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Bluffton High’s third successive
cage game with a Lima team and the Pirate’s first out-of-town contest of the season will be played against the Tigers of Lima South next Saturday night in the South gymna sium. Thus far the two outfits have met one common foe, and the results of that meeting indicate that whatever advantage there may be on the basis of pre-game dope favors the Pirates. Lima St. Johns was the team beaten by the two outfits which meet this Saturday. Bluffton, however, had an easy time winning by a 37 In search of their second victory against an Ohio conference outfit, Bluffton college cagers will journey to Ashland this Thursday night for a renewal of basketball play with Ashland college. keep the cr Ball hawking, aggressive defensive and offensive play and above all a will to win gave Bluffton college eagers an upset 44 to 43 victory over Ohio Northern university last Wednesday night on the local college Coach A. C. Burcky’s abbreviated cage squad, made up for the most part of first-year candidates, match ed everything the Northern Bears could offer during the course of the evening, and after a hectic 40 minu lead repeatedly tes in which the changed hands, it was the who saw to it that front when the final High School Five Seeks Third Win In Tilt With Lima South Saturday Undismayed away to an 8 kept plugging offensive maneuvers into high gear, and came back with a stirring rally that found them trailing by only one point, 19 to 18, at halftime. Second Game For Bluffton College Cagers To Be At Ashland Thursday altho Bluffton College Cagers Capture A Thriller From Ohio Northern, 44-43 Beavers they were out in itinded. That this ye not one to give demonstrated in the opening minutes of the tilt. r's Bluffton team is up trying was aptly Ity was the second-half play, how ever, that left the spectators limp *in theiri seats, as the two outfits battled yt out on basis all’the way. tage would veer one way, then the other, as the two outfits cut loose with scoring sallies that saw a tota of 50 points racked up in the period. to 22 count, whereas South was for ced to come from behind in the last half to edge the Johnnies, 46 to 40. On the basis of South’s showing against St. Johns, the Bluffton de fense probably will have to concern itself principally with checkmating the point-getting abilities of the Howard brothers. Against St. Johns one of them tallied 17 points and the other got 15. Between them they accounted for 14 of South’s 19 field Following the South tilt, Bluffton will play Ada there on and meet Rawson here December 17, on December strength, but the larger school prob ably will have an edge in number of players available for the team, plus the Ashland outfit will home floor. Burcky’s Beavers ame remaining on A with Giffin college of te college court Thurs- to the Bears territory to hang up a two-pointer that gave Bluffton its winning margin. Baumgartner, after starting slowly to score only three points in the first half, last gave ing. and tributed 11. came thru with 15 more in the half for a total of 18. This him scoring honors of the even- Roberson, of Northern, got 14, Landis, Bluffton center, con- It was a roughly-played contest thruout, a total of 28 fouls being caped. Anderson and Poole, of Northern, fouled out of the game, and Baumgartner and Landis were lost to Bluffton via the same Bluffton Baumgartner, Smucker, when Northern bolted to 0 lead, the Beavers away, finally got their Lehman, Landis, Hartzler, Berky, Guthrie, Loganbill, Totals O. Northern Roberson, Anderson, Buel, Moon, a nip-and-tuck First the advan- With a minute remaining to play, Northern was in front, 43 to 42, but Howard Baumgartner drove deep in- Sanderson, Thompson, Allshouse, Totals the ideal JEWELRY OF QUALITY You will find here tions for hard to fill Shop Early while A ou are invited to away plan especially Christmas shoppers. route 44 101 1 I 8 many places on your use our Lay arranged for Leiber’s Jewelry Store oath Main Street WANTED AT ONCE Local manager for the Gray & White Go. A steady position and good salary for the right party. APPLY AT Gray & White Station, Bluffton, Ohio I Lima St. Rose threw a last quarter scare into Bluffton High cage followers in a game here Saturday night, but the powerful Pirate ag gregation turned on the heat again in the closing minutes of a thrilling tilt to rack up their second straight victory, 42 to 37. Bluffton moved into an early lead in the contest, and maintained a comfortable margin most of the way. At halftime the Pirate lead was 22 to 14, and for a time in the last half the advantage was widened. Loss of Gratz and Herrmann the personal foul route, however, up set Bluffton’s offensive and defensive alignment long enough for the visit ors to stage a last quarter rally that put them in a for a while. It was a team victory for Bluff ton in every respect, as five Pirates broke into the scoring column with It was easy to take in more ways than one, that stunning upset 44 to 43 victory of Bluffton college over Wednesday night ... It marked the first Bluffton college basketball vic tory in more than a year, the 1942 43 Beaver team having lost every game Second, the victory was Bluffton’s first over Northern since away back in 1937, and the decision was all the sweeter since the Bears were doped to win again this year One of Bluffton High’s biggest jobs in attempting to beat Lima South at Lima this Saturday will be to check the scoring activities of the Howard brothers Against Lima St. Johns last Friday, one of the Howards collected 17 points and the other got accounted for 14 of the 19 field goals made by the Tigers hopes for victory over South bolstered when it was learned that the Tigers defeated Lima St. Johns, 46 to 40, while Bluffton’s margin over the Johnnies was much wider, 37 to 22 TWU Bluffton High Turns Back Lima St. Rose, 42-37, For Second Victory 15 Between them they Ada, will leave for K* a total of five their credit. Schmidt set Herrmann and each Burklicld points, and Gra total. Callahan Rose with 10. In a preliminary decision with a St. Rose Bluffton Gratz, via Schmidt, Koontz, Zimmerly, Herrmann, Luginbuhl, Burkholder, threatening position regained their ac in the closing rninu to again control the The Pirates customed stride tes, however, game, and the contest ended with Bluffton in front by five points, al tho outscored in the last half by St. Rose, 23 to 20. Totals St. Rose Callahan, Holmes, Stolly, Mulcahey, Daley, ... Riley, SPORTS IN SHORT! victories, the bi -t Bluffton be Bluffton were Ada High, Friday, Dec. lost their Lowell Reese, who has been successful at Army service on Dec. 15 ... So far his team has scored three straight the Pirates’ foe on 17, in a tilt at Ada, coach last week very Bluffton cage followers will have a chance to see two more games on home courts b* fore Christmas vaca tion at the co altho both local town this week will tangle with Wert here on Thursday, Dec. 16, and Bluffton High will be host to Raw son on December 22. U411V or the pace with 12 Luginbuhl had eight 3r ra ked un seven tz added five to the was nigh for St. Bluffton straight contest, second over 2 victory seconds, 4 12 4 8 4 8 FG TP 10 1 1 4 vs play out of Bluffton college i college of Van Lima St. Rose lost three games in as many nights during the last week Friday night Ada topped the Lima outfit, 44 to 31 the team lost to Bluffton Saturday night, 42 to 37, and on Sunday night Toledo Central beat the Cardinals, 19 to 15. Bluffton High 1 practice scrimmag High at Findlay evening Alth was kept, the rug outscored Then in Saturday, field a 41 looked good in a 'e against Findlay last Wednesday io no official score ged Bluffton crew the Class A outfit Findlay’s opening contest the Trojans handed Mans to 20 spanking High absorbed a last Saturday when Rawson Congratulations! Beaverdam Mr. and Mrs. Ira Larue have 'e the safe arrival of Larue somewhere in ceived word of their son Doyle England. Miss Eileen friends in Galveston, Texas and New Orleans, La. Amstutz ’s visiting Mr. and Mrs. Burton Sommers and sons of Lima were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Downey. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bowers of Payne were week end visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cook and other lives. Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Watt the week end with Mr. and Carl Lansdown at Springfield. TP FG Mrs. Gideon Steiner and a few day and Mrs. Mt. Cory. Church of Chris on Wednesday ni Mrs. Charles 1 Mrs. Esther Young, Mrs. Amstutz, Mrs. Ear] Bowers, and daughter Lewis and daughter Alice. real Mt. drubbing Blanchard handed the team a 31 to 12 beating Pandora looked good, taking Liberty. 4 to 24 La- America’s No. 1 War Worker K*ARMGRS founded this United States of America. It was the embattled Massa chusetts farmers who created a whole new concept of Freedom when they fired the shot heard ’round the world back in 1775. ARMERS furnish the foundation of this Nation that most clearly expresses the true concept of what a Republic should be. ODAY they are literally the backbone of the Allied hope for winning the global war. ODAY about Three Million Farmers are farming six million farms. CONGRATULATIONS America’s No. 1 War Worker—your wife, daughter and son—for the splendid job you are doing. i our Authorized John Deere Dealer Bluffton, Ohio rela- spent Mrs. spent son with Mr. Sr. near 3 the past week Gideon Steiner, Mrs. E. Mr. and The W. S. of dist church met noon at the nee Ludw'g and e recent visitor mrger and Miss of Mrs. Mina Ai Louise Schaublin Mr. and Mrs. Pau) Shaffer and daughter Joline of West Unity visit past week with ed a few days the Mr. and Mrs. John 'an the Augsburger. Meter is Bluffton Mrs. Donald V gical patient at tai. the program topic tian Literature”, Watt had charge a sur Hospi- Metho- C. S. of the on Thursday after home of Mrs. Wm. rs. Ed Marquart had and Mrs. of devotioi Lombard, Mrs. Nettie Scott Lewis, Mrs. Carl .. Stanley Vertner, Mrs. Mrs. Walter Barber Rosella, Mrs. Frank Mr. and Mrs. Harold Crawfis and son Gary of Bluffton, Charles Albert Davis of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Schmidt of Janet Davis day evening Ed Bogart. Carl and Sun Mrs. Perrysburg, Omer of Cleveland were guests of Mr. and fayette beat Beaverdam, 37 to 34, after Beaverdam Mt. Cory earlier Wapakoneta ran Lima Central 48 had turned back in the week wild in defeating to 43 I). C. BIXEL, O.D GORDON BIXEL, O.D Citizens Bank Bldg.. Bluffton EYESIGHT SPECIALISTS Office Hours: 9:00 A. M.—5:30 P. M. Evenings: Mon., Wed., Fri.. Sat. 7:30 to 8:30 P. M. Closed Afternoon. Francis Basinger, D. D. S. Evan Basinger, D. D. S. Telephone 271-W Bluffton, Ohio Dec. 12, 1918 Willis Nusbaum aged 23 years was killed in action in France Nov. 10, the last day of the world war accord ing to word received by his parents. He was a member of Co. A, Infantry, and the son of Mr. Mrs. Daniel Nusbaum residing mile northwest of town. Fred Beals who left for Camp Sheridan with the August draft con tingent has been honorably discharg ed from the army. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beals residing on Jackson street. Lowell Schaublin who was serious ly ill in a hospital in France is im proving according to recently by his Schaublin. A. Woods of the U Bluffton In First World War What Happened Here Twenty-five Years Ago This Week 128 and one ser- The spirit of American girls, ving with Pershing’s forces as can teen workrers, is illustrated in a let ter received from Miss Erma Tones, a former High School teacher at Bluffton, gaged in sailed to Miss Jones is activily en “Y” work overseas and France on a troop ship. a letter received father, Gideon Sherman with his Camp JEdwin Brink of spent the fir mother here. of the week Garau Camp Sidney tioned a honorably discharged from Vernon Ramseyer, a for ton college student is i been sta has been the army. ved Solace, a hospital ship where he underwent an operation for acute appendicitis on Thanksgiving day, according to word received by his mother Mrs. Bertha Woods. Harvey Beidler has accepted a position as engineer at the water works and electric plant and will assume his new duties after his dis charge as a member of the staff of the base hospital at Camp Sherman Exquisitely upholstered serve for many years as ’"ML Tufted Bock THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 1943 where he is stationed. An extremely severe epidemic of flu has swept over the town of Bluffton and the nearby counties. Schools are closed in many districts and theer is an acute shortage of nurses and doctors. J. W. Koontz and wife received a telegram from Washington Tuesday night stating that their son Russel had been wounded in action on July Lieut. Rene Studler and another pilot were forced to land their army plane at a small town near Hous ton, Texas, when their of gas. the men were forced night in the home of the town. The town boasted no more than ten or a dozen buildings and the people lived in meager circum stances. The men accepted the hospitality of a farmer and were given one of the two beds in the shack where he lived with his wife and two children. Rene and his friend were pleasantly surprised the next plane ran out available and to stay over a resident of No fuel was 4 morning to be treated to a meal of chicken, fresh churned but ter, hot biscuits, and gravy. The farmer and his wife even refused any pay for the meal. Later with the help of the entire village co operating gasoline was hauled ir for the plane ?.nd the two men were on FARM BUREAU INSURANCE Auto—Fire—Life—Liability Paul E. Whitmer, Agent 245 W. Grove St.—Phone 350-W Bluffton, Ohio 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. A GOOD BIG WING CHAIR HAS SUCH A GENIAL, HOMEY FEELING in fine tapestry—this fine chair will pleasant reminder of the giver. 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