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Husband Of Former Bluffton Woman Dies John William Stout, 82, retired building corpenter died at his home in Sullivan, Mo., September 3, ac cording to word received here the first of the week. His wife who survives is the former Myrtle Henkle, daughter of the late Henry Henkle and also a cister of Mrs. Wm. Fox of South Lawn avenue. The couple was mar ried in 1906. Also surviving are three children, Paul of Richmond, Calif., Warren Roy of Sullivan and Mrs. Helen Farrer of Maplewood, Mo., together with five children from a previous marriage. Funeral services were held at Sul livan on Thursday, September 5 followed by burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery at that place. Stout, a native of Patterson, Ohio, who formerly lived at Ada, helped construct buildings for the St. Louis World’s fair more than forty years ago. Later he moved to a farm near Sullivan and afterward moved to town there. Lucretia Johnson Weds Fostoria Man Miss Lucretia Johnson, a former Bluffton High school student, and daughter of Mrs. Viola Johnson, of Ada, has wed James R. Gunn, of Fostoria. The bride completed her schooling in Ada, after moving there several years ago, and the groom served three years in the Army. The cou ple are living in Fostoria. Virgil Shellenbarger Weds Ruthella Rettig Miss Ruthella E. Rettig, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Rettig, of Arlington, became the bride of Vir gil 0. Shellenbarger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Shellenbarger, of Route 1, Bluffton, in a ceremony at Trin ity Lutheran church in Jenera, Fri day afternoon. The double-ring ceremony was per formed by Rev. Walter Voss, with members of the immediate families in attendance. The bride graduated from Arling ton High school in 1944 and has been employed as a typist for the Ohio Oil Co. Shellenbarger is a graduate of Gilboa High school, in the class of 1939, and served in the army three years. He now is engaged in farm ing. The couple will reside at Benton Ridge. T 4*1 & •41 Jo-Burt Jr. Exclusive line for the smart set. An all wool dress priced at •pJLvJ.tztJ The tape Co. For Vigor and Health- include meat in your menu. Always ready to serve you. SWANK BROS. Fresh and Salt Meats Old Age Pensions Boosted By 20% Increases of 20 per cent in food and clothing grants for Ohio’s 117, 550 old-age pensioners, including those in the Bluffton area, will be effective in November, according to an order issued last week by State Welfare Director Frazier Reams. Responsible for the increase was a survey of aid for the aged needs, indicating that larger grants were necessary. Average old age pension payment for Ohio last September was $32.62. Elrose Rev. and Mrs. Herbert Graham and family of Waynesville and Miss Mary Heddin of Mt. Eden, Kentucky, were Thursday and Friday visitors at the D. D. Williamson home. Miles E. Brickey of Detroit, Mich, spent Thursday night at the Williamson home. Mr, and rs. Arthur Nonnamaker, daughter Kaye and Mrs. Emmelin Nonnamaker spent Wednesday even ing at the Lendon Basinger home. Mr. and Mrs. Wade Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. Carson Marshall and son Merlin, John Williamson and Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Williamson attended fun eral services in Portland, Ind. Sunday for a cousin who had been killed in an automobile accident. Honoring Mr. and Mrs. Leland Stratton of Longview, Texas and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stratton and son Walter of El Dorado, Ark., who are visiting at the M. J. Stratton home, a reunion was held Sunday at the Black school house. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Stratton, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Christman and son Terry- of California, Mrs. Alfred Kloetzly of Salem, O., Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Christ man and family, Mrs. Fred Iller, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Christman and son James all of Findlay, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Stratton and sons of West Jefferson, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Strat ton and daughter Mary Jo of Pauld ing, Mr. and Mrs. Wright Klingler and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Cly I mer, Miss Anna Mary Crow of Find lay, Miss Marcella Diltz of Jenera, Miss Donna Hagerman of Bluffton, Miss Mary Koontz and Sandra and Eugene Crates of Arlington, June Gallant, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Bell and family of Marysville, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Emmans and sons of Bluffton, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bell and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Montgomery and family, Harold Bell, Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Steinman, Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Koontz and family and Jack Koontz all, of Bluffton, J. O. Koontz of Jen era, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Koontz and son and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Nonna maker and family. Callers the past week at the Ami Nonnamaker home were Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Nonnamaker, Mrs. Lucinda Koontz, Clifford Koontz, Mrs. Henry Koontz and son Robert, Chas Nonna maker, Walter Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Eddinger and Robert, Mr. and Mrs. Art Nonnamaker and daughter Kaye, John and Fem Koch, Sam Gorby, Grover Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Agin, Mrs. Nelson Hiestand, Mrs. Mary Hartman and son Cloyce of Hoytville, Mrs. J. D. Clymer, Rev. and Mrs. Irvin Kauff man of Mt. Cory, Mr. and Mrs. Al bert Gossman, Bess Arnold of Bluff ton, Scott Eddinger, Russell Elzay, C. C. Klingler and family and Howard Nonnamaker and family. Pleasant Hill Mr. and Mrs. Zahrand and Vera spent Sunday at the Mike Gleason home. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hover also call ed at the Gleason home. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Brauen called at the Carl Zender home in New Riegel Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Welty visited Sunday evening at the home of Paul Faze. Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Barnes called at the Will Stager home in Jenera Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stratton and family, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bell and family, Mr. Jess Stratton and Mrs. Troup were Sunday callers at the Orton Stratton home. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Younkman and family called on Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips! Sunday. Apple-Moth Control Probably the one practice in apple orchard sanitation which helps most in codling moth control is removing rough bark by spraying. Francis Basinger, D. D. S Evan Basingpf, D. D. S. Telephone 271-W Bluffton, Ohio Here l» a simple Way to relieve Itching, burning end soreness off simple piles. rvfiMMfar you ar« »«t MtlsfUC UNGUENTINE RECTAL CONES ifNorwich): Sidney’s Drug Shop Four days of special services will mark the 100th anniversary celebra tion of the Mt. Cory Zion Evangelical church, starting Wednesday night of this week. Marking the growth of the church from its beginning in the home of Rev. Henry Longbrake back in 1846, anniversary sendees will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights, and all day on Saturday. Wednesday evening’s opening ser vice will have Rev. E. E. Overmyer, Lindsey, a returned missionary from China, as the speaker. The sendee has been designated as missionary night. Thursday evening’s senice wdll be in charge of the men’s group, with Rev. C. W. Ruhlman, Canton, a form er pastor, as the speaker. The Evangelical Youth Fellowship group will conduct the special ser vice on Friday, with a program to be presented by the young people of the Flat Rock home. Rally day wdll be observed at the final sendees at 9:30 o’clock Sunday morning and at two o’clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. D. L. Caldwell, Tole do, former presiding elder, wdll ad Mt. Cory Evangelical Church Will Mark 100th Anniversary Of Founding THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO dress the morning sendee, following the regular Sunday school session. Rev. F. A. Firestone, Fremont, pres ent presiding elder, will be the speak er at the afternoon communion ser vice, followdng a special centennial obsenance. All evening meetings throughout the week will open at eight o’clock. Each service wdll in clude special music. Founded by Rev. J. G. Zinser, pre siding elder, Zion church had as its charter members, Rev. and Mrs. Longbrake, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gressley and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Zeller. Immigrants from Pennsylvan ia and other parts of Ohio increased the membership considerably in 1848 and the first Sunday school was or ganized in the spring of 1849. A frame structure was built as a house of worship in 1853. A Bishop Long dedicated the building, preach ing in the German language, while Rev. A. E. Dreisbach preached in the English language. The present church building, a brick and stone structure, was com pleted in 1875 under the ministry of Rev. William Wonder. The ground Better Service to You......... The complete personnel of the store will be on duty the entire store week. This should result in the most efficient service to you of which the store organization is capable—less waiting, fresher and better-cared-for merchandise, more completely stocked shelves and displays, better overall store "housekeeping.” w’as deeded by N. H. Falk to Isaac Watkins, David Comer, George Won der and Andrew’ Link, trustees of the church. Although not the oldest member of the congregation, Andrew’ Bender has been a member of the church since a round 1878. During the war, 38 young men from the church were in the military ser vice. Rev. Irvin Kauffman, pastor, is starting his seventh year as leader of the 100-year-old institution. Other ministers have been D. Klein felter, D. Wonder, George Haley, J. G. Kissle, C. A. Munk, Frederick Freck, Henry Hampe, C. M. Reinhold, S. Hoy, Andrew Lambert, Phillip Rutt, J. J. Kopp, John Stull, William Wonder, Abraham Shaffer, P. R. B. Peer, C. W. Ruhlman and A. E. Mc Vey, Beecher W. Powell, A. C. Cold iron, A. J. Foreman, and O. D. Myers. Birthday Gathering In honor of his 80th birthday an niversary, a party of 40 relatives and friends gathered for dinner and supper at the home of Jim Vertner in Beaverdam, Sept. 15. Vertner w’as for many years rural mail car rier. Those present came from Sid ney, Lakeview’, Lima, Beaverdam and viciinity. The A & Announces A New Pattern in Food Merchandising EFFECTIVE ON and AFTER SEPT. 30 THE A&P FOOD STORE IN BLUFFTON WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAYS A 5-day store week is being established after extensive study and experiment in the belief that it will mean: We solicit the cooperation of our customers to the end that these advantages may be fully realized The purchase of sufficient supplies to last the family over both Sunday and Monday will prevent any inconveni ence. Since Monday food purchases are only a small percent age of the weekly total, no serious dislocation of our cus tomers' shopping habits should result. Our store will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at regular hours to give you the most courteous and efficient service of which it is cap able. A&P FOOD STORES Rockport Pfc. Robert Marshall, who spent a twenty day furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Marshall, left Saturday to return to Grand Island Airfield, Grand Island, Neb. Mrs. Fred Grismore of Gainsville, Fla. recently spent several days with Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Marshall, leaving here Monday for Grand Rapids, Mich., where she has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. Ella Stull, for several weeks. A most interesting meeting of the Profit and Pleasure Club was held in the home of Mrs. Harry Mayberry near Columbus Grove last Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Mayberry who col lects antique glassware, especially pitchers, showed and gave a most in structive talk on her large collection of lovely antiques. Following her talk each member ex hibited and told about one of her choice possessions in the antique line. Dainty refreshments were served during the social hour. Mrs. Wagley of Bluffton and Mrs. Reed Mayberry of Columbus Grove w’ere guests. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Whisler of Oceanside, Calif., who had gotten as far as III. on their w’ay home, return ed here a couple of days last w’eek on account of the serious illness of his brother Mr. Clarence Whisler of near Better Living for Store Employes Several years ago, the A&P gave its employes the first 5-day week in the history of the retail food industry. Now our store employes will have two full consecutive days of leisure ... A short "vacation” each week for which they can plan ... A privilege equal to that enjoyed by the employes of many other industries. THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 1945 Bluffton, who suffered a heart at tack. Mrs. Helen Worthington and Mrs. Evelyn Beals of Bluffton, Mrs. Walt er Marshall and Mrs. Orlo Marshall attended a meeting of Past Matrons of District No. 8 O. E. S. held in Leip sic last Thursday. Bluffton was chosen as the next meeting place with Mrs. Evelyn Beals as president. Mrs. Fred Grismore of Gainsville, Fla. and Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Marshall were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Miller and daughter Faith of Pandora. In Memoriam In loving memory of my husband Frank E. Houston w’ho lost his life in New Guinea tw’o years ago, Sep tember 28, 1944. There’s an open gate at the end of the road, Thru w’hich each must go alone And there is a light w’e cannot see, Our Father claims His own. Beyond that gate our loved one Finds happiness and rest And there is comfort in the thought That a loving God know’s best. Marjorie Houston News want-ads bring results.