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PAGE TEN
After taking a 20 to 4 lead at the
first quarter, Bluffton High cagers
coasted the rest of the way Tuesday
night to drub Columbus Grove, 43
to 29, on the Bluffton court.
It was the Pirates 12th win in 16
games, with two contests remaining
in the regular schedule before tour
nament play opens.
As matters stood, the Pirates got
virtually as many points th the first
quarter as they scored the rest of
the way. They held the edge at
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Pirate Cagers Coast To 43-29
Victory Over Columbus Grove
I On TheMap This Meek
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Whole, Sliced, Sweetened
Pineapple Pack 35c
Beef or Pork
Liver
i I PORK
Extra Fine for Roasting
Picnic
HAMS lb. 49c
Ready to Eat or Tenderized
Jowl Bacon lb. 39c
In Piece or Sliced
Weiners lb. 45c
with Skins
I 1 arge, Sliced
Bologna lb. 35c
Our CHEESE Dept.
Sharp Cream
Mild Cream
’/z or Whole
each period 20 to 4 26 to 10, and
34 to 21.
Jim Howe led the 18 field-goal at
tack of the locals with 15 points
Bracy got nine Wilch eight and
Moore seven.
In two preliminaries, Bluffton
Junior High won, 30 to 26, and the
Pirate reserves dropped a 23 to 20
decision after trailing all the way.
For the reserves Bauman got six
Schmidt, five Garmatter and Burk
holder, three each, and Balmer, two.
For the best in fresh meats frozen foods and mea
come to the A TO Z MEATMARKET & LOCKER SERV
ICE. We sell only the finest!
Home Killed Meats
BEEF PORK VEAL LAMB
AUTHORIZED DEALER
BIRDS EYE
FOODS
Strawberries Pck. 58c
Garden Fresh
Peas Pack 31c
Dole’s Chunk
145
Fresh Dressed
CHICKENS
Fryers or Roasting
Pound 49c
HAMS
Ready to Eat
One-half or Whole
Pound lb. 59c
Churngold
Oleo lb. 39c
Fresh Picnic—or Whole
UAMC Lean and Meat^ Ih ARr
IlHIVId
Fresh
lb. 35c
The varsity box
Bluffton
Bracy, f.
Moore, f.
Howe, c. —..
Wilch, g.
Herr, g.------------
Burcky, g.
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FISH
No Bone No Waste
Haddock lb. 45c
Perch lb 45c
Cod lb. 39c
Fresh
Pork PORK LOIN
CHOPS
Loin Cut—Roasts
Oysters Pint 85c
lb. 47c
Beef Tongues lb. 29c
Smoked
Pork Hocks
Spare Ribs
lb. 59c
lb. 65c
Fresh
Pork Hearts
Cube Steak
lb. 89c
Swiss Cheese
lb. 39c
lb. 49c
lb. 39c
lb. 69c
No Fat
No Bone
lb. 60c
Wise. Brick
American Cheese
2 Lb. Loaves for 99c
Pork
Tenderloin
Beef
Tenderloin
Stop and See Our Supply of Baby Beef for
Sale by the Quarter
We Do Custom Slaughtering and Processing
Our Own Make Fresh or Smoked Sausage
and Ring Bologna
lb. 75c
lb. 75c
score:
Totals
Col. Grove .....
3 3 9
1
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... 1 15
2 8
.... 1 0 2
.... 1 0
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_..18 7 43
12 5 29
Bluffton College
Loses To Findlay
For the second start in a row,
Bluffton college cagers went into
the last five minutes with a 10-point
lead only to end by losing the de
cision, as Findlay Oilers triumphed
at that place Tuesday night by a
score of 53 to 49.
The Beavers had the better of the
going most of the way, and a four
point halftime advantage had been
stretched to a 10-point lead with
only five minutes remaining in the
game. From that point, however,
the advantage veered to Findlay,
and the Oilers came up with a four
point lead, two points of which were
made on free throws after the offi
cial playing period had ended, be
cause of a foul called just as the
gun sounded.
Bluffton
Rich Gratz, f. 7 5 19
Russ Gratz, f. 2— 12 4
Yoder, c. 3 2 8
Howe, g. 4 19
Stahl, g. 2 0 4
Dickey, g-- 2 0 4
Smucker, Oil
Schertz, f. 0 0 0
Berkey, g. 0 0 0
Totals W 11 49
Findlay
Wortman, f. 7 4 18
Kinsella, f. 0 0 0
Hickman, f---------------- 3 5 11
Adams, c. 1 1
Nichols, c. 2 5 9
Simpson, g. 0 0 0
Ulman, g. 10 2
Elshoff, 1------------ 4 2 10
Totals 18 17 53
Halftime: Bluffton, 26 Findlay
22.
True Tales About Ohio
(Concluded from page 1)
shelving bank and so forming
a one-sided room. The rock ceiling
was so low that nowhere could he
stand up under it. The recluse en
closed the cave’s open front with a
loose wall of rock and at one end of
the cave built in a heavy oak door
which he had carved out with his
tomahawk. It swung on clumsy wood
en hinges and fastened with a peg
driven into the rock wall.
There from 1820 until his death
in 1834 Hewitt lived like an Ameri
can Crusoe, sleeping on a bed of
finest deerskin, dining on choice ven
son and laughing at a world that
did not go by. He ate his pawpaws
in peace.
Few persons were yet in the wild
section and the only road through the
country’ east to west was oakum's
Trace. It was a mere wagon trail and
passed the cave about 100 yards from
the present great highway.
Desired No Company
When travelers up and down the
trace first saw the odd buckskin-clad
figure skulking through the woods
they were much alarmed. The fact
that the man was evasive and did not
desire company did not help matters.
However as time passed and pioneers
became more familiar with his ways
and appearance, their fear and dis
like abated.
While Hewitt sought no man’s
company, he was not ill-mannered
about it and when meetings were
unavoidable bore himself with native
dignity and politeness.
Occasionally he would visit Chilli
cothe to exchange the skins of his
game for ammunition and other sup
plies. There his singular appearance
attracted attention. He always walk
ed in the middle of the street to keep
from encountering other persons.
Long unshaven, his beard grew
long and his hair unkempt. Hewitt
got to be a rather dirty person be
fore he died. He admitted at that
time he had not changed his busk
skin clothing for two years.
Hewitt was of good family. When
after four decades relatives in Vir
ginia learned of his location and vis
ited him, James Emmitt, Waverly,
who accompanied them to the cave,
related this story of the interview.
They knocked on the big oak door
and Hewitt called “Come in.” He did
not get up to welcome them and
showed no surprise at the arrival of
a relative.
“How are you, Bill?” greeted the
kinsman. “All right. How are you?”
the hermit answered. “All right,”
said the relative. That was about all
there was to it, Emmitt said.
Hewitt was told about the condi
tion of his property back in Virginia
and how it had been abused by those
unlawfully in possession of it. The
relative urged Hewitt to return with
him and claim his property. “Never
mind. I am going back some of these
days and then 1’11 give 'em hell,”
Hewitt said. He appeared unworried
about his property but still was bitter
at someone back in Virginia.
As he grew older the hermit grew
careless, fat and lazy. He occasionally
sought company. One day in 1834 he
ate a hearty dinner at the home of a
widow, and soon had a violent chill.
Emmitt, who was a Poor Commission
er of Pike County, had the recluse
THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON. OHIO
It was stewed oysters and not
stewed officials at the love feast held
at the Dixie Highway restaurant New
Years night. Incoming city officials
attending the party were entertained
by the town’s outgoing officials.
Through a haze of smoke from after
dinner cigars former Mayor .Sutter,
acting as toastmaster, called for a
toast from each of the 20 men pres
ent. Shortly before midnight Mayor
Sutter turned over the keys of the
city to mayor-elect M. M. Murray.
Amid a program of humor and adv ice
the new officers were instructed to
take over the town and do their duty
to the best of their ability.
Those present at the supper were:
Former Mayor Sutter, Mayor-elect
Murray, C. H. Smith, Henson Good,
Oswin Luginbill, L. T. Greding, For
est Mumma, C. B. Kauffman, D. W.
Fox, D. F. Thompson, A. C. Spang
ler, Eli Deppler, H. P. Mann, G. C.
Stratton, Chester Stauffer, Ed Reich-
Famed Negro Team
Plays At Beaverdam
The Komedy Kings of New ork
City, internationally famous Negro
traveling team, will be in Beaver
dam this Thursday night to meet the
Buckeye Coaches in one of the out
standing exhibition games of the
season.
This highly touted Negro team has
found, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana
to be a veritable playground for
them, and this is the third consecu
tive season that they have settled
down in this part of the country
and played around here.
Heading the Kings are Billy Cope
land, team captain, and Frankie
Clemons, a pair of All-Americen
forwards who are perfection to
watch. “Cope” comes from South
Carolina State where he made All-
Bom iia New Jersey, Gardner was
appointed an ensign in the army In
1808, ser­red as a captain of artillery
in the \\'ar of 1812, was transferred
to the irifantry and advanced to the
rank of major and then colonel dur
Ing that conilict. He finally resigned
in 1818 a nd died in 1869.
NEWS OUR FATHERS READ
FROM ISSUE OF JAN. 3, 1918
Coll^g’iutc Tor tHrcc consecu­
tive years, and Clemons is a former
Toledo University Captain who was
chosen All-American Square Garden
as a member of the Toledo team in
1942.
Leon Jones of Wiley College, Tex
as, is the tall, lean center whom
many claim is the best young Negro
player in the country today.
Silas Phelps is the ace ball hand
ler and top comedian of the Komedy
Kings.
The game will be played in the
high school gym, and there will be
a preliminary at 7:30 for early
=Luriosa
Americana
By Elmo Scott Watson
A to but No
TN CONTUAST to the short life of
1
some the letter combinations in
the New Deal's “alphabet soup” is the
fact that an alphabetical designation
system criginated by an American
army oft'nrer 120 years ago is still in
use. He- was Col. Charles Kitehell
Gardner .and if you look in the "llis
torical Kt•gister and Dictionary of the
United st ates Army” you will find him
credited \vith being the "author of the
uPSiimath•n of companies (May 22,
1816) by the first letter of the alpha
bet.”
Altliou Gardner’s scheme for des
Ignoring the companies in inPantry and
artillery regiments and the troops in
cavalry regiments was by letters from
A to M, there has never been a Corn
pany in our army. The reason is
that, at 1the time he invented the sys
tern, the letters I and were still fre
quently vvritten exactly alike. To avoid
confusiori the .! was omitted. For the
same re ison there is no street in
Washington. D. C.. where some of
the print■ipal thoroughfares are desig
nated by letters instead of names.
Western Newspaper Union.
removed to a frame building at
Waverly. The dirty buckskin gar
ments were cut from him and he was
given the first scrubbing he had had
for three years. The hermit had
pneumonia.
Found Dead
Emmitt provided a male nurse and
Dr. William Blackstone gave him
medical attention. Women of Waver
ly sent the old recluse many delica
cies. Then one morning they found
him dead.
Hewitt was buried in the old
graveyard at Waverly—about a
square from the courthouse. How
ever Dr. Blackstone resurrected him
and carved him up in good shape. The
hermit was a good subject for the dis
secting table. The doctor mounted the
skull but the balance of the skeleton
was missing until 1883 when they
were found under the cellar of Em
mitt’s house adjoining Blackstone’s
office.
Blackstone bequeathed the skull
and skeleton to his nephew. Dr.
Blackstone, Circleville, at whose death
it went to Dr. Heffner. However, He
witt's bones, other than the skull,
are in possession of the widow of Dr.
Howard Jones, Circleville, who recent
ly died at more than 90 years of age.
enbach, Floyd Everett.
Harry Huber and Huber Jennings
who are intraining at Camp Sherman
spent Christmas vacation with their
parents.
Bluffton is in the midst of the an
nual ice harvest and dealers are busy
filling their store houses this week.
Charles Fenton and Elbert Day,
w’ho are working at Oleon, N. Y.,
spent Christmas with their folks.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Grismore are
rejoicing over the arrival of a son.
Albert Geiger of Randolph, Ala.,
has been suffering with rheumatism.
Mr. and Mrs. Menno Bixel and sons
Clayton and Richard enjoyed New’
Year’s day at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Abraham Bixel at Pandora.
A baby girl, Beulah Lucille, was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Enos Steiner
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Besides the 12'aJO' house a* iMustraced, a
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Fifteen year old Levi Steiner met
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Innerspring Mattress $29.75
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Duchess Washing Machines $99.95
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