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A Good Place to Live VOLUME LXXV THREE BLUFFTON AREA YOUTHS ARE IN DRAFT PANEL! Allen County Group Takes Physical Examination Tuesday Allen County Board Calls Forty-one for Screening at Toldo Three Bluffton and Bluffton area young men were among 41 prospec tive draftees notified last Saturday to take pre-induction physical exam inations on Tuesday of this week, in preparation for the resumption of drafting of registrants on a wartime scale, beginning next month. In the group of 41 Allen county young men selected as the initial group from here to undergo pre induction y s i al examination screening were Laurel Bauman, Jr.. Charles B. Trippiehorn, a student at Ohio State university, and Robert J. Strotton of Route 1, Columbus. As a student resident in Columbus, Trippiehorn will take his physical examination in that city. The others were slated to go to Toledo for the examination on Tuesday. To Notify Others Eighty-two additional young men of the county will take similar pre induction physical examinations later this month, with 26 men scheduled on Aug. 15 and other quotas going to Toledo on Aug. 24, 22 men Aug. 30, 27 men and Aug 31, seven men. September induction quotas have not yet been announced, but Ohio has been asked to provide more than 5,000 draftees in Sptember and October. It has been estimated that approximately six men will be draft ed from Allen county in each of the two months. Draft procedure, established as a nation-wide selective service induc tion program, will be to call 25-year old men first and then proceed down the list of registrants in age-succes sion, according to state officials. Births The following births at Bluffton hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Ross Borkosky, Ar lington, a boy, Dennis Duane last Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Tussing, Mc Comb, a boy, Gary Lee, last Wed nesday. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kagy, Ada, a boy, Roger Lee, Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wolfrom, Rawson, a boy, Stephen Joe, Satur day. Mr. and Mrs. Felix Wisda/i Mc Comb, a girl, Ellen Kay, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Kidd, Bluff ton, a girl, Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hochstet tler, Columbus Grove, a girl, Tues day. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Staley, Bluffton, a girl, Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Montell Bibler, Con tinental, a boy, Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. George Franklin, North Hollywood, Calif., a boy, Ken neth Gene, bom at that place, Fri day. Mrs. Franklin was formerly Miss Martha Niswander, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Niswander. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Quenzer, San Miguel, Calif., a girl, Kathleen Dianne, Thursday. Mrs. Quenzer is the former Miss Marie Winkler, daughter of Albert Winkler. A concrete floor should not be painted until it is at least six months old. Concrete takes several months to dry out completely and paint applied before the concrete is dry will very likely peel off. Beaverdam voters will be asked to approve a three-mill levy, to provide additional funds for village operat ing expenses over a five-year period, at the polls in the November gen eral election. Petition asking that the levy be placed on the ballot was filed with the Allen county board of elections Saturday by Clarence G. Fischer, Beaverdam city solicitor. A similar levy was submitted to the voters last fall, but was turned down when 65 per cent of the elec torate failed to approve the measure. The vote cast at that time was 100 Three Mill Levy For Current Expenses To Be On Beaverdam Ballot This Fall THE Two young women with Bluff ton backgrounds will be compet ing in the Miss America Beauty pageant, at Atlantic City from Sept. 4 through 11, giving the town the unique distinction of having two contestants in the nation’s outstanding beauty contest. Four weeks after Miss Janice Murray, daughter of Supt. of Schools and Mrs. Aaron B. Murray, was named Philadel YOUTH’S LEG IS BROKEN IN MOTOR CYCLE ACCIDENT Nineteen Year Old Georgia Boy, Enroute Home, in Hospital Here Motorcycle Skids in Stone near Town After Being Crowded Off Road Injuries suffered last Wednesday afternoon when he was thrown from his motorcycle on the Dixie highway near Gratz crossing hospitalized Billy J. Brown, 19, of Dalton, Ga., with a broken left leg and lacerations. Brown was brought to Bluffton Community hospital in the Diller ambulance after a passing car crowd ed his southbound motorcycle from the highway. The injuries were sus tained when the cycle skidded in loose gravel at the edge of the pavement, and upset in the ditch. The mishap occurred near the Swiss Inn. His condition was reported as good at the hospital early this week. Brown and a friend were enroute to their homes in Georgia, after be ing employed in Detroit. They had bought an automobile and motorcycle which they were taking south with them, Brown riding the cycle and the friend driving the car. Sgt. Elmer Burkholder, Jr., Bluff ton’s first casualty on the Korean battlefront, is recovering in a mili tary hospital in Tokyo, Japan from a number of wounds suffered in action late last month. First details of the extent of the Bluffton sergeant’s injuries were dis closed in a letter from his wife, who is in Japan with him, received here this week by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Burkholder, Sr. In the Korean fighting, Sgt. Burk holder had bullet wounds in both lower legs others in the upper right leg and stomach mortar shell wounds in his shoulder, and shrapnel wounds in the neck and forehead. Condition Good Writing that he is out of danger and that his condition is good, Mrs. for the levy and 58 against it. Under a new state law, a favor able vote of only 60 per cent is suf ficient to put a levy in effect. If approved, the new levy will be outside the 10-mill limitation. Pres ent tax rate for the village is 16.50 mills—1.20 for the Beaverdam gen eral fund 2.45 for the county 12.65 for schools and .20 for Richland township. The proposed three-mill levy would bring the village on additional an nual yield of $1,133 on current tax valuation of the town. Richland Trustees Appoint Wade Bechtol To Fill Vacancy As Township Constable phia’s entrant for the Miss America beauty title, another contestant with a Bluffton back ground was selected last week in Arkansas when Mary ‘Tootsie” Jennings, 18, became Miss Hot Springs. Miss Jennings is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Jennings, former Bluffton residents, now living in Hot Springs. While in Bluffton the family lived in apartments in what was Two Bluffton Area Girls Sall From Seattle to Teach in Japan WADE Bechtol of South Main street has been appointed by the Richland Township trustees as township constable filling the vacancy caused by the resigna tion of John D. Garlinger, who was elected to the office last November. Action of the trustees in naming Bechtol to fill the vacancy was taken at a meeting of the board, Saturday night. New Harmon Field Sandbox Is In Use Sand has been put in the new Harmon field sandbox by the Bluff ton Junior Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Bluffton Ce ment Black Co. The new sandbox added to the playground area was made by con verting a swimming pool float en tered in the Frontiers day parade by the Triplett Electrical Instru ment Co. Jaycees Contribute $50 To Pool Fund A Donation of $50 to the munici pal swimming pool fund was made last Wednesday at a meeting of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. The money contributed was raised by the organization through park ing lot operations held in conjunc tion with the oFurth of July rodeo. In the parking concession, the Jaycees raised $65^ and the other $15 will be used to finance publicity and promotion for the pool. Burkholder continued, “I have a right to be proud of him everyone says, be cause he saved some of the men’s lives.” Mrs. Burkholder, who had been liv ing in Seabo, Japan, with her hus band, before his regiment was sent to Korea early in July went to Tokyo as soon as she learned he was in the hospital there. She wrote that she is allowed to visit him four hours a day—two in the afternoon and two in the even ing. “He believes he will be in the hospital only a few more weeks”, she wrote. “This police action in Korea, as they call it, is even worse than World War II,” Mrs. Burkholder wrote. “They mow them down and they (the North Koreans) keep right on com ing. If we just had the men and equipment—that is all they need— especially men.” Sgt. Burkholder, a bronze star winner in World War II, was wound ed in action on July 27. His 30th birthday W’as Aug. 4. The Bluffton man re-enlisted shortly after being discharged after World War II, and had been with the army of occupation in^/Japan for three years. Enroll For Florists Course In Chicago Mr. and Mrs. Richard Basinger of Basinger’s Florist shop are in Chi cago taking a special course for florists at Bright’s School of Floral Design. Emphasis is being laid on arrangement of cut flowers to achieve unique decorative effects. b£uFFTON Bluffton Sergeant Wounded in Action Being Cared for in Military Hospital in Tokyo A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 1950 Seek Volunteers for Civilian Defense Two Contestants With Bluffton Backgrounds Win Preliminaries and Enter National Beauty Pageant at Atlantic City Next Month then the Charles Sheridan prop erty on S. Jackson street, now owned by Earl Lehman. They moved from Bluffton two years ago, after Miss Jennings had completed her sophomore year in Bluffton High school. Her broth er, Jerry, was a junior here the same year. Father of the beauty Queen contestant was employed here as an electrical construction engin eer in an expansion program at LUCILLE HILTY, DOROTHY LOCHER IN ARMY SCHOOL To Teach Children of U. S. Military Personnel in Oc cupied Country' Both to Sail for Far East Latter Part of This Month, is Plan Two Bluffton young women, Miss Lucille Hilty and Miss Dorothy Locher, will leave late this month /or Yokahoma, Japan, to teach in the American school setup for children of U. S. military personnel in the occupied country. Miss Hilty is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. HiRy, 'iiSpring street, and Miss Locher’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Chris Locher, northwest of Bluffton. The two teachers will sail for Japan on the same ship late this month, after undergoing a one-week orientation program in Seattle, Wash, from where they will start their over seas journey. Leaves for Seattle Miss Hilty left Sunday evening for Seattle. A teacher in Seattle last year, Miss Locher already is there. In Japan Miss Hilty will be a teacher in the elementary grades and Miss Locher will teach in high school classes. Both young women will be in Japan on a one-year basis. Miss Locher is a graduate of Ohio State university and taught in (Continued on page 10) Contract for a new automatically controlled gas heating system for village quarters in the town hall was let Tuesday night at a special meeting of the municipal "council. The Greding hardware was award ed the contract on a bid of $803.15, including installation. With completion of the heating project, automatic gas heat will be provided next winter for the mayor’s office, council chamber* fire truck room, firemen’s recreation room, and men’s and women’s rest rooms. All rooms are on the first floor of the town hall, with the exception of the council chamber. Arrange Safe Driving Demonstration Here A safe driving demonstration will be held on Wednesday afternoon of next week at 4 o’clock on College avenue it is announced by George Te wk sb ary assistant safety director of the Ohio Farm Bureau federa tion, who will be in charge. The demonstration will be held in connection with a youth conference on the Bluffton college campus spon sored by the Ohio Farm Bureau. Youths will drive a car over a desig nated course to test their skill and timing. In event of rain the demon stration will be held the following day. $803 Automatic Gas Heat System For Town Offices Is Approved By Council the Woodcock generating plant of the Central Ohio Light and Power Co. The family came to Bluffton from Oak Ridge, Tenn., and went from here to Hot Springs. Miss Jennings was graduated last spring from Hot Springs High school, and has talent as a singer, which helped in her selec tion as the Atlantic City beauty contestant. In being named Miss Hot Springs in a contest spon Leonard Smucker, son of Rev. and Mrs. J. N. Smucker, who is in Eu rope with a collegiate summer group, has been assigned to “Agape,” a Christian youth center among the historically famous religious group, the Waldesians, of Northern Italy. This" new’ youth center is being built by students from all parts of the world, including the United States, Holland, England, France, Denmark, Switzerland, Hungary and Spain. “Agape” is the New Testa ment Greek word for “Love.” Allen county’s wheat acreage for 1951 has been increased 3,447 acres under the Federal Production and Marketing administration (AAA) program, it was stated by Clair Patterson, county chairman and in dividual allotments are expected to be in the hands of farmers early next week. Total allotment for the county’s 1951 wheat acreage has been set at 29,224 as compared with 25,777 in 1950, it w’as learned by Patterson w’ho added that allotments will be set up for all farmers listed as wheat growers under a U .S. sur vey conducted last year. The 1951 allotments will be based on the farmers’ wheat acreage rec ord in 1947, 1948 and 1949. The 1950 allotments w’ere based on 1945, 1946, 1947 and 1948 acreage rec ords. The county increase has resulted from a nationwide boost in wheat acreage because of the Korean wrar developments, federal agricultural experts said. Know and obey all traffic laws. Stop driving if you get sleepy. Church Opens Week Of Service Sunday A week of special services will open Sunday night at the Evan gelical Mennonite church on South Jackson street, it is announced by the pastor, Rev. Marlyn Egle who will be in charge, speaking every evening except Saturday which will be music night. Services will be held at 8 o’clock except on Sunday nights opening and closing the series when the hour will be 7:30 p. m. Special music is being arranged. Real Estate Deal Robert Stratton has purchased from Clyde Sutter and Mrs. Mabel Herr the property in Garmatter ad dition formerly occupied by their parents, Mrs. Henry Sutter and the late Mr. Sutter and later occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hamman. The deal was handled by Mrs. H. W. Althaus. Mr. and Mrs. Stratton have moved into the house. When a table has been marked by a hot dish, the white ring can usual ly be removed. Put a few drops of camphorated oil on the spot let it stand for a few minutes then polish with a hot cloth. NEWS Leonard Smucker Assists With Italian Student Work Program Larger Wheat Acreage Allotments To Be Given Allen County Farmers Next Week sored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, she also won a $1,000 scholarship. Miss Murray, the other beauty queen competitor with a Bluffton background, also won a $1,000 scholarship award wheat she was named Miss Philadelphia, in competition with 40 other young women. She is applying the scholarship to the further study of music, and at the same time is appearing professionally in musical productions. In the Waldesian project, it is hoped that the cooperate Christian youth center will further the inter ests of peace and understanding. Later this month, Smucker and others assigned to the “Agape” camp will join with the United States groups now in other camps and return to America by steamship. The party will land in Quebec the last w’eek in September. Smucker also was fortunate in seeing the w’orld-fanled Passion Play performed at Oberamergau, late last month. CONSTRUCTION OF ANOTHER HOUSE IS UNDER WAY HERE Twelfth House in Summer Building Boom Started First of Week Employee at Woodcock Plant Building Bungalow on North Dixie Bluffton’s building boom continued in high gear this week, with the start of another new home, the town’s 12th of the summer. In the latest construction project, Cecil Fitzpatrick, who came here from Findlay to work at the Central Ohio Light and Power Co. generating plant, is building a bungalow-type residence on the North Dixie high way, north of the Kermit Kibele property. Fitzpatrick, his wife and little daughter will live in a house trailer at the site until the house is com pleted. The decision to build was made after the family was unable to! find a house after coming here from Findlay. Tight Housing Despite the booming construction program in the town, Bluffton’s hous ing situation has continued as tight as ever, with would-be renters avidly seeking available accommodations. Building projects launched during the summer have included the follow ing: Everett Sutermeister, Harmon road Charles Patterson, Garau street John Herrmann and Ross Irwin, Cherry street Ivan Johnson, county line road D. A. McGinnis, Garmatter addition Miss Dawn Stonehill, S. Jackson street Joel Kimmel,, S. Main street Howard Stager, East College avenue Ed Steiner, Spring street Dr. B. W. Travis, W. Kibler street E. J. Wahlie, S. Main street. Olan Lewis also is excavating for a house on Harmon road. Many Additions In addition to the imposing list of new residences there have been a number of building additions to pres ent homes including those of Norman Triplett, Grove street Clifford Houtz, Garmatter addition Norman Edinger, Jefferson street, and Robert Lugin buhl, W. Elm street. Other new’ construction has includ ed a recently completed double garage at the E. C. Ludwig residence on Poplar street, and the Harry Ewing residence, Harmon road. In the Bluffton community, Ernest Bosse is building a new home on his farm, one mile east of Bluffton, for merly the Johnson place. BLUFFTON A Good Place to Trade NUMBER 17 REGIST ER FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT OFFICE OF MAYOR Harry Bogart, World War II Veteran is Named Assistant Chief Richland Township to Register in Bluffton and Beaver and Volunteers will be sought in a two day registration campaign Friday and Saturday for Bluffton’s Civilian De fense program, organization of which is being set up to serve the com munity in case of wartime emerg encies and other disasters. Registration for the community service project will be held from 11 a. m. until 9 p. m. Friday and Sat urday in the office of Mayor Wilbur A. How’e. Anyone 18 years of age or older can volunteer. In addition to CD volunteers from the city, residents of Richland town ship who vote in Bluffton also are urged to register, as a part of the community protection service. A separate registration will be held in Beaverdam for that village and the southern half of the township. Bogart is Assistant As the community’s CD program continued to take shape this week with the drafting of volunteers, Harry Bogart, World War II veteran and a local postal employe, was Inamed Bluffton’s Assistant Civilian Defense Chief. He will serve with Garnette Foltz, who was appointed the town’s Civil ian Defense Director last week, in setting up Bluffton’s CD program as a part of a coordinated county-wide campaign. Following the registration of vol unteers this week, the next step will be in making assignments of workers to some phase of the civilian defense program locally. Announced goal of the movement is to make each com munity self-sufficient so far as pro tection of civilians is concerned, in disasters as well as in wartime. Committee Operation In completing Bluffton’s CD setup, 10 separate units will be organized and trained on various phases of dis aster work. Volunteers obtained in the regis tration the latter part of this week will man the various phases of the overall program, consisting of: com munications, disaster squad, utility and water supply protection, trans portation, police and fire protection, air observation crews, air raid war dens, school protection, evacuation and industrial plant safety units. Governor Lausche At Cairo Friday A capacity crowd is expected in Cairo Friday night when Gov. Lausche dedicates the new Memorial Park in that village. Grounds for the park w’ere purchased by the Cairo Recreation Assn, in 1941 and re cently deeded to the village for a playground and baseball field. Wel come banners have been strung across both entrances to the com munity and arrangements have been made to meet the governor’s en tourage by an equestrian color guard at the junction of Route 65. The parade will proceed eastward to the Memorial Park bolstered by school bands from Elida and Vaughnsville. The local Ameircan Legion Post will conduct the flag raising ceremony and following the governor’s dedicatory speech a base ball game between the Cairo Mer chants and Botkins is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p. m. Former Opera Singer At St. John Church Rhea Marie Gershon, Russian-born converted Jewess will be heard in a program of gospel songs at St. John Mennonite church near Pandora, Sunday night at 8 o’clock. A form er opera and concert artist she is now devoting her talents to work in the religious and evangelistic field. Takes Position As Electronic Engineer Wilhelm Amstutz, Jr., has accept ed a position with the Civil Aero nautics administration as electronic engineer in the Department of Com merce, technical development and evaluation center at Wier-Cook field at Indianapolis. He will begin his new work August 21.