Newspaper Page Text
VOLUME NO. LXVII
72 SELECTEES TO UNDERGO PHYSICAL EXAM FOR ARMY Draft Board Announces Regis trants to go to Toledo Next Wednesday Summons Marks First Step Draft Board to Fill Feb ruary Quotas of regis under- Toledo Seventy-two Allen county trants have been summoned to go physical examination at next Wednesday to determine their fitness for army service, it is an nounced by Allen County Draft Board No. 3. Announcement of names of those called for physical examination marks the beginning of the board’s activi ties to fill February quota calls. The January’ quota calls were filled when a croup of fiftyone selectees left Lima last Thursday for induction into the army at Camp Perry. Summoned for Examination Those summoned for physical ex amination are: Gerald Guthrie, Carl Beery, Doni van McKinney, Doyt Hanthorn, Wayne Luginbuhl, Kenneth Martman, Kenneth Oberly, John R. Stettler, Otmar Osting, Roy Driver, Robet. Polter, Robert Fisher, Lewis Ben nett. Harold Luterbein, Harold Wilson, Maynard Badertscher, Hubert Bart lett, Raymond Kealing, John Dover, Lewis Thompson, Chas. Clark, Joe Hall, Paul Spallinger, Carl Hopen sack. Raymond Staley, Winfield Pugsley, Arthur Thiesssen, Richard Fisher, Phil Miller, Robet. Lotz, Howard Bowsher, Arnold Miller, John Neu mier, Thos. Dillon, James Fetter. Frances Enslen, Bernard Murphy, Clifford Bowers, Don Curtis, Hubert Elwer, Lewis Hamilton, Simon Bren neman, Celestine Schmidt, Willie Fin ney, Harry Ferguson. Theo. RedSck, Roger Ditto, Virgil Elwer, Wayne Sherrick, Lawrence Kidde, Alphonse Miller, Robert Key set, Chas. Irvin, Clarence Lowe, Fred erick Haehn, Harold Fast. Otis Heisey, Paul Pennypacker, Robt. Clark, Robt. Long, Robt. Gro han, Harry Watkins, Russell Reser, Jr. Donald Schlegel, Clifford Bow ers, Elias McDonald, Jr. Dale Rum sey, Willard Evans, Donald Louse, Donald Gibson, Lewis Youngpeter, Virgil Boop. Last Rites Held For Charlie Oehrli Funeral services largely attended, were held for Charlie Oehrli, 70, at the Paul Diller funeral home, Sun day afternoon. Officiating at the services was his pastor Rev. E. N. Bigelow of the Presbyterian church. Burial was in Maple Grove cemetery. Mr. O.ehrli died at his home on Poplar street Thursday night at 8 o’clock following several months’ ill ness frou a heart ailment. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Oehrli, he was born in Interlaken, Switzeiland, April 23, 1872. He came with his parents to Forest ten years later and afterward to Bluffton. On January 17, 1912, he was mar ried to Corda Henry vives. The couple thirty-first wedding the Sunday previous Kraft who sur observed their anniversary on to his death. He was a butcher by trade and for twenty years was employed at the Bigler Bros, meat market here. He was a member of the Presby terian church and for a number of years served as a member of the church board of trustees. For sev eral years previous to his death he led a retired life. Third Bluffton Girl Joins WAACS Miss Martha Mae Edgecomb, daughter of Mrs. Bessie Edgecomb of the Zehrbach apartments, Main and Vine streets, left Sunday for the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps camp at Des Moines, Iowa. Two other Bluffton girls have joined the army organization. These are Miss Mary Jane Carr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Carr, north of town, also at the Des Moines camp Miss Hope Kincaid, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Kincaid of South ing call training Miss who is await three WAAC Main street, to one of camps. Mary Elise Heckathom, Earl daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Heckathorn, former Bluffton resi dents, joined the WAVES, a sister organization, several months ago. Manufacture Of Hog Houses Starts Here Bluffton added another industrial enterprise to its growing list this week when Harvey Wilch, residing in the J. A. Hochstettler property on High street began the manufacture of hog houses. His shop is located at the rear of the Economy store on South Main street. Rapid expansion of hog raising in the Bluffton district has made the outlook for the brooder houses par ticularly promising and Wilch who was employed in a Lima defense in dustry resigned his position there to enter the manufacturing field. Wilch is experienced in this line of work having been previously located in Kenton from which point he re cently moved his machinery to Bluff ton. HALF PINT, PINT MILK DELIVERIES OUT ON MONDAY Order from Agriculture Dept. Eliminates Milk Purchases Less Than Quart Part of Nation-wide Economy Plan to Eliminate Un necessary Services Bluffton housewives may not milk in pint or half-pint containers after next Monday, it was indicated this week in an announcement from the office of the United States De partment of Agriculture. This is part of a general nationwide economy plan designed to effect sav ings by eliminating unnecessary’ ser vice and passing the profit to both the consumer and farmer. Bread Restriction Bread was placed under similar re striction® last week by Secretary of Agriculture Claude Wickard, who favors a policy of economizing in the distribution of commodities instead of governmental subsidies to keep the price down. In addition to eliminating milk pur chases of less than one quart the new order provides that commercial firms will be prohibited from buying from more than (two dealers unless each purchase amounts to more than 300 quarts. Surplus Milk Surplus milk may not be returned to dealer, thus requiring firms to or der no more than they are using. A deposit of at least one-cent-a-quart must be made on each bottle thus in suring that all will be returned. Delivery trucks will not be permit ted to carry any more milk than the amount ordered in advance. While some consumers of milk here have the commodity delivered in pint bottles most of them prefer the large bottles. No reduction in total volume of business was expected by local milk distributors as the result of the new decree. earns-Montgomery Nuptials Tuesday In an impressive double ring ceremony performed at the Metho dist parsonage, Miss Marjorie Reams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Reams of this place and- Charles Montgomery, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Montgomery of Orange township, were married Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Rev. J. A. Weed, pastor of Bluffton Methodist church, read wedding vows in the presence of immediate families. ding supper Grill, yellow tapers center cake. Rabbit And Chicken Raising Expands As Rationing Of Other Meats Looms the the the The bride was attractively attired in a light blue street length frock and wore a yellow shoulder corsage made up of small crysanthemums. A contrast accessories. was provided by black ceremony the wed held at the Walnut the was table was decorated in white with four white Following The and lighting the table, was a two tiered wedding In the Guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ream and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Charles Montgomery and daughter Sue Mrs. Clyde Klingler, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Motter Mrs. Leona Stettler and Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Weed. Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery are both recent graduates of Bluffton High school. She is employed at the Triplett Electrical Instrument Co. Mr. Montgomery will leave for army service on Friday. Rabbit Raising in Bluffton De velops Into Definite Com mercial Venture Breeding Stock Price Doubles More Chickens to be Raised In Country With the prospect of meat ration ing in the offing, raising of rabbits and chickens as a substitute meat supply source bids fair to develop into a major activity this spring. Rabbit raising has already gotten well under way with breeding stock difficult to obtain and prices about double levels. Raise Many buy in Town Rabbit raising has been taken up principally by town residents since this is one of the few forms of live stock which may be raised to ad vantage in the more closely settled districts. The hutches require only a small space in the corner of a garage or barn and the animals ma ture quickly, bringing a rapid turn over of the invested capital. Chicken raising in the rural dis tricts will show a definite uptrend as the result of the proposed meat rationing program, it is indicated. Local hatcheries report a large de mand for their product with ordters running considerably ahead of last year. However, the larger space re quired for chickens will restrict poul try projects principally to farms in this area. March Of Dimes Drive Under Way Bluffton public school students are responding generously to the March of Dimes drive being held in antici pation of the President’s birthday on Saturday and residents also are in vited to contribute to the fund, it was stated by A. J. B. Longsdorf, local chairman. Climaxing the drive will be the President’s Birthday Ball to be held at the Lima Memorial hall Saturday night. Mayor W. A. Howe is on the ticket committee for the ball. Funds from the drive and the ball go to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis which maintains 2,900 chapters throughout the coun try giving immediate aid victims regardless of age, creed. to polio color or Buys Woodman Order $100 In War Bonds in ex- the the Bluffton’s Woodman lodge has vested $100 in war bonds and pects to buy additional bonds in future. This was disclosed at annual meeting of the order held in connection with a dinner at Pine’s Walnut Grill last Wednesday night. Officers of the order elected for the coming year include: Veneral Counsel, Joe Stagey sec., Geo. Rauenbuhler treas., Charles Lloyd trustees, Walter Schaublin, Guy Corson and Lee Coon. Auxiliary To Hold Membership Drive A membership drive will be held by the Women’s Auxiliary of the Bluffton hospital all next week, it was announced by Mrs. H. H. Huser, chairman of the campaign. Teams have been selected and a systematic house-to-house canv ass will be made. The membership drive is held every two years. More than 200 members are in the auxil iary organization at the present time. Births Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rhodes of De troit, are the parents of a 6% pound boy, Michael Norman, born at Woman’s Hospital in Detroit. Mrs. Rhoads was the former Miss Vida Amstutz of this place. The following birth at the Bluff ton hospiiai: Dr. and Mrs. Vance Taylor, Leip sic, this Wednesday morning. Stationed In Colorado Ralph E. Diller who recently was called for army induction has been sent from Camp Perry to Camp Hale, Colorado, where he is now in training it was announced the first of the week. I THE BLUF ON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE OF BIUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, 28, 1943 FOR S and Truck Be Less Dai then only at their former largely as a Previously followed hobby by a few fanciers, rabbit rais ing has already expanded to the point where it has become a definite commercial activity in the Bluffton district. Market prices, prospective trends in demand for this or that product and even crop rotation, all of them ordinarily major factors in plan ning for the year’s operations are now secondary to that of manpower. Changes Coming Much of the surplus acreage as a result of the reduction program is expected to be used for growing of corn and soybeans while fields not put under cultivation may be used for grazing. AY, JAN, —.................. “IS KEY NNING WORK I Crops Will 's Labor Grow- If Crops Will ogs and Up it to which farm oper district and character of Manpower—the is available—will ations in the Bluffton determine the kind and crops raised during the coming sea son according to farmers who now are making plans for spring and summer work. i 4* Of all factors entering into farm planning this year,. man-power is dominant and the entire agricultural program will of necesity be adapted to conform to the available labor supply. will area far- That the shortage of labor change the farm picture in this is generally admitted. How reaching will be th? change will de pend largely upon the stringency of labor supply. In general those farm products re quiring a minimum of labor will be favored. Crops adaptable to mech anized farming, or those in which the labor factor is*^ will be in the ascend) important The coming summerp likely to see a sharp reversal of truck gardening i foodstuffs I' trend toward growing of for cannerf processing. Tomatoes Fewer Tomato a ’d Pickles and pickle growing which expanding firing the past ^f commercial obably be cul because of have been several years be cannery demand tivated on a redi the large labor factor-involved. Likewise sugar beet and potato acreages may be less due to labor conditions. Producers of hybrid corn also may experience difficulty in ob taining help during the growing sea son when considerable hand labor is required. Prospects Good are good for the Bluff continue as a center of Hog Prospects ton area to hog production, for a corn acreage at least as large as that of last year, there is every indication that the crop’ will continue to be marketed in the form of pork. With the outlook Just how far the present situation will affect dairying in this area re mains to be seen. With whole milk quoted at $2.85 per hundred pounds —the best price in more than 20 years—farmers are reluctant to dis (Continued on page 8) In Navy Air School Gerald Todd, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Todd who recently enlisted in the navy is in training as a naval cadet at John Carroll university, Cleveland. He expects to be located there about three months. Promoted To Sergeant Carl Steiner of this place now in training at Camp Campbell, Ky., has been promoted from private first class to sergeant, it was announced the first of the week. Rationing Calendar So that you may keep in mind the numerous important war-time ra tioning dates, the Bluffton News is publishing this weekly reminder: JAN. 26—Last day of fuel oil heating period No. 2. JAN. 31—Last day to use Sugar Stamp No. 10 for three pounds of sugar. FEB. 7—Last day to use Stamp No. 28 in War Ration Book No. 1 for one pound of coffee. 20—Last day of fuel oil period No. 3. 28—Last day for hold FEB. heating FEB. ers of and booksvto have their automobile tires inspected. FEB. 28—Last day for inspec tion of truck tires. MARCH 31—Last day for A book tire inspection. Should high school girls wear slacks to class? Bluffton high school students answered a definite “no”, according to results of a poll of stu dent opinion taken during the past week by the “Cutlass”, student newspaper. The prevailing view of both girls and boys, according to results of the poll published in the student'journal was that slacks have their place— but the place is not in the class room. Wearing of slacks to class has not been generally prevalent here and as a result of the poll the practise is not expected to become widespread. Electric Current And Of Municipal Pl Board of Public Affairs Makes Annual Report of Plant Operations Bluffton Consumers Pay $56,044 For Current $12,283 for Water Supply Receipts for electric current and water service during the past year were the largest in the history of the Bluffton municipal plant, it was revealed in the annual report of the Board of Public Affairs, made Tuesday. The report, drafted S. Hauenstein, clerk of the appears in detail in this issue Bluffton News. Hjgh School Students Poll Against Girls Wearing Slacks To Classes public by E. board, of the Receipts for electric current for the year showed an aggregate of $56,044, this being an increase of approximately $3,000 over last year’s total. Receipts for water and heating sei vice in 1942 are listed at $12,283 and $4,294 respectively as compared with the previous year’s totals $10,977 and $3,223. of Buy Turbine Sell Engine A second turbo-generator unit 1250 KW capacity installed during the part year is listed in the report as costing $17,506. The board re ceived $4,000 from the sale of a 300 KW Skinner steam engine which was disposed of when the turbo-generator unit was installed. The Skinner unit was purchased by the Pet of St. Louis. of Milk Co., borrowed used for An item of $15,000 in money represents funds payment ana installation colts of the turbo-generator. Of this amount, the sum of $2,500 has been repaid. Salaries and labor showed an ad vance from $16,469 in 1941 to $21, Coal, for which $20,007 1941 599 in 1942. was paid in 051 in 1942. for the year $7,695, the report advanced to $21, books were closed a cash balance of showed. The with Hospital Has Record Number Of Patients Reflecting to some extent help shortages in Bluffton and nearby communities, there was a record number of patients at the Bluffton hospital on January 17, it was an nounced this week by Miss Sylvia Biederman, superintendent of the in stitution. There were 33 patients at the hos pital, 12 of which were that time. Both figures totals, it was announced, vious high record was 31 also recorded in the month of Janu ary last year. January has always been the busiest month of the year, it was pointed out. babies at are record The pre which was Books Are Wanted For Armed Forces Bluffton repdents are again asked to bring all the books they can spare in the second Victory Book compaign to provide reading material for mem bers of the armed forces, it was an nounced this week by Miss Ocie An derson, hbrai ian at the Bluffton school and public library. The armed forces need millions of books for camps, ship libraries, train ing centers and other reading sta tions. They emphatically do not need dog eared out-dated algebra books. They want enjoy reading such mystery, biography, books they will as good fiction, etc. donated in the The books to be campaign may either be brought to the public library here or Miss And erson may be contacted and will make arrangements for the collection of the books. More than half of all Lend-Lease supplies exported in 1942 were mili tary items. V A typical comment of the senior girls was as follows: “Girls ought to keep a little femininity and slacks don’t seem to help the situation any.” Several of the girls expressed their disfavor in regard to wearing slacks to school with the logical observation that “if girls wear slacks, the boys have a right to wear skirts.” The boys questioned, in the sur vey, were also entirely opposed to having girls wear slacks to school. One senior lad confessed with com plete candor that he did not “care so much for slacks, but I sure like shorts”. Water Receipts mt At Record Levels Nearly Loses Ear In Fall From Haymow Sam Reel, 58-year-old farmer, nearly lost his right ear and suf fered a deep gash on the top of his head when he fell from the haymow of his barn at his farm near the A. C. & Y. crossing, northeast of town on Route 69 Saturday after noon. Reel with pitchfork in his hand was working in the haymow when a board broke and he fell to the barn floor below. He was breught to the Bluffton hospital where it was found that his ear was badly torn. The ear was sewed on by Dr. B. W. Travis. Reel was removed to his home on Tues day. Bluffton Woman Begins WAAC Course Mary J. Carr, of Bluffton, has be gun training in the Woman’s Army Auxiliary Corps. She was immediately assigned to a receiving center company for a week’s elementary military training. Here she is issued clothing and equipment, instructed in rudiments of drill, and given Army classifica tion tests. These tests will help de termine the job she will fill in the WAAC. For the following four weeks, she will be assigned to a basic company for more detailed training preparing her to replace a man in a non-com bat Army job. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Carr, residing north of Bluff con. H. S. Football Team To Be Lions9 Guests Members of the Bluffton High school football squad will be guests of the Lions club at the meeting of the organization at the Walnut Grill Monday night at 6:15 o’clock. The meeting has been changed to Monday because the high school basketball team plays at Columbus Grove on Tuesday night. Sports mo tion pictures will be presented by Coach A. C. Burcky of Bluffton col lege. To Sing In Choir On Concert Tour Mary E. Stearns, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stearns of Spring street, will accompany the 40 voice concert choir of Heidelberg college, Tiffin, when the choir travels during the annual mid-year vacation begin ning next week. The itinerary has been drastically curtailed this year because of travel restrictions. Prof. Amos Ebersole is the choir conductor. Ranks Corporal Henry W. Schaller, in training at Camp Campbell, Ky., was recently promoted from private first class to corporal. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Schaller of near Bluffton. In New Locations D. B. Morgan has moved from Findlay to the farm of the late Clyde Yerger near Beaverdam. H. O. Berno, who occupied the place has rented a farm near Miller City and will move this spring. Advances In Rank Kenneth Gable, son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Gable of North Jackson street, has been advanced in rank in the United States Coast Guard to 1st Class Seaman. He is located at Bay City, Michigan. BUY UNIT BO BTATBB STAMPS NUMBER 40 LAWMAKERS GET FARMERS PROTEST AGAINST FAST TIME Bluffton Institute Resolution is Sent to Columbus and Washington Seek to Have Clocks Thruout State Set Back to Central Standard Time Farmers’ protests against the con tinuance of the present daylight sav ing “fast” time in Ohio will be heard both in Columbus and Washington, it was announced the first of the week by officers of the Bluffton Farm in stitute. Copies of resolutions adopted at the institute vigorously denouncing the present fast time and asking for a return to Central Standard “slow” time were sent to State Senator Fred Siebert and L. M. Myers, Allen county representative at the General As sembly. A copy of the resolution also is in the hands of Congressman Robt. Jones in Washington. Altho not officially on the program agitation for a change to “slow” time was one of the principal topics of conversation at the institute and came to a head when the resolutions com mittee included the protest in their report which was unanimously adopt ed at the closing session. Text of Resolution Text of the resolution as sent to legislators in Columbus and Washing ton follows: “Resolved that we favor a return to Central Standard time as vital to an efficient prosecution of the war ef fort by the farmer. “We are convinced that any detri mental effect which such a change may have on industry is not to be compared with the hardships which the present arrangement works on agriculture and definitely lessens food production essential to a successfgl prosecution of the war.” Delay Farm W’ork, Charge Farmers charged that present day light saving time delays work not on ly because it is necessary to wait un til daylight to begin much of the day’s work, but also especially in har vest time many operations cannot be started until the dew accumulated during the night is dried by the morn ing sun. Under daylight saving time ,little work of this nature can be done be fore noon. Farmers thruout the state are pro testing the continuance of daylight saving time and a change to “slow” time whereby the clocks would be set back one hour is before the Ohio leg islature. Second Bluffton Woman Joins WAACS Hope Kincaid, the second Bluffton woman to enroll in the Woman’s Army Auxiliary Corps, has complet ed her physical and mental examina tions and is awaiting call to one of the training centers. The three training centers are lo cated at Des Moines, Iowa, Daytona, Beach., Florida, and Oglethorpe, Ga. Mary Jane Carr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Carr, North of town, is in training at Des Moines. Miss Kincaid expects to be called to one of the centers in two or three weeks. The branch of army service to which the WAACS are assigned is decided at the training center after a series of aptitude tests. Miss Kincaid is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Kincaid of South Main street. She graduated from Bluffton High school in the class of 1939 and has been employed at the Triplett company. With The Sick Mrs. Amy Matthews who has been ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sidney Hauenstein on Compus Drive, is improving. Mrs. N. W. Cunningham is con fined to her bed for several days at her home on South Jackson street. Mrs. Eva Patterson who sustained a fractured hip in a fall several weeks ago is improving at the hos pital here. Income Tax Man Coming A deputy collector of internal revenue will be in Bluffton at the mayor’s office on February 11 and March 2 to assist taxpayers in pre paring their income tax returns.