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Corn has been the only crop to
suffer damage in recent heavy, un
seasonable rains, it was learned this
week in a survey of the farming
area surrounding Bluffton.
Continued cool weather and the re
peated rainfall has “scalded” the
corn in many fields. Principal dam
age is to the north of Bluffton, and
it is reported that in some cases
farmers are plowing up the crop and
sowing soy beans.
Should the next week bring dry
weather and conditions more favor
able to corn, much of the present
damage will be alleviated, farm ob­
Birthday Dinner
In honor of the sixtieth birthday
anniversary of John A. Diller, seven
of his sisters and their families were
entertained at dinner at the Diller
home on South Jackson street, Sun
Dinner guests were: Mrs. Mary
Ann Zimmerman, daughter Bernice
and son Junior Mrs. Alma Bixel
and son Bobby Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Crawfis and son Donald all of Bluff
ton Mr. and Mrs. John H. Reichen
bach and son David of Columbus
Grove Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bixel and
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Neuenschwander
and daughters Alma and Phyllis and
Otto Wisely all of Pandora Rev. and
Mrs. Levi Mellinger of Lafayette,
Ind., and Rev. and Mrs. H. T. Un
ruh and daughter Mildred of Bluff­
Unseasonably Cool Weather And
Abundant Rainfall Aid Wheat
We hope to win appreciation from
those who employ us, by render
servers say. Consequently it is too
early to determine if the crop will
be hurt to any great extent, or if
the damage will be more or less
passing in nature.
Wheat has benefited from the
heavy rainfall and cool weather, and
present indications point to a bump
er crop.
Hay also has been helped by
weather conditions, and the yield
this year is expected to be the heav
iest in history for this area. Other
crops also are doing quite well, and
the general farm outlook is bright
at this time.
Afternoon callers were Dr. and
Mrs. Weldon Diller and daughters
Kathryn and Dorothy of Rawson
Mrs. Henry Beidler and daughters
Helen and Mary of Allentown, Pa.,
and Mrs. Harold Marshall of Bluff
Five Receive H. S.
Athletic Awards
Letters were awarded last week
to five Bluffton High athletes for
competition in track and tennis dur
ing the spring schedule.
Four members of the tennis squad
received emblems. They were Roger
Howe, Ralph Short, Gareth Todd
and Richard Berky. The lone award
made in track was to Robert Cooney.
best service we
know how.
Phone 144-W’ Bluffton, Ohio
MANY communities the most imposing
building is the bank. In the public mind
it is commonly associated with granite,
marble, steel and bronze—materials of an
enduring architecture.
These are symbols of the substantial char
acter of a system of banking which ranks
as one of America’s great popular institu
The local bank in the course of a day serves
people of every class—the manufacturer
who thinks in terms of thousands of dollars,
the farmer who feels free to walk into the
bank in his work shirt and overalls, the
business man, the working man—all indi
viduals, without class distinction.
The purpose of the local bank is to
serve the entire community and
benefit all the people.
Citizens National Bank
slip-top cans all sizes
easy to open- self-sealing
clean-convenient-no Waste
Best Paint Sold
LT. Greding Hardware
C. A. BIERY. Editor
Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio,
by the Bluffton News Publishing and
Printing Co.
Subscription rates: $2.00 per year
in U. S. payable in advance.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Bluffton, Ohio,
under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Bonds for administrators, execu
tors, guardians, etc. See lutzi.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Siefield
family visited in Toledo over
Misses Marceyle Steiner and Mag
dalene Geiger were in Cleveland over
the week end attending the thirty
third annual convention of the Amer
ican Home Economics association.
Rev. and Mrs. J. Norman King, of
Dayton, formerly of this place, visit
ed here Monday,
chaplain in the
home in Dayton.
Rev. King is now
National Military
DeLos Kervin and
Dr. and Mrs.
little son of Port Huron visited the
first of the week at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Triplett
of South Main street.
Perfection oil ranges—new styles,
new efficiency, new economy of
operation. See them now for sum
mer cooking comfort,
son Eugene
of Ada and
Mrs. Joe Crouse and
and Miss Betty Klingler
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey
and son Neil of Lima spent Sunday
at the home of Mrs. Noah Augs
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
Amos Badertscher of Baltimore,
Md., a former Bluffton college stu
dent, visited friends here the latter
part of last week. Mr. Badertscher
for a number of years has been em
ployed in a chemical plant in that
Asbestos and asphalt shingles for
roofs and exterior sidings. They
resist the weather—a cooler house
in the summer and warmer in the
1 Mrs.
from a
the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.
Greding’s hardware.
M. M. Kibler has returned
month’s visit in Lorain at
W. Bash and family. She also was
in Washington to attend the wed
ding of her grandson, John Bash to
Miss Patricia Parr of that city.
Wava Fisher of this place will
appear in a guitar and song num
ber at a program of the Hawaiian
School of Music to be held at Pan
dora high school next Tuesday. The
program under direction of Cleona
Neely will feature music, singing
and dancing.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. McGeorge and
family entertained, Sunday: Mr. and
Mrs. Bert McGeorge and family and
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gail of Adrian,
Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Faught
and son Dallas and Mrs. Earl Tuggle
of Monclova Mr. and Mrs. John
Biddinger of Defiance and Mrs. Del
bert Benjamin and son Jack of
Mr. and Mrs. K. H. Dickerson of
Mineral Wells, Texas, are visiting
at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Chester Stauffer of South Main
street. Mrs. Dickerson was formerly
Miss Kathleen Stauffer. For the
past year they resided in Mineral
Wells where Mr. Dickerson was en
gaged in a power plant construction
project. After concluding their visit
here they expect to be located in
either Pennsylvania or Arkansas on
similar work.
Bulk and package seed and vege
table plants of all kinds. Grove
Street Greenhouses.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Daymon and
daughter Jane, are spending some
time with friends in Michigan.
Mrs. Harve Welday and Wade
Shook were week-end
and Mrs. Paul Clark
Grove street.
guests of Mr.
and family
Mr. and Mrs. John
Beaverdam spent last Wednesday
the home of their sister-in-law, Mrs.
Noah Augsburger.
Remember, there’s a BPS paint
for every interior or exterior job.
You get
a better paint with BPS.
R. Bixel left Monday night
York city where he is at-
Dr. M.
for New
tending a medical meeting. He will
return Saturday morning.
Mrs. Howard Wideman and son
Bruce of Pontiac, Mich., are visiting
at the home of their aunt, Miss Ma
bel Jones of Cherry street.
Miss Trella Mae Redick, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Redick of
Lima is spending several days with
Miss Marjorie Ream of this place.
Miss Christine Miller, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Miller of South
Main street left Sunday for study in
the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Tressel of
Ada were guests at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Oehrli and Mrs.
J. J. Hamilton of Poplar street,
A wide variety of bedding and
porch box plants in bud and bloom.
Grove Street Greenhouses.
Mr. and Mrs. Tobias Sprunger and
son Kenneth of Ft. Wayne visited
Sunday at the home of his sister,
Mrs. Henry Badertscher of South
Jackson street.
Miss Twila Carnicom of Poplar
street is spending the week with
relatives in Fremont.
A wide variety of bedding and
porch box plants in bud and bloom.
Grove Street Greenhouses.
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Deppler of South
Main street spent Sunday in Colum
bus with their son Kenneth.
Keep cool at “Little America” jit
ney’ at the Methodist church on Tues
day, July 9 from 5 to 7:30 p. m.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schoonover and
family’ spent Sunday with their dau
ghter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Fred Ruggly of Emporia, Kansas,
formerly of Orange township visited
relatives and friends here the first
of the week.
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. Harry Swick of Day
ton are spending the week with her
mother, Mrs. Florence Kepner and
son Mr. and Mrs. Ross Irvin.
Dr. and Mrs. David Steiner of
Lima called Sunday at the homes of
Miss Alice Ludwig and Mr. and Mrs.
E. C. Ludwig of Poplar street.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Nicol and
family of Johnstown, Pa., will arrive
this Wednesday evening to spend a
weeks vacation with relatives here.
Mrs. Thomas Taylor and children
of Toronto, Ohio, are spending a
few weeks with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Alfred Criblez and family.
Mrs. Coza Rauenbuhler who was
on a business trip to Camden, N. J.,
has returned home and is now em
ployed by the Fanuse corporation of
that city.
T. C. de Grande Pre of Buenos
Aires, Agentine, South America sales
representative of the Triplett Electric
al Instrument company was here on
business over the week end.
Mrs. F. C. Carrothers and daugh
ter Gwendolyn of Puritan Mines, W.
Va., and Mr. and Mrs. J. Gfroerer
of Lima visited Monday at the home
of Miss Alice Ludwig of Poplar
J. A. Warren, Mrs. Dora Montgom
ery and Gilbert Montgomery’ called
Tuesday night at the home of Will
Harding of Ada. Mr. Harding, a na
tive of Orange township, is seriously
ill following a paralytic stroke, Mon
Perfection oil ranges—new styles,
new efficiency, new economy of
operation. See them now for sum
mer cooking comfort. Greding’s
Being unable to call on you, I will
be pleased to show my line of
hosiery, lingerie, materials and ready
to wear samples in my home also
I still handle Fade-a-way and Magic
cleaner for carpets, etc. Mrs. Linda
Swank, 503 North Main St.
Miss Thelma Overholt of Phoenix,
Arizona, arrived here Sunday at the
home of her sister, Mrs. Millen
Geiger. Miss Overholt and Mrs.
Geiger left the first of the week for
Medina to visit their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Overholt.
Bulk and package
table plants of all
Street Greenhouses.
seed and vege
kinds. Grove
C. Barber and
Mr. and Mrs. B.
family are occupying the Clayton
Bixel property on South Main street,
during the summer months. Rev. A.
C. Schultz and family who rented
the house are spending the summer
in Chicago.
Visitors over the week-end at the
M. D. Miller home in Orange town
ship were Mrs. Miller’s father, Wm.
Cumberland, her brother, C. J. Cum
berland, wife and two sons Richard
and Harold Charles Miller and Miss
Marian Costello and Mrs. Ruth
Mears and little daughter Sandra
Rae all of Warren.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Guyton and
two children of Marysville, Mich.,
spent over Sunday with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Heller south of
Bluffton on the Dixie highway. The
two children will spend several
weeks with their grandparents. Mr.
Guyton is employed by the Illinois
Pipe Line company as chief guard
between the states and Canada.
Removals by Diller ambulance:
Miss Helen Fleming from Bluffton
hospital to her the home of her par
ents near Lafayette Betty Irene
Manahan from the office of Dr. W. C.
Laycock, Beaverdam, to the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Man
a han south of town Mrs. Harry Ew
ing from her home in Orange town
ship to the Lima district hospital.
Dr. Dietrich Neufeld and daughter
Inge of Los Angles, visited here over
the week end. They came east to get
a new
now on
of California.
week end was Dr. Neufeld’s nephew,
Dietrich Neufeld of Springfiield, who
is an artist and interior decorator.
car at Detroit and are now
it home. Dr. Neufeld, a
Bluffton college instructor is
the faculty of the University
Also here over the
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
The current issue of “The News
Meter”, house organ of the San
Diego Consolidated Gas & Electric
company of San Diego, Calif., carries
a picture of the Oceanside, Calif.,
unit of the company which won a
trophy cup for lead in electric re
frigerator sales. A. R. Whisler, for
merly of Bluffton, is the company’s
representative in the Oceanside dis
trict and appears with the group
which won the cup.
Attends Wooster Meeting
Mrs. Sidney Hauenstein is in W’oos
ter attending the annual synodical
meeting and school of missions of the
Presbyterian church.
To Wed Saturday
Wedding of Miss Melvena Amstutz
and Richard Lewis, both of this place
will be solemnized in Dayton, Satur
day. The ceremony will be perform
ed by Rev. J. Norman King, formerly
of Bluffton, now chaplain at the Na
tional Military home in Dayton.
To Wed Sunday
Wedding of Dr. Alfred Hirschler of
Philadelphia, son of Prof, and Mrs. E.
J. Hirschler of this place and Miss
Pauline Lutz, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Lester Miller of near
ville, will take place at the
the bride, Sunday. Rev. R.
ley of Elida will officiate.
home of
C. Hur-
The bride is a graduate of Bowling
Green State university and for the
past year has taught in the Horace
Mann school in Lima. Dr. Hirschler,
a graduate of Bluffton college and
Ohio State university, is employed as
a research chemist with the Sun Oil
company at Philadelphia.
Young Peoples Class
The Young People's class of the
Church of Christ will meet with Miss
Bonita Clark, Thursday night.
Surprise Shower
Twenty-five aunts and cousins sur
prised Sevila Bixel, bride-elect of
Morris Niswander at her home last
Tuesday night, with a miscellaneous
shower. Dainty refreshments were
served by Irma, Selina, Lillian and
Stella Steiner and Mrs. Stella Mar
shall, the hostesses.
Bridal Shower
A shower for Miss Gail Amstutz,
whose wedding took place Sunday
was held at the home of Mrs. Samuel
Bixel on Tuesday night of last week.
Many beautiful gifts were received by
the honor guest.
Gertrude Hoy Society
Meeting of the Gertrude Hoy Mis
sionary’ society of the St. John’s Re
formed church has been postponed
one week from next Monday night to
Monday, July 8.
Sew and So 4-H Club
The following officers were elected
by the Sew and So 4-H club at a
meeting at the home of Miss Theda
Hankish, Tuesday afternoon:
President, Florence Anne Biome
vice pres., Joan Buckland sec.-treas.,
Mary Habegger reporter, Joyce
Y’oung rec. chairman, Miriam Schau
blin program chairman, Miriam
Stettler adviser, Theda Hankish.
Church Wedding
Wedding of Miss Alice Watkins,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Watkins and Kent Welty, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Willis Welty both of this
place will take place at the Mission
ary church, Sunday afternoon at 4:30
To Wed at Church Here
Announcement has been made of
the coming marriage of Miss Susan
Ashcraft of Lima and Dr. Vincent
Murray of Glandorf, formerly of Li
The wedding will take place at St.
Mary’s Catholic church in Bluffton on
Thursday, July 18. Rev. Robert Mah
er, pastor of the church who will of
ficiate at nuptial high mass is also
chaplain at St. Rita’s hospital where
the bride-elect is on the nursing staff.
The bride-elect is the daughter of
Mrs. James Watson of Cincinnati. Dr.
Murray is the son of Mr. and Mrs. P.
E. Murray of Pittsburgh and until re
cently was resident physician at St.
Rita’s hospital.
Entertain Eastern Stars
The Past Worthy patrons club of
the Bluffton Eastern chapter enter
tained the Past Worthy Matrons club
of Van Wert at a luncheon at the
home of Mrs. M. D. Soash, Tuesday.
Former Resident
Dies In Michigan
Jesse McHenry, 57, of Midland,
Mihc., a former Bluffton resident,
died in a hospital at Saginaw, June
15, according to word received here.
His death came following an extend
ed illness.
Funeral services were held at his
home in Midland, the following Mon
day attended by Earl Bogart of
Lima, Ross Bogart and Mr. and
Mrs. Ed McHenry of this place.
Mr. McHenry was a native of
Bluffton and the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe McHenry, old time resi
dents here. The family moved to
Michigan thirty-six years ago.
Surviving are his wife, the former
Alice Morehead of this place and his
mother, Mrs. Marion Rockwell both
of Midland three daughters Mrs.
Edward Haley and Mrs. Lawrence
Wyman both of Midland and Miss
Texas Thomas Fountain, Moores
viving is one sister, Mrs. Magdalene
Diemling of Detroit.
Our Want-ads bring results.
Patronize the 4-H girls stand on
Wednesday and Saturday nights.
Dr. Weldon Diller of Rawson made
a business trip to Cincinnati, Tues
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Todd
guests at the home of Mr. and
Noel Wilch in Toledo, Sunday.
Rev. and
The Royal Neighbor lodge
meet Friday night. Mrs. Lou Bogart
and Mrs. Dorothy Frantz will enter
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kraft and
family of Detroit visited over the
week end at the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. lutzi of
Grove street.
Miss Betty Reichenbach had as her
guest over the week end Miss Inge
Neufeld of South Pasadena, Calif.
Miss Neufeld is the daughter of Dr.
Dietrich Neufeld, former instructor in
Bluffton college.
“Calm Yourself”,
Epworth League of
Methodist church to
Beaverdam school auditorium, Fri
day night at 8 o’clock.
10 and 20 cents.
play by the
the Beaverdam
be presented at
Don’t miss it.
Mrs. J. J. Esau and
returned from the west
they were engaged in
work in Washington,
California for the past
family have
coast where
Oregon and
eight months. They expect to locate
in Bluffton.
Mrs. J. J. Plenert and son Janies
and Mrs. Aaron Bechtel all of Phil
adelphia and Mrs. John Plenert and
daughter Miss Emma Plenert of Hils
boro, Kansas, spent several days at
the home of Dr. W. M. Niswander
and family of South Jackson street
and other relatives here.
Awnings not only add much to the
appearance of your home, but they
keep it cooler during the summer.
.We will be glad to furnish estimates
without obligation. And don’t forget
that our furniture re-uphostering ser
vice is guaranteed to satify. Murray
Upholstering shop, Thurman & Wash
ington Sts. Phone 285-R.
Cantata At Jenera
Church Sunday Night
A cantata “The Vision of St. John”
will be presented at Trinity Luther
an church, Jenera, by members of
the choir, Sunday night at 8 o’clock.
The choir of thirty voices will be
directed by Marceyle Fett Smith or
ganist and choir director. Mae
Smith Moench of Columbus will ac
company on the organ.
Wanted—Mower knives to
and also repair guards.
For sale—Hayloader and grain
binder. Quinten Burkholder, Bluffton
Wanted—Girl’s bicycle. Must be
in good condition and priced right.
Inquire News office.
Let us harvest your grain the
modern way with a new Massey
Harris clipper combine. Special
windrow attachment for straw.
Russel Greiner, operator. Call Rev.
V. H. Allman, Bluffton phone
home at corner
and Lawn Ave.
For rent—Modem
of West Elm street
Mrs. Fred Hahn.
wooden boxes.
For sale—Heavy
Inquire News office.
For sale—Sour
Augsburger, 1 mile south and 1
west of Ebenezer church.
For sale—Good ripe cheese,
bert Schumacher, Pandora.
For sale—Kitchen cabinet in
condition. Godfrey Bigler.
For sale—Cherries by the
Noah Geiger, Bluffton phone 589-R.
For sale—Business block, house on
Lawn avenue and two lots on Spring
St. Mrs. Edith L. Mann.
For sale—Nice sour cherries. Paul
Amstutz, on Henry Diller farm
southwest of Pandora. Pandora
For sale—Sweet and sour cherries.
Allen Grismore, Bluffton phone.
For sale—Puppies: Pekingese,
Pomeranian, Boston Bull, Fox terrier
and others. Pedigreed. Priced to
sell also bird cage. Pet Shop, 530
W. Sandusky St., Findlay.
For sale—Late cabbage plants, 25c
for 100. William Badertscher, Bluff
ton phone.
For sale—Osborn hay tedder. W.
A. Phillips, Bluffton phone.
I For sale—Seven foot McCormick
grain binder in good running order.
Boyd Clapper, 1 mile south and
mile east of Orange Center.
For sale—Cherries and currants:
also gooseberries at 3 cents per quart,
do your own picking. Amos Suter,
4 miles northwest on the Harry Lugi
bill farm. 10
For sale—Cherries by the tree also
nice honey, applebutter and vinegar,
priced reasonable. E. P. Steiner.
For sale—Gearless hay loader,
price $15. Raymond Moser, Bluffton
For sale—Cherries or pick them on
shares. Mrs. Sarah Diller, Bluffton
phone 524-W.
For sale—Dark sweet cherries pick
for half, ready last of this week or
first of next. Cal. Burkholder, Bluff
ton phone.
Lost—Shovel and arm from tractor
com cultivator. Levi Althaus, Bluff
ton phone.
Wednesday Morning
Hogs-—160 to 225, $5 225 to 250,
U90 250 to 275, $4.70 roughs,
$3.75 stags, $2.50.
Calves, $8.50 lambs, $9.
Grain (bu. prices)—Wheat, 75c
corn, 57c oats, 35c soys, 60c.
Our Want-ads bring results.
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.
The Amstutz Cannery
will operate every Tuesday
and Friday until further
Amstutz Cannery
North of Bluffton on College Rd.
Bluffton Phone 635-Y
That Windstorm
Last Sunday
It doesn’t take a tornado to
do a lot of damage—a wind
storm can do plenty, as was
shown last Sunday when a
windstorm visited the Bluffton
For the comparatively small
cost of windstorm insurance
you can’t afford to be without
it. Better see
tomorrow may
about it today,
be too late.
friend in need.
Dependable Insurance for
Dependable People
Postoffice Bldg.
Tire Prices Slashed!
Take Advantage of these Low
Prices While they Last
6.00 by 16 Balloon Dunlops
Priced at ......... $6.66
Other Tires Proportionately
$2.25 Dunlop Tubes now $1.35
These prices for a limited
time only.
Delco or Exide Batteries
With 2-yr. guarantee $7.50
With 1-yr. guarantee
Above prices with
battery traded
..... $4.00
your old
U. S. Chain Bicycle tires $1.38
U. S. Balloon Tubes.......... .65
Bluffton Tire Shop
Elmer Burkholder, Prop.
Opposite Town Hall
U 1 xl IV Bluffton
The Shop Around
The Corner
Margaret Sullavan and
James Stewart
Wallace Beery as
The Man From
The Lone Wolf Strikes
with Warren William
Calling Philo Vance

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