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BUY UNITED STATES DEFENSE ►NDS AND STAMPS VOLUME NO. LXVII CONTINUE ISSUE OF PERMITS FOR CANNING SUGAR Headquarters Here Will be Open Until 10 O’clock this Wednesday Night Beginning Next Week Permits Will be Issued on Mondays And Wednesdays Arrival of an additional supply of purchase certificate forms Wednesday morning made possible the continu ation of Bluffton’s canning sugar ra tioning program Wednesday after noon and evening at the high school cafeteria. The supply of certificates issued to consumers was exhausted Monday night and at that time it was stated that it would be necessary to await Beginning next week canning sugar certificates may be ob tained at the Bluffton high school cafeteria on Mondays and Wednesdays only from 9 a. m. until noon and from 1 to 4 p. m. the arrival of additional supplies before rationing could be resumed. At the time the supply of cer tificates was exhausted Monday night there had been a total of 399 certifi cates issued by the local committee. Office Open Wednesday Night An additional supply of 200 cer tificate forms from county head quarters will make it possible to continue the rationing program here this Wednesday night until 10 o’clock. With the conclusion of Wednes day’s rationing, it is expected that nearly all residents here will have received their canning sugar allot ments. The local rationing program was set up in Bluffton last Saturday fol lowing complaints of delays caused by congestion in the office of the Allen County coordinator at the courthouse in Lima. Issuing of rationing certificates was continued Monday night until supplies of forms were exhausted. Announce New Schedule Beginning next week sugar ration ing will be limited to Mondays and Wednesdays only from 9 a. m. until noon and from 1 to 4 p. m., at the high school cafeteria. Miss Donna Hagerman, high school office secre tary and volunteer teachers will be in charge. Sugar being rationed at this time is for canning of fruits ripening be fore August 1. Each family unit is allowed sugar for nine quarts of each fruit per person. Sugar for the nine quarts is issued on a basis of one pound for every four quarts of fruit canned. One pound of su gar for each member of the family also is allowed for making preserves and jellies. Receives Master Of Arts Degree Miss Barbara Joyce Hauenstein, of Bluffton, received the degree of Mas ter of Arts at commencement exer cises of Vanderbilt university, Nash ville, Tenn., Monday. She has been a student in the graduate school there for the past year. Attending commencement events were her parents, Prof, and Mrs. Sidney Hauenstein and her brother Nelson Hauenstein. The class ad dress at the university’s sixty-seventh graduation exercises was delivered by Dr. Douglas S. Freeman of Rich mond, Va., prominent author and publisher. Receives Degree At Bowling Green Miss Mary Marshall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marshall, was graduated with the degree of Bache lor of Science in Education at com mencement exercises of Bowling Green university, Friday. She will be instructor in public school music in the Buckland school, Auglaize county, during the coming year. Degrees were conferred on a class of 180 graduates Friday. Com mencement speaker was Grove Pat terson, editor of the Toledo Blade. With The Sick Mrs. Albert Agin is a pneumonia patient at the Bhiffton hospital. Miss Alice Ludwig who suffered a painful knee injury in a fall at her home on Poplar street ten days ago has been removed to Lima Memorial hospital for treatment Louis Gaiffe, a recent patient at Bluffton hospital is convalescing at his home near town. New Auto Stamps Go On Sale Here New federal automobile tax stamps, which must be displayed on all auto mobiles for the fiscal year beginning July 1, went on sale at the Bluffton post office on Wednesday. Motorists must pay’ $5 for the stamp, which replaces the temporary stamp bought last February for $2.09. Each new stamp will be serially numbered and have space on the back for recording the make, model, serial number and state license num ber of the vehicle for which it is issued. The stamp will be gummed on its face. Possession of the stamp will be re quired of anyone operating his auto mobile after July 1, and in addition gasoline ration cards may be ob tained only upon presentation of the stamp. Post offices will sell stamps over the counter for cash only, and no mail order business will be conduct ed. SUGAR PERMITS NOW AVAILABLE IN BEAVERDAM Headquarters Open Thursday and Friday at School Gym 1 to 10 P. M. Local Office for Issuing of Certificates Set Up Follow ing Complaints Beaverdam school district resi dents may obtain their authoriza tion for canning sugar at the Bea verdam High school gymnasium on Thursday and Friday from 1 to 10 p. m. A local office for the issuance of sugar purchase certificates was set up at Beaverdam following com plaints of residents concerning the necessity of going to Lima to obtain the permits. The canning sugar rationing pro gram was started in Beaverdam on Monday and continued on Tuesday under the direction of volunteer workers in the community. It is expected that all of the resi dents in the Beaverdam school dis trict will be served by Friday night. If there is any considerable number who will not have been served by that time additional ra tioning arrangements will be made, it was stated. Altho the sugar purchase certifi cates have been adequate to me the need in Beaverdam so far, it will be necessary to obtain addition al supplies to handle the rationing program, it was stated Wednesday. The Beaverdam workers are mak ing application to the office of the Allen county coordinator in Lima and it is expected that the addi tional forms will be secured by Thursday. Nuptials In Church Ceremony Sunday Miss Mildred Wynkoop, Triplett employee and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Wynkoop of Pandora, be came the bride of Ernest Cramer, son of L. E. Cramer of Fostoria in an open church wedding at the Pleas ant View United Brethren church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. Russell Hawk of Vaughns ville, uncle of the bride, officiated at the double ring ceremony. The church was decorated with palms, ferns, peonies, orange blossoms and lighted tapers. Mi-lady Receives Canning Sugar From Efficient Local Rationing Organization Sugar, Pineapple Plentiful In Hawaii But Islanders Have Shortages Too The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a silk marquisette gown. It was fashioned with a lace yoke with ruffling and a tailored collar. The fitted bodice was caught with a full skirt and long train. The floor length veil was caught with a halo of pearls. Her arm bouquet was white roses and sweet peas. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents after which the couple left for a wedding trip through the southern states. Upon their return they will reside on a farm near Fostoria. Authorization Obtained by Residents Here With Min imum of Waiting Headquarters Set Up at High School Following Com plaints at Lima Not only did mi-lady obtain her quota of sugar for canning, but she received her certificate to purchase it with efficiency and dispatch under local rationing arrangements set up at the Bluffton high school cafeteria. It was an ample and conclusive demonstration of Bluffton’s ability to handle its rationing problems lo cally in a systematic and business like manner. Rationing was set up here last Saturday as an emergency measure to relieve in part congestion at head quarters in Lima which was at tempting to serve the entire county. Long delays of waiting in line gave (Continued on page 8) Oranges Sell for §1.60 Dozen in Hawaii, Evelyn Niswander Writes to Friends Eggs are 77 Cents Dozen, But ter is Very Scarce and Candy Cannot be Bought Sugar and pineapples are more plentiful than ever in Hawaii, but the island residents have their short ages too, Evelyn Niswander, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Niswan der, of Lawn avenue, wrote in a letter received this week by Mrs. W. 0. Geiger. Miss Niswander teaches in a mis sion school at Paia Maui. In part, her letter reads: “I helped the maid churn butter this morning. We get a pint of cream each week and we also take the top of the milk for each week’s churning. “Butter is shipped in so irregular ly, and there is very little made on the island. During March we had none at all. “How are you getting along with your ration of sugar? We are not rationed on that. They say this year’s crop of sugar and pineapples is the largest in history, but there is a shortage of labor and there are not enough ships to transport it. “There are many things we have to do without. Shelves in the stores are almost becoming bare. In our 5 and 10 cent store there are three store length counters entirely empty. Candy cannot be bought there at all, and they used to have such a large dispay. “No regularly manufactured candy can be bought anywhere on the is land. One lady started to make home-made candy, which she sold for $1 a pound, but now she can’t get any nuts for it. “Cigarets, too, are very scarce. I understand some smokers are having their favorite brands set in by air mail in order to be supplied. “Oranges too, come in via airmail, but sell for $1.60 a dozen. Eggs brings 77 cents a dozen, and all other prices are very high.” Water Works Quarry Open To Fishermen Fishing in the quarry at the Bluff ton municipal water works will be permitted beginning June 16, the opening day of bass season, Silas Dillet, president of the Bluffton Com munity Sportsmen’s club, announced this week. An extensive re-stocking program carried out at the quarry for th, last several years should make the spot a favorite fishing place for lo cal anglers. Conservation of fish now in the quarry is being sought, however, and Diller requests anglers to limit them selves to one half of the daily limit of 20 permitted for assorted fish. Fishermen also are asked to co operate in keeping the quarry clean, and they specifically are requested to refrain from throwing bait cans or other refuse into the water. Opening of the water works quar ry to fishing will help ease the prob lem arisingl ocally with closing of the National quarry because of war time restrictions. Local anglers will now have two fishing places, the Buckeye and water works quarries. No special permit, other than the regular fish ing license, is required. FHE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1942 RUN ON SUGAR IN BLUFFTON FOOD STORES Residents Here are Purchasing Canning Sugar Under Rationing Plan Grocers* Supplies’ are Replenish ed Every Morning: Sold Out by Noon Following issuance of sugar pur chase certificates to residents here under the canning sugar rationing program, Bluffton grocers are ex periencing a run on sugar that ex hausts their supplies almost as soon as replenished. Since the new rationing program started most of the grocers have found that the demand has exhaust ed their supplies by noon after hav ing having been replenished each morning. Several stores are limiting the amount sold to each customer in order that there may be sufficient sugar for everyone’s immediate can ning needs. All customers, however, will receive their full allotment of canning sugar, altho it may be nec essary to purchase it in install ments, it was pointed out. There is plenty of sugar available at the wholesale houses, reports this week indicated. Several of the grocers have found it necessary to drive to the wholesale grocers in Lima and Findlay to obtain their supplies. Others have waited for regular truck deliveries of the sugar. Arrangements are being made with the rationing boards for the grocers to obtain an extra allowance of sugar to meet the increased de mand. When the canning sugar is pur chased the amount and prices are recorded by the seller on the re verse side of the sugar purchase certificate. Provision is made on the blank for purchase of the sugar by installment. --------U—J— Cox-Longsdorf Wedding Friday In an impressive home wedding solemnized Friday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, Grace K. -Cox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Keel, and Alvin J. B. Longsdorf were united in mar riage. Rev. J. A. Weed, pastor of the Methodist church, received the vows before a background of roses, honey-suckle, orange blossoms, and candelabra, flanked on either side by baskets of gladioli and delphinium. Preceding the ceremony Miss Ethel Jean Marshall played several violin selections, including “Poem” by Fi bich “Ah Sweet Mystery of Life” by Victor Herbert and “Leibstraum” by Liszt. Mrs. Lysle F. Baumgartner sang “I Ixve You Truly” by Carrie Jacobs Bond, “Oh Promise Me” by Clement Scott, and “Because” by Ed ward Tischumacher. Miss Annabelle Weed accompanied and played Lohen grin’s “Wedding March”. The bride was attractively attired in a gown of aqua blue silk mar suisette over taffeta. Her only orna ment was a necklace of pearls, a gift of the bridegroom. She carried a bouquet of Snowhite roses and sweetpeas. The bride used the handkerchief her mother carried at her wedding fifty-one years ago. The maid of honor, Miss Mildred Keel, the only sister of the bride, was dressed in a floor-length frock of rose silk marquisette and lace over taffeta and carried a bouquet of yellow Gloria roses and blue del phinium. Sidney Stettler attended the groom as best man. The ushers were Ralph Short and Elmer Short. The groom was attired in a dress suit and wore a white rose bouton niere. The best man, also attired in a dress suit, wore a white carna tion boutonniere. The bride’s mother a beige print sheer dress with white accesories and corsage of gardenias. A reception was held at the Keel home for thirty-five guests and mem bers of the bridal party. A four tiered wedding cake, pink and white tapers, and a floral decoration of pink and white peonies centered the table in the dining room. For traveling the bride ehose a beige suit with matching accessories. The couple left on a wedding trip through the Southwest. After July 1 they will reside at 232 South Lawn avenue. The bride has been first-grade teacher and principal of the Bluffton Elementary school, and the bride groom is superintendent of Bluffton 1 schools. Shortage of labor to pick an un usually large cherry crop combined with limited quantities of sugar available for canning have brought about a situation which may result in a considerable portion of the crop going to waste. Scarcity of labor to pick the cher ries and shortage of sugar for can ning the crop together with the large yield will combine to make cherries available in abundance to anyone willing to pick them. With many cherry trees loaded with ripening fruit, indications are that the crop will be one of the largest in years due to an unusually favorable spring growing season. Farmers especially are confronted with the problem of getting the cher ries picked due to labor shortages. School Enrollment Is Forecast Estimate 28 to Enter First Grade in Fall: 67 Graduate This Spring School Enrollment Trend Down ward as Town’s Population Shows Increase Sharp reduction in Bluffton’s pub lic school enrolment is forecast for next fall on the basis of figures of the pre-school clinic held last week for children whowill enter the first grade in September. Figures compiled by those in charge of the clinic indicate that 28 pupils will enter the first grade in the fall. This summer, the lowest in recent years, would represent an incoming class in the first grade of 39 less than the class of 67 gradu ated this spring, a decrease of 58 per cent in the size of the incoming and outgoing classes. Last September there was a class of 38 first graders and in the spring of 1941 there were 53 seniors to graduate from the high school repre senting a difference of 15 in con trast to 39 this year. Prior to this year, the smallest first grade enrollment in a decade was in 1939 when 34 first grade pu pils entered the schol here. In 1940 there were 45 first grade students. Below 600 Bluffton public school enrollment dropped below the 600 mark for the first time in the fall of 1940 when 585 students registered on the open ing day. Last September there were 532 students. Previous year’s figures were 610 in 1939 648 in 1938, and 669 in 1937. With an estimated total of 47 sen iors for next year’s graduating class and using pre-registration indications as a basis for first grade enroll ment next fall, Bluffton public school enrollment may drop below the 500 mark for the first time in several decades. Decreased school enrolments ar by no means a local phenomenon. Educational statistics generally show a decreasing enrollment all over the United States. Many of the larger cities have found it necessary to close some of the grade school build ings. Large Cherry Crop, Labor Shortage And Limited Canning Sugar Create Problem Altho census figures in Bluffton show an increase, the size of fami lies has been considerably reduced. This trend, also national in scope, is reflected in school enrolment sta tistics. At the pre-schol clinic last Tues day 15 prospective first grade child ren were examined and it was re ported that 13 others were unable to attend. This places the estimated enrollment for next falls’ first grade at 28. Son Of Rev. Weed Is Ordained To Ministry Dwight Weed, eldest son of Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Weed of Jackson street, was ordained to the ministry at the Annual Ohio Conference of the Methodist church in Springfield, Sunday afternoon. The young man has been serving a church in Chicago for the past three years as supply pastor and will continue there until he com pletes his studies at the Garrett seminary at Northwestern university in Evanston, Illinois. At this session of the Methodist conference Mr. Weed was admitted as a probationer and was given Deacon’s orders. Attending the or dination services from here were Rev. and Mrs. Weed and daughter Annabel. Because of late spring planting farmers are behind and all available labor is being used for work in the fields. Many of the farmers are offering their cherries on a share basis, in most cases giving the customer half of the cherries they pick. Adding to the problem is the limit ed amount of sugar available for canning the cherries. Nine quarts of cherries for every person in the family unit are permited under the sugar rationing program. Many families in past years have canned considerably more than this amount, it has been pointed out. With this limitation on the amount to be canned it is expected that pre vailing prices for cherries will be low. rop Next Fall By Pre-school Clinic ASK COOPERATION IN TOWN'S ANTI MOSQUITO DRIVE louseholders Must Assist if Program is to be Success, Mayor States Marshal Lee Coon Named in Charge of Work of Oiling Stagnant Pools. Regular spraying of all bodies of water within the Bluffton corpora tion limits in the town’s third sum mer mosquito control program is being directed by Lee Coon, city marshal and street commissioner. Treatment of water to kill mosqui to larvae is being handled this year by the city street department. Big and Little Riley creeks, quar ries within the city limits and catch basins are sprayed regularly, and so far there have been no mosquitoes reported in any part of the town. Cooperation of home owners in helping to make the control program a success was asked this week by Mayor W. A. Howe. Cisterns should be covered or treated with a good larvicide, eaves troughs should be cleaned refuse piles should be eliminated and each householder should make himself re sponsible for keeping his premises free of mosquito larvae at all times. Fritchie In Training At Great Lakes, III. Fred H. Fritchie, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Fritchie, of Riley street, has begun his training at the Navy’s Great Lakes, Ill., training center, according to word received here this week. Following his training Fritchie will be sent to one of the Navy’s service schols for further specialized training or will be asigned to active duty at sea. Rev. Weed Returned Io Pastorate Here Rev. J. A. Weed, pastor of the Bluffton Methodist church, was re assigned to the pastorate here at the closing session of the Ohio Methodist conference in Springfield, Monday. Rev. Weed has been pastor of the Bluffton church for the past five years. Other asignments in the dis trict include: Marion Tinsler, Ada B. Braughn, Beaverdam. In New Locations Mr. and Mrs. Millen Geiger have moved from the Armin Hauenstein apartments on South Main street to the property on South Lawn avenue which they purchased from the Chris Klay estate. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Haffner have moved into the Hauenstein apart ment vacated by Geiger. Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Thut have moved here from Lima and are oc cupying one of the Biederman apartments on South Main street. Births The following births at the Bluff ton hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Francis Lehman, Pandora, a boy, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Carter Shisler, Arl ington, a girl, Saturday. BUY UNITED STATES SAVINGS /BONDS [and man NUMBER 7 USE OF TOWN FIRE TRUCK IN COUNTRY MAY BE LIMITED Inability to Buy New Fire Fighting Equipment Cited As Reason by Council Present Equipment Not Suffici ent to Leave Town with Adequate Protection Unable to buy new fire fighting equipment because of war priorities, the Bluffton municipal council may be forced to restrict use of the town’s fire truck in fighting blazes in the rural districts. Present equipment is too limited to leave the town with adequate protection whenever the municipally owned truck is called to fires in the farming area surrounding the town, Mayor W. A. Howe said. Insurance authorities already have cautioned officials about sending the truck out of town, because it leaves the department with inadequate equipment to combat any blaze that might break out here in the mean time, it was pointed out. Failure to obtain a new fire truck because of governmental priority re strictions has intensified the problem and the council is considering new policies at the request of Mayor Howe. In the past, Bluffton fire fighting equipment has responded to all calls from the rural district, but continua tion of the policy appears doubtful in view of present conditions, town spokesmen said. Consideration of the rural fire protection problem first came to a head over a year ago, when trustees of surrounding townships were ask ed to cooperate in setting up an ex panded fire department in Bluffton, with sufficient equipment for the entire area. Nothing definite re sulted from conferences held at that time. Man ReturnedFrpm Clinton Schalaak, brother of two Bluffton women, who has been in Europe since 1922 and more recently in a Nazi concentration camp, is ex pected to arrive here for a visit with his sisters within a week. Schlaak, the brother of Mrs. Ray Patterson and Mrs. Cloyce Bame, both, of this place, before the war was a representative of the Ford Motor ^company in Warsaw, Poland. He telephoned another sister, Mrs. J. W. H. Beach, at Arlington, Monday night from Detroit and said that he would be in this vicinity sometime this week. It is assumed that Schlaak stopped off at the company offices in Detroit before coming to Bluffton and Ar lington. He arrived at Jersey City, N. J. last week on the diplomatic exchange lin er Drottningholm. He told his sister that his wife, a Latvian woman, did not return to the United States with him. This is only the second time that he has been in the United States since he left over 20 years ago. Primary Candidates Must File This Week Deadline for filing for candidacy for nominations in the August 11 primary will be Friday of this week, it was announced Tuesday by the Al len county board of elections. Anyone seeking nomination to a county office must file on Friday to be included on the ballot for the August 11 primary. Installation Of Lions Club Officers Installation services for newly elected officers will take place at a ladies night meeting of the Lions club to be held at the Walnut Grill Tuesday night at 6:30 o’clock. Rev. Tennyson Guyer of Celina will be the speaker at the meeting. Ebenezer Broadcast The Mennonite Women’s Chorus will be featured in the weekly broad cast of the Ebenezer Mennonite church over Findlay radio station WFIN Friday night at 7:15 o’clock. Miss Mabel Amstutz is director and Mrs. William Althaus is the accom panist. Also on the program will be a duet by Mrs. Milo Lora and Mrs. Eldon Tschiegg.