Falling behind in a last-quarter
slump, Bluffton High cagers were
unable to prevent Upper Sandusky
overcoming an 11-point lead to de
feat the Pirates, 36 to 35, in the last
regular game of the season last ri
day night on the Bluffton court
Bluffton was out in front by a
score of 31 to 22 when the third
pe iod ended, and the Dillermen
so.'rec or a f.e’d- at the outset of
the •o.x: car :a to hold ar. 11-po.r.t
Bluffton High Cagers Lose To
Upper Sandusky By 36-35 Score
Su-.iutky a -1 ta’ued f^orr.
tr-: but there was h'r.t of
th, st -tv for -cals
as a.'x :.u*'
E••■■■■ th went wrong from that
pc ■.vw,'-. ar uffton went
sc--- f’r rema r. ier of the
contest, wh e the v sitors whittled
u- o- a lead t.hat had appeared
c....... o Just before the close
of the game, Guenther got r.:s urth
r. a' of th. ri 'd for the v st
tr ar I Blufftor. was edged out ?y
It was a cl seiy matched test
It was an old story in Putnam
county where Vaughnsville won its
third ramament championship in a
row by beating Columbus Grove, 50
to 43... .Stretch Goedde, great center
of Vaughnsville outfit, tallied 27
:nts in the final game, and made 25
in th? semi-final... .Columbus Grove,
Continental and the championship
ighnsville team will represent Put
nam county in the sectional tourna
ment at Leipsic...........
Cridersville is a section*! tourna
representative again this year
and will play in the Celina meet....
The Cridersville outfit bested New’
aw nee w
rf the A
[nation system was
.rnent this year, and
.1 as the third best
In the most stunning upset of the
season. Mt. Cory’s highly favored
team, Hancock county champions, was
bi in the Hancock tourney by a
tie I Van Buren outfit, 30 to 28.
Prior to the setback that blasted their
r., y hopes, Mt. Cory had not been
defeated by a county team for two
years....Van Buren lost in the final
round to Arlington by a score of 32
to 20, but both teams are eligible for
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thruout the first period, with the
score tied At 12-all when the stanza
Bluffton pulled ahead in the sec
ond quarter to lead at halftime, 20
to 16, and the team widened the gap
further in the third-period spurt that
marked their best form of the even
Each team made 16 field goals to
be equally successful in that depart
ment. but Upper Sandusky eked out
its victorious margin by getting one
more free throw than the home out
Rich Gratz, with 15 points, paced
Bluffton's attack, and Guenther was
high for Upper Sandusky with 14.
Rich Gratz, f. 7 115
Beidler, f.........................3 0 6
Cooney, c. 10 4
F. Herrmann, c. 0 0 0
Schmidt, 0 0 0
J. Herrmann, g. 4 0 8
Totals ... .......- 16 3 35
Upper Sandusky 16 4 36
Ft. Recovery is in the tournament al
so. along with Coldwater as the Mer
cer cmnty representatives.... orest
and Dola will represent Hardin county
in the Leipsic tournament, Forest
claiming the championship as a re
sult of a 39 to 29 win over Dola in
Sale Of 1942 Auto
(Continued from page 1)
License tag distribution will be de
layed in the following counties: Al
len, Auglaize, Putnam, Mercer, an
Wert, Paulding and Lorain. Reason
for the delay in these counties is due
to the lower serial numbers. The
plates are manufactured according
to the alphabetical sequence of the
serial letters, it was stated.
From March 10 until April 1, tags
will be on sale days and night at the
motor sales rooms, Bixel announced.
All automobiles, trucks, trailers
and motorcycles operated on or
after April 1 must display new li
cense plates or owners of the ve
i hides will be subject to arrest.
Ohio’s 1942 tags have green letters
on a white background. Contrary to
rumors there will be two tags issued
for each car, Bixel said. Because of
iron and steel shortages press dis
patches have stated that there may
be only one tag per car this year.
Rates on tags for passenger cars
will be unchanged, with $7.25 charged
for cars up to 25 horsepower $10.25
for those with horsepower from 25
to 31 and $16.25 for all over 31
horsepower. Clerk’s fees are includ
ed in the above prices.
Passenger car tags may be secured
here on the presentation of the bill of
sale or certificate of title and can be
secured only by the owner of the ve
hicle. Applications for truck and
trailer licenses are sent to Columbus,
and the tags are mailed direct to
Turn in Old Tags
The State Bureau of Motor Ve
hicles has requested that all purch
asers of license tags turn them in to
filling stations, all of which will be
equipped to change the tags. Tags
from previous years will also be re
ceived, it was stated.
Special affidavits will be provided
for parents who desire to buy
licenses for the cars belonging to
boys in the service.
The undersigned will sell at the late residence of Jesse Mohler,
deceased, about one mile east of Bluffton, on State Route No. 103
Saturday, March 7th
Wagon and wagon box mowing machine breaking plow riding
cultivator binder corn planter rake 5-shovel cultivator hay rack.
Also some small tools and other articles.
HAY AND GRAIN
2 tons hay 4 bales of straw 25 or 30 bushels oats ’/i bushel
Furniture, Kitchen Utensils and Dishes.
Because of some difficulties en
countered by purchasers giving false
information when buying auto tags,
revised information cards will be
used this year, Bixel said.
Saccharin is a coal-tar product
several hundred times sweeter than
cane sugar and used as a sugar
I will also offer for sale the farm on which said residence is
located and more particularly described as follows:—
321 i acres in the southwest quarter of Section 6. Orange Township,
Hancock County, Ohio, for the purpose of securing a purchaser to.
buy said farm at private sale. Said real estate is appraised at
$3700 and cannot be sold at private sale for less than this amount.
JACKSON E. BETTS, Admr.
SALE BEGINS AT 12:30 P. M. TERMS—CASH.
Speculation about Wel
fare Of David Kliewer
Made After Broadcast
(Continued from page 1)
the men will work in groups of 80
for seven hours daily with commis
sioned and non-commissioned officers
exempted. Kliewer, it is pointed out,
is a commissioned officer.
Following verification from United
States Marine headquarters that
David was a prisoner of the Jap
anese, Rev. and Mrs. Kliewer re
ceived a letter from him stating that
he was “alive and in good health but
much more than that I am not al
lowed to say. Please let all my
friends know I am safe and sound.”
There was no information as to
his whereabouts and the letter was
censored twice. A corner of the en
velope, presumably bearing his re
turn address had been cut off by the
Kliewer graduated from Bluffton
High school in 1935 and was vale
dictorian of his class. He was also
prominent in athletics and public
He enlisted in the marine air
corps in 1939 and was stationed for
a time in Pensacola, Florida, and
later at San Diego, Calif. From
there he was sent to Hawaii. Word
from the marine corps was the first
announcement that he was stationed
on Wake island at the time of the
Old Stone Quarries
Key To Town’s Rise
As Elec. Power Center
(Continued from page 1)
d, Bluffton is rapidly bccoming-kn
s a point for production of cheap
bundant electric power.
The two additional units being
When present installations are com
pleted, the five turbines to b? in op
eration will produce an aggregate of
19,500 kilowatts, estimated to be ad
equate for upwards of lo0,0oo popu
Of this total 17,500 kilowatts will
lx? produced by three units at the
Central Ohio plant for distribution
throughout a wide territory in this
part of the state and 2,000 kilowatts
from two units at the municipal
plant for local consumption.
Development of power facilities
here was made possible by the three
quarries which are necessary for op
eration of turbines. Quarries are the
National and Buckeye owned by the
Central Ohio interests and the Water
works quarry, property of the muni
Large quantities of clear cool water
are required to cool the turbines for
satisfactory operation, and conse
quently location of an electric energy
generating station is determined by
the availability of this type of water
Another requisite for the location of
a plant of this nature is that there
must be adequate railroad shipping
facilities to supply the coal.
The.Natonal quarry with a 28 acre
expanse of water was the major reas
on for the location of the Woodcock
generating station of the Central Ohio
Light and Power Co. The generat
ing plant located beside it has at its
disposal an almost unlimited water
supply necessary for cooling pur
poses in the operation of the three
Experts who have inspected the
plant have declared its location ideal
for electric generating purposes and
the station has been given one of the
highest efficiency ratings in the entire
The plant also owns another aban
doned stone quarry whch it has leas
ed to the village for swimming pur
poses. The Buckeye Swimming lake
could supply a large additional
amount of water in case shortage
The municipal light plant is also
located beside an abandoned stone
quarry which provides the necessary
water supply for cooling of the tur
bines. In addition to the water from
the abandoned stone quarry the muni
cipal plant obtains a w’ater supply
from the Bluffton Stone Co. of which
160,000 gallons per day are being sold
by the town to the Page Dairy Co.
Some of the Bluffton Stone Co.
water is diverted into the abandoned
quarry beside the plant with the re
sult that the water of two quarries
is being used to cool the turbine.
The town recently purchased a 1250
KW capacity turbo-generator from a
mining concern in Alamo, Colorado.
This gives the municipal plant an op
erating capacity of 2,000 KW.
This together with the Central Ohio
station means that Bluffton will have
a current energy production of nearly
20,000 KW capacity. This large pro
duction would be impossible were it
not for the unusually large amount of
clear cool quarry water available in
BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Boy Scout Notes
Troop 56—By Robert Stratton
Bill Amstutz completed all of the
necessary tests and now is qualified
for his rank as a member of the
emergency service corps.
Dean Niswander and Gene Patter
son gathered books for the U. S. O.
Charles Trippiehorn was elected by
the scouts as chairman of the com
mittee on waste paper collection.
Otto Klassen and Robert Stratton
will serve as assistants.
Gene Patterson was eleced by the
troop to supervise the flag raising at
the high school every day. Maurice
Kohli will help.
The following tests were completed
Paul Don Bixel, second class tests
for compass, safet
y, knife and
Robert Stratton, w wdworking.
Richard Minck, fir
st class handi-
Maurice Kohli, kno
Don Augsburger and Charles
Trippiehorn, running for athletics
merit badge passed i
M. C. A.
it the Lima Y.
John Schmidt, ro]
e climbing for
Scoutmasters Karl Gable and Paul
Wingate were presen ed with official
Boy Scout toilet kits by members of
troop 56 in apprec ation of their
three years of ser
masters of the tr
Ha: ry Minck co
from the church
ed for the cookii
was not varied,
clans cooking tes
vice as scout-
The Cobra patrol was declared
winner of a cont' passing more
tests and weari: their uniforms
oftener than any patrol. Mem
bers of the patn Charles Trip
piehorn, leader Patterson, Paul
Don Bixel, Jami larmon, Robert
Ramseyer. Kobe. tratton had the
most points of the tr nn T’ho n V1n
and Flying Eag
a pa :y to the
IvI'O’S Will £T1 VC
ted a fire drill
Meeting of the troop was held in
the Presbyterian. urch basement.
High-lights of th
cabin last Satur
discussed and en ■d by ail. The
woods was damp
some difficulty in
the troop had
ting tires start-
sts. The menu
are to cook one-four: 1 pm:..d of steak
and bake two es without the
use of utensils. Several boys passed
this tests and a good number were
able to qualify for fire building by
building a fire with only two match
es. Games were also enjoyed, and
the troop rode homa in cars provid
ed by the committeemen.
Twenty-one boys were present at
the Monday n meeting. Of these
the visitors v Harold Kohli, Ray
Lee Wilch, L: y Matthewson, Earl
Frick, and Jex Bronson.
At the in ting Francis Kohli
passed his ki fe and hatchet test,
and Ray Crou
se tied 8 knots for his
During the week in cooperation
with the defense plans in the com
munity, several scouts assisted the
Fire Warden ct minittee by delivering
letters from the committee to the
committee me ers. Those assisting
in the work re Scouts Karl Frick,
David Frick, and
AU enjoyec the game named Mines
and Convoys tnd many ships were
sunk by both patrols. The patrols
w’ere led by
Francis Kohli and Cal-
Cloth bands with the word Bluff
ton” were dis tributed to all register
ed members the troop. They will
be sewed on
the seam of the shirt
Pledges foi purchasing of defense
stamps were distributed to each reg
istered scout by the patrol leaders.
Each scout will endeavor to work
out a plan ii which a stamp can be
purchased at regular intervals.
Keith Kirtland’s patrol are plan
ning a hike
I uesday evening after
Troop 82 vill meet at the Legion
Hall next Tuesday evening.
Rationing of new’ automobiles to
eligible applicants will be started
this w’eek in Allen county.
For March, April and May, the
county has a quota of 90 automobiles
which may be distributed to those
eligible to make purchases under the
government’s rationing plan.
Allen county’s March quota for
the sale of new automobile tires is
59 for passenger automobiles, and
166 for truckers. March’s quota for
retreads is 71.
Effective Tuesday of this w’eek the
county tire rationing board will be
located in Rwm 207 at the Allen
county court house. This is the
room formerly occupied by the
Hogs—160 to 180, $12.60 180 to
220, $12.80 220 to 250, $12.70
roughs, $11.50 stags, $14.50.
Calves, $14.50 Iambs, $11.25.
Grain (bu. prices)—Wheat, $1.21
corn, 74c oats, 58c soys, $1.80.
Sugar Rationing Reg
istration Set For 4-Day
(Continued from page 1)
closure from War Production Board
officials that the weekly ration will
be reduced from 12 ounces per
capita to a half pound for every
Rationing of sugar for civilian and
family requirements will be handled
by’ the Bluffton elementary school
teachers while restaurant, bakery
and commercial use of sugar will be
supervised by the high school
teachers, Longsdorf said.
Dates for the distribution of sugar
rationing cards will be fixed in the
near future, it was stated by O. E.
Hill, assistant state director of edu
cation. Rationing cards will be
issued to every man, woman and
child in the community.
The ration books will not be given
to any individual who has more than
eight weeks supplies of sugar in his
hoard. Stamps will be torn from
the book to make up for the excess
but if this is more than an eight
weeks’ supply, based on a half pound
per person per week, the book will
If anyone should fail to register
in1 the four day period he will have
to wait at least two weeks for an
other chance to get a book, it was
All persons who have hoarded
sugar will be required to report the
amount at the time of the issuance
of the rationing card. All sugar
oxer two pounds per capita is con
sidered by the board as hoarded
sugar. Stamps will be torn from
the books to prohibit sugar pur
chases until the hoarded stock be
Dishonest reporting of the amount
of hoarded sugar will be punishable
under the federal criminal code with
stamps, each numbered and good for
the purchase of a specified amount
of sugar, likely 12 ounces, during a
designated week. When sugar is
purchased the grocer will tear the
stamp and paste it on a master card
which will be turned in when full to
obtain additional sugar.
An individual living in a house
hold but not a member of the family
will not suffer for irregularities
caused by hoarding or other viola
tions of the family. Such indivi
duals will register separately.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all of the
friends, neighbors and relatives for
their aid and sympathy extended us
in the illness and death of our be
loved father Charles E. Burns to
Rev. Weed for his words of consola
tion and to all of those sending
Enjoy Good Coffee
Peaches “S 15c
Pineapple oz 15c
Corn Peas 2 19c
Tomatoes '-arS 12c
Salad Dressing Quan 23c
2 u 15c
No Bottle Charge
Closing their season with a record
unmarred by defeat, Bluffton High
reserves trounced Upper Sandusky
seconds by a score of 34 to 19, last
Saturday night on the Bluffton floor.
After taking a commanding lead
early in the contest, the Pirate sec
onds maintained it all the way to
come thru with an easy win.
Upper Sandusky’s understudies
w’ere held scoreless in the first quar
ter which ended with the score 9 to
0, Bluffton. At halftime the count
was 16 to 11, and the third quarter
score stood 23 to 12.
Meeting the only undefeated team
in the tournament, Bluffton High
cagers will face one of the strongest
outfits they have played this season
when they take the floor against
Middlepoint at 10 p. m. this Thurs
day, in the opening round of the
Sectional Class tourney at Celina.
Middlepoint’s record of 22 straight
victories makes the team one of the
favorites of the meet, but if the
Bluffton crew can return to the form
it showed in mid-season the battle
should be one of the high spots of
Should the Dillermen be success
ful against Middlepoint, their next
start will he at 9:15 p. m. Saturday
against the winner of the Lima
Shawnee-Lima St. Rose assignment.
Other teams in the lower bracket
with Bluffton include New Knoxville,
paired with Wapakoneta St. Joseph’s
at 8:45 p. m. Thursday, and Delphos
Jefferson which will play Ft. Re
covery at 7:30 p. m. Thursday.
Semi-finals will be played Friday,
March 13, in both the upper and
lower brackets, with the finals on
Saturday, March 14. Only one team
from the district will be eligible to
compete in the State tournament at
Springfield the week of March 16.
Seven teams are in the upper
bracket of the Celina sectional meet,
Hoaglin-Jackson drew a bye, to be
the only outfit not called on to play
in the first round. Upper bracket
play will open this Wednesday, with
the following games: Delphos St.
Johns vs Lima St. Johns Gomel' vs
Coldwater and Lima St. Gerards vs
Successful teams will play again
Friday in the upper bracket, and
Gomer, Allen county champion, is one
of the favorites to go thru to the
Of the competing teams, eight are
from Allen county. Gomer was the
Allen county tournament winner and
Shawnee qualified for the sectional
as winner of the consolation bracket.
Bluffton, Delphos Jefferson, Del
phos St. Johns, Lima St. Rose, Lima
St. Johns and Lima St. Girards are
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Robert (Bob) Hochstettler, Resident Manager
THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1942
Bluffton High Reserves Unbeaten
In 17-Game Basketball Schedule
Bluffton High Cagers Will Meet Only
Undefeated Tourney Team Thursday
During the season, Bluffton sec
onds won 17 straight decisions, most
of them by commanding margins of
In the victory over Upper Sandus
ky, 12 players appeared in the line
up: Klassen, J. Schmidt, Fritchie, C.
Schmidt, F. Herrmann, Loganbill,
Gratz, Deppler, Burkholder, J. Herr
mann, O. Klassen and Zimmer.
F. Herrmann, with 14 points,
paced the Bluffton attack. Fritchie
and Burkholder each scored seven
Tournament officials include F. G.
Skibbie, Bowling Green, and W. C.
Wilson, Findlay, referees E. L.
Starr, tournament manager D. B.
Spangler, timer, and Robert O. Day,
Where Our Soldier
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161 19th Street
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Quality Drug Store
of All Kinds
Sidney’s Drug Shop
Lean, Sliced, No Rind
Fresh Oleo 15c
Bread 3 29c
Pork & Beans
Cheese ». 29c
Soups S c.„ 7c
Oysters pn» 29c
Gold Medal Flour
IO fwi 49c
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