Lima Gas Tank Blast
Causes Heavy Damage
Flying debris tore down power
and telephone lines and crashed
through the roof of an apartment a
block away when an empty gasoline
tank exploded in downtown Lima.
Rita Annesser, 22, working in the
American Heating and Piping Co.
two buildings away from the explo
sion, was thrown from her chair.
She was treated for shock in St.
Mrs. Eva Hundley, occupant of an
apartment a block away, narrowly
escaped injury when a piece of the
tank, reportedly weighting 40 pounds,
through the roof of her
Traucht, operator of
shop, was working with an
acetylene torch when the explosion
occurred. He was uninjured. Only
a small part remained of the truck
WHEELS CUT DOWN
TIRES FILLED WITH
E. F. Schmidt, Prop.
105 E. Elm Street
Bluffton phone 260-W
Open Saturday Evenings
NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES
he was repairing.
One piece of debris weighing 75
pounds was blown over the roof of
the shop into a parking lot across
the street, cutting down telephone
and power lines i
CLAYTON HARKNESS, Mgr.
322 N. Main Street Bluffton Phone 284-W
WHAT’S NEW IN JOHN DEERE
TRACTORS AND EQUIPMENT
and other Interesting Talking Pictures
10 AIL FARMERS
AND THEIR FAMILIES
in the area w
broken by the bl
The truck and tank belonged to
the Refiiners Transport Terminal Co.
Explain Causes Of
The four most common causes of
farm fires can be eliminated by pre
cautionary measures, it was explain
ed at the annual meeting of the Ger
man Mutual I nsurance Co.
Policy owners were urged
proof roofs, use light bulbs
than 40 watts in out-buildings, keep
gasoline in storage at least 40 feet
from buildings, and keep tractors out
The company operates in Clover
dale, Ottoville, Ft. Jennings, Delphos
and Landeck. The 1946 fire loss in
the area was ordinary, officials said.
Boy Hit By Air Gun
Donald Schimmoeller, 10, escaped
serious injury when a shot from an
air rifle pierced his cheek. The in
cident occurred when a friend’s rifle
was accidentally discharged.
Visit Italian Opera
I Bluffton Ohio
Ciffers Friendly Service
I Buyers of
Cream, Eggs and Poultry
Mrs. Samuel Fritz, Lima, and
Jlohn Deere Dey
SCOTT ELLIOTT TALKING
Friday, January 10th
Bluffton High School Auditorium—1 P. M.
O. C. HURSEY & SONS
John Deere Saales & Service
Phone 173-W Vance St., Bluffton
Lieut. Harry W’athen, Dallas, Tex.,
were among the guests photographed
as “La Favorita” opened the opera
season at the former Royal Opera
House in Rome. A number of
Americans were found in the au
dience of the famed playhouse.
Hotel Menaced By
Fire of undetermined origin caused
damage estimated at $25,000 in the
John W. Sherrick Co. paint storage
building in the
Hotel at Lima.
rear of the Pleasant
guests were given a
flames, fed by flying
warning as the
paint from exploding drums, threat
ened the hotel and other buildings
in the block.
Mr. Sherrick, who operates a com
mercial painting business, said that
two weeks ago the supplies were
moved into the building from quar
ters beneath the hotel.
Name Kohli As Divi
C. Kohli, Lima, will succeed
Stringfellow, as highway engin-
eer of Division No. 1 which includes
Allen, Hancock, Defiance, Paulding,
Putnam, Van Wert, Wyandot, and
Consider Sale Of Lima
Sale of the Lima City Bldg, will
be considered by City Council on
recommendation of the finance com
I. Evans, second ward
and a member of the
said the building should
less than $150,000 and
would be sold through the usual ad
vertise and bid channels.
Constructed in the 1880’s, the
three-story brick building houses
five retail business establishments
and City Water Department
The bulk of city offices are
second floor and the council
bers are on the third.
Lima voters turned down
new building fund, Mr. Evans said.
levy at the November, 1945,
which would have raised
for a new building. Pro
the sale will be placed in a
-r A I K LM ANIMALS
jg& •. -4. $■♦:•:•.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON. OHIO
Florida Hop Planned
By Air Tourists
Franklin DeVore, Findlay pls
take off for Florida as the first
participant in the sixth annual
Air tour to Florida. At leas
Hancock county pilots anti
making the Gulf-sponsored hop
time between Jan. 2 to Jan. 26,
Leaving from the Findlay
port following DeVore over spe
mapped routes to Orlando, Fla., later
in the month will be Ray B. Vaugh
an, airport manager, and R. V|
Thatcher, local Gulf distributor.
Others planning to fly their own
planes south in a program designed
to encourage private cross-country
flying, are Paul Eddy, Frank Dever,
Harold Hummort and Relph Decker,
all taking off from the Paul Eddy
airport on the North Washington
road, and Amos Rube, Alvin Rube
and Charles Farrell from the Mc
The tour is open to all planes of
125 horsepower or less. Applications
are still available at the office of the
Findlay airport. Gasoline and oil
are furnished by the Gulf company.
140 Death Toll In Road
One hundred forty persons
killed and 2,570 injured in
highway accidents in 24 northwestern
counties comprising District A
highway patrol, during the
year, Lt. S. D. Augenstein,
manding officer, announced at
One hundred sixteen of the ac
cidents had one or more fatalities,
the report reveals. It also shows
4,123 arrests for District A patrol
men and 13,409 written warnings
December led in the number of
accidents with 321 reported, highest
for the month in six years. May
and July were the high months for
fatalities with 17 each, while August
topped the list of injured with 322.
The total number of accidents was
the highest since 1941 which had a
record of 3,217. That year also
a peak of 180 persons killed
Crash Hurts Seven
Seven persons, including
wards of the Hancock County Child
ren’s Home, were injured in two ac
cidents in the Findlay area.
The children were injured in a col
lision of automobiles driven by Miss
Hallah Orem, children’s home super
visor and Gerald Thompson, Findlay.
Miss Orem and Betty Wells, 17
Olive Street, 15, and Emma Kam,
15, were treated in Findlay Hospital
for head injuries and body bruises
after the automobile in which they
were riding overturned. Thompson
Theodore Osborn, Howard Osborn
and Ruth Osborn, all of Lima, were
treated in Findlay Hospital for in
juries received in a crash of cars
driven by Theodore Osborn and Wil
liam Farmer, Vanlue, on the Dixie
Highway, three miles south of Find
Osborn was arrested on the charge
of attempting to pass at an inter
section and was fined $10 by Mayor
Ada Canvasses For
Ada will match the amount raised
in the rural district to purchase a
pumper truck with a 1,000-gallon
tank. The 2o0-gallon tank now in
use proved inadequate in the past
year, resulting in heavy farm losses
when the water supply ran out.
Faces Theft Charges
Ray Shirk, 33, and Ora Emberling,
41, were ordered to the grand jury
pleaded innocent to
stealing six sheep from a
Kenton. They are held
County jail under $2,000
Ada Postal Clerks
Quick On Delivery
one out. The Ada
nstnias present came
post office addressed
id 4 Drug Store.” A
Crash Injures Eight In
Mishap Near Ada
Eight persons were injured in a
collision between automobiles driven
T. Wolfe, 21, of Ada, and
■eidenbach, 18, of Dunkirk,
30-S. west of Ada.
Wolfe, Helen Feister and Ralph
Moorman, all of Ada Marion and
Nelson Breidenbach, both of Dunkirk
and Mr. and Mrs
ham, Jr., both of
Arlington F. F. A
Leads Pest Hunt
The Arlington F. F. A. chapter
pest hunt has collected 20,336 points.
As of Dec. 13, the chapter members
living north of state route 103 had
9,550 points they are trailing the
south side who have 10,786 pest
points. The contest, which is county
wide in scope has seven other Future
Farmers chapters competing for the
grand prize beginning Nov. 15, it
will continue until Jan. 11, 1947.
Three Putnam Child
ren Taken By Death
Anita Lee Stollberg, ten-month-old
daughter of Robert and Noreen
Stollberg, Pandora, died at Memorial
hospital in Lima. She had been,ill
for 24 hours, and death was caused
She was born Feb. 21, 1946, in
Ora Robert Burkhart, 28-month
old son of Ora and Rita (Wensinger)
Burkhart, residing three miles east
of North Creek, died in Defiance hos
pital following a three-day illness
from a cold.
Floyd and Carrie Mae
(Sweigart) Jones, Leipsic, died in
Lima Memorial Hospital from in
fluenza meningitis. She had been in
the hospital five days.
Crash Takes Life Of
Col. Grove Man
Clarence Floyd Shark, 31, Co
lumbus Grove, was killed instantly
when the tractor-trailer assembly he
was operating skidded into a con
crete bridge, two mile® south of
Botkins on U. S. Route 25 in Shelby
county, investigating authorities re
was operating the vehicle
for the National Transit
and a slippery highway
was blamed for the accident.
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
THE STATE OF OHIO
Allen County, ss.
Estate of Elmer L.
Lamont Diller of Bit
appointed and Qualified
will annexed of the edu
late of Allen County, i
Dated this 17th day
'fton, Ohio, has been
ks Administrator with
Le of Elmer L. Diller
place of residence
witH reasonable dil
hereby notified that
iled her petition a
•estoration to former
lief, on the grounds
and extreme cruelty,
s Court of Common
Jhio at Lima, Ohio,
and decided after
ecka from the first
Carl David Shaw, wh
is unknown and can noi
igence be ascertained, is
Emma Mae Shaw has
gainst him for divorce,
name, and all proper n
of gross neglect of duty
in case No. 36582 in U
Pleas of Allen County,
Said cause may be hea
the expiration of six v
publication of this noti
Emma Mae Shi
A total of $1,039 in cash
nearly $1,000 in pledges has
collected in Liberty Township toward
purchase of fire fighting equipment
to supplement rural protection. A
canvass is being made of the entire
r, Her Attorney,
By Clarence C. Milh
504 Citizens Bldg., Linu
hose place of resi
is unknown is no
ml ick has filed her
divorce in the Com
n County, Ohio, be
5. Grounds: Wilful
Wilton T. Fraliek,
idence and whereaboutt
tified that Hazel M. 1
I’t tition against him foi
mon Pleas Court of All
ing Case Number 373
absence for three years,
for hearing on or aftes
Said cause will be
February 6, 1947.
M. FR ALICE,
y Robert Tait,
Ltorney at Law,
NOTICE OF A
THE STATE OF OH It
Allen County, ss.
Estate of John K. Up
of R. F. D., I^fay
opointed and qualified
Bate of John K. Lyle
Marian J. McElwai
ette, Ohio, has been
as Executrix of the
late of Allen County
I of December 1946.
Dated this 23rd daj
THE STATE OF OH
Allen County, sg.
Estate of Lee V.
THE STATE OF (l
of R. D. No. 5, Lima,
nted and Qualified as
estate of Lee V. Mc
3ounty, Ohio, deceased.
of December 1946.
Robert L. McDowell
Ohio, has been appe
Administrator of the
Dowell late of Allen
Dated this 26th di
COURT OF ALLEN
IN THE PROBATE
Case Number 23990
TO: Joe Hartleben
ified that on the 26th
16. a Petition for the
John Hartleben, who
day of April, 1943, at
iia, was filed in ‘the
en County. Ohio, and
’etition will be had be-
You are hereby nt
day of December, 1!
adoption of Micheal
was bom on the 5th
Los Angeles, Califo
Probate Court of A
that hearing on said
fom the Judge of sa
of February, 1947, a
Court on the 3rd day
1:30 o'clock p. m.
Petition, that you. as
have wilfully failed to
maintain said child for
two years immediately
It is alleged in sal
father of said child,
properly supsort and
a period of more tba|
preceding the filing
By Louis T. Brown.
By I. B.
inted and qualified as
estate of Abbie M.
kmnty, Ohio, deceased.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kohli of Bow
ling Green were Sunday dinner
guests of Hiram Reichenbach and
Mr. and Mrs. Burdell Huber spent
from Tuesday over New Year’s at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lysle Coon
of Gary, Ind., celebrating their
fourth wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Della Kunert and son Charles
and Miss Vera Zahrend of West Min
ster were Sunday dinner guest!
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gleason
Sunday visitors of Mr. and
Watt and daughter
Watt and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson McBain
dinner guests last Thursday
formers brother, Mr. James McBai
and wife from McBain, Mich.,
were enroute to Florida.
Mrs. Cecil Hartman visited
Thursday with her mother Mrs.
Yant of Beaverdam.
W. Fauver called
Jennings Saturday after-
Monday evening supper guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Van Meter.
Mrs. Maurice Bell were
Sunday evening visitors at the Wil
lard Jennings home were Mr. and
Mrs. Avery Watt and son Ronald,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Swartz and
daughter Cheryl, Mr. and Mrs. Rus
sell Huber, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Gratz, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Amstutz,
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stratton and
daughter Marilyn and Mr. and Mrs.
Be wise, poultrymen
Step Up Egg Production By
with M-V Every Day at Noon
THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 1947
Maurice Bell and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Burdell Huber and
daughter Anita were Sunday guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Huber and
Sunday afternoon and evening vis
itors of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips
were Elton Younkman and Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Younkman and sons.
Saturday afternoon callers were
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Thompson and
Nolan and Roberta Younkman.
Mrs. Clara Jennings spent New
Year’s with Mr. and Mrs. Willard
Jennings and family.
Rub a cake of soap inside the toe
and heel of your stockings before
wearing to guard against early
Learn to Fly under the
G. I. Bill of Rights at No
Cost to You.
For qetails see
Clayton Bixel Harold Carey
birds that extra feed intake that
eggs. We have it in New Dress
a complete line of Master Mix Feeds
Master Feed Mill
Leland Basinger, Mgr.
Bluffton phone 317-W
Notice To Dog Owners
Dog tags are now on sale in Bluffton at Community
Market, Zelma Ingalls Trippiehorn, deputy.
Males and Spayed Females .... $1.00
January 20, 1947, is the deadline for buying tags
RUSSELL L. HIRE
Allen County Auditor
The undersigned will sell at public auction at 368
South Jackson street, Bluffton, Ohia on
Saturday, January 18
AT 1:00 P,
The following property:
Two-piece living room suite /dining room table and
chairs 2 beds dresser Victrolal library table 3 small
stands 2 rockers combination b|ok case and desk Do
mestic sewing machine kitchen
cabinet high chair commode baby crib Electrolux
sweeper electric Graybar rangd cook stove range 3
burner oil stove Maytag washing machine folding tub
|orch swing and bench
ins many other articles.
bench with wringer attached
fence stretcher jugs crocks
Della I. Heni
Thrapp & Warren, Auctioneers
ALL DEAD STOCK REMOVED
We Pay $5 for Horses $3 for Cows
BUCKEYE REDUCTION COMPANY. Findlay, Ohio
Phone' MAIN 475 Collect
BRANCH OF FOSTORIA NIMAL PRODUCTS, INC.
,ble and chairs kitchen
E. Gromann Estate
Ream & Marshall, Clerks
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