Three Bluffton area persons, Mr.
and Mrs. S. S. Bixel of near Bluff
ton and Noah Bixel of Pandora,
■were among the thousands who wit
nessed the colorful ceremonies at
tendant with the final harvesting of
a Michigan wheat tithing project
embracing 2,500 acres of waving
grain, at Adrian, Mich., last Thurs
A sample field had been grown in
the Adrian fairgrounds where a pag
eant of the various methods of relay
wheat harvesting was demonstrated
for visitors from all parts of the
The wheat was cradled, flailed,
ground on stone and baked before
the eyes of the large throng.
Six years ago Perry Hayden, a
Quaker miller of Tecumseh, Mich.,
was inspired by a sermon and de
cided to revive the ancient Biblical
practice of tithing. He planted a
cubic inch of wheat in a plot four
by eight feet. At harvest time he
gave the church one tenth of the
grain and replanted the rest.
Now at the end of six yearse of
tithing the wheat, the original cubic
inch of seed has grown into 2,500
acres of ripe waving grain harvested
Thursday before notables of the
church and agriculture.
250 Farmers Share Grain
Hayden received the aid of Henry
Ford in tithing his wheat the first
five years, with Ford supplying the
ground. Last year the project had
increased to such proportions there
was no single acreage in Michigan
available for planting all of the
grain. Hayden then parceled the
seed wheat out to 250 farmers who
have planted “Biblical wheat” and
who have promised one-tenth of the
harvest to their churches of various
The project is being ended this
year because, if continued for nine
years, it would taken all the land in
West Virginia to handle the crop
and in 10 years would cover the
United States. It is estimated that
in the 13th year the crop would
cover the world.
I wish to announce to the public the purchase of
the Beaverdam hardware store from J. J. Luginbuhl.
A general line of hardware will be carried and
service to the public maintained at all times. yr
Materials which defoliate plants
are being tried on a variety of crops.
Defoliated cotton can be picked more
easily and the bolls open more uni
formly. Defoliated potatoes seem to
keep better in storage, and defolia
tion hastens ripening of soybeans so
grain can be planted following their
A share of the public patronage wjjr be ap
F. P. Anderson, Owner
To the Public
I take this opportunity to announce the sale of
the Beaverdam hardware to Mr. F- P. Anderson.
Mr. Anderson is an experience^ merchant, having
previously owned and operated I a hardware and
implement store in Columbus Grove.
I wish to thank all my customers for their many
favors and bespeak for the new Owner a continuance
of your patronage.
J. J. Luginbuhl
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News Items from Here, There
The farm of John Miller, west of
Beaverdam was recently purchased
by a family from Akron who are
now living in a brooder house on
account of the housing shortage.
The Gulf service station on North
Main street owned and operated by
Paul Henry, is being redecorated.
There will be plenty of pheasants
this year the way flocks of them
cross the roads while driving.
There was a large crowd at River
side Park in Findlay, Sunday, but
the heavy downpour and electrical
storm in the afternoon scattered the
crow’d altho there were about 200 at
the radio program in the evening.
Ruth Ghaster, Mt. Cory saxophone
soloist will broadcast over WFIN
radio station from the bandshell at
the park next Sunday evening at 7
o’clock. She will be accompanied by
Rev. and Mrs. Bolick also from Mt.
Rev. and Mrs. Irvin Kauffman, ar
rived home last week after a two
weeks visit at Baltimore and in New
N. V. Turner, who underwent a
major operation at Lima Memorial
hospital is doing nicely.
Blackberries are very plentiful
this season according to the reports
of berry pickers.
Frank Barber of Beaverdam is
the new Chief of Police of that com
munity but Frank is out of town
on a fishing trip so the town has
been out of luck for police protec
John Ross of Beaverdam, who has
been in a Veterans Hospital at Day
ton the past six weeks will return
Mr. and Mrs. Don Cahill, owners
of the Elk restaurant in Bluffton
have returned home after a week’s
Harry Wilch is working at the
Hardin County fair grounds doing
mason work. The fair board is
erecting a number of large buildings
on the grounds and will build a new
Ray Johnson, Bluffton barber has
purchased the Johnson gas station
on South Main Street.
Clara belle Owens and sister Sarah
are home after visiting their brother
in New' York City, the past two
The new’ theatre being built in
Bluffton is nearing completion. The
name on the marker is “Carma”.
This theatre will be an added im
provement to Bluffton.
Swiss Inn, south of Bluffton on
the Dixie highway, formerly owned
and operated by Paul Liles has been
sold to Hal la E. Wood who took
possession the first of the w’eek.
Clayton Rupright, Beaverdam
postmaster and operator of a general
store, is constructing an addition to
living quarters which he and his wife
occupy at the rear of the building.
U. S. Grow’ers raised 291,214
acres of vegetables in 1945 for
commercial seed production, and they
harvested 228,000,000 pounds of seed.
The 1946 plantings are about 316,
Francis Basinger, D. D. S
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122 South Main St.. Bluffton
Office Hours: 9:00 A. M.—5:S0 P. M.
Eveninrs: Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. 7:00
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THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Breaks Ground For Generating Plant Addition
Appropriately costumed in engineer’s cap and white gauntlet work gloves, Emory D. Erwin, vice president
and general manager of the Central Ohio Light and Power company turns the first shovel of dirt for the new
addition which will house a new unit at the company’s Woodcock generating plant in Bluffton.
The installation is part of a million dollar expansion program under way here. Excavation for the addition
has been completed by Conrad Bros., local contractors and pouring of concrete for the foundation is now under
way. The Maxon Construction company of Dayton, general contractor, expects to have a boiler erection crew of
40 men and structural steel gang of 20 men here by the first of September.
Couple Is Wed In
Ceremony At Kalida
Wedding of Miss Mary Luella
Gerdeman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Matt Gerdeman, of Kalida and Dan
iel Meyers son of Mr. and Mrs.
Abraham Meyers took place in an
impressive ceremony at St. Michael’s
Catholic church in Kalida, Saturday
morning at 8:30 o’clock. Rev. Fr.
Gangler officiated in the double ring
The bride wore a gown of white
satin with fitted bodice, sweetheart
neckline and her skirt ended in a
graceful train. Her fingertip veil
fell from a tiara of crystal beads
and she carried a bouquet of white
Miss Agnes Schumaker of Leipsic
and Miss Bertha Gerdeman of Ka
lida, the bride’s cousins w’ere brides
maid and maid of honor respective
ly, wearing identical blue and pink
brocaded marquisette dresses, carry
ing pink asters and wearing tw’o
strands of pearls a gift of the bride.
Herman Trame of Ottawa was
best man ar.d ushers were Paul and
The bride’s mother wore a sheer
blue flowered dress and the groom’s
mother wore a wine flowered dress.
Their corsages were of carnations.
A breakfast was served for the
bridal party at the home of the
bride’s sister, Mrs. Jerome Wyant
and a four o’clock dinner for 75
guests at the home of the bride’s
Mr. Meyers is engaged in farming
and Mrs. Meyers is employed as
bookkeeper in the office of the Trip
lett Electrical Instrument company.
After a short wedding trip thru
northern Michigan they will be at
home on a farm west of Bluffton.
Bluffton Man At
Frank Todd of Bluffton was one
of seven charter members of Delta
Rho fraternity founded at Miami
university 42 years ago who attend
ed a reunion of the group at Co
lumbus on Saturday, July 27.
The fraternity, founded in 1904
six years later affiliated with Delta
Upsilon fraternity. The reunion was
held at the home of one of the
members, Harry Rodabaugh, of Co
Attending the reunion were Dr.
Omen Boring of Ohio Wesleyan uni
versity, Dr. Frank Dilley, registrar,
Ohio university Dr. John Gries,
Conover, member federal home loan
bank board Melville Liming, New
ton Center, Mass., managing director
Boston Chamber of Commerce Clar
ence Pattison, former teacher Cleve
land Shaw high school Harry Roda
baugh, Columbus businessman and
former mayor of Findlay Frank
Todd, Bluffton teacher and business
Mrs. Noah Hilty from Eagle Lake,
Florida, Mrs. Guy Baker of North
Platte, Nebraska, and Mr. and Mrs.
Elam Hilty of Johnson, Kansas, and
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hilty of St.
Louis are all visiting at the home of
their sister, ,Mrs. Sam- Locher on
South Jackson street.
On Sunday, Mrs. Locher’s own
family, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rode
heffer and children of St. Marys, Mr.
and Mrs. Wilbert Welty of Dayton
and Mary Locher of Toledo also
were at home to help celebrate the
birthday anniversary of their moth
er in a happy family gathering.
Elam Hilty has not visited his
home folks for over twenty years
and the two brothers had not met
in the twenty years’ time.
Local Girl Weds
ML Cory Man
Marriage of Miss Miriam Schaeu
blin, daughter of Walter Schaeublin
and the late Mrs. Schaeublin of
North Main street and Orlan Wol
from, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. E.
Wolfrom of Mt. Cory took place at
the parsonage of St. John’s Reform
ed church, Saturday afternoon, July
27, at 4 o’clock.
Rev. V. C. Oppermann, the pastor,
officiated in the presence of mem
bers of the immediate families.
Mrs. Lewis Wynkoop of Pandora,
sister of the bride was matron of
honor and Donnel Wolfrom of Find
lay, brother of the groom -was best
The bride is a graduate of Bluff
ton high school in the class of 1944
and studied radio at the DeForrest
school in Chicago.
Mr. Wolfrom is a graduate of Mt.
Cory high school in the class of
1944 and spent two years in naval
service as coxswain. He is now em
ployed at the Cooper plant in Find
lay. The couple are making their
home with the bride’s father here.
Dairy cows will make a pound of
milk from suitable feeds which
provide the animal with about .8
pounds of total digestible nutrients.
Improved permanent pasture will
provide nutrients enough to make
100 pounds of milk at a feed cost
of 25 cents, but 100 pounds of milk
will cost $2.25 if made from grain
which costs $2.25 a hundredweight.
Ohio improved pastures which
produce forage enough so cows can
make 3,500 pounds of milk while
grazing an acre of ground give the
dairyman a return above the cost
of milking and marketing of about
$70 per acre. That rate of return
compares very favorably with re
turns obtained from raising cash
grain crops. Lime and fertilizers
put the pasture in shape for heavy
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Couple Is Wed In
Earl Montgomery, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Montgomery of Orange
township and Miss Kathleen Waltz,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi
Waltz of ne^r Mt. Cory were mar
ried in the parsonage of the United
Brethren church in North Baltimore,
Saturday afternoon. Rev. Hilliard
The bride wore a street length
dress of white brocade linen and
white flowered hat with navy blue
veil and corsage of red roses. The
couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Drais of Findlay.
Following the wedding a reception
was held at the home of the bride’s
parents and after a short wedding
trip they will reside in Findlay.
Both the bride and groom are grad
uates of Mt. Cory high school.
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Robinson
spent Friday at Tiffin with Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Haley.
Mrs. Howard Frank from Newton
Falls spent seceral days with Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hattery and
daughter, Judy Ann, Mr. and Mrs.
Ivan Hattery of Alger, Mrs. Ruth
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 8,194g
Reigle, Mr. Ralph Reigle of Lima,.
Mr. Willie Klingler, Willis Klingler
of Kenton, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Car
man, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Richard
son of Spencerville, Mr. and Mrs.
Glen Dorman of McGuffey, Mrs. Liz
zie McGinnis of Harrod, Mr. John
Hanthorn, Mr. Ralph Kinsey, Mrs.
Molly Alderding of Ada, Mrs. Alma
Robinson, Rev. Walter Klingler, Mrs.
Louise Williams and children and
Miss Alice Albert and T. J. Ludwig,
w’ere recent callers of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Patterson
were Thursday night guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Ted Layman of Lima.
The twelfth triennial Schumacher*
reunion will be held at the Bluffton
college campus Sunday, August 11.
There will be a picnic dinner at the
noon hour. A program will be pre
sented in the Ramseyer chapel in the
No individual invitations are be
ing sent to reunion members. This
notice should be as an invitation to
attend this reunion, if you are a
descendant of Peter Schumacher,
John Schumacher or Barbara (Schu
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