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17 Tagged Fish Caught In Fishing Contest To Mrs. Ruth Schaeublin goes the honor of catching the seventeenth tagged fish in the Bluffton Fishing Derby. The fish, a crappie, carried a tag with the number 23687B. The prize for catching this particular fish was $1.00 in trade at The Grove Street Greenhouses. The Green house still has another entry in the derby and at the rate anglers are taking channel cats from the quarry Elmer may have a chance to pay off the second prize yet this summer. Fishing has been unusually good the past ten days and some extra ordinary catches have been made in local waters. The Buckeye quarry has been putting out “fish for food” as well as for fun and some anglers have of 25 taken home their aggregate fish for a days catch. good many bass have and on Monday of last A taken at least 20 bass were taken the quarry. been week from I a 2 Fishing Frank Winehold snagged pound bass on minnows. later at the National he also hook ed 11 channels all measuring from 14 to 17 inches. The largest weigh ed 2 pounds. Larry Mathewson and Dick Fields Captain Francis L. Hochstettler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Hochstettler, Bluffton, has arrived at George Field, Lawrenceville, Ill., where he will receive specialized training in Troop Carrier Command tactics. This training with the C-46 Com mands, a huge transport airplane, will emphasize glider towing and re leasing, paratroop and parapack dropping and Troop Carrier forma- Peter Schmidt, motor machinist mate second class, son of Mrs. Anna Klapp, of Cherry street, has been cited for distinguished service by his fleet commander and has received the Purple Heart for wounds received in Southwest Pacific action on Jan. 10, 1945. His citation, received from the Commander of the Seventh Fleet, en- Phone 152-W Capt. Francis Hochstettler Trains As Pilot For Glider Towing Plane Peter Schmidt Receives Citation From Navy, Purple Heart Medal Notice To Our Patrons OUR STORE WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY ON Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 2, 3 and 4 OPEN ALL DAY THURSDAY, JULY 5 We ask the cooperation of our patrons in this matter which will make possible a short vacation for us and our clerks. Barnes Grocery Our 20 Years In Bluffton have established a name for fair and honest dealing and quality produce. Many of our original patrons are still selling their produce here. We invite you to deal with a firm that quality first. That's why it will pay you your Poultry, Cream and Eggs Do business with a firm with a record of 20 years' business in Bluffton. 4 The Gray & White Co CONSERVATION AFFAIRS Happenings Affecting Woods, Waters and Wildlife By THE BLUFFTON COMMUNITY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB. INC. hooked 36 channels in two evenings’ fishing. shrimp for bait, measured from youngster from Benton Ridge caught 5 bass in one using minnows the first time the lad ever went bass fishing and the first time he ever caught a bass. These two youngsters used All of the fish 14 to 16 inches. A day at the Buckeye and worms. It was McDonald 6 bass in His friend hooked 5 Our fisherman friend from Ada also snagged one day at the quarry. James equally fortunate bass, just one shy of the daily limit. Mark Emerick in two evenings’ fishing hooked 16 channels and 2 bullheads and Ivan Clements broke all existing records by landing a 20 inch channel catfish weighing 4 pounds! The big fish put up a mighty battle and Ike discovered on landing the big lunker that the channel had swallowed both hooks. Ike is another ’one of the anglers who has landed a big fish on blue gill hooks, hooks were week Amos pound carp on a blue gill hook at the Buckeye. In this instance both blue gill size! Last Klingler landed a 14 Aldine Kohli was also lucky and snagged two bass at the Buckeye. Both measured 15 inches and a tion flying. A. 1938 graduate of Beaverdam High school, Captain Hochstettler won his wings at Kelly Field Texas, May 20, 1942. He wears the Dis tinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with two clusters and the European theater ribbon with seven battle stars. His wife, Mrs. Bessie E. Hoch stettler, is now living in Vincennes, Ind., near George Field. Com- titles him to wear the Navy’s mendation Ribbon. The citation was made for tinguishing himself by excellent ice as a member of a small crew during an invasion of a South west Pacific area. In a cool and capable manner, even tho continually under enemy fire, Schmidt promptly and efficiently assisted in the evacu- “dis serv- boat stands for to sell us Bluffton third one got away. Aldine fished with night crawlers. Paul Kimmel and channel catfish last at the National, caught a 13 inch night and Homer and John Bracy hooked 3 crappies Friday night. Joey Goodman has taken home several nice stringers of blue gills and last Friday hundreds of these pan fish could be seen swarming on the ledge near the swimming floats. wife landed 38 Saturday night Carl Mumma bass Thursday Sam Stepleton hooked over 30 fish in the aggregate last week. He had at least 4 nice bass, 2 of them measured 15 inches and his luck in cluded 15 nice channel cats also. Grandson Robert Stepleton hooked a 17 inch pickerel and 7 channels also. Mrs. Foley from Rockport hooked a pickerel Jim Hugus, Rawson barber, caught 2 carp Jim Hugus, a bass, and Jess Manges 9 blue gills, a in one evening, the lowly carp Even pickerel, and is a delicacy a tempting these days and many dish can be made from carp meat. As a matter of fact carp are on sale in the local stores and just the other day Charlie at he A & had a big carp for sale in the show case. ation of men and administration of first-aid to wounded troops.” After being wounded in action last January, for which he received the Purple Heart medal, Schmidt was home for three weeks, back in the Pacific war had previously served area for two years. He now is theatre. He in the same He is a graduate of Bluffton High school where he was a star athlete. Rawson Man Has DSC, Silver Star Captain George Folk, Rawson, vet eran of seven overseas campaigns, who has received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star and an Oak Leaf cluster for the star, ar rived home Tuesday after being hon orably discharged at Camp Atter bury, Ind. He had 141 points. In addition to the DSC and the Silver Star, Capt. Folk also wears the Purple Heart, the Combat Infant ryman’s badge and the Presidential citation with one star. He received the Distinguished Serv ice Cross for extraordinary heroism in Germany on Nov. 27. The Silver Star was awarded for gallantry in action in the Tunisian campaign, and the Oak Leaf cluster to the Star for the same service at Aaachen in Ger many. Capt. Folk entered the service in October, 1940, and had participated in campaigns in Tunisia, Sicily, France, Belgium, offensive and the breakthru many. original When Other new officers zation include Don C. president and R. Lima, vice-president. THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO Algeria, Ardennes into Ger with the He went to Africa convoy in November, 1942. Germany surrendered he was east coast, ready to return one the to Europe after being in the states on leave. Capt. Folk is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Fox of Rawson. Model Railroaders See Bluffton Layout John W. Carder, of Bluffton, was named secretary-treasurer of the Lima Model Railroad club at a meet ing of the group last Thursday at his home on South Main street. of the organi Jardine, Lima, D. Berryman, Following the business meeting, the club visited the model railroad lay out of Dr. B. W. Travis, local phy sician, who demonstrated his latest addition, an 0-8-0 switch engine. Birthday Party In honor of Beverly Battles’ seventh birthday, her mother, Mrs. Dull Battles entertained 18 children at her nesday home in Mt. Cory last Wed afternoon. time was spent in playing sponsored by Mrs. Battles, The games Mrs. Ralph Patterson, Mrs. Joe Nay lor and Mrs. Owen Burchett. Later Beverly opened her gifts and presided over the table where her little guests were served, decorated with a and two birthday and white frosting pink candles. Ice The table lace table cakes with surmounted cream and cloth pink with favors consisting of candy in paper cups of pastel shades completed the luncheon. Present were: Marlene and Patsy Powell, Elaine Fresch, Nelda Clymer, Sharon MvVey, Kevin Griffith, John ny Bill MeVetta, Tommy Reiter, Connie and Sherry Hoch, Carol and Gary Naylor, Terry Clark, Bobby Runser, Rjchard Burchett, Doris and Shirley Battles, Mrs. Joe Naylor, Mrs. Ralph Patterson, Mrs. Owen Burchett and the honored guest. Funds again are available for the establishment of community canning centers in public schools. Women in terested in such centers should con sult officers or teachers in vocational Mary Ludwig Rites Are Held Tuesday Mrs. Mary Jane (Carr) Ludwig, 88, former Bluffton resident, died last the home of a enninger, in a stroke on Sunday evening at sister, Mrs. J. \V. Cory, after suffering preceding Wednesda Mt. the her she made street, and later •here she lived rs. Jessie Schif- When in Bluffton home on North Main moved to Toledo 1 with her daughter, ferly. Daughter of David and Lydia Routhen Carr, she was bom May 25, 1857, and she was married to Wil liam ^udwig who di 52 years ago. Schiffer!y she Lincoln Lud sisters, Mrs. In addition to Mr is survived by a sc wig, of Detroit t\ Renninger, at whose home she died, and Mrs. Ed Moyer, of Bluffton and a brother, W. J. Carr, of Bluff ton. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Paul Diller funeral home. Burial was in the Clymer cemetery. Pandora Diller who recently returned Ed from Ft. North, Fla., purchased the large two apartment house owned by Miss Eulalia Steiner across from the Dr. H. A. Niswander office. Stanley Niswander and family live in the lower apartment and Frantz, the upper one. Mrs. Zella owned the Bracy, sold Clifford Pierman, who lot next to Mrs. Amos the same last week chased the lot of Mrs. Adam Hilty south of her house. and, then pur Mrs. Adam Hilty and daughter Mrs. Lyle Crow, returned from Indianapolis last Friday. Mrs. Rolland Eisenbach entertain ed for Mrs. Lois Niswander Roda baugh, Monday evening, the occasion being a birthday surprise for Mrs. Rodabaugh. Mrs. R. A. Krohn entertained Mr. and Mrs. William Morris, of Aurora, Ill., and Mrs. D. Mildred Keel of one evening last and Miss at dinner W. Keel Bluffton, week. Grothaus and son callers Mrs. Charles Jimmy of Findlay, were Pandora, Saturday evening. in on Mrs. Sarah Davidson has been the sick list. The Rev. M. E. Riggenberg family of Ayersville, O., will move into the Methodist parsonage this week. Mr. and Mrs. Paul George of Belmore, were callers at the Glen Miller home, Sunday evening. George Shoemaker was recently elected vice president of the Pan dora school board, ill the vacancy created by Warren Bridenbaugh be ing advanced to president because of the resignation from that office by Ed Schutz. Mrs. Arthur Neff and son Arthur Jr. of Grosse Point, Mich., Mrs. Geo. Core and son Eugene, of Columbus Grove, were dinner guests at the Risser farm, Sunday evening. Otis McBride and son Halton of Lima were also guests. Mr. and Mrs. George Packman, of Piqua were visitors at the Stanley Burkhart home, Sunday. Supt. C. Cox will attend Bloom ington, Ind., university eight weeks summer school. Rev. H. L. Mitchell and family are visiting relatives at Groveland, Ill. The Rev. Armin Steiner family, of Grabill, Ind., visited their sisters, Misses Olga and Mary Steiner, past week. the the her Miss Naomi Beery, who spent past three parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Beery returned to Elyria the forepart of the week. Miss Beery is the super intendent of the Elyria Memorial hospital. weeks here with Miss Gladys Schumacher is attend ing O. S. U. Columbus this summer. The Ladies Missionary society of the Grace Mennonite church will present a religious drama, Sunday evening, July 1. Mrs. Regina Lemley recently re turned ,home from Portland, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Longsdorf, Mrs. W. D. Keel and daughter Miss Mildred Keel of Bluffton, Pandora, Saturday evening. The Kempf family were cottage at Avondale near Point over the week end. Ensign Winston Bucher on furlough, Mr. and I southeast of Pandora. were in at their Russels is home i. Winston is the son of Mrs. Raymond Bucher, i Madeline Bixel and Elvina cousins, are taking a course work at Western school at Cleveland. Misse Steiner, in Librarian Reserve sumnifr Grismore was a re New York City. 1 star mile rummer, Miss Dortha cent visitor in Pandora’s al Herman Hilty expects to go to New York city, Wednesday 27, the A. A. U. mile meet. Mrs. Zella Frantz, who in Florida several weeks, home last week. to enter has been returned No sugar has been allocated for the manufacture ol beverage alcohol in connection with the July liquor holi day. Triple crosses of beef cattle breeds produced steers which w'eighed more at weaning, gained mor? rapidly, sold for higher prices, and had better dres sing percer tges than purebred steers. Market returns averaged from $10 to $14 per animal higher for the cross breds. The comparisons were made at the U. S. Department of Agricul ture st? n n Montana. Ramona, the buckinest bronc in northwestern Ohio, pictured above, with Joe Gonzales in the saddle (or out of the saddle), will be spurred into nual 4th. only namely Joe Gdhzales came Eldorado, Texas and has since ap peared at shows Toledo, Cygnet, Fostoria, Findlay Timer Spaeth was in top form on the mound, and gave up only three hits to the visitors, one of which was questionable. His mates played errorless ball behind Spaeth’s air tight hurling to keep Ada from threatening at any time. Russell topped Triplett’s hitting attack with two safe blows, and Ken Moser, Hubert Basinger, Eikenbary, Spedal AAA Hay Payments Provided Extra AAA payments have been announced this summer to encourage the harvesting of additional acres of alfalfa, alsike and red clover seed. Firey Ramona, Buckinest Bronc To Be 4th July Rodeo Attraction action at Bluffton’s Third An Rodeo on Harmon Field, July Untamed Ramona who has been mastered by one rider, from in Bowling Green, Ottawa, Tiffin, and Bluffton, the four bucking She is one of Triplett softball team scored its second consecutive victory of the sea son with an 8 to 0 conquest over the Ada O-K outfit in a tilt played at Harmon field last Friday night. The locals led off with one-run in the first inning, teed off for five more in the third stanza and added two more in the fifth. Farmers will receive $3.50 an acre in the form of AAA conservation al lowances for each acre of the three hay crops harvested for seed, it was explained this week by AAA officials. Poundage payments on a clean seed basis also will be made to farmers who sell their seed to a dealer before Jan. 1, 1946. The payment for al- Triplett Softball Team Shuts Out Ada, 8-0 Score, For Second Win horses owned by the Buckeye West ern Horse Ass’n. The others are Hitler’s Ghost, Homicide, and Ace High. Plans are under way to have all four broncs appear here during the Rodeo performance which starts at 7:30 P. M. fast time. As a special feature this year $2.00 mount money will be guaran teed each person willing to ride any of the broncs. This fund is in ad dition to the prize money offered to any rider who can stay in the saddle for ten seconds. Fred Swank, Triplett and each got one hit. The box scores: Triplett K. Moser H. Basinger Eikenbary F. Swank Triplett B. Swank M. Russell H. Nonnamaker B. Luginbuhl Spaeth C. Gratz O. Steiner Johnson Totals Ada .... sonnet Man, Mr. Capell Spaeth AB 4 _. 3 3 .... 3 .... 3 3 .„. 3 3 .... 2 .... 3 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 ... 10 0 0 _. 0 ... 0 8 0 8 3 ,J_30 ..—.23 falfa and alsike clover seed is two and one-half cents a pound, and for red clover seed the payment is three and one-half cents per pound. Bonus payments to farmers who harvest the crop for -seed are being made because present seed supplies are not large enough to take care of the demand, and because it is necessary to increase the supply as much as possible. Red clover, alfalfa and alsike clov er are important hay crops and pro vide good pasture. Seed shortages would mean less feed, resulting in possible drop in livestock and milk production, AAA officials said. 45 MEN WANTED The urgent need of truck tires and tubes by our armed forces is on the increase. Industry must produce a still greater quan I tity of truck tires and tubes. Truck tires and tubes have a high priority, also a high manpower priority, and are very essential. If you are not now engaged in essential war work come in and talk it over with our Per Cooper Corporation Findlay, Ohio ALL HIRING THROUGH U. S. E. S. ... THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1945 Fanners interested in carrying out the special AAA seed practices may get details from their county or com munity AAA committeemen. Jerry Brown Makes Nazi Doodlebug Taxi T/5 Jerry Brown, of Lima, former star athlete at Bluffton college, re cently had his picture appear in The Stars and Stripes, the Army news paper, which showed him riding in a Nazi “doodlebug” bomb he converted into a taxi for personal convenience. The “doodlebug” was* a remote con trolled weapon, resembling a small tank, which carried a bomb load of from 100 to 150 pounds of high ex plosives. It was controlled by radio to any designation and then its charge could be set off. Brown removed the explosives, re wired it -so it could be controlled by electric switches, and then used it as a means of transportation. At last report, Brown was station ed at Marseilles, France, at a camp overlooking the Mediterranean. A star colored athlete at Lima Central, Brown played with Bluffton college teams for two years. Couple Is Wed In Evening Ceremony Miss Ruth Lucille Amstutz, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Amstutz of Pandora, was united in marriage to Wilbur Ayres of Lima, on Satur day evening in the St. John chufch near Pandora, the son of Mr. of Lima. The bridegroom is and Mrs. J. A. Ayres palms, and candelabra flowers, in tall Bouquets of lighted tapers formed an effective background for the ceremony which was read by the Rev. P. J. Boehr. Preceding the ceremony Earl Leh man sang several vocal solos. Miss Ruth Bixel accompanied him and" also played the traditional wedding marches The bride was attractive in her wedding gown of embroidered mar quisette. A beaded tiara held her finger-tip veil in place. She carried a colonial bouquet of pink rosebuds. The bride’s sister, Miss Marcile Amstutz, attended her as maid of honor. She wore a blue taffeta and net gown and carried a bouquet of yellow rosebuds. Ray Amstutz, brother of the bride,, was best man. The ushers were Le Roy Lemley, Martin Grismore and Fred Amstutz. For her daughter’s wedding Mrs.. Amstutz wore an aqua dress and the groom’s mother chose a black dress.. Both mothers wore rosebud corsages.. Following the reception on the lawn of the Amstutz country home the couple left for a short trip and a week’s stay at a lake resort in an adjoining state. The couple will re side in their residence on avenue in Lima. Marian The bride is a graduate Pandora High school and of berg University, Tiffin, past three years she has been an in structor of Home Economics in Lima South High school. The bridegroom is a graduate of the Delphos Jeffer son High school and is employed in a war plant in Lima. of the Heidel- For the News Want-ads bring results.