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Missionary Priest’s
Visit 75 Years Ago
Founds Church Here
(Continued from page 1)
these scattered Catholics met only
about once a month at the homes of
various members of the church. How
ever, within less than 10 years after
the chance visit of Father Dechant
a church building was erected in
Money for the church was donated
by Owens at the request of his son,
Paris, who died from fever in the
Civil war. The son had often ex
pressed his desire for a church, and
money received by his father at the
close of the war was turned over to
the church building committee.
The elder Owens also contributed
$200, and at the close of 1865 the
frame building was completed at a
cost of approximately $1,000. In
1869 Bishop Rapp, of Cleveland, ded
icated the structure.
Changes occurred slowly in the
little parish altho alterations in the
building were effected with the pas
sage of years. In 1890 the spire
was added, and under Father Doer-
complete painting job last longer because it holds and seals due
to controlled penetration. It minimizes the danger of peeling,
scaling and cracking. Being practically non-absorbent it affords
"tooth” or "grip” for the following coat. It seals all surfaces
and is ideal—
1. It "bolds fast” and seals
the various surfaces to be
painted—both new work
and repainting.
2. Controlled penetration
defeats absorption and
makes a perfect foundation
for finish coat.
TOWN SEDAN—Here is one
of the best used cars we have
ever had on our floor. It’s
a clean job, inside and out—
examine it closely—it’s had
only one owner and has been
well taken care of. Quiet run
ning motor, never been abused
—and a complete set of new
brakes just installed. You
never saw a better used car
value—look it over
ner the building was enlarged by the
addition of the present sanctuary
and sacristies. The altar was do
nated by Father Doemer’s house
keeper, Miss Lena Dell.
During the 52-year period follow
ing the building of the church,
priests from Findlay, Fostoria and
Columbus Grove cared for the little
flock of worshippers, altho it was
often difficult for them to cover al
most impassable roads.
Father Doerner Reme.mberw
Father Doerner, who tended the
charge for 28 years, stands out as a
zealous worker for the church during
that period. All members taken into
the church between 1881 and 1909
were baptised by this priest who
cared diligently for the parish in ad
dition to his larger congregation in
Some of the families connected
with the parish in the early days
were the Gromanns, the Baumgart
ners, Stienhauers, Owens, Allerdings,
Kienes, Karsts, Rinemans, Fishers,
Huttingers, Woolridges, Laibes, Her
manns and Witkofskis.
In 1917 the care of the St. Marys
Parish was transferred to the Re
demptorist Fathers of St. Gerard’s
3. None of the oil in the
second coat is absorbed by
High Standard Primer.
4. There is no weakening
of the oil film.
5. The danger of paint
failure is minimized.
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parish in Lima. This society of mis
sionary priests was founded in 1732.
15 Years Under Redemptorists
During the 15 years under the Re
demptorist Fathers, a fuil basement
was placed under the church and a
new hot air heating system was in
In 1932 the parish became com
pletely independent for the first time
when the charge was given to the
Rev. Father James Hebbeler, of
Lima, who served until 1938.
He was succeeded by Rev. Father
Robert Maher, the present pastor,
under whom continued progress has
been made, and worthwhile improve
ments to the church building have
been effected.
East Orange
Mr. and Mrs. Will Stager, Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Stager were Sunday
dinner guests of Mrs. Hannah
Candler and daughter Gayle of Ada.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Nonnamak
er and sons Harold and Dean were
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Ira Slusser of near Bluffton.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gallant and
daughters Marylin Ann and Carol
Sue spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Clapper of Mt. Gilead.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nonnamaker
and daughters Eileen and Loretta
Mae, Ed Boutwell, Mr. and Mrs.
Rob Potts, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kim
mel and son Raymond and daughter
Marie Edith, Edward, Richard,
Merle and Margaret Frick, of Lima
Mr. George Boutwell, Mr. Will Bout
well and daughter Josephine of Ada
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Boutwell, Mr.
and Mrs. B. J. Boutwell and son
Byron Leo spent Sunday with Mrs.
Elizabeth Boutwell of west of
Mr. and Mrs. John Boutwell en
tertained the Tried and True class
of the Riley Creek Baptist church
Saturday evening.
Development of blue mold in Ohio
tobacco beds depends upon weather
conditions. Hot, dry weather during
the last half of May and early June
may prevent the trouble, but growers
should be ready to use preventive
measures if cool, cloudy weather
prevails at that time. Agricultural
agents can give information about
control measures.
Estate of G. W. Young-, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that Charles Young,
whose Post Office address is 317 S. E. 17th
St., Oklahoma City. Okla., has been duly
apjxjinted and qualified as executor of the
Estate of G. W. Young, late of Allen County,
Oh io, deceased,
Dated thia 2nd day of May, 1940.
Judge of the Probate Court,
4 Allen County, Ohio.
Estate of Martha M. Radebaugh, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that William M.
Radebaugh, whose Post Office address is
117 E. Main St., Bellevue. Ohio, has been
duly appointed and qualified as administra
tor of the Estate of Martha M. Radebaugh,
late of Allen County, Ohio, deceased.
Dated thia 7th day of May, 1940.
Judge of the Probate Court,
5 Allen County, Ohio.
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Dr. C. H. Smith To
Publish New Book
After more than ten years of re
search and writing, Dr. C. Henry
Smith, head of the history and gov
ernment department at Bluffton col
lege, will publish his latest volume on
the entire history of the Mennonites
during the last four hundred years
early this fall.
Entitled "The Story of the Men
nonites” the book will cover the
European and American phases of
the social and economic wanderings
and settlements of that group, look
ing into their institutions and cus
toms and many other sides of the
Mennonites’ history.
Numbering five or six at the pres
ent time, the books previously writ
ten by Dr. Smith also deal with
some phases of the Mennonite pic
ture, the last showing the immigra
tion of German Mennonites into
Pennsylvania and published by the
Pennsylvania German Society re
During his research Dr. Smith has
been led into many European and
American countries, looking into the
homes of Mennonite immigrants,
reading their books and histories,
and listening to the family stories
of these people.
Announce Cast For
Shakespearean Play
It was announced this week that
the annual Bluffton college Shakes
pearean play will be presented on
the evening of Bluffton Day, June
10. It will be "A Midsummer
Night’s Dream”.
Rehearsals for the featured pro
duction will begin next week.
It was also announced that a pag
eant depicting the founding of Bluff
ton college forty years ago will be
presented as a part of commence
ment activities. Date for the pag
eant as yet has not been set.
Cast for the production is as fol
lows: Theseus, John Boehr Egeus,
Mark Houshower Philostrate, Gene
Hilty Lysander, Herbert Oyer De
metrius, Dale Francis Quince, Dar
vin Lugibihl Snug, M. Brown Bot
tom, L. Metzker Flute, P. Soldner
Snout, R. Wagner Starveling, Bert
Smucker Hippolyta, Helene Stone
hill Hermia, Betty Keeney Helena,
Julia Culp Oberon, Bill Burbick
Titania, Bettye Lewis Puck, Duane
Tway Peaseblossom, M. Olivet Cob
web, Zitella Getties Moth, Mary
Smucker Mustardseed, Jo Haldy
Fairy, Lora Schultz. Supporting
roles will be taken by Ray Ramseyer,
Don Gundy, Rosalie Barnes, Gene
vieve Stein, Robert West, Mary
Lape, Gladys Raber, Shirly Bailey,
and Loreen Peters.
Bluffton Girl To
Head College Y. W.
Betty Amstutz, prominent Bluffton
junior, was eleeted president of the
Y. W. C. A. for the coming year
filling the vacancy left zy Marjorie
Bloomquist, junior from Clarksburg,
W. Va„ who will not return to the
campus this fall. Miss Amstutz is
prominent in various campus activi
ties serving as treasurer of the Y.
W. C. A. during the past year, a
member of the Bluffton College Ves
per Choir, and Girl’s Varsity “B”’.
Magdalene Oyer, Bluffton fresh
man, was elected to fill the vacancy
as secretary left by Betty Samsel,
Lima, also not returning.
Other officers named to serve next
year include: Esther Niswander,
Bluffton, vice president Evelyn
Hilty, Pandora, treasurer and Jose
phine Mohr, Bethlehem, Pa., pro
gram chairman.
Thespians To Give
Last One-Act Play
The Thespian Dramatic Society
will present the final series of one
act play performances of the “Tom
Thumb Theatre” on May 21. As yet
only one of the two plays, as an
nounced by President William Bur
bick, has been chosen.
“Joe”, by Jane Dransfield, a trag
edy depicting mountain back woods
drama will be presented. The story
involves a woman having an insane
son whom the authorities try to take
The play is supported by the fol
lowing cast: Betty Keeney, Bert
Smucker, Wilma Nash, Mark Hush
ower, Rosalie Barnes, and John
Smucker Re-named
Peace Club President
Bertran Smucker, Bluffton, was re
elected president of the Bluffton
College Peace Action club at a meet
ing held on May 8. Richard Weaver
Betty Keeney, and Wilton Hartzler
were elected to serve on the execu
tive council next year. Professor
Russell A. Lantz was chosen faculty
advisor of the group.
The Ohio income from dairy farm
ing is approximately $75,000,000 in
an average year but the state still
has to buy dairy products. The
79,000,000 pounds of butter produced
here each year is 50,000,000 pounds
short of the amount consumed in
the state.
f' A
It’s hard to realize, in the midst
much of the country has been expei
like the above are just around
logically speaking. Experience an*
Students To Give
Graduation Recitals
Senior piano recitals will be giv
en by Margery Lecrone of Bucyrus
on May 31 and Virgil Bartz of Co
lumbus Grove on June 3 in the col
lege chapel. Miss Lecrone and Mr.
Bartz are seniors in the college
music department who will receive
their Bachelor School Music Degree
this spring.
Two other recitals are scheduled
to be presented this spring. Miss
Esther Hilty, graduate of Wooster
college, now taking post-graduate
work in Bluffton college will render
a vocal recital. Mr. Wilson Jones,
of Lima, will also present a vocal
recital. As yet no definite date has
been set for these two presentations.
The 17-year cicada will emerge
about the last of May in 13 south
western Ohio counties this year and
may be present in one other. This
is the third largest of the four
broods which appear in Ohio.
The average value of Iowa farm
lands was $213 an acre in 1920, $113
an acre in 1930, and $58 an acre in
1933. Land values in Ohio varied
from $159 an acre in 1920, through
$90 an acre in 1920, to $59 an acre in
The annua! potato field day for
Ohio will be held on the farm of
Virgil Royer, near Arcanum, in
Darke county, all day August 8.
Earl Tussing, Ohio State University,
says a program for women, exhibits,
demonstrations, and an inspection of
plantings on the Royer farm will
keep everyone attending busy.
——By Elmo Scott Wotoon
Mr. Currier and Mr. Ives
*"pHEY gave Americans of their
A day the equivalent of the news
reels of today. They were the pic
torial historians of contemporary
American life a century ago when
newspapers contained little or no
picture material except an oc
casional fashion print.
When a steamboat blew up, a
great fire swept a city or some
other disaster occurred, Mr. Cur
rier and Mr. Ives immediately put
out a colored picture of the event
with plenty of action in it. When
the United States was at war, they
issued splendid battle pictures with
plumed generals on prancing horses
(and plenty of gory detail as to dead
and wounded soldiers). There were
pictures of horse races and other
sporting events, there were pictures
of swift clipper ships and pictures
of the first transcontinental trains
running amidst Indians and buffalo.
There were highly moral pictures
there were even “comic strips”
—caricatures of life among the ne
groes, called “Darktown Comics.”
It all started back in 1830 when
young Nathaniel Currier, working
as an apprentice to John Pendle
ton, who had returned from Europe
with the new art of lithography, be
gan thinking of setting up his own
business. So he went to New York
and started as a lithographer in
partnership with a young man
named Stoddard. This partnership
lasted only a year but in 1835 Cur
rier began again. He soon built up
a profitable business but it wasn’t
until 1850 when James A. Ives be
came his partner that fame and
fortune came to them.
For 30 years Mr. Currier and Mr.
Ives were “printmakers to the
American people” and Currier and
Ives prints of one sort or another
were to be found on the walls of
virtually every American home. In
1880 Currier retired with a fortune
but the firm continued with a son
of the founder in his place. In
1888 machine color printing was ap
plied to their product and even
greater numbers of their pictures
flooded the country.
In recent years Currier and Ives
prints have become “Americana.”
Where once these prints sold from
six cents to $3, they are now sell
ing for anywhere from $20 to $500.
And one of them recently brought
Western Newspaper Union.
Blossom Time Is Cabriolet Time
of such weather as
iencing, that scenes
he corner, chrono
the weather man.
however, both assert
the blooms in the
locale California, ant
with vacuum-operat
Recent callers at the Rayl home
were: Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cloore, of
Lafayette Mr. and Mrs. Sam Am
stutz and son Daryl, Mrs. Sarah
Oates, Miss Clarabel Owens, Mrs.
Thomas Wolfley, Mrs. Robert Mat
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Oehrli, Mr.
and Mrs. Cloyce Robnolte, Mrs.
Leland Snyder and daughter Sharon,
Marion Downey, of Findlay Ray
mond Tuttle, Mr. and Mrs. H. G.
Downey and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer Anderson.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Wilkins Jr.,
and family called on Mrs. Gladys
Hosafros, Monday.
Recent callers of Mrs. Eva Mont
gomery, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Battles,
Mrs. Walter Schantz and son Billy,
Mrs. Stanley Ream, Mr. and Mrs. I.
A. Zay, Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Spell
man and daughter and Mrs. Hannah
Swank who came to spend some
time there.
Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Hartman and
family spent Sunday afternoon at
the O. P. Hartman home and Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Grismore and
family, Mrs. Dora Hartman and Mr.
and Mrs. Russell McGee called in
the evening.
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. H. O. Hilty and daughter
Rosann were Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Ewing, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Young,
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hilty and son.
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Coldiron
and Miss Virginia Tobian of Dear
born, Mich., spent the week-end at
the C. E. Klingler home.
Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Hilty and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hart
man and son called Sunday evening
at the Ivan Montgomery home.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCafferty and
son Donald called Sunday afternoon
at the Scott McCafferty home in
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Mertz, Mrs.
Manton, Mrs. Catherine Welsh called
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1940
that they are. As a matter of fact,
ihoto are almond blossoms, the
the car Chevrolet’s new cabriolet
top, controlled from the dash.
Monday through hatching season. Bring us your eggs for custom
hatching on Tuesdays.
Coal Oil or Electric Brooders, Feed and Poultry Supplies.
Sunday afternoon at the Charles
Montgomery home.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Coldiron,
Miss Virginia Tobian, Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Klingler and son Clyde were
Sunday dinner guests at the John
W. Wilkins home near Arlington.
Mr. and Mrs. John Welsh of Ada
called at the Chas. Montgomery
home Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Moore called
Sunday evening at the C. E. Klingler
News Want-Ads Bring Results.
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Poultrymen know that the B-G Vita
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Corn Binders
Tractor Plows
Spring Tooth Harrows
Rotary Hoes
2-row Cultivators
Sulky Plows
F-12 Tractor Cultivators
Side Delivery Hay Rakes
Other good bargains—
come in and see them. We
have what you want.
Banner Egg Mash................................ $2.20
Banner Starter...................................... $2.30
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The Bluffton Milling Co.
Horses $4.00 Cows $2.0(^
Small Stock removed free of charge.
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