THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1949
Democracy** success In providing the greatest
good for the greatest number of people is
clearly demonstrated by the impartial charac
ter of our service to the living. We shall con
tinue to serve as we would be served.
Time to prepare for spring plan
Shade and fruit trees, flowering
shrubs, evergreens, etc., on display.
Bulbs—Gladioli, lilies, cannas, dahl as,
caladiums, etc., to choose from.
Potted gardenias—some ready
bloom. Potted large pansy plai
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THE BLUFFTON NEWS
C. A. BIERY, Editor
Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio,
by th^Bluffton News Publishing and
Subscription rates: Year, $2.50
six months, $1.50 anywhere in U. S.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Bluffton, Ohio,
under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson McBain have
returned from a six weeks’ trip to
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lauby have
returned from a winter vacation trip
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Fett and Mr.
and Mrs. Richard Stettler are on a
winter vacation trip to California.
Mr. and Mrs. James Victory and
sons of Belmore visited Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Miller of Geiger street, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hilty and
family were Sunday dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Adams of Mt.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gossman of
Findlay spent Friday evening with
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gossman and
Miss Bessie Arnold.
Miss Ruth Todd of Cincinnati and
Mrs. Bessie Dennison of Findlay
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Chamberlain
and family will spend the week end
in Chicago attending the Mid-West
Robert Moore of Chicago spent the
weekend with his wife and little
daughter at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stearns.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Keiffer and
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Stettler visited
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J, C. Stettler of Ada.
Buy vegetable seeds of varieties
that are frost resistant and also
produce best with good canning
qualities. Herr’s Flowers & Seeds, tf
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hochstettler of
Findlay formerly of Bluffton, and
their son Art Hochstettler and wife
are spending several
Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Mrs. H. G. Murray and
ray attended funeral
Otis Bassett in Beaverdam last Wed
The Minerva Beauty Shop will be
closed March 5, 7 and 8 while we
are attending the Mid-West Beauty
convention at Chicago.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS,
M. M. Mur
Mrs. E. C. Ludwig and Mrs. Clay
ton Harkness were in Fostoria, Mon
day to attend funeral services of the
former’s brother-in-law, Perry Don
Mr. & Mrs.
of the Board
Miss Dawn Stonehill
of Public Affairs office
from a two weeks visit with her
sister, Mrs. J. W. Harper at the lat
ter’s winter home in Ft. Lauderdale,
Calvin Leiber who was injured in
an automobile accident recently is
improving at his home. Callers last
Friday included Mrs. Calvin Althaus,
Mrs. Herbert Basinger and Mrs. Orlo
Stettler of Lima and Mr. and Mrs.
Calvin Stettler of this place.
Harry Hochstettler of Mansfield
spent the week end with his mother
Mrs. Chris. Basinger of Pandora and
his sister, Mrs. J. C. Deppler of
Bentley road. Mr.
was injured in an
sion recently has
Mr. and Mrs.
daughter Ilene and
overnight guests Saturday of Mr.
and Mrs. Gideon Steiner. They
stopped here enroute to their home
after visiting in Florida.
Diller ambulance removals—Mrs.
M. Stahl and infant son from Bluff
ton hospital to their home north of
Gilboa Mrs. Gideon Burkholder
from East College avenue to the
Calvin Steiner residence on Poplar
street Ed Williams and Miss Kath
leen Maupin both
of Richmond, Ind.,
to Bluffton hos-
of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Wenger left
Monday morning for Texas with her
cousin, 1st Lt. M. C. Clair Basinger
and family of San Antonio. She
will spend several weeks in Houston
with her brother Harold Wenger and
wife and also visit her other brother,
Don Wenger and
family in Mission
Garnett Foltz and
Mr. and Mrs.
son Tommy* and
stein were Thursday’
guests at the home of
Albert Gossman and
Arnold. The occasion
of birthday anniversaries of Mrs.
Foltz and Mrs. Gossman. Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Gossman and son Robert
of Ada were evening callers.
Mr. and Mrs.
was in honor
Basinger ambulance removals—
Mrs. Rell Potee from her home on
Mound street to Lima St. Rita’s hos
pital Mrs. Alice Lantz from the
R. A. Lantz residence to Bluffton
hospital Edw. Williams from Bluff
ton hospital to his home
mond, Ind. Mike Bemius
residence on Bentley road
ton hospital and return.
Experts will discuss infertility and
sterility in dairy cattle at Ohio State
University during Farm and Home
Week, March 22-25.
Jitsu Tau Club
Meeting at the home of Mrs. Ross
Irwin this Wednesday night at 8
Meets with Mrs. Christine Harris
Thursday night at 7:30 o’clock.
Alice Freeman Club
Guest tea in the Mosiman room
of the Bluffton college library’, this
Wednesday night. Hostesses are
Mrs. Earl Lehman, Mrs. H. D. Raid
and Mrs. Harry Yoder.
Meeting at the home of Mrs. V. C.
Oppermann, Wednesday afternoon.
Topic: American life after Whitney
and Edison. The program: The
Men, Mrs. A. L. Baumgartner The
Results of their Work, Miss M’Della
Lutheran Women’s Society
Prayer and worship services in
observance of Lent and world week
of prayer will be held at the home
of Mrs. M. M. Kibler, Wednesday
afternoon, March 9 and Mrs. A. L.
Baumgartner, Friday afternoon,
March 11. Meetings are at 2p. m.
Topic: The Way of Peace.
Meeting held at the home of Mrs.
L. L. Ramseyer, Wednesday after
noon with Mrs. H. H. Huser assist
ing. The program: Roll call, current
events Education for the Handicap
ped Child, Bernice Risser Religious
Education, Juanita Swank The Value
of Books in Child Life, Margaret
Child Conservation League
Mrs. Betty Edie will entertain at
her home Thursday night at 8
o’clock. The program: Roll call,
between season housecleaning sug
gestions Children’s Contagious
Diseases, Mrs. Edna Cramer discus
sion led by Mrs. Mary A. Sommers.
Richland Community Circle
Meeting with Mrs. Neva Follas,
Thursday afternoon, March 10. The
program: Roll call, the first thing
you can remember: Out of the Mouth
of Babes Poem—March Weather
Real St. Patrick Play—Bean Seed
and Tomato Plants Solo, Mother
Past presidents will meet at the
home of Mrs. Harry Turner, Friday
night at 8 o’clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Fett enter
tained Sunday afternoon in honor
of the thirteenth birthday annivers
ary of their daughter JoAnn. Games
were enjoyed and the honor guest
received many lovely gifts. Miss
Janet Andrews assisted in serving
a delicious lunch.
Present were: Carol Eckenweiler,
Wilma Zimmerman, Jane Lacock,
Sue Wells, Norma Wagner, Shirley
Hurkburt, Barbara Reichenbach,
Virginia and Margaret Unterbrink,
Marlin Burkholder, Gene Herr, Rob
ert Reigle and Doris Fett.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Ernest and
son of Columbus Grove were evening
Samuel Bixel of South Main street
is local representative of the Monu
mental Sales & Mfg. Co., of St.
Cloud, Minn., it was announced the
first of the week.
At Ada On March 9
Hoosier Cornhuskers, topflight
radio attraction will appear in per
son in a program at the Ada high
school auditorium, Wednesday night,
March 9 at 8 o’clock. The affair is
sponsored by the Ada Eagles lodge.
The Cornhuskers are heard twice
daily over Findlay station WFIN and
are popular thruout this area.
Featured on the show will be Dottye
Lou, the Cornhuskers pride and joy
Grandpap, with the dry wit and
humor Dari Fox, Paulding county
kid and young ladies choice Al
Pettit with his accordion Pete Smith,
the big professor.
Wins Music Contest
Eddie Augsburger, 13, youngest
son of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Augs
burger, of Ft. Wayne, former
Bluffton residents, won a superior
rating in the district music contest
held in Ft. Wayne, Ind.,
Augsburger is a drum
Arthur Norman, of the
College of Music, considered one of
the best drum teachers in the state.
At present Eddie is a member of
four bands, including the “Gospel
Temple Eand” heard on “The Back
Home Hour” broadcast each Sunday
True Tales About Ohio
(Concluded from page 1)
Most of Howells’ nearly 100 books
were on social life—every phase ihat
could be discussed in polite
Many have survived because
literary merits and at least
products of his Ohio days.
His “A Boy’s Town,’
published in 1890,
its locale and is of
“My Year in a
published in 1893 and is of the days
along the Little Miami River, where
his father, after failing
Dayton newspaper, moved
to manufacture paper in
modeled gristmills and
That did not work either.
Leaf Mills,” written in 1913, was on
the same subject.
has Hamilton as
his boyhood days
Log Cabin” was
Other of Howells’ most noteworthy
books were: “The Rise of Silas Lap
ham”, written in
at Lion’s Head,”
the foregoing novels are likely to
1885 “A Hazard of
1890 “A Modern
and “The Landlord
written in 1897. All
During the newspaper part of his
career Howells worked on papers in
Hamilton, Dayton, Columbus, Ashta
bula end Jefferson, all in Ohio. He
was 35 when he broke into the
Eastern field and his magazine work
began after his short political career
ended with the close of the Civil
In his last years Howells lived on
Beacon Street, Boston, writing us
ually about 1,500 words a day. His
work was done in the mornings and
a sitting.’ He died there
those given recognition in
State University’s Hall of
Fame are: Januarius Aloysius Mac
Gahan, war correspondent of the
1870s, whose reporting is credited
with the liberation of Bulgaria
Charles Hammond, editor of the
Cincinnati Gazette 1825 to 1840
Murat Halstead, editor of the Cin
cinnati Commercial, 18G6 to 1890
Howells Charles Phelps Taft, owner
of The Cincinnati Times-Star, 1879
1929 Warren G. Harding, owner of
The Marion Star 1887
Joseph Medill, associated with The
Coshocton Whig 1849 to 1851 and
the Cleveland Leader 1851 to 1855
later Medill was on The Chicago Tri
Whitelaw Reid, correspondent, The
Cleveland Herald, The Cincinnati
Times in 1861 before entering a 30
year stretch in Republican politics
by way of editorial and business
supervision of The New York
Tribune. There are others—the fore
I going are just some of those excell
ent newspaper workers recognized by
the Ohio Journalism Hall of Fame,
Ohio State University.
Back of every weekly, semi-weekly
and daily, large or small, newspapei
in Ohio lurks a tradition or a story
of some newspaperman worthy’ of
incorporation in the state Hall of
Fame. And the tradition locked
within the annals of the small papers
is richer than that which attains
'publicity through its connection with
the larger publications. It just is a
case of the larger apples coming to
the top of the measure. Beneath
them the fruit is richer, more lus
cious and sweeter withal.
nearly half a
There are now
Ohio and many semi-weekly and
small daily papers. On many of
them the publisher or editor is of
long tenure—has done a long stint.
In the old bound files in the news
paper morgue or up in the attic are
jewels of journalism. One day some
inquisitive, researching writer will
dig them out and there will be a
new Hall of Fame—or more names
in the old one.
■MHi BY MMMW
FELIX B. STREYCKMANS
and ELMO SCOTT WATSON
two years (1863-65) 19-year
old Anthony Comstock, as a sol
dier in the Union army, fought to
save the Union. For nearly 50 years
thereafter as permanent secretary
of the New York Society for the
Suppression of Vice, he foug! to
save New York city—and the v hole
country, for that
forces of evil.
zeal had queer
was the case of
the famous pic
Morn.” A New
York art dealer
had 2,000 copies
of t*ie picture
which he couldn't
sell. Harry Reich
enbach, a famous
the picture as one
dermine the morals of the youth of
the land and starting court action
to stop its sale. Due to this free ad
vertising thus received, more than
7,000,000 copies were sold at $1 each!
Look in the dictionary and you
will find the virtuous Anthony’s
name preserved there in the word
“comstockery” which is defined as
“zealous prosecution of immorality
in books, papers and pictures,
hence, in a derogatory sense,
(Released by Western Newspaper Union.)
our new spring patterns
J. M. Ge
which would un
I rosser & Prosser.
Shoes repaired. Bringf them in and
have Shirley Nonnamaker fix them
for you. All work guafranteed. Mur
ray Upholstering shop, Thurman St
Furniture repairing and upholster
ing of all kinds. Make your old
furnishings look like new at a worth
$50.00 is th
an 1856 U. S. I
for 1877, 1909-S Indian cents $2.00
for 1871, 1872 Indian tents. $5.00 for
1909Svdb and $1.00 for 1914-D Lin
coln cents. $3.00 for 1885 and $1.00
for 1886 Liberty nickels. Coins must
be in nice condition. Top 1948 prices
paid for all U. S. coins wanted.
Robert Benroth, 612 S. Main Street,
Phone 342-Y. tf
Jl St., Bluffton phone.
price I will pay for
Frying Eagle cent. $5.00
For sale—Yellow’ popcorn 11c per
lb. shelled. Wayne Badertscher, IMs
miles north of Beaverdam. Bluffton
phone 597-Y. 47
say users of Fina Foam
ing rugs. Sidney’s Drug Shop.
anything like it,”
Notice—See me for your painting
and wallpapering. Bluffton phone
Wanted—Elderly woman for light
housework and care of small child
in exchange for board and room and
small w’ages. Phone 633-R or 633-T.
For sale—Fireplace and stove w’ood
by the cord, size 2'X4’X8' or 15"
X4'X8". Mt. Cory phone 2-40 or see
Clair Reiter, Mt. Cory. Will deliver.
Wanted—Empty’ beer bottles 2c
each. Pine restaurant.
For sale—9 acres 3 miles
and west of Bluffton, 7 room
basement, bath, bam, poultry
fine home a real buy $7,500.
liam H. Jones, broker, Col. Grove
phone 70 L. J. Henderson, associate,
Col. Grove phone 20$. 47
watch with arm band,
at Bluffton News office. Reward.
Will care for children in my home.
Prefer children whose mothers work.
Mrs. Lawrence Rodabaugh, Rt.
and county line. Phone 591-R.
For sale—Several tons of first
second cutting of alfalfa hay
baled. Kenneth Chidester.
More than 200 samples of ready
i made dresses. You can see them in
your own home by ^calling phone 417-
W or stop at my’ home 124 W. Riley
St. Mrs. Fred Swank.
Wanted—Good used fertilizer grain
drill. C. H. Cole, Rt. 2, Lima. Linra
phone 64758. 49
Wanted—Waitress at Swiss Inn.
Bluffton phone 650-T.
For sale—Child’s high chair, red
upholstered. Mrp. J. C. Deppler,
For sale—Stark fruit trees buy 4
trees and get 2 trees free. Guaranteed
to grow. L. A. Oberly, salesman,
140 Cherry St.
rent garage near
& Prosser, phone 195-W.
5 year insurance
gabardine spring coat samples, priced
$16.98 to $20.95. Mrs. Fred Swrank,
phone 417-W. V
Wallpaper steamer fop by day
or hour. Make your appointment
now. Vance’s Gulf Service, Main &
Washington Sts., Bluffton, Ohio.
For sale—Fryers, 2’4 to 2M lbs.,
35c per lb.
Dressed 25c per head
ieth Bracy, 269 S. Lawn
-House trailer. Inquire
i street, Bluffton.
-Certified Hawkeye soy
Clinton, Ajax and Ben
Stanley Bixel, 3 miles
-Building 10 by 12 ft.
on crock and jump jack.
also 40 gal
—Nice comb honey also
hels of good little red
and some* nice Clinton
at reasonable prices. E.
*2 mile east of town.
—Pair U. S. Army shoes,
fine condition. Phone
—1947 Nash, excellent
like new inside and out,
I actual miles, one care
air condition heater and
be seen after 5:30 p. m.
hrisch, 5 miles east of
i Route 103.
■ctric stove, new modern
"8. Price is right. Prosser
For sale—Genuine Schwinn built
bicycles at a reduction for an indefi
nite time. Bluffton Bicycle Shop,
N. C. Herr, piop., 139 N. Lawn Ave.,
For sale—Used gas table top
range, reasonable. Phone 443-R.
Mr. and Mr£. Luther Gossman and
daughters Rosaline and Susan of
Findlay were Sunday’ dinner guests
of Mr. and Mfrs. Albert Gossman and
Miss Bessie Arnold of Jackson street.
studio couch with
dinnette set, good
leaf, red leather
Phone 458-R, 334
a package displayed
will be given away
Free! There is
in our window
free to the first lucky person guess
ing the contents. Vance’s Gulf Serv
ice, Main & Washington Sts., Bluff
Lost—Gold identification bracelet
engraved “Peggy.” Call 309-YZ
For sale—-Qelvanized pipe Mt inch,
inch, 1 inch, 1% inch sizes. Clar
ence Shulaw, 6 miles south of
For sale—Modem four room house.
Mrs. H. W. Althaus, phone 453-W.
F. Garretson, broker.
For sale—Modem eight room house
with gas furnace. Garage. Mrs. H.
W. Althaus, phone 453-W. F. Garret
Custom slaughtering of cattle and
hogs w’ith cooler service. Will also
cut and wrap your meat by ap
pointment only. Raymond Moser,
Free—25 standing trees
wood also baled straw
Wm. Garmatter, 2 miles
Bluffton on Dixie.
Alcohol in bulk or sealed cans
also parmanent anti-freeze. Save
with our prices. Prosser & Prosser.
Wanted—Corner cupboard, walnut,
maple or w'ild cherry preferred must
be in good condition. Phone 530-Y.
Bring in your p|ow shares and
lawn mowers early for sharpening.
Dana Mathewson, Bluffton Welding
2 and 3 tons
C. C. Stewart,
Make your wall
cleaning easier by’
Get it at Vance’s Gulf
& Washington Sts.
Charles Joseph Fisher, whose place of resi
dence is care Naval Gun Factory, Building
166, Washington, I). C., is hereby notified
that Georgia Rumay Fisher has filed her pe
tition against him for divorce, restoration to
maiden name and all proper relief, on the
grounds of gross neglect of duty and extreme
cruelty, in case Np. 3S783 in the Court of
Common Pleas of Allen County, Ohio, at
Lima. Ohio. Said cause may be heard and
decided after the expiration of six weeks
from the first publication of this notice.
Georgia Rumay Fisher, Plaintiff
By CLARENCE C. MILLER
504 Citizens Bldg., Lima. Ohio. 52
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.. Brush in.
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Basinger’s Furniture Store
Forty-seven Years of
To see these enduring gems
of the designer’s and sculp
or’s inspired work is to rea
lize their utter suitability to
carry love and memory
through the ages.
The Guardian Memorial Bond is
an everlasting guarantee.
W. A. (Hap) STRATTON
543 S. Main St., Bluffton
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ten it does
it will hap
IT’S A FALL
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Leland Diller, Insurance
113’/i S. Main Street
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