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THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 1942
Mainly PesiA&nal It’s strange, but did you ever notice you can always find time to do the things you really want to do. Map placed in the Bluffton News window by the local Defense Council showing the town divided into dis tricts with their respective fire war dens. It’s attracting a lot of at tention. To Ed Reichenbach, Bluffton post master went the first of the new’ souvenir picture postcards of Bluff ton’s postoffice building put on sale thi^s week. The card was mailed to the postmaster with compliments of Armin Hauenstein of Sidney’s drug shop where the cards are being sold. Thru one of the strange quirks of the original tire rationing regula tions it developed that beer trucks were eligible to get new tires and tubes while ministers were not. The working out of the regulations from this particular angle aroused more than a little caustic comment. Now, however, it’s all fixed up and clergy men are moved up to rate equal with beer trucks in the eyes of ra tioning officials. “'The Office of Price Administra tion has informed the Ohio State Council of Defense that “a vehicle operated by a regularly practicing minister, priest or rabbi in the course of their religious calling” is eligible for new’ tires and tubes. The regulations, however, stipulate that no certificate shall be issued unless the vehicle is actually used in course of the minister’s religious duties, principally for that purpose and is essential for the performance of such duties. And while we’re on the suject, the Bluffton tire dealer is in a tough spot. He was subject to a federal floor tax on his stock and now he is assessed a county tax for the tires in his inventory together with interest on any bank loans he may have incurred in making his original investment—and prospects for liquidating his stock are none too bright. And they’re really driving less these days—one traveling man told us Tuesday he has put his car in the INSURANCE Rest assured that your car or property is adequately insured by insuring with us today. The best of pro tection at a minimum cost. “It’s a Good Policy Not to have a Bad One” Protect your Property against Fire and Wind storm. F. S. HERR, Agent Phone 363-W Young America Contest Vote for Your Favorite Child at Your Favorite Merchant’s. garage and covering his territory by train and bus. And with the Japs in control of one of the world’s principal rubber producing areas, it looks as if tire rationing is here for a good long spell. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. John Garlinger on their 47th wed ding anniversary last Saturday. In cidentally John ate his wedding din ner from his lunch box at the Trip lett plant where he is one of the w’atchmen. John says right now’ he’s too busy doing his bit for Uncle Sam and all out war against the Japs to take time off for wedding dinners. Of all the boys who have set up ten pins at the Stratton Bowling Alley it seems that Joe Bronson made a record the other night for working the largest number of games in a single evening. He set up the pins for 47 games in one night. His total for the past week was 135 games. With air power playing such an important role in warfare these days, Bluffton’s model airplane build ers are reviving interest in their hobby which has lagged considerably since James Basinger left town about three years ago to attend the Parks Air College in East St. Louis, Ill. Jim used to sell model airplane parts and was advisor to a club of young enthusiasts. Regular meet ings were held at the high school for the two years Jim was a student at Bluffton college. With no one to give direction to the activities of the club interest lagged and the organization folded up. Although there still is no defi nite leadership the boys are starting model building again on an individ ual basis. Roger Klay started a model building supply center. Among the boys building models at the pres ent time are: David Stearns, Harold Hartman, Walter Stannus, Kenneth Finton, Donivan Augsburger, Evan Herr, Don and Gordon Bixel, Hugh Chamberlain, Ray Follas, John Lugi bihl, John Bracy, Maynard Pogue and Paul Steiner. The most important part of the Valentine Dance at the high school Saturday night to Kenneth Finton was the refreshment period. He reported that the eight glasses of punch tasted just fine after the strenuous exercises. One of the very popular features of the all school dance was the circle number in which the boys and girls each formed a circle, the boys on the outside, each moving in the opposite direction. W’hen the whistle blows the circles stop and couples are formed for dancing. The two circles reached around the entire gym floor. W’hat can be done with old school buses? An answer to this question was seen on Main street Monday afternoon when a school bus, con verted into a coal truck, w’as seen going through town. The top and back of the bus were cut open and the sides were slightly pushed out to form a truck of large carrying capacity. Enough of the top of the bus was left on to form acab for the driver. From kids to coal is quite Every Penny A Vote Contest Closes Wednesday, February 25. Further Information at The Lape Co. Store TAXPAYERS ATTENTION! The Real Estate TAX BOOKS For The First Half of 1941, (December Collection) Will dose On February 28, 1942 There Will Be NO EXTENSION Avoid a Penalty by Paying Before the Above Date RAY W. BARNETT Treasurer Allen County w a change in the hauling assignment. A lot of youngsters living around North Main street were seen playing the old fashioned cow’boy game Sat urday afternoon. The hill back of the Murray Furniture Repair shop was used for the game. One side stays on the top and the other on the bottom of the hill and at a sig nal those on the top charge down after those on the bottom. When the ones on the bottom are shot (i. e. tagged) they retire from the game. Janet, Sarah, Keith Harold Core. Enjoying the game were Morris Wilbur Kirtland, and Scott Murray, and John Bracy, Ralph Stager, and students had in spelling it’s school week If you think Junior High difficulty this Czechoslovakia, easy just try to spell it looking away from this paper. Not able to practice basketball with the rest of the boys because of chores at home on the farm, Junior Hoffer, son of Roy Hoffer, three miles west of town, has rigged up a basketball court at home where he’s practicing. He says that someday when he can play with the other fel lows he hopes to have just as much skill as the rest. James Davis, a Cincinnati boy, wounded in service with a Canadian motorcycle unit in England w’as pick ed up by Fred Getties and given a lift as far as Lima, Saturday night. He was enroute from Montreal, Can ada to his home in Cincinnati on fur lough. Davis who recently was brot across the Atlantic in a naval convoy said he did not believe that the Ger mans ever could invade England suc cessfully. Looks as if peace and quiet might descend on Cherry street in the neigh borhood of the Nickel Plate grade crossing. Residents of that district complained to Station Agent Fred Hofer of being kept awake for hours at night by the continued ringing of the bell on the automatic signal at the crossing while cars were being switch ed in the yards. Hofer, a member of the town council brought up the mat ter Monday night and the council gave its permission to have the bell discontinued. The matter next will be taken up with Nickel Plate author ities whose consent must be obtained before action can be taken. Electric flashers, however, will be continued as usual. It’s bad enough to have your car demolished—but when it occurs on a honeymoon and the bride and groom are faced with prospect of spending the night in custody of the law’, that’s a lot worse. But to gat back to the beginning of our epic—things began to happen late Monday afternoon when two Detroit newlyweds south bound crashed into the rear of a car driven by Leroy Traucht on South Main street. The groom, who w’as preparing to have his car tow'ed to Lima was informed that settlement for damages would take priority over removal operations. Faced with a double prospect of having his car held and he and his bride forced to make the best of a bad situation overnight, the Detroiter lost little time in effect ing a satifactory settlement. THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO THE KNOCKOUT BLOW GENIUS, BRAWN AND VALOR SMASH THE AXIS—This poster depicting the co-ordinated effort of workers in the munitions plants and the troops in the field soon will be displayed in Government arsenals and mills and shops throughout the country. Draft Boards Can Exempt Fann Help Efforts made by agricultural or ganizations to find what authority local draft hoards have to exempt farm workers have resulted in state ments by officials in charge of the draft that local boards can exempt necessary agricultural workers under the same powers granted them to ex empt necessary workers in defense industry and business or in govern mental seiwice. Director H. C. Ramsower, exten sion service, Ohio State University, has received information that farm help needed to produce milk and dairy products, eggs and egg pro ducts, poultry meat products, and hogs and lard products are consid ered as engaged in the production of commodities of the greatest im portance. Producers of soybeans, sugar beets, commercial vegetables, cattle and calves, and sheep and lambs are considered to be doing work of distinct importance. n w b, FELLOW SOLDIERS Director Ramsower believes this in formation indicates that local draft boards have been given considerable latitude in making decisions regard ing exemptions of farm help. It seems apparent that a man needed to produce foods listed as being of the greatest importance would be considered more eligible for defer ment than a man producing foods designated of distinct importance. appears obvious that men in producing anything in the two preceding lists can preferment over men pro- It also engaged either of be given ducing wheat, cotton, potatoes, and many other crops. Wheat and po tatoes are good foods but the prob lem of the nation right now is to create an army and at the same time to obtain materials most needed in the immediate future. Before exemptions can be granted for farm work or for any industrial or business service, the local board must be given proof that the man is actually engaged in the line of work for which exemptions are allowed, that he can not be replaced satisfac torily from existing supplies of per sons with his qualifications, and that the work for which he claims exemp tion would be less well done during his absence. Director Ramsower points out that local draft boards are working at one of the hardest and most thank less tasks ever given citizens of this nation. They must deal with mat ters thatare not wholly subject to rules of logic and their decisions may cost them lifelong friendships. Their decision are not made today and for gotten tomorrow but are written on the pages of family histories to re main there as long as those families are a part of the community. HAVE YOU HEARD? This is not a story, but a STRAIGHT FACT. Diller Daylight fluorescent lighting in your Hen-House will pro duce more eggs than incan descent lighting. More eggs mean more profits for you! If you are not satisfied in every way we will promptly return your money! Get yours NOW! (see ad page 5) Jia.. Armorsville and Mrs. Robert C. Matter the week end at the Chas. Mr. spent Montgomery home. Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Hartman were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Grismore and family Afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hartman and family. Mrs. Gladys Hosafros spent Sun day with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Oehrli and Mrs. Laura Hamilton. Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Moore spent Sunday with the latter’s brother, Mr. Will Patterson and wife of Indiana. Geo. Kimmel spent at the Carl Mc- Mr. and Mrs. Sunday evening Cafferty home. Dale the Mr. and Mrs. Sunday home. Moore spent W. I. Moore night at 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 spent Satur- O. P. Hartman the Ralph Whisler home in Mrs. day at Bluffton. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Montgomery and daughter Sue called on Mrs. Eva Montgomery and Mr. Fred Battels. Both are improving at this writing. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Klingler and son Richard of Findlay spent Sun day with Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Kling ler and son Clyde. The following former students, of, during the month of January Virginia Ney Margaret Mitten Virginia Mitten Alice Straub Mary Klotz Martha Baumgartner Anne Watts Phyllis Lucas Kathleen Hilborn Marjorie Carr Ada Craft Paul Gillig Phyllis Oberlander 1 All members of the senior class were given a booklet “Looking To ward College” at a meeting of the class in the Bluffton High school cafe teria, Monday afternoon. The book let summarizes the academic require ments of the various colleges in the country and gives figures on tuition and expenses. Instructions on the se lection of the type of college to at tend are also given in the booklet. The Kilties, a musical unit consist ing of piano, two trombones and trum pet, presented a program to an as sembly meeting of the Bluffton pub lic schools at the high school auditor ium. Monday morning. Solos and en semb'e numbers w’ere presented to the students. With military registration taking place in the reading room of the li brary, the reading room was closed all day Monday to the students of the high school. Books and magazines, however, could be obtained at the li brary window. Demonstration of the liquidation of sulphur dioxide was given at the meeting of the scinence club held in the chemistry room Tuesday night under the direction of W. O. Geiger, club adviser. Graduation invitations will be se lected by a committee of seniors, Fri day after school, it was announced this week by James Reichenbach, class president. In anticipation of the basketball game with Wapakoneta in the even ing a pep meeting will be held in the gymnasium, Friday morning. The Girl Reserves oganization will hold a cabinet meeting at the home of Ruth Hankish, Wednesday night at Mt.Cory In Favorite In Hancock County Bluffton High School Notes fin the all the Mt. Cory did it again, they ished alone, “Little Nine". Now with important tournament just in offing the sports enthusiasts of Han cock county are asking the ques tion, “Can Cory continue their amaz ing scoring spree and sweep the tour nament as they did the league play?” undefeated atop the Mt. Cory will take the floor at Findlay high school gymnasium at nine o’clock Thursday night in the first defense of their tournament title, they will be meeting more than just five McComb players, they will be fighting against the tournament “jinx”, which seems to bedevil teams that win the league and then attempt to gain the tournament crown. But the Green Wave managed to slay the jinx last year and take both the league and tournament title and the odds are that they will repeat their excellent record of 1941. The “Wave” has compiled a rec ord that merits respect, this season they have put 16 wins and only one defeat on the record books. They have amassed a grand total of 786 points, and allowed their opponents 484. The Cory quintet has aver aged 46.3 points per game and held their opponents to 28.5. 181 accepting positions since Jan. 1, 1941. have had shorthand and typing training in high school. STARTED ALSO MONDAY, JUNE 8. FOR THOSE WELL AS FOR BEGINNING STUDENTS IN THESE SUBJECTS. COURSES READY FOR DELIVERY FEB. 1. TIFFIN UNIVERSITY A THIRTY DAY EMPLOYMENT RECORD and graduates, U. S. Civil U. S. Civil I S. Civil U. S. Civil I S. Civil The Horton Blade Printing & Supply Co. Tiffin National Bank Shelby Spring Hinge Co. The Triplett Meter Co. The Pullman Company The Trojan Powder Co. U. S. Production Credit Co. your Service Service Service Motor Co. Young man, young woman, YOUR BIT. One of the most urgent in shorthand, typing, office machines, business administration, economics, production costs, time and pay roll records. These positions are under civil service. $1440 per annum, senior stenographer. Tiffin U. is definitely on a national defense basis, and is training students to qualify in the shortest time possible, for government positions, and positions in industrial firms engaged in war material pro duction. Ten young men, all T. U. two-year gradates, have recently been placed with The Ford Motor Co., Dearborn. Michigan. The initial salary is $155 per month, with time and a half for overtime, of which there is considerable, and double time for Sundays and holidays. Civil service examinations are now given at the college any day college officials request same. Papers will be graded at once, and successful applicants can be employed within a very few hours after taking the civil service test. Initial salaries according to Uncle Sam’s printed schedule are $1440, $1620, $2200, $2400, $2600, and for highly trained accountants as high as $3200, $3600, and $4000. A Tiffin young man who graduated from Columbian high in 1938. and from T. U. in 1940, earned $300 in January in a defense industrial plant. PREPARE TODAY FOR LUCRATIVE EMPLOYMENT IN THE NEARBY DAYS AHEAD. Write for list of FIFTY-SIX recently placed by the college in civil service positions, and for list of Special defense classes will start Monday, April 6 for those who SPECIAL DEFENSE CLASSES WILL BE TIFFIN UNIVERSITY THE SCHOOL THAT QUALIFIES FOR LIFE, AND IMMEDIATE LUCRATIVE EMPLOYMENT. PAGE THREE 7:30 o’clock. Each girl has been re quested to bring scissors. On the cabinet are: Carol Bame, Doris Dun ifon, Mary Ellen Luginbuhl, Marcene Stonehill, Ruth Hankish, Rosann Hil ly, Margery Niswander, Betty Hott kamp, Harriet Burkholer, Mary Jane Worthington. Miss Harreit Criblez is adviser. Girls in the chorus of “Swing Out,” musical comedy sponsored by the Lions club, have been rehearsing dur ing the past week. Practices will be continued on the evenings of Thurs day, Saturday and Monday, it was an nounced by Miss Jean Mayt-nier, di rector. The Girls Athletic Association de feated the girls basketball team from Bluffton college by a score of 26 to 19 Monday night in the high school gymnasium. Movies to be shown in the high school classes this week are: Science “Earth’s Rocky Crust,” “Animal Life.” Social Science, “Meat For America.” Girl Reserves Week will be ob served from February 22 to 27, it was announced this week by Miss Harriette Criblez, advisor. The or ganization will be in charge of a chapel service in the high school on Tuesday and a special service in First Mennonite church Sunday night at 7 o’clock. After the Valentine dance Satur day night a Girl Reserves sweet heart sister organization was form ed. All members of the club have a sister with whom valentines were exchanged and with whom activities of mutual helpfulness will be en joyed. The “Green’s” past record is even more overwhelming, under Coach Jim Morrison’s tutelage for the past two years they hold the enviable record of 39 victories and just three de feats marring it. Coach Morrison had four regulars left from the all star cast of last year, with this array there was little doubt that the team would make a strong bid for the championship. The returning regulars included the three “Bobs”, all southpaws, and Wayne Shafer. The three “Bobs”, Captain Powell, Hass and King, are headaches to all opponents with their seeming uncanny port side shots, Shafer, the six foot center, has tak en over the big job of filling Con rad’s position left vacant by gradu ation, and Shafer leaves little to be I desired as a pivot man. The new addition to the team this year is Dick Werner. Small and fast, he is a perfect partner of Deacon King at forward. Nearly 2,000 sawmills now are op erating in Ohio, with most of their timber coming from farm woodlands. The 1942 cut is expected to be about 400,000,00 board feet. F. W. Dean, extension foresrter, Ohio State Univer sity, says woodlots w’ill pay best in the long run if only mature trees are harvested and the younger ones are permitted to grow. accepted the positions listed and began the duties there- Washington, D. C. Dayton Dayton Port Clinton Port Clinton Charlotte, N. C. Toledo Tiffin Shelby Bluffton Los Angeles, Cal. Sandusky Bucyrus country is calling to you in this hour of its national crisis, TO DO needs of our government today is for young men and women trained and general office procedure. Young men trained in accounting, are in great demand. The initial salary for stenographers, those without experience, is Those with experience are frequently started at $1620 per annum, and rated as a Positions are now open in Tif tin. Port Clinton, Sandusky, Dayton, and Columbus. WHO HAVE HAD PREVIOUS TRAINING, AS SPECIAL CATALOG OF DEFENSE WRITE FOR COPY.