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Lewis Dies In Findlay James Cramer, 92, father of Mrs. Minnie Lewis of Bluffton, did at 5:30 o’clock Friday evening in the North xiew Convalescent home in Findlay. He was bom June 28, 1851, the son of Levi and Rebecca (Phillips) Cram er. On June 22, 1941, his wife, the former Elizabeth Wise, preceded him in death. Survivors include two sons, Ed Cramer, Detroit and George Cramer, Chillicothe two daughters, Mrs. Min nie Lewis, Bluffton, and Mrs. Burt Lytle, Route 6, Findlay and a sister, Mrs. Ellie Andrews of Beaverdam, a member of St. church, of Find- Mr. Cramer was Paul’s Evangelical lay. were held at the Funeral services Coldren funeral home, with Rev. L. C. Naumann of the St. Paul’s church of ficiating. Burial was in Maple Grove cemetery at Findlay. Mrs. Diana Freet Dies At Columbus Grove Mrs. Diana Freet, 80, died at her home south of Columbus Grove, late last Thursday, with death attributed to complications following pneumonia. She was a member of the Rockport Methodist church. Survivors include her husband, Ben jamin two sons, Ernest Freet, of Bluffton Route 2, and Paul Freet, of Pagoda, Colo., and one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Dackey of Toledo. Funeral senices were held in the Hartman Sons funeral home umbus Grove last Saturday. B. Chiles officiating. Burial the Rockport cemetery. in Col Rev. C. was in Rose Gerber Rites Are Held Thursday Miss Rose Gerber, 64, of Pandora, native of Switzerland, died at 9 a. m. Wednesday of last week in the nam county hospital at Ottawa, had been ill for several months carcinoma. Put She with She came w’ith her parents, Daniel und Catherine Gerber, to Putnam county in 1891, from their former home in Canton Berne, Switzerland. She is survived by two brothers, Carl Gerber, Detroit, and Adolph Ger ber, Ft. Wayne two sisters, Mrs. Mariam Witmer, Seattle, Wash. and Miss Lena Gerber, a missionary to China. She was a member of the Mission ary church at Pandora where funeral services were held Thursday after noon. Rev. Harvey Mitchell, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery near Pandora. Rites For Ida Mae Cool Held Monday Mrs. Ida Mae Cool, 74, died at her Jackson township home last Friday evening, after having been confined to her bed since last August 23. Death was attributed to influenza and pneumonia. The daughter of Jacob and Chris tina (Miller) Leedy she was bom May 31, 1869, in Bath township, Al len county. She was married to Elder Noah I. Cool, who survives. Other survivors include the follow ing children: William H. Cool, Springfield: Mrs. Florence Bridges, Lima Glenn D. Cool, at home Mrs. Ruth Ann Raymon, Santa Monica, Calif. and Mabel Mae Cool, at home. Mrs. Cool was a member of the Pleasant View Church of the Breth ren and of the Ladies Aid society af the church. Funeral services were held in the Pleasant View church Monday after-, noon, with Rev. Clarence Bowman, the pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Lewis Grove cemetery. Gen. Carl Spaatz (left), Gen. James Doolittle, and the com mantling officer of an advanced B-17 bombing base in Africa help themselves at mess during a celebration of the 100th mission over enemy territory from the North African base. (Official OWI photo—Rural Press Section.) Servicemen in the various branches of the armed branches of the armed forces may be assured that plenty of assistance will be available to help them find work when their sendees are terminated by an honorable dis charge, in order to help Word Wiar II veterans over any rough times that may be ahead. One thing will be certain. If a re turned seniceman can’t find a job when he wants to take up his place in industry again it won’t be for lack of an organization to help him look for one. In placing men on jobs, the Selec tive Service System will act in re verse, and it already is in operation to help men who are returning to civ ilian life at the rate of 1000 a week. Soldiers about to be discharged, for example, are interview’ed by a repre sentative of the Veteran’s Employ ment Service. They fill out an occu pational and educational record. Copies of the discharge report are sent to five different agencies and the soldier keeps one for himself. When he gets home he looks up a re-employment committeeman attach ed to his local draft board. Plenty Of Help Available To Assist World War II Vets In Finding Jobs Many are veterans of the last war, often with sons in the servic. They remember the confusion of 1918, when the counterparts of our present WPB and OPA executives went home al most as soon as the last shot was fired when Congress refused to ap propriate any money for rehabilita tion when the returning AEF found that soldiers in training camps at home had been demobilized first and taken most of the best jobs. They don’t want to see all again. this happen will actually United States Our returned soldier get his job through the Rearing Child To 18 Costs $7,750 Rearing a child from birth to 18 years of age will cost the average family about $7,750, it has been de termined by insurance statisticians. Clothing and shelter represents the principal item of cost, amounting to $3357 for the 18-year period. Next is an outlay of about $2270 for food. 1 ransportation and recreation, the third largest item of cost, aggregate expenditure of $2126. Cost of buying and maintaining the family automobile brings the trans portation and amusement figure to a high total. In computing this sum, Announcement We take this occasion to announce to the public the continuance of the Barnes Grocery in Bluffton. Policies of service to the public instituted by the late G. H. Barnes will be continued. In this connection we wish to express apprecia tion for the many favors from the public during the past twenty-three years and solicit a continuance of a share of the public patronage. Barnes Grocery Employment Service, working with a Veteran’s Employment man. And in the process he may find that his local Clearing House Committee, working closely with Government agencies, has played a major part in his re-employ ment. The Clearing House Committees, nationally organized, are not connect ed with Government. In fact, no Government official may be a member. The national committee represents 16 organizations, including the U. S. Chamber of Commerce (senior and junior), the “big three” labor organi zations, the National Asisociation of Manufacturers, veterans’ organiza tions, service clubs, farm groups and others. Present re-employment organiza tion and practice promises that when our service men and women come home, they will find that their job seeking will not be a routine, aerial numbered matter, but a personalized problem. Already there is congressional leg islation pending to give veterans mus tering-out pay, loans to re-establish them in business, guarantees of their Social Security credit. The President has asked that funds be provided to help them continue their education, and the request probably will be granted. The lajy guarantees veterans their former jobs or one equally good. Civil service assures them preferential treatment. The U. S. Office of Edu cation is now offering short, intensive, vocational training courses in 200 col leges. The labor unions are protect ing the seniority of their members in the armed forces. These aids, and others like them, will help the new veterans over the rough times ahead. aggregate spent by transportation, etc., rearing the child. including dentisty, one-fifth of the the family for was charged to Medical care, etc., probably costs $296 on an (aver age for the first 18 years of a child’s The family's cost of educating the child was estimated at $82.50. This figure covers only the incidental ex penses, and is a reflection of how’ lit tle parents have to pay in direct ex pense to put their children thru school. Miscellaneous expenses cost anoth er $327, and the cost of medical at tention in hospital at birth, etc., adds $800 more. Out of 100,000 children born, it is estimated that 6213 die before their 18th birthday. en ormer Writes From Oregon An interesting letter from Amts Amstutz, former Bluffton resident, describes the Silverton, Oregon, area where he has resided since he left here 19 years ago on November 19. In Silverton, Amstutz was a neigh bor for many years of Peter Herr, who was an uncle to Dan and Peter Herr, of Bluffton. He writes: “Silverton is located in the foothills of the Cascade moun tains, and is the gateway to Silver Falls state park. Thousands of tourists visit the park during the summer months. The town has a population of about 3000 and the main industry is lumbering. “One of the largest mills in Oregon is located here, and the town also has a mop and broom handle factory that turns out about 10,000 handles a day. It is an interesting place for visitors to see, but since the war no one but workers is admitted. “Ever since Peter Herr passed away the property has been rented. I never know who might be the next neighbor. A year ago last Septem ber, Rev. William Schwab rented the property. When a boy he lived on the old Abe Bixel farm. It feels like home to have a Swiss neighbor. Last May another Swiss, John Mer riman, born at Berne, Ind., bought the adjoining property. “Across the street lives John Tschantz. He was born at Pandora and is related to Mrs. Sam Steple ton, Elmer, Walter, Adolph Caesar Klay. “Oregon is the country for sportsman. Bear, deer and elk killed during the hunting season. My oldest son w*ent on a hunting trip about 300 miles east from here. Five in the party returned in eight days with two deer and two elk. deer weighed about 85 pounds each, and a dressed elk weighs about pounds. “Many hunters are injured in cidents every season, but all in son’s* party returned home safe.” and the are The 400 ac my A & Y And Northern Ohio Merger Approved Consolidation of the Akron, Can ton and Youngstown railway and the Northern Ohio railway into corporation to be known as Akron, Canton and Youngstown road has been authorized by Interstate Commerce commission. one the rail the The consolidation is in line with a reorganization plan approved by the ICC in August 1938. The two roads have been operated as one system, the A. C. & Y. leasing the Northern which runs thru Bluffton. Social Security Will Help In Many Ways Altho the Social Security Act has been in operation for eight years, and has been paying off since Jan. 1, 1940, many American persons still look upon it only as something designed to ease the financial cares of those who retire from work after age 65. are other benefits, however, a world of good. Many with young children have There that do widows found survivor’s insurance payments provided to families under the Social Security Act an unexpected windfall. At present there are 284,063 re tired workers receiving benefits, but this figure is topped by the 304,345 widows with children who are getting checks. Unemployment insurance, paid to workers when they are unable to find jobs, also comes under the social security program, and such payments have done a world of good. Nearly 3,000,000 persons, unable to work and without sufficient income to live on, receive payments under another phase of Social Security— the public assistance branch. These payments are made by each indivi dual state, but federal funds are dis bursed to help the states, for the care of needy aged, blind and de pendent children. Annual Meeting Notice The annual business meeting of the Mennonite Mutual Aid Society, will be held in the High School Building at Bluffton, Ohio, on Satur day, January 8, 1944, at 2:00 o’clock P. M. for the purpose of transacting any business that may properly come before the meeting. All mem bers are requested to be present. 37 Albert Winkler, Secretary. Annual Meeting Notice The annual meeting of the Rich land Township Farmers Mutual In surance Association wil be held on Saturday, January 8th, 1944 at 1:00 p. m., at the Township Room, Bluff ton, Allen County, Ohio, for the pur pose of electing officers and trans acting any other business that may come before the meeting. At this time a revised Constitution and By- Laws together with the “Standard Provisions”, and an amendment to the present Charter of the Associa tion will be presented to the mem bers for their consideration and adoption. All members are earnestly requested to be present. 37 Earl L. Matter, Secretary. Our Want-ads bring results. IglOUS 1)0(1les Commemorating the anniversary of the three different occasions when Christ manifested his glory, the Epiphany, the 12th day after Christ mas, will be observed this Thursday by the various religious bodies of this country. In England, the observance is known as Twelfth Night. The three occasions when a special manifestation of the glory of Christ appeared were: 1—In His at the manger by the three wise men from the East, or the Magi 2—In His baptism when a voice from heaven proclaimed Him the son of God 3—In the marriage at Cana, when He be gan His miracles by changing the water into wine. adoration The word Ephiphany, being Greek, establishes the fact that this festival it of Eastern origin, and in the (.reek church it has always been held the most important religious observ ance next to Easter, lion of it occurs in the writing of Clement of The first men year 200 in the Alexandria, children cele- In Italy and Russia brate the arrival of the equivalent of The Bluffton boys over there like Belgium, that is all excepting the cooties writes Cpl. Chas. Hilty. The |men spend much time “Reading their shirts” and his first impression of the St. Mihil sector, Belgium was every thing but pleasant for the first night he stepped into a shell hole of cold water and got a good wet ting. The towm where they stopped for the night contained 5,000 inhabit ants before the war but on their arrival there was scarcely a wall left standing. The place wTas the most desolate ruin imaginable. Hilty states they were ready to go over the top again on November 11 when word came that Germany had sur rendered. Capt. R. E. Hughson has returned home, honorably completing the training course. discharged after medical officer’s Harold Woods w a s Bluffton’s second overseas man to return home. While spending a short furlough with his mother he told how he was wounded in France in September by the accidental exploding of a fuse in an ammunition dump. Woods ex pects to receive his discharge soon. Dr. Evan Basinger who had been serving with the dental department of the army at Camp returned home Sunday, honorably service. Taylor, Ky., having been from the discharged Steiner Geiger who is in training with the Marines at Paris Island, S. C., is home for the holidays. Ralph West, now in training at Great Lakes Training Station and home for a short furlough, states that on his return he will be assign ed to the coaching force and his Simmons serve Epiphany Wednesday In Sacred Comipemoration our Santa Claus on the Epiphany and on Thursday night millions of children in those countries hang their clothes, with empty pockets, about the hearth. If they have been good, their Santa fills the pockets with confectionary and other presents, and if they have been bad they get charcoal and birch rods. In France, Belgium and Holland procssions of children stamp thru the streets bearing a large paper star il luminated from within by a candle. Gn the eve of the Epiphany in Spain, the children leave their shoes and boots out in some convenient spot near the chimney and in the morning they find them laden w’ith gifts. Bluffton In First World War What Happened Here Twenty-five Years Ago This Week in is be Clay Van Meter stationed France whites that the country very lovely but he would rather in the states. He can’t speak the language and w’hen a lot of them get talking it sounds like a flock of geese gabbling. He wishes it were possible to get home and do a little rabbit hunting. England observes the memory of the Magi’s offering by games and cel ebrations. The British soverign makes gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh the Chapel Royal at St. James. Altho the celebration is not as com mon in this country as on the conti nent of Europe, an examination of the calendar shows the date of Jan. 6 to be marked as Epiphany, which many religious groups continue to observe. duties will be the coaching of basket ball teams and the refereeing of reg imental games. Harold Todd has arrived home from Great Lakes Training Station. He has been honorably discharged. Andrew Stauffer has been honor ably discharged from Camp Jackson. George Mangus and Roscoe Blakes ly who have been in training at Camp Jackson have been transferred to Camp Sherman and expect to be discharged soon. Sgt. Harry Hall, of the quarter master’s department of Camp Sher man. spent the week end at home in Bluffton. Pvt. Hiram Welty spent a four day furlough with his parents over Christmas. Harvey Burkholder of Camp Wads worth, S. C. and Will GrismOre of Camp Jackson, S. C. spent a weeks furlough at their respective homes. Armorsville Mr. and and Mrs. Leo Beagle spent the week at the W. I home. family Moore Mr. and Mrs. August Frester and family of Columbus Grove spent Wednesday evening at the Ervin Moser home. Past w’eek callers of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Montgomery and daughter Sue were John Dunbar and son Pvt. John, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Gratz, Mrs. Mabel Hilty and granddaughters Billy Ann and Sally Ann, Mr. and Insurance ’I $47.50 A handsome furnishing for your living room by day— a comfortable bed at night. Basinger Furniture Store Mrs. Von Spellman and daughter Patsy, Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCafferty, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Montgomery and family, Elmer Anderson, Rosella Moser and I*fc. Ben Dally of Long Island, N. Y., who spent Wednesday and Thursday there. and Mrs. O. P. Hartman call Will Hartman, Sunday after- Mr. ed on noon. Mr. daughter Rosann spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Olen Friedly of Dun kirk. and Mrs. W. O. Hilty and Mrs. Elizabeth Hosafros of Find lay spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hosafros. the week end Tommy Owens spent with Don Oats. Past week callers Hauenstein home were Chas. Keifer, Mr. and Mrs. Hefner. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hauen stein of Lima, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hauenstein, Mrs. Lenore Montgomery and daughter Sue. at the Levi Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Dale Owens called Sunday afternoon at the Owens home. Mrs. Dorothy Sweitzer is spending several days with her mother, Mrs. Levi Hauenstein who is sick. Mr. and Mrs. Marion Fox and son Jimmy called Thursday evening at the Ervin Moser home. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Montgomery and daughter called Sunday evening on Mrs. Cathrine Welsh and Mrs. Foltz in Bluffton. Mr. and Mrs. Carl called Thursday evening Klingler home. McCafferty at the C. E. Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. Chas, spent Friday in North Baltimore. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler called Saturday evening on Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Klingler in Findlay. Mrs. Carl McCafferty and Miss Margaret Guider called on Mrs. Mabel Hilty Monday afternoon. NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT The State of Ohio Allen County. Estate of Isaac Stauffer, Deceased. Chester A. Stauffer of Bluffton. Ohio, han been appointed and qualified as Executor of the estate of Isaac Stauffer, late of Allen County, Ohio, deceased. Dated this 22nd day of December, 1943. RAYMOND P. SMITH. Probate Judge NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT The State of Ohio. Allen County, ss. Estate of Sarah A. Diller, Deceased. Melvin E. Diller of R. R. No. 2, Bluffton. Ohio, has been appointed and qualified as Administrator of the estate of Sarah A. Dil ler, late of Allen County, Ohio, deceased. Dated this 20th day of December, 1943. RAYMOND P. SMITH. 37 Probate Judge. MUNSON R. BIXEL, M.D. Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. M. 1-3 P. M. 7-8 P. M. Office, 118 Cherry St. Phone 120-F Bluffton, O. D. C. BIXEL, O.D. GORDON BIXEL, O.D. Citizens Bank Bldg., Bluffton EYESIGHT SPECIALISTS Office Hours: 9:00 A. M—5:30 P. M. Evenings: Mon.. IVed.. Fri., Sat. 7:30 to 8:30 P. M. Closed Thursday Afternoon. Francis Basinger, D.D.S. Evan Basinger, D.D.S. Telephone 271-W Bluffton, Ohio Real Estate This is a good time to list your properties and farms for sale. A. E. LCILI Phone 165-W 235 W. College Avenue ituaio couckei of quality ij'i U I' i1 I Djl'iV', i* UiUiZi i! Gi'PMi-!' ..-----! zSWMhHGd 'D'"