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UNITS* '■MM VOLUME NO. LXX TOWN MAY RETURN TO SLOW TIME ON PERMANENT BASIS Action Annulling Municipal Ordinance Will Be Consid ered by Council Under Present Law Town Would Have to Go to Fast Time April 28 Whether Bluffton will remain on Slow Time this summer, for the first time since 1941, is a question that will come up for consideration at the next meeting of the municipal council, Monday, April 1. Should sentiment of the town indicate a desire to remain on the same time schedule the year around, it will be necessary to repeal a municipal ordinance providing for a change to Fast Time during the four summer months. With the close of the war last summer, it was felt that Bluffton would remain on Slow Time (regular Eastern Standard Time) the year around, but unless the council takes action to repeal an ordinance pass ed in 1944 the town’s clocks officially must be set ahead one hour on the last Sunday in April this spring. Appeal For E. S. T. Mayor W. A. Howe said this week that the state generally can be ex pected to remain on Slow’ Time this summer, as a result of Governor Lausche’s appeal for an uniformity of time in all of Ohio this year. The Governor favors retention of Eastern Standard, or Slow Time, the mayor said. Federal attitude toward the time problem, however, favors Fast Time in the state during the summer months, Mayor Howe pointed out. Bluffton’s Time Ordinance, passed in 1944, provides for operation on Fast Time from the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in Septem ber, and on Slow Time for the re mainder of the year. Fast Time Opposed Area pressure so far has indicated that repeal of the ordinance may be effected now that the war is ended, and that there will be a return to Slow Time on a permanent basis. Farmers always have been opposed to Fast Time, because of its effect on their schedule of farm opera tions, and there has been opposition from other sources on the basis that it interferes with proper rest at night by getting persons out of bed too early in the morning. Bluffton first went on Fast Time early in the winter of 1941-42, when President Roosevelt declared nation wide adoption of Fast Time as a war measure. Since the winter of 1942 43, however, the town has operated on Fast Time only during the sum mer months. Bluffton Boosters In Leipsic Tournament Bluffton Boosters’ first foe in the Leipsic invitational tournament at 7 p. m. this Thursday will be the Pandora team that handed the locals their only setback of the season two weeks ago. On the Bluffton tourney squad will be Jack and Jim Clark, Fred and John Herrmann, Stonehill, Wenger, Kinsley, Mathews, Soash and Reichenbach. Last Friday, the Boosters topped Beaverdam, 46 to 43, in a game at that place, with Jack Clark getting 14 points and Evan Soash 12, to lead the attack of the locals. Others in the Bluffton lineup were Stonehill, Mathews, Wenger, Kinsley, Burkholder, and Jim Clark. Mayor’s Notice Monthly collection of rubbish and ashes will be made on Thursday, March 28. Have same in containers ready early in the morning and placed where it is readily accessible for collection. W. A. Howe, Mayor COLLEGE MUSIC COURSE Myron Carlisle, vocalist, will ap pear in the chapel, Friday night, April 5 as the final number on the Bluffton college music course. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank all the kind friends and neighbors for their aid and sympathy in the illness and death of our beloved mother and grand mother, Mrs. Alice Herr also Rev. Oppermann who officiated at the burial, the singers for their services and all those sending flowers. Children & Grandchildren. Charles Lora Reports on Condi tions Overseas Following Return from Greece Bluffton Man Gone from This Country Two Months with Relief Cattle Americans are well liked by the people of Greece, in contrast to gen eral opposition to both the English and Russians, Charles Grove street, reported this week after returning from Europe on a relief ship. Lora, of a trip to Lora sailed from Baltimore last January 10, on the Liberty ship, William S. Halstead, and docked at Norfolk, Va., on March 14, after be ing gone overseas two months and two days. His ship carried a consignment of 332 cattle, 200 tons of livestock feed, and 4,100 tons of fertilizer, the equivalent of 250 carloads. Donated to Greek Government In the shipment of cattle were 316 bred heifers and 16 bulls bought in Minnesota by UNRA and given to the Greek government. The government in turn sells the cattle to Grecian farmers on long-term credit. As a cattle handler on the ship, Lora worked under the direction of the Church of Brethren relief or ganization, operating from its head quarters at the town of New’ Wind sor, Md. Lora reported that New Windsor’s normal population of 500 has been stepped up to approxi mately 1500 because of the extent of the organization’s relief work. Enroute to Europe, the relief ship encountered heavy w’eather, and progress wras slow’ thru the Medi terranean because of danger from floating mines. On the trip 15 heifers and three bulls were lost. Among the crew of 16 volunteers who cared for the cattle on the trip across was Stahley Fretz, o’f Lans dale, Pa., a former Bluffton college student. Dock at Salonika The ship’s longest stay overseas w’as at Salonika, Greece, where it docked for a week to unload its cargo. Enough feed to supply the cattle for 30 days herd. Filth was left with the railroad yards at ruins from the He said Waterfront and Saloniki were in bombings, Lora reported, the Greeks do not look emaciated, but all are old beyond their years because of their war experiences. Sunken ships litter the harbor, few buildings have windows, and altho there was need of fuel to warm homes and public places it is virtually impossible to obtain any. Residents of the city sit in their homes wearing their overcoats and cooking is done with charcoal, or w’hat scraps of wood can be gather ed. and Lack of Sanitation Everywhere there was filth and a lack of sanitation, the Bluffton man said, and the Americans ate on their ow’n ship, and drank only the supplied by it. 1T1EBLUF Americans Well Liked In War-torn Greece: English, Russians Unpopular in of The Bluffton man said that Grecian cities large pictures Churchill and Stalin invariably are defaced, but those of Roosevelt have been untouched by the populace. water how since Food conditions in Greece, ever, have improved greatly 1941, Lora said the Greeks told him, and there seem to be enough food stuffs to maintain a reasonable de gree of health. Variety, however, is lacking in the diet, and mutton seems to be the principal meat. On the return trip, the ship stop ped at Gibraltar to refuel with oil, and later at Casablanca to take on this 75 servicemen returning to country. yictim Has Fractured Skull Charles R. Bormuth, 68, Jenera rural mail carrier, continues serious ly ill at the Community hospital from a fractured skull and other in juries suffered last Wednesday morning in an accident on the Lin coln highway, east of Bluffton. Charles Speers, 51, who received fractured bones in both feet, and his son, Edward Speers, 22, facisl cuts, were removed from the hos pital to their home in Halifax, Pa., Friday. The older Speers was driv er of the other auto involved in the mishap. Mr». Elmer Burkholder, of Jenera, who fell and fractured her right arm when she was attempting to pull the younger Speers from the wreckage, returned to her home after receiving treatment at the hospital. The mishap occurred in front of her home. Last Rites Held For Mrs. Alice E. Herr Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the St. John’s Evan gelical and Reformed church for Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Herr, 69, who died early last Thursday afternoon at her home one mile south of Bluffton on the Bentley road. Mrs. Herr had been bedfast since suffering a stroke two years ago in March. Officiating at the last rites Sunday in the church was Rev. V. C. Opper mann, pastor. Burial was in Maple Grove cemetery. Born in Akron on Feb. 9, 1877, Mrs. Herr was married on Jan. 12, 1898, to William Henry Herr, who preceded her in death Nov. 27, 1934. Mrs. Herr was a John’s Evangelical church. member of St. and Reformed the following Survivors include children: Mrs. Rowena Lew’is, Mrs. Blanche Lewis, Edgar, Millard and Jerome Herr, all of Bluffton, and Emma, Forrest, Woodrow and Herr, all at home. Olan Fire In Business Block Damage Small The fire department answered a call when a blaze was discovered un der the eaves at the rear of the Fett block Friday night at 7:45 o’clock. The blaze was extinguished with chemicals and damage was slight. Origin of the blaze is unknown. First floor of the block is occupied by the Fett hardware and the Geiger & Diller clothing store. The second floor is occupied by apartments. Business Men Will Meet This Wednesday Proposals to finance the commun ity recreation program which is be ing sponsored this spring and sum mer by the Bluffton Business Men’s association will be discussed at a meeting of the organization at 8 P. M. this Wednesday in the Walnut Grill. Committee reports will be consid ered at the on by-laws, Silas Diller, session, including those it was announced by president of the group. Good Twins Will Be 88 Thursday One of Ohio’s oldest sets of twins, Abraham and Isaac Good, of Lima, former Bluffton residents, will brate their 88th birthday Thursday. cele this In Bluffton and Lima the twins were well known because of their eccentricities in dress and manner. In their younger days, the twins were expert gunsmiths, and Isaac often entertained with stories of tlie days w’hen he was a sparring part ner for Jim Corbett, when were employed on southern farms. both Ohio Births The following births at Bluffton hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Herr, Bluff ton, a boy, Thomas Wesley, Thurs day. Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Hilty, Pan dora, a girl, Ginger Kay, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dillman, Bluffton, a boy, James Dale, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Aulton Wagner, Findlay, a boy, Philip Grover, born at Findlay hospital, Friday. Mrs. Wagner is the former Madonna Lug ibihL Award* Contract For Twp. Cemetery Care Richland township trustees award ed to Kenneth for care of six tow’nship cemeteries this summer at Moser's bid of $395. The aw’ard w’as made at the trustees meeting, Saturday night. Moser’s bid was one of two submitted. Moser the contract Covered by the contract are the Old Cemetery in Bluffton, Zion, Gratz, Woodlawn, Beaverdam and Pleasant Hill cemeteries. BROTHERHOOD SPEAKER A. C. Feigert, Van Wert, past pres ident of Ohio Gideons will address an open meeting of the Men’s Brother hood of the Methodist church Thurs day night at 7:30 in connection with the midweek Lenten service. A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INT STS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO CANNING FOR CA CAUTIONS Housewives Far in Adva ning OPA wants the exh a rations issued for canning sugar be used that way—not for table sugar, or baking, or candy makiijgKQg. any of a half dozen tempting ways which one can find to use the extra sweetening. The stamp was validated for five pounds of canning Sugar on March 11 by OPA to aeewnn ••date straw berry growers in the** south where the crop ripens early. No Strawberries Here Altho there is no prospect for strawberry canning here in immedi ate future, many Bluffton women hastened to cash..the spare stamp, some of whom OPA puspects will be unable to keep the ^ugar allotment intact until next summer. The women, however, are cashing in the stamp on the theory that five pounds of sugar now are better than an unused five-po^M stamp later in event OPA should cut the original al lowance as was done last year. Bluffton women point out what happened last yeear when OPA changed its origina|l|dlotment of 20 pounds of canning abgar per person to a five-pound maximum which later was increased to 10 pounds. During the suiter, OPA expects to validate another fl e-pound stamp per person which in v majority of instances will ne tamount of canning sugar as was supplied last year. With The Service Men Major W. E. Diller and family arrived Tuesday from Camp Roberts, Calif., on six months leave and will occupy their home in Rawson. Ma jor Diller, of the Army Medical corps w’as recently advanced from the rank of captain. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. North Jackson street. DAY, MARCH 28, 1946 IS OPA OMEN Arthur Who ing Stamps ft of Can n Use of Sugar for poses Will Res? It Other Pur in Short age Next Summer Bluffton housewives who have has tened to cash spare stamp No. 9 for five pounds of canning sugar months before there is any fruit to can, are warned by OPA to keep this sugar for the purpose for which it was is sued or they probably will find them selves short when canning season comes next summer. Diller of Capt. Wade Basinger Army Medical corps has from the terminal ents, Dr. of South been For some time the twins have in the Kollmeier convalescent home at Findlay where, it is reported, they are “getting along well” des pite their advanced age. of the returned while on his par Basinger Pacific area and leave is visiting and Mrs. Francis Lawn avenue. S. Sgt. Gail Rakosky has received his Army discharge and joined his wife, Rosalie Barnes Rakosky of South Main street. He was in serv ice 37 months, 13 of which were in Europe. For the past seven months he w a s stationed i n Nurenburg, Germany,with the international mili tary tribunal trying war criminals. S. Sgt. John B. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Johnson of South Main street is enroute home from Korea. He has been overseas since last May. recently Navy at joined his dis San wife Donavin Gratz, charged from the Pedro, Calif., has and son here. As a naval photogra pher his last assignment was that of flag photographer on the U. S. S. Klondike. He and his familv will move to Souderton, Pa., Mr where they recently purchase home. Gratz is the owner a tato chip business at that ple.ee. i a ”O- .nd Wm. Holtkamp, son of Prof. Mrs. Otto Holtkamp of South Main street who was recently stationed in Texas, has received his Army dis charge. Karl Gable, recently returned from the European war theatre has been granted his Army discharge and joined his family here. Clayton W. Weiss, B. M. 2/c, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aldine Weiss of Riley street received his discharge at the Great Lakes Naval station on March 19, his 22nd birthday anni versary. He spent 35 month* over seas. James Strunk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duluth Strunk, south of Blufft ton, left Tuesday morning for train ing in the Merchant Marine service. H. Ray Luginbuhl who entered the service from this area several months ago recently left Camp Crowder, Mo., for the Army’s Fitz simmons General hospital at Denver where he will receive specialist training as an x-ray technician in the medical corps. He is the son of ON NEWS Carload Locally in Shipment of 325 Heifers for Relief Arthur Schumacher, of Pandora, has returned home from a voyage to Germany as one of the attendants on a relief ship that carried to war torn Europe the carload of bred heifers contributed in December by the Bluffton-Pandora community. total of offwhich In the shipment was a 325 bred dairy heifers, 171 were contributed thru the Service committee and 154 by UNRA. No loss in heifers oc curred in the voyage to Germany, and only four of 25 calves born in the trip overseas died enroute. From Bremen, Germany, where Schumacher’s ship docked on Janu ary 29, the cattle were taken 550 miles inland to Czechoslovakia by rail. Most of them were distributed in the northern Moravia Moravak Ostrava dairy area. The demand for milk for children in this great industrial area is very urgent, Schumacher said. Before the war there were approximately 601,000 cattle in the herds of the region, and today there are less than 10,000. Because of travel limitations, Schumacher and 16 other cattle at tendants could not make the trip inland. Schumacher reported that practi cally all the heifers in the shipload which he accompanied went to hos pitals, orphanages and child feeding centers. Small children and mothers will be the first to benefit from the fresh milk given by the heifers. Bluffton-Pandora Area Cattle Distributed In Northern Moravia Schumacher, Pandora, Accompanied Cattle, Returns Home of Cattle Contributed Brethren provided Numerous churches are working thru the Brethren Service committee in sending heifers for relief, includ ing the gelical Friends groups this practical method of helping the w’ar-torn countries to help them selves. Church of Brethren, Evan and Reformed churches, and Mennonites. Other are becoming interested in Schumacher’s voyage overseas was made in the SSCW Wooster, which sailed from Baltimore on January 8. Couple Weds In Lima Ceremony daughter of Motter and of Mr. and of near St. Miss Marcella Motter, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Robert Helmlinger, son Mrs. Adam Helmlinger Johns, Ohio, were married in a dou ble ring ceremony which took place at the home of the officiating min ister, Rev. Arthur Kuhlman of the Lutheran church noon. in Lima, Saturday attired in a street aqua shade with Her cor- The bride w’as length frock of harmonizing accessories, sage was of pink roses and garden ias. Immediately following the cere mony the couple left on a short wedding trip and will reside here. The bride is a graduate of Bluff ton high school, attended Bluffton college and is employed as a depart ment supervisor at the Triplett Elec trical Instrument Co. Mr. Helm linger attended the Wapakoneta schools and is a carpenter by trade. Services Thursday For Mt. Cory Woman Funeral services for Mrs. Jenny Ghaster, 87, of Mt. held at the Paul home here Thursday o’clock. Rev. Irvin Cory, will be Diller funeral afternoon at 2 Kauffman will officiate at the services and will be in Clvmer Mrs. Ghaster died Monday in the Kollmeier in Findlay. She Wm. H. Ghaster Surviving are Ruth Ghaster, nephews and two nieces. burial night home convalescent was the widow of of Mt. Cory. a granddaughter, three Mt. Cory AUTO BLAZES Bluffton fire department made a run on South Main street Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock when the mo tor of a Packard sedan driven by Mrs. A. D. Finefork of Spencerville caught fire. Damage W’as estimated at $25. Lt. Colonel and Mrs. Herbert Lug inbuhl of Washington. Richard Klay of the Navy, has received his discharge and returned to his home here Sunday from San Francisco. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Klay. Rockport Mr. and Mrs. Harold Marshall, son John and daughter Rebecca were Saturday evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Van Meter. Mrs. Guy Mayberry attended a meeting of the Allen County Repub lican Women’s Club held in the of Mrs. James Jacobs near Saturday evening. home Lima Fort Mrs. Roscoe Aiderman of Wayne, Ind., arrived here Friday evening to spend her parents Mr. Cupp. the week end with and Mrs. Walter Cliffton My grant Mr. and Mrs. and family of Findlay and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Spallinger of Lafayette were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Lentz and daugh ters Janice and Phyllis. Miss Rebecca Marshall 4ias re turned to her studies at Ohio State University in Columbus after spend ing the past ten days with her par ents Mr. and Mrs. Harold Marshall. Rev. and Mrs. E. N. Bigelow’ and son Bruce of Bluffton were Friday evening dinner guests of Mr. Mrs. Herbert Marshall and Kenneth and Don. and sons held the Farm Bureau Council No. 4 their regular March meeting ii home of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Cupp Wednesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Lysle Cahill and daughter Lynne of Cleveland were entertained at dinner Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cahill in Bluffton. At a recent business meeting of the Midwest Electric, Inc., held in St. MaryS recently, Mr. William Alt haus was among those elected to serve on the board of trustees for a three year term. Mr. J. O. Cupp of this community is also serving on the board. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barnett and son David arrived here Wednesday for a visit in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Marshall. They re turned to their home in Columbus, Monday, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Marshall w’ho spent the day with them. Mr. Barnett is a stu dent in mechanical engineering at the University. Mrs. Hiram Augsburger of Ft. Wayne, Ind., arrived here Sunday to be at the bedside of her mother Mrs. William Augsburger ton who is not so w’ell at ing. of Bluff this writ- Mayberry Joan, Mr. and Mrs. Guy C. and daughters Nancy and and Mrs. William J. Porter and Bill of Marysville, Mr. and Mrs. ward Mason of Tunica, Miss., Mr. and Mrs. Dale Westenbarger of Columbus Grove were Sunday din ner guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Mason in Columbus Grove. The din ner was in honor of F. R. Mason and granddaughters Nancy and Joan who were celebrating birthdays. Mr. son Ed and Richard Cupp who has been visit ing his parents Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cupp is among those who returned to Ohio State University in Colum bus the first of the week. Mrs. Lysle Cahill and daughter Lynne of Cleveland are spending the week with Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Marshall. Mr. Cahill will leave Thursday on a business trip to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to be days. gone several Bigelow’ and took dinner Mrs. W. E. Rev. and Mrs. E. N. son Bruce of Bluffton Sunday with Mr. and Marshall and their guests Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barnett and son David of Columbus. Pfc. Robert Marshall of Camp At terbury, Ind., arrived here Saturday night for a nine-day furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Marshall. A very fine program was heard at the March meeting of the Profit and Pleasure club held in the home of Mrs. Orlo Marshall last Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Guy Mayberry gave a paper on “Intelligent American’s Guide to Peace” which spoke about our present day attitudes toward other nations Americans can better peace, spoke on “The Russia.” At War I, Russia was illiterate except for the class known as the intelli gensia small percentage of her people, but under the Five Year plans, schools were provided for the common peo pie and an educational program was I set up in the army which soon made radical changes throughout the na tion along these lines. and things we as do toward making a Mrs. Edgar Begg New Schools of New the close of World which constituted a very Fourteen members were present to enjoy the social hour and refresh ments. Mrs. Alvin Augsburger was welcomed as a new member. The April meeting will be held with Mrs. Coy Kohli at her new home in Co lumbus Grove. BUY VMHta OTAVM NUMBER 49 AST WEEK FOR AUTO TAGS AND PERSONAL TAX Automobiles Must Have New 1946 License Tags By Next Monday ’ersonal Office Tax Returns Due at of County Auditor Saturday No fooling about it, you may get into plenty of trouble with the au thorities on April Fool’s Day next Monday if you happen to forget your new 1946 automobile tags or fail to file your personal tax report. Autos operated after next Sunday must have new license plates on them unless owmers want to run the risk of arrest. A heavy rush of last-minute buy ing is expected this week by Harold Montgomery, Bluffton auto tag reg istrar, who said that many motorists appear to have been delaying mak ing their purchases in the hope new cars might be available before the April 1 deadline. In purchasing tags, auto owmers must take their bill of sale or cer tificate of title with them, Montgom ery warned. Daughter Of Pioneer Doctor juried Here Remains of Mrs. Almira Brand, 85, .who died in Toledo, Sunday were brought here for interment at Maple Grove cemetery, Wednesday after noon. She was the eldest daughter of the late Dr. A. M. Kyser, pioneer Bluffton physician who here some fifty years ago. practiced home of Overton Mrs. Brand died at the her daughter, Mrs. Faye after suffering a paralytic stroke and broken hip. Her husband, Chas. W. Brand died 22 years ago. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Brand is survived by a sister, Mrs. Cora Schultz of Lima. In New Locations Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Augsburger are occupying the Mrs. Grace Wilson home on West Elm street while she is in a Limit hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cooney, Jr., formerly of Bluffton moved the past week from Pullman, Mich., to Union City, Mich. They spent the week end visiting here. Ministers To Show Sunday Night Film “King of Kings”, a Cecil B. De Mille film production will be shown at the high school auditorium, Sun day night, April 7 under of the Bluffton Ministerial tion it was announced the the week. auspices associa first of Settlement Willard Moser attended a Short hern Cattle sale at Elkhart, Indiana. Monday. Mrs. Albert Hilty expects to leave soon to spend some time in the home of her daughter Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Stauffer at Geneva, Indiana. Miss Elaine and Norma Wenger arrived here from Oregon the latter part of the week to be at home with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Neuger and family. Louise of Ft. Wayne, Ind., also spent Sunday at home with her folks. Mrs. Ed Hilty is somewhat strong er than she had been the past few months. She is at present staying at the home of her daughter Mr. and Mrs. George Lehman and family. Mr. and Mrs. Haydn Steiner of Toledo spent the week end with Mrs. P. C. Steiner. Carold Welty is spending several week* at honw. Mr. and Mrs. Enos Suter announce the engagement of their only daugh ter Elizabeth Irene to Dwight Baum gartner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Baumgartner. The Pandora American Legion Post held their first meeting Tuesday evening. The newly organized post has recently been granted a charter. Paul Schey spent several days last week at Lansing, Michigan. He ex pects to take up work at the college there some time in the future. Miss Norma Jones left Lima Tues day evening for New’ York City and from there expects to sail for Africa soon where she is to be engaged in missionary work. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stucky and family of Morton, Illinois visited over the w’eek end in the home of their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lehman. Miss Elma Basinger who has been bedfast for quite a number of years was critically ill last week. Advisory Council No. 2 held their March meeting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hauenstein Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wenger and son, Bobby of Lancaster visited relative* here over Saturday and Sunday.