THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 1942
College Graduate Is
Named School Head
Merwin Hilty, graduate of Bluff
ton college in the class of 1932 and
a former resident of Pandora, has
been elected superintendent of the
Ottawa public schools.
Hilty was formerly principal and
athletic coach and has been a mem
ber of the faculty since his gradua
tion from Bluffton college in 1932.
He succeeds the superintendent,
Carl Rasmus, who resigned the Ot
tawa post to accept a similar posi
tion at eClina. No action was taken
by the Ottawa board of education to
fill the vacancy caused by Hilty’s
following Washington’s Birthday,
February 22, a legal holiday.
The Citizens National Bank
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practically assured, if you get our egg-bred chicks. Orders ar
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Girl Reserves Will
Hold Service Sunalay
A candlelight service will be
by the Girl Reserves club of Blu
High school at the First Menn
church Sunday night at 7 o’cloclc.
with Gentle, Pleasant
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This Bank will be closed all day
Monday, Feb. 23
A girls choir will present a
gram of sacred numbers after v
a devotional period will be com
ed. The service will mark the
ginning of national Girl Rest
week which extends from Feb. 2
28. The public is invited.
Through January 24, 1942, the
modify Credit Corporation had
16,381 loans totaling $7,170,477
Ohio farmers on 6,259,839 bushe
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THE BLUFFTON NEWS
B. F. BIERY, Business Mgr.
C. A. BIERY, Editor
Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio,
by the Bluffton News Publishing and
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 3, 1879.
Miss Sarah Amstutz visited Sunday
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
Beer of Pandora.
Paul Diller and family of Piqua
visited friends and relatives in
Basinger ambulance removal:
Chas. Burns from Riley street to the
One case 5% wool blankets, belated
shipment, at $2.40. Graitz dry goods
Women of the Eastern Star will
meet at the home of Mrs. J. S. Stein
er next Tuesday for an all day sew
ing for Red Cross.
Rev. and Mrs. Rudolph Larsen and
family of Barbourville, Ky., visited
last week at the home of Mrs. Eli
Amstutz and family.
Mrs. Clarence Hickey of Toledo
was here the latter part of last
week because of the illness of her
mother, Mrs. Martha Flick.
Mrs. Elizabeth Althaus of North
Jackson street is spending the wedk
in Wooster visiting at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. L. L. Huber and fam
Mr. and Mrs. Will H. Stettler of
Lima and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ha
begger of this place visited in Har
rod, Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Levi
Oberly and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Niekamp of
Celina and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Meyer
Jr., of Wapakoneta were Suday eve
ning supper guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Deerhake of Cherry street.
Misses Mary Alice Geiger of this
place and Eloise Whitmore of Medina
students in Bluffton college the past
semester have accepted positions with
the Dayton Power & Light company
and are now in that city.
Rev. Chas. Armentrout of Indian
apolis, former pastor of the Bluffton
and Rockport Presbyterian churches
visited here Monday afternoon. Rev.
and Mrs. Armentrout and little dau
ghter are spending several days in
Columbus Grove with Mrs. Armen
trout’s mother, Mrs. Linda Bogart.
Order Little Joe, Pocahantas.
Green Ridge coal from the Steiner
Coal Co. Phone 174-W or 265-Y.
Diller ambulance removal: Mrs.
Gaylord Ballinger from the Lima
Memorial hospital to her home three
miles east of Ada Mrs. Newlin Ha
begger and infant son from the
Bluffton hospital to their home in
Orange township Miss Jane Rayle
from her home in Orange township
to the home of her niece Mrs. Her
man Downey in Beaverdam.
Among those from out of town at
tending funeral services held for Mrs.
Clara Stonehill last Wednesday were:
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Gaskins and dau
ghters Eileen and Mabel, Mr. and
Mrs. George Stonehill, Mr. and Mrs.
Donivan Good, Mrs. Eddie Clymer of
Akron Mr. and Mrs. Noah Klingler
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Klingler, Mrs.
Doris Sowers, Zanesville Mrs. Helen
Inman, Chicago Mr. and Mrs. Homer
Brown and daughters Helen May,
Eileen and son George of Latart, W.
Va. Mrs. Geo. Blue and daughter
Sandra of Kenton Mr. and Mrs. How
ard Battles, Springfield Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Schoenberger, Mrs. David Scho
enberger, Upper Sandusky Mr. and
Mrs. Cecil Buto, Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Henry, Mrs. Rhoda McDonald Mrs.
Hattie Kinsey, Findlay Mr. and Mrs.
Bruce Ferglson, Mrs. Hattie Battles,
One case 70 by 80 plaid blankets
5% wool at $2.40. Gratz dry goods
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Change Location Of
Bluffton Radio Club
Permission to change the location
of the Bluffton Amateur Radio Club
station W8APJ from the Kibler
building to the new club room at the
rear of the Menno Geiger property
on Cherry street was given this week
by Federal Communications Commis
Official notification of the permis
sion was received by Don Reams,
president of the organization. Reams
stated that the club will cooperate
with the local defense board in any
type of activity that might be help
ful to the defense program.
Amateur radio licenses were re
cently made inoperative by the com
munications commission and amateur
stations can be operated only in
emergency situations and at the call
of the defense board for the dura
tion of the war.
The club has some emergency
equipment on hand having partici
pated in the field trials of the Amer
ican Radio Relay League. The
Bluffton club is an affiliate of this
Increase Shown In
Sales Tax Receipts
Despite rationing of certain con
sumer’s goods already started by the
government, the February settle
ment for sales tax receipts received
in Bluffton, amounted to $139.47,
slightly more than the figure of
February a year ago, it was an
nounced this week by W. 0. Geiger,
One year ago the Bluffton settle
ment of the sales tax receipts
amounted to $138.62. The elimina
tion of the purchase of tires for
most consumers would normally
cause a decrease in sales tax re
Apparently the increase in the
purchase of consumer’s goods has
been caused by the increase in jobs
available during this period of de
fense production, it was pointed out.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Zimmerman and
family were Sunday dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. David Zimmerman.
The members of the Leisure Hour
club were entertained on Thursday
evening at the home of Mrs. T. V.
Mrs. W .R. Dally was a Wednesday
dinner guest of Mrs. Frank Ley at
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pratt and John
Moran of Toledo were Sunday dinner
guests of Mrs. Carrie Durkee and
Mrs .Merrill Arnold, Mrs. Ella Yant
and Mrs. Grant Barber, Mrs. Harry
Yant, Mrs. Roy Arnold and Janet Am
stutz were Wednesday dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bowers at
Mrs. Ray Barnes spent the past
week with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Parish
at North Baltimore.
Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Paul and fam
ily were last Sunday dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Roberts.
Miss Jane Rayl has been removed
to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harmon
Downey where she is recovering from
a recent illness.
Lelia Barber, Patsy Pierce, Miriam
Amstutz, Rosella Barber, Carol Sue
Eckenweiler, Patsy Michael, Mary
Lou Amstutz, Rowena Paul, Rhea,
Doris and Bobby Altenbaugh helped
Patricia Kaye Bassett celebrate her
6th birthday anniversary, last week.
Sherry Jan Zimmerman of Bluff
ton has been visiting her grandpar
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Amstutz.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Marshall of
Columbus were recent visitors of Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Pugh and family.
Miriam and David Anderson were
Sunday guests of Mrs. Lillie Ander
son and daughter Carol.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Anderson
were Sunday evening callers of Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Younkman.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Bassett and
I daughter of Bowlin'/ Green were Sun
day visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Loren
Bassett and family.
“Skimp to Beat a Skunk!”
bleach yellowed linens,
you may need nothing more
than sunshine—ij you leave extra
moisture in the material, after
final rinsing. The damper the
fabric—the better the job Old Sol
will do in bleaching!
Then buy defense savings
stamps instead of new linens—
that the sun will soon again shine
on an America at
“In the Vanguard They Marched”
was the theme of the Travel Class
meeting held at the home of Mrs.
Evan Basinger, Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Margaret Day was assistant
hostess. The following program was
presented: A Son of Soongs, Mrs.
Metta Dean The Poet of the Air,
Mrs. C. A. Biery The Ambassador of
Good Will, Mrs. Armin Hauensatein.
The Poinsettia Club
The Poinsettia club will meet at the
home of Mrs. Ralph Patterson this
Wednesday night at 7:30 o’clock. The
following program will be presented:
Valentine Verses, Members Valen
tine Day, Mrs. J. F. Harmon The
Father of His Country, Miss Edith
Augsburger Special Feature, Miss
The Alice Freeman Club
The Alice Freeman club met at the
home of Mrs. W. M. Niswander, Wed
nesday afternoon. The following
program was given: Chile and Ar
gentina, Mrs. Otto Holtkamp Para
guay and Uragua, Mrs. Gideon Loch
The Amico Club
A pot luck supper was enjoyed by
the Amico club at the home of Mrs.
Clarence Rockey, Friday night. The
evening was spent in games and con
tests. The next regular meeting will
be with Mrs. Don Corson on Friday
night. Mrs. Rockey will be in charge
of the program.
Eastern Star Meeting
The regular meeting of the East
ern Star chapter will be held Friday
night at 7:30 o’clock. Thressa Slus
ser, W. M.
The Richland Grange will be hosts
to the Pleasant Grange of Putnam
county, Tuesday night, February 24.
The third and fourth degrees will be
given by the new members. Refresh
ments will be served.
Entertain for Bride
In honor of Miss Helen Maxwell,
superintendent of Bluffton hospital,
whose marriage to Lloyd Albert Naas
of Lima took place last Saturday, Dr.
and Mrs. M. D. Soash and Dr. and
Mrs. M. R. Bixel entertained at the
Soash home, Thursday night
Guests were: Miss Maxwell Dr.
and Mrs. Weldon Diller, Rawson Dr.
and Mrs. H. A. Niswander, Dr. and
Mrs. Rice of Pandora Dr. Rosella
Biederman, Jenera Dr. and Mrs. J.
S. Steiner and Dr. and Mrs. B. M.
Bible Class Meets
Bible class of the Presbyterian Mis
sionary society will meet Thursday
afternoon at 3 o’clock at the home of
Miss Alice Ludwig. The lesson will
be a study of Romans, chapters 12
Presbyterian Social Club.
The Presbyterian social club will
meet at the home of Mrs. W. E. Dil
ler this Wednesday evening. Assist
ant hostesses will be Miss Alice Lud
wig, Mrs. Wilbur Sumney and Mrs.
Mr. and rs. Andrew Hochstettler I
and family were Sunday guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hochstettler
Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Niswander
and son Allison and Miss Glenna
Kohler spent Sunday afternoon at
the Amos Gerber home.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Badertscher
and son were Sunday dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Moorehead
Sunday callers at the Ernest Gratz
home were? Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Manahan, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Gratz, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Gratz of Lima, and Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Paul Rhoads and daughter
Jean and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Am
stutz were Wednesday evening sup
per guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Gratz and son Delbert.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Francis
Basinger a daughter, Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hochstettler
and family spent Wednesday even
ing with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Crawfis
Mrs. Elda Hoffman of Lima, Mr.
and Mrs. Wilford Gratz and Mr.
and Mrs. Willard Jennings and son
Rodney spent Sunday evening with
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schaublin and
Herbert Luginbuhl of Detroit,
Robert Luginbuhl of Cleveland, John
Luginbuhl of Chatfield, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Courtenay and family of
Lima, and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Grant
and son were week-end callers of
Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Luginbuhl.
Sandra Myers of Mansfield spent
last Friday with Marjorie Gerber.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Badertscher
and family*and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne
Zimmerman and daughter were Sun
day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Badertscher and son.
In Store Windows
Pictures of Bluffton youngsters en
tered in the Young American con
test, sponsored by the Bluffton Lions
club in connection with the musical
comedy, “Swing Out” are on display
at various stores in the town.
Bluffton residents may vote for the
child of their choice at the various
stores where the pictures are dis
played. The contest is open to child
ren from two to eight years of age.
Awards will be made when the mu
sical comedy is given on Tuesday
and Wednesday nights.
The following pictures are on dis
play: Lora Jean Trippiehorn, Barnes
Grocery Coleen Cummins, Ruffs
Donald Ray Badertscher, Badertsch
er’s Grocery Jan Conrad, Commun
ity Market Jeannine Benroth, Lape
Co. June Hochstettler, Peter Gratz
storq Martha Faith Gratz, Walter
Gratz Shoe store Jimmy Berry’, Fred
Gratz store Donnia Alspach, Com
munity Market Barbara Diller,
A & Grocery Cherry Jan Zim
merman, A. Hauenstein Drug store
Jeannie Kempf, Sidney Drug shop.
Engineer Burned By
Hot Water Stream
R. A. Shumaker, assistant chief
engineer at the Woodcock electric
generating station of the Central
Ohio Light and Power company was
painfully burned about the hands
and neck by hot water escaping from
a pipe, Tuesday afternoon.
The accident occurred at the plant
while Shumaker was engaged in re
moving a hot water line connection.
After receiving treatment in the
office of a physician, Shumaker re
turned to work later in the after
Laymen In Charge Of
M. E. Service Sunday
Laymen will be in charge of the
morning worship service at the Meth
odist church, Sunday at 10:30 o’clock
it is announced by Rev. J. A. Weed,
the pastor. The day is designated as
Laymens’ day in all churches of that
denomination. Special music will be
provided by the Men’s chorus.
Each of the 465 Ohio poultrymen
cooperating with the extension ser
vice of Ohio State University in a
profitable egg production program
owned an average of 261 hens which
produced eggs sold for $87.91 last
The United States farmer’s share
of the consumers’ food dollar was
52 cents in December, 1941. Con
sumers could buy the same foods
that month with a smaller share of
their average income than in any
other December in the past 29 years.
I will continue to haul Ohio coal.
Call me on Jenera phone and reverse
charge. Elmer Burkholder. tf
Wanted—To buy Model Ford.
State condition of car. Write Box Z
care Bluffton News.
Wanted to rent—5 room house by
reliable party, no children. Call
Bluffton phone 166-R.
For rent—7 room house also gar
age, 6 miles west of Bluffton. Mrs.
Albert Althaus, Bluffton phone.
For rent—2 furnished rooms. In
quire Economy store.
For rent—Rooms. Inquire 322
For sale—Pure Georgia sugar cane
syrup. Save on sugar by using syr
up. Give order first. Write or see
R. A. Boaz, Bluffton, Route 2.
For sale—Business block on So.
Main St., also lot on Spring St.
Edith L. Mann, phone 187-W. tf
For sale—Building lots at corner of
Lawn and Kibler streets or will rent
for pasture or garde a. Sylvia Bied
For sale—Seasonec1 line and end
posts. Lines at 16c ind ends at 60c.
Buy these quality psis and save
money. See Frank I ugibihl, 4 miles
:uth of Bluffton one Bentley road.
For sale—Good two wheel trailer.
L. I). Crawford. Mt. Cory.
For sale—Good floor scale also
electric counter .-.•ale, saf? and other
store equipment. 1’. F. Steiner, 250
College Ave., Bluffton. Ohio. 44
For rent—House and garage, or
chard, hen houses and truck patch,
located 4\- miles south of Bluffton.
Inquire 209 S. Johnson St.. Ada or
leave name and address at Huber A
For sale—Sweet cider and apples.
Augsburger Fruit Farm. Bluffton
phone 648-W tf
For sale—Good eating potatoes at
$1.50 per bushel. Roy Clements, 2
miles north of Beaverdam and first
For sale—Child's drop side bed.
Eugene Wells, 438 S. Main St.
For sale—Radio in good condition.
Equipped with new batteries. Call
For sale—30 acres 5 room house,
small barn. 4 miles east of town.
H. W. Althaus.
For sale—Ben Leichty house.
Modern. Can be bought reasonable.
H. W. Althaus.
For sale—Fox terrier puppies.
Mrs. David Diller. Phone 645-W.
Hogs—160 to 180, $12.60 180 to
220, $12.80 220 to 260, $12.60 roughs
$11.25 stags, $9.75.
Calves, $14.00 lambs, $11.00.
Grain (bu. prices) Wheat, $1.23
corn, 82c oats, 58c soys, $1.83.
It is our purpose
to deal justly
When eggs were...
... 10 cents a dozen
Ten cents bought a dozen
top quality eggs in the early
thirties—today it takes three
times as much money to buy
the same number of eggs.
Likewise insurance in an
amount that was ample in the
days of 10c eggs may be en
tirely too small to give you
the protection which it did ten
Better check up on it today
—we’ll be glad to help—with
W. F. IUTZI
Dependable Insurance for
SEE US FOR BONDS
We have just received
samples of the New Spring
prices are lower than you
Stop in and see this out
standing line today—you’ll
W. H. GRATZ
JOHM SHED If LD-REGINALD OWEN
Directed by Richerd Thon*
Bawd on cherKters
created by Edgar Rice
ROSALIND RUSSELL and
WALTER PIDGEON in
Matinee Sun. 2:30
And All-Star Comedy
How Green Was My Valley
Matinee Sat. 2:30
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