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,, ^.. Meel J. C. Gorman And H. E. Rupp Handshake Starts Successful Company James Carville Gorman Gorman Set His' Goal., Reached It James C. Gorman was 17, just out of high school in Baltimore, Md., and starting his first job with a grain exporting firm when he made a big decision. He was going to have a college education. He recalls his intense admiration ; for the two owners of the company, both college graduates, and his J envy of their poise and ability to speak perfect English. It was 1900, he was earning $2.50 ^ a week, the oldest of two sons of a Baltimore dock hand whose meager earnings could offer no hope for financial aid. Young Gorman knew he would have to get to . college on his own. He applied himself diligently to ; his job and soon was earning $4 j a week, then $6, and out of those l sums he put aside every cent he Â· could spare. Within three years he had been offered a job by Henry L. Goemann, a Mansfield grain elevator owner, and headed west. His job was selling, and he was "on the road" buying grain in western Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and western Illinois part of the year. Once the grain was s h i p p e d to Mansfield, he would start to the east coast taking orders for the processed grain he had earlier purchased for the company. By MARGARET MATTOX The two men met on Park Avenue West at Walnut St. the morning of March 1, 1933. One was an inventor, the other a salesman and both had been with the Barnes Manufacturing Co., closed down a week earlier by financial difficulties. The salesman asked: "What are you doing now?" and the inventor said he was going to manufacture pumps. "Well," said the salesman, "anything you can make, I can sell." With that, the two men, Herbert E. Rupp Sr., and James Carville Gorman, shook hands and launched what today is one of the country's leading manufacturers of pumps, the Gorman- Rupp Co. Much of the success of that partnership can be traced to the tremendous respect each of the founders has for the other's ability. Says Mr. Gorman: "Herb Rupp is brilliant. He's a genius." Mr. Rupp describes his longtime partner as "the best salesman you'll ever meet. That Irishman could sell anything. Once he got hold of a customer, he was like a bulldog. He never let go until he made a sale." Together, they directed the Gorman-Rupp Co. for more than 30 years until Mr. Rupp suffered a heart attack two years ago and on the advice of his physician, relinquished the presidency of the firm. He and Mr. Gorman are co-chairmen of the board, and each of the co-founders devotes a part of every business day to the interests of their company. Ohio Patrol Jobs Open Sergeant Robert G. Yarger, commander of Mansfield Highway Patrol Post 70, said today that vacancies exist in the post dispatcher classification, and for the March training school at the Patrol Academy near Columbus. Applicants for post dispatcher must be 18 to 21 years of age, while those 21 and older may directly enter the next training school scheduled to begin March 16. The top age limit for patrolmen is 35. Sgt. Yarger stated only those applications received by Feb. 15 will be considered for the March school. Other requirements for highway patrolmen are: high school education; height -- five foot, n i n e inches; weight -- 160 pounds; and good physical condition and moral character. The Mansfield Post is located at 759 Ashland Rd. Births Drop At Gallon In 1964 GALION -- Births dropped off by 22 in Gallon during 1964, but there were 16 less persons who died in 1964 than in 1963. Records were reported by Mrs. H. E. Dempsey of 335 North Columbus St., registrar of vital statistics for the city. Mrs. Dempsey, who must be News Journal, Mansfield, 0. \\ Wednesday, January W, INS on duty 24 hours a day, has a deputy, Mrs. Joseph Redden, who takes over when Mrs. Dempsey is out of town or is ill. SHE WAS appointed to the job in December, 1951, by Dr. 0. R. Kackley, f o r m e r Crawford County Coroner. Figures released were 447 13* births, 9 stillboms and deaths. In 1963,, the record was 69 births, six stillboms, and 154 deaths. Herbert E. Rupp Sr. Rupp Recalls Walks To School If there's one thing that stands out most vividly in the childhood | memories of Herbert E. Rupp Sr., 'I vice chairman of the board of Gor: man-Rupp Co., it's the winters he ": spent on the "wide-open spaces" ;| in southwestern Minnesota where | he was born. ' He recalls how he, his brother ,; and three sisters trudged three and !s a half miles each day across the .. prairie, utterly devoid of trees to 'Â« break the icy winds, in tempera"' tures which often dropped as low .- as 45 degrees below zero. : "When we reached the school we H huddled around a big pot-bellied $ stove most of the morning to get || thawed out, spent the afternoon i] with our books, then bundled up [| and started back over those same ?| three and a half miles of prairie to our farm. ; Number. He liked his work, but was still determined to get to college, so in 1906 he resigned and went back to Baltimore where he enrolled at Deichman Prep School, and as he says: ' From January until the follow ing September I 'boned up' on the studies I needed to enter Lehigh University at Bethlehem, Pa " In the meantime his father, whom he describes as a "five- by - five fighting Irishman" was moving up toward his eventual title of Director of Port Shipping at the Baltimore docks, and just before his son entered Lehigh had presented him \\ith $1,000. This was added to the savings of $1.400 and at 22^ years of age, James Gorman began his college education. His classmates were mostly younger men some of whom went on to become renowned as leaders of some of the largest business firms in the world. He will be renewing many of these college friendships this month when he attends the 55th anniversary reunion of his graduating class at Lehigh. To augment his college funds and assure four full years of schooling, the knowledge-seeking young man secured an after-class job reporting campus news for newspapers in two nearby towns for which he was paid $5 a week. He also worked at odd jobs on campus and by carefully budgeting his original capital and working during the summers, he was graduated four years later. Despite his full load of subjects and his various odd jobs, he created time to talk university officials into starting a class in wrestling and became the coach of the school's first wrestling team. While in Mansfield, he had met Ruth Barnes, and not long after she was graduated from Smith College, they were married and her father, the late T. R. Barnes offered him a position here with the Barnes Manufacturing Co. * Despite the fact the company was forced out of busi- nes by bankruptcy in 1933, Mr. Gorman was still convinced there was "a terrific potential for building an'd producing new types of pumps." At the same time he was recalling the ingenuity and skill of one of Barnes' design engineers who had resigned before the firm closed, Herbert E. Rupp. A week after the company folded, the two men formed the Gorman-Rupp Co., with $900 capital Mr. Gorman borrowed on his insurance policies, and another $300 which Mr Rupp was able to produce. Mr. Rupp directed the manufacturing of their products and Mr. Gorman sold them Their first year's business amounted to $110.000 the second year it had tripled to $330,000, and by 1936 the business partners had designed, produced and marketed $780,000 worth of pumps. The story from then on was one of continued growth and today Gorman-Rupp Co. is one of the nation's leaders in its field If Mr. Gorman were to list his interests, the list would most certainly be topped by "Lehigh University," his alma mater. But running a close second would be his promotion of amateur wrestling at high school and college level. Last Saturday at Mansfield Senior High School the annual "J. C. Gorman Wrestling Tournament" was held for high school youths from all over the state, so named because of his encouragement to that sport. Next he likes golf and plays regularly during the summer months. The Gormans, who only recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, have a son, James C. Gorman, of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas I. Bates of Lakeland, Fla., and four grandchildren. " A f t e r we got home thawed out again around our own pot-bellied stove," he says with a laugh. But the Rupp children seldom ever missed school. He completed the five years of schooling offered there and when he was 15 the family moved to eastern Minnesota where he resumed his studies far as the eighth grade, we 'Association For Human Emergence' Incorporates Non-profit articles of incor-! poration have been filed with the secretary of state by the Association for Human Emergence of Mansfield. The application filed described the corporation as forming for "charitable, scientific, religious and educational purposes," but incorporators declined to reveal Â· additional information, other than to say full details on the corporation's activities "would be announced later." Listed as initial trustees were Dr. Philip R. Harris, Robert Rocheleau, and Jean Dzurick, all residents of Haldeman Rd., Lexington, RD 8. Statutory Â·gent is Conrad Pritscber, 196 Holiday Hill, Lexington, and the articles were filed by the law firm of Wagner and Bur of Mansfield. State Buys Rt. 30 Land The State Highway Department paid $11,570 to a Mansfield couple for 11.07 acres of land located on the right-of-way of the Koogle Rd.-Mansfield Expressway interchange. The highway department paid the amount to Mr. and Mrs. Shirley B. Boals, Koogle Rd., for three parcels of land. Division 3 highway director Don H. Timmer of Ashland said the Boals property will be taken to build Koogle Rd. interchange ramps. as tar as then went to North Dakota to stay with relatives, and got a job. By 17 he held the distinction of being the youngest licensed steam engineer in North Dakota, acquiring his license, as he sas, "the hard way," by borrowing books and studying them every spare minute he could find. * At 18 he enrolled at the Highland Park College in Des Moines, la., an engineering school no longer in existence and worked his way through two years of college doing any kind of work that he could find to pay his tuition and buy his meals. He accepted a position with the International Harvester Co. at Bismark, N. D., after his college training, and then enrolled in tractor school. It was at this time that he met a young girl from Wichita, Kansas, married her, and for the next three years they moved from North to South Dakota, to Minnesota, Nebraska and Kansas, as the International Harvester Co. sent their highly-qualified "service expert to supervise operations in other plants. * In 1919, the Rupps arrived in Mansfield where he had accepted a position with the old Aultman-Taylor Co. and they set up their first permanent home. From then on, there were many, patents filed in Washington under the name of Herbert E. Rupp, although he had already developed a number of new items while with International Harvester including a kerosene-burning apparatus for tractors which operated most successfully, a corn husker, a cream separator, and pumps. Rupp says modestly that he held about 15 or 20 patents at that time. In 1922 the Aultman-Taylor Co. was sold and Rupp recalls a period of "manufacturing on our own." One of his inventions about that time was a piston ring which prevented cars from pumping oil and was installed in all Oakland cars. These were later marketed and sold over the United States and in foreign countries. * Mr. Rupp went with Ohio Brass for two years, then went to Marietta where he was engaged in the oil and automobile business. In 1931, the Rupp family again came back to Mansfield and he went with Barnes Manufacturing Co. After the first year he sensed that the business might fail so he set up his own shop in a small barn on his farm on Alta West Rd., to design and build pumps. One week after the Barnes Co closed down its operations he met J. C. Gorman downtown, shook his hand and became a partner in the Gorman-Rupp Co. * Horticulture and fishing in the warm Gulf waters of Florida are hobbies of Mr. Rupp, but his greatest enjoyment comes from having all his family together and it is a big one. He and Mrs. Rupp have five children -- three sons, Carl, Warren and H. E. Rupp H better known as "Mickey," and two daughters, Mrs. Jean Rupp Watson, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Virginia Rupp Hawkins of Vienna, W. Va. There also are 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. ' This Certifies That MANSFIELD BUILDING LOAN ASSOCIATION TIME CERTIFICATE I Mansfield, Ohio,. deposited with the MANSFIELD BUILDING LOAN ASSOCIATION .Dollars, payable 19 (the due date), with interest at _*"J* o , p** 1 " cent. per annum, payable semi-annually from date by mailed remittance to the payee. This certificate is not negotiable. If not redeemed by the depositor or called by The Association, this certificate will be renewed automatically. This deposit may be withdrawn before maturity by consent of the MANSFIELD BUILDING LOAN ASSOCIATION. .President .Secretary Account No_ eegasiges^^ Effective January 1,1965:4 1 /2% Time Savings Certificates Time Savings Certificates Are Nothing New At "The Old, 1876 Loan" ... we were issuing them more than 64 years a g o ! . . . But now you get a higher rate of interest--4 1 /2% per year--on your money. Interest Rate Guaranteed. .starts on Day of Deposit Certificates mature in six months: $500 Minimum: Renewable-- Same Rate Interest Mailed Semi-Annually In addition to the 4 l / 2 % per year interest we also pay -- for you -- the State Intangible Tax of 1/5% which otherwise you would have to pay yourself -- bringing the return on your money close to 5%. Office Hours: 9:00 AM. to 4 P.M. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 9:00 to 5:00 on Friday. Closed Saturday. Every Time Savings Certificate as well as every Savings Account on our books, is protected by our large RESERVE FUND of more than One Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,800,000.00) -- largest, for our size, of any Building Loan or Savings Loan in the United States. MANSFIELD BUILDING LOAN ASSOCIATION 100 Park Ave. West Telephone: 524-1876 T-BONE BIG MID-WINTER BEEF SALE ROUND - SIRLOIN - SWISS STEAK PORTERHOUSE STEAK Ib Ib. ALL U.S.D.A. 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