THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1945
Crow Repellent Arrives
Raymond Stratton, vice-president
of the Farmer-Sportsmen’s Co-oper
ation department of the Sportsmen’s
elub, announces that 23 dozen cans of
the crow repellent ordered by his
.group for distribution to the farmers
The product may be obtained by
any farmer at a special price of 21c
per half-pint can thru the courtesy of
the club. A half-pint can will treat
one bushel of seed corn.
The repellent is a product of scien
tific merit and used on seed corn will
eliminate replanting. The repellent,
manufactured by Whitmore Labora
tories, Meyerstown, Pa., will absolut
ely prevent corn pulling pests, such
as crows, squirrels, moles, wood
chucks, pheasants, etc. The corn is
planted immediately after treatment
and even though the grain is, moist
from the application of the repellent,
it will not clog the planter. The sub
stance does not impair germination of
The repellent is obtainable from
Raymond Stratton, DeKalb seed corn
dealer Herr Bros., Myers seed com
dealers or at the K & Produce
SWIFT & CO.
180 350.................... 1460
350 up...................... 1435
SOWS .................... 1350 1385
STAGS ............ 1250 1300
Good .................. 9oo^rtr
Cutters .......... -ffoO 850
Canners ............ 550 650
Calves ...................... ... 1550
Spring Lambs........ ... 1550
Ewes, Good .......... 650 700
Ewes, Thin .......... 400 500
You are gettiiig
Real Estate Broker
LIST YOUR PROPERTIES AND FARMS NOW
A. E. KOHLI
235 W. CoUege Av nue Phone 165-W
We handle crow
Happenings Affecting Woods, Waters and Wildlife
By THE BLUFFTON COMMUNITY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB, INC
Co., next door to the town hall.
Two hundred and fifty additional
cans of the repellent are on the way
and if more are needed the club will
make every effort to have them on
hand with the above dealers before
The Farmer’s-Sportsmen Co-oper
ation department directors are: Will
iam Reichenbach, Willard Jennings,
William Amstutz and Earl Motter.
Cleveland Sports Show
The eighth Annual American and
Canadian Sportsmen’s show will be
held in the Cleveland public auditor
ium, March 31 to April 8. The pro
gram promises 50 attractions, in elud
ing skilled features of outdoor recre
ation, and displays of wildlife and
One of the big events, the North
ern Ohio Casting Tournament will be
sponsored by the Sportsmen’s Show.
As in the eight years past there will
be displays of sports equipment, guns,
takle boats and many other features
of interest to outdoor sportsmen.
Games Conservation Chief to
Address, Club April 10
W. A. Short, Chief of Game Conser
vation in the Ohio Division of Con
servation and Natural Resources will
be the speaker before the Bluffton
Community Sportsmen’s club on Tues
day, April 10, at 8:00 p. m. His sub
ject will be “Where Do We Go From
Here in Conservation.”
Motion pictures on hunting and
fishing will be shown and a pot luck
supper will be held from 6:45 to 8:00
Two Truck Loads of Fish Ordered
The restocking committee headed
by Edgar Root announces that two
tank truck loads of fish have been or
dered from a Lake Erie fish company
for release in local quarries. hTe fish
will all be of large size with a pre
ponderance of crappies. Last fall
crappies were received from Lake
Erie that measured 17 inches in many
instances. The order will include
the best when you buy
s Ohio Certified
ion is for your protection.
epellent for the Sportsmen's Club.
for the manufacture of Spray Powder
for the manufacture of Butter
Highest Prices Paid for
All Dairy Products
THE PAGE DAIRY CO.
crappies again as well as a variety
of other game fish, all of large size.
Joe Stage will be in charge of
distribution of the two loads.
The additional truck loads of fish
were ordered to provide an assurance
of good fishing for the many1 addition
al fishermen who are expected to seek
recreation at Bluffton quarries. Lima
had a heavy- fish loss at the lakes and
re'servoirs located there.
Bluffton was fortunate this winter
and there was no loss at either the
National or Water Works quarry. At
the Buckeye fish loss was negligible.
Not over a dozen dead fish were
counted this spring and most of these
were shad. The fact that the Buck
eye quarry committee, headed by Ray
Mumma and Wilbur Fish, did a good
job in keeping holes chopped in the
ice this winter as an aid for aereating
the water in all probability accounted
for the good fortune.
Lima Fish Loss at Schoonover
Foster Roszman, fish management
agent at Ottawa, after investigating
the heavy loss at Schoonover lake in
Lima reports that the lack of oxy-gen
was the cause. Most of the dead fish
were of large size.
With heavy snows piled on thick ice
he explained, photosynthesis in plant
growth was impossible. It is thru this
natural process that plants give off
oxygen when in contact with sun’s
With the ice and snow blocking the
sun rays at the lake the underwater
vegetation died, thus using up oxy
gen in the decaying process instead
of producing oxygen. The larger
fish succumbed first because they
needed a greater quantity of oxygen.
In his report Roszman counted and
estimated among the dead fish 269
large mouth black bass, 12 to 20 inch
es in length 250 channel catfish, 12 to
18 inches 100 suckers, 14 inches sev
eral thousand bluefish and greenfish,
1000 shad, 4 to 15 inches in length 1
and 50 crappies, all over 12 inches in
length. In addition, he observed many
more remaining on the bottom which
will rise to the top in warmer weather.
Twelve tons of gravel were hauled
to the Buckeye quarry this week and
Ray Mumma supervised the construc
tion of additional spawning beds
along the edges at the North end of
the quarry—Ray also spent a great
deal of time trimming up the trees
and constructed log platforms at
the water’s edge as an aid to fisher
men—Roszman suggests a more thor
ough harvest of fish from our lakes
and streams—says that an estimated
80 per cent of fish die of natural
causes and are never caught by fish
ermen. Ed Walterm’re, membership
secretary, says the membership is roll
ing fast and over half of last years
members have renewed—many new
names are on the books this year—
the tree planting group headed by
Wilford Geiger and Harry Barnes
report 8 units of trees and food
shrubs and plants are on order—
which means 1375 red pine trees and
in addition a variety of food shrubs
and plants will be planted this spring
in the Bluffton area. The club is now
ready to start on the new serviceman’s
park and a bulldozer urgently need
ed—we need your help here folks—
a load of stone was hauled to the new
park site and an outdoor oven will
be under construction soon—fishing
was poor over the week end and oth
er than the fact that Manges snagged
one of those elusive pickerels and Ed
Root hooked a 14 inch crappie, few
fish were caught—Cleon Webb, state
chief for the P-R program says that
our club could do a great deal of good
if sportsmen would make a concerted
effort this spring to shoot crows—
and these black rascals are easy to
get now at nesting time—besides the
club pays a bounty for every pair of
crow feet turned in to Russ Mont
gomery and his predator committee.
Rodeo Committee Appointed
The Saddle Club has selected Don
ivan Stratton, Millard Herr and Roy
Rogers and the Sportsmen’s club has
appointed Silas Diller, Harry Barnes
and Gene Benroth to be a committee
to draw up preliminary plans for hold
ing a Rodeo in Bluffton on the Fourth
Notice To Bidders
Bids will be received by the Bluff
ton Board of Educati
and puttying sffSn
frames, etc., of the
school building. Spi
be obtained by call
ministration office at
All bids to be ir
clerk of the board
April 9, 1945 at 7
reject any or all
is reserved to reject
By order of the 1
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON. OHIO
SUMMARY t»F CASH BALANCES,
Tea. Tr. &
Leia id Diller, Clerk
News Want-ads "ing results.
MUNSON R. BI KEL, M. D.
1-3 P. M. ^a-8 P. M.
Office, 118 Cherry St
Phone 120-Y Bluffton, Ohio
Total Other Pur
Total Public Lunche
Total Other Purpos
To»al Plaj Grounds
Other Auxiliary Au
Total Other Auxiliar
Operation of Srhool
Janitors Supplies ..
Total Other Purpos
Total Operation of S
Maintenance of Scho
Personal Service ....
Materials for Maint.
Materials for Maint.
Materials for Maint.
Repairs Other Equip
Total Other Purpo
Total Maintenance of
Interest on Bonds
yj for painting
ig at the ad
Jie high school,
h^nds -of the
m. The right
iny or all bids,
sard of educa-
Total Debt Service
Equipment for Old
Motor Vehicles ....
unoer onto skies
As TCLD BY CCNSBffVATIQN DIVISION
leaving their nest in
A TREE CAVITY^ YOUNG WOOD
DUCKS DROP 20 OR 50 OR MORE
PEET TO THE GROUND- /N PRO-
STATE OF OHIO
Joseph T. Ferguson—Auditor of State
Bureau of Inspection and Super* is ion of
Public Offices for City. Village, Exempt
ed and Rural School Districts
FINANCIAL REPORT OF THE BOARD
For the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1944
Bluffton Exempted Village School District,
County of Alien, Bluffton, Ohio
certify the following to be correct.
her 31st, 1944
Bond Ret i rem.
res and Balance 77,845
/Ml Other Pin
nd Sinking Fund ..J
Not incl. in
Rental from S
tation for I
pled Chi Id ret
Spec. State A i
Fed. Gov't. Ct
Sale of Proper
School Emp. Retir.
tion Program ... 3
xl Lands & Prop. $
ation and Rehabili
if. Blind and Crip
from State and U.
rt Time Teach. 785.90
Total Transactioi 3 76.945.20
Salaries and Wi
ars Adm. Officers
Text Books ........
ion $ 4,370.04
I. 4% Deduc...?
Total Other Pt oses
or. handicappedS 374.88
School Library B.
Motor Vehicle Sunn
Material for Mail
tor Vehicles ....
tenance of Mo-
of Pupils ....I
Total Other Purr
Agencies ... $
loot Plant .. 3
dgs. & Gnds.
quip. & Fur.
S tool Plant. .3
ichiol Bldtfs. 3
Total Capital Outlay
Total Assets ..
Excess or Deficiency
1 Materials ..
Inventory Supplies an
T^inds (Cost) ..........
Building’s (Cost) ....
rf A«sfts ... ,3220.04’.07
D. C. BIXEIk O.D.
122 South Main Sft,
Office Honrs »:»0 A. M—5:30 P. M.
Evwings: Mon., Wed.. FrL, Sat. 7:H
to 1:00 P. M. Closed Thursday Afternoon.
WISHING TO RAISE YOUNG
PHEASANTS FOR RELEASE
IN GAME COVERTS SHOULD
CONTACT THEIR LOCAL
GAME PROTECTOR- POUR
WEEK OLD BIRDS ARE
SENT TO THOSE WAO CON
TRACT TO RAISE THEM-
PCOO MD SMUTEK
the Board of Edui
aries and Wajtss .......
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dillman and
daughter Marilyn were Sunday ’din
ner guests of Mrs. Martha Basinger
and David Amstutz. Aftemoon call
ers were Mr. and Mrs. Leland Basing
er and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Luginbuhl, Mr. and Mrs. Emory Ba
singer and family and Aldine Am
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cool and son
Charles of Springfield were week end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mat
ter and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Badertscher
and sons spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Clinton Moorehead.
Mr. and Mrs. Clair Leiber and fam
ily, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Marquart
were Wednesday evening supper
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Basinger and
daughters spent Sunday visiting rel
atives in Berne, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hochstettler
and family were Sunday dinner guests
of Miss Bernice Zimmerman.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Chidester
and son Ronnie were Sunday dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Win
gate and daughter.
Mrs. John Girod of Venedosia, spent
Thursday evening at the Amos Gerber
Mr. and Mrs. John Hirschfield, $r.,
Mr. and Mrs. John Hirschfield, Jr.,
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Marquart and
Ray Hirschfield were Sunday even
I ing supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed
i Marquart and son.
Mrs. Frank Burkholder and grand
son James Burkholder, Mr. and Mrs.
Marion Hochstettler and daughter
spent Saturday evening at the Amos
and Robert Gerbef home.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilner Badertscher
and family spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Glen Hathaway.
Mr. and Mrs. Reno Gratz and dau
ghter, Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Gratz
and daughter, Kenneth Gratz and son
called Sunday with Mr. and Mrs
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Fett and daught
ers and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Zim
merman and daughters called Friday
■on Mr. and Mrs. Harold Badertscher
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Gerber called
Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Andy Hochstettler and child
ren and Miss Bernice Zimmerman
were Sunday evening supper guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bixel.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bame spent Fri
day evening at the Amos and Robert
Calviu Schaublin, Mr. and Mrs. Wil
ford Gratz and daughter, Patsy and
Richard Schaublin spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Schaublin and
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart and son
were Thursday evening supper guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Marquart.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Matter and dau
ghter and Mr. and Mrs. Wilford
Gratz spent Saturday evening with
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Matter and fam
ily of Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Luginbuhl call
ed Sunday afternoon at the Amos and
Weldon Luginbuhl home. Evening
callers were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dill
man and daughter Marilyn and Mrs.
Doneta Kay, 8-year old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Amstutz, met
wits a very bad accident Wednesday
evening at the home of her grandpar
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hilty. Mr.
Wallas of Lima was the driver of the
car which hit the little girl breaking
her leg two places and cracked the
bone in one arm. She is now getting
along as well as can be expected in
the Bluffton hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Schaublin and
daughter called Sunday evening on
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boutwell.
Will Steiner and daughter of Strat
ford, Ont., and Ann Weaver of Cold
oren, Ont., spent the past week at the
Arthur Miller home and other rela
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stevens and
daughter of Sandusky spent the week
end at the Otto Amstutz home.
About one-seventh of Ohio’s area
is woodland but only 10 per cent of
the woodland acreage is producing ef
Miss Minnie Hilty, who recei
returned home from China, will
the guest speaker at the Elienezer
church Tuesday evening, April 3,
at tiie Missionary meeting of the five
Mennonite churches of this vicinity.
Churches participating are Bluffton,
Lima, Ebenezer, Grace and St. John.
Staff Sergeant Edwin Rice, of
niul’ton, formerly of Pandora, spent
Thursday afternoon with the Aaron
Hilty family. Edwin engaged in
battles in Africa, Sicily and Italy,
was wounded twice and received the
award of the Purple Heart.
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Hilty at
tended the wedding and reception of
Miss Ethelyn Oyer and S/Sgt. Edwin
Rice at the Bluffton college chapel
Mrs. Ed Cupp, Mrs. Sidney Stein
er, Mrs. Clyde Housley, Mrs. Glenn
Schumacher, Miss Mabel Steiner and
Supt. C. C. Cox are the Red Cross
solicitors for Pandora.
Pandora high school senior class
composed of twenty-six students, will
leave for a sight-seeing trip to Chi
cago Sunday, May 13. They will be
chaperoned by Mrs. Evelyn Hilty
Crow and Earl Lehman, director of
music, and will return home Wed
nesday, May 16.
Homer Wenger recently bought
the property of Scott Cramer.
Miss Margaret Hilty was home
from Findlay over the week end.
Mrs. Nellie Bloomingdale, florist
of Findlay, called at the C. D. Stein
er home Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Richard Frantz and two
children left here last Thursday for
Florida. Mr. Frantz is at present
located at Camp Blanding, near
Stark, Florida. The largest city
near the camp is Jacksonville. Mrs.
Frantz and children are planning to
remain in Florida for awhile.
Henry Dunbar and family of near
Lafayette, called on friends here last
Friday. The Dunbars formerly lived
in the tenant house on the Aaron
Chester McBride is employed in
Lima at the present.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Hilty enter
tained the following at Sunday din
ner Mr. and Mrs. Mannes Gerber,
Mary Ellen Gerber, Mr. and Mrs.
Lennis Augsburger, Arthur Bader
tscher, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Krohn
and son Lynn.
The Roy Agner family have
moved into the property they pur
chased of Mrs. Sarah Basinger in
the south part of town some time
Prof. Oliver Davidson of Cleveland
is home on Easter vacation this
Red Cross solicitors for Riley
township are Glen Cherry, O. T. Mc
Dowell, Ellis Steiner, William Carr,
E. J. Nussbaum, H. R. Schutz, N. N.
Soldner, Fred Grismore, Mrs. Louise
Walker, Mrs. Mary E. Reichenbach,
Willard Moser and Monroe Geiger.
Pfc. Clark Sutter is home from
the Pacific area on furlough.
Cpl. Francis Schumacher, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Schumacher, was
recently wounded in action in the
European theater of war. Francis
has been in service nearly two years.
Mrs. George Basinger entertained
her Sunday school class of Columbus
Grove Presbyterian church at a pot
luck supper Thursday evening. Mrs.
Mildred Ball gave a talk during the
Cpl. Charles Lemley was trans
ferred from Cochran Field, Mason,
Georgia, to Seattle, Washington.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleland Amstutz are
the parents of a little girl Joyce
Haydn Steiner will farm the form
er Sam King farm, owned by his
mother, as well as the family home
farm northeast of Pandora.
Don Edie and family, who were
living in the Melvin Hilty property,
moved to Bluffton recently.
Louis Risser sold 240 head of
cattle last week.
News Want-ads bring results.
Pandora Mayor’s Notice
HIALTHY HATCHED riUFFC
PRODUCTION BRED UUlllAi)
Monthly collection of rubbish and
ashes will be Thursday, March 29.
Patrons are asked to have rubbish
and empty bottles and tin cans in
containers ready early in the morn
ing and placed where it is easily ac
cessible for collection.
49 W. A. Howe, Mayor
Prepare for Salvage
Prospective fortunes to be made
from raising sunken vessels are al
ready prompting salvage companies
to make preparations. Lying all
around the coast of the United King
dom are ships which can yield enor
mous sums from scrap metal and
cargoes. Some are easily accessible.
According to reports, a Swedish con
cern has outfitted a large ice-break
er to salvage submarines.
The geographic center of the
United States is in Smith county,
Francis Basinger, D. D. S.
Evan D. D. S.
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