Old-Fashioned, Wide Open Fourth
Now Remains Only As Dim Memory
Old-fashioned, thunderous celebra
tions of the Fourth of July, inaug
urated by cannon fire at daybreak
and marked by a steady staccato of
noise throughout the day, remain
only as a memory as Bluffton read
ies itself for its seventh holiday ob
servance sans fireworks.
Celebrations here since a state
ban was placed on firecrackers and
related fireworks are in direct con
trast to those that our fathers knew,
when the holiday was a paradise of
Cannons roared a salute at the
crack of dawn in those days fire
crackers and small torpedo bombs
popped all day long, and in the even
ing it was customary to have a gi
gantic fireworks display.
Couple Married At
The marriage of Miss Velma Ruth
Fisher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William H. Fisher, Jenera, to Evan
Leiber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin
Leiber, south of Bluffton, was sol
emnized at 2 o’clock Sunday after
noon in the Emmanuel’s Reformed
church. Rev. V. C. Oppermann per
formed the ceremony.
The bride chose a white gown of
slipper satin styled with a sweet
heart neckline, and three-quarter
For weeks preceding the holiday,
show windows were piled high with
fire crackers, sky rockets, roman
candles, torpedoes, pin wheels and
sparklers and kiddies husbanded
their pennies to assure a goodly
supply for the holiday.
In some parts of the business sec
tion on the Fourth, the youngsters
would concentrate their explosive
devices to the extent that it scarcely
was safe for pedestrians to walk
down that portion of the street.
Stringent laws prohibiting the
sale or discharge of fireworks and
the moving finger of time have
wrought vast changes in the pic
ture, however, and the hectic cele
brations of that era now live only
in the memory of the older folks.
length puffed sleeves. The finger tip
length veil was held in place by a
headdress of orange blossoms. She
carried a corsage of red roses on a
white testament, and wore as her
jewelry a matching necklace and
bracelet of Chinese silver, a gift of
Miss Dorothy Derringer of Ada,
cousin of the bride, served as maid
of honor, wearing a gown of pink
taffeta with an over skirt of net, a
fitted bodice and short sleeves. Her
flowers were white gardenias and
she wore a single strand necklace
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Residence 423-W Office 468-Y
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and rhinestone earrings, a gift of
Harold Andrews, Bluffton, cousin
of the bridegroom, served as his
A three-tiered wedding cake top
ped with a miniature bride and
groom was served at the home of
the bride's parents following the
ceremony. Miss Betty Anspach,
Miss Mildred Anspach, and Miss
Betty Reams assisted in serving.
The couple left for a wedding trip
in the east. For traveling the bride
wore a rust colored suit with white
and black accessories and her bridal
corsage. After their return they
will reside with the bride’s parents
The bride is a graduate of Raw
son high school and the bridegroom
graduated from Beaverdam high
school. He is now engaged in farm
Lightning Hits Barn
In Severe Rain Storm
A small barn on the George Miller
farm two and one-half miles south
east of Gilboa was destroyed by fire
after being struck by lightning dur
ing a heavy electrical storm, Sun
day afternoon at 4:30 o’clock.
Mrs. Carl Wehrley, who resides
nearby had gone to close the barn
on their farm as the storm ap
proached and saw the bolt strike.
She notified the Millers at Gilboa
and Gilboa Volunteer fire depart
ment was called but was handicap
ped by lack of water.
Destroyed with the structure were
50 bales of straw, a corn binder and
clover buncher owned by Carl
Wehrly and a tractor plow owned
by Jay Dearth, who farms the Mil
ler land. No insurance was carried
on the 16 by 24-foot bam with its
adjoining 12 by 16-foot shed. Con
tents were insured.
For Wm. H. Stager
Funeral services for Wm. H. Stag
er ,77, retired farmer, were held
Wednesday afternoon at Riley Creek
Baptist church of which he was a
member with Rev. R. C. Turner, the
Mr. Stager died Monday morning
at his residence in Van Buren town
ship, Hancock county following a six
He was born in Allen county,
March 9, 1870, the son of Thomas
and Mary (Shuster) Stager. On
July 19, 1901, he married Mary
Nowlan who survives as does also
a son, Ralph of Van Buren town
ship. Also surviving is a brother,
Simon of Hamler.
Interment was in Hassan ceme
Nylon manufacturers now claim
they will use products obtained from
100,000 tons of corncobs annually.
Furfural is the portion used in mak
ing nylon, and U. S. Dept, of Agri
culture scientists have found a way
to make both furfural and glucose
from corncobs at the same time.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Irene Lopez, exotic Spanish
dancer, featured in Victor Herbert’s
musical show “Naughty Marietta”
which will open the summer season
of starlit operetta at Walbridge Park
Zoo, Toledo on Thursday night, July
10. Miss Lopez, native of Brazil,
has appeared in New York and
Exotic Spanish Dancer
Productions this season will be
presented on four nights each week
—Thursday, Friday, Saturday and
Clark Albert Kidd was bom
October 4, 1863 near Ada, Ohio, and
departed this life June 28, 1947 at
the age of 83 years, 9 months and
His entire life was spent in Allen
county. He was united in marriage
to Carrie Louella Light, November
30, 1890. To this union w’ere bom
five children: Mrs. M. E. Stewart,
Bluffton Mrs. Sidney Hauenstein,
Columbus Grove: Dale Kidd, Calif
ornia and Mrs. Vera Gratz, deceased.
There are 7 grandchildren and 11
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs.
Ella Ream, a brother, Charley Kidd,
deceased 3 half-brothers: William
and Ed Kidd, Bluffton and Otto Kidd,
Texas and five half-sisters: Mrs.
Bessie Heffner, Lafayette Mrs.
Nettie Cantrell, North East, Pa.
Mrs. Florence Porter, Warren, Ohio
Mrs. Cora Huber, Hackensack, N. J.
Mrs. Goldie Skaggs, St. Clairsville,
He was a member of Rockport
Methodist church where funeral
services were held June 30, 1947
with Rev. L. A. Fauver, pastor, of
ficiating. Burial was in Rockport
The family wishes to thank all
the neighbors and friends for as
sistance and sympathy in this time
In memory of Vera Badertscher
Mitchell, who passed away three
years ago July 4, 1944.
Some may think we are not lonely
When at times they see us smile
Little do they know the heartache
That we suffer all the while.
God knows how much we miss you
Never shall your memory fade,
Loving thoughts shall always linger
At the spot where you were laid.
Perfect be thy rest, dear Vera
It is sweet to say your name
In life we loved you, oh so dearly,
And in death we do the same.
Sadly missed by Parents,
Mr. & Mrs. Albert Badertscher,
Brothers and Sister.
It has been definitely established
by the scientific section of the Na
tional Paint, Varnish and Lacquer
association in Washington, D. C.,
that brick walls painted white are 14
degrees cooler in direct sunlight in
summer, as compared with unpaint
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Beginning July 17 “Blossom Time”
will be presented for a four night
run and the following week will be
Sigmund Romberg’s “Vagabond
Joanne Leonhard, twenty-year old
soprano will appear in the title role
of Naughty Marietta. In the male
leading role as Captain Dick will be
Michael Bartlett, who has appeared
in screen productions with Grace
Moore, Claudette Colbert and Jea
nette MacDonald. Tickets on sale
at Grinells’, 401 Jefferson, Toledo.
Obituary Pleasant Hill
Marcia Gleason, Waynesfield, is
spending the week with Marlene
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Mefford and
son Brian, Mrs. Daisy Mefford and
Walter Mefford attended the wed
ding Sunday afternoon of Mrs. Mef
ford’s niece, Helen Meord and James
Graham at Rockford, Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gratz spent
Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Gerald Neff and children
Emily and Michael of Newark, and
Mrs. Harley Pfeifer, Jenera, were
Monday evening visitors of Mr. and
Mrs. Orton Stratton.
Mr. and Mrs. Lysle Coon of
Gary, Ind., were recent visitors at
the Russell Huber home, also calling
on friends and relatives of this com
munity. Mr. and Mrs. Coon also
visited the former’s mother, Mrs.
Maude Coon and sister, Mrs. Lucille
Boyd and family at Detroit.
Mrs. Alma Peterson is spending
the week -with her daughter, Mrs.
Burdell Huber and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Blosser and
family spent Sunday evening with
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hauenstein
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jennings
and son Rodney, Mr. and Mrs. Win
ston Jennings and son Larry, Mr.
and Mrs. Raymond Stratton and
sons James and Robert attended the
wedding and reception Sunday after-
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noon of Miss Dorothy Davis and
Kenneth Watt of Lima.
Miss Marion Rae Bell is spend
ing the week at Harbor View, Celina.
Miss Ann Evans spent the past
week with Miss Marilyn Stratton.
They are spending this week with
their grandparents, Dr. and Mrs.
J. J. Sutter at Lakeside.
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Frobase
called on Mr. and Mrs. Ted Shindel
decker, Sunday evening. Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Shindeldecker were call
ers, Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Manahan,
Illinois, and Mr. and Mrs. George
Manahan and grandson of Holden
ville, Oklahoma, spent the past week
with Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Herr and
Ronald Watt of Lima is spending
the week with Rodney Jennings.
John Hartman entertained Danny
Gleason, Billy Herr and Roger
Reichenbach on his birthday, Tues
Laverne Moser entertained on his
birthday Thursday afternoon, Arley
Criblez, James Matter, Ronald Watt,
Rodney Jennings, Duane Leiber and
Richard Paul Moser.
Miss Betty Hauenstein entertained
for dinner Sunday, Miss Mae and
Edna Huber, Mr. and Mrs. Burdett
Huber and daughter Anita, Edgar
Huber, Dale Huber and Cloyce
Mrs. Samuel Blosser and son
Sammy and Mr. and Mrs. S. S.
Diller left Friday morning for a
two weeks visit with Mrs. Blosser’s
sister in Michigan.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Campau,
Detroit, spent a few days the past
week with Mr. and Mrs. Burdell
Huber. Mrs. Campau, recently mar
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THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1947
ried, was the former Carol Watkins,,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
The Victory Class will have a.
picnic supper at Lafayette park this
Sunday evening at 6:30.
Community House meeting Thurs
day evening. Covered dish supper
Lack of gasoline and rubber and
too much work in the war years cut
attendance at Ohio farmers’ insti
tutes from 743,684 in 1940-41 to 193,
407 in 1944-45. Records show a trend
upward since then, with 300,000
counted at the 1946-47 institutes.
Farmers hiring three or more
workers at any one time are required
by Ohio law to carry workmens’ com
pensation insurance. Failure to com
ply puts the farmers’ total assets at
stake if an accident happens.
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