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ALLEN COUNTY Lima Pares Budget Lima’s tentative budget first quarter of 1944 totals but is $50,152 less than same period in 1943. A of nearly $27,000 in i bond retirement chargesi for the $745,716, for the reduction interest and is reported. Charges Are Dropped Against Police Officer An assault and battery charge, which had been pending against Po lice Officer Ronald C. Cook, has been dismissed for want of prosecu tion, Judge M. B. Jenkins of Muni cipal Court reported. Cook, now in the U pleaded not 1. Navy, had the charge, guilt McGee, of Lima. After posting a $25 bond, Cook was inducted in the The judge also reported disposal of the statutory charges filed against Irwin Roe and Lucille Ward, both of Lima Route 2, which was sched uled for trial. guilty at their arraignments and posted $10 bonds. reverse their pleas fined $10 and costs. Both pleaded not They returned to and we 50 War Workers Awards both Get of the Some 50 Lima employes War Department’s Cleveland Ord nance District have received em blems for civilian service, it was announced by Col. H. M. Reedall, Cleveland Ordnance District chief. The local Ordnance employes, sta tioned at the Lima Locomotive Tank Arsenal, Lima Tank Depot, Ohio Steel Foundry Co. and Superior Coach Co., are among 2,121 men and women of the the awards. district who received of a worn back- is in the form suitable to be The The emblem service ribbon on dress or coat lapel, ground is blue and silver with the emblem of that branch of the War I'»partment to which the employe is assigned in the case of the Ord nance Department—the Army Serv ice Forces. The five branches of the War De partment authorized by Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson to issue the awards retary of Chief of Forces and are the Office of the Sec War, the Office of the Staff, the Army Air the Army Service Forc- Approximately 880,000 men and NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS Residents of Hancock Countv may purchase 1944 Dog Tags from Zelma In galls at the Community Market in Bluffton, Ohio. Male Dog $1.00 Female Dog $3.00 No Fee for Registration Charles E. Simpson Auditor Hancock County Harold McClain Auct. NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES women all over the country will re ceive the ribbons. Three types of awards have been specified by the Secretary of War: The Emblem for Civilian Service to be presented to all employes with six months satisfactory service the Emblem for Civilian Service to be presented to all employes with six months satisfactory service the Em blem for Meritorious Civilian Serv ice, awarded those employes with 10 years faithful and satisfactory service or those who have given out standing service in the line of duty and the emblem for Exceptional Ci vilian Service, for outstanding serv ice within and beyond the call of duty. Judge Rules Sinner Can Be Christian The undersigned will offer at public sale on what is known as the Clifford Gossman farm on Sugar Creek road, 1 mile east and 1 mile south of Beaverdam Wednesday, Jan. 12 The following property: Gray mare, 15 years old, good worker. 3 HEAD CATTLE: Black Jersey cow 3 years old. to old, to be side. be fresh Jan. 14 Jersey-Guernsey cow 3 years fresh Jan. 16 heifer 18 months old with calf by 4 HOGS: Sow with 7 pigs 4 weeks old by to farrow March 1 sow to farrow last of March male Iiog. FARM MACHINERY Osborn mower dump rake hay loader spring tooth drag harrow spike tooth harrow single cultipaker single riding plow double riding plow 4 wheel trailer corn planter set double harness hard coal brooder stove. Soft coal heating stove. Sale to begin at 1 p. m. Terms—CASH. Daniel Stark a Asserting that “a man may be sinner today and a Christian tomor row”, Lora state Judge Neal Roth Crabbe, Common Pies ruled that J. superintendent of insurance, in error when he grant a license to sell insurance to Glen H. Alexander, Lima, because a previous license had been revoked in 1940. refused to Crabbe was ordered to permit Alexander at another hearing to in prohibited troduce evidence that was at a hearing Nov. 9. The case was believed heard since the Ohio changed to permit appeals plicant’s home county courts from the insurance superintendent’s rul ings. first was the law in an ap- David M. Spriggs, representing the attorney general’s office, said it was unlikely Judge Lora’s decis ion would be appealed. Flager Named Elec tion Board Clerk F. F. Flager has been appointed deark of the Allen County of Elections to succeed Steiner, resigned. Board David CIO Loses Lima Case The National Labor Relations Board dismissed a petition filed by the Oil Workers’ International Un on (CIO) for investigation and cer tification of representatives of the standard Oil Co. (an tion) of Lima. The that in the Nov. 25 eligible voters cast 66 union and 74 against. Ohio corpora NRLB ruled election, votes for 140 the Officer Reinstated The Lima Civil Service Board ruled that the dismissal of Police Sergeant Elgin F. Ralston by Mayor A. L. Metheany was improp er and that Ralston may return to his duties, for military duty. Ralston was not given tunity to refute a charge of conduct unbecoming to an officer. He is to report Jan. 7 The board ruled an oppor- David Steiner Is Can didate For Prosecutor Public Sale David O. Steiner, Lima attorney for the past six years announced his candidacy for Allen county prose cuting attorney, subject to the pri mary election in May. He is a graduate of Ohio North ern university and for several years has been president of the Allen side Sow Harry Marshall, Clerk. County Young Republican Club. He has been active in Republican cir cles for many years. Steiner until recently was clerk of the Allen County Board of Eelc tions, from which post he resigned, effective January’ 1. He resigned to return to fuli-time practice of law. fit st time that Steiner candidate for a public It is the has been a office. Observe 50th Anniversary and Mrs. John Moore, life residents of Lima, observed 50th wedding anniversary at home in Lima recently with house and a family dinner. Mr. long their their open Mr. Moore is a retired Solar Refin ery Co. employe. The couple has sons, Roy L. of Toledo and Durrell I), of Canton. Fire Destroys Grocery Supply Fire of undetermined origin caused loss of between $5,000 and $6,000 in groceries at the store of John Altenberger, Delphos. The store was open when the flames broke out and many of the supplies were saved. Freinen fought the blaze from 7 to 10 p. m. Boy 16, Jail Break Accomplice, Held A 16-year-old-Lima boy was taken into custody by Sheriff William V. Daley on the suspicion that he was an accomplice in the attempt inmates of the Allen county escape. HANCOCK COUNTY War Loan Quota Set For Hancock The fourth war loan quota of sales to individuals in the campaign is $1,027,000, while $1,163,000 is to be sought from corporations and similar business units, the two fig ures making up the combined quota of $2,190,000 for the community. Bond purchases by banks and other financial institutions have no part in the fourth war loan cam paign as constituted, they may make stand selves without regard to coming drive. In the entire third wa»* 1 an, a to tal of $3,480,921 was subscribe! in Findlay and Hancock countv, against i quota of $2,201,000. All series “E” sales made in any manner during the campaign includ ing payroll deduction purchases will be tallied in the drive towards the $592,000 goal for this type of se curity. z Auto Registrar Honor ed For Service Barnhart, Findlay, who has deputy registrar of motor in Ohio longer than any F. M. been a vehicles other person in Ohio, was honored at a dinner in Wallace, state vehicles. Columbus registrar THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO tion officer six yea place the Rev. E.rc gone to Beaver Fal’ by two jail to in the au his The youth is being held county detention home until the thorities question him regarding alleged part in the attempted break. Grover Harvey, 20, of Lima, and a 16-year-old boy who has been taken to the Boys Industrial School at Lancaster were prevented from escaping from the jail when the sheriff and his deputies received a “tip*” that they had saws inside the jail. The boy apprehended is believed to be the accomplice who passed two hack saw blades into the jail to Har vey and his minor associate, discovered, the pair had a steel bar from one of which they planned to crowbar and they had saw thru a bar on one of the win dows. W. H. sawed off the bunks use as a started to Subscriptions by them the forth- $1,027,000 Series “E” The individual quota rf is divided as follows: bonds $592,000 series “F” and “G” bonds $148,000 other types of bonds $287,000. In the third campaign, Hancock $546,413 in series some $45,000 under The third war loan “F war loan county bought “E” bonds, or the new quota, sales of series and “G” bonds amounted tc $188,000 or some $40,000 over the new goal. by Cylon of motor has been 1910. a deputy Mr. Barnhart registrar since Automobile Club was organized in 1908 and Mr. Barnhart has been its only secretary and F. J. Collingwood its only treasurer. The Findlay Mr. Barnhart issues about 10,000 automobile licenses and 14,000 driv ers’ licenses each year. Call Extended Ex Toledo Pastor The Rev. George C. Neil, Wil loughby, Ohio, has accepted a call to the pastorate of the First Church of Christ at Findlay. He began his ministerial career at McComb in 1913 aid late** served 11 years in Toledo where he was chief proba- Palmer of Columbus, state leader, met with the 4-H in the First National 4-H club cluh council Bank auditorium recently and com plimented the Hancock county’ lead ers and members for their record in exceeding the state average in the number of club projects completed in 1943. He praised the group for its gain in club membership. In outlining the 4-H club gram for 1944, Mr. Palmer that the production of war time would be stressed. Charge Ready! He will has Scot who Pa. Auto Hurt Richard Ames, jured seriously when by a car reported Jean Hill, 21, Ottav who was walking in Route mile west of Findlay, s fractured leg and head cuts. He was taken to Findlay hospital. was struck en by Leda Mr. Ames, one Findlay Girl Hurt Donna Snyder fered face and car in which she struck a taken to Findlay, suf cut? when the riding to work is She v.us parked true•k. the Findlay 1 hos 1'tal. Group Lauded 4-H When pro said food Included in the year’s activities will be the county 4-H club camp at Camp Ohio, July 22-28. Ask Probation Of “Lost” Will being made to probate of the late Earl W. Washington township Attempt is the lost will Zimmerman, farmer, in probate court at Findlay. The The Paul ther at the time of his death last Aug ust or whether he revoked it. estate is estimated at $18,000. question brought before Judge Capell at a hearing was whe Mr. Zimmerman had the will Testimony revealed that Mr. Zim merman made the will on July 8, 1943, and on the following day went to the hospital where he stayed un til two days before his death, Aug ust 23. Hospital attendants said there was no record of a will hav ing been checked in. If the court should decide there is no will, Mrs. Lola Wasson of Bloomdale, his only blood relative, would receive the entire estate. No decision will be made until briefs are prepared. Judge Capell said there is no rec ord of such a case in the history of Hancock county and very few have been reported in the state. HARDIN COUNTY Mt. Victory Gets Plant The Remington-Rand Co. reported it has established a plant at Mt. Vic tory to produce 500 boxes a day for shipment of ammunition, and is seeking to increase the force there to 40 men. Hear From Prisoner Mrs. E. E. Jackson, mother of Maj. Calvin G. Jackson, Kenton sur geon, now a prisoner of the Jap anese government, received word from him stating that he was in ex cellent health. He was taken pris oner at the fall of Manila in 1941. The letter c.ime thru facilities the Red Cross. He was with U. S. Army Medical corps. Pvt. Ray B. Emberling, son Mr. and Mrs. Noah Kenton, has arrived of the War Vet Returns of of a Emberling home with Week! Yank, GREEK SAILORS hoist a depth charge into place aboard the Greek destroyer Kanaris escorting a United Nations convoy in the Mediterranean. First warship io Xr Augusta s harbor in the Sicilian campaign, the Kanaris: has been jn most major engagements since the North African landings. Some 6145 Greek na^al officers and men hope soon to be fighting in the Adriatic, Ionian and Aegean seas. cal discharge from the army, cook pari in the Battle of Mun- Wounded In Italy Mr. and Mrs. Carey Hastings, of Kenton, received a letter from the War department notifying them that their son, Pvt. John E. Hastings, “is making normal improvement.” unded in action 17 in Receives Photo Mrs. Anna Kinncai Kenton re ceived a large photograph the day before Christmas of her grandson. Sgt. Wilbu" O 'erly, who was killed in the Bougainvi le battle, Nov. 29. The photograph was mailed from a studio in 1 1 ric i and it is believed he had the pic: ne nwte on a trip there some ti ne tions to mail it to his grandm Christmas gi.'t Paper Freezes Circula tion List The News and Republican, Kenton daily newspaper, announced the freezing of its circulation list as of Jan. 10, 1944, and a reduction from eight to six pages in order to con- Subscriptions to service men and women will be accepted without ques tion, E. S. Rutledge, publisher, said. Missing In Action The names of two district men were included in the list released by the War Department of soldiers re ported missing in action in the Medi terranean area. They are T-5 Chester H. Henselman of Huntsville Route 1 and Sgt. Wilbur C. Overly, son of Truman Overly of Kenton Route 5. Seven Hurt In Crash Ray Hord, Kenton, suffered a broken leg when his car collided with one Ypsilanti, 68, eight Wills and his family suffered bruises. driven by S. E. Wills, Mich., along U. S. Route miles south of Kenton, the five other members of Home From Alaska Lt. Frederick Machetanz, artist author, will arrive home in Kenton soon on a leave from Alaska, his mother, Mrs. Fred Machetanz was informed by telegram. After he leaves he will report to Washington, D. C. He went to Alaska with the U. S. Navy in August, 1942. Fair Shows Balance D. B. Robinson, secretary of th: Hardin county Agricultural society released a report of financrtl condi tion 5 fair. 882.60 a sum ing a cember, 1943. •f the 1943 Hardin county He reported a total vf $9, in receipts foi the fair, with of $9,824.90 in expenses, leav balance of $57. R) a.* of De- Celebrate Golden Wedding Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nemire of Gilboa celebrated their golden wed ding anniversary recently with a family dinner. Party Of Five Crossing Victims Mass funeral services for four youthful victims of a grade cross ing crash at Kenton were held re cently in Wapakoneta, former home of the James R. Blackwood family. The four are Richard Randolph Blackwood, 16, driver of the car which was struck and demolished by train his sister, brothers, James, an Erie passenger Betty Jane, 15, and 12, and John, 9. James C. Black of the children, Services for Mrs. wood, grandmother were held in Bellefontaine. She also was killed in the accident. All had been living in Sandusky. Sheriff Randall Clark said the automobile was tossed 25 crash and the five were right. feet by the killed out said Rich- Sheriff Randall Clark ard apparently was driving the car, waited for a freight train to pass ’nd then followed the crossing. another car into packages were the wreck scene. Christmas gift found scattered at The children’s mother died last February, Sheriff Clark reported. Express Manager Appointed W. G. Walker, Toledo, has been appointed Kenton office manager for the Railway Express Agency, suc was ceeding W. L. Dooley who transferred to Youngstown. Kenton Man Kills Self Coroner J. A. Mooney returned a verdict of suicide in the death of William Tanner, 74, retired, who was found dead in his home with a bullet wound in his forehead. He had been ill with a heart ailment. 2,062 Donate Blood Hardin county blood center had 2,'062 donors and obtained 1,936 pints of blood, according to the an nual report. The mobile unit visited Kenton six times during the past year. It will return March 6, 7, and 8. PUTNAM COUNTY Guilty Verdict Given “Grandfather” Sentencing of Frank Mershman, 69, of Delphos, on a charge of ma liciously shooting Helen Landwehr, 13, his granddaughter, the night of Oct. 1 with intent to kill or wound was being deferred by Judge Ches ter Pendleton of Findlay in the Put nam county common pleas court to permit Mershman’s counsel to file a motion for a new’ trial. Mershman was indicted by the grand jury on the charge in con nection with the shooting of the child at the family home north of Ottoville the night of Oct. 1. For several days the girl lay near death in Lima St. Rita’s hospital with a revolver bullet lodged just above her heart. However, she has recovered suffi- Notice To Dog Owners Dog tags are now on sale in Bluffton at Community Market, Zelma Ingalls, deputy. Males and Spayed Females Females................................ is the January 20, 1944 without penalty. FLOYD County THURSDAY, JAN. 6, 1914 ciently to appear as a witness in this trial. The child answered all questions asked her in an intelligent and composed manner but her nerves went to pieces as she left the wit ness stand and she was assisted from the courtroom by her parents. Mershman claimed in his defense that he had no intention of killing anyone when he went to the home to get some clothes he had left there. He insisted that the child grabbed the revolver as he held it and the pistol accidentally wras discharged. The child and her brother and sister who were at the home at the time testified that Mershman fired the gun when Helen jumped off a sofa to run to the telephone to sum mon help. Obscene notes which Mershman admitted he had written w’ere intro duced by Prosecuting Attorney Charles Varner. Found on Mersh man’s person the night of the shoot ing, the notes related the defend ant’s opinion of the Landw’ehr fam ily and hinted at some violent act toward them. Finds Brother In Army Hospital Two sons of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Dunlap, of Columbus Grove Route 2, met recently for the first time since they had entered the army. Pfc. Delmer Dunlap, 21, assigned to a hospital in Italy, found among the patients, his brother, Ralph, 22, who had been wounded in action. Ralph, an infantryman, shrapnel wounds in his left back. suffered arm and medical Delmer, assigned to the corps, was inducted January, 1943. Another Dunlap, lus Air brother, M. Sgt. Harold 25, is stationed at Romu Field, Michigan. Col. Grove Schools Debt Free Every brick, board, nail and chair in the public school at Columbus Grove is now the unencumbered property of. the district. Supt. Earl F. Smith said two bond issues have been retired from three to seven years ahead of schedule and that the district is free of bond ed indebtedness for the first time since 1908 when voters approved a $30,000 issue for the erection of the older of the present school buildings. A $4,200 issue of 1916 and 1917 for the purchase of parts of school premises were due for tirement from 1945 to 1950, but (Continued on page 7) the re the LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE HAULING Every Load Insured STAGER BROS. Bluffton. Ohio 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. Fo.torin Animal Pr^toctn. Inc.” $1.00 $3.00 deadline for buying tags GRIFFIN Auditor Allen Runts Are Burglars!