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VOLUME LXXIII REGISTRATION FOR NEW DRAFT BEGINS AT LIMA MONDAY Alien County Youths 18 Through 25 Will Register In Old PostofTice Building Classes of Deferment Announc ed by President For Guidance of Draft Board Registration of men 18 through 25 for the new 21-month peacetime draft will start next Monday and continue Wed] Th dun Allen county larters in the at Lima. selective service headqi old postoffice building ■quired’to register on lose bom in the year ter next Tuesday and brae afte ?ted, wiith the exce]pt o aro ]:8 years old, d. Yout]hs of 18 are the cIraft, but n all By Age Groups mg up candidates 1 be no lottery invlived orld Wftr IT, it was 3 age gr plans The law passed by Congress auto matically exempts war veterans who have at least 90 days service between Pearl Harbor and V-J Day, or with 12 months service between Sept. 16. 1940, and June 24, 1948, the day the draft law went into effect. Also exempt are ordained minis ters, students studying for the minis try and conscientious objectors (from combatant service.) Completing the list of automatic deferments are high school students up to graduation or the age of 20 and college students for the rest of the academic year. Deferments Set The President last week also de ferred others, including: II-A, men involved in study, research or medical, scientific or other endeavors consider ed necessary to the national health, safety or interest. These deferments will be for one year or less, and may be changed by the President or by local boards. II- C—Farm workers or men en gaged in agricultural occupation. The same deferment period and qualifica tions prevail. III- A—Anyone with dependents— including a wife, divorced wife, child, parent, brother or sister. Men mar ried between now* and registration periods will be exempt, officials said. IV- A—A registrant who has com pleted service and those who are sole surviving sons. IV-B—Almist all elected to office. Other classes of for aliens, ministers scientious objectors, tally over service. public officials deferment w’ere of religion, con physically, men- or morally unfit, registrants ige for the liability of military Wade Mumma On Purdue Honor List Wade E. Mumma, son of Carl Mumma, Bluffton, was among 1772 to win honors on the distinguished student list of Purdue University for the second semester of the past aca demic year, according to a list re leased from the office of C. E. Dam mon, legistrar and director of ad missions. To attain this honor, a student must have attained a grade-point index average of five or better in all subject® carried during the semes ter. Neuenschwander Is Scholarship Winner He Neuenschwander, an of Bluffton High announced as the scholarship to Ohio where he will en student this Arthur A. honor graduate school, has been winner of a $200 State university, roll as an agriculture is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Neuenschwander, of west of During seven years of 4-H town. club work he has speialized in feed ing steers which have been shown at the Cleveland Livestock exposition and the International in Chicago. His entries were awarded 26 ribbons, including three receiving champion ships. Two Hurt Slightly in Mishap On Lincoln Albert Myerson, 28, Atlantic City, N. J. and Martin Thuerk, 19, Chicago, escaped with minor injuries at 5:45 p. m. last Friday when their automo bile was demolished in a crash on the Lincoln highway near the Bentley n•oad intersection. Myerson received treatment Bluffton comunity hospital for ai jured shoulder, first aid for yvere taken to ler ambulance, The two were tray’eling east, en ■oute to Myerson’s home when their •ar crashed. BARN BURNS TO GROUND TUESDAY CONTENTS LOST re Levels Barn on Green Farm North of Bluffton on Dixie Highway .OSS as id the call to uniform will ined by classification, de y the local board, and by a Oldest, men will be taken ced induction Placed at 87,000 Combine and Farm Ma chinery Burned Fire of unknown origin destroyed barn on a farm owned by Lehr ?n of Mt. Cory locat north of Bluffton on morning estimated ed three the Dixie highway Tuesd at 11:30 o’clock, at $7,000. Lc The place is Dukes farm anc ployed at the Jc the tenant hous A nearby hog house owned by Lanning also was destroyed. Edward LugibiH Hurt in Mishap In Lima Edward Lugibill, 67, of Bluffton, suffered lacerations on the head, face and arms at 6:30 a. m. Monday when the car in w’hich he was a passenger was involved in a three-car collision in Lma. Taken to Lima St. Rita’s hospital for treatment, he later was released and reurned to his home here. According to police reports, Lugi bill was a passenger in a car driven by Fred C. Skidmore, also of Bluff ton when it was struck by another vehicle. Bluffton Youth On Stock Judging Team Harry Burkholder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Burkholder, north of Bluffton on the county line has been named a member of the Allen Coun ty 4-H team to compete for livestock judging honors at the state fair next week. Burkholder is one of three youths making highest marks in the county contest last week. Other members are Wm. Feigh, Lima, and Barnard Beckman, Delphos. At the state fair they will com pete for honors in livestock judging against teams from every county in the state. The high scoring county team will receive $250 toward their expenses to Chicago to participate in the na tional non-collegiate judging contest. Bell Likely Will Ren .. School Belfry After two weeks of uncertainty regarding the future of Bluffton’s 65-year-old grade school bell develop ments likely belfry this week indicated that it will continue to hang in the without being removed. proposals have been received No relative to removal of the bell, de scribed as a and the exp the building greater than it in its moorings. job of some magnitude, ense of taking it from likely would be much again safely anchoring Members of the board of education said there had been no fakers of an offer to give the bell free of charge to anyone removing it. Neither has THE BLUF Each Draftee To Fill Out Ansyvers To Sixteen Questions On Simple Form I m- and Thuerk received a hand injury. They the hospital in the Dil and released following lev ?red under ervice Act the former Merl Fred Lanning em •g hatchery occupies The blaze wa roof but and viic dwelling TOO feet' 1 caught fire. s discovered in the too late to save the structure fire departments from Bluffton Mt. Cory prevented a spread of flames when the roof of the mi’ the bam Contents of the barn lost in the fire included a seeder, combine swat ter, baled hay, oats and smaller equipment. A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE Card Four by Six Inches to be Sent to Every Registrant for Draft ittle Time Will be Required to Fill Out Form, Officials Predict form must be ansv through 25 in reg new 21-month peact Cards measuring and officials predict lure is so simplified strants can answer tl i a matter of minute The registration ca Thi study up in 16 Question.* nd armed forces? (Yes? 13—Marital status. dower? Father Then you sign it, and the regis trar for your local beard will it and put in the date, county, and state. BLUFFTON, OHIO, duty in the armed States or a co since Sept. 16, if you qualify, you 14—Active forces of the United beliggerent nation 1940 (under thi fill i the branch of service, your or serial number, date of name of last organization, entr date of separation.) 15—Present membership in a re serve component of the armed forces (and you list the branch of service, service or «erial number, date of entry, grade anef organization.) Classification Next 16—Color of eyes, color of hair, complexion, height, weight, race, other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification. sign city men After registering, draft-age will wait for classification forms which should be received within a week or two. These are much more detailed, and must be returned with in 10 days. classification is deter these A man’s mined by local boards from second forms. Condition Of Polio Patient Improving Improvement is reported in the condition of Sue, seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kent Hauenstein, of Marion, a polio pa tient at bus. Children’s hospital, Colum- the granddaughter of Mr. Edgar Hauenstein, of South Sue is and Mrs. Jackson street. The child, w’ho became ill two weeks ago, has been removed from the and isolation ward, it was reported, is on the road to recovery. BLUFFTON MARKETS Wednesday Morning Grain (bushel prices) Wheat $2.06 com $1.80 oats 72c soys $2.45. Poultry—Heavy hens 32c leghorn hens 30c heavy broilers 40c leghorn broilers 35c. Eggs—Large white 54c large brown 52c medium white 47c medium brown 45c: pullets 37c. Butterfat—72c. ain In Grade Board Members Say informal recommendation that the old bell be preserved as a relic pro duced any logical proposal regarding its removal from the tower. A meeting of the board of educa tion to be held Friday night, post poned from last Monday, likely will write the last act in the school bell case, and ^spokesmen said Tuesday that it appears as if the bell will remain in its present location. At the same time it was pointed out that intermittent ringing of the bell should be expected within the next two weeks, as contractors make tests to determine the extent of work required to again anchor ft safely. Derrick Is Completed For Test Well On W. Cart Farm, Three Miks North Drilling Financed By Same In terests Which Put Down Well On Boehr Farm Last Fall other attempt to locate district three miles v ton on the College road, r-producing area at the .vas launched th of drilling op W 11 of a st nent. farm during the oil boom of One was on the adjacent fan Chris Zimmerly, now owned Homer, Leonard and Arden Zim a gas prodi other w the I between the two of the century, from the old Zimmvrly Mrs. J. S. Slabaugh, wife of Dr. Slabaugh, president of the Bluffton college board of trustees, died day morning at her home in panee, Indiana. She was a ber of the women’s advisory to the college trustees. 'AY, AUG. 26, 1948 ILLING WELL START SECOND NORTH OF TOWN of Carr farm, a the Carr farn ge road, is the ■d in the same district kt year by Findlay and a 1325-fiwt well le John Boehr fa: nile south of as and a trace of the well never Start Second Welt of reviving the il producing dis' started t’ by Habegger iped s and operated hood. Later cai salary and turn Baer, Rev E is the second e form of a Findlay and Drilling this summer i of the past year in th test well, financed by Toledo capital, which drilling rights to some of adjoining farmland. Mon Nap- mem board Those fr6m Bluffton attending fun eral services at Nappanee, Wednes day afternoon included Dr. and Mrs. J. S. Schultz, Dr. L. L. Ramseyer, Dr. N. E. Byers, Miss M’Della Moon, Prof. Paul Shelley, and Rev. Harry Yoder. Amstutz Hatcheries Staff At School Clarence Amstutz, Noah Zimmer man, Jr., and Manager E. J. Wahlie, staff of the Amstutz Hatcheries, Bluffton and Pandora, have returned from the 24th annual flock selecting, culling and pullorum testing school being held this week by the poultry husbandry department at Ohio State university. Instruction at the school is hand led by the regular faculty of the de partment, plus other professors from Cornell university and representa tives of the State Poultry Associa tion of Indiana and the Ohio Poultry Improvement association. Putnam Polio Epidemic Reaches Pandora Area Improvement was week in remains ward. ON NEWS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY Morning, Afternoon and Even ing Services to Mark Three Score Year Event hurch, Third Built in Settle ment Has Long and Dis tinguished Record lennonite church, five miles north est of Bluffton, will be marked at pecial services next Sunday morning, fternoon and evening. Founded in 1888, the church was le third built by Mennonite con regations in the Settlement and re tains active with a membership of St. John Mennonite Church Will Observe 60th Anniversary Sunday: D. J. Unruh, of Newton, Kan rmer pastor, will speak at al! 3 and the evening program marked by musical selections and Ebe dos Dil heir liv pastors who yvere on evoted all their atten torate, including Rev. J. C. C. Hege, Rev. W. S. A. S. Rosenberger, Rev. Rev. D. J. Unruh, Rev. and the present pastor Peter Boehr, Rev. Harder. Many Missionaries the Although oil was found in area about 50 years ago, wells soon were abandon^ because the lew price of oil at that time made oper ations unprofitable. Wife Of College Trustee Succumbs Missionaries from the congregation include Mrs. Irma (Schneck) Lambie, for merly in Africa and Palestine, now home on furlough Miss Mary Haas, now in Africa: Mrs. Lillian Wel’ty Seneft. home from Africa on furlough Misses: Frieda and Norma Jones, Sommer, now now in Africa Miss Lulu in Germany and Holland. Ellen Gerber, now enroute Miss Mary home from Africa Rev. and Mrs. Boehr. now in China Rev. and Mrs. William Cox, home on furlough from Hawaii Mrs. Anita Steiner Warren, now in India Dr. and Mrs. Bradford Steiner, in India and Mrs. Ruth Geiger Riley, in India. Lehman The first Chris Hilty: Firsi Mrs. epidemic last week who lives town, was Putnam county’s polio reached the Pandora area when Harold Steiner, 29, two miles southeast of the taken to Lima Memorial hospital on Thursday for treatment. reported this his condition, although he in the hospital isolation is married and the father He is the son of Steiner of two children. Clarence Steiner. At the close of last week, Putnam county had 27 polio cases more per capita than any other county in Ohio. Two have been fatal. In view of the spread of the epi demic, opening of Putnam county schools has been postponed until September 13, upon recommendation of Dr. H. A. Neiswander, county health commissioner. Bluffton Business Men’s meeting in the council Wednesday night at 7:30 associat ion room this o’clock. Peter These from the church in the ministry are Rev. David King, deceased Rev. Elmer Bas inger, Summerfield, III. Rev. Kenneth Geiger. Goshen, Ind.: and Rev. Myron Hilty, Win ton, Calif. Church Officers Present Deacons, Hiram church officers Schneck, Hayden Basinger. Trustees Omer Gra’tz, Clarence Kohli, mother, enbach Dale Reich ias Music Anna Ruth Elljs Steiner. Treasure Secretary. Milfoi-d Earl Lehman: Pianist and Wava Geiger. in 1888, were Oberly, Peter B. and the first deacon was P. P. Steiner, were Miss Mary Steiner, the first anists deceased, daughter of P. P. Steinei deacon Mrs. Berne, bihl. ol Lizzie Lugibihi Rueeser of Susie Basinger Lugi ve. superintendents in .nd Mrs. umbus Gio nday-school Early eluded King P. C. Suter, Peter B. Hilty and David song leaders. P. D. Amstutz and Adam Lugibihi. the first wson p. c. early Suter David Sommer was in the cemetery adjoining the church the first marriage on Dec. 18, of Dr. and Mrs. P. D. Bixel. second wedding was that of Mr. and Solomon Welty in June, 1889. W still living. Program for the day’s services: buried and Church (Continued on page 10) 1888. The Mrs. Welty if Mominig Service 10:30 A. M. Prelude—Annaru'ch Lehman, pianist Invocation, scripture Ladies choyus Message- Rev. D. J. Closing prayer. Rev. lesson. Wm. Cox Afternoon Service# 1:4S P. P. Violin ensemble-Annaruth anT Deh man. W’ilma. Augsburger. Mr*. Rob Bowersox. Hymn No. 55O---Congregation Invocation. Rev. Howard Landes. Ebeneze Thermometers hit 97 degrees Wed nesday noon for the hottest weather of the summer—the top registering one degree more than Tuesday’s max imum with no relief in sight. A southerly breeze blowing inter mittently since the first of the week has pushed heat into the Bluffton area on a scale unprecedented this summer which until this time has been comparatively mild. Cloyce Barnes Are Xenia Moving To Mr. aiid Mrs. Cloyce Bam ferson si:reet who are havin lie sale Friday night are 'atHfduy to Xenia. They plopt 1 Mericle. Mr. Bame w*ho ha of a hea rt ailment is impro At the*ir new location will be associated with her in-law and sister, Mr. and Gueltig, florists, operating and Day ton. Their elder daughter, Ba me v’ill leave for Sai Calif., w here she has accep sit ion as an. Third Chur founding of instructor in an el school. The younger daugh nita wil return to Bowlin State university this fall w is a senior. AGE BRACKET TO DETERMINE DATE FOR REGISTERING Oldest Group Included in Sei Registration of Younger Groups to Continue Through September 18 by President Truman in mation setting registrati men between the ages from August 30 until S All men born in 1922 ust 30 will register on and the proclamation als following dates for the of other youths: 1. Persons born in the ■r A ust the the year 1929 September Boys born on or after 19, 1930, under the will be registered on the are 18 years old or within thereafter: proclamation, day they five days years of the draft Although young men 18 age will not be subject to until they become 19 years of age, they have the privilege of enlisting for military srvice for a period of one year. That elude training in no overseas duty, listments may be cruiting office. service would this country, it is stated. made at any and En na- Maj. Gen. Lewis R. Hershey tional director of selective si under the law passed by the congress, has stated that men will be drafted by age groups, with men 25 down through 22 taken first in the initial six months of the pro gram. Under the law’ actual drafting can not start until September 22. Local Man's Widow Dies In New Orleans Word was received here this week of the death of Mrs. Epsie Steiner, widow of Gideon Steiner, a native of Bluffton who had lived in New Or leans for many years prior to his demise. Mrs. Steiner, who died Monday at her New Orleans home, was bur ied at that place Tuesday, and her husband often in the past. She was Nashville, Tenn. She is survived by Fritz, Gideon, Jr., and New Orleans. Bluffton Scorches In 97-Degree Heat Wednesday, Hottest For This Summer She three sons Allen, all oi Farmers, however, say that weath er such as this is what is needed to mature the corn crop which promises to be one of the best ever grown in this area. As for relief, the best the Ohio weatherman at Columbus could pre dict is possible scattered showers Thursday afternoon *and increased humidity. A Good Place To Trade surrounding averdam, Mt. NUMBER 19 SEEK TO ENLARGE SIZE OF BLUFFTON SCHOOL DISTRICT Annexation of Parts of Beaver dam. Mt. Cory, Rawson, Pan dora Districts Proposed Suggestion To State Prompted By Proposal to Re-District School Areas I to Bluffton’s innexing parts now served by Rawson and forwarded this of Lan- trict Hold Flower Show Here Friday, Sept. 3 Bluffton Gai 18 Mrs year 1923 August 31, and September 1. 2. Persons born in 1924 Septem ber 2, and September 3. 3. Persons born in the year 1925 September 4 or September 7. 4. Persons born in September 8th-9th. 5. Persons born in September lOth-llth. 6. Persons born in September 13th-14th. 7. Persons born in September 15th-16th. 8. Persons born 1930 before September 19 September 17th-18th. the year the year 1927 ed by the Fri nk without charge A new' feature open to child age. to anyone interested, is the junior displa ren to 12 years of age. Their ex hibits may be miniatures, an ar rangement description of the title of a child’s book or general arrange ment. Farmer Lacerates Hand In Accident Dwight Frantz, Union township farmer, suffered lacerations and a broken bone in his left hand as the result of an accident while repairing a pump at his home north of Bluff ton, Monday. Real Estate Deals The 78-acre Orange township farm belonging to the Jacob Haas estate was purchased by Archie Hartman & Son for $12,948, Saturday. The tract was sold at public auction by Milford Haas, administrator. The Hartmans’ farm is located across the road from the Haas tract. James Whittemore of Royal Oak, Mich., has purched one of Lester to properties on his lot vn avenue and Vine frame property, the at Noi street, former vacant, while his new lot was under summer, will occupy the residence, was handled by Mrs. H. W. Althaus. The Wm. Lewis residence, now ccupied by Niswander brick residence on the construction early this The Whittemore family The deal Births The following births at Bluffton Mr. and Mrs. Paul Snavely, Bluff ton, a girl, Dona Marie,- last Wed nesday. Mr. and Mrs. Jewell Suter, Pan dora, a boy, James Lee, Thursday. Mr. ton, a day. and Mrs. Lyle Everett, Bluff boy, Richard Wayne, Thurs- and Mrs. James Saltz, Mt. Mr. visited here a native of Cory, a girl, Pamela Kay, Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wiess, Bluff ton, a boy, Davik Frederick, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lafferty, Arlington, a boy, Jon Alan, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Reamsnyder, Arlington, a boy, Robert Dean, Fri day. Mr. and rs. Maurice Strabm, Bluffton, a boy, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Simcox, Gil boa, a boy, James Robert, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Crawford, Williamstown, a girl, Loretta Kay, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Smith, Harrod, a boy, Jerry Ray, Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Wiess, Marion, Ohio, a girl, Ellen Roberta, born at Marion City hospital, August 11. Mrs. Wiess is the former Laveta Clymer of Bluffton.