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Lilac time and tulip time,
too—we’re on the threshold of one
of the most delightful moments of
spring and spring’s the season
when a young man’s fancy turns to
whistle at the sweet young things
like one we saw at the bank corner
Tuesday peering into her compact
mirror and repairing her makeup
simply marvelous what a little
lipstick can do—so keep it up dearie,
for an ounce of complexion will get
you farther than a ton of argument
and altho the pen may be
mightier than the sword it’s the
powder puff that tops them both
and sways the fate of nations
and speaking of the female of the
species, she was out in all her best
last Sunday for the Easter parade—
even if it was without nylons
and just to refresh your memory it
didn’t rain on Easter Sunday—won
der if that means no rain for the
next seven Sundays—anyway we
hope that doesn’t apply to week
days also with the present spring
drought being what it is and
summer putting on a full dress re-
Who Cares
About My Looks
It’s What I Do
That Counts
End of the
Did N
Demand for
You may be assured th
whole milk when you se
Cream, too
We don’t have to ment
scarce for those
profitable to separate
the Sour Cream
the highest price, an
at the farm.
The Pag
Phone 489-W
wiw ttAurr
hear sal the first of the week with
temperatures running well up into
the eighties after a frost Satur
day morning and an Easter egg
hunt for the kiddies on Harmon field
in the afternoon after having been
dropped during the war and
hope springs eternal—at least in the
hearts of those who bought building
lots—even if it’s only a garage—
and in these modern days one might
say that a man’s garage is his castle
and like the cat with nine lives,
we find on our doorstep Bluffton’s
recurring problem of mosquito con
trol pressing for solution our
ambitious summer recreation pro
gram at Buckeye lake and Harmon
field will fall far short unless there
is some way to curb mosquitoes
looks as if this should be put on the
top priority spot on the council’s
agenda—Bluffton wants an effective
and workable mosquito control pro
gram and at the next council meet
ing in May, it’s high time there is
some action.
You may have noticed those de
signs worked in van-colored bricks
in the front wall of George Carmack’s
new theatre building going up next
to the A & store. George has
been getting a lot of compliments on
his foresight in selecting these bricks
for variety. Fact is, George made
Republican Candidate
Primary, May 7, 1946
I Floyd B. Griffin, Spencerville, Ohio
OT End
vder Milk
Spray Po
lant of
Bluffton I
The Page
highest price for your
to The Page Dairy Co.
n that butter is mighty
ucers who find it more
heir whole milk and sell
e Page Dairy Co. will pay
pick the cream up right
Dairy Co.
Bluffton, Ohio
"Not a Water Coating"
NOW! your dream home can come
♦rue at once. You can brighten walls
end ceilings with enchanting colors of
refreshing loveliness with FLATLUX.
ft costs so little and one coat covers
over wallpaper or any other wall
surface so easily that anyone can
apply it.
FLATLUX dries quickly
We Pay $3 for Horses $2 for Cows
Phone MAIN 475 Collect
You can use the rooms the
same day there is no
objectionable odor.
a virtue of a necessity. Seeing that
he was running short of bricks and
unable to get a new supply to match
what he had previously obtained, he
bought whatever colors were avail
able and a resourceful bricklayer did
the rest, working them up in designs
—all except one long purple brick
which didn’t fit into any color scheme
so it went into the wall way up
near the top.
Henry Gratz living south of town
on the Dixie is another member of
the News 50 year subscriber’s club—
but there’s more to the story than
that. His father, David Gratz was
one of the original subscribers when
the News was founded by the late
N. W. "Dick” Cunningham 71 years
ago and it has been in the family
ever since.
R. L. Ingalls, Sr., prominent Birm
ingham, Alabama, industrialist, pro
ducer of the first Diesel-electric loco
motive ever built in the south is a
native of the village of Huntsville,
Logan county hamlet and a former
student at Ohio Northern in Ada.
The locomotive was built at his ship
yard at Pascagoula, Miss. Other
Ingalls companies include the Ingalls
Iron Works Co., with headquarters
and two fabricating plants in Birm
ingham and another plant for fabri
cating steel in Pittsburgh.
And Reed Winegardner of Wash
ington, C. H., running for the Demo
cratic nomination for attorney gen
eral of Ohio at the primary election
on May 7 is a native of Harrod in
Allen county.
A. C. Schultz, former pastor of
the Ebenezer Mennonite church, now
teaching in Northern Baptist Sem
inary, Chicago, will conduct a two
months’ summer cruise to the Holy
Land as soon as travel conditions
permit. The former Bluffton min
ister has traveled extensively in that
region before the war while en
gaged in archaeological research.
Last Thursday was the birthday
anniversary of Lt. Dwight Diller
now stationed at Frankfort on Main,
Germany, and to make the day out
standing he talked by telephone with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Diller on Spring street. The trans
Atlantic connection was good and
his voice came thru remarkably
clear. Dwight, former high school
athletic coach here has been overseas
for nearly two years. He is orien
tation officer, connected with the in
formation and education department
of the American occupation forces in
Frankfort where he is with the head
quarters staff in a former office
building of the German dye trust.
Kermit Kibele and Don Corson,
former Bluffton boys are also in that
vicinity. Diller in collaboration
with another American officer re
cently published for the Army an
80 page guide book illustrated in
colors of points of interest in Frank
fort. The telephone conversation
last Thursday was his third trans
Atlantic call, having talked with his
wife, the former Hannah Swank, on
two previous occasions.
Congratulations to Richland grange
which celebrated its 26th birthday
anniversary Wednesday. It was or
ganized April 24, 1919, by Lawrence
Huber who served as its first mast
er. Huber an expert on corn borer
control is now engaged in agricul
tural research at State College, Pa.
The grange has an active member
ship of more than 60. Charter mem
bers include Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Huber, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz,
Mr. and Mrs. Orton Stratton, Mrs.
Will Hilty, Mrs. I. M. Jennings, Mrs.
Amos Moser and Mrs Walter
Eli Deppler who retires next Wed
nesday after 37 years as manager
of the telephone company here is
getting a lot of congratulations these
days for his long term of service,
which during wartime he was obliged
to perform singlehanded. One grate
ful patron even broke into verse—
and sent the following to Mainly
“All these years you served the
Some were patient, some were not
When he phoned you for repairment
You were always on the dot.
As you go forth to take it easy
You must always be alert
Watch your step on every corner
So that you will not be hurt.
Now we hope that your successor
Will be just as fine as you
Thanks so much for all your service
Reward will come when life is
Surface Cover
The term mulch refers to any
material spread over the surface of
the soil around growing trees or
1-3 h-% P. .4.’
Office, 118 A?herry St.
Phone 120-Y Bluffton, Ohio
D. C.
XEL, O. D.
122 Soatl
Office Hours: 9:00 A. M.—6:90 P. M.
Evratngs: Mon., Wed.. Fri., Sat. 7:00
to E:QQ P. M. Cloeed Thursday Afternoon.
fn St., Bluffton
Mr. and Mrs. Wm, Weick and
and Mrs. Donald Van Meter
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Cook, Mrs. Byron Anderson
and Karen Sue Anderson.
The members of the Vesperian S.
S. class were entertained on Wednes
day evening at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Russell Wolfe. Present
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hall,
Ernest Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Mrs. G. T. Arnold, Mr. and
Roscoe Trout, Mr and Mrs.
Leatherman, Mrs. A. G. Lutterbein,
Mrs. Everett Rowland, Mrs. Lillie
Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Am
stutz, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Huber,
Mrs Arthur Pugh and Rev. Marion
Tinsler of Ada.
Miss Marian Pugh of Heidelberg
College, Tiffin, spent the Easter
holidays with her parents Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Pugh.
Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Lil
lie Anderson were Mr. and Mrs.
Homer Bowers and son of Ada, Mr.
and Mrs. Morris Anderson and fam
ily of Pandora, Mr. and Mrs. Donald
and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Anderson and family, Mrs.
and son Dickie of
Mr. and Mrs.
family, Mr. and
man and family of
Mrs. Morris Andes
Mr. and Mrs. Arthu
Sunday evening din
Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
grandson Bernard.
Donald Michael and
Mrs. Daniel Younk
Clyde, Mr. and
on and family,
Phillips were
mer guests of
Younkman and
Eileen Amstutz spent the
week end with Miss Margaret
der at Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Amstutz
Sunday afternoon visitors of
and Mrs. J. C. Yant.
Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Amstutz spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Wesley
Baughman at Churubusco, Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Long of
Allentown, Mr. and Mrs. Otho Long
and daughter Janet of Lima were
Sunday afternoon guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Harold E. Downey.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hall and
family of West Unity spent Sunday
in this vicinity with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Kramer at
tended the wedding of Miss Marcele
Reichenbach and
Saturday evening
Mennonite church
Eugene Kohli on
at the St. John
near Pandora.
Kenneth Gierhart
Mr. and Mrs.
and son Jerry, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald
Dunlop and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Elzie Gierhart were Easter Day
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Truex
and sons Gary and Ned.
Mr. and Mrs. C. 0. Hawk and son
Elmer of Lafayette, Mr. and Mrs.
Wilbur Pummel and family were
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Kramer. They celebrated
the birthday anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton
of C. O.
Mr. and
Sunday visitors of
Orin Sawyer at Van
Board of Public Affairs Of the Village
.. .repofve bids for the
arthe elevated water
unds where the water
The r__"_
of Bluffton, Ohio will
repairing and painting
tank located on the ___ ,_______ _____
works plant is situated in the Village of
Bluffton, Ohio.
Bidder to do all electric gelding, furnish
al) welding material, iaint and labor to com
plete job as per specifications.
EXTERIOR: The Contractor will clean and
scale all exterior surfaces ,’of the tank and
tower from the ground upi by removing all
rust, scale and loose paint. After cleaning
one coat of Dutch Boy Red-lead, or equivalent,
is to be thoroughlj brushes) into the grain of
the metal, and after allowing sufficient dry
ing period to apply one complete coat of good
grade outside Aluminum paint. All iaint to
be applied with hand brittle brushes.
INTERIOR: The Contractor will clean and
scale all interior surfaced of the tank by re
moving all rust, scale, efe., All debris result
ing from the cleaning jrfoeess to be removed
from the bottom of &nk and lowered to
ground. Tank to be vi-shed out with water
after debris is remoted. All deteriorated
rivets are to be replacsil with new hyr driven
rivets, all pits and hples are tp hi- covered
with new plates 'thick Electric Welded,
placing the tank in first class condition.
Interior: After tha cleaning and repairing
work Is completed the entire interior surfaces
of the tank is to be1 covered with NO-OX-ID
‘‘A Special.”
The Contractor wfll furnish proof of Work
man's Occupational Disease. Contractors Pub
lic Liability and Property Damage insurance
before starting werk.
In lieu of the successful bidder furnishing a
performance bond.- no settlement will be made
to the Contractor' until all of the work has
been completed ajd accepted by a representa
tive of the Board’ of Public Affairs.
Each bid to be accompanied by a certified
check on some xdvent bank made payable to
the Board of Public Affairs, Bluffton. Ohio,
in amount of O*ie Hundred Dollars (6100.00).
Checks of unsuccessful bidders will be re
turned after bab are opened check of suc
cessful bidder ♦ill he retained as evidence of
good faith that’ a contract will be entered into
and work faithfully performed, and be re
turned to successful bidder on satisfactory
fulfillment of contract.
Bids are W be in hands of the Clerk of
the Board of ,"Public Affairs of Bluffton, Ohio,
on or before fe P. M. Eastern Standard time.
May 14th, 1^46.
The Boar/ reserves the right to reject any
or all bids /and contract will be awarded
the lowest :wid best bidder.
By orderTof the i’.-iagd erf Public Affairs
the Village’of Ohio.
—^•‘^Cha'les R. Emans, Clerk
Victory Loan bonds wear better
than many classes of investments,
goods, and materials now freely of
fered in exchange for them. Bar
gains seldom can be returned.
Do' You Need
a New Roof?
Let us give you a free
estimate on Asphalt Shin
gles. All colors.
J. A. Leatherman
Phone 152-W
107 S. Main
Bluffton, Ohio.
In the Probate Court County, Ohio,
Case No. 23449.
Harley W. Siynffcr, who rvyides at 5200
East 12th S^L McLaughJ
eou. er, Washington, and
Shrider, whose last known
I 2
igan, and whose present pli
is unknown to plaintiff an
reasonable diligence be asceri
notice that A. D. Grata,
the estate of Mary J. Shtf
the 23rd day of March, Uh
tian in the Probate Court/w
County of Allen and StMe
that the personal estate? of
insufficient to pay her/iebts
administering her estajb thru
in fee simple of the/ollowiq
estate situate in t)
of Ohio, and VilJ
Being the undiv/
in the following
Being Inlots
One (461) and/
Two (462) in A
the Village
Bluffton. All
...___ ____ ___ ___ 95
lobelie Ave., Highland Park./Detroit, Mich
re of residence
can not with
nined, will take
drain istra tor of
jr. deceased, on
146, filed his peti-
County of Alien, State
e of Bluffton, to-wit:
I one-half (Vi) intereat
/escribed real estate:—
fumber Four Hundred Sixty
Mumber Four Hundred Sixty
Imer R. Ewings Addition to
Bluffton, in the Village of
In County. Ohio.
of said petition is for the sale
iis«. for the payment of debts
■arsons first above mentioned will
Ake notice that they have beer made
defendant to said petition and that
required to awvwer the same on or
ie 9th day afMay, 1946.
The praye
of said prJ
and chai
they at
GRATZ, Administrator
of the estate of
Mary J. Sh rider. Deceased.
Harry J. Bennett.
Attorney at Law.
918 National Bank
Lima. Ohio.
Miss Madeline Bixel of
spent the Easter vacation with Mr.
and Mrs. F. C. Marshall and Dr.
and Mrs. M. R. Bixel in Bluffton.
Mrs. Orlo Marshall has been
tient in Bluffton hospital since
nesday of last week.
a pa
Mr. and Mrs. David Core of
Liberty attended services at the
byterian church Sunday morning and
spent the day with Mr. and Mrs.
Edgar Begg and sons.
Pfc. Robert Marshall of Camp At
terbury, Ind., was an over Sunday
guest of his parents Mr. and Mrs.
F. C. Marshall.
Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Smith, son
Kent and daughter Jeanine
land were week end guests
O. Cupp home.
of Cleve
in the J.
has ser-
Franklin Mayberry who
ved in the Navy the past two years,
spent a brief leave with his parents
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Mayberry and
will report to the Philadelphia Navy
yard where he will receive his dis
charge in a few weeks.
Miss Madeline Bixel of Rittman,
Pfc. Robert Marshall of Camp Atter
bury, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. F. C.
Marshall were Sunday dinner guests
of Dr. and Mrs. M. R. Bixel, son Paul
Don and daughter Alice Jean.
Mr. and Mrs. Lysle Cahill and dau
ghter Lynne
Marshall of
Mrs. Allen
Donna Mae
of Cleveland, Mr. Orlo
Rockport and Mr. and
McCluer and daughter
were Sunday dinner
VMat is your GUESS
But there are other wrong ideas, which are definitely harmful to
public confidence in and understanding of industry. One such
idea is the current "guessing” about profits made by large busi
ness organizations. ***•..«*“•
Many people are apt to grossly exaggerate the money made by
business. So Opinion Research Corporation (an independent/
organization) made a survey to learn just what the public thinks/
about profits. Compare these guesses and yours with the Inter/
national Harvester profit figures given below.
Public guess on war profits .. 3O.(K
four war year
profit 4.9r
In this survey, the average of the
guesses by the public of the war
time profits made by industry was
thirty per cent (30%).
But in the four war years of
1942, 1943, 1944, and 1945, the
profits of International Harvester
Company averaged only 4.9%
on sales. Less than one sixth of
what the general public "guessed”
for all industry.
For this period, the year by
year per cent of profits on sales
was: 1942—7.34, 1943—5.59,
1944—3.95, 1945—3.93.
Public guess on peace profits 18.0*
four pre-war year
average profit .. 7.17^
In the four peace years of 1938,
1939, 1940, and 1941, the profits
of International Harvester Com
pany averaged ... 7.17%. This is
well under half of what the public
"guessed" for all industry.
■BjOrlTy TnraK TBIT pTOTii
in normal ttaMS is ....
11 tM-yaar average is less than
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cahill.
Mrs. Lysle Cahill and daughter
Lynne who have spent the past month
with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Orlo
Marshall returned to their home in
Cleveland, Sunday, with Mr. Cahill
who arrived here Friday from Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla., where he had been
on business.
Eighteen members responded to
roll call at the April meeting of the
Profit and Pleasure club held in the
home of Mrs. Coy Kohji in Columbus
Grove last Wednesday afternoon.
The program consisted of a paper on
“Pageant on Canadian History” by
Mrs. Byron McDowell and review of
“Earth and High Heaven” by Mrs.
Harry Mayberry. During the social
hour the lovely remodeled home of
the Kohli’s was shown to the guests.
At the Sunday morning Easter
service in the Presbyterian church,
Miss Edythe Cupp was presented an
Honorary membership in the Board
of National Missions by the Women’s
Missionary Society of the church to
honor her for her years of service
as a missionary at Wasatch Academy
Mt. Pleasant, Utah and the work she
continues to do for young people and
the church. The presentation was
made by Mrs. Edgar Begg for the
on our profits... w
Sometimes, although an idea is wrong, it does no harm. Like the
idea that a square jaw is the sign of will power. That winters
aren’t as severe as they used to be, or that red hair denotes quick
rate of profit in normal times.
Many large businesses, including
ourselves, would consider
banner year if we could i
this figure. Our average pro}
the last ten years—four wa^
six peace—was 6.43% mori
a third less than what the public
considers fair.
All these figures show tjkat our
profits are not high. As al matter
of fact, the entire farm machinery
industry is a low profit industry.
In 1944, the Federal Trrfde Com
mission published a list/of 76 in
dustries ranked in order of their
ratio of profits to sales/The farm
machinery industry was 57th on
the list.
What About Current I Prices?
When the War ended and we
planned our peacetime produc
tion, we had hopjFd to be able to
serve our farmercustomers at the
same level whjph has held since
1942, regard^
creases in corf
s of war-time in
of wages and ma­
The survey indicates the public
knows that in our economy prof
its are indispensable. And* the
nwjonty sagard 10% aa a fair
fel unt. nmn, nr
terials up to that time. But re
cent developments have forced a
change in our plans.
ft a
ft for
C. F. Niswander
Rluffton Dealer
McCormick-Deering Farm Implements
Bluffton Ohio
society and the pin was placed upon
her by her mother Mrs. J. O. Cupp.
Mr. and Mrs.
family of Lima
of Mr. and Mrs.
day afternoon.
ll o ward Carey and
called at the home
W. E. Marshall Sun-
Barbed Wire Fence
Barbed wire fence was first
The only candidate with Personal Property Tax Experience.
If nominated and elected will guarantee that the tax
payers of Bluffton will be visited by a representative of
the Auditor’s Office to assist in making out Personal Prop
erty tax returns.
We will handle the tax affairs of Allen County honestly
and efficiently.
Don S. McKinney, R. R. 2, Lafayette, Ohio
Wages and materials consume
nearly all of every dollar Har
vester takes in from sales. A Gov
ernment board has recommended
and the Company has agreed to
pay a general wage increase of 18
cents per hour for Harvester fac
tory employees. The Government
lias also allowed price increases
on raw materials which we pur
chase in large quantities. Steel
has had an average increase of
There has been no general in
crease in our prices since they were
frozen by the Government early in
So our situation today is that
what we BU Y costs us 1946 prices.
We will be paying average hourly
wages 56% above 1941. For what
we SELL we get only 1942 prices.
This condition cannot long be
met out of our present low rate
of profit.
Future Prices on I Products
It is plain that price relief will be
needed to meet the increased
wage and material costs which
we must carry.
We regret this necessity. We
prefer to lower prices, when pos
sible, rather than raise them and
we know our customers prefer to
have us do that. We had hoped to
be able to ’’hold the line,” at least.
But we do not see how we can
avoid operating at a loss if our
prices continue to remain at their
present frozen levels. We will
NOT "cut corners” on any of our
products, because QUALITY IS
Our customers can be certain
that we will seek no more than a
moderate profit, both because of
our policies and because we have
approximately 300 competitors
fighting us vigorously for your
business. Our request for price
relief will be no more than is nec
essary to insure continued service
to our customers, continued work
for our employees, and a reason
able return for our stockholders.
veloped and manufactured in De
Kalb, Ill., in 1874.
Chester JPJSHHth
Success$r-'tC'’A. M. Smith Son
Phone 451-J
132 Wy Crawford
Findjay, Ohio
ED BAME, Representative
Findlay, O$o Phone 3012-M
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