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Erin, the energetic hunting dog
belonging to Arden Baker of Kibler
road, frustrated in normal instinct
for sleuthing game, has taken to the
neighbor’s utensils. Mrs. Harry
Bogart, living across the street,
turned her back just long enough to
see Erin grab her paring knife and
scoot off towards home. After a
bit of cajoling on the part of Mrs.
Baker and Mrs. Bogart the knife
was retrieved.
Some of the town boys have been
biking out to Davis corners, located
on the corner of route 69 and the
Lincoln highway, to see the free
movies given there every Monday
night. Enjoying the show most
recently, via the bike route, were
Neil Schmidt, Elmer Stonehill, Robt.
Phillips, Dick Rockey and Robert
Monday surely was a hot day to
go through football calisthenics, so
opined several dozen Bluffton High
school stalwarts, all hopeful of be
ing Pirate gridders during the com
ing football season. Shade was re
garded as a most blessed thing.
Bob Watkins, star halfback and
captain of last year’s championship
Pirate eleven, stopped in to see us
Monday morning. Bob is working in
Chicago and while home on his va
cation said that he just couldn’t re
sist the temptation to go down Mon
day morning for a workout with the
boys. And incidentally, he gave us
a subscription for the Bluffton News,
saying that he by all means wants
to keep up on Pirate football and
basketball during the coming school
year. Bob’s sensational broken field
running will long be remembered by
Bluffton football fans.
Expecting to find a wild west
novel, we were overwhelmed when
we saw Jim Patterson, spending
part of his Labor day vacation in a
car parked in front of the News
office reading the classical literature
of Shakespearean dramatic produc
tions. Jim says that the cold logic
of the great dramatist helps him to
keep cool on humid days. Which
brings to our mind the thought that
a new field in mental therapy might
be the prescription of reading mat
ter in accordance with the mood or
feeling of the patient. There’s a
gold mine, my friends, for some
one with a little promotional ability.
One of the pet turtles belonging
to Charles Trippiehorn, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Murray Trippiehorn of
South Main street, ran (or should
we say crawled) away and was
found several days later in the back
yard of Dr. M. D. Soash, a neighbor
living across the street.
Despite the most urgent and in
sistent instructions on the part of
Eugene Benroth, workmen who de
livered dirt needed for fill at his
residence, dumped all three loads
(five tons each) on the front yard.
Gene specifically ordered that two
of the loads be taken to the back
yard. While Gene was on his vaca
tion the workmen did not follow the
orders and dumped all of the dirt in
one heap. Now the young man is
busily engaged in carting wheel
barrow after wheelbarrow to the
back of his house. And in addition
the dirt filled up a drain ditch that
had to be dug out again by Benroth
in order to place the tile. Labor
day meant just that and no more, he
Bluffton mushroom hunters stood
outside the News window and mar
veled at the giant puffball exhibited
over the week end. The fungus was
found by Joseph Thompson on the
Mrs. Mary Luginbill farm west of
Bluffton and weighed six pounds and
two ounces.
Farmers near Bluffton are getting
plenty mad about the practice of
dumping garbage along the high
ways. Some of the farmers turned
detective and on opening one pack-
Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. M.
1-3 P. M. 7-8 P. M.
Office, 118 Cherry St.
Phone 120-F Bluffton. O.
Francis Basinger, D. D. S.
Evan Basinger, D. D. S.
Telephone 271-W
Bluffton, Ohio
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Office Hours: 8:30 A. M.—5:30 P, M.
7:30 P. M.—8:30 P. M.
Melville D. Soash, M. D.
The Commercial Bank Bldg.
Bluffton, Ohio
Telephone 254-W
After 1813 there was half a cen
tury—nearly to the month—dur
ing which Ohio was free from
military invasion.
Then in July of 1863 Morgan
and his 2000 raiders swept across
the state from west to east.
Of little military significance in
the whole story of the Civil War,
Morgan’s Raid was one of the
great cavalry exploits of history.
For more than two years Ohio
had anxiously watched the march
and counter-march, the battles
and campaigns of the Civil War
from the protection of the Ohio
River. No army could hope to
force its way across this wide,
1000-mile-long barrier.
Then in July of 1863 Morgan’s
Raiders, 2000 strong, crossed the
Ohio into Indiana and turned
swiftly eastward toward Ohio.
Telegraph instruments madly
clitked the message of his coming.
Confusion and fear mounted as
age tossed into a roadside ditch the
first of the week found therein pos
tal cards, an envelope and sales slip
bearing the name of a Bluffton resi
dent. The evidence was exhibited at
the council meeting Monday night.
Mayor Howe says that the practice
must stop or there will be some
crackdowns soon. Bluffton’s muni
cipal garbage collection system is
available to every householder for
$2 a year—less than 17 cents a
month which is less costly than fines.
Three cheers for the Orange town
ship trustees who are youthful in
spirit—so much so that they can’t
miss the Hancock county fair at
Findlay. So in order to be there
Friday night they have arranged to
hold their regular meeting this
month on Friday afternoon.
Looks like a peachy season—with
orchards thruout the Bluffton dis
trict heavily laden with peaches of
extra fine quality. Farms thruout
the countryside are unusually pro
ductive this year. Unless all signs
fail and something unforeseen in
tervenes the corn crop will be some
thing to write home about—as good
as that bumper crop of wheat this
And while we’re on the subject let
it be set down here that the dairy
farmers are pretty well satisfied
with things in general—milk is now
quoted at $2.23 per hundred—less
a quarter to the hauler—which
leayes the producer almost $2. This
i^^bout one-third above the average
price of $1.50 for raw milk.
We were treated to a brand new
one at a roadside barbecue near
Bluffton on Labor day—chicken in
the rough. Perhaps you know what
that is—but in event you are as
ignorant as we were you may be in
terested to know that it’s pieces of
chicken eaten with the fingers—no
forks, knives or plates—and after
you have finished there’s a paper
napkin to remove all traces. Mighty
good—we always did like to handle
drumsticks that way.
Here’s one for the old timers—a
stranger in town the other day en
deavoring to look up some records
to obtain a birth certificate. Said
he was the son of Glover Smith, one
of Bluffton’s old time postmasters.
Takes all kinds of people to make
the world—heard of one the other
day who doesn’t like to go swimming
at the Buckeye until the weather
gets cool. He says that on a hot
day the water is too warm—no in
vigorating kick to a plunge as there
is on brisk fall days.
Word from two Cincinnati readers
of the News—former Bluffton
people—that it’s just like a letter
from home every week. First came
in a letter from Bert Schifferly who
renewed his subscription for another
year and shortly after that Mrs.
Louisa Yoder, now visiting here,
stopped in to renew the News for
the coming twelve months.
Haven’t had anything in the way
of exhibits for a long time that has
attracted the attention like the real
istic plat of Bluffton college made
by Prof. John Klassen. It’s 3 feet
by 8 feet shows all college buildings
and nearby residences—all made to
scale and it’s worth seeing. Even
The Buffington Island
monument is on Route
124 east of Pomeroy
Gen. Morgan Invades Southern Ohio
Morgan's men tapped the wires
and sent messages of their own
designed to delay and misguide
their pursuers.
Madly the 2000 galloped. As
horses dropped from exhaustion,
fresh ones were seized from the
barnyards. Bridges were burned,
small towns looted, orchards and
gardens raided. Tied to the sad
dles were bolts of colorful calico.
Reaching the Ohio border, Mor
gan swmng sharply northward. He
was not going to be trapped in the
confusion of Cincinnati streets.
Judah’s cavalry had crossed the
Oh io at Portsmouth to intercept the
2000 galloping men. Behind Mor
gan’s army, General Hobson’s
Michigan troops were in mad pur
suit. At least 50,000 men were
converging to stop the raiders,
now less than 2000 strong.
But Morgan eluded trap after
trap and fled steadily eastward
toward Buffington Island where,
he had been told, the water was
low and he could recross the Ohio
After attracting considerable at
tention at sessions of the General
Conference of Mennonites held at
Souderton, Pa., the miniature model
of the Bluffton college campus, con
structed by Prof. John Klassen of
the college art department, is being
shown at the Bluffton News display
The model, measuring eight feet
in length by three feet in width, is
placed with the Grove street side
in the window, and the rest of the
model extending into the office of
the News.
Prof. Klassen, with the assistance
of Miss Mamie Stearns, of Upper
Sandusky, constructed the model dur
ing the past summer. It contains
all of the buildings of the college
and all of the residences with
garages, barns, chicken houses, etc.,
in the area bounded by Grove street,
Kibler road, Elm street and cutting
Karl V. Schultz, son of Dr. and
Mrs. Jacob Schultz, of Lawn avenue,
was one of 60 American students
who returned last week from Mexico
where they worked during the sum
mer on volunteer projects sponsored
by the American Friends Service
Schultz was stationed in the La
guna rehabilitation area near Tor
reon where student volunteers from
the United States assisted in the
construction of a new cotton gin
for use in the district.
Before leaving for home, the group
spent several days in Mexico City
Football workouts in preparation
for a rigorous eight-game schedule
will be started next Monday on the
Bluffton college gridiron, Coach A.
C. Burcky announced this week.
Bluffton’s 1941 season will be
opened on Saturday, Sept. 20, in a
contest here with Grand Rapids uni
versity, of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Only two home games are carded
this year, Coach Burcky said. The
season’s opener with Grand Rapids
and a contest with Otterbein on
October 18 will be the only games
offered for Bluffton fans.
Karl Schultz Returns From Summer
Rehabilitation Work In Old Mexico
Bluffton College Gridders To Open
Eight-Game Schedule On Sept. 2(
Uncertainty covers the entire
Bluffton picture, so far as prospects
has a couple of cows to add a touch
of realism and to make it all the
more realistic, some of the students
slip in occasionally and see to it
that the cows move around to dif
ferent spots on the campus.
Robert Oyer, student at Hahne
mann Medical college, Philadelphia,
who spends his summers here fight
ing mosquitoes did a fine job of first
aid the other day when Edgar Hau
enstein, Bluffton pharmacist ac
cidentally cut his right hand on a
broken glass and severed an artery.
Unable to find any physician avail
able at the time, Robert happened
Morgan’s Raiders
Ohio from “History
Ohio'* (1888)
to join Lee in Virginia.
It was July 18th, in the after
noon, that he approached Chester,
Ohio. There he wasted precious
minutes finding a native, who was
forced to guide the raiders. By
late evening he reached Portland,
Ohio, and found earthworks con
fronting him.
“Rest and attack in the morn
ing,” were the orders. More delay.
At daybreak the action started.
The earthworks were deserted.
Preparations, were made to cross
the Ohio when Judah’s men
struck. Temporarily, Morgan was
victorious. Then Hobson with
other thousands joined in the bat
tle. The retreat began. A charge
by Michigan cavalry transformed
the retreat to a rout.
Some few crossed the river,
some were captured, but Morgan
and 1200 men broke through the
cordon of troops and swept north
ward seeking a new means ot
escape. He was captured, a week
later, near Lisbon, Ohio.
Miniature Model 01 Bluffton College
Campus On Display At Bluffton News
across Lawn avenue and College ave
nue to make a rectangle.
The topography of the land is ar
ranged in accurate detail and trees
and shrubs are placed in their prop
er locations. Little Riley creek, run
ning through the campus, together
with the two athlet e fields are giv
en their proper setting.
All of the buildings are made of
pottery and the trees, bushes and
shrubs from rubber sponge cut to
shape and painted in realistic hues.
The terrain and rolling land are
made of sawdust held into shape by
shellac and painted the proper colors.
In preparing the model Prof. Klas
sen used the blue print of the town
and followed the outlines of the
town surveyor. The model is at
tracting considerable attention at the
News and many people have stopped
to examine the details since it was
placed in the window the first of the
studying local and international
problems under the guidance of
Mexican government leaders.
Work completed in Mexico by the
group is a part of the summer pro
gram sponsored by the American
Friends. The student volunteers live
in camps and work eight hours each
day on some needed project hearing
relation to industrial, social tension,
international or interracial problems.
Schultz is a graduate of Bluffton
college and has done graduate work
at Haverford college and Pend’e
Hill. Both of the latter institutions
are in Pennsylvania.
are concerned, the Beaver mentor re
ported. Several of the veterans who
were expected to form a nucleus for
this year’s team are not returning
to school because of employment or
the draft, and the losses will be felt
materially, Burcky said.
The complete schedule for the fall
season is as follows:
Sept. 20—Grand Rapids, at home.
Sept. 27—Kent State at Kent.
Oct. 4—Capital at Columbus.
Oct. 11—Open.
Oct. 18—Otterbein, at home.
Oct. 25—Ashland, at Ashland.
Oct. 31—Findlay, at Findlay.
Nov. 8—Defiance, at Defiance.
along at the opportune moment and
dressed the wound with all profes
sional skill.
Times change—if you don’t think
so, ask Hod Murray. Hod and his
wife accompanied their son Aaron
and family on a trip to Buffalo and
Niagara Fails a week ago. Hod
worked in Buffalo fifty years ago
long before the days of filling sta
tions and roadside barbecues—but he
says the Falls are still the favorite
spot for honeymooning couples—just
like it used to be in the days of
handlebar moustaches and stiff katy
If a man on a horse or a horse
drawn vehicle signals you to slow
down or stop as your car rolls along
the highway it will be best for you
to heed that signal for that man has
the law back of him even though
he is not in uniform.
In drafting the new Uniform
Traffic Act that becomes effective
Saturday the state legislature had
intended to repeal Section 12605 of
the Ohio General Code which pro
vides protection to horses on high
ways but after legislators heard op
position to this plan the section was
allowed to remain unchanged altho
the state’s traffic laws have been
That section provides that “who
ever, operating a motor vehicle fails
School opened again Tuesday
morning with the familiar resound
ing of voices and bustling of activity
in the halls. Many of the students
were overheard to say that they
were really glad to get back into
the harness again.
The various classes and organiza
tions have started their semester’s
activities with plans under way for
the year’s work. Officers elected so
far are as follows:
Senior—Pres.., James Reichen
bach Vice-Pres., Ruth Hankish
Sec’y., Harriet Burkholder Treas.,
Ned Schultz Ass’t, Treas., Neil
Junior—Pres., James Gratz Vice
Pres., Ralph Althaus Sec’y-Treas.,
Robert Young.
Sophomore—Pres., Roger Klay
Vice-Pres., Janice Hankish Sec’y
Treas., Bill Mericle.
Freshman—Pres., Juanita Bame
Vice Pres., James Daily Sec’y
Treas., Evan Herr.
8th Grade—Pres., Elmer Stonehill
Vice-Pres., Hubert Basinger.
Don’t Ignore Horse On Highways
He Has Ohio’s Law Back Of Him
Bluffton High
Girl Reserves—Pres., Carol Bame
to slow down and stop it when sig
nalled so to do upon meeting or
overtaking a horse-drawn vehicle or
person on horseback and to remain
stationary until such vehicle or per
son has passed, provided such signal
to stop is given in good faith, under
circumstances of necessity, and only
as often and for such length of time
as required for such vehicles or per
sons to pass, whether approaching
from the front or rear, shall be fined
not more than twenty-five dollars,
and for a second offense shall be
fined not less than twenty-five dol
lars nor more than fifty dollars.”
Thus in this fast-moving automo
tive era Ohio’s legislators have giv
en protection to one of nature’s re
liable but slower forms of trans
School Notes
Vice-Pres., Doris Dunifon Sec’y.,
Ruth Hankish Treas., Mary Ellen
Hi-Y—Pres., Norman Beidler
Vice-Pres., James Gratz Sec’y
Treas., Ned Schultz Program Chair
man, Roger Howe.
F.F.A.—Pres., Richard Gratz
Vice-Pres., John Dunbar Sec’y.,
James Reichenbach Treas., Weldon
Deppler Reporter, Clyde Sommer
Watch Dog, Kenneth Reichenbach.
F.H.A.—Pres., Ellen Basinger
Vice-Pres., Eileen Moser Sec’y.,
Edna Huber Treas., Marjorie Mos
er Reporter, Levon Wilch.
A Capella—Pres., Betty Holtkamp
Vice-Pres., David Tosh Sec’y-Treas.,
James Gratz.
Band—Pres., James Stratton
Vice-Pres., Raymond Schumacher
Sec’y-Treas., Margery Niswander.
Orchestra—Pres., Mary Elizabeth
Stearns Vice-Pres., Neil Neuensch
wander Sec’y-Treas., Mary Mar
garet Basinger.
Blue Triangle—Pres., Alice Jean
Bixel Vice-Pres., Louise Soldner
Sec’y-Treas., Genevieve Buhler
Now! This Beautiful
Magic Chef
Remember, this Magic Chef has all the famous features including the
lifetime burner guarantee, full insulation, all porcelain enamel, red
wheel regulator and every feature to make your cooking a joy and
Program Chairman, Jean Ann Stein
The first assembly of the school
year was held in the auditorium
Wednesday afternoon. Sponsors of
various organizations explained their
work for the coming school year.
The high school band under the
direction of Prof. Sidney Hauenstein,
held its first rehearsal Wednesday
morning in anticipation of marching
at the football games this fall.
Prof. Sidney Stettler is again in
charge of school finances. The var
ious organizations all deposit their
money with him and all checks
against the various accounts are
issued by Mr. Stettler. The school
has been complimented by state
school officials on the efficient hand
ling of finances. Heretofore each
organization kept its own separate
account and much confusion resulted.
Mr. and Mrs. W. I. oore spent
over the week end with relatives in
Indiana and also attended the Pat
terson reunion.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Mertz of Ada
spent Sunday evening with Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Montgomery and daugh
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Guider of
Michigan visited relatives over La
bor Day.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Matter
and Miss Marjorie Ream spent La
bor Day with Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Montgomery and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Olaz Allen and son
of Bay Village spent the week end
at the Owens home.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler at
tended the Cornwell-Coulter reunion
Sunday afternoon.
Leaking Gasket
Air bubbles or a heavy oil scum
on top of the water in the radiator
may indicate a leaky cylinder head
gasket. Cylinder head bolts should
be tightened with the motor warm.
Swim Against Current
Adult salmon on their way to
the spawning grounds always swim
against the current. They will dash
themselves to death against dams
and other obstructions to get up
$ Mi
Don’t Buy Any
Gas Range
Until You
See This
Gas Range!

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