Successful mosquito control re
quires that their breeding places be
located early in the spring, and ap
propriate measures be taken before
the adults have an opportunity to
emerge. It is an easy matter to
destroy the mosquito in the water
stage, but next to impossible to
work out any successful mosquito
control when the pests once are on
Adult spring mosquitoes are vic
ious biters. They also are long
lived, and altho most abundant in
the spring they live on until late
ON THE MOSQUITO BATTLEFRONT
in that it
Control activity has bee
mapped by the citizens’
in charge of the program, and with
the advent of warmer weather the
work will be launched promptly.
Dr. Ramsey er Is
Speaker In Lima
Dr. Lloyd L. Ramseyer, president
of Bluffton college, was the speaker
Tuesday at a noon luncheon meeting
of the Lima Kiwanis club. Subject
of his talk was “Social Intelligence”.
Eating Protective Foods
Today people eat more of the pro
tective foods, such as milk, green
leafy vegetables, tomatoes and cit
rus fruits, than they did 50 years
ago, says the United States depart
"My income goes
a lot farther now."
Yes, a personal loan works
wonders with a budget over
burdened by debt. It pays
bills and balances puts
everything you owe in one
place. It cuts monthly out
go from 20 to 50% ... so that
you have more of your in
come for your own good
use... Just like a raise in pay.
Put your family finances in
order with a thrifty budget
loan. It’s easy to arrange ...
convenient to repay on your
own kind of terms. City
Loan service is pleasant,
helpful and strictly private
Paul Scho«nlein Manager
COR. MARKET &
Phone Main 7351
If Bluffton’s control campaign is
to be a success
sary that ever
however, it is neces
citizen do his part,
village officials are plan
ning to prevent breeding in streams,
ponds, quarries, parks, streets and
other public places, but the private
citizen also must prevent breeding
on his own premises.
homes the usual
for mosquitoes in
barrels, tubs and
buckets of water,
pools of water remaining after rains,
leaky pipes, leaky hydrant valves,
tin cans, bottles, plugged water
troughs, uncovered cesspools, plug
ged roof gutters and downspouts.
ML Cory School News
The first act of “The Romancers”
ay Edmond Rostand who wrote
‘Cyrano de Bergerac” was presented
by the eighth grade of Mt. Cory
ffiapel Friday undisr
id by Kenneth
Walters and now hangs in the sup
The third grade has been studying
Holland and has a large wind mill
fifteen feet high which will hold
four pupils inside. The pupils help
ed make the windmill under the di
rection of Miss Marcella Reese. The
airplane in the first and second
grade room has received its final
coat of yellow paint. It is large
enough to hold two pupils in the
made under the
has been announced
It is as follows:
Steiner, Avis Marshall,
Main, Eugene Klammer,
Dukes, Mary Lou Carr, Earl Bower
sox, Marjorie Alspach Eleventh
grade—Jim Wooley, Betty McVey,
Bernita Holmes, James Gilbert, Ann
Dukes Tenth grade—Von
W inget, Robert Powell,
Moyer, Wanda Montgomery,
Marquart, Kenneth Green
grade—Ida May Arnold,
Arnold, Betty Jean Edinger, Ger
aldine Henry, Carol Montgomery,
Vera Smith, Lois Steiner, Kathleen
Waltz Eighth grade—Jean Dukes,
Roberta Manges, Norma Montgom
ery, Pauline Simkins, Marjorie
Oberly Seventh grade—Robert Bow
ersox, Mary Katheryn Gratz, Eileen
Steiner, Marilyn Steiner, Lorence
Werner Sixth grade—Joan Carr,
Jane Dukes, Carol Henry, Judith
Montgomery, Jacqueline Zimmer
man Fifth grade—Wilma Hamilton,
Doris Jean Roether, Paul Stuckey,
Elizabeth Cook, Louise Johnson
Fourth grade—Eleanor Steiner, Suz
anne Woolley Third grade—Dorothy
Welty, Howard Von Stein, Eugene
Steiner, Richard Koontz
Shafer, Dickie Dukes, Donna Cylmer,
Dorma Jean Watkins, Joan Steiner,
Donald Moyer First grade—Joan
Green, Nora Mae Powell, Sue Ann
Radabaugh, John Rogers,
A complete line of popular makes, straps and attach
ments. Wide range of prices.
at W. H. Gratz Footwear Shop
Wednesdays, April 24, May 1, S, 15
Afternoons and Evenings
We do all kinds of watch repairing
Compete At Lima
Bluffton marksmen are planning to
participate in the fifth annual muz
zle-loading rifle and pistol tourna
ment to be held at the Lima Gun
club range, Saturday, May 25, and
Sunday, May 26.
The meet at Lima represents a
combination of trophy matches form
erly held at New Bremen and Cin
Three From Here On
Three Bluffton men were named to
:ecutive committees at a meeting of
last week at Lima.
Seven committees appointed by of
ficers represent game, fish, forestry,
lakes and parks, law enforcement,
social qnd finance.
Gerald Berry is a member of the
game committee Dan Trippiehorn
is on the fish committee, and Silas
Diller serves on the lakes and parks
Picture Is Shown
Students attending the abandoned
Stratton school in Orange township
half a century ago are pictured in
a photograph placed on display this
week in the window of The Bluffton
Thirty-seven pupils are in the pic
ture, with their teacher, the former
Miss Ida Diehl.
Miss Diehl now is Mrs. Horace
Stratton, residing south of Bluffton.
Only eight of the 37 students were
girls, and the rest of those shown
photograph were boys. None
students were very old, how-
and Mrs. Orville Thomas
Mich., were Wednesday
of the former’s parents Mr.
J. M. Thomas.
ester Bierly and sons of
Wednesday with Mr.
and Mrs. J. C.
Mr. and Mrs.
bus Grove, Mr.
Williams and Nancy Jane Williams
were Sunday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Williams.
Dan Wing of Colum
and Mrs. Francis
Mr. and Mrs. T. V. Stirn spent
Sunday at Akron the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. H. L. Krouse.
Mr. and Mrs. Cal Phillips, Mrs.
Catherine Ross and son John at
tended the funeral of Mrs. Lydia
Minnich at Greenville, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bowers of
Payne were Sunday visitors of the
latter’s parents Mr. and Mrs. P. V.
Mrs. Olive Bailey was a week-end
visitor of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Walthers and family at Findlay.
George Troxel of Lima was a Sat
urday visitor of Mr. and Mrs. John
Mrs. G. T. Andrews was called to
Leipsic Friday on account of the
death of her daughter-in-law Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Trout visited
Friday with Mr. and Mrs. E. W.
Mrs. Mary Searfoss who was a pa
I tient at Memorial hospital has been
removed to the home of her sister,
Mrs. Isaac Amstutz.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lee, Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Pugh and
Frederick Arnold were
tors of Mr. and Mrs.
and family at Lima.
Mrs. T. V. Stirn was substitute
teacher in the intermediate grades at
Ft. Jennings school the past week.
At a meeting of the P. T. A. held
(Monday night Mrs. I. C. Paul was
elected president Mrs. Maxine Mc
Elwain, vice president Mrs. Lewis
Van Meter, secretary Francis
Marshall, treasurer. Dr. Herschel
Litherland was the guest speaker.
Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Paul were visi
tors at North Manchester, Ind., Sat
Mrs. Carrie Durkee was a Satur
day visitor of Mr. and Mrs. M. E.
Fensler at Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Lewis and
daughter, Mrs. Nellie Ackerman and
daughter of Lorain, Mr. and Mrs.
Delbert Neuenschwander of Lima,
spent Friday with Mr. and
Scott Lewis and Mrs. Esther
bard and sons. It being the
wedding anniversary of Mr.
The Y. M. P. Sunday school
of the Church of Christ met
nesday evening at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Pleyel Fett. Members
present were Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Yant,
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Amstutz, Mr. and
Mrs. Grant Barber, Mr. and Mrs.
Marvin Reigle, Mr. and Mrs. Merril
Arnold, Mrs. John Herron, Mrs.
Cleda Gratz, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Van Meter, Mrs. Conner Stewart,
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Chidester.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wagner of
Lima were Sunday evening callers
of Mr. and Mrs. Clem Yoakum.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bassett of Cin
cinnati were week end visitors of
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mayberry.
Janet Andrews spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Ransbottom of
Kansas are spending several weeks
with Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Young.
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Lippincott of
Lima and Mrs. Lucretia Lippincott
of Bluffton were Sunday afternoon
callers of Mrs. Emma Vinson.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Andrews, Mr.
and Mrs. M. E. Young, Mr. and Mrs
Levi Ransbottom, Mrs. Blanche
Everett, Miss Helen Conrad, Mrs. Ed
Fett, Mrs. Carrie Durkee and daugh
ter Ruth attended the funeral of
Mrs. Earl Andrews at I^eipsic Sun
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Weaver of
I?ma v, i t-e Saturday afternoon call
era of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shull.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
County Tax Receipts
Higher Than In 1939
Allen county real estate tax collec
tions for the first half of 1939 ex
ceeded payments f-r th correspond
ing period in 1938 by $25,904.34, ac
cording to a report last week from
the office of Byron T. Dershem,
In the 1939 collection period which
just closed, county officials received
an aggregate of $811,016.93. Collec
tions in 1939 for the first half 1938
period were $785,112.58.
Tax duplicates for the county dis
tricts have been turned over to the
county auditor’s office, and settle
ment of the first half collection is ex
Last week’s sales tax collections
amounted to $4,627.33, an aggregate
for the year of $73,247.45.
Personal tax receipts to date
amount to $68,893.99, and $48,222.59
have been paid in the classified tax
Bluffton F. F. A.
Unit Wins Contest
Future Farmers of America club
members from Bluffton High school
were the honor guests at an Allen
county F. F. A. party held last Fri
day evening in Lima Memorial hall.
Special honors were accorded to
the local club as winners in a coun
ty-wide pest cont st held during the
Bluffton competed in the pest cam
paign with F. F. A. teams from Har
rod, Lafayette, Shawnee and Spen
Attendance at the meeting last
Friday aggregat 1 more than 175,
with representative from five schools
in the audience.
Bluffton’s F. F. A. group, directed
by Harry F. Baria s, faculty advisor,
is one of the most active in the
At Lima On April 25
Members of the Bluffton Commun
ity Sportsmen’s club are planning to
attend a conservation dinner at the
Shawnee high school southwest of
Lima Thursday night, April 25.
“Boss” Johnston, Hoosier conser
vationist, a weekly speaker from
WLW, will give the principal ad
dress. Part of his program will in
clude an impersonation of a Sioux
Indian in costume. A representative
from the conservation department
will speak, and several reels of fish
ing subjects will be shown.
Dallas Berry, secretary-treasurer
of the local club, has charge of
ticket sales for Bluffton.
Mt. Cory School
Names May Queen
Muriel Steiner has been elected
May Queen in an election by the
Mt. Cory high school as plans for
the school’s first May Day were
started. Marjorie Alspach was chos
en to be Maid of Honor, and Eugene
Klammer was elected Master of Cer
The date has been set for May 17
and the crowning of the queen will
take place on the school lawn. A
.program with May pole dance, music,
and singing games will be given un
der the supervision of Miss Isabelle
The court of honor will take part
in the processional and the following
couples have been chosen to take
part: Mary Lou Carr, Donavin Mont
gomery, Elizabeth Dukes, Robert
Moyer, Jeannette Wise, Earl Bower
sox, Martha Jones, Howard Mar
quart, Mary Amstutz, Maurice Stein
High School Notes
Members of Hi-Y and Girl Re
serves clubs held a roller skating
party at Delphos Tuesday night. It
was the annual joint party held by
the two organizations.
Ohio girls glee club honors will be
sought by the Bluffton club this Fri
day when the group participates in
the state contest at Columbus. Bluff
ton girls are singing in the Ohio
meet for the second successive year.
They qualified for the trip to Co
lumbus by winning honors in a dis
trict contest held in Bluffton on
Inter-class basketball tournament
play was ended last week, with the
sophomores defeating a junior team,
48 to 27. On the winning team were
Roger Howe, Russell Gratz, Robert
Cooney, Peter Schmidt, Norman
Beidler and John Herrmann.
A novel music program was pre
sented at an assembly meeting Tues
day by the Ritz Trumpeteers. Four
men musicians appeared with the
Students in the vocational elec
trical department were in Toledo
Wednesday on a visit to the new
Macomber vocational high school.
George Sigg, instructor, accompanied
Eleanor Berky, senior, tied for
seventh place in the Ohio general
scholarship contests administered to
sixty-one Allen county h’gh school
seniors at Li ,.a early this month.
Shrouded in a four-inch snowfall
and a treacherous coating of ice,
winter paid a surprise return visit
to Bluffton last Thursday night.
In the wake of the snow storm,
temperatures dropped to a mark of
12 degrees above zero early Friday
morning, the coldest Mid-April
weather since 1873.
Catching residents of the area en
tirely unprepared, the cold wave re
sulted in many emergency calls to
local coal dealers and Bluffton
gardening operations stopped abrupt
In the rural area surrounding the
town, farmers busy with belated
spring work found their tractors
with frozen radiators and motor
Tractors that had been placed in
side buildings escaped damage, but
many farmers had left their powder
vehicles setting in fields or in barn
yards. Many of these had cracked
engine blocks and bursted radiators,
it was reported.
A driving snow storm Thursday
night made highway traffic hazard
ous, and there was a four-inch
Misses Genevieve Beagle, Marcella
Reese, Ruth Folk, Thelma Jordan,
Olive Obee and Norman King, teach
ers of the Mt. Cory school and Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Edinger of Bowling
Green motored to Toledo, the home
of Mr. and Mrs. James O’Brien,
where they enjoyed a buffet dinner
and spent the evening. Mrs. O’Brien
is the former Kay Ebersole, a form
er teacher in the Mt. Cory school.
Rev. and Mrs. A. E. McVey, Mrs.
W. S. King, Mrs. J. S. Cuppies,
Mrs. M. S. Steininger, Mrs. J. H.
Bowersox and Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
Kramer attended the missionary
group rally at Townwood last Thurs
day. The fall rally will be held in
the Mt. Cory Evangelical church.
Mrs. Hazel Steininger and Miss
Ruth Bowersox visited the Vanlue
school last Friday afternoon and at
tended the operetta in the evening.
Dr. and Mrs. A. E. King spent
Sunday afternoon with Dr. and Mrs.
?arm Tractor Radiators Freeze
As Mercury Drops To 12 Degrees
blanket of white before the downfall
ended. State highway plows had to
be called out to clear deep drifts
that a driving wind piled up over
and which practically blocked
roads Friday morning.
highways were a menace to
traffic until noon Friday, and altho
bright sunlight brought some relief
during the late morning and after
noon, temperatures fell below the
freezing point again Friday night.
Slightly warmer weather arrived
Saturday, and on Monday a typical
spring rain fell intermittently thru
out the day. Temperatures contin
ued to rise Tuesday, and
forecasts indicated much
weather could be expected
middle of the week.
In 1923, a mark of nine
above zero was recorded on April 1,
but last Friday’s cold wave was re
ported the coldest mid-April weather
Return of wintry conditions fur
ther aggravated the delay in spring
work on farms in the Bluffton area,
which already is far behind its ac
W. M. Munday of Forest.
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Crawford vis
ited with Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Peter
man, Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Nonnamaker
and Mr. and Mrs. John McVetta
spent Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Nonnamaker and daughter of
Lafayette. The occasion being a
birthday surprise on Mrs. Earl Non
Adrian Warren, Misses Ruth
ersox and Dorothy McVey
Sunday in Columbus.
Frank Ballister was a Sunday din
ner guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. O.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kramer and
Mrs. Augusta Nonnamaker attended
the Zoller meeting at Bluffton Fri
Mrs. Sarah Gorby of Findlay was
a Sunday guest in the J. H. Bower
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kramer vis
ited with Mrs. Miller in Findlay
Sunday afternoon and attended a
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THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1940
missionary service at St. Paul’s
Evangelical church Sunday after
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Wolform and
daughter Shirleen visited with Mr.
and Mrs. Morris Dye near Alvada
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Naylor were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moyer
near Waynesfield Wednesday after
Mrs. W. S. Longbrake spent Sun
day evening with Mrs. Larena Guin.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Cuppies and
son Lynn were Sunday guests in the
Harry Wagner home in Benton
Ridge. The occasion being the
birthday annivarsaries of Virginia
Wagner and Lynn Cuppies.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kramer at
tended Sunday school services at the
Bethesda church Sunday morning.
Mrs. H. I. Fritz and daughter
Martha called on Mrs. John McVet
ta Friday afternoon.
The “Mission Band” of the Evan
gelical church held their meet mg at
the parsonage Monday evening.
A birthday dinner was enjoyed by
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stoller and
daughter Joan of Ft. Wayne, Ind.,
at the home of Joan’s grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Guin. Susanne
Wooley was a supper guest.
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Shiffer! y
moved to Lima Monday. Mr. Shif
ferly is employed in the Leader store
The Mt. Cory W. C. T. U. held
their meeting with Mrs. Ivy Boob
ring on Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Garlinger and
daughter- Helen, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Garlinger, Misses Dottie Jackson and
Lucille Fetters, all of Findlay, were
Sunday afternoon callers in the
W. Garlinger home.
Italian archeologists believe they
have found the location of a sump
tuous palace occupied by Cleopatra
during her two-year residence in
Rome, from 48 B. C. to 46 B. C.
Excavations along the banks of the
Tiber near the Port of the River,
six miles from Rome, have uncov
ered remains of several buildings,
including wall frescoes and remains
or mosaic flooring, together with
fragments of statues and sculptures.
The spot has been identified as the
location of the famous “Horti Cae
saris” where the glamorous queen
made her home and where she en
tertained Marc Antony.
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