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vxm-o WATES ^%ONDS AMD3UMM VOLUME NO. LXVIII MEAT PRICES TO BE REDUCED 10 PER CENT MONDAY Drop in Price to Follow Order Of Office of Price Admin istration. Slaughterers to Receive Gov ernmental Subsidy to Effect Roll Back. Bluffton housewives will pay an average of 10 per cent less on retail meat prices starting on Monday morning, according to an announce ment made this week by the Office of Price Administration. This price roll-back will include all meats except cured and processed pork, which reduction will go into effect on July 5. Reductions in price are smaller on cheaper cuts and larger on the more expensive but the average will be about 10 per cent, according to the OPA statement. As in the case of the roll-back of prices on butter, the lowering of meat prices will not directly affect the farm producer. Suosidies which started last week will be paid to any one who slaughters 4,000 pounds of meat or more per month. The smaller producers will not be limited by government restrictions or aided by the subsidies. The farmer will receive the same price on the market for his meat as usual. The slaughterer, however, will sell the meat to the retailer at approximately 10 per cent less which will enable him to pass on the re duction to the consumer. The slaughterer will be re-im bursed by the governmental subsidy. Both of Bluffton’s markets do their own slaughtering and will receive the subsidy from the government. Oyer-Schumacher Wedding At Church The Defenseless Mennonite church was the scene of the wedding of Miss Ruth Oyer, daughter of Mrs. Adella Oyer of South Jackson street, and Corporal Edward Schumacher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Schumacher of College Road on Saturday evening at 8 o’clock. The Rev. Eli Steiner, pastor, re ceived the marriage vows in an im pressive double ring ceremony. A rose covered trellis, vases of peonies and orange blossoms, and candelabra provided a lovely back ground for the wedding cbremony. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Dr. Robert S. Oyer, of Cleveland I The bride wore a Isatin bodiced gown with marquisette skirt and train. Lace and pearl butterfly in sertions decorated the sweetheart neckline and train. A band of pearls edged the halo which held her finger tip veil. She carried a white testament and gardenia corsage with streamers of white satin entwined with yellow tea roses. Her only ornament was a string of pearls, a gift of the groom. Miss Ethelyn Oyer, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. She wore an aqua marquisette dress and car ried a bouquet of deep yellow roses. Charles Schumacher, brother of the gioom was best man. The ush ers were Wayne Yoakam of Colum bus, and Hiram Diller of Pandora. A half hour of music by brothers and sisters of the bride and groom preceded the ceremony. Miss Alice Oyer sang “At Dawning”. Raymond Schumacher played two flute solos, ■“My Hero” and “Indian Love Call”. Herbert Oyer sang “Because” and “Oh Promise me”. Both vocalists sang as a duet “I Love You Truly”. The traditional Lohengrin and Mendelssohn wedding marches were played marking the processional and recessional of the bridal party with Miss Dorothy Schumacher at the piano. Following the ceremony a recep tion for over one hundred guests was held in the church parlor. The couple left for a trip to Ni agara Falls before returning to Cpl. Schumacher’s base at Camp Barke ley, Abilene, Texas. For traveling the bride wore an aqua suit with white accessories. Both the bride and groom gradu ated from Bluffton High school and later attended Bluffton college. The bride is a graduate of the Evangelical Hospital School of Nurs ing of Chicago and for the past year and a half has been on the nursing staff of the Bluffton Hospital. The groom, until his induction into the army in March, 1942, was a member of the senior class at Bowl ing Green State university. Union Services Are Planned For Summer Starting on Sunday, June 27, un ion church services, sponsored by the Bluffton Ministerial association, will be held at Harmon Field stadium on Sunday evenings at 7 o’clock. Out-of-town guest speakers have been secured for the meetings and Rev. Scott, pastor of the First Church of Christ in Findlay, will speak at the opening meeting, it was announced by Rev. J. A. Weed, pres ident of the ministerial association. The services will continue each Sunday evening through Sunday, July 18. The various ministers of the association will preside at the meetings. In case of rain the serv ices will be held in the First Men nonite church, it was announced. LESS THAN HALF POTATO CROP IN BLUFFTON AREA Growers Predict Forty Per Cent Yield May Planting Loss is Heavy. No Seed Available for Replant ing Farmers Use Fields for Other Crops. Loss of more than half the potato crop in the Bluffton area because of the continued wet weather of recent weeks is indicated here. Almost all of the potatoes planted in the Bluffton farming district dur ing May were ruined by the heavy rainfall last month. The potatoes planted in late April are progress ing rapidly and suffered negligible damage from the rains, it was point ed out by James H. Warner, Allen county agricultural agent. The potato fields are in such bad condition here that a crop of only forty per cent of the usual produc tion is predicted. Many of the farmers are discing up their potato fields and planting to soys or corn. Heavy Loss to Corn Planting, Hay Making And Tillage Crowd Farmers’ Day From Dawn To Dusk Commercial Growers Especially heavy loss is reported from the district northwest of Bluff n which usually raises the bulk of commercially produced poatoes in his district. The continued wet weather caused the seed to rot and in other cases the plants were drowned out. Most of the good fields of potatoes to be seen here are those in which there was natural diainage supplemented by tile. In some cases entire fields of po tatoes were ruined by the weather condition. One farmer north of town planted 300 pounds of seed and. got six stalks. Potatoes can still be re-planted this week but seed in quantities is virtually unobtainable. In an iso lated instance it was reported that one grower found seed at seven dollars per hundred pounds, about three times the regular price. No Seed Found County Agent Warner has been trying to locate a source of seed pctato supply during the last week but so far he has found none to replace the seed lost in the last month. Consequently it is unlikely that much of the lost crop can be replaced by the planting of late potatoes. The rains caused no serious dam age to other crops, in the opinion of the agent. He said grain crops are maturing in normal stages and the corn that has been planted to date is springing out of the ground excep tionally early because of the hot sun following the regular rains of the last few weeks. Likewise there is plenty of time left for the farmers to plant a normal crop of soybeans and toma toes, it was pointed out. Home From Active Military Service John Carder, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Carder of South Main street returned Saturday from the army, being transferred from active serv ice to the reserve list by reason of having passed the 38-year-o|d age limit. Inducted last October, Carder was chief of the guard squadron at the army’s Newark New Jersey airport. In addition to resuming his form er position as deputy in the Allen county sheriff’s office he also will be employed as a checker at the Ohio Steel Foundry plant in Lima. Farm Work Speeded Up in In tervals Between Torrential Thundershowers. Some Tillage Still Undone Corn Planting Nearing End Need Fair Weather. Corn and soybean planting, hay making and the last tag ends of spring tillage, all clamoring for at tention made up a conglomerate agricultural picture this week as farmers toiled ceaselessly in sultry intervals between torrential thunder showers. Wet weather thruout the month of May which disrupted spring sched ules has brought corn planting and haymaking at the same time on the farmer’s calendar. Stimulated by an abundance of moisture, the hay crop promises to be considerably heavier than usual. Alfalfa is ready for harvest with some of the plants in bloom, but little has been cut since corn plant ing, already far behind schedule has been given precedence. Haymaking Late Hampered by pressure of other work and adverse weather conditions, cutting of the hay crop has already been delayed beyond the period when the best quality could have been se cured, according to Ohio agricultural specialists. However, it is pointed out that there has been as yet insufficient fair weather to cure hay even if farmers had been ready to cut it. Given favorable weather, this week will see the end of the major portion of corn planting in the Bluffton dis trict. Farmers estimated Wednes day that about 75 per cent of the crop in this district is now in the ground. All Hands Busy In order to achieve this goal, tractors were operated day and night on many farms. Boys and some girls, young and old were pressed into service in an almost round the clock schedule of operations. Early maturing varieties of soy beans are in demand by farmers who have switched their planting pro grams away from corn because of lateness of the season. Prospects for a larger tomato crop have appreciably brightened during the past ten days as some of the surplus acreage not put in soybeans may lie used for tomato growing. Plans are now being made to re cruit additional help for the peak of the canning season late in the sum mer. The cherry crop will be light this year, some estimates placing it from 15 to 25 per cent of normal. Straw berries, likewise, are not coming up to expectations of an average crop. Need Is Great For Surgical Dressings With the need for surgical dress ings greatly increasing as the war progresses, the Bluffton Red Cross workrooms at the grade school build ing ait now open Monday evenings from 7 to 9 o’clock and Tuesday through Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 4 o’clock. The Red Cross organization was requested by the War department to make large numbers of surgical dressings because commercial manu facturers could produce only a small percentage of the vast number need ed. In February the War department asked for 180,000,000 additional dressings for delivery by March 31. Actually there were 181,135,800 dressings shipped by that date. This is better than 4,000.000 dressings daily. This work constitutes by far the largest activity of the Red Cross volunteers likely because of its hu manitarian appeal. The Bluffton women have responded well to the appeals but many more are needed and most urgently asked to come to the grade school building at the as signed hours, it was stated this week by Mrs. J. S. Steiner, director of supplies. The Monday evening meeting has been arranged to accommodate those working during the day, Mrs .Steiner said. Radio Sermon Series “Your Enemies” is the subject of the radio sermon to be given in the “Living Today” series by the Rev. A. C. Schultz, Bluffton college Bible professor and pastor of the Ebenezer Mennonite church, over Findlay radio station WFIN Friday afternoon at 3:45 o’clock. THE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1943 —--j—----- 34 FROM ALLEN COUNTY CALLED BY DRAFT BOARD Names of Alien County Quota Are Announced by Board No. 3. Twenty-four Army and in Elida—Jack. Gat' Draft go to The Will Serve Thirty-four selectees, the quota furnished by Alien County Draft Board No. 3 for the current June call, will leave next Wednesday for formal induction .iato the armed services. The group, whidh will leave next Wednesday, wks jBdepted following a physical examination at Toledo Wednesday, June 9. Of the 34 selectees. 24 will go to the army and 10 to the navy. ARMY Entering tha an Bluffton-Robert'fee gate. |y are: ing, Paul Win- Lima—Halsey Hl ick Rakestraw, Rc Smith, Jr., Harold Miller. Ifhinson, Freder Driver, Glenn ll'rymyer, Keith ijl Spencerville—Haifry Paglow, W ayne Tol|e, Harrod—Carl Wright, Wilford Vin Wierwille, Leo Robert Miller. |bensack, Harry Meter. Hines, Harold Lafayette—Mcrwjm Piehl. Delphos—Dale Fb er, Jr., Elmer Poh Roy Bryan. lias, Harry Tuck William Link, Gomer—Harold .-‘jtoberts, Bourne. Nai The following wjl Bluffton—James Amstutz. Richard |.go to the navy: Herrmann, Roger Beaverdam—RalpiiVertner, Downey. Lima—Robert 1 Cockerell, Paul E Lewis, Russell Amstrong. Russell iensley, George Jlemeier, Donald Couple Is Wed In Church Ceremony Wedding of Miss Eloise Alspach, daughter of O. O. Alspach of Jack son street and Lowell Shimp, of Ak ron, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Shimp of Portland, Ind., occurred i.t the Bluffton Presbyterian church Fri day noon. Rev. Ernest Bigelow, pas tor, officiated at the single ring cere mony. The ceremony was witnessed by members of the immediate families. The church was decorated with pink and white peonies and mock orange blossoms. Dan Alspach, brother of the bride, was best man and Miss Gertrude Parish of Findlay was maid of hon or. The bride was attired in a two piece powder blue crepe dress trim med with lace collar and cuffs. Her accessories were in luggage tan and she wore a corsage of pink rosebuds. Miss Parish wore a light blue dress with white accessories and a corsage of pink rosebuds. A dinner followed at the Walnut Grill. A three course menu was served and the table was centered with a wedding cake topped by a miniature bride and groom. At either end were vases of pink rose buds. The couple left on a short wedding trip to Indiana and will visit rela tives of the groom. Upon their return they will be at home in their newly furnished apart ment at 509 Crosby street in Akron. Mrs. Shimp is a graduate of Bluff ton High school, attended Bluffton college and graduated from Bowling Green State university. She has taught the fourth grade at the Hu ber school in Findlay for the past five years. Mr. Shimp is a professional en gineer with the Firestone Rubber company in Akron. Births Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ambrecht of Rawson are the parents of a boy born at the Findlay hospital last Thursday. Mrs. Ambrecht was the former Miss Ruth Matter of this place. The following births at the Bluff ton Community hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gibbs, Raw son, a boy, David Albert, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Badertscher, Rawson, a girl, Barbara, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schmidt, Ada, a boy, Bruce Albert, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Weller, Ada, a girl, Judith Ann, Sunday. Shoe merchants here had a hectic day on Tuesday, the deadline day for use of stamp No. 17. Merchants stated that they have never seen anything like the shoe buying of the past couple of weeks as the time for stamp 17 drew to a close. The stocks dwindled day by day and still the shoppers purchased the footwear, anxious to spend the ra tion stamps in the knowledge that they would have only three for the year. Shoes may be purchased now on stamp No. 18, which will be good Regional Confederacy is Best Plan, Ohio Northern Admin istrator Says. Winning of Peace Will be More Difficult Task Than Win ning the War. Despite the social differences of the various races and peoples of the world they have a fundamental unity which is an important factor in planning for the peace of the world, it was stated by Dr. Demass Barnes, assistant to the president at Ohio Northern university, who addressed a ladies night meeting of the Bluff ton Lions club at the Walnut Grill, Tuesday. Dr. aBrnes, also a member of the speakers bureau of Inter-American Activities in the United States, ad dressed the club on the subject of “How Shall We Win the Peace?” Will Win War There is no doubt about the fact that the United Nations will win the war. Their resources, industrial ca pacity and tremendous will to win assures the victory. The great prob lem confronting the American people is to win the peace, Dr. Barnes said. Civilization can not stand the de structive shocks caused by recurring wars. Another difficulty in the pres ent picture is the development in our social and political structure of some of the very things we are fighting against, the speaker pointed out. (Continued on page 8) Solemnize Nuptials In Lima Sunday Wedding of Dwight Worthington of this place and Miss Helen Huff man, Triplett employe from Findlay, took place at the South Side Church of Christ in Lima Sunday noon. Rev. E. J. Penhorwood, pastor, of ficiated at the double ring ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ludwig, the latter a sister of the groom, were the attendants. The bride was attired in a suit of royal blue with white accessories and wore a corsage of white rose buds. Both are employed at the Triplett Electrical Instrument Co. The cou ple will reside in Findlay. Worthingon recently received an honorable discharge from the army because of injuries received while in training at Columbia, S. C. Receives Engineering Degree At Ohio State Wayne Yoakam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Yoakam, west of town, was awarded a bachelor of electrical engineering degree at commencement services at Ohio State university in Columbus on Friday. Members of his family here at tended the exercises in which 600 students were graduated, the small est number in years. The services were addressed by Henry R. Luce, editor of Time, Life and Fortune magazines. To Head Industrial Chemical Laboratory Shoe Stores Here Have Last Minute Rush Tuesday, Deadline For Stamp 17 Peaceful Post-War World Is Not An Impossible Ideal, Lions Speaker Says Mr. and Mrs. Edward Davy of Cleveland, well known here are mov ing this week to Albany, New York, where he has accepted a position as head of the laboratory of the Win throp Chemical company, nationally known industrial concern. Mr. Davy, a native of Pandora, has been connected with the phar macy school of Western Reserve uni versity in Cleveland for the past twenty-two years and was dean of the department when he resigned to accept his new position. Mrs. Davy, formerly of Bluffton, is a sister of Mrs. Edgar Hauenstein of South Jackson street. thru October. Saturday’s shoe sales marked one of the highest in the histor yof lo cal shoe business and climaxed a week or more of hectic buying. In some cases there were lines of cus tomers waiting to purchase one of the three pairs of shoes to which they are entitled thruout the year. Monday and Tuesday were equally as busy and today the shoe mer chants here are watching anxiously for merchandise from the manufact urers to replenish their depleted stocks. IMPROVEMENTS ON DIXIE HIGHWAY TO BE MADE IN AREA Resurfacing of Sections of Road North and South of Town Announced. Three Miles Near Beaverdam One and One-half Miles in Union Township. Principal highway improvement in the Bluffton area this summer will be in two projects totalling four and one-half miles on Route 25 in Allen and Hancock counties, according to an announcement made this week by the Ohio Department of Highways. Bituminous concrete will be used to improve the highway on the two projects for which bids will be re ceived by the state highway depart ment until June 29. One bid pro vides for the improvement of 3.031 miles at an estimated cost of $42, 00 in the Beaverdam district. Another bid will be received for the improvement of one and one-half miles of highway north of Bluffton on Route 25 in Union township, Han 1 cock county, for an estimated cost of about 20,700. The total estimated cost of the highway improvement in the two counties will be $6^,700, ac cording to H. .Sours, state high way director. These projects are part of a state wide series of improvements which will cost about $853,000, the director reported. A total of about 30 miles of highway will be improved in the whole program. In connection with the federal road improvement, announcement was also made this week that authority has been given to Allen County Engi neer Hobart M. Mumaugh to pur chase 225,500 gallons of material for treating 65 miles of Allen county roads at a total cost of about $102, 500. U. B. Conference On Campus This Week Approximately 225 young people are in attendance at the annual sum mer encampment of the Sandusky conference of the United Brethren church being held this week on the Bluffton college campus. The con ference started on Monday and will continue through Saturday. A program of study, worship and recreation has been planned by the conference leaders for the retreat. Rev. Fay Bowman of Toledo is dean of the school and Rev. Donivan Hochstettler, former Bluffton resi dent, is camp manager. The faculty is composed of: Prof. D. H. Gilleatt, Dayton Prof. J. S. Engle, Otterbein Wm. Fitzjohn, Sierre Ieone, W. Africa Rev. and Mrs. Roy Cramer, former Bluffton college students now at McClure Rev. L. E. Ames, Findlay Mrs. O. E. Knepp, Galion. The boys are housed at Ropp hall and the girls at Lincoln hall. Meals are served at the Ropp hall dining room and classes are held in college hall rooms. Dr. V. H. Allman, residing one mile south of Bluffton and confer ence superintendent, is serving as counselor for the students attending the retreat. Promotions Denver Augsburger has been pro moted from rank of private first class to sergeant at Ft. Lewis, Wash. Harry Shrider has received a pro motion from private to corporal at the air base center at Santa Maria, Calif. BUY UNITKD ■TATB* MHtXMi NUMBER 8 NO TOWN PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE HELD IN AUGUST Democrats Enter 11 Candidates and Republicans List 10 Candidates. Both Parties Hove Complete Slates for Council, Clerk and Treasurer. Bluffton will not have a municipal primary in August, it was announced this week by local election officials. Nearly complete slates of tickets are announced by both parties with the democrats entering 11 and the republicans 10 candidates. Wilbur A. Howe, republican may or, will be unopposed in the Novem ber election. Hiram Huser, republi can and Wilford Geiger, democrat will battle it out for the clerkship. Geiger has served as deputy clerk, having been appointed twice by the comic to fill the post when James West, regular clerk, left for the armed services. John Tompson, republican and Samuel Bixel, democrat incumbent are candidates for treasurer. Full Council Ticket The six seats on the town council will be sought by six republicans and democrats. These are Charles E. Aukerman, Cleon A. Triplett, Will iam Amstutz and E. S. Lape, in cumbents, and Paul W. Stauffer and N. E. Byers, republicans. Democrats running for town coun cil are: Jesse Yoakam, incumbent Wilford Gratz, H. E. Augsburger, Maynard Geiger, Don Patterson and C. A. Stauffer. For the board of public affairs, three to be elected are: William Luginbuhl and A. C. Burcky, incum bents and Forrest Harmon, demo crats Harry Barnes, republican. Funeral Friday For Gideon Schaeublin Funeral services for Gideon Schaeublin, 69, will be held Friday afternoon, at his home at 361 Cherry street at 2:30 o’clock and at the St. John’s Reformed church at 3 o’clock. Rev. W. H. Lahr, former pastor, will officiate at the sendees. Mr. Schaeublin died at his home Tuesday evening at 9:40 o’clock, six hours after suffering a stroke. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schaeublin, he was born Sept. 19, 1873. On Sept. 18, 1898, he was married to Mary Leeter, who died in 1914. In 1920 he was married to Frances Sprague, who survives. Mr. Schaeublin was a carpenter and mason by trade, but for the past few months he had been em ployed as a guard at the Bluffton plant of the Central Ohio Light and Power company. In addition to his wife he is sur vived by three children, Lowell Schaeublin of Lima* Lieut. Robert Schaeublin with the U. S. army in Dyersburg, Tennessee, and Mrs. Phyllis Clark of Jackson, Michigan. There are five grand-children. Brothers and sisters are: Waldo Schaeublin of Findlay Hulda Schaeublin of Chicago and Mrs. Mina Augsburger and Ixmise Schaeu blin, both of Beaverdam. Burial will be at Maple Grove cemetery. Sportsmen Roundup To Re Held July 5 Demonstration of various water sports will be held in a Sportsmen Roundup, sponsored by the Bluffton Sportsmen’s club, at the Buckeye Swimming lake on Monday, July 5, it was announced this week by Eu gene Benroth, president of the club. Included in the afternoon activities will be a swimming meet in charge of Mary Alice Howe, Richard Rockey and Neil Schmidt of the Buckeye lake. One of the features of the day will be a casting and fly fishing* demonstration by the Lima fly fish ing and bait casting club under the direction of Bob Wilson, Lima sports man. A contest will be held between a swimmer and a sportsman with a fly casting outfit. The swimmer will attempt to swim away and the cast er will attempt to bring the swim mer to the land. In this connection deep sea fishing technique will be demonstrated. Proceeds from the sale of tickets will be used for re-stocking of the quarry and for the betterment of the Buckeye grounds for the pleasure of the community, Benroth stated.