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BUY UNITED STATES DEFENSE T8ONDS AND STAMPS VOLUME NO. LXVII SCRAP RUBBER IS SOUGHT IN CAMPAIGN HERE Bluffton Filling Stations are Serving as Collection De pots in Drive Mayor W. A. Howe Urges All Residents to Cooperate in Local Program Bluffton is cooperating in the nation wide campaign for the col lection of scrap rubber with local filling stations serving as collection depots. The drive started Monday morn ing and will continue thru June 30. Filling stations are paying one cent a pound for rubber brought in, the government to reimburse them when collections are made. Company trucks will gather the rubber from their respective filling stations and will transport the scrap to central governmental collection depots. The campaign was inaugurated with a nation wide broadcast by President Roosevelt last Friday when he urged individuals to search basements, attics and back yards for all items of rubber that have been discarded or can be discarded. Mayor’s Proclamation Mayor W. A. Howe has issued a proclamation urging all residents to cooperate with the program. Offices, factories, business establishments and farms were also urged by the mayor to search for rubber to add to the scrap collection. Arrangements are being made to have the Bluffton Boy Scout troops gather the rubber where circum stances make it difficult for the in dividual to bring the rubber to the local filling stations. The mayor’s office may be contacted in this re gard. It has been urged that every in dividual in the community bring Something to the scrap pile even though it may be only a single small item. Such items aas discarded hose, tires and tubes, old water bottles? overshoes, gloves, swimming caps, pads, rubber heels and shoe heels, rubber toys and countless other items are all acceptable in the pres ent collection program. The rubber is urgently needed for war production with foreign supplies virtually cut off and domestic syn thetic production unable to meet the demand. In New Locations Prof, and Mrs. Ralph Whisler moved to Lima the first of the week where he has taken a position with the Westinghouse Mfg. company. He was connected with Bluffton col lege for the past two and one-half years. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mumma have moved into the property on South Spring street vacated by Prof, and Mrs. Whisler. Prof and Mrs. Wm. Dick will move this summer to Georgia where he has accepted a position with a man ufacturer of road building machin ery. Prof. Dick was a member of the Bluffton college faculty for the past year. Mrs. Herbert Luginbuhl and son Ray of Detroit who have been mak ing their home temporarily with her mother, Mrs. Moses Steiner of Kib ler street have moved into the Fred C. Badertscher property at South Main and Kibler streets recently va cated by Ray Root. Mrs. Luginbuhl and her son expect to remain here for the duration of the war. Her husband, a first lieutenant in the army signal corps, is stationed at Camp Forrest, Tennessee. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gratz expect to move this week from the Fett apartments to their property at North Main and Jefferson streets. Real Estate Deals Raymond Marshall has purchased the 32 acre farm of the late Jesse Mohler in Orange township for §3,800. Marshal who resides on the Ei Locher farm on Bentey road ex pects to move pn the place shortly. Clarence Henry of North Main street purchased the Chas. Starret property, the former Pratt residence at Lawn avenue and Washington street. The place is now occupied by Robert Fields. The deal was made by H. W. Althaus Robert Hochstettler of Cherry street has purchased the Roy Moser property on North Mound street, and will occupy the property. Moser and his children have moved to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Moser of North Main street Cold Snap Drops Mercury Down To 45 Degree Mark O LACKS. bathing suits and sun tan all went into the discard this week as a sudden cold snap sent temperatures tumbling to a low mark of 45 degrees. Monday. The cold snap which appeared Sunday, seemed all the more severe, coming as it did on the heels of unseasonably hot and humid weather which sent tem peratures up to the ninety de grqp mark only a week ago. The cool weather was accom panied by intermittent rains Monday and overcast skies gen erally the first of the week. High School Singers To Broadcast Sunday Musical numbers will be presented by the Bluffton High school vocal quartet in a broadcast over Findlay radio station WFIN Sunday after noon at 4:30 o’clock. The station is found at 1330 kilocycles on the dial. Members of the quartet are: LeRoy Lugibill, Norman Beidler, Wilhelm Amstutz, Roger Howe. Ac companist is Ralph Balmer. $29,252 In War Bond Purchased In During the month of May, resi dents of Bluffton purchased $28,266 in war bonds and $986.25 in stamps making a total of $29,252.55, it was announced this week by Norman Triplett, chairman of the local de fense savings committee. With no industrial bonuses includ ed in the May figures, the month’s total represents an over subscription of the town’s goal. The figure also indicates that residents of the community are buy ing considerably more bonds and stamps than they pledged for in the canvass of the town concluded May 9. Residents here pledged to buy $56,000 per year in war bonds and in the month of May they bought more than half that amount. If the May figures should prove to be a general average the town will be buying more than $350,000 in war bonds and stamps per year. In April there were $83,602 in war bonds and stamps sold in the community. If this could be main tained as a 12 months average the Four From Bluffton Graduate At O. S. U, Four from Bluffton were listed among those graduated from Ohio State university at Columbus, Mon day. These were: Barbara Carr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Carr receiving the degree of Bachelor of Science in Home Economics John Romey, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Romey receiv ing the degree of Bachelor of Laws/ Paul Stuber, degree of Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, and John Blackburn, degree of Doctor of Medi cine. Dr. Blackburn expects to go into military service shortly. His wife, the former Corrin King and family will reside in the King prop erty on North Main street during his .absence. Wins Fellowship At Michigan University Nelson Hauenstein, son of Prof, and Mrs. Sidney Hauenstein of Cam pus Drive, has been granted a teach ing fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he will begin work for his M. A. degree at the summer session next week. He was graduated from the East man School of Music at Rochester, N. Y., the second week in May. He has been a student in that institu tion for the past four years. Births The following births at the Bluff ton hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Seyer, of South Main street, a girl, Friday. Mrs. Seyer was formerly Miss Col leen Augsburger. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Houts a girl, Thursday. Mrs. Houts was formerly Miss Dorothy Garmatter. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Moore formerly of this place are the parents of a daughter Karron Marie, born Friday in Booth hospital, Detroit. Mrs. Moore is the former Miss Jean Zim merly. Caravan Of 10 Army Jeeps Will Go Thru Bluffton Wednesday Afternoon Versatile Cars Touring State in Interest of War Bond, Stamp Sales Four-hour Stops Will be Made By the Caravan in Lima And Findlay Ten U. S. Army jeeps touring the state in the interest of war bond sales will pass thru Bluffton late this Wednesday afternoon on the Dixie highway. The caravan of versatile little cars developed for use by the army may pause here briefly enroute from Findlay to Lima. Its schedule calls for leaving Findlay at 3 p. m. or shortly thereafter. Visits to Lima and Findlay by the jeeps are featured by parades and other ceremonies to stimulate the sale of war bonds and stamps. Operated by soldiers, the jeeps will be on exhibition in Lima for four hours beginning at 4:30 p. m., and bond purchasers will receive a free ride in the vehicles. Toledo’s large Willy-Overland auto mobile plant is specializing in manu facturing the small cars that have proved invaluable to our armed forces in all phases of field maneu vers. 5 And Stamps Bluffton During May town would sell over a million dol lars in bonds every year. Contributing materially to this large total was the policy of several of the industries here in paying for part of the bonds purchased by the employes and of giving bonds as bonuses to the workers. The good showing in the May totals is due considerably to the payroll deduction plan in operation at the following industries: Central Ohio Light and Power Co., The Bluffton Stone Co., The Bluffton Milling Co., The Boss Glove Factory, and The Triplett Electrical Instru ment Co. Under the payroll deduction plan the majority of workers agree that the management shall deduct in most cases 10 per cent of their wages to be applied toward the pur chase of war bonds. Many other business establish ments and industries have most of their employes buying stamps and bonds regularly but the purchase is on a voluntary basis. Woman Badly Cut In Auto Accident An automobile was completely de molished and one of its occupants severely cut when the car slipped off the pavement on the Dixie highway just south of the Phillip Hity farm Friday night at 7 o’cock. Most seriously injured was Mrs. Mattie Haggerty of Detroit, Mich., who received severe lacerations on the leg. She was taken to the Bluff ton hospital in the Diller ambulance where she was discharged Saturday morning. A party of five people from De troit was driving south on the high way heading for a vacation in Ten nessee. The driver received minor shoulder cuts and no one else in the car was injured. The driver lost control of the automobile because of unusually slip pery conditions on that portion of the pavement. Numerous accidents have occurred in the vicinity of the mishap. The wrecked car was towed to a local garage where it was considered beyond repair. U. B. Conference On Campus Next Week Three hundred young people are expected to attend the annual sum mer encampment of the Sandusky conference of the United Brethren church to be held this year on the Bluffton college campus starting Monday and continuing through Sat urday of next week. A program of study, worship and recreation has been planned by the conference leaders for the retreat. One of the teachers for the confer ence sessions will be Rev. Don Ho stettler, former Bluffton resident. Superintendent of the Sandusky conference is Dr. V. H. Allm^p, re siding one mile south of Bluffton. Old Order Is Reversed Boys are taught cooking and girls carpentry at a new school in Wor cester, South Africa. THE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 18. 1942 ELECTION BOARD TO RULE ON TWO LOCAL PETITIONS Technical Flaws Found in Papers Filed by Candidates For Committeemen Ruling is Expected at Meeting Of County Board on Thurs day Afternoon Two Bluffton Rep uh’, cans—-Forest Mumma and Ralph Dun:fon—candi dates for the office of precinct com mitteeman, may be disqualified by the Allen county board elections be cause of technical ern rs in their pe titions. This became known the first of the week when an examination of the pe titions filed for the August primary disclosed that thru an oversight the precincts in which they reside had been incorrectly designated. Mumma’s petition lis:s his residence as precinct C, whereas resides in precinct D. Dunifon's petition gives his residence as precinct while he lives in precinct C. Recently Districted Political observers re pointed out that the mixup was probably due to the fact that a number of years ago the two precincts ware reversed. The present districting of precincts was made by the county board of elections only a year ago. Final disposition of the case rests with the hoard of elections and a de cision is expected at its meeting in Lima on Thursday afternoon. Irrespective of the board’s ruling there will be contests on the Repub lican ticke* in at least one of Bluff ton’s four precincts, on the basis of petitions filed with the board of elec tions. Republican Precinct Contests Candidates in precinct A are: J. A. Thompson seeking re-election and Rowena Lewis (Mrs. Robert Lewis). Candidate in precinct is A. E. Kohli seeking re-election. Status of contests in precinct and remains uncertain (rending ruling on petitions of Mumma and Dunifon. Other candidates are E. C. Ludwig in precinct and Earl Lugibill in D. In Richland North, Sidney Huter has filed as the only Republican can didate. No one filed in Richland South. Republican candidates in Beaver dam are Stanley Vertner and J. C. Yant. Democratic Candidates There are no contests on the Dem ocratic ticket with the following filed: Precinct A, E. L. Diller precinct B, Fred Getties precinct C, A. D. Wells precinct D, Homer Bracy. Richland North, Albert Winkler Richland South. J. I. Luginbuhl Beav erdam, Ed Bogart. Precinct Boundaries Following are the boundaries of Bluffton’s four precincts as designated by the board of elections: Precinct A—Bounded on the north by Washington St. ?ast by Main St. south by Franklin St. west by cor poration line. Precinct B—Bounded on the north by Franklin St. east by Main St. south by corporation line and west by corporation line. Precinct C—Bounded on the north 1 by Cherry St. east by corporation line south by corporation line and west by Main street. Precinct D—Bounded on th3 north by corporation line east by corpora tion line south beginning at the cor poration line on the east side, west on Cherry St. to Main St. North on Main St. to Washington St. then west on Washington St. to the corporation line west by the corporation line. Two Resignations At Bluffton College Two members of the teaching staff have resigned their positions at Bluffton college to accept employ ment in industry, it was announced this week by Dr. L. L. Ramseyer, president of the institution. Prof. William Dyck, instructor in the department of economics, has been granted a year’s leave of ab sence to accept a position as person nel accountant for the Letourneau manufacturing company located in Georgia. The firm manufactures road grading equipment. Dr. Ralph Whisler, professor of psychology, has resigned his position here to accept a post in the inspec tion department of the Westinghouse plant in Lima. Meat for Trout Trout require raw meat in their diet, experiments indicate. Open season for bass fishing be came effective at midnight Monday, and many anxious Bluffton anglers were on hand at Buckeye lake at the stroke of 12 to try their luck. Night-time fishing is not permitted at the municipal water works quar ry, opened to fishermen Tuesday for the first since re-stocking was start ed three years ago, but the banks were lined during the day. First legal size bass from the water works quarry was reported by Charles Conrad early in the day, altho many fish under the 11-inch minimum were hooked. Beginning Next Week Permits Will be Issued by High School Secretary Residents Requested to Com plete Registration This Wednesday Night ith an adequate supply of pur chase certificate forms on hand, Bluffton’s canning sugar rationing program will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 12 a. m. and from 1 to 4 p. m. at the high school cafeteria. The supply of certificates issued to consumers was exhausted last Wed nesday night and at that time it was announced that it would be necessary to await the arrival of additional material before rationing could be resumed. When the certificates were ex hausted Wednesday evening there were about 200 residents who had not registered. About 600 had reg istered by last Wednesday night. Four hundred additional purchase certificate forms arrived Monday moming in time for rationing. 100 More After this Wednesday the ration ing program will take place in the high school office under the direction of Miss Donna Hagerman, school secretary. Teachers and other volunteer workers will not be on hand to as sist in the registration after this Wednesday and it has been urged by Gerhard Buhler, high school prin cipal, that residents here register at this time if at all possible. Next Rationing Sugar being rationed at this time is for canning fruits ripening before August 1. About the middle of July, rationing of canning sugar for tree fruits such as apples and peaches will take place. Although no official word has been received, it is understood that the rationing at that time will be on the same basis as the present. Under present regulations each family unit is allowed nine quarts of each fruit for every person in the family. Su gar is issued on the basis of one pound for every four quarts of fruit canned. Maedonna Steiner Married At Home In a ceremony at the home of her parents, Miss Maedonna Steiner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Steiner of West College avenue, be came the bride of Paul McNeal of Sandusky Friday night at 7:30 o’clock. The bride was attired in a dress of romance brown and wore a cor sage of rose buds and yellow gar denias. The bridegroom wore a brown suit. The service was read in the pres ence of the immediate families by Rev. A. L. Althaus, pastor of the Church of Christ of Findlay, and cousin of the bride. Many Anglers Try Luck At Midnight .Monday With Opening Of Bass Season Canning Sugar Rationing Program Will Be Cont nued At High School to Ration About 50 persons received their authorization for canning sugar on Monday. With the college students who have not registered and others in the community who will likely not register it is expected that about 100 persons remain to be rationed. The home was attractively decor ated with roses and lillies and candles. Immediately following the wedding ceremony a two course din ner was served. The couple are making their home at Sandusky where Mr. McNeal is employed by the Trojan Powder company. Girls of the Busy Bee 4-H club sold tags in the amount of $24.59 for the Allen County Children’s Home at Lima on Saturday. Mrs. Hiram Huser is advisor to the club. Fishing at night is barred at the water works quarry because of war protection restrictions, but anglers can take advantage of an around the-clock schedule at the Buckeye. To conserve water works fishing, anglers have,been asked to take only half of the legal limit of 20 fish or assorted kinds, and most fishermen have been cooperating. Some sportsmen from here al ready have made bass fishing trips to Indian lake, and others have gone to the new state artificial con servation lake at Van Buren which I was opened Tuesday. Lions Club Here Installs Officers New officers were insti ,ied at a ladies night meeting of the Bluff ton Lions club at the Walnut Grill Tuesday night. The meeting was addressed by Rev. Tennyson Guyer, president of the Celina Lions club and zone chairman of the Lions organization. The speaker pointed out that every community has an important responsibility in maintaining morale, so necessary in the time of national stress. Every one possible should take part in service activities and do the best with the resources avail able in the community, the speaker stated. Installation services were in charge of N. E. Byers for the ffl lowing new officers: I. B. Beeshy, president Dr. B. W. Travis, vice-president E. S. Lape, 2nd vice-president William Ed wards, 3rd vice-president Stanley Basinger, secretary C. G. Coburn, treasurer Dr. Gordon Bixel, tail twister Paul Detwiler, Lion tamer A. C. Burcky, Ross Bogart, board of directors. Keys denoting 100 per cent at tendance for the year were present ed to P. W. Stauffer, I. B. Beeshy, Homer Gratz and Dr. Munson Bixel. A vocal solo was presented by Roger Howe accompanied by Jean Ann Steinman. Bluffton Man Buys Cannery At Pandora Louis H. Macke of Bluffton has purchased the plant of the Pandora Canning company from his father B. H. Macke who established the in dustry a year ago. The cannery is preparing to handle a large tomato crop being grown in the Bluffton and Pandora district this summer. Mr. and Mrs. Macke and family residing in the Bertsche property on the County line road east of Bluffton will move to Ottawa, July 1. The family has lived here for several years during which time he was local representative of an insurance com pany. His father, B. H. Macke, now re siding in Columbus Grove will also move to Ottawa where he has es tablished a new cannery known as the Ottawa Canning company. Wilbur Macke, brother of the Bluffton man will move from Delphos to Columbus Grove where another cannery, the Putnam County Can ning company will begin business this summer. The Macke family, formerly resid ed in Wapakoneta and have had long experience in the canning business. Bluffton Couple Wed At Decatur, Alabama Miss Catherine Alspach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Alspach of Mt. Cory, and David Carr, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Carr of near Bluffton were married at the Metho dist parsonage in Decatur, Albama, Tuesday night at 6 o’clock. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eddie of Bluffton, friends of the bride and groom. Rev. W. H. Curl, pastor, officiated. Mr. Carr is an instructor in the United States army air force at De catur. Mrs. Carr is a graduate of Bowling Green State university and for the past two years has been an instructor in the Liberty Township elementary school. The couple will make their home at 1319 6th Avenue, East, Decatur, Alabama. TAG DAY SALES SEEK RECRUITS HERE E. M. Schwartz, navy recruiting officer will be at the postoffice Thursday from noon until 1:30 p. m. to interview men interested in en listing in the navy. BUY UNITED STATES /BONDS. NUMBER 8 GROWING WEATHER BEST IN YEARS IS BIG AID TO CROPS Cutting of Hay Crop is Inter rupted by Heavy Week end Rains Corn Cultivating is Pressing as Rains Keep Farmers Out Of Fields Some of the best growing weather in years, especially for forage crops is being experienced in the Bluffton district this week. Abundance of rainfall together with cool weather has stimulated pastures and the hay crop cutting of which was interrupt ed by week end rains will be sharp ly above average. The week end rains, however, fol lowed by another shower Tuesday morning will keep farmers out of their fields most of this week making a delay that will be hard to over come in view of the farm labor shortage. Rains the first of the week inter rupted the beginning of red clover hay making and has brought about still further delay in corn cultivat ing. Wheat, oats and hay crops will benefit from the excess moisture, but heavy rainfall was not so welcome at this time as far as corn, soy beans and sugar beets are concerned. Quick Drying Will Hurt Many fields of soy beans are not yet up and on heavier soils quick drying may result in a crust that will prevent many beans from forc ing their way thru the ground. For the most part, however, farm ers believe the effect of the rain will be on the credit side, and bumper crops are expected generally as the result of plenty of moisture in the spring and early summer months. Wheat already has overcome most of its winter damage and a crop of at least average yield is expected, despite the unfavorable outlook of early spring. Pastures are uniformly good, and bumper hay crops will be harvested. Much red clover ha* already been cut, and the harvest will be under way in earnest as soon as wet fields permit farmers to get into them. Excellent stands of oats, with good color, are reported generally despite late sowing. Corn and sugar beets also are uniformly good, but the present delay in cultivating because of rainfall will require much extra work later. Tomato acreage has been greatly increased in this area because of a commercial cannery in Pandora, and the crop should benefit greatly from plenty of rainfall. A big cherry crop is ripening rap idly, but a labor shortage makes it hard to get them picked. Ruth Murray Is Married At Tiffin Announcement has been made of the wedding of Miss Ruth Murray, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Murray of South Main street to Dari Hess of Tiffin. The wed ding took place in Tiffin Friday night. The couple will reside in that city where the bride has been instructor in the school maintained in connec tion with the children’s home of the Junior Order of American Mechan ics. Mr. Hess is employed by a manufacturer of burglar alarm sys tems. Youth Loses Part Of Three Fingers Samuel Diller, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Diller of Cherry street, lost part of three fingers in an accident while playing on road machinery near the Clymer ham on Vance street Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Samuel was playing on road grad ing equipment with Don Schmidt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schmidt and Richard Patterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Patterson, both of Cherry street, when the accident occurred. A ratchet wheel was released and Samuel’s hand was caught in the cogs of the heavy machinery mang ling the four fingers of the left hand. He was taken to Bluffton hospital by the attending physician where it was found necessary to amputate the little finger at the first joint and the third and middle fingers at the second joints. The index finger was cut thru the nail. He was taken to his home on Cherry street, Tuesday where he is convalescing.