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Installation of New Windows
Completed at Bluffton
Presbyterian Church
Color is Fused Into Glass Lit
erature of 4th Century Re
veals Extensive Use
Installation recently of new
stained glass windows at the Bluff
ton Presbyterian church has called
attention to the fact that the art of
glass staining is of ancient vintage
and was the most important color
factor in churches and cathedrals
even centuries ago.
The Presbyterian church windows
are made from cast sheets of opal
escent glass with an iridescent ef
fect of light green of different hues
and diffusing into variations of pink.
Orange blocks at the corners of each
pane set the glass off in proper bal
Fourth Century
Although stained glass is an art
still practiced extensively today it is
mentioned frequently as early as the
fourth century A. D. in Greek and
Latin literature. Whether any of
the earliest cathedrals contained
stained glass picture windows is not
definitely known but it is established
that by the 12th century the art of
story representation in glass was
well developed.
Of special interest to English
speaking people is the late 12th cen-
Former College
Student Is Wed
In an open church ceremony sol
emnized Saturday night at the Cen
tral Church of Christ in Lima, Miss
Coy Pepple, former Bluffton college
student and daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ross Pepple of Lima, became
the bride of Walter Sandrock, of
Two vases filled with white glad
ioli stood at either side of the altar
which was banked with palms and
lighted with white tapers in tall
candelabra. The wedding vows were
received by Rev. S. M. Davidian,
The bride wore a costume suit of
royal blue velvet, with feather hat
in matching blue shade. Her flowers
were shroulder corsage of white
gladioli bells.
Miss .Virginia Fisher, a former
class mate at Bluffton college, was
her maid of honor. Her frock was
wine colored velvet and she wore
matching accessories and a corsage
of peach colored gladioli bells. Pat
terson Pepple, brother of the bride,
It’s moving day
Represent An Art Centuries Old
for living room suites
at our store
tury window in the Cathedral of
Sens that tells in detail the story of
the life of Thomas A. Becket. It
was at Sens that St. Thomas sought
refuge before he became reconciled
to Henry II and returned to Canter
bury where he was assassinated.
The pontificial garments of St.
Thomas are still carefully preserved
in the cathedral and are exactly re
produced in the window that com
memorates his life.
French Glass
In France the cathedral of Char
tres has no less than 146 important
windows in which appear 1359 pic
tures, containing about 5,000 hu
man figures.
The term stained glass is used to
designate windows made of colored
glass whether the color be produced
by: (1) metallic oxides in the melt
ing pot (2) coating the surface with
a film of colored glass, thus making
flashed glass, which is ground or
etched away where the color is not
desired (3) applying under fire a
solution of silver (yellow stain)
which turns yellow the surface of
crystal (colorless) glass, and of the
ground away portions of flashed
glass, and by which light-blue glass
is turned green (4) painting the
surface with colored enamels that
are afterwards fused into the sub
The color in the new windows at
the Presbyterian church was fused
into the glass during the melting
process and the effect of difusion of
colors is accomplished partly by de
sign and partly by accident to give
an attractive iridescent effect.
acted as best man for Mr. Sand
The bride graduated from Lima
Central High school and attended
Bluffton college. She graduated from
Texas Christian university at Fort
Worth, Texas, in 1940. For the past
year she has been instructor in home
economics at Penfield High school
at Wellington. Mr. Sandrock is a
graduate of Ashland college and
has been employed as coach and sci
ence teachen at Valley City at which
town the couple will make their
They are really special prices that we have put
on living room suites in order to move them to make
way for new fall goods.
With prices for all housefurnishings advancing,
these price reductions in living room suites are extra
ordinary—and the savings to you are real money in
your pocket.
Handsome Velours and Mohairs
Gale Wiiliams Heads
Vaughnsville School
Gale W. Williams, of Gomer, coach
and principal at Vaughnsville High
school for three years, has been
named superintendent of the school
for a term of two years.
Williams was a star athlete at
Bluffton college, which he attended
for two years. He has been very
successful as a basketball coach and
is expected to continue directing the
team this year.
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We have really placed them on the bargain
counter—-come early while the selection is large, for
they will not last long.
These suites are our regular stock and come in
a wide variety of popular colors. It’s the opportunity
of a lifetime—and the selection and price range un
usually large. Stop in today.
Basinger’s Furniture Store
In case you haven’t one in your
pocket for easy reference you may
be interested to know that the like
ness of Benjamin Franklin appears
on $100 banknotes, and that of Wil
liam McKinley is on all $500 bills.
Bills put out by the United States
treasury are in eleven denominations
the smallest, the common one-dollar
bill, and the largest a $10,000 bank
Best-known of all the bills, of
course, is the one-dollar denomina
tion, but there are not many persons
who can tell you off-hand that the
face of Washington appears on it.
Other bills show the following:
$2, Jefferson $5, Lincoln $10, Ham
ilton $20, Jackson $50, Grant
$100, Franklin $500, McKinley
$1,000, Cleveland $5,000, Madison
$10,000, Chase.
Only three types of paper money
—Federal Reserve notes, United
States notes, and Silver Certificates
—are now issued by the treasury
for circulation. All are legal tender.
Brig. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey,
Director of Selective Ser
vice, Orders Deferment
Instructs Local Boards Not to
Remove Workers Needed in
Food Production
The farm laborer is a specialist—
very difficult to replace not only be
cause of the many skills he must
possess, but also because of the pe
culiar environment in which he must
work, Brig. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey,
Director of Selective Service, de
clared in an address to the State
convention of the Department of
Iowa, American Legion, held in Des
Moines, Iowa.
For this reason, General Hershey
said, Selective Service local boards
have been instructed to be very
careful not to remove any needed
farm workers from thep roduction
of vitally necessary food supplies.
Notwithstanding, he asserted, there
is a shortage of such labor which is
growing because of a flow of farm
workers to expanding defense in
dustries. The fact that the farm la
borer of today uses machinery and
must have some skill in its mainten
ance and repair, he pointed out,
makes transition to factory work
“National Defense preparation to
day”, General Hershey said, “is
vastly different from those periods
when a nation, as a tribe, was de
fended almost entirely by the men
who carried on under arms. It is a
very complicated integrated process
participated in by industry, agricul
ture, scientific professions—by vir
tually every division of modern
economic, civic and social activity.
“That is the challenge which con
fronts Selective Service—to see to it
that in this new order of defense,
each citizen of the country, either
by the direct process of selection or
the indirect process of deferment,
does for his nation that which he
can do best.”
The farm labor problem, the Di
rector declared, is one of the most
perplexing of those confronting the
Selective Service System in attempt
ing to provide, by deferment from
Show’ers of shooting stars now’
visible in northern skies and which
will continue thruout the rest of the
month are part of the annual sum
mer meteor display known to the
layman as “St. Anthony’s Tears”.
An old legend attributes the fall
ing stars as the tears of St An
thony, the Egyptian bom Christian
monk w’ho lived in the Christian era.
Astronomers, how’ever, know the
meteor show’er as the “Perseid”.
This name is derived from the stars
of the Perseus constellation, shooting
stars from w’hich are visible every
year at about this time.
The meteor showers, resembling a
spray of pin-point-size stars, can be
One-Dollar Bank Note? Many Don’t
Specialized Services Of Farm Workers
Needed More On Farms Than In Army
Some Gold Certificates and Na
tional Bank Notes remain in circu
lation, altho all Gold certificates
have been ordered in to the treasury.
Faces of all notes are black and
the backs are green. Colors of seals
and serial numbers are: Federal Re
serve Notes, green U. S. Notes, red
Silver Certificates, blue.
Genuine bills are beautifully en
graved and printed in uniform col
ors. Counterfeit may be determined
on close examination by irregulari
ties in engraving and printing or
portraits and seals variance in style,
spacing and printing of numbers,
and off-color green.
Design on the backs of bills are as
follows: $1, word “ONE” in large
letters $2, Jeffersons’ home, “Mon
ticello” $5, Lincoln Memorial $10,
U. S. Treasury building $20, the
White House $50, U. S. Capitol
building $100, Independence Hall.
On bills of larger denomination
from $500 to $10,000, words denoting
the amounts appear in large letters.
Shooting Stars “St. Anthony’s
Tears” Now Visible In Heavens
Boy Scout News
The Camp Fire girls were enter
tained by the Boy Scouts in the
basement of the First Mennonite
church Monday night. The program
marked the completion of summer
activities and the start of the fall
program. The program w’as inform
al with camp songs, patrol stunts
and different forms of challenging
the center of attentioa. Bill Am
stutz led in one group of songs and
Miss Theola Steiner, guardian of the
Camp Fire Girls led in another
group of songs.
Troop 56 is invited to a council
campfire program and party with
troop 24 next Wednesday night at
Ada. Everett Motter is the Ada
military training, an adequate sup
ply of labor for industry and agri
culture. He said:
“The problem of an adequate labor
supply for food eduction is par
ticularly pressing today. Farm la
bor is moving toward the city a rd it
is one of the most difficult to re
place. The training period is longer
and the conditions under which the
man on the farm works do not ap
peal to the individual who is not ac
customed to them.
“It is difficult to bring to the at
tention of our whole people that the
farmer or the boy on the farm must
be a skilled worker.
“The ordinary farm laborer, es
pecially on a farm that is operated
in some diversification, must not only
have knowledge and skill in prepar
ing the soil, planting the seed, and
harvesting the crops, but he also
must be a mechanic. He must be
able to repair, with meager facilities,
the tools he uses.
“The farmer uses horses and must
know’ how to handle them he uses
tractors and other costly farm ma
chinery and must have a knowledge
of mechanics that prevents abuse
and enables maintenance and repair
of them. He must be an individual
w’ho know’s a great deal about the
care and feeding or animals must
have developed judgment to know’
soil conditions and w’eather condi
“And the wray the farmer lives—
the very surroundings of his life—
are such that it is very difficult to
get anyone who is not inured to
such conditions to event attempt
farm work.”
It is doubtful, General Hershey
asserted, that there is sufficient
skilled farm labof in America today
to meet the increasing demands of
the National Defense Program for
food production.
“If the current supply of farm la
bor is not more than adequate, and
that is very doubtful,” General Her
shey stressed, “great care must be
exercised in selecting any farm work
er for military training. There is
neither the economic attraction nor
the social attraction to bring other
individuals into this life. And there
is not sufficient time in the present
situation to train new men in the
things they must know to do many
of w’hat the uninitiated think are
very ordinary farm tasks.”
seen to the best advantage in the
northern skies after midnight.
Meteors making up the display are
not really stars and might better be
described as star dust. This par
ticular group represents the remains
of a comet which disintegrated in
Each year, the earth in its orbit
around the sun passes through the
collection of star dust meteors.
To locate the point from w’hich
the star shower originates, follow’
the “pointers” of the Big Dipper
through the north star ot the great
“VV formed of five stars, known as
the constellation of Cassiopeia. Just
beyond it is Perseus, from which the
star show’er comes
scoutmaster. The boys will go to
the Ada meeting in cars under the
direction of Karl Gable, scoutmaster
and Paul jugate, assistant scout
Bill Amstutz returned home from
serving as a member of the junior
staff at Camp Defiance as the camp
has concluded activities for the sum
There have been practically no ab
sences at the meetings of the local
troop during the entire summer, it
was announced by Karl Gable, scout
First Lily
The lily was first cultivated in
In Memory of Our Dear Husband
and Father who passed away,
August 24, 1938.
Three years have passed since
that sad day
When husband and father we loved
w’as called away
God took him home, it was His
But in our hearts he liveth still.
His kind face and patient smile
With sadness we recall
He had a kindly word for each
And left us beloved by all.
Sadly missed by his wife, Mrs.
Noah Augsburger and Children and
New Books Received
At Bluffton Library
The following new books wrere re
ceived this week at the Bluffton pub
lic library:
Juvenile—Grades 1
Wiggin, Posy Ring Steel, English
Fairy Tales Dootson, Riddle Book
Waldo, Safety First for Little Folks
Lacey, Light Then and Now’ Ro
setti, Sing-Song DeHuff, Swift
eagle of the Rio Grande Bufano,
Magic Strings Brow-n, Fun with
Numbers Holbrook, Book of Nature
Myths Hubbard, Golden Flute Rick
ert, Bojabie Tree.
Smith, Eskimo Stories Chadwick,
Alo Man Muleto, Little People of
Japan Perdue, How Other Children
Live Potter,Tale of Jeremy Fisher
Maeterlinck, Bluebird for Children
Smith, Country Book Morrow, Paint
ed Pig Coldecott, Great Panjandrum
Himself Coldecott, Hey Diddle Did
dle Smith, Farm Book Curtis,
Stories in Trees King, Ammon, A
Lad of Palestine.
Seaw’ell, Little Jarvis Holling,
Rocky Billy Phillips, Wee Ann El
liot, Riema, Little Brow’n Girl of
Java Hunt, Little Grew Gowm
Coolidge, Little Ugly Face Batch
elder, Peggy Stories Troxell, Pam
my and His Friends Yow’ell, Rob
ert’s School.
Fox, Little Bear Stories Kayer,
Toby Tyler Adams, Five Little
Friends Zw’ilgmeyer, Inger Johan
ne’s Lively Doings Zw’ilgmeyer,
What Happened to Inger, Jhanne
Hardy, NewWag and Puff Lomen,
Taktuk, An Arctic Boy Gaither,
Little Miss Cappo.
Juvenile—Grades 7-9
Chandler, Famous Mothers and
Their Children Hollister, Mulberry
Village Benet, Boy Shelley Bugbie,
Peggy Cvers Washington Reed,
Bright Midnight Benz, On to Suez
Benet, Hidden Valley MacDonald,
Billy Barnicoat Ranken, Dandelion
Hunt, Susan, Beware! Doone, Red
Beards of the Yellow River Shen
ton, Courier of the Clouds Leem
ing, Models nAy Boy Can Make
Hager, Big Loop and Little Collins,
Working with Tools for Fun and
Profit Becker, Golden Tales of Can
ada Phelps, Valiant Seven Lake,
Submarine Nicolay, Wizard of the
Wires De la Mare, Down-Adown
Adult Books
Raymond, Sylvia, Inc. Deeping,
Dark House Chiang, This is Our
China Kugaw’a, Challenge of Re
demptive Love Wilson Practical
Book for Secretaries Lawrence, Life
of Phillips Brooks Gates, Not to Me
Only Kagaw’a, Behold the Man
Miller, You Can’t Do Business with
Hitler Fischer, Men and Politics.
Man Dies Suddenly
In Bluffton Garage
Lewis Reiter, 65, of Findlay, died
suddenly of heart disease at 8:30
o’clock here last Sunday morning in
a private garage.
Reiter w’as here to get his automo
bile, stored in the garage at the
rear of the home of his late sister,
Mrs. Altha Garrett, who died Aug. 4.
Accompanied here by Halley Ed
wards, also of Findlay, Reiter ap
peared in excellent health. The men
ware removing blocks from under
the w’heels of the auto, and Edwards
found Reiter dead after he received
no answer when he called to the de
ceased and asked him how he was
Survivors include a sister, Mrs.
Callie Keppler, of Dayton, and
Charles H. Garrett, of Lima. Fun
eral services ware held in Findlay.
Bluffton Girls Sends
Dress To State Fair
Dorothy Burkholder, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Quinten Burkholder
and student at Bluffton High school,
w’as given the privilege to exhibit a
dress at the Ohio State fair as the
result of being adjudged winner in
a dress contest sponsored by county
4-H clubs in Lima Saturday.
She w’ill represent the Bluffton 4-H
club and w’ill enter the dress she
made in competition at the state
fair. The dress is a cotton print
made for home and school use and
was made from a pattern.
During the first five months of 1941
cash income from farm marketing in
the U. S. w’as 14 per cent higher than
for the same months of 1940 but gov
ernment payments to farmers were
smaller so the total farm cash income
w’as only 9 per cent higher.
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Brig. Gen. Lewis Hershey, For
mer Country School Teacher
In Rural Indiana
Paradox Seen in Act’s Adminis
tration by One From Peace
Church Background
Paradoxical though it be, Brig.
General Lewis B. Hershey, U. S. A.,
w’ho heads the selective service sys
tem inducting thousands of young
men into the ranks of Uncle Sam’s
expanding armed forces, is of Men
nonite extraction.
Historically as a matter of church
doctrine and practice the denomina
tion, of which there are six churches
in this vicinity, has always been op
posed to the bearing of arms and
the participation of her young men
in the military forces.
Yet, from a background w’hose pat
tern of living w’as marked by its
opposition to military practices,
comes the administrative head of
what promises to be the most ex
tensive drafting of man power in
the military history of the country.
Swiss Ancestry
Also of interest in this community
is the fact that General Hershey is
a descendent of Swiss ancestors,
w’hich is the predominant nationality
in Bluffton. His ancestors migrated
to this country in 1709 and settled
near Lancaster, Pa.
Early in the 19th century, General
Hershey’s branch of the family
moved to Gorham, New York, re
maining there until 1849, when his
paternal grandfather, George Her
shey, moved to the family farm near
Angola. His father was a farmer,
and the General was bom and raised
on the family farm. His mother
died when he Was four years old.
The appointment to his present
high post was made on July 31,
f941. Appointed to the Joint Army
and Navy Selective Service Commit
tee in 1936, General Hershey served
as executive officer of that commit
tee until the adoption of the Select
ive Service Act of 1940 and the or
ganization of the selective service
system. He was named Deputy Di
rector of Selective Service on De
cember 19, 1940, after having served
approximately three months as ex
ecutive officer of the selective service
One Room School
The General attended a one-room
school house named Hell’s Point
School, w’as graduated there, then
w’ent to high school at Fremont, Ind.,
being graduated w’hen he was 16
years old.
As soon as his age permitted, Gen
eral Hershey joined the Indiana Na
tional Guard in Angola, and was
with that organization when it w’as
sent to the Mexican border in 1916.
Returning from the border, he went
to the University of Indiana to study
for his degree of Doctor of Phil
osophy, but his training was inter
rupted when the United States en
tered the World War.
On Thanksgiving Day, November
29, 1917, he w’as married to his child
hood sweetheart, Miss Ellen Dygert,
also of Angola. Like General Her
shey’s father, Mrs. Hershey’s father,
George A. Dygert, was a farmer and
she too w’as bom in Angola. Her
mother still lives in that Indiana
Following his marriage, General
Hershey was sent to France w’ith his
regiment, but the Armistice w’as
signed a short time later.
On his return home, General Her
shey was ordered to Camp Pike,
Arkansas, and in 1920 passed his
examination for the Regular Army.
He w’as then ordered to the Field
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Artillery school at Fort Sill, Okla
After completing the Army War
College course in 1934, General Her
shey was sent to Hawaii, w’here he
was stationed until the spring of
1936, w’hen he w’as ordered to Wash
ington, reporting for duty w’ith the
Joint Army and Navy Selective Serv
ice Committee.
General and Mrs. Hershey have
four children. They are:
Kathryn, bom November 13, 1920.
Student at George Washington Uni
Gilbert, born November 12, 1921.
Student at the U. S. Military Acad
emy at West Point, N. Y., which he
entered July, 1941.
George, born September 9, 1923.
Student at Fishburn Military School.
Ellen Margaret, born June 10,
1926. Student at Woodrow’ Wilson
High School, Washington, D. C.
General Hershey w’as commissioned
a Major August 1, 1935, promoted
to Lieut. Colonel August 7, 1940,
and w’as raised to the rank of Brig.
General in November 1940.
R. Howe, Reichenbach
Advance In Tourney
Roger How’e and Dale Reichenbach
advanced in the Allen county tennis
tournament last Sunday in matches
played on the Lima Lost Creek
I wish to take this opportunity to thank
the public for their liberal patronage of the
Bluffton Tire Shop and trust these favors
will be continued to the new establishment
under the management of Howard Stauffer.
All persons knowing themselves in
debted to the Bluffton Tire Shop are re
quested to call at my residence on West Elm
street and settle accounts at their early
Elmer Burkholder
Howe, defending county junior
champion, won two matches in Sun
day’s play. He defeated W. K. Tay
lor in a first round assignment, 5-7,
6- 0, 7-5 then wron from Don Ad
kins, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Dale Reichenbach won his second
round match from George Scheid,
7- 5, 6-1.
Ralph Short w’as eliminated by
Lou Zeamans, 6-4, 6-0. Short won
his opening match from Walter
Marshall, 6-3, 6-3.
Woody Little bowed to Carl Hut
chins defending Allen county men’s
champion, 6-4, 6-3, in the second
In women’s matches Betty Wein
hold lost to June Widner, 6-1, 6-2
and Agnes Amstutz was defeated by
Norlene Gutherie, 6-0, 6-2.
Sacred Concert
Sacred musical numbers were pre
sented in programs by Rev. and Mrs.
J. R. Barkman of Menno, Okla., at
the Ebenezer Mennonite church, Sun
day morning and at the St. John
Mennonite church Sunday night.
Rev. Barkman is superintendent of
the Oklahoma Bible academy at Men
no and stopped here enroute to the
General Conference of Mennonites
being held at Souderton, Pa. Rev.
and Mrs. Barkman were week end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Eph Am
stutz, west of town.
Income from farm sales in Ohio for
the first five months of each year was
$22,420,000 in 1939 $25,581,000 in
1940 and $30,018,000 in 1941.
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