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Bluffton High gridders kept their
1941 record unblemished last Thurs
day night under the Harmon field
lights as they bested St. Marys,
12 to 6, in their sixth game of the
season.
St. Marys put up a stubborn bat
tle thruout the contest, and in con
trast Bluffton appeared to have dif
ficulty in getting its customary high
powered scoring attack working.
An injury to Fred Herrmann,
first-string fullback and passing ace
of the Pirates, further hindered
Dillermen’s attack.
In yardage gained, the Bluffton
team had a marked superiority as
they chalked up 188 yards by lush
ing and 110 more on completed
passes. This gave the Pirates a
total net gain of 298 yards in com
parison with 142 made by St.
Marys.
However, the locals experienced
more trouble than usual in convert
ing yardage into downs, and the
team was held to its second lowest
score of the year.
For their first touchdown, the
Dillennen staged a spectacular 66
yard march that started on their
own 34. Klassen picked up three
yards on a reverse but St. Marys
was off-sides and Bluffton accepted
the penalty. Schmidt then ham
mered over tackle for six yards and
a first down.
On the next play, Schmidt picked
up five yards on a half-spinner, and
he then got one more on a naked
reverse to the left. Herrmann’s pass
to Cooney was good for a first down
on the St. Mary’s 41, and Howe
racked up another as he broke over
left guard for a 14-yard- gain.
Schmidt’s shovel pass to Klassen
gave Bluffton a three yard gain, and
Schmidt added four more on a half
spinner. Bluffton was offside on
the next play, but Herrmann passed
to Schmidt on the St. Mary’s 12 for
another first down.
Schmidt gained six yards over
tackle, and Herrmann then picked
up two more on a fake pass play.
He was hurt in the pileup, however,
and was removed from the game.
Howe was stopped for no gain on
the third down, but Schmidt power
ed his way to the one-yard line and
a first down.
On the first down of the new
series, Loganbill knifed thru the
line for the touchdown. Cooney’s
place kick was wide.
After going scoreless in the sec
ond quarter, the Pirates broke into
the touchdown column again at the
opening of the second half
Howe returned the opening kickoff
to the Bluffton 37 then went 11
yards over center on the first play
for a first down. Schmidt gained-
St. Marys, 12-6, For Fifth Victory
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six over tackle Loganbill picked up
two over center, and Howe then
drove thru the line for five and an
other first down.
With a first down on the St.
Mary’s 39, Schmidt started off tackle,
cut back and went fo! a touchdown.
Cooney’s place kick again was wide.
A fourth down fumble in the last
quarter that gave the visitors the
ball on Bluffton’s 14, set up St.
Marys’ touchdown. It took four
plays and a five-yard penalty against
Bluff tqn_ to. result in the score.
Bluffton came right back with re
newed zest following the score and
1 marched from their own 31 to the
St. Marys 15 when the closing gun
cut the game short.
Bluffton lineup: Cooney, left end
Weiss, left tackle Deppler, left
guard Herrmann, center Burkhold
er, right guard R. Gratz, right
tackle Stratton, right end Howe,
quarterback Schmidt, left half
Klassen, right half, and F. Herr
mann, fullback.
Bluffton substitutions: Amstutz
for Deppler Klay for Burkholder
J. Gratz for center Crouse for
Howe Beidler for Klassen, and Lo
ganbill for F. Herrmann.
Beggar's Night Is
New Celebration
Bluffton residents have been greet
ed in recent evenings by the appear
ance of masked Halloweeners who
knock at the door seeking a hand
out of food.
Usually the verse “Tonight—to
night’s beggar’s night open up and
give us a bite.” The proper pro
cedure is for the resident to feed
the youngsters with cookies, candy,
or some other morsel.
Generally Bluffton residents are
glad to cooperate with this type of
activity but resent any attempt to
desroy propery or malivious activity
of any nature.
Very few destructive acts have
been reported to the police so far
who with special deputies have been
well able to take care of the situa
tion.
Medals and Decorations
A service medal is given to all
American soldiers who honorably
participate in some campaign, ir
respective of the value of their in
dividual services. A decoration is
an insignia of honor for some indi
vidual act or service. A badge shows
qualification in some military sub
ject. Authorized army decorations
are the following: the Medal of Hon
or the Distinguished Service Cross
the Distinguished Service Medal
the Oak-Leaf Cluster and the Cita
tion Star.
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Bluffton college’s pent-up desire
for victory burst its bounds last
Saturday afternoon as the Beavers
trounced Ashland, 26 to 0, in the
Ashland Homecoming at that place.
It was the second time this year
that the Beavers have made a good
showing against Ohio Conference
teams, the other occasion being a
6 to 6 tie with Capital university.
In running up the one-sided score
against Ashland last Saturday, the
Burckymen dominated play during
the entire course of the game, and
once scoring ice was broken in the
second quarter, the Beavers had clear
sailing,
A successful pass, Graham to
Soash, took the oval to the four
yard line early in the second quar
ter and set up Bluffton’s first touch
down. From that point Graham
hammered thru the line to score, but
Bluffton failed to convert.
Injuries will cripple both Bluffton
High and Bluffton college grid teams
this week in traditional contests
with Wapakoneta High and Findlay
college outfits.
Bluffton High will make its last
home appearance of the season in a
game here Friday night at Harmon
field, and the local collegians are
scheduled to meet Findlay at Find
lay on the same night.
Much of Bluffton High’s hopes to
repeat as champion of the Western
Buckeye grid league hinges on de
feating Wapakoneta’s strong aggre
gation when the teams clash here.
Bluffton will use a revamped at
tack for the game because of the
loss of Fred Herrmann, fullback
and passing ace of the Dillermen,
who received a wrenched knee in the
St. Marys contest last week.
Russ Gratz likely will be shifted
from tackle to the fullback spot for
the critical tilt with Wapakoneta.
At present Bluffton and Van Wert
are leading the Western Buckeye
race, each having two wins and one
tie. Wapakoneta, with only one
game remaining, can improve its
standing if the team defeats Bluff
ton. So far the Indians have lost
Lutheran Church Will
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In the third period, the Beavers
tallied again when Swank inter
cepted an Ashland pass near midfield
and raced unmolested across the
goal line. For the second time, the
attempt at conversion was unsuc
cessful.
Two more touchdowns came in the
fourth quarter. Sommers intercepted
an Ashland pass and went all the
way to the Ashland 13 before he
was downed. Graham then pegged
a perfect pass to Soash that the
lanky end lugged across for the
third score.- Hunsberger's place kick
was good for the extra point.
Shortly after, Graham scored the
final touchdown on a 12-yard run
after the Beavers had worked the
ball into threatening position again.
Soash’s place kick netted the addi
tional point, and the Beavers had
won, 26 to 0.
only to Bellefontaine and Van Wert.
Bluffton college also is beset by in
juries as the deadline nears for its
traditional tilt with the Big Orange
team of Findlay college at that
place, Friday night.
Dick Wenger, spunky Beaver full
back, was lost to the Burckymen for
the rest of the season when he suf
fered a leg injury at Ashland.
The Bluffton backfield situation is
further complicated by the fact that
Hunsberger, an end, who was the
logical man to shift to the fullback
post, is in the hospital with a boil
infection and likely will not be able
to play Friday.
Bluffton and Findlay each racked
up their first victories of the sea
son last week when the. Beavers
trounced Ashland 26 to 0, and Find
lay beat Hillsdale, 38 to 6.
Both teams appear about equal in
strength on the basis of the season’s
showing thus far, altho Findlay has
a marked superiority in replace
ments, and Bluffton must depend
largely on a crew turning in an
iron-man performance if the locals
are to gain a victory in the annual
renewal of competition betweeen the
two traditional foes.
“They Shall Hunger No More” also
by Gaul.
Dr. Miley, who resides in Columbus
is known as a forceful speaker and
an outstanding pulpit orator. He was
elected president of the synod at Cin
cinnati last May for a four year term.
Presiding at the organ during the
services Sunday will be Mrs. Walter
Stratton, church organist. Rev. Har-
mony will serve as liturgist for the
service.
Started in 1873
The history of the present Bluffton
church goes back to nearly 70 years
ago when the Fluff ton English Evan
gelical Lutheran church effected an
organization on March 2, 1873 with
10 charter members. These were:
Mr. and Mrs. William Lewis, Mr. and
Mrs. C. N. McBride, Mr. and Mrs.
David Etter, Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
Richards, C. D. Huff and John Conrad.
At the 27th annual convention of
the Wittenb, synod held in Galion,
August 27 1 September 2 in 1873,
formal appl .: :n for admission to
the synod v ade by the Bluffton
church under the leadership of the
pastor, Rev. F. A. Matthis, who was
missionary pastor at West Cairo.
Accompanying this application was
request that the Bluffton charge
would be associated with the West
Cairo mission in a pastorate.
Church Started
The application was granted and
one year later the Zoll congregation
was added. This arrangement con
tinued until 1890 when West Cairo
withdrew and associated with the
Lima congregation, leaving Bluffton
and Zoll’s to constitute a parish.
This arrangement continued for
sometime when in 1911, Zoll’s pastor
ate joined with Arlington. At this
time the synod joined Bluffton with
the North Findlay pastorate.
Pastors of the local church were as
follows:
Rev. F. A. Matthis—1873 to 1875.
Rev. E. K. Baker—1875 to 1878.
Rev. G. E. Harsh—1879 to 1883.
Rev. G. M. Garau—1883 to 1884.
Rev. E. C. Jessup—-1885 to 1887.
Rev. J. M. Dustman—1888 to 1890.
Rev. D, U. Bair—1890 to 1893.
Rev Eli s Minte”—1894 to i896.
Rev. A. C. Martin—1896 to 1901.
Rev. Ira Briner—1902 to 1903.
Rev. W. P. Rilling—1903 to 1906.
Rev. E. Ray Richards—1907 to 1909
Rev. P. B. Fasold—1909 to 1911.
Rev. A. A. Hundley, D. D.—1912
[to 1926.
Rev. W. F. Schake—1927 to 1933.
Rev. W. L. Harmony—1933 to pres
[ent.
Much of the responsibility for plan
ning the present improvement rests
1 with the church council which consists
of the following members: M. M.
Bogart, Cal Balmer, A. L. Baumgart
I ner, Jesse Stratton, Harold Beals,
Noah Basinger, Sindney Huber Har
old Beals is Sunday School superin
tendent.
The public is invited to attend the
services Sunday night.
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Mr. Henry says
Ohio Is Easy State In
Which To Get Divorce
(Continued from page 1)
the judge stated. The contracting
parties must not be nearer than sec
ond cousins in blood relationship.
Doctor’s Certificate
In applying for licenses it is ne
cessary to state place and date of
birth and the name and birthplace
of the parents. New regulations re
quire that before applying for license
that a specimen of blood must be
submitted to health authorities to
determine the presence of syphilis.
The physician then fills out the cer
tificate which must be presented at
the time of application for the li
cense.
The license must then be used
within 60 days. After the issuance
of the license there must be a wait
of 5 to 30 days until the marriage,
the length of time being decided by
the presiding official.
Common law marriage is still
recognized in this state, although it
is an arrangement used more by the
indigent classes, the judge stated.
The law recognizes a marriage as
a permanent union when two people
live together and call themselves
man and wife even though there
has been no marriage ceremony.
The confusion in this arrangement
has caused a number of states to
abolish common-law marriages.
Father’s Obligation
A father is required by law to
support his children and should he
die the mother is obligated to the
same responsibility. In case of di
vorce the father’s obligation to his
children continues until the mother
remarries.
One of the great difficulties in
marriage and divorce from the
standpoint of the law has been the
utter lack of uniformity of mar
riage and divorce laws in the var
ious states.
Some states permit no divorce.
Others allow divorce for numerous
reasons. New York permits divorce
only for the ground of adultery while
New Hampshire has 14 grounds.
Some states will permit a girl to
marry at the age of 12 and others
at 18.
Uniform marriage and divorce
laws could be secured by constitu
tional amendment. Senator Capper
of Kansas has been working for
many years for this type of legis
lation.
Pleasant Hill
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Brauen and
family called Sunday evening at the
Walter Garmatter home.
Mrs. Jay Harris and Mrs. Stella
Locher called Thursday afternoon on
Mrs. Lily Fett and Nellie Huber.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Winegardner
and family were Sunday evening
dinner guests at the Geo. Huber
home.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hess and
family were Sunday visitors of Mrs.
Lily Fett and Nellie Huber. John
Huber called in the afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Zimmerman
and daughter were Sunday guests
in the Harold Bassett home. H. P.
Zimmerman spent Sunday with his
daughter and family.
MisS Kay Gene Lugibihl spent
Saturday and Sunday with her
grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Lugibihl and family. Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Lugibihl were Sunday visi
tors.
Past week callers at the Lyman
Barnes home were: Mrs. Myron Da
vis, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Traucht,
Mrs. Mae Weaver, S. H. Barnes and
son Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. John Motter,
Mr. and Mrs. Clate Scoles, Rev. and
Mrs. Webster, Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Wingate and Janice, Tom Alguire,
Mrs. Smith and daughters Alice and
Marie, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Welty
and daughter, Mrs. Paul Miller, Mrs.
Grace McBane, Beatrice, Jennie and
Mildred Obenour, Mr. and Mrs. Em
mitt Turner and son and Mrs. How
ard Turner and daughter Marie.
Sunday visitors in the Mrs. Cora
Huber home were: Miss Martha Jo
Emerick, Marjorie Yoakum, Mr. and
Mrs. Dave Holman and Mrs. Paul
Winegardner and children.
Mrs. Orton Stratton called Mon
day evening on Mrs. Cora Huber.
Auto President Doesn’t Drive
The Nashville Automobile club en
ters its 1940 president, Will T.
Cheek, as unique among executives
of motor clubs. Mr. Cheek does not
drive a car.
Drilling Unnecessary
A chemical to dissolve the decayed
part of a tooth has,been produced by
Soviet chemists, who claim it makes
drilling unnecessary.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Amstutz and
WHAT’S DOING IN
SPORTS
FOOTBALL
Friday night—Biuffton High School Pirates versus
Wapakoneta High at Harmon Field, 8 p. m.
Friday night—Bluffton College Beavers vs Findlay
College at Donnell Stadium, Findlay, 8:15 p. m.
TEAM STANDINGS
Team W Pts. Opts
Bluffton High 5 0 1 144 19
Bluffton College 13 1 32 102
For the second time this
year with
a critical Western Buckeye league
game coming up, Bluffton High must
go into the tilt with one of its back
field stars shelved by injuries..........
Fred Herrmann will not be in uniform
for the Pirates when they tackle Wa
pakoneta here Friday night, and his
loss at fullback will be a severe blow
to the locals who have depended on
his accurate passing for much of their
success so far this year... .Herrmann
received a wrenched knee in a game
wdth St. Marys last Thursday that
threatens to keep him out of the
lineup for the rest of the season....
Bluffton was faced by a similar sit
uation when the Pirates played Van
Wert’s strong aggregation here eariy
in October with Pete Schmidt out of
the lineup... .That time they rose to
the occasion and played one of tftFlr
best games of the season to battle the
much larger Cougars to a 7 to 7 tie..
The Pirates need a victory over Wa
pakoneta this week to remain in the
thick of the fight for the league title.
Something unusual in the way of
pre-game promotion greeted the
Bluffton College Beavers when they
arrived at Ashland college last Sat
urday for their contest with the grid
ders of that place.. .Wetween two of
the trees on the Ashland campus had
been constructed a giant dam, and
above it waved a sign, “Dam the
Beavers”. .Incidentally, Bluffton won
26 to 0....
Bobby Graham, of Lima, qualifies
hands down as Bluffton college’s hard
luck champion of the year... .Against
Capital Graham broke free and
streaked 65 yards for a touchdown
that was nullified by a clipping pen
alty against Bluffton... .Last week at
Ashland he lost two more scores on
touchdown runs of 85 and 20 yards
because of penalties... .Despite that
handicap, however, he scored two
touchdowns that were permitted to
stand in the record book..........Dick
Wenger also comes in for his share
of hard-luck every year... .Last seas
on h? w’as injured in the fifth game
of the year... .Against Ashland last
Saturday the fifth game this season
he received leg injury that will
bench him for the remainder of the
season....
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Wapakoneta is another team over
which Bluffton High has a marked
advantage in all-time play..........The
Pirates have won nine of 13 games,
losing three and tieing one....Total
points are 180 for Bluffton, 86 for
Wapakoneta..........Last year Bluffton
was victorious, 32 to 12, but Wapa
koneta won in 1938 and 1939, both by
6to 0 scores.
SIDE GLANCES
After trailing 7 to 0 at the half,
Van Wert’s Cougars stayed neck to
neck with Bluffton in a tie for the
leadership in Western Buckeye league
by coming from behind and beating
Wapakoneta last week, 14 to 7... .De
fiance college, opponents of Bluffton
in the Beaver’s last game of the seas
on, topped Ashland college two weeks
ago, 26 to 7... .Bluffton won over the
same team, 26 to 0....Mt. Cory re
mained tied with Arlington and Mt.
Blanchard as pace-setters in the Han
cock county league with a 19 to 0 vic
tory over Rawson at Mt. Cory last
week....The Green and White team
has won four games and tied one....
Findlay High smeared Lima Central,
27 to 6 in a game at Findlay....
Chinese Cooking Year
In the Sixth century, Chinese chefs
had their own cooking “year” in
which there were five “months.”
One was dedicated to sweet cakes,
the second to soup, the third to
vegetables, the fourth to fish and
the fifth to meats.
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SHORTHORN
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49 Lots of Extra Choice
Shorthorns
Tues., Nov. 4
Sale Barn, Col. Grove
at 1 p. m.
Catalog on request.
Columbus Grove District
Shorthorn Breeders Assn.
Sale Manager, Orval Benroth
Columbus Grove, Ohio
25 $1.49

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