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Dr. Merle Schwartz, Mennonite Missionary, Pictured on Nazi Ship Dresden Berlin Sends 800 Confiscated Pictures of Sinking to State Department Bluffton College Graduate, Zamzam Survivor, Pictured In Life Magazine Life on the Dresden, German cruise ship carrying the 138 Ameri can survivors of the sunken Egyp tian liner Zamzam, was "hard, dirty and degrading”, according to the photographic essay of the sinking published in the Cui rent issue of the Life magazine. In the various pictures of the sinking and life aboard the prison ship are two in which Dr. Merle Schwartz, Bluffton college graduate in the class of 1933, is pictured. Dr. Schwartz, a Mennonite mission ary enroute to Africa at the time of the sinking, was in Bluffton dur ing the latter part of August to ad dress a session of the national con ference of Defenseless Mennonites held at the Bluffton High school gymnasium. Easily Identified Dr. Schwartz appears prominently in one picture* seated alone on a bench engaged in some type of close work. He is easily identified by the initials MS showing plainly on his Bhorts. He is also plainly identified as one of the group of 127 men liv CHOICE OF SMOKERS $1.25 Sturdy construction and smart styling, bale handle, chrome top and piated trim. SPRING & MATTRESS $22.00 All cotton filled mattress, full size and thickness, tempered all steel coil springs. CUSHION BACK CHAIR $34.50 Luxurious lounge chair of superior construction, upholst ered in green and gold. Tops in appearance and comfort. ELECTRIC CLOCKS An unusual selection in elec tric clocks including models which strike hour and half hour. Also the new electric neon clocks. ing in "hatch No. 22 of the ‘Dres den’.” Although the sinking occurred on April 17, the pictures are being pub lished just now because the German Propaganda Ministry has held them back until this time. One of the photographers of the Lima magazine was aboard the Zamzam when she was shelled and sunk without warn ing by the Nazi raider Tamesis. 800 Pictures Sent Over 1,500 pictures were exposed and confiscated by Nazi authorities and were never expected to be seen again by the photographer. Last week 800 of the negatives arrived at the U. S. state department in Washington from the Propaganda ministry in Berlin. At the present time Dr. and Mrs. Schwartz are working in a Chicago hospital, as both are trained medical workers. They have expressed a de sire to the Congo Mission board to be returned to the field and are awaiting the opportunity. War con ditions, however, may necessitate a change in the plans, it was pointed out. Also on the sunken Egyptian boat Zamzam and the German cruiser Dresden was Mrs. George Belknap, formerly Miss Marguerite Ford, a former Bluffton resident. With Mrs. Belknap was'her husband and their one and one-half year old daughter. Enroute to African Congo Dr. Schwartz was accompanied by his bride of recent months and was enroute to the Mukedi mission sta SCATTER RUGS $2.58 Choice of new, attractive all over patterns in deep colors. Rich, thick wool faced pile. ROOM SIZE RUG $29.50 Good sturdy quality floral patterns, richly best colors, size 9 by I IJ tion in the African Congo. Most of the passengers aboard the ship were Protestant and Catholic missionaries. Also in the group were young Americans who had vol unteered to drive ambulances for the Free French in Africa and tobacco buyers from the Carolinas. Charles Murphy, editor of the Fortune maga zine also one of the survivors, was delegated leader by the imprisoned group. The ship sailed from Pernambuco, Brazil, on what was thought to be the last lap of the journey to begin mission work in the Congo. Six days later the officers were seen busily scanning the horizon and a few min utes later the ship started back for South America at full speed. Trouble Sensed Although no information was giv en out by the officers everyone was certain that something was wrong. Three days later on April 17 at 10 minutes to 6 o’clock in the morning the ship was overtaken by the Nazi raider Tamesis and the first shell hit the ship. Everyone was awakened by the impact of the shell but did not re alize what the trouble was until the second shell hit. On deck the floor was covered with debris and the air was filled with the odor of gun powder. There was little confusion and everyone took to the lifeboats calmly. The passengers were taken on to the Nazi raider Tamesis and were given hot tea and thin gruel. The Nazi sailors were seeen removing baggage, food, liquor, mattresses and supplies from the Zamzam. Sunk with Time Bombs By mid-afternoon the job was com I Chinese fringed, 12 feet. WING BACK CHAIR $24.50 Channel back with wings and roll arms, covered in a small figured brocatelle, choice of colors. CEDAR CHEST $20.50 One of the many beautiful styles, walnut veneers with thick, red cedar heartwood lining LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAIN $9.95 Here’s something to thrill any boy. Large, handsome engine with train of cars. See it in operation here. $12.50 Selected stock with unusually well finished spool turns. Heavy and luxurious looking. THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON, OHIO pleted and the passengers were per mitted to witness the final sinking of the Zamzam with time bombs. At mid-night the passengers were trans ferred from the Tamesis to the Dres den, which was their home for five weeks. Most of the pictures shown in the present issue of the Life magazine were taken during the stay on the Dresden. The women and children lived in small cabins and the men were placed in a large hold. Finally Spain was sighted and the Ameri cans were taken off at Biarritz on the Sea of Biscay. The Britishers were made prisoners. The group was then sent by train to Lisbon, Portugal, where they later embarked on a boat bound for the United States. The trip back to this country proved to be uneventful but very restful, according to Dr. Schwartz. 15,000 More May Register In Draft More than 15,000 Allen county men will be affected if Congress passes the proposed bill calling for registration between the ages of 18 and 65 for war duty. If women should be included in the registration, the figure would be boosted to 38,000. It is estimated Allen county has 47,310 residents between the ages of 18 and 64. Of this total, 23,986 are males and the remaining 23,324 fe males. Nearily 9,000 of the men already are registered under the selective service act, covering men from 21 to 35. JENNY LIND BED DINETTE SET FURNITURE STORE J. Irvin Steiner, of Columbus, formerly of Bluffton and son of E. P. Steiner of this place has been i J. Irvin Steiner named as one of four deputy state supervisors to administer Ohio’s Remains Are Brought Here For Interment $3.98 Double ter fly golden drop leaves with but wings, straddle legs, maple finish. GUEST CHAIR $6.75 Walnut finish hardwood frame large size, seat and back cov ered in velour. $24.95 Smartly styled stainless porce lain top table, with handy cut lery drawer and four chairs. Former Bluffton Man To Aid In Administering New Dairy Law Remains of Mrs. Katie Mae Zim merman, 49, of Fostoria, a native of Bluffton, were brought here Tuesday afternoon for interment in Maple Grove cemetery. Her death occurred at Robinwood hospital, Toledo, Satur day night. Heart disease was the cause. Mrs. Zimmerman will be remem bered here as the former Katie Trice, BUTTERFLY TABLE new milk law which goes into effect the first of January. Steiner is a graduate of Ohio State university, specializing in dairy tech nology and has had wide experience in that field. Work of the deputy inspectors will be to inspect weighing, sampling and esting practises in milk and cream receiving stations and records and reports required from dealers and to assist producers and dealers to conform with the law. Their visits will be unscheduled. Under the new Ohio milk law it will be illegal for any weigher, sampler, tester- or dealer to operate without a license after January 1. In addition to Steiner, three other deputy state supervisors are Chris Jensen, Bellefontaine Chas. Little ton, Kenton, and Harry Stevens, New Concord. They will work under direction of state supervisor W. B. Wood of Columbus. of this place. Her father, the late Daniel Trice operated a livery stable here about forty-five years ago. Funeral services were held Tues day afternoon at the Fostoria Meth odist church of which she was a member. She was born in Bluffton Novem ber 27, 1892. She married Ezra Zimmerman in Columbus Giove, April 8, 1910, and resided in Fos toria for the past 25 years. Surviving are her husband a son, Maxwell Zimmerman, of Fostoria a CABINET SMOKER $5.25 Roomy, metal lined humidor, expensive looking, selected walnut veneer or mahogany. KNEEHOLE DESK $24.50 Large top 44X22 inches, solid paneled sides and interiors. Seven drawers. WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC ROASTER $29.95 Here’s something every woman will treasure—something she will use every day—it’s handy, efficient, economical. Get it for Christmas. THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 1941 daughter, Mrs. Paul E. Rhoads, Co lumbus her mother, Mrs. Sarah Trice, Columbus Grove a sister, Mrs. Adda Owens, Ft. Wayne, Ind. three brothers, Elba and Logan Trice, both of Columbus Grove, and A. D. Trice, Detroit, and two half-brothers, Earl Luke, Walters, Okla., and S. F. Trice, Lima. Farm Meetings To Study Production Planning to do their share in the nation’s defense program, Allen county farmers are attending a se ries of meetings to study ways of increasing production. First of the series was a session on increased egg and poultry produc tion held last Monday in Memorial hall at Lima. Next meeting will be Monday, Dec. 29, at the same place, with Howard Davison, agricultural exten sion specialist in hogs at Ohio State university, speaking on “Pork Pro duction as a Part of the Defense Program”. Using farm account records will be discussed Friday afternoon, Jan uary 2, and in the evening a talk will be given on “The Farmer and Income Taxes”. Other meetings are scheduled for January 7, “Probable Effects of the War on American Agriculture”, and January 9, “Increased Dairy Pro duction”. County agricultural agent George Everhart, Knox county, says woodlot pasture is not needed by Ohio farm ers who improve portions of their permanent or rotation pasture lands. NEW STYLE LAMPS $1.98 Vase style bases in ivory, blue, green or yellow pottery. Shades decorated to match. KNICK-KNACK TABLE $11.75 Three shelves for books or ornaments. END TABLES $1.79 One of many attractive new styles in walnut, mahogany or maple finish. Well built. Revere Ware Copper clad stainless steel— something different in cooking utensils. They last a lifetime. Your first cost is your last cost.