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fies America is not to be caught napping. DEFENSE BONDS STAMPS VOLUME NO. LXV1 NEARLY SCORE IN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS NOT HEARD Many Bluffton Area In Hawaiian and War Zones FROM Residents Pacific Only Direct Communication Re ceived Here From Miss Evelyn Niswander Relatives and friends are still awaiting word concerning the safety of nearly a score of former Bluffton area residents who were in the Hawaiian and Pacific danger zones at the time of the recent Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor. The only direct communication re ceived here so far is that from Miss Evelyn Niswander located in Paia on the island of Maui, who wired the one word “Safe” to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Neuenschwander of South Lawn avenue last Friday. Particular concern is felt for the numerous Bluffton residents located on the island of Oahu, where Pearl Harbor is located, the focal point of the recent military action of the Nipponese. No word has been re ceived here from these residents. Pearl Harbor Base Stationed at the Pearl Harbor base are: Donald Crawfis, son of Earl Crawfis living on the J. A. Diller farm west of Bluffton Wayne and Clair Boutwell, formerly of Orange township and sons of Mrs. Alice Lugibill Boutwell of Kenton Willis Steffen, son of Samuel Stef fen of near Pandora. Lt. Com. Eugene L. Lugibill, son of Mrs. Lee Lugibill of Findlay and former Bluffton resident, previously served on the U. S. destroyer Downes lost in Japanese naval action at Pearl Harbor. He was recently transferred, however, to Camden, N. J., where he is a ship inspector. No word has been received con cerning Lt. David Kliewer who has been stationed at Ewa Field, six miles from Pearl Harbor, for the past year. Kliewer is an instructor in the U. S. naval air corps. Other Bluffton Residents Also located in Hawaii are Her bert Bowers and family in Honolulu William Geiger and family of Wail ona Sgt. and Mrs. Don Sebenoler, formerly Miss Virginia Gill Mr. and Mrs. Carl Weimers, formerly Miss Elma Hostettler. Word is anxiously being awaited here concerning the safety of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wenger, missionaries enroute to Bluffton from India. Mrs. Wenger is the mother of Laurence Burkhalter, Bluffton college student. She is the daughter of Mrs. A. R. Good and a sister of Mrs. Harvey Beidler, both of South Jackson street. Burkhalter stated the first of the week that it is very likely that the boat on which they were to sail may have turned back immediately upon being notified of the disturbed con ditions developing in Japanese-Amer ican relations. At any rate he has received no word as to the where abouts of his parents. H. S. Music Units To Give Xmas Program Orchestral and vocal music groups of Blufftdh high school will present a program of Christmas numbers in the school auditorium this Wednes day night at 7:30 o’clock. In preparation for the presentation rehearsals have been held under the direction of Prof. Sidney Hauenstein, instrumental instructor, and Miss Elizabeth Higley, vocal instructor. Numbers by the band, orchestra, glee clubs, mixed chorus and vocal solos will epresented. Real Estate Deals Clayton Bixel of Bixel Motor sales has purchased the Elizabeth Boehr property on Grove street and expects to occupy the residence soon. Mt. Cory has Garrett prop and will take Ralph Garlinger of purchased the Samuel erty on Spring street immediate possession, employed by the Buckeye Pipe Line company. The deal was made by H. W. Althaus. Garlinger is West Is Corporal James F. West, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff West of South Lawn ave nue, who is in training at Ft. Bliss, Texas, has been promoted to the rank of corporal, it was announced the first of the week. West is in charge of financial matters of his battalion. One Blast Of Water Works Whistle Is Not Alarm For Fire Windows Open Saturday and Monday Nights for Stamps And Parcel Post ligh Mark of Holiday Mailing Expected to be Over Week Reached End mailing Incoming mail also is being receiv ed earlier than usual, and several times during the last week delivery of second class mail has been delayed to permit handling first-class letters. Heaviest stamp sales are expected to be Friday and Saturday of this week, and the peak in handling deliv eries likely will be Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, the postmaster said. Stamp Sales Up Stamp sales are running consider ably ahead or last year’s figure for the same time, and the demand has been unusually heavy for one and one-half cent stamps. Stamp windows will be open at the post office Saturday and Monday nights until 9 p. m. for the conven ience of the public, Postmaster Reich enbach said. Stamps will be sold and parcels will be accepted for mailing, but no mail will be handed out, he explained. Urge Early Mailing Early mailing of parcels was urged by Clerk Ralph Stearns. There is less likelihood of breakage in transit if packages are sent early enough to escape the last minute rush. Latest recommended mailing date for continental United States are as follows: Dec. 16, west coast Dec. 18, Colorado Dec. 19, New York Dec. 20, West Virginia. Money order sales also have shown a decided increase in the last week, Postmaster Reichenbach said. Completes Engineering Course At Ohio State Paul J. Rhonda of Bluffton will be among the graduates to receive de grees at the winter commencement exercises of Ohio State university, Columbus, Friday. Rhoads will be graduated with the B. Sc. degree from the college of en gineering and has accepted a posi tion as research engineer in the hy dromatic division of General Motors corporation in Detroit. Mrs. Rhoads of this place and Lt. Col. and Mrs. J. Norman King of Dayton will attend the commence ment exercises Friday. Sale of U. S. defense bonds and stamps has more than tripled at the Bluffton post office since the Japan ese attacks in the Pacific 10 days ago, Postmaster Ed R. Reichenbach said Wednesday. Most of the bonds sold here are in $25 and $100 denominations in Series E. Bonds of this class can be sold only to individuals, and the purchase is entirely voluntary. Many local clubs and civic organi zations are purchasing bonds in sup port of the nation’s defense pro gram, it was stated. THE BLUF $1,000 Set As Goal In Red Cross War Relief Campaign Under Way Here water- /ANE short blast of the works whistle is alarm, but a police was announced by Mayor W. A. Howe the first of the week. not a fire signal, it This new arrangement has been inaugurated in order to effect speedy contact with police in an emergency, it was stated by the mayor. On hearing the whistle blast all officers on duty are to contact telephone central at once. Signal for fire will continue to be repeated blasts of the water works whistle. POSTOFFICE OPEN EVENINGS DURING CHRISTMAS RUSH dorsemet by Mayor The Band Sales Here More Than Triole A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE Alien County Asked for $30,00011^| In Drive to Aid American War Sufferers Jrive Will Close Here This Sat urday Cooperation is Urged By Leaders Public support for the project was urged by Mayor W. A. Howe in a statement issued Tuesday, pointing out the urgent need for speedy rais ing of the fund. Citizen’s National bank. has this Bluffton’s Christmas been smarted earlier than usual season, and next week’s last-minute rush is expected to be somewhat les sened as a result, Postmaster Ed R. Reichenbach reported Wednesday. Sell Xmas Seals At I I I Bluffton Po^t Office some time or other become infected with the tubercular germ but if they are healthy the processes of na ture will isolate the germ and der it harmless. ren- the Many people fall victim to W. A Howe. I ■.....—1 I afternoon. Knitting and sewing projects ofl Dressed in the local unit of the Red Cross will I ment, homes, continue through the holidays, it was I places provide announced this week by the Bluffton! Yuletide. Windows of many homes committee in charge. I in the community are decorated with Considerable work has already been I boHy wreaths and the more color done by local residents, some ofl fuj Christmas displays. which was on display in the Hank-1 Bluffton ish room above the Todd grocery at I pUpils are the recent winter fair. All the gar-1 Christmas holiday recess which will ments on display were knitted and! start with sewed by Bluffton women voluntter-l day afternoon. They will return to ing their services. I their classes on January 5. The headquarters, at the home ofl Bluffton college will also close for Mrs. J. S. Steiner of South Main| (.be holidays on Friday with classes street, days, terials tained urday will be open during the holi-l convening on January 6. An adequate stock of ma-1 is at hand and may be ob-| anytime Monday through Sat morning. Births I Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Habegger, a boy, Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Zoll, Raw son, a girl, Tuesday. Alter outbreak (Jt War In Facinc Rev Christmas Programs By Schools Friday Christmas Bw^less Best SincelJapanese Boom Years of Twenties, I morninff Survey discloses Santa Claus will be in town Saturday with a surprise for the youngsters, headquarters located church lawn to the girls to see him during the day. on A national war relief fund of $50,000,000 is the goal of the drive, which will close Saturday of this I the case waa stated. Giving im-| ______ week. Prompt response is requested, I petus t0 tbe buying this year is the and contributions may be left at I feeling’ that supplies may be ex-1 Strict adherence to an unwritten either Bluffton drug store or at the I bausted due to defense demands. Wearing Apparel Christmas seals are being sold at trinkets and flimsy gadgets can bel the Bluffton post office continuing I sold. 'through Christmas, it was announced I The trend toward bigger and bet-1 germ and* 175 die*from it daily” En-| elementary and high schools. Thel W the final kill. Often times hunt-1 of the Bluffton sale of I various churches are practicing fori ^hen they discover that they! Christmas seals was given this week I presentation of Christmas programs.! ha'’e Wied a deer already mounded! ________ I the Christmas season was the pre- I I Work Will Continue] High school gymnasium Sunday I Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bixel and I I little son moved Saturday to Find- following births at the Bluff- int° their new home built durin» the past summer. Jerry Basinger ORESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY RSDAY, DEC. BLUFFTON, OHI 18, 1941 BLUFF SHOW STORES GAIN TRADE I Bluffton and vicinity were called I ee Illg AJ I Paia, less than 10 miles away from upon this week to provide $1,000 for I Limited I the scene of the naval action. Red Cross war relief, with the Al-1 I The new attack in Hawaiian area len county goal set at $30,000. I I occurred at dusk which would be War relief funds are in addition to I With Christmas just a week in I shortly after midnight Tuesday those raised in the annual member-1 the offing, siioppi#^ in Bluffton this I morning by Bluffton time. The re ship drive, which was completed last I Yuletide season is Surpassing record I newed attack was not unexpected, it week. totals of previous years, it was dis-1 is reported. Patches, I here for Impetus to buying- given bv P1 rS' Xoah Neuenschwander of South A, I Lawn avenue, who is teaching at Contributions are sought for funds I closed in a survey of retail estab-1 The Kahului harbor and the town to carry out relief work in war-torn I lishments the first of the week. I of Paia are located on the north areas where American nationals will I Several merchants reported that I —.—-------------------- be affected, it was announced in th* I the Christmas bushi«. s of last Sat-lnr TT call from Allen county headquarters. I urday has been the best since the! 1Y1.OOSG 111111161 S liOXCI IH?(I 1*M UHWritvCH Collections in the Bluffton com-lboom years of the late twenties. Cndp Rlllfftnn PhvcirMon Tn Tollr munity are being directed by Mrs. I Volume of sales has been greater,| VA/llv* U1U11 LUI I 1 111 udjo 111 I 4ilt\ Ora Wetherill and Mrs. Edith Mann. I and the rush of Buying has started For Beaverdam village and the rural I earlier this seasoil than is usually districts of Richland township, Mrs. Herbert Marshall is the chairman. I I I toys than usual also are being sold St John,s Retorraed church Thurs. by Mrs. Sherwood Diller, chairman I ter Christmas presents has been ap-l One of the most important of the local committee. I parent for several years, it was! tures in the unwritten code of Mrs B. W. Travis is in charge of pointed out by merchants. It is is that each hunter in the party| the sale, of seals at the post office, believed that one the causes is take his own terntorv and not treJ With the quickened tempo of living the tendency of families to draw pass over the boundaries. Moose! caused by national defense efforts,! names enabling each member to buy I and deer hunters practically alwaysl tuberculosis has been making new more substantial gifts, rather than! hunt individuaHy rather than in gains, it was pointed out by the a nunlber of trinkets. pairs. Reason for this is found in local committee. I Elimination of the last minute! the desire of the hunter to make thel Nine out of every ten people atlrusb in Christmas shopping will be! kni himself some time or other become infected a likely result of the early buying! Another important understanding now in vogue, it was stat* 1. I of the code is that each hunter re-1 Observances Planned I spects the other’s game. The deeiT In keeping with the season musi-1 belongs to the one first making the! cal presentations are planned at the! disabling wound, not to the one mak-l Opening the musical observance of| seat ch in the, woods for sentation of Handel’s “The Messiah” to a large audience in the Bluffton ton hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Diller, pan-1 n°rth"’est of Bluffton who purchased Christmas pantomime, will be pre-| SOnstreet. dora, a girl, Thursday. DUIIU DdWb 11CIC 1UUIC llldll llipie ian Church. For the past six years of the Ebenezer church, Sunday visitPwith hfs’parent8f Mr. and Mrs. Student Recital The public is invited. party that abling shot brilliant holiday rai lawns and business a colorful setting of ___ the close of school Fri- Ill New Locations •TU\ NEWS Bombardment At Kahului Harbor Brings Bombardment of the Kahului har I bor on the island of Maui, southeast I of Oahu Dr. J. S. Steiner, Veteran Deer Hunter, Speaks at Reform ed Brotherhood He will make his in the little house the Presbyterian and distribute gifts I Most Hunters Prefer to Hunt and boys who stop Individually in Assigned Territory c°de characterizes the activities of ^ose who hunt in the forests of Fifteen per cent of the amount I Christmas buv I Northern Michigan and Canada, ac-|p|an for Organization to go In raised will be retained Allen I Largest I e o Chr.tn s I cording to Dr. J. S. Steiner, veteranl f_ Arf ..n rin™ in Fvonf county for local war relief expend!-1ln® being done this year in var-1 B|uffton hunter, who addressed thel _. tures, it was announced. ious kinds of wearing apparel. Morel s brotherhood meeti B,aufftb„en"shPoOpntepers report that day, nighk Blu,rton sh°p a“Pers reP°rt thatl Dr. Steiner, veteran hunter of buyers definitely have been choosing I many m00Kj hunting expedition, into I better merchandise, and that I™ I lhe „orthern forests, has been I Renewed Concern For Bluffton Resident in the Hawaiian group, by warships early’ Tuesday according to press dis brought renewed concern the safety of Miss Evelyn ...— I Niswander, daughter of Mr. and at thJ UL Ll viol ul III IIlWoV deer in his forav- Hunt Individuaiiy fea lawsl the||I made the original dis to return the animal. animal isl one of'theI The under-1 is Sometimes after the wounded it will flee into numerous game reserves, standing among hunters already wounded deer may on the game reserve. A animal is easy to follow by the trail I follows: Monday, Tuesday and Thurs- Christmas Programs cept the Indianapolis charge. I I week’s furiOugh. zi/fcccd nt Christmas programs to which the I Students in the Bluffton college I Review of the Christmas public is invited will be presented at I department of music will present! events surrounding the the high school auditorium on Friday! their monthly recital at the college! Christ were presented in a talk by I the Bluffton community, no munici afternoon. I chapel this Wednesday night at 8:301 Rev. P. E. Whitmer at the ladies! pal Christmas basket distribution! J. T. Bell, north of" Ada.' The grade school program will be I o’clock. The following will appear! night meeting of the Lions club held! will be conducted this year. at 1:30 o’clock and the high school I on the program: piano, Laurence! at the Walnut Grill Tuesday night! No need for a municipal program will present its program at 2:301 Burkhalter, William Mitchell, Carisl The Christmas theme was domin-l has presented itself this holiday sea o’clock. I Basinger voice, Earl Lehman, Eu-| ant throughout the program. En-I son, Mayor W. A. Howe said. In Following the programs school will I gene Weed, Pauline Sprunger, Viola! semble music was furnished by Jean I any isolated cases where baskets be dismissed for the Christmas holi-1 Amstutz organ, Arthur Thiessen.! Ann and Betty Steinman and Mary I may be needed, private organizations days. I Alice Howe. “At the Door of the Inn”, a| Mrs. Harl Dillman of North _________. He will return to the Cherry street property vacated I sented at the Methodist church Sun-1 next Monday. by the Bixel family expects to move! day night at 7:30 o’clock. Presenta-I Sgt. Eugene Firestone in here soon. I tion will be by a cast of more than I jng at Camp Shelby, Miss., is spend- Rev. and Mrs. Chas. Armentrout! thirty-five voices is under direction of I jng a furiOugh with Mrs. Firestone and little daughter will leave the! a reader, soloists and girls’chorus. I at the a. D. Gratz home on South last of this week for Indianapolis! where he will assume the pastorate! A program of Christmas musicl James Birchnaugh has returned to |of the Washinffton Street Presbyter-lwill be presented by the mixed choir! Camp Shelby, Miss., after a week’s It is be made by although has not eastern side of the island, lieved that the attack was an enemy submarine and the extent of the damage yet been reported it is thought to be slight. The first military and naval ac tion of the ed against Harbor on lowing the Harbor Sunday, December 7, Niswander sent a one word telegram “Safe” to her parents here. No word has been received, however, since the attack on Maui. Maui but rather Pearl the island of Oahu. Fol initial bombing of Pearl Miss Miss Niswander spent the past summer in Bluffton where she visited her parents, returning to Hawaii in September in time for teaching at the private girls school at Paia. LEGION TO DRAFT CIVILIAN DEFENSE PLANS FOR TOWN Committee of Ex-service Men To Confer with Mayor Howe on Program Of Disaster Bluffton’s civilian defense plans will I be worked out at a conference this I Wednesday night between Mayor W. i A. Howe and the Americ an Legion and! I executive committee. I I Two goals will be considered by the I group in completing details of the In-1 cal setup: An organization to pre-1 vent disaster and another to care fori disaster in case it should o'cur. Legion representatives who will work with the Mayor in mapping Bluffton civilian defense include Mil len Geiger, chairman Clair Fett, Gil bert Fett, Frenas Herrmann, Arthur Amstutz, Ralph Stearns and Charles Hilty. Civilian defense committees thru out the nation also have been request ed to cooperate in all work required in assisting the country to successfulI ly bring about victory and lasting peace. Careful study will be made to set up a civilian defense program that will meet Bluffton’s needs, as well following the program suggested federal and state officials. that an I be killed! The Bluffton public library will wounded! closed during Christmas vacation Various types of living arrange-! ments have been tried by ton hunting parties, but the most! satisfactory arrangement found to be the cabin. years cabins have been rented fori his Christmas furlough with (Continued on page 8) I father and brother, Dow Scoles and! .. son Allen. I the Bluff- I ijiurlol I I as by Library Hours be as of its blood. I day during the week of December! church. Burial was in the church Compass Necessary I 22 and on New Year’s Day, Thurs-I cemetery. It is very essential in hunting in I day, January 1. Moser served as a Richland town- High and grade school nor^ern woods to carry a com-1 The library will be open all other! ship trustees for eight years was a lookinc- forward to their I pass as is very easy to get lost| days from 1:00 to 5:00 o’clock ini member of Richland Grange, and looKing lorwaro io me stated Heavy and| the afternoon and from 6:00 to 8:00l the Emmanuel’s church, rough clothing is also necessary fori o’clock in the evening, it was an-| hunting in the northern woods, itl nounced by Miss Ocie Anderson, li-l was pointed out. I brarian. HOME ON FURLOUGH has been! Pvt. Gerald Scoles who is station-1 Willard Dillman, in training at! Camp Shelby, Miss., is spending al week’s furlough with his mother,! Jackson street. Armentrout h^ been pastor ofl night at 7.45 oclock. The choir ofl Fred Birchnaugh. His brother, Joel Mary Jo Emans, 19-day-old daugh- the Bluffton and Rockport Presby-1 thirty-five voices is underdirection of I Birchnaugh, also at Camp Shelby, I ter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Emans, terian churches, resigning here to ac-l Prof. Otto Holtkamp.------------------- I wjn bc home Jack-1 camp! Rev. Whitmer Reviews] Funeral services were held Monday Xmas Storu At LionA^0 Municipal Xmas Basket Lfistributionlof Buy DEFENSE BONDS STAMPS NUMBER 34 PRICE OF TURKEYS AND EGGS HIGHER ON XMAS MARKET Retail Price of Geese Has Not Changed Much From Figure Of I^ist Year Chickens Slightly Higher Than Last Year Eggs Show Sharp Price Advance With market prices of turkeys and chickens markedly higher than the figure of last year many people here are planning to buy goose at prices about the same as those of 1940, for the traditional Christmas dinner. Retail prices of geese are 15 and 16 cents per pound as compared to the price of Chickens last 16 to 18 cents ing about 20 heavies and springers, and springers can be the market for about pound. 14 cents last year, year, retailing from per pound are bring cents a pound for Leghorn fowl purchased on 15 cents per The greatest price increase is in turkeys which this year are retail ing at 26 to 28 cents per pound as compared with the price of 20 to 22 cents per pound last year. The supply of turkeys is small due to the fact that the bulk of the supply was exhausted during the Thanks giving season. Eggs are considerably higher this year than the price of 28 cents per dozen figure of last year. At the present time eggs are retailing at about 40 cents per dozen for top eggs with pullet eggs selling at 33c. Two years ago prime eggs were selling for 20 cents per dozen. Increase in the price of eggs can be partially explained by the demand for powdered eggs which have been exported to various European coun tries engaged in war at the present time, it has been pointed out. Rites Held Monday For Noah Moser Funeral services were held last Monday in the Emmanuel’s Reformed church for Noah Moser, 70, well known farmer and former Richland township trustee, who died of pneu I monia, last Friday afternoon at his I home a mile north of Beaverdam. I He had been ill 19 days. Mr. Moser was born Sept. 6, 1871, I in Wayne county, the son of Jacob I and Anna (Luginbuhl) Moser. I was married on Aug. 7, 1897, I Laura Petersimes, I He also leaves I Beaverdam three I Helen Younkman I Hutchison, both of I Mrs. Elnora Hall, Beaverdam a sis I ter, Mis. Elizabeth Althaus and a I brother, John Moser, both of Bluff I ton. I Rev. Emil Burrichter officiated at I funeral rites in the Emmanuel’s Dost He to who survives, a son, Clair, daughters, Mrs. and Mrs. Fern West Unity and of Tags Go On Sale In Bluffton D°*aatil In reeenthd at Ft. Benning, Ga„ is spendingl bave Jan. 20 to buy 1942 tags bjg| for their dogs, it was announced last I week by Allen County Auditor Floyd owner8 in the Blurton area B. Griffin. In Bluffton, Miss Zelma Ingalls, at the Community Market is deputy distributor for Allen and Hancock counties. Tags are being sold in Beaverdam by the Farmer’s Elevator Co. train-1 A^er ^an- 20 the penalty will be 1 added to regular fees of $1 for male dogs and $3 for female. Rites Held Monday For Mary Jo Emans Christmas day for ’al died last Saturday night at the home I story and! I Maple Grove cemetery. birth of| Reflecting increased prosperity of| In addition to her parents, the in fant is survived by a grandfather. will conduct the distribution. of her parents on South Main street. m°rn«ng at the residence wnh Rev. I Gerald Bright, pastor of the Church Christ, in charge. Burial was at Stores Open Nights Beginning this Wednesday, Bluff ton retail stores will be open every evening until Christmas.