J. L. Gratz, Auctioneer
Electric current service from the
Municipal plant will be suspended for
about three hours on Thursday, May 30
beginning at 8 a. m. while necessary re
pairs are being made.
Patrons are asked to please take
The Board of Public Affairs
cf Household Goods
at 145 South Mound street, Bluffton, Ohio,
Saturday, June 8,1946
Starting at 2:30 P. M.
White apartment size gas stove,‘insulated oven Sel
lers white kitchen cabinet, porcelain top Sellers white work
cabinet small porcelain top table 4 white chairs metal
white utility cabinet ice box 9X12 Alexander-mith Ax
minster rug, matching throw rug 9 X12 red Axminster rug
2 9X12 rug pads throw rugs occasional chair base rock
er blue chair with ottoman two-piece mohair living room
suite 5 tube Crosley radio coffee table hassock, stands,
lamps, baby buggy, stroller, electric sweeper with attach
ments, sewing machine, porch swing, stove boards, Estate
Heatrola, 9X12 Congoleum rug, 4 rolls of new wire fence,
2 tables, 4 steel wheel barrows, English type bicycle, small
cupboard, 2 rocking chairs, Sellers cabinet. All in good
condition. ............ ......,
Harland Mcscr, tun er
Let’s have a picnic--
Make your lawn the delightful and attractive place it should
be this summer for recreation and enjoyment.
We are showing an unusually complete line of sturdy, rustic
furniture manufactured from Northern Michigan cedar.
Weather resisting and long lasting.
Pictured below are among the items on display in our salesroom
Picnic Table. Top, 30"X72" 30" High.
We invite you to see this unusual showing of quality out
STEINMAN BROS. LUMBER CO.
256 Cherry Street Phone 360-W
Class Of 42 Seniors Is
Graduated At H. S.
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under 35 years of age in Russia has
no conception of government ex
cept that which their country now
has. Russians have it drilled into
them from childhood that the cap
italistic countries are waiting to at
tack them, accounting for their
present tendency toward setting up
buffer states for protection.
Russia doesn’t want war with us
and knows she was able to defeat
Germany only because we supplied
the armament, Patterson said. Her
country, vastly larger than the
United States has untold riches in
undeveloped resources, but she w ill
need at least 20 years to develop
Ranking-.scholastic honor students
of the class, Robert Ramseyer and
Elmer Stonehill, delivered the vale
dictory and salutatory orations,
Musical numbers by talent from
the class included a senior girls
double trio, a boys quartet and a
violin solo by Mary Louise Dean.
Waldo Hofstetter, president of
the board of education, presented
diplomas to graduating seniors, and
gave a brief outline of operating
problems facing the board because
of insufficient revenue.
The complete class roll includes:
Donivan Kent Augsburger, Karl
Basinger, John Dale Berryhill, John
Samuel Bracy, Quinten Harry Burk
holder, Marion E. Criblez, Ray M.
Follas, David M. Frick, James W.
Harmon, Harold W. Hartman,
Arthur L. Hilty, Hugh Hilty, Harry
Walter Klay, Robert Dean Lee, John
Julian Lugibihl, Richard Allen
Harvey LaVeme Moser, Kenneth
LaVeme Moser, Allison Neuensch
wander, Robert Lewis Ramseyer,
Leonard L. Smucker, Robert Lee
Stalter, David Ralph Stearns, Paul
Andrew Steiner, Charles Edward
Stonehill, Elmer Dean Stonehill,
Charles F. Swank, Ferol Pauline
Althaus, Helen Bauman.
Mary Louise Dean, Margaret M.
Diller, Mary Jane Garmatter, Wilma
Colleen Geiger, Margaret Anna
Groman, Phyllis Jean Hardwick,
Lois Joan Harris, June Marie
Hauenstein, Patricia Joan Huber,
Dorothy Jean Lugibihl, Anne Mc
Ginnis, Phyllis Gene Marquart,
Louise Irene Soldner.
Sticky Table Top
To remove paper that sticks to
your table top, moisten it with a
little olive oil.
Settee. 17" Deep, 42" Wide.
Sixty-four years ago on Septem
ber 28, 1882, the Robert Hamilton
post of the Grand Army was organ
The link connecting Bluffton with
the Civil War period was severed
when the flag-draped casket of An
drew Hauenstein, pioneer pharma
cist and last surviving war veteran,
was lowered to his final resting place
at Maple Grove cemetery on April
Memorial day services at Maple
Grove cemetery will be held over his
grave on Thursday morning.
The post was organized here by
L. W. Prentice. The organization
took place in Keim’s hall, a popular
gathering place in the early days
of the town. Twenty veterans of the
Civil War were enrolled as charter
Records of the organization show
the following officers elected at the
founding of the post: Commander,
W. B. Richards S. V. Commander,
S. J. Brand J. V. Commander, Jesse
Vernon Adjutant, Andrew Hauen
stein Quartermaster, H. L. Romey
Surgeon, Jos. Harris Chaplain, Wm.
Lewis Officer of the Day, H. J.
Call Officer of the Guard, M. F.
With the continued enrollment of
veterans the membership of the post
increased until a maximum of 37
was reached. From this point there
wras a steady decline until death re
moved the last remaining member.
Bride In Findlay
Wedding of Miss Merilyn Battles,
daughter of Mrs. Goldie Battles of
Findlay, formerly of Orange town
ship and William Edward Crabill,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Crabill
of Williamstown, took place in the
First United Brethren church in
Findlay, Sunday afternoon at 3:15
Rev. L. E. Ames, pastor of the
church received the wedding vows.
A program of nuptial music wras
played by Mrs. Harry Kirk.
The bride, given in marriage by
her brother Dull Battles of Mt.
Cory, wore a white satin gown and
carried a shower bouquet of white
Her sister, Mrs. Garth Heckman
of Dayton was matron of honor and
another sister, Miss Mabel Battles
of Findlay was bridesmaid.
Paul Crabill of Williamstown,
brother of the groom was best man
and George Krout and Robert Hiett
The bride is a graduate of Bluff
ton high school and until her mar
riage was employed as bookkeeper
in Findlay. The groom is a gradu
ate of Mt. Blanchard high school
and is now engaged in farming.
Following a trip thru the Great
Smokies the couple will be at home
Mrs. Josephine McCready and
daughter Mary Catherine of Phila
delphia are spending a few days
visiting relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Leichty and
son, Paul, daughter Ruth and Mrs.
Enos Lehman of Berne visited in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emmet
Augsburger Sunday, Ruth remained
for several days.
The St. John congregation enjoyed
a basket dinner at the Pandora
school building Monday evening as
a farewell gathering for the Rev.
Delegates to the Middle District
conference which is to be held at
Nappanee, Indiana, June 8-11, were
chosen by the various Mennonite
The Putnam County Youth’s Con
ference is to be held at Vaughns
ville next Sunday afternoon and
Dwight and Anna Ruth Geiger
motored to Omaha, Nebraska, last
week to bring home their sister Ar
villa who is a student at Grace Bible
school. Martha Ratzlaff, Newton,
Kansas, Marie Kregor, Quakertown,
Pa., Reynold Sawatsky, Montana,
and Peter Friesen, Meade, Kansas,
also students at the same school ac
companied them here. Wilma Augs
burger, returned with the group as
far as Tiskilwa, Illinois, where she
is spending some time visiting in
the home of her sister, Rev. and
Mrs. Landolene Amstutz and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lehman left
for Morton, Ill., last Wednesday to
spend a number of days in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stuckey and
Roland Burkhart expert sheep
shearer, expects to leave with his
family in a few days for North Da
kota w'here he is to supervise shear
ing crews on large ranches as he
has done in previous years.
Corn planting is being unusually
delayed this season. Much has been
planted weeks ago and large acreage
still to be panted.
The young people of St. John
church are planning to spend Decor
ation day sight seeing in eastern
Robert Hamilton G. A. R. Post Was
Organized Here September 28, 1882
Charter members of the organi
zation w’ere: Jesse Vernon, W. B.
Richards, A. Hauenstein, Joseph
Harris, I. W. Bell, Pat Noonan,
Lewis Rash, H. W. Reiter, J. M.
Woolcott, W. Hesser, S. J. Brand,
H. L. Romey, H. J. Call, G. More
head, E. B. Agin, Wm. Lewis, M. F.
Beals, Isaac McHenry, J. A. Nonna
mhker ancl E B. Eewis.
These men all saw action or were
in training during the War of Seces
sion in the period 1851 to I860.
They responded to President Lin
coln’s call for troops when the na
tion swung to the cadence of a new
marching rhythm, “John Brown’s
body lies mould’ring in the ground
but his soul goes marching on.”
It was a turbulent period when
feeling ran high and the blare of
bugles interrupted routine tasks as
the youth of the North flocked to
join the armies of Grant and Sher
man. Most of these boys, charter
members of the Robert Hamilton
post, came back to Bluffton to re
new their work on the farms, stores
and businesses of the community.
For many years the G. A. R. post
here had charge of Memorial day
exercises, but due to the rapidly
diminishing ranks of the Grand
Army the responsibility was turned
over to the younger men in the
Bluffton post of the American Le
gion for the first time in the May
celebration of 1922.
Woman Injured As
Car Skids On Dixie
Mrs. Rosa Cormier, 37, of Ar
cadia, Calif., received back injuries
as the result of an automobile ac
cident on the Dixie highway one and
one-half miles south of Bluffton
shortly before noon, Saturday.
The accident took place during a
drizzling rain w’hen a Packard se
dan in w’hich she was riding togeth
er with her husband and six-year-old
daughter skidded on the wet pave
ment and sideswiped a Findlay
pickup truck delivering newspapers
driven by Wm. Lear of Findlay.
Both w’ere northbound.
Mrs. Cormier was taken to Bluff
ton hospital where she remained un
til Sunday. Both cars were consid
Scott Kramer and Clara Bauman of
Findlay W’ere recent callers at the
home of Willard Kramer.
Mrs. Robert McVey called on Ruth
Ghaster last week.
I A picnic w’as held on the last day
of school and a large crowd w’as pres
1 ent. A lot of good eats for everyone.
Miss Hah Wilch spent Tuesday
I evening in Mt. Cory.
Mrs. Dell Yegly called on Mettie
Pitzen. Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Gale Griffith has eccepted a
position in Findlay.
Sgt. Robert Bowersox of Ft. Myers,
Va., is speding his furlough with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bower
Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Schoonover
of Findlay and Mr. and Mrs. Ken
neth Bowersox of Leipsic w’ere call
ers Sunday evening at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. John Bow’ersox and
Mrs. Roy Schoonover of Findlay
was a Sunday evening caller at the
John Bowersox home.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hall of Port
Clinton, Mrs. Gale Griffith of Find
lay w’ere recent week end guests of
Mrs. Nettie Pitzen.
Willard Kramer was a Tuesday
dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. E.
Ruth Ghaste rand Chester Huber
were recent dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Ruel Sutter at Pandora.
Rev. and Mrs. Ivin Kauffman call
ed on Mr. and Mrs. Milton Steining
er, Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jones were
Friday evening callers on Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Jones.
News w’ant ads bring results.
You will find a
large line of beau
tiful shag rugs
and chenille bed
spreads in all sizes.
W e received a
shipment of twin
bed size mattress
Buckeye Swimming Lake
Bluffton’s Municipal Pool
Now Open for the Season
THE LAPE CO.
Our sport wear
department has a
lovely line of tee
shirts, the kind you
will be proud to
wear. Priced from
THIS STORE WILL CLOSE EVERY THURSDAY
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Adults $3.00 Students $2.00
SINGLE ADMISSION i
Adults 25c Students 10c
Children under 5 years 5c
EVAN SOASH, Manager
We honor on this Memorial Day those men who
gave the full measure of devotion in the service of
For Memorial Day picnics—take along some of
our delicious hamburgers.
Fill up your tank with that good SHELL Motor
The Buckeye Lunch
Just Across the Bridge at Entrance to Buckeye Lake
Owned and Operated by William Smith
Bluffton phone 119-W
OF MANY USES
From attic to basement from porch to garage ... there are
dozens of uses for BPS FLORLUX. It is the ideal finish for porch
floors, steps, decks, porch and lawn furniture, interior floors, wood
work, dadoes, linoleum wood, cement or canvas surfaces.
Fast drying ,,. waterproof... made to withstand rough treatment.
$3.65 per gal.
Covers in One Coot over any
The scuff-proof, glossy finish
is easy to keep dean.
Seab against dirt and grease.
Gives lang-lasting protection.
Dries Hord Quickly
with pattiksqn.*ak9int paints
Youngsters, who ore active and full
of energy seldom complain of aches
and pains. However, over-exertion
or violent exercise often puts a
cramp in older, less used muscles
should be your first thought for mus
cular soreness, strains and sprains.
Rubbed on, it warms the tissues—
cools the pain. Ask for NYALGESIC—
in the shaker-top bottle—it isn’t
greasy or sticky doesn’t stain
A. Hauenstein & Son
An extra suit is
always welcome to
a lady’s wardrobe.
We are showing a
line of all wool, in a
good assortment of
sizes and styles.
Priced from $22.50
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