Intensive activity to acquaint
Bluffton school district voters with
the necessity of renewing a three
mill school levy that has been in ef
fect here for 32 years will be
launched the last two weeks of this
month by the citizen’s advisory com
mittee organized to enlist public sup
port for the proposal.
Focal point in the pre-election ac
tivity will be a house-to-house poll
to determine the sentiment of local
voters, with teams of workers hand
ling contacts in each precinct.
Renewal of the three-mill levy at
the polls this fall would not mean
an additional tax would be placed on
the duplicate, for it has continu
ously been in effect here for the
last 32 years.
Twenty-one per cent of all school
Joan Clark and Robert Stalter
Assembly was held Thursday morn
ing. The student body gave the
Pledge of Allegiance and sang “The
Star Spangled Banner” after which
Malcolm Basinger lead devotions.
Chaplain Ernest Bigelow then spoke
on his experiences in the European
Theater of Operations.
The first edition of the Cutlass was
G. R.-Hi-Y-Hayride, Wednes
What happens on a hayride should
n’t happen to the best of people
But it did. Yes, trouble! And plenty
At first we had too many people
for one wagon so we proceeded to get
another. After about a thirty minute
delay we were off. Everyone was full
of pep and glee until we met with the
The basketball schedule Nov. 9,
Wharton-Lafayette Nov. 16, open
Nov. 20, Beaverdam, there Nov. 27,
Spencerville-Lafayette Nov. 30, Har
rod, there Dec. 4, Shawnee-Lafay
ette Dec. 7, Elida-Lafayette Dec. 14,
Gomer, there Dec. 18, Perry (a jun
ior league game), there Dec. 21,
open Jan. 4, Shawnee, there Jan. 11,
Beaverdam-Lafayette Jan. 18, Spen-
Auto, Fire, Life, Health, Ac
cident, Theft, Liability
PAUL E. WHITMER
245 W. Grove St./”[Tione 350-W
Blufftop. Oh o
Farm Bureau Mutual Auto Ins. Co.
Farm Bureau Mutual I ire Ins. Co.
Farm Bureau Life In urance Co.
Home Office: Columl us, Ohio.
«Ji* SJaMw*'** Memorial I the
Support Of Three-Mill School Levy
operating expenses come from the
three-mill levy, and its renewal is
essential for continued operation of
schools on their present basis.
Serving on the advisory commit
tee are representatives of The Bluff
ton Telephone Co., Federation of
Women’s clubs, Bluffton Sportsmen’s
club, Ministerial association, Legion
Auxiliary, Bluffton corporation, Farm
Bureau, Community hospital, Hos
pital Auxiliary, Triplett Electrical
Instrument Co., Central Ohio Light
and Power Co., Board of Education,
Bluffton college, Mid-Winter Fair
Board, Page Dairy Co., Bluffton
Stone Co., Bluffton-Richland library,
Bluffton News, American Legion,
Lions club, Board of Public Affairs
and Boss Manufacturing Co.
second calamity. The hitch on the
first wagon broke. Then Donald Herr
came to the rescue by bringing his
tractor to pull the second wagon. Af
ter this fifteen minute delay we pro
ceeded to Pandora. Upon arriving
there we rang out with about six chor
uses of "Bluffton Forever.” However
we failed to wake anyone up over
there so we proceeded home.
We arrived home safe and sound
but felt as though we were football
veterans. After piling out of the
wagon we met with the third and
last tragedy. No one had keys to the
cafeteria. This was solved, however,
when Coach Burcky went home after
W’e then enjoyed refreshments and
concluded that—a hayride isn’t a hay
ride unless you have a little hard
luck to go with it. Thus the morn
ing after the hayride everyone was
happy but stiff.
cerville-there Jan. 25, Harrod-Lafay
ette Jan. 29, Elida, there Feb. 1,
Gomer-Lafayette Feb. 8, open.
The third grade had the highest at
tendance record for September while
the eighth grade had the most ab
sences during the month. Average
attendance in the first six grades was
98 per cent the attendance in the up
per six grades averaged 96.4 per cent.
The Allen County Music Festival
will be held November 7 at Shawnee.
Membership, in the high school
singing clubs which will appear is:
Boys—Senior Hi Glee Club, 54 Girls
—Senior Hi Glee Club, 64 Mixed
Bob Bilbrey of ’45 is home on leave
from his naval training station.
Eugene Black, a junior last year,
has just completed his boot training
at Great Lakes. He visited at school
Subscribe to the Fourth Allen
County War Chest drive.
of the shadow of WINTER!
Change to MARATHON
us aoout the Marathon 1-2-3
that keeps. winter driving trouble-free.
Cars Washed and Polished— ffp
Call for and delivery service
Dick Troy Service Station
N. Main & Elm Streets Phone 207-W
Many graduate^ and former stu-
I week end to attend the annual Col
Events of Saturday included the
crowning of LaVonne Hostetler, sen
ior of Wooster, as homecoming queen
and Bluffton-O. N. U. football game
in the afternoon.
Rev. Andrew Shelley of Kitche
ner, Ont., was the speaker of the
Homecoming dinner at Ropp hall
Saturday night which was followed
by the Thespian play “Sophie of
Shadyville” in the chapel.
Dr. Lloyd Pannabecker of Peoria
spoke at Sunday afternoon vespers
which was followed with a reception
in the library.
Among those from out of town in
Franklin—Mr. and Mrs. R. E.
Augsburger and family.
Wooster—Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ho
stetler and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Bowling Green—Mrs. R. E. Camp
bell and Phyllis Heigley.
Kitchener, Ont.—Clifford Zehr and
Ralph Weber, Rev. Andrew Shelley,
Bertha Miller, Edna Weber.
Kalida—Mr. and Mrs. Harley
Smith, Mrs. Ralph Cogan.
Rawson—Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gar
Topeka, Ind.—Dena and Erma
Goshen, Ind.—Mr. and Mrs. Le
land Hartzler and daughter Melba,
Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Hartzler, Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Brookmeyer, Mr.
and Mrs. Russell Hartzler.
Lafayette—Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hef
ner, Lowell and Robert Kelly.
Youngstown—Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Peoria, Ill.—Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd
Pannabecker and family.
Ypsilanti, Mich.—Mr. and Mrs.
Laurence Burkhalter, Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Gundy and son, Karl Schultz,
Chicago—Ernest Harder, Mr. and
Mrs. Maynard Shelley, Ellis Guthrie.
Paughkeepsie, N. Y.—Bert Smuck
Marlboro, N. J.—Paul Klassen.
Columbus—Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Smucker, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Loch
er, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Niswand
er, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Heiks.
Pandora—Mr. and Mrs. Earl Leh
Decatur, Ind.—Fred Soldner.
Upper Sandusky—Evelyn Johnson,
Dayton—Mrs. Ann Gilbert.
New Lexington—Donald Hester.
South Bend, Ind.—Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Schultz and family.
Bloomington, Ind—Howard Baum
News Want-ads bring results.
1 ^iduin'ls Married
James C. Landes, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Lend-s, of Merom, Ind.,
former resident of Bluffton, was
married to Ca 1 Hoiirnan, Oct. 5
at 2 p. m. at the home of the bride’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raeh Hoil
man, Merom, Ind.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. Carl Landes, father of the
bridegroom, using the double ring
ceremony. There were no attendants
and the ceremony was witnessed by
members of the immediate families.
For her wedding costume the
bride wore a two-piece brown wool
suit. Her accessories were brown
and she wore a corsage of pink
roses and baby breath.
Light refreshments were served in
the home following the ceremony
after which th couple left for a
short wedding trip. On their return
a reception was held at the home
of Rev. and Mrs. Landes for a few
intimate friends. Both Mr. and
Mrs. Landes were students at Bluff
ton college. B/th are employed at
the Ypsilanti State hospital to
which place they returned.
AAA Reports Due At
Grange Hall Friday
Reports on individual farm coop
eration in the 1945 AAA program
will be made by Richland township
farmers at Richl.r Grange hall from
1:30 p. m. until 9 ’!0 p. m. this Friday.
Jackson township farmers will re
port at the Lafayette town hall dur
ing the same hours on Thursday and
Monroe township reports will be made
at the Monroe township house on Fri
Farmers are urged to use AAA
acreages wherever possible in report
ing practices which were carried out,
County Agent Clair A. Patterson
said. Weight slips, etc., must be sub
mitted for practices to be reported in
units of weight.
At the same series of meetings ap
plications will be signed for dairy
production program payments for the
months of July, August and Septem
ber. Evidence of sales of milk and
butterfat must be submitted. Rates
of payment are 45 cents per cwt. of
milk and 13 cents per pound of but
Total tobacco production and bur
ley tobacco production in Ohio and
other areas are expected to reach
high marks in 1945. The prediction
on burley is 570j000,000 pounds, a fig
ure exceeded only by the 1944 crop.
Chick hatcheries in the first eight
months of 1945 produced 23 per cent
more chicks than 1944 and within 2
per cent of the all-time record estab
lished in 1943, Hatcheries in June,
July and August, 1945, were above
any other totals for those months.
It Will Be Worth
Rnrknnrt I the
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Huber, Mrs.
Berdell Huber and Anita and Mr. and
Mrs. John Huber of Lima were guests
of the Finley Reeves family in Port
land, Ind., Sunday. Their son Robert
has just returned from the South
West Pacific after almost five years
of service as Medic.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Gleason and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gleason
and family, were Friday evening sup
per guests of the Mike Gleason fam
Class meeting of the Victory class
will meet at the home of Oscar Zim
merman, Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Huber, Mar
jorie Huber and daughter were visi
tors in Portland, Ind., Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hauenstein
home of Mrs. A. E. Shrider. one
nauei cxarmoiier oi Kawsun.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Zimmerman
were callers at the Cal Herr home,
Naomi Steiner and children were
visitors at the Dennis Brauen home,
Mr. and Mrs. Orton Stratton, Mr.
and rs. Raymond Stratton were
Sunday dinner guests of Maurice Bell
A bumper potato crop is expected
to create some marketing difficulties
during the fall months, and the gov
ernment has announced a price sup
port program of $2.20 a hundred
weight in October, $2.30 in November,
and $2.40 in December. It also is
possible to obtain government loans
on potatoes which are in safe storage.
Bluffton's Most Magnificent Toyland
We are transforming our entire second floor into a veritable
children’s fairyland—filled with toys to make real the dreams
Early purchases have made it possible to announce at this time
there will be a complete stock of toys for Christmas.
Watch for announcement of the date for Opening of Toyland.
Get in Line for a Steady Post-Wgr Job
Etosinger Turniturc Stere
Forty-three Years of Dependable Service
Because of PLANT EXPANSION now almost/ completed we
are now hiring men to learn the following trades:
Other Rubber Manufacturing
For Up to 7$IMen
Apply at the employment department at factory entrance.
and one-half miles east
Improve Y ourtownof
Roll Brick and
Also see^iiw- Metal
Roof Pointing, A Furnaces
Rt. 2, Columbus Grove, Ohio
Bluffton phone 645-R
News Wanf-ads bring results.
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