THURSDAY, Al GUST 10, 1944j
Woody Little New
City Tennis Champ
Woodrow Little is Bluffton’s new
city singles tennis champion, win
ning the title in the final round of
tournament play by beating W. A.
Howe, 6-0, 6-4, 6-3, last Sunday
In capturing the championship,
Little did not lose a set in three
matches. He turned back Clair Fett
in the opening round, 6-4, 6-3, and
in the semi-finals beat Norm Trip
lett, defending champion, 6-1, 7-5.
Howe reached the finals by win
ning on default from Art Amstutz
and beating Sid Stettler, 6-1, 6-1.
In other matches Triplett defeat
ed Homer Bracy, 6-2, 6-3, and Stet
tler eliminated Paul Detwiler, 6-1,
Little teamed with Howe in a
“blind-draw” doubles tournament to
defeat Fett and Triplett, 6-4, 6-4,
6-2. In the first round the winners
W. H. Gratz Family Shoe Store
Store Hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. Saturday 8 a. m. to 10:30 p. m.
Closed all day Thursday.
p* Efficiency Integrify Progress
Phone 222-W 239 S. Main St.
Keep your poultry healthy and ready to lay by vacci
nating for pox and worming with Ovumix in the feed or
A complete line of remedies and supplies.
Highest prices paid for eggs and poultry.
from Piqua, Ohio
ARTIFICALLY DRIED IN BAGS
Carload Enroute—Get it off Car at Special Price
Phone 546-R Bluffton, O.
It Costs No More
to get “PASTEURIZED” Milk
No extra charge for pasteurizing milk which insures
its safety for you and your family.
Hy-Grade Dairy Milk
THE ONLY PASTEURIZED MILK SOLD IN BLUFFTON
Why take a chance when you can get PASTEURIZED
milk at no extra cost?
Phone 398-W for delivery at your door
turned back Stettler and Bracy, 6-4,
6-4 and Triplet and Fett won over
Amstutz and Detwiler, 7-5, 6-4.
Men’s city doubles tournament will
be started this week with Howe and
Little playing Bracy and Amstutz
and Stettler and Triplett, defending
champions, meeting Fett and Det
A boys and girls tournament has
12 entries, and there is a lot of in
terest in the sport among youths of
high school age.
I wish to thank all my friends
who sent the many beautiful cards
and flowers during my recent illness.
They were deeply appreciated.
Mrs. Duluth Strunk
Grain (bushel prices) Wheat
$1.42 corn $1.12 oats 80c soys
Basinger Funeral Home
G. W. Comb* Licensed Funeral Director in Charge
during absence of Stanley E. Basinger, who i»
oervinc our country in its Armed Forces.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS
B. F. BIERY. Business Mgr.
C. A. BIERY, Editor
Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio,
by tha^Bluffton News Publishing and
Subscription rates: Year, $2.00
six months, $1.25 anywhere in U. S.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Bluffton, Ohio,
under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Getties of
South Main street spent Tuesday in
Walter Stannus, in naval service,
is spending several days’ leage with
Adjustable window screens 45c
each at Basinger’s Furniture store.
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Spangler of
Columbus visited relatives and
friends here over the week end.
J. G. Hesser of Cleveland is
spending ten days visiting at the
Roy Pogue home on Jefferson street.
Halstead Stettler of Cleveland vis
ited for several days with his grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Stet
See us for blankets before you
buy. Peter Gratz store.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Blunk of
Lima and Mrs. Doyle Lee of Cleve
land were Monday evening guests of
Mrs. Flora Lightner.
Cpl. and Mrs. Gail Rakosky and
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barnes spent
Thursday and Friday in Lakeside
visiting relatives and friends.
Miss Donna Lou Stratton of Co
lumbus Grove is spending the week
at the home of her aunt and uncle
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Augsburger and
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Derringer and
family spent several days the past
w’eek with Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Klingler and daughter Gloria of
Mr. and Mrs. John Marquart and
family spent Friday evening w’ith
their daughter Mrs. Earl Rupright
and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Rupright
of Eagle towmship.
Burdett Boyd of Detroit spent sev
eral days the past w*eek with visit
ing at the homes of Joe Bronson
and Mrs. Lydia Badertscher and
Cpl. Gail Rakosky of Camp San
Luis Obispo, Calif., is spending a
twenty-one day furlough with his
wife, the former Rosalie Barnes of
South Main street.
Levi Balmer, former Bluffton res
ident w’ho has been visiting here
for the past fortnight, will leave
the last of the week returning to
his home home in Salem, Oregan.
Atty, and Mrs. Ralph Locher and
little daughter of Cleveland are
spending the week with Mrs. Loch
er’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T.
Worthington of South Main street.
Mr. and Mrs. George Sigg of Ash
tabula visited friends here over the
w’eek end. They lived in Bluffton
three years ago when he w’as man
ual training instructor in the high
Pvt. Richard Davies of Camp
Kohler, Calif., is spending a tw*o
weeks furlough with his wife and
son who are making their home w’ith
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
McEl roy of South Main street.
Blankets 25% wool, size 72 by 81
inches, $3 at Peter Gratz store.
Miss Alice Basinger, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Basinger of
Orange township has arrived at
Oceanside, Calif., for an indefinite
visit with her brother Pvt. Adrian
Basinger who is stationed there with
Pvt. Ned Schultz of Camp Wolters,
Texas, is home on a ten day fur
lough visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Theo. Schultz of West Kibler
street. At the conclusion of his
furlough he will report at Camp
George G. Meade Maryland.
On your next shopping trip re
member to get Powderene, the
w’onder rug cleaner and Mirra Moth
Proof, positive protection against
moths. Both at Basinger’s
Furniture store. tf
Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Cooney of
South Jackson street entertained a
number of w’eek end guests who
were here to attend the Geiger
Farnsworth wedding. They were:
Eloise Whitmer, Sally Weaver, Har
riet Cooney, Mortland Smith and
Stanley Byers all of Dayton.
Eric Kay Gratz of Mendon who
has been visiting his grandmother,
Mrs. Peter Gratz of South Jackson
street the past two weeks returned
home with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. O. W. Gratz and sister, Lynn
who drove here Sunday to spend
the day at the home of Mrs. Gratz.
Diller ambulance removals: Mis.
Evan Anderson and infant son from
Bluffton hospital to Findlay Mrs.
Rennie Shafer from Findlay hos
pital to her home on Cherry street
Mrs. Helen Decker and infant son
from Bluffton hospital to their home
south of Rawson Mrs. Wm, Herr
and infant son from Bluffton hos
pital to their home south of Pan
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bronson, Jr.,
and daughter of Beaverdam and
Mrs. Leonard Cuppies and son of
Rawson visited Sunday at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bronson, Sr.
Rev. and Mrs. Charles Sweeten
of Camden, N. J., are spending the
week with their daughter Mrs.
Stanley Rupp and family. Frank
Sweeten of Ft. Wayne and John
Rupp of California also spent sev
eral days here the past week.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Cpl. and Mrs. Robert Ewing of
Savannah, Ga., visited relatives and
friends here the past week.
Harry Beals is spending two weeks
visiting his daughter, Mrs. George
Williams and family in Norwood.
Double blankets 2 wool. Peter
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hochstettler
of Allen Park, Mich., visited rela
tives in this vicinity during the past
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Stratton vis
ited Sunday at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. D. B. Stratton in Colum
Rev. and Mrs. Dorland Russett
and daughter of Angola, Ind., were
guests Thursday of Mr. and Mrs.
Gerald Hilty and son.
The Misses Edith and Helen Zuer
cher are spending several weeks
with their sister, rs. Mary Mor
ton in Muncie, Indiana.
Misses Leah and Lois Hendershot
of Pittsburgh are spending their va
cation with Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Thompson of Spring street.
Red Seal cedarized garment bags,
protects your clothing against moths.
Bags are handy box style, 97c each.
Basinger’s Furniture store.
Rev. Robert Diller and family of
Alliance visited the past week with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah
Diller of North Jackson street.
Pfc. Raymond Schumacher of
Camj) Gruber, Okla., is spending a
furlough with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Cyrus Schumacher of College
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Eversole left
Friday to spend several weeks at the
home of their daughter, Mrs. C. G.
Bartholomew and family at Lans
Mr. and Mrs. Dorian Scoby of
Findlay spent the week end with
Mrs. Frank Houston at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F.
Darrel and Harvey Seyb, of Don
nellson, Iowa, were guests at the
home of their aunt, Mrs. Laura
Gratz of South Jackson street from
Thursday to Tuesday.
Boxed blankets, 5%, 25%, 50%
and 100% wool. Peter Gratz store.
Mrs. L. E. Sumney of Ft. Wayne,
formerly of Bluffton will leave Fri
day for North Hollywood, Calif., to
remain with her daughter, Mrs. Wm.
J. Rediger and family for an indefi
Arthur Thiessen of Mulberry, Fla.,
spent the w’eek end at the Noah
Zuercher home on South Main
street. He stopped here enroute to
Chicago to visit his sister, Miss
Mrs. Donald Stratton and family
spent the W’eek end at the home of,
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M.
Winterhalter at Cecil. Margaret
Stratton remained to spend the w-eek
vjith her grandparents.
Basinger ambulance removals:
Mrs. Merrit Schaller and infant
daughter from the Bluffton hospital
to their home in Jenera D. L. Shal
ley from his home on Thurman
street to Bluffton hospital.
The Holmes county dairy service
unit began operation July 15, and
the Richland county unit is expected
to start before the end of July. The
units provide milk and cream tests,
market information, and other
services required by members of the
In one Wisconsin central dairy
service unit, the one man and one
woman employee turned out produc
tion tests and records for 135 dairy
herds containing 2,400 cows in one
month. The woman made 280 butter
fat tests in one day.
Amounts of beef produced by an
acre of corn when fed as silage and
also when fed as corn and cob meal
will be discussed at the Madison
County Experiment Farm, London,
Thursday, May 18, by members of
the Ohio Experiment Station staff.
Astrologer: “Can you remember
who introduced you to the woman
who is now’ your wife?”
Mr. Connor: “Oh, we just met. I
don’t blame anybody!”
So that you may keep in mind the
numerous important war-time ra
tioning dates, the Bluffton News ia
publishing this weekly reminder:
MEATS, BUTTER, CHEESE,
CANNED MILK—Book 4 red
stamps A-8, thru Z-8, A-5, B-5
and C-5, good for 10 points each
under token rationing indefinite
Meats are ration free except
steaks, roasts of beef and choice
cuts of lamb.
PROCESSED FOODS—Book 4
Blue stamps A-8, thru Z-8 and
A-5 thru F-5, good for 10 points
each under token rationing in
GASOLINE—Stamp 12 in A
book good for 3 gallons of gaso
line thru September 21.
SUGAR—Stamps 30, 31 & 32
in Book 4 good for 5 pounds of
sugar indefinitely. Stamp 40
good for 5 pounds under can
ning allotments until Feb. 28,
Spare stamp 37 must ac
company applications for addi
tional canning sugar asked from
SHOES—Airplane stamp 1 and
2 in Ration Book 3 good in
Wedding of Miss Lucille Steiner,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin
Steiner of Poplar street and William
Snyder of Akron, Pa., son of Mrs.
Susan Snyder of Altoona, Pa., will
take place at the First Mennonite
church in Bluffton, Saturday after
noon at 4 o’clock.
Rev. J. N. Smucker, pastor of the
church will officiate and open church
will be observed.
The bride will be attended by her
twin sister, Miss Marcille Steiner as
maid of honor and Rollin Moser,
former college friend of the bride
groom will be best man.
Preceding the ceremony will be a
musical program consisting of organ
numbers by Mrs. Glen Morgan of
Bluffton violin selections by Mrs.
Paul Whaley of Chicago, cousin of
the bride and vocal numbers by Miss
Dorothy Burner and Miss Anna
Burkholder both of Findlay, the
latter a cousin of the bride.
Miss Steiner is a graduate of
Bluffton high school and Bluffton
college. For the past two years she
has been instructor in public school
music at Wayne, Ohio.
Mr. Snyder, a Bluffton college
graduate is associated with the Men
nonite Central committee engaged
in w ar relief work w’ith headquarters
at Akron, Pa.
The A. C. meter line of the Trip
lett Electrical instrument company
enjoyed a picnic at Pandora park,
Saturday evening. Following an in
formal affair, ice cream was enjoyed
by the group.
Present were: Mr. and Mrs. Wil
ford Gratz, Mr. and Mrs. George
Fruchey and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Nonnamaker and daughters,
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Basinger, Mr.
and Mrs. Vinton Bucher, Mrs. Elsie
Wilhelm, Mrs. Thelma Rupright,
Misses Mabel Battles, Alice Schu
macher, Geneva Augsburger, Joan
Unruh, Lois Geiger and Martha
Busy Bee Club
Judging of clothes will comprise
the program of a meeting of the
Busy Bee 4-H club to be held next
Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock.
Mrs. Anna Filhart spent part of
last w’eek w’ith relatives at Upper
Clara Hull and Hulda Schlack
spent the w’eek end at Cleveland.
Charlie Crates and wife and Ray
mond Rossman and family were
Sunday evening guests of Edw’ard
Mrs. Kathryn Beach purchased the
Charlie Heldman property.
Jason Thomas is making an in
definite stay at the U. S. Marine
Hospital at Cleveland.
Harlan Traucht of Arlington has
installed a zero food locker and
grocery store at this place.
The Elevator Co. purchased the
school house which was recently
Rev. John Gauss is having his
Members of Troop 56 are at Camp
Defiance on the Auglaize river, near
Defiance, this week, for their an
nual summer camping period.
They left Bluffton last Sunday
afternoon and will return next Sun
By Morris Groman
Eighteen Scouts were present at
Monday night’s meeting of Troop 82
in headquarters at the town hall,
with the session opened by repeating
the Scout Oath and Pledge of Al
Next wastepaper drive conducted
by the two Scout troops will be on
Saturday, August 19, it was an
nounced at the meeting.
Members of the troop have quali
fied for 199 nights of camping
credit, with 51 more nights recorded
on the “Hit The Trail” chart. There
are now’ 20 flags on the chart.
In the future Jack Berry will be
in charge of all merit badge ap
plications Gene Benroth in charge
of all second class advancement
tests, and Scoutmaster Woodrow
Little of all first class advancement
This Wednesday night a farewell
potluck supper will be held by mem
bers of the troop for Keith Ferguson
Star scout, and Troop Committee
man Fred Ferguson, his father, who
are moving to California. The sup
per will be at Harmon field at 7
A OOL11 fcUtllUCM DlttlK M.IIUUI k V
union will be held on Thursday, Aug
ust 10. Fern Koch, Sec.
The 22nd annual reunion of the
Rote and Zearbaugh families will be
held at the Orange Center school
on Sunday, Aug. 20. Mrs. Levi
The 25th annual reunion of the
late C. D. Basinger family will be
held Sunday, August 13 at the Joe
Basinger picnic grove. A good at
tendance is desired. Please bring
your own service. Emma Basinger,
The 37th annual Huber reunion
will be held at Richland Grange hall
on Sunday, August 20. Basket din
ner at 12:30 p. m. Bring individual
service. Mary Mae Huber, Sec.
The Augsburger family reunion
w’ill be held at Lafayette park,
Sunday Aug. 13. Mrs. Vinton
The Gromann reunion will be held
Sunday, Aug. 13 at Jackson grange.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank the friends and
neighbors for their aid and sympathy
extended in the death and burial of
our beloved 'husband and father,
Norval Scoles also Rev. Chiles who
officiated at the funeral, the singers
for their services and all those
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
The State of Ohio,
Estate of William Alspaugh. Deceased.
Clarence G. Fischer of 814 National Bank
Bldg., Lima, Ohio, has been appointed and
qualified as Administrator of the estate of
William Alspaugh, late of Allen County, Ohio,
Dated this 17th day of July. 1944.
RAYMOND P. SMITH.
16 Probate Judge,
Paper hanging. L. R. Bauman, Rt.
1, Ottawa. Gilboa phone. 18
Save up to 30% on gasoline w’ith
a Varcon Gas SAV-R. Operates
automatically on the super charge
principle. Fits all makes of cars,
only $2.69. Satisfaction guaranteed
or your money refunded. On a
thirty day trial. Get yours today at
Gamble Stores Auth. Dealer.
Avon two weeks special on lipstick
refills only 29c. See Mrs. Fred
See me for cleaning septic tanks,
cesspools, vaults and cisterns. Modern
equipment. Write P. O. Box 1,
Worm your chickens the easy way.
Put Ovumix in the feed. Get it at
Jorg’s hatchery. tf
Notice to ow’ners—Register your
farm or city property for sale with
me. I have a list of cash buyers
for good farms. Thirty years suc
cessful real estate experience. Long
term farm loans at 4% interest.
Terms to suit you. E. D. Collins,
Masonic Bldg., Lima. tf
Wanted—Woman helper in pro
duce buying station. Address reply
to Post office Box 22, Bluffton, Ohio.
Wanted—To buy or borrow ice
trays for electric refrigerator. Call
Bluffton phone 480-T or ilch’s
For sale—Sweet years for pickling
and canning. Steiner Fruit Farm.
For sale—Apple cider vinegar.
Stanley Bixel, 3 miles north of town.
For sale—87 acres 3 miles south
of Lima. For information call
Beaverdam phone 342.
For sale—Cooking apples also
crab apples. Myron Motter, South
For sale—P o a o e s. Clarence
Steiner, Bluffton phone. tf
For sale—Large blue plums ripe
about Aug. 20 also Lombard plums
week later Wealthy and Maiden
blush apples at that time. No Sun
day sales, Joseph Hobegger.
For sale—60 acre farm near Bluff
ton also small house with electricity,
city water and gas. Mrs. H. W.
Althaus, Bluffton phone 238-W.
For sale—Upright player piano.
Mrs. Ezra Amstutz, Pandora phone.
For sale—Duroc pure bred male
hog. Levi Althaus, Bluffton phone.
For sale—Load of scrap lumber.
Inquire 568 S. Main street. Bluff
tone phone 196-W.
For sale—200 White Leghorn and
250 I’hite Rock chicks hatched Aug
ust 7, now on feed in our batteries.
For sale—Antique furniture in
cluding horsehair settee rosewood
frame and four solid walnut ladder
chairs $100 also chest of drawers
solid walnut $50. Inquire 568 S.
Main Street. Telephone 196-W.
For sale—Home made tractor
also John Deere 2-row cultivator
and Oliver sulky plow’. Joseph L.
Thompson, Bluffton phone 566-Y.
For sale—Good used dining room
suite. Mrs. Clyde Myers, Fett
Apts. No. 3.
For sale—Potatoes. Harold Stein
er, 1 mile west on Grove street road.
I then left to first place on left hand
side. Bluffton phone 626-Y. tf
For sale—Eight room house, mod
em except furnace. Mrs. Rolland
Guider, 108 Riley St., Bluffton, O. 17
For sale—Lot and building at
corner of Grove and Jackson streets.
Inquire 568 S. Main St. tf
Lost—Ration Books No. 4 issued
to Chris and Alice Santschi. Finder
returne to 107 Kibler street. 18
Lost—Two No. 4 Ration books
issued to Joyce and Joe Decker.
Finder please call Bluffton phone
Where Our Service
Pvt. Donivan Moser 35295881
Co. C, 322nd Med. Bn.
A. P. O. 445, c/o Postmaster
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Sgt. John Stonehill 3500067
Co. D, 84th Bn., 17th Gr. ASFTC
Camp Claiborne, La.
Cpl. Gerald A. Basinger 35336588
3705th A. A. F. B. U., Sec.
Lowry Field No. 2,
Pvt. Adrian L. Basinger
5th Tng. Bn.,
Inf. Tng. Rept T. C. (F. M. F.)
Co. D, Camp Pendleton
1551 Fire Law Recalled
A fire law of 1551 forbade build
ing wooden houses in Amsterdam.
You intended to ...
but did you?
Insurance—the protection of
your property—it too import
ant to be overlooked.
Good intentions are no sub
stitute for good insurance. The
one way to be sure of good
insurance is to see about it
today—tomorrow may be too
We*ll be glad to help you—
W. F. IUTZI
Fire Auto Bonds
MUNSON R. BIXEL, M. D.
Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. M.
1-3 P. M. 7-8 P. M.
Office, 118 Cherry St.
Phone 120-F Bluffton, O.
I will receive sealed bids on
the Mrs. W. S. Dearth proper
ty on North Main St., Bluffton,
Ohio. Lot 150 ft. by 58 ft.,
with two houses. All bids to
be in by Aug. 31, 1944. I
reserve the right to reject any
or all bids.
RT. 1, BLUFTON. OHIO
The Morning Star Cider
Press will he operated
beginning Wednesday, Au
gust 16 and every W ednes
day thereafter until furth
Basinger & Son
The undersigned will re
ceive bids for the 80 acre
farm in Orange township
known as the Benedict
Leichty farm, 2 miles
southeast of Bluffton.
All bids to be in my
hands not later than
August 15. The right is
reserved to reject any or
Mt. Blanchard, Ohio
& Robert Young in
“Banjo On My Knee”
AUG. 17, 18 & 19
“Snow White and
The Seven Dwarfs”
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