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ALLEN COUNTY
400 Tires Destroyed In
.$17,000 Fire
officials at ZU,VW was
fire swept the service
departments of the
& Rubber Co. at Lima.
Two drums of vulcanizing1 fluid
exploded as the 10 employes fled
after a futile attempt to fight the
blaze. None was injured.
rt, a foreman, theorized
threw a match or cig
xl of fluid that leaked
Lima Strike Ends
One hundred thirty employes of
the* Buckeye Machine Co. at Lima,
-whch makes machine tools for war
plants, returned to work after a
three-day walkout said to have fol
lowed a dispute between a union
offical and a company personnel offi-
men
The
AFL
reported both
to other jobs,
iated with an
Delphos Glider Trooper
Killed In Action
of a glider unit, was killed June 9
in France, the War Department has
notfied his father, Frank Studenka
at Delphos.
Private Studenka served in Africa
and in the invasion of Italy. He has
been overseas 18 months. A native
of Czechoslovakia, he came to this
country with his parents in 1927,
$3,000 Loss Given In
Barn Blaze
A $3,000 fire of undetermined orig
in destroyed a grain-laden barn, four
Willys
A
NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES
Delphos Company
Incorporates
The Delphos Machine Co. has been
issued incorporation papers by the
office of the Ohio secretary of state,
a United Press dispatch from Co
lumbus announced. Capital stock was
set at $100,000 and incorporators
were named as Frank Wulf horst,
Herman Dienstberger and Frank
Scherger.
Paratrooper Hurt In
Car Crash
.1 mi HUE FLAME
THAT’S DESTINED FOR FAME
4
The
Calvin Meeks, army paratrooper
at home in Delphos on furlough, is
confined to a Lima hospital with
fractured ribs and body bruises after
his automobile struck a utility pole.
Miss Betty Allen, another occupant
of the car, escaped serious injury.
Small Damage In Train
Derailment
Four cars
of an
eastbound Erie
Railroad Co. freight train were de
railed southes1st of Lima but no one
was injured and the damage was not
heavy, official
s of tri
e line announced.
A draw bs.r on one of the cars
dropped dowr ana derailed the car,
causing threj othc rs to leave the
track before the train could be
brought to a stop. Several feet of
track were torji up as the cars were
pulled along the ties.
Goats Get Marine’s
Goat
Marine Pfc. Vernon E. Querry, of
Lima, ran into a problem all of his
own on Siapan, Marianas Islands.
During the early days of the battle
for this island, his unit captured a
small farm. Pausing for a moment
in their advance, they watered the
cow, let the pig from its pen, and
fed a cat.
“Then I made a mistake”, Querry
says. “There were a couple of goats
and I fed them some candy. They
like it so much they have been fol­
All-Gas home today’s dream,
tomorrow’s reality where house
keeping is go easy it seems like a
hobby instead of a chore!
The kitchen is like a wonderful
play-room cool, clean, free from
cooking odors with a new Certified
Performance Gas Range that’s fast,
efficient like a magical storeroom.
Special cooling units to keep all sorts
of foods fresh longer.
Even the faucet with a touch of
magic! A turn on the tap and your
Automatic Gas Water Heater system
supplies you with all the hot water
you need anytime you want it!
And talk about comfort the en
tire house is always full of spring
time no matter what the weather
is outside. Thanks to the new Gas
air-conditioning snug and warm all
winter long.
Only dreams today yes! but
tomorrow they’ll be realities. For the
tiny blue flame—the flame that cools
as well as heats—will make these and
many more wonders-of-comfort come
to life.
SAVE FOR YOUR ALL-GAS HOME NOW
BY BUYING MORE WAR BONDS IN ’44
WEST OHIC GAS COMPANY
lowing me around ever since. Ima
gine me, an infantryman, having to
take care of a couple of goats all
day long”.
The Lima Marine has seen plenty
of action in this battle, having come
in with one of the early waves. When
spoken to he was relaxing in a fox
hole during a lull in the fighting,
and, sure enough, “his” goats were
nearby.
Recapture Jail
Breaker
A five-week hunt for Theodore R.
Robinson, 39, Lima, who escaped
from city jail in Lima, ended re
cently with his return from Cincin
nati where police said they found
him on a park bench. He is accused
of stabbing a watchman at a factory
in Lima.
Delphos Bomber Crew
man Missing
William Rekart, radio operator on
a Mitchell bomber, has been missing
in action over Germany since June
21, the War Department has notified
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Rekart of Delphos.
HANCOCK COUNTY
Bomber-Gunner Is
Missing Over Austria
Staff Sergt. Melvin Inbody, 21, en
ineer-gunner on a B-24 Liberator
Italy,
/er Aust
■tment
and Mr
based i
in action
28, the War Depai
mts, Mr.
near
s a Red
Workman Electrocuted
Stanley Osley, 42, of North Bal
timore, maintenance man for the
Baltimore & Ohio railroad, was elec
trocuted when he came in contact
with 440 volts of electricity while
working on a power line.
Record Broke By Stork
Doc Stork has broken all previous
records at Findlay Hospital. In a
7-day period he delivered 24 babies,
an all-time record for the hospital.
Abate Potato Process
ing Stench Ordered
Findlay residents may soon be able
to remove the clothespins from their
noses.
Dr. Senn F. Whisler, Hancock
County health commissioner, has been
directed by city and county officials
to order the Great Lakes Sugar Co.
to stop delivery of potatoes at its
refinery at Findlay for processing
purposes.
The processed potatoes are used by
the Commodity Credit Corp, in the
manufacture of industrial alcohol.
Odors produced by the operations re
sulted in complaints by residents.
Clarence T. Fox, superintendent of
the plant, said the company intended
to suspend processing operations as
soon as four carloads of potatoes, al
ready at Findlay, are dehydrated.
Similar operations were halted at the
company’s refinery in Fremont.
Italian Gals Expert
Gold Diggers
Staff Sergt. Harold Jenkins, home
in Findlay after 50 combat missions
over seven occupied countries, has a
word to say for the American girls.
“A few of the Italian girls are
nice to look at, but none of them
come up to the American girls”, he
said. “And when it comes to gold
digging they can dig rings around
any American girls. They have their
hands out all the time”.
Sergeant Jenkins has an Air Medal
with six Oak Leaf Clusters and a
V-Gardoners Peeved
Missing Airman Safe
Poland
Depart
its, Mr
Wapak
Findlay Officer Missing
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
WAI
HARDIN COUNTY
Ada Bomber Leader
Now Is Colonel
Lieut. Col. Theodore (Ted) Q.
Graff, commander of a B-24 Liber
ator bomber group based in the
Mediterranean area and credited
with pioneering American air at
tacks on southern Europe, has been
promoted, his wife, Marijane, at Ada,
has been notified.
Colonel Graff, 38, has been over
seas 26 months and received the Sil
ver Star for gallantry in action
February 22.
Name New School
Head
The Belle Center Board of Educa
tion has announced its appointment
of Roy A. Redmon of Mt. Sterling
as school superintendent. He suc
ceeds John Stanfield, now in the
navy.
Airman Missing Mar
rine Wounded
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Mauk of Ken
ton, operators of the Kenton News
Agency, have been notified that their
son, Sergt. William E. Mauk, Jr., has
been missing in action over France
since June 25. He was a gunner on
a bomber, and was on his 18th mis
sion since going overseas in March.
Corp. Glenn F. Geiger, Kenton,
a marine, received a slight wound
in a leg while fighting Japs in the
South Pacific area, he wrote his par
ents Mr. and Mrs. Grant Geiger of
near Kenton.
Path of the Red Steamroller
FINLAND
Helsinki
1 Tallinn
Lofcel
Petpur
Baltic
Seo
Fire Damages Elevator
Damage estimated in excess of
$500 resulted when fire broke out in
the cupola of the William Breiden
bach grain elevator at Kenton due
to an overheated bearing.
Ada .Man Interned. Is
‘Reasonably Well’
Carl Bauman, Ada civilian interne
in a Jap prison camp in the Phil
ippines since the fall of Bataan, was
reported “reasonably well” to his
wife, Mrs. Carl Bauman, Ada, bv the
Red Cross.
Mr. Bauman had represented an
oil firm in Ada. Two sons, Midship
man Kenneth Bauman, Annapolis
Nava! Academy, and Pvt. James
Bauman, Camp Swift, Texas, were
home when the news was received.
High Court Hears
Murder Plea
Richard Knight, who is seeking
court release from a life prison sen
tence for murder, asked the State
Supreme Court for leave to appeal
from Hardin County court decision
which denied him freedom.
Knight has served nine vears in
prison when he started his court
battle for release on grounds that he
had been improperly sentenced in
Hardin county on his general plea of
guilty. Hardin County Common
/Lake
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Novgorod
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ilmen.
Psko1
UTH
EAST
PRUSSIA^
To Berlin
325 Miles
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Polotsk
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Orsha*
SMOLENSK
,MINSK
Zhlobini
his wife, Leona Marie of Findlay.
Lieutenant Moore, who has been
in the army 15 years, has been at
tached to the armored infantry. He
has two children, Ann, 9, and Thom
as, 18 months.
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Advance
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Russian Drive
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POLAND
LWOW
Apparently .unstoppable, the Red Army steamroller heads straight
for Warsaw, capital of Poland, thence on to Berlin. Map above
shows the sweep, contrasted with furthest German advance, attained
Dec. 6, 1941. One of the greatest victories of present summer offen
sive, started June 23rd, was capture of Minsk, historic gateway to
Warsaw and Berlin., In radiophoto below, Red tankmen watch as
Soviet flag is once more raised over this capital of White Russia.!
With Luftwaffe desperate for fuel, Red Stormavik bombers, using
100-octane gas lendleased by U. S.» helped blast path for the steam-j
roller drive.
Voronezh
lelgorodU,
Pleas Court corrected its records, but
refused to release Knight.
Knight was charged with killing
Loyal W. Bean, Dunkirk merchant,
during a robbery.
Ada Coach Released
Donovan Lanning who recently ac
cepted a contract as coach and teach
er of mathematics, has been released
to accept an assistant principalship
in Defiance high school where he has
been teaching the past year.
To Present Tax Levy
For Hardin Fair
Hardin County Agricultural society
has received approval of a resolution
asking that a special election be con
ducted this fall to pass a one-mill
levy for one year for erection of
buildings and to improve grounds at
the fair site, south of Kenton.
The board of county commissioners
authorized balloting on the question
at the general elections on Nov. 7.
The amount of money required and
other details of the proposed levy
rfiust be submitted to the Hardin
county board of elections at least 30
days prior to balloting. In the elec
tion resolution, commissioners set
forth that the expenditure would of
necessity be more than $10,000.
Spokesman for the fair society said
that in order to maintain a fair, it
will be necessary to erect permanent
buildings, a grandstand and to im
prove the grounds.
Marsh Flames Halted
By Kenton Firemen
For four hours, Kenton firemen
pumped water from the Scioto River
into parch marshland that Fire Chief
Ralph Jones said caught fire as
weeds burned along the river bank.
If the blaze had not been halted,
Jones said, it would have destroyed
the fertility of many acres of land,
and would have burned until ex
tinguished by rains.
Kenton Flier In Rus
sian Shuttle Flight
Tech. Sergt. Arden M. Reid, son of
Mrs. Flossie Reid of Kenton, was one
of a group of American airmen who
made a recent 10-day stay in Rus
sia on the first shuttle mission to the
Soviet Union. He wrote that his
unit attacked a railroad yard and
junction at Debresczen, Hungary, on
the way to Russia.
621 Members In Hardin
4-H Clubs
According to the annual
report of Hardin County 4-H clubs
released by Boyce E. Bradford,
Hardin county agri cultural aerpnf
there a«e 621 enrolled in clubs and
of that number 376
LT Ills D11(1
4m
111
boys. A total of 64 3 projects have
been completed by the members, the
report showed.
PUTNAM COUNTY
Tomato Crop To Be
Hauled
A meeting has been scheduled for
all producers, haulers, processors,
and receivers of tomatoes in Allen,
Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Put
nam and Williams counties, Ohio,
also Hillsdale, Lenawee and Monroe
counties, Michigan, to be held on
July 27 at 8:30 p. m. at the Court
house, Napoleon, Ohio, at which time
an Area Transportation Advisory
Committee will be elected, ODT Dis
trict Manager H. M. Walker an
nounced.
This committee, when approved by
the Office of Defense Transportation,
will advise and assist the ODT in di
recting the movement of motor
trucks used in the transportation of
tomatoes in this area.
Producers, haulers, processors, and
receivers, who produce, transport,
handle or receive tomatoes within
the area are entitled to elect their
representatives on the committee.
Barber Returns To U.
S. After Overseas Duty
Ellsworth J. Conn, Ottawa barber
shop proprietor who has been over
seas for two years has arrived at
Letterman hospital, San Francisco,
his relatives here have been in
formed. •.
Known to his many friends here
as “Connie”, he has seen service in
some of the major battles in the
Southwest Pacific theatre of war. He
contracted malaria in June, 1943,
while fighting on Guadalcanal and
w’as evacuated. He has been in
various hospitals in the Southwest
Pacific during the last war.
It was not knowm w’hether Conn
will be able to visit with relatives
in Ottaw’a soon.
Tomato Pickers Sought
In Putnam
Efforts to obtain a sufficient vol
unteer army of tomato pickers to
harvest the 1944 crop in Putnam
county were launched at Ottawa by
J. H. Windle, emergency labor as
sistant to County Agent L. C. Holt
kamp.
Notices were mailed to hundreds of
citizens of the county urging them
to register to assist with the picking
of tomatoes from the latter part of
August through September.
It is pointed out in the notices that
if an insufficient number of volun
teers is registered it will be neces
sary for the farmers to recruit out
side labor or lose their 1944 tomato
crop.
Prevailing wages will be paid the
volunteers for the time they spend
in the fields, Windle explained. Ar
rangements w’ill be made to transport
this emergency army of workers to
the fields.
Experience is not needed in this
work as it can be learned quickly,
the official pointed out.
Leipsic Artilleryman
Hurt In Normandy
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Knueven of
Leipsic have been notified that their
son, Pvt. Thomas Knueven, was
w’ounded in action in France and is
hospitalized in England. He is an
artillery radio man.
Steal Steel Beams
From Bridge Site
Thieves took 10 eye beams from
the site of the Hetrick bridge on U.
S. Route 224 west of Kalida, Put
nam County Sheriff Arnold Potts
said highway officials reported to
him at Ottawa recently.
These steel beams w’ere needed in
the repair of the bridge which col­
THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1944
lapsed over a year ago into the
Auglaize river. A span of a col
lapsed bridge is being moved to the
Hetrick site from Waterville to re
place the eastern span of the Hetrick
bridge which was ruined.
The western span of this bridge
can be remounted on repaired abut
ments, highway engineers have an
nounced. It is uncertain how long
it will be until the bridge is ready
for traffic.
1944 Putnam Budget
Being Formed
In preparation for the establish
ment of 1944 tax rates, the Putnam
County Budget commission has be
gun to receive budgets from the sub
divisions of the county.
Public hearing on the 1945 county
budget was held July 17 in the
office of the board of county com
missioners. No figures are being re
leased on the county budget until
after it has been adopted following
the public hearing.
Meanwhile, hearings are being held
by the various villages, school dis
tricts and townships on their 1945
budgets. The budget commission will
meet in August to set the tax rates
which will be used in the collection
of real property taxes in Dec. 19444
and June 1945.
American Duels
Participants in duels which at
tracted extraordinary attention in
clude: Aaron Burr-Alexander Ham
ilton, 1804 Andrew' Jackson-Charles
Dickinson, 1817 Stephen Decatur
James Barron, 1820 Thomas H.
Benton-Charles Lucas, 1820 John
Randolph-Henry Clay, 1826 Jona
than Cilley-William Graves, 1838
John H. Pleasants-Thomas Ritchie,
1840 David Broderick-David S. Ter
ry, 1859.
CHOP and STORE HAY
CUT BETTER ENSILAGE
SEPARATE BEANS
GRIND GRAIN
CHOP SHEAF OATS
CHOP a STORE FODDER
k MAKE MIXED FEED
MAKE MOLASSES
HAY SILAGE
There’s a big difference in chick feeds and it pays
to insist on starter mash of known quality.
BIHEIl Marling 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
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See us and learn why Letz sepa
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