THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 1946
Ohio Pheasant Crop Below Pre-War
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
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
Grain, properly mixed with
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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.
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
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.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Geiger are
parents of a son born Sunday at
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
Mrs. Richard Krohn accompanied
Mrs. Robert Goedde of Ottawa to
Dayton onj Friday to spend the week
end with the latter’s daughter, Elea
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
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
Clarence Diller has purchased a
property on Jackson street in Bluff
Deitler died of bronchial pneumonia
following an illness of 18 months. He
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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
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
Abe Sommer spent several days
with his children at Osburn, Ohio and
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
Robert Stollberg of Crawfords
ville, Ind. spent the week end with
his family in the C. C. Corson home.
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
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.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Hartman sp?nt
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Henry
G*ismore and family.
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.
Miss Mary Gratz spent Sunday at
the Ernest Gratz home.
Mrs. Ed Marquart spent last Wed
nesday with Mrs. Francis Marquart
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
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
Miss Rose Hoobing of Lima spent
the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Al
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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
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
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
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Closed All Day Thursday
Pandora’s hopes for a gala turnout
to dedicate the town’s new field light
ing system in the* traditional game
with Bluffton this Friday turned into
disappointment when it was learned
installation of the equipment could
not be completed Bluffton’s bid
to avenge setbacks suffered last fall
and the year before consequently will
be made before a daytime crowd at
Pandora Friday afternoon Last
week Pandora defeated Columbus
Grove 14 to 7 to remain undefeat
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