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Bluffton is to have a new up-to
date Methodist Episcopal church
structure, and last Thursday a sys
tematic canvass was started among
the members of the congregation.
The building is to cost about $20,000
one-half of which has been already
Earl Heckathorn left the first of
the week for Lafayette, Ind.
Roscoe Blakesley, of Bluffton,
transacted business at Jenera, Fri
The Sharp Glee club was en
tertained at the home of Miss
Louella Geiger, Tuesday evening.
The following officers were elected
for the ensuing year: President,
Pauline Garau vice-president, Elva
Moser secretary, Agnes Amstutz
treasurer, Cordelia Lahr musical
director, Zanna Staater. Miss Mar
guerite Keegan, who will leave with
her parents for their new heme at
Lock Berlin, N. Y., was honored at
the affair.
Class No. 8 of the Church of
Christ gathered at the home of
H. Young, Thursday evening, and
presented Mr. and Mrs. Charles A.
Jenkins, Jr., with a handsome pedes
tal, as a token of esteem.
Mr. and Mrs. Ami Spangler were
given a very pleasant farewell party
by a number of their many friends,
before leaving for their home in
Trumbull county.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Klingler en
tertained a jolly crowd at their
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country home south of town. Mon
day evening, in honor of Mr.
Klingler’s birthday anniversary.
Paul, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. H.
Weaver, who recently visited his
parents here, and who is now at
Fort Bliss, Texas, was promoted to
the rank of corporal. The soldier
boys are guarding the Mexican
prisoners, which Paul says is not
the most pleasant job in the world.
Sol Fisher is busy these nice days
making maple syrup.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Pifer enter
tained Sunday in honor of the mar
riage of their daughter, Verna, to
Ami Pifer. Those present were the
bride and groom, Mrs. George Pifer,
mother of the groom, and Mr. and
Mrs. A. S. Pifer.
Dr. C. Henry Smith left Sunday
for Metamora, Ill., to attend the
funeral of his sister.
Dean N. E. Byers attended the
Putnam county teachers association
meeting at Leipsic, on Saturday.
It failed to appear in The News
last week that Mr. and Mrs. Peter
P. Badertscher are the proud par
ents of a baby boy.
Aldine and Albert Amstutz raised
the frame of their barn, Friday and
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hilty spent
Sunday with Noah Thutt and family
at West Liberty.
The Defenseless Mennonite cong
regation will hold a term of singing
E take this occasion to acknowledge the many expres­
sions of appreciation which have come to us in connection
with our Golden Anniversary. We tried to make the pro
grams marking the occasion primarily of helpfulness to
homebuilders and homeowners of the community. If they
accomplished this end we feel fully recompensed.
Our principle of service will be continued and we invite the
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at their church in the near future.
Mr. Lehman, of Bluffton college, is
to be the instructor.
The organ, recently purchased, is
installed in the Grace Mennonite
church. The organ will be dedicated
on Good Friday afternoon.
Haney Basinger, who is studying
medicine in Chicago, is home spend
ing the week with his parents. Mr.
Basinger will complete his medical
course this week, and is also work
ing on his Ph.D degree. Harvey is
blazing the way by hard work for a
position in later life where his ser
vices will count.
Sewage Conference
Here This Summer
The Northwestern Ohio Sewage
conference will be held in Bluffton
in the middle of August, it was an
nounced this week by Mayor W. A.
Contractors, engineers, health of
ficials, sewage specialists and city
officials will be present for the ses
sions which will be concerned with
the various problems relating to
sewage disposal.
In view of the fact that places
for conferences of this nature have
usually been in towns where there
are modern well equipped sewerage
disposal plants, it is rather unusual
that Bluffton was selected as the
location of the conference com
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Pandora Native To
Speak At College
Dr. J. Holmer Smith, former sec
retary of the noted missionary E.
Stanley Jones, will speak in chapel
services at Bluffton college Thursday
morning at 8:55 o’clock.
Dr. Smith, a former native of Pan
dora and a graduate of Pandora
High school, will describe experiences
in India and will explain the exper
imental Ashram farm in India
which is famous for its cooperative
A public meeting to be addressed
by Dr. Smith will also be held in
Pandora Thursday night. The public
is invited to both meetings.
Bluffton Woman
Files $5,071 Suit
The $5,071.18 damage suit of Mrs.
Evelyn Balmer, Bluffton, wife of
Robert Balmer, against Homer M.
Verbryke, of Lima Route 4, was
opened Monday before a jury in Al
len county common pleas court.
Mrs. Balmer’s court action is the
outgrowth of an automobile crash
Jan. 23, 1940, at the edge of Lima.
In her petition the Bluffton woman
alleges she suffered a disfigured face
and other injuries when the taxicab
in which she was riding was in col
lision with an automobile driven by
Mosquitoes Leave
Hibernating Pupae
Mosquitoes you’ve been seeing for
the last few days aren’t a new crop,
but merely hibernating adults of last
year’s infestation who are now com
ing out of the pupae in which they
spent the winter.
Mayor W. A. Howe said Tuesday
that it will be unnecessary to start
Bluffton’s summer mosquito control
program until larvae begin hatching
in the streams of the town. This
likely will be a matter of several
Adult mosquitoes who have come
out of hibernating pupae in the last
few days of warm weather may be
a nuisance, but they likely will be
short-lived and the next cold snap
should kill off most of them.
Wilford Geiger, Coun
cil’s Choice For Clerk
(Continued from page 1)
two for LaVern Thutt. With a ma
jority supporting Geiger it is ex
pected that the council will be unani
mous when formal action is taken
designating him for the position.
In appointing Steiner a month ago,
the council designated him as deputy
clerk and it is believed that a simi
lar course will be followed in the
case of Geiger. At the request of
council members, West will not re
sign his position and should he re
turn before the expiration of his
term of office he will again assume
duties of corporation clerk.
When Steiner was named deputy
clerk, Geiger was the only other
condidate out of a field of six to re
ceive support of the council. Steiner
received majority support at that
time, council members pointing out
that he was familiar with duties of
the office, having been elected clerk
for the two year term 1939 and 1940.
West, who had been expected to be
called early this month for army
training has not yet received orders
to report for service.
John Burkholder
Rites At Pandora
John B. Burkholder, 71,well known
farmer of near Pandora, died sud
denly last Friday mornng at his
home following a sudden heart at
His daughter, Alice, is an employe
in the office of The Triplett Electri
cal Instrument Co. of this place.
Other survivors include the widow
five daughters, Mary Jean, Margaret
and Marjorie, all at home Mrs. Eliz
abeth Conrad, Ft. Wayne and Mrs.
Eunice Humphreys, Albany, Ind. a
son, Howard, at home three sisters,
Mrs. Aldine Diller, Pandora Mrs.
Dan Herr, Bluffton, and Mrs. Sam
Augsburger, Beaverdam and four
brothers, Chris, of Gilboa Amos,
Jacob and Monroe Burkholder, all of
Columbus Grove.
uneral services were held Sunday
afternoon in the St. John Mennonite
church with Rev. T. J. Boehr, pastor,
officiating. Burial was in the church
To Visit School
Junior and senior students in edu
cation at Bluffton college will visit
University High school on the cam
pus of Ohio State university on
Thursday. The school is a labora
tory for progressive methods in edu
cation. Dr. J. S. Scnultz, director
of teacher training will accompany
the group.
We wish to thank the many friends
and neighbors for their aid and sym
pathy during the illness and death of
our beloved husband and father, Ben
edict Liechty also Rev. Unruh who
officiated at the funeral, the singers
and all those sending flowers.
Mrs. Bendict Leichty & Family.
Large Crowds Visit
Steinman Meetings
Large crowds were in attendance
here last week at the series of meet
ings, lectures and displays in celebra
tion of a half century of activity in
the retail lumber business of the
Steinman Bros. Lumber Co. of Bluff
ton and Jenera. The meetings were
held on the second floor of the Hank
ish building.
Not only were carpenters, con
tractors and builders in attendance
at the sessions but also were many
residents of the community interest
ed in building, decorating and im
Plans for the Golden Anniversary
celebration were in charge of For
rest L. Steinman, manager of the
Bluffton office.
By Elmo Scott Watson
Gen. Lee, U. S. A.
Gen. Grant, C. S. A.!
EN. ROBERT E. LEE, comman
der in chief of the Union arm
ies Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, commander
In chief of the Confederate armies.”
Sounds all wrong, doesn’t it? But it
might have turned out that way!
Most of us know that, before Vlr
gli.!a seceded from the Union and Lee
decided to cast his lot with his native
state, President Lincoln offered him
command of the Union army, which
he declined. But It Is not so well
known that Grant also received a sim
ilar offer from the Confederacy.
But Grant’s own words are our evi
dence for that fact. Years later when
he was President, he offered Robert
Martin Douglas, the son of Stephen A.
Douglas, a government position. At
that time he declared: “I was about
to accept a Confederate commission
when your father dissuaded me. All
my career I owe to him and nothing
Is too good for his son.”
It would not have been so unusual
if he had accepted the commission, for
at the time he was an ex-officer of
the United States army, a Democrat
and married to a Missouri woman who
owned slaves—all sufficiently good rea
sons for his entering the service of the
South. If he had and if Ld| had ac
cepted Lincoln’s offer, how different
the outcome of the war might have
been! There might have been no Ap
pomattox, but if there had been the
historic roles might have been re
versed, making Lee the victor and
Grant the vanquished!
Western Newspaper Union.
By Elmo Scott Watson
in the days when Americans
amused themselves with thinking
up curiosities in the use of words, some
unknown poet composed these lines to
aid writers of ‘‘write":
“Write” we know Is written right.
When we see it written “write"
But when we see it written "wright”
We know it is not written right
For “write,” to have it written right,
Must not be written "right" or "wright,”
Nor yet should it be written "rite”
But "write,” for so ’tis written right!
Appropriate comment on that, of
course, is the English expression of
“Right-o!" Which recalls the verse
written by an American after his re
turn from England where he^liad diffi
culty in adjusting himself to English
traffic laws. He declared:
The laws of the road are a paradox
For when you are traveling along.
If you keep to the LEFT you’re sure to
If you keep to the RIGHT you’ll be
Western Newspaper Union.
This Way
Western Newspaper Union.
Frozen Music
“Vf ARY had a little lamb” is the
first line of a children’s dit
ty. It is also the first line that
ever came out of a phonograph
One summer morning in 1877,
Thomas Edison was playing with a
queer little gadget he had con
structed in his laboratory. It was
a cylinder wound with tin foil and
hitched to a little horn with a mem
brane and a needle on the end.
Edison’s co-workers must have
thought he was a little crazy when
they saw him put his mouth up to
the horn and shout at the top of
his lungs “Mary had a little lamb!”
But Edison calmly put his ma
chine in reverse, and out of the
horn, as though it were a faint
echo, came back the words ‘‘Mary
had a little lamb.” That moment
ous morning the first phonograph,
an invention which simply as
tounded the world, had been in
When first exhibited in public,,
most people believed it was some
sort of magician’s trick, and that
there was a ventriloquist lurking be
hind the scenes.
Edison himself did not realize the
importance of his invention at first.
When asked what it could be used
for, he mentioned such things as
phonographic books for the blind
and recording the last words of
dying persons, and only included
the reproduction of music as an
Frank Morgan has purchased the
Mrs. Hochstettler property on Mound
J. L. Courtad and family moved to
Lima last week and now reside on
Forest avenue.
John Todd of Delaware, is spending
a week’s vacation with his parents,
Rev. and Mrs. John Todd.
Milt Mitchell left Monday to take
up a three weeks’ vacation with his
brother, Robert, at Denver, Colorado.
Miss Mabel Jones retumeed Satur
day evening from a very enjoyable
trip to Washington, D. C., and James
Miss Jessie Ludwig returned home
Saturday from a two-months’ trip in
Eastern Pennsylvania and Atlantic
City, N. J.
Mrs. George Lewis and daughter,
Gertrude, of Ashley, Mich., are spend
ing several weeks at Jamestown and
Washington, D. C.
David Carr, the veteran soldier,
who delights in attending the state
and natoinal G. A. R. meetings, left
Sunday to attend the meeting at Sar
atoga, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Quaintance
will move to Upper Sandusky in the
near future. Mr. Quaintance pur
chased four building lots there and
has let the contract for a new resi
Relatives and friends of Miss Mary
Neiswander received word from her
at Denver, Colorado, th’at she was
married to P. G. Neilson in the above
named city last Wednesday, and they
will reside there. Mrs. Neilson and
Miss Lulu Steiner left for Denver
about a year ago. Miss Steiner will
teach in Arizona this winter.
A very pleasant church reception
was tendered Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Hir
schy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D.
S. Beeshy, Tuesday evening. Nearly
all of the members of the Mennonite
congregation were present to meet the
family aftr a year’s absence in Switz
News Our Grandfathers Read
From Issue Of Sept. 12, 1907
The Main street pa vfrfg prrnrres I
sing nicely and by Saturday will be
past Elm street.
Miss Maude Kathryn Battles and
Earl K. Chapman were united in mar
riage at the U. B. church parsonage
at Rawson by Rev. A. M. Smith, last
A. Hauenstein has all the building
blocks on the ground for his new ad
dition at the rear of the Park restaur
Mesdames Hannah Ludwig, of Phil
adelphia, Lydia Schanman, of Orr
ville Sarah Lantz, Oberlin, and
Amanda Walbura, of Bluffton, Ind.,
are guests of the Stager families.
Prof. J. L. Steiner has moved to
Rawson where he will superintend
the schools the coming winter.
Rev. A. O. Henry delivered an ex
cellent sermon at Bethel, his old home
church, Sunday evening to a large
audience. Everyone was glad to hear
of his success in his pastoral work
at Bergholz.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Moser are the
parents of a baby girl since Sunday,
their first-born.
The public schools opened with 490
pupils being 13 more than last year.
One hundred and forty dollars
worth of laboratory apparatus was
recently purchased by the high school.
Richland township high school pu
pils are Elva Moser, Albert Bixler,
Paul Andrews, Reece Huber, Levi
Gratz, Milton Steiner, David Herr,
Luella Bdrkholder Union township,
Leia Dukes, Gail Dorsey, Estella
Whisler, Harold Carr, Mabel Wyer
Riley township, Calvin Moser, Homer
Moser, Rufus Welty Eagle township,
Martha Davis.
There are 112 pupils in the high
school Freshman, 42 Sophomores,
24 Junior, 19 Senior, 20 unclassi
fied, seven.
Your City Market
College Baseball
Opener On Friday
Bluffton college’s spring sports
program will be opened here this
week, with the Beaver baseball team
meeting Toledo university Friday
afternoon on the local diamond.
Springtime Is Housecleaning Time
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Toledo’s veteran outfit will play
here as the first game on their an
nual spring training tour.
Bluffton’s starting lineup has not
yet been decided, Coach A. C. Burcky
announced. The Beaver mentor has
a promising squad of 20 candidates
from which he can select this year’s
Twd games, on a home-and-home
basis, have been scheduled with To
ledo, Findlay, Cedarville, Wilberforce
and Ohio State “B” squads.
Bluffton tennis players also have
been practicing for the opening of
an eight-game schedule that will find
them playing Bowling Green, Find
lay, Ohio Northern and Wilberforce.
Candidates also are preparing for
a busy track season that will find
Beaver scantyclads participating in
four meets. Dual contests are to be
held with Ohio Northern and Wit
tenberg, and a triangular meet is
planned by Bluffton, Findlay and
Ohio Northern. Beaver tracksters
also will compete in the Big Six meet
at Bowling Green.
Baker Addresses
Commerciers Club
Personnel problems of industry
were discussed by Arden R. Baker,
personnel director of the Triplett
Electrical Instrument Co., at a meet
ing of the Commerciers club of Bluff
ton college in a meeting held at the
chapel Tuesday night.
In addition to the address, pictures
of the Triplett plant were shown.
The Commerciers club is an organi
zation of Bluffton college business
majors. Racine Warren, president
of the club, presided at the meeting.
Funeral services for Joyce May
Shellenberg, day old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. H. Shellenberg of Piqua,
were held at Piqua, Thursday. The
infant died last Wednesday afternoon
at the Piqua Memorial hospital.
The child was the granddaughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shellenberg
and Mr. and Mrs. 'Francis Wilson of
near Bluffton. The mother was the
former Miss Ametta Wilson of this
place. Burial was in Piqua.
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