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Aids Stork Fifth
Time This Year
Ted Siferd, Lima ambulance driv
er, is a “bit on the fence” as to
whether he should qualify himself as
a physician. If the run of luck he
has had during 1943 keeps up, he
believes it would not be a bad idea.
For the fifth time during 1943,
Ted was called upon to deliver a
baby either at the home on an am
bulance call or in the ambulance.
Of course all were emergencies but
all were successful and all the babies
Only once before in his 23 years
of ambulance work was Siferd called
upon to officiate at a birth. That was
six years ago. This year, though,
he believes he has set some kind of
a record for unofficial officiating.
Killed During
First Sgt. Doit Alpha Miller, 25,
Lima, member of an engineer battal
lion on maneuvers in Tennessee,
died of injuries received when a
command ca overturned.
Sergeant Miller is survived by his
mother, Mrs. Falvius M. Miller, of
Tank Production
Changeover to an expanded pro
duction schedule for locomotives and
power shovels for military use is
under way at the Lima Locomotive
Runts Are Burglars!
Works as the manufacture of M-4
tanks came to a virtual standstill.
The new plant erected on the Lo
comotive Works grounds before Pearl
Harbor to make tanks for the British
government will be devoted to output
of locomotives and shovels.
Expect High Sugar
Beet Content
Harvesting of beets thruout the
Delphos section is expected to get
under way this week and prelimin
ary work at the Decatur, Ind., plant
of Central Sugar Co., with which
many farmers near Delphos are af
filiated. Officials of the company
assert that the beets are growing
well and the sugar content promises
to exceed that of a year ago.
Safety Awards Given
Tribute was paid to Allen county
business concerns and institutions
who achieved outstanding safety
records when the Association of Com
merce held its semi-annual Safety
Award Dinner in the Barr hptel
False Alarm Costs City
Price Of 2 War Bonds
Two $25 war bonds could have
been purchased with part of the
money it cost Lima when a false
fire alarm call brought firemen to
Main and Circular streets, Fire Chief
Harry Taflinger estimated.
“The cost of answering a false
alarm call is estimated at $50,” he
reported, “in addition to involving
risks of life and health by 11 men
Something New! Something Different! We have
tried it on 11 different heads this season with excep
tional results. Something we can recommend to
every hog raiser-
The Bluffton Milling Co.
Public Sale
I, the undersigned will sell at public sale at the
farm 5 miles south of Bluffton on Bentley road or 4
miles east of Beaverdam on U. S. Route 30-N, and one
mile south or 4 miles west of Ada on Route 81 and 3
miles north
Tuesday, October 12th
Sale to begin at 1:00 P. M.
17 Registered Berkshire Hogs
Offering consists of 4 tried sows, Sunspots, Wil
low Lodge, Barron 169th and Pomeroy Dictator breed
ing. Herd Boar, a son of Broadview Fashion. 8
spring gilts and 4 spring boars sired by Rook wood
Ideal 33rd, he by the Grand Champion Eliminator’s
Ideal 7th of the Dean Curtiss herd, Ames, Iowa. These
are Berkshires of the best blood line, low down, broad
backs and good heads.
20 head good Shropshire ewes good yearling
Shropshire ram.
Farm Machinery
John Deere Model tractor with cultivators and
plows like new John Deere corn planter, excellent
condition John Deere tandem disc Superior grain
drill Osborn hay loader McCormick 7 ft. grain bind
er new hammer mill with full set of screens good
wagon and hay ladders set double work harness, used
one season hog waterer barrel feed barrels gasoline
drums tank heater 50 gal. furnace kettle brooder
stove 2 inch used water pipe deep well pump and
other articles too numerous to mention.
SEED—10 bushels recleaned timothy seed.
Auct.—Harold McClain.
Clerk—W. S. Jennings.
Lunch served by Ladies of Pleasant Hill Church.
of the fire department, not to men
tion all civilians in the line of traf
"At any time a false alarm is a
deadly serious prank which could
only be played by a person with a
perverted sense of humor”, the chief
admonished, “and in war times it
is 10 times more so.”
Housing Units For
The National Housing Administra
tion announced approval of 290 more
temporary housing units for war
workers at Lima and said federal
funds are available for an imme
diate start on the project.
The new project will bring to
1,157 the number of housing units
provided there by the government,
most of them for immigrant Negro
workers and their families.
Bond Quota Passed
Hancock county has exceeded its
Third War Loan quota by more than
a million dollars. The quota, passed
more than two weeks ago, was $2,
Rawson Fortress
Pilot Missing
Second Lieut. James M. Cramer,
co-pilot on a Flying Fortress, has
been reported missing in action since
Sept. 16 in the European area, the
War Department notified his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. George Cramer,
of near Rawson, last Wednesday.
Lack Of Tires Halts
There are 124 automobiles unable
to move in Findlay because of in
ability of the owners to procure a
fourth tire, A. I. Fenstnraker,
chairman of the Hancock unty
War Price and Rationing Board, said.
He asserted the situation is be
coming increasingly acute and that
415 additional applications of motor
ists for fourth tires are on file while
the cars limp along with boots and
patches on worn tires.
Fifth tire applications have not
been considered by the board for
several months as quotas allowed
have not been sufficient to cover
even fourth tire applications, Mr.
Fenstermaker said.
Club Calves Enroute
The Hancock county calf club now
has an enrollment of 70 members
according to a report by J. B.
Swartz, Wednesday night.
Mr. Swartz said that three car
loads of calves have been purchased
from ranches on the western plains
and are expected to arrive at the
stockyards this week.
Canning Sugar Still
Applications for canning sugar are
still being given out in large num
bers at the Hancock county war
price and rationing board office.
They reached the peak during the
peach season, but with pears and
grapes plentiful now, housewives
again are elbow-deep in fruit.
Quantities of sugar ranging from
five to 105 pounds have been grant
ed and the amounts asked for have
reached an even higher figure.
For several days the number of
applicants who visited the office has
decreased somewhat but an increas
ing number of applications has come
through the mails. In mailing in
the applications housewives must en
close the No. 1 ration books of the
entire family. The books will be re
turned with the canning certificate.
Findlay Directory
The biennial edition of the Find
lay city directory just issued by R.
L. Polk and Co., lists 18,208 adult
names in Findlay and Hancock
Court House Hours
In connection with the time change
the Hancock county court house of
fices which have been on an 8:30 to
4:30 o’clock hour basis since last
March are changed back to an 8:00
to 5:00 o’clock schedule. All court
house offices will be operating on
the latter basis, opening at 8:00
o’clock in the morning and closing
at 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon.
Offices are open through the noon
Vital Statistics Given
There were 74 births and 42 deaths
reported in Findlay and Hancock
county during August, according to
the statistical reports of Dr. S. F.
Whisler, county health commissioner,
and Miss Edith Houseman, regis-
Production Corps Volunteers Make
Millions Of Red Cross Garments
trar of vital statistics for Findlay.
Celebrate 50th
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Crawford,
Eagle township, celebrated their
golden wedding anniversary Sunday
with a family dinner and open
Arlington School Time
Arlington schools will call classes
at 9 o’clock (eastern standard time).
The clocks in this community were
moved back one hour on Sunday to
comply with the county.
Refugees Get Red
Cross Garments
Many garments produced by the
Hancock county Red Cross chapters
are being distributed at a Greek
refugee camp at Moses Well.
Women volunteers in the Volunteer Special Services of the Ameri
can Red Cross of which there are more than 3,000,000 are making one
of the greatest contributions to the war effort. Since I earl Harbor
they have turned out 517,000,000 surgical dressings for the Army and
Navy and other armed forces of the United Nations 3,962,362 knitted
and other garments for able-bodied members of the armed forces
1,505,875 hospital garments for hospitalized members of the armed
forces and hundreds of thousands of layettes and millions of garments
distributed in foreign relief work. These women volunteers worked
nearly a billion hours during the past fiscal year. (American Red Cross
for the Office of War Information)
That discovery was made recently
by Glen A. Whisler of Findlay, an
executive officer of the American
Red Cross staff now stationed in
the Middle East.
“Seeing those labels was like meet
ing up with old friends,” Whisler
told staff workers in Cairo. “I know
that many women volunteers at home
wonder whether the clothing they
make for the refugees ever reaches
its goal. Well, I can tell them from
first hand knowledge that it does.”
It was a big thrill for Whisler,
who helps organize U. S. women
volunteers into Red Cross Production
Corps to make articles for service
men and refugees. A veteran of
many Red Cross civilian relief pro
gram in the Middle East as a spe
cial representative.
Bean Harvest Begins
The first soybeans were combined
at Ada the past week by John Owen
and Floyd and Richard Crowe. They
tested 12 ’j to 14 per cent moisture
content and were of good quality.
Combining was difficult because of
the green weeds due to the excessive
rainfall this year.
Horse Injures Child
Tommy Hartman, 6, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Clyde Hartman of Kenton,
is in a serious condition at a Kenton
hospital, the result of head injuries
received the opening day of the
Hardin county fair. It was reported
that he was kicked on the side of his
head at the fairgrounds during the
horsepulling contest.
Kenton Gridder Hurt
Dorsey Simmons, 16, a candidate
for the Kenton High school foot
ball team, suffered a broken right
shoulder during scrimmage.
On New Time
Kenton has returned to Eastern
Standard time in a decision made by
the city council. The time will con
form with that followed in nearby
war industry centers.
Soldier Hospitalized
In a letter from Sgt. Charles L.
Myers to his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Myers, of Roundhead, he
states that he is hospitalized with an
infected shoulder. He recently’ was
reported wounded in action in the
battle for New Georgia island in the
Southwest Pacific and presumably
is in an Army hospital in that sec
Purple Heart Awarded
Information has been received by
Mrs. Paul W. Prater of Kenton from
Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson
that the Purple Heart medal has
been awarded to her husband post
humously. Lt. Prater was killed in
the Munda battle on July 31.
Two Crops Picked
Mrs. Harvey’ F. Hosafros, of Ar
rington, has picked a second crop of
black raspberries from her garden.
White Squirrel Shot
Merl Spathe, of Kenton, shot a
white squirrel while hunting in the
L. N. Pfeifer woods south of Ken
ton. He is having the unusual speci
men mounted.
Kenton Sailor Listed
Clayton Amweg, S 2/c, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ott Amweg of north of
Kenton, has been reported missing
in action by the Navy department,
according to word received by his
The family last heard from him
on Labor Day when he had been in
School Hours Change
The Leipsic schools returned to
eastern standard time Friday morn
ing, October 1. The hour of opening
was changed from 9:30 to 9 a. m.
Tax Distribution For
Putnam county and its subdivisions
will receive $190,598.89 from the
distribution of real estate taxes col
lected for the second half of 1942,
it was learned from the County Aud
The tax books all have been closed
and the distribution is being worked
out by deputies in the office of Coun
ty Auditor Carl D. Frick. The dis
tribution probably will be made in
about three weeks, it was indicated.
Air Crew Wings
Staff Sgt. Donald D. Kline, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kline, of Ot
tawa, has completed 50 or more
hours of flying time at Big Spring,
Texas, bombardier school and, as an
aircraft mechanic, has been author
ized to wear the wings of an air
crew member.
Receives Purple Heart
Pvt. Raymond B. Maag, of Ottawa,
has been slightly wounded in action
in the Southwest Pacific and award
ed to the Purple Heart according to
word received by’ relatives.
Greets Parents From
Many people saw the flying fort
ress circle around Leipsic and vicin
ity Sunday at 12:30 p. m. It was
Lt. B. W. Buttermore’s way of greet
ing his relatives and friends while
on his way east.
He flew directly over the Butter
more home and on his second trip
around, the huge bomber was flown
low along the full length of Elm
street in front of Lt. Buttermore’s
A group of relatives and friends
gathered near to wave him and his
crew a greeting as they passed over
head, then they went on to their ap
pointed destination.
Lt. Buttermore is co-pilot of a
Fortress B-17 and is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Buttermore.
Tree Blooms Twice
An apple tree in the yard at the
E. J. Leightner home at Pandora is
blooming for the second time this
season. Mr. Leightner says the tree
will not bear apples next year.
Arrives Overseas
Mrs. Rex Moorhead, of Leipsic, has
received a cablegram announcing the
safe arrival of her husband, 2nd Lt.
Moorhead, at an undisclosed overseas
Fair Judge Named
Dr. E. E. Rakestraw of Findlay,
is the judge for the annual baby
health contest to be held in con
nection with the 88th annual Put
nam county fair this week.
The contest will be held Thursday
morning at 10 o’clock with two di
visions being set up. There will be
judging of babies from three to six
months and from six months to one
year of age.
Teachers Seek Build
ing Repair
The board of directors of the Put
nam county Agriculture society which
operates the annual fair at Ottawa
is being asked by the teachers in the
county schools to “take action soon
on remodeling and repairing the edu
cational hall at the fairgrounds to
make it adequate for the school ex
It was pointed out that the educa
tional hall at the fairground is in
bad condition, is in need of thorough
renovation and too small to properly
house the school exhibits.
The request was one of many
resolutions adopted at the Putnam
county teachers institute.
Missionaries Reach
The Rev. Walter Schutz and wife
have arrived safely in Africa where
they are serving as missionaries for
the U. B. Church, according to a
cablegram received by relatives at
Rosters Planned
Plans are being made in Belmore
to have on display the pictures of all
the boys in town and community now
in the service of the armed forces.
Request is made of the community
to submit pictures for the roster.
In addition an “Honor Roll” will
also be erected in front of the town
Leipsic Army Officer
Mrs. Robert Kress, Leipsic, has
received word that her husband has
been promoted from lieutenant to
captain. He has been on duty in
the South Pacific area with the 37th
(Ohio) Division since May, 1942.
THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 1943
Grandmother and child at the
end of the refugees* trail look
into the new land of freedom
which will be their home and.
where assistance will be given
them by the Polish War Relief
and other agencies supported by
the National War Fund.
Allen County War
1. Sealed Bids will be received by the Clerk
of the Board of Public Affairs of the Village
of Bluffton. Ohio, until 12 O'CLOCK NOON
ber 8th, 1943 for furnishing one turbine type
deep well water pump complete with motor,
having a capacity of pumping not less than
300 GPM against a head of 80 ft. This mo
tor is to tie 220 voltsj 60 cycles, 3 phase, 1800
Complete siecifications are on file at the
Office of the Clerk of the Board of Public
Bids also will be received for approximately
1500 feet (Lineal) of 6 inch Cast Iron Pipe
or TRANSITE to be used in construction of
this water service.
2. Bids shall state price for material de
livered F. O. B. Bluffton, Ohio: shall be en
closed in a sealed envelope market! “Bid for
Water Works Improvements.”
3. Each bid shall contain the full name of
every person or company interested in the
same, and shall be accompanied by a certi
fied check drawn upon a solvent bank in a
sum equal to ten per cent of the bid as a
guarantee that if bid is accepted a contract
will be entered into and its performance prop
erly secured. Should the bid be rejected such
check will be returned.
4. The Board reserves the right to reject
anv or.all bids and to waive all informalities.
5. The contract will be awarded to the low
est and be«t bidder.
6. Unsolicited alternate bids will not be
considered by the Board.
Public Sale
Owing to ill health I will sell at public auction, 1^
miles north of Ada on State Route 69 on
Thursday, October 7
Commencing at 1:00 p. m., Slow Time-
HORSES—Chestnut Sorrel mare, 10 years old, wt.
1,450 bay Gelding, 11 years old, wt. 1,400.
CATTLE—1 Jersey heifer, 10 months old, full blood.
90 HOGS—10 O. I. C. Brood sows—double immuned—
with 73 pigs by side. O. I. C. brood sow’, to farrow by day
of sale 5 O. I. C. Spring gilts 1 O. I. C. male pig.
SHEEP—15 Shropshire Ewes—good ones 1 Shrop
shire buck.
CHICKENS—100 White Leghorn laying hens—Big
English 6 Ducks 3 doe Rabbits.
MACHINERY—1 Oliver 12-in. Gang Plow, a good one
1 Com sled on wheels—a good one 1 McCormick-Deering
2-row corn plow 1 set double work harness, with collars.
CORN—575 shocks of good Corn—in shock.
By order of the Board of Public Af­
fairs of the Village of Bluffton. Ohio.
24 E. S. Hauenstein. Clerk.
60 Head Duroes
Friday, Oct. 15 at 1 P. M.
At C. W. Swaim north farm, 4
miles north, 2 miles west of Mc
Comb, O. or 7 miles east, 2
miles north of Leipsic, O. This is
one of the best developed offerings
to sell in Ohio in 1943. The breed
ing is the best. They are the
medium type—low down, thick,
smooth, good length, beautiful
cherry red color, easy-feeding
kind. New blood lines, an out
standing litter by Tanbark, Grand
Champion of Illinois, 1943. Also
good gilts by Good News, others
by Masterful Lad, Four Ace Jr.,
and C. W.’s Ace. Plan to be at
this sale and get a good boar and
and some gilts. They will take
care of the record grain crop that
will be produced in 1944, at a
profit. If you can’t be at the sale
write or call me at my expense,
what you want to pay for a boar
or gilt and we will have them
bought for you.
and Ryan, North Creek, O. Col.
Clyde Warren, Bluffton, O. L. D.
Stewart, Duroc News.
Write for Catalogue
_______McComb, Ohio_________
Clyde Warren, Auct- Rodney Hover, Clerk.
Horses $5.00 Cows $4.00
Small Stock removed free of charge.
Quick Service
Telephone Findlay, MAIN 475, Reverse Charges
“Branch. Fo.toria Animal Prndrirtii. Inc.**_________________

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