Triplett Softball Team To Play
Here Wednesday At Lima Friday
Two games will be played this
week by the Triplett softball team,
one on the home diamond Wednes
day night and the other at Lima
At home this Wednesday, the Trip
lett crew will tangle with the Lima
Airport Cab outfit under the lights
at Harmon field. The game will be
called at 8:30 p. m. Lewis and
Fritchie will be on the mound for
Triplett’s second contest of the
week will be an Inter-City league
tilt with Lima Westinghouse at
Lima, Friday night. W. Spaethe, a
former Jenera hurler, is slated to
work on the mound for the locals.
In future Inter-City contests,
Spaethe and Beach will share the
hurling duties for Triplett, with
Lewis and Fritchie also available as
needed. This gives the local crew
Degree Work For 11
At Richland Grange
Third and fourth degrees were
conferred upon 11 candidates at a
meeting of Richland Grange, Tues
day night, with the work put on by
the Gilboa Grange degree team.
Representatives of the Richland,
Gilboa and Jackson (Hancock coun
ty) Granges were in the audience of
82. Lunch was served at the con
clusion of the meeting.
Next meeting of the Richland
Grange will be Tuesday night, July
Homecomig July 7
Homecoming services will be held
at Bethesda church on Sunday, July
7 at the church four miles east of
Bluffton, it was announced the first
of the week. AU present and form
er members of the congregation are
Services will be held in the morn
ing and afternoon with a basket din
ner in the Black school nearby at the
noon hour. Rev. O. B. Myers of
Belmore, a former pastor and the
present minister, Rev. A. E. McVey
will be the principal speakers.
Save at Steiner’s
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DOG FOOD, Burco.....................................
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an exceptionally well balanced pitch
Success eluded the Triplett outfit
in last week’s Inter-City league game
with Lima Loco, played at Lima, as
the Loco rallied in the eighth in
ning to cop a 7 to 6 decision.
Burkholder, leadoff man for Bluff
ton, smashed a home run in the first
inning to give his team a 1 to 0 lead,
but Loco tied the score in the second
stanza, and went ahead 4 to 1 in
Triplett got two more runs in the
sixth, and three in the eighth to go
out in front again, 6 to 4, but Loco
tallied three counters in their half
of the eighth to take the decision,
7 to 6.
Beach held the Lima crew to seven
hits, while Bluffton was getting 10
safe blows, but three errors hurt
the Triplett chances for victory.
At Home Economics
Meet In Cleveland
Six Bluffton High girls and their
instructor, Miss Edythe Cupp, are
attending a convention of the Amer
ican Home Economics association,
which opened last Sunday in Cleve
land. The convention will close on
In addition to Miss Cupp, those
attending from this place are Dor
othy Long, June Reams, Treva Har
ris, Marcene Garmatter, Mary Ellen
Bame and Doris Gene Garmatter.
All are members of the Bluffton Fu
ture Homemakers club, of the local
At the Cleveland convention Miss
Cupp is serving as chairman of the
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
On the Richland Township Budget
General Code 5625-22
Notice is hereby given that on the 13th
day of July. 1940 at S o’clock P. M. a public
hearing will be held on the Budget prepared
by the Board of Trustees of Richland Town
ship. Allen County. Ohio, for the next suc
ceeding fiscal year ending December 31 1941.
Such hearing will I* held at the Town
ship Room Bluffton, Ohio.
N. W. BASINGER, Clerk.
Mrs. Mildred Hartman and sons
Kenneth and Harold will leave dur
ing the coming week on a business
trip to California. Mrs. Hartman’s
parents, Dr. and Mrs. D. C. Bixel
expect to accompany them. They
will be gone for one month.
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................ 3 rolls 25c
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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
Present Play At
“Calm Yourself”, a farce-comedy
will be presented in the Beaverdam
high school auditorium, Friday night
at 8 o’clock by members of the Ep
worth League of the Beaverdam
Appearing in the cast are: Carl
Beery, Ruth Barnum, Maxine Cook,
Eileen Amstutz, Doris Nelson, Dale
Fruchey, Warren Speicer, Emerson
Fruchey, Harold Bell Wright and
Marian Pugh. Mrs. Russell Augs
burger is directing the production.
Add Cherries To
Bumper Crop List
Cherries is the latest addition to
the growing list of bumper crops in
the Bluffton district this year. From
all indications the crop will be as
large or possibly larger than that of
last year which was considerably
Trees thruout this district are re
ported full and the fruit is ripening
rapidly. First marketing of cherries
in quantities is expected the latter
part of this week or the first of next.
Mrs. B. R. Shafer entertained at
her home on Cherry street Saturday
afternoon in honor of the fourteenth
birthday of her daughter Mary Lou.
The guests spent the afternoon in
playing games and contests with
prizes being awarded to Miriam Stet
tler, Eileen Haller and Dickie Kuhn.
Many nice gifts were received. A
dainty luncheon was served by the
Guests were Louise Soldner, Mar
garet Klay, Miriam Stettler, Joan
Haller, Eileen Haller, Billie Haller,
Herbert Devier, Donivan Augsburg
er, Hubert Basinger, Richard Ba
singer, Dick and Don Kuhn, and the
honored guest Mary Lou Shafer.
Reunion of the Christian Gratz
descendants will be held at Pandora
high school, Sunday, July 7.
The Sutter-Welty reunion will be
held at Pandora high school building
on Sunday, July Basket dinner at
noon. Please bring your table serv
Eighth annual reunion of the des
cendants of Christian Stettler will
be held at Richland Grange hall
south of Bluffton, Sunday, August 4.
Pres., Calvin Stettler Sec., Richard
’Twas This Way I
By LYLE SPENCER
Western Newspaper Union. i
Origin of Oyster Cocktails
oyster cocktail is usually as
sociated with expensive dining
rooms and exclusive social
ings. Like many members of the
social register, it has come a long
way from its humble beginnings.
Records show that the oyster
cocktail was invented in a shabby
waterfront saloon in San Francisco
about 1866. Its concocter was a
drunken gold miner who had reeled
into town to spend his month’s
He appeared at the bar and or
dered a stiff whiskey cocktail and
a plate of California raw oysters.
After gulping the cocktail, this tip
sy guest placed the oysters in the
same glass. The bar flies shuddered
as they watched him fill it to the
brim with tomato catsup Worces
tershire and pepper sauce. To their
further amazement, he ate the mess
with evident relish. When finished,
instead of getting sick, he called
for another plate of oysters.
The bartender was impressed. He
seized the idea, put on an adver
tising splurge, and was soon doing
a land-office business selling the new
product for “four bits” a glass.
Other people experimented, and
found that it worked equally well
with shrimps. When society took it
up the success of the oyster cock
tail was assured.
Including 5 Yearn
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Prepared by National Geographic Society.
Washington, D. C.—WNU Service.
This epic from covered wagon to
limousine in one man’s lifetime is
a clue to why Mississippians call
their state “the last frontier.”
Jackson Is Spacious and Busy.
Busy, modern Jackson illustrates
the transformation. This city is no
upstart it has been the state capital
since 1822. Stately homes with wis
growing over columned por
ticoes and with crape myrtle on
the lawns line wide avenues.
Barber shops still are spacious
forums of political argument where
a southern colonel may doff his
broad-brimmed hat in courtly salu
tation without toppling over a coat
rack. Rooms in hotels, office build
ings, and homes knew not the
builder who estimates costs in cubic
From sidewalks beneath rusty tin
roofs you look across the street
toward shop fronts with onyxlike
tiles, burnished metal, and neon
One tall office building with cu
bistic floors and chromium elevator
doors rises knife-edged to carve an
otherwise gracious skyline just op
posite a colonial-type home now
painted green and occupied by the
As recently as 1920 century-old
Jackson still had only 22,817 people
by 1930 it counted more than twice
that number in 1937 a local census
estimated nearly 60,000, a rate of
growth rivaling that of Los Angeles.
The citizens disclaim any boom.
The increase, they assert with rea
son, is the normal result of several
One impetus was the discovery
only seven years ago of natural
gas which now flows from nearly
100 wells in the city limits, much
of it into pipe lines that radiate
all over the state and reach even
into Louisiana and Florida.
Another change was putting
through high-power transmission
lines—-the state had none until 1925
—and the consequent encourage
ment of factories in Jackson as well
as in many other places.
Roads and Cottonseed Oil.
Most important factor, perhaps,
is the road-building program which
gives centrally-situated Jackson an
ever-wider wingspread as a shop
ping point, and controverts the old
taunt that “Mississippi has three
big cities: Mobile, New Orleans,
Early among Jackson’s indus
tries, naturally enough, were cotton
seed oil mills.
In the musty archives of the squat
old state capitol are ante-bellum
laws which prohibited gin owners
from polluting streams with cotton-
Move To Florida
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Tarbox and
family have moved from Findlay to
Clearwater, Florida, where they have
purchased and will operate the Sun
set Tourist Camp.
Tarbox was an employe of The
Triplett Electrical Instrument Go.
for several years and is well known
The smith still plies his trade in Mississippi.
How Machinery Is Transforming
This Once Agricultural State
to agricultural Missis
After a morning tour of in
dustrial Jackson you scrape
from your shoe soles layers of
cottonseed oil, pungent creo
sote, and clayey bentonite, all
caked hard with dried mud
from a petroleum well being
dug by special appropriation
of the state legislature.
Twice daily the red and silver
streamline Rebel train flashes
through the state—past ox teams
plodding along sunken roads, new
myriad-windowed garment fac
tories, Negroes driving ramshackle
buckboards—and glides beneath air
planes that are heading into the
capital’s spacious, four-way airport.
Over in Natchez girls in lavender
hoop-skirt gowns trimmed with rare
old lace sidle into automobiles to
drive annual pilgrimage-week visi
tors to ante-bellum homes straight
from the pages of “So Red the
Up the Delta a sprightly gentle
man of eighty-two years calls his
chauffeur to take you in his car to
a log cabin still standing on the
plantation of 6,000 acres of cotton,
corn, pecans, and hay. He and his
uncle built the cabin only 65 years
ago, after they had cleared the
land and floated the timbers in from
the surrounding forest and the chim
ney brick from the river dock 10
seed or dumping it inside town and
No need for enforcing such laws
now, when for every 500-pound bale
of cotton the planter may sell an
average of 900 pounds of seed
for about $18.
All around Jackson’s “hoop
skirts,” as someone aptly called the
outlying industrial belt, tall, circu
lar warehouses with conical metal
tops rise like the oasthouses of
Kent’s hop-growing districts.
Each seed house stores 5,000 tons
or so of cottonseed which awaits the
mechanical alchemy that will con
vert its parts into horse collars, salad
dressing, blotting paper, cheese
crackers, house roofing, and an
amazing variety of other products.
Should you be listening to a re
cording of Lawrence Tibbett’s voice
or Guy Lombardo’s orchestra, you
will be indebted to the velvety cot
tonseed for ingredients in the phono
The seeds pour first into huge
machines which whirl, shake,
screen, and pull out all the dirt and
foreign particles. The clean seed
goes to delinters where the lint fiber
is removed and collected to help
make felt, absorbent cotton, mat
tresses, and even underwear.
The kernels, or meats, emerge
from a steam-jacketed cooker into
hydraulic presses which squeeze out
the oil that will be used to pack
sardines, make butter substitutes,
soap, and cooking oils. The cakes
remaining in the powerful hydraulic
presses are removed and broken up
to feed cattle and rejuvenate the
“Hot Cakes” Wrapped in Hair.
Negroes, stripped to the waist,
deftly handle the literal “hot
cakes,” wrapping them for the
presses into mats made of human
hair from China, which best with
stands the high temperatures.
The odor from the presses is like
that of hot buttered toast. At lunch
time you see the workers dip their
bread into the dripping oil, and eat
the oil-spread slices with evident
Enter a bathroom of an ocean
liner and you encounter Mississip
pi composition board stroll along
Atlantic City’s boardwalk or go
aboard some British man-of-war
and your feet tread the state’s yel
low-pine planks contract a cold in
London, Australia or Argentina and
your prescription is apt to contain
pine oil extracted from Mississippi
stumps buy gasoline as you tour
Italy or Japan and it may have been
bleached by a distinctive product,
bentonite, from the state some
people call provincial.
A plant at Jackson hauls in each
week some 800 tons of bentonite,
mined in Smith county. The soft,
porous clay, sleek as an alligator’s
belly, product of ash from volcanic
eruptions of bygone geologic times,
is dumped from car to conveyor
belt, mixed into a slurry, and treat
ed with acids.
You must climb a high platform
to see the giant drum, covered with
fine cloth, which draws the water
content through a screen as it re
volves, permitting the residue cake
to be scraped from the outside.
A glass-bottle works at Jackson
best illustrates Mississippi as a
customer of many states and for
Tons of old bottles from every
where are piled high in the yard to
be carried on moving belts to crush
ers, then to be mixed w’ith sand
from Arkansas, salt cake from
Chile, lime from Ohio, barium from
Missouri, feldspar from Colorado,
arsenic from Montana, and sele
nium from Canada, to make enough
bottles every day to supply one for
each white family in the state.
You can look, but not too long,
through colored glasses into fur
naces where these products and
others from huge bins are melted
by natural-gas flames at 2,700 de
Seventy tons of raw materials are
shoveled out of the bins for each
day’s production of about a quarter
million bottles. Out they go, in car
load lots, toward their ultimate des
tinations on drugstore shelves, cos
metic counters, nocturnal milk wag
ons, liquor cabinets and beauty
1 narlor tables.
A fire alarm was sounded Sunday
evening at 6:15 o’clock w-hen a short
circuit in a city electric line develop
ed near the home of Lester Binkley
on Railroad street. The short circuit
came following the heavy windstorm
which swept this section a short time
previous. There was no damage
WEDDING AT FIRST MEN
(Continued from page 1)
brothef-in-law of the bride sang, Oift1
Love, I Promise You, I Love Thee,
by Grieg, I Love You Truly by Car
rie Jacobs Bond, Oh Promise Me by
DeKoven and Love Divine All Love
He was accompanied on the organ
by his wife the former Lucille Am
stutz, sister of the bride.
The Lohengrin and Mendelssohn
wedding marches were used for the
processional and recessional.
The bride chose for her wedding
party Mrs. Paul Rhoads, a sister, as
matron of honor and Miss Mae Belle
Amstutz also a sister, as maid of
honor. They wore white organza
gowns with a floral design and car
ried a circular arrangement of del
phenium and roses.
The four bridesmaids were, Mrs.
Paul Detwiler, sister of the groom,
Miss Harriet Balmer, Miss Helen
Wishart, Philadelphia, Pa., and Miss
Eleanor Duncan of Cleveland. They
wore identical gowns of white dotted
swiss that featured a fitted bodice,
short puffed sleeves and bouffant
skirts. They carried colonial bou
The bride’s six attendants wore
short bridal veils held to their hair
by white flowers. They all wore
pearl necklaces as gifts of the bride.
Miss Shirley Alderfer, niece of the
bride and Miss Joan Gratz, sister of
the groom, served as junior brides
maids. Their floor length gowns
were of white dotted swiss and they
wore bridal veils fashioned after the
senior bridesmaids. They carried
small colonial bouquets and wore
gold crosses, gifts of the bride.
Mr. Marvin Jose of Warren, Ohio,
former fraternity brother of the
groom at Ohio State University,
served as best man.
Seating the guests were Messrs.
Harold Stevens of Upper Sandusky,
Paul Rhoads, brother-in-law of the
bride, Robert West and Paul Det
wiler, brother-in-law of the groom.
The groom and his attendants all
wore white suits.
The bride’s mother wore a dusty
rose lace gown with matching acces
sories and wore a corsage. The
groom’s mother wore a royal blue
alpaca dress with navy accessories
and a corsage.
Both the bride and groom attended
Ohio State University where she was
affiliated with Phi Chi Theta, com
mercial honorary sorority and Alpha
Xi Delta sorority. Mr. Gratz was
affiliated with Delta Sigma Phi fra
A reception for one hundred fifty
guests was held on the lawn at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Am
stutz. Following the reception Mr.
and Mrs. Gratz left for the east.
The bride wore a sheer chiffon dress
with matching accessories for travel
ing. After July 1st they will reside
at 216 E. Broad street, Souderton,
Out of town guests for the wed
ding were Mr. and Mrs. Chester
Gruver and son Dennis, Mrs. Henry
Detwiler, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1940
Godshall and daughter Marble all of
Souderton, Pa. Miss Helen Wishart
and Gordon Alderfer of Philadelphia.
Mr. Marvin Jose and Mr. Fred
IWerrper of Warren, Mr. and Mrs. W.
L. Duncan of Cleveland.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Lehman and
son Richard, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Amstutz of Toledo Mr. E. C. Mont
gomery, Mary Louise and Jeanne
Montgomery of Nashport, Ohio.
Mrs. E. E. Prout, Mrs. Edith Bul
lock, Mrs. Minet Cattrell of Oxley
Hall, Columbus Mrs. Walter Lauffer,
Dolly and Polly Lauffer, Robert
Steele and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Heiks
Mrs. H. A. Stevens and daughter
Joyce, Mrs. Bertha Arter and Miss
Ruth Arter, and Miss Evelyn Mul
lett of Upper Sandusky.
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Cook and
daughter of Arcadia Supt .and Mrs.
DeWitt Mills and daughter Millicent
of Marion Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
Stepleton and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Gratz, Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Evans and Tommy, Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Core, and Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Gratz, all of Lima.
Mrs. S. C. Dailey of Findlay Mrs.
Roland Bixler, New Haven, Conn.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Steiner of Mt.
Cory Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Hilty
and family of Mt. Blanchard Mr.
and Mrs. Ben Amstutz of Pandora.
Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Lugibill and
family of Columbus Grove Charles
Patterson of Plain City, Harold
Stevens of Upper Sandusky, Mr. and
Mrs. H. W. Alderfer and daughter
Shirley of Lancaster, Pa., and Miss
Eleanor Duncan of Cleveland.
The bride entertained her attend
ants on Saturday evening with a
dinner at her parents home. Mr.
Gratz was the host to a dinner bach
elor party at his parents home on
Prenuptial events in honor of the
bride included shower parties given
by Mrs. Roland Bixler, Mrs. Samuel
Bixel, Mrs. Theodore Stepleton of
Lima, Mrs. Homer Gratz, Mrs. Nor
man Triplett and Mrs. Jesse Yoakum
and Miss Helen Wishart of Phila
YOUR CITY MARKET
SUGGESTS THESE FOOD VALUES
Sunrise Coffee 3 39c
BROWN SUGAR, Fluffy, Light................................. 5 lbs. 25c
GLASSES, For Jellies and Jams.................................. Doz. 39c
CERTO, For Your Jellies.................................... Tall bottle 19c
ICED TEA XT* 19c
CORN FLAKES, Made with Honey............................2 for 15c
GOLD MEDAL FLOUR.......................................Large sack 91c
SHREDDED WHEAT, 100% Whole Wheat........... 2 for 19c
PORK & BEANS 5c
OLEO, Fresh from Factory........................................... 2 lbs. 19c
CHEESE, Long Horn Cream............................................. lb. 19c
BOLOGNA, Jumbo Sliced............................................. 2 lbs. 25c
Pure Cane Pure Granulated
25 $1.25 100$4.79
OYSTER SHELLS, Triple Screened............. 100 lb. bag 79c
SALT, Fine.............................................................100 lb. bag 85c
BLOCK SALT, Solid White.............................................. .45c
RINSO-OXYDOL 2 S' 37c
LEMONS, Bright, Waxy, California’s......................... Doz. 29c
NEW POTATOES, U. S. No. 1 Cobblers...................Peck 35c
ORANGES, Juicy Sunkist............................................ Doz. 15c
BREAD K 3
DOG FOOD, For Your Pets.......................................... 6 for 25c
PAROWAX, The Best......................................................Pkg. 10c
CAN RUBBERS, Extra Heavy Rubber................3 boxes 10c
FLY-TOX *..•* «31c
MILK, Large, Fresh Canned....................................... .6 far 34c
COCOA, Our Mothers............................................... 2 lb. can 15c
CHOCOLATE COOKIES............................................... 1.1b. 15c
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