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Graduation Is Impres
sive At College Here
(Continued from page 1)
blue business suit, without the usual
academic robes of a commencement
speaker and his vigorous appearance
of a man in his early fifties belied his
heavy shock of snow white hair.
Speaking from choice as a business
man, Compton carried out the part
during his entire address which prov
ed a dispassionate but none the less
searching analysis of current world
Remember the Hoe
If America, like the Pilgrim fath
ers, must face the world with a mus
ket in one hand and a hoe in the
other ,it must remember that the
musket is present only so that the
hoe may be used.
Drawing a parallel from Nehemiah
of the Old Testament, who rebuilt
the walls of Jerusalem under a guard
of soldiery, the speaker said America
can and will make progress in the
paths of peace under the shadow of
armament, if necessary.
If our will to live at peace is not
sufficient, we should not hesitate to
pay the price of preparednss for the
preservation of our liberties the au
dience was told.
Big Government Problem
The speaker condemned the tend
ency of government to assume in
creasing and autocratic authority.
Less than a generation ago we were
confronted with the problem of big
business—today we have traded the
problem of big business for the prob
lem of big government.
“It was the curse of big govern
ment that two or three centuries ago
caused your ancestors and mine to
become Pilgrims,” he said. Eventu
ally government must learn to con
fine itself to governmental functions
or the liberty and iniative of the in
dividual are lost.
Good Saramaritan Best Business Man
Rising to the defense of business,
Compton pointed out that the most
noted business man in all history
was the Good Samaritan—not the
churchman nor the public official who
passed by.
There was no federal law to pre
scribe his conduct, but the Good Sa
maritan manifested a spirit which
does not seek profit at the expense of
others. Some of the finest Chris
tian men are those who practice
Christianity more than they profess it.
The reason they do not belong to
church may be because so many of
us in the church profess Christianity
more than we practice it, the speak
er said.
Shortcomings of the church may
be largely due to our insistence on
non-essentials—we pursue the shadow
while we lose the substance. We pro
claim unity, but practise disunity. It
is time we put the church back on the
rock where it should stand, he con
Announce Honors
Following the class address the
following departmental honors were
announced by Dean of the College,
Dr. J. S. Schultz: Elnore Burtchin,
French Karl Schultz, history
Helene Stonehill, sociology.
Dean Schultz also announced the
following members of the class
elected to Pi Delta, honorary scho
lastic society: Elnore Burtchin,
Margaret Hobson, Karl Schultz,
Andrew Shelly, Genevieve Stein and
Helene Stonehill.
Confer Degrees
Degrees were conferred by Dr. L.
L. Raniseyer president of the college
on members of the graduating class
as follows:
Bachelor of Arts—
Richard Backensto, Allentown, Pa.
Mason Blosser, Lima Evelyn Burk
haard, Orrtanna, Pa. Elnore Burtch
in, Lima Carol Cookson, Bluffton
Wanda Eversole, Bluffton Stanley
Fretz, Lansdale, Pa. Wayne Good
bar, Lima Donald Gundv, Meadows,
Theda Hankish, Bluffton Vivian
Heck, Willard Eugene Hilty, Lima
Margaret Hobson, Damascus Della
Krebill, Donnellson, Iowa Alice Ole-
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11.7 sq. ft. of Shelf Area
8 lbs. of Ice—80 Big Cubes
—At One Time Fast Freez
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Freezer All-Steel Cabinet
—1-Pc. Porcelain Interior
Automatic Interior Lighting
Sealedrin-Steel G-E Thrift Unit
wine, Allentown, Pa. Elizabeth Ras
mussn, North Tonawanda, N. Y.: Karl
Schultz, Bluffton.
William Snyd.er, Altoona, Pa.j^Gen
evieve Stein, Genoa Ruth Steiner,
JBluffton Helen Stonehill, Lima Dale
Suter, Columbus Grove Robert West,
Bluffton, and Paul Wimmer, Hatfield,
Bachelor of School Music—
Margery Lecrone, Bucyrus Her
bert Jones, Grover Hill.
Bachelor of Arts as of August
Paul Farver, Smithville Andrew
Shelly, Pennsburg, Pa. Orren Zim
merman, Bluffton.
Bachelor of School Music as of
August 1939—
Ruth Burtchin, Lima David Jones,
The following, it was announced,
are expected to complete work for
their respective degrees at the close
of summer school:
Bachelor of Arts—Chas. Suter,
Pandora Eugene Zuber, Bluffton.
Bachelor of School Music—Virgil
Bartz, Columbus Grove Victor Ger
ber, Apple Creek Roger Hauenstein,
Bluffton Emma Kohler, St. Marys.
Pleasant Hill
Sunday dinner guests of Mrs.
Alta Garau and son Cleo were: Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Fox, Mr. Fox, Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Huber, and Mr. and
Mrs. Glen Steiner and children. Mr.
and Mrs. Stanley Ream and Mr. Dow
Scoles and sons Gerald and Allen
called in the afternoon.
James Riley Huber, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Huber is spending a
few’ days with his uncle Brooks
Huber of Mansfield.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Barnes and
Jo Ann Seig called at the Geo.
Huber home Thursday evening.
Miss Dorothy Lugibihl is spending
a few’ days at the Daniel Younkman
home in Beaverdam.
Mr. Win. Younkman and grand
son called Sunday evening at the
Arthur Phillips home.
Mr. and Mrs. Edw’ard Althauser
called Sunday afternoon on Mr. and
Mrs. Jacob Traucht.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips call
ed at the F. G. Younkman home
Sunday afternoon.
Sunday callers of Mr. and Mrs.
Dennis Brauen and family were:
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Garmatter and
family and Mr. and Mrs. Nick High
and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Zimmerman
and Mr. H. P. Zimmerman attended
the Children’s Day Exercises Sunday
evening at Beaverdam.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Steiner and
family left Monday for Terre Haute,
Ind., where they will be affiliated
with the Beaulah Home Rescue
Mr. and Mrs. Joy Huber and
daughter and Mrs. Cora Huber call
ed Sunday evening on Mrs. Bess
Donald Yoakum called Monday
evening at the Cora Huber home.
Sondra Huber spent Monday night
with Marjorie Yoakum.
Boy Scout News
Troop 56 held last meeting out
side in W. A. Amstutz woods. The
fire building contest wras won by
Eagle patrol. A pancake fry w’as
held and Norman Beidier held top
honors in a pancake flipping contest
with 75. Second was Charles Trip
plehorn with 62 third, Maurice
Kohli with 30.
Preparation was made for the Boy
Scout benefit ice cream social to be
held Wednesday, June 19. Tickets
were distributed to each boy.
More sour milk is rejected at Ohio
receiving stations during the first
warm weather than later W’hen tem
peratures really climb. The reason
is that dairymen cool milk carefully
in July and August but are not so
careful about the cooling in May and
Big News For Refrigerator Buyers!
You Can Now Buy This Big 6 cu.ft.
“You'll Always Bo Glad You Bought A General Electric"
Models on Display at Bixel Motor Sales
Rev. and Mrs. Harold Burkholder
and child of Quakertown, Pa., are
visiting with their home folks at
Marvin Hilty is spending some
time with his parents.
Miss Zelma Hager who is doing
mission work in Brooklyn, N. Y., is
having a two weeks vacation and is
with friends and relatives in Pan
dora. Miss Lehman, a co-worker,
came with her.
Aaron Hilty had the misfortune
of being caught by the rear wheel
of his tractor and was hurled to
the ground and as a result of the
accident was taken to the Lima
hospital for treatment.
Mrs. John Backensto and son,
Robey of Woodstock, Ill., arrived at
the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. E. Kohli on Saturday and
left on the following Wednesday.
Mrs. Kenneth Gallant of Columbus,
Ohio, also was a visitor at the same
Heavy rainfall has caused farm
work to be at a standstill. Some
corn has been cultivated and a few
farmers have tried to put up hay.
Daniel Lugibill is at present with
his sister, Mrs. Henry Reusser at
Berne, Ind.
Herman Neipert now of Ottawa,
Ohio, well known by the older resi
dents of the Settlement called upon
a few of his friends last week. He
makes a trip annually of over two
hundred miles visiting his relatives
and makes the entire trip riding his
bicycle. Two weeks are spent on
the tour. He spent Sunday after
noon and night with E. D. Kohli and
left on Monday for the last lap of
his trip. He was a carpenter by
trade and it is with considerable
pride that he points to the many
buildings of our community that he
and his force of hands had erected
many years ago.
Eiven Bjornstad known as “King
of Gospel Singers” presented a fine
program of sacred music to a large
and appreciative audience at the
Ebenezer church last Sunday even
ing. Mrs. Mann accompanied him at
the piano in her usual acceptable
manner. This marked Mr. Bjorn
stad’s third appearance in the com
munity in the past several years.
His program was interspersed with
brief talks.
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver King and
family of Cambridge, Ohio are visit
ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel King.
Hayden Steiner is assisting with
farming at the home of his parents
during the summer months.
Endora Lehman has returned from
Massillon, Ohio, to spend the sum
mer with her father.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wenger and
son Bobby of Lancaster, Ohio, made
a brief stay with Mrs. Logan of
Columbus Grove, the last of the
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Miller and
family took Sunday dinner with Mr.
and Mrs. Hiram M. Kohli and family.
Frank Rafoth is numbered among
the sick at present.
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Steiner of
Cleveland, Tenn., are visiting at the
home of Mrs. D. C. Steiner and
daughters. “Doc” expects to take
some work at Columbia university
in New York during the summer
Seven boys and seven girls were
admitted to the membership of the
St. John church last Sunday by
Grave concern is had for Miss
Lulu Sommer, mission worker in
Brussels, Belgium. No word has
been received from her for quite a
period of time.
John Burkholder of near Wooster,
formerly of this place visited rel
atives in Bluffton and the Settle
ment over the week end.
Miss Goldie Hofstetter of Apple
Creek spent the past week at the
home of Waldo Hofstetter and
family near Bluffton.
The women of the Ebenezer Men-
Including 5 Yearn
nonite church have organized a
Ladies Chorus of 50 members with
Mabel Amstutz as director and Mrs.
Wm. Althaus as pianist.
Albert Coates Dies
Albert C. Coates, 73, who for 27
years carried mail on a Pandora
rural route, died Tuesday night in
the Findlay hospital from heart
trouble. Mr. Coates was a former
president of the Northwestern Ohio
Rural Route Mail Carriers associa
tion for two successive years.
Funeral services will be held Fri
day afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the
Pandora Methodist church, Rev. C.
O. Good officiating. Interment will
be in the Pandora cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs.
Lyle Burkholder whose husband, for
merly of Bluffton, is superintendent
of the Delta schools. There is also
a granddaughter Connie Burkholder.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs.
C. H. Hancock of Fargo, N. D., and
a brother, Will Coates of Hill City,
Following his retirement as a mail
carrier eight years ago, Mr. Coates
spent the winters in Florida. In the
summer he returned to his home in
Pandora where he transformed his
garden into a beauty spot in memory
of his wife, the former Elizabeth
Burkhart who died in 1929.
He was a prominent member of
the Pandora Methodist church and
also the Masonic lodge at Columbus
Mary Alice and Geneva Willoby
spent the week with Mr. and Mrs. A.
W. Sherick and family of Fostoria.
Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Forsythe and son
Bob, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Meyers,
of Ft. Wayne and Mr. and Mrs. L. R.
Forsythe were Saturday evening din
ner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Russell
Neighswander and family.
Jerry Wolfrom of West Jefferson
returned home Saturday after a week
spent with his grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Long.
Donald Sherick spent the week end
with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Willoby
and family.
Eli Hartman and son Raymond
spent Saturday evening with Mr. and
Mrs. Denny Curr of Findlay.
Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Little of
Bluffton spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Little.
Dorotha May Beltz and Mr. Messey
were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Sandy Beltz.
Mr. and Mrs. John Tracy and dau
ghter Nancy Ann and Dora Long
spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs.
Farrel Wolfrom of West Jefferson.
Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Forsythe and
son Bob and Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Meyers of Ft. Wayne Mr. and Mrs.
Schryer and sons of Sycamore were
week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. L.
R. Forsythe.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Serard and
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Collingwood of
McComb and Mr. and Mrs. Clem La
Rue and daughter Julia of Dewey
ville, were Sunday afternoon callers
on Mr. and Mrs. Otto.
Dale Bracy, Paul Little and Sandy
McCafferty spent Saturday in Grand
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Walter and
children of Rossford and L. J. Chan
nie of Findlay were Sunday after
noon callers on Mr. and Mrs. Sandy
Mr. and Mrs. Burdett Otto and son
Lynn were Sunday dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Otto.
Mr. and Mrs. Harley House spent
Saturday afternoon and evening with
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Miller and family
of near Fostoria.
Mr. and Mrs. Wright Hughes at
tended the peony festival at Van
June Miller of near Fostoria spent
the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Har
ley House.
In the 20 years that records have
been kept in Ohio dairy herd improve
ment associations the average butter
fat production of the cows tested has
increased 65 pounds per year.
Pastures which get ahead of the
livestock do not store the surplus for
forage later. Tall grass matures and
is unpalatable, but clipping will pro
mote growth which the livestock can
eat later in the season.
The 1939 acreage of soil-depleting
crops in the United States was about
23,000,000 acres less than the average
for the preceding 10 years, and con
siderable of this amount was planted
to soil improving crops.
Cool w’eather in Ohio this spring
prolonged the blooming period of hon
ey plants but accompanying rains
shortened the bees’ w’orking hours so
the amount of sweets stored probably
was less than normal. Conditions
have been ideal for clover and that
bloom should provide fine stocks of
Gilboa grange will visit Richland
grange next. Tuesday night. The
third and fourth grange degrees will
be conferred on candidates by the
visitors. Each family of Richland
grange is requested to bring a cov
ered dish and a half-dozen meat
Wonder World Of Mod
ern Research. Theme
(Continued from page 1)
motion picture of the Triplett plant
in operation. Following the formal
program a dance was held with
music by the Harold Greenamayer
orchestra of Piqua.
During the program announcement
was made that the Triplett and
Readrite plants will be closed for
the week of July 4 with paid vaca
tions for employes who have been
with the concerns for six months or
An unannounced feature of the
program occurred when R. L. Trip
lett, president of the two companies
was presented with a complete set
of golf clubs and handsome leather
carrying case by the sales represen
tatives. They also presented a
similar gift to Norman Triplett,
sales manager and chairman of the
Friday night meeting.
The sales meeting proper which
opened on Friday continued Satur
day and Sunday with technical ses
sions for the regional representa
Alva Ruggly Dies
In Chicago Hospital
Alva Ruggly, 50, former Bluffton
resident, w’ho later lived at Alliance,
Ohio, died in the Veteran’s hospital,
Chicago, Tuesday night, according to
word received here. He is a nephew’
of Mrs. Louisa Wetherill and Wm.
Ruggly of North Main street.
He was for a number of years
employed on the farm of the late
David Anderson in Orange town
ship, leaving Bluffton to live in Al
Funeral arrangements are incom
Crop loans will be made by the
Commodity Credit Corporation on
1940 barley stored on Ohio farms.
The loans rate will be 35 cents on No.
1, 34 cents on No. 2, and 32 cents on
No. 3. No allowance is made for
farm storage.
looking at the
nicked chins of American men and
counting up the millions of hours they
spent In stropping their razors, d?
vised a safety razor with replaceable
blades. His profits are said to have
been $2,500,000 a year for several
Hyman Lipman made $100,000 out
of other persons’ mistakes. He put a
rubber tip on the end of a lead pencil
so they could rub out their errors of
spelling, grammar, etc., and start over
Samuel Kischhanm. a tailor, had
managed to save $120. He invested
the whole amount In a new gadget—a
hook and eye arrangement for dresses.
Within a few years his $120 had grown
to $12,000.
Jeremiah Geary, a plumber, sold his
shop and invested the proceeds, $600,
in a gas mantle. That Investment
paid big dividends—$500,000, so it is
Joseph Glidden, a farmer, may or
may not have been the first to think
of twisting short pieces of sharply-cut
wire at regular intervals around oth
er strands of wire, but he made $1,
000,000 out of his barbod wire busi
ness. Later he invented a new type
of farm gate and within two years it
showed a profit of $150,000.
Invent a little gadget that the pub
lie wants and make big money out of
it—if you’re lucky
©. Western Newspaper Union,
Twas This Way
Western Newspaper Union.
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The Detachable Collar
]V|EN are supposed to know more
■*■’4 about designing clothes than
women. The great modistes of Par
is, New York and Hollywood, who
dictate the tilt of milady’s hat and
the length of her dress, are mostly
Yet one of the most important ar
ticles of male haberdashery, the de
tachable collar, was invented by a
woman, Mrs. Hannah Montague, of
Troy, N. Y. Like thousands of other
housewives, she noticed every wash
day that her husband’s shirts were
dirty only around the collar. They
took longer to scrub and iron than
any other part of the family wash.
Mrs. Montague was a resourceful
woman. One Mo.iday morning in
1825 she decided to do something
about the collar problem. She took
a pair of scissors and with a couple
of snips performed the necessary
amputation. Thereafter, Mr. Mon
tague tied his collar around his neck
the best way he could, but his wife
had no more trouble with the wash
This new device appealed to so
many housewives that by 1829 Ebe
nezer Brown was able to set up a
collar factory. He manufactured
what was known as the “string col
lar," because it tied around the
neck with a string. Much to the de
light of laundrymen, Ebenezer soon
introduced the hard-starched collar,
and a little later that male abomina
tion, the collar button. It has taken
men almost a century to rid them
selves of these inconveniences. But
history runs in cycles, and before
long another time-saving wife is
likely to get out her shears again.
Opening their 1940 season with a
spectacular display of timely hitting,
the Triplett softball team downed
Wapakoneta by a score of 6 to 5, un
der the floodlights at Harmon field,
last Thursday night.
All of Bluffton’s six tallies came
as the result of home runs, with
three Triplett players contributing
Wapakoneta opened the scoring
with a two-run assault, after Dutch
Lewis had dropped a hard hit ball to
the outfield, with two men out.
It was the third inning before the
Triplett sluggers got the range, but
they went to work in earnest in that
Swatty Alspach opened the frame
with a single to left field, and Gene
Beach drew a pass. Bert Swank
ped into the first ball offered to him
and slammed it between right and
center field for a home run.
Miller singled and went to second
flied out, but Dick Burkholder step
when Triplett grounded to first.
With two men out, Fritz Swank
smashed a tremendous drive over the
left fielder’s head to account for two
more tallies.
In the seventh inning Wapakoneta
garnered two more runs as the re
sult of a freak hit. With two out a
ball hit to left field smacked squarely
into the light pole. It could have
been taken easily for the third out
by Lewis.
Beach provided the winning tally
for his team in the Triplett half of
the same inning. With two men out,
he walloped the third homer of the
game, giving Bluffton a 6 to 5 lead.
In the ninth inning, the visitors
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Triplett Softball Team Hits Three
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was thrown out at third, for the
third out, after one run had scored,
to end the contest.
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Public Sale
The undersigned will offer at public auction at her
residence on Cherry street, Bluffton,
Saturday, June 15th
The following property:
G. E. electric range in fine condition 8-piece dining
room suite, good condition 4 beds 5 stands: walnut chest
of drawers reed davenport suite with chairs, table and
lamp to match 2 lawn mowers, one new 6 dining chairs
reed chair and stool mirror kitchen table child’s play
pen in good condition other articles too numerous to
Sale to begin at 1 p. m.
Auct.—Clyde Warren
Clerk from Citizens Bank
Beach, a speedball artist, pitched
beautiful ball for Bluffton in his
first appearance for the team, and
in addition helped himself to victory
with his home run. He struck out
11 men and gave up only four hits.
Wapakoneta 200 000 201—5 4 0
Bluffton ____ 005 000 lOx—6 7 2
Triplett Team To
Play Here Thursday
The Triplett softball team will
make a bid to keep in the inter-city
softball league lead in a game with
Jackson Center under the floodlights
at Harmon field this Thursday night.
Starting time of the game w’ith
the visitors has been set for 8:30
p. m., Manager Dale Davidson re
In last week’s start, the Triplett
outfit trounced Wapakoneta, 6 to 5,
to get away to a successful start for
the season. Manager Davidson plans
to use the same starting lineup
again this week, with Gene Beach,
Jenera hurler, on the mound again.
Rev. Clifford Hollifield, director of
Ft. Wayne Gospel Temple will con
duct a three day meeting in Lima
Memorial hall, from Thursday to
Saturday inclusive. He will be as
sisted by G. P. Rockwell, song lead
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