THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 1943
Pirates Drop Close
Game To Wapakoneta
Going into the game under a ser
ious mental handicap as the result
of the loss of star center, Fred Herr
mann, Bluffton High eagers dropped
a 31 to 27 decision to Wapakoneta,
at that place last Thursday night
Off-form play in the first half
spoiled Bluffton’s hopes for victory
in the Western Buckeye league tilt
Wapakoneta had all the advantage
of the going in the first two quar
ters, and the Redskins led 12 to 5
and 21 to 10 at the close of the
Bluffton’s attack came into its own
in the last half as the Pirates tallied
17 points to 10 for Wapakoneta, but
the locals were unable to completely
close the gap at any time.
Bob Burkholder, Pirate guard, was
the high scorer of the contest, gar-
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nering 15 points on five field goals
and a similar number of free throws.
Bluffton was entirely outscored in
the field with Wapakoneta tallying
12 field goals. The Pirates got only
eight, their lowest total of the sea
N. Schmidt, f. ............... 0 2 2
D. Gratz, f........................2 2 6
Smucker, f. .. .______ 0 0 0
J. Schmidt, c. ................. 0 0 0
Deppler, c. —_______ 0 1 1
J. Gratz, ir. 1 3
Burkholder, g. _______ 5 5 15
Totals .... ..... 11 27
Wapakoneta —________12 7 31
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Holden of To
ledo, former Bluffton residents were
in town Monday visiting friends.
Holden was formerly connected with
the maintenance department of the
Nickel Plate railroad here.
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C. A. BIERY, Editor
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Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Ludwgi of
Poplar street visited relatives in
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income tax report see J. C. Yant,
Mrs. Mildred Dally of Toledo spent
the week end with Mrs. Chas. Oehrli
and Mrs. J. J. Hamilton of Poplar
Mr. and Mrs. Evan Soash of To
ledo were here over the week end
visiting their parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hilty and son
Jerry Lynn and Miss Emma Hilty
spent Sunday in Berne, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Todd visited
Sunday’ at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
R. H. Klingler in Lima.
Mrs. Emery’ Basinger was removed
from Bluffton hospital to the home of
Ray’ Reichenbach on Elm street in the
Just arrived—A car load of best
grade Pacohantas coal. Low ash con
tent. Steiner Col Co. Phones 265-Y
Chris Lora of Cairo and Albert
Lora of Findlay spent the week-end
with Mr. and Mrs. Murray Tripple
hom and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Wilson and
family of Findlay visited Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Levi Oberly and
Millard Oberly and family.
Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Donaghue of
Fremont were here Sunday visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Triblehom and
Mrs. N. W Cunningham.
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Deppler and Miss
Alice Ludwig visited in Leipsic, Sun
day at the homes of Mrs. Anna
George and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hum
Miss Genevieve Rupright of Findlay
and Miss Geneva Hankish of Tiffin
were Sunday dinner guests of Miss
Betty Bracy of South Lawn avenue,
Miss Marjean Todd spent the week
end in Cleveland visiting Mr. and
Mrs. H. H. Huttenlocher and Gareth
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Hixon south
of Bluffton spent Sunday at the
home of Mrs. Caroline Hixon at
Miss Marjorie Stratton spent the
week end in Findlay at the home of
Mr, and Mrs. Earl Price and daughter
Mrs. L. E. Sumney of Ft. Wayne
is spending two weeks at the home
of her sister, Mrs. Linda Fett of
Mrs. Noah Augsburger and Mrs.
Ethel Roberts and daughter Virginia
were Sunday evening dinner guests
in the H. E. Augsburger home.
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Elliott and
daughter Rosemary of Col. Grove
spent Sunday at the home of Mrs.
Ethel Roberts and daughter.
Rubber vulcanizing of all kinds.
Rubber boots and shoes, bicycle tires,
inner tubes, rain coats, leather jack
ets, etc. S. S. Burkholder, 150 Cher
Mrs. Eva Patterson who received
a broken hip in a fall last month
was removed by the Diller ambu
lance from Bluffton hospital to the
home of her daughter Mrs. Treva
Arnold in Lima where she is conval
The Presbyterian church will hold
a jitney supper in the church base
ment Friday from 4:15 to 7 p. m.
Chicken noodles will be served at 10
cents per plate.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Crouse of
Columbus and Mrs. Joe Crouse of
Ada called Friday evening at the
home of Mrs. Noah Augsburger. Mr.
Crouse was inducted into the armed
services on Monday.
Just arrived—A car load of best
grade Pacohantas coal. Low aSh con
tent. Sterner Col Co. Phones 265-Y
Miss Lois Neuenschwander of Lima
and Miss Eloise Lora of South Main
street spent the week end at Louis
ville, Ky., visiting Rev. and Mrs. Ken
neth Neuenschwander and Staff Sgt.
James D. Prather.
Mrs. Fred Triblehorn has returned
from a 10-day visit with her daught
ers, Mrs. Paul Hochstettler of Findlay
and Mrs. Thomas Donaghue of Fre
mont and is now staying at the home
of her son Murray Tripplehr.rn of
South Main street. Mr. Triblehom
is visiting his brothers in Texas.
Stanley, son of E. P. Steiner
east of Bluffton has been advanced to
the position of research engineeer for
the Murray Corporation of America,
a Detroit industy. Steiner, a gradu
ate of Ohio State university, has been
connected with the firm for several
years as a tool engineer in the jig and
Callers at the home of Mrs. Ella
McHenry of North Main street the
past week were: Mr. and Mrs. Wal
ter Rusher and daughter Betty, Mrs.
Blanche Roberts and Betty Kohli of
Col. Grove, Mrs. Max Miller of this
place and Mr. and Mrs. Everett
Schmidt of Findlay, who have now
left for their future home in St.
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Mrs. Edwin Bash of
the week end visiting
Mis. M. M. Kibler.
the home of
Miss Sarah Amstutz
from a week’s visit at
Mrs. Jacob Beer in Pandora.
The Bluffton High School Girl Re
serves will hold a bake sale at the
C. F. Niswander implement store,
Just arrived—A car load of best
grade Pacohantas coal. Low ash con
tent. Steiner Col Co. Phones 265-Y
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Stevens and
family of Ada and Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Grant and son of Lafayette
visited Saturday with Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Deerhake and Mrs. Bertha
Matter and son Rolland.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Stettler ac
companied by Mrs. Wm. Cox and
daughter of Ashtabula Spent the
week end at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Peter A. Wiebe and daughter
of Willard. Mrs. Cox and daughter
returned to their home in Ashtabula,
Monday, accompanying Mr. Cox who
also spent the week end at the Wiebe
Chas. Emans of Great Lakes Nav
al Training station spent a ten day
furlough with his wife at their home
on North Main street. During his
stay here two dinners were held in
his honor, one at the home of Mrs.
Bess Goodman of North Main stre
and one at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Ivan oMntgomery south
Emans returned Sunday night to
Great I^akes, Ill., where he will later
ente the aviation machinists school.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Schmidt of
Findlay have left for their new home
in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he
has taken a position on a commercial
fishing boat. Mrs. Schmidt, the
former Miss Treva McHenry, daugh
ter of Mrs.
which she cloqd recently.
Schmidt was previously employed in
a Findlay tire store.
Ella McHenry of North
for the past two years
beauty shop in Findlay
Diller ambulance removals: Mrs.
Jennie Ghaster from her home in Mt.
Cory to Kollmeier convalescent home
in Findlay Mrs. Russell Staley and
infant son from Bluffton hospital to
their home west of Ada Mrs. Eva
Patterson from Bluffton to the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Gerald Arnold,
Lima Mrs. Faye Fowler from St.
Rita’s hospital tobonie of Mrs. J.
Fowler, Cairo Mrs. Howard Nonna
maker and infant son from Bluffton
hospital to her home south of Raw
son Mrs. Clayton Little and infant
daughter from Bluffton hospital to the
home of Mrs. Eva Kohli, West Elm
street Adam Amstutz from North
Spring street to Bluffton hospital
Eileen Moser from the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Harvey Moser west of Bluff
ton to Bluffton’hospital Mrs. Sidney
Herr and infant daughter from Bluff
ton hospital to their home in Lima.
Where Our Soldier
Pvt. Frederick S. Herr
Co. B, 692nd Q. M. Bn. Lndy.
Cpl. Paul J. Augsburger
Co. L, M. A. C., O. C. S.
Camp Barkley, Texas
Aux. Eileen H. Kincaid
Co. 16, 21st Rgt.,
3rd WAAC Training C.,
Ft. Oglethorpe., Ga.
Ensign Howard Triplehorn
Compt. 14, Billet 073, N. T. S
Ft. Schuyler, Bronx
New York City
Pvt. Robert C. McCune
613th T. S. S. Sp. Wing C,
Group XII, (Prov.) Sq. C,
Atlantic City, N. J.
Pvt. Elmer L. Shulaw
Btry B, 381st C. A. Bn (A. A.)
Ft. Sheridan, Ill.
Pvt. James W. Patterson
20th T. S. S.
Lowry Field, Colorado
Pvt. Roberty K. Cooney, Jr.
1st Student Sqd., Flight A
Bk. 200, Buckingham Field
Ft. Myers, Florida
Sgt. Edwin N. Rice, 35500784
693rd C. A. Btry. (A. A.) A. W.)
A. P. O. 668
c/o Postmaster, New York
Pirates Play At
Bluffton High’s closing game of
the regular season will be played
this Friday night when the Pirates
journey to Upper Sandusky to meet
the strong high school outfit of that
Little pre-game dope is available,
and the chances are that the tilt will
be a closely contested battle. Ada,
defeated once by Bluffton and the
victor in a second meeting, holds a
a decision over the Upper Sandusky
The Pirates’ appearance Friday
night will be their last before start
ing tournament play, and in it Coach
George Swank will get his last
chance to sudy new lineup probabili
ties brought about by ineligibilities
and injuries which radically have
changed the personnel of the Bluff
The Victory class of the Pleasant
Hill church was entertained at the
home of Mr. and Mrs, Gerald Huber
on Thurman street, Saturday even
ing. After the business hour contests
and games were enjoyed by all those
present Dainty refrshments were
served by the hostess.
Present were: Mr. and Mrs. Omar
Basinger and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Zimmerman and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Dennis Brauen and family,
Mr. and Mrs. George Huber and son,
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jennings, Mrs.
Clarence Gleason, Paul Faze, Mrs.
Sarah Oates and Mr. and Mrs. Ger
ald Huber and son.
Stated communication of Bluffton
lodge. Work on the M. M. degree
F. E. Wenger, W. M.,
Alpha Gamma club will meet
at the home of Mrs. Wilford Steiner
Friday night at 8 o’clock. The fol
lowing program will be presented:
The WAACS and the WAVES, Miss
Carolyn Romey Insignia, Mrs. Nor
Travel Class Postponed
Due to the death of Mrs. Amy
Matthews the Travel class meeting
has been postponed.
Benefit Card Party
A benefit card party for the St.
Marys Catholic church will be held at
the American Legion room at the
town hall Thursday night, March
at 8 p. m. The public is invited.
The women of the Bluffton M.
church will hold an all-day Red
Cross sewing at the home of Mrs.
J. S. Steiner Thursday. A pot-luck
dinner will be held at noon.
Royal Neighbor Lodge
Regular meeting of the
Neighbor lodge will be held at the
hall Friday night at 8 o’clock.
Entertain at Tea
Miss Becky Marshall of Ohio State
university was a week-end guest of
her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. Harold
Marshall and had as her house
guests the Misses Jean Devine of
Hastings-on-Hudson, N. Y., Carolyn
Gobel of Zanesville, Mary Louise
Bartels of Wheeling, W. Va., also
students from Ohio State.
The guests were honored by a tea
Sunday afternoon. Besides the hon
or guests there were the following
present: Misses Joan Hackenberger
and Margaret Anne Hutchison of
Lima Catherine Eddy, Marion Pugh
and Irene Rowland of Beaverdam
Edith Fisher of Cairo, Jane and
Nancy Mayberry and Mesdames Re
gina Lemley and Edwin Cupp of
Pandora, Miss Edythe Cupp, Mes
dames J. O. Cupp, Clarence, Edgar
and Lawrence Begg of Columbus
Grove and Rev. and Mrs. Ernest
Bigelow of Bluffton.
Farm Woman's Chib
The Farm Woman’s club of
Orange- township will meet at the
home of Mrs. Edith Powell, Thurs
day afternoon, March 4. The fol
lowing program will be presented:
Devotionals, Lillian Anderson Roll
call, Irish anevdote Dressing for
Easter—Inside, Eulalia Warren
Starting Chicks, Cathryn Van Met
er Methuselah, Lydia Ewing: A
Smile, Maude Thompson Demonstra
tion—Patching Overalls, Nora Miller.
Honoring Mr. and Mrs. Reno Gratz
and daughter, the Richland Grange
members and their families gave a
farewell party at the Gratz home
Tuesday night. Mr. and Mrs. Gratz
have been living on the Ed Mar
quart farm west of Beaverdam and
are moving on a farm near Colum
Present were: Mr. and Mrs. 1. M.
Gratz, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gratz,
Mr. and Mrs. Will Hilty, Mr. and
Mrs. Raymond Stratton, Mr. and
Mrs. Wilford Gratz, Mr. and Mrs.
Orton Stratton, Esmond Griffith, Mr.
and Mrs. Otis Fett and daughters.
and Mrs. Ernest
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schaublin
and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Wil
lard Jennings and son, Mrs. Mary
Schick, Mr. and Mrs. Roily Moser
and son, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Brau
en and family, Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Moser and daughter, Charles Lora,
Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Trout, Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Amstutz and grand
daughter, Sherry Jan Zimmerman,
and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Core and
A mixed quartet composed of
Minerva Hilty, Vera Amstutz, LeRoy
Lugibill and Aaron Messinger will
be featured in the weekly broad
cast of the Ebenezer Mennonite
church over Findlay radio station
Sunday afternoon at 4:15 o’clock,
EST. Mrs. Myron Luginbuhl is the
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Barnes enter
tained Sunday in honor of the birth
days of Miss JoAnn Barnes and Mrs.
Sam Blosser. Those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Blosser and family,
Mr. arfti Mrs. Harry Weaver, Mr. and
Mrs. Jcob Traucht, Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Blosser, Mr. and Mrs. George Huber
and son, Marlene and Mickey Gleas
on, Eileen Brauen, Claribel Smith and
Sondra Sue Huber.
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Stratton spent
Sunday afternoon with Mr.
Callers ait the Raymond
home last week were: Mr.
Russell Huber, Mr. and Mrs. Burdell
Huber, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jen
nings, Mr. and Mrs. Avery Watt and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Joy Huber, Mrs.
Cora Huber, Janet Andrews and Wan
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Younkman and
family of Clyde and Miss Lois Long
were Sunday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Lugibill. Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Lugibill and daughter of
Bluffton were afternoon callers.
Word has been received of the birth
of a baby boy to Mr. and Mrs. Cliff
ord Montgomery of Fort Recovery.
Mrs. Williard Jennings and son
Rodney called on Mrs. Joy Huber and
Sondra and Mrs. Cora Huber,
Mrs. Otis Garau, Cleo Garau,
Naomi Steiner and children and
Ed Althauser spent Sunday aftem
with Mr. Mrs. W. Rupr ght
Dow Scoles and son Allen called on
Mr. and Mrs. Norval Scoles, Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mefferd call
ed on Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Huber, Sun
Mrs. Harold Younkman and son
Richard spent Wednesday afternoon
with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips.
Mrs. Joy Huber spent Saturday
evening with her aunt, Mrs. Ida Clark
Mr. and Mrs. Norval Scoles spent
Monday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Younkman had
as Sunday dinner guests, Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Winegardner and family of
Waynesfield and Mrs. Carey Younk
nian of Lafayette. Afternoon callers
were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips.
Mr. and Mrs. David Holman were
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Joy K. Huber and family.
Mrs, Cora Huber and Sondra Hu
ber spent Saturday evening with Ar
thur Yoakam and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Winegardner
and family were Sunday evening call
ers of Mrs. Cora Huber and Mrs. Joy
Recent road tests showed that
curves take a tire toll of rubber
1,200 per cent greater than straight
sale 15 Tar buckets, good
Steiner Fruit Farm.
Wanted—Baby buggy. Mrs. Don
ald Wenger, 141 S. Main street.
For sale—Car of best grade Poea
hantas coal. Phone Steiner Coal Co.
265-Y or 629-T.
Wanted—Clean light weight cotton
rags, will pay 6 cents per pound.
Bluffton News office. tf
For sale—McCormick-Deering six
foot combine with pickup attach
ment. Call Bluffton phone 539-T. 44
For sale—Great line of Watkins
poultry, hog and stock mineral com
pounds. Write for prices. Also full
line of other W’atkins products. True
W. Yale, Ada, O. 45
For. sale—Girl’s bicycle, good as
new. Call Bluffton phone 483-W’.
For sale—Good New Idea manure
spreader also 6 ft. tandem disc in
good condition. Cheap if
week. Rayon Boutwell, 2
For sale—Red clover
wanted to buy tongue truck for Mc
Cormick-Deering binder. Harold
Badertscher, 1 mile west and 3
miles south. Bluffton phone 642-R.
For sale—New saddle and bridle
also drum and rack. Richard Pat
terson, 122 Cherry street. Phone
For sale—80 acres near Amstutz
cannery, good buildings and
lights 113 acres south of
ental, good buildings and
lights also other farms of
sizes. See Jerome Lammers,
real estate broker, Ottawa, Ohio.
For sale—Set double harness): also
set single harness. Clarence Jones,
northeast of town.
For sale—Three section book case,’
good condition, priced reasonable.
Inquire 437 South Main street.
For sale—Yellow top sweet clover
seco. Irvin Fisher, 2’a miles north
east of Bluffton.
Wanted—To buy folding baby car
riage. Call Bluffton phone 232-T.
For sale—Good Hawthorne bicycle,
slightly used. Eugene Kohli.
Monthly collection of tin cans and
rubbish will be made on Friday, Feb
ruary 26. Residents are requested
to have rubbish in containers and in
an easily accessible place.
W. A. Howe, Mayor
Buy $92 In Bonds
And Stamps In Week
Students at Bluffton grade school
and high school purchased $92.20 in
war bonds and stamps last week, it
was announced this week by the local
Students at the grade school
bought a total of $65.60 during the
week making 32 cents per capita and
49 cents per contributor. In the
high school a total of $26.60 was
purchased or nine cents per capita
or $2.66 per contributor.
Marilyn Stratton Is
Slow but steady improvement is
being shown in the condition of Mar
ilyn Stratton, seventh grade student
here, who is suffering from a rare
form of anemia.
The child, eleven-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Strat
ton, south of town, may be able to
attend school again in a month. A
blood transfusion may be required
again this week but her response to
treatment generally is good, it was
Hogs—160 to 200, $15.20 200 to
250, $15.30 roughs, $14.00 Calves,
$16.50 lambs, $15.25.
Grain (bu. prices)—Wheat, $1.50
com, 84c oats, 56c soys, $1.62.
against March winds
March the month when
windstorms wreck havoc—will
be here next week.
Now is the time to get pro
tection for your property—it’s
too late after the damage is
And at the low cost of wind
storm insurance you can’t af
ford to take a chance—in these
days of high repair costs.
Insurance—see about it to
day—you may need it to
W. F. IUTZI
Quality Drug Store
of All Kinds
Sidney’s Drug Shop
CT AD THEATRE
U 1 All Bluffton
with ROBT. STACK
and DIANA BARRYMORE
GLORIA JEAN and
ROBT. PAIGE in
Matinee Sunday 2:30 P. M.
for Ellery Queen
WM. GARGAN and
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
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