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Bluffton college’s radio presenta
tion over Radio Station WLOX,
Lima, last week featured a debate
on “Resolved: That the United States
should follow a policy of strict mili
tary and economic isolation toward
all nations engaged in armed civil or
international strife.” Bertran Smuck
er, Bluffton sophomore, upheld the
affirmative side of the question, and
Robert Wagner, Lima freshman, de
fended the negative.
Reports on youth conferences held
in Toronto and Chicago over the
Christmas holiday season were given
last week at a meeting of the cam
pus Y. M. C. A. organization. Rich
ard Weaver attended an anti-war
conference in Chicago, and Karl
Schultz was at a world mission of
Christianity conference in Toronto.
Members of the Bluffton college
Y. W. C. A. were guests of the same
organization functioning at Findlay
college prior to a basketball game
played between Bluffton and Findlay
at Findlay, last Thursday.
Dr. Calvert Ellis, professor of
Biblical literature at Juniata college,
Huntington, Pa., will deliver the
addresses during Bluffton college’s
annual Bible Lecture Week, Feb. 11
to 16. Dr. Ellis has studied in
principal seminaries in this country
and abroad.
Final examinations for the first
semester will be started at the col
lege Wednesday morning, Jan. 24,
and continue thru the remainder of
the week. Second semester regis
tration will be on the following Mon
day, and classroom work will be re
sumed, Tuesday.
Seniors in the department of edu-
Candidate for
Ray W. Barnett, 34, living at 1145
W. High St., Lima, Ohio, announced
his candidacy for the office of Allen
County Treasurer, subject to the de
cision of the Republican May pri
Barnett is a graduate of Lima
Central High School, a property
owner, married and is now Allen
County Probation officer connected
with the County Common Pleas
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cation will take over teaching duties
at Bluffton High school this week.
Those who will take charge of
classes as student teachers include
Richard Backensto, Virgil Bartz,
Marjorie Lecrone, Evelyn Burkhard,
Genevieve Stein, Elnore Burtchin,
Margaret Hobson, Carol Cookson,
Ruth Steiner, Wanda Eversole,
Wayne Goodbar, Dale Suter, Theda
Hankish, Alice Olewine, Elizabeth
Rasmussen and Charles Suter. Five
seniors who have completed a part
of their teaching are Phyllis Driver,
Roger Hauenstein, Della Krehbiel,
Helene Stonehill and Gene Zuber.
Bluffton’s A Capella choir present
ed a sacred concert Sunday evening
in the Lima South Side Church of
Christ. Prof. Russell A. Lantz di
rected the group in their presenta
Dr. E. L. Harshbarger, professor
of history and international relations
at Bethel college, Newton, Kansas,
was the speaker at chapel services
last Friday. He also made an even
ing appearance in the First Menno
nite church. Conditions in present
day Europe were discussed in his
Dr. Wilbur Miller, assistant sup
erintendent of Columbus public
schools, will be the speaker at vesper
services at the college next Sunday
at 3 p. m. Special music will be
furnished for the occasion by the
vesper choir.
Mrs. Albert Hauenstein of May
wood, Calif., is spending a few weeks
with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shull and
other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Morris Pfeifer and children
of Lima visited Wednesday with Mrs.
E. C. Pfeifer.
Mrs. Wm. Rimer of Kalida spent
the past week with Mr. and Mrs. T.
V. Stim.
Otis Lippincott of Lima was a
Wednesday caller of his Aunt, Mrs.
Emma Vinson.
Mrs. Fern Hutchinson and son of
West Unity spent the past week with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah
Mrs. Lawrence Yant has been at
Cairo the past week on account of
the illness of her mother, Mrs.
Jasper Beemer.
Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Bassett of
Venedocia were Wednesday dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Gier
hart and Otis Bassett.
Mrs. Esther Lombard is recovering
from an operation at the Bluffton
Mrs. Oliver Zimmerman and dau
ghter Sherry of Bluffton spent Sat
urday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Amstutz.
Mrs. Mayme Yant is a patient at
Memorial hospital in Lima.
Mrs. Mildred Varvel spent Wednes
day with Mrs. Wm. McClure at Lima.
The Y. M. P. class of the Church
of Christ was entertained Wednesday
evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Marvin Reigle. Members present
were Mr. and Mrs. Pleyl Fett, Mr.
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Wednesday marked the 234th an
niversary of the birth of Benjamin
Franklin behind whose homely wis
dom of Poor Richard’s almanac was
one of the keenest intellects of his
day and generation.
Franklin was one of the first per
sons to contend for public education
of all children, boys and girls alike.
In Philadelphia he founded an acad
emy which later became the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania. In his
youth, he was an avid reader and
voracious for knowledge. An orig
inal thinker, with an adeptness for
absorbing the wisdom of his elders,
he dedicated his plan of life to pro
moting the greatest good for the
greatest number. His philosophy
has served as a guide down through
the years, with the result that he is
recognized as America’s first great
Of the 55 men who took part in
framing the Constitution, Franklin
was considered one of the five mas
ter-minds. One of Franklin’s import
ant contributions to the independence
of the colonies and in the formation
of the United States, was his help to
the colonies in securing aid from
and Mrs. Kent Amstutz, Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis Van Meter, Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Amstutz, Mrs. Oral Fett, Mrs.
John Herron, Mrs. Cleda Gratz, and
Mrs. Morris Pfeifer.
Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Lewis of
Lorain were Sunday visitors of Mr.
and Mrs. Scott Lewis.
Supt. I. C. Paul was in Columbus
Friday attending a meeting of the
Ohio Education association.
Rehearsals have been started for
the play “Gangway for Gracie” by
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SO Fter IN A
Nation Honors Anniversary Of
Birth Of Benjamin Franklin
rr NCOEtSARy to Go
France during the Revolutionary
War. He went to France in the
year 1776 and soon became popular.
His learning attracted the attention
of educated people, while his derss
and manners made him the idol of
the common people. Eventually,
France sent both the money and
troops to aid the colonies as a re
sult of Franklin’s efforts, even tho
the king seemed reluctant.
It was Franklin who said:
“There never was a good war or
a bad peace”.
Among Franklin’s inventions and
discoveries were: first iron stove,
1742 discovered electricity, 1752
lightning rod, first paper money, har
monica, first subscription library,
improved fire place, copper palte
press, and he made many experi
ments to determine the laws of
light, heat and sound. In connec
tion with his plans for city improve
ment in Philadelphia, he is accred
ited with the estblishment of a new
system of lighting, cleaning and im
proving of alleys, widening and pav
ing of streets, first public library,
improved police system and improved
fire system.
members of the junior class to be
given in the near future.
Mr. and Mrs. John Keiffer were
Friday guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Gerald Chidister and family at Elida.
Also Sunday dinier guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Hauenstein at Bluffton.
Allen Lacock is improving from an
attack of pneumonia.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fett were Wed
nesday callers of Mrs. G. T. An
High School Notes
Presentation of a fashion show
was a feature at last week’s meeting
of the Girl Reserves in club rooms at
the high school. Louise Dunifon,
president of the organization, direct
ed the program.
Final examinations for the first
semester were held at the school
last week. Classroom work was re
sumed Monday. Grade cards will be
distributed this Wednesday.
Construction of a new soundproof
broadcasting room has been complet
ed in the home economics depart
ment. In this room the voices of
speech students are tested and re
cordings are made. P. W. Stauffer,
head of the speech department, di
rected the work.
Rehearsals are progressing for the
play, “Footloose”, which will be
staged Feb. 5 and 6 as the annual
dramatic presentation of the junior
class. In the cast are Doris Gar
matter, George Myers, Harriet
Biome, Betty Steinman, John Stet
tler, Harlan Swank, Arthur Thiessen,
Helen Soldner, Jean Isham, Mar
jorie Stratton, Ray Niswander, Billie
Bechtel, Betty Murray, Dale Gris
more and Harold Santschi.
“Last Page”, a one-act play, will
be presented by Bluffton students in
the Ohio Speech league dramatic
competition in February. George
Myers, junior and Doris Jean White
and Ralph Short, seniors, will por
tray the characters in the production.
Announce Changes
In College Faculty
Three changes in the Bluffton col
lege faculty will be in effect when
second semester w’ork is started at
the institution the week of January
Dr. R. G. Whisler, of Tiffin, has
been named new head of the depart
ments of philosophy and psychology.
He will succeed Dean Emeritus N. E.
Byers who returned from retirement
during the first semester to teach in
the two departments until a new
professor could be obtained.
Dr. Whisler received his A. B. de
gree from Findlay college, and his
A. M. and Ph. D. degrees from Ohio
State university. He has held pre
vious teaching positions in Nebraska
and Ohio.
Miss Edna Ramseyer, head of the
home economics department and dean
of women, has obtained a one-year
leave of absence, effective with the
opening of the second semester.
She will go to France where she
will direct a Quaker refugee camp,
and during her absence home econ
omics classes will be taught by Mrs.
Harry Bogart (Margaret Lucy Beck
with, ’34).
Miss Geraldine Evans, French in
structor at the college ,will serve as
dean of women during the time
Miss Ramseyer is in France.
Miss Elizabeth Higley, of Dela
ware, already has taken over classes
in teaching methods at the college in
addition to her work as public school
music instructor. She succeeded
Miss Ruth Lambertus who asked for
a leave of absence for the remainder
of the school year because of poor
Authority Of State
Patrol Established
Several points relative to the jur
isdiction of state highway patrolmen
over the operation of motor vehicles
within municipalities were cleared
up last week by an opinion issued by
Attorney General Thomas J. Her
The attorney general held that the
patrol has no jurisdiction relative to
vehicles failing to stop for main
thorofares other than state routes,
within a town, where there is a stop
sign or not.
However, the patrol does have jur
isdiction when a traffic light is in
operation at an intersection, even
tho a vehicle may be entering a
thorofare which is not a state high
It was ruled that the patrol has
authority to make arrests in cases
when vehicles enter a state highway
without first stopping, either within
or outside a municipality. Arrests
may be made even tho there are no
stop signs or traffic lights.
The total pig crop for the United
States in 1939 was about 84,000,000
head, the largest number in 16 years.
In December, farmers reported in
tentions for 1940 of raising as many
litters of spring pigs as in the spring
of 1939. Hog prices in December,
1939, would not appear to warrant
undue enthusiasm for pork produc
tion. War conditions are not likely
to cause any marked increase in
pork and lard exports in 1940.
The rise in soybean prices since
September may be credited to the
inability of foreign nations to obtain
this crop from Manchuria as in the
past. October exports of soybeans
from the United States were 2,500,000
bushels as compared w’ith 6,000
bushels exported in October, 1939.
Most of the soybeans are going into
Canada for reshipment to Europe.
Our Want-ads bring results.
Public Approval Of
Bevis O. S. U. Head
Hearty approval of the appoint
ment last week of Dr. Howard L.
Bevis, professor of law and govern
ment at Harvard university, as the
new president of Ohio State univers
ity, is being voiced by the students
and faculty of the university as well
as the press of the city of Columbus.
Dr. Bevis’ appointment came after
the twenty-fourth meeting of the
Board of Trustees since President
George W. Rightmire retired at 70
in July, 1938. The withdrawal of
the candidacy of Dr. Wilson M.
Compton paved the way for Dr.
Bevis to become the compromise can
didate of the Trustees who have
split three, three and one over other
candidates. He is not expected to
take office until the end of the school
term at Harvard which extends thru
General enthusiasm over the ap
pointment centers around his record
of distinguished service both as pub
lic administrator and as educator.
Educationally his experience has in
cluded a professorship of law at the
University of Cincinnati from 1921
to 1931 and the important Harvard
law professorship which he has held
since 1935.
Administratively Dr. Bevis will
bring to his new post a wealth of
experience gained when he served as
director of finance for the state of
Ohio in 1931, serving until 1933
when he was made a judge of the
Ohio supreme court. He held that
office until 1935 when he became fi
nance director once more. The same
year he gave up the state position
to accept the Harvard appointment.
Dr. Bevis has been actively in
terested in public affairs for many
years. In 1926 he was secretary of
the Charter Amendment Commission
of Cincinnati. In 1932-33 he was a
member of the Ohio Relief Commis
sion. During the World war he was
in the Ordnance Department and Air
Service of the U. S. Army.
He has been active in the Ohio
State and Cincinnati Bar Associa
tions, American Law Institute, As
sociation of American Law Schools,
American Academy of Arts and
Sciences, Order of Coif, Phi Alpha
Delta, Boston Rotary Club and the
Masonic order.
Dr. Bevis is the author of several
law books and has contributed nu
merous articles to legal publications.
He is a member of the Methodist
church and is a democrat in political
Ohioans are pleased that the
Trustees selected a native of Ohio.
Dr. Bevis was born in Bevis, Hamil
ton County, about 54 years ago. He
was one of the original candidates
considered by the Trustees and his
appointment maintains the tradition
that native Ohioans serve as presi
dent of Ohio State, the fifth largest
university in the United States.
Dr. and Mrs. Bevis arrived in Co
lumbus Sunday noon for their first
conference with the university Board
of Trustees. The Trustees are ex
pected to offer Dr. Bevis an annual
salary of $15,000, the same sum giv
en Dr. George W. Rightmire, former
president, in the early days of his
administration. During the depres
ison Dr. Rightmire’s salary was re
duced to $10,000. According to the
Trustees, Dr. Bevis has been earn
ing more than $10,000 at Harvard.
In addition Ohio State university
provides its president with a home
on the campus, servants and an auto
Dr. and Mrs. Bevis stayed in Co
lumbus through Tuesday at the Neil
House. Before leaving Ohio to re
turn to Harvard he spoke before the
Cleveland Advertising Club at noon
on Wednesday.
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THURSDAY, JAN. 18, 1940
Candidate for
Clerk Of Courts
J. L. (Leonard) Schnabel, 1552
W. High street, Lima, Ohio, wishes
to announce that he will be a candi
date for Clerk of Courts of Allen
County subject to the Democratic
Primary of May 14th, 1940.
Schnabel who is now serving his
first term, is married, was born and
raised in Lima, Ohio, a property
owner and tax payer.
A member of The American Le
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