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The fisherman of Bluffton w’ere all
set Tuesday night to stampede the
banks of local quarries and streams
in quest of wily bass. Regulations
state that bass season opened in the
northern zone Wednesday morning
June 16 at 12:01 A. M.
The plug casters had been patiently
waiting for the opener of this favor
ite sport and lines were checked,
reels oiled, ferules cleaned, agates re
paired and tackle repainted and
mended for the occasion.
Plug fisherman got a few hours
sleep before 12 midnight Tuesday
night in readiness for the opener.
The first night of bass season inva
riably keeps the bass “bug” up all
night, so a cat nap before the fish
ing session is a prequisite.
Spotted black bass, small, and
large mouth variety can be taken,
but fisherman must remember the
length is set at a minimum of 10 in
ches. The bag limit allows a total
of six bass for the day.
In stream fishing a good many
rock bass w’ill be taken throughout
the season. The minimum length of
this species is set at 5 inches, the
daily bag limit is 20. Total daily
bag limit for all species listed in the
Digest of Fishing Laws received when
you purchase your license, is set at 25
fish per day of all species. Only
two days catch, or an aggregate of
50 fish may be kept in possession.
Fish listed in the digest that can
be obtained locally and must be in
cluded in the aggregate bag limit
are large mouth, small mouth, rock
bass, crappie, sunfish, bluegill, cat
fish, and perch.
season on black
Both the southern and northern
zones are now open for bass fishing.
Open season in the southern counties
begins two weeks earlier than in the
northern zone.
Since midnight June 15 frogs and
turtles can again be taken legally.
There is no bag limit, legal length,
or possession limits. Frogs and
turtles may be sold during open sea
son. The open season runs from
June 16th to April 30th inclusive in
the northern zone.
Local fishing license sales have
taken a splurge upward as bass sea
son drewr nearer and all indications
are the 373 licenses sold by the club
dealers last year will be topped by a
considerable margin. Buy your
license from any of the following club
dealers: Gail Mumma Carl Mumma
Sam Stepleton Charley Dillman or
Don Forche at Beaverdam. All per
sons 18 or over must have a license.
The licenses are $.50 plus a $.10 fee
which is rebated to the club for re
stocking purposes.
Boats were repaired and made in
readiness for the opener of the bass
season. Si Diller already has his
craft on the waters of the Buckeye
quarry, and planned to be on hand
at the stroke of twelve. The boat
owned by Jack Berry and your editor
of this department sports a new’ coat
of paint and was all set to break the
waters at a launching prior to mid
The Buckeye has long been recog
nized as a superior quarry in regard
to bass fishing. Bass have been
taken from this quarry measuring 27
inches and weighing 7 pounds in past
There is no doubt concerning the
number of big ones remaining in the
quarry and it is expected the quarry
will be crowded nightly this week by
plug casters in an endeavor to snag
one of these lunkers.
With all the state owned lakes,
those under control of the division,
plus the lakes, ponds, and quarries
under public fishing agreements with
the division, ponds and quarries open
by fishing permission of the owners,
and many new streams opened to
fishing this year, the Ohio anglers will
have plenty of choice places to fish
“close to home”. Plenty of good
sport will be provided for the gas
rationed public for Ohio fisherman
will have the greatest acreage of
lakes and ponds for fishing in the
history of the Buckeye state, a total
of 70,152 acres. There is also opened
by the Division 1500 miles of stream
banks, including 140 streams dams in
64 counties an additional total of 3,
000 acres of fishing waters.
A word of caution to the live bait
fisherman—only 100 live wild minnows
and suckers up to including 6 inches
live Minnows than
60*F 4NP
•y^OT MEANS 50%
may be in possession at any time.
Cray fish may be taken in any number
for bait purposes.
Albert Garmatter states the club
has made another raccoon purchase.
The raccoon, a male, was purchased
from Donald Lamb. Columbus Grove.
Release of
the Peter
club is still
for restocking purchases,
formation that can be supplied in re
gards to purchase of these
will be greatly
club directors.
the animal was made by
and Mark Emmerick in
Badertscher woods. The
in the market for racccoon
Any in­
by the
planted by Mr. and
The tree unit
Mrs. Eli Schumacher and Bob Benroth
without doubt will take a prize when
the inspector from
Department comes
up each planting,
unit are carefully
spaced 7 feet apart. The plants and
shrubs are also each arranged seven
feet apart. The unit, planted in a
section of a field marked with a culti
vator so that the young red pine
trees and food bushes can be
vated right along with the corn crop,
makes an attractive picture as it
stands in the cultivated field. The
trees will serve as a windbreak in
later years and as a dividing
separating a truck patch from
corn field.
the Conservation
around to check
The trees in this
planted in rows
The unit furnished free by
state contains 124 red pine trees
42 food bushes and shrubs,
planting, a balanced unit,
reaching maturity provides food and
shelter for wild life.
The club has obtained a stuffed
Piedbill Grebe for display in the
meeting hall. The bird found on the
highway several weeks ago by Racine
Warren was mounted by J. O. Ba
singer, taxidermist at Jenera.
The movie, It’s Up to You,
rays and tells about the folly of wat
sting food, how to make use of avail
able foods, and what everyone can do
to increase the food supply. Groups
interested in these subjects which
will sponsor local showings of this
U.S. Dept, of Agriculture
movie should write the Food
bution Office, 68 E. Gay St.,
bus, for further information.
Chicken Dinner-Complete
Every Sunday beginning at 11:30 a. m.
3 miles south on Dixie highway
The Bluffton News presents
another in the series of import
ant but lesser known aspects of
Sou th A me rica.—Editor.
The Latin American countries sup
ply about 25f of new copper mined
in the world, and their exports are
now almost entirely turned to war
needs of the United States. Chile,
Mexico, Peru, Cuba and Bolivia are
the most important copper producing
republics, in the order named. Chile
in 1938 produced 79rl of the entire
Latin American output, and 18C of
the world figure.
Topography has played an import
ant part in delaying the development
of present-day mines in Latin Amer
ica, because of the long inaccessibil
ity of mining regions, and the lack
of transportation to smelters and
markets. For instance, the Cerro de
Paso mines of Peru, among the larg
paved highway.
cessible by an extension of the Oroya
railway, said to be the most costly
and difficult piece of railway in the
world there is also a highway con
necting with the coast of Lima and
Callao. When William Braden,
pioneer North American miner in
Chile, discovered
iente mine, he
drag machinery
Andes. Chile’s
quicamata, is 87 miles inland from
its power station at Tocopilla on the
west coast.
Unrter Ohio SRtes
told by
Iake Erie anp Pymatuning
July 1
June /6
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oldest of the
was in use
South Amer
Spanish con-
Copper is one of the
among the Indians of
ica at the time of the
quests, at the beginning of the six
teenth century. Many relics have
been found in archaeological excava
arts. Copper
chiefly knives, clubs, and
The copper craft was wide
throughout the whole of the
Incan Empire.
primitive art, long since de
into one of the richest min
world, has
ing industries of the
served the needs of humanity widely,
in industrial and consumer products.
Today, copper is an essential war
material in hundreds of uses. Heavy
bombers of some types require ap
proximately two miles of copper
each battleship takes thousands of
pounds to sea it is also used in
great quantities for ammunition and
brass shell casings.
in South America ,are high in
Andes, 14,000 feet above sea,
were formerly connected with
coast only by an ancient Aztec
They are now ac-
Chile’s great Chuquicamata mine
represents an investment of over
$100,000,000, and its rated capacity
is about 240,000 tons annually. This
mine is commonly referred to as the
model mining camp of the world,
because of the excellent living condi
tions provided for workers and their
families. El Teniente is also high
in Chilean copper production, its
smelter output amounting to 120,000
tons per year. This plant operated
its own narrow-gauge railway and
Conservation Division
season on large and
Output Of Modernly Equipped South
American Copper Mines Aids War Efft
This mine now has an
of over $30,000,000 and
people in the settlement
entirely dependent upon
of the company. The
been worked by Indians
With the United States leading the
world in copper production, and its
Latin American allies contributing a
similar tremendous output, an
two large hydroelectric plants,
ore is extricated entirely by under
ground methods, and the numerous
levels, crosscuts and stopes inside
ore-bearing mountains produce
veritable beehive of industry.
Mexico, the second producer
copper in the Latin Americans, and
the nearest “Good Neighbor” of the
United States, has its most extensive
mines in the state of Sonora, a
southward continuation of the great
copper bearing zones of the south
west United States. In 1940, the
United States imported approximate
ly 44,000 tons of copper from Mex
ico, and that figure has been mark
edly increased by the demands of
war. Mexico’s mining has undergone
great advancement since the ’80's,
with new capital, modern machinery,
and new mining methods.
Peru’s great copper mines, the
Cerro de Pasco, have been worked
since 1567.
the 25,000
are almost
mines have
of the high country from one gen
eration to the other, so that they
have become inured to working con
ditions in the extreme high altitude.
The largest mtying ..tunnel in South
America, which was five years in
.the making and is almost six miles
long, is in one of the highest groups
of the Cerro de Pasco mines.
supply of this strategic
for both civilian and
may be assured.
Pleasant View
and Mrs .Richard Green of
Bowling Green spent Sunday with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milford
Green and family.
Mrs. Ed. Jones of Cleveland spent
last week with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. G. F. Alspach and son Bobby.
Mrs. Nile Newton and
Mr. and
the famous El Ten
used 2,500 oxen to
10,000 feet up the
largest mine, Chu-
son Stanley attended commencement
exercises at Findlay college, Sunday.
Miss Wanda Newton graduated from
the School of Commerce.
Cpl. and Mrs. L. J. Dukes of New
Jersey have been visiting their par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Dukes and
family and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Sutter of Pandora. Mr. Dukes re
turned to his camp Saturday while
Mrs. Dukes will spend the summer
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gibbs are the
parents of a son, born at the Bluff
ton Community hospital, Friday.
Mrs. Arietta Rickly and Mrs. Idell
Whisler called on Mrs. Henry War
ren, Wednesday afternoon.
Miss Francis Jean Habegger spent
last week in the home of her sister,
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gibbs of Raw
Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCafferty
spent Sunday afternoon with Mr.
and Mrs. Scott McCafferty of Ken
Recent callers at the John and Jane
Rahl home were Mrs. Dari Robenalt,
son Gene, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Wolfley
and daughter Betty, Mr. and Mrs.
Waldo Wilkins and family, Mr. and
Mrs. W. R. Dally, Mrs. Corda Oehr
li and Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Downey.
Mrs. L. A. Klingler and grandson
spent a couple days last week at the
C. E. Klingler home.
Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Moore called
Sunday afternoon at the Morris Dye
home near Alvada.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Montgomery
and daughter were Ada callers, Sun
day afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Wilkins and
family, Rev. and Mrs. W. E. Cold
iron were Sunday dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs .C. E. Klingler
Bass season opened Wednesday ...
looks as if fishing will replace poli
tics as major summer diversion this
year municipal paychecks don’t
have the lure they did back in the
dim dead days of the depression
when a steady job was almost a
miracle the oldtimers rang the
bell as weather forecasters when it
rained Sunday seven Sundays
of rain since it rained on Easter,
just as the oldsters predicted
an added attraction was the gor
geous rainbow about 9 p. m.
better get out and do a little extra
hoeing in the potato patch for it
will have to pinch-hit for commercial
growers this year spite of rain
the farmers have gotten corn plant
ing pretty well under control the
past week in round the clock shifts
however, some of them worked
so late Saturday night they didn’t
get to town in time to get a
for Sunday dinner and
Saturday they can buy that
roast cheaper and if you
a No. 17 stamp left you’re an ex
ception from the crowds that
jammed the shoe stores, we’ll wager
that stamp still in a ration book is
almost a museum curiosity.
we didn’t
out on a
We should worry—and
realize it until we went
limb the other day and
queried of a farmer “Aren’t you
worried about this wet weather?”
Right back came his answer “Naw,
we’re not worrying, we’ll eat next
winter—but what
about you town
garbage collector
Bouquets for the
—or weren’t they bouquets—anyway
Lee Coon in charge of garbage collec
tion reports that most of the garbage
pails the past week contained large
bouquets of peonies in a more or
less disreputable state. And while
we’re on the subject Lee says that
when you dress fish, don’t put the
bones in the garbage. Garbage con
taining fish bones will
lected as this cannot be
not be coi
fed to live-
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs.
Alvin Whisler of Oceanside, Calif.,
who will celebrated their 33rd wed
ding anniversary next Monday—and
they’ve had the Bluffton News in
their home ever since they were
married. Both are natives of the
Bluffton district. Alvin finished
school here in 1900 with the last
class of the Biery graduates. For
many years he has held a respon
sible position with a large Califor
nia utility concern. Camp Pendleton,
not far from Oceanside covers the
largest acreage of any marine base
in the world and a 2,000 bed hospital
is now being completed there. Alvin
TATION do its full
wartime job by timing
your travel wisely
going before or after
the July and August
rush period, departing
and returning on mid
week days rather than
on week-ends, getting
tickets and information
in advance, taking less
baggage than usual
is one of Oceanside’s civic minded
citizens and a former president of
the city’s Chamber of Commerce.
Ed Steiner, Bluffton clothier, be-
sides doing a tip-top job of garden
ing in his spare time is also an air
raid warden. Seen working in his
garden the other day in a white
sun hat, some of the passersby mis
took the headgear for the white
metal helmet which he wears during
practise blackouts.
There’s always a bright side to
everything. Just think what a mess
the town would be after all this rain
if there were no paved streets or
cement sidewalks. The oldtimers
tell us that back, less than a half
dozen decades ago mud was axle deep
on Main street in rainy
transportation was as
problem in the town as
try. Business places
walks built in front of the stores
and for some reason or other there
was always an overshoot from the
roof of the building extending over
the walk.
weather and
much of a
in the coun
had board
One of the greatest problems of
the town council in the 80’s was to
deal with the swine which were al
ways rooting in the mire of Main
street. Main street had its first
brick pavement about 1906 which was
later torn up and re-built in 1927.
This started to solve the perennial
problem of muck and mire on Bluff
ton’s thorofares. One by one the
streets of the town were hard sur
until today practically every
in town has a hard top which
travel satisfactory—wet
ball team, the one
such an outstanding
ing the last football
team was made up
Rain fell
on Sunday
Lima-Beaverdam area a
was reported.
Bluffton board of education
a real headache finding
It seems that the young
coaches are in the armed
and the older, married and
experienced men are in the bigger
high schools and therefore unavail
able. Although the problem is ac
centuated by war conditions, some
thing of a similar dilemma has al
ways confronted high school officials.
A good man doesn’t stay long and
a coach
of ordinary ability isn’t
here. Consequently the
in coaches has been ab-
the former Bluffton coach-
One of
received by
A piece of aluminum
Mrs. James Griffith in a letter from
her husband, Lieut. Griffith, was de
scribed as having been a piece of a
Jan airplane which he saw shot
down somewhere in the Pacific war
theatre, recently. One side of the
metal was painted bright red, having
been taken from that .part of the
plane which bore the rising sun in
signia, distinguishing mark of enemy
es, now Lieut. Garfield Griffith of
the Coast Guard, may emerge after
the war as one of the country’s big
time mentors. Reports are current
that Liept. Griffith has accepted a
coaching position with one of the
big eastern colleges at a really hand
some salary, effective when the war
is over. Gar, incidentally a Bluffton
High school alumnus, gained na
tional attention in athletic circles
with his big time Coast Guard
entirely of
famous college stars, many all-Amer
icans among them, and Gar was se
lected by the Coast Guard to coach
the outfit.
in Bluffton
but in the
near deluge
only lightly
and Monday
How many of you have noticed the
beautiful rainbows in the sky about
9 o’clock during the last several
evenings. At about that time the
Keep 7?vJ«cfio/i ffiJ/Tny
Buses bound for busy war plants are doing one of
their most vital jobs moving the manpower that
keeps the assembly lines moving. Taking men and
women to their work in factories or on farms, carry
ing travelers on trips essential to the war effort, trans
porting selectees and men in uniform that’s how
Greyhound is serving the home-front today.
Almost as important as getting war workers to work
is getting them away from work when “civilian fur
loughs” are in order—when rest and change are need
ed to get these men and women back to top efficiency.
140 N. Main St. Phone 368-W
sky has had a pinkish cast to it,
which, coupled with the rainbow,
made a most wonderful display.
And don’t forget the ice cream so
cials given by Scout troops on this
and the following Wednesday nights.
You get a real bargain for your
money and at the same time you are
helping a scout get a vacation that
really means something to him in
the way of character building.
Troop 82 has its social on the Pres
byterian lawn this Wednesday night
and Troop 56 has its social on
Church street next Wednesday night.
The streets are again lined with
the young people of the United
Brethren conference being held on
the Bluffton college campus. Not
withstanding the difficulties of trans
portation there is a very sizable
group again this year, well over
200 of them.
Rev. Bigelow’ of the Presbyterian
church is planning to spend his va
cation this summer taking some
short courses at Union Theological
seminary in New York city. We
venture the observation that there
are a lot of us w’ho might well
profit similarity by meeting new peo
ple with new ideas in other areas
of activity.
Girls—why don’t you try making
a dress out of big red or blue work
men’s handkerchiefs. We saw- some
this week and thought they looked
mighty attractive—or was it the girl
in the dress that made the total
effect appear attractive.
There’s at least one man in town
who is sure of his office at the No
vember elections. Whether Mayor
Howe’s vote-getting talents have
caused other candidates to shy away
from the competition we do not
know’ but this fact is clear—Bluffton
will have an experienced adminis
trator at the helm of municipal gov
ernment for another term.
Corp. Richard Burkholder had the
unusual experience several months
ago of eating breakfast in Maine,
dinner at Labrador and supper in
Greenland all in one day. At Lab
rador, Dick had his dinner with his
fellow-townsman Harold Balmer.
This information w-as contained in a
letter received recently by his wife.
Some western cattlemen expect
cattle prices to continue high for five
years after the end of the war be
cause of demand for cattle to re
establish European herds.
Don’t forget-*
You can’t buy in
surance when you
need it.
Insure with
F. S. Herr
and be SURE.

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