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THURSDAY. OCT. 14, 1943.
One of the best catches of the year for ciappies was made over the week-end by five Bluffton fisherman. The party of four men Edgar Root, Donald Root, Wilbur Fish and Bernard 'Fish left town early’ in the morning for Fremont where they were joined by Ray Root formerly of Bluffton. The party arranged for a boat on the Sandusky’ river and dur ing the morning set out two trot lines. In the afternoon the fishing got un der way early’ and luck was with them, for within a few hours the group had caught their limit in 8 to 9 inch crap pies. Minnows were used for bait and their catch consisted of 100 fish. The limit for crappies is 20 per per son per day’ and fishing was so good the men were able to sort out the smaller fish as they caught them and release them into the river. Besides this splendid catch the trot lines pro duced two 16 inch channel catfish. If the men had been willing to fish long er it would have been easily’ possible to get the aggregate limit for the day which would have meant the catching of an additional 23 fish other than crappies by the party. Fishing in quarries and streams1 during September and October is re garded by the Conservation Depart ment as being an excellent time to make record catches. Large bass are being caught at this time of the year and the crappie catch above proves the fish are still feeding heavily. Bugs, insects, and larvae have prac tically disappeared from the streams and quarry surfaces and the angler with his lures and live baits can really make a big catch if the discomforts of chilly weather can be endured. This columnist had the lower fer rule of his fly rod bent to a thirty de gree angle at the Buckeye the other day. A chub minnow was used for bait when the big fish struck as the WITH THE SPORTSMEN’S CLUB There's still time to join THE BLUFFTON ROLLAWAY CLUB Here’s Your Chance to Become an Expert Skater Club members have advantage of personal instruction by expert skaters every Tuesday night—club night. Club dues of 50c pays your membership for one year and admits you on Tuesday nights at special reduced rate. Non-club members welcome on Tuesday nights on pay ment of regular admission carge. BLUFFTON ROLLER RINK North Main & Elm Sts. Ray Clark, Prop. WANTED minnow was being dropped into the water. (No boys—the fish was not landed—and no slack line out accoun ted for the bent ferrule). That is al ways the time the big ones hit—when you are unprepared. Here is some real new’s for you! A letter from James Light, manager of the Wayne Lakes Hatchery’ at Green ville says that he will be here the lat ter part of this week with our order consisting of $200 in bass and blue gills. The bass will all be from 9 to 12 inches in length and the entire shipment of 200 bass will be placed into the Buckeye if the plans descibed by’ Edgar Root, the chairman of the fish committee, are carried out. The blue gills will be 8 to 9 inches in length and plans for the release of these fish are not definite. One thing the committee is sure of, and that is the bulk of them will be placed into the Buckeye quarry. WALNUTS PURCHASED Gather up those walnuts in the yard, the club will pay 25c a bushel for them, hulled or unhulled. Take the walnuts to Niswander and Herr ing Veterinarian office and the office man there will pay you on the spot for trouble. These nuts will be used as food for the squirrels at the Cam pus Game Refuge- Clarence Stone hill, manager of the refuge, says there is no limit to the number of bu shels to be purchased—but bring them in, they are needed. HUNTERS URGED TO SAVE DUCK FEATHERS State Conservation Commissioner Don Waters reminded duck hunters WHOLE MILK for the manufacture of Spray Powder AND SOUR CREAM for the manufacture of Butter Highest Prices Paid for All Dairy Products THE PAGE DAIRY CO. BLUFFTON, OHIO PHONE 489-W Bolt Hir 7HE 60,000ACRE ROOSEVELT SRAWNEE Area Bluffton and St. Marys are tied, each having won one and lost one. Kenton has wost two league starts and Wapakoneta has been turned back in three loop asignments Kenton, in a non-league game, drubbed Forest last week, 18 to 6, today that feathers were needed ur gently by the armed forces’for flying suits, parkas, and sleeping bags. Hunters can make a real contribu tion to the war effort, he added, by saving all down and small body feath ers of wild ducks and geese they kill. Duck hunters are getting a bit of amusement out of an official publi cation teaching the technique of wild fowling in Iren to American soldiers “You will need a large flashlight, a piece of net rigged like a butterfly net, a dishpan and a club. Plant yourself in the reeds at night, turn on your flashlight, bang on the dish pan with your club and scoop up the ducks in the net as they fly at your light” ... it goes on to say “it is not as easy as it sounds and more fun than banging away with a gun” Si Diller dropped in to say that a flag and 'taff borrowed for use at the rodeo has been unclaimed. Si is very’ anxious to return the set if the owner can be found. Dan Trippiehorn takes his hiking seriously and few days go by without Dan taking a stroll to the woods and fields. Accompanied by his pet collie, Dan has many experiences in the field to make his daily excursions en joyable. Not long ago on such a hike the collie encountered a woodchuck some distance from the protection of its den. The chuck ran, but was no match for the collie hot on its tail. Finally the chuck stopped suddenly, quickly turned and slashed out with its forepaw and snagged the dog on the end of the nose. The collie was surprised and stopped in a jerk. From then on the procedure was repeated every few feet until the ground hog escaped down into the safety of its earthen dwelling. James Elvin, field man for the Page Dairy, is usually one of the first in the area to gather bitter-sweet. Year after year he remembers many of his friends with a bunch of these colorful ornamental berries. This year Elvin says there is plenty to be found and produced a good bundle to back up his satement. The yellow orange capsules containing the coral red berries have not opened but on displaying them in a room window the capsules soon dry and open. Elvin says that the berries can be re peatedly freshened by placing them out in the rain or snow. Dipping the stems and berries in water will pro duce similar results, but the former treatment is much better. The large elm tree in the Presby terian church will soon have a com partment squirrel house. The double den is under construction by George Combs and will be placed in the tree in the next few days. The club will place a pair of grey squirrels into the dens and a feeding station will be fastened to the tree as an inducement to have the pair make the den their home. A committee of four men headed by Leon J. Ilauanstein as chairman Under onio Sfries As told by Conservation Division Ohios FirstPeer. Season jn 50 Years OPENS December 6 closes December IQ BUCKS ONLY tN Pt MS -w Sctoro-Aaws Counties. A I IS ONLY a SMALL PART OF THE DEER HUNTING TERRITORY Two of the four teams tied for first place in the Western Buckeye league before last weekend’s play dropped out of the select group as a result of the week’s outcomes Bluffton lost to Van Wert, 20 to 0, to fall from the undefeated class, and St. Marys was beaten by Celina 27 to 21 Bellefontaine, playing its first league contest of the season, was victorious over Wapakoneta, 23 to 0. Celina and Van Wert undefeated so far this season each have two league victories to their credit Belle fontaine has one win and no defeats SPORTS IN SHORTS THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO DEER HUNTERS MAY APPLY FOR A FREE DEER HUNTING PERMIT AT THE DISTRICT CON SERVATION OFFICES OR AT THE DIVISION OF CONSERVATION^ STATE OFFICE BUILD ING COLUMBUS* A Deer Permit required FOR ALL DEER HUNTERS' District conservation Offices arc at Ottawa* Norwalk RAVENNA’ VANDAUA. Columbus CAM SRI**’.WAYERUV. standard Shot SHOTGUNS OR BOW AND BARBLESS ARROWS ONLY ARE LEGAL FOR DEER HUNTERS- ONLY SHELLS LOADED WITH NUMBER. 4 BUCKSHOT^OR LARGERWILL BE PERMITTED* the team’s first victory of the seas on .. Ada High returned to winning form over the weekend with a ?0 to 0 win over Carey Pandora, beat en only by Bluffton, turned on the power to drub McComb, 46 to 12 It was the second contest in which Pandora has tallied more than 40 points Maynard Amstutz scored three of the Pandora touchdowns. Mt. Cory chalked up its second straight win with a 43 to 12 decision over Rawson Dean Cuppies and Junior Dukes each got three touch downs for the Cory outfit Find lay High was shaded by Tiffin Col umbian, 7 to 6 Both Lima teams lost, Columbus North beating South, 12 to 0, and Springfield taking Cen tral, 12 to 6 Shawnee lost to Coldwater, 18 to 6 has been appointed to investigate the the standing of the club in regards to shell purchases prior to the opening of bird season. On the committee are C. V. Stonehill, Jesse Manges, and Joe Stage. An endeavor will be made by the men to obtain a release of shells for the benefit of the members of our organization. The Bluffton Saddle Horse Club will conduct a trail ride on October the 17th. The party will meet at Schmidt’s field at 9:00 A. M. From this point the group will ride to Real Side Park two miles west of New Stark on the Lincoln Highw’ay. A picnic dinner will be held by the mem bers engaging in the ride. Each per son w'ill bring their owm basket of food and silverware. Those members of the club not yet possessing horses,are welcome to meet with the group at the park for the basket dinner. The Saddle Club has made splendid progress this year and at present has over 90 members. At the recent e lection of officers Millard Herr was elected President, and Roy Rogers Treasurer. Other directors elected were Art Swank, Wilbur Frantz, Leland Frantz, Dude Rainey and Joe Brown. Forrest Herr was elected secretary. Armorsville Mrs. Susan Kemerer of Springfield, Mo., spent Tuesday night with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Montgomery and daughter and Wednesday with her niece, Mrs. Eva Montgomery of Ada. Mrs. Arch Haiselup of Elweed, Ind. and Mrs. Ethel Heck of Linnus, Ind. are speding a few days with their sister, Mrs. W. I. Moore and family. Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCafferty, Miss Margaret Guider were in Lima, Mon day. David Hilty of Columbus spent a couple of weeks with his grandpar ents, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Hilty. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler call ed on Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Klingler of Findlay and Mr and Mrs. J. W. Wilkins and family, Sunday after noon. Miss Rosann Hilty of Bowling Green spent the week end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Hilty. Mrs. Frank Montgomery, Mrs. Eva Moser, Miss Helen Montgomery and Mrs. C. E. Klingler made a business trip to Findlay, Monday afternoon. Rationing rules governing the sale of pressure cookers were relaxed September 22, so anyone having a purchase certificate granted by coun ty boards can buy the cooker from any dealer without the trouble of lo cating a cooker and then getting a certificate. Give to the War Chest campaign. This is a worthy cause. Do it now! After appearing in four consecu tive games on the home field, Bluff ton High gridders will play on a foreign gridiron for the first time this season in a start at Celina this Friday night. Celina so far is tied with Van W ert for first place in the Western Buckeye league, the result of vic tories over St. Marys and Wapak oneta. Suffering their first setback of the season in Western Buckeye league play, Bluffton High was beaten by an Wert, 20 to 0, last Friday in the fourth successive game at Har mon field. With a substantial margin of weight and experience in the line and backfield, Van Wert’s undefeated Cougars roared into high gear early in the contest to score three first half touchdowns and sew up the de cision. Bluffton’s gallant eleven put up a game battle all the way, however, and their showing was particularly impressive in the last two quarters when they fought it out on even terms with the Cougars. Richland Center Mr. and Mrs. Harold Badertscher and sons were Sunday dinner guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clin ton Morehead. Mrs. Sam Kohler called on Mrs. Walter Schaublin last Thursday af ternon. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart spent last Tuesday at the John Hirschfield home in Lima. Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Badertscher and family were Sunday dinner guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hathaway. Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Gratz were Monday evening supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burkholder, Mrs. Jesse Amstutz and son Bobby and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bame spent Sunday afternoon at the Amos and Robert Gerber home. Mr. and Mrs. Faye Isham and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Mr.rquart spent Sunday at the Oscar LugibihlYnome in Toledo. Mrs. L. G. Reuscher of Cincinnati and Miss Eileen Maidlow spent a few days last week with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schaublin and daughter Rachel spent Sunday even ing with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boutwel. Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Frantz and daughter spent Saturday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Zimmer man and daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Grant and son Gary and Mrs. Herbert Luginbuhl and son Ray w’ere Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Lugin buhl. Mrs. Paul Rhoads and family of Detroit are spending two weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Am stutz. Mr. Rhoads is on a business trip in the east. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart and son Melvin were Sunday evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Craw ford and family at Ada. Mrs. Ella Dillman was a Sunday dinner guest at the Amos Luginbuhl home. Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Moser and son and Mr. and Mrs. John Allen and family of Columbus Gr’ove, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Matter and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Matter and family and Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Gratz were Sunday evening supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roily Moser and son, in honor of Mrs. Moser's birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hall and family called Monday evening at the Walter Schaublin home. Linda and Larry Core returned to their home last Wednesday after spending a few weeks with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz. Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Badertscher and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Zimmerman and daughters ard Mr. and Mrs. Morris Criblez spent Sun day evening with Mr. and Mrs. Har old Badertscher and sons. Mrs. Faye Isham spent Friday evening at the Ed Marquart home. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dillman and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Ba singer and daughters were Sunday dinner guests of their mother, Mrs Martha Basinger. Evening callers were Mr. and Mrs. Emory Basinger and family of Columbus Grove. April the War Month Participation of the United States in four great wars began in the month of April, namely: the Revo lutionary war, the Civil war, the Spanish-American war, and the World war. Restoring Polish To restore a nice polish to an old marble table top, get some putty powder at a monument yard. Damp en this with water. Use a piece of soft leather and apply to marble surface. Bluffton High Gridders To Play On Celina Field This Friday Night In their win over St. Marys last Van Wert Hands Bluffton Football Team Its First League Loss, 20-0 Friday the Celina Bulldogs showed plenty of power, copping the decis ion, 27 to 21. Feth, star of the Mer cer county outfit, tallied three of his team’s four touchdowns. Bluffton hopes to better its .500 record in league play, and also for the season, and the Pirates are hard at work this week hoping that a little extra drill may help offset the advantage that Celina ’will gain by playing on their home field. Unable to gain consistently on power plays, the Pirates were forced to resort to passing for their ground gaining forays, and kept Van Wert jittery with the success of that form of play. A threat in the first quarter re sulting from a 60-yard pass from Fred Herrmann to Neil Schmidt failed to result in a score when Van Wert’s defense tightened, and on two other occasions Bluffton drives were stopped on the 10-yard line. Van Wert’s victory here gave the Cougars their second success in league play, and left Bluffton with a record of one loss and one win in the loop. So far this season the Pirates have won two and lost the same number. Pleasant Hill The W. S. C. S. of the Pleasant Hill Church will meet with Mrs. Paul Faze Thursday afternoon Oct. 14. Each member is to bring a guest and the society will have a guest speaker. Mr. and Mrs. Norval Scoles were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zimmer of Ada. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Althauser and Waldo Spence spent Sunday afternoon with Mr and Mrs. Dwight Musser and family. Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Barnes and Jo Ann, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Weaver and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Blosser and family were Sunday evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Huber and son Jimmy. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stratton and family and Mr. and Mrs. Homer Long and daughter were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Stratton. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Winegardner and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Younk man and daughter, Mr and Mrs. Har old Younkman and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Elton Younkman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Younkman, Mrs. Carey Younkman and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips were Sunday dinner guests PAGE THREW of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Younkman and family. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Younk man were Sunday evening callers. Mr. and Mrs. Avery Watt and Ron nie spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jennings. Mr. and Mrs. Winston Jennings sire the proud parents of a baby boy. Larry Gene was born Saturday morn ing at the Bluffton Community Hos pital. Beaverdam Ellsworth Michael and Bernard Gratz were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Michael and family. Morris Alvin Pfeifer of Lima spent the week-end with his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Pfeifer. Miss Maxine Cook of Washington D. C. is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cook and other relatives. Mrs. Charles Hiles of Maumee was a Friday evening supper guest of Mrs. Ella Andrew’s. Mrs. Emma Barber returned to her home after spending a few’ weeks with. Mr. and Mrs. Charles McDorman at Edon. Mrs. Martha Bassett left the past week to spend the winter in Florida. James Bassett of the U. S. Navy stationed at Lafayette Ind. spent the week-end with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bassett. Mrs. Nettie Young is caring for her sister, Mrs. Rhoda Cave at Scott, who had the misfortune of breaking her arm. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Burden and family of Lima have moved into the property w’hich they recently purchas ed from Vernon Foltz. Larrie Barnes of Lima w’as an over Sunday visitor of his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Downey. The Leisure Hour Club was enter tained on Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Gail Arnold. The W. S. C. S. of the Methodist Church held their regular meeting on Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Howard Clark. Rev. and Mrs. Bernard Baughn had charge of the de votions and program. Mrs. Carl Schmidt and son Robert and Mrs. Cynthia Elliott of Maumee were Friday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Beery and son. Mrs. G. P. Steiner Jr. and son Shari Allen are visiting Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Steiner near Findlay. Here’s the FIRST THING we’ll buy when Daddy comes marching home A Father-Son Banquet will be held at the Methodist Church basement on Friday evening October 15 at 7 o’ clock sponsored by the Women’s So ciety of Christian Sendee. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Pugh spent Sunday in Columbus with Ralph Mar shall and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Ira Larue and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Younkman attended Homecoming on Sunday at the Church of the Brethren. 4 i BUY WAR BOOTS TODAY FOR THE GAS RANGE YOU’LL WANT TOMORROW One of the first improvements you will want in your post-war home will be a New GAS RANGE. And you’ll be wise, because GAS RANGES are designed by the gas industry to give Cooking Perfec- tion as ycu will want it. Buy War Rends today for Victory, and for that GAS RANGE you’ll want tomorrow. WEST OHIO GAS CO.