Necessity of conserving commercial
vehicles hauling dairy products to
prevent a serious breakdown before
the close of the war will take Bluff
ton area producers, haulers, dealers
and processors to a meeting in the
AAA office on the fifth floor of the
Dauch building in Lima, at 2:30
next Monday afternoon.
Bluffton area representatives at
tending the meeting will assist in
electing a dairy industry transpor
tation committee, it was announced.
The committee will work with the
Office of Defense Transportation in
trucks used in the transportation of
Mr. and Mrs. Noah F. Steiner cel
ebrated their golden wedding anni
versary last Saturday evening with
a family dinner at the home of their
daughter, Mrs. Adella Oyer of the
Rauenstein Apts, on North Main
street where Mrs. Steiner has been
convalescing the past several weeks.
The couple were married on Jan
uary 6, 1895, in the Defenseless
Mennonite church north of Grabill,
Indiana, by the late Rev. Joseph
Mr. Steiner, youngest son of the
late Rev. Abraham and Mary Ann
(Kohler Steiner, was born and
reared on the old Steiner homstead
which is now the John Diller farm
four miles west of Bluffton. Mr.
and Mrs. Steiner lived on this farm
during the first five years of their
married life, but in 1900 they moved
to the adjacent farm, originally part
of the homestead, where they have
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BRIDGE AND BUILDING
Must meet WMG requirements.
These are full wartime jobs and
good possibilities for postwar
work. Liberal railroad retirement
and unemployment benefits.
Call at the nearest A. C. & Y.
station and the agent will give
you complete information.
The Akron, Canton &
Youngstown Railroad Co.
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Call Meeting Of Dairymen As
Transportation Crisis Looms
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Raising promising heifers from your best
cows is the way to build up your herd for
the future ... and the MASTER MIK
tnethod is the way to raise good calves
with less time and uou^le and with lass
MASTER FEED MILL
Leland Basinger, Mgr.
Phone 317-W Bluffton, Ohio
men have announced that unless a
further curtailment in mileage is
effected soon, the commercial vehicles
used by the industry will seriously
meet with breakdown.
ODT District Manager Fred W.
Myers said that trucks used by dairy
firms in this district are of seven
year-old vintage, adding to the com
plications resulting from a drastic
shortage of tires and parts.
resided ever since.
Mrs. Steiner, the former Susan
Gerig, and the daughter of the late
Peter and Magdalena (Rupp) Gerig,
was born near Grabill, Indiana.
Mr. Steiner, now 72 years of age,
was engaged in farming until his
retirement about ten years ago. He
formerly specialized in the raising of
pure bred Duroc Jersey hogs and
was well known for his public sales.
Mrs. Steiner is 69 years old.
There are seven children: Mrs.
Albert Oyer, Mrs. Adella Oyer, Mrs.
Earl Jorg, and Nelson Steiner, all of
Bluffton Mrs. Harry Bertsche of
Gridley, Illinois Mrs. Karl Gierman
of Oak Lawn, Illinois, and Stanley
Steiner of Detroit, Michigan. They
have twelve grandchildren and five
An informal program was held in
honor of the couple preceding the
dinner. The entertainment consisted
of several piano and vocal selections
by the grandchildren. Favorite
hymns were sung by the entire
group. Mrs. Mary Ann Lugibill,
sister of Mr. Steiner, gave a read
ing. An inspiring talk was given by
Rev. Eli G. Steiner, a double first
cousin of the children of the couple.
Both Mr. and Mrs. St einer offered
appropriate comments following the
The buffet dinner was served from
a table centered with a golden anni
versary cake. Following the dinner
several scenic films of Detroit were
shown by Stanley Steiner.. Later in
the evening Mrs. Fred Hahn sere
naded the couple with several old
time Swiss songs sung to the ac
companiment of a zyther harp.
Those present at the occasion
were: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Oyer and
daughters Lois, Ada May, and Mrs.
Charles Suter Mrs. Adella Oyer and
daughters Ethelyn and Alice Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Jorg and children
Wilma Jean and Paul Allen Nelson
Steiner and son A. Rudolph, all of
Bluffton Mrs. Karl Gierman and
daughters Irlene Sue and Miriam
Kay of Oaklawn, Ill. Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley Steiner of Detroit, Mich.
Mrs. Mary Ann Lugibill, Rev. and
Mrs. E. G. Steiner, and Ray Nis
wander of Bluffton and the honored
guests, Mr. and Mrs. Steiner.
The couple were remembered with
many lovely flowers, gifts, and greet
Those unable to attend were: Rev.
and Mrs. Harry Bertsche and son
Evan of Gridley, Ill. James Bertsche
of Northern Baptist Theological
Seminary, Chicago, and Ruth
Bertsche of Taylor University, Up
land, Ind. Mrs. Nelson Steiner and
daughter Mary Margaret Mr. Karl
Gierman Lt. and Mrs. Robert Oyer
of Camp Ellis, Ill. Pfc. and Mrs.
Edward Schumacher of Camp Crow
der, Mo. Pvt. Herbert Oyer in the
South Pacific and Mr. Charles Su
ter of Medaryville, Ind.
Dairy feed payment rates in Ohio
for November and December, 1944,
and for January, February and
March, 1945, will be 70 cents a
hundredweight for milk or 11 cents
a pound for butterfat. Applications
for payments covering the first two
months must be filed before March 1,
1945, and applications for the last
three months may be made within
60 days after March 31.
Life in a deluxe auto trailer court
at Lomita, Calif., is pictured in a
recent letter from Mrs. Keith H.
Dickerson, the former Kathleen
Stauffer, to her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Stauffer, of South Main
Mr. and Mrs. Dickerson moved
from Gary, Ind., to the California
location last October, taking with
them their three-room, 27-foot trail
er. They made the trip in 12 days,
driving only during daylight.
At Lomita they located their trail
er in a beautiful modern trailer
park which has macadam roads and
concrete sidewalks leading to all
buildings and trailer lots. The park
is well landscaped with shrubs and
trees, and white fences are erected
around each trailer.
Schedule Of Federal
Income Tax Payments
Schedule of federal income tax
payments due the early part of this
year was announced during the last
week to clear up misunderstandings
resulting from more than one date
being involved in making reports.
Dates for the various phases of in
come tax reportings are as follows:
January 15 Deadline
Deadline for payment of last in
stallment on declarations of esti
mated 1944 tax for persons whose
tax wasn’t substantially covered by
withholdings from pay. This applies
to persons who made more than
$2,700 if single or $3,500 for a
married couple, those who weren’t
on regular wages or salaries, or who
had 1944 income of more than $100
in addition to wages or salaries.
(Note: Taxpayers owing a final
installment, including those who, be
cause of increased or decreased in
come on the closing months oY 1944,
need to change their declarations,
can save some work by filling out,
instead, a final regular return for
1944 and settling up by Jan. 15.)
March 15 Deadline
1—Final return on 1944 income.
Taxpayers whose only income was
from wages or salaries up to $5,000
may send in the receipt for with
holdings from pay which the employ^
er is required to provide by Jan. 31,
and let the government figure wheth
er they owre any more or whether it
ow’es them. Taxpayers in this group
may, if they choose, and others must,
file a return on Form 1040 and com
pute the tax themselves, pay any
balance due or ask a refund if too
much has been withheld. (Those
who file a final return by Jan. 15
won’t have to send in another March
2—Payments of the other half of
the uncanceled portion of 1942 or
1943 taxes postponed from the start
of pay-as-you-go a year ago.
3— Declarations of estimated 1945
tax, with first quarterly payment,
from (a) persons wdhose 1945 in
come is expected to total more than
$5,000 plus $500 for each dependent,
including wife or (b) whose income
isn’t subject to withholdings from
pay, or (c) who will have outside
income of more than $100 in addi
tion to wages or salaries. Exception:
Farmers, who will have until Jan.
15, 1946, to file 1945 declarations.
Note that the requirements for
declarations are changed for 1945 to
eliminate wage and salary earners in
the $2,700-$5,000 group, who are
subject to the increased withholdings
from pay effective Jan. 1.
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
The State of Ohio, A|M Coknty, ■*.
Estate of Noah Bftraelr.I Deeeaaed.
Anna E BnfFrbfiLawn Ave..
Bluffton, Ohio. tiHaVLjFn appointed and quali
fied as ExecutrL ojhe ewtat* of Noah Ra
sinarer. late of AUjm County, Ohio, deceased.
Dated this Sth d«” of Januar”. 1945.
RAYMOND P. SMITH.
Buy War Bonds for Victory!
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Always store lumber, cordwood, scrap and trash in'
a place definitely selected for the purpose. Stack it
so it won't fall. Remove
nails from loose boards.
Don't permit children to
climb on machinery,
barn roofs, silos or on
Never lean forks and
poles against hay or
straw stacks, or loads
Keep small children away from water tanks. They
might fall in and drown.
Never string clothes lines across pathways or in areas
where wood is chopped.
Don't move a machine without first signalling your
assistant. Be certain no children are in your way.
Provide a clear vision of the highway from your
driveway Many accidents occur because people
don't stop on their drives to see if other vehicles
are coming down the highway. Vehicles on high
ways have the right of way.
Life In DeLuxe Auto Trailer Court
Described By Former Local Woman
NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL
There is a large, screened laundry
room, ironing boards, sinks with
drain boards to wash vegetables, a
recreation room furnished with liv
ing room furniture for parties or
other entertaining, including a piano,
Victrola, divans, chairs and tables.
Lots on which the trailers are
placed are large, with beautiful
lawns and gardens on them. All
dogs must be kept leashed and no
children are permitted in the court.
The park was constructed prior to
the war, and owners who have trail
ers there are the class of people one
would find in the better residential
section of any city. Mrs. Dickerson
concludes with the statement that
there are different kinds of trailer
parks just as there are good and
poor sections in cities.
Wins Award For
Preparation Of Fur
Carl L. Amstutz, a w’ell known
trapper from Bluffton, is a winner
of a daily aw'ard in the Sixteenth
National Fur Show conducted by the
Raw’ Ftlr ''Marketing Service of
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Amstutz’s carefully handled Musk
rat pelt brought him one of the $5.00
daily awards, as a result of its be
ing judged one of the three best
handled skins among all pelts re
ceived at Sears Raw Fur Marketing
Station in Chicago on Saturday, De
cember 30th—and, in addition, en
titles Amstutz to consideration for
one of the Major Awards, including
$1,000.00 first award, to be selected
at the final judging which will be
held in April.
Correct pelt preparation the
prime purpose of the fur shows—
has proved to be of vital importance
to trappers due to the fact that mil
lions of dollars were formerly wasted
through careless, incorrect skinning,
stretching and drying of furs—dol
lars w’hich could readily have gone
into the trappers’ pockets instead of
being cast to the winds.
Well-prepared pelts command more
money than poorly-handled ones—
thus increasing not alone the earn
ings of the trapper, but the value of
our country’s natural resources.
Sears Fur Show was established to
stress the point and, thus, to en
courage correct pelt handling.
All awards are for pelt handling
only, not kind or value of skin. Full
details are given in the 1944-45 edi
tion of Tips To Trappers free copy
of this book may be obtained by
writing Sears Raw Fur Marketing
Service at Chicago.
A family dinner was held on
Sunday in the home of Mrs. Barbara
Light. Those attending w’ere Mr.
and Mrs. Glen Reiter and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Reiter and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Lehr Green
and Betty, Mr. and Mrs. Willis King
and children, Mr. and Mrs. A. E.
King, Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Wolfrom
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Reiter and
children were recent dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Carr.
A minor fire did some damage to
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Haas one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kramer call
ed on Mr. and Mrs. Ami Nonnamak
er Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cole and family
of West Salem and Mr. and Mrs.
Mark Dailey of Lima were recent
dinner guests of Mrs. Dessie Beagle
and daughter Genevieve.
Mrs. Dessie Beagle and daughter
Genevieve spent Saturday afternoon
with her sister Mrs. Joyce Dailey
and family of Rawson.
The Evangelical Sunday school
entertained the Beginners, Primary
and Junior Departments at a Christ
mas party held in the home of
Flame' LanternsraiuL Lamps
Tech. Sgt. Nathan Garen of
Laredo, Texas, spent the holidays
with his family Mrs. Garen and sons
Dennis and Garry.
A family dinner was held recently
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel
Wolfrom, Sunday. Those present
w’ere Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Wolfrom
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Farrel
Wolfrom and sons Jerry and Nor
man of Rawson, Mr. and Mrs. Orval
Clymer and children, Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Wolfrom and son of Findlay.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kramer were
recent dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Nonnamaker and family
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kramer called
Sunday afternoon on Mr. and Mrs.
S. F. Nonnamaker in Bluffton.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jones held a
family dinner on Christmas in their
home. Those present were: Mr. and
Mrs. L. W. Dukes and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence Jones and family,
Mr. Ralph Jones, Jr., Cpl. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Smith of Lima
w’ere recent dinner guests of Mr.
Do not confuse gasoline with kerosene.
Store in safe containers of different size
on which name has been printed in
large letters. Paint gasoline containers
Beware of a lamp that smokes or "acts
up." The smoke and fumes are com
Pul out the flame before refilling a lamp or lantern
and allow it to cool. Refill in a well ventilated room
dree from open flame. Avoid spilling gasoline or kero
sene. They form flammable and sometimes explosive
vapor mixtures with air.
Provide convenient hooks for
hanging lanterns securely
and solid resting places for
lamps away from flammable
materials and well off the
Do not buy tall lamps with small bases.
Keep wicks and burners clean.
NATIONAL safety council
and Mrs. H. I. Fretz and family.
Mrs. Joyce Rosenfelder called on
Mrs. Laura Ghaster and daughter
Ruth, Saturday evening.
Mrs. Glen Reiter, Mrs. J. E. Jones
called on Mrs. Laura Ghaster and
daughter Ruth, Sunday afternoon.
Gale Griffith of the Navy w’as
home on a ten day furlough with
his family over the holidays. He is
stationed at Great Lakes, Ill.
Mrs. Nettie Pitzene returned home
after a tw’o wreeks visit with her
daughter and son-in-law’ Pvt. and
Mrs. Tom Hall in Dayton.
Mrs. Laura Ghaster has been
quite ill at her home here. Her
daughter Ruth has been taking care
of her. She is some better at
The 5-year farm census will be
taken, starting the second week in
January. Funds already were avail
able for taking the census but the
last Congress refused additional
funds to distribute information
about the facts discovered. Funds
for that purpose may be pranted by
the present Congress.
Heat your home- I
better more economically
Warm Morning TypeiHeaters
Easy to Own Easy to Operate v Easy on Fuel
These efficient room heaters are ration free—yand best of
all, we have them in stock, ready for immediate delivery while
our supply lasts.
They are something different from the old type of heating
stoves—coal is fed from a magazine—you fill it once a day,
and that’s all. It’s a new idea in heating and you’ll be surprised
at the fuel saving which gives.
Come in today and see this heater—one that’s different,
operating on a scientific heating principle that gives you more
heat and saves you money’every day you operate it. Get your
heater now—while we can make immediate delivery.
Basinger’s Furniture Store
Practise Typing Pa'per
Standard Size 8 1-2 11 Inches
5CC Sheets .. 35c
(No Broken Packages)
Bluffton Netus Cffice
THURSDAY, JAN. 11, 1945
Area Sought Here
Establishment of an Allen county
soil conservation district has been
proposed to the state soil conserva
tion committee by a group of farm
ers in the county.
Hearing on the matter is sched
uled at a meeting of the state com
mittee Thursday, January 18 in the
State Office building at Columbus. IF
the petition is acted on favorably by
the reviewing commission, the pro
posal will be voted on by farmers
of the county at the next regular
Raymond Stratton, of Bluffton, is
secretary of the farm organization
proposing establishment of the soil
conservation district here. Other
officers include Guy Larue, president,
of Lafayette, and Edgar Begg, vice
president, of Columbus Grove.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our sincere*
thanks to all the neighbors and
friends for their aid and sympathy
during the illness and death of our
beloved wife, mother and sister,
Frances Sommers also Rev. Peter
son who officiated at the funeral
services, the pallbearers, singers
and others who assisted in any way
and also for all the floral offerings.
Paul Sommers & Children
LOCAL AND LONG
tine that kill
Get bottle of
Dr. Hbm Liquid
(coats c®°t or
laaa per bird).
And next time you
feed the flock Id
•preed thin film
of the Lou«»
Sidney’^ Drug Shop
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