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ARMED FORCES OF FOUR POWERS EYE EACH OTHER (Concluded from page 1) a real recovery’ from World War I. The more total World War II thus has given little Austria a terrific blow although the actual physical destruction was not as great as in Germany. For instance, Vienna was only 25 per cent destroyed compared to approximately 80 per cent for Frankfurt and Munich. However, the road ahead will be very difficult because of her langer background of suffering and the fact that her re sources are not as great as Ger- any Evidences of pleasure the other six days 105 S. M^n Street Ik^UUl^ /A/ f*g|g BtTivfA /7 frosted’ ____ K T'W/m Af^g’/ 7Z/j• r*z /m ^LWO/fy WHtfWW' vVyo- been We’ve and qui teri^ intact with the Baroque architecture prevailing. Three of the most-prized centers of culture were hit very hard by the war the world-famous Staatsoper, the Burgtheater, and the huge Stephans cathedral were gut ted by fire. Slowly and painfully the Austrians are endeavoring to rebuild these dearly beloved cultural institutions. Some of the beautiful suburban dis tricts were left intact. destroy the charm and beauty of the Blue Danube and the Vienna Woods, of which we all have heard so much verse and song. On a clear sum day thousands upon thousands in Former Gaiety Yes, the overall picture is gloomy, but still one can see evidences of the charm and beauty of the gay Old Vienna. Many of the old palaces and government buildings are stiU of Vienna inhabitants may be seen jlling in the woods—the women their colorful “dirndls” and the i in their short “lederhosen.” »v narteqt «o- •«•***. It’s his special privilege on Sunday that new Hot point Range and your cooking and baking Hot point Sales and Service I1J LJ------I —J fyfodteJl Setoxce This Week taught to give courteous, friendly service ve been doing just that. The A TO Z MEAT & LOCKER SERVICE invites you to buy our meats and take advantage of our locker, slaugh and packaging service. Home Killed Meats BEEF PORK VEAL LAMB AUTHORIZED DEALER BIRDS EYE PORK CHOPS MILK FED VEAL Veal Shoulder Steak lb. 49c Veal Stew lb. 35c Veal Chops lb. 59c Creamery Fresh Butter Pure Pork Lard lb. 29c Our Own Make lb. 49c ROAST FRESH OYSTERS Oleo, Nu-Maid lb. 38c Lge. Bologna lb. 35c Weiners lb. 45c with skins BACON sliced lb. 39c-55c-69c-80c ik7sed Roasting Chickens lb. 49c Ring Bologna Fresh or Smoked Sausage Our Own Make We Do Custom Slaughtering also Processing Beef Sold by the Quarter Many Operas and Plays An amazing array of operas, con certs and plays are presented night ly to the crestfallen Viennese. With the exception of one summer month invariably there are two operas, sev eral major concerts, several operet tas and about a dozen plays present ed every evening. The opera has made an amazing comeback and is without doubt right at the top in Europe. The settings and costuming in spite of shortages are very cleverly and beautifully worked out. Certainly a much higher percent age of the “common people” attend operas and concerts here than in America because of the quantity’ of fered and the fact that prices are comparatively not so high. If one were to look at this side of Viennese life, one would include that life in defeated Europe is not so bad but actually it is a matter of “whistling Good Music The great amount of good music being offered today in Vienna is not so surprising when one looks at its musical history, posers Straus born great here, blend Such great com as Mozart, Haydn, Johann is and Anton Bruckner were in Austria—and many other composers studied and lived The beautiful environs, the of the East—and—West all to go together to produce an environment from which music flows out in liquid spontaniety. To talk of contemporary Vienna without discussing 1 Russians would be a 1 the or a sumptions discussir are Phone 255-T The us herent fear, but becau the consequences from iors. lencans that their erstwhile ired after to wish a life is a deterrent hips. Those who iends point out that appt Thu several of to have had they*are ople than I have i lb. 87c Picnic Hams lb. 49c who have told me about contacts they have had sians. The one man, Robert, an 80-year-old missionary and one-man of Arabian heritage, tells how he has distributed thousands of New Testaments to the Russian soldiers, and how they have received eagerly. THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON, OHIO titled to Russia under the Potsdam agreement. With Russ able holding difficult for which is primaril ture and purpose is a package 1 for patients reles general hospitals averages approxi per month. Packages are people with ope come. Another month are given lung t. b. betwe and 40 years. 1 ing program is Vienna by the distributed to Vi Austria after ha countries during the enigmatical gross oversight Howeve Miss Elizabeth has been in cha package progran has recently st a hit by th of MCC sack: will Ameri ist sec As a looks like. what a Russiai matter of fact be kept will be group with this winter. eous gifts a needly groups of of Eli Schumachc iously ill the pt to St. Rita’s hi further treatmer such very over their “bird-cage” and that they long for as- istence, sociation with foreigners. However, the common indoctrined soldier probably has neither the op portunity nor the desire to meet foreigners. A year ago “incidents” reported about Russian soldiers were much more frequent than now. One heard of daylight holdups, apartment holdups, people being forced dress on the streets as the took their clothes, etc, Lock Whitis from the Bluff Mr. Whitis 8u pelvis several v Whitis, his fath the same hospit son was brought Mr. to un soldier Pistol Backs Orders Probably for the sake of relations orders from high up have stopped this type of thing. Russian army justice of an officer whipping out his pistol and shooting the of fending soldier immediately in the head—make their orders quite effect ive. By and large one would observe that the Russians are not popular in Vienna. The Viennese as yet have not orgotten how in the first days of the fall of Vienna the Rus sians looted, raped and sacked the city quite thoroughly. However, the play for the working man and the general slyness of the Russian policy ter effect with the ould realize. /er al people here interesting with Rus- Dr. Onkel self-styled them A Baptist clergyman tells how he put Russian Testaments on sale in a public bath frequented by Rus sians, and also in a bookstore. He reported that the Bibles were taken with such great eagerness by them that many of them left substantial sums of money for the Bibles. These incidents would certainly indicate that the common Russian has a feel ing of insecurity and unhappiness, and at the same time a sense of the religious. Unfortunately it seems that only by subtle behind-the-scene manipulations can one get next to the Russians—and then only through the written word. Russians Control Oil Fields Politically speaking it appears that the Russians are in no hurry to leave Austria. The rich oil fields and large industrial districts of Aus tria are all in the Russian zone. The Russians have been interpreting these valuable holdings very broadly as be ing “German assets,” and thus en- iting these valu full, it is very to recover econ- o the British and Aineri vould welcome the Austria, but with •esent meanwhile the (British, American, jssian) and Austria cans surely chance to lea^ the Russians four powers French and must nervously sit in this “hot spot’ anxiously eyeing one another. Aid MEDIC The Mennonite ntral Committee medical in its na The main action ribution program from all of the the city. This itely 7,000 people onsist of a No. 2% pork, three pounds i of cereal, and to ■d fruit, vegetables, k. It is hoped that 1 help the patients and pre to The packages can of beef or of flour, a pouni some cases cann and powdered mi this program wi recover after th vent them from ready overcrowd* »ir illness going back hospitals, also given i t. b. and o has been ser :eek was taken for Mrs. Leo Person pat a Toledo be remer daughter: philus public turned hi Los Ang spent son ... S*1.111 ................ 820 in to no 2,400 packages to people with open ?n the ages of 25 addition a cloth carried on in C. Clothing is ese returning to dividu a pro’ Material ai gan speak and have sought to meet the have discovered many times friends dis meetings. exile on a such rela- Settlement home I on the day his home. Mnd Mrs., Dennis Diller and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dil Rolland Reichen- family, let, Mr batfh, Mrs. .'Mary Miller and son Paul, and Miss Betty Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hoi bach and sons Donald were home the ■r Reichen Tommy. away in She will e of the ed hospital Sunda ibered here as of Mr. and singer. :i Mri me Saturday e les, Calif., wht le time visiting relativ 1 Mrs. ays of Mr. an Mrs. Theo- Ralph Basinger re ig from hey had Milford Haa last week Mr. an several cago. Lewis during tl agibihl past been quit Mrs. Dr.) Sewell Pender of Mi ami, Fk rida, and Mi's. (Rev.) Au brey e iderson and children of St. Claire, Michigan, reinained at the home of their father for some time since th» John Sclweek. death of the mother. Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Augsburger and family have recently moved in to their in Panek several taken abso them, Upon one occasion he was to a higher authority, and lutely refused to be cowed by but rather without hesitancy simply offered him a testament. This little old man showing no fear and doing such a simple act completely took the hardened Russian off his feet. This was a new approach for him. home which they purchased Rev. a nd Mrs. Hen ry Sene If, inis sionaries on furlough from Africa, visited i n the home ni Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wei ty and family Sunday. They left the forepart of the week for Florida where they are to spend i ili h*r Bi. DEMAND KNOW-HOW Almost onyon# con wrap o padcoga and make change ... but to prop erly compound a prescription re-' quire* years of education, training and experience, plus thorough examination by the state. Pro scriptions demand know-how. We, have it. SIDNEVS DRUG SHOP Prescription Pharmacy BLUFFTON, OHIO the approximately 400 Mennonite refuges living in Austria. The ma terials are hauled by truck from Vi enna to the American and British zones of Austria, rfelp is also ex tended to the Mennonites in regards to their emigration problems. The some 600,000 refugees crowd ed into small Austria provide an other burden to the national econ omy. Refugees eligible for migra tion are cared for by the Inter national Refugee Organization. The large share (mainly Volksdeutsche) are in British and American camps. much Jewish refugees received support from the American The receive the Austrian percentage of refugees basic food ration from economy. al- Joint their provided by Although the relief private relief agencies is a “drop in the bucket,” it is felt that many neg lected and urgent problems are alle viated through them. We hope also that our work in every corner of the globe may provide a witness of Christian love and concern in a world of darkness and hate. LEGAL NOTICE In the Common Pleas Court of Allen County, Unio. case No. 3S015 Ralph M. Sexton, Fla Defendant defendant. icable on and on and 194J Betty F. F. Sexton, whose ural Route, t. Box 77, wilt takef notice that Betty ha Winfield, West Vi Ralph M. Sexton action a of grost and for for heai votvf'bn the jz round? Anfr extreme cruelty, *Said cause will be of February, Ralnh See the new 131 Cherry Street se? 1948 Bonus FORD TRI1CK On display for the first time in Friday. Janua: See the many advantages in the n Bixel Motor January Specials at Beautiful Five Piece Dinette Set—hest, chip, stain resistant porcelain enamel table top. Four padded red leatherette covered chrome platec $69.50 Other sets $49.75 up Living Room Suites Bedroom Suites BLUFFTON, OHIO Innerspring Mattress Coleman Oil Space and Water Heaters Marion Electric Stoves and Water Heaters Philco and Crosley Refrigerators (A limited number for immediate delivery) Shop Armstrong's for All Your Household Needs ARMSTRONG’S FURNITURE KNOWN FOR FINE FURNITURE THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 1948 Special for January WINTER COATS Valued to $45.00—Your choice for $25.00 No they are not short and obsolete but good styles Chesterfield sport coats LADIES SUITS Values to $40.00—These at $25.00 Well, some are carried over from last year, but the styles are good. We have a few suits from that lousy material during the war. O. P. A. priced to $16.95. Sure, you can buy one for They are worth more, but we want to forget O. P. A. Built ur salesroom y 16th w Ford trucks Phone 172-W Bluffton, Ohio chairs—only .00 Up 50 Up 75 Up R. E. HAUENSTEIN, Mgr.