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The one-lane Foust bridge which
sets at an angle in the Dixie high
way about two miles south of
Beaverdam was the scene of another
fatal automobile mishap early last
Friday morning.
Trapped in his car when it struck
the bridge and overturned, L. H.
Kohli, Fostoria used car dealer,
burned to death.
His companion, Quittie Dunbar,
also of Fostoria, a colored auto
washer, who was thrown from the
car, was brought to the Bluffton hos
pital. He suffered a dislocated right
hip and face and body lacerations.
The accident in which the two
Fostoria men were involved occurred
about 2:10 a. m. Friday at the
bridge located only a few hundred
feet from the farm home of Dr.
Fred Foust. At the same bridge
last January three Lima persons
were killed.
Alumni Of College
In Annual Reunion
Man Burns To Death As Car
Hits Bridge And Overturns
Annual reunion of the Bluffton
college alumni was held in Ropp
hall, Saturday night, preceded by
an informal social hour in the lobby.
After transaction of business by
the Alumni association, Martha
Partch Evans ’34 welcomed the
class of ’39 into the association and
the invitation was accepted by
President Donald Wenger of the
class. Guyneth Craig Mikesell ’35
presented special music after which
Doctor Ramseyer ’24 spoke briefly
Melville D. Soash, M. D.
The Commercial Bank Bldg.
Bluffton, Ohio
Telephone 254-W
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The Lima fire department was
summoned but by the time it arrived
the car had been consumed by the
flames. Traffic was blocked almost
an hour.
For almost six hours the body of
Kohli was in the Diller funeral
home here without being identified.
When Dunbar was taken to the hos
pital he was in a semi-conscious con
dition and was unable to tell at
taches the name of the mishap vic
tim. At first he said the burned
man was his brother, and it was not
until after he had changed his story
several times that Kohli’s identity
was established.
on “New Horizons”. Gerald Stahly
’24 introduced the speaker of the
evening, Attorney Kennion K. Kauff
man ’24 who spoke on the subject
of “Bluffton Spirit At Work”. Fol
lowing his address, the announce
ment and the installation of next
year’s officers took place, the
election having been by mail ballots.
Roland Bixler ’34 was re-elected to
the office of president, Harry Yoder
’32 as Vice President, Agnes Am
stutz ’22 as secretary, Ralph Blos
ser ’31 as Executive Secretary, and
Maurice Troyer ’23 will represent
the association on the college board
of trustees. After closing with the
singing of the Alma Mater, the
group disbanded and according to
classes ajourned to the homes of
various professors. Ralph Locher
'3G was toastmaster of the affair.
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Bluffton, Ohio
Ohio was a veritable Indian
The state abounded in game,
the rivers and lakes in fish. Lake
Erie and the Ohio River, con
nected except for short portages
by north and south rivers, were
convenient avenues of transporta
tion for the swift Indian canoe. In
addition, the winters were seldom
too severe to permit some hunt
ing and traveling.
It is natural that Ohio should
have been filled with Indians. It
is estimated that some 15,000 Eries
made the state their home. On the
basis of modern population den
sity, this is a small number—ap
proximately one Indian to each
three square miles. But much of
the Indians’ food was game, and
game requires large areas over
which to feed. So on the basis of
Indian population densities, Ohio
was thickly settled.
Most of the villages of the Eries
or Cat Tribe were in northern
Ohio, with the population thin
ning out as it reached the river
on the south. Here the families
had lived for unknown genera
tions. They hunted buffalo, which
once were found east of the
Alleghenies, deer, wild turkey and
other game then native to the
state. They had small gardens and
grew corn whose seeds had come
north by a long and devious path
from the southwest.
The Ohio Indians also had an
inexhaustible armory within the
state. From Flint Ridge (three
miles north of Brownsville, off
Route 40) came the stone for ar-
Father’s Day, which will be ob
served thruout the nation next Sun
day, originated in the mind of a
woman, but it was the stamp of ap
proval by President Coolidge that
eventually resulted in the occasion
being recognized as an annual event.
Although first suggested in 1904,
the day was not fully adopted by the
American people until 1924. Now it
is observed every year on the third
Sunday in June.
“The widespread observance of
Father’s Day is calculated to estab
lish more intimate relations between
fathers and their children and also
to impress upon fathers the full
measure of their obligation,” wrote
President Coolidge back in 1924.
Coolidge never said very much but
when he did it counted. His recogni
tion and recommendation of Father’s
Day put the day very definitely on
the calendar.
Before that Father’s
hit-and-miss proposition
local celebrations and
Mrs. John Bruce Dodd,
Wash., first suggested
Day in 1909. The idea
Baccalaureate Opens
Commencement Events
Officially opening college com
mencement activities, President L. L.
Ramseyer delivered the annual bac
calaureate address at the services
held in the college chapel, Sunday,
June 11.
Dr. Ramseyer used as his subject:
“Foundation Stones,” basing his
sermon on 1st Corinthians 3:11, say
ing that “Life is an intensely in
teresting experience. It is a chal
lenge. Your ability to meet that
challenge depends upon the founda
tions upon which your
character rest.” The
lenged the class to
world in which there
done, one in which
stacles to be overcome, a game
which will be long and grueling, but
also one in which, with proper pre
caution and a proper goal, victory
may be assured.” He also pointed
out that loyalty to the church, tol
erance, and a rich, full, and earnest
life are the mediums through which
success and happiness can be gained.
life and
president chal
“enter into a
is much to be
there are ob-
The A Capel la choir directed by
Professor Russell A. Lantz delivered
several hymhs and the traditional
Following these services, President
and Mrs. Ramseyer held a reception
in their home in honor of the
graduating class.
Seniors Present
Gift To College
Setting up an endowment fund
for the purpose of supporting a
chair on the faculty and presenting
the school with a modern motion
picture projection machine, the col
lege senior class made a signifi
cant contribution to the welfare of
the school and its student body.
At a class meeting the Bluffton
college seniors approved of an en
dowment plan whereby each senior
that personally approved of the pro
gram would pledge to pay into
fund a hundred dollars within
years. This money would then
used to support a chair on
row and spear heads, tomahawks
and other weapons which the In
dian used before the white man
brought him iron.
To Flint Ridge came whole
tribes from long distances. It was
a neutral ground and while at the
Ridge warfare was forgotten and
peace reigned Even today the
results of the Indians’ work at
Flint Ridge are apparent and have
attracted tens of thousands of
The Eries reigned supreme in
Ohio until the middle of the 17th
century, when the Iroquois, best
organized and most savage of all
the northern tribes, descended
upon them and wiped out the In
dian nation virtually to a man.
Father’s Day To Have Nation
Wide Observance Next Sunday
her as the kind
like paid to her
successfully broi
children after
Day was a
confined to
of Spokane,
a Father’s
occurred to
tribute she would
wn father who had
ht up a family of
le death
of their
that the
However, it ii
Spokane dads
fingers in their collars, smiled kind
of sheepishly and said “Aw, no, not
us.” But secretly they were much
pleased. Then for a long while the
dads of Spokane
in the country
ere the only ones
io had been hon
By the time the white man came
into Ohio the Eries were only a
For the rest of the 17th century
there were few Indians in Ohio.
Hunting parties penetrated the
thick hard wood forests, but re
turned to their villages when the
hunt was over. The fear of the
Iroquois still remained.
Early in the 18th century pres
sure of white colonization in the
east and of Indian warfare forced
new tribes within the Ohio bor
It was these immigrants whom
the white man found and with
whom he fought when he first
started to settle Ohio’s fertile
on a
ored with forma
day of their own.
However, it gra
the country and in 1920 the
club went to bat for Dad. The club
brought the idea to Coolidge’s atten
tion. From that time on Dad has
been less and less forgotten until
now Father has a red letter day on
the calendar just like Ma and St.
Nicholas and St. Valentine and
April Fool’s day.
jally spread
So next Sunday is Father’s
all over Amef-’a, and all loyal
and daughters will wear a red
in honor of a living father and a
white rose if Father is dead.
College Seniors
Teach Next Year
A number of Bluffton college
seniors who were graduated Tuesday
have accepted teaching positions for
the coming year. Included in
number are:
Gladys Florip, instructor
Latin and Home Economics at
werp Isabelle Stewart, instructor of
Cory June
at Tiro
it in, and music at Mt.
Bachman, School Music
at Huntsville Ruth
Home economics and art
den Thutt, Home Econo­
mics and English at Meeker Ruth
Burtchin, School Music Supervisor at
tor in
and James
Troy i’auline Miller, instruc
Latin and English at Dunkirk
Bigler, School Music Super
at Perry Township schools,
at Amhe
Miller, coach and social
u -tor at Agosta James
i -uctor of mathematics
C. Schaublin was pleas
is, Sunday in honor of
y anniversary which was
nd also the 28th wedding
of Mr. and Mrs.
her birthda
Saturday, a
Those w
ho enjoyed the dinner
and Mrs. Milt Hilty and
n, Mrs. Pete James and
were: Mr.
son Claytor
son Ronald,
Barbara 1
Mrs. Edna Anspach and
Fuller, all of Columbus
Fretz, of Pennsylvania.
i.'S. Roy Ream, Mr. and
t. K. Strahm, Mr. and
Mr. and
Mrs. Mrs.
Mrs. C.
Harry Ha
othy and
Stryker, Mr. and Mrs.
.on and daughter Dor
Jack, all of Lima Miss
\dams, of Columbus
Mr. a
and dauj
C. F.
The motion picture machine, a
modern Bell and Howell projector,
will be purchased by the class, with
Prof. A. C. Schultz acting as class
agent, and will be delivered and pre
sented to the college sometime next
Mrs. Albert Niswander
Letha, Mr. and Mrs.
wander and daughters
Elvira, Martha, and Marcella and
son Dean, Mr. and Mrs. WT. L.
Hilty, Miss Rhoda Hilty, Mr. and
Mrs. H. 0. Hilty and daughters Fern
and Rosann, Harold Young, Emanuel
Boutwell, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hilty
and daughters Willa Ann and Sally
Ann and son Hugh, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Ewing, Mr. and Mrs. W. F.
Gratz, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schaub
lin and daughter Patsy Ann, and
Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Schaublin and
Feeding trials at Beltsville, Mary
land, indicate that lambs can be fat
tened on soj beans without produc
ing soft fat.
Mrs. Winnie Keller of Winner,
S. D., is a house guest of Mrs. Viola
W yer.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cameron and
children Beverly Jean and Erdene of
Leipsic were Wednesday evening din
ner guests of Mrs. Jennie Cameron
and son Charles.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hanifan
and family spent Saturday with Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Spears of Bowling
Mrs. Maude Arnold of Dunkirk
was a Saturday evening caller on
Mrs. Viola W’yer.
Mr. and Mrs. Sherm Brenner of
Mt. Blanchard were Sunday dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. William
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Davis and
Miss Dolores Davis of Dayton, and
Mrs. Emma Joy of Wapakoneta
were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Guy Miller and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Steinman of
Findlay, Mrs. Alfred Grubbs and
son Eugene, Mrs. Carl Smith and
daughter Ruth and son Richard mo
tored to Dayton, Sunday to visit Mrs.
Smith’s brother who is in the Sol
dier’s home.
Ronald Cameron of Dayton, spent
the week end with Mrs. Jennie Cam
eron and son Charles.
Mr. and Mrs. Rutter and family of
Deshler spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Hanifan and family.
Mr. and Mrs. John Leiter of North
Baltimore were callers in the home
of Mrs. F. H. Fillwock and family.
Mrs. Viola Wyer and Mrs. Win
nie Keller spent Sunday in Upper
Sandusky, Forrest and Dunkirk visit
ing friends.
Ohio apple producers already are
planning ways and means of market
ing the current crop. The Ohio
Apple Institute assesses its members
a cent a bushel to provide funds to
accelerate public demand for Ohio
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The W. M. S. of the Evangelical
church held their meeting on Tues
day, with the Mission Band and
Little Heralds as guests. Mrs. Mc
ey conducted the devotional^. Pro
gram consisted of prelude, Mrs. W.
A. Nonnamaker song by the Mission
Band reading, "Into the Slums”
Pauline Simkins reading, “Work”,
Tommy Wooley violin solo, Mrs.
John McVetta duet, “Trusting Our
Father’s Care”, Phyllis and Florice
King recitation, Eloise Rowersox
reading, “Giving Children a World
Point of View” “American City and
the Church” from the study book
was given by Bemadine Steininger.
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. King and
daughters and Miss Virginia Wise
spent Wednesday evening of last
week with Miss Bessie Gressley and
brother Ferd.
Miss Thelma Jordan enjoyed sev
eral days visit with Mrs. Thelma
Frantz and family in Toledo.
Mrs. Emma Hall and granddaugh
ter Pauline Simkins are spending the
summer with relatives in Newark,
Miss Ruth Bowersox spent last
Friday with friends near Lake Erie.
Mrs. L. D. Crawford and son
Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Bu
chanan, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Green,
A. R. Klammer, J. U. Kiser, Mrs.
Joyce Rosenfelder and Mrs. Larena
Guin attended the funeral of Mrs.
Emma Hughes in Rawson, Friday
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Light, Mrs.
G. E. Reiter, Mrs. A. E. King, Mrs.
B. E. Wolfrom and daughter Shir
leen motored to Columbus Grove on
Friday afternoon and visited with
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Light. Mr.
Light is very ill.
Mr. and Mrs. N. U. Turner at
tended the funeral of Mrs. Turner’s
cousin, Mrs. Orla Moore last Friday
in Lakeview.
Mrs. Mary Jane Ludwig of Toledo
is a guest in the J. W. Renninger
home. Richard Shifferly of Toledo
was a week-end guest.
Mrs. Grace Rutledge of Grand
Rapids, Mich., visited for one day
with her cousin, Mrs. Hary Rader.
Mr. and Mrs. Oren Bibler of Lima
and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bibler
of Lima* called on Mr. and Mrs. L.
D. Crawford Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Porter, Mr.
and Mrs. Earl McVey of Republic
and Mary Louise Whisler were Sun
day dinner guests of Rev. and Mrs.
A. E. McVey and family.
Mrs. Tillie Whited and Mr. and
Mrs. B. M. Smith of Lima were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Fritz
and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Keel and
family, Mrs. Sadie Keel, Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Naylor spent the week
end with relatives in Flint and Lin
den, Michigan.
The “Home Builders” class of the
Methodist church enjoyed their an
nual class picnic at Blanchard park
last Sunday.
Young People’s Day was observed
at the Evangelical church on Sun
day morning. The pastor Rev. Mc
Vey bringing the message.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Green and
Mrs. Joyce Rosenfelder attended the
funeral of Mrs. Mary Wirth in St.
John’s Lutheran church near Leipsic,
last Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bowersox and
daughters and Mrs. Anna Keel visit
ed with friends and relatives in
Findlay, Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Ray Hoch and son Billie Joe
of Rawson were Sunday dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Kinstle
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and daughter Onda Mae.
Miss June Fritz and Margie and
Jean Buckland attended the movie
Saturday evening.
Rev. S. B. Goetz of Alhambra,
Calif., is visiting with his daughter
and family, Mrs. W. A. Nonnamaker.
Father’s Day will be ogserved next
Sunday morning at the Evangelical
church and Children’s Day in the
The John Diller family held their
annual reunion at the home of Jerry
Basinger, south of Pandora. A large
crowd attended.
Miss Freda Jones of Columbus
Grove is doing housework for Grove
Floyd Ni swander, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Wilmer Niswander who attend
ed Ohio State university this year is
employed as a chemist in the High
way department at Canton.
Mrs. Joel Lehman is slowly improv
ing at her home in Pandora.
Miss Virgina Deihl of Columbus is
visiting at the L. L. Hatfield home.
Francis Kempf, manager of the
Pandora elevator sprained his ankle,
Saturday and is not able to work.
James Diller, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Diller, is recovering after an
operation for appendicitis at Bluff
ton hospital.
Louis Wynkoop was removed to Li
ma Memorial hospital one day last
week. He is in serious condition.
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Basinger and
family of Canton, Ohio, are visiting
at the home of their mother, Mrs.
Barbara Basinger.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lightner have
sold their property on East Monroe
street to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. Lightner who are stay
ing with their daughter, Mrs. Alvin
Lehman expect to have a sale the
latter part of the month.
Many people from Pandora attend
ed the Peony Festival at Van Wert,
Miss Helen Vanscoder is employed
at the Westinghouse plant in Lima.
Miss Elnore Burry who is employed
at the Louthan store is staying at the
home of Mrs. Ruth Burry.
Miss Mary Ellen Gerber and Miss
Faith Miller are attending Bowling
Green university this summer.
Adam Sutter was a Sunday dinner
guest at the Enos Sutter home.
A new roof is being put on the
David Wherly house.
Miss Martha Gerber student at
Wheaton College is spending the sum
mer at the home of her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Basinger, Mrs.
Irene Schumacher and daughter Faith
and Misses Anita Steiner and Ruth
Boaz attended commencement exercis
es at Wheaton college, Monday at
Wheaton, Ill.
Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. M.
1-3 P. M. 7-8 P. M.
Office, 118 Cherry St.
Phone 120-F Bluffton. O.
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