Inaugurating a new program in
flight training Harold Carey and
Clayton Bixel, operators of Bluffton
Airport, will conduct breakfast
flights early Sunday mornings to
distant airfields throughout the
spring and summer.
The program has been received
with much enthusiasm by students
enrolled in the GI flight training
program and seasoned pilots of the
Airport Schedules Weekly Breakfast
Flights To Distant Airfields
Timed so that Bluffton and visit
ing aircraft will all be airbourne by
6 a. m. the squadron of planes will
head for landing fields approximate
ly an hour’s flight time away.
Alighting at a designated airfield,
instructors, students and passengers
gather at the airport restaurant for
discussion and breakfast.
Within an hour the party is again
airbourne and headed for home, ar
riving at Bluffton airpi
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The flight home allows sufficient
time for participating airmen to at
tend Sunday morning worship serv
The schedule will be maintained
to give all students enrolled in
ground school ample opportunity for
solo flight training and dual cross
Next Sunday planes from Bluff
ton and neighboring airfields and
flying farmers from the area will
participate in a flight to Norwalk.
The flight, scheduled for last Sun
day, was postponed because of bad
weather conditions. The Bluffton
Norwalk hop will be the second
breakfast flight conducted by Bluff
ton airport this spring. Two weeks
ago a fleet of planes made a trip to
Scheduled to make the flight to
Norwalk next Sunday, weather per
mitting are seven planes owned by
O. C. Hursey & Sons
John Deere Sales & Service
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Open Saturday Night
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Bluffton Airport and additional air
craft from Ada, Lima, Findlay, and
Passengers and pilots flying Bluff
ton Airport owned planes are: Piper
Cub, Lloyl Davis, flying solo, Lima
Taylor Craft, Mr. and Mrs. James
Slechter, Lima Ercoupe, Clair Ben
nett, Lima, and instructor John Rol
lins, Findlay Aeronca, Tommy Mc
Cray, Spencerville Aeronca, Harold
Coffman, Spencerville and instructor
Harmon J. Falkel, Bluffton Aeron
ca, Richard J. Burger, Lima, taking
cross country flight training for pri
vate license. Pilots Bennett and
Coffman are taking duel cross coun
Flying Station Wagon
The new Stinson Station Wagon
purchased by Bluffton Airport will
be flown by Clayton Bixel. The new
ship has facilities for three pass
engers and pilot.
Participating from Lima will be
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Kahler and Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Nesbitt flying a
Planning to take part in the flight
will be Emery Russell, manager of
Pandora Airport, and students and
Paul Wertheimer, manager of Ada
Airport and students.
Bluffton Airport, one of the most
modem in this section of Ohio has
excellent flying facilities. Over 100
students have soloed there since last
Personal Tax Income
At All-Time High
Allen county’s personal and classi
fied tax collection, which closed last
week, hit an all-time peak of $208,
358.96 personal and $88,848 classi
The figures announced by County
Treasurer Ray W. Barnett, are for
first-half 1948 collections.
Personal tax receipts were ap
proximately $55,000 more than for
the corresponding period last year,
and classified tax receipts were up
more than $10,000.
The county report said the in
creased collections were jointly due
to improved business conditions re
sulting in more taxpayers and high
er rates in 14 of the 36 county tax
U. S. farmers intend to plant al
most the same amount of com in
1948 as they planted in 1947, and the
1948 acreage will be the lowest in
the last 50 years. Iowa and other
states in the western part of the corn
belt are cutting corn acreages be
cause they will have fewer hogs to
feed. Normal corn yields would pro
duce more than 3,000,000,000 bushels
from the 1948 plantings and that
total would be 20 per cent more than
was harvested in 1947.
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TER BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON. OHIO
Sunday evening recreation lor
young persons of high school and
college age under a program spon
sored during the winter season by
the Bluffton Youth Fellowship has
attracted widespread attention, ana
regarding which an article, written
by Rev. Paul Cramer, of the First
Methodist church, will appear in a
Sponsored by the Bluffton
Ministerial association, and other
interested groups, the recreation
program was launched last Novem
ber, and has been held each Sunday
night since that time. It will be
concluded in April.
Mrs. Grace Ackerman of Cleveland
spent Friday and Saturday with Mr.
and Mrs. F. C.. Marshall.
Mr. and Mrs. Lysle Cahill and
daughter Lynne of Cleveland were
week end guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Walter Cupp returned home
Sunday from a week’s visit with Mr.
and Mrs. Roscoe Aiderman and son
James in Brookfield..
A son, Mark Boyd, was born to the
Rev. and Mrs. Ernest Bigelow at
Bluffton hospital Wednesday. Mrs.
Boyd of Fargo, N. D., is here to as
sist in the care of her grandchildren.
A letter from Miss Eunice Trumbo,
pastor of the Congregational church
in Council, Idaho, informs us that a
ten-day trip to Alaska will be a part
of her summer vacation..
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Freet, Mr.
.and Mrs. Ray Stewart, Mr. and Mrs.
F. C. Marshall and Mr. and Mrs.
Madison Stewart were Sunday eve
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Marshall in Orange Twp.
Miss Elizabeth Campbell of Cleve
land is spending several weeks with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Begg, Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Begg and Mr. and Mrs.
D. C. Campbell attended a farewell
party at the H. S. auditorium in La
fayette last Friday night honoring
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Warner. Mr.
Warner, who has served as County
Agent for Allen County for several
years, leaves for Columbus in the
near future to take up a new position.
Mr. Robert Barnett of Wooster
spent the week end with his family,
who are guests in the W. E. Marshall
Mr. Albert Burkholder, who left
several Weeks ago on a western trip,
is now visiting friends in McAllen,
Mrs. D. C. Campbell and daughter
Elizabeth spent Saturday with Mr.
and Mrs.. Delmer Reagan in Dayton.
Mesdames J. O. Cupp, John Burk
holder, Guy Mayberry, Herbert Mar
shall, D. C. Campbell, Edgar Begg,
Bluffton College Gospel Team
Left to right—Stanley Stauffer, Palm, Pa., first tenor Wallis
Turner, Vaughnsville, second tenor Walter Treadway, Memphis,
Tenn., baritone Kenneth Bauman, Champa, India, bass Richard
Baum, Carlock. 111., marimbist.
The Gospel team will appear in a program at Ebenezer Men
nonite church, Sunday night at 7:30 o’clock as guests of the
Senior C. E. society.
Success Of Bluffton Youth Social
Group Attracts Widespread Interest
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The social meetings have been
held in the basement of the First
Methodist church, where shuffleboara
and ping pong facilities were avail
Additional equipment was made
possible through contributions of the
Ministerial association, Bluffton
college, and the Bluffton Recreation
Refreshments have been provided
by churches of the town.
Officers of the Youth Fellowship
group are Winifred Fett, president,
and Gordon Bixel, Jr., secretary
Walter Cupp, Clarence Begg, Glen
Huber and F. C. Marshall represent
led the local society at a meeting of
Lima Presbyterial held in Delphos,
Wednesday. Mrs. Earl Woodbury of
Shantung, China, was the speaker.
The Friendly Neighbors Club and
the Profit and Pleasure club were
well represented at a Detroit meet
ing of the Federated Farm Women’s
clubs from Allen County at their
25th anniversary dinner and meet
ing held in the Methodist church in
Beaverdam last Thursday.
Mrs. D. C. Campbell and daughter
Elizabeth attended the wedding of
Mr. Leonard Stetschulte in the St.
John’s Catholic church in Leipsic last
Mrs. Osa Ream will be hostess to
the Friendly Neighbors club Thurs
day afternoon of next week with the
following program: Song Roll Call
Paper, “Some Interesting Facts
About Trees,” Mrs. Wayne Kidd
Song Dialogue, “Selling the Farm,”
Mrs. Carl Amstutz and Mrs. William
Reichenbach Poem Song.
The Profit and Pleasure club will
gather in the home of Mrs. Glen Hu
ber for the next meeting, Wednesday,
April 21. Mrs. J. O. Cupp will present
“Reading in the Home’’ and a Book
Review will be given by Mrs. Ray
College Nine Loses
Twin Bill Saturday
Opening 1948 baseball competition,
Bluffton college dropped a double
CREAM SEPARATORS i
Jorg's Better Bred Started
Chicks in Stock April 14
1,000 AAA White Leghorn pullets 2 weeks old
700 AAA White Leghorn pullets 10 days old
500 Master Mating White Leghorns 10 days old
150 AAA White Rock pullets 1 week old
150 AAA New Hampshire Red pullets 3 days old
100 AAA White Rock pullets 3 days old
Due to the recent storm we have had several cancella
tions for started chicks. We are reducing our prices on
started chicks for immediate sale. Come in and see us be
fore you buy.
THURSDAY, APRIL 15. 194S
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header to the Toledo university nine
last Saturday afternoon at the col
lege diamond by scores of 13 to 3
and 5 to 2.
In the two games, the Rockets got
away to substantial leads in the first
inning, and never were seriously
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