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Stories of the Week Watch Your Waistline Better and Cheaper Stuff Free as the Sun

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Stories of the Week

Salesman Sam presented his credentials.

“I’m the best man in this business,” he proved to a small manufacturer. “Give me a chance with your line and I'll up your volume plenty.”

“Maybe so, maybe so,” groan- ed the owner. “But anyone I hire has to start from the bottom. First you gotta be my partner.”

Two acquaintances from Chi- cago met accidentally in Miami.

“Yasss, dearie,” fat-catted the first woman, “I’m down here for five months. And you?”

“Three weeks.”

“Three weeks ? Whatsa matta? Ain’t your husband working?”

Watch Your Waistline!

Nearly every scientist one meets these days is guarding his health. Likewise, those busi- nessmen who have access to re- search laboratories, and have glimpsed what’s going on there- in. Why are they watching their waistlines, taking their vitamin pills, ete? They want to live to see the 70 wonders of the World. (For 70 one might easily sub- stitute 700, from what we have heard. )

You see, we are on the verge of scientific crash-throughs which stagger the imagination. Within the next dozen years our whole life, as we know it today, could be vastly different. And infinitely more exciting.

Take that matter of health, itself. Any man _ reasonably young, who does survive the next dozen years stands a pretty fair chance to reach 100. In fact, some medical scientists foresee a lifespan of 150 as be- ing normal for humans after the great killer diseases have been eradicated.

We are well on the way to- ward that goal. Go down the list of diseases which knocked off our ancestors—typhoid, pla- gue, tuberculosis, malaria, small- pox, diabetes—all are under control now. Looks like we have dread polio licked also. It prob-

(Continued on Page 12, Col. 1)

Tremendous Growth Possibilities Of Commercial Refrigeration Based on ‘Leisure’ Foods

Until fairly recently commercial refrigeration has been a nice, quiet, comfortable business. In the main it has been dominated by relatively middle-size firms which specialized on such refrigerated products as:

Walk-in coolers Reach-in coolers

Glassed-in food display cases

Open-front frozen food cases

Milk coolers and dairy refrigerators

Water and beverage coolers

Ice-cube-makers for bars, restaurants, hotels, and clubs

Ice cream cabinets and soda fountains

Miscellaneous items like florist and pharmaceutical refrigerators, dehumidifiers, refrigerated trucks, vending machines, and special applications.

With the exception of the seventh item (automatic ice

(Concluded on Page 18)

Typhoon Unveils Low-Cost Heat Pump, *57 Line

TAMPA, Fla.—Typhoon Heat Pump Co. here, a division of Hupp Corp., has announced a

new economy model “Prop-R- Temp” heat pump (for year- round heating and _ cooling)

which, the company claims, can be centrally installed for as low as $1,000.

The new complete line includes water-to-air, air-to-air, and water-to-water units for residen- tial and commercial use, in sizes up to 40 tons.

It was unveiled at the firm’s fifth annual heat pump school at the Tides hotel, St. Peters- burg Beach, Fla. Over 100 deal- ers, sales representatives, and utility executives attended.

Harry W. Jobes, general man- ager, stated that all three types of package units are already in

production. (Concluded on Page 41, Col. 4)

Silco Products To Move To Conditioned S.C. Plant, Begin Operations Soon

MINNEAPOLIS—Silco Prod- ucts, Inc. will close down its plant here Feb. 15 and move its entire operation to a new, mod- ern, air conditioned plant at Fountain Inn, S. C., George E. Cook, president, announced re- cently.

“By moving the factory by departments, we hope actually to lose very little time and ex- pect to be ready for full opera- tion the early part of March,” Cook stated.

“We know that there will be a period during our moving ac- tivity when we will be in no position to ship anything,” he continued. “We are trying to make this as short and painless as possible. We have laid our plans accordingly by manufac- turing ahead of schedule.”

The move to Fountain Inn, an- (Concluded on Back Page, Col. 4)

AsHAE Local Airs Contractor Woes, Industry Problems

ATLANTA—Problems arising from conflicts among the differ- ent segments of the industry— consulting engineers, manufac- turers’ agents, jobbers, and contractors—are being aired at a series of programs currently conducted by the local chapter of the American Society of Heating & Air-Conditioning En- gineers.

The series, which features the various industry segments in panel discussions, was devel- oped by Edward W. Klein, Jr., chapter program chairman. Dis- cussion is sparked by anony- mous questions, submitted in advance, and controversy is wel- comed.,

It’s anybody’s guess what the meetings will accomplish. But Klein feels that “we might find a better way of living with the problems in the industry.”

Among these problems, it has been noted, are dwindling pro- fits (despite a high volume of business) and fierce price com- petition.

At a meeting featuring man- ufacturers’ agents, two areas of conflict were brought out: be- tween the agents and consulting engineers, and between agents

and jobbers. (Concluded on Back Page, Col. 2)

Offers Free Income Tax Aid With Major Appliance

MOULTRIE, Ga.—Dixie TV & Radio Service came up with a timely promotion. It offered to figure anyone’s income tax with the purchase of a major appliance.

An ad being carried over radio station WMTM says:

“Dixie TV & Radio Service is offering free tax consultation and income tax form figuring with the purchase of any major appliance, such as _ freezers, washers, TV sets, and radios, between now and April 15.”

Both Boards OK Brunner Purchase by Dunham-Bush

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Shipments Up 40% for 10 Mos.

WASHINGTON, D. C.—Man- ufacturers’ shipments of com- pressor bodies used in air con- ditioning and refrigeration units were up almost 40% during the first 10 months of 1956, as com- pared with the same period of 1955, it is reported by Geo. S. Jones, Jr., managing director of the Air-Conditioning & Re- frigeration Institute.

The figures, which do not in- clude compressors used in house- hold refrigerators, were com- piled from reports made to ARI by manufacturers whose output is estimated to represent in ex- cess of 90% of the industry, he said.

Actual shipments for the 10-

(Concluded on Page 6, Col. 1)

Sees Outdoor Egg Vendors

Upping Sales

BLACKSBURG, Va. Egg vending machines may not be uncommon within the next few years, says D. D. Bragg, associ- ate extension poultry specialist at Virginia Polytechnic Insti- tute.

That’s one of the changes he predicts for the poultry and egg industry. He says the vending machines, with controlled tem- perature and humidity, might be located outside large stores for the customers’ convenience and for Sunday sales, and even at roadside stands on _ heavily- traveled highways.

Bragg sees a “growing trend toward quality control of shell eggs through controlled pro-

(Concluded on Page 41, Col. 1)

WEST HARTFORD, Conn.— Agreement for the purchase of all assets of Brunner Mfg. Co. by Dunham-Bush, Inc. was ap- proved recently by the boards of directors of both companies.

Stockholders of both firms will vote on the agreement March 6. If they approve, the sale will be closed on March 29.

The agreement provides for the assumption of all Brunner’s liabilities and the issuance of 14 share of Dunham-Bush com- mon stock and $6 of new non- convertible 6% 20-year subordi- nated debentures of Dunham- Bush for each share of common stock of Brunner issued and outstanding at the closing date.

Under the agreement, Brun- ner Mfg. Co. of Utica, N. Y. will be operated as the Brunner Div. of Dunham-Bush, Inc., while Brunner’s wholly-owned subsidi- ary, the Brunner Co. of Gaines- ville, Ga., will become a wholly-

(Concluded on Page 40, Col. 1)

Servel Reduces Net Loss In 56

EVANSVILLE, Ind.—In its second year under new manage- ment, Servel, Inc. substantially reduced its operating loss, ac- cording to the annual report to stockholders.

The net loss of the company for the fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 1956, amounted to $1,833,- 217, as compared with a net loss of $4,047,292 for the 1955 fiscal year, and a net loss of $8,- 157,766 for the 1954 fiscal year. The 1956 results are after inven- tory write-offs amounting to $1,059,000.

Servel’s net sales in 1956, ac- cording to Louis Ruthenberg, board chairman, and Duncan C. Menzies, president, totaled $42,- 665,371, as compared with $58,- 614,034 in 1955.

Sales of civilian products de- clined from $32,240,847 in 1955

(Concluded on Page 41, Col. 1)


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General Controls Acquires Chicago Manufacturer of Counting Devices

GLENDALE, Calif. Share- holder approval has been ob- tained for the merging of Pro- duction Instrument Co., Chica- go, manufacturer of mechanical and electric counting devices, with General Controls Co. here, it was jointly announced by William A. Ray, president of the automatic controls manufactur- ing firm, and Joseph F. Visin, president of the Chicago com- pany.

The transaction involves the purchase of all assets of the counter manufacturer in return for an undisclosed amount of General Controls common stock.

“Production Instrument’s 25- year record and excellent ac- ceptance of its broad product line. will permit us to operate this new activity as a separate division,” Ray stated. ‘‘Further-

more, counting devices are com- patible with the General Con- trols line of automatic indus- trial controls and will material- ly strengthen the combined op- erations in the field of automa- tion.”

It is planned to market the product line of the new divi- sion through the existing dis- tribution pattern of Production Instrument Co. in conjunction with General Controls’ 42 branch offices.

Sutton Adds toe Plant

WICHITA, Kan. Construc- tion is under way on an 18,000- sq. ft. addition to the O. A. Sut- ton Corp. warehouse facilities here. Officials said the new fa- cility will be used for receiving incoming parts for air condi- tioning equipment production.

Firm Cuts Private Brand Appliance Prices Up to 12%

MINNEAPOLIS Expecting a “much sharper competitive” market this year, Gamble- Skogmo, Inc. cut retail prices as much as 12% on its private brand appliances, according to a company spokesman.

About 1,500 items have been added to the firm’s lines. Among these is a 15-cu. ft. combination refrigerator-freezer to retail at $399, it was further announc- ed. The company will replace its brand with the full line of Gib- son air conditioners, it was ex- plained. Prices on these units will also be competitive, compar- ing with prices on private brand merchandise. Margins of both dealer and company will be affected by these cuts, it was said, but “in the long run it should prove a profitable ven- ture,” the spokesman comment- ed.

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration News, February 11, 1957

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9 Meet To Interest Detroit Youth In Conditioning, Refrigeration Careers

DETROIT—A first step in an effort to interest Detroit youths in air conditioning and refrig- eration as a career was taken by an informal group of nine men representing all elements of the industry here recently.

They agreed to study the cost of producing a vocational guidance brochure telling of the opportunities offered by this in- dustry. The brochure would be placed in the hands of all voca- tional guidance counsellors at the eighth and ninth grade levels in the city school system.

The action was taken after Carl Turnquist, head of the air conditioning and ‘refrigeration department at Cass Technical High school, told the group that out of 3,400 students attending




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at school, only 16 were studying refrigeration.

The most that ever took the course was 43, and this number has been dwindling, he said.

Says Interest Lack Due to Not Knowing Opportunities Exist

Turnquist declared that he be- lieved that this lack of inter- est in refrigeration on the part of young people was due pri- marily to the fact that they do not know that such an industry exists or what opportunities it offers.

They need to get this infor- mation, he urged, before they enter high school. Then they will have the opportunity to

» select the courses they need.

The industry must offer op- portunity, he observed, for 250 adult students to keep the classroom busy five nights a week, Short-term schools offered by manufacturers and distribu- tors are always crowded, he added.

“With the increased emphasis on science in recent years, more and more students are turning to this field,” Turnquist declared. “The fact that out of 550 science students at Cass Tech, 160 are honor students indicates that the brains of our youth are going to science these days.”

But, he noted, the air condi- tioning and refrigeration indus- try is not getting its share.

“Only three out of every 20,000 students taking higher education in Detroit are study- ing air conditioning and refrig- eration,” he asserted.

Agree Promotion Should Be Supported By the Industry

The group agreed that some- thing should be done about this situation. Consensus was that a promotional project of this sort should have industry-wide sup- port. The group decided to de- termine what costs would be in- volved and then to solicit the necessary financial backing.

Wholesaler representatives felt certain that their com- panies would support such a project and members of ASRE, RSES, and RACCA, expressed faith that members of their local group would help as indi- viduals.

Ray Lee of Lee Equipment Co. called the meeting. It was at- tended by Jack Barager of George L. Johnston Co., Jack Winslow of Effective Tempera- ture Control; Boyd Kitts of Stroh Brewery, Mike Sarzynski of Young Supply Co., Jim Raws- thorne of J. George Fischer & Sons, Inc., George Poggen of Frigidaire Sales Corp., Leonard Bedard of Ford hospital, and Turnquist.

Cites NEws Stories

Lee cited articles appearing in the Jan. 7 and 14 issues of the News by Prof. W. N. Will- 'son of the University of Hous-


ton as pointing the way in which the industry could help to in- terest youths in refrigeration careers.

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Convene May 19-21

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. Many freezer provisioners, food plan operators, and locker op- erators of the mid-Atlantic, New England, southeastern, and near midwestern states are expected to attend the Eastern Regional Convention of Locker and Freezer Provisioners in New York City May 19-21, sponsor- ing organization, National Insti- tute of Locker and Freezer Provisioners, announced here.

The convention-exhibit will be at the Hotel New Yorker.

Landmark Baptist Church Gets Central Heating, Cooling

ENGLAND, Ark.—Landmark Baptist church here has install- ed a central air conditioning and heating system, reports the Rev. Wallace Glover, pastor.

Drayer-Hanson Sales Meeting Set To Coincide with Heating, Cooling Show

LOS ANGELES Drayer- Hanson, Inc. has set its annual “first-of-year” sales sessions to coincide with the International Heating and Air Conditioning Show in Chicago, Feb. 25 through March 1.

Last year’s sessions were held in Beverly Hills. Basis for the switch is that key company sales and engineering person- nel will be manning the firm’s triple-booth floor display at the show, it was indicated. Also, a majority of factory representa- tives of the air conditioning equipment manufacturer have said they and their staffs will at- tend the show.

Themed “Drayer-Hanson Pro- duct Fiesta,” the company’s showcase will “allow for product discussion and comparison,” it was stated.

Parent company National- U. S. Radiator Corp. and Unar- co, another division, will have booths adjacent to D-H’s dis-

play. Foster Reorganizes Plant Shipping, Receiving Dept.

HUDSON, N. Y.—In line with a five-year development and growth program, Foster Refrig- erator Corp. announces the com- pletion of a 10,000-sq. ft. addi- tion to its factory here.

This latest step in a develop- ment program that has more than doubled the factory space in five years, was designed to reorganize the shipping and re- ceiving departments and to in- crease the warehouse facilities, according to Jack R. Dickinson, vice president.

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration News, February 11, 1957

Tyler 56 Sales Up Nearly $2.5 Million;

Earnings Ratio Down

NILES, Mich.—Tyler Refrig- eration Corp. sales in the year to Oct. 31 were nearly $2.5 million more than in 1955, ac- cording to the annual report, although net earnings per cent of sales dropped slightly below the 1955 per cent, from 4.9 to 4.3%.

Earnings and dividends per share remained the same in 1956 at $1.88 and 60¢.

Net sales last year totaled $19,505,828 compared with $17,- 120,362 in 1955 and net income $843,693 after loss of $72,000 on the sale of Tyler’s Cobleskill plant, as against $841,331 the previous year. Expenditures in 1956 for capital assets were $385,657 compared to $290,470 in 1955, Tyler’s report pointed out.

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Davis Will Head New Westinghouse Cooling Factory Branch In Ohio

STAUNTON, Va. Westing- house Electric Corp.’s air con- ditioning division has opened a factory branch in Cleveland, it was announced by John A. Gil- breath, manager of the com- pany’s air conditioning whole- saling department.

At the same time, Gilbreath announced the appointment of Perry E. Davis as manager of the Cleveland branch. Prior to joining Westinghouse, Davis was general manager of Unit Air Conditioners, Inc. in Cleve- land.

To be located at 2010 E. 46th St. in Cleveland, the new office will function as part of the recently-organized air condition- ing wholesaling department.

Gilbreath said the wholesaling department will handle sales of the complete Westinghouse air conditioning product line manu- factured at Staunton, Va. West- inghouse packaged air condi- tioners consist of residential and commercial units which range in size from 2-hp. up to 15-hp.

Wholesale’ distribution of Westinghouse forced warm air furnaces will also be handled through the new branch, as will “Precipitron” electronic air cleaners.

The Cleveland office will be responsible for wholesaie opera- tions with contractors and deal- ers in Cleveland, Akron, Massil- lon, Canton, and other north- eastern Ohio communities.

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Having ‘Huge Impact’

NEW YORK CITY—The Na- tional Electrical Week observ- ance Feb. 10-16 will “come of age” as a major all-industry educational and promotion event, Merrill E. Skinner, chair- man, said in a report from the N.E.W. Committee.

“With the tremendous back- drop being provided by network television, radio, and publica- tion advertising, and with all the reports we have on vigor- ous state and local activities, we are certain that National Elec- trical Week will have an out- standing cumulative impact throughout the United States and Canada,” Skinner said.

Seay To Emphasize Developments Due

NEW YORK CITY—Coming electrical developments that will affect everyone living in the second half of the 20th century will be emphasized by E. W. Seay, assistant manager, gen- eral advertising, Westinghouse Electric Corp., when he ad- dresses the New York chapter of the Electrical Women’s Round Table Feb. 13 at the Gramercy Park hotel here.

In observance of National Electrical Week, Feb. 10-16, Seay will represent the entire electrical industry at the monthly meeting of the organi- zation of women whose business occupations are connected with all branches of the industry and allied fields.

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Air Conditioning & Refrigeration News, February 11, 1957

Heat Collector To Fous WHAT - « WHEN .. WHERE A Guide to Coming Events of Interest

Sun Rays on Water Pipes a :nerican Society of Heating & Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)

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utilizing solar energy in place Gas Appliance Mfrs. Association (GAMA) Annual Meeting ' . , of conventional means of heat- April 8-10, The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. L. K. Baxter, Westinghouse Electric Appliance ing and cooling. tee . .

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