Lima’s Postal Receipts
The Lima post office now ranks
number 251st among more than 45,
000 post offices and classified postal
stations, as a result of the $312,349
volume of business done in 1942, it
was learned at the post office de
Business at the Lima office in
creased from $253,929 in 1937 to
$320,011 in 1940 to $312,349 in 1942.
There was no corresponding advance
in ranking, however, for business at
post offices throughout the country
In 1937 the Lima post office was
ranked 242nd in 1940 it had a rank
ing of 226.
Sends Fiancee Purple
Pfc. Robert Tomlinson, Columbus,
wounded in the Sicilian campaign,
has sent to his fiancee, Miss Ruth
Smith, Lima Route 5, a Purple
Heart Award which he received re
Wounded while he was serving
with a tank division, it is believed he
now is a patient in an African hos
Cops Nab Nine In
Nine youths piled out of a coupe
to the astonishment of police cruiser
men who stopped them on a down
town street in Lima.
One married girl, 19, was charged
NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES
with operating an automobile with
out a license and a 20-year-old man
was charged with permitting an un
authorized person to operate his
The girl was fined $1 and the
youth forfeited bond of $5.
War Plant Expansion
Refusal of the Lima City Council
to amend a zoning ordinance has
balked a proposed expansion project
of the Steiner division of the Len
nox Furnace Co.
Poland China Hog Sale
The action came after petitions
had been submitted bearing names
of more than 20 per cent of the
owners of property adjoining the
site of a proposed addition to the
plant. Four of the seven council
men favored the amendment, but the
city charter provides that a unani
mous vote is necessary when proper
ty owners protest.
31 Spring Boars 20 Spring Gilts
Tuesday, Oct. 19
Cab Driver William Toland of
Lima was slugged as he reported to
his office from an outdoor telephone,
and was robbed of $60, he told
police. A dispatcher heard a scuffle
when the conversation ceased sud
denly, and sent another driver to in
vestigate. He found Toland uncon
At our farm 4 miles east of Pandora and 4 Vi miles north
Police Chiefs Resigns
For War Job
Mayor Frank McClain announced
the resignation of James C. Good
win as Lima police chief, effective
October 25, and said Goodwin asked
Choice Offering—Evident and Model Master Breeding
TERMS— CASH. SALE BEGINS AT 1 P. M.
Ben Amstutz & Sons, Pandora
Aucts.—Franks, Minshall & Thrapp.
Having sold my farm, I, the undersigned will sell at
public auction at my farm 5 miles southwest of Bluffton
2V2 miles north of Beaverdam or 6 miles south of Pandora
Wednesday, Oct. 20
The following property:
13 CATTLE—Guernsey Cow 4 yrs old to be fresh May
1 Holstein-Guernsey cow 2 yrs. old, fresh soon Holstein
Shorthorn cow 9 yrs. old, heavy milker Jersey cow 5 yrs.
old, springer Guernsey cow 5 yrs. old to be fresh in Febru
ary, a good cow Guernsey heifer fresh soon red cow 3
yrs. old Brown Swiss and Jersej’ cow 4 yrs. old to be
fresh Dec. 1 Holstein bull wt. 600 lbs. Guernsey bull 7
months old red heifer calf wt. 370 red heifer wt. 550 red
heifer, wt. 600.
HOGS—Sow with 8 pigs by side 10 pigs 12 weeks old,
immuned 10 pigs 8 weeks old, not immuned Berkshire
male hog 1’4 years old, immuned.
FARM MACHINERY—McCormick-Deering F-20 tractor,
good condition McCormick-Deering cultivator with power
lift McCormick-Deering little Genius 14 inch tractor plow
McCormick-Deering corn planter with fertilizer attach
ment Black Hawk corn planter Milwaukee corn binder
good condition Buckrake on Buick machine, good condition
and 6-ply tires 10 ft. Dunham cultipacker 8 ft. Dunham
rotary hoe 10 ft. spike tooth harrow 2 spring tooth har
rows McCormick single row cultivator McCormick Big
Four 5 ft. mower McCormick 14 inch breaking plow Mc
Cormick feed grinder 8 inch burrs McCormick web hay
loader, practically new McCormick manure spreader 12 ft.
weeder John Deere tractor disc good condition Studebak
er wagon with 3lz4 inch tires set heavy double work har
ness and collars Studebaker wagon with 3V4 meh tires
25 bushel Celina galvenized hog feeder 100 gallon hog
fountain cattle de-horner butchering kettle forks log
chains pump jack 1 Dickelman hog feeders and other ar
HAY AND GRAIN—5 tons mixed hay 4 tons alfalfa
and timothy hay 100 bushels of oats.
Sale to begin at 10:30 A. M.
Ernest E. Erect
Harold McClain, Auct.
Paul Geiser and Arthur Weaver, Clerks.
Lunch served by ladies of Rockport M. E. Church.
to be restored to his former rank of
sergeant. Goodwin recently started
work in a war plant at his former
trade as a machinist.
Held As German
Two U. S. Army officers from the
Lima district Wednesday were re
ported to be held as prisoners of war
of Germany, the War department an
Second Lieut. Bruce M. Kreischer,
son of Mrs. Katherine M. Kreischer
of Convoy, reported missing in action
last Augusrt 17, is a prisoner of the
Germans, the department said.
Second Lieut. Robert G. Bailey,
son of Mrs. Daniel J. Bailey of Van
Wert, also is listed as a German
prisoner by the department.
Bonded Debt Hits
The City of Lima’s bonded debt hit
its lowest figure in 27 years Wed
nesday as City Auditor Clyde Welty
reported his office was in the midst
of paying off this year’s highest
"When this year’s maturities all
are met, Auditor Welty said the in
debtedness figure will have fallen
below the $2,000,000 mark for the
first time in more than a quarter of
$702,000 To Kin Of
Checks totaling $496,000 in family
allowances and allotments went in
the past year to Lima residents who
have sons, husbands or fathers in
military service, according to figures
issued by the War Department’s Of
fices of Dependency Benefits.
These checks, 1,440 in number each
month, consisted of $332,000 in fam
ily allowances and $164,000 in money
voluntarily set aside by the service
men from their pay.
To Allen county relatives of sol
diers went 2,040 checks a month,
calling for $702,000 in family al
lowances and allotments during the
The total of the nation’s allowance
and allotment checks, to the tune of
over 4,000,000 monthly in the past
year, were issued by the ODB from
its 18-stpry building in Newark,
Handling this huge job with dis
patch is made possible only by nearly
complete mechanization, employing
such master machines as check writ
ers, check signers, envelope filler and
error detectors. In the past twelve
month the ODB sent out $924,456,
354 in family allowances and $452,
225,210 in allotments. Payments in
the allowance catgory are based on
$50 monthly for the wife, $12 for the
first child and $10 for each addition
Medics To Meet In
The Northwestern Ohio Medicine
association, at its annual fall meet
ing held in Toledo last week, ac
cepted an invitation extended by the
Hancock County Academy of Medi
cine to meet in Findlay in October,
The War Production Board has
approved the erection of a one-story
100 by 240-foot brick and steel ad
dition to the plant of the Cooper
Corp, in Findlay.
Company officials said greater fa
cilities are needed to maintain norm
al production with synthetic rubber.
Many Improved Roads
Few of Ohio’s 88 counties have
more miles of improved highways
than Hancock county, according to
statistics compiled recently by the
Petroleum Industry Committee of
According to the tabulation, Han
cock has 1,111 miles of improved
highways. The county ranks tenth
in the state.
OPA Revokes Gas
Special hearings for 42 speed vio
lators were held in the common
pleas court room at Findlay by spe
cial investigating officers from the
Toledo office of OPA.
The offenders were persons arrest
ed by the state patrol and convicted
on charges of speed in excess of the
victory rate of 35 miles and the
state limit of 45 miles an hour.
Similar hearings were conducted in
Lima and have been conducted sev
eral times in Toledo.
Offenders included residents of
Findlay, Bowling Green, North Bal
timore, Ottawa, Portage, Fostoria,
Sycamore, McClure, Arcadia and
The heaviest penalty was to a
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Seek Recruits For Nursing Service
Gas rationing holds no terrors for these women of the Macon, Ne
braska Red Cross Home Nursing class, and when it is muddy they are
glad to pile into an old farm wagon. Out of 17 who started the course,
16 completed it. Photo by: American Red Croat. Washington. D. C.
Fostorian whose book and supple
mental gasoline ration were revoked
for six months. He had previuosly
been arrested and fined for driving
his car at a speed of 85 miles an
Most of violators were war work
ers, but in some instances the of
fenders were holders of A books.
Hardin county went over the top
in the Third War Loan drive. The
quota of $1,717,000 was exceeded by
Record Book Presented
A record book carrying names,
rank and other pertinent details of
the 109 men who comprised Kenton’s
Co. on April 19, 1861, was pre
sented by the local American Legion
post to the Hardin County relic
College Stand To
Dr. Robert McClure of Ohio North
ern, Ada, will represent the small
liberal arts colleges at a hearing be
fore the house military affairs com
mittee in Washington some time soon.
The independent initiative of the
small colleges will be outlined in
Squirrel Dashes To
Rayle For Safety
The “foxhole” for a baby squirrel
turned out to be the shelter of a
trouser leg belonging to Charles
Rayle, of Defiance county.
As Mr. Rayle was entering the
home of Oren Dickason, of Ada, he
noticed a red squirrel approaching
him with her baby in her mouth.
Becoming frightened when she saw
the man the squirrel dropped her
baby and ran. The wee squirrel im
mediately dashed toward Mr. Rayle
and ran up his leg. Recovering the
squirrel he put it on a tree stump
nearby and the mother soon returned
to claim her baby.
She grabbed it up in her mouth
and gracefully ran from limb to limb
carrying the squirrel until she had
reached their home.
Four Vie For Home
coming Queen Honors
Homecoming queen for Ohio North
ern university will be selected from
four candidates. She will be crowned
at the annual homecoming dance
which is to be held on October 23.
New soybeans were flowing into
local elevators at Ada in great quan
tities as ideal weather for combining
continued. More than 10,000 bushels
had been marketed and heavier ie
ceipts are expected if the weather
Sulky Injures Fair
William Oatman, 68, Rushmore,
was confined to St. Rita’s hospital,
Lima, suffering injuries received at
the Putnam county fair.
Mr. Oatman, a grounds special
policeman, was assisting a group of
children to cross the race track when
he was struck by a moving race
horse sulky. He sustained multiple
fractures of the left leg and a
fractured left shoulder.
The injured man was taken to the
office of a local physician for first
aid and then taken to the hospital
in an ambulance.
Fair Receipts At New
The 88th annual Putnam County
Fair came to a close Saturday with
all premiums paid and receipts hit
ting a new high for the exposition.
Unofficial figures released on the
receipts from sale of gate, grand
stand and automobile tickets during
the last four days of the fair showed
Monday that these totaled $13,553
for a gain of $2,806 over the 1942
Safe In England
Captain Milo B. Rice, physician
from Pandora, who entered the army
in October, 1942, has arrived in Eng
land according to messages received
by his family.
Marine Officer On
Captain Sheldon Hall, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Hall, of near Leip
sic, notified his parents Thursday he
had arrived at San Francisco and
would be home soon.
Captain Hall has been on duty
with the air force of the U. S. Ma
rine Air corps in the southwest Pa
cific for many months. He was the
center of several accounts sent back
here in recent months by war cor
respondents. One related how he
was shot down and nearly lost his
life before he reached his base.
4-H Club Auction Sale
Termed by Auctioneer Lewis Ryan,
Napoleon, as one of the finest club
auction sales ever held in the mid
west, high grade livestock raised by
Putnam county 4-H club members
and Future Farmers of America,
sold at the county fair, netted own
ers of the stock $9,037.25.
The sale, held in connection with
the fourth annual Junior fair, at the
88th annual Putnam county fair,
saw 43 steers, 30 hogs, and 12 lambs
sold under spirited bidding.
The grand champion steer, raised
by Dale Basinger, of Columbus
Grove, brought the high price of
$28.25 per hundredweight. The
steer weighed 1,030 pounds and paid
the owner $290.97. It was purchased
by Friend’s Locker, Toledo.
Putnam Bests War
Aided by substantial credits from
sources outside the county, citizens
of Putnam county have succeeded in
going “over the top” in the Third
War Loan Drive, it was announced
by officials of the county war finance
Pandora Grangers Cop
Pandora’s senior and junior
granges copped first honors in their
respective divisions in the grange
judging at the Putnam county fair.
Fair Crowd Snaps
They didn’t last long but there
were 1,500 pounds of bananas for
sale at one stand on the fairgrounds
at the Putnam county fair. The ven
dor, from Kalamazoo, Mich,, would
not disclose how he happened to be
fortunate enough to purchase this
large quantity of fruit, so scarce
Soil erosion does not stop in Ohio
during the winter unless cover crops
are planted to prevent surface wash
ing on fields which have produced
Week-end guests at the M. J. Strat
ton home were Mr. and Mrs. Russell
Stratton and sons Scott and Denny
of West Jefferson. Sunday callers
were Mr. and Mrs. Claude Christman
and family of Findlay, W. C. Kling
ler and family and the B. J. Stratton
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stauffer of
Bluffton spent Sunday evening at the
Emmaline Nonnamaker home.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Crates and
daughter Sondra and son Larry of
near Arlington, Mary Koontz of Bluff
ton spent Sunday at the Frank Dray
Miss Kaye Nonnamaker spent
Thursday night with Janice Henry.
Union Prayer services at Olive
Branch church Thursday evening.
Those enjoying the tureen dinner
at the John Meyers home last Wed
nesday were Rev. and Mrs. Paul
Zimmerman of Rawson, Mrs. Goldie
Battles, Mrs. Myron Stratton, Mrs.
Everett Bish, Mrs. Thomas Koontz,
Mrs. Jess Fisher, Mrs. Wright Kling
ler and son Don, Mrs. Carson Mar
shall and son Merlin, Mrs. Zilla Hix
on, Mrs. Oliver Spaeth and daughter
Mary Jene, Mrs. Lendon Basinger and
Gareth, Mrs. Emmaline Nonnamaker,
Mrs. D. D. Williamson, Mrs. Anna
Koontz, Mrs. Arthur Nonnamaker and
the hostess Mrs. John Meyers.
Sunday evening callers at the
Thomas Koontz home were Mr. and
Mrs. Herbert Crates and family of
near Arlington, Mrs. Anna Koontz
and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Nonnamaker
and family. Monday evening callers
were Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Fisher and
Robert Koontz left Monday for
Camp Benjamin Harrison, Ind.
The Rally day sendees at the Ol
ive Branch church were well attended
Sunday. Scout Troop 82 of Bluffton
helped in the dedication sendees of
HOGS—19 shoats, double immuned.
THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 1943.
FOOD AT LAST
FARM EQUIPMENT—John Deere rubber tired wagon
with grain bed, like new Empire grain drill McCormick
mover hay loader 1-horse five shovel cultivator 1/3 H. P.
electric motor electric fence controller 150 ft. manila hay
rope, like new 3 hay slings trip rope corn crib fence hog
troughs canvas 10 ft.- by 12 ft., like new pitch fork scoop
HAY—Mixed hay in the mow.
CORN—10 acres on stalk—corn will be picked for the
HOUSEHOLD GOODS—Oak dining room table buf
fet single bed laundry stove with water jacket Alladin
lamp sanitary milk strainer McCormick-Deering electric
cream separator, all tinware stainless steel, like new. Other
Small refugee finds food ana
comfort in a new home provided
for her by a member agency
bf the National War Fund
Allen County War
the new Christian and American flags
of the church, and a program was en
Those attending from a distance
were Mr. and Mrs. Russell Stratton
and family of West Jefferson, Mr. and
Mrs. Terry Bell and family of Marys
ville, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bell and
family of Columbus Grove, Mr. and
Mrs. Wongelmerth and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Claude Christman and fam
ily and John Stough all of Findlay,
Mrs. Chas. Emmans of Bluffton, Mr.
and Mrs. Horace Stratton, Mr. and
Mrs. Dull Battles and family of Mt
Cory, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Crates of
Arlington, Rev. H. D. Camp and Mrs.
C. C. Camp and friends of North Bal
timore and Rev. and Mrs. Paul Zim
merman and son Paul of Rawson.
Our Want-ads bring results.
As I am moving to Bluffton, I will sell at public auction
at the Jesse Welty farm, 3 miles Northeast of Bluffton on
Route 25, the following items:
Thursday, October 21, 1943
Sale begins at 1 P. M.
CATTLE—Pure bred Jersey heifer due to freshen the
last of November Jersey-Guernsey heifer due to freshen
the last of November.
A. F. ALBRO, Owner
Munson Trapp, Auct. Roy Rogers, Clerk
Runts Are Burglars!
ASK US ABOUT
Something New! Something Different! We have
tried it on 11 different heads this Reason with excep
tional results. Something we can recommend to
every hog raiser.
The Bluffton Milling Co.
WE PAY TOP CASH PRICES
Horses $5.00 Cows $4.00
Small Stock removed free of charge.
Telephone Findlay, MAIN 475, Reverse Charges
BUCKEYE REDUCTION COMPANY, Findlay, Ohio
"Branch. Fo«toria Animal Pwwtjrt*. Vnr
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