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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
(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.
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
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,
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.
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
“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
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
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
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
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.
^=. 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.”
’rocedure Outlined For Securing War
Ration Book No. 2 For Canned Foods
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
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
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.
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
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
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
MARCH 31—Last day for A
book tire inspection.
JUNE 15—Last day for one
pair of shoes.

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