Tank Holds Own With
An M-4 tank held Its own with a
railroad locomotive last week in
Lima, and both the engine and the
tank were piloted away under their
The tank, operated by Charles W.
Goodman, 36, struck the side of a
slow-moving Baltimore and Ohio lo
comotive at a grade crossing, police
said. Goodman, who was enroute to
a proving ground was not hurt and
the tank suffered only trivial dam
The tanks are being made by the
Lima Locomotive Works, Inc.
Girl Saves Life Of
An 18-year-old Spencerville high
school girl Saturday saved her 80
year-old grandmother from death or
serious injury after her clothing
caught fire in the kitchen of her
The elderly lady, Mrs. Elizabeth
Williams, was pouring kerosene in
the fire of her kitchen stove and
spilled flaming liquid on her clothes.
Her granddaughter, Elizabeth Hile,
wrapped a rug about her and ex
tinguished the flames.
Mrs. Williams was treated at her
home for second degree burns on her
Farm production costs have in
creased considerably more in Allen
county since 1939 than has farm in-
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Barnyards, Feed floors,
Chicken coop floors and Odd
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ALLEN COUNTY FERTILIZER
Rerer»c Tel. Charge* E. G. Buchaieb, Inc.
1 will sell at public sale at my home, 465 Cherry St.,
Bluffton, Ohio, just off the Allen-Hancock county line
Monday, April 5,1943
Beginning at 2 p. m., fast time, the following property:
2 HORSES—Black mare black horse.
NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES
come, according to estimates made.
Costs of farm labor, feed and fer
tilizer in the county increased from
$520,000 in 1939 to $805,000 in 1942,
while farm income increased from
$3,520,000 in 1939 to $5,300,000 in
Because farm families are not paid
legislators contend per capita farm
income is comparatively low. In
Allen county last year it averaged
County labor costs in 1942 totaled
about $363,000, feed costs about
$325,000, and fertilizer costs about
$110,000. In 1939 these costs, res
pectively, were $191,000, $235,000
Thieves Take 14 Hogs
Sheriff William V. Daley said last
week he is hunting thieves who ap
parently solved their own meat ra
tioning problem. Theft of 12 shoats
and two 175-pound hogs from the A.
G. Suever and William Ault farms
School Bus Mileage
Based on a total annual normal
of 453,471 miles of school bus travel
in the Allen county schools, some
31,983 miles have been eliminated in
cooperation with the Office of De
fense Transportation, it was revealed
Saturday by County Supt. Willard
M. Floyd. The figures which show
that school buses in this county now
are traveling only 421,488 miles per
year, were compiled from reports
made by executive heads of each of
the districts in the county, he stated.
“Many of the miles saved were
eliminated when bus restrictions on
extra curricular activities became ef
fective early in this school year.
Buses now are used only for the ac
tual transportation of teachers, pu
pils and school employes to and from
regular classroom sessions,” Supt.
Floyd pointed out.
Land Auction Is
With a total of 339 lots sold for
$6,849, the series of auction sales of
Allen county lands on which there
were delinquent taxes closed Friday,
Auditor Floyd B. Griffin said.
The sales were adjourned for 30
days after which Griffin explained
he expects to hold another sale to
dispose of any lots which are nol
settled for by that time.
Lima Bank Seventh
The American Banker, official
publication for commercial banks in
the United States, Friday announced
that the National Bank of Lima
ranked seventh among banks of the
nation showing the biggest percent
age of deposit increases during 1942.
The report rated the National
Bank with a percentage increase of
97.5. The bank’s deposits during the
year increased from $5,028,501 to
Having reached the age of 70,
John E. Patterson, who has been
postmaster of Beaverdam for 34
years, will relinquish his duties at
midnight March 31. He *was 70 on
March 13 and the government re
quires that men in the mail service
retire when they reach that age.
3 HOGS—3 Purebred Hampshire gilts to farrow soon.
Fertilizer grain drill Kentucky grain drill Black
Hawk corn planter Deering mowing machine wagon,
with hay ladders McCormick-Deering corn cultivator
tandem disc bob sled stone bed Oliver breaking plow
harrow spring tooth harrow double shovel plow hay
rake five-shovel cultivator fodder cutter Fairbanks plat
form scales tank heater hay knife iron kettle double
trees and single trees cow chains set work harness.
FEED—4 tons baled timothy hay.
Thrapp & Warren, Aucts.
Sewing machine pair bed springs, like new library
table dresser some gladioli bulbs extension table and 6
chairs dresser 3 beds many other articles.
0. E. DUDGEON, Owner
Widely known thruout Allen coun
ty, Patterson commencede his postal
work on June 1, 1909. He estimated
that he has handled 19,000,000 first
class letters and 58,000 money orders
in his years of serving Beaverdam
of approximately 400 persons.
Berlin Radio Names
A Lima family was cheered by a
roundabout report that their son,
missing in North Africa since Feb.
17, is prisoner of war in Germany.
The purported prisoner is Corp. Ray
mond Joseph Me Neff, 30, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ray McNeff of Lima.
L. Goldman, a Lima merchant,
visiting in New York, had a hotel
radio turned to short wave when he
was startled to hear his home town
mentioned in a broadcast supposedly
coming from Berlin. It was ad
dressed to Mr. McNeff in Lima.
Goldman seized a pencil and copied
the message signed by Corporal
McNeff informing his father he is a
prisoner and that there is no need
to worry. Goldman telegraphed the
information to the father in Lima.
Larsen New Superior
L. A. Larsen, vice-president of the
Lima Locomotive Works, Inc., be
came president of the Superior
Coach corporation in Lima, recently.
He succeeded H. L. Breckenridge.
Larsen was elected by the board of
directors when Breckenridge asked to
Larsen will continue in his posi
tion as executive head of the locomo
Farm Hands Are
J. W. Saunders, manager of the
Lima office of the U. S. Employment
Service, announced Saturday that he
had received word from Columbus
headquarters that a number of year
around farm hands have completed
special training annd are available
for employment by farmers in this
area who can provide adequate hous
ing facilities for the men and their
Saunders recommended that inter
ested parties lose no time in con
tacting his office.
Tax Collection Ends
March 31 is the deadline for the
current payment of personal and
classified taxes, Allen county Treas
urer Ray W. Barnett warned Sat
To date a total of $62,275.22 has
been collected, he said. Of that
amount $23,792.62 is classified tax
and $38,482.60 personal.
Sales tax receipts in the treas
urer’s office during the week just
closed amounted to $5,059.25, he said.
Findlay Ball Hurler
Forest (Tot) Pressnell, veteran
pitcher of the Chicago Cubs, said
last week that he would retire from
baseball and retain his position as
salesman for an oil company.
Pressnell, who was a member of
the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1938-39-40
and was formerly with Milwaukee
of the American Association, thus
terminated a 13-year careei- in or
Classified 3-A, he is married and
has two daughters.
Thanked For Gift
Some idea how much gifts from
the United States are appreciated by
the English children is revealed in a
letter of thanks received recently by
Betty Jane Elsea, a fifth grade pupil
of the Rawson school.
The Rawson girl, who is a daugh
ter of Mr and Mrs. Lester E. Elsea,
put her name and address in a box
of -candy the students packed for
shipment to England.
Boy Plus Dog Equals
This is a story of a hoy and his
dog—a 20-month old boy wJw was
fortunate in having a dog who is a
real playmate, but who unfortunately
helped the youngster get into mis
chief not long ago.
Richard Wolfe, small son of Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Wolfe, four miles
east on the Blanchard road from
Finllay, often plays ball with his pet,
who has been taught to retrieve.
Though only 20 months old, Richard
can throw a ball far enough that
the dog has great fun chasing it
and bringing it back. One day they
were playing in the kitchen while
the mother was busy with household
duties in the other part of the house.
Hearing Richard laugh and the
dog prance back and forth on the
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
kitchen floor, made Mrs. Wolfe feel
sure the boy was alright. But later
the laughter became more hilarious,
so much so that she finally went to
the kitchen to investigate. She
found the dog literally sliding after
the thrown objects, which turned out
not to be a ball but eggs! The floor
was a yellow sea of yolks with white
caps of shells.
Stork Beats The Draft
When Dallas E. Young went to
Toledo for his physical exam last
week, he was just a married man,
but when he left Thursday for the
Camp Perry reception center, he was
The stork beat the selective service
and delivered a bundle of nine and
one-half pound baby boy, just six
hours before papa’’ left for duty.
35,000 Sheep In County
With an estimated 35,000 sheep in
Hancock county to be sheared this
year County Agent Poorest G. Hall
Thursday said farmers should make
plans for handling the shearing with
the least possible waste of time be
cause of the shortage of manpower.
The agent said he believed an
other 15,000 feeder lambs will be
sold as clipped lambs this year mak
ing a grand total of 50,000 head to
The 35,000 head should produce in
the neighborhood of 285,000 pounds
Sheriff Randall R. Clark late Tues
day afternoon again was in charge
of two young men, following their
escape from the Hardin county jail
and ensuing arrest by deputies from
his office. The two Hardin county
youths, Eugene Graves, 19, and Er
nest Faurot, 20, held in the county
jail for the theft of an automobile
on Feb. 27, Monday night removed
bricks from a side wall at the jail
and fled south on a New York Cen
tral freight train.
Graves was captured at about 11
p. m. as he walked into Ridgeway,
by Kenton Patrolman Forrest Fitz
patrick and Sheriff Clark. A search
for Faurot at Marysville later that
night failed and a statewide search
was instituted before he was located
iate Tuesday afternoon, hiding in an
outhouse at the Taylor Creek town
ship hall, south of Kenton.
Soil Tested At Ada
E. P. Reed and J. F. Sattler of
Ohio State university were at the
Ada high school on Tuesday morn
ing, March 30 at 9 o’clock to conduct
Samples of soil brought in by the
farmers were tested for requirements
as to fertilizer and lime.
Kenton Schools Are
Kenton police Thursday were prob
ing into overnight burglaries of two
local school buildings the theft of
a car and the theft of tools, flash
light and other items from another
parked car. The car belonged to
Frank Roberts, Kenton.
Burglaries at Columbus school and
Espy school were discovered Thurs
day morning by janitors when th**y
opened the buildings. Nothing of
value was taken but considerable
damage resulted to school property,
Supt. L. E. McKinley reported.
Faints, Hurt In Fall
E. E. Ewing, 67, Dunkirk plumber
and tinner, suffered a possible skull
fracture and other injuries when he
fell from a ladder. He told McKit
rick Hospital attendants that he
thought he fainted.
Fewer Farmers Are
In proportion to the number of
farmers registered for selective serv
ice in Putnam county and the num
ber of non-farmers registered, fewer
farm workers have been drafted than
men from other fields, it was report
ed Thursday by the county selective
First'Lieutenant Landis D. Mor
ris of Olar, S. C., his skull fur
rowed by a sniper’s bullet at Safi,
receives a plasma transfusion at
Walter Reed Hospital, Washing
ton, D.C. One of the first wound
ed men returned from North
Africa, Morris is eager to get back
into the fight, thanks those who
have donated blood to the Red
Cross for having saved his life.
Facts obtained through a file by
file check of registrants’ folders are
set down in the report' which was
released after a thorough study by
the state selective service authorities.
The report shows that farmers are
registered on a ratio of 1 to every 1
and one-third men from other occu
pations. However, only one fanner
has been drafted for every two and
Blood Donors Are
Blood donors are being sought in
Putnam county by Mrs. John Schae
fer, who said that a blood bank
truck will be brought to Putnam
county as soon as 300 persons sign
up to donate a small portion of their
Those desiring to donate blood are
being asked to notify Mrs. .Schaefer
at Tom’s Market in Ottawa or at the
off ire of the American Women’s Vol
untary Services in Ottawa.
This blood is used by the Ameri
can Red Cross in hospitals in com
bat areas to save the lives of many
American soldiers, Mrs. Schaefer
Catches Hand On Saw
John Missler of Ottawa suffered
severe lacerations on his hand when
it caught in a saw at the Weather
seal Manufacturing Co. in Ottawa.
He was treated by a physician who
reported thab no bones were cut or
Formation of a Victory Corps in
the schools of Putnam county will be
effective starting Monday as a step
toward training prospective military
youths in the fundamentals of the
County Supt. Carl D. Vermilya
announced that plans for the corps
and stressed the explanation that
youths taking this training will in
no way encourage premature con
sideration of their induction by the
county selective service board. Only
when their draft numbers are
reached will boys taking this train
ing be called in the regular draft
This military training will be
strictly voluntary on the part of the
youths. It will be conducted during
the remaining months of the present
school term and thruout the 1943-44
Two Stolen Autos
Two automobiles were stolen from
Putnam county and recovered Thurs
day, Sheriff Arnold J. Potts and Po
lice Chief Clettns Klausing reported.
The first car was taken from a
parking place near the Putnam
House in Ottawa and was owned by
O. J. Tupping, of Otsego, Mich. The
sheriff said that he located the car
in a ditch along state route 65 near
Leipsic early in the morning a few
hours after it had been stolen.
A short time later Harold Wank,
of Leipsic, reported his car stolen
from a street in Leipsic. Shortly
after noon the sheriff was notified
by state highway patrolmen at
Perrysburg that they had located the
abandoned Wank vehicle there.
With suitable weather for plant
ing making its appearance during
the last few days, plans for the Put
nam county 1943 Victory Garden pro
gram have begun to boom.
Community chairmen were an
nounced by officials of the garden
committee for the county. Citizens
in each community who wish to ob
tain space on which to plant a gard
en or those who have such space that
will be idle this year are being asked
to submit this information to their
Cincent P. McClintock, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Verne McClintock, has been
promoted from ensign to lieutenant
(j-g.) in the navy air corps at Cor
pus Christi, Texas, where he is an
instructor. He formerly was a teach
er in Liberty Township school.
News Want-ads bring results.
The Old Fashioned Meeting of the
Community will be held at the Com
munity House Thursday evening,
April 1. Basket dinner at 8 o’clock.
The young people of the community
have charge of the program.
Visitors of Mr. and Mrs. C. M.
Gleason in the past week were:
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hover, baby
Marie. Mr. and Mrs. M. Hover of
Waynesfield, Mr. and Mrs. O. B.
Freeman, Mrs. M. Faucett of Toledo,
Mrs. Della Kunert, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Gleason, daughters Marcia and
Jeanette of Lima.
Dorothy Lugibill spent Saturday
evening with Mickey, Marlene and
Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Huber called
on Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Huber at
Bluffton Sunday afternoon. Mr.
Huber has been on the sick list.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Musser and
children were Sunday supper guests
in the Norval Scoles home.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stratton
entertained in their home Saturday
evening for Mr. and Mrs. Willard
Jennings and son Rodney, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Hess, Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Huber and son Jimmy, Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Zimmerman, Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Gratz, Mr. and Mrs. Morris
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Vandemark and
daughter Sue were Sunday evening
guests of Mr. and Mrs. K. K.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lugibill and
daughter Dorothy were Sunday din
ner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne
Lugibihl and daughter of Bluffton.
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. O. L. Stratton were Mr. and
Mrs. Raymond Stratton and family
and Mr. and Mrs. Morris Bell and
Mrs. Paul Smith and twin daugh
ters spent Thursday afternoon with
Nellie Huber and Mrs. Lillie Fett.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Younkman
were Sunday evening supper guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lugibihl and
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hess and
family spent Saturday night and
Sunday with Miss Nellie Huber and
Mrs. Lillie Fett.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Thompson
called on Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Phillips Wednesday afternoon.
Callers at the Willard Jennings
home last week were: Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Watt of Lima, Mr. and Mrs.
Tom Fleming of Lafayette, Mr. and
Mrs. Dick Leiber and daughter of
Beaverdam, Mrs. Clarence Gleason
and family Mickey, Marlene and
Mr. and Mrs. Elton Younkman and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Phillips -were Sunday dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Winegardner
and daughter of Waynesfield.
Mrs. Joy K. Huber entertained
Sunday honoring Joy K. Huber’s
birthday. Those present were Mr.
and Mrs. David Holman, Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Hefner and family
Marian and Aaron, Mrs. Bessie
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will be desperately needed at home and on the front this fall. Raise
all the chickens and vegetables you can.
The Bluffton Hatchery Co.
Bluffton, Ohio Phone 252-W
Having decided to quit farming, will sell at public auction at
my residence, 1 mile east of Lima on Route 30 S, on Harding
Wednesday, April 7
AT 1:00 O’CLOCK
Betty, Jersey cow, 9 years old, due in June Lou, Jersey cow, 7
years old, giving good flow milk Red, Jersey cow, 10 years old,
giving milk Susie, large red cow, 7 years old Nancy, Jersey and
Brown Swiss cow, 5 years old Jennie, Brown Swiss cow, 7 years
old, giving good flow milk Tillie, Holstein cow, 4 years old, giving
good flow milk, extra good cow Lillie, pure bred Jersey cow, 4 years
old Jersey cow, 7 years old, giving good flow milk Goldia, purebred
Guernsey cow, 4 years old, giving good flow milk Bell, Jersey cow,
2 years old, giving milk Jane, Jersey and Holstein cow, giving nice
flow milk Kay, 3 years old, will freshen soon. This is extra good
herd of cows.
HOGS—3 Hampshire gilts, bred Hampshire sow, bred 7 shoats
averaging 150 lbs.
MACHINERY—Oliver row crop 70, on new rubber and in extra
good condition tractor cultivators 14 in. Oliver tractor plows
Oliver tractor disc Dunham 9 ft. cultipacker Dunham rotary hoe
12X7 tractor fertilizer grain drill, with power lift New Idea all
steel hay loader, used one season Oliver side delivery, power lift
Oliver corn planter: 7 ft. Oliver power mower wagon with new
flat bottom and side boards 18 ft. I1/} inch line shaft, with pulleys
and hangars 2 wheel implement trailer Babcock cream tester.
This machinery is nearly all new and in extra good shape. Other
THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1913
Hefner, Mr. and Mrs, Joe Hefner
and daughter Linda Mae, Mr. Arthur
Yoakam, Opal and Donald, Mr. and
Mrs. Doyt Yoakam and daughters
Marjorif and Meredith, Mrs. Paul
Winegardner and family, Mrs. Cora
Huber and Sondra Sue and the
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Welty and
daughter Marjorie, Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Blosser and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Lyman Barnes and Jo Ann
spent Sunday evening with Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Faze and daughters.
Mr. and Mrs. Berdell Huber, Mr.
and Mrs. Ray E. Blosser, Lydia
Blosser, Mary Blosser spent Friday
evening with Betty Hauenstein.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Barnes and
Joanne spent the evening of Friday
with Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Blosser and
Miss Betty Hauenstein spent Sun
day with Miss Lydia Blosser.
Mr. and Mrs. Berdell Huber, Dale
Huber, and Betty Hauenstein spent
Monday evening with Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Blosser, Lydia Blosser and Mary
Larger Than France Itself
Larger by 19,000 square miles than
France itself, French Morocco com
poses the bulk of the Sultanate of
Morocco, which includes also Span
ish Morocco and the International
Zone of Tangier, on the Strait of
Gibraltar. French Morocco has a
600-mile front on the Atlantic shore
of northwestern Africa and only a
10-mile foothold on the Mediterra
nean sea. Across the country from
northeast to southwest sweep the
three ranges of the Grand Atlas,
Moyen Atlas, and Anti Atlas moun
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40% Old Fort Hog Mix
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FRANK KELLEY, Owner
Harold McClain, Auctioneer. Mulford Tapscott, Clerk.
WANTED DEAD STOCK
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