2 – The Herald Wednesday, August 3, 2011
For The Record
OCAL PRICESCLUB WINNER
Vol. 142 No. 43
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising manager
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Helen FrancesHemkerPaul J. Bryan
Reputed Klansman dies
High temperature Tuesdayin Delphos was 92 degrees,low was 68. Rainfall wasrecorded at .14 inch. High ayear ago today was 85, lowwas 73. Record high for todayis 97, set in 1964. Record lowis 48, set in 1965.
July 8, 1922-July 29, 2011
Helen Frances Hemker, 89,of Kettering, died July 29 atHospice of Dayton.She was born July 8, 1922,to Asa and Esther (Audet)Strouth.She is survived by her hus-band George, five sons, twodaughters, 15 grandchildrenand seven great-grandchil-dren.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at noon Thursday atSt. Albert the Great CatholicChurch in Kettering.Condolences may be madeat www.tobiasfuneralhome.com
April 28, 1935-Aug. 2, 2011
Paul J. Bryan, 76, of Ada,died at 10:20 a.m. Tuesdayat Richland Manor NursingHome, Bluffton.He was born April 28,1935, in Delphos to Don andLagora (Martin) Bryan, whopreceded him in death.On Oct. 20, 1990, he mar-ried Sandra S. Fisher, whosurvives in Ada. He was pre-ceded in death by his firstwife, Helen Louise BrinkmanMartin.Survivors also include ason, Donald (Tamara) Bryanof Ada; two daughters,Rebecca (Chris Haggerty)Bryan of California City,Calif., and Paula Wagner of Delphos; a brother, Vernon(Ann) Bryan of Delphos; threegrandchildren, Alicia (Kenny)Gibson, Nicholas Bryan andSean Wagner; and one great-grandchild, Alivia Gibson.He was also preceded indeath by two sisters, BettyReynolds and Dorothy Kuhn.Mr. Bryan was a butcherhis whole life. He began atRoth Meat Market in Delphosat the age of 16. He thenworked at Krogers and Panglesof Delphos and retired fromChief Supermarket. He ownedand operated Bryan’s ButcherShop and Purple Power PizzaShop in Ada. He was a mem-ber of Moose Lodge 428 inKenton and the Ada VFWPost 9381 Dad’s Club. Heloved raising horses, dogs,fishing and especially playingcards with his children andgrandchildren.Funeral services will beginat 11 a.m. Friday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada,Chaplain Bill Herr officiat-ing. Burial will be in FisherCemetery, Jackson Township.Friends may call from 2-4p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursdayand until the time of servicesFriday at the funeral home.Preferred memorials are tothe LaFayette Jackson RescueSquad and/or Ada LibertyTownship Rescue Squad.Condolences may beexpressed at firstname.lastname@example.orgJACKSON, Miss. (AP) —James Ford Seale, a reputedKu Klux Klansman impris-oned for his role in the seg-regation-era abduction andkilling of two black men inrural Mississippi, has died,a spokesman with federalBureau of Prisons said.Seale died Tuesday inTerre Haute, Ind., where hehad been serving three lifesentences after being con-victed in 2007, Bureau of Prisons spokesman EdmondRoss told The AssociatedPress. He was 76.Ross said he did not knowthe cause of Seale’s death,which was first reportedby Jackson newspaper TheClarion-Ledger.Seale was convicted of two counts of kidnapping andone of conspiracy to com-mit kidnapping in the 1964deaths of Henry HezekiahDee and Charles EddieMoore, both 19.The two were kidnappedin the woods of southwesternMississippi near Natchez.Prosecutors said Seale,a former crop duster, waswith a group of Klansmenwhen they abducted Mooreand Dee from a rural stretchof highway in southwestMississippi. The Klansmentook the teens into thewoods and beat and inter-rogated them about rumorsthat blacks in the area wereplanning an armed uprising,prosecutors said.The decomposed bodieswere found in July 1964 asfederal authorities searchedfor the bodies of three civilrights workers who had alsodisappeared that summer.That case became known as“Mississippi Burning” andovershadowed the deaths of Dee and Moore.Seale and another man,Charles Marcus Edwards,briefly faced state murdercharges in the deaths of Dee and Moore in 1964, butthe charges were quicklythrown out. Prosecutors saidthe charges were droppedbecause local law enforce-ment officers were in collu-sion with the Klan.Many people thoughtSeale was dead until 2005,when he was discovered liv-ing a town not far from wherethe teens were abducted.The case was reopened, andEdwards became the gov-ernment’s star witness afterhe was promised immunityfrom prosecution.In March 2010, the5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the evi-dence against Seale was suf-ficient for the jury convictionin the trial that took place 43years after the crimes. Laterthat year, the U.S. SupremeCourt refused to hear Seale’sappeal.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressWEDNESDAY NIGHT
:Mostly clear. Lows in themid 60s. North winds 5 to 15mph.
: Mostlysunny. Highs in the upper 80s.Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
:Mostly clear in the eveningthen becoming partly cloudy.Lows in the upper 60s. Eastwinds around 10 mph.
: Partly cloudywith a 40 percent chance of showers and storms. Highs inthe upper 80s.
:Becoming mostly cloudy. A30 percent chance of showersand thunderstorms. Lows inthe lower 70s.
SATURDAY, SATURDAY NIGHT
: Partlycloudy. Highs in the upper80s. Lows in the upper 60s.
Delphos FirefightersAssoc. 300 Club winner
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Travis M. Tippie
April 27, 1971-Aug. 3, 2011
Travis M. Tippie, 40, of Delphos, died at 2:17 am.today at his mother’s home.He was born April 27,1971, in Dunedin, Fla., toTheresa (Bertling) Nathansonand Thomas R. Tippie. Hismother survives in Delphos.His father preceded him indeath on Sept. 13, 2003.Survivors include twodaughters, Rileigh Tippie andOlivia Tippie of Delphos; asister, Cayonna Torman of Van Wert; three brothers,Toby (Lisa) Tippie of Lima,Andrew (Miranda) Tippieof Findlay and ChristopherShowalter of Delphos; hisstepmother, Cindy Tippie of Gulfport, Fla.; and grand-mother Margie Bertling of Delphos.He was also preceded indeath by his grandparentsBud Bertling and Roy andCatherine Tippie.Mr. Tippie was a UnionCarpenter’s Local 372 for 15years. He was a 1989 graduateof Jefferson High School andenjoyed motorcycle riding,building motorcycles, hiking,camping, the outdoors andspending time with his chil-dren. He was a member of theCarpenters Local of Lima.Funeral services will beginat 11 a.m. Friday at Harterand Schier Funeral Home, theRev. Brian Bucher officiating.Burial will be in St. John’sCemetery.Friends may call fromnoon to 8 p.m. Thursday andone hour prior to services onFriday at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, memori-al contributions may be madeto his children with checkspayable to Toby Tippie orTheresa Nathanson.
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tactic is to park an officer infront of the residence. Thiswould take place at everysuspected drug house in townif there were enough moneyto enlarge Fittro’s force tothe level required for suchaction. Unfortunately, he saidhis budget has been cut in thelast two years and he can’tenlarge his ranks. He saidbecause Delphos is small,drug activity here could besuppressed to the point of barely existing but that wouldrequire manpower the citycan’t finance.Drug enforcement isn’t assimple as some may think andFittro reminds residents of hisMay 2010 roundup.“For several monthsbefore we had that big hitof 20 people, I had everyoneand their brother coming upto me saying ‘what are youdoing? What are you doing?What are you doing?’ I toldthem to just bear with me.There are things going onthat the public doesn’t seeand we can’t tell them. So,people get the idea we’renot doing anything but drugcases aren’t put togetherovernight. With the way thecourt system wants them puttogether and the way pros-ecutors will accept them,they aren’t cases that can beput together that quickly,”he said.Fittro also indicated thatpolice resources must bespent so as to not be wasted.Cases have to be accurate andbuilt to bring a convictionbut police are only one com-ponent to an imperfect sys-tem. Judges can dole out lightsentences, jails can be fulland prosecutors can reducecharges during plea negotia-tions.
A girl was born Aug. 2to Justin and Jaed Davis of Venedocia.
By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, Aug.3, the 215th day of 2011. Thereare 150 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight inHistory:
On Aug. 3, 1936, JesseOwens of the United Stateswon the first of his four goldmedals at the Berlin Olympicsas he took the 100-metersprint.
On this date:
In 1492, ChristopherColumbus set sail from Palos,Spain, on a voyage thattook him to the present-dayAmericas.In 1807, former VicePresident Aaron Burr went ontrial before a federal court inRichmond, Va., charged withtreason. (He was acquitted lessthan a month later.)In 1811, Elisha Otis, found-er of the elevator company thatstill bears his name, was bornin Halifax, Vt.In 1914, Germany declaredwar on France at the onset of World War I.In 1921, baseball commis-sioner Kenesaw MountainLandis refused to reinstatethe former Chicago WhiteSox players implicated in the“Black Sox” scandal, despitetheir acquittals in a jury trial.In 1943, Gen. George S.Patton slapped a private at anarmy hospital in Sicily, accus-ing him of cowardice. (Pattonwas later ordered by Gen.Dwight D. Eisenhower to apol-ogize for this and a second,similar episode.)In 1949, the NationalBasketball Association wasformed as a merger of theBasketball Association of America and the NationalBasketball League.In 1958, the nuclear-pow-ered submarine USS Nautilusbecame the first vessel to crossthe North Pole underwater.In 1960, the African coun-try of Niger (nee-ZHEHR’)achieved full independencefrom French rule.In 1966, comedian LennyBruce, 40, was found dead inhis Los Angeles home.In 1981, U.S. air traffic con-trollers went on strike, despitea warning from PresidentRonald Reagan they would befired, which they were.
Ten years ago:
U.S.Fulbright scholar John Tobinwas released from a Russianprison after serving half of a one-year drug sentenceand winning parole. ActorChristopher Hewett died inLos Angeles at age 80.