Bluffton residents happy over the
profits they have made in selling
their homes or automobiles may be
in for sad financial news from
Uncle Sam unless they reported the
sales for income tax purposes, ac
cording to an announcement from
the internal revenue collector’s office.
Any property sold or exchanged is
subject to federal income tax pro
visions, it was explained.
Even if the property has been in
herited, then sold, the sale must be
reported for income tax levies. This
is called a capital gains tax.
Anyone who failed purposely to
report the sale of property is liable
to a 50 per cent penalty. Other
wise a six per cent interest penalty
will be levied from the time the
sale or exchange is made.
The chapel program Thursday,
April 18, consisted of a pantomine of
Jesus’s death on the cross centering
around the actions of Peter. This
program was given by the freshmen
class with Otto Klassen acting the
part of Peter.
Thursday noon a fast was held. The
students gave the money which was
reglarly used for the noon meal for
relief. A sendee was given in Ram
seyer Chapel at noon.
Profits Made On Sale Of Houses And
Autos Must Be Reported For Taxing
If the sale or exchange is made
Bluffton College Notes
This month there will be a soap
drive for relief. Each student has
been asked to contribute a cake of
soap. Students will participate in
the making of soap from used fat
which has been given for this purpose
by women of the community.
In the relief project for April 147
What de ycu kncuu
about the Swiss Navy?
24 Hour Service We Never Close'
Quick Lunches Car Servicing Day or Night
3 miles south of Bluffton on Route 25*
We keep ’em rolling—
He fed sawdust
.. to his horse
within six months after acquiring
the property or car the seller must
file the entire profit for tax pur
poses. Inasmuch as some profits
have been large, the seller may find
his income jumping into the high
Deductions are made for the
amount paid for the property, plus
any improvements. Income tax levies
then will be made on 50 per cent of
Failure to report will not mean
the tax can be beat, it was pointed
out. Income tax officials have a
record of the sale of every automo
bile or piece of property. An aud
iting staff puts the record of the
sale with each personal tax file.
Those who did not file their profits
in property transactions will be sur
prised one of these days, income tax
officials pointed out.
pounds of clothing were sorted, mend®
ed, and packed in the M.C.C. room
March 29 by students and faculty.
You dont have to know anything about the Swiss
Navy—or any other navy—to steer a straight course
to Swiss Inn where food is tasty, well prepared and
Everything in good food from a quick lunch to
one of those extr§-sqper Sunday chicken dinners.
Open Night and Day
Justus G. Holsinger, now director
of the Community Building project
in La Plata, Puerto Rico, will teach
political science and history here
next year. A graduate of Eastern
Mennonite School, Harrisburg, Vir
ginia, Mr. Holsinger has had exten
sive experience in C.P.S. work, hav
ing served as educational director in
the Marietta Camp.
There will be at least two new
Bluffton faculty members next year.
W. Broake Morgan, Jr., at present
working in the Y.M.C.A. at Orlando,
Florida, has been secured to teach
mathematics and physics. This past
year Dr. H. H. Hartzler, professor
which means top pricj for you
No delay when you are on our nandy pickup
route for marketing your
Cream, Eggs and Poultry
We rush your produce to market £nd get the top
price while it’s fresh. And remember—with warm
weather coming, quick handling of your produce
means extra money in your pocket.
Phone us today our truck will stop tomorrow.
The K & Produce Co.
Robert Murray Charles Kinsinger
Next to Town Hall Bluffton phone 492-W
The fellow who tried to fool his hor/e by feeding
it sawdust said the scheme worked all right—but the
Don’t accept inferior oils and greases in servicing
your car—insist upon Marathon—be/t in the long run.
Our garage uses Marathon Oils and Greases ex
For that extra pep and performance use Mara
thon gasoline—your motor will like it.
Marathon Sales and Service
Authorized Hudson Agency
N. Main & Elm Sts. Phone 207-W
at Goshen College, has been teaching
these courses through a plan of ex
change between Goshen and Bluffton
with Miss Naomi Breneman who
rendered her services in Goshen for
a year teaching Literature.
Mr. Morgan received his education
at Haverford College, University of
Wisconsin, and the University of
The class in appreciation of mo
dern art taught by Prof. J. P. Klas
sen visited the Toledo Art Museum,
A tureen dinner was held Easter
Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Peter P. Badertscher in honor
of their 38th wedding anniversary.
Many lovely gifts were received.
Mr. and Mrs. K. Campbell, Mrs.
Emma Roof, Miss Ida Fett, Miss
Rachel Chrysler, Mr. and Mrs. Wil
lis Badertscher and family, all of
Lima Mrs. Floyd Rettig and child
ren of Jenera Harvey Badertscher
and son Kenneth of Lafayette Mr.
and Mrs. Otis Fett and daughters,
Ray Scoles, Peter Bucher, Mr. and
Mrs. P. W. Andrews and family and
Miss Betty Badertscher.
The 29th wedding anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hathaway of
Ada was remembered at a supper
given at the home of their daughter
last Sunday evening.
A three tiered wedding cake cen
tered the table set for Mr. and
Mrs. Russell Hathaway and son
Larry Gene, Miss Myrl Hathaway
and the honored guests, all of Ada,
and the host and hostess, Mr. and
Mrs. Wilmer Badertscher and child
ren of Bluffton.
Students rated or better for the
last six weeks period. The following
were placed on the honor roll:
First Grade: Kenny Badertscher,
Barbara Baxter, Carolyn S. Chides
ter, Rosemary’ Clum, Judy Contris,
Mary E. Hardy, Karen LaRue, Dean
Hall, Lou Gene Heiser, Sammy Mc
Clure, Carolyn Fleming, Jacqueline
Long, Betty Peterson, Ronnie Leo
Shaw, Meredith Yoakam, Mary M.
Younkman, Jane Zimmerman, and
Second Grade: Janet Baker, Car
olyn Klingler, Gene Long, Larry
Gene Long, Janice Moyer, Cary Plate,
Doris Ransbottom, Jimmy Rodgers,
Arlene Schick, Carl Skelly, Melvin
Worrell, Charles Lee Younkman, and
Third Grade: Meredith Boyd, Ben
son Carey, Janis Clum, Margaret
Faze, Kenneth Kline, Jimmie Long,
Joyce McElwain, Jimmie Schafer,
Evelyn Shulaw, Marilyn Steiner, and
Fourth Grade: Laura Albert, Judy
Diepenbmck, Virginia Guthrie, Philip
Hall, Marilyn Hawk, Larry Hefner,
Eleanor Laibe, Pauline McClure,
Lauren Oberdier, Shirley Shutt, Jerry
Skinner, Patsy Snyder, Paul Steiner,
Dolores Stoodt, Shirley Vermillion,
Doris Yoder, and Alan Zimmerman.
Fifth Grade: Dorothy Anspach,
Roger Bixel, Roseann Diepenbrock,
Martha Jo Emerich, Tommy Hefner,
Nancy Long, Peggy Long, Jean Mc
Elwain, Harold Shaw, David Stuber,
George Smith, and Marjorie Yoakam.
Seventh Grade: Janice Carey,
Marcia Connor, Betsy Kohli, Ronald
Schafer, and Norman Shutt.
Eighth Grade: Elvin Baker, Nor
man Guthrie, and Joe Skinner.
Ninth Grade: Bud Reichelderfer,
Shirley Edwards, JoAnne Hefner,
Laura Koogler, Katheryn McClure,
Jeanne Sumney, and Marjorie Wor
Tenth Grade: Joan Boyd, Bud
Early, Virginia Kline, and Jack
Eleventh Grade: Esther Guthrie,
Joan Landes, Phillis Lutz, Wanetia
Ransbottom, Betty Lou North, Ken
neth Schick, and Nolan Younkman.
Twelfth Grade: Colleen Connor,
Dorothy Kempher, Ed Snyder, Car
olyn Vore, Jack Wildermuth, and
A dance will be held by the Boost
er’s Club of La Fayette May 4.
The tenth issue of the “Wolf,” the
school newspaper, was published
Many pupils are looking forward
to the Honor Society Banquet which
will be held May 3 this year.
Commencement will be held Mav
The Hospitality Committee consist
ing of Mrs. Bess Clum, Helen Flem
ing, and Bernice Vandermark served
refreshments at the last Parent
Teachers meeting for this school
year. At this meeting the nomina
ting committee composed of Mrs.
Harold Bixel, Mrs. Clarence Anspach,
and Mrs. Steve Carey, presented
names for next year’s officers.
The new P.-T. A. officers are: Rev.
W. B. Arthur, president Mrs. Bess
Clum, vice-president Bernice Van
demark, secretary and Mrs. Pauline
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Fourteen Bluffton High pupils
will make up the school’s scholarship
team to compete in the district state
scholarship tests Saturday, May 4,
at Ohio Northern university, it was
announced this week.
Pupils from Allen, Auglaize,
Hardin and Wyandot county schools
will compete at the tests in Ada.
On the Bluffton scholarship team
are: Harriet Burkhart, biology
Mary G. Bauman, chemistry Rob
ert Niswander, General Science
By Joan Clark
Miss Ortha Tschuty of Dayton,
was a guest at her home here from
Thursday until Sunday.
Miss Mary E. Amstutz of Ash
land, is spending her Easter vaca
tion at her home here.
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Snavely and
children and Charles Anderson of
Holgate, spent Easter vacation with
the Hiram Krohn family.
David Thrapp of Ft. Wayne, Ind.,
spent the weekend with his grand
parents Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Thrapp.
Miss Audrey Thrapp of Dearborn,
Mich., is spending the week with
her grandparents and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Steiner spent
Monday evening in the Richard
John Lehman of New London,
spent Sunday with relatives and
Richard Frantz who recently re
turned from overseas duty to the
states spent Easter with his family
A large and appreciative audience
attended the Easter cantata at the
St. John church Sunday evening.
Misa Ml&ite Neuenschwander,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Neu
enschwander of this place and Carl
Steiner were married in Lima on
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davidson and
children of Lima Spent Easter with
his parents her^
The cantata given by the Grace
Church on Friday evening was well
Mr. and Mrs. William Dean Stein
er of Bowling Green, spent the
week end with Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam H. Steiner and in the N. G.
Misses Anna Ruth and Lois Stein
er of Columbus, spent the Easter
week end with their parents Mr.
and Mrs. L. G. Steiner and family.
Word has been received here that
Steve Morvay who has been over
seas, has arrived in the states
Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas and
son of Toledo are spending several
days with the Elmer Burry family.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Lehman and
daughter and Mrs. Elizabeth Risser
of New London, Mr. and Mrs. David
Risser and daughters of Bluffton
were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Aaron Hilty and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Durk of Lima
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Koontz and
son Robert and Kaye Nonnamaker,
were Easter dinner guests at the
J. R. Fisher home.
Mrs. IAicinda Koontz, Clifford
Koontz, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Koontz
and sons, spent Sunday with the Sam
Browneller family in Jenera.
Easter dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Myron Stratton were Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Clymer and Mr. and Mrs.
Wright Klingler and family. Other
callers were Mrs. Claude Christman
and Mrs. Fred Iller and daughters
of Mt. Cory, and Mrs. Albert Goss
man and Bessie Arnold of Bluffton.
Walter Williamson and Miss Toni
Leave motors at C. F. Nis
wander Implement store or
Carl Mumma Electric Shop in
Bluffton or at my home in Lima.
623 S. Scott St., Lima
Fourteen Bluffton High Pupils In
District Scholarship Tests May 4
The final District State Scholar
ship tests will be taken Saturday,
May 4, at the Ohio Northern Uni
versity at Ada.
Members of the Bluffton High
School Scholarship Team are as fol
lows: Biology, Harriet Burkhart
chemistry, Mary K. Bauman, general
science, Robert Niswander physics,
Robert Ramseyer Algebra I, Bea
trice Leiber advanced algebra,
Elmer Stonehill plane geometry,
Theodore Bauman World history,
American history, Malcolm Basing
er senior social studies, David
Stearns English IX, Coletta Bader
tscher English X, Esther Lugibihl
Robert Ramseyer, physics Beatrice
Leiber, Algebra II Elmer Stonehill,
advanced algebra Theodore Bau
man, plane geometry.
Malcolm Basinger, American and
World History David Stearns, sen
ior social studies Coletta Bader
tscher, English IX Esther Lugi
bihl, English Mary K. Bauman,
English XI Mary Louise Dean,
English XII Harriet Burkhart, Lat
in II Susanna Kempf, Latin I
Paul Steiner, bookkeeping.
English XI, Mary K. Bauman Eng
lish XII, Mary Louise Dean Latin
II, Harriet Burkhart Latin I, Su
sanna Kempf Bookkeeping, Paul
The sophomores chose and voted
for their Junior class rings last
Pre-Easter chapel services were
held each morning from Monday to
Thursday, April 15-18 at 8:30. The
speakers for these programs were
as follows: Monday, Rev. Weed
Tuesday, Rev. Oppermann Wednes
day, Rev. Smucker Thursday, Rev.
De Cample of Detroit, Mich. spent
the week end with Mr. and Mrs. D. D.
Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Mar
shall were additional dinner guests on
Callers on Mr. and Mrs. Ami Non
namaker were the C. V. Klingler
family, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Nonna
maker and son Ralph, Chas. Nonna
maker, Mrs. Albert Gossman, and
Bessie Arnold of Bluffton and Mrs.
Union prayer services at Olive
Branch this Thursday evening.
Honoring the winning patrol of
Troop 82, the following enjoyed Ice
cream and cake at the Arthur Non
namaker home last Thursday even
ing. Scouts present: Groman, Neu
enschwander, Dunifon, and Frick
Scoutmaster Wade Shook, Mayor
Howe, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Potts
and daughter Rene all of Bluffton,
and Marilyn Neff.
Sunday evening callers at the
Emmaline Nonnamaker home were
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stauffer and
Mr. and Mrs. Lendon Basinger dau
ghter Jeanette and son Gareth.
Wins Poetry Contest
Mfiry Kathryn Bauman, daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. I. W. Bauman, of
Kibler street, submitted the winning
entry in the senior division of the
Allen county poetry contest.
As one of the three winners in
the county, Miss Bauman will see
her poem, “The Garden,” included
in the 1946 Anthology of Ohio
Verse, it was announced Saturday
by Orval Burdette Lippincott, chair
man of the county poetry committee.
The other two county winners
were grade school students in Lima
A total of 115 of the 750 poems
submitted by Allen county students
will be reproduced in brochure form,
according to Lippincott, and dis
tributed to libraries in the county.
Collection of garbage will be made
during the spring and s mer sea
son on Monday and Thursday of
each week beginning Apfil 29.
ill 111 Kinds
Clean up and repair that old
motor—it may be some time be
fore you can buy a new one.
Get that extra outlet in
stalled while you are cleaning
Fluorescent lighting from a
kitchen light to a store or fac
tory. Prices range from $7.95
Fluorescent trouble lights for
garage and service stations.
Don’t put it off too long—
call us now. Remember, no job
too large or too small.
R. A. DUNIFON
Of DALD DERRY
A post-war hog project to help
100 Wayne county veterans, con
ceived and financed by S. C. (Cy)
Sprunger, who attended Bluffton col
lege ina1911, is attracting as much
personal publicity for the well known
auctioneer as his celebrated Com
munity Auction at Kidron.
Sprunger’s unique program bene
fiting returning servicemen received
a first-page writeup in The Cleve
land Plain Dealer, last week.
His plan, put into operation last
year, provided for obtaining a regis
tered brood sow for 100 Wayne
county men in uniform, and putting
it on the home farm of each man.
With nature doing her part, each
veteran would find himself with a
growing brood of pigs on his re
Sprunger interested Hampshire
breeders in cooperating, and they
provided selected gilts at a cost to
him of $50 a head. One hundred gilts
were obtained, plus five registered
Entire cost of the project was
$6,300 to the auctioneer. No
strings were attached to the pro
gram, the hogs were turned over to
parents or others operating farms
for the veterans.
When the program was put into
operation neither the European or
Japanese phases of the war had
ended, and it was not known when
the boys would return. Consequent
ly, it was agreed Sprunger was to
get one gilt from each litter this
spring to distribute to other service
This means another 100 gilts will
be given away this year, and under
the same terms, 200 will be available
for servicemen the following year.
Beginning in 1948, the gilts he re
ceives from the broods will go to
4-H and FFA boys and girls.
Servicemen appreciation of the
project is indicated in a quoted
statement by Russ Beals, who spent
Cy Sprunger Gets Nation-Wide Fame
With Hog Program For War Vets
The Page PairyJCcmpany
Phone 489-W Bluffton
When you want to
... take things easy
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1946
two years in the Coast Guard:
“It’s great to come home to a go
ing business. My sow had eight
pigs, and they all are doing well. I
give one to Cy, but still will have
seven left for the fall market. I’ll
net about $300 on theproject, and
still have my sow.”
Sprunger’s celebrated Kidron Com
munity Auction is one of the most
successful projects of its kind in the
nation, and is widely known. He
started as an auctioneer in Wayne
county shortly after attending the
Bluffton college academy back in
1922, and recently organized the
Ohio Auctioneer’s association, cover
ing the entire state.
The greatest failure is the one who
never tries—not the one who tries
—Albert Edward Wiggam, D. Sc.
A Flavor So Tempting
Its fine, wholesome flavor is the first thing you
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4-Wheel Manure Spreader with
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8 ft. Single Cultipackers
Coby High Speed Farm W^gens
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2-section Spring Jjrtftn Harrow
2 Good Usedjkffmer Tire Wagons
Used Ifi^^rain drill
E. F. Schmidt, Prop.
105 E. Elm St., Bluffton
Bluffton phone 260-W
Open Saturday Evenings
MILK. It has real taste appeal. YoM see there actu
ally IS cream in every drop. Your family will really
enjoy this milk with the smooth, creamy flavor.
Telephone us for delivery at your door.
lection of easy ctfairs was never better.
Barrel-back and Lot
ng like an easy chair—and our sc-
and. ttie famous
last word in easy chair luxury.
An unusually complete showing of occasional
tables in walnut and mahogany.
New spring showing of table lamps, attractively
designed with china and metal bases.
Basinger’s Furniture Store
“Forty-three Years of Dependable Service”
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