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I BUY UNITED STATES DEFENSE ^ONDS AND STAMPS VOLUME NO. LXVII TEACHERSHORTAGE HITS SCHOOL TWO RESIGNATIONS HERE Vacancies Exist in Vocal Music And Industrial Arts Departments Board to Meet in Special Ses sion Many Schools Lack Instructors With the opening of school barely a month distant, Bluffton, in com mon with practically every other school in this section, finds itself engaged in a last minute search for teachers. Demands of the army for man power together with wartime wages in industrial plants have combined to make one of the greatest short ages of teachers ever experienced. The schools here with schedules set up for a teaching personnel of twenty-five are lacking two in structors, it was reported at a meet ing of the board of education, Mon day night. Lack Instructors instructor in 5 and an instructor in industrial arts. Miss Elizabeth Higley, of the music department resigned early this summer to accept a position at Muskingum college, New Concord, Ohio. L. Daymon, instructor in arts was released by the its meeting Monday night Arthur industrial board at at his request in order to accept a similar Ottawa position in the high school at Hills, a Toledo suburb. Positions Vacant Mabel Nansen of Hiawatha, Miss Kansas, hired by the board Monday night for the music position, sent word Tuesday that she had already accepted year. a position for the coming making every effort to fill positions before the open While the two ing of school, board members pri vately pointed out that in event it was impossible to obtain teachers, these departments would very prob ably be closed for the year. Because of the widespread lack of teachers it is believed that a number of schools in northwestern Ohio will be obliged to operate on restricted schedules this fall. Call Special Meeting A special called meeting of board of education will be latex* this month to review the held the teaching situation and consider ap plications for the two vacancies. Date for the meeting has not been set. The special meeting is necessary, it is pointed out since the board will not hold another regular ses sion until September 7, the night before opening of the fall term of school. Attend Mennonite Retreat In Indiana A delegation of young people from the First Mennonite church are at tending sessions of the Young People’s Retreat Mack, near Goshen, Ind., Heading the delegation L. Ramseyer who is one structors. Amos Tschiegg New Legion Commander Tschiegg was named com of Bluffton post, American in the election of officers night in the Legion hall. new officers include Dr. Amos mander Legion, Monday Other Byron Herring, vice-commandeij Q. E. Burkholder, adjutant Millen Geig er, chaplain Murray Trippiehorn, finance officer Howard Stauffer, his torian Gilbert Fett, Arthur Amstutz and Harry Trippiehorn, executive committee. Installation of the new executive staff of the Legion will be on Sep tember 18 in Lima when new officers for all posts in this area will be in stalled. Ranks Sergeant Continued In Office EDi. Two Teachers lacking are a vocal public school music R. Reichenbach who was confirmed by the United States senate following nomina tion by the President as post master of Bluffton. Confirmation by the senate starts Reichenbach on his third term as postmaster here. He previously served two terms for a total of eight years. SCHOOLS TO HAVE 25 TEACHERS: TWO UNDER LAST YEAR 3oth Grade and High Schools To Operate With One Less Instructor Because Mennonite at Camp this week, is of Dr. L. the in- include Beidler, Young people attending Alice Jean Bixel, Norman David Tosh, Robert Amstutz, Rich ard Oberly, Kenneth Winkler and Paul Klassen. clerk West mili- James West, Bluffton city and son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff of South Lawn avenue, now in tary service has been advanced in rank from corporal to sergeant, it was announced the first of the week. West is stationed in Bermuda. the present corps of teachers is sufficient to meet requirements at the grade school it is pointed out. Drop Electrical Course A reduction of one teacher in the high school has been effected by dropping of the vocational electrical shop. The in operation for the past three years will not be offered this fall. u No Sugar Permit For Drying Corn— Since Corn’siA Vegetable, You See at lectrical Shop Dropped High School Grade En rollment Less Bluffton’s public schools will open next month for the fall term with a teaching corps of twenty-five, two less than last year’s personnel of twenty-seven. Both the grade high school will operate with less teacher each. course which has been Reason for dropping the course was given by Supt. Longsdorf and members of the board as due to lack of sufficient enrollment. Eleven students took the course lasit year while for the coming year there were only six expecting to enroll. This resulted in a per capita cost too high to justify the department, it was stated. Births and Mrs. John Augustine of Mr. Bluffton are parents of a girl born at Bluffton hospital, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Marion Fox of Ada' are parents of a boy born at Bluff ton hospital, Saturday. Mrs. Fox is the former Edith Moser, daughter Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Moser. of of of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Basinger Columbus Grove are the parents a boy bom at Bluffton hospital, Tues day. Former Bluffton Man Commissioned In Navy Walter S. Motter, son of Mrs. Sarah Motter of South Main street has been commissioned a lieutenant in the navy and assigned to special deck service at the Eighth Naval district. South announced the Boston, Mass., it was first of the week. Mrs. Motter visited here with his moth Lieut, and several days er before leaving for the east. In England the Charles Patterson, who is in army serving with a postal unit, is now in England, according to word received here Tuesday by his wife, the former Miss Carol Cookson of South Jackson street. low Can Make Applebutter —and Mincemeat, House wives Want to Know Registrars Issuing Canning Sugar Permits Face Many Hard Problems No corn isn’t a fruit—so there just isn’t any sugar available for corn and that’s that. And expected to get sugar fer corn you’ll have t\ forget it. drying if you drying Registrars at sugar rationing head quarters in the high school cafeteria patiently explained that particular point dozens of times Tuesday and Wednesday to applicants for canning sugar who suddenly realized to their dismay that corn is a vegetable— not a fruit and the regulations spe cify sugar for canning of late fruits. So of course drying of corn in the good oldfashioned way with plenty of cream and sugar added is appar ently out for the duration. Here’s More Hard Ones But corn drying is only one of hard nuts which the registrars called upon to crack. For instance ►there’s that little matter of apple butter. the are Sure apples are a fruit—but what’s the status of applebutter—hardly in the fruit class but nevertheless it’s aimost a household necessity in these parts—and it takes plenty of sugar, if it’s to be made like they make it in the Bluffton district. Usual form ula for applebutter is about 25 pounds of sugar to 40 gallons of cider. And then there’s mincemeat—that tasty number that furnishes the chassis for pies during the holiday season. And how is anyone to make mincemeat without sugar. And Tomatoes And while we’re talking about it just remember that tomatoes are not a fruit—so there’s no canning sugar, just in case you’ve been adding a pinch or two. However, many house wives can tomatoes without sugar, bo and one B. Resignation of Mrs. A. J. Longsdorf, the former Grace Cox, principal of the grade school and instructor in the first grade has left a vacancy which will ed at the education, iMonday in the teaching staff not be filled, it was stat meeting of the board of night. of decreased enrollment we are told. The late canning sugar rationing has raised many more problems than were encountered in the early can ning allotments, it was revealed here. Because of the impossibility of mak ing regulations covering all angles of the situation, county rationing headquarters instructed registrars to use their judgment in deciding bor der line cases. Late fruits for which sugar is be ing issued include apples, plums, peaches, pears, grapes and other fruits ripening after August 1. Nine quarts of each fruit per person may be canned by each family with su gar issued in the proportion of one pound for every four quarts of fruit canned. Rationing permits are being issued at the cafeteria in the high school building this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon and evening from 1 to 10 p. m. Ivan Geiger Gets New Coast Guard Position Lieut. Ivan Geiger, of the U. S. Coast Guard, has been assigned to the principal Coast Guard training center at New London, Conn., it was learned this week. Commonly referred to as “The An napolis of the Coast Guard”, the New London station is the key train ing center of the organization. Geiger had been selected as Jack Dempsey’s assistant at Manhattan rBeach, N. Y., where he was pre viously stationed, but the transfer was ordered by head officers of the physical fitness program of the Coast Guard. Dana Whitmer Goes To Newcomerstown Dana Whitmer, son of Rev. and Mrs. Paul Whitmer of this place has accepted a position as principal of Newcomerstown high school for coming year, it was announced first of the week. the the the Whitmer who was principal of school at Mechanicsburg last has resigned that place his new position. high year cept to ac- school caused Newcomerstown high At Whitmer will fill the vacancy *by the resignation of the principal, Fred Tipton, who recently went to work in a defense plant. PIANO RECITAL Elma Schifferly Elvin presented her pupil Oral Dean Redick in a piano recital at her studio, Monday evening. Forty invited guests en joyed the program consisting of compositions from the works Bach, Mozart, Chopin and Liszt. of rHE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INT ERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VJCINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, THU MY, AUGUST 6, 1942 SCHOOL TO OPEN FOR FALL TERM TUESDAY, SEPT. 8 'ixing of Date Will Allow First Week in September for Farm Work Classes Will Open in Morning At 9 a. m. Instead of 8:30 O’clock Bluffton’s public schools will open for the fall term on Tuesday morn ing, September 8, it was decided by the board of education at its meeting, Monday night. Altho the date for opening follows the us..al rule of beginning classes on the day after Labor day, it was point ed out that with Labor day falling on September 7th, this year, school will open virtually on the second week of September. This would allow an additional week for youths to aid in getting in farm crops this year. Board members stat ed at the meeting that only a few requests had been made for opening of school at a later date. Classes will open in the morning at 9 o’clock and dismiss at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. This schedule will open classes in the morning a half hour later than last spring. The season of short days coming soon after the fall opening of school together with the fact that there will be only four buses this year for haul ing rural pupils instead of five as last year are understood to have been giv en consideration in the board’s decis ion. The board also fixed the holiday va cation from Thursday afternoon, De cember 24 to Monday morning, Jan uary 4. POTATO MARKET FIRM AS BUMPER YIELD MAKSES Growers Receiving Twice Aver age Price Paid for Tubers Year Ago istimate Crop as High as 400 Bushels Acre Seconds Find Ready Sale an Potatoes this year are proving unusually profitable crop for Bluff ton area farmers who report near record yields are being marketed at prices double those commanded last season. With excellent weather and plenty of moisture thruout the growing season, fields will produce yields as high as 400 bushels to farm observers predict. new crop week First potatoes of the going on the market brought prices of $2 per 100 pounds, twice as much as the average paid last season per bag. this Very few seconds are found in thisyear’s crop, and those that are culled out also are finding a ready market. Quotations for seconds are running high, with $1.25 to $1.50 being paid per 100 pound bag. This year’s market situation pre sents a decided contrast to that of last season when there were many seconds and practically no market for them. Top prices per 100-pound bag in 1941 were only $1 for best grades and seconds proved marketable in most cases. the un In New Locations Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Grismore and son moved Monday from the Rupright property on Mound street to the Fett apartments. Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Moser who purchased the Rupright property are moving into that place this week. Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood Diller and little son Peter moved the first of the week to Ypsilanti, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. George Linden and family are moving here from Normal, III. Mr. Linden recently accepted a position at the plant of the Triplett Electrical Instrument Co. RESIGNS POSITION Mirs Jean Marshall has resigned her position as music instructor in the Continental schools for the coming year it was announced the first of the week. She will be married late this month to Lysle Cahill of Cleveland, formerly of Bluffton. Many Farmers and Industrial Workers Will Pass Up Privilege, Forecast Sulk of Many Familiar Faces Will Be Absent From Polls At Primary Next Tuesday Vote is Expected to be by Elderly and Re tired People in Bluffton and Richland primary elections next Voting township Tuesday is expected to be the light est in many a decade, with political observers reporting practically no interest apparent in the forthcoming balloting. Little campaigning has been in evidence locally, and there are many other factors entering into the picture which make light voting a foregone conclusion. Many qualified electors in the dis trict whose ballots in past years help swell local voting totals will not participate in the balloting this summer, election pointing out. an un antici- in fac a piece off time that the expected Many other men working tories, especially those on work basis, will not take to vote, principal to come people. with the result balloting can be from elderly and retired to the general lack of in the fact there is no pri- Adding terest is mary involving candidates for local offices this summer, and with little activity on the for county and electors hardly approach of the part of candidates state posts many are aware of the August elections. Henry Trippiehorn Rites Here Monday Funeral services were held Mon day afternoon in the Reformed Men nonite church northwest of Bluffton for Henry Trippiehorn, 76-year-old former resident of this place, who died last Friday in Milwaukee, Wis. Born in Russia, Trippiehorn came to Bluffton at an parents, Mr. and piehorn. early age with his Mrs. Conrad Trip- here he lived for After leaving many years in Findlay and Detroit. He died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Dyer, in Milwaukee, following an illness of 18 Surviving are his Kerns Trippiehorn, eight brother and a the acre, months. Elizabeth children: wife, five sister. Dyer, at Mrs. The children are: whose home he died Don A., of Chi cago Richard E., of Indianapolis Norman IL, of Detroit and Mrs. Mildred Weissinger, of Detroit. Brothers and sisters are Dan, John and Fred, of Bluffton Jacob and David, of Ft. Worth. Texas Abe, of Illinois Menno, of Tulsa, Okla. Noah, of Lima, and Mrs. Carl Gris more, of McGuffey. Burial was in Maple Grove ceme tery in Findlay. School Bus Drivers Will Get Pay Raise Drivers of Bluffton’s four school buses will receive a raise in pay with the beginning of the fall term of school next tion of the day night. month, according to ac board of education, Mon rate of pay will be $45 The new per month for each of the four bus drivers: Francis Basinger, Aaron Messinger, Walter Sommer and Eld on Tschiegg. operation in year, it was rerouting the would be dis- With four buses in stead of five as last pointed load of tributed buses. out that in the fifth bus this year among the four The new salary schedule of $45 for each of the four drivers will be nearly the same as $38 paid to each of the five drivers last year. Application has been made for re treading of thirteen tires for school bus service during the coming year, it was announced at the board meet ing Monday night. Retreading is expected to be finished before the opening of school. RED CROSS ROOMS OPEN Red Cross rooms in the Grade school building will be open Thurs day afternoon from 1 until 5 o’clock for making surgical dressings. All women are urged to come and help in this important work. Admitted To Bar J0"* observers are in the nation’s not be casting Bluffton area men armed services will their ballots here in the primary except those applying for ballots under absent voters regulations. Most farmers are busy and short of help, with the result that usually light rural vote is pated. Romey of Bluffton who successfully passed the Ohio an- bar examination, it was nounced the first of the week. Graduated in June from Ohio State university law school, John enlisted in the army last week. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer C. Romey of South Main street. HERE TO SPEED UP JUNK COLLECTION Organization is Announced for New Salvage Campaign This Month Muffton and Richland Town- ||H|ar* AflRI lllTTFr I ‘nat‘on county commissioner. Nu|yir l.ll|y||n| I I rr I Lora announced his condidacy early in ship Residents to Cooperate (locally is In I ampaign Organization of an executive com- no candidate mittee to serve Bluffton and Richland I township in an expanded scrap col-1 lHt *an ,dates lection program was completed this! Governor week I Republican—John W/Bricker. Badertscher, Grismore and Marshall I Winegardner. are Richland township trustees, and I Secretary of State Hofer, Lape and Yoakam are mem- I Republican—Edward J. Hummel, bers of the Bluffton village council. I Dale Stump, A. R. Thomas. “In the barnyards and gullies of I Defocrat—John E. weeney. farms and in the basements and at-I Treasurer of State tics of homes is a lot of junk which I Republican—Don H. Ebright. doing no good Four Enroll At Bowling Green U. Tour Bluffton students have been! accepted as members of the student I body of Bowling Green State uni-1 versity this fall, it was announced I the first of the week. I They are: Jeanne Baumgartner,! daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. I Baumgartner Rosann Hilty, daugh-l ter of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Hilty I Wanda Montgomery, daughter of Mr I and Mrs. Frank Montgomery and! Edith Stuber, daughter of Mrs. Noral Miller. I To Get Degree From Bousing Green Friday\ Miss Rachel Beagle will receive the degree of Bachelor of Science in Ed ucation at the commencement exer cises of Bowling Green State uni versity, Friday evening, it was an nounced the first of the week. Dr. E. L. Bowsher, superintendent of the Toledo schools will deliver the com mencement address. where it is, but I Democrat—Harry V. Armstrong, Rob- which is badly needed by the nation I ert S. Cox, Charles Fowler. to help smash the Japs and Nazis," I Attorney (•eneral it was announced by the committee I Republican—Thomas J. Herbert this week. I Democrat— Joseph C. Allen, Her- Junk collected by residents of the I bort S. Duffy, William J. Hart, area is bought by industry from scrap I ,,n"r‘»-at-Large sources at established government I Republican—George H. Bender, controlled prices, and it soon goes in-1 Democrat Steph -n M. oung. to the making of war materiel. I Supreme Curt Judge Today America is turning out morel (Jan. 1, 1943) steel than the rest of the world com-1 Republican—Guy B. Findley, Roy bined, but unless 6,0(10,000 additional I H. Williams. tons of scrap steel is uncovered im-l Democrat—William C. Dixon, mediately the full rate of war pro-1 (Continued on page 8) duction cannot be attained, it was! pointed out. I A plea to continue the collection of I old rubber also was sounded, and ad-1 BUY UNITED STATES SAVINGS NONDS AX SIAM PS NUMBER 15 NAME CANDIDATES AT PRIMARY HERE ON NEXT TUESDAY Local Contest for Republican Committeemen Stirs Pas sing Interest Richland Township Man On County Ticket Light Vote Is Anticipated With the nation’s war effort occupy I ing the center of the stage, the party I primaries next Tuesday are attract I ing scant attention and little interest I has been manifested. I Only two county offices—those of I commissioner and auditor are involved I in the primary which political obser I vers point out apparently contributes I to the general apathy toward the pri I mary. I Offsetting the countrywide apathy I are a number of local factors which it I is expected will operate to bring out I additional voters to the polls. I Raises Interest Here I Chief of these is the presence on the ticket of a Richland township Iman, candidate for the Deocratic nom- PRECINCT VOTING PLACES Bluffton A—Zoe Zehrbach room, corner N. Main & Vine Bluffton B—High Schoo! Library Bluffton C—Rauenbuhler Plumb ing Shop, Cherry St. Bluffton Richland Bluffton Richland D—Mayor’s Office North—Township Room South—Beaverdam ______ I the race and has made a vigorous campaign for the nomination. I Interest in the Republican primary On the committee to direct efforts! Democrat—Frank A. Dye, Joseph in attempting to collect more scrap I Ferguson, Walter F. Heer, Clarence for the nation’s war effort are Mayor I Knisley, John McSweeney. W. A. Howe, Fred Badertscher, Allen I Lietutenant Governor Grismore, Walter Marshal. Fred Ho- I Republican—Paul M. Herbert fer, E. S. Laps and Jesse Yoakam. I Democrat— George D. Nye, R. M. expected to center on a :__ (spirited factional figst for precinct I I committeemen. Of Bluffton s four I precincts one has a contest, two have candidates running unopposed and one Board ApprOVCS Ut ditional waste materials most urgent-1 _____ ly needed includes brass, copper, lead,! Operation of Bluffton’s public zinc and tin. I schools for the coming year will be After materials are collected they I approximately $6,000 less than the can be sold to junk dealers ,taken to I cost of operation last year, according the nearest collection point, donated I a budget approved by the board to charity or information relative to| education, Monday night. their disposal may be obtained from the local salvage committee. ]School Budget Budget for 1943 as sanctioned by the board calls for an aggregate of $70,331 for all expenses as compared to $76,317 received in 1941. Budget for 1942 as approved by I the board a year ago was $79,842. I Whether receipts will reach the I budget figures cannot be determined I at this time. Amount of the 1943 budget is di I vided $58,130 for operating costs and I $12,201 for bond retirement and in terest. William Geiger Gets New School Position William J. Geiger, Bluffton college graduate, has been named principal of McKinley High school in Hono lulu, according to word received here this week. The McKinley appointment is con sidered one of the topnotch posts in the Hawaiian school system. To ac cept it, Geiger left a position as, principal of Waialua High school in the islands. A native of Riley township, Geiger has been an instructor in Hawaiian .schools for years. I*.