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weather turns cool. That’s
Possibilities: Find a w
glycerol, and whammo—a
mess of the little beasts.
Decision: Which track 1
to digest or working on a
way, the results could be ir
Hog raisers may soor
Latest North Dakota res
that contain pentachloro]
toxic to hogs—especialy
Martin Luther
Film Here Sunday
Reformation Sunday will be ob
served by Bluffton churches No
vember 1 with the showing of a
full feature-length film, "Martin
Luther,” in the high school audi
The Rev. James Heininger said
that the film will be shown by
the ministerial association at
2:30 and again at 5 p. m. An
offering will be taken to defray
expenses of bringing the film
Key to the Northwest confer
ence championship lies in the
hands of the Bluffton Pirates’ de
If their grip weakens the title
can slip away to Columbus Grove
after Friday night’s game
Harmon field. If they retain
master touch the Pirates will
peat as NWC leaders.
BUSINE!IPolitical Cauldron
Another farm si|
Agricultural research somet^"^
up with mighty important Vi
Here’s what happened
western college:
Problem: Find out wha|
beetles to break down harf
cellulose. Isolate the enzyni
animals would have less t)
In the North Dakota*
noticeable when the hoj
treated wood.
Reason these chemica
of hog farming is that
preservatives to make tn
forms last longer.
Best advice: If you’ri
ly find its way to the hoi
dried before you apply tl
will be absorbed more
Now if you want a n|
that’ll boost profits wit
hog raisers that are swil
Meal. Super Maxi-Meal i
value, releasing tremend
to provide against slowc
Maxi-Meal gives you a
Acid to fight scours, ar
help prevent parakerat
against worms. Start
Super Maxi-Meal now, I
Harold F. Klingler (D)
For Mayor
Wilbur Amstutz (R)
For Mayor
Bluffton’s mayoralty
incumbent Mayor David L.
Hot off the farm wire
year hay supplies in
above average in relation
estimate predicts total ou the Democratic nomination open
years, but below other yei to a newcomer in municipal
crops pulling average up politics, Harold Klingler, with
at the mid-point of the cu two-time Councilman Wilbur Am
from 1958 ... at same tiq stutz as his Republican opponent,
was estimated 4% lower
says dairy and truck far formation on both of' the can
disease, blames it on str( dilates gathered from question
USDA reports that fall ap naires submitted to them. Also
Kentucky bluegrass and included are photos and identifi
disease than spring applj cations of the candidates for
November 20-26. offices of village clerk and
lage treasurer.
Larger eggs, high produ
you get with Pillsbury’s Wl,bur Amstutz (R)
lO’/a month-old MaxiLay Mr. Amstutz is a partner in
96.7% A or AA. And they the Klay and Amstutz Construc
Queen weighs only 4 pounltion company doing general con
Queen consumes about Instruction work in the Bluffton
regular 5% pound commeifcommunity. He makes his home
production, larger eggs, loiwith his wife and two sons at
about the Maxi-Lay Queen
it 236 North Spring street. They
ilso have a married daughter.
Poultry raisers can look fo| A member of Bluffton council
next year, but it’s still goinor two terms, Mr. Amstutz is
the kind of profits you des generally recognized as an in­
In fact, from now urdependent thinker interested in
forecasting egg prices av&ommunity welfare. He serves as
year ago at this time. a member of the city planning
During the first half commission as well.
should climb up to about In fraternal affairs, Mr. Am
Broiler prices are expecteistutz is a past master of Bluffton
year ago. Lodge No. 432 F.&A.M. and an
At the same time, officer of Ada Chapter No. 138,
slightly below year-earlieiR.A.M. He is superintendent of
As you well know, fee the County Line Sunday School
and teaches a class. In recent
years he has served as secretary
treasurer of Bluffton’s popular
—not so much the price
That’s why a lot of sm
Pillsbury’s BEST Layera
Midg“t Football association.
"Thero are many problems
facing us as a village today.
Passage of the two-mill levy will
relieve our street problems,” Mr.
Amstutz said, "but other major
problems are the need for im
proved secondary sewers from
our homes to the main trunk
lines. Much work remains to be
done on our zoning and building
code, also.”
Harold F. Klingler (D)
Harold Klingler may be a
newcomer to municipal politics,
but is far from unknown in civic
NWC “Game of the Year” Sends Grove
Against Pirates Friday at Harmon Field
rest of the way.
Injuries are riding heavily on
the Pirates. Rough riding tackle
Rudy Steiner is definitely side
lined after injuring a vertebra
last week. Cal Oppermann is still
practically immobile and Gene
Mathewson, who suffered a pair
of broken fingers in a JV game,
is a question mark.
Certainly the "game of
year” in the conference, it
matches the two leaders, the on
ly two clubs with a chance to
win the pennant. A Bluffton vic
tory or tie will clinch the title
for them. A Columbus Grove vic
hry will make the Bulldogs over
timing favorites to go the
A top flight defensive perform
ance is a necessity, for the Pi
rates’ plow horse backfield is
hardly likely to loosen up for
another five touchdown blast like
the one set off at Spencerville.
Slow but steady, their best pace
seems to be one or two touch
downs a game against the strong­
Candidates For Town Offices
Risser served notice early in the
year that he would not be a
third-term candidate. This left
The Bluffton News presents in-
Norman Edinger (D)
For Clerk
David W. Doty (R)
For Clerk
affairs of the community. He
best known as a congenial
Prudential In­
agent for the
surance company in the Bluffton
area. He lives at 126 Poplar
street with his wife and their
three children.
He is president of the Bluff
ton-Richland Township United
Fund which has just completed
its 1960 campaign, and is active
in welfare work as chairman of
Construction of Bluffton col
lege’s new Music hall is expect
ed to get underway by Novem
ber 15, it was announced
Tuesday afternoon when
tracts were awarded on the
The general contract
awarded to a Lima firm, C. M.
Dingledine, on the lowest bid sub
mitted, $125,416, Dr. Lloyd L.
Ramseyer, president of the col
lege announced.
The contract for the electrical
work went to the Suburban Elec
tric company, Lafayette, on a
bid of $10,784, and Dr. Ramsey
er said the board of directors
awarded the heating and plumb
ing contract to Boughan Bros.,
Lima. The total amount of the
latter bid was not completely es
tablished because several
sions were to be made
various alternates in the
Although complete figures
not available, it appeared
costs might exceed the original
estimate somewhat.
The building will be located in
the wooded area along College
in front of old College
prepared by McLaugh
Keil, Lima architects,
a building 126 feet long
feet wide in modified
lin and
call for
and 77
Georgian style.
It will provide facilities for
campus activities in addition to
music. There will be a general
Dwight Nichols and Jim Alt
staetter may be the most explo
sive pair of running back the Pi
rates have faced. Lynn Darby
shire, a slick passer who engi
neered the Bulldogs’ only touch
down against the Pirates last
year, has been tuned up for Bluff
ton and may finally be ready to
appear after being kept out by
illness practically all year.
Almost as crippling as the in
juries have been- mid-season
slumps by some of the Pirates.
(See "Game” p. 10)
Lois Basinger (D)
For Treasurer
Paul M. King (R)
For Treasurer
the local Salvation Army service
unit. He is a past president of
the Bluffton Lions club and is
serving as vice president of the
Bluffton Community Hospital
board. His church membership
is with St. John’s United Church
of Christ and he is a member of
Bluffton Post American Legion
and of the Bluffton Business
Men’s association.
(See Political” p. 5)
Lima Firms Given Contracts
On College’s New Music Hall
It was estimated that the build
ing could be erected and some
equipment could be supplied at a
cost of about $180,000.
Bluffton on TV
Tonight, 7:30
THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 1959
on Bluffton,"
picturing the
see it its
college, fac-
"Special Report
a television show
village as others
churches, schools,
tories and business district
will be on WIMA-TV tonight,
Thursday, at 7:30 o’clock.
The report, narrated by Gene
Rockwell, WIMA newscaster, is
one of the series of shows fea
turing communities of this area.
WIMA cameramen and news
men have spent several days in
Bluffton preparing the script.
Bluffton business and industrial
firms are sponsoring the presen
following births were re­
corded at Bluffton Community
hospital during the past week:
Mr. and Mrs. Corel Welch,
Rawson, a girl, Kathy Lon, born
er clubs and Columbus Grove
certainly one of the stronger,
not the strongest club on the
Mr. and Mrs. David Reel, Jen
era, a boy, Ronald Keith, born
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nungest
er, Lafayette, a girl, Rhonda
Kay, born Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Diller, Col.
Grove, a boy, bom Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Schmidt
(Pat Joseph), Bluffton, a girl,
Julie Ann, born Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. David McCul
lough, Gilboa, a boy, Ronald
Daivd, bom Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Latta,
McComb, a girl, Karen Marie,
bom Wednesday.
Main Street
Spook Party
Saturday Nite
What promises to be Bluffton’s
biggest Hallowe’en celebration in
years is taking shape for this
Saturday night on Main street.
Blocking the street to traffic
and turning it over to the masked
crowd of merrymakers is a new
departure for local Hallowe’en
celebrations. It may set a prece
dent for additional Saturday night
hi-jinx to preserve the Bluffton
community’s Saturday night bus
iness tradition.
Sponsored by the Bluffton Bus
iness Men’s association, the Sat
urday night activity is expected
to please families who wish to
shop and show the youngsters a
good time all at once.
The party will open with a cos
tume parade at 7:30. Jan Em
mert, high school football an
nouncer, will handle the public
address system and announce the
William Edwards, in charge of
organizing this year’s registra
tion, said that there will be four
places for contestants to sign up
in their respective divisions. Reg
istration will start at 6:30 o’clock.
Each registrant will be given a
parade number.
Robert Stratton, sixth grade
teacher, will be in charge of or
ganizing the parade
marshal. He will be
Robert Nonnamaker,
Modern Woodman
as parade
assisted by
agent for
The parade will circle within
the two blocks between Church
and Elm streets. Judges’ stands
will be located along Main street
within the parade area.
Main street will be decorated
for the party by artists from
grade school through college lev
els. Cardboard Hallowe’en char
acters were prepared under su
pervision of Darvin Luginbuhl,
college art instructor.
Maurice Fett is in charge of
the public address system and
Ronald Anderson will be in
charge of the spook music which
will emanate from the Town
Hall chimes system.
Clyde Ernsberger, Bluffton
jeweler, is general chairman of
tiie party.
Future Teachers
On Program At
PTA Tuesday
purpose room, 38 feet by 48
for use by orchestra, band
choruses. Three classrooms
be located along one side of the
building. There will be an organ
practice room and eight other
practice rooms for general pur
Bluffton parents will have
acquaint them
outlook of their
of the future
opportunity to
selves with the
school teachers
next Tuesday evening at the Par
ent-Teachers association meet
ing in the Elementary building at
8 o’clock.
The program will include a dis
cussion group made up of mem
bers of the Ohio Student Educa
tion association led by John Hall,
an officer of the Ohio Education
association. The panel will in
clude students from several col
leges including Bluffton college.
They will discuss their future pro
fession as they see it now.
Members of the entire O.S.E.A.
chapter at Buffton college have
been invited to attend the meet
Know The Candidates
F. Edgar Chamberlain (R)
Last week The News carried
the photos and identifications of
eight of the 12 candidates for
village council whose names will
appear on the ballots November
This week the remaining four
candidates are listed. Information
about each of the candidates is
taken from a questionnaire filled
out by the individual.
F. Edgar Chamberlain (R)
Mr. Chamberlain is one of
Richard Kizer (D)
Robert Snodgrass and Richard
Kizer head the tickets as both
parties present almost complete
slates in Beaverdam municipal
elections next Tuesday.
Snodgrass, the incumbent
mayor, appears twice on the Re
publican ticket, one of the rare
instances in Ohio history where
this has happened.
Re-nominated for council last
August, he was elevated to mayor
when Donald Barber was killed
in an airplane accident. The
death of Barber made it possible
to nominate Mr. Snodgrass to
take his place, but state election
officials ruled that his name
could not be taken from the bal
lot for council.
If elected to both positions he
may choose the one he wishes to
There is opposition for every
office. Six candidates seek three
Red Feather Victory Scored
As 1960 Drive Goes Over Top
Ballot Oddity Marks
Beaverdam Town Election
Nearly every home in the
munity was spotted by
flecks of tar tracked in
Main street, when the tar and
chip surface disintegrated dur
ing a prolonged rain and clung to
auto tires. It found its way into
garages and thence into living
rooms. Sunday church carpeting
was soiled and Saturday eve
ning business places found the
mess on their tile floors.
‘‘No one can be more sorry
than your village officials for
what happened,” Mayor David L.
Risser explained time and again
in reply, to phone calls and per
sonal visits.
At the Tuesday evening coun
cil meeting he told a group of
visiting Business and Profession
al Women’s club members:
Village Electing New Council
Fred Reichenbach (D)
three incumbent councilmen who
are candidates for re-election. He
is completing his second year
and serves as member of the im
portant street committee.
He and Mrs. Chamberlain have
operated the Minerva Beauty
shop for the past 31 years. It is
located at their home at 112
Cherry street. Mr. Chamberlain
at one time also operated a
household appliance business in
the Main street building which
Robert Snodgrass (R)
spots on the school board, there
are 11 nominees for six spots on
the council and both parties
have candidates for mayor and
With the proposed water sys
tem the biggest item facing the
Beaverdam government, a can
didate’s attitude towards the
plan is expected to weigh heavily
on his chances next Tuesday.
Street Repairs Bring
Town Black Weekend
October 23 and 24 went down
in tne town hall annals as “the
Black Weekend,” and village of
ficials were still doing their
early this week to explain
the tar spots on milady’s
pets are "acts of God.”
incumbents seeking re
are clerk-treasurer
Burkholder, councilmen
Parkins, Bruno Maro-
scher, Robert Welch and Harold
Crawfis and board of education
member Lawrence Yant, Jr.
Parkins and Maroscher are Re
publicans, the others Democrats.
Yant, running on a non-partisan
ticket, was endorsed by the Re
(See "Ballot" p. 10)
"This situation has occurred
before in Bluffton, in Lima, at
various places in the county, and
wherever the same set of un
fortunate circumstances are re
peated. What happened here is
the ban of every road contractor
and engineer in the business.
Before our tar could set on
the streets, it began to rain. It
didn’t let up. Fast moving traf
fic churned the water into the
tar and pulled the chips and as
phalt from the street surface."
Mayor Risser and his street
committee consisting of Council
men Ed Chamberlain and Charles
Hankish, Jr. explained that the
same thing can happen in sum
mer as well as in the fall. They
cited numerous places where it
had occurred.
Cliff Cosset, Findlay road con
tractor, who had treated the vil
lage street, inspected them Sun
day. He told Street Commisioner
Gaiffe and other officials,
when the weather dries
Main street will be swept
See ‘‘Street” p. 10)
Charles Aukerman (R)
he still owns.
In regard to problems before
council, Ed believes that active
planning through the planning
committee for future expansion
of the village is among the rrtst
important. He also supports a
well organized street building
program as taxes permit.
Fred Reichenbach (D)
His full name is Frederick
Reichenbach, but space on the
ballots made it necessary for
A Good Place to Trade
For the third consecutive year
the Bluffton Richland United
Fund drive reached its goal with
little difficulty Thursday evening
at 6:30. It appeared, however,
that the total receipts might fall
somewhat under last year’s
Executive Secretary Woodrow
Little said that the drive reached
its goal after an audit of receipts
and pledges Tuesday totaling
$7,422.85. This carried the drive
$30.82 in excess of the $7,392.03
The goal, however, is $727.19
under the actual 1960 budget for
support of 10 participating agen
cies. UF directors announced at
the beginning of the drive that
this amount would be turned
over from last year’s surplus.
Mr. Little estimated that sev
eral hundred additional dollars
will still be received in the final
stages of the drive. There were
some business and residential re
turns still to be made.
The drive, conducted under the
chairmanship of Richard Cook
son, thus far has netted $5,075.85
in cash and pledges totaling $2,
The industrial solicitation
mainly at the Triplett Electrical
Instrument Co. and Ex-Cell-O
Corp, plants yielded nearly
half of the entire goal $3,566.
25. Incomplete returns from the
solicitation of local business
firms showed receipts of $2,385.
60 and from house-to-house so
licitation, $1,471. The canvass is
not complete in the last category.
Gifts from industry and indus
trial employes were up nearly
$500 this year over last year’s
$3,075.50 gifts from business
firms thus far are running nearly
$500 behind last year, $1471 com
pared with $1976 and the resi
dential canvass is running near
ly $600 behind last year, $2,385
compared with $2,984.
Anyone who has not been con
tacted in the campaign may
make their contribution by no
tifying Mr. Little and obtaining
a pledge card.
Mr. Cookson also announced
that any amount contributed to
the UF automatically makes the
donor eligible for membership in
the Hospital Auxiliary. Persons
who may have overlooked asking
for a membership card in the or
ganization. may receive one by
calling Woodrow Little.
"We are gratified with the re
sults of the campaign this year
and on behalf of the UF organ
ization extend a sincere ‘Thank
You’ to all who have contribut
ed so generously and to all who
have assisted in making the third
drive a success," Mr. Cookson
and Harold Klingler, UF presi
dent, said in a joint statement
Judge To Speak At
Beaverdam PTA
Judge Paul Rockey of the Al
len County Juvenile court will be
the guest speaker at the next
meeting of the Beaverdam Par
ent-Teacher association Wednes
day evening, November 4 at 8
The meeting will be opened
with devotions by the Rev. Da
vid Wampler. The program also
includes a reading: "Do Your
Children Run Your Home" by
Mrs. Robert Zimmerman.
Maynard Badertscher (D)
him to be listed more briefly as
Fred. Reichenbach. At Bluffton
college he is known as building
and grounds superintendent, and
for a number of years prior to
this he was employed at the Lima
Ordnance Depot.
He and Mrs. Reichenbach and
their three children live at 130
North Spring street.
Active in community affairs,
Fred is a past commander of the
(See "New Council" p. 10)

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