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Reminiscences concerning school
days of 60 years ago took place at
the annual reunion of the “Has Been”
Boys and Girls organization of the
old Cannonsburg school of 1880-1881
at the residence of Mrs. Loa Crist in
Rawson last Wednesday. Dinner was
served later at the Rawson Methodist
The old one room Cannonsburg
school, typical of early American rur
al education was located about 5
miles east of Bluffton close to Jenera.
Early school pranks, spelling bees,
barn dances, literary meetings and
other social gatherings all same in
for their share of discussion during
the reunion.
The following program was pre
sented at the afternoon session:
Scripture, Mrs. Howard Williamson
prayer, Mr. Smart Letters from those
absent read by Mrs. Hazel Caugh
man, secy. remarks, Mrs. Loa Crist,
Mr. Freed, Mr. Smart, Mrs. Anna
Although the various grades were
well represented there were only four
remaining of the oldest class in school
during the winter of 1880-1881. Sev
eral members of the club have died
during the past year. These were:
Mrs. Molly Blymer, Mrs. Rilla Mar
shall, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Palmer,
Dr. Wm. Marshall and Frank Slem
New officers named at the meeting
are: President, Loa Crist Secretary
Treasurer, Mrs. Geo. Caughman.
Those present at the reunion were:
Mrs. John Fett, Mrs. George Duff
man, Mrs. Duluth Strunk, Bluffton
Mrs. John Althaus, Mrs. Harold Koch
and sons John and Donald, Mrs. Ha
rion Struble, Mrs. A. W. Ruth and
daughter Joan, Mrs. Bertha Farling,
60 Year Old Reminiscences Exchanged At
Reunion Meeting Of Cannonsburg School
Closing Out Sale
of Merchandise
Saturday, June 21, 1941
New and used Ferrotype plates Flash Bulbs Photo
flood bulbs Mounting irons—for mounting snapshots
Mounting corners Cable releases New and used kodaks
and cameras Dark room lights and bulbs Quality frames
for your photographs at reduced prices Several other
items at reduced prices.
If your portrait is on display you may have it free of
charge if you buy a frame.
Mr. and Mrs. N. Turner, Mt. Cory
Victor Cornwell, Columbus Mrs. L.
Crist, Rev. Landis, Mr. and Mrs. For
sythe, Mr. Freed, Mrs. Howard Will
iamson, Rawson Mr. Smart, Arcadia.
Summer School At
College Under Way
Inaugurating the Hiram plan of
intensive study, the summer school
session .at Bluffton college is under
way with 30 students registered for
the courses, according to announce
ment this week by Ray Hilty, regis
Under the new plan each student
registers for only one course and
studies intensively and finishes the
entire course in a three weeks’
Three three-week periods will be
used for the summer term. Additional
students are expected to register for
the second and third periods.
Members of the summer faculty
are: Dr. J. S. Schultz, Prof. Otto
Holtkamp, Prof. Jacob Klassen, Dr.
I. W. Bauman, Prof. H. W. Berky,
Prof. J. O Loganbill and Prof. P.
W. Stauffer.
Rachel Criblez To
Teach At Pandora
Miss Rachel Criblez, a 1941 grad
uate of Bluffton college, has been
hired as instructor in commercial
subjects at Pandora High school.
Her addition to the teaching staff
completes the faculty at the Riley
township institution, headed by Supt.
Charles Grothaus, also a Bluffton
—and the powerful, big saving on
tickets to these parts!
“City folks sure seem to take a lot of pleasure in
cornin’ ’round these mountains. They tell me those
Greyhounds are the way to go places, see things,
and still keep your money in your jeans.”
This Bank is making Loans
OUND loans are a'rightful and
fundamental function of banking
beneficial to the bank, the
and the community.
We have always made good loans, are
making them now, and want to make
more. Our resources are adequate for
any justified financial program,—either
commercial or individual.
We welcome the opportunity to consider
loan applications, large or small, and in
vite you to confer with us when you
need credit accommodation.
The Citizens National Bank
Bluffton, Ohio
One-Way Rd.-Trip
Mackinaw ........ ...»....$ 8.05
Norfolk, Va. ................. 11.80
Detroit, Mich................. 2.10
Richmond, Va................ 10.45
We do the planning—you have the fun—
when you take a Greyhound—
B. F. BIERY, Business Mgr.
A. BIERY, Editor
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Carey asbestos siding and asphalt
shingles at Greding’s hardware.
Place your order for sour cherries
with B. J. Boutwell, 3 miles east of
Orange Center.
Mrs. Ora Wetherill is spending
several weeks in Ashville visiting
her sister-in-law.
Miss Jennie Althaus is spending
the week with her son, Devon
Althaus, at Bethel.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hauenstein of
South Jackson street are spending a
week at Devils Lake, Michigan.
Mrs. Joe Crouse of Ada, spent
Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Noah
Augsburger at the H. E. Augsburger
Miss Laura Schoonover of Lima
visited at the home of her sister
Mrs. William Schifferly of North
Main street.
The Eastern Star chapter will hold
its regular meeting Friday night.
Tureen supper at 6:30. Kathryn
Steinman, W. M.
Mrs. Carl Miller of Columbia City,
Ind., is visiting at the home of her
brother Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Amstutz
of near Bluffton.
Mrs. D. S. Flick of South Main
street is visiting with her daughter,
Mrs. C. S. Hickey, the former
Gladys Flick, of Toledo.
Call Steiner Coal Co. for low
summer prices on Little Joe, Green
Ridge and Pocahontas Coal. Office
phone 265-Y Residence 174-W. tf
Stanley Basinger ambulance re
moval Charles and Margaret Shu-,
maker from a doctor's office to the
R. A. Shumaker residence on Mound
Notice—Canning season opens Fri
day, June 13 at Amstutz Cannery.
Will be open every Tuesday and
Friday until further notice. Am
stutz Cannery. tf
Lysle Cahill and James Drum
mond of Cleveland spent the week
end at the home of the former’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cahill
of Jefferson street.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Biery and
daughters Roberta and Beverly are
expected to return the last of the
week from a ten days’ motor trip
thru Canada and the New England
See the Neu-Art ad in this issue
for closing out bargains in photo
graphic equipment. The studio will
remain open every day from 8:00
a. m. to 8:30 p. m., except Sunday,
until further notice.
R. L. Triplett, Arden Baker, Fred
Wenger, Norman Triplett, and F. J,
Lingle, of the Triplett Electrical In
strument Co., have returned from
Chicago where they have been at
tending the national radio show’.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Amstutz and
family of near Bluffton attended
the reunion of the class of 1923 of
Leipsic High school at the Leipsic
community park Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Amstutz was superintendent of
the Leipsic High school during that
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
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Augsburger
returned Monday afternoon after
having spent the week end motor
ing through Kentucky, W. Virginia
and southern Ohio. They were Sun
day dinner guests in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Humphrey at
Lexington, Ky.
Farmers Attention—I will con
tinue to cull, worm and vaccinate
chickens. Will pay top prices for
poultry. Oliver Zimmerman. Phone
316-W. 630 S. Main St.
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. McCune who
have been visiting here for over two
weeks left Monday morning for their
home in McFadden, Wyoming. In
Bluffton they visited at the home of
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. S.
Burkholder and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
McCune and family.
You’ll never realize how’ much
cooler awnings and Venetian blinds
will make yoar home until you try
them. Phone us today for estimates
—no obligation. Also furniture re
upholstering, pickup and delivery
service. Murray Upholstering shop,
corner Washington and Thurman
Sts. Phone 285-R.
Call Steiner Coal Co. for low
summer prices on Little Joe, Green
Ridge and Pocahontas Coal. Office
phone 265-Y Residence 174-W. tf
Mrs. B. D. Smuoker left for South
Bend, Ind., Sunday afternoon w’ith
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schultz of
that place. Mrs. Smucker will visit
several days with her brother, Mr.
and Mrs. William Ebersole of South
Bend, and then go to Chicago where
she will visit tw’o w’eeks w’ith her
son, Mr. and Mrs. Don Smucker.
Mr. and Mrs. Schultz were visiting
w’ith the former’s parents, Dr. and
Mrs. J. S. Schultz of South Lawn
avenue during the Bluffton college
ccommencement season.
Carey asbestos siding and asphalt
shingles at Greding’s hardware.
Mrs. J. S. Steiner attended the
high school graduation exercises of
her grandson Joe Dilley at Athens
last week.
Mrs. M. M. Kibler is visiting all
the home of her daughter Mrs. Ed
win Bash, formerly Miss Helen Kib
ler, at Lorain.
Mr. and Mrs. George Klay and
son and daughter Richard and Mar
gery visited w’ith Mr. and Mrs. Riley
Dally of Beaverdam, Sunday.
Zitelia Getties, Mary Alice Geiger
and Jeanne Baumgartner have ac
cepted summer positions at the
Gregg department store in Lima.
Call Steiner Coal Co. for low’
summer prices on Little Joe, Green
Ridge and Pocahontas Coal. Office
phone 265-Y Residence 174-W. tf
Mrs. Donivan Baumgartner and
sons, Dick and Dave of Cleveland,
w’ill visit at the home of Dr. and
Mrs. J. S. Steiner for several w’eeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cahill and son
Lysle and James Drummond and
Mr. and Mrs. Allan McCluer at
tended the Krohn reunion at Pan
dora, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Amstutz and
sons w’ere Sunday afternoon guests
of the John Dodge family reunion at
Napoleon. The reunion formerly was
held in Bluffton.
Mrs. Frank Dilley, Frank Jr. and
James Dilley visited Mammoth Cave
in Kentucky and at present are vis
iting at the Dr. J. S. Steiner resi
dence in Bluffton.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Amstutz and
sons w’ere Sunday evening visitors at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
Schick and Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Schick and daughter.
The Boy Scouts will sponsor an
ice cream social in a roped-off area
between the Methodist and Mennonite
churches Wednesday night of next
week. Proceeds will go to the camp
Mrs. Chas. J. Armentrout of War
rensburg, Mo., is visiting her two
sons, Rev. Chester Armentrout of
Columbus Grove, and Rev. Chas.
Armentrout of Bluffton. She will
leave for Missouri over the week
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Lora and
daughter Beverly Lou of Blissfield,
Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stahley
and family of Ada, Mrs. Walter
Deppler and son James were Sun
day guests at the Charles Lora home
w’est of Bluffton.
Diller ambulance removals: Mrs.
Francis Throckmorton and infant son
from the Lima Memorial hospital to
their home in Lafayette Mrs. Wm.
Underwood from the Lima St.
Rita’s hospital to the home of her
sister on Central avenue in Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. Olan Oberly and
family of Jenera Mr. and Mrs.
Virgil Doty and daughter of Lima
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Basinger and
family of Pandora Mr. and Mrs.
Laurence Balmer and son of Toledo,
and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Badert
scher of this place visited with Mr.
and Mrs. Levi Oberly and family
Court Decision Made
In Stouffer Estate
Bertha Barton Stouffer, 51, of
Cridersville, is the surviving wife of
the late Wilson L. Stouffer, wealthy
North aBltimore hardw’are merchant
and landowner, who died July 22,
1940, and as such is entitled to a
legal share in the estate.
That w’as the decree handed down
Monday by Judge Earl K. Solether,
of the Wood county common pleas
court at Bowling Green.
Decision in the claim of the Crid
ersville woman brings the case one
step nearer ultimate distribution of
the estate appraised at $259,901.16.
Seven persons were named in the
A month after Stouffer’s death,
suit was filed asserting he and
Bertha Barton Stouffer had entered
into a common law marriage ar
rangement in 1919 that they had
lived together as man and wife and
that she was entitled to her full
legal share of the property, as his
surviving spouse.
The decision entered into this week
is understood to represent an agree
ment in the case to clear the way
for ultimate settlement. The amount
to be paid to the Cridersville woman
was not indicated altho it is under
stood to be less than a wife’s legal
As legal heir, Stouffer in his will
named a daughter, Mrs. Charles
Montgomery, of Bluffton.
Wet Weather Delays
Kibler Street Work
Wet weather has delayed the Kib
ler street improvement program, but
work is expected to get under wray
again within the next few days.
Grading of the widened street be
tween Jackson and Grove streets
practically is completed, and the
stone base will be put on the thoro
fare as soon as weather permits,
Street Commissioner Lee Coon said
Addresses Of Men
In Service
Pvt. Donivan Berry,
Co. B, 28 Medical Train Battalion
Camp Grant, Illinois.
Garden Club
The Garden club will meet Friday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. S.
Schultz, with Mrs. Geo. Miller as
sistant hostess.
The following program has been
arranged: Rose Points, Mrs. C. F.
Niswander Royal Show-offs—Lilies,
Mrs. Otto Holtkamp.
Bridal Shower
In honor of Miss Eleanor Nis
wander, bride-elect of Glenn R. Mor
gan, Miss Martha Niswander enter
tained with a shower at her home on
South Main street, Saturday night.
Games and contests formed the
evening’s entertainment. The fol
lowing guests w’ere present:
Mrs. Myrl Hull, of Tiffin Mrs.
Richard Thutt, Mrs. Paul Hughes,
Mrs. James Mikesell, Miss Mary
Emma Hadsell, of Lima Miss
Lucille Graham, of Steubenville
Mrs. Hiram Diller, of Pandora Mrs.
Arden Baker, Mrs. Wilford Steiner,
Mrs. Wm. Edwards, Mrs. Gerald
Berry, Mrs. Paul Stauffer Misses
Marcella Steiner, Rita Hankish,
Dorothy Schumacher, Phyllis Trip
plehorn, Mrs. W. M. Niswander and
the honored guest.
Regrets w’ere sent by Mrs. Robert
Long and Miss Doris Keiler, of
Lima Miss Barbara Hauenstein,
Bluffton Mrs. Ralph Locher, of
Cleveland, and Mrs. Allen Stauffer,
Biglerville, Pa.
Century Circle
A picnic will be enjoyed by mem
bers of the Century Circle club at
the Buckeye lake Thursday after
noon at 5:30 o’clock.
4-H Livestock Club
The Orange 4-H Livestock and
Crop club held a meeting Friday
night at the Community house. As
the roll was called each member
told how the club could be improved.
The club decided to hold an ice
cream social Thursday night, July
10 at the Orange Community house.
The Hancock county 4-H band will
furnish the music.
As a summer project some of the
boys W’ill take up metal roofing. A
soft ball game will be held June 27.
Alpha Gamma Club
The Alpha Gamma club will meet
Friday night at the home of Miss
Marcella Steiner on Kibler street,
according to an announcement made
by Mrs. Don Patterson, president of
the club.
The Jolly Seven Club
The Jolly Seven club held its
first business meeting at the home
of Miriam Schaeublin Tuesday after
noon. The following officers were
elected: Pres., Miriam Schaeublin
Vice Pres., Nadine Allman Sec’y.,
Dorothy Burkholder Reporter, Vir
ginia Miller Recreation, Mary
Elizabeth Habegger club advisor,
Mrs. Virgilene Bucher.
The club will hold a bake sale
Tuesday afternoon. At the next
meeting Mary Elizabeth Habegger
and Dorothy Burkholder will give a
demonstration on posture.
Legion Auxiliary
During the summer the American
Legion Auxiliary will meet on the
second Tuesday of each month at the
Legion hall at 8:00 p. m. The next
meeting will be on July 8.
Buffet Luncheon
Members of the Travel Class W’ere
guests at the home of Miss Matilda
Basinger, near Pandora, Friday
night from 5:00 to 9:00 o’clock. The
evening was spent informally.
Invited guests present were: The
Mesdames C. H. Smith, A. Hauen
stein, S. K. Mosiman, R. Moser,
Oliver Locher, Sidney Hauenstein,
N. E. Byers, A. Baumgartner, Evan
Basinger, B. F. Biery, Edgar Hauen
stein, W. E. Diller, Lysle Baumgart
ner, A. C. Schultz, Ross Bogart, M.
D. Soash, Ora Wetherill, Julia
Adams, Margaret Day, Metta Dean,
Edith Mann, Sherw’ood Diller, M. M.
Kibler, and Miss Zanna Starter.
Vocational Course
Likely To Continue
Continuation of the course in vo
cational electricity at Bluffton High
school is likely, according to senti
ment expressed recently by members
of the board of education.
A vacancy in the teaching staff
was created two weeks ago when
Geo. Sigg, instructor in the depart
ment, resigned to acept a position
with the C. E. Erickson Co., Des
Moines, Iowa, manufacturers of Dei
sel generators and electrical units.
Correspondence with the state
board of vocational education is tak
ing place with reference to securing
another instructor and clarifying the
program in the school here.
Hog Prices Doubled
With market quotations Wednes
day morning showing a high of $9.70
for hogs weighing 180 to 24C pounds,
the price of $4.80 a year ago Wed
nesday is recalled. The current quo
tation is more than double last
years’ figure.
Lions Club Holds
Installation Meet
Installation of officers was made
in a Ladies Night meeting of the
Bluffton Lions club held in the base
ment of the Methodist church Tues
day night.
Speaker for the meeting was Ed
Ward of Lima who discussed prob
lems confronting a club for an effect
ive program.
The following officers were in
stalled: Pres., Homer Gratz 1st vice
pres., Edgar Chamberlain 2nd rice
pres., I. B. Beeshy 3rd vice pres.,
C. E. Aukerman and Clayton Bixel
secretary, Stanley Basinger treas
urer, C. G. Cobum Tail Twister, E.
S. Lape Lion Tamer, William Ed
wards directors, C. F. Niswander
and Dr. J. S. Steiner.
Taxes May Be Paid
Here Monday, Tuesday
With the July 20 deadline for pay
ment of last-half 1940 real estate
taxes less than six weeks away, rep
resentatives of the Allen county
treasurer’s office will be at the Citi
zens National bank next Monday
and Tuesday to assist local taxpayers
in filing returns.
Realty tax receipts in the county
last week amounted to $26,145.63,
bring to the total for the collection
to date to $118,641.63.
Relative Of Mrs.
I). C. Bixel Dies
Funeral services for Jay Van Met
er, 54, of Blanchester and relative of
Mrs. D. C. Bixel of Lawn avenue,
were held at a funeral home at that
place Wednesday afternoon.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alat
Baumgartner Van Meter, a niece of
Mrs. Bixel’s and formerly of Pan
dora three children, Jay, Jr., 20,
June, 19, and Gerald, 15.
Attending the funeral from this
place were: Mr. and Mrs. D. C.
Bixel and Dora Bixel Mrs. Mildred
Hartman and sons, Kenneth and
Harold Mrs. Enoch Basinger and
Nelson and Gail Basinger.
Attends State Meet
Prof. Harry Barnes, instructor in
vocational agriculture at Bluffton
High school, is attending the state
conference for teachers of that field,
at Columbus this week. The ses
sions started Tuesday and will con
tinue through Friday.
Wanted—500 Farmers to know we
buy cream and poultry. Steiner’s
Hatchery, Phone 182-W.
For rent—Benedict Liechty resi
dence on Thurman street. See
Emmanuel Liechty or call 12F2, Mt.
For rent—Modern apartment. Tel
ephone 304-W.
For rent—Nice sleeping room for
two people. No charge if taken
soon. Mrs. G. Danner. 230 South
Jackson street.
For sale—Sour cherries. 5c a
quart if picked by party buying.
Inquire Mrs. Elizabeth Parrish, 202
North Lawn avenue.
For sale—Sour cherries. Frank
Niswander, Pandora.
For sale—Large Victrola with 150
records. Excellent condition. Also
brown leather bed davenport. Both
reasonable. Inquire 144 Riley St.
For sale—New Schwinn built boys
and girls bicycles with life time
guarantee. See Bluffton Bicycle
Shop. 139 Lawn Ave. Phone 185-W.
For sale—Mont Morenci cherries.
Harold Montgomery, 5 miles east of
town on Route 103.
For sale—Gooseberries, currants,
and cherries. Amos and Harry
Suter, 4’i miles northwest of town.
For sale—Sour cherries now rip
ening. Lester Niswander. 223 N.
Lawn Ave. Phone 449-W.
For sale—Gooseberries on the
bush. Joseph Habegger, 4 miles
north of town on Putnam-Hancock
county line.
For sale—Sour cherries. Menno
Burkholder, 2 miles west of town.
For sale—Cherries. Sam Augs
burger, 1 mile east of Beaverdam
on Lincoln highway.
For sale—Wood stave silo one
piece stave 12 by 32. B. M.
Whisler, 225 S. Main St.
For sale—Cherries by the tree.
Soon ready. E. P. Steiner.
For sale—6 acres of timothy and
clover grass. Geo. Schmidt, one
mile east of town.
For sale—Good set of harness used
4 years. $25. Raymond Moser,
Bluffton phone.
For salo—Line and mid posts cut
from railroad ties originaly creasot
ed. Lines at 14c and ends at 70c.
See these posts and be convinced of
their value. The quantity is limited.
Call 576-R or see Frank Lugibihl, 4
miles south of Bluffton on Bentley
Lost—Black coin purse with sever
al dollars. Left at post office. Re
ward. Return to News office.
Lost—A child’s Micky Mouse wrist
watch left on bench in front of M.
M. Bogart’s Harness shop. Please
return to News office and receive
The Davis, Lewis and Stebtetzxr
reunion will be heid at Lafayewer
park, Sunday, June 22. President^
Jamse Davis secretary’, Nian Wad
term ire, Lima.
The Richley family reunion will te
held Friday, July 4 at the Oraage
Center community house. Preu &
Ralph Sutter sec., Lois Long,
The Christian Gratz descendant*
will hold their annual reunion at the
Pandora High school building
Sunday, July 6 for a dinner meeting.
For Quality Dry Clean
ing Phone 302-W
We Dry Clean
and Press Daily
We Call for and Deliver
Insure cooperatively for econom
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Farm Bureau Insurance
Paul E. Whitmer, Agent
245 W. Grove St. Phone 350-W
Bluffton, Ohio
Light special work steady
easy hours pays well. Write
E. J. Mills, 6740 Monmouth,
Cincinnati, Ohio.
Attention to the minor
details has contribut
ed largely to the suc-
cess of this institution.
Stanley Basinger
Funeral Home
Phone 144-W
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