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A Good Place To Live VOLUME LXXHI BUMP IN STREET CAUSES BIG TRUCK TO RUN WILD HERE Large Semi-Truck Tears Up Lawns Knocks Down Trees And Light Driver Loses Control of Cargo Truck After Hitting Bump On South Main one was injured, but lawns, and a boulevard light standard the casualties when a large No trees were semi-tractor-trailer ran wild along South Main street in the residence section last Thursday afternoon after the driver lost control of the vehicle when it struck a bump in the Dixie highway pavement at the south corp oration limits of the village. Careening onto the sidewalk and thru lawns, the truck clipped off a catalpa tree, part of a cherry tree and knocked down a standard before the to a halt. boulevard light driver brought it it struck the bad Northbound when place in the pavement, the vehicle went over the sidewalk at Beaver street for a distance of some 250 feet, tearing up the lawn at the Mrs. Lydia Lora property. On the Lora lot the truck damaged a cherry tree, knocked down a large catalpa tree and broke off a boule vard light standard on the lawn strip. There were no pedestrians on the walk at the time, and no one was hurt. Perry Grimm, 27, Lodi, O., driver of the truck was uninjured and the truck sustained only minor dam age. The truck was owned by the Motor Cargo lines, of Akron. The bump in the pavement about 100 feet south of Beaver street had been patched by the state highway department a week earlier, but the temporary repair job had gone bad again. It was repaired a second time on the morning following the mishap. Death Claims Pastor Of St. Mary’s Church Rev. James G. Nett, 55, pastor of St. Marys Catholic church in Bluff ton, and who observed the silver an niversary of his ordination in a jubilee mass here last February 18, died at 8:15 p. m. last Thursday in Lima St. Rita’s hospital. Rev. Nett had been seriously ilk for several months, and had relin quished his duties as pastor of the church here and as resident chaplain of St. Rita’s hospital. Solemn pontifical mass was held in Lima St. Rose church Monday morning for Rev. Nett, with Rev. Karl J. Alter, bishop of Toledo, offi ciating. Rev. Carl Reineck served as con, with Rev. Richard Gabel, deacon. Deacons of honor were Albert A. Fate and Rev. James ter. dea sub- Rev. Cot- Msgr. Robert Maher, director of Catholic hospitals in the diocese, and who formerly served here as pastor of St. Mary’s church, delivered the sermon. Burial was in St. John’s cemetery, Delphos. 1893, in Cologne, Born June 14, Germany, officer in armies in about one a prisoner in a war camp in Egypt. Rev. Nett served as an the German and Turkish the first world war. For and one-half years he was Returning to Germany following the close of the war, he continued his theological studies, and was or dained to the priesthood on Feb. 2, 1923, in the Cathedral of Cologne. Because of Nazi party persecu tions, Rev. Nett fled to Holland, where through arrangements of a Catholic bishop he came to the United States in May, 1937. His first assignment in this coun try was as assistant pastor of St. John’s church in Delphos, and in 1940 he became assistant pastor of a church in Tiffin, and later in Nor walk. In 1943 he became an Amer ican citizen. On March 15,* 1945, Rev. Nett was made chaplain at St. Rita’s hospital, and pastor here. of St. Mary’s church include his father, two a brother, all in Ger- Survivors sisters and many. Assistant Counsellor At Y.M. Summer Camp Richard Lenhart, son of Rev. and Mrs. A. S. Lenhart of the Rawson Methodist church has accepted a po sition as assistant counsellor of the summer camp operated by the Ft. Wayne Y. M. C. A. near that city. He left Monday morning to assume his camp duties and will remain there until the last of August. Town Council Gets 'That Summer Feelin9 99 Maybe it was the summer solstice, or urge to go fishing or just a plain case of taking it easy—anyway the legislative machinery of Bluffton’s town council slowed to a complete stop Monday night when only three members reported for the regular meeting. With three members present and three absent Mayor Arden Baker announced there could be no meeting because of Jack of a quorum. A meeting has been called for next Monday night, the mayor said. MENNONITE WORLD CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN AUGUST Sessions in Goshen, Ind., Aug, to 5 and Newton, Kan., Aug. 7 to 10 While there is no way of estimat ing accurately the attendance, those familiar with preparations said this week that there undoubtedly would be “several thousand” present, includ ing 50 or more foreign delegates from Europe, South America and the Far East. The conference, it is pointed out will occupy roughly the same status to the world Mennonite membership as does the General conference to its component parts, since neither has any authority to make decisions hing ing upon the constituent members, but rather both serve as a clearing house for discussion of problems com mon to the group. Last Conference in Holland The last world conference of the de nomination was held in Amsterdam, Holland, in 1936. Since that time post war conditions have prevented holding of another meeting. This be the first time the conference been held in the United States. 6^0 Gala Parade Complete With Floats To Open Independence Day Program the will has Arrangements for the conference are in charge of the Mennonite Central Committee of Akron, Pa., which directs relief work and other activities in which various branches of the denomination participate. Among major topics which are scheduled for discussion at the con ference are relief and rehabilitation projects in war areas together with reports of home and foreign mission work. Bluffton Man on Committee Rev. J. N. Smucker, pastor of the First Mennonite church here and chairman of the General Conference of Mennonites is a member of the committee on counsel and guidance which will plan the agenda for the world conference. Work of the conference will be in the hands of the delegates from the various branches of the denomination however attendance at sessions is open to the public and many Menno nites in this area are planning to at tend at least some of the sessions, particularly those held in Goshen. Foreign delegates are scheduled to arrive from Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, Paraguay and Canada, as well as from mission stations in China and India. Board Hires Teacher For Grade School Miss Genevieve Beagle of Mt. Cory has been hired as an instructor in the Bluffton grade school for the coming year, it was announced the first of the week. She is the daugh ter of Mrs. Dessie Beagle and taught last year in the Mt. Cory schools. The board of education announced this spring that two additional teachers would be hired for the grade school for the coming year because of increased enrollment. No action has been announced relative to hiring of the second teacher. New House new house is being built by Mrs. Elsie Buckland on North Thur man street. BLUF Many New Features Will Be in Night Parade On Main Street, July 3 ’arade And Band Concert To Publicize Air Show And Rodeo On July 5 Air Show from delegates are Coming Europe, South America and Far East What leaders say will be not only the largest but most representative gathering of Mennonites ever to be held in this country is the fourth Mennonite World conference to con vene at Goshen, Indiana, August 3 to 5 and continued at Newton, Kansas, August 7 to 10. three-day including an Inde Saturday Inaugurating Bluffton’s Fourth of July program an air-show and a rodeo, pendence Day parade on night, July 3, will be the most pre tentious seen here. Decorated floats entered by bus ness concerns and community organ izations, will compete for prizes in the parade presentation, adding a new note to the pre-rodeo festivities. Riding horses, new and old auto mobiles, the latest in farm imple ments, bands and Boy Scouts also will be in the parade line of march. Band concerts will precede and fol low the parade. and Rodeo Highlighting the Fourth of July weekend celebration will be the after noon air show and the evening rodeo on Monday, July 5, plans for which are nearing completion this week. An appeal for citizens of the com munity to volunteer for committee work at the air show and rodeo was issued this week by Roy Rogers, general chairman of the Independ ence Day promotion committee. Ad ditional workers are needed for all phases of the all-day affair, it was stressed. Features of the air show will in clude demonstrations here by an air force helicopter and jet planes, an aerial circus, and a demonstration of a wrist radio worked out in the Components Development branch of Wright field headed by F. E. Weng er, of Bluffton. Wenger will be in charge of that part of the program devoted to the wrist radio. Augsburger Bros. In Concert Here Two youthful sons of Rev. and Mrs. Wm. Augsburger of Wheaton, Ill., will appear in a program at the First Mennonite church, Friday night at 8 o’clock. Augsburger, vibraharpist be heard in They are Wilson Lee nine-year-old pianist, and composer who will piano and vibraharp numbers and give a demonstration of perfect pitch and Grayson Terry Augsburger, six year-old vocalist. The brothers appeared on the Mor ris B. Sachs Radio Hour in a coast to coast broadcast early this month. Their father, formerly of Bluffton, is pastor of Westmont Baptist church, Westmont, Illinois. Restored Train Will Improve Mail Service Faster service in handling Bluffton mail for southern destinations has again been made possible thru the resumption of two Toledo-Columbus passenger trains out of Findlay on the New York Central railroad. The trains had been taken off their regu lar runs during the coal strike. Resumption of the service which considerably speeds southbound Bluff ton mail came after Findlay and other cities on the railroad had filed complaints with the Ohio Public Utilities Commission that the trains did not resume operation after the coal crisis had ended. Afternoon mail taken by Star Route to Findlay mediately for Columbus southern points on the train, it was pointed out. from here leaves inl and other afternoon good, and Sendee is unusually special delivery mail dispatched here at 2:30 p. m. can be delivered in Co lumbus late the same afternoon. Air mail also can be sent out of the Co lumbus airport within a few hours after leaving Bluffton. Swimming Program Here Next Wednesday A program of movie shorts tied in with this summer’s swimming pro gram at Buckeye lake will be shown in the high school auditorium at 8 p. m. Wednesday night of next week. On the program will be three movies: “Heads Up,” “Oars and Paddles’* and ‘Learn to Swim.” Adults and children are invited. Arrangements for the local show ing were made through John Romey, a Bluffton native, who heads len county’s Red Cross life program. up Al saving classes Swimming and life saving will be started at the Buckeye pool on July 6, it was announced this week. A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, TH SUMMER OUTLOOK IS GOOD FOR FARM CROPS IN DISTRICT ’armers View* Prospects Rang ing from Average to Good, Survey Shows Wheat Stand “Turning” Rains and Humid Weather Spur Corn Growth Official arrival of summer season, Monday, found farm crops general ly promising in the Bluffton with farmers in off-the-record casts estimating prospects average to good. Wheat—Average crop. Overall yield in the area aboul 25 bushels per acre. Heads filling well and straw will be heavy. Corn—Outlook good with favorable weather should aver age knee high by Fourth of July. Oats—Cool spr time may see I age yield. Hay—Bumper By far the wheat in the be combined, fa declared they ki where binders w Shortage of been one of the spending the chi combine, the la! tion and dimi labor formerly However w AY, JUNE 24, 1948 TLOOK area fore from A survey by the Bluffton found the farmers cautious as about going out on a limb for a long range prediction and qualifying their opinions with numerous condi tions. However, the net result of the survey appeared about as fol lows: up to this than aver- Wheat Crop greater portion of ufffon district will rmers said. Some ew of no instance 11 be used. larvest hands has leading factors in nge from binder to ter method cutting crop in one opera ting much of the Combine processed by more combine is harvested at a ____ mature stage which usually delays cutting from 10 days to two beyond the time when it is for harvesting by binder. of this there will be little if any wheat cut by the Fourth of July, farmers said. harvest of next weeks ready Because Peak of the wheat is expected about the middle month. Weather Spurs Corn Tuesday, followed by warm weather have greatly en prospects for corn which Rains humid hanced previously was making only fair progress. With an even break in the weather, possibilities for the crop are rated average to good. Quality of oats is expected to be considerably better than usual, due to favorable growing conditions this spring, tensive, prove a crops. Although acreage is not ex yields should be good and valuable supplement to feed Hay which has proved an erratic crop in recent years swings from poor to out well this year, now being cut in farmers reporting bumper. with wide good, is proving Mixed hay is the area with yields good to Presbyterian Youth Conference This Week Presbyterian young people from Lima and Toledo Presbyteries are holding a Westminster Fellowship summer conference on the Bluffton college campus. Sessions began Mon day night and will continue for one week with' 125 students and structors in attendance. in the the The conference is sponsored by Board of Christian Education of Presbyterian church in cooperation with the boards of National and Foreign Missions and the general council. It is especially for senior high school students. The day’s schedule includes classes with experienced leaders, relaxation in stunts, singing, and sports of various kinds with swimming at Buckeye lake. The morning watch and sunset services will be in charge of camp director, Rev. Alfred Peter son, Toledo. Other leaders on the campus are Rev. William R. Ferry, Sandusky Rev. Alun O. Jones, Bellefontaine Rev. George Mrs. Charles Brumm, and son, Toledo. F. Mace, Perrysburg A. Ward, Mrs. Carl Mrs. Alfred C. Peter- conference the regular During the Bluffton college summer school class es are meeting in the science hall building. One way to control inflation: “Too high, no buy, good-bye.” ON NEWS Lari J. Landes, Graduate Here In 1930, Directs Overseas Relief Program Grains, Poultry, Dairy Products and Other Foods Sought From Northwest Ohio Carl J. Landes, who was gradu ated from Bluffton college in 1930, now' serving as state director of Christian Rural Overseas Relief Program, this week announced plans for Northwestern Ohio to fill a por tion of an Ohio food train for needy families in Europe. Landes outlined the plan at a meeting with delegates of Henry, Fulton, Defiance, Williams and Wood counties held at Napoleon last Thurs day night. A meeting of the Henry county group will be held in Napol eon this Thursday night. Landes has Keen directing overseas relief activities of early last spring. The observation school ,divided in to three age groups, will be held in St. John’s Reformed church. Bluff ton church school teachers and par ents also are invited to attend the conference sessions and observation school. Registration blanks for those in terested are in this week’s issue of The News. Youth For Christ Rally On Saturday Ken Cumings, regional representa tive of Youth for Christ Internation al will be the speaker at the Bluff ton-Pandora Youth for Christ rally at the Bluffton high school auditor ium Saturday night at 8 o’clock. Cumings is a former member of the America Back to God quartet which broadcast weekly from WJR, Detroit, on a coast-to-coast network. Since then he has directed youth groups in Ohio and Michigan. He will be assisted in the program by Mrs. Cumings, chalk talk artist sketching with colored chalk which is enhanced with colored lights. 4 Village Gets $363 From Cigaret Bluffton College Graduate Heads Ohio Campaign For Food Train To Europe the group since Donations the CROP is to Handle Farm Chief purpose of handle gifts from farmers including grains ,poultry, dairy products, raw wool and other produce for shipment to needy families overseas. Distribution overseas and the collection of donations will be handled threftigh channels, Landes said. much of in Ohio church After his graduation from Bluff ton college, Landes served as pastor of the First Mennonite church in Philadelphia, later was pastor of a Methodist church in Merom, Ind., and also held a pastorate in Colo rado, with tion. For a time he was connected the Fellowship of Reconcila- Observation School To Be Held For Kiddies Registration in a vacation observa tion school is open to Bluffton child ren as one of the features of an adult church workers conference to be held on the Bluffton college cam pus from July 7 through 14 by the Ohio Conference of Congregational Christian churches. Tax $363.81 cigaret Bluffton this week received in the distribution of 1948 taxes, with Richland township re ceiving $18.56. Beaverdam’s share of the distribution was $130.48 La fayette received $74.99 and Jackson township, $44.29. 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 readies itself for its eighth holiday observ ance sans fireworks. Wins Scholarship In Music At O. S. U. Miss Janice Murray, student in the conservatory of music of Ohio State university has been awarded the Dorothy McVitty scholarship in mu sic for the coming year, it was an nounced by the university recently. Miss Murray, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Murray of Wash ington, C. H., and granddaughter of Mrs. H. G. Murray of North Jack son street will be a senior in the university next year. The scholar ship is sponsored by the General Electric company. SUMMER RAINS MAKE MOSQUITO CONTROL ACUTE Showers and Warm Weather Make Ideal Conditions for Incubation Cooperation of Public Needed to Make Town's Program Effective ,ther thi. Rains and wan are making ideal growing conditions for mosquitoes and residents of the town must cooperate with the pre vention program now under way if a system of mosquito control is to prove effective, it was stated by May or Arden Baker. The towm, at present, is virtually free of mosquitoes and with co operation of the public in addition to the mosquito control augurated this spring by the town, the situation should be kept well in hand, the mayor added. K •W. A. Howe, who has previously been in charge of successful mosquito control programs here has taken over the work again this summer and a program of spraying creeks and catch basins has been under way for past month to destroy mosquito vae. program in the lar- Need Aid of Householders Arrival of warm weather, however, has made it more imperative than ever that householders cooperate to prevent private prolific toes are used plugged evespouts and old tin cans holding stagnant water from summer rain.s Old-Fashioned, Wide Open Fourth Now Remains Only As Dim Memory Celebrations here since a state ban was placed on ’firecrackers and re lated fireworks are in direct con trast to those that our fathers knew when the holiday was a paradise of bedlam. Cannons roared a salute at the crack of dawn in tfmfe days fire crackers and small torpedo bombs popped all day long, and in the evening it was customary to have a incubation of mosquitoes on premises. Among the more breeding places for mosqui cisterns, especially those un These may be kept free from mos quito contamination by spraying with oil or a commercial preparation. Persons desiring information or as sistance in connection with mosquito control problems are referred to Howe. Two From Bluffton Get Scout Awards Richard Patterson, Troop 56, Bluff ton, received a Life Scout award, and Patterson and David Bixel were awarded merit badges at an Allen County Boy Scout court of honor held in Lima last Thursday night. John Romey, a native of Bluffton, now an attorney in Lima and chair man of the advancement committee of the Shawnee Area council, was one of the scout executives partici pating in the court of honor. MOVES TO FINDLAY Gerald Clever and family have va cated the Deppler property at South Main and Poplar streets and moved to Findlay where they have bought a house. Clever is employed by the Central Ohio light & Power Co. gigantic fireworks display. 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 de vices to the extent that it scarcely safe for pedestrians to down tha|g|Bgion of the street. Stringent laws prohibiting sale^K^discharge of fireworks was walk BLUFFTON A Good Place To Trade the have wrought vast changes in the picture, and the hectic celebration of that era now live on only in the memory of the older folks. NUMBER 10 SCHOOL BOARD TO CONSIDER TEACHER VACANCIES FRIDAY Resignations of Coach And In strumental Music Teacher Vring Up Problems Applications Have Been Receiv ed For Coaching Post No Music Applicants To Date With next fall’s plans for sports and instrumental music activities at Bluffton High school stymied until positions left vacant by the resigna tions of Coach Kent Cotterman and Music Instructor Harold Hunter are filled, the board of education will take up its first consideration of the situ ation at a special meeting Friday light. week to Cotterman resigned last accept a position as head coach and athletic director at Bryan, and Hunter notified the board of his intention to go into business with his father-in-law in Bellevue. Applicants for Coaching Job Altho there have been several ap plications for the Bluffton coaching post, the board likely will not take steps to hire a replacement for Cot terman at this week’s meeting. Supt. Ralph Lanham said this week that no applications have been re ceived so f&r as head of the instru mental music department, but that he would check with Columbus and Bow ling Green sources prior to the meet ing of the school board. Coach Cotterman had been head coach here for two years, and Hunter last spring completed his first year on the local high school faculty. Former Bluffton Man Gets Ph. I). Degree Neil Baumgartner, formerly of Bluffton, received a Doctor of Phil osophy degree from the of Illinois at Urbana at ment exercises Saturday. University commence- weeks with Mrs. Lyle After spending several his parents, Mr. and Baumgartner of Mishawaka, Ind., and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Bogart and Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Baumgartner of this place he will leave with his wife and little daugh ter Sarah Lynne for Linden, N. *J., where he has accepted a position as research chemist with the Standard Oil Development Co., of New Jersey. During the past year in college he was president of Phi Lambda Up silon, honorary chemical society and also a member of Phi Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, honor societies. Here From California For Summer Season John Kirk Ferguson of Riverside, Calif., arrived by bus last Thurs day evening to spend the summer vacation with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rauenbuhler of North Main street. His brother, Dean Ferguson was graduated June 10 from Riverside high high class bury to study foreign trades and public accounting. The Ferguson family formerly resided here. school, being one of 19 with scholastic honors in a of 600. He will enter Wood Business college in September Births The following births at Bluffton hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Don Crites, Bluffton, a boy, Don Michael, last Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ballinger, La fayette, a boy, Roger Lee, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. John Baumlein, Findlay, a girl, Sharon Anne, Satur day. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Beach, Ada, a girl, Patricia Ann, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jackson, Je nera, a boy, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Core, Pan dora, a girl Wanda Sherriell, Mon day. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Augsburger, Bluffton, a boy, James Jay, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Steele of Brook ville announce the adoption of a five weeks ’old son. Mrs. Steel is the former Virginia Waltz Wilson of near Mt. Cory. To Collect County Tax Here July 6-7 The Allen county treasurer will be at the Citizens National bank in Bluffton, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 6 and 7 to collect real estate, taxes for the last half of 1947.