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
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
1. Navy, had
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
50 War Workers
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
district who received
is in the form
suitable to be
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
The five branches of the War De
partment authorized by Secretary
of War Henry L. Stimson to issue
are the Office of the Sec
War, the Office of the
Staff, the Army Air
the Army Service Forc-
Approximately 880,000 men and
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
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
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.
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.
Asserting that “a man may be
sinner today and a Christian tomor
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
Crabbe was ordered to permit
Alexander at another hearing to in
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
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
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.
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
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
David Steiner Is Can
didate For Prosecutor
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
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
and Mrs. John Moore, life
residents of Lima, observed
50th wedding anniversary at
home in Lima recently with
house and a family dinner.
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
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
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
War Loan Quota Set
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
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
Auto Registrar Honor
ed For Service
Barnhart, Findlay, who has
deputy registrar of motor
in Ohio longer than any
other person in Ohio, was honored
at a dinner in
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
tion officer six yea
place the Rev. E.rc
gone to Beaver Fal’
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
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
use as a
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
$546,413 in series
some $45,000 under
The third war loan
“E” bonds, or
the new quota,
sales of series
and “G” bonds amounted tc
$188,000 or some $40,000 over the
Automobile Club was organized in
1908 and Mr. Barnhart has been its
only secretary and F. J. Collingwood
its only treasurer.
Mr. Barnhart issues about 10,000
automobile licenses and 14,000 driv
ers’ licenses each year.
Call Extended Ex
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
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.
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.
en by Leda
Findlay Girl Hurt
fered face and
car in which she
cut? when the
riding to work
the Findlay 1
Included in the year’s activities
will be the county 4-H club camp at
Camp Ohio, July 22-28.
Ask Probation Of
being made to probate
of the late Earl W.
the lost will
farmer, in probate court at Findlay.
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
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.
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
War Vet Returns
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
unded in action
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
Paper Freezes Circula
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
Seven Hurt In Crash
Ray Hord, Kenton, suffered a
broken leg when his car collided
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
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-
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nemire of
Gilboa celebrated their golden wed
ding anniversary recently with a
Party Of Five Crossing
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
driver of the car
which was struck and demolished by
train his sister,
an Erie passenger
Betty Jane, 15, and
12, and John, 9.
James C. Black
of the children,
Services for Mrs.
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
feet by the
Sheriff Randall Clark
ard apparently was driving the car,
waited for a freight train to pass
’nd then followed
another car into
the wreck scene.
found scattered at
The children’s mother died last
February, Sheriff Clark reported.
W. G. Walker, Toledo, has been
appointed Kenton office manager for
the Railway Express Agency, suc
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,
Guilty Verdict Given
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
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
January 20, 1944
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
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
Finds Brother In Army
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
Delmer, assigned to the
corps, was inducted January, 1943.
brother, M. Sgt. Harold
25, is stationed at Romu
Col. Grove Schools
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
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