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4 The Advertising Medium, for Bluffton Trade Territory^ VOLUME NO. LXIV NEW FLOATS AT BUCKEYE QUARRY Town Council Authorizes Con st ruction of Tw o “Floating Beaches” Here Construction to be Started at Once Will be 30 by 60 Feet Each Two new “floating beaches” will constructed for the Buckeye Lake sw. .lining pool, which will be taken over this summer by the municipal ity- it was decided Monday night at a meeting of the town council. Decision to construct new floats was reached by the council, after an inspection of the old floats revealed that their condition would not justi fy expenditures for. repairs. ^Cost of construction^ of .“the Hew floats is ated* iij $092. Report on’ the condition of the aid floats was made by Albert Gar matter, who was in charge of rais ''-ing the structures, and members of tfie^ council who inspected them. Cost of. attempting to repair the 14-year old floats was reported prohibitive. Estimate Cost §992 .". floats authorized by the: t" /Kil will be 3t by ,6V ^fUet, with p?o]s two feet 'and four feet iq depth. Albert Garmatter,’ who will supervise the construction, estimated the cofe will approximate 8992. Y lifsz.-.ervice. a- ^Aperv isor^md qiiipir*ent he.will pr?»vid* I-’.. i.- lu. receive 8fl VTifig .j hit was fcfyed dV Addi tional 1 a \v 111 "i'malSby1 I, Coon, marshaL^aiid fstix^t’com-’ mis-.oner, who was T.named by the” council to be in charge of this part of the program. Want Labor Donations Funds now available for .the im provement work aggregate ’$880,1 with some additional labor donated. All those willing to work without change on the project are requested contact Coon. It has been point edtout that labor donations will as sist materially in cutting the cost of building the floats. Fu ids now available include $450 appropriated by the council, $400 raised by the Lions club thru their unity auction and $30 donated by the Bluffton Sportsmen’s club. After inspection of the old floats last week, they were again lowered into the quarry. When the new ones are completed, the old structure will be towed to the far end of the quarry, and with the supporting barrels removed it is believed the water-soaked x’ood will sink. Floats are Heavy Garmatter estimated the 14-year old floats weigh approximately 100 tons, and all the wood structure is water-soaked, including large logs, one and one-half feet in diameter, which support the floor. The Buckeye quarry, owned by the Central Ohio Light and Power company has been leased to the municipality for recreational pur poses under terms of a five year agreement at nominal rental. Maynard Coon, son of Town Marshal and Mrs. Lee Coon has been appointed by the town council as manager of the place. Coon, who teaches in the high school at North Robinson, Ohio, expects to be here the last of next week for the sum mer season. Former Resident Is Dead In New Orleans Gideon Steiner, 76, former Bluff ton resident and well known to older Bluffton people, died in New Orleans, April 26, according to word received here. Mr. Steiner, pharmacist by profes sion, was for many years the New Orleans representative of Park Davis & Cc, pharmaceutical manu facturers. He had retired from ac tive business for some time previous to his death. He was born north of Bluffton on the farm now occupied by John Boehr. His father, Isaac Steiner was a pioneer minister in the Church of God denomination. His apprenticeship as a pharma cist was served in the store of the late A. Hauenstein, pioneer Bluffton druggist. Later he was graduated from the University of Michigan col lege of pharmacy. Although he lived in New Orleans for many years, he frequently visited in Bluffton and Lima where he was well known. Surviving are his wife and three sons, Gideon, Frederick and Allen all of New Orleans and two brothers, Drs. Frank and Oliver Steiner both of Lima. Five grandchildren also survive. Morning and Afternoon Pro gram with Picnic Dinner Being Arranged Affair will be Postponed Until Next Tuesday in Event Of Rain Parades, games, contests, a picnic dinner, general all-around gaiety and sunburp are in store for students of Bluffton public schools this Friday when^they'gather at the local re creation center for the annual ob servance of Harmon field day. Parents of pupils and members of the grade, and high school faculty will join.: the pupils in the colorful outing, of the high spots of each year's school program. Festivities will be opened with a parade through the business section to the recreation field. The parade is to get under way at 10:15 a. m., led by the high school band. Program Opens At the field, flag raising exercises will be held, officially opening the program of the day. A band con cert will be presented at 11:10 a. m„ during which, decorated bicycles and costumed students -will‘ parade in front of The stadium before judges. Prizes^will be awarded to winners. i Serving of the picnic dinner will be started at 11:30 a. m. One of thk features will be designation of special tables for the various classes, o In the afternoon athletic events, ‘in^uding^.games, contests and field hipbjjts.' will be enjoyed. ’■•In. 'case of rain, the observance will »b( postponed until Tuesday of next week. Should rain interfere for the second time, the outing will not be held this year, school authori ties said. Wedding Solemnized In Church Ceremony In a church wedding at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon in St. John Men nonite church northwest of Bluffton, Miss Eileen Amstutz, daughter of Mrs. Ellen Amstutz, of Bluffton be came the bride of Richard Reiter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Reiter, of Mt. Cory. Relatives and close friends wit nessed the exchange of vows before an arch decorated with spring blos soms and candelabra in a single ring ceremony with Rev. Hillard Camp of Rawson officiating. She was given in marriage by her brother Monroe of Pontiac, Mich. Richard Kistner of Pontiac, nephew of the bride served as ring bearer which also marked his fifth birthday. The bride was attended by Miss Glenna Mae Reiter of Mt. Cory, sis ter of the bridegroom. Miss Eudora Amstutz, twin sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Flowers girls were Marilyn Ann Kistner of Pontiac, Barbara Jean and Mary Ellen Hilty of Pontiac, nieces of the bride, and Betty Green of Mt. Cory niece of the bridegroom. The bridegroom was attended by Charles Bowers of Mt. Cory as best man. Ushers were Clarence Reiter of Mt. Cory, a brother, and William Cox of Pandora. Following the ceremony a recep tion for 50 guests was held at the home of the bride. Late in the evening the couple left on a 10-day wedding trip to Michigan after which they will reside in Mt. Cory where he is employed at the elevator. Return From Motor Trip To California Mr. and Mrs. Wade Marshall who were married on Easter Sunday, re turned Friday night after a month’s motor trip to the Pacific coast. They visited points of interest enroute and spent some time with Mrs. Marshall’s two aunts, Mrs. J. B. Huff and Mrs. M. L. Huff, both of Modesto, Calif. Traveling 7,000 miles, their itiner ary took them thru fifteen states and also Old Mexico where they visited historic Juarez. They also visited the Grand Can yon, Boulder Dam. Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park, San Fran cisco Exposition, Salt Lake City, Denver, Lincoln, Neb., and Peoria, Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. Marshal are making their home for the present with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. D. William son of Orange township. VISIT ART MUSEUM Twenty-one members of the Bluff ton high school art classes accom panied by their instructor, Mrs. R. A. Lantz visited the Toledo Art Museum, Wednesday. The trip was made in a school bus. Harmon Field Day, Communitv Outing, To Be Held On Friday With The Sick Miss Zitella Getties, Bluffton high school senior and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Getties is convalesc ing at the Bluffton hospital following an operation for appendicitis, Friday morning. Dr. J. S. Steiner who was a pa tient at the Bluffton hospital the past week has been removed to his home where he is recovering from complications following an attack of influenza. David Wenger, who has befen mak ing his home with his daughter, Mrs. E. E. Miller northwest of Bluff ton is a patient in the Community hospital. Mrs. Melvin Williamson, a patient in the Findlay hospital for the past eight weeks was removed to her home near Mt. Cory, Monday. The condition of Miss Marjorie Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Clark remains unchanged. She h^s been ill for some time with heart trouble at her home on Grove street. Mrs. Agnes Warkentin, pneumonia patient in the Bluffton hospital is re covering and will be removed to her home in Pandora, Friday. Oliver Locher, Bluffton bank clerk, has been in St. Luke’s hospital, Cleveland for observation the past week on account of a kidney ail ment. His wife and daughter Nan, accompanied by the former’s par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Diller of Pandora left Wednesday morning for Cleveland to spend several days with him. Mrs. Lillian McConnaughey of the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors home in Xenia is convalescing at the home of her mother Mrs. Bertha Woods on West College avenue following a ma jor operation which she underwent at Lima Memorial hospital. Mrs. O. D. Lora of South Main street and College avenue is still confined to the Findlay hospital where she underwent a major oper ation three weeks ago. Her condi tion is reported satisfactory consid ering the seriousness of the opera tion. Condition of Mrs. A. E. Lugibill, critically ill at Bluffton hospital for more than a month with heart trou ble and complications is unchanged. Mrs. P. C. Herr is recovering at her home north of Bluffton following a recent paralytic stroke. Mrs. Wilson Hawk is improving at her home on South Jackson street after several weeks treatment at Findlay hospital. Last Rites For Mrs. Med Murray Monday Funeral services for Mrs. Medlow Murray, 7, of Thurman street, were held at the Church of Christ, Mon day afternoon with her pastor, Rev. Lee Remaley officiating. Members of the Bluffton Legion Auxiliary of which she was a mem ber, attended in uniform. Follow ing the services interment was made in Maple Grove cemetery. Mrs. Murray died at her late home Saturday morning following a four months’ serious illness of heart trouble. Mrs. Murray, the former Anna Breyman, was born September 14, 1871, at Mifflinsburg, Pa., the daugh ter of William and Rebecca Brey man. In her early youth she re sided with her parents in Mt. Cory. Later the Breymans resided on the Griswack farm in Orange township before moving to Bluffton. She was married on April 16, 1889, to Medlow Murray, one of the Murray triplets. For forty-nine years she was a member of the Church of Christ here and took an active part in church affairs. Surviving are her husband four sons Melvin and Dwight Murray of Findlay Clayton and Nile of Bluff ton and Dwain of Marietta and three daughters Mrs. Grace Amstutz of Bluffton, Mrs. Jessie Woods and Mrs. Treva Crawford of Findlay. Also surviving are one brother, Frank Breyman of Arcadia and three sisters Mrs. Emma Curry, Mrs. Elsie Alspach and Jane Breyman of Findlay. ENTERTAIN S STU DENTS Miss Eiiz.abeth Bixel, instructor in the Grover Hill high school, enter tained a group of twelve seniors of the school at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bixel of South Main street, Sunday. These students were members of a cast which presented an operetta recently given by the Grover Hill school chorus and directed by Miss Bixel. During their stay here the group visited Bluffton college and several of them are planning to attend school here next year. THE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INT ERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1939 In Campus Fete iONITA Hart zler. Bluffton college senior who has been chosen by the student body as maid of honor for Bluffton day, the annual open air campus fete held during commencement week at’ the college. The event will take place this year on June 12. As maid of honor, she will crown Miss Esther Hamseyer queen of the Bluffton day fete. Miss Hartzler has been active in campus affairs and popular with the student body. Her home is in Goshen, Ind. Barn Is Burned In Fire Tuesday Night Fire of unknown origin totally de stroyed a barn owned bv M. L. j|. bert, four and one-half miles east of Bluffton on Route 103, Tuesday night about 8 o’clock. The barn is located on a one acre tract and the place was occupied. With the exception of a few tools the barn had no contents. The loss is covered by insurance. Gilbert resides seven and one-half miles southeast of Bluffton on a farm which he recent ij purchased from Ira Kimmel. Bluffton Pupils High In Scholarship Tests Sixteen of thirty-six Bluffton High students competing i.i district schol arship tests at Bowling Green last Satin day placed am the high ranking ten in their respective sub jects, earning a rating of honorable mention for the school. Bluffton pupils competed ii Divis ion II for schools with enrollment of less than 400. Bluffton students placing in th* select group were as follows: Biology—Richard Berky, second. Chemistry—Eleanor Berky, fifth. General Science— Wilhelm Am stutz, fifth. Physics—Wade Mumma, seventh Richard Wenger, eighth. Algebra I—Neil Xeuenschwander, fifth. Plane Geometry—John Stettler, seventh. Latin I—Carol Baine, seventh. Latin II—Ixis Schaeubiin, tenth. French 1—Phyllis Steiner, eighth. French II ■—Adelaide McGinnis, first Betty Weinhold, seventh. English 10—Harriet Biome, tenth. Typewriting I—Dale Reichenbach, seventh Marcele Sommer, third. Bookkeeping I—Robert Luginbuhl, sixth. Births Mr. and Mrs. Harry Martz of Co lumbus Grove are the parents of a daughter born at the Bluffton hos pital, Monday. A daughter, Rose Marie, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Welty of Plain City, Ohio, Friday, according to word received here. Mr. Welty is a form er Bluffton resident, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Welty north of town. Corn Planting To Start This Week Corn planting in the Bluffton dis trict, delayed by the late spring, is expected to be well under way by the latter part of this week. Warm weather over the week end gave an impetus to spring work and tractors and teams have been busy with field tillage. Excessive rainfall which halted farm operations a month ago has been lacking and showers which fell Tuesday were generally welcomed as providing moisture for soil which was rapidly becoming too dry. M. E. BROTHERHOOD SUPPER The Men’s Brotherhood of the Methodist church will hold its last meeting of the season next Monday night. A covered dish supper at 6:30 o’clock will be followed by a short business meeting and special program. Committee in charge con sists of F. A. Babione, D. R. Triple horn and James West. All men are invited. Dr. Rodolphe Petter internationally known linguist and authority on the Cheyenne Indian language accom panied by his wife visited Monday night at the home of Dr. and Mrs. S. K. Mosiman on Grove street. The couple who have been engaged in mission work among the Indians in Montana for more than a score of years were enroute to New York city from where they will sail Sat urday on the liner Isle de France to visit his native country, Switzerland. Glee club competition will be in Anderson, Ind., May 12 and 13, and orchestras will play in Indianapolis, Ind., May 17 to 20. Schools from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan will compete. Sidney Hauenstein, director of the orchestra, and Miss Ruth Lambertus, supervisor of the glee club, an nounced that their groups will not compete in the national meet because of conflicting schedules at the local school. Certification of the two groups was on the basis of the school’s showing in state competition at Columbus. Steinman Visits Area Lions Clubs Forrest Steinman, Bluffton civic leader, this week attended meetings of Lions clubs at Fredericktown and Northfield in eastern Ohio in his capacity as district governor in the Ohio Lions organization. He was at Fredericktown Monday, accompanied by E. S. Lape and Dr. Gordon Bixel, members of the Bluff ton club. Mrs. Steinman accompan ied her husband to the meeting in Northfield, Tuesday night. Heard In Radio Talks On Crime N. E. Byers, former Bluffton col lege instructor and Orden Smucker, instructor in Bluffton high school were heard Sunday on the Collegiate Roundtable, a weekly radio feature, on the subject of crime. The Collegiate Roundtable is a fea ture broadcast from Lima station WLOK each Sunday at 2:30 o’clock under direction of Milburn Diller, Bluffton college junior. Various sub jects of general interest in the social fields are discussed. College Recital Season Opens Friday A busy season of pre commence ment musical activity at Bluffton college will be opened this Friday night with presentation of the first of a series of senior graduating re citals. Fred Baumgartner, baritone, a graduate of the Westminster choii school, will appear in the recital at 8 p. m. Friday in the college chapel. This weekend the choir will make three concert appearances in Indiana. On Saturday the group will sing at Topeka, and concerts will be given at Nappanee and Goshen on Sunday. High School Nett er s Win First Match, 5-0 Bluffton High’s green tennis team scored its first victory of the season last Thursday afternoon in Lima by drubbing Lima South, 5 to 0. Results of singles matches were: Howe (B) defeated Gatton 6-2, 6-1 Clark (B) defeated Slechter, 6-0, 6-4, and Berky (B) defeated Hoffman, 6-2, 6-3. In doubles Howe and Clark defeated Gatton and Hoffman, 6-2, 6-2 and Lloyd and Short teamed up to defeat Slechter and Lindeman, 6-2, 3-6, 4-6. Hold School Music Program On Sunday Buffton high school vocal and in strumental musical organizations will appeal in a joint program in the high school auditorium, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Noted Linguist And Authority On Indian Language Visits Here Dr. Petter first became interested Orchestra, Glee Club Eligible For Contest Bluffton High officials were noti fied this week that the school orch estra and the boys glee culb are eligible for regional contests in In diana later this month. The vocal groups will consist of the glee clubs under direction of Miss Ruth Lambertus instructor in vocal school music and the sen inl and junior orchestras directed by Sidney Hauenstein, instrumental mu sic instructor in the schools. in the Indian language some thirty years ago when he visited Canton ment, Oklahoma, where Dr. Mosiman was superintendent of the govern ment school. Dr. Petter later went to Montana where he worked among the Chey enne tribe and reduced their dialect to a written language, providing a grammar and dictionary. He also translated the New Testament and portions of the Old Testament into that language. School Keeps Watch Against Diphtheria Precautions against a possible out break of diphtheria among pupils in Bluffton high school are being taken this week, it was announced by Supt. A. J. B. Longsdorf following a report that students who took scholarship examinations at Bowling have been exposed to diphtheria. Fifty students who took the gen eral science examination in the scholarship test were declared to have been exposed to diphtheria by Dr. H. P. Powell, Wood county health commissioner. Dr. H. J. Powell, Wood county health commissioner, said he received official diagnosis from Seneca county authorities that Clarence Potson, Fos-1 toria pupil, took the tests while suf fering a “very had” sore throat. A check on the situation revealed that Norman Beidler and Wilhelm Amstutz, II, represented Bluffton in this branch of the test. The exam ination, however, was given in two separate rooms and whether the two Bluffton students were in the same room with the Fostoria pupil could not be determined. Preventive measures against ant outbreak of the disease are being taken under direction of Dr. G. E. Miller. Allen county health commis sioner it was stated by Supt. Ixmgs dorf. Hold Funeral For David Niswander David G. Neiswander, 74, residing three miles northwest of town died in the Bluffton Community hospital Sunday morning following a month’s illness. His death was due to infection be lieved to have developed from a minor wound on his hand. Funeral services were held Tues day afternoon at the Reformed Men nonite church with Rev. Peter Stein er of Lima officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Neiswander came from one of the oldest families in the Swiss Set tlement, his grandfather, Michael Neuenschwander being the first set tler in that district. His father, Michael Neuenschwander, Jr., was born on the high seas .aboard ship enroute from Germany to New York. Surviving are his wife Lydia two daughters, Mrs. Levi Waltz, Mt. Cory Mrs. Charles Criblez, Arm strong, III. four sons Eugene, Ad rian, Mich. Robert at home Nor man of Convoy and Walter of Bluff ton. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary Basinger, Columbus Grove and Sarah Basinger, Pandora, and a brother Joshua Neis wander of New Stark also survive. Bluffton Lions To Honor Steinman Forrest Steinman, district gover nor of Lions International, will be honored at next Tuesday’s meeting of Bluffton Lions, his home club and of which he is a former presi dent. Program of the evening will in clude a ladies night dinner in the Walnut Grill at 6:15 p. m. At the session, Steinman will present the program he has been conducting in his capacity as district governor at Lions meetings in the area under his supervision. Local Checker Club Defeats Bryan Team Defeating Bryan by a score of 22 to 2 last Sunday afternoon in the Bluffton club rooms, the Northwest ern Ohio checker club, made up of players from this area, engaged in its first inter-city match contest since formation of the new orgainza tion which has its headquarters here. Members of the team representing the local club were Gene Zuber and Carl Burkhart, of Bluffton Homer O. Dorsey, mayor of Findlay Perry Gray, Ft. Jennings, and Dr. Weldon Diller, of Toledo. BLUFFTON A Good Place to Live and a Good Place to Trade NUMBER 2 GLEANING LARGE MAINS FINISHED Hater Service no Longer Shut Off' for Entire Town, During Work Another Month will be Requir ed to Complete Cleaning Of City Lines In cleaning the remainder of Bluffton’s three-mile network of water mains, it will not be necessary to shut off the water supply for the entire town, Supt. John W. Swisher announced Wednesday. For the past three weeks the city water supply has been shut off for four nights each week for the re pairing of valves and cleaning of the principal water mains leading from t'.e mvni‘ innl p'a.nt. With the completion of work on these mains, water service will be discontinued from now on only in that section of townv in which the cleaning is being done. Approxi mately another month will be re quired to complete the cleaning pro gram. Cleaning to Start at 4 P. M. Cleaning will start about 4 p. m. until midnight as previously. Crews will work on the project each Mon day, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. In cleaning mains between Poplar and Cherry street on Main street, workman removed more than a truck load of lime and sulphur deposits. Work will be continued this week on mains to the north end of Main street, and afterward from Kibler street south, Supt. Swisher said. Following the completion of work on Main street lines will be cleaned in other parts of the town. Cleaning of the city’s water mains will improve the water pressure in addition to resulting in a cleaner water supply, according to the plant superintendent. Mrs, Krohn Dies At Home Of Daughter Funeral services for Mrs. M. E. Krohn, 86, native of Pandora, were held at the Methodist church at that place, Wednesday afternoon with her pastor Rev. C. O. Good officiating assisted by Rev. Chas. Armentrout of Bluffton, pastor of the Rockport Presbyterian church. Mrs. Krohn died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Orlo Marshall of Rockport, Sunday evening, follow ing an extended illness. She was born in Pandora. January 8, 18.33 and was a lifelong resident that place until the past several 1 ars when she made her home with her daughter. Her parents, Almon and Margaret (Winters) Ransom, w re pioneer Pandora residents. She was married December 27, 1877, to Mai tin E. Krohn who preceded her in death fifteen years ago. She was a membet of ti Pandora Methodist church and for many years was active in church and Sun day school work. She was also a member of the Bluffton Eastern Star chapter. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Marshall granddaughter Ethel Jean Marshall sister, Mrs. Emma Eisen bach of Phoenix, Arizona, and bro ther, A. E. Ransom of Adrian, Mich. Interment was made in Pandora cemetery. Last Rites For Rockport Woman Mrs. Emma Bailey, 62, native of Rockport, died at her home at that place Thursday morning following a two weeks’ illness. Funeral services were held Sun day afternoon at Rockport Methodist church with Rev. E. A. Leeson, former pastor of the church officiat ing. Interment was in Rockport cemetery. Mrs. Bailey was born in Rockport, August 7, 1876, and resided there all her life. She was married to Geo. Bailey who preceded her in death fifteen years ago. Surviving are one son John Bailey of Rockport two daughters, Mrs. C. A. Snyder and Mrs. J. M. Slusser both of Lima one brother, A. F. Fullerton of Rockport, thirteen grandchildren and three great grand children. Real Estate Deals Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hofer have purchased the residence property on East Mound street which they now occupy from Mrs. Paul Weaver of Pottsville, Pa., a former Bluffton resident.