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[email protected] SIX
Trusty Escapes
From Hospital
Charles Adams, 39, Lima State
hospital trusty, walked away
from the grounds of the institution,
Dr. R. E. Bushong, superintendent
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.
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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-
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
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
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
Killed In Air Crash
Srrt Fraiik
R. Mann Jr., 23,
nephe Dr. A. E. Mann and
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
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
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
Findlay Soldier Is
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.
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
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
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,
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
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.
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
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—
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
Former Soldier
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
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Every Load Insured
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
WAS 5.65
finish. Ha*
seat and
Bluffton Implement
& Harness Co.
Firestone Dealers
THE A. C. & Y.
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.
Phone MAIN 475 CoUect

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