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Bluffton People See
World’s Tallest
Florida can be bought
as 15 cents per dozen
damage to crops in the
Orange in
for as little
despite some
January cold wave, according to al
letter received
Mr. and Mrs.
are spending
here this week from
Albert Deppler, who
the winter at St.
Citrus fruits and garden crops I S
were damaged to quite an extent by I ffef Ml
the unseasonably cold weather, they I 1
advise, altho many growers protected! ‘What
their oranges and grapefruit by I T-e
keeping fires in their orchards over-1 may
Warmer weather has been enjoyed
Because you have never been in
jail is no sign that you are as good
as old John Bunyan.
Your faithful watch deserve# a
thorough inspection at least once a
year. Snch a going-over may save
costly repairs. Our experienced
watchmakers will be glad to exam
ine it without charge. If repairs are
advisable, you'll find our prices
most modest! Come in today 1
ALSO ... let us show you our smart
new Elgin#. They're the finest values
in 75 years. Each is a perfect
beautY marvelously accurate.
Prices range from $24.75 to
Pandora Phone 124-A
Melville D. Soash, M. D.
The Commercial Bank Bldg.
Bluffton, Ohio
Telephone 254-W
Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. M.
1-3 P. M. 7-8 P. M.
Office, 118 Cherry St.
Phone 120-F Bluffton, O.
Eyesight Specialists
Open Evenings
Citizens Bank Bldg., Bluffton
Savings & Loan Bldg., Ada
Francis Basinger, D. D. S.
Evan Basinger, D. D. S.
Telephone 271-W
Bluffton, Ohio
The Aetna
In the new Aetna policy
your insurance is based on
the use, mileage, and safe
driving record. The insur
ance on your car is reduced
as much as 40%. See us
before you insure your car.
Save worry and money.
Aetna-ize with
Phone 363-W
Bv Miss M’Della
trees the children may playf
there, sheltered from wind and sun
for several past weeks, and since the| in the hot afternoons of summer. In
short cold wave, Florida winter winter the graceful branches and! treat into shade and coolness,
weather has been normal.
A recent event in St. Petersburg I strength in an everchanging pattern I in a snowy mantle and the wind is
that attracted thousands of spec-1 of light and shadow.
tators was the appearance of Robert Bluffton is a town of trees. Like the tree tops, all the small thmgs
Wad low, 22-year-old youth, who is Oxford, Ohio, it owes its chief beau-| are silent, 1...
the tallest man in the world. I ty to them, except that Oxford’s! creek and into the the woods I see
Of unusual interest to the Dep-1 beard everywhere, for they havel pervading the air. But ever so often
piers have been the bright green I come for tke first sweets. there is a crash and that is tragedy,
benches maintained by the town|
along one of its principal streets, on
which crowds of vacationists from I jn
all parts of the country can lie
found night and day.
Familiar faces also are seen, fori in spread of branches the other, thel the maple covered completely with al
the Depplers quite often get together I fine specimen between the gymnas-1 coating of perfectly transparent ice|
with Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Murray ium and Rj|ey Creek on the Collegel—a lovely sight,
and Henry Gratz, who was winter-! Campus. One thing, which having seen, one
ing with his son in Gainesville, vis-| never forgets, is the pageantry of
ited at the Deppler home. All arel 0 eKeainPus s
from Bluffton. beauty at
any season. ave y0^| tbe Queen of the May takes place on
,,. ,.
have mentioned the beauty of
trees and flowers, but there is
animal life to consider, too. When
else can we know so surely that
spring is here than when we hear
the myriad frog voices around the
marsh at twilight?
Then a morning comes when there
is a flutter of yellow in the trees and
the sound of birdsong and we know
the goldfinches have arrived—to
stay? Oh, no—just a few days visit,
and then on to the north. But they
like to rest among our i
trees for a brief time.
the soft courting call of
have seen it drift past
Scenic Bluffton Is Bountifully Obituary
Blessed By Nature In Every
y &
MMtw trunks combine beauty andl winter when the world is wrapped
Young Wadlow is eight feet, nine|iarge trees are eims for the most! tin footprints where ™ese
inches in height, and is still grow-lpart whereas most of Bluffton’s arel things have come for food or drink, ndfat
ing. He weighs 491 pounds, and he|maples thus giving us the advan-| so I know that with the advent of|Warren
wears size 37 shoes. tage of brilliant autumn colors, andl all will be lively once more. FunenU Mrvjces jn charge of Bixtl
I Have'you heal'd thTiedbird’s clearly,
call and the cry of the jay? Have|
you seen the flash of wings, red and
blue, among the new leaves, or seen
a funny little dark colored bird
backing over a tree looking for in
sects? Have you seen eight redbirds
in one group, the dainty rosy gray
females and the brilliant red high
crested males? Have you seen the
I flash of the gold and black oriole and
examined its pensile nest
the scarlet and black of the
the owl
in the
twn rniArri&fi* thr*
If you look along the Riley in
ter you may see the dappled
of the sycamores in which a little
later the dark patches turn srreer
ish and the light ones become li^ht
er. I looked from my window in
Science Hall the other day and
counted twenty quail feeding in last
summer’s sorghum patch.
two ({uarries the one bare of I satisfaction for us, if we have eyes
trees, the other bordered by them.I to see, and ears to hear. As we look
One evening I went to the treelessl at the beauties of land and water
quarry in winter, and counted one! and study the starry sky at night,
hundred wild ducks, swimming, div-| especially when the stars are brib
ing, or
Occasionally I see a pheasant or
resting there. The water isl liant, and the great evening star
so clear and such a lovely I glows, or the northern lights are
SeasonI Howard
same direction and see a pink cloud
J,. ei Bluffton College!0* Peach blossoms mingled with the
white of cherry and the delicate col­
's into Bluffton on a|ored apple.
y, spring afternoon,! jn SUmmer there may be herons,
lovely trees of Main great blue ones or white
with their leafy heads to
forming a shady arch over
one cannot help but think,
a beautiful village this is.”
elderly people and the tiredl SU(jden flash in the sun of a leaping
walk n comfort under those
a boistrous ruffian playing through
During his appearance he seemed I red bU(]s anj twigs in the spring.l Sometimes we have an ice storm—I E Dunmire were held in War-|^------------------------------------------------
to walk with difficulty and remained Just a little iater come the maple I a glorious sight with everything ren at 2 ’Tuesday. Interment
standing for only brief intervals. I blossoms and the hum of bees isl glistening and a soft tinkling sound I Oakwood A. Ill
There are two rather “extra spe-1 for it means that a beautiful tree
cial” trees in Bluffton one ,the elm I has given way beneath the weight
the Presbyterian church yard I of its ice coat and its lovely form
which is listed as one of the ’argestl has lost some of its grace and sym
elms in the state, not in height butl metry. I have seen the red buds of
spread of branches—the other, thel the maple covered completely with a
I—fJ never xorgeis, pantry w.
gju^on pay when the crowning of
that looks more luscious because “dis-1 Mr. and Mrs. J). J. Rhodes
tance lends enchantment”.
There is another beautiful sound
JI in Bluffton. Bird songs and the
shel tering Iflowing of the stream mingles with
it. The soft breezes carry its mel-
calling the community to wor
on Sunday morning. It is a
sound in the sharp air of win-
ter—in summer it lends its enchant-1
ment to the songs of birds. In
somber autumn days it speaks of
peace—in spring it is the call to a
new life. The mellow tones are be
loved by all.
And the town clock—it tells the
or seen|h°urs an^ night to everyone.
anager‘,| sun niar^s on^y hours of sun-
these have I seen at various I but the clock marks them a11’
on the campus, or along Riley I the ,ovely s€rene evenin« hours, the
as it meanders around thel welcome noon hour, the morning call
Late in the night I have heard! to work’ the night’s silent vigi1^
and I h°urs sadness and hours
ness—all are there.
village is to us a
playing we know the truth of the
there are not many birds| statement, “The heavens declare the
of God and the firmament
showeth His handiwork”.
other than ducks around it, but thel glor
water is so beautiful whether youF
view it by day or see the moon and
stars reflected in it by night, withl v.ith living plants as the Rock Gard
the lights of the village flashingl en is, we feel a sense of creation,
close by. At the other quarry trees! e go to see such places when we
cast their shadows in little sheltered! are downcast and we come away
places, and if you will go out therel comforted. If we crave beauty we
early in the morning you may seel go to such a place and come away
big bass lazily —:----v-- 1
may see them
make yourself go about daybreak.I the taking.
The quarry is
W hen we see a picture painted
swimming by or you I satisfied. We are blessed each day
spawning if you can| by the beauties which are ours for
Let us enrich ourselves
worth seeing at day-1 in the good things which are laid at
lour feet our little Bluffton village,
two in spring I shall look in thel History.
Beaver’s Adventure
A beaver whose species virtually I
has been extinct for 100 years, took lesl'
a fling at civilized life at Chagrin
Falls, Ohio, but regretted his ad-
venture before it could orientate it
self. The 45-pound rodent's first en
counter was with an automobile’s
fender. The pelt Is on exhibition
at the Cleveland Museum of Natural
ren g(
stalking food along the Riley. There I Charles
will be smaller water birds too, per-1 Miller.
haps a little mud hen scurrying herelfor a time he was"in Greenville, Pa.,
and there and there may be theljje spent practically his entire life
uw£nWI°iiiRr, V 354
to stay.
place and we are content
thel Each season has its beauties and
and family
on Mr. and
Genesee SE, Warren, Ohio, died at
Warren City Hospital at 10:38 a. m.
Sunday, following a brief illness. I An unusual record in music circles
Joe Powell And Guy
rjHE College Campus is a place of I Bluffton Day when the crowning of I I settlements to participating sub-
Mr. and Mrs. Deppler also often been there May when the prim Bluffton College Campus each| both of near Bluffton, were among I cities, a total of $2,787,504.05.
see the Preston family, Mrs. Pres-1 little hawthornes clothed white,I .g & colorful picture a81 the winners in guessing contests con-1 This left $283,813.53 on hand at
ton being the former Mrs. S. W.I stand guard along the Ropp Halil their pa8tel shad.I ducted at the Hancock county fairl the close of the year for other coun
Stratton of this place. Path and around the baseball dia-l emerge from the bridge I laBt summeD it was announced last! ty expenditures, the report shows.
beauty at any season. ^«l tatei ptace on Joe Powe11 and Guy A^rson, divisions including townships and
I mond? Have you walked along the'dd^sk eo^/the ve)vety grJlweek. I Receipts and disbursements of the
path and seen spnngbeaut.es, anem- whHe I In guessing the number of grains
ones, the lovely tn hum yeUow adJjnj jn th(_ Here I of corn in a pint can, Powell won
ders tongue, and the chaste wh.te wjn take laM Before a™‘ award- Anderson won Sfth
of dog tooth violet and bloodroot. I Maypo|e with its pur.I pnze in estimating the number of
Have you gone off of the path in ,e and white streamers stands!seeds ,n a Pipkin.
March and poked your fingers under awaiting the of prettily garbcdl Thcre 806 Rrains of “rn 'n
the leaves and found fat heptaic. I.rl, whp win wind the pole thel can, and Powell's guess was 801. In for candidates
buds all wrapped up to the.r downy sound of plcasing music. the pumpkm there were 745 seeds.l imariJ for cou and
coats? Sometimes I have brought) [Andersons guess was 721. I
a budding plant m, which bloomed ml .1 I xu- xn
.a, I field visiting, as the sun sinks low.l I
seen with their many little furryl 8 a. I I
burdens Later 1S heard the S0Und of orches-| The Pleasant Hill Ladies Aid so-
The natural beautv of this areaP™1 mUsiC’ and aS night fallS’ flood‘| ciety and their families will meet
The natura u y o al lights are turned on and the groups! Friday evening at the home of Rev I
was one reason for locating the col-l „i„„ I riuay even*ng ai me
lee-e here and I think that faculty! °f, people &athef to s®e a PWJ and Mrs. Arthur. Covered dish sup-|
4. i v i y| where the grass is used for a stage! in followed by thel
and students alike, are ever gratefull .. darkened shadowv trees arel IOHOWea inel
for this It is said of nlants- “Thevl an1 tne °arkene1 snaaowy trees arel regular monthly meeting. I
for th s It s y| the back drops. The stars shine| Mr and Mrs Clint Morohmdl
toil not neither do they spin, yet l|overhead warm breezes caress andl and M1S' f111^ Morehead!
say unto you that Solomon in all his ?hp Hnki? nT XXX ulCS ed °n M'’ and FS‘ Lyman|
irlnrv was not arraved like one ofl tmkle of merry laughter isl Barnes Friday evening.
f, y a o r*- heard everywhere. Would you likel cUndav visitors at the Arthur!
these. Seeing the perfection ofL return and a Sunday v sitors at the Arthur
flowers one knows the truth of thisl I rnnnps nome were. anu wirs.|
statement. scene’ I F. G. Younkman and family, Mr.I
He was taken to the hospital last! has been established on the west
Thursday, suffering from a stepto-l coast by J.
cocci lung infection.
given as the cause of death.
Pneumonia is| Washington,
years ago.
During 38
The young man was bom in War
Sept. 14, 1912, the son of I of oratorios,
and Mildred Cumberland I other musical
IN drowsy summer’s heat the woods I by profession, and for four I record all the more outstanding.
and stream form a pleasant re-1 years bad been employed at Ott’s I In addition to his work as a con
jn I E. Market St. store. He roomed at I ductor of vocal groups, Bixel serves
the Ott home. He was highly re-1 as writer of a column on music
garded and well liked by all who I which appears weekly in The Ta
knew him. I coma Times. He has been director
I After this there is the picnic sup-| district offices will be at 6:30 p. m.
.. xu 4i.«l Per and groups of happy people may! I this Friday, it was announced last
housed pXy. willows, too are to bel** seen mattered about the green! Pleasant Hill I Saturday by the Allen county board
He was unmarried and tho I never missed or been tardy at a re
hearsal or performance.
He estimates that in that period
in this city. He was a member of I he has been in charge of more than
Central Christian Church. A drug-12,500 rehearsals, which makes his
Mears, R. D. 3, Warren and his I masterpieces and the men who com
William Cumberland, I posed them are featured principally
in the newspaper column drafted by
Pleasant Hill
TPHE whole town has an air of| and Mrs- Lton Younkman and fam-l
quiet peace and serenity. One| dy an^ Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wine-1
looks in any direction toward thel gardner. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Am-I
country side and sees well ordered s^u^z and sons calk'd in the evening. I
farms, with well tilled fruitful fields. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Althauserl
Sometimes one hears a cow or sheeplwere Sunday afternoon^ and supper|
bell as the contented animals move|ffuests Mr.
lazily from one place to a more dis-1 Hauenstein.
tant spot in the pasture for the bite| Mr. and Mrs.
dwdc ui
and Mrs. Cloyce
Robert Hess and
of Lima and Mr. and Mrs K.
ber were Sunday visitors
home of Lily Fett and Nellie
Brauen and family Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Zimmerman
and H. P. Zimmerman spent Friday
with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Zimmer
1 I man and Defiance. H. P.
0 ^a Zimmerman remained, returning
home on Monday.
K. Hu
at the
Norval Scoles and Walter Booth
called on Mr. and Mrs. Raymond
Thompson Sunday afternoon.
Tuesday evening callers at the
lard Jennings home were Mr.
Mrs. Wilford Gratz and Mr.
Mrs. Otis Fett and daughters.
Mr. and Mrs. Aldine Welty called
at the Wm. Lugibihl home Thursday
evening. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lugi
bihl and daughter and Mr. and Mrs.
Younkman and daughters
Sunday afternoon,
and Mrs. Orton
on Mr. and Mrs.
st ratton
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Brauen and
family called Sunday afternoon on
Mr and Mrs. L. C. Hauenstein and
Mrs. Willard Jennings
called Sunday evening
Mrs. Allan Watt of La­
Mr. and
Mrs Elmer Long and
Mr. and
children called Sunday afternoon on
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Zimmerman.
Mrs. Wm. Lugibill and daughter
called Saturday evening on Mr. and
Mrs. Wayne Lugibill and daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Winegardner
and son and Mr. and Mrs. George
Huber and son called on Mrs. Cora
Huber Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs.
called at the Cal
Oscar Zimmerman
Herr home Sunday
Mr. and Mrs.
son called on Mrs. Alta
family Monday evening.
still lined up
waiting for the fatted
with the
Every Load Insured
Bluffton, Ohio
W. Bixel,
who left
Mr. Miller leaves his mother and I of choir at the First Congregational
biit as I go along thel stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. M. Miller I church in Tacoma for the last 15
’of Bluffton a brother, Charles Mil-1 years.
ler, Warren a sister, Mrs. Ruth I Comments on well known musical
Ovei* TTlFPP Million
We wish to thank our many I
friends and neighbors who so kindlyl
sent flowers and all who helped ini Allen county handled funds aggre
any way during our recent bereave-l gating $3,071,317.58 during the fis
menL I cal year through January 1 to De­
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Miller! cember 31, 1939, according to a
I statement completed last week by
Ti” I
Former Bluffton Musician Never
Tardy For Rehearsal In 38 Years
of Tacoma,
Bluffton 40
a conductor
years as
church choruses and
groups, Bixel has
JX T"' a
1,urinK the year the county paid
out for all purposes, including tax
In one of his recent releases he
had a reference to Handel, composer
of the great Christmas oratorio,
“The Messiah”, which is presented
here every winter. In part, Bixel
To the question “Was Handel a
religious man?” the answer is that
he w’as not in the strict sense which
implies acceptance of a creed and
living up to its doctrine. In his
active life his religious sentiments
were not conspicious and yet most
persons will admit that the man who
could write the “Messiah” must have
been pious.
His mother, the daughter of a
Lutheran clergyman, was a woman
of deep piety and was intimately ac
quainted with the scriptures.
Due to his mother’s teachings he
had an accurate knowledge of the
scriptures. He often declared it
was a great pleasure for him to set
scriptural passages to music and
that the Psalms contributed greatly
to his happiness.
Dollars In
CV ITlIlllUll
County Funds Handled Past Year
Two Richland Township Men File
For Nominations To County Offices
general and motor vehicle tax funds
were nearly the same in totals.
Last year $443,759.05 was paid
into the general fund, with $428,274.
64 being paid out, leaving a balance
of $15,484.41.
These new seamless Ax minster Rugs with quality
thruout. An unusual selection in popular sizes.
Inlaid Linoleum
It’s cheapest in the long run. Ask for estimate on
this floor covering installed in your home.
NEW BATHROOM RUGS—mighty attractive
you’ll be wanting several of them.
Motor vehicle and gasoline tax
receipts from which all payments for
road services are made aggregated
$449,766.41. Of this the county paid
out $376,435.35, leaving a cash bal
ance of $73,331.06.
During the year $217,180.23 were
received in relief funds, with $201,
184.29 distributed.
of elections.
Two Richland township candidates
are in the field so far, both seeking
county posts.
Peter M. Amstutz, of near Beav­
Spring you an unusual opportunity to cover
your floors beautifully and at a most reasonable cost.
We are this a wonderful new Spring stock of
floor coverings in shades and patterns all in a wide selection
that will make your home the attractive and inviting place it
should be.
^rrTW-V- &&
A $' .’
t*. ,'■' i ♦. ,j ij-'b v .- -H‘. ., V
lc, *5^*-^-
You’ll want to see them
WINDOW SHADES—New spring line in all popular colors
Basinger’s Furniture Store
erdam, has announced himself a can
didate for county commissioner on
the Democratic ticket. He formerly
served in that capacity.
Stanley M. Vertner, of Beaverdam,
a Republican, is seeking nomination
as county recorder.
At least 50 candidates are expect
ed to file for major county and dis
trict offices before the deadline falls
on Friday, according to board of
elections attaches.
Among those who have filed for
condidacy thus far are Congressman
Robert F. Jones, Republican and
State Representative L. H. Myers,
Republican, both of whom are seek
ing re-election.
Campus Comment
Fifteen Bluffton college delegates
spent last Thursday on the Man
chester college campus, North Man
chester, Ind., in a campus exchange
series with the Hoosier institution.
Six coeds, four men students and
four faculty members made up the
Three students in the department
of music presented programs at
chapel services last week. Eugene
Weed, sophomore, Bluffton Esther
Niswander, sophomore, Bluffton, and
Paul Emmert, freshman, Goshen,
Ind., presented vocal solos,
were accompanied by Jean
junior, Cummins, Mich. and
Steiner, freshman, Bluffton.
Burkhalter, son
in Central
arrived here
of a
for the
India, who
start of school work at the opening
of the second semester, was in
charge of discussion at a meeting of
the Men’s Gospel team last week.
Net receipts from an amateur re
vue presented a week ago at the
college were $17.60. All proceeds
will be turned over to the campus
Y. M. C. A. organization to help de
fray the cost of remodeling work at
the College Cabin, west of town.
Service After Hours
A 12 o’clock closing order doesn’t
daunt the restaurant owners of Am
sterdam. When midnight strikes,
they close shop, but put automatic
vending machines in front of their
stores. These retail sandwiches,
cake and even ice cream cones.
^04 SpAii'Uf
i -J’
RUGS in the new
Colorful Designs
Here is an unusual
showing of Felt Base
Rugs .... the only
thing cheap about
is the price,
say so too,
you see them.

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