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Pioneer Picnic At
Elida Is Cancelled
For the first time in the history
of the society, the Elida Pioneer so
ciety picnic, scheduled to be held the
second Thursday in August, has been
cancelled, it was announced this
The meeting would have been the
49th annual picnic of the group and
reason for the cancellation was food
and gasoline rationing and other
factors due to war conditions. Large
crowds, including people from the
Bluffton district, attended the picnics
and officials are hopeful that the
meeting may be arranged for next
At Food Conference
Harry F. Barnes, instructor in vo
cational-agriculture at Bluffton High
school, was one of 250 Ohio teachers
who attended the annual conference
of vocational agriculture teachers
held at Ohio State university last
The four-day meeting centered
about ways and means vocational ag
riculture teachers could help to in
crease food production in spite of
farm labor and machinery shortages.
A. Hauenstein & Son
Where Our Soldier
Boys Are
S Sgt. Arthur R. Warren 35325791
151st Armored Signal Co.
A. P. O. 261, c/o Postmaster
Shreveport, Louisiana
Pvt. James H. Amstutz 355555245
Hdq. C, 2nd Bn., 272nd Inf.
A. P. O. 417
Camp Shelby, Mississippi
Cpl. Morris H. Amstutz 35287998
Batt. B, 73rd Armored F. A. Bn.
A. P. O. 259, c/o Postmaster
Los Ageles, California
Pvt. LaVerne H. Huber 35345768
Hq. 2nd Bn. 41st A. P.
A. P. O. 261, c/o Postmaster
Shreveoprt, Louisiana
Pvt. James H. Amstutz
HQ Co. 2nd Battallion
272nd Infantry
A. P. O. 417
Camp Shelby, Miss.
John Herrmann, 2/C S
1578 A Gun Crew
Arm Guard School
Section Base
Little Creek, .Virginia
Efficiency Integrity Progress
Ambulance Service
Phone 222-W 239 S. Main St.
Prompt Relief
At the first sign of oncoming colds, take tiny
LAXACOkL. tablets as directed and get
prompt relief. Balanced formula reduces
fever and aching, checks nose running,
gently stimulates bowels.
LAXACO Tablets
OERVICE within keeping
of present day conditions.
Basinger Funeral Home
G. W. Combs Licensed Funeral Director in Charge
during absence of Stanley E. Basinger, who is
serving our country in Sts Armed Forces.
It’s fresh daily—
and remember it’s safe!
As an added precaution against summer ills, insist on
pasteurized milk.
You can be sure of getting genuine pasteurized milk
by asking for
Hy-Grade Dairy Milk
Look for “Hy-Grade Dairy” on the bottle.
Phone 398-W for delivery at your door daily.
L. T. Greding Hardware
B. F. BIERY, Business Mgr.
C. A. BIERY, Editor
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Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Bluffton, Ohio,
under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Mrs. G. C. Stratton spent the week
end at the home of her sister in
Dr. Robert Oyer of Huron Road
hospital, Cleveland, spent the week
end at his home here.
Mr. and Mrs. Abe Trippiehorn of
Casey, Ill., are visiting the former’s
brothers and sisters here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. James Magee of East
Cleveland over the week end with
Mrs. Russell Magee of Huber street.
Russel] Gallant of Orange town
ship has enrolled for training in the
Civil Air Patrol at the Findlay air
Mrs. M. M. Kibler left the first
of the week for Lorain to visit her
daughter, Mrs. E. W. Bash and
Mrs. Noah Augsburger left Wed
nesday to spend a week at the home
of her son, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey
Margie Amstutz visited the past
week at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Morris Morton and daughter in
Muncie, Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Nusbaum vis
ited Mrs. Roscoe Blakesly and Mi's.
Lorena Paulos at the Bluffton hos
pital Sunday evening.
A. D. Hull and daughter Miss Al
berta Hull of Lakewood visited at the
home of Mrs. Eli Hartman of Jeff
erson street, Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hilty and son
Jerry Lynn, spent Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Wagner
and daughter of Findlay.
Miss Ruth Steiner of Poplar street
is attending the summer school of
Western Reserve university in Cleve
land specializing in library science.
Mrs. Ethel Roberts and daughter
Virginia spent the \Veek-end at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Elliott
and daughters at Columbus Grove.
Evan Leiber who is in army train
ing is home on furlough from a
camp in Missouri to visit his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Cal Leiber east
of Beaverdam.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Hinson and fam
ily of Cincinnati are spending sev
eral days at the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Steiner of
Thurman street.
Mrs. N. W. Cunningham of South
Jackson street is spending several
weeks at the homes of Thos. Don
aghue of Fremont and George Don
aghue of Detroit.
Donald Wayne Lehman, 1/c, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lehman has
been transferred from Melville, R.
I., to New York city where he will
be stationed for several weeks.
Miss Carolyn Romey is attending
the national convention of Phi Beta
Psi sorority held Tuesday and Wed
nesday at the Netherland-Plaza hotel
in Cincinnati. She is a delegate
from the Lima Iota Epsilon chapter.
Mrs. James Griffith, the former
Miss Zitella Getties, will leave on
Thursday of next week for San Ra
fael, Calif., a San Francisco suburb,
where she will join her husband,
Lt. Griffith cf the army air force
stationed at that place.
Fred Herr, former Bluffton insur
ance man who has been stationed at
an army camp near Vancouver, Wash.,
arrived here Tuesday morning on fur
lough. He w’as accompanied by his
wife who returned home after spend
ing a week with her husband. Herr
will leave on his return to camp on
Wednesday of next week.
Cpl. and Mrs. Joe Mumma and
daughter JoAnn spent several days
last week with his parents Mr. and
Mrs. Forest Mumma on Mound street
last week. They returned to Wil
mington, N. C., where Cpl. Mumma
is in training at Camp Davis. He
was inducted into the coast artillery,
anti-aircraft division in August of
last year.
Visitors at the home of Levi and
Millard Oberly, Sunday, included:
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Wilson and
family of Findlay Mr. and Mrs.
Olen Oberly and family of Jenera
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Basinger and
family of Pandora Mr. and Mrs.
Virgil Doty and family of Lima,
and Mr. and Mrs. Reno Oberly and
family of Mt. Cory.
Diller ambulance removals: Mrs.
Carl Fett from her home south of
Bluffton to Bluffton hospital Mrs.
Bryan Basinger and infant daughter
from Bluffton hospital to the home
of Walter Sommer on South Jackson
street John Garrett from Riley st
reet to the Kollmeier convalescent
home. Findlay Mrs. Lawrence Sny
der from Lima Memorial hospital to
her home south of Beaverdam.
The following from Bluffton and
vicinity attended the wedding of Miss
Marian Gratz, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Hiram Gratz of Toledo to Merle
Brumet which took place at Salem
Reformed church, Toledo, Saturday
night: Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Zimmerly,
Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Zimmerly, Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Sommer and family,
Mrs. Levi Hauenstein and Miss Di
ana Miller. The bride is a grand
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amos
Gratz of this place.
Herbert Oyer, of Garret seminary
in Chicago, visited here over the
Mr. and Mrs. Made Eaton and
family of Lima spent Sunday with
Mrs. Lou Eaton.
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Gorhan visited
Monday with their daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Neely at Lima.
Mrs. Evan Soash of this place left
Tuesday to visit her husband who is
in naval service, stationed at Norfolk,
Mrs. Bertha Matter and Rolland
Matter visited Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Armbrecht and family of Rawson,
Mrs. Clarence Hickey, of Toledo,
visited her mother, Mrs. Martha
Flick last week from Tuesday thru
Mrs. Herman Badertscher and in
1 fant were removed from Bluffton
hospital to their home in Arlington
in the Stanley Basinger ambulance.
Sgt. Raymond Greding of Wend
over Field, Utah, is home on fur
lough visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. L. T. Greding of West College
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Augsburger
and sons Buddy and Don were guests
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. E.
Tomlinson and sons of Lima, Sunday
Morris and Ropp Triplett, station
ed at the army air base at Wright
fiield near Dayton, spent the week
end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. L. Triplett.
Elbert Kohli, of the merchant
marine service stopped here Wednes
day to visit his mother, Mrs. Eva
Kohli of West Elm street. He is en
route from Baltimore to San Fran
Florence Kay and Richard Lee
Reinhard of Ada returned to their
home, Sunday after a several weeks’
visit with their grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Lora of South Main
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lora and dau
ghter Eloise of South Main street,
Mr. and Mrs. Omer Gratz and sons
of Pandora and Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Reinhard and family of Ada were
Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Milo
Lora and sons of near Columbus
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bigelow of
Belmar, N. J. visited at the home
of their son, Rev. and Mrs. Ernest
Bigelow of South Jackson street.
Sunday. Mrs. Bigelow’s brother,
John Boyd of Ann Arbor, Mich., vis
ited here several days last week and
returned to resume his studies at the
University of Michigan medical
school on Monday.
Visitors at the Rayl home in
Orange township past week in
cluded: Mrs. Clara Ewing, Washing
ton, D. C. Mrs. Wm. Garner of
Toledo Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ander
son, Mrs. Shell Dearth, Mrs. Clyde
Klingler, Mrs. L. Burger, Mrs. Louie
Truckes, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Downey
and son Robert, Miss Betty Wolfrom,
Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Robnolte and
son Gene,
Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Badertscher
entertained Monday* night in honor
of her brother, Pfc. Russell Hath
away of Camp Houze, Texas, who
was home on a short furlough. Re
freshments of sandwiches, ice cream
and cake were served to Mr. and
Mrs. Glen Hathaway and daughter
Mona Myrl, Pfc. Russell Hathaway
and Mrs. Hathaway. Pfc. Hathaway
left Wednesday, returning to Teas.
Dr. Nathan Beery and family of1
Indianapolis, spent the week-end with
Mr. and Mrs. John Beery.
Clyde Agner of Columbus visited
his aunt, Mrs. James Crow last week.
Miss Geraldine Basinger left Sun
day for Columbus where she started
attending Ohio State university this
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schutz are
the parents of a baby daughter, born
last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul ’Krohn and
sons of Detroit, Mich., spent several
days last week with his mother, Mrs.
Zella Krohn.
Miss Dorothy Agner, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Agner and How
ard Reichenbach of near Bluffton
were untited in marriage Saturday
Ernest Boehr left Sunday for
Camp Grant, III., after spending a
two week’s furlough here before en
tering the service.
Ruth Bixel visited at the home of
her sister, Mrs. Raymond Miller and
family at Smithville the fore part of
this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Steiner and fam
ily visited in the Archil Abegglin
home near Rawson, Sunday after
The Rev. Harvey Mitchell family
visited their parents near Peoria, Ill.
last week and this week.
Dan Gilbert, a noted author and
speaker of Washington D. C. will
speak at the St. John Mennonite
church, Friday and Saturday even
ing and Sunday morning. He 'will
also speak Sunday afternoon at the
Mission church at 3 o’clock.
William Steiner, Jr., of the Great
Lakes Naval Training school spent
the week-end here.
Adam Suter, aged 80, passed away
at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Clarence Burkholder last Saturday.
The funeral was held at the Grace
Mennonite church, Monday.
Clubs, aQodgeS
and Societies
Bridal Shower
Mrs. W. A. Stratton entertained
at her home with a miscellaneous
shower, Friday evening for her sis
ter-in-law, Mrs. Frank Houston,
formerly Marjorie Stratton.
The evening was spent in playing
bunco with prizes going to Mrs. H.
E. Augsburger and Miss Emma Hilty
who presented them to the bride.
Many useful and beautiful gifts were
received by the bride.
The hostess was assisted by her
mother, Mrs. Cal Balmer in serving
dainty refreshments to the following
guests: Miss Betty Bracy, Olive De
Camp, Virginia Roberts, Carolyn
Stonehill, Emma Hilty, Mesdames
Raymond Crawford, Gerald Hilty, H.
E. Augsburger, C. F. Stratton, Don
ivan Scoby, Mt. Cory and D. B.
Stratton of Columbus Grove the
honored guest and the hostess.
Sending gifts were: Miss Mabel
Van Atta, Marcele Reichenbach,
Elaine Deppler, Mary Ann Amstutz,
Treva Luginbuhl, Katharyn Price.
Alpha Gamma Club
The Alpha Gamma club will meet
at the home of Mrs. Helen Maxwell
Naas, near Cairo, Friday night at
8 o’clock. The following program
will be presented: Dorothy Killgal
len, Mrs. Silas Diller Past Imper
fect, Mrs. Harry Bogart.
G. H. M. C.
The regular meeting of the Gert
rude Hoy Missionary Circle has been
postponed until Monday night, July
12. The meeting will be held at the
home of Mrs. Helen Maxwell Naas
of near Cairo.
Wedding June 30
Wedding of Miss Josephine Nis
wander, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin Niswander, north of town and
Rev. Geo. H. Klinefelter of Mechan
icsburg, Pa., will take place at the
St. John’s Reformed church next
Wednesday night, June 30, at 7:30
o’clock. The custom of open church
will be observed.
Dr. A. O. Miller, a professor at
Heidelberg college, Tiffin will offi
ciate at the ceremony.
Miss Niswander graduated from
Bluffton High school in the class of
1938 and from Heidleberg college in
the class of 194(2. During the past
year she taught mathematics at Oak
Harbor High school.
Rev. Klinefelter graduated from
Heidleberg college in the class of
1938 and from the church seminary
at Lancaster, Pa., on May 5. He
was elected pastor of the Reformed
church at Mechanicsberg, Pa., at
which place the couple will live at
the church parsonage.
w. s. c. s.
The Women’s Society of Christian
Service of the Methodist church will
meet with Mrs. Hiram Huser on
Thursday, July 1. Mrs. Wilson Hawk
Mrs. Cliff West and Mrs. Edith
Mann are assistant hostesses. Pro
gram leader is Mildred Keel.
Present were: Misses Ethelyn
Oyer, Ruth Steiner, Theda Hankish,
Rachel Criblez, Janet Bigler, Mrs.
Chas. Patterson and the honored
guest, Mrs. Schumacher.
Busy Bee 4-H Club
The Busy Bee 4-H club will hold
a meeting at the high school on
Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Masonic Lodge
Stated Communication of the Bluff
ton Masonic lodge. Monday evening
at 8 o’clock. .E. Wenger, W. M.,
Ralph Stearns, sec.
Shower for Bride
Honoring Mrs. Edward Schumach-1
er, formerly Miss Ruth Oyer, a
shower was held at the home of
Mrs. Racine Warren, Thursday even
ing. A pot-luck dinner was served
after which games were played.
Brotherhood Meeting
The Men’s brotherhood of the Em
manuel’s and St. John’s Reformed
churches will hold their regular
meeting at the Emmanuel’s church,
Thursday night at 8:30 o’clock.
Rev. J. N. Smucker, pastor of the
First Mennonite church, will speak
about his experiences in reconstruc
tioi work in foreign countries after
the last World War.
Annual reunion of the Owens
school will be held Sunday, June 27,
at Richland Grange hall. Basket
dinner at noon.
The twelfth annual Murray family
reunion will be held at the home of
H. G. Murray in Bluffton, Sunday,
July 4. President, Mrs. H. G. Mur
ray, Sec., Mrs. Paul Hochsettler.
The fifteenth annual reunion of the
Nicholas Schaeublin family will be
held at the Walnut Grill, Sunday,
June 27. Elmer Schaublin, Pres.
Funeral Services Are
Held For Adam Suter
Funeral services for Adam Suter,
80, of Pandora, were held at the
Grace Mennonite church in Pandora
Monday afternoon. Mr. Suter died
at the home of his daughter Mrs.
Clarence Burkholder, a mile and a
half northwest of Bluffton late Fri
Rev. Forrest Musser, pastor and
Rev. Paul E. Whitmer, former past
or, officiated at the services.
Suter was born Sept. 27, 1863, in
Riley township and was engaged in
farming until his retirement. He
was a member of the Grace Men
nonite church.
Surviving are five daughters: Mrs.
Elvina Burkholder, of near Bluffton
at whose home he died Mrs. Clara
Locher, Mrs. Elizabeth Lehman and
Mrs. Sylvia Geiger of Pandora Mrs.
Verna Hilty, Deerfield, Ohio and
three sons, Dr. Waldo Suter of
Waterville, Homer of Kalamazoo,
Mich., and Harley of Ft. Wayne.
Burial was made at the Pleasant
Ridge cemetery near Pandora.
Family Gathering
A family gathering was held at
the home of Mrs. Mary Ann Zim
merman of East Colege avenue, Sun
day, in honor of Corp. Noah Zim
merman, Jr., of Camp Adair, Oregon,
who has a fifteen-day furlough.
Those present to enjoy the occa
sion were Mr. and Mrs. Hiram L.
Zimmerman of Toledo, Mr. and Mrs.
David Zimrwrman, Mrs. Glen Zim
merman of Lima, Mr. and Mrs. Ray
mond Zimmerman and children, Mr.
annd Mrs. Veil Reichenbach and
children of Beaverdam, Mr. and Mrs.
Hiram Zimmerman and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Hochstettler and
family and Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Zim
merman of Bluffton.
Wanted—Old potatoes regardless
of size. Call phone 590-Y.
Wanted—House or apartment for
housekeeping. Furnished, 2, 3 or 4
rooms. Reliable and steady in
government service. Reply to No.
at Bluffton News. tf
Wanted—Man or woman for Raw
leigh Route in' Van Wert county.
Products sold in this locality over
20 years. Permanent if you are a
hustler. For particulars write Raw
leigh’s, Dept. OHF-51-103A, Free
port, Ill., or see Sylvanus Welty, W.
Elm St., Route 2, Bluffton. 10
For rent—Room and garage. In
quire 136 North Jackson street.
For rent—Light housekeeping or i
sleeping room. See W. F. lutzi. tf
For sale—Modern seven room
house located-on Cherry street with
2j2 acres of ground. N. P. Steiner.
Phone 582-R. tf
For sale—One acre of mixed grass.
Free for making. Jacob Nusbaum.
1 mile east of town.
For sale—A few Manchu ready
cleaned soy beans also wanted to
buy cheap work horse. Call Benton
Ridge phone 8 15.
For sale—Raspberries as usual.
H. P. Zimmerman and son. Phone
For sale—Cleaned Manchu soy
beans $2 per bushel also registered
Brown Swiss bull, 12 months old.
Raymond Moser, Bluffton phone.
For sale—Woman’s Friend electric
washing machine, complete with mo
tor, good condition. Peter Bixel,
For sale—John Deere two-row cul
tivator. Harry Suter, 4’j miles
northwest of town.
For sale—Single metal bed, com
plete. Call phone 395-T.
Lost—Small boy’s blue bathing
trunks. Finder please return to
News office.
Lost—Black faced laly's wr'-i
watch, believed to have been lost on
Main or Cherry street. Finder
please return to 317 Cherry St., or
call phone 507-W. Liberal reward.
Found—Currency. Owner can claim
by identifying same and paying for
this advertisement. Myron Lugibill,
145 Riley street.
We will pay cash for used
musical instruments GRAND
We pay cash for old phono
graph records—broken or other
wise, excent COLUMBIA OR
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Rationing Calendar
So that you may keep in mind the
numerous important war-time ra
tioning dates, the Bluffton News is
publishing this weekly reminder:
JUNE 30—Last day for Stamp
No. 24 good for one iound of
JUNE 30—Last day to use
red stamps J, K, L. M, and N
for meat, cheese, butter, fats and
canned fish.
JULY 7—Last day for blue K,
and stamps for processed
JULY 21—Last day to use Cou
pon 6 in A books good for four
gallons of gasoline.
AUGUST 15—Last day for
Stamp No. 13 good for 5 pounds
of sugar.
OCTOBER 31—Last day to
use Stamps 15 and 16 for five
pounds of canning sugar each
for home canning.
OCTOBER 31—Last day to
use Stamp No. 18 good for one
pair of shoes.
Wednesday Moring
Grain (bu. prices)—Wheat, $1.47
corn, 98s oats, 67c soys, $1.66.
News want-ads bring results.
If your home was
swept away-tonight
Could you start plans to
morrow with sufficient money
ready for its replacement?
You could if your property
is properly insured.
See us today for such in
surance—you may need it to
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Fresh Drugs
Quality Drug Store
of All Kinds
Prescriptions Care
fully Compounded
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Phone 170-W
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John Wayne
The Weavers in
The Old Homestead
and Roy Rogers in
Ridin' Down the Canyon
Coining Soon:

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