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ALLEN COUNTY Trusty Escapes From Hospital Charles Adams, 39, Lima State hospital trusty, walked away from the grounds of the institution, Dr. R. E. Bushong, superintendent reported. Adams was transferred to the Lima hospital from the Orient Institution for the Feeble-Minded, July 3, 1935. Altho he had the repu tation of being an unruly prisoner before coming to Lima, Dr. Bushong said he had been a model inmate and worked on the hospital farm for several years. Oust Runt Marr As Lima Manager Adam Grismer, president of the Lima team of the Ohio State Base ball League, announced that Cliff (Runt) Marr had been relieved of his duties as manager of the club. Marr had no comment to make as he left for his home at Joplin, Mo. Jack Norris, who only last week became business manager of the club, took over the managerial duties with Marr’s departure. Adopt County Budget A 1945 budget for Allen County was approved following a public hearing, providing for expenditure of $510,802 for general fund pur poses, a decrease of about $28,000 from expenditures for the current year. Bond and interest requirements will account for another $120,845. Parents Hear From Son In Jap Prison After several months of no com munication from their son, a prison er of war of Japan since the fall of Coregidor, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Kozlowski of L:%ia, received a mes sage from Pvt. Bernard Kozlewski. Pvt. Kozlowski reported his health good in the post-card message, mail ed from a prison camp in the Phil ippine Islands. Before his capture Munson Thrapp, Auct. NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES he was a member of one of the big gun crews of the island fortress. Train Kills Woman Mrs. Josephine Marshall, 42, a pedestrian, was killed by an east bound Pennsylvania passenger train at the Main St. crossing at Lima. Lima Man Missing In Normandy Battle Cpl. Charles H. Cosart, 27, son of Ora S. Cosart of Lima, is reported missing in action in France since June 12, according to a War Depart ment message received by his father. Cpl. Cosart entered the Army three years ago and had been over seas since Sept. 26, 1943. Before entering the service he worked on the farm of Oliver Ward of Lima Route 2. The missing soldier has tw’o brothers in service, Sgt. Robert Cosart, also in France, and T. Sgt. John Cosart, stationed in India. Dust Tomatoes With Aid Of Plane Dusting of tomato plants to kill insects by airplane was finished at Delphos recently. The large acreage here made it possible for farmers to hire the new method in which the plane sprays at about 10 feet from the ground. Install Fire Pumper Public Sale of Household Goods The undersigned will offer at public sale at his residence at 203 Cherry street, Bluffton on Friday, August 11 at 6:30 P. M. The following property: Oak dining suite 5 beds 3 dressers 2 commodes chest of drawers metal baby bed, complete 2 library tables walnut organ book case 2 settees 3 odd tables end table rocking chairs 2 drop leaf tables 10 kitchen chairs 5 burner oil range kitchen cabinet work cabinet mantle radio electric sweeper electric iron 2 clocks 9 by 12 rugs throw rugs child’s stroller silverware dishes floor lamps table lamps curtains electric heater 2 lawn mowers fruit jars crocks garden tools miscel laneous tools chick feeders hog house other articles too numerous to mention. Also the following antiques: Walnut chairs walnut rockers settee mirror some dishes. A new fire pumper has been in stalled in the defense area in the south part of Delphos by the U. S. Government. A volunteer fire de partment organized in the plants will combat any fires that start in the area. Former Lima Man Is Killed In Plane Crash A former Lima resident, Warren Eugene Monroe, aviation ordnance man 2-c, has been killed in action, according to word received from the Navy department by his sister, Mrs. Pauline Zerbe, Lima Route 5. Monroe, an employe of the Com- EARLE LUGIBILL, Owner Public Sale Owing to the death of our parents we will sell at public auction at their late residence at 568 S. Main St. in Bluffton, Ohio Tuesday, August 15th at 1 P. M. Player piano, bench, 32 rolls, music cabinet, 3 piece living suite, davenport table, 2—9X12, 1—8X10, 4—27in. X54in Wilton rugs, 10 piece Walnut dining room suite with china closet and server, antique horse hair leather rosewood frame settee, four antique ladder back solid wal nut chairs, antique walnut chest drawers, 5 piece walnut bed room suite complete with innersprings, 3 piece poster bed room suite complete with innersprings, 2 odd beds, odd chairs, Edison phonograph, Magic Chef gas range, daven port, drop leaf table, ironing board, curtains, dishes, cook ing utensils, fruit jars, few barrow, 2 wheel cart, H. gun. Many other articles. Harold McClain, Auct. tools, 2 lawn mowers, wheel P. motor, double barrel shot Terms cash. Mrs. Nora Koch, Executrix mercial Trucking Co., before enter ing the Naval Air Corps Dec. 3, 1942, had been training for the middleweight boxing championship of the Navy before his untimely death. According to reports from the Navy department, Monroe, a tail gunner on a Grumann “Wildcat,” was killed when the plane crashed somewhere in the South Pacific. Presbyterian Churches Get New Pastor An invitational call to accept the pastorate of the Gomer and Delphos Presbyterian churches has been ac cepted by Rev. D. Wayne Amsler, of East Orange, N. J. He will succeed Rev. Mark L. Andrews who resigned to accept an Army chap laincy. Rev. Amsler preached in both pulpits before official action was taken in congregational meetings, w’hich were presided over by Rev. C. L. Plymate, general presbyter. The new pastor is a graduate of the University of Illinois and of Princeton Theological Seminary. He served pastorates in Illinois before going to the Elmwood Presbyterian church, East Orange, where he has been pastor for four years. He announced his intention to move to Delphos and begin his new wurk Oct. 1. $1,500,000 Corn Loss Suffered In County Allen-co’s corn crop, customarily totaling some 55,000 acres, is ex pected to be sliced in half and a loss in excess of $1,500,000 is pre dicted for the 1944 corn harvest as the destructive summer-long drought continues its ruinous path thru Ohio and the most of the mid west. As reports come in from district farmers, calculations as to the county losses mount daily and little hope is seen for improving the con dition since most of the corn crop has been too long without moisture to be benefited greatly by rains. Placing a value of $60 per acre for corn, and taking 27,000 acres as the estimated loss, the monetary loss amounts to $1,620,000 for Allen tounty. However, James H. Warner, coun ty agent expressed the first of the week the possibility of salvaging some of the crop if heavy rains come within the next 10 days. The county agent pointed out that corn is now’ entering its "making” season and it is at this point where the crop needs abundant moisture to mature fully. Golfers Cultivate Plots In Gardening If some of Lima’s Shawnee Club’s golfers don’t hit the ball quite as far as in former years, it’s because they have adapted their stance to a hoe. Fifty-four garden plots, each 30 feet by 40 feet, are being worked on county club grounds near the golf course by members and their families, and in addition, club em ployees are farming an additional 15 acres. Members will help harvest the seven acres of potatoes, four acres of corn and 2,000 tomato plants, and quantities of beans, squash, pump kins and turnips. After some of the potatoes have been sold to meet ex penses, the produce will be divided among the members. Each family will get perhaps three bushels of potatoes and all the corn he can eat and can, according to H. H. Torbet, the club’s garden chairman. Hospital Blaze Causes Excitement Considerable excitement but no damage was caused by a burning cable in the tunnel connecting the power house to the Lima State Hospital Friday night, city firemen reported. Ten auxiliary deputy sheriffs who recently joined the department of Allen county Sheriff William V. Daley got their first call for an emergency but the call was cancell ed as soon as Deputy Sheriff Forest Bidlack went to the scene and re ported everything under control. Eight of the auxiliaries had reach ed the jail ready for service by the time the extent of the fire was determined, the sheriff stated. Welders working in the tunnel said sparks from their torches ap parently ignited the cable. HANCOCK COUNTY Findlay Marine Home From Pacific Marin*1 Lieut. Kelvern O. Misa more, Findlay, has returned home from the South Pacific area where he —r.-d as pilot in the “Red De’.:.-’’ torpedo bomber squadron. He participated in 40 missions and log ged 130 combat hours in operations it Munda, Bougainville, Green Is- THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO land and Emirau. The son of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Misamore, he was commissioned at Corpus hnstl, Tex., in March, 1943. Coach Now Ensign G. Robert Blose, Findlay, athletic coach and director of the Mt. Gilead High School,, has been commissioned a naval ensign and assigned to Princeton, N. J., for indoctrination. Soldier Recovering Wounded In Action Pfc. Robert L. Beckrrutn, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. ckman, of Findlay received wounds in the left shoulder and arm and the right jaw while in action in France July 4, his parents were informed. He has been hospitalized in Eng land where he underwent an opera tion on his jaw July 19. His condi tion is satisfactory. He is in the infantry. To Discuss Polio Methods of combating a possible outbreak of infantile paralysis in Hancock County were discussed at a meeting of the local chapter of the National Foundation fo Infantile Paralysis. There are no cases of the disease in Findlay Hancock County. Hospitalize Findlay Soldier In England Pfc. Jack R. Holmes. son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn H. Holn es of Find lay, has been wounded n action in France, according to a 1 ■tter receiv ed by his parents from is now hospitalized in 1 England. A message from the adjutant general confirming that their sti had been wounded was received the parents Saturday. Killed In Air Crash Srrt Fraiik R. Mann Jr., 23, nephe Dr. A. E. Mann and Walk S A lann of Findlay, was one of five airmen killed in 1 he crash of a twin-engiiaed bomber rlear Wright field, Dayton, Thursday afternoon. Sgt. Man n was a son of Dr. and Mrs. Frank R. Mann of Marion. The plane had been on a test flight and vvas preparinj to land at the field when motor trouble develcpel a a low altit ude causing it to eras n and burn. 3oth motors were smasr ed off and part of the wreckage biirned. Sgt. Mann’s body was not reached by the Haines. Rule Woman’s Death Accident The death of Miss Mary Gaynell Clinger, 23, secretary at the Ohio Oil Co., who was killed when she stepped in front of a Nickel Plate freight train, was accidental, Dr. Byron F. Voorhees, Hancock County coroner, said. Findlay Man Killed In Action Staff Sergt. Car was killed in actio 19, according to adjutant general Findlay. He was and had been overseas 1 L. Warner, 26, n in France June word from the Mrs. Warner of in the infantry since April. the former Juliet wived by his par- Besides his wife Sorenson, he is sui ents, Mr. and Mrs near here, and a the army stationed George Warner, brother, Nile, in in California. graduated from ol in 1935. Prior rvice he was em Buckeye Traction Sergt. Warner Findlay high scho to entering the se ployed by the Ditcher Co. here. Findlay Pastor Named Hospital Agent The Rev. A. E. Grant, 50, of Find lay, O., has been named purchasing agent of Flower Hospital to suc ceed Samurl Eikenberry, who recent ly resigned, Dr. A. G. Schatzman, superintendent, announced. Mr. Grant last night announced his resignation as pastor of Howard Methodist Church in Findlay. He will take up his new duties Aug. 16. Mr. Grant will be in charg4 of the entire personnel of the hospital, in cluding the permanent staff of decorators, electricians, custodians and others, it was announced. He will retain his ministerial relation to the Ohio Conference and will preach occasionally, it was said. Findlay Products To Be Listed The established industries com mittee of the Findlay Chamber of Commerce will publish a directory of items manufactured in Findlay, showing wartime and peacetime products and items planned to be manufactured after the war, it was announced recently. Findlay Man’s Death Told In Letter One year after her son, Lieut. Buck A. Taylor, was killed in action with the 37th Division at Munda, Mrs. D. M. Clements, Findlay, O., received a letter from a chaplain who had been with Lieutenant Tay lor when he was killed. The chap lain personally had buried him in a foxhole, the letter said. Lieutenant Taylor’s body later was transferred to a cemetery. Highway Cop Resigns Patrolman W. B. Day, of the Findlay barracks, state highway patrol, has resigned to take a position at the Buckeye Traction Ditcher Co. at Findlay. Lieut. S. D. Augenstein announced. Patrolman Martin J. Mayhew has been trans ferred from the Perrysburg post to fill the vacancy. Missing Soldier Is Held Prisoner Staff Sergt. Melvin R. Inbody, an engineer-gunner on a B-24 Liberator, is a German prisoner, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Inbody, near Findlay have been notified. His par ents learned July 10 that he was missing in action over Austria June 28. A report received several days later stating their son was safe proved to be erroneous. A message yesterday from the adjutant general said that word was received through the International Red Cross that Sergeant Inbody is a prisoner. Radio Operator Is Wounded Staff Sergt. Kenneth E. Keller, radio operator on a B-24 Liberator, received shrapnel wounds in the right arm in action over Italy July 15, his wife, Mrs. LeVaun Keller, Pandora, and his mother, Mrs. Flor ence Keller, Findlay, learned Yester day. He has been overseas four months having served on 25 combat missions. Findlay Soldier Is Wounded Pvt. Dale R. Riker, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Riker, was wounded slightly in action in France July 6, his parents were informed. Private Riker, who is in the in fantry, had been overseas since May. Mrs. Riker said last night she had received an unconfirmed report that her son would be returned to this country for hospitalization. HARDIN COUNTY Veterans Seek Gov ernment Hospital United Spanish War Veterans organizations of northwestern Ohio are urging their government repres entatives and the U. S. Army Sur geon General to encourage construc tion of a government hospital in northwestern Ohio for sick and wounded servicemen. A resolution to this effect has been drawn and passed by USWV groups in this section. It calls attention to the present need for such an in stitution, and states that the need will be more grave as time passes. Soldier Dies Of Wounds One Hardin-co boy is reported dead from wounds received in action and three others are reported wounded in action in France. They are: Pfc. Kenneth Bowers, 33, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bow’ers, Dunkirk, who died of wounds July 3 in France Pvt. Wayne Martin, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Martin, Sr., west of Kenton, wounded about July 16 Pvt. Byron A. Elliott, son of Mrs. Chrys tal Elliott, Mt. Victory, wounded and Pvt. Gerald Hogue, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hogue, Kenton, wounded about July 20. Pfc. Bowers died July 3, the day he was reported wounded in action in France. Pfc. Bowers was with the glider airbourne troops and was in the invasion in France of D-day. The last letter received was written the day before his death. Soldier Wounded In Cherbourg Battle Pfc. Kenneth L. Conner, was re ported wounded in Fran.ce June 25. In a letter to his sister, Mrs. Gwen dolyn Dorn of Kenton, he said he had received a slight leg wound in action at Cherbourg. O. N. U. Plans Recrea tion Program For War Vets A program for the recreation of returning war veterans including corrective work for those needing it, under the department of physical education of Ohio Northern univer sity, is announced by Pres. Robert O. McClure. The university already is receiv ing inquiries from veterans intend ing to take advantage of the ed ucation offered by the federal gov ernment. The program has been prepared by Prof. Clyde A. Lamb, director of physical education, who has return ed after a year’s leave which was spent teaching a service unit at State Agricultural college, Corvallis, Oregon. The department is preparing, thru education courses, to meet the short age of public school teachers of phy sical education. A program of intra-mural sports among campus organizations will be stressed during the coming year. Girl Cyclist Injured Miss Agnes LaRue, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph LaRue, near Ada, is in Lima Memorial Hospital with a fractured left arm, suffered when a truck driven by William Bowers, Lima, struck her bicycle as she was en route to work. German Shell Wounds Kenton Soldier Corp. T. Ernest Lhamon, Kenton, was wounded through the neck dur ing fighting for Cherbourg, France, he wrote his father, Vernon Lhamon of this city. A German shell pen etrated his windpipe and a frag ment still is in his shoulder, he said. Nine days after the wound was received he was removed in a cabin plane to an English hospital and at the time he wrote, July 20, was able to eat semi-solid foods. Sportsman’s Horse Wins Speedy Sale Holmes Lingo, Mt. Victory auction eer and sportsman, didn’t have to employ his famous auctioneer chant to effect a recent sale. Driving his trotter, Lingo Direct, in the 2:24 class trot at the Rich wood Fair, the horse won the race with a best-time mark of 2:11%. After thus ringing the bell, Lingo drove Lingo Direct directly off the track and into the arms of a new owner. The horse was sold imme diately after the race. Soldier Wounded In Mediterranean Area Pfc. Calvin J. Messenger of Dunkirk of the U. S. Army was wounded in action in the Mediterran ean area according to a telegram received by his wife from the War Department. Married 61 Years Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Strahni ob served their 61st wedding anniver sary with open house at their home at Ada. Prior to moving to Ada last September Mr. and Mrs. Strahm lived on their farm near Ada where they cleared the ground to build their first home using a tree stump for one of the corner stones. PUTNAM COUNTY OPA Revamps Put nam Gas Rationing Plans of the Office of Price Ad ministration to revise its method of rationing gasoline in the Putnam county area after Aug. 15 have been altered. While no previous announcement had been made by OPA authorities, it was learned they planned to have all gasoline applications submitted to the local gasoline panel reviewed by the Toledo office and have the ration coupons mailed to motorists rieaimy, nappy Husky Chicks— THURSDAY, AUGUST 10,1944 from that office. However, this proposal has been dropped and any change in present methods of rationing gasoline has been postponed for at least three months, an official source disclosed. B-24 Navigator Miss ing In Action Charles Henlein, 26, of Vaughns ville, civil engineering graduate of Ohio Northern University in 1940, is reported missing in action since July 7. He was a navigator of a B-24 Liberator and had completed 13 missions in the European theatre before his ship failed to return. Mis mother is Mrs. Frank Hen lein, Vaughnsville. Before entering the service he was employed by the Standard Oil Co. of Ohio in Cleveland. Former Soldier Drowned Richard Sheppard, 24, of Lima, drowned in a stone quarry near Ottawa. An employee of the Ohio Steel Co. at Lima, he held a medi cal discharge from the navy. Leipsic Soldier Hurt In Burma Battle Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Aerni, Leip sic, received a telegram from the (Continued on page 7) i LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE HAULING Every Load Insured STAGER BROS. Bluffton, Ohio 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 Heduttiaa/ 1IAHY EXERCISER WAS 5.65 2.69 Maple finish. Ha* washable seat and tray. Bluffton Implement & Harness Co. Firestone Dealers THE A. C. & Y. RAILROAD NEEDS BRAKEMEN BOILERMAKERS MACHINISTS CAR REPAIRMEN SECTIONMEN TELEGRAPH OPERATORS BRIDGE AND BUILDING CARPENTERS Must meet WMC requirements. These are full wartime jobs and good possibilities for postwar work. Liberal railroad retirement and unemployment benefits. Call at the nearest A. C. & Y. station and the agent will give you complete information. The Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Co. 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 CoUect BRANCH OF FOSTORIA ANIMAL PRODUCTS, INC.