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preac Miss Elnora is visiting he of a heavy de Rudolph MuIler and take a course News Our Grandfathers Read From Issue Of August 12, 1909 M. Murshull 18 her vacation vrith Miss Stella May- berry at Colurnbia City, Ind. Aldine Basir Miss Salome irried Sunday Scnumacner afternoon by he Rev. Hege. Mrs. J. P. Dennis of Mrs. Martha Eaton. William, the 9 vear old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hahn, had one of his toes injured s verely at the Stearns and Greding elevator, by the falling or. and daughter. Miss Alice, left last Mondiay evening for New York ity, wh ere they will take a transatlantic steamer for Havre, France, and go on to Switzer land to visit relative's and friends. Mr. Mueller expects to return soon while the dau ghter rrlay stay longer of study in a European sch A baby gir1 was v elcomed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fen ton, Saturday The Blufftcn tennis players gave the Van Wert crowd a trimming on the latter s courts Eli Deppler has been hired as superintendent of the Bluffton Tele phone plant, and will take Mrs. Paul Studlei who recently came from Wednesday left friends Barnes the Mrs. Albert Lora and little daugh ter and nenhew, Fred Moyer of near Mt. Cory, leave next Tuesday to visit relatives in Oregon, and Washing- 'The Lima Stone quarry plant was recently purchased and will be op erated by Bluffton investors. Among the promotors are Charles Killen, N. W. Cunningham, John Fett, Julius and Abe Wise. Mrs. A. G. Kibler had the mis fortune of fracturing her right arm near the shoulder last Friday. Mrs. Kibler fell as she was crossing an alley, resulting in the accident. CAP SMOOTH TlRtt K0'N Our expert workmanship and quality materials assure thousands of extra safe miles! Wof E RECAP with B. F. Goodrich materials your assurance maximum mileage for your re capping money. Don't ride on smooth tires. Bring them in save them now! No Certificate Needed Stauffer’s Pure Oil Station N. Main & Elm Sts. Phone 410-W B. F. Goodrich Tires Installation Of Taps Is Under Way Again A smaller Main tap 1 Greeley. Colo., it seem cold. It md in fact foodstuffs as a medium of ext jf currency. mine in the tourna- ments. The players from Bluffton were T. G. Scheid, John Bixel, Sid ney Hauenste in, Clarence Biery and Ralph West. Most st them to do Army “K” rations, ho' sent to Tripplehori are tastele charge of Tripplchorn had nothing but praise for British troops, and said they are excellent fighters who do a very workmanlike job. He rated Mont gomery and Alexander as the top British generals. Bradley are generals with the boys over there. No friction was noticed by Trip plehorn between American soldiers the English men in uniform and ci vilians treat our e: relatives Trippiehorn Camp Butner, North Carolina, on August 4. TAXPAYERS NOTICE Birthday Surprise Gene Badertscher, John Esau, Lena, Norah and Theresa Preto, Donnie fendeifer. The Real Estate Tax Books for the Last Half 1943 (June 1944 Collection) will close Saturday, August 5, 1944 RAY W. BARNETT, ALLEN COUNTY TREASURER f| hipment re nitting con ilong South postpone of Main and Britishers, and he said that both I Thousands of men have been trained *___ __ 2 I there and sent to join our fighting ixpeditionary I forces everywhere. These men have I ■?$$ Military autho irmitted. a gli WE.’KK from this country. 5 the dried potatoes id one of the prin cipal worries of soldiers is how to wheedle potatoes from Italians who a~e loathe to part with them be cause they already are short on food. When they succeed in getting pota toes the boys fry them on camptires and have a real feast. American soldiers overseas like Ernie Pyle best of the war corres pondents, the Bluffton veteran said. Pyle was in the same location as Trippiehorn for a while, but the lo cal man did not get a chance to see him. Pyle writes things as they really are, he stated. Americ! iuntrv. We out. Carl Trippiehorn Is I ________ .......................... ........... Vki'liattkront li,°i'taly Aberdeen Proving Grounds-Where Unde Sam "S“ ,1" y Tests Sinews Of War Under Battle Conditions the AT Ohio’s Erie proving ground all ‘**'army cannon, from 37-mm. up to the huge 240-mm. howitzers, are test fired. At Aberdeen all sorts of wea pons and ideas are tested, compari sons made with enemy weapons and improvements in design and use worked out. Commanded by Maj. Gen. Charles T. Harris, Jr., D.-S.M., Aberdeen ac- Eisenhower and I tually is composed of two main com e the favorite American ponents the ordance research center and the military training center. It’s a self-contained city in an area six miles wide and 18 miles long, I become the mechanical doctors who After & furlough here with his I bandage up the wounds of America’s will report to I mechanical slugging power—the same 1 equipment which first was tested at their station in Aberdeen. IT In honor of his ninth birthday an-1 The research center is the focal niversary, Ronnie Diefendeifer was I point of ordnance research, develop pleasantly surprised at the home of I ment and proof. Workers labor day his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. land night firing Uncle Sam's wea Diefendeifer on Cherry street, Satur-lpons of war with explosive charges day afternoon. truly is the world’s greatest proving ground—where the shots are fired that are heard ’round the world. that literally rock the Maryland Guests were: Yvonne Rupright, |countryside. Here are firing ranges for mobile, anti-tank, anti-aircraft, rail-way and coast artillery small arms ranges, armor plate testing ranges bombing fields and test courses for tanks and me pilOM all s JJPmV QTV1 It is the blit weapon on every at the fi with utm id munitions for proof lopinent, modification and eeptance. Here, too, all after they have passed s of Aberdeen that these their wav to the Amer- ion moving i battle sect andle their see to it that Men pons Col. Eddy recently returned from a tour of the battle fronts in Europe and the Pacific. In every case he asked the boys what they’d like tc have Aberdeen Proving Ground de sati ime of the greatest mind are gathered to initiat THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO Master of All He Surveys W1™ countr Maryland effective W orld War II At Aberdeen, whicl has won the army-r cellence, the nation and mechanical geni times been gath- the sort of iding at the fighting equipmt equipment that’ Germans in Noi and slowly but Japanese out of their ill-gotten island empire. Smm| CRETE, though occupied, belong* ,• 1 t.xe one seen Here at the entrance to his hideout. Hundreds of such retreats on mountain tops, invisible '•-•a and plains below and well hidden from accurate bombing from the skies, are vantage points from which Gr-ek patriots carry on their war against the Germans. directed by Col. Leslie E. Simon. There the vital statistics of what happens to projectiles in the interior of the gun and in flight are studied accurate fir rked out for are and s cameras in iey will operat lusandth to a I a second, a projecticle may igraphed, from different an actual flight. to fire big able time was lost in endless calcu lation. Today all this is done by the adaptation of business machines. These tables, in the hands of Amer ican gunners, are giving us the fire power supremacy which has shat tered the enemy on a dozen fronts. T^VERY shot fired at the Aberdeen laboratory is checked electrically no fewer than 13 times and its flight and destination are predicted and recorded so accurately that the ac tual results will not vary from the mathematical calculations more than four feet in 30 miles. A complete case history is preserved on micro film. An automotive test and research division is headed by Lt. Col. Edward Gray. In this huge array of shops, test roads and laboratories, every type of vehicle used by the army is examined with a fine-tooth comb. Tanks, half-tracks, armored scout cars, jeeps and amphibious vehicles all are scrutinized for performance, quality and endurance. There is a corduroy road with ruts made of con crete. It is said to be the worst bit of roadway on the American contin ent, and it is designed to test tank stamina. rPH ERE is an artificial hill full of hairpin turns with the angle of the hill gradually increasing until it is almost 90 degrees. There is a concrete race track where the tanks are opened wide and dash around at 25 to 30 miles an hour to test their endurance. The “proof fronts” is the name applied to the firing ranges. Every thing is fired, from a 20-mm. air craft cannon up to a 16-inch coast artillery gun. Today all cannon are supplied in greater numbers and the troops work out all sorts of new combinations to develop the fire power necessary for each particular emergency. AtUCH artillery is on self-propelled 1 gun motor carriages, and a 155 mm. gun may fire a few rounds and be moved away before the enemy has time to locate the position and return tl 155-mm. guns may produce a barrage to enemy troops. ink gun provides the for the potent Gen. which the axis has ct. The 37-mm. anti been called “Little of its effectiveness enemy tanks and armored be combined striking Sherma tank gun Poison” The 90-mm. anti-aircraft highly-mobile, high-velocity ‘or use against either ground The gun with their re tuges, cameras make American ingenuity the most resourceful in the world. Physicists, astronomers, mathematicians and en gineers have been mustered from all branches of industry and education to staff the ordnance department’s great ballistics research laboratory, course, is the work army, being used as a and anti-tank weapon rating on self-propelled mounts for hit-and-run tactics. rPHE 155 is a long-range siege gun an hurl a 95-pound projec miles. The largest mobile is the 240-mm. howitzer •ansported on two trailers, in firing position, weighs This monster is ideal for heavy bombardment, for it will hurl a 360-pound projecticle from seven to 14 miles. It’s too bad the general public may not be admitted to the museum at Aberdeen Proving Ground. There are few places in America more in teresting. When a bit of equipment is captured on a foreign battlefield, it is marked with yellow paint: "For the Commanding General, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, U. S. A.” Huge buildings store this captured ordnance which probably one day will be a prized possession of the Smith sonian Institution at Washington. One side of a building is nothing but mines. Even the dreaded Ger man personnel “S” mine is there. iure. though the mine explodes, but the tread of a Doughboy will send it flying 6 feet in the air and its dead ly fragments may kill anyone within own which will give Hitler some real is over.” Councilman Charles B. Kauffman was seriously injured when a motor hand car which he was riding on the Northern Ohio tracks was derail ed two miles east of Bluffton. Kauff man is employed as section foreman. The house of Will Storer was one of the speak ers at the opening session of the Ohio Egg and Poultry Shippers in Cleveland. Twenty five members of the M. E. Church gave A. C. Spangler a very pleasant birthday surprise at his home on Geiger street Tuesday even ing. I surprises before the battle of Europe| Etta Yant and Mrs. Cookson visitor I It’s the marvel of the world that a I a Thursday peace-loving nation such as the Unit-1 Carroll, ed States could convert itself so| Mrs. Paul quickly to the ways of war. the secret is to be found at Aberdeen I John Augsburger. Proving Ground. There science finds I Mrs. Beryl Downey entertained in the answer to the most complicated I her home on Thursday evening a problems and calls on American in-1 dustry and labor to produce the ne-l cessary machines for our newly-cre-l ated army. I There is no discounting the fact that battle produces casualties and casualties cause heartaches. Never-1 theless, in time of war there should I be comfort for every parents of a soldier in the fact that at this great army proving ground the scientific master minds of the country have been marshaled to work 24 hours a day to produce better, finer guns and mechanical equipment. I I I I I I I I I Their genius already has given America the finest guns and ar-1 rnored vehicles in the world. I Family Gathering A basket dinner honoring Pfc. Marvin Crawford, of Rome, Georgia, who was home on furlough, and Miss Ruth Scoles who left for Texas for at the Luke Scoles home north of Pandora. It also marked the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkins, Sr.. Mr. ami Mrs. Delbert Wilkins and son, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Crawford and fam ily, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Badertscher and family, Treva Wilkins and child ren, Waldo Wilkins and children, Ray Scoles, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Crawford, all of Bluffton. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Clapper, Dow Scoles and son Allen, Mrs. Elmer Fett, Jr. anti twin daughters, of Ada. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Basinger and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Crawford, of Pandora Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Mauk and family and Delores Smith, of Lima. I Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkins, Jr. and family of Arlington, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hanna and family of Benton Ridge Mr. and Mrs. Harry ■s and family of honored guests, and Miss Ruth the Mansfield, and Marvin Craw Scoles and the hosts Mr. and Mrs. Luke Scoles and son Walter Scott. A federal-Ohio cooperative market information weekly bulletin on vege tables and fruits will be mailed free to anyone who requests it from the Market News Service, 718 Ohio De partments Bldg., Columbus. The bulletin is mailed from Columbus each Thursday. NEWS OUR FATHERS READ FROM ISSUE OF MARCH 2, 1916 property on the corner Elm streets was bought Menno Bixel who plan Main and John and erect a modern fireproof building Elmer, son of Fred Lehman, who served over a year with the east coast artillery, is the new engineer at the college heating plant. The high school basketball team leaves this Thursday to take part in the state tournament at Delaware. Those who will make the trip are Paul Hochstettler, Donivan Baum gartner, Gordon Bixel, Herbert Gott shall, Omar Griffith, Roy Bogers, Donald Augsburger, Herman Schmidt and P. H. Conser. Abe Bucher is constructing an automobile shed for Albert Diller. Will Steiner purchased a new 7 Vertner has returned from where he spent the past place like Rockport. Frank Painter and wife had a family reunion Sunday, all the child ren were present. Their son Harry Upper Sandusky on Monday, cents Newton Harris The officer in charge of this mu seum is Lt. Col. G. B. Jarrett. “We, too, are working to save the lives of American boys”, he said. “We take I that the porkers being raised on the all this captured equipment and fire I Harris farm would bring 8 cents a it on our ranges. Then we tear it I pound. The stock buyers thought down to study its construction. I otherwise and a We’re determined that if the enemy I nuts was posted has anything of advantage we’ll I takes only one make it available immediately to our I Xewt munching American soldiers.” stock bu I the wager. Then he added sadly: “This is not! Mildred Wilkins was the honored working out too well. They are all I one on her birthday when her friends copying us. The Japanese always I anj neighbors remembered her with did copy our stuff, and lately the I a shower of post cards. Germans are copying ours, too. 44*17E’RE not discounting German equipment. Their 88-mm. can non is a grand weapon and they have put small-caliber guns to uses we never thought of ourselves. But they never have equaled our 105 or 155 and we have some new things of our half bushel of pea as the wager. It glance at beaming to know who won Beaverdam Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Green and sons are spending the week at Indian Lake. Mrs. Angie Leffel of Lima spent tbe week end with her sisters Mrs. Mrs. Wm. Ella Yant. of Bluffton was Mrs. Wade of Shaffer West Unity Part of I is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1944 group of friends in honor of her birthday anniversary. Those present were: Mrs. Carrie Cook, Mrs. Fairy Arnold, Mrs. Ella Huber, Mrs. Ada Rowland, Mrs. Edith Wolfe, Mrs. Myrtle Lutterbein, Mrs. Genevieve Pugh, Mrs. Besse Brackney of La- Herbert Augsburger is in Boot Training at Great Lakes, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Ira Larue, Mr. and Mrs. Olan Larue, Larrie Michael, Mrs. Wm. Younkman and grandson Bernard spent Tuesday with Mrs. Cloyd Walthers at Lakeview. The Win Another class of the Church of Christ met on Thursday evening at the home of Miss Rosella Barber. Present were Marilyn Gratz, Rosemary Page, Robert and Marvin Reigle, Mrs. Carl Amstutz and daughters, Mrs. Grant Barber and daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Turner of Lima were Tuesday callers of Mr. and Joe Bogart. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Williams moved from their farm Andrews property which ly purchased. Mr. and Mn and Mrs. Sunday Mr. and selling for 8 is busy munch peanuts. Newt FARMERS SPECIAL: How much cash could you use $10 to $1000? We supply it on a special farm loan plan. Long terms, low cost, quick service. Figure up your needs and call on us for ready cash. 202 W. Market. Lima. Ohio Paul Sehoenlein, Mgr. Phone 73511 Racketeers in the Collection Profession Can Be Easily Detected By Their Wild Promises ADJUSTMENT SERVICE COMPANY (Bonded) 400S. Main St. Findlay, Ohio Mrs. have the into they recent- E. Downey guests Mr. Mr. and Mrs. Harold for Sunday dinner Mrs. C. E. Henderson and daugh- and Nancy, Mrs. Frances Smith and Paul, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Somers sons Larry and Ricky of Lima, and Mrs. Edmond, Okla., and Mr. G. L. Henderson of and Ruth Durkee. 5. Ellsworth Michael Ray Michael of Lima were evening dinner guests of Mrs. Donald Michael and Rev. and Mrs. C. D. Chiles, Rev. and Mrs. Cordrey were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Emerick. Rationing Calendar So that you may keep in mind tha numerous important war-time ra tioning dates, the Bluffton News is publishing this weekly reminder: MEATS, BUTTER, CHEESE. FATS, CANNED FISH AND CANNED MILK—Book 4 red stamps A-8, thru Z-8 good for 10 points each under token ration ing indefinitely. PROCESSED FOODS—Book 4 Blue stamps A-8, thru Z-8 and A-5 good for 10 points each under token rationing indefinite ly- ’GASOLINE—Stamp 12 in A book good for 3 gallons of gaso line thru September 21. SUGAR—Stamps 30, 31 & 32 in Book 4 good for 5 pounds of sugar good ning 1945. This is Worth Looking Into! BUTTERMJIK^ AND S? VITAMINS A indefinitely. Stamp 40 for 5 pounds under can allotments until Feb. 28, Spare stamp 37 must ac company applications for addi tional canning sugar asked from rationing boards. SHOES—Airplane stamp 1 and 2 in Ration Book 3 good in definitely. THE CITY LOAN and Savings Company When you find a feed unchanged in nutritional "punch" from peacetime it’» certainly worth looking into. When you find that feed is fed DAILY by thousands of money-making poul*l trymen is "requested" flo&owner feeding by hundreds of hatcherymen you know there's something "potent” in it. There is! APPETIZING buttermilk end PROTECTIVE vitamins A, D, E end in Semi-Solid "E” Emulsion. It's GOOD with any ration, costs mighty little to feed. It has helped lift the laying average of many a flock up to a "good pay" level. We have it in 25, 50 and 100 lb. sizes. You'll be smart to look into it TODAYI wFbemi-SolidFFmulsion MASTER FEED MILL, Bluffton, 0. Tune in on our big program broadcast from WLW, Cincinnati, Friday Morning, July 28 from 7:15 to 7:30 a. m.