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THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1943
Lions To Discuss Gardening Problems Gardening and food production problems will be discussed at the Lions club meeting at the Walnut Grill Tuesday night at 6:15 o’clock. The following topics will be discus sed in a panel group: Farm produc tion, Homer Gratz Victory gardens, Harry Barnes farm implements and tools, C. F. Niswander selective service and farm labor, Forrest Steinman. The Lions club has sponsored a Victory garden program in which 50 gardens, plowed and harrowed, are offered free of charge to residents of the community. To date some 20 applications have been received. Unless a suitable tract of land can be leased in or near Bluffton, how ever, the club may be forced to drop the project. It is necessary to secure one or two fairly large tracts of land in order to keep the plowing diffi culties and expenses to a minimum. Plowing and harrowing of small individual garden plots is not a part of the Lions project. If anyone knows of a tract of land available he is requested to communicate with N. E. Byers, chairman of the com mittee in charge of the project. College Choir To Sing Sunday Night The Bluffton college Vesper choir w’lil present a sacred concert at the Bath Township Church of the Breth ren, Sunday night. The choir will be under the direction of Prof. Russell Lantz. Rev. C. R. Bowman is pastor of the church. Mrs. Bowman is a special student at Bluffton college. Buy War Bonds and Defense Stamps now. Efficiency Integrity Progress Ambulance Service Phone 222-W 239 S. Main St. Notice Beginning Thursday, April 1, the following prices will be effective for Hy-Grade Dairy Products delivered on our routes to your door: Milk, quart...............12c Milk, gallon............. 44c Cream, half pint 15c Chocolate Milk, qt. 13c HY-GRADE DAIRY Phone 398-W Prompt Relief At the first sign of oncoming colds, take tiny LAXACOL\. tablets as directed and get Sirompt relief. Balanced formula reduces ever and aching, checks nose running, gently stimulates bowels. NYAL LAXACO Tablets 25 A. Hauenstein & Son THIS NEW SENSATIONAL Ask For Support Of Legislation Because of the steady downward trend in enrollment and attendance it will be necessary to have a change in the Ohio law’ for distribution of foundation money or there will be a decrease in state payments and less money for the Bluffton district than in preceding years, it was stated this week by A. J. B. Longsdorf, super intendent of schools^ There are several bills before the Ohio senate at the present time which would increase the amount of per pupil distribution and to change the basis for distribution of state money from average daily attendance to total enrollment. The board of education has ap proved resolutions supporting these measures and has sent copies of the resolutions to the district representa tives in the state legislature. If the bills become law the local schools would receive $2,500 to $3,000 more per year for operating revenue, Supt. Longsdorf stated. This would approximately make up the decrease in revenue caused by reduced en rollment. The Bluffton schools receive their income from the following sources: County and town taxes, 49.8 percent state foundation program, 48.8 per cent federal aid, 1.3 per cent. Approval of this legislation would not mean an increase in salaries or an expansion of school services but simply that the school would be able to maintain its present program, Supt. Longsdorf said. EBENEZER BROADCAST Ebenezer Mennonite Church broad cast from WFIN, Findlay, Sunday at 4:30 p. m. Fast Time, will feature a group of Women’s voices under the direction of Mrs. Milo Lora and ac companied by Mrs. William Althaus. in onje coat MFLATLUX flat wall paint 25c for OIL PAINT MOST ANY INTERIOR SURFACE IN ONE COAT READY TO USE JUST AS IT COMES DRIES QUICKLY-USE ROOM SAME DAY EASY TO APPLY-NO BRUSH MARKS CAN BE WASHED WITH SOAP AND WATER' NO OBJECTIONABLE PAINT ODOR NOT A CASEIN PAINT-NOT A WATER PAINT T. Greding Hardware COVERS THE BLUFFTON NEWS B. F. BIERY, Business Mgr. C. A. BIERY, Editor Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio, by the Bluffton News Publishing and Printing Co. 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. See me for lawn mower sharpen ing and repairing. Rell Potee, South Mound St. Mrs. Noah Diller of North Jackson street is a patient in Bluffton hos pital since Tuesday. Mrs. Noah Diller was removed from her home on North Jackson street to the Bluffton hospital in the Basinger ambulance. Mr. and Mrs. Cliff West and Miss Isabelle Stewart of Findlay visited with Mr. and Mrs. Ira Garner in To ledo, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Moser and daughter Gloria Jean visited Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hall and family of Beaver dam, Sunday Pfc. Donald McCafferty of Camp Carson is spending a twelve day fur lough with his parents, Mr -and Mrs. Carl McCafferty. Miss Margaret Basinger, of Day ton, visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Basinger of Lawn avenue on the week end. Mrs. James Basinger returned to her home in Nashville, Tenn., on Sun day after a two weeks’ visit here with relatives and friends. Robert Kohler in training at Camp Crowder, Mo., spent several days recently with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kohler. Ensign Howard Trippiehorn of the Navy spent the week end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Trible horn of South Main street. Rev. John Esau of Cherry street is conducting a two-week sseries of evengelistic meeting sat the Men nonite church in Delft, Minn. Cadet Gareth Todd, in naval air pilot’s training at John Carroll university, Cleveland, is spending several days at his home here. Pvt. Victor Moser and Miss Ethel Downey were Sunday dinner guests at the Ervin Moser home. Afternoon callers were Mrs. Marion Fox and son Jimmie. Mrs. Paul Detwiler and little son are spending two weeks in Souder ton, Pa., visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Detwiler and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Detwiler. Dr. Walter Kliewer, of Minneapolis, Minn., visited this week at the h®me of his sister, Mrs. H. W. Linscheid of Mound street. He stopped here en route to Flc^ida on a business trip. Dr. L. L. Ramseyer, of Bluffton collge and Rev. .N. Smucker, of the First Mennonite church, attended a board meeting of the Witmarsum Teological seminary at Chicago last week. Morris Huber, formerly of Mentor, near Cleveland, has accepted a posi tion in Lima. He and his wife have moved here and are residing with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O .W. Huber, near Bluffton. Dr. Robert Oyer, recently graduat ed from Hahnemann Medical college in Philadelphia, is visiting here this week. He has been assigned to the Huron road hospital in Cleveland for his internship. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Sutter and daughter Barbara Rose and Pvt. and Mrs. Melvin Long and son were supper guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Long of Orange township, Tuesday evening. Francis W. Luginbuhl of the Great Lakes Naval Training station is spending a nine days furlough with his family here. At the conclusion of the furlough he will be assigned to one of the naval machinist’s training schools. Harry Amstutz of Pueblo, Colo., is visiting at the home of his par ents Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Amstutz of North Main street It is his first visit here in twenty-five years. He will return to Colorado the first of next week. Earl Huber, formerly of this place engaged in the farm implement busi ness in Ada for many years under the name of Huber & Son has sold his business to Glenn Marshall. Hu ber is now recovering from an ex tended illness which confined him to the hospital last fall. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mericle of Elm street and Mrs. Gerald E. Mericle vis ited Staff Sgt. Gerald E. Mericle, who is in training at Camp Claiborne, La., last week. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mer icle returned Monday evening but Mrs. Gerald Mericle will stay with her husband for several weeks. Richard Burkhc’der who has been temporarily stationed at an army post in Indianapolis, spent the week end here visiting his family and his moth er, Mrs. Lida Burkholder. He re turned to Indianapolis the first of the week expects to leave Thursday for Main where he was formerly located. Diller ambulance removals: Glen Shick from Bluffton hospital to his home northeast of Lafayette Mrs. Elmer Walter from Bluffton hospital to her home in Beaverdam Mrs. Howard Smith from Bluffton hospi tal to her home near Jenera Mrs. R. E. Holden and infant from Bluff ton hospital to their home in Raw son. TH® BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON. Mrs. Clara Geiser of Lawn ave nue is ill with an attack of rheuma tism. Mrs. Robert Hess and daughter of Findlay visited Sunday with Mrs. Lydia Badertscher. Mrs. L. J. Hitz of Chicago is visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Amstutz this week. Mrs. Grace Ramer is assisting in the care of Mrs. Estella McGeorge who is ill at her home on Mound street. Mrs. Sherwood Diller and son Peter of Detroit spent the week end with Mrs. W. E. Diller of South Main street. Gerald Basinger of Buckley Field, Calif., visited last week at the home of his mother, Mrs. Martha Basinger of near Bluffton. Mrs. Russell Amstutz and daugh ter Sharon Kay visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Salsbury and family of Jenera. Vincent Habegger of Camp Cook, Calif., visited the past week on fur lough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Habegger. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Stettler visit ed in Findlay, Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hochstettler and Mr. and Mrs. Art Hochstettler. Mrs. Roland Bixler of New Haven, Conn., is spending several weeks with her parents, Mr, and Mrs. R. L. Triplett of Campus Drive. Denver Augsburger who was call ed here because of the death of his father, Ben Augsburger, last week has returned to Cai at Vancouver, Wash. Mrs. Sadie Stearns and daughters Erma and Mamie Stearns of Upper Sandusky visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stearns and family of Spring street. Mrs. Gladys Fowler, residing east of Beaverdam is in New York city visiting her husband who is in the navy. Mrs. Fowler is a daughter of Mrs. Anna Fett of near Beaverdam. Pvt. Melvin Long, Jr., of Ft. Moultrie, S. C., is spending a ten day furlough with his wife and son and with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Long and daughters. Rev. and Mrs. E. N. Bigelow, Mr. and Mrs. John Warren and Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Biery were Sunday dinner, guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Van Meter of near Pandora. Mrs. Noah Zuercher of South Main street, Mrs. Levi Gable of North Jackson street, Miss Elizabeth Zim inerly of Grove street and Miss Soldner of the Bluffton hospital visited relatives in Berne, Ind., Sun day. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Reichenbach and daughter Betty of West Elm street and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Roethlisberger of South Jackson street visited Sunday with relatives in Monroeville, Bluffton and Ft. Wayne, Ind. Miss Nettie Dodge was a dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Nus baum, Sunday. Evening callers were Mrs. Eli Hartman of Bluffton and her daughter Miss Mae Stein man who has been teaching school in Akron. Mennonite Societies Hold All Day Meeting Missionary societies of the Men nonite churches of Bluffton, Pandora and Lima communities will hold an all-day meeting at the St. John Men nonite church this Thursday. Sessions will start at 10 a. m. and 1:30 p. m., slow time. The meetings will be featured by music and ad dresses by returned missionaries. The afternoon meetings will be addressed by Miss Irma Schneck, Pandora mis sionary from Africa and Ernst Hard er, Bluffton college student from Par aguay. The final presentation on the pro gram will be a play, “Two Masters” to be given by the Bluffton college women's gospel team. The produc tion is directed by Miss Viola Am stutz, junior from Pandora. Postmaster Will Retire Wednesday After having been postmaster of Beaverdam for 34 years, John E. Pat terson will relinquish his duties at midnight Wednesday. He was 70 on March 13 and the government requir es that men in the mail service retire when they reach that age. His place will be taken under tem porary appointment by C. L. Rup right, Beaverdam photographer and office employe at the Lima Locomo tive Co. The permanent appointment will be made on the basis of a civil service examination to be given in the near future at the Bluffton postofficej. Widely known throughout Allen county, Patterson commenced his postal duties on June 1, 1909. He estimates that he has handled 19,000, 00 first class letters and 58,000 mon ey orders in his years of serving this village of approximately 400 persons. During the years in the postmas ter’s job he has seen that 1,000 tons of newspapers have reached the prop er addresses and 92,400 pieces of par ce Ipost have been delivered. Nearly 2,000 special deliveries have been handled by the veteran government worker and since the war started his office has taken care of 10 air mail letters daily. OHIO Air Raid Wardens Named For Blackout In preparation for the blackout to be held in Bluffton in the near fu ture, air raid wardens have been re assigned on the basis of precinct lo cations, it was announced Wednesday by Jesse Yoakam, chief air raid warden. The appointments were made by a committee composed of Yoakam, Clair Fett, chairman of the local ci vilian defense council and Mayor W. A. Howe. The following deputies and ward ens have been chosen: Precinct A Dr. B. R. Herring, deputy Dr. Gordon Bixel, Fred Hahn, Joe Stage, Levi Gable, I. B. Beeshy, Charles Lloyd, Gid Luginbuhl. Wm. Edwards, deputy Cliff West, Carey Niswander, Leland Diller, Lloyd Brauen, Robert Lewis, Ed Good, Armin Hauenstein, H. W. Berky. Precinct A. C. Burcky, deputy John Tosh, Don Patterson, E. S. Lape, Dr. Lloyd Ramseyer, Sidney Stettler, Edward Reagan, Paul Clark. Gerhard Buhler, deputy A. E. Lichtenwalter, Emerson Stultz, Wal ter Niswander, James Balmer, Fred Getties, Dan Trippiehorn, Noah Nis wander, Elmer Romey, Precinct Jesse Manges, deputy George Lin den, Albert Badertscher, Fay Isham, Charles Patterson. Charles Aukerman, deputy Oscar Lora, Albert Baumgartner, D. W. Bixler, Floyd Harris, Ray Patterson. Precinct Cari Cahill, deputy Dan Alspach, Lee Wingate, Gid Schaublin, O. E. Dudgeon, Mervin Deifendeifer. Gail Mumma, deputy Emory Ben roth, Frank Cunningham, Charles Gazette, Merle Ingalls, Eugene Ba singer, Cloyce Bame, Aldine Weiss. Clubi, j£odg.eA and Societies Eastern Star Chapter The regular meeting of the Order of Eastern Star will be held Friday night at 8 o’clock. Evelyn Beals, W. M. Poinsettia Chib The Poinsettia club will meet at the home of Mrs. Clayton Murray this Wednesday night at 7:30 o’clock. The following program will be pre sented: Red Cross First Aid, Mrs. Guy Corson Food Lockers, Mrs. Herbert Marshall Roll Call, Cur rent Events. Century Circle The Century Circle met at the home of Mrs. A. C. Burcky Wed nesday afternoon. The following program was presented: Modern Trends in Medicine, Mrs. Gordon Bixel Liquor Traffic, Mrs. I. W. Bauman Television, Miss Ocie Anderson. G. H. M. C. to Meet The Gertrude Hoy Missionary Circle of the St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed church will meet at the home of Mrs. Blanche Hauen stein Monday evening at 8 o’clock. Mrs. Agnes Wyncoop is assistant hostess. The leader will be Mrs. Helen Naas. Richland Grange The Richland Grange will meet next Tuesday night at 8:30 o’clock. The following program will be pre sented: Roll Call, Something I Saw From My Window Safety on the Farm, Henry Huber Play, A Call for the Ambulance Special Feature. W. S. C. s. The Women’s Society of Christian Service of the Methodist church will meet at the home of Mrs. Charles Aukerman on Cherry street Thurs day night. Richland Community Circle The Richland Community Circle will meet for an all-day Red Cross sewing at the home of Mrs. Mary Matter Thursday, April 8. In con nection with the sewing there will be an Easter program. Each mem ber will bring her own lunch. Death Takes Judge Phil Crow Of Lima Judge Phil M. Crow, of the third district court of appeals and well known in the Bluffton area, died un expectedly in Lima, Monday night. Judge Crow, past 70 and one of Ohio’s oldest judges in point of ser vice, collapsed at the Argonne hotel and was dead on arival at Memoial hospital. He apparently suffered a heart attack. The jurist maintained his legal res idence at Kenton but lived in Lima since 1910. Grass Fire A grass fire originating from burning brush at the rear of the residence of Mrs. I. W. Welty on W’est Elm street resulted in a run of the department to that place Mon day afternoon at 3 o’clock. There was no damage. Red Cross Campaign Finished Wednesday Bluffton completed the campaign for the solicitation of funds for the Red Cross several hundred dollars short of the assigned quota of $2,000 it was announced Wednesday morn ing by G. R. Bogart, chairman of the local drive. If any residents have been missed in the solicitation they may still make their donations at either drug store. Further opportunity for con tributions will be given at the Star theatre in celebration of National Red Cross week starting Thursday. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our sincere thanks to all who helped during the illness and death of our beloved father, Benjamin Augsburger to Rev. P. J. Boehr for his words of comfort, the singers, those who sent flowers and all who assisted in any way. The Family WANT-ADS anted—School girl for several hours work after school. Inquire 223 High street. Phone 480-T. Wanted—Clean light weight cotton rags, will pay 6 cents per pound. Bluffton News office. tf Wanted—To buy late model elec tric refrigerator in good condition. Wilbur Steiner, phone 629-Y. tf Wanted Housekeeper for aged man. Permanent. Write Box L, Bluffton News. anted—To rent furnished apart ment or house, electric refrigerator, adults. Write P. O. Box 137, Tiffin, Ohio. Wanted—Electric washer in good condition. Inquire Mrs. Ralph Pat terson, 108 Riley St. Wanted—High chair. 612 South Main street. For rent—Four room apartment in house near Beaverdam private en trance. Call Beaverdam phone 272. For rent—Two rooms for light housekeeping. Inquire 129 Geiger St. For sale—Gio-Boy parlor heater, excellent condition, new pipe also 75 lb. 3 compartment ice refrigerator. Fred Fritchie, 120 Riley St., Bluffton. For sale—400 ft. finest quality round leather belting 5/16 inch. Price 5 cents per foot in 100 ft. lengths smaller lengths 6 cents per foot. W. F. lutzi. tf For sale—18 squares of heavy nat ural slate roofing in excellent condi tion. Nail holes are drilled. Wilbur Steiner, phone 629-Y. tf For sale—Manchu soy beans. Cleo Garau, 5 miles south of town. For sale—Eight tube table model radio. Inquire 236 N. Spring St. For sale—Corner book case, good condition. Inquire 347 S. Main St. For sale—Building 16 by 26 ft. in very’ good condition, can be moved easily. W’ill sell reasonable if taken soon. Can be seen after 5 p. m. at 121 N. Thurman St., Bluffton. For sale—Player piano, used and rolls. $450 original price, for $39 $5 a month to reliable party. Write Verne Netzow, Rural Route 5, Box 310, Waukesha, Wis., as to when the piano can be seen in Bluffton. For sale—Flowers: tritomas or flaming torch 25c bunch. Noah Geiger, east of town. For sale—100 bushels good yellow corn. Edwin Niswander north of Bluffton. For sale—Good feeding corn Manchu soy beans and Siberian oats. E. P. Steiner east of town. For sale—Hay loader, disc, spring tooth harrow, spike tooth harrow, cultivator, riding breaking plow, hay tedder, manure spreader. C. M. Keiffer, 3 miles south on county line. For sale—75 bags size Chip pewa eating and planting potatoes from last year’s certified seed. Call before 10 a. m. or after 4 p. m. This week only. Price $3.25. Cyrus Schumacher, Bluffton phone. For sale—Spring tooth harrow Imperial breaking plow with pointer John Deere two-horse corn cultiva tor all in A-l shape. Cal Luginbuhl. For sale—Good two wheel trailer, good rubber. Dennis Diller, Bluff ton phone. For sale—Makomb 500 chick size oil brooder, used two seasons. D. A. Krichbaum. For sale—1939 Mercury 4-door sedan in good condition. Must sell at once going into army. Kenneth Hartman, 103 N. Lawn Ave. Phone 353-W. For sale—Hoosier grain drill 10 ft. drag harrow single row corn cultivator 5 ft. McCormick mower Oliver riding breaking plow all horse drawn. M. H. Benroth four miles east of Bluffton on Rt. 103. Found—Ladies pocketbook. Owner can obtain by identifying same and paying for advertisement. Genevieve Burkholder, 132ba N. Jackson St. Lost—About a dozen coffee Ration Stamps No. 25 pasted on sheet of paper. Finder please return to the News office. Lost—Ladies brown Schafer pencil with gold top, Friday. Finder return to News office. Lost—Inner tube between Eben ezer church and Hilty school. Finder please return to News office. ____________ PACE FVE Daughter Of Former Resident Is Married Miss Inez Ann Woods, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Kelly Woods and grand-daughter of Med Murray of Bluffton, beca methe bride of En sign William Hosier O’Brien, U. S. Coast Guard Reserve at the First Presbyterian church in Findlay on Sunday, March 21. After a wedding trip to New York City the young couple are at home at Ithaca, N. Y., where Ensign O’Brien is stationed as an instructor in the Naval Deise 1 school. Mrs. O’Brien will continue her musical studies at Cornell university in Ithaca. Mrs. Woods, the mother of the bride, was formerly Miss Jessie Murray of this place. Notice To Bidders The Bluffton Board of Education will receive sealed bids for furnish ing One Hundred (100) Tons more or less of coal for the high school building at Bluffton, Ohio, during the coming year as required by said Board of Education. Bidder will be required to submit analysis of coal he proposes to fur nish, together with price delivered. All bids to be in hands of the clerk of the board by noon on April 12, 1943. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. 50 Leland Diller, Clerk Don’t you learn the hard way There are two times to learn whether you have enough in surance—before and after the fire. Don’t learn the hard way— after the fire—when it’s too late to make any changes. We’ll be glad to help you check your policy today—with out obligation—and you’ll be glad to know where you stand in this important matter. W. F. IUTZI FIRE—AUTO—BONDS Fresh Drugs and Quality Drug Store Merchandise of All Kinds Prescriptions Care fully Compounded Sidney’s Drug Shop Phone 170-W Bluffton THURS.—FRI.—SAT. JACK BENNY and ANN SHERIDAN it MON JOAN CRAWFORD and MELVYN DOUGLAS Matinee Sunday 2:30 TUES.—WED. lock Holmes and THE RITZ BROS, i Remember Your Collection for LOCAL RED CROSS FUNDS at this theatre week of APRIL 1-7.