Lease of additional Waterworks Park land to be used for parking facilities at the Fruehauf Trailer factory here, for a period of 99 years, is to be granted the Fruehauf Trailer Co., Inc.
Legislation authorizing the leasing of the public lands was passed by City Council at its regular session. Request was made by Gus Plumpe, Ft. Wayne, a Fruehauf representative.
The land to be leased extends about 338 feet east and west and about 50 feet deep on the west and about 80 feet at the Route 66 edge, lying south of the Hunt street park drive and north of the factory fence. The section will be graded and stoned by the Fruehauf Company and will be available for local and area picnickers on Sundays and holidays for parking.
The new industry will also straighten the drive running east from Hunt street.
A request for a traffic light on Route 66 at the factory entrance was also approved by council.
Production at the Fruehauf factory here is expected to start early in May with the assembling of the auto-transport (car hauler) being scheduled. Parts for the first 50 car haulers are to be fabricated at the Ft. Wayne factory and brought here for assembling, Mr. Plumpe said.
In addition to the car-hauler, the Delphos plant will probably complete special reefers, refrigerator trailers, with the skeleton trailers being constructed at the Avon Lake plant, the largest of the ten Fruehauf trailer factories throughout the country.
The Fruehauf official stated that some 70 welding machines will be required for the car-hauler line and a production schedule for 5 trailers a day will be the goal.
Apr. 13, 1955
Lutheran Church to Sponsor Harp Concert Here
A special treat is in store for Delphos and area music lovers on Sunday afternoon, according to the Rev. David Lynn, pastor of St.. Peter’s Lutheran Church, when Otto Baganz of Plymouth, Wisc., rated among the top concert harpists in America today, presented a concert here.
Mr. Baganz is the only living exponent of Lutheran Choral and Christian hymns on the harp in the nation. He studied under such greats as Enrico Tramont, recognized as the world’s greatest harpist; Edmund Schueker, the great chorale harpist, and Joseph Vito, of Chicago. For many years he was a member of symphony orchestras in Chicago and other Illinois cities.
His $10,000 harp was especially made for exhibit in the Hall of Religion at the Chicago World’s Fair where he played it daily.
Although he has played the harp on national radio programs, Baganz prefers to limit his work to churches.
The concert here Sunday will start at 3 p.m. at the Lutheran Church. The general public is cordially invited and a free will offering will be received to defray expenses.
Apr. 22, 1955
New Super Market
to Open About November 1st
A new supermarket is scheduled to open in Delphos next November, according to an announcement made by Gilbert Brandehoff, who is erecting a new building for the grocery on the site of the Century Club Cafe, which was destroyed by fire several months ago.
The new building will be of concrete block construction with a brick front and will be 140 by 50 feet in size. The location is on Elida Ave. at the east edge of Delphos.
The new super market is to be opened by Arthur Becker of Beaverdam and L.W. Meyers, Fort Jennings. Presently Meyers operates an IGA supermarket in Ft. Jennings. Construction was started more than a week ago by R.J. Osting, local contractor.
According to Mr. Brandehoff, a black-topped parking lot for some 150 autos will also be provided at the new super market.
July 22, 1955
Old Model A
Ford Involved in Crash
A 26-year-old auto was damaged extensively in an auto-truck crash near Fort Jennings on Thursday.
The auto, a 1929 Model A Ford tudor, driven by Otto Holdgreve, 77, of 228 1/2 North Main street, Delphos, collided with a truck driven by Kenneth Miller, 25, of Route 1, Cloverdale, at the intersection of State Route 190 and County Road 34, about 1.4 miles southwest of Ft. Jennings at 1:25 p.m. Thursday.
According to Lima Post state highway patrol, the truck was stopped legally on the county road for Route 190 when Mr. Holdgreve made a right turn off the state road and struck the left rear tire and wheel of the truck. The tire and wheel on the truck was damaged while the front end of the Model A was demolished. No one was injured.
Mr. Holdgreve was cited to appear before Mayor Walter Bigelow of Ottoville in an improper right turn. Hearing is scheduled for Sunday, July 31.
July 29, 1955
To Meet Saturday
A meeting of the Delphos Throttle Twisters (Motorcycle) Club is scheduled at the Sanders Cycle Sales, Route 2, Delphos, Saturday evening.
All members are urged to attend this meeting set to start at 7 o’clock.
July 21, 1955
We Wish To Contact
Steady Worker to
Sunoco Station in Delphos
Contact Toomy’s Motel
732 West Fifth
Apr. 13, 1955