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
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
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
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
3 miles south of Bluffton on Route 25
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
When you’re hungry for a snack or one of our
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
24 Hour Service
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
so don't blame year
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.
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
C. F. Niswander
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
out, here comes a
was found 125 feet
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.
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
Lay down your head upon the Savior’s
We loved you w’ell. But Jesus loved
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight.
(Missed by her Sunday School Class)
Illinois farms use 20 million fenct
earnings in the ten plants, not including
overtime, were $1.15J£ If present wage pro
posals are adopted, this figure will become
$1.33® per hour.
When the strike began, negotiations were
broken off by the Union on the issue of com
pulsory union membership. The Company
has nopesire to weaken the Union. It recog
nizes certain reasonable needs of the Union.
But the Company does oppose compulsory
i. It feels strongly that an em
nembership should be a matter of
ipterial Costs and Price Relief
pd materials are the great costs of
operating our business—together they con
sume all put a few cents of every dollar the
Company takes in. Wages are obviously
how high material costs will go.
high—and nobody knows just
In the face of rising costs of materials, the
Company* does not see how it can pay the
wage increases recommended by a Govern
ment fact finding board until it has definite
and satisfactory assurance from the Govern
ment that reasonable price relief will be
period of tl
portance th^it it will not be discussed here,
but will be covered by future advertisements
devoted to bofli prices and profits.
le Company within a reasonable
ae. This matter is of such im-
Speaking for our dealers and ourselves, we
eager than w$ 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
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
Together with his company, head
ed by magic’s lovely pin-up girl he
presents magic in the modern man
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
Accent is placed on entertainment
and the latest of the world’s magic
together with some oldtime favorites.
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.
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
Mrs. Lenore Hullinger
spent Sunday with her parents Mr.
and Mrs. Ira Larue.
friends spent Sunday
Wirts to cele
Mr. and Mrs. .Mac
family were callers at
Brauen home, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
and family, Mrs. H. P.
Herr and sons,
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
ser and fami
Fett w’ere S
Arthur Phillips home.
rs. Sam nad
ily, Mr. and
Nellie Huber, Mrs. Lily
■»nday callers at the
James Messinger, Eldon Biery
W’ere Friday evening callers on Keith
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
John Huber of Lima
Russell Huber home
Mr. and Mrs. Ed
called Sunday after-
Mr. and Mrs,
called at the
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
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
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
said to be both.
to the best authorities
born about A. D. 386.
as an organizer were
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
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
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
most popular Irish
the following is an
a mile in Ireland’s
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
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
And the songs that he sang, the
words that he said,
Yet linger and sigh on the desolate
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
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
isle where the
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 194S
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
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
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.
Next to Town Hall
the modern kitchen to fit your individual needs
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Come in Today and Ask Us About It
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Forty-three Years of Dependable Service
dp market price. Bet
The K & Produce Co
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.
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