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Leatherman & Son Roofing and Spouting Furnace Repair Formerly located at 107 S. Main St. Now at Sohio Station, South Main St. and Bentley Road Leave order's at new location Phone: 199-W We Aim to Every Satisfy Load Insured G. E. Spallinger Trucking COAL Lump, Egg and Oil Treated Stoker LAFAYETTE, OHIO Local and Long Distance Hauling P. U. C. O. Phone 6204-Irr. 14-2635 Household Electric Appliance Repairing Also Radio Servicing Electrical Supplies for House Wiring Lighting Fixtures Radios Mumma Electric Shop Carl Mumma 122 North Main Let Us Replace Discolored or Dangerous Broken Glass In Your Automobile GLASS FOR ALL MODELS Steinman Body Shop 234 North Lawn Ave. Phone 259-Y CLIPPED cows axe easier to keep clean, take less time Clipping prevents dirt ac cumulation—the chief source of sediment in milk. Clipping lowers bacteria count. Milk is more wholesome, brings more money. For fast, easy clipping use the electric Clip master. We have the new STEWART Electric CLIPMASTER Powerful, air-cooled, smooth running motor inside the Easy-grip handle. Rugged, built-in durability. Complete with blades $32.50 C. F. NISWANDER McCormick-Deering Dealer Bluffton, Ohio What is the future of the hog market That is the question being ponder ed by farmers throughout the Bluff ton area where raising corn and hogs, provides the backbone of all agricultural operations, and the price of hogs figures largely in overall prosperity of farm operators. The problem is one difficult to solve, however, for seldom have there entered into the calculations as many variables, impossible to calculate and appraise as to their effect on the overall picture. A survey this week by The Bluff ton News disclosed only one definite conclusion. The hog market is going down. This has been pretty much agreed by all sources since prices two weeks ago dropped below the OPA price levels prevailing after the close of World War II. How Far Down? From there on, however, it is dif ficult to get anything like a definite forecast. How far down will prices go? One hog raiser who has seen a lot of ups and downs in the market for more than 40 years said: “There are too many factors we (Constitution Bay 'Today, On this day in l/S/, the constitution of the united states WAS COMPLETED and SIGNED,.. WITH FEW PRECEDENTS TO GUIDE THEM, NO PATTERN TO FOLLOW, THE DELEGATES =Curiosa Americana—t By Elmo Scott Watson Immune pHE only man In the United States 1 who can’t be arrested Is the Presi dent. At least, that’s the law which says that during the Chief Executive’s term he's Immune from legal action except through the process of impeach ment. The fact is, however, that two Pres idents have been arrested, although in neither case were they prosecuted. The first was President Franklin Pierce who one night in 1853 was returning from the home of William Morgan in Washington when his carriage ran down an aged woman. Constable Stan ley Edelln, who saw the accident, im mediately arrested the occupant of the carriage but released him at once when he learned who his prisoner was. The second was President Ulysses S. Grant who was arrested for fast driving! Grant was clipping along street in a buggy drawn by a fast stepping trotter when Policeman Wil liam II. West stopped him. Upon rec ognizing the President, the policeman began an abject apology but Grant said “Officer, do your duty!” and in sisted that charges be preferred against him. The police records of Washington contain no mention of the incident so evidently the President although he was “arrested," was not fc Western Newspaper Union. Highest Prices For Your Scrap Iron, Junked or Wrecked Automobiles See me before you sell. Bluffton Welding Shop Dana Mathewson Riley St., Bluffton don’t know. When you start out to predict pork prices, you have to consider everything from the size of the pig crop and the housewife’s budget to the effect of strikes and competition from beefsteak, house rent and television sets.” TO THE CONVENTION HAD SUCCEEDED IN FORMULATING A DOCUMENT SO SOUND IN ITS BASIC CONSTRUCTION, YET SO FLEXIBLE IN PRACTICE .THAT IT HAS SERVED OUR COUNTRY WELL FOR. MORE THAN l6o YEARS. And equally important, there’s the $64 questions whether the gov ernment will continue to support hog prices after next March 31, and no one knows the answer to that one. Partly Seasonal With an army of spring pigs now heading for market, the price decline partly is seasonal. Marketing will reach its peak in December and as the supply increases the price drops. That partly is the cause of the down trend now under way. But the price drop is more than the usual winter dip. The basic cause is the increasing supply of pigs in the U. S. as the farmer gets more and cheaper corn to feed them. W’hen New Year’s Day arrives, packers and farmers expect that 1949 pig production will have topped 1948 by at least 15%. And the department of agriculture forecasts another 10% increase next year, to September 17 Hamilton speaking before the constitutional convention as throughout our. histor^.we must uphold THE PHILOSOPHIES AND WAY OF LIFE SET FORTH IN THE CONSTITUTION AS A SURE WAY TO MAINTAIN THE DYNAMIC EVOLUTION OF OUR. DEMOCRACY. Pork heads the list of plentiful foods for December. Record supplies of straight nitro gen fertilizers will be available to Ohio farmers in 1950. Men from 17 states attended the recent Animal Nutrition Conference on the Ohio State University campus. FEDERAL LAND BANK LOANS,, in /(.(y Allen, Mercer, Auglaize Counties 4% 33 Years No Fees or Commissions Loans made to buy land, pay debts, make improvements, buy livestock, machinery, re pay any or all at any time. Mercer-Wapok NATIONAL FARM LOAN ASSOCIATION A. W. KOENIG Secretary and Treasurer Younger Bldg. N- Main St. Celina, Ohio, Phene 1199 Wapa Theatre Bldg., 3rd Floor Wapakoneta, Ohio.1'Phone 9361 1106 Cook /Tower Lima, Ohio. Phone 40791 to i wil ioi THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO Future of Hog Market Poses Top $64 Question for Farmers of Bluffton Area force prices down further. A hog’s main object in life is to eat corn. He consumes about six bushels plus protein supplement to gain 100 pounds of meat. With this fall’s bumper crop of nearly 3,400 million bushels and bigger than ever carryover of 815 million bushels from last year farmers have plenty of reason to raise more pork. Government Support? One big factor affecting hog and pork prices this fall and winter will be the government’s decision on sup port prices after next March 31. Support levels have been announced by the Department of Agriculture through the end of March. After that it’s up to the secretary to decide whether a price floor is need ed and at what level. Pork prices haven’t had to be bolstered since 1944. If the government decides it will put a floor under pig prices after March, and if the announcement is made early, packers will go ahead buying pork for storage to be sold next year when supplies are season ably lean. This buying could tend to hold prices up in December and College Five Loses To Falcons, 72-39 Meeting their second big-name op ponent in a row, Bluffton college eagers were topped by Bowling Green’s Faisons by a score of 72 to 39 in a tilt in the Bowling Green gymnasium, last Monday night. Against the Bee Gee second team, which started the game, the Beavers gave a good account of themselves, and at one time in the first quarter held and 8 to ,5 lead. The FalcQns gradually whittled down the advantage, squeezed into the lead, and then with the first team in action pulled away to a 37 to 14 halftime, advantage. During the last half the Bluffton team came within 10 points of matching point for point with their foes, gamering 25 points while Bowl ing Green was .making 35. Big Jim Howe was high point man in the contest, netting 15 points for the Beavers. Charlie Share led the Bowing Green attack with 11. Other scoring for Bluffton were Rich Gratz, 9 Russ Gratz, 6 Yod er, 4 Rosenberger, 2 Jones, 2 Leichty, 1. Ernie Raber, former' Bluffton player, who transferred to Bowling Green following his freshman year here, was on the second Bee Gee team, and scored five points for the victors. May we teteMtepi NOWI TAKE YOUR PICK American Giri MM American Home ... 4.90 American Magarino 6j00 Colliert &oo Coronet 515 CcwnopoMua 5J0 Coantry Gentleman, 9 yru_ 415 flower Grower 4 JO Good Housekeeping 6JO Imide Detective 4J0 Look 5J0 Modem Romances 4X5 Open Road (Boy»). ________ 4.00 Outdoon ........... 4.00 cou A5JE „M.. 3 POSTOFFICE -nr I I Check magazines deshred^ and enclose with coupon. Gentlemen: I enclose $------ Please send me the offer checked, with a year’s subscription •'your paper. ..........................- .........................— i. ............ ..... suggest that a subscription to the Bluffton News I mak^Zan ideal Christmas gift it’s only $2.50 a whole year, anywhere in the U. S. An attractive Christmas card supplied with each gift subscription. Also money-saving Magazine clubs. January. However, if no early announcement is made, packers will be inclined to cut their buying for storage. With out federal support, prices could sag and they wouldn’t want to be caught with high-priced stocks. If storage buying is trimmed, that would send more pork into the nation’s butcher shops and thus tend to lower prices. May Go Lower Some packers think hog prices may fall below the support level of $16.65 even before the end of March. The support level varies, being set at $11.75 in December, and $16.65 In March. The greatest number of hogs come to market in late December because pigs are born in the greatest num bers in the spring and reach a good salable weight by yearend. After the peak, hog marketing slides off until April, then hits a secondary peak about June 1 when the fall crop comes of age. After June the market volume falls off sharply to the year’s low in August or September. Prices generally follow this trend in reverse—they’re highest when supplies are lowest and vice-versa. Carma Theatre Five Wins In League Play Bluffton Carma Theatre eagers won their first Allen county league game in play at Beaverdam last Thursday by topping Pandora, 55 to 38. Peppier led the Bluffton scoring with 12 points and Hilty netted 11 for the winners. Others in the Bluffton lineup were Moser, Kirt land, Rockey, Wilch, Moore, Everett and Zuercher. Manager Harry Klay directs the team. This Friday night the Carma team will play at Marseilles. Next oppon ent will be Beaverdam Independents at Beaverdam in league play, Thursday of next week. Teams in the league are Cairo, Spencerville, Harrod, Beaverdam, Pandora and Bluffton/ Feeding a small quantity of grain in the litter each morning will help keep the poultry house litter from packing. Add 10 to 15 pounds of quick lime or hydrated lime frequently to built up litter. Ohio closed G6 one-room schools between September, 1948 and Sep tember, 1949. SUPER-SAVING READING SPECIALS Make big savings on this newspaper and your choice of famous magazines! Parents* Magazine 5.00 Any MAGAZINE Listed and This NEWSPAPER Both for Price Shewa MWIFANI AND MAGAZINES 1 YEAN, UNLESS T1SM SHOW! THE "SUPER FOUR OFFIR THIS NEWSPAPER AND 3 GREAT MAGAZINES Household, 1 Yr. ALL FOUR Fann Journal & Farmer’s Wife, 1 Yr F0R 0NLY Pathfinder (13 Issues), 6 Mo. Value $6.25 You Save $2 irfl I .... I I II...II...MJK ...............I ......... i ■■■■... ■.■■■■!! I .... I...... 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The race had an exciting sequel. During the War of 1812 the same Pottawatomie chief, who was now an ally of the British, sent a chal lenge for a hand-to-hand combat with Whistler or any other officer or soldier in the American army. Whistler promptly accepted. It was agreed that no firearms were to be used. The fight began. Whistler dodged the tomahawk that was hurled at him and closed in on his opponent. The Indian stabbed at him with his long hunting knife but missed. Then the lieutenant’s sword finished the duel. Western Newspaper Union. _______________________ For Xmas Gifts Just received a new line of Stamped Pillow Cases and other articles suitable for Christmas Gifts. All select material. Call any day except Wednesday. Also quilting done. MRS. INP JANlELS 111 N^JJroad way Columbus Grove, O. Phone 126-R-14 Recreation Notice Everyone interested in (recreation, meet Monday night at 7:30 at the High School Gym. BLUFFTON RECREATION COMMITTEE -i ELF ORANGE JUICE ENG. WALNUTS i» DURKEE’S—INTRODUCTORY OFFER Yellow Margarine Great Northern Beans Just Received a Supply of Doh Attractive Prices. Assortment of Chrhtij THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 1949 CARMA ™S™ THURS.-FRI.-SAT. “COME TO THE STABLE” Loretta Young—Celeste Holm SUN.-MON. “THAT FORSYTE WOMAN” 7 in Technicolor with Greer Garsan—Errol Flynn Janet Leigh—Walter Pidgeon MATINEE SUNDAY Continuous from 3 P. M. TCI £.-WED. The Walking Hills Scott—Ella Raines With Randolph It’s smart to choose yours •while selection Is best of Gibson Quality Greetings so come in and see out* grand display right away! The REXALL DRUG STORE Prescription Pharmacy i YOUR BEST POULTRY MARKET Get Our Prices Before You Sell Heavy Springers ........................................... 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