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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
Murshull 18
her vacation vrith Miss
Stella May-
berry at Colurnbia City, Ind.
Aldine Basir Miss Salome
irried Sunday
afternoon by he Rev.
Mrs. J. P. Dennis of
Mrs. Martha
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
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
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.
Our expert
workmanship and
quality materials assure
thousands of extra safe miles!
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
tap 1
Greeley. Colo.,
it seem cold.
md in fact foodstuffs
as a medium of ext
jf currency.
in the tourna-
ments. The players
from Bluffton
were T. G. Scheid, John Bixel, Sid
ney Hauenste in, Clarence Biery and
Ralph West.
st them to do
Army “K” rations, ho'
sent to
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.
Birthday Surprise
Gene Badertscher, John Esau, Lena,
Norah and Theresa Preto, Donnie
The Real Estate Tax Books for
the Last Half 1943 (June 1944
Collection) will close
Saturday, August 5, 1944
hipment re
nitting con
ilong South
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
Military autho
irmitted. a gli
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.
iuntrv. We
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
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.
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
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
pilOM all s
It is
the blit
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
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
ime of the greatest mind
are gathered to initiat
Master of All He Surveys
effective W orld War II
At Aberdeen, whicl
has won the army-r
cellence, the nation
and mechanical geni
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
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
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
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
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
tank gun
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.
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
Will Storer was one of the speak
ers at the opening session of the
Ohio Egg and Poultry Shippers in
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
surprises before the battle of Europe| Etta Yant and Mrs.
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.
There is no discounting the fact
that battle produces casualties and
casualties cause heartaches. Never-1
theless, in time of war there should
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.
Their genius already has given
America the finest guns and ar-1
rnored vehicles in the world.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Green and
sons are spending the week at Indian
Mrs. Angie Leffel of Lima spent
tbe week end with her sisters Mrs.
Mrs. Wm.
Ella Yant.
Bluffton was
Mrs. Wade
West Unity
Part of I is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs.
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
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.
Mr. and
selling for 8
is busy munch
peanuts. Newt
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they recent-
E. Downey
guests Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold
for Sunday dinner
Mrs. C. E. Henderson and daugh-
Nancy, Mrs. Frances Smith and
Paul, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Somers
sons Larry and Ricky of Lima,
and Mrs.
Edmond, Okla.,
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:
CANNED MILK—Book 4 red
stamps A-8, thru Z-8 good for
10 points each under token ration
ing indefinitely.
Blue stamps A-8, thru Z-8 and
A-5 good for 10 points each
under token rationing indefinite
’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
This is Worth Looking Into!
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
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
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.

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