THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 1950
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Local and Long Distance Hauling
Keeping alive their hopes of at
least sharing in the Western Buck
eye league cage title, Bluffton High
stayed in the thick of the hot loop
race last Saturday night by besting
St. Marys, 60 to 55, on the St. Marys
A whirlwind start for the Lowry
men ultimately proved their margin
of victory in the contest, and gave
them a record of three wins against
one less in league games. So far
this season the Pirates have w*on
eight of 12 games.
Bluffton’s attack was red-hot in
the opening minutes of the game at
St. Marys, and the locals rolled up
an eight point lead at one time in
the initial quarter. From there the
Pirates went on to score the five
Don Schmidt and John Bauman
each hit for two field goals at the
outset of the contest to give Bluffton
Bluffton High Cagers Remain In Title
Chase With 60-55 Win Over St Marys
the asonishing 8-0 lead. Schmidt
also led the evening’s scoring for
the winners with 18 points on nine
field goals. Bauman had 16 points
on eight fielders.
Guard Cook, of St. Marys, kept
his team in the running, however,
with one of the best offensive per
formances turned in against Bluffton
this season. Cook connected on 12
field goals and five fouls for 29
The Bluffton win by five points
was the fourth Pirate tilt in the last
six decided by a margin of five
points or less, and continued the
team’s record of closely contested
In the preliminary St. Marys re
serves won by a score of 39 to 38.
Garmatter, f................. 3 5 11
Bauman, f. _________ 8 0 16
Risser, c____________ 3 2 8
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Schmidt, g. 0 0 18
Badertscher, g. 3 17
Totals 26 8 60
Cook, f..... 12 5 29
Heggmeier, f. 3 2 8
Brod beck, c. 0 0 0
Judy, c----- 2 15
Skinner, g. 10 2
Suchland, g. 3 0 6
Wilges, g. 10 2
Sanford, g. -... 113
Totals .... ...... -........-23 9 55
Band Benefit Cage
Game This Wednesday
One of Bluffton’s stellar mid-wint
er shows—the annual basketball
game between local business men
and the public school faculty—will
be played Wednesday of this week
in the high school gymnasium, with
all proceeds going to the grade and
high school bands.
Sponsored by the Band Mothers
association, the annual basketball
joust between the business men and
teachers is one of the highlights of
the winter cage program. Last year,
for example, an angel and a demon
rushed onto the court with sirens
blowing to fight over a “fatally in
Also featured in the evening’s
presentation will be a performance
by the Faberettes, a baton-twirling
group from Findlay wlh» performed
at a Cleveland Browns Iwjpe foot
ball game last fall, under th* direc
tion of Victor Faber.
A preliminary game will be played
by teams representing the fifth and
sixth grades. Music also will be'
presented by the grade and high
school bands, for whose benefit the
program is being staged.
Cory-Raw son Tops
A field goal in the last eight sec
onds enabled McComb to come from
behind and defeat Cory-Rawson cag
ers, 55 to 54, last Friday night at
the Mt. Cory gymnasium, and beat
back the threat of the Eagles to ad
vance into a first-place tie for the
Hancock county league lead.
It was a heart-breaker for the
Cory-Rawson outfit who held the ad
vantage at halftime, 30 to 25, and at
the third-quarter, 47 to 39. The
winners overcame a four-point de
ficit in the last minute to come up
with the surprising victory. Mc
Dowell with 27 points was the lead
ing scorer of the game.
Last Saturday, however, Cory
Rawson trimmed Beaverdam for the
second time by a score of 54 to 52
at Mt. Cory. McDowell, tall Cory
Rawson center tallied 30 points to
lead his mates to victory. Recker
and Hull, each of whom got 15, were
high for Beaverdam.
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Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Van Meter
were Sunday visitors in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Racine Warren,
Charles and Connie Joan at Lima.
Grover Davidson was in Cincin
nati a few days last week attending
a meeting of the Massachusetts Mu
tual Life Insurance company.
Riley Township trustees, Lloyd
Van Meter, Louis Leill and Hiram
Schutz were in Columbus a few days
last week for the 22nd annual con
vention of the Ohio State Association
of Township Trustees and Clerks.
Governor Frank J. Lausche was the
speaker on Friday afternoon.
Mrs. R. A. Krohn is spending
some time in the home of Mrs. B. F.
Biery at Bluffton.
Mr. and Mrs. John Warren of
Bluffton were dinner guests Thurs
day evening in the Lloyd Van Meter
The annual meeting of the local
community institute will be held at
the Pandora school building next
Thursday, January 26 with the first
session beginning at 10 a. m. Mrs.
Harold Robison will be the lady
speaker she is now a director of
the Ohio Shropshire association.
Rev. Russell Hoy of Coshocton, who
is state chaplain of the grange will
be the other speaker.
The Methodist Youth Fellowship
entertained three out of town M. Y.
F. groups on Sunday -evening. Co
lumbus Grove, Ottawa and Gilboa
were visitors. A fellowship hour was
held after which Rev. Corl gave the
message. Paul Hilty was leader.
Mrs. Myrtle Brown of Gilboa was
a visitor in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Duff Payne last Sunday.
Condition of Clement A. Basinger,
a surgical patient in Memorial hos
pital is reported fair.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. McCullough
observed their golden wedding anni
versary on Sunday, January 22, at
their home in Pandora. Open house
was held from two to four and from
seven to nine o’clock.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Blomberg and
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Blomberg of To
ledo, Mr. and Mrs. James Pierman
and daughter of Ottawa were Sun
day visitors in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Clifford Pierman.
Sunday evening dinner guests in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Hil
ty were Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Hilty
and son of Mt. Blanchard.
Miss Carolyn Krohn, registered
nurse at Findlay hospital, spent the
week end at the home of her par
ents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Krohn.
Miss Hannah Bracy, a missionary
to Africa and formerly of this vi
cinity, who has spent some time in
the East is now in Washington,
D. C., on speaking engagements. She
will go from there to Philadelphia
for the remainder of this month.
Catharine Morris, whose last known place
of address was Catharine Morris, 617 Seitz
Street, Easton. Pennsylvania, is hereby
notified that Clifton Morris, has filed his
petition against her for divorce and other
equitable relief, on the grounds of gross
neglect of duty, in Case Number 39373 of the
Common Pleas Court of Allen Cownty, Ohio,
and that said cause will JU for Shearing on or
about six weeks from the d0h of the first
publication of this notipe. le-’1
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