THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 1947
Local Boy Racks Up Seven Of
15 First Downs Made By
Schmidt Justifies Selection As
Only Class Player In
Neil Schmidt specifically, and
Bluffton High school’s rugged brand
of football which carried the 1946
team on which he was a star thru
an undefeated season, came off the
field at Canton last Friday night
with the lion’s share of the honors
in the annual all-star Ohio high
school football game.
Although he was the first Class
player ever to break into the select
circle of players chosen for the all
star game, Schmidt covered himself
with glory to emerge as the star of
the North team which was held to
a 6-6 tie by the Southerners.
Probably because he came from
Class competition, Schmidt was
not in the starting lineup, and he
did not get a chance to break into
action until an injury was suffered
by the starting tailback late in the
From that point, however, Bluff
ton’s Schmidt was the only man on
the field who was not relieved, and
he more or less bore the entire brunt
of the North team’s offensive attack,
in addition to doing the punting for
the eleven and capably handling the
safety man assignment.
The Pirates’ 1946 ace, who had
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earned his all-star berth on the
basis of stellar play last fall, proved
his selection was not a mistake he
reeled off exactly seven of the 15
first downs made by the North team
during the course of the game, and
in 15 ball-carrying attempts had a
net gain of some 75 yards
As safety man, he intercepted a
South pass late in the third quarter
to spike an attempted scoring
threat, and on one punt return
romped 28 yards upfield from his
own eight before being forced out
Newspaper articles from cities in
all parts of the state were loud in
his praise, and one large metropoli
tan daily summed up his perform
ance as follows:
“Real discovery of the game was
Neil Schmidt, of Bluffton, only
player on either squad from a Class
school. Schmidt went into the
North backfield when Lou SeQuella
of Youngstown, was injured early
in the game. He and Pucci did
most of the running with Schmidt
The North team almost missed
Schmidt’s services for the big show,
because of his Class rating, for
the all-star team ordinarily is se
lected only from All-Ohio post-sea
son squads made up of Class A
players. Selections are made by
In checking with the all-star com
mittee, a Canton nwspaper learned
Schmidt was chosen because wide
spread reports showed him the finest
Class football player in the state.
His emergence as star of the all
star tilt brought to Bluffton addi
tional prominence as a standout
school in the production of unusual
At the same time it was the sec
ond year in a row that a Western
Buckeye league player, who got his
chance only because of injury to a
starter, turned out to be the star
of the contest.
Last year at Toledo, St. Mary’s
Huwer was North’s best ground
gainer, after he, like Schmidt, broke
into the lineup because of injury to
a more-favored back. From that
point, Huwer took over, and this
year Schmidt provided a repetition
of the same procedure.
Successive-year performances of
that nature have branded the West
ern Buckeye league as one of the
toughest conferences in the state.
Bluffton, defending champion of the
loop, is the only Class member,
competing entirely against Class A
As for the game, North scored
first after four minutes of play,
taking advantage of a South fumble
to set up the scoring opportunity.
South’s tally, later in the period,
also came as the result of a fumble.
Of five Allen county players on
the North squad, Schmidt and Ed
Basinger, Lima South end, were the
only two who were used as work
horses. Bill Sharp, Lima Central
back, broke into the game on a few
occasions, and two other Lima Cen
tral linemen saw action briefly.
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Junior league softball ended last
week with the Giants walking off
with the pennant. After dropping the
first two games of the season, the
Giants then picked up 18 wins with
only four additional losses along the
Next in line were the Cardinals,
sporting a 14-win, 10-loss record. The
Red Birds and the Giants had a neck
to-neck battle all through the season,
and the pennant winner was not de
cided until the last two weeks.
Third place was taken by the Pi
rates, who began their winning ways
too late in the season to be a serious
contender. Their nine wins and 15
losses were followed closely by the
Yankees with a seven won and 17
Jim Howe won the batting crown
being the only regular to hit over
.600 per cent. His .608 record topped
Bob Wilch, who was runnerup with
a good .553 per cent.
Lyman Hofstetter topped the
league in home runs with 11 to his
credit. Following close behind was
Kent Stonehill with 10.
Roger Linden topped the league in
triples, pounding out five for the
season. Bob Wilch and Charles
Stonehill each had four for second
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Basinger
and family and Amos Basinger at
tended a funeral of a relative in
Berne, Ind. last Thursday.
Miss Joice Courtney of Lima is
spending this week with her grand
mother, Mrs. J. I. Luginbuhl.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Chidester
and family spent Friday evening
with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wingate
and daughter of Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Boegli, Mr.
and Mrs. Richard Core and family
and Miss Mary Gratz spent Sunday
afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Mrs. Mary Matter spent last week
with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Follas and
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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fridley and
Mrs. Rhuel Kohler were Sunday
dinner guests of Mrs. Sam Kohler
Mrs. Sam Dailey of Findlay spent
Sunday night and Monday at the
Dwight Dailey home.
Gene Kohler is spending a couple
of weeks visiting relatives in Ur
bana, Ohio and will also attend the
Mr. and Mrs. Leland Basinger and
daughters and Mrs. Martha Basinger
called Sunday afternoon on Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Basinger of Col.
Mr. and Mrs. John Luginbuhl
spent the week end with Mrs. J. I.
Luginbuhl. Other Sunday dinner
guests were Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Grant and sons.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Russell and
son Larry of Lebanon, Ohio, were
Thursday night guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. Myers and son.
Mrs. Leonard Gratz and Mrs.
Minnie Moser spent Thursday after
noon with Mr. and Mrs. David
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Chidester
asd family, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald
Chidester and family were Sunday
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. John
Mrs. Sam Kohler and daughter
were last Tuesday dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Menno Geiger and
Mrs. Ella Dillman, Mr. and Mrs.
Don Dillman and family and Mrs.
Martha Basinger spent Sunday even
ing at the Amos and Weldon Lugin
Mr. and Mrs. Reno Gratz and Mr.
and Mrs. Wilford Gratz and daugh
and bait are
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THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
Bluffton High Grid Ace Stars As North South Tie 6-6
BYjIfi Conservation Division
ARE ALL FEMALES—
AS MALES APPARENTLY
NEVER EVEN LEAVE
WILL EE fN THE SOUTHEAST COP
NEP OP THE FAlP GPOUNDS
THE- SAME AS LAST YEAR.
Bob Wilch with 13 and C. Stone
hill with 10 were tops in banging
Pirates AB Pct. HR Db
Pogue .......... 62 1 4
K. Stonehill .......... 71 33 1
Howe ...................... 64 39 •608 2 6
B. Bixel ................ o 27 4
B. Noiswander 27 XI lx 1 4
J. Bauman ......... 64 19 1 4
Bixel ....... 87 28 .1
Carmack ................ 17 2
C. Schumacher .. 34 6 1
Haller .................... oil 21 2 2
Giants AB Pct. HR lib
Kirtland ................ 68 36 s
B. Wilch ............. 85 47 4 4 13
C. Stonehill ......... Nr* 37 4 10
Wilch .............. 90 36 .400 7 2 6
Sommer .................. 79 31 .xy? 1 3
Dunifon ........ XX 26 ,/y,»
1 1 7
Moore 75 40 .533 8 2 9
T. Bucher ...... za 3
Cramer .................. 3 11 3
D. Baumgartner 45 12 .266
Yankees AB Pct. HR Db
H. Klay ................ 40 14 H.ifl
Bracy ...................... 84 2M .333 1 6
Burcky .................. 70 22 .314 I
L. Burkholder .. 181 1
T. Bauman ......... f) z
roman ........... 59 16 .272 2
H. Burkholder .. 50 16 1 2
Fish ...................... .. 67 19 .284
Meyers .................. 15 .531
Joseph .................... 10 .ZlHI
Cardinals ............. AB Pct. HR Db
.423 1 4
Miller .................... »6 22 .478 8 2
Hofstetter ........... 71 33 .451 2 K
Althaus ................ 52 26 .481 5 2 2
Basinger .............. 76 .329 2 1 7
Badertscher ......... oo 13 .243 1 1
L. Garmotter ... .»s .431 3
Burkholder .. .364 2 1
C. Bucher ........... 9 .363 1
Schmidt ................ K I 21 .386 1 3
M. Garmotter ... 21 .386 I 4
R. Baumgartner oO 10 .4/8 1
ter Sharon called Friday evening on
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz.
Mrs. Ben Schiffke and family call
ed Friday afternoon on Mrs. Rhuel
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Reynold and
son David of New Mexico, Mrs.
Mary' Matter, Mr. and Mrs. Homer
Gratg and daughter Joan and son
Russell and Mr. and Mrs. Chris
Gratz were Monday evening visitors
of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Amstutz.
Careless handling in hot weather
may change $50 worth of market
hog into a worthless carcass. Fat
hogs quickly become overheated.
Patience and water are cheap.
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Donald Ramge of Hardin county
is the new Allen county game pro
tector it was announced the first of
the week. Ramge succeeds A. J. Lut
terbein, of Beaverdam, former game
protector. The change was made fol
lowing a civil service examination.
Area coon hunters are assured
good sport this fall with a sizeable
ringtail restocking program nearing
completion. State reared raccoon
from the Milan coon farm are being
distributed in the area by protectors.
This release along with the 40 coon
purchased and released by the
Sportsmen’s club last spring follow
ing the close of hunting season
should make plenty of action for fol
lowers of the hound.
A. J. Lutterbein brought over four
coon from the Allen County allot
Four more coon, a portion of the
Hancock county quota, were con
signed to Bluffton for release by
game protectors Curly Ohl and Gene
Copeland last Friday. The coon were
turned loose by Jess Manges and Al
Pheasant Restocking Program Starts
Wing shooters, like coon hunters,
can look forward to improved hunt
ing conditions. Members of the club
raising pheasant chicks report ex
cellent success this year. Of the 300
chicks consigned to the club only a
very few birds were lost during the
First birds to be released this
season were those raised on the Ray
Lora farm. Under Lora’s supervision
38 chicks out of 40 in his custody
reached maturity and were released
last week. This is a fine report and
from all indications others rearing
chicks will meet with similar success.
Other club members engaged in
the chick rearing program are Roy
Rogers, Shorty Anderson, Howard
Edinger, Thomas Koontz, Charles
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Fisher, Kenneth Dearth, Jess and
Charley Manges, Carl Young, Martin
Schmidt, Dallas Yoakam, Lendon
Basinger and Roy Clements.
Heading the project are Ed Root
and Ural Ellenberger.
Circulate Petitions For Watershed
Persons circulating petitions on the
proposed Maumee Watershed Con
servacy District are being urged to
complete their work and return peti
tions by August 22.
Silas Diller and Raymond Stratton
are handling the petitions locally and
persons not yet having an oppor
tunity to sign up are urged to see
either of these two men at once.
Defiance county commissioners,
who are sponsoring the campaign
throughout Northwestern Ohio say
the first 18 petitions have been re
turned bearing 610 signatures. This
is 110 more than the 500 required to
secure a court hearing. A goal of
3,000 signatures has been set for the
Last Saturday local petitions con
tained approximately 40 signers. The
program locally has been endorsed
by the tow-n council.
While the necessary petitions have
been circulated and the required
number of signatures have been ob
tained, the matter will be left to the
15 common pleas judges of the
counties involved, who will appoint
a three-man board to manage the
conservancy district if it is approved
In discussing the proposed district,
the commissioners pointed out a
statement by Dana Porter, minister
of planning and development of the
province of Ontario, Canada.
“Each furrow, each small pond,
each resting place for water, each
patch of grass is a minute storage
basin and a sort of sponge,” accord
ing to Porter.
“When taken all together, they
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have the effect of millions of tiny
dams. Moreover, methods that check
the run-off of water and absorb the
water in the soil, at the same time
check the loss of topsoil.
“The greatest ravage of floods, is
not the flooded cellars, the broken
bridges, the submerged roads and
the extinguished furnaces. The great
est and most permanent damage is
from the loss of topsoil.”
Jim Hugus Pulls Tn 5’/j Lb. Bass
Jim Hugus of Rawson came up
with a fine catch at Shank’s quarry
Sunday, pulling in a five and one
half pound bass that measured 22
inches in length.
What’s more, Hugus has plenty
of witnesses and pictures to show
for his efforts. R. K. Derrickson,
superintendent of the Raw-son school,
was on hand to snap photographs.
Hugus said he used a jitterbug as
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