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A busy period of commencement! next week. week with quet. eiV Toledo Htghuay 2V May Be Abandoned! Abandonment of a proposal to cre ate an improved Lima-Toledo high-l 1L4 per cent 24 way following present Route thru! 9.4 per cent, 21, Putnam county appeared likely this! and 6.5 per cent week after a meeting in Ottawa to| discuss ject. plans for financing the pro- Putnam county xiilage by the highway had been Each Lima Rteycue Mission Feeds 1,452 In April] Approval of the financing was said I of Mennonites at the yearly meeting to have been voted by three villages,Ito be held at Souderton, Pa., during but Columbus Grove municipal repre-l the latter part of August. sentatives announced Saturday that I This was decided at the annual the town cannot finance any part of I business meeting of the seminary the purchase of right-of-way. Ot-1 board held at the Y. M. C. A. hotel tawa, Leipsic and Belmore are the I in Chicago on Thursday. Attending other towns involved. I from Bluffton were Dr. L. L. Ram- Unless villages and Putnam coun-1 seyer, Rev. Paul E. Whitmer and ty commissioners can reach a satis-1 Rev. H. T. Unruh. Several possible factory solution in the financing prob-1 sites, including Bluffton, are reported Jem, the proposal will be abandoned, under consideration, state highway department officials have announced. Grove Firm Exports Shorthorn Heifer the'Dominican Republic was a heifer! from the herd of Benroth & Griffith.! News Want-Ads Bring Results. MUNSON R. BIXEL, M. D. Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. M. 1-3 P. M. 7-8 P. M. From Bluffton T«’o Beaverdam Friday] Go To Camp Tuesday Commencement exercises for 171 Following a six-weeks’ period of graduating seniors will be held at I minor activity, Allen county draft 8 pm. this Fridav at Beaverdam I procedure will be speeded up within High school, with Dr. J. L. Clifton,! the next week, with three Bluffton of Ohio State university, appearing I area men among 22 called for select as the speaker. service training on Tuesday of activity opened last Saturday,! Local men to be inducted into the| pound, the annual junior-senior ban-1 army on that date include James Baccalaureate conducted Sun-I^est, Bluffton Donald E. Crawfis, day by Rev. Emil Burrichter, pastor! Route Two, Bluffton, and Cail^ L.cents. of St. Johns and Emmanuel Re-1 Warner, Route Two, Lafayette. W estl commanded a top price of 78 cents formed church of Bluffton. I s Bluffton village ckrk. I and js reported that during the In the graduating class are Ruth! Of the 22 men called from Alien! c,vji War this figure soared to the Yarger, Vera Van Meter, Rebecca! county, Board 3, in which Bluffton| dollar mark Marshall, Zerrene Kidd, Esther Hoch-1 is included, is providing eight. Board Stettler, Ruth Freet, Luella Bailey,! 2 also will send eight draftees, and Carol Fem Anderson, Gordon Alli-I the total for Board 1 is seven. son, Stanley Borber, Lewis Bassitt,! Breakdown of Ohio induction Carl Beery, Wavne Downey, Richard! ports show that 77 per cent of thel Lewis, Joe Lombard, George McCoyl persons drafted for army service un-| and Robert McElwain. I the selective service act have!J _________. I been in the 21 to 27 year age! I Largest single group is the 22-1 touched asked to cooperate by providng funds I Re-opening of the Witmarsum for the purchase of rght-of-wayl Theological seminary will be pre thru the towns. I rented before the General Conference year-olds, comprising 15.5 per cent! 1 of the total. Of the remainder, 14.11 per cent have been 23 years old I 9.3 per cent 25 I cent, 21 7.6 per cent 26,1 Vote To Present Seminary Opening] Draft Registration To Be Next July 1 The Lima Rescue Mission fed! selective service enrollment last Octo-1 1,452 men and gave lodging to 4491 ber must register for conscription on I transients during the month of April, l^u]y was announced last week I it was announced by Rev. A. I)»l at draft headquarters in Washington,! Welty, director of the institution.! p. I The mission broadcasts every Sunday! Date for the new registration will! evening over station WLOK in Lima! be formally announced in a presi-l from 5:30 to 6:00 o’clock. I dential proclamation. All who reach! tbe age of 21 between last fall’s reg-| istration and July 1 will be affected. Among the 53 head of purebred! _________ I Shorthorn cattle recently exported tol I The coarse stone base on Huber The band plays every year at the street will be finished this week and! annuai Donnel employes party in the tar and stone chips will be ap-l Findlay. plied the fore part of r.?xt week. I The a]uninj association this year e repair crew will then be-l bas decided f0 g0 back to the former gin 111 improving College avenue! p]an of bavjng both the banquet and from Main to the first alley past! dancing. Jackson street. A tar bound and1 stone chip top will be applied to the surface of this section of road. Office, 118 Cherry St. Phone 120-F Bluffton, O. Melville D. Soash, M. D. The Commercial Bank Bldg. Bluffton, Ohio X-RAY FLUOROSCOPE Telephone 254-W D. C. BIXEL, O.D. GORDON BIXEL, O.D. Citizens Hank Bldg.. Bluffton EYESIGHT SPECIALISTS Eyes Exmined Without Drops Closed Thursday Afternoon & Evening Office Hours: 8:30 A. M—5:30 I*. M. 7:30 P. 8:30 P. M. Francis Basinger, D. D. S. Evan Basinger, D. D. S. Telephone 271-W Bluffton, Ohio Bluffton area young men who be-1 came 21 years of age since the first! near Columbus Grove. I _____ I Seed stock of only the outstanding! Teaching personnel of the All-Men-1 Shorthorn breeders has been selected! nonite retreat to be held at Quaker! and the inclusion of the stock of fhel Haven, Indiana, August 4 to 10, was! Grove firm marks the area as among! announced this week by the retreat! the corn belt’s leading nurseries of[ commttee. I purebred Shorthorn cattle. The faculty will consist of Prof. I The 53 head constitute the largest! a. C. Schultz of Bluffton college consignment of purebred livestock! Rev. paui e. Whitmer of Bluffton ever bought for export from the! Rev. Raymond Hartzler of Carlock,! United Stated by a single purchaser. I Rev. William Stauffer, Sugar-1 They represent a $15,000 investment! creek- Freeman Burkhalter of Berne,! and are being bought by Gen. Rafael! incj. Rev. Jesse Smucker, Newton,! L. Trujillo, ex-president of the re-|Kansas I public and will be used in his own I Dr w. Bauman, of Bluffton col-1 herd and for his country s livestock I ]ege js chairman of the general! improvement program. planning committee. Work Progressing ft. S. Alumni Engage On Street Repairs! Toledo Dance Band It is estimated that approximately! one million men will be subject to the! registration call. I tMennOJUte KCtrCat Huber street I Dick Hansleman and his orchestra, program of I of Toledo, will provide the music for Bluffton is I dancing at the annual re-union of With repair work on nearly completed, the street improvement in progressing according to schedule, it I the Bluffton High school alumni as-1 was announced by Lee Coon, Bluffton I sociation to be held in the gymnas street commissioner. ium Fridav night Mav 30 New sidewalks are being construct-1 The orchestra is a 10-piece aggre ed on the street from Jefferson to I gation and has played at many Ohio Mound by property owners. college and university functions. I I Staff Is AnnOUfUcdl State Inspector To Examine Site Representative from the state de-1 partment of health will be here to I Inspect a five acre tract, part of I the former Fox Farm on Riley street I which purchase the town council is I considering as a site for a possible! future municipal sewage disposal! plant. Purchase of the land was pro-1 I by the council about a month! ago to prepare for the likelihood that a municipal sewage disposal plant ultimately will be constructed here. The site has already been inspect ed by Carlton S. Finkbeiner, of Cnampe, Finkbeiner and Associates, Toledo engineers, who was at the I council meeting Monday night and reported that in his opinion the land would be suitable for a plant loca tion. Finkbeiner indicated that he had contacted state health authorities I and that an inspector will be here in the near future to report back to I the board in regard to the present contemplated site. Stimulated Bv Defense Needs wool Soars To New High Mark Of Season Stimulated by heavy demands of the United States army for wool uni forms and blankets, wool prices on local markets took a jump to reach a new high mark of 43 cents per The average price paid for the pro duct in this area has been about 30 In the early twenties wool ___ __ ____________ farmers have been wool for about a Most of the shearing their month now although there still re mains a considerable quantity to come in. Some of the wool producers of the area have been holding their n„ product in anticipation of even high to 27 year market prjces_ la the 22-1 The most common l.reed in the gxuup lb Vile 70 1871-1941 DEEPSLEEP LOUNGE Bluffton area is the Shropshire sheep which is known its hardiness and its ability to produce an excellent quality of wool. This general corn belt area is of the proper climatic and geographic condition to produce the highest quality of wool and area farmers are turning increasingly to this source of income. s3995 SENSATIONAL value for a low price. Coil spring and back gives real comfort, drops down to make a spacious bed. Storage box in base for bedding. Smart covers with stripes, on back grounds of green, blue or mulberry. The Bluffton wool goes to brokers, who, for the most part, sell to New England woolen mills. Richland Center Mrs. Eva Stevens of Upper San dusky spent Friday and Saturday at the Otto Amstutz home. Mrs. Clyde Giant and son Gary were Sunday dinner guests at the J. I. Luginbuhl home. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schaublin such i base Back beautyrest modern i.oixci: America’s leading lounge! Remarkably low’ priced! Has three important advantages. (1) Beautiful modern style with fully up holstered arms, in a choice of smart covers. (2) Famous Beauty rest innerspring con struction in seat and back. Marvelous supper guests of Mr, and Mrs, Wal ter Schaublin. Mrs. Dean Myers and family of Mansfield and Mrs. Joe Parker of Rockport spent Saturday afternoon at the Amos Gerber home. Mr. and Mrs. Clair Leiber and family were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart and sons. Mr. and Mrs. John Blackbum and son of Columbus were Sunday guests at the Otto Amstutz home. Miss Patsy Ann Schaublin is spending a few days with her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schaublin. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Zimmerman and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Badertscher and family and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Badertscher and were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Badertscher and son. son Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Coon of Millersburg were week end guests at the J. I. Luginbuhl home. Rev. and Mrs. Eli Steiner spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Basinger's furniture Stere Mr. and Mrs. Francis Basinger and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. Amos Basinger spent Sunday in Berne, Ind. Mrs. Ella Dillman was a Sunday evening supper guests at the Amos Luginbuhl home. Herbert Ream of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Myron Foust of Akron, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ream of Lima were Monday evening supper guests at the Walter Schaublin callers were Mr. Niswander. I 3 s4995 comfort. (3) Patented “Glide-Easy” mech anism. Easy to operate opens to large size bed. You don’t have to pull lounge awray from wall to open. In addition the Beautyrest Lounge has a strong sturdy frame there is a bedding compartment in base ... it is carefully tailored. home. Evening and Mrs. Albert Mel Long and and Mr. and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. daughter Dorothy Ed Marquart and son Melvin spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. John Marquart and family. Mrs. Noah Zimmerman spent Thursday at the Andrew Hochstettler home. Real Estate Tax Statements Mailed Last-half 1940 real estate tax pay ments so far have amounted to $70,- Buy now Before prices advance Treasurer Byron H. Dershem. Statements of taxes now are being mailed to county property owners. Sales tax receipts last week amounted to $7,972.21 for the week, an aggregate since the first of the year of $117,794.20. Wins First In State Scholarship Test Joan Huber, student in Wooster high school and daughter of Dr. and Mrs. L. L. Huber of Wooster, former Bluffton residents, has been awarded first place in the statewide Class A high school competition in world his tory, it was announced by the state department of education the first of the week. Test in this subject was taken re cently in district contest held at Kent State university, one of eight district contests in the state. Work of the students who took tests in the various districts was compared to de termine state wide ratings. ^TENT",DE.tASXVIECHANlSM Hit up seat ta open. Front «tides forward. Back drops down. Compart went in base for bedding.