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Jim Krumel: Biggest newspaper ever in Allen County

Jim Krumel Ruth Gunther, of Lima, said she was going to make the “supreme sacrifice” — she was going to “quit liking boys.” Robert Robenalt vowed to win the soap box derby. • After performing in his 43rd New Year’s Eve dance orchestra in Chicago, top-hatted Ted Lewis of Circleville, Ohio, told United Press International that, “people don’t get as drunk as they used to.” Night clubs were still a huge hit in Lima, however. Martin’s Tavern on Findlay Road advertised dancing and three shows every night of the week, 365 days in the year. • More than 500 area residents joined the military in 1949. • The Ada Bulldogs were saluted for being one of 1949’s top high school football teams with an 8-1 record. Their coach was Lee Tressel, father of former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel. • Lima industry had a strong base that included places like Westinghouse, Artkraft Manufacturing, Hamilton Standard Controls and Davidson Enamel Products. However, the manufacturing sector was coming off a year that included employment cutbacks and the slashing of inventories. Its hope for jobs came from North Star Woolen Mills, which planned to move its headquarters to Lima from Minneapolis, and Westinghouse, which closed 1949 with its highest employment level of the year.

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• Full coverage: Minnesota State Fair 2018 • Fundraiser: Church launches campaign to replace ancient fair ovens These machines are still in working order, and they bring back sights, sounds and smells from the turn of the last century. “We simulate what a weekly newspaper in the 1930s might have looked like,” explains Linda Falkman, the museum’s director. She says that the flow of the museum is pretty similar to what it was like in the old days. “They produce the news on the Linotype machines. Then it was put over on the composing table. Then the very heavy form was put onto the newspaper printing press. And then there’s a folder that folded them three times, which gives you the quarter fold that we have today,” she said. Some of the machines are over 100 years old. The Linotype, which casts the newspaper text in lead bars, was invented in the late 19th century.

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