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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
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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.

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