THURSDAY, FEB. 17, 1944
It’s only half the story
only safe milk for your famiy.
THE ONLY PASTEURIZED MILK SOLD IN BLUFFTON
Call Phone 398 for delivery at your door
This bank will be closed all day
Tuesday, February 22
Washington's Birthday, a Legal Holiday
The Citizens National Bank
MEMBER OF FEDERAL RESERVE BANK AND
THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
Efficiency Integrity Progress
Phone 222-W 239 S. Main St.
Order Chicks Now
Place your order now and get your chicks when you
want them. Hatches every Monday and Thursday.
Let us give you our prices on ready built brooder
houses delivered to your farm.
Jamesway and Warner Oil and electric brooders.
A full line of poutry remedies and supplies. Peat moss.
G. W. Combs Licensed Funeral Dir
during absence of Stanley E. Ba
when we tell you that pasteurized milk is the
The other half is-
that pasteurized milk costs you nothing extra.
Hy-Grade Dairy Milk
Highest prices paid for live poultry.
Successor to Steiners Hatchery
Phone 182 W
The Real Estate Tax Books
for the First Half of 1943
(December Collection) will
close Sat, Feb. 26, 1944.
Ray W. Barnett,
ALLEN COUNTY TREASURER
THE BLUFFTON NEWS
B. F. BIERY, Business Mgr.
C. A. BIERY, Editor
Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio,
by th^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.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Crawfis of
Toledo visited over the week end at
the home of Miss Alice Ludwig of
Mr. and Mrs. James Mitchell and
little son of Findlay visited Sunday
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Mrs. E. C. Ludwig, Mrs. Clayton
Harkness and Miss Twila Carnicom
visited relatives in Fostoria and
Cpl. George Mendenhall of
Charleston, W. Va., visited at the
home of Miss Alice Ludwig of
Poplar street, Friday.
Mrs. Clayton Harkness left Wed
nesday to spend several weeks with
her husband who is in the navy sta
tioned at Newport News, Va.
Mrs. Levi Gable and Miss Irena
Cox of Lima spent the week end with
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gable at Bay
Rev. John Esau is expected to re
turn the latter part of this week
after conducting a revival service at
Sioux City, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Moyer of
Mt. Cory spent the week end in St.
Louis with their son A/S Robert
Moyer who is taking pre-flight train
ing in Jefferson college.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Lape will leave
this Wednesday night for Corpus
Christi, Texas, to spend two weeks
at the home of their son, Capt. Wade
Lape of the army air force.
Rev. and Mrs. Stanley Rupp of
Mound street were Sunday dinner
guests at the home of Noah Hoch
stettler and daughter Lorena and
Miss Marie Imbach.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Augsburger
returned the first of the week after
spending the past month in Cali
fornia visiting their daughter Jose
phine and other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Susan Galloway and daugh
ters Shirley and Eva Ann are spend
ing several weeks with the former’s
sister, Mrs. O. Wright of near Lima.
Mrs. Wright is recovering from a
recent operation for appendicitis.
Miss Genevieve Fett, senior at
Bowling Green State university, is
spending a three weeks’ between
semester vacation with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Clair B. Fett. She
had as a week end guest her college
roommate, Miss Joy Imbody of
Mr. and Mrs. Claud Reams and lit
tle daughter of McKinney, Texas, are
visiting at the home of Mrs. Reams’
father, Merle Ingalls of North Main
street. Mr. Reams is in the army
stationed at Ashford General hospital
Diller ambulance removals—Mrs.
Raymond Long and infant daughter of
Ada from Bluffton hospital to the
home of Harry Shrider, North Jackson
street Mrs. Harmon Downey from St.
Rita’s hospital to Beaverdam Mrs.
Ralph Schick and infant daughter
from Bluffton hospital to their home
near Lafayette Mrs. Robert Basinger
and infant daughter from Bluffton
hospital to the home of Boyd Clapper
north of Ada.
Capt. W. E. Diller of the army
medical corps who was returned from
Australia for hospital treatment is
spending a thirty day leave with his
family in Rawson and his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Diller of North
Jackson street. Capt. Diller was a
patient in Percy Jones General
hospital at Battle Creek, Mich., re
cently where he received treatment
for a spinal injury sustained while
overseas. He will return to the
hospital at the end of his present
So that you may keep in mind the
numerous important war-time ra
tioning dates, the Bluffton News is
publishing this weekly reminder:
SHOES—Stamp No. 18 in Ra
tion Book 1 good for one pair.
Stamp No. 1 on “Airplane” sheet
in Ration Book 3 good for one
FEBRUARY 20—Last day to
use Green Stamps G, and in
Ration Book No. 4 for processed
foods. Stamps K, and good
thru March 20.
FEBRUARY 26—Last day to
use Brown Stamps V, W & in
Ration Book No. 3 good for
meats, cheese, canned milk,
canned fish, butter, lard and
oth. -iible fats. Brown Stamp
Y in .tion Book 3 also good
thru March 20.
MARCH 21—Last day to use
Coupon No. 10 in A book for three
gallons of gasoline, becoming
good Jan. 22.
SUGAR—March 31, last day to
use Stamp 30 in Book 4 for 5
pounds Stamp 40 in Book 4 good
for 5 pounds under canning allot
ments until Feb. 28, 1945.
The rate of total income for all
persons in the United States in
creased on an annual basis more
than 60 per cent between April 1941
and April, 1943.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BtU TTON, OHIO
Bluffton Man Army
Lieut. James A. Griffith of Bluff
ton has been appointed adjutant of
the army airdrome at Redding,
Calif., it was learned here the first
of the week. Lieut. Griffith and
Mrs. Griffith, the former Miss Zi
tella Getties, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Getties of South Main
street recently moved from Hamil
ton Field, Calif., to Redding.
Lieut. Griffith who served as a
former courier officer in the Alaskan
and Southwest Pacific areas, in an
address before the Redding Rotary
club denonunced careless remarks
about the British and other allies
not doing their part in the fighting
and said the soldiers overseas react
ed unfavorably to reports of strikes
on the home front.
“You have only to walk down a
street in Sydney (Australia) and see
countless maimed British soldiers to
realize that they were fighting long
before the United States entered
He praised American army nurses
in the South Pacific and said he was
impressed with the fact that nearly
all the women under 40 in Australia
and New Zealand were in uniform.
Husband Of Former
Local Woman Dies
Theodore Lanz, 86, died in a To
ledo hospital Tuesday morning, ac
cording to word received by relatives
here. His wife who died about 25
years ago was the former Zella
West, daughter of James and Flor
ence West of Union township.
During his active career Mr. Lanz
was employed as a ticket agent by
the Nickel Plate and New York Cen
tral lines and resided in Mt. Cory,
Findlay and Lima, before locating
Funeral services will be held in
Toledo, Thursday afternoon at the
Ira Garner funeral home at 2:00
o’clock followed by interment at
Woodlawn cemetery pf that city.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.
Fay Miller and Miss Florence Lanz
one son Ralph and a brother, John
Lanz, all of Toledo.
Members of Farm Bureau Council
No. 4 met in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Chris Gratz, nenar Bluffton last
Mrs. Walter Cupp and Mrs. Harold
Marshall attended a meeting of the
AuRevoir club held in the home of
the Misses Mary Beckwith and Fran
ces Barnum in Columbus Grove last
Mrs. Lawrence Begg and son Dean
spent Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs.
F. R. Kerst and other relatives in
Kennth Marshall, an army student
at the University of Cincinnati was
a week end guest of his parents Mr.
and Mrs. Herbert B. Marshall. Robert
Marshall joined the group for Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Crawford are
the happy parents of a baby boy
Miss Elizabeth Campbell was a
Tuesday evening guest in the home of
Mrs. Harry’ Bogart in Bluffton.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Begg and sons
John and William and Mr. Harley
Van Meter spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Clark Van Meter in Delphos.
Mr. and Mrs. Eemest Freet plan to
move to their new home near Rock
port sometime this week if the weath
Mrs. W. E. Marshall, Mrs. Harry
May-berry and daughters Mrs. Alice
Ehrnman and Mrs. Donavin Stratton
of near Columbus Grove were Wednes
day evening guests of Mrs. Francis
Basinger in Bluffton.
Mesdames Edgar and Lawrence
Begg, Glen Mayberry, Harold Mar
shall and Raymond Anderson were
among those who attended a meeting
of the Home Demonstration group of
Allen county under the leadership of
Miss Ruth Winner, at the Y. W. C. A.
in Lima last Friday. Miss Watt of
the State extension service was the
speaker. Various projects were dis
cussed, and after further study, a
choice will be made for the program
of the year.
C. J. Begg and son Lawrence and
Herbert Marshall were in Columbus
several days last week attending a
meeting of the Hybrid Com grow
ers Association. Mrs. C. J. Begg ac
companied them and spent the time
with Mrs. Emma Leddy at Brice.
Mrs. Frank Hall will open her home
to members of the Friendly Neigh
bors club for the February meeting
which will be held Thursday afternoon
of next week. The program follows:
Song—club Roll Call—“My Favorite
Movie Star “The Wlizard of the
peanut” and poem “Gentle Scientists”
—Mrs. Clyde Van Meter Group sing
ing “The Negro—Now and Later”—
Mrs. Sidney Hauenstein Contest—
Mrs. Frank Hall.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Althaus and
Mrs. Levi Althaus and family and Mr.
and Mrs. Virgil Mauk of Lima were
Sunday evening supper guests of Wm.
Althaus and family.
The money margin between the
price farmers receive for milk and
what distributors receive for it in
creased from $2.43 per hundred
weight in early 1933 to $3.16 in
Altar and Rosary Society
Newly- elected officers of the Altar
and Rosary society of St. Marys Cath
olic church are: Pres., Mrs. Andrew
Herrmann vice pres., Mrs. Joseph
Gerdeman, Sr. sec-treas., Mrs. Vern
Dardio. The officers, elected last
Wednesday night will serve for the
coming year. The retiring president,
Mrs. Harry Turner and the secretary
treasurer, Mrs. Chas. Hankish have
served for the past six years.
Presbyterian Social Club
The Presbyterian Social club will
meet with Mrs. H. G. Murray, Thurs
day- night. Assistant hosrtesses are
Mrs. C. B. Fett and Mrs. John Biome.
Progressive Mothers Club
The Progressive Mothers club will
meet next Tuesday- night with Mrs.
Alice Devier. Numbers on the pro
gram are: Devotionals, Lavonne
Crawfis Book Review, “The Modem
Parent” by Gay Meyers, Lucille Ha
begger Age of Unmentionables, Al
The Century Circle will meet at
the home of Mrs. Ralph Stearns this
Wednesday night with Mrs. W. A.
Howe assistant hostess. The program
will be in charge of Mrs. M. D. Soash
and Mrs. Chas. Hankish.
Alice Freeman Club
Mrs. Edna Gratz was hostess to the
Alice Freeman club, Wednesday af
ternoon, with the program in charge
of Mrs. Dora Bixler.
Meeting of the Poinsettia club will
be at the home of Mrs. Clayton Mur
ray this Wednesday- night. Stabiliz
ing world currency will be the topic
with following numbers given: Unity
Needs More than Unitas or Bancor,
Miss Sylvia Biederman Bancor and
Unitas Steal the Show, Mrs. John
Jitsu Tau Club
The Jitsu Tau club will meet this
Wednesday night at the home of Mrs.
Mildred Frankhauser on South Main
street at 7:30 o’clock.
Edith Lahr Missionary Circle
The Edith Lahr Missionary circle
of the St. John’s Reformed church
will meet at the home of Mrs. Noah
Niswander, Thursday night at 7:30
o’clock. Mrs. C. A. Stauffer will be
Entertain For Guest
Miss Genevieve Fett entertained at
dinner, Friday night for the pleasure
of her guest and college roomate, Miss
Joy Imbody of Marion. Invited were
Sgt. and Mrs. Harold Balmer of Dal
las, Texas Cpl. and Mrs. Dan Matt
hews of Albuquerque, New Mexico,
and Misses Margaret Basinger and
Mary Alice Geiger of Bluffton. Miss
Fett and Miss Imbody are students
at Bowling Green State university.
The Bluffton Eastern Star chapter
will meet in the Masonic Temple, Fri
day night at 7:30. There will be bal
loting on petitions and a good attend
ance is desired.
The third and fourth degrees will be
conferred on a class of 18 candidates
at Richland Grange next Tuesday
night. The degree work will be put
on by members of Jackson grange,
The Garden club will meet at the
home of Mrs. Harvey Gratz, Friday
afternoon. The program follows
“Fighting Indoor House Pests,” Mrs.
I. B. Beeshy “Beauty from Garden
Twigs’, Mrs. Frank Todd.
Benefit Card Party
A card party for benefit of the hon
or roll for service men will be held
by the Legion Auxiliary in their hall
next Tuesday night. The public is
In Memory of Edward Boutwell who
died February 16, 1941
We miss you dear Father
More than tongue can tell,
It seems only a little while
That we bade you farewell
We hope and we pray
That on that far away shore
We shall meet in God’s presence
To part nevermore.
His Wife & Children
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all the friends
and neighbors for their aid and
sympathy extended during the ill
ness and death of our beloved daugh
ter and sister also Rev. Penhorwood
and Rev. Bigelow who officiated at
the funeral the singers for their
services girls who served as pall
bearers and all those sending flowers.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Clark & Family
Conference On Ohio's
Civic, industrial and agricultural
leaders from this vicinity have re
ceived invitations to attend an after
noon and evening conference on
Ohio’s challenges of today, which
will be held this Thursday in the
Argonne hotel at Lima.
Subjects on which there will be
forum discussion are “A Look Ahead
At Taxation”, “The Future of So
cial Security”, “The Perplexing La
bor Question", “Planning Right
Here on Main Street”, "Ohio’s Crisis
in Soil and Water” and “What Are
You Going to Do About It?”.
Sponsor of the conference is the
Ohio Chamber of Commerce, and
men qualified in their fields will lead
the various discussion groups.
In opening the conference the
afternoon session will convene at
2 p. m., with the evening meeting
starting at 7 p. m.
Bluffton Men Teach
In School Of Religion
Four Bluffton men are included on
the teaching staff for the Putnam
County School of Religion which will
be held in the Ottawa Methodist
church for five consecutive Monday
nights beginning February 21.
Those from here who will act as
instructors include Rev. A. C.
Schultz, pastor of the Ebenezer Men
nonite church Dr. C. Henry Smith,
Dr. Irwin W. Bauman and Rev. S.
Floyd Pannabecker, of the Bluffton
Rev. Forrest Musser, of Pandora,
is the registrar.
Wild Cat Run
A village in Elk county, Pennsyl
vania, near St. Mary’s, is known
as Daguscahonda, which is Indian
for wild cat run.
Wanted—To. trade an all modern
7 room house, new exterior paint,
and barn with double garage, close
to business district must be seen to
be appreciated. In exchange for
farm not over 80 acres. Will pay
difference for value received. Call
Bluffton phone 378-R after 5 p. m.
Wanted—Someone to do washing
for two. Call Buffton phone 395-R.
For sale—Large size hard coal
burner also riding cultivator and
single disc harrow, cheap. E. P.
For sale—Goat’s milk. Call Bluff
ton phone 383-W.
For sale—Circulating heater. Mrs.
Elizabeth Diller, 218 North Jackson
Wlanted—Housekeeper. Mrs. Ge
neva Badertscher, Poplar St., Bluffton
Lost—War Ration Book No. 3. Mrs.
Phoebe F. Gratz.
For rent—Farm house near Bluff
ton also 250 shocks shredded fodder.
Call Bluffton phone 390-R.
A shipment of electric poultry
waterers and water warmers just
arrived. Jorg Hatchery, Cherry St.
Successor to Steiner’s Hatchery.
I have taken over the Bluffton
agency of the late Mrs. Minnie
Henry for American Mills hosiery. If
interested call or write Mrs. Cleda
Binkley Clements, 164 South Mound
For sale—Favorite heating stove
good condition and priced right if
taken at once. A. L. Stager, 116
For Sale—Round galvanized hog
feeder 30 bushel capacity, 15 doors,
good as new, $35. Calvin Burk
holder, 2 miles west of town.
For sale—The Eli Locher farms
consisting of 80 acres and 53*^
acres, 3*2 miles south of Bluffton
and 3 miles east of Beaverdam. Well
improved. Send sealed bids until
Feb. 25 inclusive to Chris Locher,
Pandora, Ohio or Grace Harris,
Bluffton, Ohio. The right is reserved
to reject any or all bids.
Wanted—Beauty operator at Pat’s
Beauty Shop, Findlay, Ohio. Good sal
ary and wage. 44
Wanted—To rent ground for soy
beans or corn. Cash rent preferred.
Harold Marshall, Bluffton, Route 1.
Phone 533-T. 45
Wanted—Farmer to operate stock
farm near Lima. No dairying. Home,
garden, fuel, electricity and telephone
furnished. Good year-round salary.
All tools, seeds, stock and equipment
supplied by owner. State age, size
of family and experience. T. R.
Schoonover, P. O. Drawer R, Lima,
Public auction—Cook stove and
furnace wood, Monday, Feb. 28 at
the Ray Sheidlfer farm on Route 12,
4*3 miles east of Pandora. Sale to
begin at 1:30 p. m. Henry Shellen
For sale—Potatoes and carrots.
Clarence Steiner, Bluffton phone, tf
For Essential War Work
Boss Manufacturing Co.
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Tech. Sgt. A. R. Warren 35345791
151st Armored Sig. Corps.
A. P. O. 261
Camp Cooke, Calif.
A mixed quartet will be heard on
the program broadcast from the
Ebenezer Mennonite church over sta
tion W FIN, Findlay, Sunday after
noon at 3:30 o’clock. Members of
the quartet are Mrs. Milo Lora, Mrs.
Myron Luginbill, Waldo Hofstetter
and Aaron Messinger. Mrs. Wm.
Althaus will be accompanist.
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