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Bomber Gunner
Sgt. Warren D. Duncan, engineer
gunner of a bomber crew, has been
missing in action over Germany since
May 19, his wife, of near Lima, was
notified. He entered the service in
June, 1942.
Pfc. Henry Timmerman
Lost In New Guinea
Pfc. Henry L. Timmerman, 19, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn B. Timmer
man, of Lima, lost his life in New
Guinea according to word received
from the War Department.
Young Timmerman, in service
since April, 1943, was in the Army
Air Corps. He was a Central high
school graduate.
Killed As He Changes
Tire On Highway
Robert Eugene Wilson, 27, of
Wapakoneta, was killed instantly
when he was crushed between two
automobiles as he was preparing to
change a tire on his stalled auto.
The auto was struck by one driven
by Sgt. Uriah Rickman of Ft. Sill,
Okla., who, ■with his wife, Mary, of
Lima, suffered minor cuts and bruis
Seek Murder Clues At
Search for clues in the mystery
slaying of an unidentified woman
whose nude body was found in a
weed clump at East Liverpool, shift
ed to Lima, as Allen County author
ities checked personnel of a carnival
■which moved there from East Liver
pool last week.
Columbiana County Sheriff George
E. Hayes requested the check after
he reported police found a dress
Public transportation—by highway and
skyway, by railway and waterway—is
one of the most vital industries of this
State of ours. It represents far more
than a vast array of terminals, equip
ment, repair shops and cold statistics
about moving manpower—it’s the link
that joins Ohio’s cities and towns and
rural communities to each other and to
the rest of the Nation. In these tense
times, it is the means of bringing boys
home on furlough—of getting workers
to the war plants—of keeping on the
move all those people whose travel is
essential to Victory.
An estimated 150,000 of our fellow
citizens of Ohio are hard at work on
the 47 railroads and the 5 airlines serv
ing Ohio, on boats, barges, huge fleets
of trucks, and on the 221 inter-city bus
lines which operate 1,269 buses along
13,885 miles of routes within our State
borders. No small share of the credit for
the efficiency of this excellent transpor-
N. Main St. Phone 170-W
which had been ripped, apparently
in a struggle, and other feminine
wearing apparel in a box on a refuse
pile at the show grounds where the
carnival exhibited.
The body of the chestnut-haired
victim, approximately 25 to 30 years
old, was buried at East Liverpool
pending identification. The body was
found wrapped in two blankets and
trussed with clothesline. Police said
she apparently was strangled and
thrown from an automobile.
Brig. Gen. Peck Puts
Lima In Limelight
Brig. Gen. Walter R. Peck placed
Lima in the limelight on the Euro
pean invasion when news services re
ported he led an aerial squadron in
the initial air action and before tak
ing off from England told his boys
“for Pete’s sakes, hit the target,”
because of the concentration of Al
lied forces on the beaches and ground
Hack Hole In Wall,
Pair Flee Jail
Two men being held in the Lima
city jail made their escape by hack
ing a hole thru the brick wall and
making their way out thru the Barr
hotel basement. They were Arthur
Brewer, 49, held as a parole violator
for Manard, Ill., state prison offi
cials, and T. R. Robinson, 39, held
on an open charge in a knife assault
on Peter Snider, 67, Lima, night
watchman. Both men were from
Lima. Police learned other jail pris
oners had been threatened to keep
quiet while they made their escape
Crow Ruling Appealec
By Both Sides
Appeal from a Hardin County
Common Pleas Court decision on al
leged illegal expenses paid by the
State of Ohio by the late Judge Phil
Crow was on file today in the Third
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District Appellate Court from both
the plaintiff and the defendant.
Judge Arthur Tudor of Kenton
ruled May 9 that the state should
recover $43,500 from the estate of
the former appeals court jurist, and
that the plaintiff, Attorney Warren
Roof, and his attorney, Carlos Faulk
ner, were entitled to $6,000 each
from the estate.
Court attaches predicted that visit
ing jurists would be assigned to hear
the appeal, rather than to present it
to associates of Judge Crow.
“Bombshell Belle” Is
Named At Tank Depot
Miss Margaret Roberts, secretary
to the commanding officer at the
Lima Tank Depot, has been nomin
ated for the “Bombshell Belle” from
the western division of the Cleveland
Ordnance District. Miss Roberts,
familiary known as “Ginny”, is 23
and hails from Tiffin.
Prisoner Of War
Mr. and Mrs. Julius D. Hunt, of
Lima, received word this past week
that their son, Pfc. Julius M. “Make”
Hunt, 19, is a prisoner of war in
Germany. He sent them a postcard
saying he was in good health and
receiving good treatment.
Killed In Action
Pvt. Gene Edwin Bowsher, son of
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Bowsher, of
Lima, was killed in action in Italy
on May 13, two days after his 19th
birthday, the War department noti
fied his parents. He went overseas
in January.
Children Attacked By
Unidentified Person
Lima police are on the lookout for
suspects in the attack on two South
Lima girls aged 4 and 6 in a vacant
lot while they were on their way to
a nearby grocery store for their
tation system belongs to the Ohio De
partment of Commerce and the O.D.T.
We who keep Greyhound buses rolling
across our State are conscious of the
importance of our particular job—to
the whole system of wartime transpor
tation. Without the buses doing their
share of the job other transportation
would be burdened beyond capacity.
Many of our people today are serving
in the Armed Forces—the rest of us
are doing our level best to keep essen
tial highway travel safe and efficient
But we’re also thinking about and plan
ning for the post-war days, when pleas
ure travel will return and when such
travel in new and finer Super-Coaches
will be a greater pleasure than ever.
Back the Attack!
June 12th to July Sth
t'—- y—••
In Norway active
constant touch
with Britain
Denmark and
Italy already di
vided into formal
areas for Under
ground action
mother. They were treated at Me
morial hospital for their injuries, one
of the girls being knocked uncon
scious by the attacker, while police
quizzed and later released several
men seized as suspects.
Memorial Hospital
Head Resigns
W. C. Hansbarger’s resignation
as administrator of Lima Memorial
Hospital, effective June 19, was an
nounced recently, together with the
appointment of Leslie O. Fonkalsrud
of Gary, Ind., to succeed him. Hans
barger will remain as secretary
treasurer of the hospital board.
Lad Hurt Critically By
Rotary Hoe
Philip Newcomer, eight-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson New
comer, of Findlay, was injured crit
ically last Friday when when he fell
under a rotary hoe operated by his
father. Findlay hospital attaches
said he suffered a punctured lung, a
skull fracture and numerous cuts.
Findlay Missionaries
Flee Honan Province
Miss Louise Arnold and Miss Amy
Applegate, missionaries of the Bible
and Missionary Training Schools at
Findlay, were among 13 American
and British missionaries from Honan
Province who have reached Chung
king after a 350-mile journey over
rugged Chinese terrain by way of
wheel barrow', wooden cart and be
sieged railroad trains, according to
word received at the school.
National Y. M. C. A.
Leader At Findlay
Roy Sorenson, Chicago, associate
general secretary of the National
Council of the Y. M. C. A., and sec
retary of the centennial committee,
spoke at the centennial dinner of
the Findlay association.
Son Of Former Findlay
Pastor Killed
Ens. Paul Schake, 19, a fighter
pilot in the naval air corps, son of
the Rev. W. F. Schake, former pastor
of Trinity Lutheran Church at Find
lay, was killed in an airplane crash
at Sanford, Florida, friends learned.
Wins Commission
Edward G. Folk, Findlay, has been
commissioned a second lieutenant in
Company C, Ohio State Guard, it
was announced recently.
Findlay Ace Lands
1st Glider On D-Day
Another man well-known in the
Bluffton area, entered the war news
when it was learned Lt. Col. Mike
Murphy, formerly of Findlay, landed
the first Allied glider in France on
D-day to lead in the most daring
part of the invasion maneuver.
Fast Promotion
Within a week of receiving a
commission as second lieutenant in
the Judge Advocate General’s de
partment, James A. Bope, former
12,000,000 for
eign workers
ripe for revolt
Biggest Under
ground is in
France. Well*
orpanized army
of "Maquis" is
250,000 strong
While Hitler peers anxiously westward at Allied invasion forces,
he knows that he has a tremendous “invasion 31 my already in hia
conquered lands— and even in his own Geimany.
siinws consists -1 various Underground movements, well—oigan—
ued well-trained and experienced in sabotage, who have long
awaited the clarion call of D-Day to rise -up and smite their oppres.
sors. Jittery Nazis try to smoke them out by fiequentlv rounding up
and searching civilians, as shown photo, below
Polish Under*
ground already
working with
advancing Reds.
In Naziland it- PAlAND
self ore some k v
Allied officers contact
with Yugoslav Underground
regularly, keep supplies
and arms flowing in_
his, as map
Findlay city solicitor, was promoted
to first lieutenant. He has been as
signed to the Deti’oit ordnance dis
Pastor To Leave Ken
ton Church
Dr. Homer G. McMillen, pastor of
the First Presbyterian Church at
Kenton for seven years, has resigned
to accept a pastorate at Mt. Vernon.
He will leave Kenton July 1. Dr.
McMillen has been active in civic
affairs in Kenton and is a former
moderator of the Ohio Presbyterian
Coach Lamb Returns
To O. N. U. Position
Coach Lamb resumed his duties as
director of the department of health
and physical education at Ohio
Northern university at the opening
of the summer term. Lamb recently
had a leave of absence of nine
months. He will have charge of the
courses in physical education during
the summer and will continue his
work as industrial relations coun
celor with the Westinghouse company
in Lima.
Lamb served at O. N. U. as coach
and instructor of physical education
for 14 years before being granted
a leave by the university, during
which time he was connected with
the Army conditioning program at
Oregon State university, Corvalis,
Crash Suit Gives Ver
dict For Defendant
Judge Arthur D. Tudor of the
common pleas court directed the
jury to return a verdict in favor of
the defendant, the Fisher Dairy and
Cheese Co. of Wapakoneta in a dam
age suit of Carl Moore of near Ken
ton, seeking $15,500 for injuries he
said he suffered in an automobile
truck collision on State Route 67,
March 10, 1943.
Judge Tudor ruled that the driver
of the truck was an indefendent
milk hauler and that the company
was not liable for damages, it was
Moore was seeking $15,500 for in
juries and $500 for damage to his
car. Mr. Moore, who also was in the
car at the time of the accident, still
has a suit pending for $10,000 for
personal injuries.
Welfare Head Picked
In Putnam
Miss Leona Jones of Ottawa was
appointed Putnam county welfare di
rector of the board of county com
missioners after the commissioners
met in conference with the county
welfare board.
Miss Jones succeeds Mrs. Bonnie
B. Corns who died in her home at
Columbus Grove recently. The new
director will resign her past in the
county Old Age Pension office to
accept the new appointment.
Grove Youth Is Miss
ing In Action
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Alstaetter of
Columbus Grove have been notified
by the War Department that their
son, Sgt. Herbert E. Alstaetter, 20,
is missing in action.
The young man has been missing
since he went on a mission over Ger
many May 24, according to the tele
gram to the parents. No further
details w'ere included.
Mrs. V. C. Foltz spent the past
week with relatives at Newton, Iowa.
Mrs. Jesse Bassitt of North Bal
timore was a Wednesday afternoon
visitor of Mrs. Delmar Beery.
WRITE this down. Ask grocer for
Post’s Raisin Bran ... a magic
combination of crisp-toasted wheat
and bran flakes plus California seed
less raisins.
Mrs. Ada Rowland spent Sunday
with Mrs. Hannon Downey.
Mrs. Mary Plaugher is visiting her
mother, Mrs. Emma Jane Barber and
brother Frank Barber.
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Baugher of To
ledo were week end guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Daryl Robolte and son Gene.
Mr. and Mrs. James Ramsey and
IT you are one of those lucky per
sons owning an Automatic GAS Hot
Water Heater just pat yourself on
the back with warm days and
Victory gardens here your Gas hot
water heater is again one of the most
valued household servants, and there
is no increase in the cost of its eco
nomical operation. It will provde the
whole family with clean, constant
hot water by the mere turn of the
Healthy, Happy,
Husky Chicks--
Mr. and Mrs. Gail Arnold are spend
ing a week at Indian River, Mich.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Koogler left
Thursday to visit relatives in New
Jane Rayl, John Rayl and Mrs.
Corda Orhli of Bluffton were Wed
nesday guests of Mrs. Harmon Down
ey and Wednesday evening dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Rob
nolte and son Gene.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Forche and
daughter Sharon spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Slater at Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Crawfis and
son Gary of Bluffton were Sunday
guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Lenny
and son Marion.
News Want-Ads Bring Results.
There’s a big difference in chick feeds and it pays
to insist on starter mash of known quality.
Make sure your chicks get in proper balance the
vitamins, proteins and minerals they require by ask
ing for
Starting and Growing Mash
Banner Starting Mash contains C-KA-GENE the
remedy that builds immunity to Bloody Coccidiosis.
The Bluffton Milling Co.
Phone MAIN 475 Collect

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