Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on May 21, 1957 · Page 3
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Cumberland, Maryland
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Tuesday, May 21, 1957
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!??£ 2 -*600 IOT .« WANT JAP Takyr B&O Yard Work Progresses EVENING TIMES,,CUMBERLAND, MP, TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1957 Two phases'of'((*'moderniza- tion of th* B&0 liailroad's yard facilities here are to be completed this year. An article,in the current issue of the B & 0 Magazine points oul the concrete arch over Evitts Creek is about 60 per cent corn- will support 16 tracks ot the rail- road's' most modern car classili- ,, isnedmJune. • i project should, be fin- The 445 ; foct archway, which struclion - Company, Inc., Pitts burgh, "(he project- involves gra- , ding, pipe work and building of s, iseing built b y the J. Nissley Company ot Lancaster, Pa. ' begun early in March, will be i i- • "s ci, wi e '• "V s iP hase of th " «mpleled by the end of the year, roect shl - the B i O said. Awarded to the Harrison Con- the Mexico Farms Road. Awards for each of the con- ,1. '• — . . nwaiua IUL cacu 01 me con- The second contract, which was tracts exceeded Ihe $1,000.000 Bedford Pin Mill Sold o Area Business Group mark, informed sources said. The huge project began last October and will require four and one-half years to complete. Man Lauds Riigg Trip, Wing Trip To Hawaii CINCINNATI H»_Dave Roberts has roved to the other side of the world as travel editor for the flnd r -i But Wily- significant is the pm mill - reputed to be inventige genius of Mr. May. He f, *ki' n T f ?" g •"£ ?° Un<M his mUl in 1912 « ' "«• Its kind - has been'sold. lathe and an idea". An expert in The sale, price of the^ local con- woodworking, he himself began cern. wflicn makps wnft/i mcnio- n,n*tr :» '~ _i_-j-- ...;,, ... cern off, *ki' n cern of Its kind - has cern, which makes wood - tor pins, is'expected to be «00000. '•; . ' . Under a sal? agreement completed after lenglhy negotiations, Harold R. Fletcher, Bedford real „.„, „„. „„ ululll estate executive and mortgage machinist, designed banker, and a group'of associates will assume the ownership of the ^ — v ..»,«,.~.,.|, v , M ,c , u , uc uyurauyn, Many 01 Ine tnterpriSB June 15. The sellers intricate wood turning machines are Mr. and Mrs. C. G. May. He were actually built in the plant's is the. inventor of nearly all the allied machine and forge' shop unique woodworking machines"' used in the process of converting yellow locust wood into highly durable insulator pins for use on Utility poles. Fletcher said , the final sale price will depend on an inventory ot raw and finished products'and will also include a plant owned by Ihe Mays at Harmon, \V. Va. Fletcher said also that details for the actual management of the plant have not yet been worked out. But he addedi "Th* respon- •ibility will.continue to rest with key people now at the plant. We do not contemplate any displacement of present personnel." Including the plant in West Virginia, the company regularly employs about 60 persons. Us products are used extensively throughout lha United Stales and Canada, and in every part ot the world where utility wires are strung. In recent years the demand for the locust insulator pins has been so great that the sales volume has amounted to between four and five hundred thousands dollars annually. "The Importance of this Bed ford concern founded by Mr. May can be measured by the fact thai In time of emergency It enjoy; the same high priorities accorded industry," Mr. to the aircraft Fletcher said. The pin mill's principal peacetime customers are Western Elec Iric, Canadian Telephone an Telegraph Company, American Telephone and Telegraph Com pany and Western Union. In war lime the federal government alst &*cames a huge purchaser., * the pin mill, easily Bedford's yello ... tance lo weather has rendered i ideal for insulator pins, is fount only in Pennsylvania and parts o western Maryland and West VI _ „„ .> u ,^L vuii.ui iui uic 10JQ pOIICC JIG Cincinnati Enquirer, and his work more than $5. '6rk in a planing.mill when he ras only 17. He soon became ware ol the lasting qualities ol ellow locust and conceived the dea of using it for insulator pins. May and his brother, a skillec did not go unrecognized. A series of articles he' wrote on a trip through Russia broughl him the top Mark Twain aware for midwest writers at a trade association convention. Roberts' prize: Police Arrest Young Boys In Theft Cases Charged .with breaking and en „ ™, n :ering two homes, three young R,n^|. iuys were apprehended last night c """ !> " by City Police, according to Del. Joseph If. Stitcher. A 13-year-old boy was arrested n Ihe !hc/l of $10.lo $15 in dimes rom an apartment in Jane Frazier Village on May 8. The boy apparenlly picked up the jar full of coins through an open window, Stitcher said. He reportedly admitted taking the money but told police he got only a little $3,500,000 Contract Awarded ABL By Navy « / ^rv^' aVy , has lawar<)ed a experimental production of soli $3,500.000 contract to Allegany propellanls for missiles, at Pinto to — • • -- • • The boy will receive a hearing Avenue I .Tnvnnila r*n....l t\.:~ ,_ >.»>..iu&. in Juvenile Court this week. engineer and test experimental propulsion systems for guided missiles. > A joint announcement of the award, was made by U.S. Senators J. Glenn Beall and John Marshall Bullcr, •• The Pinto plant is operated by Hercules Fowder Company, forl the Navy Bureau of Ordnance. It is the Navy's principal facility 1 for research, development and Mrs. Diffendall called police r ' mia. l^HICIHJilll LailEQ pOJICC in ^a breaking and entering last night and reported her home reported at 6 p. m. yesterday '' ' '" ' two boys, seven and eight years ransacked with 'the bathroom window and a cellar door dam- . -• • —-•• "•*** vi&ni, jcais n*uuuw aim a cellar aoor pam- old, were questioned and admit- aged. Nothing was missing, she Ipn ransn^lrinw Ikn tin«~ _* ^«..- _ - . ... . ... o» . nost of the machinery now used n the operation. Many of the led ransacking the home of Mrs. bring about any notable increas Charles Diffendall, 950 Maryland The ABL, plant is one of tw< firms now working on the fhln stage of the earth satellite. Th whole project is known as "Op eration Vanguard." The thirc stage rocket would give the sat ellile the final "kick" to start j on its orbit around the earth. D. It. Little, 'Pinto plant man ager, said the new contract i merely a continuance of the worl on the same level as has bee conducted there in the past o the project. There has been a gradua build-up ot the ABL force in th past few months, he noted, will the main need at the laborator for technically-skilled personne However, he added, he did no think the new contract woul "hey turn out locust pins or insulators at a prodigious rate. The May enterprise was originally located about 12 miles from Bedford. 11. was moved to its present northside location in 1929. A little known sideline of the :oncerh is the manufacture of its own power. The . new owner jointed out that many years ago Mr. May conceived the idea of utilizing the quantities of sawdust and waste wood as fuel for steam enerators. Special boilers and generators were installed. The resultant savings in electricity and refuse handling costs amount ed to about $19,000 annually. "There's no doubt." Mr.Fletch- :r said, "that if the need ever arose, the pin mill's generators could supply current to most ot the town." In announcing Ihe purchase ol Jie concern, Mr. Fletcher praised ihe company secretary of 25 years. Miss Virginia Cobbler, for icr efforts. "She proved hersell an invaluable employe of the company during Mr. May's recent serious illness," he said, new owners are indeed grateful (or her devoted work." And of the retiring founder ol Ihe company, Fletcher said: "Many Bedford people have never realized what the perseverance and inventive genius of Mr. May have meant to this community. His contribution to the area's industry has no parallel." Engineer Shortage _,. _ The United Stale* Office of Ed- licafiohX predicts . a continued i«e pjn mm, easily fleoioras . . ', , - • ^ most unusual enterprise owes its f 00 ""^ of engineers and sclent success to two factors. First the Kt ? 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