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THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 1916
■A Hunting season here—no, it’s not what you’re thinking of we mean open season for hunting meat and soap and a half-dozen other items last Saturday, opening day for squirrel found more hunters in meat shops stalking a roast for Sunday dinner than there were in the woods—results none too good, however—looks as if we’ll have to shoulder a musket like great-grand pappy did if we want fresh meat and Friday the 13th was a lucky day in high school football with the Pirates trouncing Kenton but there’ll have to be more rookies in the band if we’re to have that marching outfit that’s promised and everything from trucks to motor scooters going thru town on high since the traffic lights signal a steady caution after something went amiss with the control mech anism equinox coming Saturday which brings fall officially here— but no damaging frost yet and every day now adds thousands of bushels to the corn crop Bluffton’s new airfield that Clayton Bixel is fitting up on the old Owens farm in Orange township will soon be ready—and so will George Carmack’s new Carma theatre and looks as if cider mills in the Bluffton district will not be turning a wheel this fall—which will be the first ciderless year as far as we can remember and apples will be scarce and an nual request from the mayor asking CHOICE COLLATERA YOU' "ESPECIALLY Burcky Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. 139 Grove St. Phone 491-Y Tractor And Farm Equipment Repairing Electric and Acetylene Welding BLUFFTON FARM EQUIPMENT CO. E. F. Schmidt, Prop. 105 E. Elm St„ Bluffton phone 260-W Open Saturday Evenings QUALITY MEMORIALS FOR OVER 64 YEARS Chester P. Smith Successor to A. M. Smith Son MENTS MOM tie 451-J Crawford lay, Ohio Phi 132 V Fin Representative Phone 3012-M ED BANE, Findlay, Oh riJE 11(11 I AM S New heavy steel underground or above ground 'Suitable for gasoline or fuel oil storage 285 550 1000 gallon capacity Call 79371 The Parks-Klay Company 872 St. Johns Avenue, Lima, Ohio ration is "right” and makes efficient use of your grains. Merter Mix 349b Math Concentrate contains extra proteins, vitamins, and minerals generally lacking in arains alone—vital ouoitxxs bens need lor contioned heavy laying MattotMix CONCENTRATE SOiD BY Master Feed Mill Leland Basinger, Mgr. householders to burn their leaves somewhere else than on the pave ment as heat from the fire is bad for the asphalt surface. Limb from a cocoanut tree bear ing a cluster of four large cocoanuts is attracting attention in the Bluff ton News window. The cocoanuts were grown on a tree at the home of Don Davis in Miami, Florida, and brought north by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. I,) a vis formerly of Bluffton now’ living in Miami who are spending several weeks with friends here. The cocoanuts, which attract much attention are enclosed in a tough fibrous outer shell, re quiring an axe or other sharp heavy instrument to open it. Current meat shortage isn’t affect ing Sam Stepleton whose fishing prowess has provided him a locker full of frozen bass and bluegills which he hooked at the Buckeye the past summer and there’s Twyla Carnicom who went to the woods instead of the meat shop last Satur day morning and got her limit of four squirrels before noon—which made a tasty Sunday dinner. Two former Bluffton Evan Soash and Dale Reichenbach, atl iletes teaching this fall in AIgcr high school have convinced the rupils there that they grow ’eni big and husky in Bluffton. Eva n, ai six footer and Dale who topi5 six feet by several inches haven’t had any discipline problems. “Gee, but he’s a big guy,” one youngster rem irked on sighting Soash for the first time. “Yeah,” rejoined another, “but wait till you see the other one.» Days of some fifty years ago when C. D. Amstutz operated a mu sic publishing business in Bluffton were recalled when Mrs. Henry Hu ber brought to the News office one of the song books from the Amstutz press. Music for several of the songs was written by the Bluffton man who possessed a marked nat ural talent for vocal music. Also contained in the book were adver tisements of local firms of that day. Baumgartner, Locher & Co., featur ed “finely tailored suits from $10 to $18” while J. F. Adams, local merchant tailor w’ould fit you out in a made to order suit for $18 to $20. Other advertisers were J. C. Welty, buggies Will Triplett, photograph er Dr. J. J. Sutter, eye, ear, nose and throat specialist Commercial Bank & Savings Co. A. Hauenstein & Sons, druggists, stationery and baseball supplies D. C. Bixel Jewel ry & Music Co. W. P. Agin, poul try dealer “at Johnson’s old stand on Jefferson street Phillips & Huber, proprietors of Park restaurant A. D. Lugibihl, hardware, stoves and enamelware. Of all things—who should turn up at the mayor’s office early Mon day evening with a ticket for park ing violation but Esmond Griffith, Bluffton’s night police. Habitues at the office looked twice just to be sure—but there he was and also there was the ticket—and what’s more there was Marshal Lee Coon waiting for him. Lee who usually equal to any situation was caught a bit off guard and explained that he didn’t know it was Griffiths auto parked in a space at the side of the town hall reserved for police cars. Explanations disclosed that Griffith had originally parked his car there Monday afternoon while he was looking for Coon. The violation charge was quashed and the custom- ary one dollar fine was remitted. He was a homely man with a large nose which he said got that way because he kept it out of other people’s business which gave it a chance to grow. Starting life as a blacksmith, a wealthy man observed him one day as he was giving first aid to a wounded rabbit and offered to send him to medical school which proved the start of his professional career. Patients in Hertzler’s clinic were charged according to their means and one patient, unable to pay was taken care of for three years free. During the depression when the gov ernment ordered little pigs slaught ered, Hertzler who operated a large farm near Halstead refused to com ply instead he opened the gates and invited his neighbors and towns people to come in and help them selves. Comes words from the Geo. Hu bers formerly of Bluffton, now com ortably settled and ready for Ohio visitors in a cozy little white stucco house at 413 N. 12th St., McAllen, Texas, way down in the Rio Grande valley in the midst of the citrus growing region. McAllen, they say is a fast growing city with friendly people, beautiful homes, wide streets and palm trees, shrubs and flowers, together with a large and modernly equipped high school where their son Jim is a student. LaFayette Mrs. Florence Rodney was a Fri day evening guest of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Herr. Miss Ruth Scoles of Lima was a Friday evening guest of Miss Lillian Desenberg. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Brackney spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Brackney and daughter of Battle Creek, Michigan. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Carroll and Mr. Homer Carroll were Wednesday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Grady. The Allen County Farm Bureau Advisory Council No. 13 met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Andrews Wednesday evening. Members pres ent w’ere Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hefner and children, Mr. and Mrs. David Obenour, Mrs. Chester Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. John Thayer, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Inskeep. The ladies of the group will meet Tuesday evening at Mrs. Russell Brackney’s to pack friendship packs to send abroad. Mrs. Viola Richeson of Spencer ville was a Wednesday guest of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Albert. Mrs. Glenna Bullock of Findlay was a week end guest of Mrs. Lou ise Cloore and other friends. House Without Bricks In 3 Weeks WITHOUT LAYING A SINGLE BRICK, Britain is about to replace many of the 1,500,000 homes (1 out of every 3) destroyed or damaged during the w’ar with the new two-story, semi-detached, permanent Cranwell House. Now ready for mass production, these white stuccoed, red-roofed houses will go up on blitzed sites, about $13,000 a pair. Each pair can be built in 3 weeks, largely by unskilled work ers, regardless of weather. A framework of steel girders supports the sloped roof, pictured top, after which hollow slabs of burnt clay, 3 ft. by 9 ins., are dropped into position and plastered over. The stair case arrives complete, takes 15 minutes to install. The finished prod uct, pictured bottom, features for home comfort a coke fire in the living room, electric wall fires in the 3 bedrooms, labor-saving kitchen with gas stove, a well-equipped bathroom, lots of cupboard space. Newspapers thruout the country last week carried the photogrcph of Dr. Arthur E. Hertzler, 76-year-old surgeon and writer, who died at the clinic which he founded in Halstead, Kansas. Dr. Hertzler, who achieved nation wide acclaim as author of the book “Horse and Buggy Doctor” was per sonally known to Mrs. Robert Mur ray of Thurman street, a native of Eldorado, Kansas, some 60 miles from Halstead. Mrs. Murray’s father, H. L. Sat terlee, of Eldorado, was a patient in the Hertzler clinic some 20 years ago, and the Bluffton woman re called last week some of the many anecdotes connected with the eccen tric doctor. THE BTlKFFro\ NEWS./ BLUFFTON. OHIO Pandora Mr. and Mrs. Iner Basinger spent the week end in Parkersburg, W. Va. The Gilboa W. C. T. U. members were guests of the Pandora W. C. T. U. Tuesday evening in the home of Mrs. Walter Geiger. Jack Gibson of Cincinnati was a guest of Rolland Reichenbach last Friday and Saturday. Mrs. Menno Amstutz of Wapak formerly of this place is visiting at the Kempf home and with other friends here. Ben Leiby of Akron, formerly of here, is calling on friends this week. Word has been received that Al bert Deitler formerly of here suffer ed a heart attack recently. He is at Percy Jones Hospital, Battle Creek, Mich. Mrs. Alvin Longsdorf of Bluffton entertained the Pandora Advance Club in her home on Saturday. Mrs. Zella Krohn spent Monday in Findlay. A recital given by the pupils of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lehman on Monday evening was well attended. Rolland Reichenbach spent the week end in Fort Wayne, Ind. Miss Jane Davies of North Balti more spent the week end at her home here. Bernard Davies and Don Gratz en listed in the service and went to Col umbus one day last week. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Seitz and sons of Ottawa spent Sunday even ing with her brother Mr. and Mrs. Marion Stoody and Nancy. Eddie Neuenschwander has been in disposed the past week. Elrose Mr. and Mrs. Loren Schaller and family spent Friday evening with the Emerson Neff family. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Meyer and Miss Barbara Ellen Meyer of New Knoxville and Miss Meyer of Lan caster, Pa., called Sunday evening in the Thomas Koontz home. Union prayer services at the Olive Branch church Thursday evening. Mrs. George Kimmel entertained the Liberty Chapel L. A. S. last Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. George Bame and family were Sunday dinner guests at the Emerson Neff home. Callers at the Arthur Nonnamaker home the past week were, James Anderson, Eugene Bish, Robert Koontz, Mrs. N. B. Steinman, Meri lyn Neff, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stauffer, and Lendon Basinger. Mrs. Wright Klingler and Mrs. Thomas Koontz called on Mrs. How ard Eddinger and new daughter Jean Ann, Wednesday afternoon. Callers on Mr. and Mrs. Ami Nonnamaker the past week were Mrs. Cora Nusser of Findlay, Rev. and Mrs. Irvin Kauffman, Mt. Cory, A. S. Pifer, John and Fern Koch, Bessie Arnold, of Bluffton, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Elzay, Clifford Koontz, Chas. Nonnamaker, Jack Klingler, of Ada, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Non namaker and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Klingler, Mrs. J. C. Cly mer and Mrs. Arthur Nonnamaker. No man ever got lost on a straight road. —Abraham Lincoln. LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE HAULING Every Load Insured STAGER BROS. Bluffton. Ohio Rockport Rev. and Mrs. E. N. Bigelow of Bluffton were entertained at dinner Monday evening of last week in the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Marshall. Mrs. Roscoe Aiderman of Port Clin ton spent a couple days the past week with Mrs. Walter Cupp and family. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Marshall and daughter Malinda of Urbana were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Mar shall one day last week. Farm Bureau Council No. 4 will meet with Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Bucher Wednesday evening of next week. Mr. and Mrs. Milton Downs and sons Paul and Wallace of Lima were Tuesday evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Marshall and their son Pfc. Robert Marshall of Grand Island. Neb., who is here on furlough. Miss Edythe Cupp who underwent surgery at Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Cleveland several weeks ago, con tinues to slowly improve at her home here. Mr. and Mrs. Lysle Cahill and daughter Lynne of Cleveland spent the week end in the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Marshall of this place and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cahill in Bluffton. An interesting meeting of the Pres byterian missionary society was held in the home of Mrs. Guy Mayberry ist Wednesday afternoon at which new’ programs were handed out and plans made to attend the Presbyterial meeting to be held at the First Pres byterian Church in Findlay, Tuesday of next week. Mrs. Walter Cupp, Mrs. William and Mrs. Harold Marshall were a mong those who attended the Sept ember meeting of the Au Revoir Club held in the home of Mrs. Aaron Ililty in Pandora last Thursday. Mr. A. F. Fullerton spent the past week w’ith his grandson Mr. Connor Stewart and family near Bluffton. Mrs. Alice Bodell returned Friday after spending the week with her son Mr. George Harsh and family in To ledo. Mrs. Donald Rockhill w’as brought to the home of her mother Mrs. Thomas Foulkes last Friday after be ing a patient in Memorial Hospital in Lima for nearly a week. Mrs. Charles Van Meter underwent a goiter operation at St. Rita’s Hos pital in Lima, Saturday, after taking treatment there for more than a week. Miss Madeline Bixel of Fostoria, Mr. and Mrs. Lysle Cahill and daugh ter Lynne of Cleveland, and Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Marshall and their son Pfc. Robert Marshall of Grand Island, Neb. were Friday evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Mar shall. Mr. and Mrs. Gid Burkholder of Bluffton were Sunday dinner guests "ofc"ofc of Mr. and Mrs. John Burkholder. Mr. Thomas Foulkes has been in rather serious condition the past week following major surgery in Lima Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Lysle Cahill of Cleveland, Miss Madeline Bixel oLFostoria, Mrs. F. C. Marshall and Mrs. Orlo Mar shall attended a meeting of the Ad vance Club of Pandora which met w’ith Mrs. A. J. B. Longsdorf in Bluff ton Saturday afternoon. The meeting and program w*as in honor of Charter members of the Club. A group of friends who have an annual get-to-gether, motored to the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Harsh in Toledo, Sunday Sept. 8, for a pic nic dinner and day of visiting. Those present included Mr. and Mrs. Ray Marshall and Mr. and Mrs. Madison Stewart of Orange Twp., Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rockhill of Napoleon, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Fruchey, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Hauenstein, Mr. and Mrs. Cloyce Kidd, Mr. and Mrs. Ern est Freet and Mrs. Alice Bodell. The Equity Union Creamery Com- pany put on an even ment and refreshme trons at a meeting I and Mrs. Delmer I Mrs. Walter Cupp and daughter Marj Will Alth Mrs Levi of entertain s for its pa i in the H. S aturday th Pandora those frc GAS *a- yvitb th€ l?eW* OR p®4-6 rnvch*t'es* tet heate*s fealty c'iaSe ao-evefy1: c0ough to wait* Ttfater gfce woe to tuppX* wpply nun Mrs Mr i were and their Dayt Richa nd upp, Mr. and id daughter Jan st Freet and ius and daught A group of relatives from this community attended the wedding of Miss Dortha Bridenbaugh daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Err Bridenbaugh of this vicinity, and Mr. Robert Gratz son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Gratz of near Bluffton which took place in the Methodist Church in Pandora Friday evening September 6th, with Rev. A. C. Schultz of Chicago receiving the The group included Mr. and Mrs. Cloyce Kidd and daughter Helen, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Freet and daughter Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cook and daughter Betty, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Fruchey and son Emerson and daugh ter Martha, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Kidd, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Van Meter, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Anderson and Mrs. William Weick. The Friendly Neighbors Club will gather in the home of Mrs. William Stephens for the September meeting and the following program will be given: Song Roll Call Our Price less Heritage “McGuffey and His Readers” Mrs. Charles Cook “My Personal Pioneering” Mrs. Stan ley Salter. The meeting was in charge PAGE SEVEN of the new officers who are: Pres. Mrs. Willard Cherry V. Pres.-Mrs. Clyde Van Meter Secy.-Mrs. Frank Hall Treas.-Mrs. William Stephens Pianist-Mrs. Charles Beemer Choris ter-Mrs. Stanley Salter Flower Com. -Mrs. Louis Van Meter. The Abraham Taylor descendents held a family reunion at City Park in Lima Sunday, which was attended by about 75 relatives. There were ten children in the family and all but one of the ten family groups were repres ented at Sunday’s gathering. Mrs. Albert Mayberry of Beaverdam is the only survivor of the original family. Among those who attended who are well known to our readers are Adrian Taylor who flew here from his home in Santa Anna, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Taylor of Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bassitt of Dayton, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cook and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mayberry’ of Beaverdam, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Freet and daughter Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Fruchey and son Emerson and daughter Martha, Mr. and Mrs. Cloyce Kidd and daughter Helen, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cook and son Lloyd and daughter Betty’ and Mr. and Mrs. Chris Gratz of Bluffton. Mr. and Sirs. Clarence Cook of Lima. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Welty of Bluffton and the Walker and Pike evangelists who are holding services at the Missionary Church in Bluffton, were Saturday’ afternoon callers in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Am that Mr. rmer resident of this of Canton, had been Dr. and Mrs. M. R. Bixel and son Paul Don of Bluffton. Miss Mad eline Bixel of Fostoria and Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Marshall and son Pfc. Robert Marshall of Grand Island, Neb., were Sunday dinner guests of Eli, Mary and Barbara Steiner of near Pandora. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Marshall and son Robert were entertained at din ner Monday* at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Downs of Lima. D. C. BIXEL, O. b. GORDON BIXEL, O.D^ 122 South Main EYESIGHT SSWTUJSTS Office Howwr-STloA./M.—5:30 P. M. Evenings: Mon., Wed 4 Fri., Sat. 7:00 to 8:00 P. M. Cloned Tyuraday Afternoon. Francis Basjhger, D. D. S Evan Basinger, D. D. S. Telephone 271-W Bluffton, Ohio HOT WATER WHEN and WHERE yow want it.... with an AUTOMATIC -GAS WATER HEATER Any hour, any day, any night there’s plenty of hot water, really hot when it’s supplied by a new, modern, automatic GAS water heater. No need to worry—use all you want for dishes and laundry there’ll be plenty left for baths. Come in and ask us about these new Gas water heaters. West Ohio Has Co. O FOR BATHS, too. 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