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Daily Deluge Of Rain Is Commonplace
In England, Letter Received Here Says
Summer Alternated with Ter
rific Heat and Torrential
Coventry Rebuilt, English Lass
States in Letter to
ton Girl
with tor
the past
quite un­
Terrific heat alternating
rential downpours caused
summer in England to be
comfortable, it was stated in a letter
written by Miss Betty Harris of
Coventry, England, to Miss Glenna
Swick, who lives with her grand
mother Mrs. Amos Luginbihl, west
of town. The two girls have cor
responded as “pen pals” for several
The letter written on August 30
was received here during the past
week. It stated that the country
side had been deluged yith daily
rains for more than a month.
Women’s auxiliary organizations of
all kinds are being formed in Eng
land and almost every girl and
woman in England is lending a
hand in the country’s war effort.
Coventry Rebuilt
The city of Coventry has been
practically rebuilt and life goes on
much as usual despite the terrific
bombing raids of August and Octo
ber of 1941. The city is now much
better prepared for air raids than
it was at that time.
In 1941 the people had been told
that gas was the principal enemy to
be feared. Most of the warning and
training was for that with the re
sult that they were not prepared to
handle large fires caused by the
Labor reports indicated that most
of the flU-es could have been prevent
ed. Insipid of being on guard
against incendiaries most of the peo-
Three Youths if
In Officers9 Training
Having passed all preliminary
mental and physical Vests, three
Bluffton youths in the Ui^ted States
Navy V-5 classification are await
ing the governmental call to begin a
program of intensive training that
will lead to officers’ commissions as
The youths are Homer Gratz, Jr.,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Gratz
west of towi$ Marc Niswander, son
of Mrs. Henry Niswander in Orange
township Gareth Todd, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Todd of Bluffton.
All three of the boys will go to
Bowling Green State university
where they will take an eight weeks’
pilot’s training course. After that
they will take the navy pre-flight
course in one of the centers at a
selected university.
Then they are sent to a secondary
flight center following which basic
training is begun. If all tests are
successfully passed the officer’s com
mission is given.
Gratz was first rejected because of
an eye defect. After several months
training with Dr. Gordon Bixel his
vision improved sufficiently to meet
the visual requirements of the Unit
ed States Navy.
Orange Top. Man
Leaves Draft Hoard
C. H. Hilty of Orange township
has resigned from Hancock county
selective service board No. 2, it
announced the first of the week,
health was given as the cause,
served since the selective service
tern was set up two years ago.
vacancy will be filled by an appoint
ment made by Governor Bricker.
Goes To C. P. S. Camp
Delbert Gratz left for Civilian
Public Service camp at Luray, Va.,
last Thursday, it is announced by
Allen county Draft Board No. 3.
Francis Basinger, D. D. S.
Evan Basinger, D. D. S.
Telephone 271-W
Bluffton, Ohio
Every Load Insured
Bluffton. Ohio
Looking ahead now will
save you much worry and
expense later on. Let this
experienced agency check
your insurance needs and
recommend PROPER IN
F. S. HERR, Agent
Phone 363-W
Buy War Savings Bonds and
Stamps and Keep ’em Flying.
pie went to their shelters and their
homes were destroyed by fire, it was
explained in a pamphlet that Miss
Harris enclosed
with the letter.
In the midst of the busy life in
Coventry the people find time foi
dancing" and large portions of the
populace enjoy weekly dances. The
dances enjoyed are waltz, quickstep,
fox trot, tango, rhumba and the
conga. The latter dance is espe
cially enjoying popularity among the
young people.
that type of activity,
always be seen in
whenever they have
Mrs. Ewing died at
pital, Toledo, Friday,
made in Willow cemeterj
following the funeral s
With automobile transportation
practically eliminated in the entire
country the young people are joining
an organization known as the youth I yax JjCVles SIlOlV
club. Miss Harris belongs to one!
such organization for boys and girls
between the ages of 14 and 18.
Former Resident
Buried In Toledo
Funeral services were held in To
ledo, Monday afternoon for Mrs. Ova
Ewing, 67, former Bluffton resident
and widow of the late
of this place.
Surviving gire two sons Rev. Pauli
Ewing of Ghambersburg, III., and
William of 'Lima four daughters
Mrs. Orval McCluer, Lima Mrs.
Elmo Smit/i, Detroit Mrs. Ruby
Farner and Mrs. Harold Neubrecht,
Toledo. Also surviving are a broth
er, Dr.
C. Wetherill, Weston
fourteen grandchildren and one
great grandchild.
Reception For Sailor II
____ I
A Barrel On A Tree
Was Their Post Office
Monday and Thursday nights are! A gain of $70,788.73 is represented
girls nights and Tuesday and Friday I in Allen county’s classified and per
nights are boys nights. On Wednes-I sonal tax levies to be collected this
day is the mixed night. On Monday I year, County Auditor Floyd B. Grif
night the girls do fancy needlework,! fin said last week in announcing a
dramatics, games and firstaid andl total of $385,423.45 is due from those
on Thursday night the girls enjoyltwo tax sources.
physical training and country danc-| Of this sum, $256,608.25 already
home of
TJAUNT of pirates,
600 pound tori
Gala pa gos
of Ecuador half-forgotten for
centuries have suddenly sprung
into prominence in the world’s
news since the United States
fortified them as an
fense to approaches
ama canal.
islands off the coast
outpost de
to the Pan-
Read about these
first in a fascinating series on
South America starting on this
page next week. Informative,
entertaining and fascinating, you
will not want to miss a single
Gain Di COUllty
I has been collected, with the reinain-
Social Activities ling $128,815.20 to be paid before the
On Wednesday night there is social I November 7 deadline.
dancing enjoyed by the boys andl Funds derived from personal prop
girls. On Friday night the club en-l erty taxes are divided among the
joys community singing and the dif-l county, township and school taxing
feient groups do acts foi each other.! districts on the basis of their re-
The letter also speaks of the gard-| spective real estate tax distributions
ening activities
everyone in the county engaging in
of the people, nearly| for the same year. All funds for
Allen county libraries are taken from
with the re
the county and
The men can I the classified revenue
their gardens I mainder going to
a minute of municipalities.
I Total levied
are also a mat-1 collection, against
Roy Ewing
personal property
store stocks, fur-
Rationing problems
ter of concern to the girls in Eng-1 nishings, fixtures and machinery of
land at the present time. The Eng-I individuals and corporations, arnount
lish girl says she has exhausted the! ed to $279,119.42 for this year. The
coupons in the clothing rationing! personal delinquency was $19,782.41,
book and that despite the fact that! making a total possible collection of
she has no more stockings she will! $298,901.83. At close of business last
be unable to obtain another pair un-| week, Barnett had received $190,
til she can get another rationing! 526.17 from the personal duplicate,
coupon in another month. z| Against classified property, the
I aujjtor levied taxes of $79,723.79
and added delinquency from former
years of $6,797.83 for a total pos
sible collection of $86,521.62. Collec
tion at end of last week totaled $66,
082.08, leaving $20,439.54 to be re
ceived if the collection is complete.
Personal property against which
the 1942 duplicate was compiled
amounted to $16,195,479 for t-he cur
rent year while last year it was
^4.1. I $12,214,628. Broken down taxable
I property listed by persons who reside
inside muncipalities amounted to
$10,366,076 while the remainder of
the county had property totaling $5,
829,303. Of the total taxable prop
lerty credited to municipalities, Lima
had $9,198,049. In the county di
vision, Shawnee township, which em-
I braces several of Lima’s largest in
dustries, had personal property to
taling $3,652,990.
Franci. Lugibihl, home on fur-1 $645,469 and Bluffton, $325,157.
lough from Great Lakes Naval I Division of the personal levy
Training station, was honored with I charged for collection this year,
a reception given by members of the! am°unting to $279,119.42, the county
Pleasant Hill church, Tuesday nightlreceive $61,542.42 and the var
at the home of his parents, Mr. and I *ous townships, $5,256.38.
Mrs. Wm. Lugibihl.
Present were: lien county would receive $120,487.97
Rev. and Mrs. Bernard Baughn.l if the collection should be complete.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Barnes andl Lima c’ty district is credited with
Joan Seigg, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Faze I ♦69’445’27 of the total, others range
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clatel downward from $4,582.83, which Del
Scoles, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Weaver,I Phos schools would get.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips, Mr.l The remaining $91,832.65 will go
and Mrs. Dennis Brauen and family.! 10 the municipalities and Lima is
Don’t forget to buy War Bonds'
and Defense Stamps.
In the township group, Bath was
second best with $382,915 property
assessed. Among the municipalities,
Delphos had taxable property total-
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Huber and I scheduled to receive $84,162.15. Del
family, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Huberl Phos would get $5,486.49 and Bluff
and son, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hu-I ton’s share would bp $1,268.11.
ber and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clar-I
ence Gleason and family, Mr. andl Farmers can obtain loans of $1.60
Mrs. Willard Jennings and family,!on No. 2 yellow or green soybeans
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lugibihl andlnow- The loan rate increases a cent
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Huber,Ia month after December, and a fee
Mrs. Lillie Fett, Misses Nellie Hu-|will be paid for farm storage. The
ber, Lois Long, Patricia Huber, Bet-1 loan may be paid up to June 30
ty Hauenstein, Margie Peterson and I after that the Commodity
Ruth Watt.
The various school districts of Al-
Corporation takes over the
I pledged
as collateral.
News want-ads bring results.
"Handmade'’ stands for quality
and beauty, and Victor shades
have both—plus years of satis
factory wear. When soiled, a little
soap and water will restore them
to their beauty. Order them to
day. All we need to know is the
color—the length of your present
shade and—the width of your
Basinger’s Furniture Store
me ojure from here to here 1 I
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Bluffton coffee drinkers have now
reached the “something ought to be
done about it” stage. Lovers of the
brown South American drink have
learned that they can not obtain the
savory bean with the ease that they
could several months ago.
various places on tl
ination of all pr
squirrels and cats
will be undertaker
project, it was sta
Bluffton Coffee Drinkers Limited
In Amount Of Coffee They Can Buy
Bluffton grocers have very limited
quantities of coffee and have been
forced to restrict severly the amount
sold here. The practice generally
used is to sell a limited amount to
regular customers.
Many people here are conceding
that rationing is needed even though
they don’t like the idea of rationing.
Without question there has been
Five professor^ attended the sev
enth annual edu itional conference
of the State Department of Educa
tion, in Columbus, this past week
end. Attending were: Miss Edna
Ramseyer, Miss
Holtkamp, Coach A
Dean J. S. Schultz.
M’Della Moon, Otto
C. Burcky and
h, professor of
embers of the
concerning the
pacifism, Thurs-
Dr, C. Henry Sm
history addressed i
college Peace club
historical basis for
day night.
Miss Edna Rani
the evening servic
Mennonite church.,
related many exper
had in Mexico durii
mer, where she w
yer, spoke at
in the First
Sunday. She
nces which she
the past sum
med for eight
Game Reserve Will
Be Developed Here
The stlte gam*'
the Bluffton ccdlegt
sponsored and de
Bluffton Commun
club, it was armour
ler, president of th
erve located on
campus will be
‘loped by the
■d by Silas Dil
local club.
Paul Sauder, Bluffton college fresh
man of Grabill, Ind.
pointed by the
of the project,
for conservation
been active in th
Indiana, Diller s
has been ap
take charge
sauder has written
magazines and has
at type of work in
be located at
campus. Elim
's such red
the reserve
part of the
as teacher i
schools. She
County Farm
cently appoints
Farm Security
A*s a club project
has placed about
squirrels on the
have been placed at various points
on the campus t- provide a habitat
for them.
one dozen fox
campus and dens
The students of the college have
been cooperating with the sports
men’s club in feeding the squirrels.
Feeders have been placed at stra
tegic locations.
Will Hold Farmer's
Institute Jan. 18-19
Farmer’s Ins
and 19 with
of Defiance a
meier, of Me
Mr. Manal
Ohio Norther
ied sociology
graduate sch
of Wisconsin,
the field of
the ranks of
county super
its annual
January 18
L. Manahan,
ill hold
titute on
1 Mrs. Florence Eick
1 lure as the speakers,
.an is a graduate of
n university and stud
and economics at the
ool in the University
He spent 18 years in
education rising from
rural school
er has had
the rural
is a member of the
Mrs. Eickn
teacher to
and city
Bureau and was re
■d on the Cfiiio State
Advisory board.
With the mid-winter fair eliminat
ed it is thou^
will give the
tion this year
later date.
it that many farmers
institute more atten
:han previously. Other
will be made at a
Republican Candidate for
4th District
Nov. 3, 1942
against the hoarders because ground!
coffee in a short time turns rancid
and in three weeks becomes so stale
that several servings w’ould cause a
“We’re pinched hardest of
said one grocer, “because we
to take the blame for something we
can’t help.”
Bluffton College Notes
Women of the foods class will
entertain ladies of the Ohio Federa
tion of Women’s clubs at a tea,
Thursday afternoon, when the fed
eration holds its district convention
in Bluffton. During the tea, work
from the college art department will
be on exhibition, with Professor J.
I’. Klassen, head of the department,
Funeral For Peter
Wilch Wednesday
Funeral services for Peter Wilch,!
81, were held at St. Paul’s Lutheran I
church east of Jenera, Wednesday!
afternoon. Mr. Wilch died at the!
home of his son Ira Wilch of Jenera,
Monday evening. Death followed a
three weeks’ illness.
He was born June 2, 1861, in Van
Buren township, Hancock county the
son of Philip and Eva Mary Arras
Wilch. On January 9, 1890, he mar
ried Miss Matilda Heldman.
Besides his son at whose home he
died he is survived by a sister, Mrs.
Wm. Gehrisch.
Rev. A. W. Bauman, pastor of St.
Paul’s Lutheran church, officiated at
the funeral services. Interment was
made in the church cemetery.
Tmn Slhnnf prism
1 Writ'S
To Begin Oct. 25
“He has never voted against an
Army or Navy Appropriation
—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
“A tall young Republican from
Ohio, Rep. Robert F. Jones, has
achieved an unusual distinction
—Membership on the important
Appropriations Committee.”
—Columbus Dispatch
“Representative Jones succeed
ed in cutting Interior Public
ity 8100,000.”
—Washington Times-Herald
“An aggressive young Republi
can, Robert F. Jones."
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Issued by Jone* for Conrress Club, H. U. Tuttle. Treasurer. Lima. Ohio.
Members of the 7th
I Wednesday
weeks as a member of a good wil e
The shoots will continue for threel passed their 14 mile hike to Pandora
successive Sundays preceding the I and back last Saturday.
opening of the pheasant season on I
November 25. Two committees were I Pictures of the Scoutmasters and
appointed by Diller at the meetingl the four Eagle scouts, taken by
ing Tuesday night. These are:
Trap shoots—Ralph Reichenbach,!
Chm., Denver Augsburger,
L. J. Hauenstein, Clarence
Ed Root,
Membership Eugene
Chm., Fred Herr.
The local club is one of
est in the state of Ohio and at the
present time has 287 members.
the larg-
Bluffton High School Notes
One sixth of the school year has! high school at the ticket office at
I been completed and the first grade I the main entrance to facilitate the
of coffee just as there waslcards of tfoe school year were hand-1 sale of war bonds and stamps to
o sugar before i a Joningl^ out -n tjie home roonis on Wed-1 students and faculty members. The
th aSfh t°U nesday noon. The students will re-1 student committee supervising the
a e jo e wi urnlturn the cards to teachers assigned I sales consists of Anne McGinnis and
to certain classes, it was announced! Ray Luginbuhl. Mrs. Harriettte
by Principal Gerhard Buhler. This I Luginbuhl is faculty supervisor of
has been made necessary because the sales,
there are no regular
rooms as was the case
Vacuum-packed coffee will stand
partially the ravages of time, and
the long range hoarders took i uv
of that off the local markets longl enjoyed a hobo party at the Fox H,111 make the largest purchases.
night. The following!
I nifrhf T*lno ^nlInwinor I
”1 eommittees were
appointed by Pres.
Marilyn Stratton:
Firebuilding—Dean Ferguson,
Klay, Burl Moyer, Mary Ann
group under direction of the Quaker Triplett, editor and Mary Margaret
society I “Rip ^an Winkle a four act! Basinger, associate editor.
J. H. Loganbill business manager staSe Performance, was presented byl
at Bluffton college until his illness,] Mr- and Mrs- Ellis- Professional per-1 Two courses, one in home nursing
has returned to his home from Ann formers, to the student body Tues-]and the other in first aid, will be
Arbor, Mich., where he received alda^ afternoon,
thorough examination in the clinic
there. His condition remains un
Basinger the scout notes for Troop
56 were written this week by Robert
Stratton, former scribe,
A series of trap shoots, sponsored I patrols then took a short hike to
by the Bluffton Community Sports-1 And different kinds of leaves. The
men’s club, will be held at Gaiffe’sI scouts then enjoyed a game of stalk
grove starting Sunday, Oct. 25, it I ing played in the grade school yard,
was announced this week by Silas I
Diller, president of the organization.! Gene Patterson and Paul BixelI
THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 1942
daily home! Records are kept
previously. I who buy the bonds
competition wdll be
grade class I various classes to
I A drive was
I secure
Food—Earl Frick, Marilyn Fett, I school
Dora Jean Luginbuhl, Ronald Diller. have
Social—Jimmie Howe,
Bracy, Wanda Niswander,
Jane Burkholder.
The following
appointed to take charge of the
cafeteria at noon:
Cupp, chairman Miss Florence Duf-|and will give foundation information
field and Mr. Sidney Stettler.
I necessary to
I Shortage of
All bicycles that students ride tolessary the action of schools in this
school are required to have numbers I matter. The course in first aid will
assigned for placement in the park-1 be open to any student.
ing racks located at the rear of the I
school building. Harry Barnes is ini Five new’ members were initiated
charge of the assignment of num-1 into the Home Economics Reserves
bers. I club. These were: Jackie Bums,
A booth has been set up in the I ter, Priscilla Gunther, Lois Harris.
Troop 56 by Robert Stratton I
Due to the absence of Malcolm
The scout meeting was opened I of j,jr an(j ^rs. Edward Ferrall of
with the scout oath and laws fol-1 gan Diego, Calif., recentlv. Both are
lowed by inspection by the scout-1 Bluffton natives. Mrs. Ferrall was
I masters. The inspection was for I formerly Olive Whisler of this place.
|the uniform and the knives. I_
The Eagle, Explorer and Cobra
for Victory
United States War
Savings Bonds and Stamps.
of the students
and stamps and
held among the
see which can
started this week to
subscriptions for The Cutlass
newspaper. Printing costs
increased and it has been
necessary to ask the students
Kenneth I found
Mary I to share partly in the expenses of
publication. Most of the cost is paid
Johnlby the annual staff. A room to
Rock-1 room solicitation on Tuesday morn-
in8 was in char«e
Barbara Jean
given to the high school students by
the local Junior Red Cross organiza-
teachers have been|tion.
The course in home nursing will
Miss Eddythelbe limited to junior and senior girls
the nursing field.
nurses is making nec-
Ferol Althaus, Mary Jane Garmat-
Orden Smucker, were shown at the
meeting. Pictures of Old Man’s
cave and Rock House were shown
by Scoutmasters Gable and Wingate
who visited there last Sunday.
Troop 82 by David Stearns
The Monday night meeting was in
charge of the Black Bear patrol,
Calvin Dudgeon, patrol leader. Dues
were then collected and the roll
Holden Wedding OtZYr
Former Residents
Friends here have received word
of the Golden wedding anniversary
Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. M.
1-S P. M. 7-8 P. M.
Office, 118 Cherry St.
Phone 120-F Bluffton. O.
Citizen* Bank Bldg., Bluffton
Office Hour*: 8:30 A. M.—5:30 P. M.
7:30 P. M.—8:30 P. M.
Closed Thursday Afternoon & Evening.
4 Ways to Save
all of th* good out of
the foods you buy. Take advantage of bargains and
specials. Serve foods that are "in season”—they’re
plentiful and cheaper. Less expensive cuts of meat
have the same nutritional value as costly meats.
building meats, vegetables, milk, eggs, bread and
cereal. "Waterless” top-burner cookery on your
Gas Range and low temperature roasting in the Gas
Oven will save precious food vitamins and minerals
West Ohio Gas Co.
off the Gas before
removing utensil from burner. When boiling starts
turn down burner to a low flame. Take advantage
of the superior time- and fuel-saving features of your
Gas Range.

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