A. F. Albro, Pastor
9:30 Sunday school.
10:30 Morning worship.
7:00 p. m. Children’s meeting.
7:00 p. m. Young People’s society.
Wednesday p. m. Prayer meeting.
Monday, June 3rd Vacation Bible
School will start at the Bluffton
Missionary Church. This is for all
the children of the community.
Teachers with special training for
this course have been procured from
Pandora, Ohio. For full announce
ment of this course see special
article in this paper.
EBENEZER MEN NONITE
P. A. Kliewer, Pastor
Wednesday: Mixed Choir rehearsal
at 8:00 p. m.
8:00 p. m.
God” quartet at
9:30 a. m.
a. m. Text:
537 South Main St.
All workmanship and materials
Christian Endeavorers Juniors,
Intermediate and Seniors 7:30
Message: “Knowledge and
dom.” 8:30 to 9:00 p. m.
Gospel Team will meet for
study and prayer in the home of
Miss Rhoda Amstutz, Bluffton, June
4 at :00 p. m. Book of Ruth for
Bible study. Theme: “How to deal
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY
Sunday services at 10:30 a. m.,
subject: “Ancient and Modern Nec
romancy, alias Mesmerism and Hyp
The Reopening for the
Summer Season of
Testimonial meeting at 7:30 Wed
The reading room at the church is
open every Wednesday from 2:00 to
4:00 p. m. The public is invited to
all services and to visit the reading
This society is a branch of the
Mother Church, the First Church of
Christ Scientist, Boston, Mass.
FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH
H. T. Unruh, Pastor
Thursday 7:15 p. m. Choir
9:00 a. m. Church school.
10:00 a. m. Church worship.
Herold Ratzlaff who is to go
the Mission in India will bring the
6:00 p. m. Intermediate C. E.
8:00 p. m. Mrs. John Thiessen will
show pictures of art portraying the
life of Jesus.
Open Thursday Morning Until 10 O’clock
We invite you to worship with us
this coming Sunday.
Charles M. Armentrout, Pastor
9:30 a. m. Morning worship.
10:30 a. m. Sunday
Walter Marshall, Supt.
7:30 p. m. Christian
9:30 a. m. Sunday
Norman Triplett, Supt.
Trumpeters, Virgil Bartz, Robert
Zigler, and Richard Howenstine, will
play at the Sunday school.
10:50 a. m. Morning worship.
5:00 p. m. Tuxis.
The subject of the morning service
will be “Life’s Renewal”. The public
is cordially invited to attend the ser
vices of the church.
EVANGELICAL AND REFORMED
Emil Burrichter, Pastor
Mrs. Geo. Snyder, a returned mis
sionary to China, will be the speaker
at the morning services in both
churches. All members are urged,
and friends are invited, to attend
Sunday school at 9:30 a. m.
Public worship at 10:45 a. m.
Attend Bluffton’s Memorial Day services, Thurs
day morning—then enjoy a delightful picnic dinner
You’ll find here everything to make your picnic
dinner the happy occasion which it should be.
ROLLS MAYONNAISE FRUITS
SANDWICH SPREADS OF ALL KINDS
OLIVES BAKED GOODS PICKLES
Bluffton's Municipally Operated
Swimming and Recreation Spot’
OPEN EVERY DAY AND EVENING
Stop and see it—all newly repainted.
TWO FLOATS-For Children and Adults
Adults $3 H. S. Students $2 Grade School $1.50
SINGLE ADMISSION (One Swim)
Adults 15c H. S. Students 10c Grade School 5c
FREE PICNIC GROUNDS -Hold Your Reunion Here
Maynard Coon, Mgr.
The Men’s Brotherhood meets
Thursday evening at 8 o’clock at
The W. M. S. will meet on June
5th with Mrs. Andrew Gratz.
Public worship at 9:15 a. m.
Sunday school at 10:30 a. m.
C. E. at 6:00 p. m.
practice Thursday at
Brotherhood announced as
The G. M. G. meets with Miss
Margaret Burkholder on Monday
evening, June 3rd.
The G. H. M. C. meets with Mrs.
Guy Scoles on Monday evening,
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
J. A. Weed, Minister
uals) by the Junior Choir. Sermon
topic—“A Nation’s Surest Defense.”
11:15 a. m. Young People’s Choir
5:30 p. m. Epworth League will
meet at the church to go out of
town for supper and outdoor service.
p. m. Junior Choir
a. m. Unified ser
Lesson Study, Ser
Special music (Negro Spirit-
All Methodists everywhere are
asked to observe next Sunday, June
2nd, as a day of fasting and prayer,
in behalf of the people of war
Sunday dinner is
denial offering for
and in European
administered through our Board
Many Visit Opening
Of Funeral Home
More than 800 visitors inspected
the Stanley Basinger Funeral home
on South Main street during the two
days of its formal opening, Friday
and Saturday. Congratulatory mes
sages and flowers were also received.
Opening of the funeral home was
held in connection with a nationwide
observance of Funeral Home Inspec
Quarters of the establishment have
been redecorated and refurnished to
gether with installation of modern
equipment thruout. A visit thru the
funeral home and favors to all at
tending were features of the opening.
Appeal Is Filed In
Orange School Case
Continuation of the Anderson
school district’s three-year-old battle
to be attached to Bluffton for school
purposes was indicated last week
with announcement that the Hancock
county board of education has ap
pealed a ruling of the district court
of appeals to the state supreme
Two weeks ago the court of ap
peals ordered the county board to
transfer the Anderson area to the
Bluffton school district, as petitioned.
In the territory in an area com
prosing approximately five and one
half square miles in the west part of
Rawson Man Dies In
Cory Emerson Blymyer, 39, of
Rawson, a nephew of S. .V. Hecka
thorn, of Bluffton, was instantly
killed at 2:36 a. m. last Sunday
when his car figured in a collision
with a truck, tw’o miles south of
Findlay on the dixie highway.
Blymyer, who was alone in his car,
traveling toward Findlay, died of a
Funeral services were
day afternoon at Rawson. Mr. Heck
athorn and Mrs. Anna Henry, of
Bluffton, and Mr. and Mrs. Royal
Heckathorn, of North Baltimore, at
tended the rites.
The federal district court of
northern Ohio has been empowered
to effect reorganization of the Akron,
News Want-Ads Bring Results.
Service bulls delivered any time.
Long & Son, phone Ada Red
sale—2 fresh Jersey heifers
registered Jerseys. Lippincott
dam 451 or Lima Rice 5450.
Beaverdam. Phone Beaver
For sale—2 Shorthorn bulls
enough for service also black mare
5 yrs. old in foal. C. H. Smith, 9
miles east of Bluffton on Route 103.
For sale—2 good Shorthorn bulls.
Archie Hartman, 2 miles east of
For sale—Young sow with litter of
small pigs also P. & O. planter drill
only. W. S. King, 1JA miles north
west of Mt. Cory.
For sale—10 shoats avg. 125 lbs.
also 7 doe rabbits with young ones.
B. J. Boutwell, 3 miles east of Or
Bluffton Man In
Orden Smucker, Bluffton high
school instructor who has been on a
year’s leave of absence to attend
Ohio State university was inducted
into membership and elected secre
tary-treasurer of the O. S. U. Gam
ma chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta,
national honorary sociological fra
The induction ceremonies and elec
tion took place at a picnic meeting
of the organization held last Thurs
This is the second society to w’hich
the Bluffton teacher has been elected.
During the winter quarter he was
elected to Sigma chapter of Phi
Delta Kappa, national honorary edu
cational fraternity at the university.
Smucker who has been instructor
in social sciences at Ohio State will
teach this summer at Bluffton college
and next fall will resume his teach
ing duties in the high school here.
Funeral services were held in Dela
ware, Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Ida
Blair Mann, widow of Rev. A. M.
Mann, former pastor of the Bluffton
her home in
The price of a
asked as a self
the relief of non
of war—in China
died Thursday night at
Delaware following a
she received two days
is survived by a daugh-
ter Mrs. Wilbur Johnson of Carey.
Also surviving are four grandchild
ren including Mrs. Fred McKee of
Cuyahoga Falls, the former Peggy
Mann, whom she reared.
Farm Work Delayed
By Week Of Rain
Spring work on farms in the Bluff
t( n area is being further delayed by
rains which have fallen every day
but one since last Wednesday.
Farmers already are behind their
usual schedule because of the late
arrival of spring, and almost con
tinuous rainfall for the last week
has further delayed the preparation
of fields and the seeding of crops.
Unless good weather materializes
soon and continues for awhile, indi
cation are that most corn will be
late in going into the ground this
Grass is growing luxuriantly
result of the many rains, and
Bluffton gardens are doing
Varied Program At
Next Grange Meeting
A balanced program of discussion
and recreation is planned for a
meeting of the Richland Grange in
the grange hall, next Tuesday night.
Talks will be given by Willard
Jennings on “The Milk Dollar’
Kathryn Moser, “On Tired Soil”, and
Henry Huber on “Food Order Stamp
grams also will be included.
A discussion on grange pic
The evening will close with games
and contests directed by Evelyn
Will Hold Radio
Field Trials Here
The Bluffton Amateur Radio club
will participate for the third con
secutive year in the annual field day
trials sponsored by the American
Radio Relay League on June 22 and
23, it was announced the first of
the week by officers of the club here.
Amateur radio clubs thruout the
United States will participate in
these activities which are a test of
portable radio equipment used in
transmission and reception under
The club here with call letters
W8APJ, will use low power auxiliary
equipment, it was stated.
Location for setting up of equip
ment has not been definitely decided,
several places being under consider
In last year’s trials the local club
contacted twenty-six stations in ten
states. In charge of the project here
are Maynard Geiger, president of the
Bluffton club and Lloyd Brauen, ac
first annual reunion of for
teachers and pupils of the
Owens school will be held at Rich
land Grange hall, Sunday, June 9.
Pres., Mrs. H. G. Murray sec., Mrs.
D. A. McGinnis.
The thirty-eighth annual reunion
of the Steinman family will be held
at City Park, Ada,
Pres., Mrs. Allan
Sunday, June 9.
held at Pandora
Reunion of the
descendants will be
high school, Sunday, July 7.
AU pledges for redecoration of the
Presbyterian church are due on or
before June 1. Please pay same to
Paul Faze, church treasurer or to a
representative at the News office.
Do your part to life the whole
race a notch in the scale of human
ity then your heaven will take care
Mr. and Mrs. Wilhaxn Clay of
Wharton and Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Ba
singer of Lima were entertained in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren
Bridenbaugh last Sunday.
Mrs. (Dr.) Pender of Everglades
Florida, left for her southern home
last Wednesday, after spending a
couple of weeks visiting with her
Mr. and Mrs. Oswin Lugibill visited
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter E.
Kohli in Ottawa, Sunday afternoon.
Frequent rains are delaying plant
of com and soy beans.
Duane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Haas of Columbus Grove is spending
some of his vacation at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Milford Haask
The Pandora High School Seniors
returned from their eastern trip late
Sunday night. The group and the
teachers who accompanied them re
port an enjoyable time.
Noah Bixel returned home last
Saturday after spending the winter
on the Pacific coast, visiting in the
home of his daughter, Eda and his
son Verdi and families. Mr. Bixel
also visited in the homes of other rel
atives and friends, many
were former residents of
Mrs. N. N. Soldner and
Mary Margaret left Thursday for
Berne, Ind., where they are spending
some time in the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Sprunger.
Mrs. Edwin Luginbill, Mrs. E. E.
Miller, daughter, Selma, Mrs. Wilbert
Wenger and Mrs. H. M. Kohli and
son, Eugene visited Mrs. Oliver Schu
macher at Findlay Hospital last
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hilty and son
were entertained in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. David Lehman on Sunday.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Geiger, north of town has been re
modeled recently and is making a fine
Miss Mildred Brickman of McComb
and Arthur Eisenbach were united
in marriage last Saturday. They will
reside in Pandora where Mr. Eisen
bach is in business with his father.
We extend our best wishes.
Miss Marian Basinger is spending
some time with her home folks again.
Bert Yoder is at present assisting
Ralph Diller in his plant at Kokomo,
Ind. Mr. Diller is manufacturing
electric fence chargers.
Mrs. Mary Thut passed away at the
home of her daughter in Goshen, Ind.,
Saturday. A number from this vi
cinity attended the funeral on Mon
day. She died at the age of 93 years.
Her husband, Peter Thut had preced
ed her in death almost thirty year
The young people of the St. John
church are planning to spend Decora
I tion Day at Cincinati to visit points
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bauman are
rejoicing over the birth of a baby boy
on Tuesday at the Community hospit
al in Bluffton.
Rolland Burkhart and Howard
Howell have left for South Dakota
where they are to do sheep shearing
with their up-to-date power unit.
Ruth Bixel, who has been in Colum
bus the past year and Mrs. Raymond
Miller and children of Smithville, are
at the home of their father, Noah
Bixel at present.
We keep our stock of merchandise in this
city because we sell to the citizens (who trade
in this area only)—we have no other patrons
and we are interested in no other patrons.
.Were we in the mail order business it
would be unnecessary for us to invest many
thousands of dollars in stocked merchandise
so that our customers can see what they are
buying—so it will be unnecessary for them to
carry on important purchases through the
mails—so they can get materials they need
when they need them.
When you want building information you
don’t have to write us a letter and wait for a
reply—when you need something in a hurry
we’ll deliver it in a hurry.
Item for item our prices are lower than
mail order building materials of the same
quality—our service is quick, personal and
satisfactory—and you can see anything you
buy from us before it is delivered to you.
We can supply you with more plans, ideas,
and building helps, which cost you nothing,
Alvin Whisler of Ocean Side, Calif.,
arrived here the latter part of the
week and he and Mrs. Whisler who
has been here for some time, are vis
iting friends and relatives in the
Ralph Marshall spent the week end
with his brother Herb in Columbus
and attended a fraternity dance Sat
Mrs. Orlo Marshall received word
last week that Mr. and Mrs. H. C.
Eisenbach of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs.
Walter Eisenbach and children of
Casa Grande, Ariz., will arrive here
the second week of June for a visit
with friends and relatives in Ohio.
They will be joined here the latter
part of that week by Commander and
Mrs. J. A. Saunders and son Selden
of Washington, D. C., who will be
here only a couple of days.
The June meeting of the M. E.
Missionary society will be held next
Wednesday afternoon in the home of
Mrs. Charles Van Meter with the fol
lowing program: Worship service—
Mrs. Clyde Van Meter “Sixtieth An
niversary Festival”—Mrs. Joe Park
er Social Hour—Mrs. Arthur Price.
Marshall and Virgil Al
the past week with the
Beaverdam high school,
sights in Washington, D.
I Seniors of
Miss Mary Duggan of Lima spent
Sunday with Mrs. Arthur Price and
The following members of the M. E.
Missionary society attended a Dis
trict meeting in Bellefontaine last
Wednesday: Mrs Frank Jagger, Mrs.
Alice Harsh, Mrs. Arthur Price, Mrs.
Alfred Reams, Mrs. Joe Parker, Mrs.
J. C. Spicer, Mrs. Cloce Kidd, Mrs.
E. E. Freet, Mrs. Lena Rockhill and
Mrs. Ed Dunlap.
Miss Eunice Trumbo, who is pastor
of the Congregational church in Coun
cil, Idaho, is now’ visiting friends in
Detroit and is expected here for the
annual Decoration Day services.
Mrs. D. C. Campbell and daughter
Elizabeth spent Tuesday in Columbus
making arrangements for Elizabeth
to enter O. S. U. this fall.
Miss Edythe Cupp was a week end
guest of her sister Mrs. Delmar Smith
and family in Tontogany.
Miss La Donna Campbell who has
been a student at Ada the past year,
received her degree in Public School
Music and has returned home for the
Miss Doris Neusbaum of Columbus
Grove was a w’eek end guest of Mary
Jane and Nancy Mayberry.
Decoration Day services will be
held here as usual Thursday morn
ing beginning at 9:00 A.
decorating of graves in
and Rockport cemeteries
lowing outdoor services:
sembly, F. C. Marshall Lincoln’s Get
tysburg Address, Richard Cupp
Bugle “Taps.” Special music by Fife
and Drum Corps.
M. with the
with th fol-
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Marshall and
their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin
Whisler of Ocean Side, Calif., spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Will Hall
10:00 a. m. program at Methodist
church Musie, Battle Hymn of
Republic Invocation, Rev. E. J.
thur Special Music Election of
fleers Roll Call Special music
dress, Rev. S. M. Davidian, Lima
on the spot
THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1940
Music, America the Beautiful Bene
diction Rev. E. J. Arthur. Judge
Neil Lora of Lima is the President
and Clifford Fruchey, Marshal of the
The Bluffton college Junior-Senior
banquet w’as held at the high school
cafeteria, Tuesday night followed by
a theatre party. The banquet is an
annual affair at w’hich the gradu
ating class is entertained by the
Committees in charge were:
Program: Kenneth Tapke and
George Radulovich Transportation:
Dale Reichenbach and Racine War
ren Location and Dinner: Frieda
Ehresman and John Luginbuhl
Theatre: Dale Francis Decorations
and Invitations: Virginia Fisher,
chairman Wilma Nash, Loreen
Peters, Leonard Metzker, Jean Kolb,
and Florence Geissinger.
A scholarship from Bluffton col
lege was presented to Miss Ruth
Soldner, highest ranking scholastic
student in the graduating class of
Berne, Indiana, high school, it was
announced the first of the week.
Miss Soldner, valedictorian of the
class is the daughter of Dr. T. H.
Soldner of Berne.
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