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the kiddies with some arriving just
in time and others arriving a bit
late. A colorful and interesting
parade was enjoyed again this year
and the judges really had a tough
time in making the decision.
Harold Carr, a livestock breeder
from Union township, who goes
places .with purebred sheep was at
the fair as usual with a fine lot of
In the agricultural products ex
hibit Waldo Huber showed a stalk
of popcorn with four ears on one
stalk. Usually there are only one
or two ears to a stalk.
Hiram Kohli, president of the fair
board, exhibited his fine sheep in
the A. and type Merino and
aga ~. made cleen sweeps. Kohli
Glimpses, Notes, Gossip, Comments and Observations
Concerning Bluffton’s Agricultural Fair
mar.y pri.es with his sheep
at the ftate fair •••here be has been
American coin, on display in the
Hankish jroom above Todd’s grocery,
attracted* considerable attention. The
coin belongs to Robert Benroth of
South Main street.
Achieving an ambition any farm
boy would be proud of Harry Burk
holder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Quinten
Burkholder, had the champion cow in
the Shorthorn cattle division. In
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addition Harry won firsts in Short
horn cows two and three and in the
heifer and heifer calf group. Harry,
an eighth grade student, was home
sick in bed with the flu and was
unable to see the awards given.
Directors of the fair, departmental
heads and the hard working secre
tary Harry F. Barnes, all deserve a
great deal of credit for the success
that the fair proved to be this year.
It’s a real job and a lot of hard
work together with many headaches
to put on a fair the size and quality
of Bluffton's annual event.
A large turnout was on hand to
see the log sawing contest in which
a Findlay sawing team cut through
the 16 inch green sycamore log in
exactly 34 and 1/5 seconds.
It’s Time To Set Back
and Take Life Easy
The horse exhibit was a little
short in numbers it is true but their
was no lack of quality and horse
fanciers made their headquarters at
the Locher barn on Vance street as
usual. And by the way, there was
uler.ty of class in that champion
Belgian stallion of Powell’s.
As usual E. Y. Frantz and Son
.xhbtcd their herd of Hereford
cattle and made a clean sweep of
Alfred Criblez and sons Robert
and Maurice took all premiums in
the Brown Swiss cattle division.
Competition in the swine show
was fast and keen with Ben Amstutz
cleaning the platter in the Poland
China division 0. C. Burkholder
dominating the Duroc class and
Heidman Bros, taking the majority
of prizes in the Berkshires.
You’ve surely got to hand it to
the boys of the Junior Fair, many
of whom exhibited in open class
competition. Practically all of the
animals shown by the boys were
eligible to registry and were gen
erally of a very high quality.
Champion male of the poultry
show was won by Wesley Sommers
with the champion female and pen
going to C. H. Peters.
Bluffton has come to look for
ward each year to the fine poultry
exhibited by C. H. Peters, veteran
poultryman of Columbus Grove.
For the third consecutive year
Peters was the largest single ex
hibitor in the fair from the stand-
Basinger’s Furniture Store
point of the number o' entries. He
showed 97 head of poultry, 10 more
than last year’s record number.
In two poultry classes—Bluffton
poultrymen held their own. In the
English White Leghorn class most
of the prizes were won by Kenneth
Winkler and Roy Clements. In the
Barred Rock division the honors
were divided among Wayne Badert
scher, Edgar Huber, James and
Kenneth Reichenbach and C. H.
Increasing interest in hybrid seed
corn was evidenced in the large dis
play of varieties shown in the
agricultural products division. Win
ning were: L. J. Reese, David
Vandemark, Ezra Bender, P. J.
An unusually large and splendid
display of vegetables and potatoes
was shown again this year. Large
and attractive apples on display at
the showroom above Todd’s grocery
caused much favorable comment.
Albert Augsburger again took the
lion’s share of the honors in the
apple division. i
Plenty of skill was evidenced in
the fine work in the arts and handi
crafts displays of the Bluffton public
school students. Development of
artistic talents in color and diagram
work were shown by the many dis
plays in the grade school showings.
The silver spoon collection of Mrs.
Russell Lantz, Bluffton public school
art instructor, caused considerable
interest. Small attractive spoons
from many states and countries
were included in the collection.
Y’ou certainly have to hand it to
the boys of the inudstrial arts de
partment for the variety of excellent
articles constructed in wood, metal
and plastics. Considerable skill is
developed by the boys in this line of
work under the capable instruction
of A. L. Daymon.
The Boy Scouts had an interesting
exhibit in the use of handicraft,
campcraft, rope work and informa
tion concerning the scouting move
ment. The display was held in the
Missing from the poultry exhibit
this year was L. F. Baldwin of Mt.
Cory, one of the stalwarts of the
fair. Baldwin, who knows the
answers when it comes to fine fowls
has in past years usually taken the
grand championship in the poultry
division. This is the second year
he has not been in the competition
since a poultry department was add
ed to the winter fair.
An exhibit which deserves mention
was five doilies exhibited by the
Bluebird club—an organization of
girls of the fourth grade in the
schools. The work was well done,
attractively displayed and would
have been a credit to a much more
mature needleworker. The doilies
will be presented to the hospital.
Over 400 Attend
Bixel Anniversary
More than 400 relatives and
friends extended congratulations to
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Bixel when open
house was observed at their Golden
Wedding anniversary celebration at
their residence on South Lawn ave
nue last Wednesday afternoon and
Preceding the open house was the
anniversary dinner Wednesday noon
in which the old dishes were used
that were presented to Mrs. Bixel’s
mother by her grandmother on her
wedding day in 1863. Mrs. Bixel re
ceived the dishes when her mother
The day was spent in reminiscing
about acquaintances and activities of
a half century ago. Considerable
enjoyment was had in examining
the wedding pictures of the pioneer
Boy Scout Notes
By Robert Stratton
Board of Review was held at the
troop meeting Monday night. The
boys who passed tests were: Charles
Trippiehorn, Bill Mericle, Don Augs
burger, Robert Stratton.
The Court of Honor will be held
at Lima next Monday night.
Troop 56 had a display in the
winter fair at the Bluffton High
school gymnasium last week.
The Cobra patrol will meet at the
home of Robert Ramseyer Friday
The Flying Eagle patrol will meet
at the home of Donivan Augsburger
Friday night.
The Eagle patrol will meet at the
home of Bill Amstutz Friday night.
Scout troop No. 82 was present at
the meeting Monday night. Ques
tions were asked about scouting and
the Boys Life magazine. The new’
troop was shown how various phases
of patrol work are managed.
Robert Oberly talked about safety
in ice skating. Assistant scoutmast
er, Paul Wingate discussed First
A special badge was presented to
Evan Herr and the assistant patrol
leader stripe was given to Gene Pat
Masons Install
Officers Monday
Newly elected officers of the Bluff
ton Masonic lodge were installed at
a meeting in the Masonic hall, Mon
day night.
Charles Aukerman, retiring mas
ter, acted as installing officer, with
Harold Beals serving as marshal.
New officers of the lodge include:
Stanley Basinger, master F. E.
Wenger, senior warden Donavin
Conrad, junior warden Evan Ba
singer, treasurer Ralph Stearns, sec
retary George H. Klay, chaplain
Paul Martinka, senior deacon Arden
Baker, junior deacon Bertrand
Swank, senior steward Karl Auker
man, junior steward John Thomp
son, tyler G. R. Bogart, trustee.
Achievement Night
For Gold Star Girls
Achievements of the past year
were celebrated by the Gold Star
4-H club of Orange township at a
meeting of the group last Friday
night in the Orange township com
munity house.
Average attendance at club meet
ings for the year was 95 per cent
15 members of the group attended
camp, and four had exhibits in the
Ohio State fair.
Features on the Friday night pro
gram included an accordion solo,
Winifred Fett piano solo, Elaine
Ream reading, Violet Slusser vocal
duet, Judith and Joyce Benroth
piano solo, Edith Stuber reading,
Judith Montgomery, and violin solo,
Camilla Gorby.
Short talks were made by Mrs.
Frank Montgomery, the club leader
Mrs. Thad Moorhead, member of the
Hancock county council, and Forest
G. Hall, county agricultural agent.
Motion pictures also were shown.
i08,233 Ohioans In
U. S. Armed Forces
Ohioans in the United States
army, navy and marine corps now
number 108,233, according to a re
port from state selective service
Despite the fact that 4,335 Ohio
boys have been discharged from
armed services, and others are being
released, the number of Buckeye
servicemen is growing steadily.
Reports from Washington show
the following separations since se
lective service started 13 months
ago: Army, 2478 Navy, G44 Ma
rine Corps, 226 National Guard,
973, and Coast Guard, 14.
Ohio men in the nation’s armed
forces thru enlistment amount to 54,
465, more than half of whom are in
the army.
In addition, Ohio last week had
called 53,768 draftees into the army
under the selective service act.
The Ohio Association of Future
Farmers is contemplating construc
tion of a camp on the lake created by
the Leesville Dam in Muskingum Con
servancy District.
Sparking machine guns
camouflage colors.
Powerful windup motor.
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See our big family
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Elect S. S. Officers
At Mennonite Church
Election of officers for the Sun
day school of the First Mennonite
church was held last Sunday morn
ing. Elected were:
Supt., Orden Smucker Sec.-treas.,
Marie Winkler librarian, Mary
Alice Howe chorister, Laurence
Burkhalter pianist, Alice Jean Bixel.
Head Of U. S. Chamber
Of Commerce Speaks
The following statement entitled
“Liberty Depends Upon the Right to
Work” is issued by R. W. Hawkes,
president of the United States Cham
ber of Commerce:
“The Chamber of Commerce of the
United States recognizes that the
safety and welfare of our citizens
depend upon full speed ahead in the
production of those things required
for national defense. It further re
alizes that to accomplish this end,
we must have unity and a willing
ness by all to make sacrifices.
“Such unity of purpose and action
involves not only management and
labor, but all American citizens. We
hold that the right to work or to
refuse to work is one of our great
freedoms, to preserve which the na
tion is arming itself. Governments
—local, state and federal—have a
first duty and responsibility to pro
tect the citizens in this right to work
—while at work—on their way to
and from work—in their homes and
in all ordinary legal pursuits of
their private life.
“We believe in the right 'of an
individual to refuse to work and the
right of a group to strike. But un
der our present national emergency,
we deplore any such action based
upon an unreasonable demand or a
debatable cause.
“No right guaranteed to the indi
vidual under our Constitution is
more sacred and fundamentally im
portant than the right of the indi
vidual to work and earn a living.
This right exists whether he be
longs to a union or does not belong
to a union. It is a Fifth Freedom,
quite as important as any of the
freedoms, including the four free
doms of worship, speech, the press
and assembly.
“We firmly hold that if our estab
lished form of government is to en
dure, it must not permit or assist
any group of its citizens to force
others to surrender their guaranteed
rights and freedoms.
“We would be derelict in our pub
lic duty if we did not point out the
danger inherent in the recent policy
of public officials in bringing pres
sure upon directors and stockholders
to remove anyone in management as
the price of subduing labor violence.
“We believe any government offi
cial who uses the power of his office
to urge the owners of private busi
ness to remove anyone in the man
agement of their business because of
his of her inability to settle a differ
ence or grievance that may exist be
tween employer and employee or
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rival groups of employees, is violat
ing a fundamental principle which
underlies the free enterprise system
and our American w’ay of life.
“If violence is subdued by the ac
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ing the situation over to those who
are threatening or causing the vio
lence, then government has ceased to
function properly, and the continu
ance of our American way of life
is in grave danger.”
R. IF. Hawkes
Pres. U. S. Chamber
of Commerce.
Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Elzay of Ada
spent Friday with Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Koontz.
Mrs. Myron Stratton and daugh
ter Flo, Mr. and Mrs. Lindon Ba
singer and children Janet and Gar
eth, Mr.and Mrs. Rolland Koontz
and daughter Martha of Bluffton
called on Mrs. Anna Koontz, Sunday.
Union prayer service will be held
at the Olive Branch church Thurs
day evening at 7:30. Preaching
services at 9:30 Sunday mnming.
Mrs. C. V. Klingler and family
of near Ada visited Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Ami Nonnamaker.
Betty Bish of Bluffton spent the
week end with her parents Mr. and
Mrs. Evered Bish.
Raymond Koontz and Wayne Mar
quart were honor guests at a birth
day dinner in the Henry Koontz
home Sunday. Those also present
were the grandmother Mrs. S. H.
Koontz and son Cliff, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Marquart and daughter Dor
othy of Jenera.
The Ladies Aid of the Olive
Branch church held their all day
meeting and Christmas gift exchange
in the Mrs. Rolland Koontz home of
East Cherry street in Bluffton Tues
day. Those present were: Mrs.
Golda Battles, Mrs. Nora Stratton,
Mrs. Bertha Williamson, Mrs. Min
nie Myers, Mrs. Emaline Nonnamak
er, Mrs. Dorothy Basinger and child
ren Janet and Gareth, Mrs. Maude
Fisher, Mrs. Hixon, Mrs. Mildred
Klingler, Mrs. (Rev.) Zimmerman,
Mrs. Ruth Steinman, Mrs. Golda
Nonnamaker, Rev. and Mrs. Herbert
Graham and children David and
Sharon of Rushlyvania. A pot luck
dinner was enjoyed at noon by all
Mrs. Henry Koontz, son Raymond
assisted Mrs. Adrian Pifer in cook
ing for shredders Thursday.
N. R. Elzay and Henry Arnold
are still confined to the Bluffton hos
Roddy Nonnamaker attended a
scout meeting in Bluffton Thursday
evening. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Non
namaker spent Thursday evening
with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stauffer.
Miss Janet Basinger accompanied
Kaye Eileen Nonnamaker to school
in Mt. Cory Friday.
Thomas Koontz sepent Tuesday
afternoon with Mrs. Anna Koontz
who is on the sick list
Harry Edinger of Portage preached
at the Olive Branch church Sunday
preceding Sunday school. At the
service Merilyn Battles gave the his­
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THURSDAY, DEC. 11, 1941
tory of “O Come All Ye Faithful”,
singing the carol both in Latin and
Master Don Klingler spent Satur
day afternoon with his grandmother
Mrs. M. J. Stratton.
Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Koontz and
son Robert were Sunday dinner
guests in the J. R. Fisher home.
Mrs. Bertha Williamson and Mrs.
J. R. Fisher were among those who
attended the pot luck dinner of the
Orange Twp. Farm Women’s club
Thursday in the Mrs. John Ewing
home in Bluffton.
Miss Ida Mae Arnold, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Arnold attended
the fair in Chicago last week, being
selected at Ohio State fair for her
judging of garment sewing.
This community is busy sew’ing for
the Red Cross making women’s
dresses, boys’ blouses and under
Miss Mabel and Merilyn Battles
entertained the following guests at
dinner Sunday: Bettye Lewis, Lucille
Hilty, Sarah Moyer, Frieda Jean Ba
singer. Mr. and Mrs. Dull Battles
and family of Mt Cory were after
noon callers.
Prospects appear better for Ohio
poultrymen than they did at the end
of November, 1940, but reports from
351 flockowners who are cooperating
in a profitable egg program reveal
that the average profit made per bird
was about 15 cents per month when
eggs sold for an average of 33.4 cents.
This group of poultrymen w’ork with
the poultry’ department at Ohio State
University, in testing better manage
ment methods and is keeping records
of the Jesuits of these methods.
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