Vote Salary Increase
For Lima Teachers
A salary schedule for public school
teachers providing an increase of an
estimated $22,000 in the annual pay
roll was approved by a three to two
vote by the Lima board of education..
The new schedule becomes effective
8,500 Names On
With the addition of approximately
300 name strips to the Allen County
Honor Roll at the court house, near
ly 8,500 names now are included on
the roll, officials of the Allen Coun
ty American Legion War Memorial,
Inc., sponsors of the project, an
Aged Farmer Spends
Night On House Roof
When John Gerdeman, 70, a re
tired farmer of Delphos, started to
repair the roof of his rural home
he did not anticipate putting in over
time, but when he quit he spent the
entire night on the roof.
Wind had blown down his ladder
THE A. C. & Y.
BRIDGE AND BUILDING
Must meet WMC Requirements.
These are full jp«l£uine jobs and
good possibilities 1 for postwar
work. Liberal railroad retirement
and unemployment benefits.
Call at the nearest A. C. & Y.
station and the agent will give
you complete infr rjnation.
The Akron, panton &
Youngstown lailroad Co.
29ft ANNUAL SALE
Auglaize Co. Short
BROAD HOOKS' LEADER
Owned by Geo. N. Ffcher & Sons
Mon., April 23, 1945
AT 12 O'CLOCK', SHARP
Sale at Wapakoneta
72 HEAD OF THE BEST
EVER SOLD BY THIS FAMOUS
W. H.STEVA, Manager.
NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES
and he failed in efforts to attract
the attention of motorists and neigh
bors until 7 A. M.
$960,000 In Bill For
New Lima Airport
Obaining of a grant of $960,000
for Lima and postwar airport con
struction is included in the plans of
Senator Fred L. Adams (R-Bowling
Green) whose bill for a five-man
aviation board was submitted to the
senate commerce and labor committee
for initial hearing.
The hearing marked the first step
to enable Ohio to obtain a proposed
$31,000,000 federal grant for post
war airport construction as Adams
proposed establishment of the state
Adams told the committee that the
Civil Aeronautics Administration
was proposing in Congress legislation
which would provide the huge sum
for the construction of approximately
250 airports in Ohio.
Among the projects proposed by
CAA, and the costs, are the follow
ing. Lima, $960,000 Delphos, $25,
000 Ada, $17,000 Findlay, $370,
000 Wapakoneta, $64,000 Saint
Marys, $305,000 Kenton, $305,000
Bowling Green, $64,000 and Belle
Lima Schools Benefit
In Bill Senate Passes
Legislative approval of the Dan
iels-Cramer bill, which already has
passed the Senate, would provide the
Lima schools with enough money to
return to a nine-and-a-half-month
school year, Supt. J. McLean Reed
It would provide some $30,000
more for Lima schools than the sum
proposed in Governor Lausche’s bud
get, Mr. Reed said
Plan Delphos Airport
An airport will be built at Del
phos on a site this summer on the
Fred Schramm farm, where it is
planned to build a six-plane hangar,
a local fliers’ group announced.
Eighteen local citizens fly planes and
own three planes.
Re-elect Health Head
Carl F. Herbold was re-elected
president of the Allen County Tuber
culosis and Health Association.
Fire Threatens Lima
Four city firemen of Lima were
overcome by smoke recently while
fighting a stubborn blaze in the
basement of a business establish
ment which threatened destruc
tion of the Faurot building, a down
town Lima landmark.
Findlay Dog Wins
Blondie owned by Richard Brown
of Columbus, won the derby event
at the Columbus Bird Dog Club’s an
nual spring field trials. Miss Joe
Willing, owned by W. E. Ellis of
Findlay, took the all-age stake, and
Hoge’s Texas Ranger, entry of Vin
cent Hoge of Cincinnati, captured
the puppy stake.
Two Brothers Die In
War Third Returns
Upon the request of his father, J.
H. Shrider, of Findlay, following the
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death of two brothers in action, Fire
man 1/c Richard Shrider has been
released from active sea duty. He
will be stationed at Great Lakes
naval base following a 25-day leave.
Pvt. Clarence Shrider was killed
in Italy in April, 1944, and Staff
Sergt. Gerald Shrider was killed in
the invasion of Normandy.
Van Buren Woman
Killed In Mishap
Miss Wilma June Okuley, 22, of
near Van Buren, was killed in a
night accident when her automobile
crashed into the rear of a parked
truck at Findlay.
Police said Thomas Weaver, 24,
Celina, driver of the truck, reported
he had parked his truck to take a
nap, and was asleep when the crash
Miss Okuley, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Okuley, was employed
at a filling station in Findlay.
Salvage Company Gets
Meat Found In Ditch
Sheriff Clarence C. Marsh has dis
posed of 186 pounds of cured hams
and shoulders to a meat salvage
company after it was removed from
a ditch northeast of Findlay. How
the 40 hams and shoulders came to
be placed in a water-filled ditch on
a farm operated by Norman Priest
remains a mystery, the sheriff said.
Has Second Accident
At Same Spot
Like lightning, accidents appar
ently can strike twice in the same
An automobile collided with a farm
wagon driven by Harold P. Luzador,
20, Carey, and he suffered a sprain
ed elbow and body bruises.
The accident occurred three miles
east of Findlay in Carey Road,
where Mr. Luzador suffered a frac
tured skull Jan. 6, 1941, in a similar
Cite Mt. Cory Man For
Bravery In Action
Staff Sgt. Edwin Kent Brayton,
son of Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Brayton
of Mt. Cory, has been awarded the
Bronze Star medal. Sergeant Bray
ton has been overseas 21 months. He
has been in the Hawaiian islands
and Australia, spent a year in New
Guinea, and was in the invasion of
Honor Hardin Red
The Red Cross chapter serving
Ada, Alger, McGuffey and surround
ing townships, has received a certifi
cate of honor from national Red
Cross headquarters for distinguished
achievement in the 1945 war fund
drive. Final figures showed total
of $5,318.61, exceeding the chapter
quota of $4,100 by $1,218.61.
Land Sale Nets §2,000
More than $2,000 were realized at
the delinquent tax land sale conduct
ed at Kenton by County Auditor W.
B. Wilson, he announced following
completion of the auction of more
than 100 parcels of land.
Cpl. Norman Reese, with Patton’s
army, wrote his parents, of Ada, Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Reese, that one of
his buddies was shot and killed while
reaching in his pocket for a piece of
chocolate for which the youth had
Kenton Youth Hurt
Robert Scott, 17„ son of Mr. and
Mrs. Francis Scott of Kenton, was
in a serious condition in McKitrick
Hospital after his motorcycle col
lided with a car and a truck. He
suffered a broken leg, head cuts and
a possible skull fracture.
Five Hardin Men Are
Wounded In Action
Three Ada men and one Alger
man were reported wounded recently.
They are: Staff Sgt. Joe E. Ellison,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ellison of
Ada. He wrote his parents that he
had been hit in the hip and elbow.
This makes the third time that he
has been wounded. First wounds
were received at Brest on Dec. 15,
then again he was wounded around
the first of the year following the
“Battle of the Bulge”.
Pfc. Melvin Eugene Hoyt, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Gather Hoyt, of Ada
has been slightly wounded on Iwo
Jima with the Fourth Marines, ac
cording to a letter from him. He
stated that after his wounds were
dressed on another island at a rest
camp, he was returned to duty.
Pfc. Brice C. Danner, son of Mrs.
E. E. McAlpin, of Ada, was hos-
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
pitalized from wounds in the left
arm and back on Feb. 26 in the Sieg
Pfc. Carl W. Scott, son of Mrs.
Lucy Streets, of Alger, has been
wounded in the Philippines and has
received the Purple Heart.
He is a member of Co. H, 148th
infantry and has been overseas 35
months with the 37th division.
Second Lieut. Dwight H. Huston,
28, of Kenton, husband of the former
Verna Kemper, of Ada, was ser
iously wounded in action in Germany
March 27 according to word re
ceived by his wife from the war de
School Head Resigns
L. E. McKinley, against whom a
citizens’ committee arose this spring
to protest his re-employment, re
signed as superintendent of public
school at Kenton, effective June.30.
Declaring that he was resigning
for what he considered the best in
terests of the Kenton schools, Mr.
McKinley refused a one-year renewal
of his contract. He is serving his
Mr. McKinley came to Kenton
from Port Clinton, and prior to that
he had served as principal of Bowl
ing Green and Bryan High Schools.
He also had been a teacher at Van
The Board of Education accepted
the resignation and that of Charles
W. Secoy, principal of Kenton High
school. No successors to either have
Name Regional Home
The Northwestern regional home
economics club of Hardin, Putnam,
Wyandot and Hancock counties,
meeting in Arlington, elected the
President, Pat Grohoske, Arling
ton vice president, Joanna Shobor,
McCutcheonville, secretary, Margarey
Scott Ada, advisor, Miss Marjorie
The Arlington club received the
award of merit certificate at cere
Child Dies Father Is
Sergt. Gaylord V. Jordan, whose
home is near Duikirk, now a pris
oner of war in Germany, will never
see his child, born April 1. The
child died Friday evening.
Ottawa Council Plans
No Time Change
Ottawa will remain on its present
time schedule during the summer
months if members of council retain
their present attitude toward the
time question, Mayor T. F. McElroy
stated, after questioning solons on
the matter. The change, however,
was not discussed at their previous
The mayor stated that Ottawa did
not change to the faster time last
summer, and that that program
seemed to work smoothly and favor
ably. It is for that reason that the
council again proposes no time
change for this year.
Putnam Red Cross
A total of $17,402 was contributed
by Putnam county residents to the
American Red Cross in the 1945 War
Fund drive, it was reported by Coun
ty Chairman E. B. Unverferth.
This total is $5,102 over the quota
of $12,300 set for the county. The
THIS ODD SIGHT—a truck-full of assault boats in the middle of primitivt
jungle—was photographed deep in central Burma. The British and Indian soldiert
taking fabled Mandalay had to fight their way through jungle, scrub and swamp,
bringing their own boats with them to cross the many streams and rivers. These
boats are being unloaded in the jungle ready for the British 36th Division’s cross
ing of the Shweli River. At zero hour, the troops carry their boats through the
jungle down to the river’s edge.
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(United Nations Photoj
chairman stated most of the 15
townships in the county exceeded
their quotas but the individual re
ports were not quite complete.
Sewage Plant Visits
Members of the village councils
from Ottawa and Continental and
the mayors of the two villages made
a trip to Coldwater, Covington and
Piqua for the purpose of inspecting
the disposal plants and sewage sys
tems of these cities.
Both Ottawa and Continental are
contemplating the construction of
disposal plants and sewage systems,
and officials of both villages are in
specting such plants in operation in
order to determine what types of
systems would best meet the de
mands of their respective communi
ties. After making a study of these
plants and various plants, the offi
cials will decide what steps are to
be taken to secure the proper plants
for the towns they represent.
Jail Putnam Youth
Doyle Martz, 18, of Columbus
Grove, pleaded guilty to a charge of
driving without a permit when ar
raigned before Judge A. A. Slay
baugh in the Putnam county com
mon pleas court.
Martz was fined $150 and costs
and sentenced to 30 days in the coun
ty jail while his right to drive was
suspended for one year. The defend
ant admitted in court he was driving
without a permit when his car
struck and fatally injured Robert
McDougle, 18, of Leipsic as the lat
ter was changing a tire near Colum
Sheriff Arnold Potts filed the
charge after learning Martz had
been operating his car with a tem
porary permit which had expired
two months before the accident oc
curred and the youth had not ap
plied for a permanent permit.
Two Putnam Youths
Freed From Jail
Two youths were fined $50 and
costs each by Mayor Thomas Mc
Elroy of Ottawa when they pleaded
guilty to reduced charges which grew
out of a stabbing affair.
Original charges of cutting with
intent to wound or kill were filed
against Mike Morales, 18, and Ru
dolfo Gonzales, 19, and they were
bound over to the Putnam county
grand jury. However, they were
permitted to plead guilty to charges
of assault and battery. The pair
paid their fines and were released
from the county jail.
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Wm. Amstutz Jr. of Valley Forge
Hospital, Pheonixville, Pa., is spend
ing a ten day leave with his parents
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Amstutz and son.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jump and
son of Ada spent Saturday evening
with Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Chidester
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hochstettler
and family and Miss Bernice Zim
merman were Sunday guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Hiram Zimmerman and son
Dick of Toledo.
Miss LaDonna Basinger of Indian
apolis, Ind., spent the past week with
her grandmother Mrs. Martha Ba
singer and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Luginbuhl
called Sunday afternoon at the Amos
and Robert Gerber home.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Badertscher
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne
Zimmerman and daughters, Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Badertscher, Mr. and Mrs.
Dwight Frantz and daughters, Mr.
and Mrs. Clinton Moorehead were
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Badertscher and sons.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sousley were
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Hochstettler and daugh
Past week callers of Mr. and Mrs.
W. C. Schaublin and daughter were:
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz, Mrs.
Russell Schaublin and children, Mr.
and Mrs. Wilford Gratz and daugh
ter, Mrs. Betty Main, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Wingate and Mr. and Mrs,
Roy Ream of Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. Emory Basinger and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Ba
singer and daughters, Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Dillman and daughter were
Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Mar
tha Basinger and David Amstutz.
Evening supper guests were Mrs.
Gerald Basinger and daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Amstutz
celebrated their 25th wedding an
niversary Sunday. Those present
were: Mrs. Richard Olt and children
of Cairo, Miss Marjory Amstutz of
Toledo, Mrs. Mary Morton of Muncie,
Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sims, Miss
Julee Garmatter and Wm. Amstutz
Jr. and Harold Amstutz.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gratz and
sons of Lima spent Sunday evening
American working girls have learnt
date their automatic gas appliances
frigeraior with its silent,
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1945
with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz.
Mrs. Noah Moser passed away at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clair
Younkman of Dayton, Sunday even
ing. Funeral services will be held
at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Diller
Funeral Home and 2:30 p. m. at
Emmanuel’s Reformed church and
burial in church cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. James Watkins of
Fostoria spent Sunday at the Purl
Quite a number from here attend
ed the Senior play Friday evening
at Mt. Cory. Miss Dorothy Elzay
played the leading part very well.
Sunday callers at the Arthur Non
namaker home were Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Koontz and A. E. Moore of
Union prayer services at the Beth
esda church Thursday evening.
Miss Jeanette Basinger is on the
sick list at this writing.
Callers at the Ami Nonnamaker
home the past week were Mrs. Irvin
Kauffman, Mrs. W. B. Kramer of
Mt. Cory, Mrs. Albert Gossman,
Bessie Arnold of Bluffton, Mr. and
Mrs. Cliff Arnold of Findlay, Mrs.
E. L. Bish, John Beagle, Mr. and
Mrs. Howard Nonnamaker and fam
ily, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Klingler
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Hamilton and daughter Betty.
Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Steinman are
spending several days with relatives
and friends in Jenera.
Callers on Mrs. M. J. Stratton the
past week were: Mr. and Mrs. D. D.
Williamson, Mrs. Eliza Huff, Mrs.
Alberta Huff of Modesto, Calif., Mrs.
Wright Klingler, daughter Jean Ann,
son Don, Mrs. J. D. Clymer and N.
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rine, later renamed the coast guard,
was founded by Alexander Hamil
ton under the treasury department
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