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Delay In Starting
Bluffton’s recently installed 1,250
KW turbo-generator will not be on
the line at the municipal light plant
until next week.
The delay was caused when the
services of the Westinghouse erect
ing engineers were needed in a war
industry in Detroit, Michigan, it was
learned in a telephone conversation
between company officials and John
Swisher, light plant superintendent.
The erecting engineer, Lester
Smith, of Boston, will be at the
Bluffton plant Monday morning to
make the final check up on the oper
ation of the recently installed equip
Also expected Monday is the com
pany electrical engineer Mr. Schleigh
of Cleveland who will synchronize
the operation of the two turbines,
one 750 KW and the other 1,250 KW
at the plant here.
Smith will turn on the steam and
supervise the starting of the large
The 300 KW Skinner rotary en
gine and generator are being loaded
on a freight car at the plant siding
ready to be shipped to one of the
plants of the Pet Milk Co. Dismant
ling operations were completed Tues
When the 1,250 KW turbine is on
the line the smaller unit will be
opened for inspection by the insur
ance company. Continuous operation
of the smaller unit has made it im
possible to have the required period
ic inspections by insurance under
writers, Swisher said.
Golden Wedding Of
Former Residents
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ferrall, na
tives of Bluffton and residents here
many years ago will celebrate their
Golden wedding anniversary on Sun
day, June 26 at their home at 1725
Fort Stockton Drive, San Diego,
Calif., according to word received
here. Open house in the afternoon
will be followed by a buffet supper
for the-family and close friends.
Mr. Ferrall, 79, was the son of
Jonathan J. Ferrall. His wife, the
former Olline Whisler, 71, was the
daughter of David Whisler, all of
this place.
The couple was married July 28,
1892, at Lafayette, Ind., ai\d began
housekeeping here. Later they moved
to Lafayette, Ind., from where they
went to San Diego in 1912.
New portraits of your children are
necessary if you would keep the
priceless record of childhood.
Bring them to our studio for a
Above J. C. Penny Store
Findlay, Ohio
Friday Last Day
In Rubber Drive
Collection of scrap rubber in the
local campaign will end on Friday
as Bluffton filling stations reported
that a minimum amount has been
coming into the collection depots in
the past several days of the extended
The,4nve was originally scheduled
to end on June 30 but when the na
tion wide total collection was less
than anticipated President Roosevelt
extended the campaign another 10
For the first few days in the ex
tended period the rubber continued
to flow in with several local stations
reporting about 1,000 additional
Most of the scrap rubber in Bluff
ton is likely turned in, according to
an opinion expressed by one of the
local filling station proprietors.
Local proprietors, however, have
requested Bluffton residents to search
for additional items and to have
them turned in before Friday.
The Bluffton drive has been very
successful with the per capita aver
age higher here than the national
average of three pounds per person.
Former Bluffton Boy
Is Lieut. Commander
Russell Stratton, formerly of Bluff
ton and now in naval service has
been promoted to the rank of lieu
tenant commander in the naval in
telligence headquarters at Miami,
He is the son of the late S. W.
Stratton, agent at the Nickel Plate
railroad here more than thirty years
ago. His mother is now Mrs. Robert
Preston of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Lieut. Commander Stratton was
formerly an executive of a St.
Petersburg newspaper and manager
of a radio station in that city.
Former High School
Instructor Married
Miss Verna Mae Rains of Colum
bus, former instructor in Bluffton
high school and Edmund Flanders of
Detroit were married Saturday in
Columbus, according to word re
ceived here the first of the week.
The bride was instructor in Eng
lish in the high school here about
twelve years ago. For the past
year she was teaching in the schools
at Bremen.
The couple will reside in Detroit.
op cans all sizes
to open self-sealing
convenient- no Waste
Paint Sold
ig Hardware
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.
Charles Trippiehorn spent over the
Fourth with Robert Craig of Lima.
Mrs. Fred Zehrbach is ill with heart
trouble and is confined to her apart
Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Wentz are on a
vacation motor trip thru the Great
Smoky mountains.
M.ss Emma Hilty returned home
Sunday evening after having spent
several days in Berne, Ind.
A. E. Lora of Findlay spent Friday
at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Murray Tripplehom and family.
Stanley Ream of Gary, Ind., spnt
the week end visiting at the home of
his father, Clyde Ream and other rel
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barnes and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Gail Rakosky
visited relatives at Marietta over the
Mrs. Ethel Robert spent the week
end at Columbus Grove at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Myron Elliott
and family.
Mrs. Noah Augsburger has return
ed home after having spent two weeks
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe
Crouse in Ada.
Mr. and Mrs. Murray Trippiehorn
and daughter Lora Jean and son John
are on a motor trip to the Great
Smoky mountains.
Misses Eloise and Marcele Lora re
turned Monday morning from a
week's vacation visiting points of in
terest in the east.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Lichtenwalter
have returned from Charlotte, N. C.
where they visited his daughter, Mrs.
F. S. Means and farnily.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Augsburger and
sons Don and Buddy spent Saturday
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. E.
Tomlinson and sons at Lima.
While they last—Maytag washers
$79.50. Don’t delay no more May
tags available after the present
stock is sold. C. F. Niswander.
O. A. Highway has returned to his
home in Kosciusko county, Indiana,
after spending the week with his
brother, L. M. Highway of this place.
Mrs. Eli Doppler of this place, Mrs.
Wayne Deppler, Mr. and Mrs. V. E.
Bishop of Findlay spent over the week
end with Wayne Deppler at Camp
Forrest, Tenn.
Mr. and Mrs. Menno Bixel of Belle
fontaine and Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Bixel and family of Findlay spent the
week end with Mr. and Mrs. Clayton
Bixel of Grove street.
Miss Karen Schwartz of Columbus
is spending the week here. with her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. M.
Bogart and her uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Bogart.
Mr. and Mrs. William Amstutz of
Berne, Ind., Misses Edna Werner and
Mary Ann Amstutz of Lima and Mr.
and Mrs. Karl Gable and Miss Sarah
Amstutz were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Levi Gable.
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-Y and 174-W.
Mr. and Mrs. Noah Basinger motor
ed to Nashville, Tenn., the first of the
week where they visited at the home
of their son, Mr. and Mrs. James Ba
singer. James is employed in an air
craft manufacturing plant at Nash
Guests over the Fourth of July at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Geig
er on South Lawn avenue were Mr.
and Mrs. H. A. Overholt and Sara
Jane Overholt, Mr. and Mrs. S. M.
Overholt of Medina Mary Alice Geig
er of Dayton.
Miss Metta Kohli, former govern
ment civil service employe in Wash
ington, now retired, has returned to
Bluffton where she will make her
home. Miss Kohli is a native of
this place and a former teacher in
the schools here.
Diller ambulance removals: Mrs.
Harvey Phillips and infant son from
the Bluffton, hospital to the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley
Neuenschwander of Columbus Grove
Mrs. Spore from the Bluffton hospital
to her home east of iGlboa.
Pvt. Robert Satterlee from Chanute
Field, Ill., spent the week end with
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murray and dau
ghter Bette on Thurman street. Pvt.
Satterlee has completed the weather
observation course and has enrolled
for a three month's teletype course.
Mrs. Walter Baehler of Solomon,
III., and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Garret,
daughter and son of Long Beach,
Calif., are visiting this week at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Brobeck
of West Riley street. Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer Lehman and daughter, Mrs.
Robert Taylor of Pontiac, Ill., were
week end visitors.
Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Flueckiger of
North Manchester, Ind., were enter
tained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.
D. Amstutz and family of Jackson
street for Sunday dinner. Dr. Flueck
iger is on the music faculty at Man
chester college and directed the Men
nonit^ song festival at the Ebe^e^er
church Sunday night.
Mrs. Inez SchaubHn and son James
of Lima spent Tuesday at the Jesse
Bracy home.
Jean Ann Frick sp«ut the past week
at the home of her uncle, Robert
Frick in Lima.
Ray Staater of Chicago is visiting
with his sister, Miss Zanna Staat
er of South Main street.
Emil Garau of Indianapolis. Ind, is
spending several da|'s in Bluffton vis
iting relatives and friends.
Mrs. Bertha Mattel: and Mrs, Rob
ert Deerhake speM, Thursday at the
Howard Nique hom£ hear Findlay.
Mrs. Jacob Hilty of Pasadena, Ca]if,
is visiting at the -home of Mr. and
Mrs. C. F. Niswander of South Main
James Fett, employed for the sum
mer in Detroit, spent the week end at
the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. B. Fett.
Mrs. Emma Stull of Lafayette, Ind.
spent last week at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Noah Niswander of South
Lawn avenue.
Ralph Edinger of Columbus spent
the first of the week at the home of
his father, Scott Edinger and family
east of Bluffton.
Mr. and Mrs. John Maxon and fam
ily and Miss Betty Holtkamp enjoyed
a motor trip thru the southern states
during the past week.
Chas. Hankish, Jr., is attending
summer school at St. Joseph’s college
at Collegeville, Ind., taking graduate
work in mathematics.
Rev. and Mrs. V. H. Allman and
daughters Maxine, Nadine and Mrs.
Clayton Bucher are spending a week
visiting in Clarksburg, W. Va.
While they last—Maytag washers
$79.50. Don’t delay no more May
tags available after the present
stock is sold. C. F. Niswander.
Mrs. N. W. Cunningham has been
removed from her hon on South
Jackson street to the Bluffton hospital
in the Stanley Basing* ambulance.
Mr. Esther Hinkle and daughter
Frances of Groveport ted Mr. and
Mrs. Charlie Oehrli and Mrs. J. J.
Hamilton of Poplar street, Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maxwell and
family- of St. Louis ar (fnr spy
oral days here with If her, Mrs.
Elizabeth Maxwell of North Lawn
Lawn avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Howe and fam
ily of McKeesport, Pa., visited the lat
ter part of last week at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Thompson of
Spring street.
Mr. and Mrs. C. .Fett and dau
ghter Marilyn and Mrs. Eliza Fett
have returned from a motor trip thru
the Great Smoky mountains and other
points of interest.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Null of Orr
ville and Mr. and Mrs. James Miller
of Mechanicsburg Visited over the
week end at the Chas. Miller home on
South Main street.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Stettler ac
companied by Mrs. P. A. Wiebe and
daughter Judith Ann of Willard vis
ited the past week with Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore Stettler and family in Cleve
land and Mrs. Wm. Cox and daughter
Julia Gretchen of Asthabula.
Capt. and Mrs. Richard Euller and
daughter Polly Lynn of Cleveland
were Bluffton visitors over the week
end. Capt. Euller is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. M. R. Euller of Lima and a
nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ben
roth of North Main street.
Fred Zehrbach attended funeral ser
vices Tuesday for Ivan Dale Schifferly
of near Decatur, Ind. Mr. Schifferly
died suddenly, Saturday of a heart
attack. He was a cousin of Mrs.
Zehrbach who was unable to attend
the funeral services because of ill
Mrs. Lavina Sumney of Ft. Wayne
is spending the week with her sister,
Mrs. Linda Fett and Mrs. Floyd Har
ris and other relatives.' Mrs. Sum
ney returned several wheks ago from
North Hollywood, a Los Angeles su
burb where she visited at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Redige.
Mrs. Mildred Dally of Toledo spent
the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Oerhli and Mrs. J. J. Hamilton of
Poplar street. Mrs. Daily’s son Rich
ard in navy- sen-ice was also here on
furlough for several days. He left
Wednesday for Boston where he will
resume his duties as gunner’s mate on
a destroyer.
Commissioned As
Coast Guard Ensign
James Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Miller has received a com
mission as ensign in the coast guard
it was announced the first of the
week. Miller who was athletic coach
at Mechanicsburg high school the
past year recently declined a similar
position for the coming year at Orr
vijle high school.
Boy Scout Troop 82
Is At Camp Defiance
Boy Scouts of Bluffton Troop No.
82 are attending the annual Shawnee
council camp at Defiance this week.
The scouts left Sunday with their
Scoutmaster Eugene Benroth and
will return Sunday.
Attending the camp are Roderick
Nonnamaker, John Bracy, Don
Fritchte, Keith Kirtland, Harry
Burkholder, David Stearns, Maynard
Pogue, Bob Goon, David and Karl
Coming Wedding
Wedding of Miss Fairy Bronson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bron
son of East Railroad Lane and Har
vey E. Mesler of Lima, will take place
in Lima on Sunday, July 26.
The couple will be attended at a
church wedding by Miss Bronson’s
brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and
Mrs. Leonard Cuppies.
Miss Bronson graduated from Bluff
ton High school in the class of 1941
and until recently has been employed
at the Triplett Electrical Instrument
Mr. Mesler is a tool and die maker
at the Lima plant of the Westing
house Co. The couple will make their
home in the Judson apartments on
Haller street
Richland Grange
Musical games will be enjoyed in
the game night celebration of the
Richland Grange meeting next Tues
day evening.
Richland Community Circle
The Richland Community Circle
meeting has been postponed until Fri
day night because of the band concert
on Thursday night. The meeting will
be held at the home of Addie Graber
at 8 o’clock.
Poinsettia Club
The Poinsettia club and their fam
ilies will have a picnic at the Buckeye
lake this Wednesday night at 6:30,
o’clock. Bring your own table ser
Birthday Party
A surprise birthday party was held
for Mrs. Harry Wingate, residing
south of town, at the Swiss Inn Sun
day night. Attending were: Mr. and
Mrs. John Chidester, Kenneth Chid
ester, Mr. and Mrs. William Chidester
of Cleveland Ray Wingate of Toledo
John McPheron, Mr. and Mrs. Lester
Ketterman, Darrel Skinner of Lima
Mr. and rs. J. Willgate, Mr. and
Mrs. Ira LaRue of Beaverdam Mr.
and Mrs. Coral Schick and son of
Ada Mrs. Mary Schick of Bluffton.
Legion Auxiliary
The American Legion Auxiliary
will meet in the Legion hall Tues
day night.
Engagement Announced
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Balmer,
south of Bluffton announce the en
gagement of their daughter, Eliza
beth, and Corp. Henry J. McClain of
No date has been set for the wed
ding. Miss Balmer is a Bluffton
High school graduate and is em
ployed at the Westinghouse plant
in Lima.
Corp. McClain is stationed at
Fort Ord, Calif.
Marshall Jennings
Lions Club Speaker
The youth of the land is the seed
corn of this day which must be
given careful attention, it was stated
by Marshall Jennings, manager of
the Farmer’s Elevator at Beaverdam,
in an address to the Bluffton Lions
club at the Walnut Grill Tuesday
Every energy and facility should
be devoted to the education and
training of children so that they
may develop into worthy citizens who
can carry on the great democratic
heritage, the speaker said.
Hard work and responsibility are
important for the development of
character. Following the line of
least resistance makes both rivers
and men crooked, the speaker point
ed out.
Adults must always be ready to
be an example to the young people
as children watch the actions of
their elders very carefully. The
speaker interspersed his remarks
with numerous illustrations and hu
morous stories.
Rev. A. C. Schultz At
Chicago Univer situ
Rev. A. C. Schultz, pastor of the
Ebenezer Mennonite church and
Bluffton college Bible instructor, is
attending the University of Chicago
this summer where he is engaged in
Old Testament research.
He is on a vacation from pastoral
duties during the month of July. He
has been engaged in the research
problem for some time and will con
tinue later on a part time basis.
The Christian Gratz family re
union will be held at Lfcndora school
building, Sunday, July 5. Pres.,
Omar Gratz sec., Veldine Amstutz.
The Stettler family reunion will
be held Sunday, July 12 at the
homestead south of Bluffton now
occupied by Richard Stettler.
The third reunion of the Boutwell
family will be held at Orange Center
Community house, Sunday, July 19.
Fred Boutwell, Pres. Mrs. Edgar
TrippJ$horn, Sec.
The annual reunion of the Ow^ns
family will be held at the Buckeye
lake on Sunday, July 12.
Girl Reserves Will
Go To Camp Sunday
Nine members of the Bluffton
High School Girl Reserves cabinet
will leave Sunday for a week’s con
ference at Camp Pittinger at Mc
Thursday has been set aside as
guest day in which members of the
Women’s Council and others may
visit the girls at the camp.
Mrs. Kenneth Luginbuhl, adviser,:
will accompany the girls to the camp
on Sunday leaving from the high
school in the afternoon at 2:30
Cabinet members who will attend
the camp are: Mary Ellen Lugin
buhl, Beverly Biery, Jane Howe,
Dorothy Anderson, Alice Oyer, Flor
ence Biome, Barbara Jean Triplett,
Helen Greding, Mary Margaret Ba
150 Are Attending
Youth Conference
About 150 young people are at
tending the Northwestern Ohio Pres-
byterian young people’s conference
being held this week on the Bluff
ton college campus. The conference
started Monday and will continue
through next Monday.
This is the fifth year for the con
ference here and delegates from 50
churches in the Lima, Toledo and
Dayton Presbyteries are in attend
Classes, held in the mornings, arei
devoted to studies of missions, the
Bible and social problems. The even
ing meetings from 8 to 9 o’clock at
the college chapel, consisting of lec
tures, music, movies and dramatics
are open to the public.
Craivfis College
On Auction Block
Crawfis college, an institution lo
cated near Gilboa and well known
here, will he offered for sale at auc
tion July 11 by the Blanchard town
ship board of education.
The college was erected in 1888
under the terms of the will of John
Crawfis and was used for public
school purposes in Gilboa for 52
When a new school building was
erected in Gilboa in 1940 the Crawfis
heirs sought to regain title to the
Crawfis building on the contention
that the property was to revert to
them when it ceased to be used for
school purposes. The courts refused
to recognize their claim.
Harold Hilty To
Teach At Ada High
Harold Hilty, son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. D. Hilty of Spring street, has
been employed to teach science and
social science at Ada High school
starting next September, it was an
nounced by Supt. C. C. Roberson, of
the Ada public schools.
Mr. Hilty attended Bluffton college
for several year's and graduated
from Ohio State university. He
taught one year at Geneva and ten
years at Risingsun. He has served
as scoutmaster for some time. He is
employed at Fostoria for the sum
Where Our Soldier
Boys Are
Pvt. Walter H. Schnegg,
692 Sept. Btry. C. A. (A. A.)
Ft. Bliss, Texas
Wanted—Restaurant help at Swiss
Inn. Under new management. Hours
1 to 9 p. m.
Wanted—Home for small baby at
night while mother works. Inquire
News office.
Wanted—Good used hard coal
burner. Call Bluffton phone 395-W.
Wanted to rent—Small house or
apartment for three adults. Satis
factory reference. E. E. Peterson,
411 N. Simon, Ada, O.
For rent—Pasture. Sheep prefer
red. John and Jane Rayl.
For sale—Seven room house on E.
Cherry street, across railroad. M. M.
For sale—Early cooking apples. L.
T. Greding, 236 College Ave.
For sale—45 acres and 120 acres of
land. H. W. Althaus, Bluffton. 12
For sale—New potatoes. Arthur
Badertscher, Pandora phone. 12
For sale—1939 Dodge coupe only
17,00 miles, excellent condition and 5
good tires. L. J. Hauenstein.
For sale—John Deere Model
tractor and plows also 22x38 thresh
ing machine, will sell as whole for
$150 or separately. Inquire Johnson
Filling Station, S. Main St., and Bent
ley road.
For sale—New potatoes. Clarence
Steiner, Bluffton phone. tf
For sale—-Pure Georgia sugar cane
syrup, No. 5 can 80c, postpaid 90c
gallon can $1.50, postpaid $1.70. Call
or write R. A. Boaz, Bluffton, Route
2. Two miles east of Beaverdam.
For sale—Bicycle like new, fully
equipped. Kenneth Walter, 7 miles
north of Bluffton on county line road.
Lost—Bunch of keys on chain with
small red glass tube. Finder return
tb News office.
We endeavor to
make our position
one of helpfulness yni1
to those we serve.
Stanley Basinger
•Funeral Home
Phone 144-W
For Sale
8 room modem house in
excellent condition located
at 226 South Main street.
A. Hauenstein & Son
Makiruj it eaiie.1
... for You
You’ll save a lot of trouble
by seeing us when you need a
bond and the bond we
furnish is recognized by any
court. The cost is small.
Boiler & Machinery
Plate Glass
We are now operating
every Tuesday and Friday
until further notice.
Have products in by
3 p. m.
Amstutz Cannery
Phone 365-Y
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