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Traditional rivalry will set the
stage for Bluffton High school’s third
successive home game of the present
grid season, with the Pirates tang
ling with Pandora under the lights at
Harmon field this Friday night.
Followers of both teams are pre
dicting victory, and this year the vis
iting Pandora outfit gives every in
dication of being considerably strong
er than those which usually repre
sent the Putnam county school.
Bluffton High Plays Traditional
Game With Pandora Here Friday
In their opening start of the 1943
season, Pandora’s rugged football
team romped over Liberty township
by a score of 46 to 0. Last week
the team had an open date to give
the team plenty of rest for the start
against Bluffton this Friday.
Pre-game dope indicates the visit­
Bluffton High
The high school band has organ
ized for the year electing the fol
lowing officers: Pres., Dean Nis
wender vice-pres., Robert Amstutz
sec.-treas. Paul Don Bixel librarians,
David Dean and Robert Ramseyer.
Pep meeting for the Pandora-Bluff
ton game will be held Friday morn
ing at 11:40 in charge of the cheer
The student body got a close-up
of Thailand and what is happening
when the Japs get you in one of
their concentration camps, as Rev.
and Mrs. .E. Boren, returned mis
sionaries gave an interesting talk at
chapel exercises last Thursday morn
ing. The Borens recently arrived in
this country on the Swedish liner
Gripsholm in an exchange of Amer
ican and Japanese nationals by the
two warring nations.
Organization of the staff of the
Cutlass, student newspaper, was com
pleted this week. The Stundent Sen
ate elected Beverly Biery editor and
Mary M. Basinger assistant editor.
The first paper will apear next week.
The Girl Reserves held their first
Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. M.
1-3 P. M. 7-8 P. M.
Office, 118 Cherry St.
Phone 120-F Bluffton, O.
ing Pandora outfit will have an edge
in weight on the lighter Bluffton
crew, altho both teams have about
the same number of lettermen back
in uniform this year.
Bluffton has been playing the
tougher schedule of the two so far
this season, winning over Kenton, 14
to 7, and losing to Ada’s crack eleven
18 to 12.
Injuries received by Bluffton grid
ders in two bitterly confested games
are not expected to be serious enough
to keep any of them out of action
against Pandora in this Friday’s
As customary for the traditional
game with Pandora, the record crowd
of the season is exepcted to turn out
for the show' this week.
School Notes
meeting of the year with a panel dis
cussion relative to the code of the
club, last week. This Wednesday
evening a recognition service will be
held for sophomores who wish to be
come members.
Dale Scoles who has worked on the
Normandie and Queen Elizabeth and
other ships, including naval vessels,
will address the Hi-Y this Wednes
day evening. The recognition service
for new members will be held next
Wednesday night.
Sales of war bonds and stamps in
the high and grade schools the past
week w’ere totalled $277-50. Bonds
were purchased by the following:
Ruth Burkholder, Jane Howe, Mau
rice Groman, Lois Burkholder and
Harry Minck.
Emans Ends Naval
Machinist Training
Charles R. Emans, 29, of Bluffton,
husband of Mrs. Virginia Emans, of
North Main street, has been gradu
ated from the Naval Training school
for aviation located at the Naval
Air Technical Training center on
Naval Pier in Chicago.
Emans was graduated as an avia
tion machinist’s mate, third class. He
is now awaiting active duty assign
ment to a naval air base or to the
fleet at sea.
News want-ads bring results.
County Fair
OCT. 5-6-7-8-9
WEDNESDAY NIGHT—Big Rodeo Performance,
Over 100 Horses, Wild Steer and Bronco Riders, Other
Daring Acts.
cus, Thrilling, Breath Taking Acts, A Big Show
Crowded With Sensational Performances.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday After
noons—Best Horses Entered—Fast Events Promis
ed—Large Purses Each Day.
In This Third War Loan Drive and Again at The
Booth On The Grounds During Fair Week.
Adult, 36 cts.—Tax 4 eta.—-Total 40 cts.
Membership Tickets, 1.00—Tax 10 cts.—Total $1.10.
i i
Following an old Bluffton college
tradition, members of the senior class
went on their annual senior “sneak”
last Wednesday, slipping away
from the juniors who were totally un
aware of their plans. Leaving before
dawn, they drove to Lima, and then
took the train to Dayton where they
spent the day visiting the WHIG ra
dio station, the art museum, and the
Good Will Industries building. Coach
and Mrs. A. C. Burky, senior class
sponsors, accompanied the group.
Ellis Guthrie of Lafayette, senior
ministerial student at Bluffton col
lege, and President of the Bluffon
Student Council, spoke on "Friend
ship” at the College Church service,
Sunday evening.
Dr. Lloyd L. Ramseyer, President
of Bluffton college, visited in Orville
and Wadsworth during the week-end,
officiating at the wedding ceremony
for Miss Josephine Conrad and Mr.
Theodore Sommer, former Bluffton
Though they’ve gambled with death in the performance of their
duty these merchant seamen can’t forget the sea, even on a holiday.
Here they are recuperating at one of the many rest centers which
the United Seamen’s Service, a member agency of the National War
Fund, maintains here and abroad, in cooperation with the War
Shipping Administration.
Bluffton college classes elected of
ficers at their class meetings last
week. Eleanor Berky, daughter of
Professor and Mrs. H. W. Berky, was
chosen to head the senior class Ar
thur Keiser of Quakertown, Pa., was
elected junior class president Fred
Soldner of Pandora, was chosen pres
ident of the sophomore group. Presi
dent of the freshman class will not be
chosen till after Christmas.
A women’s glee club has been or
ganized at Bluffton college this year,
through the efforts of Professor Rus
sell Lantz, to partially replace the for
mer Vesper choir. Scarcity of men’s
voices made it impossible to organize
a choir this year. First appearance
of the women’s group will be at Ves
pers, Sunday afternoon, October 10.
Miss Jesse Rae Taylor, only woman
Orange 4-H Club
Has Good Record
Completion of 34 projects by the 18
members of the Gold Star 4-H club
of Orange township marked the con
clusion of the fifth year of the
group’s club work.
Officers who directed activities of
the club during the year were Norma
Montgomery, president Edith Stu
ber, secretary Judith Montgomery,
treasurer Emma Jean Miller, re
porter Jeannine Stewart, recreation
New officers for 1944 include Jean
nine Stewart, president Judith
Montgomery, vice-president Sarah
Miller, secretary Emma Jean Miller,
assistant secretary Wanda Mont
gomery, treasurer Turla Henry, re
porter Virginia Criblez and Ann
Montgomery, recreation.
Twelve of the 43 projects complet
ed by club members were in the
clothing division. Other projects
were poultry, eight nutrition, six
gardening, three home furnishing,
two sheep, one dairy heifer, onei
and steer, one.
Completed projects were exhibited
at the Hancock county junior fair
at Findlay, with 21 A’s, 11 B’s and
2 C’s received in the grading.
At the county 4-H elimination con
test, Edith Stuber, a membei' of the
club, won the demonstration and
Sarah Miller was the winner of the
style review.
During the year the club qualified
as a 4-H honor club by making a
total of 980 points of a possible 1000.
Any club making more than 850
points can qualify for the honor
ranking. The club also won rating
as a Victory club by scoring 816
points against the required goal of
In helping the war effort the club
salvaged 150 pounds of fat 2300
pounds of metal 2550 pounds
paper 600 pounds of rags and 14
pounds of silk hose.
Club members bought $405 worth
of war stamps and bonds since last
March 1. Judith Montgomery, a
member of the club, sold $675 -worth
rf bonds, thereby adding 118 Victory
points in the club’s quota.
Allen County War Chest
Bluffton Co lege Notes
member of the Wig and Grease Paint
club of America, will appear in the
Bluffton college Chapel, Friday after
noon, at 1 o’clock. She will give a
program of impersonations. The pub
lic is welcome to attend.
Dr. I. W. Bauman, professor of so
ciology at Bluffton college, addressed
the Peace and Service commission oi
the college Student Christian associ
ation last Wednesday evening. He
dicussed work of the Mennonite Cen
tral Committee in its present aspects
and its future possibilities.
Dr. C. Henry Smith, professor of
history at the college, addressed
members of th- International Rela
tions commission that same evening.
He spoke on tho post war world.
Professor Russell A. Lantz, head of
the Department of Music, led a dis
cussion on leadership in group sing
ing at a meeting of the social commis
sion, Monday evening.
Rev. James E. Boren, missionary to
Thailand, addr. sed Bluffton college
students at their regular Chapel ser
vice last Thursday morning.
Ellis Guthrie. President of Lincoln
hall men’s dormitory announced that
open house will be observed at the
dormitory, Saturday evening, begin
ning at 8 p. ni. Faculty members,
students and the general public have
been invited to visit the men’s rooms
and to attend a program in the main
lobby later in the evening.
Elected to “Who’s Who in Ameri
can Colleges and Universities” are
Miss Eleanor Berky of Bluffton, Mrs.
Holly Burkhalter of West Middle
town, Ellis Guthrie of LaFayette, and
Ellyn Hartzler of Adrian, Mich., all
Bluffton college seniors this year.
They were chosen to receive this rec
ognition by vote of the college fac
ulty, Tuesday morning.
Putnam County Fair
Opens Next Tuesday
Final plans for the annual Put
nam county fair, opening next Tues
day and continuing thru Saturday,
are being mapped this week by mem
bers of the fair’s board of directors.
Entries in all departments except
green fruits and vegetables will close
this Saturday night.
Night programs will be held Wed
nesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct.
6, 7 and 8. The Buckeye Western
Horse association of Findlay has been
engaged to present its rodeo on Wed
nesday night while the Jack Raum
circus will be staged the other two
Joseph Bricker, secretary of the
fair board, announced the speed pro
gram Sunday which was arranged
by George Herman and John E. To
bias, speed superintendents. Purses
for all the harness races will be
There will be two events on Oct. 6,
the 2:26 pace and the 2:26 trot. On
Oct. 7 there will be three events, the
2:24 pace, the 2:14 trot and the 2:14
pace. Three events are slated for
Oct. 8, the 2:24 trot, the 2:18 pace
and the 2:20 trot. Three races will
close the show on Oct. 9 with a free
for-all pace, a free-for-all trot and a
2:20 pace.
There will lie pony races Thursday,
Friday and Saturday with prizes for
all riders finishing the races.
Entries in the harness races close
Friday, Oct. 1, at 9 p. m. and horses
must be declared in by 5 p. m. the
day preceding the races. The races
will begin at 2:30 p. m. each day.
Birdsfoot trefoil is praised by
southwestern Ohio farmers for plant
ing on rough lands subject to erosion.
One way to find how scarce new e
lectric cords have become is to ruin
one already owned by running it over
a radiator, placing it under a rug, or
extending it through a door. Exten
sion cords should be given good care
and, when new ones are bought, they
should carry the Underwriters’ Lab
oratories label of approval.
Seen on Main street mostly
horses over the week end horses
took over the town even saw a
horse at a North Main street business
place Saturday night and every
body still enjoys a parade, judging
from the crowd and a bigger
turnout at the rodeo Sunday and
off the record you can take it from
us that the attendance was bigger
than the boys had anticipated
looks as if rodeo in addition to rid
ing the steers hit the bull’s eye as
far as popular acceptance was con
cerned everyone happy except
judge of the events who arrived an
hour late since we’re still on fast
time and now they’re talking
about another—and bigger one next
year with all the trimmings
warmer weather brought out lawn
mowers this week after they had
been put away in mothballs for the
winter and farmers irked be
cause the boys find time to go squir
rel hunting, but won’t help cut corn.
looks as if the boys arn’t inter
ested right now in another job and
pay check. and a reminder to go
to church next Sunday for special
communion service you’ll have
plenty of time to get there because
there’ll be an extra hour Sunday
morning when we switch to slow
Times change—twenty years ago
all the young blades foresook the
horse and buggy for a shiny new
car—and nowadays the youngsters
all want a saddle horse. Believe it
or not—but at a public sale recently
a riding horse was sold for $120—
and a work team brought only $85.
Cane molasses—sorghum—that de
lectable sweet will be none, too plen
tiful this year, says our good friend
Ed Miller whose mill northwest of
town is a congregating spot every
autumn for crowds from far and
near. And prices will be higher—
considerably—than last year.
And cider, too, is not flowing as
freely as is its usual custom at this
time of year.- Seth Basinger, down
the road a little ways from Miller’s
place, has had a hard time getting
apples this fall, altho prospects next
week are considerably better, he says.
It all looked mighty impresive
when we received an official report
that Pvt. Robert Young, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Young, of Bluffton
had a perfect score in markmanship
with a tommy gun at Camp Haan,
Calif., recently, hitting 25 bullseyes
without a miss. But who was this
Bluffton boy—just in case you don’t
know—and we didn’t either—it’s our
old friend “Pewee”—all of which
goes to show that size doesn’t mean
everything, even in the army.
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Another war casualty—the Bluff
ton College Vesper choir. Not enuf
men back this year for a mixed
chorus, so Prof. Lantz has organized
a woman’s glee club, presumably for
the duration.
Bluffton goes on slow time next
Sunday. And while we’re on the sub
ject, we’re wondering if it is pos
sible to get a little more uniformity
between the town clock, the school
bell and the waterworks whistle. The
other morning observers noted a dif
ference of ten minutes between the
town clock and the school bell.
Needles are scarce—in fact unob
tainable in Chicago, says Mrs. Gale
Scoles who with her husband, form
erly of Bluffton, visited over the
week end. After vainly searching
Chicago’s big stores, she found a
good supply at one of the Lima dime
Miss Agnes Amstutz of the College
faculty called attention to a state
ment in this column several months
ago that mocking birds had been
heard on the upper reaches of West
Elm street. What was heard was
a brown thrasher whose call is simil
ar to that of a mocking bird, says
Miss Amstutz who knows her birds.
And brown thrashers, by the way are
none too common as they avoid the
more settled spots. This may be
why their call, not frequently heard,
is confused with that of the mocking
A maurauding oppossum met an
untimely end early Saturday morn
ing after it had succeeded in raid
ing a hencoon at the Fred Hahn res
idence on West Elm street. Attract
ed by a commotion in the hencoop
shortly after midnight, Mrs. Hahn
investigated and found the oposum
had killed a pet bantam hen and
seven chicks recently hatched in a
stolen nest. Seizing the maurauder
by the tail she took it to the home
of her son-in-law next door who end
ed the animal’s career.
Comes word from Bert Smucker who
is in Chicago studying Chinese lan
guage is preparation for post-war re
lief work. He is also taking some
medical courses at Alexian Bros,
hospital, that city where he has been
assigned to floor duty.
A birthday cake never tasted so
good, said Cpl. Paul Zimmerly, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Zimmerly,
now in Camp Pendleton, Oregon, who
was 21, two weeks ago. For his
birthday—the first one he ever spent
away from home—his mother sent
him a fine, large cake which reached
him in excellent condition and pro
vided a real treat for Paul and his
No more salvage hosiery needed
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quantity of silk and nylon recovered
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Youngsters preparing for Hallow
e’en spoiled the prospects of pumpkin
pies for Mrs. Bertha Woods, of West
College avenue last week. They took
six good sized ripe pumpkins from
her garden, leaving nothing to show
for the summer’s work.
Pleasant Hill
The Star Class of the Pleasant Hill
Sunday school met Sunday evening at
the church for the Christian Fellow
ship meeting. Those present were
Rev. Bernard Baughn, Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Blosser, Mr. and Mrs. Burdell
Huber, Mr. and Mrs. Joy Huber, Betty
Hauenstein, Mary Jane Blosser, Mae
Huber, Edna Huber, Edgar Huber,
Sammy Blosser, Dale Huber and
Keith Brauen.
The attendance at Pleasant Hill last
Sunday was 57 members and collect
ion $9.70. Class No. 6 held the record
in attendance and collection. Mr. S
R. Blosser is the teacher of Class No.
Mrs. Harry Weaver entertained
Sunday with a birthday dinner party
for Mr. Harry Weaver. Those pre
sent were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wea
ver, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Blosser and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Blosser, Mr.
and Mrs. George Huber and son, Mr.
and Mrs. Russell Huber and son Dale,
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Hixon, Mr. and
Mrs. Chet Long and daughters, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Me^ferd, Mr?.. Cora.
Huber, Betty Hat: ”stein.
Mr. and Mrs. 1 k Dunn of Pitts
burg, Pa., Mrs. Ruby Wirt an i Patty
Ryan of Ada spent Thursday after
noon with Mr. and Mrs. Norva! Ssoles
and family.
Mr. and Mrs. David Holman of La
fayette called on Mrs. Jay Huber and
Sondra and Mrs. Cora Hub?r last
Thursday evening.
Mrs. Ed Althauser spent Sunday
afternoon with Mrs. Louis Burkholder
of Bluffton.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hub?r and
family were Sunday guests of Prof,
and Mrs. Everett Huber of Ada.
Mr. and Mrs. Minor McElwain of
Lafayette and Mr. Lyman Barnes
were Sunday afternoon callers on Mr.
S. H. Barnes and son Gordon.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stratton
and family were Sunday dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Miller cf Lima.
Mr. and Mrs- Sam Blosser and fam
ily were Sunday evening callers of
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Barnes and Jo
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jennings and
Rodney were Sunday evening callers
of Mr. and Mrs. Avery Watt and fam
Mrs. Clint Moorehead called on
Mrs. Lyman Barnes Monday after
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