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ALLEN COUNTY ‘Victory Village’ Opened Soon Homes for 140 more families will be available at Lima soon when “Vic tory Village” is opened in South Lima. It consists of 35 four-family buildings and 15 more of similar size will be started soon. Also in “.Victory .Village” is a community house containing domestic science quarters where women will be taught to cook and can. The project is designed for Ne groes. Lima Seeks 2,100 Workers With in-migration of labor still banned at Lima because of a lack of housing facilities, a program to hire 350 additional workers a month for the next six months was dis closed by the Lima Emergency Council. At least this number will be need ed to fill vacancies and for replace ment purposes, a committee spokes man said. John Saunders, director of the U. S. Employment Service in Lima, re ported his bureau has placed 5,989 persons in jobs in the last four months. Plans to erect 15 more four-family dwellings and to install 100 more trailer homes have been cancelled, NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES the Federal Public Housing Author ity at Cleveland informed William P. Wilson, local agency manager. Durbin Stricken Francis W. Durbin, Lima attorney and a state Democratic central com mitteeman was taken to St. Rita’s hospital after suffering a heart at tack while conferring in the judges’ chambers of the Third District Court of Appeals at Lima. His condition is reported to be good. Leads Same Band 43 Years WANTED WHOLE MILK for the manufacture of Spray Powder AND SOUR CREAM for the manufacture of Butter Highest Prices Paid for All Dairy Products THE PAGE DAIRY CO. BLUFFTON, OHIO Delphos Eagles band entered its 43rd year of continuous existence and during the entire period has had but one conductor, William G. Point. The anniversary was celebrated with a concert, supper and a dane in Eagles Hall. PHONE 489-W Cavy Breeders Elect Vern H. Ashton, president of the Lima Ashton and Cavy Breeders as sociation for the past several years, was re-elected to that office at the regular meeing of he organization in the home of C. B. Phillips at Lima. Other officers elected are: H. E. Crites, vice-president Ralph Kortier, secretary’ F. A. Kortier, treasurer, and W. G. Rawls, director The association will install the new officers at the. next regular meeting on Dec. 29. SO MEN WANTED FOR ESSENTIAL WAR WORK Experience Not Necesary—Paid While You Learn GOOD WAGES-STEADY WORK Time and Half After 40 Hours FIRST—SECOND—THIRD SHIFTS Attention Farmers—You may be able to work the 2nd or 3rd shift 8 hours and still do your necessary farm work during the Winter. Good Prospects for Regular Employment After the War All applicants must comply with the U. M. C. stabilization program. COOPER CORPORATION All Hiring Done Through the United States Employment Service 118 E. Sandusky St Steal Coal From Cellar Police doubtfully called it petit larceny as they started a hunt for a ton of coal stolen from the base ment of Kenneth Redmond’s home. Redmond said a cardboard parti tion was removed from a basement window in his absence, and his en tire supply of coal was hauled away. HANCOCK COUNTY Dentist Joins U. S. Staff Dr. G. W. Pifer, Findlay dentist, was sworn in as an assistant dental surgeon of the United States Public Health Service and is to leave soon for Bethesda Station, Md. Officer And Canine Wear Purple Heart Of the many souvenirs Lieut. Harold C. Bishop has sent home from the African, Sicilian and Ital ian campaigns, the one his wife, Jean, prizes most is a picture of General Eisenhower with Lieuten ant Bishop and Chips, the canine hero of Bishop’s company. Both Bishop and the dog wear the Order of the Purple Heart for wounds suffered in action and Chips won a silver Star for cleaning out a machine gun nest the morning the company landed in Sicily. Both have recovered and returned to active duty. Chips has been with the company since it landed in Africa Nov. 8, 11942. Bishop, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bishop of Findlay, has a six-month old daughter, Patricia Ann, whom he has never seen Mrs. Bishop’s brother, Pvt. Wil liam Riley, is convalescing in an American hospital from wounds suf fered in New Guinea last January. Receives Commission Marco J. Cramer of Rawson, re cently graduated in meteorology at the University of California at Los Angeles, receiving a commission of second lieutenant. He also is a graduate of Ohio State university, having received an M. A. degree. Before entering the armed service he was employed as a chemist by the Capital City Products company of Columbus, and was a part-time stu dent at Ohio State working on his Ph. D. degree. Findlay Air Cadet Killed In Crash Gordon Esckilsen, 20, Findlay High School graduate, was killed in a plane crash at Midland Field, Tex as. He was training as a bombard ier and would have been gradu ated soon. Esckilsen’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Esckilsen, moved from Find lay to Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1941. Mr. Esckilsen, of Findlay, formerly THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO was district manager for the Great Lakes Sugar Beet Co., of Fndlaly. They talked by telephone with their son the night before he was killed. It was his birhday night and he told his father he was happy because he would receive his commission when he was 20. His father was com missioned in the marines in World War I when 20. Flocks And Fleece Banquet Held Directors for the Hancock Flock and Fleece association were elected at the annual dinner program held in the Elks’ Home at Findlay. One hundred and fifty-three members and friends of the association attended. Sgt. Sends Sis Grass Skirt Sgt. Warren E. Weber, who is serving with the 37th Division in the southwest Pacific theater of war, has sent a grass skirt and bamboo souvenir to his sister, Mrs. Charles Gunn, of Findlay. Sgt. Weber left Findlay with old Co. C, Ohio National Guard, in 1940, and he has never been home on a furlough. He took part in the battle of Munda and is believed to have been in the fight for Bougainville Island. HARDIN COUNTY Farmer Bags Fox Walter Hankins reported he shot a 12-pound fox on his farm north of Kenton. Airfield in Italy [AMERICAN ARMY AIK ,'XCE Spitfires ready for action on an airfield near Salerno. These ace Britisi ..hter planes flown by U.S. pilots, were obtained from Britain thru “reverse leuo-iease." In foreground is a junkpile of enemy planet which had been destroyed bv Allied bombings before we captured field. To Pilot Blimp John D. Wheeler, Jr., Kenton, has been commissioned an ensign after training as a blimp pilot at Lake hurst, N. J. 17th Hardin Man Dies In Action Sergt. Wilbur Overly, 21, a gunner in the Army Air Forces, was killed Nov. 29 in the combat raging around Bougainville in the southwest Pa cific, according to a message deliver ed to his father, Truman Overly, of east of Kenton. He was the 17th Hardin County man to die in action in World War II. Sergeant Overly was a senior in Kenton High school when he enlisted Dec. 26, 1941. He was injured in a plane crash while training in North Carolina a yen i ago He went over seas six months ago. Wounded In Italy Sergt. Clyde Beltz, son of Mrs. Cora Beltz of Kenton, was wounded slightly Nov 12 during the invasion of Italy, he wrote his mother in a letter Nov. 17. He said he is in a hospital. Ada Coach Inducted Lowell Reese, coach and biology teacher at Ada high school, reported for army induction Dec. 15. He coached the basketball squad until the end of his furlough. He was sworn in at Toledo, Nov. 24. War, Gas Rationing Curb Celebration Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Castor quietly celebrated their golden wedding an niversary at Kenton recently, but none of their five children were present due to the w’ar and gasoline rationing. Mr. Castor, a building contractor, is a member of the Hard in County Elections Board and a former mayor and councilman of Kenton. Soldier Blackjacked In Fight Over Girl Dan Howard, a soldier visiting his parents near Alger, was severely beaten on the head with a black jack and was stabbed several times in the back during a fight over a girl at an Allen county inn, he told attaches of McKitrick hospital w’here 15 stitches were taken to close wounds in his back. Kenton Man Is Commissioned Donald Lee Hatcher, son of Mrs. Irene Schlinglof of Kenton, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the U. S. Marine Corps and began a specialized course at Quantico, Va. War Hero Home Lieut. George R. Smith, Ada, is home on leave after completing 50 missions over North Africa, Sicily and Italy as a fighter pilot. He has won the Distinguished Flying Cross and other decorations. His father, Major George Smith, now’ is on duty in England. Adrift 8 Hours In Ocean Storm A delayed news dispatch revealed that Corp. Gerald F. Ansley, Kenton, narrowly escaped death after his ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic last February. The dispatch said Ansley, who wras meagerly clad, was stung by rain, sleet and snow for eight hours un til an escort ship rescued him from a lifeboat. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Ansley. Farm Home Burns The 10-room farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barrett, east of Kenton, was destroyed after flames from a defective flue spread thru out the upper portion before neigh bors discovered the blaze. Leg And Eye Loss No Lesson, Jailed Common Pleas Judge Arthur D. Tudor of Kenton expressed sym pathy for the man and then sen tenced him to 30 days in jail on a drunken driving charge. The man told the court he lost a leg and an eye previously as a re sult of a traffic accident. Naval Officer Hurt Lieut, (j. g.) C. C. (Mickey) War ren, Ada, is recovering in the navy hospital at Philadelphia, Pa., from skull and hip fractures suffered Nov. 18 in an automobile accident, friends were informed. The accident resulted from a blowout. Pvt. Cited For Heroism In Italy Pvt Donald E. Henry, Kenton, has received the Silver Star for gallantry in action, a Fifth Army headquarters dispatch from Italy revealed. The citation set forth tnat Henry took over a 50-caliber machine gun on the half-track he and a gun crew were manning and, in full view of the enemy, pinned down two enemy machine guns until his comrades were able to right a damaged gun, couple it to the half-track and suc cessfully withdraw. Takes Walk After Appendectomy Charles Pittington, Kenton, was back in his room in Antonio Hos pital, little the worse for an early morning w’alk which he took a few’ hours after he underwent an emer gency appendicitis operation. Police found him in his apartment and he wras returned to the hospital in an ambulance. PUTNAM COUNTY Putnam County Winner Miss Marilyn Steiner, Mt. Cory, was winner of the recent Putnam County Prince of Peace Declamation contest. Miss Donna Parsons, Co lumbus Grove, was second. Wins Corn Growing Test Mrs. Belle Dickey has learned that her son, Moses Dickey, has been announced the winner of the DeKalb corn growing contest in Henry county in 1943. Mr. Dickey pro duced an average of 115.56 bushels per acre to take top honors in the county. He is a formal’ resident of the Wisterman community. Probation Violator Taken To Lancaster Failing to abide by the probation terms set down by Judge William George of the Putnam county juve nile court, a 13-year-old Leipsic boy w’as taken to the Boys’ Industrial School at Lancaster Thursday, Sher iff Arnold Potts reported. The boy had been taken before Judge George two weeks ago on charges of burglarizing some homes in Leipsic. He returned home on probation and entered other homes, the Sheriff informed the court. Deer Hunters Return Floyd Okuley, Paul Wenzinger, Lewis Okuley and Nelson Ball of North Creek, Dora Eiden of New’ Bavaria, John Meyers of Leipsic, and Whitey Fisher returned Sunday evening from a hunting trip in Pennsylvania with two deer. Leipsic Missionaries Serving In Iran Dr. and Mrs. Rolla E. Hoffman, natives of Leipsic, are stationed at Teheran, Iran, scene of the confer ence between Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill. Dr. Hoffman is a Presbyterian mis sionary and his w’ife is a nurse in the hospitals at Teheran. Dr. Hoffman’s mother, who lives in Leipsic, said Dr. and Mrs. Hoff man have entertained American sol diers in their home, the guests in cluding Sergt. Earl Eicher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Eicher of Leipsic. Many Donate Blood The listed volunteer blood donors who went to Lima recently to donate blood to the American Red Cross blood bank was increased by about 20 on arrival at Lima, it was re ported by Mrs. Arnold, chief Putnam county block leader. More than 200 from Putnam coun ty will donate blood during the cur rent week. Tuesday has been set aside as Putnam county day but it will be impossible for the bank to ac cept all the volunteers on the one day. McComb Man Gets Degree With Honors Delbert L. Latta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester L. Latta of McComb, was graduated recently with distinc YOUR POULTRY FLOCK THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 1943 tion from the college of law at Ohio Northern University. He received his pre-legal work at Findlay college Mr. Latta was in training a year with the 37th Division at Camp Shel by, Miss., and later joined the Ma rine Corps, but was disqualified be cause of a knee disability. He plans to enter the practice of law’ after the war. Hurts Hand In Corn Shredder Miss Bernice Wolff of North Creek daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wolff, recently caught her right forefinger in a corn shelter. Due to infection it was necessary to remove the entire nail. Check Clothes assure lonSer life for house «gularivnSford S!?thing’ Check them fn thln spots* raveled thnf Ta rips’ loose thfead ends hat need mending and dangling but tons^ snaps, fasteners, hooks8 and AN ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE SALARIES AND COMPENSATION OF CERTAIN OF FICERS OF THE VILLAGE OF BLUFFTON. OHIO. AND REPEALING ALL PREVIOUS ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT THERE- Be it ordained by the Council of the Vil lage of Bluffton, State of Ohio: Section 1: That the salary of the Clerk of the Village of Bluffton, State of Ohio, shall be Five Hundrey ($500.00) Dollars per year, payable quarterly. Section 2: That the salary of the Treas urer of the Village of Bluffton, State of Ohio, shall be One Hundred and Fifty ($150.00) Dollars per year, payable quarterly, Section3: That the salary of each of the members of the Board of Public /Xffairs shall be One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars per year payable quarterly. Section!: That the above salaries shall be effective from and after the first day of Jan uary, 1944. Section 5: That all ordinances or parts of ordinances incinsistent herewith be and the same are hereby repealed and that this or dinance shall take effect from and after the earliest epriod allowed by law. Adopted by the Council of the Village of Bluffton, Ohio, this 6th day of December, 1943. W. A. HOWE. Mayor. Attest: W. O. Geiger, Clerk. 34 LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE HAULING Every Load Insured STAGER BROS. Bluffton. Ohio IS WORTH MONEY That’s why you should get it in condition now for the winter. Have your flock culled, wormed and vaccinated by our experienced service men. A full line of heated waterers, hen feeders and remedies. Highest market price for live poultry. JORG HATCHERY Successor to Steiner Hatchery Phone 182-W. Runts Are Burglars! ASK US ABOUT HOPRO FOR HOGS 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. WANTED—DEAD STOCK WE PAY TOP CASH PRICES Horses $5.00 Cows $4.00 Small Stock removed free of charge. Quick Service Telephone Findlay, MAIN 475, Reverse Charges BUCKEYE REDUCTION COMPANY, Findlay, Ohio “Branch. Fostoria Animal Product., Inc."