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The Advertising Medium for Bluffton Trade Territory VOLUME NO. LXIII TO SCREEN CITY WATER SUPPLY Aerating Deck at Municipal Plant to be Covered by Fine Mesh Wire Water Supply Not Contaminat ed by Wrigglers, University Expert Says Wrigglers in Bluffton’s municipal water supply were identified this week by Dr. Raymond C. Osburn, Ohio State University zoologist, as “bloodworms”, or the larvae of a small fly known as the midge. Their presence in the water could not possibly have a harmful effect, and no contagion would develop even should the worms be swallowed, he pointed out. Dr. Osburn, head of the depart ment of zoology at Ohio State uni versity, made his report after identi fying several speciments sent to him last week by W. O. Geiger, science instructor at Bluffton High school. Lay Eggs Early Ln commenting on the situation, Dr. Osburn said midges abound in the spring and lay their eggs in shallow pools of water before the snow has gone. These eggs later develop into the larvae stage which has been found recently in Bluff ton’s water supply. un two ex The water coming from deep derground wells and stored in covered concrete reservoirs is posed to the midge fly only during the aerating process necessary to free water from its sulphur content, it was stated by John Swisher, su perintendent of the light and water works plant which provides the water supply. (Continued on page 8) city Luginbill-Risser Wedding On Easter In-an Easter ceremony, Miss Mel vena Luginbill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Luginbill, residing west of Bluffton, became the bride of Orville Risser of Vaughnsville. The wedding took place Sunday afternoon at one o’clock at the hqpie of the bride with her pastor, Rev. P. A. Kliewer of the Ebenezer Men nonite church officiating. The •frig ceremony was used. single before ferns, a yel- The vows were exchanged an altar decorated with daisies and snapdragons, with low and white color motif prevailing. Preceding the ceremony two vocal numbers, “I Love You Truly” and “God Made You Mine” were sung by Waldo Hofstetter. close Norma Luginbuhl, bride’s attendant, was attended by brother of the Miss friend, was the and the groom Myron Luginbill, bride. for the occasion a The bride wore blue suit with harmonizing accessor ies and shoulder corsage of sweet peas and pink rosebuds. Her attendant wore a strawberry red suit with white rosebud corsage. The bridegroom and best man wore dark suits with carnation bouton nieres. Members of the immediate fami lies and a few friends who attended the wedding enjoyed a wedding din ner at the home of the bride fol lowing the ceremony. Mrs. Risser is a graduate of Bluff ton high school. Mr. Risser was graduated from Vaughnsville high school. Following a short wedding trip they will reside on a farm near Rimer. Comic Opera At Pandora This Week Glee clubs will present the Nancy of Pandora High school a comic opera, __ _____ Lee”, in the auditorium on Friday and nights. “Joan of Pandora Saturday director Miss Elvira Niswander, of music at the school, is in charge of the presentation. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Nis wander, of Bluffton. Approximately 85 singers will ap pear in the presentation. Some of the principals include Alice Jean Steiner, Claire Basinger, Elva Jones, Daniel Cook, Ruth Geiger, Harold Diller, Esther Shoemaker, Shirl Mil ler, Earl Lehman, Chris Basinger, David Schutz, Paul Schutz and Paul Basinger. ace takes pl ship. Action of the opera on the deck of a pirate MEETS CHECKEK CLUB will The Bluffton Checker club meet at the home of J. A. Diller, Thursday night. All interested in checkers are invited. Although there are no reports of Bluffton youngsters having entered the new national pastime of gulping goldfish, some of the younger genera tion did show the older folks a few of the finer points in eating Easter eggs in record time during the egg hunt at Harmon field afternoon. Parents and Class Officers Ask Dancing on Junior-Senior Banquet Program Parents of 115 Bluffton high school juniors and seniors will he asked this week to register their ap proval or objection to their child ren attending a where dancing is evening’s poll will night at board of The Junior-Senior banquet, held during the commencement season is the outstanding social function of the school year at which the junior class entertains the outgoing seniors. The affair is held in the high school gymnasium and elaborate prepara tions are made for the event. No Rule on Eat Easter Egg, Then Whistle Youngsters Show How To Do It last Saturday Easter egg— refuses to be To eat a hard-boiled with a yolk that just swallowed, then whistle—how quick ly can that be done? One youngster claimed first place with a record of doing the and lusty onds flat. stunt, including a whistle—in thirteen The egg long sec eating contest was one of the highlights in the annual Easter egg hunt on Harmon field sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Sixty-five dozens of brightly colored members of the and friends were spots on the field. dozens eggs donated by Legion, placed Auxiliary at various egg hunt, Besides sponsoring the the Legion and Auxiliary brought happiness to three shut-in children who received Easter baskets, Satur day afternoon. To Seek Views Of Parents On Dancing tin High School Here Hold Board of Education to Special Meeting on Matter Next Monday Night function in the of the Monday of the school included program. Results be considered next a special meeting education. Dancing Although there has been reported agitation in previous years for danc ing in this is matter to the tofore dancing has not been includ ed in undergraduate social functions, although the board has never ruled thereon. connection with the banquet, the first instance where the has been formally presented board of education. Here- Parents and class officers who pre sented the matter at the board meet ing Monday night stated that while dancing has not been program at banquet, of both classes leave ner for various out spots. included in the many students after the din of town dance evening’s pro To include in the gram dancing properly supervised for those wishing to participate, would be preferable to the practise which has prevailed in former years, they said. Ask General Expression A suggestion from the board there be a general expression parents of classes met with approval of the group. agreed to distribute this week to members of their respective groups forms on which parents may indicate their views on the matter. that from two members of the Officers of the two classes As the program for the banquet is now being arranged, officers of the two classes asked for a decision before the next regular board meet ing on May 8. The board, accord ingly agreed to hold a special session next Monday night at 9 o’clock at which time returns from the par ents are to be presented. Enroll ment of the two classes shows 58 seniors and 57 juniors. Real Estate Deal The M. W. Scoles farm of seventy acres was purchased recently from the heirs by Dow and Luke Scoles. Daniel Wilkins moved th§ first of the week from the Van Gunten farm to the farm purchased by the Scoles brothers. To Speak Here TZIRBY Page, world traveler and noted speaker on social problems, who will appear in a public address at the high school auditorium, Monday night, April 24. Page comes here under auspices of the Bluffton college Y. M. C. A. Easter Wedding In Sunrise Ceremony In a sunrise ceremony on Easter morning, Miss Alberta Williamson and Wade Marshall, both of Orange township were married in the Olive Branch United Brethren church east of Bluffton at 6:30 a. m., Sunday. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Williamson and the bridegroom the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Marshall. The before Easter nessed vows, which were received an altar decorated with lilies and ferns, were wit by the immediate families. Rev. of par The decision to seek views ents on the matter was made last Monday night when officers of the two upper classes together with a group of parents met with the board and asked that dancing be included in the program of the annual Junior Senior banquet next month. Herbert Graham, of West brother-in-law of the officiated, using the single Mansfield, bride, ring ceremony, attended. The couple were un- Preceding the ceremony, Miss Avis Marshall, sister of the groom, played a number of piano selections including, “Liebestraum”, “The Ros ary” and “Indian Love Call”. Miss Martha Foltz, cousin of the groom, sang “Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life”, and Mrs. Carson Marshall, cousin of the bride, sang “I Love You Truly”. “Because” was played softly on the piano by Miss Marshall during the exchange of vows. The bride was attired in a street length dress of Suez rose alpaca with wore ias. navy match. pearls was a gift of the groom. navy blue accessories and a shoulder corsage of garden For blue A a traveling she donned suit with accessories two-strand necklace to of After the ceremony the couple left for a month’s trip to California and points of interest enroute, including stops at Wichita, Kan. ,to visit Mrs. Ezra Paulin, aunt of the groom, and at Modesto, Calif., at the home of Mrs. J. B. Huff and Mrs. M. L. Huff, aunts of the bride. They will visit the Golden Gate exposition at San Francisco. The bride is a graduate of Bluff ton high school and of Findlay col lege school of commerce. She has been active in county Christian En deavor work. The groom is a graduate of Bluff ton high school and of International Business college, Fort Wayne, Ind. Both are Electrical Bluffton. employed by the Triplett Instrument company, in Couple Married In Kentucky Sunday Announcement was made the first of the week of the wedding of Miss Pauline Showalter of McComb and Denver Augsburger of this place. The ceremony took place in ton, Kentucky, Sunday. Coving in the Cherry The couple are at home John Watkins apartments on street. The bride is employed at the Ixmg restaurant here. Mr. Augsbur ger, son of Ben Augsburger of near Bluffton, is employed at the Steple ton recreation hall. Births A son, Charles Robert, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fenton of West Hollywood, Calif., on Easter morning, according to word received here. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Taylor of Lima are the parents of a daughter born at Bluffton hospital, Thursday. rHE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INT ERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICLNITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1939 With The Sick Mrs. Guy Lewis received a frac tured arm as the result of a fall Friday morning down a flight of stairs at the T. P- Moser home north east of Beaverdam where she has been doing housework and caring for Mrs. Moser who is an invalid. Mrs. Jesse Bracy is ill with rheu matism at her home on South Lawn avenue. Mrs. Marion Hixon is caring for Mrs. Mayne Miller who is ill with heart trouble at her home in Orange township. Edwin Badertscher is ill with in fluenza at his home on North Jack son street. Marjorie Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Clark who has been ill with heart trouble at her home on Grove street is somewhat im proved. at his follow W’hich Cliff West is convalescing home on South Lawn avenue ing an operation for hernia he underwent last month. at her Miss Mrs. E. M. Hostettler is ill home on East Kibler street. Hulda Schifferly is her nurse. Mrs. Emil Garau continues ill with heart trouble at her home on South Main street. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Heckathorn of Springfield and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Garau of Gary, Ind., were here Sunday to visit at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Garau. Mrs. Peter D. Bixel of Pandora is convalescing at the uffton following an operation for tion of her left arm which derwent ten days ago. hospital amputa she un- is quite Mrs. Emma Diefendeifer ill at the home of her son Mervin Deifendeifer on Cherry street. H. B. Adams is seriously ill at his home on South Lawn avenue. His son Rev. Paul Adams of Youngs town and daughter Mrs. G. E. List of New Kensington, Pa., returned to their homes Tuesday. Two other daughters, Mrs. Walter Lauffer of Columbus and Mrs. Dwight Bair of Champaign, time. Ill., are here at this E. Lugibill continues with heart trouble at Mrs. A. critically ill Bluffton hospital with little change in her condition. Her daughter, Mrs. Michael Wollman c‘ reeman, South Dakota, arrived here’ Saturday. Mrs. Agnes Warkentin of Pandora continues seriously ill with pneu monia at Bluffton hospital. Her con dition was reported somewhat im proved Wednesday. Man Known Here Dies In Denver rank Chase, known to older Bluffton residents, died at his home in Denver, Colorado, Sunday night, according to word received here the first of the week. Death followed a paralytic strike which he received five days previous. Funeral services were held in Den ver, Wednesday followed by inter ment at that place. His wife, Mrs. Treece Chase, who survives is a daughter of the late Mrs. Lawrence Fisher of this and a half-sister to Mrs. E. C. wig whose death occurred last mer. Pittsburgh Man Hurt In Accident John Groves, of Pittsburgh, was injured slightly about 4 a. m. last Thursday, when the automobile in which he was riding overturned two miles west of Beaverdam on the Lincoln highway. ,v- A brother was driving and Groves was asleep in the car when the mis hap occurred. Dozing off, the driv er lost control and the auto over turned in a ditch bordering the highway. Groves was brought to the Bluff ton hospital for first aid treatment, where it was learned his injuries were not serious. The car was dam aged rather badly, but the brothers continued their trip in it later in the morning. When the mishap occurred the two Groves boys were enroute from Pitts burgh to Des Moines, Iowa, to their parents. visit SHOW AFRICAN FILM Rev. Henry Senff, returned sionary from Belgian Congo, show films depicting mission work in that region at the Missionary church Thursday night at 7 o’clock. Rev. Senff is a son in law’ of John D. Welty of this place. The films be shown in connection with evangelistic services now being ducted at the church by Rev. drew Spoolstra of Ft. Wayne. Four Bluffton college students are enjoying a vacation trip to Cali fornia during the Easter recess at the local institution. The quartet left last week from Detroit, where they had made ar rangements to drive two new DeSoto automobiles to the west coast. Details of the novel trip were ar ranged by Cyril Kinsey, a senior. Accompanying him were James Ba singer, William Moyer and Virgil Fell Of South Ameri And Life At Employees of Two Plants Ar range Affair for Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Triplett Welcome Home Party and Pro gram are Held at High School Gymnasium Welcoming the return of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Triplett from a two inonths’ South American tour, more than 300 employes and their fami lies held a Meter Works Homecom ing party Monday evening in the high school cafeteria and gymnas ium. In his remarks at the opening of the program, Mr. Triplett briefly de scribed some interesting customs noted in South America. When they arrived in Argentina they found mid-summer weather was prevailing, yet in the downtown dis trict all men were immaculately dressed in full suits. Inquiry finally revealed there is a law that provides men must wear coats at all times on the streets in the downtown area. School children in Buenos Aires all wear unifonns that easily dis tinguish them, and no child will be admitted to the school unless they are first correctly garbed. These and many other curious customs noted by the travelers, which to Mr. Triplett’s comment that led the but old, their European ancestors. place Lud sum- by a Mr. Chase is also survived daughter, Mrs. Maude Campbell of Denver and Russell Chase of Belling ham, Wash. Four College Students Take Spring Jaunt To California South American country is new the habits of the inhabitants are copied from old world ways of Youth Conference At Ebenezer Church William E. Troup, Theme of the conference announced as “Christ Our Friday’s meeting will be p. m. on’ the subject, “The Time and in Eternity”. Akron pastor, will be the speaker at the fourth annual young peoples confer ence in the Ebenezer Mennonite church from Friday to Sunday. has been Refuge”, at 7:45 Same in On Sunday two meetings will be At the morning service the held. subject will be ‘‘Their Rock is Not Our Rock”. Final conference meet ing will be in the evening, and the sermon subject is “Salvation Plumb and Plain”. Special music will be presented at each service. Former Bluffton Youth Is Married Edwin Whitmer, son of Rev. ami Mis. Paul Whitmer of Pandora, former Bluffton residents was mar ried to Miss Elizabeth Blake, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blake of Wooster, Saturday morning. The ceremony which took Zion was attended by friends and relatives, was attended by his Whitmer. mis will will the con An- place at Wooster, hundred Whitmer Lutheran church in several Mr. brother, Dana a graduate of The bridegroom is Oberlin college in the class of 19,32 and Mrs. Whitmer was graduated from Wooster college in 19.37. The couple will reside at Sylvania where he is instructor in history at Burnham high school. Basinger. Two of the youths went in each car. One of the cars was taken to San Francisco and the other to Los An geles. However, the four expected to meet in San Francisco where they will view the World’s Fair and ex position being held on a man-made island in the bay. The youths are expected back in Bluffton about Thursday of next week. ran Customs Meter Works Dinner Lois Swank Wed To Richard L. Caughman Dr. ciated which deuce. Co. Mr. Triplett is president of The Triplett Electrical Instrument and the Readrite Meter Works, the employes of which planned and took part in the welcome home party. A cafeteria dinner preceded the start of the evening’s program, in which Jess Bracy, served as made the and rs. veteran employe, master of ceremonies and address of welcome. Mr. Triplett both responded, program Mabel Luginbuhl On the and Robert Posey played piano solos Maxine Inbody and Lois Berry pre sented readings Robert Balmer played a trumpet solo Frieda Jean Klay and Lucille Hilty sang a vocal duet, and Janies Miller was in charge of a mock radio interviewing program assisted by Oscar Wenger, Robert Potts, Richard Burkholder and Fred Wenger. of of of Miss Lois L. Swank, daughter Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Swank, near Bluffton, became the bride Richard L. Caughman, son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Caughman, of Findlay, in a quiet ceremony Satur day evening in Findlay, on the 25th wedding anniversary of the bride’s parents. R. A. Honn, of Findlay, offi at the single ring service was solemnized at his resi- The couple were unattended, bride was attired in a cos suit of aquarium blue wool The tume crepe with japonica accessories, corsage was of roses and sweet peas. Her Mr. and Mrs. Caughman are at home in their newly furnished home at 619 North Cory street in Findlay. The bride was a graduate of Bluff ton High school in the class of 1934 and completed a course in the Find lay College school of commerce in 1935. She has been employed in the office of The Triplett Electrical In strument Co. here since that time. Mr. Caughban is employed by Roger’s Jewelry Co. in Findlay. He was graduated from Findlay High school in 1934 and from Findlay college in 1938. On Sunday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Caughman, of Findlay, grand parents of the gifftom, for the young couple in In addition to the bride other guests were Mr. George Caughman and son, Jack, of Findlay, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Swank, of this place. entertained their home, and groom and Mrs. Geneva Blakes!ey Married On Easter Geneva Blakesley, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Blakesley, of Bluffton, was wed to Robert J. Hochstettler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hochstettler, of one mile east of Beaverdam, at 8 a. m. Easter Sunday in the St. John’s Reformed church parsonage. Rev. Emil Burrichter, pastor of the church, officiated in the single ring ceremony. The couple were un attended. Following the marriage service, a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s parents. Mr. Hochstettler is employed on the Wilt Leiber farm, two miles south of Bluffton on the Bentley road, where the couple will reside. The bride was graduated from Bluffton High school in the class of 1938. Mr. Hochstettler is a gradu ate of Beaverdam High school. Treble Clef Club To Sing Here Sunday The Treble Clef club of Bowling Green State university, a women’s glee club of 56 voices, will present a concert at 7:30 p. m. Sunday in the First Mennonite church. Miss Letha Niswander, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Niswander, of Bluffton, student at Bowling Green, is a member of the club. Concert appearance of the group in Bluffton will be the first on a spring tour that will take the organ ization through Ohio and Kentucky. After appearing here on Sunday, the club will sing at Beaverdam Mon day. Prof. J. Paul Kennedy is director of the singing organization. An added feature of the program will be trombone and cornet solos by Howard and Stanley Huffman, of tour Perrysburg, who are on the with the club. College Trustees To Meet Tuesday Regular semi-annual meeting of the Bluffton college board of trustees will be held next Tuesday in the Musselman library on the campus. Meetings of the board are held in the spring and fall. BLUFFTON A Good Place tJ Live and a Good Place to Trade NUMBER 50 CITY CLEANUP NEXT TUESDAY Trucks Provided by Municipal ity will Remove Trash and Tin Cans Free Residents Asked to Use Con tainers No Brush or Ashes will be Hauled Cooperation of every resident of the town in F‘ cleanup drive next Tuesday urged this week by Mayor Wilbur A. Howe. Bluffton’s municipal was In the cleanup campaign Bluffton has the opportunity to emerge as a more attractive, cleaner and more healthful community, the town's chief executive said. On cleanup day, the truck owned by the town will remove debris, tin cans and rubbish free of charge, if the items are placed in containers suitable for easy handling. All such rubbish-filled containers, however, should be placed on alleys or streets jn spots easily accessible by truck. No ashes will be hauled by the cleanup crew, members of the town council decided several weeks ago in drafting plans for the cleanup campaign. Urges Cooperation In commenting on the drive this week. Mayor Howe urged coopera tion on the part of property owners in order that Bluffton might the spring season with the pality presenting the best appearance. go into rnunici possible pointed City officials also have out that the removal of rubbish and piles of other debris will go far to ward eliminating possible breeding places for mosquitoes, which every summer are a problem in Bluffton. Annual cleanup activities each spring have been beneficial to the town and the cost is relatively small, Mayor Howe declared. Altho the cleanup crew may not be able to cover the entire town in one day everyone is requested to have rub bish ready for removal on the resig nated day for there has been no pre-determined schedule as to the order in which the districts will be covered. Wed In Church Here Sunday Afternoon In a ceremony at the Missionary church here took place the wedding of Miss Lucille Niswander, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gid Nis wander of Ottawa and Rev. Paul McDowell of Muncie, Ind., Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Open church was observed for the event. The wedding vows were received by Rev. B. F. Leightner of Fort Wayne, using the single ring cere mony. The bride was attended by Miss Sarah McDowell of Muncie, Ind., sister of the groom. Miss Dor othy Hesselbart of Lindesy, Ohio, was maid of honor. The groom chose as best man, Gaylord lehman of Pandora. Preceding the ceremony a program of vocal numbers was given by Rev. and Mrs. Dwight Niswander of Find lay, the Rev. Niswander is a brother of bride. A wedding dinner at the home of the bride in Ottawa followed Jhe nuptial service here. The bride has many friends here where she form erly resided. will be Rev. and Mrs. McDowell engaged for the present in evange listic work for the Christian ary Alliance. Mission Robert M. Marshall Rites Held Friday Funeral services for Robert M. Marshall, 74, retired Orange town ship farmer, were held Friday after noon at the Presbyterian church, with Rev. Charles Armentrout, past or, officiating. Mr. Marshall, who Yiad been ill six weeks, died Wednesday afternoon of last week at the home of Marshall, a mile and a east of Bluffton. a son, Ray half south- two miles Born Oct. 17, 1864, north of Beaverdam, Mr. Marshall moved to Hancock county 27 years ago. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ella Mae Stag er, and a daughter, Mrs. Gail Huber. Survivors include a brother, George Marshall, of Lima a sister, Jacob Zeiders, a half-brother, Marshall, both of Beaverdam his son, Ray, at whose home he Mrs. John and died. Burial was in the Rockport ceme tery.