Recent callers at the Rayl home
were: Mrs. Ella Downey, of Detroit,
Mich. Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Downey
and family, Dow Scoles, Betty
Wolfley, Mrs. Henry Hilty, Mrs.
Charles Strahm, of Seattle, Washing
ton Mrs. John Montgomery, Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Rayl and son Elmer. Mr.
and Mrs. Daryl Robnolte and son
Gene, of Toledo.
John Rayl who has been visiting
relatives in Toledo returned to his
home in Orange township, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Hosafros
took New Year’s dinner with Mrs.
Elizabeth Hosafros of Findlay.
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Hauenstein call
ed on Mr. and Mrs. Ottis Basinger
one evening last week.
Friday callers of Mrs. Eva Mont
gomery were Harry and Mildred
Battles. Evening callers were Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Schantz and son.
Mr. Clinton Moorehead, Dwight
Frantz, Wayne Zimmerman and
Harold Badertscher called on Geo.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCafferty
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Scott McCafferty of Rawson.
Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Moore called
on Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Strahm of
Seattle, Washington, visited friends
and relatives in this community last
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hilty and son
spent Sunday and Monday at the H.
O. Hilty home.
Mrs. Chas. Montgomery and dau
ghter Sue spent Friday with her
grandmother, Mrs. C. Welsh of Ada
and Mrs. Merton Moses and daugh
ter. Afternoon callers were Mrs.
Ira Kimmel, John Welsh and Mrs. A.
Glen Owens returned to Newark,
Delaware Thursday after spending
a few days with his sisters, Mrs.
Sarah Oates and Miss Clarabel
Owens and New Year’s day he was
transferred to Machias, New York,
where he will be located.
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Moore of De
troit spent the week end with their
The L. A. S. and W. M. S. of the
Liberty Chape] church will meet with
Mrs. Mabel and Helen Montgomery,
Thursday afternoon, January 11th.
Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Hartman call
ed on Mrs. Dora Hartman and dau
ghter Mae Steinman, Saturday even
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler and
son called on Mr. and Mrs. John W.
Wilkins and family Sunday after
The Young People of the Liberty
Chapel church held their C. E. busi
ness meeting at the C. E. Klingler
home New Year’s evening. They
had as their guest, Rev. Nyburg of
Mich., the one who organized the
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Mr. and Mrs. Glen Huber and Mrs.
Margaret Huber and daughters of
Elgin, 111., spent Wednesday with Mr.
and Mrs. Brooks Huber in Mansfied.
Lowell Lehman of New London was
a guest in the home of Mr .and Mrs
Walter Cupp and famiy the past week.
Mr. and Mrs F. .Marshall and Mr.
and Mrs Orlo Marshall attended a
Christmas party at the H. S. building
in Pandora last Wednesday evening
when members of the Advance club
entertained their husbands and fam
A family gathering was held in the
home of Mr. and N s. Ed Cook near
Beaverdam, Saturday evening honor
ing Mr. and Mrs. Homer Cook of
East Orwell and Mr. and Mrs. Robt.
Wampler of Kent. Brothers and sis
ters and their families, numbering
forty enjoyed the evening together.
Those present were, Mr. and Mrs.
Irvin Cook and family of Lafayette
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cook and fam
ily, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Fruchey and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Cloyce Kidd and
family, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Freet and
daughter Ruth, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed.
Cook and family. Mr. and Mrs. Chris
Gratz were unable to attend because
Mr. J. R. Marshall, a member of a
pioneer family of this community,
passed away at his home early Sun
day morning after a brief illness.
Had he lived until February 22nd, he
would have celebrated his eighty ninth
birthday. Mr. Marshall has been in
failing health for several year, but
was bedfast only a short time. Funer
al services were held Tuesday after
noon in the Presbyterian church where
he served as an officer and elder for
many years. He leaves three dau
ghters, Mrs. Lois Cupp, Mrs. Mary
Begg and Miss Elnora Marshall and
two sons Harold and Herbert also
eleven grandchildren and three great
grand children, most of whom reside
in this vicinity.
The January meeting of the M. E.
Missionary society will be held in the
home of Mrs. Clifford Fruchey, Wed
nesday afternoon. The following pro
gram will be given: Worship service
Mrs. Arthur Price Study Book, Mrs.
Clyde Van Meter Leavening the
Mass, Mrs. Thomas Foulkes, Mrs.
William Stephens, Mrs. Jesse Spicer
and Mrs. Alice Harsh. Social hour,
Mrs. Frank Jagger.
Mrs. J. O .Cupp will be hostess to
the Presbyterian Missionary society,
1 Wednesday afternoon, January 10th,
with the following program: Wor
ship service, Mrs. Charles Armen
trout Study Book, Mrs. Orlo Mar
I shall Elecetion of officers Year Book
of Prayer, Mrs. Edgar Begg.
Miss Kay Fast of Celina spent the
week end with her former classmate
at Memorial hospital, Miss Ruth My
Mrs. Perry Huber, who has been
a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Huber
and family for several week has gone
to Ada to spend the remainder of the
for better farming
that’s what Bluffton farmers saw at the John Deere dem
onstration in our store Wednesday.
Here’s a name, Mr. Farmer, that has stood for dependable
farm equipment for nearly 100 years and is still your best as
surance of simplicity and dependable
That’s why you will find simplicity
John Deere line of machinery—that’s why John Deere equip
ment has been giving satisfactory service on farms in this dis
trict for generations.
If it’s farm equipment—John Deere has it. Let us dem
strate without obligation.
Bluffton Implement & Harness Co
winter with her daughter, Frances,
who is a senior at Ohio Northern and
Miss Alice Huber who spent the holi
days here has returned to her teach
ing in Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Marshall and
son Robert were among those who
attended a famiy gathering in the
Mary and Barbara Steiner home east
of Pandora last Friday evening.
Merriel Lehan of New London
Jane and Sue Risser of Bluffton spent
one day last week with their cousin,
Mr. and Mrs. Fuy Mayberry and
family were guests in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. William Porter in
Marysville, one day the past week.
The Light Bearers of the Presbyter
ian church will meet with John Mar
shall, Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Cloyd Myers was a Saturday
dinner guest of Mrs. J. Banning Smith
The college students who have been
spending the holiday vacation with
their parents in this vicinity, returned
to their work Tuesday. Among them
were Miss La Donna Campbell to O.
N. U., Ada, Herbert and Ralph Mar
shall to Ohio State, Columbus Mary
Marshall to Bowling Green, Jean Mar
shall to Miami University, Oxford
Nelson Kohli to Angola, Indiana.
Miss Ruthanna Fridly of Lima and
Messrs Bob Barnett and Allen Alion
of Waterville, were dinner guests in
the home of Miss Mary Marshall,
New Year’s day.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Kidd and family
and Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Kidd spent
several days the past week in the
home of relatives in Indianapolis.
Increased corn yields in Ohio,
Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, and Minneso
ta helped make the 1939 crop the
third largest in the last 10 years
although South Dakota, Nebraska,
Kansas, and Oklahoma produced only
one-third of their annual 1929-29
average of 500,000,000 bushels.
John Westrick, Defiance, bought a
purebred cow and two purebred
calves 15 years ago, has produced
160 calves since then, built up a
dairy herd averaging 16 head of
milkers, and sold heifer and bull
calves. The herd has averaged over
400 pounds of butterfat a year for
the past eight years.
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
Estate of Parthenia Akermnn. Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that Myrtle Edwards
whose Post Office juldreas is Groverhill, Ohio.
R. F. D. No. 2, has been duly appointed and
qualified as administratrix of the Estate of
Parthenia Akerman, late of Allen County,
Dated this 27th day of December, 1939.
RAYMOND P. SMITH.
Judge of the Probate Court.
38 Allen County, Ohio.
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
Estate of Elvira E. Fox, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that Cleo N. Smith
whose Post Office address is 419 S. Scott St..
Lima, Ohio, haa been duly appointed and
qualified as administrator of the Estate of
Elvira E. Fox late of Allen County. Ohio,
Dated this 14th day of December, 1939.
RAYMOND P. SMITH.
Judge of the Probate Court,
36 Allen County, Ohio
John Deere has taken the
lead in the design and man
ufacture of farm equipment
built to give reliable service
in the hands of users who are
not expert mechanics or
Wise buyers look for sim
plicity in buying farming
equipment. Your own ex
perience with modern farm
machinery tells you that the
machine with the fewest
working parts is the one that
gives you the least trouble
and takes the least power to
the keynote of the
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Washington Patterns Future
After Original L’Enfant Plan
Spring Brings Influx
Of Tourists to
Prepared by National Geographic Society,
Washington, D. C.—WNU Service.
The spring tourist trek is de
scending on Washington. The
Capital City has changed so
rapidly in the last decade
through a $200,000,000 govern
ment building program that
even those who live there have
difficulty keeping track of the
The problem faced by the
commission of fine arts and
the builders of the new Wash
ington is twofold. In carry
ing out the plan of 1901,
worked out to incorporate vir
tually all that was feasible
in Major L’Enfant’s original
plan, they are striving to produce
the most beautiful capital in the
world and at the same time to pro
vide suitable quarters for the ever
increasing bureaus of the federal
To erect a truly graceful build
ing large enough to house the thou
sands of employees of one of the
major departments, such as com
merce, interior, or agriculture, is a
task so difficult as to challenge the
most skilled architects. There must
be hundreds of offices, all with out
side windows no gloomy medieval
castles will prove satisfactory.
Hugeness is a physical necessity,
grace an artistic obligation.
Federal Triangle Large.
To their everlasting credit, the
architects who have designed the
new edifices have mastered seem
ingly impossible difficulties. The
federal triangle, where are concen
trated more official activities than
in any other capital, covers an area
of about 20 city blocks from its
Fifteenth street base, the enormous
department of commerce building,
to its Sixth street tip, the Apex
building, which is to be occupied
by the federal trade commission.
Within the nine buildings of this
group are offices for more than 25,
000 government employees yet, de
spite the vastness of the structures,
the development has genuine archi
tectural attractiveness and dignity.
Fortunately L’Enfant planned a
Federal City with room to expand.
Even the largest edifices can be
made to look graceful if surrounded
by grounds sufficiently spacious, and
the new buildings are so framed by
pleasant parks and plazas that they
escape the charge of crowded awk
With its new south extensible sec
tion, the department of agriculture
building has become the largest gov
ernment office structure in the world,
housing in its 4.292 office quarters
6,450 employees yet even in such
a commodious balding only about a
third of the department’s Washing
ton personnel can be brought to
Constant expansion of activities
requires an increase in government
office forces too rapid to be taken
care of in any single structure, even
though it be extensible by merely
adding wings and be placed, as is
this, in a 35-acre park.
One of the latest of the new struc
tures to be occupied is the new in
terior department building, into
which some 3,000 workers recently
moved. Designed by Waddy B.
Wood, in consultation with Secre
tary Harold L. Ickes, this building
departs somewhat from the classi
cal style of its neighbors. No pil
lars adorn it, but setbacks provid
ing outside walls for its many wings
give the appearance, at a distance,
of Doric columns.
Building Has Electric Stairway.
This gray stone giant, just north
of the marble edifices that form the
frame for the Lincoln memorial, is
the first government office building
to be equipped with electric stair
ways. Two of these have been in
stalled to carry passengers between
the street and E street levels and
to relieve congestion during the rush
hour when lunch is being served in
the big cafeteria in the basement.
Besides the moving stairs there are
20 high-speed eh valors and 11 com
plete stairways. I.ike others re-
Ohio State University students won
first place in the apple judging con
test held at Penn State College. The
team members, Eldon S. Banta, Le
banon John Louzecky, Lakewood
Fred Burroughs, Cleveland, and Fred
Hartman, Toledo, were coached by
Professor N. F. Childers. Eldon
Banta had a score of 99 out of a
Production of soybeans for the
DOM—A typical departmental
home, quarters of the United
States Department of Agriculture.
Photo shotes the administration
building at the left, with east
and west wings, and the south
building at the right.
cently constructed, the building has
a completely automatic 'air-con
The structure is virtually a city
within a city. It has a telephone
system now handling 2,200 main
lines and 1,100 extensions. At a
peak, 2,600 main lines can be
served. The system is equivalent
to one serving a city of 30,000.
Along the north side of broad Con
stitution avenue, across from the
munitions building, stand the white
marble edifices described by the
commission of fine arts as the frame
for the Lincoln memorial. Erection
of a home for the federal reserve
board between Twentieth and Twen
ty-first streets completes this com
position, and when eventually the
temporary buildings, result of war
time haste, are removed, one of the
major dreams of L’Enfant will be
Pan American Annex Planned.
Other splendid buildings in this
“frame” are those occupied by the
National Academy of Sciences, the
public health service, and the Phar
maceutical association. Plans for
an annex to the Pan American un
ion have been prepared.
Although a short sight-seeing tour
seldom includes a trip through the
public health service, that bureau
is one that will richly repay a spe
cial visit. Within its laboratories
men are constantly at work, seek
ing out causes of diseases that men
Here Dr. Edward Francis discov
ered the nature and origin of tula
remia, or “rabbit fever.” Here he
is now conducting a study of inter
mittent fevers. He has exposed him-
famous ashing ton monument
stands out in severe contrast
against a black sky, apparently
in the midst of a Florida palm
grove as Independence day fire
works burst overhead.
self to the bacteria of so many dis
eases that it seems a miracle that
he still lives. Other earnest scien
tists are his colleagues. They work
tirelessly, risking their own lives
for the safety of others.
The late Andrew Mellon, former
secretary of the treasury, in pre
senting to the nation his collection
of art, together with a $10,000,000
building to house it, made a gift
valued by experts at probably $50,
000,000. For a site, the location
across Constitution avenue from the
Apex building has been chosen.
Mr. Mellon’s magnificent gift is not
to bear his name, for he has asked
that it be called the National Gal
lery of Art.
Any discussion of Washington art
treasures must include at least
mention of the Corcoran gallery, the
Phillips Memorial gallery, the Freer
gallery and the National Collection
of Fine Arts, formerly the National
gallery. All are distinctive. In the
Phillips gallery the pictures are
hung as they would be in a home.
Washington circles, parks, and
plazas are adorned with many me
morials, some of outstanding artis
tic merit. For those interested in
sculpture and other arts, the city
offers a field for months of study.
year is estimated at 80,000,000
bushels, with only about half the
acreage grown for grain. The na
tion did not reach a total production
of 10,000,000 bushels of soybeans
until 1930 and produced only 58,000,
000 bushels in 1938.
Farm income for 1939 is estimated
at $7,625,000,000, about equal to the
1938 income, and 63 per cent more
than the income for 1932.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Krohn and son
of Detroit, spent the week end with
Mr. Krohn’s folks, Mr. and Mrs. Reno
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Snavely and son
spent the week end in Bellvue, with
Mr. Snavely’s parents.
Lowell Hatfield spent the week end
Noah Bixel has rented his home to
Mr. and Mrs. George Nichols and
family of Ada. Mr. Nichols will be
the new mechanic in the Shell service
Wayne Hilty of Indianapolis, has
purchased a new Oldsmobile from the
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Steiner of
Cleveland, Tenn. left Tuesday for
their home where Mr. Steiner is head
of the Music department in Bob Jones
Junior Hatfield left Monday for Up
land, Ind., where he attends Taylor
Mrs. Earl Edwards who has been
on the sick list for some time is im
Miss Ruth Bixel left Sunday for
Columbus, where she attends Ohio
Miss Anita Steiner, a student at
Wheaton college, Wheaton Ill., who
has made her home with Mr. and Mrs.
Amos Hilty, returned to Wheaton the
first of the week
Miss Carol Bucher of Columbus,
now home to spend a few days with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond
The officials sworn into office, Mon
day were: Mayor, Lennis Steiner
Clerk, Glen Schumacher Treasurer,
A. S. Hilty Marshall, Ralph D. Ba
singer Council, John Gerber, W. D.
Niswander, Wilbert Zuercher, Walter
Geiger, Francis Kempf and Joel Ba
The school board organized Mon
day for the comming year. Charles
Reese was reelected President and
Elam Suter, vice president.
Ellis King has been hired as road
supervisor of Riley township. He
succeeds Lennis Grismore who resign
ed his position.
Noah Bixel left Tuesday for Cali
fornia. He will be gone for several
months. Omer Gratz will run his egg
and poultry business while he is gone.
Miss Hattie Krohn, Mrs. Mertie
Reese are visiting in Waterville with
Dr. Waldo Sutter and family.
Industrialists who believe their
business went through the depression
wringer should read the chart of
prices for storage butter futures in
Chicago which were 50.75 cents a
pound at the beginning of 1929 and
dropped to 14.125 cents a pound at
the end of 1933.
By LYLE SPENCER
Western Newspaper Union.
Death at Sea
CCURVY is a disease we prac
tically never hear about any
more. But up to a hundred years
ago it was one of the horrors of
sea life. It was a slow, creeping
scourge that made sailor’s teeth fall
out, robbed them of their energy
and pep, and finally made them
sink into a lethargic lassitude that
often ended in death.
On long voyages, it was not un
usual for half the crew of a sailing
ship to die of this mysterious dis
ease. We know now that scurvy
is caused by lack of vitamin in
the diet. But two centuries ago,
when salt pork and hard tack were
standard ship fare, and cream of
tartar and elixir of vitriol were the
usual medical treatment, its cause
Captain Hawkins, of the Royal
British navy, the man who first
found an effective cure for scurvy,
was not a physician and knew prac
tically nothing about medicine. In
1593, while in command of a ship
on a long sea voyage to Africa,
many of his crew fell ill with the
dread disease. Without avail, the
ship’s doctor administered all the
remedies then known to medical
As a last resort, Captain Hawkins
broke out a case of limes from
cargo, and ordered the sailors to
suck them. Miraculously most of
them recovered in short order.
The only thing left to commemo
rate Hawkins’ act is the fact that
the British sailors are still called
The Amstutz Cannery
will operate after Novem
ber 1 on Wednesday only
until further notice.
Delicious Canned Peaches
North of Bluffton on College Rd.
Bluffton Phone 635-Y
FHURSDAY, JAN. 4, 1940
BLUFFTON AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
Class entry fees .................................. $ 150.40
Space fees ..................................................... 14.50
Per Capita Tax (1938) ...................... 790.70
Membership fees ....................................... 47.00
Donations ..................................................... 181.25
Miscellaneous ............................................. 3.00
Check, Mary Gordon, 1935 fair, not
cashed ..................................................... 1.00
Total receipts for the year .... $2,172.25
Balance in Treasury at beginning
of year ............................... 102.17
TOTAL .................... $2,274.42
Secretary ..................................................... $ 25.00
Expense of members .............................. 31.16
Advertising ................................................. 11.75
Printing, ribbons and premium lists .. 76.15
Postage ....................................................... 8.24
Premiums paid. Class ............................... 818.15
Premiums paid. Junior fair ............... 184.40
Judges ........................................................... 43.50
Police and night watch ....................... 9.50
Music ............................................................. 5.00
Labor and hauling ..................................... 4.13
Repairs and replacements, lumber .. 13.76
Payment of loan ....................................... 790.70
Rent of buildings and equipment .... 115.50
Straw for bedding ................................... 37.74
Miscellaneous ............................................. 27.51
Total disbursements for the year $2,202.19
Balance in the treasury at close of
year ................................................. 72.23
TOTAL ............................................. $2,274.42
Total indebtedness at dose of year $984.40
HARRY F. BARNES,
AUDITING COMMITTEE REPORT
Bluffton, Ohio, December 30, 1939.
We, the undersigned, members of the Aud
iting Committee of the Bluffton Independent
Agricultural Society, have audited the rec
ords of said society for the year 1939, desire
to report them neat, accurate and correct.
The following called on Mrs. M. J.
Stratton during the past week: Mrs.
Bertha Wetherill, of Weston Misses
Joanne and Mabel Battles, Mr. N. R.
Elzay, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Fisher,
Rev. H. D. Camp, of Rawson Mr.
and Mrs. John Battles, Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. Klingler and family, Mr.
Lewis Grubb, Mr. Dull Battles, Mr.
and Mrs. B. J. Stratton and family,
Miss Dorothy Edinger, and Mr.
Harold Bell, of Tiffin.
Glen and Fairy Nonnamaker spent
Friday evening at the C. V. Klingler
home at Ada, and Sunday afternoon
at the Howard Nonnamaker home at
Roderick Nonnamaker spent Wed
nesday and Thursday at the home of
his grandmother, Mrs. Emaline Non
Mr. and Mrs. Lendon Basinger
spent Sunday evening at the Ray
mond Marshall home at Bluffton.
Union prayer services at Bethesda
Revival services opened at the
Riley Creek Baptist church Monday
Schools at Bluffton and Mt. Cory
resumed classes Tuesday morning
after the holiday vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Wright Klingler,
Jean Anne and Rose Marie Christ
man and Jimmie Scott spent Sunday
afternoon at the J. R. Fisher home.
Mr. Huber Jennings, daughter
Patsy and Mrs. W. L. Jennings of
Clyde were Thursday dinner guests
at the C. V. Klingler home. Miss
Gladys Klingler accompanied them
home for an indefinite stay.
Miss Lillian Koontz spent Thurs
day afternoon at the A. J. Nonna
maker and Anna Koontz home.
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