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The Lincoln Highway garage will be opened under new ownership next Monday morning.

Theodore Noirot, of Scott’s Crossing, has purchased the garage from Frank Scherger, trustee in bankruptcy for V.L. Bowyer, and will operate the place hereafter.

Mr. Noirot, formerly resided on a farm near Scott’s Crossing. Mr. Bowyer will be employed as mechanic at the garage.

Several minor changes are being made to place the garage in readiness for the reopening.

Delphos Herald,

Apr. 2, 1927


Drivers Escape

Serious Injury

Two drivers, Virgil Thines, 503 East Second St. and C.C. Jenkins, Rushmore, were fortunate in escaping death or serious injury when the cars they were driving crashed at Scott and Fourth streets at about 9:20 Saturday morning.

Thines was driving south on Scott street with the M.B. Lindemann grocery truck and was crossing Fourth when the Jenkins machine, a Ford touring car, struck the right side of his truck near the rear wheel.

A wheel was broken off the truck and it overturned forty feet from the intersection. Thines was pinned under the machine until Jenkins went to his aid.

The Jenkins car turned completely over, landing right side up, after which the driver crawled out through the broken top which was completely crushed and other damage was done.

Thines sustained only a slight contusion on the side of his head. Jenkins was not injured. Both are congratulating themselves on their fortunate escapes.

Delphos Herald,

Apr. 2, 1927


New Locomotives Are

Painted Olive Green

And Striped With

Red and Gold

Are railway locomotives to follow the example of the automobile industry in the matter of style and color?

Twenty new locomotives, which will be delivered to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad next week by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, will be painted olive green, striped with red and gold, and put into service on the passenger trains between Washington and New York.

So far as is known, this is the only railroad to change in recent years of its locomotives from the usual sombre black.

When these verdant giants of the rail haul their burdens between the Eastern Cities, they will also bear the names of the Presidents of the United States, in addition to the usual numerical designation, commencing with the first president. The 5301 will become the “President Adams,” the 5300 will become the “President Washington,” the 5302, the “President Jefferson,” down to President Arthur.

The new color scheme was adapted for these locomotives in order to have these locomotives have the whole train harmonized. The coaches as well as the mail, express and baggage cars, in use on the B. & O. are olive green and the new locomotives will match this hue, with a little touch of red and gold added to enhance their appearance.

Delphos Herald,

Apr. 2, 1927


Has Suggestions to

Eliminate Scott’s Crossing

P.J. Backus has a suggestion to overcome the dangers of Scott’s Crossing. He would re-route Harding Highway on the north side of the railroad by turning the road to the east a short distance to the crossing at the elevator.

His letter to editor of the Herald follows:


“Will you please tell the people this, for more safety at Scott’s Crossing. For the lives of the traveling public on the Railway trains and those traveling in cars on the Highway.

“Run a detour through Scott’s Orchard, so the west bound traffic on the highway can avoid dangering their lives and the lives of the people on the fast trains. Another good point is that it would parallel the traffic, causing the auto driving public to slow down and making it possible for them to cross the tracks on a level. In case a fast train was ever derailed by an automobile, it could not go into the Auglaize River Valley, if the surface was level at this elevator crossing.

“Until an overhead or underground crossing can be installed, one crossing should be plenty, for the present traffic. I tried to put a highway through Scott’s orchard in 1899, and this is 1927. Nothing could have saved the children’s mothers’ lives, which were lost here last Saturday, but a by-pass through Scott’s orchard. Also this would do away with one of the most dangerous crossings in Ohio.

Yours sincerely,

P.J. Backus

(P.S. Mr. Backus of Delphos, invented many things, including railroad gates. R.H.)

Delphos Herald,

Apr. 1, 1927


Partial obituary, one of the oldest residents of Washington Township, Van Wert County.

One of the oldest residents of Washington Township, Mrs. Cresentia Smith, answered the call to the great beyond at her home about three miles west of Delphos Thursday morning. She had contracted a cold last Tuesday and on Wednesday was able to go about her work at her home in the usual way. Flu developed Thursday morning, proving too great a task, due to her advanced age.

Mrs. Smith was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Baldauf on August 24, 1842 in Regansburg, Germany. At the age of nine years, she and her parents came to this country and resided at a little settlement at French Creek, Ohio. The past sixty-one years were spent at the old home place where she passed away.

Delphos Herald,

Apr. 1, 1927



For Sale - Outhouse

Phone Jackson 1372


For Sale - April Fool

candy. Palace Sweet Shop


For Sale - Four large

window panes - Holly 1164

Delphos Herald,

Mar. 31, 1927


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