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Delphos Canal Action
Postponed By State
Officials of the Ohio highway and
public works departments will post
pone abandonment of the Miami &
Erie Canal through Delphos until
industry can arrange for different
water supply, Mayor Carl Eiche
said after a meeting at Columbus.
Seek Bus Route In
Delphos Area
A movement to give St. Marys,
Delphos and Defiance bus service
over State Route 66 was revealed
by the Delphos Chamber of Com
The chamber said business clubs
along the 50-mile stretch where no
north and south passenger service
is available, will be asked to sup
port the proposal.
Lima City Raises Up
To Voters
City Council has decided to let
Lima voters decide whether or not
police, firemen and water department
employes are entitled to a raise.
The issue is a half-mill levy to
raise an estimated $33,000 to $35,
000 a year for the next three years
to pay for salary increases.
Thirty-five dollars more a month
$3.65 per gallon
Greding Hardware
"101 JUNIOR"
for police and firemen who now re
ceive $190, increases for other posi
tions in the two departments and
18’u cents an hour increase for
water and sewage department work
ers, was requested of Council last
Councilman Lawrence C. Copeland
pointed out that the proposed levy
was the only way he knew to handle
the increase although council was
“open for suggestions.”
Fine And Jail Term
Given Liquor Violator
Harry L. Shufflebarger, 29, Co
lumbus, was fined $1,000 and given
a six-months jail sentence by Mayor
Carl Eiche of Delphos, on a charge
that he transported liquor illegally.
State patrolmen said they found
30 cases of liquor in Shufflebarger’s
Lima Man Sells An
cient Austin Car
A 1909 Austin, bought from Chas.
F. Herbst, of Lima, is helping make
the antique automobile collection of
Barney J. Pollard, Detroit, probably
the largest and most valuable in the
world, according to an article in the
July 27 Saturday Evening Post.
Originally selling for $5,000, the
car was purchased by Herbst at the
1909 auto show in Chicago. It has
90 horse power, eight cylinders, and
the siren, according to Herbst, could
be heard for six miles. When he
From attic to basement From porch to garage there ore
dozens of uses for BPS FLORLUX. It is the ideal finish for porch
floors, steps, decks, porch and lawn furniture, interior floors, wood­
work, dadoes, linoleum wood, cement or canvas surfaces.
Fast drying .. waterproof.. made to withstand rough treatment.
Covers in One Coat over any
painted surface.
The scuff-proof, glossy finish
is easy to keep clean.
Seal* against dirt and grease.
Gives long-lasting protection.
Dries Hard Quickly
The tractor that pays off is the one with reserve power to meet all con
ditions ... a tractor that gets jobs done in less time at lowest cost. When
you're plowing with a Massey-Harris "101 Junior" Tractor, you just know
that you are going to take that plow through the toughest spot on your
farm without working the tractor into a lather. It's mighty satisfying to have
that powerful reserve energy at your finger tip—feel it grip the job and
walk away with it... or take an extra load at the belt without grumbling.
The heavy-duty high compression 4-cylinder engine delivers full 2-plow
power that handles two 14- or 16-inch bottoms on most farms, with 15%
additional power for belt work. Standard equipment includes self-starter
and battery ignition automatic spark thermostat roomy platform ad
justable lenders 6 13 pulley adjustable rear tread swinging drawbar.
Ask us to show you first-hand what a "101 Junior" will do for your farm.
No matter what your power requirements are, there's a Massey-Harris
Model to fit your farm. The light 2-plow 81 full 2-plow 101 Junior: 3-plow
101 and the 4-5 plow 203 are all power
plus tractors that assure you of getting
the job done on time and at the lowest
cost. Keep your eye on Massey-Harris
for Better-built Better-engineered
farm equipment.
Bluffton Farm Equipment Co.
E. F. Schmidt, Prop.
105 E. Elm St., Bluffton phone 260-W
Open Saturday Evenings
drove along the streets, traffic stop
ped. Every 1500 miles, Herbst was
forced to replace the gears because
of the ‘intense’ power. It is one of
the two models in existence, its pres
ent owner believes.
Former Rawson
Mayor Dies
Lester Roy Forsyth, 71, who at
one time served as mayor of Raw
son, died in a Lima hospital Sun
day. Death was due to Hodgkins
disease from which he was ill for
the past five months, being seriously
ill for the past two weeks.
Forsyth owned and operated the
Rawson elevator for the past 12
years, having sold it about a month
He was a member of the Rawson
Masonic lodge and the Eastern Star
of Bluffton and the Jackson grange.
Funeral services were held from
the Rawson Methodist church Tues
day afternoon. Rev. H. E. Camp of
North Baltimore officiated. Burial
was in the Flick cemetery.
Former Teacher Going
To England
Miss Agnes Dinsmore, Ashland,
former home economics instructor at
Liberty township high school, will
go to England this coming school
year under a general plan to ex
change teachers between the United
States and Great Britain so that
there may be a better understanding
between the peoples of the two
She will take over the work of
Miss Patricia Ridley who will come
from England to teach in Miss Dins
more’s place.
Miss Dinsmore will be one of three
domestic science teachers in a de
partment of 250 girls in the Coples
ton Second Modern School, Ipswich,
Suffolk county, England. She is
scheduled to sail Aug. 13. Her
school starts early in September and
she will be employed in England
until the first of August, 1947.
Capture Escaped
Hancock Prisoner
Gerald Harvey Couch, 24, Elwood,
Ind., who broke out of the Hancock
county jail in Findlay last Aug. 18
with four other prisoners, has been
captured at Centralia, Illinois.
Sheriff Orla Cooper left to return
Couch. The man was captured June
29, 1945, by Police Captain Kenneth
Ball as he allegedly attempted to
escape following a garage robbery.
He was caught at Centralia during
a similar robbery Sheriff Cooper
was told.
Study Creek Flood
Action towards relief of periodical
flooding of the Eagle Creek area in
south Findlay was taken by Hancock
County Commissioners who have set
August 8 for a hearing on a creek
improvement and flood control pro
The project was petitioned by City
Six Foxes Bagged By
Jenera Hunters
Jenera fox hunters shot six foxes
in the area south and west of Je
nera. Forty hunters from the area
joined in chase after Orville Crates
had sighted several of the animals
earlier in the day.
Teachers Reject Jobs
Lack Of Housing
The housing shortage caused a
number of highly qualified teachers
to reject position in the Findlay and
Hancock county school and has been
a major problem in obtaining effi
cient teaching staffs, school officials
Barring resignation, however, the
teaching staff for the Findlay public
schools has been completed, F. L.
Kinley, superintendent, said.
E. E. Ray, Hancock county school
superintendent, said three vacancies
still exist in the county teaching
staff, a first grade position at Mt.
Blanchard, and music supervisors at
Rawson and Arlington.
Bumper Oat Crop
J. A. Kuhlman, of near Van Buren
knows what is meant by a “bumper
He combined 15 acres of oats
which yielded 1,256 bushels, an aver
age of 83.6 bushels to the acre.
He also had good fortune with his
wheat crop, with 11 acres averaging
4m bushels per acre, he said.
Toledo Firm Buys City
Property In Findlay
The City of Findlay realized $5,
255 on a small part of a $2,100 in
vestment it made 25 years ago.
The city sold the 4.8-acre site of
the former CCC camp to the R. G.
Haley & Co. of Toledo for $5,255.
The site was part of a 70-acre plot
which the city bought in 1921 for
$2,100. It adjoins property now used
by the company as a shipping point
for utility poles.
Signs 18 For Guard
Unit In 10 Days
Pvt. Paul J. Bauer is being hailed
as “Salesman Sam” by his buddies
in Company C, Findlay’s State
Guard unit.
Private Bauer is credited with
personally enlisting 18 men within
10 days. With the colonel’s jeep,
he hauled in as many as five in one
The recruitment campaign brought
assurance that Findlay will retain
its unit in the State Guard, Lieut.
Col. B. F. Voorhees, first batallion
commander, said.
Findlay Tire Firm
Changes Name
Stockholders of the Master Tire
& Rubber Corp., meeting at Findlay
authorized change of the firm’s name
to the Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
The action was advisable, company
officials explained, to bring into the
company’s title the name of its best
known tire.
As concern nears completion of a
$500,000 expansion program, pro
duction has more than doubled over
prewar years, officials reported.
Post Office Employe
Clarence J. Roberts, Findlay postal
employe for 48 years, will retire
August 1, Postmaster W. T. Ault
Roberts, for the past 33 years has
been Findlay’s first and only super
intendent of mails. He was honored
at dinner by fellow workers, as was
Wilber Insley, clerk, who retired
last December 31.
Seek Smoke Elimina
tion At Findlay
Acting on petitions from residen
tial areas, the sanitary committee
of the Findlay City Council recom
mended the Windsor Evaporated
Milk plant be given 60 days in which
to eliminate an alleged smoke nui
Council also received a petition to
investigate a dust and dirt nuisance
allegedly created by the Buckeye
Traction Ditcher Co.
The Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. in
formed Council that equipment soon
will be installed at its plant to
eliminate the flow of “lamp black”
into the adjacent community.
City Buys Bullets For
Bird Hunters
When Ada firemen agreed to help
rid the city of an overabundance of
troublesome starlings, they requested
an advance payment on funds used
to buy ammunition. Ada Council,
eager to eliminate the birds, approv
ed the $21.95 expenditure.
Locomotive Hits Car
Stalled On Track
A car driven by Peter Frank, Up
per Sandusky, was demolished by an
eastbound Pennsylvania passenger
train at 10 o’clock Friday night
after it went out of control and
lodged on the tracks near the Peter
son crossing, three miles east of
Frank, who was eastbound, is be
lieved to have been confused by the
curve at the crossing and took too
wide a swing on the road, his car
going down the railroad track. It
was impossible to push the car from
the rails before the speeding train
cut it in two.
Sentence Kenton Man
On Assault Charge
Fred Bear, 39, Kenton, was fined
$100 and costs and sentenced to 90
days in the workhouse on charges
of assault and battery filed by Har
ley Martin, 49, of Lima.
Martin testified he fled naked for
25 miles on an Erie freight train to
get away from Bear.
Raymond Bear, 37, and Joe Hen
derson, North Baltimore, were fined
$100 each on charges arising out of
the same episode.
Construction Program
At Fair Grounds
Present building construction at
the Hardin County Fairgrounds at
Kenton is expected to be completed
in time for the annual fair, Septem
ber 23 to 26.
W. W. Burke, member of the ar
chitectural firm of Burke and See
bach, of Forest, Ohio, said the build
ings include an agricultural hall
housing 82 booths, a race horse barn
with 49 stalls, and a cattle barn
that will include a judging ring and
seats for 500 persons.
Funds for the improvements were
raised by a one-mill tax levy ap
proved by Hardin County taxpayers
in 1943.
Barn And Contents
Burn At Alger
Fire destroyed a barn on the farm
of Ronald Underwood, one and one
half miles south of Alger. Flames
had gained such headway upon dis
covery that the building was given
up for lost, and firemen were not
The barn was filled with hay and
straw as well as a corn picker, three
cows, two calves and farm machin
ery, all of which were lost.
Leipsic Plans For
Plans were progressing to make
the Leipsic homecoming August 2,
3 and 4 one of the most interesting
and entertaining events in many
The streets will be decorated elab
orately for the occasion and mer
chants are planning attractive win
dow displays.
A colorful parade consisting of
several bands, floats, and marching
groups will be held Saturday morn
$3,000 Collected For
Lights By Boosters
More than 3,000 of a $4,500 ob
jective has been raised by the Co
lumbus Grove Booster Club to pro
vide lights and bleachers for the
high school football field, now under
Named in honor of the late Mrs.
Georgia Kiefer, who donated funds
for the purchase of the grounds,
the project will be dedicated October
18. All labor on the project has
been by club members.
Gilboa Farmers Attend
Flying Meet
Franklin Devore and Howard
Grubb of Gilboa attended “Flying
Farmers Day” in the Grubb Cub
plane at Columbus. The trip took
less than an hour. A crop dusting
demonstration was a feature of the
meeting. An organization was com
pleted and Mr. Devore joined the
One hundred light planes came to
the meeting with men and their
wives flying to the event. Over 500
“Flying Farmers” were present. An
aircraft executive said that 65 per
cent of the planes will be sold to
farmers this coming year.
Marks 100th Year
Take things calmly and do not get
over excited about anything is the
ecipe for a long life given by Mrs.
Mary Mead of Leipsic.
Mrs. Mead should know’. Last Fri­
on Bath Tubs Lavatories Toilets
If You Want The Best—Insist On
Interchangeable Winter Windows and Summer Screens
with Genuine Inter-Lock Construction
Telephone Beaverdam 175472
W. J. REAGAN, Route 5, Lima, Ohio
Farmers Attention!
Complete Tractor Tire Service
GROUND grip tires
Fill Your Tirrfs Now with Chloride Solution, for
Better Traction, More Power.
We Pay $3 for Horses $2 for Cows
Pfione MAIN 475 Collect
THURSDAY, AUG. 1, 1946
day she was 100 and is Putnam
County’s oldest resident.
A native of Marengo, Ohio, Mrs.
Mead has lived in Leipsic for the
past 40 years.
Accepts Ag. Post
Ralph W. Bergman, formerly of
near Bryan, will be the new agricul
ture teacher at Pandora beginning
August 1.
Mr. Bergman will take the place
of Ralph Brooks of Columbus Grove-
Brushed Rayon
Garments of brushed rayon will
remain soft and fluffy a long time
if washed carefully by hand, not
crowded into a washer.
Tractor And Farm
Equipment Repairing
Electric and
Acetylene Welding
E. F. Schmidt, Prop.
105 E. Elm St„
Bluffton phone 260-W
Open Saturday Evenings

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