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THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 1946
Ohio Pheasant Crop Below Pre-War Estimates According to Daniel L. Leedy, lead er of the Ohio Wildlife Research Unit at O. N. U., recent studies indicate the current pheasant populations are no more than one-half to two-thirds those of pre-war populations. The estimate is based on nesting .-surveys, roadside census, intensive surveys of 4 mile square areas and hunter-kill data comparisons. Heavy rains during last June wiped out some of the pheasant chick popu lation and many eggs made unpro ductive through chilling. Recent high speed tractor mowing combined with night mowing resulted in heavy loss es. An overall picture of the pheasant belt forecasts a fair crop prospect, apparently some better than last year. Locally some areas have made a strong comeback and pheasant hunt ing will be greatly improved. In Orange twp. early this week your scribe encountered a flock of 16 pheasants along a country road. All were young birds, but the 6 cocks in the flock were nicely feathered out HOWTO FEED FOR MORE M/LK 1. 2. CONSERVATION AFFAIRS Happenings Affecting Woods, Waters and Wildlife By THE BLUFFTON COMMUNITY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB, INC. with brilliant plummage. The Sportsmen’s Club has been giving as much aid as possible in the pheasant chick rearing program. This year approximately 150 mature birds will be released by the club before hunting season rolls around. Within a short time restocking will be done by the state in our area and in addition our club operates 6 game reserves which are an aid in keeping the pheasant population from becom ing depleted by hunters. Squirrel Season Ends Saturday Open season on fox and grey squir rel ends through out the entire state on Saturday night. Squirrel hunters agree this year has been the best in many years and few have treked to the woods on any occasion and returned home with the game bag empty. Powder-dry woods was a hindrance in hunting for the hunter had diffi culty in closing in on game due to so much noise made by the breaking of twigs and rustling of leaves. Showers the forepart of the week were a Plenty of Good Quality Roughage PLUS* Grain, properly mixed with 3. MASTER BLEND Dairy Concentrate Master Mur Dealer for the Master Blend Feeding Program. Master Feed Mill Leland Basinger, Mgr. Just received— (. -....................................... CREAM EGGS POULTRY Highest Prices Paid Chas. liinsingcr Successor to K & Produce Co. Bluffton’s Own Home Owned Market Next to Town Hall Phone 492-W 4 and 5 drawer CHESTS Unfinished Maple Finish Walnut Finish You’ll want to seeXhem— Kidney-shaped Dressing Tables with bench WattemDie 'i “Your Friendly Store” Ed Waitermire, Owner THE great aid in overcoming the difficulty. After the squirrel season ends Sat urday woodcock will be fair game from Oct. 10 to 24, and on Oct. 26 duck season opens. Duck season will close on Dec. 9, but meanwhile rab bits, pheasant, partridge and grouse will be in season from Nov. 15 to Nov. 30. Rabbit season will last until New Years day. At present rail and galli nule season is in and will run to Nov. 30. Ohio was changed from the north ern zone to the intermediate zone for the migratory bird season. That moved the season back to Oct. 26 and shortened it to 45 days. Bag and pos session limits were cut from 10-20 to 7-14. Sights Red Fox Oscar Wenger sighted a red fox on the Reece Huber farm the first day of squirrel season. Wenger had not yet loaded his gun and was walking toward the woods when the fox jump ed up at the side of him. Oscar had a profitable day though, even if he did not get a shot at the fox, for he bag ged 4 fox squirrels on the opener. Pandora Mr. and Mrs. Francis Geiger are parents of a son born Sunday at Bluffton hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Goedde and son Tommy of Col. Grove spent Mon day evening with his sister Mr. Rich ard Krohn and family. Many from here attended the open house of the Leipsic Westinghouse plant Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Davidson and Mrs. George Stoody and children were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Davidson and family of Ottawa. —. Mrs. Richard Krohn accompanied Mrs. Robert Goedde of Ottawa to Dayton onj Friday to spend the week end with the latter’s daughter, Elea nor, there. Brief services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schumacher, Pandora, were held Sat urday at 10 a. m. in the home of the grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Noah Schumacher of this place. The baby died at birth at 10 a. m. Friday in the Bluffton Community Hospital. The Rev. Arnold Schmidt, pastor of the Pandora Missionary church, officiated and burial was in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery east of Pandora. Besides the parents and paternal grandparents, the baby is survived by the maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Weber of Lima. A large number from here attend ed the 4 Club Calf and F. F. A. Club Calf show and Auction Sale of the calves at Archbold, Ohio, last Friday. There were a good number of entries from the Pandora community with each one receiving a good price per pound for their calf. Charles An derson, a former resident of here, who belongs to the Holgate club also had his club calf there. Munson Thrapp and Richard Krohn made a business trip to Toledo Tues day. Word was received here that Albert Deitler, 59, a former resident, died at 11:25 p. m. Friday in Percy Jones Hospital, Battle Creek, Mich. Services were conducted on Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Diller Funeral Home in Bluffton. Rev. Walter Purdy officiat ed and burial was in Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Clarence Diller has purchased a property on Jackson street in Bluff ton. Deitler died of bronchial pneumonia following an illness of 18 months. He It’s About Time for the Fall Rains- How is your spouting, does it leak or does it need new spouting? Come in and see us, we still have a good supply. We also do furnace work and handle and in stall the Schill Furnace. J. A. Leatherman Phone 152-Wjfr 107 S. Mair/i Bluffton, Ohioy (J COAL Notice Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio quality coal. Howard Stager Coal Yard on A. C. & Y. R. R. Phone 354-W or 265-W 3LUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO Revenge for defeats administered by Pandora gridders the last two years will be the spur that Bluffton High backers are hoping will mean victory for the Pirates in the an nual clash with their traditional foes at Pandora, this Friday. Preliminary plans for a night game to inaugurate the new light ing system on the Pandora gridiron appeared upset on Monday by de lays in erection, and present indi cations are to the effect that the contest will be played in the after noon. Both teams will go into the game with unbeaten records for the sea son. Bluffton has triumphed over A three-touchdown splurge in the first half gave Bluffton High’s un beaten Pirates their second consecu tive win of the season when they trounced Ada, 19 to 0, in a contest at Harmon field last Friday. The Pirates provided plenty of fireworks in their first-half romp before a record crowd of more than 1500 which jammed the field for the annual renewal of gridiron competi tion between the two schools. Early in the tilt Bluffton broke loose for the team’s first score when Neil Schmidt tossed a pass to Dick Newland on the goal line. The tally climaxed a nice drive down the field to move into scoring position. Schmidt then romped thru most of the Ada team in a brilliant run ning exhibition for the second touch down. Abe Sommer spent several days with his children at Osburn, Ohio and Springfield, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Warren Sommer of Wilmington, Del. recently visited hfs father Abe Sommer and other rela tives here recently. A number from here attended the funeral of Grover C. Boaz at Col. Grove on Sunday afternoon held at the U. B. church. Rev. and Mrs. Arnold Schmidt and baby of California arrived here Fri day. He will be the pastor of the Missionary church. Robert Stollberg of Crawfords ville, Ind. spent the week end with his family in the C. C. Corson home. Armorsville Bluffton Gridders Hope To Upset Jiinx In Tilt With Pandora Friday Pirate Gridders Run Wild In First Half To Defeat Ada By 19-0 Score Before the half ended, the return war a World War I veteran and em ployed as a lineman for the Great Northern railways for 30 years. Surviving are three sisters. Mrs. William Carr, Bluffton Mrs. Clara Chambers and Mrs. Mary Thomas, both of Toledo and a brother Joseph, of Bell, Calif. _____ Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCafferty and sorts ware Mr. Jay McCafferty of Chicago, Mrs. Bertha Shelby of near Ada, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. McCafferty of Bluffton and Miss Margaret Guider. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Coldiron and daughters of Detroit visited at the C. E. Klingler home Sunday. Mrs. Coldiron and children are spending the week with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Levi Hauenstein and son were Sunday' dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hauenstein and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler attend ed the Homecoming at the St. Paul Reform church Sunday p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Matter and Mrs. Chas. Montgomery and daughter Sue called at the Chas. Montgomery home Sunday' a. m. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Klingler Jr. and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Montgomery and daughter were Sun day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ream. Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Hilty and Jlrs. Mary Friedly of Dunkirk returned home after spending the past two weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Reed Hilty and daughter and Miss Clara Wilson of New York. Mr. Reed Hilty and family returned home with them. Mrs. Mary Hartman and son Cloyce spent Saturday p. m. at the O. P. Hartman home. Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Hartman sp?nt Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Henry G*ismore and family. Richland Center Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Luginbuhl and son spent Sunday’ evening with Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Criblez. Mr. and Mrs. John Marquart and family called Sunday' afternoon on Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart and son. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Amstutz spent Sunday evening with Mr. John Am stutz and daughter Ruth. Mr. and Mrs. Cal Schaublin of Ris ing Sun, Mrs. J. I. Luginbuhl and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Luginbuhl and son called Sunday on Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Schaublin. Miss Mary Gratz spent Sunday at the Ernest Gratz home. Mrs. Ed Marquart spent last Wed nesday with Mrs. Francis Marquart and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Luginbuhl spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Warren Moser. Mrs. Donald Cuppies was a Friday dinner guest of her parents Mr. and Kenton and Ada so far this year, and Pandora has wins over Leipsic and Columbus Grove. Although the Bluffton schedule has pitted the Pirates against more rugged foes in the first two games, rivalry of long-standing between the two schools has proved time and again that pre-contest “dope” means little when they meet on the field. Last year Pandora capitalized on a break that gave them a touchdown in the first three minutes of the game, following which a driving rainstorm prevented either aggrega tion from showing anything much in offensive power for the remainder of the tilt. ed Navy backfield ace figured in the third scoring play when he passed to Jim Lewis for the payoff. Wayne Sommers kicked the extra point to give Bluffton the 19 to 0 margin. In the last half, Ada played a better defensive game to keep the Pirates from crossing the goal again, but the wide advantage built up in the first twro periods was suf ficient to assure victory for the lo cals. ..... i This year’s victory over the Bull dogs duplicated the performance of the 1945 team which also beat Ada, 19 to 0. It was the Pirates’ second succes sive win of the season, and with Kenton, beaten by Bluffton one week earlier, turning back St. Marys last weekend, the Pirates’ stock in the Western Buckeye league took an up ward trend. Mrs. Arthur Miller and family. Mr. and Mrs. Menno Geiger, Mr. and Mrs. Rhuel Kohler and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Luginbuhl and sbn and Mrs. J. I. Luginbuhl called Sun day on Mrs. Sam Kohler and Mr. and Mrs. Harley Kohler and family. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart and son called Sunday evening on Mr. and Mrs. Ray Blosser and daughters. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Schaublin call ed Sunday evening at the C. F. Nis wander home. Miss Rose Hoobing of Lima spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Al bert Balmer. News want-ads bring results. Here are the three “Fac tory-Bilt” homes now ready for delivery to you! They’re designed by registered architects and resemble individual ly built homes with many added features. Made of all seasoned lumber. Structurally sound throughout. In the meantime, Bluffton stffF is holding to possession of first place in league standings for the second con secutive week by virtue of their win over Kenton Bellefontaine, Van Wert, Wapakoneta and Celina have not played loop foes as yet, and Ken ton with two contests out of the way is in second place with one win and SPORTS IN SHORTS “How the mighty have fallen” one defeat might be the terminology as it ap plies to the two teams that last year were tops in the Western Buckeye league Last week Kenton, beaten a week earlier by Bluffton 14 to 13, topped St. Marys 12 to 7, and Van Wert suffered its worst beating in years, a 34 to 6 reversal meted out by Defiance The surprising developments of the week served somewhat to raise Bluff ton’s stock as a contender for the league championship this season, al tho the Pirates still will “have a hard row to hoe” in the remaining five games Kenton, it will be recalled, gave the Pirates just about all they wanted for one evening, and St. Marys cannot be figured a setup just because they lost to the Wildcats Van Wert,, too, has the disconcerting habit of picking up strength as the season progresses Bellefontaine, untried in loop com petition so far, racked up its second win last Friday in beating Sidney, 19 to 7, and Celina played a 6 to 6 tie with Greenville After beating Ada in their opener, 13 to 0, Wapakoneta came right back last week to trounce Fostoria, 20 to 6, so the league race so far gives every indication of being one of the tightest in years INrANTptiOK In Black Brown White Sizes 2 to 5. 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