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With most of Ohio’s cities return ing to Fast Time for the summer season, a new battle over War Time is shaping in the state legislature this week. Newest development in the time controversy which has arisen period ically since the clocks of the nation were turned ahead one hour at the start of the war, is a proposed law, backed by a rural bloc, which would deny state funds to any city which does not adhere to slow time. The bill already has been recom mended for passage by the house committee, and it may pass the house which is controlled by rural mem bers. However, it is expected to en counter strong opposition in the state senate where city legislators TVo New Shoe Stamp Until Next August 1 Validation of a new shoe stamp next August 1 was announced in ad vance last week by the OPA, with airplane stamps 1, 2 and 3 in Ration Book 3 continuing good indefinitely. The new stamp will come into use nine months after the last previous stamp was validated last November 1. This eliminates the two pairs of shoes a year policy that had been in effect since November 1, 1943. OPA said the principal emphasis this year will be on production of shoes for children under 14, and that adults shoes likely will continue scarce for some time. Farm Slaughterers Must Have Permits Effective last Tuesday farmers who slaughter meat that is to be sold or transferred to the possession of others must obtain a Class 3 slaughterer’s permit, providing they did not sell or transfer more than 6,000 pounds of meat during 1944. Farm slaughterers must abide by the following rules, beginning on May 1, it was announced by OPA: 1—Sell and transfer no more meat in any one calendar quarter than LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE HA Every Load STAGER Bluffton, 01 New Battle Over Fast Time Looming In Ohio State Legislature This Week include meat in your enu. 'OU. Always ready to serve Mea Fresh and Salt Ly are in the majority. Two years ago rural members of the legislature forced thru an act making central war time (slow time) the official time of the state. Most municipalities conform to slow time during the fall and winter months but practically all of them revert to the hour faster eastern war time during the spring and summer. Proponents of the new bill now up for consideration in the legislature contend that operation of cities on fast time causes great inconvenience to the residents of rural areas who set their clocks by slow time. Should the bill become a law, cities of the state would have to operate on slow time or face the loss of 117 mil lion dollars a year received from the state for their various funds. they did in the corresponding quar ter of 1944. 2—Collect red points for every pound of meat sold or transferred. 3—Charge no prices for meats ties. more than ceiling and other commodi- should be able to of the meat supply Every civilian obtain his share in exchange for the proper red ration stamps. The person who lives in the non-meat producing areas depends upon his meat supply from the meat supplying areas. OPA points out that the more meat slaughtered on farms, and of a necessity sold in the producing areas, the less meat there is available for the non-producing areas. As a re sult a reasonable limitation must be imposed on the sale and transfer of farm slaughtered meats, OPA said. LAFAYETTE JACKSON SCHOOL NOTES The P. T. A. officers for next year were elected at the last meeting. They are: President, Rev. W. S. Arthur Vice-President, Harold Bixel Secre tary, Miss Leta S. Jump Treasurer, Harvey Badertscher. The Band Boost ers organization has been made a part of the .T. A. with the following band committee named: Fred Clum, Mrs. Mark Emerick, Mrs. Russell Hawk and Mrs. Doyt Yoakum. The highest ten scores in the re cent eighth grade tests were receiv ed by Jean Sumney, Joan Hefner, Frank Nulf, Max Bassett, Robert Nungester, Hugh Long, Jean McEl wain, Marjorie Worrell and Richard Stoodt. The cafeteria will close May 4. Miss Bernice Vandemark, the Home Eco nomics teacher, and Mrs. Esther iShrider and the student assistants have been responsible for the good meals this school year. They have served an average of 200 meals a day. The pre-school clinic will be held at the school May 3. Children who will enter the first grade next year may be vaccinated for small pox. The Lafayette F. F. A. Chapter held their electrion of officers at the sched uled meeting Tuesday evening, April 3, at the school. The officers for the coming year are: President, Jack Wildermuth, Vice-president, Cledith Long reporter, Franklin Rhulen, Treasurer, Dick Kersker Secretary, Wayne Anspach Student Advisor, Harold Vermillion Watch Dog, Elmer Bible. Pictures... Pictures are always apjjfopriate for Mother’s Day .Z-^lfere are the intimate family "pfHures, of course but also pictures which brighten the home—pictures which mother will see every day, bringing back loving thoughts of the giver. We are now showing a large selec tion of pictures for Mother’s Day. Pictures of inspiring religious themes, as well as those with floral and landscape motifs. Also some exquisite water-color and oil reproductions. News Want-ads bring results. I The Bluffton News presents another in the series of lesser known aspects of South Amer ica.—Editor. The second highest capital in the world—next to La Paz, Bolivia— Quito, metropolis to Ecuador, sits in the heart of the Andes, almost two miles above sea level. Believed by many to be, from an artistic point of view, the most important city of the New World, Quito is one of the oldest seats of civilization in the Western Hemi sphere. Its history goes back not only to four centuries of Spanish influence but further to the time when it was the capital of the Inca Empire and, before that, a settlement of the Caras Indians. Quito’s geographical situation is greatly responsible for the fact that the city is today an artistic shrine. While the vicinity of Pichincha volcano—at the foot of which the famous battle for the independence of Ecuador was won by Sucre—has caused tremors and earthquakes which occasionally rocked the city and cracked buildings causing exten sive damage, the mountains have, on the other hand, proved to be for Quito a protective barrier from the world. Thus it has retained more of the characteristics of the Spanish colon ial period than perhaps any other South American city. Only in 1908 was its modern development hastened by the arrival of the railroad. For centuries be fore, the capital of Ecuador has practically lived a life of its own, remote, isolated, aloof in the heart of its mountains, guarding its treasurers from the passing world. Because of its high altitude, Quito, located almost on the equator, has an ideal climate. It combines days and nights of equal duration with a temperature which recalls spring, summer and autumn, all in one day. Rich and picturesque, basking in the sunshine to the sound of its hundreds of bells, the city looks MoikeA'i. Some unusual gifts in MIRRORS Mother will treasure one of these mirrors—Venetian or cir cular—in genuine Pittsburgh plate glass with beveled edge. Many other gifts here for Mother’s Day—stop in for sug gestions. Basinger's Furniture Store THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO ^$M|R SMS*’ 9 8* W V Quito, Capital Of Ecuador, High In Mountains Retain Much Spanish Charm The Hancock County Chorus of 60 voices, one of the outstanding vocal ensembles of Northwestern Ohio which will appear at Bluffton’s union church service, at the First Mennonite church, Sunday night at 8 o’clock. from the air like an undulating checkerboard br Ken by the domes and spires of its many churches. Like most tow ns of Spanish origin, this capital is laid out in squares with streets intersecting each other at right angles. The houses are generally two or three stories high, pointed in vivid colors and built in the old Spanish style with a central patio and red-tiled roof. The public buildings, also, are con structed in the Spanish colonial manner and are heavy square, mas sive in a robust way, contrasting somehow with the light colorfulness of native markets where swarms the poncho-garbed Indians crowd. For in Quito the old and the new world meet and blend as nowhere else,—and while the architecture of its fifty asteries Spanish mudejar there is about them perhaps due to the native Indian artisans and laborers, that gives the city’s buildings a unique character and is the reason why, in colonial times, a “Quito Style” was spoken of. seven churches and mon again is based on the Baroque Byzantine and or Moorish-Spanish styles a further indefinable quality A city of churches, Quito is parti cularly famous for those of La Companfa and contain many works of art. Jesuit church, est and most facades in Latin America. San Francisco which rare treasurers and La Companfa, the boasts one of the rich beautiful sculptured Inside the church, the stone is elaborately carved throughout with high-reliefs gilded and recesses painted red, a combination which produces one of the most sumptuous effects imaginable. Ten side altars, carved and covered with gold plate surround the magni ficent glittering high altar whose tabernacle used on special occasions, is a mass of precious stones. San Francisco church (1534) the most important in Quito for its size and richness is not as impressive in its ensemble. It may, however, be considered Quito’s best art museum for it contains not only the work of Manuel Chile Caspicara, the poor Indian who was Quito’s master wood carver, but also many valuable paintings among which are some by Miguel greatest founder believed de of of to Santiago, one of the Latin American painters, the Quito school of art, have died in 1673. Extremely interesting, as well, is the monastery of San Francisco, which adjoins the church and in whose library twelve thousand vol umes, many of which ancient parche ment-bound tomes, are conserved in the shadow of the arches surround ing an old garden with a fountain. Some of Quito’s renowned gold and polychromo rotablos (altar pieces) and colonial wood sculptures are also found in many other churches and shrines of the capital of Ecuador. Among these are the Cathedral, the Monasteries of Santa Domingo, of San Diego and of San Agustin where the treaty of independence of Ecua dor was signed. Of quito is has been said that its medieval color, its patriarchal cus toms, the calm and repose of its atmosphere, the mildness of its climate, the splendor of its equator ial sun and its eternal springtime make it the city of tranquillity, where a discriminating and cultured spirit may find what is with much difficulty discovered in this world: peace, the best food for body and soul. In the state contest among Ohio school pupils for drawing the most effective farmers’ institute posters, winners of the first three places in each class announced by J. P. Schmidt, supervisor, farmers’ institu tes, Ohio State University, are Lois Jean Staley, Ashley Leslie Buehler, Latty and Junior Bowersox, Mt. Cory, in high school classes Elaine Stitz, Alliance Edgar Rohrer, Waterford and Margaret Baker, Ashley, in i,r per grades and Arie Whipple, Ashley Joan Paver, Marys ville and l).ris Schilling, Wilkes villle, in lower grades. t- Vi tf Vocal Competition Winners Announced Winners in the Northwestern Ohio High School vocal contest held at Blufftdn college, Saturday, are an nounced by Prof. R. A. Lantz, gener al chairman as follows: Class A Soprano Solo— First—Marilyn Wren and Gillespie, Lima South. Second—James Clark, tral. Baritone Solo— Mary Second—Betty Waggoner, Findlay Dorothy Yoakam, Lima Central Donna Ferguson, Lima South. Alto Solo— First—Catherine Johnson, Lima Central Charlotte Clark, Bowling Green. Mezzo Soprano Solo— First—Mary Morris, Lima Central Second—Rosemary Rhodes, Lima Central Thelma South. Marianne Fuller, Findlay Hyman, Peggy Cook, Lima Solo— Tenor First—Jeff Morris, Lima Central Joe Evers, Findlay Lima Cen- Findlay Ward Lee, Koch, Lima First—Robert Swisher, Second—David Jones, Lima Central Paul South Bass Solo— First—Joe Stimmel, Findlay Per ry Beaumont, Lima South Second—James Parmenter, Richard Odell, Lima Central Glenn Young, Lima South Girls Vocal Ensemble— First—Lima Central, Findlay, Bowling Green Second—Lima South Boys Vocal Ensemble— First—Findlay, Bowling Green Second—Lima Central, Lima South Class Soprano Solo— First—Joan Bercaw, Kenton Second—Mary Ashburn, Van Wert Delores Hodgdon, Maumee Dona Brown, Delta Ruth Campbell, Bowrl ing Green Jeanne Scott, Ellen Mc Carty, Defiance Alto Solo— First—Joan Schumann, Fostoria Second—Joan Lourash, Defiance Eileen Overmeyer, Delta ar Ration Book No. 5 is in pre paration plans to or early week. No final decision has been made yet whether the new book wall be for a one or two-year period, but those preparing it say that probably it will follow the pattern of current book No. 4 and be good for about 24 months. Preparation of Book No. 5 is based on official estimates that meat, dairy products, canned fruits, canned vege tables and sugar will remain scarce after Germany’s defeat. At the present rate of use, Book No. 4 red stamps for meat and dairy products will last until about De cember 1. Blue processed food stamps will do until about October 1. Announcement that rationing likely will continue until the close of the Japanese war w-as made at the same time that OPA broadened the ra tioning of meat, to bring 9914 per cent of all meat under the ration program. Beginning this week, all meats ex cept mutton take red ration points, including cull and utility veal and lamb, and all less popular cuts of veal such as breasts, shanks, flanks. New Ration Book No. 5 In Preparation Indicates Continuation Of Rationing in Washington and OPA put it in use late this year in 1946, it was learned this grades of grades of and lamb, necks and Other changes provide increase of Mezzo Soprano Solo— First—Mary Kordenbrock, Kenton. Tenor Solo— First—Dean Niswfcnder, Bluffton Second—Richard Metzger, Delta Baritone Solo— First—Marvin Blanchard, Defiance Second—Kenneth Clay, Van Wert Joe McCullough, Kenton Herbert Yenser, Fostoria Karl Whitmer, Delta Lyle Wright, Russell McCon nell, Bowling Green Girls Vocal Ensemble— First—Defiance Second—Defiance, Bluffton, ler, Van Wert, Delta Desh- Boys Vocal Ensemble— First—Bluffton, Defiance Second—Van Wert Mixed Vocal Ensemble— Second—Defiance, Grand Rapids Class Soprano Solo— First—Joan Fetz, Lima St. John Nancy Jacobs, Shawnee Mary Go ings, Paulding Mary King, Wayne Jane Nicodemus, Grand Rapids Second—Mary Spore, Ada Janice Welty, Pandora Helen King, Arling ton Mary Baker, Gilboa Metha Bur roughs, Lyons Marilyn Moore, Paulding Barbara Eply, Salem Alto Solo— First—Joanne Heyme, Lima St. John Patricia Clayton, Shawnee Wanda Hahn, Hamler Phyllis Sch latter, Archbold Second—Jessie Burkholder, Gilboa Ann Boehr, Pandora Lelia Reed, Paulding Sara Moore, North Balti more Mezzo Soprano Solo— First—Bernadine Center McCabe, Liberty Second—Martha Giovanna Modica, Shirley Jones, Shawnee Oren, Gilboa Lima St. John Girls Vocal Ensemble— First—Paulding, McComb, NOTICE TO COAL USERS' On or before May 15,1945 all coaJ^clSSGmers are com pelled by the Solid Fuel Administration’s order te sign a declaration with your coal dealer stating how much coal you consumed last year, etc. Your dealer is prohibited from delivering during the period April 1, 1945 to March 31,1946, more than 80% of the consumer’s normal annual requirements and not more than 50% before September 1, 1945. Regardless of whether or not you have coal in your bin it is compulsory to sign a declaration before any coal can be delivered. Declarations are available at your coal dealers. Make it a point to fill out your declaration today. The Bluffton Milling Co. The farmers Crain Co. THURSDAY, MAY 3, 1945 one to two points a pound for lamb and veal one point for most beef steaks and decreases of one to two points on beef roasts and most other cuts of beef. Ration point value of margarine is boosted four more points and ration cost of Grade 1 cheese is creased two points. The only the in re- Butter and hamburger points main unchanged, as do the ration values of lard, shortening, cooking and salad oils. At the same time, some cuts were announced in the blue point values of some processed foods, with the re ductions applying to canned snap beans, tomato catsup, chili sauce and apricots. In addition the point value of to mato juice and vegetable juice com binations was lowered for the ounce can only. 24- will 10 A No. 2*4 can of apricots cost 30 points, a reduction of two No. 2 cans of snap beans 10 points, instead of 10 points each, but a single can will continue to require a 10-point coupon. A 14-ounce bottle of catsup or chili sauce will cost 20 points, down 10 a 24-ounce can or vegetable points, down of tomato juice combination, 10 juice 10. point A pint bottle will for he- increase is grape juice, quire 30 points, up 10 a quart, 50 points, up 20 Blanchard Second—Arlington, Gilboa, Hask ins, Ada, Liberty Center, Columbus Grove Tenor Solo— First—Howard Brown, North Bal timore Edward Wallace, Lima St John Second—Howard Reddick, Arling ton Donald Pacey, Gilboa Baritone Solo— First—Myron Nelson, Ada John Marshall, Beaverdam Jos. Baldwin,. Hamler Second—Chas. Rettig, Holgate Duane Lau, Swanton Donald BaneyM North Baltimore Bass Solo— Second—Paul Shall, Paulding Boys Vocal Ensemble— First—Mt. Blanchard, Pandora Second—Lyons, Arlington, Lima. St. Johns Mixed Vocal Ensemble— First—Delta Second—Milton Center MUNSON R. BIXEL, M.D. HoiJr Office 1-3 P. M. Office, 118 1S P. M. prry St. luffton, Ohio Phone 120-Y Francis Basil Evan Basing Telephone 271 -W feer, D.D.S er, D. D. S. Bluffwn, Ohio »IXEL, O. D. D. C. GORDOf BIXEL, O. (Mam St., Bluffton HT SPECIALISTS 9:00 A. M.—5:30 P. M. 122 Sootl EYESIG Office Hound Evenings: Mod to 8:00 P. M. Wed.. Fri., Sat. 7:00 losed Thursday Afternoon.