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The Advertising Medium for Bluffton Trade Territory VOLUME NO. LXV 56 TO GRADUATE AT HIGH SCHOOL THURSDAY NIGHT Commencement Exercises to be Held in Gymnasium at Eight O’clock J. Raymond Schutz of Indian i*apolis, Well Known Here to Deliver Address Diplomas will be presented to class of 56 seniors as the climax Bluffton High school commencement exercises in the school gymnasum Thursday night. The program will open at 8 p. m. Graduation exercises for the sen iors will conclude a busy five-day program making up the fifty-ninth annual commencement season of the Bluffton school. Dr. J. Raymond Schutz, of Indian apolis, formerly of Manchester col leges and a native of Pandora, will deliver the class address. Ranking scholastic honor students, Eleanor Berky, valedictorian, and Mary Alice Howe and Phyllis Stein er, salutatorians, will present ora tions Special music for the exercises will be provided by the Bluffton High orchestra, directed by Prof. Sidney Hauenstein. The program is as follows: Processional Orchestra Invocation Rev. H. T. Unruh Salutatories Phyllis M. Steiner Graduating members of the class are: George Burkholder, Donavin Dun bar, Fred Fritchie, Homer Gratz, Paul Greding, Herbert Klassen. Elbert Kohli, Wayne Luginbuhl, Carl Marshall, Paul Martin, Robert McCune, Charles Montgomery. Victor Moser, Dale Reichenbach, Ralph Short, Weiss, Noah Zuercher. Gareth Todd, Aldine Zimmerman, Romanus Amstutz, Josephine Mary Ann Augsburger, Mary Allen Bame, Mar garet Basinger, Jeanne Baumgart ner, Eleanor Berky. Mary Ellen Burkholder, Naomi Burkholder, Harriet Cooney, Mary Ellen Davidson, Louise Dunifon, Genevieve Fett. Dorothy Garmatter, Marcene Gar matter, Ellen Griffith, Donna Hager man, Mary Alice Howe. Alice Kohler, Dorothy Long, Ma Donna Lugibihl, Victoria Moser, Kathleen Niswander, Jo Ann Patter son, June Reams, Marcele Reichen bach. Mary Eleanor Berry to Mary Alice Howe Salutatorian Mary Alice Howe Music —Orchestra Valedictory ...Eleanor J. Berky Class Address---------------------- Dr. J. Raymond Schutz Presentation of Diplomas Forrest L. Steinman, President, Board of Education Music ........ Orchestra Benediction Rev. Chas. Armentrout Sommer, Stonehill, Schultz, Marcile Steiner, Jo Ann Stratton. Phyllis Marvel Alberta Sumney, Betty Doris Jean White, Janet Young, Marie Zuercher, Mary Alice Geiger, Ruth Moser. Weinhold, New Religious Education Teacher Miss Elizabeth Deifenthaler of Chicago was named as instructor in religious education in the Bluffton schools for announced the Board Saturday. the coming year it was following a meeting of of Religious Education, Miss Deifenthaler who will begin her work here next fall, succeeds Miss Janet Henderson instructor here for the past two years whose recent resignation becomes effective at the close of this school year? Miss Diefenthaler is a graduate of Northern Baptist seminary of Chi cago, holding bachelor’s and master’s degrees from that institution, and has had previous teaching exper ience in this field at summer schools. She is also a graduate nurse and has had experience in Chicago hos pitals as well as with the American Red Cross. The Board of Religious Education under which she is employed is made up of representatives of various local churches which cooperate in a pro gram of week day religious instruc tion in the public schools. The work is supported by the cooperating churches. Build New Residence Construction of a new residence on North Jackson street has been start ed by Miss Maxine Amstutz of this place who is employed at Lima. rpOP ranking students of the Bluffton high school class who will appear commencement program day night. St. Mary’s Church Celebrates Its Seventv-fifth Anniversary Scholarship Lead In Valedictorian Phyllis Steiner Salutatorian on the Thurs- HOSPITAL SERVICE PLAN IS OUTLINED IN TALK TO LIONS Benefits Pointed Out by Execu tive Director in Address Here Tuesday Group Insurance Plan is Fol lowed in Set up for Hos pital Service Insurance benefits offered by the Northwestern County Hospital Ser vice association, with which the Bluff ton Community hospital is affiliated, were explained dinner meeting Paul J. Lynch, the association. Tuesday night at a of the Lions club by executive director of Three hospital insurance plans are provided, and subscribers are eligi ble for free service in any of the eight cooperating hospitals in this area or any other non-profit hospital in the state. Insurance for a single subscriber may be obtained at a rate of 75 cents a month. For husband and wife the charge is $1.45 monthly, and the service covering husband wife and unmarried children between the ages of four months and 19 years is avail able at a rate of $1.75 per month. Benefits include 21 days of hospital care for each subscriber general nursing service bed, meals and die tary service use of the operating room all ordinary drugs and dress ings routine laboratory service and maternity care after the contract has been in effect for 12 months. No physical examination is required for insurance protection but the sub scriber can join only as a member of an appropriate group. As a general rule, groups are se lectd on the basis of the place of employment. In such cases the em ploye must be a member of an organ ization employing five or more. If five persons are employed, all must join. If five to 10 persons are employed, 80 per cent, not less than I seven, must join. For forces of from 11 to 20 persons, 70 per cent, not less than nine, must join. Organizations employing from 21 to 40 persons must have groups of not less than 60 per cent of the total, or not less than 14. Coooperating hospitals in the as sociation include Bluffton, Findlay, Celina, Lima Memorial, Lima St. Rita’s, Kenton McKitrick, Kenton San Antonio and Sidney. Bluffton directors on the board N. E. Byers and G. R. Bogart. are Library Closed be The Bluffton public library will closed next week from Tuesday until Friday for cleaning, it was stated by Miss Ocie Anderson, librarian. BLUFFTON in hurch Established Here 1865 Observes Diamond Jubilee, Sunday Ji shop Karl J. Alter of Toledo Delivers Address and Officiates Marking the seventy-fifth anni ersary of its founding, St. Mary’s Catholic church celebrated its dia mond jubilee, Sunday church was filled for with members of the visiting clergy and heard Most Reverend Karl J. Alter, D. D., Bishop of Toledo deliver the address of the evening and Officiate at the confirmation service of a class numbering 27, consisting of 17 children and 10 adults. night. The the occasions congregation, friends who Although it has been modernized and enlarged under direction of the present pastor, Rev. Robert Maher, the white painted frame church at North Lawn avenue and West Elm street is the same structure erected three-quarters of a century ago on land purchased with funds be queathed for that purpose by a Union soldier who died in a Georgia encampment during the Civil war. The growth of the church here is comparable to that thruout the dio cese of Toledo during the past tlyee (Continued on page 2) Red Cross Asks $150 From Bluffton Area The European war was reflected in Bluffton when a call for $150 from the Bluffton area was made the Red Cross for war refugee lief. by re- Bluffton’s quota was annouced local Red Cr that the amount contributed here would become part of the funds to be raised by the Allen county chap ter of that organization. by officers who stated Funds contributed for the Red Cross may be left at either drug store or the bank, it is announced. Assistance thru the Red Cross will go to women and children and many others in the war zone who are in great need and entirely dependent upon the charity and generosity of others for their food and clothing. Births Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Herr of Pan dora are the parents of a daughter born at Bluffton hospital, day mornng. Wednes- made of Mr. and Announcement has been the birth of a daughter to Mrs. B. D. Morgan of Middletown on May 12. Being born on National Hospital day, the infant was pre ented with a complete layette by the hospital staff. Mrs. Morgan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Thompson of Orange township. Announcement has been made of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Luginbuhl of Cleveland, May 8. Mr. Luginbuhl is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Luginbuhl south of Bluffton. Mr. and Mrs. Dwain Murray of Marietta, former Bluffton residents, are the parents of a daughter Ruth Dana born at Marietta last Wednes day. Teaching Jobs For Bluffton Graduates Miss Carol Cookson who will be graduated from Bluffton college in June has accepted a teaching posi tion in the high school at Burbank, Wayne county. Philip Merrill, graduated from Bluffton a year ago who has been taking graduate work at Ohio North ern university, Ada, the past year, has also accepted a teaching position at Burbank. Miss Helen Stonehill, who will be graduated from the college here next month has accepted a teaching posi tion in the high school at Bellevue. Real Estate Deal Irvin Long has purchased the Walter Stratton property on Garau street it was announced the first of the week. The property is now oc cupied by Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Suter meister who will continue to live there. STUDENT RECITAL A recital of students in the college music department will be held in the chapel, Friday night at 8 o’clock. A man’s will can be a fortress. Make it formdable—be the uncon querable in your own tower. rHE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY OHIO, THURSDAY, MAY 23,11910 FOR POST OFFICE HERE NEXT WEEK Work On Bluff ton START EXCAVATION Blaffton Woman To s New ted-l or foi4 era! Building to Begin I byterian Next Wednesday IIran Dwellings One wrecked, I Hauenstein indicated that she Other Being Moved I on Wrecking of merly the A. was completed Murray. the base that work James I. An immediate start ment excavation indicates will be pressed by the Barnes Construction Co., of Spring field, O., which received the general contract for construction building. of the a brick house, for D. Gratz residence, last week by Med One wing of the large frame I house, known as the Mohler prop-1 erty has been wrecked, and the rest of the building has been purchased1 by Edwin Badertscher. He will have the house moved this week to lot at the corner Thurman streets. his of Jefferson new Bluffton’s $80,000 to be Construction of post office, an project, is expected within the next five months, would mean the structure would be ready for occupancy sometime in November or early December. federal npleted This Masons Propose To Lease I. O. 0. F. Halil A proposal whereby the Bluffton I Masonic lodge W'ould acquire the! former Odd Fellow lodge quarters on I the third floor of the town hall un-l der a long term lease was read be-ll fore the town council at its meetingll Monday night. In presenting the matter to thel council, Mayor W. A. Howe stated! that any action on the proposal! would require consent of the council! and Richland township trustees! which jointly have control of the! property which is owned by the town! and township. I The communication from the lodge! stated that that body would be in-1 terested in a long term lease provid-1 ed possession could be had by the! middle of June and a heating system! installed in the building. I The entire third floor of the town! hall was formerly owned by the Odd! Fellow order until early this spring! when it was sold to satisfy claims! for delinquent taxes. The real estate! was purchased jointly by the town! council and the township trustees. Howe stated that he would to arrange a meeting be end of this month of the township trustees and a Mayor endeavor fore the council, committee from the lodge to con-1 sider definnite terms of a lease agreement acceptable to all three parties With The Sick Miss Elma Schfferly received a fractured collarbone as the result of a fall down a flight of cellar stairs at her home on Poplar street, Thurs day. Mrs. O. D: Brehman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Agin of Mound street who has been seriously ill in the Covina, California hospital for several weeks has recovered and re turned to her home in Glendora, Calif. Mrs. Brehman and her daugh ter Cecil Ramona visited in Bluffton last fall returning to California the first of December. Mrs. Clyde Evans of Lima who underwent an operation for appen dicitis at Bluffton hospital ten days ago is convalescing at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McElroy of South Main street. Miss Helen Boss, Latin and French instructor at Bluffton high school who has been seriously ill with asthma left the first of the week for her home in Thornville, near Colum bus. in New Locations Chas. Patterson and family moved Monday from South Main street to the former Mathewson property on Cherry street which they recently purchased. Leroy Traucht of Jenera who re cently purchased the South Main street property vacated by Patterson will move into the house shortly. Miss Barbara Joyce Hauenstein, daughter of Prof, and Mrs. Sidney Hauenstein of Campus drive has re ceived an appointment as an instuct- a three year term in the Pres accept. Excavatior. for the basement of I tropolis, and includes grade and high Bluffton’s new post office will be I school classes. It has an enrollment started Wednesday of next week, ....... —.. ... —■■■... following completion tailed in removing houses from the site. of work en two former mission school in Tehran, Persia- I Word of the appointment was re I ceived Tuesday night from the New o.. rn York office of the Presbyterian Site Being ^are^ of Two I Board of Foreign WHEAT PRICES IN SHARPEST BREAK SINCE WORLD WAR Grain is Quoted on Bluffton Market at 78 Cents Wed- nesday Morning and I ”r*ces Here are Pegged by Government at Minimum Of 75 Cents Wheat prices on the Bluffton mar ket have dropper 24 cents a bushel within the last wek, the sharpest de cline in grain quotations since World War days. Other grain prices also have been affected, but not so severely. Oats Wednesday commanded a price of 38 cents a bushel, and corn was quoted at 56 cents. Less Pressure on Hogs Hog prices are slightly lower, fall ing off from a top of $5.50 last week to a top of $5.40 this Wednesday. Unsettled European war conditions are blamed for the market perform ance. It is tributing factors has been heavy sell90 ing on the part of foreign speculators who hold wheat on the Chicago mar First of a series of sharp breaks in wheat came Wednesday of last week, when quotations dropped to cents. The decline has continued, and Tuesday’s price this week was 80 cents, to be followed on Wednes day with quotation of 78 cents. I-ket. With wheat prices decling at a diz zy pace, the federal government last week took steps to control the drop. Price on the Chicago market was pegged at a bottom of 79 cents. Bluffton markets operate on a basis of slightly more than four cents un der the Chicago price, which will make the minimum here 75 cents. Teach Mission and Miss would I years ago in Tehran, Persian me- felt that one of the con- To Speak Here On Child Evangelism Mrs. Stella Young, state director of the Child Evangelism Fellowshp will speak in the Ebenezer Mennonite church Sunday night at 8:30 o’clock. Announcement of her coming here was made by Rev. P. A. Kliewer, pastor of the church. ship is an international organization with an objective of reaching twenty seven million unchurched children under the age of twelve. Bers*a ^Bss’on School of 110 students consisting of child ren of missionaries, European cials and natives. Annual Reunion to Open Program in Auditorium 7:30 O’clock of On Tuesday of last week, price wheat here was $1.02. Wednesday this week, the market opened at cents a bushel, within three cents the 75-cent minimum pegged by fed Ieral regulations. Twenty-five Blilffton high class of 1920 for ary ner the The fellow- Bluffton High commencement sea sons of bygone years were recalled by a display of old graduation pro grams placed in The Bluffton News window this week by Mrs. Linda Swank, of North Main street. Among them is the program for the first graduating exercises of the school on June 3, 1881, in odist Exhibit Of Old Programs Recalls H. S. Graduation Of Yesteryear the Meth church. the senior class of Minna Herrmann, In that year Helen F. Lillie M. were Barnes, Emma Lugabill, Clark, Rolla A. Hickey and Willis V. Hutchins. Next in the series of programs is that for the fourth commencement held May 23, 1884, in Keim’s Hall. S. C. Patterson was superintendent of the school at that time. Fifth annual graduation exercises were held on May 22, 1885, in Herr’s Opera House then the show i place of the town. offi- term Miss The school opens for its fall the first of September and Hauenstein will leave early in Aug ust. Her route of travel will depend on developments in the European war situation at that time. For the past year she has been an instructor in Columbus Grove high school, which position she will resign to accept the Persia appointment. She is a graduate of Bluffton college and later spent a year in graduate research work in social sciences at Washington, D. C. I The school was established seventy High School Alumni To Drop Traditional Banquet Friday with at and Informal Class Reunions Dancing Arranged for Later in Evening A custom of more than four dec ades will be discontinued at the an nual meeting of the Bluffton High Alumni association, this Friday night in the school building. No banquet has been planned for this spring, the first time in more than 40 years that the program has not followed a plan identical in most respects to that started in the early days of the association. The reunion this year will open with a program and business meet ing in the high school auditorium at members of the school graduating are expected here the twentieth class annivers on Saturday night. A din and program will be held at Walnut Grill. The ranged night, alumni class reunion was ar to be held on Saturday following the regular reunion on Friday. 7:30 o’clock. This will be followed by informal class reunions. Refresh ments will be served during the even ing. Following the opening portion of the program, an alumni dance will be held in the gymnasium, with par ticipation limited strictly to alumni members. Each unmarried alumni member will be permitted to bring one guest. The 75-cent fee of former years for dinner and dues has been re duced to 40 cents to cover dues and refreshments to be served during evening. For those dancing an ditional fee of 25 cents will charged. Tickets are on sale both drug stores. A Good Place to Live and a Good Place to Trade the ad be at With The Sick Eugene Weed, son of Rev. Mrs. J. A. Weed is a medical tient at Bluffton hospital. and pa- Oliver Locher returned home Tues day night from Cleveland where he has been taking hospital treatment. Miss Sarah Moyer of Mt. Cory, Bluffton college student, is a patient in the Bluffton hospital. Mrs. Chas. Disbrow, former Bluff ton resident, is reported seriously ill at her home in Lyons. Glenna Kohler who underwent an operation for appendicitis is conval escing at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Kohler west of Bluffton. Program for the Tenth Annual commencement shows the exercises were held on May 3, 1890, in the town hall, which had been completed less than two years previously. U. M. Shappell was superntendent. Seventeenth commencement exer cises were held in the opera house, May 21, 1897, and shows more elaborate was being presented at that time. Outside orchestras were brought in to appear on the program, and com mencement exercises were quite an event. B. F. Biery was superin tendent. the program entertainment Other programs include those for 1898, 1900, 1902 and 1909. After the turn of the century ex ercises were held in the city hall, following abandonment of Herr’s Opera House as a public gathering plaie. The 1909 exercises were held in the Bluffton college chapel. NUMBER 4 HOLD PROGRAM IN MORNING ON MEMORIAL DAY Audi at Exercises in High School torium After Ritual Cemetery Carl W. Smith of State Service Commission Speaker Civil is Honoring the soldier-dead of the area, Memorial Day services will be held Thursday morning of next week at Maple Grove cemetery and in the Bluffton High auditorium. Arrangements for the program are being directed by the Bluffton post, American Legion, and the decoration of soldiers’ graves, a parade and the dual exercises are planned. Brief ceremonies will be conducted at the cemetery, the feature of which will the Legion ritual at the grave of Dr. Otto Owens, veteran of the Spanish-American war. The sendee will start at 10 a. m. Following the cemetery obsenance, a public meeting will be held at 10:30 a. m. in the Bluffton High school auditorium. Carl W. Smith of Kenton, member of the Ohio Civil Sendee Commission will be the speaker, presented by the Bluf Mayor W. A man. Legion, i rangements. Music will be on High band.. Howe will act as chair Fett, commander of the charge of program ar- B. in Members of the Legion will assem ble at the town hall and march to the cemetery for the brief rites there. Decoration of graves of war veter ans in the Bluffton area will be in charge of a committee directed by Armin Hauenstein and Ralph Henry, Poppy Day Will Be Observed Saturday Tribute will be paid by millions of Americans Saturday to World War dead. The Poppy Day throughout and little red poppies patriotic sacrifice will thousands of cities and year, w’ith trenches again dug in the poppy-studded fields of France, the American public is intensely war conscious, also, as never before, of the blessings of our country and are being moved by stronger sentiments of patriotism. With our poppies we are offering them a means of ex pressing their feelings for those who died in war to defend the things they value so highly today, and aid those who still are suffering a result of patriotic service. “It is a real sacrifice for many these women to serve on Poppy Day. They must leave their homes and put in hours of hard, unaccustomed work. Their only reward will be to see the poppies blooming on every coat in tribute to the nation’s heroic dead and to feel their coin boxes grow heavy with contributions for the war’s living victims. I am sure everyone in Bluffton and community will appreciate what they are doing and will respond gladly to their ap peal to wear a poppy,” it was stated by Mrs. Monroe Amstutz, president of the Legion Auxiliary. the nation’s day will be the country symbolic of be worn in towns. Thia to as Spring Flower Exhibit Here Saturday Night The Bluffton Garden club will hold a display of spring flowers Saturday evening in the lobby of the Citizens National bank from 4 to 10 p. m., it was announced by officers of the club the first of the week. The public is invited to visit the display. Since the organization of the club ten years ago it has spon sored several public flower exhibits. Mrs. C. H. Smith is chairman of the committee on arrangements for the exhibit, Saturday evening. Formal Opening Of Funeral Home Formal opening of the Stanley Basinger Funeral Home on South Main street will day and Sunday residents of the vited to visit the be observed Satur of this week, with town and area in establishment. Opening of the funeral home is being held in connection with a na tion-wide observance of Funeral Home Inspection week. Favors will be given to those attending. Quarters of the establishment have been redecorated and refurnished. Equipment is modem in every re spect, including a public address sys tem. In addition to the reception vestibule, there is the main parlor, a family room, the show room and the preparation room.