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aid greatly PAGE TWO _______ Local schools reopened Monday morning bringing a twelve-aay Christmas recess to 490 high and grade the retur a new ca study re i period will begin next Wednesday. Returning students may or may not be aware of numerous additions and improvements to equipment and buildings born of the vacation period. Six modern fluorescent lamps have been installed under the direction of Principal Gerhard Buhler in Room 308 on the top floor of the older part of the high school building. The room is used by' Miss Keel for English and Latin classes and has long needed improved lighting. Wade Bechtel, engineer, announced acquisition of a stoker for the No. 2 boiler put into operation during the holidavs. The new stoker, an Iron Fireman of the underfed screw type, was installed about a month ago and New Equipment And Improvements At High School Building During Holidays ,1 tion of the new stoker has permitted synchronization of the boilets where by* adequate output may be obtained with only 2/3 capacity of either boiler. The low heat requirements of the vacation period permitted con siderable repair work on both boilers including relining of fire boxes, cleaning and valve-packing. A South Bend, 9 inch, bench type, metal lathe was delivered to the industrial arts department last week bringing to three the number of metal lathes available for student use. In addition, through the War Assets Administration at Dayton, the department will soon receive a mill ing machine, squaring shears, grind er, surface plate, planishing machine and open end shears. The WAA at Toledo has already* delivered a.vertic al belt grinder to the shop. Addition of these units will mean a complete- line shop and will the xpansion of classes ng anticipated by Dwight Spayth, instructor. Stage sc»nery composed of six flats was constru ?ted for the auditor ium stage by Wni. Burbick, instructor of speech. Stagb scenery had fallen into poor repair during the war years due to material shortages. Construction and repairs are under way in anticipation of spring dramatic productions. 11 1 1 For you who like Neat Closets 5ehl Snt Building custodians were also busy repairing equipment, washing class room windows, washing down auditorium walls and in general con ditioning the building for the return of pupils and teachers. Edgar Herr Directs Farm Edgar V structor of shop work hrough the Christm Shop Course rr, Bluffton, is in erans class in farm cted from Dec. 19 ar Christmas vaca- High scchool, with vacation only on 'e different way at th am directed leted includ, ing of fou und, pros com pair pair hop activities were same time in the by Herr. Projects construction and nqw grain beds ?e tractors three ws overhauled and tractor breaking narrows overhauled o new double hog ucted and painted implement trailer Additional work on and a metal lathe. *ge weiaei nade, plus ■ctric weld, boiler rs used Lai aim Augsburger Weds Dale Altman LaVaun Augsburger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Augsburger, Route 2, Bluffton, became the bride of Dale R. Altman, of Findlay, in a Christmas Day wedding at Ft. Wayne. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Clayton D. Steiner, of Fort Wayne, uncle of the bride. For her wedding, the bride chose a mist blue crepe street length dress with sequin trim and black acces sories. Her corsage was of pink rose buds, and her jewelry was a necklace of pearls, gift of the groom. Mrs. Altman is a graduate of Bluffton High school and the Ft. Wayne Bible Institute. Until re cently she was engaged in church work in southeastern. Ohio. Her husband, son of Mrs. Ella Altman, Findlay, attended Findlay high school, and is employed in that city. The couple will reside at 331 Cherry street in Findlay. Insurance Meeting Annual business meeting of the Mennonite Mutual Aid Society will be held at the Pandora high school building Saturday, January 10, 1948 at 1:30 p. m. for the purpose of transacting any business that may properly come before the meeting. 38 Albert Winkler, Sec. Plastic Film Matching Closet Accessories I'ansDurent DUROSEAL plaistic film- loral printed Vinyl coated cotton trim. 1 Sf■al Sac Eight Garment ac Blanket Bag. Holds Bag fr dresses, coats, men’s two very large blankets or suits ind overcoats ... $4.25 one large com for•ter. Zipper closure S2 95 a.1 Sac Jumbo Bag holds nearly twice as many gar- Seal Siac Shoe 1Bag. Made ments as above.......... ...$4.98 entire!y of Vinyl coated cot ton 1floral print. Twelve 4^. ?al Sac Suit Bag for roomy pockets. Holds six men/s or women’s suits. pairs of ladies’’ or men’s lenerth coats........ $3.98 shoes. ......... .$2.98 Basinger’s Furniture Store Forty-five Years of Dependable Service W1 aid £pr jumbled closets in a line ig bags and closet accessories to thing in its place protect be rotn moths and dust- Made of with THE BLUFITO Pleasant Hill Mr. and Mrs. Mack Andrews and family were New Year's supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Mar quart and family. Those present at a family dinner Sunday at the Maurice Bell home were: Mr. and Mrs. Carey Bell and family of Marysville Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Mont gomery and family and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Emans and family. Miss Betty Jean Lewis, niece of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Herr, and Robert Vroman were united in marriage Sunday afternoon at the St. John’s Evangelical Reformed church in Bluffton. Don Herr, cousin of the bride, had the honor of escorting the bridal party to and from the church. Mr. and Mrs. Winston Jennings and sons spent Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Huber and son. Mr. and Mrs. Karl Huber called on Ellis Vandemark at Memorial hos pital Sunday afternoon. Ellis remains about the same. Mr. and Mrs. Berdell Huber and daughter spent New Year’s with Mr. and Mrs. Russell Huber and Dale, celebrating their 5th wedding anni versary. Mr, and Mrs. Mack Andrews were Sunday afternoon callers of Mrs. Frank Andrews. Darrell Lee Huber spent New Year’s eve with Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Huber. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Winegardner and children were Saturday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Younk man. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Jennings and sons Rodney and Winston and family spent New Year’s with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fleming of Lafayette. Mrs. Marion Hixon was a Sunday eve visitor of Mrs. Sarah Oates. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Winegardner and son Huber and daughter Lucy were Friday evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bell and family. Callers at the Arthur Phillips last Wednesday were Mr. Turner, Charles Lee and Billy Younkman. Francis Younkman was a caller Monday p. m. Donald Badertscher spent New Year’s at the Wayne Zimmerman home. Mrs. Pauline Zimmerman and daughter called on her sister, Mrs. Lucille Frantz and daughters, Sun day afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Cloyce Ernest were guests at a venison dinner Tuesday eve at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Huber. Mr. and Mrs. Cloyce Ernest spent Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Trout. Mrs. Sarah Oates and son Don were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Owens and family of Lima and sister Claribel, who was re moved from the hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Cloyce Ernest were Friday evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Clausing. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Shindiedecker were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Shindiedecker of Lima. Pandora Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Basinger, lo cal florists, are spending a couple of weeks with his mother, Mrs. Salome Basinger and children who are living in Los Angeles, Calif. Miss Audrey Thrapp returned home after spending several days with friends in Dearborn, Mich. Mrs. Hiram Krohn and Bernice Anders on spent several days in the Dale .Snavely home at Holgate last week. The WSCS of the Methodist church will meet in the home of Mrs. Geo. Decker on Thursday evening. Ralph Baxter will leave this week id the month in Florida. r. and Mrs. Richard Frantz and sons have returned home after spend ing the holidays in Florida. Mildred V. Krohn Is Married To Dalbert E. Pickens Mr. and Mrs. Hiram S. Krohn of Pandora are announcing the mar riage of their youngest daughter Mildred V. Krohn to Dalbert E. Pick ens son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Pick ens of Bluffton, Ohio. The couple were married at Ellis ton, Ohio, Saturday, December 27, 1947 with Rev. Charles Holzworth, friend of the groom, performing the double-ring ceremony. For her wedding the bride wore a gold wool dress with dark brown ac cessories. Her corsage was of gar denias. The groom wore a brown aduate is emg s a grai nd of He i university. •oaeh of’ lerved he Ari Ung Green btate ow Principal and high school. He e and one-half years in Air Force. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank all the friends and neighbors for their aid and sym pathy so generously extended dtfring the illness and death of our sister, Miss Fannie Diller also Rev. Smuck er who officiated at the funeral the services of Clayton Bucher who sang, the pallbearers and all those sending flowers. Miss Mary Diller Mrs. Peter Nusbaum Mrs. Peter Herr NEWS, BLUFFTON. OHIO Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Matter and family were New Year’s day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Leedy and son of near Lima. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Chidester and family and Mr. and Mrs. John Nonnamaker and son were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Eikenbary. Mr. and John Boehm of Jenera, Mr. aril Mrs. Richard Core and family spent New Year’s day afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz. The United States Marine Corps LOYALTY I to counttnj DEVOTION to July SELF-RELIAN DEPENDABI Tkese qualities traditional in the Marine Corps—are recognised tkrouglwut our land as American characteristics that make our nation strong among nations—keep us, as a people, always alert and united. Richland Center Mr. and Mrs. Donivon Gratz and family of Souderton, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Walton Alderfer and daughter of Bellemore, New York Mr. and Mrs. Paul Detweiler and children of Toledo Mr. and Mrs. Otto Amstutz were New Year’s day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Gratz and family. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schaublin and family were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schaublin. if V T' f... fl I .’ll Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Coon and daughter of Columbus spent last week with Mrs. J. I. Luginbuhl. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hilty and family spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Francis Basinger and family. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marquart were Sunday evening supper guests at the Amos and Weldon Luginbuhl home. Evening callers were Mr. and Mrs. Don Dillman and family. Mr. and Mrs. Wil ford Gratz and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Roily Moser and sons and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Matter spent New Year’s eve with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Matter. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Leiber and sons spent last Tuesday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Matter and family. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Francis Marquart and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jump and son of Ada spent last Tuesday even ing with Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Chidester and family. Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Gratz and k To be shown here os o uan Erwin, popular Holly wood star, leads the cast in “Ooctor Jim”, feature picture to he shown in Bluffton High School auditorium Friday after noon January 9 at 1 o’clock. Th s movie headlines the John Deere Day entertainment and ?d:.cational program for farm ers and their families which is being sponsored by O. C. Hor sey & Sons. Admission will h-' by ticket only, but tickets can be obtained free of charge at the O. C. Hursey & Sons store. 4 “Doctor Jim” is a friendly, warm-hearted picture that pays a fine tribute to a small com-, munity’s leading citizen the country doctor. You’ll like Doc and his wife, Sally—they’re hu man folks who’ll tug at your hearts and provide plenty of chuckles, too. In the supporting cast are uch other well-known artists Barbara Wooddell, Hobart Cavanaugh, William Wright and Netta Packer. In addition to “Doctor Jim”, daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gratz and sons and Leonard Gratz called Sunday at the Ernest Gratz home. Mr. and Mrs. W’arren Moser spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Russell Miller of Lima. Mr. and Mrs. John Badertscher and daughter Clara spent last Tues day evening at the Otto Amstutz home. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jennings and son spent New Year’s eve with Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gratz. Mrs. Emanuel Boutwell and daugh ter, Mrs. Wilford Gratz and daugh ter spent last Wednesday at the W’alter Schaublin home. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Matter and family spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Roily Moser and sons. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Gratz and daughter Joan and son Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gratz of Pandora, Mr. and Mrs. Donivan Gratz of Souderton, Pa., and Miss Betty Raush were Monday evening supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Gratz and son Richard. Mr. and Mrs. Morris Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gratz and W’ilford Gratz spent Thursday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Matter. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Chidester and family were New Year’s day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Rayon Boutwell and family. Mrs. Sam Kohler and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Friedley spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Willis Schumacher. Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Boutwell and daughter Barbara, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schaublin and family and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schaublin were New Year’s day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Gratz and daughter Sharon. Mr. and Mrs. Menno Geiger and daughter Magdalene were Wednesday evening supper guests of Mrs. Sam Kohler and daughter. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank everyone who extended aid and sympathy during the illness and death of our beloved wife and mother also Rg»*. Opper mann and Rev. Cramer who officiated at the funeral and Mr. Roider who sang and all those who sent the beautiful flowers. W. W. Huber Earl C. Huber & Family Clair M. Huber & Family For ’48... several other new, all-talking pictures will be shown. They include “Keep Your Eye on the Soil”—an educational picture that sounds a warning no one in agriculture can afford to ig nore—SOIL MAINTENANCE.. “Doubting Thomas”—an inter esting story that will give you some new slants on new John Deere Models “A” and “B” Tractors “Short Cuts in Forage Harvest”—which dem onstrates the way to shorter, easier, and more profitable har THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 1948 LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE HAULING Every Load Insured STAGER BROS. Bluff ton. Ohio pfW© AND ELECTRIC llfflii RlfWR WRK SEE US FOR Rebuilt Sweepers Complete Supplies for House Wiring Lighting Fixtures Appliances Miimma Electric Shop Carl Mumma 122 North Main ■■■in ft, I fl ■INMfsEniitwrthem Exchange ■IB Aw DDAPDCCC" activity rnUUnl.0d. The assuran The Northwestern Mutual A. C. Burcky, Local Repres /./ .1..L- 1 1 -1- Packed in every 1OO-lb. bag of STATE PILOT* EGG FEEDS You get an[ extra bonut in STATE PILOT Egg Feed* .!. a valuable "Chick-Check’ ir» every 100-lb, bag. Remember, each "Chick Check" i» Rood for 10c toward the purchase of your 15M1 Baby Chicks. Save the STATE PILOT “Chick-Checks" .. use them just like money when you buy your chicks next spring SEE THE DIFFERENCE FEED STATE PILOT One feeding trial will prove STATE PILOT WHIN YOU Egg Feeds bring out the best inherited laying ability in your flocks.( There s a difference ia egg feeds and STATE PILOT products plenty of eggs at low feed costs! See your STATE PILOT dealer today. v "famou* feedi tor Afore than 25 Ytari" Amstutz Hatchery EHufftcn, Chic of teday co of tomorrow Life Ins. Co. entative ■Pm lib.'—.J? vesting of hay and forage crops “Save More Corn at Lower Cost”, and “What’s New for ’48”. O. C. Hursey & Sons are ex tending a cordial invitation to all farm readers of this news paper— and their neighbors to be their guests on John Deere Day. January 9. Be sure to call at the O. C. Hursey & Sone store for your FREE tick et®, if you don’t already have them. Adv.