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UNITED DTATES /BONDS IMSStMiM VOLUME NO. LXVH BLUFFTON WILL GO ON “SLOW” TIME SCHEDULE SUNDAY Governor Bricker Signs Bill Wednesday Morning for New Ohio Time Industry, Business, Schools and College to Operate on State Time Bluffton institutions, Wednesday were making preparations to adjust their operations to the new time schedule which goes into effect Sun-^ day morning at 2 a. m. The bill was signed by Governor John Bricker, Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock authorizing “slow” time as official for the state. Under this arrangement clocks will be turned back one hour at the desig nated time Sunday morning. Local industries and business gen erally it is expected will adjust their schedules to the new state time. The Triplett Electrical Instrument com pany it was stated Wednesday will operate their regular schedules on the state time and opening and clos ing of local retail establishments will conform also. The Boss Manufacturing company will change its clocks to the new state time, it was announced by Chas. Lloyd, manager. However, the plant will then open in the morning at 7 a. m. instead of 8 a. m. Turn Town Clock Back Bluffton’s town clock will be turned back one hour Sunday morn ing, it was stated by Mayor W. A. Howe, Wednesday. The public schools will operate their present schedules on the state time, it was announced by Supt. of Schools A. J. B. Longsdorf. Bluffton college will also operate on the state time, it was announced, however, classes will convene a half hour earlier ■when the switch is made to the new time. Radio on War Time Radio stations and railroads will continue to operate on federal war time and persons intending to hear radio programs or catch trains will find these schedules one hour earlier than the state time. The Citizens National bank here will operate on the state time, it was announced Wednesday. This is in conformity with an announcement by the Ohio Bankers association that banks conform to the official time of the community in which they are located. The impression was growing here that it will probably be necessary to label all clocks in public places as to the time on which they are running. In New Locations Wm. Amstutz, who recently pur chased the farm of the late Mary Ann Follet, southwest of Bluffton, will move on it the first of March from the Chas. Bowers farm near Rockport. Noah and Homer Follet who occu pied the Mary Ann Follet farm will move to their newly purchased place the former Clair Moser place north of Beaverdam this week. Clair Moser has vacated the place he sold to the Follet brothers and has moved to the nearby farm of his father, the late Noah Moser. Mr. and Mrs. Abe Baumgartner and family have moved here from Idaho and are occupying the farm which they purchased from Stewart Berryhill, the former Rev. Chris. Steiner farm, southwest of Bluffton near Rockport. Baumgartner is a native of this vicinity. Stewart Berryhill has rented the College 'farm, formerly the Thutt farm, formerly occupied by Paul Amstutz and will move there soon. H. O. Berno will move this month from the Yerger farm to a smaller farm near Findlay. R. S. Porter of near Wapakoneta will occupy the Yerger farm vacated by Berno. Clayton Murray Gets Job As Night Police Clayton Murray has been appoint ed night police b. Mayor W. A. Howe and the appointment confirmed by the council. The appointment fills the vacancy caused by the resignation of Albert Reichenbach who recently entered the iesi,uurant business here. Mur ray replaces Robert Watkins who served for a week under temporary appointment following Reichenbach’s resignation. Following a six months’ probation ary period, Murray’s appointment will become permanent under pro visions of the new Ohio law. & I OPA Form No. R-1301 United States of Declaration 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. false statement or representation aa to any matter within the jaarisdae tion of any department or agency of the United States. Jiu-Jitsu demonstrations by two officers of the state highway patrol featured the ninth charter night meeting of Lions club held at the Walnut Grill Tuesday night. The ladies night meeting was at tended by other clubs in the district, the largest delegations being from Lima and Findlay. District Gover nor Frank Link of Sandusky spoke at the meeting which celebrated the ninth anniversary of the granting of the charter. Various holds for self-protection and disarming an opponent were demonstrated by the highway patrol officers from the Findlay station. The officers demonstrated the tech niques of forcing an opponent to get out of a chair or to accompany the officer if stubborness would be exhibited. Breaking of choke holds and dis arming an opponent using a pistol or rifle were also demonstrated by the officers. District Governor Link spoke of the rapid growth of Lionism and the value of service clubs to the com munities they serve. Two new members, George Car mack and Jesse Yoakum, were taken into the club in special ceremonies in charge of A. J. B. Longsdorf. Dinner music was furnished by a trio composed of Treva Arrants, Betty Steinman and Jean Ann Stein man. Bluffton Girl Is Showing Improvement Improvement in the condition of Marilyn Stratton, seventh grade stu dent suffering from a rare form of anemia, is reported this week. The child, eleven-year-old daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Strat ton, south of town, has been ill for several months with the blood condi tion. In the past week, however, she has been responding favorably to treatment. nr1 FORM FOR RATION BOOK NO. 2 America OFFICE OF PRICE ADMINISTRATION Declaration: Form Approved. Budget Bureau No. OB-K126-42 One copy of this Declaration must be filed with the Office of Price Administration by each person applying for War Ration Book Two for the members of a family unit, and by each person who is not a member of a family unit. File at the site designated. Coupons will be deducted for excess supplies of the foods listed below according to the schedules announced by the Office of Price Administration. CONSUMER DECLARATION Processed Foods and Coffee I HEREBY CERTIFY that I am authorized to apply for and receive a War Ration Book Two for each person listed below who is a member of my family unit, or the other person or persons for whom I am acting whose War Ration Book One I have submitted to the Board That the name of each person and number of his or her War Ration Book One are accurately listed below That none of these persons is confined or resident in an institu tion, or is a member of the Armed Forces receiving subsist ence in kind or eating in separate messes under an officer's command That no other application for War Ration Book Two for these persons has been made That the following inventory statements are true and include all indicated foods owned by all persons included in this Cotfee 1. Pounds of coffee owned on November 28, 1912, minus 1 pound for each person included in this Declaration whose age as stated on War Ration Book One is 14 years or older. .... 2. Number of persons included in this Declaration whose age as stated on War Ration Book One is 14 years or older (oased Foods Include all commercially canned fruits (including spiced) canned vegetables canned fruit and vegetable juices canned soups, chili sauce, and catsup. Do not include canned olives canned meat and fish pickles, relish jellies, jams, and preserves spaghetti, macaroni, and noodles or home-canned foods. 3. Number of cans, bottles, and jars (8-ounce size or larger) of commercially packed fruits, vegeta bles, juices and soups, chili sauce and catsup owned on February 21, 1943, minus 5 for each person included in this Declaration. 4. Number of persons included in this The name of each person included in this Declaration and the number of his or her War Ration Book One is: Print Name Number If additional apace is needed, attach separate sheet NOTICE.—Section 15 (A) of the United Stetw Criminal Coate makes aaaaxinaama of 10 years* imprfoon ansnt. 910.000 fine. or both, to make (Signature of applicant or authorised agent) (Address) (City and State) a. s. soramnun mintmw orrus i ams 10 M744 1 THIS IS THE FORM to be used in declaring the canned goods on hand when registration for War Ration Book No. 2 is held next week. Clip this out and fill it out and take it with you when you go to the school to register next week Jiu-Jitsu Demonstrations At Ninth Charter Night Meeting Of Lions Club Funeral Services For Isaac Kern Funeral services for Isaac Kern, 82, were held a the Lutheran church Sunday afternoon. He died from a stroke Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock after an illness of 12 days. A native of Castalia, he was a stone mason before he retired sev eral years ago. He was a member of the Lutheran church and of the Modern Woodman lodge. His wife, Mary, died in 1935. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Root, Mrs. Monette Burkhart, and Mrs. Geneva Fish, all of Bluff ton Mrs. Irene Leckey of Findlay three brothers, John of Fremont Henry of Oak Harbor Amiel of Lindsay, Ohio, ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Rev. Wilbur Harmony, pastor, of ficiated at the services. Burial was at Maple Grove cemetery. Births The following births at the Bluff ton hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Basinger, Pandora, a girl, Connie Jean, Thurs day. Mrs. Basinger was formerly Miss Leia Oberly of this place. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Staley, La fayette, a boy, Thad Russell, Thurs day. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Zimmerman, a girl Joyce Elaine, Friday. Mrs. Zimmerman was formerly Miss Paul ine Badertscher. Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Tice, La fayette, a boy, Paul Allen, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wineland, Jenera, a boy, Richard Harvey Carl, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Herr, Lima, a girl, Johanne Marie, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Nonnamak er, Jenera, a boy, Ralph Allen, Mon day. Mrs. Nonnamaker was form erly Miss Alma Slusser of this place. 4 FHE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 1943 WAR RATION BOOK NO. 2 REGISTRATION TO START TUESDAY To Register at High School Cafeteria Aobrding to Al phabetical Schedule Everyone Must fering War Ra tion Book No^l and “Dec laration Form” Bluffton Public -school district residents will secure War Ration Book No. 2 for canned foods at the Bluffton High school cafeteria from Tuesday through Friday at 1 to 9 p. in., it was announced this week by A. J. B. Longsdorf, in charge of the local rationing program. Because of the longer time required to register the consumer, it will be necesssary to require every registrant Volunteers are urgently need ed to assist in the registration for War Ration Book No. 2 at the high school next week, it was announced Wednesday morn ing by A. J. B. Longsdorf, in charge of the local program. Persons wishing to volunteer should communicate with the high school office. It was also strongly urged that registrants come to the school for the rationing only at the time assigned according to the alphabetical sequence from Tuesday thru Friday at 1 to 9 p. m. to come only on the day designated by the first initial d^his last name. Here is the alphabetical schedule to determine which day registrants should come to the high school to se cure their War Ration Book No. 2. Persons whose names begin with the initial: “A” thru “E” register Tuesday. “F” thru “K” register Wednesday “L” thru “R” register Thursday. “S” thru “Z” regime*‘Friday. It is expected 3,000 ration books will be issued at this time. Teachers and other volunteer work ers in the community will assist at the various tables in the rationing procedure. Due to the many steps which the procedure requires, a minimum of ton minutes will be necessary for the in dividual receiving the book. The pub lic schools will be dismissed on every afternoon of the rationing period in order to permit the teachers to give their full time to the task. It is important that every individ ual bring War Ration Book No. 1 and the “declaration form” completely filled out. The housewife should clip this form which appears on this page, and supply the information indicating how much of the commercially pre pared food she has on hand. Only' one member of the family unit need apply. More detailed in formation concerning the actual pro cedure of rationing at the high school will be found elsewhere in this issue of the Bluffton News. Bluffton Man Hurt In Army Plane Accident Dwight Worthington, Bluffton man in army service is in a military hos pital at Columbia, South Carolina, suffering from injuries sustained in an airplane accident, it was learned here the first of the week. Details of the accident were not available, however, reports received here stated tha Worthington has one leg in a cast. His mother, Mrs. Wm. Amstutz of Geiger street left for Columbia, Sun day. Real Estate Deals The Noah Danner farm of 77 acres south of Beaverdam was sold by the estate to Gale Arnold for $12,800. Sale was at public auction. Samuel Augsburger, executor of the estate of the late Mary Ann Fol let has purchased for the latter’s two sons Homer and Noah Follet the Clair Moser place on Napoleon road one mile north of Beaverdam. The place consists of a house and two acres of land. The Follet brothers will move the last of this week. Rob Patterson has purchased the South Main street residence of his mother, Mrs. Eva Patterson. Reports of government loans on 1942 grain up to Jan. 29, 1943, show that 78 Ohio farmers had obtained loans of $44,280 on 52,710 bushels of com, and that 16,015 loans total ing $4,963,055 had been obtained on Ohio wheat. Registrants to Secure Ration Books in Production Line At School Required to Bring War Ration Books No. 1 and “Declara tion Form” Plans for issuing 3,000 No. 2 War Ration books at the high school cafe teria next week from Tuesday thru Friday are now being completed, it was announced by Supt. of Schools A. J. B. Longsdorf, in charge of the local rationing program. In the procedure outlined by OPA, the public schools here as elsewhere will again be used to perform the nation’s gigantic registration task. The rationing will take place at the Bluffton High school cafeteria in afternoons and evening from 1 to 9 P. M. One adult member of a family unit should apply at the cafeteria on the declaration form which appears on this page, for all members of the family. Family unit includes all persons related by blood, marriage or adoption who reside in the same household. If here is no person 18 years of age or older in the family unit, the oldest member or some other respon sible adult may apply for all the member*. For illustration of the mechanics of the new registration, OPA ex plained how -an individual registrant seeking Book No. 2 for her family of five persons would proceed. She was called “Mrs. Jones”. First Books Needed Mrs. Jones goes to the school (Continued on page 5) Talk Of Seminary Reopening In Chicago Reopening in Chicago of Witmar sum Theological seminary, Bluffton institution closed some ten years ago appeared as a distinct possibility it was stated following a meeting of the executive committee of the sem inary board held here Thursday. Meeting of the board was held in the Musselman Library on the Bluff ton college campus, Thursday when arrangements were made to call a session of the entire board soon. Reopening of the seminary has been under consideration for several years and reports have been current at various times that the institution would probably be opened in Chicago in connection with a theological sem inary already established in that city. Attending the meeting here Thurs day were: Elmer Baumgartner, Berne, Ind., Rev. Allen Yoder, Goshen, Ind., Rev. I. R. Detwiler,. Goshen, Ind., Rev. A. S. Rosenberger, Dalton, Rev. J. N. Smucker, Rev. P. W. Whitmer, Dr. C. Henry Smith and Dr. L. L. Ramseyer of Bluffton. THOM THE HUSHMOXE WMQWAL-PLACK M/US, S.CAK. ^=. ih’zens—the name of .American, which belongs to tpiu..must alwaus exaft the just priAe of patriotism...the independence and liberhj qou possess are the workof joint counsels and joint efforts,of common dangers,sufferings and successes.” GEORGE WASHINGTON. appgess ’rocedure Outlined For Securing War Ration Book No. 2 For Canned Foods RESIDENCE STREET LIGHT SERVICE TO BE RESUMED SOON New Transformer Has Been Purchased in Boston by Board Here Street Lighting in Residence Section to be Resumed in Two or Three Weeks Streets in the Bluffton residence section which have been in a black out at night, because of a burned out transformer at the municipal light plant, will be lighted again in two or three weeks. This is the prospect according to plant officials the first of the week with the announcement that a new transformer, of the size and type required here has been located in Boston. Arrangements have been made for shipment of the transform er which should arrive in two or three weeks, it was stated. Once the transformer arrives the task of installing it will be com paratively easy and will be put into immediate operation, plant officials pointed out. All of the residence section except ing on Main street and several ap proaches to intersections has been unlighted since the transformer burned out nearly two weeks ago. The function of the transformer is to regulate the amount of cur rent delivered to *he town’s street lighting system. One transformer still in operation controls the lights on Main street together with lights on Church and Poplar streets and the Cherry street approach to Main street. Two transformers are required at the light plant to regulate the street and boulevard lights in the town it was explained. Bluffton Woman On State Auxiliary Board Mrs. Geo. Rauenbuhler has been elected as a member of the board of directors of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ohio Master Plumbers’ associa tion at the annual meeting of the or ganization held in Cincinnati last week. The term is for a period of one year and Mrs. Rauenbuhler will rep resent fifteen districts at large thru out the state. The auxiliary holds its meetings in conjunction with the annual conven tion of the Ohio Master Plumbers association which Mr. and Mrs. Rauenbuhler attended in Cincinnati. CTORY BUY STATBS NUMBER 43 13 REGISTRANTS WILL LEAVE FOR CAMP SATURDAY Group to Leave Lima for In duction Into Army Service At Camp Perry ^ext Group to be Called for Physical Examination on March 13 Thirteen selectees will leave Satur day from Lima for Camp Perry to be inducted into the armed services, it was stated by Allen County Draft Board No. 3, the first of the week. They are: Gail Rakosky, Bluffton. Earl Hefner, Donald Coon, Donald Joseph. Robert Wagner, Robert Si fred, George Callahan and Chas. Stanford, Lima rural routes. Wm. Place, Joe Metcalf, Bill Miller and Wm. Ernst, Delphos. Norval Robinson, Lafayette. The thirteen leaving Saturday are from a contingent of thirty regis trants who took their final physical examination at Toledo last week. With exception of those leaving Saturday, no further draft calls are scheduled for the next week. Re quirements for men in the immediate future will be supplied from a reser voir of registrants who have passed physical examinations and are now awaiting call. Draft board attaches said, however, that notices will be sent shortly to a number of selectees directing them to report on March 13 for physical ex amination at Toledo. High School Juniors Will Present Comedy “Coveralls”, a comedy in three acts, will be presented by the Bluff ton High school juniors at the high school auditorium Monday and Tues day nights at 8 o’clock. Daily rehearsals have been held under \Ke dif&Wdn of P. W7 gauf fer, dramatics and speech instructor. The story centers around the com plications involved when the daugh ter of a socially prominent family falls in love with a mechanic, of whom the parents disapprove. Appearing in the cast will be: Varden Loganbill, Beverly Biery, Mary Margaret Basinger, Earl D. Luginbuhl, Jane Howe, Florence Biome, Robert Amstutz, Robert Burk holder, Alice Santschi, Lois Oyer, Miriam Schaublin, Levon Wilch, Madeline McCune, Glenna Swick, Hugh Chamberlain. No Mail On Rural Routes Next Monday No mail will be delivered on Bluff ton rural routes next Monday, Wash ington’s birthday, it is announced by Postrtiaster Ed Reichenbach. Morning delivery only will be made on the city routes here and windows will be open at the post office until noon. Bluffton high and grade schools will be closed for the day. Also the Citizens National bank will be closed. Bluffton college will hold classes as usual on Monday because of the accelerated war program in which customary vacations are largely elim inated, it was stated by Dr. L. L. Ramseyer, president of the institu tion. 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: FEB. 20—Last day of fuel oil heating period No. 3. FEB. 20—Last day for sale of canned fruits and vegetables until after rationing begins on March 1. FEB. 22—Registration starts for Ration Book No. 2. FEB. 28—Last day for hold ers of and books to have their automobile tires inspected. FEB. 28—Last day for inspec tion of truck tires. MARCH 15—Last day to use Stamp No. 11 for three pounds of sugar. MARCH 21—Last day to use gasoline A book coupon No. 4. '•1ARCH 31—Last day for A book tire inspection. MARCH 21—Last day to use Stamp No. 25 for one pound of coffee. MARCH 31—Last day for A book tire inspection. JUNE 15—Last day for one pair of shoes.