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VOLUME NO. LXX
JAMES WEST WILL
BE NEW BOARD OF
EDUCATION CLERK
Appointment of Ex-Serviceman
Made by School Board on
Monday Night
West Also Named to
Board Was Former
poration Clerk
Library
Cor-
with the
James West, who served
U. S. army from 1941 until this fall,
was named Monday night to serve as
•clerk of the Bluffton Board of Edu
cation at a salary of $35 per month.
His term of office will extend thru
this month and all of the coming year.
He will assume the duties imme
diately, succeeeding Paul Augsburger,
who resigned a week ago after taking
the clerkship in early fall when Le
land Diller submitted his resignation.
Diller had served again for one week
following Augsburger’s resignation,
but relinquished the duties when the
board Monday night announced West’s
appointment.
Diller also will resign on Jan. 1 as
a member of the Bluffton Library
board, and West was named by the
Board of Education to succeed him
that date.
on
of
on
As a member of the new Board
Education which will be organized
January 1, Diller can no longer serve
on the library board.
West, an employe of The Citizens
National Bank, was Bluffton corpora
tion clerk at the time he went into
the army in 1941.
Service Discharges
Albert E. Ingalls has been dis
charged from the U. S. Navy at
the Bainbridge, Maryland, separation
center. He will be associated with
his sister, Zelma Ingalls, in opera
tion of the Community market gro
cery store here.
Pfc. Russell Hathaways brother of
Mrs. Wilmer Badertscher, has been
discharged after serving 15 months
with the Army in the European
theatre. He is now’ wdth his wife
and son in Ada.
T/5 Clyde Klingler, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Clyde Klingler, south of
Bluffton, arrived home Monday after
being discharged from the Army at
Indiantown Gap, Pa.
Pfc. Ned Schultz wras discharged
last w’eek at Camp Atterbury, Ind.,
after 21 months in Army service.
He was overseas seven months and
was held a prisoner by the Germans
four months. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Theodore Schultz, of West
Kibler street.
Sgt. Paul Sauder, former Bluffton
college student, has been discharged
from the Marine corps after serving
in the Pacific battle areas and with
occupation forces in Japan. He was
visiting here early this week.
Cecil Richard, husband of the
former Princess Basinger, of Cherry
street, has been discharged from the
Seabees, and is with his wife at his
home in Helena, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs.
Richard visited Monday with her
sisters, Pearl, Gaynell, Dorothy and
Myrtle Basinger of Cherry street.
T/5 Noah Zimmerman was dis
charged Monday from Indiantown
Gap, Pa., after tw’o years service in
Europe. He is now at home with
his sister Bernice on East College
avenue
Pfc. Herbert Siefield, son of Mr.
and Mrs. H. Siefield arrived here
Wednesday, having been discharged
at Indiantown Gap,
months in Europe.
Pa., after 23
Snow Carnival At
College Saturday
A snow carnival featured by pag
eantry and crowning of a queen will
be held under lights on the Bluffton
college baseball diamond, Saturday
night at 9 o’clock. The affair is
sponsored by the freshman class.
Leading features of the carnival
will be the crowning of Janice
Welty of Pandora as snow queen.
Her escort will be Charles Rickert
of Canton and her attendant, Helen
Bohn of Bluffton will be escorted by
Burton Yost of Lansdale, Pa.
Where Servicemen
Charles Main S 1/c 962-61-94
14th Batt., Bks. 1442
U. S. N. Receiving Station
Shoemaker, California
Concert Will Be 43rd Here
Given Successively for
36 Years
’rominent Artists Will
Four Leading Solo Roles
at H. S. Gym.
Ushering in Bluffton’s musical
observance of the Christmas holiday
season, the Bluffton College Choral
Society will
oratorio, “The
8 o’clock in
gymnasium.
Appearing in the chorus are more
than 100 vocalists from the college
and community, many of whom have
sung in the oratorio for years.
This season’s quartet of soloists
will be one of the most outstanding
to appear here in recent holiday
renditions.
Carlton Eldnge, blind tenor, of
Lansing, Mich., who was a hit with
last year’s “Messiah” audience, will
sing the same role this December,
and Paul Fuller, soloist of the
Metropolitan Methodist church of
Detroit, the largest of its denomina
tion in the world, will be the bass
soloist.
Eleanor Starkey, opera, oratorio,
concert stage and radio soloist, will
take the soprano role, coming to
Bluffton for the performance direct
ly from New York City w’here she
will give a Town Hall recital.
Miss Gayle Howey, dean of
women at Lima Central High school,
and well known to Bluffton music
lovers, will sing the contralto num
bers.
Prof. Russell A. Lantz, head of
the college department of music,
will direct the chorus, and Sidney
Hauenstein, of the collage music
faculty, will conduct an orchestra o*.
about 35 pieces.
Mrs. H. P. Mann, alsd of the
music faculty, will be the piano ac
companist for the 35th consecutive
year.
Prof. Lantz has directed the chor
al society in its oratorio presenta
tion for 17 years, and Sidney Hauen
stein has been in charge of the
orchestral accompaniment since 1912.
The large gymnasium at the high
school is filled by the crowds that
always attend each annual holiday
season rendition of “The Messiah”.
Couple Married In
Ottawa To Live Here
Christmas Season To Be Ushered In
By Rendition Of “The Messiah” Sunday
Sing
present Handel’s
Messiah”, Sunday at
the Bluffton High
the 43rd Yuletide
oratorio before local
This will be
rendition of the
audiences, and the 35th time that it
has been presented on succeeding
years by the college group.
Annesser, daugh
Annesser, of Ot
bride of Herbert
son of Mr. and
Miss Ruth Ann
ter of Mrs. Della
tawa, became the
Conrad, youngest
Mrs. Raymond Conrad, of Geiger
street, in a ceremony at the Sts.
Peter and Paul rectory in Ottawa,
Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Rev. Father Landoil officiated at
the ceremony, following which a re
ception was held at
House for 35 guests.
the Putnam
ice blue wool
of red roses.
The bride wore an
gown, with a corsage
Her attendant, Mrs. James Annes
ser of Ottawa, a sister-in-law, was
in a gray wool suit and wore a pink
rose corsage.
The groom was attended by a
brother of the bride, Paul Annesser
of Ottawa.
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad returned
week from a wedding trip to
Great Smoky mountains, and
make their home for the pres
with his parents
this
the
will
ent
street.
Caris has been
Navy and he
Lt. (j.g.) Richard
discharged from the
and his wife, the former Betty Trip
lett are enroute here.
on Geiger
from Bluff
He was in
The groom graduated
ton High school in 1943.
the Army receiving his discharge in
August, 1944. He now is employed
at the Bluffton Stone company.
of Sts.
in Ot
For a
at The
The bride is a graduate
Peter and Paul High school
tawa in the class of 1944.
time she was employed here
Triplett Electrical Instrument
Co.
Reorganize Lima
Archery Club
The
Shawnee Bowmen, Lima
archery club will reorganize Satur
day night at 8 o'clock at their in
door range at 211 East Market
street, Lima. Those interested in
archery are invited to attend.
Free instruction and demonstra
tion of equipment will feature the
program. Instructors for the ex
hibition will include former state
champion Ralph Waggoner and Rob
ert Wilson.
Albert Benroth Dies
Wednesday Morning
Albert Benroth, 68, of North
Main street died at Bluffton hospital
Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock.
His death
ness from
followed a six months’ ill
complications.
the son of the late Mr.
George Benroth, pioneer
for many
He was
and Mrs.
Bluffton residents and
years was engaged in the garage
and auto sales businses here. Later
he was employed as custodian at
Bluffton high school until given leave
of absence because of failing health.
He w’as a member of the Presbyter
ian church.
Surviving are his wife the former
Josephine Euller and three sons
Robert, Eugene and James all of
Bluffton and tw’o daughters Mrs. Al
vin Augsburger of Oak Harbor and
Mrs. George Blackwood of Detroit.
Also surviving are a brother Jule
of Phoenix, Arizona, and five sis
ters: Miss Minnie Benroth and Mrs.
Mont Euller of Lima Mrs. Emma
Metzger and Mrs. Rose Sweeney of
Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Marie Bu
chanan of Los Angeles.
Also surviving are six grandchild
ren.
Funeral services are incomplete.
Open House Sunday
For Golden Wedding
In honor of their Golden wedding
anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Bo
gart, lifetime Bluffton residents, will
receive friends at open house at
their home on Cherry street, Sunday
afternoon from 2 to 5 o’clock.
The couple w’ere married Decem
ber 15, 1895 in the Methodist church
here, of w’hich they are members.
Both are from pioneer Bluffton
families. Mr. Bogart, 70, is the
son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James
Bogart. Parents of Mrs. Bogart,
69, the former Lulu Augsburger,
were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Augsburger.
Mr. Bogart recently retired after
30 years service as a rural mail
carrier. He also is a past master
of the Bluffton Masonic lodge. Mrs.
Bogart whs graduaftd from Bluffton
high school in the class of 1894 and
is active in church and social affairs.
The couple’s two daughters are
Mrs. Bernice Baumgartner of Cleve
land and Mrs. Eddyth Baumgartner
of Mishawaka, Indiana.
Dr. E. S. Augsburger of Lima is
a brother of Mrs. Bogart.
Mr. Bogart has tw’o brothers Earl
and Joe both of Lima and three sis
ters Mrs. Ella McHenry of Bluffton,
Mrs. Mary Isham of Norwalk and
Mrs. Martha Rockwell of Midland,
Michigan.
A rants-Sommers
Nuptials At College
Miss Treva Arrants, Bluffton col
lege senior, became the bride of Sgt.
Lysle D. Sommers, son of Mrs. Viola
Sommers, of Pandora, in a candle
light ceremony in Ramseyer chapel,
last Saturday evening.
Dr. Lloyd Ramseyer,
the college, received the
double ring ceremony,
sic was provided by
women’s choir.
president of
vows in the
Special mu
the college
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. 0. E. Ohler, of Lima, and
graduated from Lima South High
school. Sgt. Sommers is a graduate
of Pandora High school and entered
the U. S. Army three years ago.
Last Rites Held For
Mrs. William Dally
Funeral services were held last
Sunday afternoon in the Diller fun
eral chapel for Mrs. William R.
Dally, 71, w’ho died at her home,
122 Poplar street, at 11:55 p.
Thursday.
an
She had retired at 10 p. m.
was aw’akened an hour later hv
heart attack that caused her death.
Rev. A. Weed, pastor of
Methodist church, officiated at
funeral services. Burial was
Maple Grove cemetery.
the
the
in
Daughter of Christian and Jane
(Henry) Swank, Mrs. Dally was
bom in Orange
county, in 1874.
on Jan. 1, 1896,
who survives.
township, Hancock
She was married
to W’illiam
Dally,
daugh
Mound
include a
Klay, of
Maurice E. Dally,
Other survivors
ter, rs. George
street, and a son,
Hawlhome, Calif.
Robert C. and James N.
ceased,
a half-sister, and Arthur Sw’ank,
Bluffton, a half-brother.
Two other sons,
are de­
Mrs. William Ryan, Ada, is
BLUFFTON MARKETS
Wednesday Morning
Grain (bushel prices) Wheat,
$1.70 corn, $1.12 oats, 70c soys,
$2.04.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS
A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY
BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, DEC 13, 1945
FOUR MENNONITE
CHURCHES SHIP 23
CATTLE TO EUROPE
Carload of Bred Heifers Are
Consigned for European
Relief
Another Carload of Cattle Will
Be Shipped in the Next
Month
First of two carlo®wD of bred heif
ers donated for European relief under
the sponsorship of four Bluffton area
Mennonite churches started on the
first leg of its journey overseas Mon
day.
In the car shipped from Pandora
to Union Bridge Maryland, were 23
heifers. At the Maryland port the
animals will be loaded on a ship sent
to Europe by the United Nations Re
lief Administration.
The heifers will be kept at Union
Bridge until a shipload of cattle—
some 350 to 400 animals—is assem
bled.
Arthur Schumacher, of near Pan
dora, went with the carload of cat
tle, and will be in charge until they
reach the Maryland port. He also ex
pects to go to Europe on the ship
carrying the animals.
Sponsoring Churches
Appreciation
It is with a deep sense
ciation that the committee
of the bred heifer project
in European countries, wishes to ex
press their sincerest thanks to all in
our community who have contributed
in such a splendid cooperative man
ner in making possible our initial
shipment of heifers which left Pan
dora Monday.
An eye-witnes
ceedings at the
of Jap General
nila is contained
home to her par
Forrest Stein ma
for
the
Donation of the bred heifers
European relief is sponsored by
First Mennonite church, of Bluffton
the Ebenezer Mennonite church, w’est
of town, and the Grace and St. John
Mennonite churches of Pandora. Oth
er church groups are cooperating in
the project.
Another carload of cattle will be
shipped from this area next month,
and contributions now are being col
lected for their purchase. The cattle
will be bought by a committee con
sisting of Gilbert
stutz, Levi Altha
Arthur Schuman
Homer Reichenba
Phares Bixel, MC
Suter, Cleland Am
is, I Grace church
i-i, Hiram Kohli,
St. John church
Kmerly, Will Al
lh Ezra Moser,
W. M. Niswand-
NdTsbn Basinger, D:
er, First Mennonite church.
Shipment of cattle to replenish the
war-ravaged herds of Europe is a na
tion-wide project organized by the
Church of the Brethren (Dunkard),
with other denominations cooperat
ing. Several shiploads already have
been consigned to European ports.
Destination of each load is determin
ed by the UNRA.
of appre
in charge
for relief
Contributions are being received
for a similar shipment to be made
soon. All donations should be sent
to Ezra Moser, secretary-treasurer
of the committee in charge.
Dr. Gordon Bixel At
Contact Lens School
Dr. Gordon Bixel, Bluffton optom
etrist, was in Columbus last Thurs
day until Saturday to attend a
school on contact lens conducted by
Dr. William Feinbloom, a pioneer in
the field of contact eyeglasses.
New contact lens are made of
plastics, are virtually unbreakable
and can be used to correct many
eye defects that cannot be remedied
with ordinary glasses, Dr.
said.
Bixel
Two Bluffton Girls
Win In Declamations
Miss Mary Kathryn Bauman,
daughter of Dr. and Mrs, I. W. Bau
man, and Miss Catherine Bohn,
daughter of Prof, and Mrs. Ernest
Bohn, won first place awards in Al
len County Prince of Peace declama
tion final contests held Sunday in
Lima.
Both were representing the First
Mennonite church of Bluffton, and
in placing as county winners they
received silver medals. With one
other county victor they are eligible
to compete in the district contests
to be held in January.
Prince of Peace contests are ar
ranged annually by the Ohio Council
of Churches to make Ohio youth
peace-minded. This year’s theme is
“The Establishment of a Permanent
Peace Based on Christian Princip
les.”
Steinman, who is in the Philippines
enroute to Japan on Red Cross
fare work.
C€redings
a
hard
not.
pick
flash
intervals.
“They had a ten minute recess
every hour. We were up in the bal
cony and went over to a window
where standing directly below’ me
was Yamashita. I could almost
reach down and touch him. He was
just standing smoking and talking
now and then to a Jap. He looked
up in the window at us several
times. To listen to his side of the
story, he is as innocent as a
born babe.”
Mt. Cory
Charles P. Martin, 40, of Mt. Cory
was killed instantly Saturday even
ing when the automobile he was driv
ing struck a truck parked on Route
25, five miles south of Perrysburg.
Death resulted from a crushed chest
and skull fgracture. Dr. Frank V.
Boyle of Bowling Green, Wood County
coroner gave a verdict of accidental
death. Martin was born Feb. 27,
1905, near Williamstown. On Octo
ber 9, 1931 he married Nora Brubaker
who survives, together with one dau
ghter, Jean Ann, 13. The funeral was
held in the Daily Funeral Home at
Arlington, Tuesday at 1:30 p. m.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bishop and dau
ghter, Irene of Vanlue and Mr. and
Mrs. Herman Dennis and two sons
were Sunday afternoon callers on Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Jones.
Sgt. Raymond Dale Crawford was
discharged from the army last week.
Pvt. Richard Warner is home on a
furlough visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Gene Warner.
Ruth Ghaster and Chester Huber
attended the grand opening at Ruses
in Findlay, Saturday.
Mrs. Glen Reiter, Mrs. Lehr Green,
Mr. and Mrs. John Cuppies, Mr. and
Mrs. Reuben Bauman attended the
funeral of Charles Martin, Tuesday
afternoon in Arlington.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jones were in
Columbus Grove one day last week
to see Charles Jones who is quite ill.
John Hilty of Bluffton spent two
weeks with his daughter in Marion.
Bluffton will have two good movie
houses when the new one is completed.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Smith and fam
ily have moved into the home they
recently purchased in Rawson. They
formerly lived in Greencastle, Ind.
Mrs. Nathan Geren and twin dau
ghters were brought home from the
Findlay hospital. They have named
the twins Marlyn Jane and Carolyn
Jene.
Jluffton Girl In Manila Attends War
Criminal Trial Of General Yamashita
pro
trial
Ma-
s account of
war-criminal
Yamashita at
in a letter w’ritten
ents, Mr. and Mrs.
n by Miss Betty
wel
pro-
Her description of the trial
follows:
“This morning I had one of the
most exciting experiences, seeing
Yamashita’s trial. I wish you could
have seen it. When we walked in
Yamashita was on the stand talking
in Japanese.
“They had to use an interpreter
for everything that he said and
everything spoken to him, so it was
quite drawn out. He is quite heavy
and had a crew haircut.
“W hen he spoke he hardly moved
muscle in his face, in fact it was
to know' if he w’as talking or
They had mikes all around to
up voices and new’s reels and
photos w’ere taken at regular
By a score of 29
South high basketball team
Bluffton high school
played on the Lima floor,
night.
new'-
Lima South Wins
Over Bluffton Five
to 27, Lima
defeated
a game
in
Tuesday
Speaker To Explain
G. 1. Bill Of Rights
Ralph Turner of\ jrvWlay, Hancock
county service office!-* will speak at
the Bluffton Legion hall, Saturday
night at 8 o’clock to explain the pro
visions of the G. I. Bill of Rights
as applying to veterans of World
Warr II.
Dr. A. E. King returned home Wed
nesday from El Passo, Texas, where
he has been visiting his son Pvt. Wil
lis King.
Mrs. Frank Balister has
a position at Patterson’s in
Frank is also employed at
Corporation.
Pandora
Quite
a number from here attend
Putnam Count
meeting
ed the
Youth
Methodist church Sundi
and evening.
rth Creek
y afternoon
family and
and Gerald
Blosser, the
and
Winford Geiger
Jamison Risser, W:
Basinger and Miss
latter of Columbus
game supper at the Louis Risser
home recently.
illiam
Jane
Grove, enjoyed a
The ladies of the Grace Mennonite
church held their missionary meeting
at the church parlors, Thursday
afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Hall have
gone to Florida for several weeks’
Captain
of the
is now
vacation. Their son is
Sheldon Hall a flying ace
Pacific war zone. Sheldon
an instructor and coach at
high school.
Ottawa
Mrs. William Basinger, who has
been visiting her daughter at Lon
don and Grafton, has returned to her
home with the George Basinger
family southwest of Pandora.
Rev. Orlando Wiebe, of Meade,
Kan., is conducting special sendees
at the St. John’s church east of
Pandora this week.
Miss Minnie Hilty returned mis
sionary of China, suffered a very
serious accident last Thursday even
ing at Ft. Wayne, Ind., as she was
crossing the road to go to the Ft.
Wayne Bible school Miss Hilty was
struck by an auto and had the two
large bones, in both limbs broken
just below the knees, also a severe
bruise on her head. She was taken
to St. Joseph hospital where she will
remain until later when she may be
brought to Bluffton. Miss Hilty had
returned as far as Ft. Wayne from
a several weeks speaking tour with
others, in middle western Missionary
churches. I
turn to her
on Monday
She w’as expected to re
home here from the tour
evening.
Mrs. Ellis Steiner were
at the Live Stock Show
Mr. and
in Chicago
last week.
Noah Schumacher and daughter
Helen made a business trip to Cleve
land one day last week.
The Put., rn county e Kethadist
I Men’s Brotherhood meeting was held
at the M. E. church, Tuesday even
ing. Dr. L. A. Steidley, of Oberlin
college, addressed the Brotherhood.
Music was furnished by the .Tetho
dist Men’s Chorus of Putnam county.
Riley township Parent-Teachers
held their Christmas pageant, Wed
nesday evening.
Samuel and Mrs. Bixel, their
daughter Hilda and Miss Elizabeth
Hilty were at Ft. Wayne, Ind., Fri
day to see Miss Minnie Hilty. Eliza
beth Hilty, a former missionary to
China, remained in Ft. Wayne to be
with her sister.
Miss Margaret Hilty was home
from Friday to Monday evening.
The Missionary church will hold
their Christmas carol singing, Sun
day evening.
Miss Dorothy Lehman formerly of
Pandora and teacher in the grade
schools, now teaching at Vaughns
ville has announced her approaching
marriage to G. E. Hight of Kalida,
to take place at Missionary parson
age at Grabill, Ind., Dec. 23.
The county ministers and their
wives of Putnam county met at
Pandora Monday forenoon Dec. 3,
with Prof. Berky, of Bluffton col
lege as speaker. A luncheon was
served ot noon, the occasion honor
ing Rev. and Mrs. Forrest Musser,
of the Grace Mennonite church, who
are leaving at Christmas time to ac
cept their new pastorate charge in
Connecticut.
William Basffnger, son of Mr. and
Mrs. George Basinger, who was on
the Destroyer Mitchell Escort, re
turned home last Monday on thirty
days leave. He was married
day afternoon at Columbus Grove
Presbyterian church at 3:30 p. m. to
Miss Jane Blosser oC Columbus
Grove, who is training for a nurse
at Memorial hospital, Lima,
fifty near
tended the
left for a
Pandora
accepted
Findlay.
Cooper
Mrs. J. J. White is on the
sick list.
Mr. and Mrs. Dull Battles and dau
ghters were recent dinner guests of
Mrs. Goldie Battles in Findlay.
Sgt. and Mrs. Don Kramer were
week end guests of Willard Kramer.
Sgt. Kramer recently returned from
the South Pacific.
Mrs. Gale Griffith and sons Kervin
and Michael, Mrs. Nettie Pitzen, Mr.
and Mrs. N. V. Turner, Mrs. Dell
Yeagley*, Mrs. Lawrence Flick, Mrs.
Francis Jay visited Mr. and Mrs.
Miller at Decatur. Ind., over the week
end. Mrs. Tom Hall of Dayton
accompanied them to Indiana.
also
Bluffton Fri
Ruth Ghaster was in
dav on businses.
Ruth Ghaster called
Mrs. Glen Reiter and
Reiter, Monday afternoon.
and
on Mr.
Mrs. Richard
Satur-
About
relatives and friends at
wedcfing. The newly weds
few days wedding trip.
grangers plan to have
their Christmas gift exchange, Tues
day evening Dec. 18.
Mrs. Donald McDowell will enter
tain the Advance Club Saturday
afternoon.
Mrs. Maurice Durkee, of Grafton,
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Swartz, Colum
bus, and Mrs. LeRoy Roudebush and
son Bruce of London attended the
wedding of their nephew “Billie”
Basinger Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Donald McDowell was elected
vice president of the Allen-Putnam
county units of the O. S. U., mothers
group.
Donald McDowell, Glen Nemire,
Francis Kempf, Fred Grismore and
Howard and Dick Welty were hunt
ing near Portsmouth, Ohio, last week
for deer.
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NUMBER 34
BLUFFTON HIGH TO
RE-OPEN MANUAL
ARTS DEPARTMENT
nstructor Hired Monday Will
Have 48 in Classes Starting
in January
mployment Permits Re-open
ing Department Closed
Since June, 1944
Operation of Bluffton High school’s
industrial arts department will be re
sumed at the beginning of the sec
ond semester, late in January’ with A.
Dw’ight Spayth, 29, of Lima, as the
first instructor in the course since it
was dropped a year and a half ago.
Employment of Spayth by the
Board of Education at its meeting
Monday night finally ended a war
time impasse that left the department
without an instructor since June,1944,
when Hayden Steiner resigned at the
close of the school term.
Spayth's salary rate for the second
term is established on the basis of a
32,200 annual rate, with provision for
an annual salary of $2,300 beginning
next fall.
Interest in Courses
Reflecting a widespread interest in
industrial arts courses, an initial en
rollment of 48 boys already is assured
for the department, and additional
registrations are expected as the work
goes into next fall’s term.
The new industrial arts instructor
was graduated from Bowling Green
university in 1938, with a B. S. de
gree in Education. He majored in in
dustrial arts.
He taught at West Liberty from
1938 to 1942, then worked as a tool
designer for the Eagle Tool and Die
Co. in Springfield and Westinghouse
at Lima until he enlisted in the Navy
in February, 1943.
Navy Veteran
Spayth now is on terminal leave
from the Navy’, holding the rank of
lieutenant (j. g.) at the time of his
discharge. He served for 27 months
in the Pacific on the destroyer U. S.
Altho he will not begin work with
classes here until late in January, the
new instructor will be at the school
after the Christmas vacation getting
equipment of the department in read
iness for start of the second semes
ter’s work.
In considering* the application of
the Lima man, the Board of Educa
tion invited three new members who
will take office on Jan. 1 to partici
pate in the meeting. The incoming
members of the board were Donavon
Conrad, Leland Diller and Paul Dil
ler.
Births
a
following births at Bluffton
The
hospital:
Mr. and Mrs. John Schmutz, Bluff
ton a boy, Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hetrick, Ada,
girl, Tuesday.
Settlement
Miss Anna Leichty of Berne, Ind.,
spent the past week with her sister,
Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Augsburger.
Teddy, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs.
Archie Diller, submitted to an ap
pendicitis operation one day last
week.
Marylin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Benton, underwent a similar
operation at Bluffton hospital.
Paul and James Geiger and Eugene
Kohli were discharged from military
service at Indiantown Gap, Pa., last
week.
Dorothy Banister of Toledo was a
visitor in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Haydn Steiner over the week end.
Quite a number from this locality
are to attend the Putnam County
Farm Bureau meeting which is to b*
held at the Vaughnsville high schoofc
building Thursday evening, Dec. 13.
Miss Mary Haas, missionary in Ni
geria, Africa, home on furlough ex
pects to purchase a new pickup truck
to be shipped to her field of labor to
be used to haul supplies. She has
also been given a refrigerator.
Mrs. Josephine Moser spent a few
days in the home of her daughter Mr.
and Mrs. Keith Frarey and family at
Mt. Vernon, Ohio, last week.
Miss Selma Miller who spent a
month on the w’est coast returned
home last week. She was accompan
ied by Miss Lucile Wenger of Salem,
Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Steiner and
family and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Mo
ser spent last w’eek at the Stock Show
in Chicago. Lois Jean Steiner won
fifth place in the lighter weight
steers and her sister Eloise stood in
ninth position in a class of heavier
steers. Fancy prices were obtained
for all the offerings in these classes.
Mary Kathryn, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward E. Schutz is assisting
with the housework in the home of
her uncle Albert Schutz and family.
Randall, son of Mr. and Mrs. David
Reichenbach spent the past two
weeks in the home of his grandpar
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Schumach
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