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ALLEN COUNTY Name 3 To Highway Jobs In Lima Division Max Stringfellow, state highway engineer for the Lima division, named Robert Shick, 39, Bowling Green, as assistant divisional engin eer, and J. B. Walsh, Lima, chief bookkeeper. Shick has been with the State Highway Department since 1934. Walsh has been at the Lima Locomotive Works for several years. Stringfellow also appointed Harry Clark, Paulding, as superintendent of maintenance. Clark is a former manager of the Milwaukee (Ameri can Association) baseball team. Youth Escapes As Two Trains Demolish Car Two Nickel Plate trains demolish ed his automobile but Andrew B. Jones, 17, of Lima, escaped injury. After the automobile struck a standing freight train near his home, the youth left th? vehicle just before a fast freight struck it, hurling it 200 feet. Held In Hospital 19 Years, Claim Frank Ward, 63, who is awaiting grand jury action which will deter mine whether he is to be tried for a murder committed 22 years ago, said he was held at Lima State Hos pital for Criminal .Insane 19 years after his discharge had been recom mended by physicians. Ward was sent to the Lima hos pital in 1923 for the murder of his 45 HOGS: 45 head of feeding shoats. YES, Sill! NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES brother-in-law, Frank Schreiber, with whom he lived in Cleveland. He was not indicted. The psychiatrists found he still was afflicted with a mental disorder resulting from a skull fracture suffered in 1920. Ward, a native of Darke County, related he was recommended for re lease in 1928, 1928, 1930, 1933 and again last month, but that a sister never came for him. So he was re leased to county authorities. Plan 250 More Houses For Lima Construction of 250 temporary family-sized houses for war workers was included in an emergency $84, 000,000 housing program approved by the house appropriations commit tee in Washington. The temporary units for Lima are needed to house workers to be re cruited from outside the city to work in war plants within the com munity. Sentence Lima Men Robert Meyers and Paul Knerr, both of Lima and Robert Gogan of Monroe Mich., were sentenced to prison terms of six months each by Federal Judge Frank K. Klieb. They pleaded guilty to illegally wearing uniforms. Soft Water Returns Lima residents drank and washed with relatively soft water for the first time since the city’s water sup ply was exhausted early in January. Thaws and rains have filled stor age reservoirs to a point where it was considered safe to turn water Public Sale The undersigned will sell at public auction at his home located 5 miles east of Bluffton or 3^ miles west of Jenera on route 103 on Thursday, March 8th Starting at 1:00 P. M. The following property: 2 HORSES: Matched team of roan mares, 9 & 12 years old, good workers. 25 SHEEP: 25 head of ewes, some with lambs by side. FARM MACHINERY: Fordson tractor in good condi tion 2 bottom 12 in. tractor plow tandem disc McCormick Deering rotary hoe rubber tire wagon with grain bed McCormick-Deering manure spreader John Deere corn Planter with fertilizer attachment McCormick-Deering corn binder McCormick-Deering mowing machine Roder ick Lean tractor disc 9 ft. Dunham cultipacker 9 ft. Massey Harris side delivery rake hay loader hay tedder seed cleaner wooden beam harrow iron harrow land roller spring tooth harrow mud boat wheat binder Oliver walking plow Gale riding plow 5 shovel plow Letz No. 9 feed grinder set work harness 2 wheel trailer with stock rack electric 500 chick brooder stove and^bWr articles too numerous to mention. Terms—Cash Harry Gehrisch, Owner Thrapp & W arren— Auctioneers Loren Rauchf—Clerk One spoonful of Banner Starter Mash is enough to last a chick several days, but that first feed is im portant. Make sure chicks are getting all the proteins, vitamins and minerals they need for rapid growth and sound development right from the start by making that first spoonful Our Banner Starter Mash also stop heavy losses from Bloody Coccidiosis and Immune and Protect your chicks. There is no flushing no spraying of the litter. Just feed our Banner Starter Mash and forget your fear of heavy Bloody Coccidi osis losses. Price $3.70 Cwt. The Bluffton Milling Co. f------------ from the reservoir into city mains. Water had been drawn from spring fed quarries and deep wells, much to the discomfort of all who tried to get soap to lather. Night Spots Comply With National Curfew Night clubs and entertainment spots of Lima and Allen County closed almost on the stroke of mid night and police said there were no known violators of the MC curfew order. Lima Red Cross Aide Liberated From Japs Miss Catherine Nau, JJma Red Cross field worker who served in Manila, Bataan and Corregidor un til they fell to the Japanese in 1942, was freed Feb. 23 from Los Banos prison. HANCOCK COUNTY Findlay Plant Is De stroyed By Fire Fire destroyed the processing plant of the Buckeye Traction Ditcher Co. at Findlay with a loss estimated at $50,000. Fire Chief Raymond De Hays said the structure has been used for wrapping and waterproofing parts of bulldozers for shipment overseas. The fire apparently started from a vat which was used for heating a waterproofing solution, the fire chief said. The fire will not affect other oper ations at the plant, it was under stood. Clear Findlay Pilot Of Low Flying Charge Eddie Hottensmith, Findlay pilot, has been cleared of a charge of fly ing at a height of under 500 feet before the plane he was piloting crashed near Findlay last Sept. 18. John H. Woodworth, examiner for the Civil Aeronautics Authority, who conducted a hearing in Toledo Feb. 1, recommended that the complaint be dismissed. Hottensmith and a passenger, Clarence Dyer, both were severly injured when the plan crashed dur ing an emergency landing. Dyer and several witnesses testified the crash occurred as a result of motor failure. War Vet Observes 102nd Birthday, John Hart, who once had to con vince the Bureau of Pensions that he did not die of disease in an army hospital, observed his 102nd birth day anniversary recently at his home in Findlay. Mr. Hart, who is believed to be Ohio’s oldest living Civil War vet eran, recalled that he was refused a life insurance policy 50 years ago because he was considered a poor risk. He attributes his long life to a diet consisting chiefly of vegetables and goats’ milk. He has two grand sons serving in World War II. Former Bluffton Man Is Officer Richard Bixel, of Findlay, former ly of Bluffton has been named secre tary-treasurer of the newly organized Hancock County Farm Implement Dealers association. HARDIN COUNTY Celebrate 61 Years Of Married Life Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Glock cele brated their 61st wedding annivers ary at their home in Kenton. Lions Sponsor Crutch Pool At Arlington The Arlington Lion’s club is spon soring a crutch pool, to be used for emergency purposes. Anyone who has a good crutch of any size, to donate for this worthy cause, may leave it at the Dally funeral home, some time during the first two weeks in March. After that time the Lion’s club will purchase extra crutches, that may be necessary to complete a full line of crutches for any one needing them in a case of emergency. The club hopes to have the project in operation by April 1. The use of the crutches will be offered free, for emergency purposes. Will Fete New High way Director At Ada Perry T. Ford, new state high way director, is to be honored at a reception and dinner March 20 at Ada. Sponsoring organizations are the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs, Ohio Northern University Faculty Club and the Ohio Society of Professional THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO OUR DEMOCRACY---- Down through the ages men have fought and died TO PROTECT THEIR HOMES MEN AND WOMEN HAVE WORKED CONG AND HARD TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR FAMILIES TO GIVE THEM LOVING CARE WITH FOOD, CLOTHES MEDICAL ATTENTION, EDUCATION,THE SECURITY OF LIFE INSURANCE, RECREATION AND ALL THAT GOES TO MAKE A HOME. Engineers. Ford was graduated from Ohio Northern in 1912. Plan Semi-Pro Quint Tourney At Ada The Ada Rotary Club is sponsor ing a semi-professional basketball tournament to be held in the gym at Ohio Northern University March 22, 23 and 24. Tournament drawings will be made March 15 and will be limited to the first 16 teams to enter. Cash awards will go to the winner and runnerup and a trophy to the win ner. A consolation cash prize also is offered. Promote Ada Man For Lieutenant Colonel Lt. Col. Elzay is a veteran of the anti-submarine campaign by army bombers based in North Africa dur ing the critical early days of the war, when he served as a squadron executive officer. Flies Lead Plane On 60 Missions Staff Sgt. Earl Hefner, of Ada, engineer-gunner on an A-20 Havoc, recently was home after completing 40 missions from an Italian base. Sgt. Hefner flew the lead ship and in the same capacity on all 60 of the missions. The pilot of the ship missed the same record by one mis sion—the last for Sergeant Hefner. The ship was forced down several times but was not crippled badly enough at any time to prevent keep ing the crew intact. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hefner of west of Ada, Sgt. Hefner has earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and four Oak Leaf clusters. French Boy Asks Word Of Ada Flier He Aided A French boy who aided in hiding and caring for Staff Sgt. Everett Ludwig, Ada, after' he bailed out of a Flying Fortress, wrote a letter of inquiry concerning the sergeant. The letter, addressed to an English base, was forwarded to Sergeant Ludwig’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Lud wig, at Ada. The French boy wrote that Ser geant Ludwig had been wounded and cared for in his home. He asked about the wounds and related that the day after the Germans took him prisoner, they returned for the fath er and son. The youth said he escaped. PUTNAM COUNTY Date Red Cross Auc tion At Kalida Eva Dowding, chairman of the Red Cross drive in the Kalida com munity, announces a benefit program to be sponsored by the parochial and public school of that village and the Leatherwood grange. The program will be given in the school auditor ium Friday night. Plans for a public auction for the benefit of the Red Cross are FOR ALL THIS OUR FOREFATHERS HAVE FOUGHT BEFORE -AND FOR ALL THIS WE FIGHT AGAIN TODAY. W. O. Elzay, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Elzay, of Ada, has been ad vanced from major to lieutenant col onel with the army air forces, ac cording to word received from Wash ington. -by Mat THE FAMILY UNIT /S THE OPERATIONS BASE OF AMERICAN LIFE. also announced. The auction will take place at the town hall at Kalida on the evening of arch 16 and will start at 7:30 o’clock. Ralph Geckle will serve as the auctioneer. Name New Heads At Putnam Home Appointment of Mr. and Mrs. Had sel Bundy, of near Leipsic, to the posts of superintendent and matron of the Putnam county home was an nounced by the bbard of county com missioners. Mr. and Mrs. Bundy will assume their duties March 15, succeeding Mr. and Mrs. John Boegli who re cently resigned. There are 24 residents at the home, 19 men and five women. Ottawa May Get Sewer System Possibility that Ottawa can ob tain new sanitary and storm sewers together with a disposal plant before the end of the war was revealed. An engineering firm which made a complete survey of Ottawa’s sewer age needs three years ago, have in formed municipal officials materials may be available in the near* future for such a project. The engineering firm representa tives in a recent conference with Ot tawa officials informed them such projects as the one proposed for Ot tawa are being made possible by the release of materials which have been needed in the construction of war plants and other vital projects. State Insurance Plan In Putnam Announcement of a new regulation governing national life insurance for veterans of World War II was made by officials of the soldiers relief office at Ottawa. Under this regulation veterans may reinstate their insurance on the five year level plan by passing a physical examination and paying two months premium with interest. Ap plications for reinstatement are available at the soldiers’ relief office at the court house in Ottawa. Married 60 Years The sixtieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Laibe was ob served recently with a family dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Laibe are prominent citizens of the Gilboa community and congratulations were extended by many friends. Both are in fair health. Killed In Action Pfc. Harold A. Waren has been killed in action in the Southwest Pacific, the war department has in formed his mother, Mrs. Flossie N. Warren, of Leipsic. NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT THE STATE OF OHI Allen County, Estate of Jere Robert H. Ra«ini?er, tiieceiAed. of Pandc lualified a been appointed ’and the estate of Jeremia County. Ohio, _____ Dated this 26th daj Ft 48 LOCAL DISTAN Eve Jnio, has cutor of of Allen MWND P. SMITH, Probata Judsre ONG AULING Insured Loa BROS. STAGER Rluffton, Ohio Pleasant View Mr. and Mrs. Myron Reichenbach spent Sunday with Howard Ellis at Battle Creek, Michigan. Mrs. Howard Frantz and little son were moved from the Bluffton hospit al to their home, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Oren Doty and fam ily spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Habegger and Mrs. Robert Poe and little son. Mrs. Emma Carr of Mt. Vernon and Miss Mary Jane Carr of Dayton spent the week end in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Carr and dau ghters. Mrs. Virginia Wilson spent Friday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson and family of Findlay. Mrs. Robert McVey is visiting in START RIGHT “Better Luck” HEALTHY HATCHED rilfrifC PRODUCTION BRED ulllUnd There's no doubt about it for all the vital profit factors both meat and eggs. Remembd with outstanding egg vigor, bd develop fast into bigger, bej chicks, you can dependjyHtrar We now have sortie S. C. Super A A Grade, started Deluxe White Rocks, Ba day old and started. Special on all Brooders— Jil or Electric. The following p: 13 CATTLE—( fresh in May Guen years old, each with old 3 steers: 2 one months old 2 Shor cattle Bang tested. CHICKENS— to hatchery. F-12 tractor wi road rims Model A both tractors recen‘ tractor plow, cultr tractor disc McCon mick-Deering 8 ft. McCormick 5 ft. mo fertilizer attachmen Deere-Van Brunt fei her tire McCormick Deering all steel dui hitch. Keystone hay 1 row spike tooth ha ders and grain bed ft. bed all steel ho. pump jack with nn scales 2 tires 20 4 hog coop 6X12 ft. GRAIN & FEED mow straw stack 3‘. bushels corn 70 busl soy beans. MISCELLANEO1 DeLaval No. 12 crei copper kettle laundry range South Bend size several pieces our to mention. THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1945 the home of Rev. and Mrs. A. E. Mc Vey and family of Elyria. Mrs. Arietta Rickly and Alva Rick ly and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Rickly of West Liberty spent Saturday with Prof, and Mrs. O. D. Rickly and fam ily of Columbus. Irvin Fisher underwent an appendi citis operation at the Bluffton Com munity hospital one day last w'eek. The Ladies Harmony circle will meet in the home of Mrs. L. M. Wyn koop, this Thursday afternoon. The topic for the program is “The Chris tian Home.” Named After Trader Dubuque, Iowa, was named in honor of Julien Dubuque, a French Canadian trader who got permission from the Indians to dig for lead there. with Quality Bred Chicks! Raise more to maturity! Bouse more first class pullets! Gathec more eggs! .chicks backeLX^cars of “selective breeding” are yourJ^Stassurance of bigger profits from r, selec^Fbreeding not only develops breeders It abrtrstrains that live better, feather early and l^type market birds. For consistently better Selective Breeding: Program. Large type White Leghorn Deluxe and chicks from Feb. 22nd and 26th hatch, red Rocks, and New Hampshire Reds, Amstutr Hatcheries JLUFFTON Publi As we are leaving the farm, we will sell at public auc tion at our residence^1/’ miles north of Bluffton on the Hancock-Putnam comity line or 3 miles west and 1 o mile south of Mt. Cory, klown as the Hi Hews farm FRIDAY MARCH 9th beginning at 12:30 P. M., sharp ic.: lin Reno J. Zarina S Thrapp & W arren, Au ale iperty: liernsey-Shorthorn cow 6 years old. key heifer 3 years old black heifer 3 [calf by side 2 heifers 1 and 2 years year and 1 two years old 3 -calves 9 lorn bulls 9 and 18 months old. All New Hampshire Reds, selling eggs ARM MACHINERY .h rubber in front, fenders, lights and on rubber with plow and cultivators, ly overhauled Little Genius 12 inch ators for F-12 McCormick-Deering lick-Deering 9 ft. cultipacker McCor rrain binder Milwaukee corn binder ver John Deere 999 corn planter with Gale corn planter 12 disc John ilizer grain drill with power lift rub bering manure spreader McCormick ip rake. Above tools all with tractor ader hay tedder spring tooth har ow rubber tire wagon with hay lad wheel implement trailer with 7 by 10 feeder 18 bushel size Green Giant tor corn sheller 800 lb. platform 4*5 with tubes 4 hog coops 6X7 ft. lumber and gates. —10 tons mixed shocks corn 32 els Wayne oats hay oats straw in shocks fodder 300 75 bushels Manchu S—One bushel little red clover seed n separator lard press 25 gaiion stove Sears white enameled kitchen lleable range Estate Heatrola, large aleum and other articles too numer 3RMS—CASH Dborly and aahr. Ciunors s. L. Shirl Hatfield, Clerk DEAD STOCK REMOVED WIT BUCKEYE REDUCTION COMPANY, Findlay, Ohio Phone MAIN 475 Collect BRANCH OF FOSTORIA ANIMAL PRODUCTS. INC.