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THURSDAY, JAN, 9, 1947
January—named for the old Ro
man deity Janus, the doorkeeper—
he of the two faces—looking back
ward into the old year and forward
into the new year and speaking
of looking forward, some of the early
birds are already planning their
spring gardening—at least the post
men are delivering seed catalogs—
wish we could raise flowers and gar
en truck like the pictures and
local mutual insurance boards get
ting statements ready for the annual
meetings next Saturday and farm
institute in two weeks—they call
them community institutes now
and just to keep the record straight
we are setting down the fact that we
had a white New Year’s day and
ice-covered streets for a week there
after last Friday night when old
man winter threw the book at us
with a mixture of rain, snow and
sleet the town clock finally couldn’t
take it any longer and stopped at
1:45 Saturday morning and that
raise in light rates will clip every
Do you need your
roofs repaired,
Female Do
Male Dog
spouting done or
furnace repaired?
J. A. Leatherman
The Sheet Metal Man
107 S. Main Street
Phone 152-W Bluffton
3 TO
Residents of
may purchase IS
from Zelma Ingal
at the Communi
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Meet The
household in Bluffton—except one—
thev saV there’s only one dwelling in
town without electric current service
we’ve come a long way since the
gay nineties when Bluffton’s streets
were lighted by kerosene lamps
and it looks as if we’re going into a
new era of air travel with journeys
measured in hours instead of days
and weeks—Charlie Hankish flies
home from Syria in 28 hours after
four months visiting in his old home
town—and Catherine Gratz and Viola
Welty returning by plane to the mis
sion field in Africa Bluffton re
tailers busy with inventory-taking
this week—they say that trade since
the holidays has been surprisingly
good egg prices drifting to low
er levels as seasonal production in
creases and butter prices down—
some forecasts predict 50-cent butter
by June.
Highlights we remembered from
the past year—three fatalities—Otis
Leiber struck by a car while crossing
the street in the business section
two industrial fatalities—Edward
Scheele at the Bluffton Stone plant
and a lineman from Dover electrocu
ted in an accident at the Central O
hio Light & Power company’s gener
ating station here ... it was the
coldest August in 57 years and
the driest September in history
and the council ended the controver
sy by putting the town permanently
on slow time and there was no
mosquito control—but plenty of mos
quitoes and the high school base
ball team trailing Lima St. Gerard’s
12 to 0 rang up 13 runs in the last
three innings to win 13 tj 12 in a
Garrison finish.
Ice covered streets the past week
have brought forth a lot of ideas for
pedestrians’ non-skid footwear. One
of the most novel is that of putting
adhesive tape on shoe soles. Those
who have tried it say it really works.
For the second successive year,
Joyce Irene Elliott, 21-months old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford
Elliott of West Kibler street has been
featured in the New Year’s issue of
The Toledo Blade as young 1947
making its initial bow. The photo
graphs were taken by her father and
present the young lady in some at
tractive poses.
Bluffton can ill-afford the loss
which it sustained in the death of
Don Conrad last week. He combined
a keen intellect and mature judgment
with a sense of civic responsibility
and gave in full measure of his time
and talent to many activities for the
promotion of community wellbeing.
Death in his early forties has cut
short many years of public service
which might have otherwise benefit
ted his home town. We need more
men like| Don.
A telephone call from Seattle,
Washington, early Tuesday morning
came to the Forrest Steinmans from
wer you’ll find the Massey-Harris ”81“ the prao
uirements. Husky four cylinder, high compression
pull two 14-inch bottoms under normal conditions...
a 22-inch separator or power take-off combine,
maximum visibility for planting or cultivating
rows faster, easier work. Yet with all its "big
For economical 2-plow
heal answer to your
engine delivers power
ample power to oper
Trim, clean lines allo
and that means straight i
tractor" features the
includes: Self-starter and battery ignition automotive type dash thermostat
__________JI" actually costs little more than small 1-plow
less than comparable 2-plow tractors. Standard equipment
automatic spark control full platform swinging drawbar. Whether you need
an all-purpose tractor for a smaller farm or auxiliary power far a large
farm, you'll like the way the "81” measures up to your needs.
Ro matter what your power requirements are, there's a Massey-Harris mode
to fit your farm. The light 2-plow 81 full 2-plow 101 Junior 3-plow 101 Senior
and the 4-5 plow 203 are all power-plus
tractors with features that mean more work
per day per dollar. Keep your eye on
Mo«sey-Harris for better-built ... better
engineered farm equipment
E. F. Schmidt, Prop.
105 E. Elm Street Bluffton phone 260-W
Open Saturday Evenings
their daughter Betty who landed late
Monday after an ocean voyage from
Japan where she has been engaged
in Red Cross service for the past
year. The liner Arcadia on which she
sailed, due in Seattle last Saturday
was delayed for two days by a storm,
one of the most severe of the winter.
She is expected home next week.
When you are a long way from
home—halfway around the world—
anything from Bluffton looks good.
And that’s what happened to Charlie
Hankish, Bluffton confectioner while
over in Syria. Imagine his surprise
when he spied a Triplett meter on a
small electric generator set near Bei
rut. He could scarcely believe his
eyes until he read "Bluffton, Ohio,
U. S. A.,” in the familiar small let
ters at the bottom of the dial—and
right then and there he gave the as
sembled natives a first-hand pep
talk about the advantages of indus
trial Bluffton as one of the best spots
in America.
And from Scotland writes Barbara
Joyce Hauenstein Tod that she had
heard the singing of "The Messiah”
twice the past year and on two con
tinents—at Easter time in Beirut,
Syria and on Christmas night in Ed
inburgh, where she now lives. The
only other time she had heard it a
way from Bluffton was in Nashville,
Tennessee, one hour after Pearl Har
bor—otherwise she always had par
ticipated with the orchestra when it
was given here at the Christmas sea
Comes from Lloyd Murray a num
ber of editions of the Bluffton News
of some forty years ago. The papers
found among effects of the late T.
H. Mohler and sent here by the lat
ter’s son, Earl Mohler of Birming
ham, Alabama. Among the issues
was a special industrial and trade ed
ition published) by the Bluffton News
in 1904. Frank Eaton was mayor at
that time and Russell Day postmast
er. Bankers were Frank Scott, N. W.
Cunningham, Simon Herr and John
Bixel. Noah and Nahum Basinger
operated the furniture store and Fred
Bigler the meat market. B. F. Biery
edited the News, N. C. Hirschy was
president of Bluffton college and H.
O. Frederick had a dental office over
Andrewr Hauenstein’s drug store and
Wes Mitchell operated the pharmacy,
nowr Sidney’s Drug shop. E. C. Aker
man was superintendent of schools.
A. D. Lugibihl ran the hardware,
Will Triplett was the photographer,
J. E. Lugibill operated the Daylight
store, handling drygoods. D. C. Bixel
was the jewler and optician, J. W.
Kimmel ran the lumbermill and Will
iam Euller the flour mill. J. C. Welty
was the farm implement dealer and
Wilhelm Amstutz and his father
John Amstutz operated the stone
quarry. These are only a few of the
men who were prominent in Bluff
ton two score years ago.
Miss Martha Mathews of Tipp
City spent several days here with
her father, James Mathews and
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ermel and
children of Dayton were recent eve
ning dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Hiram Krohn and family.
Mr. Arthur Chadboume of Bridge
ton, Maine, arrived here Saturday
to spend sometime with his sister,
Rev. and Mrs. Michael Ringenburg
and family and their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. W. Chadboume. Arthur
is here to receive his Commercial In
structor’s Pilot license at the Pan
dora Skyriders Inc. Airport.
Mrs. Richard Krohn is helping
care for her mother, Mrs. John Goed
de of Ottawa, who fell last Friday,
breaking her hip.
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Hilty and
family spent one day last week with
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Lehman of New’
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reese at
tended a business meeting at Colum
bus last week end.
Chester Hefner, a teacher in the
local school and a group of Junior
boys returned from their trip to the
South during the holiday season.
They went as far south as Key West.
Paul Gene and Jerry’ Stahl spent
the past week with their grandpar
ents, Mr. and Mrs. D. U. McCullough.
Mrs. Charles Reese has been called
to the bedside of her mother, Mrs.
Roa Wineman of Gilboa, who is ser
iously ill.
Infant Dies
Funeral services were held at
10:30 a. m. Monday at the Harris
Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, for
Anita Lee Stollberg, 10 months, who
died Friday of pneumonia in Mem
orial hospital.
In addition to her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Stollberg, she is sur
vived by her-sister, Sue Annette, 2
her grandmothers, Mrs. Myra Stoll
berg of Toledo and Mrs. Virginia
Davies and a great grandfather, C.
C. Corson, both of Pandora.
Rev. M. F. Ringenburg of the Pan
dora Methodist church conducted the
services and burial was made in the
Pandora cemetery.
The following from out of town at
tended the funeral of Anita Lee
Stollberg on Monday: Mrs. Myra
Stollberg and daughter Louise of To
ledo, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Savio and
mother of North Baltimore, Alice
Davies of Chillicothe, and Mrs. Golda
Wilson of Dayton.
News want ads bring results.
Mt Cory
Russell Sutton underwent an ap
pendicitis operation at the Bluffton
Community hospital, Thursday.
Mt Cory farmer’s institute Jan.
15th. Three sessions to be held at
a one day meeting in the high school
auditorium. These sessions at 10:30
a. m. and 1:30 in the afternoon and
at 8 o’clock in the evening will be
conducted according to the institute’s
executive committee headed by the
president Clyde Warren. Others as
sisting in the program are secretary,
Mrs. Howard Benroth vice president,
Leland Frantz treasurer, Mrs. Stan
ley Wagner Mrs. Floyd Moyer, Rus
sell Elzay, H. R. Severns, Mrs. A. E.
King, Lynn Cuppies, Lehr Reese,
community music.
A new" business will be located in
this vicinity in the near future and
will be under the management of
Mrs. Ruth Huber.
The roads in and around this area
have been a glare of ice. Due to the
slippery roads there was no school
as driving was dangerous.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Huber w’ere
New Year’s day dinner guests of Mrs.
Cora McGeorge and family at Lima.
Raymond Tuttle returned from a
tw’o W’eeks visit with friends and rela
tives in Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. Mullett and Mr. and
Mrs. Moyer of Chicago, were home
to attend the funeral of their father,
Lawrence Wise. Also Mrs. Ethel
Hess, Wade Wise of Mansfield,
Ralph Wise of Brooksville The sud
den passing of Mr. Wise was a
shock to the community and has left
the town without a justice of the
peace, the office he had held for
quite a few’ years.
Mrs. Bert Naylor attended a party
Friday evening at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. John Watkins in Bluffton.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jones w’ere Sun
day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
George Quimby.
Lehr Green has a new" Studebaker.
Bert Naylor has been enjoying a
week’s vacation from his work at the
Cooper Tire plant.
Mr. and Mrs. George Quimby and
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Huber w’ere
Thursday evening callers in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jones.
Betty Balister has returned to her
teaching duties in Rochester, Mich.,
after spending the holidays with rel
Chester Huber called Sunday even
ing on Mr. and Mrs. Bert Naylor.
J. E. Jones has been laid up with
the grippe the past week.
The Farmers Mutual telephone
held a meeting Friday evening and
the rates were raised to help meet
1947 expenses.
Wires were broken dowm and the
community was without electricity
offers a choice of many routes to
If you choose to go South to
Summer this Winter you’ll be
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for the trip. You can take
your choice of many scenic
routes, go one way return
another, stop-over en route.
And just look at these amaz
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One Rd.
W»y Trip
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New Orleans 13.25 23.85
Miami ....... 17.75 31.95
Los Angeles __ 38.30 68.95
San Francisco __ 38.30 68.95
San Diego —__ 38.30 68.95
Not including transporation tax
abut three hours Friday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Klammer at
tended thv fuiir-iai vf DuhaVvji Con
rad at Bluffton. Sunday. Mrs. Klam
mer was a sister. The restaurant
here was closed for the day.
William Adams called Sunday on
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Huber.
Mrs. Charles White and daughter
Marlyn returned home after spend
ing the holidays in Michigan.
June Fritz returned to California
where she is attending school. She
spent the holidays with her parents
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fritz and sister,
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Carr and son
and daughter and Clarence Jones, Jr.,
were recent supper guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Reiter and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Reiter en
tertained the following guests at a
Newr Year’s Eve supper Mr. and Mrs.
Floyd Moyer, Mr. and Mrs. Morris
Dye, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Shaffer
and Mr. and Mrs. Eldon King.
A family dinner was held in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Harkness
recently. Those present were Mr. and
Mrs. Clayton Harkness of Bluffton,
Mr. and Linheart of North Baltimore
and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Watkins and
family of near Findlay.
place of
M. Ea
her for
Ida Zoe Eavey. whose last known
residence was 1213 Broadway. Ft.
Indiana, is hereby notified 'that Job/
vey has filed his petition /fcgaiuft
divorce, custody of minor clildrdh, and other
equitable relief on the srrourrM rfoks neg
lect of duty artd extreme /.Afelty. in Case
Number 37354 of tha' ©aerftnon Pleas Court
of Allen County, Ohiwr and that said cause
will be for hearing on or about six weeks
after the date of the first publication of this
F. W. Durbin.
Attorney for Plaintiff 43
Hybrid Corns
One of the chief reasons why
adapted hybrid corns outyield the
open pollinated varieties is that no
barren stalks are found in the hy
brid corn.______________________
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Boy Scout News
roop 56
Highlighting the reunion of grads,
scouts ami seuuters of troop 5G held
recently at the Mennonite church was
was screening of a motion picture
film of Shawnee Camp at Defiance,
and a report of the Winter Camp
held there recently in which a num
ber of Bluffton Scouts participated.
The Winter Camp was attended by
Bob Neuenschwander, Charles Trip
plehorn, Bob Stratton, Ken Oberly,
Bill Amstutz, David Bixel and John
Purpose of the camp period—to
train youngsters to take care of
themselves under adverse camping
conditions—proved a reality. Rain,
cold, snow’ and plenty of ice gave not
only the scouts but the instructors a
real test in scouting.
Of the nearly 70 boys in camp all
came through with flying colors. No
illness and all ended the period in
good condition and spirits.
The boys are all enthusiastic about
the winter camp which was the third
time held at Shawnee Camp. A meet-
100 tool
,50 250j
Every farmer know
are at an all-time hijj
money being made ij
today than ever bef
of American agriculfi
est of all protein-gijki
that hog prices
there’s more
the hog business
ire in the history
lure the great-
___ protein-gibing feeds for pigs
and growing hogs is skim milk the
only way to make money fast in the
hog business is to (separate your milk
and feed the skim to your hogs
The Page Dairy do. will pay a high
price for your sous cream call or
drop us a postal cafd and our field serv
ice representative
farm and explain
price for cream en
valuable skim mill
most for nothing.,-
will stop by your
the present high
ibles you to get that
for your hogs, al-
ing of the Order of The Arrow was
held during the camp session. Bluff
tor. scoutr. participating in the ritu
als were Bill Amstutz, Bob Stratton,
Charles Trippiehorn and Ken Oberly.
Members of the order are chosen
by the various troops during summer
camp and selected for their ability
as outstanding campers.
A pot luck supper held during the
reunion proved to be a real feed with
many old scooters attending the sup
per and program.
Old timers attending were: Armin
Hauenstein, scoutmaster back in the
early days Rev. Cramer, Dr. J. S.
Schultz, Dr. Gordon Bixel, Millard
Oberly, C. F. Niswander, Robert Lu
ginbuhl, Nelson Steiner, Karl Gable,
Paul Wingate, Gerhard Buhler, and
Leo Gruss, scout executive.
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About Getting
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Now Is
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