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Defiance Crescent News (Newspaper) - February 25, 1940, Defiance, Ohio Defiance county s Only daily Independent owned and made in Defiance Cwb volume Lii Defiance Ohio monday february 26, 1940 the Crescent Newt with 4,200 circulation reaches a hide Market Iii n. Ohio number 201 Koivisto lost finns prepare to quit vir0r6 Neutral scandinavians Call for War end. Agree to act As unit Paris reveals German naval units Aid russians in Arctic bulletin Stockholm feb. 26.�?reports from the finnish fighting front reaching Stockholm today claimed that the arrival reinforcements especially artillery was enabling the finns to hold against russian attacks Viborg. Flaming end to a russian tank Helsinki feb. 26�?forced into untenable positions by the eve increasing soviet offensive the karelian isthmus Finland a armies abandoned Tho fortified Koivisto islands the Western extremity the Mannerheim line today and prepared to abandon the once thriving City Viborg to the invaders. Loss the Koivisto Island Sand presumably the Mammoth a he a s Funera to be he a fortress where for Days a a Sui this blaring russian tank is one scores that Mot a flaming end in the fighting near the Summa sector the Mannerheim line. The finns discovered that dynamite and gasoline Are very effective in stopping tile red juggernauts. Crews ale usually burned to death before they can escape. Emma Ankney 6 succumbs Here Peter Wilhelm in Troy fire taken by death cide squad finnish artillerymen held out against the russians was officially admitted in the finnish High commands a lid a1 communique. Seemingly reliable military information indicated that Viborg itself would be Given up but not until the retreating finns had wrecked it from Stem to Stern to carry out the dictum Field marshal Mannerheim that nothing but a a scorched Earth cursed by god would fall into russian hands. Except for the Koivisto loss the communique spoke in glowing terms finnish successes in beating off attacks by the strongly reinforced russian army occupation. Wednesday afternoon at Sherwood Emma Rose Ankney six year old daughter Oney a. And Troy . Feb 20. Many valuable painting collected at great expense were lost today when fire swept the palatial three Story residence mrs. Mary Hay Ner widow William Hayner a distiller. The exterior is Stone but Clara Ankney one and a Hall flames gutted the Frame super Miles East Sherwood died Structure causing damage Esti sunday at 8 40 p. In. In deft mated at $100,000. Ance Hospital after being ill since mrs. Hayner and her Daugh january with heart disease. Ter Are in Florida and servants the child was taken Home feb. Had been preparing the Resi-18 from the Hospital after six Dence for their return tuesday Days and then returned at p. 81-year old Defiance Many a rites will be held tuesday funeral Peter Wilhelm 81, retired Defiance Miller who died at 1 30 a. In. Sunday at his Home 806 Riverside Avenue will be held from St. Mary a Catholic Church Here at 9 a. In. Tuesday with Rev. Gerald f. Connolly in charge. Interment will be in Riverside cemetery. Or. Wilhelm had been in failing health since a stroke paralysis nov. 22, 1938. He suf clock sunday evening . Faces three Emma was a first Grade Pupil Tim Renu at Sherwood. Tests third term feed a second stroke two weeks the funeral will be held wed ago pneumonia developed mesday at 1 30 p. In. In the Moats j Washington feb. 26�?previ thursday. Funeral Home Sherwood and at Dent Roosevelt today faces three . Wilhelm was born in Rei-2 p. In. In St. Johns lutheran major political tests that should Church near Sherwood. The i provide a Public answer to the at least 15,000 new troops and. A a a ,. Scores new Field guns and pastor Rev. E. A. Neitzel will third term question within an tanks participated in the russian attack. Clithe Bavaria Germany nov. 14, 1858. He came to the United states at the age 17 and located in Defiance where he has by International news service at Copenhagen Sweden Norway and Denmark at a conference their foreign ministers issued a Call for termination Europe a two wars and announced their willingness to Aid any project promising restoration peace. They expressed a profound desire for speedy termination the Russo finnish conflict condition that finnish Independence is fully preserved and announced a policy acting As Fici ate and burial will be in other six weeks. Sherwood cemetery. The body these tests Are the Democrat since made his Home will remain at the Moats Funer tic presidential preferential Pri i he was employed for Many a1 Home until it is taken to the Manes in new Hampshire years at the Erie Mills going Church following the 1 30 p. In. March 9�. Wisconsin april 2i from there to the Wilhelm Mills rites. And Illinois april 9. His name when the milling business reach the child leaves her parents in entered irrevocably in Tho edits end he secured employ her grandmother mrs. Rose new Hampshire and Illinois Pri ment at the Defiance machine Chamberlin Delaware township Mari and he has until March works. Later he worked at the two Sisters Catherine 5, and 1 to stay in get out the Helen 3 weeks and Kenenth. 2 Wisconsin test. Late bulletins judge Manton loses plea to escape pen Defiance pressed steel co. He had been retired for about eight years. Surviving Are his wife the for t. Mer Mary Mohren to whom he dance Barracks the state High two men die As train and truck hit at Edgerton gasoline tank exploded by Impact and bodies badly burned Chicago and Monterey by. Pair Are victims As tractor stalls Edgerton feb. 26�?two truck Drivers were killed at 12 47 a. In. Today worn the tractor the Evans motor freight co., Chicago outfit they operated was struck by a new York Central limited at the East crossing route 6 in Edgerton. The gasoline tank exploded and the bodies were badly burned. The dead were tentatively identified As Hudson Hall 32, Monterey ky., Driver the outfit. Fred Hogue 42, new Michigan hotel 22nd Street and Michigan Avenue Chicago. Identified by log identification was made through a log Book found in the Semi trailer. The bodies were taken to the Krill funeral Home hero. Contact with relatives Hogue had not been made this afternoon but an undertaker was his Way Here from Monterey to get the body Hall. The vehicle stalled it was believed. As Hall drove into the path the East bound train. So terrific was the Impact the tractor was ripped from the trailer by the Pilot the locomotive. The trailer remained upright the right Side the Road. The body Hogue wrapped in blankets indicating he had been asleep was dumped into a ditch about 300 feet cast the crossing. Cab still Pilot the train stopped a mile Down the track. The truck cab was still the Pilot with Hall inside. The collision shattered a gasoline tank and sprayed the front the locomotive with gasoline which ignited. Hall was so badly burned facial features were obliterated. Blankets wrapped around Hogue were blazing when trainmen reached him. Patrolman t. A. Brindle and n. A. Decenzo from the Dell state restores w. A. Hull As pension manager Here order civil service commission commands troops provides full benefits dating from Jan. I William a. Hull Emma l. Bates Dies at age 77 rites will be wednesday in Moats funeral Home Sherwood. Feb. 26�?mrs. Emma l. Bates wife d. A. Bates half a mile South Whites Mills in Delaware township died sunday at 3 25 p. In. In Defiance Hospital a heart ailment. She would have been 77 years old next month. Mrs. Bates a Fri had been sick since june was taken to the Hospital a month ago. The body has been removed to the Moats funeral heme where services will be held wednesday at to a. In. Burial will be in the Cooper cemetery four Miles Southwest Paulding. Surviving Are the husband two daughters mrs. Nitah Mcnamara fort Jennings o., and i s Vesta Bates at Home and a son James Bates Quincey Mich. Three sons and three daughters preceded the Mother in death. By International news service Columbus feb. 26 a the state civil service commission today had restored William a. Hull As sub division manager the Ohio Aid for the aged office at Defiance with full benefits effective from Jan. I 1940. The re instatement was effected through changing a previous removal order to a suspension without pay from sept. 9 to Jan i. Editors note no copy the civil service commissions report had been received today by . Hull at the Aid for aged office. In Columbus the International news service Bureau was informed that the order had been mailed. Or. Hull served As manager the state pension office Here from its establishment until he was succeeded sept 9. 1939. By Scott Hurni Hicksville Republican. Or. Hurni was appointed after the removal order had been issued against Hull based charges alleged political activity and failure to keep proper records. On Jan. 5 the state civil service commission conducted a hearing in Defiance. The charge political activity against Hull was not pressed due to Lack evidence. On the other charge it was shown that . Hulls failure to use a new report form had been due to instructions not to Start until receiving personal direction from a representative the state office who had not yet appeared. T . Hull was represented at the Jan. 5 hearing by Shaw Weaner and Clemens. Or. Hull a former Deputy county auditor now is working in the county treasurers office. He was City clerk during the administration the late mayor Edwin a. Latty and since leaving City Hall has continued As clerk the City Council. Marshal Fevzi Cakmak commander in chief the rapidly expanding turkish army la marshal Fevzi Cakmak who it bringing his troops to a High pitch efficiency As the near East crisis heightens. Turkey occupies a key position in the event expected activities in the Spring. Mussolini and Welles Confer american envoy will leave Rome for Berlin tuesday night May expand Road work Washington feb. 26.�?former u. S. Circuit judge Martin t. Manton for 22 years a member the Federal judiciary today lost his Appeal to the supreme court to escape prison for con i piracy to take bribes. He faces Columbus feb. 26.�?governor a unit in any situation affecting Bricker Analysed Ohio Relief con their neutrality. Editions today with the Heads swedish Premier per Albin three major state departments Hansson in a speech at Stock and afterwards intimated Iha. Menus aim Ici ulivo a win Finland a erow1nf"1shntald 1� i the Highway work Relief pro Bra a two year prison sentence and j meet at Smith Brothers funeral Finland i growing but Only j May be expanded. A $10,000 Fine. Within the scope official pol j was married 55 years ago a daughter miss Margaret Wilhelm at Home a son Alvin j., also at Home and one granddaughter mrs. Gail Smith Bryan. A son William preceded him in death. The remains Are at the Smith Brothers funeral Home. Friends and relatives will Way patrol were called. Coroner h. J. I Usan Montpelier returned a verdict accidental death. The train was said to be travelling about 85 Miles an hour when the collision occurred. Two sent to chair for Pennsy killings icy which refuses to Send i j father 8 hangs in cell feet military Aid. Cincinnati feb. 26.�?robert Long 39-year old father eight children ended his life today by hanging himself in his cell in Cincinnati Central police station. He was being held a charge abusing his family authorities reported. Accused in assault Home tonight at 7 45 clock to recite the Rosary. He warned that the a risk Sweden and other countries becoming involved in War with the great Powers is an indication How grave i this risk is was seen when Paris officials revealed that Light German naval units including sub j marines Are operating with rus i a5jt roitt7axf�i a a Sian naval units in the Petsako i ast Holts 6 families Murmansk area the Arctic Springfield o., feb. 26.-ex Ocean which also is being a Losion a a kerosene stove and ironed by a British Fleet. The subsequent fire routed six the Netherlands government families from a Springfield announced it was sending a apartment House today. Loss Strong protest to Berlin after was estimated at $540. Two German planes few Over Holland and one damaged a dutch pion1 in an Aerial Battle. Sharp Senate Battle Over Trade treaties Washington. Feb. 26�?a demo weather Ohio mostly Clouds and cratic warning that the Roose warmer tonight and tuesday velt Hull reciprocal Trade trea with Light Snow in North this ties mean a a ruins for the West fought. And Northeast portion today touched off a Sharp sen ate Battle Over House approved 1w#eatpe?legislation to extend the admin temperature s is ration a Trade pacts making Olav at 8 a. In. 19 Power for three years. Today at 2 p. In. 25 senator Wheeler d Mon yesterday maximum. 26 Tana charged the treaties a could safuxdayvmaximum1. A do a Ltd a harm ruin saturday minimum. 12 mimn8. Cattle lumber and farm p a inches rainfall interests the West. He pre a to new York court Ford rain Quot total a the i Man la Hine 8 3 m ,5 dieted it would a go hard Quot with j ment in the Quot Art gallery mystery tin month 1.20 any Western senators seeking i beating Milton b. Logan. Police w. H. Strahle 69 taken by death Bryan feb. 26�?William h. Strahle 69, a Farmer died sunday at 4 p. In. In his horns three Miles is Lith Bryan after being seriously ill for several months with heart trouble. The body has been removed to the Oberlin Ford funeral Home Here where services will be held wednesday at 2 p. In. With Rev. C. A. Stewart pastor the first Brethren Church Here officiating. Burial will be in the Bryan cemetery. Or. Strahle leaves his wife and a daughter mrs. Harry Zimmerman at Home. Violent sneezing again grips girl Marietta o., feb. 26.�?eleven-year old Marjorie Ruth Kaneff was seized with another attack violent sneezing today and was returned to a Hospital for further treatment. Previously it had been believed thai her sneezing which had continued for five Days had been halted. Physicians blamed a disturbance near the brain for her condition. Former red general and staff executed j Rockview Penitentiary Bellej Fonte. Pa., feb. 26�?a negro cop killer who had to be forced into i j the electric chair and a con-1 damned Man who had refused All but liquid food the last month his life went to their deaths with contrasting fear and courage today. Seized with fright 34-year old William Kelly Philadelphia negro cop Slayer struggled As he entered the death chamber and had to be held a he was strapped in the chair. A few minutes before Andrew Schurtz 54. Of Shamokin shuffled calmly to the death chair without show fear motion land died shortly after Midnight j without protest. London feb. 26 a Gen n. K. Meret Skov former commander the red army troops in Finland has been executed along with his entire staff officers according to a Reuters dispatch from Stockholm. De sales open forum to begin Here tonight father kills two children wounds divorced wife a escort and himself Akron feb. 26�?blazing away Faulk 2 1-2, slain in bed. She with an automatic pistol a had been shot through the head jealousy crazed father Early to i seven year old Warren Foulk Day shot and killed his two and his lather Russell Foulk children seriously wounded his j 33, were found with Bullet divorced wife a escort and then wounds in the head. The boy critically wounded himself. Died shortly after arrival at City police Learned the shooting Hospital where his father was when Frank Bender 39, suffer in critical condition. Pm tit sin ire fret 1 a a a a a a a Taigia seeking gating Milton b. Logan. Police ing from a Bullet wound in the police said that the shooting today at 8 a. In 6 i 50 re Elemon who supported the discovered blood stains Phoi Chest staggered into police took place when mrs. Foulk re today at 2 n. In. 1.75 treaty program. He discounted j partner john1 who a Headquarters and said j turned heme with Bender from yesterday a 2 p. In. 1.65. Heavily administration claims j suicide accused Poggi bludgeon a go to 187 Wheeler Street a movie. �?�>9 77 a Ren amp the for the Extension res i my Hun Over the head with an there has been a j benders condition was said to 2968 1 solution 1 Iron ppe 1 there police found Mary Jane be a fairly when Rev. W. T. Sullivan pm. D., professor european his j tory opens the five session for-1 urn series conducted by Mem-1 hers Desales College Toledo,1 in the High school auditorium Here tonight it is expected by the Defiance sponsoring committee that a Large crowd will be present. He will discuss the topic other dates the series Are March 4i and 25, and april 8 and 22. Britons amazed As clippers quit Bermuda stops new York feb. 26�?pan american airways decision to drop Bermuda As a stopping place after March 15 the eastward trans Atlantic flights its big Clipper ships today dismayed British officials in the United states who saw in it a possible partial breaking the Allied blockade Germany. By circumventing Bermuda the clippers can Fly to Lisbon Portugal and there connect with an italian air line to Rome and thus according to the fears British officials possibly open a new Channel for the transmission financial Aid to the nazis. The pan american announcement made no mention the j recent outburst congressional indignation Over action the British in making seizure american mail destined for Germany aboard the clippers and subjecting it to confiscation and censorship. Rome feb. 26�? in his first informal Contact with a chief a european state since president Roosevelt sent him abroad a a fact finding misses United states undersecretary state Sumner Welles called Premier Mussolini today. Ii Duce received the american envoy in his Gigantic study at the Palazzo Venezia. Earlier in the Day. He had held what was officially described As an a exceedingly pleasant and very cordial interview with foreign minister count Galeazzo Ciano. Welles who is leaving for Berlin tuesday night instead wednesday As originally planned spent an hour and a half with Ciano. My Feeters observe 55th anniversary . And mrs. Ben Mcfeeters near Ney observed their 55th wedding anniversary saturday at their residence with a dinner. Or. Mcfeeters is 78, and mrs. Mcfeeters the former Elizabeth Boyer is 71 years old. Or. Mcfeeters was born the place where he new lives and mrs. Mcfeeters was born in Delaware township. They have two daughters and a son who were with them the anniversary. They Are mrs. Nora Kroger a Laware township mrs. Bessie Digby grand rapids o., and r. R. Mcfeeters. Hicksville. Two from Defiance with College choir t. B. Johnston files for renomination barometer Reading at 8 a. In. Reading at 2 p. In. Heed dry a radio plea. Vote More farm Cash Washington feb. 26.�?acting quickly after receiving a radio message from president Roose j velt the House appropriations committee today voted out a Bill which would make an addition a1 $60,000,000 for soil conserva Tion payments immediately available. Stale representative Titus b Johnston filed petitions today we Ith clerk Archie i. Hoeffel the election Board for renomination the Republican ticket in the May 14 primary. He was the first to file for a county office. Another party committeeman filed today Florian Eek Democrat precinct a second Ward fractures Pelvis her Pelvis fractured in a fall mrs. Fred Marshaus route 2. New Bavaria was brought to Defiance Hospital saturday at 6 p in. Mrs. Marshaus was injured when she fell ice at the farm. Two Defiance students at Wittenberg College will be members the Wittenberg a Cappella choir when it starts its annual i easter concert tour in Findlay March 3. They Are Robert Shepfer son . And mrs. C. V. Shepter 918 Holgate Avenue and Donald Gahris. Son . And mrs. B. Gahris 1200 Jefferson ave. Both Are baritones. Tile choir will tour Ohio Indiana. Michigan and Illinois for two weeks. They will offer do Boh Quot seven last words with B Ham professor music at Wittenberg. Fritz Krueger and Ada Margret Kommel As soloist. Attends convention county superintendent Paul h. Underhill is attending the convention the National education association in St. Louis. Or. Underhill left sunday no will r turn thursday

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