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Personnel and Their Families of 

Consolidated Aircraft Corporation 

We wish for you and yours a pleasant 
and Prosperous New Year 

We examine eyes, fit glasses, repair 
them when broken 

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Your patronage is very much 


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you to compare our regular prices and convince your- 
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Volume 2 

January, 1937 

Number 1 

JUST a few words of wisdom from 
Paul Rcverc's horse — 
Have you ever been approached by 
a man offering to sell you a grass seed 
that is guaranteed to grow only 2,'j 
inches in height, thus eliminating the 
necessity of cutting the lawn? Or 
been offered rare laces that have been 
smuggled into this country duty free? 
Or been offered stock in a sulphur 
mine that should make you rich over- 
night? Or been sold boxes of glaced 
fruit and found that the glace was 
only on the top layer? Or been ap- 
proached at your door by a salesman 
offering to sell a hair tonic that will 
grow hair on a billiard ball? Or of- 
fered a gadget that will do everything 
from shining your shoes to keeping 
your wife at home? If you have pur- 
chased any of these or similar articles 
and found them not as represented you 
have no doubt experienced the same 
feeling of mortification and chagrin 
experienced by the poker player who 
bets a pair of jacks only to find that 
the man on his right is the proud 
possessor of three deuces. Such un- 
pleasant experiences are entirely un- 
necessary when such a splendid agency 
as the Better Business Bureau is in 
operation. Remember, it costs you 
nothing to take advantage of this ser- 
vice. If in doubt about a person or 
company's authenticity, simply call 
the Better Business Bureau at Franklin 
6521 and get their opinion. CON- 
SOLIDATED is a member of this or- 
ganization but everyone is entitled to 
their aid. Don't be a Steve Brodie when 
it comes to spending your hard-earned 
money. Be from Missouri — you have 
to be shown! Dobbin. 


AN excerpt from a letter received 
from Edna T. Hawley. Case 
Worker with the American Red Cross, 
reads as follows: 

"Mr. Blank came in early this 
month to report that he is working 
for CONSOLIDATED. From that of 
a defeated, hopeless individual, his 
personality has changed to that of a 
self-respecting craftsman, conscious of 
his skill. 

'"We want you to know that we ap- 
preciate your cooperation in this case." 

From an employee to Night Super- 
intendent, Mr. Emrick, and the Night 

"I want to acknowledge with many 
thanks the Christmas gift sent to me. 
It really made me very happy to know 
and to feel that in such a large or- 
ganization your thoughts and good 
deeds still could be with me and a few 
others as unfortunate as myself." 

To the Night Shift: 

"I want you to know how deeply 
we appreciate your kindness to us 
Christmas. I had intended to write 
right away but we have all been sick 
with the Flu so even the most import- 
ant things have been left undone. 

"We thank you from the bottom of 

our hearts for such a wonderful sur- 
prise, making it possible for us to have 
such a nice Christmas. 

"We have spent a great deal of time 
wondering how you happened to 
know about us. " 

About a dozen similar letters have 
been received, all expressing their ap- 
preciation of the Christmas cheer 
jointly provided by the Night Shift 

Many incidents such as the above 
happen every day among the em- 
ployees of CONSOLIDATED. One 
group went so far as to take up a 
collection to help make a payment on 
the car of a fellow employee who was 
confined in the hospital after being 
injured in an automobile accident. 
Who says that the spirit of the Golden 
Rule is dead? 


The President's Column 2-3 

Femme News 4-5 

Our New Canadian Partner 6-7 

Our Photographer 8 

Cheers From Side Lines 9 

Pay By Check 10 

That 1936 Dance 14-15-31 

Spot Welding 16-17 

Group Insurance 18 

Another New Years 19 

Bonham Bros. Band 20 

Bowling, Basketball. Soccer 22-23 

Mountain News 24 

Our Artists 25 

Hobbies 26 

Machine Shop Drippings 27 

Stainless Steel 28 

Mesa Flying Club 29 

Capital News 30 

Plant Notes 2 to 32 

All coramunications should be addressed to the CONSOLIDATOR, c/o CONSOLIDATED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION. Lindbergh Field. San Diego. California. 

Permission to reprint, in whole or in part, any of the subject matter herein, is gladly granted any established publication provided proper credit is given the CONSOLIDATOR, 

Material may not be used for advertising. Printed by Frye ii Smith, in U. S. A. 


• • 

The President's Column 

OHORTLY after the first of each 
^-^ year, the accountants and auditors 
of most corporations are busily en- 
gaged in preparing an Annual Report, 
that is, a report to stockholders of the 
corporation showing the results of the 
last year's efforts, the profits or losses, 
and in most cases a written report by 
the ranking officer on the prospects for 
the future. As in the case of our own 
company, it usually requires some 
weeks before the stockholders can re- 
ceive this information. There is a good 
deal of work involved. It is fortunate, 
however, that at this, the beginning of 
a New Year, certain information rela- 
tive to the employees, their incomes 
and their prospects, is available and it 
seems to me that the passing on to 
you of some of this information might 
help to cement the relations and under- 
standings that should exist between us. 
With this thought in mind and with 
the purpose of better acquainting you 
with your company I give you a few 
facts relative to CONSOLIDATED'S 
employment situation at this time. 

On the date of writing we have a 
total of 3613 employees on the pay- 
roll. Of this number 2985 are actual 

producing factory men; there are 412 
more in the factory that may be classed 
as non-productive, such as mainten- 
ance men, inspectors, timekeepers, 
watchmen and janitors, shipping and 
receiving and other clerks, etc. The 
Engineering Department accounts for 
152 and the General Office has 64 em- 
ployees, 44 of which are employed in 
the Accounting Department, the re- 
maining 20 being officers and execu- 
tives, their secretaries, etc. 

Every one of those 3613 employees 
has steady work. By that I mean that 
we have no employees on a 3 -day week 
basis, no employees working only four 
or five hours a day and no employees 
on piece work. We have sufficient 
work ahead of us for a year and a half 
and expect to get more during that 
time. A majority of our employees 
should have steady work for years 
to come. 

Our employees have been subjected 
to propaganda tending to give them 
a biased point of view. Various prom- 
ises have been made and figures quoted. 
Some of these may have been sincere 
but some have emanated from sources 
with an ulterior motive who have dis- 
torted figures and actually misstated 
facts. The following figures, which arc 
a matter of record, will undoubtedly 
interest all of you. 

As employees have become more 
skilled, voluntary increases have been 
made from time to time. I have checked 
back three months and find that since 
October 1, 1936, to the end of the 
year, over 1600 of our hourly em- 
ployees have received increases. This 
comprises over 62', of the total on 
the payroll at the beginning of that 
three-months period. In that same 
time. 94 of our salaried employees have 
received increases which comprises 
28'~c of our salary staff. 

These raises will cost CONSOLI- 

DATED at the rate of $164,845.44 
during the coming year ($147,052.80 
to hourly employees, $17,792.64 to 
salaried employees). 

Many stories have been circulated 
regarding the potential profits of this 
company. As you know, practically 
all of the work we are now doing is 
for our Navy. One thing, however, 
that you may not know, is that un- 
der the Vinson Act, we are barred by 
law from profiting more than 10' r 
on Navy business. Don't be misled 
into believing that this means we are 
guaranteed 10', on our work. On the 
contrary, it means that the most we 
can make is 10'^, but we can lose any 
amount within the size of the cor- 
poration's purse — beyond that would 
mean we "go broke". We must bid, 
in the usual course, for such business. 
After all factors have been taken into 
consideration, the lowest responsible 
bidder receives the business, at a 
FIXED price. If his estimate of his 
manufacturing costs has been low, he 
loses money and is in no way reim- 
bursed by the Government. If. on the 
other hand, his estimate is high, no 
benefit beyond the 10% gross is de- 
rived by the company — any overage 
must be returned to the Government. 
This 10% is gross profit — not net. 
There are a great many expenses not 
allowed by the Government and 
which must come out of the 10%, 
such as certain Federal taxes (of which 
there are plenty) , interest on bor- 
rowed money, advertising, publicity. 

It is needless to say that there hasn't 
been any excess profit returned to the 
Government by this company under 
the Vinson Act to date. Incidentally. 
Uncle Sam docs not take our word 
for it: at his wish and from time to 
time his auditors check every item of 
cost to see that we do not exceed the 
maximum allowable profit and to ver- 
ify costs. 

At this point it might be of interest 
to you to know that the stockholders 
of CONSOLIDATED haven't re- 


January, 1937 

ceived a dividend in more than eight 
years, with the exception of the pre- 
ferred dividend { 6' t per annum) paid 
to holders of our recently issued pre- 
ferred stock, which is in the same class 
as money borrowed and which was 
issued for the purpose of financing our 
recent plant expansion. 

It might be said that the company 
could bid higher on contracts, but the 
volume of business we have been able 
to obtain and the amount of work we 
offer to employees is the result of our 
having been low bidder and we would 
not have received this business other- 

From the foregoing, you will see 
that there is just so much in the pot. 
Every man in the organization is un- 
der constant observation for promo- 
tion and for that reason, 1700 men 
have received increases during three 
months. There is just so much money 
in each contract and CONSOLI- 
DATED can, at best, only benefit by a 
small percentage of it. And so it is 
that when one man is able to produce 
some article in a more economical man- 
ner, thereby saving that much for the 
pot. he in turn receives just reward in 
the form of increased compensation. 
On the other hand, those on our pay- 
roll who increase the cost of our pro- 
ducts by inefficiency, are removing the 
possibility of increased wages to others. 
In the long run these men are elim- 

Our company is clean cut; we have 
no highly paid executives who sit in 
swivel chairs and do no work, no 
crew of attorneys who draw high re- 
tainers, and no connections with high- 
priced, costly industrial associations. 
The highest paid executives in this 
company draw less than is paid sim- 
ilar executives by many smaller cor- 

We are working on a base of forty 
hours per week and are temporarily 
offering five hours of overtime to 
everyone ( except as to fourteen of us 
on the executive payroll who work 
the overtime without the extra pay 
therefor) , at time-and-a-third for the 
day shift, and ten hours overtime to 
everyone on the night shift at the same 

rate. This overtime costs us an extra 
bonus amounting to more than $200,- 
000 per year. Everybody (except the 
fourteen) gets his share of this bonus. 

If we paid time-and-a-half, this 
bonus would cost over $300,000 per 
year — or about $1,000 per working 
day. At such a penalty we could not 
afford very much overtime — only such 
as was absolutely necessary to main- 
tain production. The Assistant Secre- 
tary of Labor told me the time-and-a- 
half provision in the Walsh-Healy Act 
was put there to force employers (be- 
cause of the high penalty for over- 
time) to absorb as many as possible 
of the 11,000,000 odd men with no 
jobs. None of our current contracts 
comcs-under the Walsh-Healy Act. 

It seems to me that under our pres- 
ent system everybody gets the same 
treatment — whereas under a system 
offering spasmodic overtime, only a 
fortunate few would benefit thereby. 

Since last May no employee has 
drawn less than 40 cents per hour. 

Please think over the following. 
There is just so much money in the 
fixed-price-contract jackpot. It has to 
cover all labor, material, overhead and 
( we hope) the permitted profit. Labor 
comes first — it must be paid promptly 
— its average rate must increase in 
times like these. If there are 100 men 
to draw from a jackpot each will get 
more than if 150 men draw there- 
from. Therefore shirkers cost real 
workers money. If we can rid our- 
selves of shirkers there will be more 
to go around among those remaining. 
Pay increases effected from time to 
time exemplify your management's 
desire to pay employees the best wages 
possible, as their skill increases pro- 

Persistent rumors have been cir- 
culated in San Diego that CONSOLI- 
DATED employees are underpaid. 
Reference to authentic sources of in- 
formation will show that this is not 
the case. The United States Depart- 
ment of Labor publishes statistical in- 
formation for the entire country in 
its Monthly Labor Review. On page 
1285 of the last issue of this publica- 
tion appears the information that the 

average weekly earnings for the entire 
aircraft industry in the United States 
were $26.07 in August, 1936. The 
State of California Labor Statistics re- 
port shows the average in California 
to have been $25.82 for the same 
month. CONSOLIDATED'S weekly 
average during last August was 
$28.00, $1.93 better than the average 
for the nation and $2.18 better than 
the average for California.. The num- 
erous increases granted since August 
will doubtless show even more fav- 
orable comparison when statistical 
data for present conditions become 

No matter what trend affairs may 
take, you could not ask anything 
fairer than that your own government 
should audit the cost of the work you 
are doing: check to see that money is 
not paid out dishonestly: require us 
to return all beyond what it prescribes 
as fair pay to the corporation for what 
it is hired to do. You're sure of a square 
deal since the management prefers to 
pay out in wages to our employees the 
full amount available for labor in our 
contracts rather than return any ex- 
cess to the Government. This is in line 
with President Roosevelt's expressed 
desire to give labor the highest pos- 
sible return for its work. 

We have spent all we had, and our 
preferred stockholders have recently 
put up more, to provide us with ideal 
working conditions — a fine factory, 
well lighted, well heated, airy, sani- 
tary, healthful and clean. Our busi- 
ness is not as dangerous to workers as 
many. It has a firm future and is an 
honorable way of making a living 
without resort to slave-killing 

Challenge propaganda unless you 
know it to be fact ! Our products — our 
business — are founded upon truth! 
R. H. Fleet. 

P.S. — The Works Manager has been 
authorized to offer three cash prizes of 
$50.00, $30.00 and $20.00 each 
month to employees for the best sug- 
gestions to cut costs, with announce- 
ment of award in each CONSOLI- 
DATOR. We can pay higher wages if 
we can lower costs.. R.H.F. 



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Moderate Prices 

Open Sundays 
and Holidays 

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cheap heat in the home. For many 
years Davidson's has been stove 
headquarters for San Diego. The 
largest selection of new and used 
stoves of all types in San Diego 
County. Prices are uniformly low. 



SIXTH «nd, F STRE El;|i 


DECEMBER 1 6th was the red letter day for the girls of CONSOLI- 
DATED. What happened on that date? The girls' Christmas Party was 
held that night at the U. S. Grant Hotel. Did we all have a good time:" It is 
rumored we did. 

Covers were laid for thirty-three girls. The tabic was decorated in red and 
white. A center piece, the latest model of the PBY- 1 FLYING BOAT, domi- 
nated the center of the table. The hull of the boat was covered with red 
flowers and the wings with white flowers. A good suggestion for our next 
color scheme on the PBY-3's. A large mound of flowers decorated each end 
of the table. Individual silver airplanes, bearing each girl's name, marked 
each place. 

A beautifully lighted Christmas tree filled a corner of the room. Each girl 
received a Christmas Gift, left by Santa during the day. for her. Santa also 
visited us during the evening to make sure a good time was had by all. 

Prizes were won by Grayce Holm (Employment Department), Vanita 
Janke (Accounting Office) Blanche Davis ( Telephone Operator) . 

Last, but not least, a treat was in store for those who looked in on our 
party. The best togs of the year were on display and everyone was on their 
best behavior until 



M^"-^^^ ►'tf«*^ 


1;oo M^. ^^"-^ ^"'^^'^ '^""' 

Did we have a good time:* Thanks to those who helped to make our party 
such a grand success, we did! Lucille. 


We cannot tell it all in rhyme 
Our poet hasn't got the time 

To cover all the detail. 
But here and there a point or two 
Can in this way be brought to you 

Let's say. by rhythmic retail. 


Accepted critics more or less 
Would judge our partv a success 

'Cause no one there got lawless? 
So by these tokens we opine 
The party went off simplv fine 

And everything was flawless. 


January, 1937 

This fact alone made Mr glum 

And made him wish he hadn't come 

'Cause he's a funny fellow. 
He didn't like our show because 
He's always looking out for flaws. 

(You should have heard him bellow) . 

A little touch of dignitee 

Was added by our Mr 

Who dropped in. passing by. 
He sorta gave the party air 
He added tone, he added flair 

Don't ask. I'll tell you why 
He oozes atmosphere and poise 
(That can't be said of all the boys) 

And so we like to see him. 
We like to see him "on relief" 
His job. you know, spells "plenty grief. 

What can we say of Mr ? 

Well, really we could say a lot 

But how'd it look in print i' 
Likes to be vamped by a pretty girl, 
The writer had him in a whirl 

He didn't need a hint. 

What's this? A sofa in the way 
(Whose way?) 
We'll move the thing some other day 

Right now it's just a hurdle. 
Look out, you're next, you're in a "stall" 

Directly headed for a fall, 

The air stream's in a burble. 

The cameramen were on the job. 
A'snapping photos of the mob 

Between the Scotch and shakes. 
Our printer also did his best 
To make his presence manifest 

We think he got the breaks. 

An orchid too to Mr 

'Cause all the gals he tried to spank 

And find his Juliet. 
So then he took them one by one 
Until his evening's work was done. 

That boy can really pet. 

And thank you too. our M 

You made us all so glad to meet 

By bringing them two "quarties". 
As through our lives we gayly wend 
We hope you always can attend 

Our future Femme parties. 

The party, wondrous as it was. 
Was made much more so because 

You gave us that swell "likker". 
Our bearings, worn by months of toil. 
Were lubricated by this oil. 

And made to run much slicker. 



Our visitors' register discloses the 
following among man"/ others who 
have called upon us during the past 

C, H. Schildhauer, Operations 
Manager, Pan American Airways, Al- 
ameda, Calif. : Brigadier General Delos 
C. Emmons, A. C, Commanding, 
First Wing, G. H. Q., Air Force, 
March Field. Calif. :Edmond R. Doak, 
Manager, North American Aviation, 
Inglewood, Calif, : Rear Admiral Ern- 
est J. King, Commander Aircraft Base 
Force, U.S.S, Wright, North Island, 
Calif. ; J. Palmer Nicholls, President, 
Pacific Airmotive Corp., Burbank, 
Calif.: Lt. Col. G. E. Brower, A.C.. 
General Staff, War Dept., Washing- 
ton, D. C; E. E. Wilson, Vice-Presi- 
dent, United Aircraft Mfg. Co.. Hart- 
ford, Conn. 

Dear Ed: — 

I've sent copies of your "CONSOL- 
IDATOR" to several friends of mine 
who are in the publishing business and 
have received letters from them com- 
plimenting you on the neat, newsy, 
well-edited sheet, also I might men- 
tion they have in every instance men- 
tioned the composition and press- 

Now Ed, may I make a suggestion 
that I think would help a lot; 

Why not take — say two pages — 
and allot it to "Larry " — you might 
head it "Larry's Rib" or something 
like that. Then when the magazine 
is distributed we could turn right to 
this page, tear it out, throw it away, 
and then go on and really enjoy the 
book — or vice versa. 

Yours, Browne, 1050, Tank Dept. 

Al Nelson suggests that the "Skin- 
ners" use rubber screw drivers in the 


If planning to buy a car on time payments or to borrow money on your car, 
see Paul Wolcott. He can probably help your financing at low rates. 



San Diego Trust &C Savings BIdg. 



Our new [anadian Partner 

came into existence November 17, 
1936, by Supplementary Letters Pat- 
ent under The Companies Act of the 
Dominion of Canada changing the 
name from Fleet Aircraft of Canada, 
Limited, and increasing the authorized 
stock from 10,000 shares to 100,000 
shares, without par value, which when 
entirely issued will give the company 
a capitalization of $1,000,000. 
was originally organized March 25, 
1930, under its previous name as a 
subsidiary of CONSOLIDATED 
the purpose of furthering the sale of 
FLEET airplanes to the government 
and private flyers of Canada. 

Shortly after its organization the 
Company received an order from the 
Royal Canadian Air Force for 20 
FLEET training airplanes and since 
then the RCAF have adopted the 
FLEET as their standard training 
airplane. Four years later they placed 
another order for 10 FLEETS and at 
the present time have in process an 
order for 10 additional FLEETS. 
This business has been supplemented 
by orders from Canadian flying clubs 
(governmentally sponsored) for 12 
FLEETS and by several foreign ex- 
port orders for airplanes and parts. 
During the past six years and nine 
months the Company has sold and de- 
livered 112 airplanes approximating 
$684,000 and spare parts and repair 
services approximating $293,000. 

Starting just at the beginning of one 
of the world's severest depressions the 
Company did not make the progress 
anticipated. By hard work and stren- 
uous efforts on the part of the manage- 
ment the organization was held to- 
gether during these four trying years 
and was able to withstand the vicis- 
situdes of the times and emerge in 
1935 a strong, going concern. The 
additional business during the past 
two years, which accompanied the im- 
provement in general business condi- 
tions, a year ago necessitated doubling 
the size of its plant capacity from 
7,500 square feet of floor space to 
about 15,000 square feet. To accom- 
modate the present increase in busi- 
ness and to be in a position to take care 
of the future business now in pros- 
pect, plans have been drafted and con- 
struction will commence immediately 
to increase the plant to a floor area of 
about 36,000 square feet. This will 
ITED, plant facilities to completely 
manufacture, construct and assemble 

By R. S. madisan 

all the types of aircraft now contem- 

Since its inception and up to the 
present time the Company has been 
managed for CONSOLIDATED 
its able President, W. J. "Jack" San- 
derson. Under the new set-up the 
Company will be entirely controlled 
and primarily owned by Canadian in- 
terests whose desire will be to de- 
velop for FLEET AIRCRAFT, 
LIMITED, the same prestige and tra- 
ditions in Canada as are cherished by 
CORPORATION m the United 
States. It has always been the desire 
of CONSOLIDATED to make its 
Canadian subsidiary a real Canadian 
company. Primarily through the in- 
terest and efforts of Nesbitt Thomson 
and Company. Limited, one of the 
Dominion's best known investment 
banking firms, the change in owner- 
ited was effected. Although primarily 
owned and controlled by Canadians, 
will continue under the same excellent 
management of "Jack" Sanderson as 
President and General Manager. 

has acquired from CONSOLI- 
TION the exclusive rights to manu- 
facture and sell the FLEET and other 
current training airplanes of CON- 
SOLIDATED throughout all coun- 
tries of the world excepting the United 
States, its territories and possessions, 
and two other countries which were 
previously licensed to manufacture 
LIMITED, also receives the originals 
or van dykes of all production draw- 
ings and the special tools necessary for 
the reproduction and assembling of the 
aforementioned training airplanes. 
also receives options to the exclusive 
rights for the British Empire of other 
aircraft designs, subject to export re- 
lease, now developed or which may be 
developed in the future by CONSOL- 
TION on a royalty basis which has 
been or will be mutually agreed upon. 
CORPORATION will give its full 
cooperation to FLEET aIrCRAFT. 
LIMITED when that is not prohib- 
ited by the United States Govern- 
ment to the end that FLEET AIR- 

CRAFT, LIMITED may continue to 
be the enterprising, progressive, and 
successful concern that it has been in 
the past. 

On January 4, 1937, Nesbitt 
Thomson and Company, Limited, 
and associates offered for sale to in- 
terested Canadian investors 50,000 
shares of the 90,000 outstanding and 
issued shares of FLEET AIRCRAFT, 
LIMITED. The offering was consid- 
erably over-subscribed and many re- 
quests for allotments from interests in 
the United States were refused in order 
to retain the desired Canadian owner- 

We are happy to welcome as a mem- 
ber of the new Board of Directors and 
into our Canadian partnership Air 
Vice-Marshal W. A. Bishop, V.C, 
D.S.O., M.C., D.F.C., Vice-President 
of the McColl-Frontenac Oil Com- 
pany. We are also delighted to have as 
members of the Board of Directors 
H. H. Horsfall. President of Canada 
Wire y Cable Company: John Irwin, 
President of McColl-Frontenac Oil 
Company: A. J. Nesbitt. President of 
Nesbitt Thomson and Company, 
Limited; M. A. Thomson. Investment 
Dealer, also of Nesbitt Thomson and 
Company, Limited: E. G. McMillan. 
K.C.. of Rowell. Reid. Wright and 
McMillan, Barristers and Solicitors; 
W. J. "Jack" Sanderson: R. H. Fleet, 
and J. M. Gwinn, Jr. 

The new officers of FLEET AIR- 
"Jack" Sanderson. President and Gen- 
eral Manager: E. G. McMillan. K.C.. 
Vice-President; H. E. Langford. Sec- 
retary and Treasurer. 

Air Vice-Marshal Bishop is well 
known in aviation circles and is one 
of the greatest living aces of the past 
World War. Messrs. Horsfall and 
Irwin are numbered among the bet- 
ter known business executives of the 
Dominion. Messrs. Nesbitt and 
Thomson are affiliated with Nesbitt 
Thomson and Company. Limited, 
which has offices throughout the Do- 
minion of Canada and underwrote the 
capital stock issue for FLEET AIR- 
CRAFT, LIMITED. They have had 
years of experience in investment bank- 
ing and the firm is one of the best 
known investment houses in the Do- 
minion. They will give to FLEET 
sincere attention which they give to 
all enterprises they finance, ^lcss^s. 
McMillan and Langford are associ- 
ated with the firm of Rowell. Rcid. 
Wright and McMillan. Barristers and 
Solicitors, which firm has acted as 


January, 1937 

counsel for the Company since its in- 
ception. Having served as directors of 
the Company, they are thoroughly 
familiar with the ramifications of the 
Company as well as the problems of 
the aircraft industry in Canada. Major 
R. H. Fleet is well known to all of us 
and, time permitting, will give 
same energetic cooperation which he 
gives to all of his undertakings. Mr. 
J. M. Gwinn, Jr.. formerly a Project 
Engineer for CONSOLIDATED, 
grew up with the development of 
training airplanes with CONSOLI- 
TION and is one of this country's 
ablest aircraft engineers, thoroughly 
familiar with aircraft design and con- 
struction. The company will be 
headed by W. J. "Jack" Sanderson, 
formerly a captain in the Royal Ca- 
nadian Air Force, who has consider- 
able experience in flying and manu- 
facturing various types of airplanes. 
He is one of Canada's foremost aero- 
batic flyers and is recognized through- 
out the Dominion as an outstanding 

We are indeed delighted to con- 
ITED upon its commencement as an 
independent aircraft manufacturing 
concern: "Jack" Sanderson for his 
work in guiding the Company 
through four long years of depression: 
Nesbitt Thomson and Company, 
Limited and their associates for their 
foresight and interest in making 
Canadian controlled and owned enter- 
prise: Messrs. McMillan and Langford 
for their intelligent legal guidance dur- 
ing the period of development and re- 
cent change of ownership: Messrs. 
Bishop, Horsfall and Irwin for their 
willingness to give of their time and 
energy in making FLEET AIR- 
CRAFT, LIMITED an organization 
of which we should all be proud: and 
those others who contributed to the 
inception of this enterprise. CON- 
PORATION of San Diego, Cali- 
fornia, extends to FLEET AIR- 
CRAFT, LIMITED, its sincerest 
felicitations and wishes for its future 

Gold Diggers of 1937 

Prospective prospectors can arrange 
to go on the gold prospecting trips 
with Andy Schitch. Willy Romer and 
Walter Dugas, if they first qualify on 
the hill climbs with our one and only 
Russ Kerns. No gold as yet. Lunch 
by Kerns, believe it or not. 

C. G. H.. 5000. 

Jack Frost, Major Fleet's per- 
sonal secretary, wants it under- 
stood that he is not passing out 
cigars. The "first baby born in 
San Diego in 1937 appropriately 
to Mrs. Jack Frost," as so well 
put in some newspaper, is greatly 
exaggerated as far as Jack is con- 
cerned. There may be other Jack 
Frosts in town that have babies 
at Christmas time but not the 
Jack has questioned Mrs. Frost 
thoroughly and he knows best. 
He has been busy receiving con- 
gratulations that he doesn't de- 

From the metal Bench 

THE building of an aircraft involves 
many months of tireless labor in 
all departments from the Metal 
Benches, the Welders, Tube, Tank, 
Wings and Hull Departments, Paint 
Shop and Final Assembly. 

In our department, the Metal 
Bench, we are given a blue print and 
material for making a certain part. 
Perhaps it involves days or weeks of 
bending and fitting. "We deliver the 
finished part and it is turned over to 
the Inspection Department and lucky 
indeed if they do not find an almost 
invisible crack in some portion of the 
metal or a defective rivet or some 
scratched part. 

If found lacking in any manner the 
part is returned with a red card and 
must be perfected before being placed 
in store for final assembly. 

As one visits the Metal Bench De- 
partment, with its almost deafening 
clatter from hundreds of hammers and 
mallets, there is a din that almost sug- 
gests the use of cotton to protect the 

As we reach the final assembly and 
see the result of our work, with wings 
being attached to hulls, motors in- 
stalled, and perhaps the engines be- 
ing tested in a final going over before 
delivery, the wonder and beauty of 
the new craft is thrilling beyond de- 
scription and we wonder where all the 
parts we have been working upon for 
the past few weeks are located. One is 
impressed with the responsibility of 
the pilots who take charge of this 
splendid structure, knowing that one 
mistake might destroy in a few seconds 
that which has taken months to build. 
These flying boats are sure to take 
their place as the main defense of our 
country in case of war. and it is in- 
deed a privilege to be engaged in such 
necessary work as aircraft construction. 
Robert C. Zerwek, 3035. 



in Face 
of Rising 

T^HE greatest dollar-for-dollar FUR val- 
J- ues San Diego women have known in 
years . . . the largest and finest selection 
of luxurious FURS ever offered in any 
Sale by Huneck's . . . superior quality 
pelts, the smartest styles for today and 
tomorrow . . . every important FUR, every 
fashionable shade . . . FURS purchased 
before recent soaring market prices, now 
drastically reduced. 


from regular PRICES 

A COMPLETE close-out of all Second 
Floor Winter Apparel and Milli- 
nery regardless of costs or losses. ..The 
season's Smartest Fashions, fine mater- 
ials and trimming details found only in 
the better grade Ready-to- Wear. 

'^^ See these 

•J Fashions 
our Values 






•635 "C" STREET 


Bargain Transportation 

1930 Buick Sport Coupe. Clean, 
good tires, paint and mechni- 
callygood ^195.00 

1928 Pontiac Coach. A rare buy at ^95.00 

1929 Ford D. L. Fordor, perfect con- 
dition ^145.00 

1931 Ford D. L. Sport Roadster, 
snecial equipment ^225.00 

1936 Ford Fordor Touring, less than 

2000 miles, only ^745.00 

1934 Chevrolet Tudor. A real buy 

at ^445.00 

Over 50 other bargains to choose from. 
When you've seen them all, go to 

A. C. MALETTE, Inc. 

Authorized Ford Dealers 

Fifth and Beech 



From $4.00 
per hour up 

A complete line 
of modern 

Taylor Cubs 
Fairchild and 

Speer Flying Service 

Bavview 522Z 

3330 Barnett 

Opposite Marine Base 


. . . invades the 
low price field 

Here November 7th 

mark Hanna 

F. 7557 

Our Photographer 

A TOAST this month to Otto 
■'^^■Menge, our demon plant photo- 
grapher who is apt to be discovered 
shooting photographs most anywhere, 
anytime, and whose shots have great- 
ly enlivened each issue of the CON- 
SOLIDATOR with a pictorial record 
of social functions and activities of the 
plant and personnel. Otto began his 
work in photography twenty-two 
years ago, running a kodak finishing 
laboratory in Buffalo for four years. 
From this he entered commercial pho- 
tography, plying this trade for an ad- 
ditional two years and then branching 
off into motion picture newsreel work. 
He has been up and down and under. 
Taking photographs from the air, 
from inside industrial plants and even 
below ground in a Canadian gold 
mine 600 miles above the border. 
Blending commercial photography 
with industrial work, educational and 
newsreel photography. Otto has cov- 
ered all manner of picture-taking con- 
ditions and his movies have flashed 
on the silver screen under the banners 
of Pathe. Universal. Kinograms. In- 
ternational Newsreel and Eastman. 

It was working on assignment from 
Eastman to get some stunt airplane 
movies, that Menge made his first 
contact with CONSOLIDATED. 
"After much consideration," relates 
iVlenge, "I picked on the FLEET air- 
plane as the ship that could do what 
I wanted it to do for this movie." 
Bill Wheatley, Nicholson, who is now 
final assembly inspector, and Warner 
were the pilots. After three months 
(Buffalo weather) Otto finally got 
what he wanted in a film that more 
than fulfilled the expectations of his as- 
signors. Some of this reel is still avail- 



norman Oauidson 

able as "Aerial Acrobatics" in Kodak 

Otto quit motion picture photog- 
raphy to go with the Ford Motor 
Company in 1934 and remained with 
them until '35 when he learned of 
CONSOLIDATEDS proposed move, 
joined, and came here with the plant. 

While the photos by Menge grac- 
ing the cover and the contents of the 
CONSOLIDATOR are what the ma- 
jority see of Otto's work, a good deal 
more is done in securing invaluable 
plant production, construction and 
other phases of CONSOLIDATED 
work tersely wrapped in black and 
white photographic records. This is 
Otto's "regular " work and all his time 
available outside of this, it appears, is 
occupied by attending social functions 
( with his camera) . 



"The Home of Aviation 


January, 1937 

Cheers From The Side Lines 

EXCERPTS from Ye Editor's mail 
which make us appreciate the 
holiday season all the more. 

"I have just completed a very pleas- 
ant evening reading the October and 
November issues of the CONSOLI- 
DAT.OR and wish to take this op- 
portunity of offering you my con- 
gratulations on its contents and ap- 

"I was unable to secure a copy un- 
til very recently, when our friend 
Weihmiller came to my rescue with 
the October issue, and today Milton 
Sugg, now located in Washington 
with J. Edgar Hoover's 'G' men. 
loaned me the November issue. ( You 
see the old CONSOLIDATED boys 
still manage to get together even in 
the Capital City.) I was mighty glad 
to read of all my old friends and their 
activities at the plant. 

James D. Redding. Aeronautical 
Engineer. Bureau of Air Commerce. 
Department of Commerce, Washing- 
ton. D. C." 

"I acknowledge receipt of your 
pleasing magazine, for which I am 
sincerely grateful to you. With re- 
gard to the subscription so kindly 
given me by you. I accept same with 
pleasure, knowing that the interesting 
material it contains will be of the 
greatest usefulness. I repeat my sincere 
thanks and it is a pleasure to reiterate 
to you the expressions of my dis- 
tinguished respect. 

Major Victor Urbieta Rojas. Asun- 
cion. Paraguay. " 

"Santa Claus left me a fine token 
of remembrance in the form of a 
bound volume of the CONSOLI- 
DATOR. It is highly appreciated, and 
will be a constant reminder of one 
of the most pleasant and agreeable as- 
signments of my Service career. 

Leland C. Hurd, Major, Air Corps, 
Air Corps Representative, North 
American Aviation. Inc.. Inglewood, 

"We beg to thank you for the No- 
vember edition of CONSOLI- 
DATOR. which we distributed to all 
our traffic companies, and our army 
and navy. We have received letters 
from all of them thanking us for the 
magazine; they find the magazine very 

pr. pr. Ingeniorforretningen Atlas 
A/S, Oslo. Norway." 

"Thank you very much for Volume 
1 of the CONSOLIDATOR which 
came as a Christmas present to us. We 
are very glad to add this attractive 
volume to our permanent San Diego 


collection. If at any time the San 
Diego Public Library can be of help 
to your editor, please call upon us. 

Cornelia D. Plaistcr. City Li- 
brarian. San Diego, Calif." 

"A mighty pleasant happening!! 
Received my first copy of CONSOL- 
IDATOR. Writing as one of the folks 
from 'back home' — got a big thrill 
reading the articles and news items. 
Each day have occasion to pass your 
old plant on Elmwood Avenue, and 
never seem to be able to get by it with- 
out a little 'sinking' feeling in the 
heart region ( and I am not alone in 
this thought) that Buffalo lost some- 
thing that was really worth while 
when they lost CONSOLIDATED. 

Hesitate in admitting this — but af- 
ter visiting your new plant at San 
Diego last May. enjoying your ideal 
weather conditions, etc.. how fortu- 
nate the boys are who decided to go 
west with CONSOLIDATED. Per- 
haps some of them wish they were 
back to enjoy the slippery, sliding and 
skating time (and the "turn table' 
stunts) we are now going through 
while driving our cars: to say nothing 
about the shoveling of those precious 
little nuggets at the tune of $13.75 
per ton!! Good luck to CONSOLI- 

Sincerely, (Mrs.) Clare L. Crooker" 
— who happens to be your Jack 
Kline's mother-in-law. and to testify 
to our mutual feelings, have been in 
the air "stunting' with Jack, and 
brought down safe and sound — even 
tho the announcer at the Becker Flying 
Field broadcast the fact that Jack 
was taking his mother-in-law up with 
him and he had grave doubts as to a 
safe landing for me. Hi. Jack!! " 

"Congratulations on your CON- 
SOLIDATOR." It is a very excellent 
publication and of course I am inter- 
ested in it. Please remember me to all 
the boys, and with best personal re- 

W. E. Donnelly, Materiel Division, 
Air Corps, Wright Field, Dayton, 

Don Driese and Ronald Bell, gas- 
tight riveters de luxe, took a trip to 
Boulder Dam and Death Valley Na- 
tional Monument during the New 
Year holidays. One should see the im- 
pressiveness of the mighty dam and 
the topsy-turvy world of the weird 
and fantastic valley which are prac- 
tically in your "backyard." Appar- 
ently Death Valley Scotty's claim is 
petering out or he's getting lazy, any- 
way he wants a buck a head to go 
through his palatial castle. Take one 
tip — if you do the whole valley at 
high speed, you'll have to "retire" 
your car both ways. 

No. 4218. 


Fourth Avenue 
and Elm Street 

The Alortuary 
oj Thoughtjul 
Service and 
Beautiful Music 

Highest type of 
Funerals at the 
Lowest possi- 
ble cost .... 

Terms to meet the 
requirements of each 
individual family . . . 


Lunches, Sandwiches, Cold Drinks and Tobacco 

Good Food Priced Right 

Conveniently Located 








3359 Pacific Blvd. 

Open a Charge Account 

Your credit is good at 
Jimmie's Service Station 
across from your plant 

Hancock Products 

U. S. Tires and Batteries 

Washing and 





in snn diego 

The Supreme Value 
In Its Price Class 


A T A S H ST. 




19 years with Waltham Watch Co. 
3763 30th Street Hillcrest 2470 

Pickwick Hotel 

EARL A. NELSON, Manager 

Coffee Shop and Cocktail Room 

Drive in Basement Garage 

Fireproof Building 

Every Room with Bath 
Near Everything 

Monthly Rates 
$30.00 and up 

Broadway, First and Front, San Diego, California 
Phone, F. 1141 

To Pay By ChEck 


H. E. Ryker 

SOMETIME during January or as 
soon as the necessary arrangements 
can be completeci. CONSOLIDATED 
change from its present method of 
paying hourly wage employees by cash 
to payment by check. 

In an effort to dispel any misap- 
prehension or misunderstandings 
which rumors of the proposed change 
may have created, the following in- 
formation is presented for the consid- 
eration of our readers. Some of the 
employees perhaps feel that payment 
by cash is still to be preferred to the 
payroll check method. The attention 
of these employees is called to the fact 
convenience and service of the em- 
ployees always has been and will con- 
tinue to be the most important con- 
sideration in determining the most 
equitable method of making the week- 
ly payoff. 

Lest some of our readers conclude 
that the change is being made merely 
as a payroll accounting expedient and 
convenience, it is pointed out that a 
series of circumstances and conditions 
culminating just at this time makes 
the proposed change in method of pay- 
off advisable, if not imperative, as 
"that pay line must be met." 

Chief among these deciding factors 
is the vast amount of employment, 
earnings and payroll statistics and in- 
formation which the Social Security 
legislation, effective January 1. 1937. 
demands of the employer concerning 
each active and terminated employee. 
The Social Security Act in effect makes 
each employer the Federal and State 
Governments' record keeper regarding 
all vital earnings and personnel data 
for each of his employees from this 
date forward. In addition there is. in 
the case of the CONSOLIDATED 
added problem of the tremendous in- 
crease in the number of personnel. 

You may best gain the desired un- 
derstanding of the magnitude of the 
task involved in the weekly prepara- 
tion of our present all-time-high hour- 
ly wage payroll by considering the 
following statistics: 

There are at present 3224 employees 
on our hourly wage rolls for whom 
3 224 clock cards must be prepared 
weekly. Since each employee's clock 
card must be handled at least four 
times daily by the payroll department 
there results at least 1 2,896 operations 
per day or 77,376 operations each 
week on this one item. 

In addition. 19,344 days' pay must 


be calculated by the payroll depart- 
ment each week: from these must be 
compiled a weekly earnings total for 
each employee from which must be 
subtracted such periodical payroll de- 
ductions as the Employee's Unem- 
ployment Insurance Tax. Commun- 
ity Chest Donations. Group Insur- 
ance Contributions, and others, to de- 
termine the net amount due each em- 
ployee each week. As soon as the 
latter amount has been calculated and 
verified for each employee, final pre- 
paration of his pay envelope is com- 
pleted for the weekly payoff by writ- 
ing on the inner side of the flap of each 
pay envelope in pencil the net amount 
of currency and coin which is actual- 
ly inserted or "stuffed" in the pay 
envelope and verified before "sealing" 
the pay envelope, preparatory to de- 
livery to each employee in exchange 
for his receipt in the form of his signed 
clock card for the respective week con- 

There are. of course, many other 
detailed calculations necessary in the 
preparation of a weekly payoff which 
have not been enumerated above. One 
of the most complicated and exacting 
of these is the determination of the 
overtime earnings to be included in 
each employee's gross earnings each 

The essentials of the foregoing may 
be summarized by pointing out that in 
order to accumulate and calculate the 
time and weekly earnings of the 3224 


January, 1937 


hourly wage employees more than 
300,000 individual operations arc per- 
formed by the payroll department 
each week, or an average of approxi- 
mately 10,000 operations for each of 
its personnel. When it is considered 
that many of these operations must be 
performed in widely separated and re- 
mote parts of the plant at all hours of 
the day and night it becomes apparent 
as to the extent of coordination and 
synchronization which must be main- 
tained at all times in order to produce 
the required results within the time 
limits permitted by our prescribed pay- 
off schedules. 

Immediately after January 1 every 
employee will have assigned to him a 
nine digit number for Federal Social 
Security administration purposes and 
also one for the State. In calculating 
and reporting each week the employee's 
and employer's Old Age Pension con- 
tributions to the Federal and the State 
Social Security Administrations, 60,- 
000 figures must be copied to the pay- 
roll and other statistical records. 

The addition of these new and ex- 
tra daily and weekly operations may 
seem inconsequential to those unfa- 
miliar with accounting requirements, 
but to those who know and to those 
charged with the responsibility of pay- 
ing the employees on time, the increase 
assumes alarming proportions. Only 
an estimate can be made as to how 
many additional persons may be re- 
quired or how long it might take to 
prepare the larger payroll under these 
conditions. One requirement, however, 
is inescapable, namely, that the pay- 
off be on "the dot" on Fridays as here- 
tofore, as "that pay line must be met", 
a creed that is part and parcel of any 
payroll department and one which was 
fully vindicated when the members 
of the payroll department sacrificed a 
large part of their own Christmas and 
New Year's Holidays in order that the 
other employees might receive their 
pay one day ahead of the regular pay- 

To accomplish this has necessitated 
the installation of what is known as 
tabulating accounting machines which 
will prepare the payroll much more 
quickly and more accurately than hu- 
man hands could ever expect to per- 
form the task. These machines will 
also print the checks for the individ- 
uals and at the same time provide a 
check stub which gives each employee 
a complete record of his weekly earn- 
ings and all deductions in respect of 
Social Security, etc., made from his 
earnings. In passing it is urged that 
these stubs be retained by the em- 
ployee as a permanent record. From 
them can be determined the employee's 
interest in the Social Security fund. 

In order that as little inconvenience 
as possible may be experienced in 
cashing checks, arrangements have been 
made with many San Diego merchants 
to cash the paychecks without requir- 
ing a purchase to be made. A list of 
the concerns who will cooperate in this 
respect is now being prepared and will 
be posted in conspicuous places in the 
plant prior to the issuance of the first 
payroll by check. All employees are 
urged to acquaint themselves with this 
list and it is believed that very little 
trouble will be experienced by the use 
of checks instead of cash. However, the 
best laid plans sometimes fall short of 
their mark and it is entirely possible 
that certain individuals may at first 
experience difficulty in cashing their 
checks. In this event it is suggested 
that such persons immediately report 
such happenings to the Payroll De- 
partment, so that steps may be taken to 
eliminate the possibility of a recur- 
rence of such inconvenience. It might 
also be added that before reaching a 
decision as to check payoff, a survey 
was made of more than twenty large 
firms doing business in Southern Cali- 
fornia and it was found that in every 
instance the check payoff was used and 
that there was little or no dissatisfac- 
tion experienced. 

Elsewhere in the CONSOLI- 
DATOR will be found a list of the 
merchants who have agreed to cash 
checks without purchases being made. 
Many other merchants will in all 
probability be added to the list from 
time to time. In this connection we 
want to take this opportunity of ex- 
tending our thanks to the concerns 
listed and to those to be added from 
time to time, and to invite any and all 
merchants in San Diego and vicinity, 
not now on the list, to send in their 
names if and when they desire to have 
their names added. 

Russell Seelig wishes to thank the 
gang from Leading Edge and Bulk- 
head Departments for wedding gift. 
He says the toast was swell. 

Russ Seelig, 4106. 

Wooster, No. 4253, wants a ride on 
the Company's new overhead trolley 

Brown, No. 4247, makes him look 
like a piker by hoping the Company 
will give him a job running a traction 
car on the monorail. 

William Bethel, Night Wings, who 
underwent an appendicitis operation 
at Scripps Hospital, La Jolla, last 
Saturday evening at 5 o'clock, states 
that he doesn't like hospitals. 

W. R. Jordon. 7231. 

For Quality Hand Tools 



Gerstner & Kennedy 
Tool Chests 

Display each Friday 
at your plant 

Store Open Until 5:30 P. M. 
Week Days 

Homeshop Equipment — Delta Quality 
Tools, South Bend Lathe 


Motor Hardware 
& Equipment Co. 

1125-47 Columbia St. 
San Diego, CallF. 


Largest Selling Gasoline in America 


LargestSelling Motor Oil in the World 

Watch for our new station 
across from the factory 

Mobilubrication :: Parking 

Complete Car Service for 
Consolidated Employees 


A Socotiy Vacuum Company 




Jxatin -fs^tfie Chimed. 



i(at "getb^pAoiecm" 


Enjoy ranch Iresh Milk c)f-^-'Ui>, 
and Cream from the larg- ~ 

est Producer-Distributor in 
San Diego County. A com- 
plete line of high grade 
Dairy Products, Including 

Please mention Consolidated 
House Organ when ordering 
Mountain Meadow Dairy Products. 

The Sensor Studios 

Since 1920 in San Diego 

Commercial Photographers 

Particular Attention to 
Portrait Photography 

Copying and Enlarging 

Photo Finishing" Wholesale and Retail 

Picture Framing 

9J5 E Street Franklin 1443 


Cinderella Boys 

ANEW crop of sourdoughs has 
sprouted in our midst. These boys 
are determined to do this job of pros- 
pecting up in a modern manner, even 
going so far as incorporating and 
issuing stock in mining projects yet 
to be developed or even located. 

Back in the Fishcake Mountains, 
these "Cinderella Boys" have staked 
out a claim. After much serious dis- 
cussion it was named the "Silver 

Much "paper" has been disposed of, 
all under the sanction of SEC, of 
course, and their first move was to 
accumulate equipment so necessary to 
successful mining operations. 

As most parties approached were 
skeptical about parting with hard 
cash, many compromised by offering 
material things they thought might 
be required. 

A former PWA worker kicked in 
with some picks and shovels. A rid- 
ing academy gladly gave up a mangy 
burro. Neighboring housewives fur- 
nished cooking utensils and a local 
builder added a slightly shopworn un- 

As could be expected, "Cactus" 
Kern is heading the venture, that is 
at times when Hyacinth, the burro, 
isn't heading where she wants to go. 

"Death Valley" Dugas is acting as 
general utility man and cook. 

"Alkali" Tom Galvin is handling 
the assay problems but hopes they 
could accumulate another burro or 
two so he could promote a race. 

Keep your eyes on these boys — 
they are going places. 

Uplifters' Column 

Our "drink of the month" for this 
issue emanates from the frozen north, 
transmitted through the kindness of 
the Navy's able Admiral Gannon, 
Commandant of the 1 1th Naval Dis- 
trict. Its name typifies the wintry 
blasts which swoop down on unsus- 
pecting mariners from the lofty slopes 
of Alaskan glaciers; quite the anti- 
thesis of the effect the beverage actu- 
ally has. Here it is: 

3 parts bourbon or rye 

1 part bacardi 

1 part lime or lemon 

Y-.i part Log Cabin Syrup or equiv- 

Add plenty of ice and shake well 
until frost forms on the outside of 
the shaker. Serve. 

This is guaranteed to fortify against 
the severest blizzard. 

Elton "Bronco" Butzen, of the 
Hull Department Inspection Staff, 
took the vows on New Year's day. 
He joined hands with Miss Lorraine 
Morton, of San Diego, and they were 
securely welded together by an Orange 
County Wedsmith. Congratulations 
and best wishes for years and years of 
wedded bliss and may you be the re- 
cipients of many "happy blessings." 
P.S. Wasn't your choice of brand 
of cigars a little careless? Check with 
your Spanish speaking friends. 

School notes 

To any one interested in continu- 
ing their education or desiring to spe- 
cialize in some particular subject, at- 
tention is called to the Extension 
Courses offered to residents of the State 
by the University of California. 

These courses cover a wide range 
of subjects, are handled by the regu- 
lar University faculty. In most cases, 
the fee is as low as $7.00. An added 
feature is the loan service from the 
University Library of any required 

Further information may be secured 
by writing to The Registrar. Exten- 
sion Division, University of Cali- 
fornia, Berkeley, California. 

D. Miller, clerk of the drill press 
department sent a re-work order to 
Charlie Tailer of the tool room asking 
that the flexible drill bushings be 
made stationary. 

Thinking to put one over on Elmer 
Johanson of tool design, some of the 
boys informed him he had won a 
turkey for Christmas and presented 
him with a beautiful bird of wood 
with dural wings and true head and 
feet from a real turkey. Joe sold the 
turkey to Al Nelson for four bits. . . . 
Whose face is red now.' 

Dwight S. Mills of the engineering 
department welcomed on December 
20th one seven-and-a-half pound ad- 
dition to the family. Master Russell 
David Mills. Congratulations to Mr. 
and Mrs. 

Teacher (to small pupil) : "Spell 
'straight'. " 

Pupil: "Straight." 

Teacher: "Correct, what does it 

mean r 

Pupil: "W^ithout ginger ale." 
Bob Jones. Engineering. 

Mr. and Mrs. L. Chaplin wish to 
thank the boys of the Hull Department 
for the radio given them as a wedding 
gift. They are now at home at 4063 
46th Street. 


January, 1937 


Good Ulill 

The generous action of the men of 
the Night Shift, who, of their own 
accord collected several hundred dol- 
lars for the purchase of Christmas 
baskets containing groceries, increased 
the scope of Bill Gilchrist's activities 
during the Holiday season to a great 
extent. It was with great appreciation 
that the Personnel Department ac- 
cepted this money and agreed to dis- 
tribute the baskets to those who needed 
them. No finer action can be evidenced 
in any group of men any place in the 

In keeping with the spirit of the 
season and the whole-heartedness of 
the men of the Night Shift, CON- 
SOLIDATED placed in each basket 
a sum of money equivalent to the value 
of the merchandise contained therein. 

Much credit is also due to the open- 
handedness of San Diego merchants, 
who through selling their merchandise 
at cost, enabled the baskets to be more 
plentifully filled. 

(Miss) R. E. Thurston. 810. 


night Ulings 

Leo Klingenmeyer is back in our 
midst after winning the decision over 
Old Man Flu. Leo threw away his 
flannels before leaving Buffalo. Says 
he wouldn't have if his wife hadn't 
bombarded him with Sunny Cali- 
fornia literature. 

Mel Kruger recently purchased an- 
other block of coastal property. He 
was rather vague as to the location 
of his most recent acquisition, but, 
from the size of the fine, it could be 
the San Clemente City Hall. 

Wonder why Raeburn, the Terrible 
Turk of the center section, calls Sam- 
pan Make Eberight "The Rajah".*' 
Must be a story there. 

Willie Kane, the Baron of the night 
shift, recently announced that he has 
driven one million miles between Santa 
Monica and San Diego during the past 
year. Set his speedometer back ten 
times and only had a valve grind. 
Says he's considering an offer for his 
sworn testimonial from Chrysler. 
Ford, Willys or General Motors, be- 
fore he tells the make of his car. 

B. W. Simmons. 

Ray Eickmeyer, Night Wings, re- 
ports a very pleasant trip to San Fran- 
cisco during the Christmas holiday. 
We learned too that the above men- 
tioned Ray Eickmeyer and Miss Mary 
Ann Nunes of San Diego are engaged 
to be married. 

Dear "Al" we regret that you're going to leave 
That never, perhaps, may we see you again; 
But altho your parting and absence may 
grieve us, 
The thought of your friendship will always 

You'll smoke a cigar in an hour and forget it; 

You'll toss it away, — "out of sight, out 

or mind" ; 

But the sorrowing hearts you have left will 

regret it 

That never the equal of "Al" can they find. 

But why should we sorrow and why should 
we sadden 
The thought of the gift we so cheerfully 
To dear old "Al" Davies whose mem'ry will 
The hearts of his comrades as long as they 

So take the cigars, dear old friend, may they 
cheer you. 
And comfort your heart when you think of 
your friends: 
The good wishes of all in old Planning are 
near you 
'Where e'er you may be till your life's 
journey ends. 

John E. 'Whitman. 

In the wee small hours of January 
1, after a strenuous evening, some of 
the boys were discussing events past 
and future under a table at Eckerts. 
Doug Basore was heard mumbling 
New Year's resolutions. Sandwiched 
between fidelity in marriage and some- 
thing about not more than five beers 
a day was one to fly the Mock-Up on 
its test hop. Happy landings! 

No. 619. 

News got around that "Mac" Mc- 
Clain, cutter in back of the shop, had 
acquired a job with Mary Pickford. 
Now it's "Buddy" McClain — Ameri- 
ca's latest sweetheart. 

Hot nBUis-IUeliling 

Vince Calwell pulled a fast one last 
week and got married without letting 
any of the boys know about it. 

Harlan Dye just returned from a 
trip to his home in Texas. He says 
those Texas gals are sure the berries. 

A tip from Smitty. Don't try to 
cross the new bridge in San Francisco 
unless you have $1.30 or you may 
spend the rest of your life in Oakland. 

Sam Snyder just got back from a 
trip to Hartford, Connecticut. We 
are all wondering why he went. 

Flash! Ben Kiegle and Bob Rob- 
ertson went to the Big Game and then 
started to Santa Anita. But being held 
up in trafiic evidently saved the boys 
a lot of money. They arrived in time 
for the last race and still have money 
enough to buy lunches. 

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That 1936 Dance 


DATED employees thronged the 
Mission Beach ballroom on a Satur- 
day evening, 'way back in December, 
1936, on the occasion of a "get to- 
gether" holiday dance. And when I 
say "thronged" I don't mean per- 
haps. An estimated crowd of four 
thousand fun-seeking, dance-loving, 
and we might add. thirsty. CONSOL- 
IDATORS stormed the ballroom to 
make the dance the most memorable 
of the holiday season. 

Dancing swung into action about 
nine o'clock to the sweet rhythm of 
Charlie Parnell's orchestra, and by 
ten, the huge floor was receiving a 
gruelling punishment from thousands 
of "CONSOLIDATED" feet. 

Entertainment between "Quarters" 
was furnished by talent "dug up" by 
Mr. Gilchrist from among employees 
and their families. "Old Man Thurs- 
am" as he is affectionately called by 
fellow workers in the tool room, 
danced the "Buck and Wing" — and 
did that man throw his brogans 
around!! Later on in the evening, 
pretty Barbara Noss, 15 -year-old 
daughter of Robert Noss. member of 
the Hull Department, did a little 
"Truckin". as she called it. to the tune 
of "Tiger Rag." Probably the greatest 
attraction of the evening was the ac- 
cordion playing of little ten-year-old 
Mary Adele Trushinski. petite 
daughter of Arthur Trushinski, who 
works in Final Assembly. Encored 
time after time. Mary could have en- 
tertained the dancers all evening if 
time had permitted. 

Eleven o'clock and time for the 
drawing. Edgar Gott, able assistant to 
Major Fleet, was in charge of this end 
of the affair and we must admit that 
he handled it very efficiently. The 
"lucky winnah" of the first prize, a 
splendid toastmaster set. was E. Wel- 
helm from the Tank Department. E. 
W. Scott from the Machine Shop tool 
crib won the beautiful I.E.S. floor 
lamp which was donated as second 
prize. Third prize, an up-to-date 
waffle iron, was taken by J. E. Benson. 
Hull Assembly. 

About 1:15 A. M. the orchestra 
started packing up their instruments 
and the crowd made a rush for the 
check room, where, if you were lucky, 
you succeeded in getting your hat and 
coat after about fifteen minutes of 
good-natured pushing and shoving of 
fellow employees. 

Scon in the glare of Otto Menge's 
flash bulbs: Bill Schurr dancing with 

Lucy Fisher. . . Tag Gorman showing 
off a beautiful brunette to the crowd. 
Thought Charlie Jones was on the 
water wagon? . . . All the women 
looking for Dick Macumber. . . . 
Alan Abels provoking all the blondes 
by paying all his attention to his 
wife. . . . Bernie Sheahan acting like a 
sane and sober husband should. . . . 
Lloyd Standley trying all the latest 
dance steps on his wife's shoes. . . . 
Major Hurd renewing friendships. . . 
A wild party of engineers in the smok- 
ing salon. . . . All the men trying to 
get a dance with Mrs. Robert Mc- 
Mullen .... and last but not least. 
Bill Gilchrist working his head off to 
help make the dance the huge success 
it proved to be. 

W. Stanley Saville, 524. 

midnight Rodeo 

To many who went away from 
the CONSOLIDATED Christmas 
Party happy and full of Christmas 
Joy or "Old Quaker ", their only 
thoughts were of home and sleep but 
it was for the last of the frolickers to 
enjoy the treat of seeing a Merry-Go- 
Round hijacked or whatever one calls 
it when a carousel is taken over. 

Charged up with the old gusto, 
about 30 of the guests started the old 
horsy whirl up and proceeded to make 
Tom Mix. Hoot Gibson and Ken 
Maynard look like a bunch of tender- 
feet with their demonstrations of 
plain, fancy and trick riding. 

When the power was shut off. they 
tried to push it around and just be- 
fore the lights went out one ingenious 
soul was noted trying to remove one 
of the glassy-eyed steeds. 

If any one woke up with a wooden 
pony in his bedroom, please return it 
to its proper spot in the parade. 

Mrs. A. McKellar of San Diego an- 
nounced the engagement of her daugh- 
ter Margaret to John "Scottie ' Doig. 
Hulls, at a large New Year's eve party. 
Among many guests present were the 
following CONSOLIDATED em- 
ployees: Mr. and Mrs. Al Clark. Mr. 
and Mrs. Jack Bryant. Elmer Gahl- 
beck, Mr. and Mrs. James Eaton, 
John Orr. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Milton. 
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ezard. Mr. and 
Mrs. E. Grossctt and Andrew Michel- 
son. Attractive wedding bell decora- 
tions and favors helped a congenial 
crowd to be quite merry and many 
contributed to the entertainment. 

No. 619. 


January, 1937 





A SPOT weld may be described as 
the joining of two pieces of ma- 
terial by placing them between elec- 
trodes under pressure and utilizing the 
heating effect of a heavy current for 
a definite period of time. A small slug 
or spot is fused between the sheets at 
the point of contact. Spot welds are 
used to replace rivets and can be com- 
pared to rivets inasmuch as they have 
a definite spacing and are designed for 
shear stress only. 

Although spot welding has been 
used for over a period of thirty years, 
it has only been the last six years that 
an attempt has been made to control 
the various factors and produce uni- 
form and dependable welds. Since the 
invention of the Electronic tube timing 
control the spot welding of Alum 
Alloys has been made possible. 

The equipment at CONSOLI- 
DATED consists of 125 K.V.A. spot 
welder combined with the G. E. Thy- 
rotron control panel. The Thyrotron 
panel contains the electronic tube tim- 
ing control, consisting of two mercury 
pool rectifying tubes ignited by a 
radio circuit. The time of current flow 
is adjusted by a dial, on the front of 
this cabinet, in equal number of cycles 
of 60-cycle current. For welding of 
aluminum alloys periods of time of 1. 
2 or 3 cycles are used: this means the 
actual time the current flows is less 
than 1/20 of a second. The use of 
such short periods of time makes it 
theoretically possible to weld 1,800 
spots per minute, which would be 
seven times as many welds produced 
as rivets being made on the rivet ma- 
chine supplying the entire shop. 

The short period of time used for 
welding aluminum alloys is not neces- 

Spot UlBlding-ThB Ecani 


sarily for speed, but to keep the zone 
of fusion of the cast slug below the 
sheet surface. 

Included in the welding equipment 
is a sequence panel controlling the se- 
quence of operation. When the oper- 
ator pushes the foot button the air 
pressure is applied to the electrodes 
before the current flows and released 
immediately afterwards. This cabinet 
also contains an auto-transformer to 
adjust welding heat on the welder. 
The 440 volt supply current is re- 
duced partially by this transformer 
and finally to about 8 volts by the 
welding transformer contained inside 
the spot welder. The low voltage im- 
pressed on the welding electrodes pre- 
cludes any possibility of a dangerous 
electrical shock to the operator. 

A combination of voltage and am- 
perage is necessary for an injurious 
electrical shock, for the human body 
has an inherent electrical resistance. 

The amperage to weld heavy gages 
of aluminum is in the neighborhood 
of 30,000 amps., therefore the trans- 
former, welding arms and electrodes of 
the spot welder are water cooled. Since 
the water is seriesed through the spot 
welder the question comes up why 
doesn't the water cooling short circuit 
the leads.'' It is again because of the 
low voltage used the water can be con- 
sidered a nonconductor of electricity, 
which it really is. 

On the welder itself we have the 
control button on the floor, besides 
several switches at the side, one of 
which lowers and raises the upper arm 
for adjustment. Mounted on the 
welder is the instrument panel which 
contains an air pressure dial giving the 
air pressure on the cylinder which in 
turn determines the electrode pressure 
on the work. There is also a weld 
consistency indicator consisting of a 
ballistic galvanometer combined with 
a photo electric eye which rings a bell 
when the indicator covers a beam of 
light. One bell means a good weld, 
none a poor weld, and two an over- 
heated weld. Of course, this instru- 
ment is not infallible, but it aids the 
operator in turning out uniform spot 
welds. The other meter is a zero cen- 
ter ammeter which remains inactive 
until trouble is experienced with the 
Thyrotron control at which time it 
deflects violently to one side. This is 
to safeguard the delicate and expensive 
radio tubes. There are several other 
pieces of equipment on the instrument 
panel, but a detailed description of 

By Charl 

these is impossible in an article of this 

It might be mentioned to the left 
of the large spot welder is a smaller 
machine which was designed and built 
at the factory. The object of this 
equipment is for steel welding as the 
capacity of the large machine is such 
that it is impossible to reduce the cur- 
rent sufficiently to weld steel. This is 
attained by attaching the current leads 
to the larger machine and current 
losses are great enough so that steel 
may be spot welded. 

Not shown on the photograph is 
a flash welder, which will also be sup- 
plied with current from the large 
welding machine. This is now being 
built by the tool room. Its particular 
function will be welding extensions 
onto ordinary drills. 

Spot Weld Versus Rivets: 

The problem of joining materials 
has never been completely solved and 
commands the best efforts of engin- 

Riveting, as old as craftsmanship, 
is inefficient from a joint strength 
standpoint, and costly because of labor 
and tooling involved. It must be re- 



I: X 

January, 1937 

nical methad of Joining 


membered that in order to rivet, a 
hole must be drilled, which reduces 
the strength of the joint by removal 
of material. Spot welding does not 
remove any material and the union is 
made of the sheet without addition 
of flux or extraneous stock. To in- 
crease the strength of a spot weld 
joint it is only necessary to add more 
welds while a riveted joint must be re- 
designed for spacing and rivet sizes. 

On certain materials, notably stain- 
less steel, it is possible to realize a 
joint as strong as the original material 
which from a practical standpoint is 
impossible to achieve with rivets. 

Spot welds eliminate the projecting 
heads of rivets, reducing disturbance 
of the airflow on a section. On small 
airplanes this is quite a factor for con- 
sideration as on one particular model 
rivet heads account for a 30 mile per 
hour drag. From an aerodynamic 
standpoint spot welds present a 
smooth surface. Spot welding of in- 
terior furnishings adds greatly to the 
appearance and is pleasing to the eye. 
This is of a definite value that cannot 
be measured by cost alone. 

Some materials, such as the stain- 
less steels, spot welding is the only 

tiew of spotwclding equipment showing thyratron panel, sequence 

II cabinet, and spotwelder with A. J. Blair erstwhile operator in 


mall welder for steel operated from control unit of large welder: 

ment panel is also shown on large welder. 

ront view of thyratron control pane! showing timing tubes. 

few articles of production including a water tank, radio mast. 
)ox, and food locker. 

practical method of joining. Rivet 
holes arc difficult to make and the 
rivets cold work and crack under the 
rivet hammer. There is at least one 
concern building an all spot welded 
stainless steel airplane. It is said that 
Russia has been using this type of air- 
craft construction for years. The Bur- 
lington Zephyr, that everyone is famil- 
iar with, is of stainless steel spot 
welded construction throughout. 

From a cost standpoint, spot welds 
cost about 1/3 less than similar riv- 
eted construction of aluminum alloys. 
In steel there isn't any comparison as 
spot weld cost drops clear out of sight. 
We have a shining example of this 
in welding extensions onto drills. Out- 
side purchase of these drills made from 
one piece cost approximately 80c each, 
whereas our output is about 25 dozen 
in 8 hours. Simple calculation will 
show this is about $250.00 worth of 
drills, representing a saving of over 
$200.00. With the new fixture now 
in working it will be possible to do 
7 dozen drills per hour. Spot weld- 
ing has been adopted by all of the 
major automobile industries as a cheap 
production method. They have 
achieved unbelievable speeds with a 
specialized equipment, such as spot 
welding an entire chassis of 180 spots 
in one operation. 

At present only secondary structures 
of aluminum alloys may be welded, 
due to the unreliability of spot weld 
construction and the inherent weak- 
ness in tension. We are also restricted 
to Alclad alloys and 52 S alloy from 
a corrosion standpoint. Nevertheless 
there is plenty of work available in 
aluminum alloys that come under the 
above restrictions. Of course, steels 
may be readily welded but there is very 
little of it used in our boats. After 
all. choice of materials is essential to 
satisfactory spot welding. 

Production : 

The equipment was set up in No- 
vember, 1935, and several problems 
remained to get in production. It was 
found that the tools supplied with the 
equipment would not do the variety 
of work that might come up and this 
necessitated a redesign of the welding 
fixtures to make them more or less 
universal. After we were ready to 
operate it was discovered that little 
work had been actually designed for 
spot welding, leaving us with a fine 
business and no customers. At last 
someone gave us a job, day of days, 
then to scurry around for tools and 


develop a technique. Eventually we 
produced a box that could be picked 
up by the corner without coming 

I imagine that every infant process 
is under fire, mostly due to the indif- 
ference to new changes and prejudice 
in favor of the old. Spot welding is 
not a panacea, to regard it as such is 
to invite disappointment. But there 
is something in it and those who may 
doubt its efliciency remind me of the 
farmer who saw his first giraffe and 
said, "There hain't no such animal," 

At present most of the junction 
boxes are spot welded. One size in 
particular contains 30 welds and there 
are five of these per ship. Up to now, 
three hundred of this size have been 
welded and production speeds have 
been as high as 20 boxes per hour. 
It must be remembered that this box 
is small and would be difficult to rivet, 
the best estimates for riveting would 
be 3 per hour. 

The largest job in production at 
present is the food locker, containing 
approximately five hundred spot 
welds. The ends of the angles are 
riveted to prevent failure from start- 
ing on the corners. The box is deliv- 
ered to the spot welder fastened with 
P. K. screws and disassembled for 
cleaning. The sequence of reassem- 
bling has to be such that it can all be 
spot welded on the welding machine 
as it is impossible to use portable tools 
such as in riveting. Imagine this being 
riveted on a fixed stand. With spot 
welding it is a case of necessity and 
each job must be planned and assem- 
bled in the correct order so that it can 
be welded between two fixed arms. 
If it so happens that welds are for- 
gotten in most instances it is impossi- 
ble to go back and weld them after 
the next set up. One may suspect we 
are at a disadvantage, on the contrary 
a planned construction is always 
cheaper than unplanned. If this locker 
box was to be riveted most of it would 
be done by hand, whereas in spot 
welding the work must be done by 
the machine. It may be said that as 
yet no job has been refused as inac- 
cessible and we have spot welders 
working where one couldn't rivet at 
any price. 

Other spot weld jobs include radio 
masts, experimental water rudder, pro- 
pane stove, cowling, water tanks, fair- 
ing and other parts too numerous to 
mention. There are about ten thou- 
sand welds on the present airboat and 
on the next order we hope to double 
this amount. 




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SOLIDATED utilized its whole- 
sale purchasing power and took out 
Group Life and Disability Insurance 
in the Aetna Life Insurance Company 
of Hartford, thereby providing em- 
ployees sound insurance protection at 
extremely low rates. 

CONSOLIDATED pays part of 
the cost, and thus is enabled to ex- 
press appreciation of the services and 
loyalty of its employees. It is glad to 
take care of the details and bookkeep- 
ing necessary as the plan provides pro- 
tection for those who perhaps did not 
have any before, or were physically 
unable to secure insurance: and it is 
hoped that this will encourage thrift 
and provide additional insurance to 
those already insured. It avoids col- 
lections among the employees in case 
of death or disability of a co-worker 
and is a source of great comfort to 
those who benefit thereby. 

Most of the employees have accepted 
the plan and three death claims have 
been paid within the past year. 

There is no way of telling how 
many employees insured lost time 
and money due to sickness or acci- 
dents not arising out of employment 
during the past year, but the Insur- 
ance Company has paid many of just 
such claims coming under the plan. 

The insurance covers all employees 
taking advantage of it under a blanket 
policy and is payable in the event of 
death from any cause. The policy also 
provides for the payment of the full 
amount of insurance in force in one 


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sum or in installments, with full al- 
lowance for interest, in event of per- 
manent and total disability of any 
employee before the age of sixty. Im- 
mediately upon receipt of proof of 
death, payment of claim is made to 
the beneficiary previously named by 
the employee. 

A weekly benefit is paid in event 
of sickness from any cause, or in event 
of disability occurring through acci- 
dental means not arising out of and in 
the course of employment (CONSOL- 
IDATED has Workmen's Compensa- 
tion Insurance for accidents arising out 
of employment). 

Each employee is furnished an in- 
dividual certificate outlining the insur- 
ance benefits under the policy. 

New employees may make applica- 
tion for the insurance as soon as they 
become eligible. No medical examina- 
tion is required if application is made 
within one month of date of eligi- 

Insurance on the life of any em- 
ployee will be terminated upon re- 
quest from the employer, accompanied 
by proper notice in the event of dis- 
continued employment, or failure on 
the part of the employee to make the 
required payments. The insurance on 
the life of any employee temporarily 
laid off. given leave of absence or pen- 
sioned may be continued under certain 
conditions, at the option of CON- 

In the event of termination of in- 
surance on any individual in the group 
by reason of termination of employ- 
ment, the employee is entitled to take 
out. without medical examination, a 
policy for the same amount of life in- 
surance, either straight Life or En- 
dowment, at regular rates. 

Accident and Sickness Insurance on 
any employee is terminated when he 
ceases to contribute his share of the 
cost or discontinues employment. The 
insurance, however, will not be termi- 
nated while the employee is disabled 
or entitled to weekly indemnity under 
the policy. Employees temporarily laid 
off may continue their insurance for a 
period of thirty days. 

There are no restrictions as to dis- 
eases. However, the Accident and Sick- 
ness insurance does not cover any 
period of disability where the em- 
ployee is not under the care of a phy- 
sician: nor injuries sustained or sick- 
ness contractecl or suffered outside the 
continental limits of the United States 
of North America, of Canada, or any 
part of either north of the 60th degree 

(Continued on poge 24) 

January, 1937 


• • 

Hnother neui Vear's 

Cars by the thousands going to 
Los Angeles — rain and more rain on 
the way up — traffic jams — wrecks 
by the dozen — streams flowing across 
the roads — crowds at the Biltmore — 
many CONSOLIDATORS trying to 
get rooms at the Plaza in Hollywood 
— Lucy Fisher having a good time 
with party — Ralph Carter all decked 
out swell as "maitre d'hotel" or 
something ritzy in the Plaza's new 
lobby — Rochelle Hudson of movie 
fame, munching a filet mignon with 
friends at Eaton's steak house — Mary 
Carlisle of same fame munching on 
another one at the same place — us hav- 
ing a sandwich — tickets for sale to the 
game at all prices the evening before — 
good show at the Biltmore Bowl with 
everybody happy except two poor 
souls who were sober — dodging other 
people going back to the hotel — next 
morning: a headache — tomato juice 
for breakfast — Man Mountain Dean 
at the Plaza trying to get four others 
to share a taxi with him to Pasadena 
to the Game, without success — More 
tickets for sale at the game but at a 
little more dough — crowds from Pitts- 
burgh and Washington wondering 
where 88,000 came from — Larue and 
Goldberg showing Washington how it 
should be done — Washington giving 
a good exhibition of passing for a 
short while but quickly squelched — 
and did you notice the drum major- 
esses in the two bands — I'll take the 
ones with the Pasadena Band, I was 
able to see them closer — some Irish 
miners and lumberjacks on those 
teams — Major Fleet, Mrs. Fleet, and 
the Leighs, all cheering for Washing- 
ton but the Kellys and Laddons bet- 
ting on Pittsburgh — crowds after the 
game — handled a little better than 
last year — better weather home — fin- 
ally resting up Saturday and Sunday 
for work Monday — and somebody 
broke my pipe over the weekend so I 
couldn't smoke at the game. 

Jack Frost. 

P.S. — Didn't even see the parade. 

Why are the boys kidding Joe 
"Babe" Duncan of the Tail Depart- 
ment so much about his careless dunk- 
ing. Spots on your vest, Joe? 

Ernie Johnson deserves a medal. 
New Year's eve at Tijuana he talked 
Pedro of the Long Bar into setting up 
a round on the house. 

The Welfare Department is seeking 
aid. If you know of a fellow-work- 
man who is sick or has sickness or 
trouble at home, will you please re- 
port to the Personnel Office or your 
foreman so there can be an investiga- 
tion made. There is room for a lot of 
good things in the Welfare Depart- 
ment and the best of all will be CO- 
OPERATION. A large number of 
folks were visited last month and all 
have had a word of praise for the 
thought that "someone is interested 
in us or there would be no visiting 
done." Someone is showing an in- 
terest in you so let's start 1937 by 
thinking of others and make it a hap- 
py year for ourselves. 

"Bill". 808 (Gilchrist). 

The four-day holiday at Christmas, 
saw Cash Stall making a dash to and 
from San Francisco where his wife 
was visiting. He seems more cheer- 
ful now that she is safe at home again. 
Has apples in his lunch now, too. 

Mrs. Tex Cathcart also has found 
that absence sometimes is good for 
marital bliss and has gone to Dallas 
to visit her mother. Blessings (?) 
seemed to pour upon Tex at the first 
of the year. We hear that he is to have 
a new job in the office herding one of 
those new accounting machines. 

On New Year's eve, a package pass 
turned up for "1 jug of anti-freeze" 
issued to Roy A. Miller. How come, 
Roy? Anti-freeze in Sunny California 
— isn't that rather stretching things, 
even if it mixes well with gingerale? 

George Pasko, No.. 7608, of the 
Carpenter Shop, was seen the other 
night leaving work with books on 
knitting. Anyone interested in same 
can get lessons from George. 

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THE famous Bonham Brothers 
Greater San Diego Band paid a 
welcome visit to CONSOLIDATED 
on Thursday, December 24. Resplen- 
dent in their trim blue and white uni- 
forms, the boys serenaded CONSOL- 
IDATED employees during the noon 
hour at the north end of the plant. 
Led by Jules P. Jacques, they very 
capably rendered a widely diversified 
program. It was a moment of throat- 
catching beauty when their clear 
young voices rose confidently in "Sil- 
ent Night", accompanied by the 
muted tones of the instruments. Feet 
were set a'tapping by their gay ren- 
dition of "Jingle Bells." Among the 
many numbers played were "Adeste 
Fideles," the Stanford College Song, 
and a medley of familiar songs, in- 
cluding, "Pop Goes the Weasel" and 
"Carry Me Back to Old Virginny." 
With three hearty cheers for CON- 
SOLIDATED and a rousing, "Merry 
Christmas!", the boys concluded their 
program. The employees who heard 
the concert were indeed privileged to 
witness such a talented array of young- 
sters. We all join in thanking the 
boys, their director, and their spon- 
sors, the Bonham Brothers, for such 
splendid entertainment. 

There is an absorbing story be- 
hind the formation of these boys' 
bands which have participated in every 
important military, fraternal and civic 
function in San Diego. 

Because they received so many ad- 
vantages from playing in boys' bands 
in Nebraska, when they were young- 
sters, Harley and B.W. Bonham form- 
ed two bands in Kimball, Nebraska, 
when they were in business in that 
city, in order that other boys might 
also be benefited. For their work in 
Kimball they received a gold trumpet 
from the city officials. 

When they moved to San Diego in 
1926, the brothers started their first 
boys' band in this city. Since that 
time more than 700 boys have received 
free instruction in the different bands. 
There have been four bands in all in 
San Diego. 

Citizenship training is the basis for 
membership in the organization. The 
boys are compelled to undergo a strict 
test in order to become bandsmen. 
They must agree to practice at least 
thirty minutes a day, attend rehearsals 
twice and often three times weekly and 
obey Jules F. Jacques, their director 
and instructor. 

During 1935 and 1936 Exposi- 
tions the youngsters played in more 
than 150 programs and. in 1934-36, 
inclusive, they participated in the 


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tournament of Roses as escort for the 
San Diego floats. 

At the present time, there is one 
band of about 135 which will be con- 
tinued at least through 1938. Another 
will be formed sometime during 1937. 

The pledge which the boys must 
take in order to become members of 
the band is an inspiring one: 

"I. the undersigned member of the 
Bonham Brothers Greater San Diego 
Band, do hereby pledge myself to 
abstain from the use of profane lan- 
guage and all habits that do not make 
for the best in manhood: to be honest 
in all my dealings and in all my 
thoughts, always telling the truth 
without fear. 

"I pledge myself to keep my body 
physically, morally and spiritually 
clean: to forgive those who hurt me, 
to help and protect the weak, the 
young and the old: to love my par- 
ents, my home, my neighbors and my 
country: and be loyal to all these. 

"I further pledge myself to work 
for better grades in school: to support 
my Sunday school by regular attend- 
ance: to be polite and courteous at all 
times and strive for harmony, not 
only in my playing but also in my 
organization by good behavior and 

"All this I sincerely pledge, realiz- 
ing that I must build my character by 
training myself in good habits, thus 
becoming a better citizen." 


January, 1937 


Once more the Navy has reached 
into the ranks of CONSOLIDATED 
and this time Tommy McAleer has 
been chosen for the assignment of a 
civilian inspector of Naval Aircraft. 

Mac has had a colorful as well as 
interesting background in this Avia- 
tion business. Starting with the orig- 
inal Curtiss organization when they 
moved from Hammondsport to Buf- 
falo, he held various positions from 
mounting the first "Jenny" motors to 
handling Tool Room and Machine 
Shop operations at the Garden City. 
Long Island plant during the war. He 
was in charge of assembly on the 
NC-4 boats and handled many other 
sizable projects. 

Coming to CONSOLIDATED in 
1931. he had charge of Experimental 
work and built the first "Commodore" 

For the past few months he has 
been attached to the Hull Inspection 

Congratulations on your new as- 
signment and we all wish you the best 
of luck and success. 

The Galvin Brothers, Tom and 
Bucky, are entertaining their sister, 
Virginia, here over the holidays. This 
is her first visit to California and she 
is not only enjoying the sunshine and 
flowers but is renewing old friendships 
with her many CONSOLIDATED 
friends. In Buffalo, Miss Galvin is 
Secretary to the Commissioner of 
Parks, After looking over our Balboa 
Park the folks back east can expect 
some drastic changes when this young 
lady tells about what she observed 
there. Happy trip back home, but we 
bet you'll be back soon to stay. 

Arnold Blume and his family spent 
New Year's week-end visiting friends 
and relatives in Los Angeles. The 
children enjoyed the snow on Mt. 

"Gus" Hinchel rode a horse in the 
parade at Pasadena and then watched 
the game from the 50 yard line — 
the lucky stiff! 

The Schuyler family also attended 
the Rose Bowl game and stayed over 
the week-end with friends in Santa 

Tom Galvin spent many hours at 
Santa Anita buying oats again. He 
has had trouble figuring out the nags 
lately but should be back in form 
again soon. Good luck, Tom. 

Telegram received by CONSOLIDATED 
move from Buffalo in reply to a telegram sent 
Gordon Mounce inquiring as to his where- 

Noel Hotel 

Flight Report 

Where's Sam McGee from Tennessee? 
Where the cotton blooms and grows. 
There's better flying in the frozen North; 
Just ask someone who knows — 
Here it snows and blows and blows 
And the weather man says No. 
The ground is rough and the flying's tough, 
Oh! where is Buffalo!' 

When it's zero zero, 

I'm no hero, 

I'll sit around and wait. 

Give me the northern lights 

Though they be strange sights 

Instead of the pearly gates. 

He was always cold this Sam McGee 

And now it's plain that he 

Was born that way and he stayed that way 

Cause he came from Tennessee. 

Gordon Mounce. 

nttention, Rnglers ! 

The State Department of Natural 
Resources, through the Fish and Game 
Division, have a large list of publica- 
tions of interest to sport addicts avail- 
able at a very nominal charge. 

Included in this series is one of 
much interest to members of the Izaak 
Walton Clan, entitled. "Handbook 
of Common Commercial and Game 
Fishes of California" by Lionel A. 

This is a beautiful, as well as in- 
formative, publication and shows a 
picture of each fish, suggested bait to 
use, locations where they are gener- 
ally found, the season in which they 
may be taken and minimum sizes the 
law permits keeping. 

It is No, 40 on the list and is priced 
at 40c. 

There arc many others available on 
other phases of outdoor sport, includ- 
ing deer and quail hunting. A quarter- 
ly magazine, "California Fish and 
Game" is also published. 

Any one interested may secure a 
complete list of these publications and 
their cost, by writing to the Cali- 
fornia Division of Fish and Game, 
450 MacAllister St,, San Francisco. 

All CONSOLIDATED extends a 
cheery welcome to Leonard "Shifty" 
Kraft who has recently returned from 
the east and has been assigned to duty 
in the Inspection Crib. 

Floyd "Done Up" Browne, has re- 
turned from his somewhat extended 
vacation and once more is holding 
down Inspection duties in the Tank 
Department. Glad to see you back and 
hope you don't have any more serious 


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By Ed Drew 

The holiday season might be said 
to mark the conclusion of the first half 
of the CONSOLIDATED Bowling 
Tournament and after a few weeks 
breathing spell the various teams will 
undoubtedly turn out with a renewed 

Up to this point, the teams have 
been more or less eyeing the situation. 
However, from this point on, should 
find each man at his best, exerting 
every effort with a view to boosting 
up his team to first place. For the most 
part, the teams are pretty evenly 
matched and the final shuffle should 
find a bare margin between the indi- 
vidual team standings. 

At this time it might be well to 
consider some individual accomplish- 
ment. Let's page through the book of 
averages and see what we have in the 
way of top-notch bowlers. 

In the Hawk Division we find: 

H. Miller 193 

S. Gardner 179 

M. Brooks 178 

R. Combes 177 

S. Smith 174 

Not to be outdone, the Eagles give 

C.Bunnell 177 

A. Schafrick 174 

H. Meyers 173 

J. Brown 173 

G. Henry 168 

And the Owls come through with: 

C. Stotler 164 

R.Watson 164 

A. Maier 163 

T. Hovatter 162 

R.Wise 157 

The various team standings as of 
January 7, 1937, are as follows: 





Paint Shop 22 

Draw Bench 21 

Machine Shop 20 

Metal Bench 20 

Inspection 17 


Tank 30 

Engineering 25 

Wood Shop 24 

Tool Room 23 

Final Assembly 21 

Sheet Metal 21 

Maintenance 19 

Stock 13 





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By Tod Carter, 
Hull Department. 

While still undergoing growing 
pains and the disorganization of or- 
ganization, the CONSOLIDATED 
basketball team is really getting into 
the swing of things. 

According to Bob Coomes of the 
Maintenance Department, the team is 
planning to concentrate on one league, 
the City League, instead of adhering 
to the original plan of entering sev- 
eral leagues. Due to the limitations 
of the present practice space the squad 
will be cut to 1 2 men. The schedule 
has not as yet been drawn. Those in- 
terested will find the schedule printed 
at a later date in the local newspapers. 

Some additions to the squad are as 

John Kunkle. Hoover High. 

Bill Buhlman. S. D. State College. 

Dale Paddock. Hoover High. 

Al Becker, Hoover High. 

Don James. Hoover High. 

Ross Paddock. Hoover High. 

Fred Halloch. Sweetwater High. 

Fred Morgan. San Diego High. 

Bob Randall, San Diego High. 

If you want to see some real Bas- 
ketball games come out and see your 
CONSOLIDATED team in action. 

The Tank Department Basketball 
team, according to Mgr. Bill Berry and 
Coach John Clark, formally chal- 
lenges any other Department team. 

The following fellows, having been 
the most regular in reporting for prac- 
tice, are now in line for first string 

Tom Hart Forward 

Bill Berry Forward 

John Clark Center 

Joe Love Guard 

Bill Strunk Guard 

L. Granstedt Guard 

Mel Thornton Forward 

Coach "Long " John expects a good 
turnout, now that the holidays arc 
over and the team manager has ar- 
ranged the necessary details. Any mem- 
ber of the Tank Department wishing 
to tryout for the team, can sign up 
with any of above fellows. 

Sam Binon, 2330. 

January, 1937 



After a two-week layoff as a result 
of unplayable grounds, the "Wings" 
are again in training and show definite 
signs of becoming a real soccer team. 

Secretary Clark has been communi- 
cating with various teams in Los An- 
geles and. as soon as a game can be 
arranged, the boys will make the trip 

There will be the usual 10 A.M. 
practice each Sunday at Navy Field, 
foot of Fifth Avenue, and all men 
desiring to play should be there at 
that time. 

The current season of the Southern 
California Soccer League is drawing to 
a close and we want to enter our team 
in this League for the new season so 
let's go, fellows, and show the Los 
Angeles boys that we really have a 
soccer team here at CONSOLL 
DATED. Scotty Doig. 


Ask Bill Bartha to tell you about 
the one-man rodeo he put on at Palm 
Springs Xmas Day. For his first time 
on a horse he started out with flying 
mounts and dismounts, Indian Style 
Riding and Bull-Dogging a cactus. 

E. L. Brendza, 4227. 


"Honey Chile" Stiener, Bobby 
"Dot" Kipp, Buddy Hummack and 
"Queeny" Eastwood, spend their spare 
moments steering the ponies around 
and about Rancho Santa Fe. 

Queeny won't be riding for a few 
weeks though. He neglected to draw 
up the cinch strap on his mount last 
Sunday and proceeded to do a loop 
that the horse brought to an abrupt 
stop with his hind feet. 

These boys are doing their own 
cooking in their Mission Beach cot- 
tage and maybe that accounts for the 
fact that they are enjoying duck so 
often. No. 1066. 

Interested men met January 5 th to 
form a CONSOLIDATED Rifle 
Club, and the following temporary 
officers were elected; Dudley Oatman, 
President, and George Kendall, Sec- 

Tentative plans for organization 
were discussed: including membership 
in the National Rifle Association, ar- 
rangements for the use of Stanley 
Andrews' indoor range (this range 
to be completed this month), and 
plans for calling a meeting of all 
C.A.C. employees interested in shoot- 
ing rifle, pistol or shotgun. 

Expenses will be slight. An initia- 
tion fee of 75 cents and monthly dues 
of 50 cents should cover all expenses 
of range and targets and provide an 
attractive sum for prize-money. 

Guns and ammunition will be 
available at attractive discount to 
members in good standing. It is prob- 
able that arrangements will be made 
for the use of the police range and the 
San Diego Gun Club for pistol and 
shotgun enthusiasts. 

Those attending the meeting were: 

D. Oatman, C. Tyner, Smeltzer, 
Kay, Duncan, Gilchrist, Garrett, 
Schroeder, B, Lane. No. 619. 

"Old Hole-in-9" Biggs, after 
watching the pros play Sunday, de- 
cided he would spend more time with 
his camera as he now knows all about 
golf. W. H. Armstrong, 4279. 

Many thanks, Harger of the Tool 
Room, for the article on the pioneer 

Sears Savings on 
Work Clothing 

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Full cut. Reinforced front, I" ^^ (^ 
under arms, double yoke back. *^ / V^ 
Sizes 1 41/2-1 7. Real value! \J / 

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proof. Triple stitched main / *^v> 
seams. Two flap pockets. 1 \J 

Heavy Duty Shoes 

Black or brown elk uppers. <^ C\C\ 
Moccasin style toe. Heavy "K \J\J 
raw cord soles, heels. ^^•PAIR 

Shop Aprons — 2:20 wt. indigo /^Q^ 

blue denim. 2 Pockets. 44-in... ^^^ 

Corpenters' Overalls — Heavy white | C.Q 

drill, large swing pockets ' •w^ 

Corpenfers' Overalls — S-oz. white 1 QQ 

duck. Double knees, Reinforced. •^'O 

Shop Coats — Heavy herringbone ^ ^Q 

twill, belted. Pre-shrunk ^•^3' 

"Nationols" — Sanforized. Heavy J AQ 
wt. Triple stitched seams ^.^3^ 

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Rowan (exper) , Blair (Spot 
Weld) and Kern, (insp) tackled San 
Gorgonio (old Greyback) 11,485' 
of the San Bernardinos the day after 
Christmas, scaling the south face 
from Valley of the Falls in upper Mill 
Creek canyon. A ten-thousand-foot 
level was reached but due to deep 
snow the party had to track back 
finding shelter for the night in Dobb's 
old dilapidated log cabin at about 
nine thousand feet, along the pictur- 
esque falls creek. 

Rowan, (our cook) deliciously 
prepared three huge steaks of over 
one pound each for our evening 
"Fiesta" and a box of "Aunt Je- 
mima's" was readily put away by the 
boys next morning in the form of pan- 
cakes as only "Bert" can make them. 

Due to the severe snowstorm which 
struck the region next morning at day- 
break the idea of another attempt to 
scale the mountain was given up, so 
old Grayback is still on our list for 
another "assault" in the near future. 

The Hon. George Wire (Hull) 
was disappointed in not finding his 
name listed as a "mountain Goat" in 
last month's issue of CONSOLI- 
DATOR — he tells us he climbed thru 
sage and cactus up the east face of 
"mighty Soledad", reaching the eight- 
hundred-foot top, torn, fatigued, and 
perplexed in finding that a good road 
came up from the south and west sides. 
We'd like to have you with us, George, 
on our next climb to help carry the 
conversation or sompin'. 

Then there's George Young, who 
would go up into the San Bernardino's 
thru snow and ice without chains and 
get stuck several times — better stay 
away from those high hills in the 
wintertime, George. 

We wonder why "Oscar" Noer- 
schell and "Ken" Whitney (Engineer- 
ing) stayed up at Big Bear so long — 
neither of the youths can ski nor do 
they like tobogganing — O well — must 
be some other attraction. 

The boys attacked the north face 
but Mother Nature closed in on them 
with a severe blizzard and with re- 
luctance they scurried down to civili- 
zation — worst of all — Henry's car 
just looked like one big heap o' snow 
on their return and could not be moved 
— bewildered they left it. forgetting 
everything, inclucling shaving equip- 
ment and after many strenuous hours 
of skiing, walking, thumbing, taxiing. 

etc., drifted back into San Diego with 
extremely heavy beards — Henry says 
the trip was worth it even if he had to 
buy a new razor and perhaps a new 
car if he can't find his old one next 

Leading the Edges With Elmer 

A new addition has been added to 
Leading Edge which is our new stock 
chaser, Mr. John Buchan, or better 
known as Little Johnnie — or a call 
for Phillip Morris, not Jim. 

Herbert Pryon won't drink the sec- 
ond cup of coffee at noon as he is 
afraid it will keep him awake all 

Bill Crocker, a riveter in the Lead- 
ing Edge, spent a day at Laguna in 
the snow. He says it is less painful 
to slide on skis than one one's ear. 
Elmer Gahlbeck. 

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(Continued from page 181 

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ing. House confinement during dis- 
ability is not required. In the event 
of disability caused by or resulting 
from a pregnancy including resulting 
childbirth or miscarriage, not more 
than six weeks' indemnity will be paid 
for disability resulting from any one 

Each and every employee not now 
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fully explaining it and carefully read 
the circular and ask for any additional 
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electing to come in under this plan as 
this insurance is secured so much 
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We have attempted to give the 
CONSOLIDATOR readers brief 
word sketches of our artists. However, 
during the interviews, we found them 
to be much too modest and reluctant 
to tell us of their real abilities in art. 
At least here is an introduction to our 
present art staff: (Membership in this 
group is certainly not closed: those 
who possess artistic talent or artistic 
ideas are invited — yes, even urged — to 
make these facts known by contribut- 
ing cartoons or drawings to future 
issues of the CONSOLIDATOR.) 

CLEM REGNER of the Night 
Wings followed an art course in high 
school and later studied commercial 
art and light drawing at the San Diego 
Academy of Fine Arts. Clem hopes 
to develop his talents further by his 
work on the CONSOLIDATOR. 

J.W.VAN DOREN, Tool Design, 
says that cartooning is just a hobby 
with him. In Baltimore, Van was a 
member of a charcoal club — a club 
composed of artists, would-be-artists 
and beer drinkers: this club started 


Our Hrtists 

By Cash Stall 

Van on his career, but we're in ques- 
tion as to which career. 

BROR DYMLING, Hull Depart- 
ment, has studied art for a number of 
years: he won several scholarships to 
an Eastern Art School with his car- 
toons and later worked for "Provi- 
dence (R. I.) Evening Bulletin" and 
the "Waco Aircraft Magazine." 

Design, and Issue Editor of the Oc- 
tober CONSOLIDATOR, began his 
art activities through study of archi- 
tectural drawing. Later he edited the 
San Diego "Ad Pointer" and spent 
four years with an advertising agency. 

BILL O'BRIEN, Inspector, 

"picked up" his ability as an artist by 

his association with artists. Aircraft 

construction in all its phases has oc- 


cupied his time completely since 1922: 
drawing, therefore, is merely a side 

Shop, hails from Dickenson College. 
Claude draws for his own amuse- 
ment and the amusement of his friends. 

RUSSELL KERN, Inspector, is an- 
other who claims art as a hobby. His 
real talents in art are wood-carving 
and modeling, but we like his draw- 
ings, too. 

HERB TRUITT, Paint Shop, 
served an apprenticeship with sign 
shops and motion picture studios. He 
specialized in commercial art and 
stage scenery. Later Herb was em- 
ployed by M.G.M. Studios in Holly- 

Mr. George Reeves, our former 
timekeeper, said he doesn't see why his 
name did not appear in the CONSOL- 
IDATOR. Hope he likes his new po- 
sition as stock chaser in the Experi- 
mental Building. Durward. 882. 



still others build boats, but, for a 
hobby that is different, check Major 
Bill Jenson of our Tail Department. 
He specializes in operations and, if any 
one doesn't know why we tick, go see 
Bill. At present, he is displaying the 
current splice job to a small circle of 
intimate friends and it doesn't take 
much coaxing to get him to explain 
all with gestures and working models. 

Fred Harger. of our Tool Room 
force, has for a hobby the study of 
Archeology. He specializes in Egyptian 
construction and has a large library 
consisting of books covering many 
phases of this interesting art. The 
study of the pyramids, their size, 
method of construction and the ma- 
terial used, takes many hours of his 
spare time and he is always looking 
for more information on this subject 
or more time to study the information 
he now has on hand. 

Some boys save stamps, others stuff 
animals; some shoot clay pigeons and 

Tommy Bell, Tool Room Trouble 
Shooter, and Mayor of Suncrest 
Heights, has a pet hobby of waylaying 
small game near his home. He is 
proudly displaying his newest addi- 
tion, a California Red Fox, which he 
finally captured after many tries in 
an ingeniously built trap. We'll see 
how far he has come along as a taxi- 
dermist after he mounts his latest 

Everyone has a common hobby — 
keeping one's eye open for gold. 
"Shamers" McManus. Final Assembly 
Stock Expeditor, has gone everyone a 
little better — he actually found some. 
He has a secret source of supply and 
proudly displays his findings. 



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The building of models holds the 
attention of many CONSOLI- 
DATED boys. "Sailor" Smities, In- 
spection Crib, Sergeant-at-Arms, paid 
for his higher education with the pro- 
ceeds of the sale of ships models he 
built and sold to various steamship 
lines for display purposes. At pres- 
ent, he is working on a model of an 
electric locomotive and many other 
items. Unlike most hobbies, his has 
been a highly profitable one and he 
should be congratulated. 

The care and breeding of Cocker 
Spaniels holds "Poodles" Van Rohr's 
attention during his spare moments. 
Our Receiving Inspection pal gets a 
big kick out of his hobby and many 
hard dollars besides. 

"Stubble" Swartz, wavy-haired 
Inspector, saves stamps in a serious 
manner and has a collection to be 
proud of. 

"Chuck" Hibert chases fire engines 
and Barracuda when they are in sea- 
son. He has better luck with fire en- 
gines. We saw him catch up with one 
of them once. 

Wood-carving has held Walter 
Spooner's interest since his Boy Scout 
days and what started as a hobby has 
helped him on his way through school, 
into outside jobs and finally a spot 
here in the Tool Room of CONSOL- 

He carved many silhouettes and 
patterns for trim castings while in 
High School. 

His skill became widely known and 
when the Exposition was being plan- 
ned he was asked to carve a cover for 
the visitors' registration book that was 
placed in the Palace of Education. He 
also operated a carving shop in "Gold 

At present he is doing a series of 
Totem Poles. They are authentic in 
design and proportion and create much 
favorable comment. 

His ambition is to ride this hobby 
and make it not only improve his 
general all-around craftsmanship but 
act as an outlet for his natural artistic 

The above shows what some of the 
fellows do with their spare time. What 
do you have for a hobby .' The CON- 
SOLIDATOR can use some snaps of 
men engaged in their hobbies. 

Mildred XLiicr of Westwood and 
John Jensen. Night Wings, were mar- 
ried December 12. Congratulations! 


January, 1937 




By Dan Miller (Clerk) 

The men of the Machine Shop ex- 
tend to the rest of the plant best wishes 
for a happy and prosperous New 

The men of the first and second 
night shifts were glad to contribute 
their share toward the fund for buy- 
ing baskets for those men who were 
home, sick. 

On the day shift, the men con- 
tributed enough to enable us to give 
cash presents to Hank Keeyes and Roy 
Whitehouse who have been out sick 
for several months. As this edition 
goes to press I am happy to say that 
Roy started back to work the first day 
of the new year. We are all as glad to 
see him back as we know Roy himself 
is glad to be back. 

W. Morgan, turret lathe man of the 
first night shift, certainly believes now 
that old saying that it never rains but 
it pours. His grandmother presented 
him with a completely furnished six- 
room house and Morgan made it more 
complete by marrying Miss Doris 
Griffiths on November 29th, Con- 
gratulations! You certainly have a fine 

Paul Schneider, milling machine 
lead man on the first night shift, who 
is heard singing ( I said singing) "I'm 
An Old Cow Hand" most any time, 
is probably the best authority on cows 
among the boys. Paul lives on a ranch 
near Chula Vista, which accounts for 
his winning all the bovine arguments. 

Harry La Bar, turret lathe operator, 
a 250-lb. heavyweight, finds that 
bowling is much more strenuous than 
tiddly-winks. Harry is now trying 


to make a name for himself on the 

I. Hages, engine lathe man, is now 
a landlord by acquiring a four-unit 
court on Park Boulevard. We hope all 
his tenants are good ones! 

Dick Schwartz, radial drill man, in 
company with Miss Vivian Morrison 
were off in a cloud of dust to Yuma on 
December 21st, There they were 
hitched "until death do them part" 
or words to that effect. 

Matt Wielopolski, curly haired 
Adonis of the first night shift, has 
been seen in company with blondes, 
brunettes and redheads. He can't de- 
cide on his favorite color as yet be- 
cause Matt claims to be a man who is 
different. I wonder how many girls 
have heard that? 

Our bowling team, which is in fifth 
place at the present time, made a New 
Year's resolution that nothing could 
stop them from going into first place. 
The rest of the teams may just as well 
give up. because there is no stopping 
the fellows now! Captain Harry Mil- 
ler is still tops among bowlers in the 
three leagues, with a 195 average. 

Over the Christmas and New Year 
holidays, men of the Machine Shop 
went all over the countryside to enjoy 
their vacation. Our Foreman, Henry 
Golem, enjoyed the Pitt-Washington 
game at the Rose Bowl as did Harold 

Bob Williams, Harry Wenzel, Fred 
De Pucchio, and Jimmy Williams, all 
journeyed to Pasadena to see the Rose 

Glen Smith, Fred Hudson. Fred 
Otto and the writer spent their time 
enjoyably in the snow at Laguna. 

Jerry Parizek went to Yuma, not 
to get married but to visit friends, 

Dan Mann motored to Los Angeles 
to visit relatives. 

Many have told me it was the hap- 
piest holiday season they have ever 

On December 31st. our big game 
hunters of the Machine Shop heaved a 
sigh of despair for from now until 
next fall they can no longer tramp 
over hill and dale in search of those 
elusive and speedy little feathered crea- 
tures known as quail. Many a mighty 
Nimrod of this department has come 
back footsore and weary after a long 
day's search with nothing but empty 
game bags, aching shoulders and blist- 
ered feet to show they had been hunt- 
ing. On the other hand, many have 
come home with game bags filled and 
so the balance is even. 

During the months between now 
and next quail season, the various 
trips made will no doubt be lived over 
and over again, equipment will be 
bought, preparations will be made so 
that when the time comes these same 
mighty Nimrods will again hit the 
trail to do the same thing over, al- 
ways dreaming of the day when they 
will get their limit and have some- 
thing to remember and tell their grand- 
children for years to come. 

Again, the Machine Shop extends 
its best wishes to you all for a Happy 
New Year! 

Congratulations and best wishes to 
Charles A. Mohr of Engineering De- 
partment on his marriage New Year's 
eve to Miss Dorothy Beck of Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 


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THE origin of stainless steel, like 
many other discoveries, came along 
as a by-product, so to speak, to the 
solution of a problem that confronted 
the British Admiralty some thirty 
years ago. 

At that time, the British Navy re- 
quested one of the leading steel manu- 
facturers in England to produce, if 
possible, a suitable steel that would 
stand up for gun barrel linings. The 
Navy had been experiencing consid- 
erable trouble with the linings of the 

guns due to salt water spray and the 
oxides of nitrogen formed when the 
guns were fired. This latter product, 
coupled with the moisture present, 
would form nitrous or nitric acid 
which was decidedly corrosive to the 
linings. This caused frequent replac- 
ing of the lining. 

The metal chromium had been dis- 
covered by Vanquelin in 1 797 and cer- 
tain mixtures of iron and chromium 
were known to be resistant to corro- 
sion. As English metallurgists had this 


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problem before them for at least eighty 
years they, naturally, turned to this 
element for the solution of their prob- 
lem. A number of alloys of iron and 
chromium, with varying percentages 
of each, were made up. For some rea- 
son or other, the interest in this prob- 
lem waned and this lot of alloys was 
thrown out in the yard of the plant, 
lying there exposed to the weathering 
of the elements. Some nine months 
later one of the men happened on this 
lot of material and noticed that sev- 
eral of the pieces had apparently the 
same appearance as when thrown 
away; that is. they had not acquired 
the usual film of rust. 

The result of this discovery was the 
introduction of stainless steel to the 
world. At this time, the product was 
commercially used chiefly for knife 
blades. It was a steel of 1 3 to 14 per- 
cent of chromium and was attracted by 
a magnet. 

After the World War. considerable 
research was conducted in the stainless 
steel field and today we have the well- 
known 18-8 product which is sold 
under various trade names. The com- 
position of this product is 17-20% 
chromium. 7-10'^c nickel, approxi- 
mately .50'^r silicon with a carbon 
content of .lO'^r or less. It is almost 
entirely non-magnetic — although 
some 18-8 steels have been found to 
be attracted to a magnet. The physical 
properties show a tensile of 80-100.- 
000 P.S.I yield of 40-55.000 P.S.I, 
and elongation of 40 to 50'f. This 
material cannot be hardened except to 
a certain extent by cold working and 
this hardness can be subsequently re- 
lieved by heating to 1900° P. and 
cooling from this temperature. 

While this is true of 18-8 steels 
having a low carbon content it is not 
to be confused with the high carbon 
chromium steels which are highly re- 
sistant to corrosion and are success- 
fully heat treated to a Rockwell hard- 
ness of C56 to C60. These steels arc 
exceedingly hard and tough. 

The next time you see one of the 
new 18-8 streamline trains whisking 
over the rails or behold your smiling 
countenance reflected in a panel of 
18-8 in a modernistic kitchen, just re- 
member that stainless steel is still in 
its infancy and tomorrow many uses 
will be found for this valuable alloy 
that are not thought of today. 


Al Ballard of the Sheet Department 
left December 18th for a belated 
honeymoon trip to Buffalo. Ed Jones 
went along as a chaperon. Al left with 
a four-day growth of beard and it's 
wondering the boys are. whether he 
will return shaved. 

Eddie Raymond. 


January, 1937 


IHesn Flying Club IIeujs 

DURING our last November meet- 
ing, we were all surprised and 
disappointed when the secretary read 
us a letter from our president, Mr. 
Leonard, in which he stated his wish 
that we accept his resignation, due to 
the fact that his time was almost en- 
tirely taken up at the plant: this let- 
ter was followed by one from Mr. 
Knutson, our vice-president, who also 
wanted to resign for the same reason. 
Both resignations were regretfully ac- 
cepted and an election was held to re- 
place them. Mr. Griffith, our ex-social 
director, was elected president and Mr. 
Hopkins was elected vice-president. A 
rising vote of thanks was given in 
honor of Mr. Leonard's unselfish ser- 
vice to the club. Mr. Leonard in his 
last speech as an officer stated that he 
highly prized his membership in the 
club and had no intentions of giving 
it up even though he felt he had to 
resign as an officer. 

Our party at the Hacienda on the 
1 1th was a grand success.. An attend- 
ance of 480 persons far exceeded our 
expectations. Our guests included Mr. 
and Mrs. Kelley, Mr. Bourdon, Mr. 
Oversmith, Mr. and Mrs. Lanyon, 
Mr. and Mrs. Gurney. Mr. Petit, Mr. 
and Mrs. Leigel, Mr. and Mrs. Hotch- 
kiss, Mr. W. Dugas, Mr. and Mrs. 
Willard and others. A good time was 
had by all including Mr. Muck, Mr. 
Steves and Mr. and Mrs. Hartmayer, 
who were seen leaving in the wee small 
hours of the morning in a very happy 
mood. Mr. Hunneman has promised 
us another party soon, so here's hop- 
ing it will be as nice as the last one. 

Of late, members have been enjoy- 
ing some beautiful views on their 
flights. The snow-covered mountains 
which include the Lagunas. Cuya- 
macas, Palomar, Baldy and the San 
Jacinto ranges are worth seeing from 
a few thousand feet up. 

Last Sunday, while Bob Johnson 
was soloing, he saw what he thought 
was a ship in the Mesquite bushes. 
He landed and discovered it was a six- 
foot model airplane with motor and 
everything complete. He returned it to 
its owner who had lost it while flight 
testing. The grateful owner made him 
a gift of five dollars, or the equivalent 


of five hours flying time; "good work. 

Our next meeting will be held on 
January 15, 1937, We had to skip 
our last one as it came on New Year's 

There are still a few memberships 
available, so, if interested, contact any 
regular member. 

The club's personnel, wishes to ex- 
tend to all CONSOLIDATOR read- 
ers, a happy and prosperous New Year. 

The Irvin Aircraft Mechanics As- 
sociation gave a dinner at the El Cortez 
Hotel on Saturday. January ninth. 
Among the speakers were Herb Ezard. 
foreman of the Wing Department, and 
Dudley Steele, manager of the Avia- 
tion Department of the Richfield Oil 
Co. Don Frye, personnel director, took 
photographs of the dinner. 

What's the matter with giving us 
amateur photographers a page in the 

C. S. Bohley, 4268. 

O. K. How about some pictures. 

Leo Klingenmeier of the Night 
Wings is at work again after a period 
of illness. 

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Hbuis From the Capital 

What with the holiday season — 
the reticence of advertisers to rally to 
the standard after spending all their 
appropriations for the Christmas buy- 
ing — the dearth of plant contribu- 
tions "on account of" Christmas — 
New Years — the Rose Bowl game — 
Holiday headaches — and what have 
you — we still thought dependently on 
that Rock of Gibraltar — that good 
old wheel horse — to wit, Horace E. 
Weihmiller, Eastern Engineering Rep- 
resentative of CONSOLIDATED at 
the Nation's Capital and all points 
east. Come what may, Weih will not 
disappoint us!! Let the heavens fall, 
Weih will still be trying to hold them-^ 
in their appointed places!!! Alas — 
alack — and well-aday — too often do 
we build our hopes on the frailties 
of human nature. Sez why??:" Let 
us quote the following telegram: 

FA104 41 DL Collect - Washington 
DC 5 1028 A 1937 Jan 5 AM 8:39 
CRAFTS CORP San Diego Calif. 
Please omit my column CONSOLI- 
DATOR this time and also as regular 
feature as I simply have not time to 
repare good articles stop Will con- 
tribute various articles from time to 
time as suitable subjects arise and am 
not so rushed. 


And there, folks, you have the bad 
news in its entirety. Aside from the 
misspelling (due, doubtless, to error 
in transmission) and the much more 
important and painful detail that the 
message was (see above) sent collect 
— we must now stagger along tempor- 
arily without a real-dyed-in-thc-wool 
Washington Correspondent. 

Were it not for the fact that we 
still live in hopes of Weih's return to 
the fold some time when the details 
of PBYs (and others too prominent 
to mention in the list of our current 
models) cease to beset his mind to the 
extent that he must forsooth desert the 

were it not for that fact, we would 
be inclined to close this column with 
the words of the Latin poet: "Hie obit 

Such, however, is not the case and, 
therefore, we will struggle along writ- 
ing this Washington column, our 
author being one who modestly signs 
himself as "Washington, by one who 
has never been there." 

Here she goes: 

"Pennsylvania Avenue is now all 
a-bloom, not with the spring-time 
cherry blossoms, but with the newly 
arriving legislators who. all being of 
one party, get along well together, de- 
spite wide geographical differences. 
Maine and Vermont still seem to be 
sticking together. 

We tried to drop in at the Friend- 
ship Estate the other evening for 
New Year's eve festivities but, being 
a newspaper man, the police got there 
before we did and helped us on our 
way home without even a look-see. 

Seafood places on the waterfront 
supply highly recommended brain 
food to Departmental executives. Try 
Naylor's — if you get there early you 
may get service in a couple of hours. 

Twenty cent taxis continue to ply 

their trade: go outside of the 20c zone, 
however, and you might as well buy 
the machine outright and pension the 

Washington Airport still bisected 
by an arterial highway. Unlike Lind- 
bergh Field, there seems no way to 
improve the condition of this trans- 
continental terminus — page Joe Bren- 

Judging from the weather reports, 
winter seems to have set in hereabouts 
— almost as cold as some spots on the 
West Coast I might mention." 

So here's 30 for tonight, and believe 
it or not, folks, next issue we will have 
a really good Washington column. 

Timely Doings 

The timekeepers start the New Year 
with three new members — Floyd 
Warren, Snell and Owen Gandee. 
They'll have trouble in many ways 
making up the loss of George Reeves 
and Don Bishop, recently transferred 
to Experimental and Production de- 
partments, respectively. 

We were all surprised when Doug 
Basore, Wing Timekeeper and Dot 
Easterbrook suddenly dashed over to 
Yuma and got married. After adver- 
tising a big wedding, too! 

».for Greater Motoring 
Enjoyment this year 

a 1937 


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ncuis of the night 

By X and X. 

Flash — One of the runnerups in the 
recent mayoralty election at Tijuana, 
was none other than our own Ross 
Dilling. night foreman of the Paint 
Shop. Too much overtime work lately 
interfered with Ross's last minute 
campaigning. Better luck, next time, 
— Mr. Leonard please take notice. 

Flare — After the big storm the 
other night, it was noted that the wor- 
ried look on the faces of the various 
officials relaxed upon their arrival at 
the plant and found, quote. — that our 
ships in the yard were still there. 
Unquote, — proving that the PBY I's 
could take it. 

Flame — An A.A.U. record will be 
asked for by friends of Dick Emerick, 
night superintendent, for his five sec- 
ond dash from office to patio the night 
our Xmas tree crashed. 

Fizzle — A hearty disapproval of 
the recently adopted distribution of 
the CONSOLIDATOR is voiced by 
the night crew, most of whom didn't 
get theirs. It is suggested that the 
CONSOLIDATOR be distributed 
with the pay envelopes. Are you lis- 
tening, Mr. Editor? 

Sparks — A monthly article in the 
form of a continued story on aviation 
from its infancy including noted 
flights and fliers, also planes would be 
of interest to all. If the staff is unable 
to furnish this, how about some lit- 
erary statistical fellow in the plant 
doing so? What say, let's have it? 

More Sparks — Our Xmas tree was 
a knockout and due to the lighting 
effects many complimentary remarks 
were made. Good work, maintenance 



Funeral Parlors 
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Jl helpful, monthly 
payment plan is 
available for those 
who lack ready 

Flickers — (\) We are still waiting 
for some bright engineer to get up to 
the third floor in the ex-building 
without climbing the stairs or using 
the elevator. Keeps you in condition, 
boys. (2) New arrivals from the east, 
remarked about our recent heavy dew. 
Heaven on Earth Club — attention. 
(3) Our new office lobby is a big im- 
provement, try to get in without the 
password. Ask Mrs. Davis. (4 ) Judg- 
ing from the amount of spirits we 
encountered at the last dance it must 
have been a Democratic celebration. 
P.S. — The spirits weren't dead and 
the dance itself was a huge success. 
Thanks committee. 

Flareoff — Flickers may come, and 
flickers may go, but we go on for- 
ever, — we hope. 

See you next month, — maybe. x8x. 

Wedding Bells rang on New Year's 
day for Lenora Lang of Seattle and 
Dwight McMillan of Night Wings. 
Incidentally, the couple was married 
in Seattle. 

Cash Stall. 

Anthony Joseph Nettke, 7610, of 
Carpenter Shop, said the boys did not 
notice his new shirt and tie Santa 
gave him. Very nice Joe. 

Durward, 882. 

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These merchants Ulill 
Cash Vour Checks 

The following local merchants will 
cash employee payroll checks without 

Ace Drug Co.. 

820 West Washington Street. 
Ben Hur Barbecue, 

1040 B Street. 
Brooks Company, 

4 1 6 Broadway. 

Buono's Central Park Market, 

2988 Imperial Avenue. 
Continental Stores. Inc.. 

644 Twelfth Avenue. 

Eighth Avenue and C Street. 
Eldridge Drug Co., 

30th and Beech Streets, 

25th and Broadway, 

Fifth and University Avenues. 
Foreman tJ Clark. 

5 1 5 Broadway. 
Gaul {y Cathcart. 

1 945 Thirtieth Street. 
General Petroleum Corporation of Calif.. 

All Stations. 
Grand Rapids Home Furnishing Co.. 

1 144 Fifth Avenue. 
Hamiltons Ltd., 

644 C Street. 
Hammond Furniture Co.. 

441 University Avenue, 

3862 Fifth Avenue. 

Fifth and University Avenues. 
Hazard-Gould B Co.. 

Fifth Avenue and K Street. 
Hotel San Diego. 

Broadway at State and Union. 
J. Jessop f^ Sons, 

1041 Fifth Avenue. 
Kerrigan Jewelers, 

4387 University Avenue. 
Leighton Dairy Lunch. 

951 Fourth Avenue. 
Lion Clothing Co.. 

Broadway at Sixth Avenue. 
Maid Rite Barbecue. 

1065 Twelfth Avenue. 
MacMarr Stores, 

All Stores. 
Miller Service Inc.. 

3 2nd Street and University Avenue. 
Montgomery Ward H Company. 

Eighth Avenue and B Street. 
Nelson-Moore Co., 

631-633 Broadway. 
Stan Newcomb's. 

510 B Street. 
The Owl Drug Co.. 

Fourth Avenue and Broadway, 

Sixth Avenue and Broadway. 

30th Street and University Avenue. 
Pay'n Takit Stores. 

All Stores. 
Piggly Wiggly of San Diego. Inc.. 

All Stores. 
Pullman Cafeteria. 

1240 Fifth Avenue. 
Rubin s. 

71 3 Broadway. 
Safeway Stores, 

All Stores. 
San Diego Building and Lean Association. 

336 Broadway. 
San Diego Hardware Co.. 

840-850 Fifth Avenue. 
San Diego Market. 

644 Twelfth Avenue. 
Leo M. Schiller, 

1 1 30 Fifth Avenue. 
Scars. Roebuck and Co.. 

1101 Sixth Avenue. 

Shell Oil Company. 

All Stations. 
A. G. Spalding K Bros., 

201 Broadway. 
Stanley Andrews Co., 

1 144 Third Avenue. 
Streicher's Shoe Store. 

939 Fifth Avenue. 
Taste-Rite Barbecue, 

4156 Pacific Boulevard. 
Thrifty Market, 

91 5 Twelfth Avenue. 
Universal Boot Shops. 

946 Fifth Avenue. 

1 154 Fifth Avenue. 

2917 University Avenue, 

945 Orange Avenue, Coronado. 
University Avenue Furniture Co.. 

100 3 University Avenue. 
Van's Market. 

306 N. Hill, Oceanside. 
Vegetarian Cafeteria and Bakery, 

1 1 25 Sixth Avenue. 

Fifth Avenue and Broadway. 
Wetherby-Kayser Shoe Company. 

115 1 Sixth Avenue. 
Whitney H Company. 

916-946 Sixth Avenue. 

Sixth Avenue and B Street. 
Ye Golden Lion Tavern Cafe. 

1041 Fourth Avenue. 

Gott, lUhat a IHess ! ! 

Mr. Gott was invited to attend our 
dance by Mr. Gott. Mr. Gott was in 
a hurry and couldn't wait to see Mr. 
Gott. Mr. Gott left his card for Mr. 
Gott. Upon arrival of Mr. Gott I in- 
formed him that Mr. Gott had left. 
Mr. Gott said. 'By Gott. I am sorry." 
Then along came Mr. Gott who was 
looking for a place to sit down. Then 
Mrs. Gott arrived and told Mr. Gott 
it was time to announce the drawing. 
Mr. Gott wanted to know if we got a 
drawing wheel. Mr. Gott got a big 
applause when he announced the 
winner. Jim Morris. 

(Occasioned by Ed Gott's inviting 
Hugh Gott to attend our dance. When 
Ed. son Jack, daughter Stephanie, and 
Mrs. Gott arrived. Hugh had left, as 
chronicled above.) 

Scotty Doig: "My lad, are you 
to be my caddie i"" 

Caddie: "Yes, sir." 

Scotty Doig: "And how are you 
at finding lost balls.'" 

Caddie: "Very good, sir. ' 

Scotty Doig: "Well look around 
and find one so we can start the game." 
Bob Jones. Engineering. 


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Volume 2 

February, 1937 

Number 2 

Vour Income TaK and mine 

HERE'S that man again. What 
man? The Income Tax man. 
Not literally, but nevertheless Tax 
Return filing time has rolled around 
once more and by not later than 
March 15, 1937, most of us will be 
required to file our Federal Income 
Tax returns and by April 15 our 
California State Income Tax returns. 
Much head scratching will be done 
and much midnight oil will be burned 
when these returns are compiled, but 
there are certain hard and fixed rules 
that must be followed if our returns 
are to be properly prepared. So in or- 
der to save as much hair as possible, 
the following pertinent facts are set 
forth in respect of the Federal Income 

1. Those required to make returns: 

( a) Every person having a Net In- 
come of $1,000.00 or over, if single, 
or if married and not living with hus- 
band or wife. 

(c) Every person having a Gross 
Income of $5,000.00 or more, re- 
gardless of the amount of net income. 

( d ) A husband and wife living to- 
gether who have a combined net in- 
come of $2,500.00 or over or who 
jointly have a gross income of $5,- 
000.00 or over. (Separate returns 
may be filed for the husband and 
wife. ) 

(e) A husband and wife, who 
were married during the year, who 
each had a single status during tax- 
able year, if the combined net income 
exceeds the combined joint exemption. 

2. Gross Income is defined as being 
the total taxable income from all 
sources. Such items include commis- 
sions: dividends on stocks: executors 
fees, sale of expected inheritance: gains 
from sale of property ( Capital 
Gains) : interest on bank deposits, 
bonds, notes, loans, etc. ; damage 
from patent infringement: prizes won 
at contests, shows, raffles, etc.; pro- 
fessional fees, rents, rewards, royalties, 
salaries and wages. 

. . . By H. E. Ryker 

Many items of income to the in- 
dividual are not considered taxable in- 
come, among which are the follow- 
ing: Accident and health insurance 
proceeds; alimony payments; dam- 
ages received for personal injuries, 
slander, libel of personal reputation, 
breach of promise or alienation of af- 
fections: dividends from corporation 
earnings accumulated prior to March 
1 , 1913: dividends on unmatured life 
insurance policies: gifts, inheritances: 
interest on state and city bonds; jury 
fees: life insurance proceeds; National 

Guardsmen's salaries if paid by the 
State; Notary fees; and State Pensions. 
Dividends from domestic income 
tax paying corporations are included 
in Gross Income for both Normal and 
Surtax purposes. In prior years these 
Dividends were not subject the Nor- 
mal tax. 

3. Net Income is the Gross Income as 
computed above less any Allowable 

4. Allowable Deductions are of many 
kinds, those of most common occur- 
rence being — bad debts: contributions 
to a recognized organized charitable, 
religious, scientific, literary or educa- 
tional institution: dues to professional 

(Continued on page 34) 




Your Income Tax 

President's Column 

Ace of Aces ^ 

Home Building 6 

Explorer 8 

Ralph Oversmith 9 

Another Pioneer 10 

Security and Ownership 11 

Hobbies H 

Hawaiian Flight 16-17 

Cutting Tools 18-19 

Mesa Flying Club 20-2 1 

Bowling, Basketball, Gun Club 22-23 

Mountainews - 24 

Musicians - 25 

Capital News 26 

Machine Shop Drippings 27 

Hiram Plowboy 29 

The Guiding Light 33 

Plane Facts 35-36 

Plant News 2-36 

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The President's Column 

OUR nnuv 

OUR Navy has just demonstrated 
the thoroughness and precision 
with which it is daily doing things. 
To us who were familiar with the 
painstaking engineering supervision by 
the Bureau of Aeronautics, the exact 
inspection by Commander Chourre 
and his efficient force and the careful 
preparation and training under the 
able direction of Admiral King, Com- 
mander Air Base Force, it was no 
surprise to wake up the morning fol- 
lowing the take-off to hear that that 
capable young Naval flier Commander 
McDade and his seventy odd assist- 
ants, had landed in Pearl Harbor after 
flying a squadron of twelve Navy air- 
boats in a trans-Pacific (record break- 
ing) formation flight of 2553 miles. 

Characteristic of Navy efficiency 
was the brief radio from Captain 
Whiting at Pearl Harbor to Admiral 
King in San Diego "Patrol Squadron 
6 arrived in excellent condition, re- 
ported for duty ready for service." 

Our Service Manager Wheatlcy, 
who accompanied the squadron and is 
familiar with the thorough training 
which the Naval Air Force is under- 
going daily, "marveled at the celerity 
and confidence" displayed by the of- 
ficers in computing their position and 
drift after every observation. 

Naval Officers arc our greatest ex- 
perts in navigation and it is a source 
of much pride to our citizens to know 
that they work (to quote Wheatley) 
"with such assurance and precision 
* * * that no one had any doubt at 
any time that we knew where we 

How fine for our country that our 

Navy should appreciate air power, and 
how much better it is that naval avia- 
tion should be with the Navy than 
otherwise as in some countries! 

If our citizens could only see their 
Navy in its daily training they would 
realize what a wonderful body of men 
comprise it and what a marvelous 
esprit de corps it possesses. 

Our location in San Diego with 
close proximity to North Island, has 
been and will be a great help to us in 
rendering prompt and efficient service 
and assistance to our Navy. I con- 
gratulate you all upon the part you 
played in the construction of these 
twelve CONSOLIDATED air boats. 


WHEN we first moved here from 
Buffalo, I advised against im- 
mediately purchasing homes. I based 
this on the fact that we were in a new 
district and that it would take time 
for us to become acclimated and to 
know values when we saw them. 
However, it is a year and a half since 
we came to San Diego. We have had 
ample time to look over the situation 
and form our own conclusions. The 
initially large influx of our employees 
has been partially assimilated in the 
community. The Exposition has long 
been over, thus to a measure relieving 
the situation. In other words, there 
has been a stabilization of formerly 
unnatural conditions. We can all relax 
a bit and take stock of the situation. 

A renter is at the mercy of chang- 
ing rents unless protected by a long- 
term lease. The home-owner, on the 
other hand, is able to closely budget 
his expenditures for the acquisition 
and maintenance of his property, as 
most of these items are fixed, with the 
exception of taxes, which increase only 
in proportion to the expressed wishes 
of the voters, and not at the whim of 
any individual. Hence. I believe that 
at the present writing, any man who 
is financially able to swing the pur- 
chase of residential property is bet- 
ter off than one who lives on rented 
land and under a rented roof. The 
Federal Housing Administration has 
made it possible for anyone to acquire 
a home at reasonable rates of interest, 
including in the monthly payments 
such expenses as insurance, taxes, re- 
duction of principal, etc. 

It must always be borne in mind 
that while payments on the purchase 
of a house may be as high as rent, and 
while there may be an eventual loss on 
the turnover of a house, nevertheless 

something comes back; in the case of 
rent, once you pay it, it is gone forever. 
The prospective purchaser should 
investigate thoroughly his prospective 
property. He should assure himself 
that it is really what it is represented 
to be. The title should be studiously 
investigated, and a good form of title 
insurance demanded. Except in iso- 
lated cases the purchaser should con- 
sider only property that has been im- 
proved. Paving, sewers and utilities 
may fall as a heavy burden if put in 
at some later date. Cases have been 
noted, not necessarily in our city, 
where the purchaser found that the 
property deeded to him was not the 
same as the property he had looked at 
and thought he had bought. This is 
often the case where canyons, marshy 
land, or land requiring clearing are 
adjacent to the property under consid- 

It would seem that now is as good 
a time as any for the prospective home 
owner to give serious thought to own- 
ing a home. He should, however, exer- 
cise extreme caution and business judg- 
ment in so doing. To this end I rec- 
ommend that you read the two articles 
which appear in this issue concerning 
the purchase and ownership of homes. 
R. H. Fleet. 

Joe — Your letter is interesting. 
Stop at my office on your way out 
some evening and we will discuss it. 

R. H. F. 


1M accordance with Major Fleet's 
announcement in the January 
Dusen has announced the offer of 
three cash prizes of $50. $30 and $20 
to be awarded each month for the best 
suggestion submitted to lower costs. 

The winners for February will be 
announced in the March issue of the 
CONSOLIDATOR. Suggestions sub- 
mitted during January previous to 
this announcement will be considered 
for February awards. 

The following committee will con- 
sider all suggestions received and de- 
cide the final prize winners: 

C. A. \'^an Dusen. \^ice-Prcsident. 

Jas. L. Kelley. Factory Supt. 
Donald Frye. Personnel Director. 
B. W. Sheahan. Engineer in Charge 
of Drafting 

D. G. Fleet. Asst. to the Manager. 
D. M. Carpenter. Coordinator. 

February, 1937 

my First nirplane Ride 

THE United Air Lines Transport 
Corporation extended a gracious 
invitation to a group of CONSOLI- 
DATED personnel to take a courtesy 
flight in one of its huge transport 
planes, on Tuesday, February 2, 
at 7:55 P.M. Those who "hopped" 
were: Ted Hall. Bill Ring. Henry 
Mandolf. Harry Campbell, Henry 
Growald. Alan Abels. Pete Carlson, 
Basil Isham. Jimmy Wainwright, 
Jack Larson. C. B. Carroll, Tommy 
Hemphill. Len Cedewall, Wendell 
Eldred. Ken Jackman. G. G. Green, 
B. W. Sheahan. Mrs. L M. Laddon. 
Miss Ryan, and myself. 

I had never before been up in an 
airplane: in fact. I had never been in 
in a plane up or otherwise. My whole 
experience with them was derived 
from newspapers, books and that 
truth-stretching teacher — the motion 
picture. It was. therefore, with a 
mingled feeling of anticipation and 
apprehension that I stood in United's 
waiting room awaiting my initial 
"hop." My knees felt strangely 
wobbly and showed a tendency to 
"knock." Everybody else, including 
Mrs. Laddon and Miss Ryan, seemed 
to be "cool, calm and collected": I 
tried, unsuccessfully, to appear non- 
chalant. After waiting about ten min- 
utes, we were told that it was time to 
"take off." so. with the others. I 
headed for the plane. We were inter- 
cepted by Otto Menge who lined us 
up and took our picture. After this, 
we were permitted to enter the plane. 
An extremely pretty hostess met us at 
the door and led us to our seats. I felt 
a moment of panic as she fastened a 
belt about me. 


by Catherine mice Piiipps 

Of course I had heard about Sir 
Isaac Newton's theory of the law of 
gravity — "everything which goes up 
must come down", but it was no 
comfort as he didn't say that it had 
to come down in one piece! Once I 
had been comfortably seated, however, 
my curiosity got the better of my 
fright and I began to look about with 
interest. The plane seemed to be very 
compact with no wasted space. As I 
was taking everything in. someone 
said. "We're offl" and I awaited a 
jolt. To my surprise, the ship rose 
easily like a great bird. My fear now 
almost entirely conquered. I stared 
out the window in fascinated wonder 
at the sight spread beneath us. On 
one side was the sea — misty, dark and 
forbidding, but on the other side was 
beauty. The lights of San Diego re- 
sembled the contents of a jewel box 
strewn recklessly about, while the road 
to Mission Beach looked like a gor- 
geous diamond necklace. North Island. 
Coronado and the lighted ships in the 
harbor presented a never-to-be-for- 
gotten sight. I forgot my fright en- 
tirely and enjoyed my ride immense- 
ly and was quite peeved when we 
started to land. It seemed as if we had 
been up but a few minutes, while, in 
reality we had been up for half an 
hour. We landed easily with but a 
slight bump, and the great event was 
over. I had actually been up in a plane 
and — strangest of all — I liked it!! 

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TN the last issue of CONSOLI- 
1 DATOR. Air Vice-Marshal Wil- 
liam A. Bishop, V.C. D.S.O., etc., 
was referred to as "one of the greatest 
living aces of the past World War." 
When referring to aces of the World 
War, Colonel Bishop as he is com- 
monly known, has no peer. 

Born in Owen Sound, Canada, Col. 
Bishop entered the World War when 
only 20 years old. Probably the best 
tribute to his flying was made by our 
own General H. H. Arnold in his 
book "This Flying Game" in which 
he says: 

"The most successful fighting fliers 
of the Great War were called aces. The 
term signified one who had obtained at 
least five victories in air combat. Each 
of the principal combatant nations 
produced more than a score who were 
accorded this recognition. The air 
soldier who won more combats than 
any of his fellows was accorded that 
supreme title. Ace of Aces. Perhaps in 
no other branch of fighting was recog- 
nition of success so accurately classified 
as this. It is easy therefore to name the 
most famous fighting pilots — the 
greatest heroes of the war in the air. 
The greatest of them all, in point of 
victories won. was Colonel Bishop, a 
Canadian by birth, flying under the 
flag of the British Empire. Colonel 
Bishop gained more than one hundred 
victories over flying foes, more than 
eighty of which were confirmed. To 
him rightly goes the title. Interna- 
tional Ace of Aces." 

Air Vice-Marshal Bishop is now a 
director of our Canadian Cousin. 

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Milton 
Fulkerson on the birth of a 7-Ib. boy 
Sunday eve. We understand this is 
Milt's "X" job. Milt hangs out in 
the Center section where he hangs du- 
prene on the upright. We also have 
doubts as to whether the boy bounced, 
because of Milt's close association to 
duprene which doesn't bounce. Nizc 
going. Milt. No. 4388. 

One night Harold Olson left work 
to find that he had no car. The next 
morning the police found it at San 
Clemente (poorOlie)lI 

Elmer Gahlbeck. 4432. 

Tahe It Frnm me 

California grows the most unusual 
fruits and vegetables and. in the true 
Californian spirit, I agree that they 
are incomparable. But. here is the 
catch. Just show me the person who 
can match the New York Fish-Fry or 
Hamburger. Then he'll be sung to, 
talked about, and honored in the Ail- 
American style. Yet — "Thar's gold 
in them thar hills." 

Matt. 2538. 


Twas the night before pay day. and 

all through my jeans. 
I hunted in vain for the price of some 

Forward, turn forward. O Time, in 

thy flight. 
Make it tomorrow, just for tonight 11 
Christopher Morley. 

Here's hoping we may never find 
ourselves in such a predicament. 

Joe Davis, 1575. 

Have you been by the Cable De- 
partment lately and noticed how Gus 
Johnson, the boss cableman, has 
turned domestic? At first he just 
cooked a simple stew but now it's 
boiled eggs each morning. If he could 
sew, what a wife he would makel 

Louis Tournie of the Tool Room, 
whose young daughter was critically 
ill near Christmas, reports that she is 
well on the road to recovery. 

E. L. Minch. 1209. 

Rnother EKperlment? 

Ed Reynolds, of Engineering, ar- 
rived back at work following his 
honeymoon. When ho approached the 
Experimental Department he was cha- 
grined to find that he had left his 
identification disk home. However, he 
presented his marriage license and was 
imm'ediatcly admitted. 

R. R. Hoover. 20 2. 

We are glad to hear that Darling's 
wife has returned from the hospital 
after a serious operation. She became 
seriously ill Christmas Eve — not a 
very nice Christmas. 

Elmer Gahlbeck. 443 2. 


Walter Fowler was married to 
Dorothy Bclman of Baltimore. Md.. 
on December 21. 1^36. Mr. Fowler 
is emploved in the Wing Dept. 

^ No. 4628. 

February, 1937 

CDod luck 

to announce that Bill Hlobil, 
formerly in charge of liaison work, is 
starting on a new venture in the aero- 
nautical field. 

Bill's activities with CONSOLI- 
DATED started in March, 1926, on 
the PT and NY trainers under Colonel 
Clark and Joe Gwinn. He later en- 
gineered the FLEETS and trainers and 
finally took over complete control of 
the trainer series. Because of his val- 
uable experiences in the design and 
manufacture of these airplanes, Bill 
was appointed Chief Liaison Officer 
(trouble shooter) on all CONSOLL 
DATED airplanes. 

No newcomer to this industry, Bill 
started in aviation in 1916 as a pilot 
in the World War, at the age of sev- 
enteen years. He became thoroughly 
enthused with the value of aviation, 
both its military and commercial fea- 
tures, and decided to make it his field 
of activity. Realizing that there is 
more to aviation than flying, he took 
post-graduate courses in aeronautics 
at Vienna and Paris and became a 
full-fledged aeronautical engineer. 
Prior to his coming to CONSOLL 
DATED, he worked for the Curtiss 
Airplane Company in the factory thus 
broadening out his training and fitting 
himself for more responsible duties. 


While regretting the loss of a valued 
friend of long standing, the CON- 
SOLIDATOR knows that, because of 
his aggressiveness, training, and ex- 
perience. Bill will have complete suc- 
cess in his new endeavors. 

Tom: I thought you were a tee- 
totaler, but now I see you drink To- 
kay wine. How come? 
Jerry; Isn't "T" OK? 

W. Stoy. 

Ted Edwards. No. 1 man in the 
Bench Dept. said. "I have 69 men 
working under me." 

Chester Bendt replied. "That's 
nothing, the guy who cuts the lawn in 
the cemetery has 1 .500 under him!" 
Eddy Raymond. 

E. Wm. Ekdahl, rivet crib tool de- 
signer, slipped one over on most of his 
friends. He was married New Year's 
eve to Harriett Marie Burdette of 
Ocean Beach in Yuma, Ariz. They 
spent the holidays in a motor trip in- 
cluding Yuma, Los Angeles and Santa 

E. M. Shcehan. 

Magnus St. Clair, Material Dept.. 
says "Any Bohunk can borrow, but a 
Gentleman always returns what he 





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TO encourage the building and 
ownership of homes through a 
simple process of small monthly pay- 
ments that include interest, taxes, in- 
surance, special assessments and a 
gradual repayment of borrowed 
money: the Federal Housing Adminis- 
tration provides a way by which any 
individual in good credit standing can 
borrow up to 80', of the appraised 
value of the property when completed. 

These loans are made, not by the 
Government, but by banks and other 
lending agencies which have qualified 
under Government requirements. 
These payments can be spread over a 
period of twenty years and the only 
extra costs are certain initial fees to be 
paid in cash at the time the loan is 
made. The principal requisite is the 
borrower's ability to pay his monthly 
payments which should not exceed 
one-fourth of his monthly income. 

An applicant who wishes to build 
a home simply goes to a bank or some 
other approved loaning agency to file 
his application. The main advantages 
of these F.H.A. loans over other types, 
is that one may secure a larger propor- 
tionate loan for a longer period of 
time. The reason banks and other 
lending agencies can make these loans 
under such terms is that they are in- 
sured through Mutual Mortgage In- 
surance under Title II of the National 
Housing Act which protects them in 
this kind of loan. 

But to obtain this insurance, the 
bank or loaning agency is required by 
the Government to collect in advance 
on a monthly basis all costs of carrying 
the property and loan which are, as 
stated, included in the monthly pay- 

Many home owners are finding this 
type of loan a very convenient and 
simplified way of taking care of the 
whole financial cost in one account. 

For those who have such a loan in 
mind, it might be stated briefly that 
for the first year monthly payments 
will be around $10.25 for each thou- 
sand dollars borrowed. For example, 
assuming that you own a lot worth 
$650.00, or can buy one worth that 
amount: and want to borrow 
$2100.00 to build ... the set-up 
would approximate Loan A. below, 
if you wanted to take 20 years to re- 
pay and bearing in mind that each 
loan varies in the initial costs accord- 
ing to circumstances. 


These examples are from the files 
of the San Diego Trust &J Savings 
Bank and represent actual loans made. 



Time 1 9 years. 6 months. 

Loan A Loan B 

Amount of Loan . $2100.00 $2500.00 

Price of lot 650.00 650.00 

Contract for l:ouse . . 2150.00 2500.00 

$2800.00 $3150.00 

Initial Costs Paid in Cash — 

Taxes All Paid All Paid 

Brokerage No Charge No Charge 

F.H.A. Appraisal ... $ 10.00 $ 10.00 

Notary Fee . , 1.00 1.00 

Recording 5.30 5.30 

Trustee's Fee . . 2.50 2.50 

Tax Service 7.50 7.50 

Bank Appraisal 5.00 5.00 

Certificate of Title... 10.00 12.50 

F.H.A. Mortgage Ins. . 11.38 13.55 

Fire Insurance 12.90 12.50 

$ 65.58 S 69.85 

Monthly Payments First Year — 

Prin. and Interest . S H.07 $ 16.75 

Service Charge .86 1.02 

F.H.A. Mortgage Ins. . .88 1.05 

Fire Insurance .40 .35 

Taxes Estimated ... 5.73 6.57 

$ 21.94 $ 25.74 

Thus you will see that in LOAN A 
for $2100 the initial fees to be paid 
in cash amounted to $65.58 ... in 
other words, to build his house worth 
$2100 all the borrower had to do 
was to furnish the lot and pay $65.58 
cash for fees to entitle him to the loan 
which he could repay at the rate of 
$21.94 per month for the first year. 

During the life of the note, which 
bears b't interest, the principal and 
interest payments remain the same, 
but as the amount of interest decreases, 
the amount credited to payment of 
principal, of course, increases. 

Those contemplating such a loan 
can figure roughly the monthly cost 
by allowing about $10.25 for each 
thousand dollars borrowed. The best 
way. however, is to go directly to 
some bank or other agency qualified to 
make F.H.A. loans and work the 
whole problem out with them. San 
Diego banks make no brokerage 
charge. They are glad to assist. 

February, 1937 


pincc's SHIP 

WORKING hard for the past year 
during all their spare evenings 
and every week-end, several CON- 
SOLIDATORS led by C. C. Flagg, 
of our Final Assembly Inspection, 
built the beautiful little racing plane 
pictured above. 

The design incorporated Flagg's 
ideas of what a small racing plane 
should be. He had charge of all con- 
struction and was ably assisted by 
Young McClure and Lionel Machado 
of the Sheet Metal, Herbert Jewel and 
Joe McCannon of Final Assembly and 
Joe Sturgess of the Hull Department, 

Several problems had to be solved 
during its construction but keeping 
Flagg from welding himself into the 
fuselage probably gave the boys their 
greatest concern. 

After weeks of effort, the ship was 
turned over to Hugh Nicolson, Jr,, 
also of Final Assembly Inspection, 
who, after several minutes of taxiing, 
took the ship upon its initial hop. 

The results proved many of Flagg's 
theories as being correct and the boys 
are planning to clean up a few items 
and enter it in the National Air races 
in Cleveland, next fall. 

The boys extend their sincere 
thanks to many CONSOLIDATORS 
who assisted them in its construction 
and particularly want to thank I, M, 
Laddon, Harry Sutton, Leo Bourdon, 
Cass Gurney, Bert Bowling, Tom 
Galvin, Al Barlow and Herb Truitt 
for their assistance and advice. 

They also want to remember Paul 
Hock as being very helpful to their 
cause even though he made them pay 
cash for materials they required at 


General Characteristics 

Wing Area (Inc, ailerons) , 35 sq, ft. 

Span 14' 6" 

Length 1 2' 6" 

Height 3' 10" 

Weight (empty) 408 lbs. 

Gas Capacity 12 gals. 

Oil capacity 2 gals. 

Propeller, wood, 62" dia; 42° at % 

Engine, English Pabjoy, "Niagra" 

90 h,p. 

Speed 200 JVIPH 

Landing Speed (with flaps) 58 MPH 
Landing Speed (without 

flaps) 70 MPH 

Construction Data 

Wings are single piece cantilever 
type having two spruce spars and 
plywood skin. 

The fuselage is welded chrome moly 
steel tubing faired with spruce formers, 
screen wire and fabric covering. 

Control surfaces are steel tube con- 
struction fabric covered. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his "Es- 
say on Self Reliance," says: "There is 
a time in every man's education when 
he arrives at the conviction that envy 
is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; 
that he must take himself for better or 
for worse as his portion; that though 
the wide universe is full of good, no 
kernel of nourishing corn can come to 
him but through his toil bestowed on 
that plot of ground which is given to 
him to till," 

R. A. Ball, 5461, 


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esting newcomer in the person of 
Mr. Richard Archbold, Research As- 
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mals, of the American Museum of 
Natural History. He is awaiting the 
construction of a CONSOLIDATED 
PBY type flying boat, without arma- 
ment, which he has purchased for use 
on an expedition he will lead into the 
New Guinea region late this year. 

Mr. Archbold, whose quiet manner 
and slow, almost drawling speech, 
belie his exciting vocation, has seen 
many strange places in his mere 
twenty-nine years. His exploration 
career began when, at the age of 
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animal collector. The study of mam- 
mals proved to be so fascinating that 
he decided to make it his life work. 

Shortly after the conclusion of this 
expedition, Mr. Archbold went on 
another, this time as Leader, to New 
Guinea. It was on this trip that he 
decided much more ground could be 
covered, with greater ease and safety, 
with a plane. When the group re- 
turned to New York in 19 34, he, 
therefore, purchased an amphibian and 
took flying lessons, obtaining a pri- 
vate license. 

Later, when he went on an expedi- 
tion to Mount Fain, Australia, Mr. 
Archbold found his plane of immense 
value in many ways. It was especi- 
ally valuable as a means for transport- 
ing food and supplies from a b;se 
camp to advance parties: parachutes 
were used in dropping these necessities 
from the plane to the ground. 

On his next trip, Mr. Archbold be- 
lieves that his new plane will be of 
vast aid to him. It will enable him to 
carry larger loads and increase his 
range of exploration. He will be able, 
because of the increased cruising speed, 
to deviate from his course more often 
to take pictures, etc. He took 3.000 
pictures on his last expedition and ex- 
pects to take even more on th s next 

He will remain in San Diego until 
his plane is ready to take East. 

Polonia Club Entertains 

AVERY pleasant evening was im- 
mensely enjoyed by the many 
CONSOLIDATORS who attended 
the Dinner Dance given by the Polonia 
Club at Germania Hall on January 30. 
The fun began early and the 
"Wilkins Family" was on hand to 


greet the guests. "Done Up" Browne, 
an old friend of the "family" led the 
frolickers in "running down" the 

Chief Petty Officer, Suwaski, leader 
of the U.S.S. Concord Band, played 
several piano selections that greatly 
pleased the crowd. 

Dr. Dugas saw to it that everyone 
stayed happy. He even tried to make 
Russ Kern's girl happy by teaching 
her the Polish Polka. Russ felt so bad 
over this intrusion that he went 
straight to the bar and had Bartel and 
Budzen set up four Coca Colas which 
he downed at one time and then went 
into a deep "sleep". Dugas took his 
girl home. 

Along about midnight, a "Kielbasa 
and Kapusta" dinnet, which the 
Mesdames Kuzel and Bartoszncki de- 
serve so much credit for putting to- 
gether, was served. 

Now, if there is an question as to 
what "Kapusta" is, we can clear it 
up by telling you it is good old sauer- 
kraut but "Kielbasa" cannot be de- 
scribed so easily. Roughly speaking, 
it is sausage, but of a special recipe. 
Unable to purchase any in the local 
market. Walter Kuzel and Otto Bendt 
got busy and made up 347 yards. As 
the finished product must be smoked 
for several hours. Johnny Penfield was 
called on to build up a smoke house. 
By using two ash cans and several 
cords of white oak logs he got the 
job done, but several neighbors won- 
dered why the "smudging" when he 
has no citrus trees. 

The Polonia Club is made up of 
Polish boys from CONSOLIDATED 
and all members of the committee, led 
by Chairman Eddy Raymond of our 
Sheet Department. Frank Morse, and 
many others, deserve much credit and 
many thanks for a grand time. 

Ange Mandra told me confidential- 
ly that Joe "Boggs" Barow has taken 
up flying "seriously." 

Bernie Ruby. Metal Bench. 

You Build Airplanes — We Sell Groceries 




We Pride Ourselves 

in Cleanliness 

and Friendliness 

Let's be Friends '•'•'• Come in and 
get acquainted ^with our personnel 

Clean Foods and Courteous Service 


February, 1937 

. . . Hu Reuoir! Ralph 

Production, and a CONSOLI- 
DATED employee since 1924, has 
announced his decision to return East 
because of illness in his immediate 
family. As much as we regret to see 
Ralph leave, we know his decision is 
wise because health must be the first 

Ralph entered the aviation business 
in 1924, coming from the automobile 
industry. He first worked as a de- 
signer in the Engineering Department 
under Colonel B. E. Clark, on the P. 
T. and NY training airplanes. 

In 1926 he was promoted to Chief 
Draftsman under J. M. Gwinn, Jr., 
on the training airplanes and later be- 
came Factory Superintendent in charge 
of Fleet production. With the expan- 
sion of CONSOLIDATED in 1930. 
a Production Department was formed 
to handle the many models manufac- 
tured at that time. Ralph organized 

this department and became its man- 
ager. Under his guidance, it has 
grown from a few personnel to its 
present size and tremendous responsi- 

In leaving us, Ralph takes with him 
our lasting friendship and sincere best 
wishes for his success in the Produc- 
tion Department of Bell Aircraft Cor- 
poration, Buffalo. 

flu Reuoir! Ralph 

Your Dispatchers and Truckers, your Typists, 
and File Clerks. 
Your Clerks and Clerks' Helpers, and all 
of your crew 
Have pooled their spare pennies and purchased 
a present 
To give, as a parting remembrance to you. 

This month, on the 15th, you say you are 
So to "better your schedule " we're giving 
it now. — 
No "shortage" of friendly esteem could be 
Our parting memento to you and your frau. 

We'll not say good-bye. but just "auf wieder- 
We'll not shed a tear, for we know you'll 
And we feel that the next time we meet you 
We'll find you still rushing ahead at top 
speed ! 

It's hard to say "thank you" at times, so we 
We'd say it in form of a last souvenir. 
To show that the favors you did us were 
Here's eloquent "thanks " you can see, tho 
not hear. 

So take our best wishes and hopes on your 
journey ! 
We know you have proven an excellent 
There's none here can beat you — not even 
"Cas." Gurney! 
The gang here in Planning will suffer a loss. 
— John E. Whitman. 

ment as Chief of C O N S O L I- 
DATED'S Protection Department. 
He has been with the Company for 
about fifteen months, serving as a 
Special Officer during that time. 

George was born in Brooklyn, New 
York, 51 years ago. He received his 
education in that city, graduating 
from Brooklyn High School. In 
1911, he became a member of the New 
York Police Force and served in that 
capacity for eight years. 

In 1919, he came to California, 
where he was engaged in the automo- 
bile business until 1928. He went 
back into police work in San Diego 
County for a short time after this. For 
four years prior to his coming to 
CONSOLIDATED, George served as 
Deputy Sheriff in the County of San 

A Brooklynite by birth and a San 
Diegan by choice, George enjoys a 
happy, contented life. He is the 
grandfather of two little grandchil- 
dren of whom he is immensly proud. 
All outdoor activities appeal to him 
but his favorite sports are hunting and 
fishing. And. oh yes, should you care 
to start anything with him, it might 
be well to know that he was an ama- 
teur boxer of some note in his youth. 

Congratulations, George! We 
know that you will fill your new po- 
sition very capably. Your own motto 
— "Obey orders and be honest" — con- 
tains the secret of your past success 
and the assurance of your success in the 


sincere congratulations to George 
J. Tompkins on his recent appoint- 

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"He floats through the air with the greatest 

of ease. 
The daring young man on the flying trapeze." 

WHILE his "floating" wasn't 
done on a "flying trapeze," Alan 
Essery, of the Wing Department, can 
certainly be classed as a "daring young 
man." He is a glider enthusiast and, 
at the age of 24, has a colorful back- 
ground in flying this type of craft, of 
which he may well be proud. 

Despite his youth, Alan is a real 
pioneer in the realm of gliding. At the 
age of fifteen, he began building and 
flying gliders. His first model was one 
of the old "hanging glider" type in 
which the pilot swung from the frame- 
work and glided by shifting his 

In 1930. when he was seventeen 
years old, Alan and two other boys 
built a glider. Although they didn't 
know a great deal about flying, the 
boys, known as the "Three Muske- 
teers," completed it in two months 
working only in their spare time. In 
spite of their pride of achievement, 
they were greatly surprised when the 
National Glider Association, seeking 
the sturdiest glider in Southern Cali- 
fornia for pontoon equipment, chose 
their craft. The glider was taken to 
the Pacific Technical University. San 
Diego, equipped with pontoons and 
successfully flown by Alan at the 
Emerald Hills golf course. The glider 
was catapulted into the air from the 
rise near the club house. It soared 
gracefully to a perfect landing on the 
surface of the lake below. Thus it be- 
came the world's first amphibian 
glider. At this time, Alan was a sec- 
ond-class glider pilot with more than 
400 flights to his credit. Quite a record 
for a boy of seventeen! 

Alan gave many gliding demon- 
strations which proved his ability and 
marked him as one of the real experts 
of the field. At the dedication of Cali- 
fornia's first glider port at Emerald 
Hills, on July 27. 1930, he won two 
honors. For the best duration flight in 



the advanced class he won the Marston 
Cup. The Anne Lindbergh club also 
awarded him a cup for the best glider 
flight of the day. 

Also in July, 1930, Alan received a 
commercial glider pilot's license which 
enabled him to instruct students. He 
was the youngest glider pilot in the 
country to hold such a license. 

Like a good business man. Alan 
overlooked no opportunities and. to- 
gether with a friend. Joe Thurston. 
he formed a company for the manu- 
facture of a glider, the "Western Flyers 
Primary." especially designed and con- 
structed for student training. The 
company was called the "Western 
Flyers Glider Company"; Alan was 
President and Joe was Vice-President. 
The venture was quite successful and 
a number of their gliders carried pilots 
to victory in numerous events. 

For a while Alan conducted the 
Essery Gliding School at Ryan Field. 

With this background, it seems only 
natural that Alan should be working 
in an aircraft factory. His early experi- 
ences will, no doubt, be of immense 
value to him. 


For the convenience of employees 
of the Night Shift, the San Diego De- 
partment of Education has arranged 
the following courses of study: 

A review of Algebra. Geometry. 
Trigonometry and Arithmetic — 
Mondays and Thursdays. 1:00 to 
3:30 p. m. 

Course in Blue Print Reading and 
Mechanical Drawing — Tucsdavs and 
Fridays. 1:00 to 3: 30 p. m. 

Place: Washington School, corner 
State and Elm Streets. Given by the 
Department of Adult Education of 
the San Diego City Schools. 

All interested are urged to attend. 
H. H. Holt. 
Dept. of Adult Education. 


February, 1937 


Security In Ouinership 

• A COMPARATIVELY few years 
r\ ago abstracts were the generally 
accepted evidences of title. But with 
the expansion of local business, a 
quicker and more reliable title service 
was demanded. The Guarantee de- 
veloped as a result. Later the complex- 
ity of recorded data and the increas- 
ing intricacies of title work required 
an even greater security than the Guar- 
antee (which did not insure against 
material not disclosed by record) . The 
air-tight policy of title insurance 
arose to meet this demand — with per- 
fect success. 

Its success is based squarely upon 
the protection it gives. It is an un- 
equivocal guaranty, backed by a spe- 
cified sum. of any title movement. It 
insures against misrepresentation, for- 
gery and false identity — all particu- 
larly dangerous contingencies in a 
country whose population is in a great 
measure "floating." It protects buyer, 
seller, lender and borrower. In short, 
it shoulders all of the ramified re- 
sponsibilities of real property in the 
most secure form possible — an in- 
demnified contract. 

Real Estate is something entirely 
within a person's own control. Realty 
investments make his employer feel 
that it is the employee's desire to re- 
main in the community and lend his 
best endeavors in his employer's be- 
half. It indicates thrift, which became 
an outstanding virtue during the de- 
pression. Success is usually attended by 
home ownership, while failure is fre- 
quently associated with renting. 

Home ownership may be a debat- 
able question in the great metropolitan 
cities, where realty prices have in- 
creased to a point, except in the far- 
distant districts, beyond the reach of 
people of ordinary means. The dis- 
tributed heat offered during the winter 
by apartments situated in our east is 
a great convenience, but it ceases to be 
an inducement in San Diego, as here 
one needs artificial warmth only in the 
early morning and evening. Then, 
also, in many cities families have to 
seek cooler sections during the sum- 
mer months, but here one never has 
to vacation in a better climate, for 
San Diego has the best the world af- 

If one owns a debt-free home in 
California, he enjoys special security, 
as taxes can run (true, with certain 
penalties) 5 years before a property 
tax lien can cause the transfer of the 
title of his home. 



Union Title insurnnce 

San Diego is a rapidly growing 
community. It has doubled its popu- 
lation every ten years since 1900; and 
during these periodic growths rents 
have increased, and this is also a time 
when renting properties change own- 
ership, which means disturbance to 
tenants. Therefore, home ownership 
allows the acquisition of the better 
things in life during periods of pros- 
perity, and one's increased earnings do 
not go for increased rents. 

San Diego is swiftly moving into a 
cycle of prosperity. The price of lots 
will advance rapidly during the com- 
ing year, consequently, this is an op- 
portune time to give consideration to 
the purchase of a home, either by ac- 
quiring a constructed home or by 
buying a suitable building lot. 

Home locations are viewed by buy- 
ers from various standpoints. Some 
make their purchases in the hope that 
the district will always remain a home- 
land area. Others buy locations of po- 
tentialities, hoping that someday their 
land may become business property 
or a section that will be given profit- 
ably over to fiats and apartments. 
Fortunes have been made, either by 
leasing or selling, in Southern Cali- 
fornia by the encroachment of busi- 
ness upon home areas. 

San Diego is capable of increasing 
its population to upward of half a 
million, therefore, the home-owner is 
making an investment that will mean 
much to him in the future. 






F. 7121 

Prominent among the names on the 
visitors' register for the past month are 
the following; Elby Kalep, Authoress 
of "Air Babies"; Captain Jonas In- 
graham, U.S.N.. former football 
coach at Annapolis: Commander 
Donald Royce, U.S.N. ; Colonel 
Ralph Royce, U.S.A.; La Motte 
Cohu. Director TWA: Otto Praeger. 
Assistant Postmaster-General under 
former President Woodrow Wilson 
(Mr. Praeger was Major Fleet's boss 
when he flew first air mail); Jack 
Frye. President TWA. 


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Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boys! 

Speaking of boys! Just ask Joe 
Bender No. 863 Night Janitor, and 
William Leroy Melton No. 5460. of 
the Hull what they say about boys! 
Proud fathers of new babies! 
E. J. Myers No. 889 brags about his 
baby girl! W. C. Gilchrist. 

"DouhiB PinoEhlB?" 

That proud air about "Stubble" 
Swartz, of Receiving Inspection, is 
due to his taking much of the credit 
in the case of the beautiful pair of 
twin boys his wife presented him with 
on January 14 at Paradise Valley 

The boys. Jim and George, and 
Mrs. Swartz, are all coming along 
fine and we offer our heartiest con- 
gratulations and best wishes to them 

Ralph S. Reade has been appointed 
to duty in the Inspection Crib. Wel- 
come to CONSOLIDATED, Ralph! 

Monday, Jan. 25th, 10:00 P.M., a 
7-pound 9-oz. baby born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Howard R. MacDonald. They 
had hoped for a boy. . .had him 
named and it turned out to be a girl, 
so, as this copy was turned in, she had 
not as yet received a name. Everyone 
reported doing nicely, thank you. 



THE Tonawanda Club will hold 
its eighth annual reunion at Stro- 
bels Bavaria, Friday evening. February 
19th, at eight o'clock. Manager Stro- 
bel has a special program worked out, 
featuring Gustave Johnson in Swed- 
ish and Arthur Hartman in the Hitler 
version of the famed Schnetzel Band. 
A prize yodeling contest has been ar- 
ranged. The following have been ap- 
pointed on the general committee: 
C. T. Leigh. Executives: Howard 
Golem. Office: Phil Koenig. Engineer- 
ing: Carl Golem. Planning: Chas. 
Tailer and Henry Myers, Tool Room : 
James Patton, Louis Peters, Henry 
Golem and Harold Poerschte. Ma- 
chine Shop: Walter Graf, Jake Theus 
and Arthur Hartman, Sheet Metal: 
Al Ambrose and Arnold Sprengor, 
Tank: Otto Koeckel, Stanley Piontek 
and Ben Kiegle. Welding: Gus John- 
son, Bench: Norman Wise, Hull and 
F. J. Eismann, Navy. The affair is 
stag and aircraft specialists should 
make reservations early. 

I wish to express my appreciation 
to the men who kindly consented to 
donate their services in a blood trans- 
fusion for my wife. 

A. J. Keene, 4379. 

Hospitals HrB SuubII 

It was stated in the last issue of the 
CONSOLIDATOR that I said I do 
not like hospitals. That is wrong be- 
cause I do — and Scripps' is the tops — * 
blondes and all. Drs. Eby and Holder 
did a neat job, including the baseball 
stitch and safety wire. I wish to thank 
the Night Wing Crew for their gift. 
W. E. Bethel. 
No. 43 54. Night Wings. 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard A. Clegg and 
J. C. (Red ) Coulter of the Wing De- 
partment recently made a trip to Los 
Angeles to pilot Howard Clegg's 
newly purchased K-5 American Eagle 
back to San Diego. So come all you 
fliers — the Place — Peik's Airport. 


Congratulations are extended to 
Misses Dorothy "Dot" Gurney and 
Dolphine "Honey" Fink, daughters 
and Henry Fink, for completing their 
High School careers. 

Both girls specialized in Business 
Administration and were graduated 
from San Diego High School on Feb- 
ruary 5th. 

They plan a few pleasant trips this 
summer and then will enter San Diego 
State College in the fall. Larry. 

Margaret McDonough. of the Plan- 
ning Department, has been wearing a 
diamond ring on a significant finger of 
her left hand since the Christ- 
mas holidays. We arc wondering if a 
certain young man in the Hull De- 
partment whose initials are R. C. has 
anything to do with this situation? 
Those who know are betting twenty 
to one in favor of the affirmative and 
are wishing Margaret and Ray much 
happiness. No. 649. 

Here I lie upon my bed. 

My mouth is dry: Oh. what a head! 

My muscles ache, my feet are sore. 

'Tis the morning after the night be- 

Can't take my food. I have no pep. 

Spent all my dough, and lost my rep. 

Just let me sleep. I sure feci bad. 

But. gosh! what a wonderful 


I must have had!! 

R^A^Ball. 5461. 

Our congratulations and best wishes 
to William Crocker who married Miss 
Marguerite Kave of San Diego on the 
night of the CONSOLIDATED 
Christmas Dance. Ye Editor is cha- 
grined that he did not hear of it sooner 
in order to report the news in the 
Januarv issue of the CONSOLI- 




Twelfth Avenue and E Street • Phone M-1662 


949 Twelfth Avenue . Phone M-2488 

February, 1937 


Hmbling Ulith Hbels 

Roy Smeltzer, No. 1583, is losing 
weight. Is it the life he is leading or 
the lack of his wife's cooking.'' 

night lUings 

The Wood Shop has a good soccer 
player in John Moore No. 1567, 
who was captain of the soccer team at 
No. East High School in Philadelphia. 
He is playing inside left with the 

Have you seen the new calendar in 
the Tool Roomi" 

Johnny Woodhead would like to 
know who the "other 'old' man is in 
the Tool Room. " 

A bystander, watching the first 
flight of the tiny little speed plane 
built by some of the CONSOLI- 
DATED fellows, was overheard to 
say: "Is that one of those flying 
models that the kids build these days.'" 

Perhaps most of the CONSOLI- 
DATORS don't know we have a 
baseball player from way back work- 
ing in the Tool Room, Frank Laabs, 
No. 1263, was a professional baseball 
player for 10 years before coming to 
San Diego on account of his wife's 
health. In Canada he played with 
Toronto and Hamilton. Ontario. He 
was sold to Toledo in the American 
Association for $7500.00, where he 
was catcher for one year. He has the 
d'stinction of playing in the longest 
professional baseball game ever played 
in Canada — a 20-inning game be- 
tween Hamilton, Ontario and Lon- 
don, Ontario. 

Bob Abels, 615. 

We don't see much of Dalton Suggs 
in the shop any more. He was trans- 
ferred to the Engineering Department 
the first of the year from the Produc- 
tion Department, where he had served 
as stock dispatcher for the Wing and 
Tail Department. He says he likes his 
new job fine. Good luck Suggs. 

The Gang. 


"Doc" Chundler, running into In- 
spector's Crib: "Hey Larry, have 
you any loose nuts around?" 

Larry: "Yes, nine and myself." 

Ray Derby, the laughing hyena of 
the spars, reports that he was the 
recent victim of a gang of Mexican 
thugs . . . said bandits ripping Senor 
Derby's stomach to shreds. Doc. 
Walker, the night sawbones, a rec- 
ognized authority on scars, declares 
that the only visible mark on the vic- 
tim appears to be the result of a very 
old bullet wound. 

Wonder where Ronald Bell gets his 
sweet disposition; if Leo Tally ever 
gets mad: how Bud Guthormsen 
could be made to hurry; what Jack 
Horner would look like in spats. 

Mrs. Johnny Miller is on a visit to 
Pueblo. Johnny is getting so thin on 
his own cooking that he threw away 
his belt and bought a pair of sus- 

Our most sincere condolences to 
Seth Whitely over the recent loss of 
his mother. 

Congrats to Belmont Hamilton and 
K. Nelson for making the jump to the 
Engineering Department. 

Bert Simmons. 

Julius A. Kamz, No. 1580, of the 

Tool Room, is now working, not in 

thousandths, but in molecules, believe 

it or not. (With apologies to Ripley.) 

H. Prior, 1568. 

In view of the recent cold spell, or 
"unusual" weather, the two penguins 
found wandering around East San 
Diego must have thought they were 
in the Antarctic regions. 

No. 4474. 

"Nick" Seyboth, 8015, landed in 
the garbage can Sunday, January 31. 
He claims he fell in while stretching a 
clothes line. No. 8042. 


Being new with the company and 
perhaps a sympathetic soul, I couldn't 
help noticing so many of the fellows 
going around with a large lump on the 
side of their faces. Could it be the 
mumps or perhaps a sore tooth? From 
their agonized looks they appear to be 
in terrible pain. Isn't there something 
that could be done for them ? 

Sympathetic 1892. 

Ask Art Thursam, night tool room 
boss, to tell us about the hunting trip 
that took him 80 miles away and, 
upon reaching into the rear seat for 
his gun, found, to his surprise, he had 
left it at home. 





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Russ Kern: "What's the idea of 
always coming to my department 
when you're in trouble? " 

"Phil" Phillips: "Oh, I only 
wanted to get the 'Hull' story." 


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Hancock Products 

U. S. Tires and Batteries 

Washing and 

Above we have the dextrous equestrian. 
Walter T. Dugas of the Navy, who has. after 
many years of noble horsemanship, acquired 
the art of riding no hands — Walter takes it as 
a joke, but note the serious look on 
"Charley's" face. 

One of Walter's fondest hobbies though 
for many a year has been astride the ponies 
and he sure is an accomplished rider. 

Henry William Roese, bulkhead 
assembler in our Hull Department, 
makes his pet hobby show a hand- 
some return. 

He has built several airplane models 
that he has sold for display purposes. 
While in the east he headed a model 
airplane club of over 40 members. As 
each new design reaches completion he 
gets busy and has a model in the air 
nearly the same time as the original. 

The breeding and caring for tropi- 
cal fish more than repays Henry Eunis 
La Jore for the time and effort he 
spends on them. 

What started out as an interesting 
diversion has turned out to be a very 
profitable avocation. 

He has over thirty-five varieties 
which he values at over $300 and 
claims that his hobby is second to 

Scots UUha Hae 

The combined committee of the 
"Order of Scottish Clans" and the 
"Daughters of Scotia" wish to express 
their thanks to the employees of the 
CORPORATION who attended their 
Annual Concert and Dance, which 
was held January 23rd in the Elk's 
Hall. A number of CONSOLI- 
DATED Employees contributed to 
the program. Our congenial friend. 
Scotty Doig of the Hull Dept.. played 
selections on the "Bag Pipes." His 
fiancee. Miss Margaret MacKeller. and 
her sister. Jenny, danced Scottish 
dances, accompanied by their father, 
Mr. Arch MacKeller. John Orr. Tube 
Bending Dept., and James Eaton, 
Metal Bench Dept.. sang selections of 
Scottish songs. Wm. Milton. Metal 
Bench Dept.. played the violin. The 
concert was followed with a dance in 
which many of the CONSOLI- 
DATED employees participated. 
"Ham" Molleur. 
2828 Tube Bending Dept. 

Dear Editor: 

I have noticed a number of the boys 
wearing CONSOLIDATED pins on 
their coat lapel. Can you tell me where 
same may be purchased' 

Joe — 
jVofe: Elsewhere in this issue CON- 
SOLIDATED lapel pins are offered 
by a CONSOLIDATOR advertiser. 

F. R. Purdy No. 1 606, is a collector 
of pictures, articles, and clippings of 
practically every big event in aviation 
history. His latest addition to the col- 
lection is a cover of one of the CON- 
SOLIDATORS with a picture of a 
PBY plane on it, autographed by 
Commander McDadc and taken on the 
No, 1 ship to Pearl Harbor with the 
mass flight. This is an excellent me- 
mento of CONSOLIDATED history, 

as well as history of aviation. 


Cash Vour Check 

The following merchants, in 
addition to those listed in Janu- 
cash employee payroll checks 
without purchases: 

Acanthus Pharmacy. 

2944 Lytton Street. 
American Jewelry Company. 

920 Fifth Avenue. 

Fifth Avenue at Broadway. 
Walter Church Service Stations. 

4176 Pacific Highway (near 
Marine Base) , 

915 Market. 

734 University. 
A. T. Davidson Furniture Co.. 

769 Sixth Avenue. 

Friendly Arts. 

2913 University Ave. 

Holcomb's Department Store. 
10~1 L'niversitv Avenue. 



n mODEL TRHIII— By Dauid Halsey 

COLLECT old phonograph gears, 
paper clips, parts of old apple 
boxes, pieces of wire, bits of scrap 
metal and other odd flotsam and jet- 
sam; and you have merely a pile of 
junk. Yet Chet Holcomb. gathering 
his material from the same sort of a 
junk-pile, succeeded in making the 
model train shown above after three 
months of patient labor and ingenious 
manipulation of his "junk." 

Mr. Holcomb of our Wing Depart- 
ment has been making these true scale 
miniature locomotives and cars for two 
years using his garage for his work- 
shop and a lathe and drill press as his 
basic tools. 

Chet takes pride in the fact that 
parts for his trains are almost all home- 
made. The wheels for the train he 
either turns on his lathe or casts 
with a device made from old 
vacuum cleaner parts. The frame of 
the locomotive is cast from copper. 
There are 110 feet of steel track in the 
system including numerous automatic 
switches energized by induction coils. 

The track completely circles the 
garage on a wooden platform waist 

high. A cleverly built lifting truss 
bridge for a section of track enables 
one to walk through the door when 
the bridge is in the open position. Ties 
for the track are cut from apple-box 

The motive power for the engine 
is provided by a reversible electric 
motor concealed in the firebox. Phono- 
graph gears transmit the power to the 

An example of Mr. Holcomb's in- 
genuity are the rivets simulated on the 
wooden cars. They are made by run- 
ning a clock wheel over the wood, 
each imprint of the cogs making a 
mark that looks like a rivet. 

The scale used in building the train 
is ^4 in. to 1 ft. Plans used for the 
building are taken from modern science 

In his plans for the future Chet 
confides that he wants to start a club 
for those interested in building model 

Men in the plant who are interested, 
should confer with Chet to the end 
that this interesting and instructive 
hobby may be further developed. 

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THE following report of the flight 
Airboats was received from Bill 
Wheatley and Al Koster. both of 
whom accompanied Squadron VP-6 
from San Diego to Pearl Harbor. 
Photographs of the Flight are shown 
elsewhere in this issue. 

All 12 PBY-1 airboats arrived at 
Pearl Harbor, T. H., early this morn- 
ing. Commander McDade wore a 
broad smile and a heavy growth of 
whiskers, and although very tired, 
showed unmistakable signs of hap- 
piness that all the planes had come 
through OK. 

There was very little wind at San 
Diego and several planes took off or 
attempted to take oif towards the 
northwest which was very difficult. 
The remaining planes took off to- 
wards the southeast without trouble. 
About an hour was used (in climbing 
to 10,000 feet and then in getting into 
formation) for the newsreel movie 
photographers, (aboard the XPBY- 
1). Finally all planes were in forma- 
tion and not until then did we pass 
over the strand on our westerly course. 
The visibility was excellent. From 
over a hundred miles at sea one could 
look back and clearly make out Mt. 
San Jacinto and other snow-capped 
peaks above the clouds. High moun- 
tains probably 250 miles distant 
could clearly be seen. 

For the first three or four hours we 
bucked a forty-knot headwind, but 
then found that at 8,000 feet the wind 
was much less, although still unfav- 
orable. The plane I was in (6P4, 
Lieutenant Harvey) was very steady 
and the controls were not used, it be- 
ing necessary only to make the very 
slightest adjustment of the Sperry 
Gyro Pilot for direction to take care 
of precession every ten minutes or so. 
Occasionally Lt. Harvey would take 
a drift sight or he would shoot the 
sun. I marvelled at the celerity and 
confidence he displayed in computing 
our position or drift after making an 
observation. Neither Lt. Harvey or 
Miller, the radioman, left their posts 
for the entire flight, and others took 
turns on duty or on one of the three 

One of the mechanics acted as mess 
boy and even prepared a menu stating 
the choice of soup, fruit, sandwiches, 
bacon and eggs, cofl^ee. tomato juice. 
etc., which could be had. Coffee and 
bacon were cooked on the electric hot- 
plate. All hands were fitted out in 
fur boots and fur flying suit, but we 

all suffered keenly from the cold. It 
was about 3° C. most of the entire trip 
both inside and outside of the plane. 
Even when lying on a bunk wrapped 
in blankets, still wearing the suits we 
were so cold that our teeth chattered 
and our knees shook. About half-way 
across we crossed a wind shift line 
and had a slight tail wind for awhile. 
When it got dark it got colder, and 
it was pitch black for a couple of 
hours until the moon came up. It was 
beautiful above the clouds in the 
moonlight. We passed over or close to 
all the Navy surface vessels which had 
been spotted on our route. 

Close check on our position was 
kept constantly. Lt. Harvey worked 
with such sureness and precision on 
his charts and celestial navigation com- 
putations that no one had any doubt 
at any time that we knew where we 
were. Radio bearings were taken on 
the surface craft and also on stations 
at Los Angeles and Tijuana. About 
three hundred miles from the islands 
we flew through some clouds and this 
was the only time that the rough air 
was experienced. 

About an hour before reaching 
Pearl Harbor all planes reduced their 
power and got into closer formation. 
Honolulu was a pretty sight at night 
with all its lights. So was Pearl Har- 
bor and the Naval Air Station. After 
passing over the Air Station, much 
circling was done before 6P1 with 
Commander McDade landed, then the 
next plane did not land until he 
beached, and so on. 6P5 with Al 
Koster (Lieutenant Young's plane) 
was the last to land: it did not land 
for nearly two hours after it had 
passed over the Air Station. 

After all planes were in the hangars 
every one went home and there will be 
no activity until Monday. The wives 
and children of some of the men were 
waiting to greet them. Leies were 
placed about their necks and there was 
other necking. It was fairly light 
when 6P5 landed. 

My impressions of the flight are: 

That the U. S. Navy personnel of 
VP6-F did a very commendable job 
of ferrying the PBY- Is to Pearl Har- 
bor — that they knew their business, 
and when it comes to navigation, I 
doubt if anyone knows how any better 
than do Uncle Sam's Naval Officers. 
That CONSOLIDATED builds a 
mighty fine airboat — in my mind the 
best in the world — that all who had 

a part in its building deserve lots of 
credit. That in order to be practical 
for long overwater flights an airplane 
should be at least as large as the PBY- 1 
so that the pilot, navigator, radioman, 
flight engineer can work in comfort, 
and so that the relief crew can rest in 
comfort while not on duty. (As the 
range increases to even longer than the 
stretch taken on this hop, comfort 
while off duty is important.) 

The Sperry Pilot holds the plane 
so much steadier than the human pilot 
can, that navigation is better and blind 
flight is safer. The human pilot can 
remain on duty longer without undue 
fatigue. This unit is essential, and 
should be absolutely dependable. That 
even between San Diego (Heaven on 
earth) and Pearl Harbor (Heaven on 
the Pacific) it is too damn cold at 
10.000 feet so that a heating system 
should be given serious and favorable 
consideration. ( A little hell might be 
warmer. ) 

Checked in at Pan-American today 
and found that the castbound Clipper, 
off schedule, left yesterday, made the 
flight in 1 7 hours, using the winds 
which hindered us. The next Clipper 
leaves (or is scheduled to leave) on 
February 6th. so this letter is being 
written in haste to catch a steamer 
leaving here early tomorrow morning. 
My return on March 1st may be con- 
siderably off schedule and Pan Amer- 
ican have three planes down on ac- 
count of weather and mechanical 
troubles. Will prepare daily reports 
starting Monday, mailing them as 
steamers or Clippers are about to leave. 

Regards to all. 

A. W. Koster. 
Wm. B. Wheatlev. 

Lower; A few of the PBYs awaiting the 
flight to Pearl Harbor. 

Upper: Officers and crew of Squadron \'P-6 
who ffcw i: CONSOLIDATED PBY-1 
Patrol Airboats from San Diego. California. 
to Pearl Harbor. T. H.. on January 28. 


Left: William B. Wheatlev. Chief Test Pilot 
for CONSOLIDATED who took part in 
the flight. 

Center: Lt. Commander William M. McDade. 
Commander of Squadron \'P-6. 

Right: Albert Koster. CONSOLIDATED 
Service Representative who accompanied the 


February, 1937 


San Diego-Jan. 28-Pearl Harbor 



THERE is no other single item used 
in manufacturing that has as 
much influence on production costs as 
cutting tools. Every operation in a 
manufacturing plant is dependent 
either directly or indirectly on a cut- 
ting tool. Drills, taps, dies, milling 
cutters, and reamers are used by ma- 
chine tools to produce a finished prod- 
uct and it is also necessary to use these 
same tools to produce blanking and 
forming dies, jigs, fixtures, and all 
other manufacturing equipment in- 
cluding the machine tools on which 
they are used. 

At the dedication of Solomon's 
Temple when the King's throne was 
unveiled, it was found that the black- 
smith had taken the seat of honor 
at the King's right hand. The guards 
rushed forth to cut him down, but 
the King said: "Hold, let him speak." 
The smithy then said: "Oh. King, 
how could this temple have been built 
without the tools that I furnished 
for the workmen?" The King re- 
plied: "The seat is his by right — 
all honor to the toolmaker." The 
machine age has increased the import- 
ance of the toolmaker. 

There is no other phase of manu- 
facturing endeavor that will be as pro- 
ductive as the careful selection of the 
proper cutting tools and their intelli- 
gent use and maintenance. Costs will 
be reduced and a better product will 
be the result. 

Much progress has been made by 
cutting tool manufacturers in better 
design, better material, and better 
heat treatment. Tools are harder and 
a wider selection of standard tools is 
available to meet every manufacturing 

The quality of a drill or any cut- 
ting tool is dependent primarily on 
the selection of the material from 
which it is made. It is most important 
that only the best material be used. 

A carefully manufactured drill that 
has been correctly hardened and sharp- 
ened will drill holes close to size. 
Drills should not be allowed to be- 
come too dull before resharpening. 
The method and equipment used for 
regrinding should duplicate as nearly 
as possible the original angles and 
clearance back of the cutting edges. 
It is not practical to resharpen drills 
by hand. 

The regrinding of drills has been 
given much consideration by manu- 
facturers that use them in large quan- 


lutting Tools 

Note; — The above article is an extract of the 
lecture given by Mr. Wise to CONSOLI- 
DATED employees on February 4. 1937. 
at the Broadway Pier Auditorium. Mr. 
Wise is associated with the Union Twist 
Drill Co. in the capacity of Consulting 
Engineer. — ED. 


titles. Exhaustive tests have been made 
and carried to the point where it is 
no longer a question as to the advis- 
ability of machine grinding drills. 
The grinder operators should be care- 
fully trained and properly instructed. 
To obtain the best results, the correct 
angles should be maintained. Care in 
selecting a suitable grinding wheel is 
essential. A generous flow of coolant 
is desirable in this operation. 

Drills are manufactured with an in- 
crease in the thickness of the web to- 
ward the shank. When the drill has 
been reground a number of times, the 
web grows thicker and should be 
thinned. This is a delicate operation 
and it should be placed in the hands 
of a trained operator who has been 
provided with a proper equipment. 

The taper shanks should be kept 
free from bumps. A drill shank that 
has been badly scored or battered will 
cause some permanent injury to the 
spindle of a drill press or other equip- 
ment in which it is used. 

The history of the screw thread 
dates back to about 256 B. C. Its 
discovery is credited to Achmedes. a 
native of a Greek colony of Syracuse 
in Sicily. The first screw cutting de- 
vice was made in France by Benson 
in 1569. Two machines for cutting 
wood screws were made in America: 
one. hand operated in 1836. and an 
automatic machine in 1848. The ex- 
tensive use of screws began with the 
perfecting of the tap. First the V 
thread, which has become obsolete and 
has been replaced by the national 
coarse standard and the national fine 

Taps should be selected with due 
consideration for the work they are 
to do. An attempt to use the wrong 
type of relief will lead to undesirable 
results. There are three well-known 
methods of relief for taps: Namely, 
cut-back, eccentric, and con-eccentric. 

Cut-back Relief is also called par- 
allel or taper relief which is obtained 
by reducing the size of the tap from 
the plug and gradually tapering to- 
warcl the shank from .005 to .001 
per inch according to the size of the 
tap. When inspecting for size, these 
taps should be measured at the first 
full thread back of the plugging. 

Eccentric Relief is a form of radial 
or what may be called backing-ofi^ 
relief where the relief is carried to 
the cutting edge of the thread. 

Con-eccentric Relief is the same as 
eccentric relief except as the term im- 


plies, it provides a land by not reliev- 
ing to the cutting edge of the thread. 

These three methods of relief are 
commonly used but the application 
depends upon the style of tap and fea- 
tures to be controlled. General practice 
among prominent makers for regular 
taps made for a general line of work 
is as follows: 

Cut-back Relief is used on all sizes 
or straight taps in sizes to 13/32" 
that back out of the hole in opera- 
tion. In sizes larger than 13/32". the 
con-eccentric style of relief is used 
because it has been determined that 
cut-back relief is not adequate for taps 
in these larger sizes. 

Where precision ground taps are 
used and size of hole is gauged by close 
tolerance, go and no-go gauges, cut- 
back relief is used in most all cases 
to 11/16" inclusive on account of 
maintaining size. It is decidedly more 
difficult to control the size of the 
tapped hole if eccentric and con-eccen- 
tric reliefs are used. This trouble is 
magnified also in the amount of re- 
lief applied. In sizes 3/4" and larger 
a slight eccentric relief is used. 

Eccentric Relief is used on taps hav- 
ing a certain amount of taper to the 
foot-like pipe taps. On account of these 
taper threads, a great amount of re- 
lief is necessary. Because this type of 
relief is carried to the extreme cut- 


February, 1937 



Consulting Engineer 

ting edge, it makes the taps free cut- 
ting. Size is not so important because 
that can be governed by the taper 

Con-eccentric Relief is used for 
straight taps that do not back out 
of the hole. This relief is under bet- 
ter control for size than eccentric re- 
lief because it provides a land to the 
cutting edge which steadies the tap in 
operation and prevents chatter. They 
would not work as well as cutback re- 
lief if they were required to back out 
of the hole. 

In general: The various forms of 
relief as described, constitute standard 
practice for regular catalog taps that 
must be used on a variety of work for 
general purposes. 

There are instances where either 
type of relief might be a flat failure. 
For instance, if we had tapping to do 
in copper, we would use eccentric re- 
lief in sizes 1 /4" and larger for straight 
threads, and no other form of relief 
would work nearly as well. For tap- 
ping in stainless steel, we would rec- 
ommend eccentric relief because free 
cutting taps must be had to do the 
work regardless of size, control, or 
wear of the tap. In tapping cast iron 
or any material where the chips break 
off readily, a cut-back relief would 
work better than con-eccentric where 
the taps back out of the work. There 

would be no chance of the chips pack- 
ing behind the relieved threads causing 

Taps should have special considera- 
tion when not in use. If they are 
stored so that the cutting edge of one 
tap is exposed to the cutting edge of 
another, the edges will be nicked and 
they will not cut a true thread form. 
Great care should be taken to keep 
them sharp. Proper grinding equip- 
ment should be provided for a care- 
fully trained operator. 

The use of reamers and their care 
is not very different from that of 
other cutting tools. They are divided 
into different classes and require spe- 
cial care in storing them while not in 
use. Methods of grinding to obtain 
best results are quickly learned by a 
good operator. 

The selection of the type of form 
tools is influenced by the quantity of 
parts to be machined. The holders and 
their interchangeability for different 
machines are also factors. These tools 
fall into three different classes — cir- 
cular, flat, and dove-tailed type. 

The oldest known cutter was made 
in 1782 and is now located in a mu- 
seum in New York City. There has 
probably been more progress made in 
the past ten years in material for cut- 
ters, heat treatment and design than 
in all the years from 1782 to 1927. 
It would therefore seem advisable to 
give serious thought to the possibili- 
ties of new developments when select- 
ing cutters. 

The proper grinding of cutters is 
very important and great care should 
be exercised to insure that this opera- 
tion is correctly done. They should 
be sharpened frequently when in con- 
stant use. It is only by using an ac- 
curately made cutter with a keen edge 
that best results can be obtained — 
both as to quantity and the quality 
of work. 

Operators responsible for the care of 
cutters should have the proper grind- 
ing and gauging equipment. 

Clearance angle on cutters should 
be given careful consideration. Pri- 
mary clearance angle should give the 
cutting edge maximum support, and 
when the land becomes too wide a 
secondary angle should be ground. 
There are so many conditions that 
affect the operation of a cutter such 
as: Condition of machine on which 
it is used, kind of material, feeds, 
speeds — that it is not practical to pre- 
determine the clearance angle for all 

cutters or operations. The angles can 
be established by experience and 
should be recordecl so that they can 
be repeated in subsequent regrindings. 

If cutters are closely observed, the 
point where sharpening is desirable 
can soon be determined. It has been 
found to be good practice to establish 
a length of time or a number of pieces, 
which a cutter can be safely operated 
before sharpening. Then at this point 
the cutter should be reground without 
giving any further consideration to its 

No machine tool can produce any 
more than the cutting tool it uses. 
If the milling cutter used on a milling 
machine arbor is cutting with only 
half of the teeth, the milling machine 
will do less than half as much milling 
as it would do if all the teeth in the 
cutter were engaging in the work. 
The teeth that are doing the cutting 
will become dull and when the cutter 
is reground the sharp teeth or the ones 
that were not cutting, will have to 
be ground too. This means that the 
normal life of the cutter will be ma- 
terially reduced. 

To cite a case in point: A milling 
cutter was being used to mill a large 
steel casting. The cutter had fourteen 
teeth but because the arbor did not 
run true, only four teeth engaged the 
work. The speed of the cutter was 
correct and the machine, a large Lucus 
boring mill, had a wide range of 
feeds to select from but the operator 
was able to feed only twenty thou- 
sands per revolution of the cutter, or 
five thousands per tooth. When the 
arbor was corrected so that all the 
teeth in the cutter were carrying their 
proportion of the load, the feed rate 
per tooth was increased to seven thou- 
sands per tooth or 14 times 7 thou- 
sands, which is 98 thousands per rev- 
olution. This expensive equipment 
and its operator were able to earn 
almost five times as much with about 
the same work effort during the cut- 
ting time of the machine and the 
quality of the finish was greatly im- 

Cutting tools are a fundamental 
part of all manufacturing operations. 
The intelligent, careful selection of 
these tools and providing the proper 
equipment to keep them sharp and 
due consideration for their use and 
care when out of service will more 
than justify the required effort. 



Ulhat Price Flight 


WHAT opportunity has a man to 
learn to fly to-day? 

What safeguards has he in learning? 

What does he get out of it. and, 

What does it cost him? 

These are questions foremost in 
every prospective flyer's mind today 
when he considers flight training. 

And rightly so. 

First, he is concerned with his per- 
sonal safety. For, while flying is and 
always will be a matter to be treated 
with respect, what hazards do exist can 
be so reduced by proper safeguards that 
they become small enough to be read- 
ily undertaken. Conversely, they can 
be enhanced by the lack of these same 
safeguards to a point of acute danger. 

Having assured himself of his per- 
sonal safety, the prospective student 
finds a number of methods available. 

First, there are the established 
schools. Good ones. 

There are private arrangements pos- 
sible for individual instruction, such 
as a privately rented ship and hired 

There was a time when the schools 
were of doubtful quality and de- 
pendability — but that time has passed. 
Today, it is I believe safe to say, that 
there is not a school of this type in the 
USA that is not wholly dependable 
and responsible. The various courses 
are complete and adequate, within 
their allotted fields, and they unques- 
tionably provide good training. 

Should the student feel that he can 
make better progress with the indi- 
vidualized instruction possible with a 
privately rented ship and hired in- 
structor, such services are available at 
nearly every field in the country. But 
only the individual's good judgment 
in the choice of equipment and in- 
structor safeguards him here. And 
this offers a considerable obstacle in 
one way — for the student is rarely 
competent to judge all the conditions 
required to safeguard him and his in- 
vestment. If his choice be good, he 
can and may make splendid progress — 
if his pocketbook will stand it. For 
this is probably the most expensive 
possible way of learning to fly. 

Ship rentals average about $6.00 
per hour. Similarly, instruction will be 
another $6.00. These figures vary, 
but represent a fair average. Then, 
estimating 10 hours instruction at 
$12.00 an hour plus 50 hours at 
$6.00 per hour for time to make the 
required 50 hours for private license, 
and you have a total license require- 


Bv Hi Ulillard 

Publicity Director Hlesa 
Flying Club, Inc. 

ment cost of $420.00. And if the 
student wants more time — and who 
doesn't — he still must pay the ship 
rental charge above estimated. Say, 
100 hours — $600.00. 

The average man on a salary simply 
can't afford anything like this cost. 

As to the schools, the prices charged 
for the different courses vary so that 
no attempt will be made to set a figure, 
but probably such costs will run four 
hundred dollars for private pilot train- 
ing. Or more. 

Then here too. is the question of 
additional time expense. Schools have 
ships available for their students at 
rentals approximately as stated. And 
there again, the student faces 100 
hours— $600.00. And 100 hours 
isn't a lot of time these days. 

As to the hazards — the student 
may dismiss any doubt he has that 
every possible thing that can safeguard 
him in his training period and there- 
after has and will be done. And it is 
not his responsibility. 

Then — There is the Club system. 

Nearly every man who has had 
anything to do with flying has heard 


of clubs and sort of grins when one is 
mentioned. In many cases the grinner 
has no first-hand information of them, 
but has heard about the misfortune 
some club had. And this may have 
been a very poor second-hand hearsay 
at that. Too, there have been some 
clubs that were not successful; and 
these are not confined to flying clubs, 

But the idea of co-operative train- 
ing is sound. 

In practice it depends upon one es- 
sential: cooperation. 

Industry is successful because it re- 
quires cooperation. Everyone does his 
job. or gets out. There it is demanded: 
in the Club it must be voluntary be- 
cause there are few ways to success- 
fully demand it. It must be freely 
given, and every participant must as- 
sume a clearly defined obligation with 
every intention of discharging it. 

When clubs have proven failures — 
and we'll admit they have — their fail- 
ure can be traced to this factor, or 
rather its lack. 

The Mesa Flying Club is successful. 
Its first year of existence has written a 
record of real accomplishment. Men 
have soloed with an average of five 
hours instruction: 2000 hours of stu- 
dent ship operation have been flown 
with only one minor accident, and 
without a single injury to any one. 

The Club was undertaken by a 
group of newly arrived CONSOLI- 
DATED AIRCRAFT employees and 
a few local sportsmen. Before any- 
thing else was done this group got to- 
gether and very seriously considered 
the requirements for a successful club; 
drew conclusions regarding the neces- 
sary functions of general membership: 

H- D, Nasecf. Instructions .ind Opcr.itions Mgr. : J 
Secretary: A. Griffith. President 


Hopkins. N'ice-Prcsident 
J. Baker. Treasurer. 

T. Buttcrficld. 

February, 1937 


the instructor, and the method of op- 

This responsibility of each member 
to the whole was discussed and clari- 
fied and mutual obligations consid- 
ered. And out of this was born a con- 
stitution. By-laws and a system of 
checks and balances were formulated 
and adopted to preserve the funda- 
mental principles that were felt neces- 
sary to the Club's welfare. That these 
were sound there can be no doubt, in 
the light of the last year's operations. 

Then, a budget was adopted to 
cover the cost of a trainer and its op- 
eration. Committees were appointed 
to make the necessary arrangements 
and finally a Taylor "Cub" was se- 
lected and purchased. H. D. Naseef 
was chosen as instructor and opera- 
tions manager and instruction began. 

As to cost : 

The original membership was lim- 
ited to 20. This was felt to be the 
greatest number that could secure time 
on one ship. The twenty memberships 
were priced to cover the cost of the 
ship. app. $1400.00. Of this amount, 
about $480.00 was paid down on the 
ship with money obtained from down 
payments on the memberships. The 
balance for ship purchase of some 
$76.00 per month was met by pay- 
ments on the memberships over a like 
period of time, amounting to about 
$3.60 per month per member. 

Dues of $1.00 per month were 
collected to cover hangar rent and in- 
cidental expense. These dues are still 
the same. No raise is in prospect. 

Investigation indicated that the 
"Cub" would operate for a gas and 
oil cost of about 50 cents per hour. 
So that there might be funds available 
for replacements, this was doubled 
and a charge of $1.00 per hour made 
to the student for ship operation. This 
charge, too. has proven adequate. 

Mr. Naseef. as instructor makes a 
direct charge to each student of $3.00 
per hour for his services. So here we 
have the student soloing, on the aver- 
age, after five hours with a total cost 
to him of $20.00. 

How's that! 

I know — he has spent more than 
$20.00. As a matter of fact he has 
spent $90.00. But this is about only 
a third of the expense of the other 
systems mentioned. And in addition 
the member is the owner of an equity 
in the club assets. The ship belongs 
to the Club. It's the members' prop- 
erty. They own it. 

And now the student is ready to 
build up time and secure advanced in- 
struction. This still costs him the old 
price — $1.00 per hour. Quite a dif- 
ference in one dollar and six for time. 

As the Club grew, it was deemed 


wise to change the form of organiza- 
tion. After thorough investigation, in- 
corporation proceedings were under- 
taken under California laws and are 
now complete. The Club is now 
known, officially, as the "Mesa Flying 
Club, Inc." 

As operations grew in scope, it be- 
came evident that more equipment was 
needed if the members were to go on 
and secure advanced instruction. The 
"Cub" is a primary trainer, and while 
it serves this purpose admirably, train- 
ing is essential in a faster, more pow- 
erful ship if the student is to become 
a real flyer. 

In this regard the field was can- 
vassed for a ship for intermediate 
training service. 

Again a budget was set and the sale 
of another 20 memberships decided 
upon. As before, these memberships 
represent the cost of the additional 
equipment $2000.00. Memberships 
were priced at $ 1 00.00. $30.00 down 
and the balance at $6.00 per month 
until paid. Here again all payments 
are interlocking. Membership pay- 
ments go for equipment payments. 
Under this plan every member has an 
equal interest in the assets of the Club, 
new equipment as well as old. 

Future expansion is provided for 
and as seems necessary another 20 
memberships will be created. And per- 
haps another, for memberships may be 
transferred, or sold. 

Operation charges will, of course, 
be higher for a faster, heavier ship, 
but the ship being most favorably 
considered will operate at a charge to 
the student of not more than $2.00 
per hour. This is still considerably 
less than $6.00. 

There is one more factor in the 
Club's success, that should be men- 
tioned. This is the whole-hearted 
manner in which the officers have car- 
ried on. They received no more than 
the least of the membership, but they 
did do and are doing a tremendous lot 
of work. 

As a summary: 

Seventeen students have soloed; 

2,000 hours of student operational 
time have been flown: 

One minor accident: 

Not a single injury to anyone. 

The estimated charges have proven 

The ship is in excellent condition. 

And members are building time at 
y^ the cost it can be obtained any- 
where else. 
The Club's motto is: 


A limited number of memberships 
are still available in the second twenty 
recently created. 

Who wants them? 

nttention, LadiBs! 

ARE you interested in Aviation? 
Would you like to learn more 
about this modern subject? If so, we'd 
like to have you become a member of 
the newly-organized San Diego unit 
of the Women's National Aeronautical 
Association. All women interested in 
flying arc cordially invited to join this 
group and we'd especially like to have 
as many CONSOLIDATED women 
as possible in our ranks. In order to 
become one of us it isn't necessary that 
you be a flyer — you may never have 
been up in a plane — the only requisite 
is that you have an interest in aviation. 
The officers of the club, as elected at 
the last meeting are: 

President Mrs. Arnet W. Speer 

Vice-Pres Miss Ethel Stout 

Secretary Mrs. George Benter 

Treasurer, Mrs. Cynthia Crittenden 
Regular meetings are held on the 
last Friday of each month. We'd like 
to have you at our next meeting. 
Time: February 26. 1:30 P.M. 
Place: San Diego Club ( 3d floor) 

1250 Sixth Ave. 
The Entertainment Committee has 
planned several interesting as well as 
educational features for this meeting. 
So. come one, come all! 

For further particulars, please call 
any one of the following numbers. 
P. B. 638 H. 2332-J 
R. 5610 H. 6426-M 

Virginia M. Naseef. 

Glenn Hotchkiss. the old fox. has 
solved his problem of keeping skins 
from showing "wrinkles" by lining 
up a taxidermist to "mount" the 
tricky hull coverings. 


Something in it if you do your 
part. Oh. yes, we believe in luck. 
Every man who holds a big job 
gets there through luck. All he 
has to do is to cultivate a pleas- 
ing personality: make himself 
well liked by others: sow seeds 
of kindness and good cheer 
wherever he goes: performing his 
work better than the "unlucky" 
man does: rendering the most 
and best service possible, regard- 
less of the salary he is getting. 
Luck does the rest. — Selected. 





The San Diego Tribune, in con- 
junction with the Sunshine Alleys, is 
again sponsoring their annual Head 
Pin Tournament. 

An added feature this year is the 
special division that has been set up 
for CONSOLIDATED pinsmiths. 

A beautiful silver trophy will be 
given to the CONSOLIDATOR 
turning in the highest total pin score. 

Competition has been very keen 
among the local pin knockers and 
some very commendable scores have 
been chalked up. 

At the present time, "Joggle" Mc- 
Kune is leading the pack with a 346. 
R. Swartz is a close second with a 343 
total, followed by Carl Heim with a 
340, "Spike" Szaras with 327 and 
"Penny" Pennick with 321. 

The competition is not limited to 
members of the bowling leagues of 
CONSOLIDATED and any em- 
ployee is welcome to enter at any 

Hoot! Hoot!! 

We all know that the boys on the 
night shift are a long way behind the 
times, but we didn't think it extended 
back into the days of the Knights of 
the Round Table. 

The following is a challenge issued 
by the Owls Bowling Team: 

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Let it be known 
to all and sundry that the Owls do 
hereby challenge Harry Miller, that 
mighty warrior and Knight Cham- 
pion of Ye Hawks Bowling Team, to 
a battle of balls and skill with our 
dark horse from ye dark hours. All 
ye who labor in the dark hours of ye 
night be present and bring thy shekels 
and coppers to wager on our star on 
ye first Saturday designated by Ye 
Hawks as fitting for said event. 

This match is sponsored by Ye 
Mystic Knights of Ye Owls and Ye 
Privy Council of the Aloha Bar. T.J. 

Signed by Ye Privy Council: 

Lord High Executioner Sir Richard 

Lord Tender of the Tap and Keeper 

of the Bath Sir Leo Klingenmeier, 

Ye Knight of Ye Scarlet Wig. Keeper 

of the Royal Hand Saw, Custodian 


of Ye Sheer Press and Lord Keeper 
of Ye Royal Bridal Chamber, Sir 
Red Kimball. 

Countersigned by: 

Ye Royal Scribe and Keeper of Ye 

Palace Cuspidors, Sir George Dew. 

Well, well, well! Will miracles 
never cease! Duffy, bowling captain, 
tank department, went to town Tues- 
day and made his first 500. Nice go- 
ing, Duffy, old sock! 

W. C. Graff. 

Uarsiiy Basketball 

having been hard hit by overtime 
work, causing a lack of practice, has 
dropped two close decisions and tri- 
umphed on a third occasion. The team 
has been improving with every start 
and from now on the opposition had 
better be on its toes. The men on the 
team are not offering excuses but are 
digging in and practicing with a ven- 
geance. John Kunhle, guard, and Ross 
Paddock, lanky center, have been out- 
standing in games played to date. The 
men of CONSOLIDATED could and 
should support their team. Games are 
played at the San Diego High School 

Tod Carter. 


Interdepartmental basketball at 
CONSOLIDATED is no longer a 
dream but a reality. By the time the 
CONSOLIDATOR goes to print 
some fourteen or fifteen games will 
have been played. 

There are twenty-one teams, fifteen 
day-shift teams and six on the night 
shift. The teams were organized by 
"Smiling Bill" Gilchrist and have had 
the able assistance and advice of Dave 
Bomberger. Men's Secretary, of the 
Y.M.C.A. The games are all to be 
played at the Y.M.C.A. at Eighth 
Ave. and C St., on Tuesday and 
Thursday nights. The game nights 
and times are to be posted on the va- 
rious department time clock bulletin 

Inasmuch as there will be from three 
to four games a night, it will be neces- 
sary to get the time that your par- 
ticular hero or heroes play. The Y.M. 
C.A. wants it to be known that all 
are welcome (including wives, chil- 
dren, friends and sweethearts). There 
is no charge. You may see one or all 
the games played in one evening for 
all evenings. 


The following is a list of the hard- 
working but honest fellows known 
as managers: 

Dye, Welding Dept. 

Bockeno. Wing Dept. 

Carter, Hull Dept. 

Ferguson. Cowling Dept. 

Berry, Tank Dept. 

Mann, Final Touchup. 

Tuite, Timekeepers. 

Fink. Maintenance. 

Woodhead, Tool Room. 

Hull, Material Stores. 

D. Miller. Machine Shop. 

McCleary, Planning. 

Fabbri, Final Assembly. 

Dick Miller. Cutting Dept. 

C. Farnsworth. Engineering. 

Following is a list of players from 
three departments, others not being 

Tank Department 

Tom Hart 

Bill Consoul 

Joe Love 

John Clark 

Martin Hatch 

Roland Allen 

Vern Armstrong 

Bill Berry 









Hull Department 

Bob Johnson 

Sam Shepard 

Bud Farnsworth 

Virglc Funk 

Beryle Garrett 

Ed Canada 

Bill Russell 

Paul Beard 

Note: The Hull Department broke in 

their new jerseys by defeating a 

strong Escondido team in a pre- 

league game 28 to 13. 

If the teams are as good as their 

departmental friends say they are. we 

can expect Grantland Rice to come 

down and scout for his Ail-American 

selections. Come one. come all and 

support your team — free fun for all. 

Tod Carter. 

We don't wish you hard luck. 
Berry, but hope your basketball team 
takes those Timekeepers into camp. 
The going may be tough and rough, 
but we're with you. "Long John " 
can outreach them but you. being a 
shorty, will have to reach out for 
them. W. C. Graff. 


February, 1937 


The "Uling" 

From far and near come the players 
of the Wing Basketball Team in the 
race for the League Championship. In 
the few practice sessions they have had, 
they have formed a team they believe 
will be well up in the running. The 
squad includes: 

G. A. Lindberg. California Poly- 
technic, San Luis Obispo. 

C. Rigden, Kokuck A. C, St. 
Louis. Mo. 

P. Doroshevich, Bulkeley H. S., 
New London, Conn. 

O. M. Ladd, Hoover H. S. 

J. Wills. Atlantic City H. S.. New 

S. Canoy, Trojan A. C St. Louis, 

J. Owens, University of Idaho. 

A. Bockeno, Central H. S.. Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. 

O. Couchman, Grossmont H. S., La 

H. Crank, Wheatland H. S.. 
Wheatland, Mo. 

A. J. Koenig, East Tech., Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 

E. Murphy, Loyola H. S., Balti- 
more, Md. 

H. Wiley, Fleet Air Base, U. S. 

From the enthusiasm being shown 
by the different department teams, you 
should see some real basketball games. 
A trip to the Y. M. C. A. on game 
nights will be well worth your time. 
Mgr. Art Bockeno, 4389. 

Production in the Bench Depart- 
ment hit a new low the other day 
after one of the more famous of the 
bench burglars bit into and consumed 
more than half of a Peanut Butter 
Special ( y'l peanut butter, Vi soap 
chips) especially prepared for his ben- 
efit. No. 3094. 

press, arrangements arc nearly 
complete for the first Gun Club Shoot. 
To be held Sunday. February 14, at 
the Police Practice Range, on Broad- 
way Extension, the course should 
prove attractive to all pistol and small 
bore rifle enthusiasts. 

The Club is intended to provide an 
opportunity for organized group 
shooting in pistol, small bore and high 
power rifle and shotgun groups. As 
yet, however, the majority of inter- 
est has been shown in pistol and small 
bore rifles, so these have been the first 

High power rifle and shot gun 
ranges are available and all that is 
necessary before regular shoots in such 
groups begin is that there be enough 
interest shown, that a program be laid 
out, and contestants assembled. 

At present, all matches will be shot 
at the Police Range, which accom- 
modates pistol and small bore rifles 
only. The range is open for practice 
daily at a small charge: targets are 
furnished. Bring your own ammuni- 

Gun Club dues are $6.00 a year, 
payable quarterly in advance, and an 
initiation fee of $1.00. Club money 
will cover range fees, targets, group 
membership in the National Rifle As- 
sociation (if granted), and other ex- 
penses incidental to the organized club 

Members will enjoy the privileges 
of group purchasing power, both in 
arms and ammunition, and the op- 

portunity of shooting against what 
promises to be real competition. 

The club will be what we make it. 
With your help it will be good. Ad- 
dress suggestions, application for 
membership, or other correspondence 
to the secretary. 

Officers are: 

President. Dudley Oatman, Experi- 

Vice-President, J. C. Palmer, Tool 
Shop, nites. 

Executive Officer, C. M. Tangren, 
Met. Bch. 

Secretary-Treasurer, G. J. Kendall, 

No. 619. 

n man's n man 
For a' Ihat 

The Clan Cameron, a local Scots 
coagulation congealed at the Elks Hall 
1-23-37. The event was in honor of 
Robert Burns whose birthday comes 
in January. 

Crowning the festivities was a vio- 
lin solo by the renowned Bill Milton, 
accompanied by Jenny MacKeller. 

They started bravely together but 
soon it appeared that something was 
amiss. Thinking it might be the violin, 
Bill called a halt, and proceeded to 
tune the fiddle. A second beginning 
resulted in more and better discords 
which Bill, in a lengthy speech, proved 
to be not the fault of the violin, 
scotch or musicians, but due entirely 
to misunderstanding. 

Candid observers swear that Bill's 
speech was unexcelled. 

(From the Records of 2994.) 


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Upper Right: Schellbach and Kern reach the 
top (note fire tower to left). 

Lower Left: Curtiss and Schellbach "dry out" 
on roof of shelter atop peak — ^Fire lookout 


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tower behind unique snow formation stick- 
ing to north wall. 
Lower Right: View of summit from top of 
fire lookout tower — note tons of snow on 
north sides of trees. 

A SNOW climb up the south face of 
Cuyamaca peak (6,515 feet ) , the 
highest mountain in San Diego coun- 
ty, was made January thirty-first by 
"Sandy" Curtiss, ( Hull ) . Carl Schell- 
bach and "Russ" Kern. (Inspection). 

The ascent of about seven miles to 
the peak, through snow knee-deep was 
well worth the effort, as the clear day 
afforded a splendid view of the snow- 
covered San Gabriel and San Bernar- 
dino ranges to the north and S. de la 
Encantada's 10.069-foot peak to the 
south in Baja California, Mexico. 
The islands San Clemente and Santa 
Catalina far out in the blue Pacific 
were also visible. Another worthwhile 
sight was the many tons of weird ice 
formations hanging to the northwest 
sides of the spruce and pine trees on 
the summit as shown in the photo- 


climbers struggled three miles up the 
east face on the same day but unfortu- 
nately left before our arrival. Proof 
of their success in reaching the sum- 
mit was the many deep holes in the 
snow caused by their pedal extremities. 
The following climbers were in the 
party: Bert Rowan and Peland, of 
Experimental, and Henry Rosey, P. 
Williamson. J. Williamson. J. Mor- 
row, of Hull, also our good friend 
A. J. Blair who is always "on the 
spot" — Welding. 

Trouble Begins 

The Cinderella Boys are all in jail 
with claim jumping charges placed 
against them. 

The trouble all started when they 
listened too attentively to the tall 
stories Al "Ba Ba" Ballard told them 
about an abandoned mine near Ra- 
mona that he discovered while rid- 
ing about there. 

The man who owned the gravel 
pit was plenty peeved so the boys will 
have to be a little more careful in the 

To add to their troubles. Hyacinth, 
their carryall burro, has been straying 
lately and anything might happen. 

Above IS pictured another group of CON- 
SOLIDATOR "Go.its" who insist on getting 
up at 4:00 a m. .ind climbing mountains. 
Pictured from left to right arc: Norm Vcrland. 
of Experimental: Bert Rowan. Jim Morell. 
Joe Williams and Frank Williamson of the 
Hull "Spottv ■ Blair of the "Resistance" de- 
partment led the hovs up and down Cuvamaca 
Mountain, while Russ Kern was out Lolaliz- 
ing" and if he ever wants to climb another 
mountain he better make amends for "standing 
up these bovs for 2' , hours last Sundav 
morning in the cold air out ^Oth and El Cajon. 
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'The tlome of Aviation 

February, 1937 



Those signed up so far: 

• • 

INTERESTED in music? Of course 
1 you are. Everyone who has ever 
played an instrument would hke to 
play it again. All they need is a bit 
of encouragement. 

And that's the reason for the CON- 
and Orchestra. The first meeting was 
held in the Conference Room on Janu- 
ary 28th and the first rehearsal took 
place on the second floor of the 
Thearle Music Company, on Monday 
night, February 1st. Twenty pieces 
made a fine showing and the boys 
really enjoyed themselves. John 
Woodhead, No. 1512, has been elect- 
ed temporary chairman, and John 
Curtis. No. 5033, Secretary. 

Naturally, our new organization 
needs all the help it can get and the 
best possible help is to drag out that 
old instrument and come down and 
join the boys. Oh. I know! You 
haven't played for four or five years! 
You have sold your instrument and 
you don't think you can play well 
enough, anyhow. I've heard them all 
— except the one that you don't want 
to come. 

I know you will be as surprised as 
I was at the good musicians working 
right around you — men with ten and 
fifteen years' experience in bands, or- 
chestras and symphonies. Ask the 
man next to you if he plays a musical 
instrument and the chances are that 
you will find that he does play or has 
played in a band or orchestra, probab- 
ly while he was in school and then in 
some professional organization. Get 
him to come out for rehearsal and turn 
his name in to Bill Gilchrist in the 
Employment Office or to John Curtis, 
No. 5033, in the Hull Department. 

Lack of an instrument is no excuse. 
The Thearle Music Company is most 
generous in its co-operation. Mr. O. 
K. Hoffman says they will lend us in- 
struments wherever needed until we 
get our organization well started. To 
those who wish to purchase instru- 
ments they will give liberal discounts, 
easy payments and free lessons. 

At rehearsal C. H. Sproull, No. 
7159 of the Final Assembly Depart- 
ment, who has had many years exper- 
ience in playing and direction, was 
elected Temporary Director, so let's 
give him something to direct. Join the 

J. S. Curtis, No. 5033. 
Sec. of Band and Orchestra. 







































































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Hbuis From the Capital 

WASHINGTON— by a new arrival. 
City all agog over the advent of world- 
famous notables. 

NEWS is first-hand, not only 
through the press, but by one of 
the notables himself. No, it wasn't a 
group of suave diplomats, or stern- 
lipped foreign patriots, or eloquent 
home-grown politicos — or what have 
you. I will let the eye-witness speak 
for himself: to-wit, our own H. E. 

"Getting off the New York sleeper 
this morning. I heard the buzz of ex- 
cited voices long before I had asked 
the porter to change my dime. As I 
stepped out on the platform, there 
were thousands of people — mostly 
young people — (and the girls were 
mighty good-looking, too) — stand- 
ing in expectant awe and suppressed 
eagerness. As I alighted from the car. 
thunderous cheers burst from the mul- 

titude. Flashlights snapped. Brawny 
policemen restrained the mob with 
difficulty as it surged toward me 
fmany of the girls, I noticed, with 
outstretched arms). — What could it 
be.^ ? 

I knew the record-breaking flight 
of the PBYs would scarcely produce 
such a large and restive crowd. And — 
besides, how did they know I was 
coming.'' That was the question. Well, 
I decided to give them a few well- 
chosen words, and just then I noticed 
a couple also alighting from the next 
car. The mob converged on them, not 
on me. I hastened to the station doors, 
where my wife awaited me. Previously 
planned explanations, conjured up on 
the spur of the moment, now were un- 
necessary. Then, and only then, did I 
realize the cause of it all. My wife told 
me. Robert Taylor and Jean Harlow 
had come to Washington to help cele- 
brate the President's Birthday Ball." 

A worthy enterprise for a worthy 
cause. "Let us dance so that thousands 
may walk." And well attended by 
myriads of Washingtonians, hundreds 
of thousands of other American citi- 
zens all over the United States. 

Washington is truly a winter resort 
this year. Going past the White House 
the other day, noticed a sound foreign 
to mid-winter — the busy click of a 
lawnmower. The crocuses are coming 
out. So are the violets. They say the 
local Chamber of Commerce wants to 
plant a few palm trees around the 
Tidal Basin, import a few bathing 
beauties, thus making the Capital a 
winter resort which it is hoped (if the 
weather holds out) will eclipse Miami 
Beach and even our own Heaven-on- 

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Earth — San Diego. Yes the weather is 
"unusual" — and for once, on the right 
side of the ledger. 

Looking over the District map, 
noted that our Golden State has a 
street named after it — no Avenue. 
Only two other States so slighted — 
Ohio and Washington. How come? 

Your correspondent has received 
many congratulations on two out- 
standing CONSOLIDATED pro- 
ducts — the PBYs in their history- 
making flight to Honolulu, and the 
CONSOLIDATOR every month in 
the year. 

Guess I gotta go now. 


Flood Relief 

THE chairman of the San Diego 
chapter of the American Red Cross 
has expressed the appreciation of the 
entire Red Cross Organization to the 
CONSOLIDATED personnel who so 
generously and entirely voluntarily 
contributed $925.84 to the Red Cross 
Flood Relief Fund. 

The wholehearted support behind 
this contribution is doubly significant 
in that the annual joint Red Cross and 
Community Chest Fund had been sub- 
scribed to over 100', just a few 
months ago and because several con- 
tributions have recently been taken up 
to aid fellow-employees who were in 
dire financial straits due to sickness or 
other unavoidable circumstances. 

policy limits the solicitation of charity 
funds to the joint American Red 
Cross and Community Chest Drive, 
men of the night shift requested de- 
viation from this policy to allow aid 
to be given to the stricken and needy 
in the flooded East. 

The CONSOLIDATOR is glad to 
extend th's appreciation from the 
American Red Cross and proud that 
it is associated with men so sincere in 
their feelings toward their fellowmen. 


"Ten men on a Horse" 


The boys of the "Squirrel Cage" 
deciding they needed a little financial 
independence as well as Social Security, 
chipped in on one Irish Free State 
Sweepstakes Ticket No. LL 37596. 

The race is to be run at Aintree. 
England. March 19th. The winner 
gets $150,000. 

If everything goes along ok these 
boys should be independent by the 
first of April, or something. 

February, 1937 




By Dan Miller, Clerk 

HELLO Everybody I Here we are 
again with drippings from hither 
and yon. gathered after much research 
and hard work from the four corners 
of the Machine Shop. 

Congratulations are in order to 
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Weber who are 
the proud parents of a six and three- 
quarter pound girl, born January 18. 
Leonard, milling machine operator is 
a mighty proud man to say the least. 

Not to be outdone, Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles Spirz, announce the birth of 
a seven and one-half pound boy born, 
January 30. Charlie, grinder operator, 
is running neck and neck with Leo- 
nard Weber for being the proudest 
papa in the shop. 

Tex Kraft, turret lathe operator on 
the third shift decreased the already 
thin ranks of bachelors in the shop 
by journeying to Yuma with Miss 
Edna Kettering and being duly 
hitched. Judging by the smile on Tex's 
face and the box of cigars he was giv- 
ing out. he certainly must be happy. 
Here's wishing the newlyweds the 
best of luck! 

Last month this column stated that 
our Bowling Team was headed for 
first place and since the first of Jan- 
uary, they have come from fifth to 
second place. Next month they are 
going to take the lead. Capt. Harry 
Miller still leads the league with his 
high average. 

The men of the machine shop were 
glad to be able to contribute toward 
the Flood Relief Fund, and contrib- 
uted generously. 


Our basketball team held its first 
practice during the past week and al- 
though we haven't as large a squad as 
some of the other departments, we 
hope to be near the top when the 
league is over. 
Oddities in the News 

To most of us a pink lady would 
probably mean a good mixed drink, 
but to Jesse Smith, turret lathe man on 
the second shift, it is just a star in 
the sky. Mr. Smith's hobby is star- 
gazing and astronomy. 

If anyone is in doubt about the 
strength of the San Francisco-Oakland 
Bay Bridge, he should ask R. B. 
(Pop) Felton, milling machine man 
all about it. Pop helped test all the 
steel used in the making of the bridge. 
This work was done at the University 
of California and was a very inter- 
esting study. 

John Myers, mill operator, recently 
back to work after an appendix oper- 
ation was treated so nicely by the 
nurses at the hospital, that he has 
been wishing he had another appendix 
that needs removing. 

Mustaches in 1937! Yes, sir, that 
seems to be the trend. The only draw- 
back seems to be that so far nothing 
has been discovered that will abso- 
lutely guarantee you to be able to 
grow a good crop on the upper lip. 

Jerry Litell, night inspector, has 

the transparent form of mustache and 
is still struggling to grow one to be 
proud of. 

Kissel, turret lathe man, says he 
spends many hours each week groom- 
ing his mustache to look its best. 

Elmer Buschbaum. night clerk, who 
has a crop envied by many, had this 
to say when questioned, quote: I just 
let it grow. Unquote. 

P. Pierce, mill man has a mustache 
that very few can grow. He has been 
seen with the old-fashioned bartender 
style, long and drooping, but it inter- 
fered with his eating making it neces- 
sary for him to have it trimmed at a 
beauty parlor. 

Spencer Smith, turret lathe man, 
said he could drink a large glass of 
beer in one minute. Harry La Bar, also 
on the turret lathes, claimed he could 
drink a glass of beer in less than a 
minute. So far nobody will believe 
them so they are still setting up their 
own beer. 

Harold Poerschke, automatic screw 
machine operator, is out to reduce so. 
he is taking up golf. My operator. 
Q6320-3. playing right behind Har- 
old at the Presidio Hills Golf Course, 
says that the turf flying from his club 
every time he took a stroke, made him 
think that Harold either was hired to 
excavate the course, or maybe was 
(Continued on page 29) 

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Speaking of People and Things 
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DURING the month of January, 
Mr. Gilchrist visited (355) 
three hundred and fifty-five absentees. 
Two hundred and sixteen (216) vis- 
ited were suffering from Influenza. 

Knock! Knock! Who's there? No 
answer! How would you like to do 
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For over fifty years this company has 
been issuing land titles. 

It will be the pleasure of our experts 
to advise you. 

For your convenience park your car, at our ex- 
pense, at the Hi Ho Garage, 1040 First Ave. 

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teams on the night shift. Games are 
to be played next week. Schedules will 
be placed on bulletin boards. Come on, 
give your whole-hearted support to 
your department. See these games! 

Music! Music! Music! We shall 
have music wherever we go! A Loud 
time was had by all of twenty-one 
musicians! Practice was held in the 
Thearle Music Company Store. Mon- 
day, February 1st. Those interested 
in becoming a member of our Orches- 
tra or Band, see Mr. Gilchrist. Practice 
for the Band will be held on Thurs- 
day of each week at 7:00 p. m. and 
for the Orchestra each Tuesday, 
promptly at 7 : 00 p. m. at the Thearle 
Music Company. 

R. E. Thurston. 810. 





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Union and C Streets 
Phone F-6641 


February, 1937 


Hiram Plouibov . . 

the lookout to lend a helping 
hand, has undertaken a new task. 

Hiram Plowboy started to ivork 
for CONSOLIDATED this last week, 
and icas heard greatly bemoaning the 
fact that it took the whole sum of 3c 
postage to send a letter back home to 
his sweetheart. Elmira. (He has not 
heard about air mail yet!) In order 
to prevent this extravagance, CON- 
SOLIDATOR has agreed to publish 
Hiram's letter to Elmira each month. 

Hiram is an overgrown country boy 
who IS out to make his fortune in or- 
der that he and Elmira may set up 
housekeeping. By some queer turn of 
the wheel of Fate, he landed in San 
Diego. His first letter to Elmira fol- 
Dear Elmira: 

I reckon that you will be serpriscd 
to hear from your old beau. Well, here 
I am in California, the land of Eternal 
Sunshine, as they say on the bill- 
boards. Please send me my red flannels, 
as there is some onusual weather go- 
ing on right now. 

This here town of San Diego is 
sure one whopper of a burg. Was 
taking a walk this morning and went 
by the airyplane works and stopped 
in to see if they were looking for an 
extra hand who was good at mule- 
skinning, could draw a straight ferrer, 
and was good at any other honest 
labor. You know I alius had a hanker- 
ing to herd an airyplane. When I asked 
to see the boss, the feller there was 
shore some serprized. What he tole 
me surprized me, too. It ain't fitten 
to rite. 

He give me a paper to rite my name 
and a lot of stuff on, and when I got 
through with it (and you know how 
hard it is for me to rite) . he asked me 
a lot of questions. He wuz purty nice. 
When he asked me if I was an Ameri- 
can sitizen, I tole him I must be cuz 
I pay taxes, but I finally had to own 
up I was born in Hillsdale. He looked 
at me and I'm not very serten he 
wasn't laffing. These store-boughten 
clothes make me look like a city sliker. 
I guess. 

Anyways, he tole me to come to 
work tomorrer morning at 7:30. 
When he said that, I asked him if I 
couldn't start to work with the rest 
of the boys, and he said that's when 
they all started to work. Imagine start- 
ing the chores for Unkle Zeb after 


sunup! Wouldn't he tear the house 
down and throw it out the window? 

By cracky. I'll make my mark in 
the big city yet. The only mark I've 
made so far in life is when I filed my 
initials on the jailhouse door the night 
of your Hallowe'en party. We had a 
good time after I got out, though, 
didn't we? I'll never fergit Deacon 
Jone's face when he found his wig on 
the courthouse steeple. We were shore 
rip-snorters in them days. 

Shux, it's eight o'clock and time to 
go to bed. Remember me to your maw 
and let me know if the red hefer has 
calved yet. Your sweetheart Hiram. 

mncHinE shop DRippincs 

(Continued from poge 27) 

digging for a lost treasure. Watch out 
Harold, the city will be on your heels 
for not having an excavator's license. 

If anyone sees a medium build, 
dark-haired individual wandering 
around the plant in a daze, don't be 
alarmed, my friends, it isn't the Big 
Bad Wolf. Frankenstein, etc.. it is 
just Charlie Jones chasing bushings 
for our new Bushing Dept. 

Well folks, that's all for this 
month. Thanks for your indulgence, 
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Be prepared for technical positions. The 
instrument division of the modern aircraft 
factory has become a most important part 
of aircraft manufacture. Few trained men 
are available. You can prepare for this work 
in five months of night school at low cost. 

Irvin Aircraft Mechanics Association 

will train you. Call evenings at 1611 Lewis 
Street, San Diego 

Pickwick Hotel 

EARL A. NELSON, Manager 

Coffee Shop and Cocktail Room 

Drive in Basement Garage 

Fireproof Building 

Every Room with Bath 
Near Everything 

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THE Irvin Association of Aircraft 
Mechanics will hold their fourth 
monthly meeting at the El Cortez 
hotel, February 20, 1937. The dinner 
is to be at 7 P.M. in the banquet hall 
on the main floor. 

There will be pictures shown, pre- 
sented through the courtesy of the 
Sperry Gyroscope Co., manufacturer 
of the Sperry Pilot for automatic fly- 
ing. There will also be entertainment 
furnished and a surprise speaker from 
Los Angeles. 

At the past monthly meeting the 
speaker was Mr. Dudley Steele, man- 
ager of the Aviation branch Richfield 
Oil Co. 

The coming meeting is to be open 
house inasmuch as there are to be a 
few guests invited who are not regular 

The past meetings have been for the 
purpose of presenting prominent men 
in the Aviation industry to the mem- 
bers and getting first-hand advice as to 
the viewpoint of these men in regards 
to the future of aviation, and aviation 
of to-day. 

Members of the association enjoy 
lectures by authorities on the various 
subjects in regard to aircraft manufac- 
ture, maintenance, and operation. 


Lunches, Sandwiches, Cold Drinks and Tobacco 

Good Food Priced Right 

Conveniently Located 


Transfers . . 

Johnny "Tiger" Sloboda has been 
transferred from Bulkheads to Ex- 
perimental Department — "Yea, 

Rudy Faltus is also doing duty in 
the Experimental Department, having 
been transferred from the Bench. Hope 
you like your new stamping ground, 

Leonard "Shifty" Kraft has been 
appointed to duty in the Machine 
Shop as Inspector on the second night 

Incidentally. "Shifty" has given up 
the trailer idea completely and has 
moved into house with running water, 
etc.. etc. 

Boulder Dam Uisitars 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Fleet and 
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Gross visited 
Boulder Dam during the New Year's 
holiday. They seem to think that there 
are more than eight wonders in this 
world. Mr. Fleet, formerly of Pratt 
and Whitney, had a chance to test his 
new camera filter when he snapped 
about forty pictures which included 
the huge generators that are feeding 
light and power to Los Angeles. Mr. 
Gross, formerly a research worker 
from New "^'ork City, says that 
Boulder Lake would make a swell 
landing field for airboats. This new 
lake which is being formed on the up- 
stream side of the dam will be well 
over one hundred miles long. Say. a 
PBY would make a swell carrier or 
patrol boat around that place! 

Ed Horton. 


February, 1937 



FOUND — One medium-size glass 
eye. Owner may have same, with- 
out reward or strings of any sort 
attached, by applying at Shipping 
Room and proving that said glass 
eye matches good eye. 

Honest Frank Fields. 

An old Scotch employer remon- 
strated when one of his employees 
asked for a raise on the ground that 
he worked too hard. "Why," protested 
the employer, "you have an easy time 
of it. You do not work at all. Look! 
There are 365 days in a year. Eight 
hours each day you sleep. That makes 
122 days, leaving 243 days. Eight 
hours of every day you have all for 
yourself. That leaves 1 2 1 days. I give 
you an hour for lunch every day and 
that amounts to 15 days more, leaving 
106. You do not work on Sundays — 
52 more days off, leaving 54. You 
get Saturday afternoon off — another 
26 days, leaving 28. You have two 
weeks for vacation every summer and 
you take off about a week for sickness. 
Only 7 days a year to work — and New 
Year. Washington's Birthday, Deco- 
ration Day, July 4th. Labor Day, 
Thanksgiving Day. and Christmas 
are holidays. I should give you a raise.'' 
You owe me money! 

A. C. Blume, 1030. 



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neuus of the 

night X and K 

DURING the recent cold spell, we 
beg your pardon we meant during 
the recent unusual weather, a certain 
stock-clerk earned the undying hatred 
of all the native sons on the night shift 
by performing his duties attired in a 
fur-lined aviator's suit with appro- 
priate remarks about sunny California 
weather to all within earshot. Not 
mentioning names but you might see 
Frank O'Connor. 

Congratulations are in order to 
George Tompkins on his recent pro- 
motion to Chief of Protection De- 
partment, filling the vacancy created 
by advancement of Jim Morris to As- 
sistant Personnel Director. Art Bratz 
was promoted to Assistant Chief and 
is in charge at night. Line forms to the 
right for cigars, gentlemen. 

A great deal of midnight oil has 
been burnt during the past few months 
by Mr. Maloney, Hank Fink, and the 
maintenance crew doing over-time on 
work which couldn't be done in the 
daytime. Cheer up, boys, when you 
get caught up with the work the com- 
pany will build another addition. 

The girls on the night shift in the 
Personnel office requested us to ask 
Bill Gilchrist a question. It seems that 
during the holiday season Bill re- 
marked that he had a wee bit of Scotch 
in him and what the girls wanted to 
know is where that Scotch is located. 
How about it. Bill? 

Taken from a bystander's version 
nothing funnier has ever occurred 
within the factory than the little inci- 
dent he related to us. With permission 
of all we will again relate this story. It 
seems that a certain chap, desirous of 
playing a joke on a welcler, picked up 
what he presumed to be the gas hose 
and proceeded to double it, expecting 
the flame to die out. Not getting the 
desired results he continued doubling 
the hose until he was very near blue 
in the face, but no action. Then, to 
his consternation, he discovered he wrs 
in the center of a very large group of 
smiling persons and one of the group 
then informed him that it was an 
electric cord he had in his hand. Ask 
Schaffer the sandblaster, about th's 
story if you are interested. 

Commendation to the advertising 
department of CONSOLIDATED 
their neat and attractive ad which 
graced the rear page of the last issue 
of CONSOLIDATOR. Believe it or 


not, but rumor has it, that they paid 
for the space. Thanks, call again. 

The boys have quit calling John 
Bender, night janitor, Eddie Cantor, 
since the arrival of a baby boy at his 
house. John was tied, prior to now, 
with Eddie, having five girls, but he 
says he is more than satisfied now to 
let Eddie have his fame alone. Con- 
gratulations, John, for your perse- 

Every employee of this company 
can take great pride in the magnificent 
record-breaking flight the Navy made 
to Honolulu in twelve P.B.Y. I's. 
The knowledge that they helped build 
these planes ought to be gratifying to 
everyone, for not only did the flight 
exemplify the training and ability of 
the U. S. Navy but it also proved the 
reliability and sturdiness of CON- 
SOLIDATED planes. Hats off to the 
Navy and may their pilots fly many 
more of our ships in the future. 

That's all. there ain't no more, see 
you next month.. X &J X. 

You know, of course, that engineers 
rank about the highest in intelligence 
tests. Anyway, you know it now. 

Lifted by Hank Golem from 
"The Tool Engineer." 


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Not only our advertised prices 
but our everyday shelf prices! 
You can depend on them to be 
consistently low at all times — 
prices that can stand comparison! 

Please refer to the Telephone Book for 
your nearest Safe ^v ay or Pay'nTakit Store 


February, 1937 


THE death knell of 1936 has been 
sounded and the decrepit, tired, 
Old Year has been relegated to the rest- 
ing place of all By-Gone Years, never- 
more to be resurrected save in mem- 
ory's golden halls. Many interesting 
things have happened during the past 
year — some of them important, some 
of them unimportant: some of them 
sad and others amusing. We were all 
intrigued by Mussolini's Conquest of 
Ethiopia, the Presidential election, the 
war in Spain, King Edward's Abdica- 
tion, the Toronto Stork Derby, and 
countless other events. To CONSOL- 
IDATED employees, however, some- 
thing happened which was more im- 
portant than any of these — namely, 
the inauguration of our new house^ 

The Consolidator's Guiding 
ligiit > 

> > > 

organ, the CONSOLIDATOR. Be- 
ginning with the first issue in Sep- 
tember, it was an instantaneous suc- 
cess and its popularity has grown 
steadily with each succeeding issue, 
not only with CONSOLIDATED 
employees but with countless friends 
of the Company who have expressed 
their delight with it. We are all proud 
of it. It is OUR magazine. We all 
play a part in its development. By our 
contributions of news, humor, articles, 
or cartoons, we automatically become 
members of its editorial staff. How- 
ever, like members of the crew of an 
airplane, we must have a pilot to di- 
rect our actions. In our case, we are 
fortunate in having the services of 
several men to guide us. This, the 
start of the new year 1937, seems an 
auspicious occasion to present one man 
who has had a large share in steering 
the good ship, CONSOLIDATOR, 
to the airport of success — Edgar N. 
Gott. Advisory Editor of the mag- 

Detroit, Michigan, claims him as a 
native son. He received his early edu- 
cation there and graduated from the 
University of Michigan in 1909 with 
a B. S. degree. 

Ed's advent into Aviation was not 
premeditated — it "just happened." In 
1915 he received his initial experience 
.vith it when he became one of the in- 

corporators of the Boeing Aircraft 
Company. He acted as Vice-President 
and General Manager of this Company 
and later as President until 1926. 

In 1926, he obtained the position 
of. in his own words, "a personal 
Man Friday" to Anthony H. G. 
Fokker of the Atlantic Aircraft Cor- 
poration of Hasbrook Heights. New 
Jersey, which was later taken over by 
General Motors. He stayed with Mr. 
Fokker for a year. 

After leaving the Atlantic Com- 
pany, and until 1932, Ed was Presi- 
dent of the Keystone Aircraft Cor- 
poration of Bristol, Pennsylvania. 
When this Corporation, which was 
the chief source of supply of bom- 
bardment aircraft for the United 
States Aircorp, for a number of years, 
ceased operations in 1932 he decided 
to take a well-earned rest and try his 
hand at running his ranch at Palmdale, 
California, for awhile. 

However, after his active life, even 
the strenuous work connected with a 
ranch became monotonous and Ed 
was glad to get back in the swing of 
things when CONSOLIDATED 
moved to San Diego, As Assistant to 
the President, he has proven himself 
to be a capable executive, respected 
and admired by his colleagues and 
well-liked by everyone with whom 
he has come in contact. 


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Vour Income Tan and mine 

(Continued from page 1 ) 

society; labor union dues; interest; 
professional journals; safety deposit 
box rental used primarily for safekeep- 
ing income producing securities; auto- 
mobile licenses; Federal tax on theatre 
tickets; personal and real property 
taxes; losses such as are caused by fire, 
theft or storms; and uncompensated 
losses sustained by reason of damage 
to any automobile. 

Many of the above items of income 
and deduction arc subject to regula- 
tions or restrictions and there are also 
many other items of an extraordinary 
nature that may be considered. For 
this reason before finally submitting a 
tax return in which any item of an un- 
usual nature is to be treated it will 
be well to refer to a good tax service 
or consult some person familiar with 
income tax procedure. 

5. Before computing the amount of 
Normal Tax payable there are certain 
exemptions or credits which are per- 
mitted to be applied against Net In- 
come. These are: 

(a) Personal Exemption, (b) Earned 
Income Credit. 

(a) A head of a family or husband 
and wife living together are entitled 
to a $2,500,00 Personal Exemp- 
tion. A husband and wife, filing 
separate returns may divide this ex- 
emption between them in any man- 
ner they choose. 

Individuals are entitled to $1,- 
000.00 Personal Exemption. 

In addition to the Personal Ex- 
emption, above, a credit of $400.00 
is allowed for each dependent un- 
der 1 8 years of age or incapable of 
self-support because of mental or 
physical incapacity, who receives 
his chief support from the taxpayer, 

(b) An Earned Income Credit is 
allowed of 10', of the earned Net 
Income. This is, on the total Earned 
Income less allowable deductions. 
However, all income up to $3,000 
is presumed to be "Earned" for pur- 
poses of this credit and the Maxi- 
mum considered as "Earned" is 
$14,000,00. In any event, how- 
ever, not more than 10', of the 
Net Income may be claimed as 
Earned Income Credit. 

Personal Exemptions and Credits 
for Dependents are deductible from 
Net Income for both Normal and Sur- 
tax, while Earned Income Credit is 
deductible for Normal tax purposes 


Where the status of the taxpayer 
changed during the year, i.e. from 
single to married or vice versa, only a 
pro rata part of the Personal Exemp- 
tions may be used, based on the actual 
months which apply. If a taxpayer 
had a dependent on January 1, who 
died or became 18 years of age during 
the year, only a portion of the credit 
may be taken. Likewise, the Personal 
Exemption for a child born during the 
year is computed on basis of months 
applicable during the year. 
6. The Normal Tax for 1936 is the 
same as for the prior two years, i.e. 
4'; , and is applied against Net Income 
after the deductions for Personal Ex- 
emptions, Earned Income Credit and 
Credit for dependents have been made. 
The Surtax rates are slightly changed. 
They begin at 4', on Surtax Net In- 
comes of $4,000.00 to $6,000.00 and 
graduate upward to 75'/, on large in- 
comes. Surtax Net Income is deter- 
mined by using the Net Income as 
hereinbefore mentioned and deducting 
therefrom the Personal Exemption 
and Credit for Dependents. Earned In- 
come Credit deducted for Normal tax 
purposes is not deductible when de- 
termining the Surtax Net Income. 

As before mentioned, the above ap- 
plies only to your Federal returns, but 
if the instructions on the State return 
blanks are carefully followed, the data 
necessary for preparing the State re- 
turns may be taken directly from the 
completed Federal returns. 

Don't fail to retain a copy of your 
returns for future reference and above 
all else, don't "guess" as to how to 
treat an item of extraordinary or un- 
usual nature. Make sure you are right 
by consulting your local tax agent or 
some other reliable source. A "stitch 
in time" will indeed "save nine" 
when filing your Uncle Sam's tax re- 
turn. Attention is called to the fact 
that your returns must be filed in 

The following will be of special 
interest to owners of automobiles used 
for pleasure. 

Items deductible: 

1. Interest on money borrowed in 
purchasing a car. 

2. Advalorcm Tax paid. 

3. License Fees. 

4. Loss and damage to car not com- 
pensated for by insurance, due to 
casualty, even though due to 
faulty driving of taxpayer or other 
person operating automobile, if not 
due to wilful act or negligence. 

5. Loss and damage to car not com- 
pensated by insurance, due to cas- 


ualty by faulty driving of driver 
of car collided with. 
6. Loss and damage to car not com- 
pensated by insurance, due to fire 
or theft. 

Items NOT deductible: 

1. Cost of new automobile. 

2. Operating costs, including chauf- 
feur's salary, depreciation, garage 
rent, gasoline and oil, insurance 
and repairs. 

3. Loss on sale or trade-in. 

4. Accident damages paid resulting 
from operation of pleasure car. 

5. Expense of defending damage suit 
for negligent driving. 

6. Fines for violating traffic laws. 

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February, 1937 


pinnE FRITS 

PORT I . . By Larry Boeing 

INGENIOUS man far exceeded any 
of his previous accomplishments 
when he produced a machine that 
proved his theory of flight. 

In a period little more than 25 
years, he took this new found con- 
traption of wood, wire and cloth, and, 
by using every bit of information the 
metallurgist, the chemist or research 
engineers could advance to him, made 
it into the present day flying machine 
that answers his many demands. 

Efficient engines could become more 
efficient only when better fuels were 
found. The addition of lead com- 
pounds to the fuel helped to solve this 
problem but only for the present. 

As the metallurgist presents new 
formulas for materials to be used as 
moving parts or bearings, once more 
the call will be made for a more pow- 
erful fuel and the chemist again will 
be ready. 

The aircraft designer studied the 
metallurgist's findings and carefully 
assembled them. He used more power- 
ful engines to carry larger loads and 
used stronger materials when their use 
caused a reduction in weight. 

The problem is not completely 
solved and probably never will be. As 
man goes forward, his arts and sciences 
go with him. 

At times the advance is so fast and 
changes so complicated that the story 
behind them is not always presented 
clearly to the layman. 

Occasionally a question arises as to 


just what a certain material, denoted 
by a set of letters and figures as 24ST, 
or by some shortened item as "Chrome 
Moly" really is. 

In the next few paragraphs the 
writer will attempt to describe as 
clearly as possible just what some of 
these materials are and why they are 
used in some particular part of the air- 

First, let us consider the steels used. 
Being an alloy itself, it will be nec- 
essary to consider it in its basic form, 
simply a combination of iron and 

To guarantee a uniform product, 
designers and manufacturers were con- 
fronted with the problem of inducing 
the various mills to agree to some set 
standard in the makeup of the steel 

Several years ago the Society of 
Automotive Engineers, which is more 
commonly referred to as SAE, de- 
vised a system of numbering steel ac- 
cording to its constituents. Since that 
time the designer could specify a cer- 
tain grade or class of steel and a uni- 
form product would be delivered that 
chemically and physically would come 
up to predetermined requirements. 

In this system the first number rep- 
resents the class of steel, the second 
number denotes the percentage of the 
major alloy embodied in it, and the 
last two numbers tell one the per- 
centage of carbon. 

Taking SAE-4130 as an example, 
we find the 4 representing the chro- 
mium class of alloys, the number 1 
denoting one percent of chromium 
and the last two digits, 30, informing 
us that the alloy included .30 percent 
of carbon. 

Returning again to the numbering 
system, we find that Class One in- 
cludes a plain carbon steel of various 
percentages of carbon. Class Two de- 

notes steel with nickel being the major 
alloying element. Class Three denot- 
ing a nickel chromium alloy and Class 
Four the chromium molybdenum 

Aircraft design necessitated the 
manufacture of steels that varied from 
standard products due to the fact that 
a special set of requirements were 
needed. We. therefore, have X-4130 
with a little higher chromium con- 
tent than standard 4130, and a chro- 
mium nickel molybdenum alloy that 
is a special combination. 

Widely incorporated into the de- 
sign of an airplane are the stainless 
alloys whose introduction into in- 
dustry was highly publicized by their 
use as exterior trim on new buildings, 
streamline trains and food-handling 
equipment, but whose non-magnetic 
qualities quickly attracted the aircraft 
engineers when units adjacent to the 
compass and other instruments were 
considered, or in the case of fittings 
subject to sea water immersion. 

Special steels for tools are used and 
they are of a fine nature, generally 
made up in small quantities for some 
definite purpose be it for dies, cutters, 
or wearing items as drill bushings. 
Last but not least is the old cold rod 
bar stock whose job in aircraft is on 
the ground, in the shape of jigs and 
fixtures, form blocks or any other 
place where a strong back is needed. 

This brings us to the point where 
the uninformed may question the rea- 
son for incorporating these various al- 
loying elements in the steel. The fol- 
lowing notes are a brief outline of the 
job each alloying element actually 

Carbon : This element is the most 
important alloy and is the chief factor 
in making various properties possible. 

Increased carbon content, within 
definite limits, raises the ultimate 

Stock Color Marking 


Blue and Brown 

Orange and Blue 

Blue and Aluminum 


Yellow and White 

Blue and Yellow 

Blue and White 

Blue and Green 


Red and White 
Green and White 
Red and Purple 
Brown and White 
Red and Brown 
Black and Brown 
Blue and Fawn 
Blue and Red 

Any of the above material heat-treated to 125,000 pounds per square inch or higher is 
painted with bronze gilt in conjunction with the regular material color marking. 

This chart covers the color marking of material as noted. After receiving inspection that 
includes physical and chemical analysis materials are marked as above and placed in stock. 
Care in handling to prevent removal of color marks should always be exercised. 


SAE No. 
1020 Steel 



Spring Steel 
Spring Steel Annealed 
Nickel Steel 
Nickel Steel 
Nickel Steel 
Chrome Nickel Steel 
Chrome Nickel Steel 
Chrome Nickel Steel 
Chrome Moly Steel 

Stainless Steels 

(Grade 1 Type C) 
( Grade 7 Type E) 

KAZ Annealed 

Allegheny — Regular 

Allegheny — Annealed 

Monel Metal 


Chrome Moly .35 to .45 Carbon 

Commercial Grade 



strength of the steel. Too high an in- 
crease tends to reduce its toughness 
and shock-resisting qualities, but adds 
to its ability to resist wear. 

Nickel: The addition of nickel 
causes an increase in strength of the 
material without sacrifice of its duc- 
tility. It is highly shock-resistant and 
its use in fine, delicate parts is due to 
the lowered degrees of expansion at 
heat treatment of alloys it becomes a 
part of. Its addition increases resist- 
ance to chemical attacks and is a major 
item in the stainless group. It causes 
alloys to retain remarkable strength 
and toughness at high temperatures. 

Chromium: This element when 
incorporated into an alloy raises the 
ultimate strength, hardness and tough- 
ness. Its addition permits the lessen- 
ing of the carbon element and hence 
lowers the hardness while retaining all 
the qualities of an alloy containing a 
higher carbon content. Its presence in 
an alloy increases the resistance to 
chemical attack and like nickel it ap- 
pears in all stainless alloys. 

High temperatures have little effect 
on steels containing this element and 
its presence causes a considerable re- 
duction of scaling during heat treat- 

Molybdenum: Like the above 
mentioned elements, molybdenum in- 
creases the strength, hardness, and 
toughness to alloys it is added to. It 
has the property of permitting its al- 
loys, when heat treated, to attain high 
tensile strength. It reduces brittleness, 
and is highly resistant to shock. It also 
increases the ease with which an alloy 
can be machined. 

Vanadium. Tungsten and Cobalt: 
These lesser used elements perform the 
same work as the first mentioned items 
in various degrees. Cobalt is sometimes 

used in place of nickel. Tungsten 
sometimes is used in place of nickel or 
chromium. Vanadium increases the 
shock resistance of alloys it is a part of. 
Beside the reasons mentioned these 
elements have various other effects 
highly technical in nature on the steel. 
Metallurgists are constantly studying 
and experimenting and. as soon as im- 
proved alloys are determined and a 
source of supply made available their 
use in aircraft can be expected. 

This covers, in a general manner, a 
brief outline of the ferrous alloys or 
alloys whose basic element is iron. 
They are used in highly stressed points 
throughout the airplane in the form 
of motor mounts, wing fittings, con- 
trol hinges, bolts and other places 
where extreme loads are encountered. 

In a later article the non-ferrous 
alloys, especially the Aluminum group 
will be discussed. 



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Each and every month good copy 
has been coming in to the CONSOLL 
DATOR unsigned. No matter how 
good the copy, no unsigned news 
notes or articles will be printed. Ye 
Ed has many times played Hawk- 
shaw in an attempt to find the authors 
of some of these contributions. In 
some instances, it has been found that 
the authors were of such shy and re- 
tiring disposition that they had not 
signed the article. In these cases, if the 
Editor was specifically asked not to 
print the name, it was agreed merely 
to keep the name on file. In some other 
instances, it was found that forget- 
fulness on the part of the contributor 
was the reason for the lack of signa- 
ture. However, numerous items were 
relegated to the waste basket as the 
authors could not be located. 

As to the type of articles and news 
— we try to keep the magazine purely 
CONSOLIDATED. In other words, 
original articles by CONSOLI- 
DATED men or about CONSOLI- 
DATED men, or by someone who is 
an expert in a subject that is of in- 
terest to CONSOLIDATED men. All 
news about your doings, entertain- 
ments, sports, hobbies or interests of 
any kind is welcomed. The Editor 
solicits suggestions as to what you 
like or dislike about the magazine 
and what you would like to see in the 
magazine. As you know, you auto- 
matically become a member of the 

March, 1937 

CONSOLIDATOR staff when you 
submit news, suggestions or articles to 
the CONSOLIDATOR. Approxi- 
mately 98' r of all material turned in 
to the CONSOLIDATOR is printed. 
If you have been so unfortunate as to 
turn in an article and have not seen it 
printed, rest assured that it is on file 
and may be printed at a future date. 
When copy has been found unsuitable, 
it will be returned if possible to the 
contributor with an explanation of 

Number 3 

why it can not be used. The Editor 
wishes to thank those men who have 
responded to the needs of the magazine 
by furnishing the material to make the 
CONSOLIDATOR an outstanding 
magazine. Those of you who have 
not as yet become members of the 
staff are cordially invited to take your 
pens or pencils in hand and join now. 
Dead line for copy is the third of each 
month — but don't wait — submit 
your articles today. 



Annual Report 



Femme News . . 


Henry Liegel 


Return of the Native 


George E. Irvin 


Monorail System 


Hiram Plowboy 




Custom Built Job . . .' 


Toots From the Band 


Believe It or Not 

What's Your Local Number? 

How To Fly a Jenny 




Machine Shop Drippings 

A Woman's Point of View 



Welcome Home. Bill 


George Tompkins 


Capital News 


Trophy Winners 


Suffffestion Awards 


Model Planes . . 


Mountain News 


Index to Advertisers 


Plant News 


All communications should be addressed to the CONSOLIDATOR. c/o CONSOLIDATED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION. Lindbergh Field. San Diego. California. 
Permission to reprint, in whole or in part, any of the subject matter herein, is gladly granted any established publication provided proper credit is given the CONSOLIDATOR. 
Material may not be used tor advertising. Printed in the U. S. A. by Fryc tf Smith. 850 Third Ave., San Diego, California. 


To the StDckholders of 
CansolidntBil Hircraft Corporation 

Herewith is the Annual Report of your corporation and its sub- 
sidiaries for the year ended 31 December 1936 including financial 
statements as certified to by Haskins K Sells, Certified Public Ac- 

During 1936 the Corporation authorized 60,000 shares of Pre- 
ferred Stock without par value, and designated thereof a series of 
24,000 shares as Convertible $3 Preferred, of which 22,976 were 
sold at $50 each net by the Corporation, the balance of 1,024 shares 
being reserved, under ninety days option, for sale at the same price, to 
selected employees. During 1936 the Corporation also reserved 21,000 
shares of common stock and the 4,600 shares in its treasury, for sale 
under long term option to selected employees at $20 per share. Of 
the 1.024 shares of Preferred and 25,600 shares of Common, 916 
and 22,900 shares, respectively, have been so optioned to 104 selected 

Including the enclosed paved yard, suitable in this climate for cer- 
tain manufacturing operations and for aisles to move large assemblies. 
there is now available in the new plant approximately 543.000 
square feet compared with 247,000 a year ago. Approximately 
100.000 square feet of this area is available in a unit complete in 
itself for the manufacture of large experimental aircraft. The Corpo- 
ration's entire plant is well equipped with new and modern machinery. 

Employees at this date number about 3.700 against 2,000 a year 
ago. At the close of the year 1936 unfilled orders amounted to $18,- 
169,726,28 compared with $8,955,863.68 at the close of the 
previous year. 

Profit for the year 1936 amounted to $192, 411. 06 after provision 
for taxes, depreciation, complete amortization of all capitalized design 
development (except the airboat being amortized against current 
orders and that pertinent to aircraft designs transferred to the 
Canadian company) and deduction of cost in full of the expense of 
financing incurred to secure funds for factory enlargement. No profit 
has been taken on the eleven airboats delivered in 1936. 

Claims aggregating $202,731.41 for increased costs incurred in 
complying with provisions of NRA are pending before Congress in 
special bills for the relief of this Corporation. 

The year 1936 was profitable for our former Canadian subsidiary 
which is now controlled by Canadian stockholders, a minority interest 
being retained by CONSOLIDATED, and which is now known as 
Fleet Aircraft, Limited. Fleet Aircraft. Limited now has assets ten 
times as great and physical facilities five times as great as at the time 
of CONSOLIDATED'S original investment. CONSOLIDATEDS 
holdings in Fleet Aircraft. Limited comprise 35,000 shares out of 
an issued capital of 90.000 shares and are carried at a cost of 

Respectfully submitted. 

R. H. FLEET, President 
San Diego. California 

6 March 193 7. 

Statement of [onsnlidated IncDme and 

Earned Surplus for the Vear 

Ended Dec. 31, 193G 

Net sales (airplanes and parts) : 

United States Army $2,490,945.26 

United States Navy 1,260,443,76 

Commercial and export 442,419.92 

Miscellaneous 24,589.67 

Total $4,218,398.61 

Costs and Expenses: 

Manufacturing costs and expenses 

(including engineering) $5,918,912.41 

Administrative and general expenses: 
Salaries of oflicers $ 61,440.00 
Other salaries and 
wages travel- 
ing, office sup- 
plies and ex- 
penses, etc. . . 260.687.18 

Provision for depreciation 

Amortization of airplane designs 
development, and drawings 


Total $6,531,124.90 

Less increase in costs accumulated 
on contracts and orders in pro- 
gress, etc 2.669.783.86 

Remainder — applicable to products sold , 3.861.341.04 

Profit From Operations $ 357.057.57 

INCOME Credits — Discounts, interest, etc 35.061.43 

Total $ 392. 119.00 

Income Charges: 

Provision for taxes on income and 

undistributed profits S 125.923.03 

Expenses incident to financing . 58.184.09 

Interest 10.624.72 

Other 4.976.10 



Net Income 

Earned Surplus. January l. 

$ 192.411.06 

1936 1.786.028.04 

Total $1,978,439.10 

Surplus Charges: 

Dividends paid on preferred stock $ 25.848.52 

Earned surplus of Canadian sub- 
sidiary as of December 31. 
1936. control of the Canadian 
company having been relin- 
quished in December. 1936 . 



Earned Surplus, December 31, 1936 51,949,747.24 

NOTE: The costs and expenses applicable to products sold, as shown 
above, include at selling price certain aircraft delivered under par- 
tially completed contracts, pending final determination of costs 
upon completion of the contracts. 


R. H. Fleet. Chairman 

D. G. Fleet Preston lockwood 

J. M. Gwinn. Jr. R. s. Madison 

EARLE G. Hines George J. Newman 

James L. Kelley George M. Pynchon. Jr. 

1. M. Laddon F. D. schnacke 

Chas. t. Leigh C. A. Van Dusen 


R. H. Fleet. President and Manager 

C A. \' an Dusen, Vice-President and Works Manager 

I. M. Laddon. Vice-President and Chief Engineer 

Chas. T. Leigh. \'icc-Presidcnt and Materials Supervisor 

R. S. Madison. Secretary and Treasurer 

R. A ST.ANBERRY. Assistant Secrctarv and Assistant Treasurer 

March, 1937 

Hnnual Report to Stockholders 



Current Assets: 

Cash (including time deposits) . $ 800,666.14 
Accounts receivable 393,544.76 


Contracts and orders 
in progress (at ac- 
cumulated cost, in- 
cluding approxi- 
mately $2 25,00 
of admi nist rati ve 
and general expenses, 
less progress pay- 
ments received) $1,746,480.72 

Materials, parts and 

supplies (at cost) 707.133.59 2.453.614.31 


Total current assets $3,647,825.21 

Investment in Fleet Aircraft, Limited (at 

PROPERTY (At Cost) : 

Factory and office building $1,025,346.66 

Machinery and equipment 551.650.81 

Land — airport and factory sites. . 132.149.79 
Airport improvements 145.362.12 


Total $1,854,509.38 

Less reserves for depreciation . , 372.652.20 

Remainder — depreciated value 1,481, 857. li 

Unamortized Airplane Designs, 
Development, and Drawing:. 

Deferred Charges: 

Unexpired insurance premiums 
Unamortized moving expenses. 





Total deferred charges 


Total $5,542,963.70 


Current Liabilities: 

Notes payable to bank $ 675.000.00 

Accounts and wages payable 475.931.34 

Customers' deposits on sales con- 
tracts 530.261.00 

Accrued taxes (including taxes on 

income) 154,797.20 

Total current liabilities $1,835,989.54 


Replacement of parts under con- 
tract guarantees $ 21,333.01 

Employees' welfare, etc 12,693.91 

Total reserves 34,026.92 

Capital Stock: 

Preferred stock (authorized, 
60,000 shares without par 
value: issued and outstanding, 
2 2,976 shares of a series of 
24,000 shares designated as 
Convertible $3 Preferred stock) $1,148,800.00 

Common stock (authorized. 
1.200.000 shares of $1 each: 
issued 5 79.000 shares: in treas- 
ury 4.600 shares; outstanding 
574,400 shares) 574,400.00 

Total capital stock 1,723,200.00 

EARNED Surplus 1,949,747.24 

NOTES: The above balance sheet does not include 
commitments and contracts for the purchase of 
materials, parts, etc., aggregating approximately 

As of December 31, 1936. 48.000 shares of 
Common stock were reserved for conversion of 
Convertible $3 Preferred stock, and 25,600 shares 
of Common stock (including 4,600 shares in 
treasury) and 1,024 shares of Convertible $3 Pre- 
ferred stock were reserved for option and sale to 
certain employees. 

Claims aggregating $202,731.41 for increased 
costs incurred in complying with the provisions 
of NRA are pending before Congress in special 
bills for the relief of the company. 

Total $5,542,963.70 

nccounTnnTS' [ertifichte 

Consolidated Aircraft Corporation: 

■We have made an examination of the consolidated balance sheet of 
iaries as of December 31. 193 6, and of the related statement of con- 
solidated income and earned surplus for the year 193 6. In connection 
therewith, we made a review of the accounting methods and examined 
or tested accounting records of the companies and other supporting 
evidence in a manner and to the extent which we considered appro- 
priate in view of their systems of internal accounting control. 

■We did not verify the quantities in the inventories. The contracts 
and orders in progress represent accumulated costs shown by cost 
records, less progress payments received. The materials, parts and 
supplies are based largely upon perpetual inventory records which, 
according to certificates of officials, have been substantiated by physical 
inventories taken at least twice during the year. 

During 1936 amortization of airplane designs, development, and 
drawings was taken upon the basis of charging to the cost of aircraft 
being manufactured under current contracts, the design development, 
and drawing costs considered to have been incurred in connection with 
the respective prototypes. Deferred costs relating to designs not under 
current manufacture were amortized, by charges to costs and expenses, 
upon a percentage basis, until these designs were transferred to the 

former Canadian subsidiary late in 1936. The total amortization 
taken in 1936 was approximately $13,000 less than that for 1935, 
which was computed upon the basis of 25% of the aggregate costs 

The companies' liability for Federal taxes on income for the years 
1934, 1935, and 1936 has not been finally determined by the 
Treasury Department. No provision has been made for any addi- 
tional assessments that may be proposed when examination of the 
returns for these years is completed. 

In our opinion, based upon our examination and subject to the 
adequacy of the provision which has been made for Federal taxes on 
income, the accompanying consolidated balance sheet and related state- 
ment of consolidated income and earned surplus fairly present, in 
accordance with accepted principles of accounting, which have been 
consistently followed by the companies except as indicated above with 
respect to amortization of airplane designs, development, and draw- 
ings, their financial condition at December 31. 1936. and the results 
of their operations for the year ended that date. 


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Dressed in her best "Blue" bib and 
tucker for Sunday morning devotion. 
Jane Frances Dunn's face become very 
red when she discovered that the right 
foot donned a black shoe and the left 
a blue one. Oh well Jane, what's the 
difference, as long as your heart's in 
the right place — they tell me the Lord 
isn't fussy about a little thing like 

Latest news flashes have it that 
Grace Koenig was thrown from her 
worthy steed on Saturday last. Hurry 
to a speedy recovery Grace — we trust 
you were not seriously hurt and we'll 
talk to the horse later about it. 

It has always been said that the 
"Royal Mounted" get their men, but 
sez L they have nothing on "these 
here CONSOLIDATED dames." 
Now we must add our own "Gladys 
Boy" to the list. 

On February 24th, several "old 
time friends" were invited to the Roy 
domicile for an evening of bridge. 
The address given seemed to be a new 
one, but as we have always found it 

cheaper to move than pay rent, we 
thought nothing of it. It was a very 
dismal, rainy night but wc donned 
our raincoats, goloshes, etc.. and hied 
our shapes to the new abode. 


After finding her alone and ques- 
tioning her to death as to how a steno 
at C.A.C. could raise the rent for a 
place like that, she broke down and 
confessed that on January 3 1st she and 
one William Dean Thomas drove to 
Yuma. Arizona, and took the fatal 
step. Only after the marriage license 
was produced did the gals feel at ease 
about our Gladys. Friend hubby was 
soon produced and after much "elbow- 
bending" good heart-to-heart talks 
and a few stories, we bounced our way 
home feeling not so smart as we 
thought we were, having a fast one 
pulled on us without "catching on." 
Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas for 
a delightful evening. We all wish you 
the best of everything and much hap- 
piness for the future. 


The Tool Room extends sincere 
sympathies and condolences to Emil 
Poschman (No. 1261) whose wife 
passed away at 6:15 a. m. February 
26. 1937. 


March, 1937 


MEET Henry Liegel, new fore- 
man of the Sheet Metal Depart- 
ment since the first of the month. Born 
November 29, 1891, in Lancaster. 
New York, he later attended grade and 
high school there. His first real job 
came in 1907 at the Gould Coupler 
Company in Lancaster where he spent 
two and a half years as an apprentice 
coremakcr: later transferring to the 
Battery Division of the same company 
where he stayed until 1912. 

Hank made his start in aviation 
during the spring of 1912. Think of 
it! Most of us have never seen an air- 
plane of that vintage and the few who 
have, retain only dim recollections of 
airplane construction one-quarter of 
a century ago. The Curtis Airplane 8 
Motor Company was then in its em- 
bryonic stages and the construction of 
successful designs must have been ac- 
complished by divine guidance, for 
very little technical information was 
available at the time. Mechanics in 
those days were expected to perform 
almost any operation needed to build 
the airplanes. Hank spent the next nine 
years at Curtiss. including the war 
period. In 1921 the Curtiss plant shut 
down for a while due to the post-war 
depression. Henry went to the Elias 
Aircraft Company in Buffalo for the 
next six years and did general aircraft 
work. From 1927 to 1931. when he 
came to CONSOLIDATED, he again 
worked for Curtiss as foreman in 
charge of cowling. 

March 25, 1931, was the day 
Henry signed up for work at CON- 
SOLIDATED as a metal bench 


worker under Leo Bourden. From that 
time on. Hank Liegel's chronological 
employment record, on file with this 
company, reads like the steps on the 
ladder of success. Each change shown 
on his record was either a promotion 
or a transfer to some more difficult job. 
Here is the way the record reads: 

Bench Metal Work, 

Assembly of Welding Fixtures, 


Layout Man, 

Lead Man on Tool Work, 


Assistant Foreman. And now — 
Foreman of the Sheet Metal Depart- 

A record any man could be proud 
of; substantial proof of his ability. 

Hank has a son Ernie working in 
the Metal Bench Department now and 
a married daughter living in Buffalo. 
For recreation he finds the fishing and 
swimming in nearby waters more en- 
joyable than any other form of di- 
version and usually spends quite a bit 
of time at these pursuits. Congratu- 
lations. Hank, and best wishes for 
your continued success. 

J, P. Waterbury. 

Our Humanitarian 


FOR days, weeks, and months, we, 
the Nite Shift employees, who 
drive to work, have cursed and sworn 
to get revenge. . . . And yet, after hav- 
ing worked a year with the Nite Crew, 
the weeks pass on into months, thus 
beginning another year — still the 
Parking Hogs exist. 

Now. we will back, with brutal 
power, those who have a yen to sock 
these Parking Hogs. 

Definition: "P. H." The savages 
who sprawl their cars all over two 
parking spaces when one space is 
enough for "Decent People." 

Heck of it is we can't spot these 
Parking Hogs in the selfish act because 
of our working hours. Still, we be- 
lieve that our day is coming and when 
it does, we hope it will be smashed 
noses and not fenders. 

Our Final Plea — If you, who drive 
to work, do not know how to park 
in a regulation parallel parking space, 
then please ride with others who can, 
or stick to trolleys. 

Then, ive won't be late and won't 
waste time trying to park our means 
of transportation adequately enough 
for others to drive out without scratch- 
ing their new paint jobs or ruining 
their recently repaired fenders. 

Moral — "Do unto others as you 
wish others to do unto you." 

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^ ' T F I enjoy one-tenth of the good 
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shall be highly successful in my farm- 
ing venture." That was one of the 
parting remarks of Felix J. Rossoll. 
as he said good-bye to his friends and 
co-workers in CONSOLIDATED 
AIRCRAFT, many of whom had 
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decade. A few indeed have worked 
with him twice as long. One of his 
peculiarities is, that the longer you 
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For years Felix has cherished a 
growing desire to return to some place 
in New England and buy a small 
farm — not too large for him and his 
two husky sons to cultivate. He 
doesn't expect to make much money, 
but he does think he can produce 
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himself and family in comfort and 
comparative independence. He feels 
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such a project involves, will work 
wonders of physical rejuvenation for 
them all. Vim, vigor, and vitality will 
be theirs in return for their manly 
labor on that little farm tucked away 
in the White Mountains. Felix 
smacked his lips when he thought 
how good the bacon and eggs and 
buckwheat cakes and maple syrup 
would taste at his six o'clock break- 
fast, after rising at three and doing 
the few light chores around the place. 

Many may wonder how it is that 
Felix is able to retire at the age of 
forty-odd, and realize his life-long 
dream of bucolic bliss — of settling in 
some idyllic rural retreat, and there 
living that Utopian life he has yearned 
for so long. — a rough and rigorous 
life to be sure, but a wholesome, man- 
ly, and independent one. Here is the 
way he explains it. "I worked hard 
when I was a boy, rising at four every 
morning to earn money by tending 
furnaces, delivering papers, etc., to 
help pay my way thru school. Those 
early ingrained habits of industry 
clung to me all my life. I always ap- 
plied myself with all my heart and 
strength to the job in hand. I respected 
the old-fashioned virtues, — honesty, 
sobriety, and industry, — and some 
years ago I made fortunate invest- 
ments in securities which have appre- 
ciated quite a bit during recent months. 
So now I have enough income to re- 
tire on and try my hand at farming." 

The history of Felix J. Rossoll has 

been treated of in a previous issue of 
this magazine, so we won't go into 
that, but we cannot refrain from ex- 
pressing our deep regret at losing a 
tried and trusty friend and an able and 
valued veteran in the Aircraft In- 

The good wishes of all his friends 
follow him to that farm in New Eng- 
land, where he anticipates spending 
his time in the peaceful pursuits of 
agriculture. As we picture him on his 
quiet New Hampshire farm, we recall 
the lines from Goldsmith's "Deserted 
Village": "How blest is he who 
crowns, in shades like these, a youth 
of labor with an age of ease;" 

uihv not? 


I have read with interest the articles 
published in our monthly magazine, 
the CONSOLIDATOR. and I am 
wondering if a suggestion would be 
in order. 

During our past experiences we all 
have had, perhaps, certain experiences 
in our trade or vocation, whichever the 
case may be. which have stood out in 
the limelight more than merely routine 
work. In explaining myself more clear- 
ly, there have been times when a diffi- 
cult or intricate job was to be done and 
in order to do this particular job it was 
necessary to violate the laws of me- 
chanics somewhat, and use some make- 
shift or ingenious method to accom- 
plish the desired results, yet keeping 
the cost within reason. 

There are many employees working 
for the Company that are capable of 
writing such articles on practical ideas 
for the CONSOLIDATOR. that may 
prove to be beneficial to all. and to 
say the least, educational to many. 

If such a column or page was re- 
served for such articles and titled 
"Ideas from Practical Men" or "Prac- 
tical Ideas," I personally feel it would 
be much appreciated by those inter- 
ested. Of course it should be under- 
stood that articles accepted for such a 
publication should bo original as well 
as practical and not something taken 
from books. 

J. H. Chandler. 
Machine Shop Inspector. 

That boy in the Hull really got a 
hair-cut on his own free will and not 
because the boys "suggested" it. 

March, 1937 


THE Irvin Association of Aircraft 
Mechanics held their fifth monthly 
dinner meeting at the El Cortez Hotel 
on Saturday evening, February 27, 
1937. The speakers for the evening 
were Mr. D. G. Fleet, of CONSOLI- 
DATED AIRCRAFT, who gave a 
brief history of CONSOLIDATED 
AIRCRAFT and the present PBY's. 
Mr. Robert Betzinger. representative 
of Pratt and Whitney, addressed the 
group in behalf of the power units for 
the PBY's, and Mr. Harold Scofield. 
of Sperry Gyroscope Company, man- 
ufacturers of the famous Sperry Gyro- 
pilot, addressed the group and gave 
a demonstration of lantern-slides. The 
enthusiasm ran so high that the speak- 
ers were almost overwhelmed with 
technical questions asked by the mem- 
bers of the Association. 

Inasmuch as the Irvin Aircraft 
School and the Irvin Association of 
Aircraft Mechanics enjoy unlimited 
opportunities in obtaining the latest 
information in the aircraft business, it 
is only fair to talk about the man 
who obtains this information for the 
students. In his modest, unconcerned 
manner. George Ellis Irvin. is not only 
an instructor, a walking human aero- 
nautical index, but is equally capable 
of filling the role of a modern humani- 
tarian. His greatest joy is taking some 
bewildered, undetermined, yet am- 
bitious fellow, guide him through an 
intensive course of study and send him 
out into the aircraft field to become 
•■^n accomplished aircraft mechanic. 
Tumanitarian, yes. and more, too; he 
.las opened the door for the youths 
who yesterday looked to the sky to see 
the fast-fading silhouette of their am- 
bitions. Today that silhouette is on 
this side of the sun and a reality. 

Just a word on the personal history 
and background which makes this 


picture possible; George Ellis Irvin 
started in the old days, the war days, 
the days of the Jenny. Growing up 
with the industry Mr. Irvin slowly 
became an authority, which gave him 
the opportunity to become affiliated 
with the Richfield Oil Company in 
the capacity of General Manager of 
the Aeronautical Division. This work 
took the youthful flyer to all parts of 
the coast on extended lecture tours. 
The public had by this time become 
air-minded" enough to grant the in- 
dustry sufficient publicity to be ac- 
cepted as a modern means of transpor- 
tation. Having already acquired an 
unlimited background it was an easy 
matter for Mr. Irvin to accept the po- 
sition offered by Transcontinental and 
and Western Air as their advisor for 
Radio, Electrical and Instruments. 
Filling the three-year contract Mr. 
Irvin decided a rest period was due 
him. This, however, did not last long, 
for like the story of the man who built 
a better mouse trap, a path was soon 
worn to his door and Mr. Irvin found 
himself confronted with several 
youths, who demanded part of his 
time and information, which he ac- 
quired over a period of years. As an 
experiment the start of the Irvin Air- 
craft School took place. Twenty keen 
minded, ambitious men were selected. 
All graduated, all received a position. 
Today many times that number have 
been given the same opportunity to 
find their place in the sun. 

If you were to ask Mr. Irvin what 
spells success today the answer would 
be. have something to sell to your em- 
ployer, sell yourself, obtain a better 
education in your industry, stand out 
from the crowd and you'll have a 
chance to be found. 

Written by E. F. Werner. 1611 
West Lewis St.. San Diego. Calif. 

Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Rosso are re- 
ceiving congratulations on the birth of 
a daughter, born February 12. Those 
of us who came from Buffalo will re- 
member Mrs. Rosso as our former 
"hello girl." Tony has been connected 
with the Air Corps for a number of 
years, having transferred from Buffalo 
to San Diego in 193 5 with CONSOL- 
IDATED. Upon completion of the 
PB-2A contract, he was transferred 
to the plant of North American Avia- 
tion, where he is now stationed. Too 
bad the Army doesn't employ the fair 
sex on their inspection force, Tony. 

Paul Kniep Tank Dept. (newly- 
wed) has a five-year plan, let's hope 
there are no slip-ups. Frenchie. 

By the way — what ever happened 
to Lola? Come clean, somebody. 


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The monorail System 

THE cartoonist in the February is- 
sue of CONSOLIDATOR at- 
tempted to burlesque the new Mono- 
rail system, calling it "The New 
Toy" with Tommy Butterfield ever 
ready to hang his rejection tag on it. 
But since the artist made a so much 
better picture of the Monorail, trolley 
and rope hoist, than he did of the 
PBY hull, it is easy to forgive him 
for his burst of wit. 

Our old Monorail system, which 
was confined to the Hull and Wing 
Departments, was made up of three 
sizes and two types of rail; the trolleys 
used on one rail would not fit on the 
other, so they could not be combined 
or connected by switches. Each sec- 
tion was barely strong enough for the 
work it had to do. Because of these 
limitations, the old equipment was 
abandoned. Some of it will be used in 
the Paint Storage building for stacking 
the barrels or drums of paint. A part 
of it. which was formerly over the 
hulls, may be used as temporary equip- 
ment in the Experimental building. 

Almost everything has its limita- 
tions. The transportation of materials 
is no exception. When moving ma- 
terials with conveyances on the floor, 
the principal limiting factor is the 
aisle space available for that purpose. 
The advantage of this method is that 
material may be moved from or to 
any place in or out of the buildings 
so long as they are connected by suf- 
ficient aisle space. With this method 
the article being moved has to be 

By Frank J. Learman 

Asst. Plant Engineer 

lifted only high enough to place it 
on or off of the conveyance. 

Monorail transportation is limited 
to receiving and delivering loads to a 
very narrow strip directly under the 
rail. A disadvantage is that all loads 
must be hoisted much higher than is 
necessary to place a load on a floor 
conveyance. The advantages of this 
method are that when the load is 
hoisted, and especially so when the 
load is a large or long object, it may 
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space, to any point on the Monorail 
system. With this method the material 
being transported, may be left hanging 
in storage until the department to 
which it is being delivered is ready to 
lower it to the floor for its operations. 
The load moves easier and faster on 
Monorail than it does on floor con- 
veyances. All large and heavy assem- 
blies can be handled best on the 
Monorail. It seems safe to assume that 
the large assembly fixtures, like the 
stabilizer for instance, will be relocated 
near the Monorail or the Monorail ex- 
tended to the point of assembly. 

There probably always will be 
some things that, because of the limi- 
tations of both the Monorail and floor 
transportation methods, we will ar- 
range to handle partly by both meth- 
ods, just as we now handle the center 
section of the wing, 

A sheet truck is now being built 
which will travel on the floor and on 
the Monorail. Its specific purpose is to 
deliver sheets to and from the second 
floor of the Finished Parts Stockroom. 
In the Paint Shop the Monorail is a 
winner. There are 20 tracks running 
the whole length of the Paint Shop 
converging at each end to a twenty- 
foot circle, where a twenty-foot switch 
transfers the material to any track 
desired. There is also a full set of 
switches connecting all of the tracks 
at their mid-length. There are two 
hundred rope hoists suspended from 
trolleys on which, with various gad- 
gets, Benny Leonard and his crew 
hang all of the painted parts, large 
and small, and hoist them up out 
of the way to dry. The Paint Shop 
now resembles a chandelier store where 
all of their wares are suspended from 
the ceiling. 

In the Final Assembly where the 
Monorail is used for putting the wings 
and engines on the boats, it has been 
found to be very satisfactory, A short 
extension of the Monorail to run to 
the engine assembly fixtures will soon 
be erected in this department. At the 
time of writing this, there is being 
tried out in Final Assembly, an Inger- 
soll-Rand Air Hoist of two-ton ca- 
pacity, which, if satisfactory, will also 
be supplied to the Hull and Wing De- 
partments to eliminate that hard job 
of chain tackle hoisting of the hull 
and wings. 

The storing of boxed sheets on end 
in the warehouse would not be pos- 
sible without the Monorail. 

The Monorail system is a new tool 
which has been provided for our use. 
and like most new tools, the more wc 
learn about them, the more uses we 
find for them. 

Our new Monorail system, supplied 
by the American Monorail Company 


March, 1937 

of Cleveland, Ohio, is the latest de- 
velopment in that type of material 
handling equipment. The rail is sim- 
ilar to a twelve-inch eye beam in form, 
except that the flange is not tapered on 
the inside: it is flat and parallel with 
the outside of the flange. This elimi- 
nates the spreading force in the trol- 
leys which is found when structural 
eye beams are used for track. 

The rail is rolled from a special 
tough alloy steel and capped with a 
ten-inch channel to give it lateral stiff- 
ness on our long spans. The capacity 
of the rail is 2500 pounds concentrated 
on a four-wheel trolley or 5000 
pounds on two four-wheel trolleys 
separated by a load bar six feet long. 
We have three hundred 1000-pound 
twelve 3000-pound and six 5000- 
pound trolleys, all of which have 
hard-faced wheels with radial ball- 
bearings and ball-thrust bearings on 
the swivel hooks. All switches and 
other points where the rail is opened, 

arc provided with safety interlocking 
devices to prevent the trolleys from 
moving over a joint until it has been 
securely locked in place. The system is 
new and in some spots slightly stiff, 
but that will work out with use. 

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Now, boys, if you're still able to 
read after looking over the above 
contraption, pull your ribs together 
and we'll tell you all about good old 
King Tut's bomber pictured above and 
how its details became known to mod- 
ern civilization. 

The story all started over a "White 
Horse" or was it that dapper "Johnny 
Walker? " Anyway, during the course 
of "introductions," Prof. Archbold, 
of the American Museum of Natural 
History, who is about to be the 
proud possessor of an especially built 
PBY boat, asked Commander Chourre 
of the U. S. Navy Inspection, whose 
pet hobby is tracing the design and 
history of early flying machines, to 
tell him when the first really efficient 
airplane was ever used in bombing 

The Commander leaned back in his 
chair, folded his hands over his brow 
and proceeded to take several long, 
deep breaths. The professor attributing 
this show of serious thinking to the 
fact that maybe he was two or three 
"up on him" reached for the old 
"demijohn" and proceeded to catch 

Suddenly the Commander started 
going through some personal effects. 
Jumping up he carried a look of com- 
plete assurance that he had the an- 
swer to the question. 

"Several years ago," he stated, "we 
were compiling a history of military 
aircraft and we have traced the history 
of practically every service airplane 
ever built. Along about 1912 * * " 
And then his companion gently, but 
firmly, interrupted him. 

"Commander," he explained, "you 
are all wrong, Yessir, all wrong. How 
about another?" 

"I know. Professor, that you have 
scratched the surface of the earth from 
Tahiti to Timbuctoo so tell me, is 
there a flying era we moderns do not 
know?", the Commander eagerly in- 

"Yes there is," Archbold firmly 
stated. "Now, several years ago, dur- 
ing one of my Egyptian expeditions, 
a native sold us a piece of parchment 
covered with drawings and hiero- 
glyphics which, upon translating, 
proved to be a description of King 
Tut's Battle Plane." 

"King Tut's Battle Plane?" the 
Commander inquired, "Why Arch- 
bold, come clean." 

"Yes, really, he had a plane the 
continued use of which kept the early 
camel punchers in line with a mini- 
mum of effort and no small amount of 
good, clean fun. " 

"Tell me more, " the Commander 
requested as he extracted another cork. 

"Well," stated Archbold, setting 
down his glass, "They had their prob- 
lems just as you have today and. in 
most cases, it was getting sufficient 
power to carry the required load of 
bombs and equipment. King Tut's 
agents had plenty of trouble putting 
the finger on suitable power plants. 
Once found, the King's accelerator 
technique was all that was needed to 
keep the boy going in an attempt to 
save his neck." 

"The armament problem was a 
case of getting proper coordination be- 
tween all parties concerned and al- 
though drift, altitude and airspeed 
weren't taken into consideration, any 
movement of the tallow indicator' 
was very effective and very few signals 
were ever 'crossed.' 

"Now, in the case of maneuvering 
* * *" Looking up he noticed the 
Commander was fast asleep. Finishing 
the bottle, he rolled over and did the 
same — and so must I! 







March, 1937 


Hiram Plouuboy 

• • 

Dear Hiram: 

Serprized isn't no word for what 
my feelin's was when I walked down 
at the old red mail box and seen yore 
letter. Emagine you thinkin of me 
when yore cleer off ther in California. 
Especially when you shore must no 
jist lots of them perty city gals by 

It jist tickled me pink when I red 
about yore new job. I had a hankerin, 
honey, that you wood get some nifty 
job if you give them city fokes a haf 
a chanc to see how smart you was. 

You sed in yore letter that you thot 
the man was laffin at you. Hiram, that 
jist shows how you alwaz jump at 
concluzons. I bet you was so hansom 
in yore store soot he was jellus. 

Unkle Zeb says if youre boss finds 
out that feller lets all the boys wait 
till 7:30 to cum to werk that he'd 
shore land him out on his ear fore he 
could say skat. 

We're havin our cherch soshial nex 
Wednesday nite. You no I have been 
savin all my egg money for a new 
dress and I got $3.87. You can't gess 
what I'm goin to do, I bet. There's 
an awful perty blue dress down in the 
store winder with a sine on it somthin 
about Paris and on account of you 
alwaz likt blue so much I'm going to 
by it for my Sunday dress and ware it 
to the soshial. 

Hiram, I'm awful sorry about yore 
red flannels. You'll haf to by you some 
mor becoz we thot you woodn't be 
needin them in California an you re- 
member old gramma Pelican? Well 
she didn't hev no brite peeses so we 
give them to her an she put them in 
her crazy quilt. 

Lan sakes, it's time for me to send 
Shep after the cows so I better hustle. 
O, I most forgot bout the red heffer. 
She aint caffed yet but I don't think 

it will be long now. I was thinkin so 
bout you I lost count. 

Pleez rite soon and don't forget to 
put on your rubbers when its wet. 
Your sweety, 


Dear Elmira: 

Wuz shore glad to get yore letter. 
You tawk about these here city gals — 
shux, you ain't got no worry comin. 
What with their faces all painted up 
and all, youre twise as perty as any 
of em. Besides, from what the boys 
sez, there aint much soshial goins on 
around here until the fleet leaves, 

But I want to tell you all about 
the plant here ware I werk. It's about 
three stone throws and a couple of 
wagon tungs long and wood say 
about two stonesthrows or mebbe less 
wide. It's shore a sizable place. The 
first 4 days I werked thare I durn nere 
wore my legs off looking for some cor- 
rugated paint to paint some corrugated 
iron with. They tole me that while I 
wuz lookin, to hunt for a rivet 
stretcher, too. I finelly asked a feller 
ware I might find what I wuz lookin 
for, and you should have seen his face. 
He looked like he didn't no whether 
to get mad or laff. They tole me later 
this feller's name was Kelley, or some- 
thing like that. Anyways, he sent 
me back to the paint shop ware I werk, 
but nobuddy's found that corrugated 
paint yet. 

I hev run into a little difficulty here 
lately. It seems I can't use nothin but 
a kind of silver colored eatin' terbaccer 
so that it will harmonize with the ser- 
roundins, and I haven't been able to 
find out where they buy it. Sum of 
these boys are perty durned goot spit- 
ters, though. I saw one feller today 
spit around two hulls and over a 

wing buck and hit a spitoon ded 
center. He only had 2 plugs of ter- 
baccer in his mouth when he did it, 

Oppertunity is shore in abundance 
out here in Californy. They have nite 
school and everything. I went to nite 
skool for a couple of nitcs, but I giv 
it up. The ediccational sistem is the 
same as whut it wuz when I wuz tryin 
to get out of the 3rd grade back home. 
First they tole me that 4 and 4 wuz 8 
and then they terned right round and 
tole me that 5 and 3 wuz 8. That's 
when I quit. They'd probably be teUin 
me that 6 and 2 was 8 next. They get 
mixed up sumpin turrible. 

Things get kinda mixt up at the 
plant sumtimes, too. The other day a 
big Navy bombin plane wuz sent to 
the Navy with some little Fleet airy- 
plane wings on it. Some gimlet-eyed 
Navy inspector noticed it, though, and 
had the plane sent back to trade wings. 

It is vurry interestin to watch them 
put the planes together. They nale 
them together with harness rivets 
pounded in with a doodad called a 
rivet gun. The first time I heard one of 
them rivet guns I dove into the heat 
treat tank, to hide, thinkin it was Lem 
Harris on a toot, shootin up the town 
with that new fangled automatic 
shootin iron he's got. The water in 
that tank wuz dern nere as hot as 
sum of that corn likker back home. 

There goes the whistle, I gotta go 
punch my clock and go home. Rite 
me all the nues and dont forget to let 
me know about the red heffer. 
Your sweetheart, 


The boys are kicking this around: 
An inspector, checking a job, asked 
the man who made it about a certain 

The man took his trusty rule, laid 
it on the flange and said seriously, 
"Well, it's five-eights, and about, one, 
two, three full thirty-seconds, and a 
little one ? ? ?" 


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..Tonauianda Reunion 

FRIDAY evening, February 19th, 
was a memorable event for the 
Tonawanda Club in their session at 
Strobel's Bavarian Gardens. A record 
crowd turned out for the occasion and 
the evening's program will long be re- 

The opening duet by Roeckel and 
Theus "Du Du Liegst Meir im 
Herzen" was given a great ovation. 
Quartet led by Jim Patten. Solo "The 
Little Brown Jug," and muscle dances 
by Harold Poerscke, and then the su- 
preme moment arrived — The Tona- 
wanda Theme Song, as composed by 
Jack Whitman, was introduced for 
the first time in California. The dem- 
onstration at the conclusion of this 
number can best be described by Jim 
Steves, who happened to be entertain- 
ing a mortuary operators convention 
in the gardens. 

Some plain and fancy shooting was 
staged by some of the Rifle Club, 
which was greeted by the Bronx cheer- 
ing section. 

"One or two lumps of sugar?" 
asked Gertrude the stein-carrying wait- 
ress. "Two and a pencil, please," said 
Charley Tailer, "a man must not neg- 
lect his golf, especially at a Tona- 
wanda reunion," and the boys went 
into a huddle. 

At four bells, lights out and all 
were homeward bound, but not until 
a committee was appointed for the 
first annual Tonawanda Rodeo, which 
will be staged in the near future. 

Dear Editor: 

The officers and members of the 
Scottish Social Club have requested 
their press agent to write the editor 
of the CONSOLIDATOR this letter 
as a complimentary tribute to those of 
the personnel and employees formerly 
from Buffalo, New York, and other 
parts of the east who have become 
members of the Club, also their friends 
who received a welcome and who now 
enjoy the privileges and entertainments 
in the clubhouse at 949 Ninth Avenue. 

The President is Ebcnczer Grosset, 
from Portabello, a prominent Mason, 
and who has two sons who are em- 
ployed by the CONSOLIDATED. 
The Vice-President and floor manager, 
newly elected, is James Eaton of the 
CONSOLIDATED, formerly from 
Arbroath: his repertoire of Scottish 
songs is appreciated and Jamie's smile 
and cheerful disposition is an inspira- 
tion. Another employee, elected Trus- 
tee, is William Milton, from Banff- 
shire, and who is a noted violinist. 

The Bufi'alo men of the CONSOL- 

with their wives, have joined or vis- 
ited the club are Herbert Ezard, Elmer 
Gahlback, John Doig, William Mil- 
ton, George MacLean, Frank Morse, 
James Iseman, Benny Keigle, Paul 
Shrent, Art Duncan, Ed Rimmer, 
John Strachan, Harry Birse, Bob 
Brabbon, John Marshall, John 
Woodhead, Andy Mitchelson, James 
Eaton, Campbell Murray, and others. 
"Scotty" Doig. 

lUamen Ulith Ruiation 

On March 16th at 1 :30 p. m.. the 
House of Hospitality in Balboa Park 
will be the scene of the first social 
function of the San Diego Unit of 
the Women's National Aeronautical 
Association. A Bridge Tea will be 
given to raise funds for this organiza- 
tion to cooperate with the 99's (an 
organization of licensed women 
pilots) in creating a scholarship fund 
for women pilots. There will be door 
and table prizes, and an attractive tea 
served at 4:00 p.m. To the women 
who have aviation interests and their 
friends a cordial invitation is extended. 
Tickets may be purchased through 
any of the Unit members, or through 
Miss Helen Walker (phone Hillcrest 
1931-W) or at the door the day of 
the tea. 

Seems as tho the law of supply 
and demand works out pretty well ex- 
cept in the matter of parking space. 

The human brain is the most won- 
derful of all organs. It begins to work 
the minute we get up and keeps on 
functioning until some of us start 
courting a girl or girls. Now the deli- 
cate brain cells have no more to say 
when it comes to parking. 

No. 2538. 

"lUing Loading" 

George Shivas. Henry Wolf. Stan- 
ley Smith. Fred Fichter. Ken Bruning, 
all of the day shift and Arthur Bruce 
of the night gang, have gotten into the 
habit of a weekly swim. Every Sun- 
day this gang of "Casey" boys can 
be found splashing up the water at 
Warner's Hot Springs. You can take 
their word for it that Warner's (no 
adv.) is an ideal swimming hole. 

The "Casey boys " refers to the 
large group of fellows in the plant 
who arc graduates of Casey Jones 
School of Aeronautics, away back 
yonder in Newark, New Jersey. There 
arc dose to forty of them scattered 
throughout the plant and everyone 
holds that good old A. &S E. tag from 
the D. of C. (how about a rebate for 
that. Casey?)- 

March, 1937 


Jerry Swartz, Inspection Clerk, 
spends all his spare hours building 
solid scale models of airplanes. 

His detail work on these models is 
next to perfect and he has never had 
any trouble disposing of his finished 

At this time he is building a gas 
driven model and should have it in 
the air soon. 

Look him up on your next trip 
thru La Mesa and prepare yourself for 
a real thrill for this boy's models are 
something to sec. 

"Bud" Buffat. our hustling mail 
department head has about as wide a 
selection of hobbies to ride as any 6 
boys we've ever heard of. With his 
registered wire-haired terrier "Smokey 
Ken" you can find him fishing during 
spells of "fairer" weather and he'll be 
using a beautiful set of tackle, every 
piece of which he made up himself. 

At home he has his own workshop 
and has turned out lamps, tile top 
coffee table, smoke stands and end 

To fill in his spare moments he 
does a little gardening and plays tennis 
and baseball, that is when he isn't 
putting miles behind him in his new 
"Chevy". He does all his own repairs 
as well as keeping all the neighbors' 
cars running. 

A busy boy we'd say. 

Pictured below are the "Charming 
Craig Clarks" whose pet hobby seems 
to be "the Charming Craig Clarks." 

You can find these "love birds" 
running around loose most any week- 
end and how they do it we can't figure 
in view of the fact that they will cele- 
brate a wedding anniversary next 
month. Maybe that Mt. Helix wed- 
ding has something to do with it. 
Why don't you kids come down to 
earth and fight like regular folks. 

Although interested primarily in 
experiments of ultra high frequencies 
and the effects of these frequencies on 
both metals and chemical compounds 
including bacteria, Lewis E. Massie 

(No. 7028) finds time to do con- 
siderable model building. Most of 
the model work consists of small gas 
and steam engines, also scale model 
ships and planes. 

These pictures show two views of 
the small shop in Lewis' garage. One 
view is of the metal lathe and wood- 
working equipment and the other is 
the electric bench with a setup of three 
oscillators, 5-8-1 2 meters, with meters 
and microscope. Lewis says that the 
shop brings in enough money through 
the sale of diathermy equipment to 
meet overhead and purchase new tools. 

What's your hobby? 

If it is firearms, see Clark, Richards, 
or Crouch of Tool Room. They arc 
experts and know guns. 

The arrival of Mrs. Katherine Sead- 
erquest, mother of Conrad (Sheet 
Metal) and Walter Seaderquest, is 
expected Saturday. March 6th, from 
Buffalo, N. Y. Mrs. Seaderquest in- 
tends to pay an extended visit to her 
two sons who reside in San Diego. 
This is Mrs. Seaderquest's first trip to 
California, and her two sons expect 
to show her all the sights of Southern 
California. Conrad cordially invites 
all friends to call on his mother and 


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n nisTom buih job; 

men who do, and have done things 
of unusual and constructive note 
seems never to end, for now it comes 
to light that Norman Veiand, ener- 
getic Experimental contact man com- 
pleted in June of '35, a super stream- 
lined automobile of unusual design 
and originality. And this, largely by 
the use of only a hammer and sandbag 
for the attaining of its smooth con- 
tours. Veiand, besides filling his days 
lending his efforts to the Experimental 
department in his capacity as contact 
man, four nights a week additionally 
aids a group of approximately 200 
ambitious CONSOLIDATED men 
enrolled in his evening high school 
classes in layout and sheet metal work. 
The streamlined auto was built 
around a Chrysler 66 chassis and 
motor for Allyn Streur of Los Angeles 
and seats five persons. It is really 
streamlined for it not only boasts in 

its all dural construction a solid "turret 
top", but an inverted turret top on 
the bottom, thus additionally aiding 
it to slice its way thru the air at a 
speed which has been estimated at 100 
miles per hour. The streamlined pants 
as shown in the snapshot are faired 
into the body or fuselage. The motor 
is in the rear while the driver and his 
controls are all located in front on 
the left. Four months of patient work 
were required in fashioning and fitting 
the various body parts. There are two 
seats in front and a seat of generous 
proportions seating three in the rear. 
Ample vision is provided thru means 
of pyralin windows. The radiators, 
for there are two of them, are on 
either side in the rear and the exhaust 
is out back. Carrying the plan of 
streamlining even to aid at high speeds, 
a fin is built into the design to give 
dynamic stability. 

UlBdding Bells on our Birthday 

We wonder if Harry Campbell our 
Chief Electrical Engineer had that in 
mind when his betrothal to Miss Alice 
M. Gurtler of La Jolla was announced 
for September. 

Whether or no, Harry, we extend 
our hearty congratulations to you 

"Lang may yer lum reck and ycr 
pat bile," Scotty. 


Lieut. W. R. Robertson. 33d Pur- 
suit Squadron Langley Field, Va., 
airplane up to 39,200 feet and re- 
mained at that altitude for approxi- 
mately 20 minutes. 

— Air Corps News Letter. 


Paging Jack Frye I 

"We visit CONSOLIDATED" is 
the title of a story appearing in the 
February issue of the Skylincr 
T.W.A. House Organ. Yc Editor 
would gladly reciprocate with T.\\^ 
A.'s story if T.W.A. will furnish the 


Bill Jensen from Surfaces to Ex- 
perimental Department. 

Al Marinick from Parts Inspection 
Crib to Machine Shop Inspection. 

"Joggle" McCunc from Bulkheads 
to Experimental. 

The boys all hate to leave their old 
playmates but are enjoying their new 

March, 1937 


night IJJings 

BOB "Cheerio" Hague is in the 
Mercy Hospital recovering from 
an apendectomy. Bob was stricken 
on the job. Says he knows how the 
ladies feel on these last minute auto 
races with the stork. 

Mel Kruger proved himself to be 
excellent material for the Olympic 
Diving team. He staged an exhibition 
performance recently and the form, 
timing and originality of his combi- 
nation jack-knife, half gainerd and 
cannon-ball, executed from the run- 
ning board of his car to the center of 
the parking lot "Frog Pond" was 
beautiful to watch. 

John Bananas Guthormsen recent- 
ly loaned his car to a local gin mill 
butterfly who wanted to run home 
and see if mother was feeling better. 
Where the car went he knew not. 
Long, long afterwards in a lot he 
found his chariot not safe and sound 
but with all four tires flat on the 
ground and of accessories bare. 

Alvin Stratton, keeper of the spar 
rivet boxes, insists the company should 
send him to a boxing school and fur- 
nish him with a catcher's mask and 
football helmet and baseball bat in 
order that he carry out his job to the 
utmost efficiency. 

Casey Jones recently bet Rajah Gib- 
son "The King of Siam" that he could 
put a pool ball in his mouth. Casey 
won but he was unable to come to 
work the next day. He couldn't get 
it out. No. 4337. 

"Butch" Robbins (No. 1548) 
was transferred to the Experimental 
Department February 17th to work 
under Earnie Hodgson. He says he likes 
his job and is doing fine. Keep up the 
good work. Butch! 

Eddie Jones, the dyed-in-the-wool 
bachelor, is having some fun these 
days kidding Frankie Fields about his 
approaching "I do" picnic. It appears 
that poor Fields doesn't get much of 
a chance to offset Jones' continual rib- 
bing. Never mind, Frankie. Jonesy is 
pretty close to the brink himself. Did 
you know that while Jones and I 
were in Buffalo at Christmas-time he 
spent a great deal of time with a cer- 
tain young lady.? Confidentially 
Frankie, it will be Jones in June. 

No. 1953. 

Struts and Putts 

MICKEY "La Dee Da" Burleigh 
was seen playing golf at Presidio 
Hills on a certain Sunday morning. I 
wonder if Mickey would tell us why 
they let chickens run around the fair- 
ways. Or was that one of the nearby 
yards Mickey was looking for the 
little pullet, I mean "pellet" in? 

Al McLean, the lead man in the 
Argentine crib, does not like to have 
anyone discuss the subject of "hats" 
in his presence. By the way Al, don't 
you think that it is a little late in the 
season for umbrellas? 

Tom Hart was seen at a certain 
Sorority dance at the Thursday club 
with a very nice-looking partner. How 
about an introduction, 'Tom? 

The Wing Department seems to 
have the pick of the pugilists with 
"Honey" McLean, "La Dee Da" 
Burleigh, "Coffee Nerves" Bohley, 
and Art "Toady" Duncan heading 
the list. These four, and others not 
known to the writer, could headline 
an old-fashioned smoker. What do 
you say fellows!' 

should look up a certain crooner in the 
Wing Department for use as a vocalist. 
Fred Boyle, stringer extraordinary, 
would gladly help in the search. 

A certain Oldsmobile convertible 
coupe seems to have a very good "pick- 
up". The owner must have got the 
horns on the radiator from "Tex" 
Kelly. How' about it Eddie? 

Hats off this week to Miss Grace 
Holmes in the Personnel Department. 
Grace made a host of friends in the role 
of receptionist at the Exposition and 
her charming manners and efficiency 
are well known to all who have come 
in contact with her here and on the 

Ho hum, I wonder if Mickey will 
ever SOLO? 

Ted Laven, 463 1. 



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turned out twenty-eight strong 
and played for the Basketball games 
at the State Teachers' College on 
Wednesday, March 3. 1937, making 
its First Public Appearance. (On rather 
short notice.) 

Playing a few Marches between the 
halves and between games, the boys 
pepped up the evening for everyone. 
Players and spectators alike, have re- 
ceived many compliments on both the 
size of the band and the quality of 
the music. 

An orchid to our leader, Charlie 
Sproul, No. 7159 in Final Assembly, 
for turning out such a good band af- 
ter so few rehearsals. Charlie has 
really put in some hard work and 
many hours of his time and is to be 
congratulated for the success of the 

The Band is growing steadily and 
we soon hope to reach our goal of 
seventy-five members. Starting with 
fifteen at the first rehearsal it has 
grown to over forty active members. 
We also have about twenty-five in- 
active or prospective members. There 
have been about twenty-five men who 
have turned in their names as desiring 
to join, but so far, have not put in a 
personal appearance. If all of the men 
who have shown an interest in join- 
ing the band would come out we 
would have over seventy members. 
Come on all of you fellows, who play 
an instrument or have played! Come 
down to Thearles Music Company! 
7:00 p.m. every Thursday evening. 
Join the fun ! At present we are in need 
of clarinets, basses, drums, altos, 


trumpets, in fact, we can use anything, 
even down to the lowly bazooka! 

The Band can hardly be expected to 
turn out for every Athletic Contest as 
there are several weekly: however, we 
do hope to turn out for the more im- 
portant games and auspicious occa- 

At present we are planning to play 
some noon hour at the factory. It will 
probably be before this even comes off 
the press! 

The Orchestra, so far, is just a 
group of the more active members of 
the band who wish to rehearse twice a 
week instead of once. Its membership 
is unlimited and all one has to do to 
join, is to come down to Fender and 
Herzoff Music Company every Tues- 
day evening at 7:00 p.m. 

Major Fleet is behind our or- 
ganization lOO'o and has promised 
us $100 to start our Music Library. 
He wants a First Rate Band or none 
at all. A First Rate Band he shall have! 
In fact, we have one now! 

Let's go, all of you musicians! The 
time: Every Thursday evening. 7:00 
p.m. Place: Thcarle's Music Com- 
pany, 640 Broadway. Be there! 

J. S.Curtis, 5033, Hull, 
Secretary of Band and Orch. 

Papa: "I think I'll go downstairs 
and send Nancy's young man home." 

Mama: "Now, Elmer, remember 
the way we used to court." 

Papa: "I hadn't thought of that. 
I know damned well I'd better go 
down and send him home." 

The Kenosha (Wis. pop. 341 > Ap- 
ple Knockers composed of CONSOL- 
IDATED •Hullers" and featuring 
"Schoolboy " Reese. Webb Thomey 
and his "Picola Pigs Sextet " are prac- 
ticing hard every evening and if you 
don't believe what we tell you call up 
their neighbors out Ocean Beach way. 

Several landlords have entered com- 
plaints and rents are being lowered 
each day. 

The boys feel that if bowlers, 
golfers and basketballers can have 
leagues why shouldn't bands so they 
challenge any other department which 
can boast of a band to meet them at 
twenty paces or whatever they use in 
that sort of thing. 

The use of "Hiacynth " has raised 
some question about cruelty to ani- 
mals but Ben Vodnick feels you 
couldn't be cruel enough to that 
"mule". He had to train her. 

"10 Forty." 

Spring Dance Hpril 10th nt 
mission Beacli Bailroam 

RIGHT now make a red mark on 
your calendar for April 10th. 
It's the date of CONSOLIDATED'S 
first big dance of the season. And who 
wants to miss THAT! 

Remember the dance we had last 
December? Well, this one is going to 
be even better. Joe Braun. Bill Bowlen. 
Herb Allison and Eddie Caldwell are 
the Committee, with Don Frye as 
Chairman and the tentative program 
they have outlined includes music by 
a darn good orchestra, door prizes and 
a lot of surprise features to go along 
with the dancing. 

As usual, admission is free to CON- 
SOLIDATED employees and their 

All in all. it's something you want 
to be sure to attend. 

April 10th — Mission Beach Ball- 

Some Club 

A club within a club has been 
formed by members of the San Diego 
Club who are employees at CONSOL- 
IDATED. This club is a non-dues 
paying organization to promote 
athletic games and enable members 
to find partners and competitors for 
sports in which they arc interested. 

Further information on this new or- 
ganization may be obtained from the 
San Diego Club or from Al Abels, 
president of the club within a club. 

A lot of auto wrecks result from 
the driver hugging the wrong curve. 


Why does Hank Golem call the In- 
spectors "little robins.''" What hap- 
pened to the cartoonist that was send- 
ing such fine work thru.' 


March, 1937 


Drama at the Ice 

BOK, or Cactus -lacB 
Elmer Riuets Hgain 


loud and angry like: "You got 
those rivets yet?" 

"What rivets," drawls his assistant 
emerging for a time from the fog. At 
this Rivette tears his hair and lets his 
helper have it with both barrels to- 
wit: "Look, you dumb lug. Concen- 
trate. Whip over to the ice box and 
ask the rivet boy for some 3/32x5/32 
flat heads. And make it snappy." 

Two hours pass while Elmer Q. 
tries to explain to the lead man just 
why he is standing around with his 
teeth in his mouth doing nothing. 
Finally the helper returns and Rivette, 
foaming at the mouth and waving 
his arms wildly, mutters in a choked 
voice, "Load 'em in you very poor 
imitation of a crippled snail, and have 
your bar squarely on the head or 
else ..." 

Elmer and Co. work till noon with 
gun and bar. When the noise dies 
down Elmer smiles because he knows 
full well that he has broken all exist- 
ing records for speed rivetting. Elmer 
beams at his helper and proceeds to 
call the lead man and numerous col- 
leagues together to show how quality 
need not be sacrificed to speed. All look 
on amazed. The company circles the 
piece to congratulate bucker. Rivette 
utters piercing scream and slumps to 
the floor. 

His helper has put washers under 
the heads of every rivet. 

Miss Helen Hastings Renison, 
weight seven pounds, made her debut 
into the world at Mercy Hospital, on 
January 13, 1937. She is the pride 
and joy of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
William H. Renison, Jr., and her 
brother, William H. Renison, IIL 
aged four. Papa Bill, CONSOLL 
DATED'S able Cost Estimator, failed 
to live up to his reputation as a prog- 
nosticator when he predicted the new- 
comer would be a boy. Despite this 
error, however, he seems to be bearing 
up remarkably well and his frequent 
references to "My daughter — " or 
"My son — ", would lead one to be- 
lieve that he is very happy with his 
family! Late, but nevertheless sincere, 
the CONSOLIDATOR extends con- 
gratulations to Bill and Mrs, Renison. 

In Our REflectlons 

How many of us have given a small 
amount of time and reflection to our 

No doubt, most of us see reflections 
in the other fellow's job and think, 
"What a Lucky fellow." The grass on 
the other side of the fence is the 

In the morning, this fellow starts 
out. Full of hope — the factory whistle 
blows — fellows with full lunch pails 
running here and there — and produc- 
tion's wheels turning, but not for him. 

To his family he returns, his drag- 
ging footsteps are heard clearly, indi- 
cating another fruitless and jobless 
day. As much as they dislike it, his 
family's heartfelt actions are shown. 

Time goes on! The jobless man 
loses faith, his morale is gone, — he 
feels the niche in the working world 
rightfully belongs to him, it has been 
filled by someone else. 

Let us look at our job, in our re- 
flection! Hear the morning whistle 
call to us. We've work to do; with 
peace of mind; regular pay; clothes; 
food; shelter; opportunities; and holi- 
day occasions. Well, we've earned our 
sleep ! 

Our jobs are taken as granted. We 
fail to see how it would be not to have 
our jobs. Now, is the time to reflect 
and appreciate our jobs. See your re- 
flection as others see it. 

W. C. Gilchrist, 808. 

San Diego traffic cop, bawling out 
an unassuming lady motorist: 

"Don't you know what I mean 
when I hold up my hand?" 

She, meekly: "I ought to. I have 
been a school teacher for 25 years." 


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Fruits and Vegetables 
Imported and Domestic Groceries 
Imported and Domestic Liquors 

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We solicit 30-day accounts. Just see Mr. Hughes 

This market still fills an important place in the 

needs of San Diego homes. 

Our consistent customers are enabled to save on 

their Monthly Food Budget and still obtain the 

best foods to be bought anywhere. 

Prove this statement by comparing our shelf prices. 

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Terms to meet the 
requirements of each 
individual family . . . 

Pickwick Hotel 

EARL A. NELSON, Manager 

Coffee Shop and Cocktail Room 

Drive in Basement Garage 

Fireproof Building 

Every Room with Bath 
Near Everything 

Monthly Rates 
$35.00 and up 

Broadway, First and Front, San Diego, California 
Phone, F. 1141 

Upward to 350% Increase in 

Graduates International Correspon- 
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and in some instances much more. 
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Call at District Office Telephone 

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BeliEUE It Or Hot! 

CONSOLIDATEDs Experiment- 
al force boasts a "Believe it or 
not" man, who, among his other ac- 
complishments, has the unusual dis- 
tinction of having made Ripley's fa- 
mous syndicated feature by stretching 
a penny into a teakettle. This would 

I lead one to believe he had Scotch an- 
cestry, but since his name was orig- 
inally spelled, in the country of his 
birth, Heinrich Schmitz, Germany is 
the more likely, and Germany it was. 
Henry Schmitz was born in Elberfeld 
and it was here he learned his trade 
of metalsmithing, which has largely 
been his vocation and apparently al- 
ways his hobby. The teakettle which 
Henry carefully made from a single 
Lincoln penny was made with tools 
of his own fashioning and the patient 
laboring of some 85 hours of work. 
The teakettle is complete, seamless, 
workable in every detail, and just as 
a sign of his exceptional skill, he left 
the complete head of Lincoln intact on 
the bottom! He has fashioned three 
other pieces from Lincoln pennies, 
leaving the head unchanged in each in- 
stance. These are a ring, a flagon and 
a punch bowl. To go with the punch 
bowl he even fashioned a minute 
spoon in exact proportion for the 

Mr. Schmitz was for 14 years a 
foreman with the Hans-Lloyd Auto- 
mobile factory in Germany, in charge 
of metal, tube bending, body and 


welding work, then for 7 years he was 
in business for himself, specializing in 
copper and aluminum for chemical 
factories, breweries, paper factories, 
sugar refineries, etc.. making special 
stills and similar equipment. Only as 
recently as 1928 did he come to this 
country, finding employment with the 
Chance Voight of Long Island in air- 
plane metal work and later with the 
Ed Cairns aircraft factory of Connect- 
icut, In this he spent approximately 
six years. He was in business for him- 
self again for a time doing automo- 
tive body work and special copper and 
aluminum work for perfumery man- 
ufacture, etc. Then he was secured to 
work in the experimental department 
of Chance Voight at metal work and 
welding. It was last Mav he came to 
San Dicgo and CONSOLIDATED, 
starting in the sheet metal department 
and later was transferred to the Ex- 
perimental where he is leadman of the 
metal bumping. 

Mr. Henry Schmitz has spent many 
years in perfecting his skill and adding 
to his craftsmanship in metalsmith- 
ing, a few examples of which Otto 
Menge has photographed for repro- 
duction here, giving some idea of his 
artistry, but to fully appreciate the 
miniature pieces it is necessary to actu- 
ally see them. 

Earl Woolsey (No. 1249) and 
Miss Thelma Backstrom were united 
in marriage at the First Baptist church 
4:30 p. m. on St. \'alcntine"s Day. 
A reception was held immediately af- 
terwards for close friends and relatives 
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Einar 
Juel, 18 29 Sunset Blvd. Mr. and Mrs. 
Woolsey are now at home at 3068 
Ivy St. 

Earl wishes to thank all those in 
Earnie Hodgson's group. Tool Room 
and Pattern Shop, for the beautiful 
lamp. Bob Abels. 


March, 1937 


. . . Team Ulork 

Three men on a Railway and Sup- 
ply Company's ball team were going 
home. The age-old debate of "who 
produces the value" was on. Matt, a 
factory hand, started it. "Where 
would you two men be if we workers 
weren't producing the goods? Yet 
we get only the short end of it." "I 
wish I had your nerve," said Dan, the 
star salesman. "Your air brake is 
worthless when you've finished it. It 
merely takes up space in the stock- 
room, earning nothing until it is sold. 
I'm the one who exchanges your air 
brake for the dollars with which you 
and I are paid for our labor. " The 
third then chimed in, "You're both 
right and both wrong. As Assistant 
Auditor, I see the whole picture. You 
men forget that a chair will not stand 
one one leg neither will it stand on 
two. It takes four legs, all cooperat- 
ing, to make the chair serviceable. 
The first leg is Money for the factory, 
machinery, and raw materials. The 
second leg is Management — to plan, 
to lead and to direct every move. The 
third leg is Matt and his fellow work- 
men who do the actual work on the 
material. The fourth leg is Dan who 
sells it. It does not stop there. None 
of these legs could stand up unless 
they were held in place by the seat, 

which is our department. Where 
would all of us be, unless we watched 
credits and collected the money to pay 
worker, clerk, salesman, manager and 
even the people who have invested 
their money in the business? You see, 
we all need each other. Team-work, 
cooperation, or whatever you call it. 
The old chair will not stand up unless 
we all work together!" 

— Excerpt from General Motors Corporation 
Executive Training Program. 


It costs nothing but creates much. 

It enriches those who grieve with- 
out impoverishing those who give. 

It happens in a flash and the mem- 
ory of it sometimes lasts forever. 

None is so rich he can get along 
without it, and none so poor, but it 

It creates happiness in the home. 

Fosters good will in business and 
is the countersign of friends. 

It is rest to the weary, daylight to 
the discouraged, and sunshine to the 
sad and nature's best antidote for 

Nobody needs a smile so much as 

those who have none to give. — Truth. 

W. C. Gilchrist, 808. 

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J. M. Reed 

ON Monday morning, February 
22nd, when we reported for work, 
brand new dial telephones and a new 
inter-office telephone directory were 
found on each desk. After completing 
the first preliminaries of determining 
whether or not our individual names 
were spelled correctly in the directory, 
and memorizing the simple operating 
instructions, we were ready to "go 
to town" and make the most of a 
vastly improved telephone system. 

Early in 1936, even before any of 
the new plant additions were com- 
pleted, our original telephone system 

Wm. a. Maloney 


began to prove inadequate to handle 
the traffic imposed upon it. With ap- 
proximately 80 interior telephones, 
fifty percent of which were in almost 
constant use for inter-plant communi- 
cation, and another twenty-five per- 
cent continually in use for outside and 
long distance calls, the demands on 
both switchboard and operator were 
beyond the physical possibility of ef- 
ficient fulfillment. 

The Traffic Department of the 
Southern California Telephone Com- 
pany instituted a series of traffic sur- 
veys during the summer, and from 
these surveys it was determined that 
it would require 1.86 operators to 
handle the traffic effectively if the pres- 
ent manual system were retained. 
These surveys also disclosed that the 
bulk of traffic was intercommunicat- 
ing traffic, which could be handled 
more effectively by machine switching, 
thereby making it possible for one op- 
erator to handle outside and toll traf- 
fic without unnecessary delays. 

Incidentally, an orchid to Blanche 
Davis for her unfailing even disposi- 
tion and good humor during those last 
few months before the change-over, 
when the old system was expanding 
daily, and when, in addition to the 
task of trying to satisfy us all, she 
also had to submit to the annoyance 
of working with from one to three 
telephone men behind, under and on 
top of the switchboard making 
changes and installing new lines day 
after day. Those of us who lost our 
patience occasionally when the service 
was not up to our ideas of what it 
should be, had no conception of the 
difficulties under which Blanche had 
to work. 

Early in November, after the va- 
rious surveys were completed, checked 
and double-checked, an order was 
placed with the Southern California 
Telephone Company for the installa- 
tion of automatic machine switching 
equipment (dial phones to you) 
which would adequately care for our 
present needs, and which would be 
capable of expansion to handle our 
requirements for years to come. 

When the work of remodeling the 
Old Engineering Department to pro- 
vide additional office space was 
planned, there was provided a tele- 
phone machine room to house the 
machine switching equipment, and a 
new room was provided on the south 
of the lobby for the new switchboard. 
Relocating the switchboard not only 


By uim. n. mnioi 

relieved the congestion within the 
lobby, but also made it possible to 
perform all of the highly intricate 
work of installing and testing the new 
equipment without in the least in- 
terfering with the operation of the old 

On January 6th of this year, the 
installation forces of the Western Elec- 
tric Company, consisting of G. E. 
Warner, P. J. Carr, H. Goodwin. H. 
Anama and R. I. Jackson, all under 
the able supervision of J. M. Reed. 
Installation Foreman, moved in and 
went to work. In the short space of 33 
working days, the entire installation 
was completed, including the chang- 
ing over of approximately 170 tele- 
phone instruments to dial type. This 
latter work was performed, without 
interruption to service, by the installa- 
tion crew of the Southern California 
Telephone Company headed by Ed 

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March, 1937 


Br?-ni [all Vou Backl 

Plant Engineer 

Hadley, Installation Foreman and con- 
sisting of Walter Gregory, Repair 
Foreman, Walter Kanzius, "Bob" 
Stockton and "Roddy" Marshall, In- 
stallers, and Henry Jahn and "Jack" 
Shine, PBX Repairmen. In addition 
to the instrument change-over, the 
Telephone Company's crew also 
handled the countless changes and ad- 
ditions to the telephone system which 
were made necessary during this same 
period by the extensive rearrange- 
ment of the offices, most of which 
were, of necessity, performed on short 
notice. The teamwork displayed by 
both the Western Electric Company's 
and the Telephone Company's forces 
was exemplary. So much so, in fact, 
that very few in CONSOLI- 
DATED'S organization knew what 
was going on "behind the scenes" from 
January 6th to February 20th. 

The machine switching equipment 


installed has an initial capacity of 200 
lines, and can be increased to 300 
without any physical change in the 
frame structure. By adding additional 
frame sections, the capacity can be in- 
creased to 1 000 lines before exceeding 
the limitations of the present telephone 
machine room. In construction and op- 
eration, the machine is identical with 
the equipment used in the central of- 
fices of the Telephone Company. It is 
entirely automatic in operation and 
includes an automatic power plant for 
charging the station batteries, which 
is controlled by voltage type relays 
which throw the batteries "on charge" 
and "on line" as necessary. A com- 
plete system of relay-operated alarms, 
in the Telephone Company's central 
office, gives warning of blown fuses, 
inoperative relays or any other indi- 
cation of faulty operation, bringing 
the "trouble-shooter" into action im- 
mediately, and in most cases, before 
anyone at CONSOLIDATED even 
suspects that there is anything wrong 
with the telephone service. 

There are seven central office trunk 
lines, two of which are reserved for 
outgoing calls, so that it is possible 
for five incoming calls to be received 
at one time, as rapidly as the operator 
can handle them. For internal com- 
munication, there are five trunk lines 
for each group of 100 station lines, so 
that if you were to dial 272 for in- 
stance, it would be necessary that there 
would be five conversations taking 
place simultaneously in the 201-300 
group at that particular moment, and 
unless your instrument were in the 
same group, five more conversations in 
your own group, before you would 
receive a "busy" signal by reason of 
the trunk lines being occupied. Bar- 
ring the fact of the station you are 
calling being busy at the moment, you 
have a 90'; chance of completing an 
internal call the first time it is made, 
and it will be completed in a much 
shorter period of time than if a human 
operator handled the call. 

There are also five "Attendant's" 
trunk lines, which connect you with 
the switchboard when you dial "O", 
which is when you hear the phrase 
used as a caption to this article. In 
order to conserve space, dial type PBX 
boards are not equipped with signal 
lamps for each station jack as in the 
case of the old style manual PBX 
board. Another reason for this omis- 
sion is that the major use for the sta- 
tion jacks is to complete calls originat- 

Ed Hadley 

ing outside the plant, inasmuch as all 
internal calls are completed auto- 
matically without the services of an 
operator. Consequently, when you 
dial "O" in order to secure an outside 
line, a signal lamp is lighted at one 
of the "Attendant's" trunk jacks, to 
which the operator responds without 
knowing at which station the call has 
originated. Therefore, it is necessary 
for her to identify your station, unless 
your voice is familiar to her in which 
case station identification is an auto- 
matic process, before connecting you 
to a central office trunk, thru your own 
station jack and thereby releasing the 
"Attendant's" trunk for the next 
"customer." (Warning: If Blanche 
knows your voice, don't forget to tell 
her on those occasions when you are 
calling from somone else's phone.) 

(Continued on poge 40) 

Blanche Davis 




A bewildered man entered a Ladies' 
Specialty Shop. 

"I want a corset for my wife." 
"What bust?" asked the clerk. 
"Nothing, it just wore out!" 
W. C. Gilchrist 









Phone F-2144 

7th at Date 

peaceful beau- 
ty of San Diego's 
most completely 
equipped mortuary 
Is every essential to 
tfie perfect tribute— 
nowhere a more 
beautiful service^ 
nowhere a fairer 


PARLORS never 
has denied its su- 
perior service to any 
family because of the 
lacl< of ready funds. 


German Delicatessen 

1236 Fifth Ave. (bet. B and A) 

Over 30 years in San Diego 

Imported Delicacies, Milwaukee 

Sausages, all kinds of Cheese 

— and Lunches Served 

Bits from the BBHCh 

Our dare-devil Steve Matusek has 
gone Hollywood. Last Sunday, March 
1st, Steve was filmed performing some 
of his best feats; taking turns wide 
open and fairly churning the water 
of the bay into foam with his speed 

Racing in class B competition, Steve 
placed a close second some time ago at 
Salton Sea. Since then he has tuned 
up his motor and feels sure that he can 
take anything on the Pacific Coast. 
Being ready for all comers we look 
forward to hearing more of him. 

Warren Seely caused quite a furore 
a few days ago when he hauled out of 
his vest pocket what appeared to be a 
toy Saxaphone. Jim Wilkeson was 
handy with a package of tobacco and 
suggested that he try smoking it. 

Not to be daunted our hero loaded 
it and proceeded to entertain the gang 
out front during the lunch hour. 

He explained that the toy really was 
a pipe. His son had purchased it while 
touring in Germany last summer. 

The Bench Department feels the 
loss of the clerk, Paul Krieger, who 
returned to Buffalo. We are sure that 
George Young is satisfied that the 
work is being carried on in the same 
efficient manner but no one could quite 
come up to Paul when it came to fish 
stories. He had promised me some fish 
this summer tool 

McCleary no doubt will feel the loss 
of Craig Clark, who has been trans- 
ferred to the Wing Department to 
take charge of the dispatching there. 
Craig did a good job here and we 
know that he will keep the wings 

No. 729. 

One of the boys reports that the 
snow got so deep up through Mon- 
tana this winter that they had to turn 
the cows upside down to milk them. 

Another reports that where he came 
from in Arizona during the summer- 
time the grass-hoppers all carry sticks 
to crawl up on to cool their feet oc- 

Guess lUho? 

By G. E. Gunderson 

LET'S play a guessing game, just 
for fun, today 

Does anyone know who the for- 
gotten men in our plant are? 

We hear from Final Assembly, 
Wing Dept., Hull and all the rest; 
but one is silent. 

Strange too, because the members 
of this department are here and there 
and are seen by the rest of us more 
than the men of any other depart- 
ment. Yet for all their gadding about 
they have no pals; at least one never 
sees them paling around with any of 
the gang. 

Perhaps it is the nature of their 
work; for they have one of the most 
exacting jobs in the entire organiza- 

All of the members of this depart- 
ment whom it has ever been my pleas- 
ure to meet, have been genial, courte- 
ous fellows; full of little witticisms 
and anecdotes — but never an unkind 
word for anyone. Helpful too! Their 
understanding and sympathy with 
human nature is far greater than that 
of most of the rest of us; it seems, 
when one talks with these fellows. 
Part of this understanding of "us pore 
humans" may be the result of their 
work; for they come in daily contact 
with the absurd, bizarre and curious 
in human nature. 

By the way ; how goes the guessing? 
Or has this bored you? 

Does anyone remember seeing the 
silent fellow at the gate or the man 
with the clock going quietly about his 
duties in and around the plant? 

No. 4597 (Night Wing). 

When you try to get your check 
cashed, try this one! 

"But, I don't know you. " pro- 
tested the Paying Teller, to a woman 
who had presented a check. 

The woman instead of replying 
haughtily, "I do not wish your ac- 
quaintance, sir. " merely gave him a 
glassy smile and said. "Oh. yes. you 
do! I don't need anyone to identify 
me. I'm the redheaded hen next door 
to you. who's imps of boys are always 
running across your garden. You have 
to go in the back way when the porch 
is scrubbed. When you started for 
town this morning, your wife said. 
Now Henry, if you want a fit dinner 
to cat this evening, you'll have to leave 
me a little money.' 

"Here's your money," interrupted 
the Teller. 

W. C. Gilchrist. 808. 


March, 1937 


Houu to Fly a Jenny 

Inspection: It is better not to in- 
spect this ship. If you do, you will 
never get into it. 

Climbing into the cockpit: Do not 
attempt to enter the cockpit in the 
usual manner. If you do, you will put 
your weight on the lower wing panel 
and it will fall off: besides, your foot 
will go through the wing, probably 
spraining your ankle. The best way 
to get into the cockpit is to climb over 
the tail surfaces and crawl up the tur- 
tledeck. Be sure to brush the squirrel 
and gopher nests out of the cockpit 
and seats, all the while taking care not 
to cut your hands on the remnants of 
the windshield. 

Instruments: After having care- 
fully lowered yourself into the cock- 
pit and groped in vain for the safety- 
belt take a good look at the instru- 
ments — both of them. The one on the 
right is a tackometer: it does not work. 
The other one is an altimeter and did 
function perfectly until 1918, when 
the hand came off. Look at them now, 
for after the engine starts you will not 
be able to see them. 

Starting the engine: The switch is 
on the right: it doesn't work either. 
However, it does give the mechanic 
who is pulling the propeller through 
some sense of confidence to hear the 
switch click when you say, "Switch 
off." If, for some reason or other, the 
engine does start, don't get out to 
pick up the unconscious and bleeding 
mechanic: he deserved it. 

Warming up: Don't warm up the 
engine. It will only run for a few min- 
utes anyway, and the longer it runs 
on the ground, the less flying time you 
will have when the throttle is opened. 
Don't expose any portion of your 
person beyond the edge of the cowl- 
ing. It is no fun to have your face 
slapped by small bits of piston rings, 
valves and rocker box covers. Some 
of these are continually coming out of 
what was once an exhaust pipe. 

Take off: The take off is in direct 
defiance of all laws of nature. If you 
have a passenger, don't try it. 

The flight: After you have dodged 
through the trees, windmills and 
chimneys until you are over the lake, 
you will see a hole in the left side 
of the fuselage. This hole is made to 
allow the stick to be moved far enough 
to make a left turn. Don't try a right 

The landing: The landing is made 
in accordance with all laws of gravity. 
If the landing gear does not collapse 


on the first bounce, don't worry, it 
will on the second. After extracting 
yourself from the wreckage and helped 
the spectators put out the fire, light 
a cigarette and with a nonchalant 
shrug, walk, don't run, disdainfully 

C. A. Svendsen, 7067. 

The department of National Rev- 
enue at Ottawa received a typed in- 
come tax return from a bachelor who 
listed one dependent son. 

The examiner returned the blank 
with a penciled notation: "This must 
be a stenographic error." Presently the 
blank came back with the added pencil 
notation: "You're telling me!" 

CnmniBiits Fauorably 

Federal Housing Administration 
February 24, 1937 
Major R. H. Fleet, President, 
Consolidated Aircraft Corporation, 
San Diego, California. 
Dear Major Fleet: 

I have just finished reading your 
editorial concerning "homes" in the 
February copy of CONSOLIDATOR 
and the article by Mr. Edelbrock of 
the San Diego Trust and Savings 
Bank. I have read a great number of 
editorials and articles on the subject 
of home ownership, and I feel that 
your editorial is one of the best brief 
presentations of the subject that I 
have seen. 

I wish to thank you also for pub- 
lishing Mr. Edelbrock's article, as he 
has very clearly presented the Insured 
Mortgage Plan. Information of this 
type should be helpful to your em- 
ployees, and it is my hope that some 
solution to your housing problem 
will be met in San Diego. 

Our San Diego Branch Office is 
now equipped to completely process 
and commit for Insured Mortgages 
without having to clear through the 
Los Angeles office. This has resulted 
in a lessening of the time required for 
our acting on a mortgage and also of- 
fers more satisfactory service to that 
community. Mr. E. A. "Walsh is the 
manager of that office, and I trust that 
you will feel free to consult with him 
at any time that he can be of service 
to you or give you any desired infor- 
mation on our operations there. 
Yours very truly, 

W. G. Bingham, 
wgb:jw Associate Director. 




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WEBSTER defines a 
HOUSE dSd "struc- 
ture for human habi- 

Why live in just a 
house when you can 
builcj a "hlome" on 
easy, rent- like pay- 
ments? . . Enjoy the 
cheerful, cozy friend- 
liness of a "hlome of 
Your Own." 

We show you the 
way. Do not delay. 

We have shown 
hundreds how easy 
it is to build their 
own homes. 
No obligation. 

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Main Store • 14th & K Sts. 
Branch • 4128 University 



By Dan Miller, Clerk 

GREETINGS and Salutations! 
Spring fever must be getting me. 
my thoughts keep wandering to some 
nearby beach, on whose white sands 
some fortunate folks are basking in 
the warm sun, with never a worry or 
a care. Ah ! for the life of a millionaire ! 
But, to get back to the machine shop 
news, here we go on another month's 
activities in our department. 

The first night crew has held two 
successful rifle shoots during the past 
two weeks and those mighty nimrods 
are beginning to get their target eyes 
sharpened and their gun barrels 
straightened and are ready to pile up 
some mighty fancy scores. Both shoots 
were won by Jimmy Conniry, grinder 
operator. Some of the boys on the day 
shift say they are waiting for the night 
gang to get plenty of practice so they 
won't have any alibis when they get 
beat by the day crew. It looks like 

rifles will be popping all over the place 
before long and it may end up in one 
of them thar hill-billy feuds. May the 
best man win! 

Carl Liebig, night turret lathe op- 
erator claims he can sing a song that 
will make a chill run down your back. 
We have been wondering if that was 
the reason he was asked to move from 
the neighborhood. 

Some people go a long way looking 
for trouble. Don Benson, second night 
shift lead man, drove to Albuquerque, 
N. M., to get married this past week. 
Congratulations, Don! 

Many babies have been born in the 
machine shop families but Hunt, night 
mill operator thinks his is the smartest, 
he never has to resort to pinching to 
make it cry. Fields Painter claims his 
baby is the most intelligent, she can 
cry without any coaxing. 

Rochon, drill-press man, has been 
on his ranch in Arizona for a few days, 
it happened to be coyote round up 

The Machine Shop Bowling Team 
pulled up into a tie for first place and 
then because they had pity on the 
Timekeepers they let them have three 
points. Our team is now two points 
from first place and are going to go 
over the top in the next few weeks. 

Our Basketball Team (well, we 
have five men) is getting a rough go- 
ing over from the teams we have 
played so far, but there will come a day 
when we hope to rise to new heights 
and finally win a game. Everyone con- 
cerned is having a lot of fun out of 
playing. Henry Golem, our foreman, 
has a good plan that is, to take some 
of our ex-wrestling champs, Jimmy 
Patton and Harry La Bar, along with 
such huskies as Louis Peters, Harry 
Miller, Louis Westphall, Dave Ingalls. 
and Joe Deckert and let them start 
each game. They can stay in long 
enough to cripple the opposition be- 
yond repair, and then the regular team 
can go in and win a game. We'll have 


Twelfth Avenue and E Street • Phone M-1662 


949 Twelfth Avenue . Phone M.2488 

to try that out when we play Plan- 

Dan Mann, drill-press leadman goes 
in for surf fishing in a big way. He is 
out on the beach during most of his 
spare moments and at night by lantern 
light. He has had some good catches 
and we are all waiting to be invited 
to a fish dinner. 

Fred Otto, dapper clerk says that 
he is thinking of opening a physical 
education school, where you are either 
guaranteed to be a young Hercules in 
three months or a total wreck. All you 
have to do is help him tote some of 
that big chrome moly and stainless 
steel, not to mention aluminum alloy 
bar, he lugs around every day. As an 
added attraction he will let you carry 
five or six bars at a time, three feet 
lengths of l^" Heat Treated Hex 
Chrome Moly down from Heat Treat 
every day to sort of limber you up for 
the real work. It sounds like a swell 
idea but I am afraid Fred could not 
find many customers. 

Our daily noon-day bull sessions 
are getting wilder and wilder every 
day. Frank Wallace, tool crib man, 
usually acts as master of ceremonies 
and chief heckler and is aided by Bob 
Williams, Jimmy Patton, Bob Sed- 
lock. Walt Koenig, and Sam Williams, 
plus many who just sit around with 
their mouths wide open absorbing it 
all and agreeing with some tales and 
disagreeing with others. On some days 
we have the rare fortune of being hon- 
ored by the presence of that master of 
all masters at the art of bull throwing. 
Mr. Benny Kiegle. of the Welding 
Department, and then the fireworks 
really start to pop. Some rare stories 
are told which push John Bunyan 
and his Blue Ox right into the back- 
ground. I have been in Buffalo several 
times, but now after hearing some of 
the stories told. I doubt very much 
whether Bufl^alo is in the United 
States, it must be in Mars or one of 
the other planets. I have never heard 
of another city, town or hamlet, that 
could even begin to come up to the 
stories I have heard about Buffalo. 
There are some real loyal sons of 
Buffalo in our midst, even if they do 
let their imaginations and tongues run 
away with them once in a while. 

That's all there is. there is no more, 
and until next month. 


"Look here. I bought a bottle of 
your hair restorer last night and all 
it's done is to raise bumps on my 
head. " 

"My gracious." said the beauty 
doctor. "We must have sold vou a bot- 
tle of bust developer by mistake." 


March, 1937 


"H DUoman's Point of Uieui 


By Bonita Miller 

ANN BELLKNAP hurried down 
the Mcllville station platform as 
the 5:52 pulled in. 

Ever since their marriage, she had 
driven her husband to the station each 
morning and met him each evening 
when he returned from business. Only 
illness had interfered with this custom 
and many of Ann's friends wondered 
at her faithfulness. They did not 
know that these times were the hap- 
piest of all for her. The drive to the 
station each morning with Dick at her 
side, kissing him good-bye and seeing 
his tall, husky form emerge from the 
small crowd of commuters each even- 
ing. There was always so much to talk 
about on the way home. Small inci- 
dents about the house and children, or 
intimate things about Dick's business 
that had happened during the day. 
The Bellknaps were considered an 
ideal couple who had risen from small 
circumstances to prosperity in the past 
eight years. 

Ann called a cheery "Hello" to 
friends as they hurried from the train. 
Peering for Dick's laughing face 
among them, an anxious little pain 
tugged at her heart. The crowd was 
thinning and he had not appeared as 
the last person alighted and the con- 
ductor called. "All aboard." 

"Dick was not on the train to- 
night." Ann turned to face Jean 
Adams, one of the younger married 
girls in Mellville. "In fact," Jean con- 
tinued, "I saw him at the station when 
the train left. He was with a woman 
and must have decided to wait over 
for the 7:10. They were walking to- 
ward the gate when we pulled out." 

Ann's heart turned to ice. She 
clutched the fur collar of her coat 
closer to her throat, as if to suffocate 
the fear that was forming there. Of 
course there must be some explanation, 
but above all, Jean Adams must not 
know how she felt. 

"Thank you. my dear," she smiled 
sweetly. "I didn't really expect him. 
Dick said he might stay in town at 
the last minute, as his sister has just 
returned from Europe." A poor lie 
she thot, but it would do for the time 

"Oh," exclaimed Jean taken aback. 
She had always been a little envious 
of the Bellknap's happiness and hoped 
that the bit of news she had to im- 
part would at least give Ann some- 
thing to think about. "Well, she's a 
beauty. You really should have her 


visit you and give the Melville bache- 
lors a treat. So long," sang Jean as she 
tripped gaily down the platform. 

Hurrying home through the Oc- 
tober dusk, Ann's thots were in chaotic 
confusion. Naturally there would be 
a message when she reached there. She 
had been out since three o'clock and 
no doubt he had called in her ab- 
sence. She drew up in front of her 
house and dashed in as Jenny was tak- 
ing the children upstairs. 

"Oh Mrs. Bellknap, Mr. Bellknap 
just called to say he couldn't get back 
tonight. Business kept him in town, 
but you're to meet him at the usual 
time tomorrow." 

"Did he say where he was staying, 

"No Ma'm, just to give you and the 
children his love." 

There was little sleep for Ann that 
night. Over and over again she tried 
to find the answer to it all. Who was 
this woman and why was she keeping 
him in town? It couldn't be true! 
Dick cheating and lying to her after 
all these years. The more she won- 
dered, the more confused she became. 
At last toward dawn, sleep came to 
comfort her. 

Once more they were seated in the 
roadster driving home. She stole a side 
glance at her husband. How white 
and drawn he looked! As yet, he had 
spoken only a few sentences; inquiring 
about the children: saying he was 
sorry business had kept him in town. 
Not a word about the woman who 
had accompanied him to the station. 
She wanted to scream; to tell him she 
knew all. that his face gave him away. 
Only once before had she seen that 
haggard look. The time when she had 
had her first child. 

Ann slowed the car down. She 
mustn't let her nerves get the best of 
her. For Dick's hand was covering 

hers. Now it was coming, the explana- 
tion, the confession. Anything to 
break this terrible suspense! 

"Little Ann," Dick said softly. 'I 
have something to tell you. It's going 
to be hard. That's the reason I stayed 
away last night. I was afraid to face 
you until I had had time to think 
things over." 

Trembling from head to foot, she 
was having trouble controlling the car. 
Again he was speaking. 

"Dear, I'm wiped out; clean broke. 
The company has failed. J. D. turned 
out to be a crook and got away with 
most of the funds. We may save a lit- 
tle but I doubt it. My dear, do you 
know what this means? Everything 
must go. The house, Jenny, Norah 
and our car. I will have to begin 

Drawing the car alongside the road, 
she looked at her husband. "How ter- 
rible Dick." She couldn't seem to 
think clearly. It was so different from 
what she had expected. He was in 
financial trouble and needed her. Still 
not a word about the woman who was 
with him last evening. Had she been 
comforting him, playing the part his 
wife should have taken? 

Her thots were interrupted by 
Dick's tired voice, "It's going to be 
hard dear. Do you think you can 
buck it? It's pretty tough on J. D.'s 
wife too. Poor woman, she knew 
nothing about his crookedness. It's 
completely knocked her out. She drove 
me to the station last night before I 
decided not to come home. Having 
some money of her own, she wants to 
do something. Feels that she should 
make amends to you and the children. 
Of course — " but Dick was startled by 
Ann's sudden gale of laughter. 

"Why darling, what's the matter?" 
he asked in surprise. 

"Oh Dick, I think I'm just happy." 
"But why? I don't understand — " 
"You never could Dickey dear. It's 
just a woman's point of view." 

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Fifth Floor M 3203 

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UlElCOme Home, Bill ... son Diego to Hooololo to 

THE Navy's mass flight of twelve 
PBY-1 airboats from San Diego 
to Pearl Harbor in 21 hours, 48 min- 
utes, was by no means, a speed record. 
While these twelve CONSOLI- 
DATED planes were bucking strong 
headwinds, a Pan-American clipper 
was flying in the opposite direction 
to Alameda. California, and made the 
flight in approximately seventeen 
hours. To the newspaper man and the 
layman, the Navy's flight, perhaps, 
was a little disappointing. If, aided by 
strong tail winds, the flight had been 
made in fifteen hours, the news would 
have been sensational and would have 
made headlines all over the world. 
Nothing is proven, however, by such 
flights except that, under extremely 
favorable conditions, spectacular re- 
cords may be made. To the Navy and 
airmen, in general, the successful flight 
of all twelve of the airboats under un- 
favorable wind conditions, proved 
that the Navy personnel and the equip- 
ment could be reasonably expected to 
make successfully such a flight when- 
ever ordered to do so. All credit is due 
the Navy for the successful completion 

San Francisco to Son Diego by Hir 


of the flight made without aid of 
following winds. 

Returning from Honolulu, I was 
one of 1 1 passengers aboard a Pan- 
American clipper which left Pearl City 
at 2 : 5 5 p. m. ( Pacific Standard Time ) 
on March 3rd. Aided by tail winds, 
and flying between 10,000 and 
13,000 feet, we arrived at Alameda 
(San Francisco area) at 7:55 a. m. 
(Pacific Standard Time) on March 
4th, flying time exactly 1 7 hours. Pan- 
American Airways has ordered new 
Boeing airboats for this service, but 
at present are using three Martin Clip- 
pers. These planes are powered by four 
P. 8 W. Twin-Wasp engines, and are 
very comfortable, due to a heating sys- 
tem, and sound-proofing. 

At night, berths, which arc longer 
and more comfortable than the stand- 
ard Pullman, are made up. Lunch, af- 
ternoon tea, a full course dinner and 
breakfast, are served aboard at no ex- 
tra expense. From experience in flying 
at high altitudes for long periods of 





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time, the crew have learned to eat 
lightly, thereby requiring less oxygen 
and feeling more comfortable than if 
they had eaten heartily. A few of 
the passengers who did not know of 
the relation between hearty meals, 
high altitude and lack of oxygen, par- 
took heartily of the excellent food 
served at dinner and shortly there- 
after were somewhat uncomfortable. 
Those who had eaten lightly were not 
bothered at all. The steward was con- 
stantly on the go. serving meals and 
making up berths, and he was not 
bothered at all from the altitude. I 
have flown to over 20.000 feet for a 
few minutes without any difficulty, 
but long stretches around 10,000 feet 
give me a headache and a feeling of 
being starved for fresh air. particularly 
if I have eaten very much. If strato- 
sphere planes, with supercharged cab- 
ins are ever actually built, the cabin 
pressures should be equal to atmos- 
pheric pressures at altitudes below 
10.000 feet. 

The safety-first practices of Pan- 
American Airways are impressive and 
commendable. When we were about 
thirty-five minutes out from Hono- 
lulu, a spark plug backed out from 
one of the engines and the pilot. Cap- 
tain Tiltcn. immediately turned back. 
He dumped about 1500 gallons of 
fuel from the tanks in the seawings. 
This fuel cost around $400 and there 
was no doubt that the Captain could 
land all right without dumping this 
load, but from years of service with 
Pan-American he had been taught 
Safety First. The money involved was 
secondary to safety in the capta'n's 
mind when he made his decision. 

Back at Pan-American's base, the 
spark plug was reinstalled, and the 
plane refueled. There was still a good 
half hour of daylight left. One of's rules, however, is that take- 
offs must be made not later than an 
hour before sundown. To keep to this 
rule would mean that the passengers 
would have to be sent back to town, 
those coming thru from Manila be put 
up at a hotel at Pan-Am's expense, the 
mail and express be unloaded for the 
night, and new focd supples be taken 
on the next dav. Public Health and 
Customs inspections would have to be 
made all over again. The passengers 
would all be disappointed in having 


March, 1937 


their flight delayed one day, and the 
press would play up the delay much 
more than if the plane were permitted 
to take-off. 

The Operations Manager undoubt- 
edly knew all of these factors and per- 
haps others as well. It would cost his 
company probably several thousand 
dollars to postpone the take-off until 
the next day. There was little doubt 
that Captain Tilton would be able 
to get away OK if ordered to do so, 
however, he was ordered to postpone 
the flight until the next day. We all 
agree theoretically to the idea of Safety 
First, but how many of us are cool- 
headed enough to make a decision in 
favor of safety when it costs money.'' 
If we do not, then we are putting 
Money First, not safety. Sometimes 
one puts Time First, not safety. Pan- 
American realizes that delayed sched- 
ules and disappointed passengers, 
while unfortunate, are unimportant 
when compared to the excessive and 
unnecessary costs of one major acci- 
dent. They really put Safety First. 

From San Francisco to Los Angeles 
I rode on one of United Airlines new 
Douglas DC- 3 Mainliners which is 
powered with P. 8 W. Twin-Wasps. 
An appetizing meal is served aboard 
this plane. The flight takes two hours, 
while the railroad time is about four- 
teen hours. From Los Angeles to San 
Diego takes 55 minutes aboard a 
Western Airlines Boeing 247. This 
plane was scheduled to arrive at San 
Diego at 2:55 p.m. but due to a late 
start was about ten minutes late. My 
elapsed time from Honolulu was, 
therefore, 24 hours, ten minutes, and 
actual flying time was just under 20 
hours. In circling to land at San Diego 
I noticed the progress that had been 
made on the fill north of our factory, 
that the seaplane ramp and apron ap- 
peared to be complete or nearly so, 
that the Coast Guard Hangar had de- 
veloped considerably since I left 35 
days before, and that CONSOLI- 
DATED was painted on the new ex- 
perimental building on the airport 
side where all air travelers could see it. 
The Paradise of the Pacific was nice, 
but it was good to get back home. 

Paul Schneider at the Police Range: 
"Gimme some stickers." In disgust, 
"Naw. not black ones, white ones." 

A tip, Paul, lower your sights, 
may be you can use black ones next 
time. No. 2532. 

Mrs. and Mrs. Noble L. Crawford 
became the proud parents of a 7-lb. 
11 -oz. baby boy on February. 16, 
1937. It is reported that Baby David 
Luther is screamlined, free squealing 
and water cooled. 

Hduj tD Educate a Uliffe 

The best way to domesticate a wife 
is to "do it electrically" as: 

When a woman is sulky and will 
not speak — exciter. 

If she gets too excited — controller. 

If she talks too long — interrupter. 

If her way of thinking is not yours 
— converter. 

If she is willing to come halfway — 

If she will come all the way — re- 

If she wants to go further — con- 

If she wants to go still further — 

If she wants to be an angel — trans- 

If you think she is picking your 
pocket — detector , 

If she proves your fears are wrong 
— compensator. 

If she goes up in the air — condenser. 

If she wants chocolates — feeder. 

If she sings inharmoniously — 

If she is in the country — telegraph 

If she is a poor cook — discharge her. 

If she eats too much — reducer. 

If she is wrong — rectifier. 

If she is cold — regulator. 

If she fumes and sputters — insu- 

If she becomes upset — reset her. 

The above may help some of the 
boys solve their problems but unless 
they know their "watts" and "volts" 
as well as "Hank" Fink who turned 
in the above they better "insulate" 
themselves or else become "short cir- 
cuited" and have their "fuses blown." 

At a very pleasant ceremony held 
at her home Miss Dorothy Fink, 
daughter of our "Hank" Fink was 
married to Mr. Floyd O. Brown of 
Kansas City on February 25th. 

The ceremony was attended by 
many friends and co-workers from 

After a short honeymoon at Palm 
Springs the happy pair will return to 
San Diego where they will make their 
home. Congratulations and best 

A doctor received an urgent tele- 
phone call from a father who said his 
small son had swallowed his fountain 

"I'll come at once!" cried the doc- 
tor. "What are you doing in the mean- 

"Using a pencil!" came the answer. 

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James McCoy, of the skin crew, 
was recently called back to Arizona 
for awhile. To show how the fellows 
will miss him one of his well-mean- 
ing! ?) friends in the crew graciously 
offered to attempt to console the brok- 
en-hearted girls McCoy left here in 
San Diego. He left quite a few of them, 

On a recent Saturday evening Bud 
Mathewson was unable to get home 
and had to spend the night at a 
friend's house. The next day he was 
afraid to face the home folks in per- 
son so he paved the way for his return 
by sending a telegram. That tele- 
graphed message was really a work of 
art. Did it work, Bud.'' 

A rival of no less beauty than that 
of Sonia Heni is the boast of Georgcy 
Sharp (Nite Stock Room) with ref- 
erence to the gal he ganders the aisle 
with sometime in early April midst 
roses and orange blossoms. 

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While standing waiting for the 
Coronado Ferry we overheard a port- 
ly, well-dressed woman trying to sell 
her last year's fur coat to her colored 

Said the Lady: "But Mandy, 
what's wrong with the coat, isn't the 
price alright?" 

Cook: "Yassum, the price is OK, 
the color am OK and it fits me too, 
but you'all will have to admit its 
pretty badly rump-sprung." 

The entire skin crew wishes to 
thank the person who originated the 
idea for the new and sensible method 
of assigning motors. It means the 
saving of several hours per week in 
this crew alone. 

Man (entering grocery store) : "I 
want some shorts for my pigs. How 
much are they please?" 

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Flash! 8:30 P. m. Hull Dept. 

When the night foreman of the 
Hull Department informed Ross, 
bumper, that the moment was at hand 
for the new addition to the family, 
Ross looked like a PBY- 1 taking off. 

The Stork dropped its parachute 
over Paradise Sanitorium. National 
City, at 2 A.M. February 5th with a 
bouncing bundle — It's a girl. 5 lbs. 
10 ounces. 

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. W. 
R. Houck. 

Mother and Juana Jean are doing 
very nicely, thank you. 

Next time, promised Ross, it will 
be a boy ! ! ! 

DickSbrana. 5535. 


Tail Spins 

Definition of a Gentleman. 

A man that's clean inside and out. 
who neither looks up to the rich nor 
down on the poor, who can lose with- 
out squealing, and can win without 
bragging: who is considerate to wo- 
men, children and old people: who is 
too brave to lie. too generous to cheat. 
and too sensible to loaf; one who 
takes only his share of the world's 
goods and lets other people have theirs, 
one who knows enough to mind his 
own business. 

No one is so old that he docs not 
think he has a year to live. 

It isn't your position that makes 
you happy or unhappy, it is your 

High heels were invented by a wo- 
man who had been kissL^d — on the 

The dimmest lights have the most 
scandel power. 

Wit is the salt of conversation, not 
the food. 

Envy is a necessary evil, it is a little 
good which forces us to do yet better. 
James H. Roberts. 4402. 

March, 1937 



This amphibious "yaght" holds 
the record for sustained absence. Each 
weekend as the owner, a prominent 
starts to look it up he doesn't go to 
where he left it but calls up the local 
police department and they generally 
direct him to its new hangout that is 
always on the "other side of town." 

According to the almanac this is the 
year the owner is to catch a fish. 

If that certain 4th Avenue Sax 
Player doesn't change his hours of 
practice we hear that he is going to 
wake up someday with that horn 
stuffed right down his throat. And 
the guy who told us means it. 

After buying two clerks and a stock 
chaser fall outfits during the football 
season a certain party should be care- 
ful whom he takes on in a casting con- 
test as spring is here, believe-it-or-not. 
and the boys need some light clothes. 

Hostettler tells about a hard-boiled 
line foreman he worked for hollering 
up to the lineman on a pole. 

"You so and so, you cut the wrong 
wire, come down and get your money. 
No never mind. I'll bring it up." 

In one of the electric shops one of 
the wiremen was blowing out his 
pipe with compressed air. the boss was 
trying to use the telephone, finally he 
opened the door to the shop and called 
out, "Hey, cut off that air." 

A southerner on the gang called 
back "That air what?" 

Two drunks were standing on the 
observation platform of a fast train. 
Said the first drunk. "What time is 

Pulling a match folder from his 
pocket and looking at it, the second D 
replied, "Tuesday." 

"My Gosh," said the First D, "I've 
got to get off here," and jumped. 
Contributed by Maint E Nance 912. 

Looking through an old scrap of 
mine I find a few laughs and am 
passing them on: 

"We have a fine fire department in 
our town. It has only one hose cart 
and two dogs." 

"What are the dogs for?" 

"To find the water hydrants." 

Irate Mother: "Willie, how dare 
you kick your little brother in the 

Willie: "It's his own fault, he 
turned around." 

W. C. Gilchrist, 808. 

On the day the east had a severe 
snowstorm I got a nice sunburn. 
California has a few advantages after 
all. While I'm in a benevolent mood 
about the place I'll close these lines to 
enjoy it. Ken Bruning, 4120. 

Electrician, up in High-Boy: "Hey. 
grab hold of two of those wires hang- 
ing down," pause. "Feel anything?" 

Helper, on floor: "No." 

Elect. "Then look out for the other 
two. there is 2300 volts on them." 

Heius Df the month 


Miss Jewel Corbin and Mr. Fred 
Adams were married Saturday, Feb- 
ruary 20th. 

They extend sincere thanks for the 
nice wedding gift given them by the 
Wing Department. 

Mr. Dick Laing of Spars has gone 
native by buying a home in National 

Maybe it was just coincidence, 
maybe he doesn't even drink but we 
did notice one of the officials on the day 
following the CONSOLIDATED 
outing at Mission Beach drawing up 
plans for an addition to his dog- 

Gene Clardy went to Long Beach, 
Saturday, the eighth, with two men, 
to sail a sloop down to San Diego. By 
Monday, still no report of them — 
probably becalmed or lost in the fog. 
Some fun, eh, Clardy. 

Hugh Burlingame. 

We wonder if the "T.M." on the 
timekeepers' badges could possibly 
mean "Tuitc Men." 

Doug Basore. 

niutinv,monorail and mulroy 

Roughhouse Rosso, the little czar of 
the Steel Stockroom got kind of peeved 
at Jack Mulroy a few days ago be- 
cause Jack insisted on immediate de- 
livery of a certain extended section to 
the Hull Department. 

Poor Freddie didn't get a chance to 
chin the stuff on the new monorail. 

No. 1953. 

A "red-mustached" man has lost a 
mustache cup. Please claim from Hon- 
est Frank Fields. Clean before using. 

"Howey" Ginn of Experimental 
enjoys sweets immensely but we won- 
der if it is only the cakes and pies that 
cause him to make so many trips to a 
certain La Jolla Bakery? 



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Favlh Ate. and Ash St. MORTUARY Phone M. 6168 

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Landlord: I came to tell you that 
I have raised the rent. 

Tenant: Gee, that's good, I was 
going to tell you I can not raise it this 
month. J. Wilkinson, 2901. 




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WHEN over three thousand and 
six hundred workers daily con- 
tribute their concentrated efforts in 
building the most modern of aircraft, 
as happens here at CONSOLI- 
DATED, no little task it is to see to 
it that the sanitary needs and factory 
cleanliness are adequately taken care 
of along with maintaining a constant 
surveillance of every corner of the 
plant. Yet that service goes on per- 
petually with no let-up twenty-four 
hours a day, three hundred and sixty- 
five days in the year to make smooth 
and convenient the efforts of the work- 
men, and is manned by a force of ap- 
proximately fifty men. 

Directly influencing the workers 
and their jobs in the plant, this phase 
of plant operation is handled by 
George Tompkins under whose friend- 
ly supervision come the caretakers and 
watchmen. The twenty-four-hour 
watchman job is divided into three 
shifts of eight hours with the extra 
man filling the day off schedule. 

A key to the watchmen's job can 
be gained when it is explained that 
during the night the watchmen work 
in twos. One man is stationed for an 
hour at the watch tower adjacent to 
the personnel office, being ready for 
any emergency calls from within the 
plant or from outside and being re- 
sponsible for all after hour communi- 
cations with the plant, while his part- 
ner makes a complete round of the 
factory and yard, checking in at thirty 
key positions in so doing, recording 
on a locked clock record the actual 
proof that he has covered the ground. 
These records can only be placed in 
or removed from the clocks by the su- 
pervisor and can furnish a complete 
record for a straight 36 hours when 

By norman 

necessary. Making the rounds he sur- 
veys every section of the plant and 
yard, watching for unauthorized per- 
sons, checking doors, windows: keep- 
ing an eagle eye also on every piece of 
machinery, miles of pipe lines and 
functioning equipment for the de- 
tection of possible fire hazards or 
other trouble. 

The circuit maker reports back to 
the watchtower in 55 minutes and in 
less than five minutes the two watch- 
men have changed duties for the next 
hour. Not entirely alone in this im- 
portant work, the caretakers, the ma- 
jority of whom carry on at night, 
cleaning, straightening and polishing 
up for the big rush of workers during 
the day, likewise check and report any 
trouble in their assigned areas imme- 
diately to the watchman on duty at 

the tower by phone, thus keeping a 
constant check at all points in the 
plant. Also one watchman is assigned 
to the Experimental building, so that 
no person without a numbered author- 
ization tag can enter this restricted 
area at any time. 

There are thirty-six caretakers 
working in two shifts. Twenty-four 
at night and 12 during the day, clean- 
ing, sweeping, replenishing supplies 
of soap, paper, towels, etc. Caretakers 
know by sight the vast majority of 
workers and can spot a stranger so 
that the watchmen are instantly on 
hand, as has been proven much to the 
surprise of these would-be intruders. 
In discharging their regular duty they 
completely wear out over a dozen 
staunch brooms, use up several hun- 
dred pounds of cleaning and sweeping 
compounds, gallons of concentrated 
disinfectant and pour into dispensers 
over a barrel of liquid soap per month. 
Replenish supplies of literally thou- 
sands of paper towels and toilet tissue 
sheets and pick up and remove to 
places of safety all accumulated com- 
bustible material and waste. Each care- 
taker has his assignment. For instance 
W. M. Gregory has charge of the col- 
lection of all salvagable scrap dural, 
brass, steels, etc., keeping it carefully 
segregated so that it will return as 
high a salvage figure as possible. Other 
caretakers periodically clean all ac- 
cumulations of combustible material 
from the roof vents in the paint de- 
partment, thus appreciably reducing 
the fire hazard from this cause. 

Commenting upon the efforts of 
these fifty-odd men. George referred 
with pride to the remarks of Mr. R. E. 
French, insurance company inspector 
on his recent surprise visit of plant in- 
spection in which he commended 
highly the results of the efforts of the 
caretakers in maintaining cleanliness 
and the fire protection standards they 
have set, as well as upon the watch- 
men's timeclock checking records. 







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neuis From the Capital 

THE best way to see Washington 
is to take one of those "rubber- 
neck" wagons and listen to the courier 
give out the low-down which in 
many cases reveals unsuspected in- 
formation. Here it was Washington's 
Birthday and we wanted to see the 
town. All the sightseeing cars were 
crowded, but Weih came to our rescue, 
and even made no charge for the trip. 
The party consisted of Weih who 
acted as pilot, Mrs. Weihmiller as a 
most charming hostess, Harry Camp- 
bell, and your scribe, making notes on 
his cuff. 

It seems that the bird-houses swung 
in the trees around the Lincoln Me- 
morial are suspected to be the homes 
of transients from Maine and Ver- 
mont. Across the broad Potomac we 
see the Lee Mansion — no relation to 
Gypsy Rose. It is now possible to 
see the exterior of the new Interior 
Building, but the interior is still lying 
around the exterior, waiting to be in- 
stalled. The close proximity of a 

brewery to the Naval Hospital should 
be an added inducement to enlistment, 
but we understand that both are soon 
to be torn down. 

Harry looked at the Potomac, and 
remarked that there was more water 
in the San Diego River when he left 
home. He did however admit that the 
sunshine around here was a great treat 
to him. 

A little further down the river is 
the largest aluminum monument in 
the world, 35 feet high, cost $450,- 
000. It is dedicated to the men lost 

at sea during the world war, and is a 
most beautiful and inspiring work of 
art. Further down stream, is a bird 
refuge, carefully thought out for the 
comfort of our avian friends. No, we 
don't mean the Washington Airport, 
this pond is somewhat larger, and they 
even have floating logs in it so that 
the birds don't have to get their feet 
wet unless they want to. 

And so to "Collingwood" — a very 
attractive old home, where refresh- 
ments are served. The place was 
(Continued on page 35) 

Above left : Winter ( ? ) scene near Washington : Kelly and Weih go for a spin. Above right : Brainy 
and Brawny Engineers. Below left: Our Hostess and two of the guests. Below right: Wash- 
ington's Tomb, Mount Vernon, Va. 

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of fresh, seasonable and staple foods at 
consistently low prices - it will be well 

worth your while to make our stores your 


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Trophy Ulinners 

Sigmund J. Szaras, Hull Dept. Score: 349. Prize: George A. Jessop Trophy: 1st, City 
and County Trophy; All Nations Trophy, National Dollar Store. 

John L. McKune, Hull Dept. Score: 346. Prize: 7-Up Trophy: 2nd, City and County 
Trophy: Lewis Jewelry Co. Trophy — CONSOLIDATED Singles. 

Michael Brooks, 335, and John L. McKune, 325. Score: 660. CONSOLIDATED Doubles 

Robert Zimmele, Night Spar. Score: 340. Runner up in open Division. Second Place 
Winner — Brass Rail Buffet Trophy. 

Gilbert Henry, Engineering. Score: 337. Professional Men's Trophy. 

If you wish to sec any of these men in action, drop around when Baranov's Jewelers, bowl. 
See Mr. Brooks, tally up high score on Monday nights. John L. McKune, bowl with Chet 
and Jones, on Thursday nights. Sigmund Szaras. formerly with Sunshine Novices League on 

How about turning out to see them do their stuff.' 

Bill Gilchrist. 

Crashing the maples to set city re- 
cords in many cases, CONSOLI- 
DATED Bowlers led all the way to 
the finish and carried off the bulk of 
the trophies offered in the City Head 
Pin tournament. 

"Joggle" McCune walked away 
with high honors, carrying off CON- 
SOLIDATED high singles with 346. 
Coming in as runner up with city high 
score, and leading the way to the top 
in CONSOLIDATED doubles paired 
with "Shorty" Brooks of the Hull. 

Carl Heim with a 340 in CONSOLI- 
DATED singles, Stevens and Mellon 
with 654 in the CONSOLIDATED 
doubles and Al Shafrick of Experi- 
mental, whose fast hook worries the 
pin boys, came thru with a 336 in the 
singles to take third place. 

"Sike" Szaras of Hulls finished on 
top for the city championship and also 
carried off top honors in the All Na- 
tions division representing Poland, his 
ancestrial home. 

Building the world's best flying 
boats isn't all our boys can do as the 
results show. 

Besides keeping his Hull Depart- 
ment team high up in the Hawk 
League, Brooks is creating quite a sen- 
sation with his high scores rolling 
with Baranov Jewelers in the "800" 
division of the City League. 

McCune is showing the way in the 
"850" League with his "Chet and 

Gil Henry of Engineering carried 
off high honors by leading the way to 
the finish in the Business and Pro- 
fessional division. 

Bob Zimmerele of Hulls was runner 
up in the Open Division with a 340 
high game. 

Lunches give Frank Siefert, San 
Diego City Champion much to worry 


finished just short of the top were 


Congratulations Boys and keep up 
the good work. 

"10 Forty." 

The following from the Second 
Shift Machine Shop attended a 
"shoot" at the police range Wednes- 
day, February 24th: 

"White Sticker" Paul Schneider, 
"Telescope" Stanley Kipkowski, 
"Quick Trigger" E. Quick, Irving 
Pohlman. Grand Ealy, Bob Miller, 
"Breezy Pants" Carl Liebig, and 
"Champ" James Conniry. 

"Pop" Felton in the role of official 
scorer had his troubles keeping the 
scores accurate. 

In the Rooting and Cheering sec- 
tion were Mr. and Mrs. Le Boeuf, 
Mr. and Mrs. Fields Painter, Mrs. 
Schneider, Mrs. Kipkowski, and Mrs. 
De Rieux. The cheer leader, John 
Meyers, went through antics like no 
one else can. 

Scores? We won't mention them, 
but they were good, with Conniry 
heading the list. Eor fun. real fun, join 
us some Wednesday morning. 

No. 2532. 

The Crimson "Uling" 
Oust "UJelders" From 

Undefeoted Ronhs 

The basketball season of the CON- 
SOLIDATED Inter-Department 
League is well on its way. At this 
writing (March 4th), each of the 
sixteen teams have played four games, 
during which plenty of action and 
basketball talent has been shown. 

On March 3rd at the San Diego 
State College the Crimson "Wing " 
handed the "Welders" their first de- 
feat of the season. 44 to 23. thus elim- 
inating them from the ranks of the 
undefeated and leaving the "Hull." 
"Planning" and "Wing" — the only 
unbeaten teams to date. Gerding and 
Dill led the "Wing" attack, garner- 
ing 12 and 14 points respectively. 

In closing we wish to thank the 
"Wing" employees who contributed 
for the basketball suits. 

Art Bockeno (Mgr.) 


The Tank Department, with rep- 
resentation in the Band. Bowling. 
Basketball, etc.. would like to hear 
from other departments in regard to 
still another sport. Handball. How 
about a representative from each de- 
partment in a playoff:" 

BillB.. 2379. 

"Chuck " Hibcrt of the Heat Treat 
Department says the new brief case he 
carries to work keeps his lunch much 
fresher, and also he can carrv more. 

John Alls. 1032. 

March, 1937 


[Drnpetition for the PBV-I's 

A Lad. new to the Plant and little 
known outside the Finished Parts 
Stockroom, comes from the "Swamps 
of Utah." Well known is this "Para- 
dise" to all history students because as 
this lad relates — the golden spike, 
linking the East- West R.R., was 
pounded home just outside the 
"Swamps of Utah." 

What a spot! The "Swamps of 
Utah" tops in climate, scenery and 
what-not. As you expected, there is a 
catch in it — like all Paradises, this also 
has its anchor. Swamps and mosqui- 
toes seem to have a certain connection 
— and what mosquitoes — the infants 
are larger than chickens. No one dares 
leave the house after nightfall because 
of the ferociousness of these "flying 

Since a nice snack for one of these 
dreaded creatures is an arm or a pet 
poodle dog. the community is prac- 
tically armless as well as dogless. No 
puttin' on the dog in the "Swamps of 
Utah." I move we strike out the last 

Aside from the mosquitoes that 
sound like a flock of PBY-l's after 
nightfall, the "swamps of Utah" 
can't be tied. If the reader wishes some 
real first hand information concerning 
the "Swamps of Utah." consult the 
F.P.S. after 3 a.m. 

Just to give you some idea of the 
possibilities of having a grand time 
there, the entire gang is planning a 
vacation in the "Swamps of Utah" 
this summer. Well. Pals of the Night 
Shift, get ready to receive postcards 
in awhile or 2 from the "Swamps of 


As we go into the fifth round there 
are still three undefeated teams — 
Wings, Planning and Hull. The com- 
petition has been exceedingly keen. 
The games have been very hard fought 
but clean, even though many of the 
players have been put out on fouls. 

Due to alterations at the City Y. M. 
C. A., two weeks of games will be 
played at the State College Gym- 

As may be seen from league stand- 
ings, the teams are rather unequally 
matched. In order to make the games 
evener it has been suggested that the 
league be cut in half and have the 
eight top teams play an elimination 
play-off and the eight lower teams do 

The grand finale would be a play- 
off of the leading teams of the day 
and night leagues. 

Again I say, the time and places of 


Above is pictured the "4-Star Foursome" 
m.ide up of CONSOLIDATORS Bob Ramct 
of the Sheet Department, "Dusty" Rhodes of 
the Pattern Shop, "Army" Armstrong and 
Dick Biggs of the Wing Department. 

They spend all their spare moments out on 
the local links and are getting set to challenge 
.my other group of CONSOLIDATED golf- 

"Army" Armstrong has been doing some 
bowling on the side and has come to the 
conclusion that if he could put his bowling 
score on his golf card and his golf score on 
his bowling sheet he would enjoy both sports 
a lot more. No. 4216 Wings. 

the games are posted with ample notice 
to all the men of CONSOLIDATED 
— so come out and support your team 
and see some fine enthusiastic basket- 
ball. Tod Carter. 

Won. Lost. Percentage. 

Wing 4 1000 

Planning 4 1000 

Hull 4 1000 

Engineers 3 1 750 

Welding 3 1 750 

Tank 3 1 750 

Timekeepers 2 2 500 

Final Assembly 2 2 500 

Material Stores 2 2 500 

Final Touch-up 1 2 33 3 

Cowling 1 3 250 

Tool 1 3 250 

Experimental 3 .... 

Machine 4 .... 

Cutting 4 .... 

Sprayers 1 .... 

The game was hard fought and the 
Wings finished up losing the game by 
the score of 3 to 1. The first half was 
scoreless but in the second half the 
superior team work and stamina of 
the northern boys was too much for 
our team whose lack of practice was 

A few more games of this nature 
will be necessary to put our boys in 

Through the medium of this paper 
we want to thank the officer in charge 
of the Navy Field playground whose 
courtesy in permitting us to use their 
field and dressing rooms makes it pos- 
sible for us to stage our games here. 

The following men took part in 
the game: 

Sloboda, X; Ace. FA; Lieberman, 
MB; Doig. H; Faltus. X; Sporleder, 
H; Woerner, FA; Fin Aase, lunch car; 
Earl Aase, lunch car; Fred Aase, lunch 
car; Marech, Argentine Inspection 
Dept.; Bachini, Argentine Inspection 

The usual Sunday morning prac- 
tices will be resumed till other games 
can be arranged. "Scotty" Doig. 


THE soccer report for the past 
month will probably look more 
like a weather report, but as our activ- 
ities were governed to a great extent 
by overhead and underfoot conditions 
this is unavoidable. 

Sunday the 7th of February we 
were supposed to play the Douglas 
Aircraft team in Los Angeles but the 
torrential down-pour of the previous 
day followed by the floods up the 
coast made the trip impossible. This 
game will be played at a later date. 

Sunday the 14th we had a game 
with the Maywood A. C. of L. A. 
scheduled here in town. Once more 
Jupiter Pluvius saw fit to go to work 
all Saturday and Sunday and as the 
result this game was called off. 

Sunday the 21st the weather being 
fair the game against Maywood was 
played here at Navy Field. 

Bouiimc STniiDincs 


Won Lost 

Wing Department 48 28 

Machine Shop 46 30 

Draw Bench 43 33 

Hull Department 38 38 

Paint Shop 38 38 

Office 36 40 

Inspection 30 46 

Metal Bench 25 51 


Engineering 52 28 

Tank 50 30 

Maintenance 44 36 

Sheet Metal 41 39 

Wood Shop 40 40 

Tool Room 36 44 

Final Assembly 30 50 

Stockroom 27 53 


Welding Department 51 29 

Final Assembly 47 33 

Hull Department 46 34 

Tool Room 39 41 

Spar Department 37 43 

Sheet Metal 35 45 

Paint Shop 35 45 

Wing Department 31 49 

One of our bowlers. Bob Zamiska. has the 
highest individual series not only in CONSOL- 
IDATED League, but also all other leagues 
bowling at the Sunshine Alleys. This total 
series is 758 or an average of 253 per game. 

nuiatar's Toast 

Here's to the man who dropped today. 
While tracking his path across the sky. 
Drink to the man that dropped today, 
And drink to the man next to die. 

1st girl: "I'm sure there's a man 
following us." 

2nd girl: "Gosh! What shall we 

1st girl: "Let's match for him." 



Shop Suggestion Hiuords 

THERE were fifty-six suggestions 
submitted for the February Shop 
Suggestion Contest. 

The winners of the prizes were N. 
Nickell, No. 4122, Wing Department, 
first prize of fifty dollars for a die 
method of cutting stock: second prize 
of thirty dollars awarded to Robert 
B. Mohr, No. 4705. Wing Depart- 
ment, for a program submitted to in- 
crease efficiency and eliminate waste; 

third prize of twenty dollars awarded 
S. F. Schelderup. No. 1938, of the 
Sheet Metal Department, for a sug- 
gestion of the use of a portable tool. 

Several suggestions submitted will 
be reconsidered along with the March 
suggestions as they were submitted too 
late in the month for thorough study 
as to their value. 

Many of the suggestions submitted 
covered suggestions received previous 



to the announcement of this award 
and were ruled ineligible for prizes by 
the Shop Suggestion Committee. 
Other suggestions were incomplete 
and did not give sufficient information 
to make the suggestion clear. Many of 
the suggestions submitted were dupli- 
cated by other suggestions submitted. 

Shop Suggestion Committee appre- 
ciate the interest which the suggestors 
have shown in their work. 

Donald Frye, Secy. 



Thoughts of o night HullBr 

I WONDER what's become of the 
orange juice addict that was in the 
habit of leaving his empty cans strewn 
throughout the hull. . . It seems that 
we have quite a gathering of famous 
people in our midst, ex-pugs, high 
speed track record holders of another 
day, mechanics that have plied their 
trade the world over. . . I have also 
begun to wonder if all the fellows in 
aircraft are crazy or just the 90'^7 of 
them. Some of the arguments I have 
heard on motors and rigging make my 
poor heart cry out in pain. . . Will 
Jack Clark and Fred Hensler ever get 
the argument settled as to which is 
the company's fastest riveter. It seems 
that it has gone on these many months 
without having even come close to an 
end. . . I wonder what makes one of 
the mechanics so dumb in the ways 
of this evil world of vice and sin. and 
at his age. too. . . Do you know why 
"Heavy ' Gainer looked so sheepish 
for the last week or so? He has been 
anticipating marriage. Now that the 
splice has been made he looks like a 
new man. happy too. . . The place 
isn't the same with Jack "Mex " King 
on days, we miss his quaint manner- 
isms. . . There must be something 
tough on the eyes around here judging 
from the increase in the number of 
guys wearing "cheaters. " Bettor watch 
what you're drinking boys it pays to 
drink the best in the long run. . . It 
seems to me there are two classes of 
people in this town, those in service 
and aircraft. Aircraft being sadly out- 
numbered. . . Something that has me 
guessing is why the business people 
of this town don't raise a how! about 
the street cars being pulled in so early. 
If they had one that ran every half 
hour or hour through the night the 
gay (.'') spots downtown and those 
outlying near carlines would get more 
and longer play. Don't you think so 
George.' Thass all for now. . . Good- 

March, 1937 


neuis From the Capital 

(Continued from page 31 ) 

crowded, and in a couple of hours a 
delicious meal appeared. But that gave 
Harry a good chance to tell us all 
about San Diego, and, in addition — 
a real news scoop — did you know that 
he is forsaking the ranks of the bache- 
lors very soon .'' Just as he was about to 
tell us the name of the young lady, 
the waiter arrived with the food, so 
you will have to look elsewhere for 
further details of the impending happy 

Collingwood is but a short distance 
from Mt. Vernon, and when we ar- 
rived there we found that they had 
been expecting us and about three 
thousand other people. Washington's 
old home is not only an historic shrine, 
but also an estate set in the midst of 
natural beauty, enhanced by the man- 
made cultivation so well inaugurated 
by Washington, and still maintained 
by the patriotic society which bought 
the place and opened it for the benefit 
of the public some years ago. 

"No Smoking" signs on the 
grounds make it necessary to park 
cigars and cigarettes at the gate. No 
checks are given for these, and it is 
the custom to toss them all into a 
large barrel, making it well-nigh im- 

possible to pick out your own when 
you go out again. Harry said that in 
Scotland they would have given out 
sticks, with pins in the ends, for 

The climax of the day came when 
we went to pay our respect at Wash- 
ington's tomb, and found that the 
President and ourselves were expected 
at the same time. True, we didn't get 
as close to the tomb as Mr. Roosevelt 
did, but still we were almost in the 
same party, so to speak, and certainly 
there on the same errand. Weih com- 
peted with the news-reel people, as 
you will see from the pictures here- 
with. Harry wanted to get the Presi- 
dent's opinion on some PBY engi- 
neering problems, but was told by the 
guard to wait till he got back to his 
office. And so back to Washington in 
Weih's (t) rusty Pontiac, toward a 
beautiful sunset, and after a most en- 
joyable day. Be seein' you. Folks, 
soon. I hope. Cheerio!! 


n Riual For Beany 

The old saying of "Music Hath 
Charms to Soothe the Savage Breast" 
applies even in the CONSOLI- 
DATED Tool Room. 

After vowing that he would not 

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shed his curly locks. Bob Lamont 
walked into the shop the other day 
resplendent in a newly acquired hair- 
cut. We are wondering if the violin 
which the boys presented him had 
anything to do with his decision. 

Bob is now willing to give lessons 
on the violin and avers he "wooden " 
change his instrument for a "Strad- 
ivarius." John Alls, 1032. 

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modEl-nirplnne nuiators 

A FULL-FLEDGED model air- 
plane club, sponsored by CON- 
SOLIDATED, under the direction of 
Jim Roche of Final Assembly, is now 
in the process of organization. 

The plans of this club are to de- 
velop and further the art of model 
building. Available to all members 
will be the technical knowledge of 
those who have made successful 
models, group purchasing of materials 
and the general all-round clean sport 
connected with model building and 
flying. Everyone is eligible to be a 
member and thus participate in CON- 
SOLIDATED'S newest adventure in 
the field of flying. As the group ex- 
pands, model meets of members and 
meets with other groups will be held 
to demonstrate the club's models. 
Whether you build models or not, 
your support of these builders is en- 

Jim Roche is a pioneer in the model 
building field, having made his first 
model in 1918, as a mere school boy. 
The successful flight of his rubber 
band powered stick model started Jim 
off on a model building hobby which 
has proven educational as well as en- 
tertaining. As a charter member of 

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the Aero Club of Ithaca. Jim ex- 
tended the field of his activity by 
teaching other people to build and fly 
model airplanes. His groups have won 
many prizes in model contest meets. 
Under his direction, models were con- 
structed which hold the world's re- 
cord for water take-off and endurance. 
He has directed contest teams in all of 
the principal model meets throughout 
the country. 

Jim furthered his activities in model 


aircraft, when, in 1934, he became a 
contest director for the National Aero- 
nautic Association, which directs all 
model activities throughout the coun- 
try. He still holds the rank of contest 
director with this association. 

In starting this new group. Jim is 
glad to welcome as his first member. 
Bob Holland of the Engineering De- 
partment, who has recently completed 
the monoplane gas model pictured 
here. Bob designed and built the model 
in his spare time, working nights and 
weekends, without any outside help. 
His parasol monoplane weighing ap- 
proximately 1 1/4 pounds, has a wing 
span of 5'. a chord of 8". It is pow- 
ered with a 1/16 h.p. Elf gasoline 
engine. It has a cantilever landing gear 
with a shock-absorbing device which 
is his own invention. Novel to non- 
model builders are the tires which are 
truly balloon, having a pressure slight- 
ly above atmosphere. Bob estimates 
the performance of his "Cloud Buster" 
at 20 miles an hour cruising speed and 
believes that he will have 25-minute 
endurance on an eyedropper of gaso- 
line (.0049 gallons, which gives him 
approximately 1700 miles per gallon 
fuel consumption — oh boy I) He 
plans to demonstrate his model at 
Camp Kearny Mesa on Sunday. 
March 21. and to enter it in the San 
Diego Gas Model Meet on April 4, also 
at Camp Kearny Mesa. Test pilots 
are invited to come out and put the 
ship through its paces. 

Among the other charter members 
of the group are Leighton ( Spider) 
Webb, who has accomplished 40 min- 
utes endurance with his fuselage model 
at the New York State Meet a few 
(Continued on page 40) 


March, 1937 




San Jacinto, the two-mile high peak 
seen on clear days to the north of San 
Diego will be the next objective for 
the Mountain Boys or as they are 
better known, the "CONSOLI- 

As soon as the snow packs hard 
enough the boys will climb to the sum- 
mit and bunk for the night in the 
new shelter seen in the photo above. 

The hike up from Idlewild to the 
10,805-foot summit is about ten miles 
long and one of the most interesting 
panoramas of Southern California is 
obtained from the top of the huge 
rocks forming the summit. 

Any "Huskies" or "Kids" inter- 
ested in taking this climb and getting 


their "Goat" degree should equip 
themselves with waterproof boots and 
a sleeping bag. Due to the size of the 
shelter the number in the party is lim- 
ited so make arrangements with Russ 
Kern or Spotty Blair as soon as pos- 

Ward Levere (No. 8112). lead- 
man of the Sheet Metal Department, 
was recently transferred to the Experi- 
mental Department. Although only a 
CONSOLIDATOR for the past seven 
months. Ward has had over nine years 
of aircraft experience. His fellow em- 
ployees join in wishing him success 
in his new work. 

Fareuiell To Our FbIIk 

From factory to f.irm is the flight of our Felix, 

Together with all of his flock; 
To watch the White Mountains instead of 
Mt. Helix, 

The compost insteacJ of the clock! 

From planes to potatoes, his interests arc 
Him back to the place of his birth: 
His mind with the New England meadows is 
His heart and his soul with the earth! 

From us. his co-workcr3 who've wept with 
his sorrows. 
And joyed in his fortunate hour. 
In the times that are past and the coming to- 
From sweet friends who never can sour, 

From cordial acquaintances. Tom, Dick, and 

Who've known him for many a day. 
This gift we present to our comrade to carry 

"Back East" where he's going to stay. 

From airplane production to rural seclusion 
Your judgment directed you right; 

And all that remains to be said, in conclusion 
Is. Felix, old fellow. — "Goot nite!" 
John E. Whitman. 



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IT is a far cry down through the 
years that swiftly pass, when I, as 
a lad, with great zeal followed the 
circuses and their bands down the 
streets in our city. 

But what stirred my imagination 
most was the fact that Glenn H. 
Curtiss was to give an exhibition in 
his flying contrivance, for the circus. 

The "open-airness" of the ship still 
lingers in memory, detail for detail; 
and I recall that the skeleton-like 
white linen-covered wings were close- 
ly scribbled with names of people who, 
at various times, must have deemed it 
a great privilege to write upon the 
drum-tight surface. 

However, the ship's motor was the 
source of the greatest comment and 
amazement, especially when it deafen- 
ingly roared and blasted fire from the 
exhaust into the atmosphere. Huge 
long chains, built like a ladder drove 
the two large propellers at a slow 

The entire structure of the ship 
would vibrate and shiver in nervous 
ague as the trembling motor warmed 
itself into a more deafening steady 

Glenn H. Curtiss would then 
mount the seat, devoid of goggles and 
helmet such as we are wont to picture 
on the pilots of today. He would feel 
the steering wheel, twisting and shov- 
ing it forward and back and finally 
reaching one hand overhead until his 
fingers clutched a little lever. Giving 
one close hurried look around, his 
clear, piercing eyes never missed a de- 
tail. Suddenly his fingers tightened 
upon the lever and with a slight jerk 
downward the motor roared with new 
life while the ship vibrated until one 
wondered if the thing could remain 
intact, while the slow revolving pro- 
pellers beat the air with a terrific force 
usually carrying drops of hot oil 
through the vortex of disturbed air 
and scattering it over the nearby spec- 

A man at each wing tip braced him- 
self against the intended forward mo- 
tion or pull of the ship. When the 
strain between the plane and man 
nearly reached the breaking point and 
they grasped tighter and tighter until 
veins stood out in bold relief on dirty 
arms and greasy foreheads, then they 
would dig their heels into the ground 
all the deeper while the tug-o-war at 
that moment reigned supreme. 

With a final powerful deafening 
blast of the motor the two men would 
let go while the ship suddenly re- 
leased itself forward: the single for- 
ward wheel bounced up and down 


over the uneven ground, rocking and 
beating the entire ship unmercifully. 

The plane bounced as it flashed be- 
tween the widely separated rows of 
spectators until it diminished in size 
down beyond the man-made lane. "Is 
it true?" would be the sudden gasp 
of the mob as the ship finally com- 
menced its gradual upward glide as it 
left the ground. 

"Almost unbelievable" would be 
the amazed answer as many shook 
their heads back and forth as if doubt- 
ing what they saw. 

This brings us back to the fact that 
"Yesterday's dream is today's actu- 
ality and today's miracle may be to- 
morrow's commonplace." 

Donald I. Dudley, 2955. 


IN Mission Hills, where men are 
men, and women are nothing short 
of lovely, six of our young CONSOL- 
IDATED brethren rented themselves 
a swanky $75 per month hut. An ad 
was placed in the papers and some 
fifty women were interviewed, much 
to the amusement of these six — 
"Whatcha-ma-call-its." One very 
lovely lady of middle-age was accept- 
able to all hands and chosen house- 

Immediately after she moved in 
things began to take shape and the 
boys began to sit up and take notice. 
The house was kept in the best of 
order, and the chow was most de- 
licious. The housekeeper upheld an 
air of dignity that made the gang 
look up to her and respect her. Her 
manners, her common-sense, her so- 
phistication and her super- Virginian 
accent gave hint that she was no or- 
dinary housekeeper. Then one even- 
ing after dinner, much to the sur- 
prise of Ralph Farese, "Ham" Cham- 
bers. Andy Cosmay. Steve Kasper. 
Harry Milne and Mickey Burleigh, 
the housekeeper let her cat out of the 
bag. She wasn't trying to work her 
way through any college. She had 
never kept house before. She had never 
packed a lunch. She always had her 
own maids and her own cook. She had 
never gotten up before in her life at 
six o'clock in the morning. She didn't 
need the job because she was pretty 
well fixed. Poor gal! She has an in- 
come of only four hundred dollars a 
month, she owns two large apartment 
houses back in Virginia, has two new 
cars and is only here on a vacation. 
She is going to stay to finish out one 
month to win a ten-dollar bet with her 
daughter that she could get the job 
and keep it one month. Why don't 
they fire her.'' Says you. Well, maybe 
they're quitting too. the same time 
she does. By Mickey Burleigh 


neuu models 

TALK about man advancing is the 
bunk. Man isn't making any pro- 
gress. It's the automobile that's ad- 
vancing. Look over any of the 1937 
models. Free wheeling, four-wheel 
brakes, automatic this-and-that gad- 
gets. Now look at the 1937 pedestrian. 
He's exactly the some model that 
roamed the country when dinosaurs 
and Stoddard-Daytons were at large. 

As an example of engineering 
achievement the pedestrian is a com- 
plete flop. Instead of having new de- 
vices added year after year, he is de- 
accessoried of tonsils, adenoids, ap- 
pendix and other equipment that is 
standard when he is born. Practically 
nothing in the nature of radical im- 
provements has been done to the pe- 
destrian during the last 30 years, un- 
less you consider syncro-mesh, non- 
clashing false teeth important. I don't. 

He has the same chassis, the same 
conventional body lines and the same 
equipment ( if he has been lucky ) that 
he had in 1901. He is an obsolete 
model, out of step in this high-speed 
age. And there is no excuse for it. 
Engineers have done much for the 
automobile. They should be willing 
to spend a little time figuring out how 
to improve the pedestrian. 

One of the most dangerous feats 
that may be attempted by a pedestrian 
is to cross a busy street while carrying 
a sack of potatoes under one arm and 
a box of crackers under the other. The 
unequal distribution of weight causes 
overhang, sidesway and torque which 
makes the maintenance of equilibrium 
impossible. I suggest the first step in 
improving the pedestrian be the de- 
velopment of statically and dynami- 
cally counter-balanced groceries. 

Even with a triple-sealed clutch 
assuring smooth, easy acceleration un- 
der all conditions of roadability. the 
pedestrian, halfway across the street 
would face the danger of becoming 
confused and stalling. This could be 
eliminated by the Jumpix. a gadget 
that would automatically cause him to 
leap to safety without unnecessary 
strain on his double-drop frame. Even 
should his experience have a tendency 
to cause his knees to "Ping" or stutter 
upon reaching a safety zone, he would 
be able to stay up and keep going with 
a shaky-knees vibration damper, his 
temper would be restored to normal by 
a thermostatic simplified selective heat 
control device, and from then on he 
would hug the pavement with tight- 
to-the-sidewalk security for his entire 
breathtaking trip. 

March, 1937 


Not all of the improvements in the 
1937 pedestrian, however, should be 
hidden from view under rattle-proof 
hoods and smart bodies in hundreds of 
styles. Eye-taking beauty in appear- 
ance should be demanded. An ultra- 
modern touch could be achieved by 
new elliptical arched, double neutro- 
tone tie-bars, trumpet-type nonglare 
spectacles, and compensated diagonal 
cigaret-holder intakes.. 

E. Berger, Eng. Dept., 323. 

"It's all a mistake " 

Says 4SD2--Hoskins 

"B. V. 4850, — Yes, Operator, B, 
V. 4850. Hello, Hello, Dad.^ Say, 
Dad, I'm in jail. Yes, jail — J-A-I-L. 
But it's all a mistake! What do I 
mean? You see, it's like this — you 
know I borrowed Bill's car this 
morning. Well, anyway, I did. I 
was going to take a trip to the moun- 
tains. What for? Oh, just for the 
trip. But, why am I in jail? That's 
what I'm trying to tell you. I drove 
down town and parked, since I was 
supposed to pick up Mr. and Mrs. 
Fred Adams. Who are they? Oh, they 
just got married. I found them wait- 
ing in the Grant Hotel lobby, as I was 
a little late. What! I generally am? 
Now, Dad, I'm trying to tell you 
why I'm in jail! Well, anyway, we 
came out of the Grant and climbed in 
what afterwards turned out to be the 
car in back of Bill's, but as they looked 
quite a bit alike, and the key fit, I 
didn't notice the difference. We drove 
around all day and late in the after- 
noon we came back to town. About 
that time a Police Car drove up be- 
side me and told me to pull over to 
the curb. I told them that I had only 
borrowed the car but that seemed to 
make matters worse. They insisted that 
I go down to the jail and explain to 
the Chief. At first, of course, I could 
not understand why the car had been 
reported stolen and I was still more 
surprised when a man identified it as 
his car. Things looked pretty black 
about this time, but we finally got 
hold of Bill who said that the guy 
was a liar because it was his car. How- 
ever, Bill came down town and found 
that his car was still parked in front 
of the Grant. Why don't I come home? 
Well, you see the guy whose car I took 
says that he will withdraw all charges 
if I will fill his tank with gas. Why 
don't I? Well, Dad, I wondered if 
you would come down and bring 
your credit card with you. You see 
I'm a little broke. And, Dad — do you 
think you can keep this out of the 

Elmer Gahlbeck. 

Is anybody happier because you passed 
his way? 

Does anyone remember that you spoke 
to him today? 

This day is almost over and it's toil- 
ing tune is through 

Is there anyone to utter now a kindly 
word of you? 

Did you give a cheerful greeting to the 
friend who came along 

Or a churlish sort of "Howdy" and 
then vanish in the throng? 

Were you selfish, pure and simple, as 

you rushed along the way 
Or is someone mighty grateful for a 

deed you did today? 
Can you say tonight, in parting with 

the day that's slipping fast 
That you helped a single brother of 

the many that you passed — 
Is a single heart rejoicing over what 

you did or said? 
Does a man whose hopes were fading, 

now with courage look ahead? 
— Selected. 
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mndel-nirplane Huiators 

(Continued from page 36) 

months ago; and Bob Helmer who 
has also been very active in the model 
field. Another charter model builder 
is Ben Hammin whose ship was pic- 
tured in the November CONSOLI- 
DATOR. All of these men are in the 
Wing Department. 

If you arc interested in building 
models, watching Models fly, or just 
generally interested in aviation, con- 
tact Jim Roche of Final Assembly, or 
Bill Gilchrist, Personnel Director, for 
further details about this new group. 

Ulhat's Vour iDcal number? 

(Continued from page 21 ) 

An idea of the work involved in 
installing the system may be gained 
by quoting the fact that there was 
used a total of 279.850 ft. of wire in 
multi-pair cables and twisted pairs, 
between the PBX board and the ma- 
chine equipment, or approximately 
5 7 J/2 miles of wire. This does not 
include any wire used between local 
telephones and the machine room and 
switchboard. Also, it was necessary to 
make seventy-nine soldered connec- 
tions for each local line connected to 
the system, a total of over ten thou- 
sand soldered connections. 

What happens when you dial 272? 
When the first digit is dialed, the au- 
tomatic selector switch starts to search 
thru the five selector trunks for the 
201-300 group and automatically 
connects you with an unoccupied 
trunk. Dialing the remaining two 
digits connects you with, and auto- 
matically rings line 72 in this group 
after first testing to determine if the 
line is not in use. If the line called is 
in use. the selector automatically con- 
nects you with a "busy-back" jack, 
which gives you the familiar "busy" 
signal. Simple, isn't iti" As the old 
darky said when his boss explained 
the farm-lighting plant to him: "'Yas- 

. SAY Y 

suh, I understands it puffickly, 'cept 
for one thing. How does they get the 
Kerosene thru them little wiahs?" 

Considerable credit is due to Messrs, 
E. R. Yost and C. Hallett of the Busi- 
ness office of the Southern California 
Telephone Company, who first of all 
sold CONSOLIDATED the idea, 
then handled all of the innumerable 
details, acted as "liaison officers" be- 
tween CONSOLIDATED, Western 
Electric and Southern California Tele- 
phone so effectively that the entire 
program was completed on schedule 
without a single hitch. 

The compiling, editing and print- 
ing of the interior telephone directory 
was necessarily delayed until the last 
minute and was ably handled by Bob 
Jones and Beatrice Rypins assisted by 
L. McManus, E. Bradshaw and C, 


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An invitation is extended 
to the industry to see the 
Summerill Draw Bench in 
actual operation at the National 
Pacific Aircraft Show, Booth No. 
52. This miniature Draw Bench 
will actually cold draw tubes, 
both round and streamlined, re- 
ducing them in diameter, as well 
as wall thickness. This interest- 
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Campbell Chevrolet Co 30 

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Mission Cleaners 4 

Morgan's Cafeteria 9 

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Roy's Market 24 

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Sears-Roebuck 35 

Standard Furniture 5 

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Sunshine Alleys 28 

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wish to announce that a complete "Home 
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Instruments" has been prepared by Mr. Geo. 
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Routine Record 

In January 1934, Navy flyers made the 
longest non-stop formation flight in avia- 
tion history. Patrol Squadron VP-io, 
consisting of six big Wright Cyclone- 
powered Consolidated Navy patrol flying 
boats and 30 officers and men, flew 2,399 
mi. over the Pacific Ocean from San Fran- 
cisco to Honolulu's Pearl Harbor in 24 hr. 
45 min. (Time, Jan. 22, 1934). The 
Na\y's high command modestly waved 
aside the acclaim that followed this re- 
markable flight, said it was merely a rou- 
tine transfer of men and equipment. Last 
week the Navy effected another "routine 
transfer of men and equipment," sur- 
passed Squadron VP-io's mass-flight 

One morning Lieut. Commander Wil- 
liam McDade and So officers and men of 
Patrol Plane Squadron VP-6 climbed into 
twelve huge low-slung flying boats in San 
Diego Harbor, roared off without cere- 
mony in trim formation toward Pearl Har- 
bor, 2,553 rni- away. Next morning, 21 
hr. 48 min. later. Patrol Squadron VP-6 
completed its routine task without mishap 
at Pearl Harbor. 

Patrol Squadron VP-6's new flying boats 
are called PBY-i patrol bombers. With 
i,ioo-h. p. Twin Row Wasp engines, re- 
tractable wing pontoons and clipper lines, 
they are the first twelve of 176 such ships 
ordered by the Navy from Consolidated 
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Volume 2 

April, 1937 

Number 4 

The Pilot's Thirteen 

1. As the telephone operator who giveth the wrong num- 
bers, so is he who extolleth his exploits in the air. 

2. He shall enlarge upon the dangers of his adventures, but 
in my sleeve shall be heard the tinkling of silvery laughter. 

3. Let not thy familiarity with aeroplanes breed contempt, 
lest thou become exceeding careless at a time when great care 
is necessary to thy well-being. 

4. My son, obey the law and observe prudence. Spin thou 
not lower than 1,^00 cubits nor stunt above thine own dom- 
icile. For the hand of the law is heavy, reacheth far and wide 
throughout the land. 

5. Incur not the wrath of the flight commander by break- 
ing the rules; for he who maketh right-hand circuits shall be 
cast out into outer darkness. 

6. Let not thy prowess in the air persuade thee that others 
cannot do even as thou doest; for he that showeth off in public 
places is an abomination unto his fellow pilots. 

7. More praiseworthy is he who can touch tail-skid and 
wheels to earth at one time, than he who loopeth and roUeth 
'till some damsel stares in amazement at his daring. 

8. He who breaketh an undercarriage in a forced landing 
may, in time be forgiven, but he who taxieth into another plane 
shall be despised forever. 

9. Beware the man who taketh off without looking behind 
him, for there is no health in him; verily, I say unto you, his 
days are numbered. 

10. Clever men take the reproofs of their instructor in the 
same wise, one like unto another; with witty jest, confessing 
their dumbness and regarding themselves with humor. Yet they 
try again, profiting by his wise counsel and taking not offense 
at aught that has been said. 

H. As a postage stamp which lacketh its glue, so are words 
of caution to a fool; they stick not, going in one ear and out 
the other, for there is nothing between to stop them. 

12. My son, hearken unto my teaching and forsake not the 
laws of prudence, for the reckless shall not inhabit the earth 
for long. 

13. Hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not; thus 
wilt thou fly safely; length of days and a life of peace shall 
be added unto thee. 


Editorial i 

President's Column 2 

Our New Directors 3 

Femme News 4 

The Air Show 5 

Capital News 7 

Hiram Plowboy 9 

Machine Shop Drippings 10 

Colorful Protection 12 

Tropical Fish 14 

The "MT" Stag 15 

Industrial Preparedness and Air Corps Needs 16-17 

The Tool Room 18 

Riveting in Aircraft Construction 20 

Bits From the Bench 21 

Mountain News 22 

Award Winners 23 

Mesa Flying Club 26 

Combustion Powered Motors 28 

Hobbies 29 

Plant News 2-32 

All communications should be addressed to the CONSOLIDATOR. c/o CONSOLIDATED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION. Lindbergh Field. San Diego, California. 
Permission to reprint, in whole or in part, any of the subject matter herein, is gladly granted any established publication provided proper credit is given the CONSOLIDATOR. 
Material may not b Printed in the U. S. A. by Frye K Smith. 850 Third Ave., San Diego, California. 


Hnother Routine Deliuerv 

As we go to press, a dispatch is received 
stating that another routine deHvery 
flight of twelve Consolidated PBY-1 fly- 
ing boats has been successfully completed. 
One of the outstanding features of this 
flight was the rapidity with which these 
boats entered the water and took off. 

At 2:13 P.M. on Monday, April 12, the 
first airplane, ll-P-2, started down the 
ramp and was launched, with Lt. Claude 
W. Haman at the controls. Within 13 
minutes, Lt. Com. L. A. Pope, the com- 
manding officer of the Squadron, taxied 
his plane, the 11-P-l, into the water. At 
2:48 P.M., 3 5 minutes after the beginning 
of operations, the last airplane left the 
waters of San Diego Bay and headed out 
to sea. After an uneventful flight these 
twelve Navy airplanes completed the 2 5 53 
mile hop and gently settled down in the 
waters of Pearl Harbor. 

That the PBY type airplane is well 
suited for long flights was first demon- 
strated in 193 5 when the XPBY-1 estab- 
lished an international airline distance rec- 
ord as well as an international broken line 
distance record for this type of aircraft 
in its flight from Cristobal Harbor, Canal 
Zone, to San Francisco Bay, Alameda, Cali- 
fornia, October 14-15, under the com- 
mand of Lt. Comdr. Knefler McGinnis. 
The international airline distance record 
is 3281.4 miles. The broken line distance 

record is 3443.2 miles. 

On January 28, 1937, twelve Consoli- 
dated PBY-1 airplanes, with a crew of 
eighty officers and men, under the com- 
mand of Lt. Comdr. William McDade, 
made a non-stop formation flight from 
San Diego Bay to Pearl Harbor, Territory 
of Hawaii, in 21 hours, 48 minutes, du- 
plicating the flight made by Commander 
McGinnis with six P2Y-1 airplanes in 

Following is a list of members of Squad- 
ron VP-11, who took part in the latest 

11-P-l — Pope, L. A., It. comdr.; Gage, 
J. A., jr., Av. Cadet; Balske, C. A., A.C. 
M.M. (P.A.), (N.A.P.); Potts, W. H., 
A.C.M.M. (P.A.); Mayer, A., C.R.M. 
(A.A.) ; Potter, G. E.,; Robinson, 
E. C, 

ll-P-2— Haman, Claude W., It.; West, 
L. J., A.C.M.M. (P.A.), (N.A.P.); Mc- 
Pherron, H. A., (N.A.P.); 
Cloud, P. S., A.C.M.M. (A.A.); John, 


E. G.,; Cheney, O. W., Y2c; 
Anderson, M. L., 

ll-P-3 — Turner, Frank, It.; Cusick, J. 
O., (N.A.P.); Fitzmaurice, M. 
J., A.C.M.M. (P.A.); Rawls, J., R.M.2c; 
Griffin, G. G., A.M.M.2c; Sippel, R. G., 
A.C.M.M. (P.A.). 

ll-P-4— Dey, W. C, jr.. It.; Rover, 
T. W., Av. Cadet; Anderson, J. M., A.M. (N.A.P.) ; Sunderland, J., A.C.M.M. 
(P.A.); Hester, J. H.,; Nied- 
zwiecki, J. G.,; Morrill, N. G., 

ll-P-5 — Ramsey, Paul H., It.; ''Evans, 
C. H., A.M.M.2C (N.A.P.) ; Spraggins, 
J. A., R.M.2C (N.A.P.); Buck, H. D., 
A.C.M.M. (A.A.); Leftwich, L.L., R.M. 
2c; Carr, R. L.,; Meneough, 
H. M., 

ll-P-6— McKechnie, A. W., It.; =-Eddy, 
W. D., A.M.M.2C (N.A.P.); Woodson, 
J. D., (N.A.P.); Cinq-Mars, 
G. J., A.C.M.M. (A.A.) ; Daniels, H. E.,; Oliver, G. C, A.M.M.3c; Price, 
R. S., A.C.M.M. (P.A.). 

ll-P.7— Whaley, W. B., It.; Stephens, 

E. W., It.; McLaughlin, S. R., Av. Cadet; 
Dixon, L. A., A.C.O.M. (P.A.), (N.A. 
P.); Asher, A. E., A.C.M. (P.A.); Lentz, 

F. C, C.R.M. (P.A.); Ronicker, G. M., 

ll-P-8 — Craig, Kenneth, It.; "Davies, 
J. H., A.M.M.2C (N.A.P.); Weaver, R. 
M., (N.A.P.); Coburn, J. F., 
jr.,; Matter, W. E., R.M. 2c; 
Joyce, J. L., A.M.M.2c; Logan, G. R., 

1 l-P-9— Ashford, W. H., jr., It.; Kuhn, 
T. H., A.C.M.M. (P.A.), (N.A.P.); Mor- 
ton, G. T., A.C.M.M. (A.A.); Bailey, 
H. A., R.M.2c; McDowell, M. H., A.M.; Daly, H. F., A.C.M.M. (A.A.). 

11-P-lO— Perrill, H. K., It.; Coward, 
C. G., A.C.M.M. (A.A.) (N.A.P.) ; Tay- 
lor, H. B., (N.A.P.); Cossett, 
O. P., A.C.M.M. (P.A.); Strack, F., jr.,; Miller, P. B., A.M.M.2c. 

11-P- 11— Cooper, E. G., It.; Kaenel, 
L. J., R.M.2C (N.A.P.); Harper, T. A.,; Roley, J. E., R.M.2c; Grif- 
fin, R. V. B., A.M.M.2c; McManus, M. 
J., A.C.M.M. (P.A.). 

ll-P-12— Hale, H. H., It. j.g.; Las- 
sctcr, P., A.C.M.M. (P.A.), (N.A.P.); 
Waldrop, J. P.,; Gunsolley, J. 
W., R.M.2c; Hannah, A. H., A.M.M.2c; 
Burnish, W. B., C.B.M. (A.A.). 

"N.A.P.'s for transportation to Pearl 
Harbor for dutv. 

The Cousolidator regrets that we 
are again without the "President's 

As we go to press. Major Fleet is 
on an airplane flying East to look 
after the varied and far-reaching in- 
terests of Consolidated. 

We hope Major Fleet will be able 
to give us the "President's Column" 
next month. — Ed. 

Geo. Voigt, tool designer, is leaving for 
Buffalo on the 24th to aid his father in 
the cement contracting business. Best 
wishes for both of you, and hope you can 
be back with us again. Davidson. 

E. B. Clark in charge of night blue- 
printing has now become the husband of 
the former Miss Ruth McLain of River- 
side, and they are residing at 3 3 36 30th. 

Bill Weaver, Tool Inspector, is re- 
ported burning the midnight oil over a 
two-cylinder gas engine of his own de- 

E. "Eff" Minch, clerk of the tool room 
was transferred to Tool Design and while 
holding the fort there, Bob Young is 
sleuthing for tools in the warehouse. 



Mrs. Black: We really must get a new 
car, John. 

Mr. Black: What — when we're still 
paying installments on the car I exchanged 
for the car I sold in part pajntient for 
the car we've got now? 


April, 1937 


AT the Annual Meeting of the Directors 
^ of Consolidated Aircraft Corpora- 
tion, which was held March 17, 193 7, the 
number of directors of the Corporation 
was increased to fifteen. To fill the va- 
cancies thus created, Mr. John D. Hertz 

193 3, Mr. Hertz was Chairman of the 
Finance Committee of Paramount Pictures, 
Inc. He is also a director of many corpora- 
tions, among which are the Chicago Motor 
Coach Co., Omnibus Corporation, New 
York Railways Co., Paramount Pictures, 

Photo by Piich Bros., New York. 

Robert Lehman 

and Mr. Robert Lehman of the firm of 
Lehman Bros., New York, New York, 
were elected to the Board of Directors. 

Mr. Robert Lehman is the son of Mr. 
Philip Lehman, who is the senior partner 
of Lehman Brothers. Mr. Robert Lehman, 
44 years of age, is a graduate of Yale, 1913 
Class. He was Captain, Battery B, 3 1 8th 
Field Artillery, in the A.E.F. during the 
war. He is a director of many corporations, 
some of which are the Associated Dry 
Goods, Puplan Silk Corp., General Amer- 
ican Investors, General Foods Corporation, 
Gimbel Brothers, Pan American Airways, 
Selznick International and Sylvania In- 
dustrial Corp. Mr. Lehman was recently 
elected President of The Lehman Corpo- 

Mr. John D. Hertz, partner in Lehman 
Brothers since January 1, 1934, started his 
career as reporter on The Chicago Record. 
He left newspaper work to become auto- 
mobile salesman and developed the Yellow 
Cab systems from which developed The 
Yellow Cab Manufacturing Co., which 
was absorbed by General Motors Corpora- 
tion. From November 1931 to January, 


Plmlo liy Blank li Slolhr, New York. 

John D. Hertz 

Inc., Invisible Glass Corp., Keeshin Trans- 
continental Freight Lines, Inc., Madison 
Square Garden Corp., Arlington Park 
Jockey Club, Hialeah Park Association, 
Polo Magazine and The Lehman Corpo- 

Food For Thought 

Look upon your job as your business, 
financed by your employer, with a guar- 
anteed profit to you, even though he takes 
a loss. 

The School of Experience offers but two 
grades — up and down. 

It takes time to make a position out of 
job. That is why nearly all worthwhile 
positions are filled with men who have 
been on the job a long time. 

Do as best you can, that which you are 
supposed to do, and soon you will have 
something better to do. 

About the only good luck I have ever 
had has been a willingness to work. 
E. Roehmholdt, 1810. 


nttention, EKplorers! 

You boys who look at the Archbold 
Boat with dreamy eyes, thinking of 
faraway places it will visit and wishing 
you were going to be with it, should get 
in touch with "Major" Bill Jensen, whose 
pet hobby is planning a safari into darkest 
Africa and is looking for desirable mem- 
bers to make up the expedition. 

His plan is to set up a little Utopia in 
faraway Nairobi on the East African 
coast and enjoy life in regal splendor. 

He has a few openings for desirable 
members. If you have any qualifications 
that you feel might fit you to become a 
member of his party drop a letter in the 
Suggestion Box and it will be forwarded 
to him. 

As Nairobi is some 14,000 miles from 
here anyone subject to spells of Nostalgia 
better consider carefully before deciding 
as it's a long walk home. "B." 

RossdII lUrites From lleiu 
HomB nt Concord 

General Delivery, 
Concord, N. H., 
Mar. 23, 1937 
Dear Frank: 

Arrived safe and sound to enjoy the tail- 
end of the New Hampshire winter. Just as 
soon as we unpack our goods and can dig 
out a camera, I will take a few snapshots 
of our home, a brick colonial house, built 
about the year 1820. Our place is located 
in the village of Penbroke, 6 miles south of 
the city of Concord on route No. 3, be- 
tween Manchester and Concord. We have 
43 acres of land running from the high- 
way down to the banks of the Merrimac 
River, with a wonderful view of the sur- 
rounding hills and mountains. 

As you will note, my present mailing 
address is General Delivery, Concord, 
N. H. Please send me the present copy of 
the Consolidafor (March issue) as soon as 
possible, as I am anxious to read about 
what is going on around and about Con- 

Will write in a week or ten days, after 
we get settled, giving a more detailed ac- 
count of our place. 


Felix J. Rossoll. 
P.S. — Best wishes to all the boys. 

"Well, I guess he missed the train." 
Such was the sentence which went around 
the Wing Department when Max "Alice 
De Goon" Sperry showed up for work 
the day after the circus left town. 




There seems to be a slight scarcity of 
"Blessed Events" to report but a few of 
the boys, especially certain members of 
Coiisolitlated's La Jolla contingent, are 
talking of a cooperative purchasing set-up 
for near future requirements. 

Neii'i Flash! Lola has been found and 
the situation is well in hand. 

Flash!!! Mr. and Mrs. Garner Green an- 
nounce the arrival of an heir — a daughter. 
Linda, who weighed 6 lbs. and 13 ozs. ar- 
rived with a howl in the wee small hours 
on March 30th. "Mommy" Green is doing 
fine although "Poppy" Green hasn't fully 

Eauesdropping in the [onsDlidated Restroom Just 
Hbout One o'clock 

By the "Fcmme News" Editor 

Vaiiita: I went to bed so early last night, 
and I'm still tired. 

Florence: (Opening a large thermos bot- 
tle) Try some of my Campbell's Vegetable 

Lillian: I like my work real well. 

Mat tie: Well, you know . . . Well you 
know . . . 

Beatrice: (Just looks and listens.) 

Lucy M.: Oh, Girls, I baked the nicest 
cake yesterday. 

Marian G.: Darling, have you read 
"Gone With the Breeze?" 

Rose: What, Escondido? We started for 
Ensenada — something wrong. 


Catherine: Consolidated is the nicest 
place Lve ever worked. 

Grace: My ankle is better, but never 
again — but he was a cute horse. 

Kathleen: Did my Mother cramp my 
style? She stayed up longer than usual and 
he went home. 

Agnes: Got to go to the "Little Girls" 

Fay G.: With a look of disgust, gets up, 
shrugs her shoulders and walks out. 

Margaret: I'm the only ambitious one 
in the bunch. 

Mary Eleanor: Quiet. I'll finish this 
sweater if it takes me all year. 

Dorothy Pohhnan: Getting acquainted 
— just smiles. 

Clara: Hello, girls, how are you? 

Leta: I came in late to avoid the rush. 
Have you a match? 

Marcella: Well, gals, it's about time to 
go to work. 

Jean: I didn't go to lunch until 12:20 — 
I won't hurry back. 

Marjorie: I wish I was going some swell 

Irma: If it was only 1:01 so we could 
have a soft seat. 

Frances (Just entering.) : Seems to me 
this place is awfully crowded — don't you 
girls do any work? 

Dorothy Peterson: Pantomime .... 

Marion Morin: Get any more machines 
in that office, I won't have a place to sit. 
Say, did you hear about the sailor whose 
wife had a new baby? — She sent him down 
to the store for some diapers. "How many 
do you want. Sir," asked the storekeeper. 
"How many are needed?" asked the sailor. 
"About two dozen," replied the store- 

keeper. "How much are they?" asked the 
sailor. "One dollar and a half, including 
the tax." "Never mind the tax." replied the 
sailor, "My wife will put them on with 
safety pins." 

Ai'is: Mamma and I always have lunch 

Louise: (Does not know the girls very 
well — but getting acquamted. ) 

Fay P.: It's a lot nicer in Los Angeles. 

Eia: It's five after one, Blanche will be 
wild — I couldn't find a parking space. 

Blanche: Vt'here is my hat? I had a hat 
this morning. Got to go downtown. 

In answer to the numerous questions 
about the new additions to our group. 
Miss Dorothy Poehlman is the young lady 
in Mr. Carpenter's office. Miss Louise Giro- 
don and Miss Lillian Griebner are helping 
with the Russian Contract, the young fel- 
low with the smile is Shelby Best, Dis- 
patcher for the Hulls, and Jake Deitzer is 
a transfer from the Sheet Department. 
Welcome to our happy throng! 


Von Meeden from Transportation De- 
tail to "Squirrel Cage." 

Clardy from "Squirrel Cage" to orderly 
in "Psychopathic Ward." 

In memDriom 

Here lies the remains oi Jonathan Gray 

U'ho died detcnding his right oi way. 
He was right, dead right, as he sped along 
But he's just as dead as it he'd been wrong. 
(Author Unknown) 
(Taken from Summary Calitornia Vehicle 
Code — 1955.) 


April, 1937 

n UlBEk-End at the 

Hir Shoui 

PLENTY of skidding cnroute . . . Jack 
Thompson checking in at the Plaza. 
. . . The new Aviation Club at the same 
place ... all the boys there being plenty 
happy . . . Charley Babb showing us all 
how to handle the electric rifle and could 
he clip 'em off. . . . Lloyd Stearman telling 
the boys in the Cinnabar about the new 
Stearman-Hamniond . . . Sammy Metzger 
of same company (plenty nice one time 
Japanese boy) doing the same . . . Reed 
Chambers, one time War Ace and now 
Aviation Underwriters insurance expert, 
watching for accidents . . . Doug Kelly of 
Airtech mingling around . . . Russel 
Rogers pilot for Richard Archbold enjoy- 
ing the fun . . . "Pop" Cleveland as ever 
having a good time . . . The show itself 
is worth while . . . Louise Thaden, Bendix 
winner smiling as always, broadcasting 
her opinion . . . Laura Ingalls doing the 
same . . . Jacqueline Cochrane doing her 
say-so by remote control . . . Cliff Hen- 
derson beaming at the revenue gate . . . 
Dana Boiler, Stinson pilot showing the 
new Reliant's advantages . . . TWA's 
Cocke explaining the new homing device 
. . . Elvy Kalep, famous Estonian aviatrix, 
demonstrating her book "Air Babies" . . . 
Jane Dunn and Lucy Fisher as always 
popular with everyone, looking things 
over . . . Harvey Dyer and Tom Colby 
of the Berry Bros. Colby's entertaining 
. . . Kenneth Boedecker the Wright expert, 
taking pictures and autographs in between 
his explaining the best in motors . . . 
handsome Dick White in the same exhibi- 
tion . . . Al Lodwick of the Curtiss 
Wright Company circulating . . . Sperry 
Corporation's Mr. Leigh saying "hello" 
to his many friends after just making a 
tough trip from Brooklyn, N. Y. . . . 
Carl Squier, popular Lockheed executive 

telling about the "Electra" . . . Waldo 
Waterman advertising his "tailless won- 
der" . . . Arch Atherton showing people 
what makes Switlick chutes open when 
you pull the string . . . Douglas company's 
big K.L.M. ship attracting much atten- 
tion . . . Al Menasco watching his motors 
go round and round . . . Paul Mantz' blind 
flying instruction machine receiving much 
attention in the Standard Oil exhibit . . . 
W. R. Angell, Jr. showing off his Con- 
tinental motors . . . Claude Ryan's ST re- 
ceiving lots of notice . . . Palmer Nichols 
with his Pacific Airmotive exhibit . . . 
Benny Howard's fast ship . . . Pictures of 
our PBY-l's at the Fafnir Bearing exhibit 
. . . "Omy" O'Mahundra taking care of 
Garrett Supplies . . . More Consolidated 
products at Baker's Summerill Tubing Co. 
booth . . . Taylor cub's receiving some 
growling praise and Major Moseley's "Baby 
Cyclone" engines throwing off steam to 
the delight of the model builders . . . and 
after you have seen everything else, go to 
the information desk just to ask questions 
— one blonde and one brunette question 
answerer . . . mmm . . . 

Vital Statistics 

Best looking airplane exhibit — Lockheed. 

Best equipment exhibit — Bendix with 
Sperry running a close second. 

Smallest airplane — Rose Parakeet. 

Largest airplane — Douglas DC-3. 

Best talker — Cliff Henderson. 

Best shot — Charley Babb. 

Best dressed woman — Jane Frances 

Best drinker — Jim Pedler. 
Best boat — I wouldn't know. 
Biggest headache — I do know — mine. 
Handsomest pilot — Dana Boiler (but 
girls, he's the father of twins). 

Most missed man — Roscoe Turner. 

— ^Jack. 

Dear Editor Consolidator: 

My heart glowed when I read the letter 
in your last issue, suggesting that men of 
experience write articles (copy from books 
not being permitted) about how they vio- 
late "laws of mechanics" to get a difficult 
job out. 

I have been around and it is with no 
little pride that I state that in many cases 
my vocation has sometimes been my vaca- 
tion. The period of servitude usually term- 
inated when various "laws" were violated 
— not always deliberately but generally in 
a decided spirit of ignorance. 

Reviewing my past, I can heartily as- 
sure you that if an article about how I 
ran the "Jute Mill" at Columbus, Ohio, 
might interest the boys, a word from you 
would be sufficient. 

"One Round" Haircut. 

Dear "One Round" Haircut: 

Speaking for the boys, I assure you that 
we would all be interested in an article 
from you. Editor. 

It seems to me that if the authorities 
really wanted to decrease the accidents and 
deaths on our local highways, they would 
get wise that the guy who causes double 
turnout headon crashes isn't the citizen 
who cruises around fifty or so but the dim 
bloke who skips along between thirty-five 
and forty and does it in the center of the 
road. Don't these muts realize when they 
look back at the procession that they're 
sporting with death for someone else in 
the line they're holding up while they drive 
merrily on their way to lag and kill un- 
molested. Les, 7119. 


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Steve Powell, that ever-hustling young 
man in the Wing Department, is quite 
versatile. 'Tis rumored that he can talk 
equally well with either hand. 

Harold Owen, that cart-pushing Romeo 
from Finished Parts, is writing a book. 
"With Alice in Wonderland" would be an 
appropriate title. 

That young Irish Maestro, of the padded 
gloves, Micky Burleigh, gave a demon- 
stration to a certain young lady one even- 
ing. Gosh, Mickey, didn't you know that 
girls could get black eyes? 

What was Carl Koenig digging a ditch 
for at Presidio Hills one Sunday morning? 
Was I sober? 

"Army" Armstrong, that Santa Anita 
horse-feeder, will take on all comers in a 
golf game. Don't let that picture go to 
your head, "Army." 

Following his appointment as lead man 
in the stringer department, "Red" Nick- 
ells turns around and carts off first prize 
in the February suggestion contest. Con- 

'Tis rumored that Don Kimball, Wing 
clerk, turned down an offer to play ball 
with the Los Angeles Angels. Whatsa 
matter, Don? 

I wonder why Art "Toady" Duncan has 
been so quiet for the past few weeks. Could 
it be that he is in training for that smoker? 

Mr. Charles Bohley, former stringer, 
now an Experimenter, has taken up drink- 
ing Coco-Malt. Would you be so kind 
as to tell us why, Charles? 

Sam Galasso and Jim Elliott, former 
heads of the mailing and messenger de- 
partment at the Xpo, are now full-fledged 
riveteers. Jim has been a Comolidafor for 
almost a year now and is gradually losing 
all his extra "muscle?" 


Caught OH the fly. "Coffee Nerves" 
Bohley coming out of the police court. 
Bill Larson praying that nobody breaks 
his record of 6' 4" in the high jump out 
at State College. Frank Boyle running 
into a motor and getting "drilled." Al 
McLean looking as graceful as a swan 
while dancing. A certain Consolidated of- 
ficial having the door of his car taken off 


by one of the boyi near the North Park 
theatre (a broken handle was the cause of 
all the work) . "Whitey" working out with 
regularity. (For what?) Kids sailing boats 
in the parking lots. A certain Consolidator 
wanting to punch noses to settle our park- 
ing problems. Miracle of the week — gate- 
keeper looking at our badges. 

Anda nudder munth has goonbye. 

Scutih Frugality 

By Bill Gilchrist, 808 

IN the Pontoon Department Unit No. 4 
of the Buffalo Shop, Thomas Robert- 
son, a Scotchman known to all as Scotty 
the Sweeper, noticed a lot of bolts, nuts, 
packer screws and rivets piling up before 
his broom. Being Scotch and taught to 
economize, he gathered up a panful and 
laid them on a table. Another man of 
Scotch descent had a large magnet in his 
tool box and tried it out in separating 
steel from dural with the result that from 
that time on all such sweepings in the 
Pontoon Department were sorted and used 
over and over. 

The habit grew to other departments 
and followed us to California. The accum- 
ulation of bolts, nuts and rivets in some 
departments were the horror and despair 
of foremen and clerks. In the Hull Depart- 
ment, where so many bolts are used for 
bulkhead assemblies, an accumulation of 
several hundred pounds, filling several 
large pans, was waiting to be sorted. One 
of the men in the Hull Department had 
the misfortune to break a leg. Having no 
group insurance, his friends devised the 
idea of him doing the sorting. Several pans 
were taken to him with small pans and 
paper bags to put them in. After sorting, 
they were brought back to the receiving 
room, weighed in and credited to the one 
who had done the sorting. Three other fel- 
lows were laid up for long periods of time 
so they were given some work to do. 

Needless to say, the venture was a suc- 
cess as the men made a few dollars to help 
pay expenses. The work occupied a goodly 
portion of their time and kept them from 
thinking how slowly the hands move 
around on the face of the clock. 

That young man in the Experimental 
Department, recently promoted to assist- 
ant contact man, is none other than Wistar 
Chubb (8014). That ever-present tuft 
of beard and well known blue working 
outfit have disappeared and a sophisticated 
gentleman now seems to have ever\'thing 
under control. 

April, 1937 

news From the Capitol 

Washington, D. C, 
April First, 1937. 

THESE are busy days at the Capital. 
So many momentous questions elbow 
each other for front-page headlines. The 
Supreme Court debate; the European situa- 
tion; the question of sit-down vs. stand- 
up; a flock of assorted murder mysteries; 
and every day more and more appear. But 
— believe it or not — all these momentous 
questions of the day are hereabout tempo- 
rarily shrinking into insignificance. Two 
most important events hold the public eye 
in Washington. The one has just occurred, 
the other is about to. Number one event, 
the annual Easter Monday egg-rolling 
fiesta held on the White House lawn. 
Number two, the annual cherry blossom 
Exposition. Regarding the first mentioned, 
it was a huge success. Everyone had a good 
time, except the White House gardeners 
who had to clean up the mess. Tradition 
has it that this practice was started in a 
long distant administration when the 
children rolled their eggs on the Capitol 
grounds. The law-makers objected. (Did 
it interfere with log-rolling?) The then 
President, coming to the kids' rescue, 
opened the White House grounds to them, 
thus saving the day and the custom to 
posterity. This year 53,180 children and 
their escorts crowded the grounds, an all- 
time high. Of these about 180 got them- 
selves lost, and were impounded in a com- 
modious play-pen until their parents 
caught up with them. Grownups were not 
allowed on the grounds unless accompanied 
by one or more children. This led to a 
lucrative trade on the part of business- 
minded youngsters who stood outside the 
gates, calling out "Take you inside for a 
quarter. Mister!" Some muscled in for as 
low as a dime. 

Egg-rolling as practiced in Washington, 
consists of putting the humble Ovum 


Gallinae (egg to you) through a number 
of paces for which Nature did not orig- 
inally intend it. Rolling it along the ground 
is simple enough, and quite innocuous, but 
the peculiar inner consistency of eggs, 
even though hard-boiled, (some were not) 
is a great temptation to modern youth. 
Shinny games, base-ball games, (ever see 
an egg collide with a baseball bat?) and 
just plain sock-the-next-fellow and then 
beat it before he socks you, are a few sam- 
ples of the diversions of the day. O yes, 
some are eaten with the picnic lunch. The 
President made a short speech. Mrs. Roose- 
velt made a personal appearance. The 
grounds-keepers looked on, eggs flying to 
the right and to the left of them, wishing 
that vacuum cleaners could be made a 
little larger. One by one the kids left, 
bought toy balloons on the Avenue, went 
home. Eggs within and without. 

O yes, we were going to say something 
about the cherry blossoms. These haven't 
happened yet, but should, next week. 
Beautiful Japanese cherry trees line the 
boulevard along the Tidal Basin. They 
were presented to the United States by the 
Mikado during the administration of 
Theodore Roosevelt. The large double blos- 
soms are unique, and produce no fruit 
after they have run their cycle. Last year, 
cold weather froze them out, so this year, 
taking a page out of California's book, 
smudge-pots were set out, and it is claimed, 
saved the crop. 

And also saved the day for Washington's 
hotel keepers and souvenir merchants. 


n male Chorus-Ulhat? 

How many males are interested in a male 
chorus? That is the question Paul M. 
Pease (5512) of the Hull Department 
asks. Paul states that he has had training 
and experience in this line and would be 
willing to work with a group of HE-MAN 
Choristers a few evenings of each week. A 
very generous offer, Paul. 

The Experimental Department wishes to 
extend its deepest sympathy to Daniel 
Martin (8028), whose mother passed away 
March 22nd. 

Ask Joe Maloney to tell you one of his 
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tion. The occasion, by the way, was the 
last Saturday of freedom for George 
"Sonia" Sharp. The place was Strobel's 
Bavaria and master of ceremonies, Frank 
Carey, presided. 

Several departments were well repre- 
sented and the total present added up to 
twenty-four. The pace was set by (Groom 
to be) Sharp with his "farewell to free- 
dom" speech and highlights of the pro- 
gram were numerous. 

Music was prevalent and was ushered 
forth by the golden voice of Bob Mussen. 
The sweet tones bellowed from his inner 
soul and reached down into the cockles of 
our hearts. O'Kay O'Connors gave an in- 
teresting speech for which he neglected to 
select a title. However, the total presenta- 
tion added up to a tied score with the 
bases loaded. 

Ray Peterson very ably kept Charles 
Leigh in debate on the discussion of a four- 
hour day! However, Mr. Leigh outwitted 
the crafty Peterson lad at every turn. It 
proved to be more than entertaining. 

Eddie Jones kept Marvey Muck and 
Bob Whitney very well entertained with 
his reminiscing on New York nights with 
Mac McLaughlin. 

George was overwhelmed when he was 
presented with a pair of silk pajamas as a 
gift from the boys. 

Whitey Dake put across some elegant 
announcing through the medium of the 
microphone and several thriving quartets. 
The party broke up eventually as the stags 
wandered home to their gals. 

Frank Carey and Eddie Jones rate plenty 
of credit for the swell way in which they 
made it possible for us to wish George the 
best of luck and happiness in his married 

On March 19th, Holmes West (8113) 
took the fatal step with Elizabeth Connon 
of San Diego. After a formal wedding, 
which we learn had all the trimmings, the 
couple spent a brief honeymoon at Palm 
Springs. How do you do it. Red? 

News has recently come out that Bob 
Peters (SOJl) and a Miss June La France 
took the vows in Yuma late this February. 
It was a secret long enough. Bob, and 
we're glad to hear of it. 

Paul Dirzuweit (80 54) has finally con- 
fessed as to his whereabouts on March 20th. 
According to his red and beaming face, it 
looks as though the venture to Yuma was 
quite successful. 

Charles Bohley (8156) claims that he 
did not develop his limp walking around 
the plant looking for that 9/64 joggle. 
We still have our doubts, Chuck. 

Dave Wilkinson (8021) and friend wife 
are mighty busy these days with that new 
home over at Bay Park Village. In their 
enthusiasm, it is hard for one to determine 
whether they are painting the house or 

Sturenger us. Phillips 

Another Consolidafor, this time Alfred 
Sturenger of our Tool Hardening Depart- 
ment and Miss Mary Phillips of San Diego 
held hands and were welded together by 
a local Peace Officer on April third. 

At is the son of George Sturenger of our 
Heat Treatment Department, who gave 
the young folks a very pleasant reception 
which was attended by many friends and 
fellow Coinolidators. 

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gratulations to the happy pair, but don't 
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April, 1937 

HiRnm piouiBOV * * 

Dear Hiram: 

Had quite a time gettin yore letter. Pap 
started down to the male box for to get 
youre letter last week and got lost. You see, 
there has been a dust storm blowin' this 
last week and it took eighteen of Jake 
GuUitz' dogs and three serchin parties to 
find him. He wuz alright, though. His nose 
had led him to Uncle Zeb's still, and he 
has been holed up there the past week. 
Brother Zeke hitched up ole Fanny and 
plowed the dust away from the male box 
to get yore letter this morning. 

I know you've been worrying about the 
red heffer, Hiram, but you can quit now. 
You shore will be pleased to hear that she 
upped and caffed. It shore looks suspishusly 
like GuUitz' shorthorn bull. 

So yore werkin in the paint shop there 
in the airyplane werks. I alius knowed 
that yore experience from whitewashin 
Ant Samatha's backyard fence would cum 
in handy sum day. Its shore thrillin to 
think of you paintin all them planes. How 
many planes a day do you paint? Pap sez 
the dust has plum wore the paint offen 
our new outhouse and sez since yore gettin 
to be quite a shakes as a painter, mebbe 
you cud cum back home in one of them 
airyplanes and paint it sum evenin with- 
out losing any time from yore werk. Pap 
sez if you'll do that, he'll give us the new 
caff for when we get hitched up. I tole 
pap that if you didn't get a snap in yore 
briches, the pore caff would grow old and 
die before you get enuf paint throwed to 
fernish us with splicin money. An it takes 
a lot of paint throwin for us to get enuf 
money to buy the old Widow Klutterbuts 
place like we was of a mind to. 

Now don't get riled about my kinda 
hintin about our plans, but fokes are a- 

I gotta close now, Hiram, cuz as you 
know, Brother Bob isn't alius brite, and I 
gotta go out and watch to see that he 
don't hitch old Fanny to the mowing 
machine to go to town like he did last 
week. Your sweety, 


Dear Elmira: 

Got yore letter and wuz shore glad to 
here about the red heffer. I tole ole Jake 
Gullitz that fence between those pastures 
wuzn't strong enuf. Anyhow, its our caff. 

Life has been kinda easy for me here 
lately, and I haven't painted many planes. 
I been doin a powerful lot of government 
work for the boss. It must be turribly im- 
portant werk, cuz I have to be awful care- 
ful. Yestiddy, though, the boss saw me 
scratchin my stummick and said I oughta 
be a good man for scratchin off paint. So 
he give me a bran spankin new scrub 
brush and put me to work. If I make good 
at this, I'll have me a lastin job. I might 
even be boss scrubber before long. 

Ran into an interestin bit of information 
the other day. I happened to notice the 
crick that runs by the plant was purty 
good sized, and I asked a feller here in the 
shop by the name of Bud what crick it 
wuz. He sez its the Pacific Ocean. Would 
you believe it? It don't look nuthin like the 
one in Cuzin Jule's jogriffy that he showed 
us one day. This feller Bud also tells me 
that sharks, wales and sum dang fishes 
called octurpusses with eight legs swarm 
in that there water like flies eround a ded 
horse. Would you believe that! 

Had quite an interestin experience here 
the other evening. Wuz wawkin down the 
main drag (city tawk for main street) and 
happened to look in a winder and saw a 
bunch of peeple sittin around at little 
eround for folkes to put food on just like 

tables eatin and a bunch more passing trays 
the picknicks back hom. I shore thought 
I wuz in luck to run inter a regular bang- 
up soshial herein the city. I wawks in, 
grabs a cuppla trays and starts loadin up. 
But when I got to the end of the counter, 
there wuz a gal there .who gave me a slip 
and said I had to pay for all them vittles. 
It made me so dadburned mad to think 
these peeple would have a picknick and 
then charge a feller for it, I just ups and 
says rooster eggs! and wawks out. You 
know thats my cussingest cuss word and 
I have to be awful mad to say it. 

Herd a houn dog soundin off here the 
other mornin and it really put me in a 
coon-huntin frame of mind. I been lookin 
and inquirin around to find out who the 
coonhunter is, and a feller tells me its a 
submarine whistle I been hearin. Emagine 
that — whistlin coon hounds! I aint never 
herd of a dog of that breed, but I'm still 

The first chanct I get to tawk to Majer 
Fleet I'll borrer a plane and cum rite back 
there to take care of that little paintin 
job you got. Herdln one of them airyplanes 
shouldn't be no worser than drivin that 
Barney mule of mine when he's cantanker- 
ous. Still an all, I might not be able to find 
home if the dust storms you tawk about 
blow much more of it away and move 
other farms in. 

So you still have to watch Brother Bob, 
eh? It's shore too bad that mean mule 
kicked him in the head when he wuz a 
baby. The only thing I can think of that 
could be is a Timekeeper. 

Yore sweetheart, 

It would be interesting to know what 
was behind the joke that was so funny to 
Jess Brown recently. Perhaps Grace Koenig 
or Jerry Swartz can tell us the details. 

"Papa, what makes a man always give a 
woman a diamond engagement ring?" 
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saw Joan Blondell. You should hear him! 
Whoopee! He is telling the world as he 
told the audience in the theatre! John says 
that, after about a three months' rest he 
thinks he will be in shape for another mad 
weekend in Los Angeles! 

By Dan Miller 

HOWDY Folks! Another month has 
rolled by and again we present news 
flashes from here and there, gathered by 
our many news-hawks in the Machine 

Our Bowling Team is just one game 
out of first place and it looks like the 
Machine Shop, although not so good at 
Basketball, is doing all right by itself in 

It has been rumored around that Paul 
Madsen, Milling Machine operator, has 
been downtown looking over some fancy 
store teeth since he ate that cardboard 
sandwich on April Fool's Day. 

Can anyone tell "Pop" Felton how to 
reduce while he eats — pound cakes, fruit 
cakes, upside-down cakes, etc.? 

John (Paducah, Ky.) Myers, self-styled 
idol of the Ozarks, paid his first visit to a 
big town Saturday, March 20, when he 
went to L. A. in company with three other 
big-towners from the first night shift. 
After diligent search, John finally found 
a pair of up-to-the-minute shoes that fit 
his feet. He can't understand why it is 
so difficult for him to find shoes that fit. 
After all these years, John, what do vou 
expect of feet! Well, one of the highlights 
of John's visit to L. A. was a burlesque 
show. As John puts it, "I never seen so 
many pretty gals in my life, and why 
blame me if I drowned out the actors in 
my enthusiasm?" John was so thrilled by 
the big city and the pretty gals that, at 
the end of the show he threw his hat in 
the aisle and trompcd on it. Psst! He also 

n Bathtub Ulith lUings 

IN looking through a pile of ancient 
magazines and things of th; not too dis- 
tant past, when aviation was still more or 
less in its infancy and embryo and design- 
ers were struggling with aerodynamics, a 
picture came to light with the caption, 
"Flying Bathtub." Unusual to say the least 
and our curiosity being aroused, we read 
further and found it to be designed by an 
engineer attached to the Experimental 
Staff at McCook Field. 

The ship was powered with a Henderson 
converted motorcycle engine and flew suc- 
cessfully, although it attained a speed of 
only 60 to 70 miles per hour, which 
brought it dangerously close to the stalling 
point. The fuselage was later enclosed, thus 
cutting down the parasite resistance and 
greatly improving the performance. 

Being exceedingly novel in design and 
in as much as the designer is now on the 
Experimental Staff at Consolidated, we 
thought this might be of interest to those 
who have heard of him as well as those 
who know him. 

This is the Dormoy Flying Bathtub, de- 
signed and built by our Etienne Dormoy 
in 1923. Rather a far cry from the PBY's! 
I. W. Hicks, 15 58, 
V. F. Leisenring. 

Thanks to each and every one of you 
for the many donations which amounted 
to quite a sum, which was handed to me 
by your representative, Dick Moore; and 
thanks to all who dropped in to see that 
I was still kicking. But, after all, I had 
nothing to kick about as I was in a swell 
place and received the best of attention 
from the numerous nurses and such. 

I now have my doubts as to whether 

the boys came up to visit me or the nurses! 

Bob Hague, 4088. 

The Cinderella Boys are quite concerned 
over "Hyacinth's" condition and have 
made several trips to an Indian Veterinary 
about it. She, no doubt, became over-ex- 
posed during her wanderings last month 
while the boys were trying to find their 
mine out in the Fishcake Mountains. The 
mine being washed out and the bovs feel- 
ing washed up makes this new problem 
more or less hard to handle but the boys 
should find a way. 


April, 1937 


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COnnviT HEN ./ 

HollvuuoDil CDmes 
To San Diego 

A new and interesting venture in movie 
magazines has been introduced to San 
Diego. The new magazine combination of 
Hollywood Now and San Diego Now 
was offered to San Diego this last March. 

"Hollywood Now" is published in 
Hollywood while "San Diego Now" is 
published in San Diego. The two parts 
are then bound together and distributed 
imder the title of "Hollywood Now." 
The publication of the local section and 
the distribution of the entire magazine is 
entirely in the hands of the San Diego 
Now Co., made up exclusively of San 
Diego residents. 

The news content and art work of the 
magazine are outstanding — well above the 
average. It is the only magazine of its 
kind and should gain a wide following in 
San Diego. 

The purpose of the publication, to give 
clean and interesting facts about the bet- 
ter pictures as well as news of interest 
about San Diego and residents of San 
Diego, is novel to say the least. It should 
go over. Consoliilafor wishes the best of 
luck to "Hollywood and San Diego Now." 

Art Petzon, demon tool designer, paid 
his old haunt here a brief visit last month 
and flew back to Buffalo, headed for a new 
adventure abroad. If the designs get tough, 
Art, remember the advice you used to 
give the boys . . . "Use a Ys nut." 

No. 5 32. 


Thompson Returns 

We again have in our midst Jack 
Thompson, genial Chief Inspector, who 
recently returned from a trip to that 
Mecca of many a homesick New Yorker 
— Buffalo. 

Jack left San Diego, March 22 at 5:3 
p. m., and reports that he had a safe trip 
in spite of the fact that Mother Nature 
put on a special show for him enroute to 
Kansas City and displayed some of her 
choicest wares — blizzards, dust storms, 
rain storms and rough weather. Because of 
the weather, breakfast was not served — 
even if Jack had been able to eat any! 

The weather in Buffalo was mild the 
first day of his arrival. The next day, 
however, he was treated to the spectacle 
of a severe blizzard which, he was in- 
formed was the worst Buffalo had ex- 
perienced this winter. Instead of com- 
plaining. Jack was jubilant, because it 
reminded him of old times. 

While in Buffalo, he visited Bell Air- 
craft, which he found extremely busy. 
It was at its peak production on our PBY-1 
panels. At the time of his arrival, 5 sets 
had been completed. 

On his return trip, Jack stopped over 
in Pittsburgh where he visited some of our 
vendors. He enjoyed a very pleasant visit 
at the Aluminum Company of America 
and had the privilege of visiting their re- 
search laboratory. 

After a somewhat rough return trip. 
Jack arrived in San Diego, Sunday evening, 
the 4th of April. 

Welcome home. Jack, we're all mighty 
glad to see you again! 

Johnny Alls is about as Scotch an in- 
spector as Consolidated can boast, for when 
Johnny was recently given two free passes 
to the wrestling matches, it is reported that 
he asked his benefactor for the 10 cents 
to go with it! 

The man lUho's Square 

There is something in the twinkle of an honest 

fellow's eye 
That can never be mistaken and can never be 

passed by ! 
Be his station high or lowly, there's that dauntless, 

upright air. 
That convinces all beholders, that the man they 

sec is "square." 
Heaven gives such men influence over those they 

daily meet; 
If they see a fallen brother they will help him 

on his feet. 
Make the "sneaks" a bit uneasy, make the "false" 

act kind of fair. 
For the greatest rogue on record will respect the 

man who's "square." 

Joe Shields, 1871. 






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PAINT- — a commonplace word for a 
commodity which has so interesting 
a background, so useful a present, and so 
colorful a future. 

To our best knowledge, paint was first 
used by Greece and Rome in the days of 
their supremacy, and perhaps even by the 
Egyptians at the time of the Pharaohs. 
Examples of their use of paint may be seen 
in the vases on which skilled artisans de- 
picted heroic deeds and figures with paint 
as their medium of artistry. Since that 
time paint has come thru the period of 
the Medieval Ages, the Renaissance, etc., 
until when the first explorers found Amer- 
ica, the Indians were adorned with red and 
yellow from the blood-root and yellow 
puccoon. Moreover, the Indians had made 
large paintings on rocks, some of which 
retain their color and outline even today. 

But from where does all this color em- 
anate? One simple little word explains it. 
Pigment. Pigment is differentiated from 
dye by its insolubility in the medium in 
which it is mixed. True dye will form an 
almost complete colloidal dispersion in its 
vehicle. Pigments come from many sources, 
such as native colored earths, separations 
from metallic compounds and other min- 
eral sources which are so numerous. In fact, 
any colored substance capable of being 
prepared in the form of impalpable powder 
and insoluble and unalterable under ordi- 
nary atmospheric conditions can be classed 
as pigment. Naturally many which come 
under this category are eliminated as un- 
suitable. A few general requisites for a 
good pigment are covering qualities, im- 
perviousness to vehicle, proper spreading or 
flowing, formation of a durable, protec- 
tive coat when completely applied, purity 
and brightness with power of tint, capa- 
bility of mixing with other colors and per- 
manence of color after long exposure. 

In 1804 the first white lead paint was 
manufactured in the United States and the 
first varnish paint or enamel in 1 8 1 5 — both 
in Philadelphia. The first paint patent was 
issued in 1867. In 183 5 the second syn- 
thetic white pigment was produced in 
commercial quantities by Le Clair in Paris. 
Lithopone, which today exceeds all other 
white picjmcnts in tonnage output was in- 
troduced in 1874 but its production was 
limited until 1920. Titanium oxide and 
antimony oxide are comparatively new. 
White barvtes-abestine and silica are com- 
monly used as extenders. 

Except for the chemical reactions in- 
volved in preparing raw materials the or- 

By n. Ul. Ulright, BD37 

dinary operations for preparations of ar- 
tisan's colors are simple. When painters 
ground their own colors, they used a slab 
and muller. But today efficient machinery 
has been devised, making it impracticable 
and uneconomical for the painter to grind 
his own paint. Very fine pigments are 
ground as are ordinary ones and then 
floated in large vats. As the heavier par- 
ticles sink, the lighter ones are skimmed 
off of the top, dried in constant tempera- 
ture ovens, ground again, sifted and 

Here would be a good place to mention 
a few pigments and their sources. In the 
whites we have white lead, zinc oxide, and 
baryta, a derivative of barium sulphate. 
Among the blues are ultramarine or pow- 
dered lapis-lazuli, and Prussian blue or 
cyanide of iron. Ochres and sienna earth 
and the chromates of lead and various other 
metals give us yellow pigments. The pig- 
ments then, the heart and body of paint, 
are numerous and many hued. They are 
used in all types of paint with the excep- 
tion of clear coverings. 

Now a word or two about the different 
varieties of paint. Varnish is manufactured 
by melting resins at high temperatures in 
large vats and mixing preheated oils so 
that the resins are not precipitated. The 
vats formerly were large black pots and 
were heated over a coke fire in open ovens. 
Now most of the heating is done by elec- 
tricity. After the hot oils and resins are 
mixed the mixture is cooled and driers and 
thinners are added. The difference between 
paint and enamel is that the first is ground 
in oil (linseed, china wood, etc.) and that 
the second is ground in a varnish vehicle, 
or oil containing resins. Shellac and other 
spirit varnishes are made by dissolving 
spirit soluble gums in alcohol. During the 
world war nitrocellulose dopes came to be 
used on airplane wings and are forerunners 
of modern nitrocellulose lacquers. The 
chemist has improved nature's tree gum 
product, resin, and now a synthetic resin 
is produced from which our synthetic 
enamels are derived. 

At the present time there are several 
thousand varieties of available paint and 
varnish finishes. About forty percent of 
these are used for finishing manufactured 
products, CoiisoIiJafcJ's usage being in the 
category, and the other sixty percent are 
for retail consumption. 

As a consumer of prepared paints Coh- 

April, 1937 


suliclafcti uses enamels, synthetic enamels, 
lacquers, nitrate and acetate dopes, var- 
nishes and shellac, and the comparatively 
new primer, zinc chromate. Tlie raw ma- 
terial class includes turpentine, nitro- 
cellulose thinners and acetate thinners, re- 
tarders, aluminum powder (one of our pig- 
ments again) and other smaller items in- 
cidental to jobs as they come up. 

Paint — ah yes! just look at one of our 
ships as it is rolled out of the "X" building 
to be delivered to the Navy. 

Gun Club 

THE indoor ranges in Muehleisen's and 
Stanley Andrews' sporting goods 
houses are both stopping lead regularly in 
the weekly Gun Club shoots. Monday af- 
ternoons at 1:00 p.m. the regular night 
crew holds forth at Muehleisen's range, 
while day men have been meeting at 
Stanley Andrews' Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. 
The ranges will both accommodate small 
bore rifles and pistols of any calibre. Both 
are 2 5 yd. ranges. 

The Police Target Range, on Broadway 
Extension, is available to the club the sec- 
ond Sunday of each month. Ample room 
for pistol shooters is available in 2 5 and 
50-yard ranges, and rifle men will find 
excellent 50 and 100-yard ranges. 

The monthly Shoot held on the Police 
Range is becoming a competitive affair 
between the day and night crews who each 
provided a team to represent their group 
at the April 11th Shoot, results of which 
have already appeared on the outdoor 
bulletin boards. 

The Club offers members the privilege 
of shooting monthly in competition at reg- 
ulation targets, and weekly shoots of an in- 
formal nature. Application has been made 
for group membership in the National 
Rifle Association, which will, when 
granted, enable members to shoot for reg- 
ulation medals over the military qualifying 
course, give the club contact with other 
shooting organizations throughout the 
country and make competitive arrange- 
ments with other N. R. A. member groups 
much easier. Both guns and ammunition 
are now available to members at whole- 
sale prices if bought through the club 
from regular jobbers. 

Scores are getting better and each week 
finds more of us shooting and enjoying it. 
The time when Consolidated can offer 
some competition to various other local 
shooting groups seems to be not far off. 
Those of you who have expressed interest 
in shooting are cordially invited to attend 
any of the meetings most convenient 
to you. George Kendall. 


Bull Throuier's Club 

The daily noon sessions of our Bull 
Throwers Club have lost its master of cere- 
monies and charter member, Frank Wal- 
lace, who has been transferred to the 
Wing Department Tool Crib. During the 
past month, sorry to say, we have not en- 
joyed even one visit from Benny Keigle of 
the Welding Department. Stop in once in 
a while, Benny, just for old times' sake! 

Henry Golem and Jimmy Patten were 
in the gang that went out deep-sea fishing 
and both came back with fish, which is 
more than some of the rest did. They both 
had a good time and are looking forward 
to the next fishing trip. Bob Williams 
tells me he has his tackle all ready and is 
waiting for fishing season to open on the 
lakes where he likes to do his imitation of 
Izaak Walton. He would like to go deep- 
sea fishing but somehow his gastronom- 
ical regions don't function very properly 
after being tossed around by the Pacific 

CauSovua^ XfiAtj&it FORD \l&De^i£aMAtf}/ 

On Sunday, April 18, at the Police 
Range, the big duel of the century, be- 
tween the day crew and the first night 
crew of our shop will take place. 

The night crew have been practicing for 
several months now but the day crew 
says that, after the Shoot, the night crew 
will have to practice several more months 
before they will have nerve enough to 
issue another challenge. On the other hand, 
the night crew says that they are going to 
beat the day crew so badly that they will 
go back to the bow and arrow and start 
all over again at the bottom. 

Hank Golem is going to act as referee 
and it is up to him to see that both sides 
abide by the rules. I know right now that 
he has a job on his hands, but as long as 
everyone is happy when the Shoot is 
through, we can consider it a success. 

I loue Vou mother 

There is a lady I love so well 

You'll love her too, because she's swell 

Her rosy cheeks I'll always kiss 

And the girls with the painted lips I'll miss 

It may be hard to up and say 

"I love you Mother," every day. 

But don't be shy, just up and cry 

"I'll love you Mother," until I die. 

mother of mine 

There is a day that is so fine 
For that dear lady, "Mother of Mine." 
Upon this day she must not bear 
Burdens of others, or children's care 
For this day. Mother, this day so fine 
Is one for you, Oh Mother of Mine. 

Written by Carl Gilchrist, Hoover High School, 
Son of W. C. Gilchrist, 808, Welfare Director. 

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Tropical Fish 

By Phil Boitrque 

NOW why, one might ask, should a 
great big he-man (ahem) find tropi- 
cal fish fascinating? Why not select a 
hobby that is easy and simple, such as 
stamp collecting, first editions, knife 
handles, etc. Why pick a tough one? Be- 
cause, raising tropical fish is difficult and 
different. The deeper you delve into the 
ways and means of properly caring for 
them, including propagation, adequate 
aquarium facilities, feeding, etc., the more 
intensely interesting it becomes — hence 
my reason for selecting a tough one. 

Now, I am by no means an ichthy- 
ologist (dictionaries please) but without 
becoming too terribly dry and technical, 
I'll try to give you, gentle reader, a few 
pointers or interesting sidelights on my 

To begin with, most tropical fish, were 
imported originally from tropical coun- 
tries. In other words, by nature they will 
thrive only in warmer climates. But the 
aquariist can raise them in the arctics, if he 
knows how. There are several hundred 
different varieties of tropical fish and con- 
trary to general belief or knowledge, fifty 
or more are live-bearing. 

In my aquaria, I have about twenty 
varieties, Guppies, red, blue and black 
Platies, green and Mexican Swordtail, 
black Mollienisia Sailfins, Corydoras (a 
catfish from Brazil) pink catfish (from 
Honduras) and Scalere (Angel Fish), etc. 
My favorite, for beauty of color and grace 
of movements, is the "Scalere." Its body 
is circular, with dorsal fin of a greater 
aspect ratio (get it Consoliilafors?) than 
is usually found in other fish. Beautifully 
marked with vertical stripes of glossy 
black and mother of pearl body, it glides 
gracefully and effortlessly through the 
water using only the pectoral fins — the 
motion being barely discernible to the 
casual eye. 

Of course, delicate fish require the best 
in living quarters and besides maintaining 
an aquarium temperature of 70 to 80 
degrees, oxygen must be furnished by the 
water as it is consumed by the fish. Nature 
provides aquatic plants for this purpose, 
however, aeration of the water is some- 
times performed by means of an air pump. 

Feeding, which is necessary only once 
daily, presents the least difficult problem 
(and incidentally the least expensive) of 
the hobby. In fact, fish will survive sev- 
eral days without food. A proper diet in- 
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and raw fish, mosquito larva, daphnia, 
ground salmon eggs and specially prepared 
dried food. 

Now to describe the breeding of a few 
species. Of the Liie-Bearers, the Guppy 
will be considered. Approximately one 

inch in length, the female will deliver 
from ten to thirty young about a quarter- 
inch in length. This pleases mama fish very 
much, but, believe it or not, tends to de- 
velop the cannibalistic instinct in papa 
fish; so, I have been compelled to provide 
a separate tank or "maternity ward" for 
expectant mama fishes. Then, there are 
three general classes of Egg-Layers: those 
which drop non-adhesive eggs, those which 
carefully place adhesive eggs on plants or 
rocks and those which drop adhesive eggs. 
The Brachydaniorerio or "Zebra" is an 
example of the first class, the "Angle" 
fish in the second class and last the Barbs. 
If you've read down to here. I'm lucky; 
and I really won't tax your patience fur- 
ther — I could go on and on (No! don't go 
away, I won't do it. I only said I could!) 
but space and time do not permit — so, 
come up and see my tropical fish sometime. 

Twenty-five years of marriage to the 
same wife! That's the record of Jack 
Irwin, Argentine Wing Spars, who was 
married in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 
April 17, 1912. 

Nottleman, 4417. 

Know ye, one and all, that Richard T. 
Hoskins, of Leading Edges, is considering 
entering the Holy State of Matrimony. 
Lonnie Dean of Leading Edges almost 
got Mr. Hoskins talked into it. Ask either 
one of them. 

April, 1937 


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By Robert F. Jones 

ON Saturday afternoon, March 20th, 
Bob Combe, MT Mechanic boss stole 
a page from the book of Fink-Morris & Co. 
"caterers and ambassadors without port- 
folio to beer gardens and wakes," and 
threw a "stag" party for the entire per- 
sonage of the department and their friends. 
We were notified a week in advance 
that for the sum of one buck we could 
enjoy the afternoon at Kennedy's Riding 
Stable with all the food, beer, etc. we could 
assimilate. After being notified, ladies and 
gentlemen, we were in rapid succession 
edified, terrified, horrified, mystified, ossi- 
fied and petrified. 


We were edified when we found to our 
sorrow that three fingers are much more 
effective with "galloping dominoes" than 
five; ask a certain carpenter about that. 
We also learned that small green cubes 
are much easier on the hands and floor 
than the large red variety. 

We were terrified at the daring of our 
boys on the back of Mayme, the donkey. 
The afternoon uncovered no Buck Jones; 
however, equestrian honors go to Chuck 
Raddien for his long and faithful ride. He 
was still trying to get off when night fell. 

We were horrified when the beer pump 
broke, but the MT's made a speedy repair 
proving a millwright is useful in any 
company. It was only this rapid repair 
that saved Beer Baron Morris from heart 
failure and spoiling a good time. Some of 


us were mystified at the amazing way four 
aces beat a straight flush — of course you 
have to have Morris & Fink in the game 
for that. 

As for ossified, fellow-workers, we were 
all of that. Some of us shed our false teeth, 
others played leap frog over the bales of 
hay, while Hank Fink and Bill Maloney 
specialized in the adagio accompanied by 
their own "music?" 

We were petrified when the following 
write-up appeared in the Sunday edition 
of the San Diego Union: 


About 200 employees of Consolidated 
Aircraft Corp. were guests at a party yes- 
terday afternoon and last night that was 
sponsored by Helen Munford and Mary 
Tipton at the Ken Yen Riding Stables, 
formerly Kennedy's night club, on High- 
way 101, Mrs. Munford said. 

The party began early in the afternoon. 
A dinner was served at 7 and a dance fol- 

Some of the married men are still ex- 
plaining it away; ask Hosteller. The single 
personage of our department is still cry- 
ing "gyp" — we missed the lovely ladies 
completely. Only one man dressed for the 
occasion and he acquitted himself nobly 
with both women. 

In short the MT's had a real get to- 
gether and bouquets go to Bob Combe for 
the idea, O. Darling, E. Fink and R. Shultz 
for the special caterer's service and to the 
entire crew for coming out and joining in 
such splendid fellowship, making the day 
one that will be remembered pleasantly for 
a long time to come. 

Timekeeper Hugh Burlingame and a 
party of friends enjoyed an afternoon of 
sailing on San Diego Bay, Sunday, March 
21st. The amateur yachtsmen ran afoul 
on the beach and found themselves securely 
stuck in the mud. Hugh volunteered to 
push the boat back into deep water. He 
applied himself vigorously to an oar and 
succeeded in releasing the stranded boat. 
The boat came loose with a jerk but the oar 
stuck in the mud and "Burly" stuck with 
it, clothes and all. His friends hauled him 
out and the party returned to dry land 
with the sadder but wiser Burlingame. 

Other members of the party were: John 
Russell and Drew Kline of the Finish De- 
partment, and George Welty of the Ac- 
counting Office. 

The following nifties are excerpts from 
United Aircraft's "Bee Hive": 

"Who is that man over there snapping 
his fingers?" 

"Oh, that's a Deaf Mute with hiccups." 




Industrial Preparedness as Related ta Rir 

IT was not until most of the nations of 
Europe were locked in the World War 
that the importance of industry in its 
supply of munitions began to be appre- 
ciated. All the paraphernalia of war, — 
weapons, machines, ammunition, in fact, 
all supplies, — are used in vast amounts in 
a major conflict. Armies and navies must 
not only be well supplied at the outbreak 
of war, but a continuous and sufficient 
supply of munitions must come to them 
in a steady stream as long as the war may 

Thus, the success of a modern fighting 
force is directly and immediately depend- 
ent upon the ability of the nation's re- 
sources to satisfy promptly its require- 
ments in munitions. In addition, thruout 
the duration of the war the nation must 
continue to provide all the material things 
upon which the health and well-being of 
its population depend. War is no longer 
simply a battle between armed forces in 
the field — it is a struggle in which each 
side strives to bring to bear against the 
enemy the coordinated power of every in- 
dividual and every material resource at its 
command. The conflict extends from the 
soldier in the most forward lines to the 
humblest citizen in the remotest hamlet in 
the rear. 

Prior to 1914, the tremendous influence 
that industrial and economic factors would 
exert in modern war was but dimly appre- 
ciated. Since the World War, many 
thoughtful students have devoted to these 
questions a great amount of study and re- 
search. Exhaustive accounts of almost 
every kind of industrial and economic ac- 
tivity in that war are now available. These 
serve as a basis for the deduction of prm- 
ciples applicable to this phase of modern 
warfare. The demands which the World 
War made upon all processes of national 
life gave simple evidence of the magnitude 
of the problem of supply for a modern 
nation engaged in a major conflict. 

The industrial experiences of most of 
the great belligerent nations during the 
World War were, in many important par- 
ticulars, strikingly similar. The following 
observations apply with almost equal force 
to each of these countries: 

Adequate provision to supply the mu- 
nitions needed by the armies in battle 
not been made for more than a brief per- 
iod of time. The amounts of ammunition 
and supplies consumed daily on the battle- 
field far exceeded pre-war estimates. 

It was soon found necessary to begin 
exercising a governmental control over 


Corps needs 

the nation's raw materials, labor, power, 
transportation systems, and producing fa- 
cilities, and to direct their use for those 
purposes which would best meet the im- 
mediate needs of the nation as a whole. 

Extraordinary demands for certain types 
of materials and services occasioned violent 
disturbances in prevailing price levels and 
necessitated governmental measures to fix 
or control prices. These measures varied 
both in scope and kind in different coun- 

Methods used to direct the industrial 
effort had to be extemporized in the heat 
of conflict. The folly of permitting the 
country to drift into war without having 
made provision for prompt mobilization 
of industry was brought home to the peo- 
ple and to their leaders. The country was 
saved, initially at least, from disastrous re- 
sults because the enemy, through a like 
failure, was unable to take full advantage 
of the situation. Specifically, in the case of 
the United States, grave consequences 
during the preparatory and readjustment 
periods were avoided because of the pro- 
tection given by the armies and navies of 
our Allies. In all cases, however, improvised 
methods were unable to prevent extrava- 
gance and delays in procuring munitions 
or to prevent profiteering in some quarters 
and unnecessary suffering in others. 

The need for industrial preparedness in 
the United States is of no less importance 
because of the vastness of our national re- 
sources. While the United States is the 
greatest industrial nation in the world, the 
national policy of maintaining and equip- 
ping a relatively small army and providing 
limited war reserves makes peace-time in- 
dustrial planning for a major war effort 
an essential phase of national defense. The 
objective of the plan has been definitely 
to ascertain what supplies are needed and 
where and how soon they may be pro- 
cured — all at the lowest cost to the Gov- 
ernment with a minimum disruption to 
normal conditions. 

Thru the effort of the Assistant Secre- 
tary of War, there has been prepared a 
comprehensive industrial mobilization 
plan, which outlines the measures consid- 
ered necessary to meet the supply require- 
ments of all the armed forces of this coun- 
try in the event it is engaged in a great war. 

The revised plan is in effect a master in- 
dustrial mobilization plan setting forth the 


principles and policies that should govern 
in the coordination of American industry 
in the support of the military effort, and 
is reinforced and extended by supporting 
plans within the respective departments 
for the procurement of the various mater- 
ials required in war. Coordination between 
the two military departments is achieved 
through the agency of the Army and Navy 
munitions board. 

The master plan provides for national 
industrial controlling agencies under civil- 
ian direction, the principal one being the 
war resources administration, which fol- 
lows somewhat closely the war industries 
board which was developed and used so 
successfully during the World War. Other 
national administrations provided for are: 
War trade to govern imports and exports, 
a war finance control commission to assist 
in financing war production of munitions, 
a price control commission, and others as 
may be found necessary under war devel- 
opments. The planning branch of the office 
of the Assistant Secretary of War and the 
planning offices of each of the Army sup- 
ply arms and services are particularly 
active in determining the war requirements 
of the Army, both finished items and raw 
materials, surveying sources of supply, and 
matching existing production facilities to 
specific war needs. Strategic and critical 
raw materials are receiving special con- 
sideration. Standardization of equipment 
has been a continuous study and develop- 

The difficulties of the Air Corps in plan- 
ning for war-time procurement are in- 
creased because of the small size of the 
aeronautical industry. In order to get suf- 
ficient airplanes to meet the requirements 
of the General Mobilization Plan, it is 
necessary to plan the conversion of addi- 
tional manufacturers to the production of 
airplanes. The industry most suitable for 
this conversion is the automobile industry 
and particularly the body builders. These 
companies have press equipment that can 
form sheet metal rapidly. They have large 
organizations accustomed to working to- 
gether and management and management 
systems accustomed to mass production 
with all its attendant functions of pur- 
chase, stock-keeping, etc. Their buildings, 
in most cases, have more than adequate 
floor spaces, and clearances are usually 
ample for everything except final assembly. 
New buildings will be required for this 
and plans are being made for their erec- 
tion on local flying fields. 

By conv, rting these facilities — the above 


April, 1937 


mnj. Philip Sciinecberger, H.C. 
and Edgar n. Gait 

advantages are secured, but same could not 
be obtained by attempting to expand the 
present aircraft producers into organiza- 
tions of gigantic size. To do that would 
involve many problems. It is planned, of 
course, to utilize every aircraft manu- 
facturer to as full an extent as possible 
and most of their plants will be expanded 
to a considerable extent. The work of 
planning is a never-ending one, for not 
only are the articles changing but the 
manufacturers and their plants are also 
undergoing a constant change and flux. 

For each of the important articles used 
by the Air Corps, there is made a procure- 
ment plan, summarizing the steps to be 
taken by the Government and by the 
manufacturer in procuring the article. 
These plans also include statements from 
manufacturers of important contributory 
items as to their ability to manufacture as 
sub-contractors to the prime contractors, 
and statements relative to sources for 
other purchased components and additional 
machinery needed in the plant of the con- 

There is, finally, one other important 

phase of industrial preparedness to be men- 
tioned. The war-time needs of the Air 
Corps are many times as great as normal 
peace-time production, and an organiza- 
tion of men has to be prepared to handle 
procurement on a vast scale. So, in time 
of peace, the Army prepares for this dif- 
ficult task by training Reserve Officers to 
become familiar with the legal and con- 
tractual phases of procurement, the ad- 
ministration and engineering angles of 
this work, and the inspection of the air- 
planes as they are being manufactured be- 
fore they can be accepted by the Govern- 
ment. This planning, to prepare industry 
in time of peace for its momentous task in 
time of war, undoubtedly is one of the 
most important branches of our national 
defense. Properly conducted, it will tend to 
obviate many of the mistakes we made in 
1917 and 1918. It will enable the Gov- 
ernment to procure needed supplies with- 
out unnecessary delay, without profiteer- 
ing and with the minimum disturbance 
of the civilian population. It is certain 
that if these steps in industrial prepared- 
ness do not assist in keeping us out of war, 
they will, at least, contribute to bringing 
a war to a prompt and successful close. 

Playing Hoakey 

There was real need for discipline; 

I had to be severe. 
Looking In his candid eyes, 

I said, "My son, see here. 
Wliy this note from your teacher? 

It says you skipped school. 
A child of your intelligence 

Must know he broke a rule." 

Uneasily be scraped a toe 

Of his small boot across 
The carpet*— Ah! those streaks of mud; 

Those telltale bits of moss! 
Then suddenly, "Gee, daddy, 

And weren't you ever wishing 
Instead of doing fractions, 

You were going fishing?" 

How could I scold with April 

In fields and woods and streams 
With leaping trout prevailing 

My heart with truant dreams? 
I'll be writing your excuse 

I laughed, on one condition — lookic! 
You just take your dad along 

Next time you're playing hookey! 

By Ethel Romig Fuller. 

It is understood that Oliver Mayhew 
Ladd of the Wing Department, is about 
to take that fatal step. Congratulations, 
Oliver, and may the cigars be of good 

FOUND — One pearl-handled pen knife in 
excellent condition, except that it has 
no blades and the handle is missing. Ap- 
ply "Honest" Frank Field. 

The photo above illustrates the spaciousness and ample 
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The Tool RDDm ^ ^ 

By J. R. Robinson, 1248 


NOT so many years ago, before the era 
of mass production, the name tool 
room was assigned to a small fenced-in 
inclosure, located in the most select spot 
in the shop, where the workers were al- 
lowed to look with awe upon the highly 
skilled tool and die maker, whittling out 
some special cutter or tap. The tool room 
was a place where none were permitted to 
trespass, and this place became the sacred 
ambition of the apprentice boy. 

Today the tool room is one of the most 
important departments of all large manu- 
facturing plants; from this department 
come the special tools, dies, jigs and fix- 
tures which are used in the different de- 
partments to step up production and ar- 
rive at a uniform finished product. 

Tools constructed in our local tool room 
consist of angle-drills, form cutters for 
screw machines and turret lathes, special 
size reamers, adjustable countersinks, spot- 
facers, form cutters for the milling ma- 
chines, portable drills, special taps and form 
blocks of all descriptions. 

The dies used in the aircraft industry 
are generally constructed simpler and less 
expensive than those used in the automo- 
tive industry, owing to the small number 
of parts these dies are required to produce. 
Therefore, only cheap or low carbon steel 
is used in place of the more expensive alloy 
tool steels, except in rare cases where a 
large number of parts are to be made from 
the harder alloy steels such as Chrome 
Moly or Stainless steel. The die is then 
constructed of the better grade of tool 
steel. There are quite a number of different 
types of dies used in our plant. We have 
the plain blanking die which stamps out 
the flat piece. Then comes the form die to 
form the pieces to the proper shape. The 
draw die is one that draws the metal into 
a shell or the similarity of a cup, and not 
to be overlooked is the joggle die, used to 
bend an angle or extruded section around 
anything in its path in the construction of 
a plane. Dies depend upon hydraulic and 
electric-driven punch pressers for their 

Jigs are used for holding pieces or cast- 
ings of various sizes and shapes while they 
are being drilled or reamed to insure uni- 
formity and the elimination of human 
mistakes in laying out the holes to be 
drilled. In the building of jigs, simplicity 
and accuracy are of most importance. 

The jig is first constructed by the tool 
maker on the bench. It is then passed on 
to the jig borer, which is a machine cap- 
able of locating and boring holes to within 
one-ten-thousandth part of an inch. The 
jig then goes to the lathe where the bush- 
ings are made from tool steel. It is neces- 
sary to harden these bushings to prevent 
wear in contact with the drill or reamer. 
The bushings are then pressed into the 
jig and the holes in the bushings are lapped 
to the proper clearance for the drill which 
is to be used. 

Fixtures are used throughout the plant 
for holding the many hundreds of pieces 
to be assembled by welding or riveting. 
Under the head of fixtures built by our 
tool room are the large wing bucks in 
which the complete wing is assembled. 
Also there are fixtures for the assembly 
of the hull, bulkheads, tail assemblies, 
tanks, etc. These fixtures are fabricated 
from structural steel, such as channel and 
angle iron and are accurate to the thou- 
sandth part of an inch. Thus they enable 
the workers to produce an exact duplica- 
tion of the finished product. Then there 
is the milling fixture which holds that odd- 
shaped part or casting while it is being 

The tool room not only constructs these 
various tools for use throughout the plant 
but keeps them in repair, which is quite 
an item. 

One of the important sections of the 
tool room is the woodshop, for in this de- 
partment, both metal and wood patterns 
are made for the reproduction of the many 
castings used in the construction of the 
plane. From this section also come the 
wood forms and the many layout tables 
which we have scattered throughout the 
plant. The tool woodshop also produces 
the "Mock up" or wood model used in the 
experimental stage of future ships. 

The tool room of today has grown and 
has become a recognized necessity and 
plays an important part in the high stand- 
ard of production that we have today. 

Ncus Flash: Mickey "La Dee Da" 
Burleigh did not show up for work the 
day following a fierce combat with Art 
"Pony" Duncan. "Pony" is rapidly round- 
ing into shape for a smoker which we hope 
to have in the near future. 


April, 1937 



To that unnamed, uncrowned cham- 
pion, who, on that day of March the 
twenty-fifth, the day of the earthquake, 
did put forth his utmost in brain and body, 
to complete that masterpiece which held 
the admiration and awe of all who wit- 
nessed same. 

We begrudge you not your glory, be 
you helper, leadman, mechanic or boss, for 
only from a champion can champion work 
be brought forth. 

So rest you on your laurels, oh master, 
for only once in a life-time is one to see 
that which we saw today. Long will it 
linger in our memories as a good job, well 

With this end in mind, the boys of the 
wing, bench, inspection and tail — salute 

Vour Heart 

Your heart weighs from eight to twelve 
ounces. Each day, your heart does work 
equivalent to lifting a man of one hundred 
and fifty pounds; one and one-fourth times 
the height of the Empire State Building. 
It cannot rest seventy-two beats each min- 
ute; four thousand, three hundred and 
twenty beats each hour; thirty-seven mil- 
lion, eight hundred and forty-three thou- 
sand and two hundred beats each year. 
Shortness of breath, fluttering of the heart, 
numbers of extra emities — when you feel 
any of these — see your doctor. 

W. C. Gilchrist, 808. 

Cupid scored another victory when 
Theodrick Fontaine (Tod) Carter, Hull 
Department, and Miss Evelyn James were 
married recently in San Diego. The Con- 
sol'idator extends best wishes to the happy 

Contrary to popular opinion, more air- 
ports are not needed as badly as larger air- 
ports. If instead of the present number of 
airports, most of which boast runways 
from 2 500 feet to 4000 feet long, we had 
at least one good airport with runways 
from 6000 feet to 7000 feet in the vicinity 
of each large city, this would permit imme- 
diate development, manufacture and use of 
aircraft with performance, comfort and 
range not now possible due to the lack of 
large airports. 

Dick Emrick, Night Superintendent, 
has solved the traffic ticket problem. He 
bought a bright red car so the police 
would think he was the Chief on his way 
to a fire. 



A regrettable condition exists in aviation 
today, namely, that a large number of 
capable pilots, with service and commercial 
training, are unable to find employment 
as pilots, and are fast losing their skill be- 
cause of lack of opportunity to fly. 



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RiuEting In Hircraft Construction 

FROM the standpoint of production 
cost, riveting is rather an expensive 
method of assembly for the aircraft manu- 
facturer. Riveting is the most satisfactory 
method yet devised for the assembly of 
aluminum parts. 

Alloy rivets are employed in modern air- 
craft structures, where maximum corro- 
sion resistance and weight saving are es- 
sential. The rivets are furnished in a num- 
ber of types, namely: button, round, mush- 
room, brazier, countersunk, countersunk 
oval, and flat head. 

In a properly designed rivet joint, rivets 
are spaced so that the force acting on any 
individual rivet does not exceed the safe 
design value of the rivet. Safe design values 
are given in shear, tension, and bearing 
(crushing). These values are determined 
in such a way that an ample margin of 
safety is provided against each of the three 
corresponding types of failure. 

The number of planes at which a rivet 
tends to shear depends entirely on the de- 
sign of the joint. In most cases rivets are 
used either in single or double shear, but 
occasionally rivets may be used in triple 
or even quadruple shear. The shearing 
strength of a rivet increases directly as 
the number of planes at which the shear 
occurs so that a double shear rivet is twice 
as strong as one in single shear, provided 
it has sufficient bearing. 

The cross-sectional area of a driven rivet 
is an uncertain quantity because hole sizes 
vary. In addition, when the rivet is upset 
the size of the hole is generally increased 
by the swelling action of the rivet. Actual 
tests on driven rivets, however, have indi- 
cated that in some cases the driving oper- 
ation increased the shearing strength. 

The first requirement of riveted joints 
is that they be strong enough to transfer 
safely the forces acting on the parts joined. 

By B. Ul. Simmons 

If a very large rivet is used in thin metal, 
the bearing strength will generally govern 
and there will be an excess of shear 
strength. Moreover, the pressure required 
to drive the large rivet will often cause 
an undesirable bulging of the thin material 
around the rivet head. For these reasons, 
the diameter of the rivet should rarely ex- 
ceed two and one-half to three times the 
thickness of the material. On the other 
hand, if a small rivet is used in a thick 
plate the shear strength will generally gov- 
ern, leading to an excess of bearing 
strength. Experience indicates that the 
rivet diameter should not be less than the 
thickness of the thickest plate through 
which it is driven. 

Not to mention sufficient material be- 
tween holes to prevent tear out, the spac- 
ing of rivets in any joint generally depends 
on proportions of the members joined. The 
minimum spacing is determined by driv- 
ing conditions; that is, enough space must 
be allowed between the rivets so that they 
can be driven without interference. Aside 
from consideration of strength, the edge 
distance is important because of the possi- 
bility of reducing the net area of the sec- 
tion below the rivet to an unsafe value 
and bulging the edge of the plate or angle, 
thereby producing a poor appearance in 
the finished product. Such bulging may be 
avoided by maintaining an edge distance of 
at least one and one-half times the diameter 
of the rivet and exercising care to avoid 
over-driven rivets. If heat treated rivets 
are allowed to age more than one hour, 
they are generally too hard to drive with- 
out cracking and must be re-heat treated. 
At a temperature minus 50*^ F., rivets re- 
main soft enough for driving for a period 
of two weeks or more. 

The pressure required to drive rivets 




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depends upon the size and the type of 
head. It varies roughly as the square of 
the diameter of the finished driven head; 
so that a small size head has considerable 
advantage over a larger one. 

Squeeze riveters generally are preferred 
to other types for driving rivets in aircraft 
structures. Their use assures properly upset 
shanks and well centered heads. Rivets 
driven by pneumatic hammers should be 
backed with properly tooled and weighted 
bars. Rivet sets and buck bars should have 
smooth, polished surfaces so that the metal 
may flow more readily during the forming 
of the head. 

The length of the rivet required for 
forming a head depends on the total thick- 
ness of metal through which the rivet is 
driven and clearance between rivet and 
rivet hole. Rivet holes have a tendency to 
get out of concentricity during the driv- 
ing operation because of slippage and swell- 
ing of the metal and for this reason the 
work must be firmly assembled by bolts or 
Parker-Kalon screws before driving. 

Where Duprene or varnish-soaked fab- 
rics are used to insure gas or water tight- 
ness precaution must be taken to tighten 
the bolts well to prevent slippage and also 
to prevent rivet shanks from squeezing 
out between the metal surfaces during the 
driving operation. 

It happened on the Police Range at one 
of the weekly competitive shoots of the 
first night shift, machine shop. 

The gallery, consisting of Mrs. Stan. 
Kip, Mrs. Paul Schneider, Mrs. Fields 
Painter and Miss Ann Clasen, were giving 
the boys that (all too familiar) weekly 
boo-ing and razzing. Something had to be 
done. It was decided that the so-called 
"Stronger Sex" be given an opportunity 
to prove their skill and their boasting by 
shooting it out with the men. 

Boys, it was terrific!!! Mrs. Kip and Mrs. 
Schneider won a contract (awarded by 
Mr. Pease, Range Official) to plow up the 
remainder of the hill back of the targets. 
Miss Clasen and Mrs. Painter dug up the 
turf in front of the targets, making things 
look like a sandstorm. 

And, what's more, by the way the boys 
looked when the)' reported for work that 
afternoon, the competition must have been 
continued at home. "WOW!" 

All In Fun, 2? 32. 

In 1909, at Imperial Beach, Charles F. 
Walsh of San Diego, built and flew the first 
airplane ever manufactured on the Pa- 
cific Coast. 


April, 1937 


Bits From the Bench 

• • 

OscAn Pennvfeather 


Cflia SCRe*vs 3>o you 
Suppose he w/ant-ej> .** 

THE boys in the Bench Department 
don't envy the Hull Department or 
Final Assembly a bit. To be sure, there are 
more hiding places in and around a hull 
but there is nothing like a good substantial 
bench to lean up against when you have 
been out all night. 

One thing we have noticed, tho, is that 
the fellows here don't live up to their 
names very well. Take George Young, for 
instance, instead of being a young squirt 
like most of us, George prides himself on 
being one of the old-timers in the business. 

Baldridge has a good crop of fiery hair. 

Cornell might be a college man but he 
comes a long way from being a college. 

Fulton might do well in a canoe, but 
never on a steam-boat. 

Seely prefers the mountains to the sea- 

Seymour seldom does. 

Waite has been known to; but doesn't 
like it. 

Trippi holds his feet quite well. 

Wade won't have to until next winter. 
(We hope.) 

Sharp isn't nearly that pointed. 

Brooks will have a hard time finding 
any out here. 

Bean is often outside the soup, but never 

Bellows would never be much use in 
that capacity. 

England and Brazil are a long way from 

Bendt, if he ever was in that position, 
has straightened out now. 

Bell is careful not to ring at the wrong 

Duncan has never been caught with a 
doughnut in that position. 

Hill works in a valley between two 

Kant quite often finds that he can. 

Milton looks the part, but never will 
be a poet. 

Miller is in the wrong trade. 

Schrenk will never lose his rotundity. 

Wing works in the bench department. 

Wright is often wrong. 

Watt couldn't even run competition to 
the Jeep, when it comes to electrical power. 

Watson is no relation to Watt. 

White doesn't go home that way. 

Woods keeps out in the open. 


Edwards is not Edward's. He is Mrs. 
Edwards' Teddy. 

However, some of the gang seem to be 
named better. For example: 

Henry Doerr is about that big. 

Clapsaddle wouldn't do so bad on a 

Eaton is often found doing just that. 

Helling in the bench department is quite 

Knox often does. 

Mosley comes close to that at times. 

Purkey looks the part. 

I'm sure glad that these fellows can't 
twist my name up much. It will be an- 
other month before they can get it into 
print anyway. 


BACK in 1891 in Springfield, Mass., 
while watching a game of soccer, it 
occurred to Y.M.C.A. Instructor of Physi- 
cal Education, Dr. J. Naismith, that the 
tightly inflated and easily booted soccer 
ball might be used for a variety of other 
games hand-played, so he conceived the 
basket idea, picking up on the way home 
a couple of peach basket hoops which he 
had fastened on the following day to a 
couple of uprights set at opposite ends of 
a field to serve as goals. 

Settling upon five players to a side he 
formulated a few simple rules for the 
game, outstanding among which was that 
the ball might not be carried, but passed 
rapidly from one player to another in 
working it up to the basket. The netted 
skirts on the hoops survived the old-time 
actual basket in indicating decisively the 
passage of the ball through the hoop, the 
baffle boards being later added to assist 
goal shooting and to keep the ball within 

The ease with which a ball of this size 
could be caught and handled by most any- 
one, drew players of both sexes and all 
ages to the game, it becoming immensely 
popular and revealing right from the out- 
set its capacity for developing a high de- 
gree of individual skill resolving into team 

The game has progressed until it is now 
one of the most fascinating of indoor 
sports and has even exceeded football in 
point of gate receipts. 

Most of the large industries sponsor one 

or more teams which play among them- 


The .CBosa Tolj, h,^, -to g-er 

selves and with the commercial leagues, 
not only as a publicity feature, but for 
the promotion of the athletic spirit, friend- 
ly rivalry and good fellowship. 

Cotnolidatcd has several teams in the 
field and with the coveted prize of a gold 
trophy to each member of the winning 
team, hearts are aflutter as our season 
draws to a close. 

Harvey Gerwig. 

Hn Rirman's Hymn 

when the last long flight is over. 
And the Happy Landing's past. 

And my altimeter tells me 

That the crackup's come at last 

I'll swing her nose for the ceiling 
And I'll give my crate the gun. 

I'll open her up and let her zoom, 
For the Airport of the Sun; 

And the Great God of Flying Men 
Will smile at me sort of slow 

As I stow my crate in the hangar 
On the field where flyers go. 

Then I'll look upon his face, 
The Almighty Flying Boss, 

Whose wingspread fills the Heavens 
From Orion to the Cross. 

C. N. Svendsen, 7067. 

After April ISth, that pleasant voice 
which thrills, "Personnel Office," when Ex- 
tension 281 is dialed, will be missing. The 
attractive owner of the lovely voice. Miss 
Reba E. Thurston, secretary to Bill Gil- 
christ, became the wife of Ensign H. L. 
Thompson, Jr., U.S.S. Litchfield, on April 
4th, at Yuma, Ariz. Shortly after leaving 
Coiisolicfafcd, Reba will sail on the S.S. 
Lurline for an extended visit to Honolulu. 
The whole company joins with the Can- 
solidafor, Reba, in wishing you great hap- 
piness in your married life. 



Gene Coloman was walking down one 
of the aisles when the noise of hail sud- 
denly was heard. For a moment the clatter 
mystified him. After he realized the source 
of the unexpected disturbance he was 
heard to murmur: "Gee, for a minute I 
thought the riveters had finally started 
to work." 


James L. (Lover) McCoy is back with us 
again after spending a month in that dried- 
out spot known as Arizona. However he 
returned too late to prevent that "pal" 
from usurping one of his nicest girl friends. 

Jenny Wren 


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Uppvr left: Frank Williams, Hulls, near summit of Marion Peak (10,400')- 
Upper righl: Tanquintz Peak (8,890') taken from side of San Jacinto. 

Lower: A group of "Goats" resting halfway up "San Jack." Standing from left to right: Art Crouch, 
Frank ^X'illiams and Lee English of Hulls. Leaning against rocks is "Dapper Dan" Kern of Inspection. 

Seven mountain-minded youth of Cuii- 
iolidatcd, namely, Bert Rowan, "Spot" 
Blair, Frank and Joe Williams, Lee English, 
Art Crouch and "Russ" Kern had one 
thrilling experience pushing and pulling 

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each other up thru the deep snows of San 
Jacinto, April fourth. 

The ascent from Idyllwild took more 
than six hours but the descent less than 
two, as the boys had many a long glide 
and tumble down the precipitous sides of 
San "Jack." 

The next hike, the Consolidated "Moun- 
tain Goats" will turn "Desert Rats" drift- 
ing south over the sands from Coyote 
Wells to the Mexican line seeking an ob- 
scure petrified forest reported in the region. 

Get in touch with any of the above 
mentioned "Goats" if you are interested. 

D. R. Kern. 

April, 1937 

Suggestion Winners Receiue Huinrds 


in the successful gathering of sea life and 
has made arrangements to retain his ama- 
teur status by refusing to accept any silver 
that may cross his palm but settles ac- 
counts by having the student furnish bait, 
lunch, new items of equipment, liquid re- 
freshments, smokes, do the necessary bail- 
ing and row both ways. 

He had some trouble locating a partner 
for last week-end after "Tarzan" Mayes 
told the boys about his experience. 
When "Love in" Blume suggested he might 
have a weak stomach, Chuck disagreed, 
saying that Mayes "threw it" just as far 
as anyone else he ever had out. 

Chuck solved the problem by taking 
out the "Mind over Matter" man. When 
he, too, became "that way," Hibert sug- 
gested he make a few "passes" and "block 
off" his digestive system. 

The boys informed Chuck that maybe it 
was just a "gag" but all he remembers is 
that he had to row back in through a 
cross wind. 

Left to right: Frank Sechrist, Third Prize; Orville Hubbard, SecuJid Tri/e; Kurt Kline, First Prize; 
Don Frye, Secretary, Suggestion Committee. 

George Shivas, Henry Wolf and Stanley 
Smith returned home from work one af- 
ternoon to find their apartment burglar- 
ized. It seems that the "gentleman" who 
rented a room in the rear had decided to 
leave town without notice and before leav- 
ing felt a desire to do some "house clean- 
ing." The ■■'ce!(?) made a grand haul and 
a clean escape. In spite of the fact that he 
left fingerprints behind which revealed 
his true identity and a previous criminal 
record the San Diego police department 
have been unable as yet to apprehend him. 
Their main losses were fifty ($50) dollars 
in cash, two Elgin watches, a solid silver 
chain, and almost the entire wardrobe of 
Wolf. He was considerate enough to leave 
this unfortunate gentleman a pair of pants. 

Tough luck, gentlemen. 

Ciiucli and His Bant 

Chuck Hibert is proudly showing his 
revised edition of a whaleboat. All he now 
needs is a Pal with an outboard motor or 
an inclination to take his daily dozen on 
the short end of a set of oars. 

He also is doing some private tutoring 

In spite of that certain letter, which 
does seem incriminating, I still swear that 
I am a bachelor and will remain so for 
some time. Take note, gentlemen of the 
skin crew. 

Ken Bruning, 4120. 

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Things That Really 

By Mickey Burleigh 

MARGIE raving about how cute 
Eddie Brendza looks in the moon- 
light — Whitie Glines trying to master a 
one-two punch — for what? — Army Arm- 
strong, of the bulkheads, trying to con- 
vince Ted Laven, of the Stringers, that 
he is really a golfer of the first water — 
Steve Powell's head when he says, "Yes," 
and "No."- — Al McLean raving about some 
blonde — Inspectors O'Brien and Potter 
taking the boys on an inspection tour 
through a certain portion of the Wing 
Department one high water morning — 
Charlie Guthrie, of Final Assembly, try- 
ing to win once in a crap game — The last 
ten minutes before the whistle — trying to 
think of something to make this column 
a little sillier — Dug, the timekeeper's, 

For the benefit of those who were won- 
dering where the tool box was going with 
the little man — that was Duncan on his 
way to Experimental. 

The two most prominent Nimrods of 
the first night crew are Stanley Kip and 
Paul Schneider. 

Kip, otherwise known as "Click, Click, 
Telescope Kip" came to the range last 
week end with a new gun sling. Every- 
thing went lovely until the end of the 
first round of shooting. A cry of distress 
was heard. On investigating. Kip was 
found all tangled up in the new sling. 
It took three men just one-half hour to 
free him. 

Paul Schneider, thinking that telescopes 
improve the ability of the average marks- 
man, decided that he was not to be out- 
done. He blossomed out with a new stand 
for his scope and won the name, "Bang — 
Take a Look — Paul" for himself. 

Jimmy Conniry is consistently the best 
shot of the night crew but he is being hard 
pushed by Ervin Quick, Carl Leibig, and 
Fields Painter. 

Don't forget, folks, you are all invited 
to our Shoot at the Police Range, Sunday 
Morning, April 18th. Bring the wife and 
kiddies! Everyone is welcome! Come on! 
Join the rooting section and cheer for your 
favorite team! A lot of fun is assured! 

Until the 18th then, when we meet on 
the field of honor, we bid you au revoir! 


I am now in California 

This great and mighty state 
I have seen its High Sierras, 

And I've seen the Golden Gate. 

Yes, I've crossed the hills and valleys 

And I've seen the massive trees 
I have seen deep snow in mountains. 

And I've felt the ocean breeze. 

I was way up on Mt. Wilson, 

And I saw the lights below; 
And I saw the stars above me. 

And I've seen dry rivers flow. 

I have been to Catalina, 

And I've been to Mexico — 
But to all these wondrous places 

I prefer old Buffalo. 

We are in the lovely springtime 
With the blossoms on the trees; 

While at noon I'm almost roasted. 
During night I almost freeze. 

I confess my heart is homesick; 

For the time I scarce can wait 
When I board the train to take me 

To my dear old New York State. 

Rev. Albert G. Grill, Escondido, Cal. 

Production minutes 

By Bob Huggins 

HATS off to the Planning Basketball 
team for its fine showing in the pre- 
liminary league games. In spite of two de- 
feats they still stand out as strong con- 
tenders for top spot honors. The fellows 
will be in there fighting every minutes of 
the time and anticipate making the grade. 

A lame foot kept "Bugeye" Kellogg out 
of the line-up for several weeks, but he 
was back in there scrapping for the Hull 
Battle. His return to the team will 
strengthen their chances greatly. 

Paul Gaughen, genial blueprint clerk, 
has been elected captain for the remainder 
of the season. He is one of those players 
who never says die and always plays one 
whale of a game. 

Another fine player is Jack Nestell of 
Finished Parts. He is what is termed a 
"natural" in ball players. Vince Gilmore is 
considered one of the main sparkplugs of 
the team and his playing is always above 

The other mainstays of the team are Bill 
Liddle, Russ Gaughen, J. F. Speed, "Babe" 
Bambush, and J. C. Miller. 

Under the capable guidance of Ed Mc- 
Cleary the boys should go places. Lots of 
luck, fellows, we'll be rooting for you. 

Snapibota: Jack Whitman and George 
Young shaking hands, Grace Koenig chisel- 
ing gun again, Perni' Ogden and Lloyd 
Bender in conference. Ken Abernathy an- 
swering his autocall, Jake Deitzer asking 
Bill Holman another question, Joe Maloney 
and King Miller hunting wild flowers, 
Bert Gimber filing a lighted cigaret behind 
his ear for future reference, Les Matusek 
taking candy from babies, Len Cleaver 
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The First of Hpril 

Who was the party that called a certain 
number six times, asking for Mr. Fox, 
before he found out it was the Zoo? 

Sad Story 

who was really on the short end of the 
telephone deal? We still can't figure it out. 
At least word was sent out to remove all 
receivers from cradles as the lines were to 
be blown out, and he really kept them off 
• — or was somebody else getting fooled? 

Then there was the patch on the hull 
that had everyone worried for sometime 
until they found out it was only a joke. 
Those huUers shouldn't carry things too 
far or at least not to the point where buck 
passing enters into the deal. How they 
ever kept those two inspectors untangled 
is what we're trying to figure out. 

Then there was the department clerk 
who asked to have the department's sliver- 
puller remove a mythical cinder from his 
eye. The gag reversed as the amateur op- 
tician had his thumbs well-coated with 
Prussian Blue and was that something. 

What about the story we hear of E. 
Van Denburgh of the Tube Bending, eat- 
ing the cotton biscuits? And what's more 
he celebrated his birthday on April Fool's 
Day — you have our sympathy. 

Well we all have a lot of fun — on 
Christmas, New Years, St. Patrick's Day, 
Yom Kippur and then April Fool's Day. 
While we are on the subject of special 
days let us all take a lesson from the local 
Irishman who spoke out of turn out Park 
Boulevard way on the night of March 
17th. Even if it was a street car that hit 
him, what was the idea of arguing with a 
trolley. He came around all right but his 
buddy, who ran and left him to shift for 
himself, better change his name to some- 
thing that doesn't begin with "Mac." 

April 1st came and passed and the boys 
in the Squirrel Cage will have to plug 
along another year. The ticket on the Irish 
Sweepstakes they held didn't gain them 
the financial independence they were plan- 
ning on and so to work. Oh, me! 

Another of Bill Armstrong's boys has 
finally succumbed to the spell of Spring (?) 
This time it was "Baldy" Hershey, who 
got the ax at 8:00 p. m. March 27th. 
From the single boys — admiration; from 
the married fellows — sympathy; but from 
all — good luck. 

CHRIS ENGLAHARD, world's great- 
est tube and bar bender fell for the 
tales the boys told about how they cut 
expenses by catching their own fish and 
cutting down their food bills. 

On Saturday last the family dispensed 
with the major portions of their week- 
end purchases in anticipation of the many 
fine meals they would have during the 
week on the fish he would catch. 

He purchased a rod, reel, line, hooks, 
sinkers and away he went. After long, 
monotonous hours during which the sun 
thoroughly "annealed" him he started for 
shore. By this time the surf was kicking 
up quite a fuss so he removed his shoes. 

While coming to the shore a large wave 
broke over him giving him a thorough 
"quench" and out went the shoes, the 
tackle, the two fish he had caught and 
Chris. He grabbed for everything at once 
and came up with a sore thumb due to 
his being "spiked" by one of the fish, a 
sculpin. Weary and somewhat damp he 
started for home and on the way he turned 
left when he should have turned right. 
As soon as the car is repaired and the 
thumb is healed, he should be able to go 
out again. 

If you ask Bert Neseef, Anodize Chief, 
about boiling eggs in Oakite ware, sure 
he'll tell you it can't be done and show 
you spots in his pants to prove it. 

That hazy-look on a certain Rockwell 
operator's pan is the real stuff and not the 
effect of over-indulgence. He went through 
all the motions of a half gainer from off 
the shoulders of a local sparring partner 
and landed perfect except that he forgot 
to lead with his hands. The bump behind 
his right ear will show you the point of 
contact. To top it off, he is still trying to 
find out why everybody around him is 
working when it is Sunday and they should 
be in church like he is. 

Sergeant (at Police Station) : 

"What! You back again?" 

Bucky Galvin: "Yes, sir. Any letters?' 

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better shape than it was when purchased. 

Today also saw Nate Goodis make his 
solo hop and the trip was completed by 
him with a lot of satisfaction to himself 
and the instructor. We all know that the 
worst is over for him and that he is on the 
way to becoming a real pilot. 

Our last meeting was held Friday even- 
ing and what a meeting! It marked an- 

mesa Flying Hub Heuis 

SATURDAY afternoon, March 13, was 
the day that the members of the Mesa 
Flying Club Inc., had looked forward to 
for a long time, for on that day we took 
delivery on our new "Porterfield, 70" air- 
plane at the Linda Vista Airport, near 
Miramar. It arrived at 4:00 p. m. after the 
hundred mile trip from Long Beach, mak- 
ing the distance in one hour flat. The trip 
was made without incident and both its 
pilot, who is also our instructor and oper- 
ations manager, Bert Naseef, and his pas- 
senger, Mr. J. H. Baker, our very popular 
treasurer, reported a very enjoyable trip. 
Our former president, Mr. J. L. Leonard, 
was the first to take instruction in the 
new ship. Each of the members that were 
on the field was given a short hop as were 
also several friends of the members; and all 
those who were fortunate enough to get 
to ride in it were well pleased and pro- 
nounced it a real ship. 

In spite of the new ship the faithful 
little "Cub" was called on to do its share 
of the work as usual; and it is very likely 
to do so for some time as it seems to be in 

other great step in the history of the club 
and aviation! The proposition of changing 
our base of operations to Lindbergh Field 
was placed before the members and the 
opportunity was accepted without a dis- 
senting vote. The whole proposition was 
made possible by the fact that the U. S. 
Coast Guard was moving their head- 
quarters from the Airtech hangar to their 
new station out on the point near the bay. 
This is a step that has been looked for- 
ward to for some time and it is, no doubt, 
welcome news for those who do not have 
cars or other means of getting to and 
from the field. It will also give us another 
half hour at least in which to fly each 
evening as well as many other advantages. 
The matter was placed in the hands of a 
committee who were given the authority 
to negotiate for the proposed move. 

Saturday and Sunday, March 20 and 21, 
both saw some very busy hours as the two 
ships were in the air most of the time. 
Most of the flying was done from the 
Linda Vista Airport. Sunday saw a lot of 
activity for the new Porterfield and 



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"Jerry" Hopkins and Benny Leonard were 
both given some very valuable lessons in 
spins wearing "chutes" kindly loaned by 
Mr. Prescott. This brings to mind two 
very important things. First, the fact that 
we are seriously in need of at least two 
"chutes." Second, we are about to hold 
our second "party" and we are hoping that 
the proceeds will go a long way towards 
the purchase of them. It is very impera- 
tive that each one of our members 
get behind the sale of the tickets and sell 
all that he can. If we run out of them 
we can always have more of them printed, 
so do your lery best. 

Those that have soloed the Porterfield 
include: J. L. Leonard, Robert Johnson, 
"Al" Griffith, "Eddie" Birch and "Jerry" 
Hopkins. We have also acquired another 
valuable member in the person of Mr. 
Clarence Bowers. He is a hcensed mechanic 
and has been connected with the U. S. 
Coast Guard for some time in that ca- 
pacity. He has already done some very 
good work in getting us lined up in the 
matter of keeping up our ships and has 
already done several little jobs for us that 
needed attention on both ships. 

The days of March 27 and 28 were 
typical "field days" and saw the usual 
amount of activity. Nothing of great 
moment took place but the days were 
both enjoyable ones in spite of the fact of 
rather windy weather. Both ships did 
their share of the flying and all of the solo 
members took their turns at the stick of 
the Porterfield and all of them did very 
satisfactory work. They will all soon be 
able to handle it as well as they have the 
little "Cub." Our old friend, Leo Bourdon 
paid us a visit and was given a hop in the 
new ship. His wife and small son were 
also given a ride. This was in token of 
our appreciation for the great help that 
he gave us when our primary trainer was 
out of commission sometime ago. We will 
always be grateful to him and several 
others for their kind assistance at that 
time. Brother Ridgeley stopped in to see 
us while he was in town for a little visit. 
He is now stationed at Los Angeles and 
doesn't get down here very often and we 
were all very glad to see him. 

You have perhaps heard of "herding 
cows by airplane" but the writer has rea- 
sons to believe that this is the "bunk." 
Lots of times if you want to land on Camp 
Kearny you have to pick out a spot be- 
tween the cows for you can almost land on 
their backs without causing them to move. 
I think that several of us have had the 
same experience along that line. Several 
times the O. M. has had to land the ship 
and get out and throw rocks at them to 
get them to move out of the runwavs, so 


April, 1937 


he could proceed with the instruction of 
students. This is something that we will 
not have to contend with at Lindbergh 

This month we have acquired the fol- 
lowing new members: Messrs. Bernard 
Farley, D. Russ Kern, Gerrett, Neiswanger, 
D. G. Fleet, Fischang, and Burleigh. We 
wish them the best of luck. 

Happy landing till next month. 

Carl W. Hunnaman, 1328. 

Special Notice: 

The exact date of our next party has 
not been set as yet but will be toward the 
end of this month. Watch for announce- 
ment of the date. Remember the good 
time we had at our last one? 


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John Witman, Ace Riveter in Leading 
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By ]ames Hariey Roberts (4402) 

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It's funny how a girl tries to look her 
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the worst way. 

Give a man a free hand and you'll have 
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Most of us take our fun where we 
find it. 

The slowest thing in the world — a pop- 

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An intelligent girl is one who knows 
how to refuse a kiss without being de- 
prived of it. 

The hardest time to get the baby to sleep 
is when she is 18. 

"Lips," are those things you kiss when 
your girl's neck is dirty. 

Nobody lives a life of shame for long — 
they get over being ashamed. 

Drink "Elephant Beer" — one glass and 
you throw your trunks out of the window. 

Thanks, James H. Roberts, for your 

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help toward a good test hop and continued 

My model was cracked-up for the first 
time (after three dozen flights in all kinds 
of weather) because I tried to stretch a 
good glide by changing my settings. 

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Hoover Evening High School, has an- 
nounced a new discussion series of lectures 
for adults, to be held each Wednesday 
evening at 7:30 p. m., in Room 107, at 
the Hoover Evening High School, 4474 
El Cajon Boulevard. The lectures will be 
divided into several series, the first of 
which is entitled, "Keeping Up With 
Science," and will deal with the practical 
side of the physical sciences. These talks 
will be delivered by men well-qualified, 
through education and experience, to 
handle their particular subjects. The lec- 
tures, to which admission is free and 
visitors highly welcomed, will serve to 
stimulate interest in discussions and will 
provide a meeting place for adults who 
desire to keep abreast of the field of science. 

Series I of the lectures follows: 

April 7 — "Recent Trends in Aviation" 
by Earl PruJden (Vice-President of Ryan 
Aircraft Company. Experience conduct- 
ing Ryan Aeronautical School. Nine years 
at Ryan Co. ) 

April 14 — "Understanding the Stars" 
by William SkJlling (Retired Science in- 
structor, San Diego State College. Author 
of many articles and science books.) 

April 21 — "Television — How and 
When?" by H. F. Drake (Consulting En- 
gineer in Radio and Television. Instructor 
in the National Schools of L. A.) 

April 28 — "A Geologist Looks at San 
Diego County" by Baylor Brooks (In- 
structor at San Diego State College. Has 
done much field work in San Diego 

May 5 — "What's New in Sound and 
Acoustics?" by Chesney Moe (Instructor 
in Physics at San Diego State College.) 

May 12 — "Air Conditioning — The 
How and Why?" by George C. Ray 
(Formerly Chief Engineer for G. T. 
Bauder & Co. In refrigeration and air con- 
ditioning business for over 12 years.) 

Glenn Hotchkiss, the smarty, isn't the 
only one who can choose help to fit his 
diversified requirements. Benny Leonard, 
Finishing Czar, has located a physiologist, 
who practices hypnotism and mesmerism 
on the side, to handle touch-up work. As 
he can block off any section of one's 
anatomy and render it impervious to feel- 
ing we heartily advise all "Night Owls" 
to cut a wide arc around the Paint Shop, 
lest they get "touched." 

Policeman: Why are you making faces 
at that monkey? 

George ^''ire: He started it. 


April, 1937 

n ^'Tribute'' to 

[alifornia . . . 

Oh come to the land of the Western 
Sun — Where every business is overdone — 
The Ananias Club includes the State — 
From San Diego to the Golden Gate — 
Where the cows eat Barley instead of Hay 
— And the cream is lost in the Milky 
Way — They sell you lots that are made 
by hand — And make you believe it really 
land — They weigh the sack and then the 
fruit — They weigh it again and their 
fingers to boot — They claim it is wet if it 
rains once a year — You get so dry you can't 
shed a tear — The chickens have mites — 
The dogs have fleas — the desert wind 
blows — And the oranges freeze — So tune 
up your flivver and start for the West — 
Where jobs are scarce and pay is less — 
Bring all your cash — And plenty of clothes 
— When you'll get any more the Lord only 


course of duty as Sheet Department Stock 
Chaser, which he very efficiently handles, 
they should take heed of this boy's ability, 
lest they find themselves out in the bay. 

Ernie Hodgson (8115) wishes to thank 
all those in the Experimental Department 
who contributed towards the beautiful 
flowers sent during his illness. Ernie was 
in the hospital for treatment of an ulcer- 
ated stomach. 

Bob Hyder, the Terror of Tijuana, prob- 
ably has a hobby more unique in nature 
than anyone might possibly imagine. This 
mild-tempered, well-mannered young 
gentleman spends his spare moments on 
the mat. 

Finishing his high school career at San 
Diego as 13 5-pound Wrestling Champion, 
he has added more weight and now per- 
forms in the 145 -pound class. 

You can usually find him at the Army 
and Navy "Y", trying to tie knots in 
some local rib buster. Occasionally he is 
on the bill at the San Diego Club matches 
and always pleases the audiences with his 
agility and skill. Up to date he has man- 
aged to evade any broken bones or "cauli- 
flower" ears and though many a lead man 
threatens to twist his neck during his 

Last Ship 

WHILE others were enjoying the Gas 
Model meet at Camp Kearny Mesa 
last Sunday, Jerry Swartz, Inspection 
Clerk, stood around with a somewhat de- 
jected look on his face. 

Saturday afternoon he gassed up his 
brand new flying model with a "Baby 
Cyclone" engine and started it away on 
its initial test hop. 

Something went wrong with the trip on 
the timer and it continued to soar up and 
away until out of sight. 

If anyone hears of this ship or its pres- 
ent whereabouts please inform Jerry at 
once and he will be glad to reimburse the 
finder. Let's all noise it around among our 
neighbors, maybe someone might know 
about it. 

Harry Miller better equip that car of 
his with parachutes or else furnish head 
guards, because someday when one of his 
passengers falls out he might not land 
on his head as Jimmie Barnes did the other 
day, and get himself hurt. 

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Disease Smites Consolidated 

An outbreak of Sourdough Fever, 
caused by the bite of the Gold Bug, was 
reported this last month by Sir Arthur 
Muddleton Confusofact, symptomologist 
and fellow research worker in the Con- 
solidated Museum of unnatural history. 
The outbreak was observed not far from 
Ramona in the fastness of the hills and 
so far has only been observed as having 
smitten J. W. Van Doren and Elmer Jo- 
hansen of Coinolidafed's tool design de- 
partment. While Sir Arthur advises us that 
in the days of '49 the disease was often 
fatal he advised further that little fear 
need be felt for our fellow members since 
his observations showed mostly bene- 
ficial effects such as tanning of the skin, 
raising of the chest and broadening of the 
shoulders. Apparently also, he stated, it 
brings about a perfect immunity for poison 
oak, as the gold mine where these fellow 
sufferers work is surrounded by a virgin 
forest of Poisonoakus Itchyscratchicus. 

Q. E. D. 


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Your City, Your Friends 
Next Issue April 23rd 

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Softball League 

At a special meeting called for the pur- 
pose of organizing an interdepartmental 
Soft Ball League the following names were 
submitted as managers for various de- 

Planning, Willard Luppke, 713. 


Total... $599 HERE 




Engineers, N. W. Boobey, 2 57. 

Wing, Melford Little, 4115. 

Draw Bench (Day), Jas. Ash. 

Welding (Day), Jas. Ash. 

Maintenance, Pete Gryalva. 

Stockroom, F. J. O'Connor, 6 54. 

Bench, Ed McCleary, 717. 

Woodshop, John Woodhead. 

Tool Room, T. V. Shaw, 534. 

Tank, J. W.Kelly, 2307. 

Paint Shop (Day), O. Mahling, 6079. 

Paint Shop (Night), Wallace Slattery, 

Hull (Day), G. Hotchkiss, 5000. 

Hull (Night), Jack Clark, 5099. 

Experimental, R. Peters, 8051. 

Wing (Night) R. C. Hollinge, 4186. 

Final Assembly (Night), W. Basil, 

Inspection, John All, 1032. 

Welding (Night) 

Sheet (Night) 

The rules used last year were, with a few 
changes, adopted for use this year. The 
teams we will have will tax the capacity 
of the diamonds available. If you have 
any suggestions to help this good, clean 
American sport pass them on. We hope 
there will be at least one team from each 
department. Create an interest in your 
team by being present at games and see 
how much better they will play with a 
good, large audience. 

Bill Gilchrist. SOS. 

April, 1937 


model Engineers 

The "Coinolidatcd Model Engineers" 
held their second enthusiastic meeting, 
April 8th, under the direction of Jim 
Roche, when sixteen new members were 
signed up, making a total of thirty-three 
embryo engineers. 

Discussions were held on activities of 
members, with different type models both 
power and glider. Also ways and means 
were discussed on obtaining materials 
at a much lower rate than available at 

Each member was appointed as a com- 
mittee of one to locate a site for future 

April 2 5th at seven-thirty a. m. at Camp 
Kearny is to be the first exhibition of in- 
dividual members' progress. At this time 
all types of models will be put through 
their paces. 

Jim Roche was appointed temporary 
chairman and E. Sharp was appointed tem- 
porary Secretary until election of officers, 
which will take place in the near future. 
C. C. Flagg, H. Nicholson and Mr. Lacey 
have offered their services in an advisory 
capacity. H. G. Jenkins, W. K. Goodman 
and Bob Holland also proffered their ser- 
vices as aeronautical engineer instructors. 

We heartily appreciate their coopera- 

Some very novel models are under con- 
struction at the present time, such as a 
gas-powered auto-gyro with a six foot 
span, also a "Grumman pursuit," which 
enters the gas-powered biplane field. 

Among prominent members are "Spider" 
Webb, who placed second at a recent 
glider meet in Los Angeles and Bob Hol- 
land who took first place for fine work- 
manship, plus flying characteristics at the 
meet held at Camp Kearny April fourth in 
a field of 88 contestants with the model 
pictured in last month's Consolidator. 

Our hats off to these fellows as they 
are starting the ball rolling in the right 

This group of aeronautical enthusiasts 
wish to extend their whole-hearted ap- 
preciation of the cooperation extended to 
them, by the Consolidated Aircraft Corp. 
Come one! Come all! Let's get together 
at Camp Kearny! 

Borque, of engineering is an untiring 
advocate of tropical fish raising, in fact it 
is believed that he will soon be offering 
his guests a repast of filet of guppy, steeped 
in butter of goldfish. He claims it is much 
better than filet mignon, or braised hum- 
mingbirds knuckles! 


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Chips From the 
Carpenter Shop 

Seen at the Maintenance Stag — at Kens. 

Woody with his non-straying stein. 

Jack Miller with his non-breakable mug. 

Gordon Paul eating hot-dogs and drink- 
ing 7-Up. 

Mystery: Why did Doug, leave so early? 

A. L. Brown with two large Orphan 
Annie mugs. 

Ted Stark enjoying himself playing 

Bob Biddle and Art Hubbard enjoying 
the fresh country air and sunshine. 

Joe Nettke right at home acting as bar- 
tender. Joe would like to know the right 
way to Ken's place. 

We have in our ranks an ex-jockey, who 
worked for some big stables in his time. 
If there are any employees interested he 
would like to give his viewpoint on this 
year's Kentucky Derby. On a muddy track 
he picks: "Maedic," "Pompoon" and 
"Dellor." On a fast track he picks: "Court 
Scandal," "War Admiral" and "Pompoon." 


Person or persons who haven't heard 
about George Reeves' recent trip in a 
PBY-1. "Hoople" Reeves will be glad to 
sacrifice a few minutes from his love af- 
fairs to anyone willing to listen. 

Rodriguez to Fight 

AL RODRIGUEZ, clerk of the Metal 
. Bench department, will make his bow 
to the fistic world at the next Boxing 
Show, sponsored by the San Diego Club. 
Al will meet Miles of Kansas City, who is 
reputed to be pretty good. Both boys are 
matched up well, holding about the same 

Al is 19, weighs 13 5 pounds and is in 
excellent condition, due to the rigid train- 
ing of his manager, Bernard Ruby, who 
has been putting his boy through the paces 
for the last five months. Ruby, on being 
questioned as to the qualifications of his 
protegee, replied. "Al is a splendid pros- 
pect or I wouldn't be spending my time 
on him." 

Rodriguez has been doing quite a bit of 
wrestling for the last 3 ^/i years, holding 
the 193 5 championship for the San Diego 
High School and has just recently turned 
to boxing. 

Under the wing of the veteran Ruby, 
former holder of the New England Golden 
Glove championship and well known M. 
I. T. fighter, Al is sure to go places. 

The exact date of the bout hasn't been 
announced as yet but is expected to take 
place around the second Wednesday in 

V. E. Clapsaddle, Jr., 3000. 

Dutch: What's holding this bulkhead 

Voice from under Bulkhead: "Three 
saw horses." 

That's the Hull of it. 

TUiwhsihstaJiyuik Sshvksi 

— 7th Avenue at Date = 


'PHONE F.2144 

TlojLohsiJui a 3'cdhsh fihics. 

Says the ole rivet sorter to the tool crib 
man: "You haven't given me a clean 
rag since the Lord knows when." 

Says the tool crib man to ole rivet sorter: 
"You don't come over as often as you 

Hngling Reuieiu 

Spring is here and along with thoughts 
of love and all that sort of thing many 
Con solid a tors have been gathering various 
items of equipment necessary to success- 
fully snare the elusive sea denizens. 

"Otto" Krueger, who has established a 
school for novice fishermen, is booked to 
capacity for the season and has arranged 
for disposal of most of his contemplated 
catches at the rate of "one for one", if 
you know what we mean. Burp! 

You are urged to patronize the 
following merchants whose ad- 
vertisement in this issue of the 
Consolidator make its publica- 
tion possible: 

Aase Bros 23 

Arden Dairy 14 

Baranov Back Cover 

Bonham Bros. 21 

Brown Motor Co 13 

Benbough Funero) Parlors 32 

Campbell Chevrolet Co. 24 

Chulo Vista Airport 13 

City Chevrolet Co 8 

Clement. John D 22 

Consolidated Aircraft Corporation. . . . 

3rd Cover 

Davidson Furniture Co 6 

Davies Motors 30 

Eastman Kodak Stores 25 

Exclusive Florists 6 

Firestone Tire Cr Rubber Co 18 

Fuller. W. P. & Co 26 

Goodrich Silverfown Stores 11 

Goodyear Service Stores 10 

Hancock Products 10 

Irvin Aircraft 8 

Jenny Wren 22 

Johnson & Saum 31 

Lindbergh Cafe 8 

Mission Cleaners 14 

Morgan's Cafeteria 6 

Motor Hardware Co 11 

Mountain Meadow Creamery 19 

Ncuner Bros 28 

Pacific System Homes 23 

Parrish, A. E 18 

Pennzoil 25 

Peterson Lumber Co 31 

Pickwick Hotel 10 

Piggly Wiggly 9 

Quolitee Dairy 12 

Roy's Market 20 

Safeway Stores 2nd Cover 

Solmons & Wolcott 5 

Son Diego Auto Electric 13 

Son Diego Motor Co. 14-19 

Scars-Roebuck Co 29 

Standard Furniture Co IS 

Speer's Flying Service 8 

Strobel's Bavaria 19 

Sunshine Alleys 19 

TWA 12 

Union Title Ins. Co 27 

United Air Lines 7 

Ward's Typewriter Service 6 

Westgote Sea Foods 7 

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Whitney's 2nd Covpr 

Wines' Coffee Co 25 

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"The Home of Aviation 


Volume 2 

May, 1937 

Number 5 


AGREEMENT made this 26th day of 
April, 1937, between Consolidated 
Aircraft Corporation, herein called the 
"Company" and Aircraft Lodge No. 
1125, International Association of 
Machinists, herein called the "Union." 


Whereas on 10 April, 1937, there was 
held at the plant of the Company under 
the direction of the National Labor Re- 
lations Board, an election for the unit 
comprising the hourly paid employees of 
the Company to determine the question of 
representation for the purpose of collective 
bargaining with their employer, and. 

Whereas in such election the Union 
received 1823 votes of 23 54 ballots cast 
and of 3295 employees comprising the unit 
and entitled to vote, and 

Whereas by such ballot the Union 
fairly received a majority not only of the 
ballots cast but also of all employees 
qualified to vote and embraced within such 
unit, and 

Whereas it is the desire of the Union 
to enter into an agreement with the Com- 
pany with respect to rates of pay, wages, 
hours of employment and other condi- 
tions of employment. 

Now, Therefore, in consideration of 
the premises, the parties hereto hereby 
agree as follows: 

1. Recognition: The Company hereby 
recognizes the Union as the exclusive col- 
lective bargaining representative of all of 
the employees in the Unit as defined by the 
National Labor Relations Board prior to 
such election, to- wit: 

All hourly paid employees, exclusive of 
timekeeper and excepted clerks. 

2. Kates of Piiy: The minimum rate of 
pay for inexperienced personnel shall be 
40c an hour for minors and 50c for adults 
for the first four months of employment. 

Effective 2 May 1937, overtime shall be 

paid for at the rate of one and one-half 
times hourly rate. 

3. Wages: Effective 2 May 1937, the 
Company will make a blanket increase of 
lO'^f to every employee affected by this 
agreement. Without promising further 
general raises — a policy that would act as 
a detriment upon interim increases that 
may be earned by efficiency — the Com- 
pany agrees to consider in June next on its 
merit j, a further 10% raise and to review 
individual wage rates every four months 
and in addition to make such individual 
increases upon merit as and when it de- 
termines such are justified. 

4. Hours of Employment: The work- 
ing week shall consist of 40 hours work 
and shall run from Monday through Fri- 
day, or for janitors, watchmen and main- 
tenance men through five consecutive 
days. With the exception of janitors, 
watchmen and maintenance men, eight 
hours of labor shall be worked within 8j4 
consecutive hours. Work after 8 working 
hours in any shift shall be considered over- 
time. After three hours overtime on any 
one day and five hours on Saturday, double 
time shall be paid. With the exception of 
janitors, watchmen and maintenance men, 
work on Sundays shall be paid for at 
double time. Work on the following legal 
holidays (if weekdays) New Years Day, 
Washington's Birthday, Decoration Day, 
Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanks- 
giving Day and Christmas Day, shall also 
be paid for at double time. Until 30 June 
next the Company will continue the pres- 
ent weekly schedules for day and night 

5. Representation: The Union shall 
nominate Company employees in and for 
the following department groupings who 
shall constitute an Employees' Welfare 

1 Sheet Metal, Machine Shop, Tank, 

1 Draw Bench, Welding, Tubing, 

Metal Bench, 

2 Wings and Tails, 
1 Hulls, 

1 Paint, 

1 Final Assembly, 

1 Tool and Wood Shops, 

1 Experimental, 

1 Miscellaneous, 

1 Night Shift. 

It is the intent of the Company that 
unfairness to employees shall not exist 
and that complaints will be settled with 
the foreman. No complaint shall be con- 
sidered by the Committee until it has been 
taken up with the foreman concerned. In 
event satisfaction is not obtained, the em- 
(Continued on page 3) 


Aerial View of San 

Diego .... 
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President's Column 


Capital News 


Lt. Deam 


Frank Moonert 




Hiram Ploughboy 




The Lindbergh Line 12- 




Mesa Flying Club , 






Production Minutes 


Plant News 



All communications should be addressed to the CONSOLIDATOR. c/o CONSOLIDATED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION. Lindbergh Field. San Diego. California. 
Permission to reprint, in whole or in part, any of the subject matter herein, is gladly g-anted any established publication provided proper credit is given the CONSOLIDATOR. 
Material may not be used for advertising. Printed in the U. S. A. by Frye K Smith. 850 Third Ave., San Diego, California. 


The President's Column 

Text: "Uncertainty! Fell demon of our 
fears! The human soul, 
That can support despair, supports 
not thee!" (Mallet) 

THE Wagner Labor Act has been de- 
clared constitutional. Under it, in a 
Government-ordered election, our hourly 
employees selected Aircraft Lodge 112 5, 
International Association of Machinists, a 
49-year-old Union, affiliated with the 
American Federation of Labor, as their ex- 
clusive representative for the purpose of 
collective bargaining in respect to rates of 
pay, wages, hours, and conditions of em- 

Representatives thereupon, were selected 
by the Lodge, discussion with the com- 
pany's management followed, and an 
agreement to be given a year of fair trial, 
was signed. 

All this within the month! And without 
stalling, but with deliberation, calmness, 
fairness and harmony. 

Most of our work is for our Govern- 
ment and this places a double obligation 
upon us to follow the law of the land and 
play ball with the Administration. This 
we cheerfully and whole-heartedly do. 
Management must not take sides. It must 
deal with employees through representa- 
tives of their own choosing and while the 
law permits individuals or groups to pre- 
sent grievances to their employer. Lodge 
112 5 has been fairly chosen to deal for all 
within the Unit defined by the National 
Labor Board, and those who lost the elec- 
tion and who refrain from now joining 
this Union must trust representatives in 
whose selection they had, and will have, 
no voice, to bargain for them, always at 
the possible risk of disagreement and per- 
haps interruption in work. The Union has 
agreed to endeavor fairly and squarely to 
sell itself on its merits and not to close its 
doors to any employee within the Unit 

What religion a man professes, if any, 
has never influenced employment with us; 
whether or not he is a Union man must 
not influence our employment of him or 
his treatment after employment. 

It is the intent of the Company that 
unfairness to employees shall not exist, and 
in our agreement we have set up machinery 
to carry out this intent. 

We are told and believe that a Union 
affiliated with the American Federation of 
Labor considers its contracts sacred, and 
that its members believe in earning, 


through added efficiency, increases they 
may win. Organized labor with its leader- 
ship, is on trial with the company and its 
customers and employees and the general 
public and I for one believe it will not be 
found wanting. The concessions granted 
by the company, plus those to salary per- 
sonnel, will cost us on fixed price con- 
tracts awarded in 193 5 and 1936 at the 
rate of Six Hundred Eighty-five Thousand 
Dollars a year if efficiency is unimproved; 
but we are taking a Million Dollar gamble 
(for the work lasts more than a year) 
that harmony and efficiency will be im- 
proved sufficiently to offset these rate in- 

I have enjoyed the conferences with your 
representatives, men, and have found them 
to be fair and square. I look forward to 
meeting monthly with the Employees' 
Welfare Committee you will elect, so that 
we may continue to consider your welfare 
and that of the Company. 

Frankly, aviation design and manu- 
facture requires many men with as much 
skill as any business I know. Most any 
mechanic can make a structure to with- 
stand what it must, if he may disregard 
weight and use materials that have been 
proven by time. But in our game, the 
world no sooner discovers a lighter metal 
of great strength or a new process to im- 
prove strength at less weight, than we 
must adopt it. And in so doing we must 
protect life and property from old man 
Gravity and old lady Corrosion. Most pro- 
ducts never leave the earth; many never 
see salt water; ours must contend with 
both and skillful and honest hands must 
govern their building. 

In our recent bids for PBY-4's we lis- 
tened patiently to your representatives and 
asked them what was in their hearts and 
their minds. Ascertaining, we bid accord- 
ingly and hope that our Navy will find 
us low enough. If we don't get the PBY-4 
business, a substantial reduction in force 
will be necessary. 

We found no tendency on the part of 
the bargaining representatives to be domi- 
neering; they realized we must bid for 
Government business and the general Fed- 
eral law provides that articles required by 
the Government must be procured where 
they can be purchased the cheapest — 
quality, cost of transportation and the in- 
terests of the Government considered; and 
the Aircraft Act of 1926 states that the 
decision of the Secretary of the Depart- 
ment concerned as to the lowest respon- 

sible bidder shall not be reviewable by any 
officer or tribunal of the United States 
except the President and the Federal courts. 
And now that uncertainty regarding 
rates, hours and overtime bonus is re- 
moved, let's all go places; if we work hard 
together we'll lead in our line of endeavor! 
And so will our Navy! 

5 May 1937. 


As we go to press we are informed by 
proud papa, Gus Phillips, of Engineering, 
that his wife has presented him with a 
beautiful 8-lb., 6-oz. baby girl, Carol 
Ann. Both mother and child are doing 
fine at Mercy Hospital and the father 
should feel better soon. 

Congratulations to you all! 

night Ulings 

Harry Hague of the Tail Surfaces re- 
versed the advice of Horace Greely and 
went east. He returned a married man. 
His bride was formerly Miss Grace Hether- 
ington of Wollaston, Mass. 

Eat a bunch of pickles, ice cream and pie. 
Casein glue, mustard, cellophane and lye. 

Only please send in your news first, 
.... just in case you die! 

P.S. As to processing information. 
Please inform certain Tank Department 
personnel that when an item is Rock- 
welled it is merely checked for hardness 
and had no "secret" welding process per- 
formed.— O.R.N. 


May, 1937 


(Continued from page 1 ) 

ployee may present his complaint in writ- 
ing to the Company's Personnel Super- 
visor, who shall take it up with the Works 
Manager and if not settled satisfactorily 
in this manner, it shall be submitted to the 
Committee. The Company agrees to meet 
with the Committee each third Thursday 
evening of each month to discuss the wel- 
fare of the Company and its employees 
and to hear and settle any complaints. All 
grievances made to the Committee shall 
be submitted in writing, signed by the 
complainant and by the department rep- 

6. Discharge: Whenever an employee 
is discharged, the Company following pres- 
ent practice, agrees to furnish him with 
the reason for his discharge. Whenever 
requested to do so in writing by any dis- 
charged hourly employee, the Company 
agrees to furnish the Union with the rea- 
son for discharge, within three days after 
receipt of such request. 

7. Regiilafions: The Union and the 
Company agree that the regulations set 
forth in the Company's Rule Book, at- 
tached and made a part of this agreement, 
are necessary for the efficient operation of 
the Company's plant and that infraction 
of any rule constitutes cause for discharge 
or other disciplinary action. 

8. Intimidation and Discrimination: 
The Company agrees not to intimidate nor 

in any way discriminate against any em- 
ployee because of his union activities; the 
Union agrees not to intimidate nor in any 
way discriminate against any employee of 
the Company not belonging to the Union. 

9. Bulletin Boards: The Company will 
furnish two bulletin boards on its property 
at places selected by its manager, for the 
exclusive use of the Union, and the Union 
agrees to post thereon only signed notices 
and nothing maligning the Company or 
its employees and to do no distributing of 
literature, hand bills or printed matter, 
and no soliciting or collecting, on the 
Company's property. 

10. Terms: This agreement shall be 
given one year of fair trial immediately 
following this date and shall continue 
thereafter in force and effect unless and 
until it has been amended by agreement 
upon thirty days written prior notice by 
either party thereto or unless by legal pro- 
cedure such as the election on 10 April 
1937, a majority of the employees in the 
unit should elect other representation. 


R. H. Fleet, 
President and Manager. 
C. F. Crow, 
General Vice-President, I. A. of M. 
James McDermott, 
Pres. Aircraft Lodge No. 1125. 

Things That Get Hie Dnuin 

By Mickey Burleigh 

Al Griffith's black eye (he blames it on 
a horse) . . . the bearded hill-billy in final 
assembly . . . Eddie Brendza trying to 
rumba . . . Those "Ducky" shorts that 
Frank Boyle plays tennis in . . . Charlie 
Adler and Johnny Jones of final assembly 
trying to navigate a sail boat . . . Herman 
Hagman of the purchasing department 
running around at a beach party in his 
underwear . . . The dirt Ted Laven dishes 
out about me (the rat, his mother should 
have kept the stork and sent him back) — 
Krank Heidermann's conversations . . . 
"Red" Nickell's ability not to play tennis. 
Toe Nail Descriptions . . . Armstrong- 
wind without the gone (only half gone) 
Herb Ezart — the little Napoleon of the 
Wing Department . . . Ted Laven — flies 
in my ointment, worms in my spaghetti 
. . . Steve Powell — man on roller skates 
without the skates . . . would anybody 
care to take a Brendza with me. 

Caught on the Fly — Eddie Brendza is 
leaving for Cleveland to see his gal grad- 
uate — Max Sperry has got quite a crush 
on one of the office gals — Many of the 
boys are going on a Naval Reserve cruise 
next month — "Tony" Guarnotta argu- 
ing with an officer of the law (I guess he 
was driving too slow for he claims that cars 
were passing him when he got his ticket 
for speeding). "Bud" Thompson is seen 
at Glenn's quite frequently. — Little 
"Oscar" is willing to race anyone in the 
plant with that V8 of his. — A few of the 
boys having a hard time to make it on 
their own at the dance. — Two of the boys 
trying to settle their difficulties by fight- 
ing after working hours. — (I wonder if 
they would have felt better if they had 
beaten each other up. At least they would 
have had something to talk about.) 

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HIS is probably the finest Spring ever 
experienced in Washington. All over 
the city, each and every growing thing is 
trying to outdo its neighbor. Dogwood, 
wisteria, iris, crocuses, cherry blossoms, 
and a lot of plants whose names we do 
not know, are now at the height of their 
beauty. Old man Weather has been very 
kind to us, with the exception of last 
week, when J. Pluvius staged a near-flood 
that did not amount to much except in 
the newspapers, but almost walked in on 
some of the lower elevations of the city. 
We took a trip to the top of the Wash- 
ington Monument and decided that the 
city was safe for a while at least. The 
spring weather has its drawbacks, how- 
ever. Here we are trying to write an in- 
teresting and snappy article for the best 
magazine ever published, and about all 
we can think of is what a fine view there 
is out of our window, watching the kids 
play ball in a nearby park, people sitting 
around sunning themselves, birds of all 
kinds having a fine time in the bird bath 
just below our window; and not an in- 
teresting or worth-while journalistic 
thought in our head. Not that there ever 
have been so very many there, but this 
month it is worse than usual. Congressional 
activities have not furnished any headline 
news for some time. The Washington base- 
ball team, after a good start, seems to have 
slipped a-plenty. The President is away on 
a fishing trip. The Supreme Court seems 
to be hitting on all nine. No one seems to 
have any great amount of complaint, ani- 
mosity, partisanship or pep right now. 
Yes, Spring is here and we don't mean 
maybe. Now, probably the next article 
from your correspondent will be written 
in the midst of real hot weather and that 


will be sufficient irritation to produce 
something with plenty of steam behind it, 
but right now we haven't the heart or de- 
sire to get very much stirred up about any- 
thing. We can say however that the Con- 
solidator is making a real hit with all those 
back here fortunate enough to be on the 
mailing list, and is seen prominently dis- 
played on reception tables, and in private 
offices, in many interesting and worth- 
while places. All of which goes to prove 
that Consolidated, the Consolidated family, 
and Consolidated products, are a combina- 
tion absolutely unbeatable. Keep up the 
good work, folks; and here's hoping that 
you won't be too critical of your Wash- 
ington correspondent's efforts, this time 
at least. 

Ulashington Flood 

Br An Eye Witness 

JUST as Washington was settling down 
for the spring season and putting her 
best foot forward for the hordes of sight- 
seers and cheery-blossom-seers, the annual 
Spring Flood arrived. Giving plenty of 
warning of its impending arrival, it came 
with a bang early Tuesday morning, the 
27th of April. Dykes were hastily erected 
along the river drives and Washington once 
again settled back to enjoy her flood. 
Things were quite different across the river 
at Anacostia at the Army Field, Boiling, 
and the Naval Air Station. The flood ar- 
rived all right but with more of a bang, 

Monday morning, in the midst of a 
heavy rain storm, the water poured 
through an opening in the dyke at the 
Naval Air Station and the field slowly be- 
came a lake. A canoe was tied to the Post 
Office Building at Boiling Field and it 
floated around in a foot or so of the muddy 
water. News from up the river came float- 
ing down that the flood would reach its 
height "sometime Tuesday evening or 
early Wednesday morning." The planes on 
the Army end of the field were hastily 
taken to higher ground or put into dri,- 
hangars. Newspaper reporters arrived to 
watch ; h ? '^un. The men and their fam- 
ilies looked with wary eyes at the slowly, 
but ever-increasing stream of water. The 
rain storms kept coming and each one 
seemed longer and harder than the last. 
The airplanes, which had been placed at 
the northern end of the field, were gradu- 
ally being edged farther back. By noon 


May, 1937 

Tuesday there was a stream of water run- 
ning by the doors of the officers' quarters. 
Tuesday night things began popping in 
earnest. Airplanes that could no longer be 
edged any place else were propped up. The 
crews worked in a driving rain in water up 
to their knees with tractors piling lumber 
under the ships. The rise of the water was 
slow but consistent. By midnight the 
planes were made safe and some of the 
quarters had been evacuated, and Boiling 
Field, like Washington, sat down and 
waited. Suddenly, after the peak had been 
reached, the water receded just as it had 
risen and by Wednesday morning it had 
dropped a foot. Slowly but surely the river 
returned to its proper level, leaving be- 
hind a muddy field and much work to be 
done. Although the damage was negligible 
financially, there is some tedious work to 
be done. 

Washington, too, surveyed the damage 
of the water. The cherry blossoms were 
again endangered by the water running at 
their roots, the terraced lawns along the 
river drives were soaked and covered with 
mud. Then Washington will have to clean 
up its parkways and sit back in watchful 
waiting until her Spring Flood in 1938 
comes racing down from "up the river." 

It. Deam lenues Us 

Be an upright, courageous man! 

Tread the straight and narrow. 
Write, "Hoover of engineering, 

Shoots a bow and arrow." 
Maybe this is new stuff. 

Maybe it is old. . . . 
But we wouldn't a knowed it. 

If we hadn't a been told! ! ! 
Tell us these things . . . write 'em up, send 
'em in! ! ! They make news. 

The nnalysis of a lUomnn 

she is an angol in truth, a demon in fiction, 
A woman's the greatest of all contradiction. 
She's afraid of a cockroach, she will scream at a 

But she will tackle a husband as big as a house. 
She will take him for better. She will take him for 

She will split his head open and then be his nurse. 
And when he is well, and can get out of bed. 
She will pick up a teapot and open his head. 
She's faithful, deceitful, keen-sighted, and blind. 
She's crafty, she's simple, she's cruel, and she's 

She will lift a man up, she will cast a man down, 
She will take him apart, and make him her clown. 
You think she is this, but you will find she is that, 
She will play like a kitten, and bite like a cat. 
"Scotty", Sheet Dept. 

Lt. Frank E. Deam, Assistant Inspector 
of Naval Aircraft, is leaving Consolair 
about June 1, after a brief sojourn of ap- 
proxmiately six months. 

He will again take up life on the briny 
deep when he begins a three-year tour of 
sea duty, as a member of VP Squadron 1 1, 
which is attached to the U.S.S. Langley. 

Lt. Deam, who graduated from An- 
napolis in 1924, has served as Inspector 
of Naval Aircraft at the Stearman Air- 
craft Company, Wichita, and the Great 
Lakes Aircraft Corp, Cleveland. Previous 
to his appointment to Consolair, he was 
Assistant Inspector of Naval Aircraft at 
the Douglas Aircraft Company, Santa 

He will be relieved from duty by Lt. 
Henry J. McRoberts, who has been taking 
a post-graduate course at Annapolis. 

Lt. Deam, upon being interviewed, 
said: "It is with regret that I terminate a 
very interesting tour of duty, which has 
been made particularly pleasant by the 
many friendships, I have found at Con- 
solidated Aircraft Corporation." 

We are sorry to see you leave, Lt. Deam, 
and extend sincere best wishes for your 
success and happiness in your new assign- 

A Spring Valley farmer has produced a 
plant which bears potatoes underground 
and tomatoes above the ground. Probably 
he will next invent the "Vegetable Din- 
ner" plant. 


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thanks for the many visits and inquiries 
made by the boys during my illness." 

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Frank says that there are so many 
former McCook Field service men at Cwi- 
solidated, that there should be a West 
Coast "McCook Field Fraternity." While 
he was acting as Mechanic at the Field, 
he made cross-country flights in that ca- 
pacity with Major Fleet, who was then 
Officer in Charge of Procurement. Other 
Cuiisolidafon with whom he worked are 
I. M. Laddon, Bill Ring, Bernie Sheahan 
and L. C. Weinberg of the Navy Office, 
Etienne Dormoy and Harrj' Sutton. 

Frank is a firm admirer of CoiisolidafcJ 
and its personnel. When interviewed, he 
said, "No matter where I go, I will never 
forget those happy days at Buffalo and 
San Diego." 

Consolidated will miss you also, Frank. 
We all join in wishing you the greatest 
success in your new position and hope 
that, when you are "out our way" you'll 
drop in and say "hello" to us. Comoli- 
datcd's loss is North American's gain. 


CONSOLIDATED will lose a loyal 
friend and North American Aviation 
will gain one when, Francis T. (Frank) 
Moonert, Army Representative, leaves our 
ranks on or about May 17, to become as- 
sistant to Major Hurd, Army Representa- 
tive of the latter company. 

Frank (who considers "Francis" a fight- 
ing word) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, 
where he received his early schooling. In 
1919, he graduated from the University 
of Dayton, as a Structural Engineer. 

Having always been interested in flying, 
he attempted to enter the aviation di- 
vision at McCook Field in an engineering 
capacity, but his efforts were in vain. 
Nothing daunted, he obtained the job of 
messenger boy in the service and began a 
steady upward climb. 

He studied aeronautical engineering as 
applied to engine and airplane design and, 
in succession, became Assistant Mechanic, 
Mechanic, Crew Chief and Flight Test 

Finally, in 1929, he was appointed Army 
Inspector and sent to Consolidated Air- 
craft Corporation at Buffalo, where he 
supervised the 0-19 airplanes. 

At the conclusion of this assignment, 
he was transferred to the Curtiss Aeroplane 
& Motor Corporation, serving there until 

In that year, he was again assigned to 
Consolidated where he has remained until 
the present time. 


Bill Ring says "No-Corrode" grease is 
not to be used on zippers — oleomargarine 
would be butter. 


If some day death should, smiling, turn to me 
And o'er my shoulders fold his sable cloak. 

You must not weep nor grieve for me. but sec 
My joy that all my earthly chains be broke- 

I go to other fields, a fairer land. 

New vistas, wider visions meet my eye. 
There will be other labors for my hand. 

And new adventures 'neath that other sky. 

No sighs nor tears that dissipate the soul 
Can build a lasting monument on earth. 

Far rather would I see my life work whole. 
See you convert it to some lasting worth. 

But more than that, my love, remember this: 
Your happiness was heaven itself to me. 

And I may never find a realm of bliss, 

Less, turning, chance your smiling face to see. 

And happiness cannot be found alone; 

So live your life, seek new friends, love the old; 
And do not let your heart turn into stone. 

Nor let your love of laughter become cold. 

Though I have often failed you in this land. 
Know that I'll always guard you from above. 

Close bv your side in spirit I will stand. 
For death can never be the death of love. 

— Author Unknown. G. Newman. 

Johnny Alls threatens to bring a Hbel 
suit against the Consolidator, because we 
published the fact that he accepted free 
wrestling match passes and asked for the 
10c tax to go with them ... (if we don't 
also include the fact that he asked for 
the gas for his car also!) 


May, 1937 

Left to Right — Front Rou': R. L. Randall, Jack Smith, E. F. Dill, G. O. Couchman. Rear Row: A. 
Bockeno, Coach, W. A. Gerding, D. M. Peterson, G. A. Lindberg, D. Paddock, Herb. Ezard. 

The [hampions 

The 1937 Consolidated basketball sea- 
son is now history. The Crimson Wing 
went through the playoffs in real cham- 
pionship form to capture the title — 
walloping Final Assembly 53-21, Cut- 
ting, 57-21, and Engineers, 59-19. The 
Wing then went on to day finals to de- 
feat their bitter rivals, Hull, 44-37, in a 
fast and hard-fought game, thus winning 
the day championship. This, one of the 
best games seen in San Diego in years, 
was witnessed by several hundred rabid 
fans. On the following Saturday, the Wing 
met the Paint, nite champions. The fight- 
ing Crimson Wing also took Paint's meas- 
ure, defeating them 45-30, and annexing 
the Consolidated Championship. 

E. F. Dill, All Conference and Coast 
League forward and San Diego High 
School high point scorer, was the out- 
standing player. In four of the five games 
he averaged 21 points and, in the Hull 
game, shared honors with Jack Smith, each 
getting 13 points. 

The team is comprised of former High 
School and College stars, namely: "Free" 
Dill, "Jumping Jack" Smith, "Goldy 
Locks" Peterson, "Lindy" Lindberg, "Half 
Pint" Randall, "Dimples" Gerding, "Oley" 
Couchman and "Jumbo" Paddock; an ar- 
ray of players that would gladden the 
heart of any basketball coach. 

Each member of the team was presented 
a gold basketball by Donald Frye, follow- 
ing the victory. 

Coach Art Bockeno. 

With all of the talent running around 
the plant I do not see any reason for not 
organizing a baseball club. Many semi- 
pro players are working here and we could 
easily have a good club. (Att. Mr. Gil- 

"I admire cheerfulness. I'm for anyone 
who sings at his work." 

"Say, you must love mosquitoes." 

Congrats to the Wing Department's 
fine basketball team on winning the inter- 
departmental basketball championship. 

"Well, I think I'll put the motion be- 
fore the house," said the chorus girl as 
she danced out on to the stage. 

"Bee Hive." 

Ronnie Le Mon is willing to take any 
of the boys flying in his new Mono-Coupe. 
The only charge will be for gas and oil. 
Arrangements may be made with him or 
through this column. 

Strawberry, orange, lemon and lime. 
Think up a news bit and drop us the line! 

The Fellows in the Sheet Department 
are still wondering how Al Johnson, No. 
1764, enjoyed his deep-sea fishing trip. 

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Another name was recently added to 
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"Tommy" Hemphill, Head of the Aero- 
dynamics Dept. won the La Jolla Country 
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a total score of 307. This quiet-spoken 
native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is a 
graduate of Cornell's Class of 1931, where 
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In the same tournament, H. A. Sutton, 
Assistant Chief Engineer, won second 
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gate score of 3 52. 

Bernie Sheahan won third place in the 
second flight, having accumulated a score 
of 3 57. 

Mac Laddon also ran! 

The Huiator's Prayer 

Lord, through the driving mists and storms, 
Blindly the threatening skies we grope. 

Grant us the strength to fly ever on! 
Grant us the courage of Thy hope. 

High in Thy brilliant upper air, 

Filled with the joy of a soul set free, 

We will come close to Thee in our joy. 
Turning our singing hearts to Thee! 

Low where the sullen danger lurks. 

Swathed in tlie smoky wraiths of rain. 

Be it our fate to come crashing down. 
Wilt Thou not lift us to tly again? 

Under the shadow of Thy wings. 
Each has been given a course to fly; 

Thank Thee, O Lord, for our grant of life, 
Courage to strive, and strength to die. 

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DEAR Hiram: 
Gosh all fishhooks, Hiram! You 
hev shore bin missin sum excitement. I 
never was so flustrated in my life as I wuz 
this last week! But I'll begin at the com- 
mencin and tell you all about it. 

This last week the dust storms let up a 
spell, and we hitched up ole Fanny to the 
spring-waggen and went to Sittinbull City 
to see the sercus. Everythin was fixed up 
something scrumpshus. They had big ban- 
ners and pink lemonade and peenuts and 
a elefunt and a sord swallerer and a tattood 
man and even a big man-eatin lion. But 
Hiram wait till I tell you. We wuz just 
fixin to buy a bag of peanuts, when old 
man Bendybunt, the fattest man in seven 
counties, comes a-plowin past us like a 
scared jackrabbit with the lion right after 
him. We all started to run, when wood 
you believe it, the lion stops dead in his 
tracks and turns around and starts high- 
tailln it for his cage. One sight of Brother 
Bob had scared him to death! 

Right after thet, one of the sercus fellers 
come around and offered Brother Bob a job 
in the sercus as a side-show freak and lion- 
tamer in his spare time. Brother Bob 
wouldent do it, though, cuz he has his 
hart sot on goin to Californy and being 
a timekeeper in that airyplane werks ware 
yore werkin. 

Ever since the day of the sercus, I been 
over to Aressa Tweebudge's house takin 
care of her. You see, when that there lion 
brok loose at the sercus Aressa started 
runnin like everybody else and ran smack 
dab against a tent pole, and afore she know 
it, she hed swollered her corn-cob pipe, 
lire and all. We've dosed her with a quart 
of castor oil, but so far we've only got 
the stem. 

Old Johnny Nipp hez been hittin the 
bottle harder than ever lately. The day 
of the sercus, he'd ben histin' a few with 
the boys, and when the lion broke loose, he 
saw two of 'em and got twicet as scared 
an ennybuddy else. He's been drinkin 
twice as hard ever since to forget it. 

But I reckon that's about all the news 
from home, Hiram. 

Gee, Hiram, as I sit here in Aressa's 
kitchen, thinkin over the good times we 
useter have together, I get to missin them 
perty little f razes you useter whisper in my 
ear. How is our splicin money pilin up, 
Hiram? I hope you aint squanderin none 
on them Navy widders out there. Course 
1 know vore not. 

May, 1937 


oh — oh! Aressa's yellin for me. Maybe 
I can go home perty quick. 

Your sweety, 


Dear Elmira: 

Am shore glad to hear that Brother Bob 
is sot on comin out here and bein a Time- 
keeper. His looks may scare a lion to death, 
and he may be a little addled in the haid, 
but he'd hev a run fer his money bein 
the funniest lookin egg in that department. 

We gotta be awful careful though. It 
it gets out that he's a gone goslin for 
branes, theyll probly make a Inspector 
outta him. Wouldent that be awful? 

Tawk about yore havin excitement. Re- 
member the time I went to Kansas City 
with a load of Long John Horstgass' hogs? 
And when I got to ridin that revolvin door 
in Seer and Rowbucks and got goin too 
fast and got pitched right through a plate 
glass winder and how the cops came wen 
they found me tangled up in the skerts 
of Seers & Rowbucks best lookin female 
dummy? Well, this last weekend was 
wussn that! 

The fellers hed bin atellin me about goin 
to Teeawanna and all the fun they bin 
havin at the molena roho and sum other 
places with queer names, so I ups and went 
with em last sattidy night. Gee gosh, El- 
mira, I shore hate to tell you about this, 
but when we got down there I got drunk- 
ern $700 on sum stuff call takeela. It was 
shore powerful. Sunday mornin I woke 
up and found myself layin in some hay and 
other stuff under a flea-bittin jackass in 
a ole barn. I shore felt turrible. My hed 
wuz the size of a rain-barrel, my Sunday 
pants wuz torn, and Elmiry, the splicin 
money wuz all gone. 

I crawls out and look around, and finds 
Hank (one of the paint shop fellers I wuz 
with) sleepin in the horse-tank. I woke him 
up and we went lookin for the other fel- 
lers. We finally found them in the jale. 
When we asked one of them sojers why 
they wuz there, he sed the fellers wuz 
pinched for bein drunk and takin off their 
shoes and throwin them at the pigeons. 
Just then I notussed that Hank and me 
wuz in our stockin feet, so I grabbed him 
and we beat it. 

Elmira, we went all through the places 
in that town lookin fer my money. In one 
of them, a Mexican gal asked me if I cud 
still sing this mornin. I tole her I spose so, 


but I hadn't tried it yet. All the time she 
wuz laffin at me. When she stopped she 
said as how last night I wuz showin every- 
buddy how good I cud sing bass and when 
I wuz goin down for a real low one, my 
chin got stuck and to get it loose, they 
hadda take me to the blacksmith. He got 
it loose all right and I wuz so glad, the 
gal said that I gave him a lot of money. 
When she told me that I ran all the way 
over to the smithy to get my money back. 
But Elmira, I wuz too late. The black- 
smith had left for Spain to fight in the 

Well, Elmira, after that I cum on home. 
I'm just awful ashamed of myself for 
losin our splicin money. If you ever can 
forgive me I wood shore like to hear from 
you. I feel awful bad. 

Yore sweety, 


"Bucky" Galvin, Squirrel Cage Boss 
and former Cinema Star, has resigned his 
position here and has returned to Ken- 
more, N. Y., to dispose of some realty 
holdings he owns there. He is undecided 
about his future affiliations but, after a 
short European tour, we hope he decides 
to return to Sunny California. The boys 
will all miss him and certain bright spots 
around town will be a lot quieter now that 
he is gone. Happy landings, Bucky, and 
always remember we will be looking for 

"The Sad Squirrels." 

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Blume entertained 
Arnold's parents at La Jolla over last 
week-end — spent most of the time swim- 
ming and fishing. Mr. Blume, Sr. is still 
California Pinochle Champ and, if you 
don't believe it, check with any of the 
boys who sat in on that Saturday night 

The Ernie Johnsons enjoyed a pleasant 
week-end at Warners Hot Springs. 

We just heard that Mr. and Mrs. A. 
Alexander No. 1S46, had a blessed event 
recently. Congratulations, Al. Incidental- 
ly, why not call him Onyx? 

A word to the wise is sufficient. Yea, 
Bo! So we'll be seein' your Cottsolidafor 
contribution. . . . 

Jack Owens, who, not long ago, was 
dashing around the basketball court in a 
Wing suit, is now patrolling National 
City in a Radio Prowl Car and doing a 
good job. Art Bockeno. 



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Dance, held April 10, at the Mission Beach 
Ballroom, mixed a very appetizing selec- 
tion of ingredients, and the result was a 
"red letter" evening. 

Their recipe consisted of: 

Excellent dance music 

A bit of novelty 

A dash of surprise 

Several fine entertainers 

Two interesting speakers 

A congenial crowd. 
Tuneful dance music was capably fur- 
nished by Val Dage & His Orchestra, much 
to the edification of the dance lovers 

A bit of novelty was injected into the 
proceedings when Bud Deacon introduced 
16 members of Victor McLaughlin's Air 
Corps. The feminine half of the audience 
was particularly impressed by the trim ap- 
pearance of the group. 

For the surprise element, three valuable 
prizes were presented to the holders of 
lucky entrance tickets .... an electric 
clock, a Mixmaster, and a Toastmaster. 

Dancing and singing entertainers added 
their bit to make the already delightful 
evening one long to be remembered. 

Major Fleet and C. A. Van Dusen made 
short talks which were well received. 

Added to the music, entertainment and 
speeches, was a congenial crowd. At one 
time during the evening, it was estimated 
that there were over 7,000 people in the 
Hall. Talk about sardines! 

Thank you. Committee, for a wonder- 
ful time. We're eagerly awaiting our next 

The Flaw 

I looked at you and saw a smile 

Like sunrise on your face. 
I saw you move and caught a glimpse 

Of tall trees in your grace, 

You spoke and, oh, such loveliness 

I never dreamed could be 
In human voice, nor could the thrush 

Sound half so sweet to me. 

You sighed close to my eager ear. 

Oh, bitter, bitter hour. 
I found your breath like garlic smelted 

Instead of like a flower. 

James Harvey Roberts. 

If at first you don't succeed, why just 
suck until you do suck seed! Maybe you 
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THE following list of names will guar- 
antee good clean sport in the Softball 
League. A good turnout to see these games 
will create a better feeling of sportsman- 

Baseball Managers Appointed to Date 
Day Shift 

Accounting Barns 

Mach. Shop and 

Time Keepers R. Tonitt 

Bench J. Wilkenson 

Cutting D. Rasmussen 

Draw Bench J. Friel 

Engineers N. W. Bouley 

Experimental R. Peters 

Final Assembly C. C. Adler 

Hull, 3 teams Steve Gardner 

Inspection John E. Alls 

Maintenance Peter Grijalva 

OfHce Wm. Renison 

Planning Willard Luppke 

Paint O. E. Meehling 

Sheet Metal C. Seaderquist 

Stock Room F. J. O'Connor 

Spars R. E. Stephenson 

Tool Design T. Shaw 

Tank — 2 teams J. W. Kelley 

Welding James Ash 

Wing M. P. Little 

Night Shift 
Wood Shop J. Woodhead 

Final Assembly W.M.Basil 

Hull Jack Clark 

Paint W. Slattery 

Sheet Metal Marker 

Welding J. K. Wood 

Wing R. C. Hollinger 

Now that we have started, let's see 
what department can show the best at- 
tendance at each game played. Who will 
be the winner? We have one fine trophy 
already donated and expect others soon. 
W. C. Gilchrist, 808. 

Chief Mineah Ha Ha of the tail group 
tells this one on himself: Regularly riding 
to work with some of his friends, he de- 
cided to drive his own car to the plant 
one day. He did this, parking in the lot, 
then promptly forgot, rode home with 
his friends as usual and left the car 
parked all night! 

A certain inspector by the name of 
Mac. is circulating the rumor that a 
candid camera fan of Consolidated took a 
shot of the unruly shock of hair belonging 
to the head of Watt the toolroom adjuster 
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The earth's natural resources harnessed to supply power for mankind, this particular liariicss being 
known as Boulder Dam — the largest power plant in the world, capable of producing as much power 
as Niagara Falls and Muscle Shoals combined. (Seen only on TWA.) 

All of the major airlines in the United 
States have flights from Los Angeles to 
Neti^ York, the routes of which are so 
divergent that there is an interesting story 
in each. In presenting, "Flying the 'Lind- 
bergh Line' ", the Consolidator extends its 
sincere appreciation to T.W.A. and Bill 
Jiidd, for their excellent cooperation and 
courtesy. — Ed. 

EVEN the most imaginative prophet of 
a century past would probably have 
fallen short in describing the modern 
means by which human beings would, a 
hundred years later, traverse the North 
American continent. Had he boldly sus- 
pected the coming of air transports with 
their coast-to-coast schedules of only a 
few hours, he would doubtless have been 
hesitant in making such a seemingly ridic- 
ulous prediction. 

Yet the progression of transportation 
from the horse and buggy of the 19th 
century to the modern sky transports 
which ply the airways is representative of 
a change which required much less than a 
century. In fact, aviation is today only a 
child of 3 5, and commercial transporta- 
tion of passengers by this means has been 
known for little more than a decade. 

Transcontinental & Western Air, the 
"Lindbergh Line," offers the fastest coast- 
to-coast schedule over the route chosen by 
Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh as the short- 
est and most interesting, on which are some 


of the most outstanding scenic wonders of 
the world. 

Leaving Los Angeles in one of TWA's 
large twin-engine Skyliners, beautiful 
sights immediately begin laying themselves 
at the air traveler's feet. After crossing 
the vast Mohave desert, Devil's Playground 
and Soda Lake, Boulder Dam, the highest 
and largest dam in the world, with its 
spectacular spouts of water rushing out of 
its locks from the adjoining Lake Mead, 
comes into view. This tremendous power 
plant is capable of supplying more power 
than Niagara Falls and Muscle Shoals com- 
bined, having a rated capacity of 1,8.H,000 
horsepower! Flying directly over this man- 
made miracle, TWA Skyliners afford a 
magnificent view absolutely unobtainable 
by any other means. 

Upon passing the Dam, the arid contour 
begins merging into colorful gorges finally 
resulting in the most brilliantly hued por- 
tion of this earth — the Grand Canyon. 
One of the seven wonders of the world 
which, all at once, awed, inspired, amazed 
and bewildered the pioneers on their 19th 
century covered wagon trek across the 
continent, is on the regular T^'A route. 
Needless to say, its grandeur continues to 
affect air travelers the same as it did the 
hardy pioneers. This beautiful gorge of the 
Colorado River is over 200 miles long, 
from 9 to 13 miles wide and, in places, 
over a mile deep. From the air it is clearly 
seen how the winding Colorado, roaring 


Flying Ihe li 

down the Grand Canyon, supplies the 
water for Lake Mead which is over 100 
miles long. Thus, one may easily see how 
these two world wonders work hand in 
hand in economically serving mankind. 

Meteor Crater, caused millions of years 
ago by a heavenly body striking the earth 
in its journey through space with such 
a force that it made a hole a mile wide and 
600 feet deep, is another among the many 
vistas seen only by TWA air travelers. 
Viewed from the air, it gives the appear- 
ance of a hollow mountain with its top 
sliced off. In addition to Meteor Crater, 
several extinct volcanic craters push them- 
selves above the horizon between Los 
Angeles and Albuquerque. 

The Sky City of Acoma, reputed to be 
the oldest inhabited city on the North 
American continent, perched high on a 
precipitous rocky plateau, is also seen onl)' 
by TWA air travelers. One of the many 

By Bill Judd, Transconti 

T\\"A pilot recei\inj; weather intormation Irom 2 T^ A nietc 
department is considered the most complete weather toreca 


May, 1937 


Ibergh Line 


legends concerning the Acomcnas, the tribe 
of Indians inhabiting the Sky City, tells 
of angry Gods which descended upon the 
people when they lived on the En- 
chanted Mesa. More than half the popula- 
tion was killed, those left migrating to 
their present precarious location. All the 
stones and materials used to make their 
homes were carried up the steep sides of the 
plateau pickaback. Even the earth be- 
neath the Sky City, in which their gardens 
grow, was taken from the fertile plains 

Another Indian attraction on the TWA 
route is Inscription Rock. Centuries ago 
the Indians on the arid plains of the south- 
west for miles around came to this rock 
to get their water. Hardly ever did one 
make the trip without inscribing a bit of 
"news" of his tribe on the sides of the 
"rock." It was thus that the Indians 
learned of successful hunts, deaths and 

tal & UlEstErn Hir, Inc. 

The Sky City of Acoma, perched high on a rocky plateau of the deep southwest, is the oldest 
habited on the North American continent. (Seen only on TWA.) 

t prior to his taking out a flight, 
stem of its kind in the world. 

TWA's meteorological 


other events among the different tribes. 
So to speak, Inscription Rock served as the 
local "newspaper," and the hieroglyphics 
and picture writings are still clearly vis- 
ible all around the rock. 

The airports at both Winslow, Arizona, 
and Albuquerque, New Mexico, are com- 
plemented with passenger stations most 
typical of the deep southwest. Adobe struc- 
tures, their Interiors are roughly orna- 
mented with Indian fixtures, rugs, tools, 
fighting paraphernalia, furniture and deco- 
rations. Likely as not, an old Chief in full 
"get-up" may have his squaw and children 
down to watch the giant transport arrive 
.ind depart. 

Painted Desert, Black Falls, Sunset 
Crater, Devil's Canyon, Petrified Forest 
and the Continental Divide name a few 
other points along TWA's route, between 
Los Angeles and Albuquerque, which are 
of scenic interest. 

Leaving Albuquerque and continuing 
east, interest is sometimes diverted from 
things below to things tasty served by the 
TWA Hostess who is always along to care 
for the comfort of passengers, to answer 
questions concerning points along the way 
and, by no means least of all, to serve the 
excellent prepared hot meals which seem to 
meet the taste of even the most hard-to- 
please. From the appetizer to the after- 
dinner mints each TWA meal Is an ex- 
cellent example of the culinary art. The 
hot food steam tables, to be found only 


on TWA's Skyliners, greatly add to their 

After a meal, should an air traveler feel 
the urge to "snooze" a bit, the Hostess 
readily obliges by changing the ingenious 
TWA chair from the sitting position to 
the very restful and slumber promotive 
sleeping position. Sleeping on a TWA Sky- 
liner as It gently rolls on the soft cushions 
of air, yet while flying across the sky at 
more than three miles a minute, is best ap- 
preciated by the actual experience. Likely 
as not, one might sleep through the stops 
at Amarillo and Wichita and the flight 
over the checkerboard of crops and rolling 
plains of the southwest. Upon arrival at 
Kansas City, where TWA's system main- 
tenance base is located, stopover time can 
interestingly be spent in giving TWA's 
various maintenance shops a quick "once- 
over." TWA's base at Kansas City has 
been claimed by many to be the most com- 
plete and modern base of Its kind in the 
world. Here may be seen Skyliners in the 
midst of anything from a minor adjust- 
ment to complete overhaul. 

A glance might be had at TWA's mete- 
orological department with Its air mass 
analysis system, which is known the world 
over as the most complete weather fore- 
casting system of its kind. 

While walking through the hangar, 
TWA's "Experimental Overweather Lab- 
oratory," being used in the company's high 
altitude research program investigating 

(Continued on page 22) 



mesa Flying Hub Heius 

BETWEEN the last issue of this mag- 
azine and time for this one to go to 
press the Mesa Flying Club, Inc., has held 
another very successful "party" and en- 
tertainment. There were approximately 
three hundred in attendance and every one 
taking part in it had an enjoyable even- 
ing that will not soon be forgotten. It 
seemed that each person who came tried 
his very best to enjoy himself and to 
see that others did the same. The evening 
was given over to dancing, a good floor 
show, and there were some very lovely 


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ones fortunate enough to receive them 
were well pleased. Those who helped to 
put this part over and who really did the 
work are to be complimented on the re- 
sults. The Social Director, (Yours Truly) 
takes this opportunity to thank all who 

There is another party in the planning 
process, at the present time which is to be 
of a different nature and we hope to be 
able to offer something worth while. More 
will be said about it later. 

Our president, Mr. Griffith, is to be 
complimented on the way he conducted the 
party as the "Master of Ceremonies." 
Good work, Al. 

Our next party will be held under en- 
tirely different conditions and at a dif- 
ferent location and we hope to be able to 
more than please all of you. 

There have been four of our members 
to make their solo flight this month in- 
cluding, Mr. McCannon, Mr. Mier, Mr. 
O. Hubbard and Mr. Elkert. 

They are to be congratulated and we 
are sure that their progress from now on 
will add to the wonderful reputation of 
our club. 

At the present time we have a roster of 
forty members, all of whom hold a pilot's 
license, issued by the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, of one of the several grades. 
Thirty-one members have soloed up to 
this date. Ten of that number are ready 
for their fifty-hour test and two have al- 
ready passed that test. This is an enviable 
record for a little more than a year of 
operation and is real evidence of the ap- 
plication of their spare time in the de- 
velopment of a hobby that may rightfully 
be called "The Sport of Kings!" It must 
be remembered that only spare time was 
used and no time was taken from their 



regular duties to accomplish their pur- 

Our equipment is of the very latest and 
is up to date in every way and it has been 
kept in the very best condition. It is 
at all times ready for the regular in- 
spection of the U.S. Department of Com- 
merce which is very rigid and exacting. 

We are planning to soon add our third 
ship to the lineup and you may be sure 
that it will also be of the latest type and 
in keeping with our present standards and 
that in the choice we are observing the 
Club motto, "Safe, Sane, Sure." 

To our Bro. Ladiock goes the distinc- 
tion of being the first member to exper- 
ience a real genuine "forced landing" 
and he surely must have gotten a real 
thrill out of it but he came through it 
smiling. It seems that the motor stopped 
for some reason or other, perhaps water 
m the gas, but the instructor was along and 
a small field was handy so everything 
came out all right. 

We must call attention of all the mem- 
bers to the new locker that Bro. Knudson 
has built for us over at Airtech. It is a 
"honey" and we understand that Bro. 
Knudson is to be rewarded with some 
"flying time" for his efforts. 

This little column could hardly be com- 
plete without the mention of our first 
two members to receive their "Private" 
rating and a brief sketch of them, Gerald 
(Gerry) Hopkins was the first to take his 
fifty-hour test and he passed with colors 
flying and a good record. He soloed May 
10, 1936, after five hours of dual in- 
struction with our O.M. as his instructor. 
After thirty hours of flying in the "Cub" 
he was checked out in a Fairchild 24 and 
also a Lambert Monocoupe making three 
trial landings in each. This is proof of the 
type of instruction available in our club 
and that the training he received in the 
"Cub" was very valuable to his success. 
On April 4, 1937, he passed his fifty- 
hour test and here is his own record of 
the cost. 

10 hrs.. Primary and Advanced 

Instruction $ 30.00 

40 hrs.. Rental on the Cub 40.00 

15 hrs., Rental on Porterfield 30.00 

Total $100.00 

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This is a price 
equalled anywhere. 

Our number two "private" is Al Grif- 
fith who was only a day or two behind 
"Gerry" Hopkins. He was born in the 
"Bear State" in 1907 and along in 1929 
started working in his spare time around 
aircraft paint shops and the PBY-l's 


Moy, 1937 


show us that he still "throws a mean 
paint gun." In March, 1933, he got an 
aerial photo job and thought it would be 
a good idea for him to get some inside 
dope on how an airplane works so his first 
time up was an instruction hop. After 
three hours and fifteen minutes he made 
his first solo hop and he is still going 
strong. Most of his training in the earlier 
part of his flying was paid for by an ex- 
change of labor until along came our 
O.M. and the flying club was started. 
This was an opportunity for "Al" and he 
seen built up his time until he now has 
more than eighty hours in his "log book." 

Since these two boys have their new 
license they have been very generous in 
taking members of the club and their im- 
mediate families for nice rides in both 
ships. Neither of them have flown alone 
since they have been awarded their 

We have three new members to report 
this month, Mrs. Al. Griffith, wife of our 
president, Frank Buzzelli, and Elmer Lin- 
gard. They will be afforded the same op- 
portunity that has meant so much to 
the rest of us. 

Well this winds up the little ball of 
yarn for this month, so, 
Happy Landings, 

Carl W. Hunnaman, 1328. 

n Girl is like 

A book — usually bound to please. 

A train — often gets on the wrong track. 

A magazine — lots of fiction beneath the 

A program — subject to change without 

An automobile — often runs people down. 
A lamp — apt to flare up and get turned 

A banjo — often picked on by her friends. 
A thermometer — often of very high de- 

Sam Jarvis, Hull Inspector, became the 
proud papa of a beautiful, but somewhat 
noisy, blue-eyed, six-pound, six-ounce 
daughter on April 19th at Scripps Me- 
morial Hospital. 

Both mother and daughter, Pemelia, are 
doing fine, but Sam still looks a little 

All the boys extend congratulations 
and sincere wishes for a happy life to you 
all and want to add that they hope that 
this event is the start of a fine string of 
little Sammys and Bettys. 

The Consolidated Aircraft Chapter of 
the Alpha Kappa Gamma Fraternity en- 
tertained with a dinner and "airplane hop" 
on Saturday, May 1, at the Windansea 
Hotel, La Jolla. 

The 60 people present did justice to the 
delicious turkey dinner served and liquid 
refreshment was not neglected either. 

Entertainment was furnished by Evelyn 
Jensen, Marie Hick and Jane Romera, un- 
der the capable guidance of their in- 
structress. Miss "Jackie" St. Pierre of 
La Jolla. 

Mr. Clyde Heninger played several well- 
received piano selections. 

The general opinion is that a good time 
was had by all! 

n "Hot" Team 

The Inspection Department Softball 
Team, led by Bernie Swartz, "U" of Cali- 
fornia Varsity Star, feel that they are tops 
among Consolidated Inter-Departmental 
Teams and are about ready to prove it to 
the world. 

They have already given the Wood 
Shop a neat lacing to the tune of 13 to 2. 

The lineup: Alls, 1st base; Collins, 2nd 
base; J. Swartz, 3rd base; Schellbeck, S.S.; 
Clardy, Field; McLord, Field; Blume, 
Field; Willis, Field; Hansbrough, Field; 
Churchill, Field; Jones, Catcher; Boone, 
Pitcher; B. Swartz, Pitcher-Manager. 

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Eddie Raymond of the Punch Press 
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Why not 

It has long been my contention. 

And it seems no more than fair. 
That there should be some means of motorized 

For the man in the mono- rail chair. 

Why not give the man an electric fan 

To hold upon his knee. 
Besides keeping him cool. 

It would boost production any one can see. 

The cost of the fan could be oflfset, 

By a plan I'm sure is fair. 
A two-bit Saturday afternoon excursion. 

Seeing the plant from the air. 

Al. Gee, 5286. 


"There's so much bad in the best of us. 
And so much good in the worst of us, 

That it hardly behooves any of us 
To talk about the rest of us." 

"A student asked the college president 
if he could not take a shorter course than 
that prescribed by the institution." "Oh 
yes," was the reply, "but that depends on 
what you want to make of yourself. When 
God wants to make an oak, he takes 100 
years, but when he wants to make a squash, 
he takes 6 months." 


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Pictured on this page is a drawing of a 
very practical handy aid that I recently 
devised to help me in my work at the 
plant. I find it indispensable to me and 
am sure other employees in the plant would 
appreciate and also use it to their ad- 
vantage. A mallet and C-clamps are tools 
that we use at all times. Heretofore to 
tighten the clamps I would hit one wing 
of the clamp with my mallet, backing up 
the other wing with a block or my hand, 
in which both my hand and the C-clamp 
take a beating. To simplify this I made up 
a hook that I fastened into the end of my 
mallet as described. I now just need to 
catch the hook on a wing of the clamp and 
wind up to any tension I desire. To loosen 
up, just reverse. I designed the hook in 
the end of the mallet so it does not inter- 
fere with the hand-grip in anv way. The 
hook is also handy for other purposes such 
as giving "ST" angle a desired twist in 
the proper place, etc. 

Slotting the end of the mallet handle 
harms it in no way and the combination 
certainly saves time, wear and tear on 

Robert B. Crosby, 2752, 

Drawbench Dept. 


Judging by the large turn out of Con- 
solidatcJ employees, at the recent Pacific 
Southwest Glee Club tournament, at least 
a few of the boys are interested in classical 
music. The suggestion in the last issue of 
the Coiisdihiafor was very good for many 
of the fellows in the plant would be in- 
terested in a male chorus. After we have 
formed our chorus we may step further 
and form a dramatic club. Receipts from 
performances of this type would be very 
handv in getting together a "loan" fund 
tor the emplovecs in time of need. 


May, 1937 


FRED HARGES of the Tools Depart- 
ment says of all hobbies, Coin Col- 
lecting is one of the most interesting and 
fascinating, although his collecting never 
reached the proportion of Ford's, DuPont's 
or Mellon's. 

The Science of Numismatics, by the 
acquirement of coins, paper money, and 
medals, cultivates fraternal relations 
among collectors and students, also dem- 
onstrates the fact that Numismatics is an 
educational service pursuit. 

Fred, while in Buffalo, sponsored a most 
interesting and unusual exhibit of coins 
of the world at the Science Museum which 
today contains some of the rarest 
specimens in New York State. He was 
curator of the Buffalo Numismatic Asso- 
ciation, and also managed exhibits of the 
club members at the Common and High 

Fred is a charter member of the newly 
organized club, San Diego Numismatic 

The Society does not deal in coins, but 
conducts auctions in which coins may be 
offered to bidders, less a small charge for 
the services which is retained by the club. 

Members of the club may buy your 
coins, but their operations are not con- 
nected with the club in any way. 

Banks and bankers are too busy to an- 
swer questions on coins. Members of the 
club are well informed, and can appraise 
most pieces and are pleased to evaluate 

The San Diego Numismatic Society 
meets at 8 p.m., 12th of each month in 
the San Diego Consolidated Gas & Electric 
Company building. Employees of Consoli- 
dated Aircraft Corporation are welcome to 
these meetings. 

COME — bring your collections. 

Some folks run around with strange pets 
but we think that Joe Williamson's pet 
Pelican takes the cake, because, besides 
being able to take care of himself under 
any conditions, he is the life of the party. 

Pete, as he is known, was picked up on 
the beach at La Jolla having had two ma- 
chine gun bullets sent through him — one 
through his pouch and the other taking 
away pare of his skull. 

"Doc" Griffin, of Consolidated Tool De- 
partment, took him over and, with care- 
ful attention, brought him back to health. 

Pete evidently enjoys his new surround- 
ings because he has refused to leave and, 
despite the fact that his owner tried to 
lose him by taking him to points up and 
down the coast, he always manages to 

His actions have become widely known 
and were reported in the Los Angeles Times 
and through Associated Press outlets. 

Jewel City butchers are threatening to 
do bodily harm to old Pete if he doesn't 
stay away from their counters, looking 
hungrily at the trays of fish inside. 


Little clouds up in the air 

How's it feel to be up there? 

We're way down here below, you know 

or do you? 

O. A. McGrath, Engineering. 

The above was dashed off in a hurry 
this noon during a severe attack of spring 


"Sailor" Smithies, Squirrel Cage Junc- 
tion "Station Master" to maternity ward 

Policeman: "Are you a college man?" 
E. K. Clardy: "No. A horse stepped on 
my hat." 

lUelcome, Bays ! 

"Casey" Houghton, who has been pilot- 
ing number 42, "fast express" on the 
"Consolidated" railroad has been transfer- 
red to Rockwell duty in the Inspection 

Bill Downe continues on his upward 
march and has been transferred from Ma- 
terial Control department to Harvey 
Mucks' gang of "Expediters" who are do- 
ing a fine job a "rushing" parts to the 
eager "hands" in the "Ex" building. 

Kern: "How's your new girl friend?" 

Clardy: "Not so good." 

Kern: "Boy you always were lucky." 

Overheard in the Hull Department: 
"My wife didn't say a word when I got 
home at 3 a.m. last night. I was going 
to have those front teeth pulled anyway." 

7U)ivh£MaJ>inM Sjuivka 

We understand Fi;ed Harger of the 
Tool Room has taken up snake charming. 
Freddie must have missed one lesson for 
he doesn't know what to do when the 
snake decides to do a little charming of 
its own. John Alls, 1032. 


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A most interesting jaunt was taken be- 
low Yuha plain of the Imperial Valley 
into the Sierra De Juarez mountains of 
Mexico, April twenty-fourth and fifth — 
by six Consolidated "Desert Rats," 'Sandy' 
Curtis, Carl Schellbach, Joe and Frank 
Williamson, Lee English and "Russ" Kern. 

The boys spent the night on the desert 
just beyond the U. S. Boundary in Mexico, 
under a full moon with howling coyotes 
keeping them awake most of the night. 
After a hasty breakfast at 3:30 a. m. a 
search began for the petrified forest re- 
ported in this region. 

Just as day was breaking, after a hike 
of about two and one-half miles, it was 
found, to the east of the Sierra De Juarez 
range, and about five hours was spent ex- 
ploring and climbing about in the area. 

Petrified wood was formed by trees fall- 
ing into a primeval stream — perhaps mil- 
lions of years ago — and which, upon drift- 
ing to an eddy, were there transformed 
into stone by the gradual replacement of 





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the wooded matter with Silica the principal 
constituent of rocks. Several fine speci- 
mens were "lugged" back thru the hot 
desert Sands to the United States. 

The map herewith should enable any- 
one interested to locate this bit of nature's 

phenomena. Precaution tho, should be 
taken against going into the desert without 
water and sunglasses. An early start is also 
essential as temperatures usually climb 
high by ten a. m. this time of year. 

"The Gas House Gang" 

Their headquarters are down old Missouri Way; 
It's in St. Louis where they hold sway. 
They're the rowdiest bunch you've ever seen, 
With their colossal show starring Dizzy Dean. 

"Ducky" and Mize are their big siege guns. 
They are the factory that manufactures runs. 
"Pepper" Martin, when he steals a base, 
Is like old Man O'War in a Louisville race. 

You hear "Libby" Durochcr over at short. 
Rebuking "hizzoner" with his sharp retorts. 
At rivals he hurls choice epithets and such, 
At fielding he sparkles and he hits in the clutch. 

Frisch is the boss, the old Fordham Flash, 

Tho no longer like lightning, he still is fast. 

He snarls and he fumes when they drop a close tilt, 

'Cause he's the fightinest guy, he plays to the hilt. 

Yes, it's the Gas House Gang I'm telling about, 
A swashbuckling bunch, there is no doubt. 
No team is too tough for this rollicking crew. 
When "Old Diz" or Paul are "foggin' 'em thru." 
Henry Milne, No. 3107. 

All work ;ind no hay makes for a thin 
horse. So let's fill up the Comolidator with 
news items, cartoons, etc. 

Hunting the Ulilv Pole Cot 

(As told by a French-Canadian) 

I'm hunt de bear, I'm hunt de rat. 

Sometimes I'm hunt de cat; 
Las week I'm tak ma ax an go 

To hunt de skunk pole cat. 

Ma fren Bill says hces vcr good fur, 

Same time good for eat. 
So I tell ma wife, "I get fur coat 

Same time get some meat." 

I walk, one, two, three, four mile, 

I fee! one awfu smell — 
I ihecnk that skunk bees gone and died 

And fur coat's gone to hal. 

Bime-by I get up ver, ver close, 

I raise ma ax up high — 
Dat gaddum skunk he up and plunk 

Trow something in my eye. 

Sacre, blue; I tink ahm blin — 

Gee Cri! Ah cannot see. 
Ah run aroun and roun and roun 

Till bump in gaddum tree. 

Bime-by I drop de ax 

An light out for de shack, 
I tink about a milyum skunk 

Hees climb upon ma back. 

Ma wife she met me at de door. 

She sick on me de dog, 
She say, "You no sleep here tonight. 

Go out and sleep wit hog." 

I try to get in hog pen. 

Gee Cri, now what you tink, 
Dat gaddum hog no stan for dat 

On account of awful stink. 

So I no hunt de skunk no more 

To get hees fur and meat; 
For if hees breath he smell so bad. 

Gee Cri! what if he speet. 

Are the women of San Diego such 
Amazons that one of our popular young 
sheiks has to wear a boxer's helmet when 
he takes his girl out. Hello, Art Buckeno! 

What is the big bad secret of Bud 
Mathewson's sore eye? He refuses to alibi 
but Kenny Bruny says different. Come, 
come, Bud! 

I see the "love bug" has finally gotten 
"Goldie Locks" Peterson of Bench De- 
partment. She's really nice, though! 

No. 4625. 


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May, 1937 


This month's good sport — Steve Powell E. R. MacParlin of the Hull Department 

— for this ambitious young man can take has been seen buying a diamond ring. It is 

a good joke(?) directed at him. Now to also known that the date is set. A June 

look and see what Mickey has stolen from wedding. Good luck, Mac! 

my column this month. Thos. H. Govina, 4500. 


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Barney "Bomb-rack" Barnett is driv- 
ing his own car to work now. He must 
have had that "Fair-weather" car of his 
smothered in moth balls during the rainy 


Tom Johnson, who played with the un- 
defeated State College Frosh basketball 
team, is now a member of the Hull De- 

With more and more amateur fighters 
popping up all the time we wonder why 
the Welfare Department is not working 
on a smoker. (Attention, Gilchrist.) 

If the police officers would get here a 
little before four o'clock in the evening 
most of our traffic jams would be solved. 
(This is for the south end of the plant.) 



"The loug of it" 


"The s/jorf of /7" 

"Hank" Ondler was seen strutting 
around the Cafe of the World at a certain 
"Frat" dance. You had better take care 
of your batting eyes Hank. Too many 
"curves" won't do them much good. 

We wonder who the nurse was we saw 
Larry Gehling with the other night. Come 
on, Larry, 'fess up. Williams, 1706. 

What a funny bird the frog are! 
When he jump he fly — almost. 
When he sit he lie — almost. 
How could it were? 

■ — McDowell. 

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The height of embarrassment is two eyes 
meeting through a keyhole. 

One touch of scandal makes the whole 
world chin. 

A girl's best asset is a man's imagina- 

In a battle of tongues, a woman can 
never hold her own. 

Liquor and married life are alike, after 
four years it's old stuff. 

It's unlucky to have a black cat cross 
your path, but only if you are a mouse. 

George Washington was first in war, 
first in peace and first in the hearts of his 
countrymen, but he married a widow. 

A girl would rather have a man say he 
loved her when he didn't than to have 
him love her and not say so. 

The wisest man is foolish about women, 
but the most foolish woman is wise about 

A person who steals cough drops is a 

A pedestrian is a man who has two 
grown sons and one automobile. 

Excess is the essential characteristic of 
vice; in all truth beauty and goodness, 
there is proportion, moderation and re- 

Man is the only animal which can be 
skinned more than once — and verily he is 
akin to a cat which hath nine lives. 

The automobile approached the Coroner 
at sixty miles per hour. 

James Harvey Roberts, 4402. 

Mr. Bugna, from said country, is spend- 
ing a great amount of his leisure time at 
the Latin American cottage at the House 
of Pacific Relations in Balboa Park. A 
more beautiful spot would be very hard 
to find to spend one's leisure time. 

Rueben Bird, former State College foot- 
ball luminary, is now a member of the 
Wing Department. Welcome. 

'Tis rumored that Herb Ezart, that 
genial impresario of the Wing Department, 
is quite a dancer. I wonder if he would 
mind teaching Eddie Brendza a few steps. 

Does anyone know if Jim Kelly has 
"broke" 1 00 in his golf game as yet? 

"Hairy" Goatz has bought his wife a 
new Plvmouth coupe. If anvbody knows 
where he may get a ten-foot pole, so that 
he mav touch it, he will be veni- thankful. 


"How come that stenographer friend 
of yours is laid up?" 

"Her boss is bow-legged and she fell 
thru his lap." 


May, 1937 


By Bob Hiiggins 

THE rapidly diminishing bachelor 
ranks of the Production Department 
suffered another serious loss recently when 
Willard Luppke turned benedict. Miss 
Marie McKenna, talented musician, is re- 
ceiving condolences. 

Since the happy day, Willard has been 
busy dishing out advice to young hope- 
fuls. Jake Deitzer, incidentally, has been 
the most interested listener-inner. The very 
attractive Miss Virginia Marlowe is the 
reason. No date is set as yet according to 
the bashful groom-to-be. 

There must be some truth in that time- 
aged adage about spring and a young man's 
fancy and love and all that sort of thing. 

Tommy Joubert of material stockroom 
fame has been noticed making numerous 
journeys to the oiSce material record files. 
Several interested parties are beginning to 
wonder if there is any coincidence in the 
fact that he always enters and leaves the 
door nearest Miss Lillian Griebner's desk. 

Willard: The minister said this mar- 
riage would cost me exactly ten dollars. 
Marie (under her breath) : "Ha, ha!" 

The spares group of the Production 
Department is working with a new boss 
these days. Carl Golem has been moved 
over to fill the place that was previously 
so capably handled by Bob Mussen. Bob 
is now lending his able assistance to Bill 
Renison. George McAllister has moved into 
Carl's old spot and Al Smithies, formerly 
of the Inspection Crib, is in the job 
George vacated. 

a circus when actually they're making a 
show of themselves. 

When learning to ride a horse, the first 
thing to grasp is the saddle. 

There's always one flat tire at a blow- 

Bender, Hartmayer and McCleary en- 
tered a bar for a round of drinks. Bender 
stood a round, Hartmayer stood a round 
and McCleary stood around. 

Softball is the current topic of conver- 
sation among the sportsminded in the 
Production Department. A very formid- 
able team is in prospect according to Capt. 
Willard Luppke. 

We, my family and I, offer our sincere 
gratitude to the boys of the bulkheads for 
the fine fellowship they displayed so gra- 

Mrs. Wilcox has returned from the hos- 
pital and is enjoying her rapidly improving 

Thank you very kindly boys. 

Bob Wilcox, 
No. 5 28 5 Hull Dept. 

Rndriguez Wins Bout 

The fight at the San Diego Club, sched- 
uled for the second week in April between 
Al Rodriguez, of the metal bench depart- 
ment and Miles, of Kansas City, came off 
with flying colors for Al and his man- 
ager, Bernard Ruby. 

The boys were supported by a big crowd 
at the club. In the first round, Al received 
a bad cut over the left eye. Rudy advised 
against going in the next round but Al 
protested saying he was as good as ever. 
He proved himself in the second round 
when he floored Miles with a vicious cut 
to the chin. Miles went down for the count 
of nine but came up gamely and stayed 
the rest of the round. 

In the third Al again put the out-of- 
town boy on the canvas for a count of 
four. Both boys put up a good fight and in 
spite of the cut over his eye, Rodriguez 
was awarded the decision. 

V. E. Clapsaddle, Jr., 3000. 

Ed Mooring, No. 8087, wishes to thank 
all those who so kindly inquired as to his 
wife's recovery. No. 8008. 

Maid: "I can give a better kiss than 
you can." 

Surprised Mistress: "What? Has my 
husband ." 

Maid: "Oh, no, ma'am — the chauffeur 
told me." 

If you make light of a girl's clothes, 
she'll burn up. 

When some husbands go home to their 
wives half-shot, the wives usually feel 
like finishing the job. 

The old-fashioned girl who darned her 
hubby's socks now has a daughter who 
socks her darned hubby. 

Any nagging wife will tell you that if 
you give a man enough rope you will have 
the house thick with smoke. 

Give a bathing beauty enough rope 
and she may go in bathing. 

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''The lindbergh line'' 

(Continued from pqge 17) 

conditions in the sub-stratosphere, may 
attract one's interest. This ship has spent 
more time above 30,000 feet than any 
other airplane in the world. Future passen- 
ger transport schedules will probably op- 
erate in the eternal "perfect" weather of 
the higher regions and TWA is well known 
for its interest in advancing the art of 
commercial aviation. 

At Kansas City, TWA's flights branch 
off and continue eastward by way of St. 
Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis or Columbus. 
Any of these flights continue to hold much 
for the air traveler in the way of scenery, 
comfort, speed and all-around enjoyable 

As one travels farther eastward he will 
notice the increasing density of population 
and activity. The Mississippi, the many 
cities and towns which dot the route, the 
beautifully colored and wooded hills of the 
east and an air view of New York's famous 
skyline are well worth craning one's neck 
and keeping an "eagle-eye," for the per- 
spective and full view obtained from the 
air in a TWA Skyliner far surpasses that 
ever possible from the ground. 

Flying from west to east, TWA needs 
only 1 5 Yz hours to transport a passenger 
from coast to coast. However, in the op- 
posite direction, approximately two hours 
more is necessary because of prevailing 
winds which tend to make air travel in that 
direction slightly slower. 

In any event, the beauty, comfort and 
convenience of a trip by TWA so far ex- 

The Grand Canyon, unquestionably the most wonderful of this earth's scenic spectacles, may best 
be seen from a TWA Skyliner. TWA is the only major airline whose route lies over this colorful 
gorge of the Colorado river. 

ceeds the wildest dreams of the "moderns" 
of the past century that it seems nothing 
short of a miracle. Yet it is a man-made 
achievement available to all as the most 
modern means of getting from one place 
to another and, surprisingly enough, the 
cost is approximately equal to that of 
iirst-class train fare plus pullman, not to 
mention the saving in time, meals, tips 
and inconvenience. 

The added features of the tremendous 
scope of "sightseeing" available on the 
TWA route makes this form of travel ex- 
tremely gratifying to the wants of the 

modern traveler as well as to the modern 
business man whose work carries him to all 
parts of the country. 

Ronnie Le Mon is right on the edge of 
his bench lately. He received a certain let- 
ter from a certain person and she will be 
out here soon. (Oh well, I guess we all 
will sometime or other.) 

First Scout: "Why do ships use knots 
instead of miles?" 

Second Scout: "I suppose they want to 
keep the ocean tide." 

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TWA's system maintenance base at Kansas City, considered b)- 
kind in the world. 

nan)' as the most modern base of its 

"Abe," said Mrs. Cohen, ""I was looking 
at the nicest bedroom suite today and 
would you believe it, it only costs one 
hundred and ninety-five dollars!" 

"Vat!" exclaimed Mr. Cohen, "a hun- 
dred and ninety-five dollars for a bed- 
room soot? Don't buy it! I can wear my 
old pajamas." 

"Nothing is either good or bad, but 
thinking makes it so." 

On parent's knee, a naked newborn child. 
Thou hast wept while all around thee 

So live, that when thou nearest thy last 

long sleep. 
Thou shall smile, while all around thee 

A man approached a stranger in the 
street and smirkingly said to him — "If a 
train averaging 50 miles an hour starts 
from New York and meets a train from 
Chicago going 60 miles an hour, how old 
am I?" The stranger looked the joker over 
a minute and said, "Why you are thirty- 
eight." "That's right" said the joker in 
reply, "but how did you know?" "Easy," 
said the stranger. "My cousin is half crazy 
and he is nineteen." 



No. 3084. 

Itch the Truth 

J. R. Robinson of the Tool Room says 
it wasn't the Hopi Indian Dance he was 
doing the other day. He just made a mis- 
take and used Boraxo in his shoes instead 
of foot powder. John Alls, 1032. 



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Dine and Dance 

Tales From the Tails 

By Fred K. Westphal 

ALL the groans you may or may not 
hear of late are coming from the 
Argentine Tails Department. 

The trouble seems to be over our Little 
Long John Petit, who is returning to the 
Territory of Washington, May 28. To 
sort of soothe the gang's coming loss, we, 
the Argentine Tails, are to sling a well- 
known binge, in the form of a Beach 

All members of our department are in- 
vited to attend it Saturday night. May 22. 

This writer is not going sentimental 
but in one year's acquaintance with Little 
John, I found him to be "tops". In other 
words, you are all right, Johnnie, and 
when you return I hope I will have the 
pleasure of working with you again. 

And so here's to you. Little John, as 
square shooting a guy as ever graced the 
Portals of Consolair. 

I salute the fellows of the Argentine 

Little John, for his honesty, wit and 
ability to give and take a good joke. 

Tommy "Weasel Puss" Govina for his 
cherubic countenance and sunny disposi- 
tion (with exception of when he is mad at 
me) . 

Ed "Slim" Bebbington's indignation 
and "slow burn" when you doubt one of 
his tall tales. 

Louis Lewis' innocence of the art of 

Joe "Slugger" Sylvester for his adept- 
ness to play taps with a rivet gun. 

Harold Gio for his rotten jokes. 

Frank Bogan for his ability to mount 
a horse. 

Clyde Compton for his uncanny way 
of borrowing my right angle drill. 

My disgusting attempt to compose this 
bit of banter. 

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506 Bank of America Building 
Fifth Floor M 3203 

Eyes Examined 

Glasses Fitted 

Broken Glasses Repaired 

Prices Moderate — Weekly Payments Arranged 
"Try Us and See" 

flu ReuDir, Frank 

Oh, how we'll miss your stories, 
Your wise cracks and your poems, 

But most of all that we will miss 
Are those sharp pokes in our bones. 

In the moonlight by the sea, 

In the city to the north 
Always think of all of us 

For all that you are worth. 

When you hoist your glass, Frank, 

To gurgle or to sip, 
Always please remember 

That we, too, enjoy a nip. 

So please drop in to see us 

When travel brings you near. 
We're sad to have to say this. 
But bring your own liquor. 

Rymed by T. TiUinghan Tutt, 
and the Squirrel Cage Inmates. 

1st Camper, Kern: "You woke me out 
of a sound sleep.*' 

2nd Camper, Curtis: "I had to, the 
sound was too loud." 

You are urged to patronize the 
following merchants whose ad- 
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Consolidator make its publica- 
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Arden Doiry 7-1 1 

Boranov Rear Cover 

Benbough Funeral Parlors 17 

Bonhom Bros 4 

Brown Motor Co. 15 

Campbell Chevrolet 3rd Cover 

Chulo Vista Airport 3 

City Chevrolet 5 

Davidson Furniture 4 

Dovics Motor Co. 23 

Exclusive Florists 8 

Firestone Tire & Rubber Co 18 

Fuller, W. P. and Co 16 

Goodrich Silvertown Stores 11 

Goodyear Service Stores 7 

Hancock Products 23 

Hanna, Mark 19 

Hendry, C. J 3 

Huneck's 8 

I. C. S 2nd Cover 

Jenny Wren 5 

Johnson-Saum 14 

Lindbergh Cafe 2nd Cover 

Mission Cleaners 7 

Morgan's 11 

Motor Hardware Co. 6 

Mountain Meadow Creamery 14 

Neuner Bros 20 

Parrish, A. E 11 

Pennzoil 24 

Peterson Lumber Co 15 

Pitts the Trunk Man 9 

Piggly Wiggly 19 

Quolitee Dairy 10 

Roy's Market 23 

Safeway Stores 2nd Cover 

Salmons & Wolcott 3rd Cover 

S. D. Auto Elect 6 

S. D. Federal Loon 24 

S. D. Motor Co 19 

Sears Roebuck Co 3rd Cover 

Severin-Strown 6 

Speer Flying Service 5 

Standard Furniture Co 3 

Strobel's Bavoria 24 

Sunshine Alleys 9 

United Airlines 9 

Walker's 2nd Cover 

Ward's Typewriter Service 4 

Westgote Sea Foods 10 

Whiting-Mead 21 

Whitney's 22 

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Volume 2 

June, 1937 

Number 6 

Synopsis of the Prouisions of the Uinson Ret and TrEasorvDeportniEnt 
Decisions Which Relate to Contracts Completed in on Incame-TnKoble 
Veor Commencing Hfter Jonoory 1, 1936 

Dafc of Act 

March 27, 1954, amended June 2 5, 
Contracts Subject to Act 

Every contract or subcontract for the 
manufacture of a complete airplane or 
portion thereof for the United States 
Navy which involves a total consideration 
of more than $10,000 is subject to the 
provisions of the Vinson Act. 
Profit Limitations 

The net profit of a contractor as de- 
termined under the provisions of the Act 
is limited to 10% of the aggregate con- 
tract price of all Vinson Act contracts 
completed during each income-taxable 
year. Bonuses received or penalties suffered 
in connection with the performance of 
these contracts are to be treated as ad- 
justments of the aggregate contract 
Cost of Performance 

The cost of performance as defined by 
the Act includes direct labor, tool labor, 
engineering labor, direct material, direct 
expenses applicable to the contract, fac- 
tory overhead expenses, indirect (tool) 
material, engineering overhead expenses, 
and general and administrative expenses. 
Costs incurred in connection with the 
design and development of experimental 
prototypes and a reasonable portion of 
the general experimental expenses can be 
ratably allocated to the cost of perform- 
ing production contracts. 

Upon completion of a Vinson Act 
contract, an allowance will be made for 
amortization of the cost of special equip- 
ment acquired for use in performing the 
contract provided the contractor can 
show that this equipment will not be re- 
quired to perform other contracts or 
work. In determining the amount of this 
allowance, consideration will be given to 

representations of the contractor in re- 
gard to the probable future service value 
of the equipment. 
Expenses Specifically Excluded 

The following expenses are specifically 
excluded from the cost of performance 
by the regulations: 

1. Selling expenses (salesmen's salaries, 
commissions, sales office expenses, ad- 
vertising, and other marketing ex- 
penses) . 

2. Entertainment expenses. 

3. Traveling expenses incurred in con- 
nection with the sale of commercial 

4. Dues and membership fees paid to 
other than regular trade associations. 

5. Donations. 

6. Extraordinary expenses due to strikes 
and lockouts. 

7. Gratuitous service. 

8. Losses from sale or exchange of cap- 
ital assets. 

9. Fines and penalties for non-perform- 
ance of contract guarantees (these 
are to be treated as adjustments of the 
original contract price). 

10. Losses on Vinson Act contracts which 
were completed prior to one year 
from the commencement of the cur- 
rent income-taxable year (losses on 
contracts completed during the pre- 
ceding taxable year are deductible 
from profits earned on contracts com- 
pleted during the current income- 
taxable year) . 

11. Idle plant expenses including depre- 

12. Provision for contingencies, repairs, 
compensation insurance, and guaran- 
tee work which is in excess of actual 
expenditures therefor. 

13. Federal and state taxes on income and 
undistributed profits (this does not 

include California franchise taxes). 

14. Interest. 

15. Bond discount and financing expenses. 

16. Premiums paid on insurance policies 
covering the lives of officers. 

17. Legal and accounting fees incurred in 
connection with corporate reor- 
ganizations, capital stock issues, prose- 
cution of claims against the United 
States, and prosecutions of income 
tax matters against the United States. 

18. Taxes and expenses on issues and 
transfers of capital stock. 

(Continued on page 2) 


Down Town San Diego From 

the Air Cover 

Vinson Act Decisions 1 

Struts and Putts 2 

Capital News 3 

Softball Fun 4 

Gun Club News 6 

Bowling Champions 7 

Hiram Plowboy 8 

Femme News 9 

Hobbies 10 

Ten Years on the Main 

Line 12, 13, 16 

Mountain News 14 

Machine Shop Drippings 15 

Frank Moon 18 

The Consolidated Railroad 21 

Production Minutes 22 

Wing Loading 23 

Plant News 2-24 

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^Kll*E tintl DilUe Synopsis off Uinson Ret 
rUtS Unil ■ Utla (Continued from page 1 I 

By Ted Lnuen 

Due to an extended business trip back 
east and illness, Major Fleet has been un- 
able to contribute his column to the Con- 
solidator this month. 

We all hope that he will be with us 
soon again, and that his very welcome 
column will appear in the July issue of 
the Ccmsolidator. 

SoftbnII Team Entertains 

A very pleasant evening was enjoyed 
by many Coii solid at ors and their friends 
on May twenty-ninth at the Consolidated 
Aircraft Softball Team's dance in the 
American Legion Hall, Balboa Park. 

Val Dage and his orchestra furnished 
delightful dance music and many inter- 
esting specialty numbers that pleased the 
guests. Miss Trudy Kemp and Dick Nor- 
ris contributed several fine vocal numbers. 

The committee, composed of Don Frye, 
Ed McCleary, Dick Emrich and Wilson 
Seacord, worked out all arrangements and 
turned in a grand job. 

The proceeds will cover the cost of 
uniforms and equipment and the boys 
send their hearty thanks to all present. 
The team is doubly elated because they 
also announce that they have secured the 
services of Coach Ed. Ruffa, of San Diego 
High School, whose team just landed the 
Southern California Interscholastic Cham- 

POWELL was seen in a local haber- 
dashery buying a new summer suit. At 
least he was seen modeling for a new 
suit which his charming wife was try- 
ing on him. When are you going to let 
us see it, Steve, so that we may get some 
idea what the better dressed men are wear- 
ing this summer? 

If "Army" Armstrong places another 
bet on War Admiral he will have enough 
"stock" in the horse to have controlling 

Some of the boys who visit the Nite 
Clubs should carry an aerometer with 
them. (This instrument is used to meas- 
ure the specific gravity of liquids.) 

Herb Ezart, the genial, ambidextrous 
foreman of the Wing Department, was 
seen wearing a plaid vest. (Maybe he has 
indigestion and is trying to keep a check 
on his stomach.) 

The latest reports have it that Jim 
Kelly broke 100 in his golf game. Con- 
grats Jim. 

"Hairy" Goatz resented the article that 
was published about him in the last issue 
of the Consolidator. He says, "my wife 
always lets me get close enough to the 
car to polish it once a week." 

Well, the news is out. Eddie Brendza 
went to Mr. Ezart and he, Mr. Ezart, 
finally consented to teach him the art of 
dancing. Good luck to you, Eddie, in 
your new endeavor. 

Don Owen, ex-Consolidafor who is now 
attending State College, won the light 
heavy boxing championship at said in- 
stitution. Congratulations. 

The following is a true story about a 
phone call which was made to the local 
WPA office recently: 

First Voice: Hullo. 

Second Voice: Is this the Works Pro- 
gress Administration? 

First Voice: Huh? 

Second Voice: Is this the Works Pro- 
gress Administration? 

First Voice: Naw. This is the WPA. 

An 8 lb., 7 oz. boy was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Warren Newton (No. 1290) at 
7:15 a. m.. May 12, at Mercy Hospital. 
Congratulations Papa and Mamma and 
long life Baby Newton! 

Say, Al Ballard, who was the movie 
actress I saw you with at Coronado on 
Memorial Day. Pitching right in there, 
eh, fellow? 

Larry Gehling, 1704. 


Larry Gehling, 1704, is reported to 
be eating off the mantel-piece these 
days, due to the fact that horses can make 
one feel uncomfortable. 

(Continued from poge I ) 

19. Losses on investments. 

20. Uncollectible accounts. 

21. Expense of collection and exchange. 

22. Indirect factory expenses and admin- 
istrative expenses which are not inci- 
dent to or necessary for the perform- 
ance of the contract. 

23. Cost of self-insurance less actual losses 
suffered during the period in which 
the contract was being performed. 

24. Interest on invested capital. 

2 5. Excess profits repayable to the United 
States Government pursuant to the 
provisions of the Vinson Act. 
26. Excessive or unreasonable payments 
whether in cash, stock or other prop- 
erty ostensibly for salaries, bonuses, 
and other compensation. 
Interest, Discounts, and Royalties Earned 
Interest earned, income from royalties, 
and cash discounts received up to one per 
cent of the amount of the purchase are 
not to be credited to the cost of per- 
forming the contract. However, all cash 
discounts or subcontracts subject to the 
Vinson Act are to be credited to the cost 
of performing the contract. 
Date of Completion 

The date of delivery of the aircraft or 
portion thereof shall be considered the 
date of completion unless the contract 
specifically provides otherwise. Present 
Navy Department contracts contain the 
following clause: "For the purpose of the 
Vinson Act, the contract shall be con- 
sidered complete upon final payment." 

Upon completion of a Vinson Act con- 
tract, a report must be filed with the 
Secretary of the Navy showing the total 
contract price, cost of performing the 
contract, and percentage of profit earned 
on the contract. A copy of this report 
must accompany the annual report which 
is to be filed with the Collector of In- 
ternal Revenue within 7S days after the 
close of each income-taxable year showing 
the computation of the aggregate net 
profit earned on all Vinson Act contracts 
completed during each income-taxable 
year commencing after January' 1, 1936. 
The profit on these contracts is to be de- 
termined in accordance with the instruc- 
tions outlined in the foregoing. 

"My last sun is sinking fast, 

My race is nearly run. 
My hardest trials now are past. 

My triumph is begun. 
Oil come angel band. 

Come and around me stand. 
Oh. bear me away on ".our snowy-white wings. 

To ni\' Eternal Home." 

Bill Gilchrist. SOS. 


June, 1937 

neuis From the Capital 

Washington, D. C. 

YOUR correspondent has recently 
been swamped completely by re- 
quests for inclusion in the Coiisolidafor 
mailing list. At first Ye-Remote-Control- 
Ed was gratified because he thought 
these pleas for the Mag., — every month 
on the fifteenth — were prompted by the 
snappy paragraphs supplied by the Wash- 
ington Correspondent. Now, alas! the 
truth dawns. It is in spite of — not be- 
cause of — these Washington meanderings. 
Because of interesting news regarding 
Consolidafcd'i personnel — their doings, 
their interests. Because of absorbing arti- 
cles regarding Consolidated'^ products — 
their achievements — their utility. And 
last but not least, because of the articles 
about the West Coast, particularly the 
San Diego area, (Heaven on Earth?) 
and the interest in aviation articles of 
general import. Hence we have with- 
drawn into our shell, and as it is far past 
the first of February (getting hot too) 
we can't do the ground-hog act. We are 
covered with confusion. 

Our boss (Mrs. Ed.) came back here 
the other day to see if she couldn't get 
things moving fast enough to bring us 
back to California in time to pay the 
June bills, but even her delicate touch 
hasn't been sufficient to produce these 
cherished results. We are sending her back 
solo this week. However we have a couple 
of budding correspondents back here, 
either one of whom could well carry on 
the work after we leave. One of them 
sent in a good one for last issue (we 
think) about the Boiling Field flood. 
This issue she is going to cover the traf- 
fic situation in comprehensive style. The 
other one has a unique angle on Con- 
gressional activities, gathered first-hand, 
true to life, accurate and praiseworthy. 
This article we haven't been able to get 


for this issue, but are hoping that the 
next will carry it. Watch for this Con- 
solidafor scoop, folks, it will be worth 

Just returned from the week-end at 
Charlottesville, Va., the home of Thomas 
Jefferson, who, among a lot of other fine 
contributions to mankind, founded the 
University of Virginia. He also learned to 
build a durable wall, one brick thick, by 
laying it in serpentine fashion. Thus the 
curves absorb the side-thrust. We believe 
Thomas would have made a good airplane 
engineer. Also we took a trip over the new 
"Skyline" Boulevard which someday 
will stretch the length of the Appalachian 
mountain chain. At present, only eighty 
miles long, at an average elevation of 
3 500 to 4000 feet, it traverses along the 
Blue Ridge from Front Royal to Swift 
Run Gap. The finest mountain road and 
mountain scenery East of San Diego 
County. Lots of visitors from Consoli- 
dated last week: Roy Miller and charm- 
ing wife; also Messrs. Laddon, Van Dusen 
and Madison. But now they have all gone 
home. The weather is warming up here- 
abouts. No maybe about that either. 


"Honey Chile" Stiener, former Inspec- 
tion Clerk, who is home convalescing 
from the results of an operation, writes to 
inform the boys he is getting around 
again and should arrive back in Cali- 
fornia by cider time. 

He writes in part, "The docs took a 
muscle out of my laig and done a bit 
of weaving with it across the tender part 
of my bread box and now every time I 
take a walk, the muscle wants to go one 
way to follow the laig, and the bread 
box heads in the other direction, but 
lately they have been cooperating purty 
good." He adds, "Hope the boys are all 
fine. I sure miss Jones' $2.00 each week. 
Whose takin' him now? Tell all the boys 
to write to me often." 

Your old pal, 

"Honey Chile" Stiener, 
1664 Normal Avenue, 
Baltimore, Maryland. 

Joe Maloney: "What makes you look 
so worried?" 

Carl Golem: "I just lost $5,000 in a 
crap game." 

Joe: "Five thousand!" 

Carl: "Yes, and the deuce of it is $15 
was cash." 


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Softball Fun 

THE Lead and Bulkhead men of the 
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ful time playing softball Saturday, June 
fifth, at Balboa Park . . . the Leadmen 
winning with a score of 10 to 7. 

The umpires, Hotchkiss, Bell, and Pen- 
field were thrown out of the box one at 
a time, due to not being masters of the 
delicate situations that came up during 
the process of the fight. We understand 
Bell pitched at times, not liking the 
pitcher's technique. 

The group was honored in having Frank 
Popp act as water "beer" boy and Inspec- 
tor Golden handled the bats very well, 
we are told. 

After the game, the losing side set up 
a half-keg of beer for the wornout heroes 
who put it away with due respect but the 
losers just couldn't take it or sompin' and 
many a glass of the precious stuff was 
thrown about the field. George Wire 
seemed to be the target as we learn he was 
nearly drowned in the deluge . . . and 
he wants it known that he is through 
with baseball forever. 

The lineup was as follows: 


Maloflf P 

Fuhrmann 2B 

Phillips LF 

Capt. Chaplin 2 

Hopman 2 

Mgr. Clark LF 

N. Wire :.CF 

Rosey P McMichael 

Malcuitt RF 

Bauers 1 

G. Wire SS 

Capt. Grossher RF 

Cross 2 

Sloboda P 

Martin SS 

Slobue 1 

Gavill 6 

Killeaney LF 

Kumas LF 

Kirkpatrick RF 

Knutson 2 

Rasmussen RF 

Stevens CF 

The Bench Department softball team 
is going to be a real threat for the cham- 
pionship this year. We have taken the 
Bulkheads 14 to and the Drawbench 
6 to 0. It is true that we had a setback 
last week when we dropped a game to 
the Stock Room 5 to 2, but that should 
make the boys buckle down and really 
go to work. 

The Maintenance is considered the 
team to beat. The boys have been jug- 
gling the lineup and hope to take them 
on June 11th. McCleary says that they 
have a good chance if Maloff is fresh. 

The new lineup follows: 


McNally, CF 

Peterson SS 

Kurtz IB 



Before the season is over, George Young 
should be proud of his team. After watch- 
ing his first game, George said, "They 
sure got a lot of pep." That alone justi- 
fies the team because, at times, it is hard 
to discover in the shop. 

Softball Scares 

June I, 1937 

Spot Welding . 2 

Cutting 9 

Paint 4 

Sheet Metal 8 

Engineers 3 

Inspection 6 

Welding J 

Spars 2 

M. Shop-Timekprs. 10 

Final Assembly 8 Sht. Mtl.-F.S. 

Paint Wing 

June 3, 1937 



Bulkhead 6 

Stockroom 5 

Accounting 2 

Maintenance 19 

Tank 7 

Tool Room 7 






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Wood Shop . - 4 

Final Assembly ... 5 

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Accounting 3 

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June, 1937 


GUrs HEHD, . . ,^. 


Jim morris Tells nil 

No doubt a great many of Mr. Morris's 
friends will be astonished to learn that 
Jim at one time was without doubt one 
of the world's greatest lariat throwers 
that ever dropped a bull. 

It leaked out Saturday night at the 
dance that during the World War Jim 
had occasion to do a little mission which 
landed him in a nest of Germans. The 
Germans being so many in number that 
to shoot it out was impractical (even 
though Jim is an expert marksman). A 
trusty lariat was speedily unwound from 
around Jim's waist and with real show- 
manship and high exhilaration the lariat 
spun through the air and before the 
"Huns" realized what had happened 
the old western trick had fallen — twenty- 
two of them were caught in the noose 
with a General with his golden sky piece 
standing right in the center. 

Of course, the "Huns" were powerless 
and Jim at the end of the rope with his 
trusty 45/4 marched the "Huns" into 
camp but not until he had appropriated 
the golden sky piece of the General. 

Anyone who does not believe this story 
need only ask Jim and he will willingly 
display the helmet to anyone interested. 


I married a widow who had a daugh- 
ter, my father visited our home fre- 
quently, fell in love and married my 
step-daughter, thus my step-daughter be- 
came my mother, because she was my 
father's wife; my step-daughter had also 
a son, he was, of course, my brother and 
at the same time my grandchild, because 
he was the son of my daughter. My wife 
was my grandmother's mother, I was my 
wife's husband and grandchild at the 
same time and as a husband of a person's 
grandmother is his grandfather, I was my 
own grandfather. 



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preciation on the wheels of progress — in 
the home, the office, the factory, the 
lodge, the church — then watch them 
— From: San Diego Club Life, 5-19-37. 

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the proud papa of a 9 lb. 9 oz. baby boy. 
The baby, Richard Arnold Harkness, and 
his mother, are doing nicely. Congratu- 
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long life and happiness. Baby Dick. 

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THE small-bore rifle division of the 
Consolidated Aircraft Gun Club has 
been active during the past month, in- 
doors and outdoors, both the day and the 
night shifts. The day shift holds an in- 
door shoot on Wednesday of each week 
at 7:00 p. m. at the Stanley Andrews 
range and the night shift each Monday 
afternoon at 1:00 at Muehleisen's range 
A get-together shoot for the entire club 
is held on the second Sunday of each 
month at the Police Outdoor Range. 

As yet the pistol shooters are not as 
active as the riflemen on either the in- 
door or outdoor ranges. Those on the day 
shift are entitled to, and may consider 
this an apology for the delays to which 
they have been subjected at the Stanley 
Andrews indoor range. This difficulty 
has been straightened out, however and 
we hope to have the pistol shooters back 
with us in the near future. Instead of the 
pistol shooters being required to wait 
until the riflemen have finished, they are 
to fire in alternate relays, one relay rifle, 
one relay pistol, etc., so that everyone will 
finish at approximately the same time. 

Our first match with an outside team 
is scheduled for Sunday, June 13th, at 
the Police Outdoor range with the Silver- 
gate Rifle & Revolver Club, one of the 
strongest small-bore rifle teams in this 
vicinity. It is to be a shoulder to shoulder 
competition with the course of fire as 

10 shots. Prone Position. 

10 shots. Sitting Position. 

10 shots, Kneeling Position. 

10 shots, Off hand (standing) position. 

Any .22 cal. rim fire rifle, any sights. 

Five high individual scores from each 
team to count as team score. 

Two of our members, Watcrbury and 
Tyner, participated in the Silvergate 
Club's monthly open individual outdoor 
competition at the Police range on Sun- 
day, May 16th. While they didn't bring 
home any medals for total scores they tied 
with 199 each out of a possible 200 for 
high honors in the 50 yard stage of the 
any sight event and took 3rd place for 
total score in the metallic sight match. 
We hope to have more representatives at 
these matches on June 20th. As stated 
above they are open to anyone and medals 
are given for 1st and 2nd high individual 


scores in each match. The matches con- 
sist of: 
Match No. 1 20 shots — 50 yards 

20 shots — 100 yards 

Prone Position 

Metallic sights 

Entry fee, 25c. 
Match No. 2 20 shots — 50 yards 

20 shots — 100 yards 

Prone Position 

Any sights 

Entry fee, 2 5c. 
Indoor averages for the day shift rifle- 
men for the month of May are as fol- 

1. J. H. Waterbury 186.3 

2. Henry Golem 185.3 

3. C. M. Tyner 178.7 

4. Allee 177.0 

5. Howard Golem 173.5 

6. Geo. Newman 172.0 

7. H. Myers 170.0 

8. T. Crittenden 166.0 

9. D. Oatman 166.0 

10. J. H. Rosmond 165.7 

11. L. Weber 165.7 

12. F. L. Smith 161.0 

13. L. English 156.0 

14. Williamson 147.0 

15. O. Menge 137.7 

16. Tibbs 129.0 

17. D. Miller 118.0 

18. Powers 107.0 

19. Russell 100.0 

20. W. Thorpe 97.0 
No other scores are available to the 

writer at this time. We'll endeavor to 
corral all the scores for the month of 
June in time for the next issue of the 

C. M. Tvner. 

Federal Social Security 

The Social Security Board announces 
the opening of a field office for San Diego 
and Imperial Counties at 306 Security 
Bank Building, Fifth Ave. and E St., San 
Diego, Telephone Franklin 7287. This 
office will furnish accurate information 
regarding the Federal Old-Age Benefits 
and Unemployment Insurance to any in- 
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that gag about the thtork." 


June, 1937 

The Bouiling [hampions 


To/i Rou-- 

-Left to Right: Steve Smith, Charlie Fornes, Frank Horneff, Steve Powell. Bottom Rou' — 
Left to Right: Earl Edwards, Dick Fenn, Captain, Leo Danner. 

The Wing Department annexed the 
coveted title of, "Champion Consolidated 
Keglers" and they deserve every bit of 
credit and praise given them. 

Throughout the entire season the orig- 
inal five men that started remained on the 
team until the final gong. This champion- 
ship group has also the distinction of per- 
fect attendance and not one member of 
the team missed a single night of com- 
petitive bowling. They copped the lead in 
their respective league early in the season 
and retained top position until the end. 

The winners of the various leagues met 
in the play-offs and again the Wing De- 
partment defeated both teams even 
though spotting them pins by handicap. 
The lowest average on this group during 
the play-offs was 160. 

At a Stag Party held recently on the 
Star of India for the members of the 
bowling teams and their friends, each man 
was given a miniature, gold bowling ball. 

The members of this championship 


team were: 4005, R. Senn, Captain; 4009, 
C. Fornes, 4014, S. Smith, 4073, L. Dan- 
ner, 4224, F. Horneff, 4348, E. Edwards. 
R. E. Senn, 4005. 

Miss Esther Shurgour, sister of Mrs. 
Milton Taylor, and fiancee of Mr. Elwood 
Fink, has arrived in San Diego and is very 
much thrilled by California. We hope 
that the couple decides to make their 
home here and that they will have much 
happiness in the future. 

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Mother: "Why, certainly not, what 
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Little Junior: "Well, I just heard him 
say down in the cellar, 'Let's kill the 
other two, George'." 

Russ: "Do you like boys that are al- 
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OR the convenience of those who 
L are not acquainted with Hiram 
Plowboy and his sweetheart Elmira, we 
offer this brief introduction: 

Hiram is a farm boy from the Middle 
West who has come to Cahforny to earn 
enough splicin' money to buy the old 
Widow Klutterbuts' place back home so 
that he and Elmira can set up house- 

Elmira is Hiram's boyhood sweetheart 
who spends much of her time takin' care 
of her Brother Bob, who was kicked in 
the head by a mule when a baby. He now 
aspires to be a Timekeeper in the plant 

Brain power is not one of Hiram's long 
suits, either, as evidenced by his last 
escapade — he went to Tijuana in the 
company of some of the boys from the 
Paint Department and gave all the splicin' 
money away in a moment of drunken 
generosity. And what does Elmira think 
of that? Read: 
Dear Hiram: 

Hiram Ezekius Tolstoy Plowboy! I'm 
plum ashamed of you. I just knew you 
waz goin to get in trubble of som kind 
sooner or later by associatin with them 
painters, but I didn't think it wud be so 
bad. Why, you mite as well be here at 
home drinkin sum of old Pap Ebeneezers' 
corn likker that he uses in his undertakin 
establishment for embalmin fluid. 

The idea, lettin them furriners in Mex- 
ico get all our splicin money away from 
you! Wen I got yore letter, I wuz so 
mad I just ups and cuts out on a spree 
for myself, so there! 

Hank Goldilocks and me went clean 
up to Mountentaters' place to a barn 
dance. The dance didn't start till kinda 
late cuz they had to clear a litter of pigs 
out of the pianny before they cud start 
playin, but did we have fun! Old man 
Wissencracker played the fiddle, and he 
played so fast and so hard that he plum 
wore out his fiddle bow strings and hadda 
use his mustache for bow strings. We 
danced as long as his moustache held out, 
then we had to go hum. 

I'm powerful peeved at you for losin 
that splicin money, Hiram, but I wish 
you cud a bin here. You wuz alius so 
cute when you got mixed up on the 
calls and sashayed right insted of left er 
sumpin. Remember when you fell through 
the hayloft door onto Perkins' shorthorn 
bull that time? 

Well, Hiram, I hope by this time you 

hev cum to yore senses and hev quit 
runnin around with them drunkards in 
the Paint Department. 

Yore sweety, 

Dear Elmira: 

So! Yore steppin out on me! I donno 
what to say. Don't you trust yore ever- 
lovin sweety (meenin me) eny more? 

I did hev sum good news for you, but 
if you air goin to traipse eround with 
that no-good, curly-haired, moonshine- 
inhalin Hank Goldilocks, mebbe you ain't 
mterested. But I'll tell you enyway. 

I got the splicin money back! I went 
to a movin pictur show the other evenin 
to take my mind off my troubles, and 
I hadn't bin there over ten minnits when 
a feller cum out on the stage and after 
foolin eround a bit, calls off my name. 
O'course, I answered, and he hez me cum 
up to the stage. I only tripped sixteen 
time, too. Not bad for me, huh? After 
I gets up there, he give me a check big 
enough to make a down payment on the 
old Widow Klutterbuts' place. Wuzn't 
that nice of them? They give cars away, 
too, but they wouldn't give me one that 

Things are shore diffrunt here in Cali- 
forny. Even card games. The other 
evenin a bunch of the fellers asked me to 
play sum poker with them, so I figgers I 
mite as well. They shore hadda funny 
way of playin. All the cards wuz wild 
except the nines, sevens and fours, and 
the most natural royal flush won. They 
called it Jim Morris Poker. A funny name 
for poker, isn't it? I didn't lose much, 
though. They played with a three-cent 
limit on the pot. 

Write and tell me all the news, Elmira, 
and if yore still skylarkin eround with 
that there Goldilocks person. Cuz if you 
are, wel, I bin interduced to a lot of 
these nice-lookin Navy widders here 

Let me know if Brother Bob is comin 
to Californy to be a timekeeper. Do they 
still call him the Freak of Pagoosa 

Yore sweetheart. 


It is rumored around Sheet Metal that 
"Red" Barnes, No. 1S60, is quite a tal- 
ented amateur actor. This is good news 
for the Consolidated Amateur Tlieatri- 
cals. Don't let CotnoUdated down. Red. 

No. 1758. 


June, 1937 

MAY and June find much Romance 
among the girls and boys at Con- 
solidated. Parties and showers seem to be 
the center of activity. 

A lovely party was given for Margaret 
McDonough on May 24th at Grace 
Koenig's home, by Grace, Fay Garnett 
and Kathleen Schneider. 

"Crazy Recipes" and "Bunco" made a 
pleasant evening and prizes were given to 
Avis Clark, Clara Sachs and Dorothy 

Margaret was presented with a white 
and silver wedding cake having a minia- 
ture bride and groom. 

A good old-fashioned clothes basket, 
which we know will be pvit to good use, 
contained loads of beautiful gifts for the 

Margaret and Ray Coykendall (a Con- 
solidated Chap) were married at the 
Sacred Heart Church on May 29th. 

The girls of Consolidated wish them 
much happiness in the coming years. 

Ann Howard left June 4th for a 
month's vacation in Buffalo. We know she 
will enjoy every minute with her family 
and friends, but hope she will find San 
Diego a nicer place in which to work 
and live. 

Hurry back, Ann, we Buffalo folk will 
be waiting to hear the latest news from 
that fair city. 

Jean Henley, also, had an urge to see 
the "folks" again and flew to Indiana to 
spend some time with them. Best of luck, 
Jean, in your journey back by auto. 

Fay Garnett, of our Accounting Office, 
and Garnet Glenney are threatening to 
take the fatal step on June 27th at the 
Grace Lutheran Church. Congratulations! 


Culminating a San Diego romance of 
two Buffalo employees who came out 
with the Company in September, 193 5, 
Irma Sommer and Robert (Red) Robbins 
were married at Saint Joseph's Church at 
10:00 a.m. on June 5th. 

Irma and "Red" left on Saturday even- 
ing for Buffalo and Niagara Falls. 

We'll be waiting for their return. 

That old rascal. Doc Stork, has been 
haunting Consolidated lately. The latest 
proud recipient of one of his "Blessed 
He-vents" is Alan Abels, of the En- 
gineering Department. Mercy Hospital 
was the scene of Tommy Alan Abels' ar- 
rival on June 2 at 11:20 a. m. Mrs. Abels 
and Tommy, who tipped the scales at 
8^4 lbs., are doing nicely and Alan is 
bearing up remarkably well. Many Con- 
solidators will remember Mrs. Abels, who 
was formerly Katherine Smith of the 
Personnel Department. We all join in con- 
gratulating Katherine and Alan on the 
birth of their first-born and extend a 
warm welcome to Tommy. 

Sam Jarvis: "Come in and see our 
new baby." 

Blanche Davis: "Thank you, but I'll 
wait until the wife feels better." 

Sam: "Oh, don't be afraid, it's not 

A colored country preacher who was 
strong on visiting the female members 
of his flock, was traveling along the road 
to the home of one of them when he met 
the small son of the lady member. Said the 
preacher to the boy: 

"Where's your maw?" 

"She's home," replied the boy. 

"Where's your paw?" 

"He's home." 

"Tell 'em howdy for me." 



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Al "Ba Ba'" Ballard, the good-looking 
prospector shown above, is not panning 
gold as you might imagine but actually 
is washing the frying pan after an early 

This home-loving young man spends 
his spare time out in the hills and there are 
few choice camping spots in the back 
country he doesn't know about. 

Add to this his ability as both a cook 
and an amateur crooner and you get a 
good line-up on another ConsoliJafor 

La Jolla or Kearny Mesa soaring in his 
Bowler's Sailplane that he has revamped 
to suit his ideas of what a good glider 
should be. 

With this 290 pound ship, 44 ft. wing 
span, he hopes to improve his flying abil- 
ity and have some fun riding the winds. 

He has removed the center section, 
added a cabane strut and additional brace 

The ship has great possibilities and, on 
test glides from 400 ft. elevation, he can 
keep the ship in the air slightly better 
than two minutes. 

Several Consolidated boys are forming 
a sailplane club and anyone interested 
in gliding, and willing to do some hard 
work hauling things around and getting 
the ship back into take-off position, 
should see Jerry about arrangements. 

Remember boys, what goes up must 
come down and what comes down must 
go up again! Some of these 400 ft. hills 
are awfully high when you're taking 290 
pounds up with you. Happy landings! 
And don't say we didn't warn you.! 


while other boys are spending the week- 
end out in the kelpbeds, "Otto" Kruger is 
out around Morena Lake, casting for the 
elusive trout. From what we can note on 
the above cut, he sure has had plenty of 

His string of twelve rainbow trout were 
beauties. He claims casting has game fish- 
ing beat a thousand ways. Well, maybe he 
is right. After all, no one ever got seasick 
sitting on a rock under the shade of a big 
tree, just dreaming and listening to the 
water rippling by. Ah, me, how manv 
years until Sunday? 


JERRY LITELL, Machine Shop Inspec- 
tor, has a hobby which keeps him up 
in the air most of the time. 

He spends his week-end vacations at 


Leonard Stanley (No. 1224) of the 
Tool Room, is now a proud papa. It's a 
hov of 8 lbs., born at Quintard Hos- 
pital, May 7, at 4 p. m. Congratulations 
Stanley and taniilv! 

June, 1937 


neui Racket 

Chuck Hibert has an embalmed 32- 
pound sea bass in his garage. On Sundays 
he brings it out, dusts it off, oils it a bit, 
and takes it down to the boat landing 
and sells "Kodak" rights to it to disap- 
pointed anglers. 

Pictured above is "Kris" Englehard, 
World's Champion Tube and Rod Bender, 
in a charming pose. All you have to do is 
turn the hose on your trousers, roll 'em 
up, remove your tie, muss up your hair, 
grab the fish in one hand, and the rod in 
the other and you have a portrait to send 
to the distant loved ones, that will give 
them something to talk about. 

Chuck can handle sittings any time 
that it is convenient. 

Trout Diuing 

clothes when three of the party who had 
not witnessed the dive, came upon the 
scene. They received the surprise of their 
lives, thinking that they had discovered 
a new nudist colony. George Landi, want- 
ing to be different, took a sliding dive 
over a huge boulder into another pool. 
Then Harry McEwan, who boasts of never 
getting his feet wet, fell in. Paul Kreiger 
had the high honor of being the only dry 
youth in the party. After a few hours of 
real fishing though, the half-drowned, 
scratched and mutilated fishermen had one 
of the best fish frys of their lives in a 
picturesque, secluded spot in the gorge. 


"In the spring, a young man's fancy 
..." Bob Jones of the Engineering 
Department, lived up to this saying on 
Saturday, June 5, at 8:00 p. m., when 
he claimed as his bride. Miss Bene Springs 
Hanger of St. Louis. The ceremony was 
performed at Bob's home, after which the 
happy couple made a week-end trip to 
Ensenada. Congratulations, Bob, and wel- 
come to the Consolidated Family, Mrs. 

Kelpbed Capers 

"Whitey" Glines, Wings, celebrated 
the opening of the deep sea fishing season 
by landing a I6V2 lb. yellowtail. 

Knowing Whitey as we do, it was 
quite foolish of the fish to even attempt 
an argument, though it did battle for 
1 5 minutes before giving up. 

It was Whitey's first attempt at "big 
game" fishing, but, then, again, it was 
the first time for the yellowtail also. 

No. 4227. 

SEVEN hardy Consolidated youths: 
namely, Jack Thompson, Glenn 
Hotchkiss, Ray Coykendall, Harry Mc- 
Ewen, Paul Kreiger, George Landi, and 
Harry Forsythe, went in for a new sport 
called "Trout Diving" in the stagnant 
pools below Morena Reservoir, Sunday, 
June 6, and what an experience they had! 
The first performer was Jack Thompson, 
who executed a beautiful swanlike dive 
with uncanny precision and technique. 
On coming to the surface. Jack, by the 
numerous specimens of underwater 
growth on his person, displayed what the 
well-dressed "Trout Diver" is wearing this 
season. It was just 5:00 a. m. by his 
wrist watch when the great event oc- 
curred. The warmth of the sun started 
the time-piece later and the warmth of a 
hurriedly built fire was drying out Jack's 


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At the rear of the cabin of United Air Lines' 

the stewardess prepares and from which 

hot meals aloft 

This h the second in a scries of articles 
describing the transcontinental trips of 
the major airlines of the United States. 

EVEN the most avid forecaster of 
coming events could not, ten years 
ago, visualize the tremendous strides that 
would be taken in the next decade. In 
1927 the world's eye was focused upon 
the future of aviation, Lindbergh's re- 
markable flight having fired the imagi- 
nation of every civilized person. The 
twenty-five-year-old pilot flew a Ryan- 
built airplane, powered with a 22 5 horse- 
power motor. Designers of the motor 
proclaimed that they had reached the pin- 
nacle of air-cooled radial engine design. 
Today the twin-row engines that power 

United Air Lines Photo. 
Mainliners is this galley where 
she serves complimentary 

view embraces New York City and its harbor, eastern terminal of United . 
Lines' coast-to-coast airway which links New York and other eastern cii 
with the Pacific Coast. New York's Statue of Liberty is only overni^ 
by air from California's famous Golden Gate. 

United Air Lines Photo, 


the Mainlines of United Air Lines as they 
fly over the mid-continent coast-to-coast 
route each develop 1150 horsepower. 

In 1927 the Army Air Corps was con- 
templating the Consolidated PT as a rev- 
olutionary primary training plane. The 
PT was a revolutionary plane, its useful- 
ness having followed the aircraft industry 
down through these ten progressive years. 
As symbolic of military and naval air- 
plane design as the Mainliners are typical 
of air transportation are the Navy's twin- 
engined Consolidated flying boats. They 
made routine flights to the Hawaiian Is- 
lands, because flying them across the ocean 
is the most convenient way of delivery to 
the Naval bases there. 

Just as Consolidated was getting down 
to the serious business of building air- 
planes, United Air Lines was inaugurat- 
ing the first coast-to-coast mail and pas- 
senger service. The turn into the second 
decade of regular transcontinental finds 
Consolidated and United Air Lines side by 
side at Lindbergh Field in San Diego. 
San Diego has become United's important 
southern terminal on the border-to-border 
flights between Southern California and 
Vancouver and the starting point on the 
schedules bound for Chicago and New 

Let's take a look at the 1927 picture 
for a moment. For a thirty-two hour 
flight in a single-engined mail plane be- 
tween San Francisco and New York the 
1927 passenger paid $400. So rapid has 
the progress of air transportation been 
that economy in air travel has been made 


Ten Vears oi 

By Charles HI. Urbach, Distrii 

possible despite the endless trend towards 
newer, faster and more expensive equip- 
ment. Today the coast-to-coast passenger 
flying to New York from San Diego, 
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland or 
Seattle pays only $149.95 for his ticket, 
without calculating the additional econ- 
omy of air scrip. 

What improvements can the 1927 pas- 
senger note today? First of all he is im- 
pressed by the comfort that is offered. 
Overstuffed, swivel chairs are the tempo 
of day travel and commodious berths fea- 
ture the Sky-Sleepers. These accommo- 
dations are a far cry from the tiny bench 
that our first passenger sat on. No venti- 
lation was provided in the first planes and 
the air-farer could see little or nothing 
from his cramped quarters as his plane 
flew along at a few thousand feet. The 
Mainliners are air-conditioned, each pas- 
senger has a large window which pro- 
vides unlimited visibility and the stew- 
ardess brings a pair of binoculars so that 
passengers can closely view the scenery 
ten thousand feet below. 

Instead of consuming 32 hours for his 
passage, our 1937 traveler arrives re- 
freshed and ready for business in New 
York 15 1/3 hours after leaving the Pa- 
cific Coast. In 1927 he fairly dreaded the 
food that was served — it consisted of a 


June, 1937 


ted's fleet of Mainliners shows the installation of powerful 14-cylinder, 
i-row Wasp engines giving the ship a great reserve of power and enabling 

climb two miles high and sustain flight with only one of its two engines 
)peration. Fully loaded, the airliner weighs twelve tons, and it has a wing 

1 of 95 feet. It is classed as the most luxurious passenger land plane in 

the United States. 

United Air Lines I'hoio. 

Individual tables are placed in front of each passenger chair on United Air 
Lines' new Skyiounge Mainliners of the type operated between Chicago and 
New York and coast-to-coast, and are set with real china, silver and linens, 
and the stewardess serves a hot meal from the galley at the rear of the plane. 
The Mainliner flies non-stop Chicago-New York in 3 hrs., 5? min. and 
coast-to-coast in IS hrs., 10 min. 

IB main line 

c manager. United Hir lines 

cheese sandwich and potato chips and pos- 
sibly a candy bar or an apple. No wonder 
he was starved when he reached New 
York. As he is sped along lighted airways 
at 200 miles an hour, our passenger is 
reflecting on the 100 mile speed of ten 
years back and recalling that there were 
no such things as airway beacons, two- 
way radio communication and directional 
beams when he first flew. Then along 
comes the stewardess with a hot, full 
course meal served with real silverware 
linens and chinaware. He enjoys the long- 
est meal in the world — one of hotel or 
club quality, too — for there are 200 miles 
between soup and nuts on United's Main 

Since the trail-blazing days of the 
western frontier, United's Main Line route 
has been the scene of hardy adventure and 
pioneering. The broad expanse of the Mid- 
dle Western prairies saw first the Covered 
Wagon and the Pony Express. Later came 
the Stage Coach and more recently the 
airplane. Each transition in transconti- 
nental travel has been pioneered across 
this Pony Express route. Only the other 
day we were talking with the last of the 
surviving Pony Express rides — Broncho 
Charlie — whose christened name was 
Charles Mortimer Miller. At 87 years of 
age. Broncho Charlie still typifies the flair 


of the 60s. At the age of eleven he rode 
the Sacramento-Carson City route in 
twenty-four hours. The Mainliners fly 
across his old course in 46 minutes. 

Calm and placid today are the pictur- 
esque plains of Wyoming and Nebraska 
where much of our nation's history was 
written. The fight for western civiUza- 
tion was waged seventy-five years ago 
along the seemingly endless miles of 
prairie-land. Buffalo herds roamed the 
ranges and native Indians were happy to 
barter a buffalo robe in return for a cup 
of sugar. These vivid memories ride on 
swift wings today as the Mainliners speed 

Pony Express may have seemed a swift 
method of communication in its time. 
But certainly slow in comparison to air- 
mail service. Comparative costs, too, are 
interesting. A letter weighing one ounce 
was carried 150 miles for five dollars. An 
air-mail letter can be posted to any part 
of the United States for six cents. 

One of the typically Old West towns 
of the 60s, the Wyoming capital, Chey- 
enne, is served by United's mid-continent 
route. Also at Cheyenne are the United 
maintenance and overhaul shops where the 
Mainliners and their motors are complete- 
ly dismantled and overhauled at stated in- 
tervals. The coast-to-coast passenger could 
spend a full day at the Cheyenne depot 
and still not see all of the interesting 
practices employed in keeping air line 
equipment in first-class condition. 

On the evening flight out of Cheyenne 
to the west, the air traveler is greeted by 


a spectacle of nature — he sees the sun set 
three times. The first sunset comes as the 
ship is leaving the mile square airport at 
Cheyenne. It dips like a bronze fuse into 
far-away pockets on the horizon. As the 
ship climbs towards the Laramie 
(Continued on page 16) 

MAINLINERS — This view of the pilots' com- 
partment of United Air Lines' Mainliners shows 
the compact, systematic arrangement of instru- 
ments, gauges and controls which represent the 
latest in air navigation. The rectangular installation 
on the center of the instrument panel is the 1937- 
type automatic pilot which is surrounded by the 
newest navigating instruments, providing a dupli- 
cating check on the plane's maneuvers. Multiple 
radio equipment installed on the Mainliners pro- 
vides pilots with the latest in plane-ground com- 
munication facilities. 

United Air Lines Photo. 




The CansoliJafor overlooked another 
recent ■wedding when it neglected to 
mention that Douglas B. Clark, Blueprint 
Production Dept., and Miss Ruth A. Mc- 
Lain, of Riverside, were united in the 
holy bonds of matrimony at the Scott 
Memorial Baptist Church on April 3, 
1937, at 3:00 p. m. A reception was held 
after the ceremony and then Douglas and 
Ruth enjoyed a short holiday in La JoUa. 
The couple is at home at 3 336 30th Street. 
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Clark!. 

Tuesday morning — after Memorial Day 

Dugas: "Say 'Mac', was that your wife 
I saw you with at the races?" 

MacGinnes: "I don't know, Duke, I 
never looked." 

Last week, word got around that 
"Hank" Golem was hunting for some 
dirty so-and-so. The next morning, Larry 
Boeing thoughtfully placed this sign at 
his desk: "Game Refuge. No Hunting In 
This Closed Area." 




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THE Coronado Islands, haven for 
Consolidated' 5 avid deep-sea fishing 
fiends, were invaded on Decoration Day 
by a couple of Consolair Mountain Goats 
who, combining sea travel with mountain 
climbing, went on the San Diego Natural 
History Museum's annual educational ex- 
cursion to the northermost island, which 
is twenty-five miles from San Diego, in 
Mexican waters. 

The party was landed in a cove on the 
northeast side of the island and climbed 
the 467 feet to the knife edge and along 
the summit. Tramping about the mile 
long, quarter-mile wide island, they en- 
joyed many rare spectacles. The many 
forms of plant and bird life seen was a 
source of wonder and interest to the 

Although it sounds like a restaurant 
menu, you can take their word for it 
that "hen-and-chickens," "lady-fingers," 
"saltbush" (atriplex), "prickly pear cac- 
tus," "lemonade berry" and "wild cu- 
cumbers" (chilicothe), are to be found 
on the island. Several varieties of ice-plant 
("mesembryanthemum" if you want to 
be scientific!) blanket the slopes. This 
plant, because its extreme moistness gives 
it a very slippery quality, makes walking 
both hazardous and difficult. One of the 
Goats can exhibit some beautiful wounds 
as proof that the plant is a great "skid- 

A large colony of sea-lions was seen 
on the seaward side of the island. A species 
of white-footed mouse and a few harmless 
lizards also live there. In former days, 
elephant seals and sea otters were common 

One of the most thrilling sights was 
the thousands of sea birds which soared 



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over the island. Startled by the appear- 
ance of the invaders, the harassed parents 
swooped worriedly about the nests of the 
fluffy, awkward young birds. The most 
abundant nester on the island is the West- 
ern Gull. The brown-spotted eggs are laid 
in hollows scratched on the ground and 
slightly lined with grass or feathers. The 
most interesting of the birds is the Cali- 
fornia Brown Pehcan which builds bulky 
nests about two feet in diameter and a 
foot or more high, of sticks, either on 
low bushes or on the ground. Many of the 
young, although nearly full-grown, were 
still in or around the nests, unable to fly. 
The Museum staff brought back many 
specimens of bird life which are now 
being mounted and will in the near future, 
be grouped in large cases with scenic 
backgrounds, for permanent exhibition in 
Balboa Park. 

Two young men of Experimental had 
a wonderful time up at Palomar Moun- 
tain. But, what we would like to know 
is, how come they had a room tempera- 
ture of 110° at 3:00 a. m. Of course, we 
won't mention any names but, Jim and 
Carl, let us in on it. 

Mountain climbing has taken the Con- 
solair boys by storm and many groups 
are seeing the beauties of Nature from 
atop her highest points. 

A small party, led by Larry Boeing, 
climbed several peaks in the San Juan 
group of the San Bernardinos, doing the 
Los Pinos Peak (462 5 ft.) and the high 
Santiago Peak (5680 ft.), from whose 
summit you can see the valley below, 
beautiful Lake Elsinore and its surround- 
ing estates and ranches. 

The trip was made in high gear and 
they averaged 21 miles to the gallon. 

The reason why J. C. Harkness was 
absent several days last month, was the 
occasion of the second visit of the well- 
known Stork. The reason for the Stork's 
visit was Richard Arnold Harkness, born 
at 4:00 p. m. May 17th. His weight at 
birth was 9 lb., 9 oz. Latest reports are 
that Baby Richard and Mother Dorothy 
are doing fine. 

F. E. Nisley, 308 5, 
Sub. Assembly, Metal Bench. 

June, 1937 


mntHinE shop drippihcs 

YE scribe contracted a case of writer's 
cramp last month so the news from 
our department has piled up and I find 
myself wading through a stack of papers 
trying to catch up. 

Henry Golem, our foreman, is the 
proud owner of a new Dodge. He couldn't 
make up his mind whether he wanted a 
Lafayette, a Chevrolet or a Plymouth, 
so he bought a Dodge. 

Fred Otto, our dapper clerk; Harold 
Poerschke, star shortstop; Art Scodes, 
fight manager of the future world's 
heavyweight champ (so he says) ; Henry 
Golem and yours truly, went to Los An- 
geles for the Pastor-Nestell fight and 
had a wonderful time. We saw more fights 
between the spectators than we did in the 
ring, but nevertheless we enjoyed our- 
selves and landed back in San Diego, a 
tired but happy fivesome. 

In our midst, a new man has risen to 
the front ranks of our very able and ef- 
ficient group of story tellers, bull throw- 
ers, fast talkers, etc. He is none other 
than Al Marinick, night shift inspector, 
and, from all reports available, he is going 
to be a hard man to beat, so the rest of 
our gang will have to look to their 

Now that the fishing season is in full 
swing, many of the shop men are trying 
their luck. On a recent trip, Jake Frit- 
chel, although he had much ambition and 
tried hard, lost to his brother in winning 
the jack-pot. Everybody caught fish and 
a good time was had by all. 

The recent fishing trip of Jim Patton 
and Art Scodes happened to be a lucky 
one. Art figured that it would be wise to 
mark the spot where they had caught the 
most fish by putting a cross on the bot- 
tom of the boat. Jim agreed it would be a 
good idea but not very practical for they 
might not get the same boat the next 

Our former chief ranking beau brum- 
mel. Long John Myers, says he has been 
outclassed by little Grand Ealy who has 
a new girl before he has lost the old one. 
By the way, John is planning another 
trip to the big city (L.A.) in the near 
future and, from all indications, he is 
going to shoot the works. We are anxious- 
ly awaiting the trip as, beyond a shadow 
of doubt, some red hot news will be forth- 
coming from John. 

Buster Whiteman aspires to be a boat 
builder. When the day came for the 


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launching of his boat, if you can call a 
few boards and a motor a boat, he wanted 
Pop Felton to be his guest and first pas- 
senger. Poor Pop paid for his boat ride! 
Two cans were necessary and Pop's two 
hands had to work diligently in order to 
keep the boat afloat. Buster still says that 
he will build a boat, although it is ru- 
mored around that he might hive better 
luck building submarines. 

Three of our members, Fred Otto, Joe 
Deckert and Harold Poerschke, have, 
during the past month, taken two auto- 
mobile trips, the first to Boulder Dam, 
the second to the Grand Canyon. On their 
initial trip they made a tour of the Dam 
and also inspected the California & Ari- 
zona Power Houses, gaining much inter- 
esting information. They covered about 
800 miles. Over the Memorial Day week- 
end they made their second trip, cover- 
ing 1400 miles. On the way they ran out 
of gas in the middle of the desert and 
Joe & Fred hitch-hiked twelve miles to 
the nearest station while Harold sat in 
the car reading the sports news. Harold 
said he didn't want to reduce so he 
stayed behind to guard the car. They ar- 
rived at the Canyon at 4:00 a. m. Sun- 
day. They spent the day there and ran 
into Don DeMarce, final assembly in- 
spector, who was also visiting at the 
canyon. That night they witnessed a 
Hopi Indian Ceremonial Dance and, be- 
fore they started back at midnight, it 
started to snow. They returned to San 
Diego via Phoenix, and although the cat- 
tle on the highway were numerous they 
managed to keep from colliding with any, 
and arrived in San Diego Monday night. 
They took some very fine pictures of 

both trips and all three fellows will have 
something to remember fondly for a long 
time to come. 

The Machine Shop and Timekeepers 
combined softball team, after losing the 
first two games, hit their stride and won 
the third game from the Leadmen — 10-4. 
The team is coming along fine and the 
boys hope to keep on winning in their 
future games. 

We wish to welcome to our depart- 
ment the new men, Rolston, Brooking, 
Evans, Russell and also Heim, Rogers and 
Brlghtwell, who formerly worked with 
us and are back again in the Machine 

Last month we were presented with a 
new machine — a "Degreaser." It looks 
like a washing machine and is used for 
cleaning parts that go out of the shop. 
"Pop" Woolf, its operator, has the bril- 

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Ten Vears on the main line 

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Mountains the sun is visible again and ness aloft. All the implements, including 
sets for the second time. Then, as if the a portable lightweight typewriter, are 
plane were successful in racing the sun, available, too. The aisles are wide enough 

its golden circle faces the plane for the 
third time, finally setting for the night 
behind the picturesque caps of the Med- 
icine Bow Range. 

The precise communications system of 
United Air Lines is functioning every mile 

of the coast-to-coast flight. Every twenty farers. 

to permit the setting up of a full-sized 
bridge table and the swivel feature of the 
chairs enables four persons to play cards 
with ease. Or the chairs may be reserved 
for checker or chess playing. Backgam- 
mon is also popular amongst modern air- 

minutes the pilot is in touch with a 
ground station along his course, giving 
the altitude of the plane, location, weather 
conditions, temperature and his estimated 
arrival time at the next terminal. 

In ten short years United has flown in 
excess of 120,000,000 miles. Like the 
other forms of travel that had their 
proving ground across this arrow-straight 
transcontinental course, United has pio- 

It IS interesting to note the diversions neered in many air transport achieve- 
enjoyed by the passenger traveling on the ments. Its engineers perfected plane-to- 
Mainliners schedules and compare his ac- ground voice communication. United 
tivities with the passenger of ten years was the first to fly passengers at night on 
ago. Munching away on a cheese sand- long scheduled flights. Seven years ago 
wich and reading the printed schedule United pioneered in placing stewardesses 
until he had all but read the print off on its planes. Seven girls were hired at 
were the chief enjoyments of the 1927 first and today there are 150 in the stew- 
passenger unless he had remembered to ardess corps of United. United, too, was 
bring a newspaper along with him. Then, the first line to operate multi-motored 

chances were, he read everything includ- 
ing the obituaries of people he never 
heard of and legal notices he scarcely un- 

There is never a dull moment in the 
Mainliner cabin. In addition to the de- 
licious meal service and binoculars, there 
is a complete library aboard with all the 

planes in excess of three-miles-a-minute. 

Air transportation today has become a 
necessity with thousands upon thousands 
of business men and 1937 sees the open- 
ing of a new field in air travel — the va- 
cationist. Never before has there been 
such tremendous interest in vacation 
trips by air. Of particular interest are the 

latest magazines. A writing table may be western National Parks and United's mid- 
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coast-to-coast route. Rocky Mountain 
National Park is now only a matter of 
hours from any part of the nation. An 
airport at West Yellowstone brings the 
vacation travelers to the entrance of Yel- 
lowstone National Park. In close prox- 
imity to United terminals are Yosemite 
National Park and Rainier National Park. 
Dude ranchers also are taking to the air, 
saving days over ground travel in reach- 
ing their favorite dude ranch. United has 
estimated that 2,000 such vacationers 
will journey from the east to Wyoming, 
Nebraska, Utah, Colorado and California 
by air this summer. World-wide air 
transport is likewise expanding and direct 
connections are made at San Francisco 
with the Pan-American Airways service 
to Honolulu, Manila and the Orient. 

The past ten years of progress in air 
transportation have been tremendous and 
it's safe to say that the next decade will 
bring even more spectacular development. 

It's been a long time since anyone came 
through with a favorite cocktail recipe 
so here's one that the La Jolla boys turned 
in and highly recommend: 

1 part Vat (,7, 

1 part White Horse, 

1 part Haig and Haig, 

? parts Black and White. 

Serve with as little ice as possible in 
tall glass. 

Harr)': "Joe what are you doing with 
that knife?'" 

Joe: "I am just trying to figure out 

whether I lost a layout or found a knife." 

Woolsey 1249. 

"How is your son Ikey getting along 
in school, Mrs. Goldberg?" 

"Is he smart, Mrs. Cohen! Oy! Ch! In 
spelling matches he is so good they handi- 
cap him by tving one hand behind his 

Dear Old Lady: "And what rank do 
you hold?" 

Bored Sailor: "Ship's Optician; I scrape 
the eyes out of the potatoes." 

Betty and Bill Waite, wish to thank 
the boys of the Bench Department for 
the lovely floor lamp. Tliey say "If we 
can only get a house to match, we will 
be content!" 


June, 1937 



Ullien Father PlayBd Baseball 

Ernie Johnson is piling up a neat for- 
tune right at home and it isn't his fault 
if he doesn't make a million. His poker 
evenings are events and some boys come 
just to sit around and try to find out 
how it is done. Hibert and Blume got to- 
gether and brought their own cards but 
he kept right on his winning path. 

"Tarzan" Mays got ahead $30 bucks 
about a week ago. He went to town and 
picked up a new $50 wrist watch for his 
honey. He made a bad mistake though be- 
cause, on the way home, he stopped to 
show it off to Ernie. Now Ernie has the 
watch and Mays still owes the $20.00 
balance. Ah, me, the boys should stick 
to marbles. 

The distinction of being the first 
Mother's Day baby in San Diego belongs 
to Patricia Lorraine Delameter, born 
May 9th, 1937, to Mr. and Mrs. C. M. 
Delameter, Exp. 8012. Coitsolidator ex- 
tends congratulations to the happy fam- 

There's a rumor around that George 
Gerstmeien and Al Ballard are going to 
be in the chorus for the forthcoming 
Musical Comedy. We think they are pass- 
ing up a good bet in that Romeo clerk, 
Larry Gehling. 

No. 1706. 

After watching the Lead Men of the 
Hull Department attempt to play base- 
ball, R. Malcuit, 5 079, hurried home, 
scanned over the books in his library, and 
dug out this old Eddie Guest poem that 
he feels tells the whole story of his ob- 
servations at the game. 

The smell of arnica is strong. 

And Mother's time is spent 
In rubbing Father's arms and back 

In burning liniment. 

The house is like a druggist's shop; 

Strong odors fill the hall, 
And day and night we hear him groan, 

Since Father plays baseball. 

He's forty past, but he declared 

That he's as young as ever 
And in his youth, he said, he was 

A baseball player clever. 

So when Consolidated men arranged 

A game, they came to call 
On Dad and asked him if he thought 

That he could play baseball. 

"I haven't played in fifteen years," 

Said Father, "but I know 
That I can stop the grounders hot 

And I can make the throw." 

"I used to play a corking game, 

The curves, I know them all; 
And you can count on me, you bet 

To join your game of ball." 

On Saturday the game was played 

And all of us were there; 
Dad borrowed an old uniform 

That Casey used to wear. 

He paid three dollars for a glove 

Wore spikes to save a fall. 
He had the make-up on all right 

When Father played baseball. 

J. E. (Ernie) Hodgson, 81H, wishes 
to thank the boys in Experimental De- 
partment and the Wood Shop, for the 
beautiful flowers and many other gifts, 
sent to him during his recent illness. 


At second base they stationed him 

A liner came his way; 
Dad tried to stop it with his knee. 

And missed a double play. 

He threw into the bleachers twice, 

He let a pop fly fall 
Oh, we were all ashamed of him 

When Father played baseball. 

He tried to run, but tripped and fell 

He tried to take a throw; 
It put three fingers out of joint 

And Father let it go. 

He stopped a grounder with his face, 

Was spiked, nor was that all; 
It looked to us like suicide. 

When Father played baseball. 

At last he limped away, and now 

He suffers with disgrace; 
His arms are bathed in liniment; 

Court-plaster hides his face. 

He said, his back ii breaking and 

His legs won't move at all; 
It made a wreck of Father, when 

He tried to play baseball. 

The smell of arnica abounds; 

He hcbbles with a cane 
A row of blisters on his hands 

He is in constant pain. 

But lame and weak as Father is 

He swears he'll lick us all 

If we dare even speak about 

The day he played baseball. 

By Edgar A. Guest. 
Dedicated to the Lead Men of the Hull Dept. 
R. Malcuit, 5079. 

How about a gong for our Major 
Bowe's program? A gong or two would 
come in handy around the plant any- 
way. 5000. 

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"In testimony of heroic deeds in saving 
life from the perils of the sea." 

INSCRIBED on a medal of solid gold, 
this inspiring statement is a reminder 
of one of the high spots in the life of 
Frank M. Moon, Consolidated employee, 
and is ample proof that some of the great- 
est heroes are filling the humblest posi- 

It was the evening of September 8, 
1923, at Point Conception, that the event 
which Frank will never forget, occurred. 
No doubt, many will recall that this is 
the date of the famous Honda Wreck, 
when six U. S. destroyers were wrecked on 
the rocks at Point Conception. At the 
time, Frank was a chief machinist's mate, 
stationed aboard the U. S. S. Fuller, which 
was returning to San Diego from San 
Francisco, with the rest of the Fleet that 
had made the journey. When it reached 
the fatal Point, it was following close on 
the heels of, but closer to shore than the 
division flagship, Farragut. Captain Seed 
of the Fuller observed the U. S. S. Young 
overturned in the choppy sea and sheered 
out to avoid her; in doing so, he cleared 
the Young but collided with the Farragut 

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and, while vainly attempting to miss 
the Farragut, crashed headlong into a 
huge detached rock. 

Despite the panic of the crew upon 
feeling the impact, they behaved like true 
seamen. The members of the fireroom 
crew stuck to their posts until driven out 
by the rising water and not before the 
boilers were secured. The men of the en- 
gineroom crew also remained at their sta- 
tions until they were almost forced to 
swim to the deck ladders. 

What was Frank's part in this catas- 
trophe? We'll let the magazine report of 
his action speak for itself, since he mod- 
estly declines to "shout his own praises": 

"Frank Moon succeeded in throw- 
ing a lasso over a rock fifteen feet 
distant from the ship and crossing 
hand over hand on this rope, gained 
a small rock which was capable of 
holding about twenty men. Com- 
mander Seed considered the rock un- 
safe and ordered Moon to return." 

With a list of forty degrees, the crew 
of the Fuller clung to the port side 
throughout the long, weary night. 

The next morning. Commander Seed 
told his crew that he was going to at- 
tempt to swim the distance between the 
Fuller and a huge rock where the crew 
might find safety. "If I fail, remain aboard 
the ship, but if I make it, follow me with 
a line," he instructed. He succeeded in 
making the swim and the sailor who 
gamely, and without hesitation, followed 
him, carrying a rope, was none other 
than Frank. They secured the line to the 
rock and over it came the entire crew, 
dragging themselves along it, swept by 
cold, terrific seas and battered and tossed 
on protruding rocks. They were rescued 
from their precarious sea-swept perch by 
boats later in the day. 

Frank may well be proud of himself and 
of his heroic deed which has been perma- 
nently entered in the archives of his 
country and which will be remembered 
with heartfelt gratitude by those men 
whose lives were saved by his bravery. 
His act is officially recorded as follows: 

machinist's mate, first-class. Dis- 
played fearless conduct and a daunt- 
less spirit in swimming with a line 
from the U. S. S. Fuller to a rock 
through a rough and turbulent sea 
in order to rescue the crew of that 
vessel when stranding on the night 
of September 8, 1923. (Commended 
by the Secretary of the Navy and 
awarded gold life-saving medal of 

honor by the Secretary of the Treas- 

When commended by his interviewer 
for his bravery, Frank said, with char- 
acteristic reticence and modesty, "Aw, 
shucks, wasn't it my duty?" Anyway, 
even though he considers it merely a part 
of the service due his country, the Con- 
solidator joins with Consolidated in sa- 
luting a truly courageous man! 

Toledo, Ohio, was the scene of Frank's 
debut into the world. He attended school 
there and was, for a time, a machinist 
with the American Bridge Works of To- 
ledo, prior to enlisting in the Navy. 

On December 31, 1926, he retired from 
the Navy, with a service record of sixteen 
years (although he actually spent 18 
years, 7 months in the Navy, he was only 
eligible for a sixteen-year pension when 
he retired — 20 years being the next pen- 
sion period). 

For a time, he maintained a concession 
on a soda fountain at North Island, be- 
fore he joined Consolidated. 

Frank is well-known and well-liked at 
Consolidated for his kindly disposition 
and eager willingness to be of assistance 
whenever able. When questioned as to how 
he wished his occupation at Consolidated 
listed, he grinned and, with a chuckle, 
replied, "Oh, just say I'm a 'lobbyist' — I 
work in the lobby!" 


June, 1937 





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Mrs. Leo Bourden says that if Leo 
doesn't get rid of those cussed ducks and 
keep them out of her flower beds, Leo's 
endurance record at Consolidated will be 
disrupted, and how! 

CoiiTtay of IttspcctoT of Naval Aircraft, San Dic^o, California 

PIG BAR-B-Q at Kennedy's Riding 
Academy, June 19, 1937, to be spon- 
sored by Maintenance Department. All 
Maintenance men interested, please get in 
touch with Mr. Jones and E. Fink. 

Micky Burleigh and Al McLean, two 
of the better known fighters, are willing 
to start a boxing class if enough interest 
is shown in the idea. (If Mr. Frye would 
be so kind as to try to get the names of 
the fellows who are interested in the plan 
it would be greatly appreciated.) 

Thank you very much, Mr. Frye, for 
your interest in taking up the suggestion 
that we start an amateur theatrical group 
here in Consolidated. 

Caught on the Fly — "Whitey" Glines 
coming to work with a black eye. — Al 
McLean on the beach with a couple of 
damsels and not knowing what to do 
with both of them. — Al Hill and Mary 
at the Bavarian beer garden. — Dave 
Ames giving a buffet supper and not 
handing out more invitations. — Dick 
Briggs throwing a wicked hoof at the 
Collegiate Club. — Ronnie Le Mon still 
praying that his girl gets here soon. — 
Dick Senn wanting to sing over the 
Radio. — Doug, the timekeeper, trying to 
explain why we get "docked" fifteen min- 
utes when we are only one minute late. 
— Don Kimball, who is always late when 
the time comes to check in our motors, 
endeavoring to be a softball star. — 
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The Consair male Chorus 

THE male chorus, formed among 
Consolidated employees, is rapidly 
growing by leaps and bounds. 

If you have the ability to carry a tune, 
which is the only qualification necessary, 
hurry and place your application, as 
there are still a limited number of open- 
ings at the present time. 

Rehearsals are being held each Monday 
evening at 7:00 o'clock. Watch your time 
clock for location. 

The officers of the group are: 
President, John Markey, 
Vice-President, George Rondabush, 
Secretary, Elwyn Jain. 
Treasurer, K. L. Comfort. 
Director, Wm. H. Stutzke. 
Music Committee: 
Chairman, K. L. Comfort, No. 92. 
H. Roese, No. 5160. 
L. G. Mitchel, No. 840. 
John Campbell, No. 8091. 
Wm. Stutzke, No. 278. 



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Jas. P. Thorn, 4139 Saratoga at O.B., 
No. 8105. 

H. A. Seyboth, 1533 Fern St., No. 

George Rondabush, 7751 El Cajon, No. 

Andrew Droden, 3 521J^ Kite St., No. 
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Milton Fulkerson, 475 8 Mansfield, No. 

Kelman Aiken, 4026 Utah, No. 707. 

Walter Beyal, 4634 Orange, No. 5153. 

C. A. Keen, 231 2nd St. C. V., No. 

K. L. Comfort, 4656 Narragansett, No. 

L. G. Mitchel, 43 3 5 32nd St., No. 840. 

F. O. Jones, 804 Beach St., No. 5458. 

John Markey, 3511 Kite St., No. 5362. 

Wm. H. Stutzke, 4612 Wilson St., No. 

Elwyn Jain, 4127 Ibis St., No. 1389. 

John Chuckta, 2665 First Ave., No. 

John Campbell, 3 971 Georgia St., No. 

Blair Burkhardt, 3927J4 Center St., 
No. 3099. 

Henry Roese, 2242 30th St., No. 5160. 

Owen Stockton, 3677 Central Ave., 
No. 7092. 

Cansolidafor welcomes to the rapidly 
increasing Consolidated Family, Michael 
Charles Tuite, who was born between 
5:00 and 6:00 p.m., on Monday, June 7, 
at Mercy Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. Ray 
Tuite. Michael is really a bouncing baby, 
having weighed in at 8 lbs. 10 oz. We 
all wish great happiness and joy to Erma 
and Ray with their first-born. 

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June, 1937 


THE Consolidator has ably and thor- 
oughly covered many items of in- 
terest in its short career — the telephone 
system, the overhead tramrails, our time- 
keeping arrangement, and the Air Corps 
Industrial Preparedness Program. To fail 
to mention our latest addition would be 
an omission that would be a reflection on 
the editorial group that has so ably 
brought it so far along in so brief a 
time. That addition, the Consolidated 
Railroad, was given birth last month, 
fully equipped with signals, run numbers, 
schedules, whistle stops and all other ac- 
cessories necessary for successful opera- 
tion of so large an enterprise. 

As in the case with any system so 
"octopusian" in nature, many operating 



problems arise and the strict adherence to 
fixed schedules caused Leonard "Butch" 
Cleaver, the "Daddy of the Road," no 
small amount of worry. 

First of all, the use of hand cars by 
the janitors caused much confusion but, 
by the addition of a spur track from 
"Squirrel Cage Junction" to "Hibert's 
Grove," much of the trouble was over- 

The Claims Department was called upon 
to straighten things out when some care- 
less yard clerk tacked a time table on the 
back of one of the workers in "Young's 
Old Town Tourist Camp." 

The 8:42 Northbound has been late on 
several occasions due to large freight 
pick-ups at "Golem's Sanitarium." This 
causes some confusion when they pass the 
7:56 Southbound near the "Medical 
Center" and often "Doc" McDonald has 
to leave his "Infirmary" and call "Yogi" 
Clardy from the "Psychopathic Ward" 
to assist him in unraveling the tieup. 

Schedules have been met with surpris- 
ing regularity but some of the operators, 
when finding themselves a little behind, 
have taken the liberty of "short-cutting" 
through various departments. The Right- 
of-Way Superintendent has had his 
"track" crew paint as many yellow rail 
stripes as he feels necessary and has re- 
fused the boys' request for whistles until 
they stay in the right track. He has per- 
mitted the use of gauntlets, neckerchiefs, 
goggles and cap though, so the boys don't 
feel too badly about the whistles. 

Several Consolidafors, being railroaders 
at heart, look upon the road with teary 
eyes and many have taken the trouble to 
write in offering suggestions as to how to 
improve or expand the service. 

The Tool Room Boys, long advocates 
of scooters for use in their inter-depart- 
mental meanderings, have given up the 
idea and are all pulling for the addition 
of a passenger car. 

Anything may happen, so let's all sit 
tight. All aboard! Highball! 

Larry B. 


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"Zero to Eighty" by E. F. Northrup 
(Scientific Pub. Co., Princeton, N. J.) 

Without a doubt, all of us, sometimes 
stop and try to imagine what the ship 
of the future will look like and how it 
will operate. 

"Zero to Eighty" is an imaginative 
autobiography of the life, inventions and 
reflections of a scientist living from 1920 
to 2000 A.D., telling the story of the 
development of the rocket type ship that 
will probably be the ultimate design of 
the future. 

The book is unusual and original in its 
conception of important technical mat- 
ters concerning "electric guns" with 
which Dr. Northrup has been experi- 
menting. It presents, among other things, 
a reasonable scientific solution to the 
problem of escaping the earth's gravita- 
tional attraction and navigating projec- 
tile-type ships in celestial space. 

Vague as the above may sound, the 
technical supplement cleans up many 
questions of doubt and we believe any 
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Try as they did the boys of the Pro- 
duction Department have never been 
able to choose ties to please a certain 
young lady. Red ties, blue ties, multi- 
colored ties have all failed to pass with- 
out criticism. It took the Hull Depart- 
ment to produce a fellow with the type 
of tie suited to her taste, the matrimonial 
tie. Which is our way of saying that the 
former Miss Margaret McDonough is 
now Mrs. Ray Coykendall, and to wish 
them the best of luck, always. 

The gang all chipped in their pennies 
and nickels for a swell elegant Toast 
Master for the happy pair. Margaret says 
she would like to express their deep ap- 
preciation for this gift and also adds 
that Ray uses all the bread in the house 
making toast. 

Mr. Thomas C. Jones, blue print mag- 
nate, is sporting a new desk lamp these 
days. The fellows of the department are 
wondering when he will move into his 
private office. 

Bob Hyder has changed his plans con- 
cerning his vacation. Bob, it seems, is 
going to follow the well-blazed trail to 
the altar. 

King Miller is sticking out his chest a 
little farther, the reason is a six and one- 
half pound son. The boy is reported to 
be the spitting image of his father, but it 
is hoped that he will grow out of it. 


The Production softball team is en- 
joying a fairly successful season. The boys 
show lots of spunk and life and if given 
an even chance should go places. So far 
in league competition they have not yet 
suffered a set back. 

Ed McCleary is leading the sluggers 
with the healthy average of .777, how- 
ever, Willard Luppke is right on his heels 
with .770. Such batting averages would 
be the envy of any ball player. 

During one game Ed. McClearj- man- 
aged to get on second base, but also man- 
aged to get called out at that spot. It 
seems that his interest in learning how 
many were out led him off the sack and 
not noticing that a tly had been popped 
he was unable to get back in time to 
escape being called out. Once again Mc- 
Cleary stood around. 

The night Finished Parts and Sheet 
department combined team is also enjoy- 
ing success. Slattery and Bradshaw are 
the heavy hitters on this team. 

June, 1937 


The fierce, "ponderous pachyderm" shown above 
is the insignia of VP Squadron Three-F, which is 
stationed at the Fleet Air Base, Coco Solo, Canal 

This Squadron was first organized in 1931 by 
combining old VT Squadrons Three and Four. The 
squadron at that time was operating single engine, 
twin-float seaplanes, and was attached to the 
U.S.S. Argonne, Shortly after its organization, 
designs were submitted by squadron personnel for 
an insignia, which resulted in the present one, de- 
signed by CAP Cockcroft, being chosen as the 
most suitable for a patrol plane squadron. Sym- 
bolically, the planes are likened to roaring ele- 
phants searching for the enemy and ready to 
"smack him down" with heavy bombs, as soon 
as discovered. 


FOUNTAIN PEN — between car line and North 
Factory Entrance — keepsake. — If any one found 
this item, please get in touch with E. Banks, 
Welding, No. 340S. — Reward. 

IF anyone catches a yellow tail this summer, 
wearing a pair of glasses, kindly return same to 
Jim Kelley. Jim got curious as to how the deck 
latches operate in flight and. when he stuck his 
neck out. away went the glasses. Let's hope he 
is fixed up by now so he can read the Consoli- 
dator. No. 5000. 

Illing loading 

Was it a certain blonde that decided 
George "Casey" Shivas on buying him- 
self a comparatively new auto? 

Have you heard about the fellow who 
looked at the holes in the bomb rack 
set-up and then, in all seriousness, asked 
which holes the bombs were dropped 
through? Will someone please show this 
gentleman a bomb? 

If there is anyone in this shop who has 
found a method of beating the horses at 
Caliente will he please, in a spirit of 
brotherliness, pass it along to me? 

After proudly telling his brethren of 
the skin crew to witness the Lakeside 
Rodeo, in order to see him ride a horse in 
the parade, Joe Campbell was conspicu- 
ous by his absence. Was his face red when 
the fellows thought his excuses lacked 
that certain something! Dale Paddock 
was in the parade though, all decked out 
in a "yaller" silk shirt. 

James "L" McCoy is reported to have 
a new heat wave by the name of Myrtle. 
Jim is careful in seeing that none of his 
"friends" meet her. Incidentally, the 
night he tried to enchant her with his 
new car radio the x?:""! blamed thing 
wouldn't work, due to a low battery. 

Bill Hedgepeth will undoubtedly wel- 
come dinner invitations during the next 
few months. He'll be living a bachelor's 
life while the wife visits the folks back 

Bud (classic) Mathewson is the mas- 
ter of five languages. I wonder if he 
knows the cuss words of all five. 

Ken Bruning, 4120. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Schicht, newly- 
weds, wish to thank all members of the 
Hull Department who gave them the 
lovely "Toast Master." 


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right, top row: Dan Graham, seaman; Bill Hosteller, seaman; Bill Cook, fireman; John Smith, seaman. 
Bottom row: Mickey Burleigh, machinist mate; Clarence Stoll, boatswain's mate; Max Polak, seaman; 
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ers, if what we have heard lately means 

"Dr." Dugas tried to break the Agua 
Caliente Jockey Club; but after getting 
ahead $346, he listened to some sweet 
words of advice and figured if "Barnacle 
Bill" led them across the wire at 200 to 1, 
he could retire and forget rivets and all 
that sort of thing. 

P.S. — The track got its dough back. 

machine Shop Drippings 

(Continued from page 15' 
liant idea that he could start in the busi- 
ness of cleaning greasy aprons and pants 
for two-bits apiece. 

The writer's cramp seems to be getting 
me again and, anyhow, it is time for Jack 
Benny to come on the air, so will close — 

I wish to express my thanks to the 
men of the Machine Shop whose contri- 
butions every month help to make this 
column possible. 

You are urged to patronize the 
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Bunnell Photo Shop 9 

City Chevrolet 5 

Davidson Furniture 4 

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Exclusive Florists 8 

Firestone Tire & Rubber Co 8 

Foreman & Clark 19 

Fri'^ndly Shoe Store 3 

Fuller, W. P. and Co 16 

Goodrich Silvertown Stores 10 

Goodyear Service Stores 7 

Hanno, Mark 15 

I. C. S 9 

Jenny Wren 5 

Johnson-Saum 14 

Lindbergh Cofe 20 

Mission Cleaners 7 

Morgan's 11 

Motor Hardware Co 6 

Mountain Meodow Creamery 14 

Neuner Bros 22 

Porrish, A. E 7 

Pennzoil 6 

Peterson Lumber Co 2nd Cover 

Piggly Wiggly 20 

Quolitee Dairy 24 

Salmons & Wolcott 23 

S. D. Auto Elect 6 

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Speer Flying Service 5 

Stondard Furniture Co 3 

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Volume 2 

July, 1937 

Number 7 


THE Coiiiolidator is asking again for 
cartoons, jokes, stories, articles, and 
pictures, anything of interest to and about 
the employees of Consolidated. Naturally, 
the Coiisolidafor doesn't want to become a 
"Walter Winchell" magazine, and it 
doesn't want obscene jokes or stories. Just 
good, clean fun. This is your magazine, 
you should have your part in it and the 
easiest way for you to take part is by con- 
tributing. If the copy is unsuitable, it will 
be returned with an explanation to the 
contributor why it was not used. If your 
copy has been returned in the past or if it 
might be returned in the future, just re- 
member that most of America's most 
famous authors went through that many 
times, and still do. Just the same, give Ye 
Editors a break and help them out. 

You will also notice another reprint 
this month. This item from the November 
issue concerns our advertisers. These ad- 
vertisers make it possible to print the mag- 
azine in this style. Many of you who buy 
at these places can help out by mentioning 
the Comolidator to those merchants so 
that they will know they have not tried 
in vain. 

So help the Comolidator out! Give it a 
break! Patronize our advertisers! Send in 
all contributions and suggestions you may 
have for your magazine. Your suggestions 
and contributions are always welcome and 
the more interest taken by you will mean 
a more interesting magazine. Let's put 
"Little Eva, The Copy Cat" back in her 
place, working harder than ever! 

Consair Craftsmen Club Heius 

The above name was voted by members 
to be the new name of the model club. 
The club has expanded by taking in those 
that are interested and active in the build- 
ing and flying of man-carrying gliders 
and small sport planes. This expansion is, 
of course, in connection with our model 
plane activities. This gives the club a well- 
rounded group interested in Aeronautics. 
The club has a program of regular meet- 
ing for class instructions and practical 
work in aerodynamics, structure, and en- 

gine work. There have been no regular 
meetings lately as the members have been 
scouting around for a place that can be 
used as a shop and where classes can be 
held. Anyone who knows of a place they 
think suitable for such a purpose and 
which can be rented reasonably, please let 
Jim Roche No. 1062 of Final Assembly 
know. Watch for notices on the clocks as 
to the next meeting! 

Twinkle, twinkle little tracer. 
Skipped a rivet, missed a spacer, 
Way up in the sky so high. 
Why don't you come down to earth? 

R.M.Z., No. 289. 

night Final's Ocean Fliers ! 

A most outstanding near-ocean hop oc- 
curred the last Saturday afternoon in June 
on the bay near the Consolidated plant. 
Two full-grown Consolidated fliers, Andy 
Clement and Edward Hilkie, are the 
triple-threat men to be watched by both 
seaplane and aquaplane pilots. 

Their plane was the Seaplane Cub from 
Speer's. While their aim was a 30-minute 
hop, they never left the water. They blame 
it on the full tank of gas but then the 
boys' combined weight is estimated at 400 
pounds, ringside. 

What burned them most was the charge 
of 15 minutes flying time for the 30 
minute bay excursion of taxiing. We wish 
these boys better luck next time but sug- 
gest trying the Queen Mary for best re- 
sults. Les, No. 7119. 


Richard Archbold's plane, the 
CUBA {Sudden Storm) flying over 
Lake Mead, 107-mile lake formed by 
Boulder Dam. This plane has com- 
pleted the first coast-to-coast flight 
ever attempted in a flying boat. To- 
ward the end of the year, the ship 
will be flown by Mr. Archbold from 
New York to New Guinea via Ala- 
meda, Hawaii, Guam, and Wake 


Although you probably didn't read 
about it in the local "sheets" it is with 
much pleasure that we report the fact 
that John Kelly, Tank Department, per- 
formed a heroic deed at La Jolla last Sun- 

During the course of a picnic lunch 
along the rocks above the Cove cries for 
help were heard from a man who had been 
caught in a riptide and was being rapidly 
carried out to sea. 

Without hesitating to remove his clothes 
or shoes Johnny jumped in and pulled the 
man to safety where he was cared for by 
the local guards. 

Congratulations Johnny! We think it 
was a fine deed. 

"The Boys." 


President's Column 2 

Capital News 4 

Struts and Putts 5 

Hiram Plowboy 6 

Femme News 7 

Consolairco "Up In The Air" 8 

News Hounds 9 

Dots and Dashes 10 

George Newman 11 

Coast to Coast Overnight 12-13 
Sports 14-15-18 

A Day with a Welfare Man 16 

Mountain News 17 

Gordon E. Mounce 18 

Suggestion Awards 19 

Holidays 20 

Pit Barbecue 21 

Production Minutes 22 

Mesa Flying Club 23 

Plant News 1 to 24 

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The President's lolumn 

THE many recent undertakings in 
which Consolidated flying boats have 
had so prominent a place, give us a feeHng 
of pride in the knowledge that our Navy 
has selected for the defense of our shore 
line, the most efficient and capable flying 
boat manufactured in the world today. 

The Consolidated PBY type boat can 
out-perform like equipment of any coun- 
try in the world. It is a record-breaker in 
its class and with a complete fleet of this 
type, there is little limit on what our 
Navy can do with them. 

With these flying boats at any chosen 
shore bases, the Navy can patrol continu- 
ally the high seas, a thousand miles out, 
protect any sector from which an enemy 
may approach, locate him, determine his 
strength, direction, probable objective, 
speed, most vulnerable components, etc., 
and communicate this information to the 
Fleet Commander, thus guaranteeing 
against surprise attack on territory of the 
United States. 

From its strategic bases, the Navy can 
reach and defend every mile of our coast 
line and all our insular possessions in one 

A foreign fleet approaching our shore 
for attack, could be crippled and perhaps 
dispersed before it could possibly reach 
our shores. 

The recent mass flight to Coco Solo in- 
dicates the Navy's ability to protect our 
Panama Canal artery against all attack; 
the mass flights to Hawaii demonstrate the 
protection provided against attack of our 
Pacific possessions; Mr. Archbold's non- 
stop flight from San Diego to New York 
proves the feasibility of moving an entire 
fleet of these boats from Coast to Coast 


practically overnight; Alaska is within 
easy range of a PBY from Seattle. 

There is not space enough to enumerate 
the many uses to which PBY boats can be 
adapted. In searching for missing craft, 
hundreds of miles off our shore lines, they 
are invaluable. 

As a commercial unit, the PBY presents 
a flying boat, whose very cruising range 
alone, provides a safety factor higher than 
that known to any air line today. Their 
ability to land and take off on rough water, 
has been proven time and again in the stiff 
test flights carried on by the Navy. 

And so it is that our citizens can feel 
protected at all times; the mere possession, 
without its employment, of the strongest 
and best complemented surface and aerial 
navy in the world, insures our people 
against war at the most critical period in 
world history. 

And we, who have had a part in the 
construction of these airplanes may feel 
justly proud of the accomplishment. As 
aviation continues to grow we may rest 
assured that Consolidated' s place in its 
chosen field of endeavor will be right out 
in front. Ours is not an easy task; execu- 
tives, engineers and factory crews must 
keep abreast of the times. As new methods 
of manufacture are developed, they must 
be adopted for use. No business has had 
an easy road and set-backs are bound to 
occur. But with the cooperation of every- 
one, I feel confident of our continued 

R. H. Fleet. 

Saturday work and all overtime schedules 
(salary and hourly) will be discontinued; 
(d) partially to make up for loss of 
overtime pay, there will be added to pres- 
ent rates 5 c per hour to all hourly em- 
ployees, plus 5 c per hour when employed 
on the night shift, and 5'^'( to the five 
day base pay of all salary employees (ex- 
cept those on executive payroll). 

(Signed) R. H. Fleet, 

10 July 1937. 

notice To nil EmployeBS 

Because of shortages of material due to 
strikes in the East, other delays beyond our 
control, and lack of new business, it is 
necessary to reduce personnel materially. 
In the hope of overcoming these difficul- 
ties, the Company has delayed action as 
long as possible. 

To lessen lay-offs and distribute work, 
we have decided to reduce hours and sched- 
ules as follows, effective at the end of the 
present week (or half month for salary 
personnel) : 

(a) the third shift will be discontinued; 

(b) the remaining night shift will be 
discontinued except for the Machine and 
Paint Shops and necessary janitors, watch- 
men and maintenance men; 

(c) our regular 40-hour work week 
will be followed on both remaining shifts; 


International Association of Machinists 

June 30, 1937. 
Major R. H. Fleet. President, 
Consolidated Aircraft Corp., 
San Diego, California. 
Dear Sir: 

In accordance with our agreement, we are at this 
time submitting the following conditions to be con- 
sidered by the company, as modifications of the 
present contract. 

We believe that a fair time limit for making a 
reply to these conditions will be 48 hours, and will 
expect a definite answer within this time, to each 
of these conditions. 

These conditions are; 

1 . An increase of 10 Vr in wages effective 
July 1, 1937. 

2. Seniority rights as applicable to layofi^s shall 
prevail at all times. Length of employment with the 
company and not in a department to determine 
seniority. All exceptional cases as brought fon^-ard 
by the management will be discussed and settled 
between the company and union. 

3. Shop steward system (Printed copy en- 

4. Closed shop. 

5 . No minors or students to be hired while 
layoffs are occurring in the plant. 

1 he negotiating committee for Aircraft Local 
No. 1125, awaits your decision in writing within 
the time limit stated above. 

Sincerely yours, 


Recording Secretary'. 

Negotiating Committee: 
R. Marr. Tool Room, 
M. Goldberg, Experimental. 
M. J. Castle. Metal Bench. 

F, Heidman, ^"ings, 

J. Orr, Financial Secretary. 

G. R. Smith. Sheet. 

Wm. Plympton, Wood Shop. 
B. Fairman, Night Shift. 

7 July 1937. 

Aircraft Lodge No. 1125, 
International Association of Machinists, 
San Diego, California. 

\C'c acknowledge your letter of 30 June which 
limited the time for our answer to 4S hours — 
too short to permit thorough consideration of the 
conditions you presented. We are studying the 
matter carefully. 

Yours very truly, 


R. H. FLEET. President. 


July, 1937 


























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July Third, 1937. 

HE solons have come back from 

Jefferson Island, where a good time 

was evidently had by all, apart from the 

unmistakable mandate that Congress must 

remain in session until a few important 

matters have been disposed of. At the 

past rate of progress, this will give them 

all a chance to visit Ye Olde Home Towne 

about Christmas, and repack the bags and 

hurry back to Washington in time for the 

second session shortly after January First 

— some are more optimistic however and 

claim that the date may be Thanksgiving. 

Action on the revised Court bill will 
have an important bearing on the date of 

However, aside from Congressional wor- 
ries, one event shines out like a headlight 
in a storm. The Boy Scouts Jamboree. This 
is something worth seeing, and O Boy — 
aren't the boys having a good time? 

Tents accommodating almost 30,000 
boys, from all parts of the world, line the 
banks of the Potomac River. The Wash- 
ington Monument has been selected as the 
center of all activities, and a large stadium 
erected for the various events. The Jam- 
boree carries on for ten days, and each 
day brings a carefully chosen program of 
varied tours, trips, and other diversions for 
the visitors. 

Two boys hiked from Venezuela. It took 
them almost two years to do it, and they 
wore out 24 pairs of shoes enroute. 

It is reported that the gifts brought to 
the President already fill three large rooms 
in the White House. These range from 
horned toads, through totem poles, to In- 
dian blankets. The President's staff is busy 
writing letters of appreciation, and the 
President is busy trying to figure out what 
to do with them. 

There are also Girl Scouts, and a group 

of Sea Scouts, in Navy uniform for whose 
benefit a sizeable battleship has been built. 
Only thing is that this ship is firmly at- 
tached to solid earth, being built from 
the ground up on Hains Point. 

There are pioneer block-houses, Indian 
Tepees, covered wagons, and they say even 
ox-carts, for the visitor to review. Tons of 
food are prepared and avidly eaten daily. 
When one considers that this "young" 
army is in reality an army, (over twenty- 
five infantry regiments in strength) then 
you may realize the problem of its proper 

Plans for the event have been carried on 
consistently for over a year. All necessary 
data is contained in a book which has been 
published and which is available to any 
Scout attending. The boys are a clean, up- 
standing lot of youngsters. They go about 
quietly, in orderly fashion, happy indeed 
to have this first-hand viewing of the 
Nation's capital. 

A worth-while gathering, carefully 
planned, and efficiently carried out. 

The galleries of both House and Senate 
are crowded these days. Lots of people 
listening to the debates. There's another 
reason, too — they are air-conditioned!!! 

Hre Vou InterestBd In models? 

Mr. George Irvin, of the Production 
Department, has on display a small model 
built by a student of his aircraft school. 

Mr. Hyatt H. Davidson, a student, has 
for several years been interested in the 
building of models. During the last two 
years he has built several hundred models 
ranging in size from 'j-inch over all to 
3 feet. 

Recently because of his enthusiasm 
over the performance of the ComoliJated 
flying boat, he decided to build a small 
model of the PBY-1. All who have seen 
the model feel that he has done a very 
good job. 

Mr. Davidson is paying his way through 
school from the money he earns from 
building small models for people who are 
interested in them. 

Anyone interested in having a model 
of the boat should see Mr. Davidson, who 
will be pleased to build the same in any 
size desired. 

"I had to let my stenographer go be- 
cause she wasn't experienced." 

"What was the trouble?" 

"She didn't know anything except 
shorthand and typing." 


July, 1937 

Struts and Putts 

By Ted Lavcti 

THE employees of the Wing Depart- 
ment wish to extend their deepest 
sympathies to Roy Coykendall upon the 
death of his beloved Mother. 

Matt Barthel made a fast trip to Lake 
Arrowhead over the holidays. No, he 
would not let us know if she was a blonde 
or otherwise. 

Luly and Al are not seen together half 
as much lately. We wonder why? (Did 
she get married, Al?) 

For a swell, candid camera shot you 
should see the one that Dick Biggs has of 
Sam "Slimy" Galasso jumping rope with 
"Butch" and "Cokie." 

Who is the young man in the machine 
shop "Squirrel Cage" who went to Balboa 
Beach over the Fourth and almost never 

Mickey Burleigh, former pugilist, 
crooner, and playboy, is going to be mar- 
ried in the near future. We wish him suc- 
cess and happiness. ("He'll need it," says 
Bill Armstrong.) 

Doug Barrett, stringer, is another young 
man who is to take the "plunge" this 

Thanks to Mr. Herb Ezard for helping 
me get an interview with George New- 

Forrest Cornelius denies the rumors per- 
taining to his marriage. (We wonder who 
the young lady is who picks him up on 
payday in his car.) 

"Army" Armstrong says that the pay- 
off windows at the Del Mar race track are 
too small. (I don't see what difference this 
makes to him. He never had to go to a 
pay-off window at Caliente, so I do not see 
why the size of the window at Crosby's 
Del Mar track should worry him.) 

Who is the young Rockwell Inspector 
who makes two daily trips to the Wing 
Department's scales? (We wonder if he 
is trying to gain or lose weight.) 

Dick Biggs is leaving for Chicago soon. 
We wonder if he is going on a vacation or 
if he is just going to see if she is still true 
to him. 

This month's best tip, "Do not go to the 
mountains for a rest." 

Steve Powell does not want his name 
mentioned in this issue so we shall leave 
it out. 

The "Red Robbins" wish to express to 
the boys of the Draw Bench Department 
their sincere appreciation and thanks for 
the very lovely and practical Toastmaster 

Ulelcame, It. mcRnberts 

ConsolidateJ extends sincere welcome 
to the latest newcomer to its family — 
Lt. (jg) H. J. McRoberts, U. S. Navy, 
who will assume the duties of Assistant 
Inspector of Naval Aircraft, relieving 
Lt. Frank E. Deam. 

Arriving here on June 22, Lt. McRob- 
erts' last station was the Naval Academy 
at Annapolis where he took a post graduate 
course in the School of the Line. 

He was graduated from the Naval 
Academy in 1929 and was ordered to duty 
at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., 
for flight training in the fall of 1930. 
VP Squadron 10 F at Norfolk, Va., was 
his first assignment to duty after com- 
pleting the course at Pensacola in 1931. 
It is interesting to note that in 193 3 VP- 
10 received the first six Consolidated 

Lt. McRoberts is no stranger to San 
Diego having been here with VP-10 late in 
193 3 for three months prior to the Hon- 
olulu flight in January, 1934. From June, 
1934, to June, 1936, he was on duty with 
VS Squadron 11-S, U.S.S. Louisville, and 
visited North Island for short periods 
during that time. 

Ken Brunig, low-pressure Don Juan, of 
Wings, found a nicer way to get rid of 
his money than racing. Take the girl 
friend to the tea dance at Coronado and, 
looking on so much loveliness (to say 
nothing of food), realize at last that it is 
dinner dance time and have to buy an- 
other meal in order to dance. 

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Dear Hiram: 

Got yore awful nice letter about gettin 
our splicin money back. I knowed you wuz 
powerful smart, Hiram, but that wuz a 
stroke of jeenous, thinkin of winnin the 
money at bank nite at the movies. 

The fourth of July is over. We all went 
to the Pagoosa County Celebration at 
SittinbuU City as usual. Nobuddy got 
very bad hert this yere from shootin off 
fireworks, though. Jake Suttinger, the 
champeen chair sitter in Pagoosa County, 
broke his record of not moving for over 
24 hours at a stretch, and mite hev set a 
new all-time record, but sumboddy drop- 
ped a big firecracker down the back of 
his neck. 

The funniest thing that happened this 
Fourth wuz when a bunch of boys caught 
old man Bendybunt, the fattest man in 
seven counties, asleep in his favorite chair 
outside the general store and tied a three- 
foot string of firecrackers to his belt and 
lit them. The last we saw of him, he wuz 
headed for Mudhole River two miles away, 
and he wuz still runnin. 

Brother Bob is crazy as ever. He hez 
bin hidin in the cyclone cellar the past 
week. You see it rained here for the first 
time in nigh onto seven year last week, and 
it scared him to death. He wuz caught out 
in it, and it's the first time he's ever bin 
wet all over. 

All is forgiven about yore losin our 
splicin money, Hiram, now that you've 
got it back. I'll shore be glad when you 
get nuf for us to buy the Widow Klutter- 
buts' place and we can settle down. 
Your sweety, 


Dear Elmira: 

Wuz shore glad to hear from you and 
found out that you hev got over yore mad 

I'm writing this from a hospital room, 
so you can see the Fourth of July didn't 
go so very well with me. I've got an 
awful nice lookin nerse, so I mite be laid 
up for quite a spell. 

You probably are wonderin how I shud 
happen to land in such a place, so I'll tell 
you all about it. 

A bunch of fellers and me wuz at the 
beech the Fourth of July, and wuz in a 
hamberger joint eating sandwiches (with 
real sand in 'em) and I wuz settin on a 
big box marked "Danger — Explosives — 
Gilhooley's Super Giant Firecrackers." I 
hed just jest lit my pipe and dropped the 
match behind me when there wuz a terrific 

"BOOM" and when I cum to, there wuz 
an angel bending over me. The angel 
turned out to be just a nerse, but the re- 
semblance was there. 

Most of the rest of the fellers in the 
Paint Department had very interestin 
week-ends, though they didn't land in the 
hospital like I did. Most of them were 
takin in Bing Crosby's new race tracks 
and Bing Crosby's new race tracks were 
takin them in, too. Of course sum of them 
preferred to be taken in at Caliente. 

I want to tell you about one feller in 
the Paint Shop, Jack Russell. He wuz 
lookin over the company's fire extinguish- 
ers the other day for lack of sumthin 
better to do, and turned one upside down 
to see whut would happen. He wuz lookin 
down the little hose on the side at the time 
and he found out. Socko! The stuff spurted 
all over everythin. 

Here cums my nerse now, Elmira, so 
must close. Mebbe we better think over 
this idea of gettin spliced up. You know, 
marry in haste and repeat at leisure, as 
they say in Hollywood. 

Yore sweety, 


Several Consolidated "Cowboys" led by 
"Buck" Wilber of Experimental and Jim 
"Bad Man" Wilkenson of the Bench De- 
partment are practicing trick riding and 
expect to participate in local rodeos in the 
near future. 

At this period they are serving as ap- 
prentices at Bar T ranch and at Lakeside 
"Stumping" Grounds. The picture above 
shows Wilber and Wilkenson and "Billy, 
the Kid." "Billv, the Kid" "s in the middle. 

Wife: "Goodness, George, this isn't 
our baby!" 

George: "Shut up! It's a better baby 


July, 1937 


Lillian Griebner and Mary Eleanor 
Meredith are sojourning at Mission Beach 
for a month. "Seldom-Inn" is the sign on 
the door, so if you are fortunate enough to 
find them home, you might get asked in 
for some of their special "toast." 

"Helen Morgan," none other than our 
own Louise Girodon, is very much in 
need of a piano these days to complete her 
role of "My Man." 


boarded the street car together. Was her 
face red when the conductor politely in- 
formed her that "she couldn't bring her 
cat on the street car with her." 

We can't blame the cat very well, can 
we? But, Miss Fisher, where did you buy 
the fish? No. 649. 

Miss Fisher, or Femme News Editor, is 
such a grand person that even stray ani- 
mals like to be near her. 

The other evening Miss Fisher ventured 
forth to await the arrival of a street car. 
A large Persian cat suddenly took a liking 
to our Femme Editor and proceeded to 
follow her to the street car line. Miss 
Fisher tried to dissuade the feline to con- 
tinue on his way but he persisted in stay- 
ing with her. When the street car finally 
came, Miss Fisher and her protege both 

Our reporter, busily engaged in looking 
over the crowd at the formal opening of 
the Del Mar Race Track on Saturday, 
July 2, spied Jane Dunn and Lucille 
Fisher rushing to the window for tickets 
on "Bright Pam." Guess the "ole horse" 
did all right by our gals. 

Mrs. Smith: "Do your daughters live 
at home?" 

Mrs. Brown: "Oh no, they're not mar- 
ried yet." 

Jim: "Was that your best girl I saw 
you with last night?" 

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DURING the month of June, Cansoli- 
datcd contributed another vivid 
chapter to the already glorious history of 
aviation when its PBY-1 patrol bomber 
airboats soared to new heights of achieve- 

On June 21-22, twelve of these huge 
conquerors of space accomplished the 
Navy's longest non-stop mass formation 
flight and made a world's record, when, 
under the command of Lt. Robert W. 
Morse, they flew to Coco Solo, Panama 
Canal Zone, over the wilds of Guatemala, 
Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. De- 
spite bad weather encountered on the 
journey, the approximately 3 300 miles 
were flown without mishap in slightly 
under 30 hours. That the trip was an in- 
teresting one is evidenced by the follow- 
ing letter which was written to Bill 
Wheatley by Charles E. Kinney, Consoli- 
dated's representative enroute to and in 
Coco Solo; 

Washington Hotel, 
Cristobal, C. Z., 
June 2!, 1937. 
Dear Bill: 

Just a line to let you know that I am still 
around after having experienced the "soupest" 
flying weather that the Navy personnel and our 
boats will see for a long time. 

Upon our departure from North Island, all 
planes went into cruise position and climbed up 
to ten thousand feet, then settled on course south 
and everything went fine, flying left echelon, the 
entire squadron started the mass formation flight 
to the Tropics. 

At ten thousand feet we had a head-wind of 
ten knots which continued almost all the way. 

With the approach of night came a full moon, 
and it looked as if the flight would be under ideal 
conditions but at ten o'clock ahead of us thunder- 
heads approached and then we started flying bUnd. 
This condition existed the entire night and with 
the approach of dawn it looked as if it would 



"in THE niR " 

break, but only for a short time after which the 
planes began to ride the thunder-heads and be- 
lieve you me the planes were given a good test. 

Lt. Eldridge spent considerable time plotting 
our course and telling of our position at half-hour 
intervals. The planes kept in constant touch with 
each other. The Sperry pilots did a great job. 

After passing the lower coast line of Mexico 
the storm ceased and gave us our first glimpse of 
land since Monday afternoon. After passing the 
Gulf of Fonseca again the heavy cumulus forma- 
tion of clouds closed off all sight of land and 
again we flew blind thru thunder-heads which 
were estimated as extending up to twenty thousand 
feet, making it impossible to get over, so the 
planes again started to go thru this "soupy" 
weather which extended across Nicaragua. 

Upon our arrival on the east coast of Nicaragua 
we had our first tail-wind and clear weather ahead 
which aided us in arriving at Coco Solo at sunset. 

We circled around Colon and Cristobal for 
half an hour before landing and it sure was a 
happy feeling to be on "terra firma" again. 

The entire squadron secured immediately for 
two days, and within twenty minutes all planes 
were in hangars. This morning everyone was 
anxious to be back working. 

The officers gave three cheers for the twelve 
Sperry pilots and all agreed that the planes were in 
excellent shape after going thru so many hours 
of tough weather. 

This place is a little larger than Lindbergh 
Field. The hotel has the only hot water in Cristobal. 
There is one restaurant and that is in a bar. The 
meals at the hotel are very expensive and I am 
looking for vegetables which are very scarce. 

Hoping this letter finds you in the best of 
health, I remain, 

Sincerely yours, 


(Mr. Khificy, a former Navy vian, who studied 
meteorology, jiaiigatroti and radio at Pensacola, has 
been with Consolidated for 18 tnonths. He is a 
bachelor, yotlttf^, and very adventuresome — Central 
America, South America, Honolulu and the 
Caribbean Sea bein,^ among the scenes of his 
travels. He has flown quite a hit commercially 
and, as he puts it, "uould rather fly than eat.") 


Pilot; Gerald Brown, Mechanic; and 
Harold Ramm, Radio Operator. 

The Guba, (powered with two 1,000 
h.p. Pratt-Whitney engines), is identical 
with the Navy PBY-1 's, except that there 
is no armament or provision for same. It 
carries two-way radio, Sperry gyropilot 
and full blind-flying instruments. 

Prior to his New York flight, Mr. Arch- 
bold flew his plane to Boulder Dam on a 
final demonstration flight and became the 
owner of the first seaplane ever to land on 
that body of water. 

He also flew the boat to Lake Tahoe, 
California, where he practiced landing and 
taking off from its 7,000 ft. altitude. 

Late this winter, he will use the Guba on 
an exploration expedition which he plans 
to lead into the New Guinea region. Leav- 
ing New York, he will fly to Honolulu, 
Midway, Wake, Guam and, finally. New 
Guinea. His demonstration flights are 
ample assurance that he will have safe, as 
well as comfortable, convenient transpor- 
tation on his trip, far superior to the old 
methods of exploration, involving days of 
tedious, dangerous walking, with heavy 
loads of supplies. 

Further honor was merited by Consoli- 
dated on June 24, when Richard Archbold, 
Research Associate of The American Mu- 
seum of Natural History, New York, 
flew his commercial PBY-1 airboat on a 
non-stop flight from San Diego Bay to 
North Beach Airport, New York. The 
Guba, world's largest privately-owned air- 
plane, completed the 2700 mile trans- 
continental hop in 17 hours, 3'2 minutes, 
achieving the distinction of being the 
largest airplane and the only airboat ever 
to span the United States in a single hop. 
An interesting thing about the journey is 
that less than two-thirds of the available 
fuel supply was consumed, there being 
enough left to have enabled the intrepid 
fliers to have flown to Newfoundland, or 
to Puerto Rico, West Indies, or to Ber- 
muda and back to New York, all non- 
stop. Besides Mr. Archbold, the crew con- 
sisted of Russell Rogers, his Co-Pilot; Lt. 
L. R. Gray, U.S.N., ret.. Navigator; Wil- 
liam Wheatley, Consolidated'^ Chief Test 


Top — Richard Archbold, Russell Rogers. 

Bottom — Gerald Brown, William Wheatley. 

Frank Learnian. 

The non-stop mass formation flight of 
a squadron of twelve PBY-l's from San 
Diego Bay to Pearl Harbor, Territory of 
Hawaii, in January', and the identical one 
by another squadron which followed in 
April; the delivery flight to Port Wash- 
ington of 24 PBY-l's on July 1; and the 
flights planned for the future; are proof 
that Coiisolidated's 1937 flying activities 
have not been confined to the month of 


July, 1937 

. . . union [ORHESPonoEniE 

Atfiliated with American Federation 
of Labor. 
International Association of Machinists 

San Diego, California, July 11, 1937, 
Major R. H. Fleet, President, 
Consolidated Aircraft Corp., 
San Diego, CaUf. 

Although you have entirely ignored the union 
and failed to notify us of your actions Friday, 
July 9th, we have learned of them thru other 
sources. We understand that these actions of the 
company on Friday, July 9th, entailed a large re- 
duction of personnel, a complete change of the 
schedule of working hours and an increase in pay. 
The union has understood that the company was to 
cooperate with them in all matters so vitally con- 
cerning our relationship and contract and are at a 
loss to understand the complete disregard of the 
union in this case. 

In further connection with this complete disre- 
gard with the union we bring to your attention the 
fact that only two days previous to your actions 
of July 9th, you handed us your reply to our de- 
mands of June 30th. In your reply you stated that 
48 hours was too short a time to permit thoro con- 
sideration of our demands and that you were study- 
ing the matter carefully. Then within the next 
24 hours we find that you suddenly decided, with- 
out notifying the union, to put into effect these 
most vital changes concerning the welfare of every 
employee in your plant. 

We wish therefore that at this time you would 
immediately submit to us a complete official notice 
of these changes and also give us a list of the men 
discharged on Friday, July 9th. 
Yours very truly, 

Recording Secretary. 


12 July 1937. 
Mr. George R. Smith, Recording Secretary, 
Aircraft Lodge No. 1125, 
International Association of Machinists, 
San Diego, California. 
Dear Sir: 

We note and acknowledge receipt today of your 
letter of 1 1 July 1937 in which you ask for an 
official notice of the change in hours and rates of 
pay covered by our action of 10 July and also 
for a list of the men we laid off on 9 July. 

Coincidentally, we received a letter from C. L. 
Bentley who signs as Grand Lodge Representative 
of the International Association of Machinists ad- 
vising that he has suspended all of the Executive 
Officers of Aircraft Lodge No. 1125, International 
Association of Machinists under the provisions of 
the constitution of that organization, and request- 
ing us to govern ourselves accordingly in connec- 
tion with our agreement of 26 April 1937 with 
Aircraft Lodge No. 1125, I. A.M. A copy of his 
letter and of our response is enclosed. 

However, herewith is the signed notice of 10 
July; the lay-offs were made by the various de- 
partments and no list has been compiled; there 
were some two hundred odd and (as provided by 
our said agreement) we will furnish you with the 
reason for discharge of any hourly employee who 
requests us to do so. By eliminating Saturday work 
and overtime we were able to keep 65 that other- 
wise would have been laid off at that time; even 
now some additional lay-offs must follow. 

W^ould it be in order for us to inquire whether 
your letter of 23 June 1937 to Admiral King mak- 
ing certain charges against us (unfortunately right 
at a time when our bid for PBY-4's is under con- 
sideration) was directed by your Lodge, or by 
some Committee or written upon your own 
initiative? Yours very truly, 

cc: R. H. FLEET, President. 

Mr. C. L. Bentley. 


Affiliated with the American Federation 

of Labor 




Machinists' Building 

Ninth Street and Mount Vernon Place N.W. 

Washington, D. C. 

St. James Hotel 
San Diego, Calif. 
July 12, 1937 
Major R. H. Fleet, President, 
Consolidated Aircraft Corp., 
San Diego, California. 
Dear Major Fleet: 

I have before me an agreement dated as of April 
26, 1937, between the Consolidated Aircraft Corp., 
and Aircraft Lodge No. 112 5, International Asso- 
ciation of Machinists. 

This is to advise, that much to my regret I have 
found it necessary to suspend all of the Executive 
Officers of Aircraft Lodge No. 1125, International 
Association of Machinists, under the provisions of 
tiie Constitution of our organization, as well as 
some of the members thereof. 

Therefore, your management will govern itself 
in accordance. 

The writer will in the near future request that 
you grant conference with the proper officers of our 
organization, at which time I hope to have the 
pleasure of meeting you personally. 
Very truly yours, 

(s) C. L. BENTLEY, 
Grand Lodge Representative, 
cc — Wharton 
Lodge No. 1125 


12 July 1937 
Mr. C. L. Bentley, Grand Lodge Representative, 
International Association of Machinists 
St James Hotel, 
San Diego, Calif. 
Dear Sir: 

We note and acknowledge receipt of your letter 
of even date wherein you state that you have sus- 
pended all of the executive officers of Aircraft 
Lodge No. 1125, International Association of 
Machinists under the provisions of your constitu- 
tion, and request that we govern ourselves accord- 
ingly in connection with the agreement of 26 
April 1937 between Aircraft Lodge No. 1 125, 
I. A.M. and our company. 

Yours very truly, 
R. H. FLEET, President. 
P.S. — Herewith copy of letter of 1 1 July 1937 
from Mr. George R. Smith who signs as Recording 
Secretary for Aircraft Lodge No. 1125, together 
with copy of our response thereto, 
Mr. George R. Smith. 

Miss Elvy Kalep, the Estonian Aviatrix, 
visited Mr. Jack Frost on June 30. Inci- 
dentally, Miss Kalep was the first Estonian 
woman to pilot a plane and she received 
her instruction in Germany. She is now 
living in Los Angeles and says she loves 
Southern California. Miss Kalep is the 
author of ''Air Babies." 


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Pictured above is George Richards, Tool 
Room Maestro, who with his pal Emmet 
Clark are proudly displaying one of three 
California Lynxes they caught while hunt- 
ing between Rincon and Escondido. 

With trusty Craig 30-40 rifles they 
spend their week-ends out in "the wilds." 
The cat looks fine but we cannot quite 
figure out the nobby hunting clothes. 


Benny Leonard — Is he, or isn't he? 

Drop Hnker 

The Prof, was taking roll in a large lec- 
ture class. "Sidney Anker," he called, 
"Sidney Anker." 

There was no reply. 

"Is Sidney Anker here?" 

No answer. 

After a brief silence the inevitable still, 
small voice was heard to say, "Anker's 

Indignant father: "Do you think it is 
fair, Bobby, after I told you there wasn't 
any Santa Claus, to go and tell the neigh- 
bors I laid your Easter eggs, too?" 


Here's the difference between a poli- 
tician and a lady: 

When a politician says, "Yes," he means 
"Maybe." When he says "Maybe" he 
means "No." If he say "No" he's no 

When a woman says "No" she means 
"Maybe." When she says "Maybe" she 
means "Yes" and if she says "Yes" — she's 
no lady. 

He: "I am a bank examiner." 
She: "Well, I'm no bank." 

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Hu Reuoir 
K. D. Ulaad 

Consolidated is saying "So Long" but 
not goodbye to Mr. K. D. Wood who has 
been with us in the capacity of Aeronau- 
tical Engineer for the past year and a half. 
Mr. Wood left July 1 to become Professor 
of Aeronautical Engineering at Purdue 

Although he has been on the coast only 
for a year and a half, Mr. Wood, while he 
was at Cornell was retained as a consulting 
engineer by Consolidated. He will return 
to that position while at Purdue so that 
Consolidated will not be saying goodbye 
to him. Since his arrival on the coast, Mr. 
Wood has been doing aero-dynamic work 
with wind tunnels at California Institute 
of Technology. 

In leaving, Mr. Wood stated, "I am 
very pleased to continue my association 
with the Company in the capacity of con- 
sulting engineer." 


On Saturday evening, June 19th, the 
Aircraft Inspectors' Association held their 
first summer social event — a real get- 
together and card party at the home of 
John Alls in National City. 

A large number of Inspectors and their 
ladies enjoyed dancing, home movies, 
bridge and refreshments. Bridge was the 
most popular and a few of the brave even 
ventured to double a bid. As no one had 
a red tag it is believed that they got away 
with it — ? 

All present agreed that the evening was 
a success and are looking forward to the 
Picnic that is being planned for the latter 
part of July. 

Clock No. 1014. 


Dots and Dashes • 

• who is the person in the Sheet depart- 
ment who took a broken glass ink well to 
the spot welder? Page Larry! 

• Three Tool designers have had vaca- 
tion experiences to date. Wes Kline visited 
Zion National Park, Boulder Dam, the 
Petrified Forest and other points with 
his wife and new car, while Van Doren 
followed the next week with a vacation 
with family at their "Dude" gold mine 
near Ramona. Van claims he took a 12- 
mile hoss ride while there that was harder 
on "Barney" the hoss, than on himself. 
"Curley" Knight, keeping house while his 
wife was away on her vacation, was 
found one morning hoisting his trousers 
with one hand and frying eggs at the same 
time! It's tough, all right, when the wife 
takes the vacation and a fellow has to 

• Wanted, one good male cook! 'Tis 
rumored a group of Cotisolidated girls 
went together and rented a beach cottage 
to enjoy a vacation while spending their 
days at work, and then lo and behold it 
was found that none of 'em could cook! 

• Bert Gimber, custodian of production 
blueprints with Joe Maloney, has a habit 
of placing a lighted cigarette over his ear. 
Hasn't anyone advised Bert of the brush- 
fire hazard this time of year? 

• C.L.R.S. (Alphabet) Smeltzer is recov- 
ering from an operation — in fact he was 
back and telling the boys about it before 
they knew it had happened. 

• Robby Robinson, R. Knight and Charlie 
Tailer spent a day and night aboard the 
fishing barge, and besides catching about 
1 50 pounds of fish, had an argument as to 
who was to occupy the lower bunk (be- 
cause it was a foot or two closer to the 
rail. Some seamen!) 

• Rob't Watt, tool fixture fixerupper tells 
of shooting Grizzly bear up in Alaska. He 
got one nice one, then getting all primed 
for a second one, his gun jammed. Says 
Watt to the bear, "Do you like my foot- 
prints? I'll make you plenty!" and he did. 

• Walter Stoy, philatelist tool designer, 
has three suitcases full of stamps and a 
shoe box of first flight cancellations. Wait 
till Jim Farley hears about this! 

We are glad to note that Bill Cameron, 
Experimental, is back on the job after 
several weeks absence. 

No, the deep sea fish won't take Al 
Johnson's, Sheet, line. One fish to four 
trips isn't so good. We hear that his new 
address will be c/o The Kelp Beds. 


July, 1937 


Ceorge J. neuimnn 

By Ted Laven 

BOTH as an individual and as a hard 
worker, George J. Newman is a re- 
markable personality. Between his home, 
his work, and his flying, he found time to 
grant this interview. 

George, once you meet him you will find 
it very hard to call him Mr., got his 
knowledge of aviation mechanics through 
hard work. His father, George Newman, 
Sr., who was superintendent of the Curtiss 
factory in Buffalo during the war, was 
instrumental, along with Major Fleet, in 
forming what is now known as the Can- 
solidated Aircraft Corporation. The elder 
George was vice-president and factory 
manager of Consolidated up to the time of 
his retirement in 1929. He is now the 
owner and president of the "Newman 
Brown Wholesale Optical Co." of Buffalo. 

Even as a youngster, young George had 
a yen for mechanics. His boyhood was 
spent much like that of other young men, 
but as he grew, his ambition and his de- 
sire to get ahead grew with him. Upon 
graduation from high school (1923) he 
got his first job with Consolidated. This 
job was in the final assembly department. 

After serving a little more than a year 
in this department his eagerness and his 
ambition to learn more got him his trans- 
fer to the welding department. From, here 
he went to the wing and aileron depart- 
ment. In 1928 George became a stock 
chaser for Fleet Aircraft and it was in this 
year that he started taking flying lessons. 
Later in the year he obtained his private 
pilot's license. A considerable part of 
George's success, as a pilot, he attributes 


to his personal friend. Bill Wheatley. Bill 
has been chief test pilot for Consolidated 
for a number of years and is one of the 
best-liked in the industry. Under Bill's 
supervision George has flown at least one 
of every type plane Consolidated has ever 
built. The majority of aerial photographs 
used by the sales department, here at Con- 
solidated, were taken from the company 
Fleetster flown by George. During his 
years as a pilot George has had 1 560 hours 
in the air and has just passed his third- 
class radio examination preparatory to 
taking his non-schedule, blind flying in- 
strument rating. George has owned his 
own plane since 1930 and the Fleet plane, 
NC 289 H, is known in most airports 
throughout the country. 

From 1930 to 1933 George was super- 
intendent of Fleet Aircraft unit No. 3 
and had charge of building most of the 
Fleet airplanes now in service. In 1934 he 
was made foreman of all wings, tail sur- 
faces, and control surfaces. The follow- 
ing year he was sent here to San Diego, in 
charge of settling the Consolidated Air- 
craft Corporation in its present location. 
Three months before leaving Buffalo, for 
the West Coast, he was appointed Assist- 
ant Factory Superintendent and a Di- 
rector. He still holds that position today. 
In the fall of 19.36 George was sent to 
the Fleet Aircraft Ltd.'s plant in Canada 
to supervise the building of 21M, Wasp- 
powered advanced trainers for the Mexi- 
can government. He was there approxi- 
mately four months before returning to 
San Diego. 

George is a modest young man who 
possesses a "man of the world quality." 
He likes nearly everybody and everything. 
He finds many things outside of the avi- 
ation industry interesting. His friends 
here in the shop are numerous. Those who 
know him like him and those who are not 
acquainted with him still have a treat in 
store for them when they meet him. Al- 
though George has made numerous "coast 
to coast" flights, including one to Mexico 
City in 12 hours and 10 minutes, I could 
not get him to relate any exciting experi- 
ences. (If I made a flight to Los Angeles I 
would have a book full of them.) This is 
one time where his modesty got the best 
of me for it left me without a story. Oh 
well, it will be a great life if he doesn't 
weaken. I have a hunch that he won't. 

Oh yes, Dick, he is a candid camera 
artist too. 

News Flash! — Born to Mr. and Mrs. 
Walter Schwarz (Wing Group Engineer- 
ing) a son, Wallace A. — 6 pounds, 10^ 
ounces on July 6 — all doing nicely. 



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(North Park District) 

Phone Hill. 5134 


DARIUS GREEN in his quaint flying 
machine could hardly have envisioned 
the year 1937 when 1050 people and 14 
tons of U. S. mail would be in the air 
every second of every 24 hours of the 
day on regular established airlines. Yet 
today this is common reality and is so 
generally accepted that it passes without 
comment. There are thousands of persons 
in this country at the present time to 
whom air travel is an everyday occur- 
rence and who accept the accomplishment 
of being in Los Angeles one day and in 
New York the next, having enjoyed a 
good night's sleep enroute, as merely one 
of the benefits of living in this modern 
age. And so it is, so smooth is airline op- 
eration and the performance of the giant 
transport Skysleepers, yet to the novice 
air traveler there is much to see and 
marvel at. 

American Airlines, Inc., the largest air- 
line in the country covering 57 major 
cities throughout the United States, of- 
fers two schedules daily coast-to-coast 
with the only Sleeper plane service avail- 
able on any airline at the present time. 
Passengers drive out to Grand Central Air 
Terminal, Glendale, California, and board 
the plane at 4:30 p. m. As they walk up 
the ramp and step into the plane the 
stewardess greets them and assigns them 
to certain seats. The seats in the new Sky- 
sleepers face each other and are wide 
enough to seat two, or a total of 28 pas- 
sengers, although only 14 are carried on 
overnight hops. Between Los Angeles and 
Tucson, the first stop, dinner is served on 
tables which set up securely between the 


seats. A delicious five-course dinner is 
served hot from the large thermos con- 
tainers supplied in the kitchenette aboard 
the plane and is served with real china and 
silver. The days of box lunches and paper 
plates are gone forever. 

After leaving Tucson the passengers 
play bridge or read or chat with the Stew- 
ardess until bedtime. Dozens of articles, 
such as magazines, cigarettes, electric 
razors, typewriters, stationery, toilet arti- 
cles and even chewing gum are provided 
without cost to the passengers. There are 
even checkers for those who don't care to 
play cards. 

At bedtime the seats are made up by 
the Stewardess into comfortable berths, 
six inches longer than an ordinary pull- 
man berth and as wide as a twin bed. 
Separate dressing rooms for men and ladies 
with running water and all the comforts 
of home are in the rear of the plane. Many 
passengers retire right after dinner since 
they say they sleep better on the plane than 
they do at home. A great many large men 
say the berths are the only beds they ever 
found long enough to stretch out in. If 
you have never slept on a plane you prob- 
ably say to yourself, "How can people 
sleep with the motors roaring in their ears 
all night long." You will be surprised to 
learn that one of American Airlines stew- 
ardesses' chief problems is the disturbance 
caused by snoring in the plane. The cabin 
itself is so quiet that a real good snore is 
audible throughout the entire plane. Re- 
cently, with a load of 1 3 passengers, only 
one man slept after retiring, for a consid- 
erable length of time. He was the man who 


[oast to [01 

By Carl R. Rndersor 

snored. The stewardess managed to dis- 
turb him enough that he rolled over into 
a silent position and so everyone slept 
soundly for the remainder of the trip. 
Hot ovaltine is served to those who desire 
it before retiring. 

Breakfast in bed is a pleasant experience 
for most passengers. It is pleasant to some 
because they have wished for it all their 
lives but happen to be married to wives 
without this particular sense of the beauty 
of good living. Others who are used to 
servants who regularly bring them their 
coffee before they rise, find the American 
Airlines service in harmony with their 
normal home life. 

Dallas and Memphis are the only other 
stops along the route and after breakfast 
passengers can enjoy the beautiful scenery 
of the eastern states, the Smoky Mountains, 
the Potomac river, Washington with its 
monuments and gleaming buildings, until 
they arrive at the Newark airport at 
11:20 a. m. Cabs are waiting to take them 
into New York city and they arrive re- 
freshed and ready for a full day's activities. 

The Southerner leaves Los Angeles at 
9:30 p.m. and makes four stops enroute to 


July, 1937 


i Ouernight 

srican Hirlines, Inc. 

the east coast. Phoenix, Ft. Worth, Mem- 
phis and Washington, D. C, providing the 
only through service to the nation's capital 
from the west coast. Westbound planes 
leave Newark at 5:10 p.m. and 8:40 p.m., 
arriving in Los Angeles at 7:51 a.m. and 
11:42 a.m. respectively. Fifteen hours and 
fifty minutes from ocean to ocean. 

The combined efforts of a great many 
departments is necessary to make possible 
this seemingly effortless journey through 
the skies with all its attendant comforts. 
One of the most important is the mechani- 
cal or maintenance department. The 
workers in the hangars daily give each 
plane test after test to ascertain whether 
or not it is in perfect flying condition. 
Motors are overhauled completely after 
each 3 50 hours of flying and every screw 
and bolt must be tightened before a plane 
receives an okey for a trip. Day and night 
crews of mechanics are kept busy oiling, 
greasing and checking parts. 

The operations manager has charge of 
the flight personnel and of the plane after 
it leaves the ground. He tells them when 
they can fly and where they can land, what 
altitudes to fly, and keeps in touch through 


the radio with all ships in the air. 

The station manager is in charge of all 
terminal activities and his job is to see 
that the interior of the plane is ready for 
flight. The commissary department works 
under him and cleans the planes thoroughly 
and places all supplies aboard, which in- 
cludes a total of 1171 different articles on 
each plane as standard equipment. They 
are also responsible for the meals which 
are placed aboard, carrying out the or- 
ders of Mme. Pearl Metzelthin, interna- 
tionally famous dietetic expert, who plans 
and arranges for meals throughout Amer- 
ican Airlines nation-wide system. 

Reservations are handled by a staff of 
young men who are responsible for secur- 
ing space for prospective passengers and 
arranging all connections and assisting 
passengers in any way which they can. The 
duties of the radio operator include the 
wiring of reservations from station to sta- 
tion as well as the handling of contact with 
planes enroute. The meteorologist's job 
is to keep ahead of changing weather con- 
ditions along the major air routes and ad- 
vise the pilots and operations managers so 
that they can plan their flights accord- 
ingly. The whole weather office revolves 
around a constantly clicking teletype 
machine and a big map of North America 
and the Pacific Ocean. Covering the map 
is a maze of curved lines in red and blue 
crayon which represent air masses moving 
over the continent and the Pacific. Where 
these masses meet, weather changes take 
place. Before the pilot takes off on any 
flight he is given a full weather report and 
if indications along the route raise doubt 


as to the absolute safety of the flight, the 
trip is not made. Passengers, mail and ex- 
press are sent to the nearest clear station 
on the route by train. 

The popularity of air transportation 
and the general acceptance it has achieved 
in the brief span of a few years is demon- 
strated not only by the number of pas- 
sengers carried by American Airlines dur- 
ing the last year, but also by the promi- 
nence of many of the individuals. Among 
the 2 54,000 passengers carried in the past 
year were men and women whose names 
and achievements are familiar to the whole 

Women who set the styles which other 
women imitate, men whose financial 
opinions are respected in the country's 
leading business offices, movie stars ideal- 
ized by a nation and public officials whose 
every word and action is news, are but a 
few of those who have pioneered air travel 
and set the style for the rest of the world 
by traveling American. Babies and elderly 
people are everyday travelers on the Sky- 
sleepers, these luxurious kings of the sky- 
ways making it possible for many to travel 
who could not otherwise stand the rigors 
of the journey. 

The man or woman who does not fly 
today is like the man of a few years ago 
who told his children to "Stay away from 
that darned contraption" out in front of 
his neighbor's house when automobiles 
were first put on the market. He is the 
fellow who today is mad at himself for 
denying his family the pleasures of motor- 
ing for several years before he gave in 

(Continued on page 20) 


Here's News 




* Sports 

THE first season of the Consolidated 
Eagles Soft Ball Team is well started 
now with a record of four wins in the first 
four starts. The season opened with a 
game with the Santa Ana Elks on June J 
which we won, 6 to 1. On June 12, Motor- 
bank and June 20, the Cmisolidated Owls, 
the plant night team, bowed to the Eagles 
with scores of 2 to and 14 to respec- 
tively. The toughest game to date was with 
the Jacobson Sign Co. which went to 10 
innings and ended up with a score of 
4 to 3 in our favor. 

Tentative plans for a Donkey game for 
Sunday night, July 4, fell through so the 
Eagles did not show their wares over the 
holiday week-end. A movement to sub- 
stitute umpires for the donkeys was quick- 
ly squelched when it was pointed out that 
umpires are mostly the goats and are 
notoriously hard to ride. 

On Friday night, July 9, a game was 
scheduled with Lockheed Aircraft. This 
was Coinolidated Courtesy Night. Plans 
are tentatively laid for a game with North 
American on July 17, Mexicali on the 24th 
and another with Santa Ana on the 31st. 
These games will all be played Saturday 
nights on Monroe Field, if present plans 
go through. 

A definite schedule of the games fol- 
lowing this week-end has not been laid 
out but we plan on meeting some of the 
strongest teams on the coast. If these plans 
materialize, the team will travel on Wed- 
nesday nights and play in San Diego on 
Saturday or Sunday nights. All games are 
played at Monroe Field where there are 
excellent lighting and seating facilities 
and the use of experienced, professional 
umpires and the public address system 
keep spectators in close touch with the 
games at all times. The surplus of the re- 
ceipts after expenses are deducted is to 
go to the Xmas Fund. 

The players on the team are some of the 
best on the coast. Our two pitchers, Eddie 
Meyers and Willson Seacord both work in 
Maintenance and have an enviable record 
for strike-outs and field generalship. 
Meyers also has 5 runs to his credit — high 
for the team. Ed McCleary, on the receiv- 
ing end of the battery, can handle any- 
thing they can pour in and makes un- 
warranted attempts to romp around the 
bases an unhealthy occupation. He 
"works" as Dispatcher in the Bench De- 
partment and is reported to be a man of 
parts — many parts. In addition to being 
the leading hitter, with an average of .3 5 8, 



he helps the umpires with their decisions 
and is a wow in a poker game, having 
been known to win as many as 2 pots in 
one evening. 

Tommy Johnson, who works in Experi- 
mental, covers the middle sack and is sec- 
ond in the batting order with an average 
of .3 33. The Jacobson Sign game was 
an expensive one for us because Tommy 
succeeded in pushing three of their huskies 
off first base but at the cost of a broken 
collarbone which will keep him out for 
at least six weeks. His place will be taken 
by Willingham of the Maintenance De- 
partment who has an enviable reputation 
in local baseball circles. 

Hank Ondler works in the Wing De- 
partment and is tied for third place in 
batting honors with Eddie Meyers. He 
plays right field and substitutes for Mc- 
Cleary on occasion. Sam Galasso, from the 
Hull Department, holds down first and 
has displayed an ability to spear anything 
that comes his way. He has an uncanny 
record of 4 runs to date with only one 

Pete Grijalva works in Maintenance and 
holds down the hot corner. Between him 
and Pat Picagona on short, the left infield 
is a very unhealthy place for the ball to 
land. Picagona works in the Hull De- 
partment. Willard Luppke, who also works 
in Hull as a Dispatcher, divides honors 
on second with Tommy Johnson and is 
tied with Tommy in batting with an 
average of .3 33. Bill Larsen in left field 
works for the Sheet Department and gives 
a hand to the pitching staff when re- 
quired. Chas. Adler also works the left 
field as well as relieving McClean,'. Adler 
works in Final Assembly. Vine Gilmore 
completes the roster. He plays in right 
field and works in the Tool Crib. 

The main reason for the success of the 
team is the coach, Ed Ruffa. No team can 
win without good players but many a 
team of good players have been failures 
by lack of firm and intelligent coaching. 
Ruffa has displayed his ability many times 
over in that department and we are verj' 
fortunate in being able to secure his ser- 

Dick Emrick, our Night Superintend- 
ent, takes care of the business and finances 
and is assisted by a committee consisting 
of Bob Coombe, of the Maintenance De- 
partment, McCleary, and Seacord. Chas. 
McManus, Dispatcher in Final Assembly, 
has charge of advertising and Len Cleaver 
of the Finished Parts Stores, chalks up 
the runs. 

We wish to thank Don Frye and Jim 
Kelley for their interest and cooperation 
which have done much to smooth the path 


July, 1937 


to what we hope will be a highly suc- 
cessful season. 

The Inter-Department Soft Ball Leagues 
are going strong at this time and each 
team represented with its loyal followers 
are having plenty of enjoyment even 
though they are not "in the pay-off" 

In the American League Sheet Metal 
and Cutting are leading the pack and are 
closely followed by Planning and Fin- 

The Leadmen are on a rampage now 
and have pulled out of the cellar leaving 
Engineers to hold down the dark spot. 

The Stockroom boys have a clean 
record in the National League but have 
plenty to contend with if they hope to 
stay ahead of such stellar outfits as Bench, 
Tool Room and Maintenance. Wings and 
Experimental are close on all their heels 
so it's still anybody's race. 

Wing and Sheet Metal are knotted up 
like a couple of wrestlers and are joint- 
holders of top position in the Continental 

Paint and Final Assembly are fighting 
it out for third place. 

Hull and Padre Jr. are offering little 

All in all it's a lot of fun so watch your 
bulletin boards for locations and time of 
games and drive out and see your friends 
"do their darndest." L.B. 

Uictory Dinner 

The Consolidated Soft Ball Team has 
enjoyed a very successful season up to 
date and celebrated at a Dinner on June 
26, at the Plymouth Inn. 

An interesting evening, that included 
talks by Jim Kelley, Don Frye and Coach 
Ed Ruff a was enjoyed by the team mem- 
bers and their many friends. 

Future plans were discussed and a con- 
tinuation of their winning streak is ex- 
pected. We hope, we hope, we hope. 


in Balboa Park. The proceeds from this 
dance will be used to buy working and 
wrestling equipment, pay expenses, and 
to enlarge our Consolidated Welfare Fund. 

The Association hopes to have a 
"Smoker" once a month, using our boxers 
and wrestlers as attractions. The intention 
is to have elimination bouts for compe- 
tition in all weight classes. At the termina- 
tion of the competition, a medal will be 
given to each champion and a boxing 
team, made up of men from all Depart- 
ments, will be formed to represent Con- 
solidated. The competitor in each bout will 
be awarded a merchandise order for his 

Membership in this Association is open 
to every man in the plant and any em- 
ployee may use the boxing and wrestling 
equipment for training purposes. We have 
talent and we are looking for more mem- 
bers. So come on and support the club and 
come to our dance. In this way, the equip- 
ment for the fighters and wrestlers will be 
yours to use. 

He: "May I take you home?" 
She: "Sure, where do you live?" 

Softball Stores 

June 29, 1937 


Sheet Metal IS 

Welding 6 

Planning 16 

Paint 19 

Cutting 9 

Finishing 15 

Inspection 4 

Engineers 2 

Spars 5 

Leadmen 8 

Spot Welding ... 8 

Mch. Shop Tmpkrs . 1 


Maintenance 8 Bulkhead 3 

Stockroom 12 Final Assembly ... 3 

Wood Shop 7 Wing 2 

Experimental 10 Draw Bench 7 

(Tank-Accounting game was not played.) 
(Bench-Tool Room game was not played.) 


Sheet Metal— F.S ..IS 

Paint 9 

Wing 9 

Padre Jrs 

Final Assembly . 

BoKing and lUrestling 

FOR some time we have attempted to 
organize a boxing and wrestling club. 
This idea was suggested to the employees, 
and, receiving a favorable response, plans 
have been made and we are asking for 
your support. In order to carry this out, 
a dance has been planned for Saturday 
night, July 24, at the Cafe of the World 












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1 Sheet Metal 7 1.000 

1 Cutting 6 1.000 

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3 Finishing S 1 .833 

4 Paint 3 4 .428 

4 Inspection 3 4 .428 

4 Mch. Shop-Timekeepers 3 4 .428 

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6 Leadmen 1 5 .166 

7 Engineers 6 .000 

(Continued on page 18) 



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RING card at 6:55 A. M. 
Hike through shop to Employment 
Office. Try to read the morning paper, but 
men forget badges and identification 
cards and must be identified, and while I 
know most of them by sight, I have to 
make it legal for the sleuths at the gate by 
asking their clock number and checking 
it against their clock card. This occurs 
several times before the girls of the Per- 
sonnel staff arrive. Of course, I do not de- 
prive them of the opportunity of a sweet 
morning chat with the boys when they 
get on the job. 

Now the whistle blows and gongs ring 
for the 7:30 shift; so I journey into the 
shop to the clock racks to check the cards 
not punched for the previous two days. 
When all the racks are checked, I find I 
have a total of 40 or more. At each De- 
partment desk I report on those visited 
the day before and check on the addresses 
of those to be seen that day. When all are 
checked and addresses (more often than 
not the wrong ones) are written out, I 
collect the key for the car that will be 
available for the day. Most of the time 
lately, it has been the one called by those 
who have had a few trips in it, the Gal- 
lopipum Geloppi. More about her later on. 

Let's take the calls as I make them. The 
Band wants a hall to practice in. I know 
a man who has the address of a man who 
rents a hall in Mission Beach. He sends me 
to a lady who should know if the hall can 
be had, but does not, and she sends me 
to a man who is in the know but doesn't 
know. I tell him the first man said we 
could have the hall, so he says "O.K. $2.50 
please. You want it now or when the boys 
come to play?" "Collect when they come." 

So I move on to visit a man who has 

n Day lUith a Ulelfare man 

been sick for a week, and his wife, to be a 
good sport, got sick too; so they were 
company for each other. 

I hustle back to the office to have a 
notice typed to put on the clock so the 
band boys will see it and get ready to play 
for Sunday night baseball game. 

Next stop, Mercy Hospital. There we 
have three men who have gone under the 
knife and need a word of cheer; so I 
deliver to them a good old Consolidator 
just off the press and the smile of appre- 
ciation that appears when they see it is 
something to behold. Our friend from 
49 56 Santa Monica Street is sound asleep; 
so I lay the Consolidator where he will see 
it when he awakens. His room-mate said 
he had a smile that would not come off 
when he saw it, and when next I saw him 
he had reason to smile. His wife was there 
with a beautiful baby who looks just 
like Dad. 

So I go on to Room 3 54 where our 
friend Leo reclines in misery with his 
affliction which keeps him busy day and 
night. After giving out a word of cheer 
with the Consolidator and giving him the 
news of the shop that he asks for, I go on 
to Room 454 to see Max surrounded by 
feminine beauty. I tell him it must be 
pleasant to be sick and have such lovely 
friends. Give him a Consolidator, too. 

Next I make a mistake and land on 
the Fifth floor looking for Friend Burrell. 
Get into the Maternity Ward, and know- 
ing that youngsters are not on my visiting 
list for that day, I beat a hasty retreat to 
the floor below to find a very tired and 
sick patient in Room 369. 

While waiting for the elevator, I notice 
my good friend, Frank Popp of the Night 
Owls and ask what he is doing there. He 
tells me that his wife is to be operated on 

today which is an awful shock, for only 
two days before my wife and I met her 
on the street and she seemed well and 
happy then; so I speak a few words of 
cheer and ask if I can be of any assistance. 
Thence down to Room 250 where our 
friend Gliebe is enjoying a visit with his 
charming wife and friendly chatter from 
one of his room-mates who has been in 
the hospital for five months and still likes 
it there. Well, his spirit is fine, even if his 
health is poor, for he described a fellow 
getting dressed for a motorcycle ride in 
language that was side-splitting and caused 
a gasp or two from those who had incisions 
in their sides. 

Now I start for East San Diego to make 
a call on D. A. Stark. I visit a few mo- 
ments there and learn that Dale must rest 
for two or three weeks. 

As it is after twelve o'clock, I stop in 
and see Friend Wife and have a luncheon 
with her and the wee grandchild. Then I 
"hie awa' " to Lincoln Acres over some 
of the roughest roads in the country, up 
and down hills, on unpaved streets with 
the Geloppi bounding, rattling and wheez- 
ing, but I get there and find our friend 
with the mumps improving fast and ready 
to return to work. Going down steep hill 
on to cross-road look to right and left, no 
car in sight; fail to see stop sign and out 
from behind a bunch of bushes jumps an 
officer of the law. Hmmm. 

Now to Chula Vista I go to visit a boj' 
who has had a narrow escape from serious 
injury in a motorcycle accident; also one 
who had a back injury. 

Then I drive to Palm City where Mr. 
Harrison informs me that he had hurt 
his back and wanted to rest a couple of 
days and would return the next day. 
(Continued on page 19l 


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July, 1937 



Br D. R. Ken, 

FIVE Mountaingoats, "Spot" Blair, Bert 
Rowan, The Williamson Brothers, and 
""Russ" Kern did some real climbing over 
Independence Day, scaling the highest peak 
in Southern California — San Gorgonio 
(old Greyback) — which rises 11,48 5 feet. 

West slope of San Gorgonio from 10,000 feet. 

The ascent was made from Mill Creek 
Canyon, up the Falls Creek Trail, via 
Dobbs old cabin to Plummer Meadows, 
through that primitive, rugged, and pic- 
turesque region, up to the Divide — 9,500 
feet — where the boys camped for the night 
on a rocky knife-edge overlooking Dollar 
Lake and the Mojave Desert to the north- 
east and the towns of Riverside and Red- 
lands to the west. It was a beautiful sight 
to see the lights of the towns 8,000 feet 

North face of San Gorgonio 
At daybreak the boys, after witnessing 
a beautiful sunrise, hiked down to Dollar 
Lake, 800 feet below the Divide and back 
for an appetizer and then cleaned up a 
stack of Bert Rowan's famous pancakes. 


... ,X»J,I. » 

San Jacinto to the south, San Antonio and 
the San Bernardinos (all peaks over 10,000 
feet) to the west with their snow-capped 
summits glistening in the sunshine far 

A plaque carried by the "Gang" was 
cemented to the highest rock at the base 
of the huge stone monument on the lofty 
summit listing the names of "Goats" and 
the date of their memorable climb. 

The struggle up the summit. 

Stone monument atop peak, reading left to right, 
Russ Kern, Frank Williamson and Joe Williamson. 

After breakfast came the tough part of 
the ascent through the thinner air to the 
summit at 11,485 feet where a most won- 
derful view of Coachella Valley, Palm 
Springs, and the Salton Sea, more than two 
miles below, can be seen and it is a never- 
to-be-forgotten sight to look down on 

Lon Miller of Sheet Metal made a rush- 
ing trip to Mexico to catch some fish but 
all he caught was a car full of sand. 

Ode To [DnsolairED 

Home, home in the Shear Department, 

Where the boys push a file all day. 
Where seldom is heard a discouraging 
And the work goes on — day by day. 
John ("Cab") Holloway. 

Dobb's Cabin. 


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Seuenth Rue. and F St. . Riain D1B1 
2911 Uniuersity Hue. . Hiflcrest 311D 




Bon Uoyage! Gordon 

GORDON E. MOUNCE, former As- 
sistant to the Manager and Demon- 
stration Pilot, has decided to go European 
again but this time for United Aircraft 
Exports Corporation. Gordon entered his 
aviation career during the war, having en- 
listed in the U. S. Army Air Corps as Fly- 
ing Cadet and assigned to Berkeley Ground 
School, California, for ground training, 
and to Selfridge Field, Michigan, for flight 
training. Upon his discharge from Self- 
ridge Field in December, 1918, he received 
a reserve commission of Second Lieuten- 
ant. Gordon now holds the rank of First 

Lieutenant in the Air Corps Reserve with 
ratings of Airplane Pilot and Airplane Ob- 

Still being interested in aviation, he op- 
erated a flying field in Everett, Washing- 
ton, using a J-1 Standard and a Hall-Scott 
Boeing. From 1927 to 1929 he was in the 
aerial mapping, advertising and student in- 
struction business. 

In 1929 Consolidated employed Gordon 
as Demonstration Pilot. He opened up a 
West Coast Branch for Consolidated Air- 
craft in 1930 and operated same until De- 
cember, 1931. 

He sailed with Major Fleet on a Euro- 
pean tour in December, 1931. Major Fleet 
returned to the States in March, 1932, 
leaving Gordon in Europe as European 
Representative and Demonstration Pilot. 

Upon his return from Europe in Oc- 
tober, 193 5, Gordon was made Assistant 
to the Manager and Demonstration Pilot 
and placed in charge of all foreign sales. 
Since then, he has made several trips to 
Mexico and South America. He holds a 
Department of Commerce Transport Li- 
cense, F.A.L license and an Airplane and 
Engine Mechanic's License with over 
5000 hours of pilot time. 

We are sorry to see you leave and will 
miss you, Gordon, but sincerely wish you 
the best of success in your new job. 
Anyhoo — Bon Voyage!!! 


Through the Consolidator, may we ex- 
tend to all concerned our many, many 
thanks for the beautiful silver tea service. 
We are thoroughly delighted and assure 
you it is among our most valued gifts. 
Irma and Bob Robbins. 

TloivhsMjaJ-iiWi Sf^J^^ 

— 7th Avenue at Date = 


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TiojLuJwtsi a JoAMh fijUXJl 

(Continued from page 15) 

National League 

S/i/^. Dept. W'. 

1 Stockroom 6 

2 Bench J 

2 Tool Room J 

2 Maintenance 5 

3 Wing 5 

3 Experimental 5 

4 Final Assembly 3 

5 Tank 2 

6 Draw Bench 2 

6 Wood Shop 2 

7 Bulkhead 1 

8 Accounting 

Continental League 



Sheet Metal 

Final Assembly 
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Gun Club 

WEDNESDAY evening shoots at 
Stanley Andrews' Indoor Range 
have become more interesting during the 
past month since the boys have been 
choosing sides and shooting as competitive 
teams. Scores are coming up enough to be 

On Sunday, July 18, the club meets 
Silvergate Rifle and Pistol Club in a return 
match at the Police Target Range, hoping 
with some justification to avenge their 
defeat of June 13, when Silvergate rather 
conclusively took the match 1840 to 1773. 

Silvergate boasts a group of seasoned 
riflemen some of whom have excellent 
arms and it is no disgrace to be taken into 
camp by them. However, Consolidatcd's 
talent is far from lacking. Waterbury, 
Howard and Henry Golem, Tyner and 
Geo. Newman all have turned in very 
presentable scores, and from the records 
of practice shoots it is not too much to 
expect the defeat of the Silvergate Club 
in the coming meet. 

Last month's scores are: 


J. Lutz 378 

H. K. Shockey 372 

H. H. Brotzman 369 

Hal Smith 567 

Joe Haynes 354 




Bud "^"aterbury 366 

C. M. Tyner 365 

H. J. Schnaubelt " 358 

John Rosmond 555 

Henry Golem 329 




5 5 4 

KENDALL. Secretary. 


July, 1937 



Reading left to right the winners of the suggestion awards are as follows: R. E. Collins, No. 8179, winner of first prize, S. C. McGuiness, No. 

1002, second, and L. M. Best, No. 3469, third prize. 

n Day With a Ulelfare man 

(Continued from page 16) 

On my way back, I stop at the Y.M. 
C.A., C St. and Eighth Ave., and see how 
Webster of the Wing Department is. He 
reports he will be back in a week. 

Next I go to H H Union Street and 
see J. F. McDonald who has asthma which 
liquid sunshine does not help and he must 
go to higher altitude. At 1629 Union 
Street is where Friend Konopnicki is sort- 
ing bolts and nuts. I gather up what he 
has sorted and put them in bags and — 
whoa — I forgot Peter Columbo at 436 
A Street. I call on him and find that he 
has gone to the doctor's. Tell his wife and 
Bambino to take good care of Papa. 

I then go up Fourth Avenue to 3647. 
There I find Frank Lessle who has a broken 
arm, but either he had the Gold Dust 
Twins or a real fairy to help him, for I 
was surely surprised when I saw about 
sixty pounds of bolts and nuts sorted in 
two days. 

Now I drop over to Washington Street 
and go down Pringle Hill fast as we are 
late, then over Moore Street and under the 
viaduct onto Pacific Highway. I turn left 
and then right over the causeway for 
Ocean Beach where I am to look for 4828 
Coronado Street and find 4828 vacant and 
lots on lots each side. So I write wrong 
address on my card and "hie awa' " for the 

I arrive there through the thick trafiSc 
of cars leaving the plant. I get my report 


book, run the car into the receiving room, 
unload bolts and nuts and mark them with 
name and clock number, turn in key at 
Mr. Golems' desk. At 4:3 5 I punch out 
on my card, bid those I meet goodnight, 
take my Gallopping Lena and go up to 
the Union Building, Room 322 where I 
have my spinal column worked over to 
take out kinks from the dips we con- 
nected with on our 70 and more miles' 

I arrive home at 5:30, have a well- 
cooked meal, write my report, take a mile 
or two of brisk walk, then lay my weary 
bones to rest and call it a day of pleasure, 
which it has been, judging from the words 
of wonderment and praise for the com- 
pany who pays me to make these calls, 
and to hear the pleasant thanks for the call 
and the desire for me to come again. All 

of this makes one feel that he has done 
something to make a load lighter for the 
other fellow to bear. 

He: "Why do you call me 'Pilgrim'?" 
She: "Well, every time you call, you 
make a little progress." — Pathfinder. 

We wish to sincerely thank Mr. and 
Mrs. Glenn Hotchkiss and the boys of the 
Hull and Planning Departments, as well 
as all our other friends, for the beautiful 
flowers sent and the kindness and sym- 
pathy displayed in our recent bereavement. 
Harry Forsythe, 
Raymond Coykendall, 
Roy Coykendall. 

If all horses say "Nay" where do Httle 
horses come from? 




• Syncromesh Transmission 

• Bendix Over-sized Brakes 

• Timken Bearings Throughout 

• Features found elsewhere only in high- 

priced cars. 



1437-57 Braadujav 




Cnast To Coast 

(Continued from page 13) 

and admitted automobiles were "kinda 
nice." He'll be spending three weeks driv- 
ing through hot sun and dust this sum- 
mer to New York when he could get there 
overnight for the same cost and feel like 
enjoying himself when he arrives. 

A son, Harold Nelson, was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. A. C. Blume, No. 1030 on June 
9th. The Squirrel Cage and all others offer 
congratulations and thanks for the smokes. 

No. 1040. 

Miss Mamie Kipple of the Personnel Of- 
fice returned July 6 from her vacation 
which took her to Los Angeles, San Pedro, 
and Southgate. 

Voo Ought To Read 

"Sky Storming Yankee," by Clara 

This most interesting publication, cov- 
ering the life and exploits of Glenn Curtiss, 
should be read by all aviation enthusiasts. 
For the old-timers this book and its host 
of photos of early aircraft will bring back 
smiles and happy memories but the 
younger readers will probably be some- 
what startled at what the "Early Birds" 
flew around. The book is a fine piece of 
writing and covers an interesting chapter 
of pioneer aviation. L. B. 

W. H. Cook, No. 1705 of Sheet Metal, 
was married over the weekend of June 26 
in Los Angeles. 

No. 1708. 

Warren (God's Gift to Women) Mc- 
Can really shuffles a mean Donald Duck. 
Can it be the trees, or is it his uncanny 
way of quaffing the Short Beers he usually 
sets up to his friends. Mac, why don't you 
throw in the sponge? 

Jim, No. 2411. 

When evil tempts you, remember that 
Satan has a warm spot in his hearth for 



This never-to-be-forgotten 
feature of the Exposition 


Dine and Dance 

Good Food at 
Moderate Prices 

Open Sundays 
and Holidays 

Morgan's Cafeteria 

1047-1049 SixtL Ave. 

Between Broad^^ay and C St., San Die^o 


Lunches, Sandwiches, Cold Drinks and Tobacco 

Good Food Priced Right 

Conveniently Located 





Scores of Consolidated Aircraft em- 
ployees are using air transportation this 
summer to obtain maximum benefit from 
vacations, according to Charley Urbach 
of United Air Lines. Under the fast, fre- 
quent schedules in effect, Consolidated em- 
ployees planning vacations to points as 
distant as Buffalo, New York City and 
other eastern cities, have found that vir- 
tually no vacation time is lost in travel 
to their destination. 

Through the Air Travel Discount Plan 
held by Consolidated, employees are able 
to take advantage of a special discount 
on air transportation. Arrangements can 
be made through the Accounting Depart- 

Accompanied by large areas of burned 
hide and blistered fingers, the Consoli- 
dated boys slowly marched back to work 
after the Independence Day week-end. 

The opening of the Del Mar Turf Club 
attracted most of the boys. Led by Harry 
Miller, "Army" Armstrong, "Dr." Dugas, 
Sammy Houghton, and Ralph Reade, all 
handicappers of the first order, the boys 
had a great time. One nice thing about 
Del Mar is the fact that when you were 
tired of looking at the ponies, there were 
always the movie stars. 

Don't mention "Rich Daddy" or "In- 
diantown" to Harry Miller or Larr)' Boeing 
unless you want to get crowned. . . . Ar- 
nold Blume, Chuck Hibert, and Paul 
Krueger tried their luck at fishing as did 
many others ... the bright spots of 
Hollywood cared for many of the other 
boys . . . Laguna Beach was another fav- 
orite haunt . . . Jerry Swartz "did" Lake 
Arrowhead . . . Myron Drake of the Tail 
Group caught up with his sleep at home 
. . . maybe he is smart . . . Hank Golem 
watched the rodeo at Lakeside . . . Johnny 
O'Brien is showing a new set of nippers 
he acquired over the week-end .... 
"Yogi" Clardy practiced his sailing les- 
sons and darkened up his surface a few 
shades . . . despite the heat in the hills 
several of the boys took a mountain or 
two in tow . . . but Naseef was up in the 
air most of the week-end . . . the hoi's 
are coming around OK and with generous 
helpings of "Doc" McDonald's sunburn 
ointment they should be ready for action 

The Consolidator extends deepest sym- 
pathy to the Mother and Brothers of 
Robert Miller who died as the result of an 
automobile accident Monday, July 8. 


July, 1937 


Pit Barbecue To Be Giuen By 
Hircraftsmen's masonic Uub 

"But man is a carnivorous production; 

And must have meals, at least three meals a day: 
Altho his anatomical construction admits some 
vegetables in a grumbling way, 
Your laboring classes think, without a question, 
Beef, veal, and mutton, best for the digestion." 

— Byron. 

WITH whole-hearted endorsement 
of the opinion expressed by Lord 
Byron in the above immortal verse from 
his "Don Juan," the Aircraftsmen's Ma- 
sonic Club at its last regular monthly 
meeting, Tuesday, July 6th, 1937, voted 
to hold a genuine "Pit Barbecue" at El 
Monte Park, July 2 5th. 

By a combination of happy circum- 
stances our club has, in its Chairman of 
Entertainment Committee, Walter R. 
Borg, Sheet Dept., a past-master and culi- 
nary conjurer in the ancient and secret 
art and science of "Pit Barbecuing." 
Many a "Pit" has our Walter presided over 
in his barbecuing career. And we hasten 
to add here, with utmost earnestness, that 
Mr. Borg solemnly swears that a proper 
pit correctly constructed, and skillfully 
supervised, will take the toughest shoe 
leather for instance, and after the smoth- 
ering intensity of ten hours' even heat in 
the bowels of mother earth, the afore- 
mentioned incorrigible animal substance 
comes forth from its extended fiery burial 
as tender as squab meat, and melts in the 
mouth like a spoonful of cup custard! So 
we can depend on the quality of the 

"Here's how it's done," says Walter. A 
pit about six feet deep and of reasonable 
length and width is filled with hard wood, 
which is burned down to glowing charcoal. 
At this precise time the huge sides and 
legs of beef, wrapped in cheese-cloth, then 
paper, and finally burlap, and bound with 
wire, — are dipped in water and placed in 
the pit. The soaking prevents burning of 
the meat. The pit is carefully covered over 
then, and no smoke or steam is allowed to 
escape thru the sheet iron covers. Eight 
to ten hours is sufficient to turn the tough- 
est old bull or steer into the tenderest, 
juiciest meat you ever ate!" 

After this provocative description of 
our appetizing affairs, one can easily see 
why we felt in duty bound to share our 
feast with "The Brethren" and their fam- 
ilies, so we take this opportunity of broad- 
casting the glad news. 

For further and detailed information 
pertaining to our "Pit Barbecue Picnic" 
please consult Walter R. Borg, Sheet Dept. 

We invite all Master Masons and their 
families to come and eat their fill, and 


may "good digestion wait on appetite, and 

health on both!" 

John E. Whitman, Secretary, 
Aircraftsmen's Masonic Club. 

Girls who keep on slapping faces 
Don't see sights and don't go places. 
Girls who can't stand friendly tussles 
Should wear crinolines or bustles. 
Girls who act like elder sisters 
Seldom register with misters. 
Girls who will not kiss at partin' 
Don't get asked again — that's sartin'. 

— Bee Hive. 

"I'll be frank with you," said the young man 
when the embrace was over. "You're not the first 
girl I ever kissed." 

'I'll be frank with you," she answered, 
got a lot to learn," 


Tiie Cansair male Clinrus 

There are still some openings for mem- 
bership in this fast-growing organization. 
The rehearsals are held each Monday even- 
ing from 6:00 to 7:30 in the auditorium 
of The House of Hospitality near the 
west-end of Laurel Street in Balboa Park. 
If you are interested in developing your 
vocal cords, come out and use your voice. 
It is not necessary to be able to read music, 
as you can receive this instruction. All 
that is required is to be able to carry a 
tune, we will do the rest. Come out and 
look this bunch over. Visitors are always 

W. A. Stutzke, No. 278, Director. 




Bath House Open Every Day 

Until September 7 
From 1 P. M. until 6 P. M. 
Telephone Mission Beach 681 


Ballroom Open Every Night 

Except Mondays and Tuesdays 





By Bob H2iggii!s 

• "Butch" Cleaver reports swell progress 
on the part of the Planning Ball team. 
During the month of June the team won 
four games and lost one, making six wins 
and one loss. 

McCleary, with an average of .648, is 
still leading the sluggers. In second place 
is Luppke with .562 and Matusek is still 
in the running with .550. The team is slug- 
ging the ball at an average of .456. 

Two tough games are coming up on the 
Planning schedule soon, the Sheet depart- 
ment and Cutting. These two teams are 
at the present time undefeated, but our 
team hopes to change their tune. 

• The unusual quiet that is so noticeable 
on Saturday mornings is caused by the con- 
spicuous absence of the "Tracing Trouba- 
dours." They are a grand bunch of fel- 
lows sometimes, but it is hard to ascertain 
what times. 

• Joe Maloney or "Cramps" as he is 
known to his friends is wearing a big smile 
these days. On July 1 his young grandson 
arrived from Buffalo, New York, with 
his mother and father, Mr and Mrs. Russell 
E. Johnson. Mrs. Johnson before her mar- 
riage was the apple of Joe's eye, but from 
all indications young David has taken her 

• Unbelievable — But True. 

Perry Ogden sporting a cigarette instead 

of the usual pipe. 

Jean Ciovanoli working and not talking 

to himself. 

Tom Jones singing an operatic aria with 

whistling obbligato by Freddie Brady — 

applause by Bert Cimber. 

Paul Gaughen combing his moustache. 
Lloyd Bender sitting still for ten min- 

Ed McCleary laughing at a joke on him. 
Bill Liddle trying to act serious. 
Bill Maloney rocking King Miller's baby 
to sleep. 

Paul Willoughby talking about some- 
thing else besides his girl friend. 
George McAllister forgetting to use his 
expression "Ain't you got no home?" 
Paul Krieger bringing proof to some of 
his fish stories. 

Grace Koenig typing ten orders without 
making a mistake. 

Carl Golem saying "please" to a mem- 
ber of his spares brigade. 
"Don Quixote" Matusek with his wind- 
mill pitching. 

• Margaret Coykendall reports that a re- 
cent fishing excursion was a big success, 
for the mosquitoes and poison oak. There 
were plenty of bites, but none of them 
were fish. 

• Jack Whitman's report on a book that 

is being sold by a local newspaper was so 
good Ray Hartmeyer bought one. Ray 
says that it was worth the dollar he paid 
for it just to leave on the table and make 
people think he is cultured. 

Ouiation Dinner 

The Irvin Aircraft Mechanics Associa- 
tion will give a dinner at the Mar^'land 
Hotel, Saturday evening at 6:50 o'clock, 
July 24th. 

Mr. Randall Irwin, Personnel Manager 
of the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, 
Burbank, California, will be the speaker. 
Mr. Irwin will discuss the manufacturing 
of commercial aircraft and tell of the new 
plans that his company has for training 
apprentice mechanics who have first had 
a theoretical training from other sources. 

All employees of the Comolidatcd Air- 
craft Corporation are cordially invited. 
The cost of the dinner will be 75c a plate. 
Tickets may be obtained from Mr. Bill 
Hammond in the Instrument Department 
of the Final Assembly. 

Louis M. Winn Optical Co. 

506 Bank of America Building 
Fifth Floor M 3203 

Eyes Examined 

Glasses Fitted 

Broken Glasses Repairea 

Prices Moderate— Weekly Payments Arranged 
"Try Us and See" 

Motor Bank Finance Company's soft 
ball team and all Consolidated players 
wonder whether the Eagles are afraid to 
return their game? How about it Mc- 
Cleary and Second Manager? 

E. Liegel, 82 10. 

Was Ed McCleary 's face red the other 
night as he "ran" toward first base and 
the band played "The old grey mare, etc." 

It is rumored that William Jescke, Sheet 
Metal Inspector, is contemplating moving 
to Coronado. '^''hat is the attraction. Bill? 

No. 2056. 


July, 1937 


mesa Flying Hub Heuis 

ABOUT eighteen months ago there were 
gathered together, at a home at Mis- 
sion Beach, a handful of air-minded men 
who had had for some time the desire to 
fly and who until that time had found no 
method for gratifying that purpose, feel- 
ing that flying was a sport and a pleasure 
beyond their means to enjoy. However, 
they had the good fortune to come into 
contact with a gentleman who was the 
holder of a Transport Pilot License and 
who had a plan that would not only make 
their dreams come true but which would 
eventually give others the same op- 
portunity. He was afterwards to be known 
as our operations manager and instructor. 
He is Herbert D. Naseef, Tr. No. 3 018, 
and who has proved his ability, not only as 
a pilot and instructor, but as an organizer 
as well. It has been due in a big way to his 
tireless efforts and the co-operation of all 
the members of the club that has made 
possible the formation and the successful 
operation of The Mesa Flying Club, Inc. 
The object of his plan was to make it 
possible for members of the club to ob- 
tain "flying time" for the unheard of 
rate of $1.00 per hour and on that foun- 
dation the club has grown from a mere 
handful to more than forty members. 
Commercial Operators and other club or- 
ganizers and pilots have stoutly main- 
tained that no club could exist with such 
a low flying rate and that the club would 
soon go the way of many others. However, 
we have met that challenge by or- 
ganizing with a plan to purchase our 
own airplane, adopting the idea of having 
only twenty members to one ship and 
proceeded to make the club a big success. 
After a short time we began to see the 
need for an advanced trainer. With the 
same plan as our base we began the re- 
cruiting of twenty more new members 
and soon took delivery of a brand new 
Porterfield Airplane powered with a Le 
Blond "70" engine. This brought the 
status of the club to forty members and 
our equipment consisted of a Taylor 
"Cub" as a primary trainer and the new 
Porterfield as a secondary trainer and the 
club has seen much activity since its be- 


We are now based at "Airtech" on 
Lindbergh Field and our training is done 
at another field. Anyone who wishes to see 
us in action can feel welcome to come over 
any evening and see us at work. Our flying 
activity begins at 4 o'clock and we fly 
until sundown when the boundary lights 
are lighted around the field. 

To date there have been three "private 
pilot" licenses issued to members of the 
club and since these men have passed their 
test they have been kind enough to take 
several of our members along as pas- 

The new "Private Pilots" are, G. W. 
Hopkins, Al. Griffith, and Robert John- 
son. In addition to these three there are 
several others who are within a few hours 
of the time allotted by the Department of 
Air Commerce for taking their test and no 
doubt they will all of them pass with 
colors flying. 

Not only are about thirty-five of our 
members flying alone but many of them 
have gone to commercial fields and after 
one or two "check flights" have been al- 
lowed to take a ship and fly it alone, which 
is recommendation enough for the type 
and quality of the training that may be 
had in our club. 

The purpose of this article is to bring 
these facts to your attention and to in- 
form you who are interested in flying that 
we have decided that the time has come 
when we are in a position to expand our 
club from forty to sixty members and to 
add another ship to our fleet, one of a dif- 
ferent type from the ones we now have. 

We are now offering to a very limited 
few, an opportunity to join with us in 
our new program and gain the following 
advantages with many others; the pro- 
tection of joining a club that is incor- 
porated under the laws of the state of 

California; a club which has been proven 
a success by eighteen months operation, 
soloing approximately forty members in 
that time; a club that now has two ships 
of different classes, including a primary 
and a secondary trainer, and which will 
soon add another ship to its fleet; all of 
these advantages are topped by the lowest 
flying rates that are obtainable anywhere 
and far below the commercial fields. Then 
again you will become a part owner in 
three ships and by joining you will be 
starting on one of the most enjoyable and 
interesting of all "hobbies." 

The "Cub" is available to members of 
the club at the rate of $1.00 per hour 
and the Porterfield can be had for $2.00 
per hour. Do these rates sound interesting 
to you? Our third ship has not been de- 
cided upon as yet but will be of a different 
type with the rate correspondingly low. 
This will give us three different types to 
gain experience on. 

This is a rare opportunity and one that 
we are not ashamed to offer to you. We 
feel that it is a real investment for you. 

Why not fall in line with us and help us 
to put over our new program and in so 
doing satisfy your own desire to fly? Any 
one of our three ships will be at your com- 
mand at almost any time. 

If you are interested you may learn more 
about this plan by contacting any member 
or any officer of the club who will be 
glad to help you and will give you full 
details. Carl W. Hunnaman, No. 8054. 

Year 'Round Economy, Efficiency 





941 Sixth Avenue 50 Steps South of Broadway 



This and That 

THE Consolidator welcomes back into 
the family circle Miss Anne Howard 
who has just returned from her vacation 
in Buffalo, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Red) 
Robbins (Irma Sommer) who have re- 
turned from Buffalo, Niagara Falls and 
way stations. 

Too bad that (Bay View Window) 
Grandstand had so many eye-witnesses at 
a recent ball game, I think he would have 
had a hard time explaining that elegant 
shiner he acquired in that recent tilt 
while attempting to catch. 

Jim, No. 2411. 


Just to prove that his charm is not only ef- 
fective on the San Diego girls, J. J. Zamiska tries 
it out on the "California Cobra," on the beach 
at Del Mar. What we'd like to know, Zam, is 
how you manage to handle either one without 
fatal results! No. 4227. 

Hdui Old Is Hnn? 

Mary is twenty-four years old; Mary 
is twice as old as Ann was when Mary 
was as old as Ann is now. 

How old is Ann? 

Bill Gilchrist 808. 

Send your answers to Ye Editor. 

Haue Vou Forgotten That 

Our advertisers make it possible 
for us to print our magazine in the 
style in which we are accustomed to 
see it. The style of our magazine and 
the excellent subject matter between 
its covers make it good business 
for our advertisers to support the 
publication. Truly a magic circle. 

However, it is absolutely neces- 
sary that our good friends, our ad- 
vertisers, be told that purchases 
made by members of our family in 
their establishments, in preference to 
competitors, are made because "We 
sau' your ad in the Consolidator." 

Please, readers, use these magic 
words wherever possible. It will cost 
you nothing, it will take only a 
moment, but, in so doing, a great 
deal of good will be accomplished. 

Probably, also, in looking over 
these pages, you will think of a few 
leading concerns which are conspic- 
uous by their absence. Perhaps these 
firms are in line for your patronage, 
perhaps they already have it. At all 
events, you can do them and your 
magazine a favor by urging them to 
get on the bandwagon, thus not only 
strengthening the trade they already 
enjoy but in addition, opening for 
them new avenues of business. This 
is your magazine. Help it whenever 
you can. Strengthen the magic 

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Volume 2 

August, 1937 

Number 8 


CONSOLIDATOR is appreciative of 
the prompt response to its recent ap- 
peal for articles suitable to its columns. 

After all, the magazine is yours. In the 
final analysis it is written by and for all 
of us who work for Coinolidatcd Aircraft 
Corporation. It serves the interests of all 
the departments; but it is careful to cater 
to no single one of them. In other words, 
its policy might be summed up thus: 
"Cousolidator" endeavors always to be all 
embracing, or universal in its interest 
appeal. It carefully avoids any tendency 
to be exclusive. That it has succeeded 
measurably in its effort to furnish inter- 
esting reading to all of us, its continued 
popularity, and the value of the various 
articles, bear ample witness. 

Many of the articles have a piquant per- 
sonal appeal and make the magazine to a 
certain extent, a clearing house for friend- 
ly gossip and matters of human interest. 
Others, written by highly qualified tech- 
nicians are presented in such an able, pleas- 
ing way as to furnish both entertainment 
and instruction at the same time. 

In short, Cotaolidator is growing to be 
more and more a magazine which every 
type and class of worker in our plant looks 
for with keener interest and anticipation 
each month. 

Keep up the good work! "The proof of 
the pudding is in the eating," and if all 
of us continue to want it and work for 
it, then it must be good. 

Consolidator feels, without much fear 
of contradiction, that it is hitting the 
mark in its high aim at continued im- 
provement, that it is filling a definite need, 
and amply justifying its existence. 

Who, for instance, with the faintest 
spark of imagination, regardless of the as- 
sumed rudimentary interest all of us take 
in the subject — who, Consolidator repeats, 
can read the article in this month's issue, 
about "The Commercial Conquest of the 
Atlantic by Air" and fail to thrill with 
responsive enthusiasm for Aeronautical 

engineering achievement? If there be any 
such, Consolidator has erred in judgment. 
Can there be an individual so callous to 
the concerns of co-workers that the hu- 
man interest items leave him coldly unre- 
sponsive? Consolidator thinks not. 

It is needless to remind its readers of the 
obvious interest its vigorously alive sports 
accounts arouse. And why not? The ath- 
letes of Consolidated Aircraft Corporation 
constitute the young, pulsing, vital blood 
of the Flying Boat Builders. They are the 
choice and master youths of the plant. 
Anything about them and their events has 
a perennial interest. 

And so, Consolidator could go on and 
on, and never repeat itself, and never ex- 
haust the topic when discussing itself, — 
its purpose, policy, and performance, — 
present and to come. 

Many helpful sugestions have been re- 
ceived in answer to its cry for help. Con- 
solidator is grateful for these offerings and 
is giving them careful consideration. It 
might not be amiss to emphasize here, 
while on the topic of contributed articles 
and suggestions, the importance of men- 
tioning Consolidator when making pur- 
chases from advertisers. And it is of the 
utmost importance, when buying from 
them, to mention the name of the man 
who advertises. For instance: when two 
or more firms sell a single product, and the 
agent of only one of these firms pays for 
the advertisement in Consolidator, it is 
plain that he is the man to be patronized. 
Buy from that particular man, and be 
most careful to tell him "I saw your 'ad' in 

Remember, — the "ads" pay for our 
paper. They keep it going. If you fail to 
do your part and fail to "play ball" with 
them, they in turn, cannot be expected to 
continue to pay for "ads" in this magazine. 
The inevitable result is plain to see, — sure 
death for our monthly publication. Its 
bright and sparkling pages will lapse into 
oblivion, — its effectiveness into an innocu- 
ous desuetude, — and its public shall know 
it no more. Of course its readers will pre- 
vent this calamity from happening. 


Familiar to all but unknown 
the fish pond in the corner of 
Located in the northwest corner 
is flanked by the walls of the 
Drawing Bench Departments, 
this space was originally left to 
of the plant transformers, it 
converted into a spot of beauty. 

to most IS 
the patio. 
, the pond 
Tank and 
take care 
has been 

• Charlie Fornes, that Page out of Esquire, 
asked me to mention his name this 
month. (Now you can take a bow 
Charlie. ) 

• Art "Fred Astaire" Andress sure shakes 
a mean leg on the dance floor. (Is that 
what is causing those black circles un- 
der your eyes, Art?) 


Editorial 1 

Little Eva 2 

The Brown Envelope 3 

Eagles 4 

Mesa Flying Club 5 

It Is ! — It Isn't ! 6 

Wing Loading 7 

Conquest of Atlantic By Air _ .. 8 

Bends and Bands 9 

Machine Shop Drippings 10 

Soccer 1 1 

Pan-American 12, 13, 14 

Progress at Palomar 1 J 

Aerial Armament 16 

Production Minutes 17 

The Mystery Man 18 

Dots and Dashes 19 

Herb Ezard 20 

Hiram Plowboy 21 

Plant News 1 — 24 

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To "little Eua" 

Dear Editor of the Consolidator: 

After reading the first article in the 
July Consolidator regarding the limited 
amount of articles published each month, 
I decided to do something about it. 

Seeing as how we women like to read 
the Consolidafar as well as friend hus- 
band, why shouldn't we contribute articles 
for our erstwhile husbands who are too 
busy to sit down and probably scribble 
a few lines. (After all it is the men's 
magazine and why shouldn't they take 
more interest in preparing copy for the 
press?) My husband gets a big kick out 
of "Hiram Plowboy," and so do I. We al- 
ways read the magazine together and we 
always will be big boosters for your won- 
derful book. I think it creates a friendlier 

attitude among the workers of the plant. 

Calling all wives! Calling all wives! I 
am making a motion now — can't we do 
something for Consolidated Aircraft's 
magazine and write a column called, 
"With the Wives?" I think it's a swell 
idea. And you do too! I know you do. 

Now in this column we could devote 
our thoughts to what our husbands do 
when they arrive home from work — tell 
their likes and dislikes and all in all give 
them a well-known razzing. And if friend 
husband can take it, well we shall certainly 
dish it out. 

Women, ours is a just cause! Are we go- 
ing to let a magazine go to phlooey just 
because of lack of reading material? No, 
of course we're not. Let's show these men 
that they can never outsmart a woman. 
Mrs. a. Stieringer, 
3740 Florida Street, 
San Diego, California. 

Ed.— Why not? 

n Proposal 

A young man made his stammering pro- 
posal of marriage to the lady of his own 
choosing. She thought a few moments and 
said, "There are three gates from the 
corner counting ours. You buy enough 
apples so you can leave half of the apples 
and '/2 of an apple without cutting it at 
the first gate. At the second gate leave 
one-half of the remaining apples and Yz 
of an apple without cutting. At our gate, 
or the third one, leave half of the remaining 
apples and Vz of an apple without cutting 
it and have just one apple to bring through 
the gate for me and my answer will be 

How many apples did he buy? 

Send your answers to Bill Gilchrist. 

• Mr. and Mrs. Max Polak (Experi- 
mental) also are happy over a new arrival 
— yes, it's a boy. The "gang" appreciate 
the cigars, Max. 

tUelffare Food 

The announcement of the new sta- 
tion is of particular interest because 
of the arrangement existing between 
General Petroleum and Consolidated. 
In order to increase the size of the sta- 
tion, Consolidated leased a portion of 
its land to General Petroleum, in re- 
turn for which General Petroleum will 
pay into our Welfare Fund one penny 
per gallon of all the gasoline sold at this 
station, less a nominal amount paid to 
the City of San Diego for land privi- 
leges. Patronizing this new station will 
increase our Welfare Fund, which, in 
turn, provides more money for our 
enjoyment and activities. 

Last month, the General Petroleum 
Corporation, in a full-page advertise- 
ment in the Consolidator, announced 
the opening of its new gasoline station 
on Pacific Highway, across from the 
Employment Office Building. This new 
unit in the General Petroleum chain, 
affords Consolidated employees com- 
plete automobile service and includes 
free parking, not only on the large 
parking lot but also on the paved area 
adjacent to the station. It is rumored 
that plans are now under way to pave 
the entire parking lot, an area of 
200x640 feet. 

Important I 

Personnel Office asks all employees of 
CotisoVniatcii Aircraft Corporation to notify 
them immediately when a home address is 
changed. They emphasize the importance of 
taking care of this, and the reasons for it 
will be seen quite readily by all. Get in line, 
and "play ball" and help the other fellow as 
much as he wants to help you. All readers of 
Cofnolidator want to cooperate to the fullest 
extent. So each of you when you read this 
will remember not to forget. Giic the Per- 
sonnel Office your new home address as soon 
as you can! 



Buys the food where she has a large variety from 

which to choose, plus pleasing prices. She 

will find both at her locally owned 






August, 1937 

The Brouin Enuelope 

By Bud Bitffaf 

WHEN someone at Consolidated 
wishes to send a communication 
to another office he does not chmb up on 
top of his desk and wave signal flags, but 
simply places the written message inside 
of a brown envelope 7x11^4 inches, ad- 
dresses it, places it in the wire basket on 
his desk and the mail clerk delivers it. In 
that way, with the combined aid of the 
brown envelope and ye mail clerk's walk- 
ing shoes, inter-office communication is 
carried on at Consolidated. 

All offices are supplied with the blank 
envelopes, but as some offices use more 
than others any surplus ones are distrib- 
uted among them. The mail clerk delivers 
an envelope containing a message to the 
person to whom it is addressed, and when 
he receives the message he sends a com- 
munication to someone else in the same 
envelope after marking out his own name, 
and writing on the next line the name 
of the person to whom the message is to 
be sent. 

This is an example of inter-office com- 
munication: Major Fleet's secretary ad- 
dresses a brown envelope enclosing a com- 
munication and the mail clerk delivers it 
to Mr. D. G. Fleet. The envelope is re- 
addressed and delivered to Mr. Van Dusen, 
who later sends a message in it to Mr. 
Madison. The same envelope with another 
message in it is sent to Mr. Laddon, then 
to Mr. Maloney. He sends it to Mr. Nelson, 
who sends a message to Mr. Bob Jones. The 
envelope is delivered to various offices and 
filled with names until it arrives at the 
office of Mr. Leigh, and he sends it with 
a message to Major Fleet. Usually after 
the envelope has traveled through sev- 
eral offices at Consolidated it finally comes 
back to the office from which it originally 
started. If any office collects more used 
envelopes than they need, they are sent to 
other offices. Many inter-office communi- 
cation envelopes pass through the offices 
carrying important papers, but every en- 
velope has its own history written in the 
signatures on it. 

— fj-alloNi-' 







v_)o <j^ cia 

-T^d,->/<r^a A 5u,e.ll -H,y%e, up here. 

— CA^n Fore NJ i/x 

If the message is important, and one does 
not wish to have it lost, he just clips the 
open end together with a metal staple. 
The envelope is perforated with several 
large holes to show its contents, and per- 
haps for "ventilation." When the brown 
envelope begins to look like a page from 
a well-worn autograph album, it is dis- 
carded. Then a brand new envelope takes 
its place to go the rounds of the offices at 
Consolidated. An envelope may be cov- 
ered with fifty or more names before it 
retires from active duty due to honorable 
old age. 

It is interesting to know that one of 
those brown envelopes can follow you like 
a faithful dog. No matter how many 
offices it is sent to it always comes back 
if it holds any affection for you. The 
only way to get rid of it is to throw it 
away and start a new one. Even after its 
fifty-eight lines are filled with names the 
envelopes will come back to you, maybe a 
bit worn and wrinkled, but faithful to 
the end. 

Two Engineers, Mr. Ernest Stout and 
Bob Holland, Experimental, are recondi- 
tioning a two-place sailplane which they 
hope to have in the air by the end of the 


A man went into a pet shop to buy a 

""Here is a fine talking bird," said the 
assistant. "For years he was the companion 
of a big movie producer — weren't you, 

"Yes, sir!" shrilled the parrot. "Yes, yes, 
yes, yes. Yes, indeed! You're absolutely 
right. Yes, sir!" — Toronto Globe. 


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ON Friday night, July 9, the Lock- 
heed team met defeat by our Eagles 
to the tune of 15 to 0. The invaders put 
up a game fight but the combination of 
using a smaller ball and the long trip down 
added up to a handicap too great to over- 
come. We hope to return the visit in the 
near future when we will have a taste of 
working under the same handicaps. 

The game was featured by a display of 
pyrotechnics by Seacord which drew the 
applause of the large crowd, many of 
whom had never seen soft ball played by 
a regular team. With a record of H strike- 
outs, no walks, and no hit thru the game 
to the ninth inning when, with two men 
out. Brown, their short-stop, got a hit 
landing him on first where he died a few 
minutes later when Seacord made his 16th 
strike out. 

Two new members of the squad were 
on hand, Frank Meer of the Purchasing 
Department and Willingham of Mainten- 
ance. Willingham played short and also 
wielded a mighty stick getting 3 hits and 
3 runs for 4 times at bat. The batteries 
for the evening were Seacord and McCleary 
for Consolidated and Cotton and Shepard 
for Lockheed and Widdle substituting for 
Cotton in the sixth inning. Especial com- 
ment should be given Cotton and the rest 
of the Lockheed team for the way they 
kept cool under very adverse conditions. 

Les Crawford of Final Assembly an- 
nounced the game over the public address 
system at the Park. 

On Sunday, July 2 5 th, we met "Jacob- 
son Sign" for a return match. With Sea- 
cord and McCleary, the battery for the 
"Eagles" and Crafton and Fournier for 
"Jacobson Sign" the game proceeded score- 
less until the 4th, when "Jacobson" scored 
two runs and "Consolidated Eagles" one. 
In the sixth, the Eagles started a batting 
spree which netted them five runs, leaving 
them on the long end of a 6 to 2 score 
when the game finished. McCleary and 
Seacord divided batting honors, getting 2 
hits and one run each, both of McCleary 's 
and one of Seacord's hits being good for 
two bases. 

The following Friday night we met 
North American at Monroe Field. A large 
crowd witnessed the game, which was a 
close contest, with the Eagles leading with 
two runs up to the seventh, when "North 
American" started a batting spree for three 
runs. "Eagles" tied it up with a run in the 
last half of the seventh and both got a 
run in the eighth, making the score 4 to 4 

at the start of the ninth. The "Eagles" re- 
tired "North American" in the first half of 
the ninth and Larson romped in with the 
winning run on Willingham's hit in the 
last half. The game was featured by the 
excellent battery for the "Eagles," Wilson 
Seacord and Ed McCleary. Seacord struck 
out nineteen of the twenty-seven who 
faced him, allowing only five hits and five 
walks. Worrall, pitching for "North 
American" struck out eight, walked four, 
and allowed ten hits. Ralston, their catcher^ 
Larson, Willingham, Luppke, and Seacord, 
two base hits. 

R. H. E. 

Consol 5 10 3 

North American 4 4 4 

After winning seven in a row, a return 
match with "Santa Ana" proved our 
downfall. With Meyers and McCleary as 
the battery, we hit a slump that struck a 
"new low" in Soft Ball. Santa Ana, with 
a picked team from their Orange County 
League led by Cornelius and Harnois, 
started off with three runs on errors in 
the first inning, obtaining a lead that was 
never threatened. In the third, fourth and 
seventh, the visitors scored additional runs 
to the total of seven. The "Eagles" lone 
run came in the third, when Sam Galasso 
socked out a long fly good for 3 bases, beat- 
ing the throw home for the run after 
Gilmore flied out to deep center. Meyers 
struck out eight and walked six while 
Cornelius struck out nine and walked two. 
We hope we got all the errors out of our 
system in that game when we made seven 
to their one. Tentative plans for out of 
town trips are materializing rapidly, and 
with the return of Willingham, Larson, 
and Tommy Johnson, we hope to resume 
our winning streak. The box score follows: 

R. H. E. 

Consol 15 14 

Lockheed 1 2 

Consol 5 10 3 

North America 4 4 4 

Consol 6 9 2 

Jacobson Sign 2 3 4 

Consol 1 5 7 

Santa Ana 7 8 1 

• I wonder when "Dutch" is going to in- 
vite the boys up to his house for some 
good old German beer. (This is a paid 
advertisement. ) 

Milt: "I dreamed of you last night." 
Marge (coldly) : "Really." 
Milt: "Yes, and then I woke up, closed 
the window and put on an extra blanket." 


August, 1937 

mesa Flying Hub Heuis 

SINCE the July issue of the Consoli- 
dator, in which we announced the 
opening of a membership drive aiming at 
sixty members and to put a third ship on 
the Hne, much has happened. We have had 
considerable success, and quite a number 
of new members have been added to our 
roll. However, an explanation is due the 
readers of this magazine. This club is not 
restricted to employees of Coinolidatcd 
Aircraft; but anyone of good repute and 
who really wants to learn to fly, is eligible. 
But we do want Consolidated employees 
to have first chance. 

We should like also, to mention the fact 
that the charter members of our club 
without exception are employed here in 
the plant. 

Our non-profit organization has been in 
operation for approximately twenty 
months, and by the careful management 
of our conscientious, eflScient, and zealous 
officers we have a club which is unique 
and alive. Many clubs all over the coun- 
try are patterning after us, and writing 
to us for detailed plans of The Mesa Flying 
Club. They want to build their clubs on 
solid foundations. Whenever the mention 
of $1.00 per hour flying rate is made, it is 
quickly associated with the name of our 

Visit us at the field at Airtech hangar 
and see us operate. If you desire more de- 
tails regarding the set up come over to 
the field and you will find someone to give 
you the desired information. We are there 
any evening after 4 o'clock and all day 
Saturday and Sunday. 

We wish to convince you that we are 
here to stay. We are making aviation his- 
tory. We are doing our share to popularize 
the "sport of kings." Join us while there 
is yet time. 

During the past week the fourth "Pri- 
vate Pilot License" was granted to one of 
our members by the Department of Air 
Commerce. Tommy Butterfield took his 
test and is now a full-fledged "Pilot." All 
of his training was received in our club. 

On Sunday, July 11th, the writer was 
very pleasantly surprised by a visit at 


Lindbergh Field, paid by Mr. Ray Herrott 
who is a brother member in the Lima Fly- 
ing Club at Lima, Ohio. Ray is making a 
tour of the west coast and came here with 
the intention of paying us a visit and re- 
ceived a nice ride over San Diego in the 
Club ship. He expressed great interest in 
our club and enjoyed his little visit very 

Sunday, July 2 5th, we received a visit 
from two young men from Buffalo who 
stopped in to say "Hello" to our Opera- 
tions Manager, Bert Naseef. They were 
Dan and Al. Mueller, President and Vice- 
President of the Niagara Frontier Flying 
Club Inc. This club was founded by our 
Operations Manager, and is running yet. 
It formed the pattern for our present one 
here. They are on an around the world tour 
and have already visited several foreign 

On July 4th, a demonstration of two 
new "Cubs" resulted in placing an order 
for a new ship which has been delivered 
already, and has been flown since for about 
fifty hours. It is "a honey" and is a big im- 
provement over the old one. Several other 
new ships were demonstrated and the new 
"Taylorcraft" won the hearts of most 
of the members. It is very likely that it 
will become ship number three. 

Following is a list of the members who 
have soloed lately: Richard Meier, soloed 
the Porterfield from Camp Kearny July 
3rd. Wing soloed the "Cub" July 1st, and 
Machado on the 10th. Mr. Remmert of 
the Sheet Metal Department soloed at 
the completion of his third hour and on 
his 24th birthday, July 21st. It was a 
proud day for him. 

Next month we hope to be able to re- 
port that all the memberships have been 
sold and that the new ship (number 3) 
has been delivered. 

Until then, 

Happy Landings! 

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Editor of the CONSOUDATOR: 
Dear Sir: 

Why couldn't the CONSOLIDATOR ghe the 
hired hands a break and publish an explanation of 
the letters and numbers used to identify various 
types of aircraft} for example: PB2A, PBY-1, 
F4B4, etc. Also Department of Cotnmercc markings. 
I am sure this would settle many arguments. 
Wouldn't it be possible for you to also print 
pictures of larious Consolidated planes suitable for 

Sincerely yours, 
Don Driese. 

CONSOLIDATOR. always aiming to please, 
complied with the first request above and cheer- 
fully presents the following article. CONSOLIDA- 
TOR regrets that mechanical difficulties make if 
unable to comply with the second request. — Ed. 

IN an humble effort to maintain peace- 
ful relations in the plant Ccmsolidator 
takes this means of settling many argu- 
ments, which might otherwise assume 
fistic proportions (the pen is mightier than 
the sword — end quote) , by lifting the veil 
of mystery that surrounds those until- 
now meaningless words and numbers ap- 
pearing on aircraft. 

As a prefix to the list shown below, we 
should mention that the letter "V" pre- 
ceding the model designations means 
"heavier-than-air-craft" and it is generally 
omitted in every-day reference. The "X" 
denoting experimental, applies to Army 
and commercial aircraft also. 

Lindbergh Field, San Diego, Calif 
Model Designation of Naval Airplanes 
Class Designation 

Ambulance VH 

Bombing VB 

Fighting VF 

Observation VO 

Patrol , VP 

Scouting VS 

Torpedo VT 

Training VN 

Transport VR 

Utility VJ 

Bombing — Fighting .__ VBF 

Observation — Scouting .VOS 

Patrol — Bombing VPB 

Patrol — Torpedo VPT 

Scouting — Bombing VSB 

Scouting — Observation VSO 

Torpedo — Bombing VTB 

Utility — Transport VJR 

Manufacturer's Letters 

A. Brewster Aeronautical Corp. 

B. Boeing Airplane Company. 

C. (Curtiss A. & M. Company 
(Curtiss-Wright Corp. 


D. Douglas Aircraft Company 

E. Bellanca Aircraft Corp. 

F. Grumman Aircraft Eng. Corp. 

G. Great Lakes Aircraft Corp. 

H. Hall Aluminum Aircraft Corp. 
J. (B/J Aircraft Corporation 

(Berliner- Joyce Aircraft Corp. 
K. (Fairchild Aircraft Corp. 

(Keystone Aircraft Corp. 

(Kinner A. & M. Corp., Ltd. 
L. Loening Aero. Eng. Corp. 
M. Glenn L. Martin Company. 
N. Naval Aircraft Factory 
O. Lockheed Aircraft Corp. 
P. Pitcairn Aircraft Inc. 
Q. Stinson Aircraft Corp. 
R. Ford Motor Company 
S. (Sikorsky Aircraft 

(Stearman Aircraft Co. 
T. (Northrop Aircraft Corp. 

(New Standard Aircraft Corp. 
U. Chance Vought Aircraft 
W. Waco Aircraft Company 
X. Experimental 
Y. Consolidated Aircraft Corp. 

After glancing at the above, you might 
say "so what!" In view of the issue at stake 
we'll elucidate. In order to make sense the 
letters much be combined, such as XPBY, 
which, interpreted by your already com- 
prehending intellect, should read "Ex- 
perimental (X) patrol (P) bomber (B) 
manufactured by Consolidated Aircraft 
Corporation (Y). (Editor's Note: The 
example is merely a coincidence; no propa- 
ganda intended.) Simple, isn't it? Here's 
a couple more to practice on: PBY-1 and 
XPT2U. Excuse us; we forgot to men- 
tion that numbers appearing on Navy air- 
craft marking indicate model number 
and type number, which explanation 
should enable you to identify the above 
in a jiffy. The solution to the first com- 
bination is: "Patrol bomber manufactured 
by Consolidated Aircraft Corporation, 
model 1." The second problem is naturally 
a little more difficult to decipher, but don't 
let that "2" in between "T" and "U" in- 
terrupt the continuity of your mental 
production line. It merely indicates that 
said airplane is the second development 
(experimental) of its type (patrol tor- 
pedo). By this time the whole subject 
must be a setup for you, but here's one 
more just to test you out: "F4B-4" (an- 
swer at end of article). 

The Army Air Corps does not use let- 
ters to identify the airplane manufacturer 
but employs the name itself. Air Corps 
plane models are designated by letters, 
however, and the following list was ob- 
tained from a good source (in line with 
Consolidator's policy). 


August 1937 

Army Air Corps 

A. Attack 

B. Bomber 

C. Transport 

PB. Biplane Pursuit 

P. Pursuit 

O. Observation 

F. Fighter 

OA. Observation Amphibian 

BT. Basic Trainer 

PT. Primary Trainer 

Y. Service Test 
Let us suppose, for instance, that the 
Air Corps has called for bids on an ex- 
perimental multi-seater fighter. The first 
model would be designated as "XFM-1" 
meaning "experimental multi-seater 
fighter, type number one." If the model 
proved successful, it would likely be given 
a service trial and would then be known 
as the "YFM-l." Assuming the airplane 
stands the service trials, a production order 
is awarded for "TM-1" planes. Note that 
the "X" has been eliminated and that "A" 
has been suffixed, indicating that the 
model is no longer experimental and this 
is the first production order. If a further 
development of this model is made, it 
will be first known as the "XFM-2" then 
it will pass through the same stages until 
a production order is awarded for "FM- 
2A" airplanes. The Air Corps method of 
denoting the number of the production 
order differs from that of the Navy in 
that letters are used instead of numerals. 
Not to be outdone by the Army and 
Navy, the Department of Commerce has 
its own system of aircraft markings, 
which is as follows: 

Department of Commerce 
C. Commercial. 
R. Restricted (racing, crop dusting, 

photo, etc.) 
X. Experimental. 
G. Glider. 

S. Owned by Federal or State Gov. 
N. Preceding other letter for international 

The Department of Commerce also 
publishes regulations governing the size, 
location, and color of these letters. 

The numbers, of course, are license num- 
bers which are allotted numerically as 
applied for. 

"F4B-4" identifies the plane as a 
"fighter, fourth of its type, built by 
Boeing, fourth production order." 

• When Steve Powell was a little boy (just 
a short time ago) he ran away from 
home and walked backwards all the way 
to New York. (Yes, he finally got onto 
himself and rode himself back.) 


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By Ken Bruning 

• The beautiful person in the above pic- 
ture is none other than our own Ed Bauer 
of the Wings. Ed is that famous "four for 
a dime" man. This particular picture seems 
to have backfired. 

• Have you ever heard the term, "one 
big happy family," applied to the workers 
of any company? Well, the Wing skin 
crew are just that as far as social life 
goes. Lately all the single fellows have 
been getting together nights and week- 
ends with their various girl friends. 

• It's almost remarkable the way in which 
the boys can work together every day, go 
out as a group afterward, and yet get along 
harmoniously. There is no doubt that this 
spirit of brotherliness is noticed in their 
work. It's very seldom indeed that one 
ever finds a "sour puss" around that par- 
ticular section of the plant and the work 
goes along quite efficiently. Two "out- 
siders" are also members of this "Wing 
Assembly." They are Henry Wolf of the 
Spars and Stanley (Smitty) Smith of the 

• Every Saturday afternoon finds the big- 
gest part of the group at Mission Beach 
alternating between swimmings relaxing 
and wrestling. A few nights back nine of 
them and their girl-friends gathered at 
Ocean Beach on a roller skating party. 
The fellows who usually make up this 
group are George Shivas, Jim McCoy, Joe 
Campbell, Bud Mathewson, Ken Bruning, 
Joe Olett, Oliver Ladd, and the two 
named above. We're all looking forward 
to bigger and better times during the re- 
mainder of the summer. 

( Ask "Baldy" Hershey why he thinks the 
mountains are very dangerous. 

• We wonder why Mr. Paddock, of the 
Wing Department Paddocks, has to go 
all the way to El Centro to see a 
"Talkie" picture. Chee wiz, you sho' 
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The [ommercial lonquest of 
the ntlnntic bu Hir 

ONE of the most interesting aeronau- 
tical projects in progress today is the 
commercial conquest of the Atlantic by 
air. To those who are intimately concerned 
with the design of aircraft, and especially 
those who are engaged in analyzing per- 

With all due respect for the accomplish- 
ments which have been achieved, and for 
the visionaries who contributed to the 
service as it now stands, one can imagine 
at the same time what the status of this 
service would be had there been competi- 
tion during its development. The present 

formance data on present day aircraft, the flying equipment certainly would have 
ultimate success of the Atlantic conquest been relegated to the shorter legs of the 

is a foregone conclusion. 

To them the evidence is overwhelming- 
ly in favor of success. It is hard to un- 
derstand why commercial service over the 
Atlantic is not available today instead of 
several years hence. Most certainly, the 
technicians have demonstrated their ability 
to design aircraft to cope with any par- 
ticular mission. The manufacturing fa- 
cilities for producing the equipment are 
available, and the operating personnel are 
ready and eager to undertake the venture 
on a scale which would insure success. 

The problem is being tackled from both 
sides of the Atlantic. The greatest success 
in this venture will come to those who 
push ahead hardest and fastest, who exploit 
the knowledge, facilities, equipment, and 
personnel available, to the utmost. This 
greatest success can come to the United 

route to which its design is more suited. 
The longer legs of the route would be 
utilizing much larger flying boats capable 
of making easily the trips in bad weather, 
and having the comforts and conveniences 
so necessary to this kind of travel. There 
would be few if any cancellations of 
schedules because of weather conditions. 
And probably, the service would be more 

The problem of actually flying the At- 
lantic is not far different from that in the 
Pacific, as reference to figure 1 will show. 
The distances to be covered non-stop are 
comparable. However, the weather of the 
great circle route from New York to Lon- 
don is probably more severe, consequently 
the demands on the flying equipment over 
this route will be more exacting. This 
'Great Circle" route passes approximately 

States only by the rapid utilization of the over Eastport, a seaplane base in the north 

east corner of Maine, St. Johns, New- 
foundland, and Valencia in Ireland. Al- 
though the total distance is 3459 miles, 
the distance between St. Johns and Va- 

means at hand. Profit must be gained by 
past experience. Above all, strong compe- 
tition is needed. The conquest of the Pa- 
cific should bear this out. Here we see a 
monopoly leisurely developing the Pacific 
Air Service while business waits and hopes 
for reliable and rapid transportation. 


Bv T. m. Hemphill 


lencia is only 1930 miles, some 500 miles 
shorter than that between the Pacific Coast 
and the Hawaiian Islands. 

However, this route may prove unsatis- 
factory because of weather conditions, 
especially in winter, when the average 
wind will be approximately 2 5 miles per 

The southern route over Bermuda and 
the Azores, although some 50% longer 
(4500 miles total) has much better 
weather throughout the year. Fog is rare 
and the highest average head wind is only 
20 m.p.h. Furthermore, the occasional 
storms which visit the Bermuda area are 
predictable in advance, because they first 
pass the Atlantic seaboard. This route also 
offers the additional advantage of having 
considerable traffic between Bermuda and 
New York where only a small fuel load 
would be carried. 

The longest leg of this route is only 
2106 miles, approximately 300 miles 
shorter than the longest non-stop Pacific 
hop. Consequently there is no doubt that 
the available equipment will be able to 
repeat the performance achieved in the 
Pacific. However, there is no need for a 
repetition of the Pacific episode. It could 
be used as a step in establishing imme- 
diately, safe and comfortable service 
across the Atlantic. Experience indicates 
that safety, comfort, and reliability of 
service can be obtained readily by increas- 
ing the size of the flying units. 

The fact that there is to be competition 
in the Atlantic conquest will result un- 
doubtedly in much faster progress toward 
the larger types than has been made in the 
Pacific. But this competition will not in- 
sure supremacy for the United States. In 
fact, the rapidity with which the British 
have entered the conquest is a little dis- 
turbing and indicates that more stimula- 
tion is needed on this side of the Atlantic. 
More activity in the United States 
would result if there were two or more 
operating companies on this side. Or if 
there must be a monopoly, two operating 
units of the same company in competition 
would achieve the same purpose and permit 
pooling of data and facilities of mutual 

While such competition would be desir- 
able to speed up progress in this countr\\ 
it should not be necessary to prove the su- 
perior efficiency of larger sizes of flying 
units. The transcontinental airlines have 
been forced bv economic factors to seek 
larger and larger airplanes. The same 
factors will operate even more acutely in 
the transoceanic ser\-ices. People will de- 
mand more comforts and conveniences in 
the longer non-stop transoceanic flights. 


August, 1937 





Bends and Bands 




These demands can be satisfied immediately 
by operating larger flying units. 

Furthermore, there is nothing to fear 
in the construction of large flying boats. 
The DO-X weighing well over 100,000 lbs. 
was flown so long ago that it has been for- 
gotten almost. A modern version of a 
flying boat of this same weight is shown 
by the artist's sketch of figure 2. 

Studies of the required performance and 
the performance to be expected from vari- 
ous flying boats indicates a boat of ap- 
proximately this size would be a logical 
starting point for transoceanic services. 
It is agreed, quite generally, in aeronauti- 
cal circles that the larger sizes are more 
efficient. Why start with less than could be 
obtained? Anything else will have to be 
replaced soon, if the competition is keen. 

It is recognized also that a craft em- 
ploying four engines is probably the best 
for transoceanic service. Therefore, the 
starting point should be the highest gross 
weight which can be lifted from the water 
with four of the most powerful engines 


obtainable. The design of the craft should 
provide for an increase in gross weight 
as soon as more powerful engines are de- 

A flying boat such as that shown could 
cross the Atlantic easily non-stop with 
15,000 lbs. of payload, at two hundred 
miles per hour. At this speed the trip would 
last less than a day, and would not tire the 
passengers. They could be afforded every 
convenience for complete comfort. There 
would be sufficient room for them to move 
around and enjoy the milder forms of 
recreation. If the craft were to fly making 
two stops proportionately larger payloads 
could be carried. 

People who travel will demand the best 
service possible, and the company who will 
give it to them will be assured success in 
this great Atlantic Conquest. 

The author does not claim the data 
presented herein to be original nor can 
he testify to its accuracy. It represents 
data which has accumulated over a con- 
siderable period of time from various 


A COMPLETED airplane with its 
smooth, sleek lines is a beautiful 
sight; but it is difficult for the ordinary 
person to imagine the complexity of its 
plumbing system. 

Formerly, most forced landings were 
traceable to gas or oil line trouble. But 
today, even the most skilled plumber 
would be helpless trying to locate trouble 
in a modern fighting plane if the lines 
were not marked. To this end, and for 
purposes of inspection and replacement 
of an airplane plumbing system, the end 
of each length of airplane tubing is 
marked with a color band or combinations 
of color bands. 

The fuel line, which of course is all im- 
portant, is marked with single bright red 
bands. Lubricating Oil Lines carry single 
yellow bands. On ships using liquid cool- 
ing agencies it is necessary to distinguish 
Prestone from water lines. Thus Prestone 
is distinguished with a band of white on 
either side of a single black band, while 
water lines are marked with a single white 
band. Fire extinguisher lines have single 
brown bands. Seagoing craft carrying 
flotation equipment for emergency pur- 
poses have their lines marked with single 
light blue bands. High altitude ships 
equipped with an oxygen system use single 
light green bands on these lines. Lines to the 
air-speed indicator are marked with single 
black bands. Manifold Pressure lines have 
white and light blue bands. Vacuum lines 
white and light green. Hydraulic Pressure 
oil lines light blue on both sides of a single 
yellow band. Compressed air lines carry 
a pair of light blue and light green bands. 
Exhaust Analyser lines carry a light blue 
and brown combination. 

This plant has adopted an interesting 
and unique method for applying these 
color bands. Bands of various colors are 
painted on specially treated decalcomania 
paper. The color is applied as a transfer 
operation, thereby eliminating the neces- 
sity of waiting for individual colors to 
dry, and also lessening the danger of 
colors running. 

We want you to know that "Benny" 
Leonard's gang turned in a swell job. The 
system was developed by Orville Hubbard, 
who deserves credit for his seemingly easy 
solution of a tough job. 

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p. SHOP, 


THE Del Mar track is closed for the 
season! The track's closing brings a 
sigh of relief to many of the men in our 
department, including myself, who took 
beating after beating trying to prove that 
you can beat the horses. Among those from 
our shop whom I noticed at the closing day 
at Del Mar, were John Myers, John Woro- 
bec, Elmer Buschbaum, Harry Miller, Lou 
Miller, and Bill Liddle. 

The prize for committing the best boner 
of the season goes without a doubt to Bill 
Liddle. He bought a ticket on a certain 
horse and after the horse came in paying 
a good price, much to Bill's embarrassment 
he couldn't find his ticket. Needless to 
say Bill hasn't got over it yet. 

Yes, the season is all over now, but next 
year when Del Mar reopens, you can bet 
the same fellows will be back there rooting 
for their horses to hit the wire first, and 
undoubtedly still trying to find a way to 
beat the ponies. 

Henry Golem, Jimmy Patten, Fred 
Otto, Art Scodes and myself journeyed to 
Los Angeles several weeks ago to witness 
the fights at Gilmore Stadium. Art, who 
is a good friend of Alberto Lovell, the 
coming heavyweight champion, so we all 
think, worked as a second in Lovell's cor- 
ner during his fight, and brought him good 
luck, as Lovell won an easy ten round de- 
cision. Henry has his car fixed for sleeping 
in the back so Art, Fred and I slept most 
of the way home. All the rights were good 
and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely 

and are looking forward to our next trip 
to Los Angeles. 


Bob Williams has just returned from a 
month's vacation, during which time he 
motored back to Buffalo. He says he had a 
fine trip but was glad to get back to San 


"Red" Smith motored to Long Beach in 
his recently purchased Ford. On his return 
he was lamenting about the gas and oil 
his car used. "Pop" Felton offers the sug- 
gestion that Red buy a '29 Buick like he 
has. Pop says his Buick runs on air. 

In our ranks has arisen one of the fore- 
most tennis instructors and enthusiasts of 
the vicinity, namely Matty Wielopolski. 
On Sundays he may be seen trying to put 
over his points to some of the boys in the 
shop, but somehow it seems to be one 
thing to read how tennis should be played 
and another to play it. Matt has read all 
the leading authorities on tennis and still 
he gets beat. He is thinking very seriously 
of hiring Don Budge to coach him, but 
then he figures he will be so good that no 
one will play him. Well, Matt, if you ever 
think of giving up the game and want to 
take up a sport where you won't have so 
much grief, whatever you do, don't st