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ASK BIDS MAY 16 FOR HOT MIX TOP ON MAIN STREET Estimate Cost of 1 l/i Mile Proj ect $25,730 Town to Pro vide $5,000 Resurfacing will consist of phaltic concrete top one and quarters inch in thickness on the present brick pavement. Jobs Two Other Resurfacing near Bluffton Scheduled for This Summer Main Assurance that Bluffton’s street will be resurfaced this summer was seen here Tuesday with announce ment that the state highway depart ment would receive bids in Columbus for the project on Tuesday, May 16. The work here will extend from the Bentley road junction on South Main street to the north corporation bound ary, The Allen-Hancock county line, a distance of one and one-half miles. an as three- top of Other Projects. Too The Main street resurfacing, how ever, is only part of a major road surfacing project scheduled for this section, both north and south of Bluff ton, for all of which bids are asked on May 16. North of town the resurfacing will contiue on the 20 foot roadway to the intersection of State Route 69 near Mt. Cory, a distance of three and one half miles. Both of these projects are to be completed by August 15, the state highway department has announced. Cost of the Bluffton resurfacing pro ject is estimated at $25,730. Of this ^amount the Bluffton town council has agreed to provide $5,000. The re mainder will be paid from state high way department funds. The Hancock county resurfacing portion is estimat ed at $35,700. The third project will consist of a three and one-half mile stretch of road south of Beaverdam in Richland, Jack son and Bath townships. The cost is estimated at $45,700 and is to be com pleted by July 31. Goes To New Jersey Joy Huber, former Bluffton man now in Chicago and connected with Consolidated Vultee Aircraft com pany has been transferred to New ark, N. J., it was announced the first of the week. His wife and daughter Sondra and also his mother, residing south of move to Newark school here next Mrs. Cora Huber, Bluffton expect to after the close of month. Two Graduating Recitals At College Graduating recitals by two Bluff ton college seniors in the music de partment will be presented during the next w’eek in Ramseyer chapel on the college campus. Gertrude Detwiler, of Souderton, Pa., will appear in a piano recital in the chapel at 8:30 p. m. Friday, and Wanda Suter, of Columbus Grove, will give a voice and piano recital at 8:30 p. m. next Tuesday. Kenneth Luginbuhl Is 2nd Lieutenant Kenneth Luginbuhl, of Bluffton, who served in the South Pacific from May, 1942, until August, 1943, has been commissioned a second lieuten ant in the Signal Corps, pleting training at Fort New He after com Monmouth, Jersey, is the husband of Luginbuhl, former Bluffton school teacher, and the son of Mrs. Har- riette High Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Luginbuhl, of near Bluffton. Lt. and Mrs. Luginbuhl are spend ing a furlough here visiting his par ents and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Crib lez, parents of Mrs. Luginbuhl. They will leave Thursday, return ing to Ft. Monmouth. Mrs. Lugin buhl is now employed in the govern ment publications laboratory at that place. Begins Women's Marine Training Miss Amanda Pifer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ami Pifer of Orange township who recently enlisted in the women’s marine corps at Cleve land will report for duty next Mon day. She will go to Washington and then to North Caiolina to begin training. Miss Pifer, a Bluffton high school graduate, has resigned her position as bookkeeper in the Elk’s club at Findlay. X. Bluffton College Commencement Week Will Eldon Tschiegg New Manager Of Elevator Eldon Tschiegg, farmer, residing west of Bluffton, has been named manager of the Farmers Grain com pany here. Tschiegg was selected at a meeting of the company’s board of directors last Wednesday night and, assumed his new duties Monday. He succeeds O. E. Bowers who re signed after 15 years here to accept the position of manager of the Farmers Elevator company at Beav erdam which was made vacant by the death of I. M. Jennings last March. BLUFFTON CLOCKS TO BE SET AHEAD ONE HOUR SUNDAY Change to Fast Time Will Be come Official At 3 A. M. For Summer Months Council Sets Up Time Change In Response To Requests of Residents Bluffton residents will set their clocks ahead one hour Saturday night when they go to bed, to con form with the town’s adoption of fast time for the summer season. The change in time will be effect ive officially at 3 a. m. next Sun day, and the town clock will be moved ahead at that hour by Albert Benroth, caretaker. Bluffton churches will convene one hour earlier Sunday morning in keep ing with the new time, and industries, schools and places will begin operation time on Monday. Bluffton business on fast time in Decision to adopt fast Bluffton from April 80 to the first Sunday in September was voted on April 17 by the municipal council after sentiment over a two-weeks period indicated most Bluffy resi- slow time for the summer. In an ordinance drafted at the session, councilmen set up a perman ent schedule whereby the town will be on slow time from the first Sun day in September every year until the last Sunday in April. Other cities in this area also are going to fast time for the summer, and there will be an additional advantage inasmuch as the new time will conform to railroad schedules. Under slow time, railroad schedules were one hour earlier, which general ly was confusing to those planning trips by train. Canvass Town For Legion Honor Roll Solicitation to provide funds for erection of Bluffton’s honor roll is announced by the American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary. Canvass which will start on Fri day will continue until May 9 during which time a house to house visita tion will be made. Those in rural districts desiring to contribute and any in town who may by solicitors are asked tributions at the home Steiner. be to of overlooked leave con Mrs. J. S. of an honor Project for erection roll bearing names of men of Bluff ton and vicinity in the armed serv ices was announced recently and the memorial will be located on the high school grounds, it was stated. Pacific Area War Veteran Visits Here James Althaus, who saw’ action in the southw’est Pacific war area, to gether with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Althaus of Lew’isburg, visited last Thursday w’ith Mrs. Alt haus’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Amstutz and Mrs. Moses Steiner. James who was in the Pacific area for nearly two years holds a rating of chief pharmasist’s mate in the naval hospital corps and participated in the Guadalcanal invasion and later in action at New Guinea, New Bri tain and Cape Gloucester. He returned home on furlough last March and has "been assigned to a post in Los Angeles. Army Promotion Word has been received here that Norman Luginbuhl, in England, has been promoted from sergeant to staff sergeant. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Luginbihl of North Spring street. Open Friday, May 12 Seventeen Seniors To Graduate This Year May Queen To Be /rowned Commencement Speaker Will Be Dr. Elmer E. S. Johnson, Hartford, Conn. Varied features on a busy four-day calendar Bluffton college com mencement activity will get under way on the campus, Friday, May 12, one month earlier than the usual schedule in peacetime. Highlights of the season will be the crowning of the May Queen in Bluffton Day festivities and presen tation of a Thespian play on Satur day, May 13 baccalaureate services on Sunday, May 14, and commence ment exercises on Monday, May 15. Opening event of the commence ment on a Glee 12. week will be a cantata, Summer’s Day”, by the club at 8 p. m. Friday, 17 Will Graduate Bachelor of School Music degrees will be presented to Viola Amstutz, Pandora ton, Pa. Lehman, Pandora Gertrude Detwiler, Souder Ruth Fenwick, Lima Earl Pandora Wanda Suter, and Ruth Zuiderhoek, Troy. Joan Weaver Schertz, of Blooming ton, Ill., will receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. summer’s will have Arts de- At the close of next session, six more students qualified for Bachelor of grees. They will be Viola Amstutz, Pandora Eleanor Berky, Bluffton Jeanne Habegger Boehr, Dallas, Tex as Trella Bosserman, Rawson Frank Hamblen, Columbus Grove, and Elizabeth Locher, Bluffton. Reformed Brotherhood Banquet On Thursday Rev. R. Wobus, of Sidney, will be the speaker of the Father-Son ban quet of the Brotherhood of the St. John’s and Emmanuel’s Evangelical and Reformed churches at 7 p. m. Thursady in the St. John’s church. Rev. Wobus has spoken here on other occasions, and a good turnout is expected for the meet. Special music will be provided. Earl Matter, president of the Bro therhood, will give the address of welcome and Arden Baker will serve as toastmaster. Surgical Dressing Room Is Closed The Red Cross surgical dressing room at the Grade school building will be closed until May 15, it is an nounced by Mrs. J. S. Steiner, local chairman, ished their date, Mrs. The local unit has fin quota assigned until that Steiner said. Births following births at Bluffton The hospital: Mr. and Mrs. dora, a son, Paul Eldon Gene, King, Pan Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Elva Dilts, Jenera, a son, Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Burner, Find lay, a daughter, Eileen Sue, Thurs day. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dillman, a son, Larry Ray, Monday. Word has been received of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Wil bur Lauer of Philadelphia. Lauer, the former Miss Lucille Nis wander, is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. M. Niswander of South Jackson street. ...<p></p>BLUFFTON ......................... “Pan Girls May com- Closing the week’s activity, mencement exercises will be held for 17 graduating seniors Monday morn ing, May 15. Dr. Elmer E. S. Johnson, professor emeritus of Hart ford Theological seminary, will be the speaker. A busy schedule on Saturday, May 13, will include class programs, spe cial luncheons, crowning of the May Queen, Mrs. Wilma Nonnamaker Mumma, followed by the alumni banquet, and presentation of a play “Letters pians dramatic society. to Lucerne” by the Thes- Baccalaureate services on Sunday, May 14, will be addressed by Presi dent L. L. Ramseyer, following which the president’s reception will be held and the girl’s glee club will present a concert. List of Graduates Included in the graduating class ol 17 are Mary Bowman, Lima Holly Burkhalter, Middletown Grace Gels singer, Allentown, Pa. Ellis Guthrie, Lafayette Helen Habegger, Busby, Montana Ellwyn Hartzler, Bloom ington,. HL, Eulg. Locher, Pandora Wilm^ IHumjfca, Bluffton James Welly Lima, nad Edmund Zehr, Gridley, HL, all to receive Bachelor of Arts degrees. Mrs. fHE NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1944 CORN DISAPPEARS OFF MARKET HOGS FACING EMBARGO Freezing Corn of Sales in Mid-West Beit has Serious Effect Here no With Hogs and Find Shippers Re fusing to Buy Farmers Corn not Although the Bluffton area is included in the government’s order freezing sale of corn in five midwest ern states, it is having serious re percussions throughout the farming section here where corn and hogs are the backbone and mainstay operations and prosperity. of farm onto the “freeze” counties In an effort to force corn market, WFA has issued a order on all sales from 125 in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illin ois and Indiana. The order effective the first of the week and continuing for 60 days makes the government the only pur chaser of corn from this area, the nation’s top corn producing district. Corn Disappears Here Corn which has been Scarce here since last fall has disappeared com pletely from the market here. Farm ers who have corn in their cribs are refusing to sell at present ceiling price as they can get a larger re turn by feeding their corn to hogs. Dealers here pointed out that the hog price is a stumbling block in the present situation and cannot be remedied unless the hog price is re duced to correspond to the grain ceil ing. Meanwhile farmers lacking corn to continue their hog deeding pro jects have encountered an embargo on hog shipments which are flooding into central terminal markets. No Hoc Shipments Because of this embargo, shippers in the Bluffton district were reported as refusing to buy hogs, Tuesday. How long this situation would con tinue could not be determined. How ever for those farmers with hogs in their feed Iqtf for wh^K they have insufficient corn the siiitation Is admittedly lerious. There is no ac ceptable substitute for corn in hog feeding projects, farmers pointed out. How effective corn stocks have been swept from the market is indi cated by the fact that local grain dealers have for scoured all the markets seeking without success. the past two weeks principal terminal a carload of corn Mlevators in this area indicated that they either had no corn or had at most from three to ten days sup ply of mixing grain on hand. This grain is a combination of govern ment wheat, barley and Canadian oats totally inadequate to meet the need. Action in freezing corn sales in the mid-west area was taken by the government in order to relieve the pressure on textile mills, war plants and wet processing plants, manufac turers of commercial alcohol, syrups and gluten feed which require corn for their operation. This district, one of the principal hog raising sections of the state has never raised sufficient corn for its own requirements, the deficit being ordinarily made up by shipments from the corn belt impossible because order. which now are of the freezing especially acute The situation is this spring because the corn crop here last year was described as “only fair” by farmers, Wednesday. Future Farmers To Meet Here Thursday Allert county units of Future Farmers of America, an organization of boys in high school agriculture classes, will hold a county meeting here Thursday night. Members of the Bluffton high school Future Farmers club are in charge of arrangements and high school delegations are expected from Spencerville, Shawnee, Lafayette, Beaverdam and Harrod. The group will meet in the Com munity Sportsmen’s club on the third floor of the town hall for a program followed by a recreation period the high school gymnasium. at Mary Jane Carr Staff Sergeant Mary Jane Carr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Carr, of near Bluff ton, has been promoted from ser geant to the rank of Staff Sergeant in the WAC at Wright Field, Day ton, Ohio. S/Sgt. Carr is working in the Army Air Forces Material Command laboratory at Wright Field. Twenty-fifth anniversary of Rich nd Grange will be celebrated at a eeting in the Grange hall at 8 p. m. is Wednesday, with Joseph E. of Oxford, State Grange as the principal featured ichter, J. T. Morris, of Allen County and Grange To Celebrate 25th Anniversary At Meeting Wednesj Sugar Creek Grange Dep Henry Huber the Richland ty, also will speak, ill give a history of range, which was organized April 4, 1919, by Lawrence Huber who ?rved as first master. Huber is now n the faculty of State College, Pa. Charter members of Richland range who have retained active icmbership continuously for 25 ears include Mr. and Mrs. Henry [uber, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz, lr. and Mrs.-Orton Stratton, Mrs. kill Hilty, Mrs. I. M. Jennings, Mrs. loah Moser, Mrs. Amos Moser and ided Soldier At Allies Will Win ier Wounded In Sicily Talks At Presenteeism Rally of Triplett Company esenteeism Award Ribbons Are Given To 400 By Presi dent R. L. Triplett Confidence that the war vill end abruptly later ifter the Allied invasion in Europe this year gains full amentum was voiced here Saturday ght at the presenteeism rally of ie Triplett Electrical Instrument by T/5 Don Chambers, a wound war veteran who came here for e meeting from Crile hospital at jrea, Ohio. T/5 Chambers landed at Casablan on the first day of the African vasion, and was overseas for onths before in four major was wounded once n Africa and again in Sicily. American soldiers are as good as he best of any other country, and ,re superbly commanded, T/5 Cham bers told the gathering. He said hat Germans in Africa and Sicily rould hold their ground bravely for i time, but that American persever mce always won the day. At the presenteeism rally, 400 nembers of the Triplett organization rere honored for their performance n winning presenteeism pledge bars or being on the job at least 96.5% if the regular hours they are sched iled to work. awarded the rib talked and N. A. as chairman. Spe- R. L. Triplett ons, Leo Fenn Criplett presided music was provided by the Bluff High school orchesetra, directed Sidney Hauenstein. A war film was shown. it. Patterson Advanced In Rank Second Lieutenant Charles A. Pat terson, husband of Mrs. Carol Pat terson, of 327 S. Jackson street, was advanced to the rank of First Lieu tenant recently at the air base in England where he is stationed. up Lieutenant Patterson came through the ranks, having entered the Army as a private in 1941. He was first commissioned in July, 1943, and has been overseas with Army postal unit for two years. an Josephine Steiner Now 1st Lieutenant Josephine Steiner, daughter of Mrs. Augusta Steiner, of South Main street, has been advanced to the rank of First Lieutenant at the base hos pital where she is stationed in New Zealand. Lieut. Steiner .graduate of the nursing school at Yale university hospital, has been overseas eighteen months. Recordings of Mrs. Agnes Birch naugh’s interview as Ohio War Worker of the Week on a War De partment broadcast originating from Radio Station WTAM in Cleveland, last Sunday morning, will be sent to her two sons, James and Joe, who are in the South Pacific war theatre with the famous 37th Ohio division. Transcriptions of the broadcast honoring the Bluffton woman employe of The Triplett Electrical Instru ments Co. were made for the prin cipal purpose of forwarding to her two sons on Bougainville a record of Rally Predicts In Europe This Yei®j PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MAY 3 IMM Walter Schaublin. Richland is one of the Granges in Allen county, but active membership of 60 Representatives from the 13 othftjr Granges in the county are to the celebration here. ,7 v\\V Present officers are Rayjta^ud Stratton, master Willard Jenx/ite^ overseer Mrs. Willard Jennings^ turer R. E. Griffith, steward mond Roseboom, assistant steWareX Mrs. Leonard Gratz, lady assitft^V steward Ernest Gratz, gatek^hhW Mrs. Roscoe Trout, chapl^Vd Rachel Schaublin, secretary I.vouailt Gratz, treasurer Orton Strafriqw Walter Schaublin and Roscoe T|,wS trustees Mrs. William Amstu&t pianist and chorister Mrs. Raymvivt Stratton, Ceres Mrs. Chau&^? Spallinger, Pomona and Mrs. VaxJ Faze, Flora. A YY A Candidates for County, State' and National Nominations/ on One Ballot 1 18 returning to He took part igements, and the en- AV Repubicans Run Full County. Ticket No Democrats File for Three Offices r!w Candidates for nomination to w tional, state and county offices Willet listed on one ballot to be presented Bluffton and Richland township elqdn tors when they go to the polls to caSK their votes in the Primary electurtl, Tuesday, May 9. A full list candidates will be op the Republican ballot, but there ate no Democrats seeking nomination to' three Allen county offices. No one filed on the latter ticket for Clerk of Courts, Judge of Common Pleas Court and County Recorder. Heading each ticket will be the names of candidates to the national presidential nominating conventions of Democratic and Republican parties. Democratic candidates are pledged to Joseph Ferguson and Republican candidates to Gove. John Bricker. Offices for which nominations will be voted on the county ticket include recorder, clerk of courts, treasurer, two members of the board of com missioners, prosecutor, coroner, engi neer, sheriff, state representative, state senator, judge of probate and common pleas courts, judge of court of appeals, representative to Cong ress, state central committeemen and precint committeemen. Candidates on state ticket will be for nomination as governor, lieutenwit, governor, state secretary, state autbf tor, state treasurer, attorney generaL. United States senator, representative to Congress (at-large) Chief Justf of the Supreme court, and Judge the Supreme court. Raise $2,933 For Red Cross War Fund Recordings Of Bluffton Woman’s Broadcast To Go To Sons In Pacific Bluffton contributed $2,933 for the national Red Cross War fund, ac cording to Mrs. Edith Mann, local treasurer, after final checking of local solicitor’s reports. Music Program At Mennonite Church A special music program will be presented at the First Mennonite church Sunday night at 7:30 o’clock it is announced by the pastor Rev. J. N. Smucker. It will be under, di rection of Prof. Otto Holtkamp and consist of choir numbers, quartets and instrumental selections. the proceedings. Mrs. Birchnaugh’s nephew, Willard Dillman, son of Mrs. Harl Dillman, also is on Bougainville, and will have an opportunity to hear the recording. All three youths, who have been in the South Pacific Over two years, were mentioned in tfce broadcast. Mrs. Birchnaugh went through the radio interview by Hank Keene, of the War Department, without any. trace of nervousness and was heard1 by many Bluffton residents. BUY 9BIMN NUMBER 1 KM YOUTHS ARE I DRAFT QUOTAS U.LED TO CAMP Fpjty Men From Allen County A.^Board 3 Inducted into 7.’Aw4 Armed Services Call Takes Nearly All 18 to 26 Y ear Old Age Group in into the and Sat of Allen with 40 men inducted cervices last Friday r)*u.y jn the April call tyiQr’ Draft Board No. 3, officials 7,the board announced they are the bottom of the barrel in .to 26-year-old group. /y/AlhWg the 40 men sworn in were from Bluffton, three of whom ito the Navy and three into In filling their April quota and Hh/Ug up registrants for possible in in May, the board has care- Scrutinized all present defer- -.Wpts id new claims for deferment. Many Farm Youths How’ acute the situation has be coYne- is indicated by the number of farm'youths sent to the Army and the April calls. e same k°ar(i officials (X^Qmed earlier reports there will C'lC$ half enough men in the age group to fill the May mDMy&hould the call be as large for April. ¥D)nj&v-|iumber of men needed in tak/iliaa not yet been announced to hv/iYvard. There are few regis ■jHimaining under 26, however, 4&s national directives order- Mbntinuance of the drafting tW/MR’Xiwen over 25 are changed, •wm® ill not be in a position to quotas. men inducted into the Navy ®WICd° Recruiting station last three were from Bluffton .Ctfjd-others from the surround- Inductees were Kenneth Bluffton eldon Deppler, -Bluffton Jule Gust Basing 2» Bluffton Wilbur Dale Columbus Grove Route 2, and Jack Lester Graymire, Route 1, La- fayette. Three in Army Six from Bluffton and the adjacent area were inducted into the Army at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianap olis, Ind., last Saturday. From Bluffton were Delbert Lug inbuhl, Maynard Badertscher and Raymond Clark. Others included Herbert Eugene Downing, Route 2, Columbus Grove Donald E. Dunlap, Route 2, Columbus Grove, and Clar ence R. Salsbury, Route 1, Rawson. John G. Furry, Route 6 Lima, left for a conscientious objector camp at Kane, Pa., last Friday. Chorus Here Sunday Night Rev. Victor Paul Wierwille, radio pastor, and The Chimes Hour Young Radio Chorus will appear in pdKt. John’s Evangelical and Re formetX church at 8 p. m. next Sun day, under auspices of the young ^h^ties organizations of the Em 'jMihuel’B and St. John’s churches. Bertha Marie Johnson, soprano, singing “The Lord’s Prayer” and “The Holy City” is featured in the chorus. Membership of the chorus is made up entirely of young per son B. The Chimes Hour is broadcast over Radio Station WLOK in Lima every Sunday at 12 Noon. It is directed by Rev. Wierwille, pastor of “The Church With the Open Door and the Open Bible”, a Reformed church at Payne, Ohio. Pvt. James Basinger Starts Air Training Private James H. Basinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Basinger, of South Lawn avenue, has arrived at Middle Tennessee State College, Murfreesboro, Tenn., for a five months course of study prior to hia appointment as an aviation cadet in the Army Air Force. On completion of his course he will be classified as a navigator, pilot. or bombardier. High School Spring S (Concert Wednesday Four Bluffton High school musical organizations will appear in their spring concert at 8 p. m. this Wed nesday in the high school auditorium. Participating in the concert will be the high school orchestra, band, boys and girls glee clubs. Sidney Haqenstein directs the instrumental organizations and Miss Harriet Brate the vocal groups.