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PAGE EIGHT Scholastic basketball will be a for gotten sport in Bluffton until after the close of the Christmas holidays, there being no games scheduled for either the high school or the college until the latter part of the first week of January.... Bluff ton High’s next start will be on Friday, Jan. 5, when the Pirates tangle with Wapakoneta on the Indians’ court....The College will not swing into action again until Thursday, January 11, when Findlay will be played at Findlay. Mr. and Mrs. John Althaus are hap py over the arrival of a son, since Tuesday. D. A. Hemley, of Toledo, is visiting his sister, Mrs. C. Herrmann. Mrs. R. R. Detweiler, of Indiana, one of the new instructors in Bluffton college has rented the Betzner home. Henry Reiter and family, who have a winter home in Upland, Calif., are home for the summer at Mt. Cory. Mr. Reiter likes the winter climate in California very well. Mrs. Philip Hincky, formerly known in this community as Rhoda Lugi bihl, and for some years a missionary’ in China, will speak in the First Mennonite church next Sunday at the evening service. .E. Lugibill, who was in a hospital in Toledo for several month: ed Thursday in bile and stood well. SHORT SPORTS In four of five games Bluffton High’s scores have been almost iden tical.... Against Vaughnsville, Ada and Rawson the Pirates made 26 points (in each game), and when the Dillerman tangled with Salem they got 27....In the other game, Bluff ton’s score against Lima South was 36. Wilmington, which dropped out of the fading Northwest Ohio conference William D. Turner, one of the well known and influential citizens of Mt. Cory, died at his late home at that place last Saturday night, after a brief illness, aged 74 years, one month and 25 days. Misses Ila Grindell, Florence Wil son, Ora Kimmel, Pearl Bogart and Lillian Zehrbach were entertained at the home of Zoe Lugibill on the eighth of November, in honor of Loa Same’s twentieth birthday anniversary. H. L. Romey drew up the necessary papers Saturday transferring the 40 acres of land recently purchased of Eli Motter, from John S. Amstutz, south of towm. The consideration was $3,400 At the recent election J. P. Bailey was elected common pleas judge of Putnam county over Julius Ogan. Mr. Mailey is an Allen county boy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bailey, near Beaverdam. Dr .and Mrs. H. O. Frederick wel comed a new son into their home on Main street, Saturday morning. Mrs. James T. Begg and daughter, Miss Eleanor, of Columbus Grove, spent Sunday with T. H. Mohler and family. NEWS OUR FATHERS READ FROM ISSUE OF JULY 3, 1913 return- the Benroth automo the trip remarkably Mr. and Mrs. J. P. his grand Dale, son of Besire, who often visits parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alcid Bessire, here, and who has a number of friends here, was married Monday evening to Miss Ruth Sayer, at Indianapolis, Ind. GERMAN SETTLEMENT Mr. and Mrs. Eli Augsburger wel comed a little baby girl into their home, Sunday. Jacob Witmer, wife and daughter, Katie, and son, Aaron, of Denair, Cal ifornia, were visitors at Menno Zim merman’s, Saturday. Emma L. Eby, who has been nurs ing in the Sanatorium in LaJunta, Walking Stick Is Made Of Hippopotamus Hide An unusual walking stick exhibit ed in the News this popotamus of Cherry window of The Bluffton week was made hide by John street. from hip D. Welty, of Welty, Henry Senff, son-in-law who was here with Mrs. Senff on a furlough from their mission post in the heart of Africa last summer, brought the hide to Welty. It was taken from a hippopotamus killed in Africa and the hide is about one inch thick. Welty reported that the hide was very difficult to work, and presented much the same problems as found in cross-grained wood. The handle of the cane is of native walnut. Welty received word last week from Rev. and Mrs. Senff that they had landed on the coast of Africa, and are now enroute inland to their mission station. They are making this part of the trip in a new which they took with them, are located about 3000 miles the seacoast. York city last Portugal, and Africa. truck They from New Sailing from fall, they landed in went from there to this year, is one of the pace-setters in Ohio collegiate circles... .In six games ,the Quakers have lost one start and that was in an overtime tilt at Cincinnati Bluffton does not play Wilmington this season for the first time in more than a decade. News Our Grandfathers Read From Issue Of November 15, 1906 Glenn Nisw’ander, Ada crack for ward, was “hot” last week against Bluffton and piled up the most impres sive individual scoring total made against the Pirates this winter... .He got 32 points during the evening, 16 of which came via the field goal route. Beaverdam lost to Alger at Alger last week by a score of 31 to 27.... Findlay whipped both Lima South and Lima Central, the former by a mar gin of four points, but Central proved easier pickings... .Ottawa public best ed Columbus Grove, 29 to 26....The Vaughnsville five beat Shawnee, 38 to 14. Herrman, who has been seriolsly ill for several weeks ,is not improving. GERMAN SETTLEMENT There are now four young men from this settlement, attending the Lima Business college, namely Gottlieb Schnegg, Lloyd Basinger, Carey Neu enschwander and Menno Augsburger. G. A. Schwab and family, who mov ed to Olson, Mich., last spring a year ago, had a sale last Thursday at which time he also offered his farm for sale. We understand that he will move back again, whether he can sell his land or not. An unusual occurrence will, if God spares the couple another week, take place next Tuesday, Nov. 20, namely the golden wedding of John S. and Mrs. Amstutz, at their beautiful home two miles southwest of Bluffton, it be ing the third one this year that we can count among the people from whom we pricipally write. The read ers will remember the other two, those of Peter and Mrs. Bixel, and Fred and Mrs. Welty. These three weddings| were solemnized in 1856, all within a mile from the place where we are sit ting to chronicle these happenings. This next week will be in all proba bility the equal to the previous ones, as they expect guests from Olson, Mich., Canton, Ohio, and other places. The number may reach over 75 guests. Colorado, the past few years, attend ed the examination for trained nurses held at Pueblo by the state board of nurse examiners recently, and passed with good records and is recognized as a registered nurse. Miss Caroline Rupp, of Toledo, and Miss Lizzie Mellinger, of Buck Creek, Ind., were here to attend the wedding of Amanda Diller and Levi Mellinger. Rev. E. Bauman, who 10 years ago taught the Hilty school, but who is now a missionary to South America, addressed the young peoples meeting at the Ebenezer church last Sunday evening. S. L. Eby, who spent a week with his parents, left on the fifteenth to at tend the commencement at Yale uni versity. Mr. Eby was one of the 780 graduates and received his Ph. D. de gree. A very pleasant June wedding oc curred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hilty, when their daughter, Miss Olivia, was given in marriage to Mr. Cyrus Schumacher, last Sunday afternoon. A very beautiful home wedding took place last Sunay, June 29, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Basinger, when their daughter, Elizabeth, was mar ried to Philemon Huser of near Pan dora. Pirate Reserves Beat Ada, 18-16 Bluffton High reserve eagers won a real thriller from Ada seconds at Ada last Wednesday night when they captured an 18 to 16 decision in an overtime contest. It was the fourth victory in five starts for the Pirate understudies. At the close of regular playing time, the count was knotted at 16-all, but Schmidt looped one of his two free throws in the extra period to give Bluffton the decision via the “sudden death” route. Rich Gratz topped Bluffton scorers w’ith seven points Hermann had five and Schmidt got four. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Orange town ship, Hancock county, Ohio, will meet on Friday, December 29, 1939 at 7 o’clock p. m. at the township house, for the purpose of making their annual settlement. Any outstanding bills against the Township should be presented to the clerk or any board member before that time. Mell Long, Clerk High School Notes Rockport “Footloose,” a three-act comedy by Charles Burdette, will be presented Feb. 1 and 2 by the junior class as the group’s annual dramatic offering of the year. In the cast are Arthur Thiessen, Helen Soldner Marjorie Stratton, Doris Garmotter, John Stett lerr, Harriet Biome, George Myers, Beetye Murray, Ray Niswander, Bet ty Steinman, Dale Grismore, Billie Bechtel, Harlan Swank, Harold San tschi and Madlyn Isham. First semester examinations will be given at the high school from Jan. 10 thru Jan. 12. New’ subjects to be of fered during the second semester in clude commercial law, replacing eco nomics sociology, replacing govern ment solid geometry, replacing ad vanced algebra. School was dismissed last Friday for a Christmas holiday recess that will continue until Tuesday of next week. Members of the A Capella choir and the dramatics class presented an un usual Christmas chapel program last Friday. Three Yuletide poems were read by Carolyn Stonehill, Betty Steinman and Louise Dunifon. Scrip tures were presented by Jeanne Baum gartner, Herbert Klassen and Ralph Short. Christmas carols sung by the A Capella choir were presented in correlation with reading of poems by Alberta Sumney, Mary Alice Geiger, Doris Garmatter, Doris Jean White and Carolyn Stonehill. Girl Reserves and Hi-Y organiza tions held a joint Christmas meeting Thursday evening of last week. Ap pearing on the program were Betty Steinman, Fred Fritchie, Wanda Dil ler, Arthur and Eleanor Thiesssen. Nightly reditions of Christmas music last week were broadcast from three giant loud speakers erected on the Main, College and Jackson street towers of the high school building. P. W. Stauffer and Bill Holtkamp set up the apparatus and operated it. Pandora A very happy new year. Richard Lehman, son of Alvin Leh man, is now employed in the Chris Craft Corporation in Algonas, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hilty left on Tuesday afternoon for the West coast. They will visit with Mrs. Hilty’s sis ter, Mrs. Liviana Fleck of Los An gels, California and other relatives on the coast. Mr. and Mrs. Donald McDowell and daughter, Rosemary, left Monday on a three weeks’ trip to Florida. Mrs. Jacob Lehman had an heart attack on Sunday and now is quite ill. The Young People’s choir of the St. John Mennonite church gave a Christ mas cantata Christmas night. It was directed by Miss Henrietta Schneck and Miss Lucille Geiger was the pian ist Noah Bixel left Monday for Smith cille, where he went after his daught er, Mrs. Raymond Smith and sons. They will stay for a short visit. Miss Lois Steiner who is taking music training at Columbus, spent the week end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lennis Steiner and family. Dr. and Mrs. M. R. Bixel and fam ily of Bluffton Mr. and Mrs. Francis Marshall and son of Beaverdam spent Christmas at the home of the Bixel heirs. Miss Magdeline Bixel of Ritt man was also present. Dr. Waldo Sutter and family of Waterville, spent Sunday and Monday in Pandora with relatives. Miss Mary Elizabeth Amstutz, teacher in the Ashland, school is spending her Christmas vacation with her mother. Clair Basinger of Oberlin college is spending the holiday season with his folks. Mr. and Mrs. Iner Basinger are vis iting in Parkersburg, W. Va. with Mrs. Basinger’s folks. Walter Hart will open in the near 1 future an auto supply store in Ottawa. It is being put in through the Fire stone people. We all wish him a suc cess in his new business. Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Hatfield and family spent the week end near Day ton with relatives. Miss Mary Ellen Hews who has been working in Hammond, Ind., is now at home for a few days. Homer Wenger has opened up a plumbing shop in Ottawa. Mr. Wen ger and family expect to move in the spring. Noah Bixel will leave next Tues day for California where he expects to make an extended visit this winter. He will accompany George Southwick of Hollywood, Calif., who is driving thru, a new car from Detroit. The car is to be delivered to Wm. Rediger of Hollywood. Mrs. Rediger is the daughter of Mrs. Jacob Sumney of Ft. Wayne and well known in this vicinity. Blind Man Builds I Chicken Coop Samuel Timmons, who is blind, has nearly completed construction on an eighteen-foot square poultry house at the rear of his home in Dupont without assistance. Sam lost his eye-sight about thirty years ago. Two years ago he built one un aided. Howard Winchester of Memphis, Tenn., spent Saturday night and Sun day with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cupp and family. Mrs. Margaret Huber and daughters of Elgin, Ill., are spending the week in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Huber. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Marshall and children, Rebecca and John left Sun day to spend Christmas in the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Finley in Jef ferson. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Cupp and dau ghter entertained Mr. and Mrs. Ed win Cupp and daughter, Nancy Jane of Findlay and Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Smith and son Kent of Tontogany on Christmas day. Miss Beatrice Cupp and Miss Cecile Morril, student nurses at State Hos pital, Toledo, were Sunday and Mon day guests of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cupp and family. The A .H. Marshall family held their annual Christmas dinner in the home of A. H. Marshall and Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Marshall and son Robert. Other guests included Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Marshall and daughter Mary, Miss Madiline Bixel of Pandora, and Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Marshall and dau ghter Jean. Mrs. Lillian Rust and children, Ethel Jean, Mary Lou and Robert of Chicago arrived in the af ternoon and will spend the week with Miss Madeline Bixel in Pandora. Mr. and Mrs. William Reichenbach family were Christmas day dinner guests in the home of the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Reich enbach of near Pandora. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Begg and sons John and William and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Begg and sons Jimmie and Dean Paul spent Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Begg. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Huber and fam ily had as their Sunday dinner guests, Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Huber of Mans field Mrs. Perry Huber and daughter Frances and Alice of Elgin, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Sylvester and family of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Mrs. Mary Sylvester. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Marshall and sons, Herbert, Ralph, Kenneth and Don took dinner Christmas day with Mr. and Mrs. William Augsburger in Bluffton. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Marshall and son Robert of this place and Dr. and Mrs. M. R. Bixel and family of Bluffton spent Christmas day with Miss Mad eline Bixel of Pandora and her guests, Mrs. Lillian Rust and children of Chicago. Mrs. Nancy Sylvester returned last week from an extended visit with her son, John in Marion. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Van Meter of Jefferson, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Van Meter and daughter Ann of Lima, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Van Meter of Pan dora, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Begg and sons John and William spent Christ mas day with Harley Van Meter and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Van Meter. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Bassett and son Bobby of near Lima took dinner Christmas day with Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Marshall and daughter Mary. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Haas entertained members of their family at a Christ mas dinner, Sunday with the follow ing present: Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wel ty and son James and Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Oswald and son Jack all of To ledo Mr. and Mrs. Coral Donaldson and daughter Janet, Mr. and Mrs. Noel Fruchey and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cook, Jr., of Pandora Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Haas of Cairo Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Badertscher and daughter Beth Ann and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Haas. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mc Sray of Lafayette were Sunday even ing callers. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cupp and fam iy and Miss Cecile Morril of Benton Harbor, Mich., attended the William Risser family dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Hilty near Pan dora, Christmas day. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Huber had as their Christmas day guests, Mr. and Mrs. George Huber of near Lafayette, also Mrs. Perry Huber and daughters Frances and Alice of Elgin, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Cloice Kidd and fam ily and Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Fruchey and family spent Christmas day in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Freet and daughter, Ruth. A. D. Freet, son Charles and dau ghter Grace and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Badertscher were entertained in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jagger in Columbus Grove for Christmas din ner. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Badertscher had as their Sunday guests Mr. and Mrs. Harold Badertscher of Crawfordsville, Ind., and the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Filter of Blissfield, Mich. A. H. Marshall was a Christmas dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Marshall and daughter Jean. A family dinner was heeld in the home of Mrs. Eugene Tscheigg Christ mas, with the following guests, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Weaver and son and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Tscheigg and fam ily of Orrville Mr. and Mrs. Eli Gar motter and family of Rawson Mr. and Mrs. Amos Tscheigg and son Car ol, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Tscheigg and family, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Badertsch er and daughter Doris Jean, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Messinger and son James, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Williams, and Mrs. Laverne Badertscher daughter Beth Ann, and Dorothy Eugene Augsburger. Mr. and and Man's Frozen Body Found By Hunter Covered with snow, the frozen body of Carl Crider, 4f, of Beaverdam, was found at 9 a. m. last Friday along the abandoned right-of-way of the Western Ohio traction company, one-half mile southwest dam. of Beaver- Beaverdam, while hunt- Joe McHenry, 36, of found the frozen victim ing near the Madison Edgecomb farm, and reported his discovery to the sheriff. It was estimated the body had been lying in the for one or two days. There were no marks on the to indicate violence, authorities and Dr. Burt Hibbard, Allen coroner, planned an autopsy termine the cause of death. tiff that open body said, county to de- to the Crider is related distantly Stettler families of this district. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. J. Banning Smith, and a brother, Rus sell Crider, both of Lima. Funeral services were held Satur day afternoon in Lima, and burial was in Beaverdam. Johnson’s Car-nu cleans and pol ishes your car in one easy applica tion. You’ll like it, 58c per pint at Basinger’s furniture store. tf Don't forget Your Mt Cory School News BLUITTON NEWS SUBSCRIPTION The new flag pole for the Mt. Cory school was dedicated before the stu dent body at eleven o’clock last Thursday morning, Wendell Wagner was in charge of the program. Richard Bowersox, home from Asbury College, Ken tucky, was in charge of devotions. The Boys’ Glee Club sang the “Star Spangled Banner.” Lyle Harvitt, Sheriff of Hancock County, gave an address concerning the American flag. Following the address Mr. Harvitt presented the flag pole to Ralph Steiner, President of the Board of Education, who accepted it. Pauline Simkins gave a history of the American flag, which was follow ed by the “Pledge of Allegiance” by the 4th and 5th grades. The 7th and 8th grades then sang “America the Beautiful.” The date for the Farmers’ Institute has been set for January 22 and 23, and a poster contest is now’ in full swing in the Mt. Cory school. The school has been divided into three groups group one is the grades 4, 5 and 6 group two is the grades 7, 8 and 9 group three is the grades 10, 11 and 12. Each group gets a set of local prizes. First prize is $1, second prize is 75c, and third prize is 50c. The best posters taken from all groups will be taken to the state contest w’here they will be en tered and prizes totaling up to $228 will be given. Already 41 students have entered in group one, 21 in group tw’o and 6 in group three. An amateur photography contest has been carried on in the school this week. In group one Richard Werner won the first prize of $5 with his picture of rolling plains of central Ohio. Wayne Shafer took second prize of $1.50, and Richard Werner w’on third prize. In group two Al bert McMann wron first prize of $1.50 w’ith an unusual picture of a tree, and Lawrence Werner took both second and third prize of 75c and 50c respectively with his local scenes around Mt. Cory. The contest was under the supervision and direction of D. C. Simkins, school superintend ent. A Christmas Cantata, “The Babe of Bethlehem” was sung by the Mt. Cory Girls Glee Club, in the audi torium which was filled to capacity. This program was under the aus pices of the Parent Teachers’ As sociation. Two candelabra flanked the stage and a large blue star hung overhead, robes, which taken Wise, chorus of thirty-eight voices, under the direction of Miss Isabelle Stew art, achieved a richness of tone and harmonious blending of voices, which was outstanding. your YELLOW LABEL on this Issue Beads JANUARY 1940 The girls wore white The solo parts in the Cantata, is written in three parts, were by Jeannette and Virginia and Jo Ann Battles. The During the business meeting, Mrs. Floyd Moyer, president of the P. T. A., appointed a committee for ar rangements for the Farmers Institute to be held Crawford with her and Mrs. January 22-23. Mrs. Dale is chairman and serving will be Mrs. Harold Alvin E. King. YOUR SUBSCRIPTION IS DUE NOW! J* Renew Your Subscription for the Coming Year! Special Club Katos on Newspapers and Magazines Carr Our Want-ads bring results. FHURSDAY, DEC. 28, 1939 High School Cagers Lose To Ada, 38-26 Bringing to a close Bluffton scho lastic basketball play until after the holiday season, Bluffton High eagers dropped a 38 to 26 decision to Ada last Wednesday night on the Hardin county court. inability to hit from Pirates were in the the second half, when Despite an the floor, the running until Ada gradually pulled away to a commanding advantage. Halftime score in the contest was 11 to 9, with Ada out in front, but Bluffton had been keeping close on the heels of the Bull Dogs and local backers had hopes of victory. Ada’s 27-point splurge in the sec ond half provided too much hurdle for the Dillermen to come, however, and the home romped on to victory. of a over team prin when Glenn Niswander was the cipal point-getter for Ada, and the final gun had sounded he had 22 of his team’s 38 points. He rolled eight field goals thru the hoop and added all of his team’s six free throws to capture top honors. Paugh, Ada center, racked up 10 pointers, Beidler, of Bluffton, had eight, and Gratz, another Pirate, got seven. Bluffton reserves captured their fourth victory in the preliminary, emerging victorious in an overtime period by a score of 18 to 16. the extra session, “Duke” sank a field goal to provide ning margin. Bluffton Beidler, f. Gratz, f. Fisher, c. Howe, g. Schmidt, g. Burkholder, g. Totals Ada In Schmidt the win- 3 3 1 0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 8 7 3 0 2 6 2 6 26 38 .10 .16 Coon Season Can't Be Closed Early Hunters cannot legally be barred from taking coon until Jan. 15, the date originally set for closing of the season, but state conservation offi cials this week broadcast a plea for hunters to refrain from further de pleting the stock of coon after Jan uary 1. Because reports indicated the take of coon had been unusually heavy during the early part of the season, conservation officials last week at tempted to change the closing date from Jan. 15 to Jan. 1. Attorney General Thomas J. Her bert ruled, however, that the change would be contrary to law, which re quires that public hearings be held before fishing and hunting regula tions can be changed. As a consequence, the closing date will remain as Jan. 15, but conserva tion officials are asking hunters to cooperate by ceasing their hunting expeditions after the first of the year. Rabbit season will close on Jan. 1, and quite a few hunters are expect ed in the field thruout this week to get their last chance at the cotton tails for another year. Our Want-ads bring best results.