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VN1TCO STATKS nmst am STAMPS VOLUME NO. LXVII PLAN TO EXTEND HARMON ROAD Aiirnnu CHERRY STREET Route of Proposed Street Would Survey Soon undertaken as soon as possible, Mayor Company I (a. Council Favorable to Construe-! ,, tion of One-fourth Mlle I I Roadway this Fall I I I The proposed street, which would be in effect a continuation of Harmon! Squads Faces High Schools road would follow the west bank of Big Riley creek. The distance, it is1 estimated is about one-fourth of a mile. I I Fill Required I I A considerable fill to bring the pro posed street up to grade would be re quired for nearly the entire distance. Present plans are for a street about twenty feet wide. ity in obtaining asphalt for a surface top, a stone top dressing will be substituted until such time as hard surfacing materials are again avail able. I scrap will be sold. A bid of $9.501 per ton has been received from Louis 16 tons. county- I expressed their that construction Council members belief Monday night of the roadway could be completed be fore winter. Construction of a street similar to the one now being planned was con sidered when Harmon road was built seven years ago but nothing was done at that time. Authorization Given To Sell Scrap Metall lated scrap metal at the’rear of the! The to^ half waftfven’ to Mayor W. A.I schools are being curtailed because ruling, it was stated. Howe at a meeting of the town coun-l of this cil Monday night. I When approval is obtained from! the Richland township trustees the[DriVCrS I A. Kaplan, Lima junk dealer. I Residents may continue to bring I tQrj8^s have secured their drivers11 in scrap pieces as long as the pilei ijcensea with only 800 sold by Wed-1 remains at the town hall, the mayor! nescjay noon, it was announced by said. Additions to the scrap pileLbe Bixel Motor Sales on Cherry have raised the total to more than I registration headquarters. I I College Choral Unit I To Begin Reheqrsals\ataied' I 7 Conditions In Japanese Prison Camp Three Bluffton Boys Begin .Vary Training! Homer Gratz, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Gratz west of town and Gareth Todd, son of Mr. and I Mrs Frank Todd of Franklin street, left for Columbus Tuesday to begin navy. Follow West Bank of Big Mark Niawander, of Orange town I ship, will leave for Bowling Green Kiley CreeK I UT1iversity on October 1 to begin a I in the air corps of the United States I similar training course in the spe- I Construction of a roadway to be I tution. built this fall connecting East Col lege avenue and Cherry street loomed as a distinct possibility when the project was favorably discussed at the town council Monday night and plans made to clear up necessary leg al requirements preliminary to begin ning of actual work on thorofare. Preceding the meeting Monday night council members viewed the route of the projected highway. cialized course set-up in that insti- TIRE RATIONING MISES PROBLEM FOR GRID TEAM Transportation of qj Easement from property owners and a survey of the proposed route will be undertaken at once. No dif ficulty is anticipated in obtaining con sent of property owners, since it was stated at the council meeting that al With the first out-of-town football! number had already signified their I game of the Bluffton High school willingness to donate enough of their I grid schedule at Van Wert on Fri land along the creek for the purpose. I day night, October 9, there still re District Out of Town Games Others mains considerable confusion in I A survey of the roadway will be I gard to the use of school buses foil Kiiewer states that he is in good athletic contests because of tire ra-l ea an at 4 e mfn a ow W. A. Howe indicated following the I tioning, it was stated Wednesday I considerable freedom in the camp, council meeting and the report of thel morning, by Sidney Stettler, facultyl The Prisoners are permitted to visit surveyor will also include estimates of I manager of. athletics. the cost of construction. There is no uniformity among Building of such a street would re-1 schools of the Western Buckeye lieve Main street of much local traffic| League in which Bluffton partici-L which it is now required to handle ini pates or among the high schools of| sist of one old anny barrac s ui ding, addition to the thru traffic of thel the area, it was learned at a. meet-1 galley, brig, barber, tailor and co Dixie highway. *n8 of league officials at Lima, Tues-1 bler shops. The proposed road, a continuation! day night, which Stettler and Coach! Lt. Kiiewer, along with ot er of Of the present Harmon road, would I George Swank attended. provide a direct connection from the Bellefontaine, Van Wert and Wa- through the local town and country Bentley road to Cherry street making! pakoneta will use automobiles this! side. The condition is generally de an effective by-pass for traffic which) year to transport the athletes. Ce-1 scribed as satisfactory. Otherwise would be required to go to »na and St. Marys have obtained| The men have the opportunity of I Main street and at the same time| permission to use school buses, serving industrial establishments in| Kenton Arhieuc that area including the two plants of| their own bus and will use it for the! the pay of officers of equal rank in I dinary precautions against i iterrup the Triplett Electrical Instrument ^mes, it was learned. the Japanese army. tion of the program company, the municipal electric light Use of buses for athletic contests The Japanese officials have prom- Protests Made and waterworks plant, Page Dairy, has been entirely banned in Putnam! ised to establish a canteen for selling I Protests of the action were Bluffton hatchery and Bluffton Stone Kiven tbe Bluffton High school ath-l the near future. letic association permission to use! Red Cross Visits the buses providing proper rationing! hard|board- The board is being contact-! the letter said. LlCeUSCS Now Being Issued I™ ^oslshe sew,ng I Less than a third of Bluffton rtio■ hat’n ozwii rnn rnnlF HrlVOrc’l Registration officials urged I Those who contributed scrap metal in the canvass were given receipts! order to avoid the last minute rush for the number of pounds brought I ag the Sept 30 deadline nears. in and they will be paid pro-ratal Orange township and Hancock from the proceeds of the sale. I county residents as well as local Satisfactory, Lt. David Kiiewer Writes|Ntw F|RE TRUC|( I Rev. and Mrs. p. a. Receive First Direct Com- munication from Son training for an officer’s commission “My only regret is that my service for my country was so short,” wrote Lieut. David Kiiewer, prisoner of war at the Zentsuji concentration camp in Japan, in a letter received recently by his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. P. A. Kiiewer, of Albany Oregon. I Iair ing a Japanese submarine while on I He pointed out that the town was a Football Some Plan to Vse Buses fori He is one many prisoners from the! WPB to Get Farts I board authorization may be obtained.[ by neutral Red Cross officials from assumed that Bluffton would be Before the use of the buses can bel Switzerland and the men are looking! able to secure the equipment, had it is necessary to obtain per-1 forward to receiving additional aid! .. .however, mission from the district rationing| thru this quarter in the near future, I Patro1 dut^ Mr south of I center of defense industry with up 1 Wake island shortly before the enemy [wards of a half-dozen plants engaged captured that place last December.! directly or indirectly in production for Wake and Guam island American each other and to exercise in the yard at will. Quarters are Adequate I The quarters are adequate and con- ficers, is taken on weekly hikes Kenton Athletic Association owns|ceive pay for this work equivalent to production and should take extraor-l he street, it was stated. ed relative to obtaining permission The greatest need in the camp [future. The matter has been taken I I I motor-1I regjgter jn the near future iniI motorists may obtain their licenses at the Bluffton headquarters, it Births First rehearsals in the 1942 choral season will be held by the Bluffton college choral society at Ramseyer chapel Tuesday night at 7:30 o’clock,! The following births at the Bluff-1 received, it was announced by Prof. Russell ton hospital: A. Lantz of the college music de-1 Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Spoors, Leip-| dorf and partment. I sic, a I I I I I wasI I I for the use of a bus, it was stated| ?aems to be for books and warm cloth-1 Up with War Production Officials ini by Faculty Manager Stettler. ing. There are six Bibles in the campl Washington, .C. whose approval is I I The limitation of the use of theland Liept. Kiiewer is in charge of a [necessary to obtain the truck, it was[ school buses for athletic contests is| pibie study group in addition to giv-| stated. the most part in good health. Keferring to buses used for other Lieut. Kiiewer graduated from| _________ purposes, H. T. Beckman, Ohio ra-l Bluffton High chool in the class of “such buses would be violating both wjtbl one of the highest scholastic av the rubber conservation program erages ever made at the school here. aims and the spirit of the federal! ruling, if used for excursions of any| Authorization to sell the accumu-[ kind or the transporting of athletes.! athletic programs of many I Mrs. J. S. Steiner on South Main street from Tuesday thru Friday IDE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY TOWN MAY OBTAIN KiiewerInruirn Regrets th&t Service for HisL*ty Solicitor Francis Durbin I cmnvij uai.ucu ... k*va.«a..| o«x made I ready for a specific type of steel need The board of education has! pencils, toilet articles and the like in I thru representative Robert F. Jones led for specialized war production. Since! 'mere nave vccu vxo.vo *v v..L -w*r|ueen nearu vi me inavvei auu I based on the understanding that tire! jng instruction in algebra and calcu-l Authorization of the sale of bonds[ retreads will not be given to buses| jus to the men who deire it. in the amount of $7,950 had been| which have been used for transpor-| p,ce SOUp forms a considerable por-l made by the town council last spring! tation other than that of hauling[ tion of the diet but the prisoners seem but after the cancellation order the| rural pupils to and from their 110 be getting along well and are for I sale of the bonds was halted by So-[and repair project will be completed homes. I I WOtIc Mary Bluffton Will Be Resumed!*™** was announced by Mrs. J. S. Stein-1A™, I injuries Various phases of Red Cross ac-| accident DV 11/ n n UtNItU DI HID Rev. Kiiewer, formerly pastor of I fire truck by the War Production I women of the home, it was stated, the Ebenezer Mennonite church near I Board last spring, may obtain the ap-1 The town has been divided in four Bluffton, stated that this was the firstlparatus this fall, it was indicated by I sections and the following chairmen direct communication he had from his I City Solicitor Francis Durbin who met! will assist in enrolling residents for son since he was taken prisoner in the! with the town council Monday night. I the course: Mrs. Arthur Amstutz, Wake Island action last December. I Durbin declared that action of WPBI Mrs. Walter Stratton, Mrs. Guy Cor- Lt. Kiiewer of the Marine air corps I in denying Bluffton the necessary’ pri-1 s°n and Miss Carolyn Romey, has received considerable newspaper! ority to obtain delivery of the equip-1------------------------------ He scored two direct hits on the ves-Ithe war effort and that a fire might! rTent Need for Metal in War sei with 100 pound bombs. serioustv impede the national pro-| Camp at Shikoku gram. Production Will Speed I tivity will be resumed this week, it three and one-half miles south I night at 8 o»elock er, director of supplies and chair-1 o’clock. division of the! Tilfc accident occurred when a rear I w’ork again, Mrs. Paul Studler of I every week from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. I Organizations wishing dates re served, as in the past, are requested to communicate with Mrs. Steiner. The rooms are open to all volunteers. With a new and urgent call fort army sweaters, the knitting division I ^a”ce- of the local organization is starting South Jackson street, chairman of this work, will give yarn and in- structions to an^ volunteers who wish to knit. I The surgical dressing division in the grade school building will re sume work as soon as supplies are This work is under the of Mrs. A. J. B. Longs- direction boy, Saturday. Junior The group will prepare for the! Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ferrel, Mc-| high school are also scheduled to get| Field, Texas, has been transferred presentation of Handel’s Messiah to I Comb, a girl, Jo Fran, Sunday..1 be given on Dec. 20. All singers in| I" Mrs. Evan Basinger. Red Cross activities under way soon. This will be al Mr. and Mrs. Bertran Swank, the community are invited to par-1 boy, James Byron, Wednesday morn-1 superintendent, and Miss Eddythel it was announced the first of the ticipate in the annual event. ing. I Cupp, home economics instructor. „. .. __ «... itwo weeks, it was announced by Mrs. Country was so Short Indicates to Council Action The course will consist of four Need Warm Clothes Is Expected two-hour lessons to be evening and will dealBeach tjons and methods of Matter is Being Taken Up for|air raid emergencies in order to Reconsideration by WPB instnaetor from the Officials I Lima office of Civilian Defense will The solicitor indicated that he would I Use Private Cars [forces. Kiiewer states that he is in[ present the facts to WPB shortly with[ ’the Kagawa Perfecture of the Zent-1 strong representation that its pre-1 Engineer’s Estimate that 160 suji prison camp on the island of Shi-I vious stand in the matter be reversed Tons of High Grade Steel koku. I because of possible reprercussions on I jn Rails This island is about 200 miles long! the national defense program of al and 100 miles wide and is located off l| major conflagration here. the southeast side of the mainland[ re_ I facing the Pacific ocean. i The truck was expected to be deliv-1 ... Removal of the rails of the aban ered bv early summer when an orderB .. n I by the War Production Board in early| ... .. ,, .. 1 x* I Mav cancelled the delivery. A letter! TT I received by Mayor W. A. Howe at I® at xi j. Bond Issue The I voluntary work in the hills and re-1 Bluffton is engaged in important war I plete responsibility in the repair of of this Congressional district. Since I The raUs weig.h about 16o tons I the protests were made nothing had! and at ?18 5( per ton win be worth There have been visits at the camp|(been heard of the matter and it was! ipproxiniately $3,000. Since the re un' I noval operations are more expensive Ji than the worth of the rails no private I Heitor Durbin. Ijiefore the winter months, it was stat- Bluffton Sunday night at 7:00 tire blew out causing the car driven Red Cross sewing work will takel J0*111 Herrmann, 18, to leave the as -n the past at the home road and overturn in a peach or- chard near the Hauenstein farm. Herrmann received a wrenched back and James Deppler, 18, also in the car, received a cut left knee. The car was southbound on the Hancock Allen county line roa.d e I 4-V»r* HoiiartniAm tuvno I The injured were taken to the Bluffton hospital in the Diller ambu Herrmann and Deppler were released from the hospital Monday I r-- 7 I morn’n8-. Miss Shafer, who received a severe cut on the left hip and bruises, will likely be released to wards the end of the week, it was stated. In Air Officers Training School James Griffith who has been for at the I the past six months at Randolph super-1 to the army air corps officers train- vised by A. J. B. Ixmgsdorf, school I ing center at Miami Beach, Florida, I week. Course In Air Raid Protection For ,W"n 1 Home Will Start Here In Two Weeks Bluffton women are invited to en roll for a course in Air Raid pro tection to be given in four lessons at l. Ramseyer, general chairman. given in the with precau dealing with I teach the course. Everyone is in I vited to attend but the material of Bluffton, denied delivery of a new I the course will be slanted for the “not warra”ted by °1Main Street Rail Removal Will Cost I Action Here doned Western Ohio interurban line I xi. xi-TVTv v that time indicated that U PB had rul-| a .. II u xt. -x ed against the delivery because it was impossible to give Bluffton the prop- This fi^re is based Qn an estimate er priority rating. I °n Bluffton s Mam street will cost the government about $6,000, it was stat- ed by Mavor W. A. Howe at a meet- inK °f the town council Monday night, I been The fire equipment, consisting of a WPA labor be used with about Mack truck was purchased by thelH^ men wor^in8 130 hours per month town early in March at a cost of 7. I ^or montbs 950. Funds for the purpose were pro-1 Although there has been no definite vided by a bond issue approved by proposition made to the town council, voters at the polls last November. I it is expected that removal operations i The ruling occisionld considerable will commence in the near future, surprise here as it had been pointed! The rails will be donated to the gov out by Civilian Defense officials that I emment if the latter assumes com- I I I and wpA engineers who have surveying the local situation. The rails are made of a very high grade steel that will not go into ordi- nary scrap channels but will be made Solicitor Durbin, has 'n‘|COncem has been willing to undertake dicated that action on securing the[tb .-ob 1 fire truck may be expected in the near I sted needed g0 bad. I I| ly in war production that the govern ment is willing to assume the loss to secure the rails, it was stated. The entire rail will be removed with a cut seven inches deep and 18 inches wide. Power driven drills will be used for the work. It is likely that the entire removal ed by .ay or. In*Auto Accident] ar Bond Committee ___ Meeting Scheduled Lou Shafer, 16-year-old| High school junior, is in the! An important meeting of the war hospital convalescing from I bond committee chairmen will be held received in an automobile.! in the lobby of tbe Triplett Elec near the Levi Hauenstein tricai instrument Co. Thursday 1 .. .. tioning administrator, stated that! 17)35 as tbe valedictoriap of his class]her Chairmen are as follows: Banks—Elmer Romey. Veterans—Millen Geiger. Schools—A. J. B. Longsdorf. Merchants—E. S. Lape. Manufacturers—Arden Baker. Fraternal Groups—Ross Bogart. Boy Scouts—Woodrow Little. Women’s clubs—Mrs. R. L. Trip lett, Mrs. Harry Bogart. Publicity—Orden Smucker. Next Saturday, fly free date for wheat seeding will pass virtually un noticed by farmers in this section who are occupied from dawn to dusk with corn cutting and tomato pick ing. Gar Griffith Coaches Coast Guard Football Government $6,000 Rails Worth $3,000 the high school starting in about Ensign Gar Griffith has been ap pointed head football coach of the U. 8. Coast Guard at the Manhattan Training station, Brooklyn, N. ¥., it was announced the first of the week. Griffith, a Bluffton high school graduate and later football coach at the school „here was afterward phys ical education and recreational di rector of the school of Upper Ar lington, a Columbus suburb. Mrs. Griffith and two sons Elbert and Donn, after renting their home in Upper Arlington, are visiting her husband’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Griffith of North Baltimore. They expect to join Ensign Griffith in New York soon. 1LE DEPOSITIONS N SEWAGE SUITS AGAINST VILLAGE Answer to Plaintiffs to Made this Week in Com mon Pleas Court be by Action Brought Year Ago Two Landowners Charging $25,000 Damages county common pleas court this week by City Solicitor Francis Dur- bin setting forth an answer to two suits filed against the municipality informed the council at its meeting Monday night and the papers will be filed the latter part of this week, Oliver G. Locher and Henry P. Huber, whose farms are located on the stream. Locher seeks damages in the sum of $10,000 while Huber’s suit is for $15,000. Fly Free Date For Wheat Seeding Gets Scant Attention This Autumn Ordinarily the last of September finds fanners anxious to get fall wheat seeding out of the way and some plant in advance of fly free date, the time designated by agricul tural experts for protection against Hessiah fly. With com cutting getting well un der way this week, wheat seeding I Depositions will be filed in Allen I were filed in the Allen County Com-1 mon pleas court against the town by I Teaches At Leipsic Miss Ora I I I I Ask for Damage Figures I The deposition will ask for more Real Estate Deals I specific information relative to dam-1 ages caused by the pollution of the stream. The depositions are being filed at the present legal requirements time limitations. I time because of in regard to I claims that pol- Locher’s petition (Continued on page 8) I Spangler has returned resume position as the high school for the to Leipsic to instructor in coming year. Hiram Althaus has sold his South Main street residence, the former Alderfer property to Edward Scheele of McComb. Possession will be given December 15. will necessarily be postponed until' after the first of October. Tomato haxvest,, alpo, is keeping many hands busy. Canneries are op erating at maximum capacity daily and some on Sunday. BUY' UNIT*» MVATM A NUMBER 22 FARMERS AIDED CORN HARVEST Women Drive Tractors From Morning to Night When Farm Hands Leave Farm Machinery Repairmen Swamped with Repairs of Equipment ahead of the Bluffton area farmers aided With the corn crop frost that visited the the first of the week, by their wives and children excused from school are in the midst of harvesting one of the largest corn crops ever grown here. The corn crop can no longer be damaged by frost although some tomatoes in the area have been re ported as slightly harmed by the frost conditions this week. Pinch Felt The farm labor shortage has been felt rather acutely for the past two years but with more boys drafted and others attracted by high wages in industry the pinch has been felt especially during season. the current harvest be seen manning corn pickers and Women can tractor powered binders from early morning until dusk. Some outfits are equipped with lights to continue night work, labor years High class- Cooperating to alleviate the shortage, farm youths over 14 of age, attending Bluffton school, are being excused from es to help in the fields on the re quest of their parents, it was stated by A. ent of J. B. Longsdorf, superintend scbools. Excuse Pupils practice of excusing pupils The to assist in the corn harvest I I continue for the duration of I I I I I a year ago charging that sewage I corn harvesting machinery is be from the town emptied into Big preMed Riley creek and thereby doing work report long imtt. farms of the plaintiffs. I Preparation of the depositions is virtually completed the city solicitor I I I I Durbin stated. I The two suits aggregating $25,000 will the harvest season, it was indicated. Because of the shortage of power due to demands of the army man .’every piece ing lists. Farm machinery repairmen here report the busiest season in years. Every farmer with any type of ma chinery is keeping it in a good state of repair knowing that it is unlikely that new equipment can be purchas ed for the duration. Use Old Machinery I In addition many old pieces of ma- chinery have been brought to town 1 for renovation to be made usable for harvest operations. I I The Triplett Electrical Instrument company has purcha^M the building on Cherry street formerly occupied! by the Bluffton Auto Wrecking com-1 Irvin Mason, Bath township and pany operated by Monroe Amstutz.l Oliver Basinger, Monroe township. The property was owned by Royi One of the projects of the county Carr of Milan. The building is be-[ organization is to assist the govern ing repaired and will be used fori ment in storing the large soy bean, storage. crop. The county has facilities for storing more than 50,000 bushels. With cooler weather and absence! of killing frosts, virtually all of the| corn crop in this district will reach! maturity. The unusually heavy! stand, however, has slowed harvest-1 ing materially. I Wheat seeding which*follows corn| harvest, will be the latest in recent| years, according to present indica-| tion. I with Bluffton college students farm experience are finding market for their talents in fields of the district, where a ber have been employed for the past week. ready corn num Dearth of extra harvest hands usually available, has found farm machinery dealers besieged this fall with orders for corn harvesting ma- \Three Youths Hurt chinery which they are unable to fill. Elect Committees For Township AAA Walter C. Schaeublin was named chairman of the Richland township committee to administer the affairs of the federal AAA program in the township at an election held at the Richland Grange Friday night. Other members of the tow’nship committee are: Willard Jennings and Solomon Steiner. In Monroe town ship the committee consists of Clar ence Hetric, Walter Barber, Vaugnt Lamb. The county AAA committee con sists of Clair Patterson, chairman Storage bins will be located at Cairo and west of Lima. Forty storage bins will be located in the county and the committee will take care of storage arrangements. Aamed Department Head At Hospital Miss Betty Amstutz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm Amstats northwest of Bluffton, has been ap pointed head of the department of hematology at the White Cross hos pital in Columbus. She has been associated with the hospital since her graduation from. Bluffton college in 1941. She gradu-» ated from Bluffton High school 1937.