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THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 1943
Three State-wide projects of the Ohio Division of Conservation at tracting much attention in all parts of Ohio, among sportsmen, farmers and conservationists, are the “Co operative Wildlife Habitat Project”, “Co-operative Farm Pond Develop ment”, and the “Ohio Wildlife and Food Cover Planting” programs. These projects, which will be finan ced under the Pittman-Robertson program, call for an aggregate ap propriation of $74,000 by the Ohio Conservation and Natural Resources Commission. All three projects are now under way, according to Conser vation Commissioner Don Waters. Under the wildlife habitat pro gram, areas averaging from 20 to 30 acres are leased as refuges, with the stipulation that the remainder of the farm must be opened to hunt ing, by permit, on a “first come, first served” basis. The farm pond program is one which is certain to be of interest to landowners throughout the state. The wildlife food and cover plant ing program is an extension of the unit tree planting program which has proved so popular and of so much value in Ohio. The Bluffton Sportsmen’s club is interested in promoting these pro jects in the Bluffton area. All per sons interested are invited to con sult with the directors of the club who will assist them in an investi gation and development of any of the projects. Cal Steiner, local poultry buyer, has his problems these days. The other day Grover Hummons from Findlay stopped at Cal’s house to pick up a load of poultry. An old guinea rooster seeing an opportun ity to escape, flew out of a cage and perched on top of the Triplett com pany barn at the rear of the Bad ertscher property. After repeated attempts to get the bird to fly by throwing clods and snowballs, the guinea finally took off and perched on an electric light line high in the air. Rocking up and down the FARM BUREAU INSURANCE Auto—Fire—Life—Liability Paul E. Whitmer, Agent 245 W. Grove St.—Phone 350-W Bluffton, Ohio One-third of your life is spent in bed WITH THE SPORTSMEN’S CLUB By Paul Sauder that’s why it’s important when you buy a mattress! guinea finally came to a.balance and looked down triumphantly at Grover and the rest of the disgusted men. The last thing w*e heard, Hummon was endeavoring to cajole the guard at the Triplett plant to shoot the critter and thus teach the rest of the cooped birds a lesson! The creeks and quarries are froz en solid these days, yet there is one haven of rest and refuge for the migratory birds still flying south from northern lake areas. Our Na tional quarry very seldom, if ever, freezes over during the winter months. This is due to the fact that the generating plant of the Central Ohio Light and Power company con stantly sends a stream of hot water into this reservoir which is used as a cooling system in the process of producing electric power. Ducks of many species were observed this fall during migration season resting and feeding on the body of water. Last Thursday a pair of diving ducks were observed floating on the sur face and on Sunday four more were seen. Whether the ducks have been staying at the quarry since fall, or were resting in the migration flight can not be determined, but there is no doubt as to the value of the quarry as a stop over for migratory waterfowl. The club has now in possession a complete set of township maps sur rounding fhe Bluffton area. Floyd J. Moyer, club member from Mt. Cory, supplied the set of maps for club usage. In the near future the set will be posted in the club room where it will be a valuable aid this spring for the work of the Unit Tree Planting Committee headed by Wil ford Geiger. Moyer states also that the P. W. Ewing farm (known as the old Brundige place) houses a flock of at least 60 pheasants. A good proportion of the flock are ringnecks Moyer says and can be seen nearly every time one passes by that way. The club sometimes gets members in very unique ways. Occasionally you hear of people losing their shirts, often in the old sport of “galloping dominos”! But here is an instance that really takes the prize, for the club gained a new member as a result of nearly losing THESE EDGES KEEP THEIR SHAPE 5 and remember— you can’t go wrong if you buy a SIMMONS MATTRESS—edges keep their shape—because Simmons is better made thruout. We can still supply mattresses for all standard size beds. Avoid disappointment by buying now— while our stock is complete. PRICES RANGE $9.98 to $39.50 Basinger’s Furniture Store his trousers! Seems as though Bob Benroth was operating the folding machine at the News plant and asked Guy Scoles to help him remove the sheets as Bob sent them through the machine. Scoles obligingly complied with the reqpest and while bending over the folder the knee of his trousers caught in some uncovered gears. Scoles let out a war whoop and yelled for Bob to shut ’er off. The machine was stopped in a hurry, but slightly late, for the knee portion of Guy’s pants was neatly removed— the job could not have been done better by a disgruntled bull-dog! Scoles’ anatomy was unscathed—but for awhile it looked as though he was going down for all ten counts! Well, to sum it up, Bob wanted to compensate Guy for the loss ,but Scoles, being a real sportsman at heart, at the urgent insistance of sportsman Bob, decided to make up for the loss by permitting Bob to purchase for him a membership in the Sportsmen’s club. Folks, if you enjoy out-door sports like hunting, fishing, tramping thru the fields and woods, and if you en joy the fellowship of an enthusiastic bunch of real honest-to-goodness sportsmen and women, and if you like to raise and feed birds, to plant trees, and build lakes, and observe a myriad of other wild things,, and movies on wild life—then do not waste any more of your time! Join your Sportsmen’s club now! We are looking for folks like you—so why not plan to attend the meetings and have a good time with the rest of us. We will be glad to have you. Your dollar investment will bring a thousand pleasant memories—think it over, will you? Meeting night is the second Tuesday of every month. Club member C. S. Smith, the Farm Bureau manager, had the trigger itch the other evening, but no gun! While driving his route near the Ebenezer church he came upon a raccoon wandering down the road. These animals do their for aging for food at night and this fat old fellow was evidently out looking for his supper! Coon at present will sell in the neighborhood of $3.00 per pelt, and can be taken only from 7:00 P. M. to 7:00 A. M. Coon sea son closes Jan. 15th, so in these cool evenings the musical baying of the coon hounds gives evidence of the activity in this sport as the season comes nearer to a close. Clair Fett has been a club mem ber for years, but it took Silas Diller, club vice president, to re-awaken Clair’s interest in wild life. Sunday Si invited Clair to go along over to the campus game reserve to help dis tribute some dry loaves of bread for wild life feed. Clair really was sur prised at the size and number of fox squirrels and gray squirrels living in the refuge and commented on the fact that he lived opposite the re fuge all this time and Sunday was the first time he had occasion to pay the place a visit. It really is worth anyone’s time to walk thru the re fuge and notice the abundance of wild life now making their homes in this safety zone. Years ago, when Frank Cunning ham lived in Indiana, he saw a sight that will always be remembered. Frank was strolling thru a small woods when suddenly he noticed a great number of fox squirrels moving through the woods, all in the same direction. Following the squirrels he discovered they all headed tow ard a farm house where a farmer was calling the hogs. The squirrels scrambled right up to the farmer and had not the least fear of him, and as the farmer tossed corn to the hogs the squirrels fed right with them. The farmer allowed no hunt ing and the squirrels over a period of years had become very tame. Ac cording to Frank there w’ere several dozen squirrels feeding there before him and the farmer said there were many more in the vicinity that w’ere equally as tame! Amos Klingler, club member, be lieves in feeding the game during the winter season. The other day he got a shock of corn and dis tributed it through an 11 acre woods at the farm. Klingler says the squirrels in the woods really go for LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE HAULING Every Load Insured STAGER BROS. Bluffton. Ohio For Vigor and Health— include meat in your menu. Always ready to serve you. Bigler Bros. Fresh and Salt Meats THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON, OHIO the ear corn on the stalks and the fodder makes a good shelter into which the nibblings can fall. Small birds cannot eat the whole grains of corn, so the squirrels are a big aid for bird life, as the squirrel eats only the heart out of each kernel, leaving the yellow jacket chewed in small bits for the birds. Donald Stratton decided to clean out his pocket book the other day at Dave Risser’s restaurant and was he surprised at the results. Not only did he have a large collection of out dated cards and papers, but he also discovered he had renewed his Sportsmen’s club membership on two different occasions during 1942! Don had two membership cards in his pocket to prove it! Yes folks, if every sportsman had been as kind hearted as Don last year the club would have boasted 600 members in stead of the 300 tallied on the books! (P. S.: Don is still wondering how he ever became so absent minded as to make such an error). Mt Cory School Notes Chapel was in charge of Mr. Sim kins, Tuesday. The following pro gram was given: Group song, “God Bless America Devotionals, Dotty Bowersox Short speeches, Wanda Montgomery of Ohio State University, Eloise Bowersox of Bliss Business College in Columbus, and Edith Stu ber of Bowling Green university Talk—“Panics.” County Agricultural Agent, Forest G. Hall. Graduates who visited the school during their Christmas vacation were: Richard Herman, Robert Haas, Wan da Montgomery, Eloise Bowersox, Edith Stuber and Bernita Holmes. George Bass has enrolled as a third grade pupil from the Leipsic school. Miss Olive Obee has obtained 300 county library books from the Findlay Public Library as additional reading material for the high school pupils. A $100 bond and a $25 bond were sold last Wednesday. $21.60 worth of stamps were also sold. hTere will be an intramural girl’s basket ball game played before the Liberty game scheduled to be played Friday. Beaverdam Harold Murfin of th U. S. Navy stationed at Rhode Island, was calling on friends the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Koogler were Wednesday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Jo Heffner and daughter near La fayette. Russell Downey entertained the members of the Epworth League of the Methodist chufch at his home on Thursday evening.. 1 Mr. and Mrs. Gross and family moved last week to Uniopolis. Mrs. Dora Roberts is moving into the property vacated by the Gross family. Mr. and Mrs. Pendleton Solomon are at Ada caring for James Phillips who is seriously ill. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Strayer and daughters of Kalida were last Sun day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. V. Stim. Mrs. Edwin Keiffer spent the past week with her husband at Camp Van Darn, Miss. Dr. and Mrs. Gail Miller, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Lutterbein, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Crawford of Lima were Mon day evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gail Arnold. Mr. and Mrs. David Odle of Wapa koneta are the new proprietors of the Shell gas station. •. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clark and family of Lima were last Sunday .eve visitors of Mr. and Mrs. John Clark and Ellen. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Arnold of La fayette w’ere Tuesday afternoon call ers of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Anold. The Women’s Society of Christian Service held an all day meeting on Thursday at the home of Mrs. Ed Cook. The ladies spent the day in sewing for the Red Cross. A covered dish lunch was served at the noon hour. Sgt. Joe McHenry of Camp Perry spent the week end with his mother, Mrs. Rose McHenry. Pvt’. Walter C. Beck and wife of Camp Dix, N. J. are spending the wee kwith the latter’s mother, Mrs. Mae Bailey. Ensign Lloyd F. Fowler was grad uated January 7 at Purdue university where he received intensive laboratory instruction in advancd Diesel engine theiry. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank the neighbors and friends for the kindness and sym pathy shown us in our recent sorrow. We also wish to thank Rev. Lahr, Rev. Burrichter and all those assisting in any way during the illness and loss of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. Samuel Kohler and Families. WE PAY FOR HORSES $2.00 COWS $1.00 (of size and condition) Call ALLEN COUNTY FERTILIZER 23221—LIMA, OHIO Reracae T«L Charge It- ivB«ch»«eb. In*- War Bond Promotional En deavor for January An nounced by Triplett Estimated That There are 2,000 Partly Filled Albums In Bluffton Urging every Bluffton resident to complete his war stamp books and trade them in for Series “E” war bonds, Norman Triplett, chairman of the Bluffton war bond committee, announced that the big promotional endeavor for the month of January would be to turn in the thousands of dollars worth of war stamps here into war bonds. Many people have started several stamp albums and do not get around to completing them or turning them in for war bonds. It is urged most strongly that these be filled and turned in during the month of Jan uary. Effects Most People The current drive reaches into the dime and quarter bracket and there fore effects nearly everyone—infants, school children, the housewife who has been buying stamps regularly and many other adults. Many people have received partly filled stamp albums for Christmas presents. One of the slogans con tained on one of the posters now’ showing in connection with the cam Bluffton people who borrow’ books from the public library here read on an average of one book per month, according to the report of Miss Ocie Anderson, librarian in charge. The total book circulation for 1942 shows that the library’s 2,571 bor rowers read 24,865 during the year, a slight decrease from the figure of 27,814 books read by 2,392 patrons in 1941. Bluffton Residents Urged To Complete War Stamp Albums And Trade For Bonds Reason for this decrease may be found in the increased activity of war time and direction of energies into other channels, Miss Anderson stated. This is in line with a na tional library trend, Miss Anderson pointed out. Library Patrons Read Average Of One Book Per Month, Report Shows During 1942 there were 187 new so Thanks to you, a most critical period in wartime bus transportation has been passed with flying colors, Just before Christmas, Greyhound asked you to “Give your Holiday trips to men in the service”. And you who have learned to depend upon Greyhound for travel responded wholeheartedly. Because you postponed such trips, thou sands of men and women in the armed forces were able to go home by bus for Holiday leaves and furloughs. They thank you for the precious hours spent with loved ones and Greyhound thanks you for cooperating so pa triotically. While helping men in uniform, you also made travel smoother and more con venient for war workers and others paign is: “A Half Filled Stamp Album is Like a Half Equipped Soldier.” Many Partly Filled It is estimated that in the country there are at least 100 millions partly filled stamp albums which could be filled at this time. On the same basis there should be around 2,000 partly filled stamp albums in Bluff ton. If everyone in the community made a special effort during Janu ary to have these filled Bluffton could make the highest record made yet. During the month of December the $14 per capita average was ex ceeded with a total per capita of 16.15. The $14 average purchased since the campaign started last Feb ruary has been exceeded here several times. Large Taxes Increased taxes coming during the year of 1943 should not cause any one to reduce his purchases of war bonds, it was most strongly urged this week by Chairman Triplett. The currently effective Victory Tax in this country, with from 40 to 50 per cent of the proceeds re fundable will net less than two per cent. Our English speaking broth ers-in-arms during the past year paid out roughly three times as large a proportion of their national income for national taxes as we did, Triplett said. Military expenditures are at a record high and everyone will need to make sacrifices if victory is to be achieved, Triplett said. borrowers registered at the library. The library now has 10,605 books on its shelves and many magazines and pamphlets, 802 new books hav ing been added by purchases and donations. During the past year there has been a marked increase in the cir culation of non-fiction books, Miss Anderson stated. Plans of the War Manpower Commission includes the organiza tion of committees to plan ways of recruiting local labor for what are termed “flash” harvests. Sometimes, weather conditions mature crops a few days early, but most harvests are a normal setjuence of planting and tending crops. THREE CHEERS EOR YOU from our men in uniform! rfrwffounts To you /ro/n (rrey^ou^ for postponing your trip until after the Holiday rush whose trips could not wait. It’s coopera tion like this that makes it possible for Greyhound and other bus lines to carry on the tremendous mass-transportation job so essential to winning the war. i Now that the Holiday rush is past. Greyhound will make every effort to see that the service you count on is available when you need it—and with all the comfort and convenience that war conditions will permit. We suggest, however, that you phone or call on your Greyhound agent well in advance of any trip. He can help you choose days and schedules that will be most convenient for you—and best for wartime travel. Pulling together this way, we’ll keep America’s highways at work tor Victory! PINE RESTAURANT 140 N. Main St. Phone 368-W BEYHOUND PAGE SEVEN Myers Heads Labor Committee Of House L. H. Myers, Allen county repre sentative in the state legislature, last week was named chairman of the house labor committee. Repre sentative Myers also serves on the elections, liquor control and public welfare committees. High water in the Ohio River Valley delayed war work in riverside factories but the Ohio Water Re sources Board says this may be com pensated to some extent by the re plenishment of the underground water supply needed by industries in other Ohio towns. Ohio feeding trials comparing the value of ground shelled corn with that of corn and cob meal indicated the ground shelled corn produced slightly more 4 per cent milk but there was no difference in mainten ance of body weight of the cows during the tests. Farmers interested in the repair of mowers and grain binders can get information from Ohio extension bulletin No. 87, Binder and Knotter Head Troubles, or from Farmers’ Bulletin No. 1754, Care and Repair of Mowers and Binders. The Ohio bulletin can be obtained from any county agricultural agent, and the federal bulletin will be sent to any one requesting it from the U. S. Dept, of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. Both are free. 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