A brilliant Northern Lights dis
play of colors played high across
the heavens for nearly two hours
early last Friday night and hund
reds of Bluffton residents were at
tracted into the open by the sum
mer’s most spectacular aurora bore
Bursts of rose, green, blue and
lavender fused with the white spoke
light fingers of light in one of the
most colorful Northern Lights dis:
plays witnessed here for several
years. The lights were visible from
shortly after 9 p. m. until approxi
mately 11 p. m.
Usual disturbances in wire and
radio services were reported, and
radio reception was unusually poor,
Married In Michigan
Brilliant Display Of Northern
Lights Seen Here Friday Night
Neil Neuenschw’ander, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Edgar Neuenschwander of
Huntington Park, Calif., formerly of
Bluffton was married to Miss Cath
erine Severance, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Rollin Severance of Saginaw’,
Mich., in a ceremony at the First
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both preceding and following the
display, as well as during its dura
A particularly large sunspot also
now is visible, according to weather
bureau officials. Such spots, science
believes, are associated with mag
netic disturbances and with the
The region at which aurora dis
plays occur has been found to be
approximately 200 miles above the
earth’s surface. Analysis of the
light has shown it is produced by
electrical discharges in oxygen and
The weather bureau reported the
aurora borealis was visible as far
south as Raleign, N. C., where it
Baptist church in Saginaw, Saturday
night at 7 o’clock.
Rev. Jene Hogan officiated in a
double ring ceremony, performed by
candlelight and witnessed by 250
The bride wore a brocaded mi non
gown, with fitted bodice and long
train, with floor length veil of net
and carried a cascade of white flow
Miss Jane De Young of Chicago,
an aunt of the bride was maid of
honor and bridesmaids were Miss
Shirleen Perry and Miss Carolyn
Ann Neuenschwander, a sister of the
Flower girls were Miss Marietta
Ann Severance, sister of the bride
and Miss Mary Stager Neuensch
wander, sister of the bridegroom.
Ringbearer was Howard De Young,
the bride’s cousin.
Wm. Neuenschw’ander, the bride
groom’s brother was best man and
ushers were Charles and William
Severance, brothers of the bride.
During the ceremony Rev. Edgar
Neuenschwander II of Yoder, Ind.,
another brother of the bridegroom
sang several vocal numbers.
A reception for those attending the
wedding followed the ceremony.
The bridal couple will live in
Azusa, Calif., where Mr. Neuensch
w’ander is a senior in the Pacific
The bridegroom’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Edgar Neuenschw’ander and
family who motored from California
to attend the wedding visited rela
tives and friends in Bluffton the
first of the w’eek. Mr. Neuensch
wander formerly operated the Neu
Art photograph studio in Bluffton.
One Cent Higher
Bluffton motorists are paying one
cent a gallon more for their gaso
line this w’eek, the result of a price
boost that went into effect last Sat
Prevailing prices under the new
schedule are 21 cents a gallon for
higher octane gasoline, and 19 cents
LOCAL AND LONG
Every Load Insured
Edward J. Laibe
Expires At Grove
Funeral services w’ere held Tues
day afternoon in the Columbus Grove
Presbyterian church for Edward J.
Laibe, 8G, retired farmer well known
in this area, who died at his home
in Columbus Grove last Saturday
Death was attributed to the infir
mities of age. Laibe had been in
poor health for the last 10 years,
and suffered a stroke three weeks
The son of Mark and Cathren
(Basinger) Laibe, he was born in
Pandora, July 19, 1860. On Nov. 4,
1880, he was married to Mary Ba
singer, who died last September.
Survivors include three children,
Mrs. Emma Campbell and Mrs.
Cathren Ury, both of Columbus
Grove, and Edw’ard W. Laibe, of
Lima. A brother, Eli Laibe, lives
Rev. Gibson Wilson, of Ottaw’a,
officiated at the funeral service.
Burial was in the Campbell ceme
tery, east of Columbus Grove.
Rites On Sunday
Funeral services wrere held Sun
day in the Grace Mennonite church
at Pandora for Tobias J. Basinger,
78, who died last Friday morning
at his farm home near Pandora.
Death resulted from a heart ailment,
from w’hich he had been seriously ill
for the preceding 11 days.
Born Dec. 28, 1867, in Riley town
ship, he was the son of Jacob C.
and Mary Basinger. A retired
teacher, he had been associated with
schools in Toledo and Detroit. He
Survivors include one brother,
Daniel Basmger, of near Bluffton
and four sisters, Mrs. P. A. Amstutz
and Mrs. Elizabeth Amstutz, of Pan
dora and Miss Matilda and Susan
Basinger, with w’hom he lived.
Rev. Ernest J. Bohn officiated at
the funeral service Sunday, and bur
ial was in Pleasant Ridge cemetery
Last Rites Held
For Mrs. Amstutz
Mrs. Bess Amstutz, 52, wife of
Menno Amstutz, of Columbus Grove,
died at 12 40 o’clock last Sunday
morning at the home of a daughter,
Mrs. Earl Wood, of the same place.
She had been in poor health for
several years, and seriously ill for
the last eight weeks.
Survivors include her husband
two children, Clarence Amstutz and
Mrs. Wood, both of Columbus Grove
and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth
Quaintar.ee, of Leipsic, and Mrs.
Margaret Wilhelm, of Lima.
Mrs. Amstutz was a member of
the Forest Grove U. B. church, of
Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon in Columbus Grove,
with Rev. Willard Thomas, of
Vaughnsville, officiating. Burial was
in Truro cemetery, near Columbus
Warns Of Pouring
Gasoline In Sewers
Warnings against pouring gasoline
or cleaning fluid compounds into
drains were made this week by
The presence of gaseous substances
in volume can lead to serious ex
plosions or fires, and gasoline and
cleaning fluids always should be
kept out of sewers, it was pointed
Nature is wonderful. A million
years ago she didn’t know we were
going to wear spectacles, yet look
where she placed our ears.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Rise from Bomb Havoc
GAUNT, SHATTERED BUILDINGS look down from the background on Coral-street uay.?“rs®^’
Lambeth, London, as children chatter and munch away at an open-air meal in summer sunshine. One
of a number of such nurseries to rise on the cleared sites of tangled masses of bomb-wrecked rows of
houses it has nurses trained in mothercraft to look after very small Londoners from earlj morning
to sunset. Mothers working a 30-hour week pay 20 cents for the three meals a day tte expert
care their children receive. For one of the clothing coupons still necessary in Britain, under
two are given a complete change of clothing every day. Swings, see-saws, rocking horses, dolls things
also still in short supply for Britons—although not available in all the children s homes, bring laughter
back to the bombed sites.
Farm Bureau Council No. 4 met
with Mrs. Walter Cupp and family
last Wednesday evening for the June
program and social hour.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Whisler of
Oceanside, Calif, have returned here
after spending a couple of weeks with
relatives in Michigan.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Cook of De
troit, Mich, were Saturday night and
Sunday visitors in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. F. C. Marshall.
Mr. and Mrs. Byron McDowell of
thia place and their daughter Whnda
of Ann Arbor, Mich, left last week
for San Antonia, Texas where they
will visit their son and brother, Mil
ton McDowell who is in army service.
Enroute home they will visit in Kan
sas and visit other points of interest
in the West.
Mrs. F. C, Marshall presented her
piano pupils in a recital at the local
Presbyterian Church Tuesday even
ing. She was assisted by Mr. Eldon
Reichenbach and Mrs. James Sommer
Mrs. Orlo Marshall spent Tuesday
afternoon with Mrs. Bruce Thomas
of Prescott, Ariz. who was a guest
in the home of her son Richard and
family4 in Rawson.
Rev. and Mrs. E. N. Bigelow and
family of Bluffton were Thursday
dinner guests of Mrs. Walter Cupp,
son Richard and daughter Marjorie
and Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Aiderman.
Miss Edythe Cupp was in Cleve
land the past week where she attend
ed the Cleveland Clinic and was a
guest in the home of her sister and
brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Delmar
Three packages of food have been
ordered for three families in Europe
with the offering of the Daily Vaca
tion Bible School which are for a
family in Amsterdam, Holland, an
other to Rheims, France, both friends
of Rev. Bigelow and the third goes
to the American Sector in Berlin,
Roger Mayberry who has served
with the Marines for the past nine
teen months, visiting England, Nor
way, Spain and the African coast,
returned here last Thursday after re
ceiving his discharge and was at a
neighbors helping thresh as soon as
he could get out of the uniform into
a threshing outfit and continued at
the job until the threshing ring com
pleted their work Monday.
Mr. Roscoe Aiderman who was in
New York on business for the past
three weeks and his wife the former
Beatrice Cupp who has been visiting
her mother Mrs. Walter Cupp during
his absence, left Thursday for a brief
visit with his parents near Youngs
town. At the conclusion of their visit
they expect to be located in Gypsum
near Port Clinton for several months.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Marshall and
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Whisler were
Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Wini
fred Cruickshank in Leipsic.
Rev. and Mrs. E. N. Bigelow and
two children left Sunday afternoon
where Mrs. Bigelow and children will
spend the week with relatives and
Rev. Bigelow will attend the Minis
ter’s Conference at McCormick Theo
logical Seminary in Chicago, after
which they will continue their vaca
tion with Mrs. Bigelow’s parents,
Rev. and Mrs. Boyd at their summer
coflage in Minnesota. No services will
be held at the Presbyterian church
until their return the first Sunday in
Miss Rebecca Marshall a student
at Ohio State University spent the
week end with her parents Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Marshall.
Rev. and Mrs. R. M. Seeley of Co
lumbus Grove recently announced the
engagement of their daughter, Patri
cia, to Franklin Reed Mayberry son
of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Mayberry of
this place. Miss Seeley was graduat
ed from Col. Grove high school and at
tended Bluffton College and is now
employed at the Columbus Grove
Grain and Supply Co. Mr. Mayberry,
also a graduate of Columbus Grove
high school, recently was discharged
after* two year’s service in the Navy,
eighteen months of which was spent
in the submarine service. He plans to
enter Ohio State University in the
fall. No date has been set for the
Richard Cupp, student in floricul
ture, who has been engaged in experi
mental work at Ohio State Univer
sity during the summer quarter spent
the week end with his mother Mrs.
Walter Cupp and left Sunday for St.
Louis to participate in the Danforth
Summer Fellowship that was award
ed him last soring.
The four week’s Danforth Summer
Fellowship is awarded jointly by the
Danforth Foundation and the Ralston
Purina Mills to one agriculture stu
dent, graduating in 1947, from each
of 41 state universities over the Uni
The plan brings together outstand
ing young men from leading state
universities for a four week’s pro
gram of study, research, leadership
training and fellowship. It gives
young men an insight into the busi
ness world and helps them to adjust
to jobs after graduation.
The winners spend two weeks in
St. Louis studying through actual
experience, problems of manufactur
ing, commercial research, distribu
tion, advertising, personnel and lead
The award covers the expenses for
two weeks in St. Louis and vicinity,
and two weeks of leadership training
at the American Youth Foundation
Camp on Lake Michigan, plus trans
portation costs from St. Louis to
Richard has served as president of
the All-Agriculture Council, president
of the Horticulture Society, member
of the Student Senate, is a member
of Alpha Zeta fraternity and was re
cently named to the President’s Ad
visory Board for the coming year.
Mrs. F. C. Marshall will leave for
Cleveland Friday to spend a few days
with her sister, Miss Madeline Bixel,
who will complete her work in the
Library School at Western Reserve
University this week and will serve
as Librarian for the Fostoria schools
the coming year.
A pleasant gathering was held
Sunday at the home of Mrs. A. M.
Price in honor of Mrs. Price’s birth
day anniversary. The group spent the
evening and enjoyed a basket dinner
at a roadside park near Oakwood.
Present were Mr. and Mrs. Glenn
Price, Findlay Mrs. Mary’ Huffman
and children David and Rose Mary,
Lima Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Basinger,
Col. Grove and Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Portugal has a mututal-aid agree
ment with Great Britain dating
from 1373. By it, Britain has stood
as a barrier to attacks cm both
homeland and colonial empire of
Portugal. By it, Portugal followed
Britain into World War I. In World
War II Portugal maintained a neu
trality which was justified as help
ing Britain by forestalling German
seizure and use of Portuguese wol
fram and other war resources.
One car of -good Ohio Coal
Will have a car of Virginia
Dust Treated Coal in soon.
on A. C. & Y. R.
Phone 351-W or 265-W
Mrs. Flossie Decker
Rites Held Tuesday
Mrs. Flossie M. Decker, 63, mother
of Thomas Decker, both of whom
formerly lived here in the Herrmann
property on Washington street, died
at the home of the son in Findlay
last Saturday evening.
Three other sons also survive,
Lloyd, of Findlay and Claude and
Ralph, of Van Buren.
Funeral services were held Tues
day at Trinity’ Lutheran church in
Findlay, with Rev. W. L. Harmony,
Mrs. Decker and her son, Thomas,
were employed by The Triplett Elec
trical Instrument Co. during the
time the family lived here.
Paulding School house reunion
Mr. and Mrs. Zahrend C. Vera were
THURSDAY, AUG. 1, 194S
Sunday callers at the Gleason home.
Mr. H. P. Zimmerman is ill at this
Saturday and Sunday callers at the
Arthur Phillips home were Mr. and
Mrs. Dan Younkman, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Younkman, Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Younkman and Mr. and Mrs. Harold
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shelled kernels one pound of fil
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one pound of peanuts, about twe
cups one pound of pecans, almost
one and one-half cups one pound of
English walnuts, a little more than
one and one-half cups halved ker
nels, and one pound of black wal
nuts, about one-half broken kernels.
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