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UNITS* •TATBt VOLUME NO. LXX HEAVY FROST IN BLUFFTON AREA TUESDAY NIGHT Temperature Drops to 32 De grees in Coldest Snap of Spring Season Orchardists Fear Extensive Damage to Prospects for Early Fruit Frost, heaviest since the advent of warm weather nearly a month ago, covered the Bluffton area Tuesday night as the temperature dropped to 32 degrees, the freezing point. Orchardists expressed fears Wed nesday morning that damage to early fruit prospects would be ex tensive, altho it was still too early to accurately estimate extent of the loss. However a wind from the north west and partly cloudy skies which prevailed after midnight may have served to alleviate the worst effects of the cold snap. Frost Most Severe The frost Tuesday night was the most severe of a series of cold snaps which visited this section during the past week. Another favorable factor in the situation was the absence of recent rainfall. Most killing frosts do their great est damage when the cold follows rainfall, and there is moisture re maining inside buds and blossoms. This causes them to freeze and split open. Beaverdam Mrs. Clara Jennings and Mrs. Ella Hutchinson i^turned Thursday after spending the past six weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hutchinson and fam ily in Arizona. The L. O. C. S. of the Church of Christ met Wednesday evening with Mrs. LaVaun Lewis. Devotionals were led by Mrs. Faye Reigle which was followed by the song, “Christ Arose.” The society voted to send clothing and books to missionaries in Porto Rico. Those present were Mrs. Lillian Bowers, Mrs. Nettie Young, Mrs. Carrie Barber, Mrs. Effie Pfei fer, Mrs. Luella Beck, Mrs. Ruth Lewis, Mrs. Olive Bailey, Mrs. Ella Yant, Mrs. Ruth Peterson, Mrs. Ber tha Dally, Mrs. Alice Kuhn, Mrs. Mildred Varvel, Mrs. Faye Reigle and Mrs. Carrie Walters. Mr. and Mrs. Karl Warner spent Thursday in Columbus. Mr. Frank Barber was a week end visitor of his mother Mrs. Emma Jane Barber at Genoa. Mrs. Lillie Anderson was hostess to the Women’s Society of Christian Service of the Methodist Church at her home on Thursday. A covered dish dinner was enjoyed at the noon hour. Mrs. Gideon Steiner was in charge of the program for the after noon. Mrs. Harmon Downey led the Devotionals “Fruit of the Spirit.” Present were Mrs. W. A. Arnold, Mrs. John Augsburger, Miss Rosa Sear foss, Mrs. Clara Jennings, Mrs. Ed Marquart, Mrs. Sam Bushey, Mrs. Wm. Younkman, Mrs. Wm. Amstutz, Mrs. G. T. Arnold, Mrs. Oxville Hu ber, Mrs. Frank Williams, Mrs. Rus sell Wolfe, Mrs. Everett Rowland, Mrs. Ed Cook, Mrs. Elizie Gierhart, Mrs. Frank Hall, Mrs. Pete Amstutz, Mrs. Gideon Steiner, Mrs. Harmon Downey, Mrs. Margaret Yant of Lima, Miss Ruth Durkee. Mr. and Mrs. Cordrey is visiting relatives in Cleveland. Miss Eileen Amstutz attended the wedding of Miss Mildred Binkley and Charles Waltz Jr., on Sunday after noon at the Harrod Christian Church. Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Steele of Lima were Sunday afternoon visitors of the former’s mother Mrs. Mary Steele. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Yoakam and son of Texas, Mrs. Floyd Yoakam, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Yoakam of Find lay and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wag ner of Lima were visitors the past week of Miss Adda and Clem Yoa kam. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Michael and family and Bernard Gratz spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Younkman and family at Clyde. The Lions Club will meet in regular session at 7 P. M. Monday. The oc casion will be a banquet for the lad ies. Dr. John Versteeg will be the guest speaker. Scouts Will Collect Waste Paper Saturday Bluffton Boy Scout Troop 82 will collect waste paper Saturday after noon. Newspapers and magazines should be in bundles on the front porch at noon. Farmers may leave bundles at rear of the town hall. Sunday 7:30 p. m.—St. John’s Reformed church. “The Day of Triumph”. Speaker, Rev. V. P. Wierville, Van Wert. Monday 8 p. m.—Methodist church. “The Day of Authority”. Speaker, Rev. J. L. White, Lima. Tuesday 8 p. m.—First Mennonite. “The Day of Controversy”. Speaker, Rev. Wilmer Shelly, Topeka, Ind. Wednesday 8 p. m.—St. John’s Reformed. “The Day of Retirement”. Speaker, Rev. Arthur Romig, Lima. Thursday—8 p. m.—Methodist. “The Day of Fellowship. Union communion service. Rev. J. N. Smucker in charge. Friday 1 to 3:30 p. m.—Presby terian. “The Day of Suffering”. Speakers, Bluffton ministers. Sunday 6:30 a. m.—First Men nonite. Easter sunrise service. Bluffton Youth federation in charge. Sunday 7:30 p. m.—St. John’s Re formed. Easter musical program by union community choir. Elrose Callers the past week at the My ron Stratton home were Mrs. Nello Steinman and Kaye Nonnamaker, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Marshall, Mrs. Goldie Battles and Mabel and Meri lyn Battles of Findlay, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Stratton and family, Fern Koch, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Clymer, Russell Elzay, Mrs. Olive Christman of Findlay, Mr. and Mrs. Wright Klingler and family. Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Koontz and family of Bluffton spent Friday evening at the Arthur Nonnamaker home. A large number from this com munity attended services at the Raw son U. B. church Sunday evening. Union prayer services at Olive Branch this Thursday evening. Friday evening supper guests at the Emerson Neff home were Mrs. Maude Von Stein, son Junior and daughter Helen, Mrs. Ruth Bermuth and daughter Mary Ann and Kaye Nonnamaker. Callers on Mr. and Mrs. Ami Non namaker were Mrs. Lucy Kamerer and Clarence Kamerer of Findlay, Mrs. Mary Hartman and son Cloyce of Hoytville, Mrs. Clair Bergban, Mrs. Purl Hartman and daughter Hazel, Mrs. Freeman Basinger, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Klingler and fam ily and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Non namaker and sons. June Gallant spent Sunday w’ith Kaye Nonnamaker. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burkholder spent Thursday evening with the Emerson Neff family. ,, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Neff and Replete with the rollicking songs and gay comedy repartee of old-time, blackface footlight entertainment, the Georgia Jubilee Minstrel to be given by the Bluffton Lions club Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23 and 24, at the high school will be unsurpassed in real entertainment value. In addition to enjoying a full even ing of fun, those in the audience also will be contributing toward two worthwhile community improvement programs. Proceeds from the two-night show’ w’ill go to the Bluffton High school band uniform fund, and to the Har mon field recreation program, both of direct benefit to the community as a whole. In this outstanding show of mirth and melody, many of Bluffton’s lead ing citizens, business and profession al men will be seen and heard—all in blackface. An added feature will be the stir ring music of the Bluffton High school band, playing a spirited pro gram of music in many moods. Genial Paul Detweiler will be the interlocutor, and wifi have i s troubles with those six mad-men of comedy, D. W. Bixler, Ralph Lanham, Robert Nonnamaker, Forrest Stein man, Fred Lingel and Boyd Travis, the end men. THEBLUF Black Market Flourishing Business In Berlin, Lt. (Ropp Triplett Writes Churches Hold Union Holy Week Services Union Holy week services will be held in Bluffton churches beginning next Sunday sponsored by the Minis terial association according to the following schedule: Rollicking Songs, Gay Repartee In Lions Benefit Minstrel April 23, 24 Other minstrel players include Ross Bogart, Clayton Bucher, Ralph Bal mer, Gordon Bixel, Harold Diller, Kenneth Winkler, Roger Howe, Paul Diller, Russell A. Lantz, Norman Beidler, Nelson Steiner, A. J. B. Longsdorf, Ed Rice, Richard Davies, Ed Lape, and Henry Blosser. A swung quartet will be Eldon Beery, Keith Brauen, James Mes singer and Allen Tschiegg. Claren Sommers will be the pianist, and Russell A. Lantz is directing the pro A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTE American Cigarets Major Item Involved in Barter Trading of Germans More Than Half of Residents Are Homeless in War-Torn German Capital City Editor’s Note: The following article on present-day conditions in war-scarred Berlin was written for The News by Lieut. Ropp Triplett, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Triplett, of Campus Drive. Lieut. Triplett is stationed in Berlin with V. S. Signal Corps forces. Occupation of Berlin by the four powers, Englaftd, Russia, France, and the United States has settled down from front line combat outfits to service troops, military govern ment units, mobile, police forces and reserve infantry units. With the settling down comes the old army customs which make the typical army. To those who fought in Berlin’s outskirts, it will be hard to believe that GI’s now go around saluting careful that all buttons are buttoned, and especially watchful that a field jacket is not worn off duty. Although actually in Russian oc cupied Germany, Berlin is divided into four sectors—one for each of the victors. This is a policy agreed upon by the big four, to place the capital of the defeated nation in control of all the allies. The same system is followed in Vienna. It is difficult to say which nation got the best slice—probably the one which has the most buildings stand ing. Russian Restrictions All zones within Berlin are clearly (Continuedo n page 2) Minister Injured Under Automobile Rev. Robert Welch, pastor of the Missionary church received a frac tured collarbone when he was pinned under his automobile on which he was working at his home on North Lawn avenue, Friday. The minister had blocked up the car in his driveway and was lying underneath making repairs w’hen a slight grade in the drive caused the auto to slip off the underpinning of wooden blocks. Weight of the car dropping on his shoulder resulted in the fractured collarbone. Emmeline Nonnamaker spent last Thursday with Mrs. Howard Stauf fer in Bluffton. daughter Marilyn spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Rus sell Ream and family. duction. In the high school band are: Trombones—Harold Hartman, Har riet Amstutz, Betty Bixel. Clarinets—Joanne Buhler, Cather ine Bohn, Robert Ramseyer, Donald Herr, June Habegger, Eileen Brauen, Mary Jane Ramseyer, Roderrick Bal mer, Jane Risser, Lynn Carmack. Cornets—Ray o 11 a s, Leonard Smucker, Allison Neuenschwander, Allen Tschiegg, Roger Lehman, Rich ard Steiner, Stanley Bohn, James Ewing, Ceacle Potee, Beatrice Leiber. Flutes—P. D. Bixel, Lyman Hof stetter, Gene Hankish. French Homs—Alice Ruth Panna becker Addison Myers. Baritone—Paul Steiner. Basses—Bob Coon, Don Schmidt. Percussion—James Harmon, David Steams, Ted Kohli, Don H. Burk holder, George Grismore. Bassoon—Malcolm Basinger. Saxaphone—Roger Bell. Glockenspiel—Sana Jane Huser. Bluffton Youth 6th In Scholarship Test Robert Ramseyer, son of Dr. and Mrs. L. L. Ramseyer and a student in Bluffton high school ranked sixth in the boys’ competition of the Northwestern Ohio division of the state scholarship test for high school seniors. The test was given in Lima, March 8. Ramseyer w-as tied for sixth place with John Henry Holland of Van Wert. Ranking first in the test was John David Spangler of Celina, grandson of Mrs. A. C. Spangler of Geiger street. Young Spangler is the son of Byron Spangler, former Bluffton resident and later superintendent of of Mercer county. 1schools BLUFFTON, OHIO THU Refreshments That’s 80 Pounds of Pickerel and 12 Gallons Coffee TT took 80 pounds of fre*h Lake Erie pickerel and 12’gallons of coffee besides 3 gallon* of milk to provide the after-program snack for an audience of 240 which attended the Sportsmen’s club meeting, Tuesday night. Speakers from the Ohio de partment of conservation were Arthur Harper who talked on “Conservation as a Naturalist sees it” and Walter Lauffer who gave an illustrated talk on U. S. I wild life. The club has a membership of over 1.D00. _--------------- x.------------ Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Miller and family of Smithville are expecting to move to Pandora where Mr. Miller is to assist his father-in-law, Noah Bixel, in the egg business. Miss Mary Haas left Tuesday morning for New York City and ex pects to set sail for Africa within the next two weeks. This is the fifth time she has gone to her mis sion field. Miss Haas was very for tunate in obtaining a new Ford V-8 pickup truck which she frove to New York carrying all her ’baggage, in cluding a new motor footer. The truck is to be crated for the ocean voyage. She was accompanied as far as New York by Miss Fern Bixel. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Wei ger and family and Wilbert Wenger and sev eral of the children Were Sunday dinner guests in the home of Mrs. Mary Miller and daughter Selma. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Schumacher and daughters were afternoon call ers. Mr. and Mrs. William Donaldson are to celebrate their golden wedding next Sunday. Open house will be observed from two to five in the afternoon and seven to nine in the evening. Mrs. Irvin Hilty visited from Thursday until Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred ^rucrr in Cleveland and Mrs. Warren Briden baugh and son Dale and daughter Judith ^ay visited tfti OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY JAY, APRIL 11, 1946 I and sister Mary Ann at Rocky River and also in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bridenbaugh and fam ily. David Amstutz has rented the farm of his father Joshua Amstutz north of Bluffton on the county line. He recently purchased a new Ford tractor. William Clay, formerly of the Pandora settlement, who started the Wharton Custom Cannery in Whar ton ,Ohio and operated it for the past seven years is moving to Mt. Victory, Ohio, where he and his son who returned from overseas service with the Armed Forces last Novem ber, are erecting a cement block building 72 feet by 60 feet for their new and modern custom cannery. They expect to have the cannery in operation this summer. Mr. and Mrs. Phares Bixel and family and Hilda Bixel attended the wedding of Mrs. Bijcel’s sister Mar jorie Basting and Vernon Mitchell of Waynesburg, Pa., last Friday evening at the Cleveland Hebrew Mission church at Cleveland. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell plan to continue their work with the mission. Mr. Mitchell is a student at Baptist Bible Institute. Mrs. Fred Basting and daughter Fern, Helen Basting, Mrs. Russell McBrayer, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Basting and family all from Illinois also drove to Cleveland for the occasion. They are visiting in the Bixel home enroute. The Roy Basting family spent Sunday with relatives at West Lib erty, Ohio, and Mrs. Fred Basting will visit for a week with er daugh ter Mrs. Bixel and family. The Phares Bixel family and their Illinois visitors were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Milo Lora and family Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Eli Augsburger were visitors of their daughter Mrs. Si mon Steffen and family of Dalton. The monthly meeting of the Girls Missionary Band of the Ebenezer church was held in the home of Merlin Zimmerly Frequent frosts at this time are again threatening the season’s fruit crop. Funeral Services For Infant Tuesday Private services were held at the Stanley Basinger funeral home Tuesday afternoon for a son still born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burk holder at Bluffton hospital, Tuesday morning. Rev. J. N. Smucker offi ciated and interment was in Maple Grove cemetery. Big Variety in Apple More than 7,000 varieties of ap ples have been recorded in th« United States alone. ON NEWS Mrs. Evelyn Niswander Reeder, Teacher on Islands, Writes to Parents Here Wall of Water Engulfs Houses As Inhabitants Flee Inland Death Toll 205 Wholesale destruction wreaked in Hawaii by last week’s tidal wave caused by a sub-sea earthquake in the Pacific ocean near Alaska, was described in an airmail letter re ceived by Mr. and Mrs. Noah Nis wander of South Lawn avenue from their daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Reeder who witnessed nature’s seaborne out burst on the island of Maui, of the Hawaiian group. According to Red Cross reports the loss of life in the catastrophe has grown to 205. Giving a graphic account of how she witnessed the tidal wave beat upon her home island Monday morn ing of last week as she was enroute to the school where she teaches, Mrs. Reeder writes the following: “You probably have heard of the disastrous tidal wave we had here today. It certainly caused a lot of destruction where the beach was low. “Before school in the morning I was listening to the 7:15 newscast and in the middle of one item the commentator interrupted to say that a tidal wave had struck the Waikiki area. After that it was time for me to leave and I went out to wait for the other teachers with whom I ride. Receives Warning “While I stood there a truck pass ed, and as the road was very muddy, slippery and very steep the wheels started turning just before they reached the top of the hill. Some of the workmen jumped off and started pushing. One man noticed me stand ing there. He shouted to ask me if I was going to Paia where I teach. I shook my head, and he said, “Tidal wave down there.” “Soon my driver came and I asked the others In the car if they had heard anything. They had not, so we went on. We usually take a short cut thru the cane fields, but because they were muddy and im passable we went around by the ocean road which is paved. “As we neared Paia w’e noticed an unusually heavy stream of traffic. All the buses were coming up, in stead of going down as they usually do. When we came to Paia, people were out of their houses in excited groups, clothed in whatever they could grab quickly. The streets were lined with cars, and the people all wore worried expressions. Some were weeping, others carried bundles. “As W’e went down to lower Paia, people came in slacks with pant legs rolled up to their knees. Policemen were directing traffic and one road was completely blocked off. We couldn’t stop but were waved on be cause traffic was so heavy, so we went on along the road toward school. See Destruction Former Bluffton Woman Writes Of Havoc Wrought In Hawaii By Huge Tidal Wave “Wherever there were low spots we could see the destruction. We looked down and saw where a house had been washed right into the mid dle of a street. Finally we were able to stop on the top of a hill where a Hawaiian church stood. People were on top of a stone wall looking down, and we joined them. “One of the men there was an old Japanese w’ho pointed and said, “That is my house.” All you could see were pieces of lumber being churned in the waves. While we watched, the water receded, then came back in a huge wall. It hit those pieces of lumber and carried them out to sea. “The Buddhist temple was under water, and the Japanese cemetery was completely flooded. The houses had whole walls carried away. “We went on and found places where the water had swept across the road. None of the roads had been washed from the shore. The below and see where huge holes had been wreched from the shore. The ocean was very wild, muddy and churning as far out as you could see. “We found many absent when we arrived at school. Some teachers had not been able to get thru either. Whenever anyone received a news bulletin thy passed it around thru the school. At 11 a. m. Tom (Mrs. Reeder’s husband) called to say all the houses along the beach had been destroyed. Houses Washed Away “Houses, furniture, and automo biles were washed away, or washed inland. Many people moved their cars to safety just before the tidal wave hit. Others fled from homes just in time to escape. Corrals were chopped down hurriedly to permit “Little Minister" To Be Staged At College The Little Minister, a three act play adopted for stage by Roland Fernand from a story by James Barrie, will be given by the junior class of Bluffton College Friday night in Ramseyer Chapel at 8 o’clock. Action of the play occurs in Thrums, a small village in Scotland. It is the spring of 1860 and Gavin Dishart has just arrived in Thrums to be their minister. The people are superstitious but deeply attached to the church. The chief industry in town is a mill owned by Lord Rintoul. Weavers working in the mill are restless because they need higher wages in order to afford the necessi ties of life. The minister takes an active part in the solution of the community’s problems. Many of the eligible young ladies become inter ested in the little minister which brings a love problem into the plot. Armorsville Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Hilty were Mrs. Mary Friedly of Dunkirk Mr. and Mrs. Kent Welson of Bucyrus Mr. and Mrs. Owen Spencer of Bowling Green Mrs. Ima Jean Ewing, Mn and Mrs. Harold Young and family. Mr. Arthur Hartman of Detroit spent the week end with his parents Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Hartman and son Jay. W.M.S. & L.A.S. of the Liberty Chapel Church will meet this Thurs day afternoon with Mrs. Edith Mont gomery. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Grismore and daughters Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fen stemaker of Arcadia called Sunday forenoon at the O. P. Hartman home. Mrs. Roily Moser -and son spent Monday a the Levi Hauenstein home. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hall and fam ily of Carey spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore and family. Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCafferty, Miss Margaret Guider called on Mr. and Mrs. Ray Guider Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Eva Moser, Mrs. Grace Kling ler called on Mrs. Howard Hover and children Friday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hartman and family were Sunday dinner guests at the O. P. Hartman home. After noon callers were Mr. Ervin Hartman and Mrt Gerald Scoles. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hauenstein and daughter were Sunday dinner guests at the Levi Hauenstein home. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Wilkins and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler called on Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Kling ler and son Keith, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Montgomery and daughter. Mrs. Mary Hartman and son Cloyce o Hoytville and granddaughter Flossie Burgman were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. V). P. Hart man. Atomic Bomb Subject Of Local Man's Talk Prof. H. W. Berky of the science department of Bluffton college ad dressed a dinner meeting of the Ot tawa Kiwanis club Monday night on the subject of the atomic bomb. GOOD FRIDAY PAGEANT A pageant “The Challenge of the Cross” will be presented by a group of young people at the Methodist church on Good Friday night. horses to race inland, and escape the water. “Tom said he was near the beach when he heard trees cracking and breaking. He looked up and saw a wall of water coming. He thought of the car. and drove it to higher ground then later took some drench ed refugees to the home of friends. “The refugees said they were awakened when the wave hit their house. They jumped out of bed and ran for their car in the garage. After they were in the car, the water just picked it up, twirled it about, and the man had to chop his way out thru the top. While he was chopping his house was engulfed by the water and swept away. Biblical Experiment Pictures Here Sunday Pictures of the famous Biblical wheat growing experiment conducted by Henry Ford and Perry Haydn, and an account of the great spiritual revivals sweeping Germany and the Philippines will be features of an afternoon program in the Bluffton High school auditirium at 3 p. m. next Sunday. Dr. Don R. Falkenberg, inter national president of the Bible Medi tation league, will be the speaker. NUMBER 51 RICHLAND TWP. TO HAVE BLUFFTON FIRE DEPARTMENT Township Trustees Sign Two Year Contract for Fire Pro tection from Town Local Fire Department to Ans wer All Calls for Annual Fee of $250 Fire protection in Richland town ship will be taken over by Bluffton Fire Department for the next two years, according to the terms of a contract signed by the Richland board of trustees at their meeting, last Sat urday night. With a similar contract having been accepted earlier by Orange trus tees, Bluffton now has the responsi bility of providing fire protection for the two townships on a stipulated basis, in line with a proposal that first came up for consideration more than a year ago. Under the contract the Bluffton department will answer all fire calls in Richland township at an overall annual fee of $250. The arrange ment will continue for the next two years. Signing of the contract by town ship trustees represents the culmina tion of negotiations started more than a year ago when Bluffton order ed its new fire truck. With trustees of Richland and Orange township showing interest in arranging for regular fire protection, provided by Bluffton equipment, the new pumper purchased by the town had special facilities incorporated for fighting rural fires. Orange township trustees early in March signed a similar contract to that accepted last Saturday by th® Richland township officials. Former Bluffton Man Badly Hurt In Fall E. M. (Mike) Balmer, 6&, former Bluffton resident now living in Fos toria is in a critical condition in Fostoria City hospital as the result of injuries received in a fall last Wednesday. Balmer, a carpenter by trade, was working on a scaffold at a Fostoria industrial plant when a plank broke and he fell a distance of 20 feet to the ground. His injuries included a fractured hip and pelvis and two leg fractures. He resided in Bluffton some 25 years ago and is a brother of Henry Balmer of South Lawn avenue. Mrs. Mel Long and Mrs. John Marquart, both of Orange township are sisters. A fellow workman, Ernest Smith, 21, who was on the scaffold at the time of the accident and fell with. Balmer, escaped with minor injuries and left the hospital last Saturday. Births The following births at Bluffton hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Ross Borkosky, Ar lington, twin boys, Frederick Lee and Franklin Lee, Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Winston Jennings, Bluffton, a boy, Tommy Lynn, Fri day. S. Sgt. and Mrs. Richard Lehman, Pandora, a girl, Jennifer Jean, Sat urday. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Bosse, Ada, a girl, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Freck, Raw son, a boy, Frederick William, Sat urday. Mr. and Mrs. Serge Warren, Raw son, a girl, Carol Kay, Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schultz, South Bend., Ind., a boy, Donald Carl, born in that city, Tuesday. Dean and Mrs. J. S. Schultz of South Lawn avenue are the grand parents. With The Service Men James Stratton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stratton of near Bluffton has received his discharge from the Navy after 35 months of service. Richard Klay, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Klay of Mound street re ceived his discharge Friday from the Navy at Great Lakes, Ill. John Ew’ing of Pandora has re ceived his discharge from the Navy at Great Lakes, Friday. Flight Officer Melvin (Rud) Lora, who was in service in India has re ceived his discharge from the Army. He and his family will make their home with Dr. and Mrs. B. R. Herring of West Elm street and Lora will resume his former posi tion with the Ohio Oil company Lw Findlay.