It is a 1
In small numbers,
valuable as a scavenger,
Water Snakes Are Among Most
Common Species Found In Ohio
ful if it could catch game fish un
less they were dying or injured.
Indeed, it seems that many of our
so-called “sportsmen” many of whom
complain the loudest about the “ra
vages” of the water snake, instead
of carefully removing the hook from
a fish’s mouth tear
gust and throw the
the water where it
prey to snakes and
such as old heads and
discarded by fishermen,
water snakes in small,
pools would doubtless
In the Monday assignment, the local
boys got their first break when Man
ager Roth of Tiffin elected not to start
Ken Altman, his team’s ace pitcher,
Trail at Start
At that, things looked unpromising
for Bluffton when Tiffin got away to
an early 2 to 0 lead, the result of H.
Agerter’s home run in the first inning
and three successive hits in the sec
Tiffin continued to lead, 2 to 1, un
til the fifth inning when Bluffton got
three more runs. Spaeth, first bat
ter, was safe on an error. After
MUNSON R. BIXEL, M.
For Vigor and Health—
include meat in your menu.
Always ready to serve you.
Fresh and Salt Meats
Triplett’s home field jinx over the
strong Routh Packers’ softball team
of Tiffin was continued last Monday
night, when the undefeated Bluffton
outfit trounced the visitors, 7 to 4, in
a game at Harmon field.
The victory ran Bluffton’s season
string to seven wins in a row, without
suffering a setback, and it was only
the second time Tiffin has been beaten
this year in nearly 20 games.
Triplett was decidely the underdog
in Monday’s tilt, for Tiffin has impres
sive victories over such teams as Fer
guson’s State Auditor’s generally rec
ognized as Ohio’s best team, and the
Napoleon team which was the state
champion last season.
Undefeated Triplett Softball Team
Turns Back Strong Tiffin Outfit, 7-4
tally until the third
singled, advanced to
erson walked, then
8:30-10 A. M.
7-8 P. M.
Office, 118 Cherry St.
Phone 120-F Bluffton. O.
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.
Francis Basinger, D. D. S.
Evan Basinger, D. D. S.
LOCAL AND LONG
Every Load Insured
this area not a single I galaxy
snake. It is beautifully! ^'s
with a black and white
item and below is a
vith two rows of black
to a scale, running the
farther from water than
feeds almost exlusively on earth I 1
water snakes have
it out in
this snake is
as it eats
Last Wednesday nigl
team walloped Cairo, 1
Bluffton field, after that outfit
also scored first in the contest.
v* u v I York players.
smelling musk which they emit when
greatly aroused or angered. The
musk glands are located at the base
of the tail. This is a
means of defense used by all spe
cies of snakes.
Two specimens of queen, two of
common water and one of Kirtland’s
snake will be on display in the News
office window Saturday night.
Gratz and Anderson flied out, he scor
ed on Triplett’s single, and Triplett
crossed the plate on Fred Swank’s
double deep into ’eft field. Swank
went on to third as the left fielder
bobbled the ball, and when
run of the inning.
Two more runs came in
stanza after two men were
singer and Reams hit safely, with Ba
riter with two
most other water snakes and is* ...
the current series, together with Koy
more aften found in open fields. It I 2 ,. XT
On Zoo Opera Bill
ressive errors then were made by the I Mr. and Mrs. John Mullenhour of
Tiffin team, permitting Spaeth and I Lima.
Gratz to get on base, and allowing I Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Malone of
Reams to score.
The final Triplett run came in the I and Mrs. Allen Watt
eighth. Bert Swank opened the in-1 Wednesday evening the W. S. C. S.
ning with a single, but was forced at I of the Methodist church met at the
second, with Basinger taking first on I home of Mrs. Ivalene Urich. Mrs.
a fielder’s choice. Reams then scored I Fannie Rergman gave the topic,
Basinger with a single, and later was I Medical work in Africa. The next
called out at the plate.
Spaeth Pitches Well
In the meantime, Spaeth was doing I were: Mrs. Hilda Badertscher, Miss
a fine job of hurling, and beginning I Georgia Fackler, Mrs. Josie Hall,
with the third inning he retired the I Mrs. Freda Arthur, Mrs. Bess Brack
visitors in order for six innings in a I ney, Mrs. Delma Watt, Mrs. Dale
row, facing no more than three men I Murray, Mrs. Fannie Bergman, Mrs.
Russ Gratz with a home run, triple
and double, and Fred Swank with daughter, Sue and
the Cairo pitcher.
hty Marietta”, perhaps
pular of all the bril
of Victor Herbert’s
Repleti» with sparkling and tune
ful melodies, “Naughty Marietta" is
attractin large audiences nightly
Leading roles are being sung by
Virginia Card soprano star of “The
Desert Song” and “The Merry
Widow”, two earlier attractions in
Cropper and other outstanding New
and will not bite when hand-1 1
The attractions are staged under
sponsorship of the Toledo Civic
Light Opera Guild with choruses of
community singers and Broadway
players in leading roles.
The summer series offers a re
freshing escape from wartime wor
ries and responsibilities and a goodly
number of Bluffton people have at
tended during the past three weeks.
Seats are on sale at the Zoo box
office each night. Mail orders should
be addressed to B. R. Baker’s, To
Linda Ramsey of Beaverdam was
a Monday guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hefner
Warren spent several days with Mr.
and Mrs. Isaac Hefner
he threw! County was
thir.il Isaac Vorhe
and Mn and
singer scoring when an error was! Mr. and Mrs. Dorance Thompson
made on the throw. Two more sue-
Two more suc-
Dayton spent the weekend with Mr.
meeting will be at the home of Mrs.
Catherine Schumacher. Those present
Della Baertsche, Mrs. Edith Down
ninth the error fever! ing, Mrs. Laura Bitman, Mrs. It
May, Mrs. Ruth Sumney, Mrs. Etl
Heiser, and Mrs. Louella Koogler.
ut of the
Loretta Stalnaker of Harrod was
recent guest of Sharon Shrider.
Mrs. Rachel Shappel, Miss Har
riet Shappel of Lima, Mrs. Mignon
Winkler of Ada and Mr. and Mrs.
I Miss Lillie and Miss Pearl Setover
one of Ada.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Van Horn
The visitors went ahead with
run in the first inning, then Bluffton
put the game on ice with two runs in I and Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Desenberg
the second, three in the third and four I of Galion were Sunday evening
more in the seventh. Cairo’s other I guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Desen
run was made in the seventh inning.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Eversole
paced a 12-hit assault on Maumee, Mrs. Abigail Boutwell,
Boutwell of Lima,
Wr. Eversole, Mrs. Verna
and Mrs. J.
sole and Richard Eversole and Mrs.
Hl Juanita Long and daughter were
1 21 Sunday visitors of Mrs. Carrie Lentz
0 0| and Mrs. Jennie Eversole.
Nettie Knoble Friday
afternoon guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Avery Watt of Lima.
and children spent the weekend with
Mrs. Adda Augsburger
Mr. and Mrs. Don Ever-
Mrs. Louise Cloore spent Thurs
day with her daughter, Mrs. Wilbur
Sherritts of Lima.
Mrs. Belle Heath, Mrs. Louise
Cloore, Mrs. Scott Fisher, Mrs. Daisy
Arnold, Mrs. Mollie Allerding of Ada,
21 Mrs. Loretta Clum and Mr. and Mrs
ol Jacob Hefner of Warren were recen
I callers of Mrs. Jennie Eversole.
91 The (ountry Benefit Club met
51 the home of Mrs.
id I Thursday
HI Dorothy Hall, Mrs. Bonnie Carter,
11 Mrs. Irene Boyd, Mrs. Helen Green
2I await, Mrs. Daisy Ludwig.
Mrs. Nettie May,
s. Eda Hall, Mrs.
Electric milk coolers lose part ol
ir efficiency when the condensei
become clogged with dirt or dust
0 11 uum cleaner or on long
3 I clean fins.
11 Cairo .....................
Ol Batteries: Cairo—Cook and Solo
Inion Bluffton—Spaeth (8 innings)
10 12l Geiger (1 inning) and Ream.
THE BLUFFTON NEWSt BLUFFTON, OHIO
On Saipan, Yank infantrymen advance through a sugar
cane field behind a self-proiel led gun mount moving up to
blast Jap pillboxes that are holding «P the American in
fantry attack* a v»n 1,11 City II itHrWiiinri
Eluff ton And County
Exceed Rond Quotas
and Allen county this
over their quotas in the
Loan Drive, with credits
iilv still to be added
for the rest of
to the total ss
o*i photo rso* ncsu. coses. I
$2,000,000 over the top in the cam
paign, and Bluffton’s total is near
ing the $112,000 mark,
town was $110,00.
WOMENS ARMY CORPS
nearest U.S. Army Recruiting Station,
138 WEST HIGHER1'
lima, ohio gh
Py. office, select 1°" U“5’ ‘W
Goal for the
In the county as a
gate sales amounted
first of this week,
bonds purchased until August
be crediated to the county
about the Women’t Army Corp*, go to your
Or mail the coupon below.
On FSA Committee
Raymond A. Stratton of Bluffton
Route 1, has been appointed as a
member of the Allen County Farm
Security Administration Committee
to serve for three years beginning
July, 1944, it was announced by
Bert O. Marshall, County FSA
Additions And Corrections Made
To Bluffton High Roll Of Honor
cere announced this
the Bluffton News in
ail of honor are Ray
mond E. Holden, Class of 1933, Army
Paul Geiser, Class of 1935, Navy
James Reichenbach, Class of 1942,
Marines Francis L. Gratz, Class of
1928, Navy Quinten Deifendeifer, ex
student, Navy and Cloyce Deifendei-
Corrections are as follows: Walter
S. Motter, Class of 1922, is a lienten-
Stratton replaces Richard S. Sheik
whose three year appointment has
expired. Committee appointments
are made by A. L. Sorensen, State
Director for the Farm Security Ad
ministration in Ohio.
Serving with Stratton for the next
twelve months will be Paul Law
rence, of Harrod, and Mrs. Gladys
Lehman who has recently been ap
pointed for a one year period to fill
a vacancy made through the resig
nation of John Beerman.
The proudest title
in the 4rmy
CONSISTS of two simple words.
Yet every soldier who’s worth his salt covets it.
This title is simply:
It isn’t just happenstance that so many women
in the WAC have earned this title—the proudest
in the Army.
For wherever Wacs are working, both here and
overseas, there you find a job well done. And done
with a spirit so gallant and fine that high Army
officers everywhere say of the WAC...
They’re soldiers. Good soldiers!"
Have you had
.. ye«rs of
maps for combat
THURSDAY, JULY 27. 194J
ant in the Navy
Francis W. Lug
in the Navy
James West, Class of 1931, is a First
Sergeant Gareth Todd, Class of It
is an ensign Joe W. Hilty, Class
1938, is a lieutenant (J. G.) in the
Navy and correction in spelling, Al
dine W’iess, Jr., Class of 1940, army
air corps Kenneth Luginbuhl, Class of
1934 is 1st lieutenant: Gale Scoles,
Class of 1934 is in industrial work for
the navy and not a member of the
armed forces. James Miller, Class of
1935 is lieutenant, junior grade in the
David Wherley Dies
In Bluffton Hospital
David Wehrley, 81, retired Pan
dora farmer, died in the Bluffton
Community Hospital last
year. Death was
infirmities of age.
Checking pilots to
and from war zones
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon in the St. John Men
nonite church at Pandora. Rev, Al
bert Hager, pastor, assisted by Rev.
P. J. Boehr, officiated. Burial was
in the St. John cemetery.
News Want-Ads Bring Results.
an illness of one
attributed to the
township May 11
Born in Jackson
1863, he was married April 3, 1890
to Almira Vanscoder, who survives
with one sister, Mrs. Regina Lemley,
of Pandora. Three children preced
ed him in death.
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