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With the country engaged in a great war there is renewed interest in the symbolic features of Old Glorj as the nation and community focus their attention to it on Flag Day to be officially observed next Wednes day. The state of Ohio officially cele brates the day with flag display com memorating the birthday of the flag which came into being on June 14, 1777. On this date, the Continental Con gress of the United States passed a resolution as follows: “Resolved, that the Flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white that the nion be thirteen stars, white on a blue field representing a new constellation. At first there was a great deal of debate as to what procedure should be followed. Some thought that a new star and a new stripe should be added every time a new state came into the union. of fact when Vermont and Kentucky came, new stars and new stripes were added in 1795. Average price for cabbage will be about four cents a pound. New retail prices for snap beans will be between 16 and 18 cents a pound. Field grown cucumbers will sell for 11 to 12 cents a pound through June 15, and for 9 to 10 cents thereafter. Hot house cucumbers will sell about 11 cents a pound. Francis Basinger, D. D.S. Evan Basinger, D. D. S. Telephone 271-W Bluffton, Ohio LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE HAULING Every Load Insured STAGER BROS. Bluffton, Ohio 3 1 yay- w Next Wednesday, Dates To June 1777 As a matter It was this fifteen striped flag that New Cabbage And Bean Prices Are Set OPA officials this week set new retail price ceilings for cabbage, snap beans and field grown and hot house cucumbers. for Everett Hiestand In Navy Radio School Everett N. Hiestand, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson M. Hiestand, Route One, Bluffton, has been en rolled in a month’s radio refresher course at the pre-radio naval train ing school located at the U. S. Na val Armory, Michigan City, Indiana. Successful completion of the short course will make him eligible for en rollment in an advanced radio school. SING LIKE A BIRD: New cereal combination—golden flakes of wheat and bran plus seedless raisins put you in tune. Ask for Post’s Raisin Bran. 0 Phone 360-W WAR BONDS NERI flew over Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor on that historic night of September 13, 1814, described in our National Anthem. This flag con tinued to be the official flag until 1818 although five more states had been added. It had then become apparent that a stripe added for every new state would soon render the flag unwieldy and a bill was signed by President Munroe on April 4, 1818, restoring the design of the flag to the original thirteen stripes but one star for each state. Every state has a designated place in the blue field according to the time of admission. Ohio’s star is the first one in the third row, the state being the 17th to be admitted in the year 1803. Until 1912 there was no official standard for the proportions of the flag. Up until this time square and oblong flags of every description ap peared on the market. On October 19, 1912, President Taft issued an executive order in which the propor tions of the flag, regardless of size were definitely prescribed. Armorsville Mr. and Mrs. Hershal Moore and family returned home Sunday after spending the past week with his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Moore who accompanied them to their home in Chicago. Mrs. Clyde Klingler Jr., spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler. Mrs. Chas. Montgomery, Jr. spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Montgomery and daughter. The L. A. S. and W. M. S. of the Liberty Chapel church meets this Thursday for an all day meeting with Rev. and Mrs. Kauffman of Mt Cory. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler call ed Sunday evening on Mr. and Mrs. Lee Clauss. H. O. Hilty spent the week end with his children in New Y'ork city. Mr. and Mrs. Olen Friedly of Dunkirk spent Sunday with Mrs. H. O. Hilty and grandson Lynn Young. Mission Feeds 253 During the month of May the Lima City Mission provided 253 free meals and furnished overnight lodg ing for 43 transients. The report was made this week by A. D. Welty, former resident of the Settlement west of Bluffton, who is superni tendent of the institution. Ohio will get in June, 165 cars of oats .nearly 2,000,000 bushels of wheat eight cars of peas, and 2,675 tons of oil meal through allotments of live stock feeds made by federal agencies. Only 100,000 bushels of the wheat will be sold direct to farmers and feeders, the rest is available to Ohio elevators and to feed mixers in this state. The oil meals are sold through feed deal ers but are supposed to be sold unmix ed. Insurance Real Estate This is a good time to list your properties and farms for sale. A. E. KOHLI Phone 165-W 235 W. College Avenue VICTORY FIRST a new home tomorrow! That’s right, lady—buy the bonds to bomb the bums. That’s the first item on the order of business. Patriotism gives you a nice comfortable feeling inside and when this is all over, you've still got the bonds. That's comforting, too. What are you going to do with 'em? Build a new home, I betcha! And that's a smart idea, too. Come in and talk it over with Us we know a lot about building houses and we have some attractive home designs to show you. Steinman Bros. Lumber Co VICTORY FIRST Bluffton, Ohio BUY WAR BONDS I Our flag! Glimpsing it unexpectedly we haue caught our breath,and uncovered our heads, and couldn speak, for the thought of what it was to us and thereat ideals it stood for May 29, 1919 Elbert Day and Raymond Bame enlisted in the infantry for service in China. The enlistment was made in Lima and they were sent to Columbus for an examination. Bame who served in France was discharged in the spring. Bluffton In First World War What Happened Here Twenty-five Years Ago This Week honorably last week service in Charles Gaiffe enlisted in the engineers corps for France. He was sent to the Colum bus barracks. Bluffton tasted the real simon pure Salvation Army doughnuts last week and Bluffton liked them. The dough nuts w’ere made after the same receipt as that used by the Salva tion Army in France from whose little huts, often dangerously near the firing line, came those delicious goodies which made the organization dear to the hearts of every fight ing man in Flanders. The women of the local churchse made the doughnuts, selling $139.75 worth for the benefit of the Salva tion Army in a nation wide drive. Mrs. Elmer Ewing was in charge of the local drive and the Boy Scouts aided in solicitation and delivery of orders, Pvt. Ed Long w’ho returned from France will give a talk at Memorial Services. Jacob Tschiegg arrived home from Camp Sherman on a five day fur lough. Word has been received that Clar- Pandora Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zehrbach, Miss Metta Kohli, Bluffton, Roy David of Leipsic, were guests at the Clyde Waltz farm southwest of Pandora, Sunday evening. Herman Hilty won second place in the one mile track race in the state contest at Columbus Saturday. May nard Amstutz took sixth place in the one-half mile Cox and Louis panied the boys. race. Supt. C. C. Risser Jr. accom- Orlo Marshall of Mr. and Mrs. Rockport are wearing broad smiles these days. Its a little girl born to their daughter Jean and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Lysle Cahill of Cleve land, last week. Rev. W. F. Cummings, pastor of the Methodist and Riley Creek churches, has been returned as pastor here for another year, mings expects this to year in the ministry. Rev. Cum be his last of Deshler her mother Mrs. Lewis Barger spent last week with Mrs. W. F. Cumming. Rev. and Mrs. Barger Deshler werp. have been transferred from Methodist church to Ant- George Stoody entertained Mrs. the Priscilla Circle of the Methodist church, Tuesday evening. Mrs. Roy M. Cook Jr. and little son Max have joined Mr. California. Miss Phoebe Basinger, of View farm, southwest of remains about the serious Cook in Pleasant Pandora, in her same illness. R. A. Krohn one day last sister, Mrs. J. T. Maidlow Mrs. was called to week because Ottawa of her suffering several serious and painful injuries in a fall downstairs. The St. John’s church, east of Pandora, is sponsoring a two weeks Bible school for children five years or more of age. Rev. and Mrs. F. L. Holden and daughter Helen are the teachers. A little daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Adrain Eck, Saturday. Miss Geraldine Basinger, who is training for a nurse at O. S. U. ill ence Rockhill from Rockport v arrive home soon from France. Orlo Bixel has been spending ten day furlough at home from Camp Sherman. a Waldo Diller, Hiram Niswander, Aldine Roetlisberger, Calvin Deppler, and Harvey Garmatter are all ex pected to arrive home soon from overseas. Armin Diller returned home after serving eleven months in the service. He was stationed at Camp Sherman. Harry Harris returned home from Camp Sherman. The drive for the Salvation Army home service fund has been making steady progress. Rene Studler stopped off for a visit at home while enroute from Post Field, Fort Sill, Okla, to Aberdeen, Md. where he will join the 271st Aero Squadron. Lieut. Studler who’was the officer in charge of flying at Post Field recently received his 4th service stripe in dicating 2 years service. Sgt. Paul (Cy) Welty has arrived at Camp Merritt, N. J. it was learn ed by his many friends at the col lege. “Bluffton Welcomes You” is the invitation to them returning from camps and overseas spelled out by the winking lights over the building of the Bluffton Mfg. Co. The idea of illuminated signs 'welcoming the boys is fast taking hold of the entire country. hospital Columbus, spent the week end with her parents Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Basinger. Miss Anna Ruth Steiner will spent? the summer in Columbus. Quite a 1 legation of young people from the various churches attended the Putnam County Youth Rally at Gilboa Sunday afternoon and even ing. A pot luck supper was served. The following enjoyed Sunday din ner at the Milt Gratz home near Gilboa. Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Hilty, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Bridenbaugh and family, Mr. and Mrs. Omar Gratz and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wil mer Gratz and family, the Harold Gratz family, Leipsic and the Ken neth Gratz family of Lima. Mrs. Irvin Hilty, who was recent ly hurt by a sow, as she came from feeding her chicks, is able to get around some with the aid of crutches. Miss Elizabeth Hilty attended a Missionary Conference at Cleveland the past week. Rev. and Mrs. Clayton D. Steiner also attended the Missionary vention at Cleveland several ago. Con days For fur- Kenneth Davidson of Camp rest, Tenn., recently spent his lough here with his parents and his family at Ottawa. Mrs. Wayne Hilty and children of Indianapolis, Ind., visited Mrs. Adam Hilty and Mrs. A. E. Campbell the past week. U. S. agricultural production in creased 21 per cent in the first 55 months of World War II. AS A SPREAD DIXIE’S WAY AHEAD 3 mRRGARinE Symbolic of all young American men who fight and die for their country is the stirring tale of Nath an Hale, hero of the American Revo lution, whose birthday the nation celebrated Tuesday. He was born on June 6, 1758, of a quiet self respecting family. He was just an ordinary boy who liked his good times, who did fairly well in school, was well spoken of in his community, and then just at the start of his career enlisted in the country’s forces. rane-wi wdirraimfafe isTsymoonc ui American Boys Who Fight For Country A counterpart of his life can be found in Bluffton and in every small community in the United States. He was not especially articulate and his letters home were nothing unusual. Yet he is the spokesman for young American soldiers. He chanced tcf say the thing that all real fighting men think as he was about to be hung by the enemy for doing his duty to his country. His last words, now inscribed on New Auto Use Tax Stamps Go On Sale Auto use tax stamps in five-dollar denominations, which must be dis played on all automobiles operated after June 30, will go on sale in the Bluffton post office this Saturday. Purchases of the stamps will be evidence of payment of the tax for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Fail ure to display the new stamps on and after that date will make violators liable to severe penalties. Every owner of an automobile oper ated on the highways is required by law to have a use tax stamp for the vehicle. Serially numbered and gum med on the face, the stamps have pro vision on the back for the entry of the make of car, the model, serial number and state license number. Postal officials mentioned the pos sibility of theft of stamp from wind shields and suggested that better ad hesion is obtained by damping the windshield instead of the stamp. As an additional precaution, auto owners are advised to make a record of the serial number of the stamp in the event it should be lost. Pleasant Hill At the last meeting of the Pauld ing Center Community House, the program was in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Staley who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The Community House was at tractively decorated in gold and white with baskets of garden flowers. Gold and white candles were placed on each table and flowers formed the center piece. A gift from the com munity was presented the couple by the President and other gifts were given them by personal friends. The program consisted of a Mock Wed ding, songs, poems, solos, and recita tions. Guest music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Amstutz. Ap proximately 125 friends enjoyed the evening with and extended ulations. Mr. and Mrs. Staley to them their congrat- Allerding of Ada visit with Sarah Oates and Sunday guests at Mrs. Sarah ed last week Claribel Owens, the Owens home were Mr. and Mrs. Dale Owens and son Tommy, Mrs. Eva Tullis and Bill Holt of Lima. Sunday callers at the C. M. Glea son home were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gleason and daughters of Lima, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Brauen, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Stines of Lima. Callers Sunday evening of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jennings were Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Brauen, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Faze and children, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Huber and son, Mrs. Sarah Oates, Claribel Owens, and Mrs. C. M. Gleason and sons. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Zimmerman In Full and Single Sizes Genuine Steel Coil Springs See our special Window Display of Mattresses Mirra Moth Positive and complete protection against moths the pages of history were: “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” The details of this experience are common knowledge to every school boy. Nathan volunteered in Webb’s Seventh Connecticut. In the course of the Long Island Campaign the general was facing the enemy across the river. Webb needed to know two things: w’hen and where the enemy was go ing to attack. When volunteers for the spying job were called for Nath an immediately offered his services knowing that the word “spy” was de grading and that the task was very dangerous. Disguised as a Dutch boy he got the information he sought but was discovered on the way back. In his last moment the enemy let him say what was most on his mind and in all humility he made the remark that has come to be one of the famous sentences of all history. called Sunday on Mr. and Mrs. Cal Herr. Mr. and Mrs. George Huber and son, Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Huber of Mansfield were Sunday evening din ner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Huber and family of Rockport. Jim my Huber is spending the week with Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Huber of Mans field. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hess and family of Findlay were week end guests of Lillie Fett and Nellie during the week were and ney and the and Huber. Callers Howard Smith and Mrs. Sid Brauen. Billie are spending grandmother son Tommy, Mr. Huber, Margaret Mary week aunt. Mr. and Sunday dinner guests of Harold Younkman and family. Nell Hess with their Mrs. Arthur Phillips were Don Oates spent the past week at Indian Lake and at the Owens home in Lima. The following boys enjoyed an outing at Buckeye Lake Sunday afternoon: Rodney Jennings, Elwood Brauen, Billy Hess, Mickey Gleason, Jimmy Huber and Danny Gleason. Afterwards they were guests of their Sunday school teacher, Mildred Gleason. Members of Pleasant Hill church held a farewell supper Monday nite at Paulding Center Community House honoring their Pastor, Rev. B. Baughn and family who are leaving for West Milton, Ohio. An enjoyable evening was spent by all and the Pastor was presented a cash gift from the members by Russell Huber. Approximately 65 members wished the family the best of everything at their new location. Ohio farmers who do not receive 27 cents or more for nest-run eggs should contact dealers who hold government buying certificates. Summer Housekeeping Helps Stop Damp Keeps your basement sweet and dry Basinger’s Furniture Store iviay Was Hotter And DID TOU KNOW that hundreds of small Ioans are made here every year to people we never saw before? Yes. They walk right in and get the cash to pay the doctor, buy new clothes, get some tires, have the house paint much can you use? ed and so on. How 202 W. Market, Lima, Ohio Paul Srhoenlein, Mgr. Phone 73511 PERSISTANT and CONTINUED Effort Made On All Claims ADJUSTMENT SERVICE COMPANY (Bonded) 4001/2 S. Main St Mattress Prices Reduced Drier Than Average May rainfall of 2.11 inches in this district was 1.61 inches under the 40 year average for the month, accord ing to an announcement made this week by weather observers. This shortage brings the average deficiency in rainfall for the first fiive months of the year to 3.15 inches un der the average for the same months during the last 40 years. Despite the fact that there was a shortage of rainfall during May, the month was anything but a sunny one. Only four days of the month were clear, 15 were partly cloudy and the remainder were quite cloudy. May also was hotter than usual, a maximum temperature of 91 being reached three times during the month, on May 26, 28 and 30. May 6 when the temperatures dropped to 32 grees was the coldest day of month. January February March .. April ... May .... Totals Ask to See STYLE NO. 1650 As Sketched de the the for Weather observer’s data shows following table of precipitation the first five months of this year, and the 40-year average for the same months: 1944 40-Year .. .51 2.61 1.54 2.49 3.85 3.13 4.00 3.21 2.11 3.72 12.01 lo.lfi News Want-Ads Bring Results. FLOWER FRESH keep your feet as as To dainty and freshlooking a flower, you’ll choose this attractive sandal in white kid leather—The one dres sy shoe you’ll want for summer. W. H. GRATZ FOOTWEAR SHOP Store Hours 8 a. m. t« 6 p. m. Saturday 8 a. m. to 10:30 p. m. Cosed all day Thursday. THE CITY LOAN and Savings Company Findlay, Ohio Cleaning Aids Everything for house cleaning. Floor wax, etc.