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R. L. Triplett on Committee to
Standardize Electrical
Leading Manufacturers and
Engineers to Meet in New
York Thursday
R. L. Triplett, president of The
Triplett Electrical Instrument com
pany has been named a member of
the nation’s War Standards committee
on electrical measuring instruments
which will work to promote the war
effort by simplifying and standardiz
ing electrical instruments being used
by the armed forces.
Announcement of his appointment
was received here from headquarters
of the War Standards committee in
New York city the first of the week.
Organization of the body was under
taken by the American Standards as
sociation at the request of the War
Production Board.
Mr. Triplett will attend the opening
meeting of the group to be held in
New York, Thursday, at the Engineer
ing Societies building.
Pooling of Resources
The newly organized committee rep
resents a pooling the nation’s lead
ing engineering and manufacturing
resources in the field of electrical
measuring instruments. Standardiz
ing of the many types of instruments
now being used by the army, navy
and air corps is expected to increase
the supply and simplify maintenance
in this field, urgently needed in the
conduct of the war.
In addition to the Bluffton manu
facturer, others on the committee will
represent the General Electric Co.,
Edison Electrical Institute Westing
house Electric and Manufacturing Co.,
Hickok Electrical Instrument Co.
Weston Electrical Instrument Co.,
and Roller-Smith Co.
Military experts from the Signal
Corps Development laboratory, the
Navy, the Joint Aeronautical Board,
the Army Air corps and the Instru
ments section of the WPB also will
work with the group.
Recognized in Instrument Field
Naming of Mr. Triplett to this
committee, vital in the war effort,
comes as a recognition of the standing
which his company holds in its field.
In point of experience he has one
of the longest records of active ser
vice in the electrical instrument indus
try, having been closely identified
with the development of meters of
early days to the precision instrument
which serve innumerable purposes in
the mechanized wold of today.
Simplification and standardization
of electrical measuring as pertaining
to the war effort will be recommended
by the committee with particular re
gard to size, mountings and other
general features.
Supervisors Named
hi Red Cross Unit
Supervisors for the new Red Cross
unit to be engaged in making army
surgical dressings, were announced
this week by Mrs. J. S. Steiner, di
rector of supplies. The new branch
of the Red Cross will be located in
the grade building and is scheduled
to open on August 1.
Mrs. A. J. B. Longsdorf will be
general supervisor with Mrs. Evan
Basinger, Mrs. Harry Bogart and
Mrs. Ralph Stearns, assistant super
Mrs. Steiner and Mrs. Paul Stud
ler attended an executive board
meeting of the Red Cross in Lima on
Friday to make preliminary plans
for the work of the new unit here.
Promoted To Rank
Of Army Sergeant
Wayne Deppler, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Eli Deppler of South Main
street has been promoted to the rank
of sergeant at Camp Forrest, Ten
nessee, where he has been in train
ing since last May.
Announcement of Deppler’s promo
tion was made the first of the week.
He is in the army signal corps and
has charge of maintenance and re
pair of telephone lines and also
trouble shooting.
The following births at the Bluff
ton hospital:
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schroeder, a
boy, Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Webster Gib, Raw
son, a girl, Monday.
On War Committee
Triplett, president of The
Triplett Electrical Instrument
Co., as a member of the national
War Standards committee on
electrical measuring instruments
was announced the first of the
The committee organized at
the request of the War Produc
tion Board, will meet in New
York city, Thursday to work out
plans for simplifying and stan
dardizing electrical measuring
instruments which are widely
used in the war effort by the
army, navy and air corps.
With final checking operations
completed by Westinghouse engineers,
Bluffton’s recently purchased 1,250
K\V generator is now on the line
delivering power full time, it was
stated Wednesday morning by John
Swisher, plant superintendent.
The turbine was on the line for
the first time in a test run Sunday
afternoon. After final adjustments
on Monday the turbo-generator was
turned on the line Tuesday after
noon in regular full time operation.
Japanese In Hawaii Generally Loyal To
American Ideals, Bluffton Woman Says
America Need Not Fear Russia As
An Ally, Insurance Manager Says
Goes on Line in Full Time
Operation Tuesday
Plant’s Power Facilities Include
Two Turbines and Skinner
The two turbines have been accu
rately synchronized by the plan en
gineers and are working together as
a powerful unit more than adequate
to meet the power demands of the
community and its stepped up war
Turning the 1,250 KW turbine on
the line brings to a climax a
improvement program
for more than a year.
300 KW Skinner engine
again Sunday and proves
pie to meet the demand
power load is light on
Swisher said.
to be am
when the
that day,
With the 750 KW turbo-generator
and the other two units the town has
a well balanced set of power gen
erating units capable of meeting the
varying demands of shifting
loads, it was pointed out.
Bluffton Girl Will
Give Piano Recital
She is a student of Mrs. H.
Mann and will be a sophomore
Bluffton High school next year.
Jean Ann Steinman, daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Steinman
South Lawn avenue, will appear
a piano recital at Ramseyer chapel
at Bluffton college on Friday night
at 8:30 o’clock.
Remodel Store Front
Front of the Staater building at
North Main and Church streets is
being remodeled this week. The
building is occupied by the Peter
Gratz drygoods store.
Cables From Overseas
Donald Nusbaum, in the navy, is
in Great Britain, according to a
cablegram received the first of the
week by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Nusbaum.
Miss Evelyn Niswander Arrives
In Bluffton From Hawaiian
Lands at San Francisco, Calif..
In Convoyed U. S. Army
Hawaiian born children of Japanese
parentage frequently speak of what
the “Japs did to us at Pearl Harbor”
and generally exhibit a loyalty to
American ideals, it was stated by Miss
Evelyn Niswander, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Noah Niswander, who ar
rived in Bluffton, Sunday morning re
turning from the Hawaiian islands
where she had been teaching.
Miss Niswander was intructor in a
private girl chool at Paia on the island
of Maui, one of the smaller islands of
the Hawaiian group. He? school had
been closed since March 26 and has
been converted into a civilian hospital
under military direction.
She was not forced to leave the
country by a government evacuation
order but desired to cooperate with a
request made by the government that
all civilians not essential to the war
activity hould leave the islands.
Flee to Honolulu
She flew from Paia to Honolulu the
only mean of passenger transporta
tion between the islands since Decem
ber. From there she sailed on a
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R. Marshall, of Lima
dresses Lions Club on
ture Social Trends
redicts ('rime Wave
War Also New Era in
in hav-
America need have no fear
ing Russia as an ally- in this
was stated by P. R. Marshall, of
Lima, district manager of the Mid
land Mutual Life Insurance Co., who
addressed the Bluffton Lions club at
the Walnut Grill Tuesday night.
The Communistic government of
Russia is not nearly as bad as the
press has described it and some re
markable social advances have been
made in that
country, the speaker
Davies has done a
in representing the
in the Soviet Union
splendid job
United States
the speaker said,
criticised President Roosevelt for ap
pointing Davies, a man of extreme
ipost of
Some people have
to the Soviet Union, where
the wealth is owned by the
Russian Purge
In commenting on the purge of
several years ago, the speaker point
ed out that Stalin was simply using
(Continued on page 8)
Another Business
Here Closed By War
Another Bluffton business place
will close its doors this week because
of the demands for manpower in the
war effort. Gerald Swank, who op
erates a barbershop on North Main
street announced that his place of
business will be closed after Satur
day night, presumably- for duration
of the war.
Swank who recently enlisted in the
navy expects to leave next Tuesday
for the Great Lakes Naval Training
His barbershop is the second busi
ness place here to be closed because
of the war, the other
Neu Art studio operated
Gerber which closed its
being the
by Leland
doors last
Re-elected Head Of
County Legion Unit
Drive, was
the Allen
unit, at a
Clair Fett, of Campus
re-elected commander of
County American Legion
recent meeting of the organization.
The Allen county unit includes seven
posts of the Legion in Lima and the
rest of the county.
Estate of the late Anna
who died here last month is
ed at $1,000, according to a
filed in the Allen county
court by E. C. Romey, administrator.
Assets include personal property
valued at $100 and $900 in real
E. Agin
esti mat
bluffton, ohio.
Thursday, .h
One of Largest Contingents
Sent by Board No. ,3,
Leave Thursday
'wo Bluffton Men Excused from
Quota Because of Previous
Eighty-seven men comprise the
[uota of Allen County Draft Board
Io. 3 which are leaving for army
ing. The group is one of the larg
est to be furnished by the board.
ice from Lima, Thursday
Nine men included in the call will
not be inducted with this group as
they had previously enlisted. Two
of this number from Bluffton are
Dale Reichenbach and Deonisie Tri
Trifan is a former instructor
Bluffton college later located
Providence, Rhode Island.
Rationing Program Similar
That of Early June to be
Used A Tain
A. J. B. Longsdorf, superintendent
of schools, will be in charge of the
program and will be assisted by teach
ers and other volunteer workers. The
rationing wil Itake place from 1 to 10
p. m. on the assigned August 4 to 7
Similar Program
No definite word has been received
as to the amount of sugar to be made
available under the new program but
it is believed that it will be similar to
that allowed for the early
that time one pound of
every four quarts of fruit
ed. Nine quarts of each
every person in the family were per
mitted under the rationing program.
ia 2.3.1912
Those from this part of the
included in the quota are:
Bluffton—Harold Okla Van
burgh, Edmund W. Hummon,
H. Best.
Beaverdam—Harold L. Eckenwiler.
Col. Grove—Donald W. Rockhill.
Lafayette—Darwin C. Hull.
At Bluffton High School Cafe
teria from 1 to 10 p. m.
Aug. 4 to 7
Bluffton housewives will make ap
plication to receive their canning sug
ar supplies for the late fruits in a ra
tioning program similar to that early
in June at the Bluffton High School
cafeteria starting Tueday, August 4
and continuing thru Friday of that
fruits. At
sugar for
was al low
fruit for
Altho sugar supplies thus far have
been adequate for the needs, federal
authorities have warned all rationing
boards that this condition might be
changed at any moment depending on
the shipping in the Caribbean area.
Observe Schedule
Some rationing for early fruits has
continued during the past several
weeks and it has been requested by
Supt. Longsdorf ’hat all residents ob
serve the schedule as set up for the
last registration. The sugar under
this arrangement may he obtained at
th? high school office on Monday and
Wednesday from 9 to 12 a. m. and
from 1 to 4 p. m.
Retailers, industrial users and cus
tom bakers are required to go direcl
to the Allen county rationing head
quarters in the courthouse at Lima tc
obtain their authorizations, Longsdor:
Real Estate Deal
Mrs. D. P. Diller who sold her
forty acre farm west of Bluffton to
Elmer Nusbaum last spring has pur
chased the Harlan Moser property on
North Jackson street and expects to
move next week.
Harlan Moser’s will move to the
Rupright property on Mound street
and Francis Moser’s w’ho have been
living on the Mrs. Gid Lehman farm
will move on the Diller farm pur
chased by Nusbaum.
Representing a day’s sale of war
bonds and stamps five times the nor
mal amount, Bluffton citizens pur
son of Postmaster
R. Reichenbach, enlist
and Mrs. E
ed in the navy and will begin
training as a physical education
rector at Norfolk, Va., Aug. 12.
'o Provide Funds for Purchase
Of New Records for Boys
In Service
Residents Here Requested to
Bring Records to Collec
tion Depots
Phonograph records as a
booster for the boys in the
forces. That is the purpose
Collection Depots
31uffton Residents Buy Five Times
Average Amount Of War Bonds Friday
Residents here are requested to
bring their old records to the Star
theatre, the Citizens National Bank
or to either plant of the Triplett
Electrical Instrument Co. where con
venient containers have been placed.
The nation wide campaign is ex
pected to bring in a total of 37,
500,090 records which will be sold as
scrap. The proceeds, estimated at
$937,500, will be used to buy new
records and phonographs at factory
cost for the men in the service.
more than $5,000 worth on
designated as American
the town averaging
per month, the daily
age purchase has been about
for the past several months,
ing up the stepped up tempo in Fri
day’s purchases were: E. S. Lape,
retail store sales Arden Baker,
manufacturers George Carmack,
theatre publicity Norman Triplett,
general chairman.
Favorable reports have also been
coming in from state and federal
headquarters in the success of the
drive. In the month of May, the
state of Ohio with a quota of $31,
769,000 actually sold $35,899,000 in
war bonds.
In the nation at large 38 states
have topped their quotas leaving
of the
drive to collect old phonograph rec
ords to be started here on Friday by
the Bluffton post of the American
Legion and the local unit of the
Legion Auxiliary. The campaign
will continue for two weeks until
August 2.
The records collected in the na
tion wide drive will not be sent to
the boys in camps or war zones but
will be sold as scrap as a valuable
war material. The funds realized
from the sale .of old records will
then be used to purchase new rec
ords, it was announced.
Heading Bluffton’s participation in
the nation wide campaign will be
Millen Geiger, commander of the
local post and Mrs. Harold Stonehill
of the Auxiliary.
The American Legion is working
in cooperation with a group of
tionally known musical artists
have established “Records For
Fighting Men, Inc.”, a
agency to dispose of the
to select and distribute
records for the soldiers.
scrap and
the new
The agency organized in June by
Kay Kyser, Kate Smith, Fritz Rein
er, Sigmund Spaeth and Gene Autry
has the official recognition of Presi
dent Roosevelt’s Committee on War
Relief Agencies.
Salvage Drive
The incorporators decided that the
salvage campaign was the best way
to help the men in their need for
morale boosting music. They have
called on the American Legion with
its 11,832 posts and the 9,414 units
of the auxiliary to move into action
with the nation wide campaign.
There will be no house to house
solicitation and residents are
quested to bring their- records to
of the four collection centers,
case of difficulties in bringing
records to the assigned places,
member of the Legion or Auxiliary
may be contacted, it was stated by
Commander Geiger.
only 10 states and the District of
Columbia falling short of
signed quotas. Vulnerable
and Hawaii led all states in
of war bonds on the quota
the as
the sale
In the stepped up drive in which
the Treasury Department has as
signed a billion dollar monthly quota,
the state of Ohio has been assigned
a total of $55,151,000 for the month
of July.
Some of the residents here have
stated that they were unable to buy
bonds in the amount of 10 per cent
of their income because of debts.
In answer to this, it has been
stated by Chairman Triplett that
most people have debts and are be
ing asked to sacrifice a bit for the
present by buying a commodity that
increases in value as it matures.
Present indebtedness will be noth
ing compared to that to be suffered
if the country- loses the war, Trip
lett said.
lid Phonograph Records Sought In
Drive By Legion Starting Friday
Freezing of Bituminous Mater
ials Halts Richland Town
ship Road Program
Road Oils on Hand for
Emergency Repairs in
County or Twp.
Nine miles of roads in Richland
township for which improvements
had been planned will likely remain
in their present condition for the
duration of the war, it was learned
here this week following the federal
order freezing all bituminous road
The only possibility of which some
of the roads could be repaired would
be for the township to establish that
the roads have a special war sig
development, it is believed.
This would be an unlikely
Given Prime Coat
The roads for which the improve
ment was planned
the prime coat of
it was planned to
coat of stone and
Hogs At Record
Farmers Too Busy To Sei
Although the hog market here
hung up a twenty-two year record
the first of
terest farmers in the Bluffton district
who are in the midst of threshing.
the week, it didn’t in-
A price of $14.80 per hundred
pounds—highest since 1920—was
quoted on the Bluffton market Mon
day morning. Shippers, however,
said that offerings were light due
to a combination of an unusually
busy time and also the fact that this
is at ‘he “in between time” after
had been given
tar last fall and
apply a sealing
tar this summer,
for improvement
Roads scheduled
included: three miles on the Rock
port road three miles on the Fett
road one and one-half miles on the
Yant road and one and one-half
miles on the Swaney road.
The total cost of the project would
have been $4,000 of which the county
would have paid one-half. However,
since neither the county nor the
township has any bituminous ma
terials on hand the improvement
program will likely be shelved for
the duration, it vas stated.
Crushed Stone
It is possible that crushed stone
might be used to fill some of the
chuck holes in the roads but without
a tar binder this type of repair is
not efficient, it was pointed out.
There may be some concrete work
in the construction of small culverts.
Inability to obtain reinforcing steel
will prevent larger new concrete
There is not even enough road oil
on hand for emergency repairs with
the result that the township roads
will likely continue in their present
condition for the duration of the
igh Find
$474.13 were
the estate of
filed in the
in total of
a schedule of
listed in
the late Noah Moser,
Allen county probate court by Clai
C. Moser, administrator.
the marketing of last fall’s pigs and
before the spring crop is ready.
Farmers short of help are enlist
ing every available hand for harvest
and are driving from morning untli
night to complete threshing.
Sentiment generally throughout
the Bluffton district appears to be that
the hog prices will remain strong
for the immediate future and mark
eting can wait—but threshing can’t.
Monday prices were shaded twenty
cents Wednesday when a high of
$14.60 was quoted here.
Smaller Crop, Less Acreage and
Present Price Contribute
To Situation
mbargo Threat Recedes as
Sales Volume is Smallest in
Recent Years
Altho this week sees the threshing
season at its height, the volume of
wheat marketed here is the smallest
in recent years, dealers declared Wed-
Three factors pointed out as con
ributing to the situation were:
Low'er yield—Crop generally aver
aging 20 to 25 bushels per acre, which
is about one-third less than a year
Less acreage—Resulting from gov
ernmental policy encouraging reduc
Storage grain—Much of the crop
is being held on farms in anticipa
tion of higher prices.
Embargo Threat Wanes
As a result of the decreased vol
ume of grain marketing, prospects of
an embargo which threatened earlier
in the season has been removed. In
fact dealers here said they have re
ceived advices from terminal centers
that ample storage space was avail
able at this time.
With the market holding steady at
$1.08 per bushel, Wednesday morning,
producers saw little incentive to sell
and dealers estimated that grain
shipments for the harvest season this
year would be about half the normal
volume. To date about a dozen car
loads have been shipped, principally to
the Toledo and Fostoria markets.
Local dealers who have in* past
years kept their places open nights
to accommodate the rush of grain
marketing have found this unneces
sary this season.
Combining Nearly Finished
Most of the wheat crop earmarked
for combining was processed the lat
part o£ task
hot weather which followed a long
series of rains, made conditions ideal
for this method of harvest.
A considerable amount of binder
cut wheat now in shock still remains
for threshing.
Prospects for oats are believed by
some farmers to be not as promising
as was anticipated several weeks ago
as heads are said to be none too well
filled. However, com, in view of a late
start has made remarkable progress
and prospects are better than average,
as is also true of soybeans, forage
crops, tomatoes and pickles.
Slate Of Officers
Listed By Legion
Election of a new slate of officers
ill be voted on by the Bluffton
st of the American Legion at the
xt regular meeting to be held on
it was announced
Monday, August
this week by Millen
Geiger, Corn-
is announced:
Tschiegg, Dr.
The following slate
Byron Herring, Danie McCarty.
Adjutant—Quinten Burkholder.
Chaplain—Millen Geiger, Harry
Finance officer—Murray Tripple
horn, Theodore Schultz.
Historian—Howard Stauffer, alt
er Ballinger.
Executive committee—Gilbert Fett,
Charles Hilty, Arthur Amstutz,
Harry Trippiehorn, Harvey Garmat
ter, Harvey Burkholder, Herman
Schmidt, John Ross.
Refreshments will be served at the
Lima Minister To
Address Meeting
Rev. Paul H. Graeser, pastor of
the First Reformed church of Lima,
will address a union meeting to be
held at the Harmon Field stadium
Sunday night at 8:30 o’clock.
This is the second of a series of
summer services to be sponsored by
the St. John’s Reformed church. The
public is invited to attend the serv
ices, it was stated by Rev. Emil
Burrichter, pastor.
In the event of rain the services
will be held in the St. John’s Re
formed church.
In New Locations
Nile Murray and family have
moved from Thurman street to the
Alva Scoles farm east of town.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Thompson
have moved to the house on the
Chester Motter farm near here.

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