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Father Of Mrs. Minnie
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
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
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
She was a member of the Mission
ary church at Pandora where funeral
services were held Thursday after
noon. Rev. Harvey Mitchell, pastor,
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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.
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
“Many hunters are injured in
cidents every season, but all in
son’s* party returned home safe.”
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.
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
that do
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
Taylor, Ky.,
having been
from the
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
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
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
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
Pvt. Hiram Welty spent a four
day furlough with his parents over
Harvey Burkholder of Camp Wads
worth, S. C. and Will GrismOre of
Camp Jackson, S. C. spent a weeks
furlough at their respective homes.
and Mrs. Leo Beagle
spent the week at the W. I
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
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-
ed on
daughter Rosann spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Olen Friedly of Dun
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.
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Owens called
Sunday afternoon at the Owens
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.
at the C. E.
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.
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.
Probate Judge
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.
37 Probate Judge.
Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. M.
1-3 P. M. 7-8 P. M.
Office, 118 Cherry St.
Phone 120-F Bluffton, O.
Citizens Bank Bldg., Bluffton
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.
Phone 165-W 235 W. College Avenue
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