17 Tagged Fish Caught In Fishing
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
taken home their aggregate
fish for a days catch.
good many bass have
and on Monday of last
at least 20 bass were taken
I a 2
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
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,
His citation, received from the
Commander of the Seventh Fleet, en-
Capt. Francis Hochstettler Trains
As Pilot For Glider Towing Plane
Peter Schmidt Receives Citation
From Navy, Purple Heart Medal
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hooked 36 channels in two evenings’
shrimp for bait,
youngster from Benton Ridge caught
5 bass in one
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
6 bass in
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
pound carp on a blue gill hook at
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
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
His wife, Mrs. Bessie E. Hoch
stettler, is now living in Vincennes,
Ind., near George Field.
titles him to wear the Navy’s
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-
to sell us
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
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
a bass, and Jess Manges
9 blue gills, a
in one evening,
the lowly carp
is a delicacy
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
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
Capt. Folk entered the service in
October, 1940, and had participated
in campaigns in Tunisia,
Sicily, France, Belgium,
offensive and the breakthru
Other new officers
zation include Don C.
president and R.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
He went to Africa
convoy in November, 1942.
Germany surrendered he was
east coast, ready to return
to Europe after being in the states
on leave. Capt. Folk is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Fox of Rawson.
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
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.
In honor of Beverly Battles’
seventh birthday, her mother, Mrs.
Dull Battles entertained 18 children
home in Mt. Cory last Wed
time was spent in playing
sponsored by Mrs. Battles,
Mrs. Ralph Patterson, Mrs. Joe Nay
lor and Mrs. Owen Burchett.
Later Beverly opened her gifts and
presided over the table where her
guests were served,
decorated with a
and two birthday
and white frosting
pink candles. Ice
favors consisting of candy in paper
cups of pastel shades completed the
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
a stroke on
Sunday evening at
sister, Mrs. J. \V.
Cory, after suffering
street, and later
•here she lived
rs. Jessie Schif-
When in Bluffton
home on North Main
moved to Toledo 1
with her daughter,
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.
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
Funeral services were held Tuesday
at the Paul Diller funeral home.
Burial was in the Clymer cemetery.
Diller who recently returned
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.
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.
Mrs. R. A. Krohn entertained Mr.
and Mrs. William Morris, of Aurora,
Ill., and Mrs. D.
Mildred Keel of
one evening last
Jimmy of Findlay, were
Pandora, Saturday evening.
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
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
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,
Miss Naomi Beery, who spent
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Beery
returned to Elyria the forepart of
the week. Miss Beery is the super
intendent of the Elyria Memorial
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
Mr. and I
southeast of Pandora.
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.
Grismore was a re
New York City.
1 star mile rummer,
cent visitor in
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.
No sugar has been allocated for the
manufacture ol beverage alcohol in
connection with the July liquor holi
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
namely Joe Gdhzales came
Eldorado, Texas and has since ap
peared at shows
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
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,
in Bowling Green,
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:
sonnet Man, Mr. Capell
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
tity of truck tires and tubes.
Truck tires and tubes have a high priority,
also a high manpower priority, and are very
If you are not now engaged in essential war
work come in and talk it over with our Per
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
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
the son of Mr.
The bridegroom is
J. A. Ayres
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
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
Ray Amstutz, brother of the bride,,
was best man. The ushers were Le
Roy Lemley, Martin Grismore and
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.
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.
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