THURSDAY. OCT. 7. 1943
Callers in the B. J. Boutwell home
the past week were Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Kemerer. Mr and Mrs. Ralph
Stager, Mrs. Adrian Houdeshell, Mrs.
Ilo Agin and son Evan, Mrs. Mary
Heldm?’» Miss Alice Balmer, Mrs.
Alic* Mae Boutwell and children Lyn
p»y and Lonnie Sue, Mr. and Mrs.
Robt. Potts of Bluffton, Raymond
Kimmel, Margaret and Edward Frick
and Ralph Williams.
The Woman’s Missionary society
of the Riley Creek Baptist church
will have a tureen dinner with Mrs.
Wayne Kimble of Ada on Wednes
day, Oct. 13th.
Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Luginbihl
and daughter Carolyn Kay spent
Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Abigale Boutwell returned to
Efficiency Integrity Progress
Phone 222-W 239 S. Main St.
This bank will be closed all day
Tuesday, October 12th
Columbus Day, a legal holiday.
The Citizens National Bank
MEMBER OF FEDERAL RESERVE BANK AND
TrfE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
her home at Lima, Sunday after
spending the past week with Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Boutwell.
Rev. C. M. Harsh and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Stager were Sunday
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Will
Mr. and Mrs. Rayon Boutwell and
children were Sunday dinner guests
in theB. J. Moutwell home.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank the friends and
neighbors for their aid and sympathy
extended during the illness and death
of our beloved father and brother,
Albert M. Agin also do we thank
Rev. Harsh who officiated at the
funeral services, the pallbearers and
all others who assisted and also those
SERVICE within keeping
of present day conditions.
Basinger Funeral Home
G, W. Combs Licensed funeral Director in (barge
during absence of Stanley E. Basinger. who is
W. H. Gratz
The family Shoe Store
Friedman Shelby and Red Goose Shoes
Scholl’s Foot Appliances and Remedies
!_ 2a A ...I V n V”
Store Hours—8 a. m. to 6 p- ni.
Saturday—8 a. m. to 10:30 p. m.
Closed all day Thursday.
There’s no guesswork
about purity of our milk
You can be certain about the purity
of your milk supply if you insist on
Hy-Grade Dairy Milk
THE ONLY PASTEURIZED MILK SOLD IN BLUFFTON.
For safety’s sake switch to Hy-Grade
Phone 398-W for delivery at your door daily.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS
B. F. BIERY, Business Mgr.
C. A. BIERY, Editor
Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio,
by the Bluffton News Publishing and
Subscription rates: Year, $2.00
six months, $1.25 anywhere in U. S.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Bluffton, Ohio,
under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Mrs. Frank Houston spent the
week end in Findlay the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. Scoby.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hilty and
son Jerry Lynn had as their guests
Sunday, Mr and Mrs. Cleo Garau.
Mrs. Zella Coffin, of Toledo, called
on her aunt, Mrs. Josephine Carna
han, of South Lawn avenue, last
Mr. and Mrs Ralph Stager of
Berne, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. Os
win Luginbuhl of Lima visited rela
tives here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs Myron Elliott and
daughters of Col. Grove spent Sat
urday night with Mrs. Ethel Roberts
and daughter Virginia.
Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Wetherill of
Weston spent Thursday evening with
Mrs. Ora Wetherill and Mr. and Mrs.
C. A. Biery and family.
Mrs. Millen Geiger of South Ldwn
avenue has returned from Medina
where she visited at the home of her
mother, Mrs. S. M. Overholt.
Mrs. Ralph Locher and little
daughter of Cleveland are visiting at
the home of the former’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. Worthington.
Supper will be served in the Pres
byterian church basement Friday
evening from 4:30 to 8:30. Nothing
over 10 cents. The public is invited.
It’s easy to keep rugs and carpets
clean with Powder-ene. Easy to use,
no fuss or muss. Works like a
charm. Basinger’s Furniture store.
Sgt. George Swank of Greensboro,
North Carolina is spending a two
weeks’ furlough here. Swank was
formerly athletic coach at Bluffton
Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Beals of Find
lay visited several days last week
with the former’s mother, Mrs. Kate
Beals and Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Beals and family.
Mrs Gail Rakosky of South Main
street has left for Camp Swift,
Texas, where her husband is sta
tioned. She expects to be gone for
an indefinite period.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Brauen and
family, of southeast of Bluffton,
were Sunday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Jesse Bracy and family of
South Lawn avenue.
Mrs. Ora Wetherill and her house
guest Mrs. O. P. Blue of Detroit
are expected to return Thursday
i night from Garland, Pa., where they
are visiting relatives.
Mrs. Jacob Schnegg, Mrs. Harvey
Wilch and Helen Schnegg and Kath
ryn Amstutz spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Schaaf and family
at Bridgewater, Michigan.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Nusbaum and
daughters Edith and Burdella and
son Francis of Orange township
spent Sunday evening with Mr. and
Mrs. Roscoe Blakesley of Riley street.
Cadet Carroll Tschiegg of the
army air corps stationed at Charles
ton, S. Carolina, is spending a week’s
furlough with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Amos Tschiegg of North Jack
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Studer and
sons Lee and Alan and Mr. and Mrs.
Manley Thompson and son Brian of
Toledo were week end visitors at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Thomp
son of Spring street.
Miss Virginia Roberts who has
been employed for the past year in
the office of Dr. B. W. Travis, en
rolled Monday for a month’s course
at the Dr. Brown School for Tech
nicians in Columbus.
John Cunningham of Springfield
and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Fisher
and daughters Anna, Jane and Carol
of Orange township were Friday
evening supper guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Roscoe Blakesley.
Mrs. Noah Moser of near Beaver
dam who is ill at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Fern Hutchinson of
West Unity desires to thank her
many friends for their cards and let
ters wishing her a speedy recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. Albeit A. Lehman
and daughter Charlene and Mrs. Ma
bel Tallon of Chicago were week end
guests of Mr. and Mrs .Byron Man
ges and family and their mother,
Mrs. Gideon Lehman of near Beav
erdam. Sunday afternoon guests
were Miss Emma Lehman and Mrs.
John Schnegg of Pandora.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Baumgartner
and Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Bogart of
this place accompanied by Miss
Jeanne Baumgartner of Bowling
Green university and Sgt. George
Swank of Greensboro, N. Carolina,
spent the week eend in Mishawaka,
Ind., with Mr. and Mrs Lysle Baum
gartner and their son Cpl. Neil
Baumgartner of Chanute Field, III.
Mrs. Albert Niswander and daugh
ter Letha of South Jackson street
entertained the following guests, Sun
day: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Haas,
Mrs. Carl Haas and son Steven,
Misses Marion and Magdalene Haas,
Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Heuring and
sons Don and Charles, Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Buck and sons Robert and
Teddy of Bellevue Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Beemus and daughter Bar
bara of Toledo and Mrs. Clara Han
sacker of Lima.
j’FTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
E. M. Hostettler is ill at his home
on East Kibler street with a heart
Mr. and Mrs Calvin Stettler spent
the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Wm
Cox of Ashtabula.
Mt. and Mrs. John Everett and
family of Beaverdam visited at the
home of Mrs. Adolph Badertscher.
Homer Gratz, Jr., of the navy air
corps is home on leave to visit his
parents Mr. and Mrs. Homer Gratz.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Augsburger
were Saturday evening guests at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. L. Tomlinson
Mr. and Mrs. Justin Gratz of Day
ton spent the week end here with
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gratz of South
Mrs. Robert Deerhake and son
Donnie and Mrs. Bertha Matter vis
ited Mr. and Mrs. Howard Nique and
Harold Krouse in coast guard serv
ice stationed at Manhattan Bay, N.
Y., spent several days leave during
the past week at his home here.
Supper will be served in the Pres
byterian church basement Friday
evening from 4:30 to 8:30. Nothing
over 10 cents. The public is invited.
Mrs. Harry Bogart, of Kibler
street, was in St. Louis over the
weekend, visiting with her husband,
who is in a special Army training
school at that place.
Mrs. Gertrude Gage of East Col
lege avenue left Thursday for La
Grange, Ind., where she will visit
her daughter Mrs. McKinley Wood
worth and family for several weeks.
Diller ambulance removals: Mrs.
Francis May and infant son from
Bluffton hospital to Beaverdam Joe
Davis from Bluffton hospital to the
home of his parents D. O. Davis
Mrs. Victor Larsen of Chicago and
Miss Phyllis Olson of Lincoln, Neb.,
were house guests of Miss Roberta
Biery the first of the week. They
stopped here enroute from Washing
ton to Mexico City where they will
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Swank of Mi
ami, Florida, visited relatives and
friends here the past week. Swank,
a former Bluffton barber who enlist
ed in the navy a year ago is as
signed to guard duty at one of the
Miami waterfront piers.
Miss Martha Mae Edgecomb,
daughter of Mrs. Bessie Edgecomb,
left last week for Denver where she
will visit at the home of her aunt,
Mrs. C. W. Anderson From there
she will go to Los Angeles to spend
several months with her uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Neilsen.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Montgomery
spent the week end with Congress
man and Mrs. Homer A. Ramey in
Washington. While there they visit
ed with their son, Pvt. Earl Mont
gomery at Ft Geo. G. Meade in
Maryland. Pvt. Montgomery expects
to be moved to a new location soon.
Miss Vera Reichenbach, daughter
of Postmaster and Mrs. E. R. Reich
enbach who has been employed in the
Office of Defense Transportation at
Dayton has resigned her position and
will go to California, accompanying
her brother, Chief Petty Officer Dale
I Reichenbach and Mrs. Reichenbach
who left for San Diego, Tuesday
after visiting here.
Karen Lou Klay, three and one
half-year-old daughter of Walter
Klay of Waynesboro, Pa., is making
her home with her uncle and aunt,
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Stepleton of
North Lawn avenue. The child,
whose mother died some time ago,
was brought here the latter part of
last week by her father. Mr. Klay
returned to Waynesboro the first of
Mrs. Sarah Geiger formerly of
Bluffton who has made her home for
the past two and one-half years with
her daughter, Mrs. Emmett Harsh
i barger at Newton, Kansas, is spend
ing a week be re with relatives. She
expects to leave shortly for the east
where she will visit her two daugh
ters, Mrs. Winfield Fretz of Akron,
Pa., and Mrs. Karl Nordstrom of
Belmont, Mass., and also her son
Lieut. Ivan Geiger stationed at New
Give Blood At Lima
Bluffton residents are among others
from Allen county making blood do
nations at Lima this week, at the
county’s first center to obain blood
plasma for use in he treatment of
wounded men in our armed forces.
Several from here registered too
late to be included among the donors
for this period, but those who do not
receive appointment cards for this
week will be called the next time the
blood center comes to Lima.
Selections by the church choir will
he heard on the weekly broadcast of
the Ebenezer Mennonite church at
3:30 p. in. next Sunday over Radio
Station WFIN in Findlay. Prof.
Otto Holtkamp is director of the
choir, and Miss Mabel Amstutz is the
Residents will not be permitted to
burn leaves and rubbish on any hard
surface streets because the fire also
bums the protective tar surface of
the street. Violators will be subject
W. A. Howe, Mayor
Orange Twp. Farm Women
The Orange Township Farm Wo
man's club will meet with Mrs. Clyde
Warren Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 13.
The program: Roll call, a Hallo
ween prank poem, October, Edith
Powell A mother’s Soliloquy, Clara
Augsburger The Magic of God Bless
You, Pearl Anderson Why Can't it
be? Rhoda Montogomery Friend
ship, Dora Montogomery.
Jitsu Tau Club
The Jitsu Tau club will meet with
Mrs. Gerald Huber of Thurman
street this Wednesday evening at
Mrs. Ernest Bigelow was hostess
to the Travel class, Wednesday af
ternoon. The program included a re
view of Rose W. Lane’s book, Give
Me Liberty by Mrs. W. E. Diller and
a discussion of historical back
grounds by members. Mrs. N. W.
Cunningham was assistant hostess.
Miss Ocie Anderson and Mrs. M.
D. Soash will entertain the Century
circle at the Walnut Grill this Wed
nesday evening. The program: Epic
of America, Mrs. Ralph Stearns
Short story, Mrs. John Fett.
The Poinsettia club will meet with
Mrs. John Biome this Wednesday
night. Personalities of today will te
the topic with the following numbers:
Madam Chaing Kai Shek by Mrs.
Edgar Conaway Queen Wilhelmina
by Mrs. L. L. Clymer Mary Craig
McGeachy by Mrs. Raymond Conrad.
The W S. C. S. of the Methodist
church will meet at the home of Mrs.
G. R. Bogart, Thursday night. Miss
Ocie Anderson will be in charge of
the program. Assistant hostesses
are Mrs. Geo. Burns and Mrs. Hard
Delta Kappa Gamma
Beta Eta chapter of the Delta Kap
pa Gamma society was entertained at
a luncheon at the Walnut Grill by
the president Miss Mildred Keel, Sat
A business meeting and short pro
gram followed the luncheon. Miss
Faith Miller discussed Teacher’s Per
sonality. After remarks by Miss
Keel, the retiring president the fol
lowing officers were installed for the
President, Norma Fox, Paulding
I 1st vice pres., Rosemary Young,
1 aulding 2nd vice pres., Ila Taylor,
Continental recording sec., Mildred
Allison, Continental corresponding
sec., Ruby Voke, Paulding treas.,
Ruth Gossnian, Van Wert parlia
mentarian, Herma Miller, Van Wert.
Other member present were Faith
Miller, Pandora Lucile Russell, Paul
ding Maxine Carr and Elizabeth
Freck, Convoy Ruth Elick, Payne
Ada Hauck, Nellie Hiner and Beulah
Halbgewoks, Continental and the
hostess, Miss Keel.
Mrs. A. J. B. Longsdorf a member
of Alpha Tau chapter was a guest.
Richland Community Circle
Richland Community circle will
meet at the home of Edna Matter,
Thursday afternoon, Oct. 14. The
program follows: Devotionals, Olga
Kohler roll call childhood memories
of Hallowe'en The Lesson of Col
umbus, Kathryn Moser Music, Leah
Matter The New Penny—how it
Grew, Velma Moser Mystery sister.
Past presidents were honored with
a covered dish supper at a meeting
of the Bluffton Legion auxiliary in
the Legion hall, Tuesday night. The
guests for the evening were district
president, Mrs. A. J. Pulscamp of
Celina and Mrs. Clyde Schick of
Following the supper the incoming
president, Mrs. Harry Turner and
her staff of officers were installed.
The outgoing president was Mrs. Ber
Past presidents are: Grace Am
stutz, Stella Core, Ilo Isham, Mar
garet Turner, Nina Fritchie, Gaynelle
Rockey, Huldah Amstutz, Augusta
There will be no meeting next week
as the Aupxiliary will attend the dis
trict conference at Celina, Tuesday
Radio Sermon Series
“Fears” will be the topic for the
radio address in the “Living Today”
series, given by Rev. A. C. Schultz
over the Findlay radio station,
WFIN, this Friday afternoon at 3:45
o’clock. Rev. Schultz, pastor of the
Ebenezer Mennonite church, is heard
in this series every week.
RADIO CHOIR COMING
“Wings Over Jordan,” noted radio
choir of Cleveland will be heard in a
concert at the high school gymnas
ium on Friday night, December 3.
Appearance of the choir here is
sponsored by the Bluffton college de
partment of music.
Clifford Brink, 55, Toledo, native
of Bluffton was killed instantly in
an automobile crash at Toledo, Sun
day afternoon when the automobile
which he was driving was involved
in a collision with another car.
Brink’s death was due to internal
injuries, according to the coroner’s
report. His left foot was tom off.
His wife, Nina, who was in the car
with him at the time suffered a
broken arm, fractured cheek bone
and interna] injuries. She is in a
Arthur Sigler of Toledo, driver of
the other car, was not injured.
Brink was born March 12, 1888,
in Bluffton, the family residing for
a time on Bentley road. At the time
of his death he was employed in To
ledo as a machinist.
Besides his wife he is survived by
three sons Tech. Sgt. Cyril Brink,
stationed in India Pvt. Jay Brink,
of Taft Field, Calif., and Joseph
Brink of Toledo and a daughter Mrs.
Geraldine Solomon of Toledo.
Priorities Lifted On
Road Tar, Asphalt
Possibility that more extensive
street and road repairs can be ef
fected next year in Bluffton and
Richland township became apparent
this week with the announcement
that regulations have been lifted on
the use of asphalt and road tars.
Extremely limited supplies of the
two materials were available during
the last sufnmer, and as a result re
pair programs in the town and town
ship were restricted to the bare min
It was learned last week that reg
ulations requiring priorities for the
purchase of asphalt and road tars
have now been abolished, but lifting
of the ban comes too late in the sea
son to have much of an effect on
this year’s work.
It is hoped, however, that lifting
of the priority requirements will
make it possible to get an early start
on repair work next summer.
Second Allen County War Chest
campaign starts Tuesday, October 12.
Wanted—To rent small house. Lee
Skidmore, 140 N. Mound street. 24
Wanted—To buy 4 to 6 room house
with 1 to 5 acres of land, prefer lo
cation in or near town. Give par
ticulars and terms. Address Box D,
care News. 24
Wanted—Good used electric stove.
Wanted—Drop leaf dining table.
Call phone 538-G.
Wanted—Aladdin floor lamp. Ar
thur Bowers, Beaverdam phone 336.
Wanted—Reliable, dependable moth
erly woman to stay with two child
ren two or three evenings a week.
Good pay. Will call for and take
home. Call phone 153-R.
Hemstitching and buttonhole mak
ing. Edith B. Stauffer, W. Elm
street. Phone 501-R.
Wantde—To buy one car frame
garage that can he moved. Wm.
Miller, Bluffton route 2. Phone 532T.
Wanted—3 farm workers, married
or single best of conditions top
wages to right parties. Write Home
Printing Co.. F. S. Bowers, Mgr.,
For sale—Pears. Harold Steiner,
1 mile west on Grove street road,
turn left to first place on left hand
side. Bluffton phone 626-Y. tf
For sale—60 yearling White Leg
horn hens, Big English strain. La
mar Basinger, Lafayette. Phone
For sale—White Rock pullets AAA.
Mrs. Edgar Herr, 3 miles south of
town on Bentley road. Phone 642-Y.
For sale—Keiffer pears, $1.25 per
bushel. Phone 130-W.
For sale—Fox terrier pups. Miss
Nellie Huber, phone 549-G-2.
For sale—3 building lots on Mound
street. Geo. Schmidt. 25
For rent—4 room house with run
ning water and furnace. ’4 mile
north on Riley street., Bluffton.
For sale—Powder blue satin faced
crepe formal dress, size 20. Inquire
Mrs. Gerald Hilty, 113’2 E. Elm St.
For sale—Modern house with ga
rage, close in on West Elm street
100 acre farm between Bluffton and
Beaverdam on Dixie highway, elec
tricity in house and barn. Mrs. H.
W. Althaus, 208 S. Main street.
For sale—109 Barred Rock pullets.
Henry Gratz, Bluffton phone.
For sale—50 to 75 White Rock
pullets over 6 months pullets have
been wormed and started to lay.
Call phone 579-W.
For sale—Property on South Jack
son street,: modern except furnace.
Inquire 442 Cherry street.
For sale—Sweet cider and apples,
October 13. Morning Star Press.
For sale—16 gauge double barreled
shotgun with 4’2 boxes of shells.
Amos Klingler, Bluffton phone.
For sale—Apples. No Sunday sales.
Augsburger Fruit Farm, 2 miles
south of Bluffton. tr
For sale—Potatoes. Clarence Stein
Lost—Go! I ankle bracelet on Tues
day. Reward. Mrs. Ray Clark,
Bluffton Rt '!er Rink.
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Bluffton Native Bluffton Skating
Killed In Crash Club Is Organized
Organization of the Bluffton Roll
away club, an organization for ad
vanced instruction in skating will be
completed this week with each Tues
day night set aside for meeting at
the Roller Rink. A good attendance
turned out for the initial meeting
A nominal club membership fee
will be used to defray the expense of
bringing in outside skaters for ex
hibitions and instruction, it was an
Club members will be admitted
each Tuesday night at a reduced
charge, it was pointed out by Ray
Clark, manager of the Roller Rink.
Other persons also will be permitted
on the floor but regular admission
prices will apply so far as they ar©
News want-ads bring results.
Due to the scarcity of
apples the Morning Star
Cider Press will be operat
ed for the last day this
season on Wednesday, Oc
Seth Basinger & Son
Quality Drug Store
of All Kinds
Sidney’s Drug Shop
LAST TIME TODAY
“Heart of The
THURS., FRL, & SAT
SUN. & MON.
TUES. & WED.
The GREAT GILDERSLEEVE
THE UNDYING MONSTER
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