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UNITED •TATES SAVINGS ^kONDS IaNDNNOS VOLUME NO. LXVIII ELIMINATION OF PRIMARY CONTEST IN AUGUST LIKELY Little Interest Shown by Com munity in Municipal Politics This Year. Candidates Have Until Friday To File Declaration of Can didacy. Unless unexpected developments occur there is small likelihood of a municipal primary in August, local election officials indicated this w*'ek. Tickets are not completly rounded out for either party and it is ex pected that some of the candidates may be un-opposed in the November election. Little Interest Observers indicated that the lack of interest in municipal polictics may be due to the war occupying the center of interest and the lack of time due to extra demands made by various types of activities related to the war effort. Also contributing to the decreased interest in local politics is the elim ination of the election of marshal. Previously there was a lively inter est in this office and there was usu ally considerable competition for the post of marshal in the primary elec tions. Democratic Ticket Additions to the democratic nomi nations on the ticket are: W. O. Geiger, clerk Maynard Geiger, Jesse Yoakum, Don Patterson and Chester A. Stauffer, council and F. J. Harmon board of public affairs. Others on the democratic ticket are: A. C. Eurcky and Wm. Luginbuhl, board of pub lic affairs Samuel Bixel, treasurer. Present indications are that W. A. Howe, republican serving his second term as mayor, may run un-opposed in both primary and the November elections since the democrats have not named a candidate for mayor al though they may do so by Friday, the last day for filing. Republican Ticket H. H. Huser, clerk J. A. Thomp son, treasurer Wm. Amstutz, Chas. Aukerman, N. E. Byers, E. S. Lape, P. W. Stauffer, C. A. Triplett, coun cil Harry Barnes, board of public affairs. Of those nominated for council Amstutz, Aukerman, Lape and Triplett are now serving on that body. Other offices may be filled on the party ticket by petition. Party chiefs pointed out that time for fil ing declaration of candidacy closes Friday. Rev. Weed Returned To Bluffton Pulpit Rev. J. A. Weed, pastor of the Bluffton Methodist church, was re turned to the pulpit here at the an nual Ohio conference of the denomin ation held in Columbus on Monday. Other ministers in the area who have been re-assigned to their pre vious pulpits are: Rev. Marion Tins ler, Ada Rev. Bernard Baughn, Beaverdam Rev. Melvin Wentz, former Triplett employe, Harrod. Rev. W. F. Cumming of West Jef ferson, was appointed to Pandora succeeding Rev. E. E. Mosslander, who will go to Crooksville. A new appointment was also made at La fayette where Rev. W. B. Arthur was assigned. The pastors of the five Methodist churches in Lima and the three churches in Findlay were all returned to their previous pulpits. Bluffton Man Is Wed At Zanesville Wedding of Cleo DeWitt Garau, son of Mrs. Alta Garau, five and one-half miles south of Bluffton and Miss Bertha Coulter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Coulter of Zanes ville took place at the home of Mrs. Bell Kemp of Zanesville, Saturday. The wedding service was performed by the Rev. T. B. Orr of the Free Methodist church. Following the ceremony a wedding dinner for 30 guests was served at the Kemp home. The bride has been employed at the Delco company division of Gen eral Motors in Dayton. Mr. Garau is owner and operator of the farm south of town where the couple will make their home. Attending the wedding from here were: Mrs. Alta Garau, Mrs. Naomi Steiner and children Marilyn and Paul David, Mr. and Mrs. Joy Hu ber and daughter Sandra Sue. & As an additional precaution, it has also been suggested that each motor vehicle owner should make a record of the serial number which appears on the use tax stamp in event the stamp became lost. Stamps must be affixed to the windshields of cars in use by July 1. Violators will be subject to severe penalties imposed by the law. FORMER BLUFFTON MAN INVENTS NEW ARMY MACHINE GUN Col. Rene Studler is Inventor of Light-weight Deadly Automatic Gun Existence of Weapon is Dis closed in Announcement from Washington Col. Studler described the gun to newspapermen as consisting mainly of “a few pieces of tin”. It breaks down into three principal parts none more than a foot in length. Known to military men as the M-3 submachine gun it fires a 45 caliber cartridge and is capable of firing at the rate of 450 rounds a minute. The war department reports that the new gun costs less than $20 as compared with approximately $40 for former types, can be produced more quickly and maintains its accuracy for many thousands of rounds. /o V. S. Auto Use Stamps Go On Sale Thursday Sale of $5 auto use tax stamps for the fiscal year beginning July 1 will start in Bluffton at the United States post office on Thursday. The stamps are serially numbered, are gummed on the face and have provision on the back for entry of the make model, serial number and state license number of the vehicle. Frazier Reams, Collector of In ternal Revenue at Toledo, recom mended that the vehicle owner should dampen the windshield rather than the adhesive side of the stamp. This method has been recommended to keep the stamp intact. A “pocket size” machine gun, light in weight and deadly in operation, long sought by the army has been produced by Col. Rene Studler, Bluff ton native, now in Washington, ac cording to reports the first of the week. He is the son of Mrs. Paul Studler of South Jackson street. Existence of the gun, invented by Col. Studler, was disclosed by army ordnance sources and is described weighing less than nine pounds as compared to the 12-pound “tommy gun”. Col. Stadler, a small arms expert, was graduated from Bluffton high school and was a student at Ohio State university when he enlisted in the air force in the first World War serving overseas. After the war he continued in the army and took training at Massa chusetts Institute of Technology in the field of small arms. Later he spent two years at each of the United States’ military bases. From 1936 to 1941 he was sta tioned in London as assistant mili tary attache where he had an op portunity to inspect and study small arm weapons used by the warring nations. Victoria Moser Wed To Lyle McCarty Announcement was received here this week of the marriage of Miss Victoria Moser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Moser, southwest of town, and Pfc. Lyle McCarty, former Triplett employe living near Ada, at Hattisburg, Miss., on Saturday, May 22. Miss Moser was also employed at the Meter works prior to leaving for Mississippi. Sh^ graduated from Bluffton High school in the class of 1940. Pfc. McCarty is in training at Camp Shelby, Miss. The couple will live at Hattisburg until he is moved to another location. In Naval Reserves Retail Butter Prices To Be Reduced 5 To 6 Cents Per Pound On Thursday Herbert Oyer, who graduated from Bluffton college this spring will leave Monday for Chicago to begin train ing for the chaplaincy in the United States Naval reserves. He will take his seminary training at Garrett Bib lical institute for the Bachelor of Divinity degree. Drop in Price to Follow Order of Office of Price Admin istration. Bluffton Housewives Will Pay Average of 47 to 50 Cents Pound. Bluffton housewives will pay five to six cents less per pound of butter at retail grocery stores here start ing Thursday morning, according to an announcement made this week by the Office of Price Administration. Retail prices for butter here range from 53 to 55 cents per pound and following the reduction Thursday morning the price will range from 47 to 50 cents per pound. The manufacturer of the butter will sell his product to the grocer five to six cents per pound under the established wholesale prices. The manufacturer will be re-imbursed by a governmental subsidy. Any farmer making butter whose total monthly produce volume is val ued at less than $75 will not be in cluded in the governmental subsidy. The smaller producers will not be limited by governmental restrictions or aided by the subsidy. The OPA intends to effect the roll back with a minimum of financial loss to the dairy industry from the farm through the retailer. With the subsidy paid to them by the government, buyers of butterfat will get as much for their butter as before and will be expected to pay going prices to the farmer. According to maximum creamery butter price regulations “butter shall include butter manufactured by a farmer on his farm from milk pro duced on his farm”. Stratton-H ouston Wedding Solemnized Miss Marjorie Stratton, became the bride of Sgt. Frank Houston, of Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif., form erly of Beckley, W. Va., in a double ring ceremony read at 7:30 o’clock last Wednesday evening in the home of Rev. W L. Harmony, pastor of Trinity Lutheran church at Findlay. The bride is the youngest daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Stratton of E. Elm street, and Sgt. Houston is the son of E. R. Houston of Beck ley, W. Va. The bride was attired in a navy blue dress with which she wore white accessories, and a corsage of pink rosebuds. Her jewelry was a locket, a gift of the groom. Attending the couple were Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hilty, brother-in-law and sister of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Jess Houston of Beckley, W. Va., a brother and sister-in-law of the groom. Mrs. Hilty chose for her sister’s wedding a dress of turf tan, with navy accessories. Mrs. Houston wore a light blue dress with black acces sories. Their corsages were of mixed flowers. A reception followed at the home of the bride’s parents. A three-tier wedding cake topped by a miniature bride and groom was cut by the bride. White candles burned at either end of the table and decora tions were in a color motif of pink and white. Miss Dorian Scoby and Miss Em ma Hilty, friends of the bride, served the refreshments to the following: Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Stratton, Mr. and Mrs. E. Augsburger and sons Don ivan and Burdette, Mr and Mrs. W. A. Stratton, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hilty and son Jerry Lynn, Miss Em ma Hilty of Bluffton, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Stratton and daughter Donna Lou of Columbus Grove, Mr. and Mrs. Dorian Scoby of Mt. Cory, Miss Katharyne Price of Findlay and Mr. and Mrs. ess Houston of Beckley, West Virginia. The couple left Thursday for a wedding trip to Beckley, W. Va. For traveling the bride wore a suit of turf tan with navy accessories and a corsage of mixed flowers. The bride is a graduate of Bluff ton High school in the class of 1941 and is employed at the Triplett Elec trical Instrument company. The groom has been in the army for the past two years, and is now stationed at Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif. The bride will remain for the present at the home of her parents, while the groom will return to camp following his furlough. Recovers From Illness Staff Sgt. Edwin M. Rice, Bluffton soldier with the American forces in Africa, has recovered from his re cent illness and is back in active service with his unit, it was learned by friends here. FHE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1943 OPERATETRACTORS DAY AND NIGHT TO GET CORN PLANTED Farmers Working Round the Clock to Overcome l^ate Season Handicap. Adequate Corn Crop is Vital Here Experts Hold Hope For June Planting. Handicapped by shortage of help and continued wet weather, farmers thruout the Bluffon district are work ing desperately against time in an all out effort to plant something ap proximating a normal acreage of corn. In many instances tractors are be ing operated on day and night shifts during periods as the ground is dry enough to be worked. Labor is be ing supplied by members of the farm families and also high school youths of varying degrees of experience have been recruited for the emeg ency. With the com-hog combination pro viding the backbone of farm opera tions thruout this area, importance of an adequae corn crop to provide of an adequate corn crop to provide apparent. Corn is Basic Here Extent to which farmers are suc cessful in putting out their usual corn acreage this spring will determine the scale of hog raising during the com the base for this program is readily held as to the success of the corn program is reflected in the increas ing number of pigs marketed without being properly fed out. Such a con dition, if it becomes widespread is bound to be reflected in restricted pork supples during the coming fall and winter. Meanwhile agricultural experts warned against too drastic a shifting of farm planting schedules in spite of lateness of the season. It is pos sible, in their opinion, to raise more feed and forage by adhering to orig inal plans than by las£ minute ^turn ing to crops which, ’^y *mfefure’9in a shorter growing season. June Planting O. K. Corn planted in Ohio for grain to June 25 and for silage to July 1 prob ably will produce more feed per acre than any other available crop, agron omists stated. Chances are even that com plant ed between June 20 to 25 will reach full maturity, experts said. Agricultural statistics show that delays similar to those this year were encountered in 1933 but that farmers obtained good yields. The average date of the first killing frost has been recorded at state agricul tural experiment stations as October 7 over a 42 year period. Births The following births at the Bluff ton Community hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Dukes, Mt. Cory, a boy, Thomas Eugene, Thurs day. Mr. and Mrs. ade Shook, a girl, Lana Patricia, Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Snare, a boy, Francis Eugene, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Don Johnson, Lima, a boy, James Edward, Sunday. Mrs. Johnson was formerly Miss Ruth Core of this place. A son has been born to Mr. and Mrs. John P. Scothorn at Findlay. They were former Bluffton residents. Red Cross Room Open Monday Night In order to accommodate women who are employed in the day time the Bluffton Red Cross room at the grade school building will be open on Monday night from 7 to 9 o’clock, it was announced by Mrs. J. S. Stein er, director of supplies. Head coverings will be supplied by the local Red Cross organization. Women are asked not to wear finger nail polish and to wear washable dresses. Receive Diplomas In Nurses9 Training Mary Ellen Davidson of Bluffton and Marcile Amstutz of Pandora were among the 19 Lima Memorial hospital nurses to receive diplomas in commencement exercises at the Trinity Methodist church in Lima Tuesday night. The services were addressed by David Stewart, Cleveland banker. Baccalaureate services were held Sunday night at which the Rev. Harold F. Stoddard, pastor of the First Baptist church of Lima, was the speaker. Bluffton and other Allen county’ housewives have until this Thursday to obtain their canning sugar allow ance permits, it was announced this week by Allen county rationing offi cials. Most Bluffton residents secured their canning sugar permits at local rationing headquarters in the Bluff to nHigh school cafeteria last week. Arrangements were made, however, for those who were unable to secure their permits on the designated days. The time has been extended through Thursday7 for those who have not yet registered. Temporary’ headquarters in Lima at 211 N. Elizabeth street will be open on Thursday from 9 a. m. to 4 m. where WPR clerks and vol unteer workers will be on duty. Don't Ask for New Applica tion Blank Even if You Made Mistake. Thursday is Deadline for Filing Form to Obtain Ration Book No. 3. Although there are many errors in the applications for War Ration Book No. 3 very few Bluffton resii dents will be denied their ration bookks, it was indicated in reports this week from the Columbus dis trict of the Office of Price Admin istration. Reports has been current that thousands may go hungry for ra tioned food because of errors in ap plication. Certain delays may be caused because of the errors or lack of information but an attempt will be made to take care of every body, it was stated. On Furlough Cpl. C. Rolland Swank, former Bluffton resident, located at the anti aircraft training center at Camp Davis, North Carolina, is visiting at the home of his brother Mr. and Mrs. Bertrand Swank of North Main street on a furlough. Until the time of his induction into the army Swank was superintendent of schools at Elida. Seriously Ill Turley J. Cornwell, former Bluff ton resident, who has lived for many year in Indianapolis, is reported ser iously ill at the Methodist hospital in that city where he has been a patient for the past fifteen weeks. Word of his illness was received the first of the week by friends here fiom Victor Green of Burlington, On tario, who is in Indianapolis at Corn well’s bedside. Home On Furlough Sgt. Harold Balmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Balmer of South Lawn avenue, arrived here Monday from Labrador for a furlough which will extend until Saturday, June 19. He has been located at the northern outpost on the Canadian Atlantic coast for one year. Thursday Is Final Day In Which Canning Sugar May Be Obtained Minor Errors Will Not Bar Applicant From New Ration Book The application form must be mailed to Columbus not later than this Thursday. Applications not mailed by this time will have to wait until August 1. The forms have been mailed thru the post office here. (Continued on page 8) Mrs. Anna Schmidt Is Wed At Church Mrs. Anna Schmidt, of South Jackson street and Elmus I). Klapp, painter from Lima, were united in marriage in a single ring ceremony held at the First Mennonite church Saturday morning at 7 o’clock. The Rev. J. N. Smucker, pastor of the church, received the wedding vows in a single ring ceremony at tended only by members of the im mediate families. John Schmidt, son of Mrs. Klapp, was best man and Mrs. Allen Moore of near Vaughnsville, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. The bride was attired in a light tan street dress. Appropriate music was provided with Miss Rita Hank ish at the organ. The church was attractively decorated with flowers. After the ceremony a reception was held in the church parlor. The cou ple will reside at South Jackson street. Arrangements are the same as dur ing the regular rationing period. The applicant must bring the war ration book No. 1. A maximum of 15 pounds will be allowed in addi tion to that permitted by stamps 15 and 16 in the first ration book. Most Bluffton housewives have re ceived their canning sugar permits. During the rationing here 827 appli cation forms were filled out, it was announced by A. J. B. Longsdorf, in charge of the local rationing pro gram. Regulations regarding sugar for church picnics, school and lodge events have been relaxed, according to an OPA announcement this week. Any such organization which has had their requests for sugar denied may appeal to the county rationing board which will review the case. Couple Is Wed In Church Ceremony The wedding of Miss Mary Eliza beth Amstutz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm A. Amstutz of Bluff ton, to Melvin J. Yoder, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin J. Yoder, Sr., of Goshen, Ind., was solemnized at the St. John’s Evangelical and Re formed church, Saturday evening at 8 o’clock. The double ring ceremony was used. The Rev. W. H. Lahr, who officiated at the marriage of the bride’s parents 30 years ago, per formed the cerimony and the bride was given in marriage by her father. The bride’s gown was all white rose design velvaray and Chantilly lace which fell in graceful folds from the long bodice and edged a long train. Her long tulle veil was held in place by a coronet of baby rose buds. She wore an amethyst neck lace, a gift from the groom, and carried a shower bouquet of white roses. Miss Sara Louise Amstutz, sister of the dride, was maid of honor and wore a gown of orchid net. She 1 carried a bouquet of yellow roses. Two bridesmaids, Miss Marietta Yoder, sister of the groom, Goshen, Ind., and Miss Virginia Fisher, Lima, college classmate of the bride, wore gowns of aqua net and carried bou quets of painted daisies. Two other bridesmaids, Miss Theda Hankish, Bluffton college friend cf the bride, and Miss Dorothy Hart man, technologist at White Cross Hospital, Columbus, were dressed in gowns of yellow net and also car ried bouquets of painted daisies. Ernest Yoder, brother of the groom, was best man. The ushers were Wilhelm A. Amstutz, II, the bride’s brother, Elmer Ramga, St. Marys, college classmate of the groom, Vernon Schmidt and Dorca Mischler both of Lima, also friends of the groom. The bride’s mother wore a dark blue chiffon with a gardenia corsage. The groom’s mother wore a powder blue dress with a corsage of gar denias. The church was decorated with o chid irises, white peonies and cathe dral candles, which gave a twilight effect to the occasion. Irises and sil ver and white ribbons decorated the pews. A half hour of music was ren dered by Mrs. Don Wenger at the piano, Harold Thiessen and Arthur Thiessen, violinist and cellist res spectively, of India. They played Clair de Lune, Liebestraum and An dante Cantabile. Clajton Bucher sang Oh Promise Me, Because, and Ich Liebe Dich. The traditional Loh engrin and Mendelssohn wedding marches were used. Following the ceremony, a recep ion was field at the home of the bride. The couple left for a short honeymoon at a summer resort on the lake after which they will return to their respective positions for the duration. For traveling the bride wore a suit of luggage tan and white sheer, with tan and white accessor ies. Both the bride and the groom grad uated from Bluffon college in the class of 1941. The bride took fur ther training in the patheological de partment in White Cross Hospital in Columbus, where she is now em ployed as a registered medical tech nologist. The groom is employed in the office at the Lima State Hospital. Lengthy X-ray Tube An X-ray tube in St. Bartholo mew’s hospital, London,, is 30 feet long and weighs ten tons. The pa tient under treatment converses through a microphone with the doc tors, who observe him through a mirror system. ____________________________________________________ BUY UNITS* •TATBS STAMM NUMBER 7 SUMMER JOBS PLENTIFUL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Bluffton High School Employ* ment Service Reports 35 Placements Made. Older Students All Placed in Positions a Few Youngsters Still Available. Summer employment—once the bugaboo of high school youth—is of fering no problem this year to 35 young people who really want to work, it was indicated this week by the Bluffton High school employment service. The service was inaugurated by the Hi-Y club this spring under the direction of Gerhard Buhler, princi pal, with the assistance of David Smucker of the Hi-Y organization. Practically all of the students on the list of those available have been placed in various types of work. There are still a few of the young er boys and girls who are available for mowing lawns, taking care of gardens, keeping children and sim ilar tasks. There are no more boys available for farm work, the few available ones being placed immed iately. Anyone desiring the services of the younger boys and girls may con tact the high school office any day from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Miss Donna Hagerman, office secretary, will be glad to supply available names and make the contact for the employ ment desired. In previous years it was almost impossible for high school or college young people to obtain summer em ployment in any type of work other than that offered by the immediate family. Now, due to war-time labor shortages the jobs are seeking tak ers. Wins Fellowship For Advanced Study Rev. Dwight Weed, eldest son of Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Weed of the Bluffton Methodist church, was one of two in a class of 56 awarded fellowships for advanced study at the commencement of Garrett Biblical In stitute at Evanston, Ill., on Monday. Rev. Weed received the Bachelor of Divinity degree at the graduation exercises. He is pastor of the Adriel Methodist church in Chicago and will take his advanced work under the fellowship at the University of Chicago. Rev. and Mrs. Weed of Bluffton attended the graduating exercises of their son. Promotions Harlan Dickson, son of Colonel and Mrs. Rene Studler of Washing ton, D. C., was advanced to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the United States navy on May 1. He is located somewhere in the Far East. Dickson, a giaduate of the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, participated in the battle of Midway and other important sea engagements. Richard Burkholder, located over seas in one of the northern outposts, has been advanced in rank from pri vate first class to corporal. Frederick Herr, in training at Portland, Oregon, has been promoted to rank of corporal. To Receive M. A. Degree At Chicago Miss Roberta Biery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Biery will re ceive the Master of Arts degree at commencement exercises of the Uni versity of Chicago on Friday after noon, June 18, it was announced the first of the week. For the past year she was a stu dent in the graduate school of the university where she held a scholar ship in the classics department spe cializing in Latin. She was graduated in 1942 from Oberlin college with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Home From Australia A. R. Holden, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Holden, former Bluffton residents, is home on furlough from Australia and is visiting his par ents in Toledo. Holden graduated from Bluffton High school in the class of 1939. BLUFFTON MARKETS Wednesday Morning Grain (bu. prices)—Wheat, $1.56 corn, 94%c oats, 67c soys, $1.66.