THURSDAY, MAY’ 30, 1946
Catfish Hittine- at Buckeve
For weeks local anglers have been
waiting for the channel catfish at the
Buckeye to rise. Few of these fish
have been taken from the Buckeye
this spring, but on Sunday night the
tide turned. Bob Lewis snagged his
limit at the quarry. He had at least
17 channels and the balance were yel
low catfish. Bob fished with night
crawlers at a depth of 8 to 12 feet.
A few channels were in the load
restocked in the quarry last week.
The club has on order a load of chan
nels and a load of mixed fish. De
livery is expected soon. Catfish will
he a major summer sport after the
load is restocked. A ton of these
fish were released locally several
Anglers have been haring some
luck also at the Buckeye. Willard
Thompson snagged 9 crappies early
last week on minnows. A few days
later hooked several more along with
two perch and a pickerel.
Johnny Bracy landed a 12 inch
crappie and has had pretty good
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Health! Started Chicks
Happenings Affecting Woods, Waters and Wildlife
By THE BLUFFTON COMMUNITY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB, INC.
luck on other occasions. Jess Man
ges hooked a 14 inch crappie, and it
was carrying one of those prize win
The white bass restocked by Ed
Root and Jess Manges seem to be
rather elusive. Seems the boys are
just now getting on the knack of
catching them. Drifting in a boat
with minnow trailing down about 8
feet seems to be one method that
works. Homer Bracy and Jess each
snagged a good sized white bass by
this manner. Joe Herrmann and his
two sons hooked a few crappies and
several catfish one evening last week
and one of the boys hooked a white
bass on a minnow. Larry Mathew
son also landed a white bass on a
Fishermen from Lake Erie say that
when the white bass start to spawn
they can be snagged readily on a
small pearl button attached to the
hook. Fly fishermen using small
spinners have a great deal of luck
Finally a method has been devised
for removing some of the shad sur
plus from the quarry. Several
youngsters with dip nets discovered
shad can be readily dipped out of the
water with a little practice. At least
20 shad were removed from the quar
ry in this manner in two days time
and tossed over the dike into the
creek. Hundreds of shad abound in
the quarry and if some of the sur
plus could be removed fishing will be
improved. Shad are very prolific and
it will not be long now before the
quarry will be alive with countless
thousands of shad fry. When this
happens fishing will take a slump
until the fry are gobbled up by the
crappies, bass and other game fish.
Pheasant Chick Rearing Program
Will be Launched by Sportsmen
The Sportsmen’s club will rear ten
cages of pheasant chicks this year as
an aid to the state restocking pro
gram. The cages will be farmed out
to individuals as has been the custom
in previous years. The pheasant
chicks will arrive in Bluffton from
state game farms shortly after June
1, which is the final date to apply for
Ed Root and Roy Clements, who
are in charge of the program for the
Sportsmen’s club, say that most of
the cages are spoken for by club
the ocasion of this peacetime Memorial
■ibute to all our heroes—both the living
and the dead.
Open Night and Day
24 Hour Service We Never Close
Quick Lunch* s Car Servicing Day or Night
3 mills south of Bluffton on Route 25
IN STOCK MAY’ 28
White Rocks 10 days old
White Rocks 4 days old
New Hampshire Reds 4 week old
New Hampshire Reds 3 days old
Barred Rocks 1 week old
hite Leghorn pullets 1 week old
hite Leghorns 3 days old
s of Coccidiosis Remedies—Turner’s
lactol, Renosal and Protosap.
continue hatching thru June.
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members, but any individual wishing
to raise a cage of birds should con
tact either of them or Silas Diller im
The club will furnish the cage, feed
and 15 chicks. In addition feed pans,
watering troughs and other equip
ment will also be furnished by the
organization. The birds will arrive
here at 4 weeks of age. The club
members will then rear the birds for
an additional 4 to 6 weeks. After
the rearing period is completed the
pheasants are released in good cover.
This summer more than 40,000 of
the pheasant chicks will be sent by
the state to cooperative growers. At
the state farms new electrical units
will care for the birds until the 4
week age is reached.
In the field the first report of pheas
ants hatched in the wild was noted
at Montpelier. A brood of nine
chicks and a hen was seen by B. H.
Sharlow, President of the Williams
County Conservation League.
The nest contanied nine broken shells,
indicating a 100 per cent hatch.
Conservation commissioner Buck
Rider urges farmers to save as many
as possible this year during mowing
season to help build up the present
low population of pheasants.
Pheasants prefer alfalfa for nest
ing and the use of a flushing bar at
tached to the mowing machine will
save many hens from destruction by
the cutting bar.
It is suggested that the field be in
spected before mowing and a small
island of hay left standing around a
nest as a protecting marker.
Five More Tagged Fish Caught
Even though fishing has slumped
to some extent since bass season is
out and fish are spawning, anglers
are still able to snag tagged fish at
the Buckeye quarry. Last week five
more tagged fish were caught bring
ing the total to 24 this season.
Merle Duff man hooked a pickerel
carrying tag number B15336 en
titling him to a subscription to the
Conservation Bulletin for one year.
The prize was sponsored by the
Sportsmen’s club. In addition Merle
landed a rock bass carrying tag
number B15361 entitling him to a
$2.00 cash prize at Fett’s Hardware.
Mary Jane Carr landed a tagged
rock bass, number B15353, w’hich
hooked the Sportsmen’s Club for
$2.00 in cash.
Donald Burkholder noticed a dead
rock bass along the bank. Turning
the fish over with his pole, Donald
discovered it was tagged. The con
test rules say all that is necessary
to collect a prize is to produce the
tag. It is not necessary to catch
the fish, just remove the tag from
the fish. Anyway he could collect
and Dillman’s Newstand rewarded
him with a carton of cigarettes.
Homer Bracy hooked a rock bass,
number B15354, entitling him to
$3.50 in trade or 25 baby chicks at
the Amstutz Hatcheries.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCafferty,
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Guider and
daughter and Miss Margaret Guider
were Dunkirk callers Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore are
spending several days in Detroit.
Joan Montgomery spent Sunday
with Rosemary Montgomery.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Wilkins
and family of near Williamstow-n
were Sunday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Klingler.
H. O. Hilty had a telephone call
from his brother Walter Hilty and
wife from Glendora, ,Calif., Thurs
Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Hilty enter
tained the following guests at a
tureen dinner Sunday: Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Patterson, Winter Haven, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Flemion, Ken
ton Mr. and Mrs. Enos Onion and
son Jimmy, Findlay Mrs. Clarence
Pagnard and children Daniel, How
ard, Karl, Martha, Evelyn and Allen
of Upper Sandusky, Mrs. Ohlen
Friedl y, Dunkirk Mr. and Mrs.
Owen Spencer, Bowling Green Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Young and sons
Lynn and Roy Eugene, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler called
Sunday evening on Mr and Mrs.
Clyde Klingler, Jr. and son.
Fish Are Biting
tr GULF SERVICE
Cor. Main and Washington
PAUL F. HENRY Bluffton
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
1 BUT THEIR
Six runs in the fourth inning pro
vided Bluffton High’s winning mar
gin over Lima St. Johns in a 7 to 1
victory tallied on the Lima diamond
last Thursday afternoon.
The Johnnies had gotten away to
a one-run lead in the second inning
of the tilt, and meanwhile Bluffton
went scoreless until the lucky fourth.
In that frame, Stonehill drew a
pass, Moore was safe on a fielder’s
choice and error Reagan singled
and Hartman then doubled. Lee
grounded out, but Kirtland was safe
on a fielder’s choice and Moore beat
out an infield hit. Wilch then sin
gled the srteth run across the plate,
and the Pirates had a comfortable
The seventh inning run came with
two men out when Moser doubled
with Lee on second base.
Mrs. O. K. Burns and children
are visiting relatives in Oklahoma.
Miss Ruth Durkee is spending the
week with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pratt
and family at Toledo. Also attend
ing the Methodist Conference.
The Vesperian class of Methodist
church met at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Orville Huber’s Wednesday
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kennel and
Allen of Oxford, called on Mrs.
Mina Augsburger last week.
Cloyd Alexander of Arizona and
Lester Alexander of Dayton, called
on their cousins this week, Mrs. E.
C. Pfeifer and Mrs. S. S. Bushey.
The Farm Women’s Improvement
club held a Mother-Daughter ban
quet, Thursday evening at the High
Mrs. Mina Augsburger spent Sun
day dinner, with Mr. and Mrs.
Waldo Schaublin of Findlay.
Mrs. L. A. Johnson and son Jim
mie of Lombard, Ill., are visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Jake Luginbuhl, hardware dealer
here, was taken to the Lima
Hospital Saturday on account of an
infected heel. He would appreciate
cards from his friends.
Ileen Amstutz and Mrs. I. J.
Amstutz, and Forest and Merlin
Leatherman were at Columbus, Sun
Warren J. Amstutz who had been
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Amstutz, left Tuesday evening
for Philadelphia, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hall from
West Unity, Ohio, visited relatives
over the, week end.
The W. S. C. S. will meet June 6
in the basement of the Methodist
Mr. and Mrs. William Amstutz
spent* Sunday at Gratz church at
tending services for Rural Life Sun
day. Dinner was served at the
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Rupright,
and Miss Julia Ash of Ada, spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. O. P.
Sawyer at Van Wert, Ohio.
Dickev Yant is snendincr th*» wook
with Mrs. Lillie Anderson.
Mrs. Lillie Anderson spent Mon
day in Bluffton.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Chidester
and family and Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Schick and family were Sunday
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Leiber and son. Evening
visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Badertscher and sons.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Burkholder
entertained over the week end the
under onio snies
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Bluffton Pirates Win From Lima
St. Johns In Last Game Of Season
Hartman, working on the mound
for Bluffton gave up only one run
and allowed five scattered hits. The
Pirates, on the other hand, squeezed
seven runs out of nine hits.
The box score:
Moser ____ __ .................. o 1 1
Hostettler ........... 2 0 0
Lewis ___ __......_____ 4 0 1
Stonehill .......... _____ 4 1 0
Moore _______ _____ 4 1 2
Reagan .. ........ _____ 4 1 2
Hartman ..............____ 3 1 1
Howe __ ____ _____ 1 0 0
Kirtland ......-... ...... ... 3 1 0
Wilch ________ w.. ....... 3 0 1
Lee __________ _____ 3 1 1
Bauman ............______ 3 1 0
Meyers __ ___ _____ 0 0 0
Totals ______ ______37 7 9
St. Johns ____ ______26 1 5
following: Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Burkholder from Pennsylvania and
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Taylor of Van
Wert, Ohio Mr. and Mrs. Maurice
Burkholder of Ft. Jennings and H.
Williams from Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Green spent
Saturday at the home of Russell
Hoffman of Continental, and on
Sunday visited with Thomas Green
and family of Continental.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Green spent
Tuesday and Wednesday of last
week at the home of Carl Johnson
of Van Wert.
A party honoring three returned
service men, Harry Eddinger, J. O.
Koontz and Jack Koontz will be
held at the Black school house this
Friday evening. Each family is
asked to bring sandwiches and a
covered dish and table service.
Callers at the Ami Nonnamaker
home the past week were Mrs. E. L.
Bish, Mrs. Mary Hartman and son
Cloyce, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Agin,
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Nonnamaker
and son Ralph, Mr. and Mrs. Chan
cey Klingler and family and Kaye
Robert and Marilyn Neff and
Kaye Nonnamaker enjoyed a weiner
roast at the Howard Eddinger home
Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs.
Emerson Neff and son Carl and
Mrs. Arthur Nonnamaker were call
Mrs. Emmeline Nonnamaker is
visiting at the Lendon Basinger
Union prayer services at the
Bethesda church, Thursday evening.
A large number from this place
attended the wedding of Merilyn
Battles and Edwin Crabill at the
First U. B. church in Findlay, Sun
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Triplett softball team will make
its first Bluffton night appearance
since the pre-war era in a game
with Harrod under the lights at
Harmon field Friday of this week.
The game is scheduled for 8 p. m.
on the diamond in front of the stad
ium, and with the return of play
under the floodlights the crowd of
spectators also is expected to return
to its pre-war average.
Harrod has one of the crack teams
in this district, and will be especially
anxious to come thru with a victory
over the undefeated Triplett outfit
which has six consecutive victories
to its credit thus far.
DECAUSE in old-time Germany,
newly married couples always
drank during the first month or
“moon” after marriage, a wine
which was made from honey and dur
ing this month they would keep apart
from other people, making it a time
of adjustments. Soon the idea of a
voyage away from all things fa
miliar took the public fancy and
that voyage acquired the name
“honeymoon” which it carries to
this day long after the custom which
originated it is forgotten.
Western Newspaper Union.
Experience gained as a hired man
often is much cheaper than becoming
a farm owner before learning the bus
Increased marketing of hogs in re
cent weeks caused an amendment to
the order restricting hog slaughter
so that inspected packers now are
permitted to process 90 per cent of
the total killed during any corres
ponding period in 1944. Government
officials say that tightness of feed
supplies started the up surge in hog
Triplett Softball Team To Resume
Night Play Here This Friday Night
In piling up their impressive
and Mrs. 1
Mrs. Kenneth Keller and
ters of Findlay spent Wednesday in
the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Will Habegger.
Mr. and Mrs. Emory
and family and Charles
spent Sunday afternoon in
of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Frantz and
sons. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Carr
and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Frantz
were Saturday evening callers.
Jane Dukes and James Green
were members of this years graduat
ing class in the Mt. Cory school.
They with the rest of the class en
joyed a sight-seeing trip to Detroit
Whafs the Answer?
By EDWAFD FINCH
iV^HY DO TREY CALL
IT A HONEYMOON 2
The undersigned as agent
terson, deceased, will sell at
South Main street, Bluffton, Oi
Friday Evening, May 31
The following prop
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early-season record, the local players
have included victories over Tiffin
Routh Packers, one of the best out
fits in the state, and a shutout over
Lima Loco, which was the Lima
champion last summer.
For their game here with Harrod,
the team can draw from its crack
pitching staff comprised of Timer
Spaeth, Gene Beach and Maynard
Geiger, while Harrod has a former
Ohio Northern star who likely will
start on the mound.
In Lima Major league play this
week, the Bluffton team is sched
uled to meet J. and T. Beers under
the lights at the Faurot park dia
Increasing the usual amount of
seed planted per acre will produce
se'veral extra bushels of com on the
best Ohio corn land.
IT MAY BE A
TOM GET YOUR
Bixel Motor Sales
131 Cherry St. Bluffton, Ohio
heirs of Eva Pat
blic auction at 204
7:00 P. M.
lau ry stove, 2 ice boxes,
oom suite, good as new,
ha closet, marble top table,
shelf, writing desk, stp^i
fireless cooker, mohaii*
dining room suite,
old fashioned mirr
bed, dressing table __ ___
mirror, base rocker, 5 rocking chairs, paper rack,
radio cabinet, 2 floor lamps, hall tree, 4 rugs 9 by 12,
rug 8 by 10, stand, leather chair, 2 grass rugs, wal-,
nut kitchen table and 5 chairs, 2 clocks, bed room
dresser, library table, several throw rugs, pictures,
White sewing machine, sewing table, Apex electric
sweeper, dishes of all kinds, pots and pans, cooking
utensils, many other articles too numerous to mention.
ed room suite, center table, long
Rob Patterson, Agent
Thrapp & Warren, Aucts. Marshall & Reams, Clerks
“The Friendly Store”
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