Warren Times-Mirror and Observer from Warren, Pennsylvania on December 26, 1967 · Page 5
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Norman Rockwell Does Cover For New Boy Scout Calendar By FRANKLIN HOFF With thousands of choice calendars appearing at every year end, many look forward to each new Boy Scout calendar, painted by Norman Rockwell, America’s favorite painter. The new 1968 Boy Scout calendar, which is again supplied this year by Mahan Motors, is full of action. In an early morning scene Scouts are pouring from the entrance of a Scout troop's headquarters, on a hike, carrying overnight packs on their backs. In a second-story window in an apartment next door, a lad who isn’t a Scout, waves somewhat disconsolately in response to a greeting from one of the Scouts, It is not surprising that year alter year the Norman Rockwell Boy Scout calendar is the largest selling calendar in the world. Locally for several years, Emory Mahan of Mahan Motors, has purchased the Rockwell Boy Scout calendar from the publishers. One Scout leader says enthusiastically: ** Norman Rockwell has given life to our movement, -ile has interpreted our program and ideals for all to see. His boys and leaders have entered millions of homes each year, where they inspire both young and old. What a blessing it will be to have this man ‘frame* scouting for years tc come,” Norman Rockwell made his first picture for the annual calendar for the Boy Scouts of American in 1925, Since then during every autumn—except for two years he was not available, ttie National Council of Boy Scouts of America, looks forward to the next year's picture, Norman Rockwell’s annual Boy Scout calendar picture is not only proudly hung on literally millions of walls, but is also reproduced as the cover of one issue of Boy's Life, official Boy Scout magazine. His pictures also have appeared on covers of three editions of the Boy Scout Haadbook, What many Rockwell admirers do not know is that, when he was a young unknown artist, 17 years old in 1911, Rockwell got his first job, working for Boy Scouts of America, Tom Gibson, field reporter for the magazine “Scouting'* for adult leaders, recalls that Norman Rockwell illustrated for Boys Life Magazine for nearly three years, and served briefly as art director for that tovorlte boys’ periodical. When his ability to produce pictures that tell a story was widely recognized, he was commissioned to do the paintings for Boy Scout calendars. They are published by Brown and Bigelow of St, Paul, Minn, Rockwell really b-*ieves in Scouting, His three sons, Jerry, Tommy and Peter, wentthrou^- the program, and he observed scouting In action. In fact, these boys appeared In several calendars, Norman Rockwell uses all local talent as models for his calendar boys. Posing sessions last usually an hour. Numerous photographs are made of the model in a variety of positions. The finished picture Is a composite of various features. “I may take his head from one shot, a hand from another, and a bend of his knee from still another photo,” Rockwell told Tom Gibson who visited him for his Scouting magazine story. Strong for realism, Rockwell has kept closely In touch with scouting down through the years. He spent several days, for example, at the 1953 Jamboree, picking up Ideas for calendars, and taking scores of photos to capture accuracy of detail which so effectively marks his pictures, Rockwell has great admiration for Scoutmasters, those volunteers who make scouting go. “ I take off my hat to Scoutmasters,” he says, “Pve seen them at jamborees, Pve eaten with their patrols, and Pve admired their skiU as I watehed them work with boys. Those men truly have something, They’re the real heroes of scouting,” Giving himself so unstintingly to a cause so widely accepted as scouting. It Is not surprising that year after year the Norman Rockwell Boy Scout calendar Is the best seller It has come to be. Norman Rockwell was asked If he has a favorite Scout painting, “No,” he laughed, “although I do like some better than others. The most popular ones have been the three or four with a religious flavor. But when It comes to favorites, I tend to agree with a rather corny Picasso comment. He says his favorite painting Is the next one he’ll be working on,” Warren, Pa., Times-Mirror and Observer, Tuesday, December 26, 1967 Page 5 Urban and Rural Areas To Get Representation REMODELED Extensive remodeling has token place at Pace's restaurant at 1413 Pennsylvania ave. w, in Warren, The handsome bar has been moved to tlie front of the popular dining spot to enlarge the rear floor space for tables. The change allows quiet comfort for private parties and families. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs, Fred Pace wUl find even more pleasure afforded them In the future, (Photo by Mansfield) HARRISBURG — For the first time In Pennsylvania history, soli and water conservation planning will become a joint responsibility of urban and rural areas throughout the state. City representation now Is provided under a new law (House BUI 1511) which was signed by Governor Raymond P. Shafer this mcmth. Local boards In each of Pennsylvania’s 64 conservation districts now will have seven members, Instead of five as In the past. The next boards will Include four farmer directors, two urban directors, and one county commissioner. The membership of the State Soli and Water Conservation Commission also will be Increased. The new commission will comprise four farmer members and two urban members In addition to the Sec re i tary of Agriculture, who serves as commission chairman, the Secretary of the Department of Forests and Waters, and the dean of the College of AgrlcuU ture at The Pennsylvania State University, District directors and commission members all serve without pay. BUSINESS NOTES RECEIVES CALENDAR Cub Scout Jay Berkebile (left) was among the first to receive the new Boy Scout Calendar being supplied this year by Emory Mahan (r) of Mahan Motors, (Photo by Mansfield) The National Management Association has announced that it has reached the all-time high membership mark of 85,677 for the first time in its 42-year history. The announcement is based on a report to the Association’s board of directors and comes as a result of a regular five-year survey recently completed. Taking part in the compilation of statistics was the Sylvania Management Club of the Sylvania Electric Products, Inc., an organization in the Warren area that has been affiliated with NMA since 1966. + Farmers will spend three per cent more for farm production Items In 1968, than in 1967, according to Claude Gifford, agricultural economics and farm policy editor of the Farm Journal, the nation’s largest farm magazine. He reports this will establish a new record of more than $35 billion paid by farmers for production items in one year. Outlays for farm production items purchased from Industry In 1968 will exceed the three per cent increase expected in overall farm production expenditures. The record farm production spending in 1968 will be $10 billion higher than 10 years ago when farm production expenditures totaled $25.2 billion in 1958. This is an increase of 40 per cent. Farmers are expected to take in a record gross income from all sources (farm and non-farm) In 1968. This will total around $58 billion, compared with $57.1 billion in 1967 and $57.3 billion In 1966, the previous high, according to Gifford. In his outlook he also reports that both the average gross income per farm and the average production expenditures per farm will set new records next year. The average gross I, C, s. Training Program Begins at National Forge per farm is likely to exceed; $18,500 with farmers expected to spend $11,250 per farm for production expenditures and $7,250 per farm for personal family living. A year ago Farm Journal pre* dieted that the 1967 farm production expenditures would increase more than $1 billion and that spending for family living would decline 5 to 10 per cent. + William H. Lester, secretary, treasurer of Sugar Grove Farm Supply Co., Sugar Grove, recently attended a product showing of new machines that International Harvester Company plans to introduce in 1968. The Warren County dealer is setting dates now for a Customer Open House to announce this new equipment locally. + Paul L. Lumnitzer, vice presl- dent-technical of Pennsylvania Electric Company, has been elected to the grade of Fellow, the highest grade that can be achieved by members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Lumnitzer, a Johnstown resident, was cited “for pioneering contributions in planning and design of extra high voltage transmission systems.” + Election of Richard B. Yeager as assistant secretary and Roger A. Geier as controller of American Sterilizer Company has been announced in Erie by V.F. Lechner, president of the firm. + Alfred Akins of Sugar Grove will have the exclusive use of the prefix “Al-Gen” in naming all Registered Holstein dairy animals bred In that herd. + Samuel Marek of Warren, discussed “Development of Vocational Technical Education System” at the recent meeting of the areachapter of the American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers. L. E. Johnsen, industrial representative for International BILTZ R. C. Biltz Promoted To Consultant Robert C, Biltz, 10 E, Third St,, Warren, has been promoted by the Prudential Insurance Co, to training consultant for district agencies in the Central Pennsylvania region. Blitz joined the company as an agent In New Castle in 1958, Since 1962, he has been the staff manager in charge of the Bradford district’s branch in Warren, He earned an Eastern region Crown Trophy for sales leadership for five consecutive years, Including 1967, Blitz Is a graduate of Edln- boro State College and served the Army from 1951 to 1953, He Is a member of the Seneca Highlands Life Underwriters Assn., Bradford Rotary Club, and the Masonic order, Biltz is married to the former Maxine Braham of Cochranton. They have three sons. Correspondence Schools, recently announced the installation of a hydraulic and pneumatic power training program for employes of the National Forge Company, Irvine, Pa. In the conduct of the training program, employes will receive training and up-grading In the area of hydraulic and pneumatic power transmission — specifically with the installation, operation and maintenance of hydraulic o r pneumatic systems, as well as the prerequisite fundamentals o f mathematics, engineering mechanics, fluid mechanics, pneumatics, and electrlclty- electronlcs. The new program was specially designed by Johnsen and Henry LeMeur, vice president and general manager of the Pressure Systems Division to meet the particular training needs of National Forge Company. In the course of setting up the program, special tests were administered to determine advanced trainee standing. Employes affected by the new program are: Archie Campbell, 315 Oneida Aven., Warren; Nell Follett, Chase drive, Warren; Gerald Nelson, 130 North South St., Warren; Roy Wlthlngton, 609 North Main St., Youngsville; William Wile, 820 North Main St., Youngsville; Robert Walters, 33 Ford St., Youngsville; Floy Russ, 320 Bent Twig road, Warren, Paul Clifton, R.D. 1, Pittsfield; Martin D. Sisk Jr., R.D. 2, Russell; George Zeedar, Box 127, Ludlow; Charles Arnold Jr., 214 South Edgar St., Kane; Everett Lindberg, 106 Wetmore ave., Kane; Ed. ward Rudolph, R.D. 2, Barnes, John Charnlsky Jr., 8 Cook st.. North Warren; and Melvin E. Speicher, 26 Kinnear st., Tldi- oute, who was enrolled for supervision courses. I.C.S. is the world’s largest and oldest home study Institution, specializing in job-re­ lated instruction. Currently, LC.S. has more than 7,500 training agreements with businesses, industries, labor unions, and government agencies at all levels. 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