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THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 1942
Had Power to See Back Into
The Past and Forward
Into the Future
Angles and Saxons Referred to
First Month of Year as
Wolf Month
Dating back to the dimly remote
past when ancient peoples worshipped
many gods, the month of January
was named after Janus the Roman
god of doors and gates, who was also
the god of the beginning of the day.
It was only natural that when a
new month was added at the begin
ning of the year it should be named
after Janus. During this month off
erings to the god were made of meal,
frankincense and wine, each of which
had to be quite new.
In reference to Janus’ divinity over
doors, gates and other entrances, it
became a custom among the Romans
to pray to Janus whenever they un
dertook a new work.
Janus, Double Headed
Since a gate opens both ways, Jan
us was thot to have the power of see
ing back into the past and forward in
to the future. He is usually repre
sented in pictures as having a double
head that looked both ways.
On the earliest Roman coins his pic
ture is stamped with two bearded
faces, with a staff in one hand and a
key in the other. He was also pro
tector of trade and shipping, and on
some coins his head is shown with the
prow of the ship. When he was
shown as the god of the year, he was
pictured with the number 300 in one
Tosh Named Head
Of School Board
John Tosh was elected president
of the Bluffton board of education
for the coming year when the board
organized Monday night.
Dr. W. M. Niswander was elected
vice president. Tosh and Niswander
were re-elected last November.
Other members of the board are
Ralph Badertscher elected in No
vember taking the place of Forrest
Steinman who completed two terms
Month Of January Named After Janus,
Double-headed Roman God Of Gates
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Janus was worshiped on the Jani
culum, otherwise known as the Hill
of Janus, one of the seven hills on
which Rome was built. Since he was
the god of gates, all g&tes of Rome
were under his care, especially the
archway through which the army
marched to war and by which it re
Janus Quadrifons
In later years the archway was re
placed by one known as Janus Quadri
fons, a four sided structure. On each
side of the building there were three
windows and one door, making 12
windows and four doors, which repre
sented the 12 months and the four
In times of war the temple gates
were kept wide open since the people
wre continually making offerings to
the god but in peace times they were
closed. History records that in 700
years the gates of the temple were
closed only three times.
JanUs was said to be the son of
Apollo, the god of the Sun, whose
daily task it was to drive across the
sky in his chariot of fire. Each morn
ing when Aurora, the goddess of the
dawn, had opened the gates of the
east, Apollo set forth and when he
reached the western ocean he return
ed to his place in the east.
The first month has not been known
uniformly as January. The name for
the month among the Angles and
Saxons was Wulfmonath (Wolf
month), since it was the time of year
when the wolves were unable to find
food, and their hunger made them
bold enough to come into the villages.
However, in time all countries and
climes adopted the name January for
the first month of the year.______ __
of service and Waldo Hofstetter and
Elmer Short continuing unexpired
Leland Diller was re-elected clerk.
The clerk is not a member of the
board. Regular meeting of the board
will be held the first Monday night
of each month.
The time for collecting informa
tion for the filing of income state
ments on farm earnings is as much
before March 1 as possible. Last
minute guesses may prove e: pen
Installed without re
moving doors or win
5 d.ows.
Put on by yourself or
your carpenter.
Numetal on the windows
and doors of your home is
an investment that pays
big dividends in savings
on fueL and elimination
of drafts dangerous to
health. And Numetal is
inexpensive, easy to in
stall. Call us now for
Steinman Bros. Lumber Co.
B. F. BIERY, Business Mgr.
C. A. BIERY, Editor
Published weekly at Bluffton, Ohio,
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Printing Co.
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in U. S. payable in advance.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Bluffton, Ohio,
under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Miss Sarah Amstutz is spending the
week with Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Beer
of Pandora.
Take advantage of the “special”
now available in Avon hand cream.
Mrs. Fred Hahn, Phone 385-W.
Mrs. M. M. Kibler has returned
from Lorain where she spent the
holidays with her daughter, Mrs. E.
W. Bash and family.
Herbert Devier and Thomas Cona
way spent several days last week at
the home of a school chum, Lew Allen
Burkholder in Cincinnati.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Baechler of
Lima visited Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Vilas Lehman and son
of North Jackson street.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beil of Weston,
former Bluffton residents, left the
first of the week for Lakeland, Fla.,
where they will spend the winter.
Miss Maurine Bixler has returned
to Philadelphia after spending the
holidays with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. D. W. Bixler of Kibler street.
Miss Wyvonne Wilcox has returned
to the home of her aunt, Mrs. Wayne
Harris after having spent the Christ
mas vacation with friends in Mich
Miss Mabel C. Spaulding of Pitts
burgh, graduate of Oberlin college
was a week end guest at the home
of Mrs. W. E. Diller of South Main
Members of the Bluffton Woodmen
lodge will hold their annual dinner
and election of officers at Pine’s Wal
nut grill next Tuesday night at 6:30
Miss Edna Hanley of Decatur, Ga.,
visited here over the holidays. Miss
Hanley, formerly of Bluffton college
is now librarian at Agnes Scott col
lege at Decatur.
Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Hirschler of
Philadelphia have returned to that
place after spending the holidays with
his mother, Mrs. E. J. Hirschler of
West Elm street.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Eversole return
ed last Sunday from a week’s visit at
the home of their daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Bartholomew and dau
ghter at Lansdale, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stearns and
family of Spring street spent New
Year’s day with his mother, Mrs.
Sadie Stearns and daughters Erma
and Mamie Steams of Upper San
Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Stauffer of
Findlay and Mrs. Adolph Badertscher
and Milton Badertscher visited Sun
day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. May
nard Geiger and daughter of Cherry
Mr. and Mrs. Odell Alspach and
family visited here at the home of his
father, O. O. Alspach the past vreek.
Alspach, formerly employed at a Col
umbus aircraft factory is now located
at Vandalia.
Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Rein and fam
ily of Cherry street returned Sunday
from a visit over the holidays with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig
Schamber and family and Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Hoffer of Menno, South
Miss Margaret Manson and brother
Fred of Cleveland were week end
guests of Miss Marjorie Stratton of
East Elm street. Mary Ann Amstutz
and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hilty were
also dinner guests at the Stratton
home, Sunday.
Mrs. Nello Steinman has returned
from Selma, Alabama, where she
spent the holidays with her husband
who is employed on a construction
project at that place. She also visit
ed points of interest in Florida while
in the south.
Neil Neuenschwander returned
Sunday night after a sixteen day
holiday vacation spent with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Neuensch
wander and family of Saginaw, Mich.
He makes his home with the J. C.
Deppler family on Bentley road
while finishing his senior year in
high school here.
Mrs. C. A. Triplett of South Main
street has returned from San Diego,
Calif., where she made an extended
visit at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. DeLos Kervin. Mrs. Triplett
was accompanied by her daughter
and two children, Michael and Patri
cia Kervin who will make their home
here for the present. Mrs. Kervin’s
husband, Lieut. Kervin is in the na
val medical corps, serving as a dent
ist. He formerly practised his pro
fession in Port Huron, Mich., before
enlisting in the navy last summer.
Diller ambulance removals: Don
Kirtland from the Bluffton hospital
to his home on Thurman street Mrs.
Louis Macke and infant daughter
from St. Rita’s hospital in Lima to
her home on the county line road
Clyde Yerger from his home on Jack
son street to the Foltz convalescent
home Mrs. Levi Mellinger from her
home to the Bluffton hospital and re
turn Mrs. Albert Amstutz and infant
daughter from the B’uffton hospital
to her home in Beaverdam Mrs. J.
Kitner and infant from the Bluffton
hospital to her home in Gilboa.
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Bixler of
New Haven, Conn., visited over the
week end with their parents Mr.
and Mrs. R. L. Triplett and Mr. and
Mrs. D. W. Bixler. Mr. Bixler re
turned to New Haven the first of
the week while Mrs. Bixler is re
maining here for several days.
E. H. Neuenschwander, former
Bluffton photographer who has been
employed in the sales department of
the Severance Tool Co., Saginaw,
Mich., has been named head of the
sales and order departments, effective
the first of the year, according to
an announcement received here.
Plans To Be Made
By Sportsmens Club
Plans for the coming year will be
made by members of the Bluffton
Community Sportsmen’s club at a
meeting of the organization to be
held at the town hall Tuesday night
at 8 o’clock.
The club has requested residents
to save Christmas trees to be con
structed later on by the club into
game shelters. People who would
like to get rid of their trees im
mediately may throw them over the
fence at the north end of the Buck
eye swimming lake.
Members of the club will gather
the trees at the residences and at
the Buckeye at a later date, it was
stated by Silas Diller, president of
the organization.
Township Trustees
Organize Thursday
Organizational meetings of the
township trustees of1 Richland and
Orange township were held at the
township room in the town hall and
at the township house at Orange
center respectively on the afternoon
of New Year’s Day.
Allen Grismore, serving an unex
pired portion of a four year term,
was elected chairman of the Rich
land township trustees and Walter
Marshall was named vice-chairman.
Fred Badertscher, who formerly
served two terms on the board, took
office again at the start of the year.
N. W. Basinger will continue as
clerk-treasurer of the board. Town
ship constables are R. E. Griffith
and Chas. Lora.
Elected at the Orange township
organizational meeting Thursday
afternoon were John Warren, chair
man Henry Wilch, vice-chairman.
Other member of the board is Henry
Hilty who was elected last fall.
Mell Long is clerk-treasurer of the
Orange township constables are
Elbert Anderson anef Gilbert Mont
gomery. Township justice of the
peace is Lee Morrison.
Young Violinist At
College Thursday
Robert Elliott, brilliant 20-year
old American bom violinist, will ap
pear in concert as the second num
ber of the Bluffton college concert
series to be held in the college
chapel Thursday night at 8:30
Elliott has appeared as soloist with
the symphony orchestras of Rich
mond, Washington, Chicago and
North Carolina. He was discovered
to the music world when he appeared
a number of years ago in concert
with the Chicago Little Philharmonic
Agnes Baker Wed
In Bowling Green
Miss Agnes Baker, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William Baker, of
Orange township, was married last
Saturday in Bowling Green to Corp.
Allen Shroats, of Marion.
Attending the bride and groom
were Mrs. Ray Molder and Robert
Green, of Bowling Green. Rev. J.
George Peters, of Bowling Green,
performed the ceremony.
Mrs. Shroats is a graduate of
Bowling Green State university and
has beeen teaching in the Marion
county school system. The groom
was formerly employed by the Farm
Bureau Co-Op, of Troy, before going
to Camp Shelby with the National
Social Security Man
In Bluffton Monthly
William A. Ashbrook, manager of
the Lima, Ohio, field office of the
Bureau of Old-Age and Survivors
Insurance, Federal Seen ity Agency,
announces that regular monthly of
fice hours will be held at the Bluff
ton post office on the fourth Wed
nesday of each month, beginning
with January 28 from 10 to 11 a. m.
This office is being established for
the convenience of those individuals
past 65 who have retired from cov
ered employment who desire to make
application for monthly insurance
payments under the amended Social
Security Act also for survivors of
deceased wage earners, regardless of
the age of the wage earner, provid
ing he was “currently insured” at
the time of death.
Applications for original and dup
licate Social Security account num
bers will be accepted. Any employ
er or employee desiring information
concerning this federal plan should
call at this office during this hour.
Defiance Pastor At
Presbyterian Church
Rev. R. H. MacCullough, of De
fiance, will be guest speaker at the
Bluffton and Rockport Presbyterian
churches next Sunday morning.
Dr. MacCullough is a member of
the faculty at Defiance college, in
the department of mathematics, and
in addition he serves as clerk and
treasurer of the Toledo Presbytery.
Before going to Defiance as an in
structor he served pastorates in
Kansas, Iowa and California.
Cable Received From
Missionary Wengers
A cablegram bearing the one
word message “Enroute” was re
ceived Tuesday from Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Wenger, missionaries from In
dia, by their son Laurence Burk
halter, student at Bluffton college.
The point of origin of the message
was not given but the French word
ing, in the sending directions of the
cablegram indicate that it was likely
dispatched from the sending station
of one of the French mandated
islands in the Pacific.
Mrs. Wenger is a sister of Mrs.
Harvey Beidler and a daughter of
Mrs. A. R. Good, both of South
Jackson street.
This is the first word received
from the Wengers since their stop
on the island of Java from which
place they sent a radiogram telling
of their sailing to America.
In sailing for America the boat
is going through waters infested by
Japanehe submarines. In view of the
fact that any vessel heading for
United States with commerce in its
holds would be a likely subject for
destruction by raiders, special con
cern has been felt here for the safety
of the Wengers.
All O. K. In Hawaii
Writes Don Crawfis
Two letters from Private Donald
Crawfis to his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Crawfis, of Bluffton Route 2,
indicate everything is normal in the
Hawaiian islands despite Japan’s at-1
tempted knockout blow to start the
present Pacific war.
In his first letter written Dec. 9,
Crawfis says:
“This is to let you know I am safe
and all right. Things aren’t so bad
here. Don’t believe anything you
see in the papers.
“I hear the Clipper isn’t leaving
here, and I can’t send this letter by
airmail, so it probably will be for
warded by boat.”
The second letter, posted Dec. 22
traveled by air mail and arrived
about the same time as the first.
Shortages Delay
Rest Room Project
Materials and equipment shortages
may cause a delay in the remodeling
of the rest rooms at the town hall,
it was announced Tuesday by Mayor
W.A. Howe.
Following requests made to the
mayor and the town council by var
ious civic and social groups, plans
were made by the town governing
group to effect improvements for the
welfare of the residents.
Preliminary plans were drawn up
and the work was to have started
almost immediately but with the dif
ficulty in getting materials at the
present time postponement of the
improvement project will be neces
Winter Fair To Be
Held Dec. 9 To 11
Bluffton’s agricultural winter fair
will be held in 1942 from December
9 to 11, it was announced this week
by Harry F. Barnes, secretary, fol
lowing a meeting of the fair board
Officers for 1942 are: Pres., Hi
ram M. Kohli vice pres., Albert
Winkler Sec., H. F. Barnes Treas.,
Ray Marshall.
Evan Waltz Weds
Mansfield Bride
Evan Waltz, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Waltz, of Columbus Grove,
former Bluffton residents, was mar
ried Friday, Dec. 26, to Miss Patri
cia Anderson, of Mansfield, in rites
solemnized in the Columbus Grove
Presbyterian church.
Rev. Chester W. Armentrout re
ceived the vows in the presence of
the immediate family and a few
friends. Mrs. Olin Waltz was ma
tron of honor and Olin Waltz served
his brother as best man.
Following the ceremony a recep
tion was held at the home of the
groom’s parents.
The couple will make their home
in Chillicothe where Waltz is a
teacher of science in the high school.
Ohio citizens who hear promoters’
stories about the possibilities of silk
production in the United States can
refer to a page in Ohio history
which relates disappearance of the
silk industry from this state after
silk cloth produced and manufactur
ed here had been exhibited in a
London, England, international ex
Legion Auxiliary
Regular meeting of the American
Legion auxiliary in the Legion hall
next Tuesday night.
Poinsettia Club
The Poinsettia club will meet at
the home of Mrs. Andrew Herman
this Wednesday night at 7:80 o’clock.
The following program will be pre
sented: My Most Unforgettable
Character, Mrs. Raymond Conrad
Hell Bent for War, Mrs. Ralph Pat
terson Special feature, Mrs. Ross
Engagement Announced
Engagement of Miss Ruth Neuen
schwander, Bluffton college sopho
more, to Hugh E. Jones, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Jones, of Lima, was
announced this week. The bride
elect is the daughter of Rev. and
Mrs. A. J. Neuenschwander of
Quakertown, Pa.
No date has been set for the wed
ding. Mr. Jones attended Bluffton
college for several years and at the
present time is studying at the
Kirksville college of Osteopathy and
Surgery at Kirksville, Mo.
The couple was honored with a
New Year’s dinner held at the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. Jones.
Alice Freeman Club
“Alaska” will be the subject of an
address by Dr. C. Henry Smith of
Bluffton college at an evening meet
ing of the Alice Freeman club to be
held at the home of Rev. and Mrs.
H. T- Unruh this Wednesday night
at 8 o’clock. The banquet originally
scheduled for Wednesday night has
been postponed.
Jitsu Tau Club
The Jitsu Tau club will meet at
the home of Mrs. Howard Stager
Thursday evening.
Richland Grange
The regular meeting of the Rich
land Grange will be held at the
Grange hall in Richland township
Tuesday night. The program will
consist of games and members are
requested to bring games of various
kinds with them to the meeting.
Voluntary musical numbers will also
be given.
We wish to thank the many
friends and neighbors for their aid
and sympathy so generously extend
ed in the death and burial of our
beloved mother and sister, Mrs.
Sarah Schumacher also Rev. Unruh
and Rev. Burrichter who officiated
at the funeral the singers for their
services and all those sending
The Family
I will continue to haul Ohio coal.
Call me on Jenera phone and reverse
charge. Elmer Burkholder. tf
Wanted—Girl or woman for house
work assist in the care of child. In
quire Bluffton Implement and Harness
Wanted—Three tons of baled al
falfa hay, second or third cutting.
Inquire News office.
For rent—House north of Beaver
dam electricity and city water. Call
Beaverdam phone 572. 38
For rent—Garage. Mrs Elizabeth
Althaus, 136 Jackson street.
For rent—Presbyterian parsonage.
Inquire C. A. Triplett, president of
board of trustees.
For sale—6 room house good gar
age and out buildings. Inquire Stett
ler’s Gulf Service station.
For sale—Firewood for fireplace or
chunk wood also Irish Cobbler po
tatoes. Clarence Steiner, Bluffton
phone 535-T. tf
For Sale—Modern house at 426 S.
Main street, to close estate reason
able. Paul Faze, executor. tf
For sale—Line and end posts cut
from railroad ties originally creo
soted. Buy these posts at half the
price of any others. Get your spring
supply in now. Call phone 576-R
or see Frank Lugibihl, 4 miles south
of Bluffton on Bentley road.
For sale—12 varieties of good win
ter apples also good home made ap*
piebutter. Steiner Fruit Farm, east
of town. tf
For sale—Business block on So.
Main St., also lot on Spring St.
Edith L. Mann, phone 187-W. tf
For sale—Sweet cider, apples and
fresh apple butter. Augsburger Fruit
Farm. Bluffton phone 648-W. tf
For sale—Modern house at corner
of Elm and Spring streets. Price
reasonable. Inquire 225 S. Lawn
avenue. tf
For sale—Com fed beef by the
quarter. Vernon Burkholder, Colum
bus Grove, Route 2. 37
For sale—Pair New Zealand white
rabbits also corn sheller. Stanley
Bixel, 2% miles north of town.
For sale—Good 9 by 12 rug. Mrs.
A. T. Worthington, Stratton Apart
ments. tf
For sale—Nice smooth rough, wt.
about 500 pounds. J. A. Diller.
Phone 314-T.
Program Over WLOK
To Start Tuesday
“Pleasantdale Folks”, a 15-minute
transcribed program, sponsored by
the Lima office of the Social Secur
ity board will be presented in a ser
ies of eight weekly broadcasts over
Lima station WLOK, 1240 kilocycles,
Tuesday mornings at 11:31 a. m.
The series will illustrate in dra
matic form the benefits to be derived
by worfers and families under old
age and survivors insurance sys
tems set up under the Social Secur
ity act, it was announced by William
A. Ashbrook, manager of the Lima
Child Health Topic
P.T. A. Meet Tuesday
“Child Health” will be the topic
to be discussed at the meeting of the
Parent-Teachers association to be
held at the Bluffton High school
auditorium Tuesday night at 7:30
Dr. A. W. Pinkerton, child spe
cialist from Lima, will discuss var
ious phases of child health. The
county health nurse, Mrs. Chambers,
will tell of the work of the county
in promoting the health of the child
ren. Special music will be provided.
College Broadcast
National Defense and Labor will
be the subject for discussion in the
weekly Bluffton college broadcast to
be heard over station WLOK of
Lima Thursday night at 9:30 o’clock.
The following program will be pre
sented: Speech and National De
fense, P. W. Stauffer Debate on
Labor, Mark Houshower, Lee Leh
man, Bert Smucker, Robert Wagner.
Importations of purebred livestock
for breeding purposes in the United
States included 14,594 cattle, 3,490
sheep, 299 horses, and 71 hogs in
Stomach Sore
And Painful
Sour Acid, Gas!
Thousands today enjoy pleasant—and fast
relief from this distress by taking the
Herbal Extracts and Minerals found in
Williams Formula.
A mild laxative to nudge lazy bowels.
Stomachic to ease out gas and distress, and
Kidney diuretic to relieve scant kidney
elimination, Williams Formula can thus
bring relief it many ways. Headaches,
gas pressure, “achey” muscles, nervous
ness, poor appetite, had breath when due
to lazy bowels and kidneys may be agree
ably relieved with this splendid medicine.
Come in for your WILLIAMS FORMULA
today. 3 economical sizes special at Sid
ney’s Drug Shop, Bluffton. Ohio.
Inventory time
... and your insurance
This week—the first of the
new year—is inventory time
when affairs of one year are
closed and plans made for
It’s a good time to check up
on your insurance, especially
this year when changed con
ditions may require changes in
your policies. This is par
ticularly true when the co
insurance clause is attached to
your policy.
It’s important that this he.
done promptly if your insur
ance is to give you the pro
tection you should have. We
will he glad to assist without
Dependable Insurance for
Dependable People
ye bruce
Mat. Sat. 2:30
Mat. Sun. 2:30
Next Week: One Foot in
Coming—Honky Tonk

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