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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.
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
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
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
ar Ration Book
Here 'In December
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
Collections for Electric and Water Service will be
received at the Mayor’s office beginning August 1,
1945 until further notice.
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.
Charles Kinsini
Bluffton phi
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
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
“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
(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
(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-
Sm w
our coastal waters, hunting down submarines
Discharged Veterans Assisted In
Finding Jobs By Draft Board No. 3
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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
shall not be discharged
position without cause,
year after such restora-
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
The times that we had, and our
walks together,
In sunshine or snow, it was all fair
I’ll find a new pal, that may all be
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
’Tis safe as in the tranquil sea—
With arms outstretched for you and
’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
$5gt. Caris met
raid over Germany,
is the former Veldean
Bluffton. He was the
of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Caris of
Orange township.
Chicago, form
church will of-
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-
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
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
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
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!”
The gilded throne of many
Indian chief was decked with quetzal
feathers but their subjects were only
allowed to use parrot plumes to
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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
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.

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