In Methodist Church
Miss Harriette Eilene Fett, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Fett of
near Bluffton became the bride of
Paul Richard Shilling, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Shilling of Dola in a
double ring ceremony at the
Methodist church here Sunday even
ing at 6 o’clock.
Rev. J. A. Weed officiated at the
twilight service which took place
against a background of greenery
lighted by white candelabra. Miss
Annabelle Weed at the piano gave
a program of music preceding the
The bride wore a peach embroider
ed wool street length frock with
black accessories. Her only ornament
was a double strand of pearls the
gift of the groom. Her flowers were
a corsage of gardenias.
The bridesmaid, Miss Winifred
Fett, sister of the bride, wore a
toupe and black street length frock
with black accessories. Her ornament
was a gold spray pin, a gift of the
bride. Her corsage was of pink
The groom was attended by his
brother, Raymond Shilling as best
The bride’s mother was attired in
a navy blue velvet gown with match
ing accessories. The groom’s mother
wore a black crepe gown with match
ing accessories. Both wore corsages
of deep pink carnations.
A reception was held in the home
of the bride’s parents following the
ceremony. A three-tiered wedding
cake, topped by a miniature bride
and groom and festooned with roses
made and decorated by the bride’s
sister and sister-in-law graced the
The couple left during the evening
for a short trip to Dayton and Cin
cinnati. For her going away costume
the bride chose a lime green wool
frock with black accessories.
The couple will reside near Find
lay where the groom is employed by
the Hancock Dairy association. He
is a graduate of Dola high school.
The bride was recently graduated
from Bluffton high school and em
ployed by the Triplett Electrical
Instrument company here.
Sleeplessness In 11 out of 12 cases
was cured by Dr. Michael M. Miller
of the United States marine hospital
at Ellis island after he cut the
amount of salt in the diet. Six of
the patients were marines who could
not sleep, ansi six were former mor
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Phone 120-Y Bluffton, Ohio
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Quality Drug Store
of All Kinds
Sidney’s Drug Shop
The meeting was then closed with
the friendship circle.
Growing shortages of farm feeds
are attributed to more cattle on
feed, hogs being fed to heavier
weights, increased feeding of con
centrates by dairymen, and greater
turkey and chicken production.
Other contributing influences were
last year’s poor quality of the corn
belt area corn crop, the short crop
Mrs. Ella Yant was a Sunday din
ner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Bar
ber and family.
Mrs. Emma Jane Barber has been
moved from her home here to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank I’laugher
Mrs. W. A. Arnold had for Thurs
day dinner guests Mrs. Lulie Klinger
and Miss Ruth Scholes of Lima, Mrs.
John Augsburger, Mrs. Wm. Younk
man and Mrs. Myrtle King of Kinder,
Mrs. Leo Nelson and Miss Ruth
Durkee attended a meeting of the
Past Matron’s Club Order of Eastern
Star n Thursday eve at the home of
Mrs. Orlo Marshall
The Home Builders S. S. Class of
the Church of Christ met on Wednes
day eve at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Grant Barber. Entertainment for the
evening was in charge of Mrs. Carl
Amstutz and Mr. Barber. Those pre
sent were Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Reigle,
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Amstutz, Rev. and
Mrs. Raymond Peterson, Mr. and Mrs.
Merrill Arnold, Mrs. Dorothy Greena
walt, Mr. and Mrs. Pleyel Fett, Mr.
and Mrs. Lewis Van Meter, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Lewis, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Lennie Downey entertained
with a surprise party at her home
on Wednesday in celebration of the
Birthday Anniversary of Mrs. Della
Kemp of Lima. Guests at the dinner
were Mrs. Carrie King, Mrs. Golda
Cotterman, Mrs. Doris Kemp, Mrs.
Margaret Mullin of Lima Miss Ann
Krietzer and Mrs. Verda Hines of
Wapakoneta, Miss Della Leist of Del
phos, Mrs. Frances Redick, Mrs. Wava
Schlosser and Miss Ruth Durkee.
Miss Margaret Sidner of Lima was
a recent guest of Miss Mary Margaret
Bluffton High School Notes
By Joan Clark and Richard Minck
G. R. held a meeting Wednesday
evening at 7:30 in the clubroom.
The program consisted of devo
tions led by Phyllis Hardwick and
a violin solo by Mary Ann Smucker.
The topic for the evening was “the
Great Question,’. Those who spoke
on their various vocations were:
Teaching, Mayor Howe Commercial
Arts, Mrs. Ellen Herr Stenography,
Mrs. Melvena Lewis Nursing, Miss
Marie Loepp from Kansas, and
Religious Work, Rev. J. N. Smucker.
An assembly was held last Wed
nesday morning. Special music was
Insufficient supplies of feed grain
and protein to continue feeding live
stock at the present rate were cited
this week as the reasons for a feed
conservation program recommended
by the United States Department of
In pointing out the critical situa
tion as it applies to farm feeding
programs, Clair A. Patterson, chair
man of the Allen County AAA com
mittee, said livestock, poultry and
dairy feeders are advised to initiate
feed conservation by culling the least
profitable animal units and limiting
grains and proteins to their most
efficient production at the lowest
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Zimmerman and
Insufficient Feed For Livestock,
Agriculture Department Warns
First Jet Plane Landing on Navy Carrier
AVIATION HISTORY WAS MADE when a British Navy pilot landed in a jet-propelled i .ghter plane
an the deck of an aircraft carrier earlier this month. The plane was a British “Vampire” and it is shown
in this picture taking off again from the deck of the British aircraft carrier, H.M.S. “Ocean," in a rolling,
heavy ground swell off the coast of England. The pilot made four faultless landings and take-offs and
these were the first times ever that a jet-propelled plane has either taken off or landed on a ship.
presented by the High School Boy’s
and Girl’s glee and two numbers by
the college girl’s quartette.
The speakers for the morning were
Mrs. C. E. Duff who spoke on “Job,
Profession, or Career” and Mr. C. C.
Terrell who spoke on “Pioneer and
Grade cards were handed out
Wednesday noon to end the last six
weeks of the first semester.
Hi-y had a potluck Wednesday
evening at 6:30. The food was
furnished by the losing team of the
magazine contest, which was held
last month. After the potluck games
were played in the gym.
of grain, sorghum and cottonseed,
and the cessation of the feed wheat
program, together with the confusion
in industry as it moves to peacetime
The Department of Agriculture is
now able to render the same assist
ance to producers in securing feed
supplies such as was possible during
the war years. However, restrictions
on the use of protein meal in the
manufacture of mixed feed for live
stock and poultry have already been
issued and it is expected that they
will effect a more equitable distribu
tion to all classes of users in all
In view of this feed outlook, all
feeders are advised to gear their fu
ture feeding operations to the supply
of food on hand or to the supply
which is available with reasonable
surety. This is, especially true in
the deficit and semi-deficit feed
areas, and the necessary action
should be taken without further de
family were Friday eve guests of Miss
Grace and Charlie kFreet.
Mr. and Mrs. David Zimmerman
and family of Lima, Mr. and Mrs.
Glen Zimmerman were Sunday visit
ors of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Zimmerman
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Amstutz of
Texas and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne
Amstutz and family of Rawson visit
ed Monday eve with Mr. and Mrs.
I. J. Amstutz.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Younkman and
grandson Bernard spent the week end
with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips.
Mr. and Mrs. Rayon Boutwell and
children spent Friday evening with
Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Lugibihl and
daughters of Bluffton.
Mrs. Wilda Smith of Arlington
spent Friday with her mother Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Amstutz of
Versailles, Mr. and Mrs. Rayon Bout
well and children Lynn Ray and Lon
nie Sue were Sunday dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Balmer of
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Leiber and
sons were Sunday dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. E. Sanders and Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Morris and sons Ted
Mrs. Harry Amstutz of Versailles
spent a few days this week with her
daughter Mrs. Rayon Boutwell and
Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Boutwell and
Byron Geo. spent Thursday evening
in the C. M. Heldman home.
Lynn Ray and Lonnie Sue Boutwell
spent Monday in the B. J. Boutwell
Definition of a tourniquet: A tight
band, intended to stop circulation.
For example, a wedding ring.
Flu Epidemic Hits
By Betty Lou North
The average attendance for the
school was very low last month be
cause of the flu epidemic. The aver
age attendance for the first six
grades was: girls 90.9 and boys 90.5
giving the total average of 90.7. The
average attendance for the upper
six grades was: girls 89.4 and boys
88.1, giving the total average of
attendance 87.7. The average at
tendance for the entire school was
A teen-age dance was given by the
sophomore class last Saturday night.
The music was furnished by Tom
Roos and his orchestra.
Harrod played basketball here
Friday. The game ended with a
score of 47 for Lafayette and 21 for
Harrod. Lafayette won the reserve
game with a score of 16 to 12.
The P. T. A. profited greatly from
the proceeds of the Community In
stitute, which was held January 21
and 22. For posters made by the
high school students for the insti
tute Colleen Connor took first place,
Danny Reed second, and Jim Bassett
third. Stanley Reed, Jeanne Sum
ney, and Dwight Reed took first,
second, and third prixes respectively
in the junior high, and Doris Yoder,
Martha Emerick, and Marjory Yoak
um in the grades. In the Manual
Arts poster contest Edwin Danner
took first place and Norman Shut in
junior high Max Hawk and Joe
Epp in the upper grades.
Clarence Jones, Ruth Ghaster, Mrs.
Frank Balister and daughter Marlene
were Monday afternoon callers on
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jones.
Mrs. Harold Falk and children are
staying for the present with her par
ents Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Boobring
until they can find an empty house
to live in. The Falk family are, re
turning to Mt. Cory as they have pur
chased the Clover Farm store. They
are moving here from Norwalk where
Falk was employed during the war.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kindle of near
Bluffton hove moved into the property
they recently purchased on Railroad
Empty houses are a scarce article
in Mt. Cory.
Willard Kramer, returned home
Saturday after spending two weeks in
Columbus and Defiance visiting rela
Sgt. John Kramer has left for camp
in South Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reiter, Mrs.
Lehr Green were in Bluffton Monday
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Henderson of
Columbus Grove were Thursday din
ner guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Charles Jones of Columbus Grove
who has been quite ill is about the
same. He is the brother of J. E.
There was a bad auto and truck
collision on the Dixie highway Sun
day night at ten o’clock across from
the Clarence Jones farm on the Dixie.
The automobile hit the truck head-on.
A woman in the car was badly injur
ed. Her head went through the wind
shield. The man who was driving had
chest and other injuries.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dukes are the
proud parents of a baby girl born
Thursday. They have named her Lou
Sometimes a new hand-knit gar
ment, or a laundered knit garment,
needs blocking—light steam-pnessing
(without mashing)—to give a fin
ished look. Block this easy way:
Sprinkle two heavy bath towels
slightly and spread the garment be
tween them. Cover with a board or
other firm, flat surface. Weight this
down and leave until th? garment
plained last week in an announce
ment by Emory D. Erwin, vice-pres
ident and general manager of the
utility which operates its generating
plant in Bluffton.
Common stock of the company,
now owned entirely by the Crescent
Public Service Co., will be distribut
ed to the bond and stock holders of
Crescent, and a certain amount will
be sold by bankers to the public.
With completion of this plan, the
Central Ohio utility will no longer
be owned by a holding company,
but will be publicly owned. This
will make it the first Ohio utility to
be so owned, Erwin pointed out, and
it is contemplated that a great deal
of the stock will be owned in this
Preferred stock of the company,
which bears a dividend rate of six
Adopted at the Bluffton Community Institute Last Week
1—Resolved that we express to the executive committee
of the Community Institute our very hearty thanks for their
efforts in promoting this year’s Institute meetings.
2—Resolved that we express to the speakers—Mrs. C. E.
Duff and Mr. C. C. Terrell—our appreciation for their coming
to our Institute and bringing to us the wholesome messages
presented at the sessions.
3—Resolved that the Community Institute go on record
as opposed to universal military training in peacetime and
that the secretary report to our congressmen to that effect.
4—Resolved that hereafter the resolutions committee be
dissolved and that matters of importance be presented by the
executive committee during the business session.
5—Resolved that we express our thanks to those who
furnished special music and entertainment during the Institute.
Rev. W. H. Lahr Wr!tes
interesting trip by automobile
Denver, Colorado, to Mexico
was described this week by
W. H. Lahr, of Harmon road
letter written upon the com-
Rev. V. C. Oppermann
1—Resolved that we thank the members of the Board of
Education for the use of the auditorium and the cafeteria.
2—Resolved that we thank Qie officers of the women’s
session for planning an interesting program, and the different
organizations for their contributions to the different sessions.
3—Resolved that we extend our thanks to our very’ able
speaker, Mrs. Duff, for her inspiring talks, and also abide by
her suggestion not to forget what our boys fought for, and to
continue our patriotism in peacetime as well as in time of war.
4—Resolved that we thank God for the end of the conflict
during the past year, and that we as members of the Com
munity Institute do all we can to bring about a jdst peace.
Mrs. Harry Anderson
Mrs. Quinten Burkholder
Mrs. William Althaus
Central Ohio Refinancing Plan
To Eliminate Holding Company
Handsomely upholstered in tapestry.
Choice of blue .. green beige. With
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Refinancing of the Central Ohio per cent, will be paid off and a new matoes, lettuce, beans and straw
Light and Power Co. to eliminate its issue of 12,000 shares of $100 par berries, which can be grown here the
present holding company, The Cres
cent Public Service Co., was ex
value preferred stock will be offered
for sale. It is contemplated that the
new issue will bear a rate of ap
proximately four per cent, based on
the existing market at the present
The Central Ohio recently an
nounced an extensive expansion pro
gram for 1946 an 1947. A second
circuit between the generating plant
here and Findlay is now under con
struction, a new boiler and a new
turbine generator have been ordered,
and an addition to the plant is in
the final drafting stages.
With the company’s load grooving
rapidly, the generator order last
week specified a 12,500 KWH tubo
generating unit, which with auxiliar
ies will cost over half a million dol
lars. Total construction program
this year and next will cost nearly
two million dollars, company officials
Trip From Colorado To Mexico City
pletion of the 1900-mile journey.
With Rev. Lahr were his wife,
Mrs. Edith Moser and her youngest
son. They accompanied a Brighton,
Colorado, friend who was driving to
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Rev. Lahr’s letter was as follows:1
“The trip was about 1900 miles—
almost due south. The road all the
way was about as good as the Dixie
highway from Toledo to Cincinnati.
In all that distance I did not see a
tree that would make 300 feet of
“At the border in Laredo, Texas,,
we found Montgomery-Ward, J. C
Penney, Sears, Roebuck and Wool
worth stores, but the only familiar
names in Mexico were signs adver
tising Coca Cola and Singer Sewing
“The Pan Handle country in Tex
as is very flat and level. One can
look for miles and see nothing but
perhaps a small house in the dis
tance. About every 15 miles you
come to a village or small town
with wide streets, and mostly new
buildings well painted and clean.
We were told that about all the
country consists of ranches.
“South of the Pan Handle the
country became more densely popu
lated, and at Big Springs we got
into rich oil country. South of San
Antonio we found all trees green,,
and soon saw palms occasionally.
Still farther south came orange
trees, more palms and cactus plants.
Bushel baskets of oranges were of
fered at $1 to all takers at road
“For the first 150 miles in Mexico
we were in desert country, then be
yond Monterrey the soil becomes
very productive, altho it is poorly
farmed. Many small orange groves
have been started lately and we saw
heaps of oranges on the ground.
We ate bananas where they were
grown, and we passed fields of pine
apples and saw people harvesting to
matoes. We passed trucks taking
sugar cane to the refinery and saw
the broad acres of cane fields. The
cane here differs from that at home
in Ohio and is more like Texas corn.
“Here in Mexico City we eat to
year around. Later I hope to write
something about the life and customs:
of the Mexican peopled
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To make room for spring mer
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