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Following an extended Christmas
holiday recess, Bluffton High and
Bluffton College cage teams will re
sume play this week, with both out
fits meeting foes at home and on
foreigne ourts.
Complete schedule for the next
week follows:
Friday, Jan. 9
Celina vs Bluffton High at Bluffton.
Saturday, Jan. 10
Bluffton High vs Wapakoneta at
Bluffton College vs Defiance at
Monday, Jan. 12
Bluff*, College vs Wilberforce at
Wednesday, Jan. 14
Bluffton College vs Kenyon at
Meets League Foes
In Bluffton High’s two starts over
the week-end the Pirates w ’l be
tariffing with Western Bu?ktyt
league foes for the first time th s
Ceh.r.a w.ll rg a r.:- here
for the game or. the Fiufften door
Friday night, an i the rvcerd of the
Bull Dogs :s equally as rood as that
which gives the 1 'sr’r.er. frur v.e
tories in five starts.
College And High School Cage Teams
Will Play On Home Floors This Week
Wapakoneta a's" "is a better than
average team this year, and the crew
also will have an advantage in meet
ing Bluffton on the Auglaize county
floor. s «, 4
ter. ..:-.q a jolly crowd of her high
sch friends at her home at
Btav«.rdam, Friday night. A special
interurban was chartered for the
occasion. Present were: Fred
Mitscn, Harry Amstutz, I. W.
Geiger, Sidney Huber, Elbridge
Kohli, Lewis Santschi, Chas. Worth
ington, Tom Murray, Albert Stettler,
Paul Herrman, Carl Doriot, Albert
Locher, John Spangler, Emmet
Stauffer, Chester Stauffer, Donald
Flick, Misses Zanna Staater, Helen
Kibler, Edith Morrison, Ruth Bixel,
Stella Greding, Mildred Greding,
Dora Block, Alice Muller, Hazel
Berry, Hazel McGriff, Mary Wilson,
Fanny Wilson, Elva .Moser, Pauline
Garau. Josephine Cornwell, Lucile
A little daughter came to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Cook
Sidney Hauenstein left Wednes
day morning for Oberlin where he
will take charge of a drug store.
John Locher, Ed Paul and Robert
Mollet left Monday night for
Buffalo, New York, where they will
attend the annual convention of the
National Association of Cement
'1' nomination of George Lewis
as postmaster of Bluffton was
confirmed by the senate in executive
session Thursday.
Grandpa and Grandma W. S.
Bent.cy are wearing a smile since
the arrival of a little daughter at
the :m of their son, Attorney 11.
O. Bentley and wife at Lima last
The meetings conducted in the
Me: nonite churches by Rev. Quiring
of the Moody Bible Institute of
Chicago closed Sunday evening.
Mrs. Morris Triplett, who visited
at the Will Triplett home for sev
eral weeks returned to Chicago, Ill.,
last Thursday accompanied by Ray
Triplett. Mrs. Triplett will go to
Alabama where she and her husband
will reside.
Chris Balmer was in town Sat
urday wearing an embroidered silk
vest, he purchased during war times
in 1863.
Cards were received here by
friends and relatives of Cyrus
Locher, announcing his marriage to
Miss Beulah Baker of Bloomington,
Illinois. They will reside in Cleve
Mendelsohn’s “Elijah” will be
given at the college chapel next
week under the direction of Prof.
John F. Jones.
Bluffton was well represented at
the Taft-Republican meeting at
Lima Thursday evening. The name
of Frank Scott, one of Bluffton’s
leading Republicans, appears first in
the list of delegates selected to rep
resent Allen county at the state con
Andrew' Balmer who formerly
farmed the farm of his father and
who recently bought the Jacob
Steiner farm will move in the near
The Richland township Mutual
Fire Insurance Co., elected the fol
lowing officers for the ensuing year:
Wm. F. Stager, appraiser J. I.
Luginbuhl, secretary Daniel Huber,
treasurer Henry Rickley, director
News Our Grandfathers Read
From Issue Of January 23, 1908
At n—otaagy of Errtmawael and
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call to Rer. Beaty Settlage of
Mxstj.. beertr-e pastor of
t" S- tt'.age
I i.: T.r -,sr „e"s church
rr. z Ger: an and at
th. I .r„rffr. in the evening
in English.
Mary Elizabeth Parker en­
As defending league champions,
the Pirates will be ca'led upon to
play a rigorous schedule against the
other four Western Buckeye mem
Bluffton college will be meeting a
team in its own class for the first
time this year when the Beavers en
tertain Defiance Saturday night in
the college gymnasium.
Play on College Floor
Playing on their own floor also is
expected to give the Beavers an ad
ditional advantage and altho De
fiance has one of the high scorers
of the state in the person of Lord,
Bluffton’s well balanced team is
thought to have better than an even
chance for victory.
In their first five starts the Beav
ers played some of the strongest
teams of the state, the schedule in
cluding Toledo, Bowing Green, Ohio
Northern, Kent State and Kenyon.
Followng the game with Defiance
here Saturday, the Burckymen will
play Wilberforce at that place, Mon
day, then tangie with Kenyon in the
Bluffton college gymnasium next
In the first game of the season
with Keryon at that place, Bluffton
dropped a -s7 to 71 decision.
The Bluffton-Defiance contest will
i as r.ed Cross night, with
five cents from each admission of
c» ’.us tax, being donated to
the Red Cross.
for one year as Martin Wenzenger
resigned on account of failing health,
and Andrew Freyman for three
Mayor Makes Appoint
ments For New Year
(Continued from page 1)
re-appointed him as street commis
Salary of the marshal’s office was
increased from $25 to $100 per month,
while that of street commissioner was
changed from $100 per month to $50.
This will make the aggregate salary
of the combined offices $150 per
month, an increase of $25.
Other appointements made and con
firmed are:
Albert Reichenbach, nightwatch,
salary increased from $100 to $110
per month.
A. L. Baumgartner, cemetery care
taker, salary increased from $75 to
$75 per month. Baumgartner was al
so appointed clerk of the cemetery
board at the previous salary of $50
per year.
Fire Department
Guy Corson, fire chief, appointed
for two years, salary $200 per year,
not changed.
Members of the fire department—
H. E. Augsburger, Isaac Brobeck, Ed
Badertscher, Fred Martin, Lester Nis
wander, C. V. Stonehill, Harold Stone
hill and Charles Young. Two dollars
for attending monthly meetings and
$2 for each fire call response.
Elmer Diller was re-appointed trus
tee on the cemetery board to serve a
six year term. Others members of
the board are J. A. Thompson and
Mrs. W. E. Diller.
Albert Benroth, caretaker of the
town clock, $50 per year
Geiger Named Clerk
Wilfnrd Geiger, Blvfft n High
school instruct' r. was re-appointed
deputy clerk of the council at a sal
ary of $350 for the year. The ap
pointment was made necessary be
cause James West, re-elected clerk, is
in military training at Ft. Bliss, Tex.
At the organization meeting of the
new council Monday night, Cleon I
Triplett was re-elected president of
Bluffton’s governing body. Triplett is
the only remaining member of the
outgoing council to serve with the
present body.
Standing committees of the council
appointed by the mayor Monday night
are as follows:
Finance committee—Chas. Auker
man and E. S. Lape.
Street and roads committee—Fred
Hofer and William Amstutz.
Fire and light committee—Cleon
Triplett and Jesse Yoakam.
Don’t Laugh—Old Dob
bin May Be Coming
Back Soon
(Continued from page 1)
Farmers may obtain tires for es
sential farm machinery, but new
tires for the family flivver are out
and unless used tires are available,
Bluffton may witness a revival of
hitching posts for horses and buggies
w’hich vanished a score of years ago.
Although not included in the fed
eral order, it was stated that manu
facture of bicycle tires will be grad
ually discontinued because of short
age of rubber stocks. Present stocks
on dealers shelves, however, may be
The Hawaiian archipelago was
formerly known as the Sandwich is
lands after the earl of Sandwich.
After the native name came into use
the name Sandwich was discontin
First semester examinations will
start Wednesday of next week with
the semester officially coming to a
close on January 16.
Although a number of motion pic
ture films have arrived at the high
school and are in the office they
will be returned unused due to the
fact that the motion picture ma
chine has not been repaired yet be
cause of the delay in getting the
proper replacement parts.
Mr. Harvey Beidler, instructor in
vocational electricity, continues to be
ill and will be unable to teach his
classes for about a week or ten days
At a meeting of the Bluffton board
of education Wednesday night it was
decided to unite Bluffton with Rich
land township and Beaverdam to form
a school district The arrangement
will necessitate the hiring of a domes
tic science teacher.
Two daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
Benedict Leichty of Orange township,
were happily married last Sunday af
ternoon at the residence of Rev. W.
S. Gottshall on Jackson street. Miss
Caroline became the wife of Marshall
Parker of Lima and Miss Katie the
wife of Andrew Sprunger of Berne,
Miss Martha McHenry, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ed McHenry of Bluff
ton and Edward Arnold of Arlington
were happily married at the home of
Rev. W. A. Brundige of the Church of
Friends and relatives of Mr. and
Mrs. G. A. Nonnamaker gathered at
their home in Orange township, Sun
day to celebrate the silver wedding of
the couple.
Hurley Swank returned from Sa
pulpa, Oklahoma, Saturday and ex
pects to stay here for some time.
Miss Martha Diller who has been
enjoying a three weeks’ vacation at
home, returned to Johns Hopkins hos
pital at Baltimore, Tuesday.
American Defeats In
Philippines Cause
Loss Of Prestige
(Continued from page 1)
Pannabecker together with Dr. C.
Henry Smith, professor of history and
government at the college, discussed
military, economic and political ques
tions affecting America in the Far
East, in a round table discussion.
White Prestige
The Chinese generally believe that
he Americans are invincible and that
American entry in the war would spell
a quick defeat for the Japanese de
spite the fact that they are thousands
of miles away from the scene of ac
tion and that the Japanese are right
at home.
The prestige of the white man will
be greatly lowered in China and it
may take many years for its restor
ation even after the Japenese are fin
lly defeated by the Americans. The
present mal-treatment of all white
people by the Japanese in the Phili
pines will not be understood by the
Chinese who have always accorded the
whites the highest prestige.
The treatment accorded the whites
by the sons of Nippon is likely to
impress the natives of the superiority
of the yellow race over the white.
Devotion to State
The Japanese soldier is character
ized by a fanatical devotion to the
state symbolized by the emporer,
whom the people believe is a lineal
descendant of the Sun goddess. The
speaker expressed no doubt concern
ing his belief in the accuracy of the
reported suicide bombings where a
soldier would give his life to make the
bombing more accurate.
In contrast to Japan, the loyalty of
the Chinese has not been to the state
but rather to the family. While this
trait is admirable from the standpoint
of sentiment it has not been conducive
to the building of a strong military'
machine, the speaker pointed out.
Also contributing to the weakness
of the army is the fact that the sol
dier has not been held in high esteem
as in Japan. Since the war, however,
China has developed its military
forces into an increasingly well or
ganized and hard hitting unit.
Problem of Supply
The problem of supply has been an
acute one in China. With all of the
strategic coastal towns in the posses
sion of the Japanese the only impor
tant source of supply has been the
Burma road which will allow only a
Bluffton High School Notes
Although vacation is over a num
ber of students have pointed out
that it is difficult to get down to
work again. War conditions show
reactions of various kinds among
the student body.
Charles A. Arganbright, Bluffton
superintendent of schools for the past
eight years, resigned his position here
this week to become superintendent
of Allen county schools at a salary
of $2,500.
yet. Mr. A. L. Daymon has been
taking charge of the boys enrolled in
the course in electricity.
In anticipation of the games with
Celina and Wapakoneta Friday and
Saturday nights a pep meeting will
be held Friday morning by the stu
dents under the direction of Doris
Dunifon, Mary Jane Worthington
and Elmer Stonehill cheer leaders.
A student assembly will be held
Friday afternoon at one o’clock when
students from Bluffton college will
present a program of musical num
Since the school is using the
Readers Digest in some of the
classes as supplemental material,
students and members of the faculty
are given the opportunity of buying
the magazine at student rates. Alice
Santschi, sophomore, is in charge of
the distribution.
Mrs. D. S. Flick and her guest Mrs.
Mollie Kibler of Clevela: .1 are spend
ing several weeks with friends in In
Mabel Hawk and Mai Steams
left last Wednesday for a week’s stay
with .Mrs. J. T. Butler and i hiidren at
North Baltimore.
Misses Louella Geiger, Nt ie Mo
ser. Helen Kennel and Mabe] Harlan
left Wednesday morning nd the
day at Cedar Point.
After a week’s vacatiu Manitou
Beach., Mich., the Bluff '.imp Fire
girls returned home Su -lay after
noon with a healthy coat of tan.
Miss Hazel McGriff, the popular
clerk of the telephone plan:, is spend
ing her vacation with Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Doriot at Gossen. Ind., and with
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Patterson, Lafay
ette, Ind.
That Bluffton has lost none of its
interest in circus animals and pink
lemonade was evident from the fact
that 208 tickets were sold at the in
terurban station Friday morning to
those going to Lima to attend the
Barnum and Bailey circus.
Ross Bogart spent Tuesday and
Wednesday attending the Mail Car
riers’ convention at Newark.
Thrown from his bicycle when
struck by an pa to belonging to Eli
Locher, Tuesday night, Garland Ba
singer, ison of Nahum Basinger, was
fortunate in escaping with minor cuts
and bruises.
trickle of goods to reach into the in
terior of China where the forces of
the Central government are battling.
Where the Japanese forces have oc
cupied China they have consistently
showed their lack of respect for the
culture and customs of the Chinese.
Their morals are low and Chinese
women of all ages have been rav
aged, the speaker pointed out.
The Japanese soldiers have been
quartered in homes of Chinese civil
ians. The Chinese generally do not
heat their homes in winter in order to
save expense of fuel. The civilians in
many cases ve offered to get wood
to burn in sti ves but the Japanese in
stead have li ned the tables and
doors of th»- mes first to show their
disrespect of ie Chinese. In a num
ber of cases other buildings have bt n
torn down :o provide proper warmth
for the quart' red soldiers.
When the peaker was located in
China as a i i sionary he was treated
very court' y by the Japanese who
occupied the town in which he was
living. At that 'time they were at
tempting to keep on the good terms of
the Americans. A statement on a
door of a house that the property be
longed to an American would keep
the Japanese out.
Since the Japanese have come into
China the traffic in opium has in
creased. Large poppy fields can now
be seen by any1 observer and the in
ference may be drawn that opium is
being used to corrupt the native
Although the forces of the Central
government and those of the commu
nists in China are gaining in equip
ment and military skill it will
take a consd rabl-e increase in the
harder striking weapons and mechan
ical equipment before the Japanese
can be driven out of China, the speak
er pointed out.
The round table was conducted
largely by questions being asked of
Mr. Pannabecker by Dr. Smith. Fol
lowing the round table a forum was
held in which members of th club ask
ed questions of the speakers.
Feed supplies for livestock avail
able in the United States on Novem
ber 1, 1941, were 1,806 pounds of
all grains and concentrates and 2,640
pounds of hay per animal unit. The
grain supply was 17 per cent higher
than average and the hay supply
was 14 per cent higher. Ohio had
less grain per animal unit and more
hay per unit than the average for
the entire nation.
Mrs. F. L. Todd and little daughter
of near Ottawa visited the former’s
parents Friday and Saturday.
Ernest Botkin To
Face Disbarment
Disbarment proceedings have been
ordered against Attorney Ernest M.
Botkin, of Lima, former Allen coun
ty prosecutor, by Common Pleas
Judge Neal Lora.
Acting on a complaint of the
grievance committee of the Allen
County Bar Association, Judge Lora
appointed Attorneys John A. Davi
son, A. A. Zurfluh and O. S. Sel
fridge to prepare and file written
charges setting forth accusations of
misconduct in profession and office,
involving alleged moral turpitude.
Basis for the charges is withheld
at present.
HAT romantic occupation
you possibly predict for
a boy so adventurous that no one
could control him, so reckless that
the aunt who took care of him after
his father and mother died inden
tured him to a merchant ship at the
age of fourteen to curb him? That
was John Masefield’s start in life
and today he holds the highest hon
ors England can give any poet.
Born in Ledbum, Herefordshire,
England, in 1874, he sailed the seas
for three years. Leaving the ship
in port at New York city, he took
any odd job he could get. He
worked in a bakery and in a livery
stable. He was porter in Luke
O'Connor’s saloon at the Columbian
hotel near Jefferson Market jail.
Then he moved to Yonkers, at the
north end of New York city, where
he worked in a carpet factory, ris
ing to the riiagnificcnt position of
“mistake finder” at $8.50 per week.
It was at this time, in his early
twenties, that Masefield started to
write poetry and in 1897 he left for
London. His first volume of verses,
“Salt Water Ballads,” was pub
lished in 1902 opening with “A Con
secration,” in which he announces
himself as the champion of “the
dust and scum of the earth.” Books
of verse and novels followed, one
upon the other, and John Masefield
became established as one of Eng
land’s greatest poets.
So, remember John Masefield be
fore you pass judgment on that
neighbor’s boy who is such a holy
terror or that young scamp who
works in the saloon across the rail
road tracks. Some day his poetry
may draw a tear to your eye,
lump to your throat.
WNU Service.
The Republican Party
The Republican party was found
ed in 1854. John C. Fremont was
their first candidate for President
and Abraham Lincoln its first suc
cessful candidate for President.
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Station Maintained Here, Un
der Several Managements,
for 60 Years
Heavy Rail and New Road Bed
Ballast Permit Use of
Large Locomotives
Weaving a pleasant prairie path
through northern Ohio, the Akron,
Canton and Youngstown railroad,
goes through no cities except Akron
and serves only small towns of
which Bluffton is a typical example.
The railroad, however, is having a
war time boom along with its big
brothers and sisters. The line ex
tends 172 miles from Mogadore to
Delphos and taps a rich vein of in
dependent towns with their elevators
factories, mills, creameries and farm
depots. It crosses probably more
main trunk lines, to and from which
it operates branch deliveries than
any other railroad in the country.
Trunk Connections
The line has connections with:
Akron and Barberton Belt R. R.
at Akron.
Baltimore and Ohio R. R. at
Medina, Plymouth and Columbus
Chesapeake and Ohio R. R. at
Detroit, Toledo and Ironton R. R.
at Columbus Grove.
Erie R. R. at Akron.
New York Central R. R. at New
London, Sycamore, Carey and Arl
Nickel Plate R. R. at Bluffton and
Pennsylvania R. R. at Akron, New
Washington, Chatfield and Delphos.
Wheeling and Lake Erie R. R.
at Mogadore and Spencer.
Station Here 60 Years
A station at Bluffton has been
maintained for more than 60 years.
On March 9, 1881 there was incor
porated the Cleveland, Delphos and
St. Louis R. R. with a line from
Delphos through Bluffton to Carey.
A Mr. Powell was the first agent at
the Bluffton station.
This line was later taken over by
the Pittsburgh, Akron and Western
R. R. which in turn was taken over
by the Northern Ohio R. R. August
14, 1895. The Northern Ohio R. R.
was leased to the Lake Erie and
Western R. R. on October 1, 1895
for 999 years.
The Akron, Canton and Youngs
town railroad acquired the lease
from the Lake Erie and Western
R. R. on March 1, 1920 and has been
operating the line ever since.
New Road Bed
Since the acquisition of the line
by the A. C. & Y. railroad all of the
original main line rail has been re
placed with heavier rail. In addition
the road bed has been ballasted with
thousands of cars of limestone mak
ing a road bed comparable to many
of the large trunk lines.
This permits the use of large
locomotives of the most modern de
sign, two of which have just recently
been placed in service.
A. C. & Y. Railroad Unique Concern
Serving Only Small Communities
It also enables the company to
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handle an increased volume of bulky
national defense material. The im
proved road bed and power enables
the A. C. & Y. R. R. to serve as an
overhead or bridge line on traffic to
and from the east and west.
Traffic Route
Starting west from Akron the
railroad crosses the Medina county
plateau and comes to Wellington,
the cheese capital of northern Ohio
here it parallels the Big Four for a
few towns and crosses numerous
trunk lines as it chugs across the
state winding through the fertile
Ohio farm land.
The volume of traffic has been in
creasing with its daily string of
freight, stock and oil cars. A pas
senger coach is carried at the end
of the freight string and a schedule
is maintained for passenger trans
portation. With the increased busi
ness, the passenger car is so far
back of the engine that riders get
little smoke and cinders as was fre
quent in earlier days. Often times
the passenger car will be 30 to 40
cars back of the engine.
Crew Fraternizes
It has often been said that the
train crews of the A. C. & Y. R. R.
are the best known in America since
they stopped to fraternize at the
various towns while the loading and
unloading went on. Many of the
larger systems have become so big
that they become impersonal. This
is not the case in the A. C. & Y.
R. It. which has more time to de
vote to personal relationships.
Despite its small size, compara
tively speaking, the company main
tains a pay roll listing 796 people.
Employment is given by the com
pany to eight Bluffton residents.
These are: F. L. Buckland, sta
tion agent G. L. Preto, signalman
William Clark, section foreman
and Elmer Klay, Glen Nonnamaker,
Noah Geiger, Paul Schulaw and
Aldine Weiss, section crew.
Lioyd Arnold Heads
Mt. Cory Institute
Lloyd Arnold was elected president
of the Mt. Cory farm institute at its
closing session Tuesday afternoon.
Arnold, who was vice president the
past year, succeeds Guy Anderson,
last year’s president.
Other institute officers are:
Vice president, Burdette Powell
secretary, Merle Folk treasurer,
Ralph Steiner hostess, Mrs. Fred
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