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ALLEN COUNTY 3 Children Lose Lives By Fire, Lightning Three Lima area children lost their lives in tragic accidents. Chas. Rob ert Little, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Little, Lima Route 2, and a Shawnee high school student, was killed when struck by lightning while fishing in the Auglaize river near Ft. Amanda State park. His sister, Evonda, was knocked unconscious but was revived, while a brother, Ken neth, was uninjured. Sarah Marie Hamrick, 5 months, and her brother, Forest Eugene, 2’i, were burned to death when fire destroyed the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. For est E. Hamrick, Willshire township, Van Wert county, while the parents were in the fields working. The children were asleep when the fire started from water boiling over on a coal oil stove. Runs Hand Laundry In New Guinea Sgt. Pierre Sorgnard, Jr., former Lima painter, now is running a laundry as a sideline to his army duties in New Guinea, according to a letter to his wife, Rhea, assistant manager of the United Press bureau in Lima. Pierre wrote that his busi ness was suffering because of four days of rain. He does the washing of other soldiers’ clothes in a nearby stream. He also reported seeing two CASUALTY INSURANCE Is a present-day necessity. High Speed travel and the use of power machinery has greatly increased hazards. Farm Bureau provides Accident and Health, Hospitaliza tion, Home and Farm Liability, Burglary, Robbery, Theft and other casualty policies. PAUL E. WHITMER 245 W. Grove St. Phone 350-W Bluffton, Ohio Representing Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., Home Office: Columbus, Ohio. flower NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES Lima-made power shovels on an air port construction job in New Guinea. Boy Drowns In Coal Yard Pit Donald Lyle, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lyle, of Lima, was drowned recently when he fell into five feet of water in a coal pit con veyor at the Fidelity Coal and Sup ply Co. yard, E. High street, where he was playing with some other children. He was unable to reach a ladder running up out of the pit, into which he had descended by climbing down a cable. He is sur vived by his parents, four sisters and a brother. Tot Hurt By Tractor Drag Lary Alan Taylor, 2, of Lima, was bruised about the body and cut about the head when he was pulled 75 feet under a heavy drag attached to a tractor. He fell under the drag while trying to retrieve a toy and was dragged some distance before he rolled from beneath the implement when it was raised going over a manhole cover. There’s a big difference in chick feeds and it pays to insist on starter mash of known quality. Inmate Escapes From Asylum Make sure your chicks get in proper balance the vitamins, proteins and minerals they require by ask ing for The third inmate to escape from the Lima State Hospital in recent weeks is being hunted. He is Rob ert Lanning, 51, Zanesville, who eluded a guard during a walk, ac cording to Supt. R. E. Bushong. Lanning, charged with kidnapping, is not considered dangerous, Dr. Bush ong said. Autoists Save Invalid From Burning Home Passing motorists carried Mrs. David Shatto, an elderly invalid, from the bedroom of a blazing farm home near Lima recently. The 10 room structure, three miles east of Lima was destroyed. Mr. Shatto and Mrs. Lillie Howells Starting and Growing Mash Banner Starting Mash contains C-KA-GENE the remedy that builds immunity to Bloody Coccidiosis. The Bluffton Milling Co For Ohio Certified Hybrids INDIANA 608-C OHIO W-17 IOWA 4059 IOWA 939 IOWA 306 Open Evenings 8 to 10 P. M. HERR BROS. Phone 612-W Bluffton, Ohio Practise Typing Paper Standard Size 8 1-2 11 Inches 500 Sheets .. 35c (No Brokun Packages) Eluffton News Office of Lima, sister of Mrs. Shatto, were performing farm chores when pass ersby attracted their attention. May Drain Quarry To Find Body Officials are pondering desirability of draining the millions of gallons of water from the Dunkirk quarry in an effort to locate the body of George Benjamin Hager, 22, former ly of the U. S. Army, who has been missing from home for over two weeks. With his death in the pool purely a matter of conjecture, officials direct ed a search earlier that included the use of the professional diver, grap pling hooks and setting of dynamite charges. Hardin county Sheriff R. R. Clark then discontinued active ef forts to find Hager but instructed volunteers to make periodic patrols so as to find the body if it should appear. Blanchard township trustees ex pressed favor to the plan for drain ing the 50-acre pond, which ranges from 40 to 70 feet deep. “Write-In” Official Still Climbing A year after a half dozen friends wrote in his name on primary ballots for ward councilman without his knowledge, Emil L. Kemph became president of Lima’s City Council. He succeeds W. L. Ferguson who became mayor after the death of Mayor A. L. Metheany. Mr. Kemph is a bar ber. $141,898 Tax Collection Is Distributed Distribution of $141,898.46 collect ed from tangible and intangible per sonal property taxes for the first half of 1944 was made by County Auditor Floyd W. Griffin of Allen county. Plan Scout Camporee Plans have been completed for the Allen District Boy Scout camporee to be held June 2, 3 and 4 in Faurot park, with some 200 district scouts expected to attend. Bluffton boy scouts are making plans to attend. Disclose Church Plans For D-Day Rev. Paul H. Graeser, newly-elect ed president of the Lima Ministerial association, revealed that plans have been made for church prayer and meditation services at Lima when D Day is officially announced. Guard Mustered In Lima’s new Ohio State Guard unit, known as Co. H, 4th Infantry, was mustered in with a complement of three officers and 42 enlisted men in ceremonies at the state armory. The first official drill was held recently. HANCOCK COUNTY Former Findlay Resi dent Breaks Neck Lieut. William F. Shaw, former Findlay college student and graduate of Findlay high school, is in an un disclosed army hospital, suffering from a neck fracture. He received the injure somewhere in eastern United States. Lieutenant Shaw’s home now is in Bellefontaine. He is married and has a son, Mical. He has been in service since November, 1940. Gen. Sherman Tank Attracts Crowds Findlay residents in general and war plant workers in particular were impressed when a huge 45-ton M-4 tank, known as a “General Sherman” visited the city. The tank was brought to Findlay in connection with a production in centive tour sponsored by the Cleve land ordnance district. In charge were Capt. Edwin Plock, ordnance, and Charles N. Demian, of the public relations staff. The wounded veter ans from Fletcher General hospital, THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO Cambridge, addressed the workers on both day and night shifts. At the close of the talks an in spection of the tank, which mounts a 75 mm cannon, was permitted. Later the “General Sherman” was parked on South Main street in front of the Elks home where it attracted crowds of interested men. women and children. $91,767 Collected In Personal Taxes County Treasurer Boyd G. Hutson said Monday that personal property tax payers of Hancock county have paid $91,767.43 for the first half of 1944. This includes $53,188 in gen eral personal property tax and $38, 579 in classified taxes. There were 5,600 returns mailed out by County Auditor Charles E. Simpson and 5,020 have been filed. The law provides for a five per cent penalty from now to May 31 and a ten per cent penalty from June 1 to October 31. Loses Foot Under Train The quick action by Theodore Frey, 64, of Findlay in throwing himself from the path of a New York Central freight train recently, possibly saved his life. He was un able to hrow himself clear, however, and the train wheels several his right foot above the ankle. Frey had left the Buckeye Trac tion Ditcher plant after his night’s work and was walking south along the New York Central track just west of the foundry when he heard a northbound freight train approach ing. He stepped onto the siding and continued walking. Doubtless the noise of the freight train muffled the sound of an ap proaching southbound train which was traveling about five miles an hour ,trainmen said. HARDIN COUNTY Knight Petitioned Court Of Appeals The Third District Court of Ap peals of three judges at Kenton heard a petition for a writ of ha beas corpus for Richard Knight, in the Hardin county court house. Knight, 38, sentenced in Kenton in 1934 for holdup murder of Loyal W. Bean, Dunkirk grocer, was order ed released in March from Ohio pen itentiary after the Second District Court of Appeals ruled he was sen tensed without trial to his guilty pleas. He now contends he was held continuously in prison without trial for more than two terms of court. Train-Auto Crash Kills Child Norma Louise King, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles King, of near Alger, died from a fractured skull sustained when the car in which she was riding wras struck by an eastbound Erie rail road freight train. The car, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. King and six children, stalled on a street grade crossing in Alger. All of the family except Norma Louise got out of the car and attempted to push it from the railroad tracks. It is believed that in the excite ment due to the approaching train, the family did not realize the baby was still in the automobile. Hardin County Date Gang Paroled Six juveniles and their 18-year-old leaders were free on parole after reprimands issued by Mayor Leroy Hoppe and Juvenile Judge G. B. DeWitt at Kenton. The nine made a practice, for the past three months, of beating and terrorizing other youths they accused of attempting to “date” their girl friends, officials were told. Vote Half-Holidays At Kenton Kenton business places will be closed each Thursday afternoon dur ing the next four months, the Ken ton Business Club decided. Class Night Held At Ada Class night, annual mid-week event of the graduating season held in the Ada high school auditorium, presented a burlesque trial, “Seniors at the Bar”, which included: Saluta tory, Patricia Focht class history, Robert Elliott and Howard McBride class poem, Dorothy Saum and Paul ine Binkley class prophecy, Faye Moore and Dorotha Baker class will, Shirlene Kuehne and Jean Ann Tremain valedictory, Herbert An spach Class advisors are Miss Mabel Crawford and Alvin Augsburger. Class Honored In Bond and Stamp Sale Recognition of the achievement of Arlington high school freshmen in selling a total of $4,500 war stamps and bonds since Jan. 13 was made in chapel services at the school build ing. Col. R. R. Groves, veteran of World War I, addressed the class, and had a display of war materials from World War I and World War IL Forest G. Hall, chairman of the rural section of the war bond or ganization, Lester Fink, southeast chairman, and C. H. Smith, south west chairman also attended the pro gram. Col. Groves presented an official ci tation from Henry Morgenehau, Jr., secretary of the treasury. Members of the class designated equipment they wished purchased with the proceeds from the sale. Two Hurt In Falls Mrs. Anna Kahley and Mrs. Melt Everhart, Kenton, each fell in their homes and suffered fractured hips. PUTNAM COUNTY Ottawa Men Organize Firm Organization of a new firm to be known as the Ottawa Tile and Brick Co. was announced at Ottawa by Neal Hornung and Albert Roof. The company will manufacture concrete drain tile for farm drainage. It is the hope of the pair that production can be started by June 15 in buildings owned by Albert Kersting. The necessary machinery has been purchased and will be in stalled at once. Hornung will manage the plant. He said that a small crew of work men has been engaged to begin mak ing the tile. The plant will make tile in 12-inch lengths and in four, six, eight, 10, 12 and 16-inch widths. The firm is considering the addi tion of other concrete products later but no decision has been reached on this matter. Putnam County Tax Lands Sold Bringing prices that ranged from 25 cents to $425, forfeited land has been sold at public auction to clear the Putnam county tax duplicate of all delinquent tax properties that could be sold this year, it was learned from Countv Auditor Carl D. Frick. A total of 20 tracts were sold. The last was located in all parts of the county but bidding was light so that none of the parcels of real es tate with the exception of one lot in Ottawa drew more than a nominal bid. The Ottawa lot, located near the fairgrounds, brought a top price of $425 after spirited bidding between three prospective buyers, the auditor stated. Bike Mishap Breaks Boys Arm Howard Hunter, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hunter of Leipsic, suffered the fracture of the radius bone of his right arm by being thrown from his bicycle at a point about five miles south of Leipsic on route 65. He and Junior Wyant had decided to take an afternoon ride on their bikes and just how the ac cident occurred is not known. He w’as taken to the office of Dr. W. D. Hickey and from there to the Lima Memorial hospital where an X ray was taken which revealed the nature and extent of the fracture. Both boys are freshmen in Leipsic high school. Elect Ottawa Sailor Honor Man Donald Nicholas Sheeley, Findlay college graduate, whose home is in Ottawa, has been graduated from recruit training as honor man of his company at the Great Lakes naval training center and is nowr on “boot” leave. Sheeley was elected candidate by fellow blue jackets and selected hon or man by his company commander on the basis of military aptitude and progress. He has been recommended to attend Radar school. Prior to joining the navy he head ed the labor relations section .district engineer office of U. S. engineers at Dayton. He is spending his leave with his wife and daughter in Ot tawa. Petroleum Extracts Enough petroleum could be ex tracted by hydrogenation of coal to last 3,000 years. Sheet Metal Work of all Kinds Roof Repair, Spout ing, Furnace Repair Come in and get acquainted All work guaranteed satisfactory J. A. LEATHERMAN One Block North of Traffic Light BEAVERDAM, OHIO Pleasant View Mrs. Richard Green returned last week from a five months visit with he.” husband at Oakland, Calif. Mr. Green is stationed at a naval depot at that place. Mrs. Arietta Rickly attended com mencement exercises at Toledo H. S., Friday evening. Leland Sutter, a grandson was a member of the gradu ating class. Mrs. George Ridge and daughter Sara and son Buddy spent Tuesday in the Donald Harris home. Mrs. Clarence Payne and family of Findlay spent Sunday night with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Alspach and son Bobby and Mrs. Richard Green and little son. Mrs. Forest Kessler is spending sev eral days this week with relatives in Berne, Ind. Joseph Windle of Belmore and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Windle were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Nile Terms—Cash Chas. Lora, Auct. The haying season’s biggest bogey-man is the weather man. The best thing you can do is be ready to work and work fast when the weather man’s on your side. Have your haying equipment checked now so you don’t have to worry later on and lose your crop. Your GENUINE IHC PARTS are here C. F. NISWANDER McCormick-Deering Dealer Bluffton, Ohio HURRY! Last Hatch Monday, May 29th PLACE YOUR ORDER AT ONCE THE BLUFFTON HATCHERY CO., Phone 252-W PUBLIC SALE As I am breaking up housekeeping I will offer for sale at my home at 408 Cherry Street, Bluffton, Ohio, my entire eight rooms of furniture, dishes, and cooking utensils, and the following property on Saturday, May 27, 1944 Sale to begin at 1:30 P. M. o'clock sharp, fast time. HOUSEHOLD GOODS—-Peninsular coal and wood kitchen range, 3-burner Perfection kerosene stove, hard coal heating stove, kitchen cabinet, kitchen cupboard, side board, round dining table, drop-leaf extension table, dining room and kitchen chairs, 5 rockers, leather davenport, walnut organ, library table, sewing machine, 2 wooden bedsteads with springs, 3 9X12 Axminster rugs, commode, stands, lamps, dishes, some antique dishes, cooking utensils, fruit jars, crocks and many other articles too numerous to mention. TOOLS—Two step ladders, 2 straight ladders, one dozen folding potato crates, lawn mower, garden tools, wheelbarrow, spraying outfit, a lot of carpenter tools and other articles. All goods are in good condition. THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1944 Newton and family. The occasion was in honor of the birthday anniver sary of Mr. Lewis Windle. Quarterly conference of Rawson charge will e held in the Olive Branch church, Monday evening, May 29. Ronny Sutter of Toledo is spending several weeks with his grandmother, Mrs. Arietta Rickly and son Alvin and Mr. and Mrs. Myron Reichenbach. Mildred Hanna spent Sunday with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Stewart. Miss Pauline Carr of Dayton was the week end guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W .G. Carr. Rubbish Notice Monthly collection of rubbish will be made on Thursday, June 1. Resi dents are requested not to set out rubbish for collection until after Memorial day, May 30. W. A. Howe, Mayor 6 Jonathan S. Agin Terms—CASH. Auctioneer: Clyde Warren Clerk: Jerry Basinger 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.