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Byers Heads Ohio
Anti-War Group
On last Friday a meeting was
caled at Washington, by the Na
tional Council for the Prevention of
War, the Fellowship of Reconcilia
tion and other organizations opposed
to America participating in Euro
pean wars, of all persons interested
in keeping America out of war.
Those attending from Bluffton
were Professors N. E. Byers, John
Klassen and R. A. Lantz of the
college, Mrs. Lantz, Barbara Joyce
Hauenstein, Dorothy Schumacher
and Richard Weaver.
The delegates filled the large ball
room of the Raleigh Hotel. The Ohio
group numbered about fifty. Plans
were made to put forth every effort
to stop the present tendencies that
seem to be taking the country into
the war.
Some of the conclusions that were
generally accepted were: That con
gress should stay in session during
the war the President should not be
given the authority to call out the
national guard no material aid
should be given the allies by the gov
ernment the government should
make provision to take care of
European refugee children in this
Some of the strongest addresses
were made by Senator Wheeler, O.
K. Armstrong, member of the for
eign relations committee of the
American Legion, a representative of
the labor organizations and the presi
dent of a women’s organization op
posed to war. Bishop Paul Jones of
Antioch college presided.
Plans were made to persuade the
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We desire to serve our com
munity in the best possible
manner—in the best
way we know.
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delegates to the national conventions
to fake k stand against America en
tering thp W and to influence the
members of congress to call a halt
to the steps taken by the present ad
ministration that will inevitably lead
us into the war. The state dele
gates organized and Prof. Byers was
elected chairman of the Ohio group.
The Bluffton group was cordially
received by Congressman Robert F.
Jones and by the secretary of Sen
ator Taft. Both expressed interest
in the anti-war movement.
The delegates were surprised to
find that large groups of our popula
tion are still definitely opposed to
entering the war although the press
and radio seem to indicate that every
one is agreed to follow the steps
that lead to our participating in
the war.
D. C. BIXEL, C. D.
Citizens Bank Bldg., Bluffton, Ohio
Office Hours—8:30 A. M. to 5:30 P. M.
7:30 P. M. to 8:30 P. M.
Social Will Aid In
Scout Camp Project
An ice cream social will be spon
sored by the Bluffton Boy Scout
troop on the lawn of the First Men
nonite church on Wednesday night of
next week to help raise funds for
the troop’s annual summer camping
Music will be furnished by the high
school band and Church street from
Jackson street to the alley will be
closed to traffic. Scouts who have
been canvassing for advance sale of
tickets report a good response.
The camping trip will be the first
week in July at Big Island camp
near Ft. Wayne. Nineteen Scouts
have already signified their inten
tion of making the trip.
Bluffton, Ohio
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the postoffice at Bluffton, Ohio,
under the Act of March 3, 1879.
See lutzi for bonds. tf
Betty Basinger of Pandora is
spending the week w’ith Sara Mae
Dr. and Mrs. Yoder of Smithville
were callers at the home of Mrs.
Lou Eaton here last Wednesday.
Clearance sale—All hats $1 at
Helen’s Hat shoppe.
Mrs. Levi Oberly and Millard Ob
erly and family visited Sunday at the
home of Horace Wilson and family.
Women of the Methodist church
will hold a patriotic jitney supper,
Friday from 5 to 7:30 p. m. All wel
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bowers and
family have moved from the Adams
house on Cherry street their home in
A wide variety of bedding and
porch box plants in bud and bloom.
Grove Street Greenhouses.
Robert Oyer, student at Hahne
mann Medical college, Philadelphia,
has returned to his home here for
the summer vacation.
Eat fresh fish, a healthful food.
Choice varieties Wednesday after
noon and Thursday. Kermit Herr,
Niswander & Herring barn.
Clarence Brobeck of Cincinnati is
spending the week here with his
sister, Mrs. J. E. Steiner and family
and his brother Isaac Brobeck.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Lehman of
Long Island City, N. Y., are visiting
at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. N. W. Basinger of South Main
Mrs. Kenneth Gallant of Columbus
and Mrs. John Backensto and son of
Woodstock, Ill., are guests of their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kohli
on College avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beals and
daughter Peggy Joyce spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. John Watkins
who observed their wedding an
niversary on that date.
Bulk and package seed and vege
table plants of all kinds. Grove
Street Greenhouses.
Mrs. G. R. Bogart and Mrs. L. F.
Baumgartner, son Neil and daughter
Jeanne of Cherry street are spend
ing the week at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. M. W. Baumgartner and family
in Scarsdale, N. Y.
Rev. A. C. Schultz of the College
faculty left Tuesday with his family
for Chicago where they will spend
the summer. The Schultz family re
sided in the Clayton Bixel property
on South Main street.
Clearance sale—All hats $1 at
Helen’s Hat shoppe.
Nothing like awnings to keep the
house cool these warm days, see us
for all kinds of awnings also all
kinds of re-upholstering. Murray’s
Upholstering Shop, corner Thurman
Jb Washington Sts. Phone 285-R.
Harry F. Barnes, Bluffton high
school instructor in vocational agri
culture is attending a three days’
state conference of vocational ag
riculture instructors at Columbus.
He is expected to return Thursday
Mrs. Carrie Lance of Lafayette
spent Tuesday and Wednesday at the
home of her brother, Mr and Mrs. J.
W. Eversole and family and attended
the graduation exercises of Bluffton
college where their niece Miss Wanda
Eversole was a graduate.
Removals by Stanley Basinger am
bulance: Harold W’enger from Bluff
ton hospital to the home of Mrs.
Wenger’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.
F. Miller of South Main street Mrs.
Albert Kohler from Bluffton hospital
to her home west of Bluffton.
Miss Dorothy Long, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Mel Long of Orange
township was recently presented
with a fine ladies wrist watch by a
jewelery concern for the nearest cor
rect calculation as to the number of
hours a clock would run after having
been wound.
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
Miss Marjorie and Marvel Stratton
returned Sunday from Berne, Ind.,
where they spent the past week as
the guests of Carolyn and Ruth Mus
selman. They were accompanyed
home by Miss Emma Hilty, Carolyn
and Ruth Musselman, Dorlyn Russet
and Garold Hilty, who along with
Clayton Little were supper guests at
the Stratton home.
Perfection oil ranges—new styles,
new efficiency, new economy of
operation. See them now for sum
mer cooking comfort. Greding’s
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Garner of Toledo
spent the week end visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff West of
South Lawn avenue and attending
Bluffton college commencement
where their nephew Robert West
was graduated, Tuesday. Robert ex
pects to leave the first of July for
Toledo where he will be associated
with his uncle in the undertaking
See me for farms and city prop
erties. H. W. Althaus.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Getties spent
last Sunday in Mt. Gilead, the guest
of friends.
Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Green of Port
Nelson, Ontario, visited relatives and
friends here the latter part of last
Miss Lora Schultz left the first of
the week for Winona Lake, Ind.,
where she will be employed this sum
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Stettler visited
over the week end at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. P. A .Wiebe and family
in Willard.
Miss Nelle Lugibill of Cleveland
spent the week end here at the home
of her father, A. E. Lugibill of South
Lawn avenue.
A wide variety of bedding and
porch box plants in bud and bloom.
Grove Street Greenhouses.
Chas. Hankish, Jr., who has been
attending St. Joseph’s college, Col
legeville, Ind., is home for the sum
mer vacation.
Remember, there’s a BPS paint
for every interior or exterior job.
You get a better paint with BPS.
Greding’s hardware.
Nelson Hauenstein, student at
Eastman School of Music, Rochester
N. Y., has returned to his home
here for the summer vacation.
Special communication, Bluffton
Masonic lodge next Monday night.
Work in M. M. degree. B. R. Her
ring, W. M. G. R. Bogart, sec.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lightner and
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Jackson at
tended the funeral of a cousin, Mrs.
Till Akerman of Sidney, Wednes
I. I. Bargen has returned to his
home in Mountain Lake, Minn., after
a ten days’ visit at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. .S. Schultz of South
Lawn avenue.
Lysle Cahill of Cleveland spent
the week end with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Cahill of Jeffreson
street and attended the Steinman
family reunion at Ada, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cox and daught
er of Ashtabula who spent the week
end here left the first of the week for
New York city where he is attending
Columbia university this summer.
Bulk and package seed and vege
table plants of all kinds. Grove
Street Greenhouses.
Rev. and Mrs. A. E. Kreider of
Newton, Kansas, former Bluffton
residents, are visiting friends here.
Rev. Kreider was pastor of the First
Mennonite church here several years
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lightner and
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Jackson at
tended funeral services of Zachary
Hughes at Piqua, Saturday. Mr.
Hughes was a brother of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Shafer have
moved from the Hahn property at
North Lawn and Elm streets to the
Paul Adams property on Cherry
street. The Hahn property is being
Member Minders club of the Pres
byterian church will hold an ice cream
social on the church lawn Saturday
night, June 22. Ice cream topped
with fresh trawberries and cake will
be served. Special music.
Harvey Beidler of South Jackson
street left Sunday for Bally, Pa., to
attend the funeral senices of his
mother, Mrs. Jos. C. Beidler, which
were held Monday afternoon. Mrs.
Beidler died at Bally last Thursday.
Perfection oil ranges—new styles,
new efficiency, new economy of
operation. See them now for sum
mer cooking comfort. Greding’s
W. L. Stouffer of North Baltimore,
well known here, is reported seriously
ill at the Findlay hospital. For the
past ten days he has been suffering
from hiccoughs and complications.
Mr. Stouffer is the father of Mrs.
Charles Montgomery of Orange town
Removals by Diller ambulance:
Mrs. Roy Hauenstein and infant son
from Bluffton hospital to their home
east of Pandora Mrs. Virgil Diller
from her home in Columbus Grove to
Lima Memorial hospital Mrs. Naomi
Jennings from Lima Memorial hos
pital to her home in Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Honey and son
Woodrow of Bangor, Pa., and Mr. and
Mrs. Al Clemens and son Junior of
Harleysville, Pa., spent the first of
the week here the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Edwards and Mr. and Mrs.
Noah Basinger while attending Bluff
ton college commencement events.
A Blufft delegation motored to
Coldwater, Ohio, Monday to attend
ceremonies in connection with the
laying of the cornerstone of the new
postoffice at that place. Those front
this place in attendance included C.
G. Coburn, Supt. A. J. B. Longsdorf,
Ed. Reichenbach and Ralph Stearns.
Remember, there’s a BPS paint
for every interior or exterior job.
You get a better paint with BPS.
Greding’s hardware.
Dwight Weed, student at Garrett
Bible institute, Evanston, Ill., was
here over the week end and on Sun
day morning supplied the pulpit of
his father, Rev. J. A. Weed, pastor
of the Methodist church. On Mon
day he attended commencement exer
cises at Bowling Green State univer
sity where his sister, Miss Annabel
Weed was graduated, and returned to
Evanston, Monday evening. Besides
his studies at Evanston he is student
pastor of Adriel Methodist church in
To Wed Sunday
Wedding of John Bash, son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. W. Bash of Lorain and
grandson of Mrs. M. M. Kibler of
this place will take place at Wash
ington, D. C., Sunday when he will
marry Miss Patricia Parr, daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. Leland W. Parr of
that city.
Mrs. Kibler and Mr. and Mrs.
Bash are leaving the latter part of
this week for Washington to attend
the wedding.
Mr. Bash graduated from Oberlin
college and for the past year has
been a graduate student in the Uni
versity of Michigan at Ann Arbor,
specializing in actuarial mathe
The couple will live in New York
where he has accepted a position in
the actuarial department of the
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
Covered Dish Supper
Members of the Ladies Aid society
of Pleasant Hill church and their
families will enjoy a covered dish
supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Clate Scoles, Thursday night.
Church of Christ Missionary
The Woman's Missionary society
of the Church of Christ will meet at
the home of Mrs. Harold Carr,
Thursday afternoon.
4-H Club Meeting
All girls wishing to join the 4-H
club are asked to meet at the high
school Thursday afternoon at 3
Bluffton F. H. A.
Bluffton Future Homemakers will
take an active part in meetings of
the American Home Economics As
sociation which will convene in
Cleveland, June 23-26. At this Con
vention delegates from all the states
and possessions will be present.
Speakers and instructors of national
prominence have been secured for
the event.
Miss Doris Gene Garmatter, presi
dent elect of the local F. H. A., has
been chosen as one of the delegates
from this region. She served as
historian of the club last year. The
scrap book which she compiled of
the clubs activities has been request
ed by the state committee to be on
exhibit at the Convention.
Miss Edythe Cupp local and re
gional advisor has been named
charman of the hostess committee.
She will be assisted at the Conven
tion by girls who have been out
standing in home economic club
work. Bluffton girls assisting are:
Dorothy Long, Mary Ellen Bame,
Marcene Garmatter, June Ream and
Treva Harris.
Gold Star 4-H Club
On Tuesday afternoon the Gold
Star 4-H club of Orange township
met for Community Service work.
Plants, seeds and bulbs were plant
ed around the Community House.
Three new members have joined
the club.
On Friday, the advisor, with Jose
phine Augsburger, Ida May Arnold,
Wanda Montgomery, Gladys Kling
ler, and Jo Ann Battles attended the
4-H Girls Club Leaders’ Training
meeting at the Shawhan Hotel,
Tiffin. This meeting was in charge
of State Leaders of the club.
The members of the Gold Star
club for this year are:
Alice Basinger, Carol Montgom
ery, Dorothy Grismore, Carl Mont
gomery, Douglas Zimmerman, Jean
nine Stuart, Irene Marquart, Jean
Ann Klingler, Judith Montgomery,
Jacqueline Zimmerman, Ilah Lee
Wilch, Winifred Fett, Ida May
Arnold, Joan Pifer, Richard Ream,
Ladonna Hartman, Mona Myrl Hath
away, Twila Henry, Treva Mar
quart, Gladys Klingler, Norma Mont
gomery, Geneva Grismore, Violet
Slusser, Robert Montgomery, Jose
phine Augsburger, Treva Grismore,
Harriet Fett, Wanda Montgomery,
Jo Ann Battles, Roderick Nonna
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Amstutz and
children of Angola, Ind., were Mon
day visitors in the homes of Mr.
and Mrs. Eph Amstutz and family
and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Amstutz.
Homecoming Sunday
At Pleasant Ridge
Annual homecoming services will
be held by the Pleasant Ridge
Church of God, Sunday. The pro
gram will begin at the Sunday school
hour with a basket dinner at noon
and a talk in Vie afternoon by Miss
Mary Haas, returned missionary.
Four Farm Bureau
Councils To Meet
There will be a joint meeting of
Farm Bureau Advisory councils con
sisting of Gomer, Allen County No.
1, Pandora and Orange Township
No. 1 at Gomer high school next
Monday night at 8 o’clock.
The Allen County Youth Council
is invited to this meeting and will
have charge of the recreation after
the program.
Mrs. Allen Stauffer of Biglerville,
Pa., visited her parents Mr. and
Mrs. A. D. Wells and attended Bluff
ton college commencement exercises.
Miss Verena Augsburger, who did
house work for the past ten months
for the W. D. Keel family of South
Main street, returned to her home
in Pandora.
Bertran Smucker and Karl Schultz
left Tuesday for Detroit where they
will be employed during the summer
at the trade school of the Ford Mo­
tor company.
Fried turtle suppers 25c fried frog I
legs 50c, every Tuesday and Satur
day night, 7:30 p. m. also entertain-1
ment Bill’s Tavern, Jenera. tf
Mrs. Archie Overmeyer and dau
ghters Eva and Beatrice of Beaver
dam called on Mrs. J. J. Hamilton
and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Oehrli of
Poplar street, Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Steiner Geiger and
family of Green Springs have re
turned home after spending the past
two weeks with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. C. Stultz on Grove street.
Harold Schultz who attended Bluff
ton college commencement here the
first of the week has returned to
South Bend, Ind., where he is employ
ed by the Bendix Manufacturing
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.
Mr. and rs. A. J. Abegglin, Mrs.
Fannie Abegglin, of Rawson and
Mrs. M. C. Egle of Covena, Calif.,
were Tuesday afternoon visitors of
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lora of South
Main street.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Studler and
Mr. and Mrs. John Desmond, of Ft.
Wayne, were guests Saturday and]
Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Lora and daughter Eloise of
South Main street.
Mr. and Mrs. Millard Fretz and
son of Stockdale are visiting with
Mrs. Gertrude Gage on Grove street.
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Fretz of Lans
dale, Pa., were also guests during
the commencement activities at the
Miss Louise Thomas, of Colum
bus Grove, left last Sunday to ac
company Master Richard Bixel to
San Antonio, Texas, where he will
join his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Richard E. Bixel. The Bixels left
last fall for the benefit of Mr.
Bixel’s health.
Clearance sale—AH hats $1 at Miss Jeanne Diller student in a
Helen’s Hat shoppe.
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Shafer and
daughters have moved from the Fred I
Hahn property on Lawn avenue to
the Adams property on Cherry street.
See the fifty-four varieties of
choice iris now blooming in my gar
dens. Make your selection now of
bulbs for fall delivery from this dis
play. Visitors always welcome.
Jesse Bracy, 269 Lawn Ave. tf
Place your orders now for straw
berries. B. J. Boutwell, 3 miles east
of Orange Center.
Wanted—Students for private tu
toring: upper grades, high school or
college subjects. Eugene Weed, 11
N. Jackson St. Phone 348-W.
For rent—Rooms. Call phone
For sale—Business block, house on
Lawn avenue and two lots on Spring
St. Mrs. Edith L. Mann. tf.
For sale—Some properties and
building lots. Richard Bixel,
administrator. tf
For sale—McCormick Deering
single row corn cultivator. Reno I
Oberly, 2 miles north of town.
For sale—10 acres of standing!
alfalfa. Edwin Niswander, north of
town. I
For sale—Good flock of Hanson
laying hens. Dan Bucher, miles!
west of town. Bluffton phone.
For sale—Strawberries starting!
about the last of week or first of I
next. Leave orders early. C. D. I
Hilty, phone 157-W. I
For sale—John Deere hay loader!
and McCormick grain binder in first!
class condition. Quentin Burkholder,
Bluffton phone.
For sale—Double house, the Rilla
Marshall property on North Main I
street. H. W. Althaus. I
For sale—Used furnace, also used!
electric refrigerator and ice box, all I
in good condition. Fett’s hardware.
For sale—E-Z-DO Wardrobe, used
only a few weeks. 155 E. College
For sale—Good ripe cheese. Wil
bert Schumacher, Pandora phone.
For sale—Good soy beans for seed,
$1 per bushel. Zanna Staater, Bluff
ton phone.
For sale—Two slightly used 4.40 by
21 tires and tubes. A. D. Gratz, City
For sale—John Deere two-row cul
tivtaor. Albert Burkholder, 2 miles
west of Bluffton.
For sate—Bowling alleys and com
plete equipment. Inquire F. H. Drum
mer, Leipsic, Ohio. 8
For sale—Yam plants, 20 cents per
hundred. Mrs. Albert Vermillion
For sale—6 bushels seed soy beans
also strawberries. Bring your own
containers and pick your own. W. G.
Carr, phone 539-T.
For sale—Late yellow resistant
cabbage plants also tomato plants.
Wm. Badertscher ,1 mile north of
college of osteopathy, Kansas City,
IjMo., has returned to her home here
tot the summer vacation.
For Quality Dry Clean
ing Phone 302-W
We Dry Clean
and Press Daily
We Call for and Deliver
Carl Mumma, Prop.
Phone 421-W Bluffton, O.
It’s no time
... for hysterics
Just common sense now
in providing sound insur
ance protection is worth
more than all the hys
terics in the world after a
loss has occurred.
Hysterics will accomp
lish nothing insurance
gives you protection at a
time when you need it
Insurance—a friend in
Dependable Insurance for
Dependable People
Postoffice Bldg.
NUw Health,
comfort and
good manners
demand that
you correct
gas-forming conditions, sour
stomach, belching and flatu
lence, Nyal ANTACID
Powder does the job quickly.
A. Hauenstein & Son
The Corner Drug Store
You never saw a
like this
We will allow you from to
$4 for your old smooth tires in
exchange for new Dunlops.
And the new Dunlops carry
two guarantees—one from the
manufacturer against defective
materials and workmanship and
one from us for Free Vulcaniz
ing for one year.
Better see about New Dun
lops today.
Bluffton Tire Shop
Elmer Burkholder, Prop.
Opposite Town Hall
1 II Bluffton
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Ilona Massey in
Of Mice and Men
Adventures of
Tom Sawyer
To Benefit the
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