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THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 1959
a K- Presenting Your FOR Helen Tschantz (D) Helen (Mrs. Fred) Tschantz is our woman 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 president. She served as presi dent of the PTA for two years, has headed the Cancer Drive locally and assisted in UF and other drives. She is a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ. “I think the two most pressing 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. Long range planning should in clude efforts to attract desirable new industry, zoning restrictions, and provision for wholesome rec reation for youth and adults.” For TOWN TREASURER I 1 Lois Basinger (D) Nominated by the Democratic caucus for the office of village treasurer is Miss Lois Basinger, well known as a teller at The Citizens National Bank. This will be her first experience in municipal politics and she is supported with the other women candidates by the Business and Professional Women’s associa tion. She makes her home at 103 East Kibler street. VILLAGE COUNCIL fel I I OW :.x ■■L 41 ■& mi K Fred Reichenbach (D) His full name is Frederick H. Reichenbach, but space on the ballots made it necessary for 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 American Legion. He is serving on the Boy Scout Troop Com mittee and is currently secretary treasurer, and president of the Boy Scout auxiliary. He and his familybelong to the First Mennonite church. ROBERT NEISWANDER RR 2 Robert M. Neiswander is seeking re-election as Richland township trustee. He is now completing his second four year term in that post. He lives on a farm with his wife and one child on Rural Route 2, He has attended North western School of Commerce, Lima. He is engaged in farming. He is a member of the Allen county Trustees and Clerks as sociation and the Ohio State Trustees and Clerks association. He has served for two years as secretary of the Allen County Advisory Health council. He is a member of the Ohio Guernsey Breeders Association former director of the Allen County Dairy Service unit. Neiswander is past master of Bluffton Masonic Lodge and member of the Toledo Consistory as a 32nd degree Mason. Neiswander reports “Roads, ditches, and cemeteries are in fairly good condition. The main problem coming up will be zon ing but it will be up to the people of Richland township to decide if they want it now.” 4 Maynard Badertscher (D) A well-known Bluffton builder, Mr. Badertscher is associated with his father A. O. Badertscher in the construction business, and has helped build many Bluffton residences and business build ings. He is both carpenter and mason. He and Mrs. Badertscher and their two children live at 455 Cherry street. A member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mr. Badert scher has served on the church consistory for six years, is a former treasurer of the church and served as chairman of the building committee when the new church school addition was erec ted. i W FOR TWP. TRUSTEE FOR BOARD of PUBLIC AFFAIRS Edwin Badertscher Mr. Badertscher, who has been in the milk hauling business as a hauling contractor for the last 30 years, lives at 315 West Elm street. He and Mrs. Badertscher are parents of three children. He has served two terms on village council, and was a mem ber of the building committee for the new addition to St. John’s United Church of Christ. “Lack of funds for village maintenance and building sites are major problems before the community,’’ he says. Greater cooperation between Bluffton Council and Board of Public Affairs, and between Council and Richland Township Trustees. Permanent street improvements instead of temporary repairs. THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES Elect Them November 3rd Candidate For MAYOR Harold F. Klingler (D) Harold Klingler may be a newcomer to municipal politics, but is far from unknown in civic affairs of the community. He is best known as a congenial agent for the Prudential In 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 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 Blnffton Business Men’s association. •9: T' km Homer Gratz Mr. Gratz operates a farm south of the village and is now making his home at 291 South Lawn avenue. He and Mrs. Gratz have four living children. He has not served before in public office, but has been pres ident of the Lions club, served two terms as president of the Allen County Farm Bureau fed eration, a term on the Farm Bureau Co-Op board. He believes the major problem of Bluffton is to bring about non partial, courteous cooperation be tween the various departments of village government. All citizens have an investment in public af fairs and their interests warrant the same care and protection by sound and skillful management as is given the investments of individuals in private businesses. Continued progress depends upon the application of judicious and competent management tech niques in administration of pub lic affairs. YOUR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES STAND FOR VOTE DEMOCRATIC FOR Wayne Matter (D) Mr. Matter, a timekeeper at the Ex-Cel 1-0 Corp, plant in Lima, resides with his wife and five children at 116 Riley street. He is a past master of Bluffton Masonic lodge No. 432, a past master of the Richland Grange, serves as treasurer of Emman uel’s United Church of Christ and president of the Men’s Brother hood of St. John’s and Emman uel’s United Church of Christ. Mr. Klingler calls on 300 Bluff ton homes monthly and this gives him opportunity to sample pub lic opinions on local issues. Charles P. Main Mr. Main, stationary engineer at the Ford Motor Co., Lima, lives at 118 E. Jefferson street with his wife and two children. This would be his first public office, if elected. In civic af fairs he has served both as commander and as vice com mander of Bluffton American Le gion Post 382. Keeping up with the expansion of the village Is the most im portant task before the board, he believes. Better traffic control and public safety measures. More equitable water and sewer charges. Further progress of Bluffton's village planning commission Suitable public rest rooms for public convenience. VILLAGE COUNCIL •'.« i Richard II. Jordan (D) At 25 Richard H. Jordan is Bluffton’s youngest candidate for council. Recently having com pleted his army service, he is employed as a financial reporter for Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. at the Lima office. He lives with his wife at 209*6 South Jackson street. Mr. Jordan is junior steward at the Bluffton Masonic lodge, past synod president and national representative for Northwest Ohio to the Youth Fellowship of the United Church of Christ. He believes that financing need ed capital improvements while still providing usual village serv ices with the least financial strain to village funds and tax payers is the problem before council. FOR TWP. CLERK DALE D. REICHENBACH W. ELM ST. Dale Reichenbach is assistant cashier of the Citizens National Bank, and is completing his sec ond four-year term as clerk of your township. He resides with his wife and four children at 312 West Elm street, Bluffton. A member of the First Men nonite Church, he is active as a Sunday School teacher. He is a veteran of World War II and a member of the local American Legion post. He has been active in the Swiss Male Chorus and serves as treasurer of the local Circle square dance group. “An important challenge to local governments in the present day is to keep control and admin istration in the hands of the local residents,” he states. This Advertisement Issued By BLUFFTON DEMOCRATIC PRE CINCT COMMITTEEMEN Gerald Swank, committeeman PAGE ELEVEN BBT’-’ i James W. Benroth (D) An assemblyman in the Pure Pak division of the Bluffton Ex Cell-0 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.” FOR TOWN CLERK Norman Edinger (D) Norman Edinger is the Demo cratic candidate for village clerk, an office which has been held for many years by A. J. B. Longs dorf, who refused to run for an other term. Mr. Edinger lives with his wife and two sons on East Jefferson street, Bluffton. He is well known as manager of marketing services at the Triplett Electrical Instrument company, and is a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, serving presently as a deacon and treasurer of the church.