Triplett Team Is
Loser In Two Tilts
Tangling with two of Northwest
ern Ohio’s best softball teams, a
crippled Triplett outfit lost close de
cisions to Tiffin and Kenton teams
during the last week.
Routh Meat Packers, undefeated
team of Tiffin, took the measure of
the locals for their 12th straight
victory of the season, 5 to 1, last
Friday night at Harmon field. On
Monday, the Mangesmen lost to Ken
ton Champions, 6 to 3, at Kenton.
For six innings, the contest with
Tiffin was a thrill-packed, closely
contested game. At the opening of
the seventh, with Tiffin leading, 2
to 1, Timer Spaeth, Bluffton start
ing hurler, had to leave the game
because of a blistered foot.
Several fielding lapses and a mo
mentary lack of pitching control re
sulted in three more Tiffin rallies in
the eighth to give the visitors a de-
BlulfTton’s only run came in the
fifth istanza when the locals loaded
the bises with only one out. Fred
Herrnlann then was walked home
with the local team’s lone tally
when Snaeth was passed.
At Kenton Monday night the Trip
lett cirew ran into a speedball pitch
er whio allowed them only five hits,
and the Champion outfit of that
place copped a 6 to 3 victory.
Kc iiton led all the way, getting
th i runs in the second inning, one
in thi» fourth and two more in the
Norm Triplett tallied the first
Bluffton run in the fifth when he
doublfid, and came home on two long
in the eighth, with two men out,
King doubled, Herrmann doubled
scoring King, and Eikenbary doub
led to score Herrmann for two mon
Burkholder .... ..... ..
R. CIratz _____
___ 2 0 0
2 0 0
Lewiq ..................... 0 2
Trip!ptt ___ 4 0 1
F. Swank ..............___ 4 0 0
Fred Herrmann —____ 4 1 1
J. ratz ________ ____ 0 0 0
Eike nbary ___ 3 0 1
Craw■ford _______ ___ 2 0 0
Trip ehorn ______ ____1 0 0
Spae .... __ 1 0 0
als ___ 31 1 o
Tiffii ____37 5 9
Burk holder ______...... 3 0 0
Grat __ 1 0 0
Lewis ....... -____ 9 0 0
Triplett ________ .. .....3 1 2
Swaink ____ ___ ____ 3 0 0
King ____ 3 1 1
Hen•mann ______ ___ 3 1 1
Gratz ........ ........... ____ 1 0 1
Eikenbary ______ ____ 2 0 0
Swa ....... 3 0 0
Cratcford ______ ____ 3 0 0
Spaeth _________ ____ 3 0 0
Totals ........ 31 3
KentOn ..... —____ 36 6 10
Last Rites For
H. E, Nonnamaker
Funeral services for H. Edmond
Nonnamaker, 71, Orange township
farmer, were held at his residence
two miles east of Bluffton Sunday
afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.
He died at his home Thursday
night at 9:15 o'clock after an illness
Nonnamaker was born on Sep-
tem er 15, 1870, the son of Eli and
Elizabeth (Swoyer) Nonnamaker, at
the old homestead where he died.
He had never married and had lived
with his brother Charles on the
horn place all his life.
He is survived by two sisters and
two brothers: Mrs. J. S. Agin of
Bluffton Mrs. Lucinda Koontz and
Ami Nonnamaker of Orange town
ship and Charles at home.
Rev. Irvin Kauffman officiated at
the services. Burial was made at
Japanese In Hawaii
Generally Loyal To
(Continued from page 1)
United States army transport pro
tected in a small convoy and arrived
in San Francisco on July 1.
Passengers were not permitted on
deck after dark and tse ship "was com
pletely blacked out. Strick orders to
throw nothing overboard by which an
enemy vessel might detect the pres
ence of a convoy were given.
No smoking permitted on the decks
because of cirgarete stubs which
might be picked up by enemy craft.
Security watch patrols were maintain
ed at all times with civilian men on
The crossing was quiet and unevent
ful. The ship was crowded with few
peace time facilities and conveniences
available. In rooms occupied former
ly by two or three persons are now
quartered seven to nine people.
Each of the meals was eaten in
three sittings, the pasenger list was
so large. No choice of menu was al
lowed v in peace time. Everyone
was required to eat the regular ar:
rations prescribed for the i
men aboard ship.
Passengers were required kt v
their life belts close at hand at all
times. The passengers as well as
crew men practiced aband ship
The war has had a practical effect
of greatly reducing the public school
and college enrollments. All young
men and women if not needed in the
military forces have been drafted into
industrial or office work essential for
the war effort.
Most junior and senior high school
boys and girls are engaged in one or
other types of war activities. Most
of these young people have been froz
en to their jobs for the duration of
the war by governmental regulation,
Miss Niswander said.
FRANK M. IRICK
I am asking for your vote and support at the Primary Election
to be held Tuesday, August 11, 1942.
In return. IF NOMINATED AND ELECTED, I can only
promise you my honest and sincere services.
I have served the city of Delphos, Ohio, as Auditor since 1926,
and I have also had schooling as an accountant.
ANY FAVORS SHOWN ME WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
Frank M. Irick, Delphos, Ohio
In driving by Pearl Harbor on a
public highway, Miss Niswander stat
ed that there was little evidence there
had been a bombing of such disaster
ous consequences. Everything had
been cleaned up and most of the build
ings had been restored or repaired.
The sunken battleship Arizona can
still be clearly seen with its turrets
projecting up out of the water. Parts
of several other sunken ships can also
be seen but generally there is little
evidence of the terrific bombing de
livered in the treacherous Japanese
Numerous precautions have been
taken by the government to protect
the civilian population as well as to
protect the country from internal sab
Every person was required to regis
ter with governmental authorieties.
1 Fingerprints were taken of everyone
for the records of the territory and
the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Anticipating possible use of chemic
al warfare by the Japanese every in
dividual on the islands is required to
carry a gas mask. Even the school
children must carry their gas mask
and frequent practice sessions in put
ting on the mask are held.
Everyone V accinated
Every resident was required to have
typhoid shots and smallpox vaccina
tions regardless of when a previous
inoculatioh had taken place. No
charge was made by the government
for this service.
Blackout precautions were complete
in every detail. No lights in the' bus
iness section, in the harbor nor in the
residential districts could Ik? seen. No
stores were open at nights and there
was no need for anyone to be on the
streets after dark.
Th? theatres start at 10 o'clock in
the morning and close at 4:30 o'clock
in the afternoon.
Civilians were required to be off
the streets at 10 o’clock at night and
no civilian automobiles were ermitt
ed after 8:30 o'clock unless specific
ally permitted by military order.
There was scarcely enough gasoline
August 11, 1942
The troop left Bluffton on Sunday
afternoon at 12:45 o’clock in the
Carey Niswander truck with a full
load of scouts and baggage and
plenty of spirit.
The trip to camp was uneventful
save for a little sunburn and wav
ing at the girls enroute to camp.
As they entered the campsite the
boys were surprised to see a stone
road back to camp and a lot of
scouts coming in and leaving the
Scoutmaster Karl Gable registered
the boys for the camp and made ar
rangements for the location of the
tents in what seemed an intermin
When arrangements were finally
completed a terrific five-minute down
pour of rain drenched the boys be
fore they could set up their tents.
Carey Niswander drove the truck
and was accompanied by Ray Pat
terson. Scoutmaster Gable and wife
rode to camp with Mr. and Mrs.
The campsite is located across two
ravines in a highly forested section.
Five large tents have been set up
in a circle with the scouts assigned
to the tents as follows:
No. 1—Karl Gable, Robert Oberly
and Bill Amstutz.
No. 2—Robert Stratton, James
Harman, Robert Ramseyer, Paul Don
No. 3—Don Augsburger, Dean
Niswander, Gene Patterson, Malcolm
No. 4—Bill Mericle, Otto Klassen,
Harry Minck, Charles Tripplehom.
anyway to drive in the day time let
alone the night as petroleum products
are carefully rationed 10 gallons per
month being allowed for every car.
Blued out flashlights were permit
ted if the individual promised to shine
them on the ground.
The Japanese have been allowed to
continue in their normal pursuits ex
cept for the more important business
es. They may till be seen operating
the smaller shops and are walking the
streets in as great a frequency as
Their activities are carefully check
ed, however, by government agents.
They are not permitted to move or
travel except by government permis
sion and regulation.
The International Red Cross organ
ization has been most helpful in the
emergency and on the ship helped
ease the situation in many ways.
Warm clothing which could not be
purchased in Hawaii was furnished by
the Red Cross. Milk was given to the
children and sandwiches and coffee
were furnished for adults.
Representatives of the organization
helped entertain the children on boat
and made themselves helpful in many
Miss Niswander stated that both in
Hawaii and during the crossing to this
country they were warned repeatedly
not to give any information that
might give aid to the enemy. Conse
quently it is highly important to give
information only within the limita
tions imposed by governmental re
To Hold St, Mary's
Lawn Fete July 30
Annual lawn fete for benefit of
St. Mary’s Catholic church will be
held on the church grounds, Lawn
avenue and Elm streets, Thursday
night, July 30.
Lawn fetes, sponsored by the
church have been largely attended in
past years with many from out of
town coming for the event.
Committees in charge are:
General chairman—Rev. Nicholas
Ice cream and cake tickets—Mrs.
Vern Dardio, Wm. Reagan.
Ice cream—Chas. Hankish, Andrew
and Ed Herrmann, Elmer Nusbaum,
David Fisher, Irvin Herrmann,
Cakes—Mrs. Dale McGinnis, Mrs.
Frank Zuercher, Mrs. Elmer Nus
baum, Mrs. John Rogers, Mrs. David
Fisher, Mrs. Wm. Underwood, Mrs.
Serving Cafeteria Style—Miss Ida
Owens, Mrs. George Schmidt, Mrs.
Landolin Kindle, Mrs. Palte.
Coffee—Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Myers,
Miss Lucille Myers, Mrs. Albert
Klass, Mrs. Jack Fisher, William
Klass, Michael Reagan, Jack Nus
baum, Arthur Recker.
Sandwiches—Mrs. Harry Turner,
Mrs. Ed. Reagan, Mrs. Chas. Hank
ish, Mrs. L. H. Foltz, Mrs. Joe
Gerdeman, Sr., Mrs. Andrew Herr
Lights and Ground—Wm. Jackson,
George I’reto, Jack Fisher, George
Schmidt, Louis Fisher, Dan Myers.
Pop Stand—Jerome Zuercher, J.
F. Herrmann, Landolin Kindle, Mr.
Serving Tables—Mrs. J. F. Herr
mann, Mrs. George Preto, Mrs.
Herman Schmidt, Mrs. Joe Gerde
man, Jr., Adelaide McGinnis, Rita
Nusbaum, Mariam Nusoaum, Janice
Hankish, Mrs. Jerome Zuercher,
Evelyn and Mary Ann Gerdeman,
Mary Lou Schmidt, Clare Reagan.
Sale of tickets on ground—Harry
Turner, Sr., Verne Dardio, Ed. Rea
gan, Joe Gerdeman, Sr., Joe Gerde
THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON. OHIO
Scout Notes From Bluffton Troop
No. 56 Written At Camp Defiance
No. 5—Maurice and Ted Kohli,
Gordon Bixel and Robert Fisher.
John Schmidt is sleeping in the
Junior Staff tent and is helping in
Camp was set up and at 6:15 the
boys were called together for re
treat and at 6:30 supper. To the
boys’ pleasure Jim Binkley of Ada is
cook Mark Lutman from Defiance
is director John Graven from Van
Wert, assistant director Malcolm
Rodebaugh, Wapakoneta and Jim
Birchfield, Celina, are provisional
leaders. There are 53 boys in camp.
The Bluffton troop sits at one
large table for eating. As a sample
menu the scouts for supper had bak
ed ham, baked potatoes, chocolate
milk, fresh sliced vegetables, green
beans, cake and diced fruit.
After supper the scouts became ac
quainted with each other and at 9:30
met at the council ring with a large
council fire and camp awards. Troop
56 will get 15 yellow camp awards
for two years at camp and five green
awards for one year.
Visitors’ days will be held Wed
nesday and Thursday and numerous
Bluffton visitors are expected. The
camp address is Troop 56, Shawnee
Council camps, Defiance.
The boys who are working on the
pioneering merit badge are building
a bridge across the ravine to the
A flag pole was built Monday
morning by Bob Oberly and Bill Am
Ten No. 2 won the award for the
best cleaned tent.
Pitch Game John Herrmann,
James Herrmann, Fred Herrmann,
Richard Nusbaum, Romanas Zuerch
er, Harry Turner, Jr.
America Need Not
Fear Russia As Ally
(Continued from page 1)
an iron handed method of eliminat
ing fifth columnists who had sold
out to Hitler.
Neither is the national debt any
cause for alarm. With the coun
try’s large resources and ability to
meet situations the debt problem will
be faced after the war and handled
with characteristic American effi
ciency. The larg liase of bonds
in this country is one of the surest
methods of he .g off inflation,
While generally optimistic concern-
ing the future the speaker saw a
dark picture in predicting a crime
wave after the war. If 5,000,000
soldiers are taught how to be cruel
and practice this in time of war it
is impossible not to have some re
action by ce tain anti-social individ
uals after the war.
A social cllunge v.’ill take place in
the field of transportation. With
the thousands of trained pilots and
the mass preduction of airplanes,
the country will witness a new era
in both freig
it and passenger trans-
Although me can not predict the
form of govt.•rnment that this coun
try will havt after the war, it is a
certainty thut the form will be pro
foundly alte •ed likely in the di rec
tion of inc eased control by the
state, the sp aker pointed out.
The econoinic structure will likely
he changed i provide a greater bal
ance of incoi te than has been known
in previous eras. While the rich
man will not be entirely out of the
picture, the nequalities will be con
If lasting peace is to endure, once
this conflict has ceased there must
be less greet and men will have to
return to th 1 principle of the bro
man, the speaker said
Prior to tlio lecture, Lion Pres. I.
B. Beeshy innounced the vacancy
of third vire-president. Noah Ba
singer was unanimously elected by
the club to fi11 the vacancy that had
existed for month.
Honoring the boys of the Beaver
dam community in the country’s
armed forces, a stone memorial is
being erected in front of the Beaver
dam school building on the Dixie
Highway with arrangements being
made for ft dedicatory service in the
Funds totalling more than $300
have been raised by popular sub
scription and an ice cream social to
pay for the stone which is six feet
high and three feet wide.
Cement and labor for the founda
tion have been donated by patriotic
citizens of the community. Erection
of the stone by a Lima contractor
likely will be completed within a few
days, it was stated.
The dedicatory services will likely
be held on a Sunday afternoon in
the near future with the Lima post
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in
Heading a committee of Beaver
dam citizens in the solicitation of
funds and arrangements fur dedica
tion are: I. M. Jennings, chairman
Mrs. H. G. Downey, secretary' V. F.
Three Bluffton religious and edu
cational institutions will benefit from
the estate of Mrs. Emma Vinson, who
died at Beaverdam on July 1, it was
revealed in her will admitted to the
Allen county probate court this week.
The bequests were unexpected and
occasioned considerable surprise. The
following groups here were named
beneficiaries by the testatrix in the
original will of Nov. 1, 1920.
Trustees of the Bluffton Methodist
church, $1,200 Bluffton college, $500
Bluffton board of education for use
for the high school, $500.
Other groups and persons sharing
in the estate as named in the will are:
Trustees of the Methodist church at
Beaverdam for building and improve
ments, $600 Ohio Northern university
at Ada, $100 trustees Grace Meth
odist church, Lima, $1,200 trustees of
the Columbus Grove Methodist church,
$1,200 Charles Buchanan, a Method
ist missionary in the field who is from
this part of Ohio, $500.
Some other Methodist missionary
found worthy by the Methodist minis
ters of this district, $500 trustees of
the children’s home of the Methodist
church at Worthington, $1,000 to the
fund collected by the Methodist church
on Children’s Day each year for ed
ucational purposes, $1,000.
The will also directed that if the
bequests cannot be paid in full, they
are to be prorated among the various
takers, with all that remains to be
paid to the Women’s Home and For
eign Missionary societies of the Beav
erdam Methodist church, share and
share alike. That provision was
changed by a second codicil, made
June 26, 1941, which named an next
of kin nephews and nieces each to re
ceive $10. “If there is not enough
for the bequests,” the instrument stat
ed, “the executor is directed to pay
the first of the items in full, then each
in full until the funds are exhausted.”
In the original will the testatrix nom
inated her brother, William B. Stew
art of Bellefontaine, as executor. If
Three Groups Here Will Share
In Estate Of Beaverdam Woman
YOUR CITY7 MARKET SAYS
he could not serve, then Samuel R.
Vertner of Beaverdam, but if he could
not serve, then John Stewart of Ada.
A codicil added to the will Dec. 2,
1925 said that all three persons were
dead and that Miner A. Atmur, Lima
attorney, should be named as execu
tor and if he could not serve, then his
son, Loren M. Atmur.
Total amount of the 13 bequests
In Jenera Church
Wedding of Miss Alverda Dilts,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E.
Dilts southwest of Jenera and Vic
tor Bormuth, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Bormuth of Jenera was an
event in Trinity Lutheran church at
that place Sunday afternoon at 2
Rev. John Gauss officiated in the
double ring ceremony at the altar
before a background of flowers and
The bride was attended by her
sister, Marcella Dilts as maid of
honor and bridesmaids were two
cousins Dorothy Heers and Rosella
Stanfield and two friends Helen Hoch
and Trella Bosserman.
Franklin Deeds, brother-in-law of
the groom was best man. Ushers
were Lauren Rausch, Solomon Mar
quart and Monroe Steiner.
Following the ceremony a recep
tion was held by the couple*in their
newly furnished home after which
they left on a wedding trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Bormuth are grad
uates of Rawson high school. Mrs.
Bormuth is president of the Uncle
Sam 4-H club of Orange Center.
Mr. Bormuth is employed at the
Buckeye Traction Ditcher company
Dates for the 33rd annual Dairy
Cattle Congress at Waterloo, Iowa,
have been advanced to September 7
13, three weeks ahead of the orig
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THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1942
Ethyl Alcohol for Defense
Ethyl alcohol is used in the manu
facture of smokeless powder as a
material for the manufacture of
ether, which in turn is used as a
component cf a mixed solvent. While
this is true, ethyl alcohol has tw’o
other uses in the production of pow
der. It is used as a solvent for
water, or as a dehydrating agent.
After nitration, the cellulose is cen
trifuged to remove water as com
pletely as possible. The remainder
of the water is removed with alco
hol. After dehydration, the nitro
cellulose is dispersed in a mixed sol
vent. This solvent is one part alco
hol and two parts ether. Thus, there
is another direct use of alcohol.
The adhesive used to affix a cot
ton fabric to the interior side of one
type of prefabricated wall is also
an effective barrier against vapor
penetration through tfye wall.
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
The State of Ohio,
Allen County, s».
Estate of Anna E. Agin. Deceased.
Elmer C. Romey has been appointed and
qualified as Administrator of the estate of
Anna E. Agin late of Allen County, Ohio,
Dated this 11th day of July, 1942.
RAYMOND P. SMITH,
14 Probate Judge.
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Chicken Noodle Soup Lunch,
Monday 6:00 to 9:30 P. M.
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