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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
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
Kessler, recognized in Who’s Who
in Music, is at present a member of
Bluffton College Notes
Among men
who live in
work clothes
all day long,
this label
a shipment of those hard-to-get
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
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
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
Woodrow Little is scoutmaster of
the Bluffton troop, and Eugene Ben
roth and Jack Berry are assistant
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.
I Advertised
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
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
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
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
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
Sadly missed by the
Children and Grandchildren
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
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.
about iboo when the first settlements
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
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.
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
“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
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.
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.”
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mich., hds been called here on account
of the illness of her mother, Mrs. John
Huber who is a patient at Bluffton
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
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.
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
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.

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