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THURSDAY. MAY 23. 1940
Cow With Yen For
Maybe it was a dumb animal’s
thirst for higher education—or per
haps it was only a student prank—
anyway a mild looking Jersey cow
was found in a Bluffton college
classroom Tuesday.
The cow was found tied in the
Hold Pre-School
Clinic On June 6
Bluffton’s annual pre-school clinic
will be held at the Grade school
building Thursday morning June 6
beginning at 9 o’clock, it was an
nounced the first of the week by
officers of the Parent-Teacher asso
ciation which is in charge of ar
At this time free health examina
tion will be given children who will
enter school in the first grade next
fall. Bluffton physicians, dentists
and optometrists are cooperating
with county health authorities in the
Parents with children eligible for
the clinic are urged to bring their
children to this clinic. They will be
notified later as to the hour when
they will be expected.
Further information concerning
the clinic may be obtained from Mrs.
Chas. Hankish or Mrs. David Risser,
officers of the Parent-Teacher asso
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
I wish to thank the voters of Bluffton and
community for the support and vote received in
Primary Election May 14th, 1940.
Open House
Directional Service
All necessary Facilities and
Skilled Professional Staff
'Modern Funeral Home or
Every Sanitary Factor
Motor Equipment
Casket and Funeral
Found In Classroom
room when the social science class of
Dr. I. W. Bauman assembled Tues
day morning. Investigation disclosed
that the animal belong to Cyrus
Schumacher, residing next to the
School Term Ends
At Noon Wednesday
Bluffton public schools officially
closed their tertn Wednesday noon.
The last of the final examinations
was held Wednesday morning and
school buses returned rural pupils
to their homes immediately there
Pupils will return on Thursday
afternoon at 3 o’clock to receive
their grade cards.
Events of graduation week will
continue with class night this Wed
nesday night, commencement on
Thursday and alumni on Friday
Last Rites For
Infant Monday
Funeral services and burial were
held Monday for the infant son of
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Stewart of
Columbus Grove who died Sunday
evening in the Bluffton hospital
shortly after birth.
Repair crews of the Buckeye Pipe
line were called to the Clyde Warren
farm in Orange township the latter
part of last week to repair a break
in the company’s oil line.
News Want-Ads Bring Results.
Treasurer Allen County
for the Public
We extend to the public a
cordial invitation to visit our
establishment in connection
with National Funeral Home
Inspection Week. May 24 to 31.
During this time we will hold
open house on Saturday and
Sunday, May 24 and 25.
We want the public to feel
welcome to inspect our facilities
during these days and become
acquainted with developments
in modern funeral service.
Favors for every visitor dur
ing our open house days on
Saturday and Sunday.
Stanley Basinger
Funeral Home
Phone 144-W 129 S. Main St.
ShaJeA fol Swtuneft.
Sennets, Willow-Reeds, Bankors, Panamas—All Air
35c tc S3.CC
A large assortment of Harvest Hats also Garden
Hats for Ladies.
Fred Gratz Stere
B. F. BIERY, Business Mgr.
C. A. BIERY, Editor
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the postoffice at Bluffton, Ohio,
under the Act of March S, 1879.
Mr. and Mrs. Franz Herr and
daughter of Toledo visited at the S.
P. Herr home on South Main street,
Don’t neglect your started chicks.
Get Master growing mash at $2.10.
Master Feed Mill.
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Doty and
daughter visited at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Levi Oberly and family,
Suit sale for dad and son. Now is
the time to buy, $19.75 and $22.50
values now selling at $12.88, $14.88
and $16.88. The Economy store.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hochstettler of
Findlay and Mr. and Mrs. Calvin
Stettler visited Sunday at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Neuensch
The Citizens National bank will be
closed every Thursday afternoon dur
ing June, July and August. 5
Miss Fern Bixel house-mother at
the Methodist orphanage at Lake
Bluff, Ill., is spending a month’s va
cation at the home of her parents,
Dr. and Mrs. D. C. Bixel.
Remember, there’s a BPS paint
for every interior or exterior job.
You get a better paint with BPS.
Greding’s hardware.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Quaintance
and Miss Larkie Quaintance of
Upper Sandusky and Mr. and Mrs.
H. R. Lugibihl of Beaverdam spent
Sunday with Mrs. Edith Mann.
A wide variety of bedding and
porch box plants in bud and bloom.
Grove Street Greenhouses.
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Hawk and
daughter Aleta of Bowling Green
visited here Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hawk and Mr.
and Mrs. H. H. Huser and family.
Sidney Huber is attending the
twentieth annual convention of the
Synod of Ohio, United Lutheran
churches of America held in Youngs
town. While there he will visit his
sister, Mrs. Paul Adams whose hus
band, Rev. Adams, is pastor of a
Lutheran church in that city.
Asbestos 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.
Mrs. E. C. Althaus returned to
her home here Saturday, accompani
ed by her daughter, Mrs. A. M.
Rickert and granddaughter Marty of
Canton. Mrs. Althaus spent several
weeks at the home of her daughter
in Canton while recovering from a
fall at which time she suffered a
broken arm.
A wide variety of bedding and
porch box plants in bud and bloom.
Grove Street Greenhouses.
Dr. Mary Alspach of Topeka,
Kansas, is spending the week end
at the home of her brother, O. O.
Alspach and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel
Alspach and family on North Jack
son street. She stopped here for a
visit enroute to her home after a
trip to New York city.
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
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Overholt and
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Overholt of
Medina were guests at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Millen Geiger, Monday
night. They also attended the high
school senior play “The Imaginary
Invalid” in which Miss Mary Alice
Geiger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Geiger was a member of the cast.
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
Mrs. Alvin Whisler of Oceanside,
Calif., is visiting in Bluffton and
vicinity. Mr. Whisler is expected to
arrive here Thursday from Ocean
side to spend a week with relatives
and friends here. Mr. and Mrs.
W’hisler, former residents of this
vicinity, have resided for a number
of years in California where he
holds a responsible position with a
public utility organization.
Guard against coccidiosis. Use
I blactol or phenosal in drinking water.
Call Steiner’s hatchery’ when in
On May 27, 28, 29 and 31 and
June 1, the W. H. Gratz shoe store
offers free advice on shoe fitting
problems by a special representative
from the Foot and Shoe Research
Institute of Danville, Illinois, ac
cording to an announcement which
appears elsewhere in this issue. A
special feature of this demonstra
i tion is the free foot balance test
i on the foot balance indicator which
shows the importance of foot bal
ance to body balance. Foot bal
ance and foot comfort are closely
related and this instrument gives
valuable knowledge that is needed to
fit shoes correctly for maximum
comfort. The meters used on this
precision instrument are made by
the Triplett Electrical Instrument
company of Bluffton.
See lutzi for Tends. tf
Homer Hilty, Allen county com
missioner, was in town Wednesday
morning on business.
Mrs. Paul Rhoads spent the week
end in Columbus with her husband
who is attending Ohio State univers
Prof. Everett Huber of Ohio
Northern university, Ada, visited
relatives and friends here Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Burkholder
and family of Cincinnati spent sev
eral days the past week with rel
atives here.
The Citizens National bank will be
closed every Thursday afternoon dur
ing June, July and August. 5
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Yoxthimer of
Findlay spent Tuesday at the home
of their daughter Mr. and Mrs. B.
R. Shafer and daughters.
Decoration day, May 30. See the
plants for cemetery planting at the
Grove Street Greenhouses.
Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Tomlinson
and son Robert of Lima spent Sun
day at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
H. E. Augsburger and sons.
Have you attened the 29th anni
versary sale of Wear-U-Well shoes.
Quality shoes at low prices. The
Economy store.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Eichelberger
and daughters of Toledo spent the
week-end at the some of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hahn.
Remember, there’s a BPS paint
for every interior or exterior job.
You get a better paint with BPS.
Greding’s hardware.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cooney of
Goodrich, Mich., are spending sev
eral days at the home of their son,
Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Cooney and
New glass display windows are be
ing installed in business rooms of the
Triplett block on North Main street
occupied by the Community Market
and Steiner & Huser stores.
Miss Glenna Kohler was removed
from the Bluffton hospital to the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Kohler west of Bluffton, in
the Stanley Basinger ambulance,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Amstutz
and son James, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Balmer and family and Mr. and Mrs.
Ben Amstutz and family visited
Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Eli Amstutz and family.
Perfection oil ranges—new styles,
new efficiency, new economy of
operation. See them now for sum
mer cooking comfort. Greding’s
Mrs. Arthur Schaaf and daughter
Marilyn of Manchester, Mich., spent
Monday evening and Tuesday with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
Schnegg, of East College avenue.
Mrs. Schnegg returned to Michigan
with them.
Bulk and package seed and vege
table plants of all kinds. Grove
Street Greenhouses.
Mrs. Noah Augsburger is spend
ing the week in Ada at the home of
her daughter -Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Crouse and son, where she is attend
ing the commencement exercises at
the High school. Her grandson,
Eugene is member of this year’s
graduating class.
All kinds of spraying equipment
and sprays for fruit trees. Arsenate
of lead and other spraying materials.
Greding’s hardware.
The regular meeting of the Royal
Neighbor lodge has been postponed
until Friday night, May 31, on ac
count of the high school alumni
reunion to be held on Friday night
of this week. Mrs. Edith Swank
and Mrs. John Hirschfeld will en
tertain at the lodge meeting.
Removals by Diller ambulance:
Eugene Weed from the home of his
parents. Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Weed
to Bluffton hospital Sarah Moyer
from the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Moyer of Mt. Cory
to Bluffton hospital Mrs. Jacob
Carroll from Lima to her home
north of Lafayette.
Bulk and package seed and vege
table plants of all kinds. Grove
Street Greenhouses.
Perfection oil ranges—new styles,
new efficiency, new economy of
operation. See them now for sum
mer cooking comfort. Greding’s
Make old furniture look like new—
when we do the re-upholstering. See
our complete line of sample materials,
a big selection. Murray Upholster
ing shop, cor. Thurman & Washing
ton Sts. Phone 285-R.
Dr. and Mrs. Otho Thompson and
daughter Beverly, enroute to their
home in Alliance after attending a
medical convention in Cincinnati,
stopped Friday night to visit his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Thomp
son in Orange township. Miss
Beverly is remaining here for a
visit at the home of her grandpar
Shop our display window for your
summer needs. Straw hats, wash
slacks, polo shirts, ensemble suits and
underwear, etc. The Economy store.
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Worthington
left Tuesday morning motoring to
Los Angeles where they will make
their future home. Mr. Worthing
ton, for many years engaged in the
motion picture theatre business here
has accepted a position with the
Douglas Aircraft organization. The
residence on Spring street which
they vacated is now occupied by
Prof, and Mrs. R. G. Whisler of the
College faculty.
Bridal Shower
Honoring Miss Sevila Bixel, a
coming bride, a shower was given at
the home of Mrs. Gordon Bixel Fri
day night. Hostesses were Mrs.
Bixel, Miss Dora Bixel and Mrs.
Mildred Hartman.
The evening was spent in games
and contests. The table, beautifully
decorated in pink and white in a
bridal motif was heaped with many
lovely gifts for the bride-elect.
Miss Bixel is to become the bride
of Morris Niswander and the date
of the wedding, June 22, was an
nounced during the evening. A
dainty luncheon was served.
Guests included Miss Bixel, Misses
Hilda and Dorothy Bixel, Elizabeth
Higley, Meredith Stepleton, Floy Mc
Bain, Levada Balmer, Minerva Hilty,
Theola Steiner, Agnes and Edith
Amstutz, Dora and Stella Kirchofer,
Fern Bixel of Lake Bluff, III.
Mrs. S. S. Bixel, Mrs. Munson
Bixel, Mrs. A. J. B. Longsdorf, Mrs.
Grace Cox, Mrs. Russell Lantz. Mrs.
Adel la Oyer, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Ewing and Dr. and Mrs. D. C. Bixel.
Amico Club
The Amico club held its last meet
ing of the club year at the Walnut
Grill, Friday night when losers of
the club’s bunco contest entertained
the winners at a delightful dinner.
Following the dinner, Mrs. Ber
nice Stonehill, president-elect for
the coming year appointed com
mittees and discussed club work for
the coming season beginning in the
fall. Mrs. Virginia Emans was an
invited guest.
High School CVass
Night Wednesday
Class night exercises of Bluffton
high school seniors will be held at
the gymnasium this Wednesday night
at 8 o’clock.
The following program has been
Comet solo, Ralph Short presen
tation of class, Herbert Klassen
vocal duet, Alice Kohler, Dorothy
Garmatter Skit, “Swept Clean Off
Her Feet”, Harriet Cooney, Mar
garet Basinger, Betty Weinhold,
Homer Gratz, Elbert Kohli, Paul
Two piano duet, Louise Dunifon,
Jeanne Baumgartner1 clarinet duet,
Josephine Augsburger, Donna Hag
erman awards and honors, Principal
Gerhard Buhler piano fantasia, Ma
rie Zuercher class song, words by
Phyllis Steiner, music by Jeanne
Baumgartner Alma Mater.
Earl Stuart who purchased the
Dray farm north of town on the
Dixie highway last year is remodel
ing the barn.
Decoration day, May 30. See the
plants for cemetery planting at the
Grove Street Greenhouses.
Miss Roberta Biery, student in
Oberlin college will arrive Friday to
attend the high school alumni re
union and spend the week end at
her home here.
Forrest Steinman and E. S. Lape
were in Cincinnati the first of the
week where they represented the
Bluffton Lions organization at the
state convention of Lions clubs.
Condon Bros, vegetable and flower
seeds. Line bred and hybrid seed
corn. Echo Feed store.
Roy Ewing, former Bluffton resi
dent who has lived in Lima for a
number of years has returned here
and is making his home with the
Duluth Strunk family on North
Main street.
Neil Baumgartner, student at Mi
ami university, Oxford, will attend
high school graduation exercises of
his sister Miss Jeanne Baumgartner,
Thursday night and the alumni re
union on Friday.
Mrs. Albert Niswander and Mrs.
J. A. Weed attended May day fes
tivties at Bowling Green State uni
versity, Friday. Their daughters
Misses Letha Niswander and Anna
bell Weed are members of the senior
Use Agrico fertilizer with the
extra plant food on your field, gard
en and lawn. Echo Feed store.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Herr of Mt.
Gilead are expected here for the
high school alumni banquet Friday
night and will visit over the week
end with Mr. and Mrs. Noah Basing
er and Dr. and Mrs. Francis Basing
er of South Lawn avenue.
James Basinger, student at Parks
Air college, East St. Louis, HL, will
arrive here Thursday to spend the
week end with his parents Mr. and
Mrs. Noah Basinger and attend the
high school graduation exercises of
his sister, Miss Margaret Basinger.
He will be accompanied by two class
mates, David Darlington of Butte,
Montana, and John Liddell of Merid
en, Conn.
Mayor’s Notice
The monthly collection of rubbish
under the new municipal system of
garbage and rubbih removal, will be
next Tuesday and Wednesday, May
28 and 29. All residents are re
quested to have rubbish placed where
it is readily accessible.
W. A. Howe, Mayor
Class Speaker
TiR. J. Raymond Schutz of
Indianapolis, Ind., who will
deliver the class address at the
high school graduation exercises
in the gymnasium. Thursday
Dr. Schutz, formerly of Man
chester college, is a native of
Pandora and well known in this
H. S. Baccalaureate
Attended By Many
Baccalaureate services were held
last Sunday evening for graduating
seniors of Bluffton High school, with
a capacity audience filling school
gymnasium for the occasion.
Rev. John Thiessen, furloughed
missionary to India, delivered the
class sertnon on the subject, “Ex
panding Horizons”.
Four other pastors took part in
the ceremonies. Rev. P. A. Kliewer
offered the invocation Rev. Emil
Burrichter read the scripture lesson
Rev. J. A. Weed asked the prayer,
and Rev. E. G. Steiner pronounced
the benediction.
Special music was provided by a
high school ensemble. Miss Elizabeth
Higley, public school supervisor of
vocal music, sang a vocal solo.
Wanted Washing and laundry
work. Call at News office. 4
Wanted—Girl for housework. In
quire News office.
Experienced girl wants housework.
Inquire News office.
For sale—Early and late potatoes.
Carl Kimmel.
For sale—Four slightly used
4.50 by 21 tires. A. D. Gratz, City
For sale—Nice honey and apple
butter. E. P. Steiner.
For sale—Used bath tub in good
condition. Forest Mumma, 135
Mound St.
For sale—6 room house on Mound
street. Call, write or see C. L.
Rupright. Beaverdam phone No.
502. 5
For sale—2 row corn planter also
pasture for rent. Albert Vermillion.
For sale or trade—Hod Mann
farm of 45 acres in Orange town
ship. See H. W. Althaus.
For sale—Woodburn, Early Aug
ust and Orange Dent seed corn veg
etable and flower seeds. Also Agrico
fertilizer for field, garden and lawn.
Echo Feed store.
For sale—One bushel 939 hybrid
seed corn. Albert Kohler, Bluffton
For sale—Manchu soy beans.
Chester Matter, 3 miles southwest
of town.
For sale—Business block, house on
Lawn avenue and two lots on Spring
St. Mrs. Edith L. Mann. tf.
For sale—Vegetable plants 5c per
dozen. Mrs. R. E. Griffith, Lawn
For sale—H. A. Alderfer property
on South Main street. H. W.
For sale—Sweet potato plants, yel
low jersey Nancy Halls and yams
tomato, cabbage, cauliflower, pimento,
mango and egg plant. Allen Beeshy,
151 Riley St. 5
For sale—Cabbage, cauliflower and
head lettuce plants. Allen Beeshy,
151 Riley St. 4
For sale—Some properties and
building lots. Richard Bixel,
administrator. tf
For sale—One and two week’s old
started chicks. Baby chicks every
Monday and Thursday until June 6.
Steiner's hatchery, phone 182-W.
For sale—80 acre farm 6 miles
south of Rawson $4,800. H. W.
For sale—Potatoes and lard.
Howard Niswander, 3’,a miles north
of Beaverdam.
For sale—Potatoes: cobblers and
russetts, good cookers $1 per bushel.
Millard Herr, Bentley Road.
For sale—Unusual business op
portunity. Shoe repair equipment*
Champion electric stitcher Champion
cyclone finisher, numerous items in
excellent condition. Price $195. Will
sell by piece. Write Drawer R,
Lima, Ohio.
For sale—100 White Leghorn
pullets 8 weeks old good laying
strain will sell any number of them.
A. F. Albro, edge of Bluffton on
Route 103.
For sale—First quality extracted
honey 25c quart 5 Tb. pail 50c 10
lb. pail $1. Howard Rickly, 3 miles
south of Bluffton on Bentley road.
For Quality Dry Clean
ing Phone 302-W
We Dry Clean
and Press Daily
We Call for and Deliver
Elena JU.
Piano and Organ
Graduate of the Cincinnati
Conservatory of Music
Pupil of Theodor Bohlmann
and Lee Pattison, Pianists
Charles Demarest and
K. O. Staps, Organists
Summer Term
Telephone 428-W
Maybe it’s not
A Tornado
A tornado may never strike
your property—but there’s al
ways a very real hazard of
windstorm damage.
In fact the damage in one
year done by the many compar
atively small windstorms is
greater than that caused by
You can’t afford to be with
out windstorm insurance at its
comparatively small cost. See
us today.
Insurance—a friend in need.
Dependable Insurance for
Dependable People
Postoffice Bldg.
a fine selection at
Sidney's Drug Shop
Carl Mumma. Prop.
Phone 421-W Bluffton, O.
1 Z1 II BluHton
Thurs., Fri„ Sat.
May 23-24-25
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Oh, Johnny How
You Can Love
Sun.-Mon. May 26-27
Charlie McCarthy,
Tues. Wed.
The Amazing
Mr. Williams
Joan Biondell
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