THURSDAY, OCT. 16, 1941
hile we never exactly could be
called superstitious, we nevertheless
feel inclined to concede that finding
64 four leaf clovers should properly
be considered an omen of good luck.
Joyce Nonnamaker, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Shirley Nonnamaker, of
North Spring street, has found ex
actly that number.
They didn’t find ghosts exactly but
they did find a calendar bearing the
date of 1925 and an old wooden
pitch fork at the haunted house on
the Bentley road. Joe and Marvin
Bronson and Harold Kohli biked out
to the old abandoned dwelling Satur
day and in rummaging through the
debris found these evidences of
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thrills was another threesome, only
this time they were girls. Peggy
Martin, June Sechler, and Alice
Schmidt, who biked out to the
country home of their classmate
Bonnie Grismore. An aoandoned
farm home near the Allen Grismore
farm, five and one-half miles west
of Bluffton, was investigated by the
girls but try as they would nothing
eerie developed and they returned
home somewhat skeptical as to the
existence of ghosts.
Richard Newlan is the proud pos
sessor of a pair of king pigeons, the
gift of his grandmother of Arling
ton. They are fine big black and
white birds and Richard plans to go
in for pigeon raising.
Just as the school bus arrived at
the farm of Harvey Burkholder the
other morning a stray horse non
chalantly sauntered up the lane.
Telephone inquiries to various neigh
bors found no owner for the animal.
Several days later the horse was
claimed by a farmer living near
Lafayette who is still wondering how
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his horse ever strayed so far away
A peculiar habit of Jip, pet dog
belonging to the children of Mr. and
Mrs. Gerhard Buhler, is beginning to
cause the family some concern. The
other day a woolen blanket was
found on the Buhler lawn and there
was no explanation how it got there
except for the carrying-away pro
pensities of Jip. After several days
the blanket was claimed by a neigh
bor and as a result Jip is being
watched with closer scrutiny.
In a letter writing proj'ect partici
pated in by members of the 8th
grade social science class at Bluffton
High school Harry Burkholder, ap
parently has some power of drawing
a response from members of the op
posite sex. The letters are addres
sed to 8th grade social science class
es in other parts of the country and
every answer Harry has had, now
eight letters, has been from a girl.
When questioned as to his secret
drawing power Harry says the only
thing he did in his letters was to
tell about his pets on the farm and
a little bit about the fun that can be
had living here. He says that he
surely wishes that some boy would
answer one of his letters. It would
not be so bad to write to a few girls
but to have it handed to you one
hundred per cent is too much, opines
Two white baby rabbits were born
recently to the pet rabbit belonging
to Joan Clark of Grove street.
Stamp collecting still remains
probably the most popular hobby
among Bluffton young people. More
youngsters have been found engaged
in this activity than any other
hobby, according to a survey made
in several of the classrooms at
Bluffton High school. Gaining in
creasing popularity among hobbyists
is the collection of Indian and
Lincoln pennies and placing them in
a penny board classified according
to mint and date.
Army food, altho not fancy, has
a way of agreeing with Selectee
Robert West, who has been with
Uncle Sam’s forces since early last
summer. During that time the for
mer Bluffton youth has gained 20
pounds. Bob was here on a fur
lough visit with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Cliff West, the first of the
Bluffton hickory nut hunters, altho
not barred from many farms, prob
ably would like to live in the vicinity
of Archbold. Last week the follow
ing advertisement appeared in the
Archbold paper: “Hickory Nut Hunt
ing—Gates of the W. A. Leininger
farm on the Henry-Fulton County
Line Road, will be open to hickory
nut hunters on Sunday, Oct. 5, from
1 p. m. to 5 p. m.”
And speaking of nut hunting,
there was more than the desire to
see old friends which brought Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Remde to town over
the past week-end from their pres
ent home in Chicago. During the
time he lived in Bluffton Jack spot
ted many favorite walnut groves.
And all Sunday afternoon he was
combing the fields for nuts. Any
one who has eaten Mrs. Remde’s
walnut cookies, however, can under
stand Jack’s desire to lay in a store
for the winter.
Bad luck was reported from the
West Coast in a letter from Mrs.
DeLos Kervin, the former Dorothy
Rae Triplett, of this place. The
Kervins are situated in the hills
overlooking San Diego bay on the
Pacific. Last week Kervin’s Buick
coupe, parked in front of the house,
rolled down a hill and was wrecked,
because of the failure of the brake
If you go duck hunting just re
member that all, ducks are not wild
ducks. Sammy Trippiehorn and
George Schumacher of the Meter
works were out the other day and
bagged four on the Wilbert Schu
macher farm before they found out
that the ducks were from Wilbert’s
prize flock. Wilbert and George are
cousins, or the settlement might
have come higher.
Looks as if there will still be
some of the moneyed class wintering
in Florida this year in spite of high
taxes—anyway a handsome speed
boat was seen going thru town on a
truck the first of the week bound for
Van Wert’s marching band which
played between the halves at the
high school game last Friday night
took two of Ohio State’s football
marches and one from Illinois for
their program. But what burned up
a lot of Ohio State people in the
stands was when they finished with
Carmen—Ohio State’s alma mater.
With all the music there is in the
world why pirate that?
Comes word from Rev. P. A.
Kliewer of Albany, Oregon, former
pastor of the large Ebenezer Men
nonite congregation west of Bluff
ton. He writes that he has recover
ed his health in a large measure and
the News keeps him posted on do-
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ings here. Much talk, he says, of
an army contonment near Albany
the building of which will employe
9,000 men for six months. When
completed it will house 35,000 men.
Two former Bluffton people living
at Overton, Texas, got together the
other evening to talk over old times.
The two were C. E. Williams and
Frank Swank, well known here dur
ing the oil boom some forty years
ago. The two are neighbors,
Albert Vermillion in Orange town
ship is not only a regular reader of
the Bluffton News, but he keeps the
papers for reference. Albert says
that he has every issue of the Bluff
ton News for the past ten years.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pickens and
Miss Fern Davis, of Leipsic, and
Miss Hallie Davis, of Findlay, were
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Thomas and family
and Mrs. Estell Sampson.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Miller and
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller and son
left Saturday morning for their
home in New York after spending
some time visiting friends and rel
atives in Rawson.
Mrs. Bruce Thomas was a recent
caller on Mrs. Keith Ebersole and
son of Arcadia.
Fred Hartman, who is going to
school in Columbus spent the week
end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Hartman of Eagle township,
and called on his grandmother, Mrs.
Olive Crozier Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Steinman and
son Larry Dean of Findlay were
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hartman of
Lafayette, Ind., spent a few days
last week with Mr. and Mrs. Homer
Will Moff it of Michigan was a
recent caller on Mrs. Olive Crozier.
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Trask were
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Nelson Trask and family of
Mr. and Mrs. William Ellenberger
of Beaverdam spent Sunday after
noon with Mr. and Mrs. William
Tooley and son Billy.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lannert of
Cygnet were recent callers on Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Guin and Mrs.
Millie Wonders and Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Heuer and
daughter of Toledo spent the week
end with Mrs. Amanda Cantner.
Will in Shorthand
A will written in shorthand was
filed in Wyandotte county, Kansas
City, Kan., probate court. It was
signed by Luke Cotton, Negro train
man. He called his lawyer and dic
tated the will to a stenographer the
day before he died. He left three
pieces of real estate to his widow.
he teachers of Allen County met
Thursday evening at the school
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Knoble spent
the week with Mrs. Nettie Knoble.
Mr. Knoble left Saturday morning
for his home at Minneapolis, Minn.
Mr. Edgar Patton and son Kay of
Findlay were Friday evening guests
of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Patton.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Watt and Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Hussey of Dayton
spent several days with friends.
Mr. Ralph Kinsey of Pittsburgh,
Pa., is a guest of his mother, Mrs.
Miss Lillian Desenberg spent the
week-end at Painesville and Fair
Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs.
D. P. Hall were Mr. Clifford Hall,
of Huntington, Ind. Mr. and Mrs.
J. V. Vorhees and son, Mr. and Mrs.
B. F. Hall.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Neil, Mr. and
Mrs. Wilbur Neil and Mr. and Mrs.
Laurel Bracy were Sunday dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Schu
macher. Miss Gladys Guyton was
an afternoon caller.
Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs.
R. E. Watt were Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Wallace and children of
Fostoria Mr. and Mrs. Lester Watt,
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Watt and son
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Dally of
Beaverdam were Sunday afternoon
callers of Mrs. Mollie Allerding.
Silver Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kline cele
brated their Silver Wedding anniver
sary with a family dinner at their
home last Sunday. Their five sons
and one daughter were present. The
oldest son Robert who is stationed
at Davis, Panama C. Z. could not be
The couple received many beauti
Mrs. Belle Taylor, Mrs. Belle
Heath, Mrs. Fred Hauss, Mrs.
Esther McCague, Mr. W. B. Hawk,
Mr. Russell Hawk, Mr. U. C. Thomp
son, Dorance and James Thompson,
were among the guests who were
present twenty-five years ago. Other
guests were Mrs. J. W. McCarty,
Mrs. S. B. McGinnis, Mrs. James
Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cook,
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Rouscoulp and
family, Fred Hauss and daughter
and Joe Thompson, all of Lima Mrs.
Ella Hall, Mrs. Russell Hawk and
family, Mr. James McCague and
family, Mrs. Dorance Thompson and
son, Miss Jennie Roberts, of La
fayette. Afternoon callers were
Mrs. Helen Blunden and son Mr. and
Mrs. Marion Thayer, Mr. and Mrs.
Bud Shrider and daughter Betty.
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Exchange Rate of $1.80 for $1
Is Favorable to American
Spanish language and customs
which predominate in Colombia,
South America, are described in a
letter received this week from Mrs.
Leonard Cuppies, formerly Miss
Waunetta Bronson, who with her
husband and son arrived at Carta
gena, Colombia, on Sunday, October
5, after a sea voyage from New
York of about ten days.
Mrs. Cuppies, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Bronson of Bluffton,
graduated from Bluffton High school
in the class of 1938. Her husband
is employed in a Colombian oil field
in the interior of the country by the
Andian National Corporation, Ltd.
He is working as a diesel engine!
operator under a two-year contract.
Most of the homes in the country
show evidence of Spanish influences
with the architecture of that coun
try predominant. Many of the
homes do not use window glass but
rather fancy iron grilling at the
The city of Cartagena is one of
the oldest in South America and
dates back to the period when there
was much activity by pirates. There
is still a great stone wall around the
city with many fortresses, under
ground tunnels and dungeons. The
roads are very narrow, the letter
The floors of the houses are made
of tile and the Cuppies are finding
them to be very hard on their eight
months old son William Lee who, as
all infants do, occasionally falls out
Mr. and Mrs. Cuppies are exper
iencing difficulty in not being able
to speak the Spanish language. At
breakfast in a hotel in Cartagena
the waiter was unable to understand
English and were it not for a sym
pathetic patron nearby' who was able
to understand both languages they
would have gone hungry.
The exchange rate is very' favor
able to the American dollar with
$1.80 being returned for every
American dollar. Mr. and Mrs. Cup
pies packed several cases of con
densed milk only to find that the
American brands were available at
the company commissary.
Spanish Is Predominant Influence In
Colombia, Former Bluffton Girl Writes
It has not been decided exactly
where the former Bluffton coupla
will be located in the interior of the
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country’ but arrangements for the
transportation are being made on
one of the company* roads to the in
terior. The railroad is small and
uncomfortable compared to the lux
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joyed in this country’.
The voyage to Colombia was made
over fairly’ calm waters on the the
S. S. Carillo a freighter on which
there were 14 passengers. The food
on the freighter was unusually
tempting with five courses served at
every meal. Meat’ranging from fish
to turkey was served at almost every
meal and three different kinds of
dessert were also served on the boat.
Especially enjoyable on the boat
was the opportunity to completely
relax after the strenuous program of
preparing for the journey into a
country that would take them away
from their home lands for at least
two years, the letter stated.
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Hogs to be butchered should not
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but should get all the water they
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and dress more easily.
Grain for dairy cattle should be
ground, but fine grinding may* be
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Most homegrown Ohio feeds do
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beef cattle being fattened. A pro
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