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THURSDAY SEPT. 30, 1943.
The boys in the Sportsmen’s club feel that they have been overworked more or less the past few days since no less than a fish fry for the mem bership and a rodeo for the communi ty were sponsored by the organiza tion in six days time. The fry was a great success, no money made, but a tremendous good time was enjoyed by all. Plenty of fish, potato salad, old-time music, and amusement made every one feel the mixer was the best one ever held by the organiza tion. The rodeo w'ent over equally as well. The crowd reached a total of approximately 2,500 persons The pro gram was well prepared and thor oughly enjoyed. Without a doubt there will be more shows of this na ture in the future for the public in general is becoming greatly interest ed in horses and riding clubs are cropping up all over the country. Plans are already under discussion for the next rodeo and the show will be a town-wide promotion proposi tion. Such events as these are good for a community like ours and with the size of the crowd in town last Sat urday night to view the parade, there is no doubt that such a spectacle can be made a greater attraction. Squirrel season ends all over the state this Thursday. Nimrods report hunting is excellent. The first day of squirrel season scarcely a person came in without at least 2 squirrels and a great many hunters had their limit of four. Dan Trippiehorn stat ed that in one woods on Friday he shot his limit in less than a half hour and all four squirrels were shot nearly under the same tree. After he obtained his limit Dan was able to count around a dozen more squir rels in the same vicinity. The woods around Bluffton this year have more squirrels than the hunters have seen for many years. The club has carried on an extensive restocking program of both grey and fox squirrels for the past two years. Not many greys have been shot this season but John tails hanging on a wire in his barn and two of them are grey squirrel tails. Diller has a dozen The officers of the club feel that credit for such good hunting can be claimed by the club and with four game reserves in operation under the control of the club, good hunting in the future will be also assured. Many of you boys have not turned in your dues this year. If you want us to keep our restocking program going let’s all cooperate and turn that dollar in to Gerald Huber as quickly as possible. Let us remind you that your dollar for dues is used strictly for restocking purposes and for no other purposes whatsoever. Joe Hilty of Columbus knows where the hunting is good and jour neyed up to Bluffton, his home town, to spend two days hunting squirrel in the vicinity. Joe says the squirrel hunting has been in the past years. WITH THE SPORTSMEN’S CLUB excellent a state coon mo- Herbie Rupright issues ment to all farmers finding lesting the poultry. Do not shoot the animal but give Herb a call and he will be out pronto to take the ani mal alive. These are worth from $5 to $7 taken creek, harm each and if the critter can be alive and released along a or in an area where little can come from them, it is a your pres- To guarantee safeguard buy more ent safety and your heritage, War Bonds. F. S. Herr Agency Use It for Car or Homo Blanket Robe 50x72-1 NCH 2.!»l “Thru-and-thru” plaid weave. 30% new wool, 50% reused wool, 15% rayon, 5% cotton. Bluffton Implement & Harness Co. better sporting proposition than to destroy the animal out of season. The 1943 duck hunting season opened in Ohio last Saturday with a low shell supply, and plenty of game. Duck season in Ohio runs from Sept. 25 to Dec. 3rd, the hours of hunting are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, with no hunting on Sun day. The same dates were fixed by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Sendee for seasons on geese, brant, and coot. The daily bag limit on duck is 10 of all kinds, including not more than one wood duck and an aggregate of not more than three redheads and buffleheads. The daily limit on geese and brant is two, in addition four blue geese are allowed. Fall migration will be soon under way and mallards as pictured will be seen on the quarries and streams around the area. Why not prepare to bag a few* ducks this year? Some of the Bluffton hunters take in this sport yearly and have a good deal of luck. Don Wenger can tell you a few things on duck hunting, for last year he shot several ducks on Riley creek on one hunting expedi tion. You do not need a car and gas to go duck hunting, just follow the streams and invaribly you will be rewarded for your efforts. A w’ord of caution—regiember to familiarize yourself with the different breeds of ducks for many farmers have tame ducks on the streams, and you might get in the same grief several local nimrods encountered a couple of years ago when they shot some tame ducks, belonging to Wilbert Schu macher. The ducks looked wild al right, but so did Wilbert when he heard the guns crack and discovered the gunners were banging away at his flock on the quarry back of his house. Marshal! Wins Shoot Open go duck Remember before you hunting, buy a duck Post Office. Ed has hand of the new issue pulsory to obtain this you shoot. The cost of the stamp is $1.00. stamp at the a supply on and it is com permit before tigSES EMBER won pis tW'O Ralph S. Marshall of Lima the annual fall Anthony Wayne tol shoot at Ft. Wayne, with 99’s out of a hundred, slow firing and 97 out of a hundred rapid firing. Police and defense guards participat ed. Marshall also won the event last year. Deer Hunting Rules Changed In a release from the department at Columbus the December 6 to 18 deer season is restricted to Scioto, Pike and Adams counties, and bucks with antlers four or more es in length may be taken. only inch wear The hunters are instructed to some conspicuous red article of cloth ing with a red cap and red coat pre ferred. Dogs are not permitted and must be left at home. The conservation division forbids shooting with in 400 ft. of any high way, and shotguns loaded with No. 4 buckshot or larger shot, pellets, slugs or balls, and bow and barbless ar rows, may be used. Hunters must obtain a permit to enter the area for hunting. These permits which entitle the holder to not more than one deer during the season, may be obtained by mail from the main office at Columbus or from any of the division’s seven dis trict offices. Archery range in the town hall has been made ready for shooting and Clarence Stonehill, Field Captain of the club, says that shooting will be held on Tuesday and Friday nights. The range is well constructed and there is ample room to shoot regula tion 60, 50 and 40 foot distances at the targets. Baled straw' has been piled up to completely cover the south corner of the sportsmen’s recreation hall and those persons in the community hav ing equipment are invited to make use of the range. ’Hasn’t an £nemy* A man who “hasn’t an enemy” and no friends, if you analyze him, you will find he is agreeable to everybody and you can’t pin him to anything. LaFayette Miss Miriam and Miss Alice Louise Knoble of Bowling Green were week end guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Knoble. Mrs. Louise McNoldy of Gibson City, Illinois has been visiting at the home of her mother, Mrs. Angie Rum baugh. Mr. and Mrs. John Rumbaugh of Tipton, Ill. were week-end guests of his mother, Mrs. Angie Rumbaugh. unaer omo sfries AS TOLD CONS£Q\'ATION DIVISION season on wild duc: s~ GEESE AND COOT OPENS in Ohio on September runs until DAY* 25 December 3 LEGAL LIMITS ARE 10 DUCKS *.25 COOT AND 2, CANADA GE ESP PER Miss Ruth Alice Thompson, Mr. and ''Wi ONL.V ONE WOOD DUCJi ALLOWED IN POSSESSION at ANY TlNie Ow Season SEATEAfAEH T^SQUIRREL /SEASON OPENS IN NORTHERN OHIO ,/• ♦•o-o A THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO Mrs. Joe Bowers and children of Lima, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McCague and fam ily were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dorance Thompson and family. Mr. and Mrs. Edison Hall and sons of Lima were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Clonus Rinehat of Lima were Wednesday guests of Mrs. Ollie Hullibarger. At Sunday church services of the Congregational-C i s i a n Church plaques were presented to Mr. and Man We all know someone like Ed Bell. That’s not his name, but it will serve. Ed was doing pretty well in business fifteen years ago. He was working hard, looking ahead, had rosy plans for the future. But along came the depression and you know what happened. Borrowing, debts, a struggle to keep going. Ed stayed at it. Slowly he’s climbed back on his feet. Today he’s working in a war plant—work ing harder than he ever worked before. He’s got responsibilities, plenty of them, and recognizes them, too. Taxes to be paid. Debts to be paid off. War bonds to be bought. And Ed has always put first things first. He likes to buy things for his family as much as any man, but he feels that the meeting of his obliga tions should come before anything else. Many railroads have a similar history, and are now faced with the same kind of obligations. They have been thrbugh a lot in recent years. High costs for labor, material and taxes, and low revenues due to depressed traffic. The average net earnings of all our railroads from the 1929 market crash to Pearl Harbor amounted to only a fraction over 2% per year on investment. It is small wonder, then, that thirty-seven Class I railroads sought relief in bankruptcy. And that many others had a tight squeeze be cause of the burden of debt they carried. Recently railroad income has improved. With the huge load of war traffic, they averaged for 1942 about 5^2% return on investment. Now they are faced with the same question that confronted Ed Belt Shall they pay out these earnings to their families of stockholders, or shall they use them to reduce their overpowering burden of debt—so that once again our railroads can become sound and solvent institutions? In the interest of both their stockholders and the public most of our railroads—and this in cludes the Nickel Plate—are currently placing debt reduction first. Mrs. Harold Bassitt who are leaving for Arizona, and Mrs. Cora Patton who will soon move to Findlay. Mrs. Carrie Lentz spent Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ever sole of Maumee. Miss Grace Herr of Elida and Mr. and Mrs. Chester Patterson went to Toledo Tuesday. Mrs. Nettie Knoble and Mrs. Louise Cloore were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Knoble. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Klingler were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Adam. Mrs. Belle Eversole and Mr. and Mrs. Ross Eversole of Lima were Sun day guests of Mrs. Jennie Eversole and Mrs. Carrie Lentz. Richland Center Mr. and Mrs. Francis Basinger and daughter visited relatives in Berne, Ind., Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Reno Oberly and son Wade and daughter Marylin were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. An drew Hochstettler and famly. Mr. anid Mrs. Glen Hathaway and daughter were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Badertscher and family. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Schaublin and daughter Rachel and grand daughter Patsy Ann were Friday evening call ers at the C. F. Niswander home. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart and son Melvin, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Marquart, Mr. and Mrs. Faye Isham were Sunday dinner and evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Boothby of Bluffton. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Gratz and family of Sidney were Sunday guests at the Ernest Gratz home. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wingate and daughter spent Sunday with her father, Mrs. John McPeron of Lima. and a -they’re guided by the same code gW'ggffflg s|iO ggvy fe®»%'z fcB O Nickel Rate Road Cleveland, ww ohio Mrs. Lenore Meyers spent Thurs day evening with Mrs. Sam Kohler and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Eisenbeck of Pandora called Sunday afternoon at the Amos Gerber home. Jacob Luginbuhl called Sunday eve on Mrs. Sam Kohler and daughter. M.r and Mrs. W. .Schaublin and daughter Rachel, Mr. and Mrs. Rus sell Schaublin and family were Sun day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Gratz. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Yoakam, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gratz, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bixel, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Yoa kam and son Jerry and daughter Janet and Mrs. Ray Heiks and dau ghter Nancy of Columbus were Sun day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Amstutz. Mrs. A. C. Wingate and son Larry of Temperance, Mich., and Sgt. Ray H. Wingate, stationed at Army Air Base Clovis, New Mexico spent Wed nesday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wingate and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Boegli of Gil boa spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz. Mrs. Sam Kohler and daughter called on Mrs. Albert Balmer, Mon day afternoon. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Core a daughter, Louise Ann, Thursday evening at Bluffton Community hos pital. Elrose Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Marshall, son James, daughter Arlene, Arthur Nonnamaker, daughter Kaye called Sunday evening at the Lendon Ba singer home. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gossman en tertained Sunday, Mrs. Cora Nusser, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Johnson, sons Wayne and David of Findlay Mrs. Railroad few v V Lw$ PAGE THREE w s Mary Hartman, son Cloyce of Hoyt ville Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goss man, son Robert, daughter Wanda, Mrs. Susan Arnold, daughter Bessie, Glenn and Faery Nonnamaker and Fem Koch. The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Conner Stewart is suffering from a fractured arm sustained in a fall Friday evening. There will be Communion services at Bethesda church Sunday morning, October 3, in observance of World Wide Communion Sunday. Mrs. Emerson Neff, daughter Mer ilyn spent several weeks visiting in Toledo. Charles Nonnamaker spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ami Nonnamaker. Mrs. Chanuncey Klingler was a Monday guest. Union prayer services at Olive Branch church, Thursday evening. The L. A. S. of the Olive Branch church will nave a tureen dinner with Mrs. John Myers, Wednesday, October 6th. All members are urged to attend. Mrs. Freeman Basinger is slightly improved at the Bluffton hospital. All her friends wish her a speedy re covery. New’s want-ads bring results. Francis Basinger, D. D. S. Evan Basinger, D.D. S. Telephone 271-W Bluffton, Ohio D. C. BIXEL, O. D. GORDON BIXEL, O.D. Citizena Bank Bide., Bluffton EYESIGHT SPECIALISTS Office Hour*: 8:30 A. M—5:30 P. M. Evening^: Mon.. W'ed.. Fri., Sat. 7:30 to 8:30 P. M. Closed Thursday Afternoon. ®4V ■|A|: WM