Catalogues, bulletins and other direct advertising material récently issued.

Manufacturers are requested to send copies of new trade literature promptly to Electric Refrigeration News.



Rubberware service parts for ice cream cabinets are pictured in a small folder issued by the Aetna Rubber Co., Cleve- land, Ohio. Parts included are: cabinet top-hole sections, brine hole stoppers, hole sleeves, and a collar for cabinet lids.


All-steel apartment house cabinets de- signed for electric refrigeration are de- scribed in a folder received from the Crystal Refrigerator Co., Fremont, Nebr. Five models are illustrated with capa- cities from 5.2 cu. ft. to 6.5 cu. ft. Ex- teriors are of lacquered steel with white enamel or porcelain interiors.

Micarta |

Micarta non metallic trays are de- scribed in folder No. 8027 released by the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. The trays are made of a phenolic substance in three finishes, walnut burl, black, and tan, and are furnished in five sizes, the smallest of which is 9%x12% and the largest 16%x22% inches. Mi- carta strips are also being used for trim on display cases.

manufacturers of refrigerated show- cases for butcher shops, delicatessen and other types of retail stores have pioneered in the application of Westinghouse Micarta to their products, and, with the cooperation of E. N. Bowles, industrial salesman, and R. J. Brennan, Micarta specialist, of the Chicago office of the Westinghouse Co., have put Micarta to a number of uses in their products formerly requiring metal shapes and fittings.

Highly polished black Micarta strips made from plate stock are used as a trim for these cases, and make a pleas- ing contrast against a background of green or white porcelain. These strips

Rhinelander A broadside issued by Rhinelander Re- frigerator Co., Rhinelander, Wisc., de- scribes a line of cabinets having porce- lain exteriors and interiors. Five of the models shown are suitable for mechanical

Westinghouse Product Used As Trim ~ On Display Cases

The Paul J. Daemicke Co., Chicago,

are made of laminated phenolic material, treated with a synthetic bond which under the action of heat and pressure assumes a hard smooth surface. “L” shaped angles also serve as trim around the edges and corners, and “U” shaped channels support all four sides of the glass windows. This glass is double, for heat insulation, and specially shaped channels take care of bracing the two sheets of glass and maintaining the proper air space in between. Arcs cut from Micarta tubing serve as baffle plates to guide the cold air from the re- frigerating machine towards the food on display and away from the glass, to pre- vent it from being steamed up. Roller guide for sliding doors are made of Westinghouse Moldarta.

: 7 refrigeration.

Gas Drums ag Query No. 271—A reader in Illinois

wai REQUESTS FOR asks, “Can you give us the names of con- : INFORM ATION cerns manufacturing a gas drum, which

holds exactly three pounds of ethyl ia Readers who can assist in furnishing chloride, also one holding exactly two 4 correct answers to inquiries or who can pounds of the same refrigerant?” supply additional information are invited

to address Electric Refrigeration News,

referring to the query number. Refrigeration Data

Query No. 272—A reader in Indiana writes, “Do you know of any book or booklet that has been compiled recently showing the complete line of the out- standing concerns, especially the com- mercial end of their business. What I mean something that shows the com- pressors or capacity, etc., similar to an insurance reference book that insurance men have showing the data on all com- panies. Also, is there available in loose- leaf form any data that will give reliable information on refrigeration, specifica- tions, etc.”

Note—There is no indepencent catalogue or data book for the electric refrigeration indus- try, such as is published for other fields. In- formation of this kind is given continually in the NEWS. Following are some of the sub- jects which have been covered in past issues:

*May 8, 1929—Directory of refrigerator cabi-

net manufacturers showing sizes of stock domestic and commercial cabinets.

Ice Cube Tray

Query No. 267—A reader in Wisconsin writes, “We are anxious to obtain the names of sources that could furnish a standard refrigerator ice cube tray 4 in. or 4% in. wide by 10 in. long, or the nearest thing to that size.”

Note—The Fedders Mfg. Co., 57 Tonawanda St., Buffalo, N. Y., manufactures an ice cube tray 4%” wide by 8%” long—Editor.

Addresses of Cincinnati Butchers Supply Co. and Ottenheimer Bros.

Query 268—A reader in Canada states, “We would appreciate having the ad- dresses of the Cincinnati Butchers Sup- ply Co. and Ottenheimer Co.”

Apr. 24, 1929—Ice cream cabinets and soda Note—The Cincinnati Butchers Supply Co., fountains. Also industrial refrigeration 1972-2006 Central Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio. Ot- equipment. tenheimer Bros., Inc., Fallsway and Hiller Sts., Apr. 10, 1929—Water coolers and beverage Baltimore, Md.—Editor. cabinets.

*Mar. 13, 1929—New equipment number.

Feb. 27, 1929—Refrigeration for the florist. Also refrigerants.

Feb. 13, 1929—Restaurant applications. tric wiring supplies.

*Jan. 30, 1929—Grocery stores.

Jan. 16, 1929—Meat markets.

*Jan. 2, 1929—Annual catalogue and directory number.

*Dec. 19, 1928—Production tools.

*Dec. 5, 1928—Parts, materials and accessories.

Nov. 7, 1928—Machine specifications.

*Oct. 10, 1928—Dairy and ice cream equipment.

*Sept. 26, 1928—Gas refrigeration.

*Apr. 25, 1928—Electric refrigeration machine specifications.

Extra copies of the issues marked with an

asterisk are available. Issues previous to Sept.,

1928, cost ten cents per copy, while all others

cost fifteen cents per copy.

Replies To Previous Queries

Query No. 262—Haines Motor Service, 20 South Fourteenth St., Newark, N. J., state that they manufactured the compressor used by the El Frezo Co.

Ward Electric Refrigerator

Query No. 269—A reader in Illinois asks, “Kindly advise me the kind and amount of refrigerant used in the Ward electric refrigerator. The cabinet con- tains 5 cu. ft. of storage capactiy.”


Superior Electric Refrigerator

Query No. 270—A reader in New York writes, “Kindly advise us what refriger- ant the Superior electric refrigerator uses and what company manufactures this machine.”

Note—The Superior Iceless Refrigerator, Inc., Canton, Ohio, manufactures the Superior elec-

tric refrigerator, which uses sulphur dioxide as the refrigerant—Editor.

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Recent movements of subscribers as in- dicated by changes in mailing addresses.

Ahrens, Robt. S., from 193 Maria Ave., St. Paul, Minn., to Glenview Sta., Birchwood, White Bear Lake, Minn.

Alfonso, Hector A., from 3721 So. Claiborne, ‘to 1745 Prytania St., New Orleans, La.

Allaman, N. R., from c/o Dayton Distr. Frigi- daire, 300 W. Fifth St., to c/o Dayton Distr. Frigidaire, Box 436, Dayton, Ohio.

Almvig, O. G., from Hot-N-Kold Corp., 417 Sutter, San Francisco, Calif., to P. O. Box 328, Everett, Wash.

American Institute of Refrigeration, Louis Baron, Executive Sect., from 570 7th Ave., to 203 W. 13th St., New York, N. Y.

Anderson, Arthur A., from 1079 Arkwright St., to 1308 Roland, St. Paul, Minn.

Automatic Freezer Corp., from 1716 Ford Bldg., to 1235 Book Bldg., Detroit, Mich.

Barnaby, P. J., from c/o Dayton Distr. Fri- gidaire, 300 W. Fifth St., to c/o Dayton Distr. Frigidaire Box 436, Dayton, Ohio.

Bartram, Stuart, from Commercial Refriger- ation Mfg. Co., 1020 E. 59th St., Los Angeles, Calif. to Billings Ozone Corporation, 520 N. Michigan Blvd., Chicago, Ill.

Benson, E. C. from 2605 Columbus Ave., 628 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, Minn.

Benton, Milner D., from 542 Milwaukee St., Milwaukee, Wis., to Willow Springs, Mo.

Blackinger, Arthur J., from 104 Park Ave., to 38 Feronia Way, Rutherford, N. J.

Bossert, J. C., from c/o Jones Hardware Co., to c/o The Lima Kelv. & Home Equip. Co., 108 S. Elizabeth St., Lima, Ohio.

Bracken, J. H., from the Celotex Co., 645 N. Michigan Ave., to the Celotex Co., 919 N. Michi- gan Ave., Chicago, Il.

Braun, A., from 103 W. 104th St., to 105 W. 104th St., New York, N. Y.

Brooks, Joseph, from 4158 W. Gladys Ave., to 3839 Van Buren St., Chicago, Il.

Brown, D. B., from c/o Dayton Distr. Frigi- daire, 300 W. Fifth St., to c/o Dayton Distr. Frigidaire, Box 436, Dayton, Ohio.

Brown, W. R., from 139 N. Sutter St., to Box 457, Stockton, Calif.

Burke, B. W., from 3351 N. Springfield Ave., to 3411 N. Crawford Ave., Chicago, Ill.

Burk, S. A., from Oxford Court Apt. 1219 River St., Eau Claire, Wis.

Canfield, A. L., from Grand Central Terminal Bldg., 42nd St., to Belding Hall Co., Coml. Dept., 1504 New York Central Bldg., 230 Park Ave., New York, N. Y.

Cassidy, John D., from Box 452, Sound Beach, Conn., to 11 Eton St., Springfield, Mass.

Castellucci, Hector, A., from c/o Goldberg, 829 Lafayette Ave., to c/o Goldberg, 965 50th St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

Chesney, Charles, from c/o Chesney Servel Co., 109 N. Jefferson, San Angelo, Tex., to R. 1, Box 57, Glendale, Ariz.

Cuff, A. E., from 3355 E. Jefferson Ave., to 2575 West Grand Blvd., Detroit, Mich.

Deiters, J., from Sioux Center, Iowa, to 608 W. Willow St., Cherokee, Iowa.

Demots, Lawrence, from Sioux Center, Iowa, to 1216 W. 18th St., Sioux City, Iowa.

Downey, Harold L., from Copeland Refriger-


10, to

Albert B. Ashford, Inc., Yoru, BH. ¥.

Dry Ice Corp. of America, from 133 So. Divis- ion St., Buffalo, N. Y., to H. M. Taylor, 1318 W. 58th St., Cleveland, Ohio.

Dunk, W. F., from 230%-17th Place, to 533 3rd Ave., Clinton, Iowa.

Fehrman, Earl H., 1222 Leland Ave., to 4621 Magnolia Ave., Chicago, Ill.

Filiatrault, G. K., from 300 W. Fifth St., to Box 436, Dayton, Ohio.

Fowler, Elbert, from 3326 Wesley Ave., Ber- bo se Ill., to General Delivery, Tippecanoe, Ohio.

Freeman, Vernon C., from 410 N. 8th St., to 1115 Plum Ave., South, Grand Forks, N. Dak.

Gable, A. E., from c/o Dayton Distr. Frigi- daire, 300 W. Fifth St., to c/o Dayton Distr. Frigidaire, Box 436, Dayton, Ohio.

Goodwin, J. W., from 660 Barnetti St., N. E., to 691 Penn Ave., N. E., Atlanta, Ga.

Granary, H. A., from c/o S. D. Woodard, Refrig. Dept. International Gen. Elec. Co., 120 Broadway, New York, N. Y., to International Gen. Elec. Co., Inc., P. O. Box 451, Ancon, Canal Zone.

Greer, Norman R., from P. O. Box 605, Stock-

12 E. 44th St., New


G. R. S. Products Co., Inc., from B. K. Shel- don, Sales Mgr., Albany, N. Y., to B. K. Shel- don, Sales Mgr., Box 1052, Rochester, N. Y.

Hallinan, Thomas, from 865 N. Hoover, Los —* Calif., to 2752 E. First St., Long Beach, alif. Hancock, Fred M., from 15772 Hartwell St., to 340 E. Grand Blvd., Apt. 302, Detroit, Mich. Hart, G. E., from 29 Endwell St., to Box 304, Johnson City, N. Y. Heideman, Fred J., from 139 Salem, to De- Luxe Apts., Salem and Grand Aves., Dayton, Ohio. Hillwick, F. B., from 109 Atlas St., Akron, Ohic, to c/o O. B. McClintock Co., Box 2064, Minneapolis, Minn. Hoxie, H. A., from 236 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to 822 Main St., St. Joseph, Mo.

Ibanez, Leonard C., from 1164 E. Van Buren, to E. Culver St., Phoenix, Ariz.

Jensen, W. E., from 1331 Franklin, to 1646 High, Denver, Colo. Johnson, Philip M., from 176 Neal St., Port- land, Maine, to c/o Kelvinator, Inc., 171 Sidney St., Cambridge, Mass. Jones, E. E., from 1080 Oakland Ave., to 139 Michigan St., Milwaukee, Wis. Jones, W. V., from 1376 Monroe St., to 1136 Greenlan, Memphis, Tenn. Jordan, Leroy M., from 257 Union St., New Bedford, Mass., to Emerson & Mason Inc., 834 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass.

Kelvinator Sales Co., from 151 No. Fifth St., to 114 S. 5th St., Reading, Pa.

Kennedy, C. L., from 714 Francis St., to 813 Francis St., St. Joseph, Mo.

Klechowita, Joe, from 463-26th St., Brown St., Milwaukee, Wis.

Kosloski, John, from 206-9th St., Apt. 16, to 227-19th St., Milwaukee, Wis.

Leary, Harry G., from 1122 Findlay Ave., to 1563 Yates Ave., Bronx, N. Y.

Lee, Albert E., from 2728 Woodley Place, Washington, D. C., to 215 S. Farragut Terrace, Philadelphia, Pa.

MacLennon, A. M., from Hotel Stats, Kan- sas City, Mo., to Wellington Hotel, Omaha, Nebr.

Marsh, J. W., from Box 1313, Yakima, Wash., to Gen. Del., Butte, Mont.

Martin, E. E., from 1206 S. Ford Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif., to 631 Lincoln, Fresno, Calif.

Mason, W. G., 812 Kanawha St., Charleston, W. Va., to 16 Avenue B—Egedale, Wheeling, W. Va.

Melick, E. W., from 226 Avondale Ave., Had- donleigh, to 626 Avondale Ave., Haddonfield, N. J.

to 1317

Mile, B. H., from 414 S ist St., Oskaloosa, Iowa, to 1119 E. Olive St., Bloomington, Ill.

Minn. Power & Light Co., from c/o A. H. Herbert, Box 60, Little Falls, Minn., to c/o A. H. Herbert, Eveleth, Minn.

Molyneux, H. M., from 1637 Ulster St., to 485 S. Franklin, Denver, Colo.

Murray, J. E., from 300 W. Fifth St., to Box 436, Dayton, Ohio.

Newport, H. F., from The Hibbard Co., 6504 Euclid Ave., to 1713 W. 69th St., Cleveland, Ohio.

Niebling, F. W., from c/o F. W. Niebling Co., to c/o E. W. Bliss Co., Salem, Ohio.

Nordskog, S. B., 1605 8th Ave., North, Fort Dodge, Iowa, to 1706 Palmetto St., Sioux City, Iowa.

North, Robt., from 158 B. 85th St., to 150 B 86th St., Rockaway Beach, L. I., N. Y.

O’Brien, J. J., from c/o Stanley Auto Prod- ucts Co., 4660 Merritt Ave., to 719 Fisher Bldg., Detroit. Mich.

Olds, H. F., from c/o S. D. Woodard, Refrig. Dept., International Gen. Elec. Co., 120 Broad- way, New York, N. Y., to S. African Gen. Elec. Co., Ltd., P. O. Box 1905, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ontario County Sales & Service, South Main St., Canandaigua, N. Y., East Ave., Rochester, N. Y.

Otis, Frank, from 804 N. Broad St., to 2729 N. 13th St., Philadelphia, Pa.

Owen, Jesse E., from Owens Farm, Big Flats, N. Y., to R.D. 1, Elmira, N. Y

Pellisser, C. A., from 244 West Newton St., to Suite 4, 100 Queensberry St., Boston, Mass.

Phillips, H. D., from Petroleum Div., South- western Adv. Co., Majestic Theater Bldg., to Tracy-Locke-Dawson, Inc., Majestic Bldg., Dal- las, Texas. Puffer, Paul H., 5008 Freemont Ave. S., Min- neapolis, Minn., to 1551 Alexander, S. E., Grand Rapids, Mich.

Radio Lighthouse, Inc., from 2902 Main St., to 701 Waugh Drive, Houston, Texas. Rawsthorne, J. K., from 5637 Woodcrest Ave., to 1902 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. Reiter, Al., from 10237 Yale Ave., Chicago, Ill., to 4278 Second Blvd., Detroit, Mich. Riemer, A. C., from 229 Manning Blvd., to 123 S. Main Ave., Albany, N. Y.

Roberts, Geo., from Welsbach Washington Co., 1748 M St., N. W., Washington, D. C., to 3516 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, Pa. Robinson, Thomas, from c/o Montana Electric Shop, 1411 Montana Ave., to P. O. Box 367, Santa Monica, Calif.

Rykken, Leon H., from 160 E. Illinois St., Chicago, Ill., to 132 N. Ridglan Ave., Oak Park, Tl.

Sala & Sala, from 1100 S. W. 22nd Ave., Miami, Fla., to Winchester, Ill.

Sayward, Henry L., from San Cristobal Apts., San Juan, Porto Rico to c/o L. R. Wood, Inc., 122 Greenwich St., New York, N. Y.

Smith, C. G., 325 W. Main St., Madison, Wis., to Devon Arms Hotel, Apt. 706, 6330 Winthrop Ave., Chicago, Ill.

Southworth, John E., from 757 Mallison Ave., to 705 Damon, Akron, Ohio.

Spayd, M. A., from 300 W. Fifth St., to Box 436, Dayton, Ohio.

Stahl, C. S., from 611 Howard, to 835 How- ard, San Francisco, Calif.

Stull, W. B., from 300 W. Fifth St., to Box 436, Dayton, Ohio.

Swarthout, Harry H., from 945 W. Gran? Ave., Beloit, Wis., to c/o Philadelphia Electrical Co., Philadelphia, Pa.

Symmonds, B. L., from 300 W. Fifth St., to Box 436, Dayton, Ohio.

Tarr, Francis, from 729 Warrington Ave., to 715 Warrington Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Taylor, John B., from Gotham Apt. Hotel, 2718 Linwood Blvd., to 3830 Warwick, Kansas City, Mo.

Thomas, Ben L., from c/o Kelvinator Sales Corp., 1910 Boren Ave., to c/o Mutual Creamery, 72 Columbia, Seattle, Wash.

Thornton, James, from U. S. Daily Pub. Co., 2325 Dime Bank Bldg., to U. S. Daily Pub. Co., 2114 Dime Bank Bldg., Detroit, Mich. Tichenor, C. R., from 875 Bush St., to 1535 Green, San Francisco, Calif.

Walters, Hugh, from 13555-12th St., to 2359 Monterey Ave., Detroit, Mich.

Weatherly, Herbert L., from 4315 Lydia St., to 1935 Woodward Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Weems, Richard P., from 817 S. Grand Ave., Ft. Thomas, Ky., to 2157 Mt. Holly, Baltimore, Md.

Whiting, Harold W., from 325 W. 25th St., to 2211 Myrtle, Erie, Pa.

Whitmore, Harry, from Main St. and White- hall Rd., Norristown, Pa., to 4635 Penn St., Prankford, Philadelphia, Pa.

Wilkinson, Helen, from 2249 Book Cadillac Hotel, to Carnation Milk Products Co., Ocon-

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vor. 3, No. 25, Serrat No. 75

Copyright, 1929, by Business News Pub. Co.

Detroit, Micuican, Aucust 14, 1929

Entered as second class matter August 1, 1927, at the Post Office, Detroit, Michigan.




President of Ice Association Unable to Control Locals

ONVENING on the first day of Au- gust, the Refrigeration Division of the National Electrical Manufacturers’ Association met at Cleveland to dis- cuss problems common to the industry, divided itself into three parts, reassem- pled as a whole to consider the work done by its triad of sections, and emerged with a resolution of considerable signifi- cance, published elsewhere on this page. The three sections were the executive committee, the technical committee, and the publicity committee. The technical committee attempted to reach an agree- ment on the details of construction and the amount of refrigerant to be con- tained in residential multiple systems. The publicity committee considered pro- posals to enlist newspaper editors in a campaign to combat the harmful effects of adverse publicity accruing from the Chicago situation.

Basing their discussion on the pro- posed code submitted July 26 by the special industry committee to a Chicago City Council subcommittee, the members of the technical committee considered additions and amendments to that sec- tion of the tentative Chicago code which deals with the details of multiple sys- tems in residences. The committee was unable to agree.

The publicity committee discussed at some length recent publicity material issued by the ice industry “playing up” accidents in Chicago for which electric refrigeration had been blamed. It was reported that President Robbins of the Associated Ice Industries telegraphed local associations not to take advantage of the Chicago situation, which action stopped newspaper advertising by the associations, but which had no effect on the distribution of literature by ice com- panies.

Advertising within the industry rela- tive to the Chicago affair was also dis- cussed, as was the possibility of utilizing the National Food Preservation Program to rebuild what public confidence that might have been lost. It was agreed that future advertising should not stress the relative safety of refrigerants.

The list of representatives attending the meeting will be found on page 13.


Howard A. Lewis, recently elected as treasurer of Kelvinator Corp., Detroit, who continues as vice-president and director of export operations.


The Cleveland Health Department has just completed a survey of leading manu- facturers of household refrigerating units with a view to finding what may be necessary, if anything, in the way of an ordinance providing for the installation and use of such systems in homes, it is reported by Dr. H. J. Knapp, Chief of ‘Sees for Food and Drug Con- trol.

The data gathered has been compiled in report form and turned over to Col. Elliott H. Whitlock, smoke commis- sioner, for possible legislative recom- mendations. Col. Whitlock would have charge of the enforcement of any such laws.

It is the opinion of Dr. Knapp, how- ever, whose recommendations will un- doubtedly carry considerable weight in the consideration, that if the adoption of an ordinance is considered, it should be a standard one such as it is hoped will grow out of the present discussion in Chicago.

Resolution of Manufacturers Con- demns Destructive Advertising

And Selling Methods

Discussion of

Distributors and Dealers Urged to Avoid


i facturers present at the

individual manufacturers,


XECUTIVE representatives of electric refrigerator manu-

Division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association at the Statler Hotel at Cleveland, Ohio, August 1, unanimously endorsed the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the manufacturers of mechanical refrigerants are collectively interested in creating the largest possible group of prospective purchasers of their product and to share in the business so created according to their individual merits and,

WHEREAS, any expedient that may be adopted by indivi- dual manufacturers which may cause the public to question the merits of mechanical refrigeration of any type and thereby tend to diminish the total volume of refrigeration sales is harm- ful to the industry generally and in the last analysis to the

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Refrigeration Division of NEMA does not approve selling or advertising policies or any other expedient which encourages discussion of the relative merits of the various types of refrigerants and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of this organization will use every means at their disposal to restrain their distributors and dealers and all employes of such organ- izations to act according to the spirit and the letter of this

meeting of the Refrigeration


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Kelvinator, G. E. and Frigidaire to Make Announcements Over Radio

ALTER J. Daily, Earl Doty and Earl Lines, members of the adver- tising committee of the National Food preservation publicity on radio pro- General Electric Co., Frigidaire Corp. and Kelvinator Corp., have announced that their firms will broadcast food preservation publicity on radio programs beginning probably the last week in Au- gust and continuing through September. The national activity will be mentioned each Saturday night on the General Electric hour, and on the General Motors hour, Monday night, both on trans-con- tinental hookups of the National Broad- casting Co. Kelvinator Corp. is now mak- ing final arrangements for semi-weekly broadcasts during the fall.

The National Retail Furniture Asso- ciation has sent a 750-word special bul- letin to all members of the association, outlining the program, and calling on the furniture men to participate actively. The California Fruit Growers Exchange has endorsed the activity and has of- fered to aid the movement in every pos- sible way through all its agencies, and is strongly urging participation by all its business associates.

National Food Preservation advertising makes its debut in the September issue of the Cosmopolitan magazine, which is already on the newstands. During the past week orders for sales promotion material have been received from one hundred cities. Mrs. E. L. Pomeroy, of the Georgia Power and Light Co., Black- shear, Ga., is the first woman to be ap- pointed a city chairman in the drive.

Local Groups Order Material

An indication of the vigor with which participation has been planned, is pre- sented in the amounts of the various tie- up materials already ordered at National advertising headquarters, more than a month before the active opening of the Program. More than 3,000,000 milk bot- tle jackets, 40,000 truck banners, 6,000,000 booklets for the information of com- petitors in the National Idea Contest for $25,000 in prizes, 800,000 thermometers, and proportionately large amounts of other materials had been requisitioned before the last week of July.

In Utica, N. Y., the city health officer is acting as chairman for the Food Pres- ervation Program, and one ice dealer in that city pledged $500 to the local budget. In all parts of New York state, M. E. Skinner, regional director No. 3, reports, activities are progressing very satisfac- torily. Buffalo, Syracuse and a number of smaller centers have sent in orders for tie-up materials. Mr. Skinner is help- ing the work aiong with a regional News Bulletin, which goes to all interested in participating in the movement in his territory.

District 6 Active

In District 6, where George Whitwell is regional director, dairy, refrigeration, gas, and electrical industries, in addition to the Merchants Association, are all co- operating to make the Pittsburgh Pro- gram effective. A large order for pub- licity material is being placed and the Duquesne Light Co. is putting out 200,000 leaflets describing the National Idea Con- test, in addition to the MacDonald book- lets. These will be distributed by the company’s meter readers beginning Au- gust 15.

Washington, D. C., is preparing for the active work of the Program in September, as evidenced by the first orders for tie-up advertising materials placed by the or- ganization in the nation’s capital. C. M. Sharpe has been appointed by H. A. Brooks, regional director No. 7 to take direct charge of this work, and see that the District of Columbia is started in good shape.

Lexington, Louisville and other cities are being organized and work in this division of District 8, under C. L. Dunn, is progressing very satisfactorily. Toledo, Youngstown and Marion, Ohio, are the latest cities in that territory to be com- pletely organized, and Cleveland’s first partial order for tie-up materials is al- ready in.

H. B. Lewis, regional director No. 14, has been making an intensive campaign to organize the activities of the pro- gram in his territory of Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. Lincoln, Omaha, Des Moines, and many smaller centers are completing their organizations; St.

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Chicago Aldermen Hear Arguments On Proposed Refrigeration Ordinance

LTHOUGH taken by surprise when Health Commissioner Kegel

introduced a brand new code radically different in principle from the ordinances thus far submitted, adherents of the multiple system won “round five” of the Chicago battle for a new refrigeration ordinance by a wide margin before the Health Committee of the Chicago City Council Friday, August 9.

With Alderman T. F. (Terry) Moran, one of the most powerful figures in Chicago politics, holding the reins as chairman, the General Committee on Public Health of the Chicago City Council met in the Council Chambers and heard the report of its subcommittee on a proposed new refrigeration ordinance for the city.


Drafting of a refrigerator ordinance, to lessen the danger from escaping re- frigerants, was started on August 8 by the Detroit Department of Buildings and Safety Engineering. In the near future the City Council will be asked to ap- prove the measure.

H. H. Mills, chief of the Detroit Safety Department, together with other city officials attended a conference of execu- tives from various cities held recently at Chicago to discuss means of preventing refrigeration accidents.

Mrs. John C. Nagel, wife of the acting mayor of Detroit, is recovering from ill- ness caused by the inhalation of am- monia fumes which escaped from a mechanical refrigerator in the Nagel summer home at Ann Arbor, Mich., a short time ago.

Alderman Eaton, as Chairman of the subcommittee, reviewed all its hearings on the subject, presented the Boiler In- spection Department ordinance (which had passed the subcommittee by a three- to-one vote), and offered as his own minority report a draft of a new code prepared by Commissioner Kegel of the Health Department.

Dr. Kegel’s new ordinance, Alderman Eaton pointed out, confined itself to the consideration of household machines, and accepted the regulations of the Gearon (Boiler Inspection Department) ordi- nance on all other points. The Kegel code, it was explained to the members of the Health Committee, differed essen- tially from the Gearon ordinance in that it allowed refrigerating systems of any kind provided they are designed and in- stalled so as to permit not more than two pounds of gas to escape in any dwelling room, or more than 10 pounds in the basement of a dwellingr The Gearon ordinance, on the other hand, permitted the installation of multiple

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Alderman Taylor’s Fourteen Points in Favor of Multiple Systems

By Alderman James H. Taylor

1. The Boiler Inspection Depart- ment, the best engineers in the country, and the Plumbing De- partment (which is a division of the Health Department) have all assured me that multiple systems can be made safe.

2. No cases of death have oc- curred from leaks in multiple systems which have been in- spected.

3. Leaks that have caused deaths have been in the vicinity of the cabinet, and not in the piping leading to the cabinet.

4. Mechancal refrigeration is a great asset to public health by preventing growth of bacteria in foodstuffs; hence, fewer cases of food poisoning are produced. It thus plays a large part in keeping people well and making life more pleasurable.

5. Multiple systems are more economical, and can be installed more cheaply than single units; hence more people will receive, by their use, the benefits of electric refrigeration.

6. I am a practicing physician, and I have not yet met a single case of refrigerant gas poisoning among my clients, although I have many patients who are using mul- tiple systems.

7. The death rate from multiple systems is infinitesimally low: 1/400 of 1 per cent. And all these

FTER careful consideration of the data brought before me as a member of the Chicago City Council sub-committee on the drafting of a new refrigeration ordinance, I hereby de- clare myself opposed to any measure which would stop the in- stallation of multiple systems in favor of single units, because:

8. The public is sold on electric refrigeration; and it is our duty to see that as many as possible can receive its benefits.

9. The multiple system is much less dangerous than illuminating gas, from which 500 deaths oc- curred in Chicago in 1928; or the automobile, which has killed 510 people here this year (up to a few days ago).

10. We will allow some 20 to 30 firms which are making multiple systems in Chicago to continue in business.

11. We will allow thousands of workmen who are now employed in making multiples to continue to earn their daily bread.

12. I do not believe that limiting all units to two pounds of any re- frigerant would be_ consistent legislation; because we know that two pounds of sulphur dioxide is 40 times as poisonous as two pounds of methyl chloride.

13. It has been shown that an inspected multiple system is as safe as a single unit; for there have been no deaths in connection with either. Hence, the two vari- eties are equally safe.

14. I believe in the American spirit of fair play and justice; and up to the present time no sufficient proof of the dangers of multiple

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