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Phone 404-W W. FARMERS PRODUCE Bluffton, Ohio Offers Friendly Service Buyers of Cream, Eggs and Poultry ROUTE SERVICE CLAYTON HARKNESS, Mgr. 322 N. Main Street Bluffton Phone 284-W for serenity and reverehce nothing quite equals the stateliness of the n|ajestic Easter Lily. Add a touch of the Easter Bunnies and you have e. gift of marked warmth and distinction. See us today. Easter flowers and designs delivered anywhere. BASINGER FLORIST Ralph Basinger, Prop. Bluffton, Ohio 109 Grove Street Florists' Telegraph Delivery Florists Say It WITH FLOWERS BY WIRE Once you Kobcttson Shoe, ,.0U be sold on it fotlife Scientific Fitting by X-Ray Bluffton, Ohio the new the Electric Range with Beauty antl ^^^Brain $7.95 Widths A-B-C-D H. Gratz Family Shoe Stor Clean, graceful lines—gleaning chromium fittings— exclusive fluah-to the-wall fit—models with "divided^’ or “cluster” style top— chromium-hoofed lamp. Automatic clock control—v interval timer— elevating deep well unit for 33%% more cooking surface—7 different heat sjieeds. Come in and see it—NOW! The DE 129 Heavenly New Models Easy terms if desired priced as low as $159.95 WALTER MIRE’S YOUR FRIENDLY STORE 1/ Every Crosley Home V Appliance is Designed From the Woman's Anglo To Speak Here i REV. B. R. Lakin, pastor of Cadle Tabernacle, Indianapolis, who will speak in the high school auditorium Friday night at 7:30 under auspices of the Bluffton Pandora Christian Laymen’s as sociation. Vocalist fcu. z/''' '4 ^8 "'Wf -./■ w5 zpM'v V ROSA Page Welch, negro vocalist who will be heard in the Bluffton College Booster concert at the First Mennonite Church, Tuesday night, April 11. Wilbert Schumacher Rites Held Sunday Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Grace Mennonite church for Wilbert Schumacher, 57, retired Pandora area farmer who died last Thursday evening in a Gal lipolis hospital. Born in Allen county April 6, 1892, he was the son of David and Marian (Geiger) Schumacher. In 1914 he married Hulda Suter, who survives. Five children also are living: Mrs. Jeanette Lehman and Mrs. Esther Anderson, both of Pandora Mrs. Vi vian Geiser, Lima Ray W. Schu macher, Bluffton, and Mrs. Ruth Schaublin, Ottawa. Surviving brothers and sisters in clude Amos Schumacher, Mrs. Noah Gerber, Mrs. David Luginbill and Miss Fanny Schumacher, all of Pandora and Mrs. Gideon Niswan der, of Ottawa. Business Men To Aid In Cleanup Campaign Bluffton Business Men’s association cooperation in Bluffton’s Paint Up Fix Up-Clean Up campaign this spring was decided at a dinner meeting of the organization last Wednesday night in the Elk Resau rant. Committee named by the associa tion to work on the drive included Ed Chamberlain, Paul Greding and Paul Emmert. George B. Hammond, of the Ohio State Council of Retail Merchants, was the speaker at the session. Silas Diller, president of the asso ciation, presided. CARD OF THANKS I wish to express my appreciation to all who sent flowers, cards and letters or visited me during my stay at Bluffton hospital. Mrs. Carl Kimmel tines arp SO Expensive When it comes to spending YOUR money it is hard to find anyone more liberal than the twelve folks who will make up the jury selected to hear your defense in a damage suit. And the basis for that suit may be just about anything under the sun. We write the broadest forms of liability insurance and can fit that protection to your specific needs. 'talking it over puts you under no obligation. Diller Insurance Agency “Diller’s Policies Pay” Clarence D, Diller. Agent Phone 239-W 125 N. Main St. Bluffton, Ohio THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO T. N. T. Changes Wilderness By Harriett Burkhart Dynamite and a battle over barbed wire fence were instrumental in the making of Bluffton College’s baseball diamond. Wild thorn trees, and bushy under growth covered the tract of land where the diamond is located today. The land was purchased in 1910 by the college, lay dormant for four years, and then in 1914 clearing of the tract began. Dense trees and bushes were dynamited by instructors, and stu dents. Classes were dismissed while students with the help of a team of horses and farm implements leveled the field. A towering 20 to 25 foot pile of roots and brush was collected and burned. Girls served refresh ments to the laborers and a holiday spirit invaded the campus. College Cow the students in clearing were instructors, H. W. Leading the field __ _____ .v Berky, G. A. Lehman, and Hugh J. Ridge. Grass was sowed. The grass grew luxuriantly thick and green— so luxuriant, in fact, that the super intendent of grounds and buildings decided that it would make a wonder ful pasture for the college cow. Bluffton’s team rapidly developed an original type of baseball when a barbed wire fence was put up to keep the cow from wandering. Players were forced to climb over or go under the wire when fielding and indigna tion arose over ripped pants. “I believe fence posts would pull pretty easy,” hinted Prof. Herbert Berky to a group of students one rainy evening. A muffled disturb ance arose about 11 that night and ‘^a A ..-xx I 1 i 1 a.* ’d \u' 44: AV Jx'v. C-‘.M :--v /i.- V To College Baseball Diamond Prof. Berky, then Dean of Men, didn’t bother to investigate. Vanishing Fence Wire and fence posts had com pletely vanished next morning. Col lege authorities pulled out long faces and proceeded to “investigate.” The culprits were never found but, dis covered in the woods surrounding the diamond was a roll of posts and wire eight feet high. Not daring to put the fence up again, the superintendent of grounds and buildings was forced to leave the rust and rot. day. fence in the woods to Remains are there to- baseball diamond has Bluffton’s used foi* ball games exclusively since the battle over the barbed fence. Freshmen level the field year and get it in condition for been ever wire each the season’s games. done this year and baseball season is about to start. Work is being West Ohio Gas Co. May Get More Gas Plans to double the 25,000,000 cubic feet quota of gas received daily in Ohio by the Ohio Fuel Gas Co., which serves Bluffton through West Ohio Gas Co., were disclosed last week at a power commission hearing in Washington. Officials of West Ohio Gas Co. said that any increase granted Ohio Fuel would be an indirect boost for their distribution network. The increase will be made pos sible through additional gas provided from the Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Co. *«o witb. 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IF I KNEW YOU WERE COM ING I'DV’E BA£ED A CAKE ALBlIS MARY MARTIN i EZIO PINZA 850 SOUTH PACIFIC -r 1 this beautiful a WC^C5- i^ear.Less A f00tP^tS on p'efct’ to fit 'oUt than tnc carpeting 01 it a n custo^'^ f\oOr ^llc vhe iec0l0mei jecoratots je furn''ot® Rastn9er ,.«• -1 s* D°3 6 ft, on. O*"0 7’ .,. A A *. 0% THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1950 I Beef by the Quarter——Pork by the Side AtoZ Meat Market and Locker Service 127 N. Main Street Phone 276-W .. 2c pound TEN DATA PROSSER FRANKIE CARLE, Pianist-Compos er Set Set Set Set MUj SR/ 97 with his Girl Friends 70—ENCORES 129—Carle Comes Calling 174—ROSES IN RHYTHM OSCAR LEVANT BEETHOVEN—Moonlight Sanata KLIP THIS KOUPON WILL ENTITLE YOU TO A SPECIAL DISCOUNT IT Until next week, same time, same column PROSSER & PROSSER RECORD DEPARTMENT, 119 No. Main Street, Bluffton, Ohio. Phone 195-W s .z *v Mi «s f\\*v'' 5 W- I ..SA -::.e. .-.:? •:... SO"' sS-y'.