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Start Vocational Ed
Plan In Lima
First steps toward a vocational
education program in Lima’s public
schools were revealed recently after
high school pupils were invited to
enroll for next year in work-study
John Goughman, who came to
Lima recently from Cincinnati as
director of vocational education, said
the first courses offered will be com
mercial training and salesmanship.
Pupils will attend classes in the
morning and work in the afternoon
to gain practical experience.
Lima Lad Drowns In
Swollen River
Dickie Holman, 12-year-old school
boy, drowned at Lima recently when
he fell from a bridge abutment into
the swollen Ottawa River.
His two companions, David Sciser,
11, and George Specs, 12, plunged
in after him and brought him to
the bank, but Lima police were un
able to revive hint. He is the only
son of Mrs. Gertrude Mertz Holman.
His father, Carl D. Holman, died
December 22.
F. W. A. Awards
Lima $15,000
Award of $15,000 to Lima for
child care facilities was announced
by the Federal Works Agency.
Milk Price Fluctuates
In Lima District
The agriculture department at Co
lumbus reported that dealers’ prices
for fluid milk remained steady in
16 of the state’s 19 milk marketing
areas during early April while small
price fluctuations were reported by
Chillicothe, Lima and Toledo.
Phone 612-W
The price of all classes of milk
was increased 10 cents per hundred
weight at Chillicothe and decreased
10 cents at Lima, the department re
ported, while class II milk was re
duced 10 cents per hundredweight
at Toledo in line with federal orders.
No change was reported in the
unit selling price for wholesale or
retail milk or cream in any of the
marketing areas.
Fast Time Adopted
By Lima
Lima City Council voted recently
to adopt far (eastern war) time.
It will go into effect April 30 and
expire August 20.
Lima General Slated
To Head Canal Zone
Brig. Gen. Joseph C. Mehaffey, of
Lima, was nominated by President
Roosevelt as governor of the Panama
Canal Zone to succeed Maj. Gen.
Glen E. Edgerton, Parkerville, Kan.,
of the United States Army Engineer
Director Resigns
Gus Weger will resign as safety
director of Delphos within a week
when an ordinance is passed by
Council to combine the office with
that of service director.
War Duty Set For
Classification notices listing their
availability for military duty have
been sent to approximately 250 reg
istered nurses in this district of the
Ohio Nurses’ Association, it was re
ported by Miss Gladys Hardin, chair
man of a seven-member committee
which classified the nurses.
Seventy-five nurses who received
1.-A ratings were asked to report to
Red Cross headquarters.
Miss Hardin said there is no au-
For Sheriff
Republican Candidate
Subject to Primaries,
May 9, 1944
William R. Dailey, Lima. Ohio
For Ohio
Certified Hybrids
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Bluffton, Ohio
thority to compel nurses to join the
armed forces, but that she believes
the program is sponsored by the
American Nurses’ Association in
preparation for such a movement in
the event the rate of voluntary en
listments does not increase.
Counties in the district include
Allen .Auglaize, Hardin, Hancock,
Mercer and Van Wert.
F. B. I. Schedules En
forcement Session
Announcement that an enforcement
conference will be held at 1:30 p. m.
April 26 in the Barr Hotel, Lima,
by the Federal Bureau of Investiga
tion was made by H. B. Fletcher,
special agent in charge of the Cleve
land FBI office.
In contrast to previous confer
ences, this one will not be open to
the public but confined to law en
forcement officers of Allen and sur
rounding counties.
Lima Tank Arsenal
Changes Production
Another change in the production
front was revealed by Co. H. M.
Reedall, chief of the Army Service
Forces’ Cleveland Ordnance district,
in a report on production at the
Lima Locomotive Tank Arsenal.
As goals for tanks were met, plac
ing hundreds of Lima-made tanks in
service in training camps and over
seas, Colonel Reedall said the need
changed in October from manufac
turing tanks in quantity to servicing
tanks n use, supplying parts, and
developing work resulting from com
bat experience.
Legion Of Merit Is
Given Lima Man
Lieut. Comdr. Crittenden B. Tay
lor, one of four sons of Mr. and
Mrs. E. B. Taylor of Lima in the
armed forces, has been awarded two
decorations in recognition of his
work during the Mediterranean cam
His latest honor is the Legion of
Merit for meritorious conduct as
commander of a minesweeper group
during the assault on Sicily during
which Commander Taylor’s ship
cleared the harbor of Licata so Al
lied ships could proceed in safety
for unloading of men and supplies.
Lima Technician Citec
For Service
E. P. Stayonovich, technician, 1st
class, has been cited for “outstanding
gallantry’’ in action against strong
Jap positions on Tulagi, Gavatu,
Tenambogo and Guadalcanal. The
citation received by his wife, Mrs.
Betty Stayonovich, of Lima, stated
the navy man was instrumental in
aiding a series of offensive oper
ations that drove the Japs from the
vicinity “of an important air field”.
He has been in service six years.
Ohio Poultry Shortage
Seven of eight hatcheries in the
Findlay area report a decrease in
the sales of chicks of from 30 to 50
per cent below those of a year ago.
Low egg prices and high cost of
feed are causing an upset in the
poultry production program for 1944,
the hatchery owners reported.
Two operators said they will set
no more eggs for hatching in May
and all report a drastic shortage in
orders for chicks for the last half
this to your Husband...
“I’ll just lie back and the house will run itself
.. housekeeping as I know it now, won’t exist
we’ll have a marvelous new kind of Gas
heating that will keep our home not only
warm in winter but washed by cool, fresh air
in summer—all without a thought from us.,,
a house where amazing new improvements in
Gas refrigeration and cooking will save hours
of work each day where hot water galore
makes life easier and happier every time we
turn the tap
Just a fancy? Not a bit! Tomorrow we’ll be
able to have all this—and more, too—at LOWi ..
COST in every type of home. ...
For right now in the laboratories of the Gas
Industry, engineers are working on unbeliev
able miracles of better living ... all made pos
sible by the tiny, blue gas flame ... the flame
that cools as well as heats!”*
of May and subsequent months,
threatening an egg an^ poultry
scarcity within 12, months. Low
prices for meat chickens and the in
duction of young poultrymen for
military service are cited as con
tributing factors.
Child Ill From Taking
Linda Lou Kline, two-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Kline of near Deshler, was taken to
the Findlay hospital for treatment
after she had swallowed a box of
laxative pills. Her condition is im
Quilting Machine Run
By Findlay Resident
R. E. Mertz has one of Findlay’s
unique industries. He does machine
quilting and since February, 1938,
he has quilted 760 quilts in many de
signs. Recently he quilted one for
an 85-year-old woman in Medina
whose grandmother had pieced it for
her years ago.
In the corner of the room where
he works is a large carton which
contains the empty spools from the
760 quilts he has made. It takes
an average of th 1 and a half
spools for each one, making a total
of 2,660 spools in all. With each
spool averaging 300 yards, he has
used 789.000 yards of thread.'
He has had orders from women in
California, Montana, the Dakotas,
Oklahoma, Illinois and Michigan.
He said that it takes two hours
to put a quilt in the frame and
nearly a day to quilt one.
New Action Filed In
Shafer Estate
A second action involving the es
tate of the late Alvin Ross Shafer,
of Rawson, has been filed in common
pleas court asking that a separation
agreement between Shafer and his
third wife be found a fair division
of the property. The estate is ap
praised at $3,099.2
The divorced second wife, Mary
Alice Shafer, has brought action
against the third wife, Trudie L.
Shafer, asking that she be enjoined
from further interference with the
settlement and adm -.lustration of the
estate and that the allowance award
ed her as surviving spouse and her
share in the personal property be
set aside.
Findlay Bombardier
Wins Air Medal
Lt. R. E. (Dick) Jaqua, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Jaqua, of Findlay,
has been awarded the air medal and
oak leaf cluster. Lt. Jaqua is sta
tioned somewhere in England and
has completed nearly half the re
quired number of missions over Ger
many a/id the occupied territories.
He is a bombardier on a flying fort
Ada High Slates Eigh
Football Games
The Ada high school Bulldogs will
play an eight-game football schedule
next fall. There are no changes in
opponents from those met last sea
son, during which the Ada team
racked up six wins against one de
The schedule follows: Sept. 15, at
Wapakoneta Sept. 22, at Bluffton
Sept. 29, at Upper Sandusky Oct. 6,
at Carey Oct. 13, at Delphos Oct.
20, Kenton Oct. 27, North Balti
more Nov. 3, Forest.
New Principal Namec
In Ada School
Orren E. Zimmerman of Mt. Gil
ead, was elected principal of the
Ada north grade school at Ada at a
recent meeting of the board of edu
cation. Mr. Zimmerman succeeds
Gail Patton, who resigned to ac
cept a position at Ostrander.
Mr. Zimmerman attended Ohio
Northern and Bowling Green State
universities, and Bluffton college. He
married Helen Gallant, a former
teacher in the Ada schools, and a
resident of this community.
Fair Dates Changed
Hardin county will have four days
and four nights of fair this year.
Due to conflicts with other fairs
throughout the state, it was neces
sary for the board of directors of
the Hardin county agricultural so
ciety to change the dates for the
Hardin county fair from Sept. 6,
7, 8 and 9 to Sept. 27,. 28, 29 and
30. These dates are the same cor
responding dates under which the
county fair operated in 1943, it was
announced by fair officials.
Ada Mayor Heads
Red Cross
Dr. C. W. Breck, mayor of Ada,
was re-elected chairman of the Ada
Red Cross chapter at the annual re
organization meeting held at the
municipal building at Ada recently.
Mrs. Arthur Brewer was named
vice-president Mrs. Maud Moore,
secretary, and Mrs. Dana Welsh,
treasurer. The officers were elected
by a 16-member executive board
which was named at a meeting held
Pay Sheep Claims
A sum of $897.05 for the first
quarter of 1944 will be paid for the
destruction of sheep by dogs in
Hardin county, it was announced by
Hardin County Auditor, W. B. Wil
son. The biggest loss of sheep is
reported in Taylor Creek township,
with the lowest claim $8, and the
highest $160.
Masonic Inspection
Well Attended
More than 100 men from 11 lodges
of this area attended the annual
dinner and inspection of Ada Ma
sonic Lodge. The fellowcraft de
gree was conferred on one candidate.
Kenton Airman Is
Reported Lost
First Lieut. Russell L. Ward, 27,
has been missing in action over
France since March 27, the War
Department advised his mother, Mrs.
Blanche Ward, recently. He was a
bombardier-navigator and has been
overseas eight months.
Jap War Prisoners
Rev. and Mrs. James Boren from
Bangkok, Thailand, spoke at a spe
cial service at the Grace Mennonite
church in Pandora. Mr. and Mrs.
Boren were serving under the Pres
byterian board in Thailand. They
were interned by the Japanese as
prisoners of war for six months and
they recently returned to the United
States on a prisoner of war exchange
Seek Bids On Honor
Roll Construction
Announcement is made that plans
for erecting an honor roll in the
courthouse lawn at Ottawa in mem
ory of men and women from Put
nam county who are serving in the
armed forces in World War II are
nearing completion.
Putnam Teachers To
Erect Honor Roll
An honor roll in recognition of
men and women who left the teach
ing staffs of Putnam county schools
to enter military service in World
War II has been obtained by the
Putnam County Teachers association
and will be erected in the south cor
ridor of the courthouse at Ottawa.
Slayer Gets Bill For
Before he was taken to Columbus
recently to begin serving a sentence
of one to 20 years in the Ohio peni
tentiary for his first degree man
slaughter, Carl C. Muntz, 57, of Ot
tawa, was presented with a bill for
$182.66 for court costs.
Ralph Geckle, sheriff’s deputy,
took the prisoner to Columbus.
Muntz had pleaded guilty to the
charge which grew out of the slay
ing of his father, Charles W. Muntz,
83, in their home here Jan. 21.
The court costs of the manslaught
er case totaled $46.41. The remain
ing $136.25 was added to Muntz’s
bill through the alertness of Allen
Litten, clerk of courts.
He learned that Muntz had failed
to pay the court costs assessed
against him 30 years ago when a
jury found “no cause of action”, in
his suit against Drs. C. E. and C. O.
Beardsley for damages. The clerk
figured the costs of the suit settled
in 1913 and added them to his bill
which will be assessed against the
father’s estate which Muntz will
Leipsic Soldier Home
From South Pacific
Master Sergeant Charles H. Ben
nett, who has spent the past two
years in the South Pacific war area
arrived home to spend a 21-day fur
lough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
William H. Bennett and other rela
tives and friends.
“Charlie” as he is known to his
many friends at Leipsic, was induct
ed in March, 1941, and was ordered
to Fort Monmouth, N. J., thence to
Fort George Wrright, Wash., and
March Field in Colorado.
From this point he was sent to
New Guinea, two years ago, where
he has seen service with the Fifth
Air Force. After his visit here he
will report to “somewhere” in the
United States for a further rest
Bank Robber To Be
Memories of a gun battle between
three bank robbers and citizens of
Luckey, Sept. 28, 1933, were re-
vived recently as a press dispatch
reported that John Lora, 44, one of
the robbers, is to be paroled from
London Prison Farm, May 25. One
of Lora’s companions, Glenn Soun
ders, Columbus Grove, Ohio, was shot
and killed as they emerged from the
Exchange Bank in Luckey. The rob
bery netted $350.
Burglary Solved In
Arrest Of Pair
Solution of the recent burglary of
the office of the Ottawa Ice and Coal
Co. was announced by Sheriff Arnold
Potts of Putnam county and Chief
of Police Cletus Klausing of Ottawa.
Two 17-year-old Findlay boys
were apprehended in an Ottawa tav
ern and admitted that they entered
the office two •weeks ago and es
caped with six cases of beer and a
typewriter, the authorities reported.
One of the boys has been absent
without leave from Great Lakes
Naval Training station at Chicago
for three weeks. It was not deter
mined whether he will be prosecuted
at Ottawa or leased to the Naval
rJse More Eggs, Save
Less Plentiful Food
Housewives of this area can make
an important contribution to the war
effort and save ration points by
using more fresh eggs in daily
meals, an official of the nation’s
largest food distributor said today.
“Our company is glad to cooper
ate with other retailers and govern
mental agencies in the nationwide
campaign to move surpluses in eggs
into consumers’ hands to avoid waste
of this essential food,” said R. R.
Betz, vice-president in charge of
A & Tea Company operations in
this area. “Housewives can help
conserve less plentiful foods by us
ing more of the nutritious, non-ra
tioned fresh eggs at this time.”
The company official reported a
seasonal surplus had resulted from
the patriotic response of poultrymen
who, despite manpower and food
shortages, stepped up egg production
to all-time records.
The company is aiding the egg
merchandising drive through news
paper advertising and store posters
and displays which call attention to
the fact that eggs are abundant in
supply, of fine quality and an econ
omical food.
Misses Gladys and Dorothy Kling
ler were entertained Sunday at the
Fred Hover and Mrs. Harold Bell
The W. M. S. of (the Bethesda church
met last Wednesday afternoon with
Mrs. Walter Hamilton.
Miss Fem Koch who underwent a
maior operation at the Bluffton hos
pital last week, was removed to her
home Monday, and is convalescing
nicely. Mrs. Will Nonnamaker of Mt.
Cory and Mrs. Albert Koch of De
troit, Mich., are assisting in her care.
Union prayer sendees will be held
at Bethesda church this Thursday
Mr. and Mrs. William Marquart and
daughter Dorothy of Jenera, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Koontz and son spent
Sunday with Mrs. Lucinda Koontz and
son Clifford.
Callers the past week at the Ami
From carefully culled, bloodtested stock.
Feed, Poultry Supplies, Electric Brooders.
Place your order early. Avoid disappointment.
Nonnamaker home were Mrs. N. M.
Heistand, Mrs. Arnie Pifer, Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Nonnamaker of Mt. Cory,
Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Klingler, Marilyn
and Howard Klingler, Mr. and Mrs.
H. M. Nonnamaker, Harold, Dean and
Ralph Nonnamaker, Mrs. Arthur Non
namaker and daughter Kaye and
Charles Nonnamaker.
Mrs. Arthur Nonnamaker called on
Mrs. M. J. Stratton, Thursday after
Services will be held at the Bethes
da church, Sunday evening at 7:30.
Rev. Irvin Kauffman of Mt. Cory is
the pastor.
Get 36% Hog Balance
Made From Hubbards
Sunshine Concentrate
For real hog profits now is the time to feed a quality
supplement like 36% Hog Balancer Mix. Save your
valuable corn. Raise hogs quicker, easier and with
36% Hubbards Sunshine Concentrate.
The Bluffton Milling Co.
Republican Candidate
To The
General Assembly
Horses $2.00 Cows $1.00
Small Stock removed free of charge.
Quick Service
Telephone Findlay, MAIN 475, Reverse Charges
From Allen County
Born and reared on a farm
in Allen county.
Married. Father of three
Lima Central High graduate.
Received B. S. in Ed. degree
at Ohio Northern University.
Taught 12 years in Alien
County Public Schools.
State Highway Engineering
Dept. 3 years, one and one
half years of which was
spent in Regional Planning
office at Bowling Green, O.
Now employed at Westing
Your Support Will Be
Primaries May 9, 1944
American Township,
Allen County.
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