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High School Places
High In Scholarship
Honorable mention was given to
the Bluffton High school scholastic
team competing in the annual schol
arship tests conducted at Bowling
Green State university Saturday.
Bluffton competed with division
two schools of enrollment less than
400 in the northwestern part of
Ohio. Other schools receiving hon
orable mention were Ottawa Sts.
Peter and Paul, Wauseon and Port
Clinton. Excellent awards went to
Ada, Maumee and Norwalk.
That’s what our quality Best-Yet Chicks are. Their record of
livability is high because breeders are rigidly culled, bloodtested and
inspected. No small eggs are set in our incubators. This eliminates
the possibility of weak chicks. Sanitary incubation and a clean
hatchery contribute to a chick’s livability. Everything possible is
done to assure strong, healthy, vigorous chicks. That avoids baby
chick troubles. Get the facts about Best-Yet Chicks. Better yet,
get these chicks while th«*y can still be had.
(22nd Season)
Phone 252-W Bluffton, Ohio
Efficiency Integrity Progress
Ambulance Service
Phone 222-T 239 S. Main St.
“Corrective Fitting a Specialty’’ Bluffton, Ohio
Summer Store Hours—8:00 A. M. to 5:30 P. M.
Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings Until 10:00
Closed Thursday P. M. June-July-August
The QUALITY of Basinger’s Service
never varies, regardless of what
the expenditure may be.
Phone 144-W Bluffton, Ohio
Bluffton won one first place, that
being in Latin I by Juanita Bame.
In the same group Doris Jean Bar
ber placed third.
The school took another third
place in physics by Kenweth Geiger.
Other Bluffton students placing in
the first ten of their subject matter
divisions were:
French II, Neil Neuenschwander,
4 Carol Bame, 10 American His
tory, Roberta Wenger, 8th, tied with
Wauseon physics, Caroll Tschiegg,
6 senior social studies, Rosann
Hilty, 7 biology, Mary M. Basing
er, 6 chemistry, Robert Pannabeck
er, 5.
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C. A. BIERY, Editor
Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio,
by the Bluffton News Publishing and
Printing Co.
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.
Large blooming pansy plants.
Grove Street Greenhouses.
Dale Stuber of near Bluffton re
cently enrolled as a student at Ohio
State university.
Miss Emma Hilty has moved here
from Berne, Ind., and is making her
home with her brother Gerald Hilty
and wife.
For your Victory garden—strong
transplanted vegetable plants and
seed also flower seed. Grove Street
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Augsburger spent
several days the past week visiting
Herbert Kindle who is in camp at
Indiantown Gap, Pa.
Attention farmers Buy your
Hoosier-Crost hybrid seed com be
fore the supply is exhausted. The
Bluffton Milling Co. 3
Miss Ladonna Oberly who is work
ing for her sister, Mrs. Virgil Doty
spent Sunday with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Leyi Oberly.
Pvt. Gerald Scoles of Camp Gor
don, Ga., is spending a ten-day
furlough with his father and broth
er, Dow Scoles and son Allen.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fordham and
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Balmer and
son of Findlay visited Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Don Eddy.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmon Bigler of
Cincinnati visited over the week
end at the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Otto Bigler of South Main
Mrs. Robert Deerhake and Mrs.
Bertha Matter visited Sunday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cal Am
stutz and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Simon
and daughter, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Reiss of Co
lumbus and Mr. and Mrs. C. M.
Wanbaugh of Gladwin, Mich., were
here last Wednesday to attend fun
eral services of Calvin Balmer.
Mrs. Ella McHenry of North Main
street returned home Saturday even
ing from Mansfield where she spent
the past four weeks with her daugh
ter Mrs. Ed Arnold and family.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Bogart and
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Triplett spent
Sunday in Alliance at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Caris. Mrs.
Caris is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Remember Mother on Mother’s day,
Sunday. Lighten her burdens and
cheer her heart with flowers. We
would suggest a cut flower arrange
ment, a plant or corsage. Grove
Street Greenhouses.
Attention farmers Buy your
Hoosier-Crost hybrid seed corn be
fore the supply is exhausted. The
Bluffton Milling Co.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Augsburger and
sons Don and Buddy and Mrs. Gerald
Hilty were Sunday evening dinner
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
D. B. Stratton and daughter Donna
Lou at Columbus Grove.
Ensign Wade Lape, officer in the
United States naval air corps, will
arrive from the west coast this
week end to spend a short furlough
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.
S. Lape of Grove street.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Niswander,
son Dean and Mrs. Albert Niswand
er and daughter Letha spent the
week end with Mr. and Mrs. Racine
Warren of Louisville, Ky. Mrs.
Warren is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. C. F. Niswander.
Miss Viola Kistle of Perrysburg
visited here during the past week
with her uncle John J. Badertscher
of Kibler street. Mr. Badertscher
who has been a patient in Bluffton
hospital recently is again at his
home, much improved.
Attention farmers Buy your
Hoosier-Crost hybrid seed com be
fore the supply is exhausted. The
Bluffton Milling Co. 3
Mrs. Ethel Rberts and daughter en
tertained at dinner, Sunday evening:
Richard Augsburger and Mr. and Mrs.
Myron Elliott and daughter Rosemary
of Columbus Grove. Mr. and Mrs.
Elliott and daughter have recently re
turned from Arizonia where they
spent the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Schmidt of
Findlay entertained at dinner Sun
day the following guests: Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Arnold of Mansfield Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Rusher and daugh
ter Betty and Mrs. Blanche Roberts
of Col. Grove and Mrs. Ella Mc
Henry of this place.
Remember Mother on Mother’s day,
Sunday. Lighten her burdens and
cheer her heart with flowers. We
would suggest a cut flower arrange
ment, a plant or corsage. Grove
Street Greenhouses.
Diller ambulance removals: Mrs.
Norval Scoles from Lima Memorial
hospital to the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Henry Zemer of Ada Mrs. Har
old Bixel and infant daughter of Lima
from Bluffton hospital to the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Am
stutz of Orange township Oscar Wise*
Mt. Blanchard and Miss Mae Holden,
Detroit from intersection of Routes
25 and 69 to Bluffton hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hall and
family of Beaverdam visited Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. 0. E. Leiber.
Large blooming pansy plants.
Grove Street Greenhouses.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Deppler have
returned to their home on South
Main street after spending the past
winter in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Nello Steinman left
Friday for Clarksburg, Tenn., where
Mr. Steinman is employed in con
struction of elevated tanks for public
water supply. Mrs. Steinman who
previously operated a beauty shop
here closed her establishment last
For your Victory garden—strong
transplanted vegetable plants and
seed also flower seed. Grove Street
New Officers Named
At Lions Meeting
I. B. Beeshy was named president
of the Bluffton Lions club at the
annual election meeting of the or
ganization at the Walnut Grill Tues
day night.
Other officers named at the meet
ing include: Dr. B. W. Travis, 1st
vice-president E. S. Lape, 2nd vice
president William Edwards, 3rd
vice-president Stanley Basinger, sec
retary C. G. Cobum, treasurer Dr.
Gordon Bixel, tail twister Paul
Detwiler, Lion tamer A. C. Burcky,
Ross Bogart, new members on the
board of directors.
Committee chairmen will be an
nounced in the near future.
Reception May 15
Plans have been completed for the
Bluffton High school junior-senior
reception to beld at the auditorium
and gymnasium on May 15 starting
at 8 o’clock.
The program will be presented in
the auditorium and the dancing will
be held in the gymnasium. The Ohio
Northern Collegieteers, an eight
piece swing band, will furnish the
music for the dancing to be held in
the gymnasium starting at 9 o’clock.
In view’ of war time economy it
has been decided by the class to
eliminate the banquet feature of the
occasion and the elaborate decora
tions usually accompanying the ban
General chairman of arrangements
is James Gratz, president of the
junior class. Other members of the
general committee are: Barbara Jean
Triplett, Raymond Schumacher, Ellen
Basinger, Eileen Moser, Aline Hilty.
Other committees are:
Decorations—Doris Dunifon, Mild
red Campbell properties and print
ing—Denard Loganbill, John Schmidt
and Herbert Conrad.
Buckeye Caretakers
Confirmed By Council
Confirmation of the nomination of
Robert Cooney and Peter Schmidt,
Bluffton High school athletes, as
caretakers of the Buckeye swimming
lake, was given at the meeting of the
towrn council Monday night.
Mayor W. A. Howe nominated the
boys for the positions two weeks ago
and presented the names for confir
mation at the council meeting.
Buckeye lake is owmed by the Cen
tral Ohio Light and Pou’er company
and leased to the town as a bathing
and recreation center.
Both Cooney and Schmidt are sen
iors at the high school and will be
gin their duties when school closes
late in May.
Turbine Installation
To Start Next Week
With concrete poured for the
foundation for the recently purchased
turbo-generator at the Bluffton muni
cipal wrater works and electric light
plant, installation operations are ex
pected to begin by the middle of
next week.
It is necessary for the foundation
block to be thoroughly cured before
the turbine installation can start.
W .T. Barrows, consulting engineer
and the Westinghouse supervising en
gineer will take charge of the in
stallation at that time.
Lions To Meet With
Findlay Club Tuesday
Members of the Bluffton Lions club
will meet w’ith the Findlay Lions at
the Findlay’ Y. M. C. A. next Tues
day night at 6:15 o’clock.
The Bluffton club will furnish the
program at the Findlay meeting.
Ensign Wade Lape will speak and
Roger How’e will sing at the meet
The Findlay Lions met with the
Bluffton club at the Walnut Grill
here two weeks ago and at that
time furnished the program for the
Bluffton meeting.
College Broadcast
Members of the faculty of the
Bluffton college music department
will be featured in the weekly col
lege broadcast over Lima station
WLOK Thursday at 9:30 o’clock.
Appearing on the program w’ill be
Miss Elizabeth Higley, Mrs. Pearl
Bogart Mann, Prof. Sidney Hauen
stein, Prof. Russell A. Lantz.
Farm Woman’s Club
1 he Orange Township Farm Wo
man’s Club will meet at the home of
Mrs. Clara Long on Friday after
noon. The following program will
be presented: Devotionals, Edith
Swank Roll Call, How to Econo
mize Your Work Give Your
Hunches a Break, Clara Augsburger
Mother, Maude Fisher Your New
Mallpaper, Edna Crawford Why’
Does Your Baby Have Colic?, Eula
lia Warren A Little Lad’s Answer,
Iona Marshall Young Mothers, Mary
Coming Wedding
Wedding of Miss Wilma Nonna
maker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
S. F. Nonnamaker of Spring street,
and Richard Mumma, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Mumma of South
Main street, will take place at the
Bluffton Presby’terian church on
Friday, May 22.
Announcement of the coming
wedding was made at Ropp hall,
Bluffton college dormitory, Saturday
night when dinner was interrupted
by the playing of Lohengrin’s wed
ding march with Robert Neuensch
wander of Quakkertown, Pa., at the
piano. Date of the coming nuptials
was annouced by Leland Lehman,
head waiter, of Berne, Ind.
Rev. A. C. Schultz, instructor in
Biblical literature at the college, will
officiate at the ceremony. Miss
Nonnamaker and Mr. Mumma both
graduated from Bluffton High school
in the class of 1939 and both are
students at Bluffton college where
Mr. Mumma is taking a pre-minis
terial course.
Women’s Council
The Women’s Council of the
Bluffton High school Girl Reserves
organization will meet at the Girl
Reserves club rooms at the high
school Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Election of officers will take place
at this meeting.
Christian Service Society
The Women’s Society of Christian
Service of the Methodist church will
meet at the home of Mrs. Fred Hahn
Thursday night. Assistant host
esses will be: Mrs. Nelson Steiner,
Mrs. J. V. Stage and Mrs. R. G.
Whisler. Mrs. M. C. Geiger is the
program leader.
Richland Community Circle
The Richland Community Circle
will meet at the home of Mrs. Lena
Gratz on Thursday, May 14. Helen
Moser is assistant hostess.
The program is as follows: De
votionals, Helen Moser Roll Call,
Quotations About Mother Mother’s
Day, Neva Follas A Famous Moth
er, Velma Moser Poem, Mary Dep
pler Contest, Betty’ Schaeublin.
A housewarming was held for
Miss Ocie Anderson at her new
home on South Main street by wo
men teachers in the Bluffton public
schools last Wednesday afternoon.
A pot luck supper was enjoyed.
Present were: Mrs. Russell Lantz,
Mrs. Grace Cox, Mrs. Kenneth
Luginbuhl, Mrs. Adella Oyer the
Misses Theresa Slusser, Florence
Duffield, Eddythe Cupp, Elizabeth
Higley, Mary Sypos, Donna Hager
man, Theola Steiner, Meredith Step
leton, Levada Balmer, Minerva Hilty
and Floy McBain.
Jitsu Tan Club
The Jitsu Tau club will meet at
the home of Mrs. Gertrude Fields,
this Wednesday night at 7:30
Legion Auxiliary
Bluffton American Legion Auxi
liary will meet in the Legion hall
next Tuesday’ night.
Women's Guild
Mrs. W. A. Amstutz was elected
treasurer of the newly organized
Indian Lake Regional Woman’s
Guild of the Reformed church at
its meeting held in Upper Sandusky,
Those from the St. John and Em
manuel’s churches of this place at
tending the meeting Tuesday in
cluded: Rev. and Mrs. Emil Bur
richter, Mrs. Reese Huber, Miss
Mathilda Muller, Mrs. Ralph Stearns,
Mrs. A. L. Daymen, Mrs. Carl Der
ringer, Mrs. Chas. Miller, Mrs. Ralph
Dunifon, Miss Doris Dunifon, Mrs.
C. A. Stauffer and Mrs. Amstutz.
G. H. M. C.
The Gertrude Hoy’ Missionary
Circle’s “Mother’s Meeting” postpon
ed last Monday night, will be held
this coming Monday night, May 11,
in the St. John’s Evangelical and
Reformed church basement.
Ebenezer -Broadcast
Mother’s Day music will be fea
tured on the weekly broadcast of
the Ebenezer Mennonite church over
Findlay radio station WFIN Friday
night at 7:15 o’clock. Music will be
provided by Mrs. Milo Lora, Mrs.
Francis Niswander, Clayton Bucher
and Francis Niswander.
High School Musicians
In State Competition
Bluffton High school musicians
who received high ratings in the
solo and ensemble elimination con
test at Ada on April 11, will com
pete in the final state contest at Co
lumbus on Saturday.
Contestants from 55 northwestern
Ohio schools were entered in the
Ada elimination. Bluffton contest
ants are those of Prof. Sidney Hau
enstein in the instrumental division
and Miss Elizabeth Higley of the
vocal division.
Entered at the Columbus meet are:
Class A: Mezzo soprano solo, Betty
Holtkamp baritone solo, Roger
Howe xylophone solo, Barbara Jean
Class B: Mixed ensemble and girls
ensemble clarinet quartet, James
Stratton, Robert Amstutz, Ralph
Althaus, Hugh Chamberlain.
Alto solo, Ruth Hankish violin
solo, Alice Jean Bixel cello solo,
Mary Margaret Basinger.
String quartet—Neil Neuensch
wander, Alice Jean Bixel, Jane Howe,
Mary Margaret Basinger.
Flute quartet—Raymond Schu
macher, Harriet Burkholder, Beverly
Biery, Wilma Steiner.
Elected Member Of
Honorary Society
Wade Huber, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Waldo Huber, last week was initiat
ed into Nu Theta Kappa, honorary
fraternity at Ohio Northern Uni
Huber is a junior in mechanical
engineering. The honorary frater
nity accords recognition to engineer
ing students who have excelled in
scholastic activity.
We wish to thank all the friends
and neighbors for their assistance
and sympathy extended in the illness
and death of our beloved husband
and father, Calvin Balmer also Rev.
Harmony who officiated at the fun
eral services, the pall bearers and
all those sending flowers.
Mrs. Calvin Balmer
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stratton
Mr. and Mrs. James Balmer
& Family
See me for sharpening steel or
cast plow ponts also general black
smithing. I). E. Basinger, 125 Riley
street. 3
Wanted—Wool. Government prices
paid. Russell Amstutz, 161 Mound
St. Phone 441-W. 2
Wanted—Man to operate tractor
at Bluffton golf course start work
this week. Must be handy with
tools. See Ed Chamberlain or call
phone 304-Y.
Wanted—Wool. Highest price paid
in years. See us at once. Master
Feed Mill, phone 317-W.
Wanted—Tree surgery of all kinds
by experienced workman. Don John
son, phone 214-Y.
Section knives and cast plow
points ground. Also see me for
lawn mower grinding. Call even
ings. Dana Mathewson, 128 Riley
Wanted—Empty bottles and jugs
quart, half-gallon and gallon size.
Must be clean. Steinman Bros.
Lumber Co.
For sale—Four compartment re
frigerator, 75 lb. ice capacity, excel
lent condition, priced right. Inquire
120 Riley street.
For sale—Fertilizer attachment
for John Deere corn planter. Levi
H. Hauenstein. 3 miles south of
For sale—Axminster rug, 11.3 by
12 feet. Good condition. $10. Joe
Stage. North Lawn avenue.
For sale—Home grown seed po
tatoes, $1 per hundred. Clarence
Steiner. tf
For sale—6 room house in good
condition, close to business district.
Inquire 167 Riley St. Phone 315-W.
For sale—Young fryers. Robert H.
Nonnamaker, 2’,a miles onrth on
Route 25.
For sale—Good e ling potatoes.
Steiner Sisters, Bluffton phi ne 535-W.
For sale—Eating pc atoes. Millard
Herr on Bentley road.
For sale—Good quality late po
tatoes. I. R. Harris 3 miles north
of town.
For sale—Early frost proof cab
bage plants. Gid Luginbuhl, West
Elm street, Bluffton.
For sale—2 tubes: 32 by 6 truck
tube and 6:00 by 16 pleasure car
tube. These are both good ones.
See Frank Lugibihl, 4 miles south
of Bluffton or call 576-R.
For sale—Lard. Call Bluffton
phone 579-W.
For sale—Nice solid potatoes.
Norval Scoles, 5 miles south on
Bentley road and l-2 mile west.
For sale—Limited ampunt of
Manchu soy beans 96% germination.
W. H. Huber, Bluffton phone.
For sale—Extra good soy beans
for seed high germination when
tested at state laboratory. Coral
Schick, 8 miles south of Bluffton on
Bentley road.
Sportsmen To See
Motion Pictures
Motion pictures with out-of-door
themes will be featured at a meet
ing of the Bluffton Community
Sportsmen’s club at 7:30 p. m. next
Tuesday in clubrooms on the third
floor of the town hall.
“Pack and Saddle” and “Bob
White”, two Grantland Rice ‘sports
lights’ will be shown, with compli
ments of the Remington Arms Co.
Another film covering fishing from
airplanes in Florida will be shown
through the courtesy of Eastern Air
An invitation for the general pub
lic to see the pictures was issued by
Silas Diller, president of the club.
Fire, Tornado, Automobile,
Life & Accident Insurance.
364 Cherry St. Tel. 461-W
Bluffton. Ohio
Remember us—
When you are required to
give bond. Bonds fur
nished promptly for:
Boiler & Machinery
Plate Glass
Mother’s Day
A. Hauenstein
& Son
I rl it Bluffton
Story ol
Matinee Sunday 2:30
A Tribute to 4-H Gubs of
Also Starting
Captain Midnight
Based Upon the Radio
Serial “Capt. Midnight'*

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