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A Good Place to Trade VOLUME LXXIV Windows of Myrel Gossard’s Place North of Bluffton Are Smashed Truck Overturns in Crash: Damage in Accident Esti mated at $1,200 A Lima Packing Co. meat delivery truck made its regular stop at the Myrel Gossard general store, one mile north of Bluffton on the Dixie highway, in spectacular fashion at 6:30 a. m. Monday morning by crashing into the front of the build ing and causing aggregate damages estimated at $1,200. Skidding into the store porch, the truck overturned, breaking a large plate glass window and demolishing the door at the front entrance. Damages to the truck were estimated at $700, and repair of the store will cost about $500. Richard W. Schulz, the driver, ot Lima, said that brakes of the truck locked as he attempted to make the stop, causing the vehicle to skid into the building. He had to break the glass in a jammed door on the overturned truck in order to get out of the wreckage. The truck was making a regular stop at the store to make a meat delivery. No one was on duty at the establishment, for the store had not yet opened for the day’s business at the time the mishap occurred. Escapes From Wreckage After escaping from the cab of the truck, Schulz came into Bluffton to telephone for another vehicle to nick up his cargo. Driver of a Plezol bread truck who came along 35 minutes later, awakened Gossard, who lives nearby, to notify him of the crash. Meat, oysters and other food were scattered around the wrecked truck. Later in the morning when the truck was righted and taken away by a wrecker, the Bluffton fire de partment was called to stand by ar the scene. Gasoline from th ewreck ed truck had soaked into the ground, and th'' fire truck was summoned to be on hand in case of fire. Services of the firemen were not needed. An investigation of the accident was made by the state highway patrol. Crash Victims Still In Findlay Hospital Four Wayne county residents in jured a week ago in an auto-truck collision are still in Findlay hospital where they will remain for an in definite time. They are Mrs. Zelda Hoover, 48, of Rittman, mother of Mrs. Morris Triplett of Bluffton Mrs. Pearl Clippinger, 55, and Ora Lance, 35, both of Rittman, aunt and uncle of Mrs. Triplett and Elmer Smith, 31, of Doylestown. They were injured when their auto was involved in a collision with a pickup truck driven by Lawrence Haley of Rawson. The Wayne coun ty party was enroute here for a day’s hunting and visit at the Trip lett home. A fifth member of the group, Lloyd Hoover, father of Mrs. Triplett was not hurt. Lance, whose condition is the most serious, has undergone several oper ations for internal injuries. Smith is suffering from complicatons and possible internal injuries. Mrs. Clip pinger, who sustained leg fractures is reported in satisfactory condition and Mrs. Hoover with fractured pelvis and other injuries will prob ably be removed next month to a hospital nearer her home. Chalk Talk At Youth For Christ Meeting Rev. Ken Cumings, representative for Youth For Christ International in the Great Lakes Region, will be the speaker at a Bluffton-Pandora Youth For Christ rally at 8 p. m. this Saturday in the Pandora High school auditorium. Rev. Cumings will report on in ternational activities of the Youth For Christ movement. Activity of the organization now is under way inu.46 different countries. In addition to speaking, Rev. Cum ings will sing a program of the old gospel songs. As an added feature, Wanda Cumings, chalk artist, will give a religious chalk talk. Colored lighting and black lighting also will be used in the art portion of the program. Arrangements for the program were made under the direction of Karl Gierman, local Youth For Christ director. Delivery Truck Wrecks GflRfl ,N EEDERAL VIJ Iiuun iiivvno pR|S0N Wj|1 Front of Country Store Bluffton Couple Wed 63 Years On Friday Mr. and Mrs. Peter Geiger, living south of Bluffton on the Dixie highway will observe their 63rd wedding anniversary, Fri day. The couple were married at the home of Mr. and Mr® John Moser near Dalton, Wayne county, parents of Mrs. Geiger. Rev. Christian Sommer, pioneer Mennonite pastor at that place officiated. They have the three children living—a daughter, Miss Martha Geiger at home and two sons Allen of Orrville and Harry of Lima. QUIET OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING IN PROSPECT HERE Union Thanksgiving Service At St. John’s Reformed Church Thursday Morning Traditional Family Dinner Will Be Highlight of Holiday For Most Families With interest focused on the traditional family dinner at noon, Bluffton’s obgervance of Thanksgiv ing this Thursday will be a quiet one, in keeping with the age-revered custom of family gatherings amid a general cessation of business and industrial activity. Public observance of the holiday will be centered in a union Thanks giving church service at 9:30 a. m. in the St. John’s Reformed church, under auspices of the Bluffton Ministerial association. Speaker at the Thanksgiving serv ice will be Rev. Merrill Boggs, pastor of the Bluffton Church of Christ. Special musical features al so will be presented. Offei ing at the morning service will be sent to the Christian Rural ersu is Program (CROP), which ollcels whole grain crops in this country and transports them to needy’ areas throughout the world for processing and distribution. Last year’s offering, $63.25 was also sent to CROP. Business Suspended Bluffton business establishments and industries will suspend opera tions for the holiday, and there will be no mail delivery on town or rural routes. Windows at the post office also will be closed, but outgoing mail will be made up and dispatched as usual. Bluffton public schools and Bluff ton college will be closed for a Thanksgiving weekend vacation, beginning with the end of regular classroom schedules on Wednesday. Classes will reconvene next Monday morning. The library will be closed on Thanksgiving day only. Weekend vacations over the Thanksgiving holiday season have been customary in the past for Bluffton grade and high school, but this is the first year the college classes have been dimissed for mote than one day. Bible Conference At Pandora Church A Fall Bible Conference opening next Tuesday at the Pandora St. John Mennonite church will be ad dressed by Rev. H. P. Fast, pastor of the Saron Mennonite church at Orienta, Okla. Services will be held beginning at 7:30 p. m. every night except Sat urday through Thursday, Dec. 4, in the conference. Theme of the series of Bible meetings will be “God’s Plan of Redemption.” Richard Lewis Heads Masonic Lodge Here Richard C. Lewis has been elected new master of Bluffton Masonic lodge, and will be installed at a meeting early in December. Other new Masonic officers in clude Kent Amstutz, senior warden Robert Ewing, junior warden Evan Basinger, treasurer Ralph Stearns, secretary Charles Steiner, senior deacon Carl Marshall, junior dea con Oscar Wenger, tyler, and Ed gar Cook, trustee. paroled, report Violator of Peace-time Draft Law Expected to be Out December 6 Will be Connected with Dairy Co-op Near Detroit is Present Plan Larry Gara, former Bluffton col lege history instructor who is serv ing a sentence in the federal peni tentiary at Milan, Mich., for viola tion of the peace time draft law is expected to be paroled December €. it was learned here this week. Gara was convicted in the Federal District court at Toledo of advising a student to refuse to register for the draft and received an 18 months prison sentence. Prisoners are eligible for parole after serving one-third of their sentence and Gara has served seven months. No Connection With Appeal His parole has no connection with his case which is now before the U. S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati on which no decision has been handed down. Following his release on parole, Gara expects to join his wife here. Later the couple will go to Wyan dotte, Mich., a Detroit suburb where he will be connected with a dairy co-op. Future plans of the couple disclosed their intention to go post graduate work at the University of Wisconsin. NEW OUTLET FOR STORM SEWERS IS BEING LAID HERE New Lines Will Serve Spring Franklin and Vine Street Sewer Network Half of Work Completed On Two-Block Program: Work Will End In Next Week Installation of two blocks of new storm sewers is underway in the Spring street section at Franklin and Vine streets by Roy Miller and Son, Findlay sewer contractors, successful bidders on the $1,963 project. Excavation and laying of a new 18-rnch concrete sewer main already has been completed from Franklin street to Little Riley .creek, and work has been started north on Spring street by the Findlay con tractors. Construction of the new sewer outlet is aimed at helping to relieve flood conditions over a 12-block area. A total of 680 feet of new sewers will be laid, and two manholes and one headwall will be constructed. Replace Outlet As one part of the program the existing outlet for the Franklin street, Spring street and Vine street sewers was replaced from Spring street to Little Riley creek by lay ing the new 18-inch sewer pipe. This is expected to help relieve water congestion occasioned at the point where Franklin and Spring street sewers make a junction. In addition to construction of the new outlet, the sewer program calls for laying of 350 feet of new sewer on Spring street north from Frank lin street, to intercept with the main storm sewer coming down Vine street toward the creek. Larger sewer on Spring street will help relieve water congestion backing up in the Vine street sewer all the way to Main street, and also effect ing interceptors along the route. New Sewers Needed Eventually new sewers will be re quired all the way to Main street, on both Vine and Franklin streets, but sufficient funds are not available to complete the entire project this year. Last year .the village constructed two blocks of new sewer on Cherry street from Mound street to Big Riley creek, replacing one of the oldest sewers in the town. Real Estate Deal Don Eddy who recently purchased the Ralph Patterson property on Riley street is now occupying the place. The deal was handled by Mrs. H. W. Althaus. Patterson is living in the former Mrs. Elizabeth Diller property on North Jackson street which he purchased last sum mer. THE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, NOV. 21, 1919 ■rpOR the Lord, thy God bringeth thee into a good land wherein thou shall eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack anything in it When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments and his statutes With the thermometer falling Tuesday morning to a mark of 15 degrees, low for the season, win ter’s advance guard finally broke the spell of unusually warm weather which had prevailed all fall in the Bluffton area. 3 Early winter’s first severe on slaught represented by the cold weather of this week followed by only 10 days a period of unusual weather in which temperatures soared to the high seventies and new HIGH SCHOOL WILL OPEN FARM COURSE FOR SERVICE MEN Night Classes in Agriculture Will Start on Monday December 5 Ralph Marshall, Formerly of Rockport Named As Instructor Night courses to provide training in agriculture for ex-service men will open in Bluffton high school Monday, December 5, it was an nounced this week by Supt. of Schools Aaron B. Murray. Murray said that provision is be ing made for a class of 20, and En rollment for more than half of that number has already been received. Other eligible applicants desiring to take the course should contact the high school office at once, he stated. Ralph Marshall, formerly of Rock port, will be instructor in the course. Marshall, a graduate of the college of agriculture of Ohio State uni versity has been for several years manager of a large farm near Done rail, Kentucky. Moving to Rockport He is in Columbus this week con ferring with agricultural authorities in regard to openng the course here. He and his family will move early next month from Kentucky to the farm of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Marshall of near Rockport. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Marshall are living near Alger where they oper ate, a large farm. The veterans course will be con ducted in the high school agricul ture department which has sufficient equipment and facilities for such in struction, Superintendent Murray said. Texas is the largest wool produc ing state in the United States. Winter Finally Makes Belated Debut As Mercury Hits 15 Here kj V’V ...............lest we forget High School Is Voted Back Into Membership In Athletic League November records were established. After reaching the low of 15 de grees early Tuesday morning, cold weather continued throughout the day and temperatures never climbed above the freezing mark, nipping the cars and noses of those who had to go outside. Most motorists were prepared for the advent of winter, with inclement weather which came the latter part of last week giving plenty of advance warning that a cold wave was on the wav. Not Have Be Thankful—You’ll To Mix Oleo After December 7 Bluffton housewives together with all others throughout the state will have a special reason to be thank ful this year—manufacture and sale of colored oleomargarine can start in Ohio at 12:01 A. M., December 8, it was announced by Secretary of State Charles F. Sweeney, Tuesday. The announcement came after he certified the official vote removing the 62-year old ban and the state canvassing board reviewed and ap proved an official vote in the last election. Show Former Local Man's Film Here A sound film “The Other Side of the Fence,” by Dr. William Al brecht, head of the department of soil of the University of Missouri, will be shown in the First Mennon ite church this Wednesday nigl^t at 8 o’clock. The film points out relation be tween soil and foods and the dan gers in exploiting the soil. Dr. Albrecht, a Bluffton college graduate is a nationally known au thority on soils and consultant on soil improvement. Firemen Called As Rear Porch Burns Bluffton fire department was called after the rear porch at the A. L. Baumgartner residence on South Main street was discovered on fire Saturday morning just before noon. The blaze is said to have originated from sparks in a wastebasket on the porch. Damage was estimated at $200, Chief Corson said. With The Sick Mrs. C. H. Smith, who has been a patient in Harding Memorial san itarium at Worthington has returned to her home on Campus Drive. Mrs. Emma Amstutz, a surgical patient at Bluffton hospital since last Friday, was removed to her home on the County line road, Mon day. When planning a windbreak, determine the direction of prevailing winds. I V' Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwell therein And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multi plied Then thine heart be lifted up and thou forget the Lord thy, God which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. Deuteronomy—8 :7-14 ACTION TAKEN BY LEAGUE OFFICIALS MEETING IN LIMA Reinstatement in Western Buck eye League Closes Controversy Application for Readmission Gets Unanimous Affirmative Vote Bluffton High school once again officially is a member of the West ern Buckeye league, finally bringing to conclusion an unusual fall series of events including resignation from the athletic loop, reconsideration by school officials three weeks later, re application for membership and the formal vote on re-admission by other league members. The “out-and-in-again” policy per taining to membership, however, never got so far as to affect league play, for Bluffton had intended to complete this year’s WBL football and cage schedules. Except for the official vote re quired at the November league meet ing, held last Wednesday at the Lima Y. M. C. A., Bluffton’s resignation from the league lasted only from Sept. 13 when it was presented un til October 3 when the school’s ath letic board decided to apply for re admission. Wei.comEd Member Representatives of other league schools voiced pleasure at the pros pect of having Bluffton remain as a member, but the matter could not be officially decided until at last week’s regular loop meeting. Bluffton’s desire to return to full status in the league was one of the first items of business at last Wed nesday’s session, and the Pirates were re-admitted by affirmative vote. All league school were represented at the meeting.except Kenton, which telephoned its vote. Representing Bluffton at the meet ing were Principal Gerhard Buhler, Coach Richard Q. Lowry and Facul ty Manager Robert Ewing. Bluffton’s September resignation from the league, decided because of dwindling school enrollment was seen as a serious handicap in league com petition against Class A schools, but rescinded because of a storm of protest from the community. Bluff ton is the only' Class school in the league. Show Film Of Africa Missionary Activity Rev. and Mrs. Don Baker, re cently returned missionaries from Africa will give an illustrated talk on their work in that country at the Beaverdam Church of Christ, Sunday night at 6 o’clock. Mrs. Bak er is the daughter of Walter Barber, living west of Beaverdam. BLUFFTON A Good Place to Live .NUMBER 32 PROSPECT FADES FOR FEDERAL AID ON SEWER SYSTEM General Ban on Federal Aid Dims Hopes of Government Assistance High Lost is Big Hurdle as Town Anticipates Crackdown by State Bluffton’s hopes of obtaining feder al aid for a new village sewage disposal system remained dim this week, following announcement from Washington, D. C.. that a general ban on federal-aid construction pro jects likely will continue thru 1951. Meanwhile state enforcement of a new Ohio law is expected to bring a crackdown demanding a start on sewage disposal facilities here, and the present situation indicates that the program will have to be entirely locally' financed. Federal-aid building construction is expected to be kept at a minimum through 1950 and 1951, according to an announcement by' the House Public Lands committee, apparently eliminating and possibility of federal funds for sewage plants such as re quired in Bluffton. No Federal Aid In a statement bv the Burp.fi” of the Budget, government spokes men pointed out, “the President’s Budget policy* for 1951 does not contemplate the initiation of any’ new activities unless required by law or urgent public need.” With a showdown nearing on the local sewage disposal project, the government announcement apparent ly eliminates the possibility' of federal financial assistance and Bluffton likely will have to work out its own financing problems. Estimated cost of intercepting sewers along Big and Little Riley creeks and construction of a disposal plant, the min mum required in the state crackdown, has been se at $450,000. Cost $450,000 Bluffton’s cist in installing the system consequently will be far heavier than it would have been during the “th irties” when the own several times turner down fed ?ral aid projects w hich would have cost ths munieipalit y less than $50,000 as its share of tl e installation. Details of fi the inst illa tion of interce intr sewers and the di.- posal plant roman to be woiked out and a site must be purchased. In a proposa subn itted to council last summer by the Toledo engineer ing firm of Finkbeiner, Pettis and Strout, about one-third of the cost of the $450,000 system could be financed from general obligation bonds, voted at the polls as a tax on real estate. Revenue Bonds Revenue bonds, or sewer rental, would defray' nearly half the cost, with $200,000 earmarked from that source. In addition there would be a special assessment against each village lot amounting to about $91,000. The revenue bonds calling for sewer rental charges and the special assessment against lots can be put into effect by the village council, and approval of voters is not required. Intimation that sewage disposal action here cannot be deloyed In definitely was indicated last August when Bluffton was one of 91 Ohio unities agai 1st which the state department announcoc tt V ago lisposal fac ion requiring sew- The new state measure effc‘CtlVO in August, prohibits the discharge of untreated sewage in any' stream under penalty of a $500 fine for every 30 days the offense continues. Births The following births at Bluffton hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Claude Neiswander, Pandora, a boy, Ronald Lee, last Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Crawford, Ot tawa, a boy, Allen Jay, Friday'. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Frantz, Raw son, a boy, Danny Lee, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Troy Baughman, Findlay, a girl, Sherry Lynn, Mon day. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Wilson, Findlay, a girl, Diane Sue, Monday. Mrs. Wilson is the former Laoma Oberly of Bluffton. Mr. and Mrs. Rex Grose, Findlay, a girl, Alona Ann, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Lugibihl, Bluffton, a girl, Tuesday. Mrs. Lugi bihl is the former Lois Long. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fritchie, Jr., Hagerstown, Md., a girl, Diane Es telle, born Monday at Hagerstown hospital. Mr. Fritchie is formerly of Bluffton.