College Nine Loses
In Extra Innings
Defeat continued to dog the Bluff
ton college nine last Wednesday, as
the team lost its fourth straight
start when Ohio Northern broke
thru to victory in an extra-inning
contest on the Bluffton diamond.
Going into the tenth, the count
was knotted at six-all, but the Bears
cut loose with a five-run splurge to
capture an 11 to 6 victory.
Despite the setback, the Beavers
played a nice brand of bail, and
showed their gameness when they
tallied three »rans in the eighth, to
come from behind and tie the score.
In the eighth inning uprising,
Pitcher Deddy, of Northern, forced a
run across the plate when he
walked a batter with bases loaded,
and Backensto and Ramseyer scored
Lyle Crow, freshman hurler from
Mt. Cory, made his first start of the
year for the Beavers, and went the
entire distance. He gave up otily
nine hits. Three pitchers worked
for Northern, allowing eight safeties
between them. Bluffton’s eight
plays were costly.
Northern 400 011 000 5—-11 9 -4
Bluffton ....... 010 000 230 0— 6 «£7
Eleven High School 4
Cagers Get Leiters
Letters were awarded to IX mejh
bers of Bluffton High’s sectional
championship basketball squad at a
special assembly meeting in the
school auditorium, Tuesday after
Those receiving the awards were
Beidler, Gratz, Cooney, Burkholder,.
Clark, Herrmann and Zuercher.
Howe, Short, Schmidt, D.
Presentation of the letters was
made by Coach Dwight Diller, vthbsc
1939-40 team ended a successful sea
son by capturing the Class sec
tional championship in the Carey
Cheer leaders letters were present
ed by Faculty Manager Sidney C.
Stettler to Doris Dunifon, Joanne
Stonehill and James Fett. He afeA
presented student manager’s letters
to Albert Ingalls and James Clark.
Fish Hatchery Work
To Be Started Soon
Draining the abandoned quarry at
the rear of the Bluffton Hatchery,
preparatory to the start of work on
a new fish hatchery will be started
soon, it was announced this week by
officers of the Bluffton Community
Sportsmen’s club, sponsor of the pro
Plans for the hatchery were dis
cussed at a meeting of the club Mon
day night in the mayor’s office at
the town hall.
out-of-town speakers made
Foster Roszman, of Bowling
district fish management
explained fish hatchery pro
and showed moving pictures.
Robert Wilson, of Lima, the other
speaker, talked on the progress
fish hatcheries in recent years.
College Track Team
Enters Findlay Meet
Entering inter-collegiate competi
tion for the last time this season, the
Bluffton college track team will par
ticipate in a triangular meet at
Findlay, Wednesday of this week.
Competing teams will be from
Findlay, Ohio Northern and Bluff
ton, and the outcome will determine
the area championship.
It will be Bluffton’s third meet,
and the locals are expected to make
a good showing. Starting with a
comparatively green team, Bluffton’s
improvement has been marked so
far this season.
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Catholic Church To
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Plans have been under way for the
occasion for the past year during
which the church has been completely
renovated and many improvements
made in beautifying the structure and
New leaded art glass windows of
Gothic design have been installed at
the church. Each carries a symbolic
medallion and perpetuates an old
family name of the Bluffton parish.
New flooring has been laid, and
new wiring and lighting fixtures have
been installed. In the sanctuary a
new deep blue carpet has been laid.
The church interior has been dedec
orated in buff and blue, and the altar
is enamelled in white with a gilded
trim. It is illuminated by a new in
direct lighting arrangement.
Installation of a new air-condition
ing system has been effected, which
permits a complete change of air
every few minutes. Seating capacity
has been increased by several pews.
New Choir Dias
At the rear of the church a new
choir dias has been erected. This ac
commodates the 12-voice girls’ choir,
and Miss Rita Hankish, organist.
Thirty-four families afe hff ilfeitfxi
with St. Mary’s parish, and there has
been a marked increase in member
ship in recent years, it was announc
The Bluffton church has had its
own priest for the last few years.
Earlier the local parish was served
by priests from Lima, Findlay, Col
umbus Grove and Fostoria.
Rev. Father Robert Maher, the
present pastor since 1938, resides in
Ohio Student Meet
Here This Week
The seventh annual Ohio Students
Conference on Public Affairs will
cqnvqne on the Bluffton college cam
pus, Friday and Saturday, under the
joint auspices of several campus
The nature of the conference is
purely academic, with panel discus
sions in the political, economic, and
social fields. These yearly meetings
ape designed to promote interest in
important issues and to further the
free exchange of collegiate opinion.
Previous conferences have been
held at Western Reserve, Denison,
Marietta, Wittenberg, Ohio State,
and Ohio Northern.
Events of special interest will be
the panel discussion groups led by
faculty men from Bluffton and
other colleges, the traditional states
man banquet, a dramatic
under the directions of
pians, and the selection
and president for 1941.
of a host
James Griffith, president of the
conference, and Richard Weaver,
secretary, head this state organiza
Among the prominent men who
will be present are Dr. Edgar Dale,
professor of education at Ohio State
Uniersity, and one of the directors
of Propaganda Analysis Dr. Harry
Sarkiss of Findlay college, an out
standing authority on Far Eastern
questions Dr. George Patton of
Ohio Northern university who is
a recognized authority on economics
and business and Dr. Joseph Shafer
of Bowling Green State university
who is one of the most prominent
economists in the United States.
The convention is sponsored by
The International Relations Club,
assisted by the Y. M. C. A., the Y.
W. C. A., the Peace Action Club,
The Thespian Dramatic Society, and
the College Social committee.
There will be four panel discus
sions centering around vital ques
tions of the day. The panels, The
American Far Eastern Policy, Amer
ica and Subversive Propaganda, Gov
ernment in Business, and America
and Civil Liberties will be led by
Bluffton students, with faculty mem
Bluffton college turned back
lay college netters by a 6 to 1
in a tennis match at Findlay,
Gene Zuzer, undefeated in
years of college competition, defeated
Carlin, of Findlay, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Robert West (B) defeated Dreisbach,
6-1, 6-3 Dale Good (B) defeated
Van Allyn, 6-1, 6-3 Morrison defeat
ed Schultz (B), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Zuber
West (B) defeated Carlin-Van Allyn,
6-1, 6-3 Good-Bloomquist (B)
feated Wall-Dreisbach, 6-1, 6-4.
Old Photo Of Train
Wreck Has Interest
A long-forgotten train wreck at
the junction of the Nickel Plate and
A. C. & Y. railroads was brought to
mind by a photo placed in the News
window the first of the week by
The wreck, caused by the collision
of a Nickel Plate passenger and an
A. C. & Y. freight train occurred in
lf03 or 1904, according to older
Bluffton residents. The present
Nickel Plate line was at that time
the Lake Erie and Western and the
A. C. & Y. was the Northern. Ohio.
While playing with other children
at school picnic last Friday, Gaius,
four year old son of Rev. and Mrs.
Armin Steiner, had the misfortune of
fracturing one of his legs.
Mrs. (Dr.) Sewell Pender of Ever
glades, Florida, arrived at the hbnie
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Schneck last Saturday and completely
surprised them. She expects to re
main here for several weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Schumacher of
Findlay are rejoicing over the birth
of a baby girl since last Monday
morning. She has been named Lin
The members of the John W. Moser
family spent last Sunday at the home
of their mother, Mrs. Josephine Mos
er and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Welty
Appropriate services were held in
the various churches of the towns
and community last Sunday in honor
of Mother’s Day.
An impressive baccalaureate serv
ice was held in the Grace church on
Sunday evening in honor of the class
of 1940 of Pandora High school. Rev.
Armin C. Steiner, pastor of the Mis
sionary church brought the message.
Mrs. J. F. Sprunger, daughter, Igda
and Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Lehman and
soni Stewart of Berne were entertain
ed xn the home of Mr. aud Mrs. N. N.
Soldner and family.
The Men’s chorus of Berne, Ind.,
presented a splendid sacred program
at the First Mennonite church
Amos Lugibill remains quite feeble
The Juniors and Seniors of Pandora
High school held their annual ban
quet at the Elk’s home in Findlay,
last Saturday night.
Sidney Agner is assisting Jerry
Burkholder with his spring farm
Another automobile accident oc
curred last Wednesday evening when
the cars driven by Mrs. Hiram L.
Basinger and William Amstutz co
lided at the Beech Tree road inter
section. Both cars were badly dam
aged. Mrs. Basinger sustained a
double fracture in one arm and her
daughter has a a fractured jaw bone
as a result. Other occupants of both
cars escaped with minor bruises and
Mrs. Dennis C. Diller is numbered
with the sick since the latter part
Mr. and Mrs. James Sommer have
recently adopted a week old baby.
A few farmers have started to
plant com this week. Much is yet
to be done and fields are needing
rain before they can be well prepar
ed for a seed bed. The rain Wednes
day morning brought some temporary
Adam Amstutz of Bluffton is ill at
his home with Bright’s disease.
Miss Melvina Hilty is nursing Mr.
Henry Hilty of Pandora. Mr. Hilty
is slowly improving.
Mrs. Albert Althaus who was ill
the past two months is feeling much
better and attended church services at
Ebenezer, Sunday. Mrs. Oren Forth
and children of Ft. Wayne spent the
past week with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Diller and
Lester of Orrville, formerly of
Settlement, visited relatives
friends here over the week end.
Diller who formerly operated a
mill here now has a thriving
ness in that line at Orrville.
An earlier match
rained out before it
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Mr. and Mrs. Iner Basinger
Ruth Boaz were at Columbus
Saturday where they presented some
musical numbers at the wedding of
Miss Virginia Diehl and Lowell Hat
field. Our best wishes are extended
to them. Mr. Hatfield is an employe
in a Toledo bank.-
Mrs. Wilbert Wenger of Oregon
arrived at the home of her mother,
Mrs. Eli Steele in Columbus Grove,
last Saturday. Their youngest son
also came with her. They came east
with Gerald Balmer who had spent
sometime in the West and returned
to Ohio. Mrs. Wenger expects to
visit among her relatives for several
Many of the graduates of Pandora
High school are planning to attend
the Alumni banquet which is to be
held next Saturday night.
Lantz Wynkoop recently returned
from Florida where he has spent the
Charles Stewart has purchased a
Dodge truck from Harry Cherry. Mr.
Cherry has bought a new truck.
Win Over South
Bluffton High racquet swingers de
feated Lima South’s tennis team, 3
to 2, in a postponed match on the
Bluffton courts, Tuesday afternoon.
at Lima was
could be com-
In Tuesday’s play
Gatton, -0, 6-0 Short (B)
Roberts, 6-4, 9-7 Rolfes
Todd (B), 6-3, 6-0 Howe
(B) defeated Schultz-Stotts,
6-8, 6-3, 6-4 Rolfes-Roberts defeated
Short-Todd (B), 7-5-6-3.
College Loses To
Bluffton college’s luckless baseball
team absorbed a 11 to 0 drubbing at
the hands of Findlay college's
Orangemen, Tuesday -afternoon at
Findlay. n* v.
Daniel Rogers, who made his
home with his daughter, Mrs. J. M.
Stough, of Cherry street, for the
past year, died Tuesday morning,
aged 88 years, five months and four
Mrs. Martha Eaton, one of the
well known and- highly esteemed
citizens of Bluffton, died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. D. S.
Flick, on South Main street, Tues
day evening, aged
Mr. R. Esmond
Mr. and Mrs. W.
Miss Alma Kohler
The Prpsbyterian ladies gavp Ityrs.
J. B.erry a very pleasant surprise at
her home on Sjpring street, last
Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Berry and
children will soon leave to join Mr.
Berry at Casa Grand, Arizona, their
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Swank, who
have been visiting here for about
six weeks, left for their California
NEWS OUR FATHERS READ
FROM ISSUE OF SEPT 25, 1913
Griffith, son of
N. Griffith, and
Wednesday afternoon from
of the bride’s parents, Mr.
John Kohler, to the resi-
Rev. Brundige in Union
they were happily
sold his farm in
and the purchaser
Tom Williams for
Alfred Keel sold one
sold it. again to
$160 per acre,
of his farms the. past week.
Fifth In Area Meet
Bluffton college tracksters cap
tured fifth place In the Northwestern
Ohio college invitational track meet
held last Saturday at Bowling Green.
Bluffton competed with teams from
five larger schools in the events, and
garnered a total of 12 points to edge
out Heidelberg for fifth place.
Results of the meet were as fol
lows: Toledo, 871- Bowling Green,
70 Findlay, 26^ Ohio Northern,
17 Bluffton, 12 and Heidelberg, 10.
New field records were set in the
4'40-yard dash shot put mile relay
low hurdles, and two-mile run, indi
cating the high class of this year’s
Bluffton’s representatives in the
meet were Soash, Penhorwood, Som
mer, H. Fretz, S. Fretz, Brown,
Burkhalter, Basinger, Welker and
Miss Catherine Gratz
Reaches African Port
Catherine Gratz( daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Peter Gratz, of this place,
who sailed from New
April 18 to take up
duties in the interior
West Africa, landed at
the Africa coast, May
Notice of Miss Gratz’s safe ar
rival was cabled to her parents here
thru the Missionary Alliance Church
of New York City, under the aus
pices of which the Bluffton woman
is taking up work as a missionary.
It required 18 days to reach Kon
akry, two days before schedule, it
Miss Gratz will be in Africa for
the next four years. The mission
station at which she will be located
is near Timbuctu on the edge of the
vast Sahara desert.
High School Netters
Lose To Central, 3-2
Lima Central netters gained a 3
to 2 decision over Bluffton High’s
tennis team in a match played here
A week earlier, Central had turned
back Bluffton, 5 to 0, at Lima, and
despite the loss of the Pirates’ No. 2
man, Dick Berky, who suffered a
broken leg last week, Bluffton
nearly copped the decision in the re
Results of last week’s play were as
follows: Howe (B) defeated Walte
math, 6-4, 6-1 Short (B) defeated
Roethlisberger, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 Butts
defeated Clark (B) 6-0, 6-3 Carl
son-Waltemath defeated Howe-Clark
(B) 6-2, 6-4 Ceviston-McAllyn de
feated Short-Todd (B) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
A delegation of Bluffton indus
trialists and educators attended the
district banquet and meeting of the
National Association of Manufac
turers at Dayton, Tuesday night.
Among those present were R. L._
Triplett and Norman Triplett of the
Triplett Electrical Instrument com
pany, Pres. L. L. Ramseyer of Bluff
ton college and Supt. of Schools A.
J. B. Longsdorf all of Bluffton and
Chas. H. Dolfuss, Jr., of Cleveland,
sales representative of the
of the Walworth
Speakers on the
Wm. B. Warner
company and Wm. V. Lawson, public
relations director of the National
Association of Manufacturers.
home this Wednesday morning. Sev
eral weeks ago Mr. Swank purchas
ed a touring car and made good
use of it while here.
Mrs. Frick and daughter, Mrs. C.
R. Swank, left Wednesday evening
of last week for Eastern Pennsyl
vania to visit relatives and friends.
Mrs. James White, who came here
Saturday from Detroit, to visit her
daughter, Mrs. Charles Dillman, re
ceived a telegram that
daughter was seriously
Youngstown. She left for that
Catherine Bracy was given
pleasant and generous bridal
at the home of Miss Louella
on Cherry street, Thursday
evening, by members of the
Sharp club, of which organization
she is a member.
A very pleasant home wedding
was solemnized this Wednesday
afternoon at the home of the bride’s
mother, Mrs. Bracy, on Jackson
street, uniting the lives df Mtenno
Schi|^avRer and Miss K Catherine
Bracy.' The’^ows were received by
Rev. Gottshall, of the First Men
nonite church', in the presence of
near relatives of the contracting
parties. Mr. and Mrs. Schumacher
will make their future home at De
catur, Ind., where the groom has a
well established photo business.
New Golf Course
To Open May 30
Opening of the new nine-hole golf
course on the F. E. Wenger farm,
two miles south of town on the Dixie
highway, is planned for May 30.
Work on fairways and the con
struction of temporary green is pro
gressing rapidly, and it is expected
to have everything completed for the
start of play by the end of the
Construction of the nine-hole course
is being supervised by Alex Wilson,
of Indian Lake, a golf professional
with many years* experience.
Wilson has directed he building of
several courses in this area, among
which are those at Piqua, Troy and
Orchard Island. It is expected that
Wilson will spend the remainder of
the- summef here, giving golf
sons, supervising the course and
sisting players in the selection
A creeping bent grass nursery has
been established on the farm, the
product of which will be used in con
structing permanent greens.
Construction of a caddy house will
be started soon, those in charge
the golf program announced.
Model Will Pose
Sixty Per Cent For
per cent of
was started in Bluffton
with approximately 60
the residents of the town cooperating
in the program.
Others are subscribing for the
service daily, and Mayor Wilbur A.
Howe said he is well pleased with
the initial showing.
It is estimated that Bluffton has
about 525 families, and between 50
to 60 per cent of these already have
signed for the municipal collection
Collection of garbage will be made
each Monday and Thursday, and rub
bish is to be taken away once a
Mayor Howe Tuesday urged house
holders to be sure their garbage
containers are set out where they
can be seen easily by the collectors,
on collection days.
If the lots of subscribers border on
alleys, the containers should
veniently placed adjacent to
permit easy handling.
Patrons of the service
notified in advance whenever the
monthly collection of tin cans and
rubbish is made, the mayor
Mmbers of the Bluffton
club will have an opportunity to
photograph a model at the meeting
of the club, Friday night, it was an
nounced by officers of the organiza
tion the first of the week.
Meeting of the club will be held at
the Neu Art studio at 8 oclock when
a model has been engaged to pose.
E. H. Neuenschwander of the Neu
Art studio will also demonstrate
photographic processes, according to
High School Netters
Beaten By Centra^
Lima Central netters won a 5 to 0
decision from the Bluffton High ten
nis team in a match played on the
Lima courts Tuesday afternoon.
Results were: Waltemath defeated
Howe (B), 12-10, 6-3 Roethlisberger
defeated Berky (B), 6-1, 8-6 Rum
mel defeated Clark (B), 6-4, 6-3
Carlson-Waltemath defeated Howe
Berky (B), 6-1, 6-2 Creviston-Me Al
lin defeated Short-Todd (B), 3-6,
Take Steps To Balance
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for which they receive additional
compensation will also be cut.
Call Special Meeting
The board, in session until nearly
midnight adjourned after agreeing
to hold a special meeting the last
of this month when the entire fiscal
situation will be scrutinized.'
Measures which board members
indicated would receive further- con
sideration in its policy of budget
balancing are a raise in rental rates
for the high school gymnasium,
auditorium and cafeteria, also for
Harmon field when artificial lighting
Limiting the use of school buses
to educational trips only in addition
to their regular function of trans
porting pupils to and from schools
was favorably considered-
Estimate $5?00O ’Deficit
Board members Monday night at
tributed the lack of funds to the
lowering of real estate tax rates
with no commensurate increase in
the tax duplicate. The deficit is ex
pected to aggregate, approximately
In the Wring teacher? the
entire corps with exception of Miss
Ivila BpceT, grade- school 'Instructor
-Ku.th Lambertus, music
pervisdr both of whbm' resigned.
Miss Lambertus has been absent
since last Thanksg|Ymg rdn account
of illness and her, pl^cehas been
filled by Miss Elizlbeth Higley.
Orden Smucker, high school instruc
tor who was given leave' of absence
td attend Ohio State university dur
ing the past year will 1 resume his
teaching position here, next Jail.
It was indicated that fiq teacher
would be hired to fill th evacancy in
the grade school personnel -eaused
by the resignation of Misfo Bixel but
that an additional teacher in the
high school thru Smucker’s return
would make possibje’ a realignment
of teachers to takb ujx $f$ss B&el’s
Teachers re-employed by the
board Monday night Tor the cbming
Ewing, Theoltt Stei.
Harry Barnes, Helen Boss, Edythe
Cupp, A. L. Daymen, Dwight Diller,
Paul Stauffer, Sidney Hauenstein(
Elizabeth Higley, Mrs. R. A. Lantz.
W. A. Howe,
Geo. W. Sigg,
Bus drivers employed are:
and Ed Rice.
current is available, elec
trie coolers will do a quick, efficient
job of maintaining the quality of
milk. Extension agents have ex
tension circular RE-14, which gives
information on costs.
THURSDAY, MAY' 16, 1940
^League Is Organized
Bluffton will have a softball team
competing in a seven-team inter-city
league this summer, it was an
nounced Tuesday following an organ
ization meeting in Lima.
The Triplett softball team will
represent Bluffton, in competition
with six other outfits from Jackson
Center, Waynesfield, Wapakoneta,
DeGraff Lima Westinghouse and
League games will be played every
Friday night, and two-''rounds will
make up the league season. Play
in the loop will be started May 31.
YOUR CITY MARKET
12 Raccoon Being
Released In Area
One dozen Florida swamp raccoons
arte being released this week in- the
Bluffton district under auspices of
the Bluffton Community Sportsmen’s
George Swank and other “coon
tion of the imported animals. They
hunters” are in charge of distribu
are being released by pairs.
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