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THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 1943
Those coon hounds of Albert Gar
motter’s broke all known records the
other night when two dogs treed a
pair of coons in less than forty-five
minutes. Silas Diller accompanied
Garmotter on the hunt, and as Al
and Si were standing under a tree
listening to the baying of the hounds
trailing old ringtail, the two hunters
were more than surprised to see the
dogs burst into view’ and sound off
under the very tree where they were
standing. Sure enough high in the
branches of the tree the coon was
spotted with the flash light, and
careful aim with the rifle brought
the animal to the ground.
Albert and his brother Walter so
far this year have bagged 18 coons.
The past few’ days the coon hunting
has been off, due largely to the full
moon nightly which makes coons
fearful of leaving their dens. Cold
weather also contributes to keeping
them holed up. As a result the coon
hunters are awaiting more balmy
nights w’ith a show’er or tw’o to aid
in the trailing before
will he run again.
many dogs
the club was
release of thirty
past year. The
This area has
good crop of coons
instrumental in the
three animals this
directors plan to continue w’ith the
policy of purchasing racoon after
Jan. 15 and for live animals will pay
$1.50 over market price for females
and $1.00 additional for males. The
coons must be kept alive by the trap
per until after the close of
Two games are on the schedule
for Bluffton High eagers during the
next week, one out of town against
Ada this
the home
Friday, and the other on
court with Rawson as the
Wednesday night of next
brace of contests the un-
In this
defeated Pirates will bring to a close
a rigorous pre-vacation card of tilts
against some of the best basketball
outfits of this area. Victories
both starts will give the locals
record of five straight conquests
they head into the new year.
The officers would purchase
coon now’, but there are no
available for keeping the animals.
Coons purchased later will be released
as soon as purchased.
The club officers are more than
pleased with the reaction of the
community and council regarding the
fishing lease on Buckeye quarry. We
feel that the comunity is entitled to
a maxium amount of pleasure from
the lake and with this idea in mind
the officers are planning to develop
Bluffton High Cagers Will Play Ada
On Friday Rawson Next Wednesday
Of the two teams Coach Russell
Hasson’s crew will face over the
span of the next week, Ada is ex
pected to be the better, especially
since the Pirates will be at the dis
advantage of playing the Bulldogs
Insurance Real Estate
This is a good time to list your properties and farms
for sale.
Phone 165-W 235 W. College Avenue
What Mother Wants
Make mother happy by giving her
genuine Pyrex ware. Also graniteware,
food choppers and kitchen cutlery.
This Will Please Bad
Quality tools and cutlery in a selection
surprisingly complete in view of wartime
restrictions. Don’t delay—shop early and
make dad happy.
the quarry on a large scale for
ing purposes.
This fall two hundred large
and 700 six to eight inch blue
were released in the quarry as
of the program. Spawning beds will
be improved this winter by placing
gravel on the ice at suitable spots.
The spring thaws will allow the
gravel to sink to locations on the
ledges which will then be utilized
for spawning areas. Blue gills in
particular demand gravel beds for
the depositing of eggs. The large
cottonwood tree at the small end of
the quarry will be felled into the
quarry as a fingerling protection
area as soon as ice forms. The tree
must be notched to keep it from
splitting and there is no place to
stand along the bank at. present to
accomplish this task. A formation
of ice on the quarry will allow a
place to stand and the tree can be
notched at the proper place.
Nearly every fisherman in the
community belongs to the club and
a good many have indicated their
intentions to help in
of the quarry. If the
ed by the council, no
community or other
barred from obtaining fishing rights
in the quarry. The
that fishing will be
ponds and quarries
and with this idea
enjoy fishing at the quarry should be
willing to do their share in the
continuous restocking and develop
ment program.
the developing
lease is grant
one from this
areas will be
club officers feel
confined to local
for the duration
in mind all that
The Tact that the club will have
a lease on the fishing rights of the
quarry will be no bar from receiving
fish from the state hatcheries for re
lease in the quarry. Under the
lease plan we would receive a small
er quantity of fish than usual, but
for the duration the community will
be fortunate to receive any fish from
the state for restocking purposes.
All fish placed in the lake this past
year were purchased with club funds,
and no aid was received from the
on their home court.
So far Bluffton and Ada have met
one foe in common.
beaten by the Hardin
44 to 31, and Bluffton
same outfit, 42 to 37.
St. Rose was
county crew,
conquered the
Pre-game dope, however, often can
be a misleading factor, for Lima
South topped St. Rose by a consider
ably more comfortable margin than
that scored by Bluffton, yet the
Pirates took the South team into
camp in a game on the Lima floor.
Rawson is not to be lightly regard
ed, however, for the Hancock county
crew’ has been traveling at a fast
pace in early season games.
Bluffton college cagers will be
idle until after Christmas vacation,
a game with Giffin, of Van Wert,
having been cancelled.
Practical Xmas Gifts
Gifts for Every Member of the Family
Greding Hardware
Tallying nine points in the la.
minutes of play and at the
time holding their foes score
Bluffton college’s courageous
band of cagers racked up their
second straight victory of the sea
son, a 36 to 29 decision over
land college on the Ashland court
last Thursday night.
Bluffton had the better of first
quarter maneuvers, leading at the
close of the period, 13 to 10. The
same margin was represented in the
halftime 18 to 15 count.
Ashland pulled up in the third
stanza, however, to tie the count 24
to 24 as play went into the closing
quarer. The Eagles ran the score
to 29 to 27 in their favor w’ith four
minutes to play then the Bluffton
team really settled down to go to
work in earnest.
Close checking defensive play held
Ashland scoreless during those four
minutes, and at the same time Bluff
ton players connected for nine tal
Bluffton High eagers again demon
strated their ability to come thru
when the chips are down by edging
Lima South, 41 to 40 in a thrill
packed tilt Saturday night
Lima gymnasium.
Closing Rally Gives Bluffton College
36-29 Win Over Ashland Aggregation
Tallying nine points in the last
four minutes of play and at the
same time holding their foes score
lesi Bluffton college’s courageous
little band of cagers racked up their
second straight victory of the season,
a 36 to 29 decision over Ashland
college on the Ashland
Thursday night.
in the ini
and were
range, par
Both teams were tense
tial stages of the tilt,
unable to get the scoring
icularly in the second quarter
an aggregate of 10 points represent
ed the total score for the period.
of Lima outfits. Earlier
stopped St. John’s and
Saturday’s tilt was closely
contested all the way, but it was the
last six minutes that really left
spectators limp. The lead changed
hands four times in that period, and
Better Coffee for Xmas
Remember this Christmas as the time
that your family enjoyed better coffee.
An unusual selection of Cory Coffee
makers. Better come early and get your
coffeemaker today.
Earthenware for Gifts
Unusual gifts in attractive earthen
ware—Teapots, Casseroles, Refrigerator
Sets, Mixing Bowls, Cookie Jars, Coffee
Above picture shows members and friends of the Bluffton Community Sports
men’s Club installing squirrel and raccoon dens in the Ezra Moser game reserve of
14 acres north of Bluffton.
Left to right, back row: Ralph Reichenbach, Robert Benroth, Gerald Huber,
Leon Hauenstein, Archie Diller, Herbert Rupright, Ezra Moser, Dan Trippiehorn,
and Harold Montgomery.
Front row’: Silas Diller, Theodore Diller, John Moser, Peter Diller, Darell Diller,
Baumgartner, high point man of
the evening for both teams, was
particularly deadly in the 'rally of
the closing minutes, garnering six of
the nine Bluffton scores on field
Only four Beavers contributed to
the scoring, and three of them got 34
of the team’s 36 points,
gartner’s 20 topped the list Acting
Captain Hartzler and Landis scored
seven each, and Guthrie added the
other two points.
The game was the last for Ellwyn
Hartzler, who played as acting cap
tain, and who leaves this
H. Baumgartner, f.
E. Lehman, f.
Berky, f.
J. Landes, c. ........
E. Hartzler, g.
E. Guthrie,
Bluffton High Cagers Win Thriller
From Lima South By 41-40 Score
in the
of the
It was the undefeated
team’s third straight win
season all the victories being at
Ashland’s scoring also was limited
to four men, w’ith
for the Eagles.
15 high
a team
In undefeated
straight win over
court last
from a
larger Ohio conference school, the
Beavers outscored their foes both
from the floor and the
Burckymen had 15
Ashland’s 12, and six
five for Ashland.
foul line. The
field goals to
free throws to
at no time was either team out
front by more than one point.
Bluffton was ahead at the start
the fourth quarter, 34 to 31, but a
South rally climaxed with Bratton’s
two fielders in a row’ gave the Tigers
a 37 to 36 lead. Then the jockeying
for advantage came into its own.
Gratz’s fielder gave Bluffton the
edge, 38 to 37. and the Pirates pro
tected the margin as the two teams
traded foul shots. Mack tallied from
the floor giving South a 40 to 39
edge. Then Herrmann broke thru
with a fielder just before fouling out
of the tilt to provide the winning
With 45 seconds remaining in the
game Barrington, of South missed a
foul shot that might have tied the
score, then Bluffton controlled play
for the remainder of the tilt.
Off to a fast start the two teams
were tied at the close of the first
quarter 10 to 10, and South led at
the half 18 to 15. Bluffton got
away to a slow’ second-half start,
trailing at one time 20 to 15, but
four fielders in a row, three of
Schmidt and one by Loganbill, turn
ed the tide and put the Pirates back
into the running.
During the game the score was
tied five times, and the lead changed
hands on 14 occasions. Bluffton made
good use of free throws to help in
the victory, tallying 13 times from
the foQl line. South held a slight
edge in field goals, 16 to 14. Twenty
five fouls were called,
Herrmann of Bluffton
of South each got 13
Schmidt was next high
i Totals
13 against
and Bratton
points, and
with 11.
In a whirlwind preliminary, Bluff
ton seconds chalked up their third
straight win, with a 34 to 18 deci
sion over South reserves,
by quarters w as 5 to 4, 14
19 to 15.
Herrmann, ....
The score
to 13
... 16
Beavers Next Cage
Contest On Jan. 5
With a record of tw’o straight vic
tories behind them, Bluffton college’s
undefeated cagers will be idle until
after the Christmas
Coach A. C. Burcky
cial at
looking broadcloth
A wide range of
and patterns. Spe
$1.69 to $3.50
SETS—Mighty good look
ing—and warm, too. We
are showing an unusual se
lection of colors. See them
$1.95 to $3.50
PAJAMAS—Smart and
stylish broadcloth pajamas
he’re sure to appreciate re
ceiving. In a wide choice
of styles.
$1.95 to $3.50
holiday recesi
college of
A tilt with Giffin
Wert scheduled on the Bluffton
this Thursday has been cancelled un
til after the holidays.
This means the next tilt for the
unbeaten Beavers will be Wednesday,
Jan. 5, when a reurn game is played
with Ohio Northern university at
cage squad
week when
the undefeated Beavers’ three letter
man, got his call to report to camp
His last appearance for the
Burckymen was against Ashland last
Thursday when the Beavers won, 36
to 29
Carl Young, of Findlay, basketball
referee well known to Bluffton cage
followers got into an
predicament in a game a
ago Officiating
Office Hours: 8:30-10 A. M.
1-3 P. M. 7-8 P. M.
Office. 118 Cherry St.
Phone 120-F Bluffton, O.
Francis Basinger, D. D. S.
Evan Basinger, D. D. S.
Telephone 271-W
Bluffton, Ohio
Give Him Clothes This Year
Even tho you’re giving
him other things, don’t
overlook getting him a gift
of something to wear.
We have a large selec
tion of boys' and men's
needs attractively packed
for Christmas gifts.
You're sure to find here
just what he wants in an
ample and satisfying se
and compact—whether he
is in the service, or not, he
will like these handy shav
ing kits especially de
signed for traveling.
$1 and up
Do Your
Early and
Save Money
Fred Gratz Store
Christmas Gift Headquarters for Men and Young Men
mentor when
Bulldogs there
St. Marys, one
Buckeye league
giving up its
who was
on Friday night
of Bluffton’s Western
opponents, also is
coach, Byron Hollinger,
drafted this week
college’s already small
also suffered a loss last
Ellwyn Hartzler, one of
win bv
week or so
a high school
game Young lost his false teeth just
as he was attempting to blow his
whistle to charge a foul Without
his teeth he could not sound the
whistle, and when he tried to yell
only a series of grunts resulted
Finally it took much waving of arms
Cathryn Diller, Robert Anderson, Nelson Herr, Dallas Berry, and Eugene Benroth
and pointing to get play stopped
ffton High and Bluffton College
both won thrillers last week to
n in the state’s dimishing group
undefeated outfits The
overcame a tw’o-point Ash
lead in the last four minutes
a seven-point margin, 36
Tangling with a taller
Lima South outfit, Bluffton’s ram
paging Pirates outpointed the Tigers
in a hectic six minutes period at the
close of the tilt to gain a 41 to 20
Rawson, Bluffton’s foe here next
Wednesday, walloped Liberty, 30 to
12, in a Hancock county league game
last Friday ... On the same even
ing Mt. Cory downed Arlington, de
fending league champions, 32 to 30
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Always acceptable and
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15c to 50c Each
CHIEF SETS—Something
that will please that high
school or college youth.
Don’t miss putting this on
your gift list.
39c to $1.50
blanket, gaberdine and
rayon materials. Just the
thing for his Christmas.
$6 to $14.50

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