THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 1947
Winter here with all the trappings
winds blowing a gale and temp
eratures near zero plumbers
busy thawing out frozen pipes and
the usual crop of stranded motorists
with dead batteries crowding parages
the younger set taking the
situation in their stride and skating
on the Buckeye custom butch
ering on farms in full swing—wish
someone would bring us some good
country sausage and twenty
years ago ice harvest would have
been a major project with Charlie
Hankish and Bigler’s filling their
storage houses for next summer—
nowadays all that’s necessary is to
flip a switch and there’s ice when
ever it’s wanted times change—
just like the institute—and by the
way Bluffton put out the welcome
mat for rural folk attending the in
stitute Wednesday and ,Thursday
remember when it used to be
the farmers institute—now it’s the
community institute for everybody—
and you’re invited to attend the
get better acquainted with your
neighbors and farming has
changed, too—tractors and electric
ity do the work—some farms don’t
even have a single horse and
congratulations to Councilman Cleon
Triplett who birthdayed Monday....
Filling stations here are serving
as a convenient location for house
trailers this winter. Besides those
mentioned in this column' last week,
two employees at the electric gen
erating plant of the Central Ohio
Light & Power company have re-1
cently moved their families here and
are living this winter in house trail
ers at the North Main street filling
station operated by Paul Henry.
LADY’S ARM WAS
BENT UP DOUBLE
LIKE A JACK-KNIFE
One lady recently stated that her
arm used to become doubled up like
a jack-knife. She couldn’t move her
arm up or down because her muscles
were stiff with rheumatic pains and
the joints of her elbow and shoulder
were sw’ollen. She said she was
ashamed to leave her house because
people would stare at her. Finally
she got RHU-AID and says she now
can raise her arm above her head
and the swelling left her elbow and
shoulder. The awful pain and stiff
ness is gone. She is enjoying life
once more and feels like “some other
woman” since taking this New Com
RHU-AID contains Three Great
Medicinal Ingredients which go right
to the very souret of rheumatic
aches and pains. Miserable people
soon feel different alnover. So don’t
go on suffering! Get RHU-AID.
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No more parking on the Grade
school grounds—this time it’s for
sure. Despite appeals to motorists
for several years past parking con
tinued on the grounds until the
school board ordered posts along the
Jackson street front which were put
in by Lee Coon and his men.
Edgar Conaway, North Main street
filling station operator has a profit
able hobby, raising dachshund pup
pies at his home on West Elm street.
A litter of five of the little fellows
recently brought him $200. Most of
them were sold to Toledo purchasers.
Ed says dachshunds are even-temper
ed, make good playmates for child
ren and have no “doggy” odor.
Hockey is the latest topic of dis
cussion among Bluffton sports fans
since 22 of them saw the game at
Cleveland last Saturday night. For
many of the locals it was their first
glimpse of professional hockey and
in the particular American league
attraction the Indianapollb Caps
bested the Cleveland Barons 7 to 4.
The Bluffton delegation was part
of a crowd of 500 which made the
Cleveland trip on the Nickel Plate
railroad’s “Hockey Special” sponsor
ed by the Findlay Lions club. The
train left here shortly before 4 p. m.
Saturday and returned early Sunday
morning. Profits realized by the
Findlay sponsors are used to correct
cross-eyes in children.
If you get down Florida-way this
winter stop at Leesburg and see the
Chris Amstutzs—they say they don’t
run a hotel, but are always glad to
greet friends. Some of the Bluffton
folks who have stopped there this
winter are the Ross Bogarts, Mel
Bogarts, Will Steiners, Elmer Lau
bys. Also the Dave Lugibills from
Pandora and P. K. Hackenberger, a
nephew and his family from Lima.
Their son May Amstutz and family
of Buffalo, also were down this
An the Dennis Brauens who moved
from the Bluffton area several weeks
ago and are just getting settled in
the Rio Grande valley at McAllen,
Texas, have already had some Bluff
ton visitors Harold Montgomery
and Leland (Jim) Sechler also Ira
Stettler, the George Hubers and Jess
Thompsons. And getting acquainted
in that region the Brauens stopped
in to see the Otto Kidds formerly
of near Bluffton now living near
McAllen and the Henry Steiners
who moved there from Lima.
Greetings come from the J. C.
Weltys, one-time Bluffton residents,
later living in Minneapolis and now
retired and living in Phoenix, Ari
zona and the J. V. Stages,
formerly of North Lawn avenue now
in Tipton, Ind., where Joe is still
with the Nickel Plate and Mrs.
More Women Cook on Magic Ghef
Than on Any Other Range
IN I6O7- TH£ YEAR JAMESTOWN
WAS founded fishermen
ON THE KENNEBEC RIVER,MAINE,
LAUNCHED THE VIRGINIA
THE FIRST COMMERCIAL VESSEL
BUILT IN AMERICA.
Ethel Balister called on Mrs. Ches
ter Huber, Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Vickery were
callei-s of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hu
ber, Saturday evening.
C. A. Hube4 called on Mr. Bush in
Mrs. O. A. Connor received word
Friday of the sudden death of her
brother, Scott Vickers, in Cleveland.
He formerly made his home in this
community. Mrs. Conner was former
ly Zoa Vickers.
Ed Altman, who has been visiting
his sister Mrs. Barbara Light, is in
the Bluffton hospital with a stomach
A large veterans camp is being
completed across from Riverside Park
Pool. This will help the housing
shortage in Findlay.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Smith and
Laura Tyson of Rawson visited over
the week end with Mrs. Ethel Roberts
at Green Castle, Ind., and her daugh
ter, Marian Roberts in Indianapolis,
■where she is superintendent of nurs
Mrs. Chester Huber called on Mrs.
Gene Smith in Rawson, Thursday
Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman of Findlay
were in Bluffton Saturday evening.
They formerly lived in Rawson.
The youth choir of the Rawson
Methodist church held a pot luck
supper and gave a program at the
Evangelical United Brethren church.
The choir is under the direction of
Mrs. Gene Smith.
Mrs. Chester Huber was enter
tained Friday at a dinner in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Ruel Suter in
the afternoon Mrs. Huber and Mrs.
Suter called on Mrs. Grover David
son, in Pandora.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Harris, north
of Mt. Cory, are the proud parents
of a daughter born at 7:30 p. m.
Tuesday in the Bluffton Community
hospital, weighing 6 pounds and
Mrs. Eva Sherrick and Mrs. May
Ward of Lima and Mr. and Mrs. T.
M. Robinson were Sunday dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Hed
W. S. C. S. of the Methodist church
met at the home of Mrs. Ivaleen Ur
ich, Wednesday. Members present
were Mrs. Zelma Helmer, Mrs. Inez
May, Mrs. Irene Stump, Mrs. Hilda
Badertscher, Mrs. Mildred Carey,
Mrs. Delma Watt, Mrs. Louella
Koogler, Mrs. Frieda Arthur, Mrs,
Daisy Ludwig, Mrs. Cadda Goggin,
Mrs. Edith Downing, Mrs. Josie Hall,
Mrs. Catherine Schumacher, Mrs. 1
rene Inskeep, Mrs. Bess Brackney,
Mrs. Dile Arnold, Mrs. Rowene San
dy and the hostess.
Country Benefit Club members
entertained in the home of Mrs. Al
ma Robinson Thursday evening were
Mrs. Daisy Hall, Mrs. Daisy Ludwig,
OUR NATION GREW AND OUR TRADE CONTACTS EXPANDED
WE BUILT THE GREAT CLIPPER SHIPS, WHOSE SPEED AND
SAILING QUALITIES PUT AMERICA IN THE VAN OF
WORLD COMMERCE. WE PIONEERED TOO, IN THE
INVENTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE STEAMSHIP.
TODAY OUR SHIPS, BUILT ZV AMERICAS SHIPYARDS
DURING THE WAR, GIVE US THE GREAT
COMMERCIAL TONNAGE NEEO&D TO RESTORE
THE PEACETIME COMMERCE OF THE (WORLD,
Josephine Carnahan of Bell, Calif.,
who says roses are in bloom in con
trast with near-zero weather
and Charlie Lauby on a business
trip to California sends greetings
from his old home town of Van Nuys
from Toledo comes word from
Franz Herr who has been with the
National Supply company for thirty
one years and one of the key men
in that organization. He says he
likes this column W’hich makes us
happy and we hope makes more se
cure our place on the payroll.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Huber visited
relatives in Findlay, Sunday after
The Rawson P. T. A. will be held
at the high school Tuesday evening.
A one act play will be presented.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON. OHIO
Mrs. Eda Hall, Mrs. Dorothy Hall,
Mrs. Martha Wesphal, Mrs. Ruth
Stoodt, Mrs. Lucille Kunkleman, Mrs.
Irene Boyd and Mrs. Neva Fisher.
Mrs. Inez May assisted by Mrs. E
dith Downing entertained in her
home Thursday evening Mrs. Lillian
Plate, Mrs. Martha Ransbottom, Mrs.
Mildred Carey, Mrs. Irene Stump,
Mrs. Irene Inskeep, Mrs. Bess Brack
ney, Mrs. Frieda Arthur, Mrs. Lou
ella Koogler, Mrs. Hilda Badertscher,
Mrs. Catherine Snyder, Mrs. Ivaleen
Mr. and Mrs. Orval Risser of Ri
mer were Sunday guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Chester Patterson.
Mrs. Clara Beeshy of Bluffton was
a Wednesday caller of Mrs. Loretta
Mr. and Mrs. Edison Hall and sons
of Lima, Mrs. Grace Vorhees of Lima
and Mr. and Mrs. Doyt Hall and sons
were Sunday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. B. F. Hall.
Mrs. Louisa Cloore is spending the
week with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Down
ing of Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hall and
daughter were Sunday afternoon
callers of Mr. and Mrs. ,B. F. Hall.
Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Beeshy of Bluff
ton were Sunday afternoon callers of
Mrs. Bertha Desenberg and daugh
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
IMPROVEMENT OF 1 HE
MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ENE1 GY PLANT
VILLAGE OF BLUFFTON OHIO
Sealed proposal* will be reo
Board of Trustees of Public A
Village of Bluffton, Ohio, at
said Board, in the Village of Bl
until twelve o’clock noon, East
Time, on the Eleventh day
1947, and at that time will be
ed and read aloud, for the folio
eu equipment, apparatus, materi
entering into the construction of
men'c of the Municipal Electric
of the Village of Bluffton. Oh
payable to the Treasurer
Bluffton, Ohio, equal in
mount required in such I
certified check, is requii
that should the said bid
cep ted by the Board of
Affairs, the bidder will,
from the time he shall
the acceptance of the
tract with the Village ofl
the equipment, apparal
work bid upon and give!
mount of the contract
be approved by the Bia
Public Affairs, insuring
plertion of the contract.
Na bid may be withdri
thirty (30) days from
time for receiving bids. I
ived by the
fairs of the
he office of
ing dear ib
is and work
Contract No. 1—The furnishi
bor. materials, apparatus, e
and equipment, and all other se
for the design, fabrication,
rection on the Owner’s foiin
generating station of the Mu
Energy Plant of 'the Villa
Ohio, of one (1) complete
unit consisting of steam boil
structural supports, trimmings! soot blowers,
raft fan with
furoace. water cooled fuma
tory setting, stoker, forced
drives, air ducts, and Other
of all la
very and e
tion in the
ted to the En
as to the a
and the charac
aratus and ma
rustoes of Pub
for the work to
The bids will then be
gineers for examination and
upon, completion of their re
mounts of the different bids
ter and sufficiency of the a
‘erials offered, the Board of
lie Affairs will proceed,
delay, to award a contract
the lowest and best bidder
equipment, apparatus, materials and work
conforming to the specific. Wons, the Board
of Trustees of Public Aff .irs expressly re
serving 'the right to i eject
to judge the character and ________ .__.the
equipment, apparatus and materials bid upon,
and to waive informalities,
itiy and all bids,
Each bid must be acconflpanied by a bond
executed oy the bidder and
which surety company sh JI be licensed to
do business in the State
mount not less than ‘ten
aggregate amount of the
the bidder may dejxysit
Trustees of Public Affai
bond, a certified check
a surety company,____
Ohio, in an a
0) jer cent of the
id or proposal or
nth the Board of
in lieu of such
In a solvent bank.
of the Village of
amount to the a
ond. Said bond, or
si as a guarantee
or proposal be ac
Trustees of Public
rithin ten (10) days
,ve been notified of
ae, enter into con
Bluffton, Ohio, for
is, materials and
»nd in the full a
ice, with surety to
.rd of Trustees of
wn for a/jWriod of
e scheduled closing
Copies of specifications
mentis are on file in the]
cers, Emery, Marker u
Toledo Trust Building, "I
the office of the clerk
tees of Public Affairs,!
where they are availabH
prospective bidders and
obtained upon deposit of
for each set, which amoi
upon return of the speed
der within ten (10) das
and contract docu
ffice of the Engin
I Finery, 510 The
iledo, Ohio, and in
the B.ierd of Trua
at Bluffton. Ohio,
for inspection by
rhere they may be
ten dollars (510.'■»)
nt will be refunded
cations in good or
i after date of re
By direction of the
Public Affairs, Village
40 C. 1
ar'd of Trustees of
NOTICE OF API JINTMENT
THE STATE OF OHIO
Allen County, as.
Estate of Sarah Cathe ine Altrtaetter, De
Peter AhMaetter of D. No. 2, Colwtn
bws Drove, Ohio has been appointed and
qualified as Administrator of the estate of
Sarah Catherine Altrtaetter late of Allen
County, Ohio, deceased.
Dated this 4th day of January. 1947.
Raymond P. Smith
Probate Judge 41
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gerber and
family spent Sunday evening with
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Basinger and
Mr. und Mrs. Earl Matter, Mr. and
Mrs. Wilford Gratz, Miss Janet
Young and Wayne Matter spent
Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Matter and family of Ft.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Chidester
and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Chid
ester and Miss Wanda Niswander
were Sunday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Wingate and daugh
ter Donna of Lima.
Mrs. J. 1. Luginbuhl is spending
a few days with Mr. and Mrs. John
Luginbuhl of Chatfield.
Mrs. S. C. Dailey of Findlay
spent the week end at the Dwight
Dailey home. Sunday they enter
tained in honor of her birthday.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
D. I. Dennis and son Bob of Bowling
Green and James Dailey of Colum
Richard Schaublin is spending a
week with his grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Schaublin.
Mr. and Mrs. John Boegli were
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Gratz. Afternoon and
evening callers were Mr. and Mrs.
Reno Gratz and daughter Mary and
Mr. and Mrs. Wni. Amstutz.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart called
Sunday afternoon on Mr. and Mrs.
John Hirshfield of Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Basinger and
family and Amos Basinger spent
Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Mary
Pifer and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Pifer
and family of Ptandora.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Weeks of
California were last Thursday even
ing super guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Warren Moser and sons.
Mr. and Mrs. Menno Geiger called
Friday evening on Mrs. J. I. Lugin
Mr. and Mrs, Henry Hilty, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Ewing, Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Young and sons Lynn
and Roy, Mr. and Mrs. Wilford
i Gratz and daughter Sharon and Mr.
and Mrs. Emanuel Boutwell and
daughter Barbara and Richard
Schaublin were Sunday dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Schaublin.
Miss Carolyn Matter spent Satur
day night with her grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Cook.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Hochstettler
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Gerber and family called Thursday
evening on Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Luginbuhl and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jump and
son called Saturday evening on Mr.
and Mrs. Kenneth Chidester and
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart and
son called Sunday evening on Mr.
and Mrs. Francis Marquart and
Mr. and Mrs. Oal Luginbuhl called
Just a Little
Deserves the Best
Sunday afternoon at the Amos and
Weldon Luginbuhl home.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Gratz and
daughter called Thursday evening on
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Chidester
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Leiber and son, Mr. and Mrs. Cal
Leiber, Mrs. Edna Leiber, Mrs.
Steinbrener and Roy Matter spent
last Thursday evening with Mr. and
Mrs. John Chidester.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Gerber spent
Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs.
Geo, Eisenbach of Pandora,
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Marshall of
Columbus spent the week end with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Don
Miss Patricia Decker, a student at
Bowling Green university spent the
week end at her home here.
Mrs. Ralph Bergman was called
to the bedside of her sister at
Christ’s Hospital, Cincinnati last
Wednesday. She underwent an
operation that evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Snavely and
children and Charles Anderson of
Holgate spent Sunday with their
folks here. Mrs. Snavely and daugh
ter remained for several days.
Clyde Basinger spent Sunday
evening with friends in Lima.
Mrs. Louis Risser who had been
caring for her mother in Philadelphia
for sometime has returned to her
Dr. and Mrs. M. B. Rice and sons
attended the funeral of the former’s
nephew at Sherwood, Ohio, Satur
day. He was a victim of a plane
crash at Dayton.
Mrs. Hiram Krohn entertained
several guests in her home on Mon
day afternoon in honor of the
birthday of her granddaughter Carol
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