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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
There's still time to join
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.
North Main & Elm Sts. Ray Clark, Prop.
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.
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.
State Conservation Commissioner
Don Waters reminded duck hunters
for the manufacture of Spray Powder
for the manufacture of Butter
Highest Prices Paid for
All Dairy Products
Bolt Hir
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
A committee of four men headed
by Leon J. Ilauanstein as chairman
Under onio Sfries
As told by Conservation Division
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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
Deer Permit
District conservation Offices
arc at Ottawa* Norwalk
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
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
Other directors elected were Art
Swank, Wilbur Frantz, Leland Frantz,
Dude Rainey and Joe Brown. Forrest
Herr was elected secretary.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ellsworth Michael and Bernard
Gratz were Sunday dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Michael and
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
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
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.
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.

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