Tank Depot Supt. In
Edison W. Ellis, general superin
tendent and plant engineer of the
Lima Tank Depot, has been named
assistant state highway director and
chief engineer. The position pays
County Gets Huge
Allen county’s share of the near
15 billion dollars worth of defense
and war contracts let in O’Zo be
tween June 1, 1940, and October 1,
1944, amounted to $308,851,000, the
War Production Board announced.
The national total was 205 billion
Lima Meat Co. Gets
150 Choice Cattle
Sale of 150 young, choice heifers
by T. R. Schoonover to the Lima
Packing Co. for a top price of 25,
000 was announced by officials of the
Under the provisions of the sale,
the cattle must be butchered in
Lima and distributed thru the Lima
area. Government restrictions per
mit the company to butcher only 50
head of cattle each week and this
top-grade purchase will fill the Lima
Packing Co.’s allotment for the next
three weeks, officials said.
Schoonover purchased the cattle
John Deere 8 ft. wheat binder in A-l condition
Superior 12/ hole fertilizer grain drill cultipacker Mc
Cormick-DeCring rotary hoe single row cultivator drag
harrow 2 John Deere 12 inch breaking plows 7 tooth
cultivator McCormick-Deering potato planter with ferti
lizer attachment John Deere potato digger good as new
3 section spring tooth harrow McCormick-Deering 6 ft.
mower with tractor hitch buzz saw mounted on Dodge
car rubber tire wagon beet plow for John Deere tractor
lime spreader attachment for New Idea spreader barrel
spray 500 size hard coal brooder stove set breeching
harness fly nets 4 horse collars sizes 19-23 post hole
auger two 150 It), weights for Graham Bradley tractor
hog scaffolds double shovel plow electric power McCor
mick-Deering cream separator, good as new 2 gal. lard
press meat grinder and many other articles too numerous
HAY & STRAW
6 tons good mixed baled hay 3 toTTR hay 300
bales dry wheat straw.
HOUSEHOLD GOODS—Dining table, chairs, rockers,
NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES
from a western rancher and has
kept them on his farm near Elida.
According to one Packing Co. offi
cial, the cattle will average 1,000
pounds “on the hoof” and 600 pounds
200 Army Men To
Work In Plants
Some 200 furloughed soldiers will
start working at the Ohio Steel
Foundry Co., in Lima, officials of
the company said recently, and will
be there for 90 days.
Under the agreement with the
Army, the men will work for the
three-month period, and then be re
placed by an equal number of new
furloughed soldiers to work a simi
lar period. The program probably
will be discontinued, a company
spokesman said, if the war should
end within the next three months.
The move- came, it was believed,
as a means of alleviating the critical
shortage of labor in this area, and
recognition by the United States gov
ernment that the Lima district is in
need of additional war workers.
Makes First Visit In
Carl Snyder, former butcher at
Delphos, who has been bedfast in a
Lima hospital since he fell in Lima
seven years ago, went Visiting for
the first time since his accident. He
was removed in an ambulance to the
W. S. Diller home in Lima, where
more than 50 residents of Delphos
called on him. He suffers from pa
The undersigned will sell at public sale at his home
located Vi rnile east of Mt. Blanchard or *4 mile east of
the intersection of Routes 103 and 37,
Thursday, February 15th
Beginning at 1 P. M.
The following property:
14 CATTLE—Guernsey cow 3 yrs. old, will be fresh
last of this month Black cow 8 yrs. old will be fresh in
March Jersey cow pasture bred, fresh soon Guernsey
cow 6 yrs. old, to be fresh in April Guernsey cow 3 yrs.
old to be fresh in June Holstein cow 9 yrs. old to be fresh
in September Jersey cow 9 yrs. old to be fresh in Septem
ber Guernsey heifer 2 yrs. old giving milk Guernsey bull
16 months old roan heifer, 16 months old blue roan
heifer 16 months old 3 purebred Angus bull calves, one old
enough for service, 2 are 8 months old.
Emanuel Leichty, Owner
Thrapp & Warrent Aucts. Clerks—C. B. Fahl
& Floyd Tippin
46-REfi. POLLED IIEREFORDS -16
KIDRON AUCTION SALES BARN
Wednesday, February 14
AT 1:00 i’. jyi.
This is the Harry W. Theiss Herd anj eofrwku. of some of the
most popular breeding obtainable, but he hatojheen forced to sell
them. They are young, nicely grown, just lair flesh. The
breeding, they have it by inheritance. Due to lacKof time these
cattle will not be catalogued. They have all been vaccinated for
Bang’s, either as heifers or cows.
The herd consists of the herd bull, “Domino Pride,” 7 of his
sons ranging in age from. 6 to 12 mo., 8 head of cows with calves by
their side, 12 head of cows, bred to this great bull, and 10 head of
This will be the Best Bred Herd of Hereford Cattle ever sold
through our Sales Barn.
The cattle will be at The Kidron Auction Farm after
Sam Marting, Washington C. H., Ohio, will make the announce
ments on pedigrees.
“Ohio’s Most Sanitary Sales Barn”
THE KIDRON AUCTION
S. C. Sprunger, Owner & Manager
Kidron, Ohio Phone 37
County Junior High
The annual Allen county junior
high school basketbail tournament
will be held at Perry township
school February 8 and 14 with the
finals slated for Shawnee high school
on February 24, it was announced
by tournament officials.
Nine teams will take part in the
event and they are Spencerville,
Elida, Harrod, Perry, Bath, Beaver
dam, Gomer, Shawnee and Lafayette.
Because of the fuel shortage the
games will be played in the after
noon with the starting time set at
2 p. m.
Find Lima Fire Wit
ness In Toledo
Gayle Owens, assistant state fire
mashal who has been investigating
the fire that destroyed the Milner
Hotel and two other business build
ings at Lima four weeks ago, said
an important witness has been locat
ed in Toledo and that he will ques
tion the witness there.
Owens said the witness was re
ported to have been seen in the hotel
10 minutes before the fire was dis
Allen County Schools
Have Sufficient Coal
Schools of Allen County have
enough coal in their bins to tide
them over the present fuel emer
gency, a survey disclosed recently.
Coal dealers expressed belief schools
can be supplied unless a freight
embargo is extended.
Jamaicans Call Ohio
With the temperature lower than
they ever felt before—some 40 to
80 degrees lower—75 Jamaicans
brought to Findlay by the War
Manpower commission to help rem
edy a labor shortage were an un
happy lot recently.
“This is bitter bitter! I wish
I was home”, muttered one lad in
broad British accent as he stood in
the snow on a street corner waiting
for a bus to take him to their trailer
camp near the Cooper Corp.’s tire
plant where they are working.
He wore sport shoes, tropical
slacks, an overcoat, muffler wrapped
around his neck and over his head,
and a straw hat perched on top.
Passersby smiled as they observed
the straw and the shivering man un
Snow? He hadn’t seen any until
he arrived in New Jersey recently.
Findlay Fighter Pilot
Killed In Action
Word has been received of the
death in action of First Lieutenant
John L. Carter, a native of Findlay,
who was a fighter pilot. He was a
son of Mr. and Mrs. George M.
The officer who was 24 years old
was killed in action over Germany.
He was a pilot of a P-47 Thunder
Rawson Soldier, Father
Of Two, Missing
Pvt. John R. Merritt, Rawson,
father of two children, has been
missing in action in France since
Jan. 12, the War Dept, has noti
fied his wife, Catherine, and mother,
Mrs. Anna Merritt.
Private Merritt enlisted in Toledo
October 15, 1941.
Has Good Neighbors
Adam Greiser’s neighbors just
aren’t casual. After his home
burned at Jenera, 41 of them vzent
to his farm, hauled debris to an
abandoned stone quarry and cleared
the premises of litter.
Hancock Dog Holds
Many Flying Hours
King, the five-year-old 'German po
lice dog belonging to O. C. Koons, of
Findlay, is only one of the 5,317
licensed dogs in Hancock county but
probably not one of them has had
a more eventful life.
King, whose sire is Strong Heart,
came from California. He has had
many flying hours, flying from coast
to coast and border to border. How
he happens to be in Hancock county
is not difficult to understand.
His first master was a master
sergeant in the army air force sta
tioned at Patterson Field. A few
days after Pearl Harbor, the ser
geant who was leaving gave King
to Mr. Koon’s son, then at Patterson
When Mr. Koon applied for King’s
license recently, he told County Audi
tor Charles E. Simpson that King’s
former master left three years ago
with three officers and 157 other
men and that the last he had heard
BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
•l AM FILING MY INCOME TAX RETURN EARLY-lTS
ONLY 4 O’CLOCK AND I HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHTl"
only five survive. He said he did
not know whether the sergeant is one
of them or not.
Kenton GI Feigns
Death For 12 Hours
Pfc. Richard W. Stewart, 20, of
Kenton, was free to tell of his near
capture by Germans after feigning
death for 12 hours in front of a
Nazi position near Nancy, France.
He was wounded as he leaped from
a foxhole to make a dawn attack on
the German position. “He recovered
at a hospital in England and is un
dergoing a rehabilitation training
program before returning to duty”,
his commanding officer announced.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed
win Stewart, Kenton.
Plane Offered By Pilot
Edward Nelson, Kenton aviation
enthusiast, offered his services and
his plane for use in Hardin County
The plane will be available to drop
medical supplies and to remove crit
ically ill persons to local hospitals
when transportation is crippled by
Child Hurt Coasting
Karrol Hepner, 10, son of C. L.
Hepner of Dunkirk, suffered a frac
tured arm and severe bruises when
he rode his sled beneath a moving
Ada Air Officer Home
After 68 Missions
First Lieutenant Robert A. Dick
meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Dickmeyer, arrived in Ada recently
after completing 68 missions as a
fighter pilot of a P-51 Mustang from
an English base.
Lt. Dickmeyer (Bob) served for
a while as flight leader of the
Fourth Fighter group with the Eight
Air Force. Bob’s toughest assign
ment came over Normandy after D
Day when his, the Eagle squadron,
made several trips daily in support
of the ground troops. The Eagle
squadron is the first to be officially
credited with the destruction of 300
Bob, just 22, has earned the Dis
tinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal
and four Oak Leaf Clusters.
Lt. Dickmeyer participated in the
first shuttle-bombing of Germany.
His squadron gave Berlin a pasting
and flew on to Russia, returning to
England by way of Italy. On one
strafing expedition, Lt. Dickmeyer’s
plane was filled with splinters as he
had ‘set off’ a box car in an am
munition train. The explosion raised
his altitude considerably.
Bob, home on a 21-day leave, will
report to Miami Beach, Florida, for
Hardin Bailiff Is Sole
Survivor Of Direct Hit
Paul Rizor of Mt. Victory, Hardin
county court bailiff, is enrolled at
Ohio Northern university as a pre
law student. He is a veteran of
five North African battles, is sole
survivor of an anti-aircraft gun crew
of 15 men upon whom a Nazi bomber
made a direct hit in North Africa,
after the crew had shot down 73
Axis planes. General Patton cited
the cYew for extraordinary service
in the line of duty. Rizor’s father
lost a leg in the first World War.
To Ordain Robert
Binkley At Ada
Robert G. Binkley, son of Dr. and
Mrs. W. E. Binkley, Ada, will be or
dained in the ministry in St. Mark’s
Lutheran church at Ada next Sun
day by Dr. George W. Miley, Colum
bus, president of the Synod of Ohio,
with Dr. Nathan R. Melhorn, Phila
delphia, delivering the ordination
The last contribution of the Ada
congregation to the ministry, was
made 48 years ago when Dr. Mel
horn was ordained
Ottawa Youth Center
Official opening of the Ottawa
Youth Center was held on the even
ing of February 7. Every youth and
adult of the community was invited
to the open session and program in
the newly furnished rooms in the
former Ottawa Masonic building.
Cars Crash in Snow
A Mt. Cory rural mail carrier and
a Pandora vicinity farmer were
slightly injured when their cars
collided head-on in the driving snow
three miles east of Pandora on the
Bliss A. Reiter, Mt. Cory, find
ing the Hancock-Putnam county line
impassable and had just turned off
on R-12 going north on the Walthers
road to deliver mail to the Rollie
Wehrly home, when his car collided
with a southbound car driven by
C. C. Wehrly. Both men reported
blinding snow prevented clear vision.
Both men were bruised and shaken
up by the force of the impact which
caved in the fronts of both machines.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Matter and dau
ghter, Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Lugin
buhl and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Mo
ser spent Sunday evening with Mr.
and Mrs. Roily Moser and sons.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Dailey spent
Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Donavin Gratz is spending
two weeks with her husband at Pen
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schaublin and
daughter Rachel were Saturday even
ing supper guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Russell Schaublin and family. Their
son Ray returned home after spend
ing the past month with his grand
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Matter and
daughter Kaye and son Jimmy spent
Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Marquart and son Melvin.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Gratz were
Thursday evening supper guests at
the Otto Amstutz home.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Badertscher
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Zim
merman and daughters were Sunday
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Consisting of 40 bred sows
and gilts, 3 spring boars,
10 fall boars, 15 fall gilts.
Entire offering is treated with
serum and virus against cholera.
At 11:00 A. M. Will jell Wallis
tractor and 3 bo(tita.114 inch John
Deere plow F-12 t^aAbr with cul
tivator good teaiiHBf well-mated
sorrels and braas-tyimmed breech-
held in a hog
A. F. Hawkins farm
four miles of Deshler,
one mile north and two miles west
of Hoytville on State Route 18.
Terms: Cash Lunch on grounds
Hog Sale starts at 1:00 P. M.
BEN AMSTUTZ & SONS
A. F. HAWKINS
A. A. BALMER & SON
Franks, Minshall and Willford
Clerk: F. O. Brown
Badertscher. Afternoon callers were
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Frantz and
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Matter and dau
ghter Carolyn, Russell Schaublin and
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schaublin and
daughter Rachel called Sunday after
noon on Mr. and Mrs. Wolford Gratz
and daughter Sharon Kaye.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Grant and sons,
Mrs. Kenneth Luginbuhl, and Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Courtney and family of
Lima were Sunday dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Luginbuhl.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Goegli and Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Maidlow and dau
ghter Eileen spent Sunday afternoon
with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz.
Evening callers were Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Burkholder who has been in
poor health for the last several
months, passed away at his home on
Sunday morning. Funeral services
w’ere held for him Tuesday afternoon
at the Ebenezer church.
Buy War Bonds for Victory!
The undersigned will sell at public auction af his home located
4 miles north and 2 miles east from Ada, Ohio,
of Rawson, Ohio, on
Friday, February 9, 1945
Sale will start at 12 Noon, Sharp.
The following will be offered:
HORSES—Saddle horse, 7 year-old-mare, spotted (white and
sorrel), gentle pony, 44-year-old mare (Shetland and hackney),
black, a real pet .broke to harness and riding,
15 CATTLE—15 registered and high grade Jersey milk cows,
T. B. and Bangs tested, Jan. 1945. (Herd ranking high in D. H. I.
A. testing association). REGISTERED COWS AS FOLLOWS: Vol
unteer Champion Karen, 6 yrs. old, freshen Mjirch 6 Revolution
Lindy Lou, 8 yrs. old, now milking Observer Pansy Gold, 4 yrs. old,
to freshen April 5 You’ll Do Nice Daisy, 3 yrs. aid, to freshen Feb.
14 Raleigh Noble Hannah, 11 yrs. old, to freshen March 19 Pioneer
Volunteer Betsy, 2 yrs. old, fresh last Nov. 17i Registered heifer
calf out of Pioneer Volunteer Betsy. GRADE JERSEYS: Dolly, 7
yrs. old, now milking Lady, 9 yrs. old, fresh by day of sale Red,
10 yrs. old, to freshen Feb. 14 heifer to freshen March 15. JERSEY
GUERNSEY: Guernsey, 7 yrs. old now milking Ruby, 3 yrs. old, to
freshen by day of sale heifer, to freshen March JL REGISTERED
JERSEY BULL, Designer Raleigh Duke—out of Royal Designer and
Raleigh Golden Sue Princess, dropped Nov. 3, 19|2, purchased from
Crates & Greiser herd. The above cows are all bred by this herd sire.
20 HOGS—Registered Big Type Poland Chinas: 4 sows, farrow
in March, third and fourth litters (outstanding quality) 2 gilts, far
row in March (can be registered if desired) young boar (can be reg
istered if desired) 13 shoats, good quality.
15 SHEEP—14 head Shropshire ewes, three to six yrs. old, to
lamb the first of April 1 registered Shrop ram, three yrs. old, se
lected from the Hancock County Flock and Fleecf Association quali
fied rams, good quality.
CHICKENS—50 Leghorn laying pullets.
W. C. Allis Chalmers on rubber, 1941 model, excellent condition
Allis Chalmers 5 foot combine Allis Chalmers tractor mount culti
vators Allis Chalmers 7 ft. mower with power take-off John Deere
8 ft. disc harrow, 18" blades, heavy duty, like new John Deere 999
corn planter, tractor hitch operates from tractor seat, or horse hitch
McCormick-Deering side delivery rake McCormlck-Deering 12-hole
grain drill McCormick-Deering rotary hoe McCormick-Deering corn
binder with bundle carrier Case Centenial 14 in. tractor plow, 2 bot
tom with extra beam and bottom to make it a 3 bottom plow culti
packer, 3 section flexible drag harrow spring tooth harrow walking
plow New Idea tractor manure spreader No. 12, large rubber tires
(like new) New Idea corn picker, rubber tires (late model) 2 rub
ber tired wagons with deep grain beds, well built beds (both wagons
similar and real buys) metal corn elevator mounted on trailer, 12
ft. length Tower master buck rake for Allis Chalmers tractor buzz
saw, mounts on Allis Chalmer tractor Cross corn shelter with grain
thrower Wontgomery Ward grain buster hammer mill 75 ft. 6-in.
endless belt 30 ft. 4-in. rubber belt.
MILKING MACHINE—DeLaval magnetic 2 single unit, electric
motor driven includes motor and pipeline (like new) other milking
equipment 8 Louden stanchions and stalls, new never used 6 new
barn windows ready to install.
MISCELLANEOUS—10 Smidley farrowing hog houses, 6’/i' by
good condition metal hog feeder electric 500 size Hudson chick
brooder kerosene 300 chick size chick brooder, both in good condi
tion electric laying house time clock (new, never used) 3 sets metal
hen nests set of fence stretchers set of double work harness new
saddle and bridle for riding horse electric fence charger 1-horse
gasoline engine tank heater graple hay fork tarpaulin 16' by 12'
forks shovels, and other tools other articles too numerous to men
tion. Also a few household articles.
GRAIN—10 acres standing corn.
Terms of Sale—Cash.
Thrapp & Warren, Auctioneers
THURSDAY, FEB. 8, 1945
Postwar buyers of household equip
ment were warned at Ohio State uni
versity’s Farmers’ Week to examine
the goods offered for sale and to con
sider how the equipment is to be ser
viced if it should require repair.
Some manufacturers of war material
may convert rapidly into the manu
facture of civilian goods and then
close shop when the supply of goods
begin to catch up with demands.
Most common errors which veterans
are expected to make in buying farms
are selection of too small units, choice
of large acreages of low priced but
unproductive land, and underestimat
ing the amount of capital needed to
purchase and equip a farm.
LOCAL AND LONG
J. Harvey Gallant, Owner
IT PAYS TO BUY THE BEST
OUR BRAND FEEDS
15# HOG BALANCER $2.90
PIG STARTER $2.90
P^ HUBBARD sUNSHIHE^^y
The Bluffton Milling Co.
HUT PRICES MEAN CUT QUALITY
DEAD STOCK REMOVED
BUCKEYE REDUCTION COMPANY, Findlay, Ohio
Phone MAIN 475 Collect
BRANCH OF FOSTORIA ANIMAL PRODUCTS. INC.
7’/j miles south
Russell Ream, Clerk
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