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A Good Place to Live VOLUME LXXII SOLDIER-DEAD TO BE HONORED HERE ON MEMORIAL DAY Parade and Morning Service at Cemetery Will Mark Holi day Observance Business Here to Be Suspended Friday No Mail Delivery Friday Honoring Bluffton’s soldier-dead of four wars, Memorial Day exercis es here next Friday morning will in clude the traditional parade and out door services at Maple Grove ceme tery, under auspices of Bluffton post, American Legion. Opening event of the observance will be the parade, which will form at the town hall at 9:30 a. m. Half an hour later, the procession will move to Maple Grove cemetery where ritualistic ceremonies and a service honoring the soldier-dead of the com munity will be conducted. Leading the parade will be the uni formed Bluffton High school band and the American Legion color guard. In the line of march will be Spanish American war veterans, ex-service men of World Wars I and II, Boy Scouts, members of the American Legion and Legion Auxiliary. Services at the cemetery will be held over the groave of Harry F. Barnes, a veteran of World War I, who died this spring. Frederick Reichenbach, post commander, wall be in charge of the ritualistic exercises. Rev. Cramer To Speak Weather permitting, the Memorial Day address wall be made at the cem etery by Rev. Paul Cramer, post chaplain. In case of inclement w'eather conditions, the address wnll be given in the Bluffton High school auditorium. In preparation for Memorial Day, graves of war veterans in the Maple Grove and Jefferson street cemete ries in Bluffton, Zion and Ebenezer cemeteries, Gratz cemetery and two cemeteries in Beaverdam have been decorated by Bluffton Legionnaires. The post also decorated the grave of Hezfekiah Hubbell, the only Revo lutionary War veteran buried in this area, near Gratz crossing. Business generally will be suspend ed in the town thruout the day. There will be no mail delivery and windows at the post office will be closed. Forrest Steinman On Methodist Delegation Forrest Steinman, of Lawn avenue, has been named on the Ohio delega tion to the 1947 General and Juris dictional Conferences oft the Metho dist church to be held in Indianapolis next June. Election of the delegation member ship is one of the features at the annual Ohio Methodist conference held in Cincinnati, last week. Leaves Wednesday For Navy Service Don Fritchie who was graduated last w’eek from high school, has en listed in the Navy for a term of three and one-half years. He left Wednesday morning for Columbus from where he will be sent to Great Lakes Naval Training statiort. Pastor Is Returned To Methodist Church Rev. Paul Cramer, pastor of the Bluffton Methodist church was re turned to his charge here it was learned Tuesday following announce ment of pastoral assignments at the concluding session of the annual meeting of the Ohio conference of the Methodist church in Cincinnati. Rev. Cramer, a former army chap lain, was first assigned to the Bluff ton pulpit a year ago. Comparatively few pastoral chang es were made in this area. Assignments for the coming year include: Rawson, A. S. Lenhart Pandora, M. F. Ringenburg Beaver dam, L. F. Fauver Fafayette, W. B. Arthur Columbus Grove, A. A. Turner. Births Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dillman, Bluffton, a girl, Sandra Kay born at Bluffton hospital, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Grant, Bluffton, a boy, Larry Lee, born May 20 at St. Rita’s hospital, Lima. Mrs. Grant is the former Marilyn Lauby daughter of Mr. and Mrs Elmer Lauby. Commencement Speaker TYR. Clarence E. Macartney, who will deliver the class address at Bluffton college com mencement exercises next Mon day, has a varied background as Presbyterian pastor, traveler and author of 42 volumes in varied fields of writing. BLUFFTON COLLEGE WILL GRADUATE 21 NEXT MONDAY Baccalaureate Sunday and Grad uation Monday Will Culmin ate Busy Season Prominent Pittsburgh Minister To Deliver Commencement Address On Monday Climaxing a busy four-day pro gram of commencement activity, degrees will be conferred on a class of 21 seniors at Bluffton college graduation exercises at 10 a. m. next Monday morning in the First Mennonite church. Dr. Clarence E. Macartney, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Pittsburgh, will be the class speaker, taking as his siibject, “The Greatest Thing in Man.” In addition to winning fame as one of America’s best-known pastors, Dr. Macartney is a world traveler and a well known author in several fields of writing. Opening events of the commence ment season will be the Pi Delta banquet and an orchestra concert on Friday night of this week. May Day—Shakespeare Saturday Activities of the following day in clude the ever-colorful May Day parade and program, class reunions, the 1947 class program, an alumni banquet and staging of the Shakes pearean play, “As You Like It.” Class reunions will be held at noon, the alumni banquet will be held in early evening, and the Shakespearean play will be staged in the campus ampitheatre starting at 8:30 p. m. Principal event of next Sunday will be the baccalaureate services in the afternoon. President L. L. Ramseyer will preach the baccalaur eate sermon, on the subject, “Thou Shalt Teach Them.” Other events of the day include the President’s reception and a concert by the vesper choir. Delegates from Mennonite church es in four Midwestern states will be in Bluffton from June 7 to 10 for the annual Middle District Confer ence of the General Conference of the Mennonite Church of North America. The four-day conference session will be held on the Bluffton college campus, with representatives attend ing from more than 20 churches in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa. Opening Saturday, June 7, the conference will continue through the following Tuesday afternoon. Morn ing, afternoon and evening meetings are scheduled for Sunday and Mon day, June 8 and 9. Conference officers include Rev. Sylvan Lehman, Lima, president Rev. Olin A. Krehbiel, Berne, Ind., vice-president Clarence S n e k, Pandora, secretary L. A. Geiger, Pandora, treasurer. The program committee consists of Dr. I. W. Bauman, Bluffton E W. Baumgartner, Berne, Ind., and Rev. John T. Neufeld, Chicago. Girl Who Worked Way Thru College To Be Crowned Queen In May Day Fete Mennonite Middle District Conference Here June 7 To 10 Camilla Gorby Will Preside Over Picturesque Campus Events Saturday Daughter of Widowed Mother Held Many Jobs Earning Money for Schooling Camilla Gorby, 21-year-old senior from Rawson, who worked her way through college, will be crowned queen of the 33rd annual May Day exercises, colorful open-air campus fete, in the picturesque setting of the Bluffton college campus Satur day afternoon. May Day annually is the colorful high spot of pageantry related to the college commencement season, and the senior girl receiving the largest vote of the entire student body is named to preside over the ever-attractive festivities Daughter of a widowed mother, Camilla during summer vacations worked in factories and mowed lawns in her home town of Rawson, to put herself through school. During the college year she work ed in the dormitory dining hall and served as a. laboratory assistant in home economics in which she special ized. Will Receive Degree She will receive the degree of Bachelor of Science in Home Econ omics at commencement exercises, next Monday niorning. In addition to work in her major field of home economics, she is an accomplished violinist and appears in solo numbers with various college musical organizations. Her engagement Was announced recently to David Rosenberger, mem ber of last year’s graduating class, who at that time was named the most popular man on the campus. Rosenberger, now in the Ohio State university graduate school as a history major, is the son of a former president of the college, Rev. and Mrs. A. S. Rosenberger, now living in Dalton, Wayne county Wed in Late Fall Their wedding will take place in late fall, and they will live in Co lumbus where Rosenberger will con tinue his studies. Meanwhile, Ca milla hopes to make connections with a distributor as a demonstrator of kitchen ranges, sewing machines and other home appliances. In the colorful May Day cere monies the Rawson girl will be crowned Queen by the Maid of Hon or, Phyllis Hartzler, of Goshen, Ind. Other features of the outdoor observ ance include the traditional May Pole dance and pageant. The musi cal setting will be provided by the Bluffton college orchestra. Elected Member Of Scholastic Society Rev. H. D. Burkholder, formerly of Bluffton who will be graduated from George Pepperdine college, Los Angeles, Saturday, has been elected to membership in Polygrammatic society, the school’s scholastic honor ary society. For the past two years he has maintained an A-average in his studies. The son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Burkholder, southwest of Bluffton, Rev. Burkholder is pastor of the Im manual Mennonite church in Los Angeles and during the past year was president of the Pacific Dictrict Conference of Mennonites. Unconscious After Fall Down Stairs J. E. Steiner, retired Bluffton tin ner is confined to his bed at his home on Thurman street as the re sult of head injuries received in a fall down a flight of stairs at the home of his daughter Mrs. D. O. Blatzell of Decatur, Ind,. Sunday afternoon Except for brief intervals he has been unconscious since the accident. The accident occurred while Mr. and Mrs. Steiner and daughter Miss Theola Steiner were spending the week end at the Baltzell home and Mr. Steiner was coming down stairs from the second floor after taking an afternoon nap. He received several deep lacera tions of the scalp requiring stitches and was severely bruised about the head. He was brought tn his home here Sunday night. THE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1947 MENNONITE HOME FOR AGED PUNNED BY AREA CHURCHES District —m Site For Home Will Be Chosen This Summer in Bluffton Pandora District Five Mennonite Churches Co operating In Establish ment of Facilities ______ Preparing for the Wablishment of a home for the aged, a building site will be selected this s nnmer in the Bluffton-Pandora area by a com mittee representing five local Men nonite churches cooperating in the project. Setting up a home in ties locality has been approved by congregations of the First and Ebenezer Mennonite churches of Bluffton ahd the JSt. John and Grace Mennonite churches of Pandora and the First Mennonite church of Lima. Approximately 2,000 members are on the rolls of the five churches, but there is some possibility the build ing project may be expanded to ac commodate churches of th« Middle Mennonite Conference which covers four states. The proposal will be presented for consideration at a meeting of the Middle District Mennonite conference to convene the last of next week at Bluffton college. Delegates at this meeting will be from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa. Similar homes have been in successful operation by the Mennon ite church for some years in several states, many of which are supported financially by those who enjoy the benefit of them. The Old Mennonite branch operates a home of this kind near Orrville, Ohio. Life memberships in the home are obtained by paying a flat fee upon admittance, and others pay a month ly fee covering their share of maintenance and operating costs. Preliminary surveys are being made of prospective building sites in the Bluffton-Pandora area, with selection of the locaUon to be made this summer. On the site committee are Elam Suter, Pandora Ezra Bucher, Columbus Grove, and Paul E. Whitmer, Bluffton. The general committee, which has been drafting plans for the home for the aged over a two-year period, is made up of members from each of the sponsoring churches. D. W. Bixler of Bluffton is chairman of the committee and Clarence Schnegg of Pandora, secretary. Two From Here To Get O. N. U. Degrees Kenneth G. Oberly and James J. Mayer, both of Bluffton, will receive degrees in Ohio Northern commence ment services Sunday afternoon at Ada. Dr. Howard Bevis, president of Ohio State university, will deliver the class address. Oberly, a veteran of World War II, is the son of Millard Oberly, of Cherry street. He won the Dis tinguished Flying Cross as a Flying Fortress navigator during the war. Mayer, graduating from the law col lege, is husband of the former Mar garet Basinger. College Orchestra Concert On Friday Bluffton college orchestra with Sidney Hauenstein, conductor, will appear in a concert in the college gymnasium, Friday night at 8 o’clock. The program follows: Overture—Russlana Ludmilla Glinka Symphony in G-Minor Mozart Praeludium ............... Jarnefelt Ballet Music from Faust Gounod Triumphal March from Sigurd Jorsel Far —.----------------.------ Grieg Graduates From Nursing School Miss Freda Yoder, of near Bluff ton was graduated Monday from the St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nurs ing in Cleveland. Earlier this spring she was chosen queen of the May day festivities at St. Luke’s. Gun Club Trap Shoot On Sunday Bluffton Gun club will hold a trap shoot Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Gossard filling station on the North Dixie highway. Merchandise prizes will be awarded, it is an nounced by officers of the club. in ivtwn all unite Iwnor our country's Iterxes to recount their brave JeeJs and tkeir sacrifices-' ourselves Schools And Churches Must Combat Falses Premises, H. S. Grads Told Dr. J. E. Hartzler, in Class Ad dress, Points Out Falacies of Thinking Diplomas Are Presented to 55 Bluffton High Graduates Last Thursday Life teaches us there is no such thing as security apart from respon sibility living without work free dom without loyalty or rewards apart from service, Dr. J. E. Hartz ler, former Bluffton educator, told 55 graduating Bluffton High school seniors at commencement exercises last Thursday night in the school gymnasium-auditorium. Our schools and our churches have the responsibility for seeing these facts are taught to the rising gen eration, if we are to escape a grow ing tendency toward false premises toward relations in those fields, the speaker said. “At no time in history has man had a better opportunity to create a good world than he has today,” Dr. Hartzler continued. "However, our world today is one of power but without ethical and spiritual control a world of speed without adequate ethical and spiritual direction a world of information without wis dom a world of wealth without spiritual riches and a world of re ligion without personal divine con tact. New World Ahead “The world ahead is a new world. We must straighten the road, re move the dangerous curves and wid (Continued on page 8) Real Estate Deals Richard Augsburger, Don Martz, James Steiner and Paul Marquart have purchased building lots in Sun ny Acres addition recently opened by Harley Burkholder at the junction of Cherry street and the County line road. It takes more than a rainstorm to dampen the enthusiasm of the Bluff ton Recreation committee, and a completed new playground for kid dies at Harmon field in time for opening of the summer recreation program will be tangible evidence of their ardor. Tuesday night had been estab lished as the date to set up equip ment in the new playground area adjacent to College road, west of the stadium, and although it was rain ing when the group reported at the field, they went ahead with their project. Working right through showers, the group dug foundation holes, 7' I 4 i MW Don Smucker Wins Graduate Fellowship Donovan E. Smucker, son of Mrs. B. D. Smucker, S. Lawn avenue, was granted a $1,000 Fellowship in Systematic Theology at the 135th annual commencement exercises of Princeton Theological seminary at Princeton, N. J., Tuesday of last week. Announcement was made at the time he received the bachelor of di vinity degree at commencement exer cises held in the Princton chapel. The scholarship for graduate study was won in a competitive, thesis on the topic, "The Place of Natural Law in Christian Ethics.” Rain Doesn’t Slow Up Recreation Unit Kiddies Playground Ready During the summer months, Smucker will serve as pastor of Bethel Mennonite church, Lancaster, Pa. In his fellowship studies he will hold teaching positions in Bib lical theology at Bethany Biblical Seminary and Mennonite Biblical seminary, Chicago. Smucker is a graduate of Bluffton High school and Bluffton college. College Alumni Banquet Saturday Dr. L. L. Ramseyer’s talk on "Where Are We Going?” will high light the alumni banquet presented as one of the special features of Bluffton college commencement sea son, at 6 p. m. Saturday night in the Ropp Hall dining room. G. Martin Winemiller of Lima will be toastmaster the welcome will be made by Alumni President Carl Smucker the response by Robert Simcox of the graduating class and a talk will be made by Walt Diehl, of the class of 1937, observing its 10th year reunion. Other features include a tribute to Mrs. S. K. Mosiman by Ezra Moser In Memoriam, Mrs. G. T. Soldner music led by.Prof. Russell A. Lantz invocation, Rev. Ernest Bohn and a building fund report by Rev. Harry Yoder. hauled stones, mixed concrete, pour ed it as bases and set up swings, teeter-totters and a slide. Because of work done in the rain storm, the kiddies playground will be opened on June 1 when Harmon field activities get under way. Committee members also plan to put in a concrete shuffleboard court within the next week, and lighted horseshoe courts also will be added. Working through the rainstorm Tuesday night were N. A. Triplett, Mayor W. A. Howe, A. C. Burcky, Gail Mumma, George Linden, Dave Risser, Don Patterson, Arden Baker, Cleon Triplett, Bill Edwards, Roger Howe and Supt. Ralph Lanham. Place to Trade NUMBER 6 X-RAY CLINIC HERE TWO DAYS JUNE 9-10 Allen County Mobile Unit To Make Examination of All Interested Persons Tuberculosis Clinic Sponsored By Members of Bluffton Lions Club A tuberculosis X-Ray clinic for all interested residents of the com munity will be held here on Monday and Tuesday, June 9 and 10, under sponsorship of the Bluffton Lions club. Allen county’s mobile X-Ray unit will be set up on the grade school grounds for the two-day period, and X-Rays will be made at a nominal charge of 35 cents, covering the actual cost of processing film. The mobile unit is the same one used here for examination of Bluff ton public school and Bluffton college students during the winter season. Tuberculosis X-Raying is urged because disease germs may be in the lungs for some time before a person becomes actively ill. Prevention rather than cure is stressed as the most successful means of combatting the disease, and the use of mobile units such as that now owned by the Allen county chapter of the Tuberculosis and Health association is an important phase of the program. Wedding Solemnized In Church Ceremony St. John’s Reformed Church in Bluffton, was the setting for the candelight wedding at 3:00 o’clock Sunday afternoon of Miss Margaret Elaine Griffith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Griffith of Bluffton and Darrell D. Carr, son of Mr. Harold Carr of Mt. Cory. Rev. V. C. Oppermann performed the double-ring ceremony before an altar decorated with white gladoli and white carnations lighted by the glow' of candelight from tapers burn ing in seven branch candelabra. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore the traditional white satin gown fashioned with fitted bodice with a lace yoke, and buttoned down the back with tiny buttons. The long sleeves extended in points over the wrists and her full skirt fell in a graceful train. Her fingertip veil of illusion trimmed with lace was fashioned to her head with a lace tiara. She carried a white Bible from which were suspended white satin streamers tied in lovers knots, with tiny rose petals in each knot. Top ping the Bible was a white orchid. Her only ornament was a strand of pearls a gift of the bridegroom. Serving her sister as maid of honor, Miss Ellen Griffith wore a gown of ivory satin fashioned after the bride’s, With shoulder length (Continued on page 8) Cub Scouts Will Conduct Scrap Drive A city-wide scrap drive from June 4 to 10 by Bluffton Cub Scouts will raise funds for the purchase of scouting equipment. In the 10-day campaign, Cub Scouts will collect old iron, brass, copper, discarded automobile batter ies ,aluminum, etc. Those with do nations to make can notify the group through a coupon on a handbill which was distributed Wednesday to every home. A scrap pile will be established at the rear of the Leatherman tin shop, and items may be left there during the drive period. Although Cub scouting is a com paratively new venture here 40 boys now are members of three packs di rected by Den Chief Harold Koch. Boys from nine to 12 years of age are eligible for membership. At a monthly meeting with par ents held Tuesday night in the Presbyterian church, sponsoring unit, a talk on Indians who formerly lived in this community was made by Wilhelm Amstutz. He related experiences of the grandfather of Robert Neiswander, north of Bluffton, with early Indian tribes when the Neiswander farm was established in the wilderness near the former De fenseless Mennonite church site, northwest of town. Carrying out the theme of the program, Cub scouts attended the meeting dressed as Indians. Six new members were initiated and Pack Two with Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Reichenbach in charge, presented a very interesting skit. Mr. Koch pre sented neckerchiefs with the Cub in signia on one corner to the group.