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THURSDY, OCT. 18, 1945
Fishing Contest Ends
The $400 fishing contest held at the
Buckeye Quarry this summer ended
Monday with only 19 tagged fish cap
tured out of the 252 released in the
The contest which has been spon
sored by Sportsmen’s club for sev
eral years now attracts a great deal
cf attention and on some days during
the spring fishing rush as many as
200 anglers could be seen at one time
trying their skill at the quarry.
Thousands of legal size fish were
released in the quarry prior to the
opening date of the contest, but only
the fish carrying the small metal
numbered tags were th& lucky ones.
A variety of fish were tagged and
every type of angler from the cat
fisherman to the man with fly or
plug had an opportunity to cash in on
the prizes offered. As in previous
years local firms aided the club in
putting on the contest and over 90
stores and firms sponsored tagged
fish in the derby. Awards ranged
from war bonds to prizes in trade.
Winners were as follows: Joey
Goodman, $2 in cash, tagged blue gill
sponsored by A. E. Kohli Insurance
agency M. E. Emerick, $1.50 in trade,
channel cat, Farmer’s Grain Co., Cliff
Koontz, Bulletin Subscription, Chan
nel cat, Sportsmen’s club W. W. Ar
nold, $2 in trade, crappie, Sommer’s
Grocery Mrs. Ruth Schaeublin, $1 in
trade, crappie, Grove Strdet Green
houses Mrs. Don Forche, $1.50 in
trade, crappie, O. O. Alspach & Son
Helen Randall, $2.50 in cash, crappie,
Gray and White Co. Pappy Forche,
$2 in trade, crappie, Fett’s Hardware
Pappy Forche, $1.00 in trade, crappie,
Hankish Confectionery Thomas H.
White, $2.50 in trade, blue gill, C. F.
Niswander Jesse Mangus, $1.00 in
trade, bass, Ruff’s Store Jesse Man
gus, 1 dozen flies, crappie, Superior
Sporting Goods, Lima Harry Shrider,
$2 cash, R. bass, Bluffton Body Shop
Frank Cunningham, $2 in trade, crap
pie, Community Market Virgil Bor
kosky, $2 in trade, R. bass, Dillman’s
News Stand Fhvin Long, $1.50 in
cash, channel cat, West Ohio Gas Co.
William Carr, $2 in trade, crappie,
Peter Gratz Store Betty Lewis, $1 in
trade, bass, Wilch Restaurant Ezra
Basinger, casting line, pickerel, Mum
ma Electric shop.
Francis Basinger, D.l)^
Evan BasingeoBfUl
Telephone 271-W
Bluffton, Ohio
Happenings Affecting Woods, Waters and Wildlife i I
S---------------------------------------------------------------- &
Fall Fish Restocking Started This
Week at Local Quarries
A telephone call from Sandusky,
Monday from the supervisor of the
Lake Erie Conservation district brot
the good news that truck load of Lake
Erie mixed fish would arrive in Bluff
ton on Wednesday afternoon. The
load will contain all large size fish
and would be a mixture of perch,
crappies, with a sprinkling of bass
and channels. The fish will be re
leased in the Buckeye quarry for re
stocking purposes. The club has on
order a truck load of perch and a
truck load of mixed fish for release
in the quarry. The two loads will
approximate 4000 large fish. The
shipments are paid for from club
funds and the truck load of perch if
obtained at this time has been paid
for by donations of club members.
Over $40 has been raided for this spe
cial shipment of perch.
Fish Hitting at Water Works
Anglers have been waiting for the
frost to hit the Bluffton area, for this
change in weather invariably quickens
the fishing interest. Following heavy
frosts insect life is literally wiped out
and this source of food is shut off
from the fish. As a resit good catch
es are to be had.
Sam Stepleton has set the pace for
fall fishing for this veteran angler
showed the local boys he still enjoys
plenty action with his fly rod. Sam
last Thursday afternoon from 2:30 to
6:00, snagged the nicest catch of fish
we have seen in many a day, and all
the fish were taken from the water
works quarry on night crawlers with
his fly rod. On his stringer there
were 2 bass measuring 17 inches, 1
bass 15’2 inches, 1 crappie 13’: inch
es, 1 crappie 91? inches and another
7 inches in length. Sam also hooked
an 8 inch rock bass. Here is a record
to shoot at this fall, boys!
Other anglers have had good luck
at the Water Works the past few
days. Jesse Mangus snagged at least
5 nice crappies and a gobd sized bass,
Sundaly. Ed Root hooked an 18 inch
bass and Doc and Mrs. Ludwig had a
good sized bass and crappie on their
stringer also. This writer, Pappy
Sheidler and his son Charles had some
fun snagging blue gills and catfish
and several other anglers have been
taking good catches of blue gills from
the waterworks quarry the past few
Fishermen Return From Michigan
A party of anglers hit it lucky in
the Upper Peninsula of Michigan dur
ing a week’s stay at Munosky Bay. In
the party were Thomas White, Fred
Hoverman, Louie Haller, Dick Haller
and Leo White. The group had a
cottage at the bay and although the
weather was drizzly a good share of
the time, the fishing was good. Tom
White hooked a 6 lb. small mouth
bass on his by rod and the entire
party had good catches of northern
pike which ranged from 5 to 9 lbs.,
bass from 3 to 4 pounds, channel cats
and other fish.
Plan Bird Dog Trial
Entries for the United Conservation
and Outdoor Association’s Autumnal
bird dog trial are being received at
the Yellow Front Auto Supply store
in Findlay. The event, familiar to
the many bird dog enthusiasts of the
area, is an annual affair with entries
limited to 30 Hancock County owned
The field event will be run off this
coming Sunday at Van Buren Lake.
Entries will be closed as sdon as the
limit of 30 dogs is reached.
Drawings for place in the trial will
be hid this Thursday night at the
club’s annual Fall Warmup mixer in
Eagles hall. The shindig starts at
8 p. m. promptly.
Shells for Hunters
The Navy Department has notified
congressmen it has declared 14,000,
000 shot gun shells surplus, and this
ammunition should be available to
hunters immediately. Last year
hunters were limited to 100 each.
More About Boats
Two Tennessee plants are conduct
ing experiments in the construction
of all aluminum fishing boats, the
Aluminum Company of America stat
ed recently. One company has built a
14 foot fishing boat with an overall
weight of only 202 pounds.
Breaks in the first and second
quarters gave Ohio Northern uni
versity three touchdowns and a 21
to 0 victory over Bluffton college
last Saturday afterno- at Harmon
field stadium.
For the most part the Beavers
played the visitors on even terms,
hut the first-half scoring of the
Bears was sufficient to spoil Bluff
ton’s first Homecoming gridiron fare
in three years.
In the opening minutes of the tilt,
Bluffton and Northern waged a mid
field battle, but a fourth-down bad
pass from center gave the Bears
the ball on Bluffton’s 17-yard line
and their first scoring chance as the
quarter neared its end.
From that point Northern drove
to the five-yard line and Quarter
back Good then slashed off tackle for
a touchdown. Weller skirted end
for the extra point and the Bears
led 7 to 0.
A Bluffton pass intercepted on the
Beavers* 28-yard stripe set up the
second touchdown less than two min
utes later, and Weller caught a long
pass from Bailey in the end zone for
the tally. Weller again converted.
Northern’s quick kick early in the
second quarter set the Beavers back
on their heels again when the ball
rolled dead on the one-yard line, and
Bluffton college’s “iro
ball team will take anol
Ohio Northern univer
Bears’ Home-coming a
Saturday* afternoon.
from the visit
Bluffton College Gridders To Play
Ohio Northern Eleven There Saturday
Principal factor
avor is its edge i
trength, for the Beavers have onl^
Another of the favo
ar's Western Buc
after the visit**’ s took a short B’ufl*
ton punt they marched to another
touchdown with Weller plunging
over from the one-yard line. Archer
place-kicked the extra point.
Otherwise Bluffton played the
Northern eleven to a standstill, and
altho the locals uncorked several
threats of their own they never suc
ceeded in breaking the scoreless ice.
It was an iron-man performance
for the 12 Reavers who saw action
in the tilt, but one of necessity, for
the team had no other replacements
in their first start since football
was discontinued at the college back
in 1942.
Northern tallied eight first downs
in the tilt, and Bluffton got six.
Fumbles were costly to both outfits,
and each recovered balls lost by the
others on three occasions, but other
wise good football was played des
pite the fact that neither school had
seen action in three years.
Bluffton’s starting lineup included
Berkey, left end Beery, left tackle
Hamman, left guard Schumacher,
center Frank, right guard Nis
wander, right tackle Rickert, right
end Fellers, quarterback Suter,
left half Klassen, right half, and
Placie, fullback. Bixel saw action
for the locals as a backfield replace
three substitutes. Only one of them
saw action against the visitors last
Saturday, and for the most part
Bluffton’s bid for victory must be on
the basis of an “iron-man” perform-
school’s first
Undefeated St. Marys Eleven Will
Play Bluffton High Here Friday Night
high-geared outfit
here to tangle with the Pirates.
As defending champions in
league, St. Marys is hoping to
peat their success of last y
in two loop games the Rou
have racked up 51 points wh
ing their opponents scoreless
ir, and
e hold-
St. Marys was idle last week and
got a good chance to see the Pirates
One of the power-house teams of
this area will face Bluffton High grid
ders at Harmon field this
night yvhen St. Marys’
eley’en appears here in
Buckeye league contest
league games the undefeated Rough
riders have tallied 51 points while
holding their foes scoreless, and the
Pirates will meet one of their hardest
assignments of the season ... St.
Marys is defending champion in the
loop, and if anything the Roughriders
are better this season
a Western
A bitter three-way race for the
league tilt appears to be shaping up,
with St. Marys, Van Wert and Wa
pakoneta bidding for the crown
Last week Van Wert racked up its
third loop win by beating Bellefon
taine, 32 to 7, and Wapakoneta kept
pace with a 49 to 17 romp over Ken
ton .... It
school had
was the first time either
been scored on in the
grid play after a three
Bluffton college gridders
year layoff,
at Har-
put on the “iron-man” stunt
mon field last Saturday
when they’ lost a Homecoming tilt to
Ohio Northern by a score of 21 to 0.
Only 12 men appeared in the Bluffton
lineup, thru necessity, but they turn
ed in a y’ery' creditable performance.
Bluffton High’s grid season is
unique in one respect this year
In five games the losing team has
failed to score .... Bluffton gridders
shut out Kenton, Ada and Celina, an^
in turn failed to tally against Van
Wert and Pandora in the only set-
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Phone 120-Y Bluffton. Ohio
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THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO ______________________________ PAGE THREE
Ohio Northern Defeats Beavers. 21-0. Bluffton High Eleven Scores Early
In Bluffton’s First Game Since 1942 To Beat Celina By Score Of 21-0
the Purple
With one game behind them and
yother week of practice under their
jits, the Bluffton team can be
?pended on to better the creditable
?rformance they gave last week
?spite the fact that it was the
gridiron tilt since the
they trounced Celina, 21
other leaders in the
ice are continuing to roll
high gear, Van Wert beat
to 7, and
ing Bellefontaine,
Wapakoneta plastering Kenton, 49 to
17, over the weekend.
It was the
teams, and it
marked the first time either had
been scored on in league play.
In second place behind the three
leaders is Bluffton with two wins
and one loss the setback coming two
weeks ago at the hands of Van
they’ have suffered.
best of
the con
Cutting loose yvith their
fensive maneuvers early in
test, Bluffton High gridders
to winning way’s last
21 to 0 victory over
dogs in a night game at that place.
Friday yvith a
Celina’s Bull-
The Pirates punched two touch
doyvns across the goal in the first
quarter of the tilt, and added an
other in the closing period
their most decisive
to score
the sea-
win of
when Celina lost
while attempting
Bluffton’s first
started in midfield
the ball on downs
to drive for two yards on a fourth
down play. The touchdown came
yvhen Moser skooted wide around his
left end, and Syvank’s place-kick for
conversion was good.
A few plays later Celina again
presented the ball to Bluffton in
midfield on another attempted fourth
doyvn plunge, and the Pirates start
ed goalward for a second time.
Running plays carried them to the
Celina 30-yard stripe where the
Bulldog’s defense stiffened, but Full
back Swank passed to End Lewis
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Allen County. Ohio,
of September. 1945, there 'till
to a vote of the people of Aid
empted Village School District nt
HER ELECTION to be held in
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on the goal line for a second touch
down. Swank again kicked the extra
Scoreless ball was played in the
second and third quarters, then in
the fourth period Bluffton set up
another touchdown with a pass in
tercepted in Celina’s territory. Sev
eral nice break-away runs by Swank,
Basinger and Moser took the ball to
the eight-yard line, and from there
Moser drove over the goal behind
perfect blocking for the third touch
down. Swank’s kick again was
Celina’s only scoring bid came in
the closing minutes when the Bull
dogs took to the air, but an alert
Bluffton defense spiked every threat
to assure the locals of a shutout de
Bulffton racked up 11 first downs
during the evening’s melee, six of
which came in the closing half. Ce
lina had seven first downs.
Bluffton’s win over Celina
team’s second in Western
league play, and gave the
record of two victories and
against loop foes.
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locals a
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each one dollar of valuation, which amounts
to 3.30 for each one hundred dollars of val
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