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More Tar Tops For
Roads In Township
Improvement of two additional
Bluffton area highways was started
last week, as state and county work
men completed two other projects
and continued work on another.
Tarring of the Bentley road from
the Nickel Plate railroad crossing at
the edge of town to the Lincoln
highway was started by the Allen
county highway department.
A four-mile stretch of the road
will be improved in the program and
the highway will be closed to traffic
until work is completed.
Improvement of the Bluffton-Co
lumbus Grove road also is well under
way. A new tar surface has been
applied from the edge of Bluffton
to the Hilty school, a four-mile
stretch, and the project is being con
tinued on beyond that point.
Hard-surfacing of the Huber-Mat
ter road from the Dixie highway,
two miles south of town, to the Al
len county line, was completed last
week. Two and one-half miles of the
road were improved.
Work also has been completed on a
three-mile stretch of the Phillips
road between the Dixie and Lincoln
highways. The Phillips road inter-
House for Sale
152 N. Jackson St. Hardwood
floors throughout. Electric blow
er-filter unit in furnace. Coal
hot water heater. Can be seen
any afternoon. Available
September 1.
F. A. Babione 1565 Worthing
ton St., Columbus, Ohio.
Phone 144-W Bluffton, Ohio
Painting This Summer?
A Good Point for
A Good Job
sects with the Dixie at the Gratz
crossing, south of Bluffton.
Dixie highway traffic between
Lima and Beaverdam is being de
toured because of straightening of
the roadway and construction of a
new bridge at the Dr. Foust farm,
one mile south of Beaverdam.
Daughter Of Former
Resident Married
Of interest to many Bluffton peo
ple is the announcement of the mar
riage of Miss Dorothy Diller, second
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. O.
Diller of Toledo, whose wedding to
Stanley Neubrecht also of Toledo
took place at Glenwood Lutheran
church, Sunday evening.
M. O. Diller, father of the bride,
was a former Bluffton resident and
well known to many people here.
The nuptials were solemnized in
a candle light ceremony at 8 o’clock
with Dr. Alvin Bell officiating. Only
the immediate families and a f?w
close friends were present.
The bride, an accomplished musi
cian, is staff pianist for radio sat
tion WTOL, Toledo, and is promin
ent in Toledo musical circles. The
newly married couple will reside in
10 New Catch Basins
Built On Huber Road
Ten new catch basins are being
constructed in a drainage program
along a one-mile stretch of the Hu
ber road from the Allen-Hancock
county line to the Huber school.
Allen county highway department
employes are doing the work along
the road, two and one-half miles of
which recently were hard-surfaced
ready to serve at
not ice—regardless
conditions, or distance.
You’ll pay no more for BPS than you might
pay for paint of inferior quality.
L. T. Greding Hardware
There are all sorts of problems—personal
and business—these days. Many of
them are due to a temporary lack of
working money.
If you have one of these worries, let your
local banker share it. He wants to be
helpful and his bank seeks safe loans.
Bring your troubles to our bank we will
help you, if at all possible in keeping with
sound banking.
Citizens National Bank
B. F. BIERY, Business Mgr.
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.
Miss Betty Bracy spent last week
visiting friends in Belmore.
Cyrus Schumacher has returned
from a month’s business trip to Mon
Mrs. Jennie Althaus visited with
her brother, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fox
in Findlay, Saturday.
Millard Oberly and family visited
at the Eisenbach home in Pandora,
Miss Ruth Locher of Cleveland
spent the week end here with her
father, Hiram Locher.
Mr. and Mrs. Cal Garmatter and
family and Herbet Traucht of Jenera
spent Sunday in Toledo.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ludwig of
Hamilton are spending a week's va
cation here with relatives.
Burdette Clark of the Navy left
last Sunday for Boston, after spend
ing his vacation in Bluffton.
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Hauenstein have
returned from a week’s visit with rel
atives and friend in Toledo.
Neil Baumgartner who is employed
at Lakeside this summer, spent the
first of the week at his home on
Cherry street.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Gamer and Rob
ert West of Toledo spent Sunday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff West
on South Lawn avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Clum of
Haines City, Florida, visited over the
week end at the home of her father,
S. P. Herr of Suth Main street.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Miler of Cleve
land visited Saturday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pogue of Jffrson
A good number of young people of
Bluffton were at the Ohio-Indiana
Mennonite Young Peoples’ Conven
tion at Berne, Ind., Saturday and
Miss Roberta Biery spent the week
end in Cuyahoga Falls the guest of
Miss Henrietta Cook, a college class
Wm. Boothby has net been employ
ed as fireman at the Lima state hos
pital, as stated previously. The News
regrets this error.
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.
Miss Meredith Stepleton and Miss
Jeanne Sumney spent Monday even
ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Wells and family where Mrs.
Ross Irwin and infant daughter are
at the present time.
Mrs. Hattie Innis was removed
from the home of her sister, Mrs.
Delos Keel of South Main street to
the Bluffton hospital in the Basinger
ambulance, Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Kent Hauenstein and
little daughter of Marion visited Sun
day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Edgar Hauenstein of South Jackson
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kroesen of
Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Biery of Kirksville, Mo., and Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Stroub of Lima called at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Biery
the first of the week.
Dr. and Mrs. Isaac Boehr of Ne
braska stopped here Tuesday after
noon to visit friends enroute to their
home after a motor trip thru the east.
Dr. Boehr attended Bluffton college
some twenty years ago.
Rev. A. L. Althaus, of Bethel, for
merly of this place is convalescing at
Christ hospital in Cincinnati, where
he recently underwent an operation.
He is the son of Mrs. Jennie Althaus
of this place.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Augsburger
and son Burdette spent Friday eve
in Lima at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Tomlinson and sons. They were
accompanied home by their son Don
ivan who spent the past week in that
Mr. and Mrs. Noah Neuenschwan
der of South Lawn avenue entertain
ed Sunday: Mrs. Rhoda Hinkey, re
turned missionary from China Mrs.
Emma Stull of Lafayette, Ind. Mrs.
Bertha Lugibill of Ft. Wayne, and
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hochstettler of
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
Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Greding of
West College avenue returned Tues
day night from a ten days’ trip to
New York city where they attended
the National Hardware Dealers con
vention. Included in the convention
program were visits to the fair, a
boat trip around New York harbor
and up the Hudson to West Point as
well as places of interest in the city.
Miss Evelyn Niswander who re
turned here last month from Hawaii
where she taught the past year is on
a two weeks visit at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. W. D. Niswander in Sra
cuse, N. Y., and also visiting Miss
Lois Merselis in the Finger Lakes
district of New York. She will leave
next month, returning to Hawaii to
resume her teaching duties at Paia,
I Maui.
Bonds for administrators, execu
tors, guardians, etc. See lutzi. tf
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Wiebe and dau
ghter of Willard spent the week end
with Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Stettler.
Mrs. Ona Binkley of Ft. Wayne
and Miss Imogene Anspaugh of Ot
tawa spent last week at the Lester
Binkley home.
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. Dwain Murray and
family of Marietta are spending sev
eral weeks here with their parents,
Med Murray and Hiram Locher.
Mrs. Effie Simmers, Floyd Shook
and Wade Shook of Wadsworth were
week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Clark and family on Grove
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Klay and dau
ghter Marjorie and Mrs. Araminta
Dally of Beaverdam called at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. George Schlos
ser of near Lima, Sunday.
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. Norris Stultz and
family and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Stultz
and son of Findlay were Sunday
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Emerson
Stultz on Grove street.
Mrs. Martha Matter and Rolland
Matter, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Stevens
and son Dale of Lafayette visited
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Nique in Findlay.
Rev. and Mrs. V. Hainen of Forest
were in town Sunday to attend the
laying of the corner stone at the
post office and were supper guests at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Coon
ey and family.
It’s a saving that counts—to have
your furniture re-upholstered you
get a lot more service at comparativ
ely small cost. See our samples of
upholstering materials. Murray Up
holstering shop, corner Washington
and Thurman streets. Phone 285-R.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Davis of Florida
who have been visiting at the home
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H.
Davis in Lima for several weeks
visited at the home of his aunt, Mrs.
Della Sweet here over the week-end.
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
oblfgation. The Basinger’s Furniture
Mrs. E. W. Bash of Lorain is vis
iting at the home of her mother, Mrs.
M. M. Kibler. Mrs. Bash will return
to Lorain accompanied by her young
est son Dan Bash who has spent sev
eral weeks here at the home of his
Removals by Diller ambulance:
Mrs. Eugene Staley and infant dau
ghter from Bluffton hospital to their
home in Orange township Lloyd
Early from Lima Memorial hospital
to the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Schuyler Early north of Ada
Paul Lugibill from Bluffton hospital
to the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. David Lugibill northeast of Pan
dora Mrs. Marion McElwain from
Bluffton hospital to her home north
of Lafayette.
Dr. and Mrs. I. W. Geiger, former
Bluffton residents, now living in
Minneapolis, together with their two
sons, Robert and Richard, will leave
the last of this month for Yellow
stone National park. They will also
visit their elder son Fred Geiger, last
year a graduate student in engineer
ing physics at the University of Min
nesota, who is stationed at Lovell,
Wyoming this summer as an oil test
ing chemist for the Minnesota State
highway department. Dr. Geiger,
former Bluffton high school principal
has been a member of the faculty of
the University of Minnesota for more
than twenty years.
Brother Of Former
Resident Loses Hands
Earl Hetrick, 23, of Lima, is in a
serious condition at St. Rita’s hos
pital in that city as the result of an
accident in which both of his hands
were cut off. Hetrick is a brother
of M. 0. (Slim) Hetrick, a former
Bluffton resident, who was employed
at the Meter works here several
years ago.
The accident occurred last Friday
as Hetrick was operating a cutting
machine at the S. and S. Products
company when he suffered amputa
tion of the right arm between the
wrist and elbow and the left arm at
the wrist. He is married but has no
Deadline For County
Taxes Now Sept. 10
Bluffton area residents can pay
their real estate taxes at the Citi
zens National Bank on Monday and
Tuesday, August 5 and 6, when rep
resenatives of the county treasurer’s
office will be here.
Deadline for payment of the last
half taxes will be Sept. 10, Treasurer
Byron H. Dershem announced.
Collections of realty taxes Satur
day amounted to $18,742.72, bringing
the total for the week to $101,582.10
and for the last-half 1939 collection
to date $344,404.11, Dershem said.
Sales tax collections Saturday to
taled $968.19, for the week $4,972.55
and since Jan. 1, $150,329.58.
Mothers Study Club
Members of the Mothers Study
club, their husbands and children, to
gether with a number of guests en
joyed a covered dish lawn supper at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton
Murray, Tuesday evening.
Present for the occasion were: Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Aukerman and son
Rex, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Badertscher
and children, Sarah Lee Jane, Don
and Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson
and sons John and Dean, Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Diller and children Peggy,
Don and Barbara, Mrs. Ezra Moser
and son John.
Mr. and rs. John Maxson and I
daughter Carol, Mrs. Wayne Harris
and daughter Sonja Kay, Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Kennedy and sons Peter
and Michael, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Pat
terson and son Richard, Mrs. David
Risser and daughters Jane and Sue,
Mr. and Mrs. Armin Haunstein and
son Bruce.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Benroth and
daughter Jeanine Ann, Mrs. Virgil
Beery and daughter Sally Jo, Miss
Pearl Beery, Miss Helen Rohrbach,
Josh Beery and the host and hostess
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Murray and son
Honor Bride
Honoring Mrs. Orville Basinger, a
bride of July (, the Misses Phoebe
and Glada Wilkins entertaind at the
the home of their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Wilkins at a post-nuptial
shower, Friday night.
Games were enjoyed by all with the
prize of the evening going to Mrs.
Floyd Basinger which was presented
to the bride.
Those present and sending gifts
were: the honor guest, Mrs. Orville
Basinger, Mrs. Harry Shrider, Ger
trude Basinger, Betty Amstutz, La
Donna Haas, Sylvia Hartman, Mar
garet Peterson.
Vivian Guider, Marjorie Corson,
Marie Weinhold, Wava Ludwig, Lu
ella Luginbuhl, Virginia Basinger.
Melvena Lewis, Ruth Kibele, Treva
Dillman, Beulah Huber, Mary Ruth
Crawford and the hostesses, Phoebe
and Glada Wilkins.
Engagement Announced
Announcement has been made of
the engagement of Miss Marcella
Kimmel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ira J. Kimmel of Orange township to
William Fisher of Lima.
Date of the wedding will be Fri
day, August 9, the fortieth wedding
anniversary of the parents of the
Miss Kimmel was graduated from
Bluffton high school and attended the
Northwestern School of Commerce.
She is employed at the W. T. Grant
company in Lima.
Mr. Fisher is a graduate of Lima
Central high school and is employed
at the Firestone Auto Supply and
Service store. He is the son of Mrs.
Bonnie Fiser, Lima and F. W. Fiser
of Warren. The couple will reside at
334 N. Jamison Ave., in Lima.
Alpha Gamma Club
The Alpha Gamma club will meet
at the home of Miss Elvira Niswan
der, Friday night.
At 4-H Camp
The following girls are attending
the Junior 4-H camp this week at
Harbor View on Grand Lake at Ce
lina: Betty Bixel, Joan Clark, Mar
ilyn Fett, Sara Jane Huser and Vir
ginia Miller.
Member Minders Picnic
The Member Minders club of the
Presbyterian church will hold an out
ing at Rayl’s quarry, Friday night.
The group will enjoy a covered dish
supper at 6:45 followed by games and
swimming. Those having no means
of transportation are requested to
meet in front of the church by 6:30
Busy Bees 4-H Club
The Busy Bees 4-H club will meet
next Tuesday afternoon at the high
school cafeteria.
Royal Neighbor Picnic
The Royal Neighbor lodge will
enjoy a picnic supper at Buckeye
lake, Friday night at 6:30. After
supper the regular meeting will be
held in the lodge hall. All members
urged to attend.
Sew and So 4-H Club
The last meeting of the Sew and
So 4-H club was held at the home of
Miss Mary Habegger.
The following girls will attend the
senior 4-H camp at Celina during the
week of July 29 to August 2: Flor
ance Ann Biome, Miriam Schaublin,
Mary Habegger and Joyce Young.
Youth Hurt In Buck
Rake Accident Better
Paul Lugibill, 22, who was in
jured last week when a buck rake
overturned is convaleying at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
David Lugibill of near Pandora.
The youth taken to the Bluffton
hospital following the accident was
removed to the home of his parents,
Rare Postal Item
In Corner Stone
It was a sad day for stamp and
autograph collectors last Sunday, for
sealed in the dark recess of the
corner stone of Bluffton’s new post
office is an item which any of them
would prize.
It was a cover mailed from Bluff
ton in the town’s first direct airmail
pickup in 1938 that bore the signa
tures of Postmaster General James
Farley and Bluffton Postmaster Ed
R. Reichenbach.
On the cover also was the printed
cachet that characterized all mails
made from the Bluffton post office
on the local airmail day. It also
bore a photograph of Postmaster Ed
R. Reichenbach.
Three covers of the same descrip
tion were included in the airmail dis
patched on that day, and later were
forwarded to Postmaster General
Farley for his autograph.
Ralph Stearns, assistant Bluffton
postmaster, was fortunate in obtain
ing one of the unusual covers to
include in the box sealed in the
corner stone of the post office last
Sunday afternoon.
Movies Of Fishing
Trip Are Featured
Moving pictures of a fishing trip
in Minnesota were the entertainment
feature of a gathering at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. George Klay of
Mound street, Sunday evening. The
pictures showed events of the fishing
expedition and other points of in
terest, which were followed by re
Guests for the occasion included:
Mr. and Mrs. George Kempf and
daughters Mary and Doris and son
Robert of Lima Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Hilty, son Charles, Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Schumacher, sons Johnny
and Jimmie, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Tripplehorn and son Sam, Dr. and
Mrs. B. R. Herring.
Mr. and Mrs. Nile Murray, son
Roger and daughter Marylyn were
afternoon callers.
Bumper Radish In
News Window Exhibit
It’s a bumper radish that tipped
the scales that is attracting atten
tion in the News window. The
radish, placed in the window exhibit
on Wednesday morning was raised
by Z. T. Showalter, veteran Bluffton
gardener who makes his home with
his daughter, Mrs. Ed Hardwick
and has an especially fine garden at
the Hardwick home on Railroad
Annual reunion of the Stauffer
family will be held at the Bluffton
college gymnasium, Sunday, July 28.
Isaac Stauffer, Pres., C. A. Stauffer,
The Christian Hilty reunion will
be held at Pandora park, Sunday,
August 4. Pres. Myron Hilty vice
pres., Herman Hilty sec., Fern Hilty
Eighth annual reunion of the des
cendants of Christian Stettler will
be held at Richland Grange hall
south of Bluffton, Sunday, August 4.
Pres., Calvin Stettler Sec., Richard
The Schumacher family reunion
will be held Sunday, August 11 at 12
o’clock on the Bluffton college cam
The Nonnamaker family reunion
will be held at Buckeye Lake, Bluff
ton, Thursday, Aug. 15. Pres., M. E. 1
Nonnamaker sec., Fern Koch.
The Spangler family reunion will be
held at Buckeye Lake, Bluffton, Sun
day, August 18. Pres., John Cuppies
sec. Fem Koch.
For rent—Residence on Geiger St.
also some residence properties for
sale. Richard Bixel, Adm. Inquire
Bixel Motor Sales. tf
For sale—Business block, house on
Lawn avenue and two lots on Spring
St. Mrs. Edith L. Mann. tf.
Wanted Oats, corn, wheat. Our
truck will call. Master Feed Mill,
phone 182-W.
For sale—10 Early hatched White
Rocks, Barred Rock and White Leg
horn pullets. Reasonable. Steiner
For sale—Large white emameled
refrigerator, almost new, 200 lbs. ice
capacity. $15. May be seen at Ba
singer's Meat market. J. O. Biome.
For sale—Potatoes and pickles.
Arthur Badertscher, Pandora phone.
Wanted—To buy 5 room property
on south or west side of Bluffton.
Inquire News office.
For sale—It is still cheaper to buy
than to build. If you don’t believe it
try both but before you try either,
you may be interested in a 7-room
house, well built with slate roof, that
could be easily be converted into a
two family dwelling. Inquire News
For sale—The following properties
Louis Foltz, S. Main Chas. Clymer,
Cherry St. Elizabeth Boehr, Grove
St. H. W. Althaus.
Wednesday Morning
Hogs—160 to 250, $6.10 250 to
275, $5.60 roughs, $4 stags, $3.
Calves $8.75 lambs, $8.50.
Grain (bu. prices)—Wheat, 70c
corn, 59c oats, 32c soys, 70c.
Mayor’s Notice
Tin cans and rubbish will be col
lected next Tuesday, July 30.
Residents are cautioned to have all
rubbish and garbage ready on the
night before collection days, as this
work starts very early in the morn
W. A. Howe
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.
1} 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
We Carry
2 gal, can $1.69
One pint of Dr. Hess
Fly Spray per cow is a
month’s complete fly pro
It kills flies in the
stable, protects cows in
the pasture.
Sidney’s Drug Shop
1 n Bluffton
A two-reel Technicolor
Story of the American

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