THURSDAY, DEC. 31, 1942
Fire Threatens Lima
One of the most treacherous fires
in the city’s history threatened the
entire business district when a stub
born fire wrecked the three story
brick building of the Frederick Pap
er and Twine
street in Lima
Co. on North Main
reported to have eat
into the adjoining
en their way
building occupied by the R. T. Gregg
Co. department store later in the
afternoon as the firemen continued
to battle the fire.
We try to make our Funeral Services
complete, modem, dignified, and
within your means.
Phone 144-W Bluffton, Ohio
SATURDAY NIGHT, JAN. 2
Because of help shortage and present restrictions
of supplies which make it impossible for us to main
tain our volume of production our bakery will be
We wish to take this opportunity to express
sincere appreciation for the liberal patronage and
many favors shown us during our twenty-three years
of business in Bluffton.
H. Siefield, Prop.
With All Best Wishes for
Health, Happiness and Prosperity
The blaze was discovered at 2
o’clock in the morning by a nearby
apartment tenant and a watchman.
Forty-two Lima firemen assisted by
crews from Kenton and Wapakonta
fought the blaze for 11 hours.
And you can help make glowing
health a reality by insisting on Pas
teurized Milk from us.
Contents of the building were
paper stock and other inflammable
material, according to J. F. Ketter
ing, manager, who estimated the val
ue of the building at $40,000 and
the contents at $60,000 stating that
they were insured for that amount
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GREETINGS TO YOU
FOR THE NEW YEAR
From the WHOLE “GANG
LET’S MAKE 1943 A HAPPY NEW YEAR
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THE BLUFFTON NEWS
B. F. BIERY, Business Mgr.
C. A. BIERY, Editor
Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio,
by the Bluffton News Publishing and
Subscription rates: Year, $2.00
six months, $1.25 anywhere in U. S.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Bluffton, Ohio,
under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Charles Miller of West Jefferson
visited with his family here over the
Mrs Martha Flick spent Christmas
in Detroit with her son, Donald Flick
Rev. and Mrs. A. C. Schultz and
daughter of Grove street were in
Chicago, Monday and Tuesday.
Marion Fisher, son of Mrs. Geo.
Swank, is home on furlough. He is
stationed at Panama Canal Zone.
Just arrived—Car of Little Joe
Block coal. Call Steiner Coal Co.,
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Stultz spent
Christmas in Green Springs the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Steiner Geiger and
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Goble of Find
lay visited Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Bigler of South
Dr. and rs.
family of Athens
Dr. J. S. Steiner
Main street over
F. B. Dilley and
were guests at the
residence on South
Mr. and Mrs. John Watkins and
Mrs. Dores Huber spent Christmas
with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beals and
family of South Jackson street.
Richard Mumma will leave Satur
day for Chicago to enroll as a student
in Presbyterian Theological seminary’.
Mumma previously attended Bluffton
Miss Ruth Todd and Mrs. Irene
Painesville spent Sunday
sister, Mrs. Arsin Hauen
family of South Main
Mrs. Paul Emmert and little son of
Topeka, Ind., are spending the holi
days with her parents, Dr. and Mrs.
W. M. Niswander of South Jackson
Mrs. Louis Deerhake and Miss
Imogene Link of Buckland will spend
the New Year’s week end with Pvt.
Louis Deerhake, Jr., in Atlantic City,
Mr. and Mrs. Olan Friedley of Dun
kirk and Mr.
with Mr. and
and Mrs. Henry Hilty
Rosann spent Sunday
Mrs. Robert Ewing on
Shook spent Christmas
with her husband in Chicago. He is
stationed at Great Lakes, 111., await
ing to be sent to school as soon as
there is a vacancy.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Evans and little
daughter of East St. Louis spent
Christmas at the home of Mrs. Evans’
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McElroy
of South Main street.
Just arrived—Car of Little Joe
Block coal. Call Steiner
Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Alliance spent the week
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Triplett of South Main street and
Mr. and Mrs. John Caris of Orange
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Decker have
moved from the Mrs. Zoe Zehrbach
apartments to the Mrs. M. M. Kibler
apartment recently vacated by
and Mrs. Walter Griffin who
Just arrived—Car of Little
Block coal. Call Steiner Coal
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Daymon
family of Toledo visited here Satur
day. Mr. Daymon, former instructor
in the Bluffton schools is now teaching
manual arts in the high school at
Ottawa Hills, a Toledo suburb.
Coach and Mrs. Dwight Diller
Bowling Green spent Christmas
the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Elmer Diller of Spring street.
Coach Diller, formerly of Bluffton
high school, is now coaching at
Bowling Green high school.
Noah Diller and
and Miss Amelia
spent the Christ
the home of Rev.
Diller of Alliance.
Diller returned to
Mr. and Mrs.
Greding of Lima
of several days
Bluffton for a visit
of Amos Tschiegg on North Jackson
street to Bluffton hospital Mrs.
Lloyd Stoodt and infant daughter
from Lima Memorial
their home southwest of
Mrs. James Patterson
daughter from Bluffton
the R. L. Cooney home on South
The annual Christmas dinner was
held in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Lora of South Main street,
when they entertained their children,
Mr. and Mis. W. C. Reinhard and
family, of Ada Mr. and Mrs. Omar
Gratz and sons, of Pandora Mr.
and Mrs. Milo Lora and
Columbus Grove also C.
and son Charles, Jr., and
Marcele, of Col. Grove.
ETON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Pvt. Richard Burkholder of Houl-
ton, Maine, spent the past week here
on furlough with his wife and fam
ily and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Triblehom and
Miss Sarah Amstutz spent Christ
mas day with Mr. and Mrs. John
Chidester. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald
Chidester of Beaverdam were also
visitors there on Christmas day.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Stettler ac
companied by Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Cox and daughter Julia Gretchen of
Ashtabula spent the week end with
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wiebe and
daughter of Willard.
Mrs. Ora Wetherill and Mrs. C. A.
Biery were in Kenton, Tuesday at
tending funeral services for O. P.
Blue of that place who
a sister of
Covington spent Christ-
mas at the home of Mrs. Henry’s
mother, Mrs. Anna Gromann and
Margaret and Morris Groman of
South Jackson street.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Huttenlocher
of Cleveland and Mr. and Mrs. M. D.
Hull of Tiffin visited here over the
holidays with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. F. L. Todd of Franklin street.
Gerald Todd also of Cleveland has
returned here awaiting his call for
All kinds of vulcanizing—cuts in
auto tires and inner tubes, bicycle
tires, rubber boots, overshoes, ga
loshes, hot water bottles—anything
in the rubber line. Prices reason
able. All work guaranteed. S. S.
Burkholder, 150 Cherry street, Bluff
ton. At side of high red building.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Castanien and
Dr. and Mrs. Harold Carbin of To
ledo, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Stalter
and family and Mr. and Mrs. Dale
Hilbish and family all of Columbus
were entertained over the Christmas
week end at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Stearns and family of
Last Rites For
Funeral services for Miss Ella
Reichenbach, 51, were held at the
St. John Mennonite church, of near
Pandora, Tuesday afternoon. She
died following an illness of three
months at the home of her brother
Ed. W. Reichenbach, west of
Besides the brother with whom
she lived, she is survived by another
brother, John H. Reichenbach, and
a sister, Mrs. Mary Sylvester, both
of the Pandora-Columbus Grove vi
She was a member of the St. John
church. Rev. P. T. Boehr, pastor,
officiated at the services. Burial was
in the church cemetery.
Where Our Soldier
Cpl. Edwin N. Rice 35500784
693 C. A. Btry., (A. A.) (A. W.]
A. P. O. 9
Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
Pvt. Eugene H. Augsburger
Co B, 6th Tr. Bn., 1st Pl.
Camp Wheeler, Georgia
Pvt. Wayne Habegger
398th School Squad, Flight
Keesler Field, Miss.
Pvt. Robert K. Cooney
765 T. S. S., Bk. B, 309
Buckley Field, Colorado
Pvt. James Patterson
305 T. S. S„ Bk. 8
Keesler Field, Miss.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Studer,
and Alan, of Toledo, and Mrs. Win
ifred Geiger, Barbara and Sara Jean
of Mystic, Conn., visited Sunday
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.
Thompson of Spring street.
H. Jack Clark, H. A. 2/c
U. S. Naval Hospital,
Family Xmas Dinner
An annual family Christmas din
ner was held Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Moyer and
family west of Mt. Cory.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Rothlisberger, Mr. and Mrs.
Gid Luginbuhl, Louella, Earl Dean
and Dora Jean Luginbuhl, Rev. and
Mrs. Gerald Bright, Mr. and
Lowell Habegger and Ronnie,
and Mrs. Dave Reichenbach
daughter Betty, Mr. and Mrs.
ert Luginbuhl and son Jimmy, all of
Murray Trippiehorn and son Don
visited Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hoch Farm Woman’s Club
stettler and daughter Carol of Find- The Farm Woman’s Club of
Wayne Luginbuhl of Lafayette,
Ind., and Mae Ellen Eier of Dayton.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hauenstein
and family, Mr. and
Tommy, Mr. and Mrs.
stein, Jo Ann, Shirley
all of Pandora, and Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Luginbuhl and Jean Ann of
Radio Sermon Series
“The New Year” is the subject of
the radio address to be given by the
Rev. A. C. Schultz, pastor of the
Ebenezer Mennonite church and
Bluffton college Bible professor in
the series over Findlay radio sta
tion WFIN Friday afternoon at 3:45
Orange township will hold an
day meeting at the home of Mrs.
Clara Augsburger on Thursday, Jan.
The following program will be
presented: Devotionals, Lydia Ew
ing Roll call, Saving Sugar Happy
New Year, Nora Miller It Mustn’t
Happen Now, Iona Marshall Cur
iosities of Our Calendar,
Marshall Keeping Up The
Bertha Williamson The
Washington, Clara Long.
Eastern Star Chapter
The regular meeting of the East
ern Star chapter will be held Friday
night at 7:30 o’clock. Evelyn Beals,
Reformed church has been postponed
from Monday, Jan. 4 to Monday,
M. C. Postponed
Gertrude Hoy Missionary
of the St. John’s Evang. &
Silver Wedding Anniversary
On Christmas eve, Mr. and Mrs.
Gail Rokosky entertained Mr. & Mrs.
Harry F. Barnes, Mrs. Mary Kathary,
Mrs. Paul Studer, Mr. and Mrs. Otto
Holtkamp aird famiy and Mr. and Mrs.
Forst Hagerman and family.
The occasion marked the Silver
Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
Barnes. Lovely gifts were received.
A pleasent evening was had by all
after which delightful refreshments
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Coon
and Mr. and Mrs. J.
were Christmas dinner
Mr. and Mrs. Charles
and family of Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. Donavin Gratz of
Harleysville, Pa., and Mrs. Otto
Amstutz spent Monday and Tuesday
with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rhoads
daughter of Detroit, Mich.
born May 31, 1891,
Kiene, she was
in the same house in which she
died in Pleasant, township.
Mr. and Mrs. Malcom Ewing
son spent Sunday afternoon at
Amos Basinger home.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Gratz
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schaublin
family were Thursday evening sup
per guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Schaublin and daughter.
Mrs. Arthur Yerks of
Mrs. Ella Dillman were
dinner guests at the
Weldon Luginbuhl home,
callers were Mr.
Mrs. Warren Moser and sons
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dillman
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hochstettler
and family spent Tuesday evening
with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Crawfis.
Sam Kohler passed away Sunday
afternoon at the Bluffton hospital
where he had been a patient for 5
weeks. Funeral services will be held
Wednesday forenoon at the Diller
funeral home, burial will
Christmas dinner guests
and Mrs. Sam Badertscher
were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Huber,
Mr. and Mrs. Cal Burkholder and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Quinten Burk
holder and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin Niswander and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Wayne Zimmerman and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight
Frantz and daughters, Mr. and Mrs.
Wilmer Badertscher and family and
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Badertscher.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart and
son Melvin spent Sunday evening
with Mr. and Mrs. John Marquart
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Basinger
and family spent Christmas day at
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Schaublin and
daughter Rachel were Sunday even
ing callers at the Leota Bowscher
home and the Elda Hoffman home
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Moser and
son, of Lima Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Wolfley and daughter, of Kenton
Mr. and Mrs. Dana Moser and Mr.
and Mrs. Hershal Moser and son, of
Col. Grove Mr. and Mrs. Warren
Moser and sons, Mr. rpid Mrs. Roily
Moser and son, and Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Gratz and son were Thurs
day evening supper guests of their
mother, Mrs. Minnie Moser.
Mr. and Mrs. Walton Alderfer
daughter, of Lancaster, Pa. Mr. and
Mrs. Donivan Gratz and son, of
Harleysville, Pa., .and Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Stevens, of Sandusky, spent
the holidays with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Otto Amstutz.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hathaway and
daughter spent Thursday evening
with Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Badert
scher and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gerber and
family, were Sunday dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Hochstettler
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hochstettler
and daughters and Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew Hochstettler and family
were Christmas dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Hochstettler.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Badertscher
and son were Sunday dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Moorehead.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gratz and
son, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Core and
family, of Lima Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
Gratz and son, Mr. and Mrs. Wil
ford Gratz and Mr. and Mrs. Reno
Gratz and daughter were Christmas
dinner guests of their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Ernest Gratz.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Coon of
Columbus are spending
with her parents, Mr.
J. I. Luginbuhl.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry
sons spent Monday
Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Brice
Harold, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kemph
family, Mr. Charley Marquart, of
Jenera Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart
and son and Mr. and Mrs. Francis
Marquart spent Christmas afternoon
with Mr. and Mrs. Philip Marquart,
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Zimmerman
and daughter were Sunday dinner
guests at the H. I*, and Oscar Zim
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Gratz and
family, Mr. and Mrs. John Badert
scher and daughter Clara, Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Detwiler and son and Miss
Roxann Eaton were Sunday dinner
guests at the Otto Amstutz home.
Mr. and Mrs. Mary
man and family were
ing supper guests of
Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Motter of Ft. Wayne, Ind.,
is spending this week with Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Matter and daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Matter and
family spent Saturday evening
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Gratz.
Everett A. Sutermeister,
Class Musician in the United
Naval Reserve, has begun a
of recruit training at the
mentals and military drill,
dition, he and the other petty offi
cers in his company will receive spe
cial instructions necessary for their
rank, as well as the usual physical
Notice—Mail orders for Watkins
products given prompt attention.
True W. Yale, Ada, O. 38
Wanted—To buy small house in
Training station at
training includes an intensive
in seamanship, naval funda-
Rubber footwear will last longer
if kept clean. Oil and grease are
especially harmful if allowed to re
main long enough to penetrate into
the rubber. Many shoes and boots
have been ruined by being placed
too near stoves while attempting to
rags, will pay 6
Bluffton News office.
We still have Pfister
adapted to your farm,
M. E. Diller, Bluffton phone
Wanted—Farm hand. Married man
preferred. Good wages. Will furn
ish house for family. Present man
being drafted. Rev. V. H. Allman,
Bluffton phone 650-R.
Wanted—Man or boy by
month to do chores on farm
miles south of
Robt. Cochron, Ada, R.
For rent—Modern five room
Apply before 5 p. m., 152 N. Jackson
street. Phone 356-T.
For sale—5 room cottage, 2 acres
of truck ground with good chicken
coop and garage combination house
with five acres well
W. Althaus, phone
quarts, 5 and 10 pound pails
pound cans. Howard Rickly,
south on Bentley road.
shite rug 9 by 12 and studio couch.
Geo. Carmack, 121’2 S. Main St.
sale—Slightly used bedroom
For sale—Reed organ. Inquire
News office. 39
For sale—Apples and
20c gallon. Augsburger
For sale—Pure sugar
ses, good for pancakes
Sold by Community Market and R.
For sale—Plenty of Little Joe
Block coal at $8.50 per ton delivered.
Steiner Coal Co., phone 265-Y.
For sale—1941 model 6.3
Norge refrigerator porch
like new Simmons studio couch, like
new 1940 model Magic Chef table
top gas range boy’s bicycle, used
four months. Inquire 152 N. Jack^
son street. Phone 356-T.
For sale—900 square feet of used
metal ceiling also 6 large doors 3*2
by 11’2 ft. These doors, part wal
nut, were used as a folding parti
tion. Inquire News office.
Strayed—Half-grown cat, black
with four white feet, last seen near
Balmer saw mill. Finder please call
phone 377-W. Reward.
A family Christmas
gift exchange was held
Steiner home east of
at the E. P.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray C. Steiner and
children of near Sterling Mr. and
Mrs. Carey Steiner and Irvin Stein
er of Columbus Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Manges and children of near Find
lay Stanley Steiner of Detroit Miss
Lucille Steiner, Miss Leah Steiner,
Miss Nettie Dodge and E. P. Steiner
of this place.
A male octette will be featured in
the weekly broadcast of the Ebenez
er Mennonite church over Findlay
radio station WFIN Sunday after
noon at 4:15 o’clock. The unit in
cludes: Emerson and Leroy Lugibill,
Willis Amstutz, Clayton and Vincent
Bucher, Melvin Zimmerly, Aaron
Messinger and Chris Gratz. Mrs.
William Althaus is the pianist.
W. F. IUTZI
Dependable Insurance for
See Us For Bonds
Ceiling on Poultry lifted.
Sam” wants 200,
Chicks—Hatch off Jan. 11
Residents of Hancock
County may purchase 1943
Dog Tags from Zelma In
galls at the Community
Market in Bluffton, Ohio.
Male Dog $1.00
Female Dog $3.00
No Fee for Registration
Frank H. Huffman
Auditor Hancock County
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Sweetheart Of The Fleet
Riders of Death Valley
Happy New Year
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