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BUY UNITED STATES DEFENSE ’’bonds AND .STAMPS VOLUME NO. LXVII THREE BALLOTS TO BE GIVEN OUT AT BLUFFTON POLLS State, District and County Can didates Comprise the Larg est Ticket Bluffton Electors Will Go Polls Tuesday One Non Partisan Ballot Bluffton Bhiffton Bluffton to Bulffton electors will receive three ballots when they go to the polls in the November 3rd election to mark their choices for state officials. and county been and printed county and con- Separate ballots have for the state, district elective posts a judicial ballot a proposal to amend the state stitution. and bal- Names of all county, district state candidates appear on one lot and voters will mark in front of PRECINCT VOTING PLACES A—Zehrbach room, cor ner N. Main & Vine. B—H. S. Library. C—Geo. Rauenbuhler’s Plumbing Shop. D—Mayor’s Office. Bluffton Richland N—Twp. Room, Bluff ton. Beaverdam—Townhouse, Beaver dam. Orange W—Orange Center School Orange E—Township House Polls open 6:30 a. m. to 6:30 p. m. the names of their choices or in the circle under the party emblem. The gubernatorial listing will be at the head of each ticket. Non-Partisan Electors will vote for the judges on a non-partisan judicial ballot on which there will be no designation of party affiliation. The proposed amendment to the state constitution on which the vot ers are called on to pass judgment deals with the appointive power of the governor to fill vacancies in the office of any judge. There are no purely local proposi tions at the this fall in township. polls for consideration Bluffton and Richland make their decisions at Voters will four precincts in the town and 113 in the county W’ith polls open from 6:30 in the morning to 6:30 in the evening. Four hundred pounds of paper were used to print the ballots for use in the county. Clyde Yer ger, Former Rural Carrier, Dies Funeral services for Clyde Yerger, 66, for many years Bluffton rural mail carrier, were held at the Diller funeral home, Sunday afternoon. Officiating at the services was Rev. E. J. Penhorwood of Lima, former pastor of the Church of Christ here. Interment was made in Maple Grove cemetery. Mr. Yerger died Thursday evening at the Foltz convalescent home here where he had been a patient for the last ten months. For the past two years he had been in failing health following injuries received automobile accident while rural mail route. an in his on at 1876, Bluffton He was He was born Feb. 6, Findlay, and moved to where he had since resided, the only child of Charles and Martha Jane Goble Yerger. Following the death of his father he succeeded him in conducting the transfer line here. On Nov. 12, 1912, he was appoint ed rural mail carrier on Route 1, Bluffton. During his career as a carrier he saw his 15-mile route, carried by horse and wagon, change to the present 62-mile auto route. February’, 1941, he was forced to tire because of ill health after years of service. In re 29 ap a For many years before his was depart of the pointment as a carrier he member of the Bluffton Fire ment and was a member Rural Carriers association. On May 29, 1904, he was married to Catherine Rote of Orange town ship who died July 27, 1942. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Zora A. Basinger, Lima, and Miss Georgia Anna Yerger, at home, and one son, Staff Sergt. Wayne Yerger of Ft. Benning, Georgia. W Enlists In Navy of Clifford Thompson, southeast Bluffton who recently enlisted in navy was one of twenty-nine who left Lima Monday afternoon for the induction center in Toledo. the Announcement by the navy depart ment Monday night of the loss of the U. S. aircraft carrier Wasp, revealed a closely guarded secret that Homer Steiner, son of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Steiner of Thurman street, no# home on thirty days’ stay, was aboard the ill-fated ship when she’ sunk Solomon islands, a victim of ese torpedoes, September 15. Wears Two Stars Two stars worn as decoration on his navy uniform, Steiner explained signified two major engagements in Fuel Oil And Kerosei To Be Held At Hi Air Rid Wardens To Aid Halloween Police Air raid wardens will be on the lookout during the Halloween seas on—not for enemy bombers—but as the eyes of an organized effort to curb pranksters whose depredations have become especially annoying this year, it was announced by Mayor W. A. Howe, Tuesday. All air raid wardens have been ask ed by the Mayor to serve as deputies for the purpose of reporting destruc tion to property or any other action of a malicious nature on the part of Hallowe’en pranksters, it was an nounced the first of the week. Impending destruction should also be reported. Any group of pranks ters who are seen about to commit a depredation should also be report ed. Several reports have come to the attention of the Mayor and Marshal Lee Coon of property destruction by pranksters which the town govern ment will not tolerate, it ifas pointed out. District air raid wardens in the community are asked to report activ ities of this kind to the mayor, mar shal or night policeman Albert Reich enbach. Every attempt should be made to identify those responsible for the act, it was stated by the Mayor. Reports have come to the Mayor’s office concerning the slashing of bi cycle tires on the bikes parked out side of homes at night. This is a federal offense and will be dealt with severly by local government as well, the Mayor said. Soaping of windows is also in the category of activities prohibited here. Masquerading, minor pranks and harmless fun of any kind will be per mitted but destruction of property will bring the full penalty of the law, it was pointed out. Hold Funeral For Mrs. Scott Whisler Funeral services for Mrs. Scott Whisler, 77, of South Main street were held at the Stanley Basinger funeral home, Sunday afternoon. Rev. Paul Zimmerman, pastor of the United Brethren church of Rawson officiated and interment was made in the Clymer cemetery. Mrs. Whisler died Thursday after noon at Bluffton hospital following a lingering illness of two years. On May 19, 1937, she was married to Mr. Whisler who also has been a patient in the hospital here since last July. CARRIER WASP WHEN off the Japan Jersey Steiner is visiting in New’ this week and the announcement was made by members of the family who had been charged to observe strict se crecy in the matter pending official w’ord of the loss. Altho he has been home since Octo ber 22, the Bluffton seaman divulged no hint of his part in the epoch-mak ing battle of the South seas—how’ he w’as hurled fifty feet by the shock of exploding torpedoes as they struck the vessel—how he swam for hours in shark-infested waters and was fin ally recued by an American destroyer, losing all his belongings except the clothes on his back. husband, she is sur previous marriage by Clymer, Bluffton, a Besides her vived from a a son Pearl granddaughter, Mrs. Woodrow Stein er, Mt. Cory and a grandson L. Clymer, Findlay. John Bluffton Man Is Commissioned Officer Robert Oyer, son of Mrs. Adella Oyer of South Jackson street, has received a commission as 2nd lieu tenant in the Reserve Medical Corps of the United States Army. When he completes his academic work at Hahnemann Medical college in Philadelphia he will be advanced in rank to First Lieutenant. which he had participated. No furth er details, however, were given. The one star it is assumed repre sents the engagement off the Solomon islands while the other is believed to represent a mission undertaken by the Wasp last spring when it delivered aircraft to the British held island of Malta in the Mediterranean and was for a week a target of Axis bombers. Steiner is a third class petty offi cer aviation machinist’s mate direct ing activities of a operations on the deck. crew in cleaning Wasp’s hangar Sept. 15 Ship Sunk The ship was struck by an enemy torpedo on September 15 at 2:44 p. m. A few minutes later two more tor pedoes hit the carrier The Wasp, a wrecked hulk was sunk during the night by torpedoes from a U. S. de stroyer. The Wasp was the flag ship of the American task force engaged in cov ering the movements of reinforce ments being sent to the island of Guadalcanal. Operations of the American fleet caused the enemy to withdraw temporarily but it was still necessary’ to support the reinforce- le Registration gh School Next Week Consumers in Bluffton School District Will Register Tues day to Thursday Necessary to Bring Information Regarding Consumption Of Fuel of fuel oil and kero Bluffton school district for rationing at the Consumers sene in the will register Bluffton High school cafeteria on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week from 3:30 to 9:00 p. m. it was announced Wednesday morn ing by A. J. B. Longsdorf, in charge of the rationing program. The dealers and retail merchants will register on Tuesday only but other consumers will register on all three days, it was stated. Information Needed Harry Fox, Allen county coordin ator, declared Wednesday morning that each consumer registrant of fuel oil or kerosene, whether it is for a furnace, space heater, tractor, farm machine or whatever it might be, must be mindful of four factors and have the information when ap pearing at the school: 1—Square footage of the area to be heated. 2—Number of persons residing in the house or apartment to be heated. 3—Yearly consumption of the 12 months. 4—Amount of now on hand. past fuel kerosene or Footage question for Room each Most difficult person to answer probably will be the square footage of each room, Fox declared, determined by of a room by stance, a room have 80 square feet. This figure will be multiplying the width the length. For in eight by 10 feet would Basement and attic space, together with summer kitchens, storage areas and similar space not used for actual living, cannot be included. However, closets which open off a heated room can be included, Fox explained. Teachers will perform the work and at best, it is expected that each fuel oil consumer will require from 20 to 30 minutes time to complete registration. Procedure At the registration, there will be designated persons filling out appli users farm kero- cations for non-residential which include commercial and consumers of both fuel oil and sene. •s After the application is completed, they will be taken to another teacher working in a nearby room who will fill out the work sheet figures and from it determine the amount the consumer may buy. One teacher, to be designated as chief examiner, will review' the w’ork when it is completed. Registration for gasoline will take place one week later on Nov. 9-11. Real Estate Deal Forest Hagerman of North Spring street has purchased the Ross Got shall property on South Main street. Mr and Mrs. Gotshall will move next month to Warren where he has been transferred to another position by the Buckeye Pipe Line company. rHE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INT ERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, SDAY, OCT. 29, 1942 BLUFFTON SAILOR HOME ON LEAVE WAS ABOARD AIRCRAFT TTOMER Steiner of Bluffton, **"one of the survivors of the torpedoing of the aircraft car rier Wasp. He is spending a thirty day leave here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Steiner of Thurman street. ments. When it w&s too late, torpedo 30 CANDIDATES ON TWO BALLOTS AT ELECTION TUESDAY Twenty-two Running for State, District and County Offices Eight Candidates for Supreme Court aad Court of Appeals Names of 22 candidates—11 Repub licans and 11 Sam4rats will appear on the bi-partisan bbllot which each voter will receive at the polls next Tuesday. In addition to this will be a non partisan judicial ballot bearing names of eight candidates. In the first column of the bi-parti san ballot appears complete Repub lican ticket under the eagle, emblem of the party. The second column will be the Democratic ticket under the party’s emblem the rooster. Candidates on the judicial ticket will appear without party designation. Candidates Listed Complete list of candidates follows: For Governor—John W. Bricker, Republican John McSweeney, Demo crat. For Lieut Gov.—Paul M. Herbert, R. George .Nye, D. For Sec’y of State—Edward Hummel, R. John E. Sweeney, D. For Treas. of State—Don Ebright, R. Robert S. Cox, D. For Atty. General—Thomas J. Her bert, Herbert S. Duffy, D. For Congress at Large—George Bender, R. Stephen M. Young, D. For Congress 4th Dist.—Robert Jones, R. Clarence C. Miller, D. F. For State Senator—Fred S. Seibert, R. John W. Reed, D. For Representative, Gen. Assembly —L. H. Myers, R. Clyde Welty, D. For County Commissioner- Harry L. Burgess, R. Charles W. Lora, D. For County Auditor—Floyd B. Grif fin, R. Stanley A. Welker, D. Judicial Ticket For Judge, Supreme Court (term commencing Jan. 1, 1943)—William C. Dixon, Roy H. Williams. For Judge, Supreme Court (term commencing Jan. 2, 1943)—Willis Woehrle Metcalf Edward C. Turner. For Judge, Supreme Court (unex pired term ending Jan. 1, 1947) Charles S. Bell, T. J. Duffy. For Judge, Court of Appeals—Em mit E. Everett, Walter S. Jackson. Births The following births at the Bluff ton hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Burkholder, Pandora, a girl, Sara Beth, last Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Howell, Mt. Cory, a girl, Charlotte Anne, Thurs day. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Stevens, girl, Joyce Ann, Thursday. Stevens was formerly Miss Matter of this place. Mr. and Pandora, a day. Mr. and girl, Sharon Kay, Sunday. a Mrs. Fairy Hoffer, Mrs. Frederick boy. Dean Allen, Satur- Mrs. Russell Amstutz, a Mr. and Mrs. George Glick, Jenera, a boy, this Wednesday morning. SHE FELL VICTIM TO ENEMY TORPEDOES! wakes were sighted close to the ves sel just as she was changing course. Three struck forward in the vicinity of the magazine and gasoline tanks at time when the fuel system was in use and when the planes were loaded with bombs. a active being Terrific Commissions shock of the torpedoes was The flash of one extended The great, more than 100 feet into the air. The concussion was so terrific that Stein er was hurled for about 50 feet. Almost immediately great fires broke out all over the ship and there were many heavy internal explosions including bombs, gasoline tanks and other types of ammunition. The captain of the ship ordered the vessel backed around in order to bring her stem into the wind and give the crew the best chance to fight the fire and to get clear of burning oil in the water. Many of the casualties were caused by men fighting the fire in the hope of saving the ship. The order abandon ship was given an hour 20 minutes after she was hit. Deadline for Xmas Mailing Foreign Destinations is November 1 to and Lowered by Ropes any It was impossible to lower Mail Received by Boys at Yule tide is Good Morale Builder Many Bluffton residents have com pleted a portion of their Christmas shopping, at least as far as mailing packages to soldiers at foreign des tinations is concerned. All during the month of October, packages and postcards have been mailed at the post office here. Dead line for mailing articles destined to bring Yuletide cheer to the boys across the seas is November 1. Most of the Christmas mailing has been done but some last minute packages and letters are expected this week in the remaining few days in the month of October. For the guidance of friends and relatives the Army has drawn up a suggested list of gifts that will be most welcomed by the average serv ice man. Serviceable gifts should be the rule with compactness in size given careful consideration. In general, presents sent should be easy to carry and should be suitable for every type of climate. People sending gifts should always keep in mind that the armed serv ices provide their men with an abundance of food and clothing, in cluding blankets. However, dried fruits and hard candy which can through either weather are all Army says its handkerchiefs and tan colored socks. Cigars, stand a long trip tropic or arctic right. Also, the all right to send Emphasis is put on entertainment in the Army’s suggested list. Among the items recommended are: cigarets and cigaret cases, tobacco, pouches and light- pipes and ers. Books, newspaper and magazine subscrip tions playing cards, puzzles and small games. pocket sizes preferred, Automatic pencils, notebooks of pocket tionery. fountain pens, size and sta- razor blades, Small toilet kits, pocket flashlights, wallets and wrist watches. Preparation of packages is most important. The boxes and contain ers should be sturdy with strong wrapping. Ordinary shoe-box size packages are suggested, with the weight limited to six pounds. Boys in the service have written frequently that there is nothing that improves morale as being remem bered by the folks back home and Christmas packages certainly are a help in that direction, it has pointed out. been Public Schools To Close On Friday public schools will close in order to permit the attend the annual north- Bluffton on Friday teachers to west district meeting of the Ohio Education association at Toledo. Regular classes will be resumed on Monday morning. boats because the power hoists were by means of ropes. stroyer. All of the survivors were Christinas Mailing To Soldier Boys In u Foreign Service Is Largely Completed to r,.. wj L^aSt Kites Here I put out of action after the first tor-1 pedo hit. All of the men went down I I Steiner was with a group of men I who swam around in the shark in-1 fested waters for three or four hours I until picked up by an American de-1 placed on an American controlled is-l land and came to America on a Dutch transport. was assigned to the Wasp after com-1 pleting his training at the Greatl Lakes Naval Training school. Hel was last home prior to his present Ninety selectees, one of the larg est quotas of men to be sent from Allen County Draft board No. 3 will leave Lima, Thursday morning to undergo final physical examinations at Toledo preliminary to being in ducted into military service. Of the assigned quota of 92, two have previously enlisted. Men from this part of the county include: Racine Warren, John Card er, 1 ___ ____ ____ ______ and Kenneth Schaublin of Bluffton. Others Funeral services will be held in Bluffton at the First Mennonite church on Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. taught a large Bible class in Sunday school of that church. Survivors in addition to his are: three daughters, Mrs. William Williams of Columbus Mrs. Morris Huber of Cleveland and Miss Helene Quiring of Oberlin. relatives in Russia and Germany. taught a large Bible class in the “Bluffton’s I I I Steiner enlisted May 5, 1941 and I I leave on May 27 to June 1, just be-1 fore the Wasp departed for the Pa-1 cific. I He saw action in the Mediterranean when the vessel was engaged in the I I srho°' delivery of British fighting air craft I from 7:35 to 8:00 o clock, to the much bombed island of Malta. I He was graduated from Bluffton averaged a per capita sales of $14 High school in the class of 1938 and Per inonth ever month since Pearl was captain of the football team in I Harbor. This record is the highest his senor vear. He has a brother, Iin the 8tate of Ohio, according to T. Cleon Steiner, who is with the U. S. I D- McLaughlin, county chairman. Army air corps, at present stationed I Chairman of the Bluffton bond sales in Australia. Ninety per cent of the 54 em ployees of the Boss Manufactur ing company, North Main street, are buying bonds, it was stated I ___________________________________I nesday. Authorized deductions from employees pay checks Large Draft Quota To Leave Thursday Also included in the quota are LaVerne Morrison of Arlington, formerly of Bluffton and Mark Hou shower of 1 graduated last spring from BlufftonJ March” and Old college. Upper Sandusky who wasl^B Thomas and Roberf Vernon Mullen-1 Mrs. W. A. Howe, who will sing hour of Columbus Grove Robertl“The Blind Plowman” by Clarke and Donald Burkholder, Lima, Route 5,I “Invictus" by Huhn. He will be ac and Doyt Silas Stauffer, Lafayette. I companied by James Rimer. I I For Jacob Quiringi Rev. Jacob Quiring, 66, former I In addition to McLaughlin other Bluffton college Bible professor, died I officials of the Allen county bond at his home in New York City of a I committee will attend the meeting, heart ailment Tuesday noon. He The public is urged to attend. had been in failing health since July. Rev. Quiring came to America ini With about 30 solicitors yet to 1905 as an evangelist from Russia I make their reports, Bluffton’s war and Germany. He studied in the I chest drive will be concluded Wed Bible departments at Moody Bible I nesday evening. Thus far there is Institute, McCormick Theological! approximately $1,200 subscribed, it seminary and the University of Chi-1 was announced by W. A. cago. chairman. He was professor of Greek, He-1 Approximately 125 volunteer brew and Biblical literature at Bluff-1 ers have been engaged in a ton college from 1921 to 1981. He|matic house-to-house canvass of the went to New York city to use the I community for contributions to the library facilities for a research prob-1 war chest. Whether the goal of $2, lem in the field of semitics. I MO would be reached can not yet Rev. Quiring was a member of the lb6 determined, it was stated by the noted Rockefeller memorial Riverside I Mayor. Baptist church of which Dr. Harry I Emerson Fosdick is the partor. Hel I I There are also Burial will be at the Maple Grove cemetery. Bluffton District Youths Enlisting Youths in the Bluffton d.stnct enlisting in the army, it was indi cated by announcements of enlist ments the first of the week. The men left for the Toledo induction center Monday. BUY t'NrttO Mates SAVINGS /bonds Imomamvb NUMBER 26 PER CAPITA WAR highest'Estate Public Rally at High School This Wednesday Night to Broadcast Be Example to the Subject of Ad- Nation dress All Invited Giving recognition to Bluffton as having the highest per capita of war bonds in the state of the Allen county war bond mittee will present a Salute to ton program to be broadcast over Lima station WLOK in a public rally to be held at the Bluffton High sales Ohio, com Bluff- this Wednesday community of Bluffton has by Chas. Lloyd, manager, Wed- pay range from 10 per cent to 73 per cent, Lloyd said. campaign is Norman Triplett, of the Triplett Electrical Instrument Co. Jennings Speaker County Chairman McLaughlin of Lima will be in charge of the pro gram. Dale Jennings, Lima, Allen county commissioner, and well known in this community will be the speak er. He will speak on the subject, “Bluffton's Example to the Nation.” Music will be provided by the LaVerne" Huber, 'Paul* SoTdner I Blu^ton colle*e mixed strin* *uartet with Harold Thiessen playing the violin, Arthur Thiessen the cello, Robert Marshall Neuenschwander a I Baritone solos include: Franklin David! by Roger Howe, Robert They Patrol the flute and the piano. “American Favorite Songs.” will be presented son of Mayor and Instrumental numbers are in charge of Prof. Sidney Hauenstein land the vocal numbers by Prof. Russell Lantz both of the Bluffton college music faculty. War Chest Drive To Close Wednesday Howe, work syste- Receives Appointment Wade Shook, stationed at Great yf1 Lakes Naval Training station has been appointed athletic director signal instructor of his company platoon leader of his group, it announced the first of the week. I Among these are two Bluffton type D. C. milhammeters of ranges men: Robert Cooney, son of Mr. and I Mrs. R. K. Cooney and James fatter-I uavn. Persons having tins type neter son, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Pat-1 are requested to see Robert Benroth terson. for additional information. Orange township enlistments in clude Gerald Caris, son of Mr. »nd Mrs. Ralph Caris and Victor Moser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Moser, I Hospital tag day will be held here both in the army air corps. I Other enlistments are: Wilmerl sale of tags is under auspices of the Moyer, Mt. Cory and Donald Ru-1 Women’s Auxiliary and all proceeds dolph, Rawson. I and and was At Pacific Post Pvt. Jerome Herr, in the armed services, has arrived at an undis closed destination in the Pacific area, relatives here were advised the first of the week by word from the Radio Meters Wanted The government needs D’Arsonval between o-l to (1-500 and will pay $3 HOSPITAL TAG DAY next Tuesday, election day. The go to the hospital here. I I i St'