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THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1941
Mr. and Mrs. Karl Hostettler and family of Toledo visited Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Hostettler of East Kib ler street. Imagine A Funeral Director and his staff, worthy of their calling, strive to make every detail of arrange ments and services fitting to the occasion. STANLEY BASINGER FUNERAL HOME Phone 144-W Bluffton, Ohio Let's Marell Into Spring in a Pair of LOAFERS The Citizens National Bank Mr. and Mrs. Harry Whittemore and son Jimmie of Birmingham, Mich, visited over the week end at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Devier and family. MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION DILLER FLUORESCENT FOR YOUR HOME 9t PauA hvi Only $5.95, complete. Yes, here’s quality DILLER FLUORESCENT in the very smartest style, complete with genuine GE bulb, for only $5.95. And DILLER FLUORESCENT pays for itself! using only a 20 watt bulb. current. No more glare—no eyestrain.. last three and four times longer than Bluffton, Ohio $5.95, C.O. D. I price includes all Choice of Bulb: Daylight White jetting approximately 70 watts of light while Imagine saving up to %*s on your And fluorescent bulbs ordinary bulbs, contains the finest bal through and through. Smart DILLER FLUORESCENT last and starting equipment. Quality Full-guage metal construction. white enamel—the perfect reflecting surface. peel—and it won’t tarnish! high. you wish 100 watts or more, pay only $2 more for twenty type DILLER FLUORESCENT (contains two watt fluorescent bulbs). Easv to install. Fits standard 4 in. fitter. (Simply old globe and bulb, replace with DILLER FLUORESCENT.) Address .... City .... w $2.39 $2.98 and Up W. H. GRATZ FOOTWEAR SHOP Corrective Fitting a Specialty Now... HOME LOANS on the “EasyPaymentPlan” To many borrowers the most attractive fea ture of these new’ kinds of loans is the monthly payments, like rent, which include interest, reduction of principal, taxes and insurance. No large, unexpected bills are left to come at embarrassing times. The difficulties are fast being removed from the path of the credit-worthy home owner. If enough qualified borrowers buy, build, refinance or improve homes now, at today’s low costs, such loans will help provide many jobs and speed business recovery. Finished in baked-on Won’t chip or 24 in. overall. 7 in. wide, 4’4 in. Your choice of daylight or white fluorescent bulb. double twenty If remove GUARANTEE We guarantee complete satis faction or your money will be promptly refunded. Kindly send me one (1) complete Diller All-White Fluorescent _Ceiling Fixture, with genuine G.E. bulb, for only order this with the understanding that this postage and handling charges. THE BLUFFTON NEWS 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. Marion Boyd of Findlay spent the week end here with his wife and family. Wallpaper removed with steam heat. Frank Neuenschwander, Pan dora phone 95-F. tf Mrs. S. K. Mosiman of Grove street is spending several weeks with relatives at Beatrice, Neb. Mr. and Mrs. Swan Stonehill re turned Sunday after a week’s motor trip to Texas and other southern points. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Augsburger and sons Don and Buddy spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Blau velt and family in Harrod. Mrs. Levi Oberly and Millard Oberly and family spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Conner Stewart and family of Mt. Cory. A St. Patrick’s day jitney supper will be served Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7 o’clock at the Meth odist church by the Epworth league. The Eastern Star lodge will hold the annual inspection and initiation services at the lodge hall Friday night at 6:15 o’clock. Katheryne Steinman, W. M. Lemco cedarized storage bags— the ideal protection against moths for your winter clothes. Bags 60 inches long, side opening, 2 for 25c. Basinger’s furniture store. tf Edward Holbrook of Orange, N. J., was a recent guest in the Mrs. W. E. Diller residence, South Main street. Mrs. Holbrook was formerly Miss Alice Black of Lima and attended Bluffton college. Robert Kohli of this place who was recently called for military training is stationed with the 26th Medical batallion at Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill., it was learned the first of the week. See the new wall paper patterns at Frank Neuenschwander’?, Pandora Phone 95-F. Telephone call will bring samples. tf Visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Amstutz, Sunday, included: Mr. and Mrs. John Amstutz of Nor walk Mr. and Mrs. Robert Amstutz, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Amstutz of Pan dora George Amstutz of Ada and Harry Amstutz of this place. Basinger ambulance removals: Miss Mary Bucher from home of her fath er, Gid Bucher west of Bluffton to office of Dr. Glen Webb, Lima and return Wayne Ligibihl from Bluffton hospital to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Lugibihl, Bentley road. Spring comes Friday—and remem ber it’s time to see about Venetian blinds and awnings—and don’t for get that re-upholstering you planned before housecleaning. Phone today for estimate. Murray Upholstering shop, Washington and Thurman streets, phone 285-W. Mrs. Lysle Baumgartner of Cher ry street left Monday for Bradenton, Florida, where she will join her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Bogart who have spent the winter at that place. Mrs. Baumgartner and Mr. and Mrs. Bogart are expected to return here the last of the month. Mrs. Laura Harvey of Lima was a week end guest at the home of Miss Alice Ludwig of Poplar street. Mr. and Mrs. Eli Deppler of South Main street entertained at dinner, Sunday evening: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Deppler of Sidney, Mrs. Laura Harvey of Lima and LaVerne Morrison of Arlington. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rauenbuhler returned Saturday after spending the past month in the southern states. They stopped for several days at the home of Clair Jennings and family in Beaumont, Texas, where Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Jennings of Clyde have been visiting this winter. The only disagreeable wea ther was a cold wave encountered on the return trip north. Dr. and Mrs. DeLos Kervin and Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Johnson stopped Saturday at the home of Mrs. Ker vin’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Triplett of South Main street en route to their home in Port Huron, Mich., after spending the past two weeks in Florida. They left Sunday for Port Huron, accompanied by little Michael Kervin who visited at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Triplett, during the ab sence of his parents. Diller ambulance removals: Mrs. Russell Schaublin and infant son from Bluffton hospital to the Oliver Loch er home Mrs. Wendell Graesar from Bluffton hospital to her home four miles northwest of Jenera Mrs. Ray Reichenbach from Bluffton hospital to their home northwest of Bluffton Harry Cherry from Findlay hospital to his home east of Pandora Mrs. Geo. Mandups and infant son south east of Findlay Mrs. Dale Davidson and son from Bluffton hospital to their home on West College avenue Mrs. Chris Schnegg from west of Bluffton to Jacob Schnegg home on 1 East College avenue. THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO For farms and city properties see H. W. Althaus. Miss Fern Bixel of Lake Bluff, Hi., is spending a month's vacation here with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. D. C. Bixel of Lawn avenue. Miss Bixel is connected in a supervisory capacity with the Methodist Orphan age at Lake Bluff. Bluffton Graduate On Music Faculty Kenneth Newland, graduate of Bluffton college in the class of 1934, has been appointed head of the voice department at Stephens college of Columbia, Mo. As head of the department, the former Bluffton man has nine teach ers working under his supervision. Newland was previously voice in structor at Olivet college in Michi gan. Stephens is a junior college for girls with 1,700 students enrolled and is well known for its progressive procedures in educational practice. Much traveling and actual life ex periences are given to the students of the institution. Description of the college was giv en by the Life magazine about a year ago. Also located at Columbia, Mo., are the University of Missouri and Christian college. After graduating from Bluffton schools he then attended Ohio State university where he received his M. A. degree in 1937. Bluffton Man Hurt In Auto-Truck Crash R. E. Griffith of South Lawn ave nue sustained four fractured ribs as the result of a collision of an auto mobile which he was driving and a truck driven by James Daugherty of Warren. The accident occured in Beaver dam Monday afternoon. Following the collision a charge of reckless driving was brought against Griffith by the truck driver. When Griffith appeared before Mayor W. A. Howe here later in the afternoon, however, absence of wit nesses to support the plaintiff’s claim caused the mayor to order the case continued. Pre-Easter Services At Pandora Church Rev. William H. Stauffer, pastor of the First Mennonite church at Sugarcreek, will be in charge of the annual pre-Easter services at the Grace Mennonite church in Pandora, opening on Sunday. Rev. Stauffer graduated from Bluffton college in 1932 and is well known in this vicinity. Services will be held each evening at 7:45 p. m. beginning next Sunday and continuing through March 30. General theme of the series is “The Master”. In addition to the evening meetings Rev. Stauffer will preach morning sermon at 10:30 o’clock next Sunday and the following Sunday. urkholder-Zimmerl y Vows Taken March 5 Miss Clara Burkholder, daughter of Mrs. Louise Burkholder, became the bride of Merlin Zimmerly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Zimmerly, in a single ring seremony at the home of the of ficating minister, Rev. P. A. Kliewer, Grove street, on Wednesday night, March 5. For the affair, the bride was attired in a navy blue crepe gown trimmed in white. Her coat was a blue, with accessories, and she wore a corsage of white gardenias. An informal reception was held for immediate families of the bride and groom at the home of the bride fol lowing the ceremony. Later the couple left for a trip to New York City and other points of interest. Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerly are gradu ates of Bluffton High school. Adam Freet Rites Are Held Tuesday Adam D. Freet, prominent 83-year old retired farmer, died at 1 p. m. last Sunday at his farm residence one mile north of Beaverdam in Richland township. Death followed illness of one year resulting from a stroke of paralysis. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Rockport Methodist church with Rev. E. J. Arthur, of Beaverdam officiating. Burial was in the Rockport cemetery. Freet was horn July 12, 1857, in Richland township, the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Downing) Freet. He was married to Ida Williams, who died in July, 1936. He is survived by two daughters and a son, Grace and Charles Freet at home and Mrs. Fred Badertscher, of near Bluffton. A brother, Benja min Freet, of near Columbus Grove, also is living. Arlene Caris takes Hancock School Post Miss Arlene Caris, office employe at The Triplett Electrical Instrument Co., has resigned to accept a position in Findlay as secretary to E. E. Ray, Hancock county’ superintendent of schools. Miss Caris will assume her new duties next Monday. SOCIETIES and CLUBS Poinsettia Club The Poinsettia Club will hold a luncheon meeting at the Walnut Grill this Wednesday night at 8:30 o’clock with Miss Edith Augsburger and Miss Sylvia Biederman hostesses. The following program has been arranged: Good Neighbor Tour, Mrs. L. L. Clymer and Mrs. Clayton Murray Special feature, Mrs. Chas. Patterson. Alice Freeman Club Due to the death of one of the members of the Alice Freeman club, Mrs. A. J. B. Longsdorf, the meet ing of the organization was changed from Wednesday to Thursday at the home of Mrs. Otto Holtkamp of South Main street. The following program will be presented: A Southerner Discovers New England, Mrs. E. S. Lape The Wayside: Home of Authors, Mrs. Paul Diller New England Folk Songs. Century Circle The Century Circle met at the home of Mrs. Hiram Huser Wednes day afternoon. The following pro gram was presented: Roll call, Scenic Spots of the United States Oil in Mexico and South America, Mrs. Gilbert Fett Romance of San Francisco, Mrs. Clyde Warren. Mrs. Gordon Bixel is assistant hostess. Travel Class Banquet Annual banquet of the Travel Class will be held at the high school cafeteria this Wednesday night. The following members are on the ban quet committee: Miss Zanna Stat ter, Mrs. Edith Mann, Mrs. Ada Lugibihl, Mrs. Leland Diller, Mrs. Sidney Hauenstein, Mrs. Evan Bas inger, Mrs. A. L. Bumgartner, Mrs. E. J. Hirschler. Garden Club The Bluffton Garden Club will meet at the home of Mrs. A. D. Gratz of South Lawn avenue Fri day afternoon. Mrs. Harry Barnes is assistant hostess. A program on conservation has been arranged a» follows: Roll call, Conserving Na ture About Us Trees, Mrs. Harvey Gratz Wild Life, Mrs. Waldo Nis wander Flowers, Mrs. Chas. Miller. Presbyterian Social Club 1 he Presbyterian Social Club will meet at the home of Mrs. Harry Patterson, of South Main street, Thursday night at 8 o’clock. As sistant hostesses are Mrs. J. A. Warren and Mrs. Chas. Patterson. Miscellaneous Shower A miscellaneous shower was held in honor of Mrs. Raymond Hamil ton, the former Ruth Jordan, at the home of Mrs. Earl Hamilton, Friday night. The evening was spent playing games and participating in con tests the prizes being presented to the honored guest. Refreshments were served in keeping with St. Patrick’s Day colors, after which many attractive gifts were received from the following: Mrs. Earl Frantz, Mrs. Melvin Williamson, Mrs. Dwight Frantz, Mrs. Leland Frantz, Mrs. Cecil Flick, Mrs. Walter Hamilton, Mrs. Austin Holmes and daughter Betty Jean, Mrs. Walter Benroth, Mrs. Harold Young. Mrs. Howard Benroth, Mrs. Mary Hamilton, Miss Sadie Hamilton, Miss Tillie Hamilton and the hostess Mrs. Earl Hamilton. Gifts were sent by Mrs. John Cuppies and Mrs. Bernard Stratton. Wedding Saturday Marriage of Miss Cleora Hoffer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hof fer of near Bluffton, and Henry Schaller of Bluffton will take place at the home of the officiating minis ter, the Rev. P. A. Kliewer, pastor of the Ebenezer Mennonite church, Saturday afternoon. Entertain Newly Weds Honoring Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Zimmerly, who recently returned from a wedding trip to New York city, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Zimmerly of near Bluffton, entertained a group of friends at their home Sunday. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Amos Gratz, Mrs. Naomi Burkholder, daughter Margaret and son Weldon Mrs. Anna Spallinger, Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Zimmerly, the honored guests, and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Zimmerly, the hosts, and son Roland. Announce Engagement Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zuercher, of this place, are announcing the en gagement of their daughter Mary Catherine to Morris A. Morton, son of Mrs. Bertha Morton of Ossian, Ind. Bridal Shower Complimenting Mrs. Wade Shook, the former Miss Bonita Clark, Mrs. Eugene Firestone entertained with a I shower at her home on South Lawn avenue Tuesday night. The honored guest received many beautiful gifts and in the games Miss Margaret Basinger won highest prizes. Dainty refreshments were served. Present at the shower were: The Misses Margaret Basinger, Zitella Getties, Lora Schultz, Mary Lape, Bettye Lewis, Betty and JoAnn Pat terson, Wilma Nonnamaker, Mary Schultz, Mary Lou Carr, Doris Jean White, Magdalene Oyer, Mrs. Harve Weldy, Mrs. Paul Clark, the honored guest Mrs. Shook and the hostess Mrs. Eugene Firestone. Builders Class The monthly meeting of the Build ers Class of the Methodist church will be held at the home of Prof, and Mrs. R. G. Whisler of South Spring street Thursday night at 8 o’clock. Assistants hosts will be Mrs. Grace Cox and Mrs. Lysle Baumgartner. Lions To Hold White Elephant Sale Soon A white elephant sale will be spon sored by the Lions club some time during the forepart of May, it was announced by Edgar Chamberlain, chairman of the sale committee. The sale will be conducted on lines similar to that in which funds were raised to finance the construction of the swimming pools at Buckeye lake. Prof. H. W. Berky Will Address Ottawa PTA Prof. H. W. Berky, instructor in material science at Bluffton college, will address the final meeting of the Parent-Teachers association at Ot tawa at the East School building Thursday night. Also attending the meeting will be the Ottawa Boy Scouts, according to Mrs. Ralph Dush, president of the association. WANT-ADS Wanted—Dealer for Rawleigh products in eastern half of Allen county. Call Sylvanus Welty, Bluff ton phone. Wanted—Good dry com. Truck will call. Master Feed Mill, phone 182-W. Wanted—Healthy rat terrier or fox terrier puppies also rabbit hutches. Write Philip Long. Ada, Route 2. tf Baby chicks every Monday and Thursday. Order now to be sure of getting chicks when you want them. Steiner’s hatchery. See me for water well drilling pumps for sale also dynamiting of stumps, concrete, etc. Floyd Everett, Rockport. 47 Seed potato headquarters—Contact your local A. & store manager at once for real savings on best quality seed potatoes. Prices this year are much lower than last year. We have a limited amount already booked for April 1 delivery. We will have all varieties for your selection. Special carload prices. A. & P. Food Stores. 48 Rawleigh route, established 18 years, just becoming available—A call to serve in the army leaves available a splendid Rawleigh route in East Allen county, 2214 families. Route worked by father and son for past 18 years. List of customers furnished. Exceptional opportunity for right man. Write at once. Rawleigh’s Dept. OHD-51-220, Free port, Ill. 52 For rent—7 room house, garage. Write Box 36, Mt. Cory’, O. For sale—15 ducks. Albert Al thaus, 5 miles west of town. For sale—Potatoes. Homer Spal linger, 1 mile east of Beaverdam on Lincoln. For sale—Used Delco lighting out fit including 2 motors and radio, cheap. Phone 536-G. For sale—Columbia oats, excellent for seed. D. R. Stuber, 2(4 miles southeast of Bluffton. Phone 536-G. For sale—Property at Elm and Jackson streets. Inquire Hiram Welty, 4006 Arlington Ave., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 48 For sale—Irish cobbler potatoes, seconds, 50c per bushel. H. P. Zim merman, phone 529-R. For sale—1(4 ton Ford truck used heating stove also laundry stove. Inquire J. J. Luginbuhl hard ware, Beaverdam. For sale—Buliding lot on South Main street. See Elmer Klay, West Elm St. 47 For sale—Potatoes. Clarence Stein er. Bluffton phone. tf For sale—Modern house 364 Cherry St. Richard Bixel, Adm. tf For sale—Winter apples also pure strained honey. Augsburger Fruit Farm. tf. For sale—Edison phonograph in console cabinet together with 30 rec ords, all in excellent condition and a bargain at $4 if taken at once. In quire at News office. tf For sale—The following used equipment all in good condition: Model A John Deere tractor on rubber 2 Model John Deere trac tors McCormick-Deering No. 3 electric cream separator also coal oil kitchen range. Bluffton Imple ment & Harness Co. Lost—Small dark colored purse on March 9th with small amount of change. Finder please return to Mrs. W. E. Diller or phone 149-W. PAGE FIVE Lions Club Has Musical Program A musical program by students from Bluffton college was presented at the meeting of the Lions club held at the Walnut Grill Tuesday' night. Numbers were presented by’ the trumpet trio composed of Richard Howenstine of Fredericksburg, Rob ert Ziegler of Wadsworth and Keith Plank of Middlebury, Ind. A group of violin selections were played by Laurence Burkhalter, missionary stu dent from India. Joint Choirs Will Give Lenten Cantata “The Start’ of the Cross”, Lenten cantata by’ Dudley Buck, will be presented by the joint choirs of the First Mennonite and the Ebenezer Mennonite churches during Lent. The cantata will be sung at the First Mennonite church Sunday evening, March 30. Date for the presentation at the Ebenezer church has not been decided. The soloists will be announced next week. For Quality Dry Clean ing Phone 302-W We Dry Clean and Press Daily ALSPACH & SON CLEANERS TAILORS We Call for and Deliver It was unexpected— ... but it happened Coldest weather of the w in ter near-zero temperatures came this year the latter part of March. Unusual un expected yes, but it hap pened. An auto accident involving personal injury, possible loss of life and heavy property damage is unusual un expected yes, but it can happen. Insurance is your best, cheapest and surest safeguard against the unusual and the unexpected. We’ll he glad to give you suggestions for auto mobile insurance, without obli gation, of course. W.F.IUTZI Dependable Insurance for Dependable People See Us for Bonds Fresh Drugs and Quality Drug Store Merchandise of All Kinds Prescriptions Care fully Compounded Sidney’s Drug Shop Phone 170-W theatre CTAP 1 n n Bluffton THURS.—FRI.—SAT. “The Philadelphia Story” with KATHARINE HEPBURN CARY GRANT JAMES STEWART SUN.—MON. “One Night in the Tropics” Allan Jones—Nancy Kelly TUES.—WED. “CHARTER PILOT” Also: Comedy, Cartoon, & OZZIE NELSON'S BAND GONE WITH THE WIND starts Sun., March 30th.