VOLUME NO. LXVII
H. S. GRADUATION
EVENTS TO OPEN
be Held in
Class Exercises to
Class Play to be Staged Mon
day and Tuesday Com
Bluffton high school commence
ment season will be opened Thurs
day when graduating seniors hold
class night exercises in the gym
nasium at 8 p. m.
Baccalaureate services will be held
in a union service at the gymnasium,
Sunday night at 8 o’clock with Rev.
Gerald Bright, pastor of the Church
of Christ delivering the address.
His subject is “I Go A-fishing”.
will be furnished
senior play “What
act comedy, based
“Henry Aldrich” radio program will
be presented in the auditorium Mon
day and Tuesday nights at 8:30 p. m.
The production is under direction of
P. W. Stauffer of the department of
speech and dramatics.
Graduation exercises for the class
of 66 seniors will be held in the
gymnasium on Wednesday night of
BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL
hursday, May 21—Clasi
8:00 p. m.
He left Ti
school will be held from Myiwhiy to
to register. Dai:
held by the as-
at Milwaukee, at
gates are expected
sessions will be
.sembly for one week.
TYR. V. F. Schwalm, president
of Manchester college, North
Manchester, Ind., who will de
liver the commencement address
to the Bluffton college seniors
in graduating exercises to be
held at the First Mennonite
church next Wednesday morning
at 10 o’clock.
66 SENIORS TO
Graduating Exercises to
Held in Gymnasium, VV
nesday Night, Mav 21
May 27 at 8 o’clock--
Graduation Services For Thirty-six
Bluffton College Seniors On Monday
A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE
Commencement Address to be
Given by Manchester Col
Exercises are Earlier this Y ear
Because of War Time
Graduation exercises will be held
for 36 Bluffton college seniors in the
42nd annual commencement services
to be held at the First Mennonite
Dr. Vernon Franklin Schwalm,
president of Manchester college, a
Quaker institution at Manchester,
Ind., will give the commencement ad
dress, it was announced by Dr. L.
L. Ramseyer, president of the col
lege. Pres. Schwalm will sneak on
the subject, “The Christian College
in Our Modern World”.
The commencement season has
been moved several weeks ahead this
Monday morning at 10
receive music degrees
receive the Bachelor of
Of this number seven
will not complete all their work un
til the conclusion of the summer
Burns. Mrs. Locher expects
to Lima to make her home with her
sister, Mrs. John Bixel.
Yresper Choir to Present “The
Rose Maiden” in Ramseyer
Chapel at 8:15 p. m.
:es in Chap
Presentation of the.cantata, “The
Rose Maiden” at Ramseyer chapel
on Friday night at 8:15 o’clock will
mark the opening of a,crowded week
of commencement activity for sen
iors comprising the Bluffton college
Bluffton Day, during which the
May queen will be crowned, will be
held Saturday, in the most crowded
day or the commencement season.
Breakfasts, luncheons, reunions, box
opening ceremonies, the alumni ban
quet and the Shakespearean play
“As You Like It” are all crowded
into this day.
Baccalaureate services will be held
at Ramseyer chapel Sund
o’clock with I
president of th
OF BLUFFTON AND VICINITY
jAY, MAY 21, 1942
Ravages of Disease
eci tai at the
ht at 8 o’clocl*
and grade school pupils of
Pearl Mann and Prof. Sidney
enstein. The public is invited.
Betty was stricken with the dis
ease when she was 16 years old and
a junior at Beaverdam High school.
5 enabled to finish her school
that place thru determined
Infantile Paralysis Victim To Get
Her Degree From Bluffton College
Outlook Bright as
Condition Improves and
Reward of a determined struggle to
regain health and to earn a college
degree, despite the ravages of infan
tile paralysis, will be realized at Bluff
ton college commencement exercises
Monday morning for Betty Leeson of
Bethany, Ohio, and daughter of Rev.
E. A. Leason, former Methodist
pastor at Beaverdam and Pandora.
Treatment in a Chicago clinic and
exercise have resulted in improve
ment to the girl’s physical condition
and her courageous struggle against
the terrific odds of not only her own
illness but also that of her father
will be climaxed on Monday. She
is one of four seniors named to Pi
Delta, honorary scholastic society.
ro for 1
TYR- John Ruskin Howe, presi
dent of Otterbein college,
Westerville, who will give the
commencement address when 66
seniors graduate from Bluffton
High school in services at the
school gymnasium next Wed
nesday night at 8 o’clock.
SEE MUCH CORN
TO BE PLANTED
AFTER JUNE 1
('old Rains are De Seed-
he was able to finally obtain only
with considerable difficulty and red
Daniel Field a, Georgia, afte
visiting the aul Augsburger,
who is doing secretarial work in an
army hospital at that place.
FARM HOME BURNS
TO GROUND WHEN
WIND FANS BLAZE
on Calvin Kempf
in Union Township
Leveled by Fire
lames Brought Under Control
Gain New Headway as
High Wind Rises
Disastrous fire of unknown origin
burned to the ground a frame and
tucco dwelling on the Calvin Kempf
ami three miles north of Bluffton in
ion township, Friday night. The
discovered shortly before 10
'clock was within 30 rods of the Har
old Carr farm where a brick residence
burned seven months ago.
Bluffton’s municipal fire department
battled the $3,500 blaze for six hours,
but a high wind prevented saving the
Pumping water from a dug well,
Bluffton finemen had the fire under
control at one The flames burst
’ling Green State
Marshall, a music major senior, was
a member of the first violin section.
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