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Friday, December 27, 2013 9:00 PM

Dallas, Tex. — Luther Collins of Oak Cliff, a Dallas suburb, has invented a machine designed to answer the telephone while the housewife or office force is out.

In a private exhibition in Chicago recently, the “Ansophone,” as the machine is called, took dictation from the demonstrator and later when the phone rang it whirred faintly and said, “Mr. Blank is out of his office at present. He will return at 2 o’clock. Please call again.”

Having given the message, the “ansophone” automatically reverses itself and prepared for another call, to repeat the same message.

Delphos Herald,

Nov. 6, 1928


Fractures Right Arm

in Accident

Henry Perrin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Perrin, of Ottoville, suffered a severe fracture of the right forearm at his home Tuesday afternoon.

The accident occurred while Perrin was attempting to crank a Ford.

A local physician was called and the fracture was reduced.

Delphos Herald,

Mar. 30, 1927


Girls Reserve Program

Given at Jefferson

The weekly program of the Girl Reserve was given in Jefferson auditorium Wednesday morning in the presence of all the pupils of the entire high school.

Girl Reserve songs were sung and a program was given, explaining the work of the organization. Miss Florence Fobes was in charge of the affair.

Miss Martha Steinle gave a short outline of work of the organization and Miss Margaret Roberts was in charge of the scripture reading.

Miss Loretta Herman gave the Girl Reserve prayer. The program was interesting and pleasing.

Delphos Herald,

Mar. 31, 1927


(This is a reprint of my article from Oct. 10, 1998)

‘Narrow-gauge’ fever

“Wednesday evening, Jan. 23, prompted by business and a desire to see the country, we took a trip by buggy along the proposed Delphos and Kokomo narrow-gauge to Willshire.”


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