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PACE TWO
Beaverdam Senior
Play On Thursday
“The Campbells Are Coming”, a
three act drama, will be presented
in the Beaverdam high school audi
torium Thursday night at 8 o’clock
as the high school senior class play.
Appearing in the cast are Ruth
Van Meter, Eileen Prowant, Grace
Beemer, Robert Downey, Glen An
drews, Junior Y ant, Lyle Everett,
Helen Lamb, Marion Lenney and
Ethel Daymon.
Total Assets
Total
REPORT OF CONDITION OF
The Citizens National Bank
OF BLUFFTON IN THE STATE OF OHIO, AT THE CLOSE
BUSINESS ON APRIL 13TH, 1944, PUBLISHED IN RESPONSE
CALL MADE BY COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, UNDER
SECTION 5211, U. S. REVISED STATUTES
ASSETS
Loans and discounts (including $20.16 overdrafts)------------—-
United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed
Obligations of States and political subdivisions...
Other bonds, notes, and debentures
Corporate stocks (including $4,500.00 stock of Federal Reserve
bank) ........ —......
Cash, balances with other banks, including reserve balance, and
cash items in process of collection
Bank premises owned $14,500.00, furniture and fixtures $3,857.00
LIABILITIES
Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations
Time deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations
Deposits of United States Government (including postal savings)
Deposits of States and political subdivisions
Other deposits (certified and cashier’s checks, etc.)
Total Depisits ...
Other liabilities
Total Liabilities
CAPITAL ACCOUNTS
Common stock, total par J........................... ........
Surplus
Undivided profits
Reserves (and retirement account for preferred stock)...
Total Capital Accounts ...
Total Liabilities and Capital Accounts ~.r
MEMORANDA
Pledged assets (and securities loaned) (book value):
Other assets pledged to secure deposits and other
liabilities (including notes and bills rediscounted and
securities sold under repurchase agreement)
Secured liabilities:
Deposits secured by pledged assets pursuant to require
ments of law „... ..
Total ....
State of Ohio, County of Allen, ss
I, E. C. Romey, cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Jane Eyre" To Be
Senior Class Play
Rehearsals have been started for
the presentation of “Jane Eyre” as
Bluffton High school senior class
play, May 17 and 18, in the school
auditorium.
The play is an adaptation of the
classic novel of the same title writ
ten by Charlotte Bronte, one of three
English sisters who achieved literary
greatness.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 22 day of April, 1944
W. F. lutzi, Notary Public.
Correct Attest: C. H. Smith, H. P. Huber, M. M. Bogart, Directors.
No advance in price
... and no rationing
i
i
Armstrong Quaker and Standard Rugs are still
selling at pre-war priced—and you can buy as many
as you like.
Think of it—with nearly every other type of floor
covering scarce and higher in price—you can still get
Armstrong’s at the pre-war price—and best of all,
pre-war quality—and no limit to the amount you can
buy.
We carry in stock, ready for immediate delivery
the following sizes:
6X9 7«/2X9 9X10’/2 9X12
12X12 12X15
Just in NEW HASSOCKS
Popular shades—priced from $4.50 to $12.50
They’re really handsome.
Basinger’s Furniture Store
Closed Thursday Afternoons
OF
TO
$ 359,715.37
1,155,931.57
236,711.99
51,811.55
4,500.00
642,222.55
18,357.00
$2,469,250.03
$1,057,762.17
1,069,793.81
2,287.50
85,236.00
60,964.16
$2,276,043.64
128.15
$2,276,171.79
75,000.00
75,000.00
36,386.12
6,692.12
$ 193,078.24
$2,469,250.03
35,500.00
$ 35,500.00
$ 85,236.00
$ 85,236.00
E. C. Romey, Cashier.
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The first of five senior graduating
recitals this spring was given by
Earl Lehman baritone, of Pandora,
Tuesday evening in the college
chapel. He was accompanied by Miss
Lila Moon, sophomore from Fort
Wayne, Indiana.
Gertrude Detwiler, pianist from
Souderton, Pa., will present the
second senior recital, Friday evening,
April (28, at 8:30 p. m. Wanda
Suter, soprano and pianist from
Columbus Grove, will present the
third recital, Tuesday evening, May
2, giving a program of both vocal
and piano numbers. Lois Sommer,
junior from Pekin, Ill., will ac
company her.
Ruth Zuiderhoek, pianist from
Troy, will present her recital on Fri
day evening, May 5. And Viola
Amstutz, soprano from Pandora, will
Bluffton College Notes
Radio Choir To Sing Bowling League
Standings
Rev. Victor Paul Wierwille, of
Payne, Ohio, radio pastor of the
“Church With the Open Door and
Open Bible” will appear here at 8
p. m. next Sunday in St. John’s
Evangelical and Reformed church
with his Chimes Hour Young Peoples
Radio choir, and Bertha Marie John
son, featured soloist.
Wedding Solemnized
At Brethren Church
In a quiet ceremony solemnized at
the County Line Church of the
Brethren, Miss Inez Ballinger, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Ballinger
of Bluffton became the bride of Pfc.
Calvin Rable of Martinsburg, W.
Va., son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A.
Rable of Lima. The nuptials took
place Tuesday evening April 18 at
7:30 o’clock.
Rev. J. L. Guthrie, pastor of the
church read the marriage service in
the presence of the immediate fami
lies and friends. Music was pro
vided by Misses Norma Jean Bink
ley and Marilyn Kuhn, nieces of the
bride.
The bride was attired in a skyblue
princess style dress with matching
accessories and her flowers were a
corsage of red rosebuds.
Attending the bride was her sister,
Mrs. Wilbur McClain of Lima who
wore a navy pin stripe suit with
white accessories and a corsage of
pink and white carnations.
Best man was the bridegroom’s
brother, Cpl. Herbert Rable of At
lantic City. This was the first meet
ing of the brothers for more than
two years, both of whom had been
overseas until recently.
Following the wedding an informal
reception was held in the home of
the bride’s parents.
Daughter Of Former
Local Couple Weds
Announcement has
the wedding of Miss
stettler, daughter of
Paul Hochstettler of
er Bluffton residents.
been made of
Miriam Hoch
Mr. and Mrs.
Findlay, form­
Her marriage to Pvt. H. Frank
Sowers, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. R.
Sowers, Evanston, Ill., took
Hopkinsville, Ky., April 15.
place in
planned
Findlay,
The wedding had been
for later in the spring in
but due to a change in Pvt. Sowers’
army furlough the marriage took
place earlier than had been antici
pated.
The couple are spending several
days with Pvt. Sowers’ parents after
which he will return to Camp Camp
bell, Ky., and his bride will resume
her studies at Miami university, Ox
ford, from where she will be gradu
ated this spring.
Rawson Senior Class
Play This Friday
Jane Austin’s classic, “Pride and
Prejudice”, a play adapted from the
book, will be presented by the senior
p. m. this Friday in the high school
class of Rawson High school at 8
auditorium.
Leading characters will be played
by Janice Hoffman as Mrs. Bennet,
Fred Inbody as Mr. Bennet,
Mae Thomas as Elizabeth, and
Romick as Mr. Darcy.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
conclude the series of senior recitals,
with a program of vocal numbers,
Monday evening, May 8. Miss Som
mer will also accompany her selec
tions.
Juniors will honor the graduating
class at the annual college junior
senior banquet, Saturday evening, in
the First Mennonite church. Fred
Soldner, junior from Pandora, will
serve as toastmaster for the banquet
program.
Dr. Lloyd L. Ramseyer, President
of Bluffton college Dr. J. S. Schultz,
Dean of the college and Dr. I. W.
Bauman, professor of sociology, at
tended a meeting of the boards and
committees of the Mennonite General
Conference at Bethel college, North
Newton, Kansas, from April 18-20.
TRIPLETT RECREATION HALL
Final game standings in the Plant
Bowling League show teams 1 and
in a tie for first place. In a pe
culiar circumstance the total pins for
each of these two teams in the final
round of play wtis
1912 pins.
Team Won Lost Av. Captain
No. 1 15 6 125 E. Griffith
No. 7 15 6 130 A.
No. 3 13 8 129
Lewis
B. Swank
No. 8 11 10 125 C. Steiner
No. 2 10 11 126 E. Cook
No. 5 7 1-1 118 F. Swank
No. 4 7 14 117 J. Bracy
No. 6 6 15
119 H. Schmidt
Final round of play:
Team Three
Sub. 137 130
P. Eichenberry 152 135
C. Linden ... 152 110
W. Mericle 158 120
L. Fenn ..... 112 124
Team Average 140 124
Team Eight
C. Steiner 139 136
L. Basinger 135 158
Sub. ............. 116 116
G. Noe ........ 103 78
C. Michael 120 99
Team Average 124 117
J. Bracy 120 163
Sub. .... 99 99
N. Triplett 103 147
Sub.............. 102 102
V. Moore __ 135 115
Team Average ... .112 125
Team Seven
A. Lewis ........... .131 131
J. Garlinger ___ .124 116
A. Burcky ...__ ...... 93 103
F. Lingel ______ .140 114
P. DeLamater .. 123 115
130
171
167
151
110
146
150
158
116
106
144
135
Team Four
II
Team Average .. ...122 116
Team One
E. Griffith .... ...104 165
C. Fett ............. ...110 127
G. Armentrout .. .122 133
R. Wierhauch ..... ...149 107
C. A. Triplett..... ...113 73
—... 1
Team Average .. 120 121
Team Two
E. Cook ____ __ 111 130
Sub. 119 119
H. Mi nek ____ 130 144
M. Reichenbach .. ... 87 80
R. Spangler .... ...125 100
-.....
Team Average .. 121 115
Team Six
H, Schmidt ........ 134 114
L. Diller .............. 136 129
C. Elliott .......... 105 97
M. Geiger ........... 127 119
G. Basinger ....... 84 102
Team Average ... .117 112
Team Five
F. Swank ............ 130 144
D. Reams ............ 122 126
Sub. ............... 102 102
A. Lichtenwalter.... 91 90
J. Maxon .......... 133 113
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Team Average .... 116 115
Lois
Jack
Mar
Jean
The supporting cast includes
garet Reel, Wilda Heldman,
Ann Strahm, Joan Baumgardner,
Robert Jones, Jean Wagner, Doris
Rowland, Norman
Mary Alice Ream.
Hartman, and
Committee chairmen are: Virginia
Rainey, Treva Grismore, Lqcille
Wilch, and Joan Rayle.
Our Want-ads bring results.
LOCAL AND LONG
DISTANCE HAULING
Every Load Insured
STAGER BROS.
Rluffton. Ohio
Fishing Contest
Announced
114 Local merchants, firms, and friends
89 from other cities, are backing this
129 conservation club to the limit, and
102 evedy effort will be made to give
134 outdoor minded folks of the com
-..- munity plenty of healthful recreation
114 right here at home. All the club
needs is your support—so join up
190 now—the fee is only $1 a year and
115 do your share in promoting the
134 hunting, fishing, and outdoor recrea
126 tion of your community.
'157 Many folks like to picnic and have
i ini steak frys. Your club has been hard
124 at work to develop a park at the
135
155
118
118
118
108
102
103
115
109
BOY SCOUT NEWS
Troop 56
By Malcolm Basinger
meeting was opened with the
Oath and Law led by Eagle
Robert Stratton. After re-
The
Scout
Scout
ceiving a few more flags for projects
completed on the “Hit the Trail”
program from Neighborhood Scout
Commissioner Rev. Ernest N. Bige
low, the troop went to the Stultz
tinning shop where they engaged in
various campcraft projects under the
direction of Mr. Stultz. Some of the
things made were frying pans,
candle holders, drinking cups, and
buckets.
Back The Attack—Buw War
Bonds and Stamps Regularly.
RGARINE
9,000
W UNITS OF
xGU VITAMIN A
IN EVERY
POUND
reel
“Set the hook brother, and
this one in!” This is the one thing
that every angler has been waiting
for—a contest where the fisherman
can ply his favorite pastime and be
rewarded at the same time! The
Buckeye quarry has been restocked
heavily with thousands of fish the
past few years and now the directors
of the Sportsmen’s club are throwing
a fishing party for the whole com
munity. This party will last
throughout the summer and will give
every angler an equal opportunity to
share in the fun.
Last fall nearly one thousand
large blue gills and two hundred big
bass were placed in the quarry as
part of the restocking program.
Forty-nine of these fish were tagged
on the gill cover with a metal plate
bearing a number. For this parti
cular group of fish, which consists
of 25 bass and 24 blue gills, the club
and merchants and firms are giving
away an assortment of prizes which
are valued from $1.00 to a $25.00
war bond. All the angler must do
to collect the prize is catch the fish
with the metal band, present the
band to contest director Gail Mumnia
504 North Main street, Bluffton and
a certificate will be presented which
entitles the lucky party catching the
fish to collect the prize.
The contest is open to any club
member. Men, women, and young
sters, from any localty, 16 years of
age and up are eligible to join the
club and fish for the prize. Boys
and girls under 16 may enter the
contest and are not required to join
the club, but they must be ac
companied by a club member while
fishing. The town council has given
the Sportsmen’s club a fishing lease
on the Buckeye quarry and it is the
purpose of the club to develop this
beautiful lake into one of the best
fishing holes in this part of the state.
The club’s policy is to place every
available dollar into restocking of
fish and game in our area, and this
year the directors have appropriated
over $750 for restocking purposes!
North end of the Buckeye quarry,
i Tables, benches, outdoor ovens, a nice
156 grove of trees, and an excellent site
149 is being developed for the enjoyment
143 of the community.
129 The club has more than 530 mem
132 bers—our goal for this year is 800.
So let’s all get in folks, join up, and
142 all have a good time together!
147 i Live Bait Will Be Made Available
119
for Fishermen
135 An agreement is being arranged
112
with Roger Klay and Harry Minck.
155 the life guards at the Buckeye for
the summer, to operate a live bait
114
stand for the folks who would like
to make use of the fishing facilities
of the Buckeye quarry. Minnows,
103
night crawlers, and fishworms will
be on hand at all times to accom
80
modate the folks who have only a
few hours of leisure a week to spend
in outdoor recreation. Those engaged
in war work have not the time to
seine for minnows, or hunt for bait,
CONSERVATION AFFAIRS
Happenings Affecting Woods, Waters and Wildlife
By THE BLUFFTON COMMUNITY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB, INC.
so the club is coming to their rescue
and will make every effort to obtain
a dealers license, stock up a good
supply of live bait, have on hand
cane poles equipped with lines, hooks,
corks and sinkers, plus a quarry full
of fish to give everyone an ample
opportunity to land a few of the
prize winners during the period of
the contest.
Club To Entertain
F. F. A. This
Night
School F. F. A.
supervision
the F. F.
Thursday
The Bluffton High
classes under the
Harry Barnes and
classes of Harrod,
Shawnee will be
Sportsmen’s club
night at 8:00 P. M. in the Town Hall
club rooms.
of
Lafayette,
guests of
this
and
the
Thursday
schools, representing all
of Allen County having
program will be enter-
The four
the schools
a F. F. A.
tained by O. H. Neimeyer, Marion
County
show a
work of
reserves
are outstanding in their presentation
of wild life in natural habitat. The
pictures show various phases
servation work accomplished
protectors of wildlife.
game protector, who will
color motion picture of the
his department in the game
of this area. The pictures
of con
by the
County
Harvey Williams, Allen
game protector, will be present at
the meeting and distribute
tions and present the patch
program conducted through
state by the Conservation
ment.
SEEDS FOR SMALL AREAS
WIC&L/W6
and
•OVSR ARE OFFERED TO
.^DOWNERS AGAIN THIS
TEAR BY THE CONSERV­
ATION DIVISION*
The program in the hall will last
approximately one hour after which
the F. F. A. boys will retire to the
high school for games and refresh
ments. During the program in the
town hall, awards for the pest hunts
engaged in by the four schools dur
ing the winter, will be given.
The membership of the sportsmen
club is invited to view
presented by Neimeyer
the program as given
rooms.
There is no
bass, crappie,
catfish. Rock
the pictures
and attend
in the club
Directors Meeting
Immediately following the program
of the F. F. A. boys in the Sports
men’s Club rooms there will be a
directors meeting which will convene
at approximately 9:00 o’clock.
Bass Season Closes
In the inland fishing district bass
season closes from May 1 to June
15, but in the Lake Erie district
black bass season closes from May
25 to June 30.
the inland fishing
word of caution to
the fishing contest,
Bluffton is in
district, so as a
those anglers in
you have until next Monday to snag
those lucky numbers before the
spawning season, or wait for six
weeks.
closed season on rock
sunfish, blue gill, and
bass must be 5 inches
TIFFIN UNIVERSITY SUMMER TERM
OPENS JUNE 5, CONTINUES TEN WEEKS,
CLOSING AUG. 12
Supplemental*classes will be opened every Monday thereafter for ten consecutive weeks for those
interested tn preparing for participation in the war effort by accepting employment in some industrial
war material producing plant.
Tiffin University is now a War Training Center, together with its regular graduate and degree
educational program. The college at present is training office workers for some of the largest in
dustrial war plants in the nation, some of which are in Ohio. These firms are producing and distribut
ing various types of wav material such as ammunition, planes, tanks, medicinal supplies, clothing,
food, etc. to our armed forces in the training centers, and in the combat zones.
Some of these firms are placing young women high school graduates, mainly those who have had
some basic training in shorthand and typing in high school on their payroll, and they are given a
refresher or advanced secretarial training at Tiffin U. to build into the higher speed levels in typ
ing, dictation taking, and transcribing rates. They are paid from $5.00 to $6.00 per day while in
training by their educational sponsor, receive free ..tuition, and free use of text books. The only re
quirement is that they accept employment on the successful attainment of defined standards in short
hand, transcription rating, and accuracy in typing, in the offices of their sponsors—those who paid
them while learning.
EARN WHILE YOU LEARN
High School Seniors, it is a New Day when you can enter college the Monday following your
high school graduation, receive a technical and general education that will be invaluable thru life,
give you an economic security, pay you $6.00 compensation daily while learning, give you free tui
tion, the definite assurance of pleasant employment, and a compensation of $1600 to $1800, with
excellent opportunity for promotion as merited, the day you are qualified. ...The opportunity is so un
usual it seems almost fantastic.
HIGH SCHOOL COMMERCIAL TEACHERS WITH A BRIEF INTENSIVE TRAINING IN
TAKING DICTATION MAY SECURE EMPLOYMENT FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS AT $1800
TO $1960.
Reservation must be made for admission any Monday from May 22 to September 18. It is
estimated over 200 will be in attendance after June 5. START TODAY TO PLAN AND PREPARE
FOR BETTER PAY. Delay until after your graduation to make reservation may be too late. Many
have already made reservation. As many as ten are coming from some graduating classes.
For full information address, Director War Industrial Division, Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio.
THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1944
and crappies 6 inches, in length, but
on the last three species there is no
restriction on the size of the
taken. There is a bag limit,
only |20 of each may be taken,
aggregate bag limit states that
25 fish of all species may be taken
in one day and not more than two
days catch (50 fish) may be
possession at one time.
fish
and
The
only
had in
15 and
length
Trout season opens April
closes September 16. Legal
is 7 inches with a bag limit of 6
per day.
H. S. Baseball Team
Loses Two Games
With their easrly-season showing
hampered by a lack of practice,
Bluffton High school’s baseball team
lost games last week to Lima Cen
tral and Pandora.
Two more games are scheduled for
this week, with the Pirates playing
Lima St.
and Lima
Rose there on Wednesday
South in Lima on Friday,
season opener of the Pi-
In the
applica
planting
out the
Depart-
Wednesday, they dropped
rates last
an 18 to 0 decision to Lima Central
at Lima. Pandora
here on Thursday,
winning, 8 to 3, in
after five innings,
played the locals
with the visitors
a game cut short
by rain.
Youths Bound Over
To Hancock Jury
Pleading guilty to grand larceny
charges at preliminary arraignment
in the Findlay mayor’s court, Rich
ard Gossman, 19, of Bluffton and
Eugene McClelland, 22, of Rawson,
were bound over to the Hancock
county grand jury last week for
further investigation.
A 16-year-old Bluffton juvenile, the
third defendant, will have further
investigation by juvenile authorities.
The state affidavit was signed by
Wesley B. Stewell, who charged that
his automobile was burglarized April
7 of a $15 brief case with contents
valued at $50.
D. C. BIXEL, O.D.
GORDON BIXEL, O.D.
Hi Soath Main St., Blaffton
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Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. BL
1-3 P. M. 7-8 P. M.
Office, 118 Cherry St.
Phone 120-F Bluffton, O.
Francis Basinger, D.D.S.
Evan Basinger, D.D.S.
Telephone 271-W
Bluffton, Ohio
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