Oliver Basinger, one of the pop
ular school teachers of Richland
township, and Miss Elizabeth Burk
holder, a well known young lady of
the German Settlement, were hap
pily united in marriage Saturday
morning, by Rev. W. S. Gottshatl,
at his residence on Jackson street.
Sunday afternoon Emil D. Leh
man, residing north of town, and
Miss Mina Mann, of Orange town
ship, were united in holy wedlock by
Rev. W. S. Gottshall at the parson
age on Jackson street.
The friends of Miss Fay Cunning
ham of Bluffton, and Edwin Brooks
Burns, of Beaverdam, were much
surprised to learn of their marriage.
Walter Hilty sold his eighty-acre
farm south of town, to Walter
Marshall, Saturday, receiving $110
Hon. John W. Zellers, of Colum
bus, and Rev. Francis Zellers, of
Canada, passed thru town on their
way to see their relative, Mrs.
William Montgomery in Orange
township, who is seriously ill.
1 1935 Half-ton International
1 McCormick-Deering thresh
ing outfit consisting of 28 by
46 separator. No. 300 Power
unit l’/j ton truck drive
1 McCormick-Deering regular
1 McCormick-Deering 10-20
2 McCormick-Deering No. 2
14 inch tractor plows.
1 Rude Manure spreader.
1 John Deere Beet Lifter.
1 McCormick-Deering 4-row
2 McCormick-Deering 7 ft.
1 Grand Detour tractor plow.
1 Wardway copper tub
C. F. NISWANDER
NEWS OUR FATHERS READ
FROM ISSUE OF NOV. 7,1912:
Mrs. Hannah Zoll returned from
The citizens of Bluffton expressed
themselves emphatically at the spec
ial election, Monday, in favor of
bonds for paving Main and Church
streets. Three-hundred and ninety
two votes were cast, of which num
ber only forty-eight were against
The generosity of the citizens of
Bluffton and vicinity and their
promptness to respond to acts of
charity which has been demonstrat-
News Our Grandfathers Read
From Issue Of May 6, 1906
a visit with her son, Victor Green
and family, residing in Alberta,
Canada. Mr. Green is still with the
Imperial Oil Co. Among former
people from this section that Mrs.
Zoll visited were Byron Hummon
and Charles Folk and families.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Buchanon,
of Elida, were here Thursday, at
tending a farewell reception given
by Mrs. Hughson, in honor of Mr.
and Mrs. B. C. Mann, who left the
following day for San Antonio, New
The farm exhibit in the Keim
business room under the manage
ment of A. E. Temple will be con
tinued Thursday, Friday and Satur
day, of this week.
Supt. Arganbright recently rece
ived a letter from the registrar of
of Columbia university in New York
City, saying he had the honor to in
form him that he had met all the
requirements for the degree of
Master of Arts from the institution
and requested that he sign a request
for the diploma to be sent by reg
ed on former occasions, was again
verified last week. No sooner had
a liberal cash donation been made
by the Sunday-schools for the bene
fit of the Japan famine sufferers,
when a call came for relief to be
sent to the earthquake and fire
sufferers of San Francisco. Within
three days a carload of provisions
and clothing was donated and the
same sent westward to be distrib
uted under the direction of the Red
Cross society. There were 417 con
tributors, and the value of the goods
at a low estimate was $800.
D. C. Shilling, who so success
fully superintended the Rawson
schools for the past year, has been
re-employed for the next year.
Mrs. Willard Tipton and daughter,
Miriam, of Sandusky, Mrs. James
Watson, Miss Anna Overholtz and
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Overholtz of
Lima, were guests of Tom Dunlap
and wife, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. E. Mumma, of
McComb, and son, Morton, who re
cently returned from the Phillip
pines came here Sunday morning to
visit the former’s brothers, J. M.
and Z. T. Mumma, and sister, Mrs.
Clem Decker, a former well known
Bluffton barber, who left here for
Florida on account of lung trouble,
about eighteen years ago, dropped
dead on the street of Jacksonville,
Earl Thrap and wife, who left
here over a year ago for Michigan,
and made that state their home
during this time, returned to Bluff
ton Tuesday with their household
goods, to locate here again.
The Bluffton Civic association had
its first meeting in the city hall,
Friday evening. It is the purpose
of the organization to continue along
the same line of improvements as
Grown from tested, certified
and released inbred lines,
pedigree shown on every lot. Ohio Certified
and doubly inspected for your extra pro
GROWN ANO SOLO BY
approved for this locality
Old Fort Hog Mix Raises
Ton Litter in 149 Days
Feeding out ton litters in less than six months
with Old Fort 40% Hog Mix is not uncommon.
FOR PIG GROWER
lbs. Old Fort 40% Hog Mix
lbs. Ground Corn
lbs. Ground Middlings or Ground Wheat
FOR HOG FATTENER
lbs. Old Ford 40% Hog Mix
1200 lbs. Corn
The Bluffton Milling Go
has been done in former years.
Andrew Nonnamaker, a well
known Orange township resident,
who suffered from a stroke of
paralysis for some time, died Satur*
day noon, aged 72 years. Funeral
services were at the Brick church
Tuesday and burial in the Hassan
Miss Effa Grindell, of Detroit,
Mich., is visiting her mother, Mrs.
James Grindell and sisters here
since last week.
The annual commencement of the
Beaverdam school Friday evening
was a very interesting and success
ful affair. The graduates are Miss
Westa Goble, Miss Hattie Fackler,
Miss Lida Gratz, Miss Audry Weav
er, Miss Margurite Heller and Miss
The following pupils of the
Beaverdam public schools received
banner cards for the month ending
April 27: High school—senior,
Westa Goble junior, Elva Moser
freshman, Bernice Huber irregular,
Lulu Conrad. Grammar Dept.—A
grade, Bruce Hunter grade,
Helen Conrad grade, Martha
Graham. Intermediate Dept.—A
grade, Della Patterson and Mary
Haines grade, Miriam Heller and
Lois Durkee grade, Ethel Gra
ham and Florence Augsburger. Pri
mary Dept.—A grade, Rachel Crib
lez B. grade, Ural Ellenberger
grade, Ruth Durkee.
The commencement at Columbus
Grove will be held on Thursday,
May 17. Dr. Guy Porter Denton, of
Miami university, will deliver a
lecture on “Samuel Adams, the
Patriot.” The graduates are Wendell
Kuneke, Della Jones, Lloyd Diller,
Clyde Rockwell, Calvin Stoner,
Bonnie Breckbill, Clarence Roberts.
Carrie Roberts, Roy Cook, Barbara
Wiggins, Lillian Fruchey, Clarence
Turner, Wanda Miller, Laura Lem
ley and Lenore Stirlen.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Barber and
daughter Lelia, Mrs. Ella Yant,
Madeline Smith and Virginia Betts
were Thursday evening dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Yant.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Lewis, Mr.
and Mrs. Delbert Neuenschwander
were week end guests of Mrs. Nellie
Ackerman and Mr. and Mrs. Darrel
Lewis of Lorain.
Mrs. Lillie Anderson is spending
the week with Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Weaver at Fremont.
Mrs. J. C. Elliott is visiting Mr.
and Mrs. Don Rader and family at
The Young Married People’s Sun
day school class of the Church of
Christ met at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Lewis. Members pres
ent were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Am
stutz, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Barber,
Mr. and Mrs. Merril Arnold, Mr.
and Mrs. Louis Van Meter, Mr. and
Mrs. Marvin Reigle, Mrs. William
Ellenburger, Jr., Mrs. Ora Fett and
Miss Alice Lewis.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shaffer and
daughter Joline of Cleveland Heights
were week end guests of Mr. and
Mrs. John Augsburger.
The Farm Women’s Improvement
club met at the Town Hall, Tuesday
evening. Entertainment was in
charge of Mrs. Stanley Salter and
Mrs. Marcus Emerick. Refreshments
committee: Mrs. C. J. Spallinger,
Mrs. R. L. Trout and Mrs. Roger
Klinger. Husbands and families
were guests. Those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Klinger, Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. Huber, Mr. and Mrs.
Russell Huber, Mr. and Mrs. Russell
Wolfe, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Schick,
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Trout, Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. C.
E. Emerick, Mr. and Mrs. I. M.
Jennings, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Win
gate. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Lutterbein,
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Rowland, Mr.
and Mrs. L. E. Cook, Mr. and Mrs.
C. J. Spallinger, Mr. and Mrs. S. R.
Salter, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Brack
ney, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Obenour, Mr.
and Mrs. P. W. Fett, Harold Schick,
Maynard Brackney, Ferol Salter,
Paul Andrews, Irene Rowland and
Mrs. Carrie Durkee and son War
ren spent the week end with Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Pratt and family at
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Koogler and
family were Saturday guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Ami Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Turner of
Muncie, Indiana were Sunday guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Turner.
The Teachers of the Public school
attended services at the M. E.
Church Sunday morning.
Mr. Otis Lippincott and daughter
Lillian of Lima were Sunday callers
of Mrs. Emma Vinson.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Green and
family spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Bird) at Convoy.
Miss Helen Gratz visited relatives
at Piqua, Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hauenstein
of Bluffton were Sunday evening
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harley
Rev. G. A. Robinson of Wharton
was a Thursday dinner guest of
.Miss Adda Yoakum and Mrs. Antha
Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Weaver and
Mrs. Della Weaver were Tuesday
visitors of relatives at St. Marys.
Truth never gets so old that it
hears the marks of decay.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON, OHIO
Mrs. Beulah Hamilton and daugh
ter Betty and Mrs. Katie Nonna
maker attended an day meeting
of the W. M. S. at ti home of Mr.
and Mrs. W. W. Sch*-thorn on Wed
nesday of last week.
Mrs. Sadie Keel and Mrs. C. E.
Henning called on Mr. Ray Kern
Mrs. Grace Rutledge and Mrs.
Louise Rutledge of Findlay called
on Mrs. May Rader last Friday
Miss Ruth Bowersox was a Fri
day evening supper guest of Mr.
and Mrs. Floyd Thomas at 602 W.
Front street, Findlay.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Clymer and
family spent Sunday evening with
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Wolfrom and
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Whisler
were Thursday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. J. J. White. In the even
ing Mrs. Pearl Jordan and family*
were supper guests in the White
home, the occasion being Mrs.
White’s birthday anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Hutchinson and
little son of Toledo were Sunday
afternoon guests in the Hutchinson
Mr. and Mrs. Russel Sutton and
daughter Norma and Miss Grace
Keel were Sunday dinner guests of
Mrs. Anna Keel.
Mrs. Sarah Gorby of F:ni‘ay and
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bowersox spent
Sunday afternoon with
Ingold of McComb.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Jackson of
Findlay were Sunday afternoon
callers of Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Gar-
Mr. and Mrs. Russ Keel and
family called on Mr. ano Mrs. Chas.
White and daughter
Mr. Robert McVey was a Sunday
dinner guest in the J. H. Bowersox
Mrs. Barbara Light or Mrs
Larena Guin Sunday afternoon.
The Mt. Cory P. T. A. presorted
a program in the Rawson high
school auditorium on Tuesday even
ing. The following program was
given: Song, “Day Is Going Like a
Rose” by eight fifth grade girls.
Devotional exercises, Fourth and
Fifth grades Song, “The Rheu
matiz,” Phyllis King and Floyd
Hartman Playlet, “Our Foreign
Cousins,” by fifth and sixth grades
Musical reading, “The Lilac Tree,”
by Marilyn Steiner Music by “Three
Hicks from the Sticks” reading,
Kathryn Pitzen Play, “Spring
Cleaning”, Home Economics girls.
The E. L. C. E. of the Evangelical
church met at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. S. P. Wagner on Monday even
ing, with Dorothy McVey in charge.
After the business session, Dorothy
and Betty McVey sang a duet. The
remainder of the evening was spent
in a social way. Refreshments were
served by the Wagner family.
B, ELMO SCOTT WATSON
“Original Leather Stocking”
s^TMIE author has often been asked
if he had any original in his mind
for the character of Leather-Stocking.
In a physical sense, different individ
uals known to the writer in early life
certainly presente I themselves as mod
els through his n collections but in a
moral sense this num of the forest is
purely a creation.”
Thus wrote J. Fenimore Cooper
in the preface to his immortal “Leath
er-Stocking Tales." and that statement
should pretty well dispose of various
historical characters whose claims to
being “the original Leather-Stocking"
have been advanced from time to time.
One of them is Tim Murphy, the fa
mous Morgan Ritleman and Scout of
But if you would look upon a faith
ful likeness of the man who probably
was most in Coop‘*r's mind as he cre
ated the character ‘‘Leather-Stocking”
in ‘‘The Pioneers" (the first published
of the Leather-Stocking Tales) or
“Deerslayer" in the book of that name,
go to the town of Caroga, N. Y., and
gaze upon the heroic bronze statue of
Nicholas Stoner near there.
The son of old Henry Stoner, a pi
oneer settler of Broadalbin, N. Y.,
young Nick became a crack shot with
the long rifle almost as soon as he
was big enough to carry one. At the
age of fifteen he enlisted in the Con
tinental army with bis father and
brother and fought at Saratoga, Oris
kany, in the Rhode Island campaign,
at Valley Forge and at Yorktown.
Toward the close of the Revolution
old Henry Stoner returned home only
to be killed and scalped by the Indians
and leave to his sons ft heritage of
hatred for the red men. After the
war Nick Stoner became the most cele
brated hunter and trapper in New
York and his fame was spread by
Simms in his book, “The Trappers of
At the outbreak of the War of 181
he marched away to battle again, serv
ing for three years, most of the time
as chief of scouts for General Dodge
of the New York militia. When the
war was over he went hack to his
hunting and trapping, and his friend
ship witli Cooper during this period
adds plausibility to the theory that he
was the principal “original” of Coop
er’s famous frontier character. Al
though he served in many county of
fices until his death in 1853. the statue
which stands at Caroga is the bent
symbol of his place in history- as a
hunter, a trapper, an Indian fighter
and as nearly the personification of
“Leather Stocking" as any man ever
©, 19JS. W«*t«rn New»p*P*r UtUon
Growing Quantity Of
Hybrid Seed Corn
According to Herr Brothers, of
this place, who are associated with
Dr. M. T. Me yers, Hillsboro, in grow
ing hybrid seed cot n, the Meyers Hy
brid Corn company has recently
made contracts with Indiana and
Illinois growers for enough hybrid
corn foundation seed to grow 120,
000 bushels of hybrid seed corn in
Dr. Meyers has also agreed to con
duct scientific tests similar to those
made in Hillsboro last year for three
groups of growers in Illinois and
one in Iowa.
In addition to these tests, the
Meyers Hybrid Corn company will
have 20 acres of experimental plots
in Highland County, Ohio. All
Meyers associated growers receive
the benefit of these experiments
which are in cooperation with those
conducted by the Ohio Agricultural
Experiment station and the Ohio
Seed Improvement association.
Need Less Firewood
But Lot More Advice
Twenty years ago about the only
help an Ohio farm woman wanted
on the management of the cook
stove was to learn the best argu
ment to get friend husband to split
enough wood but times have changed
since power lines bring electricity to
thousands of rural homes for the
Thelma Beall, specialist in home
management. Ohio State University,
says that fare women now have
hundreds of questions to ask about
the electric range which they have
bought or are u tending to purchase.
One of their chief worries is how
much the stove will cost to operate.
Miss Beall advises owners of
electric stoves to stop worrying
ab. at k... av.s and start a game of
:. nergy. The game
saves kilowatts as well as cooks.
One of the ways to save both is by
the method recommended for cook
.r.g rice on an electric range.
One cup of rice covered with one
and three-quarters cup of water in
a covered pan can be heated until
steam escapes in six minutes if the
unit is turned to high heat. The
heat can then be turned off entirely
and the rice will continue cooking
for 25 minutes, when it will be done.
The rice will not need stirring and
the grains will be unbroken.
This same method of cooking with
stored heat will succeed with one
dish meals such as kidney bean stew,
Italian spaghetti, and chop suey.
The dish is heated until the ingredi
ents start boiling and then the heat
can be turned completely off and
the cooking will continue for 45
minutes or an hour. The food will
not boil over and stirring is elimi
Using minimum amounts of water
in cooking with the electric range
will save current and also, in the
case of vegetables, helps to preserve
the appearance and nutrient value
of the food which is being cooked.
The sooner the food is started to
cook, the sooner the unit can be
turned from high to low and the
more current is saved. Extra water
uses up heat units.
High heat is used to start food
cooking rapidly and consumes ap
proximately four times as much cur
rent as low heat. Medium heat re
quires half as much current as high
heat and is sufficient for frying pan
cakes and thick steaks. Medium
heat also is used in making jelly or
Beeping into the electric oven is
a waste of time, energy and kilo
watts. Most of the ovens have
automatic controls and are so in
sulated that the food bakes evenly
without any necessity of turning the
dishes in which the food is being
baked. The baking pans should not
touch each other in the oven nor the
sides of the oven.
If the electric stove is to be used
for baking one food, the cook can
save time and cut costs by planning
an oven meal. The heat required
to bake the one food will cook the
Utensils for the surface of the
electric range will use less current
if they have flat bottoms and flat
covers. Black-bottomed pans heat
more quickly than those with bright
bottoms. For the oven, the bright
pans are better because food may
scorch in pans with black bottoms.
The instruction book furnished
with the range should be studied and
its recommendations followed. All
wires, connections, terminal points,
and heating coils on the range
should be kept dry at all times.
Forty Ohio rural boys and girls
will be aided in attending Ohio State
University in the future by scholar
ships to be awarded this summer.
The Kroger Grocery and Baking
Company and Sears, Roebuck and
Company each will give 20 scholar
ships. Awards will be made to 4-H
club members and Smith-Hughes
students in agriculture and home
economics. L. L. Russell, Columbus,
and University staff members will
make the selections for scholarships
which have a total value of $5,000.
To be homely is unadvoidable^—
but no one needs to be silly unless
he wants to.
Walter Geiger is the owner of a
new Plymouth sedan. Peter Hilty
is the owner of a new Buick sedan.
Mrs. Goldie Wilson of Dayton is
spending a few days with her father
C. C. Corson.
Miss Louise Cook, teacher in the
Waterville schools, attended the
funeral of her grandmother Mrs.
Dell Cook which was held in Co
lumbus Grove, Wednesday.
The operetta “Joan of Nancy Lee”
was well attended both Friday and
Saturday evenings. z
Mrs. Hiram Krohn and daughter
Mildred spent Thursday afternoon
with Mrs. Luther Bowman of Co
Wayne Schumacher is supervising
the N. Y. A. program at the Pan
dora school ground.
Mrs. Joel Lehman who has been
on the sick list is steadily improving.
Mrs. Agnes Warkentin remains
seriously ill at the Bluffton hospital.
Dr. M. B. Rice was ill at his home
several days last week with a throat
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hilty were
Sunday dinner guests at the home of
the Hilty Sisters Minnie and Lizzie.
Mr. and Mrs. George Fruchey and
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Amstutz were
Sunday visitors at the Melvin Hilty
Mrs. Vernon McClintock returned
to her home Sunday after being in
a Columbus hospital for some time.
Mrs. Albert Karhoff was removed
to her home near Pandora from St.
Rita’s hospital in Lima by the Har
ris invalid coach of Columbus Grove,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hilty were
visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Waldo Diller near Cairo last Wed
Mrs. Donald McDonald entertained
the Formal club of Leipsic in her
home last Wednesday evening.
Eivin Bjornstad who gave a
splendid concert at the Ebenezer
church several weeks ago will be
heard again Saturday evening at the
St. John church.
Mr. and Mrs. Winford Geiger of
Columbus are the happy parents of
a daughter Sandra born to them
Monday, April 10, in Grant hospital
Wilmer Gratz who was laid up in
St. oLuis for a few weeks with a
foot injury, returned to his home.
Mrs. P. D. Bixel is getting along
fine at the Bluffton hospital and will
return to her home in Pandora the
latter part of the week.
Sam Hilty who had an operation
at the Bluffton hospital is getting
N. Main St. Phone 369-W
Is the Most
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 19.39
along nicely at this writing and is
expected to be removed to the home
of his sister Mrs. Ellen Amstutz
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Snavely were
Sunday dinner guests at the country
home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Neill.
John Walters wrecked his car Sat
urday afternoon when he skidded off
the road and hit a telephone pole
on Route 12 near the Mrs. Dave
David Wehrly had an eye opera
tion at Lima Memorial hospital on
Monday and is getting along nicely
at this writing.
Wendlen, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Myron Hilty is laid up with
Lester Harkness, assistant cashier
at the First National bank, is ill
at his home with ear trouble.
Ohio orchards v^hich produced the
largest percentage of clean fruit in
the group inspected by men from
Ohio State University received from
six to ten spray applications in 1939.
All Ohio county agricultural
agents can supply free bulletins
which give detailed directions for
protecting field crops, gardens, and
orchards against insects and dis
buy your chicks this
spring until you get our
Quality considered, the
price is low.
We carry* complete stock
of feed and poultry sup
To those farmers inter
ested in testing our Cer
tified Hybrid Seed with
any other corn, please
write for complete infor
mation at once.
THE ROBINSON HYBRID
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from Piqua, Ohio
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on the Market Today
“100 Series” Corn Planter will
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of three methods of planting
and a wide variety of plates
enables you to plant accurately
many kinds of seed. The
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planting equipment includes
To New York, across the
continent to San Francisco,
and return to starting point I
Rouna Trip Fare to
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horse-drawn planters, Farmall
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C. F. NISWANDER
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HORSES $1.00 COWS $1.00
Small Stock Removed Free of Charge
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