Returning to winning ways again
in their final game of the regular
season Bluffton High cagers trounced
Upper Sandusky by a score of 45 to
24, last Friday night in a game at
After leading, 5 to 2, at one time
In the first quarter, the Pirates
slumped during the closing minute
and at the close of the period they
found themselves on the short end
of an 8 to 5 score.
It was a different story in the
second stanza, as the Bluffton attack
gained momentum. Upper Sandusky
made only two points during the
period, and Bluffton rolled in 11 to
lead at halftime, 16 to 10.
They continued their runaway
pace in the third quarter and at its
close were out in front, 31 to 18.
Bluffton High Cagers Wallop
Upper Sandusky, 45-24 Score
In scaring their impressive win,
the Pirates racked up 20 field goals
and five free throws. Upper San
Miss Vida May Diller, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Diller, was re
moved from the Bluffton hospital to
the home of her parents the latter
part of last week also Eileen Moser,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Moser was removed from the Bluffton
hospital to the home of her parents,
west of Bluffton on Monday. Both
girls underwent appendix operations.
The Missionary Band of the Eben
ezer church held their monthly meet
ing with Miss Kathleen Amstutz on
Mrs. W. J. Lugibill, who has been
in ill health, is at the Community
hospital in Bluffton since Monday
where she is taking several weeks’
Mrs. Cal Niswander of Lima is a
patient at the Memorial hospital at
Lima for treatment.
Mrs. Rufus Basinger, Pandora, who
has been quite ill with a heart ailment
is somewhat improved.
Mr. and Mrs. John Kinsinger, who
recently disposed of their farm chat
tels are both employed at the Triplett
Electric Co. one night duty.
Paul Amstutz and family moved
last Saturday to the house on the
Shawber farm, seven miles northwest
Mrs. Elmer Steiner of Pioneer who
recently underwent a major operation
was removed to her home from the
hospital and is improving.
Bryan Basinger, who was inducted
into the army and was to have left
last Wednesday morning was releas
ed from the draft board at Colum
and nt borm f‘r the present
The public sale of Walter Sommer
was largely attended last Tuesday.
They moved to Bluffton last Thurs
day and on Monday he started to
drive the school bus. He is much
improved in health.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Moser and
children will accompany Rev. and
Mrs. A. C. Schultz and daughter Car
la to Berne, Ind., Sunday morning.
Rev. Schultz will occupy the pulpit at
the First Mennonite church and the
former will visit with Mrs. Moser’s
Rev. Emerson Slotterback will
preach on Sunday morning in the ab
sence of Rev. A. C. Schultz at the
The wedding o Miss Bertha Lugi
hihl and Dan J. Bucher was announc
ed from the pulpit of the Ebenezer
church by Rev. A. C. Schultz, Sun
day lorning. The- were married on
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dusky got only nine fielders.
Leading the Bluffton scoring pa
rade were Smucker with 14 points
Schmidt with 12 and Burkholder
Bluffton reserves also were victor
ious, spilling Upper bandusky sec
onds, 25 to 17.
Zimrnerly made eight points for
the Bluffton seconds Gratz got
seven, and Schmidt six.
N. Schmidt, f................. 5 2
Gratz, g----- 2
Schmidt, g. 2
Gratz, f-----—------------ 0 0 0
Smucker, f. —............. 7
Zimrnerly, f. 0 0
Loganbill, c.......—......... 0 1 1
Hilty, c. —................ 0
Burkholder, g...............— 5 0
Basinger, g. 0 0 0
Totals 20 5 45
Upper Sandusky 9 6 24
Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the
home of the bride on Grove street in
Adam Amstutz, 79, of Bluffton,
who died at the Community hospital
at 8:50 a. m., Tuesday, after an illness
of one week. Funeral services will
be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. (fast
time) at the Ebenezer Mennonite
church. Burial will be made in the
Menno Burkholder, near the Eben
ezer church purchased the 80-acre
farm from Joseph Schroder last Sat
urday. It’s the late Amos Welty
farm and is occupied by the Dennis
Diller family, who had it rented from
Schroder for another year.
Mrs. Llewellyn Geiger, who has
been very ill at her home for the
past several weeks was removed
from her home Monday morning to
the Community hospital at Bluffton.
Peter Hilty, west of town who is
ill with pneumonia was removed to
the Community hospital at Bluffton.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Amstutz and
family of near Bluffton moved on
Saturday into the house on the
Shawber farm northwest of Pandora.
Mrs. (Rev.) Dick Reilly of Nap
panee, Ind., is spending a week at
the home of her parents Mr. and
Mrs. Hiram Geiger and daughter,
Mrs. Ida Steppier of Decatur, Ind.,
is spending a couple of weeks visit
ing relatives hrere.
Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Reichenbach
and family were Sunday dinner
guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
H. M. Kohli and family.
Hiram Geiger became suddenly ill
Monday night and was taken to the
Bluffton hospital where he submitted
to an operation for appendicitis.
March has made its advent with
I no uncertainties that balmy weather
is not just around the corner.
Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Lehman and
son, Stew-art and Miss Inda Sprung
er of Berne, Ind., spent the week
end at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
N. N. Soldner and family.
Kathleen Amstutz is employed at
the City Market in Bluffton.
Advisory Council No. 2 met at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel ScheV
on Monday evening.
Henry Schellenberg and sons are
busy putting up wood on the farm
of Ray Sheidler east of Pandora.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Miller and
daughter, Jerry, of Van Wert were
visitors in the home of his brother,
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Miller and fam
ily Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. John Schneck are
awaiting the return of their daugh
ter Irma to their home some time
this week. Miss Schneck, a mission
ary to Africa, recently arrived by
plane in Miami, Florida.
Raymond Zimmerman has recently
purchased another farm which is lo
cated across the Lincoln highway
from their present home a short dis
tance east of Beaverdam.
Francis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli
Schumacher, is at present at home
Earl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lenos
Grismore who has been in submarine
service on the Pacific for some time,
is at home for an extended stay.
Steiner’s Better-Bred Chicks
BREEDING COUNTS—10 years of Hock improvement,
careful culling and bloodtesting.
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Phone 182-W—Bluffton, Ohio
Word has reached us that Keith,
son of Mrs. Dwight Hummon w-ell
known here, was accidentally killed
while in military service in Texas.
Friends and relatives of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Suter are happy to
know that March 14th will mark
their golden wedding anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hochstettler
and family spent Tuesday evening
w-ith Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hoch
stettler and daughters.
Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Jennings, Mr.
and Mrs. Ernest Gratz, Mrs. W. F.
Gratz, Mrs. Elda Hoffman of Lima
and Bill Knerr of Wapakoneta were
Thursday evening callers at the W.
C. Schaublin home.
Mr. and Mrs. John Habegger, Mrs.
Frank Burkholder, Mrs. Jesse Am
stutz and son, Mrs. Harley Burk
holder and daughter, and Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Bame called Sunday after
noon at the Amos and Robert Gerber
Past week callers of Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Zimmerman and daughters
w-ere: Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Bader
tscher and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Badertscher and sons, Mr.
and Mrs. Dwight Frantz and daugh
ters, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jennings
and son, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Gratz and Mrs. Clinton Moorehead.
Mr. and Mrs. Reno Gratz and
daughter spent Sunday evening with
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz.
Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Stryker and
Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Strahm and
daughter Joyce of Lima, Mr. and
Mrs. W. F. Gratz, Mr. and Mrs. R.
M. Schaublin and family and Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Schaublin and
daughter Rachel spent Sunday even
ing with Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bad
ertscher and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz, Mr.
and Mrs. Lee Coon and son Bobby,
Mr. and Mrs. Max Miller, Mr. and
Mrs. Dale Brown, Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Core and family and Mr.
and Mrs. Ernest Gratz of Lima were
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Manahan.
Sgt. Raymond E. Lehman and Miss
Theda Anderson were Tuesday even
ing supper guests at the W. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Badertscher
and family and Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Badertscher and sons were Sunday
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Badertscher and son.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Ernest and
son of Col. Grove were Friday even
ing supper guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Otis Fett and daughters in honor
1 of Joan’s seventh birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Fett and daugh
ters were Saturday dinner guests of
Mrs. Emma Roof of Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sommers
and family moved last Thursday to
Mr. and Mrs. Rayon Boutwell and
family will move this week on the
Where Our Soldier
Pfc. Willard Dillman, 35015235
37th Q. M. Co.
A. P. O. 37, c/o Postmaster
San Francisco, Calif.
Pvt. Herbert Moser
942 W. 34th St.,
Los Angeles, Calif.
Pvt. Victor Moser,
55th Repair Squad, Patterson Field
2nd Lieut. Mary E. McGinnis, A.N.C.
Camp Hospital 1570 S. U.
Camp Breckenridge, Ky.
Pvt. Melvin Long, Jr.
Co. C, 725th M. P. Bn.,
Ft. Moultrie, S. C.
Sgt. James P. Deppler, 15374495
306th T. S. S.
Keesler Field, Miss.
Donald Ruggley, S 2/c A. O. M.
Bks. 45, Sec. G-4-C Upper, NATTC
Pvt. Ralph Motter, 35339517
Med. Det. 2nd Bn. 138th Inf.
A. P. O. 946, c/o Postmaster
Pvt. Glen Zimmerman
Co. C, 36th Sig. Tng. Bn.
Camp Crowder, Missouri
Pvt. Noah Zimmerman
692nd Q. M. Ldry. Bn.
Harold Santschi S 2/c
U. S. N. A. T. T. Center
Week end visitors at the W. I.
Moore home were Mr. and Mrs. Leo
Beagle and family of Detroit. Sun
day dinner guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Morris Dye, Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Hall and family. Afternoon
caller was Mrs. Rosella Moser.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCafferty,
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Guider and grand
daughter Roberta Fleming called at
the Robert Guider home near West
Newton Sunday evening.
Mrs. Herbert Moser, Mrs. Eunice
Zerante and son of Lima called at
the Ervin Moser home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Matter, Mrs.
Chas. Montgomery, Jr., were Sun
day evenitjg supper guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Montgomery.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler called
at the Geftild Smith home in Find
THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUF -TON. OHIO
lay Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Montgomery
and daughter Sue, Mrs. C. W. Mont
gomery called on Mrs. Eva Mont
gomery of Ada, Sunday.
The L. A. S. and W. M. S. of the
Liberty Chapel church will meet with
Mrs. Delbert Wilkins Thursday
afternoon, March 11-
A. C. & Y. Railroad
Handles Over 12,000
Cars Per Month
(Continued from page 1)
The A. C. & Y. railroad showed
a gross income of $3,473,437 in 1942.
The railroad at the present time has
22 coal burning locomotives, one
Deisel engine, 468 freight cars, 244
coal hoppers, 40 stock cars. There
are 638 full time workers on the pay
In this country- there are a total
of 742 different railroad lines.
The A. C. & Y. really consists of
two lines, the A. C. & Y. and the
Northern Ohio railroad. Attempt is
being made at the present time to
consolidate the two lines, the speaker
In the country at the present
time are 42,000 locomotives, with
practically all of them engaged in
some type of war tiansportation. A
locomotive weighs 135 tons without
the tender. It costs from $100,000
to $200,000. The fire box of the
modern locomotive is 20 by 6’2 feet
in size and is large enough to hold
an automobile with room to spare.
A locomotive travels about nine
miles on one ton of coal. Federal
law requires a locomotive to have a
new boiler installs! every seven
years. In addition there are other
changes which are made. The fed
eral inspectors ai checking on the
condition of locomotives constantly.
Sometimes the trains are stopped in
Bluffton for fedei inspection, the
speaker pointed out.
Freight cars are built to standard
specifications becau they must be
interchangeable the various
roads. This is done in order to make
repairs easy. For example an A. C.
& Y. car routed to California could
be repaired out there in case of a
breakdown. The average freight car
has a capacity of about 50 tons.
Railroads use fifty million wooden
cross ties per year. As yet no satis
factory substitute for the wooden tie
has been found. The rails are 4
feet and 8V2 inches apart which the
railroad men refer to as standard
Chicago is the largest railroad cen
ter in the world with more than
8,000 miles of track in that city
alone. The longest line in the coun
try is Atchison, Topeka and Santa
Fe which has 13,400 miles of track
I but the biggest line in the country
is the Pennsylvania railroad which
has 24,000 miles of trdek.
A detailed accounting system is
necessary to keep a record of the
cars of the home railroad as well as
the cars of other lines operating on
the home line. As soon as a car
from another railroad comes on the
line, the agent sends the informa
tion to the headquarters. Rental of
one dollar per day is paid the other
Many advancements have been in
railroading and this great industry
has shown itself equal to the gigan
tic task of war transportation, the
speaker said in conclusion.
Visits African Mis
sions On Scooter
(Continued from page 1)
possible with any other form of
mechanical transportation and the
scooter travels with sufficient speed
to enable efficient moving about
from tribe to tribe.
She tells of visiting a tribe which
lived in a forest of tall’ mahogany
trees. The village huts were built
so closely together that a pedestrian
had to “walk sideways” to pass thru
them. The ebony natives wear no
clothing—“not even a leaf”!
Miss Haas stales in her letter that
she met a couple coming thru the
woods. The woman was “dressed
up” wearing many beads and bangles
and she carried an umbrella. Her
guide saluted them as being married.
When asked how he knew the cou
ple was married the guide informed
Miss Haas that there was one um
brella in the village and that if the
bride is well-thought-of, the bride
groom can borrow the umbrella for
her to carry a few days in order to
proclaim her married status.
She tells of following a dry sea
son motor road where the grass was
ten feet high. It was in the ele
phant country and a herd of 75 ma
ture elephants is in that section of
country. They make broad paths in
the tall grass and feed on nuts
from the palm trees.
If the tree is too high for the
elephant the animal pushes it over.
The elephants have been known to
push over native huts in the vil
lages, Miss Haas stated.
She spoke considerably in her let
ter of the peaceful ways of most of
the tribes and that the natives get
along with each other. About the
only noises one hears in this part of
the African continent are the noises
of nature—the rushing wind, the
calls of wild animals and birds and
the gentle noises of moving streams.
Miss Haas is a member of the St.
John Mennonite church and is a mis
sionary under the Mennonite Board
of Foreign Missions.
The Old Fashioned Community
meeting will be held at the Paulding
Center school Thursday evening,
March 4. Covered dish dinner.
The W. S. C. S. meeting will be
held with Mrs. J. S. Steiner on
Thursday, March 11. Sewing for the
Red Cross will be the activity for
the day. All members are asked to
meet at 10 'o’clock. Covered dish
dinner will be served.
Miss Vera Zahrend of Westminster
was a week end guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Gleason and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Winegardner
and family of Harrod spent Sunday
evening with Mrs. Cora Huber and
Mr. and Mrs. Joy K. Huber and
Mr. and Mrs. Clint Moorehead
spent Monday evening with Mr. and
Mrs. Lyman Barnes and Joann.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jennings and
Rodney spent Sunday afternoon with
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fleming of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips
spent Friday evening with Mr. and
Mrs. Orvin Wirt.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gleason
and family were Sunday evening
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Honer
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Miller and
James Stratton of Lima were Sun
day evening supper guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Raymond Stratton and
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Weaver, Mr.
and Mrs. Orvin Wirt, and Dennis
MILK 2 19c
SPAGHETTI lb. 12c
MACARONI lb. 12c
NOODLES Cello Bag 11c
BUTTER lb. 55c
OLEO »-l quality lb. 21c
Pickles, Olives Bottle 15c
BREAD lg. loaf 10c
CRACKERS lb. box 18c
Cookies Chocolates lb. 25c
Cigarettes 10 packs $1.50
MUSTARD Quart 10c
Salad Dressing sm.jar 12c
Cake Flour Reg. Pkg. 19c
Pancake Flpur tall box 10c
Bread Flour Lg. Sack $1.10
Waffle Mix tall box 23c
Rolled Oats tall box 10c
Corn Flakes Box 5c
FARM-FRESH COUNTRY RUN
EGGS doz. 35c
Brauen spent Wednesday evening
with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Younkman, Nol
an and Roberta were Sunday guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Winegardner
Cleo Garau and Mrs. Naomi
Steiner called at the Dow Scoles
home Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Cora Huber and Sondra Sue
Huber spent Saturday evening with
Mr. and Mrs. David Holman.
Cleola Zimmerman spent Thursday
afternoon with Joann Barnes.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stratton
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Bell
and family were Sunday dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Strat
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Barnes and
Joann called at the Clarence Flem
ing home Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jennings and
Rodney called on Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Zimmerman and family Sun
Marlene and Danny Gleason spent
Friday afternoon with Sondra Sue
Departure of Ohio sheep shearers
to the armed forces emphasizes the
need for spreading out the shearing
season as much as possible by shear
ing some flocks earlier than normal.
A recent report says one ton of
rubber can be made from 10 tons of
corn. A barrel of industrial alcohol
can be made from 750 pounds of
corn, and the alcohol can be turned
into enough explosive to propel one
■■■■I FRESH FRUITS & FRESH VEGETABLES ARE NOT RATIONED
I’m Shopping at the City Market! They Have
HI 1111Fresh Foods!
There’s no Reed for anyone to fear food rationing—it is a wartime ne
cessity—and we are going to “live with it” for some time to come—
cheerful and co-operative as we are with EVERYTHING our Government
asks us to do—to help win this war. Now that the Government has
lifted its restrictions on shopping, you can again have most of the foods
you have been accustomed to!
RATIONED OR NON-RATIONED FOODS-UITY MARKETS
A EIG5HSF Of RATIONED EOODS
---------------j—. -i-------- £--------.—
Now that rationing has started—the rationed foods in.the City Market
will have the point values plainly marked on every can or package!
PEACHES 21 Points
1 ’1 POINTS)
Fruit Cocktail lg. jar 35c
Fruit Salad lg. can 39c
TALL CAN (11 POINTS)
Bartlett Pears 20 oz 25c
TALL CAN (14 POINTS)
Raspberries 20 oz 31c
DC AC Green Giant
LHO 13 Points
Standard Peas tall can 12c
Green Beans tall can 15c
PADkl Del-Maize Niblets Regular
Standard Corn Tl. can 11c
Mixed Veg. tall can 12c
DDIIklCQ Small Size
nun to 20 Points
Raisins lb. 13c
Currants 11 oz box 12c
Marrowfat Beans lb. 10c
Grape Juice Pt. can 15c
Better Selection Better Service More Leisure Time for You to Shop!
SAVE GAS SAVE TIRES SAVE MONEY SHOP AT YOUR
SATURDAY HOURS:— 8:00 A. M. TO 10:00 P. M.
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1943
Ack Oil And Tar For
Spring Road Repair
(Continued from page 1)
crushed stone and tar binder for the
patch work but the materials for re
surfacing can be secured only thru
the county commissioners, it was
Last year the re-surfacing pro
gram in the township was dropped
because of inability to obtain ma
terials. Two years ago between
seven and eight miles of tow-nship
roads were hard-surfaced.
In the entire township there are
25 to 30 miles of roads that are not
hard-surfaced, trustees said.
As a further indication of the bad
condition of township roads the
county commissioners have placed
load limits on county roads. The lim
its became effective Monday and they
involve a total reduction of 35 per
“The roads are soft and bad and
heavy loads are ruining them”, one
of the commissioners pointed out.
“The winter has been of a nature
unusually severe on the roads and
we cannot see them completely brok
County Engineer Hobert Mumaugh
is operating his department with a
half force and is rigidly limited on
materials. Only very important
roads which show severe damage can
be repaired, it was indicated.
All county roads will be posted
with load limits and those limits will
be enforced, the commissioners and
ROYAL ANNE (11 POINTS) 1
Cherries Tl. 16 oz can 21c
TALL CAN (11 POINTS)
Cranberry Sauce 16 oz 15c
TALL CAN (14 POINTS)
Pie Cherries 19 oz 15c
FANCY (8 POINTS)
Grapefruit W/z oz Can 12c
Asparagus 10/z oz can 25c
LIBBY’S (17 POINTS)
Spinach largest can 23c
vUlfN 13 Points 12 oz. Can lOv
Pumpkin largest can 11c
Kraut largest can 16c
Dates 7% ozs 25c
Figs 6 oz pkg 17c
BEANS Lb- 8c
Lima Beans lb. 12c
Red Beans lb. 8c
Pinto Beans lb. 8c
lllintQ Grapefruit Juice 18 oz. 1CA
JUIvtw 8 Points Can JLUy
Pineapple Ju’c 12 oz cn 12c
Tomato Juice 14 oz cn. 9c
Shop Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
V-8 Juice Tl. 18 oz cn. 14c
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