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Los Kennedy, filed 23-CUP) A. Nome told anc for i ol Chin cal Many Old Employes Are To Be Work To Start At Once On Huge G. A. Rentschler Potent Figure In Negotiations With California City-Eight Months Needed To Complete Job The Hooven-Owens-Rentschler Company, subsidary of the General Machinery corporation of Delaware, has concluded negotiations with the city of Vernon, California, for five Diesel engines, developing about 7,000 horse-power each, a a cost said to be approximately $1,580,000. The figure on the contract is given by Thomas J. Burlong, city clerk of Vernon, California. This is said to be the largest order for Diesel engines ever placed at one time and the plant at Vernon, developing 35,000 horse-power, will be the largest Diesel plant in the world. Hinder the contract the engines are to be completed in eight months. The first engine will require four months in construction. The remaining four will be constructed at the rate of one a month according to Mr. Burlong. Received With Enthusiasm Announcement that the contract had been awarded to the local firm was received with much enthusiasm here, and will have a great effect on the local employment situation, giving work to many of the old employes of the company. / G. A. Rentschler, president ol the Hooven, O w e n s , Rentschler company, Henrik Greger, chief engineer of the plant and Bio Wani- busch Maru, an authority on Internal combustion, were at Vernon when the contract was signed. They have been in the.west for some time while engineers for the city of Vernon have studied the specifications and the olds, working hard to land the contract for Hamilton. Return By Plane Mr. Rentschler and Ills party left Los Angeles from the field of the United Aircraft and Transport corporation Tuesday morning at, 6:51. The party arrived in Salt Lake at 1:15 p. m. Pacific time.-The afternoon was spent in swimming in Salt Lake. The party left there t h a t night at 6:15, 'and flew a4l night to Chicago, arriving there Â»t 8:10 Wednesday morning, over the Boeling line, a subsidiary of United ^Aircraft and Transport corporation. A plane was available in Chicago it 9:10, which put the party at Lunken Airport, Cincinnati, at, 12:30 noon, Eastern Standard Time. Build Own Plant The contract was awarded by the city of Vemon In its plan to create a power generating plant. The contract is part of a bond issue of $3,600,000 approved by the voters there to establish the municipal power plant and distribution system. That service now is obtained from the Southern California Edison company. Vemon, for all practical purposes, Is a part of Los Angeles, but has a separate municipal district and much of the heavy industrial business of the Los Angeles district Is located there, manufacturers having easy access to the facilities of the large city, but escaping Los Angeles city taxw. Bids Long Disc rated The contract originally was scheduled for letting several month* ago. A number of bids were sub- To Page Two * ~ The Daily News Special Report Verifies Rumor Following persistent city - wide rumors late yesterday that the contract for Diesel engines had been awarded the General Machinery Corporation, The Daily N e w s sought confirmation from officials of the plants here. It was stated officially that no word had been received of th* award, and In an effort to verify the report, The Daily News wired the Los Angeles Times. The following telegram gave the desired information: V E R N O N . Cal., July 24.-- (Spl.)--Within the next eight months, five Diesel engines of 7,000 kilowatts each are to be . delivered to this city by the General Machinery Corporation, of Hamilton, Ohio, to create e. city power generating plant. The, contract was let on Tuesday and amounts to tl,- 680,000, according to city Clerk Thomas J. Burlong. It will require four months to construct the first engine, and the other four will be completed at the rate of one s. month thereafter, Mr. Burlong said. Some months ago, this city approved a $3,600,000 bond issue to establish a municipal power plant and distribution system. Such service Is now obtained from the Southern California Edison Company. Vernon, for all practical purposes, is a part of Los Angeles, hut has a separate municipal Identity. Much of the heavy industrial business of the Los Angeles district Is located here, manufacturers gaining easy access to facilities but escaping Los Angeles city taxes. EDITORIAL tt Happy Days Are Here A Toot-toot, the factory whistles blow. Men with dinner pails and happy smiles are seen hurrying to work. Clang-clang, the machinery in the plant a song of industrial activity--"Happy days are here again." Boom-boom, a joyous sound reverberates from wall to wall as steel strikes steel and scene once again presents itself midst toiling workmen. Bang-bang, hammers fall--the song of industry is being played by revolving wheels powerful machinery. The laboring men and skilled craftsmen of Hamilton join in harmonious chorus to the clatter and clank of music by monster lathes and whirling drills. Hamilton is back on the job--"Happy days are here The heart of an industrial city throbs with strength and lifegiving regularity--a rush order amounting to nearly two million dollars is the cause of the revival of spirits and the stimulus trade. Hundreds of families are happy--Dad will soon be back to work. * * * * ' What has caused this new life to pulsate industrial Hamilton? Why, five Diesel engines of 7000 kilowatts each are to be built by the General Machinery Corp., composed of the Tool Works and the Hooven-Owens-Rentschler Co. This means steady employment of hundreds of men. A full force of workmen for many months will be required to complete the big on schedule time. * * * * The five Diesel engines are for the City Power Generating Plant of Vernon, Calif., is a part of Los Angeles. It is said, the first engine wil! be delivered in four months, then each month thereafter, by the General Machinery Corp., of which G. A. Rentschler, Jr., is To him and his associates, Henrik Greger, chief engineer, and Rio Wanibusch Maru, expert on internal combustion, belongs full credit for obtaining this contract for the company. They had spent much time and effort in California the deal and The Daily News doffs its hat Hamilton's super-salesmen. * * * * Toot-toot, clang-clang, boom-boom, bang- bang--happy days are here again--let all Hamilton rejoice. "