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Death resulted from an unusual
accident befalling Ira Clymer during
the haying season. Clymer was en
gaged in hauling hay and standing
close behind one of the horses when
one of the single-trees broke. The
double tree flew back with tremendu
ous force, striking Ira iri the groin,
knocking him flat to the ground
where he lay unconscious. The in
jury was intensely agonizing and
Clymer suffered greatly prior to his
The till was tapped at The Fred
Bigler Meat Market again last Sat
urday night. The thieves obtained
$5.80 after gaining admittance from
a rear window.
Those excursions to Gedar Point
are attracting a lot of customers
from town and the Settlement. On
the last trip one young man from
the farm west of town was so busy
gabbing (with the women, we heard)
he forgot to get off the train at
Bluffton and was carried on to
Beaverdam. The last news we had
he was able to get a ride back to
town on a farmer’s rig.
John Ewing got his driving horse
badly hurt one night last week when
his driver became tangled in ft wire
Pete Kurtz shocked the community
when it was learned he lost a leg in
a mix up with his horses while
cutting wheat. Later reports gave
out the information it was only his
pant’s leg that was lost in the fracas.
A. D. Lugibihl, Peter Diller. Mel
Bogart, Moses Steiner, A. L. Baum
gartner, Noah Basinger, Charles Kil
len, I. B. Beeshy, and B. F. Biery
are among the witnesses called for
the Main street paving law suit
which is now in progress at Lima.
Mesdames Elmer Ewing, H. O.
Frederick, and B. C. Mann spent
Thursday with Mrs. Thomas Buchan
an at Elida.
R. S. Steiner is leaving Monday
with a party for the Western coast,
going as far as Seattle, Washington.
The party will stop enroute an
register to enter the land drawing
to be held at Montana, Idaho and
L. J. Siddall is operating the old
Richard mill on North Main street.
Elmer Augsburger, rural carrier
on route No. 4, has purchased a
motorcycle for speedier delivery to
his patrons.
Fred Badertscher brought the first
wheat of the season to the Bluffton
Milling Co. It tested 59 pounds.
Walter Locher and A. T. Worth
ington accompanied Jule Benroth to
Toledo. Sunday afternoon. The party
returned w’ith a new handsome 4
cylinder Ford touring car.
Dorsey B. Huber has purchased
the Tipton moving picture house.
Clarence, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Noah Steiner, left Saturday for
Lincoln county, Iowa, where he will
be employed on irrigation surveys.
Adel la Lugibihl returned to Chica
go where she is working in a mis
We carry a Complete
Line of American
Greeting Publishers*
Cards for all occasions also
comic and scenic postcards
one cent each.
Make your shoe ration stamp
go twice as far—see us for a
pair of Knapp Bros. Aerotred
Cushion Sole Shoes.
Twice the wear in every pair.
Beaverdam, Ohio
Fresh Drugs
Quality Drug Store
of All Kinds
Phone 170-
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News Our Grandfathers Read
From Issue Of July 22, 1909
Roy Burkhart is the champion
catcher for the Bluffton baseball
J. C. Steiner went to Chicago,
Saturday to visit his brother, Frank,
who is attending the Moody institute.
On Saturday the fine residence of
Judge Eaton on South Main street
will be auctioned off to the highest
bidder at the court house in Lima.
This is one of the finest properties
in Bluffton and a good many folks
are expected to place bids at the
David Wenger was born September
4, 1858, near Smithville, Wayne coun
ty, Ohio. He was the youngest of a
family who emigrated from Switzer
land. He passed away at the Com
munity Hospital, Bluffton, Ohio, on
June 18, 1944, at the age of 85 years,
nine months, and 14 days. He was
the son of Christian and Marie
Dahler Wenger. The early years of
his life were spent in the community
where he was born and in 1880 came
to Pandora where he spent the rest
of his life.
On November 18, 1884, he was
united in marriage to Lydia Geiger,
who preceded him in death on Octo
ber 6, 1936. This union was blessed
with eleven children, one of whom
died in infancy. The five brothers
and five sisters who survive to mourn
the departure of their father are:
Mrs. Minnie Luginbill of Bluffton
Mrs. Mary Miller and Mrs. Sarah
Kohli, both of Pandora Mrs. Jose
phine McCready of Chicago Mrs.
Zelma Schumacher of Findlay Wil
bert of Salem, Oregon Hiram and
Oscar of Bluffton Homer of Pan
dora and Paul of Lancaster, Ohio.
There are 32 grandchildren and
seven great-grand children.
It was father and mother Wen
ger’s rare privilege to celebrate their
golden wedding anniversary in No
vember, 1934.
Mr. Wenger was baptized upon the
confession of his faith in Jesus Christ
in the Old Mennonite Church. His
membership was transferred to the
St. John Mennonite church. After
he moved to Pandora he became a
member of the Grace Mennonite
church. He enjoyed Sunday school
and Church and was a faithful mem
ber throughout his life.
Although Mr. and Mrs. Wenger
resided and reared their family on
the farm, Mr. Wenger aside from
his farm work devoted much time to
building. He took particular pride
in citing the many structures in
which he had a hand. His years of
retirement were spent in doing deeds
that are becoming to a kind and
loving father. Shortly before he was
taken to the hospital he assisted in
some of the farm tasks. He was a
profound exponent of the maxim
“There is dignity in work”.
After the death of his loving and
faithful companion he made his home
with various members of his family,
namely Hiram, Mary, Homer and
Mr. Wenger retained his good
memory and mental alertness until
the time of his last illness. He will
be greatly missed by his family and
The family desires to express ap
preciation to Rev. Musser, Rev.
Boehr, the singers, the ladies of the
Missionary society, to all who sent
flowers, to neighbors, and to all
others who assisted or contributed in
any way during their bereavement.
In Memoriam
In memory of our beloved sister.
Mrs. Elmer Kohler of St. Marys who
passed away two years ago today,
June 20, 1942.
It has been two long years, but we
miss you still
We know it was God’s will you were
We know you are at rest, but Oh!
how our hearts ache
Just for a word and a smile.
In who no darkness is”.
“Walk in the light and thou shalt
Thy heart made truly His who dwells
in cloudless light enshrined
Sadly blissed by
Her mother, Mrs. Emma Lanning of
Wapakoneta, Ohio.
Her sisters, Mrs. O. O. Katterhein
rich of New’ Knoxville, Ohio, Mrs.
Neal Duffman and Mrs. Arthur Lewis
of Bluffton.
Her brothers, Frederick Lanning of
Bluffton and Adrian Lanning of Lima.
Navy PC Boat Attacks Submarine
Two depth charges explode simultaneously as a speedy
little U. S. Navy PC boat launches its deadly
an Axis submarine. The geysers show the power of depth
A. D. Wells of Lima spent the week
end with his son Nelson and family.
Mrs. Claude Foley left Sunday for
San Francisco, Calif, where she plans
to visit her husband whose boat is in
dry dock for repairs.
Mrs. Paul Geiser and son who have
been living on the Mrs. Clara Geiser
farm, have moved to an apartment in
Bluffton, over the Gratz dry goods
store. Mr. Geiser who enlisted in the
navy is now at the Great Lakes train
ing station.
Rev. and Mrs. E. N. Bigelow and son
Bruce were entertained at dinner on
Wednesday evening in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cupp and were
Friday evening dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Orlo Marshall..
Mrs. Lawrence Begg, Miss Elnore
Marshall, Mrs. D. C. Campbell and
Mrs. Paul Geiser attended the annual
Farm Women’s Federation Club pic
nic at Lafayette Park last Thursday.
Mrs. Herbert Marshall, Miss Mad
eline Bixel, Mrs. Edgar Begg, Mrs.
Harold Marshall and Mrs. Orlo Mar
shall attended the indoor Garden
party at the Methodist church in
Bluffton last Tuesday evening, and
heard Mrs. Henry Ebert of Columbus,
a German refugee tell the story of her
experiences in the concentration
camps of Europe.
Farm Bureau council Number 2 had
an interesting program and social
hour in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Ezra Bucher last Tuesday evening.
Capt. and Mrs. A. B. Sears of San
Rafael, Calif., Miss Nancy Mayberry
of Lima and Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Ma
son of Columbus Grove were Sunday
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Guy
Mayberry and family.
Miss Janice Lentz is spending the
week at the annual Young People’s
camp of the United Brethren church
being held on the Bluffton College
campus. Miss Alice Lentz will also
attend the banquet in Ropp Hall, on
Thursday evening.
Guests who attended the Presbyter
ian Missionary society which met in
the home of Mrs. Herbert Marshall
last Wednesday evening included:
Mrs. A. B. Sears of San Rafael, Calif.,
Miss Betty Matteson of Ashland, Mrs.
Clyde Van Meter and Mrs. Donald
Van Meter.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Mayberry, son
Roger and daughter Rose Leigh were
Thursday evening guests in the Carl
Van Meter home near Findlay, to vis
it with Mrs. Mildred Van Meter Clym
er of Jacksonville, Fla., who is spend
ing a couple of weeks in the home of
her parents.
The Profit and Pleasure club met
Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Paul
Stoodt for the June program. Mrs.
French Guerillas Occupy Town
INSIDE FRANCE het year the Maquia—French patriots—celebrated Armiatica Day by marching through Oyonnax,!
tmall town near the Swiss border, right under the nose of German authorities. This photo has just reached the US.
from official British eouroea.
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Clarence Begg reviewed “Brother
Under the Skin” and a playlette was
presented by Mrs. Guy Mayberry,
Mrs. Glen Huber and Mrs. Nelson
The Friendly Neighbors club will
meet Thursday afternoon in the home
of Miss Elnora Marshall with the fol
lowing program Song Roll Call
“She Sounded Forth the Trumpet,”
Mrs. Lavaun Amstutz Group Sing
ing “Music’s Stormy Petrillo,” Mrs.
Wava Amstutz Monologue, Mrs.
Gladys Beemer Contest, Mrs. Dolly
Mrs. Arthur Marshall and son Gil
bert of Lima and Carl Early of Ar
kansas, who was a former resident of
this community and a teacher at the
Cook school, called on friends in this
community, Thursday evening.
Capt. and Mrs. A. B. Sears who
have been visiting the Guy Mayberry
family and other relatives, left Mon
day to return to San Rafael, Calif.,
where the captain is stationed.
Miss Betty Matteson, who is in
nurses training in 'Ashland is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. Wm. Reichen
John Bailey of Lima was a caller
at the A. F. Fullerton home, Sunday
Rev. J. Paul Clark and wife of
Westminster were Sunday afternoon
callers at the Thomas Bodell home.
Rev. Clark is the new pastor at the
Methodist church and will hold his
first service at 9:30 Sunday morning.
All members of the congregation are
urged to be present.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen McCluer of
Bluffton spent Sunday evening in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Marshall.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Spicer and Hr.
and Mrs. David Zimmerman and two
children of Lima were Sunday dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bo
We wish to thank the many friends
and neighbors for the aid extended
to us in the death of our husband
and father, Charles H. Stover also
Rev. Bigelow who officiated at the
funeral, the singer for his services
and all those sending flowers.
Mrs. Charles H. Stover & Family
Miss Janet Andrews entertained at
her home south of Bluffton Sunday
afternoon, the occasion being her
13th birthday anniversary.
Present were: Ellajean Downey of
Lima Jeanne Sumney, Lafayette
Carolyn Anderson and JoAnn A ore,
Col. Grove Marilyn Stratton, Maril
yn and Wanda Everett, Rose Mary
Page and Emily Gratz.
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Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCafferty and
Mareen McCafferty called at the Ray
Guider home, Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Moore re
turned home Thursday after spending
nearly two weeks with their son
Herchal Moore and family of Chica
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Gallant and
family were Sunday dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore and
Dorothy and Mary Margaret Dun
bar, Mr. anti Mrs. Howard Hover
and son, Miss Jean Hover and Earl
Theney called Sunday afternoon at
the Ervin Moser home.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Dye spen^
Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs.
W. I. Moore.
Tommy Zerante of Lima is spend
ing a few days with his grandparents
Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Moser.
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Hauenstein and
son were Sunday dinner guests of
Mr. Ed Vermillion and family of
Monday callers at the Chas.
Montgomery home were Mrs. Ernest
Klingler. Mrs. Kent Klingler of Ada,
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Skinner and
son Lieut. Darrell Skinner of Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Montgomery
and daughter Sue called Sunday
evening on John and Jane Rayl.
Honoring Staff Sergeant Kenneth
Clum, who recently returned from
Panama, Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Clum
entertained in their home Saturday
evening. The following were present:
Mr. and Mrs. Ned Shrodes and
daughter of Findlay, Lieut, and Mrs.
Charles Weaver of Tallahasee, Flor
ida, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Clum, Mr.
and Mrs. Gilbert Clum and Ronald
Zuber of Lima, Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Bailey of Wapakoneta, Mr. and Mrs.
I. B. Beeshy of Bluffton, Mr. and
Mrs. T. W. Desenberg, Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Houser, Mrs. Loretta Clum,
Mr. Parley Clum and James Clum
and Rev. and Mrs. Packer and daugh
Mrs. Iva Miller of Lima spent the
week with her sister, Mrs. Laura
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Skinner of
Lima, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hall, Mrs.
Richard Clark, Mrs. Bertha Desen
berg, Mrs. W. L. Williams, Kenneth
Clum and Don Andrews were recent
callers of Robert Kline, Jr.
Pleasant View
Bernard Green, of the dental divis
ion of Farragut, Idaho, is spending
ten days with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Milford Green and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Rex Ridge of Detroit
spent several days hast week with Mr.
and Mrs. Donald Harris and little
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Clark and
daughter Ethel of Ottawa, Mrs. Mary’
Patrick of Leipsic, Mrs. Richard Green
and son Dickey and Bernard Green
were entertained in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Milford Green and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Cramer and
little son of West Independence and
Mrs. Dale Phillips and little daughter
of Fostoria spent Sunday with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Wynkoop.
In the afternoon they called on Mr.
and Mrs. Norman Basinger and sons
of Columbus Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Niswander and
son Lysle spent Thursday evening in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight
Frantz and daughters.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Harris spent Sun
day in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ma
rion Forney and little daughter.
Carol Jean Frantz accompanied Mr.
and Mrs. Wayne Zimmerman and
family of Richland Center to the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Griffith of North
Baltimore, Sunday.
The government set-aside order on
hen turkeys which became effective
April 21 was terminated June 3 so
any turkeys marketed now are avail
able for civilian consumption.
The game was exciting and the
score 14 to 14 between the Bluffton
basketeers and the Ada Co. team
when Marshal Fox interrupted and
took referee Harry Sousley of Ada,
from the rink to the mayor’s office
on the charge of not having a 1916
license plate n his auto. The fans
were disgruntled at the action of the
marshal and fumed a-plenty at the
long delay while the referee was ar
raigned at mayor’s court under the
jurisdiction of Dr. J. J. Sutter. The
delay must have benefited the home
team for Bluffton took the Ada five
to the cleaners to the score of 36 to
25. Oh, yes, and the referee plead
guilty and paid the fine and costs
assessed by the court.
James Ralph Cunningham com
mander of the Bluffton G. A. R.
post received a commission signed
by the Commander in Chief of the
Grand Army of the Republic, as an
Aide De Camp.
Miss Charlotte Townsend, instruct
or in English at the high school, has
tendered her resignation.
The home of mail carrier S. S.
Huber is quarantined for scarlet
A leap year party is planned at
the home of the Misses Roethlisber
A Farm Club was organized at the
home of Mrs. Henry Zehrbach.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hauenstein
very pleasantly entertained 18 young
people at their home in honor of
Miss Sibyl Close, a coming bride.
Miss Close resigned her position at
the First National Bank ancl is also
Where Our Soldiers
Byron L. Fritchie Sl/c
Co. 8, Barracks G, U. S. N. T. S.
Noroton Heights, Connecticut
Pvt. Hiram W. Bucher 35839933
Co. B, 148th Inf. Bn.
90th Regt. I. R. T. C.
Camp Hood, Texas
Cpl. Dwight L. Diller 35558884
Btry B, 142nd AAA Gun Bn. (Mbl.)
Camp Maxel, Texas
Richard Leiber, A. S.
Co. 1299 U. S. N. T. S.
Great Lakes, Illinois
Pfc. Evan B. Steiner
Hdq. & Base Service Sqdn.
31st Service Gp. (Sp.)
Fairmont, A. A. B.
Geneva, Nebraska
Charles Philip Main, A. S.
Co. 1175 U. S. N. T. S.
Great Lakes, Illinois
Pvt. Kari L. Gable 35295854
Co. E, 8 Group, 3 Regt.
A. S. F. Replacement Depot,
Camp Reynolds, Pa.
Troop No. 82 by Morris Groinan
Troops 56 and 82 held a joint
meeting in the latter troop’s quart
ers Monday night, with the session
opened by repeating the Scout Oath
and the Pledge of Allegiance. It
was announced that five tons of
paper was collected by scouts in
their recent scrap paper drive.
Charles Tripplehom, Eagle scout
member of Troop 56, gave a talk on
snakes and showed several to the
400 S. Main St. Findlay, Ohio
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202 W. Market, Lima. Ohio
Paul Schoenlein, Mgr.
Phone 73511
remembered as one of the most
successful teachers in our public
The Richland Quartet rendered an
appreciative sacred concert to a
capacity audience at the Bethel
Church in Orange township. Mem
bers of the quartet are Jesse Bracy,
Vance-Shrider, N. D. Messinger, and
Christian Gratz.
John Williamson came in posses
sion of an heir Saturday for whom
they expect to buy ribbons and chew
ing gum in the near future. And
Henry Niswanders are surely pre
paring for war for the fifth son
blessed their home last Friday.
Eldon Snyder, chief engineer at
the College Heating Plant, has
(resigned to accept a similar position
at Ohio State University. Snyder
secured his position through civil
service. Harvey Beidler will be in
charge of the heating plant and C.
D. Amstutz will also be employed.
Peter B. Amstutz attended the
Lima meeting of the Ohio Teacher’s
Ass’n and read a paper on “Oriental
Threshing”, giving the methods as
seen and heard by him on his trips
thru the Holy Land.
William Fisher and Paul Adams
each shot a grey wolf in Jackson
Mrs. R. E. Hughson substituted as
the teacher of the 7th grade during
the illness of Miss Moser, the
Isaac Lugibill is substitute teacher
at the Bucher school in the absence
of Miss Minnie Balmer who is ill
with tonsilitis.
scouts. Following this phase of the
joint session each troop held a
separate business meeting.
Court of Honor for scouts of the
Shawnee area council will be held
this Thursday night in Lima. Scouts
appearing for advancement or merit
badges are to report at the town hall
in full uniform before 7 p. m.
Troop 82 ice cream social will be
held from 7:30 to 10:30 p. m. this
Saturday night on the Presbyterian
church lawn. In case of rain the
social will be held in the basement.
Ice cream, cake, chicken sandwiches,
pop and chocolate milk will be
RETIRE from harsh-laxative cus
tomer list. Add gentle bulk to daily
meals with new Post’s Raisin Bran
—toasted flakes of wheat and bran
plus choice raisins.
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Thousands of
Miles to Tire Life
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done with the best materials
by experts! And that’s our method
the B. F. Goodrich method. So
as soon as your tires are smooth,
come in for the kind of recapping
job that will keep you rolling for
thousands of miles more.
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No Certificate Needed
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N. Main & Elm Sts.
Phone 410-W
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We’re all In favor of the ’’pause that
refreshes’’—and we’re In favor of
those open-toed shoes that are so
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stops pain almost at once—a few
applications peel off the dead skin
layers and get at the root of the
trouble. Then you can wear shoes
that fit, be happy when you walk and
keep your feet off your mind!
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