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Spring work on Bluffton district
farms will be delayed much later than
usual this year, the result of protract
ed sub-zero weather during January.
Area farm observers report this
week that the ground is still frozen at
a depth of from two to three feet, and
it will require quite a bit of warm
weather to effect thawing to the ex
tent that farmers can get into their
Little, if any oats will be sowed in
March this spring, the customary
month for seeding, and it likely will
be well into April before any crops
can be put into the ground.
Farmers are idle at the present, as
it is impossible to start plowing be
cause of the frozen ground.
Thaw’ing will be a slow process, it
Demonstration Of
Slip Cover Making
Demonstration of making slip cov
ers for furniture will be given at
the meeting of the adult class in
homemaking next Monday night at
the high school home economics room
at 7:30 o’clock.
The demonstration will be given
by Mrs. Lena Gratz Cox of Lima,
professional demonstrator and a
Bluffton college home economics grad
Also included will be a demonstra
tion and explanation in the use of
buttonhole and hemstitching attach
ments, skirt marker, electric scissors
and other new phases of sewing.
Kenneth Zuercher
Is Holdup Victim
Kenneth Zuercher, former Bluffton
resident, now serving as night at
tendant at a gasoline filling station
at North and Union streets in Lima,
was held up and robbed by an un
identified colored man early last Sun
day morning.
Zuercher is the son of Noah Zuer
cher, of South Main street. He left
here to work and live in Lima a
year ago.
The bandit entered the station
about 2:20 A. M. Sunday. After
going into the lavatory he came out
with his hand in his pocket, ordered
Zuercher to throw up his hands and
fled with $25 in loot.
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No Oats Planting In Prospect
This Month Spring Work Late
Coal of high quality at a much cheaper price than
other brands of the same quality, is what you get when
you call 506-W and order from Faze.
Because of unpleasant weath
er last Friday and Saturday
we are continuing our sale of
Ladies Footwear this week.
See this footwear on racks at
w’as pointed out, for the upper sur
face of the earth acts as insulation
for the frozen lower strata. Observ
ers said that heavy rains of the last
weekend failed to penetrate into the
sub-soil because of frozen ground
When an extended thawing period
can be expected still is pretty largely
a matter of conjecture, for it has been
more than two weeks since the sun
has been glimpsed in this district for
more than a couple of minutes at a
The only bright spot in the present
situation is the fact that ground
should work nicely following the thaw,
for freezing makes it much easier for
the farmer to get his fields into con
dition for seeding.
College Night At
Lions Club Tuesday
Bluffton college night was observed
at the meeting of the Lions club at
the Walnut Grill, Tuesday. Dr. L.
L. Ramseyer, president of the insti
tution showed motion pictures re
cently taken, depicting routine cam
pus life in classroom and dormitor
American isolation in international
affairs was also debated by members
of the varsity squad.
At the meeting Tuesday night the
date of the annual Lions revue was
set for Tuesday night, April 2.
Mt. Cory P. T. A. To
Meet Tuesday Night
The Mt. Cory Parent Teacher as
sociation will meet next Tuesday
night. Program will be in charge of
the North District section including
instrumental and vocal selections and
a play by the Mummers Dramatic
society of Findlay college.
REA District Head
At Black School
District heads will address an
REA meeting at the Black school in
Orange township next Tuesday night
at 8 o’clock, it was announced the
first of the week. There are about
25 miles of electric line in Orange
township in the REA system.
Bluffton, Ohio
Public Sale
The undersigned will sell at Public Auction at the
farm of Samuel Fett, deceased, which is located 3 miles
east of Beaverdam on State Route 30-N, or 5 miles south
west of Bluffton, on
Friday, March 8,1940
at 1:00 O’clock
The following property:
200 bu. of corn in crib about 6 tons of timothy hay
in mow machinery, consisting of wagon, cultivator, plows,
spring tooth harrow, mowing machine and other articles
not mentioned^ household goods consisting of beds,
dressers, table and chairs, stands, cooking utensils, copper
kettles and furniture, consisting of spinning wheel, old
cupboard, and rope bed. This furniture is all old.
Administrator for Samuel Fett, Deceased
Clerk from Citizens Nat’l Bank, Bluffton.
Leonard Gratz, Auctioneer.
B. F. BIERY, Buomm Mgr.
C. A. BIERY, Editor
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Rug and carpet weaving. Mrs.
Scott Kramer, Pandora. 46
Mis Doris Jean White spent Sunday
with her parents in Findlay.
Mrs. Florence Kepner spent the
week end with her son Homer Elwood
of Dalo.
Millard Oberly and sons visited Mr.
and Mrs. Horace Wilson of near Find
lay, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Cal. Garmotter and
family visited Sunday with relatives,
in Rawson, Ohio. '1:
Mrs. Sarah Cfei ger is spending the
week with her son Ivan Geiger and
faily in Van Buren.
Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Cooney of
South Jackson street are spending
a few days in Michigan.
Mrs. Noah Augsburger is spend
ing several weeks at the home of
her son Dewey Augsburger at Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Beer and daught
er Delilah of Pandora visited Miss
Sarah Amstutz on Mound street, Sun
We have in stock a beautiful new
line of latest style patterns in wall
paper. See Levi Gable, 142 S. Jack
son St. 45
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Neuenschwander
and family were guests in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Sorgen of Ken
ton, Sunday.
G. T. Soldner spent the week end in
Detroit attending a meeting of repre
sentatives of the Motor-Buckeye divi
sion of Investors Syndicate.
Miss Donna Lou Stratton of Col.
Grove spent last week at the home
of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. F. Stratton and daughters.
Mr. and Mrs. Reno Oberly and dau
ghter, Marilyn and Mr. and Mrs. Levi
Oberly visited Mr. and Mrs. Virgil
Doty and family at Lima, Friday.
Mrs. N. W. Basinger of South Main
street is spending two weeks in New
York city with her daughters, Mrs. A.
F. Lehmann and Miss Ethel Basinger.
Don’t forget pancake and sausage
supper at the Church of Christ this
Wednesday night from 5 to 7. All
the pancakes you can eat for a quar
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barnes enter
tained the agricultural teachers and
their wives of the county at a pot
luck supper at their home on South
Lawn avenue.
Mrs. Levi Gable, Mrs. Herman
Stager and Mrs. E. H. Neuenschwand
er attended the funeral of their uncle,
John P. Baumgartner at Ft. Wayne,
last Thursday.
Improvements at St. Mary’s Catho
lic church recently completed include
new hardwood floor and interior dec
orating. The contract was let to
Frank Neuenschwander.
Mrs. B. D. Morgan of Middletown
and Mrs. Wm. Parrish of Toledo
spent the week end at the home of
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Thompson of Orange township.
An attractive new top for your sink.
Inlaid linoleum in wide selection of
designs with chrome edge. Makes the
old sink like new. Estimates without
obligation. The Basinger’s Furniture
Mrs. Frank Herman, Mrs. Anna
Bame and Mrs. Cordia Ryan called
on Mrs. Emma Diefendiefer at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. C. F.
Stratton, last Wednesday afternoon.
The occasion being the 82nd birth
day of Mrs. Deifendiefer. She
wishes to thank all who remembered
her by cards and gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Schumacher and
Francis Schumacher, Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Benroth and James Benroth,
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene, ^enroth, Mr*
and Mrs. Alvin Aug4burfc^r and Mrs.
Lou Eaton were dinner guests at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Benroth and daughter Jeannine Ann
Benroth on her second birthday an
niversary, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schaublin
and daughter Rachel entertained
Sunday: Mrs. Edna Anspach, Mrs.
Virginia Fuller and daughter Bar
bara, Mr. and Mrs. Peter James and
son Ronald of Columbus Emanuel
Boutwell, Mr. and Mrs. Wilford
Gratz and Mr. and Mrs. Russell
Schaublin and daughter Patsy Ann.
Removals by Diller ambulance: Mrs.
M. Ransbottom from her home north
of Lafayette to the home of her dau
ghter Mrs. Harry Weaver south of
Bluffton Mrs. Ray Burkholder and
infant daughter from Bluffton hospit
al to Albert Burry home north of Pan
dora Jesse Ridenour of Beaverdam to
St. Rita’s hospital, Lima Albert Ver
million from office of Dr. J. V. Hart
man, Findlay to his home east of
Bluffton Clifford Carroll from St.
Rita’s hospital, Lima to the home of
his parents, Jacob Carroll, north of
Lafayette Marvin Hilty from Lima
Memorial hospital to the home of his
parents, Phillip Hilty, south of Bluff
ton Mrs, Chas. White and infant dau
ghter from Bluffton hospital to Mt.
Cory Mrs. .A. Packer and infant
son from Bluffton hospital to their
home in Lafayette Wm. Carr from
his home north of Bluffton to Bluffton
I hospital.
Miss Mary Differ spent Tuesday
with friends dt Lima.
Women of the Methodist church
will serve a leap year dinner on
April 4.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Rupright
and daughter, Nonna Jean spent Sat
urday and Sunday with relatives in
Fried turtle suppers 25c fried frog
legs 50c, every Tuesday and Satur
day night, 7:30 p. m. also entertain
ment Bill’s Tavern, Jenera. tf
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schaublin,
south of Bluffton called at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Nisw’ander of
South Main street, Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Hinson and fam
ily and Clarence Brobeck of Cincin
nati spent the week end at the home
of J. E. Steiner and family of Thur
man street.
Prof, and Mrs. R. G. Whisler of
South Lawn avenue spent the week
end in Toledo visiting Mrs. Whisler’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Hindley.
Jtyrs. Whisler’s mother returned with
them for a several days’ visit.
Robert Root of Toledo spent Friday
with feis parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar
Root of Mound street. Robert, a, tele
graphex for the New York Central
railroad, was recently transferred
from Adrian, Mich., to Toledo.
WPA May OK Sewer
(Continued from page 1)
In a resolution adopted after Fink
beiner’s presentation of the proposal
the council authorized the Toledo
engineer to make necessary changes
in the pending application which he
agreed to do without cost to the
Council members pointed out that
such action does not indicate that
the sewer issue will again be
brought to a vote. However if
WPA approval is given and govern
ment funds are available, the matter
could be submitted again to a vote
at a general or special election, it
was stated.
Vote Here Close
That revisions be made in the ap
plication in order that it might be
submitted for government approval
and funds, was suggested by WPA
officials, Finkbeiner stated. In so
doing, cognizance was taken of the
fact that at the election here last
November the proposal lost by only
a fraction more than three per cent
of the vote required.
Election returns showed that the
measure received 61.8 per cent of
the ballots cast, whereas 65 per cent
was necessary. Should the proposal
have been defeated by a decisive
margin, its possibility as a WPA
project would have been dropped,
Finkbeiner said.
At the time of the election last
fall, there had been no formal gov
ernment approval of the project be
cause of insufficient time. Assur
ances were given, however, that
government aid would be forthcom
ing in event the measure was ap
proved by local electors who were
asked to vote $80,000 in bonds for
the project.
To Three Offices
To obtain WPA approval and al
location of funds the application will
pass thru three offices: first to
Wm. B. Schmuhl of Toledo, district
WPA head then to state WPA
headquarters in Columbus and final
ly to Washington.
Any grant of government funds,
however, would be conditioned on
the municipality providing money
for its proportion of the cost.
According to engineers’ estimates
last fall, the cost of a complete sew
er system, including disposal plant,
main trunk sew’ers and secondary
lines constructed as a WPA project
would be $400,000.
One-fourth of this amount $100,
000 would be required from the
town with the balance, $300,000 pro
vided by WPA funds. To provide
the town’s share of the cost it was
proposed to issue $80,000 in bonds
and the balance of $20,000 to be
financed thru a service charge.
Beaverdam School
Operetta Friday
“The Land of Dreams Come True”,
a three act operetta, will be present
ed by the first four grades of the
Beaverdam schools in the school
auditorium, Friday night at 8 o’clock.
Miss Rita Hankish of Bluffton, in
structor in public school music at
Beaverdam will direct the production.
Fire At Scott &
Ewing Plant Here
The fire department responded to
a call from the Scott & Ewing plant
on Cherry street, Wednesday morn
ing at 8:15 o’clock when a blaze
started from an overheated chimney.
Damage was negligible, according to
Fire Chief Guy Corson.
Gilboa Grange Coming
Members of Gilboa Grange will be
guests of Richland Grange south of
Bluffton, next Tuesday night. The
program will be provided by the
Gilboa visitors after which the Rich
land Grange will furnish refresh
News Want-ads bring results.
Hospital Auxiliary
The Woman’s Auxiliary will meet
at the hospital next Tuesday after
noon at 2:30 o’clock.
Jitsau Tau Club
The Jitsau Tau
Mrs. Ross Irwin,
club will meet with
Thursday night.
Travel Class
Members of the Travel lass, their
husbands and guests enjoyed the an
nual club banquet at the high school
cafeteria last Thursday night. Speak
er of the evening was Mrs. Chancey
Newcomer of Bryan who reviewed a
biography of Jennie Lind. Other
numbers on the program included a
group of vocal numbers by Miss Phyl
lis Driver and a one act play “Mazie’1
by a cast from the Bluffton College
Richland Community Circle
Old hats will be a feature of the
meeting of the Richland Community
circle at the home of Mrs. Olga Koh
ler, Thursday afternoon, March 14.
At this meeting each member will
wear the oldest hat she owns or can
borrow. A feature of the program
will be a paper on the topic “Why do
you buy a hat?” by Mrs. Leah Mat
Other numbers on the program will
Devotionals by Mrs. Mathryn Mos
er, assistant hostess round table dis
cussion on household hints Music,
Mr. Edna Hall Poem, Mrs. Mary Dep
Bridal Shower
Honoring Mrs. Alice Mae Boutwell
a recent bride, Miss Berda Gratz en
tertained at a shower in her home,
Tuesday night. Prize winners in con
tests during the evening were Mrs.
Frances Wenger and Miss Helen Geig
Many beautiful gifts were received
by the honor guest and dainty re
freshments were served by the
Enjoying the affair were: Mrs.
Boutwell, Bonita Clark, Emma Leh
man, Ola Conrad, Lamoile Amsutz,
Luella Luginbuhl, Frances Wenger,
Helen Geiger, Thelma Marquart, Ar
lene Caris, Meredith Burkholder,
Theda Anderson, Berda Gratz, Mrs.
Harry Amstutz and Mrs. A. D. Gratz.
Leigion Auxiliary.
The Legion Auxiliary will meet in
the American Legion hall next Tues
day night at 8 o’clock.
Bluffton Campfire girls at their
meeting last Wednesday made plans
to obtain a lot for the coming summer
on which they will grow flowers to
supply Bluffton hospital. Plans were
also made for a garden contest this
Orange Twp. Farm Women
The Orange Township Farm Wom
an’s club will hold an all day meeting
at the home of Mrs. Ethel Shilling
this Thursday.
G. H. M. C. Meets
The Gertrude Hoy Missionary
Circle of the St. John’s Reformed
church met Monday evening with
Mrs. W. O. Geiger.
The theme of the meeting was:
“Africa Calls.” Election of officers
was held, followed by dainty re
Gasoline Price War
Spreads To Bluffton
A gasoline price w’ar that had its
inception in Lima last Friday spread
to Bluffton the first of this week,
bringing good news to motorists.
Regular brands of gasoline are
selling for 14 cents a gallon at
stations in the area, as a result of
the price war, but in a few scat
tered cases Monday prices as low
as 14 cents a gallon were reported.
Previous to Friday, quotations
generally had been 16r2 cents a gal
lon for regular gasoline.
Peace Club Plans
Spring Activities
The Peace Action Club of Bluffton
college has formulated plans for ac
tivities during the remainder of the
school year.
At a meeting held on Feb. 23 at
6:30 in the morning final plans were
drawn up for interviewing the com
munity. A questionaire of issues re
lating to w’orld problems and personal
attitudes is being used to find out the
the community opinions.
A bibliography of peace books is
being collected with special emphasis
on conscientious objection for the be
ginning of a peace libary. Deputa
tion groups for near-by churches are
being planned. Tenative activities fur
spring vacation are being considered.
The group may present a peace play
throughout the East as was done in
the West last year. Bertram Smuck
er and Richard Weaver are going to
Chicago to discuss with the Rev. Carl
Landis the possibility of working in
the mission house as a part of the
constituent peace program and also
procedure in organizing the spring
peace play.
Plan Mosquito
Campaign Here
(Continued from page 1)
At the start of the campaign the
mosquito program likely will be tied
in with the village’s customary spring
cleanup day, it was indicated at the
council meeting.
Combining the two programs will
bring cleanup day about a month earl
ier than usual this spring, the mayor
Eliminate Rubbish
Holding cleanup day at an earlier
date will bring about the elimination
of piles of tin cans and other rubbish
in which w’ater may collect and there
by provide possible breeding places
for mosquitoes.
To effectively control the pests,
Lewandowski said it is necessary
every possible breeding place be elim
inated, and for best results full co
operation of every Bluffton resident
would be required thruout the entire
At the opening of the drive, resi
dents may be requested to spray
around their premises in addition to
cleaning up rubbish, and the council,
working with civic groups, will plan
treatment of Big and Little Riley
creeks and other breeding places.
Continue Program
After initial activity in the cam
paign, the council and other groups
will collaborate in continuing the con
trol activities during the summer.
Regular treatment of creeks, the city
dump and other places will be requir
ed, and owners of homes and other
buildings also must cooperate to make
the drive successful.
There have been some suggestions
that the town convert the old fire
truck, now’ used as a ladder and hose
wagon, into a portable spray outfit,
but no definite action has been taken
on the matter.
In his talk here last w’eek, Lenan
dowkski, recognized as one of the
country’s mosquito control specialists,
declared that an inexpensive, yet ef
fective, cleanup can be effected here
if every section of the town cooper
ates in the campaign.
He presented an analysis of the lo
cal control problem, and suggested
the forms of treatment w’hich would
be required.
Monroe Doctrine
The Monroe Doctrine was pro
pounded in a presidential message
on the third of December, 1823.
Wanted—Poultry and eggs at
highest market price also have
poultry to sell retail. Calvin Steiner,
third house from Electric light plant.
Bluffton phone 212-W. tf
Auction sale—Four room house with
basement, fairly good condition, tw’o
rooms up and two dow’n, easy to move.
Will sell on Harry’ Lugibihl farm, 3
miles south of Pandora, 3 miles west
and one mile north of Bluffton,
Tuesday, March 12, at 1:30 p. m.
Muncon Thrapp, auctioneer.
Would like to buy 3 to 8 acres with
house, within radius of 5 miles of
Bluffton. Prefer to deal with owner.
Write Box A, care Bluffton New’s.
For sale—Farm of 80 acres, 6
miles east of Bluffton. Electric
current $5,000. H. W. Althaus,
phone 189-R.
For sale—Two bushels extra good
alfalfa seed also terrier pup. Carl
Derringer, 2 miles south on county
For sale—F-12 Farmall tractor
outfit including tractor, 2 bottom
plow’, disc and cultivator. Wilbur
Steiner, 137 West Kibler St.
For sale—Several varieties of nice
apples: also good Oliver riding plow.
E. D. Kohli.
For sale—Nice alfalfa hay, price
reasonable. E. P. Steiner, Bluffton
For sale—Modem 7 room house
also building lot. Minnie Henry’, 164
Mound St.
For sale—1936 Pontiac 6, two door.
Kenneth Henry, 164 Mound St.
For sale—Phonograph attachment
for radio. Inquire News office. 46
For sale—New house on South Main
street, can be bought cheap if takeil at
once. H. W. Althaus.
For sale—McCormick-Deering rid
ing cultivator Oliver walking plow
20 unit rabbit hutches 50c each. Must
be sold at once. See R. A. Potts,'P-j
miles west of town on Col. Grove Rd.
Call after 5 p. m.
For sale—Building lot on South
Main street. Elmer Klay, Bluffton
phone. 46
For sale—Leghorn eggs for hatch
ing from old hens. Lyman Barnes,
Bluffton phone.
For sale—Good winter apples,
applebutter, vinegar and nice honey.
E. P. Steiner Fruit farm, mile
east of town. tf
For sale—Building lots on Spring
and Elm streets. See Ed R. Reich
enbach at postoffice. tf
For sale DeLaval cream separa
tor No. 15, power outfit and kero
sene brooder stove used one season.
All in good condition. Also farm
implements consisting of grain
binder, hay loader, corn cultivator
and com planter. C. C. Herr, 2
miles north of Ebenezer church and
mile west. tf
For sale—Good eating and cooking
1 apples 40c per bushel and up. Augs
burger Fruit Fann. tf
Beulah Bowman Dies
At Bluffton Hospital
Stricken by pneumonia Sunday
night, Beulah Chloe Bowman, 29,
daughter of, Mr. and Mrs. James
Bowman, resadente- pn the Harrison
Anderson farm i’h’
died Monday afternoon, irfthe Bluff
ton Community hospital.
Miss Bow’man became ill Sunday
at the home of her parents in
Orange township. She had come
here from Toledo, where she was
employed, to assist her parents in
packing household goods, prepara
tory to moving to Van Wert
A native of Putnam county, she
was born near Belmore and had re
sided in that vicinity most of her
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday afternoon at the Belmore
United Brethren church, of which
she was a member. Burial was at
that place.
In addition to her parents, she is
survived by a daughter, Maxine, 9,
who made her home with Mr. and
Mrs. Bowman and three brothers,
Delmar, of Toledo and Kenneth and
Vernon, both at home.
Phone 421-W Bluffton, O.
for Support and Dress
Demonstration without
Mrs. Paul Faze
Bluffton Phone 313-W
GRATZ, Agent
City Hall
Double Ray
Nut Shop
Nuts with Freshness
Toasted in—
Mogul Peanuts.... 29c lb.
Special Mix............39c lb.
Special Cachews.. .49c lb.
Special Family Mix 49c !b.
Fancy Bridge Mix 59c 1b.
Giant Pecans..........99c lb.
Try them for your next
party or gathering.
Sidney’s Drug Shop
1 rt II Bluffton
with Jackie Cooper and
Freddie Bartholomew
SUN.—MON., MAR. 10-11
Our Leading Citizen
To Benefit Girl Reserves

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