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THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 1959
FIRE LOSSES in the U. S..l£ ♦npftcuw* uwA "i'i3.ce to Live 84 YEAR NO. 28 20 Blocks Of Street Work Completed of Approximately 20 blocks Bluffton streets were treated with an asphalt sealer and stone chips this week, completing the village street maintenance program for this year. Street Commissioner William Gaiffe said that the program would exhaust approximately $4, 700, all the village has available v for street repairs. The tar and chips were laid by Cliff Cossett, Findlay road contractox Earlier in the sum mer the village crew consumed 6,200 gallons of tar and a quan tity of stone chips in patching holes in the streets. ex- Mayor David L. Risser plained that some of the village’s better streets were sealed in or der to preserve them from de terioration caused by water en tering small cracks, freezing and disintegrating the surface. Other streets, which seem to be in poor er condition, must await major repairs when more adequate funds are available. Council’s street committee feels it would be a waste of mon ey to surface treat some streets which lack adequate foundation, especially since there are not sufficient funds to surface treat all of the streets. It is a matter Of trying to save the best streets, they say. Streets resurfaced include Col lege avenue east of the rail road Geiger and Mound streets College to Cherry Grove street, Main to Kibler College avenue, Main street to Little Riley bridge, and Thurman street, Route 103 to Elm street. The downtown parking lot was also to be tarred and chipped and as much of Main street was to be sealed as remaining ma terials permitted. Dayton Pastorlone, To Speak At Harvest Home The Rev. Harold H. Jung, pastor of Central United Church of Christ in Dayton and former president of the Southwest Ohio Synod of the Evangelical and Re formed church, will be the guest minister at St. John’s annual Harvest Home Festival Sunday morning. The annual festival service is scheduled for 10:45 Sunday morn ing. Combined choirs under the di rection of Mrs. Robert Stratton will sing the thanksgiving an them, “Praise the Lord, O Jeru salem” by J. H. Mauder. Miss Margaret Groman will play the organ. The harvest motif will be car ried out in the church chancel decorations prepared by church school classes of Mrs. Clarence Brunn and Norman Edinger. Gifts of jellies and canned fruit will be offered to the Fort Wayne Children’s home and the Upper Sandusky Home for the Aged. Emmanuel church congregation will be special guests at the festival. Visitors are also invited to the church at the corner of College avenue and Jackson street. Move To Improve Curriculum In Junior High stu- Bluffton’s seventh grade dents will study Ohio history, geography and government and the seventh and eighth grade stu dents will receive special guid ance attention for the first time this year, according to an an nouncement by R. E. Schmunk, high school principal. The improvement in the school curriculum was made possible by the employment of Mrs. Jean Triplett on the high school faculty to replace Louis Lorenzen, who resigned in September. Students will become acquaint ed with Bluffton government or ganization and the History of the local area. Mrs. Triplett expects to bring into the students jects. several Bluffton citizens class to talk with the concerning these sub- The Junior High guidance pro gram will also be under the di rection of Mrs. Triplett. Several periods each week will be de voted to vocational and scholas tic guidance on the feroup and individual level. Know The Candidates Clayton Bixel (R) Janies B. Heininger (R) Only three members of Bluff ton’s present village council are candidates for re-election for an other two-year term when bal lots are cast in November. For the most part all seven of the other candidates are new comers to municipal politics. None have held public office of any kind with the exception of who served on the Board of Public Affairs. To assist voters in becoming better acquainted with all of the candidates, The Bluffton News is publishing the photographs and information about each candidate supplied from questionnaires filled out by the candidates. This week the photos and iden tifications of eight of the 12 can didates follow. Next week the re mainder will be carried together with the candidates for Mayor, Clerk and Treasurer. Clayton Bixel (R) A former automobile dealer, Mr. Bixel is now busy erecting a new super market store build ing on Vance street, which will be occupied by Urich’s IGA market. He also has an interest in the Bluffton Airport and Bluff ton Flying Service, and has long been active in the Business Men’s association. He and Mrs. Bixel live in their new home recently completed on South Main street. Mr. Bixel lists a number of matters which he deems to be im portant problems before the city fathers, to keep isolated gaining as possible, he stated. He also would urge council to use its in fluence to obtain a business route through the city maintained by the state. He regards the lack of adequate surface drainage sewers in many parts of town as a major problem and advocates better platting of sewer locations. Better police communications is another improvement in village service, he suggests. Efforts should be made Bluffton from becoming from new U. S. 25 by as many access points Janies W. Benroth (D) An assemblyman in the Pure Pak division of the Bluffton Ex Cell-O plant, James W. Benroth lives with his wife and one son, Jan, at 220 W. Elm street. Mr. Benroth served for a per iod on the board of public affairs. He has also served as chairman of the board of trustees of the United Presbyterian church of Bluffton and on the church’s God & Country Boy Scout award committee. He is presently scout master of Bluffton Troop 256, a member of the Bluffton Radio club, Sportsmen’s club and Amer ican Legion. He has served as adjutant and is now historian of the Legion post. “Major problem of the village, it appears to me, is financing the many improvements which are seriously needed. I feel that the adoption of an adequate build ing code and zoning regulations are uppermost among the prob lems.” i Betty Stratton (R) Mrs. Stratton, a former school Village To Elect New Council November 3 James W. Benroth (D) Wayne Matter (D) teacher, is now a homemaker for her husband, Robert sixth grade teacher, two children at 111 street. Stratton, and their Garmatter the Wom Youth Senior at St. She is president of an’s Republican club a Fellowship director and and Junior Choir Director United Church of Christ. Associate Matron, Order Eastern Star and Girl Day Camp Director the John’s She is of the Scout past two years. The problems of a small com munity such as ours are always many, says Mrs. Stratton. We need better streets with curbing and sidewalks. The control of of storm water is important in many sections of the village. Of course all of these things require money, and it is easier to see the needs than to accomplish a solution. Helen Tschantz (D) Helen (Mrs. Fred) Tschantz is the other women candidate for village council. Secretary at the Triplett Electrical Instrument Co., in charge of export orders, she also makes a home for her husband and three children at 507 North Main street. In civic affairs, she has held various offices in the Bluffton Business and Professional Wom en’s club and is currently vice presideint. She served as presi dent of the PTA for two years, has headed the Cancer Drive locally and assisted in UF and other drives, of St. John’s Christ. “I think the problems are the condition of our streets and the needs of our water department. I understand ways must be found for financing both these projects in a fair and equitable way. She is a member United Church of two most pressing Long range planning should in clude efforts to attract desirable new industry, zoning restrictions, and provision for wholesome rec reation for youth and adults.” James B. Heinlnger (R) The Rev. James B. Heininger is pastor of the Bluffton First Suffers Injury To Three Fingers In Mower Mishap Loren Core, thirteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Core of South Main street, suf fered severe lacerations of three fingers on his left hand last Sat urday afternoon while operating a power lawn mower at the farm residence of his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. David Myers, south of Bluffton. Young Core was attempting to unclog cuttings from the blower at the side of the mower when his fingers came in contact with the rotating blade. He was taken to Bluffton Com munity hospital where the badly battered fingers were treated by Dr. B. W. Travis. Early this week it appeared that the fingers would be saved. THE BLUFFTON NEWS A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY BLUFFTON, OHIO THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 1959 Betty Stratton (R) Helen Tschantz (D) Charles M. Hankish Jr. (R) Richard II. Jordan (D) Methodist church and active in many phases of village life. He lives with his wife and two chil dren at 110 North Jackson street, Bluffton. He serves as secretary of the weekday religious education council, chaplin of the American Legion, president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, a di rector of the Lions club and board member of the United Fund. He has also served in the past as chaplain of the Masonic lodge president of the Bluffton Ministerial association and ad visor of the Bluffton Youth Fed eration. Rev. Heininger lists as the im- Hallowe’en Street Celebration Date Changed to Saturday, Oct. 31 The Bluffton community Hal lowe’en celebration, originally announced for October 30, will be held instead on ning, October 31, nounced this week Clyde Ernsberger. Saturday eve it was an by Chairman The program again to be spon sored by the Business Men’s as sociation will be held in the down town business section. Permis sion to close Main street from Church to Elm street for the costume parade will be asked of village council. The street would be blocked from 6:30 until o’clock. 9:00 the Mr. Ernsberger said that parade would start at o’clock. The Modern Woodman Insurance cofnpany will contrib ute 1000 magic blackboards and five major prizes for the pro gram. A $3 gift certificate will also be awarded by the Business Men’s association for the most original and most comic costume in each of three age divisions. 7:30 The age divisions are: 1. Chil dren of pre-school ages includ ing kindergarten. 2. Grade school children grades one through 10. 3. Senior high school and adults. BHS Open House Set November 10 There are good schools, and there are better schools. How does Bluffton high school rate? Principal Roy E. Schmunk suggests that you visit the high school. Sit in on some of the classes. Talk with the the principal, the teachers, students, there is ment, see help. If you feel that room tor improve what you can do to Mr. Schmunk suggests that you visit your schools at any time, but urges that the visit be made especially American Education Nbvember^-IL during Week, 10, has special Tuesday, Nbvember been set aside as a open house day at the high school. portant local problems: 1. curb ing and street repair. 2. Need of Youth Canteen- with stress on crafts. 3. An auxiliary water pump for the community in case of natural or international dis aster, unit. 4. A community disaster Wayne Matter (D) Matter, a timekeeper at the Mr. Ex-Cell-O Corp, plant in Lima, resides with his wife and five children at 116 Riley street. He is a past master of Bluffton C^asonic lodge No. 432, a past master of the Richland Grange, serves as treasurer of Emman uel’s United Church of Christ and (See “Know Candidates” p. 10) A special prize of $3 will also be awarded to the best cos tumed group. will be on Vine separate registra each division. If Registration street with a tion desk for rained out, the celebration will be cancelled. Committeemen in charge are: Clyde Ernsberger, general chair man Harold Balmer, judges Robert E. Stratton, parade mar shal, assisted by Robert Nonna maker William Edwards, pre sent petition to council Gene Benroth, decorating business sec tion William Edwards, registra tion chairman Robert Crow, treats Maurice Fett, public ad dress system Ronald Anderson, music. Charles Hilty Named to GOP Central Comm Charles Hilty, associate editor of The Bluffton News, has been appointed, to the Allen County Republican Central Committee, it was announced this week by Kent B. McGough, chairman of the executive committee. Mr. Hilty will be Republican precinct executive in Bluffton’s Precinct B, a post held for many years until his death by Armin Hauenstein. He will serve by appointment until the May primary electior” when indications are that he wil be a candidate for election to th[ Central Committee from Sutermeister To judging committee. Di i_»i To B. S. Jamboree VbbIb Everett A. Sutermeister, Blufi ton scoutmaster, has been name one of six Boy Scout leaders fror the Put-Han-Sen area who wii accompany 74 boys from thi rmabo^e„e“‘enscoto rado Springs. Nine Bluffton scout: are among the 74 registered tc make the trip in July. I MAIN ST Councilman Charles Hankish, I dill chairman of the street commit- [fJT Tri tee, pointed out that council has been meeting all needs of village I operation on the same tax rate 1TT1 4*4*. Prizes Awarded In BS Model Show A model sailboard constructed by Gene Lehman won first prize in the Boy Scout model show held Tuesday evening at a Parents Night meeting in the First Men nonite church. The prize was a model plane gasoline engine. Second prize, a plastic model plane kit, went to Lee Cookson for his model of the U. S. Con stitution third prize, a plastic model plane, went to Richard Little who exhibited a model space ship and fourth prize went to Thomas Brauen, on his model racing car. Stanley were two Go-Kart racing cars ex-1 son basso. Julian Parris is the tn sa (stage Bloodmoblle Visits Lima October 27 P-?-’ I 1 The Red Cross Bloodmobile I done by Mr. Dewey with a back Unit from the Ft. Wayne Region-1 ground of authentic music re al center will be in Lima Tues-|corded ‘n Africa. day, October 27. I Wildlife, tropical flowers The center of operations will (primitive natives open the pic be in the auditorium of the Al-1 tore and prepare the audience len County Historical Museum, I for the main picture story. Some 620 West Market street, from 101 of the stops include Johannes a. m. to 4 p. m. AND THE PreciniiPPI EST DRIVING A SINGLE COPY 8c UF Drive Gets Flying Start Hits 28 Pct On Opening Day Street Committee Urges Levy Support The adoption of the proposed I bear, he said. Ivassers were advised by UF Ex two mill extra tax levy would I The other member of the street Iecutive Secretary Woodrow Lit enable Bluffton to put practical-1 committee is Wilbur Amstutz. Itle 11131 slightly over $2,000 in ly every street in town in good [They met Monday to determine Icasb and pledges had been turn condition within the next five [how far approximately $4,700 |ed 1® from the partially com years, Mayor David L. Risser I would go in the village street [pieled industrial and business said Monday at a meeting of I maintenance program this fall (canvass. council’s street committee. I Some money was spent earlier The mayor added that he be-1 in the summer for street patch-Icouraged to do their utmost to lieved, if the village were to con-ling. Commissioner Gaiffe report-1leave 00 focal home unvisited tinue the levy for a second five-1 ed that the village crew had con-1and to see 11131 110 individual year period, curbs and gutters I sumed 6,200 gallons of tar and|rnissed 0,6 opportunity of shar could be installed in most parts I the necessary stone chips in theling in financial support of of the town. I patching work. “We’re going to talk up the I Passage of the ______ __ levy as much as possible, but I levy would provide an addition we’re not planning to ring door-I al $13,000 per year for the street bells or conduct any organized (program, bringing the total to campaign,” Mayor Risser said. [more than $18,000 annually. “We feel that our citizens rea-l lize the need and we are hope-1 ful they will support this means T} of meeting the problem.” I V i IT1 two-mill I I C3tUT*P DlUHtOn which has been levied for years. “We’re falling short only on street maintenance. And there we need some help,” Mr. Hank- (village as outsiders view it when ish said. [WIMA-TV presents a “Special I Bluffton residents will see the Councilman Ed Chamberlain I Bepo,rt advocated that the future street I program should aim at recon-1 ,r _____ ___ ____ _________ __ struction from the base up as |cover churches, factories, [the National °Polio Foundation was done recently on High street (schools, the business district and |and American Cancer Society ex between Lawn avenue and Ropp|Blufft°n college. Many historical Lending an invitation to join the hall. (photographs will be used. (i960 campaign. October 29 at 7:30 p. m. The street was torn up com-1 WIMA cameramen and news-1 “The people of the Bluffton pletely and a heavy bed of |men have been here several (community strongly support a crushed rock laid before the sur-ldmes in P381 weeks preparing (unified campaign where there is face was completed. Uor die program. The scripts will [but one annual house-to-house so- Street Commissioner William Ibe written by WIMA-TV news-Licitation with little campaign Gaiffe noted that the problem is Imen Gene Rockwell and Hank I and administrative expense,” the solved only by laying a heavy I Harv ’eyr, with Rockwell doing the I letters stated. base. Our streets were never Inarration- I Officials of both organizations built for the heavy truck loads! Many Bluffton businessmen are I again answered that it would be they are now called upon to I cooperating to present the pro-1 contrary to their national policy gram. Friday evening at 8:30 in Ram- (campaign, seyer chapel the Continental -1 Solicitors Aires, a negro male quartette, Lunds and will present a program appealing [headquarters temporarily set up .to all tastes. I at the Leland Diller Insurance asingeri The group includes Clinton Hol-1 agency. ™adeJth!„^^nUtlOn for the|land, tenor Brooks Alexander, ______ rw i 4. I •^n3r’ Wanza L. King, baritone-1 A vprao*p Of special interest to the boys lnarrator and j. Wayland Jack-1 hibited by Burke Neville of thelvoca] arranger and accompanist. I The averaee dailv attendance Neal Machine and Tool Co.,| Tuesdav evenin'* October 27 I- average daily attendance irnn I i uesaay evening, October Z7,|in BIuffton spools as of Octo- BLUFFTON A Good Place to Trade A1,ce and *rth“r Dev"V aP- ber 9 was 810. Superintendent A. pear on the Ramseyer chapel Murray ed ,Q the CTOrYn TZN T"X4-n of education. to present their latest col- lored film. “Africa, Land of Con- ne running commentary is I burg. South African metropolis According to Lima Red Cross (Pretoria, capital of the Union of officials, “0” type donors are es-1 South Africa a drive down the|dy* The addition of a kindergar pecially needed at this time, I Cape of Good Hope dancing ofFen toree years ago has aided in with either the positive or nega-1 colorful Zulus and a visit to their [increasing the attendance figures, five RH factors. [reservation. you ever drove See your local authorized Chevrolet dealer WILLIAMS CHEVROLE1 Il ILLIMIflW Vrfl IWLU ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION BY MAIL |3.«« Off to a headstart this year with early industrial and business solicitation, the Bluffton Rich land Township United Fund drive had actually reached the 28 per cent mark before the official kick-off Monday evening. Volunteer door-to-door can- I solicitors were I the community’s health, I Bluffton LF Special filmed sequences will (letters had again been sent to I |Musk-LeCtUre Series Brings Two Features en- welfare tax|and youth organizations. Ten dif Iferent agencies are supported by I the single campaign. I UF Campaign Chairman Rich I ard Cookson emphasized the need I for making sure contributors re- lalize they are supporting many I calls for assistance. “Give Your I Fair Share” is the slogan for the 11960 drive. “In many places in the united effort an hour’s pay per Cookson reminded ers. a fair share is considered month,” Mr. his co-work Better local employment situ ation and general prosperity and assurance of good business pros |pects provide a good outlook for Th =3 l^e success of the campaign, UF officials noted that t0 accept the invitation, that they must conduct separate drives. This year the local UF direc tors have allocated $200 of drive receipts to Medical Research Program. This agency has the approval of local physicians and health workers. The Bluffton Hospital auxiliary will also receive $1,000 from the United Fund and has discontin ued its annual membership drive. I Two attractions have been I Total 1960 budget is $8,119.22, booked within the next week for Ibut goal of the current drive is the Bluffton college Music Lee-1 only $7,392, tore Series. I taken from the remainder being surplus of last year’s are turning in their reports to the UF AttendanceAffpnrlpinpp Now 810 in Schools study of average atten Mr. that was In a Murray’s records it is nearly double in the school year the attendance dance, showed what it 1943-44 when was all but dis- and |ordy ft bad been at an ^time high of 706 in 1936 37, dropped off when the school trict lost some of its rural area in the Cory-Rawson consolida tion. Since then it has grown stead- Births The following births were re corded at Bluffton Community hospital during the past week: Mr. and Mrs. Dean Falk, Bluffton, a boy, Thomas Ray, bom Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Powell, Findlay, a Thursday. girl, Patty Jo, bom Mrs. Larry Ream, girl, Kathy Rene, Mr. and Findlay, a bom Friday. Mr. and Mrs. James Alt, Pan dora, a girl, Elizabeth Ann, bom I Saturday. I Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. An- [derson, Bluffton, a girl, Nancy Jo, born Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bad ertscher, Bluffton, a boy, Rich ard Deane, born Monday. Mr. and Mrs. J. William Boehr, a girl, Christine Elaine, bom Sat urday in Detroit, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. John Boehr of Bluffton are BLUFFTON the paternal grandparents.