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THURSDAY, DEC. 23, 1943
Pheasant Chick Program Approved
The state conservation commission
approved recently $25,000 to continue
its pheasant chick program. The ap
propriation will be used to buy pheas
ant chicks from game breeders. The
chicks will be raised by farm bays
and girls until old enough for release
throughout Ohio. Approximately 30,
000 chicks were released last year.
Trapping has been slow the past
week due to the creeks being frozen
from edge to edge. Good catches had
been made previous to the freeze and
local trappers are anxiously awaiting
a break in the weather to again re
sume their operations. Myron Mot-
ter, local sportsman, has acquired a
nice catch this season and to date has
48 muskrats, 5 oppossums and one rac
coon to his credit. Trapping opera
tions are going strong this year due
to the high prices paid for furs.
The hawk hunters are active again
and two of the consistent gunners re-
port they have been unusually suc
cessful this year in bagging a good
many harmful species. Wilbur Nis
wander and Russ Montgomery spend
a lot of time in the field seeking these
small game predators. To date they
have picked off 42 birds in a month
and a half. The last time out the
boys got three doubles, shooting three
times during the day a pair of hawks
simultaneously.
The fifteen inch tile laid from the
Marsh run ditch to the National quar
ry’ will prove a great benefit to the
quarry fishing in the future. The
Marsh run has been dredged out to
a point above the county line bridge
and a small 30 inch dam installed in
the stream at a point opposite the A.
C. & Y. Railroad station.
As a result of the dam in the Marsh
run, a fair sized stream of water al
ready runs thru the tile into the quar
ry. The tile, laid under the railroad
and quarry road, ends several feet
above the level of the quarry w’ater.
The Pirates could do nothing
wrong in racking up their fourth
consecutive victory, and ended the
evening with the amazing record of
having made good on 70 per cent
of their shots from the field.
Ada, no pushover, had won five
games before meeting Bluffton, and
in pre-game estimates it had been
“doped” that the two unbeaten out
fits probably would fight it out on
mare or less evenly matched terms.
Against Bluffton last Friday night,
however, Ada was in no way a
capable foe, with the Pirates romp
ing away to a 19 to 6 lead at the
quarter, and 'holding a 42 to 14
advantage at halftime.
It was in the third quarter that
the Hasson crew struck their most
amazing stride, however, for they
sent exactly 30 points swishing
thru the nets to lead 72 to 20 at
the close of the period.
Had it not been for the use of
substitutes in the closing quarter,
the red-hot Bluffton aggregation
probably would have run the score
up over the 100-mark, so badly did
they have Ada outclassed in the
closing minutes.
Three Bluffton players tallied more
than 20 points in the tilt. Schmidt
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WITH THE
The water level of the quarry is con- donated by her previously.
Running up the second highest
score made by any Ohio team so far
this season, Bluffton High eagers
handed Ada a stunning 94 to 27
drubbing last Friday night on the
Ada court.
SPORTSMEN’S CLUB
Bluffton High Cagers' Run Wild To
Beat Ada Bulldogs By 94-27 Score
sidenably lower than the Marsh run
and in high water a torrent of water
will pour thru the tile into the lake.
The Central Ohio Light and Power
Company has added the improvement
as an added measure in keeping up
the water level of the quarry and the
larger volume of water will aid in
lowering the water temperature.
After the war the sportsmen of the
community will benefit from the im
provement for this current of water
will aid greatly as a food source for
the fish. Microscopic organisms will
come thru the tile in vast quantities
and propagate in the warm waters in
the quarry. Thus the minnows and
small fish will have a food source
which will result in a more plentious
supply of food for the pan fish re
leased in the quarry' by the club. Al
though there is a screen on the creek
end of tile, the mesh is of sufficient
size to allow additional minnows and
craw fish to move thru the tile into
the quarry.
’Brer rabbit is taking the brunt of
things in the hunting area so far as
hunting goes. Now that duck, pheas
ant, and partridge seasons have closed
and a successful deer season conclud-
ed, Ohio nimrods have gazed at their
calanders to find that the cottontails
may be taken for a long time yet—
January 11 being the last day for
rabbit hunting.
The huge skin of a Canadian
timber wolf has been added to the
collection of wild life in the Sports
men’s hall. The wolf hide had been
mounted on a felt base and was used
as a throw rug placed before a fire
place. The animal was captured by
Dr. J. S. Steiner on one of his
hunting trips to Canada. The head
of the wolf is intact on the hide and
the gleaming fangs and ferocious
appearance makes one realize the
danger of an encounter with one of
these animals. The wolf hide was
given to the club by Mrs. Steiner as
an addition to the wild life collection
racked up 23 urkholder got 22 and
Fred Herrmann poured in 21 to
account for a total of 66 between
them.
All told the Pirates scored 44
times from the field, while Ada’s
harried basketeers were getting only
10 fielders during the course of the
evening.
Bluffton FG TP
Gratz, ..... ...... 4 1 9
Schmidt, ...... ........... .11 1 23
Zimmerly, f, ...... ... 0 0 0
Klassen, ... 2 0 4
Herrmann, ___ _—... 9 3 21
Basinger, ... 1 0 2
Burkholder, .......... 11 0 22
Loganbill, ................. ... 6 1 13
Koontz, ___________... 0 0 0
Totals _.44 6 94
Ada FG TP
Roberson, ______ __ ... 1 2 4
Arney, -------------------.„ 0 0 0
Derringer, ............... 0 1 1
Greenawalt, -----------... 1 1 3
Anspaugh, 4 2 10
Van Atta, ......... .......... 4 1 9
Baum, .............—.... ... 0 0 0
Totals ____________ 10 7 27
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Jacob Cotner of Lima spent Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Jennings.
The Farm Women’s Improvement
club entertained their husbands with
a Christmas party on Thursday even
ing in the school building. A gift
exchange and covered dish dinner
were held.
The Home Builders Sunday School
class of the Church of Christ had a
Christmas party on Wednesday even
ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Grant Barber. Those present were
Mr. and Mrs. Watt Barber and dau
ghter Rosella, Mrs. Emma Deitz, Mrs.
Ralph Vertner, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Van Meter, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Keif
fer, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Yant, Mr.
and Mrs. Marvin Reigle, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Merril
Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. Kent Amstutz,
and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Amstutz.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Pugh and son
Jack, Mrs. Ada Rowland and Mrs.
Edith Wolf attended the “Messiah”
held at Tiffin, Ohio, Sunday. The
Heidleberg Concert choir, of which
Marian I*ugh is a member, presented
the program at the Trinity Evangel
ical and Reformed church.*
The Vesperian Sunday School class
of the Methodist church held their
Christmas party and gift exchange
on Wednesday evening. A covered
dish dinner was served.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Anderson and
sons of Pandora, Mr. and Mrs. Don
ald Michael and children, Mr. and
Mrs. William Younkman and grand
son were Sunday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Phillips.
The teachers and junior superinten
dent of the Methodist church enter
tained the children at a Christmas
party Saturday afternoon in the
church basement.
LADY NEARLY CHOKED
WHILE LYING IN BED
DUE TO STOMACH GAS
One lady said a few days ago
that she used to be afraid to go to
bed at night. She was swollen with
stomach gas, which always got
W'orse when she went to bed, and
the gas would rise up in her throat
after she lay down and would
nearly choke her. She couldn’t lie
flat. Had tc prop herself up on
pillows. Recently this lady got
ERB-KELP and now says gas is
gone, stomach feels fine, bowels are
regular and she can go to bed and
sleep soundly.
ERB-HELP contains 12 Great
Herbs they cleanse bowels, cleat
gas from stomach, act on sluggish
liver and kidneys. Miserable people
soon feel different all over. Sc don’t
gc on suffering! Get ERB-HELP.
Hauenstein’s Drug Store.
Francis Basinger, D. D. S.
Evan Basinger, D. D. S.
Telephone 271-W
Bluffton, Ohio
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NEWS STAND
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHL
Fresh from their astonishing 94
to 27 victory over Ada, Bluffton
High’s undefeated eagers will meet
Rawson this Wednesday night in the
Bluffton gymnasium.
In this week’s game, Coach Rusj.,
sell Hasson’s outfit will be see^.^.g
its fifth successive victory Z oefore
the Christmas holiday recess cuts
short the first stage of the season.
Rawson, too, has been romping
thru a successful schedule of early
season play, and so far is unde-
The fans still are talking about that
spectacular 94 to 27 drubbing Bluff
ton High eagers handed Ada last Fri
day night at Ada ... In the contest
,the Pirates estalished a new all-time
Bluffton scoring record, and one that
is likely to stand for a long time
Previously Bluffton’s best score had
been in the “sixties,” and last week’s
assault was one of the few that comes
only rarely when an entire team
strikes a “red hot” streak
Another unusual feature of the tilt
was the fact that three Bluffton play
ers between them accounted for an
aggregate of 66 points Schmidt,
with 23 points, was high Burkholder
racked up 22, and Herrmann netted
21 during the course of the evening.
It was this trio, with Loganbill, who
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CHRISTMAS
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feated in th lotly conty ., ,,ck
county league.
Rawson last wep/f mastered
Arcadia, 42a^o92t, and a week earlier
turned.Liberty, 30 to 12. On
tj «isis of their play so far, the
invaders indicate they will bring
here a crew that is nicely balanced
on both offense and defense.
SPORTS IN SHORTS
Following the game with Rawson
Wednesday, the Pirates will not get
into action again until after the
close of the Christmas holiday re
cess.
got 13 points, that paced the whirl
wind attack, in which Bluffton made
good on 70 per cent of all shots from
the field ....
Ada also will not soon forget the
drubbing, and when the Bulldogs come
here for a return tilt in January plen
ty of fireworks can be expected
Previously to last week’s melee, the
Ada crew had been undefeated, scor
ing victories over five of the best
teams in this area, and revenge for
the 94 to 27 setback will probably be
the one thing they will be seeking
above everything else in the remaind
er of the season.
Western Buckeye league play got
under way last week, with Bellefon
taine, defending champs, turning back
MeMuj,
ClutiAimaA.
The Gray and White-Co.
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IN THE GOOD OLD
AMERICAN WAY I
FROM THE MEMBERS OF THIS ORGANIZATION I
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Kenton, 37 to 34, at Kenton .Wa
pakoneta, in a non-Ieague game, beat
Cridersville, 33 to 19 and St. Marys
lost to Coldwater, 29 to 26 Over
in Hancock county Rawson drubbed
Arcadia, 42 to 21, and Mt. Cory lost
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-s& And time to be remembering
folks like you who remember
us all year ’round with your
patronage and friendly good
will.
Please accept our sincere
thanks and good wishes and
may the coming twelve months
be bright and full of hope for
each of our friends.
STEI\Mt\ BROS. LIMBER I'll
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Aierry, Christmas
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With a promise to keep up our high stand
ards and courtesy. We strive to please
our friends and patrons at all times. 'j
THE BLIFFTII' HLITHEin III. I
Albert Winkler William B. Luginbuhl
IT’S CHRISTMAS
Let’s lay aside the problems of everyday life—
the cares and adversities that occupy our minds
throughout the other days of the year. Let’s cele
brate Christmas with a full realization of the true
meaning of the occasion. Let’s be happy! Let’s be
thankful!
As you enjoy the spirit of the occasion, please
find a place for our good wishes.. May you spend a
most enjoyable season.
O. O. ALSPACH & SON
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Agronomists at Ohio State Univer
sity advise farmers to procure field
seeds for 1944 as soon as possible.
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