first pay
ment on the 1942 beet crop. Initial
payments are being made at the rate
of $6.50 per ton on beets delivered
through Nov. 20.
This is $1.50 a ton more than stip
ulated in growers ’contracts and is
being made on the company’s ini
tiative as it realizes the cost of
growing beets this year was perhaps
the highest in history.
Findlav Tax Rate
Is Set
Findlay board of education ap
proved the tax rate for the coming
year as set up by the Hancock
county budget commission.
The rate provides for a levy of
Franklin courty runs a
ond with 17 ton litters.
Fellow workmen speedily dug
out and brought him to the hospital.
Soldier Issues Own
Corporal Kenneth E. Garlinger of
Findlay, who is stationed with the
14th station complement, R. A. D.,
Rome, N. Y., depot, has devised a
clever and novel way of keeping his
friends informed of his activities.
■•S (4^
Dr. David F. Beard, Extension Agronomist at Ohio State
University, di -iionstrates the standing ability of the new corn borer
resistant hybrids recently added to the Ohio Certified list. These
stalks are still standing after several snowstorms. One of the
important advantages of these new hybrids is the stiff stalks that
not only
resist breaking, but withstand corn borer damage.
a result of extensive tests through
out Ohio, and upon the recommen
dation of the Ohio Agricultural
Experiment Station, 14 new out
standing hybrids were added to the
Ohio Certified list this season. Seed
of these will be available to farmers
for 1943 plantings.
The earliest n .miring of these
are Ohio M20 ai.4 Ohio M34. These
offer the advantage of a short
growing season with good yields.
Another new one, Ohio K24, is
recommended wl K35 has been
grown, offering re resistance to
aphis and corn borer than K35.
New Hybrids of s lar maturity
to Iowa 939 and W17 are Ohio
4.7 mills within the 10-mill limitation
and 1.9 mills outside the limitation,
in addition to the 3-niill voted extra
levy, a total of 9.6 mills for Find
lay school purposes.
Hardin Leads In Ton
Litter Clubs
With the recent release of the re
port of the 1942 Ohio Ton Litter
club, it was revealed that Hardin
county and this in d:ate part of
the state have fared particularly
well in the product of ton litters
of pork by Futu-e Farmers of
America and vocational agriculture
others in the state with 20
to its credit in 4&12
Hardin county
leads all
ton litters
close sec-
Refund Tuition To
Drafted Students
“Students at Ohio Northern uni
versity who are called into service
in the armed forces have their total
tuition for the quarter refunded,”
Dr. Robert Williams, president of
the university, explained.
Ohio Northern instituted this plan
immediately following the enactment
of the selective service law.
Speeders Will Lose
Gas Books
The Harder county gasoline ra
tioning board has warned motorists
that they must not travel at a speed
in excess of 35 miles an hour.
Persons wh exceed this limit, will
be stopped, their gasoline ration
books will be taken from them and
they will be required to appear be
fore the county rationing board to
explain the reason for their speed,
Fred Hathaway, chairman of the
Hardin county gasoline rationing
committee, said.
Night School For
Night school classes have opened
at Dola for all farmers in the dis
trict. The first subject studied will
be the care and repair of farm
A suitable course in some subject
o be selected will open for farm
wives. L. D. Rader, vocational ag
riculture instructor at Dola and
Dunkirk, is in charge of classes.
Train Liason Pilots
At O. N. U.
North* n university will
liaison pilots in an intensive
course beginning Jan. 4,
Needy, dean of the college
train 20
John A.
of engineering and director of the
university’s pilot training program,
The men will complete from 55 to
65 hours of flight instruction and
240 hours of ground work in courses
which include mathematics, physics,
civil air regulations, navigation,
servicing and operating, code, mili
tary discipline and science, physical
training, aircraft
identification, and
costs are paid by
Upon completion
All subsistance
the government,
of the training, the students are to
be transferred to a field artillery
W10, W30, W36, W46 and W54.
AH of these have greater tolerance
to corn borer than la. 939. W10,
W36, and W46 are also highly re
sistant to leaf blight.
Hybrids intermediate in maturity
between la. 939 and U. S. 13 are
Ohio C28, C48, C76 and C88.. Of
these C38, C76 and C88 are the
most resistant to corn borer and
C38 the most leaf blight resistant.
All have proven high yielding in
official Ohio Agricultural Experi
ment Station tests in widely scat
tered places throughout Ohio.
In the U. S. 13 maturity class,
Ohio L86 has given high yields
under both heavy corn-borer and
leaf-blight conditions.
school, where they will receive $75
per month during further training.
Kenton Man Earns
Navy Cross
Lieut, (j.g.) Fred S. Fink, Jr., of
Kenton, has been recommended for
the Navy Silver Cross as a result of
heroic action while on convoy duty
to Murmansk, Russia, last summer,
it was learned. He is home on
Victory Bond Drive
Monday evening’s report showed
that Putnam county citizens and in
stitutions had invested $813,825 to
ward the Victory Bond drive, C. P.
Palmer, of Continental, chairman of
the county Victory Fund committee,
stated Tuesday afternoon. That
amount exceeded the quota by $3,
Youths Register
For Draft
hundred and six
youths between the
ages of
had not
eighteen and nineteen, who
previously registered, were registered
with the county selective service
board from December 11th.
Civilian Defense
Takes Shape
Putnam County’s Civilian Defense
organization is taking foim and is
approaching the quotas set for vol
unteer services in the different
branches. Schools of instruction for
all groups will be started shortly
after the first of the year. Those
announcements were made last week
by Claud L. Recker, chairman of the
county home defense committees.
Miss Ruth Alice Thompson
Lima spent the past week with Mr.
and Mrs. Dorance Thompson.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Eversole of
Bluffton were Thursday guests of
Mrs. Jennie Eversole and Mrs.
Carrie Lentz.
Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. A.
E. Hedges entertained at six o’clock
dinner Mr. and Mrs. Orin
son James of Marysville,
and Mrs. Reed Needles
Philip, and Miss
Hamilton, Ohio.
Wednesday Mr.
Arnold celebrated
ding anniversary.
Ohio Mr.
Shaw, of
and Mrs. C. C,
their golden wed-
Mrs. Louise Cloore returned Sat
urday from a visit
with relatives in
Cincinnati spent
with his grand­
Kay Patton of
the holiday season
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Patton.
Mrs. Hildebrandt of Lakeview was
a Wednesday night guest of Mrs.
Richard Everhart.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Gossard of
Waynesfield were Sunday dinner
guests of Mrs. Inez Lippincott.
Five cords of wood cut for fuel
on each of 50,000 Ohio farms where
coal now is burned would release
5,000 freight cars for hauling goods
other than coal. The 5,000 cars
would make 50 long trains of 100
cars each.
Mr. and Mrs.
have received
Corp. Marion
has arrived in
Doyle Larue
Ira Larue has
Reserve Officers
has reported at
versity’s Naval
man school.
Rev. and Mrs.
Wm. Howat, first class fireman ofl The senior class of 1942 had a
the U. S. Navy, stationed in Virginia I surprise birthday party on Melvin
has been visiting the past week withlHilty, Jr., at the home of his par
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Volant. I ents on Sunday noon.
Herbert Augsburger of Vineland.l Mrs. George Green passed away
N. J. was a recent visitor of his I Sunday afternoon at the home of her
mother, Mrs. Mina Augsburger. I daughter Mrs. Owen Stoody.
Miss Bertha Nelson of Ft. Wayne I funeral will be
has been visiting with Mr. and Mrs.I afternoon at the
Leo Nelson and daughter Doris. I church.
Captain Dr. W. C. Lacock of Ft.I There
Bragg, N. C., has returned after! Pandora
spending the holidays with Mrs. W.l the icy
C. Lacock and children.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gierhartl electricity was cut off for several
and son Jerry of Cleveland spent the! hours.
holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Eliziel Mrs. Iner Basinger taught the
Gierhart and Mr. and Mrs. Walter| music classes of Pandora schools last
Amstutz and family.
Harmon Downey
Miss Floe Stratton returned to
McComb, Monday, after spending
the past week at her home here.
Last Tuesday dinner guests at the
M. J. Stratton home were: Mrs.
Anna Koontz, Mrs. Arthur Nonna
maker and Mrs. Nello Steinman.
Union prayer service at the Olive
Branch church Thursday evening.
New Year’s day guests of Mr.
and Mrs. M. J. Stratton were: Mr.
and Mrs. Russell Stratton and sons,
of West Jefferson, and Mrs. Goldie
Battles. Evening callers were: Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Klingler and fam
ily and Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Stratton
and family.
Due to the icy condition of the
roads the Mt. Cory school busses
failed to make their appearance
Monday morning.
Mrs. Anna Koontz, Mr. and Mrs.
A. J. Nonnamaker, daughter Kaye
called at the Rolland Koontz home
in Bluffton Sunday afternoon.
Callers during the week at the
M. J. Stratton home were John and
Feme Koch and Milton Benroth.
Mrs. Nello Steinman, of Baton
Rouge, La. Mrs. Anna Koontz, Mr.
and Mrs. A. J. Nonnamaker, son
Roderick and daughter Kaye were
entertained last Tuesday evening at
Wright Klingler home.
Annual Business
The annual business meeting of
the policy-holders of The Mennonite
Mutual Aid Society of Putnam, Al
len and Hancock Counties, Ohio, will
be held in the school building at
Pandora, Ohio, on Saturday, Janu
ary 9, 1943, at 2:00 o’clock P. M.
for the purpose of electing directors,
and transaction of any business that
may properly come before the meet
ing. All members are requested to
be present.
37 Albert Winkler, Secretary
An Alabama farmer who paid off
a 40-year-old federal land bank loan
in four years with receipts from
farm produce will be presented the
deed to his farm in a public cere
mony at Athens, Alabama.
THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 1943
word from their son I Mr. Oxley who has been the high
E. Downey that he I school coach for the past four
North Africa. I months left for government service,
son of Mr. and Mrs.I A banquet was held in his honor
enlisted in the Naval I Saturday evening.
training school and! Mr. Dale Snavely resigned as the
Northwestern Uni-I Smith-Hughes teacher. He is going
Reserve Midship-1 to be in charge of a dairy farm in
Sylvania, Ohio.
Bernard Baughn re-1 Rev. Harvey Mitchell and family
turned home Saturday after spend-1 were Sunday dinner guests at
ing the holidays with relatives atl Mrs. David Basinger home.
Miss Marian Pugh is spending thel Tuesday on account
week with her sister, Mrs. Ralph I weather.
Marshall at Columbus.
Amos Bracy who has
Mr. and Mrs. T. V. Stirn were! several weeks is much improved at
holiday visitors of Mr. and Mrs.I this writing.
S. A. Stirn at Cloverdale and W. M.l Mrs. Milton Lehman and family
Rimer at Kalida.
Pvt. Wayne A. Downey and Pvt. I recently purchased from Homer
Richard Lewis who recently enlisted! Wenger.
in the U. S. Army are stationed atl The
San Francisco, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Green have] school
received word from their son Robert
who has graduated from an aerial
gunner’s school at Tyndall Field,! learn of the wedding of Lt. Earl
Fla., and was promoted to the rank! Knapp of the Army Air base at
of Sgt. and transferred to Denver,! Richmond, Va., ano Miss Dorothy
Recent visitors of Rev. and Mrs.l at Trinity Episcopal church in Peru,
W. I. Cordrey were Mrs. Florence! Sunday. December 27.
Parker and sons Alton and Max,! Lt. Knapp is the son of Mr. and
Miss Marjorie and Miss Betty Park-1 Mrs. M. E. Knapp of Peru, who lived
er, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cordrey ofl for several years in the vicinity of
Lima, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cook and! Pandora. The bride is the daughter
daughter Joan of Toledo.
Mr. and Mrs. Olan Larue of Mans-1 Peru.
field were holiday visitors of Mr.I Following the ceremony the couplq
and Mrs. Ira Larue.
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Bridges and! ton. They will reside in Richmond,
son entertained during the holidays! where Lt. Knapp is a member of the
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Heiser and son! army engineering corps.
of Adrian, Mich., and Mr. and Mrs.
Ellsworth Gooderding.
Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Klingler, dau-|suc^ a b°re’”
ghter Merilyn and son Howard spent!
Sunday afternoon at the Ami Non
namaker home.
held Wednesday
Pandora Methodist
church services in
were no
Sunday evening because of
weather. Many telephone
wires and poles were down and the
I week in the absence of Miss Peter-
of the
There was no school
been sick for
moved into their home which was
alumni basketball team won a
played with the local high
team last Wednesday night.
Former Resident Weds
Friends here will be interested to
Jones of Peru. Ind., which took place
of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Jones of
left on a wedding trip to Washing-
Mental specialist: “And that
habit of talking to yourself—that’s
really nothing to worry about.”
Patient: “Perhaps not. But I’m
Safety First
Should be your guide in
making investments. Your
money is safe when you
put it in Legal Reserve
Plan of Investment. Reg
ulated by the State of
Ohio, with a conservative
return guaranteed. Write
for information to Legal
Reserve, 602 Cook Tower,
Lima, Ohio.
proved ingredient
in our Pig & Hog Balancer sup
plies a blend of the known B*
Complex Vitamins that stretches
your grain and helps eliminate
runts by providing balanced
nutrition. Contains Niacin (for
merly called Nicotinic Add) one
of the factors recommended by
Investigators for the prevention
and control of “Necro.”
40% Old Fort Hog Mix
made with Borden’s
Bluffton Milling Co
Horses $4.00 Cows $2.00
Small Stock removed free of charge.
Quick Service
Telephone Findlay, MAIN 475, Reverse Charges
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