THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 1941
Gone are the days when bicycles
are built exclusively for speed and
transportation. It seems that youngs
ters today prefer to have countless
gadgets attached to their bikes.
Take Evan Neiswander’s iron steed
A listing of gadgets shows the
following: 21 red and green head
light reflectors, two fox tails, two
steering knobs a thermometer
mounted on the handle bars a
headlight operated by batteries, two
leather mud guards, tool case, a
billy goat decoration on the front
fender, a kick up stand, a pants
guard and two red tail lights operat
ed by batteries with specially in
stalled switches on one of the bars.
His real pride and joy are the
two tail lights. Either or both of
the tail lights may be turned on by
separate switches. The lights are
really side truck lights but Evan
soldered them to his bike. It was
a lot of extra work but it makes
night riding much safer. Formerly
one could lift a bicycle with one
finger and now it takes both hands
and a strong back.
A streak of hard luck seems to be
hounding the pet dogs belonging to
Ray Follas, living one and one-half
miles south of town. Several weeks
ago an automobile ran over and
killed his pet dog and then last
week another dog belonging to Ray
was badly injured when it was run
over by a wagon.
A surprised girl was Joan Clark
when she received a packet contain
ing 30 letters from Japanese, Ha
waiian, Philippine, Chinese, Portu
geuse and Spanish students attend
ing the junior high school of Aiea,
Oahu in the Hawaiian islands. In a
social science letter writing project
at the high school Joan addressed a
letter to the 7th grade class at Aiea
and received the packet. In addition
to the letters the packet contained
art work of the students and a
drawing of the school building from
which the letters came.
Names of the students who wrote
letters are as follows: Masayuki
Kayo, Ramond Raposa, Takeo Yam
anoto, Kunio Sumida, Bernabe Cenal,
Harry Kaneshige, Edna Lakahski,
Melville D. Soash, M. D.
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shi Okaga, Richard Igarashi, Tru
tommee Kawada, Yoshiahi Tashima,
Edith Hurosawa, Irene Salri, Abi
linee Oguin, Chiyoka Kaneshiro,
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Evelyn Lair, Leonora Remigo,
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The word choice, sentence struc
ture and writing of the letters were
excellent and Joan is proudly dis
playing the letters to her friends.
Several of the letters and drawings
of the students are in the display
window of the Bluffton News.
Bluffton High school has several
athletes whose versatility in sev
eral lines of endeavor is quite mark
ed. Roger Howe, ace performer on
the gridiron, basketball court or
tennis court is also a star performer
when it comes to singing. Bob
Cooney also sings in a very credit
able manner. He presented a rather
difficult number before the Bluffton
Teachers association Monday with
the confidence of an old time troop
er. Then there’s Norman Beidler
who goes places on the athletic field
as well as in music. Versatility is
a much admired quality and we take
our hats off to these boys.
You should have seen the teachers
and coaches dunk cider and dough
nuts at an athletic supply store in
Toledo during the teachers’ meeting
Friday. Sid Stettler and Wilford
Geiger are veteran attendants at the
dunking society and report that the
annual affair is marked by convi
viality back slapping and comparison
of notes by the athletic fraternity
of this section of the state.
So many inquiries were made con
cerning the front page picture of
Richard Geiger appearing in the
Minneapolis Star Journal that we
decided to place the news item in
the display window at the Bluffton
News. Comment on this was made
in Mainly Personal last week.
Richard is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Isaac Geiger, both former Bluffton
residents. Dr. Geiger, now a mem
ber of the faculty of the University
of Minnesota, formerly was principal
at Bluffton High school. Several
people were heard to remark that it
would take no miracle man to figure
that Richard was the son of Isaac.
Rain and cold weather has some
what dampened the enthusiasm of
Bluffton Halloween pranksters. Most
of last week the youngsters were out
every night engaging in the usual
round of harmless pranks. The first
of this week, however, found very
few engaged in the “scare ’em and
Unseasonably warm weather of
the past month didn’t fool those
wild geese at all. Light sleepers
Monday night were awakened by
loud honking aftout midnight by
flocks winging their way over town
on their annual hegira southward.
Old timers insist that this is a sure
sign of approaching winter—and
sure enough the thermometer stood
at the freezing point Tuesday morn
ing—the first time this fall.
And speaking of the weather—
can you remember another fall when
killing frosts held off as long as
they have this year? Gardens have
suffered little frost damage and some
patches of late corn are reported as
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green as might be expected in mid
Woodrow Little, rural mail carrier
on route two took a day off last
Thursday and let substitute Mel
Long worry about Uncle Sam’s busi
ness. But Woody was back on the
job Friday morning smiling—yes, it’s
a boy—at the hospital.
Folks asked a lot of questions
when the big steam shovel of the
Bluffton Stone company rumbled
down Main street, Tuesday after
noon. Just in case you failed to
learn the details, it was enroute to
the plant of the Central Ohio Light
& Power company to do excavating
for a coal pit in connection with the
new addition now being built to
And speaking of curiosity—have
you heard those new train whistles
on the Nickel Plate? They have a
weird sound, especially at night and
ideally suited for Halloween—en
tirely different from the ordinary
Nickel Plate locomotive. Inquiring
we found out that they are not NKP
engines but some from the & O
and Lackawana roads doing tempor
ary duty on the Nickel Plate line.
Maybe you didn’t know it—but the
Van Wert high school football team
thought they got a big eyeful just
before the game here three weeks
ago when they ran onto diagrams of
the Pirates trick plays left inad
vertently exposed at the high school
building. But it wasn’t so bad after
all—Coach Diller’s men had some
other tricks up their sleeves and the
Van Wert crew were rewarded for
all their pains when only one of
the plays which they saw diagram
med was called during the game.
Believe it or not—but some of the
fans are grousing now because they
say admission prices are too low at
high school football games—no that’s
not a typographical error. That
comes from Sid Stettler, faculty
manager of athletics who says you
just can’t suit some people. The
trouble started after the game at
Celina Friday night. Admission
prices at Celina are materially high
er than at Bluffton and the fans
here say the Bluffton Pirates are
every bit as good a team as Celina
ever was, and it’s worth just as
much to see them play.
And while we’re on the subject of
admission prices to football games,
some of the Bluffton fans who went
to Columbus last Saturday to see the
Ohio State-Northwestern game
learned that it’s the part of wisdom
—as well as economy to get your
tickets early and avoid the scalpers.
The stadium was sold out and one
Bluffton business man paid $7 for
a seat, according to the story that
went the rounds over the week end.
Those drum majorettes with the
St. Marys band at the football game
last Friday night strutting their
stuff on Harmon field were about
the snappiest high school talent
we’ve seen for many a moon. If
you’ve ever tried to do drum major
ing you’ll know that twirling those
sticks isn’t nearly as easy as it
looks—in fact that exhibition which
they put on between halves repre
sented more hours of painstaking
practice than you have any idea—
unless you have tried it. And what
we’ve said for the drum majorettes
also goes for the band which did a
mighty good job. Speaking of the
band, those formations took plenty
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO--------------
T^HEN join hand
A in hand, brave
uniting we stand,
by dividing we fall
These familiar lines are contained in
*he Liberty song written by Dickinson
jn the Boston Osset te July it, 17M.'
Dickinson, who later was a member of
.the Continental Congress, was known
•as the “penman of the Revolution” foe
'his forceful writings.
of practice and the uniforms for
that group of about sixty cost in the
neighborhood of $1,500—we happen
to know. That band and those drum
majorettes are like anything else
that’s good—it usually takes a lot
of both time and money.
Whiskers which blossomed luxur
iantly, at Bluffton college last week
disappeared as if by magic Saturday
after Coach Burcky’s battling Beav
ers soundly trounced Ashland college.
Following defeat at the hands of Ot
terbein a week previous, The Bluff
ton college football squad agreed not
to shave until they had won a game
and last week barber business was
flat at the institution as other male
members of the student body joined
in the movement. Now, however,
the ban’s off—thanks to Bluffton’s
Mrs. Frances Bamugartner and
daughter Janice of Oakwood were
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charely
Agin and son Evan, Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Dillinger and
Mary Clark of r, McComb were
Sunday dinner guests in the B. J.
Mr. and Mrs. John Nonnamaker
and son Jimmie of Bluffton, Mr. and
Mrs. John Caris and Miss Arlene Car
is were Sunday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. O. W. Nonnamaker and
Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Boutwell and
son Byron Leo and grandson, Lyman
Ray spent Thursday evening with
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Agin and son,
First Public High School
A. Frank Page, father of the late
Walter Hines Page, who was this
country’s war-time ambassador to
England, started North Carolina’s
first public high school in the little
town of Cary.
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The proper mixture to kill morn
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senate (dry powder) to 30 gallons of
water. This same solution can be
used against trumpet vine. Be care
ful not to contact other plants as it
w’ill kill them too.
Mild October weather with little
trace as yet of the approaching
winter season has brought to the
fore a perennial argument often
heard this time of the year—When
is Indian Summer?
This fall the question is whether
the Indian summer season already
has been here, or if it is due to come
According to early American In
dian folklore, from which the story
of Indian summer has been handed
down to present-day inhabitants of
the North American continent, In
dian summer comes about the time
of the full moon in November, after
the first hard frosts.
The reason can be found in the
legend of the Great Spirit who gave
the lazy Indian farmer a “second
In the primeval setting of the
early American wilderness, the ap
proach of winter was heralded by
the departure of bluebirds and rob
ins for the land of the south wind.
In the smoky haze of the evening
the honk of the wild geese could be
Gathering of the ripened corn in
the cleared land beyond the Indian
village has been completed by most
of the villagers, and squirrels have
laid in their customary winter store
C. Floyd Pannabecker addressed a
meeting of the Bluffton public
teachers on “The Educational Sys
tem of China” at the high school
Speaking on his travel experiences
in Europe and South America,
Ernst Harder, 19, of Frenheim,
Paraguay, will address members of
the Bluffton Hi-Y club at the regular
meeting of the group Wednesday
A Halloween party will be en
joyed by members of the Blue
Triangle club Thursday night. Alice
Jean Bixel is president of the or
In anticipation of the football
game with Wapakoneta Friday
night, a pep meeting will be held
Friday morning. Prior to the game
with St. Mary’s last Thursday a pep
meeting was held by the student
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Indian Summr Early In November
Dr. John Brown, well known health
authority, addressed the students on
the subject “Being Your Best” at an
assembly meeting held at the audi
torium Wednesday morning. His
appearance here was sponsored by
the Hi-Y club.
All members of the senior class
were privileged to be present at a
discussion on boy-girl relationships
by Dr. Garry Myers in the school
cafeteria Wednesday afternoon. Dr.
Myers will address a public meeting
this Wednesday night.
A pot luck supper will be enjoyed
by the Girl Reserves organization at
the Buckeye picnic grounds Wednes
day night. Arrangements for the
affair are being made under the di
rection of Carol Baine, president.
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Most of the leaves have fallen
from the giant trees of the virgin
forests, and on every hand there are
signs that winter cannot be far
A few lazy folk in the Indian com
munity, however, have wilfully
closed their eyes to the advance of
the season and are leaving for the
’morrow work that should have long
Then some night sudden gusts of
cold wind go storming thru the
village, and in the early morning
sunrise the frost maidens brightly
glisten from the roofs of the wig
As another warning the Great
Bear of the sky opens his mouth and
the first flakes of snow drift earth
In desperation the lazy farmers
appeal for another chance, and the
kindness of the Great Spirit is man
ifested in a short season of warm
suns in early November. For the
Indians the season was known as
“lazy-farmer moon”, for it was the
last chance of the tardy caretaker
of crops to complete his harvest.
Indian summer, as judged by In
dian legend, therefore falls during
the time of the full moon in No
vember. This year the moon will
enter its full phase on Monday,
body in the morning during which a
marching and stunt demonstration
was held by girls of the 7th grade
class. Joan Clark and Helen Burk
holder gave a demonstration of
twirling the drum major baton.
Several students in the high school
home economics course are planning
to attend the home economics con
vention to be held at Arlington, Sun
day. Arrangements are in charge of
Miss Edythe Cupp, instructor.
Plans are already being made by
various departments in the school
for the students to participate in ex
hibitions at the Mid-Winter fair to
be held December 3 to 5.
Mt Cory School News
On Tuesday evening, Nov. 4, the
Public Speaking class will present
the play “Two Minutes to Go” by
Charles Quimby Burdette. The play
will be directed by Miss Olive Obee.
The senior class held a skating
party at the Green Mill rink in
Findlay on Wednesday evening.
All the seniors are anxiously
awaiting the proofs of their pictures
which were taken when they made
their annual trip to Tiffin, Monday.
During the afternoon the group en
joyed a theater party.
According to the recent plans all
juniors and seniors desiring to see
an Ohio State game, will do so Sat
urday, Nov. 8.
Mt. Cory’s colors are still flying
high as far as football goes. They
kept up their record by taking Lib
erty 39-7 Friday.
Forty-nine pupils in the Mt. Cory
School District were listed on the
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first six weeks honor roll. They were
First grade—Shirley Battles, Judith
Benroth, Kay Eileen Nonnamaker,
Ruth Eileen Nonnamaker, Janet Sites,
Billie Steinman, David Stuber.
Second grade—Doris Battles, Mar
ilyn Oberly, Kenneth Hamilton, Dale
Hector, Billy Morrison, Mary Alice
Third grade—Joan Green, Nora
Powell, John Rogers, Patsy Steiner,
Fourth grade—Vera Kempf, James
Pendell, Dorna Watkins.
Fifth grade—Howard Von Stein,
Dorothy Welty, Donna Hartman,
Richard Marquart, Carroll Neff.
Sixth grade—Bonnie Flora, Eleanor
Steiner, Suzanne Wooley.
The High School honor roll is as
Sventh grade—Elizabeth Cook, Wil
ma Hamilton, Rolland King, Paul
Eigthth Grade—Carol Henry, Irene
Marquart, Judith Montgomery, Ruth
Von Stein, Tom Woolley, Lois Albro,
Ninth grade—Robert Bowersox, and
Tenth grade—Jean Dukes, Norma
Montgomery, Pauline Simkins.
Eleventh grade—Carol Montgom
Twelfth grade—Wanda Montgom
ery, Myrtle Steinman, Edith Stuber.
Monks Pray and Steal
The 400 monks who live in the
Konkaling monastery in the Konka
Risumgongba mountains of Tibet
frequently replenish their larders
and relieve their monotonous peri
ods of prayer by holding up cara
vans and looting peaceful villages.
Separation of insect contamina
tions from mustard seeds, hulls from
beans, water-cress seeds from rice,
and shells from nut meats by elec
tro-static methods is being used ex
tensively by the food industry, ac
cording to Industrial and Engineer
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