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December 14, 1941 - Image 7

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The Michigan Daily, 1941-12-14

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MR 14, 1941



Bomber Plant Foundations Are Laid Ru
ectswn Farts Ha n rac
mn Defense Airplane Plants -
of production" has been ing from the United States' in-
by the plant of Precision volvement in actual fighting is ex-
o. for almost a year. pected to bring an ever increas-
ng out hundreds of motor ing number of contracts to Pre-
airplanes, the company cision Parts. A constant flow of neighbo
n handling defense sub- new plans is streaming into the commer
is for large manufacturers plant for consideration. Immedi- ' one per
vitally important' engines, ate production is planned on those rjl
ng over to a growmg pro- products which the plant is fitted ofject
of defense work, the plant's to make. A str
product is replacement Work at Precision Parts is al- go back
for automobile motors, ready made possible by sub-let
g from automobile piston contracts from large companies. A seedli
corresponding parts in No necessity has been found for is grown
otors was a natural step entrance into work pools as some < then a
mergency. plants have done, but it is felt that op of t
Slashed Production such projects may point the way dIe tree
ed car production has in- for increased participation in de- yield a
the importance of auto- fense work by small plants, attic" i
-replacement parts in the -- Shown above is one of the Ann Arbor Construction Company's the chi
dcy, but because of the ur- . S transit mix trucks. These trucks played an important part in lay- like "pl
this type has been slashed ee e ing the foundations for the new bomber plant in Ypsilanti. "Gus
e minimum. Priority trou- Marines T e p which
ch has now been ironed out 9 ' Barnard Does Defense Plating high q
the first slashes and now Nation's War Plas Grande
y need of other parts has
increasing change-oves Since everything that is fish, Focusing practically all its ener- velopment it has remained on the Agricul
nse work, flesh, or fowl is eligible for war gies on the exigencies of national same site, at the extreme west end Congre
facture of the precision work, the once-juvenile bicycle can defense, the Barnard and Ham- of Ann Arbor. It is a long jump which
ed and ground parts is em- be no exception. " mond Plating Co. has relinquished from that barn to the plant which will no
150 trained workers. Work Lightweight model bikes, built to most of its usual peace-time auto- houses the company now. The S
lant continues 20 hours per split in three parts, are being used motive work. Aside from King-Seeley Corp., already
achieve maximum produc- by the U. S. Marines' parachute During less hectic days Barnard which does most of its own plating, started
d efficiency. troops. Upon landing the 'leather- and Hammond, now under the sin- Barnard and Hammond is the only Agricul
Secret Specifications neck' assembles his wheel and is gle ownership of Mr. L. Barnard, plant doing this sort of work in Mexico
t specifications and plans ready to chase enemy infantrymen, did mostly plating of automotive Ann Arbor. tant efi
ilitary ordnance depart- artillery, and tanks. A local source parts, but in the present emergency -- source.
ave necessitated additional claims that bicycles were first em- the company confines itself almost 'Bottleneck' Disproven Only
ions against information ployed by the Italians at Adowa in entirely to sub-contracts for gov- tFn is cont
from -the plant. Guards, 1896 and then at Caporetto. ernment orders. There will be no "bottleneck" and wi
ot in uniform, are stationed But the two wheeled roadsters . The company does nickel, cop- in machine tools to hamper the i but a
plant to keep strangers out are serving a valuable purpose in per, chromium and cadmium plat- production of weapons for national enough
see that work goes on with- many defense plants cramped for ing. It was among the very first defense. 125 cent
tside interruption. Every parking space. Workers ride to to put into practice the technique In 1939 industry produced $200,- rubber
has been made to maintain their jobs, saving both on gas and for chromium-plating when the 000,000 worth of machinery, while year o
secrecy in the specifications waistlines. process was first developed. first quarter reports for 1941 indi- price 9
vitally important parts in The new bicycles, whether in Barnard and Hammond was rate that this year's output will be is the
cture. uniform or in mufti, have been started in 1921 - in a barn. $750,000,000, an increase of almost desert,
ubled defense work result- stripped of all tanks and horns. Through all the years of its de- 300 per cent in less than two years. can be
Vital in Defense ..

bber Plants
Be Grown
or eDef ense
ontinuei -' age 3)
r policy" an rebuild the
ce which had dwindled tc
cent before Ford began his
eamlined rut : plant will
to its original habitat in
pe of a "Three-story tree."
ing with a fne root system
n to about four or five feet,
clone is graftd on and the
he first cul of e. This "mid-
" is selected fo a high latex
nd good ba:a while the
s grafted on fur food from
lorophyll. The results are
anting" a co.
yule," 'parthenium argen-
a neglected wild plant
has a stickier a ber of very
rality, exists from the Rio
to the middle of the Mexi-
ateau: The Department of
ture introduced a bill in
ss to develop production
was thrown out, but which
w probably be reconsidered.
alinas valley ho California
has larg e plantations
which the Department of
lture plans t extend, and
is also making an impor-
fort to develop this rubber
a triyial amoint of rubber
ained in a shrub a year old,
ould cost- a dollar a pound.
three year old contains
to bring the cost down to
s. The maximum amount of
is obtained from a nine
ld shrub, which lowers the
more cents. Its great value
ability to grow even in the
and any amount we need



A 34-yard shovel prepares to load
another truck.

A general view of the plant. A ten-yard truck
is being loaded with FORD.stone.

Killins Gravel Company

3305 West Liberty Road

Phone 7112

Ann Arbor, Mi ebigan

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