Allen county’s three draft boards
have provided 475 selectees for the
nation’s armed forces since the se
lective service act was put into ef
fect less than a year ago to bolster
the defensive strength
475 Men Furnished To Army
By Allen County’s Draft Boards
of the coun-
Of the 475 men, 164 were induct
ed into the army from
covered by Draft Board No. 3, un
Board No. 1 has provided 154 men
and Board No. 2, 157 men.
Bluffton is included.
Highest order numbers to be in
ducted from the three boards were
announced as follows: Board No. 1,
Kohli described mock airplane bat
tles held by the war department over
the city of Baltimore. The city, the
oretically, was completely destroyed
by bombs. A filter system instituted
recently by the war department can
spot an airplane approaching the
city 20 miles away.
A noisy welcome was given to the
Duke and Duchess of Windsor who
recently visited the city. Baltimore
is the home town of the Duchess and
the renowned couple remained in the
city for an extended visit.
National Defense has created such
a demand for employment in the city
that the town is often referred to as
“Boys’ Town” because of the large
number of young men who have been
able to secure employment. At one
of the aircraft factories in that city,
Kohli became acquainted with one of
the plant foremen who was only 16
years of age. Large numbers of
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Of the 9,035 men registered with
the three county boards, 4,882 are
over 28 years of age. Under exist
ing regulations, men of this age will
not be called, or if now in service
will be honorably discharged. In
Board No. 1, 1582 of its 3002 regis
trants are over 28 in Board No. 2,
1500 of 2876 are over 28 and Board
No. 3 has 1800 of 3157 over age.
Baltimore, Maryland,! Teeming With
British Sailors, Bluffton Boy Writes
Records show a total of 101 men
have volunteered in the draft so far,
34 in Board No. 1 41 in Board No.
2, and 26 in Board No. 3.
boys just out of high school are
working in the many factories in
With the large influx of workers
the cost of living has advanced con
siderably. Rents have sky-rocketed
to new high marks and restaurant
meals are very expensive. An aver
age meal can not be obtained for
much less than a dollar, Kohli stat-
The city of Baltimore is also an
educational center with many tech
nical schools, business colleges and
two famous universities—Johns Hap
kins and the University of Mary
land. The main activity, however, is
defense industry and the plants are
generally working 24 hours per day,
47 Enter In Prince
Of Peace Contest
Forty-seven young people have en
tered the annual Prince of Peace
declamation contest to be held by
churches in Bluffton and vicinity
The contest is sponsored by the
Ohio Council of Churches. Entrans
include the following:
Methodist—Robert Cooney, Jean
Ann Steinman, Hildegard Eversole,
Glenna Swick, Dorothy Anderson,
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Presbyterian—Florence Ann Biome,
Barbara Triplett, James Fett, Bev
Defenseless—Wilma Steiner, Alice
St. Marys Catholic—Ruth Hank
First Mennonite—Rosann Hilty,
Marjorie Niswander, Virginia Geig
er, John Schmidt, Denard Loganbill,
Raymond Schumacher, Roger Howe,
Church of Christ—Roberta and
Eileen Wenger, Marcene Stonehill,
Mary ane Worthington, Harold
Crouse, Earl Dean Luginbuhl, Freda
Fritchie, Herbert Conrad.
St. John’s Reformed—Doris Duni
fon, Mary Ellen Luginbuhl, Alice
Santschi, Miriam Schaublin, Lyle
Niswander, James Gratz.
Lutheran—Florence Ann Hofer.
Ebenezer Mennonite—Eloise Som
mers, Rebecca Hofstetter, Eileen
Moser, James Steiner, Richard Gratz,
Beaverdam Methodist Darlene
Pleasant Hill—Dorothy Jennings.
St. John Mennonite—James Reich
Reformed Mennonite Ellen Ba
Scouts To Usher At
State Game Saturday
Members of the Boy Scout Troop
No. 56 will usher at the Ohio State
Northwestern football game to be
played at Columbus Saturday, it was
announced the first of the week by
Karl Gable Scoutmaster.
The boys will be at the stadium at
11:30 o’clock where they will be giv
en an inspection and instructions will
be given upon entering the stadium.
Scouts attending will be: Bill Am
i stutz, Donivan Augsburger, Gordon
Bixel, Bill Mericle, Maurice Kohli,
Chas. Trippiehorn, Robert Stratton,
Dean Niswander, Harry Minck, Otto
Klassen, Richard and Robert Oberly,
Raymond Schumacher, Evan Herr
and Scoutmaster Gable.
The mud snake is the “hoop
snake” which supposedly takes tail
in mouth and rolls down hills. It
really doesn’t. When frightened, it
buries head under coils, revealing
its red belly.
Talk At College
George Samuel Kendall, noted
traveler and lecturer, will present
the first of the lecture series Friday
night at 8:15 o’clock in the Bluffton
The finding and opening of King
Tut Aunk Am-en’s tomb by the no-
ted Egyptologist, Dr. Howard Carter,
and Lord Carnavon is followed step
by step with lantern sildes made
from priceless photographs. The art,
craft, culture, and fabulous wealth
of that ancient civilization are evi
dent. With all this is a story of re
ligious fervor interwoven in the life
and death of the royal monarch.
Night School At Mt.
Cory, Next Tuesday
Mt. Cory schools will observe their
annual night school next 1 uesday
evening. This is an evening when
the parents can visit the regular
There will be two periods in the
high school each thirty minutes long,
and three periods in the grades each
twenty-five minutes long.
The following program will be
given in the auditorium at 8 o’clock.
Invocation Rev. Kauffman
Music School Orchestra
Devotionals.. Wanda Montgomery
Music String Ensemble
Skits from Public Speaking Play
Marimba Solo Geneice Wagner
5th and 6th Grade Girls
Music Girls Ensemble
Benediction Rev. Landis
New Scout Troop
Holds First Meeting
Organization meeting of the new
Boy Scout troop was held at the
American Legion hall Thursday
night with 15 boys present. Activi
ties centered largely around the mat
ter of getting the tenderfoot tests
Official charter and troop number
will be granted as soon as the tend
erfoot tests are passed, it was stat
ed by Woodrow Little, scoutmaster
of the new troop.
Members of the new troop are as
follows: Harold Core, Roderick Non
namaker, Dick Rockey, Leil Schmidt,
Keith Kirtland, Harry Burkholder,
David Stearns, John Bracy, Carl
and David Frick, Francis Kohli,
Elmer Stonehill, Robert Coon and
The troop committee is as follows:.
Chairman, Ralph Stearns Sec’y.
Treas., Arthur Nonnamaker Person
nel, Ralph Badertscher Program
and Activities, Clair Fett Educa
tion and Training, Wilbur Howe
Health, Mr. Ferguson. Eugene
Benroth is assistant scoutmaster.
Another meeting will be held this
Friday night at the Legion hall at
7:30 o’clock at which time the boys
will work on their tenderfoot tests.
‘Twas This Way
By LYLE SPENCER
Western Newspaper Union.
AN you remember back to the
time when every movie villain
wore a black, handle-bar mustache
and a silk opera hat? Those were
the days when the cinema was in
its infancy, when a movie theater
was called a nickelodeon, and nice
people did not discuss movies in
The first public showing of a mo
tion picture on a screen was in 1895.
During the early years, the stand
ard picture length was about 1,000
feet and took ten minutes to show,
because exhibitors thought that was
all the audiences could stand. When
D. W. Griffith put out the first two
reeler, they wanted to run it in two
parts, like a serial.
The first film with a real plot,
made in 1903, was “The Great Train
Robbery,”a blood and thunder
thriller. Acting technique was a far
cry from what we are accustomed
to today. There were no close-ups,
until Griffith introduced them to
show emotional reactions on the
faces of the actors.
Actors in the legitimate theater
looked down upon the lowly movie
stars, and refused to accept movie
contracts while they could get parts
in the smallest stock company. But
times change, the introduction
of talking pictures about 1926 killed
most of what was left of the old
theater. Inventors say that the three
dimension movie is the next step.
When that comes, it will probably
make the talkie appear as old-fash
ioned as the silent picture seems
to us now.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON, OHIO
idea as to the
direct to con:
fact, it has been
the basis of
Paper And National Defense
We are all asked many times a day what has caused this
a speech mad
the paper industry in the O. P.
ortage in paper. The following is quoted from
'e by Bob Ziegler, Assistant Secretary of the
Trade Association, and who now represents
stay in the
it was stated
M. in Washington:
44QTEEL plants use Paper for the purpose of interleaving
armor plate and cold rolled steel to the extent of some
60,000 tons (or 3,000 carloads) per year. One point of em
barkation for our troop movements required within a very
short period of time 1,000,000 pounds of waterproofed Kraft
Paper to be shipped immediately for the purpose of wrapping
supplies. It might be interesting to also give at this time
certain pertinent figures with regard to Paper requirements
under the Defense Program which we believe will give you
a better idea as to the colossal size of this program. Let, us
itemize for you certain of these requirements as follows:
requirement has been for 7,500 tons (or 375
carloads) of mimeograph paper 2,500 tons (or 125 carloads)
of typewriter paper 2,000,000 rolls of Toilet Paper for each
Army camp 50,000,000 file folders 3,750,000 sheets of carbon
paper 1,000,000 paper milk bottles per day (at the present
time) to each Army camp 30,000,000 Defense Stamp albums
100,100,000 pounds of Super Book Paper and 100,000 pounds
of Cover Paper for soldiers’ hand books. This amount of
hand books if stacked would be sixteen times as high as the
Washington Monument 4,000,000 sheets of Poster Paper for
paper for ear
being built 1
Jen” National Defense Posters 11,000 tons (or
of Target Paper 14,000 pounds of asbestos
■h cruiser manufactured, of which 64 are now
1,000 tons (per month) of Board for shell con
,000,000 envelopes will be required this year by
nt. It is interesting to note that it requires
(or 1 carload) of blue print paper for each
ires, enormous as they may seem, give you some
remendous demand being made upon the Paper
our National Defense Program. Bear in mind,
this is only a portion of the Paper, as the
nt of Paper required for the program is going
actors under the National Defense Program. In
estimated that it required 1,000,000 tons of
ch 85,000,000,000 of Defense appropriation. On
ecent Defense figures of $63,000,000,000 you can
here 12,600,000 tons may be directly affected by
Mennonite Missionaries In China Not
In Danger Despite Mounting Tension
is mounting in
jw’ing the rapid
the Far East fo
relationships, the Men
likely in no danger, it
S. F. Pannabecker,
ary in Kai Chow Chi
on South Lawn avenue.
es are very
was stated by
1a, now living
Stricter supervision of
ments of foreigners is a
sequence of mounting tension but as
yet there need be no concern for the
physical welfare of the missionaries
who have elected to
Chinese mission fields,
still in China are: Mr. and Mrs. H.
Following a recommendation by
the state supervisor of secondary
education a change in the length of
be as follows
will be made, effective
The new’ schedule will
i: 1st period, 8:25-9:10
9:10-10:10 3rd period,
4th period, 11:10-12:00
00-1:55 6th period,
looking forward to a
when school will be
-iday in order to per
mit the teac
ing at Toledo.
to attend the
Sound motion pictures presenting
scenes and music from Gilbert and
Sullivan operettas were presented to
the students at an assembly meeting
A hay ride will be enjoyed by the
combined organizations of the Fu
ture Farmers of America and the
Home Economics clubs Wednesday
night at 6:30 o’clock. Arrangements
are in charge of Richard Gratz and
A meeting of the Bluffton college
student teachers and high school
was held Monday
Plans for student
J. B. Longsdorf,
First prize in the weekly trap
shoot sponsored by the Bluffton Com
munity Sportsmen’s club at Gaiffe’s
Grove Sunday afternoon was won by
Lloyd Hardwick who killed a total
of 49 birds.
Second place was won by Swan
Stonehill who killed 45 clay birds.
Cash prizes were given to first and
second winners. Best score of the
afternoon was shot by Gilbert Fett
who killed 37 out of 40 birds. Lloyd
Hardwick was second high with 49
out of 55 birds killed.
The first varnish approximating
our present day composition is said
to have been produced by the
French in the Seventeenth century.
J. Brown, and Miss Wilhelmenia
Kuyf of Taming, Hopei province
Miss Elizabeth Goerts and Miss Ma
rie J. Regier of Kai Chow. Miss
Kuyf is a former Bluffton college
Hold Trap Shoot College Alumni To
At Gaiffe's Grove Lunch In Toledo
Preliminary work to set up an
airplane model builders club is under
way. Walter Stannus is in charge
Richard Gratz, president of the
F. F. A. club, w’on 4th place in the
Allen county corn husking contest
held at the Vandemark farm near
Gomer Saturday. Richard was se
verely handicapped when two blisters
developed on his hand causing con-
George Samuel Kendall, noted
traveller and lecturer, will be pre
sented in the college Chapel next
Monday night at 8:15 o’clock,
dall will follow the finding and open
ing of King Tut Aunk Amen’s tomb
by the noted Egyptologist, Dr.
Howard Carter and Lord Carnavon,
with lantern slides made from photo
graphs which make
culture, and fabulous
The story will also
extent of religious fervor interwoven
in the life and death of the royal
Pannabecker together with his bro-| 36 bushels and 36 pounds of corn
ther Dr. Lloyd Pannabecker andl in the 80-minute standing corn con
August Ewart of Freeman, S. D.,l test
responded to the summons of thel the previous Allen county record
board and arrived in the Unitedl Searfoss established last year.
States the fore part of October. Second place in the contest was
captured by Ralph Jarvis, of Spen
cerville, who husked 2,400.5 pounds
and third prize winner was George
All former students and friends of
Bluffton College are invited to attend
a luncheon at Toledo at 12:45 P. M.
on Friday, Oct. 24, at Zimmerman’s
Grill, one block South and one block
West of the Paramount Theatre. A
faculty representative of the College
will bring greetings to the group
and make a few informal remarks.
The price per plate will be 65 cents
plus tax. Requests for reservations
should be made with Donald Wenger,
Woodville, Ohio, by Thursday noon,
Eddythe Cupp, W. A. Howe, P. W. I county champions.
Stauffer, Sidney Stettler, W. O.l To capture first place honors in
Geiger, Elizabeth Higley, Sidney I the shock corn event, Harold Dun
Hauenstein and Harriette Criblez. I lap husked 1,803.2 pounds or 26 bu-
A pep meeting will be held Thurs-| ute period.
day morning in anticipation of the
football game with St. Marys Thurs
day night. The meeting will be in
charge of Mary Jane Worthington,
Doris Dunifon and Elmer Stonehill,
A cabinet meeting will be held
by the Girl Reserves organization
Wednesday night at 7:30 o’clock.
Members of the cabinet are: Carol
Bame, Doris Dunifon, Ruth Hankish
and Mary Ellen
low grades will not
read magazines dur-
be permitted to
ing study periods. Magazines should
be read only after the lessons are
well prepared, it was announced this
week by the office.
‘Breaker of Stone’
Henry Stanley, the African explor
er, was called “Bula Matari,”
“breaker of stone,” by an African
Bluffton College Notes
the art, craft,
wealth of that
bring out the
Mrs. Samuel K. Mosiman, wife of
the late President Mosiman announc
ed the gift of a set of chimes for
the college organ, at the monthly
vesper service Sunday afternoon.
The chimes are the gift of Mr. and
K. Roth, of Gibson City,
They have been ordered,
be installed within several
college freshmen emerged
over their sophomore op-
According to information released
by Dean Jacob S. Schultz five sen
iors have been nominated by the
student council and elected by the
I of the Generali
... ,1 shock corn contest,
were ordered home by I
ponents, last Saturday afternoon,
when the traditional tug-o-war was
staged across Little Riley creek just
off the campus. Sophomore men
pulled to the finish with determina
tion, but with the odds against them.
As a result, the freshmen will no
longer be required to wear their
little green skull caps. and friends attended a
shock and standing
their titles last Saturday as Harold
Dunlap, of Columbus Grove, and
Donald Searfoss, of Harrod, were
adjudged winner of this year’s con
test on the J. G. Vandemark and
Son farm near Gomer.
Gid Garmatter, Bluffton Route 2,
,iwas a close second, however, in the
After the missionaries! Altho rain drizzled intermittently
the matter over it was! during the morning and afternoon,
those with no depend-! more than 1000 persons gathered at
stay to represent the| the Vandemark farm for the husk
the church in the mis-l events-
Searfoss husked 2,484 pounds or
This was slightly better than
Greenaway, of Columbus Grove, with
2,378.5 pounds. Both are former
I shels and 51 pounds in the 80 min-
Second honors wrent to Gid Gar
motter, Bluffton Route 2, who
THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 1941
faculty to receive the honor of ap
pearing in the 1942-1943 list of
“Who’s Who” among students in
American universities and colleges.
Margaret Berky, Evelyn Hilty, Lu
cile Tschantz, Alvin Beachy, and
Richard Weaver were those selected.
Their choice was made upon qual
ities of character, leadership, schol
arship, and potentialities.
Bluffton college will be host to a
Northwestern Ohio Home Economics
Conference all day Friday, October
24. According to Miss Edna Ram
seyer, professor of home economics
at Bluffton, approximately sixty dele
gates from colleges all over
area are expected to attend.
Bluffton Man Second In Allen
Bluffton college observed its
nual homecoming and Parent’s
festivities Friday and Saturday.
Miss Evelyn Hilty, senior from Pan
dora, was crowned queen of the day
Saturday morning, and reigned over
the football game that afternoon,
with the Bluffton Beavers playing
The final score
Bluffton 0, Otterbein 12.
capacity crowd attended Ves
in the college Chapel Sunday
Dr. Maurice Troyer of
D. C., alumnus of Bluff
923, was the afternoon
Musselman library after
service, and visited the
open house for the oc-
County Corn Husking Contest
husked 1,688.5 pounds, and Sheridan
Best ranked third with 1,681 pounds.
In the 40-minute junior standing
corn contest, Junior Fidele, of La
fayette, was third. Robert Mulhol
land of Spencerville was crowned
champion. Richard Gratz, of Bluff
ton, also participated.
Bluffton women placed second and
third in the women’s rolling pin
throwing contest. Alma Gratz, Bluff
ton, w’as second, and Velma Moser,
Bluffton, took third place. The vic
tor was Gladys Alger, of Elida.
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