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BLUFFTON A Good Place To Live VOLUME LXXIII MILK PRIM GOES UP ONE CENT TO Higher Meat Prices Appear In Offing As New High Marks Set By Hogs A previous been applied price boosts 90 PCMTC till A OTlBluffton Couple On Li vtuio yuan i AirTripToAiaska One-Cent Boost In Price Is I living north of Bluffton are on a Second Increase In Less I *wo weeks’ tr*ip to Alaska, making Than Two Months the pl,ane- They cago last Thursday going of Seattle. Bluffton retail milk prices upward for the second time anonths Monday, with a new one-cent Tjoost bringing the price of regular|near Dayton was in Fairbanks grades to 22 general rise in costs of production and distribution. Milk is in short supply nov dairies do not look for conditi* show marked improvement unt in the fall. Prices are going virtual rt and )ns to il late up in P) Ohio, in evidence of the keen compel supply ition for the available dairymen said. Hogs At Record High milk At 1the same time, additiona1 in crease: in the cost of retail meat was iiidicated when hog price s on Monday soared to all-time high marks at two of the nation’s prin cipal markets. Wholesale meat prices also moved upward in the wake 3f the market developmen Harmon Field Programi 11/7/ J^nd er It tziflU 1 niS eeK I Thursday will mark the last day of playground activities, with anent being inventoried and on Friday. officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer cemetery. In addition to the parents, -vivors include a small sister, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Beaupry, Findlay, and Mr. and Mrs. Millard Oberly, Bluffton. Recreation CommitteeVxas Mvvtinrf Lin Wfidn^dflUl lieeung Un weanesaayi Plans for a September 10 footballMfOVIn£r preview and a i participation will be made at for officials, strike” which in July caused a slight down1 ward trend in prices had not been ended. All Allen county through 25 years of register with the draft to present plans. of playground activities, with equip-1 1 stored minor Championship play in the and major softball leagues is set for Thursday and Friday nights under the lights at the field. The minor league champion will be decided in Thursday night’s game, with major loop play coming on Friday. „w registrants Bret and then Last Rites Friday For Oberly Inf anti Harmon field playground activities I ,Qrk bal.kwards to thc 19.year.oIds.l have been very popular tnth the|0( the 5M0#00 me„ in tbe 22 t0 younger generation during the sum-125 j.ear o)d gr0UJb but about mer, with activity which slumped 7|)000 are expected t0 deferred during the July 4th vacation period, I wag picking up again in the last two -weeks. al meeting of the Bluffton Recreation committee at 8:30 p. m. this Wed nesday in offices of The* Triplett Electrical Instrument Co. All members of the committee are urged to attend. Real Estate Deal ater Works Pumps 125 Gallons I Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Huber, moved I By an unusual coincidence Fred in two Wenger of Bluffton, a civilian em ployed by the Army at Wright field, last cents a quart. |week, making the trip by plane. one-cent increase had in mid-June, and both were attributed to a DRAFT PROCEDURE FOR YOUTHS 18-25 IS BEING SET UP Water Daily For Every Resident left Chi by way of their The northernmost point journey will be Fairbanks, Alaska, about 125 miles south of the Arctic circle where they expect several days as well as vis points of interest. I dayg„ to out the formgj accordinJ _____ indicated. Five Mrs. I old Chicago woman was in Bluffton An infant daughter born to Rich-1 hospital the first of the week with a ard and Beverly (Beaupry) Oberly I fractured pelvis and internal injuries in Bluffton Community hospital atlas the result of an automobile ac 4:30 a. m. last Thursday expired 111 cident last Saturday afternoon when hours later. I the car in which she was riding left Funeral services were held Fri-1 the Lincoln highway and overturned day morning with Rev. J. N. Smuck-| twice one and one-half miles east of Carl Smucker of Bluffton college1 faculty has purchased the Fred Lingel residence on Campus View. Lingel who recently accepted a posi tion with the General Electric com pany in Syracuse, N. Y., will move| Charles Bucher, 14-year-old Bluff ^g family there late this summer. I ton youth who is ill with polio at Mr. and Mrs. Smucker and family I Lima Memorial hospital is reported who are occupying part of the house out of isolation quarters and show of his mother, Mrs. B. D. Smucker! ing definite improvement. The boy, of South Lawn avenue will move I son of Mr. and Mrs. Clair Bucher into their newly purchased home of West Elm street is the only case next month. of polio, reported here. Bluffton Consumers Use Aver age Daily Output of 250,000 Gallons of Water Another Quarter of Million. Gal lons Pumped Daily For Page Dairy Co. Bluffton's normal daily consump- to spendltion of water, 250,000 gallons, is siting other enough to provide an average of 125 gallons every 24 hours for each man, woman and child in the town. These figures are based on the year-around average volume of a quarter of a million gallons of water daily for local consumption by an estimated population of 2,000. Water bills, formerly rendered quarterly are now on a monthly basis. First bills, for June serv ice were mailed August 1 and due August 10. In hot summer months, the total goes considerably higher, and the consumption is ©portion to the mere Registration of Men 18 Through Irise in tbe thermometer 25 Will Be Started On 1 In addition to the 25 August 30 sumptioi I million gallor New County Draft Board Will| Dairy Co., for Be Selected Soon Draft Starts Oct. 1 Plans for registration of Allen I the plant to provide county youths, 18 through 25, under] city new Selective nearing completion the program when the new county draft board Top quality hogs at Cleveland! rians lor registration or Allen I the plant to provide water used Monday brought $32 per hundred,] county youtbs 8 through 25, underlcity consumers, and a third well and at Chicago quotations werelthe the new Selective Service Act are! pumped to provide water for the $31.10. Both established new tops. near^nK completion in Washington,! Page plant. A fourth well is held Choice wholesale beef also went|with with the Program to be in readiness!in reserve for emergencies. up one cent a pound, and higher! when tbe new county draft board! Sewage engineers estimate there is prices appear in the making for all be*ins lts activities later this month.! little loss of water in the town, and classes of meat. I Personnel of the county board is|that most of the water pumped is Department of agriculture officials,! expected to be announced soon, fol-l drained off, with the greater part however said a “buyers’ strike I ,ow’n® wb'cb county procedure will! eventually finding its way to Big or be set up for the beginning of| Little Riley creeks. registration on August I 30. youths, 18l away is that used in sprinkling age, must! lawns, gardens, etc., but the bulk of board from! the huge volume used here daily goes August 30 through Sept. 18, with the! down the drains and into the creeks, WppJc I ^rrny’8 ca^ ^or men expected| helping to flush them out during the sometime after October 1. This summers Harmon e re-1 Questionaires will be sent out byl large volume of w’aste w’ater dis creation program wi come to ,a|the county board soon after regis-l charged into the streams the lack close this week, a 'wee I tration begins on August 30, andl of a sewage disposal system would be schedule of successful paiticipation. I registrants will have “at least 10| far more serious than at present. I I No indication has been given as to how long draftees win have to ar-l range their personal affairs before! _____ reporting to duty, but at the end of Funera[ services for A[vin World War II, as much as 90 dayslRams 6g Bluffton Mllege trustee elapsed before inductees were taken I, Qne of tbe country.s leading p0_ 0 ramps. I Hurt When I An/n flrrtrhi vrvol Philamino Giacobbo, 75-year- the Beaverdam. She was suff.c.ently re- morning from where they we„ taken covered to be removed to Chicago, fc home jn Smithv!Ue. sur-1 Tuesday. and Four other Chicago occupants of| the car injured less seriously, were\BlufttOn released from the hospital aftei- re-1 ceiving medical attention and have] -^*6 u rr xx returned to their home. According! -to state highway patrolmen, the carl Eight young people from the Building Lot Here\I Francis Marquart is Bluffton Polio Victim Improves summer season. Engineers point out, Questionaires Next Month too, that if it were not for the Funeral For College Trustee Wednesday tato growers, were held Wednesday TreS8"t.P ?S a5e t0 2,5-year- afternoon in Oak Grove Mennonite church near his home town of Smith- ”1 ville, Wayne county. Burial was in the church cemetery. Officiating at the services was his former pastor, Rev. J. N. Smucker. of Bluffton, present pastor of the First Mennonite church. Ramseyer’s death occurred July 231 aboard the steamship Mauretania /iato uverturns when he was stricken with a heart attack while enroute on a summer cruise to Europe with a party of friends. The body was taken ashore at Southampton, England, from where it was transferred to London and put aboard a trans-Atlantic plane, landing in New York, Monday morn ing. The remains were flown on to .Cleveland arriving there Tuesday I _____ travelling west when the driver! Methodist church are attending the lost control. |Lima District Youth Fellowship con- I Youths 4 L. IjUKeSiae amp Iference at Lakeside this week. They HoUSC On lare: mon, Sara Jane Huser, Joanne Har- Marlene Berry, Kay Berry, James Anderson and Paul Cramer, Jr. Rev. Paul Cramer, pastor of moving a|the Methodist church here is super house from the farm of his father,!visor of recreation and Mrs. Cramer Ed Marquart, south of town ontops dean of women, the South Jackson street building lot where a foundation was recently completed. The recently purchased building lot by Marquart from Mrs. Peter Gratz is located between his property and that of Mrs. Gratz. Bluffton merchants are cooperating to bring to shoppers in this district a most unusual money* saving opportunity in Dollar Days, Friday and Saturday. Two days of outstanding bargains will climax weeks of preparation for this event in which stores in widely diversified lines have scoured the markets to bring to their clientele the best values obtain able. Two Big Dollar Days in Bluffton, August 6 and 7 THE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 5,1918 TWO NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS TO BE STARTED HERE former Dixie Motoi Building Will Be Re medied Here lari Jorg Will Erect Brooder Houses On Former Temple Property Site tiire, S’ Earl Jc ralloi co: worl of mumcip anothe e pumped Tty at Vance and s, will erect a battery site to stre er hat ies th cooling pu adjacent to the grounds. Three Wells Pu Two deep wells ed. Th to pull Delphos by About the only water which gets ve- Continued expansion and ir in Bluffton’s business district announced this week, with calling for the completion of new business developments ments were plans two The Ohio Oil Co., of Findlay oi er of the former Dixie Motor Sc building at Main and Elm stre ill extensively remodel th following which an z ore and super-service fillinj will be operated at the loc other business deve ■g, local hatcheryrr ?k purchased the Interests Operat In addition, show windows installed on the Elrii street the structure in space that used as a display room by interests which will take building on August 16. An appliance store will be located in the building in addition to the filling station, and the new operators also plan to make arrangements for an automobile sales agency, it was announced. Clifford Heller, who has operated the present filling station since July 1, will return to Harrod when the change in operation i^made in mid August. In expanding his hatchery opera tions, Jorg announced plans to build the battery of brooder houses on the one-acre site he bought in disposition of the former Temple property. He expects the new buildings to be completed in time for use for the late winter and early spring hatching season. Auto Crash Victim's Condition Unchanged Condition of Harold Amstutz-, 21, auto crash victim who has been con scious only at brief intervals in Bluffton Community hospital, since an accident west of town 25 days ago, remained unchanged this week, according to hospital attaches. Amstutz was removed from the scene of the accident at the inter section of the Grove street road and the Napoleon road in an unconscious condition and since has received con sciousness only at brief intervals. He is the son of William Amstutz, who lives southwest of Bluffton on the former Follett farm. The accident occurred Sunday, July 11, in a two-car collision, in which the driver of the other vehicle was unhurt. Dayton Residents In Auto Accident Mr. and Mrs. Howard Downs and son Harold of Dayton received lacer ations and bruises when the car in which they were riding was in volved in a collision near Bluffton Saturday night. They were released after receiving treatment at the hos pital here. The car was being driv en by their 17-year-old son when the accident occurred. The Downs family were enroute to Bloomdale to take her sister, Mrs. Ralph Hatfield and Mr. Hatfield on a vacation at Snow Islands in North ern Michigan. DOLLAR DAYS IN BLUFFTON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY be featured on the program of the orld Mennonite conference which opned Tuesday in Goshen, Indiana, and which is being attended by many church congregation leaders from the Bluffton-Pandora much like that pk and ie Ohio Oil remodel ■ond floor of the bi toved over the dri\ gasoline pumps nov his will permit la into the station Grass Fire Perils Nearby Oats Field The Plate before field. locomotive it spread Mr. and Rawson, a day. •To make possible lower prices in these days of rising markets, profit margins have been sharp ly curtailed to focus attention of shoppers on Bluff ton’s superior facilities as a trading center. Many of the outstanding bargains for event appear in advertisements of this issue of Bluffton News. All are well worth reading money-saving opportunities. .oral Persons At Mennonite Meet Will Hear Talks In Four Languages From Here Attend Men World Con erence Many nonite Under Way in Goshen, Ind. area, session At conference will be made in Er German and Holland which have been pr vance other the int erpreters informal In addit hi trai 1 others. Men The d- to i Hollar Building will be side of will be Delphos six from Sw France two fi from Brazil, it V’ wh art Ea stations. The program includes discussions on missions, relief, refugees, re settlement, Mennonite institutions, young people’s education Arrangements through the Mei mittee, of Akrc delegates to appear in various Men nonite churches. Some of the visi tors to this country may be heard in Bluffton area churches as a the program, although no schedule has been arranged Man Dies In Tourist Cabin In Beaverdam Harry M. Read, 69, of l., a Philadelphia subur Addi esses At Conference W ill I at the Vertner tourist camp Be In English, French, er- lerdam where he was spending the man And Holland Dutch night. Bluffton fire department was! wheat harvesting out of Thursday noon because of a I two weeks ago, but rainfall at inter-1 was extinguished to a nearby oats Births The following hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Mt. Cory, a boy, day. births at Bluffton Michael Rosetas, Raul, last Wednes- Mr. and Mrs. a nes Victory, a boy, Robert Eugene, Thursday. called grass right of way near the V. H. Allman I combines out of the fields about half farm south of JSluffton. I the time, with the result that opera-. .. fire along the Nickel Plate| vals .of about every other day kept| Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wilch, Ar-lperLenu _________ I lington, a boy, John Carl, Thursday. I I Mr. and Mrs .Samuel J. VI iHiainsI HeHCOp(er Dustifiq 11.41 I, Mechanicsburg, a boy, Samuel J. I I r-, II, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Tschantz, I the first season that dusting has been I Bluffton, a girl, Geraldine, Sunday.! done by helicopter. I Mr. and Mrs. Kermit KibeleJ The helicopter hovers about eight I Bluffton, a boy Kim Robert, Sunday.! feet above the field and down draft Mr. and __ Findlay, formerly of Bluffton, a boy,I dust were used on Basinger’s eight William Byron born at Findlay hosJand nnehalf acres of tomatoes. pital, July 26. I Other fields dusted were those of the the for cabin Beav- A Beaverdam physician who was called when the Pennsylvania man became ill said death was due to a heart attack. He is reported to have been subject to heart attacks. He to 1 together with O. E. Christ Read, man of Philadelphia, w-as on a mo tor trip to visit friends in Iowa. The body was removed to the Paul addresses I funeral home here from where French |b vvas sen^ Wednesday to Lansdale, Dutch, all of near Philadelphia. WHEAT HARVEST IN ^district WELL INTO AUGUST Intermittent Rainfall And Ne ll cessity of Cutting Oats cl Delay Wheat Harvest About One-fourth of Are: Bumper Wheat Stand Re mains in Fields With ap tc fields, the Blufft harvest this year a Ti farm k and Christian! I delayed harveatn re being made|^ro lite Central Com-|and Pa., for foreign! ?*ar run completion of wheat cutting int I first week of August. part of| Some farmers predict th:s month definite! will be approximately one-third gonel the lake in to date. I before the wheat harvest is copiplet-ll Plans are being considered to ed although combines have been! enlarge the installation. busy in the fields whenever weather| Plans for the spray system and permits. Time to the Combines Operate Half Farmers had expected The blaze, reportedly originating I tions were switched to oats fields! Bluffton iesidents, together with from sparks from a passing Nickel which ripened in the meantime. I al o,t’ers Oh’° ar,e now p“ying no ,| sales tax on purchases under 41 Pandora Area Fields Mr. and Mrs .Albert Briggs, Beav-I I erdam, a boy, Saturday. I Fields of commercial tomato grow-1 Mr. and Mrs. Rueul Sutter, Pan-1 ers in the Pandora area are being I 2 /1 donra, twin boys, Robert Lee and!dusted by a helicopter for protection Rodney Gene, Saturday. I against insects and blight. This is I Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mackaman,! from the propeller blows the dturtl Bluffton, a boy, James Paul, Sunday.I around the plants. Dusting is done I 0-41 Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Parkins, Ben-| early in the morning while dew is ton Ridge, a boy, Philip Alan, Sun-1 still on the plants and some 40 day. I acres were dusted in a tw*o hour I Mrs. Ura Dukes, Jr.,I period. I boy, George Dean, Sun-1 The helicopter was engaged by the I J"* Pandora Canning company and head-|^,b^ I quarters w*ere at the Hayden Ba-1 Mrs. M. C. “Bud” Lorad singer farm where 350 pounds of the I Geo. Pierman, Orville Lugibihl, Wil I lard Moser, Peter C. Herr, Milton Reichenbach and Omar Gratz. In New Locations Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Stauffer are occupying the Cherry street property of the late Menno Geiger, having va cated apartments in the Mrs. Caro line Haas street. $ Days $ BLUFFTON A Good Place To Trade Thr NUMBER 16 NEW WATER SPRAY SYSTEM OPERATING AT UTAIITY PLANT Central Ohio Light and Power Co. Puts New 252-Nozzle Spray Into Use Gallons of Water Spray Into The Air Every 11,000 ed Minute By Installation 11,000-gallon he air every ozzle spray rculated thru ament is in I Ohio Light condensing eq n at the Cent jper Loc RUNNING as been redur drop of six de ur standing Operates Only In It is planned ily during mids mplete temper out was pointed observers. hich ssure of a ripened linent danger e combined to recorded. Analysis of the be used to determine how ditional generating capacity installed at the local plant bank tl spr the lout the I generating equipment the! summer months, I At its present capacity, tt will handle the entire lake in approximately four Plans for the spray system and its installation were handled by the engineering and work forces of the utility. have! ____ ____ way I No Change III Sales Delaying wheat cutting until the sin( e the new |aw amendjng oats crop is out of the way was a|th(. sales tax statu(c became logical move, for ripened oats heads I effctiv(_ Augpst shatter more easily than those ofl Howver c. Eln„r Glander, tax wheat, and in addition the open commissioner cmph„iK.d that there heads of oats dry out more rapidly I is n0 chang(. whatever in any of the after rainfall. I brac|tet8 involving sales of 41 cents Rainy, muggy weather in the I and more. meantime has kept the uncut wheat I The tax commissioner announced from drying out, and after wheat I the following tax rates are now in had tested at about 12 per cent effect: moisture early in the season some AMOUNT tests last week were as high as 101 Less th 6.09 8.09 8.41 8.71 9.09 9.41 9.71 and property on West Elm Mrs. Robert Hall of Find moved into the vacant in the Haas residence. Mr. and lay have apartment Hall is employed here at the Wood cock generating plant of the Central Ohio Light & Power Co. 93 Summer the spray •nths, and i will be data will much ad- aporate imer me ire date with the spray also deucy of the present during the fed. spray TUX Over 41 (lilt* of I in Sales Tax an .41:------------ No tax .70 inclusive____ ........ .02 1.08 inclusive........ ...... .......03 1.40 inclusive ... .„. .. .04 1.70 inclusive...... .............. 05 2.08 inclusive...... ........ .06 2.40 inclusive__ ......__ x... .07 2.70 inclusive___ ______ 08 3.08 inclusive___ ..... ...... .09 3.40 inclusive..... ___ .10 3.70 inclusive....... ___ __.11 4.08 inclusive___ ______ 12 4.40 inclusive...... ______ .13 4.70 inclusive_ __ _____ .14 5.08 inclusive.. .....__ ___ .15 5.40 inclusive.. .. ______ .16 5.70 inclusive..... ______ .17 6.08 inclusive__ _____ .18 6.40 inclusive.. ....._ ____ .19 6:40 inclusive___ .19 6.70 inclusive.... ...__ ____ .20 7.08 inclusive_________ .21 7.40 inclusive_ __ _______ 22 7.70 inclusive___ _______ 23 8.08 inclusive___ .............. 24 8.40 inclusive.. .... ____ .25 8.70 inclusive___ ... .26 9.08 inclusive .............. 27 9.40 inclusive. ___ .28 9.70 inclusive.............__ ____.29 to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to so 10.08 inclusive on. 0 Receives License As Mechanical Engineer Joel Kimmel of South Main street who -recently successfully passed the state examination has license as a mechanical was announced the first received his engineer, it of the week. from Ohio Ada, in 1943, He was graduated Northern university and is now employed as equipment engineer at the Westinghouse plant in Lima.