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Emmet Augsburger spent Sunday
at Berne, Ind., and also took part
in the Messiah rendition which was
given at the First Mennonite church
The Missionary Band of the Eben
ezer church had their monthly pro
gram with Jean and Cassie Diller
last Wednesday evening.
Misses Verna and Marie Winkler
of Toledo spent the week end with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
The- Ebenezer Mennonite iiunday
school elected the following officers
Sunday for the coming year:
Supt. Willis Amstutz Asst. Clar
ence Jones Sec. and Treas. Clifton
Diller Asst. Robert Gerber Mana
ger Morris Niswander Asst. Merlin
Zimmerly Chorister Chris Gratz
Asst. Evan Sommers Pianist Helen
Schnegg Asst. Mabel Amsutz Li
brarian Verna Keifer Sunday School
Committee Mrs. Melvin Zimmerly
Primary Dept. Mrs. Watson Steiner
Asst. Rhoda Amstutz Home Dept.
Mrs. Kenneth Diller Asst. Mrs. Mor
ris Niswander Radio Committee
Mrs. Vinton Bucher Ushers are
elected by the church to serve as
ushers for the Sunday School.
Dennis Diller, Lloyd Basinger and
Arlie Augsburger are employed in
the Buckeye Machine Shop at Lima
on the night shift.
Wilmer Lehman, son of Mr. and
Mrs. P. L. Lehman was medically
discharged from the army recently
and returned home Saturday even
Miss Melva Burkholder, nurse of
Dayton and the daughter of Amos
Burkholder, was married last Sat
urday, December 2nd to Frederick
Seaman of Dayton. They will make
their home in Dayton where they are
both employed.
Mrs. Roy Mochler of near Lima has
Take the slump,
out of winter
Cows on the Dr. Hess Research I
Farm seldom go off feed or off
production. They handle dry feed
and roughage without a bit of
trouble. These cows get Stock
Tonic in addition to their ration.
Steck Tonic supplies the Wg
three. First, tonics that stimulate
appetite and help the cow process
her feed. Second, minerals that
are essential for body mainte
nance and for a heavy flow of
milk. Third, vitamin D. There is
often a deficiency of this vitamin
in winter when cows are in the
barn. We believe the bi& three
will prove beneficial to youf herd
Sidney’s Drug Shop
Made with
of care and plenty of the egg mash that contains the proper
mixture of the essentials for heavy egg productioa ... The formula
for this feed has been tested in the Master Mix Laboratories.
been seriously ill 4t the Memorial
hospital in Lima sinci last week with
a blood clot in her hea^L Mrs. Moch
ler is the former Frances Diller and
the daughter of Mrs. Eli Diller.
A pot luck dinner was held Sun
day in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Winkler when her brother,
Gideon Niswander and family of Ot
tawa and the Sam Bixel family and
their daughters, Miss Verena and
Marie W’inkler of Toledo came in and
surprised them.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Althaus en
tertained for their oldest son on his
birthday on last Friday evening the
"following: Mr. and Mrs. Vernon
Burkholder and sons, Mr. and Mrs.
Eli Garmatter and children, Mr. and
Mrs. Milo Lora and sons and Mr. and
Mrs. Raymond Moser and family.
The approaching marriage of Miss
iVera Alice, youngest daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ezra Bucher and Harold L.
Diller, T. M. 3-c of Portsmouth (Mel
ville) R. I. was announced from the
I pulpit of the Ebenezer Mennonite
church, Sunday morning by Rev. J.
J. Esau. The wedding to take place
i Saturday evening at the Ebenezer
Miss Susie Welty returned week
ago Tuesday well pleased with her
trip to California.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Warkentin
moved the first of the week to the
Mrs. Sarah Althaus house, six miles
west of Bluffton, vacated by the
Frank Hartman family who purchas
ed a property at Findlay and moved
last week.
Susie Welty returned home a week
ago Sunday after spending several
weeks in California.
Harold Diller TM 3/c arrived
at the home of his parents Tuesday
to spend a ten-day furlough. He is
stationed at Portsmouth-Melville,
Rhode Island.
Rev. and Mrs. J. J. Boehr and
daughters, Mary Ellen and Anna
Lou, Emma Lehman, Lois Geiger,
Mr .and Mrs. H. M. Kohli and son,
Jr., Marcile and Esther Reichenbach
and Noah Bixel were at Berne, Ind.,
Sunday evening, to hear the “Mes
siah” presented by the choir of the
Mennonite church there.
Lt. Paul Schey left for Boston,
Mass., Sunday afternoon after spend
ing his furlough with his home folks.
Pfc. Frederick Reichenbach who
was wounded in France several
months ago has been able to return
home recently for a furlough.
Pfc. Ernest Boehr is expecting to
arrive here to spend several weeks
at the home of his parents. He has
been stationed at Camp Mason, San
Francisco, Calif., for some time.
Amos and Herbert Hilty have
postponed their public sale till next
Monday on account of the severe
snow storm Monday night and Tues
day. Roads were made impassable
and Bluffton and Pandora schools
suspended classes indefinitely.
Esther Reichenbach spent the
week end in the home of Mr. and
Mrs, Dennis Zimmerman and family
at Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Dr. Harvey Basinger of Mountain
Lake, Minn. ,was here to attend the
public sale on the home farm last
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Basinger are
Don’t waste good feed on non-producers. Cull out non-producers
keep the good birds busy on the nest! Give good hens the best
Master Feed Mill
Leland Basinger, Mgr.
Phone 317-W Bluffton, Ohio
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Chicks of all popular breeds will be hatched. Come in, call in, or write
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Special early order discounts. Complete poultry service, feeds, remedies,
equipment and supplies.
Open Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings until 9 p. m. pre
ceding our Special Grand Opening. Watch for the announcement.
E, J. Wahlie, Co-owner and Manager—Albert Winkler & Will Luginbuhl in Charge
expecting to make their home at
Mountain Lake.
Rev. Clarence Jones, missionary in
Quito, Ecuador, and now on furlough
in this country spoke at the Pandora
Missionary church Saturday evening.
Mr. Jones, as on all previous appear
ances in this locality, brought an
inspiring message.
Howard and Richard Welty, Albert
Schutz, Francis Lehman and Rich
ard Frantz returned home from their
deer hunting trip the latter part of
the week.
Mrs. Josephine Moser visited her
son, Lawrence, in Toledo part of last
Dan Lugibihl, of Berne, Ind., is
spending the week at the home of
his sister, Mr. and Mrs. William
Lt. and Mrs. Myron Welty of Big
Spring, Texas, are visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Zim
merly at present.
Claire Schumacher is at present
employed at the tank depot in Lima.
Pleasant View
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Reichenbach
spent Sunday with his father Henry
Reichenbach and family of near
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Cramer and
little son of West Independence and
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Basinger and
sons of Columbus Grove spent Sun
day with their mother Mrs. L. M.
Mr. and Mrs. Japer Dukes and
children called in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Donald Harris and son
Thursday evening.
Neighbors and friends gave Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Carr an old-fash
ioned belling, Wednesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Harris attended
the funeral of Samuel Roether at
the Coldren funeral home in Find
lay, Friday.
J. G. Harris and son John spent
Tuesday in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Warren Bennett and family of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips, Jr.,
of Ada, are the parents of a baby
girl born Sunday at the Bluffton
Community hospital. Mrs. Phillips
was the former Miss Genevieve Wyn
koop of this place.
The Ladies Harmony Circle will
meet in the home of Mrs. Lucile
Frantz this Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Bernice Clymer will be the
program leader with the subject
“Love Came Down at Christmas”.
Each one is to bring a gift for
their mystery pal.
Schools Closed, Cars,
Trucks Stuck In Drifts
(Continued from page 1)
but turned back because of the
blocked roads. A morning news
paper from Findlay did not arrive
in town until Tuesday afternoon.
Drifts were worse on east and
west roads in the rural areas, but all
highways were blocked and farmers
have been isolated for the most part
for two days.
Workers Out
The local plant of The Triplett
Electrical Instrument Co. had only
about 55 per cent of its regular
force on the job when work was
started Tuesday morning, but strag
glers kept coming in thruout the
day. Some workers who had left
home at daybreak did not make it
to Bluffton until early afternoon,
and most of them had driven miles
out of their way.
Snow plows, working continuously,
have been able to keep only the main
highways open, and additional drift
ing Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday
night further complicated their prob
The snow storm had its inception
Sunday afternoon, but much of it
melted as it fell, and when the fall
of snow eased off Monday morning
there was no evidence of the condi
tions that Monday night was to
Late Monday afternoon saw a re
sumption of the snowfall, however,
and by daybreak Tuesday there had
been an official fall of about three
inches. Roads were drifted by the
wind during the night, and by morn
ing there were drifts several feet
in depth.
A public sale scheduled for Tues
day was postponed because roads
made it impossible for farmers to
Local Ked Cross inembers held a
community sewingr at the school build
ing Wednesday.
Miss Margaret Hvlty was home
from Findlyay over 'he week end.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Phillips have
gone to Oneco, Fla., near Bradenton
for the winter. They built their own
college in that village several years
Mrs. Lavern Badertscher and child
ren and her sister, Mrs. Roy Cook
and little son were at Orrville several
days last w^gk.. Both Mrs, Cook and
Mrs. Badertscher, whose husbands are
in the service are staying with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Coral Donald
Mrs. Henry Buller, a former Ger
man refugee spoke at the Grace Men
nonite church, Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Clement Basinger
drove to Ft. Wayne, Ind., early Mon
day morning accompanied by Mr. and
Mrs. Adam Bixler. The Bixlers join
ed a couple from Elkton, Mich., at
Ft. Wayne and accompanied them to
California, where Mr. and Mrs. Bixler
will spent the winter with their son
Gilbert and family at Hollywood.
Albert Schutz, Francis Lehman,
Howard and Richard Welty, Richard
Frantz and Clyde Moser enjoyed a
hunting trip in southern Ohio last
The Grace Mennonite Ladies Mis
sionary society had a Christmas pro
gram at their meeting Thursday af
Mrs. M. I. Trostle entertained the
Advance club Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. R. A. Krohn returned home
from Detroit, Mich., the fore part of
the week.
Word was received here last week of
the death of Lieut. Howard Jerome
Decker, pilot of a P-49 fighter plane
in France, November 21. Howard is
the son of Mrs. Hallie Day Decker, of
Findlay, who is spending the winter
in Bradenton, Fla. Howard’s brother,
Sgt. Charles Decker, who recently re
turned from the Aleutian Islands, is
taking glider training in Texas. Both
boys were well known here being the
grandsons of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Day of Findlay.
A farm sale was held at the Dr.
Harvey Basinger farm east of Pan
dora, Friday afternoon. Dr. Basing
er lives in Mountain Lake, Minn., and
the farm was managed by his brother
Lawrence Hilty, who is home on
furlough from a C. P. S. untit will go
from here to Ypsilanti, Mich., to work
in a hospital unit.
Memorial services honoring the
memory of the life of Pfc. Melvin
Hilty, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Mel
vin Hilty will be held at the Grace
Mennonite church Sunday afternoon,
December 17th at three o’clock. Pfc.*
Hilty left for England, May 1st and
in July joined General Patton’s third
army in France. A letter received
from him by his parents was dated
November 7, telling his parents the
army was close to Metz. His death
followed two days later, November 9.
Rev. and Mrs. W. F. Cummings of
the M. E church, entertained the
Methodist ministers and* wives of Put
nam county, Monday1 night- of last
week. A covered dish supper was
The Missionary church will have
their Christmas program Wednesday
evening, December 20.
The P. T. A. are having a Christmas
program Wednesday evening. Re
freshments will be Served during the
evening, also a tree will be trimmed
for the boys and girls in prison camps.
The vesper service to have been
held at the M. E. church, Sunday af
ternoon, has been changed to Saturday
night, December 23.
Mrs. Ruth Davis, daughter of Mrs.
Davy Diller of Carey, visited her
aunts, Misses Mary and Hariet Davy,
several days last week.
Mrs. M. I. Trostle entertained the
W. S. C. S. at her home, Thursday
night of this week.
George Mohr of Toledo, Mrs. Clara
Mohr of Findlay and Mr. and Mrs.
John Biery ate Sunday dinner with
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Miller.
Paul George, who has undulent fev
er, hasn’t been as well as usual lately.
Clyde Waltz, who lived three miles
south west of Pandora, passed away
early Friday morning from complica
tions. Funeral services were held at
the Columbus Grove Presbyterian
church, Sunday afternoon, with burial
in Bluffton cemetery. Mr. Waltz was
a former school man, and was a form
er superintendent of schools at Xenia
and Mansfield.
Evan Waltz and family attended the
Clyde Waltz funeral. They will re
main with his mother until Friday.
Evan w?to is in the Navy, is taking
training in Chicago for a Radio tech
The Oren Core family moved onto
their farm near Findlay last Thursday
Merlin Jones and family moved into
the E. J. Miller farm house that same
Dale Snavely and family and Chas.
Anderson of Holgate were week end
guests at the Hiram Krohn home.
Mrs. Snavely and two children re
mained here for another week. The
Snavely family and Charles will spend
the Christmas vacation here also.
Miss Mary Davy accompanied her
niece, Mrs. Ruth Davis of Carey to
Lima, where they visited Mr. and Mrs.
Charlie Hartzel over the week end.
The roads were very slippery the
fore part of the week and many were
impassible on Tuesday.
Captain Sheldon O. Hall in the U.
S. Marine corps, and who is an in
structor at the air basee near St. Au
gustine, Fla., was recently married to
Miss Barbara Ann Batchelder of that
city. Captain Hall is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. R. N. Hall of north west of
Pandora several miles.
Mrs. Lennis Steiner entertained the
members of her Sunday school class,
one evening last week.
Stephen Moravay and family spent
several days at Detroit, Mich., with
relatives last week. Pvt. Morvay,
who has a twenty-one day furlough
from a California camp, leaves Decem
ber 12.
Because of snow-blocked roads the
Amos Hilty farm sale to have been
held Tuesday was postponed until
next Monday., The Hilty farm has
been offered for sale.
Mrs. Harold Marshall spent the
week end with her sister Mrs. Leo
Shank in Portland, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Begg were
in Columbus on business Tuesday
and Wednesday of last week and also
visited with relatives at Brice.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Marshall
were Tuesday evening dinner guests
of Dr. and Mrs. Lysle Baumgartner
of Mishawaka, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Downs of Li
ma and sons Wallace of Chicago
were Saturday evening guests of Mr.
and Mrs. F. C. Marshall and son Ro
bert. Mrs. Paul Geiser and son Ron
nie of Bluffton were Sunday after
noon callers.
Mrs. Delmer Reagan of Dayton
spent the week end with her parents
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Campbell. Mrs.
Reagan plans to spend the Christ
mas vacation with her husband, Lt.
Reagan in Salina, Kan.
Herbert Marshall represented the
local Presbyterian Church at the
World Order Movement Conference,
held in the Collingwood Avenue Pres
byterian church in Toledo, Tuesday
afternoon and evening.
Mrs. Carl Cahill and Mrs. Allen
McCluer and daughter Donna Mae of
Bluffton spent Wednesday with Mrs.
Orlo Marshall.
Mrs. William Althaus, Mrs. J. C.
Begg ,Mrs. E. E. Freet, Mrs. Law
rence Begg and Mrs. Orville Huber
attended the club luncheon at the
Barr hotel in Lima, Friday for offi
cers of local clubs of the Allen
County Federated clubs of Farm
Alfred Coon has been among those
on the sick list the past weeK.
Lieut. Robert Barnett who has
been an instructor in Celestial Navi
gation at Hondo Field, Texas, the
past two years has been tranferred
to Langley Field, Va., near Norfolk.
He was accompanied to his new loca
tion by his wife, the former Mary
Marshall, and son David.
Pvt. Ralph Marshall who has been
stationed at a camp in Louisiana for
several months, now has an A.P.O.
New York as his address received
here Friday by his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Herbert Marshall.
Word was received here the last of
the week that Chaplain E. N .Bige
low and his family who have been
living in Paris, Texas, near Camp
Maxey are transferred to Camp Gru
ber, Okla, this week.
Sgt. Robert McCormick, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Grant McCormick and a
grandson of Mrs. Stella Cupp Gart
ner of Huntsville, has been reported
missing in action in France since
November. He previously saw action
in Africa and Corsica and was an in
speettor of small rifles before joining
the infantry. The family is well
known by many of our readers.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Marshall at
tended a dinner in the home of Mrs.
Elsie Buckland in Bluffton, Friday
night when, she as outgoing Matron
of Bluffton Chapter O. E. S. enter
tained her officers and several other
The December meeting of the
Profit and Pleasure club will be held
with Mrs. Donald Van Meter, Wed
nesday afternoon of next week. A
gift exchange will follow the pro
gram which will be a panel discus
sion by Mrs. Harry Mayberry, Mrs.
Coy Kohli and Mrs. Raymond An
derson on The Jews with the Nativ
ity in mind.
Mrs. Clyde Van Meter will be host
ess to members of the Friendly
Neighbor’s club, Thursday afternoon
of next week instead of the regular
time. The following program in
keeping with the Christmas season
has been arranged: Song—Club
Devotions—Mrs. William Stephens
Roll Call—Bible Verse Voval duet—
Mrs.. Osa Reams and Mrs. Frank
Hall Christmas Story—Mrs. Stanley
Salter Christmas Poem—Mrs. Stew
art Berryhill. Following the pro
gram a gift exchange and social hour
will be enjoyed.
The Monroe-Richland Farm Bureau
Council No. 4 met Tuesday evening
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter
We wish to thank all the friends
and neighbors for their aid and sym
pathy extended during the illness and
death of our beloved father, E. M.
Ingalls also Rev. Penhorwood who of
ficiated at the funeral services and all
those sending flowers.
East Orange
The ladies of the Riley Creek Bap
tist church Missionary socity will
meet for an all-day sewing and mis
sionary meeting in the home of Mrs.
Matt Stewart on Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Mrs. Mary Stager, and Edith Stager
spent last Wednesday afternoon with
Emma Boutw’ell.
Sgt. Glenn Diltz of Texas is spend
ing a ten day furlough with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Diltz and
Mrs. Goldie Baker spent Thursday
trfternoori with Mrs. Emma Bdutwell.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wolfley of Bluff
ton were Sunday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Virgil Criblez and family.
Mrs. Wilda Smith and daughters
& s'
The Children.
The State of Ohio
Allen County, as.
Estate of Ellis M. Inralls, Dereaxcd.
Zelma Ingalls, of 416 N. Main St., Bluff
ton, Ohio, han been luqjJntial i and qualified
Administratrix of of Ellis M.
Ingalls, late of Alley County. Ohio, deceased.
Dated this 11th dWV of December. 1944.
36 Probate Judge.
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Ann and Jane of Arlington spent Fri
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Mrs. Mary Heldman, Ruth and
Charles Heldman were Sunday dinner
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beth Goetzinger and Maggie Kurtz of
Mr. and Mrs. Rayon Boutwell and
children, Lynn Ray and Lonnie Sue
spent Tuesday afternoon in the B. J.
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Miss Martha Marquart spent last
Thursday afternoon with Ilo Agin.
Mrs. Ilo Agin spent Monday after
noon with Kmwb-BoutweR.
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