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Faltering before the superior strength of Findlay college eagers after a game first-half performance, the Bluffton college five went down to a 35 to 20 defeat, last Thursday night at Findlay. During the first half of the con test, Bluffton battled the crack Find lay outfit to a 12-12 tie score, and there was hope that the Beavers might break their disastrous losing streak. It was all Findlay after the half time intermission, however, as the Orangement sank difficult shots from all angles. In the face of the “hot” streak of the Oilers, Bluffton’s of fense and defense bogged down and the home team coasted to an easy victory. Bluffton’s scrappy cagers led most of the way in the first half, with Findlay pulling up to tie the score, only shortly before the gun brought the period to a close. Findlay had knotted the count on two other occa sions, but each time the Burckymen had what it took to go out in front again. College Cagers Falter In Second Half Lose To Findlay Five, 3o-20 At one time in the opening period Two games, one at home and the other on a foreign court, will be played within the next week by Bluffton college’s improving cage outfit. Cedarville’s crack five will oppose the Beavers this Thursday night on the Bluffton court, and on Tuesday night of next week the Burckymen will play at Ohio Northern. College Five To Play Cedarville Here Thursday At Ada Tuesday With George Radulovich’s injured leg nearly healed, Coach A. C. Burcky is hoping to have his team at full strength for the Cedarville assignment. If he returns to the lineup it will be the first time since the first week in December that the Beavers have not been hit by in juries. Cedarville has five veterans from Bluffton High cagers will play two games at home in the next week, meeting North Baltimore here this Friday night, and opposing Colum bus Grove next Tuesday. Since the first of the year the Pirates have not been defeated at home, and in four starts on the local floor during the season the Diller men have lost but one. Backers of the Bluffton crew are hopeful that the Pirates will con tinue their winning streak at home, SUGAR MILK YOUR CITY MARKET STOP SHOP SAVE CITY MARKET COFFEE BOLOGNA, Large...................................................... 2 lbs. 25c CHEESE, Cream.............................................................. lb. 19c CLEO, Fresh...................................................................... lb. 9c Temple Oranges OXYDOL.....................................................................large 19c RINSO......................................................................... large 19c & SOAP................................................................ 3 for 10c Sunrise OYSTER CRACKERS.....................................................lb. 10c CRACKERS, Soda.................................................... 2 lbs. 15c PAR-T-JELL, All Flavors...........................................3 for 10c PEAS-CORN-TOMATOES 8c PEACHES, Freestones...................................2 large cans 25c PINEAPPLE........................................................ large can 19c PEANUT BUTTER, Bulk...............................................lb. 10c KRAUT HOMINY 3 & Z5c Bluffton had a 9 to 6 advantage, their widest of the game. At the start of the last half, Find lay ran the count to 16 ot 12 before Bluffton could break the scoring ice. The Beavers then pulled up to trail by only two points, 18 to 16, but from that time Findlay literally ran away with the game and Bluffton’s hopes were gone. Findlay’s conquest over Bluffton was the team’s sixth victory in eight starts. Bluffton West, f. 3 0 6 Holcomb, f.................... 10 2 Reichenbach, c.................2 2 6 Backensto, g. 0 3 3 Yoder, g. 0 0 0 Heiks, f------------------- 0 0 0 Lehman, f. 0 0 0 Thutt, c---- 0 0 0 King, g....... 0 0 0 McLaughlin, g----------- 0 2 2 Truax, c. 0 0 0 Warren, g.------------- 0 1 Sommers, g.-------- 0 0 0 Totals--------- 6 8 20 Findlay------------------- 14 7 35 High School To Play North Baltimore, Columbus Grove In Home Cage Tilts last year’s outfit, which twice de feated Bluffton, but the Beavers have been showing constant improve ment and the Bluffton mentor be lieves his crew will have a good chance to capture their first victory of the season in Thursday's game here. As a special contribution to the national campaign against infantile paralysis, five cents of each thirty five cent admission ticket sold at the Cedarville game will be turned over to the Bluffton fund. In the tilt against Ohio Northern, the Beavers will be tackling their sixth Ohio conference foe. Altho the Bears have a fast-traveling outfit, Bluffton is doped to keep in the running all the way despite their under- dog rating. altho North Baltimore and Colum bus Grove each have been playing a good brand of ball. Improvement has been in constant evidence of Bluffton’s play since the close of the Christmas vacation period, however, and chances are that the locals will end the season with a balance on the winning side. In nine games played thus far, the Pirates have won four and lost five, but held the edge in scoring, 281 to their opponents’ 280. Granulated E SOUP BEANS...........................................................10 lbs. .39c PANCAKE FLOUR............................................ 5 lb. sack 17c KARO SYRUP................................................................ can 10c $4.9® & 55© 25C Sweet Doz. BANANAS, Golden Yellow...............................................lb. 6c HEAD LETTUCE...................................................... 2 for 15c LEAF LETTUCE............................................................ lb. 10c Grapetruit LX 10FQR 29c GRAPE NUTS.............................................. 2 large boxes 25c CRISCO...........................lb. 19c...........................3 lb. can 51c MARSHMALLOWS.................................................... 2 lbs. 25c CHIPSO a X9c 5^-39c THE BLUFFTON NE Honor Bluffton Lumber Dealer (Continued from page 1) position of its first vice president is an old established and influential trade organization, numbering in its membership lumber dealers thruout Ohio. A gathering of more than 2,000 is in attendance at the Dayton convention this week. Prominent in Association Steinman is well known thruout the state in the lumber trade and has been active in the. work of the association. During the past year he was the association’s second vice president. He is also president of the Bluffton Board of Education, past governor of District 13-A of the Lions club, former president of the Bluffton Lions club and also active in Masonic circles, being past com mander of the Findlay commandery of Knight Templars. National significance is attached to the address of Thurman W. Arnold, assistant United States attorney gen eral who will address the convention, Friday. Others on the list of speakers in clude Roy T. Wenzlick of St. Louis, internationally known because of past accurate predictions concerning building costs and volume Walter Scales of Washington, D. C., tech nical engineer for the National Lum ber Manufacturers association Don Campbell of Lebanon, Ky., former president of the National Retail Lumber Dealers association W. J. Cheyney of New York, vice president of the National Retail Furniture as sociation and Wm. Abernathy of Atlanta, Ga., prominent southern manufacturer. In the announcement of Steinman’s election as vice president the Dayton convention also announced “Home for the Money in 1940” as its theme for the current meeting. Turbine Arrives At Light Plant (Continued from page 1) give the Bluffton plant its first turbo generator. When the municipal plant was first equipped it was impractical to consider turbine generating equip ment because the local load was not heavy enough. For economies in operation, a turbo-generator should not be used when the load is less than 500 K. W. according to engineering opinion. It has only been in very recent years that output of the Bluffton plant has passed that mark. Installation of the turbine will give the town improved service, and in addition the guarantee under which it is sold assures operating economy of at least 40 per cent. Economies in operation will be represented principally in fuel sav ings, it being estimated that ap proximately $5,000 less will be spent each year for coal when the unit is put into use. No Bond Issue Net cost of the modern Westing house turbine, complete with a direct coupled exciter and surface condens er, is $14,000. This is being paid from the plant’s cash balance, and no bond issue will be required. One of the light plant’s present battery of three Skinner uniflow engines is being traded on the gen erator. This is a 150 K. W. unit, for which a credit allowance of $1500 was made, reducing the purchase price of $15,500, including freight, to a net cost of $14,000. After the turbine is set up and checked the Skinner engine will be dismantled and shipped to the Power Plant Equipment Co., of New York City, from whom the turbo-generator was obtained. Following its installation, the tur bine with the two remaining Skinner engines will give the local plant a capacity of 1,350 K. W., which should be sufficient for the town’s require ments for years to come. Bluffton Boosters Win Over Bradfield Bluffton Boosters emerged victor ious in the opening tilt of the second round of play in the Lima American league last Thursday night by best ing Bradfield Center in a tight game, 27 to 23. Bluffton led all the way in van quishing the negro outfit the second time this season, but Bradfield stayed within striking distance to keep the final outcome uncertain. Score at the quarters with the Boosters out in front was: 8 to 5 17 to 11 and 23 to 17. Jim Morri son, of Bluffton, and Jerry Brown, Bradfield star, each had nine points to their credit. Morrison is tied with Bollinger, house star, for the scoring lead in the American league. Each has tallied 52 points in loop play. Morrison’s vere made on 23 fielders and six free throvns. Bollinger racked up 20 fielders and 12 charity tosses. Bluffton Swank f...................... 1 0 2 Fisher ........... ....... 1 0 9 Diller f............. ....... 2 2 6 Murray c........... 9 0 4 Morrison g....... ....... 3 3 9 Kindle g........... ....... 0 0 0 Miller g............. 2 0 4 Lora .............. ....... 0 0 0 Totals .... .... 11 5 27 Eradficld........... ....... 9 5 23 rruN. UtHU FIFTY FAMOUS FRONTIERSMEN By ELMO SCOTT WATSON The First Forty-Niner ONE spring day in the year 1848 a horseman came galloping through the streets of San Francisco, sprang from his weary horse and rushed through the plaz.a, hatless and travel stained, waving aloft a little bottle filled with soidp shining particles and shouting “Gold! Gold! Gold from the American river!” Thus it was that Sam Brannan, frontiersman and adventurer, won the title of “the first Forty-Niner.** For he was the first to bring to San Fran cisco authentic news of the discovery of gold by James W. Marshall near Sutter’s Fort. But this was not the only historic ‘first” in the career of Sam Brannan. Back in the late thirties and early for ties he had boon a Journeyman printer, a free lance writer, an editor and “a natural-horn promoter.” Also he was a full fledged elder In the Church of the Latter Day Saints until the Mor mon leaders a little later had occasion, and very good reason, to expel him. In July. 1846. he brought to Califor nia a colony of some 300 Mormons, the first American colonists to reach Yerba Buena, the little Spanish settlement on San Francisco bay. Immediately he began on the series of his historic “firsts”—he preached the first English sermon ever heard there, he solemn ized the first American marriage on California soil, he set up the first flour mill and gave the settlement Its first newspaper, the California Star. After he was expelled from the Mor mon church, he became the first Cali fornia promoter by getting out a spe cial edition of his Star and sending 2,000 copies of the paper overland to the Mississippi valley and the eastern states, extolling the virtues of the country to prospective settlers. Then came the discovery of gold and Brannan’s role as “the first Forty-Nin er.” His sensational announcement of the gold discovery depopulated San Francisco within a few days and re sulted in Sutter’s little kingdom of “New Helvetia” being overrun by a swarm of goldseekers. In the wild era that followed, Bran nan prospered. He was gambler and banker, merchant and hotel owner, im porter and exporter, gold digger and real estate speculator, shipowner ana smuggler. As San Francisco grew he loomed larger and larger on its hor! zon, and at last was ruling It like a Chinese mandarin. Then misfortune overtook him. His later career was one of "ups and downs" but he never remained entirely down, and when he died In 18S9 at the age of seventy, h» was fairly prosperous, in contrast to the poverty of Sutter and Marshall. Uncommon Americans —..... By Elma Scott Watson---------- Yankee Saint hundred years ago they looked upon John Humphrey Noyes as a madman, a crank, a heretic and an immoralist. But to day the historians speak of him as “a Yankee saint,” a ‘‘true genius” and ‘‘ore of the noblest pioneers America has ever pro duced.” Born in Vermont, Noyes was edu cated at Dartmouth and prepared himself for a career in law. But the religious fervor which swept the country in the early 1830’s seized him and he entered Andover theo logical seminary to prepare himself for the ministry. However, after ob taining his license to preach, Noyes began to rebel against dogmatic and professional religion. Becoming known for his heresies, his license was taken away from him. Then he announced he was going to es tablish a kingdom of God on earth and he founded the Putney com munity in Vermont. There he put into practice his phil osophy of Christian Communism which included the most intimate relationships of living. Because of these daring experiments, Noyes was repeatedly persecuted y groups of reformers and more than once he narrowly escaped imprison ment. Finally, he moved his colony to Oneida, N. Y., where it became famous for the successful industries it started. In 1869 Noyes inaugurated anoth er experiment which brought down upon him a fresh storm of protest from the exponents of traditional morality. He called it “stirpicul ture” which was nothing more than a program of scientific breeding for the human race long before the word “eugenics” had been coined. The results of these experiments are said by actuarial experts to be unparalleled in the records of modern vital statistics. In 1881 his Oneida community was changed to a corporation and by tiie time of his death five years later there was little left of the original idea of the community but its name. During the next half cen tury the name of John Humphrey Noyes sank into obscurity. Then his biography was written by a modern scholar who has declared: “How ever obvious his defects remain, John Noyes possessed the attribute. of genius Such a life has seemed far more worthy of cm memoration than many of those mure celebrated, more honored by tb? nation and the -v-n’d, yet who no... dared, as No' ?s did, to ideals into tr i v PRESIDENT AT CONFERENCE Dr. L. L. Ram seyer, president of Bluffton college, has been attending several college conferences in the east as the official Bluffton represen tative this week. The conferences Dr. Ramseyer in dicated he expected to attend upon hl3 departure Tuesday included the Bluffton High Loses To Willshire, 25-21 After getting away to a 7 to 5 lead in the first quarter, Bluffton High cagers were unable to keep pace with Willshire in a contest at that place last Saturday night and finally lost out to the Van Wert county outfit by a score of 25 to 21. After leading at the quarter, the Pirates had dropped six points be hind at halftime, trailing 9 to 15, and the third quarter mark found them on the short end of a 13 to 21 count. Bluffton’s attack revived in the closing quarter when the Dillermen counted eight points to four for Willshire, but the advantage of the opponents was too great to over come. Injuries hurt the Pirates in the tilt at Willshire. Gratz was unable to get into action because of a wrenched ankle sustained on the pre ceding night in a game with Celina. Zuercher, who took Gratz’ place in the lineup played a fine game, how ever, and ended by being the leading scorer of his team with eight points. Bluffton’s loss to Willshire was the first reversal the Pirates have suf fered since the resumption of play after the Christmas holiday recess. Bluffton Zuercher, f. -.... ____ 3 2 8 Beidler, f. _____ 2 0 4 Cooney, c........ .... _____ 0 2 0 Schmidt, c. ......... _____ 0 0 0 Fisher, g......... .......... 2 0 4 Burkholder, g. ... ____ 1 1 3 Short, g. ....... ........ 0 0 0 Totals _____ 7 5 21 Willshire ......-.... ...........11 3 25 Recreation Center Men’s volleyball play in the high school gymnasium will be held this Wednesday night. During the winter, dates for volleyball competition will be shifted from week to week, to adapt play to the schedule of other events in the gymnasium. Notice of play for the next week will be an nounced in this column regularly. Bluffton players will compete in an Allen county ping pong tournament at Lima this Saturday. Winners will be eligible to compete in district play. Bluffton’s entrants will be as fol lows: Youths, over 15—Robert Watkins and Dick Backensto, singles Dale Davidson and Robert Watkins, doub les. Boy’s division, 15 and under James Clark and Fred Herrman, singles Clark and Herrmann, doubles. Girls, over 15—Geneveive Fett, de fending Northwest Ohio champion, and Betty Weinhold, singles. Girls, 15 and under—Ruth Garmat ter and Lavonne Wilch, singles. Reserves Win Twice By Identical Scores Bluffton High reserves won two cage assignments by identical scores during the past week, trouncing Ce lina seconds here on Friday night, 26 to 25, and winning over Willshire understudies at Willshire on Satur day by the same count. Against Celina, the Bluffton sec onds trailed at the quarter 6 to 8, but tied up the count at halftime, 10-all. The Pirates were ahead 21 to 15 at the third quarter. At Willshire, Fritchie paced the Reserve attack with 11 points, and Rich Gratz got eight. Bluffton 2nds .............. 7 12 26 Celina 2nds ........... 11 3 25 Bluffton 2nds 10 6 26 Willshire 2nds ....... .....10 5 25 Kansan Speaks To Student Body Dr. E. L. Harshbarger, professor of history and international relations at Bethel college, Bluffton sister institu tion, spoke at college chapel services Friday morning. Dr. Harshbarger, former teacher at Bluffton high school and college, gave the students an insight on the Euro pean situation as he saw it this sum mer while traveling in Europe and as a student at the Academy of Interna tional Law at The Hague. He was one of ten Americans awarded a fel lowship by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Having re turned from Europe as late as Aug. 26, Dr. Harshbarger gave a very vivid picture of the European scene. In the evening at 7:30 he spoke at the First Mennonite church on the topic, “Lights Out Over Europe.” Dr. Harshbarger was on his way back to Newton, Kansas after having served as a member of a committee of the three historic peace churches in a conference with President Roosevelt at Washington, D. C. This committee interviewed the President together with other cabinet officers on the sub ject of service in time of war which would be consistent with the philos ophy of conscientious objector.-. The Kansas educator said that the delega tion was well received by the adminis tration. meeting of the Association of Ameri part of this week in Philadelphia, can colleges, the Association of Church-Related colleges and the As sociation of the Boards of Religious Education, ail being held the latter Taking a one-point lead in the last two seconds of play, Bluffton High cagers last Friday night best ed Celina High’s Bull Dogs by a score of 26 to 25, It was the Pirates’ third victory in a row', and also gave them a clean record in the Western Buckeye High school league, the tilt with Celina being Bluffton’s first loop as signment of the season. It has been a long time since Bluffton cage fans have seen as thrilling a tilt as that played here last Friday. Starting strong, the Dillermen had a 10 to 3 lead at the first quarter, principally because of some fancy basket shooting by Beid ler and Gratz, each of whom got four points in the period. Celina’s offense was clicking in the second quarter, however, and the visitors rolled 13 points thru the nets to trail by only two points. 18 to 16, at halftime. It was still a neck to neck race thru the third stanza, the score at the quarter mark standing 23 to 21, ■with Bluffton still out in front. Cooney was Bluffton’s principal point-getter in the second and third quarters by racking up nine points in the two periods. Bedlam broke loose in the fourth period, as Celina took the lead, re linquished it to Bluffton, then tied the score and finally dropped behind .........."" T. A. Kitchen went last week to Marinette county, Wisconsin, accom panying a number of prospective land buyers. John Manges also was one of the party. High School Wins Over Celina In Last Second By Score Of 26-25 —, 1 tw *tt, -1 dm im —tn 4M4«—H«—»!»■■■» __ NEWS OUR FATHERS READ FROM ISSUE OF JULY 31, 1913 —. .... —_____ Next Tuesday, August 5, the town of Bluffton will be in gala attire for the big homecoming to which every resident of Bluffton and vicinity, former and past, is cordially and urgently invited to come. The en tire town is being cleaned up and prepared for this celebration and the authorities at the college, on the campus of which the celebration is to take place, are making extensive preparations. Ralph West, of Berne, Ind., was an over-Sunday visitor with his par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Fletch West. Miss Zanna Staater is home from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Architect DeCurtins at his own expense is replacing all outside doors at the new high school building. Mr. W. H. Michel, who taught in Bluffton High school the last half Team Standing ream W Pts. Opts. Bluffton High 4 5 281 280 Bluffton College 0 7 202 321 Coming Games Thursday, Jan 18 College vs Cedarville, here Friday, Jan. 19 High School vs North Baltimore, here Tuesday, Pan. 23 High School vs Col. Grove, here College vs Ohio Northern, there Bluffton High Varsity and Reserve cagers in four games last week really turned in a freak scoring perform ance.... Tn three of four games the scores were identical, and in the fourth one-half of the same count was duplicated... .The Pirate seconds won games from Celina and Willshire by the same score, 26 to 25... .Bluffton’s Varsity trimmed Celina 26 to 25, and Willshire the next night also made 25 points against Bluffton but the lo cals got only 21. Bluffton High’s best performances have been at home this season... .The Dillermen have won three out of four starts on the local floor.. .Away from home they have dropped four games in five starts.... Bluffton college’s outlook is brightening, Coach A. C. Burcky reports, despite seven straight losses... .The Beavers looked much improved in the Findlay contest last week. Next year’s cage team at the col lege should be one of the best in sev eral seasons, Coach Burcky said. .Sev en tall freshman candidates are look ng good .and if they return next year they should team with returning vet erans to good advantage.. .Some idea of the headache in coaching these days, hov-ever, is seen in the fact that Findlav college has 40 freshman bas ketball candidates. In cooperation with the national THURSDAY, JAN. 18, 1940 again just at the close of the con test. Meyers hoisted a free throw for the Bull Dogs early in the fourth quarter and Celina trailed by only one point. He then added a field goal, and the visitors were out in front 24 to 23. Clyde Fisher, who had made only two points in the first stanzas, broke loose for a fielder, but the Pirates’ advantage was short-lived as Hattry tossed a free throw to knot the count at 25-all. W ith barely two seconds remain ing Fisher was fouled, and his toss went squareiy thru the nets to give the locals a well-earned 26 to 25 victory. Cooney scored nine points for Bluffton and Gratz got six, to set the Fixates’ scoring pace. Bluffton has won three of foux* home games this season. Bluffton Gratz, f.________ ___ 3 0 6 Zuercher, f. _________ 0 0 0 Beidler, f.____________ 2 0 4 Cooney, c. 17 9 Schmidt, c.---------------10 2 Fisher, g.__________ 2 15 Herrmann, g._________0 0 0 Burkholder, g._________0 0 0 Howe, g.-------------------- 0 0 0 Totals-------------------- 9 8 26 Celina ----------------------io 5 25 Mackinac, Mich. Rev. Thomas M. Chalmers, director of the New Tork Evangelization Society, Brooklyn, N. Y., who has been visiting in this vicinity since last Thursday, will leave next Sat urday for a trip west. Rev. Chal mers married one of the Van Gunten girls, three miles south of Bluffton. The annual Sunday school picnic of the German Ev. Lutheran Trinity congregation of Jenera, will be held on Thursday, August 7, in Michael Traucht’s grove, south of Jenera. Mrs. S. W. Stratton is in Lakeside hospital, Cleveland, and will take treatment for several weeks. She passed thru a successful operation the first of last week. Clair Fett and Lysle and Donavin Baumgartner are visiting this week in Toledo with Ralph Bixel and at tending the Perry Centennial cele bration. E. B. Betzner will return from Berlin, Ontario, the last of the week. He will greet his many friends on many inenas on of last year, will not return to BluffjHomecoming day. ton next year. GERMAN SETTLEMENT The population of Bluffton in 1910 Noah Thut purchased thirty-six was 1,953, a gam of 170 over 1900,-acres of land in Logan county recent Beaverdam 455 in 1910, a loss of 221y and expects to move to that place since 1900 of Richland townshipin the near future. 1,806, outside of Bluffton and Bea- P. B. Hilty and wife will leave verdam, a loss of 33 since 1900. today for a trip through the western C. A. Arganbright is rattlingstates. They will visit their daugh around in Editor Biery’s shoes thister, Mrs. Lizzie Gerber, in Oregon, week, while the latter and son,They will be gone about three Clarence, are on a vacation trip tomonths. SHORT SPORTS drive against infantile paralysis, Bluffton college will contribute five cents from each single admission tick et sold at the Cedarville game Thurs day night to the Bluffton fund.. .Only Bluffton, Defiance and Cedarville re main in the Northwest Ohio confer ence and it is not likely that any tro phies will be awarded this season.... Wilmington has dropped out to join the Ohio conference. Beaverdam defeated Columbus Grove last week 25 to 20.... Then Beaver dam dropped out of a tie for lead in the Allen county league when topped by Lafayette, 24 to 17....This gave Spencerville undisputed posession of first place... .Lima South topped Cen tral last week 26 to 23.... Findlay college’s clash with Kenyon at Find lay this Thursday will be a relief per formance for Findlay.. .Cridersville’s Roger Phillips has scored 270 points in 12 games, 11 of which have been won by Cridersville....... Wapakoneta topped St. Marys in a Western Buck eye league game last week, 21 to 20.. Rawson, beaten by Bluffton High, is tied with Van Buren and Arcadia for the lead in the Hancock county league. Jumping Beans Most Mexican jumping beans come from the province of Chihua hua they are the seeds of various members of a family of swamp trees listed as euphorbiaceous plants. When the plant is in blos som a small moth (Carpocapsa sal titans) lays an egg in one part of the flower. The hatched larvae bore into the growing beans but do not attain full growth until the beans are hard and ripe. The larva in side the bean moves it by cniling up and then suddenly extending it self. Later in the season it cuts a circular door through the bean and changes to a pupa, and then, when the pupa is transformed to a moth, it escapes through this door. Close examination of the bean will show this means of exit.