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Profits arising from operation of
Bluffton’s municipally owned elec
tric light plant may be used to pay
expenses of the municipality, it is
ruled in an opinion by Attorney Gen
eral Thomas J. Herbert.
Municipal light plants may law
fully charge a rate that will show a
fair and reasonable profit after all
charges, including depreciation and
amortization, and unless prohibited
by statute, as in the case of water
works, profits from publicly owned
utilities may be transferred to the
general or other fund of the muni
cipality, the attorney general ruled
In an opinion to the state Bureau
of Inspection and Supervision of
Public Offices.
For the past several years bonds
of Bluffton’s municipal light and
waterworks plant have been paid by
the council from balances of the
board of public affairs. These bonds
previously were retired by the coun
cil from the regular municipal sink
ing fund money for which was raised
thru tax channels. None of the
plant’s profits, however, have been
used for other municipal expenses.
Continuing his opinion, the at
torney general ruled:
In operating a utility council
should fix rates that will make it self
supporting, cover repairs, necessary
enlargement, interest and debt re
tirement charges.
TO FRY I
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CHICKENS I
Light Plant’s Profits May Be
Used To Meet Town’s Expenses
Legs Thighs
Breasts Giblets
Wings Backs
ALSO
TO ROAST
Tender Whole
Chickens
COLLEGE
CAMPUS
Next to Gym
Phone 246-Y
YOUR CITY MARKET
Courteous Service Fine Foods
BLUFFTON
PEAS-CORN—TOMATOES
Sugar
PRUNES, Sunsweet, Bulk.............................................4 Tbs. 25c
MILK, City-Market ..................................................... 4 cans 22c
PEACHES, Halves........................................ 2 No. 2»/z cans 25c
Pure Granulated
GOLD MEDAL FLOOR
TISSUE
Whether council desires to set
rates at a level that will yield a fair
profit to the municipality is within
the sound discretion of that body.
It is limited only by the fact such
rates must not be excessive, un
reasonable or discriminatory. In the
absence of special statute, courts
will not prohibit a municipality mak
ing a profit.
BANANAS, Golden Yellow................................................... tt- 5c
ORANGES, Juicy Californias......................................... each 1c
GRAPE FRUIT.................................................................4 for 19c
WALDORF
BLOCK SALT........................................ .........................cake 45c
SALT..................................................................... 100 lb. bag 95c
SMOKE SALT, Mortons. ........................................ 10 lbs. 83c
P. and G. or Kirk s Soap 10Bw
CHOCOLATE DROPS, Rich and Creamy....................lb. 10c
DATES, Bulk........................................................................lb. 10c
COCOA, Breakfast Quality.................................... 2 lb. can 15c
Salad Dressing 19c
PAR-T-JELL, AU Flavors............................................... 3 for 10c
PINEAPPLE, Sliced...............................................large can 19c
DOG FOOD, A. B. C........................................... 4 cans 19c
OXYDOL Snil|9': Z^STc
RINSO .............................small 9c...............................2 large 37c
LIFE BUOY SOAP..........................................................3 for 19c
SCRATCH FEED.............................................100 lb. bag $1.59
Highest Market Price Paid for Your Eggs
Authorities should bear in mind
that municipal ownership implies
furnishing the product at the lowest
cost possible consistent with effi
ciency, service, quality of the com
modity and preservation of the plant,
and profits should not be used to
create manifest preferences or dis
crimination among taxpayers, Her
bert said.
In the operation of a public util
ity the municipality acts in its pro
prietary and not governmental ca
pacity, Herbert ruled. The question
was raised by the Bureau because
present rates of the publicly owrned
light plant of a Cincinnati suburb
yield a profit.
Bellefontaine Wins
Over Pirates, 33-0
Bluffton High gridders were un
able to match the superior strength
of a heavier, more versatile Belle
fontaine eleven last Friday night at
Bellefontaine, and the Chieftans cap
tured an easy decision by a score of
33 to 0.
It was Bellefontaine’s seventh vic
tory in eight starts this fall, the
only revarsal being a 7 to 0 defeat
meted out by Celina’s unbeaten ag
gregation.
By winning over Bluffton the
Chief tans finished their 1939 West
ern Buckeye league season with a
record of four. victories and one loss.
On the basis of their record, they
are certain to finish in second place
in the loop, and should Celina stum
ble in its remaining tilt, Bellefon
taine will tie the Bull Dogs for the
championship.
Bellefontaine took an early lead in
last Friday’s contest by scoring 13
points in the opening stanza. Seven
more points were added in the sec
ond quarter, and a like number in
the third. The scoring was com
pleted with six points tallied toward
the close of the contest.
Miller, a slashing fullback, scored
three of his team’s touchdowns, and
Hildreth and Boone added one each.
The setback was Bluffton’s seventh
in a row, and it marked the close
of league play for the locals with
out a victory being scored.
Bellefontaine Pos. Bluffton
Hildreth ______ RE----------- Coony
McAdams -------RT------- Marshall
Vicaro...............RG____ J. Martin
Warner -........ —C--------------- Gratz
Bailey _______ LG_____ P. Martin
Morris _____ LT_______ Stettler
Ellis ......... LE____ Burkholder
Boone ........ QB_______ Newland
Montgomery __ RH________ Schmidt
Blackwood ____ LH---------- Santschi
Miller _______ FB------------- Fisher
Common sense is the knack of see
ing things as they are, and doing
things as they should be.
—C. E. Stowe
4 L2 Z?c
Z5
$1.45
Bag
FLOUR, Pastry..........................................................5 lb. bag 15c
BEANS, Choice hand picked...................................... 10 lbs* :‘0c
OATS, Made bv Quaker...........................................5 H. bag 19c
ig $lc
R,lls 14c
33c
Complete Orange
Township Vote
The following vote was cast in
Orange township at Tuesday’s elec
tion:
Trustees—
John Warren 232
H. Wilch___________
Clerk—
_______ 180
Mell Long----------------..........
R. Caris
Ralph Henry ...............
Constable—
Elbert Anderson
Beard
Election Notes
.....226
.............. 99
Harry Ream
Justice of Peace—
J. Harvey Gallant------_______178
_______ 97
_______214
_______200
Gilbert Montgomery —_______
Amos Klingler
County School Board—
193
_______ 165
..... ......„135
Mitchell _______183
Powell
Stoner
..... ...... „.141
_______ 177
State Amendments—
Board Education...Yes 111 No270
Civil Service —......Yes 73 No 283
Initiative Petition Yes 29 No 361
Old Age Pension—Yes 29 No 381
(Continued from page 1)
Park—and J. Norman King, ex
mayor of Bluffton, now chaplain at
the National Military home in Day
ton motored here Tuesday to cast his
ballot. Mrs. King, who accompanied
her husband here, did not exercise
her right of franchise.
Hancock County School Board
Orange township residents who had
hoped to change the personnel of the
Hancock county school board in or
der to effect a change of territory
to Bluffton were disappointed Wed
nesday morning when returns indi
cated the re-election of Perry Beard
and Ellsworth Powell on the board.
Returns from all but three of Han
cock county’s 45 precincts gave com
fortable majorities to Beard and
Powell over Homer Mitchel and
Floyd Stoner. Union township west
precinct in which is located Mt.
Cory, one of the focal points in the
school dispute gave a tremendous
majority in favor of the two incum
bents.
Election Rcturns Late
It was a big job, counting ballots
in Bluffton, Tuesday night and the
three precinct boards were in ses
sion until nearly morning on Wed
nesday. All of the local boards were
counting until after three o’clock
and it was 4:30 a. m. Wednesday
when Precinct B, the last to report,
concluded its count.
School Board Vote
You probably didn’t realize it, but
there were eight precincts voting on
candidates for Bluffton’s school
board, Tuesday. Besides the three
Bluffton precincts, votes for the
board were cast in two Richland
township precincts and one precinct
each in Orange, Monroe and Riley
townships.
Beaverdam Vote
Mayor, Stanley Vertner cleark,
Daniel Younkman treasurer, T. V.
Vertner marshal, E. J. Gierhart
council, W. H. Carroll, Dean Ever
ett, Wm. Younkman, Scott Lewis, P.
W. Amstutz, Daniel Michael.
State Amendments
Unofficial returns on four state
issues voted in Ohio indicate that
all of them were lost by decisive
majorities—ranging from three to
one to five to one.
The four issues included the Bige
low old age pension and initiative
proposals and also plans to revamp
the civil service commission and in
stitute a state board of education.
Many Farms Bar
Hunters
(Continued from page 1)
only on Wednesdays, Thursdays,
Fridays and Saturdays with the sea
son starting at noon Wednesday. No
hunting will be allowed on Mondays
and Tuesdays this month nor on Sun
days at any time.
The pheasant season will close
Thursday, Nov. 30, while the rabbit
season will continue until January 1,
with hunting allowed every day of
the week, except Sunday, after Nov.
29.
Grouse Season Less
The Hungarian partridge season
will correspond to the pheasant sea
son but the grouse season will be
only on Fridays and Saturdays from
Nov. 10 to Nov. 25.
Bag limits are the same this year
as last with two cock pheasants al
lowed each day but no more than
four in possession rabbits, four per
day or in possession partridges, four
per day or in possession, and grouse,
two per day and not more than four
in possession.
The season for raccoon, oppossum
and skunk will be from Nov. 15 to
Jan. 15 with no bag limit on the lat
ter two animals. Limit on coons is
set as two per day or in possession.
Minks and muskrats in the inland
trapping districts may be taken from
Dec. 15 to Jan. 15 and in the Lake
Erie district from Dec. 15 to March
15 with no bag limits in either dis
trict. Red and gray foxes may be
taken at any time in this section of
Ohio.
Mayor—
Howe, ........................................
Wells, D........................................
Clerk-
West, ........................................
Steiner, ....................................
Treasurer—
Badertscher, R.............................
Bixel, ........................................
Marshal—
Burkhart, ................................
Coon, ........................................
Council—
Bixel, ........................................
Cahill, R........................................
Edwards, ................................
Hauenstein, R..............................
Kennedy, ..................................
Triplett, ....................................
Badertscher, D.............................
Baker, ......................................
Basinger, D..................................
Hofer, ......................................
Patterson, ................................
Stratton, ..................................
Board of Public Affairs—
Deppler, R....................................
Kohli, ........................................
Lape, R..........................................
Balmer, ....................................
Burcky, ....................................
Luginbuhl, D................................
Board of Education—
Hofstetter, ..............................
Triplett, R....................................
Gratz, D........................................
Short, D........................................
Township Trustee
Huber, ......................................
Grismore, ................................
Township Treasurer—-
Un-Official Vote Cast at Tuesday’s Election
Basinger, D..................................
Constables—
Barber, R......................................
Griffith, ....................................
Heller, ....................................
Local Option—
Shall the sale of any intoxicating
liquor be permitted in Bluffton
Yes ................................................
No ..................................................
Shall the sale of wine by the
package for consumption off the
premises where sold, be permitted
in Bluffton.
Yes ................................................
No ..................................................
Shall the sale of Wine for con
sumption on and off the premises
where sold be permitted in Bluff
ton.
Yes ................................................
No .................................................
Shall the sale of spirituous liq
ours by the glass be permitted in
Bluffton
Yes ...............................................
No .................................................
Shall State Liquor stores for the
sale of spirituous liquor by the
package, for consumption off the
premises where sold be permitted
in Bluffton.
Yes ...............................................
No .................................................
Bigelow Old Age Pension—
Yes ................................................
No .................................................
Bigelow Initiative Amendment—
Yes ................................................
No ..................................................
Civil Service Amendment—
Yes ................................................
No .................................................
State Board of Education—
Yes ................................................
No ..................................................
Sewer Bonds—
Yes ..............................................
No .................................................
Capt. Don Lieberum, quarterback
of the Manchester college eleven,
jumped back into the lead as the na
tion’s leading grid scorer at the ex
pense of a smaller Bluffton college
team last Saturday afternoon on the
Harmon field stadium.
When Lieberum and his mates had
finished running rough-shod over
Bluffton the score stood 9 to 7, the
worst defeat in Bluffton history.
Capt. Lieberum accounted for 24
of the points scored by his team, and
his performance put him out in
front again as the nation’s leading
scorer. He has been the pace setter
in the scoring n.ce every week but
one since the season opened.
His performance here last week
gave him a total of 90 points, and
Tom Harmon, of the University of
Michigan, who led last week is sec
ond with 79. Harmon scored only
six points last Saturday.
Bluffton’s lone touchdown came in
the fourth quarter when George
Swank set the sH.ge for the score by
galloping from, h’s own 35-yard line
to the Manchester six before being
hauled down. Radulovich plunged
over from this point for the touch
down, and Yoder bucked for the
extra point.
Manchester scored 14 points in
each of the first three periods then
polished off the day by counting 27
in the fourth stanza.
Bluffton made seven first downs to
16 chalked up by the visitors, but
the larger Manchester crew pretty
well dominated piay thruout the con
test.
219 269 225 713*
123 86 113 322
233 249 251 733*
97 104 88 289
134 139 140 413
167 206 171 544*
74 83 92 248
265 263 251 779*
173 223 165 561*
122 126 115 363
143 172 129 444
202 256 213 671*
107 110 88 305
117 160 168 445*
187 .124 155 466*
125 169 145 439
245 271 228 744*
144 150 146 440
168 176 177 521*
78 71 65 214
Lieberum Regains Nation’s Scoring
Lead In Grid Game Here Saturday
204 235 213 652*
109 127 108 344
110 132 103 345
132 127 148 407
143 179 140 462*
430*
135 138 157
185 181 166 162 58 752*
101 123 166 35 24 443
129 149 107 59 46 490
207 228 212 91 29 767*
102 129 143 48 86 98 606
189 191 139 149 103 43 814*
260 282 272 156 151 120 1241*
97 109 108 62 57 67 500
182 187 191 105 126 82 873*
136 149 143 79 86 62 655*
193 127 145 465
158 217 186 Af, 561*
&V
187 111 144 442
157 225 176 558*
il
184 109 139 432
158 224 178 560*
177 94 133 399
164 240 184
I
588*
k
Vi
174 92 132 398
165 244 181 510*
52 26 49 9 27 61 244
248 306 266 184 166 92 1262*
41 34 48 11 18 49 201
257 286 241 176 172 91 1223*
112 116 123 24 48 35 458
163 179 151 140 131 90 854*
135 171 159 37 55 55 612
152 148 131 138 135 80 784*
190 246 191 627
147 98 142 387*
Undefeated so far this year, the
Manchester team scored six consecu
tive victories, and has tallied 256
points, while allowing their oppon
ents but 23.
BlufftonPos. Manchester
Jones ___ ____ LE________ Logan
King ---------..LT—--------- Summe
H. Fretz______ LG......... Schlemmer
Holcomb C_______ Schubert
S. Fretz _____ RG_______ Detrick
Shook ________ RT-- Filbrun
Luginbuhl .... ....RE_ ________ Hoke
Radulovich .......QB........... Lieberum
Backensto -------RH----------- Sargent
Swank _______ LH---------- Cameron
Yoder ________ FB_______ Domer
Recreation News
Bluffton’s recreation center in the
Grade school basement was opened
this week for the fall and winter
season. It will be open after school
every day and in the evening for
boys and girls. Hours in the even
ing will be from 7 to 9 p. m. On
Saturday facilities of the center will
be available from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9
p. m.
Dale Davidson, assistant recrea
tional director here for more than
a year, is the new Bluffton recrea
tional supervisor. He succeeds Gene
Zuber, who has been named regional
director, for the Northwest Ohio
area.
We do not count a man’s years
until he has nothing else to count—
Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Team Standing
Team W Pts. Opts.
Buffton College 2 5 28 189
Bluffton High 1 7 35 153
Jim Miller .former Bluffton college
and Buffton High school grid star, is
receiving state-wide publicity on his
rampaging Pandora football team.
Articles appeared last week in two of
the state’s leading newspapers, “The
Cleveland Plain Dealer’ ’and “The
Cincinnati Inquirer.”
In part one of the articles said:
“In the village of Pandora, population
588, the big news this year is the
high school football team.
There are only 99 boys in the school
and the coach is ony 20 years old—
just a couple of months beyond the
eligibility limit for his team—but the
kids have won five and lost one game
against a pretty tough opposition.
“Jimmy Miller, of Bluffton, is the
coach. He was graduated from Bluff
ton High school when 16, and romped
thru Bluffton college in four years,
getting his diploma last June.
“Odly enough, Miller’s high school
alma mater, Bluffton beat his Pandora
team 6 to 0, in the opening game,
thus marring his debut as a grid men
tor. But Miller did a bit of fixing
here and there after that game, and
his boys have won the last five (now
six).
“Star of the Pandora team is Ken
neth “Taters” Basinger, 17 year old
quarterback.”
SHORT SPORTS
Last Friday, Pandora -swamped
Leipsic, 52 to 0, running the team’s
total scoring to 215 points. Oppon
ents have scored only 30 points. Ba
singer last week made five touch
downs, giving him a season total of
142 points.
Bluffton spectators last Saturday
saw Captain Don Lieberum, of Man
chester college, regain the lead in
the national collegiate scoring race,
Bluffton’s Farm Institute on Jan.
26 and 27 will be one of eight to be
held in Allen county this winter.
Announcement of the county-wide
program was made last week by
James H. Warner, agricultural ex
tension agent. Last year Allen coun
ty institutes attracted a total attend
ance of 11,720 persons, Warner
said. This is the fourth highest by
counties in the state.
Speakers at the Bluffton Institute
on Jan. 26 and 27 will be Clarence
Goller, of Ney, Defiance county, and
Mrs. M. C. Rooselott, of Buford,
Highland county.
Goller is a soil demonstrator and
Another formidable foe will be
met by Bluffton college gridders
when they face a heavy Assumption
college team on the Harmon field
gridiron this Saturday afternoon, in
what will be the Beavers’ final start
of the year.
Assumption has a fine record this
year, having lost only to Toledo De
Sales’ unbeaten outfit, and the Cana
dian team is leading the Michigan
Canada league of which it is a mem
ber.
One of Assumption’s victories was
an unexpected win over Findlay, a
team which defeated Bluffton, but
despite the edge dope gives the visi
tors Coach A. C. Burcky is confident
his protoges will be in the running
all the way.
In the four previous meetings of
the two teams, Assumption has been
able to score on Bluffton only once,
but this year the team will not
come here as an underdog.
as he accounted for 24 of the points
his team made as the visitors wal
loped Bluffton, 69 to 7. Lieberum
now has a season total of 90 points,
and Tom Harmon University of
Michigan ace, is in second place with
79.
Bluffton Farm Institute Will
... Be Held On January 26 And 27
Leipsic gridders have been absorb
ing some real beatings this fall, but
none that have yet equalled the count
ran up on the school by Bluffton
High’s rugged team of 1928. In that
year, Bluffton walloped Leipsic, 72
to 0. Carey came near turning the
trick two weeks agb, Mhen they beat
Leipsic, 70 to 0, and Pandora last
week trounced the team, 52 to 0.
College Eleven Will Play Heavy
Assumption Team Here Saturday
This year’s Canadian squad is big
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THE EARLY
GETS THE
Tm
Mt. Cory was defeated last week
by Liberty, 40 to 6, but the high
spot of the game was when Halfback
Raymond Sibold, of Mt. Cory, inter
cepted a Liberty pass and ran 103
yards for a touchdown. It was the
longest run of the week in the state.
SIDE GLANCES
Assumption college will bring its
band to Bluffton for this Saturday’s
gridiron tilt with Bluffton college ...
Following last week’s Bluffton
Manchester tilt, one of the officials
said he thought George Swank,
Bluffton back, was as capable as
Capt. Lieberum, of the visitors, the
nation’s leading scorer.......Manches
ter, it was disclosed has a football
squad of 70 players, and a traveling
team of 30-----.Bluffton college’s total
squad numbers 31.......Rawson defeat
ed McComb last week 32 to 0,..„_
Celina High copped its eighth vic
tory in a row by defeating Cold
water, 42 to 0, last Friday.......Ada
won over Shawnee, 31 to 0, with
Ralph and Glen Neiswander doing
all the scoring.......Lima South re
mained undefeated by walloping
Wapakoneta 38 to 2......Findlay col
lege walloped Kenyon, 26 to 0...Ohio
Northern lost to Coach Stuart Hol
comb’s Muskingum team, 19 to 0.
president of the Defiance County
Farmers Institute. Mrs. Rooselott
is a worker in welfare problems of
youth.
Other Allen county institutes' will
be held at Cairo, Lafayette, Spen
cerville, Elida, Perry township, Har
rod and Gomer.
The Lafayette institute last year
had the sixth highest attendance
record in the state. This year's
meeting at that place will be on
January 19 and 20, with Mrs. C. E.
Duff, of North Canton, and Henry
Leimbach, of Vermillion, appearing
as the state speakers.
and fast, and employs the Notre
Dame system in its offensive man
euvers. Much of Bluffton’s practice
this week has been on pass defense,
for the Assumption crew is said to
have a deceptive aerial attack.
Three seniors will play their last
game for Bluffton in the contest.
They are Dick Backensto, halfback
Stan Fretz, tackle, and Dale Suter,
a substitute lineman.
IN CHECKER TOURNAMENT
Several from here participated in
an area checker tournament at the
Hotel Chittenden in Columbus last
Sunday, among them John A. Diller,
Gene Zuber and Dr. Weldon Diller.
In Northwest area competition
against Central Ohio players, Zuber
teamed with Asa Long, of Toledo,
to win the meet for this district.
Our loan account number
523866 heard of an un*
usual bargain...Just
the oar he wanted at a
’’steal” for cash. A
loan of $300 closed the
deal and gave him extra
money besides to pay
off
a few bills. Says he
”my payments now are so
small I hardly miss the
money at all.**
Look around for a fall
bargain, then call on
us for the ideal loan
to cover all your cash
requirements at once..*
and pay as you go.
Paul
Schoenlein
Manager
CuttyfLoww
AND SAVINGS COMPANY
Savings Bldg., Cor. Market & Elizabeth Sts.—Main 7351
LIMA, OHIO

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