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THURSDAY, DEC. 23, 1943
ALLEN COUNTY Two Airlines Want Lima On Routes A second major airline has filed application for inauguration of lines operating through Lima when the United Airlines sought approval of the Civil Aeronautics Board. The proposed route would link Chicago and New York through Fort Wayne, Lima, Mansfield and Marion. The route is similar to the one pro posed by Transcontinental and West ern Air, Inc., also serving Lima. TWA also proposes to place Lima on a north-south route. Lima Police Sergeant Appeals Dismissal Branding the charges false, Police Sergt. Elgin Ralston appealed to the Lima Civil Service Commission against his dismissal by Mayor A. L. Matheny. The mayor charged Rals ton with unbecoming conduct. Sergt. Ralston scheduled to be ex amined for induction into the armed forces, was discharged by Mayor A. L. Matheny who said he believed the sergeant had used his authority to frighten an 18-year-old girl. Ralston -was acquitted in Septem ber of statutory charges filed by the girl. Scout Head Elevated To New Post Mark Lutman, field scout executive of the Shawnee Council of Boy Scouts, has been promoted to Assist ant Scout Executive of the Put-han sen council with headquarters at Findlay. The promotion is to take effect January 1 when he will leave the Shawnee Council to assume his new duties. Allen County Donates 8 Tons Of Clothing Nearly 6,000 pounds of discarded clothing have been contributed and cleaned for shipment to liberated countries in a drive in Allen County, and an estimated 10,000 pounds await weighing and cleaning, Sal vage Chairman Charles Cook report ed. War Worker And Boy Die In Accidents Automobile accidents claimed the lives of an 11-year-old boy and a war worker at Lima. Louis Wheeler, Jr., was killed as he walked with his father and sister at the outskirts of Lima. David Craig, Russells Point, died in a hospital after his car had been hit by a freight train at a B. & O. crossing a mile from Lima. Second Brother Miss ing In Action Flight Officer Richard S. Wilkins is the second of four brothers of nearby Harrod to be reported miss ing in action. All are in the Army Air Forces. The War Department notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. T. Wilkins, that Richard failed to return from a mission Dec. 10. A brother, First Lieut. Ora M. Wilkins, has been missing since April 16. Lima School Needs Set Near $700,000 Full operation costs for the Lima schools for 1944 will near the $700, 000 mark, according to figures given to the city board of education by Supt. J. McLean Reed for study preliminary to passage of the annual appropriation resolution. Approval of the appropriation is scheduled for the first regular meeting in January. HANCOCK COUNTY Findlay Man Hurt Robert Deitrick, 21, of Findlay, suffered a head concussion as a re sult of an automobile collision. The accident occurred when Deitrick’s car skidded and collided with a car driven by Kenneth Ritchey, of near Carey. He is in Findlay hospital. Soldier Hospitalized Staff Sergt. John A'nnon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Annon, of Find lay, has returned to Wintre General Hospital, Topeka, Kansas, to undergo an operation on a wounded hand. He was in action with the 37th Division in the Southwest Pacific. Findlay Asks Air Stop Findlay is being considered as a scheduled stop on the proposed Cin cinnati-Detroit and Cleveland-Ft. Wayne air line routes of the Trans continental and Western Airlines, NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES Inc. A committee asked Jack Frye, president of TWA to include Find lay. He replied that the local air port would be considered. Day Saved By Camp Fires An appeal made by Findlay’s Day Nursey for toys brought quick re sponse from the Camp Fire Girls. The girls sponsored a movie, with toys as the admission fee and col lected 1,100 toys. Buys Toledo Truck ing Firm Announcement was made that Howard J. Good, purchasing agent for many years of the Buckeye Trac tion Ditcher Co. at Findlay, has pur chased the plant and business of the Depenthal Truck & Storage Co. in Toledo. The firm is in the struck ing, storage, crating and shipping business. Farm Home Burns The farm home of William Shull of near Findlay and two small build ings were razed by fire recently. Guard Officers Trained Capt. K. L. Frost, First Lieut. E. H. Struble and Sec. Lieut. R. J. Bor en, of Co. I, Ohio State Guard, have returned to Findlay from a week of intensive training at Fort Knox, Ky. Seventy Ohio State Guard officers took the course. Writes To 200 In Armed Services As a morale builder for men in the armed services, Mrs. Jane Ebert takes rank as probably Findlay’s busiest letter writer. In addition to corresponding with her husband, Staff Sergt. Richard Ebert who is with the air forces in Africa, Mrs. Ebert was given the task of writing to 18 service men who formerly were employed by the Central Ohio Light and Power Co. That task grew to 200 letters a week to soldiers all over the world. Mrs. Ebert has had replies from Africa, Sicily, the Southwest Pacific, Australia, India, Alaska and scoi-es of camps scattered over the world. In her letters, Mrs. Ebert tucks a little of “God Bless America” and bits of “Home Sweet Home” and brightens them with flags, cartoons, or anything appropriate to the sea son. The Christmas letters are bright with holly, mistletoe and starstudded Christmas trees. A turkey gobbler on the Thanksgiving messages re minded men far from home of an American tradition, and for the Fourth of July there were bursting firecrackers and flags flying in a breeze. Ottawa Warehouse Burns Workmen have cleaned up the ruined interior of the John Schaefer and Son warehouse at Ottawa after fire caused between $5,000 and $7,000 damage at the establishment at 5:30 p. m. Thursday. Schaefer operates a wholesale produce business from the warehouse. He said that the normal stock in the warehouse amounts to about $10,000 and estimated that about half of the contents were ruined or burned. The warehouse contained large quantities of sugar, flour and pota toes as well as oranges, apples, nuts and other perishable items. Most of this stock was ruined that was stored in the front portion of the warehouse. HARDIN COUNTY $15,000 Fire Destroys Ada Potato Storage A tractor exploded recently as it was being driven out of a shed at tached to a potato storage building owned by the J. M. Stambaugh farm, five miles east of Ada, ignited the building and destroyed the structure and 6,000 bushels of potatoes. No one was hurt. The Ada fire department saved two adjoining buildings. The potatoes were the property of Bosse Brothers, potato growers, who said they represented the crop from 160 acres. They estimated the loss at $15,000. Flames burned through telephone and telegraph wires which passed over the building along the Pennsyl vania Railroad. Wire service and the railroad's signal system was dis rupted for three hours. Saved By Plasma, Offers Blood Pfc. Paul E. Rizor, 20, of nearby Mt. Victory, was home with a medi cal discharge from the army, sole survivor of a gun crew that was struck by a Nazi bomb during fight ing at El Guittar, Tunisia. He has a hip injury and walks with a cane. Rizor said he received nine pints of blood plasma in his fight for life, and said the work of the Red Cross is so important that he would come to Kenton next week to donate a pint of his blood if he is permitted to do so. A brother Pfc. Richard Rizor, is in the South Pacific and another bro ther, Pvt. George Rizor, is at Camp Butner, N. C. Their father lost a leg in World War I. Kenton Wins—Buggy Removed The buggy which Halloween prank sters hoisted over Kenton high school walls into an inner court was back Ln circulation after students removed it in the same manner. Ernest Baker, Kenton business man told Kenton school officials he would leave the buggy in the court until the school won an athletic contest, at basketball that they hoisted the Kenton defeated St. Marys, 54 to 31, as basketball that they hoisted the buggy back over he two-story build ing Saturday. Jap Prisoner Writes John Siler, civilian interne in the Philippine Islands, is in fair health after two years as a prisoner of the Japanese, he wrote in a letter re ceived by a sister, Mrs. Katie Rine hart of Dunkirk. Bombardier Is Commissioned Kenneth L. Schindewolf, Kenton, became a second lieutenant at Vic toryville Army Air Field, Calif., where he completed training as a bombardier. War Fund Quota Set The sum of $2,697 has been set for Ada’s quota of the National War Fund drive. Captains in charge in clude: town, Carl Dickmeyer, Errett Motter, Mrs. J. R. Harrod and F. W. Morehart. Township, Mrs. Nate Stober, Mrs. Oscar Patterson, Mrs. Kent Klinger and Mrs. Louis Good. The Ada public school under the leadership of the student council has set its quota at $150. C. C. Rober son is general chairman. PUTNAM COUNTY Putnam Boys Meet In New Guinea Mr. and Mrs. Harold Aemi of Belmore, have received a letter re cently from their son, Pfc. Floyd E. Aerni, now stationed in New Guinea, stating that while he was on KP duty he met Charles Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. William jBen nett of Leipsic. The boys were cer tainly glad to see each other and talked of the good old times back home. Putnam Tournament Slated For Ottawa Officials of the Putnam county high schools have voted to hold the 1944 county basketball tournament in the Ottawa auditorium-gymnas ium. Merwin H. Hilty, superintendent of schools at Ottawa, was named tournament manager. The date for the tourney games was set at a meeting of coaches. Leipsic was the other location up for vote and the coaches and super intendent chose Ottawa by a vote of 7 to 5. Fire Dept. Reorganizec Reorganization of the Ottawa Volunteei- Fire Department for the next two years was announced. Arthur Michael was elected chief to succeed C. J. Doepker. Other of ficers were chosen as follows: Geo. Borges, assistant chief Michael Seifer, foreman Albert Klausing, secretary C. F. Shondel, treasurer Alfred Niese, Ray Frey and A. A. Schumaker, trustees. The list of officers will be sub-, mitted to the Ottawa council for con firmation. They will take office the first meeing of the department in January. Putnam War Chest Drive Hits $10,375 Announcement was made at Ot tawa by Carl D. .Vermilya, chairman of the Putnam County War Chest drive, that 10,375 has been reported' received in the campaign which has been completed but a few scattered reports have not yet been received. This is slightly over 50 per cent of the county’s quota of $19,600. Vermilya pointed out that many war workers from Putnam county '41 THe| BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO contributed at the plants where they work and this was responsible for reduced contributions in the county. Court Finds Itself In Error Finding himself in error in two respects, Judge A. A. Slaybaugh of the Putnam county common ple^, court, has granted a new trial b..4ne $40,000 damage suit of Sw,.£n Er hart again The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Co. Judge Slaybaugh sustained mo tions or a new trial filed by both the plaintiff and the defendant and set aside a judgment for $2,400 which was awarded the plaintiff by a jury last week in the first .rial of the suit. No date has been set for the new trial. The court ruled that he was in error in not permitting the plain tiff to introduce evidence alleging the speed of the B. and O. train that hit and killed the plaintiff’s husband in the summer of 1942. Also, he found himself in error because he read the fifth charge to the jury over the objections of the defense. Richland Center The children of Emanuels Reform ed church will give a Christmas pro gram Saturday evening, Dec. 25th at 8 o’clock. The joint choir of the Emanuel’s and St. John’s Reformed church will give a program Sunday evening, Dec. 26th at 8 o’clock at the Emanuels Reformed church. Everybody wel come to these services. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart and son spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Crawford and fam ily of Ada. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Grant and son Gary and Mrs. Herbert Luginbuhl and son Rayfield w*ere Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Lugin buhl. Mrs. Margaret Ross and daughter Sharon Ann and Miss Eileen Maidlow spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dillman and daughter were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Martha Basinger. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stevens of Sandusky is spending a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Amstutz. Miss Lorena Hochstettler spent Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hochstettler and family. Patsy and Richard Schaublin were Sunday dinner guests of their grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Schau blin and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Frantz and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Badertscher and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Zimmerman and dau ghters and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bader tscher and son were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Badertscher and sons. Mrs. Eugene Myers and sons of Lima spent Sunday afternoon at the D. H. Strunk home. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Core and family spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz. Mrs. Addie Graber, Mrs. Joe Fol las, Mrs. Albert Augsburger, and Mrs. Raymond Matter spent Monday afternoon with Mrs. Wayne Zimmer man. Mrs. John Habegger called Monday afternoon on Mrs. Martha Basinger and David Basinger- Mrs. George Duffman and daughter are spending the week visiting rela tives in Lima. Gift Jellies May Be Bought Point-Free Christmas packages of rationed jams, jellies, fruit butters, preserves and the like may be purchased with out surrendering green stamps thru January 8, providing the goods were packed prior to last October 23. Also point-free until February are miniature sizes, including weights of five and one-half ounces or less of the same products. OPA explained the point-free rul ing was made because many gift packages assembled before jellies and jams were rationed Oct. 23 contain cookies and other perishable items. To prevent waste these packages must be sold promptly and for that reason the point-free holiday period was declared. OPA rulings, however, require that for such goodies to be sold point free, whether in gift containers or not, they must have been packed prior to October 23. A retailer must give his own statement or one from his supplier to that effect. If the total point value of any gift package exceeds 400 points per mission to sel^, it point-free must first be obtained from the district OPA office. If under 400 points, packages may be sold without specific authorization in each case. Notice Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Orange town ship, Hancock County, Ohio, will meet on Thursday, December 30th, 1943 at 7:30 o’clock P. M. at the township house for the purpose of making their annual settlement. Any outstanding bills against the township should be presented to the clerk or any board members before that time. Mell Long, Clerk wighfyhts by Western Newspaper Union.! Saved by a Chalk Mark A MERICANS remember Thomas 1 Paine as the man who, with his pamph\ets. did as much as many a general with his sword to win the American Revolution. They re member that his “Common Sense,” published January 10, 1776, was an unanswerable argument for the in dependence of the rebellious English colonies. But they remember most of all the immortal words with which he be gan “The Crisis, No. 1”: “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and women. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glori ous the triumph.” What they do not remember, per haps. is that Paine’s service to the cause of human liberty did not end THOMAS PAINE with the successful conclusion of the American Revolution. Although the fight for freedom had been won on this continent when Cornwallis sur rendered at Yorktown, it was still being waged in other parts of the world. So Paine went back to his native land, England. One hundred and fifty years ago this year, he published the “Rights of Man” in reply to Burke’s “Reflec tions on the French Revolution.” For this he was outlawed by the court of the king’s bench, so he went to France where the Revolution had overthrown the Bourbons and where he was hailed as a hero. In fact, he was elected to the National convention but his repub licanism was not strong enough to please the Jacobins. So when he opposed the execution of King Louis XVI and urged instead that the monarch be exiled to America, the Jacobins expelled him from the con vention. When Robespierre came into power Paine was thrown into prison where he was kept for a year in constant fear of death. Listed among those who were to mount the steps of the guillotine, he escaped by that fate by a strange freak of chance. One morning the keeper of the prison went along the corridor plac ing chalk marks on the doors of those who were to be executed that day. It so happened that the door to Paine’s cell was open and pushed back flat against the wall of the corridor. In the darkness of the gloomy old prison the keeper failed to notice this and put his chalk mark on the inside of Paine’s door. Thus when the door was finally closed the guards passed it by when they came to lead the other prison ers to their doom. Paine was finally released through the efforts of James Monroe, United States minister to France, and re sumed his seat in the convention. He lived to see the revolutionary cause betrayed by Napoleon Bona parte, who had once visited him and flattered him by saying “A statue of gold ought to be erected to you in every city of the universe.” Paine returned to the United States in 1802 and settled down on a farm in New York state which had been given him in recognition of his serv ices to the Revolution. Later he moved to New York and died there in 1809. He was first buried on his farm at New Rochelle but a few years later William Cobbett, the English radical, removed his bones to Eng land with the hope of increasing en thusiasm for the republican ideas of which Paine had been the prin cipal exponent. Cobbett placed the coffin in the attic of his home at Normandy Farm in Surrey. After his death in 1835, the coffin disappeared and no one knows what became of it. Meanwhile the Thomas Paine National Historical association had been formed in America and Mon cure D. Conway, its first president, began a search for Paine’s remains. In 1900 he obtained in London a small portion of Paine’s brain. Wil liam M. Van Der Weyde, the next president, next took up the search and secured several locks of Paine’s hair. But what became of the re mainder of what was once Thomas Paine is still a mystery, although it is believed that he was secretly buried in England in the seventies. Use Freight Canoes Big freight canoes remain a use ful means of transport in Canada's northern “bush country” and there is constant demand for this type of craft for northern waters. Twelve 22-foot freight canoes were recently shipped to Waboden and Churchill on Hudson Bay—and also to Water ways, Alta., for eventual use at far north posts of the Hudson’s Bay company. R.'gweed Polled According to the American Medi cal association, Arizona, New Mex ico, Idaho. Nevada. California, Ore gon and Washington are relatively free from ragweed as are certain other states, but in its magazine the association points out that the ab sence of ragweed in a given location is not proof of refuge from the weed since its pollen can be blown in harmful amounts for hundreds of miles. CkrUttnaA Qood Cheer Good luck, and happy days be yours The Season’s Greetings to all our patrons and friends from our entire organization. Bixel Motor Sales CHERRY STREET To all of our friends and patrons —our best and most sincere wishes for Steiner & Huser c4 Merry. CkrUtma^ One of the real joys of Yuletide is the opportunity to put aside the routine and customs of everyday business and in real sincerity wish our friends a very Merry Christmas. A. D. GRATZ INSURANCE NOTARY PUBLIC To Our Many Friends and Customers. Serving You Has Been A Pleasure! The Bluffton Plumbing Company GEORGE RAUENBUHLER PAGE THRRR Yellow Has Good Effect Where color discrimination is nec essary. a simulation of daylight is desirable, but daylight can be over done. There is evidence that ordi nary incandescent light (yellowish) is more generally satisfactory. If one is to choose between a bluish tint and yellowish tint, the latter is psychologically superior, according to this finding. Painting of interior walls in proper shades can help in achieving the desired effect.