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THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1944
Crow hunting season seems to be at
its peak locally with those men for
tunate enough to have rifle and shot
gun shells on hand having a great
time at the sport.
The stimulus for crow eradication
is the bounty offered by the Sports
men’s Club for the heads of these
dusky creatures. The directors of the
club are offering 25 cents for each
crow head and 2a cents for each hawk
head turned in during the campaign.
Harold Montgomery, Jess Manges and
Wilbur Niswander, club members in
charge of the program, haring been
authorized to pay $100 for bounty pur
poses. The campaign ends next De
Gail Mumma, club license sales di
rector, issued a reminder to all tak
ing up the sport to be sure and carry
their hunting license. The license is
sued last fall is still in force until the
last day of August of this year, so it
is not necessary' to procure a new one
to get in on the shooting.
Some of the club members are in
terested in building a blind for crow
shooting and E. C. Stultz has obtained
the stuffed owl from the hall with
plans to fasten the owl on a pole as
a decoy. If any farmer of the com
munity is interested in having a blind
constructed on his farm ,especially if
the crows have a flyaway over his
farm to their roosting grounds, let
member Stultz know and the boys
will be out some evening to look over
the setup.
Another reminder to you fellows in
terested in picking up a gun for next
fall’s hunting—now is the time to
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War is a long way from Ohio—but in
so many ways it’s mighty close to us.
Our men are fighting all over the world
—our factories and farms are produc
ing an endless stream of supplies our
troops depend upon. But even that
isn’t all it wouldn’t be enough!
We have so much more to do right
here in Ohio jobs that are up to all
of us, jobs that must be well done. In
the 4th War Bond Drive, for instance,
Ohioans bought $896,000,000 worth
33% above our quota—but we’re keep
ing right on buying more and more!
We’ve gladly given our money and
more than 583,000 donations of our
blood to the Red Cross—and hundreds
of thousands of hours of our time to
making surgical dressings and kits for
our men overseas.
We’ve supported and worked for the
U.S.O. and various war relief groups.
N. Main St. Phone 170-W
Happenings Affecting Woods, Waters and Wildlife
make the swap or purchase. To start
the ball rolling Arden Baker would
like to buy a 16 gauge gun. He has
nothing to swap, but says he has 12
sixteen gauge shells and needs a gun
to insure the bagging of six day’s lim
it of birds next fall.
A great deal of interest has been
created as a result of the fishing con
test sponsored by the merchants and
Sportsmen’s club. Every evening
there are many anglers at the Buck
eye quarry from all over the district
making an attempt to snag a tag
bearing fish. The past week three
more bands were turned in making a
total of 10 of the banded fish captur
ed. There are still 39 prize winners
swimming around in the quarry, or we
should say 38, for Spike Berry snag
ged a bass with a band and then later
on lost the band out of his pocket.
Tough luck, or perhaps it is good luck,
for the dealer sponsoring the prize.
Prize winners for the past week
were Fred Tschantz, who was lucky
in hooking a bass bearing band No.
9780z.which entitles him to a small all
metal tackle box given by Ed Waiter
mire, at the Gamble Store.
The ladies are proving to be just
as good fishermen as the men, for
Mrs. Emma Amstutz turned in band
No. 9799z taken from a nice bass
which entitles her to a $4.00 blanket
given by the Lape Company as the
prize for this particular fish.
Another blue gill has been hooked
bearing band No. 9775z. Mrs. Ran
dall Wentz caught it and is entitled
to a gallon of Sun Proof paint offered
by the Steinman Brothers Lumber Co.
This is the second blue gill carrying
a band that has been caught. There
are still 222 more prize winning blue
gills to be captured.
So the contest goes on and odds are
offered by many who are inclined to
think that not even half of the band
ed fish will be captured. There are
no entries yet in the weight contest
and some nice sized bass, blue gills,
and cat fish have been captured.
Prizes are also offered for the heav­
iest crappie, carp, rock bass, and sun
fish taken from the quarry. Later on
the fish may be also weighed in at the
bath house as well as Bigler’s and
Basinger’s Meat Markets. So weigh
those fish in—even a small fish may
win the cash award!
The Lima Bait and Fly Casting
Club will hold a casting tournament
at the Faurot Park pool on Sunday,
May 21st, 1944 at 2:00 P. M. Con
testants will use 5-8 and 3-8 ounce
casting plugs for the events. Troph
ies will be given to the winners and no
entrance fee will be charged. All bait
casters of the area are invited to par
Thruout the rest of the summer
casting will be held every Sunday af
ternoon at the Faurot Park pool and
bait and fly casters are invited to take
part in the recreation.
A friend from Camp Hood tells of
a new sport engaged in by the army
boys in the Lone Star State. Captain
Dale Zeisloft, home on furlough, has
had the opportunity to brush up on his
aff-hand firing with some of the other
fellows by taking to the field in a
peep for some jack rabbit shooting.
Using gas operated carbines the men.
were able to dust off the jacks as they
sped over the range. He says some
times the jacks were clocked at 30
miles per hour, and one day they
bagged a dozen of the speeding ani
It is not unusual for these western
hares to outrun hounds in the field.
To knock off these animals while
shooting from a bouncing car gives
the fellows excellent training and
does a service for the rancher at the
same time by eliminating a pest from
the country.
Do you have some sporting goods to
swap, sell, or give away? Or do you
have a good hound, pet cat, rabbit, or
other pet that you would like to give
a new home or swap? If you have,
this column offers its sendees in the
matter—just drop us a card in care
of the News.
We’ve built and maintained an efficient
Civilian Defense organization. We’ve
collected scrap and rubber, tin and fats.
Whatever has been asked, Ohio has
done and then some!
The men and_women of the Greyhound
Lines, like their felfow-citizens of Ohio,
have shared in al! of these activities.
They’ve also shared in the vital job of
moving wartime manpower—in uniform
or in work clothes. Greyhound buses—
by making near neighbors and good
neighbors of all the communities they
serve in this State by linking cities,
war plants, farm centers, and military
camps and bases are helping to keep
Ohio’s war efforts rolling toward Vic-
AT St-Marys fish
The best crappie fishing is where
you can find the schools, or where
someone else finds them.
An hour or two under these con
ditions is enough time to catch the
limit of 20 crappies per fisherman.
Here’s how to fish: Put out two
cane poles with not more than two
hooks on each, baited with small,
lively minnow’s. Set the bobber two
or three feet above the hook. When
the bobber trembles and plunges out
of sight, lift the pole quickly. It is
usually the sign that you have lo
cated a school of the fish.
under Ohio Stites
The limit of 20 crappies is a lot
of fish to clean and the task is not
an easy one at best. Two meq can
clean 40 fish almost as quickly as
one man can clean 20. One scales
the fish while the other performs the
surgical task. The little three-cor
nered fish scaler is best. When the
first man has removed the scales, the
second man lays the fish on its side
on a board.
A hunting knife is best for this
part of the cleaning. It should have
a very keen edge and a sharp point.
Insert the point of the blade at the
By N. F. Childers,
Department of Horticulture,
Ohio State University
If the present trend in w’eather
continues, most back yard fruit trees
should carry a heavy crop this year,
and the trees will tend to “bite off
more than they can chew”. As a re
sult, the fruits will run small in size
and some limbs which are carrying
a particularly heavy load of fruit are
likely to split and destroy a large
portion of the tree. A tree which
carries a heavy load of fruit one
year may be so weakened that it sets
only a light crop the following year.
These difficulties can be avoided by
spending one-half to one hour per
tree thinning the fruits. This is
done by using the thumb and fore
finger and pushing the fruit to the
side .of the limb. A popular method
for thinning peaches, which may
serve as well for apples, is to use
two broomsticks cut to lengths of
24 to 40 inches. Pieces of old rub
ber hose are pulled over the ends
and from one position in the tree,
the operator can knock off fruits
within his reach.
For apples and peaches, the clus
ters of two to four fruits should be
broken first, leaving only one fruit
Pleasant View
Mrs. David Carr is visiting her
husband, who is stationed in Ark.
Mr. and Mrs. Forest Kessler spent
the week end with relatives in Berne,
Mrs. Myron Reichenbach will at
tend the W. M. A. convention of the
U. B. church at Toledo, Thursday
and Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Forney and
little daughter of Forest and Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Harris spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Donald Harris
and little son.
Mr. and Mrs. Arden Zimmerly
spent Thursday evening with their
daughter Mr. and Mrs. George Clap
per and daughter.
Word has been received by friends
here from Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wilson
of Camp Maxie, Texas, that Mr.
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With bass season closed, Bluffton
anglers are fishing for crappies.
Good catches of both white and
black crappies may be expected this
spring and because of the schooling
habits of these fish they will be
caught more readily and in larger
quantities than any other Ohio fish.
Most anglers prefer small minnows
as bait. Standard equipment is a
long cane pole, a line of the same
length or slightly longer, a No. 6
hook, small lead sinker and the
smallest, lightest bobber available.
Thinning Of Fruit Recommended To
Prevent Damage To Tree Branches
Bluffton Fishermen Are Out For
Crappies As Bass Season Closes
foreward base of the dorsal fin and
cut deeply along the entire fin. Turn
the fish over, insert the point of the
knife again at the rear base of the
top fin and cut toward the front. If
the knife is kept at a slight angle
during the cutting the entire dorsal
fin will lift out.
The next operation is to insert the
point of the knife just above the
first fin behind the gills (the pectoral
fin) and cut straight back above and
beyond the anal fin (the last fin next
to the tail). Turn the fish and make
a similar cut on the other side but
starting at the anal fin and ending
at the pectoral fin.
Now use the blade of the knife
next to its handle and starting at
the base backward and downward
just behind the gills and ending
when the backbone is severed. Catch
the head of the fish in one hand and
the body in the other and bend the
head downward. If the incisions
have been made properly the head
will come off, taking with it the en
tire belly of the fish and most of the
entrails as well as all bottom fins.
The cleaning job is complete ex
cept for the removal of a heavy V
shaped bone connecting with the
backbone and the ribs of the fish.
Cut the bone loose from the ribs,
then twist and pull It loose from the
back bone. With it will come a
“blood clot” lying along the back
bone. The removal of this is im
portant to the flavor of the fish.
The entire cleaning operation,
w’hen one has become adept with a
sharp knife, should require from
half a minute to a minute for each
fish, provided two men w’ork together.
per cluster. The fruits along a
limb which is heavily covered should
be thinned to one fruit every six or
eight inches of wood. A tree which
is reasonably vigorous in growth and
w’hich is adequately supplied with
nitrogen and mulch material may
carry somewhat more fruits. On a
scientific basis, it is generally re
commended that one fruit be left
for every quarter foot of leaf sur
Plum trees will benefit from thin
ning in heavy crop years. The fruits
of the plum should be thinned to a
distance of about two to three
inches. Cherries are not thinned.
Apples which tend to set particular
ly heavy crops and require special
attention in thinning are Yellow
Transparent, Wealthy, Early McIn
tosh and York Imperial. Among the
peaches, the Rochester, in particu
lar, benefits from thinning.
Thinning can be accomplished to
some extent in the pruning process.
Peach trees should be pruned every
year. Apple trees should receive at
tention at least every two years. The
annual pruning of grapes, raspber
ries, blackberries, and others of the
brambles usually takes care of the
thinning requirements.
Wilson has been promoted from
Corporal to Sergeant.
Mrs. Herbert Howell and little
daughter and Miss Ruby Howell are
visiting the former’s husband who is
now stationed in Kansas.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Cramer and
little son of West Independence,
Mrs. Dale Philipps and little daugh
ter of Fostoria, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Phillipps, Jr. and children of Ada
and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Basinger
and sons of Columbus Grove spent
Sunday with their parents Mr. and
Mrs. L. M. Wynkoop. The occasion
was in honor of the birthday anni
versary of Mrs. Basinger, Mrs. Dale
Philipps and little Sandra Philipps.
Staff Sgt. Mary Jane Carr of
Wright Field Dayton is spending a
two weeks furlough with her parents
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Carr.
News Want-Ads Bring Results.
Tuesday, May 8. 1919
With «yes aglint and faces bron
zed by long exposure to overseas
sun and wind, 440 veterans of the
Rainbow Division paraded thru Bluff
ton’s business section, Tuesday noon.
The men composed the headquarters
and supply companies of Battery A
of the 150th Heavy Field Artillery,
an Indiana unit on its way to Camp
Taylor to be demobilized.
Arriving at the Presbyterian
church park from a special train on
the L. E. and W. the troops were
fed from long tables of food pre
pared by the local Red Cross.
While the troops were enjoying
their luncheon the regimental band
played for the benefit of a huge
throng of people gathered to witness
the spectacle.
The task of feeding the 440 husky
fighting men was accomplished in
less than three hours and the Hoosier
boys said they could not have had
a more royal welcome in their own
Wilbur “Shorty” Potee Bluffton’s
hero of the Rainbow division is ex
pected to arrive home this week
honorably discharged from Camp
Sherman, wearing three gold service
stripes on his left sleeve, denoting
18 months service overseas.
The 166th Infantry of which he is
a member received a tremenduos
ovation when they paraded in Colum
bus. Potee who enlisted in July 1917
saw active service in France in the
battles of Chateau Thierry, Cham
pagne, St. Mihiel, and the Argonne
Forest, came thru the encounters
without a wound despite the fact that
only a few of the original 166th
returned from the engagements.
A memorial service for Willis Nus
baum who was killed in France was
Bluffton In First World War
What Happened Here Twenty-fire Years Ago This Week
$ZOO CASH. You can have it right away. Use
it on your farm to good advantage. Repay
after harvest next fall. Special low-cost loans
for farmers. Write or stop in. Hours 9 to 5
or longer.
202 W. Market, Lima. Ohio
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Phone 73511
held in the Reformed church. The
services were in charge of Rev. Eli
Hershey of Lancaster, Pa.
A German gas mask and a hand
grenade which were picked up in
France has been received by Dave
Bixel from his son Gordon who is
in the service.
Ray Staater, who arrived in New
York from France last Month with
a hospital unit, has been sent to
Camp Taylor where he will be dis
charged from the service.
Vernon Ramseyer of Pulaski, Iowa,
who has been serving with the 88th
division in France returned Friday
to Bluffton College to resume his
Martha Diller, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Benjamin Diller arrived here
Monday from France where she has
been serving as a nurse in a base
Myrl Alenander, who was recently
discharged after fifteen months
service, will leave next month for
Montana to take charge of his
government farm. He spent two
years on the farm before entering
the service.
One of the boys of the Rainbow
Division lost his wallet with all his
savings from service overseas while
parading in Bluffton with his divi
sion. The wallet contained $226.
Phares Nusbaum, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Dan Nusbaum, returned Satur
day, honorably discharged from the
army. The young man was with the
332 regiment which served in Italy.
Word has been received from Ed
Lora that he has arrived safely in
Hiram Welty is stationed at Camp
Warren Kidd and Klay VanMeter
of France arrived safely in the states
it was learned this week.
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