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ALLEN COUNTY Fighter Pilot Missing Lieut. Mark H. Kolter, Jr., 21, pilot of a fighter plane based in England, has been missing in action since May 30, the War Department has notified his wife at Winona, W is. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Kolter of Lima. Two days earlier, Lieut. Kolter was credited with downing his sixth enemy plane, and with an assist in the downing of another German plane, according to his father. Kill Eight Foxes After Chicken Raids Seeking to halt depredations that have resulted in the loss of several thousand chickens northwest of Del phos, farmers of the Kalida, Fort Jennings, Contintental and Ottoville districts reported they killed two foxes and six pups, but that another fox and two pups escaped. Several “Super Fort” Motors Lima Made With the bombing of Japan, full details of the new Super-Fortresses were revealed, together with pictures of the mammoth planes, and it was learned that several of the 150 motors of 49 different types used on these mighty ships are produced in the Lima plant of the Westinghouse Electric and Mfg. Co. Bombing of Japan with the new B-29 Super-Fortresses took the news spotlight' helping boost sales in the Fifth War Loan drive, and giving many Lima persons a thrill in know ing that their handiwork played a part in this daring undertaking. Suit To Oust Pastor From Manse Trustees of the Market Street Presbyterian Church at Lima sued NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES in Municipal Court to eject the Rev. Cornelius Nicholas Bakker from the church manse. Mr. Bakker was removed from pastorate of the church May 16 by the Lima Presbytery after a contro versy between him and part of the congregation, but has refused to va cate the manse, the petition said. Lima Boy Killed By Automobile Howard Lee Turner, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Turner of Lima, was killed when struck by an automobile as he ran across U. S. Route 30-S near his home. State highway pa trolman said the driver, Charles W. McCreight of Kenton, Ohio, was not held. HANCOCK COUNTY Misses Train, But Over turns Stock Truck Twenty-four pigs went to market but were badly shaken en-route. The truck in which they were be ing hauled overturned as the driver, Hallie Treece, swerved to avoid a collision with a Nickel Plate train at a crossing at Findlay. Sixteen of the hogs were pinned under the truck and the others ran rampant in the neighborhood and had to be corraled. Treece’s two grandsons, Jack 11, and Gene, 10, were treated for minor injuries. Sailor Home After Ship Sinking Donald Minard, signalman, first class, has arrived for a 12-day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Minard of Findlay. Minard was a member of the crew of the U. S. S. Henry Bergh which broke up on a reef outside San Francisco Harbor May 31 while carrying 1,000 servicemen home from posts in the South Pacific. He said COLLECT THESE “COUPONS’* FOR.THE WORLD’S BEST PREMIUM... Step right up, ladies and gentle men, there are no catches in this offer—no slogans to write—no box tops to tear off. Simply buy one of these genuine, gilt-edged Vic* tory Bonds every pay day, keep it, and, before you know it, you will have saved enough to make a substantial down payment on the new home you have always wanted. It's as easy as that practically painless. Start planning nowl Steinman Bros. Lumber Co. Phone 360-W Bluffton, Ohio VICTfiRY FIRST BUY WAR BONDS “You Rate a Better Range, Mrs. Private Brown” i 4 WEST OHIO GAS CO. Buy War Bonds for Victory THE most of those aboard were ordered over the side in life belts and were picked up by motor launches within a few hours. Minard and other crew members were taken off seven hours later, just before the ship broke up. He said good order prevailed and there was no loss of life. Extend Tax Deadline The Hancock county commissioners by resolution have extended the time for paying June real estate taxes from June 20 to July 20. HARDIN COUNTY Fire Damages Store At Mt. Blanchard Flames swept through a two-story business building at Mt. Blanchard and damaged another. Damage was estimated at $1,000 to a building owned by the Foster estate and oc cupied by the Pever shoe repair shop. A second floor storage room in an adjoining building owned by Harry Foster was damaged. Find Missing Body In Dunkirk Quarry The body of George Hager, 22, former army private who had been missing from his home in Dunkirk since May 9, was found floating in a water-filled quarry at Dunkirk. A boat from which he was believed to have gone fishing, was found May 10. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M: Hager. Wife Drowns In Quarry Seeking escape from the heat Sun day, the young wife of a soldier hero drowned in a 15-foot hole in the old Dunkirk stone quarry pool at 3:30 o’clock in the afternoon. Mrs. Goldie Alberta Price, 19, wife of Tech. Sgt. Frank L. Price, stationed at Atlantic City, N. J., ac companied by her mother-in-law Mrs. Ben Price, of Dunkirk, were wading in the pool when the young woman stepped from the shallow ledge into a 15-foot hole. Although her mother in-law grasped her by the hand, she could not keep her young companion, who was unable to swim, from going down. Volunteer divers worked frantical ly to rescue Mrs. Price and after 55 minutes her body was reported found by Floyd McCann, of Dunkirk. A rescue squad from Kenton police de partment had been called and worked over the woman for some time with no avail. Her husband, Sgt. Frank L. Price, an air force veteran of the South Pacific, in March, 1944, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal for heroic services as a radio operator and tail gunner of the B-24 Liberator “Tokyo Express”. Former O. N. U. Head Dies Dr. Robert O. Williams, who re tired a year ago after having served 14 years as president of Ohio North ern university in Ada, died of pneu monia at 2:30 o’clock Sunday morn ing in a hospital in Van Wert. He was 60 years old. He was born in Yorkshire, Eng land, March 9, 1884. He is survived by his wife, Mabel, and two children, Milton who is in the army and now stationed at Camp Devon, Mass., and Mrs. Florence Zehner, of Grover Hill. He leaves one grandchild. A NEW C.P. GAS RANGE Right now every bit of effort is pointed toward winning the war—but, when that “great day” comes and Private Brown is mustered out, those marvelous C. P. Gas Ranges will again be available. Beauty, speed, convenience and econ- omy will all be included in their up-to-date design. BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO Big port of1 Cherbourg vital for supplying invasion forces Surprise Path to Paris "77W LONDON// Cutting off peninsula insures air bases and concentration area for Allied reinforcements S His mother, Mrs. Thomas Wil liams, resides in New York City and he leaves two sisters, Miss Libby Williams of New York, and Mrs. Florence Bertran, of Berkeley, Calif. Allies’ apparent invasion strategy of smashing right down the Seine River valley to Paris was a surprise move, for not in centuries has an invader of the continent chosen this path Eleven thousand first-line planes alone umbrellaed the initial invasion armada, with miles-long "sky trains” of gliders bringing constant reinforcements of para troopers. Accumulating and transporting millions of gallons of 100 octane gas for this aerial army was one of outstanding feats of the Service of Supply. Radiophoto below, flashed from London, shows paratroop patrol shortly after landing, as, sheltered by walls of French churchyard, they seek out the foe. Private funeral services was held Wednesday afternoon at the Gambel Alspach funeral home in Van Wert, officiated by Rev. Kenneth Learey, pastor of the Van Wert Fir^t Meth odist church. Burial was in Wood land cemetery at Van Wert. O. N. U. Receives $1,000 Gift An individual gift of $1,000 to Ohio Northern university was re ceived by Pres. Robert McClure from Fred I. Rowe of Hicksville, well known graduate of the class of 1916. Rowe has been identified for the past 25 years with the W. L. Johnson Construction Co. He left Ohio North ern university in 1917 to enter the first officers’ training camp and later commanded a company with the AEF in France. PUTNAM COUNTY Hold T. B. Test For Putnam Cattle Testing of cattle for tuberculosis has been started in Liberty and Mon roe townships, it was announced by Putnam County Agent L. C. Holt kamp. With state and local veterinarians in charge, about 100 cows are being checked each day. It is expected that three weeks will be required to complete each of the 15 townships or a total of about 45 weeks. This testing is made every three years with cows having a positive reaction being slaughtered. Ap praisal of these animals is made by the owner and veterinarian. Farm ers have to pay one-third of the dif ference between the appraisal value and the slaughter price. The testing will be continued in the other townships until the total number of cattle in the county have been tested for tuberculosis. Kalida Farmer Frac tures Leg Ed Kerner of Kalida suffered a multiple fracture of the left leg when he fell while loading hay on the Ignatius Rieman farm west of Ot tawa. Kerner was removed to St. Rita's hospital in Lima. Attaches said his leg was broken in two places but his condition was reported good. WANTED: Man wanted to learn tire retreading. Here is an opportunity to learn a trade that will continue when war is over. No Sunday or holiday work. Good salary. Apply to Manager, Firestone Stores, 5 02 West High, Lima, Ohio. Phone 40081. Ramsgate Ostende /////Dover ’olkstoneA^* tastings English Channel Boulogne V i Eta pies FRANCE /^^^Abbeville -/LeTreporT^^Am I Dieppe ►^Fecamp E tie tat eHavre^s. Hot since Norse-L men in 9th century II has invader taken o the Seine path I _____ »o Paris 1 .PARIS W' I S & Pleasant Hill Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Vandemark and daughter Sue, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Vandemark of Lima were Sunday evening callers at the Carl Huber home. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Owens and son Tommy of Lima spent Friday even ing with Sarah Oates and Clarabel Owens. M. L. Douglas called on Paul Faze Friday afternoon. Viola St. John from Pioneer, O., was a Tuesday guest of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Mefford. Wednesday’s guest will be Mary Mefford and children from Port Cinton, Ohio. Callers of Lillie Fett and Nellie Huber f.e past week were Mrs. Carl Fett, and Hazel Hess of Findlay. Mrs. John Garlinger of Bluffton spent Thursday with Mrs. C. M. Gleason and children. The Owen’s Reunion will be held this Sunday at the Richland Grange. Everyone welcome. Basket dinner at noon. Jean Burkholder and Marilyn Fett of Bluffton spent Wednesday with Marilyn Stratton. Mr. and Mrs. John .Motter, Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Turner of Ada were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Barnes and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burgman of Lima and Mrs. Daisy Pifer of Ada were Thursday evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Orton Stratton. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stratton entertained Sunday for Mr. and Mrs. Orton Stratton and Mr. and Mrs. Morris Bell and family. Levi Frankhouser and family called Sunday afternoon on Mr. and Mrs. Lamarr Basinger. Sunday afternoon callers in the Oscar Zimmerman home were Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Long of Beaverdam. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Stratton at tended Children’s Day exercise Sun day evening at Liberty Chapel. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hilty and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gratz were Sun day evening callers in the Willard Jennings home. Mr. and Mrs. Lamarr Basinger called Sunday evening at the Jerry Basinger home in Bluffton. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jennings and son, Mr. and Mrs. Winston Jennings and son were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fleming of Lafayette. Mr. and Mrs. John Huber of Lima were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Huber and son. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Gleason and family were Sunday evening callers of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Brauen and family. Mr. and Mrs. Winston Jennings and son called Sunday evening on Mr. and Mrs. Ray Blosser and daughter. Pandora Dr. Wilmer Storer of Columbus, visited his sister Mrs. Hiram Krohn and family one day last week. Miss Elizabeth Schutz recently re turned home from East Orange, N. J., where she had been visiting the John Schutz family. Mr. Schutz having been very ill for several months. Milford Haas was recently elected president of the Pandora Business Men’s Club. Iner Basinger is vice president with Lester Harkness secretary-treasurer. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hilty and children returned to Indianapolis last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Steiner visited Mr. Steiner’s brothers and sisters at Orrville and Wooster, Sunday and Monday. The Bracy-DeVore reuniop was held at Findlay Park Sunday. The Marvin Moser family will have charge of the Amstutz cannery this season. The cannery has been enlarged again with a new addition. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver E. Steiner and family of Tennessee have been spend ing the summer with their mother, Mrs. Barbara Steiner, and daughters on the home place, southeast of Pandora. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Diller made a business trip to Cleveland one day last week. Mrs. Correl Donaldson has been visiting the LaVeme Badertscher family at Orrville. The Badertscher’s have a young son. Supt. and Mrs. C. Cox are work ing in the Lima Tank depot. Harry M. Schumacher, of Pandora, and Miss Juanita R. Weber of Lima, will be married at the Lima Christian Missionary church, Friday evening. It will be an open church wedding. Charles Boehr and Donald Gratz, of Pandora, have been named as two of the four ushers. Also Miss Verena Augsburger, of Pandora, is maid of honor and the groom’s sister, Alice, is one of the bridesmaids. The couple will reside in Pandora, Harry being connected with the Pandora Clothing store. Ed Hathaway, of near Vaughns wille, and well known to most of our people, has been a patient at the Lima Memorial hospital. Menno ZiTnmerman, of Los Angeles who recently died in a hospital in that city was brought to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Amstutz. Rev. Clayton Steiner gave the funeral sermon and interment was made in the Defenseless Men nonite cemetery southeast of Pan dora, Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Zim merman spent his youth in Pandora. M. I. Trostle is chairman of the fifth war loan drive. Riley township quoto is $46,600. L. S. Hatfield is local chairman of the Riley township Red Cross. Lt. Vincent P. McClintock is now located in North Africa. Miss Helen Schumacher visited Mr. SPARKLING COLOR livens your homo 4 HOUR DRYING ENAMCl It decorates and beautifies in one coat. It dries to a hard, glossy finish in 4 hours Its deep rich tones wake up worn furniture Glosfast is easy to keep clean—washes safely NfMf IMI/TY WITH PATTtttQH-IAiOtHT PAINTS Greding Hardware THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1944 and Mrs. Earl Schumacher at Peoria, Ill., several days last week. Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Huffman, of Upland, Ind., visited the L. S. Hat field family last week. Sixty or more attended the Pan dora Bank’s anniversary dinner. Oliver Davidson, who is home from Cleveland for the summer was one of the speakers. Mt. Cory Mrs. Irvin Kauffman and Mrs. C. H. Beagle were delegates to the Missionary Convention held at Lyn wood Park last week. They returned home last evening. Mrs. Gertrude Reed, spent Sunday at Fort Recovery, with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Semmerly who celebrated their 59th wedding an niversary on the eleventh. Mrs. Laura Ghaster and daughter Ruth, Mrs. W. B. Kramer were call ers Friday afternoon on Mrs. Robert Nonnamaker and Mrs. Shirley Non namaker and daughter Joyce. Miss Betty Ballister and Jim Har vey, of Michigan were recent supper guests of Mrs. Bessie Guin. Mrs. C. H. Beagle and daughter Genevieve were recent callers on Mr. and Mrs. Leo Gilbert and daughter Justine, of the WAVES, who was home on a furlough. She is station ed at Naval Hospital in California. Children’s day exercises were held Sunday evening in the Evangelical church. Sara Guin of Findlay is spending a few weeks at home with her mother, Mrs. Bessie Guin. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Wooley and daughter Susie of Lima visited in the home of Mrs. Wooley’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Jim Reninger. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kramer and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Wooley and Susie of Lima called on Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Holmes and daughter Bernita, Friday evening. Miss Betty McVey and Ralph Mc Vey are visiting in the John Bower sox home. Mrs. Laura Ghaster, and Ruth call ed on Mrs. W. B. Kramer, Saturday evening. News Want-Ads Bring Results. GLOSFAST 42 new, smart colors 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 BANNER Starting and Growing Mash Banner Starting Mash contains C-KA-GENE the remedy that builds immunity to Bloody Coccidiosis. The Bluffton Milling Co. DEAD STOCK REMOVED WITHOUT PAY BUCKEYE REDUCTION COMPANY, Findlay, Ohio Phone MAIN 475 Collect BRANCH OF FOSTORIA ANIMAL PRODUCTS. INC.