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Santa will come to this city next Saturday and will arrive in an airplane.

Chris Schram has donated the use of his lot north of the Lincoln Highway and east of the Ft. Jennings road as a landing field.

Santa Claus is to fly over the surrounding towns before coming to Delphos. At each town he will drop literature telling the kiddies there of his Delphos visit. He will arrive here between 2:30 and 3:00 and will circle low over the city several times so the kiddies can see him in the plane. He will drop literature and candy to the youngsters.

He will then land and be escorted to Main street where he will make trips up and down the street and business people who desire to present gifts to the kiddies can do so when Santa arrives in front of their places of businesses.

Delphos Herald,

Dec. 3, 1928

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A Good Deed -

Christmas Story

On Christmas morning, just as the residents of a densely populated tenement district in New York City were rousing from their sleep, the fire alarm was given from one of the buildings. It spread as though the fire fiend himself were behind it, fanning it with his wings. In a very short time, 40 families, fathers, mothers and little children were turned homeless into the street, with the thermometer near zero.

In the immediate neighborhood of the spot where the fire raged, was a hospital for the poor, with many patients, like all hospitals for the poor. There was no thought of danger to the hospital at first. But then a nurse discovered that its roof was on fire. There was then mad haste to get the patients out. Quick and kindly police officers came to the help of the firemen and hospital staff. The children’s ward contained 13 sick babies. They and all the other patients were wrapped in blankets and carried swiftly out of the burning building, the grown ones upon stretchers and in chairs, the babies in the big policemen’s arms.

What to do with them? A few doors from the hospital was a hotel. It was not so very large or very fine, but if the proprietor of the grandest hotel in the United States has as big a heart as the man who conducts that small house then he may be sure of going to heaven. A police officer, John Moje, went to him and asked him if he would give shelter to the helpless sick men and women and babies who had been turned into the street in the bitter cold.

“Sure I will,” he answered, “You shall have every room in the house.”

Then he roused his guests and they vacated their rooms for the sick. It was an object lesson of peace on earth and good will to men at 7 o’clock on Christmas morning.

Delphos Herald,

Jan. 14, 1897

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Parachute, Lost During

Fair, is Found

A parachute which was lost during the fair last August has at last been found.

Fred Fortener, 109 North State, found the parachute in a field north of the Pennsylvania tracks between Jennings creek and the overhead of the traction line.

This parachute was lost on Saturday night, Aug. 25, the last day of the fair. It was one of five which were used in that balloon ascension. Four of these were recovered at the time but the fifth could not be found.

It is now being dried out and will be shipped to the owners, the St. Clair sisters, of Grand Rapids, Mich. Ed Wulfhorst, chairman of the free acts committee of the Delphos Tri-County Fair Association, has written the owners, that the parachute has been found and will be returned.

Delphos Herald,

Nov. 10, 1928

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Guest No. 1,000

Registers at

City Building

Pat Wade, Toledo, had the honor of being guest No. 1,000 to register at the “rooming” which is conducted by the city officials at the city building.

The fact that there have been 1,000 transients stop at this “inn” so far this year is proof of the free lodging afforded. There were five applicants for shelter there Friday night.

Delphos Herald,

Nov. 10, 1928

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Frankfort High is

Suspended

from I.H.S.A.A.

The Frankfort High School, of Frankfort, Indiana, was suspended from the Indiana State High School Athletic Association Wednesday. The cause for suspension was given in a report. They charged that the school had imported from another Indiana school two star basketball players. The Frankfort school denies the charges.

Delphos Herald,

Nov. 8, 1928

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Donations for

St. John’s Bazaar

Pouring In

Donations were pouring in Wednesday night at St. John’s school for the bazaar which is to be conducted by the Young Ladies Sodality at St. John’s auditorium this evening.

Chickens, country produce and a large quantity of other donations were brought in Wednesday night. Many articles of fancy work and other contributions had been previously received. The indications are that the bazaar will be a great success.

Booths were built in the auditorium Wednesday evening and have been decorated so that the large hall will present a gala appearance this evening.

The bazaar opened for the kiddies this afternoon. A fish pond and other attractions had been prepared for their amusement.

The serving of lunches at 5:00 o’clock this evening will mark the opening of the affair for the grown people. A large attendance is anticipated for the lunches and for the evening.

A later edition of the Herald reported that approximately 500 lunches were served.

Delphos Herald,

Nov. 8, 1928

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No Official Celebration

of Armistice Day

There will be no official celebration of Armistice Day in Delphos this year, the officers of the American Legion announce.

It is planned, however, to visit the various cemeteries in and near Delphos to place flags on the graves of veterans. The two cemeteries in Delphos to place new flags on the graves of veterans and also the Walnut Grove and Hartshorn cemeteries near the Auglaize River.

They plan to place the new flags on the graves of the veterans of the Civil War, Spanish American War and the World War relieving the G.A.R. in this service as they did in the past. The flags which were placed on the graves on Memorial Day and which are now badly weather-worn will be removed.

New markers will be placed wherever they are needed.

The Legion is also planning to have poppies offered for sale, as is the usual custom. The poppies will be sold both on Saturday and Monday, Memorial Day, falling upon Sunday this year.

The money which is derived from the poppy sale will be used for the purchase of bronze markers for graves and other grave decorations.

Delphos Herald,

Nov. 7, 1928

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Indians Use Planes

To Check Trap Lines

Calgary, Alberta — Nothing so indicates the wide-spread use of the airplane beyond the fringe of Canadian civilization as the fact that Indian trappers are using the plane to reach their trap lines. Natives made wealthy from profitable returns from their fur trades have long graduated from dog sleds to motor cars, but now the mail plane from Mayo occasionally carries Indian trappers, who find it an economical method of travel, a few hours of comfort in the air being substituted for days spent trailing behind a dog team.

Delphos Herald,

Nov. 8, 1928

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Ohio Northern to

Celebrate “Hatchet Day”

A dispatch from Ada says: One of Ohio Northern’s oldest traditions, “Hatchet Day,” will be celebrated here Nov. 15 and 16. These festivities commemorate the cessations hostilities between students of the engineering and pharmacy schools which marked earlier days at Northern. Rivalry for predominance in athletic contests, however, is nonetheless keen and much interest is taken in these events.

Thursday evening’s program will be marked by a flag rush, banquet and movie show. Friday morning’s chapel hour will be featured by services conducted over the casket containing the “hatchet,” after which it will be buried, typifying the end of all enmity. The engineer-pharmic tug-of-war, greased pig race and football game are scheduled for Friday afternoon.

Delphos Herald,

Nov. 7, 1928

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