Two home games will be played
during the next week by the Trip
lett softball team, with contests
scheduled here on Friday and Mon
Tiffin Routh Meat Packers will
provide the opposition under the
floodlights at Harmon field this Fri
The team is one of the best in the
Tiffin area, and the game here Fri
day will give local sports followers
a chance to see an outfit from a
different section than the schedule
ordinarily brings here.
In next Monday's assignment, the
Triplett crew will play an all-star
outfit from Ada. The game between
the two outfits originally was
scheduled for last Monday, but was
postponed because of wet weather.
Ask More Pay For
Employes At Plant
(Continued from page 1)
son and Badertscher voting yes. Ba
singer voted no and Hauenstein was
By placing the measure on its first
reading final passage of the measure
is postponed and the matter will come
befon the council at the next meet
ing as part of the body’s unfinished
Discussion of the measure to raise
pay »f light and water plant employ
ees at the council meeting was tied
up with assertions by council mem
Bradfield Center Gets Five Runs In
Ninth To Beat Triplett By 8-4 Score
For the first eight innings the
two outfits played air-tight ball, and
Bluffton showed no indication of
weakening as late as the eighth
when the Manges coached outfit pre
vented a score altho the first man up
Bradfield scored first when Bark
ley hit a homer in the first inning,
and the visitors widened the lead by
scoring again in the third.
After battling the heavy-hitting same inning after two men were out.
Lima Bradfield Center softball team Mixed in the scoring assault were
on even tdrms for eight innings last singles by Triplett, King and Spaeth,
Friday night at Harmon field, the and a double by Miller.
Triplett outfit weakened in the last E. Brown smashed a home run
stanza to ultimately lose the de-j for Lima in the sixth to tie the
cision, 8 to 4. score, and the two crews battled on
Bradfield Center batters tallied eVen terms until the ninth inning
five runs in the fateful ninth on assault.
eight hits and a fielder’s .qhgiceto!
break**a* 3-3 tie and score'
ond victory of the year over the
Bluffton counted three times in the
Triplett Softball Team Will Play
Tiffin Here Friday Ada Here Monday
Our Big Opening
OPPOSITE TOWN HALL
Built to stand
the wear and
tear of hard
Steiner 3 0 1
Wenger ......«—.. —....-... 10 0
R. Gratz —....-...........— 4 0 0
Lewis —. -... 4 0 1
F. Swank .. ... —......... 3 0 0
Crawford 4 0 0
Triplett ......—....... —.... 4 12
King ..... 4 2 2
Miller 4 13,
B. Swank ........... 2 0 0
Spaeth —...—-- 4 0 2
Totals -----------37 4 11
Lima Bradfield ...... —.... 45 8 17
bers that there should be a low
ering of electric rates. Rates espec
ially to large consumers of current
are out of line, it was declared.
The salary schedule as submitted
by the board of public affairs was as
Plant superintendent, John Swisher,
3175. Now $165.
Assistant superintendent, Hiram
Wenger, $170. Now $165.
First, second and third engineers,
Wade Finton, Noah Zuercher and
Frederick Ludwig, each $140. Now
Superintendent outside mainte
nance, Forest Mamma, $135. Now
Clerk of Board, Edgar Hauenstein,
$75. Now $60.
The schedule provides for an ad
vance in hourly rates paid linemen
from 55 cents to 62*2 cents. Other
labor would be paid 57cents per
hour instead of 50 cents.
(Continued from page 1)
Mrs. John Thiessen, missionary to
India, who together with Rev.
Thiessen resided in Bluffton last
year during their furlough.
Principal speaker of the confer
ence will be Rev. S. H. Turbeville,
well known evangelist, who will
bring a series of evangelistic mes
sages and Bible study discussions at
A new fall line now on display—Men’s and
women’s leather hanger cases Bags Suit
cases Gladstone bags Ladies genuine weed
A wide selection at prices that will please you.
Clothing, Furnishings & Footwear
numerous sessions of the conference.
The opening address of the con
ference will be given by the Rev.
N. J. Schmucker, pastor of the
Defenseless church at Berne, Ind.
Special music will be provided by
the various churches at every ses
sion of the conference under the
direction of Rev. Reuben Short, pas
tor of the Archbold church.
From Wednesday through Sunday
the meetings will be open to the
public, it was announced by Rev. E.
G. Steiner, pastor of the local De
fenseless church. On Monday and
Tuesday the- sessions will limited
to official delegates and ministers of
Arrangements have been made to
accommodate 45 of the delegates at
Lincoln hall on the Bluffton college
campus and 150 more in private
homes in the community. In ad
dition there will be numerous dele
gates driving in for just a day at a
time from the nearby churches.
Breakfasts will be provided for
the delegates at conference expense
with moderate charges to be made
for the noon and evening meals to
be served at the high school cafe
Delegates arriving in town will
communicate with the committee on
arrangements consisting of Rev. E.
G. Steiner, chairman and C. D.
The program will be carried out
as published last week in the Bluff
ton News, it was stated by Rev.
Steiner, and an invitation has been
extended by the conference com
mittee for the public to attend the
Emphasizes Three H’s
(Continued from page 1)
sists of 1,000 acres of which 800
are under cultivation. The school
maintains its own utilities plant
furnishing its own current and
The school has a well equipped
aviation field, a new hangar, and
six training planes. Students in the
aeronautical courses learn about avi
ation by actually flying and working
One of the most modern and best
equipped radio stations of the south
west is maintained and operated by
the university. The students fur
nish both the technical staff and the
entertainment for the 500 watt sta
tion with the call letters of KUO A
operating at 1260 kilocycles.
A completely equipped cannery op
erated by the school cans 20,000 gal
lons of fruits and vegetables every
season. In the agricultural training
program, scientific farming methods
are taught and the school owns one
of the finest Jersey herds of the
southwest. The herd has won many
prizes at state fairs.
Courses in electricity, woodwork
ing and business all emphasize the
practical values. The school oper
ates its own bank and stores. It
even maintains a well equipped fire
Some Class Work
Although the emphasis is practical,
class room work is not neglected as
students attend class for half of the
day and work practically in the
shops or fields the other half. The
student is enabled not only to learn
by doing in this technique but earns
part of his school expenses.
Four degrees, A. B., B. Sc., Th. B.,
and Mus. B. are granted by the in
stitution, whose work is recognized
by leading graduate schools the coun
One of the noticeable features of
the school is the enthusiasm of the
studentb ody for the plan and the
great interest in the work of the in
stitution is very much in evidence to
those visiting, it was pointed out by
Longsdorf at the conclusion of his
Other highlights in his trip thru
the southwest were related by the
speaker at the beginning of his talk.
Today there is awakened in
terest in history. Elmo Scott
Watson, nationally famous
feature writer on historical
subjects, has an uncommon
faculty for digging into his
tory and bringing to light lit
tle known or forgotten facts
about those colorful charac
ters who have had their place
in the sun. His column, “His
torical Highlights,1* makes
mighty good reading for every
member of the family.
Read This Column Now...
IN THIS PAPER
Commencement address at Bluffton
college next week will be delivered
by the Honorable Joseph B. Foraker,
former Governor and United States
Senator and aspirant again for the
latter honor on the Republican ticket.
Miss Louella Geiger, a graduate in
the Bluffton college Conservatory of
music, will present her graduating re
cital Friday night.
The Campfire girls will present a
play at the high school auditorium,
Friday night. The program will be
presented by the flower girls consist
ing of Florence Yoder, Constance
Wise, Geneva Steiner, Magdalene
Baumgardner, Lucille Wise, Gladys
Flick, Vivian Beeshy, Mercy Town
send. The characters are Ellen Fett,
Ilo Boothby, Cleora Rogers, Bonnie
Steiner, Geraldine Ewing, Beulah
Temple, Esta Lugibill, Gladys Flick,
Constance Wise, Geneva Steiner.
The 74th birthday of Fred Bauman
was the occasion of a family reunion
at the Bauman home on Jackson
street last Sunday.
Bluffton is passing through a sub
stantial building boom that not only
means a more attractive town but in
dicates the greater advantages to be
enjoyed in this community. Houses
are being built by Dr. Smith, H. R.
Lugibill, Cyrus Schumacher and the
There still exists one vacancy in the
high school corps. The teachers hir
ed are: P. H. Conser, Miss Bess Wal
ther, Miss Grace Wineland, Miss Es
ther Blaser. The rade teachers are
Miss Elva Moser, principal, George
Woods, Misses Vtrena Hilty, Inez
Doty, Helen Kibler, Bertha Roethlis
berger, Agnes Amstutz, Hallie Al
thaus, Pauline Garau and Leia Frick.
Miss Temple will attend college dur
ing the ensuing year and there was
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Motter are re
joicing over the arrival of a son, Mon
Prof. Adams moved his household
goods from Lima into the Mrs. My
ers property on Lawn avenue today.
Fred Getties purchased the Mrs.
Waltz property, Tuesday and expects
to move into it next week. Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Hank.-h will occupy the
house vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Get
By special invitation Jesse Steiner
delivered his graduation oration in the
Presbyterian church at Ottawa last
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hilty
a daughter on Thursday to Mr. and
Mrs. Cyrus Schumacher a son on
Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. Aldine
Basinger a daughter on Wednesday
to Mr. and Mrs. John Balmer a son
on Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Basinger a son, Sunday.
Albert Badertscher collided with a
buggy while driving his car on the
evening of May 28.
G. W. Davidson lost a valuable cow
last Thursday when it was struck by
Sewage Bond Issues
Submitted Five Times
(Continued from page 1)
Following this, vote, the state de
partment notified the town council
that it was the responsibility of the
body to im iiately issue bonds to
provide a part of the funds neces
sary for the system.
A showdown was evaded by the
administrate at that time, how
ever, by voting to submit an
other bond issue to voters at the
regular election in November, 1928.
This issue was for $60,000 and again
was overwhelmingly defeated, this
time by a vote of 245 for and 626
NEWS OUR FATHERS READ
FROM ISSUE OF JUNE 11, 1914
With occasional flareups in the in
terim the matter came up for a vote
again in 1935, this time conditioned
on WPA assistance. It carried by
better than 50 per cent but it
lacked confirmation of 65 per cent
resuired by law.
In September, 1936, a special elec
tion was held to vote on a $110,
000 project. In this the vote was
59.7 per cent but the 65 per cent
margin was missed.
Despite consideration of the mat
ter again at this time it is not be
lieved that a bond issue is being
considered by the town council at
this time for the immediate future.
The wheat and the wheat flour ex
port programs began in 1940 and in
1941 will be continued to encourage
the sale of U. S. wheat to Mexico,
the Philippine Islands, and Europe.
A new tomato called Pan-America,
which appears resistant to fussarium
wilt, has been developed by U. S.
Department of Agriculture plant
breeders. The Department has no
seed for distribution.
Grivet a Monkey
A grivet is a monkey of the guenon
group, allied to the green monkey,
and common throughout equatorial
Africa. The chin, whiskers, a band
across the forehead, and the under
parts are white and the head and
back are olive-green.
A modern American bomber’s
construction usually requires from
400 to 600 subcontracts for parts and
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Vermont Has a Birthday
’T'HIS year marks the 150th birth
A day of the state of Vermont
which shares with Texas the dis
tinction of having been an independ
ent republic before she entered the
sisterhood of states. But Vermont
has another distinction. Although
she is listed as the “fourteenth
state” she can claim a "first”—that
of being the first admitted to the
federal Union when the “Thirteen
Original States” came into existence
through the adoption of the Consti
tution in 1787.
The history of Vermont goes back
250 years—to the English settlement
at Vernon in 1690. At that time this
region was known as the “New
Hampshire Grants” and was a part
of the colony of New Hampshire,
which had been separated from the
colony of Massachusetts by royal
charter 10 years previously.
Stamp issued this year to com
memorate the 150th anniversary of
Vermont’s admission to the Union.
About the middie of the Eight
eenth century, after the wars with
the French and Indians were over,
groups of sturdy young men set out
from Connecticut and Massachusetts
with their families to make their
homes in the frontier country be
tween the “New Hampshire Grants”
and the colony of New York. It
was not long, however, until these
settlers learned to their dismay that
the British colonial courts had de
clared their land titles invalid and
that “York State lawyers” were ob
taining writs from the courts to dis
possess them. But these freedom
loving pioneers had no intention of
giving up the little farms which they
had cleared in the wilderness with
out fighting for them. The climax
came in July, 1771.
Visit the town of Westminster, Vt.,
today and you will see there a gran
ite monument bearing a bronze tab
let which tells you that here is the
“Birthplace of Vermont.” It says:
“Near this site stood the homestead
of Lieut. James Breakenridge. After
years of peaceable possession, his
farm was claimed by New York
speculators. A sheriff and over 300
men came from Albany to evict him
from his home. Aided by men from
Bennington, a brave defense was
made without bloodshed, proving to
be a Declaration of Independence of
the State of Vermont, July 19, 1771.”
During this time, too, a group
of determined frontiersmen, who
called themselves the “Green Moun
tain Boys,” organized to resist the
aggression of their neighbors and
chose Ethan Allen as their leader.
The spirit that animated James
Breakenridge and Ethan Allen and
the other “Green Mountain Boys”
still burned brightly in the hearts of
Vermonters when the quarrel with
England came to a crisis in 1775.
So in May of that year the re
doubtable Ethan and 80 of his men
made a dash against Fort Ticonde
roga, broke in upon the astonished
British commander and demanded
that he surrender “in the name of
the Great Jehovah and the Conti
This spectacular feat did not
mean, however, that the Vermonters
were going to link their fortunes
with the other colonists in the fight
for freedom. They didn’t join them
in the historic session at Philadel
phia on July 4, 1776. But a year
later they did some independence
declaring of their own.
On July 2, 1777, they held a con
vention at Windsor, in a house which
is known today as the “Old Consti
tution House,” to draw up a consti
tution for a state that would be inde
pendent, not only of Great Britain
but of all other American colonies
also. The delegates were in session
there on July 8 when news came
that Burgoyne’s army had recap
So great was their alarm at this
news that they were on the point of
adjourning the convention when a
terrific thunderstorm came up. It
held them indoors and they quickly
finished up the business at hand.
Incidentally, the constitution which
they adopted at xhat time was the
first on this continent to prohibit hu
man slavery. Thus Vermont began
its career as an independent repub
lic and it continued as such until
March 1, 1791, when it was admit
ted to the new United States of
America as our fourteenth state.
Vermont’s nickname of the
“Green Mountain state” dates from
1763 when the Rev. Samuel Peters,
standing on the summit of Mt. Pis
gah, christened the country “Verd
Mont” (Green Mountain). So Ethan
Allen called his frontiersmen “green
mountain boys." They had worthy
successors in the Vermonters under
the command of Gen. John Stark,
who defended the freedom that had
been declared on July 8, 1777, by
winning a great victory over a de
tachment from Burgoyne’s army at
the Battle of Bennington less than a
Ancestors Way Back
The native queen of the Tonga la
lands claims to belong to a dynasty
that ascended to the throne in 1064.
The Mozart concert company gave
an entertainment much appreciated
on the Bluffton lecture course,
Cyrus, son of Chris Locher, has
been appointed assistant to Newton
D. Baker, city solicitor of Cleveland,
at the handsome salary of $2,800.
A. C. Spangler suffered a very
serious accident while working in the
Orange township oil field t^is week^
A heavy pipe fell hanit wWn
a supporting rope broke, and seared
three fingers. i
We have been asked’several Tinies
how many states are now in the
union. As Oklahoma became a full
fledged state two weeks ago there
are now 46. Utah the 45th was the
last to be admitted Jan. 4, 1896.
A pleasing Thanksgiving program
was given at Cook’s school house
Wednesday night, the principal fea
ture being a debate as to whether
Roosevelt should be re-elected or
M. M. Murray went to Toledo
Tuesday where he was called to
serve as a grand juror in the U. S.
Mrs. Joe Clymer of Henry county
was here over Thanksgiving to visit
her mother, Mrs. Jack Parrish and
Fred Beil, who has been with the
Ohio Oil company for about eleven
years, expects to move to Keiffer,
Okla., the latter part of next week.
Prof. C. D. Steiner of Pandora
will address the Bluffton college
Vespers next Sunday.
Mrs. John Moore of Caldwell,
Kans., is here visiting her aged
mother, Mrs. Sarah Goble, and sis
ters Mesdames Wm. Morrison, and
S. L. Kimmel.
Ray Triplett is in Chicago this
week attending the automobile show,
where he is exhibiting his pocket
meter, a very ingenious invention
which is finding ready sale among
News Our Grandfathers Read
From Issue Of Dec. 5, 1907
A. D. Baldwin, formerly of this
place, ’who has been in the employ
of the Bluffton Stone company as
night engineer, has accepted a posi
tion with the Tennessee Copper
company at Isabella, Tenn.
H. Ray Staater returned to Cin
cinnati Friday after spending
Thanksgiving with his parents here.
James Doty received a telegram
from his son Cliff of St. Louis, Mo.,
announcing the arrival of a son at
W. A. Vermillion, wife and daugh
ter, leave today for Whittier, Calif.,
in the heart of the great oil fields
in that district.
Mrs. James Grindell and three
daughters Misses Ila, Leah and Mrs.
P. O. Eckels, who recently returned
from New York, leave Saturday for
their southern home in Blythville,
Ark., where Mr. Grindell has charge
of a large handle factory. The
family lived in Bluffton for about
Mrs. Cora Wells Smith and sister
Jennie of Bellevue are spending the
week with J. R. Dray and family.
Mrs. C. C. Bailey left Tuesday
for Tulsa, Oklahoma to join her hus
band who left here two weeks ago
and who is now employed in the oil
field at that place.
III 1 Lil
Elmer Ewing, Conrad Danner,
Warren Brink and Dan Kohli left
Monday for Marinetta county, Wis.,
on a land prospecting trip.
Your City Market
WHERE YOU CAN SHOP WITH
A number of friends of D. S.
Burkholder called at his home on
Mound street on Thanksgiving and
helped him celebrate his 34th birth
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Adam Kraft, youngest son of K.
Uncle Sams calvary at Presidio,
Calif. He enlisted at LimeT bae’day
last week and went direct io Colum
bus before going west.
Amos Good, Reuben Thutt and E.
B. Betzner were elected trustees at
the yearly meeting of the Zion Men
Mr. and Mrs. David Basinger who
have been traveling through the
west are home again.
Benjamin Augsburger is one of
the most successful young trappers
of the Settlement as he has already
made a catch of several hundred
dollars worth of fine furs.
The following officers were elected
last Sunday by the Ebenezer Sunday
school: Superintendent, Philip B.
Hilty vice-Superintendent, S. S.
Bixel manager, Edward Luginbuhl
secretary and treasurer, Albert
Winkler chorister, Harry G. Lugin
buhl pianist, Cora Diller, Mary
Neuenschwander librarian, Eli
Bixel ushers, Harry Gratz, Philip
Sewer Situations Here
Is Viewed By Conf.
(Continued from page 1)
wastes and suggested that the town
and the Page Dairy reach a basis
for cooperation to remedy the situa
Not Expensive, Claim
McDill declared that the cost of a
modern sewage system would not
be measurably greater than the pres
ent system, provided the present
means of sewage disposal were kept
in proper condition. The cost per
person, be placed at about $2 an
Other speakers addressing the
meeting were Dr. Gail Miller of
Lima, Allen county health commis
sioner C. E. Pettit of.the firm of
Champe, Finkbeiner and Associates,
Toledo who previously drafted plans
for a sewer system here Dr. M. R.
Bixel, Bluffton physician and presi
dent of the Allen County Health
Council and also operators of various
sewage treatment plants in this sec
At the opening of the meeting
Mayor W. A. Howe gave a compre
hensive resume of the history of the
sewage question in Bluffton, point
ing out how there has been a growth
in public sentiment recognizing the
necessity of a solution of the prob
A general discussion with ques
tions raised by members of the audi
ence closed a two-hour meeting.
One Out of Four
One out of every four physicists in
the United States, it is estimated, is
working on problems of national de
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