The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 10, 1950 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 10, 1950
Page 16
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BECTTO N A—PA GB SIXTEEN ULYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, OCTOBBH Paint Made-in 1 Blytheville Is Distributed To Dealers Throughout Seven-State Area Martin Trenkie firm Set Up at Air Base in '48 ' If you've done any painl- ;ing ;arounti your home, farm or office lately, the odds are •about 8 to 5 that you used another of Blytheville and Mississippi County's growing list; of manufactured items. That ig, paint from the firm of Martin Trenkle, Inc., located at the Blytheville air base, manufacturers of'Tren- BLYTHFAILLE PAINT GIVEN .FINAL TOUCH—An employe of the Trenkle Paint corporation puts the finishing touch on a can of Trenkle Paint »t the Air Base. The huge cylinder In the background pebbles Inside the porcelain and steel lackets may mix thoroughly the paint pigment and Its vehicle Both of these paint components are placed In the machine before the first revolution Is made. 225 Gallon- Per Hour The company's third machine Is the Hy-H-Spced mill which grinds paint on a much faster basis by means of a large electric motor This paint grinder works much lite a glorified egg-beater ami U capable of turning out 225 gallons of paint per hour. A roller mill Is the other type used In the paint Industry, but the Trenkle firm employs this machine only on a diminutive scale in laboratory tests. To get a full and comprehensive understanding of the paint Industry, Mr. Trenkle says, it usually is necessary to trace a batch of paint from iho time the order U taken to the time It leaves the last caucet en route to the consumer. So in tracing the course ol a paint batch, Mr. Trcnkle explains lhat the first step Is. the development of a formula to meet weather or other specified use conditions, as named by the purchaser, or general U5« conditions. Formula Is Developed . ] 'We 'develop our o-*-n formula for each paint order," Mr. Trenkle i said, 'basing It on our filed stand- ' arri data and other technical information." This step Mr. Trenkle curie.; out with the assistance of Mrs. Marie Matter, laboratory technician for the firm. Once the formula has been set up, the correct pigment* and oils are weighed, measured and dumped into one of the firm's three mills. The mill used for a particular botch depends both upon the type of paint and the size of the batch, Mr. Trenkle said. After the paint has been ground, it then U shuttled bach to the oom- kle jPaint. This company, beeff located ~iri which has the Negro thewtre building since June of 1948 (and in production since September of that year), now is geared to produce from 14 - QOO to 16,000 gallons of paint fn an eight-hour shift and is supplying paint for dealers and distributors in seven states. These sre Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Trenkle operates both a retail and wholesale paint service in Blytheville. Headed by Martin Trenkle the four-man plant makes 84 different colors of paint In addition to the clears" and Eiumlnums. Prom fire ermine red throueh peacock blue to dusty and tine chromate. the TienMe company Is equipped to •upply paint for everything from boat hulls to bedroom furniture Paint manufacturing being the hlgnly specialized Industry that It Is. Mr .Trenkle .says, "a company doesnthave to be big to turn out a Breat number of products — or to produce quality." To lUbstantlate hi* claim that his sompany I, producing quality pa | n t.s Mr Trenkle recently exhibited several samples from nationally known th« UM of his paint, one of'theie'u the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co A • Newport. Ark., branch of this con ! M£U f now , COnsitierlnB Tinkle:' paint* for a toothpaste tube. 150 Paint Finished I in addition to these 84 different • paint colors, Trenkle turns out 150 £»*!?' '!»!•?«' Both deari —Courier News Photo . Is a pebble mill for grinding paint while at the left (by the open door) U a smaller paint "mixer" Itnown as the Hy-R-5pecd mill. each batch Is checked for grind, Blytheville industry In a firm which V«««,*u -nrf *»«~~ ..— T^._,._., promiaes t{) gnjw wuh fche cUy _ Tienkle and Mrs. Matter came to Blytheville from Memphis after the former had been In the paint business for 14 years In various paita ol rhe nation. FEDERAL COMPRESS & WAREHOUSE COMPANY COMMON STOCK Bought-Sold-Quoted Herman Bensdorf & Company 940 Commerce Title Bldg. Phon« 5-5858 Memphis, Tenn. W. Lucw J. IUchMt«r luaby Fred W. Lucas &Co. Cotton Merchants Memphis, Tenn. Member: New York Cotton E*ch«ng« MemphiB Cotton Exchange New Orleans Cotton Exchange , viscosity and drying time. Detailed records are kept on each batch. The paint also is checked on a black and white checkerboard card lor its hiding power—ability to cover—and to determine the number of feet which one gallon of the paint in question will cover. It Is at this stage that coloring Is added to the paint batch. Colors Matched by Eye And Incidentally,, both Trenkle and Mrs. Matter say that matching of colors still Is done most ac- curateiy by eye. tnduitrjr haj found no better way because atmospheric conditions nnd other Influences will affect color matching done any other way. ThU .they say. U universal throughout the Industry. As » final step to packaging and labeling. the paint U strained through a fine screen to remove any foreign matter or impurities. Thus finally the finished can' ol Trenkle Paint emerges from the production line and Is on its wnj to the consumer—another product of Naval Visit Protest JERUSALEM -(in— Mapain. the leftist and pro-Communist political party of Israel, bitterly critic'--d in the' Israeli parliament here .he recent courtesy visit to Israel's ports by Admiral Sir John Edelsten, com- mander-ln-chlel ol the British Mediterranean fleet. Moshe Erem. a Mapain spokesman, said the British navy "had served as an Instrument for the Immigrant hunt and had blockaded the country during the struggle fcr liberation." remler David Ben Ourlon replied "we prefer to forget the past. n<it only in our relations *-(th England but also with all stales which In the past acted against Zionist movement." Artificial Limbs & Arms ••--'•• Bracei All Types Belts & Women's Garment! Elastic Stockings, Anklets & Knee Caps R. W. SHELL CO. 2-10 Madison Av«. Memphis, Tenn. Phone 3S-13C6 22 £ST 1> Pigment. TU J? r " ralnl *">'» ^0^^!^ emPlW th - Trenklc'a largest mill |, k 70n ^sra's-sss^S: 'tbe^of-Hbr^ri Ins process operated by meanT of porcelain "pebbles" pnlnt U merely n counterpart of the l«fRer pebble Rrlndcr. Both of these machine* erlnd tor . oerlod of 18 hours to turn out h.i^ mi ; Ielc , ty mlxert ° r ••nfou'xi 1 Mich of paint, The machines, actl- v»( an electric motor, revolve •lowly during this time so that ih-> L T. Barringer & Co. COTTON MEMPHIS TENN. EXHIBITION AND SALE OF FINE PAINTINGS \ BY BERNARD SHE PRO I 45-47 N. Third Open Until 6 P.M. W« Frame Everything On* Day S«rvic« Oil Paintings from $150 to $450 Water Colors of California $35 to $150 Hohenberg Bros & Company Cotton Merchants 131 S. Front St. Memphis, Tenn. Fred V. Rutherford Blythcville Representative The Memphis Cotton Exchang Greets its friends and neighbors of the Blytheville Community who are again promoting the i ' i NATIONAL COTTON PICKING CONTEST Your sponsorship of the "National Cotton Picking Contest" is a means of keeping the foremost product of our Southland before the nation. We extend our heartiest congratulations to this progressive idea.

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