THURSDAY, JAN. 11, 1945
Former Orange Twp.
Funeral, services for Mrs. Edna
(Hilty) Anspach, 66, daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Hilty of
Orange township, were held Satur
day afternoon in Columbus.
Mrs. Anspach died Thursday in
Columbus at the home of a daugh
ter, Mrs. Peter James.
The body was removed to Ada
where funeral services were held
Sunday afternoon in the Lantz and
Cretors funeral home follovred by
interment at Woodlawn cemetery
Mrs. Anspach, a native of Orange
township, lived here about 30 years
ago. Besides the daughter at whose
home she died, there survives an
other daughter Mrs. Virginia Fuller
also of Columbus.
Also surviving are a twin sister^
Mrs. Charles Strahin of Seattle,
Wash. three other sisters, Mrs. Roy
Ream, Lima, Mrs. Walter Schaublin
and Mrs. C. F. Niswander both of
Bluffton and three brothers, Henry
Hilty, Bluffton Walter Hilty, Glen
dora, Calif., and Milton Hilty, Co
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank the many friends
and neighbors for their aid and sym
pathy extended during the death and
burial of our beloved sister and aunt,
Mrs. Sibyl Mollett also Rev. Weed
and Rev. Fronsoe who officiated and
all others who assisted at the funeral
services and all those sending flow
Mrs. Helen Wells & Family
Schott’s or r**’
IT PAYS TO BUY THE BEST
OUR BRAND I FEEDS
15# HOG BALANCER S2.90
PIG STARTER U
LAYING MASH $ $3.50
Former Resident Is
Dead In Pennsylvania
Amos P. Steiner, 72, native of the
Swiss settlement northwest of Bluff
ton died at his home in Waynesboro,
Pa., according to word received here
the first of the week.
He was a member of the partner
ship of Steiner Bros., organized in
1915 which operated a tool and die
making plant in Lima and later sold
to the Lennox Furnace Co.
He has resided in Waynesboro for
the past 45 years where he was affil
iated with the Landis Tool company.
Mr. Steiner was the son of the
late Jacob and Catherine (Schu
macher) Steiner and was born on
what is now’ the Andy Balmer farm.
Surviving are his wife, Katherine,
and three daughters, Mrs. Ruth
Griggs, Philadelphia Mrs. Mary
Snyder and Mrs. Katherine Steven
son of Waynesboro one son Joseph
of Waynesboro and six grandchild
Also surviving are two brothers
Peter and John Steiner of Lima and
four sisters Mrs. T)avid Nusbaum
and Mrs. Andy Balmer of Bluffton
Mrs .Lydia McCleary of Waynesboro
and Miss Rhoda Steiner of Lima.
Funeral services will be held at
the Waynesboro Reformed Mennon
ite church of which he was a mem
Richard Balmer of the Navy has
been promoted to the rank of store
keeper second class, it was learned
the first of the week. He is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. James Balmer of
South Main street.
of present*4ay conditions.
Basinger Funeral Home
G. W. Comb* License! Funeral Director in Charre
during absence of Stanley E. Ba»inger, who is
serving our country in its Armed Force*.
W. H. Gratz Family Shoe Stere
The Bluffton Milling Co.
CUT PRICES MEAN CUT QUALITY
A variety of modern caskets, offering a
wide choice, enables etery family to ar
a service priced in keeping with
Seek our co
as froely as it is
THE BLUFFTON NEWS
B. F. B1ERY, Business Mgr.
C. A. BIERY, Editor
Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio,
by th ^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.
Max Miller is ill at his home on
North Main street.
Mrs. N. B. Steinman of Seneca,
Ill., called on Mrs. Thos. Koontz,
Clifford Niswander has been re
moved from the Bluffton hospital to
Lima Memorial hospital in the
Mrs. Chas. Danner received a
broken bone in the right wrist as the
result of a fall at her home west of
Mrs. M. M. Kibler has returned
from Lorain where she spent the hol
idays at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
E. W. Bash and family.
G. T. Soldner attended a state
meeting of representatives of In
vestment Syndicate at Dayton, Mon
Mrs. Alice Parker of Washington,
D. C., visited the past week at the
home of her father, Chris Santschi
of East Kibler street.
See me for memorials of all kinds.
Samuel Bixd, 409 S. Main St., Bluff
ton. Phone 429-W. Representing the
Lima Marble & Granite Co. tf
Mrs. Emma Boothby and Mrs. Fay
Isham left Wednesday morning for
Long Beach, Calif., to spend several
weeks with Charles Boothby and
family. He is a son of Mrs. Boothby
and brother of Mrs. Isham.
Mrs. Mont Morton and daughter
Judith of Muncie, Ind., are spending
several weeks with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Zuercher and daugh
Mrs. J. S. Steiner returned Sunday
evening after spending the holidays
with Dr. and Mrs. D. A. Baumgart
ner and family in Cleveland and Dr.
and Mrs. F. B. Dilley and family of
Staff Sgt. Richard Burkholder who
spent several weeks here with his
family and his mother, Mrs. Lida
Burkholder and daughters left Tues
day for LaGuardia field, New Y'ork
city where he will be stationed. He
was previously in Iceland for 20
Mrs. L. L. Huber of State College,
Pa., has returned to her home after
spending the holiday season with her
mother, Mrs. Wm. Althaus of North
Jackson street. Miss Bernice Althaus
who also visited her mother has re
turned to Hicksville to resume her
Don’t throw away your rubber
boots and rubber shoes. Maybe they
can be vulcanized. See me for sat
isfactory vulcanizing service. S. S.
Burkholder, 150 Cherry St., Bluffton.
Mrs. W. R. Althaus and Mrs. E. P.
Trittschut of Lewisburg visited Mrs.
Althaus’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D.
Amstutz of South Jackson street the
first of this week and attended the
funeral of Mrs. Sibyl Mollett, a for
mer Lewisburg resident.
Dinner guests, Saturday, in the
J. R. Fisher home in Orange town
ship were: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Gallant, daughter Patricia Ann and
Jimmy of Bucyrus and Mr. and Mrs.
Thos. Koontz. Afternoon visitors
were Mrs. John Backensto of Joliet,
Ill., and Aldine Kohli of Bluffton.
Diller ambulance removals: Miss
Vinnie Meeks of Rockport to Bluff
ton hospital Mrs. Everett Devore
and infant son from Bluffton hospital
to their home on North Spring street
Mrs. Cecil Hartman and infant son
from Bluffton hospital to the home
of her mother, Mrs. Y’ant in Beaver
dam Moses Baumgartner of New
Stark to Bluffton hospital Mrs.
Wayne Kidd and infant son from
Bluffton hospital to the home of Wm.
Buried In France
The body of George Burkholder,
22, former Bluffton High athletic
star killed in action in France, Sep
tember 22, was interred in a U. S.
military cemetery at Muether et
Moselle in France, according to
word received by his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Harvey H. Burkholder, of
three miles west of Bluffton.
Services were held at his grave
with a Protestant chaplain officiat
ing, the parents were informed.
Details of the burial were given
in a letter sent to the parents by
Wendell W. Bennett, commander of
the air force unit to which Burk
holder was assigned in liaison work.
Dies In Louisiana
Clyde Benroth, 62, died last Thurs
day at his home in Vivian, La., ac
cording to word received here by his
brother, Milton Benroth. He was a
former Bluffton resident and was
employed in the oil fields here some
thirty years ago.
Surviving are one daughter, Cleah,
of New Orleans and a son Harry in
th6 Seabees. Besides his brother
here he is survived by two other
brothers, John of Flint, Mich., and
George of' Vivian, La.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Lions Club To Hear
Judge Henry J. Robison, chief of
the division of social administration
of the Ohio State Department of
Welfare will be the speaker at a
meeting of the Bluffton Lions club at
6:15 p. m. next Tuesday in the Wal
Subject for the evening’s meeting
will be “The Legislative Program of
the Division of Social Administra
Judge Robison’s division is respon
sible for the administration of aid
to dependent children, aid to the
blind, general relief, and other child
welfare services. Before affiliating
with the department of public wel
fare, Judge Robison was judge of
the probate and juvenile court in
For S. H. Barnes
Funeral services for S. H. Barnes,
88, retired farmer of Jackson town
ship south of Bluffton, were held at
the Paul Diller funeral chapel, Mon
day afternoon. Rev. C. D. Chiles
officiated and burial was in Pleasant
Mr. Barnes died Saturday at the
home of his son Lyman Barnes of
He was born March 20, 1857, the
son of Lorenzo and Sally (Scoles)
Barnes. His wife, the former Inez
Wingate, died in 1937. He was a
member of Pleasant Hill Methodist
He is survived by his son, Lyman,
one granddaughter, Mrs. Olga Neal
of Findlay and a grandson James
Phillips of Lima.
Bluffton Man Ends
Robert Morrison, Bluffton, has
completed 16 weeks of work in Col
gate University’s Navy Academic
Refresh-Unit (V-7) and has reported
to Columbia University’s Midship
Morrison, a seaman third class, is
one of 31 men in Colgate’s second
class who have qualified for mid
shipman’s school after 16 weeks of
All men were selected from the
fleet for officer qualities. Morrison
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alva
Morrison, Bluffton. He was gradu
ated from Mt. Cory high school in
Gerhart Wiebe Gets
Gerhart D. Wiebe, son of William
Wiebe, of the Fett apartments, has
been advanced from corporal to the
rank of sergeant at the Western Sig
nal Aviation Unit Training Center,
Camp Pinedale, Calif.
He entered the army in July, 1943,
and is assigned as a supervisor of
a mental hygiene unit. In private
life he is a psychologist with CBS.
Observance of the universal week
of prayer is being held in Bluffton
churches and will continue thru Fri
day night. Services are held at
Remaining schedule of services is:
Wednesday, Rev. Stanley Rupp at
Thursday, Rev. Robert Welch at
Friday, Rev. V. C. Oppermann at
Postpone Mt. Cory
The Mt. Cory farm institute sched
uled for the first of the week was
postponed for two weeks and will be
held on Monday and Tuesday, Janu
ary 22 and 23, according to an
nouncement by Wade King, presi
Postponement was necessary be
cause of the snow-clogged condition
of the roads, King said.
Death Of Soldier
Is Learned Here
Only a few hours after the birth
of a daughter, Vicki Doyle, to Mrs.
Doyle Logan at McComb, on Decem
that her husband, Pfc. Doyle Logan,
had been killed in action in Ger
Pfc. Logan’s wife is a sister of
Mrs. LaDonna Miller, employe of
The Triplett Electrical Instrument
Co., who resides at the Albert Ben
Pfc. Logan entered the service in
July, 1942, and went overseas last
August. He was an infantryman
with Lt. Gen. George Patton’s Third
Goes To Conscientious
Objector Camp Friday
Bryon B. Basinger of 331 South
Jackson street left Friday for a
conscientious objector camp at Grot
toes, Va., it is announced by Allen
County Draft Board No. 3.
Gene Bish Returns
From South Pacific
T/Sgt. Gene M. Bish, 26, son of
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bish, of Bluffton,
has arrived at Army Air Forces Re
distribution Station No. 2 in Miami
Beach for re-assignment processing
after completing a tour of duty out
side the continental United States.
Medical examinations and classifi
cation interviews at this post, pion
eer of several redistribution stations
operated by the AAF Personnel Dis
tribution Command for AAF re
turnee officers and enlisted men, will
determine his new’ assignment He
will remain at the redistribution sta
tion about two w’eeks, much of which
will be devoted to rest and recrea
Sergeant Bish w»as a clerk in the
Asiatic Pacific area.
Dinner Honors Sailor
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Danner west
of Bluffton entertained at dinner,
Sunday, honoring their nephew, Lt.
H. R. Wilson of Oakland, Calif., and
his motheY Mrs. G. B. Wilson of De
troit, w’ho have been visiting at the
Guests w’ere: Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Wilson of Ottawa, Mrs. Francis
Ferrell and daughter Jo Fran and
Mrs. R. D. Ferrell of Gilboa.
Wanted—Raw* fjrs, muskrat and
Tussing, Col. Grov
See us befejre selling. G. D.
Phone 54. 37
Wanted—To buyl timber, oak, ash,
walnut, sugar, elm br any good stand
ing timber. Highest prices paid. See
me before selling
er, Bluffton ph
N. Mound St.
jacket sheep v
Boy or girl st
Mrs. H. W'.
heater also W
Strahm on K
south east of I
Red 257 or write iJohn Atha Lumber
Co., Ada, Ohio 37
age, heated. It
stairs room for stor
auire New’s office, tf
|es, sw’eet cider and
I daily except Sunday,
Farm, 2 miles south
itoes. Clarence Stein
at rabbits, alive,
Willis Cummins, 134
Phone 484-Y. 38
lie aged man for gas
»rk. Address: Post
laverdam, Ohio. 38
ns now available—
.00 and up per hour
sweaters and blouses,
rite P. O. Box
fht piece walnut
sed 6 years also
Id springs complete.
office Box 76,
Ladies earn $
20 ft. long. Cal
table 36 by 48
land Moser, Blu,
St. Bluffton pl
ing room suit
Edgar ChambeiVhin, 112 Cherry St.
6 inch steel I-beam,
que cherry drop leaf
when opened. Har
fton phone 451-T.
)uy bob sled. Call
Inquire 129 Geiger
k green snow’ suit,
D. L. Obenour,
with or without
lined, size 15.
Inquire 132 N.
7 room house
haus, phone 238-W.
-batteries for your
with good fur:
ery work. Stea
wages. No ex
n for general hatch
rmick com husker.
114 miles west of
her and Katahdin
ment in Blufftli
nights part of'
good rate. At
O. Box 4,
buy 2 to 10 acres
apples no Su
coat, ’size 14,
at $75 if tak
pd blow torch also
fey bull calf. Robert
Bluffton phone 543-T.
|ck Hudson seal fur
pod condition priced
In soon. Mrs.
pnt quarter of
I be Ray Boy
ndsor ivory porcelain
1 used 2 years. Von
tchen farm, 6 miles
icken coop 10 by 16.
25 S. Main St.
piano, nniSv be in
or Warm Mo
Powell, o’2 mi'
Mrs. Guy Scoles,
•w Boy heating stove,
ning stove. F. H.
»s east of Bluffton on
lie Petersime 5 deck
good pair bob
twice. Size 8,
broiler battery also
sleds. Cal Luginbuhl,
For sale—Pair 4
good as new', worn
Call Bluffton phone 196-R, after
Engagement of Richard Panna
becker, son of Dr. and Mrs. S. F.
Pannabecker of College road to Wan
da Suter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey Suter of Columbus Grove has
been announced by parents of the
bride-elect. No date has been set for
Miss Suter, a graduate of Bluffton
college is instructor in music and
English at Middlepoint high school.
Mr. Pannabecker who attended Bluff
ton college is now in civilian public
service at Alexian Brothers hospital
Alice Freeman Club
Husbands of members of the Alice
Freeman club will be guests at a
meeting in the home of Prof, and
Mrs .R. A. Lantz this Wednesday
night. A number, Husbands are Dif
ficult w’ill be presented by Miss Ocie
Profit and Pleasure Club
The Profit and Pleasure club will
meet at the home of Mrs. Harold
Marshall on Wednesday afternoon,
January 17. The program follows:
Roll call—at the table, Mrs. Francis
Marshall Topic, Mrs. Herbert Mar
Because of impassable roads, meet
ings of the Richland Community cir
cle and the Ladies Aid society of
Liberty Chapel church will be post
Clyde. Basinger MM 2/c is spend
ing a furlough of two w’eeks with
his home folks, after being in the
Southw’est Pacific for more than fif
teen months, where he is Fleet Post
master on the U. S. S. Lackawanna.
Duaine and Wayne Amstutz, twin
sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Amstutz,
were recently commissioned as sec
ond lieutenants and received their
silver wings of the Army Air force
at Napier Field, Alabama. They
spent a ixart of last week with their
Jerry Basinger is in a critical con
dition at the Lima Memorial hos
Clearing roads and premises about
the homes in this section of the
country is becoming a regular task
every few days. Few recall such
snow banl^gd roads as we are now
Earl Grismore MOMM 2/c is
spending a furlough of several weeks
at the homq of his parents Mr. and
Mrs. Lenna^ Grismore. Earl was
one of the first lads to leave Riley
township for? foreign service and has
spent most |of his time in Pacific
waters as a member of a submarine
crew. Previous to his return home
has had been stationed at Pearl
Harbor as a Mechanic. At the end
of his present! furlough he is to re
port at New'S London, Conn., for
Noah Bixel ^returned from Cali
fornia the lastlof the week. He re
ports a very enjoyable trip.
Verl Reichen&ach 3/c spent the
past week with I his w’ife and child
ren and parent^ Mr. and Mrs. Hi
ram Reichenbach and family.
Ambrose Basinger who has been
confined to his qpme for some time
has almost completely recovered and
expects to resumg his work on the
Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Kohli and son
Junior were Sunday dinner guests
in the home of Mr, and Mrs. Oscar
Wenger and family and Mr. Roland
Ben Amstutz expects to hold an
other hog sale the middle of next
CARD OF THANKS
W’e wish to express our sincere ap
preciation to those who befriended us
during the recent illness and death
of our beloved daughter and sister,
Margaret Joyce Nonnamaker.
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Nonnamaker
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Mumma
SHORTS AND MIDDLINGS
Increased feeding of hay permits
reduction of the amount of corn fed
The cattle gain less
rapidly than on a full-corn ration
but reach a satisfactory finish.
The government wool purchase
program fT 1945 will become ef
fective January 1 and will he handled
similarly to the 1944 program.
Buying will be done through es
tablished dealers or farmers’ co
operatives, and prices will be in line
with ceiling prices.
The Ohio AAA will contract for
about 1,000,000 tons of lime to be
used in the soil conservation pro
gram in 1945. Dale C. Williams,
state AAA committee, says 800,000
tons were bought in 1944 and Ohio
farmers themselves bought approxi
mately 400,000 tons. The AAa
committeeman believes Ohio farm
ers should apply 4,000,000 tons an
Annual business meeting of the
Bluffton Community hospital will be
held at the high school cafeteria,
next Monday night at 7:30 o’clock.
Reports for the past year will be
given and trustees elected.
So that you may keep in mind the
numerous important war-time ra
tioning dates, the Bluffton News is
publishing this weekly reminder:
MEATS, BUTTER, CHEESE.
CANNED MILK—Book 4 red
stamps Q-5, R-5, S-5, T-5, U-5,
V-5, W-5, X-5, good for 10 points
PROCESSED FOODS—Book 4
blue stamps X-5, Y-5, Z-5, A-2
thru G-2 good for 10 points each
SUGAR—Stamp 34 remains
good for 5 pounds until further
A-14 good for 4 gallons thru
SHOES—Airplane stamps 1, 2
and 3 in Ration Book No. 3 good
Sealed bids for the sale of
what is known as the Jona
than S. Agin property,
408 E. Cherry street, will
be received until January
7 room dwHling, barn, out
buildings and 5 acres of
Right reserved to reject
any or all bids.
A. D. GRATZ
is inventory time
January Is inventory month
—when affairs for one year
are closed and plans made for
This is also a good time to
check up oh your insurance—
changed conditions may also
require changes in your insur
See about jjyour insurance to
day—you mky need it tomor
1 fl Ik
Always a I
GOING ft Y WAY
& Elm Sts.
Skating Every Tuesday
and Saturday Night,
7:30 to 10:30.
Old Timers Night, Wednes
day, 7:30 to 10:30.
Rink available for private
parties on Munday, Thurs
day and Friday nights.
MIIS. RAY CLARK
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