A fire starting in the Stith saloon,
in the Adam Keim building on Main
street, threatened the entire Herr
block. Flames soon were seen burn
ing in the Charles Day building oc
cupied by the Doty store and the
Fred Bigler meat market on the
other side. Photographer Triplett
moved his furniture and fixtures.
By the unrelenting work of the fire
men the blaze was soon brought
under control. Damage was esti
mated at $5,000.
Jonas Amstutz, Bluffton business
man died in San Antonio, Texas,
where he went for his health. At
the time of the erection of the Men
nonite college at this place he was
president and business manager of
the ard of trustees. Much credit
is due him for his untiring efforts
for the success of the institution.
The Bluffton college choral so
ciety will give another of their
popular concerts at the college audi
torium Wednesday evening under the
direction of Prof. John Jones, Lima,
assisted by Miss Elizabeth Taylor
Clark, Findlay Ralph C. Wood,
Tiffin the Lima male quartette
Miss Zanna Staater, Vera Coburn
and Miss Pearl Bogart, accompanist.
Several of the seniors have al
ready submitted their orations for
commencement day. The members
of the graduating class are Harry
Amstutz, Laura Amstutz, Hazel
Berry, Dorothy Block, Josephine
Cornwell, Carl Doriot, Mildred and
Stella Greding, Sidney Huber, Flor
ence Locher, Hazel McGriff, Fred
Mitsch, Edith Morrison, Louis Sant
schi, Leia Saterlee, Emma Woods,
Viola Zehrbach, and Emmet Stauffer.
The following banner cards were
received by the school pupils for the
Thieves stole $130 worth of clover
seed at the Bluffton Milling Co. over
the week end.
"Europe Just Before the War”
was the title of the Bluffton college
Vesper address delivered by Dr.
Samuel Eby on Sunday. He re
turned to this country last June
after spending the past year study
ing in the European universities.
With the opening football game of
the season scheduled next week w’ith
Fostoria the following are making
the strongest bids for the team:
Lyle Baumgartner, Roscoe Bowers,
Walter Amstutz, Donald West, Reuel
Niswander, Murray Trippiehorn,
Bryan Cotner, Paul Hochstettler,
Clifford Hall, Donavin Baumgartner,
Albert Burkholder, Ivan Amstutz,
Peter Gaiffe, and Robert Frick.
Peter B. Amstutz returned this
week from an extended visit in
Switzerland and other countries in
war stricken Europe.
The opening recital of the Bluff
ton college Conservatory of Music
was given by Miss Pearl Bogart and
Prof. G. A. Lehman before a large
and appreciative audience in the
college chapel, Friday night.
4-H Club News
The second meeting of the Bluff
ton Livestock 4-H club took place
in the high school building last
Wednesday afternoon. There were
10 members present and the advis
ers, Harry Barnes and Quinten
Burkholder. The club enrollment re
port was completed at the meeting.
Me bers and their projects are
as Hows: Steers, Robert Amstutz,
Robert Stratton, Keith Brauen,
Harry Burkholder and Arthur Neu
ensch wander Beef Heifer. Keith
Brauen, Junior Moser, Harry Burk
holder and Dale Huber Dairy
Heifer, John Althaus and Arthur
Hilty Dairy Cow and Calf, Ralph
Althaus Market Pig, Edgar Huber
and Paul Reichenbach.
The next meeting will be held at
the homes of the members according
to the following schedule: Dale
Huber, June 18 Junior Moser, July
2 Harry Burkholder, July 16
Arthur Neuenschwander, July 30
Keith and Eileen Brauen, August 13
Arthur Hilty, August 27.
The next meeting will be held on
June 18 at the home of Dale Huber.
Busy Bee 4-H Club
The Busy Bee 4-H club met in the
Girl Reserves room at the high
school Saturday afternoon. The
president and vice president were
both absent so Mary Kathryn Bau
man took charge of the meeting at
tended by 13 girls.
Mrs. Huser, the advisor, showed
the group how to make a sewing
box. A demonstration on the sew
ing of patches was also given.
The next meeting will be Wednes
day afternoon on June 17.
Friendly Americans 4-H Club
The third meeting of the Friendly
Young Americans 4-H club was held
at the home of Nadine Allman on
Thursday. The meeting was open
ed with singing and a program of
musical numbers by Sara Amstutz,
News Our Grandfathers Read
From Issue Of April 2, 1908
NEWS OUR FATHERS READ
FROM ISSUE OF SEPT. 24,1914
month of March:
Senior—Stella Greding and Leia
Saterlee Junior—Pauline Garau
Sophomore—Martha Davis Fresh
man—Reese Huber 8th—Carol Betz
ner 7th—Hallie Althaus 6th—Leia
Frick 5th—Lucile Welty 4th—Bon
nie Steiner, Lida Spangler 3rd—
Allan Day and Theo. Scheid 3rd,
No. 2—Mamie Stearns. Este Lugi
bill 2nd—Geneva Burkholder, Phyl
C. S. Amstutz purchased the Alli
son property on Jackson street, sold
at sheriff's sale Saturday for $1340.
Charles Bums has completed his
large traction engine and goes on
the Julius Beach farm to saw out
timber for a new’ barn.
A handsome little nurse made her
first appearance at the Bluffton sani
tarium Saturday night. Dr. and
Mrs. Sutter are the parents.
Henry Hilty, who spent the winter
in Guffey, Texas., returned home
the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Manges moved
on their farm east of town the lat
ter part of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ostendorf of
Ft. Jennings spent Sunday with the
latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Fred Triblehorn moves into the
Joseph Murray property on Jackson
Asa Battles moved from Cherry
street Wednesday’ into his new’ home
on South Main street which has re
cently been remodeled.
Albert Geiger is working for Fred
Jacob Schnegg accepted a position
of Abraham Klay in the tile roof-1
James Coon will have a public
sale, Wednesday, at his farm. His
son, H. L. Coon will then take
charge of the farm. The new resi
dence started on the Coon farm four
weeks ago is nearing completion.
Frieda Magdalene is the name of
the little girl that arrived at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lugi
bill on Geiger street Monday.
Miss Vera Cobum spent several
days’ vacation with her parents last
week, after finishing her chautauqua
work. She is now in Chicago prac
ticing with the Oxford Co., for the
L. S. Dukes and family motored
to Sandusky Sunday and spent the
day with Prof. Begg and family.
The best news on Law’n avenue
this Wednesday morning is the ar
rival of a 12 pound son, Kermit, at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hector
Mrs. John Fett and daughter, Mrs.
D. R. Tripplehom entertained a
large gathering of ladies at a
thimble party at the Fett home
Friday afternoon. Mesdames F. A.
Eaton and W. J. Richie of Lima
were among the invited guests.
Dorothy Burkholder and Doris Jean
Badertscher was presented.
The group decided to sell candy
on Wednesday and Saturday nights.
Cookies will be sold on Thursday
mornings. Starting June 15 orders
will be taken from the beginning of
the week and delivered on Thursday
A party for the mothers of the
girls will be held on July 2. The
next meeting will be held at the
home of June Steiner on Thursday,
Containers of all kinds used in
handling farm produce will be hard
to replace in 1942 so every effort
should be made to save those avail
ORDINANCE NO. 110
(Section 11S9, G. C. of Ohio)
Giving Consent of the Village to the Improve
ment of West Street and Main Street Under
the Supervision of the Director of Highways.
WHEREAS. The Director of Highways is
considering the matter of the improvement
under his sui»ervision of the public highway
known as State Highway No. 22. and
WHEREAS. West Street and Main Street
within this village lies in whole or part along
the line of said state highway, said West
Street and Main Street being more particularly
described as follows:
Beginning at a point where Pearl Street
intersects the Lima-Sandusky Road, State
Highway No. 22. West Street, in the Village
of Beaverdam. Ohio: thence north over and
along the route of State Highway No. 22 on
West Street to the West section of said Lima
Sandusky Road. West Street with the Delphos
Upper Sandusky Rood. State Highway No. 512.
Main Street: thence east along and over the
route of State Highway 22, Main Street to
the east junction of said Lhna-Sandusky Road.
State Highway 22 with the said Delphos-Ui
per Sandusky Road, State Highway No. 512
and there terminate, in all a distance of ap
proximately 2223.93 lineal feet, or 0.42 mile.
WHEREAS, It is protoaed to extend said
state highway improvement into, within or
through this village and along the aforesaid
West Street and Main Street.
Be It Ordained, by the Council of the Vil
lage of Beaverdam. State of Ohio:
SECTION 1: That it is declared to be in
the public interest that the consent of saM
village be. and such consent is hereby given,
that said West Street and Main Street or so
much thereof as is aliove described lying
along the line of said State Highway No. 22
may be improved under the supervision of the
Director of Highways.
SECTION 2: That the Clerk be, and he
is hereby, directed to furnish to the Director
of Highways and to the Board of County
Commissioners of Allen County. Ohio, a cer
tified copy of this Ordinance immediately up
on the taking effect thereof.
SECTION 3: That this Ordinance shall
take effect and be in force from and after
the earliest period allowed by law.
Passed May 19, 1942.
WADE H. CARROLL.
President of Council
Attest: C. L. RUPRIGHT. Clerk. 7
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figures in a cavalcade
of American history—such are
the men behind the names of the
great army cantonments scattered
all over the United States, where
young Americans are learning to be
soldiers in order to defend their
country when the need arises.
On January 23, 1861, Louisiana
born Capt. Pierre Gustave Ton
(1818 1893) was
intendent at West
Point. He had
there in 1838, and
served for 14
years as a lieu
tenant of engi
which time he
had fought in the
Mexican war and
had been twice
wounded in the
capture of Mexi
co City. On Feb
ruary 20, 1861, he resigned his com
mission to offer his services to the
new Confederate government. He
was placed in charge of the defenses
of Charleston, S. C., and so it fell
to his lot to start the Civil war when
he ordered his gunners to open fire
on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861.
He also was in command of the
Confederate forces at the first real
battle Bull Run three months
later and he served throughout the
war, taking part in many important
battles until he surrendered with
Gen. J. E. Johnston to General Sher
man in April, 1865. Camp Beaure
gard near Alexandria, La., bears his
The war which
P. G. T.
started when Gen
gave the order to
fire on Fort Sum
ter in the harbor
of Charleston, S.
C., came to an
end near Appo
House, Va., in
1865. The last
charge there was
led by Gen. John
(1832 1904) who
artillery in a des
perate attempt to
John B. Gordon
hosts. Georgia-born Gordon had
been in it from the beginning, start
ing as a captain of infantry and ris
ing to the rank of lieutenant-gener
al. After the war was over, he re
turned to Georgia to practice law,
was sent to the United States senate
in 1873 and remained there until
1880. Then he served as governor of
his native state from 1886 to 1890
and again served in the senate from
1891 to 1897. A camp near Chamb
lee, Ga., perpetuates the fame of
the law, Upton is
of military sci
ence. So a camp
in his native state
of New York hon
ors the memory
of a great teach
er of soldiers,
(1839 1881), fa
mous author of
“System of Infan
try Tactics’’ and
is to students of
to the students
of the United States.” Upton was
not merely a theorist—he learned
the science of war on the battle
field. Graduated from West Point
in 1861, he had his baptism of fire
as a lieutenant of artillery at Bull
Run, where he was wounded. From
that time on he was constantly in
the thick of the fighting and was
repeatedly wounded. He fought at
South Mountain, Antietam, Fred
ericksburg, Gettysburg, in the Wil
derness campaign, at Spotsylvania,
with Sheridan in the Shenandoah
and in the expeditions which cap
tured Selma, Columbus and other
cities in Alabama and Georgia. By
the end of the war he had received
all brevets from major1 to major
general in the regular army but
held merely a captain’s commission.
After the war he commanded at
West Point and devoted himself to
the writing which has made his
name synonymous with “military
Camp Joseph T. Robinson, near
Little Rock, Ark., originally named
Camp Pike for Brig. Gen. Zebulon
M. Pike, was renamed in 1937 in
honor of the veteran Arkansas con
gressman and United States senator
who died that year.
A Famous Bugle
The most famous bugle in the
United States army is the property
of Staff Sergeant Frank Witchey,
veteran bugler of the Third cavalry.
Witchey blew taps on the horn when
the Unknown Soldier was buried in
Arlington cemetery and he used it
for the same purpose at the funerals
of ex-President Woodrow Wilson,
William Jennings Bryan, Maj. Gen.
Leonard Wood, Lieut. Gen. Nelson
A. Miles. Lieut. Gen. S. B. M. Young
and many other prominent Ameri
With the approach of hot weather,
Ohio dairymen are reminded that
bacteria multiply rapidly in warm
milk. Government buyers rejected
15 per cent of the cheese offered
them last year, the rejection being
due to use of poor quality milk in
making the cheese. Local buyers
often reject off-flavored or sour milk
when it is delivered.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTONf OHIO iwww
Children’s Dav programs will be
held at the Methodist church and at
the Presbyterian church Sunday night
at 8:30 o’clock.
Mrs. Regina Lei ?y of Pandora is
spending several days with her dau
ghter, Mrs. Harold Marshall and fam
Miss Ladonna Campbell spent the
week end with friends in Troy.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Mayberry and
Mr. and Mrs. W E. Marshall attend
ed a banquet of the Allen County As
sociation of Township Clerks and
Trustees at Hotel Argonne in Lima,
Mr. and Mrs. Loren VanMeter and
family of Newark are spending sever
al days with relatives in this vicinity.
Mrs. Walter Cupp will be hostess to
the Au Revoir club, Thursday
Dr. and Mrs. M. R. Bixel and
family of Bluffton and Miss Madeline
Bixel of Pandora were Sunday evening
supper guests in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. F. C. Marshall and son Robert.
Mrs. Alvin Whisler and granddau
ghter Charlene Steger of Oceanside,
Calif., were Tuesday evening dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Marsh
all and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Marshall and
daughter Jean were among the guests
at the wedding of Mrs. Grace Cox
and Mr. A. J. B. Longsdorf which was
held'in the W. D. Keel home in Bluff
ton, Friday afternoon at 4:30.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Begg and sons
John and William. Mr. and Mrs. Don
ald VanMeter of Beaverdam, Mr. Har
ley VanMeter, and Mr. and Mrs. Lor
en VanMeter and daughters Ann and
Sue attended the VanMeter reunion in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Van
Meter and family of near Findlay,
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Marshall and
their guest Mrs. Alvin Whisler and
granddaughter, Charlene Sterger of
Oceanside, Calif, were in Bowling
Green, Friday to attend Commence
ment exercises at Bowling Green un
iversity wher^ Miss Mary Marshall
was a member of the graduating class.
The Profit and Pleasure club will
hold its filial meeting of the year when
they meet in the home of Mrs. D. C.
Campbell next Wednesday for the
year. Mrs. F. C. Marshall will be the
assistant hostess. A program of
readings and music will ba furnished
by club daughters.
Robert Parenter and daughter Gail
of Lima were Saturday guests in the
W. E. Marshall home.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cupp and son
William and daughter Margery will
attend the graduating exercises at the
Toledo State Hospital, Friday night
where their daughter Beatrice is a
members of the graduating class.
Mrs. F. C. Marshall will be hostess
to the Advance cub of Pandora, Sat
urday when they hold their final meet
ing for this club year. The program
is as follows: “Famous Exiles in the
United States”—Mrs. Dale Stewart
“Medical Research”—Mrs. H. A. Nis
wander and musical program by Mary
Jean and Robert Marshall.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Marshall and
daughter Mary, Mrs Alvin Whisler
and Charlene Sterger of Oceaside,
Calif, and Robert Barnett of Bowling
Green were Sunday evening supper
guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Orlo Marshall and daughter Jean.
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
The State of Ohio.
Allen County, gs.
Estate of William A. Hawk, Deceased.
Jacob E. Hawk, of R. D. No. 1. Lafayette,
Ohio, has been ap|ointed and qualified as ad
ministrator of the .-state of William A. Hawk,
late of Allen County, Ohio, deceased.
Dated this ixth day of May, 1942.
RAYMOND P. SMITH,
7 Probate Judge.
By Elmo Scott Watson
Colorado’s Mystery Man
TN THE early sixties an intellectu
al gentleman with strong bearded
features arrived at Georgetown,
Colo., and immediately became a
celebrity of the local mountain
country. He called himself Com
modore Stephen Decatur and since
there had been two previous Stephen
Decaturs in American history, both
of whom were commodores, his
identity was looked upon with suspi
Georgetown residents soon found
that the commodore seemed to get
a great deal of fun out of living. He
got along well with everyone, espe
cially the ladies. He was the town’s
greatest booster, an advocate of
good roads and the development of
He became associate editor of the
Georgetown Miner, local paper, in
1869, and thenceforth increased his
popularity. He was a flowery writ
er and a first-rate drinker. At odd
moments, also, he would rattle off
Indian language—that of the Sioux,
Omaha, Ponca or Pottawatomie. Be
cause of his ability to speak with
them, he was delegated the task of
settling all disputes with the In
In 1876 he was appointed Colo
rado’s commissioner to the Phila
delphia exposition and he was cock
of the walk there, too. He was so
entertaining that he was followed by
crowds wherever’ he went.
But he was recognized at the ex
position as Stephen Decatur Bross,
brother of the lieutenant-governor of
Illinois. He had disappeared from
Illinois and deserted his wife and
children. The publicity of his dis
covery in Philadelphia ruined his
popularity in Colorado and he had to
retire to obscurity.
Western Newspaper Union.
Mi-lady Receives Can
ning Sugar From
(Continued from page 1)
rise to many complaints from resi
Many Volunteer Workers
Rationing of canning sugar con
tinued in Bluffton* on Monday and
Wednesday with a large staff of
volunteer workers handling the
steady stream of applicants with a
minimum of delay. Filling out of
necessary permit usually lequired
less than ten minutes. The ration
ing procedure was under direction
of Ge.hard Buhler, high school prin
Rationing headquarters here are
authorized to serve only residents
of the Bluffton school district. Sim
ilar rationing arrangements were set
up in Beaverdam the first of the
Canning sugar permits averaged
about 35 pounds generally, with that
figure varying considerably accord
ing to the size of the family.
From ten to twenty teachers to
gether with other volunteer workers
were on hand to handle rationing
details and a splendid spirit of co
operation was manifest in the entire
program, it was reported.
Casualties among English civilians
during air raids horrify citizens of
this nation but health authorities in
the United States say that home
accidents killed 10,900 more Ameri
cans in 1941 than the number of
English killed by bombing last year.
To correlate animal disease con
trol measures in Ohio at present a
state committee of veterinarians
with the following members has
been appointed: chairman, Dr. D.
C. Hyde, Columbus Dr. H. E. Ash,
Bowling Green Dr. Frank L. Carr,
Columbus Dr. A. J. DeFosset, Co
lumbus Dr. E. A. Downs, Mt.
Sterling Dr. C. W. Fogle, Leipsic
Dr. W. F. Guard and Dr. R. E.
Rebrassier, Ohio State University
Dr. H. A. Hoopes, LeRue and Dr.
B. L. Runyan, Springfield. Out
breaks of contagious animal dis
eases should be reported to this
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Activity at the field has been di
versified. with decathlon events
sharing the spotlight with softball
and paddle tennis.
Richard Newlan is leading in the
decathlon events with 60 points. Tn
competition with 12 year old boys
or older, he garnered most of his
points in the high jump, standing
broad jump, and footba.ll punt. Kent
Stonehill scored 2£) points in the
soccer kick on 10 straight goals.
Robert Harris is in first place in
the younger boys division, but Bruce
Hauenstein has been spectacular in
the high jump, (although only 7
years old, he has a leap of 2T0" to
Don Badertscher scored a first in
the 30 yard dash in the younger
boys division. Competition in de
cathlon events will continue all sum
mer, and each boy is urged to try
for point improvement each day.
League play has started in boys
play with the standings showing a
win and loss for each of the teams.
The South Siders won a last
inning victory over the North Siders
Monday night, 21-20. Ray Crouse
scored on a pass ball for the win
ning tally, after the North Siders
had scored 9 runs in their half of
the ninth inning to tie the count.
John Klay and Kent Stonehill
each banged out 3 hits to lead the
offense of the North Siders. The
batting of the South Siders was
more balanced with Crouse, Bob
Bixel, Ronald Diller and Kenneth
Bracy each getting 2 hits. Bob
Bixel was the winning pitcher and
Kent Stonehill, the loser.
The North Siders got into the
win column Tuesday night with an
other last inning rally, winning
Harry Klay drove in the tying
and winning runs with a sharp
single to center in the last of the
ninth. The score was 11-12 against
the North Siders until Klay’s game
winning bingle ended the game.
Neil Schmidt got a home run for
the South Siders and Dick Newlan
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THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1942
got one for the winners. Schmidt
was the offensive star of the game
with four for five. Kent Stonehill
was the winning hurler and Bout
well was the loser. League play
will be resumed Thursday.
Economists estimate U. S. citizens
will have $17,000,000,000 available
in 1942 to bid for goods and ser
vices. Rationing prevents bidding
prices upward to dangerous levels.
Restrictions governing the use of
metal and lumber in building farm
grain storages have been changed to
permit this construction. Ohio will
need a lot more grain storage space
on farms within six weeks.
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