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Sportsmen’s Club Notes One hundred and four pounds of live catfish have been released in the National quarry under the di rection of Silas Diller, club presi dent. Some of the fish were about 17 inches in length. A prize of one dollar will be of fered by the club for the longest pheasant tail feather turned in by any member of the club. Cash prizes will be awarded to residents who turn pheasant and coon bands in to any member of the club. Arrangements for the award ing of the prizes will be announced later. Empty wooden shell boxes will be collected by the club in order to make squirrel dens. The club will sponsor the building of a coon pen for live coon pur chased during the hunting season. A sportsmen and farmers ox roast will be sponsored by the club at the Richland Grange hall November 11. Expense will be met by the club and farmers and women, the invited guests, will be admitted free of charge. Ralph Marshall of Lima will give an exhibition of marksman ship and fancy shooting. Homecoming Will Be Celebrated By Bluffton College Sat. and Sun. (Continued from page 1) mon field Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock. During the grid encounter Miss Hilty, the homecoming queen, will occupy the regal platform, and will descend during the half to present Captain Cal Workman, of Lima, with a floral bouquet. Between halves there will be a sack race between the freshmen and sophomore men. The annual homecoming banquet will be held in the Kopp hall dining room Saturday night at 6:30 o’clock. Mrs. Metta Dean, dining hall super visor, will be in charge of arrange- ments. Following the banquet a one act play “Why I Am A Bachelor” will be presented by the Thespians, Bluff ton college dramatic society, in the college chapel at 9:30 o’clock. Re hearsals have been taking place un der the direction of Mark Houshow er, of Bowmansville, Pa., president of the. society. Parents Day on Sunday will con clude the homecoming activities. Dr. Maurice Troyer, a graduate of the college in the class of 1923 and now a member of the American Council on Education of Washington, D. C., will speak at the Vesper service in the chapel at 3:00 o’clock. Immediately following the Vesper service a reception will be held in Musselman library. At the same time Hopp hall and Lincoln hall, stu dent dormitories, will hold open house. To create enthusiasm for the foot ball game Saturday a bon-fire pep session will be held by the students Friday night. Miss Hilty, the home coming queen, will lead in a snake dance through the Main street busi ness section. Co-chairmen of homecoming activi ties are George Swank and Mark Houshower, both seniors. Deadline On Personal Taxes Next Monday Deadline for the payment of cur rent personal and classified property taxes without penalty is next Mon day, Allen County Treasurer Ray W. Barnett warned this week. There will be no extension of time, he said. The past week’s personal tax re ceipts of $11,943.29 brought the half year total Saturday to $65,835.70, and classified collections for the week of $1,286.50 made the current total $13,564.68, Barnett reported. Sales tax receipts for the week amounted to $5,597.97. Mayor’s Notice Malicious destruction of property in connection with the observance of Halloween will not be tolerated and law violators will be subject to pro secution. Parents are requested to caution their children in this matter. 26 W. A. Howe, Mayor DUROC HOG SALE 18 Boars 42 Gilts Wed., Oct. 22,1P.M. At Swaim's North Farm 4 miles northwest of McComb, Ohio They are the low down, med ium type, the easy feeding kind. Immuned. For Catalogue Write C. W. SWAIM McComb, Ohio GR1D STANDINGS Team W Pts. OPts. Bluffton High 3 0 1 112 7 Bluffton College 0 2 1 6 90 Bluffton High’s 65-yard scoring march in the last four minutes of last week’s game with Van Wert, enabling the Pirates to come from behind and tie the count 7-7, must have brought back memories to Coach Dwight Dill er of the November afternoon back in 1932, when he almost single-handed staged a similar show to tie a strong team from the same school.... In setting, the 1932 contest played on the Bluffton field was strangely reminiscent of this year’s game........ Bluffton and Van Wert each had ex ceptionally strong teams, and the two had battled neck and neck thru a hec tic season of Mid-West High school league play....Tied for the circuit leadership when they took the field, both teams were slightly jittery, but Bluffton suffered most in the early minutes when a Pirate fumble was re covered by Van Wert, deep in Bluff ton territory, and the Cougars scored to take a 6 to 0 lead.... For most of the rest of the game Van Wert threw back threat after threat, but with ony five minutes re maining, Bluffton uncorked a scoring march that was to enable the locals to tie the score... .Strarting on their own 25, the Crimson clad outfit marched 75 yards for a touchdown, and it was rangy Dwight Diller, now Bluffton High coach, who bore the brunt of the attack.... In going the first 50 yards, Diller, Dutch Lewis, Bert Swank and Smoky From the standpoint of reserve strength, however, the Burckymen are facing a serious problem. Otteibein is insisting on play ac cording to Ohio conference regula tions, which means that no freshmen can be used in the contest. Altho this will take only one man out of the starting lineup, it leaves Coach Burcky with practically no reserves with experience and the problem likely will be a difficult one to solve. Bluffton’s prospects are further complicated because of two veterans on the hospital list. George Swank Freshmen and sophomores met at Ropp hall Saturday evening, for a hay ride to Pandora and back. Tne group ended up in the Lincoln hall lobby for an informal session with donuts and cider. Miss Edna Ram seyer, dean of women, accompanied them. Kirby Page, internationally famous author and lecturer, conducted a spiritual retreat on the Bluffton col lege campus, Friday and Saturday. Delegates attended from colleges and churches within a radius of 100 miles. Page has traveled extensive ly in Europe and Asia to study in ternational and economic problems, and has spoken in nearly every col lege and university throughout the country. Seniors and faculty mem bers remember his visit to the Bluff ton campus three years ago for a similar lecture course. Rev. R. L. Hartzler, supervisor of the Civilian Public Service Camp, o. 13, located at Bluffton, Indiana, addressed the Bluffton college Church service, Sunday night. He was ac companied by a male quartet from the camp, which provided special music. Reports received from those attending the service, indicate that Hartzier’s reception was very favor able, and that the quartet was quite excellent. Mark houshower, Bluffton college senior from Baumansville, Pa., is directing “Why I Am A Bachelor’’, a play in one act to be presented Saturday night as a feature of the college homecoming festivities. The cast includes Dorothy Beckenbach, Canfield junior Paul Soldner, Bluff tdn junior and Robert Wagner. Lima sophomore. All are members of the Bluffton college Thespian so Holden all did their share of the ball carrying, but from the Van Wert 25 on in, the heat was on Diller... .from the 25, Diller smashed his way to Van Wert’s six on three plays... .Lewis got up to the three-yard stripe on the next attempt and then Diller plunged over for the touchdown that tied the score.... Bluffton later gained undisputed championship of the league when it was learned that Van Wert had used an ineligible player, and the Cougars forfeited to the locals, 1 to 0....The forefeit, however, came as more or less of an anti-climax, for the real thrill was in the spectacular last min ute march that made history—and history of a sort that was re-enacted in last Friday’s encounter between the same teams.... SIDE GLANCES College Eleven Plays Otterbein Here Saturday Pirates At Celina Friday Bluffton college’s Homecoming game with Otterbein at the Harmon field stadium Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock will be the only home grid iron contest of this week, as Bluff ton High is scheduled to tangle with Celina on the Mercer county field. Otterbein will bring a fine team here for the Saturday collegiate of fering, and the outfit looks par ticularly formidable when their 14 to 12 win over Oberlin last week is taken into consideration. Coach A. C. Burcky is confident his team will give the visitors a few surprises, however, and a tie-game with one Ohio Conference opponent, Capital, gives indication that the Beavers will be in the running all the way. Wapakoneta was the first of the contenders for the Western Buckeye league grid title to be slapped down. Bellefontaine, another favorite, topp ed the Indians, 9 to 7, but Wapako neta remains in a good spot should Van Wert, Bellefontaine and Bluff ton also lose.... Bluffton and Findlay college elevens are among the six col legiate crews in the state who have no wins yet this season.... Mt. Cory topped Van Buren, 14 to 0, and Raw son won over Arcadia, 13 to 7, in last week’s Hancock county league play.. Celina and St. Marys battled to a 6 6 tie and Ada and Carey played thru a scoreless deadlock.... Ken Basing er, former Pandora High start, was a standout player for Ohio Northern last week as the Bears defeated Al bion, 25 to 6. Basinger scored one touchdown and threw a pass for an other. Bluffton College Notes is bedfast with complications follow ing an anti-tentanus shot, and Cal Workman has not been able to work out for two weeks because of leg injuries. High School Favored Undess a letdown affects their play, Bluffton High should emerge the victor in the Western Buckeye league tilt with Celina, at that place Friday, night. With a record of three victories and one tie, Bluffton has a more impressive season record. Celina has won one, tied one and lost two so far this fall. Last week Bluffton and Van Wert battled to a 7 to 7 tie, and a Ce lina-St. Marys game also ended in a deadlock, 6 to 6. The Pirates will need a victory to remain in the thick of the battle for the 1941 league championship, which finds Bluffton, Bellefontaine, Van Wert and Wapakoneta ail having a chance at the title. Last year when Bluffton won the circuit championship, the Pirates bested Celina, 19 to 13, but the pre ceding year the Bull Dogs captured a 33 to 0 decision. Bluffton’s chances looked better this week with the announcement that Pete Schmidt, stellar backfield ace, will return to the Pirate lineup. ciety. Houshower is acting presi dent. Dr. Roy Burkhart, pastor of the First Community church in Colum bus, addressed an all-student meet ing at the Bluffton college Chapel, Tuesday morning. His subject was “Problems of Courtship.” The traditional senior “sneak” caught the junior class of Bluffton college entirely unprepared last Tuesday. While juniors slept, bliss fully unaware of the seniors’ in tentions, the latter made their escape at 4:30 a. m. A telegram from Detroit conveyed the seniors’ greet ings to the student body during Chapel exercises. A tour through the Ford plant in Dearborn and the rubber plant, and then through Greenfield village com prised the activities of the day. The group went to the French village for dinner and then attended the play, “Native Son,” in the evening. Boy Scout Notes By Robert Stratton Troop 56 took a hike to Wilhelm Amstutz woods for an outdoor sup per meeting Monday night. Counselors Gerhard Buhler, John Tosh and Joe Fisherattended the Shawnee district meeting last Tues day night. There were more than 400 people present at the meeting. New scouts taking their second class merit badge work are James Harmon, Paul Bixel, Gene Patterson and Robert Ramseyer. Troop 56 will have installation services at the First Mennonite church Monday night. The junior officers will attend the junior offi cers conference at Ada November 1. THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON OHIO Bluffton High Pupils To See O. S. U. Game Two bus loads o ior students at Bh will go to Columbu the football game stadium between Purdue university High school day the state is to day, and local hij will be admitted reduced admission Second trap s sponsored by the ity Sportsmen’s next Sunday aft range at Gaiffe’ In last week’ rence Hosafros 29 of 30 birds. junior and sen fton High school Saturday to see in the Buckeye Jhio State and teams. for this part of observed Satur i school students the stadium at ates. Second Trap Shoot To Be Held Sunday jot of the season Bluffton Commun ■lub will be held rnoon on the club Grove. competition Law id the high score, H. S. Teacher Jailed In Paris For Photograph ing Forbidden Objects (Continued from page 1) man. She spent most of the after noon visiting with Miss Shearer and found her to be a very charming per son. Mary Pickford Miss Pickford presented her with a bottle of perfume which she carefully guarded in her baggage all over Eu rope only to have the precious token taken away from her when she arriv ed in New York n her return voyage by United States customs officials. During the crossing Miss Criblez was very much aware of being follow ed and even after she landed and started her studies in Switzerland the same man persisted in watching her every activity. Annoyed she request ed the man to stop only to find out that h-e was an Amercian detective checking on her fear of being a spy. Only when he detective check ed her Bluffton i liege transcript of credits at the Swiss university was he convinced that M.ss Criblez was not a spy. French Schools Commenting on the schools of France, Miss Criblez pointed out that the discipline is very much better. In fact in one French school the students were so well behaved that the teacher was able to knit continuously for an hour without being interrupted by the students. Miss Criblez had a very enjoyable visit at the League of Nations build ing in Geneva, Switzerland. Every I country has a separate room in which a speech being given at the moment is translated into the language of that country or any me of a dozen more. All one has to do is press a button and the speech will be delivered in any desired language. The message is received owr headphones. Jailed in Paris At the university she became ac quainted with the niece of President LeBrun of France, with whom she visited Paris. It was on this visit that Miss Ci iIez and her companion were jailed for taking photographs. As soon as her companion was able to make a phone call to establish her identity they were released. The question most frequently asked Miss Criblez related to the Boulder Dam and to Niagara Falls rather than than to the extent of American arma ments or matters of state. Miss Criblez visited with many rel atives in Switzerland and France and when she le". a large number of friends came to the station to see her leave because they regarded her as a symbol of a great and powerful de mocracy. She heard many of her friends say. “Just think, soon she will be in America!” Funeral For Son Of Bluffton Man Funeral services for Earl Gorby, 54, of Deshler, were held at that place Wednesday morning, followed by interment in Hassen cemetery in Orange township. Gorby who died in Lima Memorial hospital following a six weeks’ ill ness was the son of Samuel Gorby .of near Blaffton. He was for a number of years a conductor on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. Besides his father he is survived by his wife Maude a sister, Mrs. Goldie Baker of near Bluffton and a brother Fred of Rawson. Ohio Corn Crop 2nd Best On Recorc Bumper corn prospects in the Bluffton area are reflected thruout the state as a whole, it was indicat ed this week by reports that Ohio’s 1941 corn yield will be the second highest on record. An average state-wide yield of 48.5 bushels per acre is predicted in a report released by the Ohio Co operating Crop Reporting service. Ohio’s 1940 corn yield was 37.5 bushels per acre. Corn production in the state this year will approach the 157,722,000 figure, compared with 120,750,000 bushels last year. Reports indicate yields of soy beans, sugar beets and potatoes are the same or greater than a year ago, reflecting a profitable year for most Ohio farmers. Bluffton And Van Wert Battle To Driving 65 yards on 10 plays in waning minutes of the fourth quar ter, Bluffton High’s courageous Pi rates remained in the unbeaten class by coming from behind to tie Van Wert, 7 to 7, in a thrill-packed con test played on Harmon field, last Friday night. Altho on the record books as a tie score, the outcome of the contest in more than one respect represents an actual victory of the Bluffton gridders. They went into the game as the under dogs because of the crushing pre-game news that Pete Schmidt, backfield ace of the Dillcrmen, would be kept out of the lineup by an elbow injury, and to emerge from the game with a tie decision the locals had to rally desperately to overcome the advantages gained by Van Wert’s touchdown scored when only four minutes remained in the ball game. For the greater part of the even ing, an aggressive Bluffton line com pletely stymied every attempt of the much larger Van Wert outfit, which came here with a record of two successive victories over formid able opponents. Then what appeared to be dis aster struck suddenly late in the fourth quarter, as .Van Wert marched 80 yards for a touchdown. Starting on their own 20, the Cougars moved relentlessly goalward, with reverse plays in which Stuckey was the ball carrier causing the most dam age. On three occasions the fleet Van Wert halfback broke away for long gains that sparked the visitors’ as sault. On the first play he went 15 yards on a reverse two plays later he picked up 23 more and from Bluffton’s 40 he romped 29 yards further on the same play. For a time it looked as if Bluffton might hold, for with a first down on the Pirate 10-yard stripe, Van Wert was able to move only five yards in three ties. On the fourth down, however, Sells rifled a pass to Stuckey in the end zone for the tally. Sells’ place-kick for the extra point was good, and it looked as if the game was lost with only four minutes of playing time remaining. Van Wert had not reckoned with the gameness of the Bluffton crew, however, for the locals came right back with a scoring march of their own that matched that of the Cou gars, thrill for thrill. Running the kickoff back to their own 35, the Dillermen settled down to work in earnest. On the first play Herrmann’s pass to Cooney was good for 11 yards and Howe then drove thru the line for seven more. A pass to Beidler was incomplete, but Howe hammered through center for three yards and a first down. Beidler then drove nine yards on a reverse, and Howe added nine more when he caught Herrmanns’ pass on the visitor’s 25 yard line. Beidler almost broke free on a re verse, and moved 12 yards before he was brought down, and Howe knifed center for two more. A Herrmann to Howe pass carried the ball to the one-yard stripe and on the next play, the Bluffton quarterback dove over for the touchdown. A tie was assured seconds later when Big Bob Cooney accurately place kicked the ball between the up rights for the conversion. It was the first Western Buckeye league assignment of the season for Bluffton and Van Wert, and the tie decision left both teams in the run ning for the title. Bluffton is de fending champion in the loop. Despite the fact that they were facing a far heavier team, Bluffton dominated play during most of 1 evening. Two first-half threats w halted by Van Wert when it looked as if the Pirates would score, and for the most part the locals kept the Cougars’ vaunted power attack com pletely at check. During the game, Bluffton gained a total of 221 yards, and Van Wert gained 195. The Pirates had 14 first downs to Van Wert’s eight, and the locals completed 12 of 17 passes, representing 77 of the 221 yards they gained. Van Wert on the other hand made only 37 yards on three completed passes. Bluffton’s starting lineup: Left end, Cooney left tackle, Weiss left guard, Deppler center, J. Herr mann right guard, Burkholder right tackle, R. Gratz right end, Stratton .quarterback, Howe left half, Klassen right half, Beidler fullback, F. Herrmann. WHAT’S DOING IN SPORTS FOOTBALL Friday Night—Bluffton High School Pirates play Celiha at Celina. Saturday Afternoon—Bluffton College Beavers play Otterbein at Harmon Field Stadium, 2 P. M. 7-7 Tie In Thrill Packed Contest Bluffton substitutions: J. Gratz for Stratton Conrad for R. Gratz Amstutz for Deppler Klay for Herrmann and Crous^ for Howe. Wet Coal Is Being Dried At Light Plant Two railroad cars of wet stoker coal have been piled outside of the municipal water wortes and light plant in order to permit thorough drying, it was explained this week by officials of the plant. The coal arrived in such a com pletely soaked condition that it was considered unwise to place it on the conveyors to store in the plant bins. Wet coal has a tendency to lump together making it almost impossible to come down the coal chute into the stokers, it was stated by John Swisher, plant superintendent. It was decided therefore, to allow the coal to dry. If there are no drench ing rains it will take about 30 days for the drying to be completed. A letter from Swisher to the mines was followed by assurance that adjustment for the extra labor involved in storing the coal outside of the plant would be made. The coal either left the mines in a wet condition or recurrent drenching rains while the cars were intransit to Bluffton caused the soaked condi tion. The plant now has about 300 tons of coal in storage. This is enough to last at least 30 days and with about a car of coal arriving every week there is no prospect of a coal shortage, it was stated. In view of possible coal car shortages the plant is trying to get as much coal ahead as possible, Swisher said. Farewell Dinner In honor of Raymond Emil Leh man, who left Monday for Toledo with the Hancock county draft quota, a farewell dinner was held at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Lehman of Mt. Cory, Sunday. Guests present for the affair in cluded: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Doxey and Mrs. Ford Henry and son Jim my of Wayland, Mich. Mr. and Mr*» Vinton Mann of Rawson Mrs. Mary Mann of Bluffton Ward Johnson of Findlay James Derringer and Miss Theda Anderson, Lima, and Mrs. Treva Ruggley and son Robert of Mt. Cory. THURSDAY, OUT. 16, 1941 Union Twp. AAA Your City Market SHOP HERE AND SAVE FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES HflVASAK FLOUR & 99c CORN—PEAS, New Pack................................................... 10c GREEN CUT BEANS................................................. 2 for 23c HOMINY.......................................................2 Large cans 19c MAYFAIR COFFEE S 3 53c LIMA BEANS.....................................................No. 2 can 10c OXYDOL OR RINSO.......................................Giant Pkg. 61c BLEACH, White Monday.........................................Quart 10c NEW PACK Committee Named Agricultural Adjustment Adminis tration committee men for Union township were elected at a meeting of cooperating farmers last Monday night. Clarence M. Hause was named chairman, with Floyd T. Moyer as vice-chairman, and Guy J. Anderson as the third member of the board. Pearl Burket was elected first alter nate, and John S. Cuppies will serve as second alternate. Hause was selected as the delegate to the Hancock county AAA com mittee. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors who extended their aid and sympathy in the death of our beloved husband and father, Eli Amstutz also Rev. Schultz for his consoling words and all those sending flowers. Mrs. Elias Amstutz & Family Has 4-M Rating According to American Magazine, Arlene Davis, Ohio aviatrix, has a 4-M rating. That means she is en titled to fly all types of planes weighing up to 25,000 pounds—high est rating of any American woman. 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