THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1940
Two large Blue Racer snakes were
killed Monday afternoon by Kenneth
Dearth of Orange tovmship, while
he was plowing on the farm of his
father, W. S. Dearth, seven miles
southeast of Bluffton.
The first snakes killed by Dearth
was five feet, four inches in length.
He hanged it on a fence bordering
the field and resumed his plowing.
After making several rounds he
Atty. D. R. Trippiehorn will ad
dress the meeting of the
of Torch clubs to be held
val hotel in Lima this
night. His subject will
ca’s ‘Black Gold’ ”, the story of oil.
Two Large Blue Racer Snakes
Killed On Orange Twp. Farm
second snake going toward
reptile. It evidently was
of the first snake.
killed it also, and found it
to measure four feet in length.
Two large Blue
killed three years
spot. The field
stream, known as
Racer snakes were
Bluffton Man Is
Lima Club Speaker
at the Nor
Manhood is greater than titles and
coronets—and always will be.
Nothing has been overlooked
make our Funeral Home more
convenient and comfortable
for our clientele.
Phone 144-W Bluffton, Ohio
narrow to tuRS
Local Man Secretary
Of Hay Balers Meet
Lester Niswander of Bluffton is
secretary for the first annual con
vention committee of the Buckeye
Hay Balers association to be held
at Columbus in June.
Date for the convention was ten
tatively set for June 12 and 13, to
be held at the state fair grounds.
In addition to the business ses
sion of the association, exhibit of
rakes and rubber
ment also will be
We are happy to announce the in
stallation of a new
PASTEURIZER at the Hy-Grade Dairy
depot which is in coordination with our
efforts to give Bluffton the purest milk
from the best and most up-to-date dairy
in this section. Your continued patron
age will help tremendously in making
our aims materialize.
Paul Detwiler, Prop.
L,v.‘Bluffton’6:20 a. m. Return
ing-leave Cleveland 6:30 p. m.
COME TO CLEVELAND
Enjoy the refreshing *breezes &
popular -beaches of Lake Erie.
tires are being
secured for the
In addition to his duties as secre
tary of the convention, Niswander is
also assistant secretary of the asso
ciation. Amos Thut, also of Bluff
ton is a member of the organization.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all the friends
and neighbors for their help and
kindness during the illness and
death of our husband and father,
John Battles. Also Rev. Camp, those
who furnished music and all those
BASEBALL IN STADIUM
NEW- 'YORK^World’s Cham
.. Bunday, May. 19
Reserved Asaal-tickets. in- -good
Jop^tiansi A$k .-Ticket .Agent.
The undersigned will receive bids for the
Katherine Amstutz property 121 S. Mound Street
consisting of lot numbers 399 and .400 at my office
until May 21, 1940 at 5 P. M. Bidders will attach a
$50.00 cash or certified check with bid which will
apply on purchase price if accepted. Ihjbtent same
will not be accepted the deposit will be returned.
Administrator reserving right to reject any and all
bids. Will be pleased, to furnish any additional
A. D. GRATZ, Admr
THE BLUFFTON NEWS
B. F. BIERY, Buanen Mp.
C. A. BIERY, Editor
Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio,
by the Bluffton News Publishing and
Subscription rates: $2.00 per year
in U. S. payable in advance.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Bluffton, Ohio,
under the Act of March 3, 1879.
See lutzi for bonds. tf
Mrs. Florence Kepner spent Moth
er’s Day with her son, Homer El
wood of Dola.
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Welty of Ft.
Wayne spent the week
atives in this vicinity.
end with rel-
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan
family of Van Buren
Sunday of Mrs. Cal Geiger.
Vegetable seeds and flower
of all kinds at the Grove
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Shifferly
Mother’s Day with her parents, 3
and Mrs. Ed. Schoonover of Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. Steiner
family of Green Springs
end guests of Mr. and
Well shoes for all the family,
priced to sell they Wear-U-Well.
Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Routson and
son Paul of Findlay spent Saturday
and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Cabbage plants, frost proof and
disease resistant at the Grove street
Mr. and Mrs. Dana Mathewson
and family and Mrs. Guy Lewis
spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs.
Lewis’ parents of Findlay.
Mi4, and Mrs. Clarence Kraft and
family of Detroit spent Sunday at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. F. lutzi of Grove street.
Mr. and Mrs. Kent Hauenstein and
little daughter of Marion spent Sun
day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Edgai’ Hauenstein of South Jackson
Miss Josephine Niswander, student
at Heidelberg college, Tiffin, spent
Sunday with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Niswander, north of
David Timmons of Findlay was a
guest at the Chas. Oehrli home on
Poplar street over the week end. Mr.
Timmons was a former well known
Suit sale for dad and son—save $5
to $7.50 on your suit. Buy it now—
$22.50 and $19.75 values selling for
$12.88, $14.88 and $16.88. The Econ
Charles Hankish, Jr., student at St.
Joseph’s college, Collegeville, Ind.,
spent the week end visiting his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hankish and
family of South Main street.
Remember, there’s a BPS paint
for every interior or exterior job.
You get a better paint with BPS.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Hinson and child
ren and Clarence Brobeck all of Cin
cinnati and Kenneth Wiseley and
family of Alvada were Sunday
guests at the home of J. E. Steiner
of Thurman street.
Roger Hauenstein, supervisor of
music at York Centralized schools
near Van’ Wert, was home over Sun
day. He has been reemployed for
the same position in the York schools
for the coming year.
Mni. WhL Underwood and Mrs.
John Rogers' of this place attended
funeral services held in St. John’s
Catholic church, Lima, for Mrs. Eliz
abeth Call, a former Bluffton resi
dent, last week. Burial was at Ken
tis place and hie
and .wife of Co
df MBs?JkHoiher Marshall at Monro^,'
Mich., -Friday.. ,M$- ami Mrs. ^ET*
mondv Bigb’er-n remained here fa? Id
Asbes'tos and asphalt shingles for
roofs and 'exterior sidings. They
resist the weather—a cooler house
in the summer and warmer in the
winter. Greding’s hardware.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Baumgartner
and son Howard, the Misses Sarah
and Sordelia Baumgartner and their
mother, Mrs. Caroline Baumgartner
of Berne, Ind., were Sunday evening
dinner guests at the home of their
cousin and niece, Mrs. E. H. Neuen
schwatnder and family of South Lawn
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. Peter Nusbaum en
tertained at dinner Sunday Mr. and
Mrs. Roy E. Herr and daughters
Ruth Ann and Marlene. Afternoon
callers were: Miss Sarah Nusbaum,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Watkins and
son Eugene of Napoleon Mrs. Bar
bara Burkholder, Mrs. Sarah Leh
man, of Whitehouse and Mr. and
Mrs. Maurice Grismore and Winifred
and Gloria Grismore of Pandora.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFJgTON, OHIO
Arthur Orlean, Bluffton attorney,
spent the week-end at his home in
Prof, and Mrs. R. G. Whisler
spent last week-end in Findlay visit
Get your seeds and vegetable
plants at the Grove Street Green
Miss Ladonna Oberly is visiting
her sister, Mrs. Gerald Basinger and
family of Pandora,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zehrbach spent
Sunday with Dr. Helen Barnes at
her home in Findlay.
See me for latest 1940 wallpaper.
Reasonable. Harold Kempf, phone
J. A. Hochstettler has the con
tract for painting the buildings on
the farm of Mrs. D. G. Niswander
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Niswander
and daughter Letha spent Suday in
Dayton at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Clough.
The Citizens National bank will be
closed every Thursd
ing June, July and
ay afternoon du
for every interior
You get a better
Mrs. E. C.
Mrs. Oliver Locher and
spent Sunday at Cleve
Oliver Locher who
The Citizens National bank will be
closed every’ Thursday afternoon dur
ing June, July and August. 5
Exclusive distributors of Wear-U
and Mrs. C. F. St
Mrs. Ora Wetheri
Mrs. G. W. Morri
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Lehman
family of Berne, Ind., were Sunday
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Light
ner of Lawn Ave.
i BPS paint
Mrs. Noah Augsb
a few weeks in Li
of her son, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey
Augsburger and son.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Reinhard and
family of Jenera visited at the home
of his mother, Mrs. Philip Huser,
in Berne, Ind., Sunday.
Miss Donna Lou Stratton
Columbus Grove spent Tuesday
the home of her grandparents, Mr.
1 and her guests
ion of Ashville
spent the week-end with Mr. and
Mrs. R. F. McCrillis in Norwalk.
Suit sale $22.50 and $19.75 values
now selling for $12.88, $14.88 and
$16.88. Dad or son, you save real
cash at this sale. The Economy store.
Mrs. Sidney Hauenstein and daugh
ter Barbara spent the week end
Oberlin and attending
college students’ mock
to Steiner’s hatchery
some good started chicks.
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Oberly, Mr.
Mrs. Henry Habegger and Millard
Oberly and daughter Sara Mae visit
ed Mr. and Mrs. Horace Wilson and
family of Findlay Sunday.
Buy your shoes at your Wear-U
Well dealer’s and save up to $1.50.
Shoes for all the family. Quality at
low cost. The Economy store.
Condon Bros, vegetable and flower
seeds. Line bred and hybrid seed
corn Katahdin potatoes. Echo Feed
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Biery and
daughter Beverly visited Friday with
theii’ daughter Roberta Biery a stu
dent in Oberlin college and attended
the mock Republican convention
staged by students of the institution.
Miss Stephanie Kollmer who has
been making her home at the J. M.
Badertscher residence on South
Lawn avenue left Wednesday for
Philadelphia where she will reside
Perfection oil ranges—new styles,
new efficiency,’’ new economy of
operation. See them now for sum
mer cooking comfort,
Mrs. P. A.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin
this place and Mr. and
Wiebe and daughter of Willard spent
the week-end with Theodore Stettler
and family of Cleveland and Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Cox and daughter of
An attractive new top for your sink.
Inlaid linoleum in wide selection of
designs with chrome edge. Makes the
old sink like new. Estimates without
obligation. The Basinger’s Furniture
More and more Bluffton people are
refurnishing their homes the thrifty
way by having their furniture re
upholstefed. Looks like new—and
•the cost is small. Murray Upholster
ing shop, corner Thurman and
Washington Sts. Phong 285-R.
Mrs. Bertha Mater and family en
tertained Sunday: Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Nique and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Artnbrecht of Findlay,
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Stevens and
son -or -Lafayette and Mr. and Mrs.
Q?»E. Lei her of this pla$e Mrs. Cal-
Amstutz and Mrs. X3arl Simons
and daughter of Ada
Use Agrico fertilizer with the
extra plant food on your field, gar
den and lawn. Echo Feed store.
Removals by Diller ambulance:
Mrs. S. H. Pifer from Bluffton hos
pital to her home in Rawson J. C.
Gerdeman from St. Rita’s hospital,
Lima to his home near Beaverdam
Mrs. John McVetta and infant son
from Bluffton hospital to their home
in Mt. Cory Mrs. Wilmer Badert
scher and infant son from Bluffton
hospital to their home south of
A few good used oil brooders
reasonable also electric brooder for
50 chicks at $1.75. Steiner’s hat
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lora and
daughter Eloise of South Main street
entertained Sunday: Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer Baumgartner and son Howard,
Mrs. Caroline Baumgartner and
daughters Cora and Sarah, all of
Berne, Ind. Dr. and Mrs. C. A.
Stone, of St. Lotiis, and Mr. and
Mrs. Omer Gratz and family and
Mr. and Mrs. MiltHLora and family
The Poinsettia club will
Thursday night at the home of
W. H. Gratz. The following
gram has bee narranged:
“The World has Just Begun”,
Mrs. Chas. Patterson “The Way the
People are Thinking”, Mrs. Herbert
Marshall “The Magic of a
People”, Mrs. Ralph Patterson.
Presbyterian Social Club
The Presbyterian Social club i
meet next Tuesday night at
o’clock in the church basement. Mrs.
D. Soash will be hostess assisted
Mrs. Clyde Warren and Mrs. O.
The Garden club will meet Friday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Fred
Hahn with Mrs. I. I
The following prog:
arranged: “What Shi
this Vase?” Mrs. J. S. Steiner
“Vines”, Mrs. P. E. Whitmer.
Plans are being made by the club
flower display. This
gardens in Bluffton
md open to anyone
Jitsu Tau Club
The Jitsu Ta
1 meet at
the home of Mrs. Lawre
in Beaverdam, Thursday night
In honor of Mrs. Milton
recent bride sixty friends
for a bridal shower at the
her mother, Mrs. D. H. Burkholder,
last Friday evening.
Many useful and beautiful gifts
were received and a delightful in
formal evening was closed
Those enjoying the affair
Bertha and Mary Lugibill,
and Ida Winkler, Ina Burkholder,
Lillian and Mabel Amstutz, Florence
Augsburger, Vera Burkholder, Odula
Kathryn Amstutz, Melvina
Olive Steiner, Cleora and
Burkholder, Cleora Hoffer,
Mrs. Isaac Lugibill, Mrs. Orlando
Lugibill, Mrs. Walter Welty’, Mrs.
Howard Niswander, Mrs. Amos
Tschiegg, Mrs. John Nusbaum, Mrs.
Watson Steiner, Mrs. Vernon Burk
holder, Mrs. Raymond Moser, Mrs.
Eldon Tschiegg, Mrs. Archie Diller,
Mrs. Dennis Diller, Mrs. P. A.
Kliewer, Mrs. Marion Hostettler,
Mrs. Clarence Amstutz, Mrs. Melvin
Hilty, Mrs. Isaac Neuenschwander
Mrs. Joe Thompson, Mrs. Stanley
Bixel, Mrs. Chris Gratz, Mrs. Melvin
Zimmerly, Mrs. Hiram Neuensch
wander, Mrs. Gid Garmatter, Mrs.
Albert Diller, Mrs. Cyrus Burkhold
er, Mrs. Hiram Burkholder and
daughters Joan and Jean, Mrs. Cal
vin Burkholder and daughters
riet and Vonda, Mrs. Harley
quart and daughters Phyllis
Lois, Mrs. Allen Grismore
daughters Geraldine and Bonnie and
Mrs. William Althaus and daughter
Ferol, Treva and Janet.
Attends Garden Party
Mrs. Alice Parker of Washington,
D. C., a former Bluffton resident
was a guest at a garden party at
the White House on Monday of last
week. The party was given by Mrs.
Roosevelt to Washington profes
Mrs. Parker will be remembered
here as the former Alice Santschi,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.
schi of East Kibler street.
Bill Williams Gets
Marion Civic Award
Bill Williams, graduate of. Bluff
ton college in 1931, now football
coach at Marion Harding High schopl,
last week received an award from
the Marion Chamber of .Copuperce
as the young man who has done the
most during the past year to direct
(he interest of Marion youths into
the right channels,.
Fire Chief T. J. McFarland pre
sented a key to Williams, emblematic
of the honor bestowed upon him.
In his presentation, the fire chief
said the Bluffton graduate was a
leader in every sense of the word
by producing the first unbeaten foot
ball team in Marion Harding’s his
tory. Few boys interested in sports
get into crime, he declared.
“We talked to his bosses, and we
talked to the boys that work under
him, and they all said he’s a swell
guy,” Chief McFarland concluded.
Williams was a star athlete at
Bluffton college and married
former Dorothy Quiring, of
Norman Beidler, Bluffton
school sophomore placed eighth in
the plane geometry test at the dis
trict scholarship contest held at
Bowling Green, May 4. His name
was inadvertently omitted from the
list *of those placing in the first ten
which appeared in last week’s News.
News Want-Ads Bring Results.
Miss Ruth Vermillion has been re
employed as instructor in home econ
omics in the Dola schools.
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Geiger arid
family of Van Buren visited Sunday
with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
A. Thompson and Mrs. Sarah Geiger.
Miss Esther Steinbrenner of
Delphos spent several days last week
with her grandmother, Mrs. Daisy
Steinbrenner at the Med Murray
Perfection oil ranges—new styles,
new efficiency, new economy of
operation. See them now for sum
mer cooking comfort. Greding’s
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Thompson en
tertained Sunday: Mr. and Mrs.
Manley Thompson and Mrs. Daniel
Carestio of Buffalo and Mr. and Mrs.
Edgar Thompson of Toledo.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lora of
Williamsburg visited from Friday
evening until Sunday morning at the
home of Mrs. Peter Ixira and daugh
ter Clara of South
structor in science
in the high school
been re-hired for
according to word
first of the week.
of this place, in
at Hillsboro has
the coming year
received here the
Mrs. Francis Lugibill
at six o’clock dinner Sai
ing, Miss Esther Lugibill,
way, Miss Maxine Ini
and Miss Alice Davis
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Stratton and
daughters Marjorie and Marvel and
Mrs. Emma Diefendiefer and Gerald
Hilty of Berne, Ind., spent Sunday
it the home of Mr. and Mrs. Doni
an Stratton and daughter Donna
jou of Columbus Grove.
Guests over Mother’s day, Sunday
at the home of Mrs. W. E. Diller
and Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood Diller
burn Diller of Cleveland, and Mr.
Mrs. Staples returned to her home
in Cleveland, Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. H. F. Staples and Mil-
Mrs. P. M. Driver of Lima.
A family gathering was held at
the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Parrish
on Mother’s day, Sunday. Mrs. Par
rish who was injured in a fall re
cently is still confined to her bed.
Those present, Sunday included: Mr.
and Mrs. Bert Bowsher of Criders
ville Wm. Knous of St. Marys Mrs.
Ruth of Lima Mrs. Alma Clymdr
of Columbus Grove Mrs. Josie Carn
ahan of Plymouth Mrs. Ella Long
and son Carl and Mr. and Mrs. John
Garlinger. Afternoon callers were
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Long of Lima.
We know a lot of churchmen who
belong to the powers that prey.
Wanted—Medium size, unfurnished
house for small family. L. M. Thom
as, 465 Cherry St. 3
Wanted Washing and laundry
work. Call at News office. 4
Wanted—Girl for housework, cook
ing, etc. No washings. Two after
noons and most evening off $7 per
week plus board and room. Must
handle Sunday dinner balance of
Sunday free. Mrs. E. M. Reid, phone
Wanted—Waitress 18 years and
over, top wages. Apply in person,
afternoons. Cockle-Doodle-Do, Bea
Wanted—Wool at 32c per lb.
Master Feed Mill.
For sale—Nice honey and apple
butter. E. P. Steiner.
For sale—The Alderfer property
on South Main street the Elizabeth
Boehr property on Grove street
cheap house on North Main street
small house on Lawn avenue. Also
other town properties, farms
building lots. H. W. Althaus.
For sale—1929 Ford Model
coupe $18. Lloyd Brauen.
For sale—Woodburn, Early Au
and Orange Dent seed corn
potatoes, vegetable and flower
Also Agrico fertilizer for
garden and lawn. Echo Feed
For sale—Four 6.00 by 16 poj
year tires with tubes. A. R. Bak^
For sale—4 evergreen trq
Jesse Bracy, S. Lawn Ave.
Fo? sale—Porch glider in •’^o
condition. A. D. Gratz, City I
For sale—Three piece living
suite also 9 by 12 Axminster.
Inquire 317 Cherry St.
For sale—Refrigerator, white
celain inside and out like new
$50 will sell for $10. S.
For sale—Cabbage, cauliflower and
head lettuce plants. Allen Beeshry,
151 Riley St. 4
For sale—Some properties and
building lots. Richard Bixel,
administrator. I tf
For sale—Electric chick starting
battery in good condition. Will
price to sell. Jess Bracy, South
Lawn Avenue. tf
For sale—Cleaned soy bean sejfd,
germination 95% also Rock Island
Dean Matter, 3 miles
of Bluffton on County litre
sale—Black and white Deficit
gas range and breakfast. set.
Mrs. Glenn Steiner, 6 miles south* of
For sale—50 bushels Illinois »oy
beans 90% germination, 1.35 per
Complaints have been filed with
this office that street light globes
and bulbs are being broken malic
iously by groups of boys about town.
This destruction of property must
stop and parents are hereby notified
that offenders will be subject to
prosecution before the proper au
W. A. Howe, Mayor
News Want-Ads Bring Results.
For Quality Dry Clean
ing Phone 302-W
We Dry (lean
and Press Daily
ALSPACH & SON
We Call for and Deliver
Piano and Organ
Graduate of the Cincinnati
Conservatory of Music
a fine selection at
Sidney’s Drug Shop
during the past 20 years
there has been an average of
123 real tornadoes a year?
also do you know that
gales, thunderstorms and other
windstorms add up property
losses to a total estimated
reliable sources as equaling
fords a maximum protection at
Insurance—a friend in need.
Dependable Insurance for
Carl Mumma, Prop.
1 Ail Bluffton
THURS. FRI. Sxt
r- George Raft
i Invisible Strips
Brother RAT and
THE BIG GUY
and Jones Family in
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