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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
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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
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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.
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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-
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heard ’round the world back in 1775.
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ODAY they are literally the backbone
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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
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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
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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
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