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UNITED •Tates WINGS lONDS VOLUME NO. LXVIII OPA ANNOUNCES BOOST IN POINTS FOR BEEFSTEAK Three Points Advance in Port erhouse and Sirloin Cuts Next Week Points Required for Pork Will Remain Substantially Unchanged An upward jump in the point val ues of certain red meats was reveal ed in the new point values for meats, fats, fish and cheese announced to day by the Office of Price Adminis tration. The new values are effec tive June 6. The changes in meat values were due to a current scarcity of red meats, it was explained. Point val ues generally are increased when a commodity is scarce, and decreased Official table of consumer point values for meat, fats, fish and cheese effective next week ap pears on Page 4 of this issue. when supples are ample. A second factor in some of the revision is the perishability of certain meat products in the summer months. Largest jumps were made in the values of certain beef cuts. Here is how some of the June values com pare with those of May: May June Porterhouse ................. 8 11 Sirloin, Boneless .......... 9 12 Chuck ............................. 7 8 In the case of lamb stews and other cuts, a slight drop was evident for example, breast and flank dropped from 3 points to 1 bone-in shank from 4 to 3 bone-in neck from 4 to 3. Pork cuts remained substantially the same. Poppy Sales Total $108 Here Saturday Sale of poppies by the American Legion Auixiliary came to a total of $108 here Saturday, it was an nounced by Mrs. Harry Turner, in charge of the sales All of the poppies, numbering 1,000, were sold by 1 p. m. Very likely a thousand more could have been sold, it was stated by Mrs. Turner. Credit for the splendid record must be given largely to the Girl Reserves of Bluffton High school, Mrs. Turner said. Carol Sechler, a grade school student and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Sechler, had the highest sales with $14.95. The poppies are made by disabled veterans at the Sandusky Soldiers’ home. Part of the proceeds stay with the Auxiliary here to be used for various community service activi ties. Takes Teaching Position Miss Bettye Lewis, who graduated last week from Bluffton college, has accepted a position as instructor in public school music in the Ft. Re covery high school for the coming year. Arrives In Africa Staff Sgt. Gerald E. Mericle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mericle of Elm street, has arrived in Africa with a contingent of American troops, according to a letter leceived this week by his parents. On Summer Schedule A number of Bluffton retail stores are this week beginning their sum mer schedule of remaining open on Wednesday night and closing on Thursday afternoon. Student Recital Students of Mrs. Pearl Mann and Prof. Sidney Hauenstein will be pre sented in a recital at the Bluffton college Ramseyer chapel Friday night at 8:30 o’clock. The public is invited. Florida Pictures At Lions Club Meeting Colored motion pictures of scenes taken in Florida were shown to mem bers of the Lions club by Wilbur Steiner, Bluffton coal dealer, at the meeting held in the Walnut Grill Tuesday night. Many ocean scenes and pictures of the attractive natural flowers and vegetation of the area were shown. Concluding the presentation were pic tures taken in Bluffton. Honored TAR. V’. H. Allman, residing one mile south of Bluffton on the Dixie highway, was one of four awarded honorary degrees at commencement exercises at Ot terbein college at Westerville on Saturday. Among the four was Governor John W. Bricker of Ohio who gave the commence ment address and who received the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. Dr. Allman, superintendent of the Sandusky conference of the United Brethren church, received the degree of Doctor of Divinity. Dr. Allman is administrative head of 158 United Brethren churches in Northwestern Ohio. He has been conference superin tendent for five years. LITTLE INTEREST SHOWN IN PARTY CAUCUSES HERE Attendance Small at Republican And Democratic Meetings Tuesday Night Howe Renominated for Mayor By G. O. P. Democrats to Circulate Petitions Bluffton electors are not interested in municipal politics. This was indi cated Tuesday night when little more than a skeleton crew of the faithful turned out for party caucuses. Republicans with little more than a baker’s dozen in attendance caucused in the high school library and filled the majoi’ty of offices on their tick et. However, it was stated follow ing the meeting that the list of can didates is definitely tentative and sub ject to revision. Attendance at the Democratic caucus in the council chamber was re ported as less than that at the Re publican gathering and no attempt was made to fill the party ticket. Several individual candidates, how ever, indicated their intention of run ning. Howe Renominated W. A. Howe, republican, now serv ing his second term as mayor was re nominated for that office. Other republican nominations on the ticket were: Clerk, H. H. Huser treasurer, J. A. Thompson council, Wm. Amstutz, Chas. Aukerman, N. E. Byers, E. S. Lape, P. W. Stauffer, C. A. Triplett board of public affairs, Harry Barnes. Of those nominated for council Amstutz, Aukerman, Lape and Trip (Continued on page 8) Although the month of May start ed with a clear day it ended on Monday with heavy rainfall to make the month one of the wettest Mays in the history of Bluffton weather. The weatherman’s book records the following data for the month of May: six clear days, six cloudy days and as for the rest—there were 19 days of rain. And one of the biggest rains of the entire month was on the last day when 1.22 inches was recorded. According to the present predic tions of the Weatherman there is likely to be a continuation of the wet weather. Predictions call for more showers and thunderstorms. If the old adage is true that rain on Easter means rain for seven Sun days, then there is at least another week of it. Sunday May 30, was the fifth Sunday after Easter, a total of six Sundays. Next Sunday will FHE BLUE Application For War Ration Book No. 3 Must Be Mailed By June 10 May Ends Monday With Heavy Rain For A Total Of 19 Days Of Rainfall Application Forms Distributed By Mail Thru Postoffice Last Week Forms Not Mailed by June 10 Will Not be Accepted Before August 1 Bluffton residents will apply for War Ration Book No. 3 by mailing in the application form during the coming week up to and including Thursday, June 10, it was announced this week. The application forms were dis tributed by mail thru the post office here to patrons on city and rural routes late last month. Additional forms are available at the post office for those who need them. Persons related by blood or mar riage and living in the same home may be listed on one application form but others in the home must file separate applications, according to OPA regulations. Postmaster E. R. Reichenbach warned that applications must be mailed by June 10 or applicants will have to wait until August 1 to have their applications considered. Postmaster Reichenbach cautions all persons to use three-cent stamps on their applications, to sign the name of the person filling out the applications for the family at the bottom of the form and to tear off the coupon at the top, which is to be retained for identification. The forms are mailed to Columbus where the Office of Price Adminis tration will prepare new ration books for each member of the family listed on the application and will mail them in time for use as replacements for ration books now in use. Promotions James Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller has been advanced in rank from Ensign to Lieut, (j.g.). Lt. Miller is in the Coast Guard service at Pidgeon Key, Florida. He is commanding officer in charge of 170 men patrolling the coast and guarding the bridge from Pidgeon Key to Key West, Florida. Paul Soidner, son of Rev. G. T. Soldner of Cherry street, received two promotions in one day when he was advanced in rank from Corporal to Staff Sergeant. He is engaged in non-combatant medical work at Camp Polk, Louisiana. Wade Huber, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A Huber, two miles south of Bluffton, has been advanced in rank from Corporal to Sergeant. He is located at Ft. Lewis, Washington Ivan Geiger, former lieutenant (j.g.) has been promoted to the rank of naval lieutenant it was an nounced the first of the week. Geiger, formerly of this place, is in structor in physical education in the Coast Guard academy at New Lon don, Conn. His wife, the former Win ifred Thompson of Bluffton and fam ily are also at that place. Buckeye Lake Opens For Summer Season Buckeye swimming lake, Bluffton’s municipal pool, opened the first of the week for the summer season. With appearance of warm weather the place has become popular with a large number of Bluffton and sur rounding places. Miss Mary Alice Howe will be in charge and the lake will be open for swimming each afternoon and even ing. Richard Rockey and Neil Schmidt will be on duty as life guards. be the seventh Sunday. If the adage means seven Sundays after Easter there are two more to come. May was the westtest month since the all-time record in June of 1939 was established with a total of 9.08 inches of rain. May of that year produced only .48 of an inch. June is generally the rainest month with July second and May third April, supposedly the rainy month ranks fourth and September fifth, according to 40 records of area weather stations. The rains of the past week end put a stop to work in the fields. Last week’s respite enabled the farmers to catch up somewhat with planting delays. The fields, however, are in such bad condition that there will be very little planting or plowing in the next few days, observers here indicated. A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1943 NOW BABY NEEDS HIS RED STAMPS FOR CANNED MILK Evaporated and Condensed Milk Put on Ration List Wed nesday Morning Parents Can Still Salvage About Nine Points from Baby’s Ration Book Parents of babies who have been using his ration book to bu.v meat, butter and cheese for themselves, will henceforth have to use some of the red points in baby’s ration book to buy canned milk for his feeding form ula. This was unexpectedly announced when evaporated and condensed milk went on the list of rationed foods in Bluffton stores Wednesday morning. The order was announced Tuesday night by the Office xf Price Admin istration to conserve diminishing sup plies of milk for babies and became effective one minute af’.er midnight. No actual restrictions were placed upon the purchase of evaporated and condensed milk for adult use, but canned milk will take red coupons which most adults are expected to save for meat, butter or cheese. The ration value of the milk is set at one point per pound through the use of red stamps from War Ration Book No. 2. Since rationing is intended to re duce all nonessential consumption of canned milk to conserve' limited sup plies for infant feeding and for those who require it in special diets as well as persons unable to obtain adequate supplies of fresh m’lk, no additional points will be made available to con sumers for canned ’milk purchases. Heavy Military Demand Heavy demand for manufactured dairy prudets to meet military re quirements has created shortages in milk supplies for civilian use and made rationing necessary, the OPA announcement said. Requiring the. ufc of red stamps for canned nwk is expAeteu to discour age purchases of the milk for hoard ing or nonessential uses, since most consumers will want to conserve their red stamps for meats, fats and cheese. As infant formulas usually require condensed milk at the rate of one 14% -ounce can a day, the new ra tioning will mean the surrender of about seven points a week fro n baby’s ration book. Thus parents who have been using baby’s red points to buy meat for themselves will still be able to salvage about nine red points a week from baby’s book. OPA estimated that from three to four points a week would provide the amount of canned milk required by adults, but urged that only persons unable to obtain fresh milk spend their points for the limited canned milk supplies. Arrange for Special Diets Persons whose doctors certify that they require extra amounts of can ned milk because of illness may ap ply to their ration boards for sup plemental ration. Hospitals may ap ply for extra points allotments for patients whose diets require addition al amounts of canned milk. Although evaporated milk is now put up in six-ounce or 14%-ounce containers and condensed milk is us ually sold in containers of 14 or 15 ounces, there are many small cans of varying weights still available. To help customers spend their ration points to the best advantage, OPA outlined the following rules for ap plying points: ANY NUMBER of small size cans whose total weight is one pound or less may be (bought for a single point. ONE SIX-OUNCE CAN of milk has a ration value of one point. TWO SIX-OUNCE CANS may be bought for a single point. EACH CAN weighing more than eight ounces requires one point. Births Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Thompson of Toledo are the parents of a daugh ter born at the Toledo hospital last Thursday. Mi4. Thompson was form erly of Bluffton. The following births at the Bluff ton hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Everett Seitz, Pan dora, a boy, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hannewald, Jenera, a girl, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Biery, Ottawa, a boy, Tuesday. Born to Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Schumacher at Canby, Oregon, a girl, May 24. Mrs. Schumacher was formerly Miss Eldora Gratz of this place. Second Bluffton award of the Treasury Department’s Minute Man flag for War Bond buying was won by Plant No. 2 of the Triplett Elec trical Instrument company on East College avenue, it was announced the first of the week. The flag is presented only to plants which have 90' of employes subscribing to the payroll allotment plan and with 10S or more of the total payroll going for that purpose. Of the 182 employes at Plant No. 2, there are 175 or 960 who have authorized pay deductions for bond purchases in amounts of 10O or more. Rev. Ernest Bigelow, of Pres byterian Church, Speaker At Exercises Bluffton Post of American Legion in Charge of Com memorative service Peace must be made as interesting and absorbing as war in the post war era if it is to gain the en thusiasm and support of the masses, it was stated by the Rev. Ernest Bigelow, pastor of the Bluffton Presbyterian church, who addressed the Bluffton Memorial Day audience at the high school auditorium Sun day afternoon. The patriotic assemblage followed ritualistic exercises by the Bluffton post of the American Legion over the grave of Russell Magee, most recently deceased veteran buried at Maple Grove cemetery. Gun Salute Honoring the memory of the soldier-dead were the gun salutes by the Legionnaires and military music provided by the Bluffton High school band under the direction of Prof Sidney Hauenstein. The warm weather and the bright sunshine on the foliage made un usually green provided an attractive natural setting for both the ritualis tic service at the cemetery and the parade to and from the burial grounds. Parade In the line of march were veterans of the Spanish-American and World wars, women of the Bluffton Legion Auxiliary, town officials, Boy Scouts and other organizations and citizens. The procession returned to the high school auditorium to hear the address by Rev. Bigelow. Armin Hauenstein, of the Bluffton post of the American Legion presided at this meeting. A marked difference in the mind set of the citizen with reference to this war and the last one is noted. In the last war it was glorious en thusiastic action with parades, ban ners, great spirited public rallies and colorful oratory, the speaker said. Grim. Dirty Job In this war there is the realization on the part of most people that it is a grim, dirty job to get done with as much dispatch as possible. Getting this war completed vic toriously is only one of the tasks. The other great task is to plan for the peace which will assure per manent prosperity and happiness for the greatest multitude of people, the speaker pointed out. Peace To be effective peace must be much more than mere absence of war. You must have activiity to make peace effective. Peace must be made just as interesting as war. It must contain a moral equivalent to war, Rev. Bigelow said. Second Blull’ton Plant Is Awarded Minute Man Flag For Bond Buying Peace Must Be Made Interesting Memorial Day Speaker Says In Talk The peace planning should be done by men of peaceful spirit who be lieve that the problems of one na tion are problems of all nations planning cooperatively for the better world, the speaker said in conclusion. Music at the service was presented by the high school band and a quarret from the Ebenezer Men nonite church composed of Aaron Messinger. Waldo Hofstetter, Chris Gratz and Clayton Bucher. Ebenezer Broadcast A ladies quartette, composed of Mrs. Milo* Lora, Miss Minerva Hilty, Mrs. Myron Luginbuhl and Miss Mabel Amstutz, will be featured in the weekly broadcast of the Eben ezer Mennonite church over Findlay broadcasting station WF1N Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. By winning the honor, the plant will be entitled to fly the Treasury Department’s blue Minute Man flag. The flag has been alloted and is ex pected to arrive here soon. An at tractive citation will also be issued by the Treasury Department. This is the second Triplett plant to win the Minute Man flag award, Plant No. 3 operating in the old post office building on South Main street having received this distinction about a month ago. Plant No. 1 was reported Wednes day morning as having nearly quali fied for the Minute Man flag and is expected to be in position to apply for the award shortly. 827 CANNING SUGAR PERMITS ISSUED HERE Certificates Issued for Entire Canning Season Through Autumn Months No More Sugar Permits to be Issued Locally: Apply at Lima Headquarters Canning sugar permits were issued to 827 applicants at local rationing headquarters n the Bluff-.on High school cafeteria on Friday, Saturday, and Monday afternoons, it was an nounced by Supt. of Schools A. J. B. Longsdorf, in charge of the ration ing program here. No more canning sugar certificates will be issued here and th se who failed to make application on the days specified will be required to ob tain their permits from the Allen county rationing headquarter- in Li ma, Mr. Longsdorf pointed out. The certificates issued at this time are for the entire canning season through the summer and fall months. For the past 10 days Bluffton house wives have been purchasing sugar with stamps 15 and 16 from War Ra tion Book No. 1 each of which is good for five pounds of sugar for home canning. 25 Pound Maximum These stamps may be used through the canning season. A maximum of 15 pounds per person is allowed in addition to that permitted by the stamps in War Ration Book No. 1. Most residents here took the maxi mum amount allowed, ration officials stated. In the 25 pound maximum were in cluded five pounds of sugar for pre serves and jells. Sugar was issued on the basis of one pound of four quarts of fruit. This would permit every family to can 80 quarts of fruit per person in the family unit with five pounds additional for preserves. The registrations were in charge of the public school teachers and sev eral other volunteer works in the community. Missionary To Speak At Reformed Church Miss Irma Schneck, returned mis sionary from Nigeria, West Africa, will be the speaker on Ascension Day at the St. John’s Reformed church Thursday night at 8 o’clock. The meeting is sponsored by the Women’s Guild of the church and the day has been designated as a day of prayer for missionaries. Miss Schneck has had extensive exper ience in African missionary work and is able to report on the impact of the war on the missionary effort. The public is invited. Speaker To Tell Of Mission In Brazil Work and accomplishments of an agricultural mission farm far in the interior of Brazil is the subject of an address by Homer Moser, re turned missionary, who will speak at the Presbyterian church this Wed nesday night at 8:30 o’clock. The public is invited. Mr. Moser, reared on a farm near Bluffton later completed a university course in agriculture and is now in charge of a large agricultural mis sion and school in Matto Grosso, Brazil. Principal crops grown are coffee and bananas. BUY STAT—]uKtrn. STAMM NUMBER 6 WET WEATHER TO RESULT IH SHARP CORN ACREAGE CUT Less Than One-third of Com Now Planted in Bluffton District, Estimate Expect That Not More Than Half Normal Acreage Will Be in by June 10 Adverse weather conditions will result in a drastic curtailment of corn acreage in the Bluffton district, it became evident as the result of a farm survey the first of the week conducted by the Bluffton News. With the past month going into the record as the wettest May ever recorded here, corn planting has been virtually at a standstill. Farmers estimate that less than one-third of the normal acreage is planted and to add to the difficulty of the situation, there is considerable spring plowing remaining to be done. May Be Smallest Corn Acreage Some went so far as to predict that this year will see the smallest corn acreage ever to be put out in this district. To support this claim they pointed out that following Mon day’s heavy rain there will be no corn put into the ground this week and under the most favorable condi tions it is difficult to see how more than half of the acreage can be planted by June 10, which is admit tedly late for corn seeding. Such a situation is bound to have far-reaching results in this section which has always counted on corn and hogs as the backbone of farm production. The prospect of a corn shortage is seen as threatening fur ther curtailment of production of all livestock products. Much of the acreage earmarked for corn earlier in the season will be switched to soybeans. Advantages of this crop’ are that June is still well within the normal planting season and the stand should mature ordinarily before the season of fall frosts. Also soybeans left in the field after winter arrives, altho not salable on the market nevertheless may successfully be fed to livestock. No Substitute for Corn Soybeans, however, will not take the place of corn in a livestock feed ing project and because of their high protein content require careful handling when used to any great degree as a corn substitute. Offsetting to some extent pros pects for a smaller corn crop are indications that the hay crop, vastly aided by the continued rains, will be generally good. Outlook for timothy, alfalfa and clover is promising. Couple Wed In Church Ceremony Here Sunday Miss Margaret Burkholder, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Quinten Burk holder of Bluffton and Leo Basinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Ba singer of Ada were married in a ceremony at the St. John’s Reformed church here Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Present for the nuptials were the mint'bate families of the bride and bridegroom and also the bride’s grandparents. Officiating in the marriage service was Rev. Harold Burkholder of Quakertown, Pa., uncle of the bride. A musical program preceding the ceremo. y included a group of piano numbeis by Miss Harriet Burkholder, the bride’s cousin and vocal numbers by Rev. Burkholder who sang “I Love lou Truly” and “Lead Me, Savior” by Rev. and Mrs. Burk holdt r. The bride was attired in white and carried a bouquet of red roses. Mrs. James Marlowe of Toledo, a cousin of the g'.oom was maid of honor and carried a bouquet of yellow tea roses. Biidesmaids, carrying bouquets of red and white carnations were Miss Dorothy Burkholder, sister of the bride and Miss Alice Basinger, sister of the grexm. William Begg of Toledo, cousin of the groom, was best man. Following the wedding a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. Out of town guests in cluded: Mr. and Mrs. Adiian Ba singer and daughter Mary Jo of A.da James Marlowe, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Begg, Misses Joyce DeLong and Marilyn Gladieux all of Toledo. Mrs. Basinger graduated from Bluffton high school in the class of 1942 and is now employed at the Triplett company. Mr. Basinger was graduated from Mt. Cory high school this year and is assisting his father on the farm. For the present they will reside with the*groom’s parents at Ada.