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THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 1946
February—the birth month of three
great Americans—Thomas Edison’s
birthday is next Monday, just in
event you thought Lincoln and Wash
ington were February’s only great ..
also Mrs. Minnie Lewis’ birthday was
Tuesday and the groundhog saw
his shadow Saturday and next morn
ing the mercury skidded to 2 above
zero—so we will chalk up another one
for accuracy of groundhog weather
forecasts and this is the month of
comic valentines and seed cata
logs that get us all pepped up about
spring gardening .... and comes
maple syrup—one Bluffton business
man distributes some 60 gallons every
spring to some of his merchantile
connections. and antique dealers
at public sa’es keeping a sharp look
out for antiques—and offering good
prices and plenty of folks who
aren’t antique dealers attending sales
of household goods looking for coal
or wood and paying top prices
warmer weather Tuesday decidedly
eased Bluffton’s fuel situation—and
fareweHs to Dana Matheson bound
for Arizona for his health—first time
he had ever been out of Ohio ....
and so enters February 1946.
Improve Your
Home with—
Roofing, Spouting,
Asbestos Siding,
Roll Brick and
Insul Brie
or Metal
Also/ see
Roof inting,
Jacob War
Rt. 2, Columbus
Bluffton phone
ve, Ohio
By The
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and tak)
up need
to have around
*$300can be repai
The farmer whose boy was drafted
for military sendee and now back on
the farm is in the choice spot, since
the ex-sen’ice men have priority on
the small stocks of farm machinery
available. The boys are at the top of
the lists of Bluffton implement dealers
and priority in the delivery of farm
machinery may partly repay dad for
being deprived of the boy’s sendees
while in the service.
Robert Benroth, Bluffton coin col
lector wide’y known among numis
matists has one of the new Roosevelt
dimes which were put into circulation
the first of the month. The coin, same
size as previously minted dimes, bears
the likeness of the late F.D.R.
Don’t discard your red flannels yet
—remember the groundhog saw his
shadow last Saturday and then there’s
that old jingle:
“You should have on Groundhog
Half your corn and half your hay.”
And we hasten to add to our grow
ing list of members of the “News 50
Year Subscribers Club”, the name of
Mrs. Phoebe Steiner, former Bluffton
resident now living with her daugh
ter, Mrs. Lua Kohn of St. Louis. Mrs.'
Steiner has been a subscriber since
1887 which is 59 years ago and still
looks forward to the arrival of the
paper every week,
years she
,ng. It’s greatjstuf£
For a number of
in Arizona and
people who can get oleo
regularly and butter semi-occasionally
are more fortunate than those in the
east where neither oleo nor butter
is obtainable except for rumored
activities of the black market, writes
Don Smucker formery of Bluffton
Af^F^altending Princton Theological
seminary at Princeton, N. J. Don says
he saw Einstein, the scientist, now
living in Princeton, walking down the
street recently and describes him as
an extraordinarily striking individual
combining various features to resem
ble something like a highly intellect
ual Santa Claus.
Dale Reichenbach, son of Postmas
ter and Mrs. Ed Reichenbach recent­
Savings Company
Lima, Ohio
short'on £IP You
more here right away
care of.those hurry-
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Office,. Force
Market and Elizabeth
Phone 73511
Offices All Over Ohio
in 18 monthly payments of only $20.84
for the
for the manufecture of Sprav PowdeiJ
mfacture of Butter
ly returned from the Navy has a
huge Japanese parachute used to drop
supplies from airplanes to ground
troops. Dale obtained the parachute
whie stationed on Guam with the
Navy. It consists of about 100 square
yards of pure silk, sky blue in color
to make it less noticeable to the
Bluffton’s rubbish collection system
is handling more ashes this winter,
says Lee Coon, in charge of the work.
The increase in ashes is attributed to
poorer quality of coal which has been
received during the current fuel short
age. Also there are more tin cans,
which may indicate less home canning.
Two former Bluffton high school
pals, now in the Navy met in Guam
recently. They were Harry Minck
and Kenneth Finton, on separate
vessels who happened to touch at
the island at the same time.
Whether Bluffton will have an
other physician will depend upon
finding a solution to the current
housing problem. Dr. Franklin
Rodabaugh of near New Stark
recently discharged after three and
one-half years’ service in China was
here Saturday looking for a loca
tion for an office and also living
quarters. His wife is the former
Lois Neiswander, Bluffton college
graduate and daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. H. A. Neiswander of Pandora.
A picture of Lt. Col. Kenneth
Newland, formerly of Bluffton col
lege and General Carl A. Spaatz,
head of the army air forces recently
appeared in a number of daily news
papers. The picture was taken after
Newland and number of civil air
patrol leaders had been awarded
certificates of appreciation for their
wartime services. The ceremonies
took place at the Pentagon building
in Washington. Before the war Lt.
Col. Newland was a member of the
faculty of Stephens college, Colum
bia, Mo. His wife is the former
Virginia Trippiehorn, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. D. R.
There were several hundred
prospective purchasers for one
tractor at the farm sale of Hiram
Niswander the past week. With
purchasers greatly outnumbering the
supply of tractors and OP A price
ceilings limiting bidding, the usual
practise was followed of deciding by
lot who gets the tractor. Duplicate
numbered tickets are placed in a box
and one drawn out by a disinterest
ed party. Holder of the duplicate of
the number drawn is designated as
the purchaser.
The big dog you may have seen
on the streets last Saturday was
Major, 14-months old St. Bernard,
belonging to Kermit Herr. St.
Bernards are invariably large and
Major is no exception. He tips the
scales at 150 pounds and his daily
diet consists of two pounds of meat
or dog food and two quarts of milk.
He is kept at the home of Mrs.
Herr’s parents, Gus Borkosky in
Orange township. Altho good natur
ed and playful Major is tops as a
watch dog, Kermit says. He is a
pedigreed animal and will be enter
ed in show competition at Cincinnati
next month.
LaFayette School
By Betty Lou North
The music department, w’hich was
in charge of the chapel program for
the week, presented a musical group
from Bluffton college last Friday
under the direction of Professor Rus
sell A. Lantz.
During the basketball season the
Junior high team has won five games
and lost one. The team consists of
Hugh Long, Stanley Reed, Mick
Treglia, Richard Stoodt, Bud Reich
elderfer, Joe Skinner, Donald Stoodt,
Jerry Dounard, Dwight Reed, Tony
Treglia, Jimmy Tullis, Jimmy Ver
million, and John Binkley.
A boxing match for the boys and
ping-pong matches for the girls and
the boys will be held soon by the
students interested in these activi
We beat Gomer 40 to 35, Friday
night. Gomer’s reserves beat our
reserves. This victory gave us sec
ond place in the Allen county league.
Remove Wax
To remove candle wax from linen,
lift off the excess with a dull knife.
Place white blotters or absorbent
tissue on both sides of the fabric,
press with warm iron. Spenge off
excess grease with cleaning fluid,
and launder.
For Vigor and Health—
include meat in your menu.
Always ready to serve you.
Bigler Bros.
Fresh and Salt Meat*
cert of vocal and instrumental num
bers at the Missionary church here
Sunday afternoon at 2: 30 o’clock.
New 1946 Ohio ton- ng road maps,
first printed since the outbreak of
World War II, are rolling off the
presses and probably will be ready
for distribution this week, according
to an announcement by State High
way Director Perry T. Ford.
The last haps printed by the
State Highway Department were
distributed in 1942 but that same
map was reprinted in 1943.
Two hundred thousand of the
1946 road maps are being printed,
Mr. Ford said, “but undoubtedly
more will have to be printed later
in the year as the demand for Ohio’s
beautiful road maps is tremendous.”
The map will be 25"X22’’, unfold
ed, and is being printed in four col
ors—dark blue, light blue, red and
yellow. The state’s 18,443 miles of
state highways will be on the map
by a scale of 10 miles to an inch.
Two new features have been added
to this year’s map: all roads three
lanes or more wide (30 or more
feet) will be designated by an extra
line along the regular road line, and
location of Ohio’s conservation state
parks will be marked in red.
Other features the map boasts in
clude marking of all points of inter
est in Ohio such as state forest
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. H. O. Hilty were: Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Ream of Lima, Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Schaublin, Mr. and Mrs.
Emmanuel Boutwell, Mrs. Mabel
Hilty, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Young
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Owen
Spencer and Mrs. I ma Jean Ewing.
^ive Concert Sunday
The Kings Men, quartet of As- Quartet members are Pritchard
bury Theological seminary, Wilmore, and Blanchard Amstutz, Elmer Neu
Ky., will be heard in a sacred con- enschwander and Gail Price. Neu-
Post-War Ohio Highway Maps Will
Mark Points Of Interest, Scenic Spots
Bluffton High
By Joan Clark and Richard Minck
H. E. R. members had a party at
the Findlay skating rink at Findlay,
Wednesday evening at 7:30. Miss
Weed accompanied a group of 35
Money for the March of Dimes
was collected Thursday and Friday
afternoon at 1:30. The high school
contributed $20.00, The elementary
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. McCafferty
were Sunday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Carl McCafferty.
Mrs. Mary Friedly of Dunkirk was
a Thursday evening supper guest of
Mr. and Mrs. H. 0. Hilty.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Guider called
Monday at the Carl McCafferty
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Mil wm ttepped *p with new M-V wheel (ceding inn undo
labonKry control actually thowtd tata (e«d coat pet
enschwander is the son of a form
er pastor of the Ebenezer church
parks, the Y bridge at Zanesville,
roadside parks, dams, colleges, uni
versities, etc., in red, and the loca
tion of all State Highway Patrol
Insets of the state’s large cities
have been drawn to a larger scale
than in former years, permitting
more detail, Director Ford said.
Cities insetted are Columbus, Day
ton, Toledo, Akron, Cleveland, Cin
cinnati and Youngstown.
On the back of the map there is
a complete index of all cities and
villages on the state highway sys
tem, alphabetically by counties.
There also are a map of the United
States showing the nation’s main
highways, and a chart indicating the
road distance between the nation’s
large cities.
The natural color photograph on
the front of the map was selected
from several taken by Highway De
partment photographs to show the
state’s scenic beauty. The scene is
on State Route 77 in Morgan county,
south of McConnellsville.
All Ohio road maps distributed by
the Highway Department are pre
pared by the map division in the
department and printed under con
tract for the state by private print
School Notes
school contributed $35.
Tuesday morning at 8:30 all
seniors were given the State Mathe
matical Test. The highest possible
score on the test was 80 points. The
highest score registered by a Bluff
ton senior was 78 points. The low
est score registered was 21 points.
Twenty-two students of the thirty
seven taking the test scored above
the fifty per cent.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler call
ed on Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Klingler
of Findlay, Sunday. Mr. Klingler
has been quite sick.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Dye called
on Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore and
family Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hover and
son called Sunday evening on Mr.
and Mrs. Ervin Moser and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pence and
family of Lima called Sunday after
noon at the Levi Hauenstein home.
Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Moore calleC
on Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore and
family, Thursday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCafferty
called Friday evening at the C. E.
Klingler home.
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Follow the money-teeing method* of rhe money makmg
feeder*. Ute local gram*. Buy your dealer'* own brand of
(red made with Miner Mu Concentrate* with MV, or
have a Cwtom mu made of your own grata and Matter Mia
Concentrate* with M-V, following the Mauer Mu formula*.
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Jacob Good Dies In
San Jose, California
Jacob S. Good, 86, native of Bluff
ton who left here 35 years ago to
establish his residence in California,
died on January 16 of injuries re
ceived the day before when he was
struck by an automobile in San Jose,
according to word received this
Survivors include two children,
Ivan Good, of San Jose, and Mrs.
Blanche Williams, of Florida and
three brothers, Henson Good, of
Lima Abraham and Isaac Good, of
Good was bom in Bluffton on
Dec. 27, 1859, and made his home
here until he went to California. In
San Jose, he was an employee of the
municipal water works for many
years, and was retired on a pension
at the time of his death. Com
memorating his long service with the
BlVere we too Conservative
water works he received a plaque Mrs. Amos Gratz and Family.
efficiency and
105 E. Elm St.
We said: “Save 15% on feed costs with Master Mix containing new M-V.”
count on maximum livability ... eacedenr growth... pullet*
that develop into ntra-pndK layer* broiler. ready tot
market 1 ro week* earlier.
Only Me»t*r Mia CaalMnt M-V
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actentihc nunuional boomer that combine, ntenual B
Complra vitamin* and the Methionine Complex, the "tparh
plug- ammo Kid in which mow grain, are debcitnc
Groundhog saw his shadow
and you* know what that means
There will be a lot more bad weather this winter,
so the thing to do is to have our handy truck pick-up
service market your
Cream, Eggs and Poultry
Phone us today—our truck will stop tomorrow
and save you a lot of work out in the weather and
extra trips to town.
Our trucks havenj^ffflssed a day this winter.
The K & Produce Co.
Robert Murray Charles Kinsinger
Next to Town Haji Bluffton phone 492-W
and a cash award at the time he
Burial was in a cemetery at San
Dwight Suter has returned after
accompanying a carload of heifers
for relief to Unionbridge, Md. He
had never intended to go overseas
with them. Since it was erroneous
ly stated in the Jan. 31 issue that
he expected to go overseas with
them, I believe this should be cor
Mrs. Gilbert Suter
We wish to extend our heartfelt
thanks to the ministers and singers, to
the donors of flowers, to those sending
notes of sympathy, and to neighbors
and friends who helped in any way
during our bereavement in the death
of our beloved husband and father.
know it. the ground will b« thawing and you'll
Almost before yoi
be starting with Spring work. And with the first sign of Spring,
you'll want your tractor, plow, drill, and other took ready for
Our eervice shop is set up to handle a large
volume of work during the next few month*.
Bring in your tractor, mower, or drill for
a complete check-up. Experienced mechanics
will restore your war-worn machines to top
'Ou 11 be ready to go when the fields are ready
planting. Re aember, today's power implements are predsion-
made tools req Iring expert mechanical attention. You can rely
on our experiei ce and training to do the job right Only genu­
ine repair parts are used.
Bluffton Farm Equipment Co
E. F. Schmidt, Prop.
Bluffton Phone 260-W
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Bluffton, Ohio
Bluffton, Chic Phone 317-W
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