THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1948
A National Asset
The Northwestern Mutual Life Ins. Co.
A. C. Burcky—Local Representative
no more to
Hit on the
Executive Producer and Director GEORGE
Hsr br PeWin »odun»om
MANY times a family is
FACE TO FACE with unexpected
funeral expenses. In such an
emergency, our MODERATE
PRICE SCHEDULE is a helpful
The total cost may be kept
strictly within a budgeted limit
WITH NO CURTAILMENT OF
ABOUT FUNERALS MAY BE AVOIDED
Secure a clear understanding of funeral mat
ters by having a talk with us. Learn how you
can arrange for a service of impressive char
acter at a cost yoi can afford.
We're here to an
w rite or call.
wer your questions. Phone,
Notice To Our Patrons
Water meters are now being read monthly.
Water bills will be issued monthly at the same
rate schedule as before, with the exception of the
minimum, which will now be $1.00 per month.
Water Service for June 1948 will be due August
1st to 10th 1948.
Water bills not paid by the 10th of the month in
which they are issued, are subject to 10% surcharge.
When a water bill has not been paid the 2nd
month, water service will be discontinued.
The Board of Public Affairs
€. R. Emans, Clerk E. P. Conaway, Pres.
DOM SCMARY pnttnH
BARBARA BEL GEDDES
HOMOLKA PHILIP DORN
GEN RUDY VALLEE- BARBARA O’NEIL
EVENS -Produced by HARRIET PARSONS
Jpoo «h* p|«y by VAN P«VTEN
of the Bells
JAMES CAGNEY in
The Fighting 69th
THE BLUFFTON NEWS
C. A. B1ERY, Editor
Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio,
by thf^Bluffton News Publishing and
Subscription rates: Year, $2.00
six months, $1.26 anywhere in U. S.
Entered as second class matter at
the pustoffice at Bluffton, Ohio,
under the Act of March 8, 1879.
Misses Louise Kibler and Edna
Muhl of New Washington spent the
week end with Mrs. M. M. Kibler.
Mrs. Harold Shappel and son Dean
of Tiffin visited Thursday with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Cramer.
Ice cream social Friday night at
Paulding Center Community house, 6
miles south on Bentley road.
Miss Gaynell Basinger is recover
ing following a major operation at
Lima Memorial hospital last Friday.
Grove cannery open Tuesday and
Friday for custom canning. Phone
311, Columbus Grove. 13
See me for memorials of all kinds.
Samuel jBixel, 409 S. Main St., Bluff
ton. Phone 429-W. Representing the
Lima Marble & Granite Co. tf
Mrs. Helen Worthington of Cherry
street has gone to Lakeside for the
summer where she will be hostess
at a tea room.
Mrs. Ralph Steams is attending
the Guild conference at the Tiffin
Evangelical and Reformed church
Mr. and Mrs. James Basinger and
Wade Mumma of Purdue university,
Lafayette, Ind., spent the Fourth
Mr. and Mrs. J. Norman Beidler
of Cleveland spent the weekend with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Beidler of South Jackson street:
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Blackwood of
Detroit spent the Fourth here with
her mother, Mrs. Albert Benroth of
North Main street.
Miss Marilyn Fett, student in Mi
ami university summer school visited
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Fett
of Campus Drive over the Fourth.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Geiger of
Cleveland, former Bluffton residents,
spent the week end with relatives
and friends here.
Mrs. Jesse Bracy of South Lawn
avenue and Mrs. Dennis Diller of
Pandora are visiting in Washington,
D. C., this week the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Newman.
Rockport Methodist youth will hold
an ice cream social July 9 beginning
at 5:30. Ice cream and chicken
sandwiches, cake, pie, coffee and iced
Carroll Tschiegg who is enrolled in
Bowling Green State university sum
mer school visited his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Amos Tschiegg over the
Mrs. Frank Armbrecht and Nancy
and Eddie Armbrecht of Mt. Cory
spent Thursday with Mr. and Mrs.
Robt. Deerhake and son Donnie and
Mrs. Bertha Matter.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Stettler are
spending the week with Mr. and
Mrs. Theo. Stettler in Cleveland and
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Wiebe and
daughter in Willard.
Mrs. Mildred Dally visited Monday
at the home of Mrs. Corda Oehrli of
Poplar street. Mrs. Dally, who taught
for the past three years in the Fos
toria schools is a student in Ohio
Northern summer school at Ada.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Badertscher,
Jr., have returned from a wedding
trip to Niagara Falls and points of
interest in Canada and are residing
I in their newly furnished home at
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Althaus and
daughters Kathy and Beth Ann of
Hillsdale, Mich., were dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Triplett
and family of Grove street, Thurs
Mr. and Mrs. Mont Euller, Misses
Madeline Euller, Minnie and May
Benroth all of Lima, are on a motor
trip to Dallas, Texas where they will
be guests of Mrs. Matt Sweeney and
Mrs. Emma Metzger. Also present
will be Mrs. Marie Buchanan of
Cortemabera, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs.
Jule Benroth of Phoenix, Ariz.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Amstutz of Ada
pleasantly entertained the following
guests Sunday at dinner and supper:
Mrs. Florence Lora, South Main
street, Miss Susan Diller, South Jack
son street, Mrs. Mary Luginbuhl, west
of Bluffton Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Amstutz, Pandora Mr. and Mrs. Wil
lis Amstutz and daughters, Col.
Grove and Mrs. Carl Simon and child
Visiting last week at the home of
Mrs. Wm. Althaus and daughter
Bernice were Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Althaus and daughters Kathy and
Beth Ann of Hillsdale, Mich., Dr.
and Mrs. L. L. Huber of State Col
lege, Pa., and their son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel
Butler of Wooster.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Lape of Grove
street had for their guests recently
their son in law and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Carlton Wilson and family
who have since returned to Oxford
where Mr. Wilson is enrolled in
Miami university school of architect
ure for the summer. Also visiting
at the Lape home were their son Lt.
Commander Wade Lape, together
with his wife and famMy who are
enroute from Haw’aii where he has
been stationed to his new assignment
at Newport, Rhode Island where he
will enter thy, Navy school.
NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Stratton spent
the weekend at Carpenter lake, Mich.
Dale Good of Detroit, spent the
weekend at his home here.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Miller of
Cleveland are visiting friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Wilch of
Toledo spent the weekend with Mr.
and Mrs. F. L. Todd.
The Amstutz cannery will operate
on Tuesdays and Fridays until fur
ther notice. Bluffton phone 635-Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Crouse and
daughter of Ada visited Saturday
evening with their mother, Mrs.
Basinger ambulance removal—Mrs.
Semiah Niswander from her home
near Pandora to Lima Memorial
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Stratton left
Sunday eve for Philadelphia for a
two weeks’ visit with her parents,
Rev. and Mrs. J. O. Herbert Meyer.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ludwig are
on a two weeks’ vacation trip to
Jacksonville, Florida, visiting at the
home of her brother, Lt. Francis
Camicom and family.
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Stalter,
daughter Elaine and son Roger
Stalter and wife of Findlay spent
Saturday with Mr. anc
Bogart of Cherry street
Mrs. Edwin Niswandt and Mrs.
Fred Badertscher spent last Thurs
day afternoon with a former school
mate, Mrs. Lesta Hoc:hstettler in
Mr. and Mrs. Gare th Todd of
Cleveland are spending a week’s va
cation at the home of their parents,
Mrs. Ora Biome and 5(r. and Mrs.
F. L. Todd.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Huntley of
Blytheville, Ark., visitec1 over the
Fourth of July weekerid with Mr.
and Mrs. H. O. Hilty. Mrs. Huntley
is the former Ila Grint ell of Bluff
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Franklin and
son Roger of Los Angeles are visit
ing at the home of Mrs. Franklin's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Nis
wander of South Main street. Mrs.
Franklin was formerly Miss Martha
Mr. and Mrs. Millard Fretz and
daughter Donna Mary of Wadsworth
were Tuesday evening supper guests
in the home of Mrs. Florence Lora
of South Main street. They stopped
here enroute home after visiting
Mrs. Fretz’s sister, Mrs. Lenora
Woodworth at La Grange, Ind., over
Diller ambulance removals—Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Carr from Bluffton
hospital to Lima B. & O. station
Mrs. Louise Kilgore from Rts. 103
and 69 to Bluffton hospital, then to
Monroe, Mich. Mrs. Buster Grave
line from Beaverdam to Lima Me
morial hospital Mrs. Alice Marshall
from Bluffton hospital to Lima Me
morial hospital Geo. Clymer from
Benton Ridge to. Findlay hospital.
Mrs. DeLos Kervin and children
Michael and Patricia left Tuesday
on a motor trip returning to their
home in Annapolis, Maryland, after
visiting at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs| C. A. Triplett of South
Main street. Accompanying them to
Annapolis, was Mrs. Kervin’s father
and also her brother-in-law and
sister, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carts
of Cleveland who will spend several
weeks at that ulace.
Those from a distance attending
the funeral of Mrs. Nora Stratton
were: Edgar Koontz, Wilmington.
Del. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sharp, Dun
dee, Ill. Mrs. Floyd Welty, Malta,
Ill. Mrs. Haney Larson, Sycamore,
Ill. Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Stratton,
Longview, Texas Mr. and Mrs. A. E.
Kloetzly and June, Salem S. T. Mc
Cabe, Columbus Mr. and Mrs. Rus
sel Stratton and family, West Jeffer
son Mrs. Ida Stratton, Tiffin Ralph
Stratton, Waynesville Mr. and Mrs.
Chester Baker, Ft. Wayne Mr. and
Mr.s Terry Bell and family, Marys
Dies In Colorado
Mrs. Mary Whisler West, 83,
former Bluffton resident, died at her
home in Steamboat Springs, Colo
rado, last Wednesday following a
year’s illness. She was the widow of
Orlo West, brother of Cliff West of
South Lawn avenue.
Mrs. West was the daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Eli Whisler whose
residence formerly stood at the cor
ner of South Main and West College
avenue now occupied by the high
She and her husband left here
about 45 years ago for Oklahoma
and later to Colorado where he died
eight years ago.
Funeral services and burial were
at Steamboat Springs, Friday after
Surviving are one son Alva of
Granby, Colo. four daughters Mrs.
Florence Luekins, Steamboat Springs
Miss Vaden West at home Mrs.
Hazel Butler and Mrs. May Palmer
both of California and one sister
Mrs. Sarah Cox of Plymouth, Ind.
Grain (bushel prices) Wheat
$2.14 com $2.10 oats 90c soys
Poultry—Heavy hens 30c leghorn
Eggs—Large white 46c large
Olive Branch Aid
The Olive Brunch Ladies Aid
society will meet with Mrs. Evered
Bish, Wednesday afternoon, July 14
at 2 o’clock.
Engagement of two Bluffton col
lege students, Verda Gardner, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Gardner
of Goshen, Ind., and Robert Ewing,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ewing
of McComb, is announced by parents
of the bride-elect. An August wed
ding is planned.
To Wed Thursday
Miss Eileen Moser, youngest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Moser, Bluffton, and Camillus Knott,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Knott,
Columbus Grove, will be married
Thursday. The nuptial mass will be
celebrated by the Rev. A. A. Hoff
man, of New Washington, uncle of
the bridegroom, at 8:30 o’clock in St.
Anthony’s Catholic church, Columbus
Attendants will be Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Knott, brother and sister-in-law
of the bridegroom.
To Wed Sunday
Mrs. Dessie McCullough, Pandora,
is announcing the engagement of her
daughter, Donna Gene, to Clyde
Augsburger, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Omar Augsburger, Pandora.
The couple will exchange their
vows at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon,
in the Gilboa Methodist h. The
Rev. George W. Whynlan will per
form the ceremony.
Both the bride-elect and bride
groom are graduates of 1 ’andora
high school. The bridt‘-elect is em
ployed at the Alice Beauty shop in
Findlay. Mr. Augsburger is engaged
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sommer an
nounce the engagement and ap
proaching marriage of their daugh
ter Marcile May to Edward Bernard
Duehr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray
mond Duehr, Bloomington, Ill.
Miss Sommer is a graduate of the
Mennonite Hospital School of Nurs
ing in Bloomington and is now em
ployed in the office of a physician
of that city. Mr. Duehr is employed
by the Bloomington Pantograph.
The wedding will take place August
1 at the Park Methodist church,
Stitch & Stir
The Beaverdam Stitch and Stir 4
club met Wednesday afternoon
when a demonstration of how to
put in a zipper was given by Mary
At a meeting of the club last week
Maryellen Van Meter gave a demon
stration on the making of bran muf
fins and Marjorie Van Meter and
Janet Amstutz demonstrated hem
ming of a towel.
Orange Twp. Champs
Orange Twp. Champs 4-H club
presented a play at a meeting of
Friendship Grange, Thursday night.
The club will hold its regular meet
ing this Wednesday.
The quarterly Hospital Auxiliary
meeting will be held next Tuesday
afternoon at 2:15 o’clock in the liv
ing room of the nurses’ quarters.
The Legion Auxiliary will meet in
their hall next Tuesday night when
Coletta Badertscher, representative
from Bluffton to the Girls’ State will
give a report.
Wed In Indiana
Announcement has been made of
the wedding of Miss Vera Soldner,
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. T. H.
Soldner of Berne, Ind., and Henry
Grimm, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.
Dawn Grimm of Lima Rt. 4.
Both the bride and bridegroom are
graduates of Bluffton college.
The wedding took place June 17
in the First Mennonite church at
Berne, Indiana, w’ith Rev. O. A.
The bride was attended by her
cousin, Miss Alice Neuenschwander
and Lloyd Grimm served as best
man for his brother. Ushers were
Wallace Turner, Antwerp Ray
Whetstone, Lima Samuel Habegger,
Ft. Wayne and Ellwyn Hartzler,
During the past year the bride
taught in the Vaughnsville schools
and Mr. Grimm was a student in
Bonebrake Theological seminary,
The couple are living in Chicago
where he will enter Mennonite iBble
seminary this fall.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all those who
helped in any way during the illness
and death of our wife and mother,
especially do we thank Rev. Purdy
for his consoling message, the sing
ers, those helping with the meals
and all those sending flowers.
M. J. Stratton & Family
coins. Also scarci
found in circulat
paid. Robert Bei
anywhere in Bli]
D, Bluffton New
Beef sold by tl
half or whole
and oil. Blufft
Main & Jeffersc
known as the
comer of Soutl
Deppler, 515 Hi
have Shirley N
for you. All wi
to buy old U. S.
dates of coins now
on. Highest prices
roth, 612 S. Main
ndows, made from
ua redwood. For
1 W. J. Reagan,
nt 2-bedroom house
Iff ton. Write: Box
!, Bluffton, Ohio, tf
e quarter also pork
for your locker or
to Z Market. tf
cars.’ Mobile gas
n Motor Sales. N.
a Sts. tf
room modern house
tion doors and v
Jeppler property at
i Main and Poplar
i. Inquire James
pe St., Lima, O. tf
Bring them in and
innamaker fix them
rk guaranteed. Mur
shop, Thurman St.
Furniture repairing and upholster
ing of all kinds. Make your old
furnishings look like new at a worth
while saving. Estimates without
obligation. Murray Upholstering
shop, Thurman St., Bluffton phone.
Wanted—Custom baling with John
Deere wire tie Baler also combining
with self-propejled combine. Clyde
Hauenstin & Sons, 5 miles south of
Bluffton, mile east on Bentley
Wanted—To rent bam or large
^d—To buy ha
40,000 mijes. May
J. S. Steiner’s.
er community house
Ave. Phone 376-R
For sale—7 roo
except bath, to
east and mile
of Rts. 69 and 30
good condition and priced
C. M. Gleaison,
Bluffton phone 575-Y.
washer at Pine
Inquire 249 W. College
be moved from
Be Shilling, 1 mile
north of junction
•N. Jenera phone
Arthur Miller, 2 n
For sale—Eleven room modem
house, hot water heat, hardwood
I floors, plenty of fruit, on N. Main
St. Mrs, Elsie IBuckland, at Elsie's
Beauty shop orlHi-Speed service sta
For sale—Baby buggy priced to
sell. Inquire Geiger Diller store.
For sale—New Perfection kero
sene range, 5-bumers with oven at
tached. Claribel Owens, Bluffton
For sale—New modern 4-room
house. Mrs. H. W. Althaus, phone
238-W. F. Gametson, broker.
Greeting cards for all occasions
also stationery. Phone 419-R.
Wanted—To buy large trunk also
china closet. Mrs. Bechtel at Com
For sale—Johnson 2^ H. P. 2
cylinder outboard motor $45. Joel
Kimmel, 537 S. Main St.
For sale—Rock Island side deliv
ery rake also McCormick mower,
both in good condition. Henry Shell
For sale—Eight tray Indiana fruit
drier low wheel Turnbull wagon
with implement bed and 40 gallon
crock. Mrs. Edwin Niswander,
north on county line.
For sale—1941 Willys 4-door
sedan, reasonable price. Call phone
438-W or 207-W.
work. Phone 578-Y.
For rent—Furnished modem home
located in Mt. Cory. Phone 1-11.
“Enuff” D. D. T. insecticides, used
on vegetables, fruit trees, ornament
al trees, flower
ets. 3 lb. bag I
powder $1. Oi
D. D. T. wetta
$1.25 per bag.
spray. One poui
cans makes 25
can. Kermit 4
slants, cattle, barns,
r'.' D. D. T. dusting
e pound bag 50%
de spray powder,
Ohio State Univ
indications of th
is the announcer
Makes 50 gallons
bag 75% D. D. T.
wder $1.50 per bag.
makes 50 gallons,
spray powder in
gal. spray $1 per
err, 123 S. Lawn
Ave. Phone 33( -W.
A new bulletin
lists 19 potato
caused by paras
caused by some
other causes. Pi
the only medici
an potato production
diseases which are
tes, nine which are
drus, and 11 due to
ris green once was
,e given for potato
farm marketing at
rsity say one of the
growth of coopera
i the past 25 years
?nt that a committee
at the Univers: y of Massachusetts
is preparing to welcome 2,000 dele
gates to the 2Tih annual American
Institute of Cooperation to be held
on that campus August 30-Sept. 2.
The Cooperative Institute has 500
farmer cooperatives as members. Del
egates will be housed in dormitories
of the University and of Amherst
Sixteenth annual reunion of the
Christian Stettler family will be
held at Richland Grange hall, July
18 with picnic dinner at 1 o’clock.
Pres., Russell Criser sec., Florence
The Moyer reunion will be held
at Findlay park shelter house No. 2,
Sunday, July 18. E. Reese, Sec.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received by the Council
of the Village ol Bluffton, Ohio, until 8:00
a T-ru,3r 12 1948’ for one U)
All bids to quoL delivery date.
By order of thi Council of the Village of
Bluffton, Ohio. I vuiage
C. R. EMANS.
Village Clerk 12
Experiei ced Estimates
witl out obligation
ra phone 63-K
OIL STOVES and PARTS at
Basinger’s Furniture Store
Forty-five years of Dependable
CUT COST OF
ER 4 fine lathes
at remarkably reason
able prices, n
to pay mu
when I first s
Mrs. S. T.
SOLD EXCLUSIVELY BY
GEIGER & DILLER
KEEPING your fingers
crossed will never prevent
your property or posses
sions from being damaged
by fire pr some other
cause. Rather than trust
to such “blind luck” it is
far wiser to depend on
stock fir^ insurance
Leland Diller, Insurance
U3'/j S. Main Street
xml | txt