Slayer Of Five At
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
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
Sign Up Nearly 17,000
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
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
If you have plenty of grain
you can cut your costs by
fattening your hogs on
Glidden or Hubbard Hog
The Bluffton Milling Co.
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 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
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
Indict Two Lima Hos
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
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
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
Two Inmates Escape
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
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
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
IN STOCK—READY FOR
Clipper Fanning Mills
Little Giant Red Head
Corn & Grain Elevators
Celina All-metal Champion
Celina All-metal Stock
Rubber Tractor Tires
Genuine Mobiloil Tractor
Oil & Grease
Genuine I-H-C Repairs
C. F. NISWANDER
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Philippines-Key fo Pacific Finale
Java Sea pK
guilty to charges invoIving viola
tions of OPA rent ceilings in Toledo
federal court before udge Frank
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.
Findlay Visited By
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
Cunningham went to Scotland and
trained with the United States
Rangers, remaining with them thru
the campaign of Africa, Sicily, Italy
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
Cunningham expressed admiration
for Gen. Omar Bradley whom he
declared “a fine man, a great mili
Criticize Pilot In
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
Register 70 At Find
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
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
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.
such as oil,
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.
Richard Purdy, Findlay, has been
awarded a scholarship at Reinhart
School of Dramatics in New York
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
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.
Wounded Kenton Men
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
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.
Second Truck Rolls
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
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
Receive Soldier Ballots
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.
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 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
C. A. Biery, Editor.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this
23rd day of Seirtember, 1941.
Helen I. Diller,
THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 1944
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.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Dally, Mrs.
Corda Oerhli visited recently with
Miss Ciarabell Owens and Mrs. Sarah
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Slusser and
family of Lima spent Sunday evening
with Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Moser and
S/Sgt. and Mrs. Robert Matter spent
the week end at the Chas. Montgom
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
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
y Light Truck
if Paisenger Car
V Light Tractor
A Complete'Line of
THE FAMOUS TURNER
including C. C. C„ SMUDGE, and SPRAYZUM
also complete poultry service.
Now in stock at—
Cherry Street Phone 182-W Bluffton, Ohio
Having decided to quit farming I will sell at public
auction at my home, 1/2 m^e out Riley Street, Bluffton,
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.
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
BUCKEYE REDUCTION COMPANY, Findlay, Ohio
Phone MAIN 475 Collect
BRANCH OF FOSTORIA ANIMAL PRODUCTS. INC.
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