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THURSDAY, DEC. 11, 1941
W ar which came unexpectedly but not looked for was uppermost in minds of Bluffton residents the first of the week. Bluffton took the new’s calmly as it has met other crises, with local administration officials, ex-service men and citizens generally standing by to do their part in the national emergency. With Christmas only two weeks in the offing mild weather still persists although in a somewhat modified form since the first of the week. Last Thursday with temperatures barely missing 70 degrees was the wannest December weather for more than fifty years. Last Saturday, Mrs. Ed Steiner of South Main street picked a bou quet of flowers in her garden and presented them to Marjorie Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Clark, who has been ill at the home of her parents on Grove street for the past year. Gilbert Fett, Bluffton hardware merchant is still enjoying fresh veg etables from his garden on South Main street. A. T. “Pude” Worthington, form er Bluffton motion picture impres ario, seems to be the handy man in the present national defense pro gram. Pude left a good job in the Douglas Aircraft factory in Los Angeles to come east last summer. Monday he received a wire from Douglas asking him to return, but he says he can’t do it as he is now busy helping out with the govern ment’s tank construction program in Lima. This is the story of the goat that came back home. Roger Murray gave his pet goat, “Cisco Kid” to Harold Kohli. Apparently the goat became homesick as it soon broke away from the Kohli home on West Elm street and headed back in the general direction of the Murray home on Thurman street. Being Saturday night it was attracted by the bright lights down town and took to wandering the streets in the north end of the business sec tion. Recognizing “Cisco Kid” as belonging in their neighborhood, FARM BUREAU INSURANCE Automobile—Fire—Life Consider these advantages: Farm Bureau Insurance provides full protection at reasonable rates and the best possible service to policyholders. Farm Bureau Insurance Services Paul E. Whitmer, Agent 245 W. Grove St.—Phone 350-W Bluffton, Ohio SAVE ON FOOD! cook EASfer- better Frigidaire REFRIGERATOR AND ELECTRIC RANGE Made only by General Motors 00 ~O~ SEE A DEMONSTRATION NOW C. F. NISWANDER Florence Biome, caught the animal which willingly followed her back to its old stamping grounds. Roger says that his Dad told him if Cisco is so anxious to get back home he might as well stay there permanent ly- A disappointed girl was Anna McGinnis who spent hours and hours rigging up her cleverly decorated wagon with two cats in for the pet parade Friday only to arrive too late. She was under the impres sion that the parade was to have started at the originally announced time of 2 o’clock instead of being moved up 15 minutes earlier. She forgot her grief when she and her cousin, Elizabeth Fisher of Pandora, went hunting later in the afternoon using BB guns as their weapons. David Stearns got a chance to demonstrate his first aid prowess at the Boy Scout meeting held in the Legion hall last Thursday night. They had just spent the evening demonstrating matters relating to first aid including what to do about a black eye. Just as they finished the demonstration David hit his head on the knee of assistant scout master Gene Benroth and got a beautiful shiner of gorgeous black and blue. First Aid, in the proper scouting technique, was immediately applied to the injured orb. All the neighbor cats are afraid of Fluff, the 11 pound Persian cat belonging to Frieda Martin, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Martin of West Elm street. Most of the cats will run when they see Fluff coming and none dare to pick a fight. Fluff loves to come into the house in this cold weather and climbs up on the screen to attract the attention of those inside. Arden Baker, personnel manager of the Triplett Co., recited the fol lowing poem at a meeting of the Bluffton High school teachers Mon day night after school. The poem was spoken by a jockey to the horse which he was riding. “Roses are Red Violets are Blue If you don’t win You’ll soon be glue.” The poem was given as an illus tration of the need for stimulation not only in industry but in other realms of endeavor. If the announcement of Japan’s attack on Hawaii electrified the adult population, you should have observed the effect on the school children Monday. Feeling on the matter ran so strongly that dis cussions had to be considerably calmed down, several instructors re ported. Missionary Returns On Liner “Acadia” With Survivors Of Nazi-sunk Freighter (Continued from page 1) not return to Africa with the family during their last three year term of service but has been attending Pan dora High school where he will graduate this spring. Their second son Roy, 10, returned from Africa with his parents. Arrive in Brooklyn Rev. Schutz and family arrived in Brooklyn, New York Saturday night, November 22 after a crossing of nearly a month’s duration, part of which was through submarine in fested waters. Ordinarily they would have returned about six months sooner but due to difficulties in booking passage they were not able to come until this time. Although originally a member of the Grace Mennonite church of Pandora, Rev. Schutz is working in the West African mission field under the board of the United Brethren in Christ. Due to the reaction of the tropics on the human system, fur loughs are arranged every three years instead of the longer periods of other climes. Lehigh Survivors In addition to 78 missionaries aboard the Acadia there were 44 survivors of the U. S. freighter Lehigh sunk by a torpedo from a Nazi U-boat 75 miles northwest of Freetown, main port of Sierra Leone. The freighter was torpedoed without warning about 9 o’clock in the morning of October 19 and sunk about an hour later without loss of life. Considerable publicity was given to the sinking of the Lehigh in view’ of the fact that the American public was provided with the first picture of a sinking boat carrying the American flag painted on the sides of the vessel. The current issue of the Life magazine carries pictures of the sinking. Mistaken for Acadia Some observers have pointed out that the German U-boat wras really waiting for the liner Acadia instead of the Lehigh. In her trip to Free town she w’as scheduled to pass al most the same point at the same time which the Lehigh was sunk. She W’as carrying 100 Pan American Airways technicians who w’ere pre paring to set up air bases for American made bombers ferried to Africa. The crew’ were in lifeboats for two days when they were picked up Girls of Ropp hail entertained the men of Lincoln hall at a “kid” party Saturday evening in the Ropp hall dining room. The occasion was the result of a challenge for the best decorated dormitory during Home coming festivities earlier in the year. Because Lincoln hall was declared the winner, the women were required to treat the men with a party. Many students dressed to suit the occa sion. Children’s games were played, and refreshments were served. Jntra-mural basketball started Fri day evening in the gymnasium. Both men and women participated in the program which is being sponsored by the two compus Varsity “B” organi zations. Six teams have been organ ized in the men’s division, with 38 men participating. Three teams have been selected for the women’s competition with 35 participating. Members of the faculty attended a banquet at Findlay college, Friday evening. This was the first of a series of annual meetings of the fac ulties of Findlay, Ohio Northern, and Bluffton colleges to promote more friendly relations betw’een the three schools. Similar dinners will be held on the other two campuses during the year. Dr. C. Henry Smith, professor of history, will discuss “The World Turned Round Again” on the weekly college broadcast from station WLOK in Lima, Thursday at 9:30 p. m. Laurence Burkhalter, violinst Paul A Red Cross program was held at an assembly meeting Tuesday afternoon. by a British destroyer and taken to Freetown where they were placed on the America bound Acadia, on which Rev. Schutz and family were sailing. Out of Freetown for a day and a night, the Acadia had a British escort to take them through the waters where recent sinkings by Nazi U-boats have occurred. Out side of frequent blackouts, there was nothing on the remainder of the voyage to remind them of war con ditions. Few Restrictions Thus far the war has not inter ferred any with the mission work in Sierra Leone. The only restrictions were those imposed on everyone in the country for personal safety. Much evidence of war activity is seen in Freetown, where the Schutzs lived while he was superintendent of the denomination’s mission work. The harbor is being used extensively by British merchant and war ships and is rapidly becoming one of the great harbors of the world, Rev. Schutz stated. In addition to cruisers, battleships and destroyers Rev. Schutz has seen such famous ships as the ill fated Ark Royal, British aircraft carrier, the Queen Mary and others. Enemy planes have flown over Freetown on several occasions and in one instance one was shot down. Mission Emphasizes Changing A changing emphasis in the modern mission picture is to go be yond evangelism and to set up a definite program of social and health improvement, it was stated by Rev. Schutz. The present pro gram of the denomination’s mission activity includes: evangelism, medi cine, education, industry and crafts and agricultural education. A native church is started by an itinerant evangelist and is followed by a Bible teacher. When enough interest is shown to establish a church the educational and medical programs are brought along to supplement the religious instruction, Rev. Schutz pointed out. The denomination has 1,000 preaching places, 73 schools, 32 or ganized churches and three hospital dispensaries. Rev. Schutz has spec ialized largely in the educational phase of the denomination’s mission Bluffton College Notes Bluffton High School Notes Discussion of the war overshadow ed all other topics, even basketball, among the students of the high school this week. Students were seen in small groups discussing various phases of the war and com menting on its implications to Unit ed States. Many of the classes spent considerable time in discussing the war and the latest news flashes. Arden Baker, personnel manager of the Triplett Co., addressed the regular meeting of the Bluffton High school faculty Monday night after school. He spoke on reactions of industry to the type of student be ing sent from the high schools to the factory. Generally employers are looking for workers with in telligence, cooperative attitude, alert ness, intelligence, character, toler ance, ability to maintain sustained effort and reliability, the speaker stated. The plant usually finds that farm boys turn out to be the best workers largely because of their ex periences in hard work and co operative activity on the farm. THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON. OHIO ine Sprunger, soprano and Gene Weed, tenor, will also be presented at that time. This will be the sixth in a series of thirteen broadcasts from the college. 0 Bert Smucker has been chosen to represent the Bluffton college Y. W. and Y. M. C. A.’s at the National Conference of Student Christian as sociations to be held at Miami uni versity, Oxford, from December 27 to January 3. Representatives from student organizations from all parts of the United States will meet at this conference. They will discuss and plan for a greater Christian faith, for Christian social reconstruc tion, and for direction of the Chris tian movement. A preparatory’ con ference to the Miami conference was held at Heidelberg college December 7, to discuss fundamental questions of the Christian faith. Lucia Gries er, Mary Alice Howe, Ruth Mayer, Robert Wagner, Royal Thomas, and Bert Smucker attended from Bluff ton. A joint meeting of the Bluffton college Y. W. and Y. M. C. A. mem bers will be held in the College chap el at 7:30 p. m., Wednesday evening, Dec. 10. An international Christmas program will be presented. The Y. W. C. A. will hold its Christmas party on December 17, in the Ropp hall lobby. At that time, members of the organization will wrap and distribute Christmas gifts to needy families, as a feature of the social action committee, headed by Miss Frances Beckenbach, sophomore. The Hi-Y club, under the direction of Norman Beidler, president, was in charge of the Parent-Teachers association meeting held at the high school cafeteria Tuesday night. In anticipation of the first home basketball game of the season with Bucyrus Rural High school this Wednesday night the first basketball pep meeting was held Wednesday morning. A recommendation was received this week by Prin. Gerhard Buhler from state fire officials that all doors must ba closed in the building at fire drills. The doors should be open only long enough to permit the pupils to pass out of the building. In case of actual fire open doors would create a draft and cause the blaze to burn even more intensely, it was pointed out. Alice Santschi will be in charge of sales of the student edition of the Readers Digest. The following motion pictures will be shown in the high school science and social science classes: The Life of Plants, Washington, Shrine of American Patriotism. program and has had considerable administrative responsibility. The country abounds in wild animals and mosquitoes and oc casionally members of the mission stations enjoy hunting, although fre quently while doing the itinerant church work the opportunity comes very suddenly. The more common animals include elephants, rhinocer ous, hippopotamus, leopard, civet cat, buffalo, antelope and hyena. Recent improvement prices for dairy cows is reflected in the report of H. E. Denlinger, fieldman for the Guernsey Breeders Association, which shows an average of $172 per head for purebreds in four consignment sales, as compared with an average of $146 per head at similar sales in 1940. Of the United States total of $9, 637,00 worth of food stamps used in September, $2,510,000 was spent in the Midwest. Of each food stamp dollar spent 18.4 cents went for eggs, 20.4 cents for cereal products, 32 cents for vegetables including potatoes, and 26.9 cents for fruits. Pork and but ter were not on the surplus list that month. Francis Basinger, D. D. S. Evan Basinger, D. D. S. Telephone 271-W Bluffton, Ohio in Station WLOK Every Wednesday at 7 p. m. "Fun With Music" featuring SIGMUND SPAETH The Tune Detective Sponsored by Zender’s Music Store Everything in Music 302 N. Main St. Lima, Ohio Bluffton cage followers will have their first opportunity of the season to see Bluffton High and Bluffton college fives in action on the home court in games scheduled for the next week. Bluffton High will make its first Bluffton appearance against Bucyrus Rural this Wednesday night on the high school court, after which the College Cagers Lose Two Games Meeting two of the most power ful college quintets in the state, Bluffton college cagers suffered a pair of one-sided defeats in games played last week. In their season opener last Wed nesday, the Beavers were trounced by Bowling Green, at that place, 53 to 28. Playing Toledo University Rockets at Toledo on Friday night, Bluffton went down to a 77 to 26 defeat. Bowling Green put a giant team on the floor against the Beavers, eight of the first 10 men on the Faison squad being more than six feet in height. At Toledo it was simply a case of too much power, after Bluffton had stayed within four points of the Rockets during the first 10 minutes. After that time the Toledo crew went into high gear, and at half time the winners were out in front, 36 to 19. Toledo’s team this year is sup posed to be the best in the history of the school, and the outfit lived up to expectations in the game with Bluffton. Bob Gerber, star center of the team, rolled up a 23 point total and Quinn, a forward, tallied 19 points. Lehman, with seven points, was high for Bluffton. Pirates Off Form, Lose To Lima South Unable to connect on shots from the floor, Bluffton High cagers failed to match a blistering Lima South last-half assault and the Pirates went down td defeat in the Tiger gymnasium last Friday night by a score of 40 to 23. Altho off form, the Dillermen man aged to stay within striking distance of the Lima team during the first half. In the second quarter, par ticularly, the Bluffton defense ap peared to be tightening as Lima was held to five points, and the Pirate offense at the same time rolled seven points thru the hoop. It was the only time in the con test, however, that the locals held the advantage, and South’s early TyearisYou his no time Bluffton High, Bluffton College Cagers To Play First Home Games eet America's to settle for last ’s features in the car you buy. want a car that’s really fresh and new for you may have to stay pleased with your choice a lot longer than usual. So when you choose, remember this for '42 Ford has the most real improvements in its price class! For improvements, for thrilling new beauty, for a choice of 6 or 8 cylinder power ... choose Ford for ’42! 4*-x A REPORT ON DEFENSE WELL WORTH READING Pirates will rest until Dec. 19 when their sihedule calls for them to play Ada at that place. After meeting Ohio Northern at Ada this Thursday night, Bluffton college cagers will appear at home for the first time when they tangle with Kent State, next Monday night The game will be played in the high school gymnasium. lead was maintained all the way. Bluffton’s offensive strength was a complete reversal of the opening game a week ago against Vaughns ville when the crew rolled up a total of 47 points. Against South, eight players were unable to connect with any degree of accuracy from the floor, and sta tistics show the team was successful on only five of 63 field goal attempts. A further handicap was the fact that center Bob Cooney was out of the lineup with an ankle injury. South held an 11 to 6 lead at the close of the first quarteer the half time score was 16 to 13, with South in the van at the third quarter Bluffton was trailing, 27 to 16. Archer, South’s towering center, did some fine work for the Tigers under the boards, scoring 16 points during the evening. Smith, South guard, w’as second high scorer, garn ering nine points. Beidler w’as top man in the Bluff ton offense w’ith eight points, and Howre got fiive. Pirate Seconds Win Over South Bluffton High reserves played stel lar ball last Friday night in the Lima South gymnasium to win their second game of the season as they dow'ned the South second-stringers, 43 to 25. It was a close ball game for three quarters, but Bluffton pulled aw’ay to a commanding decision with a w’hirlwind fourth-session attack that netted 18 points. Bluffton 2nds Fritchie, f.................... 4 4 12 Schmidt, f.................... ... 2 3 7 Loganbill, c.................. 0 1 1 Deppler, c. .......... ... 5 1 11 Gratz, g. .... _............... 0 1 1 Klassen, g.................... ... 0 0 0 Burkholder, g............... 4 1 9 Zimmerly, g. ........... ... 1 0 2 Totals ...................... .16 11 43 South Reserves .......... 9 7 25 The 1,826 members of Ohio herd improvement associations in October sold 279 cow’s for beef and 230 others for replacements in dairy herds. During the same month, the members bought 15 purebred bulls. FORD MEN and facilities are plunged into the task of handling more than a dozen big defense jobs. Ford meth ods of mass production are helping to speed the output of equipment for Uncle Sam. At the Ford Rouge Plant, Navy recruits, Army officers, and aircraft apprentices are receiv ing needed technical training. 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Miss Dorotha Beltz, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stalzer of Findlay were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Beltz. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dean and son of Findlay were Thursday evenr ing supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Wilson and family. Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Peterson spent Thursday evening with Mr. and Mrs. George Wittenmyer and daughter Inez and Mr. and Mrs. Lovell Smith and family. Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Forsyth and Ruth and Lola Moon visited relatives in Ft. Wayne, Ind., over the week end. H. L. Sines of Newark John Bur ton and Gene Warner of Findlay were recent callers on Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Conard and family. Mrs. Ella McClelland spent Sun day w’ith Mr. and Mrs. George San derson of Ada. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Steinman and son Larry Dean of Findlay w’ere Wednesday evening callers on Mr. and Mrs. Carl Smith. News Want-ads bring results. MUNSON R. BIXEL, M. D. Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. M. 1-3 P. M. 7-8 P. M. Office, 118 Cherry St. Phone 120-F Bluffton, O. D. C. BIXEL, O.D. GORDON BIXEL, O.D. 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