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n EIX THE N'ASHVIELE TENNESSE'AH Thursday Mornte?, 'Aur$t 8, 1343 Vultee Plant Thla la the Vulte Aircraft, Ine expanded, .. - . ; , t:.----; L t ' Om af tha faat military ahlpa made by Vultaa la tha pursuit plana, af which a numbar hava been mada for Sweden. . , 6 One af tha ahlpa which Vultaa may manufacture in Nashville la thla baala training plana, 17 af which ware acid to the government in June. Vultee Buy s Stinson Airplane Factory for Big Expansion Here (Continued From Page One) and "a military plana" now being produced In NaahvUle by SUnaoa, tha expanded Xacilltlea here will be used for military plane production by Vultee. MANUFACTURES FOR U. 8, Vultee at preaent manufactures for the United Statea and several foreign government "an advance trainer or baaie combat plana, a baalo trainer plane, an Interceptor purault plana and an attack bomber. The Vultee Company baa a backlog of $14,000,000 worth of orders for the U. 8. War Department as of July 1, according to tha best information available in Washington last night The company delivered 17 Vultee Valiant basic training planaa to the Woodhead, who visited Nashville In July, declared laat night at New York .he waa "very happy for the company and for the city over thla arrangement, which will provide 'greater opportunitlea for ua and xor ua city." Woodhead recalled his pleasant esperiencea in Nashville and predicted the city would rapidly advance with tha development of aviation. MILLAR TO VISIT HERE : Millar laat night cent word to Reisner that ha plana to visit his company' new plant here within tha next few days. - Ha aald ha had only visited NaahvUle a few times, but had timea and waa looking 'forward to becoming better acquainted with other aspects of tha city. Ha aald purchase of Stinson waa made by WjWJWJJr ,(MT Cll0(el v )LU0 USt M0 MtVi MD n "L0Y MSTJOSEPH ASPIBIMl "TinEDFEET PENETHOJ DOES FATTY r.'niRRTimi VALIOP YOU BELOW THE BELT? Help Yaur 'ergetten "21" far Hi fClad af Relief That Help Make (ore hn half of tw 41titlen 1 a dltitlen to ont ilow the bIt in reur II it of bel. it i nil mat ih J,Im sifMUaa ta the stomaeh AM lion urii't. T Mmnninj Whet ra aiev oH le.Certer'i LIHlt ar Fill la MM imib m that Take one Ctri.r1! Llttlt Llwr nit hfi aaa sne eftet aile. Tek thmn aeeerdinr to lillonv Th, kb wtkf us a tart r flow at Ue 1 Jaln 4itl JIom In your iniaaeh AJio ) fnla Toy 4lii hi TOD have eawn in Mature'! en Teen mtt fnlki tot tha klal at tuf that piakaa toy tael batter (ram your fire & your tca. Jtui be rare rottit ine enuine carrvri froai your !runt : J SC. AOT. mm j (ill! Plan es J plant at Dewney, Calif, naw balng hia company only after long atudy of aviation manufacturing opportunities inNaahville Millar aald a prime consideration in deciding to absorb Stinson was its location at the municipal airport.- .. "It glvea ua plenty of elbow room,heaaliL- referring, the long runways which he called necessary for the maneuvering of MAY COME HERE Other aviation establishment which hava been- mentioned as possibilitlea for location In and near Nashville include: An 18,400,000 government aeronautical engine research laboratory. The $1,000,000 Naval Reserve Air Base, for which Naval Reserve Board members recently inspected Berry Field and Nashville. A tactical air base reported planned, but for which plan hava not yet been definitely announced.. In addition, It has been reported that several other aircraft company officials hava investigated Nashville as a possible aita tot future plants. high-performance military craft. Good weather, with a maximum of flying hours throughout tha year, he said, wae also a consideration. Millar said that surveys showed the skilled tabor situation in NaahvUle "conaiderably above tha average," though he added that throughout the aircraft industry tha dearth of properly training workera ia a "pressing difficulty." He termed the adequate training of workera "one of thd blggeat problema before the Industry." Millar aald that Vultee, independent of Stinson, now haa in operation and under construction a total of approximately 890,000 square feet of manufacturing floor epace at Downey. Employment now totals 4,400 persona and ia being enlarged rapidly. Stinson' Wayne. Mich, plant which haa 100,000 equare feet of epace, will be operated for manufacture of parte under the new aetup. , .. Vultee'e headquarters for the prceant will remain at Vultee Field, Los Angelee County, Calif, and tha Nashville plant will be operated aa tha Stinson Division of Vultee Aircraft Ine. The Aviation Manufacturing Corporation, of which Woodhead ia president and Victor Emanuel is chairman of tha board, still re mains largely in the local aviation picture, however, aa thla company la a strong minority stockholder in Vultee Aircraft Inc. Emanuel 1 president of Aviation Corporation, which own Aviation Manufacturing Corporation outright and 60 par cent of Vultaa'a took, . . Vultaa had Ita origin January . 1BS3, In California aa tha Airplane Development Corporation, headed by Gerard T. Vultee, aeronautical engineer. November 10, 1934, the . " r ' V'"" ill it ' Makes - r - ' - - Ona af Vultaa'a meat auccessful ar advanced training plana, ehown i -i 1 '1 - Thla la Vultaa'a Valiant 84-an attack bambar new bang mada far foreign government. , H J vi r taff Photo Mayer Thomas L. Cummlngs May' 15 officiated at ecremenlee greeting tha first plana t be completed by the local Stinaon plant, company waa acquired by the Aviation Manufacturing Corporation, which finally dissolved the Airplane Development Corporation in 1938 and operated the plant aa the Vultee Division of the Aviation Manufacturing Corporation. Thla division, In turn, waa acquired October 31, 1939, by VulUe Aircraft Inc. ; - ..,; Vultee'a first commercial model was introduced in 1933, a single-motored elght-pasaenger plane, of which 27 were aold to American Air lines, inc. When tha trend switched to two- engined plane, Vultee transferred ita actlvitiea to military plan manufacture. The first successful bomber was produced in 1936. It waa aold, aa were parte for 29 others to be assembled, ia a for eign country. Bombers have alnce been sold to four foreign countriea and other types of military planea hava been develoced. - OFFICIALS OF FIRMS ' Other officials of Vultea before the purchase were D. 1 Carroll, vice-prealdent in charge of production; R. W. Palmer, vice-president in charge of engineering; V. C Schorlemmer, vice-president and treasurer, and J. Ballhe, advertising manager and publicity director. Stinson a executives include Wil liam Mara, general sales manager; Frank Mara, sales manager; Rudolph Funk, assistant general manager; Floyd O. Johnson, assistant aalea manager, and O. R. Stoke, comptroller. Reianer aald laat night that no word bad been received hero on possible rearrangement of execu tive personnel at the local plant Tha Stinson Division waa atartea In 1928 by Eddie Stinaon, famous American aviator who waa ona of the flrat to learn how to avoid spinning In planes during the World War. Associated with Stinson waa William Mara, now vice-prealdent of Stinaon. Their flrat plane, deaignad for atability, was completed Janu ary 23, 1926. The third plane they built waa bought by Sir Hubert Wllklna for uaa In North role exploration. WON TROPHY IN 1927 In 1927 the company won the national reliability trophy. In 1929. the Stinaon Company was bought by E. I Cord, who sold it to the Aviation Manufacturing Corpora tton in 1937. Sullivan, eecretary, and three other officer . of Vultee visited Nashville two weeka ago to Inspect the 8tlnaon properties. "We were greatly Impressed," he said in California laat night "not only by tha modem plant located on one of tha flneat airport lh tha country, but also with the com plete cooperation and enthusiasm of tha Nashville people with re spect to thla project "We realised the Importance of obtaining Just this sort of thing in order to meet our requirements for the national defense program, He declared the "spirit tha Ten nessee people have so ably demon' etrated In past cooperative action ia an important asset la helping ua fulfill our obllgatlona airplane manufacturer." as an AERO CLUB John Rucker Heeda Group At Murfreesbora '' MVRFREESBORO, Tenn Aug. T dpi ) John R u e k e r, attorney here, wae named president of Mur-f reesboro'a flrat Aero Club Tueaday night at a meeting of the C A. A. pilot training, students at tha State Teachers College. The 18 atudent taking tha flying training at the local college joined the organisation. Other officers named were Lester Carver of Gallatin, vice-president: C 8. Owen, Jr., of Nashville, secretary) Medleon Dill of Mur-fraasborcv" "treasurer, 'and BW Patterson of Murfr aetbar, aargvant-at-arma, ; . When Woodhead Was Entertained Here i - i . M -0! military ahlpa la thla basla combat here. Eddie fttlnson, war ace, waa founder of the . Stineen Com pany In 192S and aold It In 1929 ta E. L. Cord. Silnaen died In 1932. LEADERS COMMEND PL AN T EXPANSION (Continued From Page Ona) of Commerce and for leaderahlp of the city council. "Thla announcement - aasurea Nashville of holding the eame place in the aviation field that Detroit hotd in the automobile industry," the mayor said. Ira Parker, president of the Chamber of Commerce, mentioned tha benefits the establishment of the Urge plant will bring to Nashville buaineaa and to the community aa a whole. WILL HELP BUSINESS Ho called attention to tha fact that tha large payroll to 7,000 employes necessarily . will increase Nashville buaineaa, and that tha money expended on .construction will directly benefit buaineaa here and contribute indirectly to the financial well-being of many In other line of work. "A a representativa of - the Chamber of Commerce. X am very glad to hear of the new industrial activity that will acoma hare and I feel certain that it will be an advantage to practically every group in the city." He mentioned the fact 'lhat the establishment of tha plant? here In-ereaaea thla city's importance in tha national defense program at a time when the nation'a attention is focuaaed en preparedness. , J. E. Nary, recently elected principal of the Technical and Vocational High School to b opened at the old Hume-Fogg High School building this fall, aald laat night that tha large expanaloa in plant and personnel planned by Vultee Aircraft Ine., will open up a wide field of service In technical and vocational training to prepare Nashville youth to take their places in tha Industry. TO USE LOCAL LABOR "If the policy of the Aviation Manufacturing Corporation of engaging as much Nashville labor as possible prevails at the new plant we will have a definite responsibility to train boys and girla In work that will oe of value In airplane manufacturing," Nagy aald. (Thla policy will be continued. It was assured by plant officials.) Nagy said that school officials are now conferring on curriculum for the new technical and vocational schooL "We are offering training in work that will help Nashville boys and girls to accept positions ia.. the aviation plant Sheetmetal work and welding, two processes used In aviation manufacturing, will be taught and an auto mechanlca course will be offered with the possibility that it will lead later into a Diesel and aircraft enginea class." . Dean Fred J. Lewie of the En gineering School at VanderhUt Uni-veraity said laat night tha univer sity staada ready to cooperate with Industry through tha training of :t Well-Hidden Gold at Fort Knox Started Local Plane Plant Idea Exactly one year ago today, at the invitation of a Nashville eltlien, W. H. BeaL tha then president of the Aviation Manufacturing Corporation, Albert I Lodwick, senior vice-president of the Aviation Corporation, and Lou Reianer, 'then general manager of tha Stinaon Dl- vtalon plant at Wayne, Mich, arrived in Nashville to make a preliminary aurvey and to hold conversations with Mayor Thomas I Cummlngs and Pres. Ira Parker of tha Nashville Chamber of Commerce about building aa airplane factory la Nashviua. They arrived by plana at about 1 o'clock, Nashville time. Co-lncl-dentally, tha meetings of the boards of directors consummating . tha Vultee-Stlnson sale cloeed ia New Terk City yeatarday at about 1 o'clock, Nashville time. During a visit ta aa old friend in Nashville by Victor Emanuel chairman of tha Board of tha Aviation Corporation, a few weeks earlier, the establishment of a plant In Nashville had been first discussed. With Mrs. Emanuel ' ha had flown to Nashville from Naw Tork City In hla private airplane. He was an hour lata la arriving. At a reception to Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel at the home of their boats tha lata arrival of the plane was metrtteneeV- Mrv Xmanuai aaldJ Wa were late becauee we wanted ta fly war Fort Knox, AUaoi;. When Harry Weedhead (ipeaklng), praaldant af the Aviation Manufacturing Corporation, visited Nashville in July, he waa entertained by the trill? fer- J K '- "A "'V v -' -""rr'--- - ; L - I Thla Is tha Nashville airport plant af tha Stinaon Division, which waa bought from tha Aviatian Men. ufacturlng Corporation Wedneeday by, Vultee Air- engineers who are fitted for employment in the aviation Industry. "VanderhUt haa cooperated dur ing the past year In tha national defenaa program ad tha special preparation given to our mechani cal englneera will enable them to accept various types of positions that may be offered them by the new manufacturing plant1 Dean Lewie aald. Tha problem of housing for out-f-city worker - who may ... be brought here waa considered laat night by Gerald Gimre, executive director of the Nashville Housing Authority, who aald that there are several steps that can b taken to houaa tha plant employee. : ; V "Congress ha authorised the uaa of housing projects for defense purposes and tha construction of new projects to house those work lng in the defenaa program," Glmre said, suggesting that the two housing projects now being erected in Nashville could be used In case of emergency. ' There ia the possibility that we may be able to obtain more money to build housing projects In case the private capital here or the Nashville Real Estate Board is unable to meet . tha emergency," Gimre aald. He referred to the bill submitted to Congress by the Defense Commission seeking 8300,000,000 for erection of houses In. connection with the defence industries. "Another bill will come up next Tueaday In Congress authorising the Housing Authority to make ad ditional loans for such purpoaea Gimre aald. . . CONFIDENT OF SOLUTION He said that tha cooperation of tha Real Estate Board will be sought tad expressed confidence that the housing problem can be solved before completion of the plant Gerald Foley, presidsnt of the Tennessee Federation of Labor, aid laat night that there i an abundance of local labor in the building trades and la all linaa of akllled work. , "Speaking as a representative of organised labor, I am glad that the new plant ia planning tha large addition," Foley atatad. "The construction of tha building and tha aubaequent employment of manufacturing personnel will be welcomed by my group." wa bad mape which ahowed tha location of the gold deposit we could not find it ia ia ao unaeceaslble, and how could an enemy airplane at least a . thousand miles from its base, hope to locate it" "Well, if the government haa done ao wetl In hiding Ita gold reserves," naked their boat "why "wouldn't it bo a good Idea to build airplane factorlea, the aoure of the most important of war weapons, away from coast line and In the center of the defenaa region, instead of letting them remain, as they are now mootly, on the Atlantlo and Paclfia aeacoaat. or In heavily populated purely Industrial regions." "You have the germ of aa Idea," Emanuel aald. Nashville got It plan plant Now go en with the atory To My Friends and Clientele I hov rtmovtd my effics from 215 6th Avs., N., to third floor of ths Womtr Bldg., Suits 309, end am prt-pored to strvt you to tht best Interest of your eyes. 1 Stwttt Stylt GUtiti CtmforUbh Fittti tni MoJtritfly Pricti DR. R. G. OAKLEY, OPTOMETRISTS Telephone 7 . - ,. . " ; v. -v, ' sv .,.-1 VidteeNbwMajbrPlanePlant After Small Corporation Started in Backlog of $80,000,000; Will Build ' Many Military Craft NEW TORK, Aug. 7 (Spl)-The story of the development of Vultee Aircraft, Inc, la to a large extent the atory of the development of one of the more Important companies of the aircraft induatry. . It wa forced to evolve from an infant company into a full-fledged adult in a fast moving world without benefit Of the ao Important adolescent ataga where most institutions have opportunity to consolidate and digest rapid gains. STARTED IN 1931 Started by "Jerry Vultee as the Airplane Development Corporation ' in 1932 in an Improvise'' hangar la Glendala, Calif., with only aa idea for a new plane, the preaent corporation in the epace of eight years haa developed into an Important unit of the aircraft industry with an indicated backlog of approximately 880,000,000. , No official comment could be obtained regarding actual unfilled orders now on tha books of the Company, but it is known that the company haa received notification that it will be expected to participate to a aubatantial extent in the supply of military planes for the armed forces. Jerry Vultee was an aeronautical engineer whose designs are now conceded by leaders in that profession to hava been well advanced over anything else conceived until only recently. . Hia alngle engine transport won world fame. When the development of air transportation de manded twin engined planea be substituted for the single power plant Jobs, Jerry, turned hla talent to tha design of military aircraft. Unfortunately hevdid not live to see the birth of the preaent company. While on a honeymoon trip with hla bride they cracked up in a terrific storm In New Mexico the latter part of 1937. NEW INTERESTS Naw interests had juat coma into tha company and by February, 1938. Richard W. Millar took over the management of the Vultee organisation. Developments during the next two year were baaed on eound buaineaa experience and in November, 1939, Vultea Aircraft Inc., became a corporate entity. Before thla time It had been Vultee Aircraft Division of Aviation, Manufacturing Corporation. During January, 1940, a public offering of stock was made with highly successful results. The new funds thus obtained were used by the management for an Intensive development program which mora than doubled the plant apace and provided the moat modern equipment available for a highly efficient manufacturing organisation. 1300 ON FAYROLL From company with 700 employes and unfilled orders Of leaa than 81,000,000 In September, 1939, Vultea grew rapidly and on May 81, 1940, Its backlog amounted to 57635 71 11 Chamber of Commerce. Left Is Frank Gillette, chamber vice-preeldent and, right, Ira Parker, chamber president. ' (. ., Staff Hwto craft Inc. Thla plant ia ta be quadrupled In slaa by the new company. v Start With 'Idea? 1932 Now. Has Indicated mora than 114,000,000 and-Ita pay roll went to ,300. While thla would be eonaidered rapid expanaloa of backlog and personnel by. any atandard it waa nothing in comparison with what ha happened alnce. Preaent era-ployment at the Vultea - plant: In California ia in exceaa of. 4.400 and company officials, stato that additions to payroll are proceeding at tha rata of about 150 people per week. " .. Some similar development pro gram would appear to be In store for tb company's new Stinaon Division at Nashville. .Time la ths essence during any national- de fense program and the management of Vultee la demonstrating Its sincere desire to make the utmost effort toward supplying Its requirements In the preaent emer gency by taking advantage of the intelligent cooperative spirit already ao manifest by tha cltlsens cf Nashville. BEEN PRESIDENT Millar baa been president of Vultee Aircraft Inc. alnce its inception aa a corporate entity In November, 1939. From early 1938 unUl that time he waa vice president of Aviation Manufacturing Corporation and general manager of tha Vultee Aircraft Division. For 10 years before 1938, Millar was a director and member of the executive committee of Douglas Aircraft Co., the largest airplane manufacturing company in thla country. Other officers of tha company Include V C. Schorlemmer, vice prea-ident in charge of finance; Don I Carroll, vice president in charge of production; R. W. Palmer, vice prealdent in charge of engineering; P. A. Hewlett vice president in charge of aalee; T. C. 8ulltvan, secretary; t K. Grant treasurer, and G. T. Bovee, comptroller. Schorlemmer long has been Identified with both the air transport and airplane manufacturing industries. Hailing from Texaa he was connected with tha Texaa Air Transport. Inc., and Southern Air Summer Vacation in tha EAST KORtfl- WEST Whatever your vacation plans; to in complete comfort and safety by train. From Nashville the L. & N. has through service to New York and the East Also through service to Chicago and St. Louis, gatewavs lo western vacationlands. All trains are completely air-conditioned. TO NEW YORK AND THE EAST t. Naekvffl 1S4S J.10 ass. 7i00 .. Ar. Ciadaaaa ' 9iSS p.a. lliSS,, SrfJSr An New York SrSOiusw ', S (TaaM.B.a.) TO CHICAGO LnNaakvUU t00iwsa,, "tJfi Ar,Chiaaw . ! MSavsa. T40l Ar. St, Leal 1H m. llsil aa. 41 , TiMae i ejSag saw as qiiagi aadsa Ssaaa Round trip fares from Naehvflle ta New Yarl glS h eeacaat, 'JLVI I Pullman (plus Pullmsa space). Revrnd trip ta San Fiaaalse I TOM in eeechee, 199.8$ la Palbaana (plus Pullmsa spaee). . . , Craad Orrla Tours ta all America 190.00 ia coaches, f 13100 m Pu3 mans, (Pullmsa space extra). Lew rotted trip farce for aoack and Pullmsa passengers as a3 palnta. a v.saAtr, dmm r tataa,w.ii Transport which later became part of the American Airline system. WIDE EXPERIENCE . Carroll haa bad a wide expert ence In the manufacture of air planea, having been with tha Vujtee organization for mora than six yesrs before which be waa connected with Spartan and Boeing airplane companies. Palmer haa won world renown through design of "speed planea. He. waa responsible for design of the Howard Hughe plana which established a transcontinental speed record in 1937. This record haa yet to be beaten. Hia work on Vultea pursuits aand diva bombers haa received recognition throughout the world.. i Hewlett la a former associate of Glenn Curtiaa and has been connected with the aircraft manufacturing 'industry aver alnce. , Sullivan waa for 18 yea re con nected with tha Wall Street Jour nal and devoted bla efforts toward studying the aircraft industry a a potential big Industry. . . Grant naa lonr ceen connecwo with Aviation Corporation, parent company of Aviation Manufacturing Corporation. LAVAL REPORTED OTi PARIS MISSION Petain Regime Vice-Premier May Seek Removal of Government PARIS. Aug. (Delayed) W fVTaBerlin-PIeTTaval,TViea- premier of tha Petal n government of Franca, was reported today to hava arrived la PaYis. It could net be learned immediately bow long ha would remain her. The Petaln government at Vichy has been seeking German permission to establish ita seat 'at Paris to govern unoccupied Franca, but permission thus far haa not been granted. There waa a possibility that ' Laval might have gone to Pari In a pereonal attempt to gain authority to mora tha government to pane. CIgara three timea the else of the orainary American variety are amoked by the Burmeee. Our '.. gntfsates in employed If you are a graduate and not employed, please report to the school, Fall'i Bi::!.-.::j C:!!:si Heath and Breed MethvHIe, Tana. New Students Mov Enter en Monday HAVI YOUR GLASSES ARTISTICALLY DESIGNED IT Radeiaugh-LANE OPTOMETRISTS 1-ISARCADl- UEE&CHD orFOJli - Take dw kind of htcosge .. avaryoa or with eery . new, oood-loolrtat troveliag pieces laat atake yon fa,... aaMitesttrrrelercfOiamaUl Deal pock ta eld aMtyV'O unoae aabl yos :f out eeleetloa af hifoag troaa Aaasnca' fiaaat awkers. 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