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A Good Place to Live VOLUME LXXV SON OF ELMER BURKHOLDER ON CASUALTY LIST Wounded on Battlefront July 20, Message Received Here States Monday Extent of Wounds or Present Whereabouts Not Disclosed In Message Sgt. Elmer Burkholder, Jr., of Bluffton, was wounded in action, July 20, on the Korean battlefront, according to a telegram received Monday night by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Burkholder, Sr. The notification from the Adju tant General of the Army did not disclose the extent of Sgt. Burk holdei's’ injuries, nor did it give his present whereabouts. The Bluffton young man, a veter an of World War II who had been serving with the 34th Infantry regi ment in Japan, had been sent to Korea 'with his regiment early in July. Decorated fot Bravery In the World War II campaign in German, Sgt. Burkholder had been decorated for bravery, and he also won other honors while with the armv. He re-enlisted shortly after receiving an honorable discharge at the close of World War II, and had been in Japan for the last three and one-half years. Since re-entering the service, the Bluffton man had been stationed in Japan with the army of occupation. His regiment was ordered to leave for Korea on July 2. Sgt. Burkholder’s wife, whft yM with him in the Fax East, stHUTs in Japan in theft home In the Tokyo area. Pastor On Staff At Summer Camp Rev. O. Merrill Boggs, pastor of Bluffton-Beaverdam Churches o Christ will leave Sunday afternoon for Camp Christian, summer youth camp recently opened by the Ohio Disciples of Christ churches near Magnetic Springs. The local minister will serve as a counselor during the coming week in the camp where 200 young people hold seven day conferences each week from June through August. Attending -from the Bluffton church will be Marilyn Manges dur ing the coming week and John Rog ers and Dean Amstutz will go the following week. Before leaving for camp, Rev. oBggs will fill the pulpit of the First Baptist church in Lima, Sun day morning in the absence of the pastoi’ Rev. Howard Bloom who is on vacation. Rev. Boggs’ sermon topic will be “Our Suicidal Age.” Piano Recital Students of Jean Steinman Szabo will present a public program of piano numbers Friday evening, at 7:30 P. M. in the First Methodist church. The following students will appear on the program: Jill Anne Cook, Gerald Tschiegg, Jimmy Burry, Bet ty Lou Gaiffe, Judy Tschantz, Bonnie Edie, Bruce Triplett, Norma Frank houser, Shirley Burry, Bret Triplett, Karen Hauenstein, Judy Frankhous er, Pat Gaiffe, Esther Hofstetter, Betty Hamilton, Ruth Nonnamaker, Ann Thomas, Joan Moser, Catherine Diller, Nancy Tracy, and Barbara Diller. To cook frozen poultry without thawing it, cook one and one-half as much time as usual. Bluffton area corn—in the past almost exclusively fed to hogs and marketed as livestock—is getting away from its traditional role of go ing to market on four legs. Commenting on the present trend, grain men locally say that during the last years more Bluffton corn has been sold on the open market than in all preceding years since this area first was settled, over 100 Daily Pickup Creameries now must pick up cream at stations every day and have it pasteurized before midnight, under the new program. In this way, not more than four days can elapse from the time the farmer gets the butterfat from the cow until it has been processed at the creamery. ONE MILL COUNTY FAIR LEVY TO BE ON FALL BALLOT Bluffton Sergeant is Wounded In Action On Korean Front Family Here Is Notified New federal regulations speeding the delivery and marketing of cream, to prevent deterioration before pro cessing, went into effect in the Bluff ton district Tuesday, the deadline for operation under the new setup. Every farmer selling cream now must market it within a four-day interval o(j less, to qualify for top market price, under the new program put into effect by the Federal Fooa and Drugs administration. Irrespective of the quality of the cream, any held on farms for longer than four days must be sold as second grade, which means a reduc tion of about five cents a pound in price. Heretofore farmers have delivered cream to stations, or it has been picked up by truck about twice a week in the summer and once weekly in the winter. Creameries have been collecting cream from produce sta tions every other day. Now they will have to make their rounds daily. Altho farmers are not compelled by law to comply with the new regulations, they must sell their cream as second-grade, losing the cash advantage represented by marketing as prescribed under the new code. Tags Used After each sale by the farmer, a tag with the date is affixed to the cream can. When the farmer markets his next batch of creanf, the produce remove ths tag and affix Would Run for Three Years to Provide Sum Estimated at $450,000 Fair Board and Lima Commerce Group Unable to Agree on Program A one-mill levy for a three-year period to provide operating funds for the revitalized Allen county fair will appear on the ballot at next fall’s election. The levy, which is expected to yield approximately $450,000 during the three years, is similar to one which barely was defeated by county voters three years ago. It does not include the arenatorium proposed by the Lima Junior Cham ber of Commerce, and which would have resulted in the need for a larger bond issue approximating $1,300,000 over a 20-year period. Arenatorium Stumbling Block Major stumbling block in combin ing the arenatorium issue with the fairgrounds proposal appears to have been insistence by the Lima Jaycees that they control the arenatorium and events scheduled in it, following the completion of construction. Members of the fair board of directors pointed out to spokesmen for the Jaycees that such procedure was contrary to law, for when public funds are used for any project as (Continued on page 12) years ago. Until the past few years however, it was considered poor farming prac tice, approaching the stage of rank heresy, to market com instead of feeding it to livestock. Consequent ly open market sales of the grain were rare and so small as to be negligible in the aggregate output of fields in the rich farmlands sur rounding the town. New Federal Marketing Regulations In Effect at Bluffton Cream Stations Tuesday another with the current date of marketing, Altho all dairies may not yet have arrangements completed to pick up the cream every 24 hours from cream stations, all phases of the program are expected to be in operation in the immediate future. Federal authorities claim the speedier method of handling will eliminate a lot of second-grade butter, which previously has found a market, chiefly because of its lower price. Births The following births at Bluffton hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Paul, Bluffton, a girl, Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Carless Smith, Bluffton, a girl, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson, Pandora, a girl, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Buttermore, McComb, a girl, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Krofft, Ada, a girl, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Everett, Bluff ton, a boy, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Grubb, Leipsic, a boy, Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Holmes, North Wales, Pa., a boy, Danny Ross, born at that place, Monday. Mrs. Holmes is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Baumgartner of North Wales and a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Bogart of Bluffto.n MOVING TO COLUMBUS Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Emans and family of Riley street are moving to Columbus where he is enrolled as a student in a school of business and accounting. All roads will lead to Bluffton on Friday and Saturday of this week, as downtown stores here join in sponsoring their biggest Dollar Days observance, a semi-annual town wide sales event laden with bargains for the thrifty shopper. Not only are there attractive merchandise offers for adults, but ample provision for entertainment of the children will be provided at two free matinee movies at the Carma theatre on Saturday afternoon. Sponsored by the Bluffton Business Men’s association, the shows, consist ing of good comedies and cartoons will begin at 2 and 3:15 p. m. All children under 10 will be admitted free. In addition to the matinee theatre parties for children, a number of business places are planning other treats for kiddies, in addition to the bargains for adults which will jam the counters in their stores. Offering spectacular values, Bluff ton’s Dollar Days invariably attract shoppers here from a 30-mile radius of the town, and the sale always is one of the largest merchandising events of the year. This year’s bargains are greater than ever, participating merchants point out, particularly when there are evidences of general prices rises in many retail fields. Regular store hours will be ob served during Dollar Days, but there will be plenty of additional clerical help on hand to help take care of the upturn in business which always comes with every Dollar Days observance here. Store windows are decorated .with special Dollar Days streamers and Some Trading County’s September Draft Quota To Be Doubled Bargains Galore At Bluffton’s Dollar Days Friday And Saturday Altho there was some trading in corn among farmers, the transactions all were local in nature and no com was shipped from elevators. Any farmer who might have a surplus of corn didn’t have to look very far for a neighbor who needed some for livestock who would be glad to take the grain off his hands. Today’s increase in com market $ Days $ Two Big Dollar Days in Bluffton, August 4 and 5 $ Days $ THE BLUFFTON NEWS y n A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY —__:_I O Garnette Foltz To Head Civilian Defense TWO ENROUTE TO JOIN NAVY HURT IN AUTO ACCIDENT Car Fails to Make Tam at Gratz Crossing South of Bluffton Nickel Plate Railroad Flash Signal Knocked Down by Careening Cat- Two Lima young men enroute to Toledo to enlist in the Navy re ceived minor injuries at 5:30 a. m. last SatuiJay when their automobile crashed into a utility pole two miles south of Bluffton on the Dixie high way. Injured were John Michael and William Jenkins, both of whom had planned to enlist, and Charles M. Alspaugh, the driver of the car. All three are from Lima. Following treatment in the Bluff ton Community hospital for cuits and bruises they were released and returned to their homes State highway patrolmen, who in vestigated, said that the car failed to negotiate a turn at Gratz cross ing. The auto knocked down a Nickel Plate railroad flash signal and stop sign. It overturned after crashing into the utility pole. The three injured men Were taken to the hospital in the Paul Diller ambulance. The cfcr was badly dam aged. merchandise, and 47 cooperating firms are advertising in a special booster edition of The News, which will be mailed this week to 3,500 homes within a 14-mile radius of Bluffton. All advertisements in the booster edition also are reproduced in this regular edition of the newspaper. New Physician To Open Office Here Dr. Walter Donahue will begin the practice of medicine here this week in the office of the late Dr. M. R. Bixel on Cherry street, he an nounced Monday. Dr. Donahue, together with his wife and infant daughter are living in apartments in the Earl Lehman residence on South Jackson street, coming here from Dayton where he served as intern at St. Elizabeth’s hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville Medical school, Louis ville, Ky., and St. Joseph’s college, Rensselaer, Ind. Bluffton Polio Case Is Showing Improvement Denver Zimmerly, Bluffton’s only reported case of polio this summer is showing improvement at Memorial hospital, Lima, where he has been a patient for the past ten days. It was reported Tuesday that he had been removed from the isolation ward. Treat every gun as though it were loaded. Farmers Here Marketing Corn as Modern Conditions Change Century-Old Practice ing, however, is no indication of lagging livestock feeding, but rather to increased production of the grain thruout the entire district. Modem farming practices con tributing to the changing picture include the development of hybrid com, governmental price guarantees, the availability of more acreage, plus an expanding industrial demand for com. BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY. AUGUST 3, 1950 4 ROCKPORT FARMER LOSES RIGHT ARM IN OATS COMBINE Ed Dunlap Caught in Machine Given Assistance by Pass ing Motorist Arm Amputated at Bluffton Hospital Condition is Re ported Good Ed Dunlap, 74, who resides west of Rockport on the Harvey Bowers farm, lost his right arm below the elbow last Thursday afternoon after he was caught in the revolving cyl inder of a combine with which he was harvesting oats. Amputation of the forearm was performed in the Bluffton Commun ity hospital shortly after the mishap, which occurred in late afternoon while Dunlap was working alone in the harvest field. His arm was caught in the cyl inder of the combine while he was attempting to unclog the mechanism without stopping the machine. Neighbors said the motor stopped when the arm was pulled into the machine, probably preventing more serious injury which could have oc curred. Seen by Passerby Jeanette Kidd, a passing motorist, saw the mishap, and went to the assistance of the aged man. First taken to the office of a physician, Dunlap then went to the hospital for the amputation. Condition of the accident victim was reported good at the hospital early this week. The accident -was the first farm machinery mishap in several years in this vicinity. GHERKIN PICKLES EXHIBIT West India Gherkin pickles grown by Kermit Herr of this place are exhibited in the Bluffton News window. 41 DRAFTEES WILL REPORT AT TOLEDO FOR EXAMINATION Original Quota of Three to be Stepped up to Six or More Men Bluffton Area Men Summoned By Hancock Board for Examinations Allen county’s draft quota for September, originally set at ap proximately three men, will be doubled as a result of a stepped-up federal selective service induction program, according to an announce ment last week from state selective service headquarters. With the September draft call now expected to be six or more, official announcement of an exact quota and the number of men physically fit to meet selective service requirements are the two major problems facing the Allen county draft board. So far, 41 Allen county men are scheduled to report to Toledo for physical examinations Tuesday of next week. From this group, the September draft call will be filled, with all men taken expected to be in uniform by the end of the month. There also are indications that there will be another draft call in October. Twenty-eight Hancock county young men took physical examina tions in Toledo Wednesday of this (Continued on page 12) Better Yields Hybrid com roughly has doubled the yield per acre, enabling the farmer to produce far more grain an acre than in the past. Together with exceptionally good growing weather for the last five years, no serious droughts, plus the develop ment of borer-resistant varieties, this factor has boosted yields every where in the area. _______ Pandora Area Hangs,Up Two Record Yields FARMERS in the Pandora district hung up two record yields during the past fortnight. Albert Schutz, northeast of Pandora produced what is re garded as an all-time wheat production for this area of 64 bushels per acre on an eight acre field. Moisture content was 14.3 per cent also 552 bales of straw. HIRAM Geiger, southeast of Pandora reported an oats yield of 90 bushels to the acre testing 35 to 36 pounds to the bushel. EXCAVATION MADE FOR ANOTHER NEW RESIDENCE HERE E. J. Wahlie Starts Work on Construction of House on South Main Eleventh New House in Bluff ton’s Summer Residence Building Boom Bluffton’s building boom, going along under full steam received fresh impetus this week when E. J. Wahlie began excavating for a new home on the building lot he recently purchased from Raymond Dirmeyer on South Main street near the cor poration line. It is the eleventh new residence started since last April marking one of the most active building programs ever experienced here. Despite the new construction some of which is already completed, Bluffton’s housing situation continues as tight as ever, with would-be renters avidly seeking any available accommodations. Besides the eleven n&w under construction a number of sub stantial additions are being built to residence properties here including Norman Triplett on Grove street: Clifford Houtz in Garmatter addition and Norman Edinger on Jefferson street near the county line. Additional new construction be sides residence building includes the Bluffton College gymnasium-audit orium started last fall and now well toward completion. E. S. Miller, Bluffton auto dealer, who last spring purchased the American house on North Main street has cleared the site prepara tory to begin building a new garage structure on the location. Committees to be in charge of the coming year’s activities of the Bluffton Lions club were named at a dinner meeting of the organiza tion Tuesday night in the Walnut Grill. Presiding at the session was A. Dwight Spayth, president, who took office a month ago. Lions committees named at the meeting included the following, with the first named serving as chairman: Attendance: G. R. Bogart, Armin Hauenstein, Howard Stager, Leland Diller. Constitution and By-Laws: N. E. Byers, I. B. Beeshy, Jesse Yoakam. Convention: Forrest L. Steinman, Homer S. Gratz, Harry Yoder. Finance: Harvey Bauman, E. Wayne Amstutz, Clayton Bixel, D. W. Bixler, Emmett Stauffer. Lions Information: Frank J. Bat terson, A. E. Lichtenwalter, C. F. Niswander. Membership: A. C. Burcky, Nor man Edinger, Herbert Kindle. Program: Robert L. Artman, Ger hard Buhler, Wm. Burbick, Harold Klingler, A. J. B. Longsdorf., Ed Rice. Lion Committees Named For Comnig Year’s Activities Of Organization Publicity: Ed. Waitermire, L. L. Government price guarantees have encouraged com production and ex tended acreage, for farmers are sure they will get a good price for their crop, irrespective of the amount raised. With the advent of power farming more com acreage is available. Machines use gasoline for power, and with the disappearance of horses from the farm scene not so much BLUFFTON A Good Place to Trade NUMBER IS ____ WAR VETERAN IS NAMED DIRECTOR OF SETUP HERE Mayor Howe Announces Ap pointment of Former Service Man Tuesday Local Defense Chief Served With Military' Police in European Theatre Garnette Foltz, World War II veteran and former commander of the Bluffton post, American Legion, Tuesday was appointed Bluffton ci vilian defense chief by Mayor W. A. Howe. Foltz’s assistants in the local CD setup will be named later, following a meeting in Lima this Thursday night to coordinate the Allen county defense organization. Mayor Howe and Foltz will attend the session. Goal of the CD program is to make each community self-sufficient so far as protection of civilians is concerned, in disasters as well as in wartime, it was announced. Served Overseas Bluffton’s new civilian defense chief served in the European thea tre of war with the military police during World War IL Last year he served as commander of the Bluffton American Legion post. He is employed by the Bluffton Stone company. In completing Bluffton’s CD setup, an assistant chief will be named, plus committees to handle the fol lowing: communications, disaster squad, utility and water supply pro tection, transportation, police and fire protection, air observation crews, air raid wardens, school protection and evacuation and industrial plant safety units. A unified county program is being mapped so that in case of any dis aster, whether caused by war or .otherwise, county-wide facilities will be available. Responsible for Safety However, in case of an area-wide disaster, each civilian defense unit in the county would be responsible for the safety of those living in its community. At a meeting in Lima last Thurs day, George B. Quatman warned a group of Allen county mayors that everyone hopes the precautions being taken will be needless, but everyone must remember that one atomic bomb is capable of affecting an area as large as the county. Most farm fires are caused by faulty construction and carelessness. Ramseyer, Harry Turner, Jr. Boys and Girls: Garnette Foltz, Richard Cookson, Kimmell Marshall, Charles Hankish. Citizenship: Paul H. Cramer, Benjamin Amstutz Kent Hauenstein, E. S. Miller. Community Betterment: Stanley Basinger, Wilbur Howe, Ed. Lape, Maynard L. Geiger. Education: Ralph Basinger, Rus sell Lantz, Lorain Basinger, M. Morris Triplett. Health & Welfare: Elmer Short, Paul Diller, Walter Zimmerman. Safety: Donald Reams, Clarence Brunn, Harold Carey, Charles Emans. Sight Conservation & Blind: Gor don Bixel, Clarence Diller, Fred Getties, Roy E. Hauenstein. Greeter Committee: Past Presi dents. Plan Flower Show Here September 9 Plans for a flower show to be held in the high school gymnasium on Saturday, September 9 have been announced by the Bluffton Men's and Women’s Garden clubs. acreage is devoted to hay, and a good portion of this surplus of land goes into com each spring. Industrially, the demand for com remains on the uptrend, not only for breakfast cereals but also for com sugar, glucone, and other manufac tured food products. Don't wear loose and floppy clothes around machinery.