THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1947
Plan Project To Improve Fishing
Member’s of the Sportsmen’s Club
are asked to lend a hand at the
Water Works quarry this Thursday
afternoon and evening to assist on a
A final effort is to be made to
rake the quarry free of weeds at
fishing sites. Already much good has
been accomplished by a few individ
uals who have been present on sev
eral evenings to assist in the raking
Using an ordinary garden rake at
tached to a .30 foot rope the appara
tus is tossed out into the quarry.
By pulling in the rope the rake is
dragged to shore and with it a great
quantity of weeds and moss. Thus
large fishing areas are being opened
in the quarry. Much more help
needed to finish the project and
enough willing workers will be
hand Thursday the program can
completed in jig time.
Fish Are Bitin
Already several dozen large piles
of weeds and moss line the banks of
the quarry and enthusiastic anglers
say as a result of the raking fishing
has been improved tremendously.
Plan now’ to help on this
ject. Each person bring
a rake and
Cor. Main and Was
PAUL F. HENRY
1:00 P. M.
Merchandise I ‘rizes
Plenty of 12 gauge
2 miles north of Blufftc
highway at Gossard
tion and stor
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C. V. Stonehill, Se
PAUL SCHOEN .EIN,,
Phone 75 511
Market & Elizabeth,
Happenings Affecting Woods, Waters and Wildlife
By THE BLUFFTON COMMUNITY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB, INC.
rope and boots. At 6:30 p. m. a com
mercial photographer will photo
graph the activity. Persons planning
to attend the circus locally will be ex
Lending a hand on the raking pro
gram last Friday were Ed Root, Al
dine Kohli, Sport Kirtland, Denver
Augsburger, Jesse Manges, Floyd
Hardwick, and Hiram Wenger, direc
tor in charge of the project.
Buckeye Program Continues
A much needed project at the Buck
eye quarry has been completed. The
entire drive-way at the north end
park has been stoned and levelled,
eliminating muddy and rough
stretch whete fishermen drive into
the new park. The improvement has
widened the drive way and provided
additional parking spaces.’
Picnic tables have been painted and
will be set up soon, and work is
progressing on the new ovens.
Gerald Clever and Jess Manges
distributed a half-ton «of commercial
fertilizer over the water and along
the quarry edges at the Buckeye in
order to induce a new growth of al
gae and water plants. The quarry
seems to be completely devoid of any
green vegetation and in order to
have an abundance of fish life it is
necessary to have water algae pres
ent and other aquatic plants of the
right type. Minnows and small fish
fry feed upon the microscopic and
other minute water animals which
thrive on the water vegetation. Ef
fect of the fertilization will be notice
able in a week or so.
Short Casts And Nibbles
Tom White, Robert, Harold and
Francis Kohli dined on plenty of
fish for supper the other evening
The four anglers snagged no less
than 75 catfish during the session
and Francis Kohli hooked a 15 lb. 2
ounce carp on his new fly rod
Nearly broke the rod breaking it in,
he says The group fished Riley
creek between Bluffton and Pandora
Joe Ruff, Leipsic fisherman, has
snagged himself a fish to be proud of
oe landed a 3 pound speckled
trout in a lake near Iron Bridge, On
tario ... he sent the beauty to To
ronto to be mounted accompany
ing Joe to Canada were John Mad
son, of Leipsic, and Bert Klausing of
Ottawa Water in Canadian
streams was plenty high so the group
Tens twenties one
hundreds. Easy to arrange.
Convenient to repay. $10 to
$ 1000. Just phone or stop in.
Our store will be closed all day
Thursday ai|d Friday, May 29 & 30
W. H. Gratz Family Shoe Store
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fished the lake area Madson
hooked on to a whopper which upset
the canoe during the struggle forcing
him to swim in cold water a good
many rods to shore the big fish
got away, but both Klausing and
Madson each brought home a big
lunker Klausing also plans to
have his fish mounted
Ollie Zimmerman snagged his lim
it in blue gills at the Water Works
Saturday afternoon and at the
Buckeye, anglers are having a whop
pin’ good time landing channels
Bill Thompson, of Lima, landed 16
channels Saturday afternoon
Harry Mumper and Jr. also from
Lima landed around a half-dozen
and Sport Kirtland snagged several
channels along with a perch and tw’o,
bass hated to throw the bass back
in, he says Sunday afternoon
found fish hitting good again and Al
dine Weiss hooked 15 channels
later in the evening Lester Young
landed 4 more and many other fish
ermen were also having good luck
over the week end Jess Manges
hooked nearly a dozen and a half
channels at the Buckeye last Thurs
day also crappies and perch are
not yet hitting to any great degree
seems the fishing is late this
year, farmers’ say plantin’ time is
late too, maybe both are late for
Clair Fett says his weather predic
tions are slipping. fisherman
Fett planned to w’ork on the lawm
last Saturday afternoon but his pet
almanac said “No Rain,” fishing cal
endar said “Clear” and the barometer
w’as rising Fett wrent fishing
he w’as blanked at the Buckeye
tried his luck at the National .still
w’orse and headed for the Water
Works w’here it rained him out
Well anyway it didn’t rain at the
church auction, he says looks
like the elements are out to get him
©espite the weather, two more GI’s
have soloed this week. They are Don
ald Miller and Bill Simcox of
ton College. Richard Alderfer
college student, soloed several
Three more GI’s have been
up for flight training from Lim# at
our airport this week. The Li na and
out of town boys are greatly
numbering the Bluffton fellows
Bluffton Airport this week
been quite an oasis for lost pilots as
there have been at least five transi
ents land here to inquire directions,
gas up their planes and be on their
Bluffton will soon have a large air
marker painted on the roof of a
prominent building in town as well
as one on the airport hangar roof,
which will designate the name of the
town to all pilots and passengers fly
ing over or near the town.
Several prominent Lima business
men have been coming here to fly the
new Ercoupe. The Ercoupe is a non
spinnable safety type plane with sim
plified controls. This ship represents
the very laitest in engineering and
design and appeals to a great many
Whether you fly or not, you are in
vited out to visit Bluffton’s new air
Preparing for a start in inter-city
play early in June, the Triplett soft
ball team started workouts at Har
mon field last week.
In reorganization of the group for
the summer season, Charles Steiner
was named manager, and an execu
tive board consisting of Steiner, Bert
Swank and Richard Lewis will direct
activities of the team.
An inter-squad practice game will
be played at Harmon field, starting
at 6 a. m. this Thursday. On the
team’s hurling staff this season will
by Gene Beach, Jenera Lefty Bob
King, Mt. Cory, and Maynard Geigg
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CATFISH AND SUCKERS
Team To Open Season
Bluffton Independents softball team
will swing into action during the
next week, with double-headers to be
played on the Harmon field diamond
Friday afternoon and Sunday after
In Friday’s assignment, the Inde
pendents will meet a Bluffton col
lege softball team in two seven-in
Sunday’s schedule will pit the Ind
ependents against an all-star Bluff
ton outfit managed by Bill Stonehill,
with two games on the card.
Kenneth Bracy and Keith Kirtland
will handle the hurling assignments
for the Independents, Manager Har
ry Klay announced.
Teams wishing games with the
Independents are asked to contact
Klay for a list of open dates.
College Nine To Play
Bluffton college baseball team will
close its season with two games
this week, an inter-squad tilt Wed
nesday evening on the college dia
mond, and a contest with an alumni
team of all-stars as one of the fea
tures of commencement activity at
10 a. m. Saturday.
The inter-squad contest will give
Bluffton followers an opportunity to
see two full teams of this year’s
squad players in action.
Always a favorite, the alumni tilt
next Saturday morning will find
many of the stars of yesteryear back
into action again on the Bluffton
In two games last week, the Beav
ers lost to Defiance at that place on
Thursday, by a score of 12 to 11,
and to Ohio State “B” team last
Saturday at Columbus, 6 to 0.
Keller To Talk At
T. G. Keller, Toledo physical rec
reation director, will be the speaker
at the Bluffton College Varsity “B”
breakfast, at 8 a. m. Saturday morn
ing in the Walnut Grill.
Keller is well known to Bluffton
sports followers as one of the out
standing game officials working in
Northwestern Ohio more than 15
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Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Gleason and
called on Mr. and Mrs. A.
of Buckland, Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Younkman and
grandson Bernard were Sunday din
ner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Basinger
were Sunday evening callers at the
Cecil Hartman home.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul
daughters Margaret and
spent Sunday evening with
Mrs. Harvey Welty.
Hartman and Billy
guests of Danny Gleason.
casion being Danny’s 8th birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Huber and
son Darrell Lee were Sunday even
ing dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
George Eyers of Kalida.
Mr. Elick McBain of Oak Harbor,
and son Maurice and wife of Flat
Rock, Michigan, called at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson McBain,
Mr. and Mrs. Avery Watt spent
Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Stratton. Dr. and Mrs.
J. J. Sutter were Monday evening
dinner guests at the Stratton home.
Sunday dinner guests of
Mrs. W. S. Jennings and son Rodney
and Mrs. Winston Jen
sons Larry and Tommy,
afternoon callers of Mr.
O. L. Stratton were Mr.
Raymond Stratton, Mrs.
Kathryn Bell and sons Roger and
Tommy and Mr. and Mrs. Harley
Pfeifer of Jenera.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips
spent Monday evening with Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Younkman and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Clate Scoles were
Wednesday evening visitors of Mr.
and Mrs. Lyman Barnes.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Edwards were
callers at the O. L. Stratton home,
Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Huber attend
ed the wedding and reception Sun
day afternoon of Miss Margaret
Griffith and Darrell Dean Carr at
the Reformed church in Bluffton.
Last week callers of Mr. and
Mrs. Cleo Garau and little son were
Mrs. Daisy Mefford, Mrs. Louella
son, Mrs. Louise Reich
and Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Fox spent
ing at the Cleo Garau home, celebrat
ing the birthday of Mrs. Alta Garau.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Owens, Nor
wick, New York, are spending the
week at the home of Clarabel Owens
and Mrs. Sarah Oates. For the past
10 years Mr. Owens has been en
gaged in Soil Conservation work.
All ex-service men of Pleasant
Hill church have been invited to
attend services Sunday to be pre
sented with their stars from the
Boy Scout News
Troop 56 will conduct a waste pa
per drive in the town next Saturday
afternoon, with trucks making a
round of the town to pick up bundled
papers left on curbs or doorsteps.
Proceeds from the paper drive will
be used in financing a week at camp
for troop members this summer.
^tcve^ Hot 10 v No wait'
Ttfatef fcke water
A pot luck dinner was held Mon-
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day night for members of the tfoop,
their parents and troop committee
men. In a short program, Rev. V. C.
Opperman, neighborhood scout com
missioner, presented the troop char
ter to patrol leaders and registration
cards to troop committeemen, the
scoutmaster and assistant scout
Talks were made on the camporee,
in which the Bluffton troop will be
represented at Lima Faurot park,
June 6, 7 and 8 and on the Boy
Scout camp near Defiance, which the
Bluffton troop will attend from July
13 to 19. Robert Oberly will be in
charge of the camping group, it was
In a survey recently completed by
the New York Central, 160,000
sleeping car passengers ranked air
conditioning as the greatest single
contribution to rail-travel comfort—
choosing 72 degrees as the ideal win
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By Bluffton Boy
Scout Ttfoop 56
Money raised /will go toward
our, summer canjp fund.
Sat, May 31
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ipers and inag
on front porch
or curb by 1^:30 P. M.
Farmers leave bundled
paper at rea^ of town hall.
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