Carlisle Industry pt 2 2 - 1916 Great

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HARRISBUHG & TELEGRAPH at in R. be in in of be K. by - at in to - a a A - of It a 27, a T my to no all - of nf Recent Deaths in Central Pennsylvania Special to the Telegraph Waynesboro. C. A. Yonson, aged 58 years, a former resident of Waynesboro, Waynesboro, died euddenly yesterday while on his way from Orlando, Fla., to Richmond, Va, 1 Sunbury. Daniel Snyder, aged 68, a retired farmer, died at his home near Turbotville. Four children survive. survive. Sunbury. Mrs. Caroline Gaskins, asged 8, died at her home at Danville Danville after a five weeks' illness. Sunbury. Mrs. Anne E. - Everhard, agod .74, died at her home at Milton after a year's illness.' She spent her entire life there. ,. Coiiewago. Levi D. Sipe, aged C9, died from pneumonia. - He is survived by three brothers and two sisters, lie was a farmer and gardener by occupation. occupation. Dinsbunr. Funeral services for John Gerber, a life - long resident of Warrington Warrington township, who died suddenly in York on Saturday, were held this morning in the "Warrington Friends' Meeting House, near Rossville. Blain. Word has been received here of the death of Frank Shreffler, of Pittsburgh, a former Perry coun - tian, following an operation for appendicitis. appendicitis. WILL ASSIST AT SERVICES Special to the Telegraph Marietta, Pa., Feb. 9. The Rev. Herbert B. Pulsifer, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, left yesterday morning morning for Harrisburg, where he will assist assist during the week in the special mission services being held in St. Stephen's Stephen's Church in that city. A number from St. John's will attend. INSTITUTE AT BLAIN Special to the Telegraph Blain, Pa., F"eb. 9. On Friday and Saturday the teachers' local institute, including the townships of Toboyne, Jackson, Southwest Madison and Blain borough, will be held in the high school here. XEW FIRE EQUIPMENT Special to the Telegraph Palmyra, Pa.. Feb. 9. An ordinance appropriating $1,060 to pay for 1,300 feet of new hose for the tire department department has been passed by the borough council. It was also decided to purchase purchase a motor fire truck. CARLISLE STANDS HIGH ON INDUSTRIAL LIST Continued I'rom First Page. and with the announcement that spring and summer hats will be crowded with ribbons the two silk ribbon industries are producing capacity capacity outputs. A silk weaving plant, where the silk taken from the cocoon of the silk worm in China is spun into tiny thread to be used in the manufacture manufacture of silk goods, is also an important important industry in Carlisle. Carpets and rugs are other important outputs, so that the commercial world can well put Carlisle in the column of weavers. But then, again, there are the shoe factories, noted all over the country for the quality of goods produced, and iron works where the outputs are known far and wide. Many autoists who are compelled to use chains to prevent skidding in this season of the year are unaware that they may be using a Carlisle product. Another concern concern well known by government officials officials is a plant where post office furniture furniture and equipment is turned out. Town Big Industrially Every section of Carlisle is just as busy as can be and her modern stores and business houses are real places of interest. Many persons in years gone by have known the town because of its colleges and Indian school, but now the borough has taken its place in the business world and hereafter must be known by its industrial as well as its educational activities. If all of the ribbon manufactured in Carlisle in a week could be put together together in one long string it would reach almost from here to Hagerstown. Then, again, if it would be possible to put all of the silk thread produced in one day in one great line, the line would stretch from London to New York. On days when orders are more rushed and the machines are pushed harder, more than 4,000 miles of silk thread are produced. The Chain Works The Standard Chain Works, which has been in existence for more than forty years, is another interesting place. Seventy - two fires are in use and about a hundred men are given employment in the plant. Chains of all descriptions and for all kinds of uses are manufactured and just at present the big force is busily engaged in the output of automobile chains. Each of the men at the fires turn out links and put them together in various lengths, and sometimes when a job is completed a single chain will measure more than a mile. Carpets and rugs are important products of the Cumberland county town and the largest of the factories here is that operated by E. C. Beetem & Son. This concern has been in operation operation for forty - one years and the third factory building is now being used. At the present time the looms are being run until 9 and and 9.30 o'clock at night to clear away some of the rush orders. The dyehouse which is connected with the plant is operated until midnight. Of course, this part of the business is suffering because of a shortage of dyestuffs brought on by the war and only work for the rug and carpet industry is being done. Prior to the Avar, however, the company solicited orders for dyeing in many parts of the State. The Beetem mills employ 200 persons and each day thousands of square feet of carpets and rugs are turned out. Rag, Venetian, all - wool, linen and cottage carpets and rugs are only a few of the kinds produced. produced. The mills at the present time occupy a block with a frontage of 650 feet and plans have already been drawn for the construction of an administration administration building within a year or two. This new building, besides taking taking care of the office force, will be erected for the benefit of the employes. There will be an auditorium in the building which can be used for entertainments entertainments or dances by the employes, reading rooms, gymnasium and shower baths. The management is also considering considering housing its own printing plant in the new building and circulating a weekly or monthly paper for the employes employes and customers. The concern is landscaping all of its grounds and in the Spring more than a carload of trees will be planted. Other Big Plants The Beetem Lumber Company, which has no connection with the Beetem carpet mills, employs about twenty men and specializes in all kinds of frame construction work. Lumber used in many homes in Harrisburg has been turned out in the local plant, which is considered one of the largest in the Cumberland Valley. Another carpet plant in Carlisle is that of the Todd Carpet Company, founded about eight years ago. Each week about 10,000 square yards of carpet are turned out on the thirty - two looms. Sixty persons are kept busy in the plant at all times. The company's products are sent to all parts of the country and large quantities are handled by several nationally known mail order houses. The Todd company during the past few weeks has been experimenting in the manufacture of towels and four looms are being used. If the experiments experiments bring the necessary results, Carlisle Carlisle will soon have another industry. The borough's third carpet and rus plant is owned by the Indian Rug Company, where twenty men are kept busily engaged turning out rugs woven after the style of those made by Indians. Indians. Old carpets are used in the manufacture of the rugs and the product product finds sale in all parts of the United States. Two hundred square yards of rugs are considered a fair day's output at this plant. The shoe industry is among the largest largest of Carlisle's business enterprises and daily thousands of pairs of shoes are shipped to retail dealers in many sections of the United States. The Lindner Shoe Company is the largest in the town and has been in existence for about twenty - tlve years. The company company manufactures women's shoes of the finest grades and about 2,000 pairs pro finished daily. Many shoes sold in Harrisburg are the product of this plant. As the company's business grows, additions are built to the factory, factory, and at the present time a new section is being erected to take care of the present increase. There are 750 mn, women, boys and girls employed in the factory at the present time and If general business conditions continue to improve the force will likely be increased. The Bedford Shoe Company is another another busy plant and the entire force there is as busy as can be turning out a product which is shipped to all parts of the country. The Carlisle Shoe Company employs a force of 225 in the manufacture of women's and misses' shoes. The day's production ranges from 700 to 1,000 pairs, according to the season's business. business. The management of the plant has noted a big increase in business this year over last and the plant's prosperity is attributed to the general business conditions all over the country. The company is selling shoes in districts districts directly benefited by the war in Europe and of course indirectly the benefit is felt here. The concern at present is taking all the help it can get. Europe and of course indirectly the benefit is felt here. The concern at present is taking all the help it can get. The plant of the Pennsylvania Textile Textile Company here is a branch of the big silk mills in York. Silk, as it is taken from the cocoon of the silk worm in Japan, is received at the local plant and then made ready for the weaving, which is done in the York mills. The tiny threads are spun, wound and twisted and finally produced produced in reels, which are sent to the dyehouses to be dyed and made ready for the looms in the mills at York. A reel of silk weighs about 2 0 ounces and 350 to 450 pounds are made ready for the dyers daily. Each reel contains 20,000 yards. The local plant employs 60 persons. Furniture Factory Post office equipment and furniture, filing cabinets and office and bank fixtures fixtures are also products of Carlisle and are manufactured by the Federal Equipment Company, a concern which employs 100 men. The company also makes a specialty of supplying equipment equipment for government buildings, stores and schools. Domestic science departments departments and laboratories in many schools in Pennsylvania have been equipped by the local plant and during a recent period post offices were equipped in Greencastle, Newville, Ephrata, Milton, Milton, Millersburg, Lykens, Williams - town, Dillsburg, Hershey and many other pluces in this territorj'. Many orders are received from all parts of the country. The plant, one of the most modern in Central Pennsylvania, was established about eight years ago. Because of the manufacture of shoes in Carlisle it is necessary that boxes for them be close at hand, and two box factories take care of this need. The Carlisle Paper Box Company with its 60 employes turns out about 18,000 hosiery and shoe boxes daily. Besides helping to supply the needs of the local manfacturers the company ships many boxes into Virginia and many parts of Pennsylvania. During the holiday season just passed more than 500,000 fancy boxes for use during the Christmas season were finished. Silk Mills At the silk mill of Lockman Brothers Brothers silk ribbons are manufactured in all colors and widths and through jobbing jobbing houses reach almost every town and city in the country. During the past month a big increase has been noted in the business and it is attributed attributed not only to the country's good financial standing at present but also to the styles of spring and summer hats for women, which call for the use of more ribbon than is used ordinarily. Lockman Brothers employ about 80 men and women, who operate 60 looms, producing 13,700 yards of silk ribbon daily. The plant was brought here from New Jersey about twelve years ago and has been doing a big business ever since. The other silk ribbon mill here is operated by R. N. Beetem & Co. Seventy Seventy persons are given employment and on the 35 looms 10,000 yards of ribbon are finished daily. The Beetem mill was erected in 1907 and has been enjoying a big business. The concern is so busy now that the management is willing to take on extra help if it can be secured. Then, too, additional looms have been ordered and will soon be placed in position to help along with the rush work. The plant's product product is shipped all over the United States, points in South America and Cuba. The Cooper heating plant is one of the town's smaller industries, but it is always busy. The plant does welding by various processes and manufactures heating apparatus used in cars. Frog nnd Switch Works The Frog, Switch and Manufacturing Manufacturing Company, with its 240 employes, is working night and day getting out orders from railroad companies in all parts of the country. The war has benefited this plant because many iron and steel concerns have engaged in the manufacture of shrapnel and plants which have not taken up the manfacture of' munitions have had much additional work to do. At the present time the company is willing to employ all of the experienced men it can get. Frogs and switches are being manufactured for railroad companies in all parts of the country. In addition addition the company operates its own manganese plant and the product from FOOD FACTS What An M. D. Learned. A prominent physician down in Georgia went through a food experience experience which he makes public: "It was my own experience that first led me to advocate Grape - Nuts food; and I also know from having prescribed prescribed it to convalescents and other weak patients that this food is a wonderful wonderful rebuilder and restorer of nerve and brain tissue, as well as muscle. It improves the digestion and patjents gain, just as I did in strength and weight, very rapidly. "'I was in such a low state that I had to give up my work entirely and go to the mountains, but two months there did not improve me; in fact I was not quite as well as when I left home. My food did not sustain me and it became pfain that I must change. - "I began to use Grape - Nuts and in two weeks I could walk a mile, and in five weeks returned to my home and practice, taking up hard work again. Since that time I have felt as well and strong as I ever did in my life. "As a physician who seeks to help all sufferers I consider it a duty to make these facts public." Trial 10 days on Grape - Nuts when the regular food does not seem to sustain sustain the body will work wonders. "There's a Reason." Name given by Postum Co.. Battle Creek, Mich. Ever read the above letter? A new one appears from time to time. They are genuine, true, and full ol human interest. or or It is is of is

Clipped from Harrisburg Telegraph09 Feb 1916, WedPage 2

Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)09 Feb 1916, WedPage 2
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