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Bluffton Youngsters Already Engaged in Minor Pranks And Festivity Form of Festive Occasion has Changed but Spirit Stiii Remains Same Bluffton youngsters are already celebrating the return of the spirits to the mortal sphere to be climaxed on Saturday, Halloween night. The usual round of masque rading and pranks is already in full sway. With numerous parties scheduled for the celebration a festive air is mark ing the season Strictly speaking Halloween is not a holiday as it begins after sundown and that time of the day is generally a free period for most people regard less of Halloween. The seriousness of the world at war has apparently not had much effect on the gaiety of the young people and their desire to have a good time. Spirits Prevail Tradition has it that on Halloween night supernatural spirits prevail and children bom on this day are supposed to have power to converse with the airy visitors. Celebration of Halloween dates back hundreds of years. Because the name is shorteened from All Hal low’s Eve, or the Eve of All Saints, many people think that the celebra tion was originally a church festival, but this is not the case. History records that in England long before the Christian period, there was a custom of lighting bon fires on the hilltops, on the last evening in October, to ward off the evil spirits. In those days of super stition one of the widespread beliefs was that on Halloween night the MUNSON R. BIXEL, M.D. Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. M. 1-3 P. M. 7-8 P. M. Office, 118 Cherry St. Phone 120-F Bluffton, O. D. C. BIXEL, O. D. GORDON BIXEL, O. D. Citizens Rank Bldg., Bluffton EYESIGHT SPECIALISTS Office Hour*: 8:30 A. M.—5:30 I*. M. 7:30 P. M—8:30 P. M. Closed Thursday Afternoon & Evening-. Francis Basinger, D. D. S. Evan Basinger, D. D. S. Telephone 271-W Bluffton, Ohio Hi 7 I 7V-' ..' 7’ Much Tradition And Superstition Still Mark Kaliev. sc.- Uclc’ YOU’RE LUCKY! end and in her fingers, swing it three times about her head and then letting it drop. The paring thus dropped will surely fall in the shape of the initial of his name and the maiden thus will at least know with what letter the name of her future husband starts. Origin If you own one of these refrigerators IT’S A SERVEL! freezes with NO MOVING PARTS In this country’s all out production drive, replacement of parts for many items is becoming more and more acute. That’s why we say you're lucky if you own an automatic gas refrigerator. Because it freezes silently WITH to wear. Remember GAS, America’s pre ferred fuel for refrigeration, cook ing, and home heating, is also vital for war production. Do your part by using it well. WEST OiiiS GAS SO For the origin of the name Hal loween it is necessary to go back to ancient Home. In G10 A. D. the Pope ordained that the old Roman temple called Pantheon should be converted into a Christian church. The festival was held on November and it became associated with the great harvest feast. It was called Haligan or all Hallows Eve which was soon shortened to Halloween. That superstitions die hard is well demonstrated in practices current in the community of Bluffton. Although the belief in witches has passed out of the picture, much of the lore is passed on from generation to gener ation. Traditions Strong Youths in Bluffton still make Jack o’Lanteerns out of pumpkins, they still stalk through alleys on dark nights they still like to dress in fantastic costumes so they still use tic-tacs on windows they still scare residents with ugly heads peering into windows they still build fires from raked leaves, they still engage in minor pranks they still decorate their party gatherings with com stalks. Summed up it can be said that the spirit of the original celebration has motivated and thrilled children for hundreds of years and continues to thrill them in PJuffton in October in the year 1942. National officials ask U. S. farm ers to produce 10 per cent more hogs in 1943 than the record crop grown in 1942. Estimates now in dicate 1,000,000,000 more pounds of pork and its products will be re quired next year. Civilians may have to depend to a greater extent than in 1942 upon pork as a source of proteins and fats. HI NO MOVING PARTS Bluffton High School Notes id. :r.s were happy to hear i 1'iat there would be io sUioul on Friday in order to per ,iil to attend the di’.. District Teachers’ mcct- makes it necessary to play ,i 1 game w:th Wapakc net a .. 1 hu/isd night instead of Fri ?.Iant:gcr Sidney Stotler has a id in rounding up pri rs to provide the transporta on for the fracas. The Science club held its first meting of the year in the chemis mi Monday night. Individual riments in his of special in ,.-r-st of (.he members were held in •_he chemistry laboratory. The meet ing v.r.s concluded with showing still pictures of outstanding scientists. Officers the* club are Raymond Schumacher, pres. Boh I’annabeck ■r. vice-pres. Florence Ann Biome, reas. War stamp sales in the high school last week amounted to $62 with the sophomores having the highest total of sales. The stamps are sold in the ticket booth at the College street entrance to the build ing. Hundreds of pounds of scrap of all descriptions have been turned in at the school scrap drive at the high school, under the direction of Harry Bluffton Native Dies In Michigan Moses Cullom, 78, native of Bluff ton, died at his home in Hartford, Mich., October 13, according to word received here. Mr. Cullom, resident of Bluffton in the early days of the town was reared here and left for Michigan at the age of twenty years and has since resided in that state. For the past thirty-two years he lived at Hartford where he was elected to the offices of highway com missioner, supervisor and village as sessor. For many years he was prominent in agricultural and civic affairs. He visited friends in Bluffton during the summer of 1941, being accompanied here by his only daugh ter Mrs. Octavia Forbush of Hart ford. Besides his daughter he is survived by one brother, Frank Cullom of Carrol, Ohio, and a sister Mrs. Hat tie Jones of Columbus. His wife preceded him in death. Henry Huber On County Committee Henry Huber, Richland township, is a member of the newly appointed Allen county farm transportation committee to help regulate truck transportation for agricultural com modities. Heading the committee is Clair A. Patterson, county agricultural agent, and other members include A. R. Byerly, Clair Vandemark and J. A. Vore. Marshall Jennings, also of Richland township, serves as an al ternate. All farmers who own trucks must obtain certificates of war necessity from the office of Defense Trans portation if they wish to use their vehicles after Nov. 15, it was an nounced. Students Named To College Who's Who Four Bluffton college seniors have been named to “Who’s Who in Amer ican Colleges”, a national compila tion of the records of outstanding college and university students. The students given this distinction are: Mary Alice Howe, daughter of Mayor and Mrs. W. A. Howe Mag dalene Oyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Oyer of Lawn avenue & ROBERT F. JONES Republican Candidate for CONGRESS 4th District Election, Nov. 3, 1942 THANKS FOR THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON. OHIO Barnes. The drive closes on Thurs day. Prof. H. W. Berky, of Bluffton college, spoke to the meeting of the Bluffton public teachers’ association, Monday night on the subject of “Science—Its Relationship to the War.” Members of the G. A. A. club played volleyball at the weekly meet ing held in the gymnasium Tuesday night. Plans for the session were under the direction of Dorothy Anderson, preside Luginbuhl, advis nt and Mrs. Harriet r. The following .■■■heel clubs met Wednesday morn at 11 o’clock: Hi-Y, G. IL, F. F. A., H. E. R„ Hobby Club, A r: ane club, Blue Triangle, Jr. Hi Y. This was the first attempt to Id the activities program during he regular school period. It will b- xperimented with for a time on part time basis. These clubs will Id some of their meetings at nig ind s- me during the regular scho cried. Those not attending any' went to the study hall. a. Pandora High •hool girls will be guests of the Bh fton Girl Reserves club at a meetin to be held at the high school this Wednesday night at 8 o’clock, it .as announced by Mary Ellen Lupinbuhl, president. Herbert Fretz of Lansdale, Pa., and Royal Thomas of Albion, New York. Selection to the group is made by the student council and faculty on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character and attitude towards col lege life and work. Troop No. 82 By David Stearns Troop 82 taak a cycle hike to Ray’s quarry under th pervision of Nel son Herr. Scoir present on bike were Dean Fergus"!/. Calvin Dudgeon, Earl Frick, David Frick, Rodderick Nonnamaker, 11 Burkholder and David Stearns. While there the Scouts passed tests in cooking and fire-building. Tests passed^iuring the week were Calvin Dudgeon, 1st class first aid, thrift, handicraft and service Earl Frick passed pacing, knife and hatch et Dean Ferguson passed pacing. Next week the Coyote patrol will handle the opening exercises and the Black Bear patrol the closing. The Scouts are asked to contribute $1.00 to the War Chest Drive. Starting next week John Bracy will be the new scribe and write the news of Troop 82. Troop 56 by Malcolm Basinger The troop took a four mile hike Monday night. Participating were: Gene Patterson, Don Augsburger, Malcolm Basinger, Paul Don Bixel, Robert Fisher, Gordon Bixel, Jr., Ted Kohli, Jim Harmon, John Schmidt, Robert Oberly, Ronald Diller, Dean Niswander, Paul Win gate, Karl Gable. Tests passed this week: Gene Patterson, I'aul Don Bixel, 14 mile hike. Merit badges passed this week: Don Augsburger, pathfinding. The Eagle patrol gathered scrap metal on Saturday. Dean Nis wander, patrol leader, stated that the patrol netted over $8.00 profit. Don’t forget to buy War Bonds and Defense Stamps. WAR RECORD “He has never voted against an Army or Navy Appropriation Bill.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer. (Democratic) HOLDS IMPORTANT POSITION “A tall young Republican from Ohio, Rep. Robert F. Jones, has achieved an unusual distinction —Membership on the important Appropriations Committee.” —Columbus Dispatch CUTS NON-DEFENSE EXPENDITURES “Representative Jones succeed ed in cutting Interior Public ity $100,000” —Washington Times-Herald NO RUBBER STAMP “An aggressive young Republi can, Robert F. Jones.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Democratic) YOUR SUPPORT l»u«i by Jones for Congress Club, H. U. Tuttle. Treasurer. Lima, Ohio. Purchase of government bends by citizens is one of the bcs. s.bie guaiantees againtt inflation, it was stated by R. H. McDonald, invest ment representative of Lima, who addressed members of the northwest Ohio district meeting of the Ohio Federation of Women’s clubs at the banquet held in the Bluffton High school cafeteria Thursday night. Inflation is one of the dreaded re sults of periods of economic disturb ance when the government creates new money to meet its bills. This tendency is further put into opera tion when there are high wages, as at the present, and too few goods. The wage earner is receiving about 85 billion dollars per year, more than double previous years’ totals and they are paying only three billion dollars in taxes. Taxes have not in creased correspondingly for the wage The Bluffton News presents the first of a series dealing with important, but lesser known as pects of South America. Anoth er installment in this series will appear on this page next week. —Editor. “Air Bases Established on Gala pagos Islands by United States” read the headlines, and another link is forged in inter-American defense of the Continent as the Government of Ecuador offers the use of her islands. And another chapter is added to the intriguing history of the Galapagos Islands. Since the days of the Spanish conquistadores the Galapagos have held an enchantment for daring men of the sea. “Isles of Enchantment” they were originally called and down through the years they have been successively, the haunt of buccan neers, a haven for salty whalers, a retreat for searching scientists, and today an important outpost for the defense of our shores. Speaker Urges Purchase Of Bonds As Safeguard Against Inflation Galapagos Islands—Once Pirates’ Haunt—Now Sentinels Of Democracy The Galagagos, 600 miles off Euca dor’s coast, consist of 16 islands and a number of rocky islets. Buccan neers and whalers bestowed English names on them but every one bears a Spanish counterpart. The six largest are Albemarle (Isabel), In defatigable (Santa Cruz), Narbor ough (Fernandina), Chatham (San Cristobal), and Charles (Floreana or Santa Maria). Tomas de Berlanga, Bishop of Panama, discovered them in 1535 when he was on his way to peru to contact Francisco Pizarro. The is lands were sighted just in time to save the expedition from perishing of thirst, the first of many occasions when the Galapagos aided man. The report of this voyage was the first to mention the giant tortoises from which the islands take their name (in Spanish, galapago). These mam moth creatures weigh as much as 600 pounds and sometimes live 200 years. Buccanneers who preyed upon treasure-laden ships found the meat of the tortoise very savory and for earners, the speaker pointed out. Ii we buy bonds the government does not have to cieate more money for bill paying and the individual saves for the rainy day when he will be short on funds, the speaker pointed out. We should buy savings rather than things, the speaker said. If by this course government is spared the task of creating new money needed for purchase of things and paying off debts inflation can be avoided, the speaker explained. Inflation ruins the wage earning class because it nullifies life long savings and insurance. In the long run every one suffers from inflation because the purchasing power of money is destroyed, the speaker stat ed. There were 78 out-of-town women in addition to others who came in for the evening meeting. this reason the islands proved a popular playground. The giant cre tures could be brought along on voyages as provisions, lolling on deck for long periods without food, thus offering a cheap supply of fresh meat on the hoof. When the day of the pirates had passed, whal ers also were lured by tortoise steaks, so welcome after the long and ardu ous voyage around Cape Horn. In addition, a clear oil produced by the tortoise provided grease for cooking, fuel for lamps, and suppleness to equipment. On Charles Island there was a unique post office. It was simplicity itself—a barrel attached to a tree near the anchorage at what is called Post Office Bay. Sailors of passing ships administered the system. Whal ers who had been to sea from two to five years eagerly looked forward to a call at Post Office Bay. They peered in for a letter that may have been dropped there, then deposited their own, confident that the first homeward-bound vessel would take them along. Strange animals inhabit the is lands—tortoises, lizards, the alba tross, penguin, and the flightless cormorant. Odd plants, fish and in sects also thrive, all interesting to the scientist. From time immemorial this fauna and flora has been cut off from the Continent. Charles Darwin as a young scientist in 1835 visited Galapagos and the discov eries he made greatly influenced his theory of evolution. The Govern ment of Ecuador carefully protects the wildlife. It is unlawful to kill, capture, or even disturb wildlife on any of the islands. No one may land without first having obtained permission in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, and San Christobal. I And now the Galapagos stand as sentries in the blue Pacific, strateg ically important to the defense of the Panama Canal. Indeed adaptable are the islands of Galapagos, serv ing the needs of man in all ages— isles of enchantment, of pirate lore and whalers’ tales, laboratories for SIMMONS INTRODUCES “THE MATTRESS WITHIN A Finest of the new mattresses made by Simmons, of Beautyrest fame, and built for years of comfort. Come in and see this “mattress within a mattress.” Let us explain its many features, including the patented non-sag edges, the comfortable staple cotton upholstery, and the handsome Beautyrest covers. White Knight is made of 100% non-critical American materials. You'll like our Convenient Purchase Plan Basinger’s Furniture Store THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 1942 science and sentinels of democracy. DID YOU KNOW THAT mahog any trees, found extensively in Guatemala and El Salvador, are cut by the light of the moon, for the tree is freer from sap, sounder, and of a richer color at night than dur ing the day? H. O. Bentley Estate Is Valued At $95,927 Estate of the late Harry O. Bent ley, Bluffton native and prominent Lima corporation attorney, was val ued Saturday at $95,927.71, accord ing to an inventory filed in the court of Probate Judge Raymond P. Smith. Major portion of Bentley’s estate was comprised of stocks, which were valued at $92,135.08, an automobile valued at $620 and bank accounts totaling $3,172.63. No real estate was included in his estate. Bentley’s numerous stocks included shares in the following firms and or ganizations: Colonial Finance Co., Pennroad Corp., Pennsylvania Rail road Co., Carib Syndicate, Ltd., Ohio Oil Co., National Bank of Lima, Su perior Coach Corp., Citizens Bank of Bluffton, Toledo Trust Co., Cities Service Co., First Joint Stock Land Bank of Ft. Wayne, Lima club, Shawnee Country club and U. S. war savings bonds. Appraisers were H. L. Solomon, J. F. Solomon and F. G. Kahle. Carl H. Neville is administrator. Bentley died without leaving a. will. News want-ads bring results. LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE HAULING Every Load Insured STAGER BROS. Bluffton. Ohio ELECT .Jy?* I For Judge of the Coart of Appeals (Vote fc* oot more than One) On the SEPARATE JUDICIAL BALLOT ELECTION—NOV. 3, 1912 THANK YOU! WALTEB S. JACKSON, Lima, O.