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The Bluffton News presents another in the series of unusual and interesting aspects of Latin America.—Editor To one who sees it for the first time, standing golden-gray in the clear Dominican sunshine, the cathe dral of Santo Domingo’s principal claim to fame would seem to be its sheer beauty. Mellowed by four centuries of exposure, the stones have grown old gracefully, acquiring a lovely warm glow which suits well the church where for so long have rested the ashes of Christopher Co lumbus. Ashes Of Christopher Columbus Rest In Oldest Cathedral Of New World For this oldest of New World cathedrals has other titles of glory, besides beauty—its age and the fact that the remains of the Great Ad miral are deposited there. Being the first permanent settle ment in the Western Hemisphere, the city of Santo Domingo—today Ciudad Trujillo—treasures many of the earliest monuments of the history of colonial America. The city was founded on August The Bluffton Milling Co 4, 1490 by Bartolome Colon, brother of the discoverer, who named it Santo Domingo after their father and because its first stone was, strangely enough, laid on a Sunday, Santo Domingo Day. Among its sacred relics, one of the most remarkable is the cathedral, authorized in 1511 by Pope Julius II and whose construction was started in the year 1514 and completed in 1540, reputedly by the renowned Spanish architect, Alonso Rodriguez. In spite of its lack of unity of style, different influences have blend ed most agreeably in the building of this important church. Its three large naves and fifteen chapels—whose painted arches are said to imitate a palm grove—have been designed distinctly in the gothic manner, while the exterior is a striking example of the style of a Spanish Romanesque basilica, dec orated by splendid softly-toned fres coes. i The interior has been restored from time to time and some of the LISTEN BROTHER. 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A few steps from the portal stands the tomb of Columbus, where, placed in a small urn, lie the ashes of the discoverer of'America whose wish it had been to be interred in this “land he had loved the most”. Transferred to Santo Domingo about the year 1541, his remains were placed in the present elaborate mausoleum in 1892 in commemora tion of the four hundredth annivers ary of his discovery. In the cathedral were buried, too, thf ashes of Diego Columbus, son of the great Admiral, of his grand sons Luis Columbus, Duke of Vera gua, and Christopher Columbus y Toledo, and of his daughter-in-law Mari de Toledo. It was the remains of Diego Co lumbus which, in 1795, when the is land was ceded to France, were mis taken for those of his father and carried to Cuba, an error which was only discovered by chance in 1877 when repairs were made in the church. 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NEWSPAPER ANO MAGAZINES 1 YEAR, UNLESS TERM SHOWN Stoned MzpfUf Z The bluffton Prog re as tion is to become a permanent insti tution. i this purpose articles of incorporation have been prepared and are now on file in the state capitol. Benjamin F. Welty, Allen County prosecuting attorney, announced him self as a candidate for Congress. News Our Grandfathers Read From Issue Of January 13, 1910 Calvin Moser left on a prospecting trip to Aberdeen, Idaho. Ed Blakesly and Fanny Lauby carried off the honors at the cipher ing and spelling match at the Stager school. Several sleigh loads of youngsters enjoyed oyster suppers and parties at the homes of Peter Zimmerly and John Hilty. Harry Stettler, Lee Coon and Paul Andrews went to Cincinnati for several days. Lee Coon and Mary Badertscher called on friends near Pandora, Sun day. Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Steiner at their home on Spring street, a son, Monday evening. At the organization meeting of the Letters were awarded to 16 mem bers of Bluffton High school’s 1944 football souad and to nine basketball stars of the school at a dinner in the high sc hool cafeteria Tuesday evening. Short talks were given it the ses sion by Ronald Zimmerljr, Charles Triplehorn, Harley Steii er, Dean Niswander, Harold Ams* utz, Otto Klassen, Huiert Basinger, Art Hilty, Bob Gratz, Kenneth Mostr, Robert Lee, Charles Swank, Harold Hart man, Jim L?wis and Robe rt Fisher. Supt. Ra ph Lanham, Principal Gerhard Bu liler and Fac ulty Man ager Sidney Stettler also appeared on the progi•am. Two former Bluffton Tigh ath letic stars ilow in the scrvice who Wartime Change May Keep Hired Hand Off Farms (Concluded from page 1) routine by which a more intensive use of machinery makes it possible for them to handle their work with out extra help. No Production Cut Modification of farm practices under the program of mechanization, however, has made little difference in production, and the trend in that direction is expected to be more pronounced than ever once additional farm equipment is available at the end of the war. One of the first evidences of the role new practices are playing was the elimination of horses as a prime mover, or source of motive power. The use of tractors has become so pronounced that altho most farm ers still have horses they rely on them more as a reserve in the event the tractor breaks down than for any other purpose. Hedging against breakdowns is particularly necessary now with tractors getting older and only a few new ones for replace ment, but otherwise the horse is needed less and less often. An evidence of the trend is the fact that one farmer residing near Bluffton who farms 220 acres in Richland and Riley townships handles all the work himself without a horse on the place. High School Football, Basketball Letters Awarded At Squad Dinner Farms 300 Acres Another farmer north of Gilboa farms 300 acres without outside help, and also has no horses. In addition to enabling a quicker completion of work, the trend to ward mechanical processes also lets the farmer handle his work more economically than he could by hiring manpower, farm observers point out. Pre-war wages for a “hired hand” for example ran from $50 to $60 per month, plus room adn board. In unloading corn with the new eleva- NOTICE We have opened the Nickel Plate Stock yards at Bluffton and will buy Hogs, Calves, Sheep and Lambs on Monday, Wednesday ain Saturday. Daily market on cattle. Quotations toiay: 170 130^ 1$) .. ROUGHS-^ 350 4® .. STAGS— 400 Dowrt .. CALVES— .1450 .1425 ..1325 ..1250 Choice .... .......................1600 Good .............................1500 EWES— Good .............................. 700 Old, thin...................... 400 Market closes at 1 p. m. N. P. Steiner & Son Yards phone 307-W Home phone 189-W Bluffton, Ohio Board of Health Dr. R. E. Hughson was elected health officer D. S. Beeshy, clerk and A. E. Temple, sanitary police. Miss Alice Muller writes from Berne, Switzerland desiring to thank her many friends for the shower of postal cards on her birth day anniversary, December 21st. Honoring Paul Gillespie of Cam bridge, Wilhelm Amstutz entertain ed a number of friends at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Amstutz. A jolly sleighing party, composed of high school boys and girls spent Saturday evening at the home of Lewis Dukes. Those composing the party were: Verena Hilty, Agnes Frizzell, Edith Hyne, Carol Betzner, Vera Rogers, Lucille Bixel, Clair Fett, Harley Spangler, Ralph Bixel, Edward Plattner, Herbert Marshall, Stanley Vertner, Arthur Amstutz, and Frederick Romey. Miss Gertrude Lewis, cashier of the Ashley Banking Co. at Ashley, Mich., returned there after spending several weeks with relatives here. attended as guests of honor and who also spoke were S/Sgt. Robert Cooney, Jr. and Byron Fritchie of the Navy. Football letters were awarded to Hubert Basinger Charles Swank, Evan Herr, Kenneth Moser, Junior Moser, Wayne Sommer, Mike Reag an, Otto Klassen, Dick Newland, Dean Niswander, Charles Triplehorn, John Althaus, Harold Amstutz, Harold Hartman, Harley Steiner, and Ronald Zimmerly. Zimmerly was named honorary captain. Basketball awards went to Hubert Basinger, Art Hilty, Robert Gratz, Otto Klassen, Ronald Zimmerly, Bob Lee, Wayne Sommer, Kenneth Moser and Evan Herr. Klassen was named honorary captain. tors on farms now coming into use, as much as 1000 bushels of grain can be unloaded for 16 cents worth of electricity. One of the first such elevators is that on the H. P. Huber farm, north of Bluffton, which is operated entire ly by electricity. Grain brought in from the fields in wagons is unload ed quickly and economically and stored in elevated bins, ready for use or marketing, by an automatic mechanized process that eliminates all other labor. Corn Harvest Simpler Long known as one of the princi pal corn-hog areas in Ohio, the Bluff ton district still specializes in that phase of farming, but much of the hand work previously associated with the corn harvest has been eliminated. Present mechanical single-row com pickers cover from eight to 10 acres a day, husking the corn and putting it into a wagon, doing away entirely with cutting and husking, previously one of the most tedious and man hour consuming farm tasks. When war priorities are lifted there is a mechanical two-row picker, which will handle from 15 to 20 acres a day, another development that will do much toward putting hired hands into the discard. Wheat and oats harvests, which in the old days involved threshing rings monopolizing the manpower of a whole neighborhood for two or three weeks in the summer, also is a vast ly simplified process. Combines Used Now one farmer with a combine will handle his wheat and oats har vest in two or three days without the need of calling on extra man power. Tillage, done by tractors, is much easier handled than by horse-drawn plows, and it can be cleaned up in a fraction of the time required with horses. Tractors when necessary can run day and night, another advantage over horses which need adequate and regular rest. Few changes have been made in the type of crops as a result of the manpower and farm machinery shortage, perhaps the only principal one being the rise of soy beans as a major crop in this area. Part of the popularity of soy bean farming is attributed to the minimum of labor required, but inasmuch as the beans command a good price and find a ready market they appear to be a fixture in crop planning. Store Cotton In storing cotton, it is good policy to put it just in front of the door of the cotton house. The next after noon the cotton can be moved back just far enough to make room for the day’s picking. Then, on the third day, it can be moved back still farther. Turning the cotton in this way several times allows it to dry out properly and get in good condition for ginning. Peanut Butter in Cooking Peanut butter can be used in many ways in cooking in place of butter or other fat. In recipes for cream soup, cream sauce, scalloped vege tables, muffins, baking powder bis cuits, drop cookies, cup cakes and simple frostings—peanut butter may be used in place of all or part of the fat. The high school Junior class very pleasantly surprised William Hahn at the home of his parents. The occa sion was the young man’s 16th birthday. shrink congested membranes, open up the air passages so you can get a deep breath right to the bottom of Noah Basinger was elected presi dent of the Schumacher reunion for a period of 3 years. the lungs. Try a few drops to relieve the discomfort of your next head cold. Among the Bluffton girls who re turned from Winona Lake, Ind., are Stella Lugibihl, Cleora Basinger, Marie Lahr, Mary Bracy, Ella Stein er, Fanny Lauby and Mildred Bixel. Steiner Geiger and Donald Augs burger are spending the week camp ing at Wampler’s Lake, Mich. A. J. Townsend left for Zanesville where he will teach history in the high school. Mrs. Fred Zehrbach returned from Cleveland where she attended the mil inery opening. Ralph West left for St. Charles, Mo., where he will teach mathematics and direct atletics in the high school. Rene Studler returned home from Ohio State University following the close of summer school. Charles Worthington, Arnold Klay and Monroe Amstutz spent the first of the week at Cedar Point. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Conrad went to Toledo the first of the week where Mr. Conrad secured employment. Dan Huber, John Deppler, Eli Mot- 'The Name Is Familiar HMM BY mmmmmi FELIX B. STREYCKMANS and ELMO SCOTT WATSON Watt AMES WATT, who devoted most of his life to the invention and improvement of the modern steam engine, has his name commemorat ed in the field of electricity instead of steam. The unit of electrical measurement called the watt was named after him, and designates the amount of electricity used in doing work. He was a Scottish engineer who was born in 1736 and died at the age of 83. In his later years he ex perimented with an apparatus for copying sculpture. Not many months before his death he presented cop ies of busts to his friends as the work “of a young artist just enter ing his eighty third year.” 4 1 W V if/ James Watt The first use of Watt’s steam en gine was in pumping water from mines. Later, when others suggest ed making a wheeled cart of it and using it on rails to pull carriages, Watt would not listen to the plans. And so it is that the man who made the steam engine practical died believing that the steam rail road was impracticable. Maybe, after all, it’s just as well that a word in the electrical field instead of steam bears his name. (Released by Western Newspaper Union.) Honored Viceroy Albuquerque, founded in 1706, was named in honor of the duke of Albu querque, viceroy of New Spain. Cream, Eggs and Poultry and give you quic NEWS OUR FATHERS READ FROM ISSUE OF AUGUST 31,1916 NYAL NASAL DROPS THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1945 ter, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Motter, Mr.l and Mrs. Sam Gratz and Henry Hu oer left for Columbus to spend three days at the State Fair. Harry Mohler purchased an interest in the leading undertaking establish ment in Ada. Albert Winkler is spending several days at the Columbus fair. Mrs. Corda Oehrli is suffering from a bruised ankle as result of a small boy coasting on Cherry street. Miss Vera Rogers has been hired as assistant pricipal in the Leipsic high school. Edgar Chamberlain suffered a brok en leg when run over by a dray. Eu gene, his brother, is suffering from an attack of appendicitis. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Lugibihl and Mr. and Mrs. John Reichenbach re turned from a week’s motor trip to Winona Lake, Ind. Dean Byers left for a trip to Ster ling, Ill., to visit his boyhood home. He will also deliver an address at the Washington, Ill., homecoming, Car lock All Mennonite Convention, and at the Annual Central Mennonite Con ference. Hiram and Ed Kohli are exhibiting their Merino sheep at the State fair at Columbus. Albert Diller bought the home farm for $17,000. You'll ao better at a Home-owned Market We pay top pricepr Drive up to our station next sound your horn—we wil^do th Patronize a home e1 money at home. 1 Fresh Druga and Quality Drug Store Merchandise of All Kinds Prescriptions Care fully Compounded Sidney’s Drug Shop Phone 170-W Clean range reduces losses in rais ing chicks and lower feed costs. With the opening of farm work, hazards to the life of farmers and their families will increase unless the workers remember to stop machines before attempting to oil them or to make adjustments, to keep shields and other safety devices in place, to keep hands and clothing from contact ing with moving parts, and to forbid young children to ride on power ma chinery. service. o the town hall and rest. arket and keep your ed The K & Produce Co Robert Murray Next to Town Hall Fun for the fisherman—b pleasant for the fish. And yet a fish hook in the nose might not feel so much worse than the congestion and irritation caused by a bad head cold. A. Hauenstein & Son arles Kinsinger Bluffton phone 492-W not so NASAL!