Wed 60 Years
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Edward
Bon of Elida observed their
wedding anniversary recently.
Pierson, a retired farmer, is 81. The
couple has a son,'John Pierson
Delphos was awarded the honor
certificate of the National Safety
Council in completing one year with
out an accidental death, Police Chief
Sam Link announced.
Lima Turns Clocks
Lima’s clocks moved forward an
hour Sunday, but that on the Allen
County Courthouse remains un
changed. County commissioners said
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 Allen
County Public Schools.
3 years, one and one
years of which was
in Regional Planning
at Bowling Green, O.
employed at Westing-
Your Support Will Be
Primaries May 9, 1944
Republican Candidate for
Primary—Tuesday, May 9, 1944.
Hobart M. Mumaugh, Lima, Ohio.
NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES
they are required by law to observe
Election polls also will open and
close on slow time, election officials
Bombs Explode, Send
Two To Hospital
A war-induced hobby of manufac
turing home-made percussion bombs
had landed two Lima persons
hospitals with minor injuries.
The victims are Charles Rice,
and Charles McGuire, 12.
The "bombs” were made by screw
ing two bolt-pins into a nut, with
the space between the pins filled with
gunpowder and match heads. When
exploded, the pins fly in opposite
Workman Falls Five
A five-story plunge brought frac
tures of both legs and probable in
ternal injuries to Fred N. Terry, 45,
who was knocked from
at Lima on the National
Lima Bldg, by falling
Mr. Terry was working at the
nine-story level, guiding a section of
a new smokestack which was being
hoisted into position. Part of a
parapet or firewall on the roof caved
in, possibly weakened by a beam
extended over it, to which pulleys
were attached. The falling bricks
struck the scaffolding and Terry
fell to the roof of an adjoining four
on the roof, but
Other workers were
Terry was alone
is reported to be
Charges that Delphos citizens
making a dumping ground out of the
Miami & Erie Canal at Delphos were
made by the State Department of
Public Works in a reprimand to Dave
Baringer, canal foreman
Director Raschig called
to the practice of business
ments and threatened prosecution if
it is continued.
Ohio Elks Convene
PUBLIC SALE OF
The undersigned will sell at public auction
her residence in Mt. Cory, on
Saturday, May 6,1944
The following property:
Living room suite dining room suite 3 rugs 9 by 12
rug and pad 6 ft. 9 in. by 14 ft. 9 in. large baby bed with
mattress metal baby bed set sturdy wooden chairs oven
for oil stove metal kitchen stool metal clothes hamper
occasional stand fern stands other stands magazine
rack floor lamp mirror commode.
Sale to begin at 1:00 P. M.
Clyde Warren, Auctioneer
Elks of Ohio assembled at Lima
Friday for a three-day spring con
ference of the Ohio Elks’ Association.
Ferd C. Current, exalted ruler of the
Lima lodge, headed a hosts com
Circus Trip Their
The Findlay Automobile Club
played host to 116 school boy patrol
members by taking them to Mills
Bros, circus at Findlay last Friday.
Mt. Cory School On
The Mt. Cory board of education
has authorized operation of school
MRS. MYRA NAYLOR, Owner
there on the present Ohio or slow
time for the remainder of the school
year, according to an announcement
by Supt. D. C. Simkins.
Recruit Farm Labor
For Hancock County
A hearing on the prevailing wage
scale for agricultural laborers in
Hancock county will be held at
Findlay May 10.
The county wage scale must be
determined before interstate labor
can be brought into Ohio, F. G.
Hall, county agent, said.
G. W. McConkey, county farm labor
placement agent, reports a reserve
of 45 industrial workers, who will
be able to devote spare hours to op
erating farm tractors, and
planned to train women
High school students,
and professional men and
being recruited for part
that it is
Reams, Pickerel Are
Backed By Democrats
The Hancock County Democratic
Executive Committee unanimously in
dorsed Frazier Reams, Toledo, for
the Democratic nomination for gover
nor of Ohio. In giving its indorse
ment to Reams the committee depart
ed from a long established custom
of not indorsing candidates for nom
ination in preprimary campaigns.
William G. Pickerel, Dayton, was
indorsed for United States senator.
War Claim Action
Urged In Findlay
Directors of the Findlay Chamber
of Commerce adopted a resolution
urging prompt enactment of leigsla
tion by Congress to expedite settle
ment of claims growing out of the
The resolution pointed out that
war contracts involving billions of
dollars already have been cancelled
by the government.
Lieut. Thomas Hardman, son
Mrs. Bertha Hardman of Findlay,
has been awarded the Air Medal for
meritorious combat service. He is a
navigator-bombardier on a B-24 Lib
erator bomber in Italy.
School Board Member
Truman Shull, a farmer, has been
chosen a member of the Hancock
County Board of Education to suc
ceed Perry Beard who moved to
Sharon Lee Harvey, four-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Harvey, Findlay, suffered a frac
tured arm when it was caught in a
wringer in her home.
Three Brothers In 37th
The three Wittebort brothers of
Findlay, who entered service to
gether more than three years ago,
are still together in the 37th Division
serving recently on Bougainville.
They are Pfc. Clem H. Wittebort,
Staff Sgt. Bernard C. Wittebort and
Tech. Sgt. John B. Wittebort. All are
veterans of the New Georgia cam
paign and have served in the Fiji
and Russell Islands and on Guadal
canal. They are sons of Mr. and
Mrs. Emile Wittebort, formerly of
Appeal Filed By Slayer
Defense Attorneys E. B. Wetherill
and William B. Price filed in the
Third District Appellate Court at
Lima a motion demanding discharge
of Richard Knight, 38, admitted rob
ber-murder, from custody of officers
on the grounds that he has been
held prisoner for more than two suc
cessive terms of Hardin County
Common Pleas Court without being
granted a trial.
Defense counsel contends that sen
tencing of Knight on his plea of
guilty to first-degree murder, with
out trial to consider the evidence,
was illegal. The local court over
ruled the motion to discharge the
prisoner and the Appeals Court ac
tion is the next step of the man
his fight for freedom.
BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
which include several deep wells, a
soda ash water softening plant and
distribution system, is awaiting ex
amination of titles and
The waterworks will
under the title of the
Co., with Ward as president and
Edward F. Heydinger as secretary,
it was announced.
Fails To Buy Dog Tag
$100 Claim Refused
A Hardin County farmer who lost
170 head of White Rock chickens, al
most in the frier stage, counted a
monetary loss of $100 because he had
failed to buy a $1 license for his
A neighbor’s dog killed the poul
try but when the farmer filed his
claim, Dog Worden Floyd L. Jones
learned that he had failed to pur
chase a dog tag. County commis
sioners refused to grant the claim.
$100,000 Hospital Goal
In Kenton Drive
H. Allen was named chair
the McKitrick Community
fund drive for $100,000 for
the erection of a new two-story 42
bed brick building on a site pur
chased recently by the hospital
Ralph E. Pugh, president of hos
pital trustees, said a nursery and
maternity department is included in
the architectural plans.
Mr. Pugh recounted that expensive
alterations and improvements de
manded by the state to meet safety
standards make operation of the
present 25-bed hospital questionable.
He said the hospital is operating un
der a writ of mandamus restrain
ing state officials from enforcing
Honored For Aid To
Mrs. Ann Stinson, Kenton,
honored for having completed more
than 25,000 surgical dressings since
the local Red Cross surgical dress
ing center was opened 18 months
Ada High School Prin
P. Bodenbendcr, principal of
High school, has resigned and
he will accept a three-year-
contract as superintendent of schools
at New London, Ohio.
Car Leaves Road,
Pvt. and Mrs.
guests of Mr. and
Ada Water Works
Sold To Toledo Man
Purchase of the Ada waterworks
system from the Ohio Power Co. by
Toledo interests has been announced
by Erwin J. Ward of Toledo, repre
sentative of the investment securities
firm of Siler, Roose & Co.
Actual transfer of the properties,
Mrs. Cyrus Aerni, Leipsic, is
the Findlay Hospital suffering a head
laceration and injury to her left
foot received when the automobile in
which she was riding failed to make
a curve on Route 224 near Findlay.
Her daughter, Katherine, who was
driving, was uninjured.
The following from the
gelical W. M. S. attended an all day
rally in Belmore, Ohio, at the Linn
wood church, Rev. and Mrs. Irvin
Kauffman, Mrs. Will Nonnamaker,
Mrs. Larena Guin, Mrs. John Bower
sox, Mrs. Walter McVey, Mrs. Milton
Steininger and Mrs. W. B. Kramer.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Henderson of
Columbus Grove were Thursday din
ner guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Mrs. Cloyd Rother was found dead
in bed this morning at her home
west of Mt. Cory.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kramer were
recent callers on Mrs. Clara Bauman
and family in Findlay.
Don Kramer of
Mrs. W. B. Kram-
Ott Holmes were
Tuesday, of Mr.
Mr. and Mrs.
and Mrs. Kramer.
Mrs. Laura Ghaster and daughter
Ruth, Mrs. W. B. Kramer were call
ers Saturday afternoon on .dr. and
Mrs. Robert Nonnamaker and Mrs.
Boutwell in Bluffton.
Dr. A. E. King who has been
able to be out again.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
STATE OF OHIO
Department of Highways
Columbus, Ohio, April 22,
Engineer of Sales Legal Copy No. 44-:
UNIT PRICE CONTRACT
Sealed proioaala will be received at the
office of the State Highway Director of Ohio,
at Columbus, Ohio, until 10:00 A. M. Ohio
Standard Time, Tuesday, May 16, 1944, for
Allen County, Ohio, on Section K and part
of Section L-l of the Lima-Sandusky Road,
State Highway No, 22, U. S. Route No. 25,
in Bath. Jackson and Richland Townships, by
resurfacing with asphaltic concrete.
Width: Pavement 22 feet: Roardway 42 feet.
Length: 18,282 feet or 3.462 miles.
Estimated cost ................................... 145,700.00.
Contract to be completed not later than July
The minimum wage to be paid to all labor
employed on this contract shall be in accord
ance with the Schedule of Prevailing Hourly
Wage Rates Ascertained and Determined by
The Department of Industrial Relations appli
cable to State Highway Department Improve
ments in accordance with Sections 17-3, 17-4,
17-4a, 17-5 and 17-ua of the General Code of
The bidder must submit with his bid a cer
tified check in an amount equal to five per
cent of the estimated cost, but in no event
more than ten thousand dollars.
Plans and specifications are on file in the
department of highways and the office of the
resident district deputy director
The director reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
H. G. SOURS,
2 State Highway Director.
News want-ads bring results.
Mt. Cory School Notes Rockport
Mt. Cory schools will continue
operating on Slow* Time until the
close of the school year, May 18, it
was decided last week by the board
Robert Schultz, coach and princi
pal, has resigned to accept a war
plant job in Toledo. Mrs. Ruth
Powell, of Findlay, has been hired by
the board to teach the history sub
jects he taught, and Supt. D. C.
Simkins will take over the physical
Mrs. Isabelle West, music and
Latin instructor, returned last week
after a six-weeks stay with her
husband, Sgt. James West, at
Paso, Texas. Mrs. Kellerman,
Findlay, substituted for her.
F. H. A. girls, directed by Miss
Laura Ebersole, will be in charge of
the scrap paper drive in Mt. Cory
from May 1 thru May 5. School
buses will gather the paper on Fri
day. Bundles should be well tied,
and weigh not more than 25 pounds.
Miss Olive C’bee, head of the
English department, has resigned to
enter the WAVES. She had been
on the Mt. Cory faculty six years.
Mrs. Josephine McPeak, of Findlay,
the school year in her
Brenner, custodian, has
been in St. Rita’s hospital in Lima,
for the last two weeks.
Hiram Diller, Stephen Morvay and
Glen Nemire, army men, left for Ft.
Benjamin Harrison, Ind., for training
Pandora members of the Columbus
Grove O. E. S., were notified that
all members were invited to attend
services in a body at the Columbus
Grove Congregational church Sunday,
at 10:30 a. m.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hathaway of
are planning on buying a cottage
there next winter.
called on friends here
The Hathaways recent
from Bradenton, Fla.,
go each winter. They
Mrs. L. S, Hatfield was elected
vice president of the Putnam County
Health and Tuberculosis association,
and Miss Esther Basinger is chair
man of the Christmas Seal sale for
Riley township. Dr. H. A. Neis
wander, Pandora, is a member of
the Advisory Board.
Robert Cahill of Washington, D. C.
spent his furlough with his parents
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cahill.
Mrs. Martha Zimmerly has gone to
Doylestown, Pa., to live with
daughter Mrs. Paul Gottschall
Dr. and Mrs. Nathan Beery
daughter of Indianapolis, Ind., were
their parents, Mr. and
Berry several days the
o fthe Defenseless Men
Missionary churches of
Bluffton and Ottawa, attended the
Missionary church services here Sun
day night. Rev. C. E. Rediger, of
Chicago, Ill., was the speaker.
Dick Reese spent Sunday in Toledo
Miss Eula Locher of Pandora, will
receive her A. B. with this years
graduating class of Bluffton College.
Those from Pandora receiving
Bachelor degrees in school music are
Earl Lehman and Misses Viola Am
stutz and Wanda Suter. Miss Am
stutz expects to receive her Bachelor
of Arts degree at the close of the
Mrs. Franklin Rodabaugh visited
at Bucyrus and Cleveland last week.
Sgt. L. H. Hatfield Jr., is now
having his mail sent to the post
master at New York City.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Nemire and
son Roland visited Toledo relatives
a few days recently.
Mrs. Glen Miller accompanied her
brother, Dr. Beery and family to
Indianapolis, Ind., last week for a
several days visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Burkhart, who
live north of Pandora, entertained at
a family dinner Sunday, the occas
sion being a birthday dinner in honor
of Mr. Burkhart. Guests besides the
Burkhart family at home were:
Charles Burkhart and family from
Findlay, Carl Burkhart and family
and Miss Dollie Burkhart of Bluff
ton. Dale Crawford and wife of
Mt. Cory, Mr. and Mrs. Emmet
Burkhart, Roland Burkhart and fam
ily, Stanley Burkhart and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Munson Thrapp and
Miss Ollie Thrapp.
Sarah Miller of Delphos is
at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Burkhart northeast of Pan
Perry Ford, of Columbus, a form
er Putnam county surveyor, called on
friends here Saturday afternoon.
The Pandora school will close May
22. Alumni program will be held
Saturday evening, May 20.
Captain Donald Hilty, former
dentist of Columbus Grove, came to
America via airplane from England.
Dr. Hilty who is ill is in a hospital
in New York.
Edwin Dillers are expected to re
turn home next week after spending
the winter at Lake Worth, Florida.
Back The Attack—Buw War
Bonds and Stamps Regularly.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Fruchey and
family and Miss Grace Beemer were
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Freet.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Begg and sons
were wepk end visitors at the James
T. Begg farm near Cleveland and
Mr. and Mrs. Engene Van Meter
home in Ashtabula.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Stettler
were Sunday visitors in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Haas. Mr. Stett-
Miss Catherine Eddy, music teach
er in the Beaverdam schools and
Miss Rebecca Marshall were Sunday
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. C.
Marshall and son Robert
ler left for New York City where
he is stationed with the marines.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Cupp and
daughter Edith and Miss Elnora
Marshall were Sunday dinner guests
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. David
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THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1944
Core at West Liberty.
A. D. Wells was a week end
visitor in the home of his son Nelson
Wells and family and attended
services at the Presbyterian church
Miss Nancy Mayberry and Miss
Jean Gilson of Lima were Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Gay May
Mrs. William Althaus and
were Sunday evening
guests at the Howard Hahn home in
Pvt. Kenneth Marshall of Camp
Campbell in Kentucky is spending
his furlough with his parents Mr.
and Mrs. H. B. Marshall.
Mrs. William Althaus and Mrs.
Lawrence Begg attended the County
Federation of Farm Women Clubs at
the Barr hotel in Lima last Saturday.
George C. McConnaughey is that candidate! A life-long
Republican, backed by more than eighteen years experience as
both a practicing lawyer and an able administrator ‘of State
legal affairs (he was appointed chairman of the Public Utilities
Commission by Governor Bricker in 1939) George Mc
Connaughey possesses all the qualifications for the high office
which he seeks.
Mrs. Junior Marshall from Benton
Harbor, Mich., arrived Sunday to
visit at the home of H. B. Marshall
GEORGE C. McCONNAUGHEY
Candidate for the Republican Nomination
CHIEF JUSTICE SUPREME COURT OF OHIO
Republican Primary May 9
Tuesday, May 9, 1944
Paul T. Landis, Lima, Ohio
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