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DESIGN NO. 5132
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Paul II. Cramer, Minister
Sunday School 9:30 A. M. Nelson
This is our picnic day at the
Lima District Camp Grounds near
Bellefontaine. Bring your family to
Sunday school, then after a short
Sunday school service, we will leave
with our picnic dinner for the camp
grounds. We will have our worship
service there. Let’s make this a
day long to be remembered.
How to get to our District Camp—
To Ada, to Alger, to Roundhead, to
Bellefontaine, then Route No. 33
three miles east of Bellefontaine just
beyond the roadside park turn right.
Official board meeting Thursday
at 7:30 p. m.
CHURCH OF CHRI8T
O. Merrill Boggs, Minister
9:30 A. M. Bible School.
10:30 A. M. Communion.
Mrs. Don Martz,
Bluffton official board meeting at
Saturday, Aug. 5: All are invited
to the ice cream social which will
be held on the church lawn, 5:30 to
10 P. M.
9:30 A. M. Bible School.
10:30 A. M. Worship and Com
munion. Dr. Irwin Bauman of
Bluffton college will speak on “The
invited to at
either of our
You are cordially
tend the services at
churches. A friendly
come awaits you at all times.
(So. Jackson near Kibler)
Merlyn D. Egle, Pastor
6:30 P. M. Fellowship picnic
8:00 P. M. Praise ,prayer and Bi
9:00 P. M. Orchestra rehearsal.
9:30 A. M. Sunday School.
10:30 A. M. Morning worship.
Sermon: “The Cost of a Revival
P. M. Christian Workers’
P. M. Jr. Group meeting.
P. M. Evening service.
Sermon: “The Silent Partner.”
Those who love God are always
Robert R. Welch, Minister
8:00 Prayer meeting.
8:00 P. M. Young People’s prayer
and study meeting in basement.
9:30 Sunday School.
10:30 Morning worship.
7:00 Youth Fellowship in basement.
7:00 Gospel Light service upstairs.
7:30 Evening sendee.
Everyone is welcome!
EVANGELICAL AND REFORMED
V. C. Oppermann, Minister
9:30 A. M. Church School.
10:45 A. M. Morning worship.
The Dorcas Circle meets on Wed
nesday evening of this week at the
home of Mrs. Clara Long at 8:00.
All members are cordially invited.
The Consistory will meet on Thurs
day evening, August 10th at 8:30
9:30 A. M. Morning Worship.
10:30 A. M. Church School.
The Choir will not meet for
hearsal until further notice.
The Ladies Aid will meet on Thurs
day evening of this week at 8:00
o’clock at the home of Mrs. Caroline
Matter. All ladies are cordially in
vited to attend.
The Consistory of the church will
meet on Friday evening of this week
instead of Thursday evening. Kindly
The Gertrude Hoy Missionary
Circle will meet on Monday evening,
August 7, at 8:00 o’clock at the
church. All members are cordially
invited to attend.
The Girl’s Guild will meet on Tues
day evening, August 8, at 7:30 at the
home of Jane and Sue Risser. Shirley
Derringer, leader. All girls are in
vited to attend.
ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
Cor. of Elm and Lawn Ave.
Rev. Clarence Yeager, Pastor
Mail Address: St. Rita’s Hospital
Sunday Masses: 9:00 A. M.
Holy Days: 8:15 A. M.
THE FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH
A. J. Beachy, Pastor
Otto Holtkamp, Organist
9:30 Church School. We
classes for all age groups.
10:30 Worship sendee. Sermon,
“The Quality Of Mercy.”
7:00 Junior Choir rehearsal.
8:00 Senior Choir rehearsal.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON. OHIO
(Two miles west of Bluffton)
Howard T. Landes, Pastor
8:00 P. M. Women’s Missionary
Society will have their monthly
8:00 P. M. Prayer and Bible study.
Bible lesson by Miss Verna Kiefer.
9:00 P. M. Rehearsal of Mixed
9:30 Sunday School, Francis Nis
10:30 Morning worship.
7:30 P. M. Joint Missionary serv
ice. Miss Norma L. Jones will speak
and show slides of her work in
8:10 P. M. Evening service to be
Rev. V. J. Monk, Pastor
9:30 Sunday School. Harold Beals,
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY
Sunday services at 10:30 A. M.
Testimonial meeting at 7:30 Wed
The reading room at the church is
open every Wednesday from 7:00 to
7:30 P. M. The public is invited to
all services and to visit the reading
This society is a branch of The
Mother Church, the First Church of
Funeral Here For
Funeral services for William
Harkness, 78, of Mt. Cory, were
held in the Basinger funeral home,
Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Angerer
of Rawson officiated and burial was
in the Clymer cemetery.
Mr. Harkness died in Bluffton
hospital Sunday afternoon following
three months illness. He was hos
pitalized for a week previous to his
death. He was the father of Clay
ton Harkness of Bluffton.
Born, February 18, 1872, in Eagle
township, Hancock county, he was
the son of Garret and Mary (John
son) Harkness. He was married
February 3, 1900 to Ada May Vick
ers who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters
Mrs. J. Sherman Linhart of Mc
Comb and Mrs. Otis Watkins of
Findlay brother Allen Harkness of
i Findlay and sister, Mrs. Burlin
Routson of McComb.
Lake of Fire
Lake Waccamaw, a placid resort
in southeastern North Carolina, is
believed to be of fire origin. Recent
dredging operations have turned up
charred tree trunks, leading many
to believe the saucer-shaped lake
was created when a huge fire, five
miles by seven, burned out the
By Elmo Scott Watson
VUHEN Lee Christmas was engi
neer for the Yazoo & Missis
sippi railroad, he got into a scrape
and was sent to jail. His fellow
trainmen dynamited the building
and got him out. That’s how his
adventurous life happened, literally,
to start with a bang!
Then he went to Guatemala and
got into another fracas. No dyna
miting was necessary this time,
however, as he shot the officer
and several members of the group
that were sent to arrest him. Then
the entire army was called upon to
Running through side streets, he
saw the rear door of an unguarded
armory open, ran in and barricaded
himself. He found more than a thou
sand rifles, plenty of ammunition
and many loopholes. He went
around the building for a day and a
half, firing as fast as he could from
one hole after the other. Not only
did he give the impression that he
was more than one man, but he
actually killed about 80 soldiers.
He didn’t come out until, of all
things, they offered him not only his
liberty but a commission in the
He won 36 big battles in Central
America and even went so far as
to start a revolution of his own in
Honduras—and won it. Later he
succeeded in getting into the United
States army intelligence service
with an assignment to Central
America. In 1923 he died peace
fully in a hospital in New Orleans.
Western Newspaper Union.
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Funeral For Mrs.
Funeral services for Mrs. Seth
Basinger, 78, of Riley township were
held in the Basinger funeral home
Saturday afternoon. Rev. John
Steiner officiated and interment was
in the Reformed Mennonite ceme
tery northwest of Bluffton.
Mrs. Basinger died of a heart at
tack at her home Thursday after
noon at 1 o’clock following three
years of failing health. Her hus
band is a patient in Bluffton hos
pital with a fractured hip as the
result of a fall while building a roof
at their farm home two weeks pre
A daughter of Christian and Eliz
abeth (Schmutz) Davis, she was
born two miles west of Pandora,
May 28, 1872. She was married on
March 16, 1905.
Besides her husband she is sur
vived by two daughters Mrs. Eulah
Moser, Pandora, and Mrs. Cletus
Steiner, Bluffton, and a son, Clyde,
at home. There are two grand
children and a great-grandchild.
Also surviving are three sisters:
Mrs. Ida Schutz, Greenwood, Wis.
Mrs. Elizabeth Core, Col. Grove and
Mrs. iMnnie Basinger, Lima.
More People Fishing
Some Forget License
Fishing license sales in Ohio at
the end of June were running behind
last year’s all-time high sales by
about 45,000, but the total for the
year is expected to be about the
same as last year.
Fishei-men last year bought around
882,000 resident, 21,000 temporary
non-resident and 12,000 annual non
resident licenses. These fishermen,
together with those under 18 years
of age and those who fish on their
own lands and not required to buy a
license, make up an estimated total
of around a million and a quarter
Field mdh of the wildlife division
report that the number of people
fishing appears to be greater than
last year and that there has been a
considerable increase in the number
of persons arrested for fishing with
out licenses. Some game protectors
claim that this increase in no-license
violations could be the result of re
pealing of the fishing license badge
law, doing away with the require
ment that fishermen display the li
cense in a badge holder on an outer
Mothers find stainless steel safe
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Dr. Creme To Give
State Fair Sermon
Sunday Morning church services
at the Centennial Ohio State Fair in
Columbus August 26 to September
will be conducted by Dr. George
The nationally famous psychol
ogist will deliver a sermon at 10:30
a.m., August 27 in the Fairgrounds
Dr. Crane’s “Worry Clinic” col
umn appears in 13 Ohio daily news
papers. His “Horse Sense Column”
in five others while three Ohio radio
stations air his “Psychological Clinic
of the Air” radio show.
On Sundays, Dr. Crane teaches
the adult Bible class at the Chicago
Temple. He holds five degrees, in
cluding Doctor of Philosophy and
Doctor of Medicine and has written
a book, “Psychology Applied”.
His newspaper columns appear in
newspapers that reach 20,000,000
HE5 GETTING READY FOR ARMED
OHIO STATE FAIR
COtmuS-AUG: 26 throuqh SepT 1
Last Rites For
Mrs. Della Sweet
Funeral services for Mrs. Della
Sweet, 80, were held in the Ba
singer funeral home, Tuesday after
noon with Rev. O. Merrill Boggs of
the Church of Christ officiating. In
terment was in the Clymer ceme
Mrs. Sweet died at her home on
Washington street, Saturday after
noon following a three months’ ill
ness. She was a pioneer resident of
this place and a member of the
Bluffton Church of Christ.
Born in Hancock county, May 10,
1870, she was a daughter of Wil
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THURSDAY. AUGUST 3. 1950
liam and Elizabeth (Clymer) Stray
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Allie
Davis of iMami, Florida, and broth
er, Boyd Strayer of Newport,
AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY
Janus L. Gratz, of Bluffton, is
one of 6,081 students enrolled for
the summer session at Indiana
university. Gratz was a senior at
Bluffton college, graduating last
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