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Old Age Pension Act
Explained To Lions
Provisions for old age insurance
under the social security act were
explained Tuesday night at a dinner
meeting of the Bluffton Lions club
by W. H. Ashbrook, manager of the
field office of the social security
board in Lima.
Ashbrook’s office has charge of so
cial security activities in seven coun
ties—Allen, Auglaize, Putnam, Han
cock, Hardin, Mercer and Van Wert.
In his talk, Ashbrook pointed out
that for millions of workers, the So
cial Security Act provides an old age
income payable monthly after age
65. Size of the payments will de
pend on the amount of the worker’s
wages, in employment covered by the
Phone 506-W to place your orders.
Portrait and Commercial Photography
In Basinger’s Furniture Store from 10 A. M. to 5 P. M.
daily, and until 10 P. M. Wednesday and Saturday.
Admission free—Souvenirs Given
The NEV-ART STUDIO is fortunate, by reason of
its membership in The Photographers’ Association of
America, in having the privilege of showing this most
unusual collection to the citizens of Bluffton and com
act, from Jan. 1, 1937, until he is
65 years old.
During this period, the worker
must have received at least $2,000
from employment covered by the
law, and during that period he must
have worked one day or more in each
of at least five different calendar
First monthly payments will be
started January 1, 1942, Ashbrook
pointed out. Should workers dies
before they are 65, their estates will
receive a payment equal to 3 ba cents
on each dollar of all wages counted
toward benefits.
Should they die after age 65, the
total amount received in benefits will
be deducted from the payment to
his estate.
News want ads bring results.
Folks there’s no need for you to go cold
this kind of weather. Faze has lots of coal
in the yard and more coming in. It’s that
good Dundon Red Ash, the long burning
coal that is easy to control.
Sidney's Drug Shop
slip-top cans all sizes
easy to open self-sealing
clean-convenient-no Waste
Best Paint Sold
T. Greding Hardware
B. F. BIERY, BusineM Mgr.
C. A. BIERY, Editor
Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio,
by the Bluffton News Publishing and
Printing Co.
Subscription rates: $2.00 per year
in U. S. payable in advance.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Bluffton, Ohio,
under the Act of March 3, 1879.
One cent sale at Rexall store.
Miss Barbara Diller of Toledo
spent Sunday here with relatives and
For bargains in furniture see Echo
Feed store.
Roberta Biery spent over the week
end with friends at Miami univers
ity, Oxford.
Lawn mower grinding, section
knives and saw filing. John Klay,
W. Elm street. 1
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hawk of Belvi-1
dere, 111., are visiting at the home
of their parents here.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wright of
Wakeman visited their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. R. Holden, Sunday.
Reduced prices on all chick brood
ers, feeders, fountains and poultry
equipment. Echo Feed store.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Conaway and
family spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Gail Shine and family of Lima
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Ge
Gratz and daught
Munn Brothers will
at the County Line church of the
Brethren, seven miles south of
Bluffton, next Tuesday night. All
For those who can view our photo
graphic exhibit at no other time than
Sunday, we will show at our studio
from 2 to 5 p. m., Sunday, April 23.
Neu-Art stdio.
Rev. Charles Armentrout, Sidney
Hauenstein and B. F. Biery repre
sented the Presbyterian church of
this place at the spring meeting of
Lima Presbytery at Ada, Monday.
Millard Oberly and family and
Miss LaDonna Oberly visited at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Eisen
back and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bas
inger and family of Pandora, Sun
Your choice of a large variety of
good vegetable and flower seeds.
Over 150 kinds of vegetable seeds
over 100 kinds of flower seeds. We
sell retail and wholesale. Echo Feed
Dr. and Mrs. DeLos Kervin and
little son Michael of Port Huron,
Mich., were here over the week end
visiting Mrs. Kervin’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. A. Triplett and family
of South Main street.
Lemco cedarized storage bags, two
for 25c, keeps your winter clothing
free from moths, dirt, vermin and
dust. Each bag holds several gar
ments. Two bags for 25c. Bas
inger’s Furniture store. tf
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Welty and
family of near Pandora’ and Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Senff, returned mis
sionaries from Africa, visited at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. John Welty
and family of Cherry street, Sun
One cent sale at Rexall store.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Harris and
daughter Sonja Kay motored to
Quincie, Michigan, Thursday. Mr.
Harris returned home Friday. Mrs.
Harris and daughter remained to
visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Ambrose, returning to her
home the first of the week.
Husband or daddy, surprise wife or
mother on Mother’s day by giving her
portrait of your children. We take
pictures day or night. Neu-Art studio.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Thompson and
family of Orange township entertain
ed Friday night Capt. and Mrs. Mark
Morgan and daughter of Cheyenne.
Wyoming and Mrs. Chas. Cowgill of
Iowa City. Mrs. Paul Weaver of
Knox, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse
Thompson were callers at the Thomp
son home, Sunday’.
For high quality economical paint
for inside and outside, use Lowe
Bros. For latest color schemes use
our large color chart, also receive
a book “Brushing Up On Beauty”
and color cards at the Echo Feed
A group of Bluffton people who
motored to Tiffin last Thursday to
visit at the home of Miss Elizabeth
Boehr and her mother, Mrs. Peter
Boehr were: Rev. and Mrs. H. T.
Unruh, Mis. Barbara Augsburger,
Mrs. D. C. Bixel and Miss Stella
Kirchofer. Mrs. Boehr celebrated
her eighty-fourth birthday anniver
sary last Wednesday and entertained
a number of Tiffin octogenarians in
honor of the occasion.
E. H. Neuenschwander, local pho
tographer, is exhibiting in Basinger's
furniture store, more than 70 photo
graps of local and other personages
and commercial subjects. Among
these is one which has won recogni
tion by being accepted for hanging in
the 1936 exhibit of the National Pho
tographers’ association at their con
vention in Chicago. The photographs
which he is showing from other
studios were hung in the 1936 and
1937 conventions. A souvenir is giv
en each one attending.
One cent sale at Rexall store.
Evan Soash speiit the week end
visiting friends at It itt-enberg col
lege in Springfield.
Mrs. Lou Eaton was in Akron,
Sunday, attending the funeral of
her sister Mrs.
that city.
illiam White of
Mr. and Mrs. as. Hum mon of
Columbus Grove were guests of Mrs.
Kate Beals of Sout
Ii Jackson street,
Get your free cllick feeder with
every 10) lb. bag of Echo chick
starter and grower
Feed store.
at the Echo
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Neuenschwan
der and sons of Ft. tt'ayne were Sat
urday night guests of Mr. and Mrs.
E. H. Neuenschwaiider and family.
John Zoll returne 1 to his home in
Ithaca, Mich., Saturday, after spend
ing the past ten ays at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Stratton and
family and with fr
iends in Arling-
Beatuify your kitchen, bathroom,
furniture, woodwork and automobile
with Plax, the hig li grade enamel,
in 20 colors, made
Echo Feed store.
by Lowe Bros.
Regular meeting if Bluffton chap
ter Eastern Star, Friday night. Cov
ered dish supper at 6:30. Bring cov
ered dish and your own sandwiches.
lived and sharp­
ened. Harold Wenter, rear Charles
Miller residence, 14 S. Main street.
Best poultry litter $2 per bale. The
Bluffton Milling Co. tf
Mrs. Caroline Raumgartner and
son E. W. Baumgiirtner of Berne,
Ind., were dinner guests at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Neuensch
wander, Tuesday.
Don’t miss viewing the photograph
ic exhibit in Basinger’s furniture
store. It is very w
Neu-Art studio.
orth your while.
Virginia Stuckey, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Leo Stud ey of Ix^o, Ind.,
will be graduated from the high
school at that plac e at commence
ment exercises to be held Saturday
night. She is the granddaughter of
Isaac Stauffer of this place.
One cent sale at Rexall store.
Mrs. James Moon who spent the
past winter here w th her daughter
Miss M’Della Moon, Bluffton college
instructor, has retui ned to her home
near Middletown. Miss Moon who
with her mother occ upied apartments
at the Miss Mabel ones residence on
Cherry street will now reside at
Ropp hall.
Lawn seed, elm er, alsike and
timothy, sweet clover, alfalfa, rape,
Sudan grass. S' fds of high quality
at the Echo Feed store.
Before you forget—phone us now
and we will call for your old furni
ture, repair and re-upholster it and
return it, good as new. You’ll be
surprised what can be done with
those old springs. The cost is small.
Estimates without obligation. Mur
ray Upholstering shop, Thurman and
Washington Sts. Phone 285-R.
Lemco cedarized side opening
storage bags preserve your winter
garments thru the summer and keep
them free from moths, dirt, vermin
and dust. Each bag holds several
garments. Two bags for 25c.
Basinger’s Furniture store. tf
Removals by Diller ambulance:
Donivan Moser from Bluffton hos
pital to the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Warren Moser Mrs. Rob
ert Holmes and infant son from St.
Rita’s hospital, Lima, to her home in
Beaverdam Samuel Hilty from
Bluffton hospital to the home of his
sistei* Mrs. Ellen Amstutz Abe Som
mer from the John Zimmerly home
to his home in Beaverdam.
For better results use a little
Agrico th e fertilizer with the extra
plant food for oats, corn, garden and
lawn. Ec io Feed store.
Mr. anc Mrs. Ralph Dunifon and
family of South Main street enter
tained Su nday: Mr. and Mrs. A. R.
Dunifon smil family, Mr. and Mrs.
V. B. Dunifon and son of Van Wert
A. J. Owens, Richard Owens, Mrs.
Van Ema ns and daughter of Vene
docia Mr and Mrs. A. C. Hileman,
Humer oblet and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Otis Byer and Mr. and
Mrs. Hom Koontz of Willshire.
wculd enjoy’ and cherish
aph more than any-
your photog
thing we you could give her.
Mother's is May 14. Arrange
for a ng now at the Neu-Art
E. D. hli and Mr. and Mrs.
Hiram M. Kohli, sons Eugene and
Junior en ained at Sunday din
ner the oers of the Kohli family
and their ildren. Those who en
joyed the day were:
Mr. and Mrs. Aldine E. Kohli, of
lant. of j?
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gal
ieiby Mr. and Mrs. P. E.
•Ottawa Mr. and Mrs.
Kohli, I
Edward Lt. Kohli and son Edward
Allan, of Findlay Mr. and Mrs.
Homer J. Kohli and daughter Mary
Ellen, C! at ham Mrs. Susie Boaz
and daugr ter Ruth and son Harold,
of Ottawa Orlin R. Kohli and son
Robert, of Wheaton, III. Mrs. Louis
Schmunk and daughter Mary Mar
garet, of Toronto, Canada Dr. and
Mrs. Forest Yoder and daughter
Alice Jeanne and son John Robert,
of Bellevue. Elizabeth, Mrs. C. R.
Green, of Kirksville, Mo., was the
oniy one of the ten children who
could not be present.
West Ohio Classis
Delegates from the Emmanuel’s
and St. John’s Reformed Women’s
Missionary’ societies and Girls Mis
sionary Guilds are attending meet
ings of the West Ohio Classes at
Calvary Reformed church in Lima,
this Wednesday and Thursday.
The twenty-fifth anniversary of
the organization of the Girls Mis
sionary Guild will be observed at a
dinner at the church in Lima this
Wednesday night.
Bridal Shower
Mrs. Donald Ream entertained a
group of friends in her home here
Monday night in honor of Mrs.
Harry Frantz, a recent bride. Dur
ing the evening the honor guest was
presented with a life book and a
collection of favorite recipes.
At the close of the evening the
bride, the former Miss Esther Fill
wock of Rawson, was presented with
a linen shower. A dainty luncheon
was served to the following:
Misses Margaret Jones, Lois Jor
dan, Marie Weinhold, LaDonna Dep
pler, Wava Worthington, Mrs. Ethel
Murray, Mrs. Treva Dillman, Mrs.
Marie Ream and the hostess Mrs.
Donald Ream.
Poinsettia Club
“Eaves Drobbers in Eden”, Mrs.
Lesta Clymer “Finding the Lusi
tania”, Mrs. Hazel Biome “Eliza
beth Fry’ Goes to Newgate”, Mrs.
Bertha Marshall. Surprise feature,
Mrs. Ruby Murray.
Presbyterian Social Club
The Presbyterian Social club will
meet it the home of Mrs. W. E.
Wednesday night of next
Assistant hostesses will be
'J. W. Cunningham and Miss
Honor Bride
A number of friends gathered at
the hi
me of Mrs. John W
night for a miscell
honoring Mrs. Denver
an Easter bride. Mrs.
ber of
formerly Miss Paulin
of McComb, received a
lovely gifts.
Mrs. Watkins assisted by
Mrs. IIdith Tschantz and Mrs. Hard
wick to
the following guests:
Wava Worthington, Mabie
s, Mabie Augsburger, Betty
Erma Badertscher, Glenna and
Binkley, Pearl and Betty
Weber, Phyllis Hardwick, Peggy
Joyce Eckenweiler, Mrs. Nello Stein
man, Mrs. Ed Hardwick, Mrs. Floyd
Hardwick and Mrs. Harold Beals.
City Federation
The City Federation of Woman’s
clubs will meet in the high school
cafeteria next Tuesday night at 8
Legion Auxiliary
The Legion Auxiliary will meet in
the Legion hall next Tuesday night
at 8 o’clock.
Garden Club
Members of the Garden club will
attend a lecture on flower arrange
ment by Dorothy Biddle who will
speak in the Lima Central high
school auditorium, Saturday after
noon at 2:30 o’clock. The address
is sponsored by the Ohio Association
of Garden clubs.
Golden Wedding Of
Former Residents
Mr. and Mrs. Orlo West, former
Bluffton residents, recently celebrat
ed their Golden Wedding at their
home in Steamboat Springs, Colo
rado, according to word received
here the first of the week.
Mr. West is a brother of Cliff
and Fletch West. His wife was the
former Mary Whisler, daughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Eli Whisler
who lived here.
The couple were married in the
Whisler home, a brick residence on
the site now occupied by the Bluff
ton high school building. They left
Bluffton 38 years ago, locating first
in Oklahoma and later in Colorado.
They have six children, eleven
grandchildren and one great grand
Eivin Bjornstad, noted Norwegian
tenor, will give a concert at St. John
Mennonite church northwest of
Bluffton, Saturday night at 8 o’clock.
He recently appeared in a concert
program at the Ebenezer Mennonite
Miss Dorotha Thompson, instruc
tor in Rawson high school will direct
music of the operetta "A Night in
Old Vienna” to be presented by a
cast at the high school at that place,
Friday night. Miss Thompson is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Thompson of Orange township.
Funeral Services
For Walter Hoffman
Walter Hoffman, 55, residing on
the Austin Balmer farm south of
Bluffton, died suddenly at his home
Saturday night at 8:15 o’clock.
Death was due to a heart attack.
He was born in New Bremen hut
was employed as an insurance sales
man in this district for many years.
Surviving are his wife Elda, bro
ther Howard and sister Mrs. Lillie
Boesel of Chicago.
Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon at Hartford church
near Spencerville followed by burial
in Hartford cemetery.
College Choir Back
From 1800-Mile Trip
Bluffton college’s A Capella choir
returned Monday night from an
1,800-mile eastern trip in which 23
concert ap)earances were made, in
cluding a broadcast over the NBC
hookup last Wednesday.
Forty-eight persons were in the
touring group which traveled in one
bus and two automobiles. Driver of
the 38-passenger bus was Ivins Mer-
Prof. Russell A. Lantz, director of
the choir, Mrs. Lantz and Ralph Y.
Blosser, field secretary of the college,
accompanied the
1 rincipal points ot interest visited
by the group included the Stephen
Foster Memorial in Pittsburgh. Get-.
tysburg battle field, Valley Forge,
the U. S. Navy Yard, the mint and
Independence Hall at Philadelphia,
and the sights of New York City,
including a tour thru Rockefeller
Center and Radio City.
The only accident on the tour was
that which befell Esthei Niswander,
a member of the choir, who received
an injury to her right leg above the
ankle in a fall down a flight of
stairs at Fairfield, Pa., two weeks
ago. Altho she was unable to sing
with the group because of the injury
she finished the tour with them.
The term, achievement day, is
used in Ohio to call attention to the
completion of tasks by groups of
rural women, but it does not fully
express the fact that it also is a
public expression of pride in work
which has been well done.
Lawnmowers repaired and sharp
ened. Harold Wenger, rear Charles
Miller residence, 141 S. Main street.
Plow point and section knives
sharpened, also lawn mowers. The
Silent Man can be sharpened and
kept like new at the Burns Gun
shop. 3
Plow your garden early with port
able garden tractor no damage to
flowers. Let us give you our price
on one acre lots. Wilbur Sumney,
Bluffton phone 375-W.
Wanted—To buy child’s play pen
in good condition. Call phone 632-W.
Wanted—Washings by piece or
family also ironings. Work guar
anteed and price reasonable. Call
News office.
Wanted—To do custom plowing and
discing. Satisfaction guarantee. N.
F. Steiner & Son. 1
Wanted—To buy house to move or
barn or house to wreck. Inquire
News office.
For rent—Modern apartment. In
quire Fett hardware.
For sale—Used radios A. C. sets,
battery sets and auto sets priced to
sell. Brauen’s Radio Service, 141
N. Jackson street.
For sale—Black Hawk corn plant
er in good condition. Mrs. Mae
Stewart, Beaverdam phone 391.
For sale—Player piano in good con
dition, priced to sell. M. B. Johnson,
Bluffton phone.
For sale—Good potatoes, 50 cents
per bushel also Gasson special pedi
gree White Leghorn hatching eggs.
Roy Clements, 2 miles north and
mile east of Beaverdam.
For sale—Two wheel stock* trailer.
Waldo Hofstetter, Bluffton phone.
For sale—Two acre tract, good
six room house, barn and poultry
house 5'2 miles east of Bluffton on
Route 103. Ross A. Turner, 713
South Johnson St., Ada. Phone
Green 142.
For sale—Fine dwelling on South
Main St. Also low priced home in
business district. A. D. Gratz.
For sale­-Used bicycle, price $“.
Call hone 449-R.
For sale--Circassian walnut chif
forobe A. D. Gratz.
For sale——Hatching eggs, Gasson
strain of White Leghorns. Call
Bluffton phme 542-T.
For sale—-Farms. 40 acres $3,500
80 acres $6, 500 80 acres, $6,800. See
II. W. Altha us.
For sale­—Good coon hound pup
from good stock. Gilbert Mann,
147 N Jackson street.
For sale--Davenport and rocking
chair. Call phone 234-W.
For sale—-Potatoes and lard. Roy
Marshall, 1 mile south and 1 mile
east of junction of Routes 9 and 103.
For sale—Disc harrow, drag tooth
harrow, 5 shovel cultivator, set work
harness, set single harness, one
horse wagon also wanted to buy a
few’ calves, wt. about 200 pounds.
I. N. Harris, 4 miles south of town
on county line.
Many Attend Concert
Here Sunday Night
A large audience greeted the
Treble Clef club of Bowling Green
State university which appeared in
the First Mennonite church Sunday
The concert here was the first ap
pearance of the club which is on a
week’s tour of Ohio and Kentucky.
The group of 55 singers under Prof.
Paul Kennedy, attained some excel
lent choral effects. Especially out
standing was the work of the alto
Miss Let ha Niswander, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Niswander of
this place is a member of the club.
Supplementing the choral num
bers were cornet and trombone se
lections by Huffman Brothers who
are on the tour w’ith the club.
Beginning today
our office will be
open every evening
at 7:30.
D. C. Bixel,10. D.
Gordon Bixel, 0. D.
Citizens Bank Bldg.
Office Hours:
8:30 a. m. to 5:30 p. m.
7:30 p. m.—
Order Your
May Chicks
S1.00 per 100 dis
count on all orders
placed now for de
livery in 3 weeks.
Steiner’s Hatchery
putting off buying
automobile liability insur
ance until tomorrow may
bring you face to face
with an expensive damage
suit today.
you can’t afford to
take the chance.
W. r. lutzi
Postoffice Bldg.
Dependable Insurance for
Dependable People
Bonds for almost every purpose.
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