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VOLUME LXXni No Reduction Possible if Mini mum Price is Set for Producers, Claim Bluffton Paying 22 Cents Quart Hearings on Price Held in Toledo ,n in Bluffton’s retail delivered at 22 cents a possible if the Depart grants a mini dairy farmers a spokesman announced this No reductic price of milk, •quart, will be ment of Agriculture mum price sought in Northwestern Ohi for milk distributors week. Milk is being sold here on a carry home basis at 19 *2 cents a quart. Bluffton’s milk prices are determin ed by the level set by the North western Cooperative Sales associa tion, a sought a-quart Toledo. Sales farm group, which last week establishment minimum in of the 22-cent a meeting at Bellefontaine a quart Mon- Price of milk in dropped to 20 cents day. The new price, a reduction of one cent, was the second cut within a month. An all-day hearing federal examiner in was held by a Toledo on the establish the to producers is the “floor” and February, s, milk prices NCSA request to September price paid for milk and cream for December, January Under federal orden for this area are governed by those paid at certain midwestern condens eries and in the last three months the condensery prices have tumbled 83 cents. Unless the decline is checked by adopting the minimum price rule, milk producers will leave the North western Ohio market in “great numbers” to seek higher prices offer ed in Detroit and Cleveland, spokes men for the NCSA testified at the hearing. Smithville Women Assist In Work Here Forty women from the Oak Grove Mennonite church in Smithville will travel to Bluffton in a chartered bus Ihis Thursday, to assist in work of the Ohio cutting room, which cuts garments for European relief dis tribution through the Mennonite Cen tral committee. Cutting room quarters are in Sci ence hall on the Bluffton college cam pus, and the visitors from Smith ville will assist in the cutting, and observe the work procedure through out the day. The visitors will work in shifts with local directors of the project, and during the remainder of the time here will help make comforters for relief purposes in space set aside for the group in Lincoln hall, women's dormitory. The cutting room operated here under auspices of the Mennonite Cen tral Committee is sponsored by four Mennonite churches of this district: Ebenezer and First Mennonite of Bluffton, and Grace and St. Mennonite of Pandora. John Back From Canada With Big Game Frank Montgomery of Orange township and Justin Klingler of near Ada have returned from a ten days’ Canadian hunting trip at Espanola, Ontario. Montgomery bagged a 500 pound black bear and large doe. Klingler a this vicinity others from the bear and bagged The two hunters from made the trip with Columbus. Besides doe, six deer were Columbus hunters. six by the were at Mississ The party’s headquarters Birch Grove camp near the agi state forest area, about 650 miles north of Bluffton. Wade Shook To Be Boy Scout Executive Wade A. Shook, of South Jackson street, left Monday for Mendham, N. J., where he will enter a six werks’ school for professional Boy Scout leaders. Shook has been assigned to the De fiance district in the Shawnee Boy Scout council, and will work in five counties. The local man is a gradu ate of Bluffton college and a Navy World War II veteran. Chevrolet Sales Remodels Quarters Steiner Chevrolet sales is remodel ing the sales room of its quarters on North Main street. Work on the front of the building is under way this week. Retail Milk Price Here Hangs on Decision o£ Federal Bureau Winter’s First Snow Is Seen In Bluffton Wednesday Morning riLUFFTON experienced its first snowfall of the winter Wednesday morning when a brief snowstorm swept the area at dawn. The snowstorm, ac companied by falling tempera ture day only ing mid-forenoon Wednesday. Coeds Chasing Men Across Campus Saturday Marks Sadie Hawkins Day followed a heavy rain Tues night. evidence of the early morn snowfall, was visible until A skiff of snow. TAX DUPLICATE IN TOWN NEARS TWO MILLION DOLLARS Valuation Auditor Huff ton’s Increase in Past Year $57,470 Duplicate Beaver- Richland Township’s Over Two Million: dam $250,790 Bluffton’s 1948 real estate tax duplicate will be $1,937,130, an in crease of $57,470 over last year’s figure, it is announced by Allen County Auditor Russell L. Hire. Richland township’s duplicate also showed an increase, up $26,630 to $2,082,580. Beaverdam’s tax will plicate at $250,790, an $15,340. be on a du increase of estate tax Allen county’s real duplicate was set at a mark of $82, 119,300, a boost of $2,040,410 over the 1947 to*al. Municipal duplicates total $54,981,190, and the township duplicates amount to $27,138,110. Figures listed include valuations on both land and buildings, the audi tor’s office announced. Nearly 37 per cent of the real property valua tion increase is in the city of Lima. John Bauman Wins Peace Declamation John Bauman, Bluffton High school junior representing the First Men nonite church, w’on a Prince of Peace Declamation contest held last Sunday night in the Methodist church here. Winner of the event received a bronze medal and the right to repre sent the village in the Allen county contest later this fall. The contest is sponsored by the Ohio Council of Churches. contestants were Samuel Other Buhler, Miriam Bixe'l, Janette Fin ton and Susanna Kempf. HEALTH EXAMINATIONS Bluffton high school pupils will be given health examinations by local physicians on Thursday, Nov. 18. Bluffton’s winter recreation pro gram will get under way next week, with initial sessions in the Bluffton High school gymnasium Monday evening and the college gymnasium Tuesday evening. Interested men are urgd to be in the high school gymnasium at 7 p. m. to organize a winter basketball league. All registering will pay a $1 charge to cover the cost of equip ment. A program will be arranged for each Monday night during the winter. The Tuesday night program is for men’s volleyball and basketball from 7 to 8:30 p. m. and women’s play from 8:30 until 10 p. m. A Saturday morning program for grade school pupils also is being ar ranged, with sessions in the gym nasium from 9 to 11 a. m. Because of limited facilities, attendance will be limited to fourth, fifth and sixth grades. will be groups days. There’s no occasion to be puzzled next Saturday aternooa when you see bevies of Bluffton college coeds chasing men students across the campus in foot races that the more fleeM’ooted men may not try too hafvj to wia. The afternoon’s fun merely will represent coedk^ attempts to line up their dates for a Saturday night pa rty, ance of Sadie Hawkins’ Day on campus. Winter Recreation Program To Get Under Way Here Next Week Saturday morning program for boys and girls, with the meeting on alternate Satur- The Richard Q. Lowry, Bluffton High school coach, will be in charge of the Monday night and Saturday morning programs. climaxing the annual observ the After a women nabs a man in he is hers for the rest of and a “Marryin’ Sam” day, and a Marryin Sam will provide a license duly attesting to her rights of possession. The license also will serve as proper credentials of admission to the all-campus party in the evening. During the day, the rules of the game also provide that a coed may compel her capture to be chained to a log, a bucket of cement or any other heavy object to prevent his getting away. Sadie Hawkins Day was originat ed about 10 years ago in the comic strip, “Little Abner,4’ and since then it has become a traditional observ ance on nearly every college campus. ago ir In the comics, Mayor Hawkins, of Dogpatch, was unable to find a husband for his ugly daughter. As a result he proclaimed Sadie Hawkins Day, which consisted of a race in which unmarried girls gave single males a head start. He who was caught “had to marry the gal.” Ross Wilkins Rites To Be On Thursday Daniel Ross Wilkins, 75, died sud denly of a heart attack at 8:30 a. m. Tuesday at the home of Miss Mollie Niswander, south of Bluffton, had been in ill health months. He the past six Union town of Absolom Born Oct. 6, 1873, in ship, he was the son and Lavina Perigo Wilkins. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Bert Williams, Mt. Cory and Mrs. O. O. Hartman, Findlay a brother, Ira Wilkins, Rawson, and a half brother, John Wilkins, Bluffton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday in the Basinger Funeral home. Rev. V. C. Opper mann, pastor of the St. John’s Re formed church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Clymer cemetery. The body will be at the Basinger funeral home until time for the service. School Of Religion To Close Thursday religion, spon Ministerial as closing session Bluffton’s school of sored by the Bluffton sociation will hold its at the high school Thursday night at 7:30 o’clock. As a special feature, Prof. Paul Shelly will show a sound film "The Synagogue and Passover” and also a film on the life of Christ. Rev. Paul Whitmer will lead devo tions and Charles Emans will teach the class in stewardship. Births following births at Bluffton The hospital: Mr. son, a Mr. Mrs. Bill Peterson, Raw Michael Lynn, Thursday. Mrs. Omer Welty, Bluff Cheryle Marchele, Thurs- and boy, and girl ton, a day. Mr. La Fayette, a girl, Betty Louise, Fri day. and Mrs. George Clapper Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Diller, Bluff ton, a boy Jon Nelson, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. John Moore, Bluff ton, a girl, Deborah Lynne, Tuesday Lieut, and Mrs. Robert Bayless, a boy, Robert Vance, born October 4 at the Cam Lejeune, North Caro lina, hospital. Lieut. Bayless is a son of Mrs. Martha Diller Bayless, formerly of Bluffton. Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Lautsbaugh, Mansfield, a girl born at Mansfield hospital, Saturday. Mrs. Lautsbaugh was Ruth Ryan, formerly of Bluff ton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ryan of Ada. THE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, NOV. 11 TOWN OBSERVES ARMISTICE DAY HERE THURSDAY Mayor Glathart of Findlay to Speak at Exercises in High School Blast of Whistle at 11 A. M. to Mark Pause No Delivery Bluffton Mail establish be closed from 11 a. m. Thursday /or a one-hour of Armistice Day, high a community program in ments will until noon observance lighted by the high school auditorium. the the Speaker at the public meeting the school building will be Ma Clifford Glathart, of Findlay. Special music for the Armisi Daj7 program will be provided the uniformed Bluffton High set band. The meeting is sponsored the Bluffton American Legion posi in by Marking the start of Armistice the Day observance, the deep-throated I boundaries of their land. whistle^ at the municipal light plant T-, crx I TAMES Glenn Owens, Bluffton and a brothe Claribel Owens and Mr Oates, both of this place, this country for Venezuela will work under spdnsoysh Rockefeller foundation in introducing Burns Fatal To Mrs, at her home seven weeks ago. 8, of Bluffton. the memory of those who gave theirl they have shied away from granting lives in battles for theii country. I permission to strangers and those in Legion officials this week urged I experienced in the use of firearms. residents of the community to attend I the gathering in the auditorium. Pheasants a In observance of the day as a holi-l plentiful this day, the Citizen’s National bank and| in the fall of the Bluffton post office will ed thruout the day. ForiTier Bluff ton I Man On Mission I All Rooming Accommodations Town Sold Out For Opening Day In Plenty Ave Indicating that a big influx of hunters will make the Bluffton dis trict their center of operations, all hotel and tourist home accommoda tions are reserved for Sunday and I Monday, and rooms in private homes are at handle the anticipated crowds. I nailing nee of e their will Jf ’own at tl a. m., signalling I readily give consent to friends hunt" rhe ■etfKfnnairy pause in reverence of than a decade. I To South AmericalX'Z^^hX*1''6 American methods of extension serv-1 ice to farmers of that nation. In addition to setting up a pro gram of extension service- methods, Owens will establish a farm credit service similar to our Farm Security program. next Monday will continue Thanksgiving will be from ative of of Miss Sarah I Jackson Center and Mechanicsburg I wjg and Miss Alice Ludwig of Bluff High schools in Ohio. I I I Mrs. Sarah A. Badertscher, 81, resident of Poplar street for the last 44 years, died last Thursday night in Bluffton where she had been a patient after, being seriously burned in a mishap Community hospital Mrs. Badertscher was admitted to I _____ the hospital after suffering burns! proceeds from the election day sale when her clothing caught fire while I jn a drjve for the benefit of she was burning rubbish in her gard-1 Bluffton Community hospital netted en. Her death was attributed to I $257, it was reported this week. The complications resulting from the I (ag day "burns- hospital Funeral services were held Sun-1 day afternoon in St. John’s Reformed church, with Rev. V. C. Oppermann, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove cemetery. Mrs. Badertscher was born in Richland on June tscher. in 1946. township, and was married 1898, to Peter Batter He preceded her in death Survivors sionary circle of the church. Solicit Grain For Overseas Relief Donations from this ar taken to Lima where a loaded the last x»f th’, shipment to Europe. Big Influx Of Hunters To Come Here Monday For Another Pheasant Season of Hunters And Rela Scarcity of Game Pre dicted Again This Year Last year’s poor hunting is ex pected to have little effect on the en thusiasm of an army of nimrods who will take to the field at 9 a. m. next Monday for the opening of the 1948 pheasant and rabbit season. a premium in attempting to With every prospect of a flood of hunters taking to the field on the opening day of the season, more farmers than ever before are post ing “No Hunting” signs around the Although the majority of farmers I ing on their land in recent years Tha e said to be more 'ear than they were 1947 when this dis orest season in more More Birds han Year Ago However, birds still are not as plentiful as they were eight or nine years ago and the sup- ply Will not nearly approach normal. The pheasant season will be three daily bag limit ber in pos the I firgtpermitted day He was accompanied by his wife who is a home demonstration agent. Before accepting the position with I Frank Ludwig, 74, native of Union the Rockefeller foundation, Owens I township, Hancock county, died in had been in New York State soil I Temple hospital in Los Angeles, conservation work for 10 years. Pri-1 Tuesday night after a ten days’ ill or to that time he had been an in-1 ness following a stroke. structor in vocational agriculture at Opening morning, open season through November 25, day. Rabbit season pheasants will be the well as the num sion after the Daily bag limit for rab Two cock bits will be four. Hunting will be permitted only be tween the hours of 9 a. m. and 4 p. m. Union Tup. Native Dies In California He was a brother of Elmer Lud- ton anfj Mrs. Clara Steiner and Miss Anna Ludwig of Lima and visited here frequently. Born August 18, 1874 in Union Sarah Badertscher]1™™'"’' hiul “ved in L°s An geles for the past 25 years. Funeral services and burial will be in that city. His wife, Twila Lewis Ludwig and daughter Twila Maxine died several years ago. \Commumty Hospital Tag Day Nets $257 sale was conducted by the auxiliary. who are greedy of praise Those prove that they are poor in merit. include a son, Ralph I Bluffton High school and Bluffton Badertscher five grandchildren and|college football squad members will a sister, Mrs. John A. Anderson, all be gUests of the community at a grid be held Tuesday in the high school I award Mrs. Badertscher was a member of|eVpning, Nov. 23, St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed I gvmnagium. church and of the Edith Lahr Mis-1 dinner to I Speaker for the I ,be 1 program will Dame captain in will be based on reminiscences of his experience with one of the nation’s top grid teams. Richland township rural churches I Bluffton Community Recreation com are soliciting donations of grain |mittee are sponsoring the event, all from farmers in the area for thel residents of the community are urged Christian Rural Overseas Program I to lend support in making the dinner sponsoring a European relief pro-1 a success. If there are any proceeds ject. I Frank Batterson of South Main I to the recreation committw for re street, local CROP chairman has an-1 creation purposes. nounced the following solicitors: Al-1 Business places handling the sale bert Augsburger, Reese Huber, Mel I of tickets include Sidney’s Drug shop, Long, Charles Lora, and Wilford|A. Hauenstein Drug store, Patter Gratz. Bible Lecturer DEV. Charles R. Beil, Jr. pastor of the First Baptist church of Madison, Wisconsin who will deliver the annual Bluffton college Bible lectures here next week. Program ap pears on Page 2. Editor’s Note—This of a series of articles to in ths Bluffton News with early Ohio history, will appear issues. of life that prs had not gotten 1 a 1 /"i 11 /'y 1 o 1 High School And College Grid Squads 117*11 TT n A I Will Be Feted At Community Banquet impressive evening Paul Lillis, Notre 1939, whose talk Although the Lions club and the in excess of cost, the money will go I son’s Barber shop, Risser Sandwich a will be I shop, Swank Barber shop, Walter will be I mire store, Charles Steiner and Nor ionth for man Edinger. Members of the Lions also are selling tickets. club w one appear dealing Others In 1820 James Rogers got ague. He went ■through all stages until finally he was in to stay. Lucy prayed—a tried more to doctor her|| three unofficial. and there little—but husband, ment. (Continued on page 8) Organ Recital At 4 out on Ann Arbor Sunday\is sa Show Pictures Of Trip To Hawaii the annual and farewell Presbyterian Bigelow and night. The Bluffton couple made the trip by plane to visit their son Wade Lape, an officer in the naval air force stationed at that time in Hawaii. Buy Radio For III Classmate Bluffton high school juniors raising funds to buy7 a radio George Grismore, a classmate, with polio. Grismore has been a tient in Lima Memorial hospital the last two months. A Good Place To Trade of new pl stored at operated owned by in forthcoming When Lucy Rogers K Prayed Lucy Rogers believed in prayer. Never, she often related, had there been a predicament in her 19-years yer, sincerely offered, her out of. But that I Smith in a hearing in the 1 moved to Crawford I County Probate court, Monday County, Ohio. The Rogers family log cabin near Bug Lucy, James, her husband, and their months, damage from which was esti baby in arms. Low wilderness then,I mated at upwards of $300. the country was a tangled under-l Judge Smith admonished the youths growth of malaria, chills and fever.I to behave themselves and ordered Everyone had his “chill time.” Com-I restitution for losses and damage ing at regular hours, days apart, thel for which they were responsible, attacks finally narrowed to everyl One or several of the group were other day, then every day and finally! involved in a series of acts of de the fever was on to stay. With nol linquency including theft of $29 from doctor in the backwoods there wasn’tl clothing of members of the Bluffton much to be done about it except thel football squad during the first half simple home remedies, which usually|| of a game played here Friday night, did not work. moved into ■us in 1819 I NUMBER 30 NEW BUILDING TO DOUBLE AIRPORT’S HANGAR CAPACITY Construction of New Hangar Here is Being Finished This Week Addition Will Provide modations at Field 18 Planes Hangar airport is I tion of a of which Ac com For Bluffton the addi- capacity at the being doubled by new hangar, construction will be completed within week, it was announced y Clayton Bixel, owner of Tues the airfield The new7 hangar will be of metal, by 100 present hangar said. quonset-type construction, 40 feet. With its addition to field equipment, there will be space for 18 airplanes, Bixel 180 feet ight planes i Bluffton Fly E the tors for sight-se lerated by proprie- They are used instruction, charter and 10 additional aft of that by the flying service, is out-of-town fliers. Places Five YOUthS On Probation Five Bluffton youths were placed on probation by Judge Raymond P. Allen after after- which in tiut here during the past two October 15, also breaking into and thel stealing refreshments frojn the Har thel mon field concession booth and acts bed| of Halloween vandalism. ity, Sunday afternoon at 4:15 oclock.| an unsuccessful attempt to force it He is the younger son of Mr. andlOpen and rjde |be strong box of its Mrs. Edgar Hauenstein of South I contents. Jackson street. The recital is presented in partially fulfillment of the requirements for|C the degree of Bachelor of Music. He is a graduate of Bluffton col-1 I I I and Mrs. their trip shown at Pictures taken by Mr. E. S. Lape of Bluffton on to Hawaii last year were thankoffering meeting dinner of the Rockport church for Rev. E. N. family last Wednesday I I are for ill P» for Two of the cases w7ere official and The two against case listings were There was no improve-1 whom official 1 placed had sentences deferred. Besides the five, a sixth youth, not I a juvenile, facing a petty larceny [charge in the Lima Municipal court Roger Hauenstein, student in thel The youthg denied cornplicity in University of Michigan school of burglary at Bluffton high school two music will give an organ recital in|weeks ago in which the gafe in the the Hill auditorium at the univers-1 bond. His trial is for Tuesday afternoon, Decem ber 14. office wag badly damaged in I ______ TOWdS Attracted I To Night School ___ lege and later taught public school Parents and others interested in music and studied in the music de-|the work of Bluffton public schools partment of Ohio State university crowded the classrooms Tuesday in Columbus. I "XU njgbt to see the regular schedule of pupil activities in Bluffton’s second annual Night School observance. The evening session of regular classes was sponsored by the Parent Teachers association and was con ducted in connection with observance of American Education week. In the elementary school, various phases of the regular school program were demonstrated for the visitors. Two rgular day periods were con- ducted at the high school. I Members of the student patrol were on duty to guide parents to classes they wished to visit. Librarian Given Absence Leave Miss Ocie Anderson, librarian at Bluffton’s public library has been given leave of absence until the holi days to recuperate from an illness of last summer. She left Thursday for her home in Cameron, West Va. Swiss Male Chorus The Swiss Male Chorus is to hold its rehearsal each Monday evening at 8 o’clock in the Reformed church in Bluffton. A hearty invitation is ex tended to more men of the commun ity who enjoy singing.