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THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 1943
Friday, the long awaited day, is at
hand and hundreds of anxious hunters
are waiting impatiently for the elev
enth hour to take to the fields in quest
of a plentious supply of rabbits and
pheasants. Upland hunting in this
section of Ohio will possibly be as
good as last season even with the
drowning out of the first hatch of
birds and many nests of rabbits de
stroyed the early part of the year.
Farmers in the area say there is much
game to be seen. Ringnecks this past
week were seen in droves of nearly
forty birds on many farms.
On Monday, Nov. 15th, the lid came
off the hunting and trapping season
for raccoon, muskrat, mink, oppossum
and skunk. The season on red fox
opens in fifteen southern counties in
Ohio on Friday, here in the northern
part of the state there is no closed
season of this red marauder. The
grey fox also has no protection after
Friday with no bag limit on either
Ruffed Shouse
per day
Game limits are as follows: Phea
sants, 2 cock birds per day, 4 in pos
session after first day Rabbits, 4 per
day, eight in possession Hungarian
partridge, 4 per day, 4 in possession
and ruffed grouse, 2 per day, 4 in pos
Trapping seasons are: Mink, musk
rat, oppossum, raccoon, skunk, Nov.
15 to Jan. 15 inclusive. No bag limit
on any of the above species. All
traps must have the name and address
of the owner stamped into the trap,
or stamped on to a metal tag and the
tag attached securely to the trap. It
is illegal to hunt or trap on Sunday
in Ohio.
Although the local dealers to date
have not yet received their quota of
shells for release, there is still an op
portunity for Bluffton to get its share
since the War Production Board
granted a time extension of six weeks
in which hunters and sportsmen can
purchase shotgun and rifle ammuni
tion. The order extended the period
to Dec. 31, and the extension was
granted on Nov. 11. The original
WPB order specified that ammunition
users other than ranchers and farm
ers could buy shells and cartridges on
ly between Oct. 1st and Nov. 15.
The WPB said that production of
such ammunition had been much slow
er than had been anticipated and that
farmers and ranchers, invoking their
priorities, had taken most of the pre
sent supply. The extension is de
signed to permit manufacturers to
complete their production quotas.
Seems as though some folks were
not contented to wait until the open
ing day last Monday to start their
trapping activities. As a result ar
rests are frequent these days and the
fines imposed are heavy. Game War
den Lloyd Ohl, of Hancock county,
arrested Melvin E. Ernest of near
Findlay for trapping muskrats out of
season, and Warden Copeland filed
an affidavit against the same defen
dant, charging him with the setting
of traps not properly labeled for fur
bearing animals. Total fines imposed
by Mayor Duttweiler amounted to
$45.00 and costs.
Over by McGuffey Rev. Seward Dy
er was fined $50.00, and William New
land, of Alger, and Korney Werman
of McGuffey were each fined $25.00
for game law violations.
In order to prevent the arrest of
Bluffton citizens shooting within the
corporation limits this year a warn
ing is given out now that such action
will be taken on all violations by the
local police force. The council had
signs printed stating “NO HUNTING
The signs are placed in business
places in the towm and in likely hunt
ing spots within the corporation and
around the corporation limits. The
boy scouts of Troop 82 are erecting
the signs.
Insurance Real Estate
This is a good time to list your properties and farms
for sale.
The college campus game reserve
is also well posted and all violators
hunting on the grounds will be sub
ject to prosecution.
Phone 165-W 235 W. College Avenue
for the manufacture of Spray Powder
for the manufacture of Butter
Highest Prices Paid for
All Dairy Products
Hunting in the squirrel and raccoon
game reserves maintained by the club
is absolutely forbidden. No hunting
of any type is permitted by any per
son. The balance of the land owned
by the farmer may be hunted with the
landowner’s permission. The game
reserves are located on the Roy Ro
gers, Ezra Moser and the H. H. Rick
ley farms. All three reserves are well
posted so there is no excuse for any
hunter to go into the areas. It is al
so illegel to go into these areas with
the intention of driving the game out
into the open. All game reserve are
as, including the campus reserve, will
be patrolled by the game wardens.
The Sportsmen’s Club has made an
excellent showing for the year both
in restocking and increase of member
ship. To date the membership stands
at 414 with a few more names yet to
be turned into the secretary. This
year acknowledges each renewal and
new member with a card mailed by
the secretary at the time the name is
entered on the books. If you have
paid your dues and have not received
a card from the secretary showing
The organization in addition to the
above activity has also four game re
serves in cperation with raccoon and
squirrel dens installed in three of the
reserves. The 4th reserve will be de
veloped next spring.
Deer Hunters Return
The big game hunters are back in
town from the wild regions of north
ern Ontario, Canada. The party con
sisting of Dr. J. S. Steiner, Gail Mum
ma, Leland Sechler, Hiram Wenger of
Bluffton and William Ingalls of Fay
ette, Ohio, had a whale of a good time
at their camp site located on Shook
um Lake about sixty miles north of
the Soo.
The group had a cabin at the farth
est point north on this particular trail
that leads from Bruce Station, the
last outpost of civilization. The men
were well equipped for the hunt and
all were veterans at the game. Spe
cial arrangements were made for a
guide to escort them thru the hunting
area and in the words of Jim Sechler,
“The guide was the best to be found
in Canada.”
The territory’ was exceedingly wild
and two members of the party were
lost on one of the hunting forays.
One hunter was able to make it back
to camp at dusk after wtading streams
and thrashing thru the brush. The
other member finally reached the
lake late in the afternoon and after
firing a series of shots with his deer
rifle was rescued by the men with the
use of a boat.
The hunters carried on their hunt
ing under severe rainy conditions
which made it difficult to stalk game.
Gail Mumma was successful in shoot
ing an eight point buck weighing 175
pounds. The shot entered the deer’s
head just back of the ear and came
out thru the eye on the other side.
William Ingalls was also successful
and bagged a 175 pound doe. Both
deer were shipped back to the states
by train.
The best hunting weather was en
countered the last two days, for snow
fell ending the rainy seige. If snow
had fallen at the beginning of the trek
into the woods the rest of the men in
the party probably would have been
able to also bag their quarry. As it
was, they were kept contented with
the excellent cooking that always ac
companies such an expedition. Doc’s
cooking was tops and the men say’ the
mulligan stew and his special blend
of pancakes were the best obtainable
in all Canada.
unaer Ohio Stites
It Pays
that your name has been entered on
the books please check with the sec
retary at once in this matter.
In a report given at the last public
meeting, Dallas Berry’ treasurer, sub
mits the following figures:
Cash on hand totals $319.38.
Other assets—in bonds $300.00.
New stove for the club room—
$38.00, and furniture and equipment.
Restocking activities: 17 Raccoon
were purchased and released at a
cost of $98.47. Sixteen additional
coons were received from the state
and released.
In fish restocking—1000 Blue gills,
5 to 8 inches, and 200 Bass, 9 to 12
inches, were redeased at a cost of
$227.00. The fish were released in
the Buckeye quarry’ with the excep
tion of 300 of the blue gills which
were placed in the National Quarry.
In squirrel restocking 25 grey and
33 fqx squirrel were released at a cost
of $108.25.
Feed for the campus game reserve
Total Restocking cost—$469. 24.
Other deer were seen on the hunt
but the the men were unable to get
within range due to the inclement
weather renditions. The guide wound
ed a deer and for two days the men
were able to trail the animal, but in
the end the men were eluded and the
deer escaped.
Every’ member of the party enjoy
ed excellent fishing and lake trout
ranging from I32 to 4 pounds were
caught. Nearly 30 of these big game
fish were hooked on minnows used as
bait. Fish, fresh from the cold waters
of these r:ntario lakes, are unsurpass
ed in qur' tv.
Munnn 1 bagged a porcupine with a
well plac' 1 pistol shot in the animal’s
head—Gr:.’ fired—well the number of
times he :r a dark deep secret,
Know Youa Ducks
so he says.
After a tw’o weeks stay the men re
turned home by train having had to
make the trip by this means of travel
due to rationing conditions. In the
wilds at Bruce Station several cars
were encountered dragging trailers
and bearing license tags from Ohio
and Indiana. This caused no end of
wonderment to the Bluffton men for
they were unable to get no gas for
such an outing.
Club to Lease Buckeye Fishing Rights
The directors of the Sportmen’s
Club have submitted a proposal to
the town council in regards to the club
obtaining the fishing rights from the
town at Buckeye quarry. The town is
considering the renewal of the Buck
eye lease from the Central Ohio Light
and Power Co. Under the new plan
the fishing privileges of the quarry
will be controlled by the Sportsmen’s
With a plan in mind to develop the
fishing in the quarry to the greatest
possible extent the club directors plan
to build protection areas and raise a
considerable fund of moneys over the
regular appropriation for fish restock
ing to be used exclusively for the re
stocking and developement of the
quarry’. Plans are being considered,
as a result of the discussion held with
Janies Light, manager of the Wayne
Lakes Hatchery, to perhaps develop
a rearing pond where fingerlings can
be force fed to proper size before be
ing placed in the quarry.
Already as a part of the program
a large cotton wood tree is being fell
ed into the quarry at the small end
of the Buckeye to give an added pro
tection area for the smaller fish.
The club has expended a consider
able sum of money the past three
years for the restocking of the lake
and the bass and blue gills restocked
in the quarry this fall were nearly all
of legal size. The bass placed in the
quarry cost the organization fifty
cents each and the blue gills cost near
ly twenty five cents each. With the
cost of restocking steadily on the in
crease the club directors feel that
more protection should be given the
community in regards to the fishing
rights of the only remaining ‘fishing
hole’ in the corporation.
The four trap shooters that journey
ed to Upper Sandusky on Armistice
day to attend the turkey shoot held
by the Wyandote Gun Club came home
with their share of the prizes offered.
Ed Reichenbach, Clarence Stonehill,
Loren Hosafros and Harold Stonehill
each were able to bring home a turk
ey. A good sized crowd of gunners
attended the shoot and shells were
supplied by the gun club for all the
shooters participating.
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In a nine-game schedule against
opposition^that came for the most
part from larger schools, Bluffton
High gridders won five contests for
a fairly successful season’s record.
Of the four games lost, three were
to Class A schools which had un
usually fine teams this season, which
speaks well for a Bluffton outfit that
had only a handful of veterans at
the opening of the season.
Bluffton’s victories were over Ken
ton, Pandora, St. Marys, Wapak
oneta and Columbus Grove. Of these
all but Pandora and Columbus Grove
are Class A schools. Losses were
to Van Wert, Ada, Bellefontaine and
Coach Russell Hasson’s Bluffton
team scored 98 points against seven
of the nine foes, being shut out only
Closing the 1943 season with their
fifth victory in nine contests, Bluff
ton High gridders routed Columbus
Grove, 25 to 0, at Hannon field last
Friday night.
Except for slippery going under
foot and an intermittent rain that
hindered ball handling, the rampag
ing Pirates probably would have run
up a larger score, and as matters
stood they completely dominated all
departments of play from the start
to finish the contest.
Columbus Grove faculty officials
did not help their chances by freak
scheduling that resulted in the Put
nam county team playing Lima
Shawnee on Thursday, then meeting
Bluffton on the following day. At
Shawnee, Columbus Grove earned a
tie, but the outcome here was not
as fortunate for them.
Pirate Gridders Score 98 Points
In Winning Five Games During Season
The Pirates took a first quarter
lead on a touchdown set up by a
spectacular 50-yard pass completion,
then went on to score in each of
the following periods.
Bluffton Eleven Goes On Rampage To
Beat Columbus Grove By 25-0 Score
Bluffton’s aerial attack was re­
Bluffton High’s 25 to 0 victory over
Columbus Grove last Friday night
gave the local gridders a record of
five victories and four setbacks dur
ing the 1943 season Three of the
four defeats came at the hands of
larger Class A schools which had
their best teams in years, so the green
Bluffton outfit that opened its season
with a win over Kenton had a good
performance record for the year.........
Van Wert’s powerful Cougars end
ed a perfect season by trouncing Ce
lina, 18 to 0, last Friday for their
ninth straight win The victory
gave Van Wert its third consecutive
Western Buckeye league champion
ship ... In another league game last
week, St. Marys w’on over Wapakon
eta, 9 to 6, by virtue of a field goal
in the closing minutes of the tilt
by Van Wert and Celina. Opponents
tallied 101 points against the locals.
Columbus Grove and Pandora were
held scoreless.
Seven seniors were on the squad
this season, and have appeared in
Bluffton grid togs for the last time.
They include Co-capt. Robert Burk
holder, Roger Klay, Raymond Kohli,
Jack Koontz, Varden Loganbill, Bill
Mericle and Robt. Stratton.
Complete record for the season
Bluffton 14 Kenton 7
Bluffton 12 Ada 18
Bluffton 6 Pandora 0
Bluffton 6 Van Wert 20
Bluffton 0 Celina 24
Bluffton 7 St. Marys 6
Bluffton 28 Wapakoneta 7
Bluffton 6 Bellefontaine 19
Bluffton 25 Columbus Grove 0
sponsible for the first tally, and the
ball was put in position for the
touchdown try when Neil Schmidt
snagged a pass from Fred Herrmann
that gained half the distance of the
Schmidt was spilled on the four
yard line after making a sensational
catch but the Bluffton threat was
not to be denied and Fullback Herr
mann hammered on across the goal
for the first six-pointer. The at
tempt at conversion was unsuccess
Schmidt scored the second Bluff
ton touchdown, taking a seven-yard
toss from Herrmann in the end zone.
In the third quarter, the Pirates
tallied again on a three-yard plunge
thru the line. Ronald Zimmerly, a
former end who was shifted to the
backfield when influenza put Bob
Burkholder out of action, was the
ball carrier on the play. Herrmann
added the extra point on a plunge.
Bluffton’s final touchdown in the
fourth quarter was scored by Herr
mann on a two-yard drive thru the
center of the line.
Bellefontaine ran roughshod over
Kenton, 56 to 0, in a third league con
Pandora demonstrated its strength
by trouncing Arlington, Hancock
county league champs, 19 to 6. at Ar
lington last Friday night Pandora
won every one of its nine games ex
cept the traditional tilt with Bluffton
Halfback Charles Boehr, of the
Pandora eleven, received a broken
right leg in the third quarter at Ar
Mt. Cory tied with McComb, 7-7,
last week, and Vanlue drubbed Raw
son, 48 to 6 Defiance won over
Lima Central, 32 to 0, and Lima South
beat Piqua, 12 to 0.
Something new in football schedul­
St* Mary’s Catholic Church
Bluffton. Ohio
Saturday, Nov. 20-Sunday, Nov. 21
American Legion Quarters
City Hall, Bluffton
Come Early for Chicken Sandwiches
Games for Young and Old Attendance Prizes
ing came to the attention of Bluffton
fans last week, when they learned the
Columbus Grove team beaten by
Bluffton, 25 to 0, on Friday night,
was playing its second game on suc
cessive days ... On Thursday the
Grove outfit battled Shawnee to a
scoreless tie at Lima, but they lacked
the punch on the following night when
the team tangled with Bluffton at
Harmon field.
Troop No. 82—by Dean Ferguson
Troop Inspection was made at Mon
day night’s meeting by the Troop
Committee .* Registration for an
other year was completed by Troop
Bluffton Boy Scouts will post "No
Hunting” signs along the corporation
limits of the town, and along the
creeks inside the corporation, it was
announced at the meeting.
In the game period, the scouts di
vided into two teams, one group of
which was blindfolded. The other
group had a potato which was secre
ted near one of the players. Each
two boys had the call of an animal,
and when that name was given the
blindfolded boy had to attempt locat
ing the potato. Kenneth Bracy and
Jim Howe were the winners of the
Troop No. 56—by Malcolm Basinger
The first part of the meeting w*as
spent in recreation, followed by in
spection of the troop by Porky Strat
ton and Don Augsburger. A short
business meeting followed.
Merit badges passed by members
of the troop are Scholarship, Don
Augsburger and Robert Ramseyer
Music, Dean Niswander Firemanship,
Dean Niswander.
Eagle Scout training received in
Troop 56 helped John Schmidt pass a
I test promotion as an air cadet, it was
learned this week. Schmidt was the
only one in his to qualify.
Coach A. C. Burcky and Gerhard
Buhler, of the troop committee, are
taking the scoutmaster’s training
course in Lima.
Moisture Favors Borers
Corn borers thrive under condi
tions of high moisture and tempera
tures. White, shiny masses contain
ing from 15 to 40 eggs in each clus
ter can be found on the underside of
sweet corn leaves. The moths seem
to prefer the tallest and best plants,
laying from 2 to 15 or more masses
on each plant.
Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. BL
1-3 P. M. 7-8 P. BL
Office, 118 Cherry St.
Phone 120-F Bluffton, O.

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