George Klay Rites
Held Here Saturday
Funeral services were held Satur
day afternoon in the Stanley Ba
singer funeral home for George H.
Klay, 55, tool room superintendent
at The Triplett Electrical Instru
ment Co., who had been found dead
at 11:15 a. m. Wednesday of last
week at his home on Mound street.
Death was caused by heart dis
ease, from which he had been suffer
ing for the last eight months.
Rev. Paul H. Cramer, pastor of
CARMA THEATRE BL£0N
the First Methodist church, officiated
at the rites Saturday. Burial was
in Maple Grove cemetery.
Masonic rites also were conducted
Friday evening in the funeral home
by officers of Bluffton lodge No. 432
F. & A. M. Mr. Klay was a past
master of the local lodge and also
a member of Scottish Rite, Valley of
Toledo, 32nd degree, and of Findlay
Chapter R. & A. M.
Survivors include three daughters,
Mrs. Edgar Cook and Mrs. Jose
phine Burkholder, both of Bluffton,
and Miss Marjorie Klay, of Lima
and a son, Richard Klay, at home.
There also are three surviving sis
ters, Mrs. Eva Cattran and Mrs.
Nina Rush, of Cleveland, and Mrs.
Carrie Parker, of North Canton.
Herbert Oyer Is
P. T. A. Speaker
Herbert J. Oyer, son of Mrs.
Adella Oyer, of this place, now a
speech therapist at Bowling Green
state university, was the speaker at
a meeting of the Bluffton Parent
Teacher association Monday night in
the high school auditorium.
Oyer’s talk to the P. T. A. dealt
with some of the problems encoun
tered in speech correction. In addi
tion to serving on the faculty at the
Bowling Green university, he super
vises speech work in public schools.
OUR MORTUARY PRO
VIDES an impressive setting
for a funeral service. The
chapel seats 200. Tinted
walls reflect the soft glow of
indirect lighting, creating an
atmosphere of warmth and
We offer all of these
superior facilities at no ad
JAMBS CAGNEY in
Matinee Sunday Continui
The Undercover Man
GLENN FORD—NINA FOCH
It’s no easy job to make out yo income
tax and if you miss a deduction it’s
simply money out of your pockety
That’s why it’s so important to pay by
check so you will have a complete record
of expense. Perhaps its time you opened
an account at
The Citizens National Bank
Member Federal Reserve System
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
from 3:00 P. M.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS
C. A. BIERY, Editor
Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio,
by tha^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.
Florida oranges, tree ripened, 5 lb.
bag 35c at A & Market.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lugibill, Ro
land Lugibill and Miss Sikes of Lima
spent Thursday in Toledo.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Smith of
Kentland, Ind., called at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Arnold and
See me for sewing of all kinds
also will do custom buttonholing and
ruffling by the yard. Mrs. Fred
Diller ambulance removals—Mrs.
Maude Cronin from Guy Anderson
home north of Bluffton to Bluffton
Mrs. Mary Matter of Garau street
has returned from a two months
visit at the home of Mr. and *Mrs.
C. R. Reynolds of Albuquerque, New
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wiebe and
daughter of Willard, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Cox and family of Maumee
visited Sunday at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Calvin Stettler.
Mrs. Lydia Lora and Mrs. Clara
Lora had as their guests Sunday
afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Son
nett, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Bowser of
Findlay and Mr. and Mrs. Eli Schif
ferly of this place.
Mr. and Mrs. William Edwards
and Mrs. Anna Basinger are attend
ing the Chicago Furniture Mart buy
ing new stocks of furniture for the
Basinger store here. They will re
turn the end of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Deppler of
Bentley road, together with her
mother, Mrs. Chris Basinger of
Pandora and brother Harry Hoch
stettler of Mansfield have returned
from a two weeks’ motor trip to
Basinger ambulance removals—
Mrs. Wm. Fett from her residence
near Beaverdam to Lima Memorial
hospital Mrs. Eliza Shaller from
Bluffton hospital to the home of-her
daughter, Mrs. Earl Garten near
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stearns spent
Sunday in Upper Sandusky with Mrs.
Sadie Stearns and daughters Erma
and Mamie. Miss Erma Stearns
returned here with them to resume
her duties as librarian at Bluffton
Meeting at the home of Mrs.
Donald Cuppies, Wednesday evening,
Jan. 18 at 7:30.
Lutheran Aid & Missionary Society
Meeting at the home of Mrs. E. C.
Stultz, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Church of Christ Society
Christian Women’s Fellowship will
meet with Mrs. Arthur Amstutz,
Thursday night at 8 o’clock.
Mennonite Missionary Societies
Joint meeting of societies of this
area will be held at the First Men
nonite church, Bluffton, Friday after
noon at 2 o’clock. Speaker will be
Miss Viola Wenger of Akron, Pa.,
in charge of relief clothing depart
ment of the Mennonite Central
Bluffton members of the Royal
Neighbor order are invited to attend
a meeting at Holly Camp, Royal
Neighbors of America, Lima, Monday
night at 7:30 o’clock at which time
officers of the Lima and Alger
camps will be installed.
Methodist W. S. C. S.
A dinner will be held at the church
Thursday night at 6:30. Mrs. Robert
Artman will be leader of the even
ing program and Mrs. Elmer Short,
worship leader. Reservations should
be made with Mrs. Wilma Thomas.
Meeting at the home of Mrs.
Armin Hauenstein, Wednesday night,
January 18 at 8 o’clock. Topic:
Discovering America. The program:
Harbor of Promise, Mrs. James
West Father of Waters, Mrs. V. C.
Oppermann Annual business meet
Mr. and Mrs. *H. E. Myers of
Wichita, Kansas announoe the en
gagement of their daughter Opal
Irene to Kenneth G. Oberly, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Millard Oberly of this
Miss Myers is secretary of the
National Baptist Memorial church of
Washington, D. C., and Mr. Oberly
is an electrical engineer in the R. E.
A. Department of Agriculture at
I Washington. The wedding will take
place next summer.
Meeting at the home of Mrs. Nina
Rupr.ght, Thursday night at 7:30.
Aliar & Rosary
Meeting at the home of Mrs. Ed
F. ugan, Thursday night at 8 o’clock.
Modern concepts of land use are
being demonstrated in a 1000-acre*
field and forest known as Glen Helen
at Antioch College, Yellow Springs,
Dog Tag Deadline
Friday, Jan. 20
With the deadline for purchase of
1950 dog tags coming Friday of
next week, a belated rush of last
minute buying is anticipated during
the next eight days.
Deputy registrar for Bluffton is
Mrs. Zelma Triplehorn at the Com
munity market, from whom dog tags
may be obtained. O. E. Bowers at
the Farmers Grain elevator is the
Dog owners also are being advised
that Feb. 1 is the deadline for com
pliance with the rabies control legis
lation requiring that all dogs six
months or older must be inoculated
Ayrshire Club To
Meet On Saturday
Third annual meeting of the Lima
Area Ayrshire club will be a ban
quet session in the Elida Grange
hall on Saturday night.
Henry Huber, of Bluffton ,will
show motion pictures at the meeting,
and Ayrshire breeders from this vi
cinitv who have been invited to at
tend include Hgpier Gratz, Herr
Brothers, Edgar Herr, Maurice Bell,
Robert Stratton, Edgar Huber, Glen
Andrews, Harold Schick, Kenneth
Chidester, Robert Miller, E. E. Hart
man and son, Ralph Schick and M.
E. Emerick and sons.
Girl Wed In West
Miss Orfia Messinger, formerly of
Bluffton, now living in Portland,
Oregon, and Joseph A. Resseguie
also of Portland were married De
cember 17 in Hinson Baptist church
of that city, according to word re
The bride is a sister of Mrs. Al
bert Geiger and Mrs. Ollie Bauman.
Mr. Resseguie is an employe of the
Union Pacific railroad.
Notice To Bidders
Sealed bids will be accepted by the
Bluffton Exempted Village Board of
Education for Two (2) Carloads of
Stoker Coal. Bidder to submit test
analysis of coal he proposes to fur
nish together with price per ton de
livered in bins at High School and/
or Grade School Building as direct
Bids to be delivered to Business
office of the Board of Education,
106 West College Avenue, Bluffton,
Ohio, by Monday, Jan. 16, 1950.
The right is reserved to reject any
or all bids.
By order of Board of Education.
James F. West, Clerk
The Keystone and Semper Fidelis
classes of the Methodist church met
Wednesday evening in the home of
Rev. and Mrs. Ballinger. Assisting
hostess was Mrs. Russell Brackney.
Devotions led by Mrs. Brackney, en
tertainment by Mrs. Atmer Bergman
and Mrs. Harold Kimmel. The next
meeting will be with Mrs. Edward
Miss Rosemary Blue of Lima, Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence Hall and son Wil
liam and Mrs. Eva Watt were enter
tained Sunday evening in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Watt and
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Boyer and son
Kenny of near Bluffton were Thurs
day dinner guests of the latter’s par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Williams.
Mrs. Carrie Lentz spent the week
end in Lima in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John Boutwell.
Mrs. Ida Hinkle spent the holi
days in Kenton in the home of her
son, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Klingler
and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Arnold of
Detroit spent the week end with the
former’s father, Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Williams en
tertained Mr. and Mrs. William Mar
tin and family and Mr. and Mrs.
George Cox and family, Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Yoder and
son Verlyn, Mrs. F. B. Hadsell of
Urbana, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Robin
son, Cheryl and Tommy and Mr. and
Mrs. N. H. Robinson and Peggy
Joyce of Lima were Sunday dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Robin
Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Fackler
and son Bobby of Lorain were holi
day guests of the former’s mother,
Mrs. Alice Fackler and Miss Georgia
Fackler and Mr. and Mrs. Atmer
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Schenerman,
Frank Smith of Lima and Mr. and
Mrs. George Cox and son David
were Friday evening guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Atmer Bergman.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Westphal, Sr.,
have purchased the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Binkley and expect to oc
cupy in the near future while Bink
ley’s intend moving to Lima.
Mrs. Claude Neiswander has been
removed back to Memorial Hospital
after spending the holidays in the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Criblez of
near Bluffton spent Friday in the
home of the latter’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Lew Hullibarger.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Long and
daughters were Sunday dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hawk and
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank everyone for the
sympathy extended during the ill
ness and death of our father. Also
for the kindness and aid of neigh
bors and friends, all those sending
floral tributes, Rev. Cramer, and all
those who assisted with the funeral
The Family of Geo. H. Klay
E. television, 1950 models
on display. Ellenberger Bros.
have Shirley Noi
for you. All wor
Clearance sale 1
Pajamas were $2J
$2.18 a pair at V
Why worry if
Sidney’s Drug Sh
Buy work glove
save at Geiger &
your shoes in goo
Shoe Senice Shoj
nel pajamas as lo
on South Mounc
Furniture repairing and upholster
ing of ail kindp. Make your old
furnishings look like new at a worth
while saving. Estimates without
obligation. Murray Upholstering
shop, Thurman St., Bluffton phone.
Wanted—Housekeeper with some
knowledge of practical nursing to
care for two el4erly ladies in their
own home. Peitnanent. No heavy
work oil heat, jjood proposition for
right person. Write Box H, Bluffton
For sale—Swett cider daily
Augsburger Fnpt Farm, 2
south of town.
Buy Ball Band rubber
now at Geiger & Diller.
For sale—Eating and
apples. Augsburger Fruit
miles south of town.
wiring needs at
bier and Katahdii
100 lbs. $1.55 for
2 miles southwest
Books now in st
bulbs, shrubs, fl
other books for th
Herr’s Flowers &
See me for intei
141 N. Main St.
We repair all n
pliances. Let us
We convert oil to
For sale—UsedRefrigerator, cheap.
Paul Wingate, l»0 N. Mound St.
Let us protect? you and your shoes
with durable material. Lugibihl Shoe
Iring them in and
amaker fix them
3 hop, Thurman St
Phone 40- J-W.
roses to I
lies flannel gowns
)W only $1.88.
to clear out only
ifflicted with any
ik about V-J-O.
by the dozen and
your Phi I
yours by keeping
1 repair. Lugibihl
:e, children’s flan
v as 79c a pair at
large building lots
deluxe 2-door niotor recently over
hauled. Morris Strahm, Garmatter
Addition. Phonq 579-G.
For rent—Tvgo sleeping
316 Cherry St
For sale—Modern 8-room
near business section. Mrs.
Althaus, phone ^53-W. F. Garretson,
January sweater sale—all wool
cardigans were |4.69, sale price only
$3.88. Slipover^ were $3.49, sale
price only $2.77 at Waitermire’s.
For sale—Fresh dressed frozen
rabbits, whole qr cut up ready to
cook, available apy time except Sun
day. The Rabbit Market, corner
Mound St., and ’College Ave. Phone
used as 1
Twin laundry tubs, heavy
metal, well braced and sturdy at
$12.95. Ellenberger Bros.
Evan R. Burkholder, auctioneer,
615 W. Sycamore, Col. Grove, Ohio.
Col. Grove phone 155-R-14. Reserve
your sale date now. 40
For a limited time I will again buy
old U. S. coins at top
also buy scarce later
Robert W. Benroth, 612
S. Main St.
Vegetable, flower and
garden supplies, insecticides
fertilizers, annual and
plants, nursery stock, gladiolus bulbs
and bulblets. Herr's Flowers
Seeds, 123 S. Lawn Ave.
ib in this
Lugibihl Shoe Sen
complete for your
home grown Cob
potatoes $3 per
50 lbs. peck 50c.
College road, tf
?s. Arthur Miller,
ck! For amateurs
ents, recipes and
home and garden.
leeds, 123 S. Lawn
coal, high in
n ash. Not much
le dump. Elmer
ior painting. Ex
heat content, low
left to haul to
George Duff man,
ikes of home ap
wire your lamps,
find it is friendly
old shoes kept in good repair. Lugi
bihl Shoe Service shop.
Make the New Year a honey by
including honey in your daily diet.
Try it on your breakfast cereal and
see how good it is. Once you try it,
you surely will want more. Get yours
now at Farmers Elevator in Bluffton
or at the Howard Rickly Honey farm,
3 miles south on Bentley road. 39
Wanted—Dead stock. Horses. $2.50
cows, $2.50 hogs, 25c cwt. Collect
'Lima. Allen County Fertilizer. Small
stock removed promptly. tf
For sale—Building lot all utilities. I Buy your refrigerator now at
Harley Burkholder, 141 S. Main Hauenstein’s Bak&rt, your Philco
stove with 2|bottles fuel oil heater
ft. house trailer
sed davenport dresser
qug Nelson dolly .electric
require South end Sohio
our aim to have a large
potted plants and fresh
at our greenhouses at all
“Flowers of Distinction,”
er Florist, 109 Grove St.
a ceramics—large pink
e used as decoration on a
e or for a wall plaque or
rpiece. MaRuss Gifts.
int ranges. Ellenberger
trade-in on your old re
nt Hauenstein’s bakery,
—Painted walls to wash by
lechanical method, no fuss
Nonnamaker Rug Cleaning
S. Jackson St., Bluffton.
te line of Lisk enamelware
burner kerosene stoves,
ble type. Prosser’s, phone
e—Set of 11X38 6-ply used
res. Good condition. Irvin
mile north of Bluffton on
oranges, tree ripened, 5 lb.
at A & Market.
tax reports filled out.
after 6:30. David W.
ilk scarf, blue, white and
jo glasses. Finder
e—Eight piece walnut din
suite, good condition. Levi
miles west of town. Phone
on Avon lipstick, all
So a very good cream. Mrs.
ip, Bluffton phone.
planter, mpunted—will fit F-12 or
M. Adel^ert Schaller, I1? miles
west of Jejiera on Route 103. 40
Doodler’s Dream, Tassell and
Grain, Cathedral, Pineapple and Lyre
and Snowflake are only a few of the
designs of heirloom trivets at
Combination doors, 2' 8" 6' 8",
$16.50. Fett’s hardware.
Lost—Pait-Persion male cat, light
gray, friendly pet. Rbward. Phone
For sale—fcotton flour bags, 2 for
25c. Hauenstein’s bakery.
Your locab Realsilk representative
is James Morton. Will call evenings
or Saturday. Phone 309-T.
For sale—Modern 6-room house,
hot water heat, insulated, storm
windows, full basement, 2-car garage.
W. A. Strattoji, 543 S. Main St.
Wanted—Rugs and carpets to
clean. Nonnanaker Rug Cleaning
Co., 306 S. Jackson St., Bluffton.
Phone 465-T. tf
Orchids! Lilies! Roses! Like wed
dings fl|wers are always
season. Let us help you plan your
entire floral n»ds for a memorable
wedding. Basijiger Florist, 109
Grove St. Phine 404-W.
CRANE I DREXEL
Fresh styling! Practical conven
ience! Unmatched quality! New
Yes, everything you could want
in a lavatory is in the new Crane
Drexel. Large basin. Convenient
shelf back. Integral china spout.
Exclusive Securo quick draining
waste. Chromium plated Temple
faucets with Dial-ese finger-tip con
trols—a new. revolutionary engi
This handsome and commodi
ous lavatory will add greatly to
the appearance and efficiency of
your oath or powder room. Two
sizes: 22 18 in. and 27 21 in.
Plumbing & Heating
110 S. Main St., Bluffton
Co., 306 S.
Adeline Welty, 251 N.
int washers. Ellenberger
brushes, scrub brushes,
brushes. Fett’s hardware.
er we telegraph flow
iere for all occasions.
Florist, 109 Grove St.
vania Dutch heirloom
uthentic designs—can be
ot pads or for wall decora
e—Pump jack with motor
edition. Sidney Balmer,
Roofing at Fett’s
iting and cooking
Get your rolled
hardware for those
apples 35c per buihel and up also
nice first and second cutting wire
baled alfalfa hay,/reasonably priced.
Steiner Fruit fa
east of town.
Wanted—To bui good quality oats.
Leroy Lugibihl, ppone 646-T.
For sale—Used/ radios, all recon
ditioned $5 and £p. Brauen’s Radio
Service, 141 N. Jackson St.
Closeout all 2 and 4-fold yarn was
29c a ball, closeout price only 19c at
Warm Morning coal heaters, auto
matic draft 100 lb. capacity. Burn
any kind of co|l.
Guaranteed wa ini
43 ser’s, phone 19 fW.
Try the Chi
oil base paint
ing. Fett’s hai
For an attr
piele see the la
as a wall plac
il, coke or briquets.
floors. See Pres
Hamel one coat flat
0r your inside paint
us and sinks. Ellen-
ictive winter center
rge rose fashioned by
rs. Can also be used
ue. MaRuss Gifts,
olstered furniture to
laker Rug Cleaning
ackson St., Bluffton
Elmer Burkholder Home
103 W. Elm St., Bluffton
Better Food at
Friday—F|SH & CHIPS
For Your ^rap Iron, Junked
or Wrecked Automobiles
See me before you sell.
Dana Mathewson z ./
Riley St., Bluffton
January 2) is the deadline
for buying |og tags without
y residents may
rs from Zelma
alehom at the
Female Deg $3 Male Dog
$1 $10 for Kennel, allowing
RUSSJ LL HIRE
Auditor Mien County
YOU can’i pick up your
telephone and order more
fire insurance while your
home is burning. Now is
the only time you can
make sure you have
Ask this Hartford agency
to check your policies and
give you the competent
advice your insurance
needs. Just call
Leland Diller, Insurance
US’/j S. Main Street
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