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ALLEN COUNTY Slayer Of Five At Lima Hospital A 30-day observation period for Vincent Nash, 50, of Crooksville, confessed slayer of his wife and four children began recently when he ar rived at the Lima State Hospital for Criminal Insane. Nash was brought to Lima after a sanity hearing before a special grand jury in Perry county, Dr. R. E. Bushong, hospital superintendent reported. Nash had signed a five-page con fession admitting the killings while the victims slept, the Perry county sheriff reported. According to the confession, all five were killed with blows from an ax. Allot School Fund Decision of the Lima Board of Education to divide newly received state funds equally among 260 school emplves was announced by the board president, E. C. Jansen. Each teach er and each maintenance employe NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES will receive a bonus of $20 a montF for the current school year amount ing to $180 each. Sentence Lima Man Lawrence LeValley, Lima, was sentenced at Marysville, Ohio, by Judge R. L. Cameron to from one to three years in Ohio Penitentiary for violating his probation on a non-support charge. Sign Up Nearly 17,000 Voters With registration of Lima electors near the 17,000 mark, Allen County Board of Election officials urged in eligible voters to visit the board of fices in the courthouse and qualify themselves for casting ballots in No vember. There are about 39,000 persons in Allen county of voting age, it was pointed out, but those residing out side the Lima city limits need not register. However, figures reveal that there are about two voters in the city to one in the county outside Hl If you have plenty of grain you can cut your costs by fattening your hogs on Glidden or Hubbard Hog Concentrates. The Bluffton Milling Co. Bottlenecks that didn’t happen When the full story of gas and what it is doing to help the war can be told, you can be sure it will be a dramatic one. This we can say—each and everytime, when and where the gas industry has been called upon to “whip” a tough production problem quickly and accurately it has come through with flying colors! Thus eliminating the possibility of “bottlenecks.” Bottlenecks in the home were also eliminated. Your gas re frigerator for example with no moving parts to wear out and re place your automatic gas range with its features of economy and speed and dependability your automatic gas hot water heater that supplies an abundance of hot water 24 hours a day by merely turning the faucet. All these have been doing a marvelous job on the home front by faithfully giv ing the housewife the service that made it possible for “bottlenecks not to happen.” WEST OHIO GAS CO. To date some 2,000 ballots have 'I? been sent out by the board to mem bers of the armed services, and it is expected that a larger number will be dispatched before the dead line. Indict Two Lima Hos pital Inmates Two Lima State Hospital inmates were indicted by the Allen County grand jury on three charges arising from a three-day reign of terror last July and two Lima residents were indicted on charges of aiding them. The inmates are Louis Martine, 26, of Youngstown, and Samuel Bonecutter, 18, of Columbus, both accused of assaulting Mrs. Minnie Cramer with intent to rob when they invaded her home near Delphos shortly after fleeing from the asy lum July 3. They also are accused of robbing Adam Backus and kid napping his son, Albert, when the pair went to the Cramer home while the two were there. Clarence Coffman and James Coff man, father and son, were indicted on charges of harboring and con cealing the fugitives but Dorothy Coffman, wife of James, who had been held on similar charges, was not indicted. Mail Out 15,000 “A” Gas Ration Books More than 15,000 of the new gas oline ration “A” books were in the mails, it was announced by W. F. Watts, chief clerk of the Allen County War and Price and Ration ing Board. Watts said they expected to mail out a total of 20,000 and applica tions still were coming in but the number was daily diminishing. Vol unteer crews had been working nights in order that car owners could have their new books by Sep tember 22, when the new stamps be come effective. Two Inmates Escape Lima Hospital Two Lima state hospital inmates, taking advantage of two new em ployes’ unfamiliarity with the in stitution were sought after they had effected their escape. The pair, John F. Mullen, 24, of Cleveland, and James B. Morgan, 28. Harlantown, Ky., were under consideration for release from the hospital, Dr. R. E. Bushong, super intendent reported. The men escaped by walking thru the administration building after they had informed a telephone oper ator that they had the permission of a physician to go to the institu tion bowling alley. Lima Marine Wounded Fatally On Guam Marine Pfc. Leonard F. Mason, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hillery Mason of Lima, died July 23 of wounds received in action on Guam, his parents were notified. Private Masin, who also fought at Bougainville, was reported buried at sea, a former employe of the Sup perior Coach Corp, at Lima, he had been overseas 18 months. His wife, Donna, and a son, Larry, live in Van Wert. Lima Hotel Owner Is Fined $7,500 By Court Henry A. Mack, owner of the Waldo hotel at Lima, was fined $7, 500 and costs when he pleaded FARM EQUIPMENT IN STOCK—READY FOR DELIVERY—NO WAITING McCormick-Deering Pickup Hay Bailers McCormick-Deering Potato Diggers Clipper Fanning Mills Little Giant Red Head Corn & Grain Elevators Celina All-metal Champion Hog Feeders Celina All-metal Stock Tanks McCormick-Deering Binder Twine Fairbanks-Morse Platform Scales Fairbanks-Morse Hammer Mills Rubber Tractor Tires McCormick-Deering Milk Cooler Genuine Mobiloil Tractor Oil & Grease Genuine I-H-C Repairs C. F. NISWANDER McCormick-Deering Dealer THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO Chunqkinqi Mandalay Philippines-Key fo Pacific Finale HAINAN THAI LAND s/ .W jF ... BORNEO-/ JAVA Java Sea pK guilty to charges invoIving viola tions of OPA rent ceilings in Toledo federal court before udge Frank Kloeb. The court also sentem?ed Mack to one year in federal puis on but sus pended the term upon payment of the fine and costs. The suit, brought by federal OPA enforcement agents, wa s the result of an investigation coiiducted last February, according to Harold G. Bogart, director of the Toledo dis trict of the OPA. The court found overc harges total ed $7,940.53 of which .V ack had re funded $3,271.50 to tenants. HANCOCK COUNTY Findlay Visited By War Correspondent Christy Cunningham, United Press war correspondent, who has been in Hollywood, Calif., as technical ad viser and playing the role of him self in Ernie Pyle’s “Here Is Your War”, stopped in Findlay recently for a brief visit at his home there. He was enroute to New York where he will leave by plane for London to resume his war correspondence. He said he expected to be on the Western Front by the end of this week. Cunningham went to Scotland and trained with the United States Rangers, remaining with them thru the campaign of Africa, Sicily, Italy and Anzio. He recalled one scrape with death. In storming ashore in Sicily he was advancing with a friend when heavy machine gun and mortar fire cut loose. The two hit the shore should er to shoulder. “That was a close one, wasn’t it?” Cunningham said to his friend. There was no response. His friend was dead. Cunningham expressed admiration for Gen. Omar Bradley whom he declared “a fine man, a great mili tary leader”. Criticize Pilot In Findlay Crash Criticism of Sergt. Edward Hot tensmith, Findlay Civilian Air Pa trol member who was injured critically when a plane which he was piloting crashed near Rawson, was voiced by CAA inspectors in a report of the accident. Clarence Dyer, a passenger in the plane, also was injured critically. The report, as issued by Ray Vaughn, of the Vaughn Flying School, stated that the plane’s engine was in operation when the ship crashed, that Hottensmith was div ing towards the farm home of his parents prior to the accident, and that Hottensmith had been grounded several times for low and dangerous flying. Register 70 At Find lay College Seventy students were registered at Findlay College, opening day of the new term. The number was well in excess of last year’s enrollment. Findlay Sailor Is Missing Robert S. Frye, 24, a motor ma chinist’s mate, second class, is miss ing at sea, his wife, Lucille, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Frye, were notified. He was a member of the crew of a minesweeper that was reported as lost in the hurri Tokyo JAPAN KOREA FORMOSA LUZON Mon‘°3*».islands INDOCHINA igon & A [MALAYA TIMOR Recapture of the Philippine Islands is the keynote in Japan’s sym phony of sorrow which is following her attack on the United States. As map above shows, it would enable Allied navies to throw a block ade between Japan and (1) the rich resources of her conquered island empire and (2) hundreds of thousands of Jap troops on those islands. From air bases in Philippines, supplementing those in China and on Pacific islands, Japan itself would get unmerciful blasting by heavy bombers, including B-29 Superfortresses. Bomb run to Tokyo is duck soup for B-29’s. Carrying about 8000 gallons of high octane gas—a lot more than the tank truck pictured below —-they have a four-figure flight range. BONIN blockade Naval Allied SAIPAN MARIANAS-Tiniam .ROTO Qguam IS. .. PHILIPPINE 1400 Miles Pacific Ocean YAP Recapture of the Philippines would deprive MINDANAO DovaoPALAUA® Jap war industries of row materials, such as oil, rubber, cotton, hemp, from Philippines and BIAK CERA NEW GUINEA Dutch East Indies I cane recently in the Atlantic. Petty Officer Frye has a son, Robert, Jr., a brother, Seaman James H. Frye, and a sister, Petty Officer Geraldine Frye, both of the navy, are home on furloughs. Scholarship Awarded Richard Purdy, Findlay, has been awarded a scholarship at Reinhart School of Dramatics in New York City. Medical Meeting To Be Held At Findlay One of Ohio’s oldest medical or ganizations, the Northwestern Ohio Medical Society, founded at Lima in 1869, will hold its 100th meeting at Findlay October 3, beginning at 10:30 a. m. All physicians of north western Ohio are invited. Conservation Chief To Head Ohio Pythians For the first time since 1908, a Findlay man was installed as grand chancelor at the convention of the Grand Lodge of Knights of Pythias, Grand Domain of Ohio, which open ed Sunday in Springfield. The honor was conferred on How ard Langstaff, district conservation officer, who now is grand vice chan cellor. HARDIN COUNTY Plan Victory Holiday Hardin County schools will close for a day, if announcement of Ger many’s capitulation is made during the school week, it was announced by County Superintendent Frank C. Ransdell. Wounded Kenton Men Rejoin Units War Department telegrams ad vised the parents that Corp. Earnest Lhamon, seriously wounded in the neck, and Pvt. Gerald E. Hogue, who suffered a leg wound, were back in action with their units. Lhamon is with an infantry division and Hogue is serving with a paratroop outfit, both in France. Learn Romanian Pris oner To Return “Am pleased to inform you that your son, Staff Sgt. George A. Der ringer has been returned to military control and is en route to the United States by ship. He is expected to arrive about Sept. 28. He will be given opportunity to communicate with you upon arrival, and will ke granted a furlough at an early date.” This was the telegram received by Mr. and Mrs. Ora Derringer of Ada, from the war department. Sgt. Der ringer has been a prisoner of war of the Romanian government since April 16, and was released when Romania quit the war. PUTNAM COUNTY Second Truck Rolls Through Window Looking up from a sale to see a truck rolling into his store is be coming commonplace for Frank Kahle, manager of the Huber Gro cery at Ottawa. A northbound Baltimore & Ohio passenger train struck the rear of a tractor-tarailer assembly owned by Lecrone-Benedict Ways, Inc., of Co lumbus and driven by Don Neal, 24, ex-marine of Columbus, and sent the trailer crashing into the Huber store. Last March 30 a Community Prod ucts Co. truck of Ottawa was hurled into the same window when it be came stalled in the path of a north bound B. & O. freight train. Damage to the truck and store was estimated at about $1,500. Neal escaped injury. Receive Soldier Ballots In Putnam Ballots have begun to arrive back at the headquarters of the Putnam county board of elections from men and women in military and other war services all over the world, it was learned from Clerk Leo M. Moening. The board has mailed 600 absent voters’ ballots to men and women from Putnam county who are serv ing in military or other war serv ices, the clerk reported. Some of the ballots were requested directly by the men and women while some were obtained for them by relatives. These ballots will remain sealed until Nov. 7, the day of the general election, when they will be placed in the ballot boxes in the proper pre cincts of the county. NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT The State of Ohio. Allen County, ss. Estate of Peter Matter, Deceased. Sarah Matter, 131 N. Spring St.. Bluffton, Ohio, and Earl L. Matter. R. R. No. 2, Bluff ton. Ohio, have been appointed and quali fied as Executors of estate of Peter Matter, late of Allen County, Ohio, deceased. Dated this 20th day of September. 1944. RAYMOND P. SMITH, 25 Probate Judge. STATEMENT Statement of the ownership, management, editorship, etc., of The Bluffton News, pub lished at Bluffton, Ohio, required by Act of August 24. 1912: Publisher—The Bluffton News Publishing & Printing Company. Bluffton. Ohio. Editor—C. A. Biery, Bluffton, O. Managing Editor—C. A. Biery, Bluffton, O. Business Manager B. F. Biery, Bluffton, O. Owners—B. F. Biery, C. A. Biery, Fred Getties. R. L. Triplett. Etta Biery, Leona Getties, all of Bluffton. O. Bondholders, mortagees and other security holders, none. C. A. Biery, Editor. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 23rd day of Seirtember, 1941. Helen I. Diller, Notary Public. THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 1944 Armorsville Tommy and Pttay Zerantie spent last Thursday with their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Moser and family. Miss Roseann Hilty S 1/c returned to Norfolk, Va. Air Base, Sunday evening after spending several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Hilty. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Dally, Mrs. Corda Oerhli visited recently with Miss Ciarabell Owens and Mrs. Sarah Oates. Mr. and Mrs. Morris Slusser and family of Lima spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Moser and family. S/Sgt. and Mrs. Robert Matter spent the week end at the Chas. Montgom ery home. Those that took Sunday dinner with Miss Clarabel Owens and Mrs. Sarah Oates and son were Mrs. Daisy Piefer, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Gallant, son Rog er and daughter Mary Jane, Mrs. Ma bel Hilty, Mrs. Clara Murray, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Owens and son Tommy and Jimmy Badertscher. Miss Marjorie Niswander of Bluff ton, Miss Lillie Ann Landis of Woost er spent Saturday night and Sunday with Miss Roseann Hilty. Mr. and Mrs. Harry’ Moore and fam ily called Sunday afternoon at the Ollie Nonnamaker home. Mrs. Eunice Zerantie and children, Mrs. Edith Fox and son spent Wed nesday at the Ervin Moser home. Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Moore and Ray mond Tuttle were Garey visitors, Sun day. Willys y Light Truck if Paisenger Car V Light Tractor Power Plant A Complete'Line of THE FAMOUS TURNER POULTRY PRODUCTS including C. C. C„ SMUDGE, and SPRAYZUM also complete poultry service. Now in stock at— JORG HATCHERY Cherry Street Phone 182-W Bluffton, Ohio Public Sale Having decided to quit farming I will sell at public auction at my home, 1/2 m^e out Riley Street, Bluffton, Ohio, on Friday, September 29 at 1:00 P. M. LIVESTOCK—HERD OF 28 DAIRY CATTLE— Chubby, 5 yr. old Holstein due to freshen Oct. 16 Susie, 7 yr. old Holstein to freshen by day of sale Sally, 3 yr. old Holstein was fresh July 17 Bess, 6 yr. old Brindle with calf by side Topsy, 2 yr. old Holstein was fresh Aug. 1 Betty, 2 yr. old Holstein was fresh August 10 Red, 8 yr. old Guernsey, due October 31 Blackie, 5 yr. old Holstein Jersey, bred June 7 Brownie, 5 yr. old Brown Swiss, bred June 23 Polly, 7 yr. old Holstein, bred August 3 Daisy, 3 yr. old Guernsey, bred June 18 Speck, 9 yr. old Roan, bred June 26 Brindle, 8 yr. old brindle bred July 8 Peggy, 3 yr. old Guernsey was fresh July 26 Goldie, 5 yr. old Guernsey bred August 21 Dolly, 2 yr. old Guernsey, bred July 27 Pet’and Molly, year old Guernsey heifers Dick, 9 months old Holstein bulk All of the above cattle are T. B. and Bangs tested. All cows giving a good flow of milk. All other information gladly given day of sale. Also nine head of Holstein and Brown Swiss heifers from one to six months old. THREE LAMBS. POULTRY—3 Leghorn pullets 3 geese and a gander. FARM MACHINERY—1943 Ford Ferguson Tractor on rubber, 2 bottom 12" tractor plow’, cultivator, manure fork, buckrake, tractor jack, John Deere corn planter with bean and fertilizer attachments. All above machinery for use on FORD tractor. Rubber tired wagon with 24" grain bed, McCormick Deering corn binder, six foot tractor disc, McCormick Deering 5 ft. mower, three section spring tooth, 6 ft. cultipacker, hay tedder, six good 10 gallon milk cans, pail and strainers, good Farm Master oil-burning tank heater, small tools, 20 gal. oil, log chains, lawn mower, many other miscellaneous items. GRAIN, HAY and STRAW—250 bushels oats in bin 15 acres shock corn 10 acres Richland soy beans in field 11 acres Manchu soy beans in field Alfalfa hay in mow 40 bales wheat straw’. HOUSEHOLD GOODS—Collapsible baby buggy, like new Pre-war baby jumper swing with standard Child’s swings and trapeze 9X12 foot rug combination desk and bookcase 2 rockers other miscellaneous items. Terms of sale—CASH. No goods to be removed until settlement is made. RAYMOND ROSEBOOM, Owner Thrapp and Warren, Auctioneers NOTICE: In case of rain sale will be held under cover. DEAD STOCK REMOVED WITHOUT PAY BUCKEYE REDUCTION COMPANY, Findlay, Ohio Phone MAIN 475 Collect BRANCH OF FOSTORIA ANIMAL PRODUCTS. INC.