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Seventy-six persons were named to benefit by the will of the late W. L. Stouffer, North Baltimore hardware and furniture dealer and an extens ive land holder in Hancock and W ood counties, who died two weeks ago in a Findlay hospital. Largest beneficiary is Mrs. Lenore Montgomery, of Orange township, only child of the deceased. She will receive Stouffer’s huge life insurance one farm of 140 Vi acres another of 78 acres two dwellings and lots in North Balti more the North Baltimore store buildings of the deceased and var ious other buildings in the same Children's Reading Circle Announced A new’ service of the Bluffton Pub lic library is the Ohio Pupil’s Read ing Circle, with selected books recom mended for grade and high school students according to their age. Orange Township Woman Largest Beneficiary In $500,000 Estate Complete listing of the books, ac cording to grade, was announced this week by Miss Ocie Anderson, li brarian, as follows: First Grade—A Book of Fun, Hall Read Another Story, Pratt & Meigh en Today with Tommy, Keeler. Second Grade—Hoo! Hoo! DeWitt, Duncombe Stripey, Williamson Home Is Fun, Mason. Third Grade—The Hollyberrys, Dalgliesh et al Not So Long Aga, Holberg The Dog Who Looked Around, Hyams. Fourth Grade—Barney of the North, Johnson Merry Tales from Spain, Huberman Hannah Marie, Bennett Augustus and the River, LeGrand Cherry Street House, No ler. Fifth Grade All Over Town, town. The w’ill stipulates that if Mrs. Montgomery attempts to break the instrument she is to receive only $1000 and all the bequests made to her be divided equally among the others named. Three members of the Findlay po lice department will receive benefits, including a 120-acre farm left to the chief of police. It was estimated that the value of Stouffer’s estate is in excess of half a million dollars. One of the pro visions of the w’ill is to the effect that a $1,500 monument be erected over Stouffer’s grave. Brnk On the Trail with Lewis and Clark, Howard Old Testament Stories, Grover Daniel Boone, Tous ey. Sixth Grade—Peter Peppercorn, Phillips The Silver Faw’n, Weil Caddie Woodlawn, Brink Donn Fendler, Lost on a Mountain in Maine, Egan. Seventh Grade—Christina of Old New' York, Crownfield Mrs. Robert E. Lee, MacDonald Real Persons, Starbuck et al. Eighth Grade—Highw’ay Past Her Door, Thompson Kentucky Cargo, Dw’ight Wings Over the Andes, Theiss. High School—What Do You Want To Be, Waltz. Pleasant Hill Miss Bessie Martin of Tulsa, Okla., is spending a few’ days with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Huber and son. The Pleasant Hill Ladies Aid so ciety and their families will meet on Thursday evening, August 15th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Huber. WE HAVE THE ANSWER TO BUS COMFORT A fleet of NEW Superior Rockets, built to make bus riding safe, convenient, and comfortable, has been placed in service between Dayton and Toledo. If you’re interested in discovering the last word in bus comfort, take a ride on one of the beautiful coaches. C. & L. E. BUS STATION Sidney’s Drug Shop 129 No. Main Phone 170-W Cincinnati & Lake Erie Bus Company CEE the new 1940 G-E— the refrigerator with Conditioned Air! From the great General Electric Re search Laboratories have come advancements that make this the most complete, the most thrifty G-E refriger ator ever buil t. Yet G-E prices go even lower for 19401 Come in and see it! and you’ll see the difference JIBS k New 1940 General Electric N£JT Cold Storage Compartment. NEW Air Filter. N£JF Humi dial. NEW Stainless Steel Super Freezer. NEW Stainless Steel Sliding Shelves. NEW Beauti fully Styled, All-Steel Cabinet. Sealed-in-Steel G-E Thrift Unit fajhous around the world for quiet, low-cost operation, en during economy and long life. Richard Bixel GENERAL ELECTRIC 202 Murray Family Reunion Sunday An attendance of sixty-five wras present for the Murray family re union held at Riverside park, Find lay, Sunday. Besides the Murray families in Bluffton, those from out of town at tending included: Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mohler of Birmingham, Alabama Mr. and Mrs. Frank Young, Cincin nati Mrs. James Begg and daughter Mrs. Eleanor Harrold, and Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Palm of Cleveland Fulwood Murray and daughter Catherine of Hastings, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Murray and daugh ter Janice, Washington C. H. Judge Wm. George, Ottawa Harry Mohler, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Uhl and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Woods, Lima Daryl Hess, Tiffin Mrs. Thos. Donaghue, Fremont. Local Dentists To Attend Convention Drs. Evan and Francis Basinger, of Bluffton, are planning to attend the centenary convention of the American Dental association which w’ill meet in Cleveland the week of Sept. 8. During the convention, the entire arena of the Cleveland Public audi torium w’ill be filled with scientific, health and historical exhibits open to the general public. Dentistry in America, heralded as superior to that of any other coun try, takes its beginning from estab lishment of the first dental college at Baltimore, Maryland, in 1840. Visit Noted Places On Week Motor Tour Scenic sights and points of historic interest in eight states were visited last w’eek by Mr. and Mrs. Noah Geiger, of this place, and Mr. and Mrs. Rene Klay and son, Robert, of Lima. Tour of the local party took them through Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Mary land, West Virginia and Alabama. Points of interest visited included: Great Smoky Mountains, Lookout Mountain, Blow’ing Rock, the Sky line Drive, Natural Bridge, the tombs of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and the Gettysburg battlefield. Church Workers At School In Tiffin Five members of the congregation of the St. John’s Reformed church left Monday morning to attend a school for Sunday school leaders and other church groups being held at Heidelberg college, Tiffin. Those in the party w’ere Betty Bracy, Wanda Diller, Buddy Lugin buhl, Phoebe Gratz and Jane Baker. Part of the group will return to Bluffton following the close of the first w’eek of the school, and the rest will remain for a two weeks’ course. Jenera Mrs. Inez Winkler of West Mins ter visited relatives at this place last week. Arch Houdeshell and wife of Tenn., spent last week at this place. Jason Thomas, wife and son spent Sunday with Byron Semler’s north of McComb. Joe Steinmans entertained com pany over the week-end. Mildred Steinman of Middletown is spending her vacation here. Mrs. John Steinman formerly of this place but as been a resident of Arlington for several years, suffered a stroke of paralysis recently. Mrs. Jason Thomas spent Monday with Waldemar Spaeths at Lima her daughter Lois Mae who had spent the past week at the above named place returned home with her. Margaret Reel is making an in definite stay with relatives at New’ London. Raymond Boyer and wife of Cairo were Monday evening callers in the J. A. Reeder home. Remember the Community Festival Thursday evening. In case of rain it will be held on Friday evening. Notice To Bidders The Bluffton Board of Education will receive sealed bids for furnish ing three carloads of coal for the high school building at Bluffton, Ohio. Coal to be suitable for use in automatic stoker and to consist of nut, pea and slack, not to exceed twenty (20) per cent slack. Bidder will be required to submit analysis of coal he proposes to fur nish together with price delivered, at such times as the Board may direct. All bids to be in hands of the clerk of the board by noon on Aug ust 19, 1940. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. 16 LELAND DILLER, Clerk. Preventative measures recommend ed for warding off swine flu at fair time are: thorough daily cleaning of pens, plenty of dry bedding, daily exercise, add bulk to ration by in creasing amount of oats or bran, and add a teaspoonful of baking soda to each pailful of fresh drinking water. THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO Rawson Mrs. George Cogley and family re turned home after spending a few weeks with relatives in Albian, Mich. Mrs. Jasper Dukes and Mrs. Paul Hugus and family of Muncie, Ind., were Thursday callers on Mr. and Mrs. James Hugus and family. Bruce Thomas spent Thursday with James Thomas of Fostoria. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Snyder of Anna spent the w’eek-end with Mr. and Mrs. Harley Smith and family. Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Thomas and daughter spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Morris of Findlay. Miss Marcella Cramer spent Fri day evening with Miss Marilyn Battles of Bluffton. George Folk, E. H. Huffman, Burrell Bowers and Luther Mc Clelland attended the ball game Sunday at Cleveland. Elinore and Robert Litten of Toledo are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Willoby and family. Jimmy Rainey spent Sunday with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Logan. Recent callers on Mrs. Etta Crozier w’ere Mrs. Margaret Bunn, Ruth Williams, Mrs. L. R. Forsyth, Mrs. Jennie Cameron and Mrs. Luther McClelland. Mrs. Fred Peralta and daughter Norma left Saturday for their home in Oakland, Calif., after spending a month visiting her aunts, Mrs. Iva Emery and Mrs. D. E. Huffman and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Bauman and son Albert were Friday evening supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Bauman. Mrs. Hannah Eyestone of Gibson berg spent the week-end in the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Folk. Mr. and Mrs. Eret Timens of Albion, Mich., spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. George Cogley and family. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Webster and son Robert of Findlay were Sunday evening supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Hugus and family. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thomas and family and Mrs. Sampson spent Sun day with relatives and friends in Toledo. Mr. and Mrs. Wade Marshall of Bluffton were Saturday afternoon callers on Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bau man. Mrs. Ed Long, Mr. and Mrs. John Tracy spent Saturday in Columbus with Mr. and Mrs. Ferrel Wolfrom who are in a hospital there. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Beach of Erie, Mich. Mrs. Smith remained for the week. Mrs. Lottie Pause of Findlay and Mrs. Clarence Hause and daughters visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Bauman, Wednesday evening. County Has Fewer Farms More People Allen county has fewrer farms than in 1940, but the populaton has increased during the 10-year span, according to a district census report released last vreek. In 1940 there were 2,580 farms w’ithin the boundaries of the county, as compared with 2,684 in 1930, the census shows. Population in 1930 was 69,419. The mark in 1940 is 73,280. Pandora Mr. and Mrs. Clark Van Scoder and two children of Columbus are visiting his father, Emrson Van Scoder. The Noel Fruchey family will soon move to Rockport. Elam Basinger purchased the home w’here they are now living from Mrs. John Sommer. Mr. and Mrs. William Steiner and family w’ere on a vacation trip last few days. Shirl Hatfield, Jr., and sisters, Joan and Catherine made a trip to Ludlow Falls, Sunday, where they visited rel atives. Mrs. Harley Amstutz and sons Max well and Richard, of Hollywood, Cal ifornia, are visiting relatives in this community. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schlink of Wisconsin were Wednesday morning visitors at the home of her father, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Leightner and fam ily. Miss Eunice Burkholder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Burkholder, be came the bride of W. J. Humphreys at Muncie, Ind., a week from last Sunday. James and Rollie Thompson of Perrysburg are visiting their grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Steiner. Mr. and Mrs. Laurel Bracy and daughter Ruth Ann and Mr. Bracy’s sister, Clara, spent Sunday at Wal bridge park in Toledo. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hilty and son of Indianapolis, Ind., spent their vacation with their parents, A. E. Campbell and A. S. Hilty families. Mrs. Wilbur B. Nusbaum and dau ghter, Wanita, spent the past week visiting with Clarence Schnecks. A group of Mrs. Stella Marshall’s pupils gave a piano recital at the Grace church, Friday evening. Miss Gertrude Hilty who has been on the sick list for a long time is able to be up and around the house. Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Schumacher of Bogota, New Jersey, are visiting relatives in this community. Mr. Schumacher is tuning pianos while here. Boy Scout News By J. Roger Howe Quite a few boys have passed tests for advancement snee returning from camp. Scouts who have passed tests are: Bill Amstutz: Leathercraft—Pion eering—Forestry. Harry Minck: Thrift—Handicraft. Bill Mericle: Signalling—Knife and Hatchet—Scout Pace. Varden Loganbill: Thrift—Handi craft—14 Mile Hike. Otto Klassen: Thrift—Handicraft. Troop 56 was invited to visit Troop 24 of Ada at their summer camp. Inter-troop games were played fol lowed by a council fire. Scout lead ers and the speaker of the evening were introduced. The speech was about his experiences in Europe. After the speech ice cream and cookies w’ere served. Everett Motter is the Ada Scout leader. Bluffton Scouts making the trip included Dick Berky, Bill Amstutz, Norman Beidler, Floyd Herr, Ken neth Oberly, Ray Schumacher, Bill Mericle, Denard Loganbill, Richard Oberly, Dean Niswander, Harry Minck, Evan Herr, John Schmidt, Otto Klassen, Maurice Kohli, Robert Stratton, Gordon Bixel and Assistant Scoutmaster Paul Wingate. Richland Center The Emanuel’s Reformed church will hold special rededication services Sunday. There will be special speak ers and music for the morning and evening services. Everybody wel come. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Matter and family returned to their home in Ft. Wayne, Sunday, after spending the past week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Matter and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Reno Gratz and dau ghter spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Moorman, Frank Moorman and Arthur Culver spent Monday with Mrs. Elda Hoff man and Everett Moorman. Mr. and Mrs. Archie Hartman and children, Treva and Herbert Kemph, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart and son spent Sunday at the Philip Marquart Sr. home. Mr. and Aaron Messinger and son James called Thursday evening on Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Tscheigg and family. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Steiner, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cuppies, Miss Le nore Stroll of Rawson and Kenneth Steiner were Sunday dinner guests of Arthur Miller and family. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Reynolds and son David Ray of Marion spent the past week with Mrs. Mary Matter. Miss Emma Andrews spent Sunday evening at the Ed Marquart home. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Badertscher and son John, Mrs. Rose Krouse and Miss Clara Badertscher of San Fran cisco, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. John Badertscher called at the W. C. Schaublin home, Monday evening. Miss Rachel Schaublin is spending the week at Tiffin summer school. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Diller, Mr. and Mrs. Wiiford Gratz spent Friday eve with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Matter and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Matter and family. Miss Mary Badertscher of Holly wood, Calif., spent Saturday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Tscheigg and family. Mr. and Mrs. Wiiford Gratz and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schaublin and daughter, Patsy Ann were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Schaublin and daughter. Supper guests were Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Stryk er of Lima. Mr. and Mrs. Merton Stettler and daughter Kaye Irene of W’estminster were Sunday supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Balmer and daught ers. Evening callers were Mr. and Mrs. Roily Moser and son, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Matter and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Matter and fam ily, Mr. and Mrs. Wiiford Gratz and Wayne Matter. The estimate of the Ohio soybean crop this year is 1,070,000 acres. There appears little hope of an ex port market such as opened up last year just after the outbreak of war. No trials of the effect of feeding scabby wheat to hogs or horses are on record in the animal husbandry or veterinary departments at Ohio State University. Scabby barley is toxic but no one is certain about wheat. It is suggested that farmers watch their hogs when scabby wheat is first fed and remove the wheat if the hogs appear to dislike it. INSURANCE There can be no compromise with INSURANCE Either it is complete security or it is not Insurance Real Insurance can not be any thing but good. Our Insurance Policies INSURE Try us for real SERVICE. S. P. HERR, Agent Phone 363-W Heirlooms of the Christian Schu macher family will be displayed next Sunday at the tenth annual Schu macher reunion on the Bluffton col lege campus. Held every third year since 1913, the event always draws a large crowd from near and far. The heirlooms to be displayed this year and early history of the family which will be related by Mendelssohn Amstutz, of Pandora, are attracting advance attention. Amstutz now is family historian, a post his father, the late P. D. Amstutz, held for many years. Among the heirlooms to be shown are the cradle of Peter Schumacher, and a pump he patented. Family Heirlooms To Be Displayed At Schumacher Reunion Sunday Samuel Steiner, of near Pandora, is among the oldest living direct des cendants of the Schumacher family. He is the grandson of Barbara Schu macher Steiner. Mrs. Sarah Zweiacker, of Salem, Oregon, the oldest of all Schumacher descendents, and John Schumacher, of Pandora, are the only living child den of the John Schumacher branch. The late Mrs.« Emanuel Kohli, of north of Bluffton, was the last living descendent of the Peter Schumacher family. Christian Schumacher, whose des cendents will gather here Sunday, Elrose Mrs. Sina Morrison spent Wednes day at the Anna Koontz and A. J. Nonnamaker home. Miss Billie Oglesbee of Detroit is spending her vacation at the Purl Hartman home. C. F. Fisher and Mrs. Stella Smith of Findlay spent Thursday evening at the J. R. Fisher home. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Fisher, daughter Eliza beth of Pandora and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Halsey of Akron, were Sunday afternoon callers. Henry Wilch, Misses Golda, Mildred and Ila Lee Wilch were Monday evening callers in the Fisher home. The Black School reunion will be held this Thursday at the school house. Come and enjoy the day. Union prayer services at Olive Branch Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Nonnamaker, daughter Kaye, son Roderick and Mrs. Anna Koontz and Mrs. Sina Morrison spent Wednesday evening at the Mrs. Lucinda Koontz home. The Olive Branch L. A. S. will meet with Mrs. Golda Battles Tues day afternoon, August 6. Miss Donnie Johnson has returned to her home here after having spent several weeks at Dola at the home of her brother, Mell Johnson. Mrs. Mell Johnson was at the Kenton hospital after having an operation for appendicitis. Recent callers on Mrs. M. J. s 1 e*£'You WbO-7 it fro® THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1940 came to the United States from Basil, Switzerland, in 1835. He first settled in Wayne county, but moved to what is known as the Swiss Set tlement, west of Bluffton, in 1836. He located here on land now termed the Schwab farm, midway between Pandora and Bluffton. The Peter Schumacher is the larg est of the three branches, headed by Peter and John Schumacher and Barbara Schumacher Steiner, child ren of Christian Schumacher. To the Peter Schumacher branch were reared 16 children and 165 grand children. At present the old Christian Schu macher farm is for sale. For a number of years it has been in the possession of others than the Schu macher descendents, and it is hoped that some member of the family may obtain ownership. a timely up truck users Next Sunday’s reunion will open with a basket dinner on the college campus at noon. In case of rain the dinner is to be held in the gym nasium. A short program will follow in the chapel, with representatives from the three branches of the Christian Schu macher family talking. Rev. Armin Steiner is president of the 1940 reunion. Miss Minerva Hilty is secretary. Stratton were: Mr. N. R. Elzay, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kramer of Mt. Cory Mrs. Nello Steinman of Bluffton Mrs. Anna Koontz, Mrs. Arthur Nonnamaker and daughter Kaye, Mrs. H. D. Morrison, Mrs. Lucinda Koontz, Mrs. Henry Koontz and son Raymond, Miss Bessie Arnold, Mrs. J. R. Fisher, Misses Mabel, Merilyn, and Joanne Battles, Mrs. C. W. Klingler and daughters Gladys and Jean Ann and Miss Betty Bish, Mrs. Eli Deppler and the C. W. Klingler family. Mrs. W. W. Scothom is at the home of her mother in northern Mich. Mrs. Lida Gallant, children Joan, Jimmy and June left Wednesday of last week for Marion, where they will reside. Mother Becomes Nun Mrs. Mary Schmidt, formerly of Liebenthal, Kan., who has three daughters in Catholic sisterhoods, has entered the order of Sisters Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary at Beaversville, Ill. Mrs. Schmidt, mother of five children, decided to enter the religious order after her busband died. Italian King’s Guards Members of the King’s Guards, personal escort of King Victor Em manuel, of Italy, have to be 6 feet 4 inches tall and good looking. There are 100 men and five officers in the guards. Each has seven perfectly tailored uniforms. tices .is I fegffijsmssg CHEVROLET TRIIl'KC UAD I IHJw/n because they lead in economy, dependability and value! Steiner Chevrolet Sales Bluffton, Ohio SALES.. Chevrolet trucks lead in sales because they have the most desirable balance of power, economy and durability power to do the job well economy to do the job at low cost, and durability to stay on the job. That all adds up to value—exceptional value that has kept Chevrolet trucks out in front in sales—leading again in 1940, as they have led year after year. Consider modernizing some of your trucking equipment now all models and types of Chev rolet trucks are still available at today’s low price level.