War time trends as manifested in
current dressing styles will be fea
tured in the annual spring fashion
parade of the Bluffton college home
economics club at the Ramseyer
chapel Thursday night at 8:30 p. m.
Bluffton High school and Bluffton
college girls will serve as models for
the fashion parade. Clothes to be
modeled are either made by the stu
dents in the college clothing classes
or are purchased by them during the
Dictated by wartime necessity most
of the materials used in the dresses
and clothing to be shown are rayons
and cotton materials. There is a de
cided trend towards masculinity in
suits and slacks worn by women and
a trend towards more femininity in
War Time Trends Will Be Featured
In College Fashion Show Thursday
Get Social Security
Number For Job Only
Individuals should not apply for a
social security account number card
merely for the purpose of showing
an account number on their occupa
tional questionnaires, stated William
A. Ashbrook, manager of the Social
Security Board in Lima.
Social security account numbers
should be obtained only when a per
son is going to work or has a job
in employment which is covered by
the Social Security Act. Farmers
■who are required by the Selective
Service Board to fill in an occupa
tional questionnaire do not need a
social security account number card,
according to Ashbrook.
The Social Security Board has
been receiving numerous applications
for social security recently from
those who have registered for the
draft and have received an occupa
tional questionnaire from the Select
ive Service Board. There is a place
on the questionnaire for the social
security number, but this is intended
only for those who have social se
curity account number cards. If an
individual filling in the questionnaire
does not have a social security ac
count number, he should simply write
“none” in the place provided for his
social security number
Navy And Marines
Seek Recruits Here
Two divisions of the armed serv
ices—the navy and marines—are
seeking recruits in Bluffton it was
disclosed the first of the week with
the announcement that officers of
both branches will be at the post
office here Thursday.
Prospective candidates for enlist
ment are invited to call and consult
the representative of the service of
At Naval School
Two Bluffton youths who enlisted
last Thursday in the United States
Navy were sent to the U. S. Naval
Training Station at Newport, Rhode
They were Samuel J. Triplehorn,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Trip
lehorn, of Cherry street, and Har
land R. Swank, son of George H.
Swank, of Bluffton Route Two.
At the completion of their train
ing period, they will be transferred
to duty with the U. S. fleet, or as
signed to one of the various trade
schools maintained by the Navy for
the technical training of recruits.
Triplehorn and Swank both are
graduates of Bluffton High school.
Vocal and instrumental solos will
be featured on the weekly Bluffton
college broadcast over Lima station
WLOK Thursday night at 9:30 p. m.
The following program will be pre
sented: Vocal solos by Miss Pauline
Sprunger and Eugene Weed violin
solo, Harold Thiessen cello solo,
formals, it was stated by Miss Edna
Ramseyer, advisor to the club.
Reflection of the insistence of the
War Production Board that less ma
terial be used in women’s wear will
also be shown in the style parade.
The WPB order was issued to pro
hibit “the use of unnecessary yard
age in women’s and children’s lin
Bruce and Brett Triplett, sons of
Mr. and Mrs Norman Triplett, will
appear in the show in patriotic red,
white and blue garments.
Miss Betty Keeney, senior from
Penncrat, Pa., will be crowned
“Home Ec” wedding queen in special
ceremonies. Bridesmaids will be
Miss Margaret Olivet and Miss Ruth
Neuensch wander. ____________
“What A Life” To Be
Given Here May 25-26
“What A Life”, a comedy in three
acts, will be presented by the senior
class of Bluffton High school at the
school auditorium on Monday and
Tuesday nights, May 25 and 26.
The play is being given currently
on the Broadway stage and is based
on the radio program, “Henry Aid
Follow these simple cooking rules—and
part to make America strong!
1. Use as little
!. Start in boiling water over ful
flame down and boil gently.
i. Cook vegetaoles shortest
Henry Aldrich is a senior at Cen
tral High school and finds himself
in all manner of difficulties and false
accusations. Many humorous inci
dents occur in the solution of the
The author of the play, Clifford
Goldsmith, resides in Westown, Pa.,
and thru a mutual acquaintance
wrote a letter to Hildred Eversole
when he learned that she was play
ing the role of Miss Shea in the
In the letter he expressed appre
ciation of the interest of the senior
class in presenting the play and gave
some instructions to Miss Eversole
with reference to the part of Miss
The production is under the direc
tion of Prof. P. W. Stauffer Mem
bers of the cast are: Hildred Ever
sole, Norman Beidler, Robert Cooney,
Virginia Geiger, James Fett, Leroy
Lugibihl, James Steiner, James
Reichenbach, Ruth Hankish, Harold
Crouse, Marcene Stonehill, Marjean
Todd, Roger Howe, Rebecca Hof
stetter, Richard Augsburger, Russell
Gratz, Rosann Hilty, Richard Gratz,
Lysle Niswander, Margery Niswand
Scrap Metal Drive
Will Be Continues
Continuance of the nation-wide
scrap metal collection program was
urged this week by government au
Practically everyone can help in
providing old articles containing
scrap metal, and city and farm resi
dents alike must realize the collec
tion is vital to the nation’s war ef
On farms items of value include
old tractors, old cars, wornout plows,
rusty strap iron, steel buggy tires,
antiquated hay rakes, old wheels
and axles, metal fence posts, broken
hand tools, useless windmill towers,
pulleys, binders, discarded fence wire
and similar scrap.
Metal turned in to scrap dealers
/or auto wreckers is sorted by them
and accumulated in carload lots for
shipment to scrap-hungiy steel mills
and foundries. These plants depend
on the nation’s scrap pile to keep
operating on the great production
job of building planes, ships, tanks
and guns to beat the Axis.
Mission Feeds 597
Free meals were provided for 597
transients during the month of April
by the Lima Rescue Mission and
overnight lodging was furnished for
236. A. D. Welty, formerly of the
Bluffton district, has been superin
tendent of the mission for years.
possible in cooking vegetables.
use soda in vegetables
broiler whenever possible in preference
ENLISTING THE HOME
IN NATIONAL DEFENSE
Editor's Note: Following is
one of a series of articles spon
sored by the Consumer's Division
of the Bluffton Civilian Defense
The moth has always been a ser
ious problem and now with the cut
in civilian use of wool, he assumes
an even more important role as a
menace to our clothing.
By careful storing of winter wool
ens we can starve the moth out of
existence. Go over all the woolen
articles in the home and give away
the ones you no longer use. Then
plan to store the others.
Woolen clothes used during the
summer should be cleaned frequently
and thoroughly brushed and hung
in the shade to air
Some tips for storing winter gar
1—All clothing must be free of
moths, eggs and larvae before stor
2— Garments may then be sealed
in paper bags or newspapers and
stored where the bags are not likely
AAA Payments In
Line With War Needs
New rates for parity payments
and revised rates for conservation
payments under the 1942 AAA pro
gram were announced by Clair A.
Patterson, chairman of the Allen
County AAA Committee. These new
rates are in conformity with the Na
tion’s wartime needs for record pro
duction of essential crops and for a
continuation of vitally needed soil
The payments are aimed, within
limitations of available funds, to help
farmers use land, labor and equip
ment as efficiently as possible to
raise required supplies of farm pro
ducts this county and its allies must
have to win the war.
This year’s payments, in effect, are
levers helping farmers convert from
production of crops with big reserves
to crops the country needs to in
crease quickly, Patterson pointed out.
Parity payment rate to corn pro
ducers in 1942 will be 11.1 cents per
bushel, and wheat producers 13.5
cents per bushel.
1 The announcement does not in
clude changes in the soil-building al
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to be torn.
3— Trunks and chests must have
tight fitting lids or the materials
stored therein should be tightly
4—To play safe against moth eggs
in storing clothing it is a good plan
to tie moth crystals (flake naptha
lene, or paradichlorobenzine or moth
balls) in a cloth sack and put in the
paper bags. Or sprinkle the crys
tals on paper folded in with the
5—About one pound of the moth
preventitives is a safe amount to use
in a small chest, trunk or wooden
6—Cedar chests, if made of at
least 70 per cent solid red cedar,
protect against moths only if the
clothes are free of moth larvae be
fore they are put in the chest.
The three important things to re
member, then, in storing woolens
safely are: Have them clean, store
in tightly sealed bags, boxes or con
tainers and protect them by addition
of moth crystals.
lowance rates or soil-building prac
tice payment rates under the 1942
conservation program. Patterson
said that necessary changes in these
rates will be made later when more
adequate information becomes avail
able concerning the extent of par
ticipation in this phase of the pro
H. S. Tennis Team
Wins 2nd Match
Winning their second victory in
three matches, Bluffton High tennis
players defeated Lima South, 6 to 1,
Monday afternoon on the local
Bluffton players were successful in
five singles and one doubles assign
ment, and the only loss was in a
Results of play were: Howe (B)
defeated Harry Roberts, 6-0, 6-3
Beidler (B) defeated Ihm, 5-7, 13-11,
5 Tosh (B) defeated Clay, 6-2,
6-1 Clark (B) defeated Don Rob
erts, 6-1, 6-0 Crouse (B) defeated
Moyer, 6-3 6-1 Clark-Tosh (B) de
feated D. Roberts-Clay, 6-2, 6-2
Crouse-Klassen (B) lost to H. Rob
erts-Moyer, 4-6, 8-6, 6-4.
2»0 Resilient inner coils
4 Cloth handles
4 Metal ventilators
Taped French edges
Cotton felt upholstery
Lime Sales Reach
New High In Ohio
Ohio farmers in 1941 again set a
record for the amount of lime used
to improve cropland and pastures.
Earl Jones, extension agronomist,
Ohio State University, says the 1,
145,429 tons of lime and limestone
sold in this state last year exceeded
the total tonnage sold in the six
Reports to University agronomists
show only the counties where the
lime was sold so it is impossible to
tell in which counties the most lime
was applied to soils. The two Ohio
counties in which sales exceed 40,000
tons each are Stark and Muskingum.
Three counties, Trumbull, Wayne,
and Portage had sales of more than
30,000 tons each.
Counties in which sales exceeded
20,000 tons each are Mahoning, Me
dina, Summit, Tuscarawas, Brown,
Columbiana, Delaware, Franklin,
Guernsey, Highland, Huron, and Lor
ain. Ottawa with 40 tons sold and
Paulding, Wood and Henry each with
less than 800 tons were the smallest
users of lime.
Jones points out that soils in
northwestern Ohio need much less
lime than soils in other sections of
the state. Soils which are deficient
in lime will not produce clovers and
alfalfa successfully and as these
legumes are needed to maintain soil
productivity, applying lime is a basic
step in improving soils.
Extension agents and agronomists
from the University and the Experi
ment Station have emphasized the
need for more lime in Ohio croplands
for many years but farmers have
lacked money to buy the material.
Recently, the Agricultural Adjust
ment administration has permitted
farmers to charge lime purchases
against government payments for
soil improvement practices and new
sales records for lime have been set
I wish to thank all of the resi
dents of the community and the
teachers of the public schools who
assisted in the sugar rationing pro
gram in Bluffton last week. There
was a splendid spirit of cooperation
manifested by both the registrars
A. J. B. Longsdorf
Supt. of Schools
in CZose Out Covers
SPECIAL PURCHASE AT SACRIFICE PRICES
Dorothy Burner will be presented
in graduating recital Friday evening
in the Ramseyer chapel at 8 p.
On Tax Committee
A. J. B. Longsdorf, superintend
ent of Bluffton public schools, has
been appointed to the tax education
and school finance committee of the
National Education Association, it
was learned here this week.
This committee will encourage the
study of tax problems in the schools
and will assist state associations in
their problems of school financing.
Bluffton College Notes
their annual “Spring
fashions, Thursday evening
p. m. in the Ramseyer
chapel. As in past years, a general
invitation is being extended to the
public for this style review. Gar
ments made in college clothing
classes, and those purchased
students during the year, will
An intramural track meet for
men will be held Thursday after
noon, May 14. Seven events, includ
ing the 50 and 100-yd. dashes, the
baseball throw, the high jump, the
standing and running broad jumps,
and a baton relay, have been sched
uled. Competition will be by indi
viduals rather than by classes.
H. S. Tennis Tourney
Friday Closes Season
An abbreviated season for Bluffton
High school tennis players will be
brought to a close this Friday with
competition in the Northwest Ohio
district tournament at Bowling
Coach Sidney' C. Stettler plans to
enter Roger Howe in the singles
tournament, and his doubles team
likely will be Jim Clark and David
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.
*7 -C ♦.
Two other big mattress values by Simmons:
Princess $22.50 and Rosemary $27.50
Genuine Simmons Springs priced from $11.95 to famous Simmons Ace $19.95
THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1942
Juniors and seniors will hold their
annual banquet Saturday evening in
the W’alnut Grill of the Pine restau
rant. It will be a formal affair as
has been customary in past years.
Herbert Fretz of Lansdale, Pa., will
serve as toastmaster. Miss Ruth
Burkhard of Ortanna, Pa., is* in
charge of decorations.
Rev. Paul Wenger, returned mis
sionary from India, will address
members of the Bluffton college
Church organization on Sunday even
Pi Delta, honorary scholastic so
ciety will hold its annual dinner in
the Walnut Grill of the Pine restau
rant Saturday, May 23, at 12 o’clock
noon. Rev. Cornelius Nicholas Bak
ker will be the speaker. Arrange
ments are being made by Mrs.
Harriette Criblez Luginbuhl.
Notice Of Sale Of
In pursuance of an order given to
me by the Probate Court of Allen
County, Ohio, I am offering at pri
vate sale a ninety acre farm situated
on the Rockport Road about one mile
east of Rockport and approximately
three miles north of Beaverdam.
Also, a four room house and lot in
the Village of Rockport, Ohio.
Anyone interested may write to
John A. Burkholder Wooster, Ohio,
R. R. No. 2, or inquire at the offices
of Attorney S. Steiner, 8th Floor
of The Citizens Building, Lima, Ohio.
John A. Burkholder,
Administrator of the Estate
of Samuel W. Burkholder,
D. C. BIXEL, O.D.
GORDON BIXEL, O.D.
Citizens Bank Blds., Bluffton
Eyes Exmined Without Drops
Office Hours: 8:30 A. M.—5:30 P. M.
7:30 P. M.—8:30 P. M.
Francis Basinger, D. D. S.
Evan Basinger, D. D. S.
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