The Perseid metors—an annual
visit of “shooting stars’’—again are
flashing through the night sky, with
the greatest display set for this
Up to 70 of the flying meteors
often can be seen in one hour dur
ing the early part of August. After
midnight is the best time to search
the skies for them.
Most of the meteors appear in
the northeast, but they also are vis
ible in other parts of the sky. With
the moon in its last quarter, it is
not sufficiently bright to interfere
with good visibility.
The meteors are a train of parti
cles of stone and metal .ranging
from buckshot to pea size, that race
Route 25 Discussed
Agitation for the often-rumored
north-south superhighway which may
pass through Bluffton on its route
through Northwestern Ohio received
publicity in Washington again the
past week, although no work on the
project has passed beyond the early
stages of formative planning.
Perseid Meteors, Visible This
Month, Wreckage Of Former Comet
Commenting on the route thru
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around an orbit which brings them
once a year into the earth’s path
around the sun. They are traveling
at upwards of 20 miles per second,
and the friction and heat resulting
from their speed through the earth’s
atmosphere makes them glow.
The Perseids are believed to be
the wreckage of Tuttle’s comet, which
disintegrated. Tiny particles repre
senting the remains of the comet
still travel in the same orbit and
get their name because they appear
in that part of the sky occupied by
the constellation Prseus.
The Perseids are the best-known
stream of meteors, and always are
certain to produce a good annual
this part of the state, O. C. Kohli,
state highway division engineer at
Lima, said its location still is un
As matters now stand, Route 25
which passes through Bluffton has
the edge in formative planning for
location of the superhighway, he in
In the past, however, there has
been considerable agitation to set
up a new route for the super-road
way, following the abandoned course
of the old Cincinnati and Lake
Erie traction line between Toledo
Final decision on the highway
largely will be affected by its im
portance and cost, Kohli said.
Cities, villages and counties along
the route would be expected to con
tribute financially to the project, it
was pointed out.
Current planning provides for the
local governments and state each to
finance 25 per cent of the cost, with
the federal government supplying
the other 50 per cent.
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Saddle Club Outing
A farm wagon loaded with food—
chicken, pie, cake and a large va
riety of other tempting tidbits—was
the deciding factor in making the
annual Saddle Club picnic a huge
The picnic held Sunday at Fox
Hill was well attended with a hung
ry throng making short work of the
appetizing delicacies. During the
afternoon ten gallons of ice cream,
ten watermelons and five cases of
pop were consumed.
Follow the leader on horseback
provided plenty of excitement for
riders as well as spectators. Riding
their mounts up the steep eroded
sides of the hill from the creek bed
to the top was accomplished with
Donivan Stratton and Emerson
Ehrnman from Columbus Grove
“shot up the place” with motion pic
ture cameras and Edgar Herr click
ed the shutter on many an event.
Youngsters had pony rides to their
Entry to the picnic site was made
through Herr Bros, farm, hosts for
Among those attending were: Mr.
and Mrs. George Frick and Jean
Ann, Mr. and* Mrs. George Kimmel,
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Bechtol and
Darlene, Mr .and Mrs. Howard Ben
roth, Jimmy, Judy and Joyce Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Marshall, Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Marshall, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Swank, Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Rogers, Johnnie and Jack Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Hamilton, Wilma, Howard
and Kenneth Mr. and Mrs. Ray
mond Hamilton, Keith and Karen
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Benroth, Bev
erly and Janette Mr. and Mrs. Al
bert Ingalls, Mrs. Millard Herr, Dor
othy and Steven Mr. and Mrs. Ed
gar Herr and Billy Misses Emma
Manahan and Margaret Griffith
Forest Herr, Woodie Herr, Ray
Crouse and Alfred Basinger, all of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brown, Nancy
and Emily Mr. and Mrs. Joe Walt-
ers, all of Rawson
Mr. and Mrs. Donivan Stratton
and Donna Lou, and Mr. and Mrs.
Emerson Ehrnman and H. L. May
berry, all of Columbus Grove.
Miss LaNell Manahan and Miss
Barbara Sue Manahan of Toledo.
Mr, and Mrs. Martin Breila of
The Beaverdam classes of ’38 and
’39 had their annual get-together at
the Findlay park Sunday with a
picnic dinner at noon.
Officers for the coming year were
elected as follows:
Marion Downey, president Bob
Green, vice president Mrs. Harold
Those attending were: Mr.
Mrs. Homer Bowers and son,
Mrs. Paul Spyker, Eugene Augs
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Mrs. Harold Crawfis and
and Mrs. Marion Downey
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rockhill,
and Mrs. Edward Keifer, Mr.
Mrs. Frederick Andrews, Mr.
Mrs. William W’eick, Mr. and
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
State of Ohio, Allen County, sa,
Estate of Bertha Balmee, Dateaged.
Sidney Balmer and Lev^l»*TIixe! of Bluff
con, Ohio, have been.aWffointed and quali
fied as ex^utors ot/the estate of Bertha
Balmer lat"of AUeivTounty. Ohio, deceased.
Dated this 1st day of Aujrust, 1947.
RAYMOND P. SMITH,
18 Probate Judge
Titles, instead of exalting, debase
those who act not up to them.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Three New Buildings
At Boy Scout Camp
Construction of three new build
ings, plus road, water and sewage
disposal facilities, at the Shawnee
area council’s Boy Scout camp at
Defiance has been authorized by the
executive board of the council.
Bluffton Boy Scout troops, as
members of the council, attend the
Defiance camp each summer. This
year four Bluffton young men served
on the executive staff of the camp,
including Kenneth Oberly, camp di
Three buildings included in the
authorized program are a central
lodge and dinning hall, caretaker’s
residence and equipment storage and
Estimated total cost is $44,500,
and reports indicate $34,000 now is
available in the camp building fund.
Beaverdam Sc hoods
Seek Music Teacher
One instructor is needed to com
plete the teaching staff at Beaver
dam for the coming fall school term,
according to an announcement last
week by Supt. W. M. Floyd, of the
Allen county school system.
A vacancyy for music teacher ex
ists at Beaverdam. The faculty at
the Lafayette-Jackson school is com
plete, according to the superintend
At Rawson Park
A supervised playground spon
sored at the Rawson park by the
Rawson Lions club started opera
tions this week, and will continue
through August 29.
Dr. Weldon Diller, president of
the club, said Richard Lenhart had
been named recreation director at
the playyground. The program is
open to all boys and girls of the
Rawson school district and Mt. Cory.
Included in recreational offerings
will be woodcraft, archery, badmint
on, croquet, softball and various
games. The playground will be open
each week day, Monday through Fri
The LaFayette Order of Eastern
Star held their annual picnic Thurs
day evening at the LaFayette park,
it was hell attended.
Mrs. Adah Hall spent the past
week visiting with Mrs. Cadda Grog
gins at Celina.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rex and sons
entertained Sunday with a picnic
lunch the following guests: Mr. and
Mrs. Gail Mocrc, Ronnie and Pattie
Moore of Ada, Mr. and Mrs. Robt.
Guy and son Tommy of Harrod and
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hall of La
Pvt. Eugene Anspach, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence Anspach arrived
home on terminal leave from Fort
The Keystone and Semper Fidelis
classes of the LaFayette M. E.
church met Wednesday evening at
the home of Mrs. Mildred Carey.
Government buying of dried and
frozen eggs ended August 1 because
officials believe market demand for
eggs during the remainder of the
year will keep price levels high
enough without any government sup
port. Egg production for the last
half of the year is expected to be a
little greater than in the same period
of 1946. Storage holdings are con
siderably smaller than a year ago.
Reports of the native chestnut
becoming resistant to the blight
which killed all mature trees of that
species are labeled as mistakes by
U. S. foresters. Every search for
a healthy seedling and every at
tempt to produce a resistant hybrid
Thomas John Me Carey, whose place of
»idence is Guam oiofl whose address is care
O. 834, care Post
resi deuce is Guam and
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master, San Francisct, ____ __ ___
by notified that Eil ene Fae McCarey, a
minor, by Louise M. 1 ewis, her next friend,
has filed her petition a ptinst him for divorce,
restoration to maiden
relief, on the ground _—T _____
'.y and extreme crus ty. in case No. 87699
the Court of Con mon “1_'
jnty, Ohio, at Lit la, Ohio. Said cause
y be heard and det k’
n of six weeks froi i
eene Fae McCarey, I
California. is here-
name and a 1 proper
of proas neglect of
Pleas of Allen
ided after the exnira
i the first publication
minor, by Louise
Lewis, her next fl-----
By Clarence C. Mi ler. Her Attorney
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Night Radio Program
Miss Janet Schumacher, Cleve
land vocalist, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Schumacher of Berea,
Ky., will be heard on the NBC radio
program “The Big Break,” Sunday
night at 9:30 o’clock. Her father is
a native of the Bluffton area.
The program, to be broadcast
from the network’s New York studio
will be a salute to the city of Cleve
Miss Schumacher is one of four
representatives of that city who will
appear on the program. Recordings
of their voices were made several
weeks ago in Cleveland and sent to
Bronze Medals Here
For War Veterans
First of the bronze medals to be
awarded to all veterans of World
War II were distributed here Mon
day by representatives of the Lima
The medals Monday went to men
who served in the Navy. Those for
other branches of the service are ex
pected to arrive shortly.
The medal of attractive design one
and one-half inches in diameter, is
suspended from a varicolored ribbon
similar to the Victory ribbon.
A study of economic trends
showed that one-third of the Indian
families of various reservations had
incomes of less than $500 in 1944
and nearly two-thirds received less
than $1,000, although the war year
of 1944 had increased their incomes
substantially. Termination of the
war ended the war work which
took 40,000 Indians temporarily off
the reservations and all but elimi
nated the family dependency allot
ments from the 25,000 Indian men
and women who served in the
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Harriet Cooney Is
Bride In Indiana
Miss Harriet Cooney, formerly of
Bluffton, became the bride of Rich
ard T. Snow at 2:30 Saturday
afternoon, July 26, in the First
Methodist church, Angola, Indiana.
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The Rev. John W. Bordess read
the double ring service in the pres—
ence of close friends and immediate
families of the bride and groom.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. R. K. Cooney, Sr., of Un
ion City, Michigan, former Bluffton
residents, and Mr. Snow is the son
of Mrs. Floyd Priest of Montpelier,
The altar was decorated with bask
ets of asters and gladiloi. Mrs.
James Patterson, sister of the bride,
sang “Because” and the wedding mu
sic was played by Mrs. Wayne
The bride was given in marriage
by her father and was attended by
Mrs. Robert Cooney, Jr., as matron
of honor and Miss Margaret Snow.
Robert Cooney, Jr., was best man.
Virginia Anne Patterson, little niece
of the bride, carried a basket of
For her wedding the bride wore a
pale blue summer gabardine suit
with white accessories and a corsage
of white roses and sweet peas.
Mrs. Snow is employed at the Un
ion City Milk Co., and Mr. Snow has
a portrait studio in Edgerton, Ohio,
and is a movie projectionist in the
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Honoring Homer Reeder of Lima
and little Donnamae McCluer of
Bluffton a dinner was held at the
Carl ‘dCahill on Jefferson street.
Guests were: Mrs. Eli Hartman.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen McCluer and
daughter Donnamae, Miss May
Steinman, Mrs. Ethel Magee, Mr.
and Mrs. Orlo Marshall and Mr. and
Mrs. Homer Reeder of Lima.
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