Carl Lehman, who was recently in
Porto Rico has accepted the position
-of Business manager to replace Miss
Della Krehbill who resigned last
spring to take a teaching position at
In addition to the usual duties as
sociated with the offices of treasurer
and business manager, he will have
charge of the enlargement and im
provement of the student work
A little over a year ago Profes
sor Klassen became interested in
Roll Brick and
Also see me
Rt. 2, Columbus
mpare the potency of the
vitamins confined in Plena
mins with the recognized
minimum daily adult needs.
Mi*, dpity Pl.noau**
fa U. $. F. units 4000 5000
ULF. writs 400 IOOO
Bl U.». F. Wilts 333 666
Bl Milligram* a
U. F. unit* 600 IOOO
NIACINAMIDE milligram* 20 20
AU these Vitamins plus Calcium Pan
tothenate, LIVER and IRON are con
tained in Rexall Puretest Plenaiguns.
AS RATUKED ON THE Rax all Drv, Ska*
•oast to toast—Friday Nl«ht»—CBS
Sidney's Drug Shop
Notice To Dog Owners
Dog tags are now on sale in Bluffton at Community
Market, Zelma Ingalls, deputy.
Males and Spayed Females $1.00
January 20, 1946, is the deadline for buying tags with
FLOYD B. GRIFFIN
Allen County Auditor
PERSONAL FI NANC1NG $1O to $1OOO
wood-carving as a hobby for C. P. S.
boys in camps and hospitals. At
that time he was attempting to find
crafts suited to the material and
equipment available to the boys.
Thus developed out of his summer
experiences a style of wood carving
which requires only a penknife, a
smell piece of wood and some
patience to create a wooden figure
characterized by simplicity of form
and beauty of the grain of the wood.
Four of his wood carvings won the
Ralph H. Beaton Memorial Prize for
first place in the sculpture division
of the 1945 exhibit at the Columbus
Gallery of Fine Arts.
At the annual fall meeting of the
Board of Trustees of Bluffton Col
lege, Rev. Wilmer Shelly, Topeka,
Indiana, was elected to serve as a
member at large for the next six
years. Rev. Shelly is a graduate of
Bluffton in the class of 1920, and
also attended the Witmarsum semin
ary. He is at present pastor of the
Topeka Mennonite church.
Other problems discussed by the
Board were the need for more
housing facilities on the campus,
and the improvement of the heating
system. It was voted that all staff
members were to be given an ad
ditional five per cent salary bonus
for the first semester. The board
also expressed its thanks »o
President Ramseyer and gave him a
vote of confidence for the future.
Mr. and Mrs. Theron Bibler of
Bell, Calif., spent the first of last
week with her parents Mr. and Mrs.
W. G. Carr and daughters.
Mr and Mrs. J. W Harris are the
parents of a baby daughter born at
the Findlay hospital Sunday, Dec.
The Friendly Couples class will
meet in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Oren Doty and family Friday even
Mrs. L. M. Wynkoop and Mr. and
Mrs. Norman Basinger and sons of
Columbus Grove spent New Year’s
Day with Mr ahd Mrs. Lawrence
Stuckey and family of Stryker.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Stewart and
Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Hanna and
daughters were Sunday dinner
guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Stewart and family of Gilboa.
Mr.and Mrs. Harold Zuercher
have moved to Pandora. Mr. Zuer
cher has recently been discharged
from the army, having spent a
number of months overseas.
Revival services begin at the
Pleasant View' church Sunday even
ing, January 13. Rev. Walter Purdy
assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Iner Ba
singer of Pandora will conduct the
services. All are invited to these
Savings €c imfamy
Start the New Year right with
a clean slate and plenty of
£IP Ask any one of us
Tot a new supply. Ask us to
show you how a little £IP
makes bills and other cares
vanish in thin air
THE CITY LOAN
Market and Elizabeth
Office* All Over Ohio
$100 can be repaid in 18 monthly payments of only $7.11
Institute Jan. 21-22
The Farmers’ Institute will be
held January 21 and 22. For their
program the committee has chosen
seven musical numbers to be sung
by pupils of the music department,
which is under the direction of Mr.
Dayt Yoakam. They are: “Morning,”
a duet, sung by Jeanne Sumney and
Joan Landes “Hills of Home,” a
solo, by Joan Boyd "Mattinatta,” a
solo, by Gerald Clum “I Love Life,”
a solo, by Fred Sumney “Stars in
My Eyes,” a solo, by Calvin Early
“Winter Song,” a quartet, by Gerald
Clum, Calvin Early, Danny Reed,
and Fred Sumney “Perfect Day,” a
duet, by Mary Jane Saunders and
Marilyn Houston. These songs will
be accompanied by Phyllis Lutz,
Christine Arthur, Eloise Augsburg
er, Joan Boyd, and Joan Landes.
Also there will be two State speak
The third P. T. A. meeting will be
held January 15.
The juniors received their rings
The fifth issue of the “Wolf,” the
school newspaper, will be completed
and handed out January 18.
The Christmas vacation which
started December 19 came to an end
The first semester closes January
11. Final examinations will be held
on Thursday and Friday of that
New students who entered school
recently are: Robert and Sammy
Dearth in the 10th and 7th grades
respectively, and Jimmy Laib in the
seventh grade and his sister in the
The basketball team beat Shawnee
Jan. 4 by a score of 53 to 24. The
reserve team won 18 to 17.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Green and
daughter Barbara and Mrs. L. F.
Griffith of Lewistown were recent
Sunday dinner guests of Seaman 1/c
Gale and Mrs. Griffith and Nettie
Betty Balister returned to her
teaching duties at Rochester, Mich.,
after spending the holidays with her
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Luginbuhl of
Findlay, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Carr,
and Mrs. D. Yoder of Landesville,
Pa., were recent guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Reiter.
We have been njoying real Cali
fornia weather the past week. Let’s
hope it continues as it is saving
Ruth Ghaster called Sunday after
noon on her grandmather Mrs. Jen
nie Ghaster who is quite ill in Find
Mrs. Beverly G. Albright and son
of Findlay (were New Year’s day
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Luginbuhl in Findlay.
Ruth Ghaster and Chester Huber
called New Year's afternoon on Mr.
and Mrs. Scott Galloway in Findlay.
E. A. Altman of Bellingham,
Wash., was a Thursday evening sup
per guest of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Reiter and family.
Willard Kramer and Mrs. J. E.
Jones have been on the sick list with
The watch night service that was
to be held at the Evangelical church
was not held New Year’s Eve on
account of so much flu in this area.
Ruth Ghaster called on Mr. and
Mrs. R. O. Comer of Mt. Cory and
Mrs. Gene Smith and family in
Rawson Friday afternoon
NOTICE OF APPOIN
THE STATE OF OHIO
Estate of Eh 7 Bigler Deceased.
Janet Bifrlovf' 133 So. Main St., Bluffton,
Ohio, has been apitointed and qualified as
Administratrix of the estate of Elsie D. Big
ler late of Allen County, Ohio, deceased.
Dated this 5th day of January, 1946.
RAYMOND P. SMITH
1 Probate Judge
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BLUFFTON AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
Membership fees ....I.............. I 16.00
Total Receipts for yea|- ....................... S 16.00
Balance in Treasury beginning of year 30.24
Total 1............................. $ 46.24
Postage .1 $ 1.10
Fire Insurance X............ 8.00
Miscellaneous I.............. 13.32
Total Expenditures rar the year S 17.42
Balance in Treasury «t close of year $ 28.82
Total indebtedness atjclose of the year—none.
HARRY F. BARNES. Sec'y.
Auditing Committee Report
Bluffton, Ohio, December 31. 1945
We. the undersigned members of the Audit
ing Committee of th« Bluffton Agricultural
Society, having audits 1 the records of said
society to.' the year 1945, desire to reiort
Signed^ -ALBERT WINKLER
County may purchase 1946
Dog Tags frotn Zelma In
galls at the- Community
Market in Bluffton, Ohio.
Female D«g $3.00
Male Dog $1.00
No Fee for Registration
January the deadline
for buying tags without
Charles E. Simpson
Auditor Hancock County
Rev. Walter Purdy of Rawson
who will conduct tw’o weeks’ evan
gelistic services at Pleasant View
United Brethren church north of
Bluffton beginning Sunday.
Meetings every night except Sat
urday. Week night services at 8
o’clock and on Sunday night at 7:30.
Mr. and Mrs. Iner Basinger of
Pandora will have charge of the
music and Mrs. Basinger will direct
work among children.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart and
son spent Sunday evening with Mr.
and Mrs. Francis Marquart.
Miss Helen Barnett of Lima spent
Sunday evening at the Mrs. Lenore
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hochstettler
and family spent Sunday afternoon
w’ith Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Zimmer
man and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Van Demark
and daughter of Defiance were week
end visitors at the R. M. Schafer
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Basinger
and family spent Sunday with rela
tives in Berne, Indiana.
Mrs. Metta Dean and daughter
Mary Lou were Tuesday dinner
guests at the Mrs. Lenore Myers
Mr. and Mrs. D. I. Dennis of
Bowling Green and Malcolm Basing
er were Sunday dinner guests at the
Dw’ight Dailey home
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schaublin
and family were Sunday evening
supper guests at the W. C. Schaub
lin home. Evening callers were Mr.
and Mrs. F. C. Niswander
Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Badertscher
and family were Sunday dinner
guests of Mr and Mrs. Sam Bader
Mrs. H. A. Clouser spent Friday
afternoon at the Otto Amstutz home.
Mrs. Frank Burkholder and Mrs.
Milton Lugibihl and daughter Nor
ma Jean spent Thursday afternoon
at the Amos Gerber home.
Blodwen Schafer has re-
tuw her work in Lima after
seW visit at the R. M.
Mr. and Mrs. Dana Moser and
Mr. and Mrs. Neut Krouse spent
New Year’s night with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Yerks of
Lima were Sunday dinner guests at
the Amos Luginbuhl home.
Mr. and Mrs. Quinten Burkholder
spent Friday afternoon with Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Badertscher.
The Farm Bureau was entertained
last Friday evening at Mrs. Lenore
Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Gratz and
daughter Sharon spent Sunday even
ing with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mat
ter and daughter Carolyn.
Mr. and Mrs. Claud Rusmisel and
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rusmisel spent
Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs.
Roland Etter of Pandora.
Mrs. Donavin Gratz and son Betty
spent Sunday at the Homer Gratz
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Badertscher
and family were Sunday dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz, Mr.
and Mrs. Raymond Will, Mr. and
Mrs. Hiram Gratz of Toledo and
Mr and Mrs. Ed Good called Sunday
afternoon on Amos Gratz who is ill
at the Mel Zimmerly home.
Company on New Year’s day at
the R. M. Schafer home were: Mr.
and Mrs. K. L. Barnes and family
of Columbus Grove, Bill Miller and
daughters of Bluffton and Daniel,
Donald, Maxine and Paul Van De
mark of Continental Donald had
spent a couple days prior to New
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Marquart
were Sunday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Faye Isham of Lima.
Cal Schaublin spent New Year’s
day with Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Schau
Mr. and Mrs W. C. Schaublin
called Wednesday evening on Mr.
and Mrs. Guy Younkman and Mrs.
Ava Parker of New York who is
visiting at the Younkman home.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all the friends
who assisted in any way during our
recent bereavement and also all those
who sent flowers and messages of
condolence and sympathy.
Mrs. S. F. Geiger & Family
The E. C. Stultz Farmily
Can Be Preserved
Poinsettias, brilliant with their
large, red bloom, long have been
cherished as Christmas gifts and
However, as soon as the holiday
celebration is over colorful plants
begin to fade and die, and many per
sons would appreciate information
on how to save the plants and grow
them again for the next season.
The Ohio Agricultural Experiment
Station has given some suggestions
for keeping the plant through the
year in a manner which should pro
Due to the drastic change of con
ditions from greenhouse to the home,
the plant dies quickly. Dry atmos
phere, changing temperatures be
tween daytime and night and expos
use to draughts cause the leaves to
yellow and fall.
As soon as the petals drop, the
plant should be placed in a dark
warm basement and kept dry. Some
water should be added about once
every three weeks so that the stem
In May the plant should be repot
ted in fresh soil, and the stem cut
down to within 12 inches of the
ground. By keeping the soil moist
and spraying the stem with water,
several times a day, the new growth
This seems very simple, but some
times in spite of all care, leaves
grow and flowers fail to develop.
This happens because in the average
home, enough electric light to used
in the evenings to prevent flower bud
The poinsettia is a short-day plant.
Light at night, no matter how low,
stops the buds from developing. If
the plant is moved every night to a
room where no light is used, it
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Rupright of
Beaverdam spent Sunday afternoon
with Mr. and Mrs. Jess Fisher.
Sunday dinner guests at the Em
meline and Arthur Nonnamaker
home were Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Stauffer of Bluffton, Mr. and Mrs.
Lendon Basinger and daughter Jean
ette and son Gareth. Dallas Berry
of Bluffton was an afternoon caller.
Union prayer services at Bethesda
church Thursday evening.
Recent callers at the Myron Strat
ton home were Mr. and Mrs. Ber
nard Stratton, daughter Elaine and
son Larry, Mrs. Wright Klingler
and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Clymer.
Sunday dinner guests at the Ami
Nonnamaker home were Mr. and
Mrs. Chauncey Klingler, daughter
Merilyn and son Howard. Other
callers thruout the week were Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Nonnamaker and
son Ralph, Charles Nonnamaker, Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Gossman and Bes
sie Arnold of Bluffton and Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Nonnamaker and daugh
ter Kaye and Cordelia Hiestand.
We wish to thank all those who
sent Christmas gifts, cards and other
remembrances to our little son
Rodney who is improving at Lima
Mr. and Mrs. Newlan Habegger
The annual business meeting of
The Mennonite Mutual Aid Society
will be held in the school building
at Pandora, Ohio, on Saturday, Jan
uary 12, 1946, at 1:30 P. M. for
the purpose of transacting any busi
ness that may properly come before
the meeting. All members are re
quested to be present.
Albert Winkler, Secretary
Living Room Suites
suites in Velours and
upholstering and un
usual selection o
Loans and discounts (includir
United States Government o
Obligations of States and pc
Other bonds, notes, and debe
Corporate stocks (including $
Cash, balances with other bar
cash items in process of
Bank premises owned $13,000.
Total Assets .—
Demand deposits of individui
Time deposits of individuals,
Deposits of United States Go1
Deposits of States and polit
Other deposits (certified and
(c) Common stock, total
Curtain Rods are Rack Again...
All types of curtain rods now in
stock singles, doubles and ex
tension. Also extra brackets. Get
what you need now for spring
Total •Capital Accounts
State of Ohio, County of Al
I, E. C. Romey, cashie]
that the above statement is
Sworn to and subscribe
Notary Public, Allen Cour]
Blew Selections in Home-ft
REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
FOR YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1945.
Balance on hand January 1, 1945 1
Electric Service $66,456.50
Water Service _______________________________ 15,367.99
Heat Service, 4,51.77
Incidentals & Refunds (Including Ck No. 3976—
*408.35—Lost in Mail) 2,079^77 88,422.0?
Salaries & Labor:
Withholding Tax 2,343.91
Public Employes Retirement System 845.42
Board Members 300.00
Fuel, including Freight 30,013.48
Office Supplies, Printing, Postage, etc. 340.11
Insurance & Bond Premiums ..._------------- 542.80
Public Employes Ret. System-Board’s Contribution— 1,151.88
Workmen’s Compensation 4 2.23
Unemployment Compensation--- 165.37
New Equipment & Repairs -------1 .................... 8,503.55
Other Operating Expenses --------J..__ 645.28
Pipe Replacements & Extensions 535.73
Engineering Service —........ -............. 4,011.60
Basinger’s Furniture Store
Forty-three Years of Dependable Service
Transformers, meters, wire, poles,/lamps, & all other
miscellaneous expenses .......1.........-—------ 9,473.42
Balance on Hand December 31, 1945 $ 31,842.10
The Citizens National Bank
OF BLUFFTON IN THE STATE OF OHIO. AT THE CLOSE OF
BUSINESS ON DECEMBER 31st, 1945
Published In Response To Ci 11 Made By Comptroller of The Currency,
Under Section 211, I. S. Revised Statutes
$23.08 overdrafts) I
igations, direct and guaranteed
,500.00 stock of Federal Reserve
Ls, including reserve balance, and
0, furniture and fixtures $4,000.00
is, partnerships, and corporations
jartnerships, and corporations
'eminent (including postal savings)
cashier’s checks, etc.) ..
Total Liabilities and Ca lital Accounts ...
Pledged assets (and security
(b) Other assets pledg
securities sold under re
Total ______________ J_____ ______ ____ ___ -_____ ___ 52,000.00
(a) Deposits secured by pledged assets pursuant to require
ments of law ...... ... —/........ 86,637.23
The Board of Public Affairs
Charles R. Emans
Charter No, 11573 Reserve District
REPORT OF CONDITION OF
before me this 7th day of January, 1946
Leland Diller, Notary Public.
:y, Ohio, My Commission Expires Nov. 6,1947
Coco Door Mats
Saves work and saves
rugs, especially during
bad winter weather.
Selection of sizes and
s loaned) (book value):
cd to secure deposits and other
fl| tes and bills rediscounted and
turchase agreement) 52,000.00
of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear
true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
E. C.ROMEY, Cashier.
C. Henry Smith
C. F. Niswander
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