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THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 1946
Scout Investiture Next Wednesday
Night, Feb. 13
Highlighting the regular meeting
of the Sportsman’s Club scheduled
for Wednesday night of next week
at the Town Hall will be a candle
light investiture service conducted by
the two Bluffton Boy Scout Troops.
The program starts at 8:00 p. m.
The meeting is opened to the
public and scheduled to celebrate
Boy Scout Week, a national observ
ance commemorating the 35th an
niversary of the Boy Scout movement
in the United States.
Both Boy Scout troops, 82 and 56,
will be on hand in full dress to
participate in the program. A
candlelight investiture will be held
for John Trippiehorn and Lynn
Carmack and conducted by scout
masters Wade Shook and Kenneth
Oberly with the assistance of both
Excellent motion pictures on scout
ing will be shown in color and sound.
O. M. Friddel, outdoorsman and well
known scouter from Findlay, will
narrate and screen motion pictures
of a canoe trip into the wilds of
Ontario, Canada. Accompanying
him on the exploration trip were a
group of high ranking Findlay Boy
Scouts.
Other sound and color films will be
“‘The Trail to Citizenship” and
scout troops. watershed, is the site for the first
An explanation of the observance
of Boy Scout Week will be given by
Neighborhood Commissioner V. C.
Oppermann.
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CONSERVATION AFFAIRS
Happenings Affecting Woods, Waters and Wildlife
By THE BLUFFTON COMMUNITY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB, INC.
“Tank Destroyers.”
At the conclusion of the meeting
Herbert Rupright, chairman of the
refreshment committee, says good
roast beef sandwiches, coffee and
milk will be served.
Report Record Coon Crop
Near Marion
A record crop of raccons, due to
the open weather this season, was re
ported by the Crawford County Corn
Hunters Ass’n at its annual meeting.
Hunters averaged 10 to 70 raccoons
each during the season.
The association has 137 animals to
be released for restocking.
Three major coon chases are plan
ned this year: March 24, Bucyrus
Fairgrounds June 2, Galion and
Sept. 15 in the region of Seccaium
Park.
Happenings Afield
Seneca Lake, in the Muskingum
state rabbit production farm there
will be 200 acres of land surrounded
on three sides by water only one
side will need fencing at the farm
brood stock of rabbits wil1 be live
trapped from surburban areas for
the initial planting more farms
are planned and pheasants will be
reared by a simi’ar proceedure.
maybe we can get one of the farms
located near Bluffton the club
could buy some land and perhaps
lease it to the state for a pheasant
farm ....
Raccoons are listed as among the
chief enemies of crows the animats
rob the nests of birds and eat both
the eggs and fledglings the sex
ratio of the kill for the 1944 45 Ohio
hunting season wa? determined by ex
amining 583 pelts purchased by deal
ers the pelts were 473 male, 92
female, and 18 undetermined males
thus comprise at least 81 percent of
the total ....
Fox hunting has become a major
Saturday sport in the state ... in
most groups all the men carry shot
guns and seeming'y Sir Reynard is
bagged long before the ring closes as
a group near Mansfie'd get as
many as 7 foxes on one drive ....
they say without guns there is small
chance of bagging the fox for the
animal will break thru at the begin
ning of the drive .... 1946 will be a
good fox year SPORTS AFIELD re
ports ... in some states it will level
off, in others a marked increase
in either case get in on a hunt now
for Mr. Fox will be on the down
grade in a year or two experts
advise it is good sense and good sport
to tajie advantage of his numbers
get in on a hunt this winter while
there is a good chance of getting a
shot at a fox ....
Remember to place that order for a
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acquired farm in Orange Twp............
125 red pine trees, lespedezia and mu1
tiflora rose bushes are included in his
order ....
Your 1946 Sportsmen club dues are
payable .... all memberships come
payable on the first of the year ..
pay your dollar to Ed Waitermire,
membership sec’y, or any club director
plan to attend the meeting Wed
nesday of next week ... a good time
to turn in your dues ....
Bluffton Reserves
Top Ada, 32-13
Bluffton High reserves scored an
easy 32 to 13 victory over Ada
seconds on the Ada court, last Fri
day night, fo rhteir eighth win of
the year.
After trailing at the first quarter,
6 to 3, the Pirate understudies came
thru to take a 17 to 7 halftime lead.
They were out in front at the third
quarter, 24 to 10.
Sommer led the Pirate attack with
15 points.
Sports In Shorts
Bluffton High eagers lived up to an
old tradition in drawing a team with
one of the best records in the tourna
ment for the Pirates first start in the
Class exempted village and paro
chial school’s tourney opening at Ada
on Monday, Feb. 18 ... Bluffton’s
first round foe in a tilt to be played
at 7 p. m. on Feb. 18 will be Hicks
ville, a team that has won 10 and
lost four so far this season .... In
records the Hicksville team is topped
only by Delphos Jefferson, victor in
10 contests and losers in three.
Win or lose, the Pirates wall have
two chances in the tourney because of
a double-elimination feature adopted
this year.... If the Pirates top Hicks
ville, they will meet the victor of the
Ada-Lima St. Johns tilt on Wednesr
day, Feb. 20 ... Should they lose
their first start, they will play the
Ada St. Johns loser on the same
night .... St. Johns has won nine
games and lost four, and Ada has a
record of eight wins and four set
backs...........
The tournament champion and vic
tor in the losers-consolation bracket
both will be eligible to play in the
Class Sectional tourney at Celina
early in March Nine teams are in
the tournament .... In addition to the
four top-bracket outfits are Delphos
Jefferson, Lima St. Gerards, Wapak
oneta St. Joseph, Delphos St. Johns
and Lima St. Rose ... St. Gerards
has the poorest record, with no vic
tories in 11 starts ....
Allen county Class tournament
play will start on Thursday, Feb. 14,
w’ith two representatives eligible for
the sectional meet .... Pairings for
the tournament were: Beaverdam vs
Elida Lafayette vs Shawnee and
Harrod vs Gomer. Spencerville drew
a first-round bye .....
Strength of the teams on the West
ern Buckeye league this winter was
demonstrated last Saturday night
w’hen Kenton defeated Findlay, one of
the best Class A fives in this area, by
a 47 to 31 score .... Three weeks ago
Kenton beat Bluffton, 43 to 33
Kenton has lost only one decision in
league play, a reversal meted out by
Wapakoneta, the loop leader
Bluffton will play Wapakoneta here in
two weeks.
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON. OHIO
Shown above are two raccoons
shot by Roy Clements, chairman of
the pheasant management committee
of the Bluffton Community Sports
men’s Club, and which he bagged on
the same tree, while on a hunting
expedition east of Beaverdam. Cle­
One of the best fur catches in
many years for the Bluffton-Ada
hunting district w’as made this win
ter by three members of the Bluff
ton Community Sportsmen’s Club
who reside at Ada.
Dean Moore (right above) and
Justin Klingler (left above) have to
their credit 400 muskrats, and 56
raccoons, and with the assistance of
Wayne Cooney have bagged 9 foxes
this w’inter to date.
Total valuation of the pelts taken
by these three men will approximate
$1500 which makes their efforts a
highly profitable proposition.
Coon are plentitful this year and
Klingler and Moore accompanied by
their valuable and well trained
hounds have had some excellent ex
peditions afield.
Hunters Bag Two Raccoons On Same Tree
Klingler’s hound, a black and tan
Bluffton High eagers gave ground
before Ada High’s 30-point last-half
assault last Friday night at that
place, and the Bulldogs came from
behind to best the Pirates, 45 to 33,
for their sixth victory in a row.
Early in the season Bluffton top
ped Ada, 37 to 26, but the outfit the
Burckymen met last Friday was vast
ly superior in every respect and
demonstrated that the consecutive
w’in streak established since the
Christmas holidays has been no fluke.
Bluffton held the advantage thru
out the first half, leading at the
quarter, 9 to 6, and at halftime, 19
to 15. Then the Bulldogs started
pulling up and after going out in
front in the third stanza, 29 to 25,
they added 16 more points in the
last period w’hile Bluffton was get
ting only eight.
How completely the complexion of
the game took an about face is seen
in the fiact that Art Hilty, high
point man
points, got 12
first half and
half.
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ments, on his first coon hunting trip
shot both animals with a..22 caliber
revolver. The one held by Don
Forche, Beaverdam representative of
the club (on the left) weighed 2014
pounds while the one Clements (on
the right) is holding weighed 11H
pounds.
Pirates Contribute Game To Keep
Up Winning Streak Of Ada High
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named “Smokey Joe” is considered
one of the best. Moore’s hound, a
part red bone named “Joe” works
w’ell as a team mate. An indication
of their ability is the large number
of coon treed by the tw’o dogs this
season.
The fox hunting practiced by the
three men is a unique procedure. The
trio drive a car slowly along a coun
try road and scan the snow covered
ditches and road side carefully for
fox tracks. When a trail is dis
covered, Klingler and Moore leave
the car and follow the trail across
field, the driver of the car meanwhile
keeping an eye on them, drives a
round to the other side of the square
where he takes up position for fir
ing. The fox spotted by any of the
men, as it bursts from cover, is an
easy matter to “pick off” with high
powered rifles.
for the Bulldogs in the first half,
got 10 in the last two periods, and
Volckening, who also scored 10, made
all but one tally in the last half.
Ada made 15 field goals to 13 for
Bluffton, w’ith most of the home
team’s margin of victory coming
free throws.
The box score:
Bluffton
Althaus _____________ 1 1
Reagan 0 1
Moser 0 0
Klay _______ __ —__ 0 0
Hilty ________________ 6 2
Sommer _____________ 1 0
Lee _________________ 4 2
Hartman 0 0
Basinger 1 1
Howe 0 0
Stonehill ____________ 0 0
Lewis _______________ 0 0
Kirtland _____________ 0 0
Smucker _____________ 0 0
Totals
Ada
Bluffton with 14
of his counters in the
only two in the last
tallied 16 points for
Bosse, who
Ada, got all but five of them in the
last half Anse, who went scoreless
AT NO
EXTRA
CHARGE
on
time
People who cannot find
recreation are obliged sooner
later to find time for illness.
—John Wanamaker.
Only one of three games to be
played by Bluffton High and Bluff
ton college eagers during the next
week will be on a home court, a tilt
between the Beavers and Findlay
college here next Tuesday night.
Complete schedule of play for the
week is as follows:
Friday, Feb. 8
High School at Van Wert
Saturday, Feb. 9
College at Wilberforce
Tuesday, Fer. 12
Findlay vs College, here
In the contest with Van Wert
at that place this Friday, Bluffton
High will be playing one of the best
outfits in the Western Buckeye
Defiance’s crack forward, O. Smith,
one of the leading scorers of the
state, again proved the measure of
the difference between Bluffton Col
lege Beavers and the Yellow’ Jackets
last Wednesday night when the up
staters bested the Burckymen by a
score of 56 to 40 at that place.
Smith racked up 22 points on 11
field goals to set his team’s scoring
pace, and he was ably assisted by
his running mates, Karr and Ger
ken, who got 13 and 10 points re
spectively. Beidler was the only
Bluffton man to get better than 10
points, and his 13 tallies were high
for the Beavers.
Except for the last quarter, how
ever, Bluffton put up a game fight,
and w-ere within striking distance
Mt. Cory
Sandra and Jacqueline Reiter
were Sunday guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Reiter, and dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Reiter,
daughter Glenna and son Harry.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reiter, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Balister spent Sat
urday evening in Lima.
Mrs. Nellie Victory is entertaining
her brother who is visiting here
from Missouri.
Ruth Ghaster called Wednesday
afternoon on Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Gibbs and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bur
ket in Rawson.
Ruth Ghaster and Chester Huber
called on Mrs. Emma Ausfahl and
Jimmie Ghaster Sunday afternoon
in Findlay.
Mrs. Ida Dorney, Mrs. M. I.
Fowell and son Luther of Columbus
were recent callers on Mr. and Mrs.
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Here Tuesday Pirates At Van Wert
Defiance Collegians Top Beavers
Second Time By Score Of 56-40
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PAGE THREE
league. The Cougars have a fine
record for the season thus far, and
Bluffton will face its sixth Class A
team of the year in the tilt.
Bluffton college’s engagement with
Wilberforce this Saturday night is
expected to be another thriller, for
in a contest two weeks ago the
Beavers edged the flashy colored out
fit by a 46 to 43 score.
Findlay college will bring a fine
team here next Tuesday night, and
local fans are assured of another
fine game. The Oilers topped Bluff
ton in the opening game of the
year, but the Beavers have shown
surprising improvement since then,
and the old rivalry between the two
schools will bespeak a good turnout.
of the Yellow Jackets most of the
way.
Defiance’s first quarter lead was
8 to 6, and the gap at halftime had
been widened to 20 to 16. The third
period score was 39 to 30.
The box score
Bluffton
Beidler _____ ..--...TIL1U...T 5 3 13
Kinsley 2 1 5
Yost __________ ____ 0 0 0
Klassen ___ __ _____ 3 1 7
Clark __________ ......... 1 1 3
Berky ______________ 3 2 8
Howe ___________.........2 0 4
Beery ............. ..... _____ 0 0 0
Hammon _____ ____ 0 0 0
Totals ___ __________16 8 40
Defiance _____ ____ 24 8 56
Bert Burket in Rawson.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jones were
recent supper guests of Mr and
Mrs. Frank Balister and family,
the occasion being in honor of their
son Kolin Balister’s birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Doty and
daughter Gladys returned last week
after spending tw’o w’eeks in Flor
ida.
Mrs. Charles Brenner, who has
been quite ill at the Findlay hos
pital is a little better and will be
brought home soon.
Willard Kramer spent Sunday
with his daughter Clara Bauman.
Ruth Ghaster called on Mrs.
Richard Reiter and Mrs. Glen Reiter
Monday afternoon.
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