St. Mary’s Church
(Continued from page 1)
quarters of a century, Bishop Alter
stated in his address.
Church Shows Growth
When the Bluffton church was es
tablished in 1865, there were only a
handful of Catholics in the nineteen
northwestern Ohio counties compris
ing the present diocese of Toledo.
Today, he said there are in the dio
cese 151 churches with 170,000 mem-
Bishop Alter arrived here Sunday
evening shortly before the opening
of the service, motoring from Lima
where he delivered the class address
at graduation exercises of the school
of nursing of St. Rita’s hospital. He
was accompanied by Rev. James
Hebbeler, a former pastor who was
transferred to Toledo two years ago.
The church entrance was decorated
in eccleciastical colors of white and
gold with a large American flag
over the doorway and other flags in
the interior. New leaded art glass
windows recently installed,
memorate old family names
Bluffton parish. Prominent
these is the Owens family,
was instrumental i
St. Mary’s church
the founding of
Descendents of Founder
Three of the present parishioners
—Miss Ida Owens and Mrs. D. A.
McGinnis of Bluffton and Mrs. C. D.
Fisher of Pandora—are granddaugh
ters of the late James Owens at
obtained overnight shelter eighty
four years ago and later converted
the family to that faith./
Among the Owens
Paris Owens and Hen
the latter being the father of
Owens, Mrs. McGinnis and
Paris Owens was a Civil war
ier when he died in 1863 in Georgia,
a victim of typhoid and erysipelas.
In accordance with his wishes, money
which he had coming from the gov
ernment was used for the building of
a church. His father purchased the
site which the church now occupies
and donated toward the building
fund. Walnut, as may be seen today
went into the building.
A parish historical record recites
the church was completed in
at a cost of about $1,000. It
20 by 40 feet___________
pany was the first large
company to establish the
8-hour day—also in 1914.
And the 40-hour week
was inaugurated by the
Ford Motor Company in
1926, years before any
such laws existed.
The Ford Motor Com
pany employs men with
out regard to race, creed
or color. It is common
knowledge that working
the Ford shops are the best that science
and constant care can make them. A
square deal, a just wage and stabilized
employment for a large proportion of
our employees and as fully stabi
lized for all as conditions will permit
enable our men to retain their personal
In consequence of these policies the Ford
Motor Company has one of the finest
bodies of employees in the world. The
larger proportion are mature men of long
In 1890 the spire was added and
the present sanctuary and sacristies
built on. During the period from
1917 to 1932 the church was given
a full basement and a hot air heat
ing system installed. Six years ago
more improvements were made with
a new cross placed on the spire.
Another and larger improvement
program has been completed for the
Diamond Jubilee observance which
included complete interior redecora
tion, hardwood floor, additional pews,
air conditioning system and modem
lighting. The grounds have
beautified by the planting of 16
and 350 srubs. New concrete
walks have also been laid.
Ford Sales and Service
At present the church has a
membership of thirty-two families on
its rolls. One of the oldest of these
families is that of Mrs. George
Schmidt, the former Louisa Gro
mann. She was one of the first to
be baptized in St. Mary’s church
here, 72 years ago. Her little grand
daughter Theresa Nan Schmidt, bap
tized in the same church less than a
year ago, becomes the fourth gen
eration of her family in the parish.
Organizations of the church in
clude the Altar and Rosary society,
Holy Name society and the parish
units of the diocesan councils.
Mrs. Harry Turner is president of
the Altar and Rosary society Mrs.
Ed Reagan vice president and Mrs.
Chas. Hankish secretary-treasurer.
Parish councilmen are Andrew
Herrmann, C. D. Fisher and illiam
Music of the church is in charge
of Miss Rita Hankish, organist, who
also directs a choir of twelve girls.
Donald Nussbaum Is
With Fleet In Hawaii
Newspapers featuring stories and
pictures of arrival of the Pacific
fleet at Hawaii were put in the win
dow display of The Bluffton News
this week by Jacob Nussbaum.
The publicty was sent to Nuss
baum by his son, Donald, a member
of the marine corps attached to the
Pacific squadron, and who now’ is
stationed in Hawaii.
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, copies
of which prominently feature the
arrival of the fleet, is a thoroly
American newspaper in every way
including appearance, makeup and
manner of news treatment.
It won’t pay to break the bough
of the tree that has sheltered you.
THE FORD WAY
The Ford Motor Company was founded
by a working-man for working-men. Its
present officers began as employees of the
Company. It was the first company to pay
a minimum wage, beginning in 1914, at
the then astounding figure of $5 a day.
That was double the prevailing wage of
the time. The Ford minimum is now $6
a day for all employees engaged in pro
duction work. And from that, the wages
rise to $10.80 a day, with the average wage
$7.25, exclusive of salaried employees.
The Ford Motor Com
Sales Tax Receipts
Henry Ford and Edsel
Ford keep daily per
sonal touch with all
phases of Ford manu
facture. In a conference
with his staff, Henry
Ford often says: "Go
ahead—Fit sit here and
represent the public.”
BIXEL MOTOR SALES
Personal tax receipts thus far, for
the collection period, total $75,615.63.
Collections of classified tax for the
current period amount to $49,181.50.
Church Women To
Hold Area Meeting
Church women of all denomina
tions have been invited to attend a
regional conference to be held Wed
nesday, May 29, in Lima Trinity
Methodist church under1 auspices of
the women’s department of the Ohio
Council of Churches.
Morning, luncheon and afternoon
sessions have been planned.
Speakers will be Mrs. M. H. Lich
liter, Columbus Miss Mabel Head,
Cleveland Miss Blanche Tudor, Cin
cinnati, and Mrs. Beatrice Chamber
Leave To Visit Mexico!
service with the Company—sober, decent
family men. Hundreds of them have
been with the Company for more than
25 years thousands for more than 15
years. Their health record, home owner
ship and citizenship records are good.
this is reflected in Ford products,
whether cars, trucks or tractors. The
work is honestly done. Materials are the
best that can be made or procured. Less
profit to the Company and more value
___________ to the customer is known
throughout the motoring
world as "Ford’s way of
Ford Motor Company
was the first to make a
motor car within the
means of the average
manufacture of what was
then the largest selling
model in the world to
do so. Its chosen field in
all the 30 years since that
time has been the average American
family for which it has consistently
provided car facilities which formerly
only the wealthy could buy.
It is the policy of the Ford Motor Com
pany to share the benefits of advanced
methods and management with workers
and public alike. Increased wages and
employment over a period of many years
have resulted in
A 300 per cent increase
in the built-in value of the Ford car and a
75 per cent reduction in its price.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Orange, Union Twp. I Farmers To Profit
Road Work Planned} By Corn Loan Plan
Roads in Orange and Union town-1 Allen county farmers will receive
ships will be improved as part of ala profit of $1,100 or more on the
summer highway program planned I 13,605 bushels of com they pledged
for Hancock county, it was an-1 to the Commodity Credit Corp, for
r.ounced last week by county com-1 loans in 1939, it was indicated last
missionehs. I week by officials of the department
Nine miles of Road No. 12, extend-1 of agriculture.
ing from Rawson to Hardin county I This profit represents the differ
line thru Union and Orange town-1 ence in value of the corn at the
ships, will be hard-surfaced. I loan price of 57 cents a bushel and
Also to be improved is Road No. I the price at 49 cents a bushel, which
37 from the Dixie highway at Raw-1 farmers would have had to accept by
son, east to Route 31, a distance of I selling their corn last fall.
6.75 miles in Union and Eagle town-1 With the price of corn rising, it
ships. I is possible some farmers may
In County $98,974
Allen county sales tax collections| seal.
last week amounted to $4,232.92, an
aggregate for the year of $98,974.41,
it was reported by County Treasurer
Byron H. Dershem.
_____ I were Bernice and Junior Zimmer-
Mr. and Mrs. I. Marshall Jen- man David Reichenbach. Mr. Rob
nings,, of Beaverdam, who celebrated ',rt Niswander and daughter of I.a
their golden wedding anniversary I fa'ctte- Ind*™. i’r. aad ol‘«r
early this month, left last Saturday I Diller and
on a trip that will take them thrulan Mrs.
western states and into Mexico. I
C. D. Koogler and his sister, Miss I an^
Delpha Coogler, both of Beaverdam,I c’P’ents
accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Jennings. I *U1 gifts.
Jennings is manager of the Farm-1
ers’ Elevator at Beaverdam. I
News Want-Ads Bring Results.
loaned corn for later sale
that they believe will be
United States there are
555,000,000 bushels of corn
About 5 relatives and friends were
guests at a dinner in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Crawfis of near
Bluffton recently in honor of their
25th wedding anniversary.
The following were present to help
celebrate the occasion:
Mr. and Mrs. James Crawfis, Mr.
and Mrs. Dale Cr
Mr. and Mrs. Guy
ily, Mr. and Mrs.
family of Leipsic.
Mrs. Naomi Ely
iwfis and family,
Cherry and fam
Roy Hector and
and son of Find-
and Mrs. Levi Mellinger of
», Ind., Mrs. Mary Ann
-.".merman, Mrs. Alma Bixel and
son. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Diller, Mr.
and Mrs. Peter Bixel, Mr. and Mrs.
John Reichenbach, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Niswander, Donald Crawfis,
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Crawfis, Mr.
and Mrs. Gerald Crawfis. Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Crawfis, the guests of
Afternoon and evening callers
children of Wooster, Mr.
Lawrence Amstutz and
Mrs. Crawfis were the re
manv beautiful annd use-
car Steinman and
of Findlay were
liters of Mr. and
nday dinner guests
lie Cameron and son
temoon callers were
Miss Ada Dierdoff,
ron and Miss Betty
i Mrs. Dennis Zimmerman
en spent Friday evening at
Emaline Nonnamaker and
Lendon Basinger home.
Miss Mary Koontz spent Saturday
night at the Anna Koontz and A. J.
Mrs. Golda Battles and daughter
Merilyn accompanied Mrs. Neva
Heckman to her home in Dayton
Saturday, returning Sunday.
Miss Mabel Battles was an over
night guest at the M. J. Stratton
J. O. Koontz and Howard Mar
quart left Monday with the gradu
ates of the Mt. Cory high school on
a trip through the south.
Union prayer services at Olive
Branch Thursday evening.
Miss Flo Stratton, J. D. Clymer
and Olin Spaeth called at the Koontz
home Sunday evening.
Koontz and Miss Kaye
were supper guests at
Koontz home Friday
The 1'a aid Nonnamaker family I
spent Sunday afternoon at the Ami
C. F. Fisher and Mrs. Stella Smith
w’ere callers at the J. R. Fisher
home Sunday afternoon.
The following called on Mrs. M. J.
Stratton during the past week: N.
R. Elzay, S. F. Nonriamaker and
daughter Joyce, Miss Bessie Arnold,
Mrs. Ami Pifer, Mrs. C. W. Kling
ler and daughters Gladys, Dorothy
and Jean Ann, and Mary
Miss Mabel Battles was
of Miss Flo Stratton over
night and Sunday.
Dr. and Mrs. E. L. Watkins and
family of Leipsic Forest King of
Dallas, Texas, were Sunday dinner
guests of Dr. and Mrs. A. E. King
and son Willis. Mr.
Renninger of Lima
and Mrs. E. J.
C. Frantz and
Mr. and Mrs. C.
daughters Patty and Darlene and
Mrs. James O’Brien of Toledo were
week end guests of
Jordan and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold
moved into the Avery
formerly owned by Harold Rade
Mrs. Dull Battles entertained on
Saturday afternoon in honor of her
little daughters Doris Jean’s and
Billie Steinman, Shirleen Wolfrom,
Beverly Battles, Mrs. Ralph Patter
son of Bluffton, and Mrs. Donald
Rae’s birthday anniversaries,
were Dottie and Elinor Bow
Susanne Wooley, Marilyn
Donna Clymer, Dean and
Falk of Rawson Ora and
of Rawson. Games were play
ice cream, cake and lemonade
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Crawford and
son Raymond were Sunday guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Chester
Miss Sarah Guin was
guest tof her mother,
a week end
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jones visited
with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McDowell
near Columbus Grove on Saturday-
Mr. and Mrs. John Walker, Mrs.
Homer Rader, daughter Martha Jane
and son Glen of Deshler were Sun
day dinner guests of Mrs. Sadie
Keel and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hen
ning and daughter Mary Lou.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kramer called
on Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Ludwig in
Bluffton Saturday evening.
Miss Dorothy McVey was a Sun-
tn du sky
Raw Dough Cosmetics
Centuries ago, women put raw
dough on their faces at night to im
prove their comolexions.
day dinner guest of Miss Lea Mae
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Ghaster and
daughter Ruth were Saturday guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Spenker in
Mrs. Bessie Guin received word
from her son Charles of the U. S. S.
Tennessee that he has passed the ex
amination for gunners
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Mr. and Mrs. LeClaire
ed on Mr. and Mrs. J. J.
day afternoon, and brought them a
large bouquet of
from the Benton
lilacs and tulips
Mr. and Mrs.
called on Mr. and
namaker and family Sunday after
noon, and were Sunday evening
supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Nonnamaker and family.
W. B. Kramer
Mrs. Oliver Non
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Williams spent
Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Jones.
Mrs. Hancock and Mrs. Bailey
were Monday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. J. J. White,
will return to her
home in Dakota
the latter’s sister
Mr. and Mrs.
spent Sunday with
Mrs. Cora Blodget near Ottawa.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Foltz of Find
lay were Sunday dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Steinman and
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boobring
called on Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Naylor
Mrs. Sadie Keel and Mrs. Larena
Guin spent Friday evening with Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Kramer.
Miss Myrtle Steinman visited sev
eral days with Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Baker near Moffit Station.
Mrs. C. H. Hancock of Pandora
is spending a few days with friends
in this community.
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Basinger’s Furniture Store
may 23, 1940
Mrs, Samuel Rickly and son Alva
and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Rickly
of West Liberty spent the week-end
in Columbus with Mr. and Mrs. Ir
vin Rickly and Mr. and Mrs. O. D.
Rickly and family.
Miss Kathryn Alspach has recently
been hired as a teacher in the Lib
erty township schools.
Marjorie Carr, Wayne Habegger
and Paul Zimmerly, members of the
Pandora graduating class, left Mon
day morning with the class for a
week’s trip to Washington, D. C.,
and other points of interest.
H. S. Green and son Lehr motored
to Trumansburg, N. last week
where they -were called on account of
the illness of Mrs. Green who is
making an extended stay with her
daughter Mrs. Scott Clymer.
A number from this community at
the picnic and May Day ex
at the Mt. Cory school, Fri-
Waldo Hanna and children
attended the pet parade at Findlay
Saturday morning. Mrs. Lulu Han
na who is staying at the Mrs. Thom
as Reddin home, returned
for the week-end.
Marjorie Alspach and
Green who graduated from
high school last week, left Monday
with the class on a week’s trip
through southern Ohio, Kentucky
and West Virginia.
The Misses Pauline and Mary
Jane Carr, Mildred Wynkoop, La
Vaun Habegger and Mary Louise
Whisler and John Wesley Harris at
tended the District C. E. Rally at
the First U. B. church in Findlay,
Bunker Hill Monument
The cornerstone of the Bunker
Hill monument was laid by Lafay
ette in 1825 on the fiftieth anniver
sary of the battle.
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