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Intcr-city softball play will be in
augurated this week by the Triplett
team, in a game with Lima West
inghouse on the Harmon field dia
mond, at 7 p. m. Friday.
Slim Hetrick, former Triplett em
ploye, likely will pitch for the visi
tors, who will bring one of the best
teams in Lima to Bluffton for the
season opener.
Manager Jess Manges, of the Trip
lett outfit, has three hurlers avail
able for mound duty. These include
Timer Spaeth, Dutch Lewis, and
Willie Trippiehorn, all veterans.
Distribution Of Tax
Money Made Here
Bluffton municipality received
$832.25 and the Bluffton school dis
tinct $3,878.05 in the distribuion of
personal and classified taxes for the
first half of 1942 to Allen county
taxing subdivisions last week.
A total of $2,381.21 was allocated
to the Bluffton library, and Richland
township’s share was $338.22.
Beaverdam village got $735.64, and
the Beaverdam school district bene
fited to the extent of $736.64. La
fayette vilage’s share was $62.50,
with the Lafayette school getting $1,
Distribution to other districts in
cluded: Riley school district, Putnam
county, $92.67 Columbus Grove
school district, Putnam county, $92.
67 Cairo school district, $489.95.
Of the total of $129427.28 dis
tributed in the county, the general
fund received $16,375.38 and the
county bond retirement fund. $4,
Schools received $33,868.55 li
braries, $46,325.08 townships, $2,
434.73. and villages and cities, $25,
Livestock specialists at Ohio State
University repeat their earlier ad
vice to farmers about getting spring
pigs ready for the early market.
Transportation and packing facilities
will be taxed beyond their limits if
the nation’s 1942 spring pig crop
goes to market late.
Triplett-Westinghouse Softball Game
Here Friday Kenton Here On Monday
Efficiency Integrity Progress
Ambulance Service
Phone 222-T 239 S. Main St.
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Goes Further Lasts Longer
Costs no more than you might pay for inferior paint.
Remember—there’s a BPS Paint for every painting
need—Get our Big Color Card—It’s Free.
Th* Right W«y
Starting lineup for the local crew
is not definite, but all but two of
last year’s veterans will be available
for play again this year, and there
are many promising recruits on the
In their second game of the sea
son, the Triplett team will play the
Champion Equipment team of Ken
ton at 7 p. m. next Monday on the
Harmon field diamond. A return
game with Westinghouse will be
played at Lima, Friday of next week.
Twilight games will be played this
summer by the Triplett team, and
no admission will be charged.
To Leave For Boys
State Camp Meeting
Robert Oberly, son of Millard
Oberly of Cherry street, will leave
Saturday for Delaware where he
will be a citizens of the Boys’ State
from June 13 to June 23.
Oberly was selected by the Bluff
tonp ost of the American Legion to
attend the annual encampment for
boys of the state. For the past 10
yeors the Legion has been selecting
juniors in the high school from a
list of boys submitted by the school
The boys selected are given a 10
day visit to Boys’ State where they
organize and operate typical *city,
county and state governments for an
interval each summer.
To be eligible, boys must have a
school average of C, must be quali
fied leaders and organizers and phy
sically fit.
In past years Boys’ State has been
held in Columbus at the state fair
grounds, now in use for war pur
Is your closet full of Shoes that you
Have you tried all
kinds of appliances?
Do your shoes run
over? Do you have
Corns, Calluses and
Bunions? Do your
feet ache and pain?
If you have tried
everything without
relief, try one more
thing—try a pair of
We wish to thank all those who
assisted in any way in helping to
put out the fire at our residence
recently especially do we thank the
Bluffton fire department for their
efficient work
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Reichenbach
cannot wear?
I Th* wrong way.'
Out of batanc*
Gratz Footwear Shop
B. F. BIERY, Business Mgr.
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.
Don Best spent the week end with
his parents in Knox, Pa.
There will be a Children’s Day
program at the St. John’s Reformed
church Sunday night at 7:30 o’clock.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Beer and daught
er Delilah of Columbus Grove visited
Sunday at the home of .Miss Sarah
Mr. and Mrs. Armin Hauenstein
were in Columbus the first of the
week attending a state convention
of Rexall druggists.
Mrs. Amos Thutt of South Main
street is spending the week with
her son, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond
Thutt in Springfield.
Farms and town property. H. W.
Althaus, real estate.
Wilbur Potee will attend the annual
reunion of the Rainbow division of
the first World war to be held in Col
umbus on Thursday and Friday.
Fifty tons good Pocahontas egg
coal, reasonably priced. Steiner Coal
Co. Phone 265-Y or 174-W.
Sam and Adam Luginbuhl resid
ing southwest of Bluffton left Sun
day for a week’s motor trip thru
Kentucky, Tennessee and West
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Newman have
returned to their home in Washing
ton after visiting the past week at the
hombes of S. V. Heckathorn and Jesse
Bracy and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Murray and
family of Washington, C. H., spent
several days last week with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Murray of
North Jackson street.
There’s enough coal for everyone
if you place your order now. Phone
us today, while coal is available at
summer prices. Steiner Coal Co.
Phones 265-W and 174-W. tf
Miss Doris Diller, nurse at Johns
Hopkins hospital, Baltimore, is
spending a month’s vacation with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Diller of North Jackson street.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Wenger spent
Sunday in Canton at the John Graber
home. Mrs. Chas. Miller accompan
ied them to Orrville where she spent
the day with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Null.
Mr. and Mrs. Gid Oberly and dau
ghter Louella and Mr. and Mrs. Ma
rion Thayer of near Harrod visited
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Levi Ob
erly and Mrs. Peter Oberly of Cherry
Mr. and Mrs. Racine Warren of
Louisville, Ky., spent the week end
with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Warren of Orange township and Mr.
and Mrs. Carey Niswander of South
Main street.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jones of
Carrollton spent several days last
week at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Beidler of South
Jackson street and also visited rel
atives in Van Wert.
For porch boxes and bedding a
large selection of blooming plants
and vines. The Grove Street Green
houses. tf
Mrs. Mary Ann Zimmerman of
College Ave., and son Oliver Zim
merman, Mrs. Hiram Reichenbach,
Mrs. Willis Simmons and daughter
June of Stryker attended funeral
services for Maxwell Zimmerman in
Fostoria, Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Stettler and
Mrs. P. A. Wiebe of Willard spent
the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Cox and family of Ashtabula. Mrs.
Cox and little daughter Julia who
spent two weeks here returned to her
home with them. They also visited
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Theo
dore Stettler of Cleveland, Sunday.
Mrs. Albert Niswander and dau
ghter Letha of South Jackson street
left Friday for Mercer Island,
Washington. They accompanied Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Harmon who are
driving to Washington to spend
about two weeks at that place. Mrs.
Niswander and daughter will prob
ably remain in Washington during
most of the summer.
A family gathering was held at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Hochstettler in Detroit, Sunday.
Sgt. Pilot Francis L. Hochstettler of
Kelly Field, Battle Creek was pres
ent for the occasion as were also his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hoch
stettler, Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Hoch
stettler and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Hochstettler and families of this
place. Francis is in training in the
transport flying school at Kelly
Field this month.
Diller ambulance removals: Mrs.
Earl Pacey from the Bluffton hospital
to her home east of Ottawa Mrs.
Walter Beck and infant son from
the St. Ritas hospital in Lima
to her home in Beaverdam Mrs.
E. Bridenbaugh from the Bluffton
hospital to her home north of
Pandora Miss Melvena Basinger
from the Lutheran hospital in
Ft. Wayne, Ind., to her home in Pan
dora Mrs. Wayne Niswimder agd in
fant daughter from the Biufft|| hos
pi tai to the Thome of hft-. ana Mrs.
Leonard Wingate of East Mound
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Robert Oyer, studen: in Hahne
mann Medical college, Phiiaddph a, is
spending a months \aca:: :i i: his
home here.
Farms and town property. H. W.
Althaus, real estate.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gable of
Dayton visited at the homo of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Gable,
on Monday and Tuesday.
For your Victory garden—strong
tiansplanted vegetable plants and
seed also flower seed. Grove Street
Greenhouses. tf
Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Beals of Find
lay visited Saturday at the home of
his mother, Mrs. Kate Beals of
South Jackson street.
The Friendly Couples’ class of the
Emanuel’s Reformed church will hold
an ice cream social on the church lawn
Friday night June 26. The public is
Mr. and Mrs. John Reiss of Colum
bus and Mrs. Cal Balmer are spend
ing the week at Gladwin, Mich., at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Wan
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Steiner and
little daughter of Ypsilanti, Mich.,
spent Sunday with his aunts, Miss
es Susan and Elizabeth Steiner, north
west of town.
Among those attending the 25th
wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse Steiner in Toledo, recently were
Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. Stanton Steiner
and son Thomas of Lima.
Wade Mumma, student at Mis
souri State college, Warrensburg,
Mo., and son of Carl Mumma ar
rived here following the close of
school for the summer vacation.
Miss Phyllis Tripplehom, instruc
tor at Mt. Verde Scho !. near Orlando,
Florida, is spending the summer va
cation at the home of her parents. Mr.
and Mrs. D. R. Trippiehorn of South
Main street.
Sweet potato and yam plants at
the Grove Street Greenhouses. tf
Mr. and Mrs. Don Davis and little
daughter Cinda Sue 'eft Wednesday
for their home in Miami, Florida,
after spending several weeks with
his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
A. H. Davis of Lima and his aunt,
Mrs. Della Sweet of Bluffton.
Mr. and Mrs. William Lightner
spent several days at Jackson, Mich.,
last week where their granddaughter
Betty Jane Jackson graduated from
Jackson High school. Out of a class
of 371 students Betty Jane won the
D. A. R. medal and graduated with
high honors.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beals and
daughter Peggy entertained Sunday
night at dinner Mr. and Mrs. John
Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Gotshall
and Mrs. Kate Beals. The occasion
was in honor of the birthday an
niversaries of Mrs. Watkins and
Mrs. Gotshall.
Basinger ambulance removals: Mr.
and Mrs. Bert Agin from a convalesc
ent home in Ada to the Bluffton Com
munity hospital Louis Gaiffe from
the Bluffton hospital to his some
north of town Miss Alice Ludwig
from her home on Popular street to
the Lima Memorial hospital.
E. B. Betzner of Kitchener, On
tario, is spending several days this
week with relatives and friends in
Bluffton. He arrived here in com
pany with his daughter, Mrs. Opal
Woodworth of Kenmore, N. Y., who
was enroute to visit in Missouri.
Mr. Betzner left Bluffton twenty
nine years ago, being formerly con
nected with the Bluffton News.
Twelve From O. S. U.
End School Work
With the spring quarter at Ohio
State university ending this week,
12 students from the Bluffton dis
trict will be returning to their homes
for the summer vacation.
Enrolled from here were Dale R.
Stuber, Delbert Gratz, Herbert Oyer,
Elias R. Augsburger, Louise Duni
fon, Wiliam F. Holtkamp, Ralph
Marshall, Paul J. Rhoads, John H.
Romey, Wayne Yoakam, all of Bluff
ton and Ruth Mahquart and Doris
Nelson of Beaverdam.
Technical Books
In Library Display
Technical books on blue print
making and reading mechanical
drawing, arc welding, electricity, and
machine woodworking are on display
this week at the Bluffton Public Li
A display of books on consumer
goods, buymanship and consumer ed
ucation also has been arranged at
the library.
Family Reunion
Descendants of the John Diller
family held a reunion at the Sam
Bame residence on Jackson street on
Present were: Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Diller and daughter Ruth, Mr. and
Mrs. Lamont Diller and son, Mr.
and Mrs. Dwight Diller, Mr. and
Mrs. Noah Diller, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Gerber and David and Mar
gie of Bluffton Mr. and Mrs. Men
no Schumacher and son Nelson, Miss
Bertha Diller, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Schumacher and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. Edison Diller and son Keith of
Pandora Mr.and Mrs. Ed Bracht
and son Neil, Mrs. Edith Nelson and
son Junior and daughter Marian of
Ft. Wayne Ind. Mr. and Mrs. A. C.
Diller of Orville.
Century Circle Picnic
The annual Century- Circle picnic
will be held at the Buckeye lake and
picnic grounds next Tuesday. En
tertaining will be the Mesdames
Ross Bogart, L. L. Ramseyer, Gil
bert Fett, Cleon Triplett, A. D.
Gratz, Munson Bixel, 1. W. Bauman,
Ralph Stearns, W. A. Amstutz, Wm.
Edwards, Clyde Warren, J. S.
Steiner, Dan Trippiehorn.
Engagement Announced
Mrs. Fairy Martin of Columbus
Grove is announcing the engagement
of her daughter, Mary Jane, to
Lloyd Vermillion, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Vermillion of Bluffton,
the wedding to take place sometime
in the fall. Miss Martin is an em
ploye of the Triplett Electrical In
strument Co. and Mr. Vermillion is
employed at the Bixel Motor Sales.
Christian Service Society
The Women’s Society of Christian
Service of the Methodist church will
celebrate annual guest day Thurs
day, June 18 with a tea at the
church parlors. Guest speaker will
be Mrs. William Foulkes of Lima.
Every member is asked to bring a
guest to the meeting.
To Represent Area
As Music Student
Donavan Schumacher, of Findlay,
and son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Schu
macher, former Bluffton residents,
has been selected by the Ohio Music
Teachers’ Association to represent
the northwest Ohio district at the
annual convention in Columbus June
16, 17 and 18.
Schumacher, a 17-year-old senior
at Findlay high school, has been se
lected as the outstanding music stu
dent in the northwest Ohio district
by the association.
He will play the violincello in a
contest recital of students from six
state districts.
Noted conductors composers and
other musical leaders -will address
various sessions of the conference.
Schumacher will attend the Oberlin
College Conservatory of Music where
he has won a scholarship.
Home Protection
Course In Lima
A home protection course, for the
purpose of instructing women on
how to protect their homes in time
of war emergency, will be held at
Lima Central High school on June
15, 16 and 17, it was announced this
week by Mrs. J. S. Steiner, chair
man of women’s voluntary services
in Bluffton.
Mrs. Florence H. Boswell, state
chairman of American Woman’s Vol
untary services, will be the instruct
or of the courses. Bluffton area
women are invited to register for the
course, Mrs. Steiner stated.
Where Our Soldier
Boys Are
S. Sgt. Francis L. Hochstettler
Kellogg Field,
Battle Creek, Mich.
Corp. Robert Kohli
Station Hospital
Chico Army Flying School
Chico, Calif.
Pvt. Lysle Kohli.
10th Tr. Co.
29th Div.
AP Hill, Va.
Joe Birchnaugh, 35015227
Quartermaster Detachment,
Force 0051
A.P.O. 930, c/o Postmaster
San Francisco, Calif.
Elbert Kibele
Anti-tank Co., 156 Inf. 31st Div.
Camp Bowie, Texas.
Notice Of Sale Of
Real Estate
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,
Deceased. 8
Some rural counties have been
able to make cooperative agree
ments with nearby cities or villages
for the use of equipment for fighting
rural fires. Present regulations for
bid rebuilding bams which have
burned if the cost is more than
$1,000 without approval of the
County War Board. Farm houses
destroyed by fire can be rebuilt
without War Board approval.
News Want-ads bring results.
Donald Luginbuhl
At Ft. Knox, Ky.
Pvt. Donald D. Luginbuhl, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Oswin Luginbuhl, of
South Jackson street, has been as
signed to th" Eighth Armored di
vision for training at Ft. Knox,
Kentucky, it was announced the first
of the week.
Fundamentals of army life will
first be learned by the group, pre
paratory to working with speedy ar
mored vehicles and guns.
In the advanced stages of training,
recruits will study light and medium
tanks, half-track scout cars, peeps,
jeeps, motorcycles, anti-tank weapons,
machine guns, etc. Half of the men
in the division must be technical
specialists in caring for the 3,500
Bury Fostoria Man
In Cemetery Here
Remains of Maxwell Zimmerman,
27, of Fostoria, were brought here
for burial in Maple Grove cemetery,
Friday afternoon. Zimmerman, a
Fostoria Boy Scout commissioner,
diedi n Robinwood hospital, Toledo.
He was the son of Ezra Zimmer
man who survives. His mother was
buried here last fall.
anted—To do housework or take
care of children. Janice Wingate, 132
N. Mound street.
Wanted—Work on farm by exper
ienced high school boy. Kenneth Fin
ton, 328 Cherry St.
Wanted—To hire farm hand for
summer wages, board and room.
Tractor farming could use 16 to 18
year old young man. Raymond L.
Moser. Phone 544-T.
For sale—Two crypts in mausoleum
at Lafayette. E. R. Ewing.
For sale—Gas range in excellent
condition. Mrs. B. D. Smucker, 239
Lawn ave.
For sale—Small property in Lima.
E. R. Ewing.
For sale—Sour Cherries. Fred C.
Badertscher. Phone 586-T.
For sale—Cherries by the tree.
Noah Geiger. Phone 590-R.
For sale—Farms of 45 acres and
120 acres near Bluffton. See H. W.
Lost—Small gold plated Greek
lettered Pi Delta Kappa key worn
on watch chain. Finder please re
turn to Orden Smucker.
For sale—White and blue mul
berries now ripening. Paul Faze,
phone 542-T.
For sale—Nice sprayed cherries
by tree. Soon ripe. Also re-cleaned
Manchu soy beans. Steiner Fruit
Farm, east of town.
For sale—Carpenter tools and tool
chest Mrs. Kathryn Badertscher,
349 S. Jackson St. Phone 466-W.
For sale—Strawberries and rasp
berries. H. P. Zimmerman, Bluffton
phone 529-R. 7
For sale—Cherries by the tree
now ripening. Steiner Fruit Farm.
For sale—2 piece living room
suite. Inquire 115 Poplar St. Bluff
ton phone 212-W. tf
For rent—Sleeping rooms to ac
commodate 6 girls. Inquire at .he
Minerva Beauty Shop.
For sale—Cherries by the tree. You
pick them. Also vegetable plants.
Allen Beeshy, 151 Riley St. Phone
229-W. 9
For sale—1932 Pontiac in good run
ning order. Ernest Gratz.
Wanted at once—Middle aged wo
man or girl over 22 for light house
keeping and care of children. Go
home nights. Leave name at the
News office.
For sale—Thor washing machine,
good as new. C. E. Greiner, Bluff
ton phone.
For sale—At the residence of the
late John J. Badertscher on Kibler
St., Friday afternoon at 2 p. m. all
household goods, furniture and other
items including garden tools lawn
mowers and other items. Terms
cash. Mrs. Carrie Moser.
For sale—The following properties
in Bluffton: 6 room house with bath
320 N. Main St. 5 room house part
modern 307 N. Main St. 5 room
house part modern 323 N. Main St.
2 story 8 room brick house with
bath 106 Riley St., just off N. Main
7 room house, part modern 302 E.
Cherry St. 4 room house part mod
ern 142 Thurman St. If interested
call and see me. M. M. Murray.
For sale—Good 3'z inch Turnbull
wagon also McCormick-Deering
mower, or will sell parts. Stanley
For sale—1937 Ford station wag
on car, good condition and good
tires. Majz be seen at Augsburger’s
garage. Owner going into army
service. Phone 215-W.
For sale—1938 Master DeLuxe
Chevrolet, good condition and good
tires. Reichenbach garage.
For sale—8 piece solid walnut din
ing room suite, new coil bed springs
and large rocking chair. Mrs. Cal
Balmer, 543 S. Main St.
For sale—Good lawn mower, used
two seasons. Cloyd Myers, 2V mi.
north of Beaverdam.
Found—Ladies purse left in high
school auditorium containing small
amount of money. Owner can have,
same by identifying at News office
and paying for advertisement,
Reunion of the Christian Hilty
family will be held at Richland
Grange hall, Sunday, June 28. Pres
ident, Joe Hilty sec., Evelyn Gratz.
The annual Spallinger-Garmatter
reunion will be held Sunday, June
28 at Lafayette park. Bring well
filled baskets and your own table
Mary E.Amstutz, Sec.
Application for a marriage license
has been made in the Hancock
county probate court’s license bureau
by Martha Schaller, Bluffton Route
1. and Ralph B. Bibler, of near
Findlay. Rev. John Gauss, pastor
of the Lutheran church of Jenera,
was listed as the officiating pastor.
... for you
Bond is important when you
are settling an estate—we can
attend to all details of furnish
ing you bond promptly and at
small cost.
Boiler & Machinery
Plate Glass
A. Hauenstein & Son
Our entire facilities
are at your service.
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Alan Marshal Joseph Cotten
Hans Yaray George Reeves
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