CHURCH OF CHRIST
L. B. Remaley, Pastor
Thursday: Leadership training
courses at High school.
9:15 a. m. Bible school.
10:15 a. m. Communion service.
10:30 a. m. Morning worship.
6:30 p. m. Christian Endeavor.
Topic: “What it Means to Trust in
Christ for Strength.”
Let us start the year 1940 right
by attending church.
E. G. Steiner, Pastor
9:30 Sunday school, C. D. Diller,
7:30 Young People’s Service for
young and old.
You are invited to attend these
services held at the College chapel.
W. L. Harmony, Pastor
9:00 a. m. Sunday school.
7:30 p. m. Preaching and com
A. F. Albro, Pastor
9:30 Sunday school.
10:30 Morning worship.
The revival services under the able
leadership of Rev. Denton are prog
ressing with increasing spiritual
fervor. The interest in the meetings
is spreading and great things are
being anticipated for the coming
days of these services which will con
tinue until Jan. 14.
These meetings are not only for
the Missionary Church, they are for
all regardless of creed.
Rev. Denton served as a British
soldier throughout the European war.
He also served thru one and one-half
year in India. His message contains
many incidents taken from his army
life. Come—a welcome awaits you.
Charles M. Armentrout, Pastor
9:30 a. m. Holy Communion ser
10:30 a. m. Sunday school, Mrs.
Walter Marshall, Supt.
7:30 p. m. Christian Endeavor.
Wednesday 2:00 p. m. The mis
sionary society will meet.
9:30 a. m. Sunday School, Mrs.
Waldo Diller, Supt.
10:50 a. m. Holy Communion ser
5:00 p. m. Tuxis.
7:30 p. m. Service, Miss Mary
Haas, a returned missionary from
Africa will give an illustrated lec
ture upon her work.
The subject of the Communion
mediation will be “Sad Hearts and
Burning Hearts”. The public is cor
dially invited to attend the services
of the church.
Quiet Observance Of
The New Year Here
Bluffton’s celebration of New
Year’s over the last week-end was a
quiet one, and with the resumption
of normal business and industrial
activities on Tuesday another holi
dayseason had passed into history.
Monday was generally observed as
a legal holiday in the town, giving
most of the residents of the village
a two and one-half day vacation
Business and industrial activity re
sumed its normal routine on Tues
day, marking an official end to the
holiday season that was inaugurated
with the observance of Christmas.
Bulffton public school students re
turned to their classes Tuesday
morning, and Bluffton college re
sumed its scholastic schedules Wed
Service boars—Pure bred Berk
shires. Joy Huber, 5 miles south on
Bentley road. 37
Service bulls delivered any time.
C. N. Long & Son. Phone Ada
For sale—Sorrel gelding coming 3
years old also sorrel gelding coming
7 years old Guernsey bull, years
old. R. C. Klingler, Ity miles south
and mile east of Beaverdam.
For sale—2 cows, Jersey and
Guernsey, to be fresh Feb. 1. C. E.
Jones, 1% miles north on Dixie.
For sale—Spotted Poland China
male hog. Lyman Barnes, Bluffton
For sale—Fresh Jersey cow with
third calf. Sam Badertscher, Bent
For sale—Jersey cow and calf.
Wilbur Steiner, phone 174-W.
For sale—Cow 4 years old, fresh
soon. Hiram Locher.
For sale—12 feeding does. Virgil
Haas, 2 miles east on 103 and *6
For sale—Seven shoats. W. H.
Kidd, 6 miles south on Bentley road.
P. A. Kliewer, Pastor
Teachers’ meeting 7:45 p. m.
Bible study and prayer service,
Mrs. Kliewer, leader, at 7:45 p. m.
Sunday school 9:30 a. m.
Sermon 10:30 a. m. text: “The
W’hole Creation Groaneth.”
Christian Endeavorers 7:30 p. m.
Three inspiring programs at 7:30
Message 8:30 p. m. “To Serve
Him.” Installation message.
New Year’s Resolution: “This one
thing I do, forgetting those things
which are behind, and reaching forth
unto those things which are before,
I press toward the mark for the
prize of the high calling of God in
I Christ Jesus.”
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY
Sunday services at 10:30 a. m.,
Testimonial meeting at 7:30 Wed
The reading room at the church is
open every Wednesday from 2:00 to
4:00 p. m. The public is invited to
all services and to visit the reading
This society is a branch of the
Mother Church, the First Church of
Christ Scientist, Boston, Mass.
FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH
H. T. Unruh, Pastor
7:00 p. m. The Christian Education
Committee will meet.
8:00 p. m. The church council will
9:00 a. m. Church school 10:00 a.
m. Church worship.
6:00 p. m. Intermediate C. E.
7:00 p. m. Junior C. E. and even
The first Sunday of the New Year.
Attend church Sunday and every
Sunday of the year.
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
J. A. Weed, Minister
3:45 p. m. Junior Choir Rehearsal.
7:30 to 9:30 p. m. Leadership
Training school at High school build
9:00 to 11:00 a. m. Unified service:
W’orship, Lesson study, Sermon.
Sermon topic, “The Power of Life
and Death at Our Command.”
6:30 p. m. Epworth League devo
tional service and young people’s
Monday evening, Wimpy supper,
served by Epworth League, begin
ning at 5:30 o’clock. Serving and
program continuous during evening.
8:00 p. m. Woman’s Missionary
society meeting at home of Mrs. J.
Highway improvement in the
Bluffton area during the past year
involved an aggregate expenditure of
approximately $18,000 and gave the
district better facilities for automo
Of major importance in the pro
gram was hard surfacing of the
county line road, beginning at the
Dixie highway north of town and
continuing to Route 224 in Putnam
The highway comprises a nine-mile
stretch of the Allen-Hancock and
Putnam-Hancock county line, and its
completion gives a new direct all
paved route to Gilboa, Ottawa and
other towns in that vicinity.
Re-surfacing of the Dixie highway
between Bluffton and Five Points,
about seven miles north of Lima, was
completed late in the summer.
Eight and one-half miles of the road
In Richland township, six miles of
six township roads were improved.
Re-surfacing was effected on the
Grismore, Phillips, Bluffton-Columbus
Grove, Bentley and Hillville roads,
and also on a road running south
The annual meeting of the Richland
Township Farmers Mutual Insurance
Association will be held in the Town
ship room in Bluffton, Ohio, on Sat
urday, January 13th. 1940 at 1:00 p.
m. For the purpose of transacting
any business that may properly come
before the meeting.
All member are earnestly request
e dto attend.
37 Earl L. Matter, Secretary.
Soviet Radio Programs
Preparing radio programs in the
Soviet Union is something of an or
deal for the government, which does
all broadcasting. Scripts must be
translated into 62 different lan
guages to meet the various dialect
demands of 170,000,000 citizens.
News for 3,254 daily papers is sent
out in this w’ay.
______________ THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Vatican City Is Smallest State
But Others Give It Close Race
Monaco, San Marino and
Prepared by National Geographic Society.
Washington, D. C.—WNU Service.
The coronation in Vatican
City of a new pope has turned
world attention to that tiniest
of sovereign states. The im
portance of Vatican City in
world affairs and how it com
pares in size to the other midg
et states of the world is the
subject of renewed discussion.
Vatican City, the newest and
smallest sovereign state in the
world, is a walled area of less than
109 acres entirely surrounded by
Italian territory, the city of Rome.
The new state came into being with
signing of the Lateran treaty with
Italy in 1929. The unification of It
aly in 1870 had deprived the Roman
pontiffs of a territory stretching
from sea to sea, an area of about
16,000 square miles with a popula
tion of more than 3,000,000 persons.
Envoys From World Powers.
Today the population of the little
sovereign state that replaces the old
papal domain is slightly in excess
of 1,000 yet so important is it as
the seat of the pope that 37 coun
tries, including some of the greatest
world powers, send diplomatic rep
Under the pope Vatican City has
a governor, a secretary-general, a
central council, three courts, an
“army” of 110 Swiss guards, and a
police force numbering 100. It has
its coinage and postage stamps,
with its own post office, welfare
center, railway station, and tele
In striking contrast to Vatican
City in many ways is the next small
est soverign state, the Principality
of Monaco, with an area of 370
acres. It lies near the French-Ital-
Of Past Years
Bratislava Once Home
Of Hungarian Diet
Prepared by National Geographic Society.
Washington. D. C.—WNU Service.
When Slovakia’s “Declara
tion of Independence” from
Czecho-Slovakia was promul
gated in Bratislava, the role of
government fountainhead was
not a new one to the city.
Bratislava, which was
Pressburg before Czecho
slovakia was born at Ver
sailles, at the close of the World
war, became the capital of all Hun
gary when the Turks, in a mad
sweep across southeastern Europe,
captured Buda—the prefix to Buda
The ruins of the old Hungarian
royal castle atdp one of the city’s
hills, 275 feet above the Danube,
recalls Bratislava’s days as Hunga
ry’s first city. It continued to be
the capital until about the time of
the birth of the United States, when
Emperor Joseph II restored Buda to
its former dignity. Bratislava con
tinued to be host to the Hungarian
diet, however, until less than a cen
Important Trade Outlet.
The crownings of kings, and the
meetings of diets have not, how
ever, entirely absorbed the citizens
of Bratislava. For about a thou
sand years the city has been one of
the important trade outlets on the
Danube, a sort of commercial fun
nel for grains from the fields of the
hinterlands, and wines from grapes
that cling to the nearby Little Car
Industrially, Bratislava has held
nigh rank among central European
cities of its size. A glance through
its factory doors reveals in the mak
ing textiles, flour, iron products,
leather goods nhr- »vnlo-
Dog Tags Are On
Sale In Bluffton
Allen county dog tags went on
sale the first of the week, it was an
nounced by Floyd B. Griffin, county
auditor. Tags will be sold in Bluff
ton at the Menno Badertscher gro
cery in Beaverdam at the John
Lenny residence and in Lafayette at
the C. E. Murray store.
Peter's and St. Peter's Square in
the Vatican. To the left are
shown the Vatican gardens, the
Pope's outdoor promenade.
ian border on the Mediterranean.
It is the only one of the world’s
pygmy states that possesses a sea
coast. Its “navy” is the yacht of
the reigning prince. The revenue
of the principality is derived main
ly from taxes on the gaming tables
of Monte Carlo, a town of less than
10,000 population at the base of the
promontory from which the palace
overlooks the sea.
Mountaintop Statelet is San Marino.
Another sovereign state, which
like the Vatican is surrounded by
Italy, is the republic of San Marino.
A Fourteenth century stronghold
atop Mount Titanus extended its do
main by purchase until now San
Marino’s 38 square miles sustain a
population of almost 15,000. Less
than a score of miles inland from
Rimini on the eastern coast, the
country is devoted largely to pro
ducing wine and raising cattle.
Liechtenstein, which seceded from
the Holy Roman Empire in 1806, is
the fourth smallest independent
state, with an area of 65 square
miles, less than the area of the Dis
trict of Columbia. Situated on the
old Swiss-Austrian border, this prin
cipality has a reigning family that
dates back to the Twelfth century.
The people, numbering a little more
than 10,000, are engaged largely in
agriculture, with some cotton, pot
tery and leather goods industries.
Fifth place in smallness is as
signed to Andorra, with its 191
square miles in the Pyrenees be
tween France and Spain. It has
owed its independence largely to its
mountainous character and its in
accessibility, until recently having
but mule tracks through narrow
mountain passes armies found it
easier to pass the Pyrenees near
the sea ends.
sives, paper, furniture and tobacco.
These industries and many small
er ones keep the city’s 124,000 peo
ple employed. About 40 per cent of
the population is made up of Czechs
and Slovaks, 28 per cent is German,
and 22 per cent Magyar.
Palace Offers Excellent View.
The site of the old royal palace
is a splendid grandstand from which
to view Bratislava. Below, the town
hall, Gothic cathedral, museum and
Franciscan church—all products of
the Thirteenth century stand
among modern business buildings
rising above a touch of Paris: side
walk cafes, numerous monuments,
SLOVAKIA. GOES NAZI—
Armed and proudly wearing the
swastika, these, youthful Slovak
Nasis stand guard outside the
headquarters in Bratislava when
the province of Slovakia assert
ed its independence from the
state of Cxeclio-Slovakia.
and fountain-studded public parks.
The palace ruins themselves re
call interesting tales. The edifice
was burned in 1812, and one story
has it that workmen caused the de
struction because they grew tired of
carrying supplies up the hill. Later,
smugglers are reported to have used
the ruins as a signal tower.
Checker Club Meets
On Wednesday Night
The Bluffton Checker club which
has been meeting on Monday night
has changed its time to Wednesday
night, it is announced by officers of
the club. The next meeting will be
held this Wednesday night at the
club rooms at Albert Steiner’s on
East Elm street.
Dr. P. D. Bixel
Died January 2, 1938
Mr. and Mrs. Noah Steiner, of
Lima, well known in the Settlement
are spending the winter at Sarasota,
Florida. Mr. Steiner, formerly of
this place is a member of the firm of
Steiner Bros., of Lima, tool and die
Chris Hilty is digging a cellar
under his house in Pandora.
Mrs. E. E. Miller and her son and
daughter and Mrs. Hiram Kohli and
sons spent Friday in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Schumacher in
Everyone seems to enjoy winter all
the more since a fine blanket of
snow is covering the ground.
Omer Gratz sold a team of horses
at the auction in Bucyrus last week.
Since colder weather has come,
many farmers are busy doing their
butchering. Old fashioned winter
weather is holding sway again.
Wade Sherman, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Llewellyn Amstutz received his
A. M. degree at Ohio State univer
sity before the holidays. He is again
going back to the university where
he is doing some tutoring.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Steiner of
near Orrville, visited in the home of
Mr. Steiner’s brother, Prof, "and C.
D. Steiner. They also visited with
E. D. Kohli and Mr. and Mrs. H. M.
Kohli and family Monday forenoon.
At the annual congregational meet
ing at the St. John’s church on Mon
day, Jan. 1st, the following officers
were elected: Deacon, Menno Augs
burger Trustee, Ellis Steiner Treas
urer, Arthur Schumacher Secretary,
Hiram Kohli Chorister, Herbert
Hilty Assistant, Mrs. D. J. Unruh
Pianist, Susie Welty Assistant, Lu
cile Geiger Head usher, Myron
Hilty Correspondents to the Men
nonite church papers, Mrs. Milford
Haas and John Schneck Members
of music committee, Henrietta Sch
neck. The pastor, Rev. D. J. Unruh,
has again been retained to serve the
congregation another year.
Schools are again resuming class
work on Tuesday. The community
experienced an exodus of teachers
and students to all parts of the
country the fore part of the week.
A fourteen month old child of Mr.
ind Mrs. Albert Tschiegg passed
away one day last week. Mr. and
Mrs. Tschiegg and family are re
nding near Orrville, Ohio. The
family has the sympathy of their
nany relatives and friends of this
■ommunity where they lived until a
few years ago.
Several groups of serenaders made
their usual rounds on New Year’s
night. The younger generation is
upholding the custom in a fine fash
ion. Many of the young people are
having some difficulty, since the
German language does not roll out
as glibly as it might. Nevertheless,
the night of serenading proves to be
quite an efficient method of instruc
tion and before returning to their
homes in the early morning hours
they feel amply repaid for all efforts
The twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Eli
Bucher of California, Mo., spent sev
eral days visiting among their rel
atives in the locality. They are tal
ented musicians and presented sev
eral trombone duets in the Sunday
morning services at the Ebenezer and
St. John’s churches, and were highly
Mr. Blanchard Amstutz visited
with Miss Lucile Geiger during part
of his vacation. He is a student at
the Ft. Wayne Bible Institute.
Mr. Flythe of North Carolina,
father of Mrs. Oscar Wenger is
spending the winter months in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Wenger
The Moser Brothers from Switzer
land who have appeared in Bluffton
and Pandora on several occasions in
the past few years, are scheduled to
present a program at Pandora on the
17th of January. They have repre
sented their native land at the New
York World’s Fair and are now’ tour
ing some of the states where the
Swiss communities are found.
Harold Diller has made several
trips to Coshocton, Ohio, where he
gets truck loads of coal.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis H. Amstutz
and daughter Anita Louise left
Tuesday for their home at Wisner,
Nebraska after spending the holiday
season at the home of their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Luginbuhl and
Mr. and Mrs. Ephriam Amstutz.
They were accompanied on their re
turn trip by Mr. Amstutz’s two
sisters, Misses Mabel and Lillian
Amstutz, who will spend some time
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lora and
daughter Eloise of Bluffton spent
Tuesday and Wednesday visiting
with relatives at Berne, and Ft.
Miss Bernice Olsen, of Albion,
Okla., spent her holiday vacation
with her relatives at this place.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Schnegg, who
have resided on Mrs. George Non
namaker’s farm several years, expect
to have a sale soon and move to
Miss Eloise Lora entertained the
Girls’ Missionary Band at their
Christmas meeting at her home at
Bluffton. A gift exchange was en
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. King will cele
brate their fortieth wedding anni
versary Sunday. A family dinner
will be held at the noon hour and
their many friends are invited to
call during the afternoon.
On December 25, Christmas Day,
the family of D. C. Augsburger of
near Elida, were reunited, the child
ren and grandchildren all being
present except John King who is
Mr. Augsburger’s oldest grandchild
who is working in Michigan.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Christian Augsburger, son David C.
and daughter Mary E. of Flora
Dale, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Edward
King and sons Paul and Robert,
daughters Freda, Clara and Betty of
Elida Mr. and Mrs. Fred Augs
burger, sons Robert and Billy and
daughters Ruth, Margaret and Dor
othy of Columbus, Ohio Mr. and
Mrs. Alpha Lantz and sons Junior
and Melvin, daughters Treva, Alice
and Opal of Sidney Mr. and Mrs.
Homer Augsburger of Dayton Miss
Esther Augsburger of Elida.
Dinner was served cafeteria style.
Afternoon and evening callers
were: Daniel Augsburger and Fan
nie Hales of Elida, Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Augsburger of Lima, Mr.
and Mrs. Raymond Augsburger and
children of Elida, Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Augsburger and children,
Miss Barbara Lehman of Elida.
Mr. and Mrs. John Augsburger,
son Norman and daughter Beulah
and Mose Augsburger and Katy
Augsburger and Mr. and Mrs. Ray
mond Cox, all from the vicinity of
Honoring Mr. and Mrs. Homer
Cook of East Orwell and Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Wampler of Kent a
family gathering was held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Cook,
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THURSDAY JAN. 4/ 1940
Saturday evening. Those present
were: Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cook,
Lafayette, Mrs. Raymond Cook,
Lima,.Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Freet, Mr.
and Mrs. Cloyce Kidd, Mr. and Mrs.
Clifford Fruchey, Mr. and Mrs. D. R.
Van Meter, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Mat
ter, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Cook, Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Reams, Miss Laura
Hek, Toledo, Ruth Freet, Martha
Fruchey, Betty Cook, Helen Kidd,
Carolyn Matter, Eileen Amstutz,
Maxine Cook, and Helen Cook War
ren Cook, Gerald Kidd, Lloyd Cook,
Wayne Kidd, Emerson, Loren and
Dale Fruchey, Harold Cook, Mr.
and Mrs. L. E. Cook and guests of
honor Mr. and Mrs. Homer Cook and
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wampler.
Board Of Public
Affairs To Meet
Organization of the Board of Pub
lic Affairs in charge of Bluffton’s
municipal electric light and water
works plant will be held during this
month. Time for the meeting has
not yet been fixed, it was announced
the first of the week.
Personnel of the new board will
consist of Eli Deppler and Wm. Lug
inbuhl, former members. A. C.
Burcky, Bluffton college athletic
mentor, newly elected to membership
on the board will replace Cal Balm
Drive your car in to our
service station today—and
we’ll service it so that you
can start without trouble
these cold winter morn
We’ll change the oil,
charge the battery and put
everything in tip top con
dition for winter driving.
Ask for an attractive
Bluffton Tire Shop
Elmer Burkholder, Prop.
Opposite Town Hall
SPARKLE GELATIN DESSERTS..................... 3 pkgs. 10c
PEACHES, Iona................................... 2 No. 2¥2 cans 25c
CAMPBELL'S BEANS..........................3—1 -lb. cans 23c
CORN or TOMATOES.............................. 4 No. 2 eons 27c
RAISINS, Seedless..........................................4-lb. pkg. 27c
MAXWELL HOUSE COFFEE..........................2-1B tin 49c
CAKE FLOUR, Sunnyfield........................... Ige. pkg. 17c
OLEOMARGARINE, Sure Good..........................2 lbs. 19c
LARD, Sunnyfield.................. 4-lb. pkg. 33e
ARGO GLOSS STARCH.............................. 3-1b pkg. 21c
MACARONI or SPAGHETTI, Encore..........3-lb. pkg. 21c
PEANUT BUTTER, Sultana............................2-lb. jar 23c
SALAD DRESSING, Ann Page............................ quart 27c
RICE, Blue Rose............................................................. 1b 5c
DOG FOOD, Doily........................................3 tall cans 15c
CHOCOLATE DROPS.............................................2 lbs. 19e
MUSTARD, Harbauer.................................................qt. 1Oc
PEAS, Iona...................................................3 No. 2 cans 25c
DAILY EGG SCRATCH FEED 100 lbs. $1.77
DAILY EGG LAYING MASH 100 lbs. $2.23
DAILY MILK DAIRY FEED, 16% 100 lbs. $1.38
OYSTER SHELLS..................... 100 lbs. 79c
NAVY BEANS........................................................4 lbs. 17c
CORN FLAKES, Sunnyfield.....................2 Ige. pkgs. 15c
CH IPSO, Flakes or Granules............................Ige. pkg. 19c
PILLSBURY PANCAKE FLOUR............................ pkg. 10c
SUPER CUDS, Blue...................................2 Ige. pkgs. 37c
MATCHES, A&P............................................. 6 boxes 21c
PANCAKE FLOUR, Sunnyfield.......................5-lb. bag 15c
BUTTER, Silverbrook............................................... IB 34c
CRISCO OR SPRY..........................................3-1b can 51c
CHEESE, Wisconsin ................................................. lb. 21c
BEET SUGAR...................................25-1b paper bag $1.27
CHERRIES, Red Sour Pitted.....................No. 2 con 10c
ROMAN CLEANSER, plus dep....................................qt. 10c
WALDORF TISSUE PAPER................................ 4 rolls 17c
P&G SOAP or KIRK'S FLAKEWHITE..............3 bars 10c
ROLLED OATS, Sunnyfield..............................Ige. pkg. 15c
dexo, Pure Vegetable Shortening.............. 3-1b can 41c
Large, Firm and Crisp
2 HEADS 13C
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