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ALLEN COUNTY Gen. Peck Decorated By Air Force Brig. Gen. Walter R. Peck, of Lima, has been awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action, the Eighth U. S. Air Force announced. General Peck on three occasions led an entire Liberator division, in which he was wing commander, on bombing assaults over Germany. Targets were Berlin, Halberstadt and Aschedsleben. “Each time, in the face of in tense enemy opposition, he led bomb ers to a successful completion of their mission”, his citation said. A graduate of West Po nt, Gener al Peck has been in the army 26 years. A son, Walter, Jr., is a Fly ing Fortress pilot. Mother’s Day Parade Has Five Bands Five bands participated in the Mother’s Day parade at Delphos prior to a program in Jefferson school auditorium at which the Rev. John Miller, Ft. Jennings, spoke. Taking part were the Eagles lodge bands of Van Wert and Defiance, two Lima school bands and the Gomer High School band. Mishap Kills Two Mrs. Alice C. Aukland, 24, and her daughter, Alberta Jean, 2, were killed when their automobile collided with a truck at a traffic light in tersection at Elida, five miles west of Lima. The driver of the truck, J. W. Smith, of Columbus, wras treated for cuts on the legs and body and re leased. Cyclist Killed William R. Long, 28, of Wapak oneta, R. R. 4, was injured fatally at Lima when he spilled on his FOR AUTHORIZED FRIGIDAIRE SERVICE C. F. NISWANDER NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES motorcycle while riding south on U. S. Route 25 one-half mile south of Lima. Long suffered a severely fractured skull and died in St. Rita’s hospital without regaining conscious ness. Jurist Denied Expanse Common Pleas Judge Charles A. Leach declined to rule on the prop erty of expense accounts turned in to the state for payment by Third District Court of Appeals Judge Charles A. Guernsey of Fostoria. Holding that State Auditor Joseph T. Ferguson presumably had investi gated before allowing the expenses and had not filed any claim against Judge Guernsey, the court said no real and genuine controversy existed. Guernsey, in asking a ruling, de clared that although Fostoria is his legal residence, he maintains a home for himself and family in Lima. He said taxi fares to Lima and lodging and meals at his home had been placed on his expense account. He declared a “controversy” existed re garding their property and asked the court to find them “properly” al lowed and paid. HANCOCK COUNTY Findlay College To Graduate 29 20th ANNUAL 36 Head Registered Guernsey Cattle Twenty-nine seniors will be gradu ated Jrom Findlay College in exer cises to be held Sunday afternoon, May 28. Dr. Rees E. Tulloss, presi dent of Wittenberg College, Spring field, will deliver the address. by members of the Van Wert County Guernsey Breeders Association, FRIDAY, JUNE 2nd at 1 P. M. At the Van Wert County Fair Ground consisting of Cows, Bred and Open Heifers, 5 Bulls. All Cattle T. B. and Bang Tested Lunch served on Grounds, Roy Johnson, Auctioneer F. S. Barlow, Pedigree For Catalog write Otto Gehres, Wren, Ohio. For Ohio Certified Hybrids INDIANA 608-C OHIO W-17 IOWA 4059 IOWA 939 IOWA 306 Open Evenings 8 to 10 P. M. The Rev. Tennyson Guyer, Celina, son of the late Dr. William H. Guyer, former Findlay College presi dent, will give the baccalaureate ser mon. HERR BROS. Phone 642-W Bluffton, Ohio McComb Soldier Wounded Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Moore, of near McComb, have received word that their son, Pfc. Charles I. Moore, was wounded in action in the Southwest Pacific. He is a member of the 37th Division. 302 Sign Up For Swim ming Course Three hundred two Findlay boys and girls over eight years of age have registered for the free leam-to swim course which opened at the Y. M. C. A. pool recently. The registration, according to K. G. Thomas, physical director, is only ten less than the number who took GUERNSEY SALE Practise Typing Paper Standard Size 8 1-2 11 Inches 5CC Sheets .. 35c (No Broken Packages) Bluffton News Office THE the course last year. The course will include a series of five lessons. The hour for the second lesson will be announced at the close of each class meeting this week. Boys and girls taking the course must furnish their own bathing suits and towels. Graduate 21 At Rawson Rawson high school graduated 21 seniors with exercises in the school auditorium. Rev. David N. Roller, pastor of the Presbyterian church, Mansfield, was the speaker. One member of the class was not present to receive his diploma. He is Richard McCall, who is in the armed service at Camp Blanding, Florida. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wal lace McCall of Eagle township. HARDIN COUNTY Ada Laymen Organize Dr. W. E. Binkley, professor of history and political science at Ohio Northern university was the speaker at the organization meeting of the laymen’s group of the Ada churches. The meeting was held at the Luther an church. Several preliminary meetings have been held prior to this meeting. In cluded in the organizing group be sides the Ada churches is the Sugar Gceve Methodist church of one mile east of Ada. Diver Aids In Hunt For Man Sheriff Randall L. Clark and his deputies, who for several days have been dragging a stone quarry near Dunkirk for the body of George Hager, 22, reported missing since Tuesday, have employed the aid of a Toledo diver. A friend said Mr. Hager, who has a medical discharge from the army, told him he was going to get a boat at the quarry. Later a fisherman there reported he heard a call for help, but be cause of darkness could not detect from where it came. He said he also believed he heard someone bailing water from a boat. Deputies reported a boat is missing from the quarry and it had a small hole in it. Fighter Plane Forced Down A fighter plane, forced down on the Earl Fish farm near Ridgeway by motor trouble, was landed un damaged by its pilot and was later removed to Wright Field, Dayton. Nephew Gets Norton Estate Anson W. Gear, Ada, a nephew, has been named sole beneficiary in the will of the late William A. Nor ton, Kenton business leader and banker. The estate is valued at $22, 000. Ada Bomber Gunner Missing Staff Sergeant George A. Der ringer, 21, waist gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber has been missing in action since April 16 over Rou mania, the War department notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ora J. Derringer. Crow Verdict Awards State $43,500 Common Pleas Judge Arthur D. Tudor of Kenton ruled that the late Phil M. Crow, for six terms a judge of the Third District Court of Ap peals, illegally collected $24,540 from the State to recover $43,500, $18,960 of it as interest, from his estate. Attorney Carlos A. Faulkner, who brought the suit on behalf of the auditor of state, and Roy Warren Roof, his cocounsel, each were au thorized to receive $6,000 from the State’s share. The court said it had no difficulty in readily finding that Judge Crow lived with his wife in Lima since some time prior to 1920 and was un der no expense in maintaining any BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO ........... Defendants were George Q. Krein bihl of Ridgeway and the City Na tional Bank of Lima, coexecutors of the $950,000 Crow estate. Kenton Woman Honored Miss Anne Bowman, daughter of Mrs. D. H. Bowman, of Kenton, has been named state chairman of Red Cross activities for the Daughters of the American Revolution for three years. She will address Red Cross branches through the state. Bags 15 Planes, Gets D. F. C. Staff Sergt. Franklin A. Grubaugh, 21, is home on furlough with the Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded as a result of the feat of his craft, “Pistol Packin’ Mama", in shooting down 15 enemy craft on a single mis sion. Previously reported as missing in action, Sergeant Grubaugh returned to duty April 8 and later was grant ed a furlough. A ball turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber he had been overseas since December. He is to report at Atlantic City, N. J., May 21, for reassignment. Supreme Court Up holds Sommers The state supreme court refused to review a Putnam county appeals court decision granting unemploy ment compensation to Ray Walter Sommers from R. F. Roof, Ltd., al though he was a partner in the firm. His application for payments orig inally was refused on grounds that his status had not been that of an employe. A board of review re versed the decision, allowing the claim. The employer appealed to the common pleas court which, in turn, reversed the board’s decision and de nied benefit payments. The appeals court, however, re versed the common pleas decision on Feb. 16, 1944, asserting that Som mers was an “employe” because he had been working in the interest of the association. PUTNAM COUNTY Music Festival Held At Ottawa Presented to a large crowd the fifth annual music festival of the Ottawa public schools was held re cently. The program of chorus, solo, and ensemble numbers was conducted un der the supervision of Alvin Burk holder, music director of the school there. Mr. Burkholder was a graduate of Bluffton College and a native of Bluffton. Leipsic Ranger Cap tured By Nazis Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thompson re ceived a card from their son, Rich ard Thompson, a member of a Ranger battalion, reporting he is well and is in a German prison camp. He asked that the parents send him candy and cigarets. The son had been reported missing in action in Italy since January 30. Pre-School Clinic Opened The annual schedule of pre-school clinics for boys and girls who will enter Putnam county schools next fall is being launched by County Health Commissioner H. A. Neis wander, he announced. A clinic was held in the Columbus Grove high school gymnasium in charge of the commissioner. Child ren whose parents consent will be •r UM wl home in Hardin County. “Accord ingly when he submitted expense ac counts and received payment therefor for his meals and lodging in Lima, under the false premises that he lived in Hardin County, such pay ments so received were illegal”, said Judge Tudor. Pen»ive, an inandouter this season, won the 70th Annual Kentucky Derby by 4 lengths to pay $16.20 to win. Jockey Conn McCreary is uo. vaccinated against small pox and im munized against diphtheria. Children of the St. Anthony par ochial parish will be examined May 22 in the school at Columbus Grove. Another pre-school examination was conducted May J5 at Continental with parents of boys and girls who will enter school next fall urged to take their children to this clinic. Parents were notified of defects found in children at these examina tions. Enraged Cat Claws Mistress Sheriff Arnold Potts and Chief of Police Cletus Klausing were called to an Ottawa home when an enraged cat attacked a woman. The call was made by neighbors who discover ed the woman’s plight. The officials reported the animal as exceptionally large, and that in some manner the woman was knocked down or fell because of the attacking feline. She suffered severe cuts on the top of the head and the face from the sharp claws of the animal which was killed by the of ficials. The cat, which was owned by the victim, was usually kept in the house or caged by the owner, it was claimed. Commencement Set At Continental Commencement exercises will be held at Continental-Palmer high school on May 18 at 7:45 o’clock, eastern war time. The Reverend Russell J. Humbert, pastor of Ep worth Methodist church, Toledo, will be the speaker. His subject for the occasion will be, “A Long Hard Road”. The valedictorian is Phyllis Brooks with Helen Hoover the salutatorian. Pleasant Hill Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lung and fam ily of Buttler, Ind., were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lung. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Niswander and family and Mrs. Sarah Niswander were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Huber and Dale Huber on Mother’s day eve. Mrs. Clara Jennings spent a few days of last week with Gerald Jen nings and family of Harrod. Mr. and Mrs. Avery Watt and son Ronald, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jen nings and son Rodney and daughter Dorothy, Mr. and Mrs. Winston Jen nings and son Larry spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Fleming of Lafayette. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Braun and family were Sunday dinner guests at the Arden Baker home. In the after noon they called at each of their mother’s homes. Nellie Huber called Friday after noon at the Oscar Zimmerman home. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Zimmerman and family called on Mr. and Mrs. Cal. Herr, Sunday afternoon. Sunday evening they called on Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lung. Mrs. Paul Faze and children called on her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Suter, Mother’s day. Mr. and Mrs. Coy Binkley called at the Norval Scoles home Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stratton and family spent Mother’s day with Mr. and Mrs. Orton Stratton. Miss Carolyn Basinger spent the week end with her grandfather, Jerry Basinger of Bluffton. Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Basinger call ed at the Paul Faze home, Sunday evening and at Jerry Basinger’s of Bluffton. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Stratton call ed at the Wm. Fox home of Bluffton, Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Gleason and family spent Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Zahrend The day celebrated Mr. Zahrend’s birthday, together with Mother’s day. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Althauser spent Sunday at Marion, visiting his mother and brother, Arthur Althauser and family. Mrs. Lillie Scoles was moved from her daughter’s at Ada to her home, Sunday. LaFayette Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Watt were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wallace and daughters of Fostoria. Miss Miriam Knoble and Miss Alice Louise Kndble of Bowling Green were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Knoble. The Garden Club met Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Belle Bradley. Others present were: Mrs. Josie Hall, Mrs. Illa Hall, Mrs. Helen Younk man, Mrs. Freda Arthur and Mrs. Iva Binkley. Honoring their mothers the Aloha Club entertained at one o’clock luncheon at the home of Mrs. Iva Binkley assisted by Mrs. Hilda Badertscher. Other members present were: Mrs. Olive Early, Mrs. Doro thy Bierly, Mrs. Elsie Bierly, Mrs. Raychel Rex, Mrs. Verda Watt and Mrs. Inez May. Guests present were Mrs. Carrie Hawkins, Mrs. J. C. Yant, Mrs. Belle Heath, Mrs. Fred Biteman, Mrs. Everett Baxter, Mrs. D. A. Patton and Mrs. Ellen Hutch inson. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Snyder and son were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Plate. Mrs. D. A. Patton of Findlay spent several days with Mrs. Allen Watt. Seaman first class Jack Witham of the United States Navy is spend ing a furlough with his wife. Miss Marilyn Watt, student nurse of Memorial Hospital is spending her vacation with Mr. and Mrs. Allen Watt. Mrs. Downing and Mrs. Longbrake of Roundhead are spending the week end with Mrs. Edith Downing and Mrs. Rowena Sandy. Mrs. John Lyle, Mrs. Ida Boyd, Mrs. Bertha Desenberg. Mr. Isaac Hefner, Miss Celing Thayer, Mrs. Loretta Clum, Mrs. Louise Cloore, Mrs. Pauline Shrider, Miss Lillian Desenberg were callers of Mrs. Jen nie Eversole. Mr. and Mrs. Harley Wheeler of Lima and Mr. and Mrs. Walter King and sons were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Albert. Mr. and Mrs. V. F. Boda, Mr. and Mrs. Edison Hall and sons, Mr. and Terms—Cash Chas. Lora, Auct. BEST-YET CHICKS From carefully culled, bloodtested stock. Feed, Poultry Supplies, Electric Brooders. Place your order early. Avoid disappointment. THE BLUFFTON HATCHERY CO., Phone 252-W DON’T MISS THE BOAT Get 36% Hog Balance Made From Hubbards THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1944 Mrs. George Vorhes and daughter and Mrs. Grace Vorhes of Lima, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hall and daughter of Huntington, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Doyt Hall and sons were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Clum of Lima were Sunday guests of Mrs. Loretta Clum. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Houser were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Elzay of Ada. NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT The State of Ohio. Allen County, as. Estate of Wilbur R. Steiner, deceased. Cledas E. Steiner of R. R. No. 2. Bluffton, Ohio, baa been appointed and qualified as Administratrix of the estate of Wilbur R. Steiner, late of Allen County, Ohio, deceased. Dated this 8th day of May, 1944. Raymond P. Smith. Probate Judge NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT The State of Ohio, Allen County, ss. Estate of Addison Miller, Deceased W P. Anderson of Citizens Bldg., Lima, Ohio, has been appointed and qualified as Ad mistrator De Bonis Non of the estate of Ad dison Miller, late of Allen County, Ohio, de ceased. Dated this 25th day of April. 1944. RAYMOND SMITH 4 Probate Judge MUNSON R. BIXEL, M. D. Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. M. 1-3 P. M.j 7-8 P. M. Office, 118 Cherry St. Phone T20-F Bluffton, O. THE A. C. & Y. RAILROAD NEEDS BRAKEMEN BOILERMAKERS MACHINISTS CAR REPAIRMEN SECTIONMEN TELEGRAPH OPERATORS BRIDGE AND BUILDING CARPENTERS Must meet WMC requirements. These are full wartime jobs and good possibilities for postwar work. Liberal railroad retirement and unemployment benefits. Call at the nearest A. C. & Y. station and the agent will give you complete information. The Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Co. 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. PUBLIC SALE OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS The undersigned will sell at public auction at 126 South High Street, Coumbus Grove, Ohio, Saturday, May 27,1944 Beginning at 1:30 p. m. The following articles: 2 piece overstuffed living room suite, library table, metal bed and dresser, single bed, child's bed, dining table, and 6 chairs to match, buffet, 2 rocking chairs, straight chair, 3 large rugs, floor lamp, throw rugs, fernery, kero sene heater, and other articles. MRS. NANCY BASINGER, Owner DEAD STOCK REMOVED WITHOUT PAY BUCKEYE REDUCTION COMPANY, Findlay, Ohio Phone MAIN 475 Collect BRANCH OF FOSTORIA ANIMAL PRODUCTS, INC.