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Reports of the state convention of
the*International Lions club organi
zation will be made at the meeting
of the Lions club at the Walnut
Grill Tuesday night at 6:15 o’clock.
Ross Bogart and Homer Gratz, who
attended the convention, will give
Convention Reports Troop 56 Active
At Lions Meeting At Camp Defiance
Rev. H. T. Unruh will be honored
in the family night picnic of the
club to be held at the Buckeye Lake
on August 20, it was announced by
A. J. B. Longsdorf, program chair
To Wed At Home Of
Wedding of Miss Edna Luginbuhl,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cal Lug
inbuhl and Evan Sommer, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Sommer will take
place this Wednesday evening at 7
The marriage vows will be ex
changed at the Grove street home of
the officiating minister, Rev. A. C.
Schultz of the Ebenezer church and
pastor of the couple.
Mr. Sommer is employed at Wads
worth and the couple expect to re
side at that place.
Mrs. Oscar Jenson, Mrs. Harley
Hoppe and children Beverly and Bob
of Milwaukee, Wis., returned to
their home the first of this week
after visiting relatives and friends
for the past two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Boutwell, Mr.
and Mrs. Rayon Boutwell and son
Lynn Ray Edward and Margaret
Frick, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kimmel,
Raymond Kimmel, Mr. and Mrs. B.
J. Boutwell and son Byron Leo spent
Sunday at Toledo.
Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Lugibuhl of
Bluffton, Margaret and Edward
Frick of Lima, Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Kimmel and son Raymond spent
Sunday evening in the B. J. Bout
Bird of Pennsylvania
The ruffed grouse is the official
state game bird of Pennsylvania.
Use Pure Sugar Cane
Also Cabbage for Sale
Ask your Grocer or write
11. A. BOAZ
We are now operat
ing Monday thru Friday.
Fruits taken only by ap
pointment. Have products
in by 3 p. m.
Buy ana Sell
good clean used
cars with good
We will pay the high dol
lar for your car.
Jones Sales & Service
38 HEAD 38
Wed., Aug. 12
1:00 P. M.
38 Head of Sows and Gilts
Bred for August and Septem
ber Farrow. Spring Boars
at private treaty.
Sale at Schantz farm 5 miles
Southeast of Ada on U. S.
Spending a period of marked ac
tivity at Camp Defiance, Bluffton
Boy Scout Troop No. 56 engaged in
handicraft work, and in passing tests
for the increase in rank including
47 merit badges, it was announced
this week by Scoutmaster Karl Gable.
Swimming—Harry Minck, Robert
Stratton, Robert Fisher, Dean Nis
wander, Don Augsburger, Gordon
Bixel, Maurice Kohli, Chas. 7 riple
Life Saving—Bill Mericle, Robert
Oberly, Robert Fisher, Otto Klassen,
Gordon Bixel, Maurice Kohli.
Pioneering—Bill Mericle, Dean Nis
wander, John Schmidt, Harry Minck,
Robert Fisher, Don Augsburger, Gor
don Bixel, Chas. Triplehorn.
Bird Study—Bill Mericle, Robert
Oberly, John Schmidt, Bill Amstutz,
Don Augsburger, Otto Klassen, Chas.
I Cooking—John Schmidt, Robert
Stratton, Robert Fisher, Dean Nis
wander, Gordon Bixel, Chas. Triple
hom, Maurice Kohli.
Camping—Robert Oberly, Bill Am
Personal Health—Robert Fisher,
Pathfinding—Bill Amstutz, Robert
Oberly, John Schmidt, Bill Mericle.
Robert Ramseyer—First Class—
Nature, First Aid, Swimming.
Robert Fisher—First class, First
Malcolm Basinger—2nd class—
Pacing, Safety, Knife & Hatchet
Gene Patterson—2nd class—Safety,
First Aid, Pacing.
Ted Kohli—2nd class—First Aid,
Paul Don Bixel—2nd class—First
Bill Mericle—Bridge, Rustic Coat
Hanger, Bird Feeder.
John Schmidt—Bird feeder, bridge.
Robert Stratton—Tin cooking ket
Robert Ramseyer—Jeweled necker
Paul Don Bixel—Moccasins.
Robert Fisher—Moccasins, lanyard,
Bill Amstutz—2 pair moccasins,
watch chain, bird feeder.
Dean Niswander—Moccasins, tin
cooking utensils, bridge.
Gordon Bixel—Tin cooking uten
sils, bridge, moccasins.
Otto Klassen—Bridge, jeweled
Ted Kohli—Jeweled neckerchief
Maurice Kohli—Moccasins, bridge,
tin can craft.
Charles Triplehorn—Bridge, tin
Don Augsburger—Bridge, jeweled
To Discontinue Auto
Stamp Sale Locally
Friday will be the last day that
Bluffton motorists can purchase the
federal $5 auto use tax stamps at
the local post office.
Commencing Saturday all local
post offices will discontinue the sale
of the stamps and any person desir
ing a stamp will be required to pur
chase the same from the Collector of
Internal Revenue at Toledo.
Investigation by the department
shows that most persons subject to
the tax have complied with the law
by purchasing the stamp and affix
ing it to the windshield.
Federal authorities are checking
much more carefully this time and
applying penalties where the law
has been disregarded.
Any persons operating a motor
vehicle, which includes passenger
automobiles, trucks and motorcycles
on a public highway without use of
the stamp affixed thereto is subject
on conviction to a penalty of $25
and/or 30 days in prison, for fail
ure to purchase the stamp and have
it affixed to the vehicle.
Persons having such stamps prop
ertly affixed should make a notation
of the serial number on the stamp.
The office of internal revenue has
given notice that violations of the
law will be vigorously treated.
1-B Draftees To Be
Inducted In August
Allen county’s three draft boards
next month will induct their first
1-B men—selectees with physical de
fects, who will be acceptable for
limited military service.
Each of the boards has been noti
fied to send small groups of men in
the 1-B classification, in addition to
a larger call for 1-A candiadtes.
Among 1-B men to be taken will
be those with one eye, one ear, de
fective hearing, insufficient teeth,
loss of fingers and defective feet.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all those who
helped us n any way during the
burning of our barn and we ap
preciate all assistance given us.
Edwin Niswander & Family
Get Rich in Army Now
At Mather Field, Calif., pvt
Charles Inga admits the army
serves good chow—he found a large
pearl in an oyster served him.
Roger Howe Is City
Winning three out of five sets in
closely fought matches, Roger Howe,
son of Mayor and Mrs. W. A. Howe,
wrested the city tennis championship
from Woodrow Little, 1941 champ,
in the town tennis tournament finals
played at the city courts Sunday
and Tuesday nights.
The finalists were rained out of
the championship match Sunday
afternoon in the fourth set when the
score stood at four all. In the first
set the 1941 Bluffton champion won
quickly at 6-1 and the second at 6-4.
In the third set, Howe was hit
ting a faster pace and won the set
6-1. When the rain forced the post
ponement of the match in the fourth
set it was decided to continue on
Tuesday evening when Howe won
6-1 and 9-7 to cop the men’s city
Only 17 years of age, Howe is
probably the youngest title holder in
the history of local tennis competi
tion. Howe won his way to the
finals by defeating Arthur Amstutz,
6-0, 6-3 Norman Beidler 6-2, 6-2,
and Sidney Stettler, 6-0, 6-2.
Airing Woolens Is
Guard Against Moths
‘'Make ’em last” is a slogan you
hear often these days. Nobody needs
to tell you that wool clothes are far
too valuable to make meals for
clothes moths. But, just the same,
many a moth is happily feeding on
good clothes at this very moment.
Those wool socks your husband wore
once and then shoved back in the
dresser drawer that forgotten
sweater tucked away undisturbed
somewhere—the winter suit or coat
still hanging in the darkness of the
closet—these are on the menu for
Better make a check and gather
up those wool articles. Take them
out doors for a sunning, airing and
brushing. Sunshine, and air, and
brushing are cheap and effective pro
tection against moths. Moths can’t
stand bright sun. The little moth
worms drop to the ground from
clothing left hanging on the line in
the sun, especially if they can’t
crawl into folds of the fabric to find
protection from the sun rays.
Take care to brush out seams and
pockets carefully to be sure no moths
are hiding there. If you can’t pack
all your wools away in moth flakes
for the summer if you have to leave
wool clothes out—then at least air,
brush and sun them often and keep
them clean. Moths prefer soiled
wool, you know. They dearly love
to nibble on a grease spot or a soiled
collar. And a few nibbles can mean
a big loss.
Have you aired your wool cloth
ing lately? If not, this is a good
to do it.
Jimmie Gallant of Marion spent
Saturday and Sunday with Robert
Russell Elzay and family, Earl
Hamilton and family spent Sunday
evening at the P. J. Stratton home.
An ice cream social wil Ibe held at
the Black school house, intersection of
State Routes 69 and 103. Friday even
ing, July 31. Sponsored by the pat
rons in that community.
Mrs. Anna Koontz spent Friday
with Mrs. M. J. Stratton.
Mr. and Mrs. Lendon Basinger were
in Cincinnati, Monday on business.
Union prayer service at the Beth
esda Church, Thursday evening.
Flo Stratton and Mabel Battles at
tended the wedding of Helen Fisher
and Arnold Messinger at the Baptist
church, Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stauffer spent
the week end with Mrs. J. H. Non
The Olive Branch L. A. S. will meet
Wednesday afternoon, August 5th
with Mrs. Mildred Klingler.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Nonnamaker,
Roderick and Kaye, Mrs. Anna
and Jack Koontz spent Sunday at In
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Fisher spent
Sunday wtih Thomas Koontz and fam
Mrs. Arthur Nonnamaker and dau
ghter Kaye, son Roddy, Mrs. Thomas
Koontz and son Robert called Tuesday
on Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Koontz and
‘By the Vinegar Woiks*
The house agent decided that he
had better be quite frank with his
latest clients. “Of course,” he be
gan, “this house has one or two
drawbacks which I feel I must men
tion. It is bounded on the north by
the gasworks, on the south by the
India-rubber works, on the east by
a vinegar factory, and in the west
there is a glue-boiling establish
ment.” “Good Heavens!” gasped
the husband, “Fancy showing us
such a place!” “Quite so,” replied
the agent. “But there are advan
tages. The rent is cheap, and you
can always tell which way the wind
Awards in Army
The highest awards given to men
in the United States army are the
Congressional Medal of Honor, the
Distinguished Service Cross and the
Distinguished Service Medal.
The Ise shrines at Yamada are to
the Japanese what Mecca is to the
Moslems or Jerusalem to the Chris
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Kenneth Steiner ha.- returned to
Camp Leonard Wood after a several
days’ furlough with his wife and
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Richard Thrapp is in a critical
condition in a Fostoria hospital be
cause of injuries received while
working on a train on the Nickel
Plate railroad, when he was hit by a
Delegates were chosen at the Men
nonite churches last Sunday who are
to attend the Middle District Con
ference which is to convene at Sum
merfield, Illinois during the middle
Announcement was made from the
pulpit at the St. John church on
Sunday morning of the wedding of
Miss Ruth Geiger and Mr. Richard
Reilly of Detroit, Mich., which is to
be solemnized at the St. John
church Saturday evening. They are
to reside at Nappanee, Indiana where
Mr. Reilly has accepted a position
in a church.
The young people of the St. John
church had a shower for Ruth Geig
er on Monday evening at the Hiram
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Diller and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Risser
and family and Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Lugibill were Sunday dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Hofstetter
The large barn with all of its
contents on the Edwin Niswander
farm north of Bluffton was com
pletely destroyed by fire last Sunday
afternoon as a result of a bolt of
lightning that struck the building.
John Bixler passed away sudden
ly of heart disease Monday morning
in his home south of Pandora at the
age of 75 years. Funeral services
are to be conducted from the Eben
ezer church on Wednesday after
noon where he was a member, Rev.
A. C. Schultz is to officiate.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer D. Reichen
bach and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Dennis C. Diller and family, and
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Roethlisberger
and Mr. and Mrs. Aldine Roethlis
berger enjoyed a picnic dinner at
Lima last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Boehr and
sons spent Monday at Cedar Point.
Willis Schumacher spent last week
Farmers who have produced sweet
corn this season are finding ready
sale for it.
Mrs. William Seyer of near Gilboa
submitted to an operation at the
Community hospital recently and is
getting along as well as can be
Francis Reichenbach was home on
a 10 day furlough and his brother
Frederick and Carl Steiner were
over Sunday visitors with their
Olin Baumgart:? of Girard is
spending some tine here in the
vicinity among relatives.
Abe Bixler, Edwin Suter and son,
Earl have recently put a new shingle
roof on the barn on the Omar Gratz
Rebekah, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Waldo Hofstetter expects to
I enroll as a student at Wheaton
College this fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Omar Gratz and
family and Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Wynkoop and family spent Sunday
evening in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. William Rinehart and family
Mr. and Mrs. Ulrich Amstutz of
Wisner, Nebraska are visiting their
relatives and friends here.
Mrs. Mary Diller of Lima is
staying in the home of her sister
Mku D. J.
Basinger and family, for
a couple of weeks.
Miss Mary, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. A. A. Burkholder of near Co
lumbus Grove was recently married
to a young man of Swanton, Ohio.
The coming marriage of Miss
Edna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cal
Luginbuhl and Evan, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Sommer, was an
nounced from the pulpit of the
Ebenezer Mennonite church Sunday
of which they are both members.
The wedding will take place this
Wednesday evening at the home of
Rev. A. C. Schultz in Bluffton.
Harlan Lugibill and Francis Nis
wander visited with their folks over
the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Amstutz and
daughters Marilyn and Annabelle
spent Sunday visiting with friends
from Cleveland. The two parties
met at Castalia and drove to Lake
Erie and visited Catawba Island.
A bird fancier taught canaries to
sing like nightingales by letting
young birds hear only nightingale
Service bulls delivered any time
also male hogs. C. N. Long & Son,
phone Ada Red 1360. tf
For sale—Young Hampshire male
hog, ready for service. Lloyd Van
Meter, Pandora. Route 12.
For sale—Heifer with calf by
side. Jacob Schaller. 5 miles east
of town on Route 103.
For sale—120 head of Hereford
steer and heifer calves, avg. 385 lbs.
Will arrive Friday morning, July 31
at Locher sale stables. N. P. Stein
er & Son.
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
J. A. Weed, Minister
9:00 a. m. Church school.
10:00 a. m. Morning worship.
Sermon topic, “Finding Life.” Guest
soloist, Miss Mildred Unruh.
“As long as the Sabbath remains
the Christian religion cannot be de
stroyed.”—Voltaire, nearly 200 years
“A big part of America is run
ning away from God on wheels every
Sunday. And some day America is
going to hear about it.”
—Dr. Sam Hughes (in 1926)
What could (or should) most
truthfully be said in 1942?
We extend a most cordial welcome
to everyone who comes to worship
FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH
H. T. Unruh. Pastor
Sunday 9:00 A. M. Church School.
10:00 A. M. Church worship—sermon
theme—“Seeing God.” Mathew 5:8.
Plan to go to church, Sunday.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
G. Bright, Minister
9:30 A. M. Bible School. C. Em
May we continue to keep our at
tendance up thru the remaining sum
10:30 A. M. Lord’s Supper observed.
7 P. M. C. E. Society meeting, Mrs.
Emans is leader.
9:30 A. M. Bible School, C. Am
10:30 A. M. Lord’s Supper. Ser
mon: “The Antichrists”.
“It seems that an aspirin is good
for headaches everyday except Sun
EBENEZER MENNONITE CHURCH
Arnold C. Schultz. Pastor
Thursday 9:00 P. M. Teachers meet
Friday 7:15 P. M. Radio program
broadcast from WFIN, Findlay. Mu
sic furnished by men’s quartet.
Sunday 9:30 A. M. Sunday School.
10:30 A. M. Morning worship. The
message will be “How to Get Rich.”
8:00 P. M. C. E. Program.
Thursday, Aug. 6th—2:00 P. M.
Women’s Missionary society.
The public is cordially invited to
the services of the church.
EVANGELICAL AND REFORMED
Emil Burrichter, Pastor
Sunday school at 9:30 a. m.
Public worship at 10:30 a. m.
Sunday evening service at the
stadium at 8:15 p. m. Note time
Public worship at 9:15 a. m.
Sunday school at 10:15 a, m.
Junior C. E. at 7:00 p. m.
Sunday evening service at the
stadium a| 8:15. Note time change.
Rev. W. L. Harmony of Findlay will
be the speaker.
The G. H. M. C. will hold a picnic
meeting Monday evening to which
they invite all the young ladies of
the church. Meet at the A. L. Day
men home by 7:00 o’clock.
Choir practice Thursday at 8:00
p. m. Joint Choir practice at 9:00
The public is invited to any and
all our services.
This Sunday in Ae
W. L. Harmony, Pastor
9 A. M. Church service.
10 A. M. Sunday School.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY
Sunday services at 10:30 a. m.,
Testimonial meeting at 7:30 Wed
The reading room at the church is
open every Wednesday from 2:00
to 4:00 p. m. The public is invited
to all services and to visit the read
This society is a branch of the
Mother Church, the First Church of
Christ Scientist, Boston, Mass.
E. G. Steiner, Pastor
Thursday: 8:30 p. m. Prayer
meeting. Rev. N. J. Schmucker,
District Superintendent, speaker.
9:30 Sunday school.
10:30 Morning worship, John Tosh
7:30 Y’oung People’s service, lead
er, Ruth Oyer.
A. F. Albro, Pastor
9:30 Sunday school.
10:30 Morning worship.
8:00 p. m. Jug Breaking program
by the children.
8:00 p. m. Prayer meeting.
9 p. m. Choir practice.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Ernest N. Bigelow, Pastor
Morning worship 9:30. Special
Music: “Meditation for Violin and
Piano” (Massenet), played by Miss
Ethel Jean Marshall, accompanied
by Mrs. F. C. Marshall. Sermon:
“A Very Present Help In Trouble.”
Church school 10:30.
Church school 9:30. Morris Trip
Morning worship 10:50. Sermon:
“A Very Present Help In Trouble.”
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby Riven that on the 3rd day
of AuRiist, 1942., at S p. m.. a public hear
ing will be held on the budget prepared by
the board of education of Bluffton Exempted
Village School District. Bluffton, Allen County.
Ohio, for the next succeeding fiscal year end
ing December 31. 1943.
Such hearing will be held at the office of
the board of education. Bluffton. Ohio.
LELAND DILLER, Clerk.
On Ladies Summer Novelty footwear
We are closing out this stock to make
room for our new fall line of foot
wear coming soon.
DON’T WAIT These Bargains will not Last Long.
W. H. GRATZ
Here is your opportunity to buy
in late summer novelty styles
At Real Bargains
THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1942
Record Drive Begins
Receipts for the deposit of old
phonograph records are rapidly
filling in the campaign being spon
sored by the Bluffton post of the
American Legion. The drive for old
records started last Friday and will
continue until Sunday.
Barrels in which the records are
being deposited are located at the
Citizens National Bank, the Star
Theatre and the two plants of the
Triplett Electrical Instrument Co.
Bluffton residents who have neg
lected to bring their old records to
the depositories are urged to do so
before the campaign closes at the
end of this week, it was stated by
Millen Geiger, Commander of the
The records collected in the nation
wide drive will not be sent to the
boys in camps or war zones but will
be sold as scrap as a valuable war
Funds realized from the sale of
the old records will then be used for
the purchase of new records and
phonographs to be sent to the boys
in the armed forces.
There is no house to house col
lection in the present drive and res
idents are asked to voluntarily bring
their records to one of the four as
In case of difficulties in getting
the records to the collection barrels
any member of the Legio or Auxil
iary may be contacted and arrange
ments will be made to get the rec
ords, it was state/,
Quality Drug Store
of All Kinds
Sidney’s Drug Shop
Vote to Nominate
Republican Candidate for
Primary Tuesday, Aug. 11
Harry L. Burgess, Perry Twp.
Rural Route No. 6, Lima, O.
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