THURSDAY, APRIL 1(1, 1941
Bluffton Marshal To
Attend Police School
City Marshall Lee Coon will attend
a school on police and law enforce
ment problems to be held at the Al
len county court house every Thurs
day afternoon for 16 weeks starting
Sherilf William V. Daley, of Allen
county, has invited all the Allen
county law enforcement officers and
public officials to attend th? school
to be In charge of instructors from
SewTal other surrounding counties
will also be invited to attend the ses
BRIGHTEN UP YOUR HOME NOW
It’s the smart thing to do because DILLER FLUORESCENT
actually pays for itself! And remember, no more glare—no
eyestrain ... a light distribution that gets all around a
room color in your kitchen, too, that you’ve never known
Above all, get the finest—get fascinating DILLER FLUORES
CENT. Don’t put it off—CALL 242-W NOW!
WHEN YOU’RE SHOPPING TONIGHT, SEE DILLER
FLUORESCENT IN THE BLUFFTON NEWS WINDOW
Let Flowers radiate peace and beauty in your
home and the homes of your friends this Eastertime.
Eastermorn’ Corsages of Gardenias, Violets, For
get-me-nots, Roses, Sweet Peas.
Potted Plants Lilies, Jonquils, Hydrangeas,
Spirea, Calceolarias, Violets and Begonias.
Cut Flowers express genuine depth of feeling.
Grove Street Greenhouses
Flowers Telegraphed Anywhere
E. L. Short, Prop. Phone 404-W
this time of the year our thoughts turn to the tidings of
Easter—the message of LIFE. The egg has been very fit
tingly chosen as a sy’mbol of life. It is a reminder of Easter all
thru the year.
Thousands of “Best-Yet” hens are busy laying eggs to supply
the Easter trade and to fill incubators with eggs from which are
hatched next Winter’s layers. Hatches are off every Monday and
Thursday. Come in and see our fine chicks. A JOYOUS EASTER
The Bluffton Hatchery Co.
A meeting of Allen county officials
has also been called to consider mat
ters aiding in connection with,local
phases of the national defense pro
gram at the eouit hou^e, Wednesday
night. Coon will also attend this
In issuing the invitation to attend
this meeting Sher if Daley pointed
out that man.v Allen county industries
are engaged in defense work and that
sone ad'ance thought and prenration
should be given to the situat.'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
(Pioneers in the Hatchery Industry)
Everything in the line of pruning
tools for your spring work.
Lime & Sulphur Oil Sprays
A complete Stock of Sprays and
All kinds of Garden and Flower
Seeds. These seeds are tested and
true to name. Buy them in bulk
and save money.
Just the thing for interior decora
tion to brighten up your home for
T. Greding Hardware
THE BLUFFTON NEWS
B. F. BIERY, Business Mgr.
C. A. BIERY, Editor
Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio,
by the Bluffton News Publishing and
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 8, 1879.
Coming soon—Rexall One Cent sale.
Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Welty of Ft.
Wayne visited here over the week
Miss Mabel Jones of Pontiac, Mich.,
spent the week end at her home on
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Locher and
little daughter of Cleveland spent the
week end visiting relatives here.
Let me plow your garden with
portable garden tractor. Elmer Long,
call feluffton phone 371-W for ap
Mr. and Mrs. John Nonnamaker
and little son visited Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eiken
berry of Ada.
See the new wallpaper patterns at
Frank Neuenschwander’s, Pandora
Phone 95-F. Telephone call will
bring samples. tf
Mr. and Mrs. Gid Oberly and
daughter Luella of Lafayette visited
Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Levi Oberly.
Easter novelties baskets, candy
bunnies and eggs of all kinds. Come
here and get your money’s worth.
Hankish Fruit store.
Members of the Orange township 4-»
club will hold a bake sale at the
Bluffton Implement & Harness com
pany store, Saturday morning.
Have you read the Bluffton Hatch
Mrs. Wm. Underwood has returned
to her home on Cherry street after
spending the winter with her sister,
Mrs. Robert Robinson of Lima.
I will be at the Gratz Footwear
store on Wednesday nights again this
summer to take care of your watch
and clock troubles. Harry Zimmer
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Day of Find
lay, well known here, are expected
to return to their home this week
after spending the winter at Cortez,
Miss Mary Shellenberg who is em
ployed at the Pine restaurant is mak
ing her home with Mrs Florence
Sechler who has been ill at her home
on Railroad street.
Mrs. J. D. Ewing, Mrs. Ed Kurtz
and Mrs. Mabel Wonder of Carey and
Mrs. Randall Tuttle were vistors at
the home of Mrs. M. M. Kibler, of
South Main street, Tuesday.
Wade Lape, accompanied by Miss
Roberta Courtney, both of Chicago,
visited at the home of the former’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Lape of
Grove street the past week.
Richard Augsburger was moved
from the Bluffton Community hos
pital to the home of his parents Mr.
and Mrs. H. E. Augsburger of
North Lawn avenue, Monday.
Coming soon—Rexall One Cent sale.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Schwab have
returned to their home on North
Lawn avenue from Flint, Michigan,
where they have spent the winter at
the home of their daughter, Mrs.
Special closing out prices on all
china dinner sets including 100 piece
set Pink Blush 32 piece breakfast
set also used oak dining room
suite and 92-inch oak extension
table. Basinger’s Furniture store.
Robert West of Toldeo, youngest
son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff West of
South Lawn avenue who left last
week with the Toledo draft conting
ent, is located at Ft. Bragg, North
Basinger ambulance removals: Mrs.
Peter Moser from the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Isaac Lugibill to
Bluffton hospital Georgia Fisher
from the home of her parents to
Jesse Steiner of Toledo was in
Bluffton on a business trip, Friday.
Steiner, former instructor in the
schools here has been connected with
Waite high school in Toledo as his
tory instructor for a number of years.
Comes spring—time for awnings,
Venetian blinds and furniture up
holstering. Phone us for samples
and estimates today. Murray Up
holstering shop, Thurman & Wash
ington Sts. Phone 285-R.
Walter Klay of Waynesboro, Pa.,
formerly of Bluffton, spent the week
end here with relatives. Mr. Klay
came here accompanying Amos Stein
er also of Waynesboro, who made a
business trip to Lima. Both are em
ployed in a large machine tool plant.
Coming soon—Rexall One Cent sale.
Diller ambulance removals: Cloyce
Deifendeifer from the Bluffton hos
pital to his home east of town Mr.
and Mrs. Peter Kurtz from the
Bluffton hospital to a convalescent
home on Lima avenue in Findlay
Mrs. Basil Fisher and infant son
from the Bluffton hospital to their
home southeast of Beaverdam.
A large souvenir edition of the
Chillicothe Gazette and Advertiser
has been issued marking the opening
of the publication’s new three story
building in that city. The front part
of the new edifice is a replica of the
first capitol building of the North
west Territory, completed in 1800,
year of the first issue of the Scioto
Gazette, a predecessor of the present
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
For farms and city properties see
H. W. Althaus.
Mrs. Theodore Schultz spent last
week with her daughter Mary at
Wallpaper removed with steam
heat. Frank Neuenschwander, Pan
dora phone 95-F. tf
Wear a corsage Sunday. It adds
beauty and joy to Easter. Grove
See the Bluffton Milling company
for Funk’s Hoosier-Crost hybrid seed
com. No’s 422, 425 and 608. 52
Lysle Cahill of Cleveland spent the
week end here with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Cahill of Jefferson
A truckload of tree-ripened Flor
ida oranges, full of juice. Bluffton
Tire shop, opposite town hall. Elmer
Chas. Hankish, Jr., student at St.
Joseph’s college, Collegeville, Ind., is
spending a week’s spring vacation
at his home here.
Elmon Bigler, of Cincinnati, visit
ed with his parents Mr. and Mrs.
Otto Bigler, of South Main street,
over the week end.
Wallpaper cleaning done quickly
and neatly by the hour. Justin
Gratz. Call 467-W.
Miss Mary jSchultz, who graduated
from the Fredericks beauty school
in Lima, has accepted a position at
a beauty shop at Tiffin.
Miss June Burkholdtand Junior
Augsburger, students in Wheaton col
lege, Wheaton, HL, will arrive the
last of this week for a ten days’
Coming soon—Rexall One Cent sale.
Miss Eleanor Leiter, of Oxford,
former instructor in girls physical
education at Bluffton High school,
was a visitor at the high school
Fred Wampler, coach at Bluffton
High school from 1931 to 1933 and
now athletic coach at Terre Haute,
Ind., High school, was a visitor in
town Monday night.
Mrs. Rufus Gorham who has been
a patient in the White Cross hos
pital at Columbus for some time, was
returned to her home in Bluffton
Saturday. Her daughter June, of
Columbus, accompanied her home for
a week’s visit.
Eastertime! Flowertime! Give
flowers for joy at Easter. Grove
Walter Klay of Waynesboro, Pa.
Otto Tschantz and daughter Helen
and Mrs. Lena Wright of Akron
Mr. and Mrs. Stroble and son How
ard, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Steple
ton of Lima were guests Sunday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Stepleton of North Lawn avenue.
Coming soon—Rexall One Cent sale.
Dr. and Mrs. R. G. Whisler of South
Spring street spent the past week end
in Columbus where Dr. Whisler at
tended meetings of the Ohio College
association held in the Deshler-Wal
lick hotel. They are also visiting
friends in Columbus and Dr. Whis
ler’s brother and family in Zanesville
during the Bluffton college spring va
cation this week.
A student cast and their director
all from Heidelberg college, Tiffin,
which presented the play “St. Claud
ia” at the St. John’s Reformed church
last Thursday night were entertained
following the program at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Niswander
north of Bluffton. Included in the
group were: Margaret Hopkins,
Shirley Cuthbertson, Jean Shaw,
Martha Blemker, Lillian Bordor, Jos
ephine Niswander, Ralph Hammond,
Arthur Swinehart, Tom Foley, Don
Kleckner, Harold Essig, Wm. Wil
koft and Prof. H. D. Hopkins.
Betty Samsal Weds
Fred Cook In Lima
In an impressive ceremony last
Sunday afternoon in the Lima First
Baptist church, Miss Betty Samsel,
of Lima, became the bride of Fred
Cook, also of that city.
The bridegroom is a student in
Bluffton college and the bride at
tended college here last year. After
April 13 they will make their home
here. Cook is associated with the
College Book Exchange.
Palms and lighted candelabra
adorned the chancel for the marriage
service, read by Rev. H. L. Stoddard,
The bride wore an afternoon frock
of moss green silk crepe, with saddle
tan hat, and a shoulder corsage of
To Meet April 18
Dr. H. W. Nisonger, professor of
adult education at Ohio State uni
versity, and Harrison Sayre, chair
man of Governor Bricker’s Commis-.
sion on Democracy, will speak at the
meeting of the newly formed com
munity co-ordinating council to be
held at the high school cafeteria
Friday night, April 18 at 7:15
Announcement of the meeting was
made by A. J. B. Longsdorf, presi
dent of the council. The speakers
have no prepared addresses but will
informally discuss problems connect
ed with the organization and opera
tion of the council. The forum
method will be used, it was an
nounced by council officials.
Growing children should consume
at least one quart of milk daily
adults at least a pint.
The Amico club met at the home
of Mrs. Kenneth Watkins of Colum
bus Grove, Friday night. The pro
gram in charge of Mrs. Esther
Kirtland, was followed by playing
the game of bunco. A theatre party
will be enjoyed by the club in two
The meeting of the Travel Class
has been indefinitely postponed, it
was announced this week.
The Poinsettia club will meet
Wednesday night at the home of
Mrs. Marie Stonehill with Miss
Theressa Slusser acting as assistant
hostess. The following program will
be presented: Good Neighbor Tour,
Mrs. John Biome and Mrs. Edgar
Conaway Special feature, Mrs. Guy
Selecting Sunday, her grand
mother’s birthday as her wedding
day, Miss Mary Louise Whisler,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J.
Whisler of Bluffton, will be married
to Robert McVey, son of Rev. and
Mrs. A. E. McVey of Elyria at the
Pleasant View United Brethren
church. Open church will be ob
served at the wedding which will
take place at 2:30 p. m.
Golden Jubilee Tea
Honoring charter members and
past presidents of women’s clubs in
Bluffton a Golden Jubilee tea was
held by the Federation of Women’s
clubs at the home of Mrs. John Fett
of South Main stree Friday after
Musical numbers were presented by
Miss Ann Rovvhns, Bluffton college
soprano and the college string quartet
composed of Harold and Arthur
Thiessen, William Holtkamp and
Eat ter Weddir.g
Easter morning has been chosen as
the wedding day of Miss Esther
Gratz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.
D. Gratz of South Lawn avenue, and
Robert Motter, formerly of Bluffton
and now living in Lima. The cere
mony will take place at the St.
Johns Reformed church Sunday
morning at 7:30 o’clock with the
wedding vows to be received by
Rev. Emil Burrichter, the bride’s
Matron of Honor will be Mrs.
Berda Firestone, sister of the bride
and best man will be John Romey
of Columbus. Both Miss Gratz and
Mr. Motter are graduates of Bluff
ton High school. Mr. Motter is em
ployed as a clerk at the National
Bank of Lima and Miss Gratz is
employed in the office of the City
Loan in Lima.
Literary Study Club
The Literature Study club of the
Lima Branch of the University Wom
en met at the home of Mrs. Waldo
Diller of South Main street, Wednes
The Women’s Auxiliary of the
American Legion met at the Legion
hall, Tuesday night with tho program
in charge of the rehabilitation com
mittee under the chairmanship of
Mrs. Clarence Rockey.
The following program was pre
sented: Vocal duet by Jeanette
Burkholder and Levon Wilch violin
quartet by by Elmer Stonehill, Fred
Sumney, Donavin Augsburger and
Twelve guests were present for the
A bridal shower was held in honor
of Mrs. Henry Shaller, a recent bride,
when a number of friends gathered at
her home last Wednesday night.
The evening was spent informally
with many beautiful gifts presented
to the bride. At a late hour, a dainty
luncheon was served by the hostesses,
Mrs. Louise Stratton and Marie
The following were present: Miss
es Opal and Dorothy Edinger, Sylvia
Hartman, Verena and Marie Winkler,
Louetta Moser, Rachel Hoffer, Maril
yn Battles, Mary Payne, Lillian Dill
man, Ida and Lydia Winker Mrs.
Vivian Guider ,Mrs. Naomi Basinger.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shaller, Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Simon and daughter
Doris, Henry Schaler, the honored
guest, Mrs. Shaler and the hostesses,
Mrs. Stratton and Mrs. Ream.
Other sending gifts were: Misses
Fairy Nonnamaker, Vidella Bucher
and Alma Schaller.
Mother Of Former
Bluffton Man Dies
Word has been received here this
week of the death of the mother of
Edwin Bash, who died at her home
at White Cottage, near Zanesville,
Saturday morning. Bash was an in
structor at Bluffton High school
about 30 years ago and is a son-in
law of Mrs. M. M. Kibler of South
Funeral services for Mrs. Bash,
aged 74, were held Monday.
At Final PT A Meet
“Religion in the Home” was dis
cussed by Mrs. Charles Armentrout
at the final meeting of the Bluffton
Parent-Teachers association held at
the high school cafeteria, Tuesday
The address was preceded with se
lections by the Junior High school
girls chorus under the direction of
Miss Elizabeth Higley, school music
instructor. Refreshments were serv
Following the resignation of Mrs.
Forrest Steinman as president-elect
of the organization, Mrs. Raymond
Stratton, south of Bluffton, was
namedt he new incoming president.
Gerhard Buhler, principal of the high
school, was chosen first vice-president
of the association.
Swiss Exhibit Ibex
Near Interlaken, Switzerland, is
the Harder Ibex Preserve, estab
lished to conserve the ence-numerous
species of leaping-goat which is
found in the Alps. A baby ibex two
months old can jump over an ob
stacle three feet high.
See the machine that regulates your
watch while you wait. Wlli be at
Gratz shoe store on Wednesday nights
this summer. Harry Zimmerman.
Wanted—Washings and ironings.
Alice Stager, 268 S Lawn Ave. 52
Wanted—Healthy rat terrier or
fox terrier puppies also rabbit
hutches. Write Philip Long, Ada,
Route 2. tf
Wanted—Corn, oats and ben ground,
share or cash also custom plowing.
Rayon J. Boutwell, 3 miles East of
Orange Center. 50
Wanted—Reliable man to call on
farmers in county. Steady work,
good pay. No experience or capital
required. Write Mr. Wood, Box 14,
Greenville, C. 50
Wanted Wool. Highest prices
paid for your wool. Russell Am
stutz, phone 479-W. 50
Wanted—To wash and stretch cur
tains also wash blankets. Inquire
367 Cherry St.
Wanted—Cream. We are paying
36c today. Steiner Hatchery. Phone
Wanted—To buy orphan lamb to
feed with bottle. Samuel Ruhler,
218 S. Lawn avenue. Phone 395-R.
Wanted—Wool, corn, oats. We
pay a premium on dry corn. Master
For rent—Good large trucking lot,
713 South Main St. Elmer Lora.
For rent—Two room apartment
available in two weeks. See Edgar
For sale—Standard size inside
door also 3 Kirsch drapery rods.
Mrs. C. B. Fett, Campus Drive.
For sale—Model A Ford coupe in
good condition. Mrs. S. S. Huber,
5 miles south of town on Bentley Rd.
For sale—Crosley radio, $5 bed
davenport. Odell Alspach.
For sale—5 room house, Jackson
and Elm streets, $3,250. Write Hiram
Welty, 2120 S. Hanna St., Ft. Wayne,
For sale—12-24 Oliver Hart power
tractor in good running order. Price
$75. Reno Oberly, 2 miles north of
town on county line.
For sale—Used Estate Heatrola
also Renown kitchen range. Nelson
Herr, 139 N. Lawn Ave. Bluffton
For sale—Hog house 5 by 7 feet.
Harvey Haas. Mt. Cory.
For sale—1931 Chevrolet coupe in
good condition. Inquire 367 Cherry
For sale—Spraying and dusting
material for orchards and potatoes.
Also oil for dormant spraying. Seth
For sale—Potatoes. Clarence Stein
er. Bluffton phone. tf
For sale—Modern house 364 Cherry’
St. Richard Bixel, Ad rm tf
For sale—Truckload of Florida
oranges, full of juice. Buy here and
save money. Bluffton Tire shop, op
posite town hall. Elmer Burkholder,
For sale—Studio couch also 2 piece
living room suite, all in good condi
tion. Mrs. Harlan Moser, 214 N.
For sale—Limited amount of can
ned whole tomatoes, tomato juice,
com, peas and beans. Amstutz can
For sale—50 yearling White Leg
horn hens also 1930 Chevrolet se
dan in extra good shape. Mrs. Eliza
beth Boutwell, Col. Grove road. 51
For sale—Shepherd-Collie pup#
Cal Burkholder. 2 miles west of
For sale—Each week from now on.
Baby chicks from 20 different breeds.
Started chicks from many different
breeds. 2,000 started and one-day-old
cockerels. All chicks from High
Quality Breeding. Blue Ribbon
Hatchery, Inc., Beaverdam.
For sale—Armour and Agrico fer
tilizer. “Steiner’s” Ultra Life Chick
starter. Master Feed Mill, phone
For sale—Farm of 71 acres 2
miles north and 1 mile west of Ada.
Cheap if taken at once. A. Rupert,
R. R. 3, Ada, Ohio.
For sale—Wayne seed oats, excel
lent quality. High germination.
State tested. H. B. Marshall &
Fsrst Sight of Buffalo
The buffalo was first seen by white
men in Anahuac, the Aztec capital
of Mexico, in 1521, when Cortez and
his men paid their first visit to the
menagerie of King Montezuma. In
its wild state the animal was first
seen in southern Texas in 1530 by a
shipwrecked Spanish sailor.
For Quality Dry Clean
ing Phone 302-W
We Dry Clean
and Press Daily
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We Call for and Deliver
Why do thousands ride
C. & L. E. Buses?
IS THE ANSWER!
C. & I.. E. schedules fit the riding hab
its of the majority. Where travel war
rants buses leave every hour. Ask your
ticket agent for a C. & L. E. timetable.
C. & L. E. SERVES
Sidney’s Drug Shop
129 No. Main
Cincinnati & Lake Erie
... speaking of
gardening this spring
To have vegetables next
summer means gardening this
To have insurance protection
in an emergency means taking
out a policy beforehand.
This is the time for spring
gardening—it’s also time to
look after your automobile in
surance. Better do it today.
W. F. IUTZI
Dependable Insurance for
See Us for Bonds
SEE OUR NEW UNE OF
Paints and Brushes
Roll and Up
Lange stock of new col
orful patterns, including
new designs in striped and
Ruff’s 5c to $1 Store
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