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PAGE EIGHl ————.
In the renewal of softball rivalry
vith one of their traditional foes, an
aggressive Triplett team fighting for
every break defeated Pandora, 4 to 3,
under the floodlights at Harmon field,
last Thursday night.
Bluffton took full advantage of
shaky Pandora ball handling in the
first inning to score three runs on a
scratch hit, a base on balls and
three errors, and another run was
added in the sixth inning to pro
vide the winning margin.
Triplett Softball Team Scores
4-3 VictorJ-Dver Pandora Outfit
Except for the first-inning debacle,
Pandora played air-tight ball, and if
the players in the lineup were “im
ported” as reported, someone had
done a good job in selecting them.
Spaeth started on the mound for
Bluffton, and breezed along in good
style until the fifth inning when the
heat began catching up with him.
After two men had been retired in
that stanza, a home run, a triple
and an error gave Pandora two runs.
The visitors added another tally in
the sixth, but Triplett batsmen coun
tered with a run in their half of the
same stanza to again take the lead.
Bluffton was outhit by the visitors,
six to five, but headsup ball enabled
the locals to “cash in” on nearly
every scoring opportunity presented.
Bluffton AB
Burkholder —............ 4 1 2
Miller 4 1 0
King ------------------------4 2 1
F. Swank ____________ 4 Os 0
Alspach --------------------3 0 0
____ __________________________ ___
Tire Prices Are Up
But we cotninue selling
tires at the old prices
while the present stock
lasts. Genuine new 6.00
by 16 Dunlop tires are
still ............................ $6.66
$2.25 Dunlop Tubes now $1.35
Other Tires and Tubes Propor
tionately Lower for a
Limited Time.
Delco or Exide
With 2-yr. guarantee—..... $7.50
With 1-yr. guarantee..—....$4.00
Above prices with your old
battery traded in.
V. S. Chain Bicycle tires $1.38
U. S. Balloon Tubes ....... .65
Bluffton Tire Shop
Elmer Burkholder, Prop.
Opposite Town Hall
Farm buildings, as well as city homes,
arc being built better and warmer
with the big sheets of Douglas fir
plywood. Because the panels are
light in weight and yet amazingly
strong, they are ideal for the walls of
portable hog, brooder or chicken
houses—easy to move, do not sag.
Barns lined with plywood hold heat
in. keep cold out. Ha»e a few panels
on hand for any emergency and see
us for plans and estimates.
Steinman Bros.
Lumber Co.
Lewis ——------------------3 0 1
Steiner......... —----------3 0 0
Triplett —-----------------2 0 0
Backensto 3 0 0
Spaeth 10 0
Beech -----------------------2 0 1
Totals 33 4 5
Pandora ......-.......... 35 3 6
Fewer Mosquitoes Here
(Continued from page 1)
they are more commonly known.
These travel in schools and stay
within a yard of the edge of the
Water in which the larvae are
found is sprayed with a special pre
paration that gives double assurance
of killing the wrigglers. Poison in
the spray paralyzes the larvae, and a
toxic film which form over the water
shuts off oxygen from them. In
most cases they die within half an
Salad Dressing Qt 27c
and Soap
Elf Fruit Pectin 5s 2
Sunrise Coffee
Macaroni or Spaghetti
French Dressing
Hot Weather
During the recent hot weather it
has been necessary to spray infested
spots approximately three times a
week, but earlier two weekly spray
ings generally were sufficient.
The spray preparation comes in
concentrated form, which is diluted
with water. It is applied with a
five-gallon pressure spray. Fish are
not harmed at all by the preparation.
Approximately 1,000 gallons of the
larvicide have been used in the con
trol program so far this summer, but
the cost has been negligible in view
of the fact that the diluted spray
can be prepared for less than three
cents per gallon.
Surveys have shown that the
breeding places which must be
watched the closest is in the stretch
of the Little Riley which runs thru
the Bluffton college campus, and
from the edge of the campus to
Riley creek.
Fish Hslp
Fewer mosquito larvae have been
found in the Big Riley, possibly be
cause there are more fish in that
stream. Fish feed on the wrigglers,
thereby simplifying the control pro
gram, Oyer said.
In addition to spraying the
streams, all catch basins in the town
are oiled once a week by Oyer. The
town dump and the old quarry
which adjoins it also are sprayed
Much of the success of the control
program is attributed to the town
wide cleanup of rubbish, tin cans,
etc., which inaugurated the drive
last spring.
It was stressed again this week
that residents should not relax in
the cleanup of their properties for
constant vigilance is necessary to
assure adequate elimination of the
mosquitoes. Spraying of cisterns was
especially recommended, for it is
thought that most of the mosquitoes
which are found breed in such places.
In hauling his equipment and mak
ing surveys, Oyer uses an automobile
donated for that purpose by the
Bixel Motor Sales.
Indians in 1492
The Indian population of America
in 1492 was recently estimated to
have been 846,000.
What a Chance
Money when confiscated from lot
teries in the state of New York must
go to the poor, this law decrees.
According to the Penal Code of New
York State: “Any prize that shall
be drawn in any lottery shall be
forfeited to the use of the poor and
it shall be the duty of the over
seers of the town where the peprson
or persons drawing such prize or
any of them shall reside, to sue
for the same in their names. And
they shall recover the same in an
action for money had and received.’’
Nucrest Soap Chips Six 22c
Palmolive Soap
pk&s- 19c
2 lb.
!z2 Pint
Shredded Wheat 2 19c
Do1 29c
Sarah, daughter of Peter P. and
Barbara Steiner Diller, was bom
five miles west of Bluffton, Ohio,
Oct. 17, 1877 and departed this life
July 23, 1940 at 8 o’clock from a
heart attack, aged 62 years, 9
months, 6 days. Mrs. Bucher has
been failing in health during the
past months but not complaining.
At the close of the day’s work on
Tuesday, she was taken to her
Heavenly home.
On Oct. 29, 1905 she was given in
marriage to Daniel Bucher. The
Lord blessed this union with five
children. Mrs. Jeanette Hilty and
Mrs. Mabel Hilty of Pandora Miss
Barbara Bucher of Chicago Clayton
Bucher, at home and Milton Ray,
who preceeded her in death at the
age of ten months in the year 1921.
Also two grandchildren, Wendalyn
Lou and Sarah Helen Hilty.
There are three brothers surviving
her, David Diller of Columbus Grove,
John and Albert Diller of Bluffton
five sisters, Mrs. John Bixler, Mrs.
Peter Nusbaum, Mrs. Peter C. Herr,
and Miss Mary Diller, all of Bluff
ton and Miss Fannie Diller of
Chicago. Three brothers and one
sister preceded her in death: Lizzie,
Samuel, Peter and Eli.
In early youth she gave her heart
to God and her life to the service of
the Ebenezer Mennonite church.
Her entire life has been spent in
this community. Her natural dispo
sition was to be quiet, reserved and
tender-hearted but her character ran
deep and her worth is attested by
the love of a large circle of friends.
To know her was to love her. As a
wife she was a devoted and faithful
woman as a mother she was sweet,
tender-hearted and always sacrificing
for her family, a mother of the
highest ideals.
Our memories of her are precious,
such as reading the Bible, listening
to the words of God as it was given
over the air daily and always faith
ful at her task.
The memories are a heritage rich
er than any gifts she could leave.
Heaven has become more precious to
us because of her life and death as
we have rich treasures in Heaven.
She was a lover of flowers and
God’s outdoor. Among her collec
tions of poems, the following was
found in her Bible:
Oh, glorious day when I shall hear
The blessed Saviour’s call!
When I shall leave the sorrows here,
Ascending to His thrall.
I’ll see the land of glory where
Eternal rest is mine
Eternal love, eternal peace,
Eternal things Divine.
Oh, let us gather, Christian, then,
And spread the Gospel far,
Then we will know the Saviour’s
When we have crossed the bar.
And what will earthly trials be
When we’ve been taken Home?
The pain we knew we shall forget
Around our Saviour’s throne.
His love will heal all earthly wounds,
Give tired souls their rest—
So let us labor, Christians, then,
For we are surely blest.
Those from a distance who attend
ed the funeral of Mrs. Bucher held
Saturday were: Miss Mary Diller,
who was visiting in California Miss
Barbara Bucher, Miss Fannie Diller,
Mr. and Mrs. Ragner Joabson, of
Chicago Mr. John J. Bucher, of
California, Missouri Mr. David
Bucher, of West Salem, Ohio Mr.
John Burkholder, of Wooster Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin Gerber and son, and
Mary Bucher, of Kidron, Ohio Mr
and Mrs. Melvin Bucher and son, of
Dayton, Ohio.
Mrs. Leah Badertscher, of Morrow,
Ohio Mr. and Mrs. Ed Baumgartner,
of Ft. Wayne, Ind. Mr. Oliver W.
Gratz, of Celina, Ohio Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Lawrence, of Harrod Mrs.
Russell Hunt and children, of Rush
more, Ohio Mrs. Eli Diller, Mrs.
Roy Moeller and children, Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Bucher and children, of
The family wishes to express their
heartfelt thanks to the many rel
atives, neighbors and friends who
helped in this time of sorrow to
our good and kind neighbors who
threshed the grain, the many donors
of flowers, pallbearers, singers,
pianist, donors of cars, the Mission
ary Society and Rev. Kliewer, for his
consoling words.
The Dan Bucher Family
Looking for Ancient Capita!
University of Chicago excavators
are working on a site in the Near
East which they believe will prove
to be the ancient capital of the Hit
tites, Washuganne.
Learns Names by Camera
Applying his subject to the daily
task of taking roll call, Dr. Charles
Marsh, psychology instructor at
Stephens college, learned to call
his 200 students by name within
three weeks. Theretofore he had
felt fortunate if he learned them all
by the end of the semester.
Dr. Marsh used a miniature cam
era and took pictures of all the stu
dents. He pasted each picture in
the roll book alongside a name.
By associating the name with the
picture he soon was able to call each
girl by name upon sight.
Prepared by National Geographic Society.
Washington. D. C.—WNV Service.
Even in the depths of the depres
sion in 1931 Pennsylvania was pro
ducing 60,000,000 tons of anthracite
and 97,000,000 tons of bituminous
coal, or approximately a third of
the nation’s entire coal output.
When you consider how much the
country owes to its vast supplies of
sunshine stored up in the earth
through millions of years, you real
ize Jhqw great is its debt to Penn
sylvania, for in service to humanity
coal far outshines the magic wonders
of Aladdin’s legendary lamp.
As one travels through the coal
fields, there are many sights remi
niscent of a century of mining. One
sees in the anthracite fields every
type of coal breaker, from the old
dry breaker with dust everywhere
and much of the coal wasted, to the
latest Rheolaveur breaker where
water is used from beginning to end,
and where even the dust is saved.
Tremendous Coke Production.
Pennsylvania is the nation’s fore
most producer of coke.
For generations the beehive coke
oven had its day. It was a waste
ful day, it is true, but the beehive
oven fitted its time. It was not
until the World war period that it
relinquished first place to by-prod
uct ovens.
Then the cry went up for more
and more of the chemicals hidden
in bituminous coal to take their
place in the explosives that were
indeed “the power behind the gun’’
of war-making. Now the alchemist
of coal is getting more coke out of
a ton of coal made in a by-product
oven than could be obtained in a
beehive oven, and in addition he is
able to capture enough ammonia and
its compounds, light oil and its de
rivatives, gas, tar, fine coke, and
other products to bring the total
value of by-products up to $3.86 per
ton, all of which were lost in the
old-time beehive oven.
Those were spectacular nights be
fore the World war when one rode
for miles through the beehive oven
districts. Today those old ovens
stand row after row along scores
of railroad tracks, some almost
completely in ruins but others look
ing as if they might be fired again
Pig Iron and Steel.
Polishing plate glass in Pennsylvania factory.
Coal, Coke, Steel, Cement and Glass
Are Pennsylvania's Great industries
REAT events have hap
pened and the lives of all
Americans have been
in many ways
since Obediah Gore, the Con
necticut blacksmith, moved to
the Wilkes-Barre country and
taught the neighborhood smiths
how to fire their forges with
anthracite since Jesse Fell in
vented the grate for burning
hard coal in homes since
Philip Ginter stubbed his toe on
a piece of hard coal and there
by laid the foundations of the
Lehigh Coal and Navigation
system of coal mines and coal
roads. .i
Pennsylvania’s role in the iron
and steel industry is as remarkable
as her position in the coal and coke
industry of the nation. In 1931 the
Keystone state produced only 1 per
cent of the nation’s iron ore, but it
turned out 28 per cent of its pig
iron and 32 per cent of its steel.
With every 1,000 tons of pig iron
requiring in its making about 1,800
tons of ore, 700 tons of limestone,
1,000 tons of coke, and 4,500 tons of
air driven by powerful fans, one
may easily imagine that its produc
tion is the Keystone state’s heavy
There was in the days of peak
production no more inspiring night
sight than the view from a high hill
at Pittsburgh, looking down the Ohio
and up the Monongahela and the Al
legheny rivers, beholding Titan at
work, transforming ore into pig
The era of the Bessemer process
in converting pig iron into steel is
largely gone in the Keystone state.
No longer do these huge metallic
eggshells send their streams of fiery
sparks heavenward. The awesome
“spitting” of the spectacular con
verter during certain periods of the
blowing of air through its molten
contents has given place to the open
New Ways of Making Cement.
Here enormous jets of gas flame
are played over the molten pig met
al, producing iron oxide which com
bines with added iron ore to form a
basic slag—the “skimmings” of the
fiery caldron.
Chapel Made of Salt
In the Wieliczka salt mines, near
Cracow, Poland, there are sculp
tured chapels hewn from crystal
salt. One of these is the Chapel of
St. Kinga, more than 150 feet long,
which is lighted by large chande
liers of transparent salt. On the
walls are sculptures consisting of
scenes from the life of Christ. The
floor of grained salt, cut in octag
onal blocks, resembles marble.
Nowhere in industrial Pennsylva
nia does one discover more progress
in processes than in the cement in
dustry. A pilgrimage through a ce
ment plant 20 years ago was like
working at the “bunghole” of a
threshing machine before the days
of the straw’ blowers. There was
dust everywhere. As one surveyed
the horizon of Lehigh and North
ampton counties, it seemed that
there W’ere a hundred whirlwinds
perpetually blowing and marking
the sites of the cement plants scat
tered over the countryside.
Today it is different. Now the
rock is crushed under streams of
water and the final powdering of the
stone produces a sludge of about
the consistency of mush. This is
introduced into the big rotary kilns
e-some of them as much as 120 feet
long and 15 feet in diameter."'-
Here it meets a stream of pow
dered coal under a flame that gives
a temperature of from 2,500 to 3,000
degrees Fahrenheit. The coal has
been so finely ground that 95 per
cent of it will pass through a screen
that has 10,000 meshes to the square
inch. When the powdered coal, the
sludge, the fiery heat, and a regulat
ed amount of air meet, glass-hard
clinkers are formed.
These clinkers in turn are the in
termediate materials between ce
ment rock and the finished product.
They are mixed with heavy steel
oval-shaped globules and conveyed
into rotary grinders. Round and
round these big machines turn hour
after hour until all the clinkers have
been ground almost to impalpable
dust, in which form it is Portland
Among all of Pennsylvania’s dra
matic industries there is none pos
sessing greater fascination than
plate-glass making. Such opaque
substances as salt cake, pure lime
stone, and quartz sand go into a
furnace in 3,500-pound batches, be
come liquid, and then pass out as
a continuous sheet of plate glass
which is cut, ground, and polished
until it is as transparent as thin air*
In a Plate Glass Plant.
Up the Allegheny river from Pitts
burgh stands the little village of
Creighton. On its outskirts is the
largest plate-glass plant in th®
world. The company owns at its
back door the coal mine that sup
plies its fuel, for coal is used in
such quantities that such a plant is
always located near its fuel supply
rather than close to its raw ma
Here are huge bins for storing
salt cake, soda ash, glass sand,
limestone, and other ingredients.
There is the giant furnace that
holds 1,200 tons of molten glass.
With a colored glass shield before
your eyes look into the fiery fur
nace. Here are little hills and tiny
mountains, survivals of the last
3,500-pound mouthful of material
dumped in. There you see a minia
ture lake of incandescent molten
Twenty-one days of warming are
required to bring the temperature
of the furnace up to operating re
quirements. The marvel is that its
linings can be made heat-resistant
enough to stand temperatures that
convert sand and limestone into liq
uid and to take that punishment
for months on end.
At the rear of the furnace is a
giant lip out of which the molten
glass flows. Glowing hot, of doughy
consistency, it passes under tremen
dous rollers, which convert it into a
ribbon about 7 feet wide. Along
this it travels through an annealing
lehr for 400 feet. By now it is cool
enough for the cutters who trim
off the edges, cut it into lengths,
and mark the defective spots.
Then a sort of mechanical spider
with vacuum-cup feet swoops down
on each piece, lifts it high over
head, and deposits it in a plaster-of
paris film on the six-ton cast-iron
car that is to be its bed while pass
ing under the grinding machines,
where sand and emery smooth it
down.. From these grinders the
plate passes under the felt-footed
polishers where enough rouge to col
or the lips and cheeks of an army
of women is used to produce that
perfection of smoothness which
gives perfect vision through your
motor window.
After the glass has traveled 125
feet in the fiery furnace, 400 feet on
the cooling lehrs, 400 feet under the
grinders, and 400 feet under the pol
ishers, it is ready for its trip
through the Duplate works where
two pieces are cemented together
with a DuPont product and be
come safety glass.
Double Duty Legislation
Officials foresee increased sales
for the rubber industry and greater
safety for pedestrians and motorists
under the revised Pennsylvania mo
tor vehicle code which became ef
fective last September. The amend
ment makes unlawful the operation
of a car with tires showing “breaker
strip, cushion gum or fabric.” Vio
lators are fined $10 on summary
4 ts. 1
Two home games will be played
this week by the Triplett softball
team, with contests scheduled for
Wednesday and Friday nights.
Fostoria Seneca Wires will be the
opponent in Wednesday’s start, and
the visiting crew is reported one of
the best in the city league at that
place. It will be the first softball
meeting between the two teams.
Inter-city league play will be re
sumed Friday night under the Har
mon field floodlights, with Lima
Westinghouse as the foe of the lo
Slim Hetrick, former Triplett em
ploye, now ace of the Westinghouse
hurling staff, will be on the mouqd
for the visitors. Early in the season
the locals scored a close victory over
Hetrick at Lima.
East Orange
The Tried and True class will meet
with Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gallant on
Friday night, Aug. 9th.
Mrs. Blanch Bauman, Mrs. Ho Agin
and son Evan spent Friday afternoon
with Emma Boutwell.
The Riley Creek Baptist church will
hold a social at the Orange Center
Community house. Ice cream and
cake, pie and sandwiches will be serv
Pure Granulated
25 $1.15
“The Joy Bell Ringer”—Wilbur Fish, Columbus, Ohio, will be
in the Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Sunday, August 4th at 10:30
a. m. and 8:15 p. m. In the evening he will give an hour program
of music. This Joy Bell ringer is nationally known. Unique and
unusual. Educational, inspiring and interesting. He plays the
“Piccolo-Cowbells”, of 32 bells—“the musical glasses”—“the London
Cricket bells”—“the Vibra-Harp” and the “Musical Saw”. He has
presented programs in 2500 cities in 36 states—From the Atlantic to
the Pacific. From the Great Lakes to the Gulf. Mr. Fish appeared
in our church three years ago. The church was packed.
Triplett Softball Team To Play
Two Games At Home This Week
Headquarters For Canning Supplies
POST TOASTIES, Fresh.......................................... 2 Pkgs. 19c
CRISCO—SPRY, Pure Vegetable Shortening... .3 lbs. 48c
SUNRISE COFFEE, Our Own Brand...................... 3 lbs. 39c
Rin so-Oxydol 2 & 37c
BACON, Extra Lean........................................................... lb. 15c
PORK & BEANS, Large 2 »/2 Size...............................3 for 25c
WEINERS, Large Jumbo.................................................. lb. 15c
v I
Dairy cattle need plenty of rough
age to maintain efficient production,
and pastures in Ohio during August
often do not furnish a sufficient
supply. Supplemental feeding of
hay or silage may be needed about
as much as a supply of grain.
ij comfort and
rj’yzFSlW 9°°^ manners
demand that
iSTESsJ you correct
gas-forming conditions, sour
stomach, belching and flatu
lence? Nyal ANTACID
Powder does the job quickly.
A. Hauenstein & Son
The Corner Drug Store
BOLOGNA, Jumbo Sliced or Ring............................... lb. 10c
HAM, Extra Lean, Sliced Thin...................................«/2 lb. 19c
OLEO, Fresh From Factory.........................................3 lbs. 25c
Mason Jars
RICE PUFFS.............................................................Large Sack 5c
CORN—PEAS, Extra Standards...............3 No. 2 Cans 23c
KIDNEY BEANS..................................................Large Can 10c
BOLOGNA Fresh LB 10c
MATCHES, Treated to Prevent After Glow........... 6 for 18c
JAR RINGS, Heavy Rubber......................................3 Doz. 10c
SPAGHETTI .......................................................................... Box 5c
MILK Cans 6 roR 35C
FLY TOX.......................... Pint 19c............................ Quart 31c
ANIMAL SPRAY, By Gulf.........................................Gallon 99c
ICE CREAM POWDER............................................3 Boxes 25c
and SOAP 3 10c
CHASE & SANBORN COFFEE...................................... lb. 23c
BROWN SUGAR, Light............................................... 5 lbs. 25c
GRAHAM CRACKERS, By Lakeside.............................lb. 10c

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