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Hie public is invited to attend the
Archery Demonstration to be given
at the Legion Hall, Tuesday night,
April 13, at 8:00 o’clock. The event
is directed by Bob Wilson, president of
the Lima Archery Club. Accompany
ing Wilson for the demonstration will
be 16 Lima Archers. Archery en
thusiasts from Bluffton and neighbor
ing localities are invited to attend the
demonstration. Immediately follow
the demonstration in another room of
the Town Hall Buliding an instruction
and demonstration period will be held.
If sufficient interest is shown at
the meeting the Sportsmen’s Club will
assist in the formation of an Archery
Club and the development of teams.
Plans are being considered to con
vert the large third floor recreation
room of the Town Hall into a prac
tice room for the newly formed club.
An indoor Archery range will be con
ducted for this purpose.
During the evening motion pictures
in color on Big Game Hunting in Af
rica with Cameras will be shown.
Films on Snow Partridge and other
hunting and fishing films are also
scheduled for the evening.
A special invitation has been ex
tended to the women of the commun
ity as well as the men to attend the
demonstration. Admission to the pro
gram is free.
A fish fry will be held the same
evening and fresh fillets of Lake Erie
Pickerel will be served. Tickets are
on sale by Directors of the club and
Todd’s grocery at 20 cents each.
Cooperation of the public is asked
in purchasing their tickets ahead of
time so that a sufficient quantity of
food can be prepared.
Complying with the request of the
department to give statistics on the
disposition of fees received from the
sale of hunting and fishing licenses by
the club thru its agents last year,
the following report was sent in by
Gail Mumma, License Sales Director.
Assistance on tabulation of figures
for the report was given by Dallas
Berry, Club Treasurer.
The report of licenses issued—556
hunting 341 fishing.
Amount of fees retained— $11.20
hunting $34.10 fishing.
Total fees for year 1942—$145.00.
Balance of fees carried over from
year 1941—none.
Fees were used by the club for the
Paul E. Whitmer, Agent
245 W. Grove St.—Phone 350-W
Bluffton, Ohio
Every Load Insured
Bluffton, Ohio
There's No Shortage of
By Paul Sauder
Birds Eye Frosted Foods
Delicious, country-fresh, ready for your table
Each Package contains four average servings
Corn ..............................................................23c
Peas-Carrots ............................................... 25c
Mixed Vegetables ....................................... 27c
Green Beans ............................................... 23c
Squash ..........................................................20c
Spinach ......................................................... 25c
Peas ..............................................................27c
Lima Beans ..................................................29c
Strawberries (16 oz.) sliced & sweetened 33c
Cherries ....................................................... 27c
Mixed Fruit...................................................31c
Peaches ..........................................................27c
following purposes:
Purchase of 60 rabbits and 27
squirrels for release at a cost of
Purchase of 1800 blue gills for dis
tribution in stone quarries in the cor
poration at $108.40.
Fees expended for other conserva
tion purposes:
Feed purchased for rearing approx
imately 150 pheasant chicks and the
maintaining of four squirred and bird
feeds at College game reserve totaled
Cost of materials for building the
squirrel dens and feeds totaled $3.15.
The total amount expended for the
above conservation purposes $227.41.
Donald Rupright of Ney, Ohio,
started off the fishing season in the
Buckeye quarry last Sunday by snag
ging a nice 15 inch bass. Minnows
were used as bait. Don has long
been regarded by many of his local
friends as being a lucky fisherman.
There is no doubt that his ability to
catch fish is far above that of the
average fisherman for his consistant
success in landing the big ones shows
he has mastered the technique of
quarry fishing.
Don, a club member for years, still
likes to fish his old stampin’ grounds,
and plans to pay his old home town
additional visits this year.
The Water Works quarry produced
a 131-2 inch crappie last Friday. Neil
Duffman caught the fish on a buck
tail spinner. The three quarries with
in the corporation have been stocked
with a considerable number of these
fish during the past two years. The
fish obtained thru the efforts of the
club are supplying real sport for the
local anglers.
Thumbing thru the Sears catalogue
brings to light the interesting fact of
this large mail order house is now' al
so selling pheasant chicks for restock
ing purposes.
Albert Garmatter, chairman of the
Raccoon Management committee says
that another female coon has been
purchased and released by Kenneth
Diller and Walter Garmatter. The 2
year-old animal was released in the
Will Lugibill woods.
Final plans for the planting of the
Units of Trees ordered thru the club
from the Conservation Department
are being made and a committee
meeting will be held Tuesday evening
of next week at the home of Gene
The following persons have arrang
ed for a unit of 167 trees under the
plans of the department.
Our line of meats is more complete this week—
Fresh Sausage, Pork Chops, Etc.
A. C. Burcky Vernon Yoakam Eli
Schumacher Roy Clements (two un
its) Kenneth Chideser E. G. Ben
roth (unit for Campus Game refuge)
O. W. Greiner and Denver Zimmerly..
The committee headed by Wilford
Geiger as chairman consists of Harry
Barnes, Miss M’Della Moon, Karl
Gable and John Schmidt.
Geiger states that some recent ar
rangements with Robert Winchell,
conservation official of Wapakoneta,
has enabled the High School to ob
tain for planting along Riley Creek
bordering Harmon Field and the city
tennis courts 700 trees for erosion
All the trees ordered thru the club
are expected to arrive a day or two
prior to Arbor Day, April 16.
Basinger Bros. Meat Market
This ’n that from the editor—Last
Ration Pts.
week in this column appeared a sub
mitted story on Haw’k hunting, which
maintained the average sportsman’s
idea that all hawks are bad. It is
quite natural that many of us might
jump at conclusions rather than study
the facts first. I do not agree, how
ever, that all Hawks are beneficial.
Eminent bird men conclude that there
are but three hawks which deserve de
struction: the Sharp-shinned, the
Cooper’s Hawk and the Goshawk.
It is my opinion that generally the
hawks are not as guilty of the crimes
charged to them as what some hunt
ers lead us to believe. The Ruff leg,
the Redtail and Swainson hawks were
mentioned in last week’s column as
thought to be quite destructive to
game. Your editor knows little hawk
lore himself, but let us see what T.
Gilbert Pearson, president of the Na
tional Association of Audobon socie
ties and Editor-in-Chief of “Birds of
America” has to say on these species.
“The diet of the Red-tailed hawk
consists fully of 66 per cent injurious
mammals, and not more than 7 per
cent consists of poultry and game
captured by it is probably aged or
crippled game which is a point to
ward and not against this species.
“Compared with the majority of
our Hawks it is gentle and unsuspic
ious in disposition, living in perfect
harmony with its smaller neighbors.
It is no unusual sight to see other
birds nesting in the same tree and
Preservation and conservation of
the outdoors for the boys in the
service who return when the war is
over was an important consideration
at the 21st annual convention of the
Isaac Walton League held at Chi
cago last week end and attended by
Paul Sauder, outdoor writer for the
Bluffton News and student at Bluff
ton college.
The Outdoor Writers of America
were guests of the League during
the convention. The OWAA writers
banquet held Tuesday evening fea
tured an interesting talk by Glenn
L. Martin of Baltimore, Md., sports
man and airplane manufacturer.
Martin states that his company
has conducted an investigation con
cerning absenteeism in the plant and
that men cannot work seven days a
week and put’out the utmost in pro
duction. He implied that the great
est production was attained on a six
day a week basis and that he firmly
believed that the men needed the
seventh days to enjoy themselves in
the great out-of-doors.
Dave Newell, of New’ York, famous
big game hunter and editor of “Field
& Stream”, entertained the group by
a Florida fishing picture, after
which Tom Main of Ducks Unlimited
talked on the increase and conditions
of waterfowl in the United States
and Canada, stating that there has
been a two hundred per cent in
crease since Ducks Unlimited has
w’ent into action.
Pvt. Donald Longworth of Camp
Perry and Miss Betty Kenchet of
Bowling Green were w’eek end guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Long
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Runkle of De
troit, Mich., were week end guests of
his mother, Mrs. M. L. Crist.
L. R. Forsyth, who has been on
the sick list is not much improved
at this time.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cameron and
family of Lima w’ere Sunday after
noon callers of Mrs. Jennie Camer
Mr. and Mrs. Fay Wakefield of
Findlay were Sunday dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Peterson and
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Otto spent
Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Brickman of McComb.
Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Little and
son David of Bluffton, Mr. and Mrs.
under onto Slues
As told by Conservation Division
Fish Will Fill Gap In Nation’s
Diet Caused By Meat Shortage
&Olr 1
700,000 TREES HAVE
•"fut MONTH OF
April will be
the Arkansas Kingbird goes even
farther than this, some times construc
ting its home under the nest of the
Red-tailed hawk, or in the side of it.
“Of the value to man of the two
following species,” Dr, A. K. Fisher
says: “The Rough-legged hawk and
the Ferruginous Roughleg or squir
rel Hawk, (as it is sometimes called
on account of its fondness for ground
squirrels, so destructive in the west),
are among our largest and most bene
ficial hawks.”
It is my belief that the thirteen
striped ground squirrel which is
found frequently in this section of the
country would cause more damage by
eating all types of bird eggs than
would the hawks in killing a few now
and then.
Dr. Leopold, of the University of
Wisconsin, conservation consultant for
the Isaac Walton League, states in
his recent publication entitled: “Game
Management” that in the South cot
ton rats acting likewise became num
erous enough to threaten extinction
of the game birds of that area, how
ever, the hawk took up the fight and
the birds were saved. What would
happen, just from the standpoint of
the game birds, if we destroy the nat
ural enemy of the thirteen striped
squirrel here in Ohio? You know the
Comments for or against any of
the items appearing in this column or
any suggestions will be greatly ap
preciated by the editor.
Congressman Karl E. Mundt, spoke
at the Waltonian banquet on the
problems of conservation and the
activities of the League during this
Captain C. F. Culler, veteran fish
culturist of the Fish & Wildlife
Service stated that, “On the home
front fish are becoming more and
more prominent in the diet of civil
ian population. Fresh and frozen
fish are not rationed w’hereas meat
“Therefore with fish being the
most direct substitute for meat which
is going to be scarce and still more
scarce, we must meet the situation
by utilization of these products close
at hand in attempt to breach the
wide gap of commercial scarcity.
Throughout the midw’estern states
there is available a crop of about
25 million pounds of so-called rough
fish, about four-fifths of which are
carp. The catching of these carp
w’ill serve two purposes: First, it
will add materially to relieve our na
tional food shortage, and second, im
prove our lakes and streams for bet
ter game fishing in years to come”,
Culler continued.
Seth Gordon, Executive Director,
Pennsylvania Game Commission, dis
closed today w’ild game taken by the
nation’s sportsmen aggregated more
than one-quarter billion pounds, or
enough to provide 700,000 soldiers
with one pound daily for a whole
Gordon Little and family of Napol
eon and Sebastian Royal of New
Bavaria were Sunday dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Little. After
noon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Rich
ard Pope and family of Lima.
Ned Hugus of Findlay College
was a Sunday caller of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. James Hugus.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Neighs
wander and daughter Wilma and
Mrs. L. R. Forsyth spent Sunday at
Sycamore visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Schryer and family who have
been sick with the flu.
Hints When Ordering Parts
In ordering repair parts for farm
machines, include the make and
model or year of the implement,
the name or description of the part,
and the part number.
Shines Through Fog
A brilliant red arc light that
makes use of the rare atmospheric
gas neon, and that can shine through
thick fog, has been invented.
Remember the great American
slogan of yesterday “When do we
eat?” now it’s just .“Do we
eat?” and if you don’t think so
you didn’t see the jam at the meat
markets here last Saturday not
only from Bluffton, but buyers from
Lima and Findlay as well as flag
stops in between lined the counters
and emptied the coolers of both
shops around 9 o’clock Saturday
night and the boys locked the
doors and called it a day saw
Otto Bigler going home before 11
p. m.—something new for Saturday
Sam Stepleton says there’s
plenty of fish to be caught around
Bluffton, so no need to worry about
shortage of steaks and laundry
service here is another war casualty
—being operated on an if and when
basis and if you don’t like it that
way you can do your own and
Charlie Kauffman closes up the
Texaco with “many thanks to my
few friends” and with meat ra
tioning looks like curtains for that
great American institution of en
tertaining at Sunday dinner—unless
you’re lucky enough to have farmer
friends and now there’s talk of
egg rationing ... if and when that
comes wonder whether black market
eggs would be condemned as having
been laid under unsanitary condi
tions and folks scratching
around in their gardens and
farmers starting oats sowing.
And now it takes a rationbook as
well as a pocketbook to rate a pound
of steak—that is, unless you’re lucky
enough to be a farmer and butcher
your own, or you have a frozen food
locker. Times have changed since
last Thanksgiving when the public
was assured there was food in
abundance. Either that was wrong
or the current food situation is not
as bad as it appears.
Deputy Sheriff Thomas Gallagher
found himself in the role of a mod
ern Solomon when he was called to
a South Main street address last
Friday night by an irate husband
who complained that his wife would
n’t give him his clothing. “When
he gives me my ration book I’ll give
him his clothes”, countered the wife.
Not being a modern Solomon quali
fied to decide family differences,
Deputy Gallagher returned to Lima
without another word.
Comes a letter from Dr. Harvey
L. Eby of Los Angeles, Calif., for
merly- Bluffton high school principal
during the superintendency of B. F.
Biery. Dr. Eby, an instructor in the
University of California for the
past twenty-four years writes:
“I have been on your subscription
roll for over 40 years and I find
the News a must on my list of
papers. Among other things in it
that I enjoy is the column Mainly
Personal. It is well done, distinc
tive, warm and genuinely personal.
The News is truly a high class com
munity paper.” Thanks for the
Members of the Bluffton college
Booster banquet committee were
highly pleased this week when Paul
Detwiler, chairman, received a let
ter from Gov. John W. Bricker,
wishing them well in the banquet to
be held Friday night. Early indi
cations are that a record number of
tickets will be sold here. Already
there have been nearly 300 tickets
sold. Last year there were 301
tickets sold for the banquet.
If runs at the meat markets were
noticeable in Bluffton on Saturday
night, you should have seen the
mobs at the Chicago meat markets
on that evening, Paul Schumacher,
tells us. Actually the demands for
meat became so violent that the cops
were called in to keep order. Paul
says that he overheard a customer
angrily exclaim that this is the
biggest meat center in the country
and you can’t even get a roast.
Congratulations to the Hankish
Fruit store for the splendid patriotic
gesture in posting the pictures of
Bluffton boys in the service. Other
pictures are coming in and the store
will gladly start another poster, it
was indicated this week.
Corp. Donald- Luginbuhl, located at
Camp Polk, La., had the thrilling
experience of riding and talking with
Major General Grimes, commanding
officer of the 8th armored division.
While he and his buddy were waiting
for a bus a staff car drove up and
the boys gave a snappy salute and
who should it be but General Grimes
who asked the boys to ride to the
next camp with him. He asked the
boys how they liked the army and
the camp. The boys are still talking
about it.
Bill Edwards, a recent numismatic
protege, is really going to town with
his coin collection. Having been in
terested in numismatics for less than
a year, Bill already has one of the
largest and best collections in this
vicinity. His collection is varied in
scope and comprises almost every
kind of United States coinage from
colonial times up to the present day
His collection features a large dis
play- of United States commemora
tive half dollars in uncirculated con
dition. This display with other coins
will be one of the features of the
National Coin week display at the
Basinger Furniture store window
during the week of April 11 to 17.
Bill is a member of the American
Numismatic association.
Overheard at David Risser’s sand
wich shop—“You know, the president
has ordered all ships into port.”
David informed the customer that he
had first hand information that the
president was about to freeze the
The Sunday meat shortage solved
itself at the Albert Benroth home on
North Main street after a large
rooster being fattened for a birth
day dinner decided to see the rest of
the world. Dutch located the miss
ing bird and after chasing the
rooster around the block felled it
with a rifle shot in the head. Dutch
says he couldn’t afford to take any
more chances on its getting away.
Anyway- a chicken in the pan is
worth two on the loose.
Girls in the home economics
classes at Bluffton High school are
taking work in the industrial arts
department, learning how to use
wood working tools. Haydn Steiner,
the instructor, tells us that the girls
are doing a good job.
Grandpa Heighway northeast of
town received a card from his step
grandson Charles Smiley of Tiffin
now in training at Lambert Field,
Roberston, Mo., the first of the
week. Not much to tell, only- busy
getting ready for the. Japs.
Good news for those folks who
have been wanting to buy the stirrup
pump on display in the News win
dow. The pump on exhibit is one
of more than a hundred loaned to
the town by the Office of Civilian
Defense for putting out fires and is
not for sale.
However, now comes word that
stirrup pumps may be sold to the
public, according to National OCD
Director James M. Landis. Retail
store prices may not exceed $3.80
and in most places will be substan
tially less, the announcement stated.
The pumps, primarily intended for
fighting fire bombs and fires caused
by them are not recommended for
spraying insecticides or for other
such uses that might impair their
effectiveness in an emergency.
A few wartime hints—Food in
frozen food lockers is not covered
by rationing restrictions as 90 per
cent of these lockers are rented by
farmers who kill their own animals
for home consumption, OPA has
stated approximately 75 per
cent of all rationed farm machinery
has now been freed for distribution
about 150,000 pressure cookers
will be produced for this year’s can
ning season this is twice as many
as w-ere made last year stove
pipe will be obtainable only in limit
ed quantities next w-inter oil
rationed householders should pre
serve the identity stub of their
heating ration. The stub is the re­
There’s a FRIEDMAN
SHELBY Work Shoe
for Every Work Shoe
maining part of the coupon sheet
after coupons have been removed
and contains code number and other
information. It will be required by
the local board when next winter’s
oil ration is distributed.
A plain spoken farmer friend of
ours says the present food situation
is because the farmer has been
hobbled by- robbery of his labor, con
fused by regulations, penalties and
questionnaires and annoyed by so
called “agents” who would go broke
in a year trying to farm for them
selves. The farmer doesn’t w-ant
sympathy any more than he w-ants
blueprints, theories or directives.
Give the farmer back his labor,
throw the blueprints and directives
into the wastebasket and tell the
farmer to go to it and Washington
will enjoy- the surprise of its life.
It’s really as simple as that, he said.
St. Sgt. Francis Badertscher, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Badertscher of
Bluffton, Ind., former residents here
has recently been transferred from
Ft. Bragg to Camp Mackall, N. C.»
where he is in training with the glid
er infantry. He is a grandson of
Mrs. Levi Hauenstein and Mr. and
Mrs. John Badertscher of Law-n Ave.
Harry Mericle is one man who is
thoroughly convinced of southern hos
pitality. When he and Mrs. Mericle
visited their son, Staff Sgt. Gene Mer
icle at Camp Claiborne, La., last week,
they finally found a room after only
the greatest difficulty. The lady of
the house gave them free reign, gave
them a breakfast and refused to take
any money- for the room or meals.
Harry- said he insisted on paying and
the lady insisted that he shouldn’t.
He finally had to throw several dol
lars to the children and told them
to buy- something for themselves.
Everyone seems to go out of their
way to be kind and nice to you down
One of the many and varied duties
that the Bluffton town marshal has
to do is to supply water to Nickel
Plate engines whenever the call comes
w-hich is three or four time each week.
The locomotive parks on the siding
near the hydrant on Railroad street
and Lee connects the four inch hose
to the tank in the tender and puts in
10,000 gallons at a clip. Some of the
bigger engines have a 20,000 gallon
capacity but the average takes only a
10,000 gallon drink.
It’s a small w-orld. 2nd Lt. Bob
West, located at New- Orleans, La.,
rooms near a former Findlay resident,
Capt. Burl. Conversation brouvht out
the fact that the two officers have
many mutual friends in and around
Bluffton and Findlay.
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