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Last weekend’s cold snap, coming at the close of a six-day warm snap, “pepped up” lagging maple sugar water runs, just as it began to ap pear that protracted warm weather might cut this year’s supply of maple syrup just as it did last spring. Alternating warm and cold weath er is best for peak production of the sap from maple groves. Warm weather without freezing tempera tures spoils the flow and too cold weather stops it. A temperature of at least 50 degrees is essential for the sugar water to flow freely. Herman Bosse, of Orange town- Army Citation To Dead War Hero Lt Gerald Faze, grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Faze, of S. Main street, who was killed in action Nov. 13, 1944, has received posthumously the Silver Star Medal and citation for gallantry in action. The war hero is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Faze, of Lima Route 5, and his wife, Mrs. Marguerite Faze lives in Lima. The family at one time lived in Bluffton. PICKET LINES v Alternating Warm And Cold Weather Spurs Flow’ Of Maple Sugar Trees We have no stop sign here— but it's a good place to stop SWISS l.\ ship, operates the largest maple sugar camp in this locality. His grove consists of some 250 trees on the Gressly farm. With no relief in sight yet from wartime sugar shortages, this year’s mtaple sugar and maple syrup pro duction is in widespread demand, and prices are at a peak. Altho maple syrup is quoted at $3.50 a gallon there is an insufficient supply for all takers. Maple syrup is one of the best substitutes for sugar, and is in wide spread demand for that reason, in addition to the customary market available for those who enjoy it as a table delicacy. 3 miles south of Bluffton on Route 25 Your Real Production Had Started When the war ended, our organization bent every effort to increase production, with the result that in the last months of 1945 ma chinery was being built in very substantial quantities. Here are a few figures: Bluffton phone 126-W Lt. Faze lost his life in the vicini ty of Metz, France, in an attempt to coordinate and organize elements of his company which had become scattered in an attack on that city. He proceeded from platoon to platoon thru intense artillery fire and before completing his duty was wounded fatally by enemy shell fragments, the citation said. A Purple Heart medal and a Bronze Star medal previously award ed also are» in the possession of his wife. When you’re hungry for a snack or one of our Swiss Inn tip-top Sunday chicken dinners, you’ll is the best place to stop. And we’ll service your car w’hile and have* everything ship-shape and any time. 24 Hour Service find you you are eating don’t lose We Never Close Quick Lunches Car Servicing Day or Jt ght You aren’t getting machinery, Mr. Farmer, because implement dealer had planned and expected to have his display floor filled with new implements and tractors weeks ago. And we had planned to make them—had told our dealers and our farmer customers they would have new equipment and plenty of service parts for the 1946 spring work. And we had hoped to sell these ma chines at no advance in price. have taken the place of PRODUCTION LINES! so don't blame year PRODUCTION ITEM NOV. 1945 DEC. 1945 Tractors.............. ...........7,271 7,432 Combines.......... ...........2,34fi 2,526 Cultivators..... ...........3,4U 3,308 Hay Loaders .. .......... 209 982 Plows .. ............. ...........6,185* 6702* Plows ar® made in our Canton ond Chottane^a Works, which are not on strike. January produotion was plows. aged by of the Both your dealer and we this production picture year. But the strike chan _____ know, the CIO United Farm Equipment & Metal Workers of America called a strike in ten of our plants, on January 21, 1946. fat. As you What Is The Strike About? Wages are a basic issue. At the time of the strike, Harvester employes were among the highest paid workers in American industry. When the strike began, the average hourly r.3 C. F. Niswander McCormick-Deering Dealer Gideon Geiger Dies In Lima Crossing Crash Gideon E. Geiger, 67, Lima coal and real estate dealer who was well known in the Settlement and the Pandora area, w’as killed instantly last Wednesday in Lima w’hen his coal truck was demolished by a D. T. and I. freight train at the East High street crossing. His partner, O. G. O’Dell, driver of the truck was injured, and report ed that just before their vehicle was struck by the shouted, “Look train.” locomotive Geiger out, here comes a was found 125 feet Geiger’s body south of the intersection beneath a freight car on a siding. Bom in Pandora Feb. 3, 1879, Geiger had been a resident of Lima for 38 years. He was a member of Trinity Methodist church. Survivors include the widow, Elizabeth sons, W. E. Geiger, Lima and M. C. Geiger, Ft. Wayne five brothers, Llewellyn, Tilman and Her man Geiger, all of Pandora John Geiger, Mt. Vernon, and William Geiger, Honolulu and five sisters, Mrs. Helen Hilty, Pandora Mrs. Elizabeth Steiner, India Mrs. Mary Pattshrall and Mrs. Hui du Garber, both of Toledo and Mrs. Melvin Kanagy, Wumpum, Pa. Funeral services were held in Lima Saturday afternoon with Rev. Jones officiating. Burial was Lima Memorial Park cemetery. Ira in In Memoriam In memory of Mae E. Mathew’s, who passed aw’ay February 18, 1946. Your death is but a passing on, The soul Immortal never dies. Returns to God, lives on and on, Beneath the sod the body lies. Be loyal, faithful trust in God Walk with Him as did his Son. He’ll guide you with his staff and rod Receive you when your course is run. Goodnight beloved, sleep and take your rest Lay down your head upon the Savior’s Breast We loved you w’ell. But Jesus loved thee best Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight. (Missed by her Sunday School Class) .Fence Posts Illinois farms use 20 million fenct posts annually. lement Dealer! earnings in the ten plants, not including overtime, were $1.15J£ If present wage pro posals are adopted, this figure will become $1.33® per hour. When the strike began, negotiations were broken off by the Union on the issue of com pulsory union membership. The Company has nopesire to weaken the Union. It recog nizes certain reasonable needs of the Union. But the Company does oppose compulsory unionist ploye’s his ownfahoice. i. It feels strongly that an em nembership should be a matter of ipterial Costs and Price Relief pd materials are the great costs of Wages operating our business—together they con sume all put a few cents of every dollar the Company takes in. Wages are obviously going to how high material costs will go. high—and nobody knows just In the face of rising costs of materials, the Company* does not see how it can pay the wage increases recommended by a Govern ment fact finding board until it has definite and satisfactory assurance from the Govern ment that reasonable price relief will be granted to period of tl portance th^it it will not be discussed here, but will be covered by future advertisements devoted to bofli prices and profits. le Company within a reasonable ae. This matter is of such im- Speaking for our dealers and ourselves, we can assure eager than w$ are to resume production. We are doiag and fehall continue to do everything in our power as soon as possible. »u that no customer is more bring about a fair settlement Bluffton, Ohio The stage of the Beaverdam high school auditorium will become a vir tual fairyland Friday night at 8 o’clock when Bob Dowd, versatile young entertainer, brings his full evening show of fun and mystery to town for one of his popular personal appearances. Together with his company, head ed by magic’s lovely pin-up girl he presents magic in the modern man ner. The spectacular illusion, shooting thru a woman, is one of the fea tures of his program which also con tains such unusual mysteries as the headless spectator, sands of Sahara, the flight of time, Dunninger out done and a brilliant but unexpected feature by someone from the audi ence. Accent is placed on entertainment and the latest of the world’s magic together with some oldtime favorites. Beaverdam Mrs. Carrie Barber entertained the L.O.C.S. of the Church of Christ at her home on Wednesday eve assisted by Mrs. Cora Barber. Devotionals w’ere led by Mrs. Ruth Peterson. Mu sic w’as furnished by Mrs. La Vaun Lewis. Mrs. Luella Beck had as her subject, "Day of Decision”. Present were Ruth Peterson, Mrs. Faye Reigle, Mrs. Wava Amstutz, Mrs. Dorothy Greenawalt, Mrs. Nettie Young, Mrs. Effie Pfeifer, Mrs. La Vaun Lewis, Mrs. Lillian Bowers, Mrs. Pauline Barber, Mrs. Velma Ar nold Miss Rozella Barber, Mrs. Ella Yant, Mrs. Ruth Lewis, Mrs. La Vaun Amstutz, Mrs. Luella Beck, Mrs. Mil dred Varvel, Mrs. Olive Bailey and Mrs. Carrie Walters. Mrs. Lillie Anderson, Mrs. Mar garet Yant and son Gary are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Carl Weaver and fam ily at Dayton. Sherry Jane Zimmerman of Bluff ton w’as a w’eek end visitor of her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Amstutz. Larrie Barnes and Rickey Somers of Lima visited over the w’eek end with their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Downey. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Arnold and son Kennth, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ar nold and family w’ere Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Pugh and son Jack. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Yoakam of Findlay w’ere Sunday dinner guests of Miss Adda and Clem Evening callers W’ere Mr. Glen Wagner of Lima. at the home of Orvin brate a birthday and versary. )N. OHIO Yoakam. and Mrs. of Lima Mrs. Lenore Hullinger spent Sunday with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Ira Larue. Pleasant Hill A group friends spent Sunday Wirts to cele wedding anni- Andrew Mr. and Mrs. .Mac family were callers at Brauen home, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar and family, Mrs. H. P. were Sunday Herr and sons, the Dennis Zimmerman Zimmerman dinner guests of Cal Victory class meeting will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Huber Friday evening at 7:30. Ladies Aid will meet with Claribel Owens and Sarah Oates afternoon at ser and fami Huber, Miss Fett w’ere S Arthur Phillips home. Thursday 1:30. rs. Sam nad ily, Mr. and Nellie Huber, Mrs. Lily ■»nday callers at the Mr. and Ray Blos Mrs. Karl James Messinger, Eldon Biery W’ere Friday evening callers on Keith Brauen. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Gleason w’ere pleasantly surprised on their fif teenth wedding anniversary Sunday when friends and relatives called. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Zahrend, Miss Vera Zahrend of West Minster, Mrs. Dan Gleason and sons of Lima, Mrs. Percy Gleason and son of Portland, Ind. Callers were Mr. and Mrs. Ellery Wilgress of St. Marys, Mr. and Mrs. E. Hartzogg of Rome, N. Y., Mrs. Paul Faze, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Huber and granddaughter Anita. Mrs. Percy Gleason and son are spending a couple of days in the Gleason home. John Huber of Lima Russell Huber home Mr. and Mrs. Ed called Sunday after- Mr. and Mrs, called at the Friday evening win Niswander noon. Buckwheat cake fans now’ have a new’ argument to get their favorite food. Buckwheat plants contain rutin, a material w’hich strengthens weakened blood vessels. Plans are now being made to commercially ex tract the substance for medical use. Although there is much legend and uncertainty about St. Patrick, famed Irish Bishop and religious organizer, a great portion of the civilized world commemorated his life observances of various types on day. Sadly missed by his daughters, Lois Ann Hauenstein Mrs. Helen Foltz Mrs. Vera Higgins Mrs. Mabel Black. Life Of St. Patrick Commemorated Here With Observances Sunday with Sun- saint There is probably no other about whom so much uncertainty ex ists. It is not even known whether March 17 is the date of his birth or the date of his death, though it sometimes is said to be both. to the best authorities born about A. D. 386. as an organizer were According Patrick was His talents soon developed and in a short time he understood how to adapt the su perstitions and the pagan rites which he found to the teaching church. of the proma in his His organizing genius and tional ability can be seen founding of 365 churches, numerous schools and colleges and many other contributions to the civilization of mankind. The most popular of the legends regarding St. Patrick is that which gives him credit for driving all the snakes and vermin out of Ireland. The story as current today is told in one of the songs, of which extract: “There’s not most popular Irish the following is an a mile in Ireland’s In Memoriam In memory of Mr. Arthur Hauen stein who passed away one year ago March 17, 1945. HE NEVER QUITE LEFT US He never quite left us, our father who has passed Through the shadow of death to the sunlight above A thousand sweet memories is hold ing him fast To the places he blessed with his presence and love. The work that he left and the books that he read Speak mutely, though still with an eloquence rare, And the songs that he sang, the words that he said, Yet linger and sigh on the desolate air. Refreshing Beverage Grapefruit and prune juice in equal portions served cold make a refreshing beverage for any meal or between meal pickup. Here it is Here is your dream come true—a modern kitchen, which you can arrange yourself, to fit your individual needs— and to conform to the space 'of your individual kitchen. It’s the latest thing in kitchen ar- Select one piece wall cabinets of the same length as the base, if the sink base is not placed beneath a window. If windows are involved, wall cabinets in odd lengths are available. All wall cabinets are completely finished, as sembled and provided with heavy top and bottom mounting rails thru which dirty vermin isle where the musters: Wher’er he put his he murdered them The toads went hop, the frogs went flop, slap dash into the water, And the beasts committed to save themselves from ter.” It seems that wherever St. w’ent he was preceded by a drum. One time w’hen going up a hill preach a sermon that was to put end to snakes, he beat the drum vigorously it burst. dear forefoot in clusters. suicide slaugh- Patrick to an so According to the legend, the snakes then started to glide out of their hiding places. Suddenly an angel patched the drum, the sermon pro ceded, and all the reptiles as if by magic. vanished the sym worn in that The shamrock, which is bol of the celebration, is commemoration of the fact when St. Patrick was preaching of the doctrines of the Trinity, he made use of this plant bearing three leaves on one stem as a symbol of great mystery. Despite the legendary character of the account, the fact remains that St. Patrick accomplished much good that he remains in the minds hearts of countless millions at time of the year. and and this Bromegrass is called a new grass by many farmers but the late Joseph E. Wing grew bromegrass on his farm near Mechanicsburg 35 years ago and recommended it for use in Ohio. THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 194S Couple Observes 40th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Sam Badertscher of near Bluffton observed their fortieth wedding anniversary, Friday night at a family gathering and tureen din ner at the home of their daughter Mrs. Dw’ight Frantz and family. The table was centered with a large four tier pink and w’hite cake baked by Mrs. Calvin Burkholder, sister of Mrs. Badertscher. Many lovely gifts were received. Those present, besides the honored guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Huber, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Nisw’ander, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Burkholder and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Zimmerman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Quinten Burk holder and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wil mer Badertscher and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lysle Niswander, Mrs. Margar et Basinger, Mrs. Richard Basinger, Walter Badertscher home on leave from the Philippines and Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Frantz and family. $32,000 Road Project Set For Route 30-S It takes only one phone call to start a mighty good thing One phone call—that’s all it takes to get in on our handy truck pickup service for marketing your Cream, Eggs and Poultry Call us today and our truck will stop tomorrow— and you’ll find our drivers migh boys. They’ll take care your produce—and you’ll ter give us that phone Construction of a new bridge with two-lane approaches, at an estimated cost of $32,000, was approved last week by the State Highway Depart ment for U. S. Route 30-S (the Elida road) 2.5 miles northwest of Lima. Federal funds in the amount of $15,550 will be granted for the pro ject. Scenic Country Chile stretches between the Pacific ocean and the Andes for 2,600 miles from nitrate-rich northern deserts, through verdant central valleys to starkly beautiful mountains and lakes in the south. Capital: Santiago. of 1 Robert Murray Next to Town Hall the modern kitchen to fit your individual needs It’s Something New—the Package Unit Kitchen Come in Today and Ask Us About It Basinger’s Furniture Store Forty-three Years of Dependable Service a in ommodating and marketing dp market price. Bet right now. The K & Produce Co Charles Kinsinger Bluffton phone 492-W rangement—you select a unit kitchen base, with sink installed in the worktop. Base will be completely finished and as sembled with inlaid linoleum splashback and worktop attached ready to move into the selected space with all faucets, strainer and tail piece. screws may be inserted. Both bases and wall cabinets are ready for easy and quick installation. Linoleum in attractive patterns com pletes your modern kitchen. See us to day for an estimate for furnishing this modern kitchen complete in your home.