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News Our Grandfathers Read
From Issue Of November 22,1906
The old Russell poultry house, on
the corner of Main and Jefferson
streets, will again be opened for
business. The property was pur
chased last Friday by the Storer
Bros., of Ada, from the South Side
Building and Loan association of
Lima, who obtained it from the as
signees of Thomas and Sons.
Joseph Murray passes his 85th
Murray has been feeble for several
years, and is gradually growing more
birthday anniversary today.
Miss Edith McPeak gave a very
enjoyable evening’s entertainment to
her lady friends at her home on
Main street Friday in honor of her
guests, Miss Hallie Day, Ethel Mor
rison and Ethel Metzler, of Findlay.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Amstutz, re
siding at their very pleasant farm
home, three miles southwest of
Bluffton, very appropriately cele
brated their golden wedding anniver
sary, Tuesday, Nov. 20, and had the
pleasure of enjoying a reunion with
all their living children and many
relatives and friends.
Albert Schumacher, one of our own
boys, who is now a student in
Oberlin college, will preach in the
English language for the Mennonite
congregation next Sunday morning.
Ed Burns, who had charge of a
construction gang
Ohio railway, left
for Michigan City,
similarly employed
stretch of track.
on the Western
Monday evening
Ind., where he is
building a long
and family, for-
Lewis Clippinger
mer residents of this village, recent
ly moved from Leipsic to Ft. Wayne,
Mrs. Martha Russell died Sunday
evening at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. George S. Cunningham, at Lan
caster, suffering from a complication
of diseases for some time. Mrs.
Russell was married to Mr. Daniel
Russell, of this place, and resided
here until a short time after the
death of her husband, which
place in April, 1901.
George Lewis left Tuesday morn
ing for Memphis, Miss., where he is
looking after the cement block ma
chine business.
S. V. Heckathorn and family
moved from the Steiner flats to their
residence on Grove street, yesterday.
Mrs. J. F. Swank went to Robin
son, HL, the first of the week, to
spend several weeks with her hus
The Putnam county crow supper at
Ottawa, Monday evening, the annual
spread given after election by the
leaders of the old political parties,
was attended by Dr. H. O. Frederick,
Ed Paul, Frank Eaton and Abe Wise,
of this place.
Miss Fairy, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Jos. Huber, celebrated
eighth birthday anniversary
Wednesday evening. Forty
little friends were invited.
Jquor Permits
George Schmidt purchased
eighteen-acre farm of the late
Niswander, east of town, Saturday.
The price paid was $1600.
SUGAR 25 ^■$1.35
(Continued from page
yoking licenses here. Whether the I
municipality will be required to make
any refund to permit holders for the
unexpired portion of their licenses
will not be known until the state re
port is received.
Any refund which might be entail
ed, however, will be only nominal, ac
cording to data contained in a letter
received here last November by Mayor
Howe from Jacob B. Taylor, state di
rector of the department of liquor con
wa tunes awaiting us right at home.
Current reports that establishments! Senator Key Pittman of Nevada
would be set up outside the corpora-! started his career on a wild goose
wouiu ue vc* i for gold but came back to
tion limits for the dispensing o I make success in the OCCUpation
could not be confirmed here the first I which his schooling fitted him.
of the week. I Key Pittman, who was born in
Council Sets Dry Date I 1372, attended law college in Ten
Revoking of liquor licenses here! nessee. His career at that time
came one day after December 31, the! looked as though it might consist of
dav designated bv the town council I practicing law obtaining an ap
aay oesignatea 1 pointment as district attorney, and
for such action. Date on which I forgjng ahead in politics with the
liquor ban should become effective! jjnited states senate as a.goal. But
was fixed by the council since any re-1 young Pittman could not see it that
fund which mighhbe required to be I way and the reason was the Alas
made to permit heders would involve! kan gold rush in 1896. He rushed
expenditure of municipal funds over! up to the Klondike! And what hap
expenauure I Dened? Kev Pittman landed at Daw
which the council has exclusive con- P^®dstKJead of the freeze almost
trot I penniless. In Nome it is said that
Recreation News
The four permit holders effected by I he worked at one end of a bucksaw
the revoking of licenses Monday was! |0 make a living. Then, the peo
two less than the total number here! pie made him district attorney,
at the time of the November election.! Shortly thereafter, he returned to
•4. rt,_ cold the United States, settling in Tono
Of these two one permit for Ute sale \,e where laid £e ounda
of liquor expired the first of the year I o{ bis £ortune jn the Tonopah
and the other was transferred to I -pe]ephone company.
Lima. I In 1913, Key Pittman, in his first
Open house is planned at the re
creation center early in February,
Dale Davidson, Bluffton
director, announced this
ents will be invited to
facilities of the center
Under the state law the town is re-1 political contest, was elected to the
quired to refund to the department of I United States senate, where he has
liquor control mnety per eent of the| Riven a good accounts hxmself^for
unexpired portion of all fees paid by
local permit holders with the excep
tion of those which have less than| duction of this metal in Nevada,
thirty days to --------also
in turn makes the refund to the per-| six-year terry for the President of
mit holders.
A stove donated to the recreation
al center over the holidays is the
center of attraction at present, and
pop corn is being popped by youth
ful frequenters every night.
Inter-city ping-pong matches
be sponsored by the recreational
ter. Games with boys, girls
PEAS, CORN, TOMATOES........................
SPAGHETTI, MACARONI........................
CRACKERS, Fresh.......................................
PAR-T-JELL, All Flavors...........................
BROWN SUGAR............................................
PEACHES, South Haven............................ .2 Large cans 25c 1
OYSTER SHELLS.......................................
SCRATCH FEED..........................................
i BLOC K SALT..........................
Colby Cream
MOTHERS OATS..........................................
POST TOASTIES..........................................
PEANUT BUTTER, Bulk..........................
GRAPEFRUIT, Texas Seedless...............
STEWING FIGS, New Crop......................
HEAD LETTUCE, Large...........................
OXYDOL or RINSO, I^rge......................
STARCH, Cream or Laundry....................
RED SEAL LYE..........................................
GALVANIZED WASH TUBS..................
WASH BOARDS, Zinc...............................
BOLOGNA, Large or Ring........................
BACON, Sliced..............................................
adults in other nearby cities are be­
ing sought.
............ 100 lbs. 84c
... .100 lbs. $1.69
.2 Large boxes 17c
....................... tb. 17c
.................. 2 for 39c I
......................... Ib. 7c 1
....................... Ib. 15c
.......................lb. 10c 1
39c 1
by Jeanne
gold buried far away
some part of the
world looks easier to get than for-
24 years. His greatest interest is
to better the position of silver, in
spired of course by the great pro-
run. The department,! He js interested in promoting a It was a playful dachshund who
1 fl had a weakness for eating German
the United States, with a rule I sausages.
against second terms. I The first real motion picture car-
Stories of wealth to be won in I toon, drawn by John Randolph
foreign fields sound so much more I Bray, was a combination of car
alluring simply because the fields I toon characters and living persons,
represent the unknown and seem to I Released by Pathe Freres in 1912,
offer more adventure. Probably I it showed the misadventures of this
while we are pitting to be in one I gormandizing dachshund who kept
recreational I place, the fellow who is there wishes I on eating sausages until he finally
week Par-1 he were in ours. I exploded. It proved so successful
inspect the I ©-WNU Service. I that Bray drew 18 more similar
,, I I cartoons within the next year,
during he 1 very jong after that, colored
By Elmo Scott Watsoo
VFLU XT Ul -I grcifj, ■7„.lri.
Then he accompanied a British I
naval expedition against France’s I
allies, the Spanish, in Cuba, where I
he was in the thick of the fight when I
the English stormed Mono Castle. I
He had hardly returned home I
when Pontiac’s war broke out in I
1763 and he accompanied Colonel I
Bradstreet on the expedition to I
raise the Indian siege of Detroit. I
In 1772 he was a member of the I
Company of Military Adventurers I
who visited the Lower Mississippi I
and West Florida to look over lands I
promised the Colonials who had I
served in the French and Indian I
war. Nothing came of this so Put- I
nam returned home in time to be- I
come one of the heroes of the Battle I
of Bunker Hill. I
Western Newspaper Union
By Elmo Scott Watson
Mad Poet
of the most beautifully descrip
tive passages in all American liter
ature Is these often-quoted lines:
Now twilight lets her curtain down.
And pins it with a star.
They were written by McDonald
Clarke, the "Mad-Poet” who died in the
“lunatic asylum” on Blackwell’s Island,
New York city.
Characteristic of his gift for combin
ing the ridiculous with the sublime was
this poem which he wrote about George
Eternity—give him elbow room
A spirit like his is large
Earth, fence with artillery his tomb.
And fire a double charge
To the memory of America’s greatest
Match him, posterity, if you can.
Western Newspaper Union.
1911, an Irishman named Pat
Lynch roped a wild steer In north
western Colorado. The animal crazed
by the lasso that was tied to the cow
boy’s saddle horn, dragged horse and
rider over the rim of a great chasm
A sturdy pinon tree grew on the edge
of the cliff and the rope caught around
this long enough for Lynch to throw
himself clear. His horse hung on one
end of the lasso and the steer on the
other. There they swung like lead
toys on a stick. Then, as the rope broke
under their combined weights, they
plunged into the canon far below.
Lynch, miraculously enough, landed
on a narrow ledge. There was no way
for him to escape from the smooth
walls that rose steep above him, and
below was the chasm. There was no
room to turn around, but he slowly
worked his way along the shelf until at
last he found a ledge just below.
Slowly, he slid down and fell into
soft sand. All aoout him were the
ruins of ancient cliff houses that no
white man had ever seen. The re
mains of a man-made trail led around
a corner of the rock wall and Lynch
climbed to safety.
He told his story, but at that time
the cattlemen were not Interested In
the cruinhllnii bits an ancient civi
lization. In 1933. however, a small ex
ploring party went into the region to
trace the rumors cf the years. The
government has now reserved this area
as the Yampa Canyon national monu
If Pat Lynch had missed his throw,
a slumbering canon might still be
waiting for the white men to discover.
ffi. Western Newspaper Union
Twas This Way
Western Newspaper Union.
Animated Cartoons
*T* HE first animal to appear in
A animated cartoons was neither
Felix the Cat nor Mickey Mouse,
I cartoons made their debut in mo
I tion picture theaters. The first one,
I released in 1916, was entitled “The
I Debut of Thomas Kat.” It was the
I story of a kitten who had been
I taught by its mother how to catch
I mice. The kitten soon became so
I cocky about his abilities that he
D11P I tackled a rat, with very tragic re-
OST Americans think of Israel I These early drawings were made
Putnam as pie New England I on tranSparent celluloid, the colors
hero of two thrilling escapes. One I then being paintcd on the reverse
was during the French and Indian side o£ the film Such early at.
war when a providently rainstorm I tempts were a far cry from the
put out the fire which the savages I quaijty o£ our present productions,
had kindled to torture him. The I gome of the newer “super-specials”
other was during the Revolution I 1«ke “The Th ee Little Pies”
when he avoided capture by the ii! e Walt Disney
British by riding his horse at break- I bjgger drawing cards than regular
neck speed down a long flight of I fea£ure pictures, and occasionally
stone steps. But these were only a I make as much money as films pro
few of “Old Put s adventures. I duced by Hollywood’s greatest
During his busy life he saw ac- I stars,
tion on many fronts—from Montreal I
in the north to Havana in the south I
and from Boston in the east to De- I
troit in the west. They began in I
1755 when he served under Sir Wil- I
liam Johnson against the French I
they continued when he enrolled in I
Rogers’ Rangers in 1758, was cap- I
tured by the Indians, sent to Canada I
as a prisoner and freed by exchange I
the next year. I
College Cogers
Idle Another Week
Bluffton college eagers will have
another week to brush up on of
fensive and defensive play before
they resume scheduled competition
following a two-week holiday layoff.
Practice will be
started by the
evening, in pre
with Findlay at
night of next
for the tilt
Both Bluffton and Findlay have
been defeated by Toledo university,
their only common foe thus far, with
the Orangemen doing slightly bet
ter against the Rockets.
Bluffton has five homes games re
maining on the schedule. Teams
which will play here include Cedar
ville, Findlay,Defiance, Kenyon and
the Alumni.
During the Christmas vacation at
the college men members of
faculty removed a section of
bleachers from the west end of
college gymnasium, permitting
laying out of a handball court.
Boosters Wins Over
Westinghouse, 47-33
Bluffton Boosters climbed a step
nearer the lead in the Lima league
last Wednesday night by defeating
Lima Westinghouse, 47 to 33, in a
game played at Lima.
Morrison was the principal point
getter of the contest, racking up 12
points for the victors. Miller and
Murray each got eight.
Bluffton won easily, and the decis-
ion was not in doubt after the Boost
ers had piled up a 16 to 8 advantage
in the first quarter. At halftime the
score was 24 to 12, and the third
quarter count was 35 to 25.
Kindle f.................... .. 0 4 4
Diller f.................... ...2 2 6
Fisher .................... .. 2 0 4
Swank .................. .. 0 1 1
Murray ................ .. 2 4 -8
Morrison ............. .. 6 0 12
Miller .................. .. 4 0 8
Stonehill g............... .. 2 0 4
Totals 18 11 47
Westinghouse........... 13 7 33
Ask Post Office
Bids In March
(Continued from page 1)
plans for the new post office building
are about twenty-five per cent com
pleted, and that bids will be accepted
in March, 1940.
Delay Is Puzzling
Following the designation of the
new post office site, it had been indi
cated that work would be completed
in 1939, and Bluffton residents were
beginning to wonder if the local pro
ject might have been “shelved”, after
the year passed with no further
Official purchase of the two lots
bought from Edgar Chamberlain and
A. D. Gratz was not completed until
last summer, altho the post office de
partment had indicated the choice
nearly three-quarters of a year
from Washington tends to
however, that the project
under way early this sum-
will get
mer, and Bluffton’s new post office
should be a reality by next fall or
the early part of the winter.
Don't forgot Your
Ending a two week’s Christmas hol
day layoff, Bluffton high eagers will
resume scheduled play this week end
in games on the home and foreign
Opening game of the week will be
payed at Wapakoneta on Friday night
and the following evening will find
the Pirates facing Lima Shawnee on
the Bluffton floor.
Wapakoneta is reported to have a
better than average team this year,
and the Dillermen’s showing against
the Indians likely will give a pretty
good indication as to what success
Bluffton may have this year in the
It’s been cold in Florida as well as
in Ohio, writes M. M. “Dode” Murray
who with Mrs. Murray are wintering
in St. Petersburg where a number of
Bluffton people are vacationing this
“We have been having some fine
summer weather, but last Friday
nightwe got a whiff of that good old
northern wind and Saturday morning
the themometer was down to forty
and the wind still blowing,” writes
“So you can see that you folks are
not the only ones that had cold feet—
Letter To The Editor
The following letter comes
from Joseph Parker, who spent
the pastweek here with his
grandparents Mr. and Mrs. C.
Army Air Corps
Due to the present world crisis,
President Roosevelt and congress has
felt it necessary to take extreme
measures to protect American life
and property. He feels and hopes
that we will not be caught napping
as wTe were during 1914-1918.
To avoid such a catastrophe he has
placed before congress several large
bills calling for immediate rearm
ament bringing our navy, army, and
air corp to its war time strength by
Of the billion dollars or more ap
propriated for rearmament the air
corp received a large share. In order
to have the facilities and the large
personnel required to keep these
planes in the best running and fight
ing condition we must have a large
number of trained men. In order
that there may be enough trained
men to keep up with the production
of these planes the government has
found it necessary to open large
technical schools.
In these technical schools the
government offers positions to young
men between the ages of 18 to 36.
The qualifications for entrance to
these schools are as follows:
First, he must have completed
four years of high school.
Second, upon entrance he is sub
jected to a mental and physical ex
amination. Upon passing he is
sworn in for three years. After
swearing in he immediately goes into
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THURSDAY, JAN. 4, 1940
Bluffton High Plays Wapakoneta
There, Shawnee Here This Week
Cold Snap Hits Florida,
Too, “Dode” Murray Writes
Western Buckeye league cage race.
Shawnee also is reported to be
strong, altho improvement in the lo
cal’s attack is expected to give them
an even chance in the contest on the
home floor, Friday.
Bluffton Pirates have not been in
action since Wednesday, Dec. 20, when
they dropped a decision to
Ada at
will not
of next
Bluffton college cage play
be resumed until Thursday
week w’hen the Beavers journey to
Findlay to clash with the strong
Orange-clad outfit representing Find
lay college.
so did “Pude” and ‘‘Dode”. “Pude”
has lived in four different houses since
he came here, he don’t seem to know
where he is going, or what he is
going to do when he gets there.
“I have been eating a few roasting
ears to keep in trim for the spring
crop up home. They have a large
organge crop here this season but the
grapefruit is only a little over half
what it should be. There are about
25,000 tourists here now—and there
will be about that many more when
cold weather sets in in earnest up
recruit training and quarantine for
a month.
Upon completion of the first stages
of his army life he is assigned to
his class. There he is trained to
specialize in the course he chose
which may be radio, mechanics, arm
aments, etc.
Upon completion and graduation
he is assigned to an army air field
where he puts to practical use the
knowledge and experience he gained
in these technical schools.
At the completion of his enlist
ment, he may either re-enlist or go
into civilian life either of which he
has a good opportunity to make a
place in the world for himself.
As for myself I am not connected
directly with the technical end, but
more with the flying end. Which
upon completion of my studies, I
hope to receive a
Second Lieutenant
States Air Corp.
commission of a
in the United
J. M. Parker
Jack Rabbit Shown
In Window Exhibit
A Kansas Jack Rabbit, crouched
for a take-off, is attracting attention
this week in the window of The
Bluffton News.
The life-like appearing stuffed rab
bit is being exhibited by J. A. Diller,
of North Jackson street.,
most in appearance from
grown cottontails in the
its legs, which gives the
It differs
our home
length of
animal its
Speed of Sound
travels 1,089 miles a sec­

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