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Ruling Head of England Re quested That Diners Drink Toasts to Mothers BlulTton to Celebrate Day, With Rest of Country, This Sunday Mother’s Day, which will be cele brated here as in the rest of the country on Sunday, had its origin in an incident in the court of Queen Victoria in 19th century England. Mother’s Day Originated During Reign Of Queen Victoria At Royal Banquet In that reign it was the custom of guests at royal banquets to break their glasses after drinking a toast to the queen. It was based on the idea that the tumblers when shat tered could not be put to a less worthy purpose. On one occasion, at a feast held early in the month of May, the Queen arose as the toast was about to start and requested that the din ers refrain from breaking the glass es. “After you have finished toasting me”, she said, “I want you to drink a toast to the mothers of our na tion.” First Morher’s Day Very likely that was the first Mother’s Day, in which Bluffton will join with the rest of the nation in paying tribute to that which poets, song writers with just cause have termed the greatest word in our language—Mother. For many decades a custom, said to have originated in Ohio, has been in vogue, namely, the wearing of a carnation to designate the thoughtful love that hovers near on Mothers’ Day. Most of the presidents of the United States have been men who have been singularly devoted to their mothers. A story is told of George Wash ington, who but a lad of 12, was going to sea. When the cart came to the door for his trunk his mother cried “George your father is dead and I cannot have you go away.” MAKE EVERY PAY DAY WAR EORD DAY STOP SPIHOIHG SW DOLLARS The following former students. began the duties thereof, since the 1 Dorothy Bork Helen Gardner Violet Tannenbaum Janet Herrig Anna Belle Corf man Catherine McMahon Aliceann Knapp Andre Lou Ketterer Evelyn Cleveland Agatha Eidt Virginia Feikes James Breyman Alice Gillig John Ginther Maxine Wank Mary Wank Lesta Zeiter Anita Walton Mary Tomecek Louise Curlis John Reis Gerald Orians Claire Miller Albert Horn William Keiner Carl Bowers Cletus Kistler Tom Mahs Delmar Hatton Carl Boyer Richard Kistler Carl Riddle John Kueck Russell Sorg Eugene Ruehle Martha Quaintance Janis Holmes Mildred Flanagan William Fletcher Dorothy Riedel Eileen Myers Margaret Richards Margaret Rosenberger Naomi Ley Mavis Bauman Ethel Bauman Leonard Roberts Erben Kistler Lois Knight Eldean Kratzer Mary Jane Brewer Harold Zuercher Harold Raymond Eleanor Heck 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 In obedience to his mother’s wishes he changed his plans and later be came a general in the army and the first president of the United States. John Quincy Adams until the day of his death repeated the littk prayer his mother taught him, “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.’’ Lincoln said, “All I am I owe to my mother.’’ Garfield kissed the brow of his moth er on the day of his inauguration and said, “Mother, you have brot this to me.” Grant’s Mother General Grant’s mother went into a room, at a certain time each day during the war and prayed for her son, Ulysses, and he wrote to his mother from the field every week during the campaign. It is certainly fitting that the peo ple of the nation have seen fit to designate one day in the year to commemorate the love of a mother. The tribute may seem meager in proportion to the services and sacri fices made by mother. But it never theless is appreciated and helps mothers to feel that they have been at least partially rewarded for their years’ of concern. Jfai/ Tire Quotas Set For County Revised schedule of tire, tube and re-cap quotas for Allen county were announced Thursday from state ra tioning administration headquarters. Allen county’s quota includes: Passenger cars, 36 tires 680 re treads and 356 tubes and for trucks and buses, 128 tires, 204 retreads, and 177 tubes. Quotas for other counties in this area, listed in the order of tires, re treads and tubes for passenger cars, follow: Hancock county, 21, 187 and 103 Hardin county, 14, 74 and 44 Putnam county, 13, 64 and 38. Seniors At Mt. Cory To Visit Cleveland Members of the senior class at Mt. Cory will spend Saturday and Sun day in Cleveland where t}jey are planning to see various points of in terest in that city. The group is taking the trip as a class project and they will be ac companied by James Morrison, class sponsor, and Miss Isabelle Stewart, the class sponsor of their sophomore and junior years. TIFFIN UNIVERSITY Member American Association of Jr. Colleges Member National Association Accredited Commercial Schools Authorized by Ohio Statutes to confer degrees on Four Year Graduates A SIXTY DAY EMPLOYMENT RECORD Better To Save Fat Than Clog Plumbing The practice of pour ng bacon grease or good meat drippings down the sink is wasteful in addition to causing trouble with the plumbing. Grease or drippings can be saved and used to flavor vegetables or other foods. mainly members of the class of ’42, accepted the positions listed, and early part of March: Heidelberg College Tiffin Commercial National Bank Tiffin Commercial National Bank Tiffin Garrett & Reed, Ins. Tiffin U. S. Production Credit Co. Upper Sandusky The Trojan Powder Co. Sandusky American Radiator & S. S. Co. Tiffin The National Carbon Co. Fremont The National Carbon Co. Fremont Shelby Mutual Plate Glass Co. Shelby Shelby Mutual Plate Glass Co. Shelby Harrop Engineering Co. Las Vegas, Nevada The W. H. Kildow Co. Tiffin The Superior Coach Co. Lima The Electric Auto Lite Co. Fostoria The Electric Auto Lite Co. Fostoria The Basic Dolomite, Inc. Tiffin The Basic Dolomite, Inc. Tiffin National Machine Co. Tiffin National Machine Co. Tiffin Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Akron Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Akron The Electric Auto Lite Co. Fostoria The Trojan Powder Co. Sandusky The Trojan Powder Co. Sandusky The Trojan Powder Co. Sandusky The Trojan Powder Co. Sandusky The Trojan Powder Co. Sandusky The Trojan Powder Co. Sandusky The Trojan Powder Co. Sandusky The Trojan Powder Co. Sandusky The Trojan Powder Co. Sandusky The Trojan Powder Co. Sandusky The Herbrand Company Fremont The National Carbon Co. Fostoria The Huber Manufacturing Co. The Ford Motor Company The Ford Motor Company The Ford Motor Company U. S. Civil Service U. S. Civil Service Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Farm Security .Admin. The National Carbon Co. Fostoria The National Carbon Co. Fostoria The City Loan Co. Fremont Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Akron Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Akron Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Akron Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Akron Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Akron The Lima Locomotive Co. Lima V. S. Civil Service Port Clinton Shelby Saleshook Co. Shelby Three-fourths of the members of the class of ’42, those to be graduated May 29, are already em ployed. Every member of the class could be placed by the college by May 15. if they so elected. Many of those in the above list are receiving $1400, $1500, $1600, $1800, $2000, and $2100 per annum. Some of the young women above listed were placed with the government, and in the offices of national defense plants at $1500, $1700, and as high as $2200, including time and a half for overtime. Hundreds or secretarial and accounting positions now open under civil service in government offices, and in the offices of war production plants, at $1400, $1620, $1800, and as high as $2400 per annum. Position calls are being received every day. The summer session of national defense courses will open Monday, June 8, Special opportunity for those who have had a good basic training in shorthand and typing in high school. Sessions at Tiffin U. will run continuously for the duration of the war, as government officials request. Write for copy, national defense, accelerated courses. Address National Defense Division, Tiffin University, for catalog, and special information. Saving fats and oils and using them economically are ways home makers can help in the war effort. Home economics specialists at Ohio State University say that every bit of surplus fat, unless it has a strong taste or has been scorched, can be saved for cooking purposes. Temperature is important when cooking with fat. Too much heat can spoil fat as well as the foods cooked in it. XV hen fat begins to smoke, it breaks down chemically and food cooked in it is hard to di gest. If fat gets to the smoking point, it will become rancid quickly. Fats used for deep-fat frying may be used a number of times but, after each use the fat should be strained through several thicknesses of cheesecloth and kept in a cool place. Beef, pork, lamb, or chicken fat can be saved and rendered. Grind or cut the fat in small pieces and heat in a double boiler. When the fat is melted, strain and store it. Keep all fats in a closely covered container in a dark place away from strongly flavored foods. Sometimes rendered fat or other left-over fats may need clarifying to remove any objectionable odors, tastes, or colors. Put the fat in a pan and melt it with an equal amount of water. Heat it for a short time. Keep the temperature moderate and stir it occasionally, then let the fat and water cool. The fat will come to the top and can be taken off and stored. Fashion Parade By College Organization Sponsored by the Bluffton college home economics club, the annual spring fashion parade of the organ ization will be held at the Ramseyer chapel Thursday night, May 14, at 8:30 o’clock. Clothes which are modeled by the girls of the club are either made by the students in the college clothing classes or are purchased by them during the year. Miss Betty Keeney, senior from Penncraft, Pa., will be crowned “Home Ec” queen in special cere monies included in the program. The exhibition is open to the public. Marion Dearborn Dearborn Dearborn Dayton Port Clinton Akron Tiffin THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON, OHIO The scrap may est scrap iron dee the service of a carload lots for mills. Getting in this that concerns evi citizen. Farmer lect their scrap turn it in to the1 dealer or auto wi To Appear Here The Motet Singers, mixed choir from Goshen, Indiana, which will be heard in a program of sacred music at the First Mennonite church, Sun day night at 8 o’clock. Members of the choir are business Farmers Here Asked To Sell Scrap Iron Bluffton district called on to sell form of junk iroi lying about the nation’s steel mil which are the bac effort. farmers are being scrap iron in the i and steel pieces farm to feed the Is and foundries kbone of the war e sold to the near iler who performs cumulating it in shipments to the The tremendous scrap iron among ducers results fi operations in turr ships, planes, gu beat the Axis! of every ton of made from scrap is pig iron. “appetite” for these steel pro em 24-hour-a-day ling out steel for ns and tanks to Ibout 50 per cent steel produced is iron—the balance The Government tional scrap iron operating is leav turned around cities, towns and alone, the Governn idle metal may 1,500,000 to 3,500,DOO ’s search for addi keep war plants ing no stone un industrial plants, farms. On farms lent estimates that run as high as tons. rap metal is scat nyards, sheds and includes wornout )-irons off the old steel buggy tires, ikes, old cars, old auto parts, manure :ence posts, broken s windmill towers, scarded fence wire, i parts. scraj) now is a job •ry Victory-minded are urged to col piles at once and nearest scrap iron ecker. The estab- The farmer’s sc tered in the bar: fence corners—it plows, rusty straj three horse hitch, antiquated hay ri wheels and axles, spreaders, metal 1 hand tools, useles pulleys, binders, gas engines, punq Ished scrap dealer performs the serv ice of sorting the scrap and accumu lating it into carload lots for ship ment to the steel mills and foundar ies. Government spokesmen point out that there can be nothing gained by keeping the scrap to sell later, for the price which can be paid by dealers has been regulated by the government which also sets his sell ing price to permit no more than a normal profit to scrap collecting channels. Troop 56 by Robert Stratton The treasure hunt planned for last week was postponed until next Monday niy- when the troop will leave for the hunt at 7 o’clock sharp. The troop weighed and tied paper collected last Monday. A troop leaders’ conference will be held at the home of John Schmidt Friday night. Those to be present at the meeting are Chas. Triplehorn, Otto Klassen, Harry Minck, Dean Niswander, Robert Stratton and Scoutmasters Karl Gable and Paul Wingate. The school flag will be lowered every evening by Gene Patterson and James Harmon. Troop 82 by David Stearns A nature hike was enjoyed by the troop Monday night. Starting form the town hall the scouts covered an area including Big Rock and Sul pnur Springs. Plants observed during the hike were as follows: Burdock, Man drakes, Arbutus, 'Thistle, Black Eyed Susan, Golden Rod, Cat Tail, Skunk Cabbage, Hollyhocks, May Apple. Birds seen were Red Winged Blackbird, Crows, Pheasants and Song Sparrows. Animals seen were: Frogs, snakes, rabbits. An interesting group of horsetails was found along the road. Assist ant Scoutmaster Benroth pointed out that the plant was formerly used as pencil sharpeners. FARM BUREAU INSURANCE Auto—Fire—Life—Liability Paul E. Whitmer, Agent 245 XV. Grove St.—Phone 350-W Bluffton, Ohio and professional people from Goshen who sing as an avocation. Two years ago they won first place in the Chicago festival, and appeared here the same season. The choir is directed by B. F. Hartzler. High School Is On Approved Listing Bluffton High school has been placed on the list of secondary schools approved by the North Cen tral Association of Colleges and Sec ondary Schools in a recent action of the organization, according to a communication received at the school the first of the week. Representatives of the accrediting agency visited the school during the first semester at which time a re port was made to the state commit tee. The final approval is not given, however, until the annual meeting of the national association. Senior Play To Be Given At Mt. Cory “One Horrible Night” is the title of the play to be given by members of the senior class of Mt. Cory High school in the school auditorium Fri day night at 8 o’clock. Important parts are being played by Gene Jordan, JoAnn Battles, Hel en and Richard Hermon, Robert Haas and Lehr Reese. Robert Powell is in charge of tickets. The play is under the supervision of Miss Olive Obee. Electric Ranges Frozen By WPB Bluffton area residents this week found domestic electric ranges are impossible to obtain, the result of an order from the War Production board, freezing all present stock. The freezing order prohibits the sale of ranges by manfacturers, dis tributors or retailers. It follows pre vious instructions to discontinue the production of electric ranges after June 1, except to fill high priority ratings. College Nine Loses Two More Contests Two more setbacks were suffered last week by Bluffton college’s green team of baseball recruits, their fourth and fifth reversals of the season. Playing at Bowling Green last Wednesday, the Beavers lost by a count of 12 to 5 ar.d against Wil berforce on the Bluffton diamond Friday afternoon they went down to defeat, 14 to 2. In the Wilberforce contest, Art Keiser was on the mound the first seven innings, giving up 11 runs. Lysle Sommers, who hurled the last two frames, permitted two more bat ters to cross the plate. Keeney’s double was responsible for the two lone Bluffton runs, and Guthrie captured hitting honors with a single, double and triple in five chances. College Netters To Play Here Thursday With losses in their first three matches, the Bluffton college tennis team will play Ohio Northern net ters here this Thursday. In the first match of the season between the two, Ohio Northern won a 3-2 match decision at Ada. Other matches the remainder of the season include Findlay, there, on May 11 and here on May 15. Lack of rain during the spring has favored protecting fruit from diseases and insects. Most Ohio orchards had little or no apple scab up to May 1. Growers have fairly ample supplies of spray materials, and applications have not been washed off by rains. MUNSON R. BIXEL, M. D. Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. M. 1-3 P. M. 7-8 P. M. Office, 118 Cherry St. Phone 120-F Bluffton, O. D. C. BIXEL, O.D. GORDON BIXEL, O.D. Citizens Bank Bldg., Bluffton EYESIGHT SPECIALISTS Eyes Exmined Without Drops Office Hours: 8:30 A. M.—5:30 P. M. 7:30 P. M-—8:30 P. M. Francis Basingerg D. D. S. Evan Basinger, D. D. S. Telephone 271-W BlulTton, Ohio Commencement Schedule At Bluffton Commencement exercises at Bluff ton college will be climaxed with graduating exercises at the First Mennonite church on May 25 at 10 a. m. The commencement season opens with a student rectal at Ram seyer chapel on May 22, at 8 p. m. Dr. Vernon Franklin Schwalm, President of Manchester College, a Quaker institution of Manchester, Ind., will give the commencement address to thirty-five graduating seniors, whereas President Lloyd Ramseyer will deliver the Baccalau reate address at the Ramseyer Chapel on Sunday, May 24 at 2:00 p. m. A full day of events is planned for Saturday, May 23, the most colorful event, the crowning of the May Queen, taking place on that day at 4:30. Other activities sched uled throughout the morning, after noon, and evening include Girl’s and Men’s Varsity breakfasts, tennis and baseball games between Varsity and Alumni, reunions of the classes of ’22 and of ’32, Pi Delta luncheon, the Alumni banquet, and presenta tion of the Shakespearean play, “As You Like It”. On Sunday, in addition to the baccalaureate sermon, there will be a reception by the president for seniors, alumni, and friends, follow ed by the rendition of the “Rose Maiden” by the Vesper Choir, under the direction of Prof. R. A. Lantz, Trouble Spots Ahead For Perishable Foods “Ohio fruit and vegetable produ cers and the agencies that transport and sell those perishable foods face a very serious situation that can be averted only by careful planning by all the organizations concerned,” Dean John F. Cunningham told repre sentatives gathered in Columbus last week to decide upon methods of har vesting, handling, and distributing the 1942 crops. The chief trouble spots forseen are labor shortages all along the line, difficulty in moving the fruit and vegetables to market, and shortages of packages and containers. Exten sion specialists from the University anticipate a normal or larger than average supply of fruit and vege tables this year. Reports from fruit sections indi cate that the off-year apple crop in 1942 perhaps will be as large as the 7,500,000 bushel crop harvested in 1941. Fewer peaches will be pro duced this year in Ohio but the cherry and grape prospects are promising. 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Dancers, directed by Mary Alice Howe and Jeanne Baumgart ner, will be: Treva Errants, Phyl Bachman, Roxanna Eaton, Virginia Hadsell, Nancy Mayberry, Martha Snyder, Lois Sommers, Betty Stein man, Richard Berky, George Bohrer, Ernst Harder, Bill Keeney, Austin Rhoades, Fred Soldner, Lyle Som mer, and Bob Swartley. Senior girls attending the queen are: Evelyn Hilty, Lee Boyer, Mar garet Olivet, Thelma Dailey, Ruth Henderson, Lucille Steiner, Pauline Sprunger, Betty Keeney, Frances Ramseyer, Marcile Steiner, and Dorothy Burner. for the fresh vegetable trade and another 200,000 or more tons to can neries. Most of the cannery toma toes are delivered by farmers, but commercial truckers have transport ed most of the other tomatoes and most of the other fresh vegetables. An unpredictable factor in the pic ture is the truck situation, which is complicated by tire rationing and by the disappearance of truck drivers into other lines of work. High pay in industry has attracted both truck drivers and men who formerly were available in producing and harvest ing fruits and vegetables. Commissions Open To College Students Commissions in the Navy are available for college students who enlist under Class V-5 or Class V-7 accredited college programs. Students indicating a desire for future V-5 status become eligible to take civilian pilot training during the freshman or sophomore year. Complete details are available at any navy recruiting office, the near est of which is in the post office building at Lima. WINDOW SHADES "Handmade” stands for quality and beauty, and Victor shades have both—plus years of satis factory wear. When soiled, a little soap and water will restore them to their beauty. Order them to day. All we need to know is the color—the length of your present shade and—the width of your roller— 14 mecure from here Io here 1 Ml Other Shades 36X6 as low as 35c Basinger’s Furniture Store .. 1.25 36" 6'