THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1ft 12
Approval of the non-profit hos
pital service plan in which the Bluff
ton Community hospital participates
was given this week by the Ameri
can Hospital association.
The Bluffton hospital is a partici
pating member of the Northwestern
County Hospital Service Association
and was given the honor rating on
the basis of high standards, com
munity sponsorship, economic sound
ness, growth of enrollment, profes
sional cooperation and administrative
All hospitals approved by the as
sociation are permitted to identify
themselves by using the seal of the
American Hospital Association which
is super imposed on a blue cross.
John Maxon, production foreman
at the Triplett Electrical Instrument
Co., is in charge of the instruction
which will last for a period of 16
At the present time two meetings
per week will be devoted to theory
and one meeting to practical work
in the laboratory of the Vocational
Electrical shop in the basement of
the high school building.
Applications for the course will be
received for one week yet but after
that time they will be refused, it
was stated by Maxon. All of the
students in the course have ordered
text books, which is the only expense
National Association Gives Approval
To Bluffton Hospital Service Plan
Total enrollment in the Blue Cross
31 Are Enrolled In
Radio Course Here
Thirty-one students have enrolled
in the radio technicians course, spon
sored by the Ohio Northern College
of Engineering, being held at the
Bluffton high school art room, Mon
day, Tuesday and Thursday nights
at 7 o’clock.
Efficiency Integrity Progress
Free Ambulance Service
Phone 222-T 239 S. Main St.
THE BLUFFTON HATCHERY CO.
(22 Years of Continuous Service)
PHONE 252-W BLUFFTON, OHIO
The Lape Co.
plans is about 9,000,000 persons. The
PLAN NOW.. for FALL
It's just plain sense to get ready for a good laying flock of
hens next fall. Unusual demand indicates many poultry raisers are
planning to do this. We are busy as beavers and moving at top
speed to meet chick requirements of our community. Your needs
have all been anticipated and we are prepared to serve you with
Quality Best-Yet Chicks, feeds for all poultry needs, remedies and
equipment—all medium priced.
There is a fine line of Spring Dresses here for you to try
on. See them on you, if you are not pleased, well: you are
under no obligations.
Washable Prints from................................................$1.18 up
Rayon Crepe, beautiful styles.................................. $2.98 up
association has 71 hospital service
plans approved in 29 states and two
provinces. These plans pay more
than 1,000,000 hospital bills per year.
The benefits are in the form of hos
pital service rather than cash.
Every subscriber to the plan is
entitled to 21 days of care including
general nursing service bed, meals
and dietry service use of operating
room all ordinary drugs and dress
ings routine laboratory service, ma
ternity care after the contract has
been in effect 12 months out of
town emergency and accident care in
any hospital in the United States
Bluffton members of the county
association are: N. E. Byers and
W. A. Howe.
of the course.
Vem Moore, Wayne Luginbuhl,
Robert McCune, Caroil Tschiegg, Ned
Schultz, Donald Best, Raymond
Crawford, Cloyce Bame, Ethel Book
er, James Patterson, Clair Michael,
George Preto, Raymond Spangler,
Richard Fox, Edith Zimmerly, Pearl
Vincent Schumacher, Donald Balm
er, Clyde Schumacher, Robert Mc
Cullough, Merlin Zuercher, Albert
Wells, Ernestine Sites, Harold Sites,
L. Wise, Lois Berry, Mary Jane
Carr, Doris Leichty, Hope Kincaid,
Chauncey Schumacher, Wm. Fears.
Modern Pianist In
Program At College
Presenting a program of piano
numbers by modern composers, Clara
Verson, well known piano artist, will
appear on the Bluffton college con
cert series at the Ramseyer chanel
next Wednesday night, March 11, at
A real dressy dress, still at............................................... $5.95
Kiddies wash frocks—are very unusual, you will want 2
or 3 to take care of the spring needs..............89c and $1.29
A few fall wash dresses for the Miss. These are close-out.
They are wonderful for school as they are washable, at 59c
There are skirts, blouses, head scarfs, turbans, and loads
of beautiful spring togs.
MASTER FEED MILL
Under a New Organization
E. G. Steiner and Joseph Rediger
of Woodburn, Ind., have formed
a partnership to accommodate—
"Better Feed for Every Need’’
Gerald and JLeland Basinger Will Continue to
Give Prompt Service
THE BLUFFTON NEWS
B. F. BIERY, Business Mgr.
C. A. B/ERY, 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 Jennie Diller, nurse at Lima
Memorial hospital visited here Wed
Mrs. Addie Yoakum of Beaverdam
visited Thursday with Mr. and Mrs.
Just received a large shipment of
A, B, H, and Farmall tractoir. C.
Mrs. Sarah Amstutz spent several
days at the Joel Amstutz home in
Columbus Grove last week.
Mrs. Sadie Moore of Beaverdam
spent several days the past week
with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zehrbach.
Mrs. Esther McCune and Cecil and
Winifred McGeorge visited Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hauenstein
and family of Lima.
Miss Marcille Geiger, registered
nurse of Dayton, spent several days
last week with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Peter .Geiger.
Sgt. Eugene Firestone of Indian
town Gap, Pa., spent the week-end
here with his wife, Mrs. Firestone
of South Lawn avenue.
Mrs. Roberts of Columbus Grove
spent the week-end at the home of
her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ethel J.
Roberts of South Lawn avenue.
Girls Athletic association of the
high school will hold a bake sale
at the Bluffton Implement & Har
ness Co., store Saturday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz, Mr. and
Mrs. Reno Gratz and daughters and
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Leiber spent Fri
day evening at the Russell Leiber
Mrs. Sadie Stearns and Misses Er
ma and Mamie Stearns of Upper San
dusky spent the week end at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Steams and
family of Spring street.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Crawford
and son Ronald and Mr. and Mrs.
Melvin Murray and daughter Wanda
of Findlay spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Amstutz.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Tafflinger of
Lima, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Sanders and
Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Morris and sons
were Wednesday evening supper
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Leiber
Among those attending the Nelson
Eddy concert in Toledo, Monday
night were: Verena and Marie
Winkler, Helen Schnegg, Mary Ann
Amstutz, Mrs. Don Cuppies and
A play “Seth Parker’s Sunday
Evening Meeting” will be given Sun
day night, March 8 at Emanuel’s Re
formed church at 8 o’clock, presented
by the Friendly Couples S. S. class.
Just received a large shipment of
Frigidare electric ranges. C. F. Nis
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Zimmerly of
near Pandora, Mr. and Mrs. Reno
Oberly and family of near Mt. Cory
and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Doty and
daughter of Lima visited at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Oberly, Sunday.
Among those who spent Sunday
at the home of E. P. Steiner and
visited Glen Steiner who is critically
ill with a heart ailment at the Bluff
ton hospital were: Ray Steiner, of
Sterling Mr. and Mrs. Carey Steiner
of Columbus Stanley Steiner, of
Detroit, and Mr. and Mrs. George
Manges of near Houcktown.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Getties and dau
ghter Zitella, accompanied by John
Rogers of South Main street, visited
James A. Griffith, who is stationed at
Ft. Hayes, Columbus and also visited
at the home of the former's uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Getties of
Crestview dirve. Jim has been placed
in the Intelligence divsion of the
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stonehill and
son Don spent the week end visiting
with his sister, Mrs. Homer Brown
and family at Letart, W. Va. They
also visited Mr. Stonehill’s father,
J. W. Stonehill, who is a patient in
Parkersburg, W. Va., hospital. He
is improving and will be removed
soon to the home of his daughter,
A family farewell dinner was held
Sunday for Lewis Foltz, Jr., of Lima
at the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis Foltz, south of town.
Lewis left Monday for Camp Perry
to begin his army service. Present
were: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Patter
son and son Richard Mr. and Mrs.
E. P. Conaway and daughter Susie
and sons Roney and Tom.
Diller ambulance removals: Mrs.
Faye Fowler of Beaverdam from St.
Ritas hospital in Lima to the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. Fowler in Cairo
Glen Steiner from his home south
of Bluffton to the Bluffton hospital
Mrs. Marion Hochstettler and infant
daughter from the Bluffton hospital
to their home west of town Mrs.
George Decker from the Bluffton
hospital to her home in Pandora.
Some whales are able to dive to
depths of three-fifths of a mile. Wa
ter pressure at that depth amounts
to 1,500 pounds on each square inch
of their bodies.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON. OHIO
Is Married Sunday
Wedding of Miss Lois Wolfe, em
ploye at the Triplett Electrical In
strument Co., and daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Russell Atolfe of near
Beaverdam, and Richard Arnold, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Gail Arnold, took
place at the home of Rev. Floyd
Rowe, of Hilliards, Sunday after
The couple was attended by Mr.
and Mrs. Marion Driver of Beaver
dam. The single ring ceremony was
used. The bride wore a powder blue
suit with bracelet length sleeves and
had black accessories. She wore a
shoulder corsage of gardenias.
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold both gradu
ated from Beaverdam High school
in the class of 1940. Mr. Arnold
attended the International Business
College at Ft. Wayne, Ind. He is
employed in the office of the Lima
The couple will make their home
at the Gail Arnold residence in Beav
Rites On Thursday
Mrs. Martha Pane McDowell, 81,
who left Bluffton about 25 years ago
to make her residence in Putnam
county, died at 9 a. m. Monday in
Lima Memorial hospital where she
was taken after receiving a frac
tured hip in a fall on Sunday. Acute
heart failure was given as the im
mediate cause of death.
While the family resided in Bluff
ton, Mrs. McDowell’s husband was
employed in the oil field in this area.
She was an aunt of Mrs. Sybil C.
Mollett and Mrs. Helen C. Wells,
both of Bluffton.
A resident of Leipsic, Mrs. Mc
Dowell had been making her home
with a daughter, Mrs. Paul Mathias,
south of Belmore. She is also sur
vived by a son, Burr McDowell, of
Bom Jan. 31, 1861, in Hancock
county, Mrs. McDowell was the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
Close. Her husband, Chester Mc
Dowell, died 18 years ago.
Funeral services will be held this
Thursday afternoon in the Fuller
funeral home at Leipsic. Burial will
be in the Clymer cemetery near Mt.
Radio Club To Give
Morse Code Course
The Bluffton Amateur Radio club
is planning to conduct a course of
instruction in the Continental Morse
Code. The purpose of the course is
to teach any persan who wishes to
learn how to send 'and receive the
code. The lessons Will follow a plan
of instruction devised by the Amer
ican Radio Relay League, Inc., of
West Hartford, Conn. Members of
the club will be on hand to conduct
No previous experience is necess
ary for persons interested in learn
ing the code. The course starts
with the assumption that the student
knows little or nothing about the
code, and each successive lesson in
troduces a few characters at a time.
Young men expecting to enter the
military services in the near future
should find the course of particular
value because it might better fit
them for radio specialization in the
services, which are greatly in need
of radio communication experts.
Those interested in taking this
course notify any member of the
Radio Club, or mail a card or letter
to F. S. Herr, secretary, Bluffton
Radio Club. Instruction is sched
uled to begin in the near future.
There will be no charge for the in
Those who complete the course of
instruction will receive certificates in
dicating their ability in code tech
nique. Issuance of these certificates
will be under the supervision of Don
Ream, president of the local club,
and N. C. Herr, activity manager.
Mrs. Otis DeCamp
Rites Held Sunday
Mrs. Otis DeCamp, of Van Wert,
died last Thursday at a Van Wert
hospital after undergoing an opera
tion on the preceding evening, and
funeral services were held Sunday
at the Van Wert U. B. church.
In addition to her husband she is
survived by two sons, Richard and
Edward a daughter, Martha Louise,
and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. G.
Green, of Van Wert.
The husband is a brother of Miss
Olive DeCamp, Mrs. Wilmer Basing
er and Mrs. Justin Basinger, all of
Bluffton, and is well known here.
Three From Here
Named As Jurors
Three Bluffton persons are includ
ed in a supplementary list of Allen
county electors named last week for
petit jury duty.
Those named were Mrs. Mary
Smucker, Bluffton Levi Hauenstein,
Route 1, and Chris Gratz, Route 2.
Seat Spot Removed
When removing spots caused by
grease or dirt from mohair uphol
stering in your car, just use a good
grade of soap.
Christian Service Society
The Woman's Society of Christian
Service of the Methodist church will
meet at the home of Mrs. Elmer Short
on Thursday night. Mrs. Hiram Hu
ser is program leader. Assistant
hostesses are Mrs. Grace Cox, Mrs.
D. W. Keel and Mrs. Jesse Anderson.
The Richland Grange will meet at
the Grange hall Tuesday night. The
following program will be presented:
Britian’s Farmers, Mildred Fett Vo
cal Duet, Mrs. Raymond Stratton and
Mrs. Arthur Bowers Discussion, Will
the War Bring a Land Boom? Play
lette, And the Lamp Went Out Hero,
Ray Stratton Heroine, Mrs. Arthur
Bowers Mother, Mrs. Roscoe Trout
Villain, Roscoe Trout.
The Presbyterian Missionary Society
will meet at the home of Mrs. Sidney
Hauenstein, of Campus Drive, Thurs
day afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. This
is the last meeting of the quarter and
apportionments are due. Mrs. Clair
Fett is program leader.
The Poinsettia Club will meet at the
home of Mrs. Ward Marshall this
Wednesday night at 7:30 o’clock. The
following program will be presented:
Group Singing, Mrs. Clayton Murray
The Pennsylvania Dutch Country,
Mrs. Guy Corson Special Feature,
Mrs. Chas. Patterson.
Alice Freeman Club
The Alice Freeman club met at the
home of Mrs. B. W. Travis, Wednes
day afternoon. The following pro
gram was presented: North Pa
cific Islands—Aleutian Islands, Mrs.
Sylvia Pannabecker Queen Charlotte,
Vancouver, Mrs. Olivia Schumacher.
Eastern Star Lodge
Regular meeting of the Bluffton
Eastern Star chapter, Friday night
at 7:30 o’clock. Special feature of
this meeting will be friendship night
and rededication service.
Farm Woman’s Club
hTe Orange Township Farm Wo
man’s club will meet at the home of
Mrs. Ethel Shilling, Thursday after
noon, March 5.
The following program will be pre
sented: Devotionals, Kathryn Van
Meter Roll Call, Housecleaning
Hints Song In March, Rhoda Mont
gomery Be An Optimist, Maude Fish
er The Game of Life, Iona Marshall
Be a Friend, Mary Trippiehorn Read
ing, Clara Augsburger.
Alpha Gamma Club
A program of music was enjoyed at
the guest night meeting of the Alpha
Gamma club held at the home of Miss
Carolyn Romey of South Main street,
Friday night. Mrs. Wilford Steiner
was assistant hostess.
The following program was pre
sented: Vocal numbers, Miss Romey,
Mrs. Sherwood Diller piano solos,
William Mitchell string quartette,
Laurence Burkhalter, Harold and Ar
thur Thiessen, Robert Neuenschwand
Invited guests were: Mesdames
Paul Wenger, Clyde Warren, C. Henry
Smith. Carey Niswander, Charles Mil
ler, Cleon Triplett, W. E. Diller,
Chas. Hankish, Francis Reichenbach,
Mel Bogart, Noah Basinger, Elmer
Romey, Paul Stauffer, Racine Warren
Misses Fern Stuart, Vidella Herr, Lu
cille Steiner, Donna Dishong, Dorothy
Lloyd, Bluffton Mary Bender, Lima.
Members present were: Mesdames
William Edwards, Lloyd Van Meter,
Arden Baker, Harry Bogart, Boyd
Travis, Norman Triplett, Sherwood
Diller, Woodrow Little, Orden Smuck
er Misses Elvira Niswander, Rita
Hankish, Marcella Steiner, Edna
Ramseyer and the hostesses .Mrs.
Steiner and Miss Romey.
Regular meeting of the American
Legion Auxiliary in the Legion hall
next Tuesday night. All members
are urged to attend.
Women of the Bluffton Eastern
Star chapter will hold an all day
Red Cross sewing at the home of
Mrs. J. S. Steiner next Tuesday.
Richland Community Circle
Richland Community circle will
hold an all day sewing at the home
of Mrs. J. S. Steiner on Thursday,
March 12 for the Red Cross. Mrs.
W. A. Amstutz will give a book
review on a program during the
The Girls Athletic Association of
Bluffton High school held a birthday
party for Margaret Burkholder,
president of the organization, at the
high school cafeteria Monday night.
Wedding of Miss Marie E. Kim
mel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Kimmel of Orange township, and
Emerson K. Lugibihl, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Isaac Lugibihl, west of town,
will take place Sunday at the home
of the bride in Orange township.
Motion pictures in sound and a
talk on moose hunting wiil be on the
program at a meeting of the Bluff
ton Community Sportsmen’s club at
7:30 p. m. next Tuesday in club
headquarters on the third floor of
the town hall.
Dr. J. S. Steiner, Bluffton hunter,
will recount some of his experiences
during moose hunting trips in the
A sound movie “Land of the
Fret1” and another release sponsored
by the state conservation department
also will be shown.
Details of a squirrel conservation
program on the Bluffton college
campus were announced this week by
Twenty-three squirrel dens made
by the club will be installed in trees
on the campus, and the college is co
operating by installing a feeder.
Bluffton’s campus, listed as a game
preserve, had a number of fox squir
rels released on it a year ago for
propagation purposes, and others
will be added.
Teachers Course In
Red Cross At Lima
A 15 hour course for candidates
for instructor of Red Cross work will
be held under the direction of Don
ald Bishoff, First Aid field represen
tative from the American National
Red Cross, at the recreation room of
the Lima telephone office on South
Elizabeth street in Lima starting
Monday night at 7 o’clock.
The meetings will last from 7 to
10 o'clock and will continue every
night until Friday evening. To as
sist those seeking to take advantage
of this opportunity but who are not
properly qualified, the First Aid
group of Allen county is conducting
a preparatory class for those who
need to take the achanced course.
These meetings are also at the Lima
“The Invincible Miss Kemble” a
dramatic monologue by Miss Jeanne
Welty will be presented at the Lima
South High school auditorium Fri
day night at 8:30 o’clock. Tickets
may be purchased in Bluffton from
Mrs. W. E. Diller of South Main
I will continue to haul Ohio coal.
Call me on Jenera phone and reverse
charge. Elmer Burkholder. tf
For rent—Farm house 1 mile east
on Route 69 on Union & Orange Twp.
line. Schwinn Bros., Rawson. 45
For rent—Furnished room. Pre
fer two ladies. Mrs. John Esau, 352
For rent—2 furnished rooms and
garage at 136 N. Jackson St. Mrs.
For sale—Allpes. Augsburger Fruit
farm. Bluffton phone 648-W. tf
For sale—Boss hog feeder, 25 bu.
capacity, 3 compartments, good con
dition, $9. Henry Green, Bluffton
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 garden. Sylvia Bied
For sale—GooSb feather pillows.
Mrs. Frank Jagger, I mile west of
For sale—Refrigerator also elec
tric counter scale, safe and other store
equipment. I*. F. Steiner, 250 College
Ave., Bluffton, Ohio. 46
For sale—Prime corn fed beef by
the quarter. Russell Huber, Bentley
For sale—Used tractor F-12 on rub
ber 2 F-12 tractors on steel F-30
tractor on rubber Model A McCor
mick-Deering complete with cultiva
tor and plow, good as new Wallis
tractor also used Westinghouse elec
tric stove. C. F. Niswander.
For sale—No. 2 r?d apple collection,
top size one of each of the following:
Stacking, jonard, stamared, staymen
winesap. King David, McIntosh, early
red bird. Victory price $5.12. Leave
orders at 334 Cherry- St.
Motion Pictures At New Hammer Mill
Sportsmen's Meeting Is Installed Here
For sale—Two single beds br wn
enameled iron bed with flat springs
Jenny Lind wooden bed with coil
spring, almost new. Inquire 136 N,
Spring St., or phone 205-W.
For sale—28-46 McCormick-Deering
separator with 20-36 Huber tractor
complete. Price $500. Raymond Mo
ser, 6 miles west of Bluffton on old
Columbus Grove road. Bluffton phone.
For sale—Farmall tractor F-20,
thoroly overhauled, repainted and re
conditioned. on rubber. Dr. F. L.
Foust, 1 mile south of Beaverdam on
For sale or trade—McCormick
binder. Emmet Scoles, 2 miles
southeast of Beaverdam.
i For sale—Seasoned line and end
posts. Lines at 16c and ends at 60c.
For a really good buy see these
posts. Frank Lugibill, 4 miles south
of Bluffton on Bentley road.
Lost—Child’s glasses. Finder re
turn to News office or Mrs. Robert
Operation of a new hammer mill
was started at the plant of the
Bluffton Milling company, Monday.
The equipment will be used prin
cipally for grinding of livestock feed
for whch there is a large local de
mand. Custom grinding at the
plant of the Milling company was
suspended the past week during in
stallation of the new equipment.
Privacy and con
venience are dis
of our service.
If your home burned
1 One of the first things you
I would be looking up would be
your insurance policy.
And the insurance settlement
would be made on the basis of
terms of that policy.
Are those terms the ones on I1
which you would like to settle j}
11 the loss—do you know what
the terms are?
I Better check that policy
I now—tomorrow might be too
late. We will be glad to help
you—without obligation, of
i W. F. IUTZI
Dependable Insurance for
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Save war materials travel by
Super-Coach instead of your car to
conserve vital gasoline, oils, metals
—and those precious tires I
Travel in mid-week when possible
—leaving extra week-end seat-space
a for soldiers and war workers.
Buy Defense Bonds with the
money you save by Greyhound:
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