Word has been received that five boys who were members of the 324th Heavy Field Artillery were safe and well after the armistice was signed. This will be a great relief to their relatives and friends as this division was in the thick of the fight.This is the division which received special mention from General Pershing. The Delphos members were: Corp. Kenneth Peltier, Corp. E.J. Rahrig, Private Chas. Hesseling, Private Frank Wrasman and Private George Kelble.
W.W. 2 War
Prisoner Is Liberated
Mrs. Mary Myers, of Middle Point, was notified by the War Department that her husband, Pvt. Harold Myers, 27, a prisoner in Germany, had returned to U.S. military control.
Pvt. Myers, confined in Stalag 11-P, was reported missing on January 20 in France, while serving in an infantry of the Seventh Army. He was reported a prisoner on April 4. The date of his liberation was not announced.
The Middle Point soldier who was the second Van Wert County man officially reported liberated, has been overseas since last October. He is a former employee of the France Stone Company at Middle Point.
Delphos Herald, May 14, 1945
Congress took its first steps toward demobilization legislating today as the army revealed plans to send virtually all physically-fit troops in this country overseas as soon as they can be replaced.
Chairman Andrew May of the house military affairs committee said he believed the fall of Germany was “close enough” for the War Department to let congress in on its plan for demobilization and reorganization of the army after V-E Day.
Delphos Herald, Apr. 11, 1945
Dr. J.F. Ockuly
Retires After 54 Years
An extended vacation has been started by Dr. J.F. Ockuly of 501 East Third street, who has discontinued his practice in Delphos and retired for a well-deserved rest. Needless to say, he will be missed not only as a doctor but as one of our well-known and honored citizens.
Failing eyesight has caused Dr. Ockuly to halt his 54 year career of medicine. Several years ago he received a Certificate of Distinction for 50 years in the practice of medicine from the Ohio State Medical Association.
During the first decade of practice, he drove a horse and buggy through snow and mud and almost impassable roads in Ottoville and vicinity. In the later years, he has driven his own car on calls only in daylight for the past few years.
Before coming to Delphos in Sept., 1924, he practiced in Ottoville for 23 years. He met his wife there, the former Mary Miller. They observed their golden wedding, June 16, 1953.
They are the parents of four sons, all doctors. They are Dr. Eugene, Dr. Edward, Dr. Orville and Dr. John Ockley.
The doctor’s health, other than eye trouble, is excellent for a man of 81. His wife too is in excellent health. He has had his office at the corner of West Third and Canal streets for the entire 31 years he has practiced in Delphos.
Delphos Herald, Sept. 21, 1955
School Personnel, Food Handlers to Get X-Rays
The x-ray mobile unit is returning to Delphos after a 10-month lay-off while repairs were made on it in Cleveland.
The unit, to be stationed in front of the People’s National Bank, will be here to x-ray school personnel of all schools in Delphos and immediate area, and food handlers. This is required annually by the newly created Lima-Allen County General Health District Board.
Delphos Herald, Sept. 14, 1955
Search for Crippled Children
(submitted by the Delphos Crippled Children Society)
Parents seeking care for crippled or otherwise handicapped children in the Delphos area are urged to contact the Delphos Society for Crippled Children, the Easter Seal Society.
In a special announcement, Doctor Clint Miller, president of the Society, asked parents and other citizens to notify the Delphos Society if they know of a crippled child who needs help.
“By crippled we mean not only those who are unable to walk, but there are many other kinds of handicapped conditions. The Society stands ready to provide care and treatment of all kinds, including glasses and hearing aids and opportunities to attend summer camps,” Dr. Miller said.
Delphos Herald, Apr. 4, 1955
Effective September 21, we Tony’s City Cab Co. will discontinue our Taxicab Service to enable us to devote full time to our
MOVING AND STORAGE
We wish at this time to express our sincere thanks to everyone whom we have had the privilege of extending our service during our 14 years of taxi operation.
We hope to have the privilege in the future of serving your moving, storage and rental needs.
As in the past
Just Call 2-2221
Edgar Van Autreve
Delphos Herald, Sept. 2, 1955
Coal is being used on the farm in growing quantities for quick-drying hay, corn and other small grain corps, by means of mobile stoker-fired crop dryers. More than 9,000 fuel burning crop dryers are now on the nation’s farms.
Delphos Herald, July 12, 1955
Man With or Without
Truckto Haul Coal
—— Apply at ——
City Fuel Co.
Delphos Herald, Sept. 12, 1955
Lennox Furnace Company
The Lennox Furnace Company today announced plans to build a one-story factory, with 70,000 square feet of floor space on a 15-acre site, west of Lima.
The new plant will consolidate tool and die making and production machining facilities now housed in two separate Lima locations.
The Lima Register Co., a subsidiary of Lennox, will move into one of the old buildings. Both structures are owned by Lennox.
Delphos Herald, Aug. 8, 1955
The newly organized St. John’s football team will begin practice September 1, according to coach Robert Arnzen, with equipment being issued the early part of next week.
Athletic director, Rev. E.C. Herr, announced that season tickets will go on sale the first week of school for the four home games.
Parents of the boys considering football are reminded at this time of the meeting on Thursday evening, Aug. 25, in the Little Theater. This meeting will be held at 9:00 p.m. immediately following the weekly holy hour. All parents having boys considering football are asked to attend.
All boys intending to come out for football are to report for their physical examination on Thursday evening following holy hour. They are to report to the Home Arts room in the high school building.
Aug. 24, 1955
Local Man 95 This Week
One of the oldest men in Delphos, probably the oldest, observed his 95th birthday this week.
Elmer Stevick was born at Fairhaven, Ohio. He lived, at Bluffton, Ind., before coming to Delphos in 1881 and has lived here since that time.
He established rather a record in railroad work, having been employed on the Cloverleaf, now the Nickel Plate, for 50 years and 8 months. He was one of those who built what is now the Nickel Plate out of Delphos, which was at first a narrow gauge line.
Mr. Stevick may be advanced in years but he is young in spirit. He lives alone at his home on West Seventh street but walks about town every day or two and is fond of visiting with his many friends as he meets them about town.
Aug. 24, 1955
House of Vogts Grand Opening
The elaborate new House of Vogts restaurant will have its grand opening Friday and Saturday and it will represent the realization of a dream the owners have had ever since the fire Aug. 4,1 961, that leveled the old Vogt and Vogt which was located on E. 2nd St.
William Buschor, a son-in-law of Lee Vogt and a student of architectural engineering, played a substantial role in the planning of contemporary design of both the interior and exterior of the restaurant.
Construction began in December and took about six months. Much interest was shown by Delphos people, who were curious to see the finished product as the unusual structure began to take shape.
In the addition to the banquet room which will accommodate large parties, there are three other dining rooms for customers to choose from and the modern decor makes each of them attractive and distinctive.
There is also a cozy cocktail lounge, a thoroughly modern and efficient kitchen and the restaurant provides an elaborate menu.
Of the menu, Lee Vogt says, “I was in the restaurant business up town for 25 years and based the reputation of my business on the qualities to my customers for the next 25 years.”
The Vogts, Lee, Neil and Dick, have adopted the motto, “A family to serve families,” in the new restaurant which is also soundproof so that diners can relax and enjoy their food.
Delphos Herald, June 13, 1962