THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1944
I want to thank my many friends
who, so kindly remembered me
during my recent illness for the
beautiful cards and letters and lovely
flowers sent me while I was in the
Mrs. Ernest Gratz
Nation Wide Connect ions
ADJUSTMENT SERVICE COMPANY
400*4 S. Main St.Findlay, Ohio
White Leghorn Pullets
AAA Special Gasson Mating started 2 weeks.
Parent flocks headed with Cockerels direct from
Gasson Poultry Farm, Versailles, Ohio, and producing
50 to 75 now.
They are the kind that pay come in and look them
Phone 182 W Bluffton. Ohio
Efficiency Integrity Progress
Phone 222-W 239 S. Main St.
It’s especially important when your milk supply is
involved. That’s why it’s doubly important to insist on
Hy-Grade Dairy Milk
THE ONLY PASTEURIZED MILK SOLD IN BLUFFTON
There should be no compromise when the health of
your family is concerned.
You can be sure with Hy-Grade Pasteurized Milk
Arthur G. Dunn, New York, was
fined $1,000 on Mar. 20, 1944 for
making false claims about seed and
for sending the fradulent statements
through the mails. The false adver
tisement was distributed in Iowa,
North Dakota, and South Dakota in
Call Phone 398-W for delivery at your door
of present day conditions.
Basinger Funeral Home
G. W. Combs Licensed Funeral Director in Charts
during absence of Stanley E. Basinger, who i»
serving our country in its Armed horces.
By paying your out of town bills with our cheap
and convenient CURRENT PAYMENT PLAN checks
If you have no REGULAR checking account with
the bank, and wish to pay an out of town bill of
$100.00 by mail, here is what it will cost you by
different methods of paying—
1. By Currency (Of course no one would
think of sending $100 in cash through
2. Bank draft or Bank Money Order........10
3. Post Office Money Order..................... 37
4. CURRENT PAYMENT PLAN...........07*/2
Come in and let us explain to you this cheap and
convenient CURRENT PAYMENT PLAN of paying
your out of town bills.
The Citizens National Bank
Member Federal Reserve System
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS
B. F. BIERY, Business Mgr.
C. A. BIERY, Editor
Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio,
by tha*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. Russell Amstutz at
tended funeral services held for her
uncle Ernest Smith at Bryan, Sunday.
Rev. and Mrs. Stanley Rupp spent
Friday and Saturday with Mr. and
Mrs. John Rupp of Elmira.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frick of Lima
visited Mr. and Mrs. George Frick
Miss Eugenia Goetsch of Cleveland
spent the past week with her aunt,
Mrs. James Elvin of Poplar street.
Tech. A. R. Warren has return
ed to Camp Cook, Calif., after spend
ing a furlough with his wife and son
Clayton Bixel is convalescing fol
lowing an operation for hernia which
he underwent at Bluffton hospital
the latter part of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Badertscher
and family of Jenera visited Sunday
at the home of Mrs. Lydia Badertsch
er and Milton Badertscher.
Mrs. A. D. Gratz and Mrs. W. O.
Geiger spent Sunday in Piqua visit
ing at the home of the latter’s brother
Paul Diller and family.
Cpl. and Mrs. Henry Schaller of
Camp Campbell, Ky., spent the week
end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Schaller and Mrs. Lona Hoffer.
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Hochstettler,
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Harris and
daughter Lois and Mrs. Linda Fett
spent Sunday at the home of Noah
Hochstettler and family of Pandora.
Sgt. Raymond Greding stationed at
the army air base, Wendover Field,
Utah spent the past week on furlough
here visiting at the home of his moth
er, Mrs. L. T. Greding of West Col
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wheeler and
children of Canton spent the week end
with Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hefner and
Paul Roush and Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Dowhower of Lima.
Cpl. Richard Cookson has return
ed to Camp Shelby, Miss., after
spending a seven day furlough with
his wife, Mrs. Betty Cookson and his
mother Mrs. Mabel Cookson on South
Pfc. Harold Kindle left Sunday
morning for Austin, Texas, where he
has been assigned to duty. He stopped
here for a 19 day furlough with his
wife and daughter enroute from his
former post at Tyndall Field Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Chidester and
family of Waynesfield, Mr. and Mrs.
John Qhdester op Beaverdam and
Miss Sarah Amstutz visited Sunday
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ken
neth Chidester and son.
Mrs. Richard Cans returned Thurs
day after a five weeks visit with her
husband, Ensign Caris at Norfolk, Va.
She is at present making her home
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Triplett of South Main street.
Basinger ambulance removals:
Mrs. Howard Hover and infant from
the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Irvin Moser, Orange township
to her home in Kenton Mrs. P. I*.
Basinger from the home of her son
Clem Basinger in Pandora to the
Avon Products has open territory
for representatives in Beaverdam,
Pandora, Mt. Cory and Jenera. Write
Mrs. Loto Yoder, 107 Wayne Ave.,
Defiance, Ohio. 3
On your next shopping trip re
member to get Powderene, the
wonder rug cleaner and Mirra Moth
Proof, positive protection against
moths. Both at Basinger's
Furniture store. tf
Diller ambulance removals: Mrs.
N. F. Steiner from her home west
of Bluffton to Lima Memorial hospi
tal Mrs. Albert S. Diller from Bluff
ton hospital to the home of her
sister, Mrs. L. T. Greding Miss Fern
Koch from Bluffton hospital to her
home near Mt. Cory Mrs. Gertrude
Gage from her home on West Col
lege avenue to Bluffton hospital artd
Where Our Soldier
Sgt. Harold Balmer 35283584
91st Ferrying Sqd., Love Field,
Pfc. Loren D. Steiner 35766372
Co. H, 2nd Regt., Group 6
Camp Reynolds, Ta.
Pvt. James R. Gratz 35294060
Co. C, 1st Repi. Bn.
A. S. F.—P. R. D.
Camp Beale, Calif.
T/Sgt. Herbert Moser 35347487
Hq. Btry., 817th A. A. A. Aw. Bn.
Ft. Bliss, Texas
Pvt. Marion C. Fox 35072652
Co. B, 213 Bn. 66th Regt.
Camp Blanding, Florida
Pvt. Ned E. Schultz 35248321
Co. D, 53rd Inf. Tng. Bn., 1st Pit.
Camp Wolters, Texas
Cpl. Richard R. Cookson 35295858
Hq. Btry. 869th F. A. Bn.
A. P. O. 200, c/o Postmaster
Camp Shelby, Miss.
Tho Attack—Buw War
Bonds and Stamps Regularly.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON
Two Bluffton youths are included
in a trio being held by Findlay police
who allegedly have confessed ran
sacking and stealing articles from
automobiles in and near Findlay
during the past ten days.
Capt. Wayne Ethell of Findlay
was here Tuesday and took into
custody Richard Gossman, 19 and a
16 year old companion who is being
held in the juvenile ward at Find
lay. Also arrested was Eugene Mc
Clelland, 22, Rawson. The two older
boys said they were classed 4-F in
The trio told Findlay police they
entered approximately 30 automobiles
taking robes and accessories and
siphoned gasoline from the autos to
keep their own car running.
Papers taken from cars were burn
ed and some of the loot thrown into
a creek, they admitted in their con
One brief case and five robes have
been recovered by the police. Many
car owners have reported flash lights,
certificates of title, gasoline coupon
books and other articles stolen from
their cars recently.
A fourth boy aged 17 arrested
last week at Ottawa who confessed
participation in the thefts has been
turned over to U. S. Naval author
ities who said he was AWOL.
F. B. I. Man Speaks
Here On Tuesday
John T. Buscher, from the Cleve
land office of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation spoke at the dinner
meeting of the Lions club at the
Walnut Grill, Tuesday night. He
addressed Bluffton high school stu
dents in an assembly meeting in the
Functions of the FBI in wartime
were outlined by the speaker, espe
cially as related to sabotage and
subversive activities. Any evidence
of this nature should be turned over
to the bureau which will investigate
Buscher had an active part in run
ning down evidence in the notorious
Buchalter case which was recently
ended with Buchalter’s execution in
Sing Sing prison.
Mrs. Wm. Gleason and daughters,
Marcia Lee and Jeanette of Lima
were Wednesday and Thursday guests
of the C. M. Gleason family.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gleason and
family took Sunday dinner with Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Hover of Waynesfield.
Sunday guests in the Russell Huber
home were Mrs. Berdell Huber and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. JAy Harris,
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Blosser and daught
er and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Clausing
and Mrs. Clara Smith of Lima.
Dale Huber, senior student, was no
tified that he had received the highest
score in the State Scholarship exam
ination in Agriculture, which entitles
him to a four year scholarship at Ohio
The Star Sunday School class of
Pleasant Hill Church will meet with
Keith Brauen, Thursday evening,
The Victory class meeting will be
held in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Faze, Friday evening April 21.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stratton and
family, Mr. and .Mrs. Maurice Bell
and family wee Sunday guests of Mr.
and Mrs. O. L. Stratton.
Mrs. Zadie I’.' hes of Lima spent
several day la. week with Mrs. Alta
Garau and family.
Mrs. Charles Miller and Mrs. James
F. Miller were Wednesday evening
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Brauen
Mr. and Mrs. James Phillips called
on Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Barnes, Sun
Mrs. Zadie Broshes, Clea and Alta
Garau spent Saturday evening at the
Horace Stratton home.
MH. Ida Stratton, Mrs. Eva Moser
and family called on Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Hover and son of near Ken
ton, Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Zabie Broshe, Mrs. Alta Gar
au, Mrs. Naomi Steiner and children
spent Friday afternoon with Mrs.
Mrs. Clara Jennings, Mr. and Mrs.
Winston Jennings and son were Sun
day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Willard Jennings and Rodney. Mr.
and Mrs. Doyt Jennings of Kenton
were afternoon callers.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Brauen and
family were Sunday dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lung.
Mrs. Ida Stratton called on Mrs.
Alta Garau’ Monday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hess and fam
ily of Findlay were Sunday guests of
Miss Lillie Fett and Mrs. Nellie Hu
Mr. and Mrs.Dennis Brauen spent
Sunday evening with Wm. Reichen
bach and family-
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Younkman of
Ada called on Mr. and Mrs. Guy
Younkman, Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Doyt Younkman and
daughter called on Mrs. Cora Huber
and family, Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Younkman and
family of Clyde, called on Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Phillips, Sunday after
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Younkman and
I grandson spent Thursday evening
with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips.
I Rav. Baughn called on Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Phillips, Monday afternoon.
The Alice Freemen club will en
tertain clubs of the Bluffton city
federation at a -meeting in the high
school cafeteria next Tuesday night
at 8 o’clock. Mrs. R. H. McDonald
of Lima will review the play “To
morrow the World”,
Mrs. Homer Gratz will entertain
the Garden club, Thursday afternoon,
with Mrs. C. H. Smith as assistant
hostess. The program follows: Roll
call, Garden Thots Long May
Peonies Reign, Mrs. Cyrus Schu
macher The Truth About Bulbs,
Mrs. Harry Barnes After Care of
Spring Flowering Hardy Bulbs, Mrs.
St. John’s Edith Lahr Missionary
The Edith Lahr Missionary Circle
will meet Thursday night at the
home of Mrs. S. H. Stepleton. The
program will be in charge of Mrs.
Progressive Mothers Club
The Progressive Mothers club will
be entertained by Mrs. Lucille
Habegger next Tuesday night. Devo-
tionals will be led by Mrs. Helen
Anderson and Mrs. Bernice Deerhake
will read a paper on communicable
Bluffton Legion Auxiliary will
meet next Tuesday night in the
Legion hall. The sum of $38.19
from two picture shows sponsored at
the Star theatre last week has been
added to the fund for an honor roll.
Jitsu Tau Club
Mrs. Helen Stratton will entertoin
the Jitsu Tau club this Wednesday
Eastern Star Chapter
Bluffton Eastern Star chapter will
hold a social hour honoring mem
bers with birthday anniversaries in
March and April following the meet
ing on Friday night.
Orange Twp. 4-H Club
Boys and girls of Orange twon
ship between ages of 10 and 20
years will meet at Orange Center
Community house Friday night at
which time a boys 4-H club will be
organized. Membership is open to
all boys in that age group. Wilson
Keller will be club advisor.
The girls club, recently organized
with Mrs. Frank Montgomery as
Separate business sessions and
study periods will be followed with
a joint period of recreation. Joint
meetings will be held during the
The Amico club will meet at the
home of Mrs. June Trippiehorn,
Thursday night. Mrs. Vernal Corson
will have charge of the program.
Benefit Card Party
St. Mary’s Catholic church will hold
a benefit card party in the Legion hall,
Wednesday night, May 3 at 8:30
o’clock. The public is invited.
Entertain For Soldier
Mr. and Mis. Charles Young en
tertained at dinner, Sunday, in hon
or of their son, Cpl. Robert Young
home on an eleven day furlough
from Camp Livingston, La.
Guests were Miss Jane Lewis of
Lima and Mr. and Mrs. George Al
stetter of Columbus Grove. After
noon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Clair
Schoonover and family of Benton
Ridge Mr. and Mrs. M. B. John
son, Jr., and daughter of Dola Mrs.
Denver Augsburger and Miss Phyllis
Hardwick of this place.
Cpl. Young returned Monday to
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Montgomery
and daughter called on Mrs. Catherine
Welsh at the Stalter home in Bluff
Mr. and Mrs. Ohlen Friedey of Dun
kirk, Mrs. Imajean Ewing, Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Young and son were Sun
day visitors at the H. O. Hilty home.
Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Hartman and
son Jay called Sunday afternoon on
Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Hartman and
Mrs. Lenore Montgomery, Mrs. Eva
Moses of Cleveland called at the
homes of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Caris,
Mr. and Mrs. James Martz and Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Sommers, Tuesday of
Miss Wilma Nash of Toledo spent
the week end with Mrs. Mary Diltz
Mrs. H. 0. Hilty and daughter Ima
jean Ewing returned home Wednesday
after epending eevenal days with Miss
Clara Wilson at Brooklyn, N. Y. who
was quite ill, but is much improved at
NOTICE i« hereby (riven that Robert Gil
more Goff will petition the Probate Court pf
Allen County, Ohio, praying that hi« name
be changed to Robert Gilmore Miller.
Said petition will be for hearing on or af
ter the 29th day of April, 1944.
ROBERT GILMORE GOFF
1 His Attorney.
So that you may keep in mind the
numerous important war-time ra
tioning dates, the Bluffton News
publishing this weekly reminder:
MEATS, BUTTER, CHEESE,
FATS, CANNED FISH AND
CANNED MILK—Book 4 red
stamps A-8, thru M-8 good for
10 points each under token ration
Blue stamps A-8, thru K-8
good for 10 points each under
token rationing indefinitely.
GASOLINE—Stamp 11 in A
book good for 3 gallons of gaso
line thru June 21.
SUGAR—Stamp 30 and 31 in
Book 4 good for 5 pounds of
sugar indefinitely. Stamp 40
good for 5 pounds under can
ning allotments until Feb. 28,
SHOES—Stamp No. 18 in Ra
tion Book 1 good for one pair of
shoes until April 30. Stamp No.
1 on “Airplane” sheet in Ration
Book 3 good for one pair. An
other stamp, to be announced
soon will be good for one pair of
shoes beginning May 1.
Spare stamp 37 must ac
company applications for addi
tional canning sugar asked from
Exam Is Announced
Applications to take the United
States Civil Service commission exam
ination for the position of fourth
class postmaster at Jenera will be
accepted until May 5, it was an
nounced this week.
Salary for the position during the
last fiscal year was $1006, with the
current payment to be increased
15%. The examination will be held
in Bluffton at a date to be announced
CARD OF HANKS
We wish to thank our many friends
and neighbors for aid and sympathy
extended in the loss of our beloved
husband and father especially do we
thank Rev. Remaley for his consoling
words, the Ladies Aid society of Beth
el church, Miss Remaley who sang at
the funeral services and all those
Mrs. W. S. Dearth & Family.
Grain (bushel prices)—Wheat
$1.60 corn $1.10 oats 75c soys
Our Want-ads bring results.
Wanted—Clean cotton rags, will
pay 6c per pound. Bluffton News
Ceiling prices paid for wool.
Russell Amstutz, Bluffton phone
For sale—Healthy started chicks
two weeks old at reduced prices.
Jorg Hatchery, Cherry St., Bluffton.
Bluffton phone. tf
Wanted-Man or woman, full or
part time for Rawleigh Route in
Van Wert county. No experience or
capital necessary. Sales easy to
make and profit large. Start im
mediately. Write Rawleigh’s, Dept.
OHD-51-190A, Freeport, III., or see
Sylvanus Welty, W. Elm St.,
See Rell i’otee for lawn
sharpening. Rell Potee, S.
For sale—Oak library table.
Moser, Bluffton phone.
Wanted—’g ton or ton
Harry Shrider, 165 N. Jackson St.
Wanted—Man to operate Model
McCormick-Deering tractor for cus
tom plowing. Good pay. Lester
Niswander, Bluffton phone 449-W.
Wanted—Woman for light house
work for adult family of two. Call
phone Green 12(H) Ada.
For sale—Irish Cobbler potatoes,
and seconds. Hiram Neuenschwander,
4 miles west of Bluffton.
For rent—*2 acre garden plot very
cheap. N. W. Basinger, S. Main St.
For sale—Geese. Mary Young.
Bluffton Rt. 1, Phone 590-Y.
For sale—Upright piano 9 by 12
rug large tricycle. Bluffton phone
For sale—Two piece wine living
room suite like new cheap if taken at
once. Mrs. Weldon Luginbuhl, Bluff
ton phone 548-T.
For sale—Chiffonier. Inquire 140
N. Mound St.
Wanted—Land for soy beans. Cash
or share rent. Raymond Roseboom.
Bluffton phone 592-W.
For sale—G. E. electric motor 220
volts, 3 phase, 2 H. P. See Herbert
Siefield at Pine’s restaurant.
For rent—Half acre plot for Vic
tory garden on shares. Mrs. Rudell
Greiner, third house on Dixie highway
north of county line. Inquire after
5:30 p. m.
For sale—Rug 12 by 15 wine color,
like new.« Call Bluffton phone 539-Y.
(Run in Want Ads)
I Wanted—Some one to do washing
and ironing. Call Mrs. Lewis Weyer,
Bluffton phone 473-W.
Lost—Two War Ration Books No.
3, issued to Fred Bronson and Imo
jene Bronson. Finder return to News
Monthly rubbish collection will be
made on Thursday, April 27. All
patrons of the service should have
rubbish in containers, early in the
morning and placed where it is
easily accessible for the truck.
1 W. A. Howe, Mayor
D. C. BIXEL, O.D.
GORDON BIXEL, O.D.
122 South Main St., Bluffton
Office Hour.: I:»fl A. M.—S:S» P. M.
Evening.: Man.. W«d., Fri., Sat. 7:H
to 8:90 P. M. Clo»ed Thnraday Afternoon.
Maybe there are
many more like
It may have been funny—
the story about the man who
wanted to take out insurance
after his loss.
But if your present insurance
is based on pre-war replace
ment costs you may not be
much better off.
Better check up on your
insurance before you laugh at
him. We will be glad to help
W. F. IUTZI
Fire Auto Bonds
For a Lasting Finish
Produces a lustrous, pro
tecting finish that Lasts and
& Harness Co.
Quality Drug Store
of All Kinds
Sidney’s Drug Shop
CT AD THEATRE
1 fl II Bluffton
Thurs. April 20, 1944
Adults—25c fed. tax .05
Children—10c fed. tax .02
NO STUDENT PRICE
xml | txt