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Lima Bank Building Sold Sale of the three-story City Bank Building at Lima for $40,000 to Mrs. Wanda I. Brender of that city was announced recently. The bank build ing was owned by the nion Savings & Loan Co., which occupies rooms on the main floor. Lima Y. W. C. A. Head Resigns Miss Elsie Heller, general secre tary of the Lima Y. M. C. A., an nounced her resignation to accept a similar position at Springfield, Ill. A successor has not been named. Four Airmen Given Commissions rge F. S and i M. Ho Mr. and Mrs. nklin D. Har- Mr. and Mrs. id Hi id Aroused Allen Countians, 75 of whom joined a posse to hunt two es caped inmates of the Lima State Hospital for the Criminal Insane, breathed easier. Three Lima police officers cap tured the pair shortly after mid night last Thursday in a woods four miles south of Lima. Inspector Don Miller, said Louis Martine, 26, Youngstown, who was convicted of murder, surrendered as he and two patrolmen approached the woods, and Samuel Bonecutter, 18, Columbus, also came from his hiding place when the officers discussed spraying the woods with shotgun and machine gun fire. Meanwhile, Mrs. Minnie Cramer, 75, who was clubbed by two men identified as the fugitives, remained in a critical condition in a hospital. The men are lodged in Lima city jail pending the outcome of Mrs. Cramer’s head injuries. Police announced a new develop ment in the case, saying they were holding a Lima man who is believed 1101! do I feel swell after a nice II I II II III TH! 4ll! There NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES to have aided and harbored the fugi tives before their capture in a wood: four miles south of Lima. Major Wood Officially Heads Tank Depot Clearance was finally received in Lima recently from the Cleveland Ordnance District offices on the offi cial announcement that Major Clar ence G. Wood, former Army inspect or of Ordnance at the Lima Locomo tive Works, has been named officer in charge of the Lima Tank Depot. Major Wood late last April suc ceeded Major Tracy C. Dickson, Jr., who was moved to the district head quarters in Cleveland to head the Settlements branch. The announce ment had been held up by Cleveland Ordnance. Bonfire Causes Home To Blaze Flames spreading from a bonfire, caused considerable damage to a garage and the residence of Fred Manecke at Delphos, firemen report ed recently. HANCOCK COUNTY Hay Truck Upsets A truck load of chopped alfalfa from Saunders Mills, Toledo, was upset on route 199, one-half mile from the route 6 intersection near Findlay. Traffic was tied up until the hay was scattered over the highway. The truck, driven by Samuel Grant, 22, a Jamaican, was overturned when the driver lost control. The state highway patrol investi gated. Hurt In Accident, Is Jailed Later George Rose, 62, Toledo, was treated for minor injuries and then lodged in jail at Findlay in default of a $50 fine after a truck-automobile collision near Bluffton, state patrol men reported. He was charged with reckless driving. Missing Over Poland Staff Sergt. John H. Copeland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Copeland, w’ho moved to Wapakoneta from Findlay a month ago, has been reported miss ing in action over Poland since June 20. A radio operator-gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber, he had been overseas five weeks. m3 is nothing more re freshing or invigorating in hot weather than a nice warm bath. It makes you feel like a new per son. Every member of the family needs hot water many times every day and an abundant supply of hot water on tap will do much to keep your entire family clean, healthy and happy the year ’round. You can depend on your Auto matic Gas Hot Water Heater day or night, anytime at the mere turn of the faucet. BUY UNITED STATES WAR BONDS AND STAMPS WEST OHIO GAS COMPANY Even Cupid Blushes Dan Cupid is probably a little ashamed of his record at Findlay during June. Setting a record for a month, 12 divorce suits, two alimony actions and a suit for alienation of affections were filed. Ice Deliveries Stop Deliveries of ice to 350 home con sumers at F'indlay have been dis continued for lack of drivers, Wil liam H. Smith, manager of the Findlay Ice and Fuel Co. stated. He appealed to city officials to aid in finding drivers. Believe Missing Find lay Airman Now Safe Additional information supplied by the War Department led Mr. and Mrs. Thornton I. Bright of Findlay to believe that their son, Staff Ser geant Harold E. Bright, may have parachuted to safety. He had been reported missing in action over Yugoslavia since Feb. 25. The War Department reported seven parachutes were seen to leave the B-24 Liberator bomber, of which Sergeant Bright was a crew mem ber, before the craft disappeared fol lowing a raid over Graz, Germany. AlLOhio Halfback Is Reported Missing John Fekete, former All-Ohio half back at Ohio University, was re ported missing in action since June 6, Invasion Day, in France. Fekete, a paratrooper, entered service May 18, 1943, and had been overseas four months. He will be 24 years of age in August. His home is in Findlay. The missing soldier is a brother of Gene Fekete, who as a sophomore in 1942, was a sensational fullback and All-Conference selection at Ohio State university. He sparked the Buckeyes to a national and Western Conference championship. Gene, too, is in the Army. Tractor Injures Jenera Lad Willis Marquart, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Marquart of near Jenera, had two toes amputated in St. Rita’s Hospital, Lima, after a tractor, driven by his aunt, Dorothy Hartman, crushed his foot. Farmer Dies From Tractor Injuries Frank Kaufman, 54, died from a crushed chest and a broken arm in a tractor accident on his farm east of Findlay. Re was plowing when his tractor overturned, pinning him under the machine. Findlay Nurse Arrives In Italy Florence Ardinell Inbody of Find lay, has arrived in Italy to serve the armed forces as an American Red Cross hospital staff aide, the organization’s headquarters in Wash ington announced. A graduate of Ohio State University, Miss Inbody taught school at Lorain and Syl vania before her appointment to the Red Cross. 48-Hour Work Week Order In Findlay Area 1 he Findlay-Fostoria-Tiffin area will lengthen its work week to 48 hours August 1 in response to an order from Robert C. Goodwin, WMC regional director who termed it a step necessary to “alleviate shortages which are impeding the war effort’’, Carl Diver, manager of the Findlay USES office said. Diver said each employer of eight or more persons in the area must extend the minimum work week to 48 hours. If the extension would involve the releasing of employes, the employer must submit the number and occupational classifications of such workers and the proposed sched ule for their release to Ralph O. Snyder, W M( director in Toledo. Girl Hurt Playing Circus Elizabeth Anne Claypoole, 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Claypool, Findlay, suffered a broken collar bone and fractured shoulder in a fall from a trapeze at her home in Findlay. Findlay Man Named OPA Food Head Zoid Hawk was named acting food rationing executive of the Toledo District OPA by H. G. Bogart, ex ecutive. He succeeds Wayne C. Cowling, who recently was appointed head of the price division of the district OPA. Mr. Hawk, who home is in Find lay, joined the OPA April 10 and THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BM’FFTON, OHK) MONGOLIA' .Chunaluni Hainan Returns Overseas Glen Whisler, a former Red Cross area administrator in Africa, con cluded a visit recently with his par ents, the Rev. and Mrs. John H. Whisler at Findlay and left for a new assignment in Scandinavia. HARDIN COUNTY Lease Kenton Plant Davidson Enamel Products, Inc., of Lima, has leased a part of the Scioto Sign Co. factory building at Kenton and by mid-July will employ 70 to 100 persons for war work, A. C. Johnson, president of the Sci oto Sign Co., announced. The lease is only for duration of the war, he said. Falls From Tree In juries Are Fatal Funeral was held in Bellefontaine for James A. Lyman, 62, a native of Hardin County who died of injur ies suffered in a fall from a cherry tree. Ada Soldier Recovers In Sicily Sergt. Ralph Ludwig, of the army intelligence service, has rejoined his unit in England after being hos pitalized for pneumonia in Sicily, ac cording to word received at Ada by his family. Victory Column Lists Ada Pilot Another Buckeye pilot in the P-51 Mustang group of Col. Donald Blakesle broke into the victory col umn against the Nazis recently by shooting down a Messerschmitt 109. He’s 21-year-old Lt. Robert Dick meyer, of Ada. A recent addition to the Eighth AAF Fighter Group in England, commanded by Col. Blakeslee, Dick meyef destroyed the 109 while the group was escorting Forts to Stettin, Germany. The long-range fighters destroyed 12 Nazis attempting to in tercept the bomber formation. PUTNAM COUNTY Killed On D-Day Pvt. Raymond Moorhead, 19, was killed in action in the invasion of France on D-Day, June 6, the War Department has notified his mother, Mrs. Maude Moore Moorhead, of McComb. Private Moorhead entered service April 30, 1943, and was a member of an anti-tank corps. His father, Todd Moorhead, was killed in an automobile accident in Barberton 17 years ago. 50 Acres Of Wheat Destroyed By Flames Fifty acres of wheat burned on the Clarence Diemer farm, north of Target, Japan’ MANCHURIA (KOREA East HINA China Sea /FORMOSA llzon Wingspread: 141 ft., 2 in. PHILIPPINE sw IS. South China Sea Four 2200 h. p. engines [Length: 98 ft. has been in charge of institutional and industrial food rationing in this district. Prior to that he was associated with the Bursley Wholesale Grocery Co., Lima, and previously had been Toledo district manager of the Kro ger Co., with which he had been as sociated 15 years. MILES _____ 400 [TOKYO Pacific Ocean BONIN’ MARIANAS IS SAIPAN 58TH TASK FORCE GUAM YAP Scattering of Jap naval forces off Saipan, and capture of that Pacific stronghold itself, means Japan is open to devastating air attacks from land and sea. Carriers may steam close to enemy’s home islands to unloose swarms of bombers. Twentieth Air Force’s B-29s will attack from bases in India, China and Saipan. Possession of latter means that vital 100-octane gas, now flown "over the hump’’ from India to Chinese bases in painfully small quantities, can be brought direct from U. S. in huge tankers, to fuel the great Super ■A fortresses, like one in photo-diagram below. •J CAROLINE IS. PALAU Courtesy THE STANDARD OIL CO. (OHIO) 26 [Height at tail: 17 ft. Leipsic. A combine, from which the flames started, also was destroyed. Diemer said the wheat was making 40 bushels to the acre. Two Leipsic firemen, Harold Wauk and Bruce Bennett, were overcome by the heat while fighting the flames, but are recovering. Later a wheat field owned by Harry Zellar, in the same locality, burned. Hot, dry weather caused the wheat to be unusually inflam mable. Tree Catches Fire Ottawa firemen were called out to extinguish a blaze in the top of a tree on the Miller farm along the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton railroad just north of Ottawa. Combine Runs Over Gilboa Farmer Arlie Stainbrook, 47, of north of Gilboa, is in Memorial hospital at Lima in a critical condition after be ing crushed beneath a combine on the Roy Baker farm near Gilboa. Stainbrook suffered a punctured lung, fractured ribs and other in juries. However, his condition will not permit physicians to take x-ray pictures to determine the extent of other injuries. Attaches report that Stainbrook is resting more comfort ably than when he arrived at the hospital but he still is in a critical condition. Baker was operating the combine when Stainbrook attempted to gei on the machine. His foot slipped off the drive shoft and the man was thrown under the combine which passed over his body. Finds Missing Ring After 3.3 Years A. M. Ross’ gold band ring is in a class with the “bad penny’’ which is supposed to “always come back”. Ross, who lives at Gilboa, lost the ring on the Louis Oren farm north of Gilboa in 1911. Epha Welty, son in-law of Oren, now operates the fa rm. bile cultivating a few day’s ago, elty noticed a shiny object in the field. Picking it up, he found it was Ross’ gold band ring dropped in the field 33 years before. Caddy’s Skull Frac tured By Ball X-rays showed Willis Joseph of Gilboa suffered a fractured skull when he was struck by a golf ball while serving as a caddy. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Joseph. Bury Drowned Youth The body of Donald D. Crow, 18, who was drowned while swimming at Lakeside, Ohio, was recovered by coast guardsmen. Services were held at Leipsic. The youth was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gail Crow. Ottawa Names New Marshal Appointment of A. C. Cahill to the post of’marshal of Ottawa was an nounced by Mayor Thomas F. Mc Elroy of Ottawa after municipal council confirmed the appointment at its regular meeting. Cahill succeeds Francis Goedde who resigned recently. Known as “Pete” to his many acquaintances in Ottawa, the new marshal will serve a six-month trial period be fore his appointment can be made permanent under civil service regu lations governing the post. He has been serving in a substi tute capacity since Goedde resigned and had served as a special police man in Ottawa many times before being appointed marshal. A veteran •Id ar I, Marshal Cahill has been active in American Legion cir cles for the last two decades both in Ottawa and Putnam county. Armorsville Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hilty and son spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Hilty. Recent visitors of Cpl. and Mrs. Clyde E. Klingler and son Keith and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler were: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Organic of Youngstown, Mrs. Emma Klingler and grandson Melvin Jxlingler of Youngstown, Mrs. Rosa Asire of Ada and grandson Benny Welker of New Castle, Pa., Mrs. Hiram Klingler and daughter Carol of Ada, Mr. and M.rs Carl McCafferty, Mareen Mc Cafferty, Mary Lou Strahm, Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Marquart, Rev. and Mrs. Wm. E. Coldiron of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Wilkins and family of near Arlington, Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Klingler and son of Chicago Heights, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Klingler, Findlay, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Smith Public Sale The undersigned will offer for sale at public auction at his home. 5L- miles south of Bluffton on the Bentley road, on Saturday, July 15th Commencing at 1:00 P. M. Farm Machinery McCormick mowing machine, 6 ft. cut springtooth harrow hay tedder walking corn plow heavy spring wagon riding com plow bob sled steel roller gas engine hog fountain feed tank oil drum platform scales (1000 lbs.) cross cut saw buck saw set of blocks pump jack 4 post diggers corn sheller chicken feeders 400 tile carpenter tools wrenches forks & shovels axe hoes & rakes log chains scythe grain sacks cream separator step-ladder wind pump derrick, complete muzzle loading rifle harness Ford car, Model chickens, etc. Household Goods Chest of drawers (cherry) bed room suite, 100 years old 5 beds and springs oak dining room suite velour couch oak wardrobe, like new 3 cupboards 8 rocking chairs book case kitchen cabinet drop leaf table Laurel range Perfection oil stove (3-bumer) and new oven cast iron heating stove hot plate hall trees large mirror stands lamps clocks kitchen utensils marble top stand 80 yards carpet small rugs aluminum ware dishes silver ware table linen crochet lace feather bed bedding quilts & comforters curtains pictures pillows two-tub washer fruit cupboard crocks and jars canned fruit etc. TERMS—CASH. THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1944 and son Norman of Findlay and Mrs. Victoria McCarty and son. Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Spellman and daughter Patsy and Jean Mar shall, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Boedicker called Sunday afternoon on Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Montgomery and daugh ter. Sunday callers at the Ervin Moser ohme were Mr. W. I. Moore, Verna Keifer, Louetta Moser and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hover and son. Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Moore are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Morris Dye of near Alvada. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hall and fam ily spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Moore and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore and family. Mr. and Mrs. Morris Bell and family were Sunday evening supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Montgomery and family. Billy Montgomery spent the week end with Roger Bell of Columbus Grove. Joan Montgomery had her tonsils removed Monday at the Bluffton hospital. One cord of pulpwood provides materials used in making powder for 90,000 rounds of machine gun fire. Another cord of wood will make 300 boxes used as shipping containers for military supplies. The present critical need for paper can be partly relieved by turning all waste and scrap paper over to collecting agen cies. S. FL BARNES, Owner Thrapp & Warren, Auctioneers Willard Jennings, Clerk 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 Starling 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.