THURSDAY, JULY 13. 1914
The rodeo is over and a good job
was accomplished. To all the com
mitteemen who gave their time to
put over the show we extend
hearty thanks. In the opinion of
Judge Ted Case the field for the
display of horsemanship was the
best set-up he has ever encountered
in his years of judging. There is
no doubt in the minds of all that
no better evening could have been
made to order. The brilliance of the
lighting system accompanied by a
full moon made a splendid setting
for such an enjoyable entertainment.
The number of entries in the
events far surpassed the expecta
tions of the committee in charge
and the chute men were taxed to
the limit to handle the throng of
horsemen eager to engage in the
The treasurer, Dallas Berry, urges
all bills for the affair to be turned
in immediately for payment. Final
meeting of the Saddle club and
Sportsmens club to settle the busi
ness affairs of the Rodeo will be held
Friday, July 21, 8:30 P. M., at the
Dam Again Operating
The term “Water over the dam”
expresses the situation exactly at
the stream dam at Harmon Field.
Due to the ambition of a good many
club members the concrete dam
constructed several years ago has
a new gate and with the permission
of the council the dam has been
closed as a permanent proposition.
The old gate turned up missing
some time ago and for nearly a year
the dam was of no value. Now since
the dam is again closed off per
manently and a new iron gate provid
ed the reservoir back of the dam is
again completely filled with water.
This basin of water measures ap
proximately 4 feet deep at the dam
and extends nearly 150 feet beyond
Dams like these are of vast im
portance in drought times such as
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.
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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.
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I CONSERVATION AFFAIRS Off
Happenings Affecting Woods, Waters and Wildlife
By THE BLUFFTON COMMUNITY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB. INC.
we have been experiencing the past
three weeks for not only is there a
supply of water on hand for water
ing stock, but also considerable
support is given the rapidly lowering
water table in this area. The new
body of water offers many opportuni
ties for fishing purposes and plans
are under discussion for restocking
the body of water.
The construction of the new gate
is unique, for a slide bar has been
made at the bottom which permits
the flushing of silt from the stream
bed back of the dam if the occasion
ever demands. The water at present
is flowing over the gate in a steady
stream 3 to 4 inches in depth and
60 inches wide. This flow is ample
to keep the stream bed below in a
The 60 inch inch metal gate
for the dam was constructed and
designed under the supervision of
R. A. Shumaker, chief engineer at
the Central Ohio Light and Power
plant here at Bluffton.
The installing of the gate and im
proving of the stream bed below
and above the dam is under the
management of Ray Mumma, club
director in charge of stream improve
ment. Assisting Mumma on the
project are Jess Manges, Harley
Augsburger, William Dally, C. V.
Stonehill, Donivan Stratton, Win.
Edwards, Evan Herr, and Gerald
An additional dam will be con
structed in the stream near the
college avenue bridge adjacent to
Harmon Field. This dam will be of
low height to provide a minnow
spawning area. Such a dam will
keep the sewage from the stream
below the bridge from backing up
in the stream along Harmon Field
during periods when the water level
has fallen off.
Minnows For Sale
Remember folks there is an ample
supply of minnows on hand at all
times at the Buckeye Quarry. The
life guards are the dealers for live
bait and have agreed to keep bait
on hand at all times as a convenience
for club members.
Fishing Contest Still On
How about it you fisherman, are
you going to let those bass and
blue gills at the Buckeye quarry
make a bunch of suckers out of you?
To date only 14 of the 49 prize
winning tagged fish have been
Remember, all you have to do is
catch a fish with a tag on it, take
the band to Gail Mumma, contest
director, and you will be given a
receipt authorizing the collecting of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips had
as their Sunday evening dinner
guests Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Younkman
and grandson Bernard Gratz. Even
ing callers were Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Younkman and daughter Sharon.
Mr. and Mrs. Winston Jennings
and son spent several days last week
with the latters parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Watt of Lima.
Mrs. Mary Kolter of Zanesville is
spending a week with her daughter,
Mrs. Cleo Garau.
Mr. and Mrs. Orton Stratton en
tertained Wednesday for Mrs. Cath
erine Bell and daughter of Columbus
Grove, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Strat
ton and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Brauen and
family called on Walter Garmatter
of Rawson, Sunday evening.
W. S. C. S. of Pleasant Hill church
will meet Thursday evening with a
covered dish supper at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. George Huber.
Robert Basinger and family were
afternoon callers Sunday of Mr. and
Mrs. Lamarr Basinger.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Stratton call
ed on Mrs. John Fett, Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. Orton Stratton called
on Clara Jennings of Beaverdam,
James Stratton, Seaman 1 c, is
spending his leave with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stratton. His
leave extends from July 4 to July
18. Seaman Stratton has received 3
stars for taking part in major
combat zones. He serves on a cargo
I ship that takes food through to the
islands in the South Pacific. Some
of the places he has been in are
New Guinea, Australia, Gilbert Is
I land, Xmas Island, Ellice Islands
and to Hawaiian Islands several
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stratton
had as their week end guests: Dr.
and Mrs. J. J. Sutter of Wooster,
Mr. A. J. Perry of Glendale, Calif.,
Mrs. Earl Evans and children of
I Sandusky, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Mil
i ler of Lima.
Mrs. Mabel Jennings entertained
I the following Monday afternoon in
I honor of her son Rodney’s loth birth
I day, Don Oates, Marlene and Dan
ny Gleason. Margaret Faze, Carolyn
I Basinger, Mary Nell and Billy Hess.
Callers in the C. M. Gleason home
the past week have been Mr. and
Mrs. John Garlinger, Mr. and Mrs.
Russell Huber, Claribel Owens,
the prize from the sponsoring mer
One opportunity slipped by for
George Carmack offered an extra
premium of two dollars if his fish
was caught before July first. There
is still an opportunity for this fish
has not been caught yet and is now
worth three dollars and a pair of
This is just a sample of the many
prizes awaiting the lucky angler.
Consult the chart of prize winners
in the News window for the many
prizes still offered.
Fishing has been good at the
Buckeye quarry the past week. Carl
Mumma in the act of testing out
some new home made plugs snagged
a 13 inch bass near the landing by
the pump hole.
Several good size bass were caught
and one of sufficient size to be
entered in the weight contest. John
Lenney of Beaverdam hooked a
bass measuring IT's inches on a
jitterbug. The big fish weighed 2
pounds and 15 ounces. This prize is
entered in the contest. The fish was
caught the evening of July 3rd.
Last Friday night Lenney nearly
duplicated the feat when he snagged
another lunker nearly the same size
In addition to these catches a few
good sized blue gills and channel
cat fish have been taken from the
In the weight contest the fish may
be weighed in at any store or at
hither meat market. Have the weight,
day, name of dealer and fisherman
nnd the kind of fish recorded in
duplicate. The fisherman keeping a
copy and the dealer will turn a
copy over to a club director.
Prizes are offered on the heaviest
bass, crappie, blue gill, catfish, sun
fish, rock bass and carp caught
from the Buckeye quarry during the
contest which closes this fall.
Four young coon were seen on the
road near the Amos Klingler farm
after the Rodeo. Kenneth Dearth
stopped the car while the youngsters
got out to admire the young animals.
Dean Dearth said the little coons
were so unafraid that he was able
to pick one up and pet it before
they all scampered away.
Boy Fishing Champ
A 10-year-old boy put older fisher
men to shame when he placed third
highest in the nation-wide list of
big fish caught during 1943. The
youth, Bradley Underwood of As
toria, Oregon, caught a 58-pound
salmon during Astoria’s salmon
derby last year.
Betty Faze, Margaret Brauen and
Pvt. Walter Booth is home on
furlough which expires about the
15th of July. He tells us the climate
of Arizona has sure got the climate
back here beat a mile. He really
notices the change in the tempera
ture—but is glad to be home.
Norval Scoles who has been
seriously ill at his home is somewhat
improved. His wife, Lillie, has been
removed to the home of her daugh
ter in Ada.
Callers in the Lyman Barnes home
the past week were: Mr. and Mrs.
Dale Spar and son Ralph, Ada Carl
Barnes, Akron James Phillips and
family of Lima, Ernest Nixon, Ada
Richard Clark, Jake Traucht, Mrs.
Ida Stratton, Clara Welty and little
niece Joyce Knapt of Berne, Ind.
Cleo Garau, Betty Jean and Roy
Dean Blosser were callers Monday
afternoon of JaAnn Barnes.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Faze and child
ren calk'd Sunday afternoon on Mr.
and Mrs. John McKinney of Elida.
Recent visitors in the Faze home
were Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Welty,
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Barnes and
Miss Dorothy Jennings of Lima
spent the week end with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jennings,
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Younkman, Mrs.
Earl Winegardner and daughters
Carol Ann and Lu Ellen, Mr. and
Mrs. Alton Younkman, Roberta
Younkman spent Sunday with Mrs.
Guy Younkman’s brother, Lawrence
Stauffer at Ottawa Lake, Mich.
War and industry still is cutting in
to Ohio 4-H club enrollments. Pre
liininary reports state leader W .11.
Palmer show 37,551 boys and girls 11
rolled in clubs in "2 counties, as com
pared with a membership of 38,854
those counties in 1943. The members
are working harder than last year,
and both boys and girls are carrying
more projects than in 1943.
Reports from U. S. farmers on the
number of sows to farrow this fall in
dicate the reduction in fall litters ad
ded to the decreases last spring will
bring the 1944 total pig crop 25 per
cent below the 1943 total and that this
year’s production also will be less than
the total for 1942.
Kentucky’s 1944 bluegrass seed har
vest is slightly less than the 1943 cifrp
and is only about half the 1938-42
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
under onio Sides
fishing for bass
IS ONE OF THE MOST
DURING HOT WEATHER*
WATER THAT YIELDS NO
FISH DURING THE DAY
OFTEN IS GOOD AT NIGHT1
We understand Rev. Clayton Stein
er, returned missionary, expects to
enter the ministry for a while. Rev.
Steiner and family live in the house
recently bought by Elmer Baumgart
R. I. Esmonde is receiving training
at the U. S. Naval Training Center,
Great Lakes, Ill.
The Pandora park recreational com
mittee consists of Charles Reese,
president Harry Cahill, vice presi
dent Evelyn Hilty, secretary-treas
Mrs. Stephen Mon ay and little son,
accompanied relatives from Kalida to
Benton, III., for a week’s visit.
The mailing of Xmas packages to
overseas soldiers is set from Sept. 15
to October 15. No food or clothing
are to be sent. The packages not to
exceed five pounds in weight and to
be 15 by 36 inches complete. Pack
ages to be packed in metal, wood, cor
rugated fiber board, tied with strong
Vincent Schumacher who recently
graduated from the Indiana Technical
college at Ft. Wayne, has become a
member of Uncle Sam’s Army.
Miss Mary Schey, a Pandora grad
uate, was awarded a high school honor
scholarship by Capital university at
Mrs. J. C. Reese and Miss Harriet
Krohn who have been visiting at the
Dr. Waldo Sutter home in Waterville,
are expected home this Thursday.
Miss Phyllis Basinger is spending
her vacation at the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Clent Basinger.
Phyllis is a student at Oberlin col
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reese received
a letter from their son, Robert, dated
June 19th from France, last week.
Rev. H. L. Mitchell, pastor of the
Missionary church here has been re
assigned to his pastorate.
Mrs. R. A. Krohn and sister, Miss
Zoa Frantz, the latter of Ramesaeleur,
Ind,, visited the P. W. Krohn family
in Detroit, the past week.
The Myron Hilty family spnt Sun
day at Toledo.
Henry Hilty fell off the roof at the
Frutchy house which he was repair
ing and cracked several ribs.
Recently looking for cotton material
for house dresses—we concluded that
a good many women are doing their
own sewing, as material has gotten
very scarce. Not much to be had and
most of it coarse like in men’s work
Pandora grange gave the traveling
program at Sharon grnge Friday
Miss Mlinda Neiswander visited the
Leslie Basinger family at Fostoria
the past week.
Miss Ruth Bixel, who taught two
years at Greenville, Hl., was hired as
head of the music department at
Grace Bible Institute, Omaha, Neb.
Miss Bixel is home for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Iner Basinger spent
the past week in Michigan.
Wayne Trostle and fan ily of Cleve
land spent the week end with their
parents Mr. and Mrs. M. I. Trostle.
Mrs. M. D. Headington and little
son Danny of West Orange, N. J. will
SNAKES 4«E NOT
Bluffton’s undefeated Triplett soft
ball team will resume play this week
after a two weeks layoff in games
against Pandora here and Columbus
Grove at that place.
The tilt with Pandora will be
played on the Harmon field diamond
at 7:30 p. m. this Wednesday, and
the visitors will come here hoping to
gain revenge for an early season
setback suffered at the hands of the
Columbus Grove got away to a
slow start this season, but the team
has a good record since play was
started, and the locals will encounter
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Snavely and
family of Sylvania spent the week end
with the Hiram Kohli family.
We have heard people say there are
many more leaves on the trees this
year due to the wet weather of last
found only on
Triplett Softball Team To Play
Pandora Here Wednesday Night
let others I
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stiff opposition when they play there
In their first three games this
year, the Triplett softballers scored
two wins over Ada and one over
Pandora. A game with Rputh Pack
ers, of Tiffin, was postponed a week
ago when one
the Routh pla
route to Blufft
s broke down en
The playoff will
a game at Harmon
No game was scheduled for the
Triplett team last week because of
the Fourth of July vacation at the
arrive Thursday for several weeks’
visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. D. Steiner and relatives at Mans
field and Findlay.
Mrs. Charles Grothaus will act as
secretary for the Hancock County
Board of Education accepting that
position just recently.
Miss Margaret Hilty was home
from Old Fort last week end.
Verne McClintock spent several
days last week with his mother at
David Diller is visiting his aunt,
Mrs. A. H. Morehead and family in
New York City.
John Culp and George Stoody are
taking treatment for spots on their
lungs in a Veteran’s hospital, at Mt.
Twes This Way
By LYLE SPENCER
Western Newspaper Union.
OTTON is harvested today ex
Y-'' actly as it was when Eli Whit
ney invented his cotton gin way
back in 1793. Negroes shuffle among
the cotton plants, plucking the fluffy
bolls by hand and stuff them into
huge bags they drag behind them.
The ordinary worker picks about
a hundred pounds of seed cotton
a day, for which he receives about
Great strides have been made in
harvesting other crops. But in cot
ton little progress has been made
since Revolutionary times.
Now, John and Mack Rust, two
farmer boys from Texas, have just
brought out a machine to pick cotton
automatically. Engineers have
been trying to build such a machine
for 80 years. The International Har
vester company is supposed to have
spent $3,000,000 on cotton-picking re
search. If the Rust brothers suc
ceed, it will be the greatest in
vention of this decade.
John Rust got his idea for the
picker watching his grandmother
at her spinning wheel. She moist
ened her wheel to make cotton stick
to it. Rust uses smooth, wet spind
les to fan through the cotton plants,
picking clean each boll en route.
In trial tests, the Rust machine
has picked as much in an eight-hour
day as a diligent picker can gather
in an eleven-week season at about
half the cost. Cotton planters be
lieve that if the machine proves
practical, as they think it will, they
can grow cotton at a profit if the
price drops below five cents per
You can’t throw mud 'without get
ting your own hands dirty.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
THE CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK
OF BLUFFTON IN THE STATE OF OHIO, AT THE CLOSE OF BUSI
NESS ON JUNE 30, 1944. PUBLISHED IN RESPONSE TO A CALL MADE
BY THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, UNDER SECTION 5211,
U. S. REVISED STATUTES.
Loans and discounts (including $34.78 overdrafts) $ 345,447.00
United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed 1,054,588.56
Obligations of States and political subdivisions 246,695.49
Other bonds, notes, and debentures 52,311.55
Corporate stocks (including $4500.00 stock of Federal Reserve
bank) ........................ 4,500.00
Cash, balances with other banks, including reserve balance, and
cash items in process of collection ................. 849,463.13
Bank premises owned $14,150.00, furniture and fixtures $3,357.00 17,507.00
Total Assets $2,570,512.73
Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations $1,126,838.74
Tiqie deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations ....1,113,031.46
Deposits of United States Government (including postal savings) 10,237.50
Deposits of States and political subdivisions 72,849.00
Other deposits (certified and cashier’s checks, etc.) 51,042.03
Total Deposits $2,373,998.73
Total Liabilities $2,373,998.73
Capital Stock: Common stock, total par $75,000.00 75,000.00
Reserves (and retirement account for preferred stock) 6,692.12
Total Capital Accounts ,............................. 196,514.00
Total Liabilities and Capital Accounts $2,570,512.73
Pledget! assets (and stecunties loaned) :ook value) z
Other assets pledged to secure deposits ind other liabilities (in
eluding notes and bills rediscouritc/i and securities sold
under repurc iase agreement) .. ...................................... $35,500.00
Deposits sect red Iy pledged asstyts pursuant to require
ments oi law ........................................ $72,849.00
Total ......... ........................................ $72 R49 (X)
State of Ohio, County of Allen, ss:
I, E. C. Ronu-S5 shier of the alxve-named bank, do solemnly swear
that the above statement true to the Insst of my knowledge and belief.
M. M. Bogart, H. P. Huber, Noah Basinger, Directors.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of July, 1944.
202 W. Market, Lima. Ohio
Paul Schoenl-in, Mgr.
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