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Commemorating the life of a Bluffton soldier of the first World War who died in camp, a beech tree now some 40 feet tall stands in memory of Fred Bixel, on the Bluff ton college Lincoln hall lawn. The tree was planted by C. D. Am stutz, then caretaker of college grounds, shortly after Bixel’s death in 1918. Short ceremonies were held at that time in honor of the soldier who left Bluffton college classes to enter the ranks. Bixel, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bixel, west of town, was in training at Camp Chillicothe, when he died of pneumonia. The tree is not marked and very few residents can identify it, Amstutz said. However, the directive from head quarters made it clear that the board’s first duty is to fill quotas, and that married men will not ne cessarily be deferred permanently. “While outlining a broad policy for the induction of men with de pendents, the amendments (recently made by congress) stress that the major requirement of the local board is to meet the manpower needs of the armed forces and to insure an adequate supply of manpower for production of materials of war”, na tional headquarters said. Two Tall Trees On College Campus Honor Memory Of World War Heroes Another tree, an oak, also stands Ohio’s selective service boards, in cluding the three for Allen county, last week were instructed by state headquarters to carry out the na tional policy of protecting bona fide family relationships as long as pos sible. Auto—Fire—Life—Liability Paul E. Whitmer, Agent 245 W. Grove St.—Phone 350-W Bluffton, Ohio Your Support Will Be Appreciated Charles W. Lora Democratic -Candidate for County Commissioner OF ALLEN COUNTY Fill Quotas, First Duty Of Draft Boards Give Order For Calling local boards will It added that all make all possible effort to insure that the calls made upon them are ment on schedule during the period in which the amended dependency policy is being placed in effect. “Local boards are authorized to FARM BUREAU INSURANCE Subject to Primary Election, August 11, 1942 Charlen W. Lora, Richland Township R. R. No. 2. Columbus Grove. Ohio in commemoration of a World War I soldier, on the lawn of the College science hall. Obem Ramseyer, of Pulaski, Iowa, member of the class of 1922, died shortly after his grad uation from college. The oak was also planted by Am stutz and again there were ceremon ies. This tree stands, some 40 feet in height and is marked by a small metal tag. More people are familiar with this tree because of the marker. After the war Ramseyer resumed his studies at the college but died shortly after he graduated. Amstutz, who planted the trees, says that their growing to full ma turity has been a source of pleasure and that every time he sees them he is reminded of the two boys who were well known in this vicinity. vary from general order of selection of registrants with dependents when it is necessary to fill the call, pro vided the registrants who are select ed have been classified as available for military service under former regulations”, the directive said. All registrants without dependents shall be selected for induction as rapidly as they can be made avail able, national headquarters said. When the supply of single men with out dependents and who are not ne cessary to the war effort in their work is exhausted, local boards then may review in sequence of order numbers the classification of men in the 3-A class (having dependents and not deferred because of their work.) Reclassification of 3-B men (with dependents and contributing to the war effort) will follow ex haustion of the 3-A class. Local boards were instructed to notify the state director when they have to, reclassify men with one type of dependents so that he may adjust his calls to prevent one local board from calling registrants from one group substantially in advance of the time when other local boards are calling men from that group. Order Supplied to Bluffton Housewives by Bird’s Eye Products Headquarters for FROZEN VEGETABLES FRESH FROSTED FISH Basinger Bros. Meat Market and Frozen Food Locker Service same for Calling local new policy authorizes to consider registrants for se as follows: The boards lection 1. Single men with no dependents 2. Single men who do not contribute to the war effort but who have pendents 3. Single men with pendents and who contribute to war effort 4. Married men who not engaged in the war effort who maintain a bona fide family lationship with a wife only 5. Mar ried men who are engaged in the war effort and who maintain a bona fide family relationship with a wife only 6. married men who are not engaged in the war effort and who maintain a bona fide family relation ship with a wife and children or children only. de de- the are but re In all cases the dependency status must have been acquired prior to De cember 8, induction 1941, and at a time when was not imminent. As the annual work period for farm machinery ends, each piece of equipment should be prepared for storage by some method which pre vents damage by weathering. Forty-one persons under the juris diction of the U. S. Department of Agriculture were killed accidentally while on duty in 1941. Automobile accidents caused 26 deaths. The 1941 accident rate was 55 per cent less than the rate in 1938. foods the year round Thrapp Rites Held Monday At Pandora L. Richard Thrapp, 32, of Pan dora, a Nickel Plate railroader, died at 3:10 p. m. Saturday in Fostoria City hospital of a fractured skull suffered TueSday of last week in a railway accident at Fosoria. Preparing to fill the water tank of an eastbound freight engine, Thrapp was turning the big spout between the two main tracks when he was struck by a westbound freight. Funeral services were held Mon day afternoon in Grace Mennonite church, Pandora, with Rev. Forrest Musser officiating. His widow, the former Melvina King, is an employe of The Trip lett Electrical Instrument Co., of this place. Also surviving are two children and his parents. No Metal Licenses For Autos In 1943 Ohio is one of 16 midwestern and eastern states which have agreed to substitute paper windshield stickers for metal auto tags next year, to conserve steel for the war effort. In making 1942 tags, the state used about 1,200 tons of metal, all of which will be saved next year be cause of the decision to use the stickers. Size of the sticker planned by offi cials in the office of the state motor registrar will be two by four inches. They will be either red or yellow in color, and a different serial number will be on each sticker. In place of the customary regis tration certificate issued in the past when new tags were bought, each motorist will receive a duplicate sticker carrying information as to the make of the car owned, the type and the engine number. Motorcycles and trailers probably will be equipped with small plastic plates in place of stickers, the state registrar said. In the past approximately 2,000, 000 passenger automobiles, trucks, farm trucks and motorcycles are li censed in Ohio each year. Elrose Mrs. James Fisher was a Sunday guest at the J. R. Fisher home. Mell Long, wife and daughter Dorotsy were afternoon callers. The Ladies Aid society of the Olive Branch church will meet Wednesday afternoon, August 5 with Mrs. Nora Stratton. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Recker of Flor ida and Mrs. Olive Crozier of Rawson called at the Ami and Charles Non namaker homes Saturday afternoon. Miss Bessie Arnold is ill at this writing. Claude Chivington of St. Marys, called on the Thomas Koontz family, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Nonnamaker and sons Harold and Dean called at the Ami Nonnamaker home Sunday afternoon. Union prayer services at the Olive Branch church, Thursday evening. Mrs. Dennis Zimmerman, daughter Jacquelyn and son Douglas of Hicks ville and June and Frederick Habeg ger of Bluffton called Sunday morning at the London Basinger home. Emerson Neff and family entertain ed company Sunday. Glen and Faery Nonnamaker spent Sunday afternoon at the Chauncey Klingler home near Ada. Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Koontz, dau ghter Martha and son John of Bluff ton called Sunday evening at the An na Koontz heme. Mrs. Albert Koch and daughter Frances of Detroit spent several days last week at the H. R. Koch home accompanied by John and Fem Koch they called at the Ami Nonnamaker home on Thursday afternoon. News has been received from Mr. and Mrs. N. .Steinman that they have moved from Clarksville, Tenn, to Baton Rouge, Louisana. They were former Bluffton residents. Marlow Bish, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bish enlisted in the Army, leav ing here last Tuesday. The Black school reunion will be held at the school house, August 13. All former scholars, teachers and friends are invited to attend. Mrs. Jont Agin of Bluffton spent Tuesday and Wednesday with her brother, Charles Nonnamaker. Mr. and Mrs. Wright Klingler and family and Mrs. Golda Battles and daughters Mabel and Marilyn were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Stratton and daughter Flo. After noon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Schneider of Findlay. Russell Elzay and family spent Monday evening with the Bernard Stratton family. Anatomy A little school girl offered the fol lowing composition on anatomy: “Anatomy is the human body. It is divided into three separate parts, the haid, the chest and the stum mick. The haid holds the skull and the brains if there is any, the chest holds the liver, and the stummick holds the vowels, which are a, e, i, o and u, and sometimes w and y.” Adolph, Benito and Hirohito —the three blind mice. Make them run with ten percent of your income in War Bonds every pay day. THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON. OHIO Bluffton district motorists are learning that they can’t ruin their tires and have them too. The bitter lesson is being taught in virtually every tire repair shop, with the repairman as teacher, and the driving public as reluctant schol ars. One has but to drive along the highways to see an unusually large number of motorists pulled to the side of the road attempting to re pair a damaged tire. Repair shops here admit a very definite increase in business since the government issued the “no new tires” order. In some instances, an in crease of 100 per cent is reported. It seems that Mr. and Mrs. Public are driving too often and too fast with utter disregard for the com monly accepted rules for safety and longevity of tires. Tires are wear ing thin and becoming dangerous. With the hot weather of summer months and with tires becoming thin ner and thinner a bad combination is formed. Blowouts are very com mon under these circumstances. Tire dealers here are cautioning local car drivers to have their tires regularly inspected. Ofter the ex pert will detect buried nails or other items that are hidden to the eyes of the average person. A historic landmark which stood at ancient Cannonsburg, south of Rawson, this week was a mass of charred brick walls. Lightning set a raging first last Wednesday morning that razed the old Evangelical church, built in 1867, and erased one of the few remaining reminders of the time Cannonsburg was a thriving village. In those days the town was one of the most prosperous in this area, boasting of three churches, many stores and several residences. The passage of 75 years, however, finds the trade of the village diverted to other centers and the buildings of the town, disintegrated, destroyed or moved. The abandoned Evangelical church destroyed by fire last Wednesday was located on the west side of the once flourishing community and for the last 15 years had been used as a machinery shed by Wayne Amstutz, Tire Shops Warn Motorists Here To Exercise Caution In Driving Lightning And Fire Remove One Of Cannonsburg’s Last Landmarks ‘‘What’s it good for?” ‘‘Guns, tanks, and maybe part of a plane” In the barnyards and gullies of farms and in the basements and attics of homes is a lot of Junk which is doing no good where it is, but which is needed at once to help smash the Japs and Nazis. Scrap iron and steel, for example. Even in peacetime, scrap provided about 50% of the raw material for steel. It may be rusty, old “scrap” to you, but it is actually refined steel—with most impurities removed, and can be quickly melted with new metal in the form of pig iron to produce highest quality steel for our war machines. The production of steel has gone up, up, UP, until today America is turning out as much steel as all the rest of the world combined. But unless at least 6,000,000 additional tons of scrap steel is uncovered promptly, the full WAR TLs advertisement (representing and with funds Under inflation is another common cause of excessive tire wear. Regu lar weekly checking of tire pressure is an important must to insure long life in tires. Shifting of tires to different wheels also is a highly important matter if even wear is to take place. For example, the right rear wheel wears out almost twice as fast as the front left. All of the wheels have different rates of wearing tires down. Excessive speed in driving, quick application of brakes, careless park ing and rubbing curbing are also contributing factors in wearing out tires before their time, tire dealers here said. “Don’ts” laid down by the garage and tire men for people who wish to avoid tire trouble are: Don’t drive if you can walk to your destination. Don’t drive if you can take a bus or train. Don’t drive alone. Double up with somebody else, giving your tires and the other fellow’s alternate rests. Don’t park carelessly, or cut corn ers too short. Don’t drive more than 40 miles an hour. Don’t drive unless necessary. a tenant on the C. C. Weaver farm. Equipment stored in the building was lost as the fire raged through the structure, and 10 tons of baled hay in the building also were lost. 123 From County At OSU Past Year Allen county again was well repre sented in the Ohio State University student body the past 12 month, the annual report of Miss Edith D. Cockins, registrar, shows. This coun ty sent 123 students to Ohio State during the regular school year and the summer quarter, continuing its record of having been represented on that campus every year since 1880. Representation from other nearby counties was: Putnam, 50 Hancock, 77 Hardin, 55. News Want-ads bring results. a --il'zjt -i-zf ol i,.w S’J®2 &(£ '■■tf This message approved by Conservation Division LOCAL SALVAGE COMMITTEE W. A. Howe. Chairman—W. E. Marshall, Allen Grismore, Fred Badertscher, E. S. Lape, Fred Hofer, Jesse Yoakam. Phone 198-W Pleasant Hill Mrs. Clyde Hauenstein and daught er June called Thursday afternoon on Mrs. K. K. Huber. Mr .and Mrs. Guy Younkman, and children Frieda, Nolan and Robert, Mr. and Mrs. Elon Younkman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Younk man and family, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Winegardner and daughter of Way nesfield, Francis Younkman of Ada, and Leslie Thomas of Lima were Sun day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jennings en tertained Friday evening in honor of Rodney Jennings and Carolyn Basing er’s birthdays. Those present were: Marlene Gleason, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Faze and children Margaret and Paul ine, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hess and child ren Billy and Bobby, Mrs. Naomi Steiner and children Paul David and Marilyn Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. LaMar Basinger and daughter Carolyn, Mr. and Mrs. I .M. Jennings and Sondra Sue Huber. Mrs. Ellis Vandemark and daught er Sue of Lima and Mrs. K. K. Huber visited with friends and relatives at Ada, Wednesday afternoon. Mickey and Marlene Gleason are visiting with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Zahrend of near Westminst er. Mr. and Mrs. Aldine Welty, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Welty and daughter of Lima and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lugi bill and daughter of Bluffton were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lugibill and family. Mrs. Cora Huber and Sondra Sue Huber called on Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mefferd, Thursday afternoon. Jo Ann Seigg spent Monday after noon with Margaret Faze. Mrs. Lyman Barnes visited with Mrs. Hattie Spicer at Ada, Monday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jennings and son Rodney, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stratton and Mr. and Mrs. Avery Watt of Lima spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gratz of Bluffton. Mrs. Orlo Wirt and son Merle of Ada called at the home Mr. and Mrs. Norval Scoles, Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Vandemark and daughter Sue of Lima and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Huber and son Darrell of Bluffton were Sunday evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Huber. Mr. and Mrs. Clem Phillips of Lima visited with Mrs. Cora Huber and Mr. and Mrs. Joy K. Huber and daughter Sondra. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Brauen and family called on Mr. and Mrs. Dan Badertscher, Sunday afternoon and at Wi*:‘* ■*V* The Junk which you collect is bought by industry from scrap dealers at estab lished, government-controlled prices. Will you help? First—collect all of your waste ma terial and pile it up. Then—sell it to a Junk dealer, give it to a charity, take it yourself to the nearest collection point, or get in touch with your Local Salvage Committee. If you live on a farm, consult your County War Board or your farm imple ment dealer. Throw YOUR scrap into the fight! PRODUCTION BOARD paid for by the American Industries Salvage Committee provided by groups of leading industrial concerns). JUNK needed for War •••z :sSw^ rate of production cannot be attained or increased the necessary tanks, guns and ships cannot be produced. The rubber situation is also critical. In spite of the recent rubber drive, there is a continuing need for large quantities of scrap rubber. Also for other waste materials and metals like brass, copper, zinc, lead and tin. THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1942 Mr. and Mrs. Lew Hauenstein, Sun day evening. Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Coon of Gary, Ind., were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Huber and family. Dale Huber accompanied them home Mon day afternoon for a few days visit. Ohio Retail Sales Show War Influence Showing effects of the war, dollar sales volume for Ohio independent retailers in une was six per cent un der the same month last year, ac cording to Ohio State University’s Bureau of Business Research and the U. S. Bureau of the Census. While Ohioans couldn’t spend as much money for durable goods be cause of war restrictions, they were transferring most of that purchasing power to non-durable goods with the result that most lines of business falling in the latter category had substantial increases. eGneral stores led the parade with a 27 per cent sales increase over last year. Food stores and drug stores were not far behind, with 25 per cent and 21 per cent respectively. The other side of the business pic ture is shown in these decreases for durable goods retailers: lumber building materials dealers, four per cent furniture stores, nine per cent motor vehicle dealers, 77 per cent household appliance dealers, 82 per cent. Farmers have responded 100 per cent to the call for greatly increased soybean production. Prices will be supported by the Commodity Credit Corporation but there will be a stor age problem. Processing facilities will be taxed to the limit. Ohio farmers should make arrangements so their soybeans can be held on the farm until they can be sold to the best advantage. MUNSON R. BIXEL, M. D. Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. M. 1-3 P. M. 7-8 P. M. Office, 118 Cherry St. Phone 120-F Bluffton. O. Francis Basinger, D. D. S. Evan Basinger, D. D. S. Telephone 271-W Bluffton, Ohio D. C. BIXEL, O. D. GORDON BIXEL, O. D. Citizens Bank Bldg., Bluffton EYESIGHT SPECIALISTS Office Hours: 8:30 A. M.—5:30 P. M. 7:30 P. M—8:30 P. M. Closed Thursday Afternoon & Evening. JUNK MAKES FIGHTING WEAPONS One old disc will provide needed for 210 matic light carbines. One old plow will help make one hundred 7S-mm. armor piercing projectiles. One useless old tire provides as much rubber as is used in 12 gas masks. One old shovel will help make 4 hand grenades. MATERIALS NEEDED Scrap iron and steel. Other metals of all kinds. Old rubber. Rags, Manila rope, burlap bags. Waste Cooking Fats When you get a pound or more, strain into a large tin can and sell to your meat dealer. NEEDED ONLY IN CERTAIN LOCALITIES: Waste paper and tin cans—wanted only in certain areas, as announced locally. NOT NEEDED (at this time): Razor blades—glass.