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The Advertising Medium for Bluffton Trade Territory VOLUME NO. LXV PARADE TO MARCH THRU FLAG LINED STREETS OF TOWN Uniformed Knights Templar And National Guardsmen In Line of March Parade Forms at Town Hall at 2:30 O’clock Street Closed To Traffic One of the largest parades in the history of Bluffton, against a color ful setting that will include decora tion of the entire town, will mark the opening of ceremonies incidental to laying of the cornerstone for Bluffton’s new $80,000 post office building here next Sunday afternoon. With Ohio National Guardsmen, uniformed Commanderies of Knights Templar, visiting Masonic bodies, civic organizations and federal and state officials in the line of march, the parade will be an impressive spectacle as it moves from the city hall to the site of the new post office. An additional touch of color will be added to the parade by symbolic paraphernalia of the Masonic lodge, which will be used in the dedicatory ceremonies. Decoration of the entire town with Ajnerican flags and bunting hai been requested, and there will be special decorative hangings in the down town area. Windows of business places also will be specially decorated for the occasion. Close Main Street Main street will be closed to traffic between Kibler and Riley streets from noon until 5 p. m., and no parking will be permitted on the street. All streets crossing Main street also will be closed from paral lel alleys next to Main. Traffic will be detoured down Jackson street with Boy Scouts and state highway pa trolmen in charge. Opening the impressive afternoon program, the parade will form at 2:30 p. m. and march from the town hall to the post office. Heading the procession will be the Bluffton High school band, and next in the order of march will come the Ada National Guard unit, 60 strong. Uniformed Commanderies Bluffton Civic organizations and visiting federal and state officials will follow, imediately preceding vis iting Commanderies of Knights Templar in uniform, under the com mand of Captain General Fred N. Price, of Findlay. Past Masters of Masonic lodges of the Bluffton district will march next in the procession. They will be fol lowed by visiting Masonic lodges and Bluffton Masons. The end of the parade will be reserved for the Grand Lodge of Ohio, represented by Acting Grand Master Charles Wil son, of Ada. The Masonic committee in charge of parade arrangements includes C. G. Coburn, Forrest Steinman, Dr. Evan Basinger and Rolland Stratton. Appointment of committees was made by Dr. B. R. Herring, master of the Bluffton lodge. Resigns Teaching To Take Up State Work Miss Martha Niswander has re signed her teaching position in the Milan schools to go into state exten sion work in home economics. She w take up her new position in September. Miss Niswander is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Niswander of South Main street. Births The following births at Bluffton Community hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Hilty of Pan dora, a son, Garry Gene, Wednesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Staley, Bluffton, a daughter, Marsha Ann, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Waldemar Spaeth, Lima, a daughter Connie Lou, Fri day. IN NEW’ LOCATION C. M. Gleason and family have moved from Geiger street to their home, the former Owens school prop erty south of Bluffton which they sgcently remodeled. Postmaster U’D R. Reichenbach, Bluffton postmaster since 1934, will have the responsibility of mov ing Bluffton’s postal facilities into the new $80,000 post office, the corner stone of which is to be laid Sunday. It is expected that the new structure will be ready for use early next winter. WAR CANNOT SAVE DEMOCRACY PEACE SPEAKER CHARGES Muriel Lester, Noted English Pacifist Addresses Confer ence Here State Peace Groups Holding Meetings at Bluffton Col lege This Week Citing the folly of going to war to make the world safe for democracy, Muriel Lester, noted English writer, Tuesday night addressed, a public meeting scheduled as one of the ses sions of the state-wide peace confer ence being held on the Bluffton col lege campus. She spoke in the college chapel which was filled for the occasion. Approximately 100 delegates are registered for the six-day conference arranged by the Fellowship of Recon ciliation, which opened Monday on the local campus. Morning, afternoon and evening discussion periods are being held for delegates, and two public meetings have been arranged. Talk on Long War Peril To Democracy, Warns Speaker At Lions Chib Orient In addition to Miss Lester’s talk on Tuesday, Harold Fey, associate edi tor of Christian Century magazine, is scheduled to address a public gathering at 8 p. m. Friday in the college chapel. Fey has just re turned from an extended tour thru the Orient and his talk will deal with conditions in that hemisphere. In assailing wars to preserve democracy, Miss Lester Tuesday night declared that the last world war served only to provide the set ting for the dictators that today jeopardize European democracy. Mistakes were made in settling the last war, she said. Even the com mon people of England were gener ally opposed to the Versailles treaty, particularly after England continued the blockade of Germany for nine months after the Armistice, she maintained. Danger from Within America’s greatest danger, the (Continued on page 8) Horned toads are the center of in terest in The Bluffton Newrs window display this week, and far from their native habitat of Texas the oddly shaped creatures survey the every day life of Bluffton with an air tinged with wonder. Twelve fine specimens of the toads were brought to Bluffton by the Aldine Weiss family, following a 10 days’ visit in Wichita, Texas, and were put in the window display. Weiss reported that the toads can be found everywhere in the section of Texas where he visited, and that it is an easy matter to capture them. Texas Horned Toads Are Strange Curiosity In Bluffton News Window United States Should Stop All Aid to War, Declares Bis hop Paul Jones Last World War, Fought to Preserve Democracy, Pro duced Dictators, Claim Citing the need for clear, rational thinking in the present world crisis as it affects the United States, Bishop Paul Jones, of Antioch col lege, Yellow Springs, Ohio, was the speaker at a dinner meeting of the Bluffton Lions club Tuesday evening in the Walnut Grill. Bishop Jones is college pastor and professor of religious education at Antioch. In commenting on intervention in the European war, Bishop Jones de clared that he has every respect for the idealism of those who would en ter the war to save Democracy, but has no respect for their judgment. War Brought Dictators Results of the last World war only served to produce the Hitlers, Stal ins and Mussolinis of today, the speaker said. To preserve democratic institutions in a shaky world it will be necessary that the present war be brought to an early conclusion, Bishop Jones said. He advocated that to gain that end we should stop all aid to war, which is now masquerading under the guise of aid to Britain. It is impossible to preserve de mocracy by fighting for it on the battlefield, the speakei’ continued. After the last war we had less democracy than at any time in his tory. It is a forgone conclusion that under a military rule there is no such thing as freedom of speech or any of the other principal attributes cf democracy. Bishop Jones expressed opposition to any move toward peace-time con scription, citing it as the prelude to dictatorship. Conscription has never before been used in this country ex cept as a final measure, and under it every citizen becomes only a pawn of the state. Combat Totalitarianism Totalitarianism is efficient because it exploits the residents of a coun try, regiments their lives and makes them subsercient to interests other than their own. To combat totalitarianism, it is es sential that we preserve democracy by cooperation between labor and in dustry, consumer cooperation, indi vidual sacrifice and socialized ownei ship of some ^activities, the Bishop declared. Next meeting of the Bluffton Lions club will be at Findlay on August 1, when members of the local organiza tion attend a charter presentation meeting at that place. Tax Deputies Here On August 5 And 6 Representatives from tne Allen county treasurer’s office will be in Bluffton Monday and Tuesday, Aug ust 5 and 6, to assist resioei.t.i of the area in filing last half 1938 real estate tax returns. Deadline for payment of the last half taxes has been set for Sept. 10. During their stay in Bluffton the treasurer’s representatives will estab lish quarters in the Citizens National Bank. Real estate tax collections !a»'t week amounted to $62,917.22, a total for the period of $242,822 34. Last week’s sales tax receipts we-* $4, 528.35, with an aggregate for the year of $145,357.03. They eat very little in fact there are recorded instances in which horned toads are known to have gone for years without food or water and still remain alive. In appearance, the animals seem to be about a cross between our com mon garden variety to toads and lizards. On the back of each toad’s head are the horns from which the species derives its name. In addition to the toads, Weiss is exhibiting several unusual specimens of lead, zinc and piff ores which he obtained in the Tri-State mining dis trict in Oklahoma, and several types of cactus. THE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO‘THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY JULY 18, 1940 LARGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR CORNER STONE LAYING FIRST WHEAT OF NEW CROP SOLD ON MARKET HERE Grain Marketed Monday by Aaron Messinger from Garau Farm Tests 60 Oats Prospect is Best in Past Four Years Com Outlook Is Good First load of new wheat from the Bluffton area was marketed at the Bluffton Milling Co. at 3:30 p. m. Monday, altho a survey of the dis trict reveals that many fields have not yet been cut. The wheat sold here Monday afternoon came from the farm of E. E. Garau, south of Bluffton which is operated by Aaron Mes singer. It tested 60, and the price paid was 68 cents per bushel. Threshing was done by Eldon Tschiegg. FIRST THRESHING MONDAY Threshing in the Bluffton dis trict started Monday morning when threshing crews swung in to action. Eldon Tschiegg who operates an outfit got into practice by threshing a field of wheat on his farm early in the morning before starting on his regular rounds. Threshing operations will be at the usual mid-season peak by the middle of this week, weather permitting, according to present indications. Altho many fields have not yet been cut, most of them are awaiting harvesting by combines. Wet grounds and the conditions of this year’s crop have delayed combining to some extent this year. Prospect 20 to 25 Bushels Acre Reports from rural observers in dicate the yield this year will be from 20 to 25 bushels to the acre and that quality of the crop will be excellent. Straw is quite rusty in many fields but there has been little damage to the grain. THIRTY BUSHELS TO ACRE Wheat in the Bluffton district made a record of thirty bushels to the acre, according to thresh ing reports from the David Neis wander farm four miles west of Bluffton. The farm is operated by Robert Neiswander. A fine piece of fifteen acres of wheat threshed by Lehman Bros, on the Neiswander farm, Tues day, showed a yield of 450 bushels. In some districts of the state wheat scab is prevalent, but there have been no reports of damage from that source in the Bluffton area. Oats fields, altho seeded late, give prospects of a heavy yield this year. Observers report that it appears the crop will be the best in the last four years. Corn also is making excellent progress in the Bluffton vicinity, and a fine fall yield is expected. In other parts of the state corn pros pects are not so good, but the con dition of the crop locally is quite promising. Ray Hilty Weds In Pandora Ceremony Announcement was made the first of the week of the wedding of Ray S. Hilty, assistant registrar of Bluff ton college and Miss Mary F. Hornal of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, and Pasadena, Calif. The wedding took place in Pan dora, Friday at the home of the officiating minister, Rev. P. E. Whit mer, pastor of the Grace church of that place. Following the ceremony the couple left for a wedding trip thru Michigan and Canada. Mr. Hilty is the son of Dr. and Mrs. N. S. Hilty of Pandora and for several years has been in charge of the administration office of Bluff ton college. He has also been act ing registrar during the illness of Prof. E. J. Hirschler, registrar of the institution. NO UNION SERVICE Due to the afternoon program next Sunday there will be no union church service in the evening. The list of contents to be placed in the copper box receptable at the laying of the corner stone at Bluff ton’s new post office building, Sun day afternoon, has been announced by the committee in charge consist ing of Ralph Stearns, E. C. Schultz and A. J. B. Longsdorf. The box will be placed in a niche in the wall at the rear of the cor ner stone at the southeast corner of the building fronting South Main street. The following articles will be placed in the copper container: Bible names of post office offi cials, architect, engineer and con tractors. Pictures—Post office building, Bluffton churches, public buildings, industrial concerns. PANDORA YOUTH IN HOSPITAL AS BUCK RAKE OVERTURNS Paul Lugibill Recovering from Injuries Received in Ac cident Tuesday Youth Discovered in Ditch at Side of Road Fifteen Min utes After Mishap Paul Lugibill, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Lugibill of near Pandora was found helpless in a ditch at the side of the road Tuesday afternoon when a buck rake which he was driving overturned two miles east of Pandora. Suffering from eight fractured ribs and a punctured left lung he was taken to the Bluffton hospital where his condition was reported satisfac tory Wednesday morning. The accident occurred as Lugibill was taking the rake from his home to Pandora. Near the Albert Schutz farm the vehicle swerved from the road and overturned in a ditch. Lugibill, alone at the time was found by Roy Cherry of near Pan dora about a quarter-hour after the mishap. Cherry took the injured youth to the office of Dr. Milo Rice, Pandora physician from where he was removed to the Bluffton hospital in the Diller ambulance. Buck rakes, manufactured in Bluff ton, are coming into common use in this section for gathering hay and hauling it to the barn. The rake is made from an old automobile with a frame constructed on the rear for carrying hay and other crops. To Be Teacher In Schools At Celina Miss Letha Niswander, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Niswander of South Jackson street has accepted a position as instructor in the second grade of the Celina schools for the coming year. Miss Niswander was graduated last spring from Bowling Green State university. Real Estate Deal Mrs. Gladys Shaw of Springfield, Mo., has purchased the Ralph Ewing farm in Orange township. Here Is List Of Contents For Post Office Corner Stone Box Roster and History—Bluffton Ma Shop Courses For National Defense Will Open Monday Luxuriant growths of roadside grass and weeds have resulted in a new hazard to motorists this sum mer. Men have been hired by the town ship trustees to cut the fence-high growth along roadways, particularly where highway signs and stop signs have been obscured. In some cases the grass represents a traffic menace where stop signs at the intersection of side roads and a main highway cannot be observed. Heavy growth of grass and weeds is attributed to the wet, cool weather which has prevailed so far this summer. sonic lodge, Bluffton American Le gion post, post office officials and employees, city officials, board public affairs, Community hospital board and staff, Board of education, offi cials and teachers, Bluffton Federa tion of Women’s clubs, Bluffton Boy Scout Troop. Publications—This edition of the Bluffton News Bluffton high school Cutlass, Lions club Jungle News, Bluffton College Witmarsum, Bluffton College catalog. Envelope from Bluffton’s first air mail delivery. Addresses—F o e s Steinman, chairman of program John E. Lam iel, Canton, representing post office department. List of committees in charge of cornerstone laying. Arrangements Being Made for Enrollment of 20 to 25 in Industrial Class Instruction to be Given Five Nights Weekly at Plant of Triplett Company Industrial training classes in the national defense program will open in Bluffton next Monday for an in tensive 15 weeks course. Classes will be held five evenings a week in the modern machine shop of The Triplett Electrical Instrument Co., with George Klay and Charles Hilty, supervisory employees of the company, acting as instructors. Enrollment has exceeded the mini mum of 10 students, required by the Bluffton board of education, and it is expected that approximately 20 to 25 will have registered for the work by the time classes convene next week. Registration will continue for the rest of this week, Supt, A. J. B. Longsdorf announced.. Any who wish to enroll may do so at the high school office until next Monday. Classes Five Nights Weekly Classes will be held five nights a week, Monday thru Friday, from 7 to 10 o’clock. A 200-hour program is required, which means that the course will continue until the close of October. There are two classes of enrollees, those who are employed and those who are unemployed. Before un employed persons can enroll it s necessary that they register at the unemployment office in Lima. No one under 18 years of age will be accepted. Rank Growth Of Grass Along Roadside Obscures Stop Signs Instruction will be in the various phases of shop work, technical draw ing and design, pattern making and training in various mechanical oper ations. Tuition, textbooks and ma terials are free to those selected for the course. Couple Is Wed In Kentucky Sunday Wedding of Miss Naomi Shrider, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shrider of Bluffton and Lee Basing er, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ba singer of Pandora took place at Newport, Kentucky, Sunday. The couple will reside for the pres ent at the Shrider home on West Col lege avenue. The bride is employed at the plant of the Triplett company here and Mr. Basinger is employed at the Westinghouse plant in Lima. WINDOW EXHIBITS Four carrots, intertwined to make almost perfect braid is an exhibit attracting attention in the News window. The exhibit was brought in by Beulah Burkholder of West Elm street. DOLLAR DAY SUNDAY Dollar day will be observed at the Methodist church here Sunday. Each one attending is asked to bring an extra dollar to help meet conference claims. BLUFFTON A Good Place to Live and a Good Place to Trade NUMBER 12 HOLD PROGRAM AT NEW POST OFFICE HERE ON SUNDAY Ancient Ritual of Masonic Order to be Used in Im pressive Ceremony John E. Lamiel, Director of International Postal Ser vice, Speaker Laying of the cornerstone for Bluffton’s new $80,000 post office next Sunday afternoon will be an impressive affair combining a civic program, ancient Masonic ritualistic ceremonies preserved during the cen turies, and the presentation of fed eral and state officials coming here for the event. Opening with a parade thru the gaily decorated downtown area at 2:30 p. m., the program will he cli maxed by elaborate ceremonies at the site of the new post office. Civic representatives will open the program, folowing which the Masonic litual will be exemplified in laying of the cornerstone for the structure, with the acting Grand Master of Ohio Masonic lodges officiating. Many Celebrate Here In the third phase of the ceremony, visiting federal and state officials will be presented, and an address will be given by John E. Lamiel, of Canton, Ohio, director of the Inter national Postal Service. An amplifying system will make it possible for all attending to hear the speakers, and traffic will be barred from Main street during the afternoon to give plenty of roum for the large audience which is ex pected. In addition to local resi dents, the attendance will be swelled by visiting Masonic organizitions from the surrounding district. In addition to the more formal as pects of the program, the Bluffton High band will play several selec tions and the Findlay Masonic chorus will sing. Forrest L. Steinman, chairman cf the general committee in charge of arrangements for the cornerstone laying, a past commander of the Findlay Commandery, Knights Temp lar, will preside at the afternoon’s events. Civic Participation In the civic program, ceremonies will be opened by the singing of “America”, led by the Findlay Ma sonic chorus, directed by Russell Barnhill. Mayor W. A. Howe will deliver the address of welcome, fallowing the in vocation by Rev. J. A. Weed, presi dent of the Bluffton Ministerial Asso ciation. Music then will be pr vidtd by’ the Bluffton High band, Sidney Hauenstein conducting. Masonic rites will be opened by the invocation by Rev. W. L. Harmony, representing the Right Worshipful Grand Chaplain, and selections by the Findlay Masonic chorus. Trowel Presentation Presentation of the trowel will be made by G. R. Bogart of the Bluff ton lodge to Deputy Grand Master Charles Wilson, representing Dillon Crist, Grand Master of Ohio Masons. Following the presentation, reading of the record of archives in the the box to be sealed in the cornerstone will be made by Ralph Sterans. Laying of the cornerstone by Grand Master Wilson, with the an cient Masonic ritual and symbolic paraphernalia, will follow. Music for this phase of the rites will be provided by the Bluffton High band. Presenting of federal and state officials will follow the introduction of Francis W. Durbin, of Lima. The address will be by John E. Lamiel, of Canton, a director of the Inter national Postal Service. In closing the program, Dr. L. L. Ramseyer, president of Bluffton col lege, will ask the henedicton. Group singing of “God Bless America” will be led by the band, which will follow with playing of “The Star Spangled Banner”. Should rain interfere with the cer emonies, the program is to be held in the high school gymnasium, it was announced. TALL TIGER LILIES Abundant moisture and excellent growing conditions this summer have resulted in some unusually tall tiger lily stalks measuring five feet one and one-half inches at the home of A. E. Tempi on Vance streefc.