Finding the scoring spark after
dominating play for three quarters
but being unable to cross the payoff
stripe, Bluffton High gridders ham
mered two touchdowns across th®
goal in the last period to defeat Co
lumbus Grove, 12 to 0, in a game
under the lights at Harmon field
last Friday night.
Lanky Fred Herrmann, sophomore
fullback, plunged thru the line for
both tallies, after his bullseye, .pass
ing had set the 'iouchdapn stage
A t^ng of^Wdst in the morning
air, leaves turning from' grt,m*r“tb‘
brown, days that end all too quickly
and the thud of footballs at Harrton
stadiurrj and College field all serve
as reminders that another football
season is well under way Bluff
ton High’s aggressive team got its
first test of the season in defeating
Columbus Grove, 12 to 0, last week,
and this Friday finds the Pirates
tackling Ada’s veteran eleven here
at Harmon field Bluffton col
lege’s untried aggregation also will
see action Friday, meeting Mt,
Union at Alliance
The shape of things to come in
the Western Buckeye league can
somewhat roughly be determined as
the result of last week’s play
Bluffton, Celina, Bellefontaine and
Van Wert all were victorious
Van Wert, defending champion,
whose record was marred last year
only by a tie with Bluffton, edged
Bryan, 13 to 6 Bellefontaine
was victor over Urbana, 14 to 0,
and Celina trounced Rockford, 34 to
0 Wapakoneta lost to Ada, 32
to 6, and St. Marys took a 22 to 13
Bluffton High Finds Scoring Punch In
Last Quarter To Beat Grove, 12-0
SPORTS IN SHORTS
In the first half the light, but ag
gressive, Bluffton team held the edge
in ground gained, but inexperience
and a little too much eagerness made
it impossible for them to put to
gether any sustained drive that
might result in scoring.
It was a different story in the last
two periods, however, and after
pushing the heavier Columbus Grove
outfit all over the field in the third
stanza, the Pirates finally broke into
beating at the hands of Sidney.
Onjy two J’utnam, cpuntyf schools
are playiqg football thifc year,
Leipsic having disbanded itp eleven
for the duration of the war
Columbus Grove and Pandora are
the only .teams putting elevens on
the field Grove lost to Bluffton
in its opening game, and Pandora
was defeated by Shawnee, 6 to 0.
Arlington High, coached by Jim
Morrison, who left Mt. Cory after
several successful seasons, opened
its year with an auspicious 27 to 0
victory over Upper Sandusky
Findlay led for two quarters but
was bested by Columbus Aquinas,
7 to 6, when the visitors tallied in
the last period.
Coach Burcky of the Beavers will
start three Bluffton boys in the line
up against Mt. Union at Alliance
Friday night. Slated are Dick
Wenger at quarter and Norman
Beidler and Paul Klassen at half
back positions. Lyle Sommers of
Pandora will also get the nod to
start at fullback.
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the scoring column in the closing
period with two touchdowns.
In setting the’ stage For the first
tally, Fred Herrmann tossed passes
to Weldon Deppler and Neil Schmidt
for gains that took the oval deep
into enemy territory. Then Herr
mann lugged the ball across the goal
in a sledge-hammer thrust through
the Grove line.
A few minutes later Herrmann’s
accurate passing again paid divi
dends. A 25-yard toss to Halfback
Zimmerly put the ball in scoring po
sition for the second time, and Herr
mann again drove over the goal.
Two placement kicks in the try
for the extra points were blocked.
Columbus Grove made only one
scoring threat, and that came in the
last half when Hilty picked up a
fumbled ball and raced to the Bluff
ton 25-yard line before he was haule
down from behind. ^Bluffton’s de
fense tightened1 heroically, however,
and the Pirates took over at that
Altho light and made up for the
most part of players seeing their
first year as regulars, the Bluffton
team played aggressive, heads-up
football in their opening start. In
their aerial attack, the Pirates were
particularly adept, with Fred Herr
mann’s accurate tossing easily the
standout feature of the game.
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lution of the stream due to the
practice of emptying into it un
treated sewage has not only created
an odor nuisance but that impurities
in the water make it unfit for dairy
cattle and other livestock to drink.
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Huber’s petition. Riley creek flows
thru both Locher’s and Huber’s
farms. The plaintiffs are represent
ed by R. S. Steiner, Lima attorney.
Filing of the depositions again
focusses attention on the much
discussed and often-voted sewage
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issue, it was indicated at a meeting
of the town council Monday night
when the matter was laid before
that body by Solicitor Durbin and
Mayor W. A. Howe.
When the suit was filed last
September Locher and Huber indi
cated to the town council that they
had instituted court action as a last
resort to deal with the evils of
stream pollution because there was
nothing being done by the munici
pality to afford relief.
They. reaffirmed that unless some
thing was done by the town to effect
relief, court action would proceed.
When asked what steps they would
consider adequate, the landowners
replied that they were interested
only in elimination of the present
stream pollution and measures to be
employed were for the town to de
The mayor had communication
with the engineering firm of
Champe, Finkbeiner & Associates of
Toledo which drafted plans for a
proposed sewer system here two
years previous. The proposal to
issue bonds for the project, sub
mitted to a popular vote lost at
that time by a small margin.
Altho voted down at the election
here in 1939, the project is still on
file in the Toledo office of the WPA,
the Mayor stated. Also available
for preliminary estimates would be
plans which were drafted by the
engineering firm at that time.
With WPA activities considerably
curtailed because of war activities
and construction materials made
unavailable because of war demands
it is unlikely that work on construc
tion of a sewage disposal system
could be started for the duration of
the war, it was stated.
Cost of a complete sewer system
as voted on in 1939 under WPA aid
setup was estimated by engineers at
$400,000. Of this amount the
municipality was to finance one
fourth, or $100,000. The latter
amount was planned to be raised by
$80,000 in- general obligation bonds
and $20,000 in sewage revenue bonds.
Cost of the system if installed
under private contract, without
federal aid was estimated at that
time at $250,000. Under this latter
plan there would have been no
federal WPA grant and the entire
cost would then have beeh met by
It was not indicated at the Mon
day night meeting as to what legal
action would be taken after the de
positions are filed.
Mrs. Elizabeth .Klingensmith and
Mrs. Lucy Kamerer of Findlay spent
last Wednesday and Thursday at
the Henry Koch home.
Betty Bish returned to her home
Friday after attending the 4-H club
conference in fColumbus.
Mrs. Lendon Basinger, Jeanette
and Gareth called Friday evening at
the A. J. N’oiyiamaker home.
Mr. and M^. S. F. Nonnamaker
and daughter Joyce and Faery
Nonnamaker called at the home of
Mrs. Susan Arnold and daughter
Mr. and Mrs. John Monison of
Risingsun spent Sunday afternoon
with H. R. Koch, son John and dau
Mrs. Jennie Fisher is spending
several days with Mr. and Mrs.
Callers at the Ami Nonnamaker
home the past week were Mr. and
Mrs. Chauncey Klingler son Howard,
daughter Marilyn of Ada Mrs. Lucy
Kamerer and Mrs. Libbie Klingen
smith, of Findlay John and Feme
Koch, Mrs. Lucinda Koontz, Mrs.
Anna Koontz, Howard Nonnamaker,
Charley Nonnamaker and Kaye Non
Sunday visitors at the M. J.
Stratton home were: Mr. and Mrs.
Dull Battles, Doris, Shirley and
Beverly, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Kling
ler, Gladys, Dorotha, Jean Ann, Don
Ray and Jimmy Scott, Mrs. Goldie
Battles. Mabel and Merilyn, Mr. and
Mrs. B. J. Stratton, Ortho, Elaine
and Tarry, J. D. Clymer, Mr. and
Mrs. Driver, of Akron Mr. and Mrs.
M. J. Stratton and Flo. A basket
dinner was held at noon. Afternoon
callers were Robert Koontz, Floyd
Hartman, Roderick Nonnamaker and
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Edinger of
Mrs. Golda Battles and daughter
Mabel, Miss Gladys and Dorothea
Klingler. Betty Edinger, Dorothy
Long and Mrs. Nora Stratton at
tended the United Brethren Quarter
ly meeting iq the Rawson church,
Miss Rebecca Marshall will leave
the latter part of the week for
Columbus where she will resume
her studies at O. S. U.
Mrs. Joe Parker has been number
ed with the sick for the past three
Homer Bowers, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Bowers and Carol Fern*
Anderson daughter of Mrs. Lillie
Anderson of Beaverdam were mar
ried Friday evening in an impres
sive ceremony in Beaverdam.
The ladies of the M. E. Church
will hold an ice cream social at the
church Friday evening at which
time home made ice cream, cake,
Ada Gridders To Meet
pirates Here Friday
& Seeking their second straight vic
tory of the season, Bluffton High’s
plucky pony grid team will encount
er formidable opposition in a game
yith Ada’s Bulldogs, Friday night
Rnder the lights kt Harmon field.
While the Pirates were besting .Co
himbus Grove, 12 to 0, last Friday,
Ada was hammering out a 32 to 6
decision Over Wapakoneta, one of the
most crashing defeats suffered by the
Indians in years.
Composed largely of veterans,
Ada’s powerhouse outfit, likely will
|ive the Pirates plenty of trouble in
the annual renewal of grid relation
ship between the two schools.
Sparking the attack of the visitors
will be Roberson, who tallied threoj
touchdowns against Wapafcorreta
^ressel, wjw gob one apd Keller)
who scored, the other.
Anticipating hdavy going, Coach
George Swank has been hard at
work with his Pirates this week to
iron put the rough spots apparent
ii) team play against Columbus
Grove. Most of the emphasis has
djeen put on ground attack, altho
ttherfe has been some work, too, in
-the passing game that clicked so
well against Grove.
iA better balanced Bluffton offens
ive Alignment also is expected with
Bob Burkholder’s return to the line
up. Illness kept the veteran out of
action last week.
and pie will be served. All are
cordially invited to attend.
Mrs. Mason of near Columbus
Grove is doing the house work at
the F. C. Marshall home at the
Mr. and Mrs. Lysle Cahill of
Cleveland were week end guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Marshall and Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Cahill of Bluffton.
Miss Elnora Marshall is spending
several weeks in the Edwin Cupp
home in Pandora caring for their
little daughter Nancy Jane while
Mrs. Cupp is engaged in teaching.
Rev. and Mrs. Ernest Bigelow of
Bluffton and Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Marshall were Wednesday dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Marshall and family.
A number of patriotic women and
girls in this vicinity are helping
with tomato peeling at the Lima and
Columbus Grove canneries.
Mesdames W. E. and O. P. Mar
shall attended the eighth district
meeting of Past Worthy Matrons,
O. E. S. held in Columbus Grove,
Saturday. Mrs. W. E. Marshall had
served as secretary for the organiza
tion the past year and will be a
member of the executive committee
the coming year. Mrs. Iva Shively
of Leipsic is the new president.
Miss Beatrice Cupp has returned
to Toledo after spending a ten days’
vacation with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Cupp.
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Ray Richards, pastor of the
Lutheran church, met with a serious
accident last Sunday morning while
driving from Arlington to fill an
appointment at the Zion church. A
large touring cat frightened his
horse and the animal broke the
shafts loose from the buggy. TBe
plucky preacher, in attempting to
hold on to his lines, was thrown
over the dash board landing on the
hard roadbed, bruising his forehead
and body. Mr. Richards, however
met his engagement and preached to
the congregation, as usual.
The K df H’s elected tb«? following
officers Mjonday evening: Ray Trip
lett, C."c7 ’F.’A. Eaton, V. C. John
Steiner, & of R. arid R. B. Day,
prelate Abe Ankftwtz, M. at A.
Noah Basinger, M. of E. Abe Wise,
I. G. F^ankt Argnentrout, O. G.
Norbert Highland is now drawing
for an architectural firm in Rock
Cleon Triplett goes to Lima to ac
cept a position with Reed Bro& elec
Joseph Courtad and family re
turned from Wyandot county after
a week’s visit with relatives and
John Fenton, who is quite feeble
had for his guests Friday, W. D.
Porter of McComb, an old war com
rade, who brought with him a well
filled lunch basket, from four other
comrades, a sample of their reunion
dinner. Uncle Johh was delighted
and did justice to the contents of
Supt Arganbright is at Put-In
Bay attending the Ohio State
teachers’ association meetings.
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From Issue Of June 27,1907
Afterf’Jmy 1st the |ural mail
carriers will get an increase of sal
ary, Carrier of route No. 1 out of
Bluffton will rec|hk^864, No. 2,1
$810, and Nd. 3,
Carl, son of Mrs. Ed Long is home
for the summer vacation from the
Deaf institute at Qbkimbtts,’Carl has
been at that place for five, years and
is getting along nicely/
C. P. Althaus left Saturday for
Winona Lake where he has accepted
employment for the summer.
The summer school at the college
opened Tuesday with goojL attend
ance. The instructor^ & J*
Hirschler and Miss CkRjJrile jNIit
J. L. Doty, Chas. Lambert, John
Dray and Ira Townsend left here
for a fiishing trip to Lewistown re
servoir Monday night.
Miss Mystel Hummon is attending
summer school at Wooster.
Mrs. James Grindell and daugh
ter, Mrs. P. O. Eckles returned home
Saturday evening from an extended
visit with relatives and friends in
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THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 1942
George Battles of Orange town
ship leaves for the west in a few
days for the benefit of his health,
accompanied by his nieces, Metta
and Eliza Battles, of Findlay.
Samuel Kohler and wife are-the
happy parents of a girl baby.
Wm. Neuenschwander and J. C.
Horhstattier leave Tuesday morning
for, Mansfield to attend the Ohio
State S.s 8.' Converftion as delegates
from the Emmanuel Reformed Sun
day school. Rev. F. Goetch also
leaves on Tuesday for the above
named placq^M A delegate.from the
St. -Johuls Sunday eeheoh
The marrijqje^oC. Paul Steiner of
this place and Hanna Gerig of
Woodbum, Ind., was announced
from the Egly pulpit Sunday.
Beavers To Tackle
Mt. Union Friday
Bluffton college gridders will get
their first test of the 1942 season
this Friday when they travel to Al
liance for a contest with Mt. Union’s
formidable Ohio conference outfit,
The Beavers will go into the con
test with only 10 days practice be
hind them, and. Coach A. C. Burcky
has been working his -squad rigor
ously in preparation for the assign
Starting lineup for the Beavers
Kerr, left end Fretz, left tackle
Paul Soldner, left guard Simcox,
center Hugus, right guard Martin,
right tackle Fred Soldner, right
end Wenger, quarter Beidler, left
half Klassen, right half Sommers,
Altho little is known of the
strength of this year’s Mt. Union
team, it is a foregone conclusion that
the larger enrollment of the Ohio
conference school will permit it to
put a heavier, more experienced out
fit on the field.
Experience is at a premium on
the Bluffton team, with only six let
termen in uniform. Coach Burcky
has Wenger, Hugus and Sommers as
backfield men and on the line are
Fretz, Soldner and Kerr. Martin
and Simcox, reserves from last year,
give promise of helping to plug gaps
in the line.
Of the squad of 24 working out
under Coach Burcky about half are
freshmen, some of whom will get an
opportunity to show their merit in
the game at Alliance.
Following the game with Mt. Un
ion this Friday, the Beavers will
tangle with Kenyon at Gambier next
week, then make their first home
appearance of the season against
Capital here on October 10.
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