Insistent Need for More Heavy
Truck Tires Is Emphasized
“The immediate need for more
large size heavy-duty truck tires to
keep our armies rolling toward \ic
torv necessitates a new appeal for
workers”, said J. F. Schaefer, presi
dent of the Cooper corporation of
The new appeal is directed toward
farmers 27 years of age and over
in this area whose work is suffi
ciently advanced to permit theii
leaving their farms to assist in this
emergency. It is hoped that men
who left their farms a year ago to
augment production of vital material
at the Cooper factory will again ic
spond to the urgent request for their
assistance. Jobs will be found for
which they are best qualified.
Farmers Are Asked lo Help In Filling
Urgent Call For Heavy Army truck Tires
Every mile gained by our armies
in their rapid advance on all fronts
makes transportation a greater and
more serious problem. Large trucks
must travel greater distances to
carry food, ammunition and supplies
of every kind to men at the front.
An army without supplies cannot
function as an army.
For two years the Cooper factory
Triplett softball team scored its
ninth and tenth victories of the sea
son during the last week by defeat
ing Jenera, 2 to 1, in a game at
Harmon field and besting Findlay
First Lutheran, 7 to 1, at Findlay.
The Jenera tilt here last Friday
was a pitcher’s battle between May
nard Geiger, of the Bluffton staff,
and Von Stein, who hurled for the
Each moundsman gave up only
five safe hits, but Bluffton man
aged to get one run in the first in
ning and another in the third to
maintain a comfortable advantage
until the seventh stanza when the
visitors tallied their lone run.
Geiger struck out six men in the
course of the game, and retired the
visitors in order in six of the nine
Russ Gratz scored for Bluffton in
the first inning after leading off
with a single, and Don Reams got
the other Bluffton run when he tal
lied on Gratz’ second single.
In the contest against the First
Lutheran team of Findlay at that
place last Monday night, Timer
Spaeth hurled three-hit ball to pace
a 7 to 1 victory over an outfit that
is setting the pace in the Findlay
Bluffton batsmen teed off with a
th ree run assault in the first in
ning to clinch the decision. Russ
Gratz walked, then after the next
two men were out, Fred Swank wal
loped a home run to score Gratz
ahead of him. Eikenbary then sin-
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has been producing more truck tires
than ever before in its history for
military use, for lend-lease and for
vital civilian transportation. But,
despite increased production, the full
capacity of the plant s equipment has
not yet been reached because of the
manpower shortage. Now, with vic
tory dependent on continuous sup
plies, with supplied dependent on
truck transportation, with trucks de
pended on heavy-duty tires, full ca
pacity must be reached and main
Appeal to Farmers
Triplett Softball Team Wins Over
Jenera, Findlay, To Continue Winning
Having scraped the bottom of the
barrel in the local labor market, the
Cooper corporation repeats its ap
peal to farmers who can be spared
from their farms. Help is most
urgently needed in tire building,
stock preparation, milling and tire
curing. Good pay is assured while
General Somervell, in a wire to
the Cooper corporation appealing for
more big truck tires said:
“The road to victory in Europe
ends in Berlin, each day of advance
by our armies shortens the road in
front of us but lengthens the road
behind us, and that road behind us
must be filled with trucks at all
times carrying ammunition, food and
supplies to our combat troops. We
ask for your best effort please give
us the tires to keep our trucks rol
ling on the road to victory.”
gled, and scored on an error.
Another Triplett run was made
in the third, with Russ Gratz open
ing the inning with a single, advanc
ing on Bert Swank’s single and then
scoring when Anderson hit safely.
In the fifth inning, Russ Gratz
tallied on Anderson’s second hit,
after the Triplett left fielder had
walked, and in the sixth stanza
Berky singled and scored on Burk
The last Bluffton run was made in
the ninth inning when Spaeth got
a hit, then scored on Russ Gratz,
third hit of the contest.
Spaeth retired the Findlay team
in order in six innings, and had the
best of Main all the way in their
second pitching encounter this year.
Gratz _________ __ 312
B. Swank ....... .. 3 0 0
Basinger ..-.... 3 0 0
F. Swank .... .. 3 0 0
B. Burkholder 3 0 1
Deppler........ .. 3 0 0
Lugibihl .......... 3 0 0
Moser .........._.... 2 0 0
Reams ___ 3 1 1
Geiger ............ 2 0 0
Jenera .. .........
Basinger ........ 0
Spaeth ........... 4
Deppler .. ........
B. Swank 4 0 2
Anderson 0 2
F. Swank .. 4 1 1
Eichenbary 4 1 1
Berky .......... 4 1 2
Findlay .......... 1 3
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OFFICIAL U. 1. NAVY PHOTOGRAPHS
WAVES have time for fun, too,
and enjoy a variety of sports at
Naval stations. Here are three typi
cal scenes of “WAVES at Play.”
Above, two yeomen Ellen and
Nancy Grivana, sisters, of Minne
apolis—strive for the elusive “300”
on the alleys at the Naval Train
ing Center at San Diego, Calif. At
the right, Justine Sue Johnson, a
pharmacist’s mate, who was a mem
ber of the National Essex Archers
team and who now is the No. 1
Diana at the San Diego Center, is
ahown practicing on the excellent
archery range there. Below, the
sliding runner appears safe as Yeo
man Mary Helen Watson of Dallas,
iTexas, eagerly awaits the ball dur
ing a soft-ball game at the Naval
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The Bluffton News presents
another in the series of unusual
and little known aspects of
More than a mere product, the pine
apple—whose gray toppet of leaves
crowns most baskets of tropical fruit
—has become in a way a symbol of
the fertility of America’s equatorial
zone. Indigenous to the Western
Hemisphere, this no longer unusual
table delicacy ds now a familiar fruit
of the world over.
However, although it has become
naturalized in the tropical regions of
the Old World, Hawaii and the West
Indies still rc-ain the privilege of be
ing the principal centers of produc
The fact that the species was never
mentioned before the discovery of
America and that, immediately after,
early authorities on the New World
made constant allusions to it would
indicate with certainty that the pine
apple is a truly American fruit.
Samples of it were taken to Europe
by Christopher Columbus, according
to certain writers of the period, and
it is said that Louis XV placed on the
banquet table at his Versailles Palace,
the first two pineapples cultivated in
Pineapple, First Found In Tropical
America, Is Now Known World Over
The first record of the fruit in Eng
lish literature is found in Evelyn’s
“Diary” where he mentions tasting a
pineapple from Barbados at the table
of Charles 11.
The pineapple gets its English name
from the fact that it looks somewhat
like a pine cone, the Spanish appel
lation of “pina” having the same or
igin. The scientific designation An
anas is said to come from the “nana”,
the native Brazillian name, which the
Portuguese altered slightly. The
fruit, however, is today called “aba
caxi” in Brazil.
This variety of names all refer to
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
the same plant, one which is described
as: “agave-like, with rigid, spiny,
margined, recurved leaves, whose fruit
consists of a succulent, fleshy inflor
escence which ripens into a solid mass
with tough, persistent floral bracts
and topped with tuft of small leaves.”
Because the ripening process takes
place on the stump where the starch
is turned into sugar, the pineapple
does not ripen properly when cut off
On the other hand, it is a very deli
cate fruit which has to be handled
with utmost care and rapidity once it
The product for distant markets is,
therefore, mostly canned—as in Ha
waii—while only from nearby regions
—such as the West Indies—can the
fresh pineapple be shipped to the
Pineapple-growing is said to have
been attempted for the first time in
the United States on 1850 when some
fruit were grown near St. Augustine,
Florida. Later, production was start
ed on the Keys but lack of facilities
at the time for rapid transportation
and the more favored Cq^an and Porto
Rican plantations made the develop
Today, with shipments of the can
ned product from the Pacific area be
ing naturally irregular, the imports
of the fruit either fresh of canned—
from differ*mt regions of the Ameri
cas has assumed more importance.
Grown in almost everyone of the
countries situated within the tropical
and sub-troji cal zone, the pineapple
is only imported commercially from
Cuba, Puerto Rico and, to a certain
extent from Mexico.
When fresh they are sold by the
crate with the fruit graded as to size
and usually at fruit auctions. As a
canned product the pineapple ranks
with peaches at the head of the list of
quantity of fruits canned in the world.
In 1940-1941, 30,000 cases were pack-
ed in Cuba and 85,000 in Puerto Rico.
Other producers of pineapple on a
rather large scale are Trinidad and
Brazil, while the coast lands of Ven
ezuela and Columbia are also well
suited to the cultivation of this fruit.
Many consider the pineapple the
best fruit and bring out the fact that
it has no outright substitute. It has
also been said that “it was fitting
that the Americas which gave to the
world the greatest of all the grains,
Indian corn, should give it the queen
of all fruit: the pineapple.”
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Niswander and
family entertained the following
guests at a family reunion, Sunday.
Miss Catherine Niswander of
Philadelphia Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Thut and family of Orrville Noah
Thut, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Thut and
family of West Liberty Mr. and
Mrs. Menno Bixel of Lima.
John Williams of Bellevue Mr.
and Mrs. Richard Bixel of Findlay
Merlin Habegger of Berne, Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hilty an*
daughter Minerva, Mr. and Mrs.
Clayton Bixel, Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Amstutz and family, Mrs. Ethel
Niswander and daughter Letha,
Harold Carr, Mr. and Mrs. Herman
Hilty and family, Enos Steiner and
daughter Lucille, Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Mangus and sons and Miss Leah
News Want-Ads Bring Results. materials in the two foods.
Married In Indiana
Josephine Alyce Mullett, secretar
ial employe at The Triplett Electric
al Instrument Co. here, last Satur
day evening became the bride of
Pvt. Kirby Vernon Alexander in the
First Mennonite church at Nappanee,
For the occasion, the bride wore a
gown of white satin with a corded
yoke of the same material, long,
tight-fitted sleeves and the full, cir
cular skirt swept into a full length
train. She carried a loose arrange
ment of gardenias and larkspur, cen
tered by an orchid with streamers
of ribbon and tulle.
The young couple met at the altar,
which was banked with baskets of
white gladioli, asters and candela
bra, where Rev. J. J. Enz, pastor of
the church, officiated at the beau
tiful double ring ceremony, read by
Miss Jean Oyer was maid of hon
or, and Norma Sechrist and Theda
Tyndall were bridesmaids. All are
of Nappanee. Miss Marcene Blodg
ett, of Lima, sang “Through the
Years” and “Ich Leibe Dich”.
Following the ceremony a recep
tion was held in the Coppes hotel,
after which the young couple left on
a wedding trip.
Mrs. Alexander is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Mullett, of Nap
panee, and the groom is the son of
Mrs. M. P. Alexander, of Chicago.
Both graduated from Napanee
High school in 1942. Mrs. Alexander
attended Bluffton college and then
accepted a secretarial position at
the Triplett plant here. After at
tending Ohio State and Purdue uni
versities, the groom entered the U.
S. Army and is now stationed at
Camp Campbell, Kentucky.
Honor Sailor Son
Friends and neighbors gathered at
the home of O. W. Nonnamaker,
Sunday to honor their son, John,
who is home on leave after com-
pleting training at Great Lakes Nav
al station. A basket supper was
Mr. and Mrs. John Caris of Find
lay Mr. and Mrs. John Criblez of
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kramer Mr.
and Mrs. S. F. Nonnamaker and
daughter Joyce Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Nonnamaker, sons Eldon and Bill
Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Moore, son
Keith and daughter Marilyn Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Nonnamaker,
daughters Ruth Eileen and Louetta
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Stratton,
sons Larry and Ortho and daughter
Elaine Miss Anna Mary Crow Mr.
and Mrs .Virgil Criblez, son Donald
and daughter Virginia Mr. and
Mrs. R. S. Wolfley Mr. and Mrs.
Austin Holmes and daughter Ber
nita Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gallant,
son Eddie and daughter Vivian Ruth
Mr. and Mrs. Mat Stewart and
daughter Jeannine: Mrs. Kathryn
Firestone, Patty Ann and Billie
S 2/2 John Nonnamaker and Mrs.
Nonnamaker and son Jimmie and
the host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs.
O. W. Nonnamaker, son Max and
i daughter Marie.
Plenty of fresh water is one of
the cheapest materials unable in the
production of eggs and milk but, in
deference to food laws, the water
should be supplied to the hens and
the cow’s so they can place correct
proportions of water and other
Mailing Christmas gifts to Army
and Navy personnel overseas will be
started within another month, and
must be completed before October 15,
Postmaster General Frank C. Walker
announced this week.
Great demands on shipping and
the need for giving preference to
arms, munitions, medicine and food
is the prime reason for the early
Christmas mailing date from Sept.
15 to Oct. 15.
Care must be taken in wrapping
parcels securely and addressing them
clearly and correctly, for the sake
of assured delivery in good condition,
the postmaster general said.
Gifts must travel great distances
and if they are to be protected in
transit they must be packed in boxes
made of wood, metal, solid fibre
board or strong double-faced corru
gated fibrecord, reinforced with
strong gummed paper tape or tied
with strong twine.
If both tape and strong twine are
used, so much the better, the post
Aug. 7, 1919
Dr. J. S. Steiner who has been in
the service since March, 1918, return
ed home Tuesday evening. Dr. Stein
er will receive his honorable discharge
from the service in about 15 days.
He has been stationed at Camp Mer
ritt since his return from overseas.
He expects to resume his practice
With plans completed for a big cel
ebration for their returned soldiers,
rain for the second time interfered
with the reception to have been given
the Orange Twp. boys at Orange Cen
August H. Mason of Rockport who
received his discharge from the army
last March, completing his college
course at Ohio Wesleyan College in
June, was recently elected Prof, of
Language and English in Dickenson’s
Seminary at Williamsport, Pa.
Frank Hall who has been in France
for some time returned to his home
in Rockport, recently.
Byron Neiswander of New Stark
will arrive home from France this
Lester Durck of Orange Twp. ar
rived home from France, honorably
discharged. His last stop was Camp
Sherman. A large company of friends
were entertained at the Durck home,
Sunday in his honor.
Decision Is Upheld
Christmas Gift Mailing To Overseas
Servicemen Starts On September 15
Decision of the Hancock county
common pleas court in construing
the will of the late Charles Stein
brenner, of Orange township, was
upheld last Thursday by the third
district court of appeals.
Mrs. Hazel Roush Hefner and
others appealed the case in January
after Judge Chester Pendleton had
ruled that Daisy Steinbrenner, the
widow, was entitled to the 40-acre
Orange township farm in fee simple,
rather than as a life estate.
The appellate court held “there
can be no valid remainder, for fee
is the whole estate, and where the
whole estate is given there cannot
possibly be a remainder. Where by
terms of a will, property is be
queathed or devised to one person
absolutely and by a subsequent pro
vision, an attempt is made to en
graft a remainder upon fee, the so
called remainder is void and the
first person will take the property
in fee simple.”
The controversy arose because the
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1944
Bluffton In First World War
What Happened Here Twenty-five Years Ago This Week
master general pointed out. If the
outer wrapper is crushed, and this
is likely to happen, the loss of con
tents may be prevented if fibreboard
boxes are wrapped in heavy paper.
It also is advisable to write the
address on inside as well as out
side wrappers, so that if the out
side wrapper is lost the gift still
can be .delivered.
Rules to be followed in Christmas
mailings are: The parcel may not
exceed five pounds, and must not be
more than 15 inches in length and
girth combined. It should be
marked Christmas parcel, so that it
will be sure to arrive before De
Not more than one parcel can be
mailed in one week to the same
member of the armed forces, er in
behalf of the same mailer.
Perishable goods, such as fruits
and vegetables, which may spoil, are
prohibited. Intoxicants, inflammable
materials, such as matches, lighter
fluid, poisons, etc., are also pro
Albert Koontz of Orange Twp. tel
egraphed his parents that he has ar
rived safely in New York after serv
ing in France.
Leland Stratton, another Orange
Twp. boy, who was in the overseas
service returned some Tuesday night
honorably discharged from the army.
Garland Basinger who has been in
France since last fall arrived home
honorably discharged from the service.
Clair Fett who arrived in an eastern'
port last week from France is expect
ed to return home soon honorably dis
George Woods recently discharged
from the Navy is visiting his mother.
Glen Scoles, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Alva Scoles, who served in the Navy
has returned home honorably dis
charged. During the period of serv
ice the young man visited France on
The Methodist church will hold a
welcoming service for the boys who
were in the armed forces. The ser
vice flag will be demobilized and a
permanent honor roll unveiled and
dedicated. Dean Byers recently re
turned home from France will give
A patriotic thanksgiving service
will be held for the returning men
from overseas by the Emanuel’s Re
formed church, Sunday morning.
for the manufacture of Spray Powder
will used the words “absolutely and
in fee simple” in leaving the prop
erty to Daisy Steinbrenner, .and
went on to say that at her death
the property should be divided among
the children, Mrs. Hefner, William.
E. Steinbrenner and Don Carlos
for the manufacture of Butter
Highest Prices Paid for
All Dairy Products
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Mr. and Mrs. Sam Badertscher,
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Zimmerman
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight
Frantz and daughters and Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Badertscher and sons
called last Wednesday night on Mr.
and Mrs. Wilmer Badertscher and
family to remind Wilmer of his
thirtieth birthday anniversary. Light
refreshments were served during the
Legislative action by Idaho and
Nebraska this year, and approval of
a constitutional amendment last No
vember by voters of Vermont, in
creased to 28 the number of states
granting women the right to serve
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