|Truck convoy on Lincoln Highway|
|Saturday, June 22, 2013 12:11 AM|
Delphos is to be on the line of the first transcontinental army motor convoy trip. This trip has been authorized by the Secretary of War.
The Lincoln Highway has been designated as the route to be followed and the wise location establishes it as the first Atlantic to Pacific Military Highway and its ultimate selection as the backbone route of any Federal Highway System.
The cross country trip of this first motor transport convoy will in its way be as historic an event as the first trans-Atlantic flight.
The Lincoln Highway Association has for many months been working with the War Department and the Motor Transport Corps in assisting in the selection and logging of the various routes from interior manufacturing centers to the Atlantic coast during the war; and later in providing the necessary data for the first transcontinental trip, the necessity of linking up interstate travel.
Two complete truck companies of war strength, consisting of a total of 42 army trucks, as well as a number of the B type designs, accompanied by five staff, observation and reconnaissance passenger cars, complement of motorcycles, ambulances, tank trucks, mobile field kitchens, mobile repair shops and signal corps searchlight trucks, and a personnel of 200 army officers and men will be officially started from the Capitol at Washington on July 7. The convoy will proceed by way of Frederick to Gettysburg, Pa., from which point the Lincoln Highway will be followed to San Francisco.
July 2, 1919
Policeman Bryan Looking
at Dirty Pig Pens
Health Officer Marsh and Sanitary policeman Bryan have been looking after dirty pig pens and other sources of filth about the city, and served notices on the parties owning the property to clean up at once. The public health demands it.
Aug. 17, 1895
Services at the Presbyterian Church tomorrow will be as follows: Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m., preaching 10 a.m. Subject, “Godliness is Profitable’; evening service, preaching at 8 o’clock, subject “Is There a Hell?” Duet by Misses Anna Bussert and Lillian Arthur. Rev. E.M. Page, pastor.
Aug. 17, 1895
To Be Delayed
It now looks as though Franklin and First streets would not be improved or would be delayed considerably, Sheriff Conn, of Van Wert County, and deputy sheriff Doit Fisher, of Allen County were here last evening and served notice on the city officials, to prevent the sale of $12,000 worth of bonds for street improvement.
“Jacob Shaffer vs. The Village of Delphos.”
The officials have decided to fight the suit and make a test case, which, if won, will settle the street improvement question for all time. The bond sale has been deferred awaiting the decision of the court.
Aug. 17, 1895
Civil War Story
(This was the famous Andrew Raiders that stole a train from the Confederates. R.H.)
A small but appreciative crowd met Capt. Dorsey in G.A.R. hall Wednesday evening to hear his account of the Andrews’ raid into the heart of the Confederacy in 1862. From beginning to end he held the interest of his hearers. Necessarily he could not give more than a mere sketch of the events of the race for life, and the attendant horrors of life in the prison pens of the south, the hanging of Andrews and his seven comrades, the escape and final release of the others.
June 11, 1896
Rich Find of
Fossils Near Cleveland
More fossil fishes and sharks are being turned out in one day by a power shovel operating to the west of Cleveland, known to geologists as the Big Creek basin, than the old-time collectors would bring to light in a whole season. Since lots are being laid out in this part of Cleveland, shale, prized by scientists for its fishy relics of a past age, the Museum of Natural History has obtained the co-operation of one of the land companies to manipulate a steam shovel. Though Big Creek is only one foot deep, sharks, five feet long are caught by the shovel. Many choice fishes, millions of years old, are being saved to science.
Feb. 23, 1927
Having accepted a position with A.M. Reinhart, the new proprietor of the Opera House Meat Market, I invite all my friends and the public to call and give us a share of their patronage. Mr. Reinhart will have on hand at all times everything to be had in a first-class meat market, and I assure you he will treat you in the most courteous manner.
Respectfully John Weiter
Jan. 21, 1899
Peerless Jubilee Concert Co.
High Class Colored Singers
Old Plantation Melodies
Male Quartet -
Solos and Readings
Friday, Feb. 25,
Admission 50 cents
Feb. 25, 1927
Middle Point Girls
Team in Auto Crash
The Middle Point girls basketball team was in an automobile accident Friday night. The car in which they were riding to the Van Wert tournament collided with another machine and was wrecked. They were not injured, but the girls were nervous as a result, and were easy victims in their game with the York High girls.
Feb. 26, 1927
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