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A party celebrating the second an niversary’ of the beginning of the Beaver Hut, student recreational pro ject, was enjoyed on the evening of Saturday. Two years ago the Beaver Hut was remodeled from the college project building by the students them selves. Since that time, the Hut has been the scene of numerous college parties and meetings of the Recrea tional Association. The Ista, college annual 3s now on the press, and will be ready for dis tribution by May Day. Several Bluffton College students attended the Race Relations Institute, held at the Rosewood Avenue Presby terian church, Toledo. They were Mary Locher, Junior from Bluffton Christine Burkhard, sophomore from Orrtanna, Pennsylvania Angela Mey er, sophomere from Leipsic and Vir ginia Geiger, sophomore from Bluff ton. Some of the speakers during the conference, under the auspics of the race department of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, were: Dr. Rayford Logan of Howard University Leon I. Feuer, Rabbi, Collingwood Temple Dr. Heridas Muzamdar of William Penn College, Oskaloosa, Iowa. The Recreation Association will sponsor a folk game party in the Barn for high school and college students. Marguerite Jones sophomore from Columbus Grove, will furnish accor dion music. The Peace club will present an orig inal play written by a member of Peace Club, and directed by Christine Burkhard, sophomore from Orrtanna, Pennsylvania, next Tuesday in Ram seyer Chapel, and March 18 at the First Mennonite church. Students participating are Iona Gerber, junior from Orrville Mary Locher, junior from Bluffton Eleanor Weaver, sen ior from Goshen, Indiana Phyllis Bachman, senior from Washington, Illinois Lois Sommer, senior from Pekin, Illinois Celia Amstutz, junior from Dalton, Ohio, organist. The purpose of the play is to show that peace comes from within the person, and not by means of external force or mechanism. Speaker for the Faculty club meet ing Friday night will be Carl Smuck er, instructor in the social science de partment and a director of social ad ministration at Columbus. The March 16 Bluffton College Concert will feature Maurice Kessler, violinist, and specialist in ancient in struments. Kessler, recognized in Who’s Who in Music, is at present a member of Bluffton College Notes Announcing— Among men who live in work clothes all day long, this label a shipment of those hard-to-get CHESTS OF DRAWERS See them in our window beautifuly finished each with five roomy drawers just the thing for the ’teen age room handy convenient mighty good looking. Come in today 01Q CQ While they last $lu.uu Basinger’s Furniture Stor FRED GRATZ Outfitters for Men and Boys the faculty of the Oberlin Conserva tory of Music, is conductor of the Oberlin Conservatory and of the Mu sical Union Chorus. In 1938 he was guest conductor of the Boston Sum mer Symphony. A native of Stras bourg, Germany, he was educated in prominent musical schools in Ger many. Lawrence Burkhalter, ex-’43, now of the CPS unit at Ypsilanti, Michi gan, will play a conert of violin solos for the March 11 Vesper service. Burkhalter was a music student here. The drive for money for the World Student Service Fund was held March 6-8 on the Bluffton campus. It open ed with a special chapel program March 6 and was featured by a special Chinese luncheon Wednesday noon, March 7. The goal for this year was two dollars per person. This fund is an educational and fund-raising organization for stu dent relief in twelve countries. In war stricken areas the money is used to aid students and faculty with med ical supplies, food, or study material. Miss Agnes Amstutz, librarian and professor of ancient languages and lit erature, has left to accept a position as librarian in the Sunmount Veterans Hospital in New’ York for the spring and summer. Miss Naomi Brenne man has been selected to replace her as college librarian. Local Scout Troop Earns Area Honors Bluffton Boy Scout Troop No. 82, sponsored by the Bluffton post, American Legion, will receive a plaque signifying honor rating in all phases of Scouting at a Shawnee area council court of honor Thurs day night in }Jma. Only two troops in the area are qualified for the honor, it was an nounced by Oren Dickason, chairman of the district advancement commit tee. Woodrow Little is scoutmaster of the Bluffton troop, and Eugene Ben roth and Jack Berry are assistant scoutmasters. Mrs. Warren Moser On Jury At Lima Mrs. Warren Moser, of Bluffton Route 2, w’as a member of an Allen county, common pleas court jury which heard a personal injury dam age case of George Beery against the Baltimore and Ohio railroad in the Allen county court house last w’eek. A verdit for the defendant was directed by the presiding judge after two days of hearings. r- I Advertised I LIFE Lee Along If Chaplains May Give Information On “GTs” Persons seeking information about soldiers from Army chaplains were asked last w’eek to address their in quiries to “The Chaplain” of an or ganization, rather than to a par ticular chaplain by name. Such, a procedure will expedite getting the desired information, Ma jor Gen. William R. Arnold, chief of the chaplains explained. Letters addressed to “The Chap lain”, follow’ed by the soldier’s last known military address will be dis patched quickly to the chaplain serv ing nearest the soldier. Rites Held For Bert Schertzer On Sunday Bert L. Schertzer, 74, a teacher for more than 30 years and who later served several terms as justice of the peace in Orange township, died last Friday at his home north of Ada. Funeral services were held Sun day in Ada. Survivors include his wife, Luta, and a brother, Ernest Schertzer, Marion. Paul Augsburger Gets Advancement On Leyte Paul J. Augsburger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Augsburger, 212 S. Jackson street, has been promoted to technical sergeant with the 43rd Bomgardment Group of the Fifth Air Force, one of the oldest units in the Pacific war theatre. Augsburger’s unit now is based on Leyte, and it was the first heavy bombardment group to return to the Philippines. Sgt. Augsburger serves as a personnel sergeant-major. Augsburger joined the Army Air forces in January, 1942, and left for overseas duty in the Pacific in May, 1943. Since that time he had been stationed in New Guinea, the Nether lands East Indies and the Philip pines. Sgt. Augsburger graduated from Bluffton High school in 1935 and from the Northwestern School of Commerce in Lima in 1940. Before joining the armed services he was interviewer and assistant bookkeeper for the Defiance Production Credit association. A brother, Lt. Ray Augsburger is with the Air Corps at Drew Field, Florida, and a step-brother, Herbert Kindle, with the 37th Infantry di vision. In Memoriam In memory of our dear mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Parrish, who passed away one year ago today, March 9th. 1944. “Often times our sad hearts wander To a grave not far away, Where they laid our dear and loved Mother Just one year ago today. We often sit and think of you Whom we loved but could not keep, You are gone but not forgotten Never will your memory fade, Sweetest thoughts will always linger Around the grave where you were laid.” Sadly missed by the Children and Grandchildren BOY SCOUT NEWS Troop No. 56 At the opening of the meeting, Scout Gordon Bixel, Jr., led the troop in reciting the Scout Oath and Law. Scoutmaster Ralph Reichenbach then reviewed the tenderfoot require ments, following which games were played. Don Schmidt has passed his tender foot tests. Board of Review for the troop will be held this Wednesday, and the Court of Honor will be held in Lima on the following night. 'JOHNNY APPLESEED" rWg about iboo when the first settlements WERE SPRINGING OP ALONG THE OHIO, JOHN CHAPMAN ’’JOHNNY APPLESEED"-LOADED HIS CANOE EACH SPRING '!/, WITH SEEDS FROM CIDER MILLS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA PADDLED DOWN THE RIVER, GIVING EVERY SETTLER A PORTION OF THE SEED. HE WAS LED BY A VISION ’OF ORCHARDS BLOSSOMING AND BEARING FRUIT j^WHEKE THERE WAS ONLY WILDERNESS, ./j oJiOiifejJ THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO New Meat Point Values Expected To Move Steaks Faster (Concluded from page 1) moving high point value cuts and the stimulated demand for low point values has presented a difficult prob lem for dealers here. Change Point Values The new meat rationing changes, assigning higher values to a wide range of cheaper beef and pork cuts reflects corrective measures which have been taken by OPA to remedy a situation widely prevalent. In Bluffton there always has been sufficient meat, generally speaking, of both high and low ration-point cuts, with the exception of a few items such as bacon and ham. But with the drastic tightening of rationing early this year, Bluffton buyers have been concentrating on low point items, and it has been dif ficult for meat markets to move their accumulation of choice meats, taking higher point values. With this situation prevailing gen erally thruout the nation, tighter ra tioning in March, termed “the stiff est since the program began”, is seen as a probable answer toward better balancing the movement of meats. Raise Low Points At the same time righ ration val ues were assigned to a wide range of the cheaper cuts, OPA tempered the bad news somewhat with the an nouncement that cuts of two and three points a pound would be made for choice beaf steaks and roasts. Prevailing point values for all lamb and most veal cuts remained unchanged, and butter stays at 24 points a pound. Hamburger and bacon point values were increased from four to six beef chuck went up from three to six short ribs from one to three boneless brisket from two to four, and flank meats from three to five. Among pork cuts, end chops are boosted one point to six a pound. Boneless hams, whole or half, go from seven to eight points spareribs from three to four, and fat backs, hocks and jowls to two points from one or zero. Loin roasts go from six to seven points. Porterhouse, T-bones Cut Many sausage products now ra tion-free will cost points again, as will a number of liver items such as braunschweiger and liver loaf. Many canned meats, such as corned beef hash and deviled ham, either come off the point-free list or get a boost in ration value. In the few exceptions to the gen eral beef hike, porterhouse and T bone steaks, for instance, will cost nine instead of 12 points a pound. Round steak is reduced to 10 points from 13, while a round tip beef roast will have a value of nine points rath er than 11. A boneless sirloin roast will require 10 points a pound, down from 12. Meat allocations for civilians in March will be five or six per cent below February and 13 to 15 per cent below January on an average weekly basis, it was announced by the OPA. Smaller meat supplies forecast by government officials now are becom ing a reality, the OPA said, and the amount available is not even meas uring up to earlier expectations. Five new red stamps—E2 thru J2 in Ration Book 4—became valid for buying meats and fats, beginning last Sunday. They will be good through June 30. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors for their aid and sym pathy extended during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father also Rev. Esau and Rev. Wlelch who officiated at the funeral and all those sending flowers. Mrs. Peter Burkholder and Family. Letter From Pfc. Huber Confirms War Atroci ties Of Nazis (Concluded from page 1) move out at 5:30 in the evening. We rode all night and didn’t know where we were going, or the reason. Dur ing that trip we were stopped several times by flares that the Jerry planes dropped. “The roads were lighted up Just like day by flares. We all expected to be bombed or strafed, but luckily nothing happened. We were a per fect target with a convoy several miles long. Attack rTown “We arrived in the morning, just about daylight, and they told us we were supposed to take Stavelot. They said there was no one there but a few paratroopers, but we soon found out something different. They had almost everything, and they knew how to use it. “The infantry made good progress, however, and had most of the town by evening, but the Jerries threw a counter-attack and drove us back some. The next morning we moved our heavy machine guns out on the right flank with a squad of riflemen then about 3:30 we moved into the town. “About the time we reached the company we were assigned to we heard a heavy artillery barrage. We found out later that the enemy had counter-attacked the position where we just had left. It was about dusk when we had moved our guns into position and dug in. Wh’at we want ed most was some sleep and rest. “About 2 a. m. when we were on guard we heard shots from a house about 50 yards from our gun. There were three G. I.’s in one part of the house civilians in another part, and Germans in still another part. The Jerries drove the G. I.’s out, wounding one, then it was quiet for awhile. Screams Heard “Pretty soon we could hear screams, then pistol shots and hand grenades going off, but we couldn’t get up there at the time because of heavy machine gun fire. “The next day we wanted to take the rest of the town, but the Ger mans came up with one Tiger tank, which drove us back several blocks with the heavy fire from the tank. Later we took the houses back, then they drove us back again. “This time we waited until dark, then went back again. When we reached the houses where the shoot ing had occurred we were all shock ed. All around the house were wo men, children and men, 28 of them. Kern-Tone They had all been murdered two nights before. I noticed some of the dead had been shot while they were on their knees praying, as they had rosaries in their hands. “Later we captured 17 prisoners, who later signed a statement that they had done the brutal killing. They were from Hitler’s SS panzer division, one of his crack outfits that was used in the breakthru. “I am not stretching this a bit and could tell you of more cases like this one. So you see that the article in the Reader’s Digest is not a fantastic story, but the truth.” Beaverdam The Women’s Socity of Christian Service of the Methodist church met Thursday at the home of Mrs. G. T. Arnold. A covered dish dinner was served followed by a program. Pres ent were Mrs. A. J. Lutterbein, Mrs. Wm. Amstutz, Mrs. Elzie Gierhart, Rev. and Mrs. C. D. Chiles, Mrs. Lil lie Anderson, Mrs. Harmon Downey, Mrs. Arthur Pugh, Mrs. Russel Wolfe, Mrs. W. T. Cordrey, Mrs. Roscoe Trout, Mrs. Orville Huber, Mrs. A. J. Amstutz, Mrs. Wm. Younkman, Mrs. Marion Driver, Mrs. Adda Yoakam, Mrs. Ed Cook, Mrs. Everett Rowland, Mrs. W. A .Arnold, Miss Duth Dur kee, Mrs. S. J. Sandy and the hostess. Clem Yoakam spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Yoakam at Find lay. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reeder and daughter Irene of Columbus Grove, Jesse and Charlie Lewis were Friday evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lewis and family. It being the birth day anniversary of Kenneth Lee Lew- Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Koogler moved Thursday to their farm which they recently pruchased from Mrs. Ella Koogler. Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Beery, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde VanMeter, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stoodt, Grace and Rita Mae Beemer were Thursday evening din ner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Van Meter and family. They celebrated the birthday anniversary of John Van Meter. Russell Downey Y 2/c has been transferred from Norfolk, Va. to San Francisco, California. Harley Bushey of Lima was a Sun day dinner guest of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bushey. Mrs. Catherine Ross and son John have as their guest John Bollinger of Arcanum. Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Clark and Miss Ellen Clark were Mr. and Mrs. Ira Larue and Mr. and Mrs. Cal Herr. Mrs. Gladys Williams of Lansing, Clearance Sale Closing out our entire stock of Kern-Tone The Modern Miracle Wall Finish Prices slashed to move this stock quickly—and right at the time when you’ll want to do interior decorating for spring. goes on any wall .... right over wallpaper or plaster... to give you a beaut iful finish. You can put it on yourself dries in one hour. it’s washable and one coat covers. Full assortment of colors. These prices good only while our stock lasts: Regular Price Sale Price Quart $ .98 .75 Gallon $2.98 2.75 Come early, get what you need, while color selection is complete. Undin* laidiuan THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1915 Mich., hds been called here on account of the illness of her mother, Mrs. John Huber who is a patient at Bluffton hospital. Mrs. Harold Crawfis and son Gary were Saturday visitors of Mr. ard. Mrs. John Lenney. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Amstutz an I daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Arnol 1 and son of Cairo were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. illis Amo’i and family. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bowers of Payne and Mrs. Etta Yant were Sun day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs Cecil Hartman and family. Mr. and Mrs. Morris Anderson and family of Pandora were Sunday after noon visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Donladt Michael and family. Sunday dinner guestsofMr. and Mrs. Ed Cook and Mrs. Wm. Weick were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Van Meter, Mr., and Mrs. Earl Matter and daughter,. Mr. and Mrs. Byron Anderson and daughter of Bluffton LaFayette Miss Ella Kieth of Brethren,, Michigan, spent the week with Mrs. Josie Hall. Mrs. Mabel Sneary and Mrs. Mild red Baughman of Lima were Wed nesday callers of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Desenberg. Fred Clum made a business trip to Pittsburgh Wednesday. Mrs. Florence Rodney spent Tues day with Mrs. Harold Herr. Mrs. Iva* Miller of Lima was a week-end guest of her sister, Mrs. Laura Biteman. Mrs. Louise Cloore, of Lima, was a Friday evening caller of Mr. and1 Mrs. Thomas Desenberg. Joey Hall spent several days with his grandfather, B. F. Hall. Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Beeshy, of Bluffton, were Sunday callers of Mr., and Mrs. T. W. Desenberg and Mrs. Loretta Clum. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Boyd and children were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Boyd. Mr. and Mrs. Archie Staley and Mrs. Catherine Staley were Sunday guests of Mrs. Josie Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Clum of Lima were Sunday guests of Mrs. Loretta Clum. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hall were Sunday evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Hall. Canning sugar in 1945 will be allott ed on the basis of one pound of each quart of fruit to be canned, but no more than 20 pounds for each person will be granted by ration boards, and applications for canning sugar will not be accepted after October 31, 1945.