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BUY UNITED STATES DEFENSE ^BONDS AND STAMPS VOLUME NO. LXVII BLUFFTON MEN IN GROUP OF 67 OFF FOR ARMY CAMP Large Draft Contingent is Sent By Board No. 3 from Lima, Wednesday Three Selectees Excused from Quota Because of Previous Enlistments Men from the Bluffton district comprised a large part of the group of sixty-seven selectees which left Lima, Wednesday morning for army service. The group was one of the largest quotas to be furnished by Allen County Selective Service board No. 3. Three men originally scheduled to go with this quota were not included because of enlistments, it was an nounced by board attaches. These were John Lugibihl, Jr., Bluffton, enlisted in the coast guard Robert Geary, 728 S. Main St., Bluffton, enlisted in the army and Herbert Marshall, enlisted in the flying cadets of the air corps. Men from the Bluffton area in cluded in the quota which left Wed nesday morning were: Bluffton—Marvin Moser, Dale Good, Paul Schumacher, Emerson Lugibihl, Stanley Basinger, Ralph Clark, Robert Scoles, Max McCaf ferty. Lafayette—Merwyn Hines, Leslie Akerman, Howard Suo, Warren Pugsley, Wm. Vorhees, Elmer Hawk, Lester Hall. Ada—Donald Long. Harrod—Ronald Rader, Clifford Hubbell. Lima R. R. 5—Gerald Faze. Legion Delegates To Attend Lima Meeting Bluffton post of the American Le gion will send two delegates to the district Legion convention to be held at the Lima Memorial Hall Sunday. Purpose of the Lima meeting is to elect delegates and alternates to the national convention and for the con sideration of resolutions. Each post in the district is entit led to one delegate and one alter nate for the first 15 members and one delegate and one alternate for each additional hundred members or major fraction. Representing the Bluffton post will be commander Millen Geiger and Harry Trippiehorn. Alternates will be Quinten Burkholder and Gilbert Fett. The same delegates and alternates will also represent the Bluffton post at the state meeting of the Legion to be held at Canton on August 17, 18 and 19. Accepts Columbus Research Position Dr. Ray Heiks, Bluffton college graduate in the class of 1937, and instructor in chemistry at Marshall college in Huntington, W. Va., has acepted a post as research chemist with the Battelle Memorial Institute of Columbus, the position starting July 1. The institution is a non-profit or ganization, similar to the Mellon in stitute, and its staff of 300 members devote their entire time to industrial research. There are 15 divisions in the organization, one of which is in dustrial chemistry in which Heiks will be associated. Mrs. Heiks, the former Miss Eliza beth Bixel and daughter, will stay at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bixel of South Main street until suitable living quarters are secured in Columbus. J. J, Badertscher Estate Probated Total assets of the estate of John J. Badertscher, late of Bluffton, were shown as $8,186.75 by Dan R. Trip plehorn, administrator, as he filed an inventory and appraisement in pro bate court this week. Personal property was set at $166, money $166, stocks bonds and securi ties, $5,154.75 and two parcels of real estate in Bluffton, $2,700. Robert Beemer At Great Lakes Station Robert F. Beemer, 17, of Riley street, is undergoing training at the U. S. Naval Training station, Great Lakes, Ill., since reporting for duty at that place last week. After he finishes his recruit train ing, Beemer will be assigned aboard a navy man-of-war, or detailed for specialized training at one of the Navy’s many service schools. Sugar Restrictions Will Close Bakery Here Coming Week OECAVSE of sugar rationing the Siefield bakery will be closed for a week beginning next Monday it was announced by Herbert Siefiqld, the owner. Wartime regulations limit the bakery to 70 per cent of the sugar used in the corresponding month last year. This restric tion in the supply together with increased buying by housewives intent on conserving their own sugar has made full time opera tion impossible, Siefield said. On the basis of present vol ume the bakery will use up its July quota of sugar in three weeks, Siefield stated. A num ber of bakeries, he said, are adopting this plan of part time operation because of sugar re strictions. MISSIONARY TO CHINA ENROUTE HOME Rev. J. Frank Steiner Sails from Shanghai Aboard Japanese Exchange Liner To Meet American Vessels in Portuguese East Africa for Exchange of Nationals Rev. J. Frank Steiner, native of the Swiss Settlement and missionary to Hainan island, off the south coast of China, is enroute to America on board the Japanese liner, Asama Ma ru and is expected here the latter part of next month. According to press dispatches, Rev. Steiner has been in Hong Kong for many months, part of which time he was interned by the Japanese since they controlled the area. Another Japanese liner in being used to transport the 900 Americans who were in Hong Kong, Shanghai and other Japanese controlled areas of the far east. Leave June 10 The two liners left Shanghai about June 10. The Japanese liners and American steamers will meet at Mos ambique, Portuguese, East Africa where repatriation of American and Japanese nationals will take place. Normally a Pacific crossing from the Far East to the California coast takes about two weeks. With the round about journey to East Africa and other delays due to war time re strictions it is expected that Rev. Steiner will not be in this country un til four or five weeks. Fi lends and relatives here were much relieved to hear of the an nouncement of Rev. Steiner’s return voyage. Grave concern was felt here in January when it was reported by press dispatches a number of Ameri can missionaries had been slain by Japanese forces on Hainan island. Hainan Field The minister worked in the Hainan mission field under the direction of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions which had maintained four stationed on the island. Rev. Steiner, a son of U. S. Steiner of the Settlement, has has been a worker in the Chinese mission field for the past 27 years. Rev. and Mrs. Steiner, accompanied by their 16 year old daughter, Mary Elizabeth visited relative and friends in the Bluffton district in the summer of 1938 when they were forced to return to the United States because of the fierce ness of the fighting as Japanese bat tled to take Hainan from the Chinese. Discarded Binders Being Fitted Up For Work In Harvest Fields Girls at Wooster Mrs. Steiner and daughters Geneva and Mary Elizabeth are living in Wooster where the girls are attend ing college. Rev. Steiner returned to the mission field on the island of Hai nan in the summer of 1939. In China, the Steiners were located at Hoihow, on the island of Hainan, lioihow is a city about the size of Findlay and Hainan is a little more than twice as large as the state of New Jersey. Lying 250 miles south of Hongkonk the island is in a very strategic location since it is near French Indo China and Hongkong. Living in this district are one brother, J. E. Steiner and sister, Mrs. Armin Steiner of Pandora. He has three other brothers, Rev. Paul Stein er of Pittiville, Fulton county, Prof. Oliver Steiner, Bluffton college grad uate in the class of 1930 and an in structor at Bob Jones college, Cleve land, Tenn., and Dr. J. C. Steiner of Willard and another sister Mrs. Ar chie Abeglin of near Findlay. Rush Repairing of Old Equip ment as Time for Wheat Cutting Nears New and Used Equipment Not To be Had, Bluffton Imple ment Dealers Say With wheat harvest expected to begin the last of this week, farmers are casting a critically appraising eye at the old binder and figuring how good will be the chances for making it last for another season. For upon the present equipment, bolstered by repairs, rests the task of getting the harvest this summer. Wheat harvest in the Bluffton district will start the last of this week unless weather conditions interfere. Several farmers north west of Bluffton are planning to start cutting Friday. New machinery, available on a re stricted basis last summer is now completely out of the picture, Bluffton Implement dealers declared and even used machinery has been swept from the warehouses by the insistent de mand. “We just havn’t anything in machinery to sell” was the statement of one dealer here the first of the week. Rush Fitting Up Binders Binders, many of which have been discarded several seasons ago under ordinary conditions are being fitted up for operation and dealers are find ing their greatest volume of business consisting of sales of repair parts. Adequate stocks of repair parts is the one bright spot in the farm im plement situation. Production of re pairs, permitted under the OPM cur tailment order has made available all ordinary replacement parts on stand ard equipment. Although this summer will see much outworn equipment in the har vest fields, indications are that the whaet crop will not be unusually large. Farmers in the Bluffton dis trict the first of the week said the outlook was for about an average crop, with yields around 20 bushels to the acre. Straw, too, will not be par ticularly heavy, they say. Hugh Eaton Gets Army Commission Hugh M. Eaton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eaton, of Lima, a grandson of Mrs. Lou Eaton, of this place, has been commissioned second lieutenant in the cavalry, it was learned this week A graduate of the Officers Candi date school, Eaton will be stationed with an armored division as a com munications officer. Lodge Honors Two Going Into Service Bluffton Masonic lodge held an in formal reception and farewell Mon day night honoring two of its mem bers who are entering the country’s armed services this summer. The two honored were Stanley Ba singer and Paul Martinka. Basinger, a funeral director here, left Wednesday morning for Toledo with the Allen county draft quota. Martinka, mechanical engineer at the Woodcock generating plant of the Central Ohio Light and Power company has made application for enlistment in the navy and expects to leave later in the summer. In New Locations Rev. and Mrs. Ernest Bigelow who are expected to arrive here next week will reside in the Miss Martha Steiner property on North Lawn ave nue. Rev. Bigelow who was gradu ated two weeks ago from Yale Divin ity school, New Haven, Conn., has accepted a call to the pastorate of the Bluffton and Rockport Presbyter ian churches. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wiebe have moved into the Fett apartment va cated last week by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gratz who are now’ occupying their home at North Main and Jef ferson streets. Mr. and Mrs. Wiebe came here from Beatrice, Nebraska, a year ago and have occupied the Hughes property on the county line since that time. Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Barber and daughter are occupying the I. W. Bauman property at Jackson and Kibler streets this summer while Prof. Bauman and family are in Wayland, Iowa. Auto Chief Risk In answer to the question: "What is the greatest risk in flying today?" student aviators at Orlando, Fla., reply: “The auto ride to the air port." 1HE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 1942 YOUTHS OF 18-20 AGE GROUP WILL REGISTER TUESDAY Registration to be Held at High Schoo! Library, 7 A. M. To 9 P. M. Richland, Monroe and Jackson Township Youths to Regis ter Here Registration of young men between the ages of 18 and and 20 under the Selective Service act will be conduct ed in the Bluffton High school library from 7 a. m. to 9 p. m. next Tuesday, for Bluffton, Richland, Monroe and Jackson townships. In the fifth and final registration the procedure followed will be the same as that prevailing in the first four listings of prospective selective service candidates. Affected by next Tuesday’s regis tration order are youi men between the ages of 18 and 20 years born on or after Jan. 1, 1922, and on or be fore June 30 1924. May Register Saturday Those unable to register here Tues day may complete their registration this Saturday at Allen County Draft board No. 3 headquarters, Room 201 National Bank building, Lima, from noon until 6 p. m. Anyone unavoidably away from home on June 27 or June 30 may reg ister at the most convenient registra tion place on those days, it was an nounced. Young mon under 20 are not liable for military service under the present selective service act, but the law pro vides for their registration. With the conclusion of registration next Tuesday all men between the ages of 18 and 65 will have register ed with the selective service board. Livona Harris Weds In Home Ceremony In the home of the bride’s par ents at 3:30 o’eteefc Sunday after noon, marriage vows were exchanged by Miss Livona Elizabeth Harris, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. Ray Harris of north of town, and Marion Glenn Forney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Forney of Forest. Rev. Paul Zimmerman of Rawson officiated for the single ring cere mony which was performed before a double window with an arch of pink roses and banked with ferns and baskets of pink rambler roses. White tapers in seven branch can delabra burned at either side. Miss Doris Forney, sister of the groom, dressed in a floor length gown of black and white pique, played as the opening nuptial selec tions, "Indian Love Call’ ’by Friml and “Intermezzo” by Heinz Provot. Miss Arietta Rickly of Columbus, cousin of the bride, sang as her first number “The Sweetest Story’ Ever Told” by K. M. Stults. Miss Rickly wore a pink taffeta floor length gown. Miss Forney then played a varia tion of the hymn “Jesus Savior Pilot Me”. Miss Rickly sang “Oh Prom ise Me” by DeKoven. The wedding party assembled while “Liebstraum” by Liszt was being played. To the strains of the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin the bride descended the stairs. She was at tired in a pearl white satin gown fashioned floor length with fitted bodice and full skirt, three quarter length sleeves and a sweetheart neck line. Her bridal veil was floor length and bordered with chantilly lace. Her only ornament was a strand of pearls, a gift of the groom. Her arm bouquet was pink tea roses with baby’s breath tied with pink satin bow. The bride was attended by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Donald Harris, who wore a dress of light blue taf feta and carried an aim bouquet of yellow roses and blue delphinium. The groom wore a light tan palm beach suit and was attended by his only brother Donald Forney. Donald Harris, brother of the bride, served as usher for the oc casion. The bride’s mother chose a blue and white bemberg ensemble and wore a shoulder corsage of gardenia and red tea roses. The groom’s mother was dressed in rose lace and wore a corsage of gardenia and roses. The men of the bridal party wore white carnation boutonnieres. Softly through the ceremony “I Love You Truly” by’ Carrie Jacobs Bond was heard. Folowing the ceremony a three-tier wedding cake topped by a miniature bride and groom was cut by the (Continued on page 8) Starting next Monday morning Bluffton housewives may purchase two pounds of sugar with war ra tion stamp No. 5 for a period ex tending until midnight July 25, it was learned this week from an an nouncement by price administration officials at Washington, D. C. War ration stamp No. 4, now good for the purchase of a single jiound of sugar, will expire at midnight on Saturday. At that time the two pound stamps will go into effect. Stamp No. 6 will also be good for a two pound purchase and may be used from July 26 to August 22. This does not change the individ ual consumer ration of a half pound per person per week, it was pointed out. Reason for the change in ra tioning procedure was seen in the desire to alleviate a sugar storage problem that has become critical in the past month. Under this plan people will buy more sugar at one time and every household pantry will become a small storehouse tending to empty the bulging sugar warehouses. Along with this announcement was the issuance of a regulation permit ting institutional and industrial users to obtain their sugar for a two month period—a one month ex tension over the original limitation governing such allowances. The heavy’ demand for sugar from Great Britain and Russia together with the serious shipping situation will likely cause sugar quotas to re main on the present basis, according to price administration officials. Children and Adults Bring in Quantities of Miscellaneous Rubber Items Request Residents to Bring Re maining Rubber Soon Tuesday Last Day Approximately 20,000 pounds of scrap lubber have been taken in at the various Bluffton filling stations which have been serving as collection depots in the nation wide collection campaign, according to estimates made here Tuesday. The stations have averaged about a ton of rubber each collected in the campaign which is little more than a week old, having started Monday, June 15. The drive will continue through Tuesday, June 20. Company tank trucks, in some cases supplemented by trailers, have been gathering the scrap, loading it on after gasoline has been delivered to the local stations. Many Items Every conceivable type of rubber item has been turned in during the present drive, station operator here report. Some of the residents have been donating their rubber but most of them have accepted payment of one cent a pound, it was reported. Many children are taking advant age of the opportunity to get pen nies for ice cream and candy. Youngsters have been bringing in such items as can rubbers, rubber heels, rubber balls, baby nipples and other small articles. In some cases the children have dug the articles out of refuse piles. Sugar Quotas Can Be Bought Ahead Of Time With Stamps Nos. 5 And 6 20,000 Pounds Of Scrap Rubber Are Collected Here By Filling Stations Contributing most to the scrap piles are tires, tubes, arctics and boots. One resident brought in two old truck tires each weighing 110 pounds. Another delivered a trailer load of old automobile tires weigh ing more than 500 pounds. Crude Rubber Another resident brought a large portion of crude rubber about 20 years old. He had foi-merly worked in a tire factory and put the piece of crude rubber in his garage where he had practically forgotten about it until now. In case there are metal pieces on the rubber such as buckles on arctics or metal connection on lawn hose the station attendant has been cutting them off in order to facilitate the use of the rubber for war produc tion. Proprietors here urged local resi dents to bring their scrap rubber in as soon as possible in order to avoid a last minute rush next Tuesday. Real Estate Deals M. M. Murray sold three of his North Main street residence proper ties during the past week. Chas. Gazette purchased the property which he occupies. Wm. Leiber purchased properties occupied by J. F. Herr mann and Ross Irwin. Bluffton Woman With Garden Hobby Grows Bumper Early Cabbage Bluffton woman who has A taken lip gardening as a hobby—and more than ordin arily successful—is Mrs. Clay ton Murray of West Elm street. That she can successfully grow standard gardenstuffs was demonstrated Tuesday when she cut a head of cabbage measur ing 25 inches in circumference raised in her garden. The bumper head of early cabbage taken by Mrs. Murray from her garden is ten days in advance of the Fourth of July, usual date here for first cabbage of the season from Bluffton gardens. One of her major interests, however, is the growing of un usual varieties. There is cel tuce—one of the latest novel ties brought out only this spring by one of the large seed firms. It is a combination of celery and lettuce—with stalks like celery and leaves similar to lettuce. Other not-to-common garden stuffs are edible soybeans now being grown for the third suc cessive year and a pole type of Lima bean much superior in yield to the usual variety. ELECTION BOARD SCRATCHES THREE LOCAL PETITIONS Technical Errors Found in Peti tions Filed by Candidates For Committeemen Names of Three Bluffton Re publicans Will Not be in August Primary Names of three Bluffton Republi cans, all candidates for precinct committeeman, will not appear on the ballot of the August primary as the result of action by the Allen county board of elections because of technical errors in their petitions. The candidates and reasons for disqualification are: A. E. Kohli seeking re-election in precinct B, petition circulated before candidate declared himself. Forest Mumma’s petition listed his residence as precinct C, whereas he resides in precinct D. Ralph Dunifon’s petition gives his residence as precinct while he lives in precinct C. Files Complaint The board of elections took action in throwing out the petitions after Robert Lewis, Bluffton elector, filed the complaints against the Bluffton candidates and five other Republican candidates in the county. The board’s ruling has eliminated all contests on the Republican ticket except for precinct A where J. A. Thompson, seeking re-election, and Mrs. Robert Lewis are candidates. Throwing out of Kohli's petition will leave precinct without a Republican candidate. The other Republican candidates are E. C. Ludwig in precinct A and Earl Lugibill in precinct D. Other Candidates In Richland North, Sidney Huber has filed as the only Republicaji candidate. No one filed in Richland South. Republican candidates in Beaver dam are Stanley Vertner and J. C. Yant. There are no contests on the Democratic 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 Beaverdam, Ed. Bogart. In case of Mumma’s and Dunifon’s petitions it has been pointed out that the confusion was probably due to the fact that a number of years ago the two precincts were reversed. The present districting of precincts was made by the county’ board of elec tions only a year ago. BUY UNITED STATES SAVINGS ffiONDS AM) STAMPS NUMBER 9 TOWN PROTESTS WPB RULING ON FIRE TRUCK HERE Congressman Robert F. Jones Making Representations to Federal Agency Local Business and Manufac turing Units Urge Re versal of Ruling Vigorous representations against the War Production Board’s order cancelling delivery of Bluffton's new fire truck are being made this week by Congressman Robert F. Jones at Washington, D. C. Letters have been written by score of local business and manufacturing establishments to Congressman Jones, of the 4th Congressional district, re questing that he urge the WPB to re consider its action in making the cancellation. War Protection Bluffton’s extensive civilian defense organization was set up on the basis that the town was an important de fense and war production center. In this connection it was pointed out that the town should take extraordinary precautions against the interruption of the program. It was anticipated that the addition of the fire truck would materially strengthen the town’s resouces in re spect to necessary’ civilian defense and protection of the town’s war in dustries. Had it not been for the WPB can cellation order the fire truck would likely be in Bluffton by this time as delivery was scheduled for early sum mer. Refuse Priority Rating A letter received by Mayor W. A. Howe from the office of the WPB in Washington early in May indicating that it would be impossible to give Bluffton the proper priority prefer ence rating for purchase of the truck because of “critical materials” involv ed. The fire equipment, consisting of a Mack truck was purchased by the town council early in March at a cost of $7,950. Funds for the purpose were provided by a bond issue ap proved by the voters at the polls last November. Sale of the bonds, in the amount of $7,950 to the Citizens National Bank, has been ordered suspended until the proper priority classification is ob tained for the purchase of the truck. Demonstration On Canning At School Bluffton women are invited to at tend a canning demonstration to be held at Bluffton High school Thurs day afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. The demonstration is sponsored by the welfare division of the Bluffton civilian defense council. In charge will be Miss Ruth Barns, the Allen county demonstration agent and Miss Dorothy Scott, home management supervisor of the farm security ad ministration. Miss Eddythc Cupp, Bluffton High school home economics instructor, will assist in the local arrangements for the demonstration. The demonstration will deal with canning corn, peas and other vege tables, and how sugar substitutes may be used most effectively in war time canning. The entire demostration will be in formal and opportunity will be given for questions about individual can ning problems. Births The following births at the Bluff ton hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Zimmerly, a boy, Ronald Lynn, Thursday. Mrs. Zimmerly was formerly Mis Juanita Weiss. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Dukes, Leip sic, a boy, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Willis Crawford, a boy, Friday. Mrs. Crawford was formerly Miss Irene Augsburger. Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Stahlman, Grove Hill, a girl, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ream, Colum bus Grove, a boy, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Donivan Gratz are the parents of a seven and one-half pound boy, Brett Alan, born Friday at the Grandview hospital in Sellers ville, Pa. Mrs. Gratz was formerly Miss Gayle Amstutz of Bluffton. Born to Mr. and Mrs. David Jones, of Sherwood, a baby girl, Barbara, at the Defiance hospital, Friday. Mrs. Jones was formerly’ Miss Naomi Welty of this place and Mr. Jones is a Bluffton college graduate.