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THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 1944
r*o Activity Planned at Rickly Game Reserve Next Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p. m. the directors and membership of the club are urged to be on hand at the Rickly Game Reserve located two miles south of Bluffton on the Bentley road to assist in the release of a quan tity of game of which still and motion pictures will be taken. This program will include the installation of squir rel tand raccoon dens in trees in the reserve. Following the activity an inspection tour of the woods is being arranged. This particular woodlot under P. R. lease and state forestry program has long been an attraction to officials in the forestry department. The wood lot which is adjacent to the Reese Huber woods is approximately 15 acres and has a stand of nearly 1000 walnut trees planted by Rickly some years ago. The acreage has had very little cutting and Oliver Diller, Ass’t State Forester at the Ohio State Ex periment Station at Wooster says there is no better woodlot in this ec tion of the state. The inspection tour of the woods will be under the direction of Wil ford Geiger. Jess Manges and Gerald Ber ry are making arrangements for in stallation of squirrel and racoon dens. Give Them a Hand Our license salesmen are doing a bang-up job in selling licenses for the club. These men sell hundreds of hunting and fishing licenses thruout the year and as a boost to conserva tion rebate fees to the club treasury for the purchase of game and fish for restocking purposes. You as a sports man can help this good work. Be sure to buy a hunting and fishing license. The state conservation de partment needs the license money to keep the department going at uncurb ed production. The fees rebated by the dealers to the club are used as a FEEDS I CONSERVATION AFFAIRS INSURANCE Real Estate Broker LIST YOUR PROPERTIES AND FARMS NOW A. E. KOHLI Blufftun, Ohio 235 W. College Avenue Phone 165-W “NO HUNTING” Signs “NO TRAPPING” Signs Durable Water-proof Stock Bluffton News Office Happenings Affecting Woods, Waters and Wildlife By THE BLUFFTON COMMUNITY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB. INC. direct aid to our Bluffton hunting and fishing territory. As an added aid— write your own license. This little job takes only a few minutes of your time and will save the dealer valuable time when he is the busiest. Volun teer to write out your own license. Club license dealers are Charles Dillman’s News Stand, Sam Steple ton Recreation Hall, Carl Mumma Electric Chop, Don Forche Snow White Market at Beaverdam and Gail Mumma, club director in charge of sales. Hunting licenses are $1.25 for residents. a. Hunter Blasts Squirrel on Bluffton’s Main Street Lucky is the hunter who got away with his unsportsmanlike act on South Main street last Saturday afternoon for if he had been caught the wrath of every sportsman in our town would have descended on his neck. Carl Young turns in the report that a stranger spotting a fox squirrel on the Herb Siefieid lawn, stopped his car, rolled down the window, poked thru his shot gun and blasted away. The squirrel was hit by the charge and the hunter jumped out and gave chase. Unable to catch his quarry he jumped back in the car and sped away. Silas Diller stopped by later and found a .410 empty shell evidently thrown away by the hunter. It is for such a person that laws have to be made and extra deputy po licemen sworn in during open seasons. Such gunners as these have no regard for the rights and safety of others and are classed as game hogs and a menace to the community. It is too bad that such persons can not in every instance be apprehended and fined to the fullest extent of the law. Prompt Action Saves Woodlot From Fire While hunting squirrel in the Dan for fasUo'N-cost i win where there s plenty nt grain \j MASTER MIX Hog Concentrate —I Good grain-plus this balanced concert trate—is a combination which makes for rapid, economical pork production. Ask for tha Master Mix Hog Feeding Program. _______________________________I MASTER FEED MILL Leland Basinger, Mgr. Phone 317-W Bluffton, Ohio I I r* .S' Basinger woods Saturday, Charles Lloyd smelled smoke and on investi gation discovered a stump smoulder ing, ignited apparently through the carelessness of some previous hunter. Sensing the possible danger if the stump should bust in flame with the woods in such a dry’ condition Charley’ made an effort to extinguish the em bers. A short time later he returned to make a final check and discovered the stump blazing. This time Charley hurried to the farm house to get help, but finding no one at home solicited the aid of Mel vin Zimmerly nearby who returned with him to the scene of the fire and assisted in carrying several pails of water. In short order they had the situation well in hand and accomplish ed a good turn for the land owner. Crappie Shipment Due The first of four truck loads of crappies is expected this weekend from commercial fishermen at Lake Erie. The order will consist of ap proximately 4000 “big one” and will be released in the quarries within the corporation according to Edgar Root and Jess Manges in charge of fish re stocking and distribution for the club. The fish order will be paid for entirely from club funds. Ducks Plentiful—Ammunition Short Duck hunting began September 20 in Ohio, and Doctor Ira N. Gabriel son, director of the fish and wildlife service says that: The greatest num ber of migratory water fowl in 30 years is flying down from Canada and Alaska. Shooting regulations this year are the most liberal in 14 y’ears. Ammunition is the limiting factor. Hunters can buy’ a lot more shells than last year, but still not all they want. The open season on ducks closes December 8. Daily bag limit is 10 ducks and in addition—singly or in the aggregate—5 mallards, pintails, or widgeons. Squirrel Season Ushered in with a Bang! Bang! Old timers and youngun’s too took to the woods last Friday to usher in the squirrel season in the north zone. School let out for all youngsters with a w'ritten excuse from the parents and the scramble for guns began days before for the medley of nimrods anx iously awaiting the opener. Charley Manges was on hand as usual to take in the season. Charley is 83 yrears of age this year and still has a keen eye, steady hand and the ability to out-wait the fl risky creatur es. He proved his ability again and bagged one fox squirrel on Friday and another on Saturday. Another old timer at the game who took to the woods is John Garlinger. John is going on 71 years of age and always hunts squirrels with a rifle. John bagged his four early Friday morning .and three of them were shot through the head, the forth missed the head by a fraction. Here is a record for the young bucks to shoot at. John A. Diller last year bagged nearly 20 bushytails and he is out to set another record. John bagged 11 by Monday night. He says there is plenty of game. In one woods Mon day’ afternoon he saw 8 fox squirrels at one time! The opening day Wilbur Potee spot ted two fox squirrels while on the mail route. The two bushytails were high-balling it across South Main street from Motter’s farm into the safety of the Fett yard and grove of pine trees. A halfldozen nimrods contacted, re port they have not seen a squirrel yet this season while many others have as great a great success as last year which appeared to be the best squirrel season enjoyed in this area for many’ a decade. Hunters report ing the limit of four squirrels the first day were Lee Coon, Chuck Wells, Ja son Tripplehom, Oliver Steiner, John Garlinger, Elmer Romey bagged his by’ 8:00 a. m., John Diller, Will Carr, and Harry Tripplehom. By Monday night many squirrels were taken and the following report has been turned in: Ross Irwin, 2 B. R. Herring, 4 BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON. OHIO As (don't Put itOff gather the MILK WEED PODS IN YOUR AQ£A BEFORE THEY Burst ^runN them KAPOK SUBSTITUTE Frenus Herrman, 2 Harold Kohli, 3 Merlin Mumma, Gerald Clever and Raymond Montgomery, 10 in the ag gregate Fred Tschantz, 4 Ollie Steiner, 5 Jess Manges, 5 R. E. Griffith, 2 Harold Montgomery, 8 Elmer Romey, 5 Harry Shrider, 1 Will Oarr, 7 Oscar Wenger, 1 Hom er Basinger, 1 Charles Lloyd, 1 and this writer bagged 3 (with a rifle on the opener). Nearly every hunter saw other squirrels that were out of range and from this census taken there is every indication that despite the drought and shortage of hickory nuts there will be a good squirrel season in the Bluffton hutning area. The season for squirrel closes in all 88 counties of Ohio next Saturday night. Hunting Laws Explained The rush for hunting licenses since squirrel season opened has resulted in much controversy’ concerning interpre tation of the hunting laws for this year. In order to clarify the situa tion contact has been made with the district office at Ottawa to get a bet ter understanding of the law and pub lish excerpts to eliminate the difficul ties. The first point made clear is that every person going afield hunting or trapping, whether or not carrying a gun or other weapon and regardless of age must purchase a license, with certain limited exceptions. Not required to have a license is the land owner regardless of his place of residence. The following persons if they reside on the land are not re quired to have a license: Children of the owner, manager of farm, ten ant, or children of the tenant. Also exempt from the license requirement are members of the United State Mil itry or Naval forces on active duty’ while on leave or on furlough. Under the age of Ifi years all per sons while hunting, not including trapping, must be accompanied by an adult person. Game birds and wild quadrupeds shall be taken only by hunting with gun, with dog and gun, with bow and arrow, or with bow and arrow and dog, unless otherwise provided by the General Code or commission order then in effect. Provided, however, that furbearing animals may be taken by trapping according to the provis ions under the general code or com mission order then in effect. Hunting is defined and constitutes the following: Pursuing, shooting, killing, or capturing wild birds or wild quadrupeds and all other acts such as placing, setting, drawing, or em ploying any device commonly used to kill or capture wild birds or wild quadrupeds whether they result in such killing or capturing or not every attempt to kill or capture and every act of assistance to any othe- person in killing or capturing, or attempting killing or capturing wild birds or wild quadrupeds. Ammunition may be in the posses sion of any person, but must be pur chased by an adult. LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR FIRE TRUCK AND NECESSARY APPURTEN ANCES FOR THE VILLAGE OF BLUFF TON. OHIO. Sealed proposals will be received by the Council of the Village of Bluffton. State of Ohio, at the office of the Clerk of said village until 7:30 p. m.. Eastern Standard Time, Monday October 2, 1944 for the purchase of a fire truck and the nece-sary appurtenances thereto for the said Village of Bluffton. Ohio. Detailed specifications for the aforesaid pro posal are on file in the office of the Clerk of the Village of Bluffton. Ohio, where thej are open for public inspection. All bids must be sealed and plainly marked: “BIDS FOR FIRE TRUCK AND APPURTE NANCES FOR THE VILLAGE OF BLUFF TON, OHIO.” Each and every proposal shall contain the full names of every person, firm or corpora tion interested in the same and the address of the person, firm or president and secretary of the corporation bidding, and shall be ac compained by a bond with surety or sureties satisfactory to said council, which surety or suieties shall be either iersons resident of Allen County, Ohio, or resident or non-resi dent surety company or by a certified check on some solvent bank equal to at least ten (10%) per cent of the amount of the bid. said bon to be given in favor of the Village of Bluffton, Ohio, or certified check payable to W. O. Geiger. Clerk of said village, which shall be forfeited if the said bidder fails to enter into a contract and its ierformance properly secured and furnish the required bond within ten (10) days after notice of acceptance of his proposal, if the award is made to said bidder. The bonds or cheeks or the amounts of said checks of unsuccessful bidders will be return ed. A bond of fifty (.'»•*’") percent of the amount of the contract with satisfactory sur eties will be required for faithful perform ance of the contract. The said council of the Village of Bluffton, Ohio, reserves the right to reject any or all bids or accept any bid which it may deem advantageous to said village. By direction of tha council of the Village of Bluffton, Ohio. W. O. GEIGER, 23 Clerk. Under onto Skies 1 told by 7^ Conservation Division FALL FISHING IS OFTEN THE BEST OF THE YEAR* LACH OF RAIN HAS LOWERED THE WATER MANY LOGS'* STUMPS AND ROCKS ARE EXPOSED* VETERAN FISHERMEN OFTEN ^CONNECT* ITH GOOD CATCHES' tAHt IMMIGRANT YELLOW'HEADED BLACKBIRDS kNATVE TO THE CENTRAL STATES AND RARE IN OHIO ARE COM ING HERE IN INCREASING NUMBERS DURING FALL MIGRATIONS’ Evaluation Of Athletic Sports Station Hospital Camp Roberts, Calif. 15 Sept. 1944 To the Editor: As Bluffton is a prosperous and progressive community with good school systems as well as the home of my Alma Mater, Bluffton College, I felt that the readers might be in terested in this article. It certainly should be of import ance to parents who have children in school, to coaches, and those who participate in athletic events. The information presented is based on i histories taken from men who came from practically every state in the Union. Education standards and supervis ion did not seem to play as import ant a role as I thought they might. California which ranks high if not first for its educational standards has just as many of the casualties which I will describe as any other state. Here at Camp Roberts, California, I am in charge of a dispensary that takes care of three thousand men who are taking basic training. Our average daily sick call runs about seventy-five men with two hundred being one of the higher figures. Every morning I see internal knee derangements, back injuries, and other old disabilities that were the direct result of men playing foot ball, basketball, etc. It probably costs the Government $1,000 weekly for x-rays and treat ment of these injuries on this post alone. A good many of the men have to be placed on limited service and are unfit for overseas duty. Some who have had no special training or aptitude for office work have to be discharged from the serv ice as they are thought to be a liability rather than an asset to the army. This has been particularly true in the past months when we attempted to make “1-A’s” out of “4-F’s”. The above named cost is not the only one which we will have to con sider. These men are not only being paid, clothed, housed, and fed for work they are unable to do but many of them will bring claims against the Government because of aggravation of old injuries. This will run into millions of dol lars as many of these disability claims are paid for life. Many of these men admit that their earning capacity was decreased in civilian life. Therefore, the placing of claims offers them some security for the future and many are quick to take advantage of this. The question then arises, are ath letic sports as conducted in the past as beneficial as we once thought they were? Several years ago the president of the University of Chicago published an article in which he said those who needed to participate in such activities most were least encour aged to do so and those who needed least of this type of activity were obtaining the supposed benefit. In addition to emphasis placed wrongly are we making more crip ples than we are building up among our “1-A” group? I realize that there has probably been no yard stick to determine over a long period of time just how much physical improvement is permanent ly obtained. Also, body building is not the only thing to be gotten in competitive sports. It is not my aim to “knock” competitive athletic sports. I too participated in them and have always been interested in this form of activity. Even overseas I acted as our division surgeon for such activities and frequently offi ciated at them. It does seem, though, that it is high time that those in charge of these activities take inventory and see to it that the true purpose for competitive sports is not defeated. More than this, spectators need to be re-educated as they are all too frequently unjust in their demands for performance. Remember “What Price Glory”. Weldon E. Diller, Capt. M. C. One of Bluffton High’s severest tests of the season will be the tra ditional gridiron clash with Pan dora to be played next Friday after noon at the Pandora stadium. Pandora this year has one of its best grid aggregations in history and predictions of victory have been roll ing in from Putnam county-way since the opening of the season. In their first scheduled game, the Pandora team walloped Carey, 33 to 0, which was followed with a crushing victory over Columbus Grove last week. Bluffton, in com parison, lost to enton, 20 to 0, and Ada, 19 to 7, in its first two starts. Pandora has a fleet set of backs capable of giving any defense troub le, and Coach A. C. Burcky is hard After a disastrous first half in which the visitors had everything pretty much their own way, Bluff ton High’s inexperienced football team found its bearings and put on an exhibition in the last two quar ters that kindled hope of rapid fu ture development of the Pirates, despite the fact that Friday’s con test under the lights at Harmon field with Ada was lost by a score of 19 to 7. Ada’s veteran outfit lost little time in demonstrating its strength, and took advantage of a Bluffton mis play to score early in the first quar ter. A Bluffton fumble in the first series of plays was recovered by Ada on the Bluffton 24, and in three plays Lloyd Van Atta, fleet Bulldog halfback, went charging over the goal line. Good converted for Ada. Traditional Grid Tilt With Pandora To Be Played There Friday Afternoon Bluffton High Grid Team Shows Improvement In 19-7 Loss To Ada Two more Ada touchdowns came Produce Eggs Now While Prices Are High feed Conkey's Vitalized Y. C. Egg Mash Everyday PRODUCTS NOW ON HAND 5 ft. steel flock feeders. Electric and kerosene heated waterers. 10 hole steel hen nests. A complete line of remedies and supplies. Highest prices paid for eggs and poultry. JORG HATCHERY Phone 182W Third Annual Fall Guernsey Sale by members of the Van Wert County Guernsey Breeders Assn. to be held at the Fair Grounds Van Wert, Ohio Tuesday, October 3rd AT 1:00 P. M. 17 Cows, 12 Bred Heifers, 7 Open Heifers, 5 Bulls LUNCH SERVED ON GROUNDS Roy Johnson, Auctioneer Merle Knittie. Auctioneer F. S. Barlow, Pedigree Catalog write Otto Gehres, Wren, Ohio WANTED WHOLE MILK for the manufacture of Spray Powder AND SOUR CREAM for the manufacture of Butter Highest Prices Paid for All Dairy Products THE PAGE DAIRY CO. BLUFFTON, OHIO PHONE 489-W PAGE THREE at work this week in an attempt to iron out a few- more vrrinkles in the offensive and defensive play of his rapidly improving, but inexperienced, team. In last week’s conquest over Co lumbus Grove, Maynard Amstutx, halfback, was the mainstay of the Pandora offensive maneuvers, and scored 20 of his team’s points. Don ald Etter, a fullback Donald Leh man, fullback Russell Suter, end, and Louis Risser, center, each scored one touchdown. The game on the Pandora grid iron will start at 2:30 p. m. It will mark the first time that the locals have played on the Pandora field since lights for night play were in stalled in the Bluffton stadium three years ago. in the second quarter. On the first score of the period, the visitors marched 39 yards with Good crash ing thru center to tally, and the next touchdown came with startling suddenness on a 45-yard end run by Van Atta, who was helped by superb blocking. In the last half, however, it was a different story, for the Pirates thwarted every Ada scoring threat, and actually outplayed the visitors. On two occasions, the Bluffton outfit missed golden scoring oppor tunities because of fumbles, then finally found its payoff punch in a beautiful 84-yard touchdown march. Halfback Swank was the work horse in the scoring drive which started on the Bluffton 14, and he gave the locals their touchdown when he raced off tackle for six yards, less than a minute before the game ended.