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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Republican candidates in Beaver
dam are Stanley Vertner and J. C.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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