THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1949
Vacation Collaboration Plan In
Effect Here For Sixth Con
Business Places Close And Cur
tail Operations Triplett
Plants Also Close
Continuing a general community
vacation period for the sixth con
secutive year, most Bluffton resi
dents who plan to take time off
from work this summer are on va
cation this week either at home or
out of town.
Success of the Fourth of July
week community vacation week col
laboration procedure, inaugurated
in 1944 during World War II, has
found the plan continuing into the
post-war period just as popular as
To make it a semi-official vacation
week for the town, all operations
of The Triplett Electrical Instru
ment Co. are at a standstill and
quite a few retail business opera
tions also have closed their doors
for the same period.
In many business places which
Industries And Stores Close This
Week In Community Vacation Plan
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
The Real Estate Tax Books for the Last Half-1918
(June 1919 Collection) will close:
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 1949
8 to 4:30 Week pays
8 to 12 Noon Saturdays
BY BOY SCOUT TROOP NO. 56
Saturday, July 9
Have paper bundled and bn curb by noon.
All proceeds will be used to help send the
boys to Camp Shawnee. Please help.
remain open operations are on a
curtailed basis, with many members
of the usual staffs taking their va
cations at this time.
With the holiday falling on Mon
day night, regular meeting of the
municipal council was postponed.
Many of those on vacation left
last Friday or Saturday, to squeeze
a few extra days into their schedule,
and there was another exodus on
Tuesday morning, following Monday
night’s gala rodeo. Quite a few,
however, are spending their vaca
tions at home.
The 7th Burkholder reunion will
be held at Pandora high school, Sun
day, July 17. Dinner at noon.
Bring table service. No invitations
will be sent. Tell others. Pres.,
Alvin Burkholder Sec., Mrs. Wil
The Riesen-Lora family reunion
will be held at Bluffton college camp
us, Sunday, July 31. Basket dinner.
Mrs. Melvin Zimmerly, Sec.
Descendants of Christian Stettler
will hold their 17th annual family
reunion at Ada park, Sunday, July
10. Picnic dinner at 1 p. m.
Metta Huber, secretary
AY W. BARNETT
Allen County Treasurer
OUR FUNERAL HOME car
ries no heavy*, cost of opera
tion and no financial burden
of debt to be paid for by
Us© Travelers Che
Just as convenient
with prompt refund
of loss or theft.
75c per $100.00
The Citizens National Bank
Member Federal Reserve System
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
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 Blwffton, Ohio,
under the Act of March 3. 1879.
Mrs. Hazel Eversole is spending
a few days at Lakeside.
Mrs. Verna Crouse of Lima spent
the week end at the home of her
mother, Mrs. Noah Augsburger.
Miss Marceille Steiner of Colum
bus spent the week end at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin
Steiner of Poplar street.
Miss Jean Ann Steinman will enroll
pupils for private instruction in piano
at her home, 251 S. Lawn Ave. Phone
462- W. 11
Miss Mary Nicholas of Knoxville,
Tenn., is spending the week with
Mrs. N. W. Cunningham of South
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Berry and
son Jimmy had as their guest her
brother, Lt. Harold Lombard of
Mrs. Sam Locher of South Jackson
street returned Thursday from a six
weeks visit with her daughter Mrs.
Harvey Hoskins and family of near
Mrs. Alta Garau had as guests
on the Fourth of July, Mr. and Mrs.
Wilbur Hinkle of McComb and Mr.
and Mrs. Elmer Hinkle of Marion.
Mrs. Susan Galloway and daugh
ter Eva Ann have returned from a
week’s visit at the home of Mrs.
Mary Wright of near Cairo.
Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Kauffman and
Fred Hilty of Chicago are guests at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. L.
Baumgartner of South Main street.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Augsburger
and son Craig of Ashtabula are
visiting this week with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Augsburger.
Pleasant Hill W. S. C. S. will hold
an ice cream social at the community
school house on Bentley road, July
See us for ice cream for socials
fresh made daily, special prices by
the gallon, any quantity. Hankish
Mrs. Naomi Steiner and family en
tertained as their guests the past
week: Mrs. Ruth Ward of Athens,
Mrs. Faith Stodard and children and
Miss Esther Shackelford of Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Caris of
Cleveland spent the first of the week
at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Triplett of South Main
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Stettler are
spending the week with Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Cox and family at Geneva
on Lake Erie and Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore Stettler and sons of Cleve
LaVerne Morrison of Columbus
and Mrs. Wayne Deppler and daugh
ter Diane of Findlay were week end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Deppler
of South Main street.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Steiner of
California visited the past week at
the home of his brother, Mr. and
Mrs. Calvin Steiner of Poplar street
and other relatives and friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. Orden Smucker and
family of East Lansing, Mich., spent
the week end here with their
parents, Mrs. B. D. Smucker and
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Klay of Lawn
Mr. and Mrs. Ward Boutwell and
daughter Nancy returned to their
home in Indianapolis, Saturday
after spending two weeks with Miss
Leia Frick of Cherry street and
George Frick and family of Mound
C. A. Stauffer and Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Diller of South Main street
will leave this week on a month’s
motor trip to Salem, Oregon where
they will visit at the home of Mr.
Stauffer’s daughter, Mrs. Kathleen
Basinger ambulance removals—
Mrs. Chas. Hartman and infant
daughter from Bluffton hospital to
the home of her mother, Mrs. Stella
Core of North Main street Mrs.
A. J. B. Longsdorf from Bluffton
hospital to her residence on South
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Baumgartner
of South Mam street have returned
from an eastern trip visiting Mr.
and Mrs. M. W. Baumgartner in
North Wales,. Pa., Mr. and Mrs.
Neil Baumgartner and family in
Elizabeth, N. J. and also in New
Fred Fritchie and daughter Sharon
are visiting at the home of the
former’s son Fred Fritchie, Jr., in
Hagerstown, Md. They left Friday
night, accompanying Byron Fritchie
and Jesse Manges who are spending
the week on a motor trip to New
York city and other eastern points.
The Builders class of the Metno
dist church will sponsor an ice
cream social on the church lawn,
Saturday,- July 16, starting at 5:30.
There will be plenty of chicken
sandwiches, pie, cake, ice cream,
coffee and pop. Plan to come and
enjoy the evening with us. The
Rawson band of which Myron Moyer
is a member will again give a con
National Farm Safety Week be
gins July 24, but the time to prevent
accidents is now.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON. OHIO
Ladies Aid and Missionary societies
will meet at the church Friday after
noon at 2 o’clock.
Busy Bee 4-H Club
Meeting next Tuesday afternoon at
2 o’clock in the high school G. R.
Gertrude Hoy Circle
Meeting at the St. John’s Reformed
church next Monday night at 8
o’clock. Mrs. Lucille Frantz will be
the leader. All women invited.
Richland Community Circle
Meeting at the home of Mrs.1
Fannie Gratz, Thursday afternoon,
July 14 at 2 o’clock. The program:
Devotionals, Roll call, important July
dates My Contribution, Contest.
Orange Twp. Farm Woman’s Club
Meeting at the home of Mrs. Clara
Long Thursday afternoon. The pro
Devotionals, Mrs. Levada Bixel
Roll call, a place I should like to
visit Farm Women Hit the Road,
Marguerite Neff Our Flag, Nellie
Hiestand July Outdoor Gardening
Guide, Nora Miller F-jod Freezing,
Cathryn Van Meter.
Pleasant View Harmony Circle
Meeting was held in the home of
Mrs. Dwight Frantz. The program:
Leader, Mrs. Clarence Whisler music,
Mrs. Ray Harris Devotionals, Mrs.
Guy Stewart solo, Mrs. Kenneth
Keller “Charlie Soong”, Mrs. John
W. Harris Motives for Christian
Missions, Mrs. Donald Harris Young
Peoples Work In Japan, Mrs.
Howard Habegger In the Philippines,
Mrs. Earl Frantz In Europe, Mrs.
Waldo Hanna In Kentucky, Mrs.
Cecil Clymer In Puerto Rico, Mrs.
Myron Matter In Africa, Mrs. Levi
Mrs. Leland Frantz gave an ac
count of the flight of Ralph Sommer,
Pandora missionary from China re
cently Poem “Who is the Patriot”,
Mrs. Oren Doty Suffering from War,
Mrs. Ray Harris God’s Judgment,
Mrs. Herbert Rupright A Young
Missionary from China, Mrs. Lantz
Wynkoop Prayer of Gratitude, Mrs.
Dwight Frantz Recitation “Only a
Newsboy”, Mrs. Wm. Habegger.
Mrs. Harry Zachman of Findlay,
guest speaker, described current con
ditions in China and showed curios
brought from that country by her
son-in-law and daughter, Rev. and
Mrs. Geo. Theuer, returned mis
The next meeting will be at the
home of Mrs. Kenneth Keller in
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Younkman of
Lafayette announce the engagement
and approaching marriage of their
granddaughter, Miss Roberta Younk
man to Virgil C. Perrell, Jr., of
Cleveland. The bride-elect is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale
Younkman, for the past four years
teacher in the Ft. Recovery schools.
Mr. Perrell will be graduated in
August from Bowling Green State
university. The wedding is planned
for late August.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Steiner announce
the engagement of their daughter
Lois Jean to Ervin Frank Regehr, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Regehr of
South Gate, Calif.
Olive Branch Society
The Ladies Aid society will meet
Wednesday afternoon, July 13 with
Mrs. John Myers.
Wade Mumma of Detroit spent
the week end here with his father
Carl Mumma and Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Rev. Howard Landes and family
of Grove street are spending two
weeks of their vacation with rela
tives in upper New York state.
They will return by way of Canada.
Mr .and Mrs. Kermit Kibele and
daughter Eugenia and Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Geiser visited Sunday with
their mother, Mrs. Clara Geiser, a
patient at the Murray Foundation in
Diller ambulance removals—Mrs.
Paul Wingate and infant daughter
from Bluffton hospital to their home
on North Mound street Mrs. Paul
Klassen from John P. Klassen home,
South Jackson street to Bluffton
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Arnson of Mus
kegon, Mich., were afternoon and
evening guests of Miss Betty Hauen
stein. Mrs. Arnson and Miss Hauen
stein recently participated in a golf
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Sheridan and
family of Cincinnati, former Bluff
ton residents were here Saturday to
attend the wedding of Miss Alice
Joan Buckland and Andrew Goheen
of Cincinnati and spent the week
end with friends.
Mrs. L. C. Hauenstein of near
Bluffton entertained as guests during
the past week Mrs. Alice Stober,
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Brauen, daugh
ters Connie and Julia, Mrs. Emma
Stober, Mrs. Rosa Stonehill and Mr.
and Mrs. Darwin Hauenstein.
14OBERT Lee (Bobbie) Moser,
xv8-year old Bluffton boy who
was instantly killed when he
came in contact with an electric
ally charged radio aerial while
playing at the home of his
grandmother in Berne, Indiana.
Two Slightly Hurt
hi Highway Mismap
Two persons were slightly in
jured last Sunday afternoon in a
misha]) involving automobiles driven
by Clyde Hartman, Bluffton, and
Miss Pauline Rees, Ada elementary
teacher, at an intersection of a Han
cock county road and State Route
69, one mile south of Orange Cen
Mrs. Hartman, 22, was brought
to the Bluffton Community hospital
by the Preston ambulance of Ada
for treatment of forehead lacera
tions, and Miss Eleanor Whitworth,
45, another Ada teacher, suffered a
nose laceration, treated by an Ada
Miss Reese was driving north on
Route 69 and Hartman was travel
ing east on the county road. Both
cars went off the highway and into
a field. Hartman, Miss Reese and
two other teachers in her car were
The Ada teachers were enroute to
Kent to attend a workshop for ele
mentary teachers at Kent State uni
Sigmund Wise, Pioneer
Ottawa Merchant, Dies
Sigmund Wise, 78, founder and
operator of the Wise Clothing and
Shoe Co. in Ottawa for 51 years,
died Monday morning in Lima St.
Rita’s hospital, following a major
operation performed one week earl
ier. Funeral services were held at
his late residence Wednesday after
Mr. Wise, who came to Putnam
county from Germany, was a cousin
of Abe Wise, now of Lima, and the
late Jule and Jack Wise, who at
one time operated a clothing store
Couple Observes 49th
Monday, July 4th, marked the 49th
wedding anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. C. F. Stratton. The occasion
was celebrated with a picnic at the
home of their daughter Mr. and
Mrs. H. E. Augsburger and sons Don
All the children were present.
They were: Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Stratton, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hilty,
son Jerry and daughters Diana Sue
and Joy, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mar
quart, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Stratton,
son Freddie and daughter Donna
Lou, the honored guests Mr. and
Mrs. C. F. Stratton and the host
Of New Home
Construction of a new five-room
dwelling has been started near the
intersection of the Lincoln highway
and Route 69, to replace a building
moved to the Ira Moser farm.
When completed, the new dwell
ing will be occupied by Mr. and
Mrs. Lee Shilling.
The house moved from the site
to the Ira Moser farm is occupied
by Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Moser, who
lost their home in a fire at that
place last winter.
Radio Performers At
Riley Creek Church
Dr. W. P. Wierwille and a special
unit of the Chimes Youth Hour
Caravan radio group will conduct
the evening service at the Riley
Creek Baptist church at 8 p. m.
Dr. ’Wierwille, who is conductor
and director of the Youth Caravan,
will deliver the message at the serv
ice. He is widely known as a youth
leader, author and radio pastor.
Appearing with him on the pro
gram will be Lois Atkinson and her
singing violin Ernie Atkinson, ten
or soloist and Rhoda Becker, con
CARD OF THANKS
I wish to thank everyone who
remembered me while I was a
patient in the hospital. Their
thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.
Mrs. Harry Moore
For sale—2!2 to 3 lbs., fryers, 25c
perl b. No dressing. Kenneth Bracy,
269 S. Lawn Ave. Phone 395-T.
Have your tear porcelainized at
Vermillion BoA- Shop. 16
Vaughan’s aulk garden seeds.
Basinger Florist! 109 Grove St. tf
Vigoro, the cotnplete plant food, in
5 lb., 10 lb., land 100 lb. bags.
Basinger Florist 109 Grove St. tf
112 rats kill Mi with a can of
Star harmless to animals. John
Fett & Sons ha ‘dware.
Flambeau out xard motors,
the Flambeau ai
tion before buyi ig any motor. 5 H.
P., weighs 35 lb Can be purchased
on time paym mt or layaway if
desired. Slec iter
Holmes, Lima, I).
.1 id get a demonstra-
See me for lemetery monuments
and markers all kinds prices
right. Samuel lixel, 409 S. Main St.
Furniture repairing and upholster
ing of all kinds. Make your old
furnishings looM like new at a worth
while saving. Estimates without
obligation. Murray Upholstering
shop, Thurman St., Bluffton phone.
For better health and greater
comfort, Spencer designers will cre
ate a support to meet your specific
needs. Made of open, airy, mesh
material, if yqu wish. Moderately
priced. Make an appointment with
Mrs. Edith Slater, Ada, Ohio. Phone
White 353. 12
Gardeners: Use Ez-Flo 10Z-3A
Dust for Cucurbits, Tomatoes, Pota
toes and other D. D. T. Sensative
crops. Velvetgeren, 5-10-5 plant
food, for all growing crops, be it
vegetable, flower, fruit, shrubs and
ornamental trees in 5, 10, 25 and
100 lb. bags. Cow and Sheep Ma
nure Bone Meal Peat Moss Fumo
gen an animal repellant Special
Rose Food 5% and 50% D. D. T.
Use Adco, for Compost, an organic
plant food, which turns clippings and
waste into wealth. Herr’s Flowers &
Shoes repaired. Bring them in and
have Shirley Nonnamaker fix them
for you. All work guaranteed. Mur
ray Upholstering shop, Thurman St.
For sale—Porch glider in good
condition. Mrs. Fred Getties, S.
See the new sponge mops $1.95
and plastic brooms $1.65 colored
clothespins 2 dozen 29c. Ellenberger
For sale—Six acres second cutting
alfalfa hay. Evan Sommer, Bluffton
For sale—Red raspberries. Paul
Clark, Grove street.
For sale—Yellow transparent ap
ples bring |our own container.
Chas. Fenton, 1226 S. Lawn Ave.
For sale—F^esh cut gladioli,
variety of colors, very attractive.
Aldine Wiess, 127 Riley St. 15
For sale—Birthday, Get-well and
Everyday cards and some nice sta
tionery, regular $1 value now two
for $1.39. Limited quantity. Juanita
Zimmerly, 127 Riley St.
We repair appliance lamps of all
types. Give us a trial. Ellenberger
New handbook to Mennonite
hymnary now available. Bluffton
College Bookstore, phone 246-Y. 14
For sale—White Leghorn pullets
4*2 months old, vaccinated for fowl
pox and wormed. Bluffton, phone
For sale—42 Internat^hll com
bine, good condition jyjfl equipped
with auxiliary reel. David Niswan
Used Perfection 5-bumer oil stove
$20. Ellenberger Bros.
For rent—Second floor apartment
with private entrance in residential
district, suitable for couple without
children. W. H. Gratz shoe store.
For sale—White Rock fryers, 4
lbs. and over. Harvey Suter, Beav
erdam phone 10270. North of Beav
erdam on Route 24. 13
For rent—Bysines room centrally
located. Charles Hankish.
Lost—You c$n lose all of those
Callouses once you try C-W-C.
Sidney’s Drug Shop.
For sale—60 (New Hampshire Red
pullets 14 weeks old. Galen Lugi
bihl, 2 milei east of Pandora.
Pandora phone 12-B.
One new 5-bkrner oil stove at a
bargain. Ellenberger Bros.
For sale—Modern nine-room home
two car garage, good location. Mrs.
H. W. Althaus,' phone 453-W. F.
Celina twin laundry tubs $12.95.
For sale—Used 9 by 12 brown
rug and pad $10 play pen $4.
Woodrow Little, *716 S. Main St.
For sale—Used tennis rackets $1
to $4 new rackets $10 value for
only $4.50. Teniis balls $1.50 can.
Little Tennis Sh(|p, 716 S. Main St.
Only 2 Mercdry child’s wagons
left $11.95 each. Ellenberger Bros.
For sale—2 panel interior door
2 ft. 8 in. by 6 ft. 8 in., like new,
natural finish, has not been used.
Framing, trim and hardware includ
ed very reasonable. Woodrow Little,
716 S. Main St.
For sale—Four acres of mixed
hay 3 miles east of Bluffton. Bert
Bowyer, phone 598-T.
KNOW WHAT? Amatuers get
professional results cleaning auto
upholstery with Fina Foam. Sidney’s
Electric fans $4.95 and up. Ellen
Used electric kweepers $15. El
lenberger Bros. I
Wanted—To dd simonizing $7.b0
per car. Malcolm Basinger, phone
The Builders class of the Metho
dist church will sponsor an rce
cream social ori the church lawn,
Saturday, July 16, starting at 5:30.
There will be/ plenty of chicken
sandwiches, pi|, cake, ice cream,
coffee and pm plan to come and
enjoy the evening with us. The
Rawson band of which Myron Moyer
is a member tvill again give a con
I or sale/—Modem eight-room
house located near business section.
Mrs. H. W./Althaus, phone 453-W.
F. Garretsoy, broker.
all Bluff/on phone 625-R for an
immediate answer to your cleaning
Wanted—-Used 24-inch junior size
girl’s bicycle. Wm. Warren, 7’i
miles south of Rawson. Jenera
For rent—House in good condition
5 miles fijom Bluffton. Address: Box
For sale—200 AAA New Hamp
shire Red pullets also 150 AAA
White Rock pullets, all March hatch
ed. Jorg Hatchery.
The Amstutz Cannery will operate
Tuesday and I riday of each week
until further notice.
Wanted—To borrow old photo
graphs of early Bluffton to copy for
Allen County Historical Society.
Your originals returned with dupli
cates. Eugene Benroth.
Wanted—Women for part time
work grading eggs apply in per
son. Amstutz hatchery, Harmon
For sale—Orders taken now for
transparent apples and several other
varieties for canning and sauce also
orders for sweet pears for canning
and spicing and some currants.
Reasonably priced. E. P. Steiner,
mile east of town.
For sale or trade—New 6 room
house only 3 years old and 2%
acres of ground. House has full
basement and new furnace garage
on premises, one mile east of Bluff
ton. Lester Young, 1 mile east of
Wanted—Girls want light house
keeping work and care of children.
Call Pandora phone 33-D.
Monthly collection of rubbish and
trash will start Thursday noon.
Have everything in containers and
placed where it may be loaded eas
ily on the truck.
A. R. Raker, Mayor
I SAVE A LOT-TAKE
IT FROM ME —BV
BURNING COAL OF
And YOU’LL save a lot by
ordering our quality coal now,
while our summer prices offer
GREAT SAVINGS! Phone us
STOWS STOVES- t/UTCO/M?OLS
N9MAINST.O* A.C.A.Y. RY.
OFFICE 265-Y •-HOME 354 W
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laxation you enjoy in your
favorite:chair can be rude
ly interrupted by fire, or
explosion, or some other
peril. In you haven’t suf
ficient insurance, it will
not be. I comfortable for
you to pay the loss out of
Ask this Hartford agen
cy for adequate insurance
Leland Diller, Insurance
113J4 S. Main Street
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