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But is man, had in LOCAL MAN CHIEF ENGINEER FOR MOTOR KING SINCE Will Rest for While and Then Give Time New Projects--Official of H. 0. R. Company Here for Many Years Theatre to the s t of contest: competition to appear selected extend I for to the William B. Mayo, engineer in charge of aviation activities of the ForJ Motor company, announced Saturday that he will retire from the company's service on September 1. The announcement is of particular local interest due to the fact that Mr. Mayo is a former Hamilton man, having been vice president and chief engineer at the Hooven, Owen Renfschler company plant. It was through his position there, that he made the acquaintance of Henry Ford. In 1913 he visited the manufacturer to sell engines for the Ford power plant. 'The salesman gal his order and a job along With it, as chief construction engineer. Built Huge Plant He had charge of building the Highland park plant of the Ford Motor company and late r the huge plant at Dearborn, Michigan. Electrification work on the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton railroad when it was owned by Ford and construction work on sther portions of the far-flung Ford enterprises were other tasks which 'fell to Mr. Mayo. His interest in aircraft eventually led to his being placed In charge of that division of the Ford company. With H. O. H. 25 Venrs Cominj to Hamilton in 1888, Mr Mayo was 25 years with the Hcovon-Owens-Rcntschler Co. He served as Chief Engineer irj years and General Manager and Vice President five years. He resigned to go to the Pord Motor Co. in 1913. Mr. Mayo is one of the few officials of the Ford Motes- Co. who have been prominent outside t'*- organization. His experience with power plants and their operation made him invaluable to Ihe -; of Detroit when it first took over that city's street railway syetem in 1923. Mr. Ford "loaned" 'him to the city and for the two years he served as General Manager of Street Railways. Since Ford purchased the Slout Metal Plane works in 1925, Mr. To Page Five WII-I. K, M A Y O ASK RETURN OF REV. DITMYER Rev. R. B. Mtmyer, poster of the Millvillc U. B. churah for the last six years, was asked to be returned to that congregation, a,t the annual congregational meeting-, Sunday night. R. E. Turner, district leader, presided at the session. During Rev. Mr. Dilmyer's pastorate the membership of the Mill- viUe U. B. has more than doubled. Officers elected, are: Trustees for five years, Charles H. Hawk; trustees for one year, Howard Ycrdy; treasurer. Mrs. Catherine Kriete; and secretary, Miss Shirley Williams. Miss Williams was n]so cleoted the lady delegate to represent the ccngrega-tioji at the annu.il conference of U. B. churches nt Arcanum. O., August 24 to M. Miss Lurctta Kriete was named as alternate. HfS WATCH STOLEN H. C. Barnhom, of 2322 Pleasant avenue, reported to police Sunday a watch valued at S15 was stolen from him while dsiiing along the Ford spillway.