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THE CELINA DEMOCRAT, CELINA, OHIO
Homirvd Pideorvs Serial Afes sengers Per form Danger ous Duty on Battle Front !.;YI 1 :...! 7 i ;5sjv" v Vv V A " r ATTA CW(7 SfSJAGi? 7U VGOS5 lG OMIN'G pigeons quickly proved their vnluo fur military purposes after the wnr broke out. They did work which the wireless, telegraph inid telephone could not do under certain condi tions. Thus the pigeons have furnished n means of communication be tween the headquarters nnd the swift Hying airplanes mid seaplanes when oilier methods were impossible. America will not be behind other na tions In this mutter, declares a writer tn the New York Sun. Soon after his arrival in France General Pershing cabled home for coops, pigeons and a staff of men to take care of them. Through the American Racing Pigeon union, which has a membership of more than l.StiO racing pigeon fanciers, arrangements were quickly 'made for the first shipment. I. C. BuscuM of Riverdule. Md and .1. L. Carney of Pittsburgh, Pa., both expert racing homer breeders, were appointed lieu tenants and went across with a staff of men nnd the first batch of pigeons. In the early part of 1917 Frank J. Griflin, nn enthusiastic racing homer breeder of Xew Rochelle, Induced the authorities at n fort near his home to let him set up a loft there and equip It for testing purpose. The trials proved so successful that this permis sion was extended and with the co operation of his fellow members In the homing pigeon clubs he set up and equipped eight lofts containing from 100 to 32." birds each In various other forts along the Atlantic coast. Draw on 17,000 Pigeons. Most rif these pigeons were supplied by members of what was at that time the Xew York Concourse association. Which has since become amalgamated with the United Homing Pigeon con course, representing about 250 lofts, which control approximately 17,000 pigeons. following licneral rershmg s message Mr. Griflin was commissioned a major with direct supervision of 1 lie newly created pigeon section of the signal corps, with headquarters in the chief signal office in Washington. Certain army officials throughout the country were designated to carry out the work of getting lofts and pigeons for this new branch of the service. Negotia tions were quickly opened with the racing homing pigeon clubs. Being a trained racer of homer pig eons, Major Griflin recognized the ne cessity of getting only pigeons whose parents had proved their worth on the road, and all collectors have been In structed to issue leg bands only to such breeders as are known to bo mem bers of some of the racing homer clubs nnd have birds with records that can be verified to breed from. This rule has been strictly adhered to since so much depends on the fitness of the pigeon that no chance can be taken. To Sell Pigeons at Cost. The government lias agreed to pay sj apiece for each pigeon accepted This Is regarded by homing pigeon men ns a low price, since some of the par- I. .r ev ents could not bo purchased for less man -o ro , apiece, and young sters from such blooded stock sell for $3, ?4 and even higher prices. The price of $2 was arrived at through fig uring the cost of raising a young pig epn and tjie fanciers patriotically agreed to it. fAbout 3,000 pigeons have already been shipped across to France and a company of nearly 100 trained pigeon men has since gone to take charge of them. The government has decided to establish nnd equip lofts at all the camps in the country so as to familiar ize the signal corps recruits with the new service. The pigeons are to be used when atmospheric conditions in terfere with the electrical and wig wagging modes of communication. 1 tl1'.t 1 ; 7.1 !d;.t 1 F" 1 il 5 -r-u si w -Ait? TORIES AMERICl Siberian Timber Wolf Imagines He's Chow Dog POUT WASHINGTON, L. I. N. T. "Skoy" Is n full-blooded timber wolf belonging to Addison Mlaner, but ho doesn't know It, nnd believes himself to be a pet dog nri-.l is fully ns tame and playful as the chow dogs which are the pet of the Mizner establishment. 64 CMVf pe ioy wns born in the isrons too two yenrs ngo. Ills mother wns a full blooded Siberian wolf that had been given to tho oo by Prince I'uul Trou betskoy. Out of .compliment to the prince the officials presented him one of her whelps and the generous Rus sian In turn presented him to Ray mond Hitchcock, the comedlun. This Is how "Skoy" got his name, an abbre- iis(rr vlatlon of the Russian nume of Trou- netsuoy. The baby wolf was three weeks old when he came to live nt the Illtch- cock home nt Great Neck. However, a trip abroad necessitated making other urrangenicuts, and Hitchcock prevailed upon Addison Mlzner to bring him up at Ids kennels nt l'ort Washington. So Skoy was turned loose among a lot of chows nnd has grown up exactly like a dog. Not only ias he become a great pet, but lie has copied all the familiar dog tricks. He demands us much petp ting and affection ns any of the dogs on the place, and up to date there is not a single black mark against his character or conduct. Curator Ditmars of the Hronx zoo says Skoy is the only genuinely tame wolf he has ever known. There have been many so-called tame wolves, but they have never become so thoroughly domesticated as Skoy. lie has been associated with dogs so long that he probably imnglnes ho Is a dog. GJPATCrt J?J0-? ZAXWG CAtfWi. MCSOfo 7V TSfS rjPSACYSJ f .. .I. . . . ' . . wn me nameiieicis tlie pigeons are , containing from 5,000 to 10,000 was I cared for iii mobile coops. These re- j considered a common occurrence. j seinnie somewhat the ordinary moving I The English government discovered van and are set about a mile npart shortly after tho war began that in froin five to twenty miles In the rear j formation was being cnrrled to the en of the first line trenches. In them are etny by a method which It could not nesting boxes, observation traps, stor- I defect for a long time. Finally it was age room for feed and other acces- j learned that German subjects had es sories and accommodations for one or j tablished lofts in England where birds two men, who are constantly on duty. were kept for the express purpose of Ring a Bell on Entering. j carrying messages to Germany. The The pigeons enter through a door j authorities thereupon ordered all plg obstructcd by bob wires. These hang -'ons liberated, and put under govern- loosely and will swing in but not out. When a bird enters the movement of the wires sets off an electric bell and the attendant catches the pigeon and takes the message from an aluminum cup-shaped receptacle attached to one of Its legs. Major Griflin, nt the annual meeting of the American Racing I'lgeon union, said that of the messages that have been forwarded by homing pigeons from the trenches at the front, through barrage lire, In attacks going over the top, In cavalry charges and in infan try charges, 07 per cent had safely reached headquarters. He urged the I members to start their birds breeding j at once. This was in December; they usually do not start until the middle of February. The pigeon men acted on the suggestion and are now pre- ! nient control all that returned to their lofts. The supervision over homing pigeons In England now is so severe that nn owner cannot take even one bird into, the street or transfer it to another person without a police permit. Some of the wnr performances of homing pigeons, ns recorded in recent Issues of English pigeon papers, are interesting. During December a patrol smack released a pigeon ns it was torpedoed by a German submarine. The crew was floundering In the water and clinging to wreckage. The Germans saw the bird and wounded It with a rifle shot. It was not brought down, however, and twelve miles away landed on the deck of another patrol smack, with five flight feathers missing nnd nearly ex Like Scene from Certain Famous "Movie" Picture NEW YORK. The Manhattan end of tho Brooklyn Rrldge one day last week looked very much like a New England breakfast table where the old fashioned custom of serving plo with the toast, nnd coffee still lingers. Inci dentally many small boys had various kinds ol pie for their lunch, while a score or two went to work next day with n piece of pie in each hand. All this happened when a pie wng- ! on belonging to the Consumers'. I'ie I Hakiug company got tangled up with the emergency runway gate nt the .Manhattan end of the bridge. When traffic had been restored to normal 13 minutes later, and the street cars were again running for pie on street car tracks makes the going anything but good Leonard Kohlasch. loncenian .lames, who is stationed at the Manhattan end of the bridge, all miout me pie their origin, destination, and how tbpy were rerouted by a run away horse, which insisted upon spreading them all over the bridge. Kohlasch left the pie factory with a load of freshly baked pies for Park row eating places. The horse stepped out of the stable with its head in the air and started for Manhattan at a puce that would have done credit to Maud S. The rest can better be told by any small boy, nnd some large ones, who were near the accident. There was pie of every kind everywhere. It took 13 minutes to clean up the street car track" and during that time every one who felt like having a piece of pie helped himself. the driver of the wagon, told Like the Humble Snail, Man Carries His House LOS ANGELES. Introducing Charles Kellogg, Kellogg Springs, Cal., the human woodpecker. Mr. Kellogg was born In California, was raised by Indians and has a ranch at Kellogg Springs, but just now nnd probably for years to come his address will be: In u Roaming Redwood Tree, Somewhere, U. S. A. Mr. Kellogg recently fell victim to the wanderlust, but having lived In the woods the greater part of his life, he was reluctant to leave such surround ings, lie finally solved the problem, however, by deciding to take the woods or part of them with him. He hollowed out a 22-foot section of n huge redwood tree, mounted it on a motortruck chassis nnd began his Inside the tree-trunk as comfortably us any com- pared to keep tip a steady supply of j hnusted. The bird knew it could not birds for government use. The homing pigeon Is a swift as well as a sure messenger, vhen traveling with the wind it will fly at the rate of more than sixty miles an hour, nnd ainst the wind, at from thirty to thirty-five miles an hour. AA'hen liberated, the homer pigeon usually circles around the spot, grad ually rising until it recognizes some landmark, and once it has scented the direction, is off In a direct line to its home. The intelligence of these birds lias been shown in the trenches, where they have learned that to circle adds danger to JhjeJMlyes. It bj never gny todTsafe "ait these phfceT'of liberation, nnd the trained homer does not rise any higher than is necessary to get Its bearing, usually flying directly to the fear, withou! ascending more than n few feet above the ground. This Is not the general procedure of homing pigeons, the tendency of the birds when released in races ut home being to circle, sometimes for an hour over the spot where liberated. News to Germany by Bird. The United States Is not behind In pigeon racing. It has something like 4,000 homing pigeon fanciers. In Bel- glum pigeon racing wns long the na tional sport. It has been reported that as many as 30,000 pigeons have been released ut one time in the graud national races. In Englnnd a race No More Cherokee Chiefs. It Is along the line of progress that the chieftaincy is to be dropped by 1 lie Cherokee Indian nation. The Semlnoles have already dispensed with this relic of tribal government. Thus two of the five civilized Indian nations will soon have abandoned a tradition that has served only to b'nd them to a past which had better be forgotten. It has long been the con viction of the students of the Indian problem and friends of the Indian people, like Commissioner Cato Sells, New Sound Reproduction. Numerous attempts have been made to link the phonograph with the pro jector and give speech to the silent drama. Inability to obtain perfect synchronism of sound nnd motion has been ouly one of the bugaboos en countered. The limited capuclty of talking machine records, the difficulty of amplifying the sound sufficiently for theater purposes without Increas ing the foreign noises to an objection able degree, nnd the impossibility of rutting or mending a film without de- that the sooner the individual Indian is released from tribal connection nnd environment the better It will be for him and for the country. Christian Science Monitor. New Use for Telephone. According to Information from a re liable source, experiments conducted on the Canadian government rail roads with a telephone apparatus that permits verbal messages to be trans mitted to nnd from moving trains have met with highly gratifying re- stroying the usefulness of the sound record have been other of the bewil dering enigmas. Their solution has finnlly been undertaken In a new way und highly promising results attained. The newest system of tulkiug cine matography eliminates the phono graph mid utilizes a film record that is produced by photographic and ren dered by magnetic. Instead of mechan ical menus. This ennbles the sound nnd the picture records to be of cor responding lengths and synchronous. Popular Mechanic Mugatlne. reach land and sought this place of safety. The message the pigeon bore gave the location of the wrecked patrol boat, and the captain of the vessel on which It landed succeeded in reaching the spot in time to save every man. Another story is that the pilot of a seaplane doing special work in the Flanders section encountered a num ber of enemy planes, lie released one pigeon stating his location and nskln help. A minute later another pigeon arrived at headquarters telling that his tank had been destroyed and ask. ing that fighters be sent quickly to his altj. . ,.72 : '- Eighteen minutes inter another bird arrived from another pntrol seaplane, announcing that it had been shot down and that the pilot's companion had been killed, and that he thought his machine would float for some time. That was the end of the messages. Two seaplanes were quickly de spatched to the location given, and several small boats put out. This in formation could not have been con veyed by any other means. It was learned later that German destroyers had appeared on the scene and thnt they had probably rescued the pilot who had been clinging to his disabled plane, as when relief arrived the ma chine was found and the German de stroyers were seen speeding away. suits. Standard equipment is used and no difficulty has been encountered In getting distinct tones. Connection between the Instrument and rail is made through the cur wheels. Con-, trol of the system differs in no respect from ordinary telephone operation, nnd artificial amplifiers requiring ad justment are not employed. The In vention mnkes It possible for connec tions to be made between the fruin instrument and that of any regular telephone subscriber. Popular Me chanics Magazine. j OHIO GLEANINGS j wniiam King. 39, Dayton, died from a fracture of the skull, received wnen he wns struck by an automobile. Governor Cox appealed to Railroad Director Oenoral McAdoo for an or der to move hundreds of cars of com mercial fertilizer which farmere have ordered, but whJca are being held on railroad tracks. Amos L. Hitchcock, a Socialist 'school board member of Cleveland, was indicted on three counts by the federal grand Jury for violation of the espionage act. Before Governor Cox, Major Gen eral Edwin F. Glenn and thousands of visiting relatives and friends,' 30,- 000 selectlves gave mute evidence of their fitness as they passed in review at Camp Sherman. Housewives desiring to accumulate a supply of sugar for preserving and canning only will have to sisn cer tlflcates stalling their total previous purchases for that purpose and giv ing ineir total needs lor the year, Fred C. Croxton, Ohio food admlnls Irator, announced. Retail dealers will be supplied with certificates and will turn them into the food admin istratlon twice a month. Dr. Ralph Crawley of Marlon, grad uate of Ohio State university, h$i been commissioned lieutenant In the medical corpe and ordered to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga, While crawling over some carp, Ed ward Wester, 20, Dayton, was thrown underneath and both legs cut off. He died later. At Springfield a traction car struck a buggy containing H. If. Beery and Byron Stelnberger of I'rhana nnd the men wore hurled some distance Stelnberger is thought to have a frav t ti red skull. Dr. J. Knox Mongomery. New Con cord, president of Muskingum col lege, was nominated for governor by the Prohibition party at the Btate convention in Columbus. G. .1. Gra ham, Xenia, was nominated for lieji tenant governor; C. S. Poling, War ren, for secretary of state; ,1. B Bnggs, Toledo, for treasurer; David Evans, Reynoldsburg, attorney gen oral, and George S. llawke, Cincin nati, and A. L. Talcott, Cleveland, for judges of tho supreme court. Port Clinton saloonkeepers agreed to discontinue the sale of all package goods over bars. This includes bot tled beer. Dr. W. H. McMaster, president of Mt. Union college, Alliance, will ad dress the Ohio State Teachers' asso elation convention at Ce;lar Point, June 25. General Robert Patterson Kennedy of Bellefontaine, 7S, lieutenant gover nor of Ohio under Foraker and for mer member of congress, died of uraemic poisoning at a Columbus hospital, where he had been a patient for two weeks. General Kennedv was active in Ropublicnn politics many years and was familiarly known as "Fighting Bob." Grand Jury at Dayton returned two Indictments against Safety Director Harry P. James, one charging him with grand larceny in the theft of an automobile tire and the other accus ing him of accepting a bribe. ' Mark Turner, 23, was killed when his auto wns struck by an electric car neat Toledo. Evsry precinct and township in 'Jhio will have a committee of 15 rep resentatives of the Ohio branch, coun cil of national defense, to carry on war activities and spread war mes sages. Over them will be a county committee. No existing organization is to be supplanted. Copies of the plan were submitted to state head? Dt war organizations. They are to CHICAGO. In the language of the messenger boy "Get de dough I" Is rule 1-A. Max Rnshky, 'J040 Potomac avenue, knows the rule. He is employed at the Western Union branch office, just north of the river on Clark street Returning after delivering two messages yesterday, the boy met Mrs. Mabel Frlelander, 1212 North Lcavitt street. "Go over to 1822 Lincoln avenue, where I used to live, and see If there's any mall for me," she told him. Doffing his cap with a flourish. Max trotted nway und soon returned, but empty-handed. "B'ifteen cents, please," he said in i particularly crisp and exceedingly businesslike manner. "But I enn't pay you 15 cents," she replied. "That's the office charge," he answered firmly. "Well, I only have a dollar and a nickel." she responded. But Max had no intention of being eluded. He bounded after her, to pay a 5-cent fare, but he wanted his money. "Pay me ! Pay me !' the boy shouted as he squirmed through a crowd of passengers In pursuit of his quarry. "You've gotta pay me," Max declared. The altercation entertained the passengers until the car reached Monroe street. Mrs. Frlelander got off and strode across to State street. Max was tagging after, and finally she slapped him and he called a policeman. "Well, what'll I do with her?" Lieutenant McMahon at the South Clark street station asked the boy. "Lock her up If she don't pay," Max answered. "There's 15 cents for the original run, I've lost two hours chasing her nt 30 cents an hour, that's CO cents more, and 10 cents for carfare ; the whole thing Is 85 cents." Max "got de dough" all right. He bad Bright Boston Pupil. "What Is the meaning of 'alter ego,'" asked the teacher of the be ginners' class in Latin. "It means the 'other I,'" responded a pupil. "Give me a sentence containing the phrase." "He . winked his alter ego." Boston Transcript. Very Much So. "Did your new dressmaker give yo a good fit?" "Did she? They had two doctors working on me who I saw how I looked In If tour of the country, livin muter in his bungalow. The biggest problem Mr. Kellogg hns to overcome In converting tills tree trunk Into a home was how to hollow it. Some idea of his difficulty may be lnwl wlipn It- l L-nflU'n llinfr 0vin nn neetvlenp torph. Kllph na le nun1 i,,f through steel, failed to make satisfactory headway. Mr. Kellogg finally devised "e caI"'d "y Governor Cox again in a motor driven chisel. He finished the job himself with an ax. abo,,t two weeks to submit their sug- I 2PSfic.ns rn Hia n.an "Get de Douqh!" Is Strict Ruleand Boy Got It i "am" si, e 'government vvm J ..... --... wii XJIKA UlOlliUlJWC policies and in fraternal organiza tions during tho period of the war tor any soldier who may so desire. The soldier is to pay back Uncle Sam -ne year after the war. It is estimated that Ohio soldiers thus will be able to keep alive at least $1,000,000 worth 3f insurance which they took cut be fore the war. Business section and part of the residence section or criaersviue, a village six miles south of Lima, wa3 curned with a loss of about $130,000 Women helped fight the fire. The Stepleton general store and the Cri- aersville bank were the heaviest losers. Seven stores and half a dozen residences were consumed. Miss Juiia Hyer, 55, Washington C. H., was fatally injured when a train hit her automobile. Governor Cox and former Gover nors Harmon and Campbell definitely have decided to attend the meeting of the League to Enforce Peace. May IP, at Philadelphia. Ex-Governor Her rick probably will go. Former Gov ernor Willis expresses sympathy with the movement, but can net attend be cause it conflicts with previous en gagements. Charles Steese, 76, Akron's first mall carrier, is dead. United Hungarian societies at Youngstown indorsed war alms of the United States. Fire near Cleveland destroyed tho Cloverdale dairy plant of the Telling Belle Vernon Milk company, causing damage estimated at $30,000. Seventeen hundred employes of the Toledo Shipbuilding company, work ing on transport ships for the govern ment, went on strike for an increase of wages. Joseph Urig, 51, fell from a wreck train at Alliance and was killed. Worry over his son, who is with the Railbow division in France, is supposed to have caused the suicide of Thomas M. Marshall at Coshocton. Mrs. Jannie Groff, 47, hanged her self with a clothesline at her home In Dover. Two of her sons are in the army. Two bandits held up L. M. Go Zelle, paymaster of the Hunkin-Con-key Construction company at Cleve land, and robbed him of the com pany's pay money, amounting to ?.4,100. The robbers leaped from an automobile, struck Ge Zelle over the SM4 and threw pepper In his eyes. Everything All Right But for One Small Matter MILWAUKEE. It was Just an ordinary umbrella, such as one may see any rainy day In the hands of n pedestrian who seeks to avoid petting hf tho travels of that umbrella are sufficiently interesting to be worth recording. A north side citizen, formerly the ISffT Dine proprietor of a well-known summer re sort near this city, recently left his umbrella at the home of his son-in-law. The latter, having occasion to call on an acquaintance, took the um brella with blm, nnd, on leaving for home, absentmindedly left it at tho home of his friend. ' , On the following day the owner nsked his son-in-law for the umbrella; the latter told him the circumstances nnd promised to restore the article. Stilting the action, he proceeded to his frlend'8 house and procured the um brella, after which he boarded a car. After alighting he found to his chagrin he had left the Ill-starred parachute on the car. 'the next day he called at the office of the enr company and Inquired If an umbrella had been found. After a brief search the umbrella was produced and handed to the son-in-law, who hastened -to the hiuse of bis wife's parents to deliver tho lost property. When he arrived, with a triumphant smile he handed the umbrella to bis father-in-law, saying: "I bad a hard Ume finding It, but here it is at last." Imagine the young man's consternation when his wife's father exclaimed I "That'8 oil right, but this is not my umbrella I" . Bucyrns was granted funs ?nr a vocational night school for workrri by tho stato bourd of education. State botird of administration an nounced that one of Its Hcl:;teln heifers In tho dulry herd at the Ath ens state hospital now holds the rec ord for Ohio, fho Is Irma Johanna Concordia, 4 years old, who him Just completed a seventy odlciai record of 38,05 poi.ls cf butter from C58.0S pounds of milk. At Fremont llurold Zolrn, 4. got posnesslon of his father's revolvei and shot and killed himself. Frank Mazzano, Italian gangster at Akron, was sentenced to die in the electric chair Sept. 16. Mazzano la charged with being the actual mur dercr of Patrolman Gethin nichards. Arrival of additional selective ser vice men at Camp Sherman brought the total population of tho canton ment to approximately 41,000, the greatest number of men ever piar tered there at one time. The move ment completed the arrival of th first Increment of the second draft anJ hi ought the number of recruits received In the past three weeks tc nearly 17,000. Camp Perry, on Lake Erie, has been leased to the United States govern ment. The deal saves the state an annual upkeep expense of $4,000 tc $$r..0(i0, Adjutant General Wood said. Halting until her daughter left the house to go to work, Mrs. Damine Kalse, 44, Cambridge, locked nil the doors and killed herself. She had been ill. An army observation balloon on a test flight from Akron caught in some trees near Alliance. George Church, pilot, suffered a broken back, and John Tarry, his helper, was bad ly cut and bruised. Fire in the Flndlay branch of the Huebner-Toledo Breweries company caused a loss of $210,000. Dispute between the Cleveland Railway company and Its employes which threatened to result in a street car strike will be submitted to fed eral arbitration. Chester Allread, 42, a stock buyeT, committed suicide at Greenville by shooting himself with a revolver. All-read,- with another Greenville man and two women, was arrested at Union City after an automobile acci dent In which one of the women was fatally injured. Ruth, 2-year-old daughter of Wai ter Coulter, Washington C. H., fell into a candy bucket containing a few Inches of water and was drowned. Ten carloads of hay consigned to the government at Fort Thomas, Ky., were destroyed by fire on the railroad siding near London. Frank Brown, Marlon, was injured seriously when a train struck nis automobile. When their demand for a wage In crease from $4.50 to $6 per eight-hour day was refused, 80 carpenters at East Liverpool walked out on strike. At New Philadelphia two city blocks were destroyed by fire, with a loss or more than $100,000. The fire originated in the saloon of Robert Johnson. Ohio Wesleyan university officials announced that the diamond jubilee campaign had gono over the top and the needed 5800,000 had been oversubscribed. Mrs. Cora Watkins, 40, Marion, t-hot herself through the left breast in an attempt to commit suicide. She probably will recover. Burglars broken into N'athan Bex- man s store at Cleveland and stole merchandise valued at $1,500. William L. Hart, Alliance, was elected president of the war council of Canton district of the Methodist Episcopal church. Funds wlil be raised to support army chaplains. Dayton plans a war chest campaign similar to the ono conducted by Co lumbus. Iron workers employed on Jobs in various sections of Cincinnati went on striKe, demanding 10 cents an hour wage increase. Logan county Republican commit tee indorsed N. H. Fairbanks, Spring field, fcr state central committee man: Simeon D. Fess, Yellow Springs, for congressman, and A. Jay Miller, Bellefontaine, for attorney general. Ralston Steel Car company. Co- bimbus, will get a government order to build'3,000 steel cars at an approx imate price of $D,000.000. Governor Cox in a letter to county prosecutors urges rigid enforcement of the tramp law. which provides for imprisonment tor all able-bodied persons who refuse to work or look for work. Major Oscar A. Brindley and Col onel Damm, two expert aviation men, met death at the Moraine City avia tion field at Dayton. The machine dropped 400 feet while making a turn in the air. State Auditor Donahey In a report to the governor urges the abandon ment of the state and all county fair until the end of the war. Lloyd Allen, 24, of New York city, a cadet flyer at the Wilbur Wright field, near Dayton, met instant death when his machine crashed into a school building on the field. Former Mayor H. R, Williams of Vermillion has announced his candi dacy for the Democratic nomination for representative in the general as sembly from Erie county. Ohio State Nurses' association held an indignation meeting at Cleveland to protest against the alleged ten dency to "break down Ohio nurses training schools through the im proper use of political influence." The east side of Main street at Sterling, near Wooster, was swept by fire, starting in the grocery ware- room of E. S. Weiss & Son and caus ing $30,000 damage. Cleveland board of education voted to continue the teaching of the Ger man language- In the high schools. Wheat prospects for May 1 were 7 per cent of normal, which Is 4 per cent better than a year ago. State Secretary of Agriculture Shaw says, however: "Much of the wheat is still weak and thin and does not nos- ress the degree of vitality that shouki ce shown at this time under mora favorable circumstances." Superintendent Wilson Hawkins of the Newark public schools has been elected superintendent of the Canton schools at a salary of $4,000 a vear.