Victor H. Ries,
Department of Horticulture,
Ohio State University
Every growing plant takes mois
ture from the soil. With the drouth
conditions now existing throughout
moisture in th
and every extra vege
should have been thi
ing a share of the i
Mulching And Cultivation Will
Help Gardens In Dry Weather
Your job then is to pull out every
weed that is stealing moisture and
to pull out every extra plant to
conserve the moisture. egetables
that have passed their usefulness,
beans that are no longer bearing,
radishes that have gone to seed,
peas that no longer have any peas
on them, cabbage plants from which
you have cut the heads, and lettuce
that is no longer edible all should
be removed and put on the compost
If the surface of your soil is
loose so it can absorb any rain
that might come along, any further
cultivation is wasting your energy
and does the garden no good. Why
waste energy in hot weather like
People who were foresighted and
mulched their gardens with the re
mains of last year’s vegetable crop
with rotted leaves, with weathered
Professor Alex Laurie,
Department of Horticulture,
Ohio State University
Water is essential for the develop
ment of plants and, since during
hot, Ohio summers rainfall deficiency
is likelv to occur, additional water
may have to be supplied. In apply
ing water, it is desirable to moisten
the soil to a depth of several inches
rather than apply a mere surface
sprinkling. That means that heavy
watering at longer intervals is more
satisfactory than frequent shallow
During periods of drought, shal
low watering may cause root forma
tion near the surface and subsequent
damage to these from drying unless
constant attention is paid to water
ing. Extremely heavy watering is
not advisable, particularly in soils
with gravel subsoil because plant
nutrients will be carried away by
The most common method of ap
plying water is the garden hose, but
a breaker nozzle should be used to
break the force of the water and
avoid compacting the soil and dam
The announcement of the mar
riage of Dr. Samuel D. Mosiman,
President of the College, to Miss
Emelie Hamm of Beatrice, Nebraska,
last Thursday at the above named
place, came as a genuine surprise
to the many friends of the groom.
While it was generally known that
Doctor Mosiman was away on an
important western trip, yet the
urgent business was
season occured on Friday evening
when a merry crowd of our young
people enjoyed a ride on a hay rack
sawdust, or similar material are
having less trouble than those who
did not. Likewise, those who were
foresighted and thoroughly prepared
their vegetable garden soil by incor
porating ample quantities of coal
ashes or humus have soils which
were better able to absorb moisture
during the rainv period and to hold
On heavy clay garden soils that
have never been lightened and loos
ened by the incorporation of any of
these materials, the plants are suf
fering. Their soils could not take
in nearly the quantity of rain as
did the other prepared soils. It is
too late now to do anything about
this, but it is well to bear it in
mtnd for another season.
Watering Of Victory iGardens Urged
To Offset Damage Prom The Drought
News Our Grandfathers Read
From Issue Of Aug. 19, 1909
one of the prominent
fell in the stream and
received an impromptu ducking.
Later on a young lady also fell in
the waler, both were quickly rescued
and much enjoyment was had by all.
The following were chaperoned by
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller, Miss
Eva and Mabel Jones, Bertha and
Elma Shifferly, Nellie Eaton, Edith
McPeak, Zoa Ilentley, Marguerite
Keegan, Flora Plattner, Lillian Behl
ing and the Messers Walter Locher,
Ray Staater, Sidney and Ray Hauen
stein, Milton Mitchell, Ray Triplett,
Waldo Diller, Harl Goble, Arthur
Worthington, Myron Lugibihl and
G. P. Schnegg and Miss Ova Be
gart, two of Bluffton’s well known
young people, were quietly married
by Rev. C. Hege at the parson’s
residence on Main street. Following
a wedding dinner served at the home
of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Bogart on Riley Street, the
couple left on a wedding trip.
Edwin and Martha Sutter recently
returned looking hale and hearty
from their western trip. They have
much to say about the wild and
Mrs. David Highland attended the
wedding of her son Norbert in
A. L. Baumgartner left Wednes
day for Salem, Oregon, Seattle,
Wash., and other western points.
He will be gone a month and return
via Los Angeles.
Ed Fett will assist in barbering
at the Russel Day barber shop.
Walter Augsburger’s class of Re
Watering will be helpful. Since
water is scarce in practically every
community, it might be well if time
is limited and if equipment is not
available for putting it on properly
to thoroughly water each row of
vegetables, rather than to squirt the
hose “over the entire garden”. It
is better to thoroughly water those
plants by soaking the soil to a depth
of four to six inches. Do not mere
ly lay the dust on the surface. A
small amount of moisture put on the
surface does the plants no good be
cause their roots are considerable
below that level.
aging plant foliage. Various garden
sprinklers are available, and any
kind you have will do if it gives
proper coverage and sufficient vol
ume. It is important that such
sprinklers be kept in one spot long
enough to supply a sufficient amount
“Ooze” hose, made of canvas, is
satisfactory if the ground is level,
otherwise water will run through
the hose without oozing out. Since
water does not spread laterally to
any great extent, canvas hose should
be moved only short distances so
water will be distributed uniformly
on all the soil. Automatic irrigation
systems used commercially are not
practical for home gardeners at pres
ent because it is difficult to secure
The frequency of watering will de
pend upon atmospheric conditions.
During a hot period with strong
winds, much more frequent irriga
tion is needed. It is best to apply
water on cloudy days or in the even
ing, to reduce the evaporation from
the soil to the minimum. Water
wastage is the chief objection to
watering during the heat of the day.
formed Sunday school boys surprised
him last Tuesday evening, the oc
casion being the young man’s 21st
Mr. and Mrs. Alva Anderson left
for a two weeks trip into northern
Michigan. Mr. Anderson is making
good use of the 15 days vacation al
lowed rural carriers.
Last Wednesday while Eli Stet
tler was crossing the railroad at
Richland he failed to notice an ap
proaching train. The engine crash
ed into his buggy and Stettler was
tossed out. Although bruised and
laid up with crutches for several
days he was not injured seriously.
The buggy was demolished, but the
horse was uninjured.
Cooperative IX ursing
Course At College
Arrangements have been completed
to offer a cooperative course in nurs
ing at Bluffton college, leading to a
Bachelor of Science degree, it was
announced this week.
One or two years credit toward the
degree will be given for nurses’
training in an approved hospital.
College work may be taken either
before or after nursing training,
Cooperative training arrangements
have been made with Lima Memorial
hospital in Lima and the Mennonite
hospital in Bloomington, Illinois.
Fred W. Isler, War Food Adminis
tration market agent for Ohio, an
nounced, July 8, funds are available
for the enforcement of the federal
order establishing limits on the
amount of milk, and milk by
products which may be sold in the
larger cities. Some Cleveland dis
tributors obtained a court decision
that the assessments made upon
them to obtain funds to enforce the
order were, in effect, taxation with
out proper authorization from Con
The annual school for rural minis
ters will be held at Camp Ohio, Aug.
2-5. Ministers and members of their
families have first call in the reser
The total pool of 530,000 new pas
senger cars available on Feb. 1, 1942,
had been reduced to 30,000 units
after the July, 1944, quota of 7,000
cars was released to civilians.
Word has been received that Lewis
Dukes, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Lewis Dukes, has been wounded in
action in France and is now in a
Mr. and Mrs. Iner Basinger of
Pandora are conducting the Sings
piration, which will be held at the
First Baptist church at Ada on Sun
Mrs. Paul Sommers, who was re
moved from the Bluffton hospital to
her home last week, again entered
the hospital on Wednesday.
Mrs. Isaac Neuenschwander and
infant John Daniel, were taken to
their home on Monday from the
Community hospital at Bluffton.
Mrs. Katie Lory, who spent the
past several months with her nieces
and nephews at the Ben Basinger
farm has recently returned to her
home in Bluffton.
Mrs. Edwin Gerber and son of
Kidron, visited the past week with
her father, Gid Bucher and Mr. and
Mrs. Leland Basinger and daughters.
On July 7, a son David Lynn, to
Rev. and Mrs. Leroy Thompson of
Coffeeville, Kansas. Mr. Thompson,
who was a former settlement young
man, was also a member of the
America-Back-to-God quartet of Rev.
Zoller’s radio hour. Rev. Thompson
is a brother of Joseph Thompson
west of Bluffton.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bixel have
moved into Levi Mellinger’s property
at Bluffton and the Bogaert family
of Detroit, moved to the Bixel faj'm.
Herbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Al
dine Amstutz, south of Pandora who
is in service overseas, has been pro
moted to Sergeant, according to a
message received recently. He is
stationed somewhere in England.
Myra Basinger and girl friend of
Columbus, Caris Basinger of Findlay
and Bi tty Basinger of Bluffton spent
the week end with their parents Mr.
and Mrs. Alvan Basinger and family.
Weekend visitors in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Aldine Diller were
their daughter Elvira Diller of Ft.
Wayne, Mrs. Albert Studler and Mrs.
Lewis Elliott of Ft. Wayne. Sunday
dinner guests were Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Lora of Bluffton.
A daughter was born to Rev. and
Mrs. Stanley Rupp of Bluffton, on
Tuesday morning at the Bluffton
Wanda Lehman, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Peter Lehman, who was
stricken with spinal meningitis and
has been confined to her home for
many weeks has sufficiently recover
ed from the disease to be able to
walk and be around as usual. The
quarantine has been lifted from the
Mr. and Mrs. Menno Augsburger
and son Otis left Sunday morning to
spend a few days at Winona Lake,
Ind., and also they will visit at the
home of their son in law and daugh
ter, Rev. and Mrs. Landolin Amstutz
in Chicago. While there Otis sub
mitted to a nasal operation.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Suter and
family spent Sunday with their son,
Wilmer who is stationed at Great
Lake^i, Naval Training Station,
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Steiner and
family, Mrs. P. C. Steiner and
daughters Selina, Lillian and Stella
and son Haydn visited in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Steiner and
family at Sterling, Ohio.
Leland and James, sons of Mr. and
Mrs. Raj mond Miller of Smithville
returned home with them after
spending a week in the home of
their grandfather, Noah Bixel and
An unusual drought has prevailed
in this section of the country and
unless rain soon comes the corn crop
will fall far short of normal years.
Young meadows and pasture fields
have suffered a great deal.
The Ladies’ Aid Society of the St.
John church held an all day sewing
Wednesday at the church.
The members of the St. John
church council and their families
enjoyed a pot luck supper at the
Pandora Shelter House, Tuesday
The funeral of David WeHrly’ life
long resident of this community was
held at the St. John church, Sun
day’ afternoon. Rev. Albert Hager
of Groveland, Illinois, nephew of
Mr. Wehrlj’ was in charge of the
An overhead grain bin containing
about 700 bushels of oats in the barn
of Gideon Steiner gave way and the
whole contents dropped to the barn
floor. Hilda the youngest daughter
had been underneath it and nearby
shortly before the crash.
Mrs. C. N. Roethlisberger, and the
Misses Lydia and Ida Winkler were
Sunday dinner guests in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Homer D. Reichen
bach and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schantz of
Ada, were visitors in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Moser an son
John, last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Basinger and
Gideon Lehman are visiting in
Mountain Lake, Minnesota, in the
home of Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Ba
singer, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Basinger,
Dr. and Mrs. Elmer Schutz and
family, Dr. and Mrs. Homer Basinger
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Quentin
Lehman and family, Mrs. C. J. Ba
singer is reported not in the best of
health at present.
The Advisory Council met at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Moser,
TTO BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, rffllQ
Mr. and Mrs. Rayon Boutwell and
family of near Bluffton, Mrs. Mary’
Heldman and Ruth Heldman spent
Thursday evening in the B. J. Bout
Miss Grace Lewis of Fostoria
spent last week with relatives and
friends of this place.
Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Boutwell and
son Byron Leo called on Mr. and
Mrs. O. J. Gallant last Monday.
Quartermaster 2 Richard Frick
and wife were dinner guests Monday’
of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Boutwell and
son Byron Leo.
Mr. and Mrs. Hale Lewis, Miss
Grace Lewis and Mr. J. Messenger
of Fostoria were Sunday dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stager.
Lynn Ray Boutwell of near Bluff
ton spent a couple of days last week
with his grandparents Mr. and Mrs.
B. J. Boutwell.
Jeanneine Stewart, Ann Louise
Montgomery are spending the week
at Camp Ohio.
A miscellaneous shower was given
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rayon
Boutwell recently in honor of Mr.
and Mrs. Richard Frick. Those
present were Mrs. I la Murry, Elinor
Hinkley, Detroit Mrs. Elizabeth
Boutwell, Margan Frick, David
Frick, Raymond Kimmel, Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Kimmel, Mr. and Mrs. Rob
Potts and daughter Alda Rene, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Nonnamaker and
daughter Eileen arid Loretta Mae,
Mr. and Mrs. Erne Lugibihl and
daughter Carolyn Kay all of Bluff
ton Mr. and Mrs. Will Boutwell,
Miss Jo Boutwell Ada, Peggie
Robinalt of Lima, Mr. and Mrs. B.
J. Boutwell and Byrn Leo Boutwell
SHORTS AND MIDDLINGS
Lack of rain in
Ohio already has
men to start feedi
cows. Fall milk
these areas receive
lay’ to their
tion will be
Some Ohio fruit growers who were
unable to get sufficient labor to
thin peaches normally found the work
could be speeded by tapping branches
with a stick that I ad been covered
with a piece of ruber hose. A little
practice enabled a worker to do a
fast, satisfactory job of fruit thin
ning with the stick.
Ohio’s ninth annual 4-H conserva
tion camp will be held at Camp Ohio
August 20-25. Each county is en
titled to send two delegates who are
15 years old or older and who have
outstanding club records and have
shown an interest in conservation of
Reports on farm labor indicate
most of necessary work in haying
and small grain harvest was complet
ed, due in large measure to unusual
ly good conditions for field work.
Fruit and com harvest will create
labor peaks which will be hard to
meet. Work exchange between farm
ers, overtime and full use of power
machinery have been the most ef
fective answers to the farm help
program so far in 1944.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Barber and
daughters and Mrs. Ella Yant were
Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Etta
Miss Adda Yoakam and Clem
Yoakam are visiting this week with
Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Thomas at
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Younkman and
Bernard were Sunday’ dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Younkman.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Amstutz and
daughter of Akron spent the past
week with Mr. and Mrs. P. W.
Amstutz and other relatives.
Mrs. Catherine Conrad of Bartles
ville, Oklahoma was a guest the past
week of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Yant.
Mrs. Ed Cook entertained in her
home on Thursday evening the mem
bers of the Farm Women’s Improve
ment club. Mrs. Russell Brackney
of Lafayette and Mrs. Everett Row
land were assistant hostesses.
Harold Lewis of the U. S. Navy
in California visited with Mr. and
Mrs. Harmon Downey last week.
Miss Catherine Chiles is a nurse
of Flower Hospital in Toledo, spent
the week end with her parents, Rev.
and Mrs. C. D. Chiles.
Mrs. Charity Frick and daughter
Leia of Bluffton were Friday dinner
guests of Miss Ruth Durkee.
Rev. Paul D. Chiles of Lebanon
will be the guest speaker on Sunday
morning at 10:45 at the Beaverdam
Methodist church. The Junior choir
will furnish special music. A good
attendance is desired.
Patrisia Bassitt, daughter of
Martha Bassitt entertained a group
of friends with a lawn party’ at the
home of her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Stanley Vertner on Wednesday
afternoon. Games were enjoyed and
refreshments were served to the fol
lowing girls: Marlene Hall, Lelia
Barber, Betty Williams, Sue Ecken
wiler, Mary Ellen, Phyllis and Mar
gery Van Meter, Mary Jane Lacock,
Joan Rodabaugh, Patsy Michael and
Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Downey’
were Sunday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. T. B. Somers and sons at
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Huber called
Friday’ evening on Mr. and Mrs. K.
Mr. and Mrs. Doit Jennings and
daughter Helen and Mr. and Mrs.
Clair Huber called at the Willard
Jennings home, Sunday’.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Zimmerman
and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. H. P.
Zimmerman were Sunday dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Norman
Schweitzer of near McComb.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Gleason and
family’ were guests Sunday’ evening
of Mr. and Mrs. Gleason of Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Brauen and
family’ called on Mrs. Lavonna High
Mrs. Paul Faze and daughters
were in Columbus Friday’ visiting
with her sister, Mrs. Irvin Rickley.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Turner of
Cleveland spent Wednesday’ and
Thursday in the Lyman Barnes home.
Other callers during the week were
Rev. C. D. Childs, Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Wingate, Mrs. Fred Blush, Mrs.
Alice Stober, Mrs. S. IL Blosser,
Betty Jean and Ray Dean, Jacob
Traucht, Maynard Steiner and Mr.
and Mrs. Clinton Morehead.
Ann Evans of Sandusky has been
a house guest the last two weeks in
the Raymond Stratton home.
Mr. and Mrs. Lamarr Basinger
and daughter visited Sunday evening
with Dave Neiswander and family of
Jeanette Gleason of Lima is
spending a week with her cousin
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stratton
were guests Sunday of Carl Evans
and family of Sandusky.
Bezel Hess and children and Mar
celle Smith and son were Thursday
and Friday guests of Lillie Fett and
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips were
dinner guests Sunday’ of Guy’ Younk
man. Other guests were Wm. Hall
and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Xounk
man and grandson Bernard Gratz.
Afternoon callers were Earl Wine
gardner and family’. Sunday evening
callers in the Arthur Phillips home
were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Younk
man and children, Earl Younkman
and daughter Sharon.
Entertain For Guests
Mr. and Mrs. Rayon Boutwell en
tertained at their home near town
with a covered dish supper and
shower for Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Frick, Sunday evening.
Mr. Frick, in the Navy, is home
on leave for the first time in two
years. After the supper the even
ing was spent socially and later
many lovely gifts were received by’
the honored couple.
Those attending the affair were:
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Boutwell, Ada
Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Boutwell, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Potts and daugh
ter Rene, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Non
namaker, daughters Eileen and Lor
etta Mae, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kim
Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Lugibihl,
daughter Carolyn Kay Mrs. John
Murray, daughter Eleanor of De
troit Mrs. Elizabeth Boutwell, Da
vid and Margaret Frick, Jo Bout
well, Peggy Robnolte, Byron Bout
well, Raymond Kimmel, the honored
guests and the host and hostesses,
and children Lynn Ray and Lonnie
Question: “Why do people cry at
Answer: “Most of them have been
through it and haven’t the heart to
At the home of Sheriff and Mrs.
R. V. Kennedy of Findlay their niece,
Miss Rhoda Cunningham, and Grover
Montgomery were married Thursday’
afternoon at 2:00 by’ Rev. Brundige
of this place.
While an excellent program was
in progress at the Diller school the
M. C. Basinger nag hitched outside
committed suicide by jumping over a
tall board fence. The colt was past
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Clark were the
guests of honor at the William Kim
mel home, Sunday, the occasion being
the 42 wedding anniversary of Mr.
and Mrs. Clark.
Attorney Harry O. Bentley’ of Lima
was elected exalted ruler of the Lima
Elks Lodge. This is the 7th time
this honor has been conferred on
D. S. Burkholder sold a new 1916
Regal car to Rev. J. A. Huffman.
Erette Kramer has resigned his
position at the Hankish Fruit Store
and has gone to Tiffin.
Julius and Abe Wise of this place
and Sam Weinfeld of Lima, purchas
ed the Finn Brothers property on
Main Street of Lima, consideration
between $15,000 and $20,000.
Mrs. Carl Doriot of Goshen, Ind.
was the guest of Miss Hazel McGriff,
Stanley Geiger who underwent an
operation for appendicitis is rapidly
Miss Helen Groman has accepted
a position in the Hotel Russel dining
Mrs. John Jennings sold her 80
acre farm on the county’ line south
of town to Levi Hauenstein.
Probably the last ice harvest of
the season came off the Buckeye
quarry last week when a 6 inch
cutting was obtained.
Rufus Danner and Miss Inez
Schaublin were happily married at
the Reformed church parsonage by
the pastor, Rev. W. H. Lahr, Satur
Ira Wilkins and Mi ss Emma
Tschiegg were united in holy’ matri
mony at the home of the officiating
minister, Rev. W. A. Brundige.
Mrs. F. L. Todd and two little
daughters of near Ottawa returned
home after several days visit at the
Harvey’ McKinley’ home.
Dutch will try anything once and
at the public sale to be held at the
Benroth Garage he is having a black
gelding pony, buggy, harness, and
saddle auctioned off to the highest
The Homer Jones farm of near
Just the thing for your porch—attractive—comfortable—cozy.
They come in four, five and six foot sizes—well made, hardwood
and protected with quality outdoor varnish.
Four Foot size...........................$18.95
Five Foot size............................$18.45
Six Foot size...............................$19.95
SEE THEM IN OUR WINDOW
PORCH BENCHES—We are showing an unusually complete
selection—both painted and unfinished.
Basinger’s Furniture Store
THURSDAY, JULY 27. 1944
NEWS OUR FATHERS READ
FROM ISSUE OF MARCH 9, 1916
Rockport was totally destroyed by
fire. A portion of the furniture was
saved. The place is known as the
old Stewart farm.
Mr. and Mrs. Erastus Huber sold
their Main Street property to the
Bluffton Mfg. Co. They plan to
move to Clyde, Ohio in the near
Wash., D. C.—The Office of the
Rubber Director advises that all
tires be recapped as soon as tread
wears smooth. Don’t wait ’til fab
ric shows! For expert recapping
that will add thousands of miles to
tire life, drive in to our store today.
We are official O.P.A. tire inspec
tors. No certificate needed.
Stauffer’s Pure Oil Station
N. Main & Elm Sts.
B. F, Goodrich Tires
Quality Drug Store
of All Kinds
Sidney’s Drug Shop
Car loans, livestock loans,
loans on signatures and other personal
security. Amounts up to $1000. Long, easy
terms, or short low-cost loans. We serve
your money’ needs any way’ you require. It’s
up to you.
202 W. Market, Lima, Ohio
Paul Schoenlein, Mgr.
THE CITY LOAN
and Savings Company
Our Principles of Operation are
ADJUSTMENT SERVICE COMPANY
400'/j S. Main St. Findlay, Ohio
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