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ALLEN COUNTY Allen County Rural Schools To Open September 5 With only six vacancies remaining on the staffs of two systems, the Al len county rural schools are complet ing plans for the opening of the 1944-45 term September 5. The teachers will go to the schools Labor Day, Sept. 4, but the boys and girls will not begin classes until the foilowing day. Vote Registration Light If early registrations are an indi cation, few of Lima’s estimated 10, 000 new residents will cast their bal lots at the November election, elec tion board officials predicted. Delphos Farm Fires Suffer $15,000 Loss Approximately $15,1)00 damage was suffered in two fires which de stroyed farm equipment, livestock and grain and damaged other build ings at the Mrs. Casper Knebel and C. A. Carlo farms, northwest of Delphos. Both fires was caused by lightning. At the Knebel farm, the tenant, Leander Knebel, was away from home. All machinery burned. At the Cesspool Cleaning Work promptly and thoroly done. Prices reasonable. Call Bluffton phone 171-W. J. E. WIESS Bluffton, Route 2 LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE HAULING Every Load Insured STAGER BROS. Bluffton. Ohio Amstutz Cannery Operates every week from Tuesday to Friday until further notice 1944 F0R MISS AMERICA NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES Carlo farm, the tenant, Ira Jackson, saved all of the livestock. Loss in the Knebel fire was estimated at more than $10,000. Seek Longer Terms For Lima Officials A 15-member committee reported it will submit a proposed new city charter to City Council preparatory to its submission to voters in No vember. Chairman Vernon C. Hossellman said the major proposed changes in clude lengthening of the two-year terms of elective officials, higher salaries for the officials and coun cilmen, and a decrease of the num ber of wards from six to four. Suggested elimination of the non partisan municipal elections was not acted upon, he said. Choose Lima Girl Scout Executive Miss Irene Kirchner, New Bright on, Pa., was appointed as executive secretary of the Lima Girl Scout Council to succeed Miss Ruth Ward, who resigned because of ill health. Miss Kirchner directed the Lima Girl Scout camp near Findlay this summer. Cow Sets Milk Record A registered Holstein-Friesian cow in the dairy herd owned by S. S. Smith, Lima, has recently completed a 365-day production record of 764 pounds of butterfat and 20,133 pounds of milk, The Holstein-Fries ian Association of America an announces. This is more than four the production of the cow’ in the average Lima Marine Killed In Action Pvt. Robert E. Kiser, 20, a ma rine, has been killed in action in a foreign theater of w’ar, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Kiser, of Lima, were notified. Allen County Must Provide Jobs For 37,600 Workers Jobs will have to be provided for at least 36,000 men and women of Allen county in 1946 and for 37,600 workers in 1950 if serious unemploy ment is to be avoided, according to a joint report of the War Production Board and the Census Bureau. w 24’* tj the present she isn’t plan ning much. She’s making do with what she has. She’s coaxing along a cranky washing machine, camouflaging the worn living room sofa with bright chintz slip covers. Frying this morning’s bacon in the old dented frying pan, because you can’t buy copper skillets these days. No, her plans for the present aren’t much, but she’s longing for the time when she can really shop for what she needs, and you can be sure her first concern will be a new range, refrigerator, and the many other automatic gas appliances that will be the last word in convenience, economy and beauty. The present with a future, war bonds. WEST OHIO GAS COMPANY This estimate does not take into consideration the return of all coun ty residents in the armed forces. While it is believed 1946 may be the first postwar year, it is probable that many local men will be in the Army and Navy. The estimate is based on normal population growth, recent population shifts, and changes in the outlook of various age, sex, and employee groups. HANCOCK COUNTY Ends Life On Second Attempt After failing in attempt to hang himself, Samuel R. Huntington, 47, killed himself with a revolver bullet at his home near Findlay, Deputy Sheriff O. A. Cooper reported. Deputy Cooper said he was told Mr. Huntington was W’orried over the war and a fire which destroyed a barn on a farm he purchased re cently. Findlay Appeals For Bus Repairs Reporting a continual break down of city passenger buses is causing a serious transportation problem at Findlay, Mayor C. H. Duttweiler and civic organizations have joined the Findlay Transit, Inc., in appealing to the regional ODT office in Toledo for adequate replacement equipment to meet bus transportation demands, it was learned recently. Findlay’s transportation system literally hobbled along on one cyl inder recently, and Mayor Duttweiler said many wrar workers have been late for work. Many returned home to get their owm cars and picked up workers along the way. Postmaster W. T. Ault, in a let ter to Washington, said the post office schedule is being disrupted. The bus company has a contract to haul the letter carriers. Rush On For Soldier Ballots A. G. Woodford, clerk of the Han cock County Board of Elections, said that soldiers* ballots are being mailed at the rate of 75 a day. Vote Polio Care In Hancock County The Hancock County Chapter of the National Foundation for Infan tile Paralysis took steps to provide immediate funds for the hospitaliza tion of any infantile paralysis cases w’hich may develop in Findlay. Joy Yates, president of the chap ter said that 18 nurses are being in structed in the hot pack method of the Kenny treatment for polio. Findlay has had tw’o polio cases within a w’eek. Mrs. Frances Bach ar, 37, died of the disease, and Rich ard Weitz, 19, is undergoing treat ment in Toledo. 903 Blood Donors Give To Plasma Unit The second visit of the American Red Cross blood donor unit to Find lay ended with a total of 903 pints of blood donated. This total is 25 pints more than w’as donated during the first visit in Findlay in June. The unit will pay a third visit to Findlay Nov. 6, F. L. Kinley, gen eral chairman, said. Field Day Planned For Hybrid Growers Plans for a field day to be con ducted Friday were discussed by members of the Hancock county hy brid corn growers association on their demonstration plot on the Han cock county home farm wrest of Findlay. The field day w’ill be held on the county farm home w’here the various plots will be labeled. Besides a tour of the plots, there will be soybean and clover tests and a discussion meeting in the hall of the county home. The program w’ill begin with the tour of the plots at 7 p. m. There will be a speaker from Ohio State university. Award Soldier’s Medal To Findlay Man Lieut. Lemuel McManness, Find lay, has been awarded the Soldier’s Medal for “heroism at great risk of life at an allied airfield in Italy,” it was announced at a 15th Air Force base. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. McManness, Lieut. McManness, an assistant squadron engineering officer, was cited for rushing to the rcene of a burning heavy bomber loaded with nearly three tons of bombs. “When all attempts to extinguish the fire had failed”, read the cita tion accompanying the award, “Lieu ctenant McManness, realizing the im minent danger of explosion, entered a B-24 bomber parked directly in THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO II I I I II I I I I I----- ^ENGLAND Cherbourg FRANCE SPAIN 7////7m* Lieut. McManness e in December, 1942, an seas a year later. Triangle Trap Over Naziland Munich HARDIN COUNTY Awarded DSC For Leap On Grenade Pfc. Jesse T. Horner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lew’is Horner of Kenton, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his feat in throw ing his body upon a Jap grenade that had been tossed into the pillbox where he and his camrades were re sisting the enemy in Bougainville. He smothered the explosion, sav ing the lives of his comrades, but he suffered severe leg and foot wounds, a 37th Division communication re ported. State Paid .844,123 By Crow Estate The estate of the late Appellate Judge Phil M. Crow’, paid $43,500 and $623.50 in interest to Clerk of Courts William P. Woods, in satis faction of a judgment pronounced by Common Pleas Judge Arthur D. Tu dor for alleged fraudulent expense statements presented to the state auditor by Mr. Crow’ while he served 30 years on the Third District Court of Appeals at Lima. Judge Tudor ordered $6,000 paid to Attorney Carlos A. Faulkner, the taxpayer who brought suit against the estate $6,000 to Roy Warren Roof, Kenton attorney who assisted Faulkner in submitting the case and the remaining $32,123.50 to the state auditor as reimbursement for the expense monies declared drawm illegally by Judge Crow until he died in 1939. Faulkner contended Judge Crow’ collected expenses for travel from Kenton to Lima although he main tained a residence in Lima. Feed Elevator Burns Struck by lightning, a two-and-a half story grain elevator in Ridge way burned to the ground. Loss was estimated to amount to several thous and dollars. The elevator, owned by Everett Brugler, w’as well stocked with grains in addition to housing several pieces of farm machinery. This w’as the second time in less than a year that a grain elevator owrned by Brug ler has been destroyed by fire. In October, 1943, fire swept a similar structure. Dunkirk Man Killed In Action John L. Appleton, 24, of Dunkirk, w’as killed in action in France July 26, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Weak ley Appleton, were informed by the War Department. He was inducted in October, 1942, and had been over seas six months. His w’ife and two children are living with her parents in Michigan. Great Lakes Naval Trainee Killed Paul L. Shark, 22, son of Mr. and AUSTRIA nJ/L/ CORSICA? cr*, rri SARDINIA/ Naples Mediterranean /W Sea SICILY Germany and her trapped under an that spread destruc safe from air attar make the runs betv England and Russia can be guessed at I burns enough fuel shows Fortresses and front of the blazing with complete disregar safety, taxied it aw later the burning airc sending fragments of an area of 500 yards “By his prompt, cc heroic action, a vital and other highly imj tional equipment were LITH ’RUSSli Berlin VCZECHO. HUNGARY 7 A ROMANIA YUGOSLAVIA BULGARIA satellites, comprising European Naziland, are aerial triangle of Allied shuttle-bombing runs ion over far-flung areas the Nazis once thought ■k. Thousands of bombers and fighter planes veen Italy and England Italy and Russia and The amount of 100-octane gas they consume ay the fact that in one hour, a Flying Fortress o last the average car owner six months. Photo fighters, on night mission over Germany, leaving vapor trails. rplane and or personal Seconds exploded, ageous and ■avy bomber tant opera ted.” ered service arrived over Mrs. Elmer Shark, Kenton, was killed while on duty at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Illinois. Details of the accident, reported to have occurred on an aircraft car rier used for training, w’ere not learned. Shark entered training in Novem ber, 1943, and has been stationed at Great Lakes since that time. His widow’, the former Bernice Daum of Kenton, has resided with him at the naval base. Use Of State’s Surplus Urged By Stewart Speaking at the 31st annual Ada farmers and merchants’ picnic, Jas. G. Stew’art, Republican nominee for Governor, advocated the spending of the state’s $90,000,000 surplus for schools, highway construction and rehabilitation of war veterans. Frank J. Lausche, the Democratic nominee, did not reach Ada in time to address the picnic crowd, but he spoke briefly at a field where a rodeo was being held. Girl Struck By Stray Bullet Boys w’ho were shooting at a squirrel w’ere blamed for the wound ing of six-year-old Marcella Neff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Neff, as she played in a garage at the Neff home at Ada. A ricochet ing bullet struck her forehead, split and cut a “V” in the flesh, Deputy Sheriff Ray Comstock said. She was treated in Lima Memorial Hospital. Cite Four Hardin Men For Bravery The bronze star, issued for gal lantry in action, has been awarded to four Hardin County soldiers who fought with Ohio’s 37th Division in New Georgia and Bougainville Is lands. Staff Sergt. Tullus R. Castor, Sergt. George Paul, Pfc. Harold E. LaWarre, all of Kenton, and Tech. Sergt. Miles A. Kahler of Dola re ceived the award for their feats on Bougainville. Ada Restaurant In New Hands Edw’ard Ruther, of Findlay, and Edwin Bates, of Detroit, have pur chased the Midw’ay restaurant from William Reinhardt, owner for the last four years. Ada Command Pilot Home After 2 Years Col. Theodore Q. Graff, command pilot of the 15th Army Air Force, is visiting his family at Ada on a 30 day leave after spending more than two years on duty in the African, Middle Eastern and European wrar theaters. Colonel Graff personally led 43 missions and received a Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal w’ith three clusters. Sergeant Says Fishing Good In France Sergt. Jack Schutte apparently is catching more fish in France than Germans. He W’rote his mother, Mrs. Harold Schutte of Kenton, that he and some buddies w’ent fishing in a French stream recently and caught 123 fish. That night his entire company dined on fish. Farm Thieves Active Sheriff Randall Clark reported the theft of 75 to 100 chickens from the D. D. Follmer farm, and a watch, some field glasses and some coins from the Asa Boedicker farm home, both near Kenton. PUTNAM COUNTY Set Pioneer Day For September 2 Arrangements are being completed for a gala program at Kalida Satur day, Sept. 2, w’hen the annual Pioneer Day observance will be held. Highlights of the program start ing at 2 ,p. m. in the rear of the town hall will be addresses by Mayor James Garfield Stewart of Cincin nati, Republican candidate for gov ernor, and William G. Pickrel, Dem ocratic candidate for United States senator. To Start Youth Can teen In Ottawa Plans for purchasing the Masonic Temple building on E. Main street in Ottawa from a Defiance financial institution for the establishment of a youth canteen were revealed by officials of the Kiwanis club who are sponsoring the project. Twenty citizens have subscribed a total of $6,000 which will be used to purchase and renovate the build ing, it was learned. The building is being purchased for $5,000 and the other $1,000 will be used to repair the roof, heating system and interior of the building. Rodeo Benefit To Be Held In Ottawa Designed to raise further funds with which to benefit returning men and women who have served in the military forces of World War II, a gala rodeo will be presented Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Putnam county fair grounds in Ottawa under the aus pices of the Ottawa Services for Servicemen’s committee. Leipsic Exchange Buys Belmore Unit The Community Telephone com pany received permission from the public utilities commission of Ohio, to purchase the property and busi ness of the Belmore Telephone com pany, owned by R. T. Means. The Belmore exchange consists of 12 subscribers at present, bringing the total of subscribers for the Com munity Telephone company to 1115. Italian Campaign Vet eran Returns Sergt Lewis E. Brickman, a vet eran of the Italian campaign, is on furlough after 21 months overseas. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Brickman, of McComb. Armorsville Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore and family are spending several days with friends and relatives in De troit. Mrs. Joe Hilty and son of Colum bus are spending several days at the H. O. Hilty home. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Owens and son THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1944 Tommy of Lima are spending sever al days at the Owens home. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Moore and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Beagle and family spent the week end at the W. I. Moore home. Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Hilty, Mrs. Joe Hilty and son, Mrs. Hattie Turn er, Earl Turner spent Sunday even ing with Mrs. Mabel Hilty and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hilty and family. Mrs. Donald Morgan and daugh ters of Middletown, Mrs. Catherine Augsburger and daughters of Frank lin called Monday at the Owens home. Mrs. Elizabeth Hosafros, Mrs. Homer Arras and Joe and Joann were Sunday dinner and super guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hosafros. Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCafferty and Margaret Guider called Sunday afternoon on Mrs. Bertha Shelly. Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Montgomery and family and Mrs. Virginia Em mans w’ere Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Bell and fam ily of near Columbus Grove. Mr. and Mrs. George Stultz and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Montgomery. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hathaway and daughter Mrs. Russell Hathaway spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Montgomery and family. Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Moore called on Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler Sun day evening. Any insecticides on gardners’ or farmers’ shelves should be placed in tight containers and plainly labeled poison. 45 ACRE FARM This small farm is lo cated 4 miles from Bluff ton in a good farm section. It has 27 acres of good til lable soil and 18 acres of well cleared woods. Fences are fair, barn has good roof but siding should be re paired. There is a nice seven room house, five rooms and bath down and two up. Good condition. Here is a good buy for some one working in Bluffton or Lima. BURGESS REECE REALTOR 201 LIMA AVE., FINDLAY PHONE 2246 Metal and Roof Asphalt Paint Green, Red and Black Spouting and Roof Repairing There’s a big difference in chick feeds and it pays to insist on starter mash of known quality. Asbestos Sheets 4 by 8 ft. for siding and roofing. J. A. Leatherman Beaverdam, Ohio (First door east of Post Office) 't tv Make sure your chicks get in proper balance the vitamins, proteins and minerals they require by ask ing for 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.