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Sportsmen’s Club
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
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.
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mon field Saturday afternoon at 2:00
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-
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
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
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
McComb, Ohio
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
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
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....
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
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
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
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.
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
for this part of
observed Satur
i school students
the stadium at
Second Trap Shoot
To Be Held Sunday
jot of the season
Bluffton Commun
■lub will be held
rnoon on the club
competition Law
id the high score,
H. S. Teacher Jailed In
Paris For Photograph
ing Forbidden Objects
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man. She spent most of the after
noon visiting with Miss Shearer and
found her to be a very charming per
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
CORN—PEAS, New Pack................................................... 10c
GREEN CUT BEANS................................................. 2 for 23c
HOMINY.......................................................2 Large cans 19c
LIMA BEANS.....................................................No. 2 can 10c
OXYDOL OR RINSO.......................................Giant Pkg. 61c
BLEACH, White Monday.........................................Quart 10c
Committee Named
Agricultural Adjustment Adminis
tration committee men for Union
township were elected at a meeting
of cooperating farmers last Monday
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
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.
Fresh Drugs
Quality Drug Store
of All Kinds
Prescriptions Care
fully Compounded
Sidney’s Drug Shop
Phone 170-W
COCOANUT, Fresh Moist............................................. lb. 23c
BAKING POWDER...............................Large 25 oz. can 23c
BAKING SODA, Arm and Hammer..................... Ib. Pkg. 9c
LIGHT BULBS gg 2 25c
CORN MEAL, New..........................................3 Ib. Sack 10c
PANCAKE FLOUR......................................... 5 lb. Sack 21c
KARO SYRUP, In Glass.......................................................14c
Chocolate Cookies
Lg. Cans
Assortment Lb.

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