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Celina’s powerful Class A basket ball team, undefeated so far this season, drubbed Bluffton High’s luck less outfit, 45 to 21, Friday night on the Celina court. Bluffton High Cagers Lose To Strong Celina Team By Score Of 45 To 21 Experiencing difficulty”in getting started, the Pirates failed to scon* from the field during the entire first half, and left the floor at the inter mission on the short end of a 17 to 5 score. At one time in the third quarter, the home team held a 20-point lead, 27 to 7, but Bluffton cagers finally broke the ice so far as field goals were concerned and whittled down some of that advantage during the remainder of the playing time. Bluffton High cagers will play away from home again this week, meeting Kenton in a Western Buck eye league game at that place Fri day night. Last week the Pirates lost their first league game of the year to Celina, but the tilt at Kenton will give them an opportunity to even their standing should they come thru with a victory. Kenton will be a formidable foe, however, and the much larger class A school is reported to have one of its best teams in years. Bluffton, on the other hand, has experienced quite a bit of trouble in hitting a -winning stride this winter. The Pirates will not play at home again until Friday, January 19. H. S. Reserves Win Fifth Of Six Games Staging a stirring comeback after trailing at halftime by eight points, Bluffton High reserves won their fifth game in six starts by edging Celina seconds, 17 to 15, at that place Friday night. Score by quarters was 4 to 3, Ce lina 11 to 3, Celina, and 11 to 5, Celina. In the last period, however, the Pirates finally got going and knotted the count at the end of the official game 13 to 13. Victory came to the Pirates in the overtime when Herr and Klassen got field goals. In the lineup for the reserves were Lewis, Klay, Sommer, Reagan, Hart man, Bracy, Smucker, Howe, Moser, Klassen and Herr. All Ohio seed samples to be tested should be mailed to the State Seed Laboratory, 713 State Office Bldg., Columbus. NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS Residents o Hancock County rtmrpurchase 1945 Dog Tars hW Zelma In galls at the Community Market In Bluffton, Ohio. Female Dog $3.00 Male I*g $1.00 No Fee fir Registration Charles E. Simpson Auditor Hatcock County Most of the Bluffton team’s scor ing was .done from the free throw line, eleven of the outfit’s 21 points being tallied in that manner. Scoring summary: Bluffton Zimmerly, f. ___1 5 Althaus, f. ........ .... AMSTUTZ HATCHERY ........ 0 0 0 Hilty, f. ...... 0 1 1 Lee, f. o 1 5 Basinger, g......-.......- ___ 0 Sommer, g. __ 0 Reagan, g. ------------__ Moser, g. --------------__ 0 Totals-------------—___5 Bluffton High Cagers Will Play Kenton At That Place This Friday 0 0 Herr, g--------------- —___ 1 1 3 Klassen, g. ___ 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 21 Celina 18 9 45 Three Eclipses Will Be Seen Here In ’45 Three of four eclipses due during the coming year will be visible in Ohio, but the first in 1945, an eclipse of the sun on January 14, will be seen only in the southern hemisphere. First eclipse visible here will be a partial eclipse of the moon next June 25. On July 9, a partial eclipse of the sun will be visible over North Amer ica, Europe, parts of Asia and Northern Africa. The sun will rise already partly eclipsed over much of southern and western United States. It will be seen thruout Ohio from about 5 a. m. until 7 a. m., eastern standard time. The last eclipse of the year, a to tal lunar, will occur on December 18, and will be visible everywhere in the United States. Elrose Mrs. N. B. Steinman returned to her home in Seneca, Ill., Sunday after spending the past vo weeks with friends and relatives here. A large number from this neigh borhood attended the funeral services held for Joyce Nonnamaker in Bluffton, Friday afternoon. Sympa thy is extended to the bereaved family. Ami Nonnmaker is on the sick list at this writing. Mrs. N. B. Steinman and Miss Kaye Nonnamaker were entertained Thursday at the Wright Klingler home. Callers at the Ami Nonnamaker home the past week were Mr. and Mrs. Russell Elzay, daughters Doro thy and Joan, A. S. I’ifer, S. F. Nonnamaker, Mrs. N. B. Steinman of Seneca, Ill., Walter Hamilton and daughter Betty, Chas. Nonnamaker, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Agin, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kramer of Mt. Cory, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Nonnamaker and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Kling ler and family. School is still closed due to road conditions. It’s not the fish that got away that’s the topic of discus sion, these days its the height and depth of the snow bank you had to shovel thru to make it to your destination. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Warren and family spent Thursday evening with the W’right Klingler family. Grease Spots Grease spots can be removed from work clothes by soaking the stained areas for half an hour in kerosene, then washing in hot suds. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU Most of our chicks are sold to local customers who know our policy of helping them raise poultry means extra profits. This personal ser vice, available every day of the year, has won us hundreds of loyal customers. QUALITY BREEDING that results in low er mortality and high flock averages under ordinpry farm conditions has always been our gipal. This year, we can truthfully say that dur chicks arc better than ever. Our culling and bloodtesting has been thorough and wtfve introduced more high egg record improvement blopd. Nowhere will you find bdLtor iwriiv iff such reasonable prices. Amstutz Hatchery Owner of Bluffton Hatchery Wm. Luginbuhl—Albert Winkler in charge The Bluffton News presents another in the series of inter esting and little known aspects of South America.—EditTir. Besides exerting a profound influ ence over the national economic life of a great many of the Latin Amer ican countries, silver has produced in the Western Hemisphere an art in its own right: silversmithing. If silver is considered not as a monetary metal but as a medium for turning out useful and beautiful objects, it may be said to have been the source of some of the most ar tistic work done on our continent. Long before the Spanish conquest the art of silversmithing was known to the natives of Peru and Mexico. When Pizarro made prisoner the Inca Atahualpa, he was offered a roomful of gold and silver objects in exchange for the liberty of the In dian chief. The conqueror accepted the propo sition only to kill the Inca once he had made himself master of his riches. The loot was immediately shipped to Spain where an important part of it became the property of Pizarro himself. The Indians, of course, worked metals in a rather crude way after breaking up the raw mineral into small pieces with hard black silex stones, they piled it into small spe cially constructed earthenware fur naces which were placed on top of an elevation that the wind might fan their flames during the night. The sight of all the little fires burning brightly on the crest of some Andean hill must have been quite a colorful spectacle! The introduction of alloys and the actual silversmithing were obtained through other similarly crude meth ods. Peru was one of the most advanced centers for the production of silver-work in pre-Columbian America, and the very excellence of this production added to the greed of the conquerors in taking back with them the beautiful pieces turned out by the natives. Because Spanish galleons sailed forth from the coasts of South America loaded to the sinking line with gold and silver treasures, there remain in Peru itself very few au thentic pieces of the period before the conquest. Most of those that are still in Peru were funeral offerings recently unearthed from Inca tombs. In Mexico, Hernan Cortes found the art of silversmithing had been flour ishing long before white men ever landed in the new world, and that the Aztecs possessed silver and gold in an abundance which staggered the imagination of a sixteenth century European. It is interesting to note that it was because the Spaniards did not have the physical endurance to work the mines, that the Indian was spared to become today one of the most important factors of the racial structure of Mexico. W’ith the first settlers from Spain to the new continent, there came not only beautiful pieces of Spanish sil ver, but also the silversmiths who had made them. The newcomers were in some sort “returning the call” of Indian silver to Spain and thus providing the necessary compe tition and impetus to the continuance of silversmithing in the colonies. Indian craftsmen, while retaining their original virility, were soon to show the influence of the colonial period, one which lasted more than three centuries and was contempor aneous with the culmination of the Renaissance and the development of the Baroque period, these trends, be ing, of course, reflected in the silver objects of the time. The Spaniards soon promulgated in their colonies their European reg ulations governing silversmiths, nmong them the payment of the King’s fifth, the registering of marks and the rule of ‘pure blood’ which limited the right of silversmithing to Spaniards or Creoles. These laws were not always en forced they were even sometimes en tirely disregarded, thanks to which the vigorous bestizo (half-breed) art made its appearance. While European motifs such as the Austrian eagle and the pomegranate were used by Indian craftsmen who also adopted some oriental designs brought across the Pacific from Ma nila, they introduced their own in digenous motifs of llamas, turkeys, monkeys and imparted to most of their creations a more solid, robust and restrained feeling than would have been expected in their times. Here too, as in most artistic mani festations of colonial times, the psy chological element of revolt and in dependence from the mother country is present. It finds its expression in simpler and more vigorous form than those used by the Spaniards. Silverware eventually became cheaper than porcelain in most of the Latin American colonies and was used in every conceivable object from cooking utensils to chandeliers and from frames to metal tires binding carriage wheels. Domestic silver was produced in Colonial times in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pan ama, Peru, El Salvador and a small amount in Paraguay, where, as in Uruguay, there is little silver to be THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO Natives Of Peru Are Among World’s Finest Silversmiths found! Modern silversmiths of Latin America, particularly those of Mex ico and Peru, owe much, if not all, to the silversmiths of yesterday who left them a tradition of beauty and perfect craftsmanship. Old Fashioned Winter Brings Isolation (Continued from page 1) the fact that radios continue bring ing latest news, and entertainment to the snowbound rural families. Autos Useless Gone for the time being is the use fulness of many farm automobiles. Impassable drifts—fence high on practically every rural road—keep the family auto in the garage, and in most cases e-'en tractors bog down in the deep snow. Farmers are coming to town on long-unused bobsleds, and a few all but-forgotten sleighs are on the road. Old-timers say it is the first time in 20 years sleds and sleighs have been needed, and the first occasion since the advent of the automobile age that cars have not been able to travel on roads within two or three days following the heaviest blizzards. It also is common to see farmers trudging into town on foot to get provisions for the depleted family larder, and to stop at the post office for mail which cannot be delivered by rural carriers. For the first time in history Bluff ton schools have been closed for more than a period of two or three days because of the weather. With school buses unable to operate on the snow-banked roads, there have been only two da vs of school here until Monday of this week since the first blizzard struck this district on December 11. No Mail Delivery Mail delivery can be made only on those parts of rural routes which lie on main highways, and for the first time in the generation since rural mail service was inaugurated 40 years ago farmers have had to come to town for their mail. Service this week is approaching normal altho many roads still remain closed. Work in clearing the roads also has returned to the old hand-shovel method of our grandfathers. County and township motorized snow plows are helpless in drifts that on many roads are higher than the equipment itself. Consequently farmers along snow blocked stretches of country roads are organizing to clear them by shovels, but this has proved a te I dious process with recurring high winds and snowfall soon building up a new drift where one has just been cleared away. One of the prime necessities for getting roads open results from the heavy milk production of dairy farm ers in this area. Ordinarily trucks pick up the milk daily and deliver it to the Page Dairy Co. and other pro cessing plants in the district. Must Get Milk With roads blocked for weeks, milk is accumulating on farms. Reports have it that one farmer has every utensil, including washtubs, brim ming with milk. Altho in this weather the milk will remain sweet, indefinitely, farmers have no facili ties for storage. Many farmers selling milk to the Page plant take it by tractor to some point where it can be picked up by truck, and others form a com munity enterprise in loading it onto a bobsled and hauling the cans to town. Those few farmers who can use their automobiles report they must drive miles out of their way to get places. In many areas they leave roads and drive over fields which are bare in spots. North and south roads are said to present the big gest problem, and east and west main roads are being the first to be opened. Bread remains the hardest item to buy in Bluffton grocery stores, for it is the first item on the list of every farmer who manages to get into town. In the worst days of the storms many farm families were said to be existing on a diet of potatoes, pork and canned fruits. Now when they get to tow n purchase of bread is first on their lists, followed by stopping at the post office. Caulk Houses The government is emphasizing that the ordinary American home can save from 10 per cent to 40 per cent of its fuel by cutting off heat loss through the roof and ceiling, the walls, around and through win dows and doors and by increasing the efficiency of the heating plant. One important and easy step in stop ping heat leaks is the filling of cracks and other small openings around doors and windows and else where in a structure with modern caulking compounds, which can be purchased in various forms of con tainers, at relatively small cost, from paint stores or paint depart ments. D. BXEL, O.D GORD^MBIXEL, O.D. 122 SaiffhtMain St.. Blufiton eVestH^t SPECIALISTS Office A. 5:30 P. M. Eveninsa: MbiM Wed.. Fri., Sat. 7:00 tn «.nn P. M. flow, Thnr.do* AHemonn JWtutdq, PeAAaital Holidays are officially over since they gathered up the Christmas trees last Saturday the trees are to be used by the Sportsmen’s club in making fish protection areas in the Buckeye quarry—they’ll be sunk in the water—perhaps it would be correct to say that this is once the fish will roost in the trees and we’ll bet our last red ration token that grandpappy never saw a winter like this one wonder what’s happened to the boys who ride the freights and stay overnight here in the jail they may have hied themselves off to a warmer climate—or maybe the weather is just too bad to travel and if your memory goes back for a twelve-month you may recall that at this time last year there had been scarcely any snow’ all winter and it looked as if there would never be another old-fashioned winter ... all of which proves that about the time we begin to believe it can’t happen here is about the time when it does happen wonder where they ever found those bobsleds that go thru town these days coming in loaded to the gun whales with 10-gallon cans of milk for the I’age plant and going home with bread and provisions Bluffton schools opened Monday— and closed after more roads were found drifted Tuesday morning no school in Beaverdam, Ada, Mt. Cory or Rawson jingle bells— Claribel Owens south of town out in the family one horle sleigh the other day. Just in event you’ve never spent a winter in Siberia, you can get a pretty good idea what it’s all about, for this is a typical Siberian winter, said Mrs. Albert Clapp, Bluffton resident, a native of Russia. Well, we’ve never seen Siberia—and after shoveling snow this winter, we haven’t any hankering for it. There have been incidents galore of motorists driving roundabout ways in going places during this time of snow* filled roads, but one which we heard the other day is tops thus far—w’hen Paul Stoodt, superintendent of Beaverdam schools residing northwest of Beaver dam started out for the home of his father-in-law, C. K. Van Meter, a distance of a mile and a half away. To reach his destination Stoodt drove fifteen and three i fourths miles. Some roads in the Rockport district are reported filled with drifts fence-high and have not been traveled since New Year’s day. Altho Bluffton college opened on schedule last Wednesday, classes were much depleted the first day, because of inability of students and faculty to travel. Tw’enty-four students and one instructor, Rev. Paul Shelly, enroute here by bus were stranded overnight in Lima when schedules w’ere cancelled and arrived in Bluffton on the morning Cleveland train over the Nickel Plate. Pandora students came via the A. C. & Y. instead of by auto. However, Ray Hilty, registrar, who had previously driven his car to Pandora decided to stay’ there until main roads were opened and ar rived here Thursday. Miss Edna Ramseyer, dean of women and her sister, Mary Kay Ramseyer return ing from Smithville arrived here on Thursday morning, a day late. It was a smart Bluffton house wife who did some quick thinking the other day when a panhandler knocked at her back door with the usual hard luck story and added “Lady, I’ve been looking all over for a job, but nobody will hire me”. Promptly the woman came back with “Well, let’s see your social security card”, which the visitor was unable to produce. And speaking of credentials, draft registration cards are reported as being used to establish ages of young blades when visiting night spots in this area. Now don’t get in a dither if your garbage isn’t collected on schedule. It's no summertime job to get thru alleways these days. However, Lee Coon, in charge of the municipal collection system says that garbage and rubbish will be picked up as soon as the truck can get thru— possibly the last of this w’eek, if it doesn’t snow’ and drift again. And here’s one fellow’ who wel comes snow’—Sgt. Jim Ehrnman, just back from three years in India during which time he saw not so much as a single snow flake. He was here four years in college, graduating in 1939, was in town Tuesday calling on old friends. Sgt. Jim was connected with the army’s w’eather bureau in the India, Burma, China area, supplying weather pre dictions to the armed forces. Death of Mrs. Sibyl Mollett deprives her pet dog Rags of a devoted mistress. Rags who wander ed into towm several years ago as a stray was given a home by Mrs. Mollett and the tw’o were seen al most daily taking walks about town. Annual report of the Mennonite Mutual Aid society brings to at tention that summer, as w’ell as winter may bring unusual weather in the way of storms. During the past summer, the report discloses small losses from storms while 1943, the preceding year, the storm loss was particularly heavy. Devotees of model railroading— those people from all walks of life Considerable interest is being mani fested by a large number of Bluffton friends in the marriage of Miss Etta Lantz and R. L. Triplett which will take place at the home of the bride’s parents at Carlock, Ill. Miss Lantz is a graduate of the University of Illinois and is at present serving as instructor of home economics at Bluffton college. Struck by a switch engine Mrs. Sarah Coon, wife of Emanuel Coon, residing near Beaverdam, was in stantly killed while crossing the Lake Erie and Western tracks at Beaver day. $1240 for a single load of wool is what J. .Marshall received last week for this year’s crop of fleeces, Marshall owns over 300 head of sheep and understands the sheep raising industry. Dr. and Mrs. S. K .Mosiman are expected home from Springfield to day where they attended the com mencement exercises of Wittenberg college. Misses Stella Lugibihl, Cleora Ba singer, Mary Bracy, Alta Baumgart ner and Erma Shank have left for Winona Lake, Ind., w’here they ex pect to remain during the summer. Martin Baumgartner left Saturday to join Bland’s orchestra which is touring the east this summer on the Lincoln chautauqua circuit. Mr. Baumgartner will play solo clarinet. Permission to construct an over head bridge from the building of the Bluffton Manufacturing Co to the second floor of the Casper Herman feed barn, used last winter for bas ketball, was granted by the council in response to a petition of the Man ufacturing Co. The building will be used for storage purposes. M. M. Murray is in Chicago at tending the Republican convention. Murray was in Chicago four years i ago and was again fortunate enough to secure a ticket to the present con vention. Mrs. N. E. Byers left Tuesday for Sterling, Ill., to attend the wedding of her niece Miss Mae Carolus. Miss Pearl Bogart left with the College Quartet for a two w’eeks’ tour, after which she will go to Phil adelphia where she will take a course in pipe-organ instruction. E. W .Basinger has graduated from the college of dentistry at Ohio State university. Rev. W. H. Lahr and Noah Nis wander are attending classes of the Reformed church at New Breman. Julius Wise is raising the rear part of his residence to a two story struc ture. Russell Bixel is assisting in the post office. THURSDAY, JAN. 11, 1945 NEWS OUR FATHERS READ FROM ISSUE OF JUNE 8, 1916 who follow the hobby of operating miniature railroad systems in their homes—are well acquainted with Dr. B. W. Travis, Bluffton physician w-ho contributes articles published in their national magazine “The Model Railroader”. During the past year three issues of the monthly publication have carried leading articles by the Bluff ton physician. Dr. Travis, who follows model railroading as an avocation, has a complete set-up at his home on West Kibler street which has attracted much attention among devotees in this field. Autos Are Damaged At Intersection Automobiles driven by Don Ream of Bluffton and Mrs. Walter Am stutz of Beaverdam were badly dam aged in a collision at the intersec tion of West College avenue and South Jackson streets, Friday noon. No one was injured. Ream w’as driv ing on College avenue and Mrs. Am stutz on Jackson street. CASH WON BY LOCAL PER Skillful Handling Earns Award for in Sears 16th Nationa Read How You, Too, May Win an Award as High as $1,000.00 Cash Proving again that “better pelt handling pays,”thislocaltrappergotanextra$5.00 in cash—oneofthe Daily Awards in Sears 16th National Fur Show—and, besides, a chance to share in the big major awards What this trapper did, you too can do whether or not you sell your furs through Sears Raw Fur Marketing Serv ice. For Sears Fur Show offers, this season, a total of 942 different cash awards, including the First Award of $1,000.00 for the best handled pelt of all. 942 Awards—$7,590 Cash Yes, a total of 942 cash awards for fur shippers—942 opportunities to share in $7,590.00 in cash. MAJOR CASH AWARDS: There are ten major cash awards, ranging from $50.00 to $1,000.00. SECTIONAL CASH AWARDS: There are sectional awards, too—for complete shipments of five or more pelts—one awara of $250.00 eleven of $50.00 each. DAILYCASH AWARDS: Finally,there are 918 daily cash awards of $5.00 each, for pelts received during the Fur Show. Pays You 3 Ways First, every award is in addition to the cash Sears get you for your pelts. Second, Sears can be depended on to obtain for you top prices. Third, even if you don’t win an award, careful handling enhances the value of your furs. This third feature is the real reason for Sears 16th National Raw Fur Show with 942 Cash awards, totaling $7,590.00. By encouraging careful pelt handling, Sears believe the annual value of Ameri ca’s raw furs can be increased by mil lions of dollars. And that the income of every trapper can be given a big boost. ARRIVES IN ENGLAND Cpl. Robert Koontz has arrived in England w’ith a unit of the armed forces, it was learned the first of the w’eek by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Koontz of Orange township. MUNSON R. BIXEL, M. D. Office Hours: 1-3 P. M. 7-8 P. M. Office, 118 Cherry St. Phone 120-Y—..^Bluffton, Ohio lasinger, D. D. S. singer, D. D. S. Francis Evan Telephone 271-W Bh ffton, Ohio Take the slump out of winter he Dr. Hess Research go off feed or off They handle dry feed Cows on Farm seld i productior and rougl age without a bit of trouble. hese cows get Stock Tonic in a Idition to their ration. Stock Tc tic supplies the big three. Fir t, appetite at 1 help th« cow process her feed. Second, minerals that are essent for body mainte^ nance and milk. Thir often a decency of this vitamin in winter bam. We will prove tonics that stimulate for a heavy flow of 1, vitamin D. There is rhen cows are in the elieve the big three I sneficial to your herd. Sidney’s Drug Shop of Muskrat Pelt Carl Amstutz uti Show K UhL Sears 15th NATIONAL FUR SHOW i Mi»» 15th National, during the I judging of last season’s Fur Show. I Get In—It’s Easy Every fur you ship to Sears, during the term of the Fur Show, is auto matically considered for awards. Only the handling of pelts counts not the kind of fur, not its value. This season, why not try for some big extra money? Remember, every body has an equal chance. You have everything to gain—nothing to lose. When your furs are ready, ship them to Sears, RoebuckandCo., Raw Fur Marketing Service at the nearest of these points: Chicago, Philadel phia, Memphis, Dallas, Kansas City or Seattle. Thousands of trappers have earned awards. YOU CAN too!