THURSDAY. JUNE 15, 1944
Under onto Stites
As TOLD BY Tty CONSERVATION DIVISION
NIZE THAT WELL-COVERED
FENCE ROWS ARE GOOD IN
SURANCE FORTHEIR LAND-
PLANTS GROWING ALONG '//,
FENCES HELP TO HOLD MOIST- 6%
URE PREVENT EROSION-v
SHELTER MANY SONG BIRDS 4%
THAT AID IN THE KILLING
OF INSECT PESTS’
Open season on turtles
AND FROGS 73 /DEAITICAL
TO BASS SEASON*
Unleashing a barrage of 18 hits
in their first game of the season, the
Triplett softball team smothered Ada
last Friday night, 15 to 3, in a game
played on the Ada diamond.
Leading Bluffton’s free hitting as
sault were Bert Swa»k, who rapped
four safeties in as many times at
bat, Fred Swank with a home run
and two other hits, and Norm Trip
lett and Russ Gratz, each of whom
got two hits in four trips to the
Bluffton started garnering its runs
early in the fray, getting two in the
second inning on successive singles
by Bert Swank, Anderson and Ba
Continuing their assault in the
third inning, the Triplett team got
four more runs, and five additional
tallies were made in the fourth.
Bluffton’s remaining four runs were
scored in the seventh inning.
Maynard Geiger and Timer Spaeth
shared the hurling assignment, with
Don Ream doing the catching. Coach
Jess Manges had an opportunity to
see 15 members of his squad in ac
tion against the Ada outfit.
Betty Jean Vorhes of Lima spent
several days at the home of Mr and
Mrs. D. P. Hall.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Eversole and
daughter of Bluffton, Mrs. Wanda
Bart^iolemew of Lansdale, Penn., Mrs.
Munroe of Cairo, Mrs. Bess Hefner
and Mrs. Mollie Hefner were recent
callers of Mrs. Jennie Eversole.
Mr. and Mrs. F. 0. Beda of Lima,
Mr and Mrs. Edison Hall and family
of Lima were Sunday dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Doyt Hall.
Past Matrons of the Eastern Star
were served a two course lunch at
the home of Mrs. Fannie Bergman,
D. C. BIXEL, O.D.
GORDON BIXEL, O.D.
122 South Main St., Bluffton
Office Hours: 9:00 A. M-—5:30 P. M.
Evenings: Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. 7:00
to 8:00 P. M. Closed Thursday Afternoon.
MUNSON R. BIXEL, M.D.
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.
son IS OPEN
THE R/GHT START
CMER TUB INLAND
Triplett Softball Team Smothers
Ada, 15-3, With Barrage Of 18 Hits
The Triplett team’s second game
of the season also will be an out-of
town affair, with the crew playing
Pandora at that place this Wednes
Bluffton’s first home game will be
on Friday, June 23, when Cairo
plays the locals here at Harmon
field. On Friday, June 30, the strong
Routh Packers team of Tiffin will
Gratz .. ........................ 4 3 2
Berky .. _....................... ... 3 0 0
Triplett ....................... .. 5 1 2
F. Swank .............. 4 2 3
Eichenberry .......... ...... .. 3 2 1
B. Swank .................... .. 4 2 4
Anderson ...... ............... ... 3 1 1
Basinger ....................... 2 0 1
Ream .................... 2 2 1
Geiger .......... ............. 2 1 1
Spaeth .. ........ 1 0 0
Deppler ____ _____ __ 2 0 1
Lugibill ............ 2 1 1
Moser ....................... .. 2 0 0
Pratt .................. ........ .. 1 0 0
Totals ......... ... ......... 42 15 18
Ada .......... ........... ........ 28 3 6
Saturday evening. Members present
were Mrs. Ethel Heiser, Mrs. Daisy
Arnold, Mrs. Anna Cochensparger,
Mrs. Irene Boyd, Mrs. Elva McClure,
Mrs. Marie White, Mrs. Helen Green
wait, Mrs. Rose Stevenson, Mrs. Susie
Turner, Mrs. Madge Urich,' Mrs.
Martha Hiett, Mrs. Nelle Hyre and
Mrs. Grace Vorhes. The following of
ficers were elected for the year: Pres
ident, Mrs. Marie White, Vice Presi
dent, Mrs. Helen Greenwait, Secy.
Treas, Rose Stevenson.
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Patterson and
children of Lima were Sunday guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Dorance Thompson.
The Olive Williams Missionary so
ciety met in the church parlors of the
Congregational Christian church, on
Thursday afternoon. Members pres
ent were: Mrs. Louise Cloore, Mrs.
Lola Long, Mrs. Bertha Thayer, Mrs.
Bess Hefner, Mrs. Pearl Williams,
Mrs. Etta Skinner, Mrs. Hazel Hef
ner, Mrs. Joanna Munroe, Mrs. Belle
Taylor, Mrs. Inez Lippincott.
Miss Lillian Desenberg was a Sun
day dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Shadley of Ada. Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Fegley and children of Magnetic
Springs were week end guests.
Mrs. Oscar Bogart of Orlando, Fla.,
Mrs. Florence Bogart, Mr. and Mrs.
Harl Mann of Bluffton were Sunday
afternoon callers of Mr. and Mrs. B.
S/Sgt. Kenneth Clum of Canal
Zone is spending a furlough with has
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Clum.
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Rodeo Coming to Bluffton
Rodeo days are here again and
Bluffton will have an exciting real
drama of pony express days in a
thrill packed program to be given
on Harmon Field on the 4th of July.
The roundup of equestrian events
will be held in front of the stadium
at 8:00 in the evening.
Bluffton has one of the best lighted
fields in northwestern Ohio and a
multitude of horsemen and horse
women in Ohio, Indiana, and Michi
gan are expected to compete for the
ribbons and $200.00 in war bonds and
The first rodeo of the season
sponsored by the Buckeye Western
Horse Ass’n at Tiffin a few days
ago was a huge success and a throng
of over 4000 people jammed the fair
ground grandstands for the occasion.
Arrangements are being rapidly
completed to have these bronco bust
ing, hard riding horsemen here for
the Bluffton Fourth of July celebra
A variety of fancy and trick tiding
will be the order of the day and the
THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON, OHIO
Happenings Affecting Woods, Waters and Wildlife
By THE BLUFFTON COMMUNITY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB, INC.
experts and amateurs at bull dogging
steers and roping calves will have a
A horseshoe of roses will be
awarded the grand champion of the
evening, the selection of the winner
to be made by a point system.
Co-chairmen of the event are Wil
bur Frantz and Silas Diller. The
program to be sponsored under the
auspices of the Bluffton Saddle
Horse Club, the Bluffton Community
Sportsmen’s Club, and merchants and
firms of our community.
Bass Season Opens
The anglers of the community are
anxiously awaiting the opening of
bass season this coming Friday.
Fishing at the local quarries has been
stalemated for the past few weeks—
the-fish going on a strike, but not
at the flies, worms, and minnows
offered by the fishermen.
The Buckeye will be the scene of
an invasion over the week end for
this scenic lake has been restocked
heavily by tne Sportsmen’s club the
past several years. The fact that
only 2 tagged blue gills of the 25
that were banded have been captured
this year gives an indication as to
the number of these finny creatures
still inhabiting the quarry.
For the third straight week no
tagged bass or blue gills have been
snagged from the Buckeye and the
fishing contest sponsored by the dub
and merchants will be the big draw
ing factor for fishing at this particul
ar quarry. There are still 37 prize
winning fish waiting to be captured.
Song Birds Are Protected
The fact that some persons in the
community are thoughtlessly shoot
ing robins and other insectivorous
THE Victory Volunteer? He (er she) is someone in
^0Uf commun^ty”Pro^a^^ ft 8°°^ neighbor-*who is tak
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most important mission of the hour/J
America has asked you before to do soniethingmore
to smash Hitler and Tojo? But now, in this 5th War
Loan Drive, you’re asked to go all-out with every
dollar you can scrape up—for war expenditures are
greater now than at any time since Pearl Harbor?
Double your War Bond investments? Inyegt—$£00—
$300—$400—more if you can!
Yes, it’| that important? This war is mounting in
fury every minute—as our fighting men plunge into
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songbirds within the corporation
limits has taused no end of conster
nation among the local sportsmen
and members of the boy scout troops.
One party is alleged to have killed
a number of robins said to be molest
ing cherries. The law says that
shooting of robins, bluebirds, cat
birds, woodpeckers, and other song
and insectivorous birds, is a federal
offense with a maximum penalty of
$500 in fines, six months in jail, or
both, according to the Director of
the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Shooting of fire arms within the
corporation limits subjects the of
fender to arrest and besides the kill
ing of song birds is not a sportsman
like thing to do.
Aside from their esthetic value,
birds are very useful in controlling
insect pests and are esonomically
important. Millions of bag worms
are consumed by these birds in our
community and to destroy our great
est asset for ridding the trees of
these worms is just asking for an
increase in the plague.
At this time of the year practical
ly every robin, male and female, is
busy feeding a nest of youngsters.
The slaughtering of the parent birds
means death by starvation by the
Let the youngsters also be remind
ed here that the use of sling shots,
BB guns and pump guns is bound to
get them into serious trouble if the
wanton killing of song birds is not
Club to Control Poison Ivy
Our good friend Oliver Diller at
Wooster has written to club mem
ber Ray Mumma in response to a
method for killing and exterminating
poison ivy other than the usual
OPEN YOUR DOOR AND HEART!
One of these volunteers may call at your farm soon—og fighting men. For their sake—and for the sake of your own future—.
open your door and your heart!
method of just continually mowing
the plant down.
Diller, who is associate state for
ester. says the ammonium sulfamate
is a very effective chemical in er
radicating the poisonous weed.
Twelve ounces dissolved in a gallon
of water is usually enough to cover
all the leaves in a square rod. Within
24 hours the leaves will wilt and
brown and die in a week. A second
application may be tried later if
some plants are missed on the first
treatment. This concentration is al
so effective in killing wild black
berries, ragweed, and Russian thistle.
Canada thistles require a pound to a
gallon of water.
Mumma plans to use the treatment
at the Buckeye quarry to erradicate
the vast growth of the ivy covering
the bank adjacent to the creek and
for clearing up other spots around
Pheasants Pull Corn? Try This—
A liquid preparation named Crow
Tox is sold by local stores that is
very effective in keeping crows and
pheasants from pulling up sprouting
Forest Herr says the treatment has
been used by him and his brothers
for a number of years and their
fields are scarcely bothered enough
to justify replanting.
The preparation is inexpensive
and a pint will treat at least 5
bushels of seed corn. Forest states
the liquid is sprinkled on the seed
as it is being stirred dry in the
basket. The grain can be planted at
In the Herr Bros, experience, the
birds will pull a treated hill or two
and then the depredations cease. The
boys have been so successful with the
treatment that they recommend the
method be tried in other heavily
populated areas. The preparation
does not kill the bird.
Always a Man
One can not always be a hero, but
one can ahvays be a man.—Goethe.
who fought and bled and died for you didn’t hesitate' Only by
answering “yes” to the Victory Volunteer—only by investing to
the limit—can you come at all close to matching the spirit of our
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War Bonds return you $4 for every $3 in 10 years.
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Biff KOBE THAN BEFORE
War Finance Committee for Allen County
This is an official U. S. Treasury advertisement—prepared under auspices of Treasury Department and War Advertising Council
farm equipment, machinery, and buildings.
Bonds will help win the Peace by increasing 4
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Mr. and Mrs. Myron Reichenbach
spent Sunday with his father Henry
Reichenbach and family of near
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Poe returned
Wednesday from a wedding trip in
Michigan. They are residing with
his mother Mrs. Margaret Poe of
Mrs. Myra Freeh and children of
Rawson spent Thursday with her
parents Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Habegger
and Garnie and Mrs. Kenneth Keller
Miss Jane Dukes is spending sev
eral days at Russell’s Point. The
trip is sponsored by the F. H. A.
of Mt. Cory school under the direc
tion of Miss Ebersole.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pearson and
children of Blanchard township and
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Harris called on
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rodabaugh
and daughters, Sunday evening.
The W. G. Carr home is being im
proved with asbestos shingles and
Children’s Day will be observed
at the Pleasant View’ church next
Sunday evening, June 18. A good
program has been planned by the
committee in charge.
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