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THURSDAY. NOV. 13, 1941
Many From Here See
Dunkirk Train Wreck
Hundreds of residents from this
area were among the spectators who
■went to Dunkirk, 18 miles south
east of Bluffton, Monday, to view the
wreckage of a Pennsylvania pas
senger tram crash that took the
lives of 14 passengers and injured
45 others at 10:19 p. m. last Sunday.
It was the second tragedy of na
tional interest to occur in this area
on successive week-ends, the crash
of an army bomber at Mt. Cory hav
ing taken the lives of the five men
comprising its crew a week ago last
Cause of the railroad mishap at
Dunkirk in which the engine and
all but one car were derailed was
announced as very unique. The cyl
inder head of a passing freight en
gine blew out, throwing the head
in front of the fast moving passen
ger locomotive and resulting in one
of the nation’s worst railroad trage
dies of the last year.
Most of the wreck victims were
in a coach that was split in half
when it crashed into the derailed
passenger engine.
“No Hunting” signs at News.
Phone 222-T
Parker House Rolls
Tea Biscuits
November 20th
fart. tyeAtluitq,
and (ZLie&i
We Telegraph Flowers Anywhere
Grove Street Greenhouses
Comics Is Topic At
PT A Meet Tuesday
Discrimination in the reading of
comics by children was the recom
mendation of the two speakers, Miss
Zelma Yohr and Mrs. Miller of Van
Wert, who addressed the meeting of
the Parent Teacher association held
at the Bluffton High school cafeteria
Tuesday night.
Some comics have a bad effect on
the personality of children and
others are definitely informative and
beneficial. The wise parent must se
lect the reading material of children
with careful discrimination, the
speakers said.
Prior to the discussion, excerpts of
the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta
“Pirates of Penzance” were present
ed by the high school students under
the direction of Miss Elizabeth Hig
ley, music instructor. Roger Howe
led the group singing.
Wednesday Morning
Hogs—160 to 180, $9.60 180 to
220, $9.70 220 to 250, $9.G0 roughs,
$8.50 stags, $7.25.
Calves, $12.75 lambs, $10.25.
Grain, (bu. prices)—Wheat, $1.05
oats, 48c new com, 56c old corn,
63c soys, $1.53.
they're delicious
Place Your Order Now
Siefield Bakery
this Thanksgiving sea
we wish to express
our gratitude to our many
friends for their manifold
favors and kindnesses during
the past year.
Specials during the coming
week for your Thanksgiving
Earnes Grocery
We Deliver Phone 179-W
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 8, 1879.
Special sale on ocherinas at Hahn’s
Music shop, W. Elm street.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Stevens and
son Dale of Lafayette visited Sun
day with Mrs. Bertha Matter and
Rolland Matter.
Mr. and Brs. Ross Gottshall and
guests, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Berg
of Killbuck spent several days the
past week in Kentucky.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Stettler visit
ed Sunday w’ith Mr. and Mrs. Cal
vin Leiber and Mr. and Mrs. Rich
ard Leiber of Beaverdam.
Mrs. R. L. Triplett of Campus
Drive is spending a week at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Roland
Bixler of New Haven, Conn.
Elmer Long who is employed at
the Meter works has moved from
Lima and is occupying the Mabel
Jones property on Cherry street.
Mrs. Fred Hahn of West Elm
street spent the week end at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Glen
Eichelberger and family in Toledo.
Richland Grange will hold their
annual Thanksgiving dinner next
Tuesday night. Program of music.
AH members and their families are
urged to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Balmer and
daughter Louise, Mrs. Eli Amstutz
and Miss Eunice Amstutz visited
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Amstutz and daughter of Pandora.
Kenneth Watkins, formerly of
Bluffton who has been manager of a
grocery’ in Columbus Grove, has re
turned hurt? to assume management
of the Badertscher grocery’ on Vine
Dr. and Mrs. Weldon Diller and
family of Rawson are visiting at
the home of-Mrs. Diller’s mother,
Mrs. Henry Beidler and family of
Allentown, Pa. They are expected
to return Thursday night.
Parents of members of the high
school band will hold a meeting at
the school cafeteria next Monday
night to discuss a proposal to sup
ply new uniforms for the band. A
good attendance is desired.
A lovely line of Avon goods now
ready for Christmas gifts. See Mrs.
Fred Hahn, West Elm street.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Deerhake of
South Main street entertained the
following guests, Sunday: Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Neiter and daughter
Jean, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Belton, all
of New Bremen Junior Deerhake,
of St. Marys, and Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Deerhake, of Bluffton.
Farmers—Order your Pfister hy
brid seed corn now. Varieties
adapted to your farm and different
sizes of seed still available. M. E.
Diller, Rt. 2, Phone 524-W 30
Mrs. Ella McHenry of North
Main street entertained the follow
ing at a family dinner, Sunday: Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Rusher and daugh
ter Betty and Mrs. Blanche Roberts
of Columbus Grove and Mr. and
Mrs. Everett Schmidt of Findlay.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Higgins of
Charleston, West Va., were guests
of Mrs. J. S. Steiner of South Main
street Saturday. Mr. Higgins was
superintendent of Bluffton municipal
light plant 40 years ago. They for
merly occupied the Waltz property
where the ’Bluffton postoffice is now
Diller ambulance removals: Mrs.
Arthur Hauenstein from her home
on Railroad street to the Bluffton
hospital Mrs. Richard Leiber and
infant son from the Bluffton hos
pital to their home in Beaverdam
Albert Niswander from his home on
South Jackson street to the Lima
Memorial hospital.
The public is invited to attend the
old fashioned Dutch dinner to be
held at the Methodist church Thurs
day night from 5 to 7 o’clock. The
men of the church will prepare and
serve the meal to which your entire
family is invited. Special family
tickets can be secured. Children’s
plates 20c, and adult plates 40c.
Mrs. Ella McHenry entertained at
her home on North Main street,
Saturday night with a party for her
granddaughter, Miss Betty Rusher
of Columbus Grove. The evening
was spent in playing games after
which refreshments were served to
the following guests: Misses Joan
Buckland, Margaret and Joyce
Young, Freda Fritchie and Eileen
Winehold of Bluffton and Mrs. Wal
ter Rusher and Betty Rusher of
Columbus Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Bogart enter
tained at a family dinner at their
home on Cherry street, Sunday, the
following guests: Mrs. C. W. Baum
gartner and daughters Cora and
Sarah Baumgartner, Mrs. Michaud,
Mrs. Carl Habegger and Mr. and
Mrs. Elmer Baumgartner, daughter
Verna and son Howard of Berne,
Ind. Christine Habegger and three
friends of Haviland Mr. and Mrs.
M. W. Baumgartner, daughters Betty
of Scarsdale, N. Y., and Kae of Del
aware, Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Baum
gartner, daughter Jeanne and Miss
Florence Duffield of Bluffton.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gottshall
of Lamartine, Ohio, were week end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Gott
shall of South Main street.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Swick and
son Robert of Dayton visited over
the week end with Mr. and Mrs.
Ross Irwin and Mrs. Florence Kep
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Lehman of
Pontiac, Ill., accompanied by their
son Rolland Lehman of Camp For
rest, Tenn., and Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Taylor of Pontiac visited several
days last w’eek at the homes of Mrs.
Fred Lehman near Bluffton and Mr.
and Mrs. Isaac Brobeck of this
The public is invited to attend the
old fashioned Dutch dinner to be
held at the Methodist church Thurs
day night from 5 to 7 o’clock. The
men of the church will prepare and
serve the meal to which your entire
family is invited. Special family
tickets can be secured. Children’s
plates 20c, and adult plates 40c.
For farms and city properties see
H. W. Althaus, Bluffton. Phone
Christmas cards for sale including
Christ honoring scripture cards,
Currier and Ives etchings in full
color, and other 50c and $1.00 as
sortments of beautiful new designs,
also everyday cards. An Egermeiers
608 page Bible story book for
children, highly endorsed by leading
Fundamental Bible teachers, price
$2.00, a splendid Christmas gift.
Place your orders early with Anna
M. Lee, 2 miles northwest of Bluff
Amos Hochstettler
Rites Held Tuesday
Amos L. Hochstettler, 73, father of
Mrs. Calvin Deppler, of Bluffton,
died at 5:30 a. in., Saturday at his
home in Lima. He had resided in
Lima for 60 years.
Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon in the Defenseless
Mennonite church of which Hoch
stettler was a member. Rev. Eli
Steiner officiated. Burial was in the
Defenseless cemetery.
Survivors include the widow a
daughter, Mrs. Calvin Deppler, of
Bluffton three sons, Waldo and
Oliver Hochstettler, of Lima, and
Harry, of Mansfield .three brothers,
Elmer Hochstettler, of Ft. Wayne
Eli Hostetler, of Bluffton and Noah
Hochstettler, of Pandora two sis
ters, Mrs. Linda Fett, of Bluffton,
and Mrs. Lavina Sumney, of Ft.
Ed Bentley Buried
In Cemetery Here
Remains of Edward Bentley, 75,
native of Bluffton, were buried in
Maple Grove cemetery here Wednes
day afternoon following funeral
services in Ottawa.
Mr. Bentley, a retired salesman,
died at his home in Ottawa, Mon
day night following an illness of
nearly two years after a paralytic
He was born in Bluffton May 8,
1866, the son of James and Eliza
beth (Fenton) Bentley. On Sep
tember 12, 1894 he was married to
Lillian Bowman of Kalida, who sur
vives. They have lived in Ottawa
for the past forty years.
Surviving are two sons, Leon of
Ottawa and Dr. John Bentley of
Cincinnati two daughters, Mrs.
Mary Sayre and Mrs. Maxine Treese
both of Cleveland.
Masonic Lodge
Elects Officers
Officers were chosen for the com
ing year at the annual election of
the Bluffton Masonic lodge, Monday
night. Elected were:
Master, Stanley Basinger senior
warden, Fred Wenger junior ward
en, Donavin Conrad senior deacon,
Paul Martinka junior deacon, Arden
Baker tyler, John Thompson trus
tee, G. R. Bogart.
Model Airport Made
By Grade Students
A model airport in the Bluffton
News window display is attracting
much attention this week.
Made by Donald Root and Harry
Klay in the eighth grade art class,
the airport is complete in every de
There are hangars, runways, air
planes, service automobiles and
trucks, a tractor, and in one corner
stands a cannon guarding the field.
Where Our Soldier
Boys Are
Raymond E. Lehman
CA Repl. Tng. Cn.
Barracks 1222
Battery B, 8th Battalion
Ft. Eustis, Va.
Aldine Weiss, Jr.
545 S. S.
Gardner Field,
Talf, Calif.
Pvt. Robert Kohli
Special Service School
Letterman, General Hospital
San Francisco, Calif.
Builders Class
The Builders Class of the Meth
odist church will enjoy a social
gathering in the basement of the
church, Thursday night, November
Alice Freeman Club
The Alice Freeman club met Wed
nesday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Paul Diller of South Main
street. The following program was
presented: Canadian Rockies, Mrs.
D. W. Bixler “Slava Bohu”, Mrs.
Clayton Bixel.
Poinsettia Club
The Poinsettia club will meet at
the home of Mrs. Raymond Conrad,
of Geiger street, Wednesday night at
7:30 o’clock. Mrs. Lida Burkholder
was assistant hostess. The follow
ing program was presented: Group
singing, led by Mrs. Herbert Mar
shall Women in the News, Mrs.
Forest Harmon Special Feature,
Mrs. Guy Corson.
Skating Party
The Sophomore class of Bluffton
High school will enjoy a skating
party to be held at the Lima Y. M.
C. A. Friday night.
G. R. Women’s Council
The Women’s Council of the Girl
Reserves will meet at the G. R. room
in the high school Friday afternoon
Birthday Party
In honor of her 16th birthday,
Miss Levon Wilch entertained a few
of her friends and classmates, last
riday evening at the home of her
father, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wilch
of High street.
The following were present: Hah
Lee Wilch, Treva Kempf, LaDonna
Johnson, Lenna Haas, all of Orange
township Helen Burkholder, Joyce
Young, Margaret Shumaker, Miriam
Schaublin, Louise Wilch, Freda
Fritchie, Ellen Basinger, Marjorie
Moser, and the honored guest, Levon
Lutheran Missionary Society
The Missionary Society of the
Lutheran Church will hold their an
nual Thank Offering program at the
home of Mrs. Noah Basinger Thurs
day evening at 7:45 o'clock. All of
the ladies of the church are cordially
Remains Brought
Here For Burial
Burial services for Ella Murray,
83, former Bluffton resident, were
held at Maple Grove cemetery, Fri
day afternoon. She died in Cleve
land Wednesday morning where fun
eral services were held Friday after
which the body was brought here.
She was the daughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs. George Murray pioneer
Bluffton residents and was never
married. Surviving is one sister,
Mrs. Maude Murray Boehmer of
Mr. and Mrs. Arch Haiselup of
Elwood', Ind., is spending several
days with Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCafferty and
Miss Margaret Guider attended the
61st wedding anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis Kahler of Ada, Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hosafros
called Sunday evening on Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Masner of Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Hartman called
at the Purl Hartman home Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Moore, Mr. and
Mrs. Arch Haiselup were Detroit
callers Sunday and Monday.
Sunday callers at the Owens home
were Mr. and Mrs. Dale Owens and
son Tommy, Mrs. Clarence Gleason
and children.
Sunday dinner guests at the C. E.
Klingler home were: Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Matter and daughter Carrie,
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Montgomery, Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. E. Coldiron, Mrs.
Anna Groman and granddaughter
Margaret and grandson Morris.
Afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs.
Lewis Klingler, Mr. and Mrs. John
W. Wilkins and family and Miss
June Ream.
The L. A. S. and W. M. S. meets
this Thursday afternoon with Mrs.
Rhea McCafferty.
No Hunting
We, the undersigned farmers posi
tively prohibit coon hunting on our
farms before December 1, 1941.
Coon hunting after that date and
all other hunting at any time per
mitted only with permission of
Amos Klingler
John Warren
Clyde Warren
Harry Anderson Edgar Montgomery
John Anderson
N. M. Hiestand
Jesse Anderson
Joe Powell
Lewis Grubb
Ray Marshall
Gilbert Montgomery
Ivan Montgomery
Clyde Klingler
Walter Montgomery
Helen Montgomery
O. 1.
H. O. Hilty
Many From Bluffton
Attend Ohio State
With exception of those attending
Bluffton college, Ohio State univers
ity at Columbus numbers the largest
number of Bluffton students of any
higher educational institution.
Those from the Bluffton area list
ed as students are:
Bluffton—Elias Augsburger, Louise
Dunifon, William Holtkamp, Ralph
Marshall, Paul Rhoads, John Romey
and Wayne Yoakam.
Beaverdam—Ruth Marquart and
Doris Nelson.
Columbus Grove—Ruth E. Camp
bell and Rebecca Marshall.
200 Catfish Are
Placed In Buckeye
State conservation officials released
200 yearling bullhead catfish in the
Buckeye quarry at Bluffton this
week, in a program that included
the distribution of 13,000 fish in Al
len county waters.
Fish were placed in three other
lakes, as follows: Schoonover Lake,
Lima, 2,267 bullheads, bass and
breeder crappies Lost Creek reser
voir, Lima, 5,267 bluegills and crap
pies, and Infirmary Reservoir, Lima,
5,267 bluegills and crappies.
Hospital Tag Day
Gifts Announced
Tag day sponsored by the Women’s
Auxiliary of the Bluffton Community
hospital on election day last week
netted a total of $94.09, it was an
nounced by the organization Wed
nesday morning.
These funds are used for the pur
chase of neecled supplies am1 equip
ment at the hospital The solicita
tion was mac e by the womei of th
auxiliary all Jay duri ng the I’uesda
Large Crou Hears
Guardsmen Quartet
A capacity audience attended the
concert given by “The Guardsmen
Quartet” noted musical unit from
Hollywood, at the Bluffton college
chapel Friday night.
Classical and popular number were
presented by the group. Of special
interest was the “gay nineties”
group of songs in which the enter
tainers appeared in the dress of
the era.
Public Sale
At home of Mrs. Noah Augs
burger, 124 S. Jackson Street,
Saturday Afternoon,
November 22
Household goods and mason
Complete advertisement next
Leonard Gratz, Auct.
Wanted—To buy farm of 40 to 50
acres located within six miles of
Bluffton. Write Box 106, Bluffton
News. 29
I will continue to haul Ohio coal.
Call me on Jenera phone and reverse
charge. Elmer Burkholder. tf
For rent—Sleeping room, central
ly located. See W. F. lutzi. tf
For rent—House. 2 miles north
of town on College road. Nelson
Diller. Phone 530-W.
For sale—Several varieties of good
winter apples. Steiner Fruit farm
1 mile east of town.
For sale—Ducks for Thanksgiving.
Millard Herr, Bentley road.
For sale—Automobile hot water
heater. G. W. Combs.
For sale—Breakfast set including
green porcelain enameled top table
and four chairs, $5. Inquire News
For sale—Modern house with good
garage. H. W. Althaus, South Main
For sale—Country lard. Raymond
Moser, Bluffton phone.
For sale—No. 2 potatoes, 60c per
hundred lbs. Clifton Neuensch
xsander, Pandora. Bluffton phone
For sale—Firewood for fireplace or
chunk wood also Irish Cobbler po
tatoes. Clarence Steiner, Bluffton,
phone 535-T. tf
For sale—Nice sweet turnips.
Sutter Vegetable Farm, Pandora. 29
For sale—Sweet cider and apples.
Augsburger Fruit Farm. tf
For sale—Business block on S.
Main St. also lot on Spring St. Edith
L. Mann, phone 197-W. tf
For sale—To settle estate, 90 acre
farm (one of those good ones) 3!_
miles southwest
Pandora in Swiss
community 8 room house bank barn,
silo hog house, cribs, coop, adapted
to livestock farming. Electricity, 2
good wells, abundance of fruit. Well
drained deep black loam with clay
subsoil. One-half purchase price can
be financed over long term at low in
terest rates. Contact Clarence D.
Diller, Executor, Pandora, Ohio. 31
For Sale—Modern house at 426 S.
Main street, to close estate reason
able. Paul Faze, executor. tf
Lost—Auto license No. 588-ZP.
Finder please return to the Bluffton
News office or to Hiram Diller,
Attends Brother's
Funeral Saturday
Mrs. C. Henry Smith, of Campus
Drive, attended the funeral of her
brother Julius E. loder, 65, retired
farmer, of Tiskilwa, Ill., at the Men
nonite church in Tiskilwa Saturday
Mr. loder, who had been ill for
eight years, died last Thursday after
noon of a paralytic stroke at the
family homestead where he had been
Surviving are four sisters and one
brother, all living in Tiskilwa except
Mrs. Smith.
for your Thanks
giving turkey. An
unusual selection
of sizes.
Greding’s Hardware
in Candy is
A. Hauenstein & Son
Med Mtoe
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day’s low rates.
Insurance—see about it today
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