THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1944
Fishing rights for Buckeye quarry
were subleased to the Sportsmen’s
club for the coming season by action
of the Bluffton town council, Mon
day night. The council has the
Buckeye quarry leased from the
Central Ohio Light & Power compa
ny for swimming, fishing and general
recreational purposes under terms of
a five year agreement.
Fish Order Placed
After a good deal of investigating
the possibilities of purchasing fish
for restocking purposes at various
hatcheries the club directors decided
to place an initial order at the
Wayne Lakes Fish Hatcheries at
Greenville, Ohio. The fish restock
ing committee headed by Edgar Root
ordered 1500 six to eight inch blue
gills, 100 nine to jtwelve inch bass,
and 100 three to five inch fingerlings.
The cost of the order will approxi
mate $260.00 which includes trans
Many attempts have been made
this year to order squirrels and
finally after various attempts to
even get a reply from the game
farms we have received a letter from
the Sandhill Game Farms in Babcock,
Wisconsin. In the letter the
secretary stated the manager of the
farm had been drafted and at
present the activities at the game
farm were severly curtailed. The
firm will get under operation again
in a short time and at a later date
will quote us prices on upland game
birds and animals.
Club To Entertain F. F. A.
Plans are under way for the club
to assist as host to approximately
75 farm boys who are members of
the Future Farmers of America. The
meeting will be held on Thursday,
who live in
all day long,
and other wj
Happenings Affecting Woods, Waters and Wildlife
By THE BLUFFTON COMMUNITY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB, INC.
April 27, in the Sportsmen’s Club
Rooms. The F. F. A. boys of the
High School have invited all the
F. F. A. boys of Allen county to
the affair and Harrod, Lafayette,
Shawnee, and Bluffton will be rep
resented. These four schools are the
only schools in the county that main
tain an F. F. A. program.
Arrangements have been completed
for O. H. Neimeyer, Marion County
Game Protector, to give a short talk
to the boys. Motion pictures taken
by Neimeyer will be shown. Nei
meyer, whose residence is at Pros
pect, Ohio, is well known in sporting
circles as an excellent speaker. In
the April issue of the Conservation
Bulletin there is an excellent article
written by Neimeyer that appears on
Page 14. The members of the sports
mens club are welcome to attend the
meeting which will start at 8:00
p. m. in the club rooms.
Following the program the F. F.
A. boys will all leave the Sportsmen’s
hall and go to the high school for
games and refreshments.
Dogs are mischievous and the little
black, curly haired imp hanging
around Lige Cramer the other day
while he was working, was no excep
tion to the rule. Lige was busy
spading the garden and may have
noticed the strange pup, but he
should have kept his eye on the little
black rascal all the time, for when
Lige had his back turned the pup
grabbed up one of Cramer’s leather
topped gloves and tore out for parts
unknown. The last we saw the pup
was still running two blocks away
and taking the glove right along
A big crowd turned out at the
David 0. Steiner
Your Support Respectfully
Primary Election, May 9, 1944
David O. Steiner, Lima, Ohio
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Sportsmen’s mixer and Chicken
supper last week. The directors
took great pains to make the affair
one that would go down in history
as a first rate conservation meeting.
The speaker. Grover C. Hipp of
Liberty Center and Game Protector
from Paulding Co.*, gave one of the
best talks on conservation ever given
at our club meetings.
Motion pictures were shown and
a poem “An Apology To A Dog
That Knew What To Do”, written
by William Dally, was recited by
Dally and well received by the club.
Foster Roszman, fish management
agent for our District spoke at the
High School on Conservation during
the afternoon, and at the meeting
introduced the speaker.
The occasion was highlighted by
the appearance of the club rooms
which have been recently redecorated.
Crow and Hawk Control Program
Set in Motion
The club has appropriated $100.00
to be used for extermination of
crows and hawks. Harold Mont
gomery has been named as director
of the program and hunters are re
quested to turn in the heads of the
birds to Harold Montgomery, Wilbur
Niswander, or Jesse Manges. For
the first hundred crow heads turned
in and for the first hundred hawk
heads turned in the club will pay
25c per head. Payment will be made
on regular club meeting nights and
the hunter will receive a certificate
from the committee member entitling
the hunter to a bounty of 25c per
head for the number of heads turned
in. Payments will be made by the
Only club members may qualify
for the bounty to be paid.
TRIPLETT RECREATION HALL
As the Plant Bowling League goes
into the final round we find Team
No. 7 in the driver’s seat, followed
closely by team No. 1 and Team No.
8. The complete standing:
Team 7—A. Lewis ..........
Team 1—E. Griffith ___ .. 12 6
Team 8—C. Steiner ___ ..._11 7
Team 2—E. Cook .. ....10 8
Hearn 3—B. Swank ___ .. 10 8
Team 4—J. Bracy .. ...... .... 6 12
Team 5—F. Swank ...... .... 6 12
Team 6—H. Schmidt ___ __ 4
E. Griffith .............137 191 161
C. Fett _______141 175 146
Armentrout ..... 157 119 127
Wirauch ...... .......... 130 172 97
C. A. Triplett.......119 93 153
Bill 1 1
Team Average .. ...117
B. Swank ........... 144 146 139
G. Linden ............. 152 117 121
B. Mericle ........ 128 114 125
P. Eichenberry .. 143 107 123
L. Fenn ___ 101 112 108
Team Average .. 114 119 123
E. Cook .. ........... 144 111 119
H. Minck ...... ....... 101 145 87
L. Pratt ...... ....... 120 114 121
R. Spangler ........ 141 145 106
M. Reichenbach .. 78 107 117
J. Bracy ....... ........ 104 124 116
N. Triplett ....... 159 141 158
Sub.................. ....... 102 102 102
V. Moore ........ 139 109 181
C. Hilty ...... ...... 110 85 86
Team Average ... .123 112 129
F. Swank ............ 127 113 139
Sub...... ............... 102 102 102
D. Reams ........... 93 130 118
A. Lichtenwalter 90 102 105
J. Maxon _____ 128 135 146
Team Average .... 112 116 122
C. Steiner ______ .110 126 144
G. Noe ................ 95 105 92
J. Kennedy ____ .143 126 101
L. Basinger ___ .146 142 146
C. Michael .......... 135 126 107
III 1 IH II
Team Average __ 126 125 118
H. Schmidt _____ 117 129 138
M. Geiger ______ .156 114 103
E. Basinger ........ 87 101 121
C. Elliott .. .......... 123 144 131
L. Diller .............. 129 131 97
Team Average .... 132 124 118
A. Lewis .......... .... 127 131 136
P. DeLamater .... 138 156 147
F. Lingel 125 146 133
A. Burcky ...... .123 125 156
J. Garlinger ........ 122 109 109
1 II 1
Team Average .... 127 135 136
Francis Basinger, D. D. S.
Evan Basinger, D. D. S.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Miss Wanda Sutter of Pandora
will be Maid cf Honor to the May
Queen at Bluffton College May Dav.
Frederick Soldner also of Pandora,
is chairman of that day.
Funeral services for John C.
Poling of Ada, brother of Mrs. W.
C. Cummings of Pandora, wife of
the local M. E. church pastor, was
held Monday afternoon at Adu with
interment in the Woodlawn cemetery.
A number from the local M. E.
church attended the last banquet
meeting until next fall of the
Putnam county M. E. church Broth
erhood at Ottawa M. E. church,
Missionary Rev. James E. Boren
of Bangkok, Thailand, spoke to a
good sized audience at the Grace
Mennonite church Sunday evening.
He occupied the Presbyterian pulpit
at Columbus Grove Sunday morning
and Monday gave several talks in
Findlay and that community. Both
Rev. and Mrs. Boren were in an
internment camp in Thailand for six
months as war prisoners and were
returned to America as prisoners of
T. Sgt. Racine Warren, of Camp
Cooke, Cal., who is visiting his wife
and son Charles, who are staying
with the Carey Niswander family,
Bluffton was honored Sunday at a
family dinner at the home of his
sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs.
Lloyd Van Meter who live east of
Pandora. Those present besides Mr.
and Mrs. Racine Warren and son
were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Warren of Bluffton, Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Warren and sons, John, Rob
ert, James and Richard of east of
Bluffton, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Nis
wander, Dean Niswander, Mrs. Lydia
Ewing, Mrs. Dora Montgomery.
Amos Hilty of Pandora was named
to serve on the Putnam county petit
jury and John Reichenbach on the
second petit jury.
Rev. P. J. Boehr, pastor of the
St. John church, attended the con
vention of the Association of Evan
gelicals at Columbus several days
the past week.
Mrs. Sarah Zimmerly Hilty, one
of the older residents of this com
munity and wife of Henry Hilty,
passed away early Monday morning
from a paralytic stroke, which oc
curred Monday, April 10. The
funeral will be held at the Mission
ary church Wednesday afternoon
with Rev. H. L. Mitchell of that
church officiating. Interment will
be made in Pleasant Ridge cemetery
east of Pandora. Mr. Hilty, husband
and one son, Melvin Hilty Sr. sur
vive the deceased.
The senior class of Pandora high
have chosen “Annie Laurie” to be
presented in the school auditorium,
April 21-22, at 8 o’clock p. m. The
cast includes Janet Donaldson, Selma
Miller, Dorotha Grismore, Lois Geig
er, Phyllis Grismore, Dorothy Huser,
Frances Habegger, Odula Basinger,
Charles Boehr, Charles Alkire, Hiram
Kohli, Jr., Donavin Diller, David
Diller, Howard Diller and Gordon
Rev. H. L. Mitchell, pastor of the
Missionary church attended church
conferences at Chicago and Colum
bus, the past week.
Seaman Arthur Eisenbach was
recently home on a nine days fur
lough from Great Lakes, Ill.
Mrs. Duff Payne will entertain the
Bi-Centennial Club, Saturday even
ing April £2.
Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Weber of
Lima have announced the engage
ment and approaching marriage in
June of their daughter Juanita Ruth
to Harry Schumacher, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Noah Schumacher of Pan
dora. Harry is department manager
of the Pandora Dry Goods and
A number from here will attend
the Eastern Star inspection at Lima
Miss Marie Diller daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence Diller of Pandora
was presented with other students
by the Bluffton College Department
of Music in a recital recently.
Rev. Randall Rice, of the Ottawa
Missionary church occupied the Pan
dora Missionary church pulpit Sun
day morning during the absence of
Rev. H. L. Mitchell.
Merchant Marine Robert Amstutz
of Ann Arbor, Mich., visited his
grandfather P. A. Amstutz and other
relatives here several days last week.
Samuel C. Steiner, who lived near
the St. John church east of Pandora
died Saturday morning. Mr. Steiner
is survived by Misses Barbara and
Mary Steiner, sisters and one broth
er Elias, also a number of nieces
and nephews. Rev. Forrest Musser
will preach the funeral sermon,
Tuesday afternoon at the Grace
Mennonite church. Interment will be
made in Pleasant Ridge cemetery
east of Pandora.
Cpl. Sherwood Huser now’ has his
mail sent %Postmaster, New York
Vincent McClintock is now a Navy
Air Corps Lieut., and expects to be
stationed in Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Sommer spent
Sunday at Wapakoneta with Mrs.
Sommer’s sister, Mrs. Mary Gibson
and daughter Hortense.
Mrs. A. Henderson of Belleville,
Mich., is visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Schneck.
Trustees of the local telephone
exchange gave a farewell dinner re
cently at the Witteborg restaurant,
Columbus Grove for Mrs. Martha
Zimmerly, former exchange night
operator and bookkeeper, who will
leave soon for Doylestown, Pa., to
make her home. Those present were:
Mrs. Martha Zimmerly, Mrs. Gladys
Dorman, Mrs. Wilmer Gratz, Miss
Inez McAdams, C. J. Windau, John
Culp, Elmer Burry, Charles Reese,
Hiram Geiger, Lester Harkness and
One hundred and forty-three at
tended the Red Cross Silver Tea
held at the high school auditorium
Saturday afternoon. The offering
was thirty-four fifty of which twenty
nine dollars will be invested in Red
Cross bonds. Mrs. J. S. Steiner of
Bluffton, reported that the local
organization here have folded over
16,000 bandages at Bluffton Red
Cross headquarters in the last six
months. A splendid program was
given during the afternoon, after
which the guests w’ere invited to the
tea table, where Mrs. LeRoy Lemley
and Miss Grace Steiner presided as
sisted by their committee. The front
of the stage and beneath it was love
ly with its many flowers, and the
white picket garde fence with ivy
trailing over it. Two large American
flags stood guard at each end of the
SEEDS FOR SMALL AREAS
COVER ARE OFFERED TO
landowners again this
YEAR BY THE CONSERV-
WPS ARf Of
Maybe you’ve never had to call the fire
department maybe you never will.
But it’s a mighty comforting thought
to know that it’s there, ready night and
day to save you and yours from one of
man’s most treacherous and terrifying
The heroic work done by fire fighters
in so many of the towns and cities of
our Allies, which have been showered
with incendiaries and explosives, is
drama itself. The job of our own fire
men right here at home in Ohio may be
less spectacular but it’s no less impor
tant—particularly to us. Yet most of us
give little thought to this vital safeguard
of our everyday life until an emer
gency comes along.
There are 4,329 men in Ohio whose full
time job is the protection of lives and
property of the citizens of this State.
These are the regular firemen but
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stage, with the Red Cross on its
white background looking down from
the center of the decorations.
The local organization has made
their quota in sewing and knitting.
R. O. Shipe, Putnam County Red
Cross chairman and Mrs. Shipe were
present. Miss Margaret Kelley, also
of Leipsic, and secretary of the
county Red Cross gave an interest
ing account of the county work. Mrs.
Ward Grieb, of Findlay, gave such
an interesting review of the book “A
Friend in Court,” that many more
should have been present to hear it.
The Red Cross chorus under the
direction of Mrs. Iner Basinger gave
two splendid musical numbers, and
the girls quartette were much ap
preciated in the selection of the
“Spinning Song”. All in all it was
a very worthwhile program.
Ed Basinger and sisters, Pheobe
and Emma and Louis Risser and
sister Lena Risser attended the East
ern Star inspection at Bluffton, Fri
Evan Waltz and family of Mans
field, were week end guests of their
parents Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Waltz
who live south west of Pandora.
there are hundreds more who are ready
to do their share at a moment’s notice,
the volunteer firemen.
To all of these valiant men, we of the
Greyhound Lines pay sincere tribute.
We’re proud of these fellow-citizens—
thankful for them, too. And we feel
have at least one thing in common with
them. They’re fighting hard to improve
the safety record of our State and
are we. In these tense and busy days,
we feel that Greyhound, in providing
safe, convenient transportation between
this community and its good neighbors,
is also playing its part in making Ohio
a safer, happier place to live.
Mrs. Wilbur Henkle spent several
days with her brother, Marion Lones
and family of Findlay.
Mrs. Ada Shulaw, Mrs. Louise
Badertscher and Betty Badertscher
were Thursday guests of Mrs. Bertha
Desenberg and daughter.
Miss Ruth Alice Thompson of
Lima spent the week with Mr. and
Mrs. Dorance Thompson.
The Olive Williams Missionary
society of the Congregational-Chris
tian church met Thursday afternoon
at the home of Inez Lippincott. Other
members present were Mrs. Johanna
Munro, Mrs. Lola Long, Mrs. Pearl
Williams, Mrs. Helen Nulf, and
Mrs. Belle Taylor.
Mrs. Eva Andrews and Howard
Cook Jr. were Mondey evening guests
of Mrs. Josie Hall.
Past week callers of Mrs. Jennie
Eversole were Mrs. Delma Watt,
Mrs. Bertha Desenberg, Mrs. Loretta
Clure, Mrs. Chester Patterson and
family, Mrs. Inez Lippincott and Mrs.
Mrs. Bess Kenyon of Lima was a
Friday guest of Mrs. Louise Cloore.
Don Smith left Thursday for
Mrs. Mary Downhower of Lima
was a Friday guest of Mrs. Delma
Sgt. Perry Lester Downhower of
Los Angeles, Calif., visited friends
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Esh and child
ren of Rochester, New York, Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Adam of Lima, Mr.
and Mrs. Russell Guy of Harrod,
Mr. and Mrs. Clark Anspach, Mr.
and Mrs. John Shadley of Ada, Mr.
and Mrs. M. F. Sterns and children
of Olmsted Falls, were last week
callers of Mr. and Mrs. John Adam.
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