VOLUME NO. LXVII
BOOKS NOV. 9 -11
School Teachers to be in Charge
Of Program Similar to
of Plan to
Bluffton motorists will register
gasoline rationing cards, under
direction of the Bluffton public school
teachers, on November 9 to 11, it was
announced the first of the week by A.
J. B. Longsdorf, superintendent of
Word to this effect was received
from state rationing headquarters
and further amplification as to pro
cedure is now being awaited from
the county board.
Details of the registration have not
been worked out but it is likely that
the same general plan used in the
sugar rationing program will be used
in the gasoline rationing arrangement,
it was pointed out.
The high school cafeteria likely will
be used as rationing headquarters.
Exact time of the rationing and other
details of the program will be an
nounced in the future, it was stated
by Supt. Longsdorf.
The local rationing program is part
of the nationwide plan to limit the
use of gasoline and save tires, it has
been pointed out. After the program
goes in effect on November 22 the en
tire nation will be under the rationing
The Office of Price Administration
explained that the whole program is
gear to the tire saving policy of the
government. The following regula
tions have been issued by the OPM:
1. There must be periodic tire
spections to secure a renewal of
tions, as well as any application
tires or recaps.
2. Five tires is the maximum
lowed any applicant.
over this must be turned in
3. Rations will be revoked
duced to drivers who exceed
mile per hour speed limit.
The registration beginning
November 9 will be for the “A” cou
pons. The rationing plan will then
go into effect on November 22.
The applicant will be required to
list the serial number of all tires
he owns. If he lists more than five
tires for each car, he will be
an “A” coupon book until he
that he has disposed of the
tires, it was pointed out.
Bible Lectures At
Dr. Karl Koepke, minister of a
large Reformed church at Fort
Wayne, Ind., will be the speaker at
the annual Bible lecture series at
the St. John Reformed church from
Sunday through Thursday nights.
The first meeting will be held at
the high school auditorium as one of
the regular community union church
services on Sunday night. The re
mainder of the series will be at the
St. John’s Reformed church with all
meetings scheduled to start at 8:00
The topics are as follows:
Sunday—When the Tide Comes In.
Monday—How Are You at Writing
Tuesday—Your Place as a Chris
Wednesday—The Church in Our
Thursday—Do You Know Barna
The public is cordially invited, it
was stated by Rev. Emil Burrichter,
Enlists As Naval
Wade Shook who recently enlisted
in the navy left Wednesday morn
ing for Great Lakes Naval Training
station to begin training as a
technician. He is ranked as
officer third class.
His wife, the former Bonita
and little daughter Karen Kay, are
making their home for duration of
with the former’s parents
Mrs. Paul Clark of Grove
A mixed quartet consisting of Mrs.
Milo Lora, Mrs. Myron Luginbill,
Bucher and Aaron Messing
the Ebenezer Mennonite
will sing over Findlay radio
WFIN Sunday afternoon at
College Refugee Student Interned In
Three French Concentration Camps
38 Selectees Leave
For Physical Tests
Thirty-eight Allen county selectees
were scheduled to leave Lima for
Toledo, Wednesday to undergo final
physical examinations preliminary to
being inducted into military
it was announced by Allen
Draft Board No. 3.
Two of the group, Dwight
ington and Wade Shook, were from
Bluffton. Shook, however, enlisted in
the navy and left Wednesday morn
ing for the naval training station at
Great Lakes, Illinois.
Others from this part of the coun
ty included James Carl Blair and
Maynard Lewis of Lafayette Donald
Raymond Johnson, Ada Lewis
Wendell Rockhill, Columbus Grove,
and Robert Riley Van Buskirk,
Must Sell Tires and Tubes in
Excess of Five Per Car to
Receipts Will be Issued by Ex
press Company at Nickel
Bluffton motorists may dispose of
their excess tires and tubes through
arrangements made with the Rail
way Express Co. at the local station
of the Nickel Plate Railroad Co.
All necessary forms are ready it
was stated by Agent Fred Hofer.
All tires and tubes over five for
each car are regarded as excess and
as such must be disposed of in order
to obtain a gasoline ration card.
Gasoline rationing officials have
ruled that only five tires and tubes
will be allowed for each car and
that any amount over that must be
turned over to the government De
fense Supplies Corp. Stiff penalties
are provided for those who do
comply with this regulation, it
Registration for the gasoline
tioning cards will take place, likely
at the high school for three days,
Nov. 9-11, and disposal of excess
tires and tubes must be made before
that time or the registration can
not be authorized, it was pointed out.
The rationing starts November 22.
Numerous residents here have
ready turned in their tires at
Nickel Plate station. Receipts
given at the time the tires
turned over to the agent and they
are shipped without charge to a To
where a government
will make the ap-
be mailed to those
in within 30 days, it
If the tires are not
good enough for use on an automo
bile they will be used as scrap and
payment will be made accordingly.
People turning in their tubes may
be assured that a fair price will be
paid as governmental appraisal ma
chinery has been set up in accord
ance with established standards.
Three Pounds Sugar
Next Ration Stamp
Bluffton housewives may obtain
three pounds of sugar with ration
stamp No. 9 for use between Nov. 1
and Dec. 15. Stamp No. 8 which
calls for five pounds expires at mid
night, October 31.
The sugar rations for home use
remain unchanged at one-half pound
a person each week. Institutional
users, including restaurants, will re
ceive 60 per cent of their sugar base
for November and December. These
users received 75 percent, including
a 75 per cent bonus in the preceding
Lyle Kohli has arrived at an un
disclosed overseas destination with an
army unit, according to word re
ceived here the first of the week by
his mother, Mrs. Eva Kohli of West
In Medical Corps
Corp. Gene Hilty, Bluffton college
graduate in the class of 1941, is now
in the Officers Training Medical
Corps. He was previously located
in army camp in Illinois.
German Born Social Worker
From Paris, is Bluffton
American Freedoms are Won
derful Blessing to One Re
cently from Europe
After experiencing the
America proves to be an
of indescribable worth, it
by Miss Brigitte Schneider, Bluffton
college refugee student from Paris,
in occupied France.
The various freedoms and abud
ance of things that Americans accept
as commonplace are like getting a
breath of fresh air and one feels
that a big burden has been lifted
steps on this soil, Miss
the fact that she had no
she entered Spain after
crossing the Pyrennees mountains on
foot and was thus enabled to start
on the journey ultimately leading to
the college here where she is en
rolled as a senior.
Five Months Interment
After five months internment
three concentration camps she
came desperate enough to take
most any risk in order to escape.
to converse with
The prisoners of
centers were fed
food. No meat, fat, cheese, coffee,
rice, sugar or milk was included in
the diet. The bill of fare was
something as follows: for breakfast
a tea essatz without milk and a
(Continued on page 5)
Over Station WLOK
“Salute to Bluffton” will be the
theme of the radio broadcast by the
Lima war bond committee over Lima
radio station next Wednesday night
from 7:30 to 8:00 o’clock.
Bluffton has made one of the out
standing per capita records in the
sale of bonds in the state of Ohio
and the Lima organization under the
direction of T.
D. McLaughlin and
will give the com
recognition in the
Remains Of Former
Residents Buried Here
Remains of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Scott, former Bluffton residents,
were buried in Maple Grove ceme
tery, Friday afternoon. The bodies
were removed from the mausoleum
at Lafayette where they have re
posed since death. Mrs. Scott died
May 11, 1914. Her husband died
February 11, 1941.
Two Youths Enlist
John Lloyd, son of Charles Lloyd,
and Harry Shrider, Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Shrider, have en
listed in the country’s armed forces.
Shrider enlisted in army air corps
and left Monday for Toledo induc
tion center. Lloyd enlisted in the
navy and reported at the Great
Lakes Training station in Illinois on
Jack Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Clark of Grove street in naval
training at Great Lakes, Ill., the
past two weeks has been appointed
acting master of arms and leader of
one of his company platoons, it was
announced the first of the week.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS
Miss Schneider was born in Ger
many near the Polish border. She
studied in the School of Social Work
in Berlin and when the Nazis came
to power she fled to Paris where she
attended the University of Paris and
worked as a social worker specializ
ing in family welfare.
After the outbreak of the war,
the French government issued a de
cree of May 12, 1940, that all child
less women of German descent should
be interned. Coming under this cate
gory Miss Schneider was sent to the
internment camp at Paris, then to
the camp at Gurs and then to Mar
Arrived February, 1941
She arrived in this country in Feb
ruary of 1941 unable to speak Eng
lish. Assistance in obtaining the
visa for passage was made by the
Emergency Rescue Committee and
the International Relief association.
After her arrival she enrolled at
the Schauffler School of Social Work
in Cleveland and transferred from
that institution to Bluffton college
this fall. In that short period of
time she learned the English lan
guage and is able
A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INT ERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY
BLUFFTON, OHIO, TH
County Common Pleas court by
licitor Durbin several weeks ago.
AY, OCT. 22, 1942
Action by Oliver Locher Seeks
Damages in the Sum of
'o be Tried in "Allen County
Common Pleas Court
Huber Suit Later
The Mayor was informed as to as
signment of the trial date in a letter
received from City Solicitor Francis
Durbin of Lima.
Huber’s suit is for |15,ooo*and will I Formerly His Students, at
be tried separately at later date, the
I ('amp Shelby
Mayor said. Both plaintiffs are rep- I
resented by R. S. Steiner, Lima
More Than 150 Out-of-town
I Women from 12 Counties
I Expected at Meeting
Su,a of Oliver Loe. er the church on Thursd
Bluffton munidpali^, .llegmg dam- A„ WQmen (ho communil
ages to h» farm because of stream Whether members of a club or not,
po lution, set for hearing in the are invited t0 attend the meetin
Allen County Common Ph ,. court on it „.as announced Mrs w Bau.
Tuesday. December 1, St v announc
ed by May’or W. A. Howe.
The plaintiff seeks damages from
the town in the sum of $10,000 and
the trial is one of two suits filed more
than a year ago by Locher and Henry
Huber, living near town. Big Riley’
creek, the stream involved i the suit
flows thru both famuk I Worked
Public Invited to Attend Even
ing Meeting Addressed by
F. B. I. Agent
More than 150 out-of-town women
from 12 counties will attend the
northwestern Ohio district meeting
of the Ohio Federation of Women’s
Iclubs be beld at tbe Methodist
Of Army Chaplain’
Locher’s petition fbe I the soldier boys entrusted to him, it
in the Allen Bluffton club.
At that time the landowners
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Moral Problem
Moyer, of Toledo, a baby girl weigh
ing eight pounds and five ounces on
Monday afternoon. Mr. Moyer is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Moyer I cjrcurnstances away from their homes
of Cherry street. I without certain moral and social
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Tschiegg are! probierns developing,
the parents of a baby boy born I pOjnted out.
Tuesday night at their home west of I Immoral women have been driven!
toWR. I away from the camps and if
The following births at the Bluff-1 are congregated in nearby towns the
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lung, a girl,| until the matter is cleared up.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
Mr. and Mrs. Bracy
Leipsic, a boy, Sunday.
Prof, and Mrs. Harold
boy, this Wednesday morning.
In New Locations
Radio Sermon Series
noon at 3:45 o’clock.
District Conference Of Ohio Federation
Of Women’s ClubsiMeets Here Thursday
Uncle Sam is taking good care of
pollution of the stritm du» to the|was stated by the Rev. J. Norman I ______
I Members of
and other livestock to drink. If' .... I
It has been idicated by sewage en- leased from active service. He is anJ precinct chairrnan.
This together with the good food
builds the young men up into tip top
I government is
man, president of
the Bluffton City
with Bluffton Boys, and some
practice of emptying ifito it untreated I Ring, of the military home at Day-1 I because of the traffic tieup the
sewage has not only treated an odor I ton, at a meeting of the Lions club|Each Family to Give About I train was detoured at Lima and ar
nuisance but that impurities in the I at the Walnut Grill Tuesday night. I Five Dollars to Meet Quota, .............
water make it unfit for dairy cattle
the Pandora Business
Bluffton college and Witmarsum a systematic house-to-h^use canvass
.. u u. seminary, minister of the Presbyter- Lr(, jn a„ effort cuntribu. I
affirmed that unless-somethrng wasl ian church, and teacher in the public l0 mc6t th(_ loral ,a ,lf $25IIO
done by the town effect relief, schools. the A)len cam I
court action would
indicated that they were interested! jje served as chaplain in thel Mayor W .A .Howe .chairman. '1
only in elimination of the alleged I United States army for 20 yearsl Following a meeting h^ld at thel
stream pollution and measures to be I and after active duty as chaplain fori Wgh school last Friday night in which I
taken were for the to-.u to determine. I one year at Camp Shelby he was rt-| exnlanatians were made bv klie Mavorl!
gineers studying the local problem! now chaplain at the military home! underway on Saturday. It will con-1
that the only effective method of con-1 in Dayton. tinue through Friday of th7s week,
trol would be for the town to build al The chaplain serves as spiritually Mayor said. |I
sewage disposal plant. I adviser to the boys in camp con-1 About.30 workers were selected foriI
However, materials for the con-1 ducting religious services on Sundays. each precinct under the direction of|
struction of the sewage disposal plant I During the week he serves as theF
would be almost impossible to obtain I go-between officer for the boys and
at this time, according to an opinion I the commissioned officers. U
expressed by Engineer Pettis of thel other social and advisory activities!
firm of Finkbeiner, Pettis and Strout, I are taken over by the chaplains of
Toledo engineers, who were retained I the camp.
by the council several years ago to I In order to be able to endure the
prepare plans for sewer system here. I strenuous activities of army life the
boys are worked hard in the camps.
Mumma, Ralph Pattemon.
„TXa Zoo •K!r per8on in order to re8Ch the *2'5"0
problem. can take a0,000l the Mayor pointed out.
men and place them in entirely new| Tf np(.pesarv that the monev I
is placed on a stay-off
doing its best to
Haas, al this problem, Rev. King stated.
I Attention is given
in the camps I
CrawfisJ now to the spare time of the soldiers
and the United Service Organizations
LinscheidJ are doing a wonderful piece of work
in meeting this problem. __
esses look after the leisure interests
of the young men in a most com
mendable manner, the speaker said.1 —”under one head, it was ex-| Many workers will be
Second Lieut. Ralph Raach, former! W 0YS I plained. meet the local Red Cross
Bluffton High school coach, is as-1 At Camp Shelby Rev. King and
sisting in the physical program atl another chaplain met the soldiers asl I nounced this week by Mrs. J. S.
the Miami Beach Training school.lthey came to the camp on the train.l
EnrOUtC 10 UalllOmia I
Raach was coach of athletics here I In one °f his opening addresses tor I The headquarters for the work are
from 1933 to 1935.
Mrs. Lou Eaton has moved from I here. After the address he counted I two months’ training course at Nor-I
apartments at the Mrs.
Eva Patter-1 ten boys from Bluffton who were ini folk, Virginia. His rank is chief!
son residence on South Main
to the Mrs. Fred Zehrbach
ments on .Vine street.
I his classes
Clifford Houtz and family moved! boys,
the first of the week from the Guid-1 printed 1,250,000 New Testaments fori bach and left for San Diego, Satur
er apartments on Riley street to the! distribution to the soldiers. I day.
newly completed Staater apartments I The struggle today is for the vital 1
above the Peter Gratz drygoods store. I principles on which our country was
-------------. founded and as yet we have not won|
that war, the speaker said. There
is a need today for firmer belief in
the spiritual values of life and God’sl Union services at the Bluffton
“Don’t Be A Misfit” is the sub.iectlhelp is needed to carry us through I High school auditorium will be ad
of the address by the Rev. A. C.lto victory, the speaker said in con-1 dressed by the Rev. Dr. Karl Koepke,
Schultz, pastor of the Ebenezer Men-1 elusion.
I many eggs. I
apart-1 Church services are held regularlyl The couple spent the latter part ofL
for Protestant. Catholic and Jewish last week here visiting his parents,L^,, strect in trsini
The government has recently| Postmaster and Mrs. Ed Re.chen-| Kcntnckyj visited his
over the week end.
The last district
here about 12 years ago. Last
the conference was held in Wauseon.
For the first time this year the con
ference will crowd its activities into
a one day session, two days being
usually devoted to the meeting.
There have been very few over
night reservations, most club mem
bers driving here for the day. Ar
rangements are being made to en
ing in the
women in homes for rest
afternoon, Mrs. Bauman
to be represented at the
Uncle Sam Takes Good Care Of Soldiers
In Army Camps, Rev. King Tells Lions
Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Lu
cas, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert,
(Continued on page 8)
IN LOCAL WAR
House-to-house Campaign for
Funds Being Made Here
I Mayor Says
Members of the Pandora Business
Men ’s association were guests of the
Rev. King who ad
So-1dressed the meeting was formerlyl Approximately 125 volunteer work-1
mayor of Bluffton, professor at ers from the comnlunity hri. making
paign, it was announced this week by
ton, Mrs. Harvey Gratz and Mrs. Ev- I
.. n I by a train.
erett Rowland. I ________
Eevry family should give an aver*|EJ j-, zi/T*
age of about five dollars or one dollar
Union Services At
I Reformed church
nonite church and Bluffton college I I Ft. Wayne, Ind., Sunday night atl farm south of Bluffton to Wilmer
Bible professor to be given in the
I Each hen
in the laying house
Living Today series 'over Findlay I needs one-third foot of space at the I This is the second in the series of! en December 1 when Huber will
radio station WFIN Friday after-1 feeder. Hungry hens
DRIVER KILLED AS
TRUCK HITS SIDE
OF FREIGHT TRAIN
Fatal Early Morning Crash at
Nickel Plate Crossing
North of Town
Traffic on Line Tied Up
Wreckage Blazes Mail
I escaped death at the same
the following captains: Af-I. B. I
Beeshy, Mm. J. S. Steiner B-Reb- 1M"’ \hen h‘s trUck ,h,‘
ert Ewing, Don Conrad C-Fred Get- SeVe”‘
ties, Charles Cobum Pre.ght tram were wrecked, and the
In Richland township the solicits- o,(aMon.
tion is proceeding under the direction I an‘
of Henry Huber, chairman T. V. I °5 Ro'al. Oak’
u the crossing when a passenger car
Stim, Arthur Bowers, Raymond Strat-1 ... 4
With the exception of the Red Cross!
there will be no more drives for warl /lUU COSS KOOITl
relief this y’ear since all of the cam-1
paigns are under one head, it was ex-1
about 500 men assembled he noticedl Dale Reichenbach, accompanied byl at the grade school building and vol
a group of boys standing on one side I his wife are enroute by auto to San I unteers are urgently requested to as
of the room and he saw they were! Diego, Calif., where he is assigned I sist in meeting the quota in the next
all former Bluffton High school stu-l as a physical instructor in the navy. I two weeks,
dents of his when he was a teacherl Reichenbach recently completed
High School Sunday bee" t0 technician
w I grade corporal.
Bible lecturer from
18 o’clock. I Badertscher.
do not producel Union meetings sponsored by thel move to town. The deal was
Bluffton Ministerial association.
One man was instantly killed
Bluffton’s morning mail service
delayed for twenty-four hours when
a truck crashed into the side of a
eastbound freight train at the in
tersection of the Dixie highway and
the Nickel Plate railroad two miles
north of town early last Thursday.
Victim of the accident was Harold
Boots, 29, of Anderson, Ind., driving
a large semi-trailer. He was alone
in the cab of the truck at the time
of the crash. The accident marked
the third crash in the last four
years at that location.
Three cars of the train were de
railed, two of which were loaded
Several hogs were
others badly crip-
accident occurred at 5:05 a.
m., forty-five minutes before the St.
Louis-Cleveland fast passenger is
due here, which brings the bulk of
Bluffton’s morning mail.
I rival of mail destined for Bluffton
did not reach here until 5 o’clock in
the afternoon. Delivery was made
Wreckage at the crossing tied up
traffic over the Dixie, and on the
railroad, until noon Thursday. For
a time rescue workers had fire to
contend with, and the wrecked truck
was entirely destroyed by flames.
The Bluffton fire department was
called to prevent spread of the blaze
to other wreckage.
Fog Obscured Flashers
Boots was followed by another
truck, the driver of which told
I officials that Boots evidently failed
I to see
the train because of the heavy
fog, altho he said electric
I Robert Goble, a Lima
destroyed by fire on
1939, Gordon Black,
Mich., was killed at
v.r I’n which he was riding was struck
i Bluff ton Officer
Advances In Rank
i it is not necessary cnat me money ^ade Lape, son of Mr. and
contributed be given to all the war I E s Lape of Grove street has ad_
the sneaVerl rP'ie^ agencies listed on the reverse I vanced in rank in the United States
side of the pledge card. Anyone or I navy from ensign to lieutenant jun
several of the agencies may* be desig-1 jor grade according to a letter re
nated. I Ceived from his parents this week.
In case no designations are made I new grade js of tfoe same rank
limitl^6 na^ona^ war c^eR^ committee will I jn army as 1st lieutenant. Lieut.
Th I distribute the proceeds of the sub-1 Lape js pilot of a scout plane on a
meet scription according to the allocation of u. S. Navy cruiser patrolling the
he budget committee. I waters somewhere in the Pacific.
These pledges may be paid in in-1 ne directs the activities of 35
stallments or cash may be given atl men who work in the repair and
the time of the solicitation. I’rovis-1 maintenance of planes on the ship,
ion is made on the pledge to make I
IlKorfcers Needed At
4,500 surgical dressings, it was an
Steiner, director of supplies.
Donald Luginbuhl, son of Mr. and
Oswin Luginbuhl of South
I Chester Huber sold his
I by H.
I Luginbuhl who has been
1 in repairing trucks and tanks since
the army last summer has
Real Estate Deal
Possession will be giv-
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