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THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1947
Create Farm Pond Near New Home Site Looking ahead a few years to the pleasures to be had from a small at tractive lake situated at their door, Paul Emmert and Herman Hilty are constructing a farm pond on a 4 acre site one ond one-half miles south of town and a short distance west from the Dixie Highway near the Philip Hilty farm. The lake is situated within a stone’s throw of the place where little Riley creek crosses the Lugibill road with the overflow from the lake directed to drain into the stream. Work has progressed rapidly the past week and in two days time the necessary excavating of soil was completed. Formed between two rises in the ground in a small ravine, the new lake will occupy an acre of water supplied from natural drain off of neighboring farm land. A 10 foot high 150 foot long clay barrier will impound the water in the lake basin which ranges from shallow to 8 foot of water at the greatest depth. pleted by the same firm. C. D. 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JOHG HATCHERY Phone 1S2-W CONSERVATION AFFAIRS Happenings Affecting Woods, Waters and Wildlife By THE BLUFFTON COMMUNITY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB, INC Patterned after plans submitted by state conservation engineers and built following the engineers’ inspec tion the lake area will become one of the more attractive home sites in the Bluffton area. Construction of a new home by Paul Emmert, employee at the Trip lett company, will be started as a future date following completion of the pond and recreation facilities. Hilty resides bn a farm adjacent to the pond. Privately owned and fin anced by Emmert and Hilty the lake will be shared by the two families and friends. Excavation of the pond site was made by the Roy Kohl Co., of Springfield, with a LeTourneau scraper and caterpillar tractor which made fast work of the project. The big scraper has a capacity of 11 cu bic yards of earth at a bite. Excavation was done by Roger Shearer who operated the equipment. Leveling of ground for the new Al len County Farm Bureau location across the Dixie highway was com- A B. GRATZ, broker Office 468-Y 8K VAC Tank Type Easy to operate Sanitary Sprays De odorizes Moth Treats Polishes Smartly Styled Improved Construc tion Big DeLuxe Attachment Set. Cleanup Prices on Ladies’ Summer Footwear Lot No. 1 Lot No. 2 Lot No. 3 $2.39 $2.80 PAIR PAIR DISCOUNT bring in a friend and buy your choice of Lot No. 1 and No. 2 at One-hal!f the regular price. Two pair for the price of one pair. W. H. Gratz Family Shoe Store Scientific Fitting A Specialty Bluffton, Ohio Picnic Parties Throng To Allen County Roadside Parks Picnic time appears to have ar rived. A break in the weather finds crowds searching the countryside for quiet, clean and shady spots to spread the table cloth—a place with rustic tables and benches—and an attractive outdoor oven to fry the hamburgers. A place devoid of flies and other insects. The newest addition to Allen County’s roadside parks, now at the summer peak of popularity, is the Sportsman’s park at the north end of the Buckeye quarry’. If you have not yet visited this beautiful scenic park with its rustic tables, shelter house, city drinking water and other necessary facilities you have really missed something. The second outdoor oven has been completed and is really a thing of beauty. Plenty of firewood and neatly mowed grass with clean surroundings is attracting a crowd of pleasure seekers daily. Privately controlled, this park, nevertheless, has all the fine advantages and many more in cluding excellent fishing, swimming and use of playground equipment for the kiddies. Plan a picnic at this new park soon. Other Allen county parks are the Foust Park on the Dixie near Beaver dam, known as Park No. 20, Park No. Ion state route 117 south of Spencerville known as “Devil’s Bgck Bone,” Park No. 12 called “Deep Cut” on state route €6 north of Spencer ville, “Brennemans” park No. 14 on route U. S. 30S west of Elida, park 19 called “Leatherwood” on U. S. 30N west of Gomer. State roadside parks are sprayed with DDT, 35% solution, eliminat ing the insects that usually ruin a fcood picnic. Sportsman’s park at the Buckeye, though not yet sprayed, is apparently free from flies and mos quitoes are very few. Tagged Fish Caught at Quarry Robert Althauser snagged Channel catfish 23253-B at the Buckeye quar ry entitling him to a $1.50 cash prize from the Central Ohio Light and Power Co. Cleon Steiner hooked catfish 23254 which assured him a prize of $2.00 in trade at Sommers Grocery. Considerable activity at Sports men’s Park has beautified the new park considerably. A number of men under the able supervision of Gerald Clever have completed the second outdoor oven and given the water area of the quarry a good clean up. Wind storms dropped several small trees into the quarry and these were removed along with the usual accumulation of other rubbish. The quarry is now nearly free from obstructing branches which kept the surface debris from draining away through the overflow into the creek. A third oven will be started later this summer and the club is plan ning an evening mixer for the mem bership. Lending a helping hand with the improvement program the past week were: Gerald Clever, Carl Mumma, Wilbur Fish, Joe Herrmann, Doc Herring, Chas. Winfrey, Link Hauen stein, A. E. Kohli, Merlin Mumma, Bill Edwards, Ralph Reichenbach, Floyd Hardwick, C. V. Stonehill, Ed die Reichenbach, this writer, and Al bert Hughes from Beaverdam who supplied a truck. Fishing has been steady at the quarry with Robert Stratton, RR 1, landing several channels and Ed Althauser and brother Bob snagging 21 channels in two nights’ fishing. Missed many more they claim. The party who left his hatchet on the shelter house table may have same by contacting Gerald Clever. Special mid-month estimates of the 1947 com crop will be made by the U. S. Crop Reporting Board in July and August. D. C. BIXEL, O.D. GORDON BIXEL, O. THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON. OHIO Allen county singles and doubles titles went to Bluffton netters for the second consecutive year in the final round of the county tennis tournament played over the last weekend on the Bluffton courts. In the finals it was a Bluffton show- all the way, with the exception of junior play in which two Lima youths opposed each other. Rower Howe copped his third county title in singles play, his second in a row, by besting Dale Reichenbach, also of Bluffton, in straight sets,. 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. In the doubles, however, the defending champions, Howe and Bob Simcox, were edged by another Bluffton team, Woodrow Little and Dale Reichenbach, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, In an eleven-inning slugfest at Harmon field last Monday night, the Bluffton Sportsmen lost a thriller to Harrod by a score of 18 to 17. Trailing by one run when they came to bat in the last of the ninth inning, the Bluffton team managed to knot the count and force the tilt into extra-innings. Harrod had taken its ninth-inning advantage by tallying five runs in the top half of the frame, after Bluffton had exploded for five in the last of the eighth to gain a lead that appeared good enough to assure them of victory. In the extra innings, both teams went scoreless in the. 10th, then Har Junior league activity was high lighted last week when the Pirates crawled out of the cellar position they previously had occupied all summer. In climbing up the ladder, the Buccaneers won three games while losing but one. On Monday night the Pirates sur prised the Giants by spanking them 8 to 3. In the other games the Yanks took it on the chin twice by 4 to 3 and 10 to 7 scores. Wednesday found the Giants stop ping the surging Pirates, 15 to 9, while the Giants were topping the Yanks, 7 to 1. Friday the Giants turned the trick twice against the Cards, stop ping them, 6 to 3, and 2 to 0. This win gave the league leaders a full two-game lead over their nearest rivals, the Cards. On the same evening the Pirates dumped the Yankees into the cellar by copping two decisions, 15 to 5 and 10 to 5. Not enougn men turned out dur ing the week for regularly scheduled play in the senior league. On Tues day a team from the senior circuit challenged a team from the Nickel Plate railroad and ran over them 20 to 5. Denver Augsburger was the winning pitcher. Thursday night a team chosen by Jim Clark tripped a team chosen by Howe, 16 to 10. Augsburger again was the winning pitcher, and Miller the loser. Jr. League Standing H. Klay W. 122 South Main St., Bluffton EYEMIGHT SPECIALISTS Office Moura: 9:00 A. M.—5:20 P. M. Open Evenings Wed. & Sat. 7:00 to 8:00. Closed Thursday Afternoon, Bluffton Neters Cop Singles And Doubles Titles In County Tourney Sportsmen Lose Out To Harrod In Eleventh Inning, 18-17 Score HARMON FIELD NOTES W Giants 15 5 Cardinals 13 8 Pirates 7 13 Yankees 6 15 Jr. League Schedule July 28—Pirates vs Giants (Double Header) Cards vs Yanks. July 30—Pirates vs Cards Yanks vs Giants. Aug. 1—Giants vs Cards Pirates vs Yanks. Individual Batting Records Jr. League Yankees AB Pct. HR Tr Db 35 12 .343 3 1 Bracy 73 24 .329 3 1 6 J. Klay 48 15 .313 3 Linden 59 29 .492 5 6 Burcky 61 16 .262 2 3 L. Burkholder 11 2 .181 1 T. Bauman 47 13 .277 Groman 59 16 .272 2 H. Burkholder 50 16 .320 1 2 Fish 53 15 .283 Meyers 15 8 .531 Cardinals AB Pet. HR Tr Db Balmer 44 19 .432 1 3 Miller 39 18 .462 6 5 Hofstetter 60 25 .417 8 1 4 Althaus 47 22 .468 4 2 1 Basinger 65 20 .308 1 1 7 Badertscher 50 11 .22C 1 1 L. Garmotter 46 21 .457 2 D. Burkholder 19 7 .368 1 C. Bucher 26 8 .308 1 Schmidt 47 20 .426 1 3 M. Garmotter 45 18 .400 1 3 R. Baumgartner 36 10 .278 1 1 2 Pirates AB Pct- HR Tr Db Pogue 54 29 .537 6 3 3 1'. Stonehill 56 24 .569 5 2 6 Howe 51 29 .569 5 2 6 B. Bixel 60 22 .367 3 1 8 B. Neiswander 75 22 .292 1 4 J. Bauman 50 16 .320 1 3 P. Bixel 75 22 .292 1 3 Carmack 17 2 .118 Schumacher 34 6 .176 Haller 42 17 .405 1 2 Newlan 4 2 .500 2 8-6. The doubles match was played Monday evening, after being rained out on Sunday, and a large gallery stayed all the way to witness the gruelling two and one-half hour battle. Little, playing with Dale Good, was in the finals last year when Howe and Simcox won, and in 1937 Reichenbach teamed with W. A. Howe to win the county doubles crown. Trophies were presented to win ners in men’s singles, doubles and junior singles matches, and to the runnerup in the singles match. The junior title was won by Dean Bacon, Lima Central High school junior, from Bob Evans, of St. Rose, 7-5, 6-8, 6-3. rod gained four in the top of the 11th. Bluffton came right back to get three in their half, but the rally finally was choked off. In an effort to halt the hitting attack of the visitors, Manager Harry Klay used five hurlers. On the mound for the Sportsmen in the tilt were Wilkins, Bracy, Althaus, Nonnamaker and C. Stonehill. In the lineup were K. Kirtland, four hits J. Clark, none J. Gratz, two hits J. Landis, one hit J. Howe, one hit M. Pogue, four hits D. Wenger, two hits B. Fritchie, one hit Wilkins, Bracy, Althaus, Deppler, Nonnamaker and Stonehill, no hits. Giants AB Pct. HR Tr Db Kirtland 51 26 .510 3 4 B. Wilch 72 39 .542 2 4 11 C. Stonehill 68 29 .426 3 8 R. Wilch 73 29 .397 6 2 3 Herr 2 2 1.000 1 3 Sommer 63 24 .381 1 1 2 Dunifon 72 19 .264 6 Moore 65 31 .471 6 2 6 T. Bucher Cramer 23 3 28 11 .130 .393 3 D. Baumgartner 43 13 .279 1 1 Mayor’s Notice Monthly collection of rubbish will begin Thursday noon, July 31. Have everything in containers easily ac cessible for loading on the truck. 15 W. A. Howe, Mayor Farm wages in Ohio during April, 1940, averaged $39 a month without board. The average rate in April, 1947, was $106. COME AND SEE WASHDAY WORK AT THI BENDIX automatic Home laundry DEMONSTRATION! THE BENDIX Fills Itself Washes Rinses 3 Times Changes Its Water Damp Drys Clothes Cleans Itself Drains Itself Shuts Itself Off Yes—-washday work vanishes, with a Bendix! You just set a dial—add soap—the Bendix does the rest? You don’t even have to stay-at home! There’s no-spilled water—no clean up work to do! Come in—let us show you how completely the Bendix sets you free on washdays! C. F. Niswander Flay in seven events will feature the annual Bluffton city tennis tournament, scheduled to start on Thursday, August 7. Competition in the city play will include men’s singles and doubles boys singles to 15 years junior singles, including 18 years junior doubles women’s singles and girls singles to 15 years. Bluffton Farm Buys Angus Stock Burcky Bros* farm, east of Bluff ton has purchased six purebred Aberdeen-Angus cows and one Angus bull from C. R. Lonsu'ay of Carey, it was announced the first of the week. you’ll find out tnjuiy of your neighbors are getting paid more than you are: for the time and effort they spend milking cows! SURGE milking is Money- YOUR SURGE SERVICE DEALER Wilson Enslen Gomer, Ohio Immediate Delivery MAKE SEE Bluffton City Tennis Tourney Starts August‘7 Entries Will Close August 4 Hickory came out tops in tests of the best wood for axe handles or for other uses where toughness and resistance to shock is a necessary quality. Hickory taken from trees growm in thick stands was stronger than wood taken from trees grow ing in open sites. KNOW YOUR MONEY PLANS Elizabeth, Lima Market & HELP BUILD AMERICA’S AIR POWER on AIR FORCE DAY, AUGUST 1ST PAGE THREE Entries must be made by Monday, August 4, 6 P. M. On the com mittee receiving entries are Wood row Little, Norman Triplett and W. A. Howe. Suitable awards will be presented to winners, but entry fees (25 cents) will be charged for only men’s sin gles and doubles events. 73 From Here Enter Findlay Net Tourney Thirteen members of the Bluffton tennis club have entered the Find lay open tournament, starting next Friday, and will be seeking titles in singles and doubles events. Among those from here who will play at Findlay are W. A. Howe, Roger Howe, Charles Steiner, Dick Berky, Woodrow' Little, Norman Triplett, John StonehHl, Lou Zea mans, Dale Reichenbach, Ted Steple ton, Jim Stepleton, Roddy Balmer, and Fred Hindman. 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