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The canal probably saved the life of A.R. Tabler, fireman, at the Hinde & Dauch paper mill Saturday night when gasoline which he was pouring into the gas tank of his automobile took fire.

Tabler had gone into the company’s garage, where a car, a Ford sedan, and the company’s truck was stored. He started to fill the tank of his car from a 5-gallon can when fumes from the gas took fire from a lantern he had with him.

The burning fluid was thrown over his clothing and he saved his life by running to the canal and throwing himself into the water.

His right hand was badly burned, the skin of the entire back of the hand being burned. He was taken to the office of a physician for treatment.

The fire department was called to the scene of the fire. The machines were moved out and the flames soon extinguished.

The upholstering of the sedan was damaged and the machine was otherwise scorched. One tire was burned on the truck and this machine was otherwise scorched. One tire was burned on the truck and this machine also was considerably scorched.

The building was not damaged.

Delphos Herald,

March 23, 1926


To Rehearse

For Concert

The members of the Delphos Choral society will meet for rehearsal at Jefferson auditorium Tuesday evening. The ladies are requested to meet promptly at 7:30 and the men at 8:00. It is especially requested that all members be present as work for a concert to be given after Easter will be taken up in earnest at this time.

Delphos Herald,

March 23, 1926


Rubber Roads

Said to be Best

A plan for widespread promotion of rubber roads in Great Britain has been reported to the Commerce Dept. by its London office.

For durability, cleanliness and freedom of vibration, roads made from rubber blocks are said to be unequaled.

A British rubber paving block company has been formed, with the idea of selling such roads for “special quiet areas,” such as surround hospitals, historic buildings and bridges.

Delphos Herald,

July 20, 1928


Police and Firemen

Prefer Comfort to Being,

‘Dressed Up’

They are certainly fine new uniforms and it does seem too bad that the people of Delphos have no opportunity to see their new service uniforms just now.

But at that, you can’t exactly blame the members of the police and fire departments for delaying the initiation was indefinitely delayed.

The uniforms are of a good grade of material and not at all of the summer variety. Hence, all people who have been suffering from the heat, will appreciate the position of the police and firemen, who, naturally, prefer comfort to being “dressed up,” in their new uniforms.

The new outfits do make a pleasing appearance of the police and firemen when they get a chance to wear the new clothing, which, in the meantime is reposing in solitary state in the office of Mayor Williams at the city building.

Delphos Herald,

July 20, 1928


Famous Negro Runner

Marries Cleveland Girl

Minnie Ruth Solomen, comely colored maid in a local hair-dressing parlor, wrinkled her nose in the general direction of Los Angeles and Miss Quincella Nickerson today and went to the railroad station to say goodbye to her brand new husband, Jessie Owens, negro sprint star.

The ill-at-ease Jessie, non too sure of his welcome after stories got about that he was planning to marry the Los Angeles colored girl while Minnie Ruth waited for him here, arrived by train at 6 p.m. last night and within 4 hours he was married.

Delphos Herald,

July 6, 1935


Gramm Truck Wind

in Contest

The Gramm truck, manufactured in Delphos, won in a contest against three standard makes of trucks two weeks ago when subjected to a severe test. The trucks were tried out at Batavia, N.Y. for two weeks, hauling sand. Frank Mericle, of Delphos, made the demonstration for the local company. The Batavia council was in the market for a truck and after the demonstration the Gramm truck received the vote of four members of the city council. Two other trucks received one vote each, while the fourth received none. The Gramm truck was purchased and is now in service there.

Delphos Herald,

Sept. 7, 1926


Slippery Pavement causes

Accident with Delphos

and Lima cars

A slippery pavement was the cause of an automobile accident in which several Delphos people were involved Friday evening.

Ralph Brickner, driving a Maxwell coach and accompanied by Miss Helen Schosker, Mrs. Wm. Diller, Mrs. A.S. Brenneman and Arthur Diller, was returning to Delphos from Lima. A Chevrolet coach ahead of his car slowed down suddenly and Mr. Brickner applied his brakes. The car skidded on the wet pavement, turned sideways on the road and was struck by an Essex coach, driven by H.C. Ross, Lima.

The Ross car was thrown into the ditch and turned over on the side. It was badly damaged. Ross was not injured.

Miss Schosker was thrown from the car to the pavement and had a number of scratches and bruises but was not otherwise injured. The other occupants of the Delphos car escaped injury.

The frame of the Maxwell was bent as were the fenders, and the body was somewhat sprung.

The accident happened about one mile east of Elida.

Delphos Herald,

Dec. 1928


Shooting at

Threshing Site

As a result of a threshing dispute in which Winifred Williams was shot and killed at the Green farm, near Bluffton, one week ago last Saturday, three indictments for murder in the first degree were returned by a special jury in Hancock County court at Findlay.

The indicated men are, Homer Green and his two sons, Merritt, 26 and Lehr, 20. On account of feeling against the accused men and threatened mob violence they are now being held in a secret jail.

The slaying of Winifred Williams, and the shooting of his father took place on the Green farm a week ago. It culminated a grudge between the two families which existed from the time Green leased his farm to Edgar Hartman on a grain share basis.

Homer Green said that he had rented his farm to the tenant with the understanding that he was to have the threshing right, when harvest came. He later learned that Bart Williams and his son were given the threshing rights on the farm. The shooting took place when the Williams threshing outfit was driven to the Green farm. Winifred Williams was instantly killed and Bart Williams, the father, was wounded, when a shotgun in the hands of Merritt Green was discharged.

Delphos Herald,

Sept. 7, 1926


Will Receive War


Assurance that Delphos will receive a number of World War (one) trophies has been given in a letter to John Wahmhoff curator of the local museum, written by Earl Fisher, former Delphos resident, who is acting under the direction of the adjutant general in the distribution of the war materials.

The letter from Mr. Fisher asked as to whether the application for the materials has the approval of the local Legion post. He states that it has been the policy to take care of all Legion applications first but that no such application has been received from the Delphos Legion.

This matter will come before the meeting of the Legion here next week and it is likely that it will receive the approval of this organization.

A formal application blank was entered with the letter from Mr. Fisher and this will be filled out and sent in by Mr. Wahmhoff as soon as the Legion has given its approval.

Mr. Fisher states that the allotment which will be sent to Delphos includes: a machine gun, 10 rifles, 10 bayonets, 2 canteens, 2 sabres, 1 cartridge case and 2 helmets.

These were all taken during the war and will make an interesting addition to the museum.

It is housed in the basement of the library building and is carefully arranged and classified. It is open each week at least once.

It is frequently visited by classes from the local public and parochial schools and on these occasions, Mr. Wahmhoff gives interesting explanations of the various exhibits.

Delphos Herald,

Sept. 9, 1926


Notice Eagles

Picnic at Fisher’s Grove, 2 1/2 miles east of Ft. Jennings, Sunday, Sept. 14. All members and their families are urged to attend. Bring your friends. It will not be necessary to bring tickets, as all refreshments will be free. Members having automobiles are urged to stop at Eagles hall between 8:00 and 9:30 and assist in furnishing conveyance for those who have no machines. John Altenburger, W.P.

Delphos Herald,

Sept, 9, 1926


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