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THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 1942
It’s on this week—Nature’s biggest pageant of the year—colorful, mag nificent, full of scenic splendor and autumn was never more won derful than this year and you can enjoy it but like all good things it must come to an end and there’s Halloween in the offing which is not always such a happy season and some of the Jack son street residents still remember a certain Halloween in connection with eggs not so many years ago and the other night the bulletin board of the Methodist church was seen at the corner of Cherry and Main street ... all of which goes to show that time waits for no man—and there’s an end to all things—good and bad. Youngsters still have the urge to mark their initials whenever and wherever possible—that’s why Street Commissioner Lee Coon was keeping a sharp watch on the concrete curb put in on Church street last week. “Got to watch it till the concrete dries”, explained Lee “because if I don’t, it’ll be covered with kids’ ini tials”. A few sharp eyed Bluffton people caught a glimpse of Senator Robert Taft as he spend thru town early Monday evening. The senator was enroute from Findlay where he spoke late in the afternoon to Lima where he was scheduled to address a po litical rally. There’s nothing complicated in the government’s program whereby you can dispose of excess tires and tubes you know you can’t have more than five for each car. Fred Hofer at the express office at the Nickel Plate depot has all the forms necessary for the transaction. Just take the tires and tubes to him and he will do the rest. Oh, yes, maybe you didn’t know it, but Uncle Sam will have a Christ mas present for you this year. An- Our buses serve cities and towns on 512 miles of Ohio highways. It's a big job at any time a terrific job when there are shortages of man-power... buses, parts and tires. Yet we're carry- 1J ing more passengers than at any time in our history. We’ll continue to do our best—and to appreciate your co operation. SIDNEY’S DRUG SHOP 129 N. Main Street Phone 170-W Cincinnati & Lake Erie Transportation Company Because— ELECT Floyd B. Griffin COUNTY AUDITOR FOR A SECOND TERM WHY? His word is as good as his bond. Out of 8,330 parcels of Delinquent Property over 7,250 have been cleaned up and are now paying their tax. If re-elected the same program will be followed until Allen County has a clean slate. All taxing districts except five have a lower rate for 1942, than 1938 the year we were elected. Did it pay to collect Delinquent Tax? Answer that question with your ballot. We revived the old system of assessing personal property by using house to house calls. Not only giving better service, at less cost to-the tax payer, and adding $6,357,656.00 to the tax valuation. These are just a few of the many things we have done to benefit the tax payer. If you approve what we are trying to do— VOTE FOR x| Floyd B. Griffin For County Auditor Election, Tuesday, November 3, 1942 Floyd B. Griffin, Spencerville, Ohio nouncement came the other day that 150 million of the first all-purpose ration books will be ready about the holidays. Just to give you an idea of the size of this job, here is what it took to supply the country with sugar ration cards and booklets: more than 11 million pounds of pap er filling 300 freight cars and in volving 200,000 bills of lading for dis tribution. Ration books alone re quired 30,000 pounds of ink. The sidewalks of New York are being used more than ever in these days of gasoline rationing thruout the east, reports Harold Wenger who returned the first of the week from a business trip to that city. Everybody walks or rides the sub way whenever possible, says Harold and it’s surprising how cars have disappeared from the famous New York thorofares. A pullet in the flock of Mrs. Al bert Gossman evidently thought Easter time was here—at any rate the Rhode Island Red laid a choco late colored egg which is attracting attention in the New’s window. And Larry Mathewson of Riley street is displaying a “V” potato—surprising how those “V” potatoes have come to light this fall—hope there’s some thing in signs. The Bluffton News really gets around these days when Bluffton boys are in the far off corners of the earth. Writes Corporal Francis Wilkins from somewhere in the Pa cific that the Bluffton* boys in his outfit congregate in the evening to read the News which reaches him regularly. Wilkins says he would like to hear from some of the home town boys in the service, and his address appears elsewhere in this issue. Paul Pursell, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Pursell, three and one-half miles west of town, spotted a per fectly white mouse scampering across the field with several grey mice. He captured it alive and it is now his pet. He brought it to school the other day where he showed it to his school mates. The mouse is an ex cellent illustration of the albino and has the pink eyes characteristic of the lack of pigmentation. The fish at the Buckeye quarry have been biting as though they are really hungry lately. Rhuel Kohler and his son Richard caught a nice mess of catfish Sunday night. The largest one measured 18 inches in length. Minnows were used for bait. Alice Santschi, Bluffton high school junior, says that the five cats at herho me keep her busy keeping them in order. The oldest is 15 years old and is called Sister. The next one is seven years old and is called Little Sister. The next is five years old and is called Son. Two kittens are called Junior and Raton. Horseback riding has become a popular activity in Bluffton. We do not know whether there is any con- nection between it and gasoline ra tioning but we do know that it has come into prominence only recently. Almost any Sunday afternoon you can see quite a few well groomed riding horses around town. Life in the navy is a mighty strenuous type of activity, Walter Stannus in training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, writes to his former classmates in the soph omore class at Bluffton High school. You get up at 5:30 and drill and train and study all day long and by 9:30 at night you are so exhausted that you are only too glad to flop into bed, or should we say hammock. He says that he’s just a little home sick but that the navy is great stuff. Several of the neighborhood kids enjoyed a 32-20 score football game on the college campus Sunday after noon. The team captained by Lanoy Loganbill were on the long end of the score. On the Loganbill team were Harley Steiner, Kenneth Bracy and John Klay.* On the team cap tained by Gordon Bixel were Robert Wilch, Robert Fisher, and Dean Nis wander. Paul Detwiler, manager of the Hy Grade Dairy Co., was mighty pleased over a letter he received this week from health officials. Of the ap proximately 50 dairies in Allen coun ty his product ranks the third low est in the county in bacterial count. This is due to the process of pas teurization which eliminates any danger to health due to bacteria found in raw milk, Paul pointed out. The name of Lieut. Wade Lape, re cently advanced in rank from ensign, appeared in the newspapers of the U. S. navy cruiser on which he is station ed. Lieut. Lape attended a banquet of the Sigma Chi fraternity at Ohio State university when he was last home on furlough and met Milton Caniff, the comic strip artist. Lieut. Lape asked the artist to draw an in signa suitable for the cruiser’s air unit. Mr. Caniff complied with the re quest and the insigna appeared in the ship publication as well as in the magazine section of the Louisville, (Ky.) Courier-Journal. The drawing is called “Lady Lou.” Gas rationing will arrive too late to affect the football season—but the basketball season is another story— and it is already causing plenty of headaches, around the high school There’s nothing official to announce yet, but don’t be surprised if you see a wholesale revamping of the basket ball schedule with all the games with teams at a distance lost in the shuffle. The situation may resolve itself into a series of games w’ith neighboring schools within the radius of a few miles, and even that is none too sure. The same situation is keeping athletic officials awake nights at the college. Pulling a mouse out of the head of a sewing machine, tail-first w’ith a pair of tweezers is an unusual way of catching the rodents, but it works, so says Mrs. Faye Isham who did it successfully at her home on Mound street, Monday morning. Seeing a mouse scamper across the room, Mrs. Isham w’ith the aid of her dog “Jerry”, finally located the fugi tive which had crawled up into the head of her sewing machine with its tail projecting thru a small opening. A pair of tweezers lying handy prov ed the undoing of the mouse which was hauled from its hiding place and provided a dainty morsel for Jerry. Milk can be obtained for Ohio school children’s lunches for one penny per half pint if a public agency in the district will cooperate with the Agricultural Marketing Administration, Scudder Darragh, director, Columbus. 1 EVERETT for JUDGE of COURT of APPEALS THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO Record for squirrel hunting goes to Charley and Jess Mangus. The two bagged twenty-five. Jess is working nights ,so that left his days free for hunting. Dan Tripplemhorn got four fox squrrels in a woods near the Bentley road. Two more could have been had, said Dan who bagged at least one every time he went out. Thanks to the Sportsmen’s club re stocking program squirrels are get ting plentiful again in this area. A flock of wild ducks flying over town sent Don Wenger to the postof fice to buy a federal duck hunting stamp. It’s illegal to shoot ducks without this permit and Don wanted to be prepared—just in case. Movies of the grouse management were shown at the last meeting of the Sportsmen’s club. The film is fur nished by the state conservation de partment and sportmen hope the grouse some day will be plentiful in hardwoods areas of the state. Silas Diller, club president states that an order for $120 worth of fox and grey squirrels will be sent here from the Sandhill farms at Babcock, Wis. The squirrels are to be shipped before cold weather and the majority will be placed on the college campus. The campus is a state controlled game refuge and managed by the Sportsmen’s club. Paul Sauder, col lege freshman and member of the club will be in charge of the squirrel distribution. Wooden shotgun shell boxes placed in trees will provide dens Lack of weight and sufficient re serve strength again proved a boom erang to Bluffton college’s courag eous gridders as the Beavers went down to defeat before Findlay col lege, 25 to 0, in a homecoming con test at the Findlay stadium last Friday night. One of the outstanding plays of the game came in the third quarter when Halfback Sustersic knifed thru the Bluffton line, wormed his way through the secondary and romped 59 yards to score. Findlay’s last-quarter touchdown was made by Capt. Frank Glen when he intercepted a Bluffton pass and ran 45 yards for the score. Findlay’s superior strength w’as Elrose Mrs. Goldie Battles, daughters Mabel and Marilyn spent the week end at the Garth Heckman home in Dayton. Mr. and Mrs. Lendon Basinger, daughter Jeanette, son Gareth spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Marshall and family. Rolland Koontz and family of Bluffton spent Sunday afternoon at the Anna Koontz hoce. Flo Stratton was an evening caller. Mrs. Wright Klingler, son Don and Mrs. Goldie Battles spent Wed- EMMIT E. EVERETT Candidate for Election Separate Non-Partisan Judicial Ballot Election—Nov. 3, 1942 Experienced trial lawyer and trial judge. General practice of law 1905-1930. Common Pleas Judge, Allen County, 1930-1939. Now Vice-Chairman of Ohio Pardon and Parole Commission. The only candidate for Judge of Court of Appeals who has ever served as Judge of any Court. Lima News Editorial:— “Judge Everett’s training, education and experience recommend him for this important post. “While serving as Judge of the Common Pleas Court the out standing cases of his career were those of the Dillinger gangsters, which were of national interest.” I ask you for your vote. A word to your friends will be appreciated. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT Sincerely yours, Emmit E. Everett, Lima, Ohio WITH THE SPORTSMEN’S CLUB By Paul Sauder for winter quarters and students will cooperate in the feeding program. Findlay Uses Superior Manpower To Beat Bluffton College, 25-0 In winning the battle, Findlay scored once in each quarter. The Oilers marched 65 yards for their first-period tally, and in the second stanza a 67-yard touchdown drive gave the Orangemen a 12 to 0 lead at halftime. Cooperation of the public is needed to make the refuge a success. Squir rels have many natural enemies in cluding dogs, cats, hawks, fox and boys with guns can destroy in a few weeks what it has taken a year to build up. Residents are asked es pecially to keep dogs off the campus. Fishing at the Buckeye is good lat ely. Bass are striking in the evening on artificial plug. Alvin B. Augs burger of Ada reports a 15 inch large mouth bass caught a week ago. Byr on Anderson of the postoffice snagged a 14 inch and Bob Ewing teacher in the grade school hooked a fine chan nel catfish the other day. Pheasants are really plentiful this year and sale of hunting licenses will exceed last year’s total, according to early indications. Buy your hunting and fishing licenses from a Sports men’s club representative. The fee from the sale goes into the club treas ury and helps put over the fish and game restocking program. Denver Augusburger is in charge of license sales for the club. Licenses are sold by the club at Sam Stepleton’s, Leon Hauenstein’s and Lloyd Hardwick’s. The $100 worth of blue gills from Wayne Lakes hatchery in eastern Ohio ordered by the club for restock ing at Buckeye quarry are expected soon. Bluffton has one of the up and do ing Sportsmen’s clubs in the state. Latest count shows a total of 197 members this year. marked in every department except passing, and Bluffton’s adeptness in that type of play gave the larger Orangemen several scares. Bluffton’s most decisive threat was in the third quarter when Quarter back Dick Wenger whipped a long pass to Halfback Norman Beidler that netted 42 yards and advanced the ball to Findlay’s 14 yard line. From there, the Beavers penetrated to the nine, but they were unable to punch the ball over for the score that would have enabled them to es cape a shutout. In nine completed passes out of 27 attempts, the Burckymen picked up a total of 106 yards, as compared with only 11 yards gained by rush ing. Findlay, failing to complete a plass, piled up 379 yards in run ning the ball from scrimmage. In wearing down the small Bluff ton team that must play “iron-man” ball because of a lack of reserve ma terial, the Findlay coach used 36 players. nesday afternoon with Mrs. M. J. Stratton. Union prayer services at the Bethesda church Thursday evening. Friday evening company at the Thomas Koontz home were Mrs. Albert ^arquart and daughters, Mrs. Wright Klingler, daughters Jean Ann and Dorothy, James Scott, Sadie Hamilton, Mrs. Hofard Ben roth, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Strat ton, sons Ortho and Larry, daughter Elaine, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Koontz and family. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Nonnamaker and family. Miss Joan Battles underwent an appendicitis operation at the Bluff ton hospital Saturday evening. We wish her a speedy recovery. Mrs. Anna Koontz spent Friday evening with Mrs. M. J. Stratton. Sunday callers at the M. J. Strat ton home were Gladys and Dorothy Klingler, Doris Christman of Find lay, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Christ man and Mrs. Ralph Goetz of Mischawakee, Ind., and Dull Battles. Mr. and Mrs. Jess Fisher, June Gallant and Mrs. Jennie Fisher spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Koontz. Mr. Fisher is driving a new Plymouth car. Callers during the past week at the Ami Nonnamaker home were Mr. and Mis. Chauncey Klingler, daughter Marilyn and son Howard of Ada, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Non namaker, sons Harold and Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hamilton, daughter Betty, Charles Nonnamaker, Rev. and Mrs. Irvin Kauffman of Mt. Cory, Mrs. A. J. Nonnamaker dau ghter Kaye. WE PAY FOR HORSES $4.00 COWS $2.00 (of size and condition) Call ALLEN COUNTY FERTILIZER 23221—LIMA, OHIO Reverie Tel. Charges E. G. Buchaieb, Inc. Bluffton High gridders suffered a heart-breaking 13 to 12 setback at the hands of Celina’s Bull Dogs here last Friday night, but in defeat the Pirates proved themselves one of the gamest aggregations to represent the local school in a long time. The outlook was very dark for the Bluffton crew when Halfback Barry, of Celina, broke free on two unbe lievably long runs to score twice in the opening minutes of the first quarter, and with Fullback McElroy kicking the extra point after the first tally Celina held a 13 to 0 lead before the Pirates had an oppor tunity to get their second breath. For his first touchdown, Barry swept through the Bluffton line be hind perfect blocking, broke into the secondary all alone, and raced around would-be tacklers for a 60 yard scoring jaunt. Soon after Celina recovered a Bluffton fumble in midfield, and three plays later, Barry shook him self free on another touchdown jaunt of 34 yards. Bluffton fans who were expecting to see a one-sided beating adminis tered had a pleasant surprise in store for them, however. The Pi rates came out fighting to dominate play in the second quarter, and fin ally put together a 43-yard touch down march that was climaxed when Bob Burkholder, junior halfback powered his way over the eClina goal. It was pretty much of an even battle in the third stanza, but in the fourth quarter Bluffton’s attack again started rolling. Downfield To Show Bluffton High Gridders Lose To Celina, 13-12, In League Contest VOTE FOR HARRY L. BURGESS Republican Candidate for COUNTY COMMISSIONER ALLEN COUNTY Qualified Experienced Election, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1942 Harry L. Burgess, Perry Twp. Rural Route No. 6, Lima, O. Clyde Welty PAGE SEVEN marched the Pirates, and finally they hammered to Celina’s three-yard line, with three down to go. A fumble at that point gave Ce lina the ball, and a team with less perseverance probably would have given up hope for only four minutes remained in the ball game. Not so Bluffton, however, and after Celina had kicked out to the Celina 39, the Swankmen settled down to work in earnest It took only three plays to fashion a touchdown from that point, with Burkholder again lugging the oval across the payoff stripe. Both Bluffton tries for point after touchdown failed, however, giving Celina a one-point margin that ment Bluffton’s second defeat in Western Buckeye grid league play. NOTICE OF EXECUTOR’S SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY By virtue of an order given by the Pro bate Court of Allen County, Ohio, in the mat ter of the Estate of Mary Ann Folet. deceased, having reference to Case No. 21539 in said Court, the undersigned. Samuel Augsburger. a* Executor of the said Last Will and Testa ment of Mary Ann Folet. deceased, will offer for sale at public auction, on the premises of the deceased, located Two and one-half miles Southwest of Bluffton, Ohio, and One fourth mile East of the Dixie Highway on the Hillville Road, on the 23rd day of Octob er. 1942 at 1:00 o’clock P. M. the following described ]ersonal property, towit: 2 horses: 3 cows 8 acres of Soy Beans 200 Shocks of Corn Hay Loader Corn Planter Spring Tooth Harrow Spike Tooth Harrow Five Shovel Cultivator: Potato Digger: Single Disc Harrow Mower: Walking Cultivator: Grain Drill Oliver Land Plow Grind Stone Wagon and Grain Bed: 14 foot I^ulder: Hay Fork. Rope and Pulleys Approximately 12 tons of Hay 2 Wheel Barrows Harness and other personal property. Terms of Sale: Cash. SAMUEL AUGSBURGER. Executor of the Ijirt Will and Estate of Mary Ann Folet. deceased. R. S. STEINER. Attorney for said Executor.26 4 Democratic Candidate for REPRESENTATIVE TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY Thanks for Your Support Election, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1942 Clyde Welty, Lima, Ohio SURPLUS DEFICIT Which do YOU Prefer? When Governor Bricker took office, state finances showed a DEFICIT of $40,000,000 piled up by the previous administration. Today this indebtedness has been paid off and a SURPLUS of over $20,000,000 built up. This money belongs to you—the taxpayers. It was not used for political vote buying, but remains available to keep Ohio at highest efficiency during the war period. Gov. JOHN W. BRICKER Made Good Ohio is fortunate to have as its gov ernor in these critical times a man who has made good on every public promise. John W. Bricker pledged that no new or increased state taxes would be needed if he were elected. Today he repeats this promise for the next two years. With every vot er’s purse strained to meet the rising tide of federal taxes, all savings that can be made in state taxes assume double importance. His Promise Under Governor Bricker’s adminis tration, Ohio now occupies a place second to none in the war effort. Re gardless of unfair political attacks, ag riculture, labor and industry are united in actions, resolve and accom plishment. Because the affairs of the state are being handled honestly, ef ficiently and economically, Ohio is fit and ready to meet the emergencies we face. If vou want to keep it that way, retain John Bricker in office. Your Approval of this Splendid Record SAY IT WITH BALLOTS Gov. Bricker xpeaku every Monday at 7:15 P.M. over Stations WAKR, WKRC. WGAR, WBNS, WHIO, WTOL. WFMJ, WWVA, WHBC, WLOK. WMAN, WPAY Ohio Republican Campaign Committee Don C. Power, Chmn., Cola., O.