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The Advertising Medium for Bluffton Trade Territory VOLUME NO. LXVI LITTLE INTEREST IN POLITICS AS ELECTION NEAR Campaign in Closing Stag This Week One of Quietest In Years Race for Township Trustees Supplies Principal Activity Vote Tuesday PRECINCT VOTING PLACES Precinct A—Mrs. Zoe Zehrbach Building above Lewis Barber shop. Precinct B—Bluffton High school library. Precinct C—Carmack room former ly occupied by Western Auto Supply store. Precinct I)—Mayor’s Office. Richland N—Township Room. Richland S—Beaverdam Townhouse. With less than a week to go until next Tuesday’s election, politics has shown little indication of activity, and unless the situation changes over the week end the campaign—or lack it—will be one of the quietest years. Included in the fieneral pre-elec tion apathy is the proposal for a bond issue for modernizing of the tow’n’s fire figthing apparatus which has evoked practically no discussion. Four Ballots Bluffton voters will receive four ballots at the various polling places at the Tuesday election. Separate ballots will be given the voters of the town, township and schoolboard tick ets and the proposal to issue 8,000 in bonds for the purchase of fire fighting equipment. Richland township voters will re ceive two ballots, the township and school board tickets. Whether voter will receive the Beaverdam or Bluffton school board ballot will de pend on the district within the town ship in which he lives. Four Voting Places Bluffton voters will mark their bal lots for the first time since 1928 at four voting places in precincts which were established from territory form erly served by three precincts. The new precinct are as-follows: Precinct A—West between Washington streets. DEMOCRAT Samuel Bixel of in Marshall Jennings is Principal indication of activity supplied on the township ticket where the race for the two berths on the board of trustees has stirred up some interest. Charles Lora boundary lines of Main street and Franklin of Main and Precinct B—West South of Franklin streets. Precinct C—East of Main and South of Cherry streets. Precinct D—East of Main and North of Cherry street, and West of Main and North of Washington street. Procedure Changed Another change in election proced his year will be the use by elec •fficials of a poll list and a jury ure In addition to the poll book the elector will list his name and address in the two other lists. With no state or national issues at stake, the election this fall is of pure ly local importance. Despite this in terest in the campaign has been main tained and voting may be heavier than usual in the “off year.” House to house canvassing is being done by lo cal candidates. The municipal ticket will carry the names of Democrat and Republican nominees for mayor, clerk, six coun cil posts, treasurer and three places on the board of public affairs. A separate non-partisan ballot lists the six candidates for the board of education, three to be elected. Candidates for Richland township offices will be listed on the township ballot. In the township two trustees are to be elected. Two justices of the peace and two constables are also be named. The polls will be opened at 6:30 m. and closed at 6:30 p. m. to a. Dr. Garry Myers To Speak Wednesday Dr. Garry Cleveland Myers, noted newspaper columnist and expert on child problems, will address a public meeting to be held at the Bluffton High school auditorium this Wed nesday night at 8:00 o’clock. His appearance here is being sponsored by the Bluffton Federation of Women’s clubs. Dr. Myers has had years of experience as a psycho logical consultant and lecturer in the field of children’s problems. Dr. Myers will lecture to the Bluffton audience following which he will conduct a forum in which he will answer questions concerning child problems. The public is invit ed to attend this meeting. VOTERS TO DECIDE ON LEVY FOR NEW FIRE EQUIPMENT Auditor .56 the Proposal for $8,000 Bond Issue To Be Decided at Polls Tuesday Candidates For Bluffton And Richland Township Offices For Mayor John E. Steiner Wilbur A. Howe For Clerk Wilford O. Geiger James West For Treasurer For Members of Council (Six to Elect) Homer L. Bracy William Amstutz Fred A. Hofer C. E. Aukerman Frank McElroy Kermit Kibele Gerald E. Swank Frank L. Todd Cleon A. Triplett Jesse W. Yoakam For Board of Public Affairs (Three to Elect) A. C. Burcky William Luginbuhl Peter Gratz Oswin Luginbuhl Delos Keel For Bluffton Board of Education (Three to Elect) Oscar Lora Ralph Badertscher W. M. Niswander Ralph Dunifon Fred Wenger For Richland Township Trustees (Two to Elect) Fred Badertscher Waldo H. Huber Harvey Burkholder Walter E. Marshall For Richland Township Justice of Peace (Two to Elect) A. D. Gratz For Richland Township Constable (Two to Elect) Robert Neiswander R. E. Griffith High Prices Drive Top Grade Eggs Off Retail Markets Here a ?enditure for fire equipment. Purchase of the equipment je in hands of the council de fer Bluffton voters will make cision on an $8,000 bond issue fire fighting equipment when they mark a separate ballot for the pro posal at the regular November elections next Tuesday. If approved, slightly more than one-half mill will be added to the average levy of Bluffton taxpayers for a period of eight years. A jority vote will be required to the measure. Proceeds from bond issue, $8,000, would be maximum amount authorized the ma- the would which might spend less than the maximum amount of the bond fit. issue if it saw office of the submitted at a Figures from the Allen county auditor meeting of the town council indi cated that an average annual levy of .56 mills for eight years ‘will be required issue. to retire the proposed bond according to the auditor’s would run from 1943 to Bonds, schedule 1950 with 81,000 of the principal be ing paid annually. .56 Average Levy The tax levy, it is pointed out is the average assessment, the cost to the taxpayer when the bond issue had run half its allotted period. During the first half of this time the cost would be more than the average and less than that figure for the last half. The issue to be submitted at the polls here Tuesday has been certi fied to the Allen county board of elections and that body took official action the first part of September to place the measure on the ballot. Decision of the town council to submit the matter to the voters was made when it was found that fire I insurance underwriters are expected to raise insurance rates here as a result of equipment that is described as both inadequate and out-moded. In addition to this factor there is the hazard occasioned when the local equipment is called outside the cor poration limits should the fire truck be needed within the municipality. SPEAKS AT FINDLAY Dr. M. R. DeHaan, radio minister and Bible teacher is speaking at Calvary church in Findlay this Wed nesday and Thursday night at 7:30 o’clock. He will also speak on Thursday afternoon at 2:30. REPUBLICAN brown. Retail prices of 42 have sharply restricted grades locally. of Estimates Average Mill Required to Finance Project E. S. Lape Clayton Bixel John Tosh Stanley Vertner J. E. Emerick i High prices commanded by extra fancy eggs have driven these top grades off the Bluffton market it was indicated the first of the week by local buyers. Market price for these eggs received by producers the first of the week was 38 cents a dozen for whites and 36 cents for to 46 cents sales of these by Bluffton eggs of the Volume of buying housewives are fresh medium size class 35 cents a dozen, known to the trade as pewees retail for 27 cents. For this latter grade producers receive 23 cents a dozen. retailing around Small pullet eggs, The egg market is reported gen erally strong with increased domestic demand together with export ship ments of powdered eggs to Europe creating a reaRy mat4e&‘Y6r aft that are produced. Current prices range from seven to 10 cents above quotations at this time last year. Call For Women To Sew For Red Cross s issued the Cross sewing open at the first of the week. Re headquarters will be home of Mrs. J. S. Main street at any day or evening, daily urday. Because of the urgent need, a large response of volunteer work ers is hoped for. me during the excepting Sat- Births Announcement has been made of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Newbrecht in Toledo, Sunday. Mrs. Newbrecht, the form er Dorothy Diller, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Diller of To ledo. Mr. Diller will be remembered as a former Bluffton resident. The following births at the Bluff ton hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Little, a boy, Thursday. Mrs. Gayion Parrett, a boy, Friday. Mr. and Continental, Is Stricken Grocer With Grave Ailment Menno Badertscher, Bluffton gro cer and member of the town council is in the isolation ward of the Find lay hospital suffering from spinal meningitis. His condition is report ed serious. Badertscher took ill sud denly the first of the week and was removed from his home on Poplar street to Findlay, Tuesday. New Scout Troop To Hold Meeting The American Legion Boy Scou" troop will hold their weekly meeting at the Legion hall Thursday night at 7:30 o’clock, it was announced by Woodrow Little, scoutmaster. Ac tivities for the evening will be de voted to practise of tenderfoot re quirements. rHE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY. O( T. FOR FARM CROPS IN ALLEN COUNTY Increased Agricultural Produc tion Urged by Federal Government Board Parity Levels Established Potatoes, Milk, Eggs, Hogs, Beef Bluffton area farmers were cheer ed this week by a bright outlook for the prices of six farm commodities on which government parity prices have been established for. next year in line with increased production ask ed for certain crops. To insure the necessary boost in Allen county farm production, action has been taken by the United States Department of Agriculture to guar antee not less than 85 per cent of parity prices set for commodities in which increased yield is needed be cause of the defense program. Covered in the parity price assur ance setup are potatoes, milk, egg? hogs, beef and soybeans, according to an announcement made by Clair A. Patterson, chairman of the Allen County Agricultural Conservation as sociation. In Allen county increases asked for next year are as follows: Soybeans 14% potatoes 10% all fresh vege tables 23% cows 4% milk products 12% eggs 8% hogs 14% beef 12% and a garden on every’ farm. Fann parity prices guarantees un der which farmers are sure of an in come of at least 85 per cent of the parity basis are: Potatoes, 95.6 cents per bushel milk, $2.25 per 100 lbs. eggs, 26.8 cents per dozen hogs, $10.39 per 100 pounds and beef $9.07 per 100 ponds. No parity price has been establish ed as yet for soybeans because the present market is so extremely fluc tuating. In furthering increased Allen county farm production, a USDA defense board has county. of various agricultural and agencies already existing county. been established in the This consists of the heads federal in the 30, 1911 for canvass Under its direction a farm will be made by AAA committeemen this fall, and help ^ill be available for every farmer up. a 1912 farm plan. In the survey farmers will be asked to include the number of cows, hogs, chickens, egg production, milk pro duction, acreages of corn, oats, wheat, rye, vegetables and other commodities produced in 1941, and the intended production for 1942. This information is voluntary’ but essential for the county’s farm de fense planning, according to Patter- Richland township has 356 farms, with an average farm acreage of 73A acres, which must be contacted by Township Committeemen Willard Jen nings, S. E. Steiner and Wx Schaublin. In Jackson township there are farms, with an average acreage 76.2. Township committeemen Herman Young, Charles Paul Craig. Herr 288 farms, of 78.8. Oli- Monroe township has with an average acreage ver Basinger, C. A. Hetrick and A. R. Wright are the committeemen. Sugar Beet Expert To Speak At Lions Glen R. Larke, a representative of the sugar beet industry and an edi tor of one of the journals in the trade, will be the speaker at the next meeting of the Lions club to be held at the Walnut Grill Tuesday night at 6:15 o’clock. Bible Lectures At Reformed Church C. A. Schmid, pastor of the Evangelical and Reformed of Berne, Ind., will be the Rev. Cross church speaker at the annual Bible lecture series to be held at the St. John’s Reformed church starting Sunday night and continuing through Thurs day night. All meetings start at 7:30 o’clock. The general theme of the series will be “The Power of God Unto Salvation”. Subjects are as follows: Sunday—“Faith and Unbelief.” Monday—“A Backslider’s Confes sion.” Tuesday—“The Saving Christ” Wednesday—“The Divine Archi tect.” Thursday—“The Gospel of God’s Grace.” The public is cordially invited. Judge Raymond Smith, Lima, Addresses College Mar riage Course New Marriage License Regula tions Require Physician's Certificate With 10 grounds for divorce al lowed by law in Ohio, this state is one of the most liberal States' on this matter, Judge Raymond Smith of the juve nile court in Lima, who addressed members of-the Bluffton college mar riage course at the college chapel Monday night. Ohio Is Easy State In Which To Get Divorce, Jurist Says In Talk Here in the United according to In considering divorce it is neces sary to distinguish between grounds and causes of divorce. Causes are the actual reasons for divorce and grounds are the legal reasons. has established age limits contracting parties in mar- Ohio for the riages. males may marry at 18 years of age and females at 16 years of age. To marry at this ge it is necessary to have ing. wait With consent of parents consent of both parents in writ Otherwise young people must until the age of 21 to marry, (Continued on page 8) A flock of wild geese which cir cled over Bluffton shortly after mid night, Monday, v seeking the big here where they frequently stop rest on their flights south in fall and back north in the sprii lhe nock, apparently awakened residents by th long continued honking circled over the town hour. Investigation at the day morning failed to of the birds and that the geese, unable quarry southward flight. eno Bewildered Flock Of Wild Geese Believed Seeking Quarry Here ■ved to be al quarry and the ig. loud and the birds an Tue: quarry disclos is believed locate the on their it to finally continued a 28-acre a favorite Sev- The National quarry, body of water has been stopping place for the birds, eral years ago a large flock remained here for almost a week to rest fore continuing their flight. nurch here Sunday afi zening. 297 of are ana be Presbyterial Youth Rally Here Sunday are Upwards of 150 young people expected to attend the annual tunin rally of Youth of Lima Pres Delegates from each of the 22 churches of the presbytery will be in attendance at the rally which is held every spring and fall. Speaking at the afternoon meet ing will be three Bluffton college stu deents, Helen Harder from Montana, Laurence Burkhalter from India and Ernst Harder from Paraguay. Paul Barrett, elder in the First Presbyterian church, Findlay, will address the evening session. Richard Mumma of Bluffton is president of the youth group of Lima Presbytery which sponsors the rally Miss Edythe Cupp of Bluffton and Rev. Mark Andrews, Delphos, are co-sponsors of the league. FOR BETTER FIRE PROTECTION An Editorial The $8,000 involved in the bond issue outlay for the fire department which safeguards over two million dollars of property on Bluffton’s tax duplicate. In the face of rising building costs which will make more costly the replacing of fire losses, the added tax levy averaging little more than half a mill for eight years would appear to be cheap insurance. The fact that Bluffton has been fortunate in the matter of fire losses should not be permitted to bring about an attitude of false security. Urgent recommendations by Fire Chief Corson that steps be taken to modernize Bluffton’s fire department have resulted in the town council acting to place the issue before the voters. Bluffton needs modernized fire fighting equipment— the fire department deserves a full measure of cooperation from citizens of the town. The fire equipment bond issue should pass by a large majority next Tuesday. Pastor ■BP 7 RE'. W. L. Harmony of the Bluffton Lutheran -----u street which rededicatory night, services will Grove special Sunday The church on will hold mark the formal which was closed for a time last summer during which a number of notable improvements were made. reopening of the church BLUFFTON AREA TO SEND FOUR TO NOVEMBER DRAFT List Announced to be Inducted Into Military Training November 11 Thirteen Selectees Summoned For Physical Examinations In Toledo Names of four Bluffton area youths to bo inducted into military training service on November 14 and 13 selectees summoned to Toledo for final physical examinations on Wed nesday of next week were announced Tuesday by Allen county draft boards. Jeavei Bluffto: ev. Em formi son included i The following Blufft are summoned to go to Wednesday of next week cal examination: Robert Piper, Claude Yarger, Beaverdam Harry Burkholder, Lima William Guthrie, Robert Dur bin, Lafayette. First Bank The first savings bank was said to have been instituted at Berne, Switzerland, in 1787. It was for servants only. With municipal, school district and township tickets the proposal fire-fighting which it de to be voted on at the election next Tuesday, to issue bonds for modernizing Bluffton’s apparatus may not receive the consideration serves. is a modest Good Place to Live— Try Bluffton First tober 23, 1881 The service NUMBER 27 LUTHERAN CHURCH WILL REDEDICATE BUILDING SUNDAY Dr. George Miley, Synodical President to Speak at Evening Service Occasion will Mark Sixtieth An niversary of Original Church Dedication Bluffton Lutheran church on Grove street which was closed during the past summer for improvements to the building and installation of new fur nishings will be formally rededicated at special services to be held Sunday night at 7:30 o’clock. Dr. George W. Miley, president of the Lutheran Synod of Ohio, and one of the outstanding leaders of that de nomination will be the principal speaker, it is announced by Rev. W. L. Harmony, pastor of the church. The rededicatory services will mark almost 60 years to the day from the date of the original dedication of the present structure which was on Oc- laying of new hardw carpet uph and of Mrs. Indiana, marked ors provements. Dr. Miley Speaker The program will consist of an ad- in-s t’iciate by Dr. Miley at the rite Sj ial music will (Continued re-dedication. provided by a Wedding Solemnized In Early Morning church st Menn •ning at 7 Miss Esther Irene Nilswander, ghter of Dr. and Mrs. ling y W. M. IT and Paul Emm John Emmert, of ert, son Elkhart, 'his also 28th wedding anniver sary of the bride’s parents. In the presence of relatives and friends, the Rev. H. T. l/nruh, past or of the First Mennonite church, officiated at the single ring ceremony low and bronze pom-poms tied with white satin ribbon marked the bridal aisle. cille Ste inducted Novemb fton Wil 2 and ■e, Bluffton Iv Weaver of neai organ, inclu DeKoven 1 Youmans “1 Bur area men Toledo on for physi- Bas Robert Murray, Bryan Laurence Burkhalter, Francis Snare, Robert Deerhake, Dwight Worthing ton, Robert Kohler and James Grif fith all of Bluffton. sremony, Miss Lu ose friend of the ptial music on the Oh Promise Me”, igh the raum”, Lisa “The Excelling”. Miss Dorothy Findlay, sang “At Dawn Iman, and “I Love Thee”, O Perfect Love” by Bur played softly during the ceremony. The biidal altar to the Chorus from on the arm of her father, the bride was attired in the gown worn by her mother 28 years ago. It was of ivory charmeuse satin fashioned with a yoke and a bolero of lace. Her veil of bridal illusion was held in place by pearled orange blossoms and she carried a shower bouquet of white chrysanthemums and pom poms. party appr strains of Lohengrin. oached the the Bridal Entering Leland Lehman, of Berne, Indiana, a classmate of the groom, was the best man. The bride’s mother chose a dubon net crepe dress with black accessor ies and wore a corsage of gardenias. The mother of the groom wore a dress of blue crepe, with black ac cessories, and a gardenia corsage. Following the ceremony a recep tion and breakfast was held in the home of the bride’s parents. Both the bride and the groom have attended Bluffton college. During the past year the bride has been em ployed at the R. T. Gregg store in Lima, while the groom is employed with the Emmert Appliance com pany, LaGrange, Indiana, where the couple will reside. the bride wore a frock with black corsage was of For going away military blue wool accessories. Her white chrysanthemums. Out-of-town guests were Mr. and Glenn Morgan, Sylvania Mr. Mrs. Walter Meigs, Warren Mrs. and Miss Miss Miss John and Mrs. Howard Emmert, Topeka, Ind. and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kingsley, Brighton, Ind. Elvina Steiner, Wadsworth Anna Ruth Steiner, Byhalia Lois Steiner, Columbus Mrs. Emmert, Elkhart, Ind. Mr.