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Ration value of butter was reduced
Sunday to 12 points per pound, and
at the same time canned corn, to
matoes, beets, asparagus and four
other vegetables were added to the
list of processed foods housewives
may buy without ration stamps.
An advance of one point in the
ration value of most choice cuts of
beef was announced, but lamb and
mutton points were reduced 50 per
cent to permit greater distribution
of shipments of light weight lambs.
Veal points remain the same and
pork points about the same as for
In addition to tomatoes, corn, beets
and asparagus, spinach, leafy vege
tables, blackeye peas and garbonzo
beans also were placed on the ration
free canned goods list.
The move was made to clear store
shelves for the new season’s pack,
now in production.
Butter Ration Value Reduced Corn,
Tomatoes, Asparagas Point-Free
Bluffton High
The State Scholarship Tests were
given Friday. Those who took the
tests and their subjects are as fol
lows: Biology, David Stearns and
Robert Ramseyer Chemistry, Juan
ita Bame and Eileen Weinhold
General Science, Jean Anne Burcky,
Malcolm Basinger, and Eldon Beery
William V...—
Democratic Candidate for
Allen County, Lima, Ohio
Primary May 9, 1944
Wm. V. Daley, Lima, Ohio
Changes of from one to two points
were ordered for all condensed and
concentrated soups. Point-free ration
ing assigned last month to all frozen
foods is continued.
Reduction in butter ration value,
however, was as welcome in Bluffton
as all the other changes. Since last
October, butter had a ration value of
16 points, and the lowering in point
value was possible because of season
ally increased production which is
as the best level since last Septem
ber, it was announced by OPA offi
Types three and four bologna and
frankfurters have been reduced one
point in ration value, and some
ready-to-eat meat is reduced from
one to two points. Spareribs, how
ever, go back on the ration list at
one point a pound, at the request of
the meat trade, which reported sup
plies sold too fast and inequitably
while they were point-free.
School Notes
Physics, Mary Margaret Basinger
and Robert Amstutz Algebra, Mar
tin Koch and Stanley Miller Advan
ced Algebra, Dale Huber Plane
Geometry, Harold Hartman and John
Lugibihl American History, Esther
Berky and Mary Lou Schmidt World
History, John Lugibihl and Elmer
Stonehill Social Science, Joan Buck
land and Glenna Swick English 9,
Mary Bauman and Alice Ruth Pan
nabecker English 10, Mary Louise
Dean and Annie McGinnis English
11, Alice Jean Bixel English 12,
Mary Margaret Basinger and Earl
Dean Luginbuhl Latin I, Alice Ruth
Pannabecker and Mary Kathryn
Bauman Latin II, Robert Ramseyer
and Mary Louise Dean French II,
Robert Amstutz and Earl Dean
Luginbuhl Bookkeeping, Clare Rea
The Girl Reserves held their elec
tion of officers Wednesday morning
in the cafeteria at 7:30 A. M.
The HiY will have their last meet
ing for the year Wednesday even
ing at six o’clock in the form of a
potluck supper. The officers for
next year will be installed at that
time. Next year’s officers are as
follows: Otto, Klassen, President
Leonard Smucker, Vice president
James Daily, Secretary-Treasurer
Robert Ramseyer, Devotional chair
Final Examinations will be given
May 18, 19, and 22.
The Annual Junior Senior prom i
to be held in the gymnasium Friday
night at 8:30 o’clock.
Bluffton Man Wins
Sharpshooter Rating
Pvt. Charles E. Wells, formerly of
Bluffton, has qualified as a sharp
shooter with the .30 calibre rifle at
the Western Signal Corps Unit
Training center at Camp Kohler,
His wife lives in Columbus Grove,
and his mother, Mrs. Clark Wells, of
Ottawa, is employed at The Triplett
Electrical Instrument Co., here. He*
entered the army last Feb. 12.
Republican Candidate for
Primary—Tuesday, May 9, 1944
Ralph S. Marshall, Lima, Ohio
A 2 «fiW-tfAvrr.wirN PAnnsoN-MtofNr.FAiMrs
Greding Ilardwa
Add* cheer to your kitchen start
today on the cupboard*, table and
chair* .-r. the next time enamel the
woodwork and walls ... a lustrous,
easy to keep clean kitchen is your*
at little expense.
The glistening, high-gios* finish I*
very desirable and practical in the
bathroom* and the ease of keep-
ing the surface clean is astonishing.
It’s fun to give new beauty to worn
tables,^chairs and furniture .. one
coat of this^easy to apply”enamel is
usually sufficient over painted surface*.'
Orange Twp. S. S.
Convention Sunday
Afternoon* and evening sessions
will mark the Orange township Sun
day school convention to be held in
the Bethesda church next Sunday.
Flo Stratton is in charge of ar
rangements for the event, and Gladys
Klingler is serving as secretary
treasurer. Theme of this year’s meet
is “If Christ Be for Us, Who Can
Be Against Us?”.
Opening at 2:30 p. m. (fast time),
the afternoon program will include a
song service, led by A. S. Pifer de
votionals, Rev. Paul Zimmerman,
Olive Branch vocal duet, Joan and
Rose Mary Montgomery, Liberty
Chapel harmonica solo, Mrs. W. B.
Kramer, Bethesda vocal solo, Daryl
Amstutz, Bethel Church of Christ
an address, Rev. H. D. Camp, of
North Baltimore music, Olive
Branch sextette closing prayer, Rev.
L. B. Remaley, Bethel church.
The evening session will open at
8 p. m. with a song service led by
A. S. Pifer devotionals, Rev. Irvin
Kauffman, Bethesda and Liberty
Chapel flute solo, Esther Wolber,
Riley Creek vocal solo, Dorothy El
zay, Bethesda address, Rev. C. M.
Harsh, Riley Creek piano solo, Elea
nor Marshall, Olive Branch vocal
duet, Mary Alice and Dorothy Jean
Reams, Riley Creek, and the closing
prayer, Rev. Irvin Kauffman.
Willis King Hired
4s Mt. Cory Coach
Willis King, coach at McComb high
school has been hired as coach of
Mt. Cory high school for the coming
year. He will also be instructor in
King will succeed Robert Schultz
who resigned recently to accept work
in a Toledo war plant.
Taylor U. Quartet
Leads Singspiration
Male quartet of Taylor university,
Indiana, will lead the Singspiration
at 9 p. m. next Sunday at the De
fenseless Mennonite church.
The visiting group from Taylor
university also will be in charge of
regular services thruout the day at
the church. James Bertsche, a sen
ior, will occupy the pulpit.
Birthday Party
In honor of Patsy Ann Schaublin’s
sixth birthday a party was held at
the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Russell Schaublin, Sunday af
The afternoon was spent in play
ing games after which ice cream and
cake were served. She received
many nice and useful gifts.
Those present were: Ellen Rae and
Arlene Balmer, Rachel and Betty
Diller, Harriett and Robert Bader
tscher, Bobby Green, Dwayne Leiber,
Richard Schaublin and the honored
Provide An Easy Out
For Suicidal Pests
“Let ’em commit suicide”, sounds
like the verdict of a heartless judge
but T. H. Parks, extension entomolo
gist, Ohio State University, in pro
nouncing that sentence on the Euro
pean corn borer, declares he has
ample reason for meting out those
terms of punishment. He even points
out an easy way to assist the de
predating insect to bow itself out of
this world.
He advises farmers in northern
Ohio to delay corn planting until the
last week of May or the forepart of
June. The female corn borer moth,
then, will flit back and forth over
the countryside looking for corn
plants as a site for egg laying, and
there will be no such plants. The
moths become somewhat wing-weary.
As the wings tire and as the corn
plants remaining in hiding, the
moths spy oat fields and descend up
on the thrifty, green plants. The
eggs are deposited on the oats, and
the tiny borers hatch later and
pierce their way into the oat stalks.
The oats mature but the borer larvae
do not, so the pests perish when the
oat crop is harvested.
Parks says the freak weather in
1943 proved that the borers will not
wait to deposit their eggs on corn
plants even when all corn in the
area is planted late. Farmers pre
viously have contended it was useless
to delay planting because the borers
had more leisure than the farmers
and could wait patiently. The Uni
versity entomologist says it now is
demonstrated that the borers will
commit suicide rather than wait.
Farmers in the southern third of
Ohio cannot solve the borer problem
so easily. A second generation of
borers is produced in that area and
the second-generation moths find late
planted corn. The best planting
dates for the southern counties are
the last 10 days in May.
Parks advises farmers in all parts
of Ohio to plant the varieties of hy
brids which are most resistant to
damage by corn borers. The resist
ance of all adapted hybrids has been
tested by the Experiment Station,
and county agricultural agents and
seed producers have lists of the hy
brids which have been injured least
by this insect. Resistant varieties
and observance of the right planting
dates will greatly reduce borer dam
age to Ohio corn.
April 24, 1919
Lumbering over ditches and rough
ground and climbing steep grades
without the least hesitation, a Whip
pet tank of the caterpiller type gave
an exhibition of army maneuvers in
interest of the Victory Loan.
A huge crowd followed the tank to
the demonstration ground situated
between the Stone company and the
Bluffton Milling Co. Through mud
and over stumps, rocks and trees it
climbed its way to the appreciation
of the entire crowd. A large stone
wall however defied the efforts of
the tank and the engine of war stood
nearly on end in an effort to push
over the wall.
Following the demonstration Lt.
“Dusty” Rhoads made a stirring plea
for the support of the ictory Loan
in order that the boys over there
may be brought home as soon as
possible. At the close of the demon
stration the tank was escorted to a
location on Church street where it
was on exhibition until the following
day. The trip up town was enjoyed
by Capt. R. E. Hughson and Lt.
Evan Basinger who were invited to
ride inside. Members of Bluffton’s
Boy Scout troop guarded the tank
all night Saturday night.
The Quota of $85,600 will be met
in two days is the aim of the solici
Bluffton In First World War
What Happened Here Twenty-five Years Ago This Week
The News is in receipt of “Let’s
Bluffton Senior
Play May 18, 19
A romantic t1 e-act play center
ing around one the most popular
heroines of fiction, Charlotte Bronte’s,
“Jane Eyre”, will be presented here
May 18 and 19 as the annual dra
matic offering of the Bluffton High
school senior class.
In her book, Miss Bronte created a
character with all the charm, graces
and virtues allied with ideal woman
hood, and the spirit of the novel has
been faithfully retained in the play.
State Master Lauds
Richland Grange
Preservation of the family-type
farm is essential to the welfare of
the nation, Joseph Fichter, master of
the Ohio State Grange, declared in
addressing Richland Grange during
its 25th anniversary celebration last
Wednesday night in the Grange hall.
The family-size farm has been the
source .of strength for our democ
racy for many decades, Fichter said.
At the same time relative equality of
income is necessary for maintenance
and improvement of the family-type
“For the last 25 years farmers on
the average have been receiving
about one-half of their relative share
of the national income. The public
needs to realize this situation, and
when it is done I am sure a just
economic arrangement will be worked
out”, he told the group.
Fichter commended the Richland
grange for its 25 years of loyal and
constructive operation. Also, he
complimented H. T. Morris for his
loyal and efficient leadership as dep
uty master of the grange in Allen
Awards were made to the follow
ing 25-year members:
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Huber, Mrs.
Ernest Gratz, Mr. and Mrs. Orton
Stratton, Mrs. Marshall Jennings,
Mrs. Will Hilty, Mrs. Amos Moser,
Mrs. Noah Moser and Walter Schau
Approximately 150 attended the
silver jubilee banquet meeting. Other
program highlights included the
reading of a letter from L. L. Hu
ber, founder and first master of
Richland grange, who now lives in
Pennsylvania an address by Morris,
and the reading of the first minutes
of Richland grange.
No Change In Tire
Rationing Providence
Motorists’ eligibility to purchase
Grade 1 tires depends not only on
whether they have A or ration
books, but also on the condition of
their present tires, it was announced
last Saturday by W. F. Watts, chief
clerk of the Allen County War Price
and Rationing Board.
No one can buy any kind of a tire
without a certificate from the board,
it was pointed out, in response to in
quiries made following a misinter
preted OPA announcement last Fri
The “nation-wide move merely
broadened the list of persons eligible
to buy new passenger automobile
tires. It gave nobody a right to buy
a tire unless he goes thru the pre
scribed channels. The motorist who
desires to buy a new tire must have
his tires inspected by an accredited
inspector, then make application to
the rationing board as always. If
found that the tire is necessary, a
certificate by which a tire can be
bought will be allowed.
“Any tire inspector who is lax in
the inspection of tires, still is sub
ject to removal from his status as
tire inspector,” the chief clerk
There is no change in truck tire
regulations, it was pointed out.
Go”, a weekly published at Hill 772,
Vemeuil, France, by the Motor
Transport Reconstruction Park of the
Army. The publication contains 8
pages and a comic section and is
well written and edited. The copy
was sent by Arthur Amstutz, a
Bluffton boy, who is in the service
in France.
Ray Staater, who served overseas
with base hospital 25, is expected to
land in New York Sunday. The
young man previous to his enlistment
in the Army hospital service was an
instructor in the Cincinnati conserva
tory of Music. The hospital unit
sailed from France April 15 it was
learned here.
Capt. R. E. Hughson, Lieut. Evan
Basinger, H. L. Kohler, and Edwin
Stauffer spoke at the Victory Loan
meeting at Lima Memorial Hall.
Lieut, and Mrs. M. D. Soash who
spent the past 18 months in San
Fransisco, where the doctor was sta
tioned in the Army hospital are on
their way east and expected home
Lieut. Col. Robert McPeak of the
37th division after spending the week
end here returned to Camp Sherman
where he expects to receive his dis
charge about the first of next month.
Willard McKean and Dorsey Shy
law recently home from France call
ed on C. R. Speer of Orange town
ship, a war veteran of years before,
to talk over experiences.
26 To Graduate
From Mt. Cory
Diplomas will be presented to 26
graduating seniors at Mt. Cory High
school commencement exercises in the
school auditorium at 8 p. m. Thurs
day, May 18.
Dr. Glen C. West will be the
commencement speaker. Jean Dukes
is valedictorian and Pauline Simkins,
On the last day of school there
will be softball games, a basket din
ner and crowning of the May Queen.
Supt D. C. Simkins will supervise
the sports events, and Mrs. Isabelle
West will be in charge of the other
Graduating seniors include Alice
Basinger, Darrell Carr, Jean Dukes,
Junior Dukes, Lenna Haas, Betty
Hartman, Lloyd Huston, Neva In
body, Clarence Jones, Treva Kempf,
Florice King, Harold Main, Roberta
Manges, Sarah Miller.
Geraldine Montgomery, Norma
Montgomery, Robert Montgomery,
Burdella Nusbaum, Marjorie Oberly,
I Richard Schiller, Pauline Simkins'/
Frank Steiner, Ortho Stratton, Le
land Waltz, Junior Wolfrom, and
Leland Woodward.
Union Township
Woman Succumbs
Funeral services for Mrs. E. C.
Roether, 53, resident of Union town
ship, Hancock county, were held at
Benton Ridge Methodist church, Wed
nesday afternoon.
Mrs. Roether, the former Ada Mae
Bowersox, died at her home Monday
morning following several years of
ill health.
She is survived by her husband,
three children Doris Jean and Gerald
at home and Mrs. Wade Shank of
Columbus Grove a brother John
Bowersox of Mt. Cory and two sis
ters, Mrs. Anna Keel of Mt. Cory
and Mrs. Orville Powell of Findlay.
Rev. C. I). Landes of the Benton
Ridge church officiated at the fun
eral services and burial was in Cly
mer cemetery.
Entertain For Soldiers
Mr. and Mrs. John Marquart of
Orange township entertained the past
week in honor of their two sons now
in military service.
Honoring Marion Marquart who
left for camp, Friday, they enter
tained the following guests Wednes
day night: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Rup
right and Mrs. Earl Rupright of
Another son, Pvt. Howard Mar
quart home on furlough from Ft.
Leonard Wood, was honored Sunday
when they entertained at dinner:
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kempf and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Mar
quart, Jr., and family, Mrs. Eliza
beth Marquart, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Gossman and family of Ada.
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Hartman and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart
and son Melvin, Mr. and Mrs. R. 0/
Routson of Findlay and Mrs. Earl
Rupright of Rawson.
Afternoon callers were Mrs. Brice
Main, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Main,
Harold Main, Floyd and Dari Hart
man and Robert Klingler.
Indicted By Hancock
County Grand Jury
Richard Gossman of Bluffton, Eu
gene McClelland of Orange town
ship and William Corbin, Jr., of
Findlay have been indicted by the
Hancock county grand jury charged
with theft of several articles valued
at $60 from Wesley Stowell. Stowell
told Findlay police several weeks ago
that various articles were stolen
from his automobile.
Capture and escape is the story
told by Pvt. Maurice (Bill) Burk
holder, 22, in a letter to his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Burkholder of
Beaverdam, formerly of Bluffton.
Pvt. Burkholder is a paratrooper
with the French, Canadian, Ameri
can commandos and has been in serv
ice two years.
According to his letter he was
wrapped in a sleeping bag lying in
a pit when three Germans ordered
him to rise and come outside. There
he found his gun commander lying
on the ground and guarded by one
Nazi. Neither of the men carried
weapons and with the nearest pit
unable to see them, they were de
Hard wear of any kind materially
shortens the life of any hose. Haul
ing it thru kitchen or cellar windows
because there is no outside faucet
for connections, laying overnight in
the damp grass, or leaving it in the
sunshine with hot water inside all
contribute to shorter service.
Former Local Youth Tells Of
Capture And Escape From Nazis
The barefoot captives were ordered
With the passage of April and its
almost continuous rainfall, the pros
pects of approaching dry weather
during the summer season has brot
pleas from government victory gard
en specialists for victory gardeners
to carefully protect and conserve the
rubber hose with which they water
their lawns and gardens.
The primary consideration in the
care of hose is to keep the rubber
flexible. Rubber is affected by oxi
dation, during which it dries out,
soften and cracks.
Proper Care Of Rubber Garden Hose
Urged As Wartime Necessity
Troop 56
By Malcolm Basinger
After the roll call and business
meeting conducted by Scribe Don
Bixel in the scout rooms, the troop
adjourned to Stultz’ metal shop to
continue last week’s projects.
Next Monday’s meeting will be in
the form of a baseball game on the
college diamond. All scouts are re
quested to bring their baseball gloves
with them.
Troop 82
“Pinger” Night Goes Over With a
Twenty one boys had a great time
Monday night at a “Pinger” party at
the scout hall. These young and
budding nimrods learned a lot about
range shooting and showed that even
with th^ BB gun good scores can be
The shooting was a process of
elimination to determine the best
“Pinger” of the bunch. The boys
divided up in teams of seven on each
team. The prize for the winning
team was a box of candy furnished
by Assistant Scoutmaster Dallas
The winning team tallied up 25
points, the second team 23, and the
third team 20 points.
On the winning team were Burl
Moyer, Earl Frick, Harry Burkhold
er, Ralph Stager, Dean Ferguson,
Billy Haller and Robert Niswander.
High score man was Keith Kirt
land who in 20 rounds of firing
averaged 2 points per shot at 40 feet
on a 3 inch target. For this feat
he was awarded a chocolate sundae.
Emphasis has been given at the
past two meetings on the danger of
improper handling of BB guns which
in the* hands of an inexperienced
youngster is a dangerous weapon.
Ignorance of bird knowledge in the
community has resulted in many
songbirds being destroyed by young
sters armed with BB guns. In the
past few days reports have come in
to the scoutmasters of wrens, grack
les, robins, red winged black birds,
pigeons, and other birds being killed
ruthlessly. The scout troop is inter
ested in curbing this lawlessness and
to march toward the barbed wire en
tanglements. When machine guns be
gan firing, the march halted only to
start again when the firing ceased.
They reached as far as the barbed
wire when the firing began a second
The Germans hit the ground and
Pvt. Burkholder and his gun com
mander seeing their last chance to
escape ran back to safety in their
bare feet. In his letter, Burkholder
reported the only wounds received
were cuts about the legs and feet.
Before entering the service, he
was employed at the Westinghouse
Electric and Manufacturing Co. He
served in the Aleutian Islands for
four months and has been in Italy
for one year. He is now on the
Anzio beachhead.
Suggestion No. 1, therefore, is that
you give your hose a coating of
quality wax—water emulsion wax—
which is especially suited to rubber
goods. This protective coating pre
serves the flexibility and wards off
nicks and scratches to the surface of
the hose that eventually deepen into
cuts and cracks.
Second suggestion is that the hose
be emptied of water, reeled up and
stored in a cool dry place after each
using. If you haven’t a reel built
especially for that purpose, coil the
hose around an inverted fruit basket,
or an empty oil drum, or any suit
able cylinder that your workshop
might yield.
Water emulsion wax mentioned
above also may be used on all types
of rubber tires from the pram and
the bike to the family car.
are taking steps to train the boys in
the proper handling of weapons.
Parents should not give these guns
to young boys unless the youngster
is properly instructed in its use and
Federal agencies are advocating a
plan to establish in every county a
non-paid committee organized by the
county agricultural agent to advise
war veterans about purchase or
operation of farms.
Francis Basingerf D. D. S.
Evan Basinger, D. D. S.
Telephone 271-W
Bluffton, Ohio
Republican Candidate for
Thanks for Your Support
Issued by Robert F. Jones
Lima, Ohio
Republican Candidate for
Primary—Tuesday, May 9, 1944.
Ray W. Barnett, Lima, Ohio__

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