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The Advertising Medium for Bluffton Trade Territory VOLUME NO. LXV TRACTOR RUNS OVER FARMER Reed Painter on Santschi Farm Accident Victim Wednesday Morning. „. Rear Drive Wheel Passes Over Body Rushed to Hospital Here. Reed Painter, 24, residing on the Santschi farm two miles south of Bluffton was badly injured Wednes day morning at 11 o’clock when he ■was run over by the rear drive wheel of a farm tractor. Painter was rushed to the Bluff ton hosital where the extent of his injuries could not immediately be de termined. His condition, however, is believed to be serious as wheel passed over the side of his body. the tractor entire left as Painter, The accident occurred engaged in plowing a field, walked around the tractor which slipped into gear with the motor running. He was at the side of the tractor at the time and was struck by the rear drive wheel. As the machine moved he was thrown to the ground and the heavy wheel passed over his body. Guy Reed, a relative, and W. C. Painter of Rawson who wrere in the field at the time stopped the and rushed the injured man hospital. tractor to the on the The Painter family moved Santschi farm this spring. Painter is married and has two children. Hospital Service Head Here Next Tuesday Paul J. Lynch, executive director of the North western Hospital Serv ice association will address the Lions at 6:15 p. m. at the Walnut Grill, club at their next meeting Tuesday He will explain the service plan and will be ready to make appointments with groups who wish to consider enrolling in the association. The first such group to make ap plication to sign up for the service are employes of the public schools. Mr. Lynch will meet this group at 4 p. m. next Tuesday. He will address the annual meet ing of nurtes staff, physicians staff, trustees and officers of the Ladies Auxiliary at the hospital at 8 p. m., Tuesday. Any men interested in the service plan are invited to meet with the Lions club Tuesday at 6:15 p. Reservations for the dinner can made with the secretary, I. Beeshy. m. be B. John F. Battles Rites On Saturday John F. Battles, 61, life-long resi dent of Orange township, died at 1:30 a. m. last Thursday in his home five miles east of Bluffton, following an extended illness of one year. Funeral services were held Satur day afternoon at the Olive Branch U. B. church, with Rev. H. D. Camp officiating. Burial was in the Cly mer cemetery. Mr, Battles was born July 4, 1878, the son of Edward and Matilda (Pepple) Battles. On Dec. 14, 1904, he was married to Goldie Bums, who survives. Other survivors include a son, Dull Battles, of Rawson three daughters, Mrs. Neva Hickman, Dayton Mabie and Merilyn, both at home two bro thers, Harley and Lewis Battles, both of Lima and two sisters, Mrs. Fairy Beil, of Crescent, Okla. and Mrs. Bertha Wetherill, of Weston, Ohio. Mr. Battles was a member of the Olive Branch U. B. church, in which the funeral rites were held. Births of of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Amstutz Columbus Grove are the parents a daughter bom at Bluffton hospital, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Basinger residing west of Lima are the par ents of a daughter at Lima Memorial Mrs. Basinger was Anderson, daughter Elmer Anderton of Orange township. Linda Lou bom hospital, Friday, the former Ruth of Mr. and Mrs. Twin daughters, Judith Ann and Jane Eleanor were bom to Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Luginbuhl of Goshen, Ind., May 2, according to wurd re ceived here. Mrs. Luginbuhl was the former Mary Ebersole Of Goshen, Ind., who attended college here. Mr. Luginbuhljs the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Lugibuhl south of ’Bluffton. Mr. and Mrs. Harley Kohler of Rawson, formerly of this place, are the parents of a daughter. Church Dignitary Coming I 1LTOST Reverend Karl J. Alter, D. Dm Bishop of the Diocese of Toledo, who will officiate Sunday night in confirmation services at the Diamond Jubille marking the 75th anniversary of the founding of St. Mary’s Catholic church here. This will be the second occasion in fifty years of the visit of a bishop here. jDEV. Robert Maher, pastor of St. Mary’s church under whose direction an extensive im provement program has recently been completed. Wheat Market Takes Tailspin On Wednesday YVHEAT on the Bluffton mar ket took one of the sharpest drops in recent years when the price declined 12 cents per bushel Wednesday morning. Wed nesday’s price was 90 cents as compared with $1.02 Tuesday morning. Livestock markets were also weak. Dealers here attributed the market perform ance to unsettled war conditions. Real Estate Deals Orden Smucker has purchased from J. A. Hochstettler a building lot on College View drive opposite the Dr. C. H. Smith residence. Smucker, a Bluffton high school instructor who was on a years leave of absence to attend Ohio State university, Colum bus, expects to return here next year. Mrs. Frank Danner of Lima sold her Bluffton property on South Lawn avenue to Mrs. Josephine Carnahan of Plymouth. Mrs. Carnahan will move here and take possession July 1. The property is now occupied by Harry F. Barnes, high school voca tional agriculture instructor. The deal was made by H. W. Althaus. Missionary Priest’s Years Ago Diamond Jubilee services of St. Marys Catholic church next Sunday in which Most Reverend Karl J. Alter, D. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Toledo, will participate, recalls the early days of the church. Established 75 years ago, the con gregation has served an important role in the religious life munity since that time. Hen Jumps From Plane Uses Wings As Parachute To Land Unhurt Near Town of the com- but active back to the History of the small local congregation dates middle of the last century when an overnight visit by a traveling French missionary established a contact that later resulted in founding of the St. Marys parish. HIE BLUE FT —............. CATHOLIC CHURCH TO HOLD DIAMOND JUBILEE SUNDAY Bishop To The coming of the Bishop next Sun day will mark the second time in fifty years that the Buffton parish has been honored with a visitor of that rank and the largest gathering of ecclesiastical dignitaries in the history of the congregation is expect ed to assemble in the auditorium of the church at North Lawn avenue and West Elm street. Bishop Alter visited the Bluffton parish six years ago when he officiat ed at a confirmation sen-ice. He will again officiate Sunday night at the confirmation of a class numbering seventeen. The public is invited. Comes Here From Lima Bishop Alter will arrive here Sun day evening shortly before the open ing of the sen-ices, coming from Lima where he is scheduled to deliver the class address at graduating exercises for the nurses’ commencement at St. Rita’s hospital in the afternoon. He will be accompanied by Rev. Janies Hebbler of Toledo, former pastor of the church here. The Diamond Jubilee service Sun day night is a significant occasion in the history of St. Mary’s church which traces its inception to the chance visit of a missionary priest who stopped for shelter overnight at the home of James Owens near Bluff ton some eighty-four years ago. (Continued on page 8) An adventurous White Leghorn hen—sans parachute—jumped from an unidentified airplane and made a forced landing in the barnyard of Alfred Criblez, four miles south of Bluffton, last Saturday aftemoofi. Using her wings to break her fall, the chicken this week appeared none the worse for her unusual experi ence. She landed on loose straw dose to the strawstack which also helped to protect her from injury. Criblez was working in his garden when he stopped to watch an air plane passing high overhead. While he was looking he noticed something white flutter from the plane, and fall toward the ground in long swooping circles. A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF Bjn Karl J. Alter of Toledo Officiate at Evening Service Dignitaries Expected Many Here for 75th Anniver sary of Church Diamond Jubilee of St. Marv’s Catholic church, founded in Bluffton three-quarters of a century ago will be observed Sunday night at 8’clock with the Most Reverend Karl J. Alter, D. D. Bishop of the Diocese of Toledo as a distinguished visitor. BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, MAY K Baccalaureate Service Sunday To Open H. S. Graduation We^ a At first he believed it to be piece of paper, but when it fell his barnyard he found it to be fine White Leghorn hen. •Thfe chicken was stunned and dizzy* fofr several hourt following its landing, but within a few days it had fully recovered and wis bbsfly scratching and foraging with the rest of the Criblez flock. in a Tj.r It is believed that the hen escaped from the airplane while being trans ported to a poultry show, or to some place to be used for breeding purposes. It is said to be an almost perfect specimen. Visit 75 Founds Church Here the De the is that M. at what It was in the year 1856 missionary priest, Father chant, stopped over night home of James Owens, on now the Lincoln highway. Chance Contact the As the result of this contact, entire family later was instructed and received into the Catholic ehurch, forming the nucleus of the first con gregation here. Later this family and a few others in tje area formed a small group cared for by priests from New Reigle and Findlay. Because of the difficulty of travel, (Continued on page 6) Senior Class Play to be Monday and Tuesday Class Night Wednesday Opening a crowded week of com mencement activity, baccalaureate services will be held at 7:30 p. m. Sunday in the Bluffton High gym nasium for the class of 56 gradu ating seniors. Rev. John Thiessen, furloughed missionary, of Basna, C. P., India, will be the baccalaureate speaker. His subject is “Expanding Horizons”. Rev. H. T. Unruh, Rev. Emil Bur richter and Rev. E. G. Steiner also will take part in the service. Other features in next week’s busy program include presentation of the senior class play senior class night exercises graduation exercises and the annual alumni meeting and dance. Moliere’s costume play, “The Imag inary Invalid”, will be presented on Monday and Tuesday nights, with senior class night nesday. Former Sub Squalus Newly Re conditioned will be In Service May FTON, OHIO her kin- _______ ion- 1 yed, -----X- 'PA Rev. John Thiessen. Retur From India, to Deliver Evening Address He following on Wed- week for the 56 commencement ex- Climax of the graduates will be ercises next Thursday night. Dr. J. Raymond Schutz, formerly of Man chester college, will be the class speaker. The alumni meeting and dance will be Friday night, May 24, to con clude the busy week of graduation events. "Tf" 1 MAN KNOWN HERE TO COMMAND ILL FATED SUBMARINE Lieutenent-Commander Morton Mumma, Jr*, Nephew of Bluffton Residents Placed 15 submarine ill-fated plunged to the bot last May carrying 26 death was recom- The navy’s Squalus which tom of the sea men to their missioned as the Sailfish, on Wed nesday with the nephew of four of Bluffton’s residents in command. Press dispatches from Portsmouth, N. H., Tuesday revealed that Lieut. Commander Morton C. Mumma, Jr., would be in command of the vessel. Lieut.-Commander Mumma is a nephew of Ray, Carl, Forest and Gail Mumma of this place. He is the son of Coi. M. C. Mumma of Beverly Hills, Calif., and a grand son of E. L. E. Mumma, for many years a Findlay attorney. The Findlay attorney was a brother of the late Z. T. Mumma and Joseph Mumma of Bluffton, fathers of the four Bluffton men. Thirty-five Years Old Lieut.-Commander Mumma, now aged 35, was graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1925. For the past two years he has been instructor in ordnance at the Academy and also taught there from 1932 to 1935. The submarine, being recommis sioned as Sailfish ba* been recondi tioned and re-equipped and will un dergo trials this summer over the same course off the Isle of Shoals upon which the Squalus sank during a test dive last May 23. members of the Thirty-three Squalus’ crew were saved in the navy’s rescue bell and many of them have been assigned to duty as mem bers of the crew of the Sailfish. Another son of Col. and Mrs. Mumma, also a nephew of the four Bluffton members of the Mumma family was graduated from the naval academy in 1926 and now at the age of 33 is in charge of the engineering division at the naval research base in Washington, D. C. He formerly was chief engineer on a destroyer. STUDENT RECITAL A recital of grade and high school pupils of Mrs. Pearl Mann and Prof. Sidney Hauenstein of the College music department will be held Sun day afternoon in the college chapel at 3 o’clock. The public is invited. Sweet Potato Starch Sweet potatoes are becoming im portant as a source of starch, which in addition to usual applications can be made to yield desirable sirup, says “Industrial and Engineering Chemistry.’’ Rockport Mr. and Mrs. Will Hall of Har rod spent Wednesday afternoon with*Bp*,% Mrs. Hall’s sisters, Mrs. Mayme Whisler of Ocean Side, Calif., and ^W|^k Miss Ethel Boyer of Covena, Cal if., W who were guests in the W. E. Mar- w shall home last week. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Marshall an* son Robert were in Battle Creei Mich., Wednesday for the \atioiy__ High School music contest whel Robert competed in the flute solo. Mrs. Alvin Whisler of Ocean Si Calif., was a Wednesday night gu in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edg„ Chamberlain and family in BlufftC" Miss Elnora Marshall is at home again after spending seve| months in assisting in the care I the late Mrs. Martha Radabaughl south of Bluffton. Miss Beatrice Cupp, student at the State Hospital in Toledo^B an over Sunday guest of he^K ents, Mr. and Mrs. W’alter Mrs. Orlo Marshall spent S^^ night and Sunday wi*h- havnehiii f'rtean at M,on, Bluffton col lege senior, will be crowned queen at Bluffton day festivities on Monday, June 10, the pic turesque open air fete of the college graduation week. The queen is selected each spring by a vote of the entire student body and is accepted as indicating the most popular girl in the graduating class. Miss Cookson is the daughter of Mrs. Mabel Cookson of South Jackson street. The queen will be crowned by Helene Stonehili, maid of honor, also a member of the senior class. Miss Stonehill’s home is in Lima. TAKE STEPS TO BALANCE PUBLIC SCHOOL BUDGET Board of Education Plans Re trenchment Program for Coming Year Teaching Corps is Re-employed At Meeting Monday No Salaries Fixed Faced with a deficit in operating funds during the coming school year, the Bluffton board of education at its meeting Monday night took initial steps in a policy of retrench ment by which it hopes to balance the budget. Although following the usual cus tom Monday of employing teachers for the coming year at the regular May meeting, no salaries were fixed pending a further study of the financial situation. Some reduction in the pay of in structors appeared a distinct pos sibility. Whether this pay cut would extend to janitors and bus drivers could not be determined. Special services performed by teachers out side work their regular classroom (Continued on page 8) With The Sick Albert Vermillion of Orange town ship who has been ill since last ter will leave Thursday for Cleveland Clinic where he will treatment for several weeks. win the take Mrs. Clyde Evans of Lima is con valescing from an emergency opera tion for appendicitis which she un derwent at the Bluffton hospital Sat urday night. Mrs. Evans, the form er Marjorie McElroy became ill while visiting Saturday at the home of her. parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Elroy of,South Main street. Oliver Locher who is convalescing from a serious kidney ailment is in a Cleveland hospital for observation. Richard Berky, Bluffton high school sophomore received a broken left leg last Thursday while play ing ball in gymnasium class, the son of Prof, and Mrs. H. Berky of West College avenue. He is W. Legionnaires Brush Up Army Uniforms Legionnaires of Bluffton post will brush up their old army uniforms for a party at the Legion hall, day night, that to be Legionnaire uniform or Luginbuhl, Bluffton accordionist, will be a feature of the meeting with many old army airs. Refreshments will Mon week each army Officers stated this eligible to attend must wear his some part of it. be served. Bud Mayor’s Notice Dogs running at large have been frightening small children and also damaging gardens. All dog owners are hereby notified to keep their dogs on their respective premises. 4 W. A. Howe, Mayor ELECTORS ARE “TOO BUSY” TO VOTE TUESDAY Twenty-five Percent of Bluff ton’s Vote is Cast at Primary Election Light Vote Attributed to Farm Work, Housecleaning and Lack of Issues Bluffton and Richland township residents were too busy with individ ual duties to go to the polls Tuesday, and the result was the area’s lightest primary vote in recent years. With a multiplicity of circumstan ces combining to keep voters away from the polls, the 355 ballots cast in Bluffton’s three precincts Tuesday was about one-fourth of the town’s total vote. In Richland North pre cinct a total vote of 66 was register ed. The vote by precincts: Bluffton A 67 44 Bluffton 69 63 Bluffton 65 47 Richland N. 49 17 Farmers Busy Beautiful spring weather was coined by farmers as an opportunity to attempt “catching up' long delayed by a late as a consequence there any rural vote at all. In addition, there was no local of fice contest on the ballot, and only a few candidates were listed for county nomination. Only a handful of all the competing candidates known here, and there were no issues, local or state to attract voters. Worthingtons Will Live In Los Angeles Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Worthington are leaving this week for Los An geles where they expect to make their future home. The couple now visiting at the home of their daugh- ter, ate day for high Miss Helen Boss, Bluffton school instructor is ill with a se vere attack of asthma and will be unable to finish the school term. Her Latin classes are being taught by Mrs. Clyde Warren, former in structor here. The residence on South Spring street vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Worthington is occupied by Prof, and Mrs. R. G. Whisler who moved from th6 Martha Steiner property on South Lawn avenue. Prof. Whisler is on the College faculty here. Two houses on the site of Bluff ton’s new post office will be moved within the next two weeks, marking an active start on the $80,000 fed ral project which has been delayed for nearly two years following its approval. Med Murray, Bluffton house wreck er, Monday afternoon bought the buildings now standing on the post office site, with the contract stipu lating that the structures must be removed within 14 days. He made the purchase from the James I. Barnes Construction Co., of Springfield, Ohio, the concern that last week received the general con trkrt for construction of the new post office on a low bid of $45,250. W recking of the brick house, form erly the A. D. Gratz residence, was started Tuesday by Murray, and razing of the building is expected to be completed by the end of the week. bluff wel- on work spring, and was hardly the country, spring In the town and also in housewives were busy with house-cleaning, lime to go to and few women found go to the polls. Complicated Ballot Voting was further discouraged by the fact that everyone knew they would baiie to mark a long ballot, ex tremely complicated to the average elector, because of the presidential, party delegate and party committee men tickets. A Good Place to Live and a Good Place to Trade NOMINATE CANDIDATES IN LIGHT BALLOT TUESDAY Dershem Marshall in Cleveland here Thura of the week Mrs. Ralph Locher expected to return and leave the last California. On their arrival in Mr. Worthington will take a position in the office of the Douglas Aircraft organization. Mr. Worthington was for many years proprietor of the Star theatre here. After selling the motion pic ture house here last year he and his wife spent the winter in Florida and California. NUMBER 3 Approximately 11,000 Votes Are Cast in Allen County Primary. Results From All of County’s 104 Precincts Candidates Chosen. Allen County Candidates Nominated Tuesday Democratic Republican Clerk oe Courts Schnabel Dershem Lehman Mills Treasurer Barnett Recorder Failor Commissioners Baber Jennings Hilty Sheriff Daley Kuhn Byerly Neidhardt Morris Marshall Prosecutor Landis Representative Myers Engineer Mumaugh Coroner Hibbard Lewis In a light Deni. Rep. primary vote, Tuesday, voters who went to the Allen county polls expressed their choice for state and county candidates who will ap pear on the ticket at the November election. Approximately 11,000 votes were cast in the county and work of elec tion boards was finished early Tues day night. Complete unofficial results from Allen county’s 104 precincts are list ed for following officers: Democratic Republican Governor Davey 3828 Bricker White 1381 U. S. 6728 2645 2755 Senator Burton White at Bigelow’ 1913 McSweeney 3082 Congressman Buchanan 473 Durbin 3295 Myers 879 Sullivan 650 Turner 1018 Young 1734 Large Bender 3714 Fess Marshall Lehman 3975 Failor Vertner Commissioner Amstutz 1338 Baber 1925 Hilty 2431 Miller 1123 Moenter 891 Shappell 966 Zuber Los Angeles 858 2982 3588 Congressman Layton 2040 Jones Miller 3014 Clerk of Courts 4672 Long Schnabel 6229 3138 3350 Mills Treasurer 3175 Barnett 4238 2059 Johns Recorder 2435 4194 2328 3285 2538 2364 3340 Jennings Mason Mericle Morris Sheriff Cotterman Marshall 4274 1229 Daley Miller 2005 2869 Miller 622 Post 303 Schofield 1351 State Representarive Bowers 1684 Myers 5933 Byerly 2002 Pease 1052 Prosecutor Kuhn 4571 Landis Engineer Neidhardt 4423 Mumaugh Hibbard 4530 Lews Clear Two Dwellings From New Post Office Building Site 6264 6157 Coroner 6278 Murray is negotiating at present with several persons interested in purchase of the former Mohler resi dence, a frame structure, which may be moved to one of the town’s vacant lots and used as a home. All or any part of the Mohler house will be sold and moved, Mur ray announced. If there are no buyers by the end of the week, wrecking of the building will be started next Monday. A representative of the Barnes Construction Co. will be located here during the time the wrecking pro gram is in progress. LAST CENSUS CALL Any Bluffton person who was missed in the federal census enumer ation is asked to see Homer Bracy, local enumerator at once. The final report on the census here will be filed- shortly.