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
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
Residents o Hancock
County rtmrpurchase 1945
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.
Zimmerly, f. ___1 5
Althaus, f. ........ ....
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Hilty, f. ...... 0 1 1
o 1 5
Basinger, g......-.......- ___ 0
Sommer, g. __ 0
Reagan, g. ------------__
Moser, g. --------------__ 0
Bluffton High Cagers Will Play
Kenton At That Place This Friday
Herr, g--------------- —___ 1 1 3
Klassen, g. ___ 1 3
0 0 0
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
First eclipse visible here will be
a partial eclipse of the moon next
On July 9, a partial eclipse of the
sun will be visible over North Amer
ica, Europe, parts of Asia and
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
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
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
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
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Warren and
family spent Thursday evening with
the W’right Klingler family.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Old Fashioned Winter
(Continued from page 1)
the fact that radios continue bring
ing latest news, and entertainment
to the snowbound rural families.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
D. BXEL, O.D
122 SaiffhtMain St.. Blufiton
Office A. 5:30 P. M.
Eveninsa: MbiM Wed.. Fri., Sat. 7:00
tn «.nn P. M. flow, Thnr.do* AHemonn
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
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
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
$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
Dr. and Mrs. S. K .Mosiman are
expected home from Springfield to
day where they attended the com
mencement exercises of Wittenberg
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
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
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
Russell Bixel is assisting in the
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
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
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.
BY LOCAL PER
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
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
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.
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.
Bh ffton, Ohio
Take the slump
out of winter
he Dr. Hess Research
go off feed or off
They handle dry feed
Farm seld i
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^
often a decency of this vitamin
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
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!
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