In their closing contests of the
season the Readrite softball team
won two decisions and
scoring victories over
a Cleveland team and
Readrite Softball Team Wins Two
And Loses One In Closing Games
losing to the
Scores of the three
Bluffton 27, Pandora 0 Bluffton 15,
Cleveland Servicemen 5, and Bluff
ton 9, Lima All-Stars 23.
Against Pandora the Readrite crew
was unbeatable, and after being held
scoreless in the first inning they
went on to win handily by a mar
gin of 27 to 0.
The visitors made only three hits
off the hurling of Slim Hetrick, and
Readrite fielders played errorless
ball to earn the shutout. Bluffton
batsmen on the other hand garnered
20 hits, and 15 Pandora errors con
tributed in no small degree to the
rout of two Pandora hitters.
Birchnaugh, Burkholder and Augs
burger each sparked three hits to
lead the Readrite batting attack.
Home runs were poled by Lewis,
Burkholder and Lewis, and Augs
burger, Hetrick and Burkholder
In previous contests between
Readrite and Pandora outfits
year, each team had won one game,
and last week’s victory gave Bluff
ton the edge in inter-city competi
tion, two to one.
At Cleveland last Sunday, the
Readrite team toyed with a service
man’s team and won handily by a
count of 15 to 5. Birchnaugh hurled
steady ball for the winners.
Tuesday night’s game with the
Ralph Augsburger topped Rea
hitters with a mark of .309 in
25 games played during the last
son, with Fritz Swank second
a mark of .295.
Burkholder, hitting, 290
and Norm Triplett i
with .289. Willie Triple
555, but appeared in
Burkholder was the leading hon
run slugger, getting five round-tri
pers. Wenger hit three and Mille
Bert Swank and Fritz Swank eat
In doubles Steiner got five ar
Lima All-Stars was a rout, with the
locals going down to defeat, 23 to 9.
The visitors got six runs in the first
inning and had another big rally in
the sixth when they added six more.
Seven of the nine Read rite runs
were made in the ninth inning, when
the locals batted around.
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Lewis .............. 5 4 2
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Wenger ... ............ 5 1 1
Burkholder 4 3
Augsburger ............. 5 2 3
Birchnaugh ............... 6 3 3
Davidson ... 4 1 1
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Wenger and Fritz Swank each hit
four. Augsburger led in triples with
Player AB E Pct.
Trippiehorn 0 4 5 0 .555
Augsburger ____ 55 14 17 9 .309
F. Swank _____ 95 19 28 8 .295
Burkholder _____ 93 23 27 3 .290
Triplett ________ 52 15 15 6 .289
I^ewis _________ 62 12 17 5 .274
Wenger ________ 78 18 21 5 .269
Birchnagh ............ 27 5 7 3 .259
Miller _______ 55 16 14 11 .255
a B. Swank _____ 71 17 18 12 .254
Alspach ______ 46 9 11 4 .239
Steiner ________ 83 16 17 3 .205
Irwin _________ 44 7 7 3 .159
i Totals _________ 770175 204 72 .265
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Stettler's Service Station
Main and Riley Streets Bluffton, Ohio
Adam Diller and wife
Daniel Moser 94 acres in
township for $7500.
James L. Doty et al. sold to L. J.
Sidall, part of outlot 22, in the Mc
Cullough addition to Lima, $1,590.
On last Thursday evening at the
residence of Rev. I. N. Kalb, at
Rockport, occurred the marriage of
Gilbert Williams a conductor on the
Western Ohio, and Miss Gladys
Huber, eldest daughter of J. T.
Huber, of the A. T. and T. company.
Rev. Otto Lichti, of Bloomfield, N.
J., who preached a series of sermons
the Mennonite congregations
and at Pandora, several weeks
received an official call from
above congregations at their
ing Monday evening. Mr. Lichti
is a young married man, who after
graduating from Bethel college at
Newton and the state university at
Lawrence, Kansas, took a full course
at the well reputed German Theolo
gical seminary in Bloomfield,
which institution he also taught.
Albert Fett and wife rejoice
1 rhe arrival of
THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON, OHIO
In Concert Here
News Our Grandfathers Read
From Issue Of August 23,1906
Sam Stepleton, the proprietor of
the Western Ohio restaurant for the
past two and one-half years, sold the
same to D. W. Fox, who took pos
session Saturday noon, and
continue the business along
lines as before.
Invitations were received here
first of the week announcing
marriage of Earl M. Mohler, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Mohler, of
this place, to Miss Adelia Evelyn,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Roberts, at the home of the bride’s
parents, in Kansas City, Mo., Wed
nesday evening, Aug. 29. Immediate
ly after the wedding the young
couple will start eastward, and
expected here several days later.
Mohler left here over two years
and is at present employed in
Frisco railway offices at Kansas
City, having charge of nine men
Miss Emma Lora, daughter of
Peter Lora, Jr., who made her home
with Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lora, Sr.,
on Lawn avenue, for about a year
and a half, left last week to make
her home with Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Campbell near Rockport.
Mrs. N. J. Welty, of Laramie,
Wyoming, arrived here Friday even
ing for a few weeks visit at the
home of her father, Emmanuel Lugi
bihl, on Lawn avenue, and
Miss Howey, who spent her vaca
tion with her parents at Toledo, and
last week at the teachers’ institute
in Lima, arrived here Saturday. Miss
Howey will again teach in our
public schools, the coming year.
Harry Morrison came here Sunday
morning from the Canadian oil fields.
He returned the following moraing,
accompanied by Mike Balmer and
Billy Leiber, who have also secured
employment at the same place.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wambaugh,
nee Oberly, are receiving congratula
tions over the arrival of a pretty
little daughter, since Saturday noon.
Elmer Ludwig, who went to Den
ver, Colorado, several weeks ago, re
Twenty-six fresh air children from
the city of Cleveland, arrived here
Tuesday afternoon over the
and W. railway, for a two
outing at the homes of some
charitably minded citizens.
Miss Helen Henderson, of Toledo,
who is visiting her grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. George Bennett, entertain
ed the little Misses Garnett and
Lucille Conrad, Emma Fifer and
Master Robert Hughson, Wednesday
afternoon, her fifth birthday an
Since Jefferson street has been
widened along the old cemetery,
necessitating the removing of the re
mains of Mr. Tipton and children,
other remains have also been moved
to Maple Grove cemetery, among
which are those of a brother and a
sister of Roy Ewing, two sisters of
Mrs. Mary Phillips and a daughter
/GORDON and Marvin Hilty vocalists, who will be heard in a sacred concert at the First Mennonite
church Sunday night at 7:30 o’clock. They will he accompanied by James Bixel.
of Ralph Ewing.
A number from here took in the
excursion to Gauley Bridge, W. Va.,
leaving Findlay, Tuesday evening.
The principal attraction is the pic
turesque mountain scenery. Among
the excursionists are Misses Emma
and Lavina Geiger. Nellie Conrad,
Inez Doty, Mrs. Sarah Wiers, Mr.
and Mrs. Enos Steiner, W. B. Moore
and family, Frank Hartman and
wife, Marshall Jennings, Orton, John,
Charles and Cliff Stratton, Godfry
Bigler, Eli and Peter Hartman, Jack
Halter, S. S. Swartz and Cliff Doty.
Miss Florence Kohli is taking a
two-weeks’ vacation with
School opens one week
Monday. A number of
changes have been made in the
buildings during the summer months.
Superintendent Arganbright is busy
getting everything in readiness for
opening day. The following is the
teaching corps and their assigned de
partments: High school principal, I.
W. Geiger assistant principal, S. D.
Basinger eighth grade, Clyde
Waltz seventh, Charles Chandler
sixth, Miss Zoe Bentley fifth. Miss
Edith McPeak fourth, Miss Carrie
Howey third, Misses Jennie Corn
well and Linda Amstutz second,
Misses Sibyl Close .and Helen Bow
man first, Miss bavis.
At the meeting of the Richland
township school board Monday, D. J.
Basinger was hired as principal
teacher, and will have charge of the
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Eli Gratz,
Aug. 21, a son. This makes Hans
and lady grandparents to 27 living
grandchildren, all in the immediate
vicinity at present.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Badertscher
are the proud parents since last
Thursday of the arrival of Miss
Helen Edna. Grandpa Andrew Frey
man is a happy man now.
The many friends of Rev. Ben
Diller who had his leg amputated
some time ago, will be pleased to
learn that he has so far recovered
is able to be up and around
Diller, who has a good posi
clerk, on the Lake
at Sandusky, was
who is at present
Oklahoma, in the
A. B. Welty,
interest of the J. I. Case Threshing
Co., of Racine, Wis., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Welty, will be married
Tuesday morning, Sept. 4, to Miss
Mabel McCrory, at the home of the
bride at Angola, Ind. They will come
direct to Bluffton to take part in
golden wedding anniversary of
It may interest a number of our
readers to learn that P. P- Welty* Uf
Columbus Grove, a former Settle
ment boy, who lost his wife last fall,
has secured him another true person
in the person of Miss Elisa Moser,
of Wayne county, and has again
commenced housekeeping about two
weeks ago in Columbus Grove, where
he owns a broom factory.
It may interest a number of
Woman Breaks Thumb
In Auto Crash Here
Five persons escaped serious in
jury Monday morning at 10 o’clock
when automobiles driven by J. E.
Shoemaker, 55, of Fremont, and N.
W. Hochstettler, of near Pandora,
collided at Main and Elm streets.
Mrs. Alice Nelson, 52, of Fremont,
a passenger in the Shoemaker car,
was the only casualty. She suf
fered a broken rig^tt thumb. Others
in the auto, Iva Burch, 16, and Katie
Fisher, 12, both of Fremont, were
unhurt Shoemaker and Hochstettler
also escaped injury.
Both cars were damaged in the
What do costly sepultures and
stately mausoleums amount to if we
have no enshrinement in human
Readrite Team Wins
Fifteen^ Loses Nine
Readrite softball team closed one of I Week.
its most successful seasons in years/
Another game ended in a tie score,
scored 175 runs and defeated some
of the best teams in this area.
The season’s summary:
Return From 3600
Mile Auto Tour
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Pifer, of Raw
son, returned last week from a 3600
mile western automobile tour that
took them as far west as Yellow
stone National park.
From Yellowstone they went to
Billings, Montana, to attend the
famous radeo held there every sum
mer. On their way home they mo
tored through the Black Hills and
the picturesque state park of South
Mr. and Mrs. Pifer were gone two
Mrs. Don Patterson will present
the following pupils in a piano re
cital at the First Mennonite church,
Thursday night at 8 o’clock:
Betty Deeds, Morris and Margaret
Groman, Florine Nessler, Irene and
Audrey Heldman, Jimmy and .Teddy
Stepleton, Mary Louise and Ralph
Balmer, Harry Klay,
Brown, Betty Keller, Naomi Smith,
Bernard Fish, Roddy Balmer, Ruth
Moon, Mary Ann Robinson, Mary
Belle Shaw, Harriet Burkhardt,
Dorothy Anderson, Mary Elizabeth
Habegger, Clara Louise Reagan.
By Elm® Scott Watson
The Mad Poet
'T'WO mdnths before McDonald
Clarke died he wrote this auto
biography: “Begotten among the or
ange groves, on the wild mountains
of Jamaica, West Indies. Born in
If that sounds a bit “goofy”
you, it’s no more so than much
the poetry he wrote. That’s why he
was called “The Mad Poet.” At the
beginning of the Nineteenth century
he was “constantly seen on Broad
way, his blue coat and military
bearing, enhanced by his marked
profile, making him a conspicuous
and striking figure.”
From 1820 to 1841 he issued eight
books of poems. Then the “Mad
Poet’s” adventure in living came to
a tragic close on March 5, 1842. A
policeman found him on the street
in a destitute and apparently de
mented condition and took him to
jail for safekeeping. The next morn
ing he was found drowned by wa
ter from an open faucet!
Western Newspaper Union.
Bluffton High gridders will play
nine games during the coming season,
five of them at home, Faculty Mana
ger Sidney C. Stettler pointed out
this week in announcing the 1939
All of the home games and three
of the four on foreign fields will be
at night, marking amost a complete
transition from the former day con
Bluffton’s season will be opened at
home on Sept. 15, with Pandora as the
opponent, and the closing contest of
the year will be on Nov. 10 when
Shawnee appears here.
Western Buckeye league
teams will be played on the Bluffton
field, the schedule bringing Van Wert,
1938 champion, St. Marys and Wapa
Bluffton’s $1,600 lighting system,
installed two years ago, has been
completely paid for, and a reduction
Miss Matilda Basinger, Mrs. Selma
Sommer, Miss Martha Suter and
Dwight Suter attended the Suter re
____ which was held near Harrison-
Winning 15 and losing nine thel burg West Virginia, one day last
Mrs. Orlin R. Kohli
I daughter Dorothy Ann and
In winning 15 contests the locals! Bobby of Wheaton I1L,
1 couple of days near Lakeside, Ohio,
and on their way home brought with
them his father, E. D. Kohli and
Benton Ridge 9 I spent Thursday night with Mr. and
Wapakoneta 12 I Mrs Hiram Kohli and family re.
Gomer 2 I turnjng to Wheaton on Friday.
Lima Shovels 6 I Albert Lehman is buiiding a shed
®ne^r I addition to his barn. Theophilus
e .ra I Welty is doing the carpenter work.
7, e ina I Ellis Steiner is at present remodel
5, Uma Westinghouse 3 ing the stable part of barn
I’ r.Sn °r^ .. I Miss Gillispie of North Carolina,
BatVon the Kennebec River,” State (relatives in the community.
of Maine, 18th. June, 1798. 1st. Love, I Messrs. Walter and Grover Geiger
Mary H. of New London last Love, (transported some exhibition cattle
Mary G. of New York intermediate |and horses to the Ohio State Fair
sweethearts without number. No |for g|am
great compliment to the greatest
Poet in America—should like the |bon’
change tho’ had to pawn my Dia- I ^ev- 11
mond Ring (the gift of a lady) and I morning
go tick at Delmonico’s for Dinner. I from the
So much for the greatest Poet of I nesday to
Ian^ Miss Flueckiges, formerly of
5, Bradfield Center 6 Berne who students &t the
WaPakoneta 10 I Moody Bible Institute, are visiting
15, Wonder Bar 1 I ... TI ... c.
I with Miss Henrietta Schneck for
1, Lima Shovels 9 I
11 Ada 3 SeVeral dayS’
11 04. o I Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schumacher
4, Lima All-Stars 2 I
.« rr I and daughter of Erie, Pa., are spend
16, Pandora 7 I. ,* .......
I ing a few davs at the Willis Schu-
0, Celina 5 I .. e ..
i o I macher home. Mr. Schumacher is
10, Metropolitan Bank 3 1
4.- u I employed by the widely known
0, Lima Westinghouse 101 .J __
.. -r. o I Skinner Engine Works of Erie, and
11, Fostoria 3 I
18, State Highway 9 I travels very extenstvely.
27 Pa 0 I On Saturday evening at the home
16, Cleveland 5 °f,“r3' D’ C- *e’ dau«hter
9, Lima All-Stars 23 Edlth was marned 10 Wa,ter Me,gs
of W arren, Ohio.
The members of the David Wenger
family had a basket dinner at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Milo Lora,
near Columbus Grove.
Abraham Suter was again able to
attend services at the church on Sun
day morning after several months’
Mr. and Mrs. Seneff, missionaries
to Belgian Congo, Africa, spoke at
the morning service at the St. John
are to leave for their place of
sometime in September.
and in the evening they
stereopticon views from their
work. Visits by missionaries
bring us inspirations.
THURSDAY, AUG. 31, 1939
Bluffton High Gridders Have Nine
Games Five To Be On Home Field
Dick Thrapp is delivering
of melons to Columbus
E. Kohli is displaying
power lawn mower at the State
Mr. and Mrs. Homer D. Reichen
bach and sons Rolland and Donald
returned from their eastern trip on
Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Roeth
lisberger took charge of the chore
work while they were gone.
Dennis Diller trucked some of the
F. F. A. and 4-H club live stock to
the Ohio State Fair last Friday
Kenneth Hilty and Dean Deitler
while riding a motorcycle east of
Bluffton on State Route No. 103,
and collided with an automobile driv
en by Earl Crawford. Hilty suffered
a fractured leg and Deitler’s eye was
so injured that it necessitated its
removal: The boys were on their
way to visit the new cannery at
Wharton, where William Clay is in
quite a serious accident
Mrs. Clare R. Green and
Miriam and Marjorie of
Mo, returned to their
Jhome after spending some time with
Suter and Albert Burry &
J. Unruh is conducting the
radio devotional program
Lima station from Wed
in admission prices will be in effect
this year as a result, Stettler an
nounced. Reduced prices will apply
for both season and single admission
With only five lettermen returning
for the team this fall, Coach Dwight
Diller has had his crew of gridiron
aspirants hard at work at the field
for more than a week in preparation
for the opening of the season.
The complete schedule, released by
Stettler, is as follows:
Sept. 15—Pandora, at home.
Sept. 22—Lima Central, there.
Sept. 22—Ada, there.
Oct. 6—Van Wert, at home.
Oct. 13—Celina, there.
Oct. 20—St. Marys, at home.
October 26—Wapakoneta, at home.
Nov. 3—Bellefontaine, there.
Nov. 10—Shawnee, at home.
All night games with the exception
of that at Ada.
Many of our young folks from the
community are leaving this week for
their various places of employment
in schools and colleges in Ohio and
while many others
Mrs. Noah Bucher of
Lima attended services at St. John
church on Sunday morning.
Mrs. N. N. Soldner was at Berne,
Indiana on Saturday to attend a
Drivers9 Licenses On
Sale Here Next Week
Automobile driver’s licenses for 1940
will go on sale in Bluffton next Tues
day, with Robert Lewis, deputy regis
trar, opening an office in the Steiner
New driving permits must be pur
chased before October 1.
In applying for license, motorists
must present their 1939 certificates,
according to a new ruling announced
by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehic
Those wishing licenses, and who
do not have 1939 permits, must write
to the state bureau to have their rec
ords cleared before they will be eli
gible to make application for a 1940
certificate, it was pointed out. This
w’ill apply in case licenses have been
lost destroyed or stolen, or if the ap
plicant failed to obtain a permit in
Those holding temporary instruc
tion permits, and who passed driving
examinations during the month of
August will not be required to obtain
a 1939 license, but may make applica
tion for 1940 licenses when they
following pupils of
Carolyn Romey appeared in a
recital at her home last Thursday:
Ann Dukes, Betty Wolfley, Marilyn
Waltz, Marilyn Reiter, Jane Dukes,
Miriam Dearth, Joan Carr, Carolyn
Moyer, Margaret Klickman, Kathleen
Waltz, Ruth Dukes, Alice Garton,
Crolyn Moyer, Francis Habegger.
Waltz, Roger Bell, Doris
Carol Henry, Jean Strahm,
Moyer, LaDonna Johnson,
Knepper, Geraldine Henry,
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