H. R. Townsend, of Columbus,
Ohio, Commissioner of High School
athletics, was the speaker at a ban
quet honoring Bluffton High’s crack
basketball team of last winter, held
Monday night in the Walnut Grill.
In his first visit here, Townsend
complimented the Bluffton team on
its outstanding record of going thru
the regular season undefeated.
He said that basketball now is the
favorite national game, and that
Ohio has its share of outstanding
More than 300 Ohio High-schools
last winter had coaches who were
not teachers because of the inroads
of the selective service draft. This
is in violation of state athletic regu
lations, but in the present emergency
it is accepted. A non-teacher coach
is someone about town who volun
teers his services and acts without
Ohio Athletic Commissioner Is
Speaker At H. S. Cage Banquet
Coach Russell Hasson in a short
In its first month of operation, the
Junior Red Cross organization made
up of Bluffton grade and high school
students, has a fine record of pro
viding items for distribution thru
regular Red Cross channels, it was
announced in the March report of
Miss Mary Sypos, Bluffton chairman.
Among items sent to Lima for dis
tribution were 44 games, 40 wash
cloths, and 86 pocket books, of which
65 were donated by Mrs. J. S.
Also collected and forwarded to
Red Cross headquarters were 14
standard size books to be placed in
some military hospital 11 clothes
hangers for army use 200 Easter
favors made by the grade school pu
pils and 1,232 menu covers made
by high school students.
Junior Red Cross Has Fine Record
In Varied Campaign Of Activity
202 W. Market. Lima. Ohio
Paul Sehoenlein, Mgr.
talk was optimistic of next year’s
basketball prospects. Several num
bers were sung by the Hi-\ quartet
made up of Bob Gratz, Dean Nis
wander, Varden Loganbill and Otto
Faculty Manager Sidney C. Stet
tler presented letters to the follow
Varsity Bob Burkholder, Bob
Gratz, Varden Loganbill and Neil
Schmidt. Fred Herrmann, the fifth
regular, received his letter shortly
before leaving to enter the armed
forces in February.
Reserves—Hubert Rasinger, Arth
ur Hilty, Otto Klassen, Jack Koontz,
and Ronald Zimmerly.
Student Managers—Billy Burcky
and Junior Dunifon. Cheerleaders—
Dorothy Dunbar, Gertrude Edge
comb, Mary Lou Shafer and Joyce
Honorary captain, named by the
team for last season, was Fred
In addition, the Junior Red Cross
group made St. Patrick Day favors,
filled with candy, for the Bluffton
Incompleted projects which are un
der way include the making of 15
bed trays by the Hi-Y menu card
holders being made by students in
the high school shop 53 wash cloths
started by the high school home
economics department scrapbooks
being made by the Blue Triangle
club bedroom slippers by the home
economics department, and surgical
dressings being made by the Girl
The Junior Red Cross drive for
funds in the schools during March
raised a total of $111.66. Of this
the grade school contributed $70 and
the high school $41.66.
You can have it right away. Use
it on your farm to good advantage. Repay
after harvest next fall. Special low-cost loans
for farmers. Write or stop in. Hours 9 to 5
THE CITY LOAN
and Savings Company
Spring and Summer Skating
Program at Bluffton Roller Rink
Next Sunday afternoon, April 23 will be the last
matinee skate. No Sunday afternoon skating after
Sunday evening skating during the spring and
summer will start next Sunday night, April 23 from
7:30 to 10:30 p. m.
Kid’s Session—every Saturday afternoon starting
April 29 from 2 to 4 p. m. for Grade school pupils.
Regular skate every week—Wednesday, Saturday
and Sunday Nights.
Ray Clark, Prop.
NECK AND HEAD
SPINE AND PELVIS
THIGH AND CALF
INKLE AND FOOT
Weak feet will roll to
the inside, cramping
nerves and blood vessels,
affect your entire
Stamp No. 18 in Ration
Book 1, will expire April 30.
Airplane Stamp No. 1 in
Ration Book 3 is good in*
definitely. Bring your Ra
tion Book with stamp not
detached. We cannot accept
W. H. Gratz
Jew To Speak
TLJAX Reich, D. D., Jewish
Christian who will speak at
Ebenezer Mennonite church, Sun
day and Monday. Dr. Reich is
connected with Moody Bible in
stitute, Chicago and president of
the Hebrew Christian Alliance of
Name Cast For H.
S. Senior Play
“Jane Eyre,” a romatic play in
three acts, will be presented by the
senior class under the direction of
Mr. Stauffer. It will be given the
nights of May 18th and 19th.
Charlotte Bronte, in her book
“Jane Eyre” has created a character
with all the charm, graces and
virtues that any young lady could
ever hope to aspire to. Jane, as an
orphan girl, wins the heart of her
employer through her simple and
The play opens with Adele Varens,
Rochester’s adopted daughter, await
ing the arrival of her new governess,
Miss Eyre. After being at Thorn
field Hall for a while, Jane wins the
affection of everyone there, from
Mrs. Fairfax, the house keeper, to
Grace Pool, a servant. But behind
all this supposed contentment fore
boding hovers over the household at
all times. In the West Wing is
kept a mystery and often wild in
human sounds emerge from that
Lady Blanche, a cold arrogant
person, and her mother, Lady In
gram, plot for Blanche to marry
Rochester for his money. Blanche,
her mother, her sister Mary, Dr.
Carter, and Sir Wilfred Lynn are
invited to a party at Thornfield Hall.
While there, Zita, an old gypsy, re
veals the scheme between Blanche
and her mother.
In the meantime, the mystery of
the West Wing is discovered and
Jane leaves the house. Shortly after
ward, the mansion catches fire and
Rochester loses his sight in the
Over a year passes since Jane left
Thornfield Hall and Rochester has
slowly become an old man despite
his thirty-five years. It seems that
Jane, about to take a critical step
is deterred by a piercing cry arising,
mentally, from her loved one, miles
away. She determines to see him
for one last time. After seeing him
in the condition he is, she decides
to remain with him and nurse him
back to health.
The cast that has thus far been
chosen is as follows:
Mrs. Fairfax Lo,-s Oyer
Adele Varens ... Janice Hankish,
Nora ........... Levon Wilch
Grace Poole ...Madalene McCune
Jane Eyre ...... Jane Howe
Edward Rochester Varden Loganbill
Bessie Leaven ... .... Glenna Swick
Bertha..... Joan Buckland
Dowager Lady Ingram Beverly Biery
Lady Mary Florence Anne Biome
Dr. Carter Robert Burkholder
--------Mary Margaret Basinger
Sir Wilfred Lynn.. Bill Mericle
Zita .........Miriam Schaeublin
Richard Mason Robert Amstutz
Rev. John Rivers ...............
......... Earl Dean Luginbuhl
In memory of my husband, Isaac
Brobeck who passed away April 17,
‘Tis strange but when my husband
In life to walk with me,
Not always could I hold him near
Absent he’d often be.
A mile a-far was full a mile
A month away I’d feel.
Then absence, short or long the while
Was always very real.
But now the tasks of life are o’er
And he has left me here
Though he may walk with me no more
I have him always near.
Now that he lives in memory
He’s never far away
I’ve but to think of him and he
Is with me night or day.
Mrs. Alice Brobeck.
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THE BLUFFTON NEWS, Bl UFFTON, OHIO
War Dept. Training
Contract To Tiffin U.
Tiffin University, at Tiffin, Ohio,
has received a contract with the U.
S. War Department, Air Service
Command, for the training of 855
stenographers and typists. The con
tract, along with other similar con
tracts pertaining to the training of
office workers in various fields, was
authorized undei the Powers Act,
and Executive Order No. 9001.
One of the introductory clauses of
the contract reads: “It has been de
termined that the prosecution of the
war will be facilitated by the Gov
ernment entering into a contract
with Tiffin University for the in
struction and training of female stu
dents in stenography, typing, and
The contract is for the training
of 800 skilled office workers. They
are all to be employed at Patterson
Field, Ohio, at headquarters of Air
Service Command. The training per
iod is for ten to twelve weeks at
Tiffin University, to be supplemented
by two additional weeks of training
on government forms and in orienta
tion at Patterson Field.
Trainees, mainly who have had
some basic training in shorthand, or
typing in high school, receive civil
service compensation ratings, and are
given $1260 plus $300 overtime, a
total of $1560 per annum, $130 per
month, or appi ximately $6.00 per
day while in training, compensation
starting the day training begins.
They receive in addition, free tuition,
and free use of text books. They
receive $1752 as soon as the training
period is completed. Those who have
had one year of office experience re
ceive $1970 pei annum as the base
Due to the extreme need of steno
graphic workers in preparing reports
and records for the huge quantities
of war material cleared daily en
route to the training camps and com
bat zones, the training of office
workers has been placed on the same
paid for basis by the government as
the training of nurses, and the quar
ter of a million young men in the
armed forces formerly in training on
college campuses thruout the nation.
New trainee groups, or units as
they are designated, are admitted
each Monday. The contract calls for
the training of 792, and the training
period to continue until that num
ber has been trained, or the end of
The Government provides modern
living accommodation at both Spring
field and Dayton at a moderate cost.
Approximately 100 office workers
who have completed their training at
Tiffin U. and now employed at
Patterson Field, reside at Hillcrest,
the beautiful institutional home pro
vided ^y the government, at Spring
field, Ohio. It is equipped with gym
nasium, swimming pool, recreational
I and social facilities, light laundry
privileges, matrons, nurses, and
other special features.
Government officials advise that
the Tiffin school was the first, and
is still the only college in the U. S.
to be awarded a contract for the
training of stenographers for the
Headquarters, Air Service Command.
Application for training can be
made by procuring a civil service
application blank at any post office.
Complete information may be secured
by addressing Director, Air Service
Training Division, Tiffin University,
Tiffin, Ohio. All WMC regulations
must be met by those now or pre
Mt, Cory Senior
Play On May 5
“Mr. Beane from Lima” is the
play to be presented by the senior
class of Mt. Cory high school in the
school auditorium, Friday night, May
Appearing in the cast of the play
are: Neva Inbody, Roberta Manges,
Pauline Simkins, Marjorie Oberly,
Sarah Miller, Dick Schaller, Norma
Montgomery, Darrell Carr, Florice
King, Clarence Jones and Bob Mont
The play is directed by Mrs. Jose
phine Me Peek.
In loving memory of our father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. Benedict Leichty
who passed away two and three years
ago this April 19 and 22.
April recalls sad memories
Of dear ones gone to rest.
The ones who think of them today
Are those who loved them best.
Sleep Mother and Dad, thy toils
Sweet be thy rest, oft’ needed before,
We loved you Mother and Dad—
But God loved you more
He has taken you home
To the bright and golden shore.
Daughter, Tena Basinger.
Is Your Home
Our Extended Coverage Policy
gives complete Protection at low
cost. Let me quote rates and
explain coverages on town and
farm buildings and contents.
PAUL E. WHITMER
245 W. Grove St. Phone 350-W
Farm Bureau Mutual Fire Ins. Co.
Homo Office: Columbus. Ohin
Golden wedding anniversary of Mr.
and Mrs. Henson Good, former Bluff
ton residents, will be observed at
their home in Lima, 513 West Vine
street, Saturday of this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Good lived in Bluff
ton from 1897 to 1922, when they
moved to Lima.
Good was Bluffton’s last full-time
blacksmith, and he continued plying
his trade here part-time for a num
ber of years after he had moved to
Lima. During the time he lived here
he served on the volunteer fire de
partment for 13 years, and as town
marshal and street commissioner for
On the occasion of his 50th wed
ding anniversary, Good recalled
many interesting highlights from his
life as a blacksmith here. At one
time in the “horse and buggy days”
By Prof. L. C. Chadwick,
Department of Horticulture,
Ohio State University
Successful victory gardeners of
1943 are aware of the importance of
careful planning of the garden wel^
in advance of the actual gardening
operations. An increase of 2,000,000
new gardens and a substantial in
crease in the yield of last year’s
gardens are being asked for 1944. If
these goals are to be attained, “care
ful planning” will be watch words.
For Your Floors—
MR. AND MRS. HENSON GOOD
Golden Wedding Anniversary Of Mr.
And Mrs. Henson Good Saturday
Plan Your Victory Garden Now To
Save Needless Work Later In Season
JOHNSON’S WAX—the same
Johnson quality you have used
JOHNSON’S GLO COAT
NOAH’S SELF -POLISHING
WAX—none better for floors.
WAR-COTE—Finish for floors
combining velvet beauty of
wax with durability of var
It Stops Moths-
MIRRO-MOTH a positive
protection against moths. Will
not harm the finest fabric.
Brighten your home with new
WINDOW SHADES. Our new
spring line just in.
he had 44 buggy wheels in his shop
at one time. During the year 1908
he put 5469 shoes on horses, and in
icy seasons it was impossible to keep
up with work, even with added
Good also was an expert at sharp
ening and tempering plow shears.
Marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Good
took place on April 22, 1894, at
Scott’s Crossing, Ohio, with Rev. S.
A. Hunsaker the officiating minister.
Three surviving children of five
all reside in Lima. They are Earl
Good, Mrs. Esther Sharp and Mrs.
No plans for a celebration are
made because of the absence of a
grandson, Jack Sharp, in the army
air forces at Walde Field, Texas,
but friends and relatives are wel
come to call at the home.
Plans should be formulated for the
entire season and should include such
considerations as the size of the
garden its location soil prepara
tion choice of crops planting and
maintenance and provisions for
handling the produce.
The size of the garden will, of
course, depend upon the size of the
family. It should be the aim of
every victory garden to produce, as
nearly as possible, a quantity of
vegetables sufficient to meet the
... to make a spring job easier--
Basinger s Furniture Store
CLOSED THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1944
needs of the family for good nutri
Beginning gardeners should keep
their plots relatively small. It is
better to undertake a small plot
and do a good job of planting and
maintenance than to start with a
large plot only to find that it is too
large to care for properly during the
summer months. A 30X50-foot plot
is sufficient for a family of three or
Select a plot of good garden soil
that is well drained and free from
obstructions and heavy shade. Pre
pare the soil when it is in a work
able condition, incorporating liberal
quantities of organic matter and
The choice of crops should be such
that they will provide ample quanti
ties of mineral and vitamins. This
can be done by growing at least two
leafy vegetables, two pod crops, two
root crops, tomatoes, and cabbage
and any four other vegetables.
Provide for succession and com
panion crops so that the whole arda
is in use from early spring until fall.
Plan the entire garden on paper at
the start noting the time of sowing,
the quantity of each crop and the
space and the period occupied by
each crop. A sample plan is given
in the Extension Service Victory
Garden bulletin available from your
county agricultural agent.
Planting should be done in well
prepared soil and provisions made
for mulching, irrigating, and pest
control as needed throughout the
growing season. If the garden is
carefully planned and well main
tained it should supply all the fresh
vegetables needed and an adequate
quantity for canning and storage.
Pandora Pupils Stage
Play “Annie Laurie"
Based on the widely known Scotch
ballad of the same name, the play,
“Annie Laurie”, will be presented
Friday and Saturday nights at the
school auditorium by the senior class
of Pandora high school.
The play is a melodrama depicting
the tribulations of Annie Laurie,
played by Dorothy Grismore, and
William Douglas, portrayed by Dona
vin Diller, in their efforts to over
come social convention, bringing to
the stage a stirring love drama.
Others in the cast playing heavy
parts are Hiram Kohli, Jr., in the
part of Lord Ferguson, and Charles
Boher, in the role of Sir Laurie,
strict parent of the heroine.
MUNSON R.BIXEL, M.D.
Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. M.
14 P. M. 7-8 P. M.
Office, 118 Cherry St.
Phone 120-F Bluffton. O.
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