THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1948
Thirty-ninth annual reunion of the
Black School will be held Thursday,
August 12. Pres., Ruth Steinman
Sec., Helen Pifer.
Twenty-first annual reunion of the
Campbell family will be held Sunday,
Aug. 8 at Cascade State park,
Cloverdale on State Rt. 114. Pres.,
Chester Campbell Sec., Donna Welch.
The twenty-second annual Fett re
union will be held Sunday, July 25
at Schoonover park, Lima. Basket
dinner at noon. Pres., Glen An
drews Sec., Janet Andrews.
Twenty-first annual reunion of the
Paulding Center (Rayl) school will
be held Sunday, Aug. 1. Basket
dinner at noon.
The White reunion will be held at
Riverside park, Findlay, Sunday,
Aug. 29. Basket dinner at noon.
Pres., Don White Sec., Bernice
Twenty-first annual Gratz-Coon re-
Get Rid of the Culls
Have your old hens culled away by our experienced
culler. No charge for culling when we buy the poultry.
Highest market prices paid.
Now is the time to vaccinate and worm your pullets.
We are equipped to do the entire job for you at 5 cents
Call us for appointment.
to the people of Bluffton
union will be held at Richlar
Grange hall, Sunday, Aug. 8. Pre!
Hiram Gratz Sec., Mrs. Walter Sor
See me for memorials of ell kinds.
Samuel Bixel, 409 S. Main St., Bluff
ton. Phone 429-W. Representing the
Lima Marble & Granite Co. tf
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller visited
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Myrle Driftmyer and family of Mt.
Anyone interested in Blue Cross
hospitalization, notify Mrs. D. W.
Bixler, 118 E. Kibler St., not later
than July 31.
Robert Lewis, Vyril Neeper, Chas.
Hilty and son Chas., Jr., have re
turned from a two weeks’ fishing
trip to Minnesota.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zuercher and
family spent the week end with Mr.
and Mrs. Morris Morton and family
of Muncie, Ind. Mr. Zuercher is
spending this w-eek there.
THE ABILITY OF A FAMILY
TO PAY' does not mean funeral
costs must exhaust their funds.
It means Ithe price should he
an amount consistent with the
financial pattern of their usual
This amount should never be a
hardship. At the Basinger Funeral
Home we never permit it to be.
E take this opportunity
thanks to all those who
in Bluffton’s Indepem
Only through united effort could be Parade,
show and Rodeo have been the success they proved to
be and the result was a gratifying demonstration of
Bluffton Saddle Horse Club
Bluffton Community Sportsmen’s Club
Bluffton Recreation Committee
Bluffton Business Men’s Association
Bluffton Flying Service
CraDitions to be prcscrucb
The closing chapter of a life calls
servance of family traditions—with
irreproachable excellence in quality
ments and direction.
frw/y impartial service for all peoph
their positions or possession
express our sincere
assisted in any
a service of
THE BLUFFTON NEWS
C. A. BIERY, Editor
Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio,
by th^Bluffton News Publishing and
Subscription rates: Year, $2.00
six months, $1.25 anywhere in U. S.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Bluffton, Ohio,
under the Act of March 8. 1879..
Edw. Blakesley of Ft. "Wayne, a
former Bluffton resident visited here
over the week end.
Misses Mildred Griffin and Joyce
Troy are on a two weeks’ visit with
relatives in Newark, Arkansas.
Grove cannery open Tuesday and
Friday for custom canning. Phone
311, Columbus Grove. 13
Miss Belva Powell of Bluffton
Route 1, is spending the summer at
Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Harmon and
family of South Lawn avenue are
spending a vacation at Mt. Pleasant,
Peter Geiger who was a surgical
patient in St. Rita’s hospital, Lima,
has been removed to his home on
College road north of Bluffton.
Miss Marjean Todd and Mr. and
Mrs. H. H. Hegle of Cleveland spent
the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. F.
L. Todd of South Lawn avenue.
Mrs. Eva Kohli had as her guests,
Sunday: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kohli
and two sons of Oak Harbor and
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. White and fam
ily of Rockport.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hochstettler,
Carol Hochstettler and Nancy Smith
of Findlay visited Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Triblehorn of South
Mr. and Mrs. James Scheldt and
grandson Richard of Toledo are
spending several days with Mr. and
Mrs. Amos Suter at their home on
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Derringer and
family spent the past week on a
trip to the Smoky Mountains. En
route they visited points of interest
in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North
Carolina and Virginia.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hauenstein
and Mrs. Della Blue of Detroit
called Sunday at the home of the
latter’s sister, Mrs. Ora Wetherill
and Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Biery and
Mrs. Jennie Geiger returned Sun
day from a ten days’ visit with her
daughter, Mrs. Chas. Tenney, her
granddaughter Mrs. Virginia Grizer
and sister, Mrs. Oro Smith, all of
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Bixler and
daughter of New Haven, Conn., are
visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. L. Triplett of Campus Drive and
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Bixler of East
Guests at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Forrest L. Steinman and
daughters of South Lawn avenue,
Sunday, were Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Dozer and son Clark of Columbus
and Jim Szabo of Elyria.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Weyer of
Vaughnsville and Mr. and Mrs. Less
Cooper of Cleveland were visitors at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Weyer of Cherry street last Wed
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gossman and
Miss Bessie Arnold of Cherry street
entertained Sunday: Mr. and Mrs.
Ira Gossman and daughter Rosalyn,
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Arnold and
daughter Wanetta of Jenera Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Gossman, daughter
Wanda and son Robert of Ada.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Sandberg
and son Don of Indianapolis and Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Hochstettler of Find
lay attended the Stettler reunion
here Sunday and visited Mrs. Kate
Niswander and Mrs, Evelyn Reeder
at the Niswander home.
Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Wentz, form
er Bluffton residents visited here
Saturday. Mr. Wentz, who is em
ployed by the Westinghouse company
is moving from Fairmont, W. Va.,
to West Liberty. He will be em
ployed in a Westinghouse factory in
Diller ambulance removals—Mrs.
Robert Peterson and infant son from
Bluffton hospital to their home in
Findlay LeRoy Crow from Lima
Memorial hospital to his home in
Pandora Gaynell Basinger from
Lima Memorial hospital to her home
on Cherry street Mrs. Reno Baum
gartner and infant daughter from
Bluffton hospital to their home in
Callers at the Albert Kohler home,
Sunday evening were Mr. and Mrs.
Roy McCullough of Col. Grove Mrs.
Alice Settlage and daughter Mary of
New Knoxville Waldo Kohler, Lima
Mrs. Alma Griffith, Mr. and Mrs.
James Hilty, Miss Matilda Mueller,
Jeanne Mueller, Mr. and Mrs. Mar
den Basinger and daughters, Mr. and
Mrs. Irvin Fisher and family and
Ned Schultz all of Bluffton.
Basinger ambulance removals—
Mrs. Nettie Fancher from her home
on North Main street to Bluffton
hospital Peter D. Geiger from St.
Rita’s hospital, Lima, to his home
north of Bluffton Mrs. Jesse Guillen
an| infant daughter from Bluffton
hospital to their home near Gilboa
Mrs. Wilbur Niswander from Bluff
ton hospital to her home on South
Jacksn street Mrs. Cecil Young and
infant daughter from Bluffton hospi
tal to the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Bower, Jenera.
LUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON,
Th« Presbvterian Sunday school
win lold a picnic at Buckeye park,
Thurs day evening.
Mr and Mrs. Donavin Amstutz
laughter of Columbus spout the
wook end with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Joshua Amstutz.
and Mrs. Hiram Armitage of
Colunibus were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Augsburger and family of
Riley street, Thursday.
Mr and Mrs. W. A. Stratton, Mr.
and Mrs. R. W. Augsburger and
Miss Florence Grieser spent the
week end at Carpenter lake, Mich.
Mrs. Harold Balmer and children
Brice and Beth of South Jackson
street are visiting her parents, Rev.
and Mrs. Mullett at Nappanee, Ind.
Those interested in the Black
school reunion will meet Monday
evening at the Beatrice Beauty shop
at 8 o’clock to address cards and
Mrs. Florence Lora, Mrs. Lydia
Augsburger and Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Augsburger and sons visited Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Studler and sons of Ft.
Little Elaine Kay and Janet Gay
Mehollin have returned to their
home in Wadsworth after a two
weeks’ visit with their grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Zimmerly north
Mrs. Olive Shanks, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Hiestand of
Orange township who has been a
patient in the hospital at Lima is
Mrs. Albert Kohler left Monday
for Los Angeles for several weeks
visit with her son-in-law and daugh
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Elliott
and family, former Bluffton resi
Rev. and Mrs. V. C. Oppermann
and son Calvin left Monday for
Gamer, Iowa to visit Mrs. Opper
mann’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto
Schroer. They also expect to spend
some time in Wisconsin.
Mr. and Mrs. Millen Geiger and
Mrs. Franklin Farnsworth and fam
ily were Sunday guests at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Cooney, Sr.,
former Bluffton residents, now living
in Union City, Mich.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Clapper and
daughter of Ada and Mr. and Mrs.
Rolland Guider and daughter spent
the past week visiting Mr. and Mrs.
A. Manger and daughter in Long
Island, N. Y.
Rev. and,Mrs E. N. Bigelow and
family will move the ast of this
week into the Presbytc-rian manse
which has been remodeled. They- will
leave the first of next week on a
month s vacation in Minnesota, re
turning late in August.
Class No. 4 of Pleasant Hill
church will hold an ice cream social
at the Community
ds to go on the remodeling
of church.- Don’t fdtgf't the date.
Mr. and Mr’s. Carl Lehman of
Grove street have returned from a
week’s visit with relatives in Sugar
Creek. They were accompanied by
her sister, Miss Sue Miller of Sugar
Creek who is a guest in the Lehman
Sun Gio. coal—Some coal wastes
as high as thirty per cent of its
fuel value by emitting black billowy
smoke and soot. This time get Sun
Gio pocahontas and get the most
heat for your fuel dollar. Ed Good,
Agent, Bluffton, Ohio. 15
Mrs. Byron Stratton returned to
her home in Niagara Falls, N. Y.,
the first of the week after visiting
relatives and friends here and caring
for her nephew Robert McCune who
is convalescing at his home follow
ing ah operation for appendicitis at
Clifford Fillhart and son Leon and
Ernest Dowley of Ortonville, Mich.,
have returned to their home after
visiting at the Joshua Amstutz farm
north of Bluffton. They were ac
companied by Ann and Lynn Fill
hart who returned to their home
in Ortonville after spending several
weeks at the home of their grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amstutz.
Entries Open For
City Tennis Tourney
A community tenni tournament
open to all ages and classes will
open on the Bluffton city tennis
courts next Monday.
Prizes will be awarded to winners
in men, women, boys and girls com
petition, single and doubles.
Those interested in entering are
requested to return the following en
try blank to Kent Cotterman, recrea
If interested in doubles, name
The Country Benefit Club met in
the home of Mrs. Irene Inskeep
Thursday eve for a covered dish din
ner for club members and their
families. Those present were: Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Ludwig, Mr. and Mrs. Doyt
Hall and family, Mr. and Mrs. B. F.
Hall, Mrs. Adah Hall, Mr. and Mrs.
Fret! Westphal, Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Miller
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Kunkle
man and familyJMr. and Mrs. W. B.
Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. Stoodt and family
The Band Mothers club will meet
night at 8 o’clock.
Alpha Gamma Club
Mrs. Don Patterson will entertain
the Alpha Gamma club, Thursday
night. A paper Buenos D’ias Amigo
will be read by Mrs. Wm. Edwards.
The High-Low- club will meet at
the home of Mrs. Robert Dillman,
The previous meeting was held at
the home of Mrs. Paul Basinger.
Guests were Mrs. James Moser and
Mrs. Irvin Fisher. High score was
held by Mrs. Robert Dillman. Mrs.
Wayne Downing held low score.
First Mennonite Missionary
The Women’s Missionary society
of the First Mennonite church will
hold its July-August meeting at
the church this Wednesday- night
with a potluck program as the
Each member will contribute an
item of missionary or inspirational
interest. Devotions will be a play
let “A Witness unto All Nations”
presented by the young married
Mr. and Mrs. Lew Hullibarger of
Lafayette announce the engagement
and approaching marriage of their
youngest daughter, Bernice to
Marion Criblez, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Criblez of near Bluffton.
The wedding will take place Sun
day afternoon, August 8 at 2 o’clock
in the home of the parents of the
bride-elect with Rev. M. A. Packer
Miss Hullibarger, a graduate of
Lafayette high school has been em
ployed in the office of a Lima finance
company-. Mr. Criblez, who was
graduated from Bluffton high school
is engaged in farming.
Engagement of two former Bluff
ton college students, Barbara Hitz
and Robert Enoch, both of Chicago,
is announced by Dr. and Mrs. L. J.
Hitz of Chicago, parents of the
bride-elect. No definite date has
been set for the wedding.
Mr. Efioch, son of Mrs. L. L.
Enoch of Lima, is instructor in
physical education in Chicago.
To Wed in California
Announcement is made of the en
gagement and approaching marriage
of Norman Lugibihl of Los Angeles,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Lugi
bihl of North Lawn avenue to Miss
Alice Mleziva of Los Angeles.
The wedding will take place
Saturday, August 7 at St. Agatha’s
Catholic church in Los Angeles.
Mr. Lugibihl graduated from
Bluffton high school in 1941 and is
employed by the Bank of America.
For three years he was in the Army,
all but six months of which were
spent in the European theater of
war. The bride-elect is employed in
a Los Angeles telegraph office. The
couple will make their home in that
The W. S. W. S. and L. A. S. of
Bethesda E. U. B. church met at the
home of Mrs. John Beagle last
Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Irvin
Kauffman was in charge of the pro
gram and a vocal duet was sung by
Mrs. Freeman Basinger and Mrs.
Altar & Rosary Society
Altar and Rosary society- of St.
Mary’s church will meet at the home
of Mrs. Albert Klass, Thursday- night
at 8 o’clock.
and Mr. and Mrs. Inskeep and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Woolet have re
turned from a week’s vacation at
Bear Lake, Mich.
Miss Celina Thayer spent Wednes
day and Thursday- with her Aunt,
Mrs. Carrie Detrick, Lima.
The Y'oung Married Peoples’ Class
of the Methodist church held a picnic
at the Lafayette Park, Wednesday
William May and Miss Arlene Dil
lon were married Friday eve at 8
o’clock in the Methodist church. After
the ceremony a reception was held at
the home of the bridegroom’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar May.
Mrs. Ida Mae Hinkle spent last
week with Mrs. Ruth Reigle of Elida.
Mrs. Carrie Lentz has been nursing
in the Carey Ybunkman home the
past two weeks.
Kenneth Clum and Miss Ava Dur
ham were married in the Zion
Lutheran church in Lafayette, Sat
urday eve at 8:30 o’clock by the Rev.
M. A. Packer. After the ceremony a
reception was held in the home of
the bridegroom’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Clum.
Two or more inches of ground corn
cobs, peat moss, or well rotted man
ure applied as a mulch in flower beds
will reduce loss of water from the
soil, add plant food, improve the soil
structure, and help control weeds.
Wanted—1 want to buy old U. S.
coins. Also scarce dates of coins now
found in circulation!. Highest prices
paid. Robert Benroth, 612 S. Main
Street. Telephone 842-Y.
For sale—Weather-Seal combina
tion doors and windows, made from
kiln-dried California redwood. For
free estimate call W. J. Reagan,
Beaverdam phone 175-472. tf
Wanted—To rent 2-bedroom house
anywhere in Bluffton. Write: Box
D, Bluffton News, Bluffton, Ohio, tf
Beef sold by the quarter also pork
half or whole for your locker or
home freezer. A to Z Market. tf
Kaiser-Frazer cars. Mobile gas
and oil. Blufftoa Motor Sales. N.
Main & Jefferson Sts. tf
Shoes repaired. Bring them in and
have Shirley Nopnamaker fix them
for you. All work guaranteed. Mur
ray Upholstering 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.
Iridite steel combination storm
windows with bronze screens electro
zinc coated, chemically treated with
indite, finished fescote baked on at
350° F. Sales representative: James
Balmer, 123% S. Main St., Bluffton,
Ohio. Phone 309-Y. Also aluminum
and Thermoseal windows and doors.
Wanted—To buy hay- and straw.
A. L. Stager, Bluffton phone 334-Y’.
For sale—New cobbler potatoes.
Arthur Miller, 2 miles southwest of
For sale—Eleven room modern
house, hot water heat, hardwood
floors, plenty- of fruit, on N. Main
St. Mrs. Elsie Buckland, at Elsie’s
Beauty- shop or Hi-Speed service
Wanted—To do custom baling.
Bale loader also available. Clyde
Hauenstein, 5 miles south of Bluff
ton on Bentley- road and mile
For sale—Dressed domestic rabbit.
Give the family- a treat with this
really delicious cheaper high quality
meat. Fryers, bakers. Order by
Friday evening. Bluffton Rabbit
Market, phone 112-W. 14
For sale—7 room modern house
known as the Deppler property at
corner of South Main and Poplar
streets, Bluffton. Inquire James
Deppler, 515 Hope St., Lima. O. tf
good condition also off the floor
play- pen. D. L. Robnolte, Beaver
dam phone 175-575.
Lost—Billfold containing $23, so
cial security check and identification
card. Return to C. W. Winfrey,
307% N. Main street. Reward.
For sale—Suits, dresses and skirts,
sizes 10, 11 and 12 in good condi
tion. Call Thursday or Friday
afternoons. Phone 462-W.
For sale—Blue and gray folding
baby- buggy in. excellent condition,
$10. Inquire 127 Riley street.
Wanted—To buy double utility
cabinet with 4 or 5 shelves. Phone
For sale—Barn to be wrecked.
Fred Tschantz, 507 N. Main street.
For sale—Man’s right handed golf
clubs: 2 woods, 5 irons, in excellent
condition also 2 bags, one never
used one dozen new Spalding balls
and practice balls. Must be seen to
be appreciated. Priced to sell. See
or write Jim Gratz, 723% South
For sale—Remington portable
typewriter. Inquire 249 W. College
avenue. Phone 376-R.
We establish you in business on
our capital. No investment or ex
perience necessary to start. Write
Winona Monument Co., Box 565,
For sale—Thayer deluxe baby bug
gy. Reasonable. Mrs. Willis*King,
For sale—Building lot 60 by 150
ft. in Fred Miller addition on Dixie
highway. Beaverdam phone 774.
For sale—Moore’s white enamel
wood or coal range, like new. Willis
Bridges, Beaverdam phone 296.
Lost—Power take-off universal
joint and shaft between Arthur Mil
ler’s and Kenneth Steiner’s. Finder
notify Arthur Aliller, Bluffton phone.
For' auto I pan i ting1 try Vermillion
Body Shop, Bluffton, Rt. 1.
For sale—Kitchen table and two
chairs, small kitchen utility cabinet,
stand and 2 odd chairs. N. W.
Basinger, 536 S. Main. Phone 336-W.
For sale—Upright piano and din
ing room suite. E. J. Shady, phone
559-W. Call after Thursday.
For sale—House at.
St. J. J. Esau.
352 E. Cherry-
H. W. Althaus,
use and lot 90
238-W. F. Ga
ft. front by 150 ft.
addition on North M:
Martin, phone 294-W.
dining room table ar
era small desk 54
Maynard Geiger. Adi
2 grade 30c peck. J.
pep in Mueller
in street. Fred
i. M. N. Geiger
50c peck No.
A. Diller, phone
and during that time Lynn Carmack
and Sammy Dijler will take over my
route. Buddy Augsburger.
Wanted—J a n i o r, maintenance
man or cleaning women. Apply
For sale—Pickles. D. C. Diller, 5
miles north of town. 15
For sale—100 bushels good yellow
corn. D. C. Diller, 5 miles north
For sale—30 gallon hot walier tank
with side arm gas heater a-id pipe.
Irvin Long, 12 3 Garau St.
For sale—Porcelain kitchen sink
also breakfast set, table anc chairs.
Mrs. W. D. Ki el, Bluffton pl
Custom weiwing—Now you can
have that disc-arded clothing woven
into a rag rug for your home?. Bring
it to the Weiiver’s Delight Shoppe
located at 130 Thurman St., cperated
by- Mrs. Elsie Basinger. No orders
taken on Sund
ays or Mondays. tf
iel puppies, reiisonable price. Homer
Stall, 1 mile east and 2% miles
north of Pandora. Pandora
For sale—F ive burner i’’A1VYQATYA
kitchen range. Edgar Bixel, 121 N.
For sale—Day bed, good ccmdition
makes into do crble bed. Mrs. Rhuel
Kohler, phone 532-G.
Wanted—God used dresser, chest
of drawers or utility cabinet. Write
to: Mrs. Kenneth Diller, Rt. 5. Lima,
For sale—Studio couch, Westing
house range, breakfast set and
library table. Justus Holsinger, Col
lege Ave. and Spring St. Phone
For sale—Custom built radio for
Chevrolet also set of electric horns
dropleaf kitchen table and chairs and
large utility- cupboard. 150 Cherry
St. Phone 472-Y.
CARD OF THANKS
I wish to thank all who sent me
flowers, cards, food and other gifts
as well as for the many- visitors and
in any- way- helped me during my
illness and convalescence.
CARD OF THANKS
tion to my relatives and friends who
have so generously sent flowers,
birthday cards, get-well cards, letters
of well wishes and any other gifts.
Dr. M. R. Bixel
Forty-fi of Dependable
Don't Lose All!
NO MATTER how well
built is your home, tire
can destroy it in a few
hours. Your investment,
property, and furnishings
—al! may be lost unless
you have tire insurance.
Your best financial protec
tion against loss from fire
is to carry adequate insur
Check up NOW
Leland Diller, Insurance
113% S. Main Street
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