THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1947
Create Farm Pond Near New Home
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
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.
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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
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-
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Jr. League Standing
122 South Main St., Bluffton
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
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
Aug. 1—Giants vs Cards Pirates
Individual Batting Records
Pct. HR Tr Db
.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
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
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
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
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,
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
D. Baumgartner 43 13 .279 1 1
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.
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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.
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.
tnjuiy of your neighbors are
getting paid more than you
are: for the time and effort
they spend milking cows!
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Bluffton City Tennis Tourney Starts
August‘7 Entries Will Close August 4
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Suitable awards will be presented
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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
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