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Consumer Will Have More Points To Spend If And When Meat Can Be Found Reductions of One and Two Points Made on Beef, Veal and Lamb Last Sunday Red point value reduction 6(,/two points on practically all cuts of beef, veal and lamb made effective this week by the OPA will give more points to Bluffton housewives for the purchase of meats—if and when they may find a supply. Just how effective the point deduc tion may be in increasing the meat supply for the family menu is viewed as problematical, for the total amount of meat available here will net be in creased and local markets will not be permitted to slaughter more live stock than their previously deter mined quotas. Chances are against more meat be ing obtainable under that program, Goes To Florida To Meet Husband Mrs. Robert Miller, of McComb, formerly employed by The Triplett Electrical Instrument Co., left last Monday for Miami, Florida, where she plans to meet her husband, who expects to fly from Trinidad to Flor ida on a short pass. Her husband, S/Sgt. Robert Miller, recently was moved to Trinidad from Italy, after serving overseas nearly two years. During the time she was employed here, Mrs. Miller roomed at the Albert Benroth home, on North Main street. In Memoriam In loving memory of Catherine Yerger, who passed away three years ago Friday July 27. We do not forget you Mother As the years are passing on, You we’ll hold in fond remembrance ’Till our work on earth is done. We remember while as children You would make our heart rejoice, As we listened to the magic Of your gentle loving voice. We will not forget your courage As you led us day by day, O’er life’s hidden pitfalls That beset us on the way. Ration Values For Meat ut, But Local Supply (Not To Be Increased Matters not what may confront us In your council we abide, With a feeling hovering o’er us That you’re traveling by our side. Hoping that when life is over And we face the setting sun, We have made our life as useful As our loving Mother done. Sadly missed by the children Georgia and Wayne Yerger. Service— right at your door. Next to Town Hall in view of tUa fact that^the meat shortage here has been so severe that markets have been operating a max imum of o’!'v c'nout three days a week, and by early each Saturday evening the weekly s!/i»nW of the stores has been sold and. shelves are clear. Consumers therefore face the len/o’fobtaining more meat /or their points only if and when they may be able to find it, and there is the pos sibility that the points saved for in creased purchases of butter and cheese. All but one of the many reductions for meats effective this week are from one to two points per pound, with the exception of boneless rump of beef which is down three points. Most steaks are down two points, with one or two point reductions for roasts, chops and Other cuts. Point values on all pork and other red point foods are bqing.maintained. Blue point v%tlbds‘ on juice Were, ut in rt^iuetjon^ also were made 1fi‘ the'" points "re quired for tomato catsup and chili im|j ft W 3 ar Ration Book Here 'In December .»a War Ratiq^ Bdnk Five, “sinullijm than a dollar bill” and containing just half as many stamps as the last book issued, will be distributed through the public schools In Decem ber, Chester Bowles, Administrator of OPA announced. At the same time, the new “A” Gasoline Ration Book will be issued. Distribution will take place at school houses or other public build ings throughout the nation from De cember 3 through December 15. OPA district offices will fix the exact time for each local area. The new “A” Gasoline Books will go into use De cember 22, and War Ration Book Five will be used soon after the first of the year for food rationing and for rationing shoes. Former Triplett Employe Is Wed If you are on one of our rural truck route* we can bring our service right to your door. It brings To you our top market price and /quick service for marketing your Cream, Eggs and Pqultr Phone us today and our trucks will stdp At your door tomorrow. Robert Murray Notic Collections for Electric and Water Service will be received at the Mayor’s office beginning August 1, 1945 until further notice. OFFICE HOURS DAILY: 8:30 to 11:30 A. 12:30 to 5:30 P. The Board of Public Affairs Mary Genevieve Bracy, of Leipsic, former employe of The Triplett Elec trical Instrument Co., who roomed at the Albert Benroth home on North| Main street during the time she was employed here, was married Sunday, July 8, at River Rouge, Mich., to John Smolak. Her husband recently was honor ably discharged from the armed forces. Before the marriage Mrs. Smolak had been with the Signal Corps offices in Dayton. The couple will make their home in Detroit. Suffer From Chilling Bananas, avocadoes and other tropical fruits suffer from chilling at temperatures at 40 degrees fahr enheit or below, consequently should be kept at low temperatures for only brief periods. :er Charles Kinsini Bluffton phi 492-W w 1 Veterans discharged from the armed forces are being assisted by Allen County Draft Board No. 3 and other boards in this area in return ing to positions they left when they went into uniform and in finding new connections for those who want them. Under the Selective Service Act, draft boards not only are charged with the responsibility of obtaining men for the armed forces, but they also must play a major role in as sisting honorably discharged veter ans in finding a place in industry or business. Commenting on the Army’s prog ress in carrying out its partial de mobilization plans, Col. C. W. Goble, State Director of Selective Service, declared this week that Ohio’s Local Boards are efficiently fulfilling their employment obligations to returning veterans. “Our first big job”, the director said, “was to select men for the armed forces. That job isn’t com pleted yet, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t working hard on the other big job cut out for us by Con gress—the job of aiding veterans in finding the kind of employment they want and making certain that those who desire to return to their former positions will be reinstated in them.” Col. Goble emphasized that induc tions are continuing and are neces sary because of the constant need by the armed forces for replacements, but he added that the Local Boards also are keenly interested in seeing that the men they selected for serv ice are firmly re-entrenched in civil ian life. For the benefit of recently dis charged servicemen and those still in the service who may not be entirely familiar with toe provisions 6f the Selective Training and Service Act relating to the reemployment rights of discharged veterans, Col. Goble re viewed these provisions as follows: Re-instatement Division Conditions for reinstatement in former position, (a) A veteran is entitled by law to reinstatement in his former position or to a position of like seniority, status and pay: (1) If such position was in the employ of a private employer, the United States Government, its terri torial possessions, or the District of Columbia (2) If such position was not a temporary one (3) If he entered the Armed Forces subsequent to May 1, 1940 (4) If he satisfactorily completed his period of training and service and received a certificate to that ef fect (5) If he is still qualified to per form the duties of such position (6) If he makes application for reemployment within 90 days after he is relieved from service, or from hospitalization continuing after dis charge for a period of not more than one year (7) If such position is in the em ploy of a private employer, the em ployer’s circumstances have not so changed as to make it impossible or unreasonable to reinstate the veteran to such position or to a position of like seniority, status and pay. Rights after reemployment. A vet eran who is restored to a position in the employ of the Federal Govern ment or a private employer, as pro vided in Paragraph 1 above, is en titled by law to the following addi tional benefits: (a) He shall be considered as hav ing been on furlough or leave of ab- THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO TTtE U.S.COAST GUARD-OUR Cd-PEETJSEA‘GO/NGA/WED FOAZE- WAS FOUNDED AUGUST BY ALEXANDER. HAMILTON, FIRST SECfc er ARY OF THE TREASURY, TO PROTECT OUR COASTAL WATERS AGAINST PIRATES AND SMUGGLERS. SINCE THEN, IT HAS ALWAYS-BEEN O/V THE JOB" AIDING OUR MERCHANT MARINE AGAINST THE HAZARDS 6k THE SEA. iier Sm w NOW, IN WORLD WAR IT* THE iMS.C.GJ HA$ NOT ONLV GUARDED our coastal waters, hunting down submarines AND PROTECTING CONVOYS, BUT lT6 MEN HAVE TAKEN PART IN EVERY INVASION OF THE WAR- MANEUVERING THEIR CRAFT EXPERTLY THROUGH HEAVILY-MINED CHANNELS AND UNLOADING THEM UNDER FIRE ON ENEMY BEACHES THEffZ “SEMPER PARATUS- ALWAYS READY. Discharged Veterans Assisted In Finding Jobs By Draft Board No. 3 f-Ty /-——.............................. sence during his period of service (b) He shall be restored without loss of seniority (c) He shall be entitled to par ticipate in insurance or other benefits offered by the employer pursuant to established rules and practices re lating to employees on furlough or leave of absence in effect with the employer at the time such person en tered military or naval service (d) Re from such within one tion. shall not be discharged position without cause, year after such restora- Memoriam In In memory -of Noah Danner of Beaverdam who passed away Aug ust 5, 1942. I miss you tonight, as I always do. I missed you today, the whole day through. The times that we had, and our walks together, In sunshine or snow, it was all fair weather. I’ll find a new pal, that may all be true, But every new day, I’ll be thinking of you. The kind words that one says, like the blossoming rose, A sweet fragrance imparts, where ever one goes. And each thing that we do, and each thing that we say, Becomes part of ourselves, and part of each day. There is a power, an unseen guide That leads us through all things un tried. ’Tis safe as in the tranquil sea— With arms outstretched for you and me. ’Twill carry us to safety’s shore, To dwell in peace forevermore. By Sister Julia Clues May Solve Bluffton burglaries Operations of a.gan^.®f Lima ju veniles, whose looting of filling sta tions and stores was uncovered with the arrest of a Lima used auto parts operator charged with alleged connec tions in buying and selling stolen goods, were being checked this week to determine if the group played any part in two burglaries of the Bluff ton Hi-Speed station, which was loot ed twice within a month. Both burglaries of the local sta tion, operated by Dick Habegger, oc curred in July, and Assistant Prose cutor Clarence Fischer has stated that he believed the work to be that of juveniles operating between Lima and Findlay. The used auto parts dealer held in Lima is charged with having in his possession several items which had been reported stolen, and in addi tion he is believed to have sold new stolen automobile tires to out-of town customers. OPA authorities also are investi gating the case, because of charges that new tires and a quantity of gas oline ration stamps were included in the loot of the gang, during 90 days of burglary. Federal statisticians say that the livestock feed situation on July 1 was less favorable than on May 1 and that grain prices are likely to remain as high as those of last year. Rites For Airman OTAFF Sgt. Gerald R. Caris, ^21, who will be honored in memorial services at the Ebene zer Mennonite church, afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. A. C. Schultz of er pastor of the ficiate. $5gt. Caris met raid over Germany, is the former Veldean Bluffton. He was the of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Caris of Orange township. Sunday Rev. Chicago, form church will of- death in an air His wife Moser of only son Mrs. Emma Cummins Rites Held Tuesday Mrs. Emma Idell Cummins, 85, Orange township native, died at 5:30 p. m. last Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Francis Wagner, with whom she made her home in the township in which she Death was attributed to ties of age. was born. the infirmi- held Tues- were the Riley Creek which she was a J. J. Anglemyer, Funeral services day afternoon in Baptist church, of member, with Rev. pastor of the Williamstown Brethren church, officiating. Burial was in the Hassan cemetery. The daughter of Alfred and Martha ((Gallant) Gorby, Mrs. Cum mins was bom May 2, 1860, and on Oct. 18, 1879, she married Jesse D. Cummins, who died last March. Survivors inelude two daughters, Mrs. Laura Wagner and Mrs. Lulu Wagner, both of whom reside be tween Bluffton and Ada one son, Elmer Cummins, of New Stark a sister, Mrs. Leanna Mann, Detroit one brother, Samuel T. Gorby, Bluff ton seven grandchildren 10 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Chicago buyers keep the average paid on AA grade cattle at $17.30 per hundredweight. A higher price on one load is made up by a lower price on another. Even more than the American or the Mexican eagle, more than the Peruvian or Chilean condor, the quetzal of Guatemala is a symbol. With its colorful plumage and long tail it Stands in the center of Guatemalan flag, a fluttering strangely beautiful emblem of country’s liberty. Quetzal—Bird Of Paradise—Is Idol Of Guatemala, Central American Republic bot of the The eagle, as might of the Uni comparative newcomer. Hundreds fmmded ■the avetral ww honored, revered and even worshipped in waitemtdtt v~fiere~ iti 'jfgidrb W/i pefifs n coins, bills, stamps and even an that country's flag. Here is the story of quetzal—bird of liberty.—EDITOR the and the According to an old Indian legend, when a prodigious tree once sprang up from the cast-off wings of blue butterflies, a quetzal alighted on its highest branches, crowning the tree with the power of its radiance. The bird—whose scientific name is Pharomacrus mocino-—is indeed wor thy of such a legend. About the size of a large pigeon, the male boasts a magnificent plumage bT crimson aqd- ►grean a lple M-s ^graeeful tail cotert^ are elonqited^nfio^ a golden train more than three feet long. y 111'till The female is of a duller* valor and lacks the long tail.... The quetzal lives in the forests of Mexico and Central America and is found parti ularly in the jungle of Guatemala where it builds its nest in huge treeS. These nesta-resembling soadewhat those of woodpeckers—nane fashioned so that the male bird, entering from one side and going out the other, does not break its precious tail, two things being dear above all to the quetzal: its gorgeous appendage and its liberty. Should it lose any one of them, the bird would die in a short while. Maybe it was just because of that very fact that quetzal feathers were considered precious by the Indians from the most remote times. The word itself—quetzal—signified emer ald in Indian and the plumes of the bird were the highest tribute to the Aztec ruler Moctezuma. On solemn occasions the high dignitaries wore a mantle made of the feathers of what they called the winged emerald, while one of their leaders, learning that his throne was threatened, made this petition heaven: “Oh, God! preserve to my quetzal plumes!” to me an The gilded throne of many Indian chief was decked with quetzal feathers but their subjects were only allowed to use parrot plumes to Armstrong Quaker Rugs easy to keep clean attractive modern designs long wearing and economical colors to harmonize with room furnishings An unusual selection of colors and The following sizes in stock: sizes in our new stock, just arrived. 6X9 7^X9 9X10 We invite you to see this showing 9X12 12X12 12LX15 Also Armstrong Linoleum in 6 foot widths Basinger’s Furniture Store THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 194S adorn themselves. Plumes of the qaeiaal ww used for the crown of Quetzalcoatl, Toltec god symhofized "by a green feathered— fwrtke, -toe Tottec legend apotheosizing Quetzalcoatl by bum trig his| jhpd^y sumin|t ,of Orizaba that his spirit might ascend to the heavens transformed bi to, this daKrifnir and peer’.eW -bird. vi r°*In the sixteenth century Guate- Alvarado, one of the lieutenants of Cortes. The native Mayan tribes were overcome and their chief Tecum Uman was killed in battle. At *that moment, According to the chronide, a quetzal Soaring above the leader’s head fell instantly dead to the ground as a sign that Gua temala had lost, its freedom,—the liberty thM.Jty 9pdepr to the in domitable ’bird., ,7 During bie f^niiT period the plumage was often sent in tribute to the rulers in the mother country and thus the extermination of the bird started. Among the natives the penalty for killing a quetzal had been death and the only method al lowed for obtaining its leathers was cat-thing the fowl by menns of a trap and letting it go free after plucking a few of its plumes. In 1895, long after Guatemala had secured its independence and the quetzal-had become the official em blem of its liberty, the Government had to forbid the hunting of the bird in order to preserve the species, for the fact that its brilliant golden green feathers do not fade after death as many other bird feathers do, further encouraged hunters in their pursuit of the “American bird of paradise**, as the quetzal is some times called. Today, no Guatemala would dare touch the winged sjrmbol of the na tion,* not only because he would be severely punished by law, but also because the bird has entered the? legend of Guatemala. Its figure appears on coins, bills stamps, flutters on the flag it is praised by local poets, it gives its name to towns and mountains. And so, the strangely voiceless quetzal sings hymns to liberty with its plumage. Its melody is not for the ear but for the eye. Its ballads are emeralds, its arpeggios rubies. It is the sound of color, the song of Guatemala. Green Cotton Neither “green” nor “damp” cot ton can be ginned without lowering the quality of the lint. Every year growers lose many thousands of dollars early in the season by not al lowing their cotton to “ripen” before It is carried to the gin. JU ...’’'I ’■F'