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JANUARY • 1941 

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Volume 6 

January, 1941 

Number 1 


The San Diego Woman's Philharmonic 
Committee presented the world-renowned 
Bruno Walter conducting the Los Angeles 
Philharmonic Orchestra in their first con- 
cert of the season December 3. The second 
concert will be January 14 at the Orph- 
eum Theater with John BarbiroUi of the 
New York Philharmonic Orchestra con- 
ducting. The third concert, February 18, 
will be conducted by Igar Stravinsky. The 
conductor of the fourth concert, March 
18, will be announced later. Mrs. B. A. 
Buker, at Thearle Music Co., has charge of 
ticket sales. 

Christmas Charity Ball 

Br C. H. Hahii 

THE First Annual Christmas Charity 
Ball sponsored by the Sheet Metal De- 
partment under the supervision of Mr. 
Henry Liegel, was held at the Eagles Hall 
December 'l 4, 1940. 

After weeks of preparation and ticket 
sales activity, all was in readiness to re- 
ceive our charitable guests. Dancing started 
at 9:00 p.m. to the music of Bill Hart- 
ford's orchestra. A floor show presented 
by Jean Jurad Studio and Gladys Bowen 
Studio, was the highlight of the evening, 
featuring Ballet, Acrobatic, Tap and 
Chorus Dancing. 

The candy stand under Mary Jane Up- 
ton's management, added a carnival atmos- 
phere to the Ball, and indeed was the 
center of activity. 

The surprise of the evening was the 
talented vocal renditions of our fellow 
worker, "Chuck" Morgan, who not only 
filled the bill as a Master of Ceremonies, 
but also did justice to several popular 

All in all, our Charity Ball was a great 
success, and 150 families benefited by our 
lovely Christmas baskets. 

The committee, once more wish to thank 
all who made our program possible. We 
regret that we cannot thank each and 
every one of our contributors personally, 
but we hope this note may compensate. 
To all . . . our appreciation . . . thanks, 
and "Holiday Greetings." 

At a recent meeting, the Public Rela- 
tions Committee of the Aeronautical 
Chamber of Commerce of America was 
reorganized and expanded to broaden the 
scope of the Chamber's Information ac- 
tivities in view of the increased public in- 
terest in aviation. Among the members of 
the reorganized committee we note Edgar 
N. Gott, our vice-president and public 
relations director. 


"Here Today," the excruciatingly 
funny comedy hit by George Oppen- 
hcimer, which scored sensational successes 
In New York and London, will be the next 
major production of San Diego Commun- 
ity Theatre, opening January 13 at Globe 
Theatre, Balboa Park. 

This amateur theatrical group, after 
producing seven successful plays over the 
past 10 months, now expects to score 
another triumph in this play. The Com- 
munity Theatre's membership is open to 
all citizens sincerely interested in drama, 
and Betty Crates Dennis, executive di- 
rector, cordially invites all Cotiiolidated 
employees interested to contact her about 
joining the group. She may be reached 
at Main 3410. 

There will be a gala "first night" at the 
opening of "Here Today." Many of the 
city's leaders in social, business and pro- 
fessional life will be among those attend- 
ing. Reservations for that, and succeeding 
nights, may be made at Thearle's, 640 
Broadway, Main 4122. 


Attention has been called to dis- 
turbances being created by a small num- 
ber of our employees who live in apart- 
ment houses. Particularly, night shift men 
coming in from work in the wee, sma' 
hours of the morning, frequently are as 
noisy as they were arriving from work in 
the middle of the afternoon. This noise 
is quite disturbing to the remainder of 
the residents of the apartment, and this 
nightly awakening reduces the efficiency 
of day workers living nearby. Come on, 
fellows, let us co-operate with our neigh- 


EFFECTIVE 1 January 1941, in addi- 
tion to his oth/fr duties which now 

embrace assistance (from Consolidated 

Aircraft Corporation's standpoint) to Mr. 

James H. Roper, representative of Defense 

Plant Corporation, on Plancor Project 20, 

William F. Ingold will become Director of 

Plant Protection. His duties will be as 


He will have direct charge of Plant Police, 
Plant Fire Department and Plant Jan- 

In general, he will be responsible for pro- 
tection of the Plant and the personnel 
as regards fire, theft, sabotage, espionage 
and accidents. 

He will from time to time recommend 
protective measures to heads of the 
various departments in the Factory and 
their cooperation is expected. 

He will coordinate the efforts along pro- 
tective lines of our various departments 
with those of the Navy and Army In- 
telligence and the F. B. I. 

With the assistance of the Pacific Coast 
Fire Underwriters Association and of 
Messrs. Van Dusen, Kelley, Newman, 
Maloney and Stanberry, and under direct 
supervision of Mr. Ingold, we will in- 
stall a complete Sprinkler System and 
procure adequate fire protection equip- 

He will cooperate with the Secretary of the 
Corporation to the end that our fire 
insurance rates may be lowered and the 
amounts of insurance available may be 
He will endeavor to conduct all operations 
within the budget for the purpose out- 
lined and given him by the undersigned. 
He will make a monthly report in writing 
to the President, with copy to the Sec- 
retary, covering all phases of his work. 


H. H. Arnold, Deputy Chief of 
Staff for Air, was given the title 
Lieutenant General in the December 
Coiisolidator through a printer's 
error. This should have read: Major 
General H. H. Arnold. We regret 
this error. — Ed. 

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 glodiv qranted any established publication provided proper credit is given the 
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A GROUP of giggling gals made their 
.way to Coronado one evening to 
visit Ruth Spreen, whose house over there 
is "to-o-o-o cute for words." Gathered 
in the Spreen living room, all chattering 
at once, were Betty Mizer, Cedelia Ash- 
ley, Evelyn Parkins, Bertha Peel, Evelyn 
Kells, Mary Eleanor Meredith, Louise Gir- 
odon and yours truly. We were guinea 
pigs that evening as Ruth tried her skill 
at baking a cake for the first time since 
becoming Mrs. Spreen. It's o.k. for her 
to bake one for Eddie as we lived to ap- 
prove it. 

Another Consolidator to change names 
is Helen Silcox who became Helen Janitz 
in Yuma on December 7. Best wishes! 

Norma Haugard kinda likes bowling 
since she received such personal info from 
a champion about the art of bowling. 

Iris Armistead and Bea Jackson had a 
good laugh one noon at the restaurant 
when one of them ordered "lemonade" 
and the waitress said seriously, "on toast?" 
Is this the modern way of serving lemon- 
ade or did one of the femmes sound as 
tho' she said "scrambled eggs?" 

The big event of the year — the girls' 
annual Christmas party — is scheduled for 
the 20th of December in the Gold Room 
of the U. S. Grant Hotel. That means 
getting the low-down on the gals when 
they let their hair down and celebrate. 
Hope to see interesting sights to record in 
the ole' femme column next month! 

Heard on a recent radio broadcast: 
Generally speaking, women are generally 

Edi tor's Note: 

Our capable reporter of feminine news. 
Miss Kathleen Schneider, has at last broken 
down and given us permission to publish 
the fact that Mr. Johnny Flowers of 
Welding is the lucky man, and that the 
event will take place sometime in April. 
Kathleen was seen wearing a beautiful 
diamond in the latter part of August, and 
although reporting other important events 
through her column, declined permission 
to publish her own until this issue. Con- 
gratulations to Kathleen and to Johnny 


Beautiful mantel clocks that announce the 
hour and half hour on soft musical chords. 
These add a note of warmth to the living room 
— especially in a new home. 


Alarm clocks made to sell at $1.25 ore now 
being offered at only 65c. Clocks come in 3 
colors and ore guaranteed to awaken you on 
dark mornings. 

Our Optical Deportment open Wednesday 
evenings by appointment. 


ON December 9th formal announce- 
ment was made of another Consoli- 
dated expansion, and that our present size 
will be virtually doubled. Nearing com- 
pletion now are the new Final Assembly 
Building and Small Parts Assembly Build- 
ings here on Lindbergh Field. With the 
expansion completed by those buildings 
(estimated for mid-January) our Lind- 
bergh Field plant manufacturing area will 
have increased by some 10 times over the 
original 193 5 plant, or 1000'^/, in a 
growth of just over 5 years. 

The huge new Parts Plant will be lo- 
cated about 1 and ^ f, miles north of the 
Lindbergh Field site, on the opposite side of 
Pacific Highway, and will add 1,5 5 3,000 
square feet of covered manufacturing area, 
virtually doubling the ten-fold expansion 
which is nearing completion at this time. 
The entire new Parts Plant is scheduled 
to be completed and in full operation 
by June, 1941. This plant is com- 
posed of a group of eight buildings with 
a total roofed area* of 1,5 53,000 square 
feet, plus loading platform of 64,000 
square feet. Cost is to run between six 
and one-half and seven millions of dol- 
lars. The factory site is 52 acres in size, 
with an adjacent area of 72 acres which 
is to be used for parking facilities. Com- 
bined personnel to operate both plants is 
estimated at 30,000. New buildings will be 
similar in type to present Consolidated 
structures. All buildings will be of the 
latest type and design, especially en- 
gineered for modern aircraft manufac- 
turing. Our oldest factor^' building today 
is less than 5 ' 2 years old, so that our com- 
bined facilities probably are the most 
modern and efficient in existence. 

A complete article on the new plant 
has been promised for an early issue. 

Robert F. Jones, assistant to the Plant 
Engineer, was the proud father of a six- 
pound, twelve-ounce son November 19. 
Bob says that young Calvin Hanger Jones 
alreadv has a baseball glove and bat, so 
is all ready for spring training. 

Bill Brown, No. 17098, reports the birth 
of a son, Clarence William Brown, on No- 
vember 4th. The baby weighed 7 pounds 
even at birth. Congratulations to all! 


At 1095 C. first Street, National City 

NEW" (Readv about January 1, 1041> 4 rooms. J BR. 
bath, garage, hardwood floors - 'knotty' oine interior 
finish, red wood siding (no olaster or stucco). Lot 
SOx 12215 feet. $150-cash. Balance $,'2 per month. 
(Includes taxes, interest, and oavmentsl. 

Price $2650 

Paid up in 12^^ years. \o bords or sssessmen's 


January, 1941 


Louis Widener, a Hull No. 1 riveter, 
married Miss Ruth Merritt of his home 
town, Kansas City, Kan. The ceremony 
took place at noon before a justice of the 
peace in the Yuma Court House, Decem- 
ber 14 , 1940. The Wideners plan to make 
their home in an apartment on Kettner 
blvd. »*l 


The Consair Concert Orchestra, under 
the direction of Edward G. Borgens, 
played a National Defense Day concert 
at the Central Christian church Sunday, 
November 17. A number of Army, Navy 
and Marine personnel as well as Coiisoli- 
dators. and the congregation enjoyed the 
program, which consisted of: "Stars and 
Stripes Forever," "Poet and Peasant Over- 
ture," "I Dream of Jeannie," and "Wake 
Up, America." 


Union Oil's recent radio letter contest 
elicited many moving essays. Among them 
was this prize-winner from Mr. Hobart 
Franks of Phoenix, Arizona. 

"Today I picked up a clod from my 
yard, broke it, and as it sifted through 
my fingers I realized for the first time that 
this was more than just dust. This was a 
tiny piece of America. I owned a rare 
treasure. A bit of the only soil left in the 
world today where a man can stand free 
and unafraid. I was standing on a piece 
of America, a few feet around and a 
thousand miles deep. 

Here alone, in all the world, could I 
build my future, knowing that it would 
be secure, and raise children with the 
knowledge that they, and their children, 
could enjoy that same security. I could 
stand on my tiny piece of America, think 
freely and say what I thought, do what 
I pleased, shrink from no man and call 
upon whatever God I chose. 

Three deeds protect my land. One is 
locked in my strongbox, my purchase 
deed. The others are enshrined, and locked 
in the hearts of every American, — the 
Declaration of Independence, and the Con- 

I am a fortunate man, the indisputable 
owner of my own life and the land on 
which to live it. I am an American." 

— from Union Oil Bulletin. 

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The following announcement was received 
from a ComoUdator whose mouch is watering 
for an eastern shore dinner. 

"If a sufficient number of employees can 
be secured, it is planned to have a real 
old fashioned oyster and clam supper in 
the near future. 

The oysters and clams will be shipped 
direct from Maryland to us and will be 
of finest quality and flavor — and will be 
served on the half-shell as well as stewed 
and fried. 

Of course there will be plenty of beer 
and other good things that go to make up 
a real shore dinner — dancing throughout 
the evening. 

If you are interested in joining us, please 
turn in your name and department as well 
as your clock number to the Welfare Office 
at once stating the number of persons in 
your party." *^ 

The Aircraft manufacturers in the last 
year added more than 100,000 shop em- 
ployees and increased productive shop 
space from 11,900,000 square feet to 
22, J 00,000 square feet, with approxi- 
mately the same increases still to come. 

Miss Tyrrell (Toy) Nester, of Laguna 
Beach and Washington, was the guest of 
Alice Vincent for a week, and attended 
the Sheet Ball with Jim McCachern. Lucky 
Jim, the boys said. 



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WITH new faces coming in here 
every month it is difficult to know 
all the new persons, although we can see 
that the newcomers are a swell bunch. 
Turning it around the other way, it prob- 
ably is an almost impossible task for the 
newcomer to know all our men, so this is 
a GET ACQUAINTED issue of the Con- 
solidator. Last month we had the oppor- 
tunity of presenting a few of our leaders 
through their articles as you will recall, 
and we ran special pictures of them so that 
you would recognize them in the future 
and know some part at least of what they 
do here. This time we're running a few 
more (taken for the most part just as 
you had your identification picture taken) 
and we're running a bit about each of 
these men. 

The best way to get acquainted, es- 

pecially when there's work to be done and 
not much time can be wasted on formality, 
is the good old American way of simply 
saying, "Howdy! Glad to know ya," and 
that's the spirit in which this issue is pre- 
sented, for we have plenty of work to be 
done. The pictures here presented, with 
a few exceptions of some that were al- 
ready made for other purposes, are simply 
snapshots of our men "as is," without any 
attempt to touch up the prints as they 
were developed. They were taken just as 
your own identification pictures were 
taken — in fact with the same equipment 
at any time that was handy and could 
be spared by the men. Most of the photos 
don't do the men justice like a touched-up 
gift photo might — but that's not what 
they were taken for. They were taken 
simply to enable you to identify these 



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men just as you might see them in the 
shop, any time of day or night as the 
case might be. 

And one thing more about the photos 
and the men who appear. Every person is 
naturally anxious to appear his best in a 
photo. You can't blame a person for that. 
Several of the men got a big smile or laugh 
out of their own appearance as the photos 
caught them, but not a single one insisted 
that his be done over! All entered whole- 
heartedly into the spirit of getting ac- 
quainted. Due to the fact that the photog- 
rapher was available only during the day, 
several of the men made special day trips 
down here to the plant to have their pic- 
tures taken. Two of them, unable to make 
it during the day — had their pictures 
snapped on the outside! Summing it all 
up, that's a 100*^; spirit of co-operation — 
so let's GET ACQUAINTED! On the 
part of the men here shown we say, 
"Howdy! Glad to know ya!" 

Note: It was not possible to get the 
pictures and notes on all our present fore- 
men on the rather short notice for this 
issue, but we'll show the balance as soon 
as possible — probably in the next issue. 

GEORGE WIRE, Foreman of the Hull Depart- 
ment, was one of tlie many ConsoliJalcJ men 
who were born in Buffalo. New York. The date 
of his birth was September. 1906. His schooling, 
however, included graduation from Salt Lake 
City, Utah's, grammar and high school, which 
was finished with 4 years of night school work 
in Buffalo. During high school he worked on the 
Circulation Department of a Salt Lake City 
paper, and covered the school activities. He ser\"ed 
time as a sheet metal worker at Carey Roofing 
& Sheet Metal Works. Buffalo, New York; joined 
CoiisoliJa/cJ in 1928 as a bench hand on hulls. 
He was promoted to his present position last 
November. His hobbies arc golfing, fishing and 
playing cards, but he is particularly fond of his 
7-year-old daughter. Carol Ann. 

A. G. HARTMANN is Foreman of Tanks on 
the night shift. He was born September 6. 1908; 
secured his schooling through S years of grade 
and 4 years of trade school. Four years were 
spent in iron construction blacksmith work, and 
.1 years as a tinsmith before he joined Coti^olidafcd 
in 1910. He started with us as a tinsmith and 
was promoted to his present position last July. 
His hobbies are sightseeing and picnic trips on 
week ends, as well as the sponsoring of depart- 
mental sports. 

GEORGE YOUNG, Foreman of the Metal 
Bench Dept., is of Irish and German descent, 
and was born in Buffalo, New York, where he 
attended grade and high school. His early e-s- 
pcriencc included inspection work with the Pierce 






Arrow Motor Car Company; E. R. Thomas Com- 
pany as Inspector and Machine Shop Foreman. 
He also served with the Sterling Marine Engineer- 
ing Company as Inspector and was Senior Navy 
Inspector, Bureau of Steam Engineering. U.S.N., 
for S years, 1914-1919; also held the position of 
Inspector with the Curtiss Airplane Company. 
Joined Consolidati'd in 1924 as a bench hand and 
was promoted to his present position in 1 926. 
He finds relaxation in his hobby of gardening. 

CHARLES TAILEK, Foreman of the Tool 
Room, was born March 18, 1900, in Sweden. 
Finished public school in Sweden, he had ten 
years machinist experience in the United States 
and Sweden before joining Consolidated in Octo- 
ber, 1927, as a tool maker. Arriving in Brooklyn 
from Sweden in 1923, Tailer worked for the 
American Machine and Foundry Company for a 
few months when he decided to see all of the 
United States. Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Chicago, 
San Francisco, Springfield, Mass., and Miami were 
all his home before he returned to Buffalo in 1926 
to work for Worthing ton Pump Company until 
October, 1 927. Promoted to his present position 
October 16, 1935, Tailer spends his spare time 

C. H. (CHRIS) ENGELHARDT, after 4 years 
of high school and 4 years at the Sargent Trade 
School in New Haven, became a tool and die 
maker with the Sargent Lock Company. Later he 
joined the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, 
A. C. Gilbert Toy & Erector Company, and 
General Aircraft. He also served in the same 
capacity with the Hall Aluminum Company, Cur- 
tiss Airplane, and Niagara Machine & Tool Com- 
pany. He started with Consolidated as a tool and 
die maker in February of 1930. In May, 4 years 
later, he was promoted to Foreman of the Draw 
Bench, the position he now holds. Chris has been 
responsible for the development of many of the 
unique draw bench machines in his department, 
and has evolved production tools of outstanding 
merit in this field. Chris takes to boating and 
fishing on his days off. 

ROBT. (BOB) BIDDLE, Head of the Main- 
tenance Wood Mill Dept., joined Consolidated in 
1954, and gained his start, as he puts it, as a 
straight laborer, having worked up by 1956 to 
take his present position as Foreman of the Main- 
tenance Wood Mill. Bob was born In January 
of 1898 in Cape May, New Jersey, is American, 
his ancestors of English descent came to America 
in 1681. He attended West Seneca High School 
and the New York Institute of Photography. 
Photography, swimming, fishing, and horseback 
riding are the hobbies he pursues. He served an 
early apprenticeship and became a ship jointer in 
a Buffalo drydock; was assistant cameraman for 
White Studios and Universal Pictures; and Fore- 


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man of the Semi-finish Stock Room for Curtiss 
Airplane Company during the first world war. 

/. L. (BENNY) LEONARD was born in Dela- 
ware, Ohio, in 189S. Before coming to Coii- 
solhliilcd he had 10 years' experience as Foreman 
Finisher at Martin Aircraft; was 22 months with 
the U. S. Air Mail; 18 months with the Chand- 
ler Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio; and 22 
months, 16 of which were overseas, in the SOth 
Aero Squadron, U. S. Army. He joined Coii- 
soUdalcd in 1934 and started as Foreman Fin- 
isher. His chief hobby and relaxation is hunting 
minerals in the mountains and desert to add to 
his collection. 

/. 'W. (]1M) MUSSEN, foreman of Final 
Assembly, was born July 10, 1901, of Irish 
ancestry in Lockport, N. Y. After finishing high 
school in Buffalo, was a sheet metal roller for the 
American Brass Company, Buffalo with 

U. S. Army Air Corps at Kelley Field, Langley 
Field, and 3 years at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. 
Took part in bombing obsolete battleships off the 
Virginia Capes in 1923. Joined Conwlhlafcil April 
4, 1927, as a mechanic. Went to Sourh America 
as a mechanic with Leigh Wade the next year, 
and spent 9 months visiting most of the coun- 
tries selling PT3's. Sports are his hobby. Jim 
was promoted to his present position October 1, 
1940. On Friday the 13 th of December Jim 
had a baby girl, 8 pounds, named Caroline Marie. 

E. (EDDIE) VOELKLE, Night Foreman of 
Sheet Metal, hails from Buffalo, N. Y. Of German 
parentage, he was born July 12, 190S. After fin- 
ishing high school, he worked for the American 
Radiator Co., Eberhart Aeroplane & Motor Co., 
and the Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Co., before 
joining CoinolhlatcJ as a bench hand and layout 
man in October, 1926. Was promoted to present 
position September, 193S. Horticulture, reading, 
and all kinds of sports occupy Voelkle's spare 

H. (HANK) LIEGEL. Foreman of Sheet Metal 
Department, was born in Lancaster, N. Y., in 
1891. Graduated as a marine engineer from ICS 
and had 18 years experience with Curtiss Aero- 
nautical Corporation, Hall Aluminum Aircraft 
Corporation, and G. Elias Bro. Aircraft Com- 
pany before joining Consolidateil as a bench hand 
in March, 1931. Promoted to present position 
August 1, 1938. Hank devotes his spare time to 
all kinds of sports. 

G. V. HARRISON, Foreman of the Drop 
Hammer, Foundry, and Plaster Shop, was born 
July 20, 1910, in Dayton, Ohio, of American 
ancestry. Attended Washington School and Sti- 
vers Co-operative School, both of Dayton. For 
thirteen years has had a wide and varied exper- 
ience in almost every type of aircraft fabrication, 
having worked for Russell Parachute Co., West- 
ern Air Express, Douglas Aircraft Co., Solar 

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Aircraft Co., and Vultce Aircraft Co. before 
joining Consolidated January 1, 193 9, as assistant 
foreman. Harrison is a licensed parachute rigger. 
Recently moved up to his present position as 
Foreman. When he has any spare time, he can 
either be found tinkering around with machinery 
or else sport fishing or hunting. 

T. J. (TOM) COUCHLIN has recently be- 
come Engineer in Charge of the Experimental 
Department. He is Irish, and was born in Eliza- 
beth, New Jersey, in 1893. Schooling included 
St. Benedict's College, Georgetown University, and 
graduation from Sacred Heart School, Elizabeth, 
New Jersey. His experience prior to Cotnolida/i'd 
Aircraft includes Chief Draftsman at Springfield 
Armory, Mass.; Chief Draftsman at Washington, 
D. C, Ordnance Dept.; and Chief Engineer- 
Draftsman at McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio. He 
worked at Babcock & Wilcox, on Boiler Con- 
struction as major layout man. He joined Con- 
soiidatcd in February of 1937 as Detail Drafts- 
man, later becoming Chief Loftsman and on 
November 16th, 1940, was promoted to his pres- 
ent position. He, incidentally, worked on the 
original design of the Garand semi-automatic 
rifle which included all tool, fixture and gauge 
designs; also worked on the Browning machine 
guns, and several other Army ordnance pieces. 
He enjoys bowling, golfing and all sports, ex- 
celling in all of them. 

JOHN P. HOPMAN, Night Foreman of Pri- 
mary Assembly, was born of Holland-Dutch an- 
cestry in Rochester, N. Y., January 18, 1910. 
Finished at West High School, Rochester, and 
was with Taylor Aircraft Corp., Curtiss-Wright, 
Hall Aluminum Aircraft Corp., and Sikorski Air- 
craft. Started with Thomas-Morse when they 
joined Consolidated. Promoted to present position 
December 1, 1940. Relaxes with all kinds of 
sports, fishing in particular, and is treasurer of 
Consair Rod and Reel Club. 

EARL WESP, foreman of the Wood Shop, 
was born in 1907 in East Hamburg, New York; 
received his elementary training and technical 
high school work in Buffalo. His early experience 
was with the American Radiator Company and 
J. P. Devine, as an apprentice pattern maker. 
He ioined Consolidated in January of 192S as a 
journeyman, and was promoted to his position 
of Wood Shop Foreman the first of April, 193S. 
Although Earl is one of our most reticent and 
least talkative of Foremen, we know that he 
has had a far greater experience than he has 
indicated, and he capably directs his large crew 
in the Wood Shop. Earl finds his relaxation in 
geology, having collected an excellent array of 
mineral, crystal and semi-precious stones. He also 
lists as a hobby a phase of the work he directs 
— model building — and he devotes a portion of 
time u, R..V Scout work. 

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8. Brakes New 

9. Transmission 

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12. Front Axle 

13. Shock Absorbers 

14. Steering Gear 

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16. Speedometer 


17. Wheel Alignment 

18. Generator 


19. Springs-Front 

20. Springs-Rear 

21. Door Handles 


22. Dash Lights 


23. Spore Tire 


24. Inside Trim Work 

25. Running Boards 

26. Bumpers Checked 

27. Floor Mot-Front 

28. Floor Mat-Reor 

29. Brake Pedal 


30. Windshield 


31. Windshield 


32. Hub Cops 

33. Radiator Grill 

34. Lamps 

35. Glass 

36. Tires 

37. Top and Curtains 

38. Battery 

39. Motor Cleaned 

40. Motor Painted 

41. Metal Trim 

42. Trunk Cleaned 

43. Bumper Guards 

44. Fenders 

45. Point Spotted 

46. Point Complete 

47. Radio Checked 

48. Upholstery 

49. Body Rattles 

50. Body Tightened 

51. Body 

52. Oil Drained 

53. Greased 

54. Head Lamps 


55. Lub.-Tronsmission 

56. Lub. -Differential 

57. Kick Pods 

58. Final Inspection 

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By Bob Harshaw 

HAVING reached a point where I be- 
lieve a fresh slant would improve 
our Wood Shop Chips, I hereby dedicate 
the job of compiling this column to Bob 
Harshaw. Anyone in future having any 
items to insert, please note the change. 
Thanks to all the boys who have helped 
me in the past, and a Happy New Year to 
all of you. 

— Sincerely, J. E. Hodgson. 

Tom Bell, who passed away December 
9, will long be remembered with affection 
by his many friends in the wood shop and 
throughout the entire plant. His cheerful 
and friendly attitude will be felt as a 
personal loss to those who knew him inti- 
mately. He is survived by six children, 
Isabell and Corrine of Cleveland, Ohio; 
Thomas W., Jr., U.S.S. Yorktown, Hono- 
lulu; and Richard, Dorothy, and Gene of 
Suncrest. Tom joined the Consolidated 
family in 195 J. 

Another Consolidator arrived at Mercy 
Hospital December 15. Miss Susan Rolfe 
Faust weighed in at 7 pounds, i^'/z 
ounces. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. Bill 
Faust, representing wood shop. Mother and 
daughter doing fine. 

Dwight Etching seems to have quite an 
interest in State College. Could it be that 
certain blonde? 

Al Young, our foreign war correspond- 

ent says everything is quiet on the Western 

Rumor has it that Wally Isom will soon 
be trucking down that middle aisle with 
a very lovely young lady. Is that the reason 
for those dreamy eyes, Wally? 

William "Sailor" Jensen is a very proud 
father these days. Jane Ellen Jensen ar- 
rived December 3. The entire family is 
doing very well. 

You can't take your money with you 
says Bob Harshaw and Jim Gouren, so 
they broke down and bought new cars. 

They always come back. C. Tomlinson, 
once a big businessman from the north is 
back to Patterns. (He is also interested 
in furs.) Lots of luck, Tom. 

Henry Jensen, our dural king, has had 
a faraway look these last few weeks since 
wife and daughter are away visiting in 
the east. Take it easy, Hank, they'll be 

Jack Benkner, the king fish of the south 
end, reports everything under control. 

Seen and overheard in the woodshop: 
Mike Mullican wearing a black bow tie. 
Mourning for someone, Mike? 

To be confined at home with the flu 
for a week or so is such common stuff these 
hectic days that it doesn't make news, 
even in the wood shop column. However, 
we are wondering what kind of complica- 
tions could leave a man afflicted with a 
moniker such as "Vitamin B" McCormick? 


Br Red Boyle 

The mad Russian, B. L. Bolzoff, re- 
cently won another prize at a poultry 
show with his string of capons. A few 
more ribbons and he will be the capon 
king of Chula Vista. 

We are glad to welcome Al Ghiloni 
back to the plaster slinging crew. 

G. Wood worth is back again from a 
long absence. I wonder if all the stories 
he tells about those nurses at the hospital 
are true! 

We all want to thank D. Klinger for 
those cigars. John Ghiloni passed out some 
cigars, too. They were election results. 

We are going to give Joe Miller a 
silk hat and spats and gloves for Christ- 
mas. They will go well with his new 

All that can be said about our picnic 
IS that we all had a wet good time. 

J. Debs thinks it rains more in the 
summer time than it does in the city. 

D. Robinson says that he and a certain 
young lady went over to Yuma Decem- 
ber 7. Congratulations, pal. But why be 
so quiet about it? We didn't treat Dave 
so bad as to scare you, did we? 

Jack Gott, Production Department, 
was recently feted on his twenty-fifth 
birthday with a party given b)' his father, 
Edgar N. Gott. Among those attending 
were Mrs. Edgar N. Gott, Misses Velma 
Montague, Kathleen Schneider, Stephanie 
Gott, Alice Holsclaw; Messrs. Johnny 
Flowers, John Forsman, Jerry Wheeler 
and Edgar N. Gott. 

SEE THE 1941 


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January, 1941 

Highlights From Welding Nights 

By Bert Bailey and Myron Olmsted 

Frank Hughes, Merle Goodhart and 
"Woodie" Rodgers are all the proud owners 
of new cars. They can't say the boys on 
Night Shift aren't running around in class. 

Archie Knighton spent a busy month 
moving from EI Cajon to East San Diego 
and then to Suncrest — and also attended 
traffic court to settle a small matter of a 
ticket for speeding. 

Congratulations to the Homer Higbees! 
On November 19 David Alfred, weighing 
8 lbs. was delivered by papa stork. Mother 
and baby are doing fine and it won't be 
much longer until "Pop" Higbee has fully 
recovered. Thanks for the cigars. 

During the middle of November Blair 
Rogers, Vic Perry, Willard Fuson, Bert 
Bailey, and Myron Olmsted went on a 
quick week-end trip to Death Valley and 
Mt. Whitney. Everyone had a swell time 
and there were so many sights to see that 
everyone couldn't click their cameras fast 

enough. Blair and Willard had to amuse 
themselves by having their flashlight go 
out while they were down in the depths 
of a borax mine. While they were figuring 
a way out their friends went looking for 
more worthwhile things to do outside the 
mine. The weather was cloudy and cool 
which made the trip an enjoyable one. 

Bud Hicks, our star plater, was out 
several days from a tonsillectomy, but was 
back before long feeling fit as a fiddle. 

Bill "Bring 'em back dead or alive" 
Berkheimer has been mourning over the 
loss of his favorite shotgun which, in some 
unexplainable way, fell overboard while 
he was duck hunting at Morena. You've 
gotta watch these ducks. Bill. They're full 
of tricks. 

Paul J. Ferrara says he would appreciate 
it if his friends would put him wise next 
time they run him for U. S. Senator. Nice 
going, "Senator." You managed to get 
a few votes from your friends. 

Sports Parade . . . 

"Remember me?" These are the last 
words of 'ol man 1940. The Cansair boys 
of all athletic branches wish every reader 
of this Consolidator — 

"May every hour of every day of the 
coming year. 

Bring you the blessings of Happiness, 
Contentment and Good Cheer." 

The game of golf is drawing more and 
more of our boys. There's Ray Tuite, Carl 
Cole, my brother Walt, Royal Wilkinson, 
and even I am coming back to the game 
with a strong 113. So far, our solution 
has been solved through the results of the 
latest Consair Golf Tourney. Red Chaplin 
won the Class B title very handily; you'll 
have to ask Paul (Revere) Willoughby 
about the Class A crown. 

There's a strong rumor going about the 
shop that if Chas. H. Miller hadn't gotten 
the flu, a dark horse would have upset the 
golf-cart. Who knows? 

The bowling parade still marches on, 
despite the arguments about the Rose 
Bowl results. It took Eddie Raymond's 
191, 257 and 154 to win four points for 
his team a couple of Monday mornings 

By Matt. Wielopohki 

There is still the one man, E. Sherwood, 
who holds high single game honors with a 
250. A month ago, the contending machine 
shop team had only 4 marks going into 
the 6th frame, still they won three points 
that blue Monday. Not so long ago, yours 
truly bowled consistent 110, 111 and 113 
games to lose four points for Eddie Ray- 
mond's unusual team. At this time the 
strong Heat Treat, F. A. Electricians, 
and the Accounting teams are leading the 
three Consair Bowling leagues. 
Bits of odd sport news — 

Homer Shaylor still believes that no 
one can take away his Consair Tennis 

Tommy Mendez will defend his Con- 
sair Badminton title ag'in any Consolidated 

Tom Coughlin thinks that the boys are 
pressing him a bit too far for the Consair 
bowling supremacy. 

Geo. Wire and Frank (Popp) Popadow- 
ski say that the day and nite Hull basket- 
ball teams are their best in Consair's his- 
tory of five years. 





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Left, Sheet metal comprises about 90 per 
cent of the modern airplane structure. This 
means that thousands of men -svork with metal 
in local industry. The San Diego Vocational 
School provides courses which are taught by 
men chosen from local industries for their 
outstanding ability. Equipment similar to that 
found in actual manufacturing establish- 
ments is found here and the finished work 

compares highly with anything turned out 
by them. 

Left Center, Eliot F. Landon, Principal of 
the San Diego Vocational School. 

Inset, Larry Boeing, Head of the Aviation 
Department, San Diego Vocational School. 

Right Center, Walter L. Thatcher, Super- 
visor, National Defense Training, at San Diego 
Vocational School. 

Right, The Welding Depa 
struction in both arc and oxy-acetylene weld- 
ing, always has a w^aiting list because trained 
welders are seldom idle. Modern equipment is 
used w^ith tables insulated properly, and gas 
piped in through manifold to individual sta- 
tions. Individuals receive direct instruction 
and checks as they work. 

San Diego 

Vocational School 




our Inspection Depart 
absence to join the San Diego Voc 
Head of the Aircraft Department, 
is being constructed as this goes ti 

September Larry Boeing of 

ment was granted leave of 

I School as 

w building 

iS expressly 

for the use of the Aviation Department and a 
group of instructors all skilled in their particular 
phase of aviation will assist Larry with this new 

TRAINED men are the crying need 
of our defense program, and as 
quickly as men are trained they are eHgible 
for employment in the aviation industry. 
Recognizing this fact and cooperating to 
the fullest, the San Diego Vocational 
School, a part of the San Diego City 
Schools, has proceeded on a definite plan 
to meet this need. All regular one and two 
year vocational courses are, of course, not 
being neglected, in fact they are being 
expanded, but a good bit of emphasis is 
being placed upon the training to meet the 
local aviation industry's needs, with the 
aviation courses. 

By the first of this year the San Diego 
Vocational School will have trained some 
2,700 men who have joined Comolidated's 
payroll. This training program will be 

somewhat expanded, and will continue 
for some time to come. To train men for 
these positions vocationally, requires in- 
structors who are themselves trained and 
experienced in aviation work. Therefore 
many of the instructors of the Aviation 
Division have actually been drawn from 
Consol'idated's skilled personnel. Thus they 
are now, in a first hand way, spreading 
out their knowledge and devoting their 
time in an excellent manner to increase the 
trained and efficient personnel in aviation 
as quickly as possible. 

The cooperation of Consolidated in the 
matter of loaning these qualified men to 
act as instructors at the school, is proof 
of how modern education is being regarded 
as a mutual assignment of industry's as 
well as that of civic bodies'. All these men 
are registered State Certificated Voca- 
tional instructors with at least seven years 
of actual experience in the trade or phase 
of Aviation they are qualified to instruct. 
Full time Aviation instructors include 
John Doig, Ward Levere, Edward Ehlert, 
Eldon Carpenter, Anton Janda, Gilbert 
Barnikel, Alfred Johnson, Edward 

D'Amico, Russell Wright, Harold Schnau- 
belt and John Meline. 

The school also contributes to local 
citizens' needs by providing Trade Exten- 
sion classes in both afternoon and even- 
ing to coincide to shift-times of various 
aircraft workers. In these classes, em- 
ployed people may train themselves in 
Machine Shop, Metallurgy, Welding, Air- 
craft Engines (theory and practice). Blue- 
print Reading, Drafting, Tool and Die 
Design, Wood and Plaster Pattern Making 
and other courses which are organized 
from time to time as the need arises. Con- 
solidafors acting as part time instructors 
m these various evening classes include: 
Allen Adkinson, Henry Baila, Willard 
Blackinton, TTieodore Hersh, True Kibler, 
Edward King, Fred Grossher, W. Porter 
Miller, Fred Sohnlein, Walter Whittier, 
John Woodhead, Russ Kern, Wayne Mc- 
Gowan and Anthony Ocone. 

Both those seeking employment and 
eager to learn a trade, and those already 
engaged as here at Consolidated, can avail 
themselves of the opportunity to better 
their knowledge of aviation and fit them- 
selves for advancement. This is undoubt- 
edly the time and opportunity. The school 
is operating to the utmost of efficiency in 
co-ordinating with National Defense 
Headquarters. It is a free public school 
and belongs to the citizens of San Diego. 
It is your school. 

Left, Riveting is an art. Almost anyone can 
learn to operate riveting equipment but it 
takes care and patience, plus a knowledge of 
the materia! handled to turn out a satis- 
factory final job. One of the outstanding 
features of the school's instruction methods is 
the great amount of time the instructors spend 
^vith the individual students correcting errors 
and advising on matters of procedure. 

Center, With machine equipment as modern 

as the machine tool industry has to offer, the 
San Diego Vocational School offers training 
courses which provide industry ^vith individ- 
uals ready to work direct from blue-prints 
to completed job. This includes shapers, lathes, 
milling machines, grinders, planners, drill 
presses, and other accessories. Instructions are 
planned to parallel actual factory working 

Right, Auto mechanics is a regular course 

offered at the sch 
tenance and repai 

1. Design, operation, main- 
of gas engines are taught. 
Boys learn all about their care and repair. 
These boys step into auto shops upon com- 
pletion of the courses. Along with the above, 
the school operates a well equipped body and 
fender repair shop. When one considers the 
size of automotive maintenance and service 
facilities of San Diego it is readily apparent 
that courses such as this provide a steadv 
flow of well-trained individuals. 

January, 1941 


By D. T. LcFcirr 

DAN Cupid took quite a drubbing as 
Leap Year took its last leap. Some 
of the fellows who fell into line are: 

Virgil Wood, Jr., who married Luella 
Ruth Snelling in the chapel of the Church 
of Latter Day Saints on November 2 8th. 
A reception followed and the couple spent 
their honeymoon in Utah and at Boulder 

Bill Box took a quick trip home at 
Christmas time to marry Josephine Cal- 
houn, of Eldon, Iowa. Took a honeymoon 
on the way back, eh Bill? 

On November 1 9th, Parker Donaldson 
and Evelyn Livingston of Coffeyville, 
Kansas, took Yuma by storm and now they 
are Mr. and Mrs. Donaldson. A bunch of 
other Coffeyvillers sorta whooped it up 
on the return of the bride and groom. 

Chuck Haddock harked to the call of 
married bliss and now Allene McLeod of 
San Diego is the other half of Haddock 
and Haddock, and has been since October 
26th. After a honeymoon in Yosemite 
they are now at home to all their friends. 

Glenn "Flash" Rash and Shirley Hart- 
well of this city were married secretly in 
Yuma August 11th. At the time of this 
writing Glenn is in the hospital recuper- 
ating from an appendectomy . . . probably 
what he gets for keeping the marriage a 
secret for so long. 

A bunch of Couiolidatcd workers got 
together right sudden in Eleventh Street 
canyon on November 17th. Dan Davis and 
Preston Daniels crashed head-on, wrecked 
both cars and sustained considerable in- 
juries. Jim Hoerger and others who were 
with Dan escaped with slight injuries. 
Now Dan won't have to sell his car for 

Vic Koepke is dashing hither and thither 
in a brand new Studebaker, which fits 
him like a glove, he says. 


Melvin Fletcher who went home for a 
couple of weeks due to the illness of his 
mother, reports that she is now doing fine. 

Eldon Brockmier took a trip back east 
and has now returned. There must be 
something out here I haven't found yet. 

We're kinda missin' Lou Fischer up in 
"The Owls' Nest" since his change in 
jobs, but we're welcomin' Bud Schimmin 
from one corner of the nest to the other. 

Someone wanted my car worse than I 
a few weeks ago so they took it as far 
as Kingman, Arizona. Kit Oliver and I 
went after it and took in Boulder Dam on 
the return trip. Kit says the Dam is so big 
he still wakes up about ten every morning 
calling himself a liar. 

T. D. McDevitt is in the hospital at 
Indio, suffering from a broken pelvis ac- 
quired in an automobile crack-up on 
Thanksgiving Day. I don't know which 
Thanksgiving day it was, though. 

George Sutton is getting his exercise 
on a pair of crutches since he fractured 
his ankle on the basketball court. 

And speaking of basketball. The team 
has won eleven straight games and that's 
pretty good. But the boys ask that we 
don't forget the team is like a pair of 
socks — it has to have supporters. 

The birth department is going full 
speed, too — Al Leonard is the proud father 
of a baby boy. Al says that Ernie Mc- 
Joyner spends more time with the baby 
than he does. 

Art Circle is also kinda all chested up 
once more 'cause he became a papa Mon- 
day, Dec. 8 th. This adds another Circle 
to the family circle and also explains the 
circles under Circle's eyes. 

There's a strange woman in our house 
and she's been there since Dec. 5 th. Her 
name is Karen Louise LeFever and she 
weighed in at five pounds, eleven ounces. 

Whitey Dake, In George Newman's of- 
fice, is planning on losing his freedom to 
Miss Marie Leimbrock January 19. Good 
luck, Whitey, we sincerely hope that the 
sea of matrimony proves to be as smooth 
as glass. 

On the occasion of his recent visit and 
trip through the Consolidated factory. 
Rep. Dow M. Harter, chairman of the 
aviation sub-committee of the house com- 
mittee on military affairs, said of our 
plant, "It is an important cog in National 



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FRANK J. POPADOWSKI, Night Foreman of 
the Hull Department, was born in December, 
1897, in Buffalo, N. Y. Attended the city schools 
and was trained for aircraft work at Buffalo's 
Bougard Vocational School. Started industrial life 
at 18 in a furniture factory, first making desks, 
then upholstering furniture. Joined Consolidated 
in August, 1929, as a bench hand on wood spars, 
under Joe Szymanski. Transferred to tube bend- 
ing under Glenn Hotchkiss in 1930, became lead 
man in 1935, assistant foreman, still under Mr. 
Hotchkiss, in 1937. Promoted to present position 
last August. Happily married with two daughters, 
Frank likes to carve model airplanes and fish. 
Is a member of the Consair Rod & Reel Club. 

/. G. (JIMMY) PATTON is the man you will 
know as Night Foreman of the Machine Shop. 
Genial Jimmy was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., of 
Scotch ancestry, in 1892. He attended school in 
Allegheny. Before joining Consolidated in 193 5 he 
was a machine shop lead man. He had gained con- 
siderable experience with the Pittsburgh Machine 
& Too! Company, American Locomotive, Hershell- 
Spillman Motor Company, and the Buffalo Pump 
Company. It was about a year ago that he became 
Night Foreman of the Machine Shop. He finds his 
relaxation in hunting and fishing. 

ALBERT A. AMBROSE, Foreman of Primary 
Assembly, was born December 2 3, 1903, of French 
and Irish ancestry in Boston, Massachusetts. Com- 
pleting his schooling, he took an extension course 
in higher accountancy and in drafting. Started 
with Consolidated as a helper in the tank and 
cowling department in February, 1925. Later he 
was foreman of this department, and the drop- 
hammer department, and was promoted December 
1, 1940, to the position he now holds. Takes his 
relaxation in fishing and golfing. 

AL SPRENGER, Foreman of the Tank Depart- 
ment, was born in North Tonawanda. Prior to 
coming to Consolidated his experience includes 3 
years with the Remington-Rand Company, makers 
of metal office equipment; 8 years sf>ent with the 
Wurlitzer Musical Manufacturing Company, learn- 
ing the art of sheet metal pipe making for organs. 
This is a highly specialized profession, in which 
skill and long practice, as well as a complete knowl- 
edge of the subject are essentia!. Sprenger can per- 
form many of the difficult operations involved in 
building the organ pipe. Mr. Sprenger joined Con- 
solidated in June of 1929, as a sheet metal worker, 
later becoming Foreman of the Tank Department. 
He finds his relaxation in bowling. 

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OUR amiable and hard-working Plant 
Engineer, William A. Maloney, who 
usually works at about 900 miles per 
hour, and has been shouldering the large 
task of plant engineering in our rapidly 
expanding plant, steps into a new harness 
on December 21st, when he will be mar- 
ried to Mrs. June M. Smith of San Diego. 
The wedding ceremony will take place 
in the El Cortez Hotel at 1:30, and is 
to be a private ceremony for Bill and his 
bride. Our Plant Manager Jim Kelley will 
act as best man and Mrs. Robert Ingram 
as matron of honor. Due to the pressure 
of work, the honeymoon will be brief 
and will be spent at Soboba Hot Springs. 
Mr. and Mrs. Maloney will be at home 
at 4502 Cleveland Avenue after January 
1st, or by the time this issue is distributed. 
The whole plant joins in extending heart- 
iest congratulations! 





650 BROADWAY M-28341 

January, 1941 



50, Pall Mall, London. S. W. 1 
November 4th, 1940 
Mr. Ed Gott, Director, 
ComoUdated Aircraft Corporation, 
Lindbergh Field. San Diego. California 
Dear Ed: 

Last night was the tirst that London has not 
experienced aerial bombardment by night for tuo 
months. (It is on again now though!) 

To you, 6,000 or more miles west in San Diego 
this may seem trifling. As a matter of fact, to 
many Londoners it was just another night that 
one didn't get killed, only one gave thanks that 
nobody else got killed either. 

When the night bombing of London began. 1 
was living in Grosvenor Square — just a few yards 
from your Embassy — and used to go on the roof 
in the hope of seeing German planes shot down. 
It was impossible to see any planes although 
searchlights swept the sky unceasingly. Tiny sparks 
in the sky showed where the anticraft shells burst 
with a muftled "pop." The guns themselves made 
a tremendous noise, rattling the window^s. 

But the really sinister, eerie, stomach-turning 
noise was that of the descending bombs, which 
combine a whistle with a curious rattling sound 
that I can only describe as like an express train 
rushing through a dense wood of trees. 

From my vantage point on the roof one could 
spot the hits, visible because of the bright red flash 
of the explosion. Sometimes a volley of incendiary 
bombs would follow and intense fires would break 
out — fires that gave guidance to other bombers, 
until extinguished. 

No doubt you have seen pictures of London and 
other cities damaged by aerial bombardment. I. 
who have stayed up all night during the more in- 
tense bombardments and in the cold light of dawn 
inspected centers of attack, can testify that the 
damage has been far less than the noise and flames 
of the night had led one to anticipate. 

As to the effects of bombing, I would say the 
greatest menace we have to face, apart from a 
direct hit, is flying glass. I am ashamed to say 
our government has completely failed to take, or 
propose, any steps to combat this. In our offices 
here, we have covered our windows with a cotton 
mesh material impregnated with some transparent 
gluey substance that sticks to the glass. Having 
seen entire shop windows of thick plate glass blown 
into small pieces {in spite of this protective net ma- 
terial), and having seen men of our superb A.F.S. 
(Auxiliary Fire Service) wading in streets knee 
deep in broken glass, I place no reliance in existing 
"antidotes." Although all practical people regard 
glass as a national menace, no recommendations 
have been put forward by the government that 
would assist in eliminating it. 

The other day some wooden office furniture was 
being moved into vacant offices in our building. 
This furniture belonged to a firm who had been 
bombed out from a place just a block away. Some 
of the desks had pieces of glass stuck in them. 
They were small pieces — about the size of say 
your thumb nail — but they were so firmly em- 
bedded that they could not be dislodged by hand. 
The other night bombs fell just in front of a 
building in which our attorneys have offices. In 
spite of double curtains — one lot are thick velvet 

Phone Jackson 201 1 Chick Runyon 
"The Blind Man' 



University Window Shade Co. 

1023 University Avenue 

and double lined — pieces of broken glass went right 
through the curtains and were found firmly em- 
bedded in the plaster walls the other end of the 

The moral of this is poorly understood — we are 
replacing broken windows with more glass. What, 
people say, are we to use instead? There is no ap- 
parent shortage of glass and our government has 
failed to encourage or even suggest an alternative. 

So anything you can do Ed, to encourage the 
development of a "non-shatterable," non-splintering 
glass substitute, will earn the gratitude of this 
nation, if not all the world, and provide the manu- 
facturers with a never-ending business. 

To my staff, who refuse to go down to the air 
raid shelter when the sirens blow off, I give the 
maximum praise, for they, and many like them, 
by their pluck, their courage and determination 
are most assuredly defeating Hitler and the Nazi 
menace. Even when we can hear and sometimes 
see planes overhead and very definitely hear the 
bombs whizzing down, they remain in the offices 
and carry on WMth their jobs. 

As a matter of curious fact, a near-miss the 
other day blew out all the windows in our block 
except ours. Our rooms are over what used to be 
the Guarantee Trust, until they evacuated out of 
town. The Guarantee Trust's plate glass fronts 
disappeared. The building rocked about a bit, and 
that was that. One morning our wonderful En- 
gineer Corps removed a Time bomb from the road 
in front of our building. All those fellows deserve 
medals. Many have already been decorated. How- 
ever, they look on such business as all in the day's 

The house next the apartment where I live got 
a direct hit the other night and disappeared. It 
broke all our windows. The garage at the back 
has gone also. But the rooms are quite habitable 
and when the windows are fixed I shall move 
back in. 

Next to flying glass I suppose bits of shell and 
shrapnel are the next menace. For use when walk- 
ing the streets in a raid I have a tin hat. Bits of 
shell can make ugly wounds. I have heard them 
spattering down quite near when sheltering in 
some doorway, but so far have not noticed any 
bouncing on the sidewalk. 

To the average Briton, a day's work on business 
such as ours, which ranks as A-1 priority in im- 
portance, is the least contribution to the National 
effort. One of my engineers, who puts in a full 
day's work either at the office or visiting Aircraft 
plants, tank factories and the like, spends his 
nights driving an ambulance, often getting to bed 
only at 5:30 a.m. One of the girls in the office goes 
home at night, dons her uniform and tin hat, and, 
as an Air Raid Warden patrols her particular part 
of London during nightly air raids. 

It is just this spirit, this determination, in the 
face of innumerable restrictions, discomforts, ra- 
tions, the black-out, transportation difficulties and 
the like, that is defeating Hitler and will, as sure 
as God made little apples, smash Nazi-izm. 

We are all grateful for the efforts America is 
making and for what every individual is doing 
to help. 

Do write when you have time. 
Yours sincerely, 




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Chamber of Commerce 
Please Note: 

Reported by Jim Morris on October 
30th . . . W. B. Johnson, No. 16083 was 
granted a pass to go home from first 
aid . . . because of frozen feet! Southern 
California or no Southern California . . . 
it's a fact ... (he had had his feet frozen 
in Arizona on a deer hunt, and they were 
beginning to give him trouble.) 

Now it can be told! The former Miss 
Janet Bryson of Long Beach on Saturday 
the 26th of October, 1940, did vow and 
aflfirm to become the wedded wife of Mr. 
Neil Beymer at the Presbyterian church 
in Lakewood Village. They expect to re- 
side at 82 5 Bush. 

We do wish the bride the very best of 
luck and happiness while in partnership 
with our former friend and colleague. 
— Nos. 3484 and 3561. 

Own Your Home/ 

Use your rent money to 
pay (or a home. The small 
down payment starts you 
toward financial stability. 
Plan now for the years to 
come. Excellent homes in 
Bird Rock, South La Jolla 
and Pacific Beach. . . Fast 
highway and bus service 
to Consolidated. 

Robert G. Robeson 


5545 La Jolla Blvd. Phone La Jolla 2414 

■ ^^^^ OR TRUCK 

Drive Yourself 

Real Insurance Protection 
11 40 2nd Ave. M. 8520 

Stations— San Diego to Vancouver 

Consair Flyers Club, Inc. 

By Barney Farley 

OUR ship, after many months of un- 
interrupted service has been on the 
ground for the past week undergoing a 
major overhaul. The gallant little ship 
performed without a miss or a mishap 
for a little over 500 hours — consequently 
the well-earned rest. 

Becker, Grimes and Nichols returned 
from Hawaii after having the duty over 
there for the past several months. All 
have resumed their flying and all are doing 
very well. Becker is well on the way 
toward a private license and should have 
it at this writing. 

Card on hand from Yanitsky (Ski) who 
is in Michigan enjoymg a vacation after 
doing a four-year tour of duty in the 

Brathaway, Kastahlon and DeVorak 
should be coming around soon flashing 
a private license each. They are reported 
to be nearing the end of the CAA course 
which they started a couple of months 

Tierney has certainly piled up the hours 
during the past month. A commercial 
license shouldn't be too far off at his past 

Jones soloed last month and, going by 
what the instructor said, did an excellent 

Steve Brown and Miles Blaine again 
represented us at the breakfast club's 
monthly meet, this month at Oceanside. 
Brown was flying the Luscumbe and 
Blaine our Cub. 

Of late our meetings have been held 
in the members' homes and it is found 
that this arrangement works out quite 

At the last meeting of the Flyers, elec- 
tion of officers was held with the follow- 
ing elected for the coming year: Brown, 
president, replacing Becker; Barney Farley, 
re-elected vice-president; Tom Cunning- 
ham, secretary, replacing Brown; McFad- 
den, treasurer, replacing Blaine, and Al 
Drayman, corresponding secretar>- and 
publicity. Blaine was unanimously ap- 
pointed operations manager. 

W. C. Miller, Final Assembly PBY 
Flight Controls, acquired one son on No- 
vember 16. The second youngster in the 
Miller family weighed eight pounds. 


Your Credit is Good • - '6.V Kettiicr Bl.d. 

Our present equipment is adequate as 
well as versatile. For example: early in the 
present year, a call came to this Depart- 
ment to photograph all employees, which 
at the time numbered some 6,000 men. 
Six prints of each photograph were re- 
quired. The 6,000 negatives and 36,000 
prints were delivered within six weeks, at 
a total cost, per man, of five cents, plus 
time he was away from his work while his 
picture was being made. This time factor 
was reduced to a minimum by reason of 
the special set-up designed to do this 
work. It consisted of special lights, frame 
to hold employee's name, background, and 
a Standard Bell & Howell 3 5 MM Motion 
Picture Camera as a photographic unit. 
With this set-up as many as five men per 
minute were photographed, and the aver- 
.ige time each employee was absent from 
his work was 10 minutes, regardless of 


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THE Cuinulidatcd "Darkroom," 193 5 
version has had growing pains, which 
have culminated in the nine-room Photo- 
graphic Laboratory, 1940 version. 

When 193 J version was started, total 
photographic work consisted of about 
200 8x10 negatives and some 600 prints — 
mostly Contract requirements. 1940 ver- 
sion for first six months has turned out 
907 negatives and 9,136 prints of all 
sizes — some as large as 8 feet by 10 feet. 

Besides this volume of ""still" photog- 
raphy, the Photo Lab. has made one 45 
minute sound motion picture depicting 
the building of the PBY Record Breakers, 
more than 15,000 feet of motion pictures 
of Testing Operations for the Engineering 
Department, and is at present engaged in 
making a second sound film on the history 
of aviation in San Diego for the San Diego 
Chamber of Commerce, for nation-wide 
distribution, early in 1941. This picture 
will be produced in a long version film, re- 
quiring 45 minutes to show, and also a 
short version which will require 28 min- 
utes to show. 

Plant Photographer 

where his department was located in the 

Our Photographic Laboratory now em- 
braces all branches of industrial photog- 
raphy, special motion picture developing 
and printing unit for test work on Gov- 
ernmental Projects, miniature screen room, 
sound recording apparatus for making 
sound track, and color photography is an 
immediate prospect. 

The personnel of 193 5 version consisted 
of the writer. 1940 version personnel in- 
cludes the addition of E. J. Kurtz, M. V. 
Allspaugh, R. H. Benedict, E. J. McCoy, 
R. E. Fisher and Charles Swope. 

The Photo Lab. aims to keep in step with 
the rapid plant development surround- 
ing it. 

The pictures at the right are taken from 
scenes of our first motion picture, "Building 
the PBY Record Breakers," a complete 45 
minute picture showing the building and flying 
of the world famed Consolidated Model 2 8 
twin-engined flying boats . . . the Navy*s PBYs. 

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Diego's most liberal terms. No Red 
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Men's and Women's 


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Your Entire Family 


By Maguire 

Mr. R. J. Knight, Night Tool Design 
Supervisor, wants to thank all of the 
night crew who so generously contributed 
to the Christmas basket fund. This is real 
charity and considering the fact that most 
of the men in the crew are new arrivals 
to San Diego it was more than generous. 

Mr. Rowan regrets that he didn't go to 
the Sheet Metal dance (he had tickets, we 
know) . 

Someone wants Marcella to be twins. 
(It was a night man — ). 

Cupid has arrived, and Summers (night 
crew) will be shot in February — but can't 
get any details. 

The new Chicago boys read their daily 
newspapers and then shout ""Hurrah" for 

Happy New Year to everyone; may 
1941 be better than 1940. 

425 BROAiJWAY ^ 



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No sooner said than done. 
Dial J. 4139 for pickup and 
delivery service. The job will 
be accomplished with such 
satisfaction that you can 
wager a sugar cookie you'll 
be calling up frequently. 

Phone J-4139 




Now that Christmas is over, let's put 
a few suggestions for your consid- 
eration. The Ministerial Association has 
asked all employees and families to come 
to the church of your choice and ask for 
the programs to introduce new residents 
in San Diego. There is a welcome for all 
newcomers and you old timers invite the 
new man or girl next to you. If you will 
inquire at the Welfare Office, you will be 
helped to find the kind of social entertain- 
ment you would like. A new man on a 
job should learn the job as he is shown. 
Learn to do it slow, then learn to do it 
fast and if you see any way of improving 
on the work, speak to your lead man 
about it and together you will be helping 
each other and your employer. 

About getting your pay when out sick. 
If you are sure you will not be at work 
Friday, call in before 10:30 a.m. and your 
pay check will be brought or mailed to 
you. Be sure to give your name, clock 
number, and, most important, the cor- 
rect address. 

Now a word about our Group Insur- 
ance. So many have been sick it has been 
a physical impossibility to visit each one, 
so if you do not receive a call from the 
welfare men, call the Welfare Office and 
have your insurance papers filled out so 
you will get your "'benefit check." If you 
have had a doctor, he can fill out the 
doctor's report blank. But if you have not 
had a doctor, call the visiting nurse and 
she will advise you about getting a doctor. 
Your contract says a doctor's certificate 
is necessary. We who visit you know you 
are sick, but the insurance company does 
not so you must prove your claim. 

Brevity . . . 

L. D. ""Red" Chaplin, Hull No. 2, be- 
came a father December 8. 

Claude Knight, Final Assembly, and 
Miss Florence Harrison of Jerome, Arizona, 
were married October 12 in San Diego. 

Our sympathies go to Virgil D. Erick- 
son, Hull Dept., who recently lost his 



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January, 1941 


Wage Agreement . . . 

ON December 20th an announcement 
was made that three weeks of ne- 
gotiations culminating in two days of 
cooperative discussion at the regular joint 
(Company-Union) review of wage rates, 
resulted in an agreement acceptable to 
both parties relative to minimum wage 
rates, to go into effect immediately. The 
agreement was reached, in contrast to 
other wage difference adjustments recently 
consummated in the aircraft industry, 
without loss of any time to the workers, 
or a moment's cessation of the vital defense 
work in progress, and provides automatic 
increases from the beginning wage rate un- 
til the base rate of 60c per hour is reached, 
at which time additional raises depend upon 
merit for the job being performed. This 
means that employees on the beginning 
rate of $27.50 per full week including 
overtime as now worked will receive auto- 
matic raises to $3 3.00 per week on the 
present work schedule. The foremen have 
been instructed that employees who do 
not show aptitude for our work should 
be discharged. 

Culmination of the agreement, it was 
pointed out by both Company and Union 
oflficials, is an example of what may be 
accomplished when all parties calmly place 
all the facts on the table and jointly set 
about to arrive at a solution fair to all. 

That the agreement, arrived at without 
disruption of vital defense work or remun- 
erative loss to a single worker, is one of 
outstanding achievement, is demonstrated 
by the fact that the first rough estimate 
indicates a net yearly benefit of approxi- 
mately $1,750,000 to workers now em- 
ployed alone. As this is a wage increase 
pure and simple, it will be directly reflected 
in increased community business, exem- 
plifying the tremendous part the aircraft 
industry is playing in the economics pro- 
gram of San Diego. 

In communicating the provisions of the 
agreement to Admiral J. H. Towers, Chief 
of the Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy De- 
partment, Washington, D. C, Consoli- 
dated' s President R. H. Fleet said in part: 
"I find labor is not satisfied with 'absent 
treatment,' dislikes being shunted to sub- 
ordinates, likes to talk itself out with the 
'boss,' is pleased with concessions although 
not ever completely satisfied (perhaps 
insatiateness is an attribute of 'vaulting 
ambition'), never willingly surrenders a 
concession once granted. 

"The Union here is not dominated by 
radicals, is extremely patriotic, is aiding us 
in detection of acts disloyal to our coun- 
try and therefore to Co7isolidated. 

"I believe the offer is fair and will be 
well received; that we are doing our 
country a service in taking on greenhorns 

with at best only five weeks' vocational 
school training, permitting them to earn 
while they learn, and learn while they 
earn to do useful work with precision un- 
der our standard that nothing short of 
right is right. 

"Our fifty-hour work week with two 
shifts (7 to 5:30 a.m. and p.m.) gives the 
lowest paid beginner a weekly pay en- 
velope of $27.50 ($30.00 for night shift) 
which is full enough to enable him to live 
in decency and comfort, permits him to 
have off Saturday and Sunday, is not tir- 
ing at our type of work for sustained 
(duration) operation, recognizes the 40- 
hour week with a penalty of 50% for 
the overtime necessitated by the national 
emergency, gives time between shifts to 
clear parking areas avoiding congestion 
in filling and emptying the plant (ap- 
proximately 14,000 men already), allows 
some intervening time for maintenance of 
machinery and equipment, produces about 
23% more output than the 40-hour week, 
at a premium cost of 10% ." 

The text of the agreement follows: 
Amending Union Agreement between 
Consolidated Aircraft Corporation and In- 
ternational Association of Machinists, Air- 
craft Lodge No. 112 5, American Federa- 
tion of Labor: 

"In lieu of the Union's request of 26 
November 1940, and in order during the 
present National Emergency to establish, 
effective in the regular December 1940 
wage review, automatic minimum wage in- 
creases for present and future employees 
receiving a base pay of less than 60 cents 
per hour, it is agreed that the Company 
will automatically increase the base pay 
of each employee who receives less than 
60 cents per hour, two cents per hour for 
each five full weeks of continuous service 
heretofore or hereafter performed for the 
Company until such base pay becomes 60 
cents per hour, after which further raises 
shall depend upon merit for the job being 
performed, subject to review as provided 
in Union Agreement. Pay for overtime or 
night shift work shall be in addition to 
the above. Nothing in this agreement shall 
prohibit greater increases, based upon 
merit, to any employee. 

"It is understood that the Company 
has been informed by authorities in Wash- 
ington that it is their intention to ap- 
point a Federal Aircraft Wage Board to 
determine the advisability of establishing 
a national pattern of minimum wages for, 
and of arbitrating wage disputes in, the 
aircraft manufacturing industry, and 
nothing in this agreement shall conflict 
with the action of such Board when and 
if so created." 

Consolidated Aircraft Corporation. 

Time plan 


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AMPUS CAT is one 

of the most terri- 
fying members of 
the varmint fam- 
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make up the folklore of the American 
lumber industry, says Harry Whitte- 
more, manager of the Benson Lum- 
ber Co., foot of Sigsbee St. 

Legend describes the Wampus Cat 
as . . . "a most terrifying varmint. 
Its footprints seldom are seen except- 
ing in solid rock. Only cross-cut saws 
can penetrate its hide. One glint from 
its eyes starts six forest fires." 


tons of sand bags. The local lumber com- 
panies should favor bigger and more fre- 
quent wing tests, for load platforms on 
this test consumed enough lumber to build 
four frame houses. And the light wooden 
wing covering used to protect the metal 
wing surface during the sand loading the 
equivalent for garages for the above houses. 

Inasmuch as the weight of the engines 
and the fuel in the wing act opposite in 
direction to the air loads, which were 
simulated by the sand bags, provisions 
were made to apply uploads at each nacelle 
and over the fuel tank region. The four 
former loads were applied with hydraulic 
rams and accurate gauges from a central 
hydraulic control station. The difference 
between the air load and the fuel load over 
the fuel tank region was applied by an up- 
load provided by rubber bags accurately 
inflated with air during the test. These 
bags were specially made for each wing 
test to rigid pressure requirements and 
proved very satisfactory in exerting ap- 
proximately 30,000 pounds upon the 
wing center-section. A kerosene mano- 
meter more than 10 feet long proved ade- 
quate in controlling the air pressures to 


A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW of the test of 
the XPB2Y-1 wing in 1937 differs 
little from that of the proof test of the 
Model 31 wing in 1939 or of the more re- 
cent proof test on the PB2Y-2 wing in 
March of this year. The treatment of these 
three mammoth all-metal wing structures 
of over 100 foot spans has become so much 
a yearly affair and so common a sight to 
the shopmen that few witnesses of the 
knot-hole variety were evident on the 
wing test last spring. 

But alas! the test group could not be 
satisfied with a standard wing test pro- 
cedure, not even on four models. Early 
this year engineers were busy thinking up 
new methods of baffling the noon-hour 
sightseers and torturing the next wing. The 
all-metal wing of the B-24A bomber had 
been chosen for the sacrifice, that was 
common knowledge, but those test en- 
gineers left much to be desired in disclos- 
ing the purpose of the pistons, levers, drop 
hammer weights, and cables that were as- 
sembled in the Experimental Building sev- 
eral months ago. The most authoritative 
account of the test procedure was ap- 
parently that related by a new time-keeper 
who had heard it that morning third hand 

from a stockchaser. To stop these "tall 
tales" which rivalled the "Arabian Nights" 
for their imagination, the readers will now 
be taken "behind the scenes" and into the 
confidence of the Test Group. 

The conventional form of wing testing 
illustrated in Figure 1 has proven very 
satisfactory for proof loadings, after which 
the wing has been placed on an airplane for 
flight. As the term "proof load" might 
imply, such tests are desirable as a "shake- 
down" test to demonstrate that the wing 
will hold the "yield point" design load and 
still return to its original position when 
the load has been removed. So that the 
reader does not underestimate the work 
involved in a sand-loaded wing test, a 
few statistics may be helpful: 

The wing and all its component parts 
weighing about five tons had to be turned 
over and placed in the inverted position in 
the test jig, to which it was secured by the 
four main wing fittings. These fittings, the 
sturdy test structure, and even the floor 
under the jigs had to be carefully analyzed 
and tested to prevent settling or failure. 
With the wing swinging ten feet in the 
air, a platform was constructed adjacent 
to it for the placement of more than fifty 

accuracies of nearly 1/100 pound per 
square inch. 

The general procedure of a sand load 
wing test has been so standardized that 
the duration of a given test can be pre- 
dicted within 1 J minutes. The average 
time for a 20 per cent proof load incre- 
ment in the last three full-scale wing tests 
at Consolidated is 30 minutes. The total 
wing test, using sand for load, for which 
engineers have worked for months, thou- 
sands of man-hours of shop labor have 
been expended and tons of metal have 
been fabricated, lasts only three hours. 
But since organization is the keynote of an 
effective wing test, a "dress rehearsal" of 
all persons present at the final test is re- 
quired. In this "shakedown" test approxi- 
mately 40 percent of the proof load is 
applied to the wing, to acquaint each man 
with his specialized job. In Figure 1 can 
be seen in action the twelve groups of men 
whose job it was to accurately transfer 
more than fifty tons of sand bags from 
the load platform to the wing. A total of 
over fifty engineers and shopmen were 
kept busy on each wing test in their pre- 
determined positions. 

In an ultimate test on a wing such as 


Januory, 1941 


the B-24A, however, several requirements 
preclude the use of the conventional sand- 
loaded system. The wing tip deflection of 
approximately 50 inches, instead of below 
30 inches on the proof load, in itself will 
not allow the safe use of sand bags. The 
wing-loading of recent wings, too, is rap- 
idly increasing, resulting in higher and 
more unstable piles of sand. These items 
plus the desire to protect the test personnel 
from injury, led the Test Group to the 
adoption of a hydraulic loading system. 

Figure 2 shows the cumulative efforts 
of the test engineers and shopmen in, 
what is believed to be the largest destruc- 
tion test set-up in the history of aviation 
in the United States. Sections of larger 
wings may have been tested, but the 
B-24A wing with over 100 feet of span 
and high loads, is probably the most mas- 
sive wing test project to date. 

The "Rube Goldberg" presented in 
Figures 2 and 3, which at first looks com- 
plicated, actually reduces into several sur- 
prisingly simple groups. The primary 
structure consists of the wing-supporting 
media. Inasmuch as this wing is an integral 

part of the fuselage, a full-scale portion of 
the fuselage was duplicated between heavy 
steel end-plates. The end-plates were sup- 
ported on a steel sub-structure at a suf- 
ficient height above the floor to allow 
approximately 60 inches of wing tip de- 

The wing was tested in two positions; 
upright and inverted, so as to adequately 
demonstrate its strength under two simu- 
lated critical flight conditions. 

The air load was applied to the wing 
through rubber-covered, wooden-formers 
clamped at wing bulkhead locations. These 
formers were grouped in twos or threes 
by spreader bars and attached to fore- 
and-aft spanners. The loading cables were 
attached to a predetermined position on 
these spanners so as to give the correct 
chordwise load distribution. The spanwise 
load distribution was accommodated by 
regulating the load applied to the cables. 
These cables passed down to the floor 
structure, around ball-bearing steel pulleys 
and forward to the end of a system of 
levers, actuated by hydraulic rams. The 
correct chord-beam ratio of the load ap- 
plied to the wing in each test condition 

of the 12 two-men teams in the conven- 
tional sand loaded systems. 

The four engine mount and nacelle sys- 
tems were, as in the conventional sand 
load system, loaded by hydraulic rams 
from a second hydraulic control unit, for 
the engine loads acted opposite to the 
hydraulically applied air loads. 

To prevent the steel beam floor structure 
rising under the cable loads, large drop- 
hammer dies were borrowed from the 
foundry as dead weight. No lag screws 
were used between the floor beams and the 
cement floor, thus allowing the test struc- 
ture to be lifted out of the Experimental 
Building within a relatively few hours 
after the completion of the wing test. 

To speed up the determination of the 
wing deflections the system shown in 
Figure 3 was used. The use of five wires 
attached to ten spots on each semi-span 
and each threaded over three small ball- 
bearing pulleys to weights operating over 
a chart board allowed deflections to be 
taken in three minutes. This wire system, 
superseding the conventional hanging 


Chief Structural Test Eiigiiieei 

was regulated by the angle of pull of the 
load cables from the wing. 

Two rams actuate each lever as shown 
in Figure 2, through a common pressure 
system. The pressure could thus be ap- 
plied to the whole wing by one operator 
turning a single valve on a motor-driven 
pump. The difficulty of such a hydraulic 
wing test system lay in the development 
of hydraulic pressure systems, since the 
desired 2000 to 2 500 pounds per square 
inch is much above current hydraulic 
practice. However, repeated tests on ex- 
perimental equipment, finally resulted in 
another first for Causolidated Aircraft; a 
wing test hydraulic system using com- 
mercial "snow plow" equipment good for 
pressures up to 3000 pounds per square 
inch. The hydraulic rams and pump had 
been designed for and extensively used by 
snow plows in the snowy portions of this 
country. Now, however, wing tests can 
be added to their accomplishments. With 
this hydrotest system, one operator could 
apply a 20 per cent load increment to both 
semi-spans in 2 minutes, a marked con- 
trast to the 1 S minute loading schedule 

scale and level method, allows the reading 
of deflections to 1/100 inch increments 
by means of a vernier scale. 

Another "first" is the extensive use of 
"Celstrain" (Consolidated electric strain) 
gauges for the determination of highly- 
stressed portions of the wing during the 
test. Thirty-five of these recorders were 
spotted at critical positions inside and out- 
side of the test wing and from a central 
recording point could be read in five min- 
utes per load increment. 

The present Consolidated wing hydro- 
test system, even in its present infant 
stages, can reduce the wing static proof 
test time from three hours to one hour, 
reduce the personnel from fifty men to 
fifteen, and provides a safer, more versatile 
wing test system for the aviation industry. 

Wrinkle, Wrinkle, little spar. 
Stressed beyond the yield so far. 
Up above the clouds so high, 
God, I'm glad that I don't fly. 
— Anon. 
















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4188 University * Oceansldc • El Ccntro 

GEORGE JAMES NEWMAN was born in Eng- 
land of English parentage, in April of 1908. Com- 
pleting high school, he started to work for the 
Gallaudet Aircraft Company in 1925 and was 
automatically transferred to Consolidated when the 
Gallaudet Company was absorbed. Has been con- 
tinuously employed by Consolidated and has worked 
in every department of the shop. Is one of the three 
oldest employees in duration of service in the 
Company. Holds Department of Commerce Trans- 
port License with lowest and highest "Weight 
Class" rating (under 1,000 and over 2S,000 lbs.). 
Has 2800 hours since 1928, mostly in test flying, 
and has flown at least one of each type of Consoli- 
dated plane built. Became Assistant Factory Super- 
intendent at the age of 27. Was elected in 193S to 
Board of Directors. Is now Assistant Factory Man- 
ager. Enjoys hunting, flying and photography as 
diversions. Flew to the Argentine in South America 
and assisted their Navy in assembly and flight tests 
of P2Y-5A flying boats. With Bill Wheatley shares 
the honor of test flying all of our new planes. 
Flies the Fleetster on occasions while Otto Menge 
gets his excellent flight pictures of our planes 
and plant. 


By H. B. Millman 

OUR benefit dance given December 14 
was a huge success, with everyone 
having a swell time. The boys deserve lots 
of praise for making it such a gala affair. 

Mr. and Mrs. Dail Gowdy are the proud 
parents of a baby girl born November 14. 
Dail has also joined the group of proud 
Chevrolet owners. 

Joe Patrick slipped off to Yuma Thanks- 
giving Day and got married. Joe says its 
a good thing it's leap year. I was afraid 
to ask her. 

Conrad (Connie) Seaderquist has done 
a little remodeling of his home at 3646 
37th Street and takes this opportunity to 
invite his friends to see it. 

C. N. Daniels swears he will never gaze 
at a blonde again. While doing this last 
week his car ran into a huge gravel truck. 
The car is no more. 

What became of our floor manager at 
the dance? He was the most sought-after 
man of the evening. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Shirreff have 
completed their new home at 3745 36th 
Street. Bill says everybody is welcome to 
inspect his little love nest. 



By R. R. Hoover 

WE'LL mention it first because it 
happened some time ago during the 
hectic days just preceding the election. 
It would appear that Ken Whitney wanted 
to seem quite the sport by making many 
bets on the election, but his little farce 
was too good to last and we have learned 
that each of his bets on the Republican 
candidate was neatly covered by bets on 
the Democratic candidate. Now Jack 
Benny got a good laugh out of such a 
plot by making himself the goat; we 
think this is funny, too, so Ken, you'll 
have to grow a Van Dyke or — ? 

Overheard at the Engineer's Dance 
while observing the very slow progress 
of Ben Livers and partner Mrs. Jimmy 
Walker: "It seems to me we might try 
some more of the floor, Ben, even though 
you do prefer this corner!" Ben replied, 
"By golly, you women are all alike; 
never satisfied with what you have or 
where you are — always want something 
else or to be going places!" Too True!! 

Call it a fad, an era, or just monkeying 
around but every so often the Boys with 
Pipe get the idea they can improve the 
old Briar by removing the varnish and 
bringing out the natural grain by dili- 
gently oiling the natural wood. However, 
the use of the schnozzola as a miniature 
Teapot Dome to furnish the beautifying 
oil is a slightly new wrinkle and we 
wonder whether the boys in Armament 
Group are worked harder, bringing out a 
surplus of oil with their honest sweat, 
wash their faces less or just like the feel 
of a warm bowl gently rubbed across 
their beaks? 

You may have noticed the bonding 
instructions which have been circulated 
among the groups? Apparently a copy of 
this lengthy note reached the shop, for 
we have received word that somebody 
in Final Assembly was using some 400 
bond braids on one ammunition box; one 
clip and one braid on each cartridge! 
Wonder if the dope came from Henr>' 
Growald's group, (small "d" intended). 


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By Bert Naseef 

"TT J^ILL you please hurry and dip 
VV these parts?" or , "What is ano- 
dizing, a form of plating?" or, "What are 
the parts coated with?" These are questions 
often heard by the anodizing department. 
For the benefit of the good people who 
ask, and to make it clear that anodizing 
is not a "dip" or "plating" process, I will 
hereby elucidate. 

First of all, anodizing is used only on 
non-ferrous metals, such as aluminum 
and its alloys, to prevent corrosion. These 
metals, unlike iron, steel, etc., are ex- 
tremely subject to corrosive attacks by 
salts, alkalies, and sodas, yet are impervious 
to most known acids; while ferrous metals 
are just the opposite in action and have 
to be plated for protection. 

Strange as it seems, anodizing is just the 
opposite process of plating, as anodizing 
theoretically takes o£F metal instead of 
adding to it, as in plating. The parts to 
be treated become the anode during the 
treatment, and the electrolyte or acid and 
tank the cathode. Since anodizing is the 
correct theoretical name for this process, 
plating should really be called "cathodiz- 
ing," since that is actually what it is — 
the reverse of anodizing. The correct defi- 
nition for the anodic treatment, can be 
summed up to this simple statement "It 
is an electro chemical process of oxidiza- 

Just as the surface of a slice of bread 
is changed by toasting, so is the surface of 
the metal changed by anodizing. The va- 
rious alloys after being subjected to the 
anodizing treatment do not appear the 
same in color, some being darker, others 
lighter. Certain forgings and castings ap- 
pear not to have taken at all on the ma- 
chined parts of their surface, yet the rest 
of the part will appear the conventional 
grey. This grey is the most usual anodic 
color; but one can see that appearance or 
color of a part is not a check on this 

The difference in color has many causes, 
some are amounts of magnesium, chrome, 
copper, silica, etc., present in any par- 
ticular alloy, these metals being affected 
in different ways by the treatment. 

The main specifications of anodic treat- 
ments are as follows: 

1. Parts to be cleaned of all marker 
paint, oil, etc., in a tank of Kelite or other 
suitable cleaner. Best results are obtained 
at 201° F. followed by a rinse in clear 
water of at least 160° F. 

2. Parts are hung on a copper rack, by 
aluminum hangers, properly attached to 
bars for perfect electrical contact, yet 
avoiding contact with each other so as not 
to burn. Also, parts should have a posi- 
tion that will eliminate any tendency to 
pocket air or escaping gas, as anodizing 
releases gases from the metal; these pockets 
remain untreated and have to be re-run. 

3. The rack should be placed in the 
tank of acid with all parts completely 
submerged in the electrolyte. The electro- 
lyte or acid is a 9.5 per cent solution of 
chromic acid and water and should be 
maintained at a temperature of 95° F., 
minus or plus 4 degrees. 

4. Electric terminals should be at- 
tached to racks, thereby allowing the cur- 
rent to flow from the rack through parts 
and be grounded by means of the acid and 

5. A D. C. current of 40 volts should 
be applied continuously for thirty minutes, 
after which the parts are anodized. 

They should then be thoroughly rinsed 


of acid, dried and cleaned of any grease 
or heavy deposits of aluminum-oxide 
powder. From an inspector's viewpoint, all 
parts are examined for burns, pockets, 
and cleanliness after treatment. 

Anodizing has many advantages, the 
most important of which are: 

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E. M. SHEEHAN is of Irish-English ancestry, 
and was born in Lockport in 1893. There he 
received his early education through high school, 
and he also attended business school and the 
General Motors School of Technology. His past 
experience before ConsolhlatcJ includes II years 
with General Motors as Chief Inspector, Assistant 
Superintendent, and Superintendent of the Buffalo 
plant. He was also with the Ford Motor Company 
as Assistant Superintendent of the Buffalo Plant, 
and was Foreman of the Sheet Metal Department 
of the Curtiss Aero Company. He started with 
Comoi'niafcd in 193 3 in the Sheet Metal Depart- 
ment. In 193 5 he was placed in charge of the 
important rivet tooling, and although his work 
as Assistant Tool Supervisor is quite varied in 
extent, he has devoted a great portion of his 
energies to directing his staff in solving the 
multitude of problems surrounding riveting. He 
designed and directed designing of the major 
part of the special riveting tools used here at 
ComoUdatcd, which is no small task in itself. 
He likes to ride horseback, and mixes this in 
with Softball and baseball games for his diversion. 

STEVE POWELL, Foreman Wing & Tail De- 
partment, was born in Buffalo, New York, and 
attended school there. Steve was first a cabinet 
maker in the Kurtmann Piano Company of Buf- 
falo, later with Curtiss Airplane Company. Joined 
Consoliildtcd early in 192 6 as a wood wing assem- 
bler. Steve can tell you many things about the 
assembling of wooden spars, wings, and other 
parts of Consolidated planes, having worked on 
all models Consolidated has built. Starting as an 
assembler, he was promoted to lead man in 1929, 
assistant foreman in 193S, and last year became 
foreman of the Wing & Tail Department. Steve 
likes playing the violin and lays claim to the 
distinction of never having missed a good motion 
picture. He was married in 1923, has two sons, 
both of whom attend high school and belong 
to Boy Scout Troop 26. Steve himself is a scout 
committeeman for this Troop. 


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B. R. (BERT) FREAKLEY joined Comolidated 
in May of 1925, and started in as a tube bender. 
Prior to this he had varied experience in plumb- 
ing, as an auto motor mechanic, and gained his 
experience in aircraft work prior to Consolidated 
with the Curtiss Airplane Company, Curtiss Ex- 
hibition Company, and Hall Aluminum Aircraft 
Company. He boasts sportingly of his 45 min- 
utes of flying time. In his moments off, Bert 
goes in for deep-sea fishing, and apparently is a 
real seaman — the deeper the fishing the better 
he likes it. He says a lot of tubes have been 
added since the days of the old Curtiss H-4 
wooden hull boats, and not without reason! For 
those planes had 5 1 pieces in their fuel lines 
and one of our present large boats contains 
1,021 pieces. Bert is of English ancestry and was 
born in Buffalo, New York. 

HAROLD HAUPTMAN, who holds the posi- 
tion of Foreman of the Tool Cribs, was born 
in Buffalo, New York, in 1907, and he attended 
grammar and high school there. Before coming 
to Consolidated, he worked in the Buffalo Wire 
Works for 2 years, and with the Curtiss Aero 
Company for 3 Yz years. He started at Consoli- 
dated in 1932 as a stock clerk. Since 1935 he 
has had the supervision of the Tool Cribs. This 
started with one central tool crib in the plant 
and he now' has charge of 24. which are located 
in various buildings of Consolidated's plant. Mr. 
Hauptman's tool cribs handle thousands of tools 
each day — all the way from drill bits No. .080 
in size to electric hand drills with a capacity 
up to Y4 of an inch. His diversion he finds in 
bowling, baseball and basketball. 

/. £. (flMMY) WILKINSON is Night Fore- 
man of the Metal Bench. He was born in Buf- 
falo. New York, and attended grade school there. 
His first position was with Greyhound Motors; 
worked for Curtiss Aero Company; worked for 
the Buffalo Press Steel Company; making dies 
for Curtiss Company. Later he joined the U. S. 
Coast Guard for a year's enlistment, then went 
to the Erie Beach Amusement Company, and 
joined Consolidated in 1925, starting as a helper. 
He was promoted to his present position as Night 
Foreman of the Metal Bench last April. For 
relaxation Jimmy takes to fishing, horseback 
riding, bowling, driving, and camping. 

R. {BOB) COMBE was born in Newcastle. 
England, and is of Scotch descent. The date of 
birth was July, 18 98. He received his final 
schooling, however, at Niagara Falls High School, 
New York. Before joining Consolidated, he was 
Assistant Foreman of the Dental Department. 
Carborundum Company; Foreman of the Main- 
tenance Department, Maxamite Battery Company; 
and Final Assembly at Pierce- Arrow Motor Car 
Company, Buffalo. New York. He joined Co'i- 
wlidated in October. 1929, as a mechanical 

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tenance millwright, and was promoted to liis 
present position as Foreman of the dny Mechan- 
ical Maintenance Department in 1935. During the 
first world war he served 3 years with the Can- 
adian Engineers. His diversions are Softball, bowl- 
ing, horseback riding, and swimming. 

C. F. PJERROU is of French and Swedish 
descent; was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, 
in 1912. Following grade, high school, and 2 
years of trade school, he started in aviation 
through the home study of aircraft; joined the 
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation; later Douglas 
and then Vultee. He joined Covsolkialal in 1939 
as a lead man; was promoted to his present posi- 
tion as Night Foreman of the Drop Hammer, 
Foundry and Plaster Shop in September of last 
year. Quite an athlete, he played ! years of pro- 
fessional and semi-professional football on the 
Pacific Coast. He has been associated with South- 
ern California model aircraft industry for the 10 years; has designed and built light drop 
hammers for small parts and has been associated 
with aircraft for 12 years. Finds his hobby and 
relaxation in model building; enjoys sports and 
the study of the latest aircraft designs. 

Exclusively a Ladies' Column 

Dizzy Ann, in a smartly tailored strait- 
jacket, goes into a spin for the Consoli- 
dator, — she hopes. In an exclusive inter- 
view, Diz sez she likes any color so long 
as it is red, but why, oh why, do some 
of our very nicest Coiisolideffes, yet, wear 
fire engine finger nails, orange lips, and 
fresh pink cheeks, all to a oncet? What's 
foidermore, Diz rattles on, if make-up is 
not matched, unharmony should raign con- 
sistently. A different color for each cheek, 
green eye shadow for the right eye, blue 
for the left, and what have you? 

Diz suggests, why not get a little 
waterproof purse, fill it with pads of cot- 
ton saturated with your favorite skin 
freshener, bring same to the awfuss, and 
you're all set to freshen the phiz between 
powderings. Not as good as a nice stimu- 
lating shower, but then, we are woiking 
goils, and Christopher Morley thinks we 
are swell, and writes that we keep our 
jitters to ourselves. Hooray for Chris. 

Diz sez, don't throw away what's left 
in the teapot, and then go out and pay 
money for eye lotion. But definuttely, the 
most fency-schmency eye specialists use 
tea on the eye pads. So next time your 
eyes go all patriotic, red, white and blue, 
dunk them in the family teakettle, as it 
were. You may be absorbed in your work, 
too, and still do it better if you look up 
from it now and then. Look aaaallll around, 
and put your shoulders back as hard as 
you can, and relax. Diz sez it's good for 
you, and she should know. Dunt esk why. 



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Consolidated Philosophy 

To toil, whether with the sweat of the 
brow, or of the brain, is the noblest 
thing yet discovered beneath the stars. 
Let the weary cease to think that labor 
is a curse and doom pronounced by 
Deity. Without it there could be no 
true excellence in human nature. 
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm 
. . . It vioies stones, it charms brutes. 
Entlyiisiasm is the genius of sincerity, 
and truti} accomplishes no victories 
without it. 

"Why" and "How" are such useful 
questions that they cannot be uttered 
too often. 

'Twas the day after Christmas, 
When all through the shop 
There were hangover headaches 
That just wouldn't stop; 
And brains were befuddled 
From too much good cheer. 
Oh gee, I'm glad Christmas 
Just comes once a year. 

By Clarence Baldwin, No. 4012. 

Johnson: What gives Parker that 
strained look — business worries? 

Jones: No, he picked it up trying 
to listen to his wife and the radio at 
the same time. 

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FouRTHat eim 

GLENN HOTCHKISS, who became Superin- 
tendent of Building No. 2 in the yard last Novem- 
ber, was born in Dryden, New York, in August of 
1904 and graduated from high school there. He 
worked for his father in the building business for 
2 years, starting in with the Thomas Morse Aircraft 
Company in 1923; he worked there steadily with 
them for 5 years until they were purchased by 
Conwiidated in 192 8. He, of course, came over to 
Consolidated and has been with us ever since. He 
was Foreman of the Fuselage Department in the 
old Thomas Morse Division, later becoming Fore- 
man of the Hull Department, the position he held 
prior to becoming Superintendent in November. 
Glenn feels that a lot of young fellows today could 
well afford to develop some of the qualities pos- 
sessed by their fathers, and in his boosting he 
urges all of us as Americans to be on our toes 
during this critical period. Glenn is an ardent 
booster of sports; enjoys watching sports of all 
kinds, and enjoys playing golf as a personal di- 


OUR ice hockey teams are getting 
under way at the Glacier Gardens. 
We have about thirty men practicing 
every Sunday between five and six p.m. 
There are some real prospects working out 
that look big league(?) The night crew 
plays the day in the first practice scrim- 
mage. Of the thirty men turning out, 
twenty-five are night men. What is the 
matter with the day shift. Is the game a 
little too rough? Poggi of Engineering is 
captain of the day shift team. Anyone in- 
terested is welcome. 

Our basketball teams are going strong; 
the day shift started on their second 
round Thursday, December 12th. They 
will play once a week at 7:30 and 8:50 
p.m. at the Municipal Gym. In the first 
round Hull No. 1 won all their games. 
The pace for this classy team was set by 
Tommy Johnson, Peterson, and the Tia 
Juana giant. Maintenance gave the Hull 
a real scare in their first game of the new 
league leading at the half 14 to 13 but 


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dropped the duke 24 to 34 when the Hull 
put on the heat. Incidentally, this loss 
cost us a bottle of milk to that Hans 
Henrich of the gambling world, Al Leo- 
nard, of Hull. 

Boxing and wrestling are coming along 
in fine shape now that most of the con- 
testants have recovered from the flu. 
The day shift has had weekly workouts 
on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Coli- 
seum with about fifteen men taking part 
in the (lard letting) conditioning. The 
wrestlers meet at the Army and Navy 
"Y" Wednesdays at 7:30 for their work- 
outs. Muzzey, Burton Rogers, Johnny 
Vanderveer, Hiser, Ernie Hughes, and 
others are attending these workouts. The 
Consolidated Boxing and Wrestling Club 
wish to announce that the plant cham- 
pionships will be held in the near future 
so now is the time to start getting that 
waist down. 

Consolidated Philosophy . . . 

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January, 1941 



Home from his toil, an engineer 

Sank wearily to bed; 

The plans of wings and landing gears 

Were buzzing through his head. 

Then there appeared before his eyes 

A dreadful apparition 

Much like the ancient mariner 

In very poor condition. 

Who laid upon the bed a tome 
Of 40 thousand pages. 
"Specifications" it was marked. 
And showed the wear of ages. 

He frowned a military frown, 
His eyes began to glisten, 
And pointing with his horny hand 
He throatily croaked, "Listen:" 

Design for us, O Engineer, 

An airplane that is hot; 

A two-place Fighter's what we want 

The best than can be got. 

Of course, you should be quite prepared 
Like any good go-getter, 
To change it quickly to a bomber 
If we decide that's better. 

Now don't forget — it must be fast, 
Three hundred's not enough; 
But it must land at 20 miles 
As light as downy fluff. 

Remember, too, it must be dived 
Or "Dove" — or is it "Diven?" 
No matter — it must go like Hell 
Nor land the crew in Hivven, 

A clean design, for speed's sweet sake. 
That's a necessity. 

The wings, of course, must fold, but please, 
Not unexpectedly. 

The wings need flaps, the cowl does, too. 
The ailerons must droop; 
And seaplane floats would be right nice 
For landing in the soup. 

Since no one knows if this design 
Will base on beach or boat. 
Arrange to have the wheels retract 
Into the seaplane float. 

Put in some gas, enough to fly 
From Hindoostan to here; 
A crew of two — a radio 
And add flotation gear. 

A battery of ten-inch guns — 

No wait — that's Battleships. 

Oh, well, you'd better put them in; 

We'll leave them out on trips. 

The radio will be — let's see — 

This one — no, that one — wait, 

Leave room for both, we'll pick one out 

At some much later date. 

That's all except of course for bombs 
And Cameras and Mappin', 
Torpedoes, too, and smoke-screen tanks — 
No telling what may happen. 

Let's see — the last one was how strong? 
Now multiply by three. 
One never knows, does one, when one 
Will strain it mightily. 

Now hark ye well, 'tis writ in blood 
That you'll be in a kittle 
If you should deviate from specs 
One single jot or tittle. 

Each part must be well anodized, 

Ten coats of paint you'll give it; 

And bonding wire must connect 

Each bolt and nut and rivet. 

So there you are — Now go ahead 
And dash 06 this design. 
Ten weeks we'll give you — not enough ? 
We'll compromise on nine. 

Because, you see, "'Twill take us years 
To carefully peruse it 
And fully satisfy ourselves 
We simply cannot use it." 

— Author Unknown. 
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From Our Album . . . 

Top Row, Left to Right. Mr. and Mrs. Michael 
Alianelli and their baby girl, Carta. Mille 
worlis in the Sheet Metal Department. — Master 
Ellis Edenfield, six months old, the son of 
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Edenfield. Mr. Edenfield is 
an Engineer in the Stress Group. — The Com- 
mittee that presented the First Annual Sheet 
Metal Christmas Charity Ball are (left to 
right) seated, J. W. Kelly, chairman; R. 
Clute, door prizes; H. Liegel, coordinator; 
D. Gale, personnel assistant; W. Coward, 
floor manager; (standing) H. Cooper, Jr., 
check room; E. Lehman, personnel assistant; 
F. Rose, assistant chairman; L. Miller, secre- 
tary-treasurer; and C. H. Hahn, publicity. 

Middle Row. Young Miss Daveen Dorothy 
Koppel was born October 6, 1940, at Mercy 
Hospital. Miss Koppel is the daughter of 
Martin Koppel, Hull riveter. — A couple of 

newly-weds, Eddie and Ruth Spreen. — Stewart 
Dean and Sterling Gene Grommer, three years 
old. E. H. Grommer is in Mechanical Main- 
tenance. — Charles and Curtis Karr, three 
year old sons of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. L. Karr. 
Mr. Karr is in the Hull Department. 

Bottom Row. S. P. Merritt, paint depart- 
ment, worked until midnight one Saturday 
rec2ntly, then drove to Oak Grove and bag- 
ged this 135 pound buck about fifteen min- 
utes after parking his car. "Lucky Merritt" 
is the name. — Richard, 5, and James, 2, are 
the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Archibald. 
Jack is in Hull No. 2. — Mrs. E. H. Grommer 
and son, Kenneth Hughes. Mr. Grommer is 
in Mechanical Maintenance. — Mrs. R. A. 
Bussey with Miss Elizabeth Ann, who was 
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By W. LluyJ Purser 

Mr. John Cossar has taken up his duties 
as our new "head man" at nights. Wel- 
come to our midst, Johnny, it's a great 

The same welcome goes for the numer- 
ous other fellows who have started night 
work the last two months. We are glad 
to have you for a little new blood peps 
things up. 

Taylor has just returned from a trip 
to Kansas. His description of California 
must have turned the trick for that cer- 
tain young lady has promised to join him 
early this year. 

Reports reach me that Joe Bashore has 
resumed his former place in double harn- 

ess — yes, it's the same girl and we wish 
them many happy years together. 

The matrimonial road looked very in- 
viting with its bright spots and shadows 
filled with promise so our timekeeper, 
Greg Sugg, and Miss Georgia Foster of 
Hollywood chose December 14 to start 
their trip down this winding way. 

"What time do you have, Kerr?" would 
start fireworks a few weeks ago for Kerr 
came blithely to work at what he thought 
to be 6:30 p. m., for so his watch read. 
While waiting outside the gate for the 
other boys to show up, he enjoyed himself 
until he discovered he was just an hour 
late. The last seen of the watch, it was 
merrily bouncing down the street and 
Kerr docs not wear one anymore. 


By Drouiic 

We all expect to see the new experi- 
mental family tree in the near future. 
It's in work but no promise date yet. 

Ed Hanzlick and Al Sharp are building 
new homes and we are all anxious to 
know when they will be completed, so 
the house-warming will be a success. 

Otto seems to have lost his smile, al- 
though maybe the new tooth he tried to 
show off the other day may be the reason. 

Santa Glaus was certainly good to Bill 
Summers this past Christmas. He brought 
Bill a beautiful bride all the way from 
Buffalo, N. Y. The bride. Miss Frances 
E. Holmes, and Bill were married on 
December 26. 

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By Eii deforest 

THE age-old formula of the time, the 
place, and the girl was again tested 
and proved by one of our men recently. 
The time? — Saturday, November 9. The 
place? — Las Vegas, Nevada. The girl? — 
Miss Jean Wood, of Anaheim. And, lest 
we forget, the lucky fellow was Bill 

It seems that there was once a man 
who had a pet worm and . . . well, for 
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you to Doug Diffin, the sage of La JoUa. 
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C-I, F5L and MF boats for the Navy. He happened 
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Westphalia, Germany, where he started the plant 
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THE loft is still the crossroads of the 
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Coughlin, past foreman of the loft, is now 
engineer in charge of experimental, his 
place being filled by Mr. Larsen, assisted 
by Mr. Taber. 

Several of our boys have shown great 
promise as pilots in the current CAA 
flight training program. "Wonder if 
drawing lines on loft boards help these 
boys 'fly a line' in the air." 

"Joe Baker" Davis has demonstrated 
his talents by turning out some rum-flav- 
ored fruit cakes for his personal friends' 
holiday enjoyment. Anyone partaking of 
these rum delicacies may either shoot or 
hang themselves to escape the convulsive 
after effects from eating such stuff. 

Craig was seen with a nickel the other 
day; his wife must have loosened up . . . 
Chesley still thinks that's gold in them that 
hills . . . Bill Summers has thrown awaj' 
his pipes and now smokes only the best 
cigars since he occupied a new home in 
an east-side subdivision. 

To Marion "Blackie" Coy, who operates 
a press when he isn't helping those hand- 

some boys at the icebox to hand out rivets, 
Christmas meant something more than 
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The Designer bent across his board, 
Wonderful things in his head were stored. 
And he said as he rubbed his throbbing 

"How can I make this thing tough to 

If this part here were only straight, 
I'm sure the thing would work first-rate. 
But 'twould be so easy to turn and bore. 
It never would make the machinists sore. 
I better put in a right-angle there. 
Then watch those babies tear their hair. 
Now I'll put the holes that hold the cap, 
Way down in here where they're hard to 

Now this piece won't work, I'll bet a buck. 
For it can't be held in a shoe or chuck. 
It can't be drilled or it can't be ground; 
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He looked again and cried, "At last — 
Success is mine, it can't even be cast." 

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HULL got a terrific scare the other 
night when a fast improving Sheet 
Metal team came within one point of 
knocking them off the roost. The great 
Carter was transferred to days and the 
coaching of Production will be taken over 
by Dick Adams. Carter gave his beautiful 
silk jersey back to Adams with the shed- 
ding of many a tear. Final Assembly also 
regrets the loss of their manager, Red 
Basil, transferred to days. Army inspec- 
tion is represented in night basketball by 
the able playing of one Milo Nelson, ex- 
collegiate star from the far northwest. 
Purchasing has been improved with the 
addition of Speed and Seeley from the Tool 
Room. Both were stars of the night pro- 
duction team of last year. Tank is re- 
cruiting players everywhere and anywhere. 
All of the night managers get out clubs 
and axes in hand when they see Art Hart- 
mann coming. Parga, tall guard, is one of 
the outstanding players for Metal Bench. 
He formerly played with the Toltec team. 
Wing is now managed and coached by the 
great Illinois football star, Frank Heide- 
man. Sullivan, who one might think a 
little Irish, is managing the Hull team. 
Wood Shop and Machine Shop are fast 
improving and in the next round will 
give all the boys a battle. The officiating 
has been under the capable handling of 
Craig Clark. His able assistants are Sawaya 
and Walker. 

Consolidated' s All Star baseball team 
is finally warming up, having won a game 
with the American Legion Juniors. Then 
they lost a tough game of eleven innings 
to Escondido 4 to 3. The team is looking 
like a ball club with Price behind the 
plate. Sada, Ernie Holman, Underwood, 
Skelly, Aguirre, Winn, all showing vast 
improvement. The main sparkplug has been 
Henry Smith's pitching. This boy Hank 
has been allowing few hits and filled a 
necessary gap with Fuzz Orrell injuring 
his leg and Phillips becoming a father. 
Manager Brown is to be commended on 
his team. 

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By Hart 

The W. T. Aliens have a new baby 
girl, born November 4. Congratulations. 
Seen About Town: 

E. L. Bermuda took the fatal leap. He 
and the girl friend drove to Yuma De- 
cember 1 and were married. Lots of good 
luck, folks. 

It is rumored around that T. H. Badgett 
is to be married on January 2 5. Let's 
hope that the date arrives soon so he can 
get his mind on his work and quit hit- 
ting his thumb. The young lady's name is 
Miss Betty Stewart. 

V. A. Wellborn is building himself a 
new home and buying new furniture. 
When is the house-warming? 

E. Lewellen and F. T. Orrell and R. K. 
Tarrett have returned to work after being 
off for quite some time with the flu. 

"Farmer" Curtis Franklin reports the 
crops are doing swell out on his ranch. 
How about the coon dogs for Parsons? 

H. J. Dieschle has just bought himself 
another car, Clyde Hammett is also a new 
car owner. Herman said he wishes he had 
the old one back. 

Don Crowe has just rented himself a 
new home out on Mission Bay, with private 
dock and "boats" furnished. 

We are all glad to welcome Thomas 
Dowling back to work after a long lay- 
off due to a nervous breakdown. 

What! is Lanny Rice still around here? 
Quite some time ago he was going to join 
the Canadian Royal Air Force. 


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It seems as though some fellows don't 
know when they are well off — Daniel 
Jones finally took his bow out of the 
ranks of single men. Best of luck to 
Danny and the young lady. 

We have our old friend, Paul DeGuilio 
back on days as a leadman in the Sub- 
Assembly Department. 

All the old-timers in Sub Assembly 
are tickled pink to have Dick Emrick 
for foreman. 

The weather had better clear up for 
Bill Kiegel's sake. I hear the folks in 
Buffalo to whom he was bragging up 
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Bill Hill will have to put a cow bell 
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By Eugene Peshel 

WITH this issue of the "Consolida- 
tor" the Mechanical Maintenance 
Department, up to this time unheard from 
in our monthly magazine, makes its debut. 

The most important day in December 
was not the 2 5 th for Willie Willingham, 
but the 9th, when he became the proud 
daddy of an 8-pound, 2-ounce bouncing 
baby boy, born at the Mercy Hospital. 
John Thomas Willingham is the name 
the new heir will bear. 

Back to work again have come many 
men who were hit low by the flu bug. 
Leadman Jim Johnson and George De- 
Marino, both out for two weeks, are 
back on the job again as good as new. 

Harold Roberts, formerly on Tony 
Buijnorouski's crew, was transferred to 
the Plant Engineering Building. Noon- 
time still finds Harold wandering back to 
the Maintenance department to chat with 
his old cronies. 

Former Master of Ceremonies Kett By- 
erley is right in his glory now since the 
Maintenance office is equipped with a 
loudspeaking system. He puts real en- 
thusiasm into his work now when he is 
paging some leadman. 

Down at the Glacier Gardens, local ice 
rink, three of the Maintenance boys are 
doing their stuff as members of the San 
Diego Rowing Club ice hockey team. 
Don Blatnik, wingman, Dave Markovich, 
center, and Gene Peshel, goalie, are the 
players from our department who have 
played against Loyola and the University 
of Southern California. In the first four 
games, the Oarsman dropped only the 
fourth game, and that by a 4 to 3 score. 
Bob Combe, Foreman, remarked after the 
first game that if the boys moved as 
fast around the plant as they do on the 
ice, everything would be one picnic for 

As a Christmas gift, the whole Mechan- 
ical Maintenance gang gave to "Mac" 
Clutinger, Assistant foreman, a new 
bowling ball and a bag. Bob Combe made 
the presentation. 

"Mamma, Daddy's lying in the hall 
unconscious with a piece of paper in his 
hand and a large box at his side." 

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They were: J. H. Smith, L. Denny and J. 
Sangster. Mr. Sangster reports that he has 
learned how to dock a ship — or, at least, 
the difference between a "power-on" and 
a "power-off" approach. 

A party of tourists came upon an In- 
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"Why doesn't the squaw ride?" asked 
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Young Lady: You couldn't — ah — tell 
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A Scotchman told a friend that he was 
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Heard About the Hull . . 

"Alls well that ends Well!" 

Ancient as it may be, this old adage 
may well be applied to the Hull gang. 
They feel that old 1940 didn't treat them 
so bad after all. The weather has not been 
so awfully "unusual" this past year, and 
excepting the call to arms for National 
Guards, the slight ripple of excitement 
caused by Selective Service and a minor 
epidemic of influenza, the boys feel they 
have spent a fast-moving, yet peaceful 

Not to be outdone by the rest of this 
unpredictable ever-changing race, with a 
thought of reform in our mind we give 
you a few of the New Year resolutions 
by the Hull boys. 

George Wire, Foreman — "I resolve to 
make no resolutions!" 

Johnny Penfield, Asst. Foreman — "I re- 
solve to cut down on delicacies, for in- 
stance, no more onions for lunch!" 

Hank Yogerst, Hull Mover — "I will 
kill that urge to jump every time I move 
a ship this year, or know the reason why!" 

Johnny Glenn, Leadman — "I think I 
will shake Lee House's hand, that is, if it 
is clean." 

Lee House, Leadman — "By Golly, I 
think I'll let him!" 

Jack Bennett, Clerk — "Now's the time, 

By Bill Pettit 

I shall be firm and demand that my blonde 
go steady!" 

The blonde, a beauty — "Censored." 

Hull Dispatchers — "We resolve to have 
more parties, one can hardly imagine how 
educational they are!" 

A newcomer to our group is Loren 
Chaplin, Jr., and the way "Red" Chaplin 
goes around grinning from ear to ear, one 
would think he had the baby instead of 
the Mrs. "Red" resolves to teach his child 
to be the world's best saxophone player. 

Glenn Hotchkiss and George Landy 
co-partners — "Resolve not to get their 
guns so wet next time they go duck 

Using these few well-chosen resolutions, 
it is easy to see that the year 1941 should 
be an eventful one indeed. Of course most 
of these resolutions are inclined to be 
elastic and may stretch a little, but how 
far is a little? 

After going through the index files 
Rupert Crosthwaite, hull clerk was seen 
writing down a list of names. When ques- 
tioned as to what he was doing he demon- 
strated as follows. "Look," he exclaimed, 
"We have enough names here to make one 
of the finest swing bands in the country." 
Sure enough, in his list he had Bob Crosby, 
Phil Harris, Jimmie Lunsford, Glenn Mil- 
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3. Hardens the surface somewhat 
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4. Insulating the dry parts against 
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5. Showing up defects in the metal, 
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6. Being a complete finish in itself, 
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salt water. 

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(Continued from page 191 
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CONSOLIDATED'S 60, five - man 
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the maples steaming hot at the Sunshine 
Alleys these days as competition continues 
at a fast pace and rivalry grows as keen 
as a Kentucky mountain "feud." 

In the Friday league, Accounting has 
led the parade of 18 teams for the past 30 
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Hull No. 1 has lost some heart-breakers 
and it would seem that the fine kegling of 
George Galley and Ed Banks is for naught. 
In the Nov. 22nd session, Galley captured 
high individual honors with a fine 2 59 
game and a 611 series. He was awarded 
a gold pin by the Sunshine management 
for his better- than-2 50 effort. 

Coming up from sixth place to third 
in four weeks, Experimental's R. Cottle, 
R. Whited, B. Smith, T. Thomas and E. 
Hanzlik are keeping things stirred up in 
the "Nite" League. Heat Treatment's T. 
Berardini, J. Kent, P. Pjerron, O. Sel- 
vaggi and J. Havlik seem to be solidly 
entrenched in first place while Hull No. 
4 and Metal Bench have maintained their 
"first-four" standing without too much 

The F. A. Electricians and Plaster Shop 
are hanging on to their one-two standing 
in the Monday league and going into the 
home stretch, the Electricians — A. Page, 
G. Johnson, C. Birch, R. Romaine and T. 
Donally — are pulling away from the field. 
The Engineers league has resolved into a 
three-way battle for supremacy between 
Loft No. 4, Loft No. 3 and Electrical, 
with the latter two tied for second place 
only two points behind the leaders. 

In addition to George Galley's dead-eye 
alley marksmanship, a number of other 
super games have been chalked up the 
past month. Winning high team honors in 
their respective leagues were: Friday 
league — Production, Green, 934 game 
and 2570 series; Hull No. 2, 2594 series; 
Hull No. 1, 2 505 series; individual highs 
went to Roy Coykendall, 224 game and 
5 84 series; Hal Leppart, 226 game, and 
William Liddle, 567 series; "Nite" league 
— Loft No. 3, 831 game and 2270 series; 
Loft No. 4, 886 game and 2276 series; 
Machine Shop, 849 game and 2436 series; 
Individual highs won by Dormay, 206 
game, Gireldner, 515 series; Douglas, 200 
game. Hatcher, 510 series; W. Sherwood, 
209 game; J. Donegan, 563 series; Mon- 
day league — F. P. Stockroom, 8 56 game; 
Tank, 874 game and two series of 2316 
and 2304; Machine Shop, 836 and 851 
games and 2271 series; Experimental, 2327 
series; Individuals, C. Sandlin, 25 5 game; 
J. Zuppon, 222 game and 546 series; T. 
Donally, 256 game and 543 and 618 
series; Z. Turoski, 207 game and 576 ser- 
ies; Engineers league — Loft No. 3, 831 
game and 2270 series; Loft No. 4, 886 
game and 2276 series; Armament, 856 
game and 2368 series; Individuals, Dor- 
moy, 206 and 230 games and 546 series; 
Gireldner, 515 series, Douglas, 200 game; 
Hatcher, 510 series. 

The Consair Monday league will meet 
January 13 and reorganize into two di- 
visions, while the Friday league will gather 
for the same purpose January 10. The re- 
sults should be four, eight-team leagues 
that are evenly matched in strike-abilities, 
making for even better competition and 
greater interest. 

Following are the league standings as of 
December 15 th and the Honor Roll, con- 
sisting of the names of those keglers who 
have had better than 2 50 games: 


Won Lost 

Accounting 29 IS 

Engineering 29 IS 

Prod. Green 27 17 

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Wood Shop 21 

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Heat Treat 
Metal Bench 
Hull No. 4 
Machine Shop 
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Sheet Metal 
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Paint Shop 
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Wing Bulkheads 
Hull No. 3 
Tool Room 
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F. A. Elec 39 

Plaster Shop 32 

F. P. Stockroom 27 

Sheet Metal 27 

Draw Bench 26 

Experimental 25 

Inspection 1 22 

Inspection 2 21 

Timekeepers 21 

Machine Shop 21 

Maintenance 21 

Tank 20 

Welding 18 

Hull 17 

Wood Shop 13 

Finish Stock 6 



Loft No. 4 22 

Loft No. 3 20 

Electrical 20 

Wing ... 

Loft No. 2 

Fixed Equipment 

Power Plant 

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Volume 6 

February, 1941 


Number 2 


1. The present inspection force of 
Comolidafcd is to be expanded to approxi- 
mately 1,000 men by July 1, 1941. In or- 
der to provide qualified personnel for this 
expansion a school is being established and 
classes will start about January 15, 1941. 
The course will consist of two parts; a 
basic and a specialized course and will 
extend over a period of two months for 
each class. A schedule of classes which 
will be held after working hours, giving 
time, place and subjects will be issued 

2. All junior inspectors at present em- 
ployed by this Corporation are expected 
to attend the classes and satisfactory com- 
pletion of the course will be a require- 
ment for consideration for promotion to 
the grade of inspector. 

-^. Applications from other Comoli- 
(latcd personnel for taking the course 
should be submitted to Mr. J. C. Thomp- 
son, through the shop foreman concerned, 
with a brief statement of applicant's edu- 
cation and experience. To be eligible, ap- 
plicants must have had certain education, 
training and experience, depending upon 
the branch of inspection selected, but 
should in all cases include some knowledge 
of airplane construction or operation. 

4. The above plan will be supple- 
mented by the employment of inspector's 
helpers to the extent necessary, who will 
be required to take the course of instruc- 
tion prior to advancing them to the grade 
of junior inspectors. 

President and Manager. 


With the present housing shortage there 
is a tendency for some property owners to 
unduly raise the cost to the renter. Any 
employee faced with an abnormal increase 
in rent, or in any other service or ordinary 
vital necessity should notify the Personnel 
Department at once. Under California law 
the renter is entitled to certain protection 
against eviction from his residence, and the 
renter faced with an abnormal increase of 
cost of rent or eviction should be fully 
informed of his rights. A copy of this law 
is on file at the Personnel Office at all times, 
and any employee is invited to consult 
the employment office in this regard, for 
his own protection. 


To all Selective Se 

(Draft) Regis- 

1 . QUESTIONNAIRES — When you re- 
ceive your draft questionnaire, report 
to Personnel Office immediately, during 
working hours, with foreman's permis- 
sion. Personnel Office w^ill help you fill 
it out, and -vriW notarize and mail it 
for you. 

2. DELINQUENCY — You may be fined 
or imprisoned for failure to report 
promptly when summoned by your 
draft board, or for failure to keep 
board informed of changes of address. 


Personnel Director. 


Following is a copy of telegram sent to 
President Franklin D. Roosevelt by Major 
Fleet on the occasion of the President's 
"Fireside chat" on American security, de- 
livered Sunday, December 29, 1940: 
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 
Washington, D. C. 

"All of us in this organization feel 
that your speech was a crackerjack 
and clearly outlines the situation from 
which we cannot and should not re- 
treat. Count upon our hearty support 
with utmost fervor." 
Consolidated Aircraft Corporation, 

R. H. Fleet, President. 

LETTER . . . 

The following letter, addressed to 
Major Fleet was received on Jan. 8th: 
Dear Major Fleet: 

Will you please express to your men 
my own personal deep appreciation 
of the splendid planes your organiza- 
tion must be turning out? 
Even the inspired piloting of my son, 
Lieut. Murray Hanson would have 
been useless, and two more valuable 
lives lost, if the plane he and Ensign 
Clarke were driving, had not met the 
grueling test of that January 2nd. 
I salute you all, with a mother's bene- 
diction added. 
Well done, Consolidated! 
Mrs. Helen V. Hanson and 
Mrs. Murray Hanson. 


THE University of California, with 
funds from the United States Office 
of Education, has set up a series of six- 
teen aircraft -engineering courses to be 
taught at San Diego State College campus. 
The material covered was outlined by en- 
gineers of the four aircraft companies in 
San Diego with the cooperation of Mr. 
B. W. Sheahan of Consolidated and Pro- 
fessor C. J. Vogt of the University of 

Both general elementary courses and 
more specialized work will be offered to 
meet present requirements of local in- 
dustry. Newcomers as well as old timers 
will find subjects of interest which should 
be of great practical use in their work. 

Courses are open to anyone with high 
school background and specific prere- 
quisites to suit each subject. There is no 
charge or tuition for any of the courses. 

Announcements of the courses have 
been posted in all the local plants and at 
Naval Air Station. Instructors in the fol- 
lowing subjects have been obtained from 
the Engineering Departments of local 

Aircraft Mechanics, statics, kinematics. 

Aircraft Design, a general course. 

Elementary Aircraft Design Drafting. 

Advanced Aircraft Design Drafting. 

Aircraft Design Drafting Methods. 

Strength of Materials. 

Aircraft Structures. 

Elementary Aircraft Lofting. 

Advanced Aircraft Lofting. 

Aircraft Power Plant Installation. 

Aircraft Materials and Processes. 

Aircraft Materials and Processes Lab- 


Applied Aerodynamics. 

Diesel Power Plants. 

Advanced Metallurgy of Aircraft Ma- 

Classes will be held both in the after- 
noon and evening so that men of either 
shift may participate. 

T. P. Faulconer, Eng'r. 

Many people have a good aim in life 
but don't pull the trigger. — "Flash." 

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 
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AS USUAL, our Christmas Party was 
xXa huge success. It was impossible to 
keep track of everyone, but I did man- 
age to see: 

Evelyn Kells go zooming across the 
dance floor when part of her shoe fell off, 
so her theme song from then on was "one 
shoe off and John's shoe on," as John 
Kester lent her one of his number elevens 
. . . Bertha Johnson combing a stately 
gentleman's "handle-bars" . . . (by-the- 
way, "Mr. Handlebars" was the hit of the 
evening and he'll have to come to our 
parties more often) . . . Lucille Fisher with 
that ham bone which she doesn't remem- 
ber but we do . . . Virginia Garland's 
dance partner glad to meet someone who 
doesn't work in Personnel . . . Grace 
Koenig appearing after having been lost for 
hours . . . Mary Eleanor Meredith indulg- 
ing in her usual coca cola . . . Irma Rob- 
bins the heroine of the evening for find- 
ing a lost wrist watch . . . everyone search- 
ing for Peggy Lehman's lost purse . . . 
Evelyn Parkins disguised as a Christmas 
tree . . . Al Nelson wondering where he 


got that telegram . . . Martha Coons 
dancing a rhumba with Bob Lang . . . 
Louise Girodon and C. Curzon introducing 
late-comers . . . Virginia Johnston in a 
lovely white Grecian dress . . . Marcella 
Holzman looking as pretty as usual . . . 
Iris Armistead and Edna Willwerth bub- 
bling over with laughter . . . Jack Gott all 
decked out in his tux . . . Ann Howard 
and Norma Haugard late but plenty wel- 
come . . . Marie Graham with lots of 
dance partners . . . Betty Mizer dancing 
with her brand new husband . . . Bert 
Bowling without his hat (no foolin') . . . 
so there you have an idea of the fun we 
had. Thanks, Lucille and Irma, for an- 
other swell shindig! 

First hand information from the ole 
news columnist himself reveals the recent 
marriage of Josephine Muffley, Personnel 
Office, and Elton Bradshaw ("Brad" to 
you). Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. 
Bradshaw. This is one time "Brad" kept 
a good news scoop to himself — is that 


Beautiful mantel clocks that announce the 
hour and half hour on soft musical chords. 
These add a note of warmth to the living room 
— especially in a new home. 


Alarm clocks made to sell at $1.25 are now 
being offered at only 65c. Clocks come in 3 
colors and are guaranteed to awaken you on 
dark mornings. 

Our Optical Department open Wednesday 
evenings by appointment. 


During the month of January four of 
the girls in the Persormel Department an- 
nounced their engagements and will be 
married by the time this issue is out. 

Helene Moxness will become the bride 
of Alex Jeffares. 

Jean Parker will become the bride of 
Vernon Yates. 

Eileen Currier will become the bride of 
Eddie Wyman. 

Helen Graber will become the bride of 
Al Gayton. 

Helene and Jean will find duties to oc- 
cupy their time in their new venture. We 
will miss their smiling faces. Helen and 
Eileen will still be with us. 

All the girls have our best wishes. 
No. 510. 


By Magiiire 

If you're interested in the time of day 
ask Harold Strawn. He won the "Stop 
Watch Trophy" sponsored by the San 
Diego Aeroneers Gas Model club for great- 
est number of points over a six-months 
period. Harold also won this same prize 
six months ago and sponsors a model club 
of his own. 

Service has been transferred to days and 
Jim Coats is now on nights. Hated to lose 
Service and hello Jim. 

With an ear to the ground I've heard 
that Miss Beatrice Grilbner of Planning 
and Gale Thompson of Engineering are 
middle-aisling it soon — no date set as yet. 

Ray Peters held "open house" and it 
was quite a party. 

Herb Daley is broken hearted these days. 
Don't worry Herb, she'll be back. 

About half the night gang are Coro- 
nado residents. Maybe they like to ride a 
ferry — or are sailors at heart. 

Bert Rowan fell in love with the Rose 
Bowl parade — every one of them. 

Tom Stan';berry got stuck in the moun- 
tains — how Tom? 

Larry Granstedt (Captain of night 
bowling team) wants a consistent bowler 
— one that's on time. 

Golf is really getting a lot of the boys 
out under the sun and some of the scores 
sound like machine shop tolerances — 
nothing less. Some of the single boys can't 
understand income tax. They say it should 
be out-go tax. Well two can live as cheap 
as one — I don't think. 

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February, 1941 


As this goes to press the awarding of 
Service Pins to employees is scheduled to 
take place in the new Final Assembly 
building, and will already have taken 
place. Passing the 15, 10 and 5 year 
milestones at this annual award were the 

Wesp, E. H. Fisher, Lucille E. 

Bitzer, Eugene Ambrose, A. A. 

Bowling, Herbert Scrivani, F. A. 

Klegle, B. F. Wilkinson, J. E. 

Fleck, J. H. Klingenmicr, Leo 

Brennan, A. E. 

Lance, Gilbert Walter Rowan, Bertrand J. 

McEwan, Harry F. 
Schicht, Andrew 
Schurr, William A. 
Emrick, Richard E. 
Bergman, Alfred J. 
Doerr, Henry W. 
Engelhardt, Christia 
Clayton, George B., Jr. 
Sugg, Arthur Fred 
Pctcrhansel, Otto 
Brabban, Robert 
Williams, Robert Lee 

Gilchrist, William C. 
Eigenmann. Henry 
Waterbury, James H. 
Bender, L. H. 
Funke, Otto Hermann 
Deischl, Hermann J. 
I H. Duncan, Milton 
Budzynski, Stanley 
Koster, Alfred William 
Hartman, Arthur G. 
McCartney, James Watson 
Waite, W. H. 

Irwin, John 
Sandel, L. K. 
Learman, Frank J. 
Benedict, John R. 
Hawthorne, Herbert J. 
Bommer, Arthur 
Nelson, A. S. 
Gallagher, Francis J. 
Schneider, K. V. 
Gilchrist, T. L. 
Hager, Edward C. 
Menge, Otto F. 
Field, F. R. 
Robbins, Leo R. 
Hangen, M. C. 
Miller, J. A. 
Wood, H. K. 
Shattuck, W. H. 
McMIcken, B. T. 
Von Meeden, H. E. 
Von Meeden, Fredi 
Coates, C. F. 
Price, C. F. 
Fox, J. W. 
Burnett, E. D. 
Clemmens, B. A. 
Phillips, C. R. 
Weston, F. C 
Nesbit, D. G. 
Stringer, E. L. 
Wielopolski, M. J. 
Bank, E. J. 
Morris, J. J. 
Hull, J. C 
Davis, Blanche 
McEntee, L. C. 
Johnson, L. S. 
Hostetler, C. L. 


Fink, F. W. 
Durkee, Doll 
Stark, T. F. 
Knutsen, M. C. 
Hubbard, Arthur 
Harshaw, R. H. 
Maloney, W. A. 
Lamb, A. L. 
Ekdahl, E. W. 
Freal, C. L. 
Bauer, M. F. 
Chrlstensen, Louis 
Sutton, H. A. 
Schneider, P. M. 
Horner, G. K. 
Franke, A. F. 
Brown, C. E. 
Borg, W. R. 
Benson, D. L. 
Ingalls, O. H. 
kE.Woodhead, John 
Robbin, F. F. 
Pierce, H. J. 
Mougenkoff, A. 
Mann, J. D. 
Larsen, H. L. 
Kuro, J. W. 
Jones, R. F. 
Cord, A. E. 
Clutinger, M. 
Thompson, C. N. 
Tompkins, G. J. 
Delaney, F. W. 
Stanley, L. E. 
Kellogg, E. B. 
Griffith, A. L. 
Winkler, R. W. 
Suggs, B. D. 

Sharp, A. R. 
Pasek, H. E. 
Oehser, E. M. 
Fink, W. H. 
Barnikel, G. A. 
Peterson, C. A. 
Hayes, I. C. 
Roberts, G. F. 
Gerwig, H. F. 
D.ividson, N. V. 
Backhaus, E. 
Woolf, Lawrence 
St. Clair, Magnus 
Schwarz, R. H. 
Hogue, R. J. 
Couchman, G. O. 
Busby, J. L. 
Rochcvllle, H. D. 
Bibb, R. V. 
Thurber, A. C. 
Robinson, J. R. 
Kick, G. J. 
Jones, O. C, 
Gregersen, W. J. 
Zerbe, R. M. 
Robinson, Edward D. 
Baldwin, C. M. 
Perry, W. A. 
Miller, K. A. 
Nesbit, M. C. 
Brown, C. O. 
Matusek, Steven Leslie 
Koyen, J. W. 
KipkowskI, Stanley 
Coloman, Eugene 
Fairman, Albert J. 
Kester, J. Y. 
Burnett, D. B. 
Morton, W. F. 
Whittier, W. W. 
Strawn, H. A. 
Plunkett, G. O. 
MInch, E. L. 
Griffith, Y. B. 
Clegg, H. A. 
Belows, W. H. 
Carson, R. C. 
Gorman, T. A. 
McMullen, R. L. 
Wilson, G. H. 
Wiseman, Eva M. 
Taber, Phillip 
Remmele, W. A. 
Poschman, E. G. 
OpolskI, A. H. 
Malsheff, N. T. 
Sharp, F. H. 
Duffy, B. J. 
Seitz, H. M. 
Parsons, H. K. 
Ray, L. E. 
Bovee, G. N. 
Saville, W. S. 
Lawson, G. R. 
Hibert, C. L. 
Donahue, J. D. 
DeRemer, H. E. 
Koenig, Grace E. 
Rath, S. W. 
Sattro, R. L. 
Matusek, L. S., Jr. 
McManus, C. F. 

Knight, R. J. 
Gilmore, C. Vincent 
Drews, E. G. 
Franklin, C. 
Draper, G. E. 
Waskey, J. B. 
Hoover, J. C. 
Craig, I. W. 
Herbers, L. W. 
Ravey, R. L. 
Kendall, Raymond 
Wiley, J. W. 
TIsdale, W. V. 
Thompson, H. A. 
LaBar, H. W. 
Gould, L. H. 
Anderson, T. A. 
Scodes, Arthur 
Rhodes, J. A. 
Peyton, G. L. 
Patton, J. G. 
Nicholson, John 
Masters, F. E. 
Kinney, C. E. 
Seely, K. A. 
Keeler, J. R. 
Wilber, J. A. 
Murray, Campbell 
Meer, F. E. 
Deters, R. L. 
Cullison, W. L. 
Bell, T. W. 
Abels, R. M. 
McGiffin, L. G. 
Hardacre, R. H. 
Wibbenhorst, W. M. 
Laing, D. D. 
Leisenring, Victor F. 
MacLeod, K. M. 
Koenig, W. P. 
Buchan, J. C. 
Merk, J. E. 
Morgan, H. I. 
Grossher, Fred E. 
Bauer, L. J. 
Stockton, O. P. 
Pearce, D. A. 
Ealy, G. L. 
Drowne, W. C. 
Blair, A. J. 
Swarts, B. R. 
McCannon, L. M. 
Leonard, G. E. 
Dewey, G. A. 
Clark, J. W. 
Dowse, M. F. 
Bissell, C. M. 
Burney, J. S. 
Wilkes, L. E. 
Plympton, W. B. 
Plympton, Donald E. 
Hayman, R. W. 
Bell, H. G. 
Fink, Elwood R. 
Sechrist, F. W. 
Patrick, C. J. 
Millman, H. B. 
Miller, W. I. 
Mello, J. A. 
Davison, L. R. 
Chandler, E. F. 

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white side wall tires — retail $395. $ | QC 

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3C DE SOTO Coupe— A very beautiful little car 

■^ that you can drive two years and still have a 

car worth what we are asking — Market $1Q^ 

price on this car $395. Our price ' '^ 

35 FORD Sedan— Tutone finish in metallic ma- 
^^ roon and folkstone, seat covers and $ 1 #>Q 

extras; market price $325. Our price IW^ 

ag FORD Deluxe Coupe— Has original factory 
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up. Market price $595. Our price 3 3'^ 

3Q OLDSMOBILE 6 Sport Sedan— Finished in 

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The market price on this car is $795. $(>Q^ 

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ag CHEVROLET Town Sedan— Original finish 

as beautiful as the day it rolled off the show 

room floor. Market price on this car ^'CilQ 

$699. Our full price J^7 

ay PONTIAC Sedan— an unusually nice car with 

many extras. One you will be proud $3Q^ 

to own. Market price $595. Our price ^^J 

54 FORD Sedan— We sold two like this one for 
■'^ over $200 each. You can buy this $ 1 AO 
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57 FORD Deluxe Coupe. Has radio, seat covers, 

aquatic blue finish, good tires and $^Q^ 

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ay FORD 85 De Luxe 2-Door Sedan. Gull gray 

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TRUTH is sometimes stranger and 
stronger than fiction. On January 
2nd, late news flashes contained frag- 
mentary reports on one of our Consoli- 
dated Model 28's in the service of the U. S. 
Navy as having encountered trouble with 
severe weather conditions over Texas. The 
morning papers left readers still in doubt 
as to the outcome of the battle, but it ap- 
peared that five members of the crew of 
seven, faced with the possibility that the 
accumulating ice would force the plane 
down in the snowstorm at night, calmly 
elected to step overboard and took to their 
'chutes. Four made successful landings 
with minor injuries; one met his death. 

With a somewhat lightened load, the 
two remaining crewmen decided to stick 
with the ship on the long chance of getting 
it down safely. An actual landing was ac- 
complished in about four inches of water 
in a place which until about a month 
previously had not contained water for 
three years. 

Ironically, those who had escaped with 
minor injuries through their parachute 
jumps, met their deaths later flying back 
to San Diego in a land plane which crashed 
into a mountain within 2 5 miles of their 
goal, killing all eleven on board. 

Lieut, (jg) Murray Hanson and Ensign 

Robert B. Clark were the two who stuck 
with the ship in an endeavor to save it 
and succeeded in getting the big Con- 
solidated ship down on what might be 
termed simply a "moist" plot of ground. 
Up until this went to press pilots Hanson 
and Clark had not returned to San Diego, 
and we were unable to get a first-hand 
account of the whole incident from them. 
But Commander Mayer, in writing to 
Commander Leo Compo, received a graphic 
description of the unique solution involved 
in following through on the landing: 

"I am not in a position to comment on 
the flight prior to the landing near here, 
as I have no official knowledge of the 
chain of circumstances and occurences; 
but I can say that Hanson and Clark car- 
ried out their duties in a most commend- 
able manner in landing the plane in about 
four inches of water in a place, which until 
about a month ago, had not contained 
water for the previous three years. 

"The pond in which they landed was 
about 1800 yards long, about 1200 yards 
wide, and had an average depth of from 
four to five inches of water over the en- 
tire surface. The bottom was formed by 
a thin crust, which when broken through 
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person trying to walk about the pond 
found as soon as this crust was ruptured, 
that it was only with the utmost caution 
that he was able to maintain a stable 
footing. The plane after striking the sur- 
face of the water, slid to a stop in about 
375 yards, maintaining its normal flight 

"A careful examination of the interior 
of the hull revealed no damage, and in 
that the plane was in no danger where it 
was, there was no necessity for an imme- 
diate decision as to the salvage. A careful 
estimate was made of the situation and 
all attendant circumstances thoroughly 
studied, rather than make a hasty decision 
only to later find we had jumped off the 
deep end of the dock. 

"Fortunately, the construction company 
building the Naval Air Station had all 
kinds of scrapers, trucks and cranes, so 
that any problem of moving the plane 
was eliminated. A scraper was trucked 
down and made a passable road out of 
about a four mile trail from the main 
highway to the pond. Camping gear, in- 
cluding a trailer, was sent down and a 
livable camp and a small landplane run- 
way were established on the shores of the 
pond, on which several landings were 
made with the N3N. 

"We now examined all possibilities of 
getting the plane out; amongst the plans 
which presented themselves were: 

1. That the plane might be able to fly 
out under the present local conditions, 
after the removal of excess gasoline and 
loose gear. 

2. That a channel 120 feet wide, 2,000 
feet long and 4 feet deep could be dredged. 
This would take about a week's time and 
would cost about $5,000. The big diffi- 
culty with this plan was the fact that 
under certain local conditions of wind and 
sun, the available water might dry up, so 
as to be insufficient for our needs before we 
could complete the project. 

3. That the plane could be put on 
some special landing gear and flown out 
as a land plane, after the pond dried out 

and a strong enough runway laid out. 

4. That there was a possibility of 
placing the plane on its normal beaching 
gear and manhandling it cross-country 
to deeper water from where it could take 

5. Complete disassembly and shipping 
it to an overhaul base for reassembly. 

"The first thought in mind in the things 
mentioned above, called for the removal of 
all excess gas and all extraneous gear. The 
necessary gasoline drums were sent down, 
the extra gasoline siphoned off and the 
superfluous gear stripped. The second day, 
the pilots had started the engines for pres- 
ervation purposes and an effort was made 
to move the plane by the engines alone 
without success. After the gear and gas 
were removed, the pilots had been told to 
again run the engines for the same pur- 
pose. While "revving up," Hanson dis- 
covered that the plane in its lightened 
condition began to move and the pilots, 
on their oivn decision, kept on going and 
the plane was in the air after about a 1,000 
foot run. 

"After arrival in Corpus Christi, the 
hull was again examined and no damage 
was found. The plane was gassed to 1,000 
gallons, the gear replaced and arrange- 
ments made for the plane to continue on 
to Pensacola on the following day. From 
the above description of the take-off an 
erroneous conclusion might be drawn as 
to the ability of this type of plane to take 
off in only four inches of water. It must 
be remembered that the plane was already 
poised in the take-off position and that 
the bottom of the pond was as slick as 
freshly fallen dry snow. 

" ( 1 ) The highlights as far as we were 
concerned was the call from Hanson tell- 
ing his position and that plane and pilots 
were uninjured; (2) the information that 
the plane had taken off from the pond 
and was enroute to Corpus Christi. 

"We were distressed about the member 
of the crew who was killed jumping out 
at Big Springs and the unfortunate flight 
of the plane returning to San Diego in 


William W. Dancy spent Christmas day 
roofing the two bedrooms at his home 
after the high winds tore off the roofs 
on Tuesday, December 24th. 

Mrs. E. D. 


Iva Lena (Ivy) Jones, the "Tinymite" 
of the blue print section, and Raymond 
H. Dinsen of the Drop Hammer Depart- 
ment will be married in Yuma on January 
25 th. Here's wishing them both all kinds 
of good wishes! 

which ten additional men were killed. 

"The particular problem of removing 
the plane from the pond interested and 
intrigued us and we are satisfied that it 
was solved in an efficient and in the least 
expensive manner." 

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The newspapers of the country buzzed with news flashes when, on January 8th, Edsel 
Ford, President of the Ford Motor Company, paid a visit to Consolidated and conferred with 
Major Fleet. Focal point of the visit was an inspection of our Model 3 2 and our manufacturing 
methods, with a possible view to the manufacture of Bomber parts by Ford. Pictured above are, 
left to right: Charles E. Sorensen, Ford production manager; Benson Ford and Henry Ford II, 
Edsel Ford's sons; Edsel Ford, President of the Ford Motor Company; Dr. George J. Mead, 
Aircraft production chairman of the National Defense Commission and Major Fleet, president 
of Consolidated. 

Notice to All Employees... 

but the factory was instructed to carry on so 
that the workmen might learn how to build; 
corrective changes were incorporated in the next 
5 00 and an additional order simultaneously given 
so that 1,000 were always on order. This airplane 
is credited with having won the Battle of France. 

We in America must catch up. We cannot do 
it by working on small piecemeal orders totaling 
a few hundred bombers or flying boats, each order 
with changes in the craft and all done under 
the strictest profit-limitation, where pennies muse 
be watched lest we go broke. 

But these days are past, and we must not 
stand, like Lot's wife, paralyzed in the act of 
looking backward. The future is our Bible. 

Consolidated next month will be in a plant 
twice its present size. Six months later it will 
have here an additional plant, which will make 
us four times present size. At this writing, we 
have been informed that we may have to man 
a plant in the Middle West, which would make 
us six times present size. 

And what is the task? Already, we have $325,- 
000,000 of aircraft to produce. Our industry next 
year will become the fifth in the country, exceeded 
only by motor vehicles, $4,040,000,000; steel, 
$2,720,000,000; meatpacking, $2,650,000,000; and 
petroleum refining, $2,460,000,000. It will sur- 
pass bread and bakery products, $1,210,000,000; 
cigarettes, $1,038,000,000; smelting and metal re- 
fining, $960,000,000; paper and paperboard mills, 
$930,000,000; newspaper publishing, $900,000,- 
000; cotton goods, $870,000,000; etc. (Census 
figures for 1939). 

So we must visualize the task, for the Good 
Book says, "Where there is no vision, the people 
perish." We have foreseen the necessity for land, 
buildings, machinery and equipment ($5,700,000 
of the latter is on order and is now rolling in). 
Already, we have nearly 14.000 employees; and 
shall need one and one-half times that many 
more in San Diego. We have negotiated a fair 
working agreement with Aircraft Lodge No. 1125, 
the collective bargaining agency selected by our 
employees. The country and the company expect 
absolute loyalty on the part of workmen, and ve 
are happy to know all are giving it. 

At the top, we need help, for trained execu- 
tives with years of experience are all too few. 
And yet. hundreds of thousands of Russians, 
Chinese, and even Frenchmen have not gotten 
(Concluded on next page) 

(The following message was first re- 
leased December 30th to all employees and 
is repeated here because of its importance.) 

It is essential to our country's welfare at this 
critical stage in its history that we all properly 
visualize the task ahead, for then only will our 
work result in the utmost production. 

Aircraft such as we manufacture are not ob- 
tainable from the shelf at any price. They are 
the largest battleships that fly the heavens. Their 
non-stop range must be a continent or an ocean 
like the Atlantic. They must carry the most 
complicated navigation equipment, radio that 
can be heard both ways throughout their entire 
range, bombs of all sizes, including the largest, 
and also torpedoes, the finest bomb-sighting equip- 
ment, full armament to protect themselves, crews 
of ten or more trained persons, supplies for such 
crews sufficient for as much as thirty hours with 
no opportunity to replenish, etc. 

The materials used in such air battleships must 
nearly all be made specially for the craft, as are 
the plates for surface battleships. Everybody must 
bat 100% to get all the material and supplies 
required for one such airplane in eight months 
after receipt of the order for the craft. Then 
the airplane must be built with special tools that 
take at least a year to procure, or design and 
make. Only skilled journeyman mechanics could 
make such an airplane without many special tools, 
and of course such skilled hands are few. From 
a quarter to three-quarters of a million rivets 
of hundreds of shapes and sizes must be made 
and driven in the building of each airplane, 
dependent upon its type. If the craft is to oper- 
ate in salt water as well as air, each minutest 
part must be individually protected against cor- 
rosion, for if this were ignored, the aircraft would 
corrode to pieces in one month of exposure to 
ocean water and air. 

So, if we get such aircraft in service two years 
after an order is received, we have got to step 
on the gas, no matter what price is paid for 
the craft. If money were almost thrown away 
in an effort to speed up, such craft could not 
be delivered under our present system short of 
a year and a half. Seven years ago, Germany 
built airplane plants for her aviation industry 
and gave several companies orders for a thousand 
ships each. Long before one firm building bombers 
(Junkers) had delivered 5 00, it was discovered 
that the airplane was dangerous and no good, 

February, 1941 


(Concluded from preceding page) 
far in aircraft manufacture, because directing 
heads were not functioning, or perhaps able to 

So, because we cannot at present confine our 
activities solely to aircraft production, but must 
use some of our most experienced brains to plan 
and build maybe six times our present facilities 
while still carrying on aircraft manufacture, thus 
being forced to accomplish two tremendous tasks 
simultaneously, the following changes are an- 
nounced, effective 1 January 1941. Present office 
quarters will be retained until others are available. 

(a) Mr. Van Dusen will be relieved as Works 
Manager and as our first Vice President will 
devote his experience and talents to aiding the 
President in plant extension work, handling of 
new business, etc. 

(b) Mr. Laddon will be relieved as Chief 
Engineer, but as Vice President in charge of 
Engineering will devote most of his time to 
running the works and introducing improved 
methods of manufacture. In this latter, he will 
be assisted by Mr. Gwinn and Mr. Jenkins (a 
temporary consultant). 

(c) Mr. Sutton will become Chief Engineer. 

(d) Mr. Leigh, Vice President in charge of 
Materiel, will be responsible for the timely acquisi- 
tion of all parts, supplies and material, carry 
substantial stocks ahead of such, and add to his 
staff a lawyer to assist in drafting all contracts 
required in the normal operation of the business. 

(e) Mr. Gott, Vice President and Director of 
Public Relations, in addition to his other duties, 
will handle the President's correspondence, approve, 
disapprove, or compromise other-than-routine bills, 
draft all other-than-work-order budgets for the 
Manager's approval, order all advertising, handle 
all publicity, and pass on all charities and dona- 
tions by and claims against the company. 

(f) Mr. Kelley will continue as Factory Man- 
ager, will appoint his own assistants, will super- 
intend wage reviews and prescribe wages after 
conference with Union officials, and, under the 
guidance of the Manager or Acting Manager, will 

handle Labor Relations with Aircraft Lodge No. 
1125, L A. of M. 

(g) Commander Mayer, under direction of 
the Works Manager, will continue to coordinate 
all production, draft production schedules, deter- 
mine all priorities and substitutions, and advise 
the Manager whenever any activity is Ukely to 
exceed its budget. All departments will cooperate 
in meeting his requirements. 

(h) Mr. Ingold is relieved as Assistant to the 
Director of Public Relations and will become 
Plants Protection Officer as outlined in a separate 
notice of even date. 

(i) Major Martin will become an Assistant 
to the Manager, at present to start, supervise and 
write the curricula for a school to train 1,000 
new inspectors, with a view to keeping up the 
high standard of quality of our products. 

(j) Mr. Thompson will be prepared to set 
up the Inspection Organization in all plants of 
the company at the start of their operation, 
and all executives likewise will be prepared to 
turn over trained men for all departments in 
new plants as necessary. 

It is against company policy to offer employ- 
ment to persons employed by others in this indus- 
try, and likewise, we consider it an unfriendly 
act for anyone to take an employee from us 
without our consent. We shall endeavor to meet 
whatever wage prevails in our industry and in 
our section of the country, and we have work 
sufficient to guarantee steady employment for 
two years ahead. Moreover, we have a most pro- 
found duty to our country and for its national 
defense, and we must buckle down to it with 
fervor and our best patriotic effort. We have no 
place for foreigners or fifth columnists. Most of 
our employees are of draft age; if a workman 
can serve his country better with us than as 
a soldier, we want him; otherwise, he should go 
wherever his country calls. 

This company must and will do its bit, which, 
incidentally, is very vital to our nation's pre- 
paredness. And now, as our pent-up flood of deliv- 
eries begins, let us bend every effort to increase 
it steadily and rapidly and without intermission. 
R. H. Fleet, President. 


1941 is a big year for Consolidated 
skiers, who have spent every week-end 
on skis — at Mount Baldy, Big Bear, Yo- 
semite and points north. 

Engineering Department is the most ac- 
tive, with 3 5 enthusiastic skiers. New 
Year's Day, Sharp (Armament Group), 
Faulconer (E), and Vandewater (FE), 
skied on Mount Baldy and again on Jan- 
uary 11th, with Smole (FE), McMasters 
(H), Maxwell (L), and Parker (FE), 
and wife. McMasters and Maxwell, Uke 
Worden and Adamson, skied in the 
Rockies before coming to factory jobs. 
Parker skied in the High Sierras of central 
California, measuring snow depth and 
density for the state. 

By Faulconer 

This season began in November, 1940, 
when Chippendale (H), Shaver (M), 
Stark (Toolroom), Sharp and Faulconer 
skied on Mammoth Mountain, 500 miles 
north of here. They drove at night, eight 
hours up on Friday, and ten hours back 
on Sunday. The season will not end until 
July, before which time there will be 
much snow and many trips will be taken 
by the above mentioned, as well as by 
Henry Mandolf and Frank Holdener of 
Engineering, Russ Kern of Hull Inspec- 
tion, and others. 

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have time to rock the boat. 

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Let's Get Acquainted . . , 

Presented in the January issue were a majority of our plant foremen, plant supervisors, etc. — 
presented briefly by word and picture so that all new Consolidators might "get acquainted." 
This month more are introduced in this manner here, and scattered along in the pages that 
follow ... so "let's get acquainted . . ." 

G. F. GERHAUSER spent approximately IS 
years in various parts of our country as a tool 
maker, including a few years in the studios in and 
around Los Angeles, specializing as a camera tech- 
nician. He joined Consolidated in November of 
193 5 as a tool maker and became night Foreman 
of the Tool Room on June 1st of last year. He was 
born in 1902 in St. Louis, Missouri, and spent a 
year at the University of St. Louis, He likes hunt- 
ing and fishing for relaxation; is married, and 
boasts of his four children. 

C. (CHUCK) HIBEKT came into the world in 
Pennsylvania in 1908, and wound up his scholastic 
training by studying metallurgy at the University 
of Detroit. Before joining Consolidated he did 
various work, starting as a brick layer's helper and 
mill hand in a steel mill; later was a drill press 
operator in a tank factory; spent four years with 
the U. S. Army Air Corps as test engineer. He 
joined Consolidated in 1935, starting as Assistant 
Foreman of the Tank Department and was pro- 
moted to his present position in May of 1937. 
Chuck has received considerable ribbing for his 
chief avocation, which is fishing, having built a 

boat which caused hi 
line. On the serious side, 
2 semesters at the San 
School; has written a r 
and has had published 

:h publicity along this 
he taught metallurgy for 
Diego Vocational Night 

lanual on shop processes; 

veral technical articles on 

spot welding; is a member of the American Society 
for Metals and Welding; and of the Research Com- 
mittee of the American Welding Society. 

A. E. ROMINGER, night Foreman of Final As- 
sembly, was born October 31, 1903, in Floradale, 
Ontario, of German-Canadian ancestry. He was 
married in 1926, and is mighty proud of his three 
children. Elmira, Ont., public schools, night school 
in Elmira and Bufifalo, N. Y., and Coyne Electrical 
School graduate . . . Served millwright apprentice- 
ship for four years with ConsoHdated Rubber Co. 
of Canada, and then he went in for welding and 
automotive electrical work and battery service for 
himself. Later worked for Lincoln Motors, then 
for Nash Buffalo Corporation until his first air- 
craft work with Consolidated. Joined Consolidated 
in 1928. Spent three years with Curtiss, then came 
back to Consolidated in 1934 as a Leadman in 
electrical conduit. Placed in charge of Final As- 
sembly night crew in 193 6, promoted to present 
title in June, 1940. In addition to a bit of home 
gardening, Rominger likes to experiment in his 
garage workshop. 

W. J. GRAMSE was born in Buffalo, New York, 
in 1910; graduated from grade school, 2 years of 
high school, and Hurst Business College. Before 
coming to Consolidated he worked as a steam fitter's 
helper; operated a hydraulic press and other grain 
separator and grinding machines; and later entered 
the trucking business for himself. He later turned 
over this business to his younger brother and joined 
Consolidated in 1934 as a helper in the Draw Bench 
Department. He was promoted to Foreman of the 
Draw Bench Department last September. His 
hobbies are hunting, prospecting and reading. 


On the back of a recent Douglas Air- 
view magazine appeared a message which 
said: "To save material is to increase pro- 

This is a mighty powerful truth . . . 
and well worth noting . . . and doing 
something about. By saving material we 
can all help to increase production and 
better our nation's defense program. Just 
stop to think how true this is: With the 
thousands of small parts that go into the 
making of one of our planes, just think 
of how a bit of carelessness in their use 
... a bit of wastefulness of material . . . 
can in a surprisingly short time, accumu- 
late a huge loss. Take rivets and the 
small bolts, for instance: If these are 
taken from the bins and laid out handy 

on top of a bulkhead while working, and 
the surplus just dumped off on the floor 
when the bulkhead is turned over . . . 
if you are careless about material in this 
manner . . . and so is the next fellow, 
and the next . . . add it all up and you 
can see that a whale of a lot of these bolts 
and rivets are lost. The same thing ap- 
plies to all sorts of materials ... do you 
tear oft" paper from a roll carelessly using 
more than is needed? How about too much 
scotch tape? How do you stack up in the 
saving of these materials that are pro- 
vided to help production? By saving ma- 
terial . . . anv kind . . . every time you 
use it . . . YOU are actually increasing 



EDWARD E. tlANZLlK, Night Foreman of 
Experimental Engineering, was born August 30, 
1912, in Baltimore, Md., of American descent. 
After finishing at Baltimore Business College and 
Maryland Institute, worked in office of American 
Radiator & Standard Sanitary Mfg. Co., later in- 
spector Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point, Md.; 
B/J Aircraft Co., Dundalk, Md.; and Glenn L. 
Martin Co., Baltimore, before joining Consolidated 
as an assembler in 193 6. Promoted to present posi- 
tion November 16, 1940. In his spare time bowls, 
plays ball, hikes, or displays his prize-winning 
Boston Terriers. 

BEN KIEGLE, Foreman of the Welding Depart- 
ment, was born March 23. 1894, in Buffalo, N. Y.. 
of American-English parentage. After graduating 
from Buffalo Technical High School, served ap- 
prenticeship at Greyhound Motor Co. . . . employed 
12 years as sub-foreman and assistant foreman of 
manufacturing division of Pierce Arrow Motor 
Company. Joined Cousolidatcd February 2, 192 5 
as a bench hand. Promoted from assistant foreman 
to present position October 21, 1940. In addition 
to participation in all sports, takes a vital interest 
in all of the community betterment projects at 
Pacific Beach. For 12 years coach of the famous 

Ripley Cross Country Club of Buffalo, and for 10 
years athletic director and coach of the Alert 
Semi-Pro Club. 

LAWRENCE MINEAH, night foreman of the 
Wing and Tail Department, was born of Yankee 
ancestry April 11, 1908, in Dryden, New York. 
After finishing High School in 192 5 he worked at 
the Thomas-Morse airplane plant until he joined 
Cottsolidiifcil as a leadman in September, 1929. 
"Min" was promoted to his present position October 
16, 1940. 

R. L. (BOB) WILLIAMS, Foreman of the Ma- 
chine Shop, was born in Jamestown, New York, of 
English and Welsh descent, in 1910. He completed 
grammar and vocational high school and finished 
this with an I. C. S. Course and night school. His 
experience before Cotisoiidafcd includes work with 
J. H. Williams Drop Forge Company, and Tona- 
wanda Products Corporation. He joined Consoli- 
dated in April of 1930, starting as a milling ma- 
chine operator. He was promoted to his present job 
in mid-September of last year. His hobby is work- 
ing about his home, spending as much time as pos- 
sible with his wife and two children — he also takes 
some time off for fishing. 


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Any system of government that offers 
the same rewards to the man who loafs 
as to the man who works hard is going 
to kill the greatest force that has made 
the United States the country it is 

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HELLO folks; yes I remember how 
many "mugs" have had their ears 
knocked off trying for a comeback but 
you can blame that sympathetic soul and 
master "newshound" Editor Davidson for 
these few columns that is giving me the 
first chance at saying what I think in a 
month. Davidson, a bridegroom of a few 
weeks, somehow learned that this once 
boasting, and free speaking individual had 
suddenly "capitulated" into a "yes man." 
So with that "supernatural sense" of the 
newspaper genius, inspired by matrimonial 
bliss, he put "two together" and dropped 
a tear stained note offering me an oppor- 
tunity to regain a meager portion of "free 
speech" which is only possible in this great 
country and should never be surrendered, 
even to a Female dictator. 

But what I am getting around to telling 
is that all this "blitzkrieg and surrender" 
business seems to be contagious so on Dec. 
29th I blurted out "I do" and have been 
saying "I will dear" ever since. But the 
strange thing about the whole situation is, 
I like it. So I will start right in and offer 
my sincere apologies for all the "cute" 
remarks I made about you fellows and 
gals after those solemn vows were taken. 
And if the "little woman" ever gets a 
peek at those past issues of the Consoli- 
dator I think I will take a trip to England 
for peace and quiet. Of course I was very 
cautious and picked out a Uttle one that 
gave me a weight advantage of 50 pounds 
but I had never studied the chemistry of 
T.N.T., the average weight of wildcats, 
or how light and hard they make rolling 

So much for my domestic life but papa's 
cute "widdie biddie sweetum pie" is, (or 
was) Miss Josephine Muffley, from Ne- 
braska, (if she could have only got onto 


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the field during the Rose Bowl game we 
would have Indian scalps decorating our 
living room). 

Whether it be love, climate, overtime, 
or draft evasion these Consolidated people 
are wearing out plenty of tire tread on 
the "Road to Yuma." Even "Marrying 
Sam" from "Dog Patch" has forsaken 
"Sadie Hawkins Day" and hung out a 
sign in that city that is inscribed "Wel- 
come Consolidated." 

"Barney" Chambers, finish parts, and 
tool warehouse night foreman returned 
from the north with his lovely bride, Mary 
Jo, and we offer congratulations to 'em 
both. We don't know "Jo" but feel con- 
fident that she must be right "on the 
beam" to land a swell fellow hke "Barney." 

To prove just how far I have slipped in 
the past few months in the "Winchell 
Art" I knew six months ago that Miss 
Kathleen Schneider was going to trip to 
the altar with the "Welding Flower" but 
like a sap I promised to keep it quiet. Then 
to have the Editor slap me in the face with 
the "scoop" last month sure lost me pres- 
tige. But there are a few things yet left 
to happen that will still give me a chance 
to redden some ears. 

Fellows like Ben Kiegle, Geo. Wire, Glenn 
Hotchkiss, Leo Bourdon, Arnie Sprenger, 
and Al Ambrose who were always good 
for a ribbing are all "big shots" now and 
have me saying "yes sir" and tipping my 
hat. I like my job here, and haven't for- 
gotten about the close ones I had with 
Jack Mulroy, when I forgot and wrote 
about his parties. — First Lieutenant Wil- 
liam Clifford Wold, Signal Corps Reserve; 
who up until a week ago was known as 
plain Bill is leaving Consolidated for ac- 
tive duty for Uncle Sam. Bill will now be 
doing his signalling at something besides 
pretty blondes and brunettes which we 
admit was very good practice. — T. W. 
Hill, known to the material group in- 
mates as "Billie the B." claims this "two 
living as cheap as one" business refers to 
south sea islanders who don't have to rent 
houses. Just wait until he has to pay for 
a two bedroomer. — We were very much 
shocked to learn that the quiet and shy 
Charlie Mitchell of material group has a 
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" personality 
and can "cut a rug" and "shag" with the 
best of 'em and when he spots a red head 
it's time to sound the "Air raid alarm." We 
hear it took three men to keep him from 
jumping into the ocean because she said 
the salt water would make his hair grow. 
— We hear Casey Jones, Final Finish, is 
planning on a vaudeville tour as an acro- 
batic bicycle rider and has been using the 
company vehicles to practice flip flops. — 
Geo. Moore is lonesome for Tod Carter so 
that he can carry on his political argu- 
ments. — Some engineers sure have a great 
sense of humor when they send down an 
E.O. labeled "To clarify drawing" or 

February, 1941 


"Simplify production." — Edith Hedley 
claims she understands the importance of 
punctuation and so always gets to work 
on time. — Herb Ezard's reminiscence of 
pioneer days is not appreciated by Perry 
Ogden since the former has converted the 
parts delivery trailers into "Covered 
wagons." We hope Herb doesn't get ideas 
about a mule or oxen team for reality. — 
Jim Patton in reply to all the marriages 
says "when the only time you throw yours 
around your wife is in self-defense, the 
honeymoon is over" — The overtime pay 
has made it possible for Pete Ryan, navy 
inspector, to purchase a concrete mixer 
so that "Jewell" can have an easier time 
whipping up the batter for Pete's 21 daily 

A few bouquets are in order for the 
Night Production basketball team for their 
recent victories over the "once mighty" 
Hull and Final teams. We can picture 
Wire and Hopman crying in their beer 
and even Hotchkiss begging Jim Kelley for 
a transfer to his old spot to get the boys 
lined out. Coach Adams stopped playing 
so the team could start winning and now 
has them on top. Nice going Capt. Lar- 
ceval. Reed, Nelson, Bodein, Miller, Wilkes 
and Baker. 

Young Jack Thompson, Production's 
pride of the links, has been hitting 'em 

straight and far lately which prompts me 
to hurl a challenge at Hoch and Holman 
of Purchasing to groom up that old "war 
horse" Russ Osgood and if they can get 
the "charley horses" rubbed out we will 
be ready for a match. I love a "feud" or 
fight as long as I can be behind a tree or 
"hold a coat." Robert Tandy is another 
Production man whose game has improved 
during the past 10 years but most people 
still prefer golf. If we could only get the 
loan of that $1100.00 set of clubs owned 
by a cousin of the "Carlsbad Cavalier" 
Chas. Biehle we would challenge the pros. 

Last evening we had a "short wave" 
message from John "Admiral Bird" Hop- 
man from the Primary Assembly, the last 
outpost, asking for more parts. "Hop" 
claimed that Santa Claus made off with 
most of them for Christmas distribution 
and is afraid that a few PBY's may show 
up short if they don't move 'em back 
into the U.S. — However, Hopman is fort- 
unate in having Kenny "Cunningham" 
Phillips, one of the greatest 100 milers ever 
turned out by "Cabbage College" doing 
the dispatching. Chief Craig Clark also 
has in reserve Jack "Ski" Opocensky, 
demon motorcycle racer, to replace Kenny 
when his legs go bad. 

Well so long must get home and sharpen 
the can opener for dinner. 


IN this, our initial column, we shall 
endeavor to introduce ourselves to our 
fellow Consolidafors. 

For many of us, the Christmas holidays 
buzzed with the excitement of numerous 

On Saturday morning, December 21, 
Edward Marsh flew back home to Detroit, 
Michigan, to spend the Christmas holi- 
days. And I do mean spend. While in De- 
troit, he was married to Josephine Dar- 
mofal of that city, and for the occasion 
he bought a new 1941 Oldsmobile. Mr. 
and Mrs. Marsh are now at home on Cali- 
fornia Street. 

John Bergstrom flew back to his home- 
town, Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the 
holiday festivities. He was home for three 
days and returned also via the sky route. 
"Just a comfortable overnight trip," com- 
mented John. Everyone is wondering why 
he didn't use the extra return trip ticket 
he had in his pocket. 

Howard Nauta is very pleased with 
his Christmas present. Marian Jenner, from 
his hometown, Waukegan, Illinois, drove 
down to San Diego in Steve Mettler's car. 
On December 28, Steve and his girl friend, 
Doris De Arman, of San Diego, drove 
Howard and Marian to Yuma, Arizona to 
see that they were properly "hitched." 
Steve was best man and Doris was maid 
of honor. 

Earl Helman, from Chicago, was an- 
other victim of Cupid's Christmas capers. 
His hometown sweetheart, Peggy Sherrig, 

By Bill Ricke 

arrived in San Diego December 20th. They 
were married Christmas Eve. 

Jim Fitzhugh, Earl Castilahn, and John 
Braithwaite should have their private 
pilots' license when this goes to press. "All 
Consair birds who want to fly, just 
whistle," remarks Jim. 

Willard Dewey, the woman-hater, is go- 
ing all the way to Long Beach to get 
decked out in a new suit of clothes. Won- 
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abouts, starting an automobile was 
a hand-made job. 

Commencement exercises were 
celebrated with a crank and a 
strong right arm. 

Trying to get a motor going 
was the turning point in many a 
car-owner's career — and he kept 
on turning till his wind and his 
patience were exhausted. 

Even after the self-starter was 
invented, any motorist who show- 
ered his battery with neglect often 
had to exhume the old handle and 
do some emergency cranking. 

He would suddenly find out that 
not only his starter wouldn't start 
but also his lights wouldn't light 
and his ignition wouldn't ignish. 

But now days cars are coming 
without any cranks at all. So it 
is more important than ever that 
the little black box always be 
filled with currents. 

It's downright necessary to have 
the car's volt vender irrigated reg- 
ularly and its pulse taken. 

Keeping a battery up is no more 
complicated than ordering a ham 
sandwich. All a body need do 
is drive into the nearest Shell 
Dealer's Service Station. 

Any Shell man will test and fill 
those cranking cells for free — and 
glad to do it, too. 

And any Shell man knows how 
to keep ample amperes in storage 
so there will be no chance for a 
battery to up and expire like a 
notary's commission. 

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Russ McCrea, Kip Larson, Johnny 
Braithwaite and Harry Dvorak of En- 
gineering entered the big New Year 
Handicap Yacht Race sponsored by the 
Tribune-Sun January 5 and were doing 
all right until somebody made a funny 
crack and the "Friendship" split her 
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little woman to mend that split! Inci- 
dentally, the "Friendship" is an R-class 
sloop and before being equipped with her 
auxiliary won many a hard race in coastal 

A rude awakening shook many a mel- 
low spirit last January 10 when Bob 
Hoover's gang accidentally started the 
little gasoline engine-driven blower unit 
they are installing. We assure you it wasn't 
a "didn't know it was loaded" accident — 
just a darn good engine. 

It doesn't pay to brag! At least that is 
what Victor Stevenson of Release Group 
will tell you. Seems Victor bragged about 

the overhaul job on his Willys to such an 
extent as to drive his fellow releasers to 
violent action. You see some of the boys 
decided the well publicized "purr" of the 
Willys' engine lacked a certain oomph; an 
oomph that could be added by wiring one 
of those whistle bombs to a spark plug. 
Our description of the actual incident is 
necessarily second-hand, but if you can 
picture six grown men straining at as many 
door handles, window cranks, etc., while 
a shrill whistle sounds an eerie alarm pre- 
ceding a muffled roar and subsequent 
ominous belch of smoke from the hood 
of Vic's car, you'll understand that the 
experiment achieved its purpose. 


By Gene Peshel 

NUMEROUS athletes of high grade 
caliber are employed by Consoli- 
dated. The Mechanical Maintenance dept. 
comes in for its share of glory as far as 
athletes are concerned. Loudest, but not 
necessarily the best is Athos Sada, the man 
who attempts to sing arias while he works. 
Ernie Holman, formerly of the Padres, 
and Ash Joerndt of San Diego and Spok- 
ane are also in our department. During 
the winter months they keep in shape by 
playing in the local American League as 
mainstays of the Consolidated team. Sada 
is manager of the Consolidated team. Pat 
Tobin, formerly of the Padres, and now 
with Sacramento Solons, plays for the 
Butchers in the same league here. 

Gene Keirsey, dapper night shift clerk, 
is beginning to worry about getting into 
the army. Early in January he was called 
up to take his physical exam and as yet 
does not know his exact status. 

Something new in the manner of run- 
ning the Mechanical Maintenance dept. 
was inaugurated on Saturday, January 11, 
when Bob Combes, foreman, called to- 

gether his leadmen for a meeting to dis- 
cuss the various problems that each one 
meets in the course of doing his work. 
Hereafter, the meeting will be held once 
every week and it is expected that much 
more efficiency will result therefrom. 

On January 2, C. R. Church became 
the proud daddy of a 6 pound baby girl, 
and according to latest reports emanating 
from the Church household, mother and 
child are doing very well. Papa Church 
says that everything is under control. 

January 7 was the big day for W. E. 
Morgan when he became the father of a 
6 pound boy. Morgan claims he gave out 
105 cigars for the event, but his side- 
kick Burns maintains that since the birth, 
the new Papa has been in a daze and there- 
fore is in no position to know what he has 
done or how many cigars he has passed 
out since. 

"Mac" MacGillivray can be seen down 
at the Glacier Garden now and then. We 
wonder who the female interest is, be- 
cause "Mac" never puts on the old blades 
for a twirl around the ice. 


BORED with life? Then why not try 
entering the Sports your fellowmen 
are engaged in? It will help you lose that 
tired feeling around the eyes, about the 
body and in the mind. You will also learn 
more about those with whom you work or 
talk at the plant. 

If you went to Balboa Park week of 
Jan. 6th the Archers of our plant sup- 
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By Matt Wielopohki 

Louie Miller was welcomed enthusias- 
tically to the night shift, because he im- 
mediately organized a strong bowling 

Orchids to Craig Clark for his time 
spent in basketball, first as a playing man- 
ager and now as a fine referee. 

Bill Sawaia asked Roy Schultz, "Did 
you bowl your weight?" That day Roy 
rolled 127, whereas he weighs 167. 

Joe Havlik says, "We'll win again, I 
promise you." Heat Treat better watch 
out for Sheet Metal. 

Keep your eyes on S. Conti, H. Lund, 
E. Sherwood and L. Pienetti's score boards. 

Manager Vic Racko threatens the Bas- 
ketball title with the addition of Don 
Neece and Chuck O'Rear to Jim Patton's 
Night Machine Shop team. 

February, 1941 



NEW YEAR'S Resolutions being in Landgraf who all hail from the Plaster 

order, the "Cansolidettes" have re- Shop. I wonder if the "cheering gallery" 

solved to get down to some serious bowl- had anything to do with their defeat? 

ing. And why was Harrison an hour late? The 

Speaking of "history repeating itself" — rooting section almost "bowled" us over 

shortly before Christmas the Cansolidet/a with their cheering, but we withstood it 

were challenged again by the night main- so I guess they will just have to be our 

tenance crew. Although they beat us last regular rooting section, 
time, "history" let them down, and we A group of girls are going to bowl on 

beat them two out of three games and Thursday nights so anyone interested please 

are we happy. We enjoy bowling these see Grace Koenig. This group consists of 

fellows so we will give them another Grace Koenig, Kathleen Schneider, Mary 

chance to make good. Eleanor Meredith, Norma Haugard, Vera 

We don't often take advantage of Smith, Edna Willworth and Virginia 

weaker teams, as it is against our better Johnston. After a few weeks of practice 

principles, but gee, they were so insistent the "Consolidettes" are going to challenge 

we didn't want to spoil their fun so we them — so this is fair warning, 
accepted their challenge. The losing team "Coiisolideftes Averages" 

had to pay for the games and so . . . ! ! ! Lois Campbell 146 

the boys paid. The "boys," who were so Maxine Bennett 129 

kind as to pay for the ladies' victory, were Grace Koenig 117 

Harrison, Woodhead, Vesock, Dawson and Evelyn Parkins 117 


We are all glad to see George Pease and 
W. W. Miller back to work after such 
long absences, due to illness. 

We are pleased to announce the recent 
marriage of Paul Campbell, organizer of 
the Strat-O-Liner Club, to the former 
Miss Ruth Lee Arthur of Kansas City, 
Missouri. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. 
Paul Campbell and thanks for the cigars. 

The boys have been wondering why 
"Chicago," J. R. Wright, has been so happy 
and friendly lately. We discovered the 
little lad was married at Yuma, Novem- 
ber 24. Congratulations to you Mr. and 
Mrs. Wright. 

It seems as though many of the Bench 
hands in the Welding Department have 
suddenly discovered their need for further 
education, and are attending night weld- 

By Thompson and McAleer 

ing classes at Sweetwater Evening High 
School. We believe that is the right atti- 
tude for cooperating with the National 
Defense program. 

Some fellows are looking ahead, and tak- 
ing advantage of this War Boom. Brownie 
and Wilcox recently moved into new 

Congratulations are in store for several 
of the boys. Harlan Dye had a nice church 
wedding, Jim Willis ventured over to 
Yuma for holy wedlock. Bill Phillips be- 
came the proud father of a nice baby boy. 
Lots of activity in the Old Department, 
eh boys!!! 

The Bowling team finished in fair stand- 
ing this season so let's get out and back 
it up so that it might finish on "TOP" 
next time. 


All Consolidators who ski or are in- 
terested in learning to ski are invited to 
join the San Diego Ski Club. The S. D. 
S. C. has constructed a rope tow on 
Cuyamaca Mountain at a suitable slope 
for slalom and down-hill skiing. There is 
also an excellent beginners' slope nearby. 
In 1941 a club hut is to be built for the 
use of members and guests. If you are in- 
terested, please contact Jeff Hall at 4839 
Long Branch, Ocean Beach; or call B-5 1 82. 

Consider the Hammer 

It keeps its head. 

It doesn't fly off the handle. 

It keeps pounding away. 

It finds the point, then drives it home. 

It looks at the other side, too; and thus 

often clinches the matter. 
It makes mistakes, but when it does it 

starts all over. 
It is the only knocker in the world that 

does any good. 

Veronica Paschon 103 

Mary Jane Upton 87 

Alice Birse _ 82 

Evelyn Parkins is expected to double her 
average since she acquired those new bowl- 
ing shoes as a Christmas present. Little 
Alice hasn't been bowling very long but 
she certainly is trying. We have been ex- 
pecting Maxine Bennett to equal or better 
that 215 game she bowled, since Bob gave 
her that new bowling ball, but up to now 
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By Myron Olmsted and Frank Hughes 

H. T. Carver recently adorned himself 
with a new gas buggy, adding to our al- 
ready distinguished list of new cars. 

Dan Mellish, our magniflux man, tried 
to get rid of his car not long ago. It seems 
he went to sleep while driving and woke 
up in a ditch. Dan was unhurt, but his 
car was badly damaged. 

Two of our men, John Villion and Bob 
Bybee get adventurous every Saturday 
morning, and indulge in a thrilling game 
of golf. They probably go there to sleep 
on the nice soft greens. Anyhow it's a 
good idea. 


Albert Gardener and Bud Hicks have 
gone in for a more strenuous form of ex- 
ercise. They are playing basketball with 
the night Metal Bench team. We expect 
to hear more from you in the future, boys. 

Bert Bailey, formerly of Welding, and 
co-author of this column, has taken leave 
of us to collect nickels and dimes (bus 
operator) for the street car company. Bert 
is one of the best, and good wishes for his 
success come from us all. 

F. L. Hughes gave himself a Christmas 
present and went to Salt Lake City, Utah, 
over the holidays to visit his folks. 


By Al Leonard 

A LARGE party of Hull folks attended 
. the New Year's Eve party at Bos- 
tonia. "Auld Lang Syne" was murdered 
as never before, and gasped its last in the 
wee small hours of the new year. 

Harry MacEwan was in fine fettle, as 
it is only once a year that he can take 
advantage of the opportunity to stay out 
as late as he did. 

How does "Dutch" Klein manage to 
have so many places to hide food in? It 
seems that he is always finding new places 
to drag a sandwich from. His most recent 
triumph was to have a mess of hot dogs 
heat-treated to just the right temperature. 

"Bud" McFarland, George Landy's 
protege in the pilot's enclosure circus 
tent, the man who absolutely had no use 
for women, is hanging on the ropes, put 
there by no other than that arrow-slinging 
kid, Cupid! "Bud" has been staying up 
nights till after twelve for two months 
now, so get set fellows. The pilot's en- 
closure gang wish you lots of luck. Bud — 
you'll need it. 

Carl "King" Cole, recently took the 
fatal step, and is now a happily married 
man. It sure is funny how working on 
the backyard matting jig will give a man 

Notice to the Consair Rod and Reel 
Club members. A certain brewery has a 
new supply of rubber boots — how about 
another party? 

Three Hull men are members of the 
Future Fathers Club — Al Clark, Ellis 
Bell, and Ira OHver. Walter Bukel, former 
Hull man, now at North Island, is eligible 
to join also. If you fellows want to learn 
the latest method of diaper washing, see 
yours truly. P. S.: "Ask the man who 
owns one." 

Max was getting ready to paint his 
house. A neighbor noticed that he was 
all bundled up in clothes. As the day was 
hot, he inquired the reason. 

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They've battled bandits in Nicaragua, 
dodged moonshiners' bullets in Georgia, 
and tracked down kidnap gangs. Their 
ranks include former sheriffs from wild 
western towns, Mexican border patrol- 
men, federal revenue officers, and detec- 
tives whose experiences would read like 
the old-time dime novel thrillers. Their 
job is to guard your safety, your tools and 
belongings, and your plant. By now, of 
course, you know who we're talking about 
— the Consolidated Plant Police. Most of 
us are inclined to take our police force for 
granted. We dash thru the gate on the way 
to the time clock in the morning, flash 
our plant badges at the guard on duty, and 
brush past him without a thought of the 

the smooth-running efficiency of the or- 
ganization, under W. F. Ingold, Director 
of Protection. 

In addition to guarding company and 
individual property, the plant police has 
other duties. These include guarding ships 
that are being taxied to the bay; checking 
the identification of all persons entering 
the gates, including employees; patrolling 
parking lots; and fire prevention. The 
police force also has the responsibility of 
guarding property stored in Coiisolidafed's 
four downtown warehouses. There are two 
officers in a prowl car on duty at all times 
for this purpose. 

Fire prevention is an important phase of 
plant police work. This is administered 

40 years old, and with at least five years' 
previous experience at law enforcement. 
After he has been put in a Consolidated 
police uniform, the new officer is given 
an opportunity to attend school one night 
each week, where classes are conducted 
jointly by the FBI and the San Diego 
police department. Here the officer is given 
special instruction by such men as H. R. 
Duffy, head of the local FBI bureau; Maj. 
Gen. R. H. Van Deman, U.S.A., ret.; 
Walter Scott, San Diego police depart- 
ment instructor; and other specialists in 
the field of criminal apprehension. Classes 
in sabotage and arson prevention, plant 
protection, and modern police technique 
are conducted all the year around. Special 


serious responsibilities which he is charged 
with. Yet your police force is on duty 
day and night, 'round the clock, quietly 
and efficiently going about its task of 
safeguarding the plant and its employees. 

The city of San Jose, with a population 
of 75,000 has 60 policemen to look after 
its citizens' welfare, or one officer for every 
1,2 50 citizens. The city of Berkeley, with 
a population of 100,000, has 79 law en- 
forcement officers, or one officer to every 
1,265 citizens. Consolidated Aircraft has 
a "population" of only 14,000, yet has 8 5 
plant police, or one officer for about every 
180 "citizens." The Consair force is di- 
vided about equally into three shifts. The 
day shift is supervised by Capt. William 
Shattuck; the second shift by Capt. Ivan 
Sevier; and the third shift by Capt. George 
Roth. All officers and men are under the 
direction of Police Chief George Tomp- 
kins who is responsible for maintaining 

by Capt. Bert Kimball, who supervises 
the work of three full-time firemen ex- 
pected to expand to 1 5 men. Capt. Kimball 
was formerly a captain of the San Diego 
fire department. He and the three men 
under him each had 20 years' service with 
the latter organization before joining the 
Consolidated force. Our fire-fighting or- 
ganization is still in the process of ex- 
pansion, and is now awaiting delivery of 
a fully equipped, modern fire truck. 

Another important activity of the plant 
police force is its identification and finger- 
print work. Every new employee, and 
every man working for contractors on the 
grounds, is fingerprinted and photographed 
before he enters the plant. This work is 
done by Jack Patrick, assisted by Carey 

In order to become a member of the 
force, a candidate must be a man of 
proven good character, between 30 and 

Below: G. J. Tompkins and Capta 
W. H. Shattuck. 

Consair^s efficient plant police force. The chief 
has had a total of 15 years' police experience. 
Started out in 1910 back in his native New York 
City as driver and bodyguard to Mayor John F. 
Gaynor. Knew such Gotham celebrities as Lillian 
Russell, Diamond Jim Brady. Later entered private 
investigation work, leaving that for big time 
sales job with west coast automobile organization. 
Reentered law enforcement via San Diego county 
sheriff's office, where he worked four years. Came 
to Consair in 1935, when there were only 690 
men in plant. Made chief in 1937. Is ardent 
sportsman, fond of fishing and shooting. Used 
to be quite a boxer. Was member of Irish-Amer- 
ican Athletic club of New York where he 
starred in shotput, high jump, boxing. Fought 
tor six years as simon-pure, winning 145-pound 
Greater New York City amateur crown. Has 
number of tournament medals, but modest about 
showing them. In his youth worked out with some 
of the prominent fighters of the day. Helped 
train Sailor Burke for his big fight with Jack 
Johnson. Still likes the smell of resin dust and 
can be found occasionally in the local gyms, 
giving crafty pointers to young hopefuls. 

instruction in the use of firearms is also 
given at the school. Further instruction 
in marksmanship is given by Rodney Pease 
of the local police department, at the week- 
ly firing practice which is held on the San 
Diego police pistol range. Each Consair 
guard is required to report once a week 
for firing practice, and is required to meet 
certain marksmanship requirements. 

Statistics provided by Chief Tompkins' 
files reveal some interesting facts about 
the men who make up our police organiza- 
tion. The average plant guard is forty years 
old. He's five feet-eleven in height, and 
weighs 184 pounds, which means we've 
plenty of good football material. The 
average guard has had at least a high school 
education (18 men have had college train- 
ing), is married, and has had five years' 
previous police experience. Since the men 
on the force have received their training 
in many different branches of law enforce- 
ment a number of them naturally have 
had colorful careers full of exciting ex- 

Take the case of Officer P. A. Daggett. 
Sent to Haiti while a sergeant in the U. S. 
Marine Corps, Daggett became a captain 
of the Gendarmerie d'Haiti. During his 
tour of duty with that famous military 
police force, Daggett served under Gen. 
Smedley D. Butler. His narrowest escape 
came one night when a party of natives 
sneaked in from the jungle on a mission 
of death, their object being to kill General 
Butler. During the gunfight that ensued 
in the dark, Daggett received a blow from 
a machete which nearly scalped him. Since 
it is contrary to the code duello of Haitian 
bandits to ever leave a white man alive 
after he's been captured, they did their 
best to put Capt. Daggett out of com- 
mission — permanently. But in spite of a 
smashed back and other injuries, Daggett 
survived. As a result of his gallantry in 
action during various engagements, he was 

February, 1941 


decorated with the Medaille Militaire. Now 
he's a member of your plant pohce force. 

Then there's Officer Joseph Folsom, 
who's been in poHce work since 1926, and 
who owes the fact that he's still alive to a 
buckle on his Sam Browne belt. It hap- 
pened once up in Oregon when an outlaw 
hred at him, and the bullet hit the buckle 
and caromed off. Officer Folsom has had 
plenty of interesting adventures, includ- 
ing tracking down firebugs while serving 
as an investigator for the U. S. Forest 
Service. But one of his most exciting ex- 
periences came while he was on the staff 
of the Oregon State Police Department, 
back in 1934. That was the time he trailed 
and captured Francis Scott, one of the 

Left to right: H. Noll, E. Jones, W. Armatage, R. Baker, W. Shattuck (Captain), 
A. Ruden, C. Rollberg, R. Anderson. 

By L. D. "Bill" LARIMER 


notorious Urschel kidnaping gang. Joe 
not only apprehended Scott, but also re- 
covered more than seven thousand dollars 
in ransom money in the kidnap case which 
made screaming headlines from coast to 

Another Consair guard who has seen 
plenty of action is Jacob Markowitz. Dur- 
ing his ten years in the Marine Corps, 
Markowitz was for a time warden of the 
brig at Honolulu. After that he was a fed- 
eral officer for seven years, during which he 
traded shots with mountain moonshiners, 
saw additional service in Hawaii, and 
matched wits with criminals in the Ne- 
vada-Arizona-California district. Marko- 
witz is an expert marksman, and one of 
the best shots on the Consolidated force. 

Speaking of marksmen, the Consair 
police department boasts some of the best 
in the country. Among them are Officer 
Gilbert Harris who has successfully com- 
peted in southwest international matches 
as well as in many local matches. He's a 
dead shot with a pistol, and if you doubt 
it, just spend an evening looking over the 
75 medals he has picked up during his 
career as a marksman. 

Sergeant Don Irwin is another Consair 
crackshot. Irwin, who joined the Coinoli- 
dated force a year ago as a fingerprint ex- 
pert, served as a marksmanship instructor 
in the Marine Corps. He has fired in com- 
petition in South America, Alaska, and in 
many matches in this country. Sergeant 
Irwin was a member of the Marine's na- 
tional rifle squad in 1939, and has 19 
medals garnered in local, state, and na- 
tional matches. 

Another former leatherneck who is also 
an expert with firearms is Officer Harry 
Noll. Harry first learned to shoot at the 
tender age of eight, and he's been making 
it tough for competitors ever since then. 
Officer Noll will give you your choice of 

.22, .30-30, automatic pistol, or any other 
weapon you may fancy, and make things 
mighty interesting from then on. One of 
his most cherished possessions is a silver 
medal given to him in 1919 by President 
Wilson for his prowess as a Marine sharp- 
shooter. Among the highspots of Officer 
Noll's career was his term as deputy U. S. 
Marshall at Boulder City, Nevada, when 
that bustling little boom town was de- 
cidedly on the frisky side. Harry has been 
thankful more than once during his career 
as a peace officer that he could use a pistol 
fast — and accurately. 

There are many others on the Consair 
force, whose records as law enforcement 
officers are just as outstanding as those of 
the men we've been talking about, and 
whose experiences would provide excellent 
material for any writer of fiction in search 
of ideas for plots. In spite of the exciting 
backgrounds of many of its members, the 
Consolidated plant police force is a quietly 
and smoothly functioning organization 
which doesn't go in for the dramatic or 
spectacular. In addition to the preventa- 
tive work it engages in, the Consair force 
has chalked up a nearly perfect record in 
recovering property stolen from employees 
and from the plant. It has secured con- 
victions in every case, and has effected the 
return of thousands of dollars worth of 
tools and other belongings to their right- 
ful owners. 

If you should happen to oversleep some 
morning, and have to make a mad dash 
for the plant, minus your morning Java, 
don't get hot under the collar when the 
guard at the gate slows down your race 
to the time clock long enough to check 
your badge. Remember that he's discharg- 
ing one of his many duties as a guardian 
of your safety, your property, and the 
plant you work in. 

NOTE: Co-operation with our plant protec- 
tive force from all is necessary for the protection 
of our plant, our work and our personal belong- 
ings. This is particularly so as we are engaged 
in a defense industry into which ill advised 
persons might undertake to introduce acts of 
sabotage. All employees are advised that anything 
which looks suspicious, anything that appears 
"off color" even, can, and should be reported. 
Don't hesitate if you don't have a complete 
"case." It is normally expected that only one 
in twelve tips will actually lead to the uncov- 
ering of trouble, but all twelve tips are valuable 
as the first eleven may appear false, only to have 
the last one clear up the whole group when it 
is reported. A tip or an observation of a suspicious 
action can be reported directly to W. F. Ingold 
at any time, or to the plant police office, and 
it will be treated in strict confidence. 


If you are a new resident in your com- 
munity and wish to get information about 
San Diego and especially the district in 
which you live go to your nearest branch 
library. The librarian will gladly help 
you find directions on how to use and 
cook the many new fruits and vegetables 
sold in the markets or on where to go and 
what to see. Books on all subjects, educa- 
tional and recreational reading are yours 
for the asking at the library. The San 
Diego Public Library welcomes you, offers 
to help you with your problems from 
decorating your home to planning a gay 
party. A telephone call to Franklin 4117 
will bring you information on the loca- 
tion of the branch library nearest to you. 

"Airpower" a new book by Major Al 
Williams, is among the many aviation 
books at the Public Library. 

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Turbo Supercharger Operation 

Some eighteen years ago an Army pilot, 
Major Schroeder, flew a LePere airplane to 
an altitude of 39,000 feet — a world record 
at that time. Chief among the various items 
of equipment of this airplane was an 
oxygen bottle for the pilot and an air 
pump for the engine; for the engine, like 
the pilot, needed additional breathing ca- 
pacity to reach such an altitude. This 
air pump was the granddaddy of turbo 

Since that day, turbo superchargers 
have been installed in a comparatively 
small number of service airplanes. Twenty 
Martin Bombers and twelve DH4M2's 
were equipped with them shortly after 
Major Schroeder's record-breaking flight. 
It was some six or eight years later, how- 
ever, that they again appeared on a lim- 
ited number of service airplanes, namely, 
P-6D's and PB-2A's. 

Notwithstanding the age of the turbo 
supercharger, it is safe to assume that only 
a small minority of Air Corps pilots have 
ever operated an airplane with this equip- 
ment installed. The turbo, however, has 
passed the embryo stage and will be an 
item of equipment on many of the air- 
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the engine, the exhaust gases may be ex- 
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the turbine, and the power thereby gen- 
erated used to compress air in the centrif- 
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thereby providing a greater pressure dif- 
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the atmosphere with the resultant increase 
in power available to meet the increased 
demands of the engine supercharger. 

At first glance, one might wonder why, 
since the weight of exhaust gas equals the 
weight of the air supplied to the carburetor 
plus the weight of the fuel burned, it is 
possible to expand the exhaust gas from 
approximately 14.7 Ibs./sq. in. to at- 
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they expand to a volume three or four 
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air. Since the work accomplished by ex- 
panding a gas is a function of pressure 
times volume, and the work expended in 
compressing air is a similar function, there 
is more than enough energy in the exhaust 
gases to accomplish the required super- 

An automatic regulator is provided for 
maintaining approximately the same air 
pressure at the carburetor for any altitude 
up to the critical altitude of the super- 
charger which, in most present designs, is 
2 5,000 feet. 


Refresh Yourself. . . 




February, 1941 


By Captain Donald J. Keim, 
Air Corps Materiel Division 

Power Plant Branch 
(From Air Corps News Letter.) 


The operation of the turbo supercharger 
by the pilot is extremely simple. The pilot 
sets the turbo regulator control to give 
the engine pressure desired, as indicated 
on a manifold pressure gauge. He then 
controls the engine by means of the throt- 
tle, as in the conventional airplane. For 
maximum eflSciency in long range opera- 
tion, the throttle remains wide open and 
refinements in power are controlled by 
setting the supercharger regulator control. 

If the pilot adjusts the throttle for a 
certain manifold pressure, he no longer 
has to change the setting as he increases 
or decreases altitude to maintain the same 
manifold pressure. The turbo regulator 
does this for him, since it maintains a 
relatively constant pressure in the air duct 
to the carburetor. 

There is no reason for the pilot to assume 
that the turbo is merely a gadget, like an 
oxygen bottle, to be used only at high 
altitude. The engine used in a turbo- 
equipped airplane is a sea level type and 
consequently it depends on the turbo to 
maintain rated power at any altitude above 
sea level. Furthermore, take-off power must 
usually be obtained by use of the turbo. 

On the other end of its performance 
range, that is at rated altitude, say 25,000 
feet, the turbo is not at all powerful and 
is not infinite in speed allowed. To prevent 
overspeeding, as in any other machine, 
power must be reduced. A good rule of 
thumb is to decrease rated manifold pres- 
sure one inch for each 1,000 feet of alti- 
tude above rated altitude. 

There are other reasons why the turbo 
should not be turned off for normal oper- 
ation. If full power is needed in an emer- 
gency, it is available if the turbo is main- 
taining sea level air pressure at the car- 
buretor. If the turbo is off, manipulation 
of the turbo control is required and an 
additional time lag intervenes for the tur- 
bine wheel to come up to speed before the 
engine can develop full power. 

One of the most important considera- 
tions is that of carburetor icing. Many of 
the new turbo installations have no pro- 
visions for heating carburetor air other 
than the heat of compression supplied to 
the air by the turbo compressor. In such 
installations it is absolutely essential to 
operate the turbo at all times when the 
humidity is high. In other installations, a 
control is provided for heating the car- 
buretor air, but these provisions are not 
always adequate in severe icing conditions 
and the use of the turbo supercharger is an 
essential precaution. 


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While the speeds attained by these birds 
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run as high as 7 J miles per hour on dis- 
tances of over 200 miles. With the wind at 
their backs and a straight course to travel, 
they can make exceptionally good time. 
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hour through the air. This flight through 
the air is not so simple as it sounds, nor as 
simple as it would be to an airplane flying 
at a higher speed. Quite often the birds are 
forced to travel distances from 25 to 50Tf 
greater than the airlines to reach their 
objective, which is their home loft. Winds 
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plus others including huntsmen's bullets, 
and predatory raiders of the air such as 
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Left: T. Stamps Darby, President San 
Diego Homing Pigeon Club. Left of big trophy 
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diately behind Houser is Dick Darby, of 
Plant Engineering and behind him Ernest 
Davy, of Metal Bench, who is President of 
the San Diego Center. On extreme right, 
Master Sergeant Max Bronkhurst of Army 
Loft at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. 

Homing Pigeon Club, which claims ap- 
proximately 3 5 members at the present 
time. There are eight such clubs in San 
Diego. Many people take to the raising 
and flying of homing pigeons as a hobby. 
This is attested to by the fact that many 
of our leading motion picture stars are 
advocates of the hobby. Mr. Andy Devine, 
gravel-voiced comedian for instance, is 
among their number. 

Young birds are started out on short 
flights, and are taught to trap, which 
means to alight on the loft and enter the 
cage to receive food. As they grow surer 
of themselves and their trainers recognize 
this sureness, they are released from pro- 
gressively greater distances. Races have 
been flown by local birds of various lofts 
by being released from as far away as 
Lordsburg, N. M. The latter distance is 
500 miles, airline from San Diego. A very 
simple scheme is used to race the birds: 

They are sent in special express shipping 
boxes with instructions to the express 
agents to release them at their destination, 
all at the same time, wire the time of their 
release to the club, and start the crate 
back to the owner by return express. Thus 
when the pigeon arrives at his loft (and he 
must "trap") which means the rubber 
counter marker he has carried must be 
removed and placed in sealed timer. This 
starts the clock. The bird's owner must 
then, within the hour take the clock to 
the race committee. Knowing the airline 
distance from the point of release and the 
elapsed time, the speed of the bird in cov- 
ering this distance can be calculated. 

About 2 5 percent of the pigeons released 
in stormy weather one Sunday in Arizona 
did not make their lofts that day. One of 
the birds sent out did not return until the 
following Sunday, a week late, but he did 
return, (who knows with what adventures 
en route), showing the stamina and de- 
termination that makes the homer abso- 
lutely reliable in one-way communication. 
If not killed, or forcibly retained, they 
will return. With such indomitable spirit 
and flying ability, it is little wonder that 
these masters of the art are "on call" to 
serve as messengers in times of vital neces- 
sity — no small wonder that they are all 
Class 1-A draftees! 


No one is more interested in the safety 
of your eyes than you should be. 
Once a part of your vision is lost, nothing 
can restore it. 

Delay in reporting eye injuries is a dan- 
gerous procedure. By leaving a particle in 
the eye for a short length of time it may 
become embedded, cause an ulcer and that 
in turn may cause loss of vision — go at 
once to first aid. 

Statistics show that between 30% and 
40% of all injuries in all departments are 


eye injuries, especially is this true in the 
aircraft industry where so much drilling is 

You alone can protect your eyes, and 
only constant watchfulness and the use of 
goggles or a shield while performing any 
operation which may cause a foreign 
particle to be thrown in the eye is of any 
help in saving your eyesight. 

Goggles and shields are provided and 
may be drawn from your tool crib. For 
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HERBERT EZARD, General Factory Superin- 
tendent (Nights), was born in England of English 
descent, received education in Manchester, England, 
Grade School, Waterloo Science School, night 
schools. Served seven years apprenticeship to trade 
in Manchester, then Foreman, Hollinwood Car 
Works, Manchester; two years. Foreman, Curtiss 
Aircraft template department; nine years. Foreman 
experimental and pattern department Wire Wheel 
Corp., Buffalo, N. Y., began at ComoUdaled March 
10, 192 8, in charge of mold loft department. Pro- 
moted to General Foreman of the Boat Department 
in 1929 in charge of Wing and Tail Dept. for 5 '/i 
years, and promoted to present position October 
16, 1940. Takes to reading and gardening for 


CONSOLIDATED men who have that 
certain dramatic sense have another 
advantage in their manual skill, as far as 
becoming active in San Diego Community 
Theatre is concerned. 

George Rosenthal, of Wood Shop, is the 
"unsung hero" of the community group. 
He and his assistants made most of the 
sets used on the Globe Theatre stage in 
Balboa park, and George also served as 
stage manager. Another who has been ac- 
tive in the theatre is William Reid, who 
besides assisting backstage, is learning 
to act. 



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Aircraft Workers 

Vul Cork — Gro Cord or Crepe Soles 


By C. M. Walker 

THE Spot Welder "Rover Boys," Wm. 
(Bookie Bill) Timmons, H. Klippert, 
J. Arnaud, E. Longpre, R. Nickell and 
Tom Burdine were a disappointed bunch 
after their futile attempts in Caliente over 
one week-end. They were claiming that 
the horses were sick, or that at least one 
of each selection was scratched. Wonder 
what makes them think that their luck will 
be with them? 

E. Robeck and C. Reed continue to 
talk of their recent trip to Vancouver, 
Washington. Even a trip into the ditch 
failed to daunt their reaching their ob- 

Tommy Burdine's chest continues to ex- 
pand with the expectation of a "blessed 
event" in the very near future. The father 
complex is showing at this time and get- 
ting stronger every day. 

Speaking of pictures, A. J. Blair's shots 
of the recent plane crash on Mother 
Grundy are very nice. The different angles 
and places from which they were taken 
gives one a clear and concise picture of 
what happened. No doubt but what a few 
miles of hiking were under his belt hyefore 
he was able to get any shots at all. 

Richard "Dick" Tapken talking of his 
recent "short-ended" honeymoon. Con- 
gratulations to you Dick and many of 'em. 

A 6 lb. 7 oz. boy was presented to Gil- 
bert Porter December 19th by Mrs. Gil- 
bert. Congrats to you and Mrs. Porter, 


By B. Pohl 

News from the night shift. 

Maybe it was "Sadie Hawkins' Day," 
we don't know for sure, but we do know 
our boy Lil' Abner did git took into the 
holy bonds of matrimony by some female. 
Yes sir, Lil' Ab is saying "Yes Mam" to 
Mrs. Abner Abbott now. It all started in 
San Diego and wound up in Warner Hot 
Springs. 'Twas said that the couple had 
a wonderful time at the Springs, (they 
should have ... it was their honeymoon) 
and we want to wish them much happi- 
ness and prosperity in the future. 

Glad to have Jones, Roberts and Cor- 
nell back with us, also Joe Wilson has 
just recovered and has been back work- 
ing only a short time. Our "Pancho Villa" 
timekeeper is bragging too much about 
his girl that Uves south of the border. He 
better keep still lest some one should 
steal her. I'm hearing it takes quite a crew 
to keep Charlie K. awake in those early 
wee hours. Glad to have Henn,- Hahn 
with us on the night shift. 

Hearty congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. 
A. Opolski on the birth of their baby boy, 
Leo, Dec. 23, 1940. He weighed in at 
8 lbs. } oz. 

February, 1941 



"\117^ELL, the Consolidated All-Stars 
VV started the second half of the 
Winter League by working over the Butch- 
ers in fine style, winning by a ten to two 
score. The All-Stars got thirteen hits off 
the hitherto unbeatable Benny Simpson. 
The game was sparked by the hitting of 
Holman, Price, Joerndt and Sada. Henry 
(Swede) Smith pitched his same steady 
game. Sada, after a two bagger, fell sound 
asleep and was tagged out by Pete Grijalva 
of the Butchers on a hidden ball play. 

We are getting more and more ice 
hockey men out every Sunday between 
4:30 and 6:00 p.m. at the Glacier Gardens. 
If you don't care to skate yourself come 
down and watch the fellows practice. 
Admission is free during this period. Poggi 
of Engineering is managing the two teams. 
Gene Peshel of the Rowing Club team is 
the official coach. 

The second half of the bowling season 
has started in all three leagues. The leader 
at the end of the first half for the night 
league was Heat Treat, followed by Metal 
Bench, Hull No. 2, Machine Shop, Hull 
No. 4, Experimental and Sheet Metal 
tying, Hull, Bulkheads, Hull No. 1, Main- 
tenance, Paint, Hull No. 3, Wing Bulk- 
heads, Production No. 1, Wood Shop, 
Tool Room, Wing Leading Edge, Produc- 
tion No. 2, finishing in that order. Ex- 
perimental had high series with a 847, 822, 
83 5, for a total of 2504. High game was 
rolled by Walt Sherwood with a 244. He 
also had high average with 171. 

The Monday Night League continued 
their second half at the Sunshine Alleys 
with Phelps of Plaster Shop elected presi- 
dent. Plaster Shop was the leader, followed 
by Final Assembly, Electricians, Sheet 
Metal, Draw Bench, Inspection No. 1, 
Experimental, and Finish Parts Stock 
tying. Machine Shop, Hull, Tank, Inspec- 
tion No. 2, Timekeepers, Maintenance 


\ MILK / 

By Ralph Smith 

and Welding tying. Wood Shop and Finish 

The Friday night league of which Tom 
Coughlin is president are continuing their 
second half at the Sunshine Alleys. The 
first half ended with Engineering and 
Production Green tied for first. Tank, Hull 
No. 3, Accounting, Purchasing White, 
Hull No. 1, Production Blue, Wood Mill, 
Experimental, Wood Shop, Purchasing 
White, Maintenance, Hull No. 2, Machine 
Shop, and Tube Bending finished in that 
order. Coughlin holds the high average 
for the league with an 180. 

The day shift basketball teams play 
every Thursday between 7:30 and 9:30 
p.m. at the Muni Gym in Balboa Park. 
The night shift basketball teams play 
every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 
p.m. at the Muni Gym. 

The boxing club is meeting every Wed- 
nesday night at 7:30 at the Coliseum, 
15 th and E Streets. The club is headed 
by Muzzey, president, and Burton Rogers, 
vice-president. Everyone interested in box- 
ing or learning to box should come down 
with workout clothes. 

Baseball games are being played every 
Sunday at Horace Mann Playground, Park 
Blvd. and El Cajon, at 10 a.m. These games 
are between pickup teams from the plant. 
Everyone is welcome. Bring your glove 
and come ready to play. Any department 
in the plant that can organize a team can 
always get a game. 

It is getting around tennis and golf 
tournament time, so notify the Welfare 
Department and let us know how you 
feel about this. 

Chuck Morgan of Sheet Metal was pre- 
sented with a new baby but forgot to pay 
off the cigars until he swiped them from 
Hahn, Sheet Metal clerk, who is also a 
new father as of January 13th. 












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Scotch and Irish to start with, R. DILLING 
was born in Houlton, Maine, in February of 188!. 
He started in work in a carriage shop in Houlton; 
became a letter man and striper with the Bangor 8c 
Aroostook Railroad. He was associated with the 
Stevens Durea Company as an automobile finisher; 
was in charge of the Locomobile Company of 
America's Paint Stock Room; and Painter Foreman 
of the Babcock Electric. Managed his own paint 
shop for 5 years; started with Consolidated in 1928 
as a dope sprayer. He became Night Foreman of 

the Finish Department in November of 193 6. His 
relaxation is found in baseball games, football and 

H. A. (HANK) FINK, Foreman of Electrical 
Maintenance, was born in Buffalo, New York, in 
January of 1893. At an early date he took to 
electrical equipment and its repair like a duck 
takes to water, and had 24 years' experience in 
electrical maintenance prior to joining Consolidated. 
He has constructed and directed construction of 
electrical installations in various types of build- 
ings, such as auto plants, churches, schools, hos- 
pitals, and general manufacturing plants, as well 
as having had a large share of the work involved 
in Consolidated'^ own electrical installation. He 
started with Consolidated in March of 1934 as 
maintenance electrician; was promoted to electrical 
maintenance foreman in December of 1936. His 
relaxation is found in working about plant life; 
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The following is a letter received by 
Edgar N. Gott on Jan. 10th: 
Dear Major: 

May we take this way in expressing 
our gratitude and thanks for your 
wonderful and untiring efforts to 
aid us, in returning our son and hus- 
band's remains from Mexico. Even 
though fate dealt us a terrible blow, 
and the sorrow and loss is greatest at 
this time, we do have one consoling 
thought that we now have him home. 
You may well be proud of the boys 
in your employ, as they have been 
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Very sincerely, 

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• Choose a dealer who selects his cars carefully, 
reconditions them completely, and guarantees them 

absolutely. A University car vi;ill probably cost you less to ovirn 
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By H. B. Millman 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hahn are now 
the proud parents of a baby boy, born 
Jan. 13. 

The sheet bowling team under the 
leadership of John Maroney walked off 
with all the prize money after a very 
hot fought tournament. 

Miss America 1960 has two teeth, re- 
ports Paul Otten about his five-months- 
old daughter, Margaret. 

When Connie Seaderquist had his car 
painted cream, he was going with a blonde, 
now he has been seen with an auburn 
beauty. We wonder. 

Wilbur Cullison has resigned his posi- 
tion as leadman to accept a teacher's job 
in the east. We all wish him lots of luck 
in his new work. 

Jimmy Carr is sporting a new Chevrolet 
and has hopes of getting married soon. 

Leo Berger is another proud owner of 
a new home. 

LeRoy Buerger is planning on getting 
married next month. 

Our friend, Frank Lopken, of Plant 
Engineering, has recently been subject to 
an appendectomy, from which he is re- 
covering rapidly, having helping hands 
of many comely nurses. We are informed 
that a "coming out" party is to be staged, 
as soon as Frank is again on his feet. 

J. M. Jones, 24 




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Br C. W. "Bud" Dale 

A BULLETIN was posted recently in- 
forming the employees of practice 
at San Diego High Practice Field on Sat- 
urdays at 9:30 or 10:00. Word was passed 
from person to person, and we have had 
enough players for a game or two, there 
being a team from "Wing," "Navy In- 
spectors," "Hull," and Company In- 
spectors so far. 

Touch football is a fast game with no 

tackling and only restrained blocking. 
The team with the ball, according to our 
rules, has five downs to make their goal, 
therefore eliminating the ten yard march 
for first down. After the fifth down if 
the goal is not reached, they forfeit the 
ball to the opposing team. These rules 
have worked out well in the games played 
so far, which have been fast and furious, 
but without injury. 


By Hcrthel Chappell 

KANSAS boys go home for Christmas. 
George Price, Harold Darr and Ken- 
neth Prather were the lucky fellows. I 
hear they really stepped high, wide and 
handsome while they were at home. 

Did you hear — 

That Gibson and Lundie have been 
spotted in nearly every night club in town? 
They are always talking to the cigarette 
girls. Better be careful boys, you might 
get burned. . . . That John Stryker, the 
good looking Don Juan that all girls have 
tried to snag, is now on the hook? He will 

be married some time in April. . . . That 
the stork is planning a visit to a number of 
night fellows and their wives? They are 
Mr. and Mrs. Strunk, Mr. and Mrs. Allan, 
and Mr. and Mrs. Shires. . . . That Richard 
Raybould pulled a sneak on every one and 
dashed over to Yuma January 11 (your 
reporter's fifth wedding anniversary) ? We 
hope his marriage will be a happy one. 
. . . That Ernie Backhaus of day shift is 
remodeling his home? Ernie is doing most 
of the cement work and is contracting 
the rest. 

Missus (learning to drive) : But I don't 
know what to do. 

Mister: Just imagine I am driving. 
















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More people were killed in traffic acci- 
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"Flash" has it that the unluckiest man- 
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MUCH could be said about welfare. 
Webster defines the word, "Hap- 
piness and Prosperity." I believe all peo- 
ple should be happy and are so at times, 
but of course "old man Gloom" comes 
along and down goes our stock in trade, 
and we find it necessary to consult some- 
one with the problem that took away 
the happiness that was ours. And this is 
where the welfare worker comes in. Can 
they help, you will ask yourself? Well, 
they may have had an experience of like 
nature and would be able to at least sym- 
pathize and also help. A burden un- 
loaded from our mind is a relief, and 
sure makes one feel better. As a welfare 
worker I sometimes wish I had gone 
through more trouble and had more 
crosses to bear, for then I would be 
in a better position to help the other 
fellow and make him feel happier be- 
cause of having had an experience like 

Count that day lost 

Whose low descending sun 

Views at thy hand 

No worthy action done. 

In the past year ending June 31, 1940, 
the calls made by the Welfare Depart- 
ment, visiting sick in homes and hospitals, 
taking those injured to various doctors, 
delivering pay checks on pay days, and 
insurance checks throughout the week, 
were 5341, or an average of 445 each 
month. Low month was October, 1939 
with 293, May, 1940 the highest with 
582 calls. In order to make so many calls 
we are not able to spend much time at 
each place but we feel we leave a httle 
sunshine behind us from the pleasant way 
we are received and the words of thanks 
we hear. 

In order to make all these calls let us 
give a list of a few of the places visited: 
Alpine, Bonita, Bostonia, Camp Kearny, 
Cardiff, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, 

By Bill Gilchrist 

No Fuss 

No Bother — 

Just quick^ easy Food 
* Shopping at 


Dulzura, El Cajon, Encanto, Encinitas, 
Escondido, Grossmont, Imperial Beach, 
Jamul, La JoUa, Lakeside, La Mesa, Lemon 
Grove, Leucadia, Mission Beach, Mount 
Helix Estates, National City, North Is- 
land, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Palm 
City, Poway, Santee, San Ysidro, Spring 
Valley, State College District, Rolando 
Village, Tijuana. The average distance in 
making these calls at out of town places 
is about 1 5 miles each, and of course it 
takes time to complete them. 

A little boosting now and then 

Is relished by the best of men, 
No matter what your job may be 

If cutting hay or serving tea. 
From drafting laws to making shot 

A little boost may mean a lot. 
A cheery word, a kindly smile. 

A friendly nod once in a while, 
May be the sanding of the track 

For some poor chap, who's slipping back. 

It isn't "Blarney," "Bunk," nor "Show," 

To give a guy a glad "Hello", 
And let him know you meant it too 

For somehow it comes back to you 
And makes for you a brighter day. 

The moral is — again I say 
It's relished by most of men 

A little boost is, now and then. 

Welfare work is Usted as a movement 
to better social conditions. In the past 
year we have had some fine showings in 
sports and social events, in the following 

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Consair Club Closs Lessons, including ont 
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Glosses forming for Children and Adults In 
All Types of Dancing. Rates in Reach of All 

> 7th Ave. F. S7S0 b 1740 Upas. J. 9458 

February, 1941 

list of activities: The Gun Club, Rod and 
Reel, Model Airplane, Amateur Radio 
Club, Dancing Club, Skating Club, Arch- 
ery, Riding Club and Motorcycle Club, 
Engineers' Golf Club and Bowling teams. 
TTie first four have been carried on with- 
out the aid of the Welfare Department. 
Soft Ball teams, Tennis players, Basketball, 
Badminton, Golf, Orchestra, Soccer team. 
Glee Club, Swim Club. Softball, Tennis, 
Basketball and Badminton games have 
been made possible through the coopera- 
tion of the City and Parks Recreation, 
as they have given us all possible help in 
providing courts and grounds. There is a 
shortage of Badminton courts and Basket- 

ball courts but should be better this com- 
ing year. With the growth of our family 
we will need more space for everything. A 
permanent place for Band, Orchestra and 
Glee Club practice is very much needed 
now as these organizations are progressing 
rapidly toward a brilliant career. 

The Group Insurance which we have 
is, in our belief, the best or one of the 
best in existence and has been the means 
of driving away many a wrinkle from 
mother's brow when Dad has been laid 
up for a few weeks and we really believe 
every employee should have this insurance 
or one of like nature. 


IT'S "Day" and "Night" in Tool Design, 
hence a newcomer in the "Reporter" 

Personnel of Tool Design, Tool Room, 
Assembly Fixtures and Wood Tools are 
to be congratulated on their Christmas 
Spirit. Donations amounting to $433.00 
purchased 115 baskets of groceries for dis- 
tribution to needy families of San Diego. 
Philip Koenig, our Tool Supervisor, in a 
letter to Personnel of the Departments 
said "Each member of the Tool Room, 
Assembly Fixtures, Wood Tools and Tool 
Design groups should be proud of this 
achievement because you have brought 
Christmas Cheer into 115 families who are 
less fortunate than ourselves, and I want 
to congratulate you for this generous 

Did you ever hear, or watch. Lew 
Shirley whistle? 

By Crush— 13-2005 

And did you ever hear the "Boss" (Ralph 
to you) . Just like a youngster, and do 
we get a kick out of it. 

Wonder why "Mac" says twins. Re- 
member, Marcella belongs to us. 

Talk about "Goin' to Town." Watch 
Teddy Hersh. He knows how to make 
typewriters hum. 

Something new: — W. Kline going up. 
Carmody, new Group Leader. Congratu- 

Leonard Pluris, who has been absent 
several days because of an injury to his 
eye, is back with us. 

Bob Service transfers from night to day 
shift. And Jimmy Coates goes from day to 
night shift. My goodness. 

Bob Loftus howled with the toothache 
for a couple days, then up and had a 
couple pulled. "No Mo" misery now. 


J. R. "Robby" Robinson, assistant fore- 
man, has moved into his newly con- 
structed six-room home at Mission Beach. 

Robert J. W. Caster is driving a new 
4-door custom '41 Studebaker Sedan. 

J. W. Stevenson, tool room inspector, 
has recently purchased and moved into a 
new home at Meade and New Jersey Sts. 

S. C. McGuiness, head tool room in- 
spector, is cruising around in a new '41 
DeSoto, fluid drive, over drive, and every- 

Mr. and Mrs. K. Angles of the Die Shop 
are boasting oi a. JYz pound boy; all are 
progressing well. 

Herb Saville of the tool room also 
gave the world an heir recently. 

Born on a farm near Charleston, III., in Octo- 
ber of 1901, of German, English and French 
ancestors, RUSSELL A. STANBERRY attended 
and graduated from the University of Illinois, Col- 
lege of Commerce in 192S, majoring in account- 
ancy. Was associated for a year and a half with 
Certain-teed Products Corp., in credit and col- 
lection work. Four years with Balaban & Katz 
Corp. as Assistant Auditor. Six months with 
Chevrolet Motor Company, Janesville, Wisconsin, 
factory as accountant. Two seasons with Arthur 
Young & Company Public Accountants, Chicago, 
Illinois. Started with Consolidated in May of 
1932 as accountant, became Assistant Treasurer 
and Assistant Secretary in August, 1935. Became 
Secretary in September, 1937, the position he 
now holds. 

Tomorrow's dividends are paid by to- 
day's diligence. 

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down payment starts you 
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Plan now For the years to 
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New York, where he attended city and prep 
schools, following them with additional training 
in evening sessions at the University of Buffalo. 

He started to work for CoinoliJated in Decem- 
ber, 1929, as a timekeeper and clerk for Mr. 
Kelley, who was then factory superintendent. Dur- 
ing the next ten years he attended evening classes 
in ground school instruction and in construction 
operation and maintenance of aircraft. 

Shortly after moving to San Diego with Con- 
solidated, "Bud" was made assistant to Mr. Kelley. 
In November of 1939 "Bud" was transferred to 
the Personnel Department to become Assistant 
Personnel Director, and Personnel Director on 
July 16, 1940. An active booster, Waterbury is 
an active member of the Aero Club of San 
Diego, and the San Diego Junior Chamber of 
Commerce. His diversions include sailing and 


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By D. T. LeFever 

EITHER the marriage business has 
taken a terrific whopping following 
Leap Year or we don't hear what's going 
on any more. Anyhow right off hand there 
are two fellows who are traveling double 
from now on. 

We'd been told this but didn't know 
for sure till now that Tommy Morris has 
been married since November 17th. Mrs. 
Morris was Miss Barbara Noubrough of 
National City prior to the ceremony in 

Vic Koepke just keeps getting in deeper 
and deeper, last month he bought a new 
car and this month he gets married. Miss 
Mildred Tieman was the bride's name up 
until January 11th. She is from Carthage, 
Mo. Vic threw a sort of Missouri whinger 
for his friends following the wedding. 

Some say he is and some say he isn't . . . 
but whether he is or isn't, Dan Davis is 
just about the most married looking single 
man we've ever seen. 

Whenever Ernie Mcjoyner finishes the 
song "Friendship" he says he can't under- 
stand why some organization doesn't grab 
him up. Anyone that's ever heard him 
sing can't understand it either. 

Lou Fisher is giving the highways a 
going over in his new Pontiac Torpedo. 

Art Circle gets a new baby boy just 
before Xmas and Santa brings him a 
snappy Nash to go with it. Art polished 
the car twice the first day. 

Jim Bomboy hies himself back to the 
land of corn pone, apple jack and Corona 
Deep Shaft brew for sixty days to undergo 
an operation. He will return following a 

complete recovery. You should really hear 
about that Corona Deep Shaft. 

Arky Gilliam is taking a week to run 
up to Vallejo and have a look around. 
Arky is also the new manager of the 
basketball team and says they are doing 
all right too. 

Henry Roese is all busted out with a 
new DeSoto and is all smiles. 

Glen Rash not only recovered from his 
recent sojourn under the ether cone but 
is right back on the balcony again. 

Walter Jackson has been enjoying a 
week off with a tonsillectomy thrown in 
for good measure. 

Bill Gufler says that he and about a 
million four hundred ninety-nine thousand 
nine hundred and ninety-nine others wit- 
nessed the Parade of Roses in Pasadena 
New Year's Day. 

Rex Schmitz and Bob Daniels took in 
a big football game in Los Angeles re- 
cently. Rex said it was the first time 
Bob had ever ridden on a streamliner and 
that he had to hold him down going 
around the curves. 

Kit Oliver says that times used to be 
so bad for the landlords that even they 
had to move. But with the advent of the 
increased Consolidated population NOW 

I'm getting kinda tired having ever)'- 
one look at me like I'm an international 
spy every time I ask them if they have 
any news for the Consolidator. I don't 
think half of you even know what the 
Consolidator is. If you have any contri- 
butions for this column turn them in to 
the Hull clerks and oblige. 


By Culleiis 

We wonder if the increased production 
in Sub Assembly Dept. is due to an earnest 
desire to help Over There, or has some- 
thing ignited the spark of competition 
between the day and the night crews? 

Compliments to the night crew. They 
too have really been producing of late, 
and nice work too. 

Thanks to the management for the new 


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Thanks to Otto Voss for a nice job 
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Incidentally, Otto has just built a new 
home for himself and family, and although 
the house has been completed only a week, 
he has already planted a swell rose garden. 
Wonder if he has his eye on the rose 
festival next year? 

An appropriate finish to our column 
we think would be compliments to Willard 
Oland for a nice job of breaking in new 
riveters for Otto Voss. 


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February, 1941 


do some people 
have more accidents 
^than others? 

WHY / 

do some V 
have none/ 

The above poster is one of several made 
by Chauncey E. Morton, sign painter in the 
wood mill, where an excellent safety pro- 
gram is conducted by R. Biddle, foreman of 
this section of the maintenance department. 
The answer to Morton's poster is, of course, 
that those who have the least accidents use 
available safety equipment and don't take 


By David Myrick 

Dean Swenson (enclosures) celebrated 
New Year's Eve by marrying Mary Simp- 
son in Yuma, Arizona. The former Miss 
Simpson came from Clyde, Kansas, Mr. 
Swenson's former home. 

Also married last month was Floyd 

A theory round the plant has grown; 
The worst villains ever known 
Are not: the columnists nor spies 
But just those tricky night crew guys. 
Oh, little children, run with fright 
From those awful fiends who work at night! 

If wings are green instead of blue 

Don't blame us, it's that tricky night crew; 

If parts arc ordered by the pair 

And fifty come, don't tear your hair. 

We know the rats who did the crime. 

It's the tricky night crew every time. 

They smoke your weeds, they'll take your girl 
They keep the day shift in a whirl 
They write their orders upside down 
Their jobs will never leave the ground 
They lose the blueprints, waste supplies 
Gee oh gosh; They're awful guys. 

I'm sure that you now catch the drift 
They're devils on the second shift; 
But even though they are so blight 
I look at them with some delight 
Because I'd sure be out of luck 
If the day shift couldn't pass the buck. 

— No. 90003. 

Rowland of the Floors gang to Norma 
Shelton of Tipton, Oklahoma. They were 
married December 21st in Yuma. 

"C. H." McKinna was the proud father 
of a 6 pound, 1 5 ounce girl, born on Dec. 
8th. Barbara Ruth is his first child and is 
most fortunate to be moving into a new 
house in Pacific Beach which will be com- 
pleted about March 1st. 

Bill Strousberg of the enclosures group 
was passing out cigars after the birth of 
his boy, William Reece Strousberg, Jr., 
born on the 4th of Jan. 

G. M. Graham has gone east for ten 
days to pick up a new car. H. L. Cook, 
leadman, came back from Baltimore and 
Virginia with an enviable coat of tan. 


By W. Lloyd Purser 

"Nothing new or different" seems to be 
the answer from all the boys this month — 
but here comes what was gleaned from 
passing conversation. 

Bob Chess has chosen Pacific Beach as 
the site for his new home and hopes to 
start building in the near future. 

Carl Vogt is of the opinion that men 
are still better drivers than women for a 
woman wrecked his Ford and now he rides 
in a Packard of ancient vintage. 

Speaking of cars reminds us that Johnny 
Cossar is sporting a new Dodge — and 
King, our crib man, has a '39 Chrysler 
to show the boys. 

From the pictures we have seen there 
are many hours of pleasure ahead for two 
boat building enthusiasts of this depart- 
ment. Sharpe has started the final rigging 
of a neat little sailing skiff which looks 
as trim as the best; and Ed Holcombe 
has the best looking speed boat hull we 
have seen in many a day . . . and it's 
his first job at that! 

Mrs. Brown: "Whenever I'm in the 
dumps, I get myself a new hat." 

Mrs. Jones: "I was wondering where 
you got them." 

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Boston, Mass., and did electrical work with the 
D. K. Carpenter Corporation of Massachusetts. 
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him the diversion he requires. 


J. J. COSSAR is Night Foreman of the Wood 
Shop. He is of Scotch ancestry; was born in Ham- 
ilton, Scotland, In 1887. He received his schooling, 
including grade, high, and technical, in Scotland, 
having finished in a Mining College in the west of 
Scotland. His experience prior to Consolidated in- 
cludes 7 years apprenticeship with Murray & Pat- 
erson Company, Engineers, of Scotland; I year 
with Anchor Line Steamship Company; 1 year 
with Crocker Wheeler Company as a pattern 
maker; and 22 years with the Buffalo Litholite 
Company, holding positions successively as Foreman 
Pattern Maker and Plant Superintendent. He joined 
Consolidated in 1934 and started as Pattern Maker. 
He was promoted to his present position on October 
H, 1940. His relaxation is found in gardening 
and motoring. 

/. M. KLINE, Foreman of Final Assembly, first 
joined Consolidated in 1929. Of Dutch and Irish 
ancestry, he was born May 15, 1908, in Mahaffey, 
Pennsylvania. Studied Science at the Clearfield High 
School and aviation at Elm & Burgurd Vocational 
School, and worked as wiper, machinist's helper, 
and Stationary Engineer for the New York Central 
Railroad. Was mechanic and pilot for G. Elias & 
Bro., Inc., Aircraft Division; and chief pilot for 
Becker Flying Service. Besides holding an active 
commercial license, Kline takes great pride in his 
horsemanship. Has been on all first flights of our 
new airplanes since Consolidated moved to San 
Diego. Has acted either as Flight Mechanic or Co- 



Everything conies to him who hustles 
while he waits. — Thomas Edison. 



By Jack Blaauw 

The mystery cartoonist of the night 
shift is loose again. He leaves sketches on 
the fairings to illustrate the touching lit- 
tle notes addressed to the day shift. 

No one can induce Hank Arnold to 
confirm the report that he will middle 
aisle the girl friend in June. To all ques- 
tions he says, "She made me a happy 

Bill Torres played a pin ball machine 
out of seven dollars on Sunday afternoon 
recently. He uses a secret system. 

Ernie Condra, the Mayor of Twelfth 
Street is a sucker for pot luck dinners. 

How come — the gradual appearance of 
Leonard King's new outfit, something 
added each day, first the socks, then shoes, 
finally the pants. 

Valentine's Day is around the corner. 
Remember your punkin with a wee giftee 
and a few kind words. 

A word of praise to the Sheet Metal 
Dept. The boys in the Sheet got together 
and held a Christmas ball, and all of the 
proceeds went for Christmas baskets. 
About HO families were made cheerful 
Xmas day through their efforts. It makes 
us happy to work in with men such as 


AFTER two months on days the night 
^shift pallor has disappeared and I no 
longer squint. 

Congratulations to Roy Christofferson 
on his step forward and ditto for Jack 
Thompson and Jerry Allen. 

It is rumored that Don Juan Browne is 
going to desert the nite crew, leaving a 
trail of broken hearts so Casanova Clemson 
will have to look to his laurels or Brownie 
will certainly outdazzle him. 

Steve Powell, Johnny Strachan, and Gil 
Lance are still looking for parts, I find. 
Funny people, these foremen. 

"Red" Hager and Jack Horner are still 
at swords points, each claiming to be the 
best looking member of the "Tail" depart- 
ment. Red so far seems to have the best 
of it as he threatens to red tag Horner 
and send him back for rework. Jack said 
he would not be surprised as anyone that 
pays off a twenty-five cent wager at a 
cent a day is capable of most anything. 

By Carter 

Fred Kipple, the Kippering Kipper, is 
still on nites but manages to call on the 
day inspection crew frequently. Super- 
visor Waskey and the great dispatcher 
Petz are still feuding. Each claims that 
the other is not around when the other is 

Some time back Jimmy Holstine became 
a proud papa. Yes, it is a boy. Mother and 
son doing nicely. Jimmy, however, was 
found trying to drink beer out of his son's 
silver mug. We wing dispatchers would 
like to inform Mr. Holstine that the mug 
is for his son and is to be filled with milk 
and not beer. At least that was our inten- 
tion when we presented the aforementioned 

To a nite man coming on days the of- 
fice hasn't much changed but they have 
added some more of the well known 
feminine pulchritude for which Consair 
is fast becoming famous. We see now why 
the boys all want to work in the office! 


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By Bert Naseef 

ANEW existence this nite work is, 
where evenings are mornings, mid- 
nites are noons, and when leaving at 6:30 
a.m. we say "good night." 

Yet I find a hard-working, quick- 
witted, good-natured group here that is 
equal to the best. With our popular and 
well liked super, Mr. Ezard, and his con- 
genial assistant, Mr. Oswald, as well as 
our own boss "The Mayor of Tijuana" 
Ross Billing and the entire Finish Dept., 
I've found it a great pleasure and honor 
to be. 

I'm serving all of you finish fellows 
notice through this column right here and 
now to turn in your pieces good'n early, 
so that the next Caiisolidafor will have a 
fine array of juicy news! 

Of course, I could tell of the breakfast 
club gang who meet once a week at Evan's 
"bachelor" apartment, where coffee is not 
the drink served, and how the boys are 
getting an education in music. But of 
course Bodien, Hall, Evans, Petzen and 
Heath are the ones to tell it. Or about 
that party of six who congregate at Tea 
Town, each Saturday A.M., whose roll call 
is Burge, Batty, Bergeman, Paxton, Miller 
and Ware. Or why Goldman and Cruppi 
play lone wolves. And about Jensen's trip 
to Las Vegas. And why Casey won't talk. 
And then the secret of why Billing is such 
a killer-diller with the prettiest dames in 
town. Or about Norris, Jones, Bodien, 
Williams, Evans and Petzen's "dawn 

patrol" flights at 6:30 a.m. Sundays. Or 
about what Huskey secretly wishes he was 
for only one month. And then about those 
wild and woolly times that Hall, Petrie, 
Sansing and their gang had, while lobster 
fishing near Ensenada; and how to make 
their Kickapoo punch that was used to 
wash the lobsters down with. And why 
Montijo goes to L. A. so often. Or what 
"Pop" Waller did when he took a week 
off. But you see if these items were first 
hand, we'd have a spicy lot of news next 
month, so turn 'em in early, cause I know 
you all have something good. 

From "Bick" Bickerhoff our checker: 

Williams, the National City hot-shot, 
is now shimmying rivets in their cans. 

"Sleepy" Baker and his pals do not 
know how to act since the new (Anodic 
express) oven was installed. Bergeman likes 
to make the curtains go up and down, 
and says, "It's just like a theater." 

Husky is planning to go back to the 
Ozarks when he gets his vacation. 

"Bebs" Petzen says he's going to find 
out why he gets so sleepy sometimes. 

To the new men in the departments — 

Evans is planning on "tying the knot" 
this summer. 

Slapsie Maxie (Goldman) has new cov- 
ering on his work benches; he said that he 
would like to put through an A. V. O. 
to have his kitchen floor covered with the 
same. Rubbing his hand over the bench, 
says, "Pretty, pretty." 


MacFadden and Bennett have returned 
from their Christmas vacation. Bennett is 
sporting a leather jacket that will do 
everything but snap roll an airplane! 
Becker is off again on another cruise, no 
one knows where or why. All we know 
is that the Lexington left port and Becker 
was on it. Gomez soloed last month. Mem- 
bers report he did an excellent job. 

The breakfast hop was had at Chula 
Vista airport this month, consequently 
our ship remained in the hangar. Miles 
Blaine, who hasn't missed a meet, drove 
to Camp Kearney, rented a Luscombe and 
flew in. 

Tom Tierney has let us in on a secret — 
believes he may be flying in the Army as 
a cadet before long. 

By Barney Farley 

Of late, meetings have been held in the 
members' homes. This arrangement has 
worked satisfactorily so far and will be 
continued. The refreshments, which have 
been served after the meeting, have been 
an attraction in themselves. 

One of those happenings which the 
Chamber of Commerce refers to as a rising 
new era has occurred to us — a factory 
has blossomed on our field! A factory on 
the middle of the runway and eager stu- 
dents don't mix very well so next month 
will probably find us on another location. 

We welcome the following new mem- 

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THE ""Transfer" bug has bitten two 
more of our old pals up here — Bishop 
and Beyer, two B's from loft inspection, 
have departed from these "stamping" 
grounds. "We'll miss you lads, immensely," 
says one Mr. Bauer. 

Craig has discovered a way to beat the 
landlords to the draw — he builds up a cash 
reserve to cope with such obstacles, and, 
as a result, Kany and Luppke have been on 
short rations for "friendly participation." 
By now, the gang that hangs out with 
Douglas will also be subject to cash limi- 
tations, that is, if the boys out here play 
by the same rules they use in Arkansas. 

By Jiminie Spurgeon 

Earl Sikes, our "You all" man from 
Texas, has taken on responsibility with 
a Panhandle Belle from his home town 
(better have her leave the rope back home. 
Earl, 'cause men are too numerous out 
here as it is!) 

We know now why Bill Hall and his 
boys aren't afraid of the dark — they have 
one of the Beehler boys lookin' out for 'em. 

The sportsminded co-workers of Mr. 
Mounce would like to know just where he 
gets all his inside dope on the bowlers 
'cause few men can lose so consistently 
and still have the nerve to make such 
bold wagers. 


Henry Schmidtz remarks that "a glass of 
beer often makes a budwiser." 

Fritz Caster says that when he was with 
the Foreign Legion the men never went 
hungry on desert marches because of the 
sand wich is there. 

Otto Peterhansel, alias "Gutterball," has 
recently contributed a revolutionary idea 
to the bowling world with his remarkable 
new invention in which he runs four feet 
of plumbing pipe through the center of 
the bowling ball and parallel to the floor. 
"Gutterball," using his new invention, 
keeps bowling them over with an average 
128 per five games. 

Don Eby has lost his sun tan since work- 
ing indoors. 

Left over cookies or cake from noon 
lunches will be greatly appreciated by Bill 
"Cookie" Summers. Items containing 
raisins will not be accepted. Bill, by the 
way, is looking a lot healthier since he 
has been married — his wife must be a 
marvelous cook. 

The new easter-egg blue cap George 
Leonard is now sporting is drawing quite 
a bit of attention. Asked why he got rid 
of the white one he wore for so many 
years, he commented that one day he was 
mistaken for Jim Burney. 

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OUR bowling team is still in there 
with 3 1 wins. Frank Mischie and 
team are hitting them hard. It seems 
George Felger finds it expensive, especially 
when he bowls. 

Well, boys, this might be January, but 
our Santa Glaus has arrived. Our blower 
system has been installed at last. The clean 
air sure smells good. 

Last month Bill Biggs took Miss Thelma 
Jordan to Yuma where she became Mrs. B. 

Al Pfenneghauser, just back from the 
east with a new DeSoto, is the latest of 
our boys to join the "I do club." The lady, 
the former Pauline Fader, is arriving from 
East St. Louis in the near future. 

I am informed that Frank Mischie has 
ideas concerning matrimony. 

Oh, yes! We hear also that Lou Ward 

is skating on thin ice. What is the date. 

Brabban reports — cow doing fine and 
his chickens are also in production. Ah, me! 

McGiffin's still bringing 'em back. Jan. 
12 Glarence Boyle, Jim Wentingale, Bill 
Faust and McGiffin set sail on Bill Bellows' 
boat the "Doretta B," for a day of fish- 
ing. They must have had a good day, be- 
cause we have heard a lot about it. Mac 
reports the catch as H rock cod and as 
many mackerel as they could haul home. 
Boyle was stuck with most of the chum- 
ming, while Faust sat huddled in a blanket. 
He expected the sun to shine. Faust is now 
known as "Squaw." 

Gib Mercer, the fortunate fellow, has 
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THE Plaster Shop bowling team won 
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nosed the Final Assembly Electricians by 
3 points for a total of 44 points won and 
16 points lost. The members of the team, 
F. Phelps (Gaptain), L. Barkuloo, D. Mor- 
rison, Red Nelson, R. Meade and M. Neale, 
are waiting for the sweaters J. Woodhead 
said he would give out if they won. 

The "hot shots," Jo. Woodhead, G. Har- 

rison, K. Vesock, D. Dawson, and B. Land- 
graf lost a close bowling match to the 
office girls. J. Woodhead scuttled the 
score sheet so that they couldn't be printed 
here, but the report is that they were 
beaten by 275 pins for the three games — 
very close. 

J. Pollard is still putting band saw 
blades in upside down and wondering why 
they won't cut. 

K. Hill insists that he is getting mar- 
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know was whistling down a country road in his shiny new 1928 Dodge. What 
did he do but smack into a wagon full of school kids. There was a lot of 
yelling but not much actual damage. One farm boy was sort of banged up 
but it didn't look too serious. 

Last month that farm kid, now turned 21, sued this engineer for $10,000 — 
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— where Blitzkrieg Bill decided to buy automobile in- 
surance. He spends plenty on that 1941 super-deluxe 
double-down-draft job, but he never figured he could 
spare a few sheckels for liability insurance. He changed 
his mind fast enough, after that close call! The pros- 
pect of having to turn over one-third of his wages for 
the next fifteen years, to pay a damage suit, settled 
that! Now, as Blitzkrieg Bill tools along in overdrive, 
you can bet your buttons he's insured. 


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Volume 6 

March,] 941 

Number 3 


READERS of the New York Daily 
Mirror and the press served by In- 
ternational News Service, received early 
in February, a graphic account of what it 
is like to be aboard on a "ferrying" trip, 
when one of our Model 28's is flown across 
the Atlantic to Great Britain. The writer 
who described the Atlantic passage was J. 
Regan McCrary, correspondent for the 
New York Mirror. 

A rather complete account was given, 
deleting of course, such things as the 
point of departure, etc., which might have 
been of interest to England's adversary. 

Most of the trip was described as being 
over a new, longer and tougher route, 
which was flown by the Model 28 as one 
of a group of planes. At night, the planes 
flew blacked out and considerably apart 
to avoid collision. 

Credit was given to Homer Berry, Test 
Pilot and a Captain in the Royal Canadian 
Air Force, as the first American to ferry 
a bomber across the new Transatlantic 
route to "somewhere in England," because 
the correspondent admitted he was some 
feet behind Pilot Berry — (in the "green- 
house" as he put it) during most of the 

The account was naturally restricted 
because of the rigors of censorship, but 
nonetheless gave a graphic word picture 
of the circumstances and precaution sur- 
rounding such a Transatlantic delivery, 
describing the dramatic sudden shot of 
dawn after a night in the air, and the easy 
remarks of the thoroughly efficient and 
determined crew in handling the Model 28. 


Our face is extremely red because of 
our failure to give proper credit to the 
originators of the inspiring (and in a way 
consoling) poem "An Engineer's Night- 
mare" which appeared on page 23 of the 
January issue, minus the author's name. 
This poem was composed several years ago 
by Norman V. Clements, Manager of Ad- 
vertising and Publicity of United Aircraft 
Corp., and a verse was added at the time 
by Mr. E. E. Wilson, now President of 
United. The poem has struck a sympa- 
thetic and humorous chord wherever en- 
gineers and aviators congregate. 


TRAFFIC'S a game for good sports- 
men. It's one of the most exciting 
games in the world, and it calls for the 
smartest playing. 

As a driver, you must think for your- 
self. You must think for other drivers 
who are less expert than you. You must 
think for many pedestrians. You'll obey 
the rules of traffic, of course. You'll abide 
by speed limits and traffic lights; you'll 
signal your turns and make them from 
the proper lanes; you'll refrain from over- 
taking other cars at intersections and from 
weaving through traffic; you'll follow the 
rules about right-of-way. 

But mere obedience to laws is not 

A sign says "25 M.P.H." But if the 
pavement is shppery even 1 J miles an 
hour might be too fast. If pedestrians are 
swarming around, even 10 miles an hour 
might be too fast. 

And even if conditions are ideal ANY 
legal speed is dangerous if you're not on 
the alert. Half-asleep SLOW drivers are 
just as much a menace as too fast drivers. 

A traffic light turns green. But look — 
is the intersection clear of j>edestrians and 
signal-blind drivers? 

Laws, sometimes, are quite flexible. The 
law frowns on a driver stopping suddenly 
in midblock — but if you were driving be- 
hind that person, and piled up on him, 
you would pay the damages. You're sup- 
posed to have your car under control at 
all times and be ready for anything. 

Always keep at a safe distance behind 
other cars — at least a foot for every mile 
of speed (twenty feet at twenty miles per 
hour, forty feet at forty). Increase this 
margin in slippery weather. 

Always be sure an intersection is clear 
before you enter it. And slow down if 
necessary, even though the traffic light 
ahead is green, in order to have your car 
under complete control and ready for a 
possible stop at the intersection. 

Always be sure that another driver isn't 
planning to make a turn just as you over- 
take him. Always be on the lookout for 

Be alert when you drive. Obey the laws; 
but use your own good judgment too. Be 
courteous; be ready to surrender your own 
rights in order to avoid trouble. 

Remember that traffic's a game and 


At the San Diego Public Library. 
Your Career in Aviation, by Charles S. 

The how, when, why and where of 
finding your place in aviation. The author 
is the personnel director of Curtiss Aero- 
plane Co. Covers schooling, applying for 
a position and working in various fields. 
Practical Flying in War and Peace, by Al- 
bert H. Munday. 

A complete course in aerial navigation, 
theory of flight, meteorology, aero en- 
gines, map reading, stunt flying and radio 

Simple Aerodynamics, by C. E. Monteith. 
A fifth and 1940 edition of this famous 

Neu/ Guinea Expedition, by Richard Arch- 

An exciting account of his experiences 
with savages in the jungle on his recent 
trip there in a Consolidated Flying Boat to 
collect rare specimens of beasts, birds and 


I would like to say a word of appre- 
ciation and thanks to my fellow workers 
at Consolidated for the many kindnesses 
shown during my recent hospitalization, 
and many thanks to our genial Welfare 
Director, "Bill Gilchrist." The group in- 
surance check brought to me each week by 
Bill did much to smooth out the financial 
wrinkles from my brow. Sickness and 
accidents bring home to us the wisdom 
of "saving for a rainy day" and I think 
Consolidated management is to be much 
commended for making our splendid 
Group Insurance available to us at such a 
reasonable rate. 

Douglas T. Berger, 

Carpenter Shop — Maint., 3121 

you've got to get along with the other 
players. Think ahead. Don't make any 
quick moves unless you meet an emerg- 
ency. If you see Aunt Matilda across the 
street, don't try to make a sudden U turn 
toward her, across four lanes of speedy 
traffic. If you begin to pass a side street 
you wanted to take, don't slam all your 
brakes on and invite five other cars to 
crawl up your back; go around the block. 

All communications should be addressed to the CONSOLIDATOR, c/o CONSOLIDATED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION, Lindbergh Field, San Diego, Colifornio. 
Permission to reprint, in whole or in port, any of the subject mofter herein, is gladly granted any established publication provided proper credit is given the 
CONSOLIDATOR. Material may not be used for advertising. Printed monthly in the U. S. A. by Frye & Smith, 850 Third Ave., San Diego, California. 


SLOWLY but surely our "old faith- 
fuls" are succumbing to "little boy 
love" and his powerful bow and arrow. 
His latest victim, Grace Koenig, knocked 
us all for a loop when she came in one 
Monday morning with a diamond on that 
certain finger. Gracie and yours truly are 
charter members of our old maids' club — 
founded 'way back in 193 5 — and we here- 
by denounce our eligibility and hand the 
gavel to our two successors, Louise Girodon 
and Mary Eleanor Meredith — who are still 
at large. Here I rattle on without men- 
tioning the other half of this engagement 
— his name is Bill DeHoff and he's a 
member of our final assembly department. 
It goes without saying that we wish Grace 
and Bill plenty of happiness. 

Just a word of congratulation to Mr. 
and Mrs. Dan Miller on the birth of 

Richard Joseph, born January 20. Just any 
day now we expect Papa Dan (who works 
in Purchasing) to send thru a requisition 
for items such as little three-cornered 
gadgets, safety pins and cod liver oil. 
We'd better warn our outside vendors that 
if such an odd-sounding requisition is re- 
ceived. Papa Dan is getting over-enthus- 
iastic about his home work. 

We're missing out on lots of fun we 
used to have since Juanita Smith has moved 
to the other end of the factory. Come 
down sometime, Juanita, 'cause we miss 
that smiling face of yours! 

Is there really a gal so dumb she thinks 
Pitchin' Woo is a Chinese baseball player? 

If you want to see a lovely home — 
typical of those such as shown in "Better 
Homes and Gardens" — visit the "Red Rob- 
bins" in their new home in Loma Portal. 

Karl Sjoblom and Miss Barbara Bishop 
were married in Aberdeen, Washington, 
on January 1 1. The honeymoon was passed 
at Hood's Canal, Oregon, San Francisco 
and Los Angeles. Congratulations! 

We wish to express our sincere appre- 
ciation for the thoughtfulness and kind- 
ness of the Hull and Welfare Departments 
during our recent bereavement. 

Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Willis and Family. 

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The Women's International Bowling 
Congress Tournament is being held this 
year in Los Angeles. Mrs. Coker of the 
Sunshine Bowling Alleys will sponsor one 
or two girl teams from Consolidated Air- 
craft to compete in this tournament which 
will start May 15, 1941. 

Girls — if you are really interested in 
bowling, and would like a place on one 
of these teams, now is your chance. We 
have two and a half months to practice, 
and starting the first of March we will 
all start from scratch with no averages, 
and when the time comes to make up the 
teams the girls with the highest averages 
will be selected. It will be a real thrill to 
participate in this National Tournament 
and something to really work for. So go 
to it and may the best girls win. 

We understand a number of the Con- 
soliJator's wives like to bowl too. We 
suggest that the wives get together and 
make up a team or two, and we could 
have some matches which would be good 
practice and fun for us all. How about it? 
Maxine Bennett. 

Beverly Robbins is leaving our fair city 
to return to her home in Connecticut. 

Avis Clarke has an interesting bracelet 
made up of various small hearts given to 
her by friends. It is very clever — each 
heart having a personal meaning, for ex- 
ample, one heart has a message in shorthand 
engraved on the back, while others have 
initials of the donor and the date en- 
graved on them. 

We wish at this time to thank all of our 
friends of the Hull Department who so 
thoughtfully showed their consideration 
and sympathy at the loss of our infant 
daughter, Martha Janet. 

Signed: Mr. and Mrs. Herman Zeller. 

Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Kelly of the leading 
Edge, are boasting of a baby girl. Born on 
Jan. 13. Amoozin', but confoozin', says 

Mr. Charles Widaman of the Arma- 
ment Group, Engineering, was married 
Feb. 15, to Ettalee Arneson of Chicago. 
W. Bartsch. 

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March, 1941 


An invitation to "Robbin's Roost," 
beautiful new home of Red and Irma 
Robbins, would be an event any day, but 
when such an invitation is extended by 
Lucille Fisher for a shower in honor of 
Kathleen Schneider, bride-elect, a good 
time is assured. 

The valentine motif of the party was 
accented by table decorations of red 
candles and dolls with elaborate red and 
white sweetpea skirts (a blonde and bru- 
nette boy). Even the delicious buffet sup- 
per, which Lorine Mounce and Jane Morse 
had a share in preparing, so you may be 
certain it was good, was in keeping with 
the valentine spirit. 

By far the most popular guest of the 
event was Bob Fisher, even though he made 
a nuisance of himself by taking candid 
shots of the other guests serving themselves 
double portions of the supper. And just as 
we were getting settled for a good jam 
session, he disrupted it in order to take a 
group picture. Finally, after much ar- 
ranging and rearranging, he managed to 
get us still long enough to snap the picture. 
The guest of honor was not lucky enough, 
however, to escape so easily, for she was in 
for more "snapping." Aided by expert 

feminine advice, Bob managed to take a 
few more pictures, and then he took leave 
of the bevy of beauty with a friendly 
"Good night, girls." He was having such 
a good time I personally think he would 
have enjoyed staying the rest of the even- 

We really all thought the Robbins must 
be saving on electricity when Irma and 
Lucille went around the room turning off 
all the lights. We found it wasn't part of 
the economy program at all but a game 
where we had to show our artistic talent 
by drawing a picture of Kathleen's new 
home in the dark. Try it sometime for a 
good laugh. 

The shower of gifts was presented in a 
beautiful red heart wrapped in cellophane 
to the honored guest. In a very short time, 
Kathleen looked as if she had been caught 
in a real storm for she was almost snowed 
under with tissue paper, ribbon, and gifts. 
She almost had to send an SOS to Art Lamb 
to bring his truck and help her transport 
ail the gifts home. 

An orchid to Lucille for a grand party. 
It was the consensus of opinion of all the 
guests that it was one of the nicest affairs 
they ever attended. 


February brought so many cases of sick- 
ness we were swamped and could not make 
all calls sent in for assistance, so we stepped 
out at as fast a pace as the law allows and, 
when 6-7-8 or 9 o'clock showed on our 
watch, we hied away home and repeated 
the performance next day. We apologize to 
those we missed calling on and hope you 
will understand our position. 

When sick or injured please call per- 
sonnel and give your name, clock number, 
department and your reason for being out 
— length of time expected to be away. If 
you are to be away on payday, let us know 
before 11:00 a.m. on payday and your 
check will be mailed you. If you are sick 
and think you are not sick enough for a 
doctor, call Visiting Nurse (M. 9701) 
and they will advise you if you need a 
doctor or not. To collect benefits from 
Group Insurance; you will need the signa- 
ture of the nurse for any time less than 
a week. Over that time a doctor's signature 

will be necessary. If you do not receive a 
call from Welfare Dept. before returning 
to work, please call at Welfare Dept. and 
the necessary papers will be made out so 
you may collect for time out over three 
(3) days in case of sickness and all time 
out from date of an accident. 

Some think Group Insurance does not 
pay. But for January 207 checks for bene- 
fits were received totaling $9,988.72. 

Greetings to our genial Chief of Police 
back on the job again and feeling fine and 
only one change noticeable "No thanks I 
don't smoke." Watch the bulletin boards 
for Social and Sports activities posted each 
week; a new social program is being ar- 
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Just a part of the "Five Year Men" to receive their pins at the awarding. 

Service Pin Awards 

DUE to the press of events and the 
tempo of the work in the various 
buildings nearing completion, the annual 
awarding of service pins for those earned 
during the past year, was not held until 
February 7th. At that time space was 
available in the north end of the 1,500 
foot building. Under the direction of 
assistant plant engineer Joe Giovanoli and 
mechanical maintenance foreman Bob 
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ing, another for the band, seats for the 
awardees and their families and bright 
patriotic decorations were assembled, 
erected and placed in record time. Prompt- 
ly as the day shift went ofF at 5:30 p.m. 
the Consair Band led by E. G. Borgens did 
a lively job with a fine array of musical 
numbers, playing until the crowd had 

On the original schedule, only those who 
had earned their pins through service to 
the first of the year were to receive their 
emblems, but Major Fleet decided to in- 
clude all who had earned their awards up 
to Feb. 7th. Thus the total number of 
awardees was swelled by more than 76 
over the list published in the February 
Comolidator, and the total eligible to 
receive their pins ran to 330 employees 
. . . the largest group of 5, 10 and 15 
year pin men and ladies to be awarded 
in any one year. 

Bud Waterbury, personnel director, 
started the event after the band numbers, 
with a brief introduction of Major Fleet. 
Major Fleet spoke briefly a word of greet- 
ing including some short remarks on our 
progress, housing and the general prob- 
lems confronting us at the present time, 
then swung into the presenting of the 
service pins. Confronted with no little 
task. Major Fleet proceeded to greet each 
and every awardee and to present each 
earned pin personally. Fifteen year men 
came first with an even dozen in this 
group. Following were the 27 eligible for 
having earned their 10 year pins, and 
then an almost unending number of five 
year awardees. The personal greetings and 
bestowing of pins carried on until after 
the night shift went into action at 
7:00 p.m. 

On hand to witness the event were a 
considerable number of members of the 
families of awardees. many plant members 
and virtually the full group of executives. 
Assisting Major Fleet and Bud Waterbury 
directly were Jim Kelley, factory man- 

Left to right: Eugene Bitzer, 15 year pin 
awardee; J. H. "Bud" Waterbury, personnel 
director; Major R. H. Fleet; J. L. "Jim" Kelley, 
factory manager; Leo Bourdon, superintendent 
Building No. 1. 

ager, and Leo Bourdon, superintendent of 
Building No. 1. 

In addition to those who had earned 
their service pins up to the first of the 
year, the following were made eligible thru 
the decision to include those who had 
earned their time to February 7th. They 

Fifteen Year Pins: Stephen J. Powell. 

Ten Year Pins: John G. Stieringer. 

Five Year Pin awardees added included: 
Schnaubelt, H. J. 
Wilder, J. R. 

Smith, George T. 
Rosenbaum, M. 
Krog, J. P. 
Hatch, H. C. 
Svendson, C. A. 
Malcuit, R. R. 
Lajoie, Henry 
Johnson, A. H. 
Castle, M. J. 
Schneider, F. L. 
Maw, R. L. 
McDonald, J. R. 
Friel, G. J. 
Prior, H. M. 
Mount, Russell L. 
Mitchell, L. G. 
Heidemann, F. J. 
Elo, R. E. 
Boeing, L. G. 
Stirz, C. J. 
Kimble, A. H. 
Littleford, J. H. 
Shirrefif, W. H. 
Plesierre, Jean Henle 
Livers, C. B. 
Kline, W. C. 
Hatz, Nicholas 
Riffe, Sterling 
May, C W. 
Davis, J. O. 
Clarke, Avis 

Pownder, R. L. 
McCabe, C. F. 
Gott, E. N. 
Dacy, W. M. 
Brown, E. S. 
Wallace, Frank A. 
Ohman, T. R. 
Ocone, Anthony 
Bayless, Ralph Leiand 
Macgowan, C J. 
Rote, H. G. 
Leboffe, A. H. 
Famme, J. H. 
Burnes, G. R. 
Berger, L. A. 
Mundowski, H. E. 
Lyte, L. O. 
Brooks, Michael 
Benkner, J. F. 
Yogerst, H. J. 
Smeltzer, C. L. R. 
Seaderquist, Walter 
Levine, R. T. 
Hoover, R. R. 
Hutter, A. A. 
Fabbri, A. A. 
Eldred, W. E. 
McNutt. R. I. 
Evans, W. H. 
Dormoy, E. j . 
Sieck, E. J. ' I 
Anderson, H. ;W. . 
Palsulich, T. G. •^' 
Jouben, Rene. T. " 

Andrew Schicht and Gilbert Lance, ten year 
pin awardees, chat with Major Fleet at the 
opening of th« ceremonies. 

March, 1941 


By Barney Farley 

FEBRUARY 16 we had our first social 
affair since we organized several 
months ago. To say the least about the 
party would be to say it was a tremendous 
success. Stan Mahoney and Helen Mac- 
Fadean were the hosts and it was largely 
through their efforts that everyone enjoyed 
themselves. Mrs. R. E. Ford, at whose 
spacious home the gathering was held, 
had prepared a lunch that looked as pleas- 
ing as it tasted. 

Those who attended were: Steve Brown, 
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Mandeville, E. M. F. 
Blaine, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cunningham, 
Bettye Clay, Roland Roy, Al Gomez, Va- 
lasta Bennett, Tom Tierney, Hebert J. 
Baranoff, A. Drayman, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. 
Collins, Edison Bruha, Edith Storms, 
Florence McLeod and yours truly. 

Mrs. Collins won the grand prize of 
the evening — a flying model airplane, 
which, according to instructions, could 
be assembled in a few minutes and flown 

A broken propeller, which we all want- 
ed, was raffled off with A. Drayman hold- 

ing the lucky number. We wonder what 
the boys thought when Al walked into 
the destroyer base, in the wee hours of 
the morning, with his prize on his 

Recordings of group singing and indi- 
vidual conversations finished up an en- 
joyable evening. We shall expect more af- 
fairs like this in the future. 

Due to the increased expansion of the 
factory which already sat in the middle of 
our field at Chula Vista, we have moved to 
Piek's airport, just north of the city. Mr. 
Piek is building a new six-plane hangar 
with all facilities. It is expected that 
through this and the conveniences of a 
closer operating base from town, that the 
club will be on a more satisfactory and 
secure setting than ever before. 

We congratulate Brathaway, DeVorak, 
Martin and Kastahlon on obtaining their 
private licenses. They seem to be making 
the most of them too from reports. 

Wedding bells rang for Jones on Val- 
entine's Day, and will ring soon for Mc- 
Fadden. Congratulations, and bring the 
co-pilots down to the field sometime. 


UCH has been happening with the of the D. H. Dept., has been with the club 

since organization 


. Southern Cahfornia Flyers. There 
are a lot of new names on our scroll now, 
many solo pilots; also several members 
have their IS as well as 2S Private ratings. 
To date, the list of members, is: Al Grif- 
fith, Pres.; Bob Sprague, Vice-Pres.; Isa- 
belle McCrae, Secretary; Kenneth Smith, 
Treasurer; Bill Luffe, Social Director; Joe 
Havlik, Tex Hills, Ray Dinson, Bill Sut- 
ton, Pat Dowling, Joe Hollenbeck, Bob 
McGregor, LaVaughn White, Bob Bailey, 
Mrs. Ina Harris, Gene Englehorn, Leo 
Leonard, Ray French, L. M. Gibson, Art 
Ryan, Ben Prebyl, Richard and Leo Fares, 
James Marshall, V. M. Anderson, David 
Wollesen, Willard Scheibl, Victor Korski, 
V. C. Hill, W. H. Holt, L. C. Hilles, 
Robert Fitzgerald, Eddie Ellert, G. R. 
Johnson, P. L. Gustafson, Ray Bailey, Don 
Koon, Lionell Hazen, Arthur WoUgast, 
James Brogdon, Frank McCacheran, J. G. 

Our latest solo pilots are Arthur Ryan 
and Arthur Wollgast. Bob Sprague makes 
the news by being the first member to 
receive a private, both IS and 2S. Bob 

d, needless to say, 
the club would be at a loss without him. 

Bill Luffe received a 2S rating the other 
day. Congratulations Bill. Close behind 
will be Pat Dowling, who is piling up the 
hours these last weeks and is really serious 
about the whole thing. 

Ray French, who has slightly deserted 
us for some C. A. A. training, may be a 
licensed pilot by this time, we hope. 

Plans are being discussed and rediscus- 
sed in regards to the purchase of a new 
plane, real soon. A special meeting was 
held at the home of Ken Smith on 
February 16 for the purpose of carrying 
out these plans. A 6J Cub seems to be the 
most popular choice, up to the minute, but 
one never knows, does one? 

The Flyers sponsored a Spot Landing 
Contest at the airport two weeks ago and 
Bill Sutton of Production, carried away 
the honors. We plan to have more of 
these Sunday afternoon events with warm 
weather well on its way. 

Important event was the marriage of 
Raymond Dinson to Miss Ivalena Jones, 
at Yuma, Arizona, on January 25 th. 

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dollars. The Better Business Bureau has 
been instrumental in having passed several 
city ordinances which make some forms of 
fast dealings illegal, and it works hand in 
hand with the district attorney's office in 
going after violations of these ordinances. 

The various schemes for "hooking the 
sucker" by persons who move from town 
to town are well known to the Bureau 
through years of experience in dealing with 
this type of person. It doesn't take long 
for the Bureau to swing into action and 
make it plenty hot for any such person 
who tries to work such schemes, once a 
complaint or a hint of such an attempt 
comes in. And we are constantly advised 
by Better Business Bureaus in other cities 
of individuals and others who are forced 
to move on. There are however always new 
ones who come to town and try to get 
away with these illegal, or fast, sharp 
practices. In addition there are those who 
set up a business and then proceed, by 
staying just inside the law, to practice 
their business in such a way as to make 
trouble for those who deal with them. 
Such practices generally are frowned upon 
by good business firms who always do busi- 
ness completely above board, and who 

offer you good service and good merchan- 
dise backed by their reputation for fair 

The Better Business Bureau is not set 
up to recommend any store, merchant, or 
professional person or operator. The Bu- 
reau's function is purely one of protection 
for you, to answer your questions and to 
investigate where the answers are not im- 
mediately available. You can get a straight 
answer as to whether you can expect a 
good, indifferent, or a "fast" deal from 
any concern or person in town. The Better 
Business Bureau gets hundreds of calls and 
you need not hesitate to call regarding 
these matters. If you are new in town 
don't hesitate and don't feel embarrassed 
if the concern you inquire about happens 
to be an old established one here and has a 
fine reputation for fair dealing . . . be- 
cause it's ten to one that the particular 
concern you picked out to ask about is 
one of those who contribute to the sup- 
port of the Better Business Bureau and 
make the answering of just such questions 

So, if there is any question of doubt in 
your mind regarding doing business with, 
or the practices of any firm or individual 
doing business in San Diego, don't hesitate 
to ask us. We're paid by the reputable 
merchants and business men of this com- 
munity to render you this service, simply 
because it protects their good name at the 
same time that it protects you. Our phone 
number is listed in the telephone directory 
under the Better Business Bureau. 


1. Select the right tool. 

2. Be sure it's in good condition. 

3. Use it properly. 

4. Put it away safely. 

The Police Department is striving 
To lessen the dangers of driving. 

Slow down, do your part, 
Slow down, have a heart. 

Be a few minutes later arriving. 
W. A. Lehman (from "Flash") 


bring you the best in LUNCHES, SANDWICHES, COLD 



March, 1941 

By Jack Blaaiiw, Hull No. 2 

DILIGENT inquiries have failed to dis- 
close anyone in the department who 
has bitten a dog, so the news will have to 
limp along without a highlight. 

Mike Argadar working in his spare time 
has practically completed a light plane in 
ten months. An innovation on this small 
ship is the retractable landing gear which 
is slicker than the old greased pig. 

The old sucker cry: How long have they 
been giving money away at the race track? 
came true for Roy McCoy one Sunday 
not long ago. Program prize went to Roy 
for holding the lucky number. 

Send your remedies for seasickness to 
Dean Eckles care of the boathouse. The 
Pacific Beach sportsman recently pur- 
chased a sailboat. 

Rotund Bob Barta who studies chemistry 



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EREE Practice After Class 
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at night school majors in co-eds. 

Beating his public spirited landlord to 
the raise, Cecil Withers bought a house 
trailer and moved his little family into a 
rolling home. 

Sam Frank, whose word pictures of 
steak and mushrooms have long enter- 
tained the gang, has a charming daughter 
who is one of the busiest femmes in the 
plant offices. 

The wearin' of the green is serious busi- 
ness to Dewey Kelly who will be on the 
lookout March 17, for anyone sporting 
oxalis which is just imitation shamrock. 
Ssure and Begorrah! You can't fool an 
Irishman on Saint Patrick's Day. 


A dehghtful house-warming party was 
held in the new home of Mr. and Mrs. 
Howard Daw, (Tool Room), Saturday 
evening, February 8th, at 4512 Max Drive. 
Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. 
Johnnie Doig, Albert Clark, Elmer Bahl- 
beck. Art Thurran, J. R. Robinson, Clar- 
ence Booker, Jack Borden, Bill Wibben- 
horst, Howard Poschman, Jim Cuff, Jack 
Patton, Miss Marjorie Merrit, Robert Rob- 

Another Tool Room house-warming 
party was held January 2 5 at the new home 
of J. R. (Robbie) Robinson of Mission 
Beach, the high lights of the evening's en- 
tertainment were cards and dancing, with 
special tap and novelty dances by Art 
Thurran, Chas. Tailer, Bob Robinson, 
Clarence Booker, Art Karsten and Mrs. 
Helen Biggs. Those present were: Mr. and 
Mrs. Chas. Tailer, Art Thurran, Bill Wib- 
benhorst, John Thatcher, Frank Delaney, 
Elmer Bostick, Min Stevenson, Joe Brawn, 
Geo. Gearhauser, Jack Palmer, Henry 
Fink, Phil Keonig, Joe Givonola, Elmer 
Swanson, Jimmie Patton, Howard Daw, 
Clarence Booker, Walter Nuckles, Robert 
Knight, Henry Liegel, Jack Bloodgood, 
Art Karsten, Mrs. Helen Biggs, Miss Louise 
Carter, Miss Eileen Delaney, Mr. Kenneth 
Bostick, Mr. Robert Robinson. 

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HERE it is March, but we still find 
the "Wedding March" getting the 
preference over the "goose step" around 
Consolidated. Yes, the "Windy" month 
will find many "lions" turned into"lambs." 


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Vul Cork — Gro Cord or Crepe Soles 

John Ruzich, who has been deposited with 
the milk and morning paper on his girl 
friend's doorstep for so many week-ends 
has decided to marry the gal and get out 
with the boys again . . . The Planning 
Dept., as usual, will keep up their batting 
average with Gracie Koenig and Dick 
Cromwell, the leading characters. No, 
they don't take on each other, as they 
can battle enough during working hours. 
Gracie's sparring partner is De Hoff, Final 
Assembly, and Dick's choice is Miss Carol 
Brush of La JoUa. . . . Oh yes, I almost 
forgot Gale Medlicott, who will marry 
Marian Black, July 3rd. ... In case 
some prospective bridegroom has not made 
the purchase, I have some of those "El 
Stinko De Ropa" cigars left at Yz off. 
. . . Shelby Best, dispatcher has left to 
join the Army Air Corps and Judith 
Aubrey says she will have to wait until 
Uncle Sam "rejects" him before she can 
"accept" him. . . . John Kester and Geo. 
Gandee have a "ten buck" bet as to which 
will get married first. George calculates 
he can still be $8 ahead after the license 
fee and thinks maybe Al Nelson or Dan 
Miller may get him a discount on that. 
. . . You get that way after so many years 
in the Purchasing Dept. . . . Bud Smith, 
Sheet Clerk, is using the old psychology 
angle on that "swell dish" of a blonde by 
taking her around to all the young mar- 
ried couples and remarking how happy 
and contented they are. . . . Beware Bud 
that you don't arrive at the "wrong psy- 
chological moment" or you will blow the 
results higher than a bombed ammunition 

The biggest mistake of the year was 
made by yours truly when I admitted 
"Mac" McGuiness and Geo. Wire, super- 
hecklers, to my house warming at the 
same time. Things ceased to be warm 
and got HOT. However they did make me 
feel pleased with myself for buying cheap 
drinks, stale food and using the collection 
of bum cigars I had saved from marriages 
and births during the past year. Hope I 
am returned enough from the "bottle 
deposit" to get the ring out of "hock." 
. . . The little woman didn't like that so 

By "Brad" Bradshaw 

well but you can't have everything and 
besides I had to try out the swell glass 
set Frank Popp and family gave me. Sure 
enjoyed having all the old friends in espe- 
cially those who were so thoughtful about 
keeping the wife from getting lonesome 
at night while I am working. . . . Sure 
felt fortunate in having Owen Stockton 
"tend bar," that is until I got the bill 
"double time Sunday," on a "Bartender 
Union" invoice. . . . Sorta odd the way he 
dropped in with his apron in his pocket. 
— or was it? . . . Sid Avery's doctor helped 
some by having Sid on a "fresh air diet" so 
that he only took a smell or so, — but Jack 
Larsen, Geo. Agnew, Jim Syren, Mac 
McDougall, Bill Wold, and other Engineers 
had no worry about anyone exposing their 
"insides" with an X-ray. . . . Jack Mulroy 
kept his shoes on so he must have been 
under control. ... So to Harvey Muck, 
Bert Rowan, Ray Peters, John Hopman, 
Ben Kiegle, their wives, girl friends, and 
all the others: WE enjoyed the setto and 
hope to see you back again — if the land- 
lord lets us stay. 

Drifted into the Junior Leaguers' barn 
dance at Chula Vista and found that 
"Sheriff" Emerson Otte and "Ranger" 
Louie Purcell had everything pretty well 
"shot up" including the "Sheriff and 
Ranger." They were having a great time, 
made me feel sorry for a horse that Otte 
rode and sympathy for Louie if the horse 
"bowed" his legs to Contour. 

Craig Clark has cooked up another golf 
tournament — as if there isn't enough de- 
struction going on now. Yes the Night 
Production "divot diggers" and "brush 
choppers" will battle it out for the "King 
of Dubbers" at La Mesa. Just to make it 
worse Craig is tossing in Ed Raymond, 
Charley Yater and Ralph Chrissie. But to 
soothe the feelings of such notable link 
artists as Jack Thompson, Jr., Brenden 
Davin, "Chuck" Austin and Charley 
Mitchell, we will put them in a class by 
themselves and go ahead with our story 
about Adams, Medlicott, Delphy, Tandy, 
King, Phillips, Fling and the rest of us 
"snake killers." ... So put on your helmets 
and bring a Comptometer for this comedy 
take-off on the great American pastime. 

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HELP YOUR CONSOLIDATOR— Mention this adv. at the Bank. 

March, 1941 

I don't mind so much for Lloyd Bender asked Perry Ogden: "I don't suppose you 
eating my food and smoking my cigars don't know of nobody that don't want 
but his professional advice is needed much to hire nobody to do nothing don't you?" 
more in the Planning Dept. Since his last . . . Just learned that Charley Hibert fin- 
visit I have discovered that he permits ished his boat two meals ahead of the 
his wife to do as SHE pleases, days, and termites. . . . Ed Generas offered me a 
at night she does as SHE pleases. good proposition on that second hand 

No dogs were bit during the month, baby buggy he has been trying to peddle 
but a few items leaked thru the censor. for so long. . . . But Gimber, I hear, has 
. . . Jim Eisman says the Navy has caught moved from "Gobbler's Knob" at the head 
up with him now and put him to work. of "Cactus Gulch." Had trouble with the 
Told me Ben Kiegle was over for "Turkey "grapevine" and the briars hurt his feet. 
Dinner," had two helpings of "mashed . . . Lou Miller accepted the alibi I had for 
potatoes and gravy." . . . Seems that Ben's not letting him know of the house warm- 
new "store choppers" put him on a "gum ing until someone remarked about a "select 
diet." . . . Pete Ryan, Jim's co-worker, crowd." . . . Now the guy is "humilatin" 
tried to trade a 1928 $200 credit slip in me. Anyway he doesn't have to go so far 
for a new car. Claimed compound interest. back in looking up my ancestors for his 
. . . Roy Larceval is happy over day work remarks. . . . Those happy expressions on 
as he has a man in the group he can "look the faces of Dan Clemson and Bill Wiley 
down on." His aide De Hoff has to stand are due to the nearness of the coming "Sand 
on a chair to kick Roy in the pants. . . . Social" season where they Co-Star. . . . 
I see Jack Thompson is keeping an "I" on The fellows claim the "split shift" will 
his Inspectors. They are probably getting bring about many a "split" before long, 
lost in the mob. How about a "Cowbell" . . . Joe Kraemer, has finally found a way 
for the leaders, Jack? . . . There's been a to keep Miss Boggess happy. He is giving 
lot of "bunion derby" jokes about Dis- her a nail polish after the usual Saturday 
patchers but H. Lilly of Prim. Assem. morning stencil cleaning. . . . Less inter- 
really walked blisters on his feet. ... If ruptions have occurred in the Order Sec- 
Geo. Moore seems a little on the "upper tion since "One Punch" Kline took charge, 
crusty side" it's due to that recently Maybe that's another psychological move, 
purchased 1934 Chev. which has a top, . . . Jake Deitzer has accumulated quite a 
windows, seats and rubber tires and has collection of departments under his rule. 
George in the clouds. . . . Troy San Sing, Reminds you of a dictator offering help, 
most notable Southland character since and then absorbing the whole thing. So 
Algie Choate, the "walking famine," has Hartmayer and Coykendall should remem- 
solved the mystery of the missing con- ber what happened to France. And if 
Crete foundation blocks for his new home. there's another move, it must be south for 
According to San Sing, his 20-month-old Jake. . . . Beverly Kipple is still appear- 
son has been throwing 'em at the neighbor ing with novel "eye decorations." I wonder 
kids. . . . Congratulations Dick Hager on if the "worm has turned?" . . . Joe Ma- 
your new job in Engineering. . . . Read on loney failed to give me the usual first- 
the application of a Consolidated employee: hand info, on his "flock." Maybe with that 
"Last position. Silo stuffer; Why Left, "red mustache" he was afraid of the cir- 
Silo filled." Then there was the feller that cumstances. 


These are locations of craft centers. INEZ M. CAUDELL 

Consolidated employees' wives are welcome ^PP='' "^""^^ ^"<1 Pointing. 

■ ,■ ■ ■ Friday 9:00-12:00 12:30-4:30 P.M. 

to participate in this activity. £, j^ ^ 

ETHEL BOBBITT Monday 6:30- 9:30 P.M. 

Wood Carving, Glass Etching, Painting, Copoer Stockton 

and Crepe Paper Art. Tuesday 9:00-12:00 1 2:30-3 :30 P.M. 

, ^7^ ^'''"' „ , Old Town 

Monday 9:00-12:00 1 2:30-! :00 P.M. GRACE GOOD 

Ocean Beach (Davis Building) Painting, Copper and Crepe Paper Art, 

Tuesday 8:30-12:30 1 :30-4:30 P.M. Tuesday ., 9:00-12:00 12 :30-2:30 P.M. 

Grant Woodshop (Balboa Park) Knox Hall 

Wednesday 8:30-11:30 12:00-5 :00 P.M. Wednesday , 1 :00-4:00 P.M. 

Pacific Beach McKinlev 

Thursday 9:00- 1:00 1 :30-4:30 P.M. 

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SINCE Otto has started to rework him- 
self he has a new tie to hold his chin 
up, a new set of teeth plus a new car. We 
all wonder what the next blitz will bring. 
Otto has let it be known that the new 
pair of Bowling shoes did not help his 
game a bit. In fact he says that it was 
better before he got the shoes. 

It is known by a few in "X" depart- 

ment that soon Al Sharp will be, we un- 
derstand, going to the altar, now that 
St. Valentine's day has passed. 

What has happened to Hammer's (Flight 
Mechanic) overalls? Could it be that after 
the first washout he has outgrown them? 

Bill Branch, on St. Valentine's Day, ate 
a big Heart for lunch, guess he is super- 


By Troy A. Sansing 

The night shift boys are very proud of 
the new addition to the paint shop and 
after watching the first try-out we know 
there are none better, but after all I think 
we should have a sign up saying for "Spray- 
ing, painting only." Winkey Wium not 
knowing just what the set-up was took it 
for a shower bath and I wish you could 
see what a mess he got in. He lost a couple 

days work getting the paint out of his 
golden locks. 

Some people can sure manage, now you 
take W. C. Jones, he borrowed 20c a few 
nights ago. Later on he came around and 
said "You know I just ate one of those 
sandwiches off of George Moulton and I 
don't feel so good." Later it was learned 
he went downtown and had a big time. 
Now when do I get my 20c back? 


(Sometimes known as Primary Assembly) 

All of us in Primary wish Johnny 
Morton lots of success in his recent trip 
to the altar. Emory Sheldon who claims 
he is the Glamour Boy of the plant re- 
cently added bowling to his many hobbies, 
according to latest reports he still has to 
catch the pins unaware before they fall! 
Peas in a Pod; Dale Cromartie and Earl 
Hunt. Sam Stearns was recently seen 

teaching his boys to Rhumba, it seems 
that Salvador has that certain shake. 
Wyatte McAllister is losing that girlish 
complexion by taking his daily sun baths 
on the hill tops of La Mesa. Don't laugh, 
Hopman, we hear you were also on the 
spot; it seems that Johrmy attempted to 
teach his wife to bowl and now she shows 
him up when they go to the alleys. 


By Red Boyle 

G. Woodworth went to Yuma a few to get even with me. So here it comes . . 
weeks ago. He seems to be wide awake now don't disappoint me, fellows. The 

One would think B. Landgraf is on a 
honeymoon, too. He is late so often. 

K. Hill got cold feet and called the 
whole thing off. What's the matter, Kenny, 
did we scare you? 

wedding is set for June 1. I want the 
whole shop to be there, ideas, pranks and 

Correction — Al Pfeninghausen's name 
isn't Pfenneghauser and his bride is from 

Everyone has been waiting for a chance Jennings, Missouri. 

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By L. Kinigcnmcier 

(Jerry) Girolamo has left us to try his 
luck at the Island. We were sorry to have 
him go but wish him luck anyway. 

Does anyone know which dialect is 
most common around the shop so it can 
be standardized? We have ours from Texas, 

F. A. FAX 

By Cliff Muzzy 

The Final Assembly Department has just 
acquired a new outstanding pilot. Mr. 
Jack Powell has the total of 3 500 hours. 
The remarkable thing of this is that he 
built up this time in two years and has 
he a log book to show it — and how! 

He is known to many flyers in the east 
as the "Ozark Ace" having hailed from 

Steel is like men — when they lose their 
temper they are no good. — From "Flash." 

Kansas, Louisiana, Tennessee and New 
York City, take your choice. 

A little bird softly whispered, Walter 
Atkinson has a new Chevrolet. 

As I write this Henry Ballinger is get- 
ting ready to leave the Company's employ, 
to join the Padres at camp. Here's hoping 
you bat 3 JO Hank. Best of luck to you 
and the Padres. I hear Walter Helmuth 
has a way of his own for putting in Riv- 
Nuts. Let us all in on it, Walter. 

Bennie Hill has joined the bachelors. His 
wife has left for Missouri to care for a 
sick mother. Here's hoping you don't get 
indigestion, Bennie. 

We are all sorry to hear of the illness of 
our old pal, Joe Nie. Take it easy Joe, old 
top, don't let it throw you. 

Poor old Bill Kugel, how he worries. 
First he worried about having his rent 
raised until he bought himself a home. 
Now he is worrying about the trees in 
the back yard. 


Man is of few days and full of trouble. 
He laboreth all the days of his youth to 
pay for a gasoline chariot, and when at 
last the task is finished, Lo! the thing is 
junk and he needeth another. 

He planteth grain in the earth and tilleth 
it diligently, he and his servants and his 
asses, and when the harvest is gathered 
into the barns he oweth the landlord eight 
dollars and forty cents more than the crop 
is worth. 

He begets sons and educateth them to 
smoke cigarettes and wear a white collar, 
and Lo! they have soft hands and neither 
labor in the fields nor anywhere under 
the sun. The children of his loins are 
ornery, and one of them becometh a lawyer 
and maketh whoopee with the substance 

The wife of his bosom flirteth with a 
stranger and when he rebukes her, Lo! 
she shooteth him in the finale. 

He goes forth in the morning on the 
road that leadeth to the city, and a jitney 
smiteth him so that his ribs project 
through his epidermis. 

He drinketh a drink of whoopee juice to 

forget his sorrows and liver. All the days 
of his life it burneth the lining from his 

He findeth no parking place and is tor- 
mented by traffic cops from going forth 
till coming back. 

An enemy stealeth his car; physicians 
remove his inner parts and his teeth and 
his bankroll; his daughters showeth their 
legs before strangers; his arteries hardeneth 
in the evening of his life and his heart 
busteth trying to keep the pace. 

Sorrow and bill collectors followeth him 
all the days of his life, and when he is 
gathered to his fathers the neighbors say- 
eth: How much did he leave? 

Lo! He hath left it all. And his widow 
rejoiceth in a new coupe, and maketh eyes 
at a young sheik that slicketh his hair and 
playeth a nifty game of bridge. 

Woe is man! From the day of his birth 
to the time when the earth knoweth him 
no more he laboreth for bread and catcheth 
the devil. Dust he was in the beginning and 
his name is mud. 

— From "Specialty Salesman." 


J. E. Dryer 

President Your Credit is Good • 236S Kettner Blvd. 

Shattered Hope 

One time there was a man and 
he had an automobile. He went 
many places in it. 

He was driving gaily along one 
bright day gazing through his wind- 
shield into the imttiediate future. 

In due time evening came on. 
Shadows fell, and so did his spirits 
because his windshield became 
covered with stuff. 

At length it got so bad he could 
tieither look ii'here he ivas going 
nor go where he was looking. 

Visibility was zero — it was O 
with the rim stripped off. 

Suddenly the motorist seized an 
idea and a hammer and smashed 
the opaque ivindshield into bits. 

The mist and the haze and the 
stuff cleared away as if by magic. 
The man was very pleased. 

But alas, his joy teas short lived 
for the air was full of weather. 
The rains kept on, and his hopes 
were shattereder than the glass. 

Soon he got all fogged up him- 
self and was as bad off as ever. 

He came upon a brightly lighted 
Service Station and, driving in, told 
his plight to the Shell Dealer. 

The Dealer suggested a new 
windshield and advised the man to 
stop in at a Shell Dealer's every 
few blocks or miles and have the 
glass washed. 

There's no obligation, the Dealer 
said, adding that Shell Stations 
anywhere uotdd be only too glad 
to do the fob. 

And so the man went his way 
rejoicing, secure in the knowledge 
that the way to cope with a wind- 
shield is to keep it clean. 


Yes, charge account privileges at 
Walkers' are "streamlined" for the 
convenience of people in every walk 
of life. There's a plan to suit any 
practical purpose .... to suit each 
individual. Consolidated employees 
are invited to take full advantage of 
any of these plans. 

30 Day Open Accounts 

For Any Responsible Person 

Thirty-day charge privileges are ob- 
tainable upon application. No long, 
drav/n out "red tape" for responsible 

9 O-Day-Pay-Way 

No Down Payment! No Interest! 

On purchases of $IO or more, in any 
one or more departments. Pay in small, 
equal installments over a period of 90 

Up to 2 -Years to Pay 

For Major Purchases for Homes 

Refrigerators, kitchen ranges, washers, 
radios, etc. may be paid for over a 
long period of time. Open to all re- 
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HAVE you seen George Wire? This, 
my friends, is the question of the 
week. If you were a clerk, and had this 
question asked you a hundred times a day, 
perhaps you too, would try to clarify the 
situation. In a feeble sort of way, yours 
truly will attempt to explain what would 
happen if you were to spend part of a day 
with the Hull foreman, George Wire. 

Up in the morning before six o'clock, 
George usually spends about twenty min- 
utes getting ready for breakfast, fifteen 
to eat, ten minutes in general inspection of 
domestic affairs, and then off to work. No 
sooner does he get to work than a leadman 
grabs him to show him some slight diffi- 
culty which is supposed to have happened 
the night before. Summoned from this en- 
tanglement by a clerk who wishes Mr. 
Wire to talk to some new hires, George 
takes leave of the leadman with the 
thought of returning as soon as free. In 
between breaths, George is notified that 
in his spare time, would he please hurry 
up and answer the phone, the main office 
is on the wire. At this point we pause to 
state that up till now, Wire has not been 
in the vicinity of his desk for one moment! 

Leaving instructions with the clerks 
that he is off on inspection of the Hull 
Dept., George starts out for Hull No. 2, 
then to the mating fixtures. From the mat- 
ing fixtures to Watertest and then to the 
new building. From there to the ships in 
the north yard, and finally to the Hull 
division in Final Assembly and back to 
Hull No. 1 at last. In making this round 
every day Wire notes changes that must 
be made, problems to be ironed out, 
men to be talked to both favorably and 
vice versa, and answers a half a hundred 
questions. Stopping occasionally to call 
his desk for phone calls or messages left 
for him. 

By this time anyone trying to keep up 
with him or catch him, who is not well 
informed in the short cuts, usually gives 
up trying. 

This is only a short part of the Hull 
Foreman's day. Every minute is busier 
than the one before. 

Do the readers still wonder why they 
can't find Georee Wire? If they do just 
contact any Hull clerk and he will finish 
this story. 

It's all rather confusing to Rupert 



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By Bill Pettit 

Crosthwaite, who received a note (un- 
signed) to the effect that if Rupert didn't 
confine his wooing elsewhere, he would 
suddenly feel a jolt in the general vicinity 
to his chin and to his ears would come 
the gentle tinkling of a lil' bell! 

Two big events were in the offing this 
past month: First, Art Wrightson's mar- 
riage and second, the big Hull golf tourna- 
ment at Rancho Santa Fe. Art used to 
be a clerk in the Hull Dept. before he 
took over the position of chief clerk when 
Primary Assembly was organized. Quite 
a few of the Hull gang were present at the 
wedding and Michael (Mitch) Williams, 
donned his Sunday's best and had the 
honor of being best man. (Leave it to 
Mitch to kiss the bride!) 

The big gun boomed once more on the 
western front of the Hull golf tourna- 
ment, Seaman, Wire, and Martin bhtz- 
kreiged their way to win top honors in 
flights one, two and three, in order named. 

George "Shanks" Galley put on an ex- 
hibition for the folks. Coming in on the 
first nine, taking a lusty clout at the ball, 
Shanks missed the pellet and did a rather 
awkward back-flip in the mud. Nice going, 

You know, with our new handicapping 
system, you don't have to be good to win. 
You hive to be lucky! 

Well, spring isn't here, and still Milt 
Wisdom's thoughts turn to women. Latest 
honey of this Consolidated bee, is a little 
Queen from Pt. Loma. Isn't love grand? 

If you see Al Leonard apparently deep in 
thought in the new building (Hull No. 4) 
he isn't resting, but trj'Ing to concentrate 
enough to have Dick Morris, Hull Dis- 
patcher, send some parts way out there. 
They have no patent on their telepathy 
system as yet. 

Showing the stuff Hull men are made of 
the basketball team sponsored by Baranov's 
and composed of Hull men took the famed 
House of David boys to the cleaners. High 
light of the game came when Hull No. 2 
squad came close to stealing the show, 
when their fast-breaking outfit led by 
Milt Wisdom, who dropped the point that 
put the game on ice, snatched victory' out 
of the hands of the "Coronado Crowns," 
the class of the Metro League. 

With the tang of fresh air and the 
brieht glint of sunlight still in their eyes, 
and boasting three of the most sun-burned 
noses ever witnessed by my oft deceived 
eyes, we behold the eentlemen Leadmen 
of the Hull, Charlie Miller, Carl Cole, and 
Chuck Larson, who just returned from 
their vacation. Larson now has the blisters 
on his hands instead of on the ships. 

Charlie Miller is already to bum up 
his new job as leadman on the B-24 bucks, 
and Carl Cole claims he has all kinds of 
ideas on how to paste the wing on the 

March, 1941 



banking hours at the San Diep Main Office of Banl( of America have been extended 

Until further notice, banking hours of this branch 
of Bonk of America will be as follows: 

Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Saturday 9 o.m. to 1 p.m. 

X A-IRCRAFT and other industrial workers are meeting the exacting de- 
mands of the accelerated national defense program with an enthusiasm and 
vigor which are typically American. Because of their hours of employment 
many of these workers have found it difficult to take advantage of the 
numerous banking and lending services available through the local Branch 
of Bank of America. 

To correct this emergency situation, these new, extended banking hours 
ire being introduced on what might be called an experimental basis. 

In an effort to insure the success of this experiment, Bank of America, 
in the friendliest spirit, has requested the cooperation of merchants, business 
and professional men . . - in fact, of all regular depositors who have found 
no difficulty in transacting their banking business before the former closing 
hour of 3 p.m. 

If these depositors and customers will make no changes in their estab- 
lished banking practices, the local staff of Bank of America will be more 
than able to render efficient service to the defense workers during the 
added hours of banking. 

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By Maguire 

REPORTING the Event of the Season. 
The Tool Design Bowling Tourna- 
ment. After weeks of verbally knocking 
down the ten pins (with never a score 
short of 2 50) the mite and mighty of the 
outfit gathered on Saturday nite to put 
into action their boasts of the past few 
weeks. In this alley, the "Twerling 
Tweeps," Mr. Gransted, Peters, Rowan, 
Krueger, Maguire and Eddie (Black 
Sheep) Voekle. Next alley, the "Bounding 
Bouncers," (Wedge in every ball) Mr. 
Sodomka, Nephew, "Standard Channel" 
Bates, Stockton and Chrissi. In the gallery, 
wives, sweethearts, in-laws, out-laws, 
hecklers and Dinni. Yeah! Man. The 
fight is on. In the T. T.'s alley — two down 
and a third shaking. The B. B.'s counter 
with two down and the bowler shaking. 
It's Nip and Tuck for awhile 'til Bert 
Rowan dropped one and Nephew purled 

two and the pin boy won by a nose. It 
was a great battle and feat and defeat 
moved to the Country Club where the 
girls had a glass of brew and the men sat 
around and tatted. 

I've a new member to welcome (just a 
second while I comb my hair), now, 
"Presenting Miss Geraldine Popadowski." 
How do you do? 

If the war in Europe doesn't end soon 
some of Nite T. D. boys may be listed 
among the casualties. Their stone will read, 
"Died of apoplexy during lunch time in- 
vasion of European war," Or "Shell 
Shocked by a verb." 

I'm almost sure these Chicago boys 
brought the weather with them. 

Good nite until the "Great Golf Gath- 
ering" next week — anything goes — even 
the ball, if you hit it. 


By Frank Hughes and Myrari Olmsted 

IF you want to hear some good music 
you should go back to the motor mount 
section and listen to those two favorite 
sons of Italy, Vic Carlino and Paul Ferrara, 
"dueting" some of their favorite Italian 
songs. Did we say good music? — well, good 
for a laugh. They're Welding's best com- 
edy team. 

When "Red" Hendrix begins to weld the 
legs on his work table and puts his goggles 
in his water bucket, then you can be sure 
that he has been trying to figure out his 
income tax again. He's just living for the 
day when he can get his hands on the guy 
that made up those forms! 

Right after Art Endres had moved out 
of the hospital, spending two weeks there 
recovering from an operation, Pete Van 
Vechten moved in and is being treated 
for a skin ailment. He has had a tough 
time, but his misery is compensated by 
the swell nurses attending him. 

Shame on Johnnie Cox! The fellows 
went to a lot of trouble taking up a col- 
lection to buy him a "certain" license tag 
and then the night they were going to 

present it to him, he came to work with 
a nice new haircut. It wasn't cut any too 
short, but it was a haircut, anyhow. 

Vic Carlino spent his vacation by go- 
ing to the Buick factory at Flint, Michi- 
gan and picking up a new Buick, then 
seeing the sights in New York City, Wash- 
ington, D. C, and fighting blizzards in 
between his sight seeing. He had a peach 
of a time, but was glad to be back in sunny 
Southern California once more. 

We thought that Norrie Root had a 
rather unusually sheepish look on his face 
a few weeks back, and just now we have 
discovered that the far-reaching bonds of 
matrimonial bliss completely surround 
him. Whaddya mean by keeping such a 
big secret? 

"Flash" (in the pan) LaRocque may be- 
lieve that he has taken Lang's place as 
"Lover No. 1," but he'll soon find out 
that he has a long ways to go as yet. Lang 
will always hold the position of "Lover 
No. 1" as long as there's a Welding De- 

March, 1941 



By Dick Storn- 

NO more commuting back and forth 
from Escondido for Paul Woosley — 
he just bought a house in Mission Beach. 

Johnnie Wright and the government 
should get together on their Housing Pro- 
grams. Uncle Sam is having trouble hous- 
ing Service Men — our Johnnie can't find 
any place to put his rabbits. 

Orchids to Ed Southwick, for the way 
he handles the many and varied electrical 
troubles that are always popping up in 
this department "Service Deluxe, Right 
Now," is evidently his motto and he 
really lives by it. 

Heard from Johnnie Flowers . . . bought 
a house in Ocean Beach . . . bach-ing it 
with two brothers . . . but only until April 
because he's tying the "fatal knot" some- 
time that month. We wonder if he is go- 
ing to toss his brothers out, then, or 
charge 'em for board & room . . . Lucky 
gal is Kathleen Schneider (Purchasing) 

. . . Luck to you both, from the boys in 

Small (Carlton Ronald, for short) is 
toting around a receipt for twenty-five 
dollars paid to the City of San Diego. 
Could it be he is proud of it, or just taking 
precautionary measure against their trying 
to collect again? . . . Black eye . . . 
Scratches . . . Bruises — who said the age 
of chivalry was dead? Ask him for details, 
fellows, for interesting listening. 
Memo to: Costantino, Barber, Draper, 

Miller and Fougeron. 
Subject: Bend Testing. 

Due to recent activities in the south- 
east corner of this Dept. it has come to 
light that quite a bit of amateur testing 
of materials — mainly brass — has been go- 
ing on. Now, for purely informational 
reasons only, fellows, would you mind 
making public the results you got on the 
bend tests you've been conducting on the 
special welder's badges? — Anonymous. 


By W. Lloyd Purser 

LITTLE did we realize while writing 
J last month's column that events were 
fast shaping up to a new high in the 
"Lemon Pie Romance." That Curly — 
the man with a real knack for making 
lemon pies — was double crossing us all 
and skipping out to Las Vegas to say "I 
do." Miss Clara Irene Daily of Lawrence, 
Kansas, was the young lady who suc- 
cumbed to his wiles — the date January 18, 
was the fatal day — they were presented 
with a Sunbeam Iron by the nite crew 
of the woodshop. 

Miss Margie Huffman of Chanute, 
Kansas, became Mrs. Don Taylor at Yuma, 
Arizona, February 22, 1941. 

From the sound of things the used car 
salesmen have been busy again for a num- 
ber of the boys are the proud owners (with 
the finance company as a silent partner of 
course) of cars of varying vintage — and 


they all got the "best deal in town 
the money" — strange but true. 

Golledge chose a Chevy '37 to wow the 
girls out his way — Cook took a Plymouth, 
seems partial to them for some reason — 
Max Lowen (Tarzan to the boys) is 
sporting a late model V-8 and he hates 
to have people think he is driving the 
family car — and Dibbs picks a Dodge. 

Some of the boys are wondering what 
the attraction is at Warner's Hot Springs 
— Karl Herman could tell them, but he 
won't — maybe some day soon the truth 
will out. 

Reverting to the "days when" some of 
the fellows spent several days helping Bob 
Chess put up his living quarters on his lot 
at the beach, building friendship into the 
very structure of his future home. 

Solomon expects to be passing out cigars 
soon. He says it's all paid for so the sooner 
the better — he's getting tired waiting. 

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1. Distributor points cleaned, filed and 
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3. Spark plugs cleaned and points set. 

4. Carburetor Screens cleaned. 

5. Carburetor adfusted with our speciol vac- 
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6. All fuel lines cleaned. 

7. Cylinder head and manifold bolts tight- 
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TOOL design has progressed rapidly 
with the trend of modern times as 
less than thirty years ago only a very 
limited amount of such designing was ac- 
complished prior to actual fabrication of 
tools. Then, practically all tool makers 
were men of varied experience which neces- 
sitated not only the making of, but also, 
the designing of tools requisite for pro- 
duction. This procedure required a high 
percentage of all around tool makers who 
were capable of deciding what was neces- 
sary and the actual construction of such 

With the development of the automo- 
bile and mass production methods the de- 
mand presented itself to specialize men 
for certain machines thereby developing 
this class of workers into capable operators 
of only one machine. Thus, today there is 
a much lower percentage of all-around 
tool makers. With specialization came the 
realization that tools should be designed 
separately in order to get standardization 
of tooling, methods, etc., and to decentra- 
lize and remove this designing from the 
tool room proper. 

Today this department is recognized as 
of considerable importance in all manu- 
facturing concerns, both large and small. 

Tool design responsibilities are quite 
varied, however, in general they include 
the deciding of the necessary tools to ful- 
fill production requirements, designing of 
tools to insure proper usefulness and low 
cost of production, scheduling of tools in 
shops for the control of their being man- 

Above . . . Tool record forms and insert 
Ralph E. Oversmith, Chief tool designer. 

ufactured in proper sequence, trouble 
shooting to reduce lost time when tools 
and parts cause manufacturing difficulties, 
standardizing and the developing of 
standard designs and procedures, processing 
operations to insure proper sequence of 
parts in shops, developing new processes 
and special machines, maintaining tool de- 
sign records of all completed tools and is- 
suing department orders to shops for their 

Control of design is maintained by 
Group Leaders having charge of such di- 
visions as Tool Processing, Jigs and Fix- 
tures, Formed Parts, Special Machines, 
Assembly Fixtures, Tool Scheduling, Typ- 
ing and Filing. The design of each tool is 
carefully checked before release for fabri- 
cation to insure greater accuracy. 

As drawings are released from Engineer- 
ing Department, Tool Processing is ac- 
complished. Each drawing is checked for 
standard tools required and special cutters, 
broaches, patterns, etc. are ordered. 

The different types of tools vary widely 
but in general are as follows: Templates, 
Turning Fixtures, Milling Fixtures, Weld- 
ing Fixtures, Checking Fixtures, Drill 
Jigs, Form Blocks, Form Dies, Blank Dies, 
Drop Hammer Dies, Assembly Fixtures, 
Special Machines. 

Probably one of the most interesting 
processes is the forming of aluminum alloy 
sheet by the rubber pressure method of 
hydraulic presses. By rubber pressure 
method is meant the forming of sheets 
around form blocks, or into cavities of 

form blocks by apply pressure to rubber, 
thus forcing metal around or into form 
blocks. Our largest press of 4500 tons 
capacity has a bed 56"xl24" and num- 
erous parts are formed at the same time, 
while three other plates, carried on an 
endless circular track are being loaded or 
unloaded. This endless track is a new de- 
velopment during the past year and has 
shown excellent possibilities. The first part 
formed by this process, if preceding a 
production run, is usually checked and 
fit to the next assembly, thus insuring 
proper fit of production run parts. 

The problem of interchangeability 
places the responsibility of parts and as- 
semblies on the shoulders of tool design 
thus their decision determines which parts 
need to be interchangeable and the tools 
to be provided for such accomplishment. 

During times of high gear production 
when requirements necessitate the hiring 
and training of large numbers of inex- 
perienced persons the problem of tool 
designing becomes more complex. Tools 
must be more fool-proof if operated by 


inexperienced workers, which means that 
safety devices must be added thus reduc- 
ing the possibility of placing parts in jigs 
and fixtures wrongly. Therefore, during 
these times it takes more tools, machines 
to make tools, and floor space, than before. 
The importance of good tools and their 
relation towards lowering production 
costs cannot be over emphasized. 

The two major paper forms used by 
tool design consists of an operation sheet 
and a tool order. 

As the Engineering Department releases 
new drawings for production of parts, tool 
processers compile operation sheets (the 
large sheet shown) which shows the 
proper sequence of operations in shops 
and proper tools for each operation and 
unless proper sequence of operations is 
followed the tools provided will usually 
not function properly. This operation 
sheet provides a master record and each 
department having a copy of this can de- 
termine part number, name of part, model 
of airplane the part is being released for, 
next assembly, work order number, pro- 
duction chart item number, material con- 
dition, tool due date, quantity of parts 
tools are being designed to manufacture, 
date released from engineering depart- 
ment, operation numbers, machines to do 
work, description of operations, tool num- 
bers, description of tools and work to be 
accomplished, department which makes 
tools and department which uses the tools. 

March, 1941 

This form is printed on vellum and from 
this as many prints may be made as nec- 

Tool orders (smaller sheets) are made in 
triplicate and are typed from the opera- 
tion sheets and all three copies are dis- 
tributed to shops as follows: 

One copy (green) is retained by shop 
foremen's clerk, filed by production chart 
item until tool is completed then it is re- 
turned to tool design and filed permanent- 
ly. One copy (white) retained by group 
leader until tool is completed then filed 
by part number in shops. One copy (yel- 
low) tool traveler — is retained with tool 
and becomes the only authority for its 
manufacture. After inspection this trav- 
eler accompanies the tool to storage. 

There are 157 men in the Tool Design 
Department who are making it their job 
to design trouble free tools. The essential 
cooperation from other departments has 
been very gratifying and this cooperation 
is an important part of satisfactory tool 


Geo. R. Lawson, Tool Inspector is one of 
those who keeps a watchful eye on tools as 
they are turned out. He is here employing 
the Super Micrometer to check a thread gage 
made by our tool department. The Microm- 
eter measures comfortably down to one ten 
thousandth and employs gage blocks finished 
to -within ten millionths of an inch for set- 

Below: Toolmakers Herb Hansen and Wm. 
B. Wittier check up on one of their recently 
completed fixtures. 


Upper left: Spotwelding a pilot's enclosure. 

Upper right: Tube Bending machine. Tubes 
in modern airplanes must snake their -way 
through the plane's complex interior. Parts 
shown are samples of the tube-bender's art. 

Low^er left: Power head on one of our 
drawbenches. Much of the drawbench tooling 
was made in the plant. 

Lower right: Big machinery brings in its 
train considerable special tooling. This is a 
1000-ton double crank punch press. 


Chief Tool Designer 




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From Debs Pitzen our sports writer 
comes this gem: 

"The Anodic Rough Riders" rode again, 
with three new members in the group, on 
their regular Saturday Sunrise Gallop. 

Those two wranglers from Oceanside, 
Paxton and Batty, "Bob" Burge recently 
from the wilds of Santa Fe, our rodeo 
Champ and leader of the group "Blondie" 
Cowboy Jensen, Arnold Hall, and How- 
ard Clifford joined us at the "Breakfast 
Club" where coffee is taboo, then took off, 
to start pulling leather; it took a lot of 
coaxing to get those "ice-rattlers" away 
from the breakfast table. 

I guess we'll have to import a couple 
of Arabian steeds to lure "Bert" Naseef 
and Johnny Bodien out on the plains with 
the herd, as they both remarked something 
about not wanting to ride ordinary "Spark 

Talk about riding, National City "Hot 
Shot" Williams, has been pulling leather 
in a dentist's chair and yelling "woe" 
to a nurse these past two week-ends. Our 
Lone Ranger, Sid Norris, doesn't say much 
but rides out in front with the best of 
them. Curly Evans is working hard at 

By "Bert" Naseef 

getting ready to "tie the knot" next month 
with a beautiful maiden from La Mesa. 
Lots of luck is wished him by the gang. 

Tripp, our "Anodic Evangelist" came 
back to work from a recent operation, and 
besides having gotten "Saved" himself, 
has been helping the boys out too, here's 
hoping he succeeds to save them all (Hal- 
lelujah) . 

I think the above news speaks for it- 
self, good work Debs, let's have more like 
it from the rest of you. 

Dick Dickerhoff has been away for six 
weeks with bronchial pneumonia, but he's 
on the mend now and ought to be with us 
again soon. Debs sure entertained the 
bunch at his house royally one Saturday 
A.M. We all liked it a lot. 

Last, but not least, we have two new 
anodizers to welcome, "Tiny" Thompson 
who weighs 392 lbs., is fast on his feet 
and only 23 years old, and "Big Boy" 
Vallory who weighs in at 80 lbs. and 
wrestles the spring press all on his own. 

We believe it takes all sorts to make a 
good anodic job, and we sure have the 
size range to do it with. 


PLEASANT memories of a "perfect" 
vacation still in their minds, Gilbert 
Porter, Dante Selvaggi and Eddie Burdick 
returned to work. Dante Selvaggi, having 
been born in Oakland, Calif., visited that 
fair city on his vacation for the first time 
in "22" years!! San Francisco also took 
part of his allotted time. Eddie Burdick re- 
ports that he spent most of his time in 
and around Los Angeles and the surround- 
ing beaches, dancing and what have you. 
While the company of his wife and two- 
month-old daughter seems to have filled 
Gilbert Porter's idea of a perfect vaca- 

And now — the mystery of the month, 
or, Who did it but won't admit it? Some 
one sent a number of steel pieces to Steel 
heat to be treated with a traveler attached 

By Charles M. Walker 

which read: "To Heat Treat Dep't for 

As in other departments, new cars are 
(they are new even tho' from 15,000 to 
45,000 miles show on the speedometers) 
coming into the possession of members of 
Heat Treat. Everette Fountain being the 
latest with a "new" V-8 for his leisure 

The anxiety of a "Blessed Event" over, 
Tom Burdine has settled down to the 
bringing up of the 8 lb. 11 oz. baby girl 
who was ushered into the Burdine family 
January 2 5 th. Heartiest of congratula- 
tions to Mrs. Burdine and yourself, Tom. 

H. Klippert seems very complacent over 
the thought of a new Hi- Wave machine 
to operate. 


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By Bob Harshaw 

WELL, woodshop holds its own, the 
boys are only nhie points behind 
the leading team in Bowling. The team 
now consists of C. Pogorele, D. Jamison, 
F. Mischic, C. Boyle, and G. Filger. Go to 
it boys, let's see you beat them out. 

Bobby Brabbau is complaining about his 
customers. It seems two of the fellows, 
bring back the bo.xes, but eat the eggs 
themselves. He says cow doing fine, but 
wife objects to early morning milking. 

Prosperity is here, we are informed. 
Ernie Hodgson has recently invested in a 
home some place on Mountain View Drive. 
Go to it Ernie that is one way we can beat 
the rent game. 

We understand Bill Gregersen and 
Tessary need new cars, want them, wish 
they had them, and are going to get them, 
hut no money. What's wrong boys, what 
did you do with the money you made in 
the past ten years? 

We hear that one of the dural termites 
in the south end by name of G. W. Allen 
is looking for about 800 more clamps to 

Mr. Cliff Berger, there are a few still 
wondering what the word Fiwwish spells. 

Al Pfennighaussen sorry about that (E. 
St. Louis) article, we want everyone to 
know N. St. Louis is where Pauline Fader, 
your wife, hails from. 

Frank Bowen drove back to Nebraska 
during the holidays to claim the hand of 
Elizabeth Sorrensen. Frank's pet remark 
since his return is, "It's heaven to me to 
have a girl like Elizabeth." 

The many friends of Ed Walsh through- 
out the Plant will be glad to hear Ed is 
coming along so good at home after a 
serious operation. Ed assures us he will be 
back full of vim, vigor and vitality in a 
few days. 

Prosperity hits again. Art Weiffenbach 
gets new car and life goes on as usual. 

Dick Bell's stop light complexion isn't 
entirely natural. That brilliant hue is 
caused by constantly hearing the name 
Barbara mentioned. And so as John Swan- 
son would say, (this too shall pass away). 


By Crush 

SINCE January 1st, new employees in 
Tool Design Day Shift are C. H. 
Easley, Walter Ainsworth, Russell Gregg, 
Samuel Berry, Geo. Wilkinson, Floyd 
Haynes, Alfred Soest, Frank Stanley, 
Laurance Weeks, Sidney Smith, Miles 
Sheridan, Hugh Drugan, A. K. Burke, Ed- 
mund Armstrong, Wm. Wright, Chas. 
Kaul, Alvin Lang, Donald Massee and 
Paris Winslow. 

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kahn, while at- 
tending the Caliente races February 2, 
took the only pictures of the actual oc- 
currence of the tragic death of Jockey 
Dew and his mount. This was a "Scoop" 
and pictures were printed exclusively by 
Herald Examiner of Los Angeles. Mr. and 
Mrs. Kahn, as a result of the scoop, are 
now members of the Examiner's Auxiliary 
Photographic Staff, so beware "Tool De- 

signers" for "Scoop Kahns" as their aim 
is quite deadly with a camera. 

There is a "Mrs. Maguire" in the fam- 
ily now. Congratulations and Good Luck. 

Oh yes, that reminds me. Paul Breit 
smoked one of Maguires' wedding cigars. 
After holding it like a Roman Candle and 
puffing away, nearly passed out. Looked 
like his first cigar. And so did "Larry" 

TJ. P. Shaw is back with us. It looks 
natural to see him in Tool Design. 

The boys in Tool Design are taking a 
collection to buy Philip Shadburn a tin 
cup since he has been sporting the colored 
glasses he always wears. 

Carl Ludeman is such a stout hearted 
Republican, he still does not concede the 
election of F. D. R. 

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York. A man was bowling along a Long 
Island Highway when a prowl car with 
two policemen in it hurtled through an 
intersection, passing a red light and al- 
most smashing him. When the squeal of 
brake-linings had died down, one of the 
cops leaned out and said gruffly, "Go 

"The hell I will," the citizen said, and 
continued firmly "pull over to the curb, 
you!" He had to repeat the command be- 
fore the cops finally obeyed. The man then 

got out of his car, put his foot on the 
running board of the prowl car, and gave 
the cops a little lecture. "Now I know 
you men weren't on an emergency call, 
because your siren wasn't on," he said. "I 
don't ask to see your license and identifi- 
cation, because you look dumb enough to 
be real cops." 

At this point, one of the policemen 
feebly asked: "Who are you?" 

"Never mind who I am. Right now 
I'm just a citizen," the man replied. Then 
he turned to the man who wasn't driving 
and said, "Write your friend a ticket." 
He stayed until the cop hauled out his 
pencil and pad, then got in his car and 
drove off, pausing only to yell, "And see 
that it doesn't happen again!" 

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Good Samaritan Heideman was showing 
Tex Vining thru his new home the other 
day when Tex spotted a highchair. Mr. 
Vining very kindly offered to take the 
chair home, sand it down and paint it, 
and Frank naturally consented. It wasn't 
until much later that Frank learned Tex 
is expecting to have a use for it. 

Joe Gliebe, the massive master mind of 
the B-24 verticals, had just moved his 
new baby girl out of the Mercy Hospital 
when Dean Winkler the mighty mite of 
the south yard moved his family in. Dean, 
however, was rewarded with a son and 

Les Brown's wife is soon to present him 
with an infant. Les also works on the 
Model No. 32. 

This makes two leadmen on the Model 
No. 32 recent papas and two additional 
soon will be able to write in a four-hun- 
dred-dollar exemption on their income 
tax blanks. 

After a long struggle with my memory 
I hereby announce the birth of Ceil Ann 
to Mr. and Mrs. Ted and Ceil Laven. 

Well, enough for the vital statistics. 
Among the new home owners we find 
Gene Hazlitt, who has just moved into a 
Mansion out Marino Park way. 

Kipp the Kippering Kipple was kippered 
the other nite. It seems there was an argu- 
ment as to who was to park where Kip 
not only didn't park but didn't duck. All 
of which added up to fifteen dollars to the 
crippled policeman's fund and a sore jaw. 

"Martin" McGee and "Coy" Elo of the 
feudin' clan, are still trying to prove 
which of these hardy mountaineers first 
stepped into shoes. 

The bon vivant of the Coitsolidator 
Columnists "Brad" Bradshaw, is now 
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Lloyd Bender is getting like the Old 
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Eddie Generas, the genial maestro of the 
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whose forehead will be the tallest the 
quickest. The race is expected to be "hair- 
raising" — the finish to be decided by a 

The nite Production crew is putting on 
a golf tournament for those shooting 100 
and upwards, may the worst man win. 
Incidentally, their Basketball Team is now 
considered the team to beat. 

We were certainly glad to welcome 
back "Measles" Otte, imagine, and at his 
age, too! "Marty" Miller, Wing stock 
chaser, expects to have his throat cut in a 
week or two. The doctor hasn't decided 
just when the offending tonsils are to 
come out. 

Attention all! This is no rumor. The 
Consair Athletic Club is going to bring 
Phil Harris to Mission Beach for one and 
all. And what is more, for a special price 
for all Consolidators. Watch the papers 
and the bulletin boards for the announce- 
ment of the time. 

P.S.: Flash — The Earnest twins now 
have a gold mine in Julian and are actu- 
ally getting gold out of it! 

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Loren King, Jr., is either going to be 
married soon or is sure asking a lot of 
silly questions about it like, "Does the 
groom buy a wedding present for the 
bride?" And that sort of thing. 

Vic "Mauscha" Mainhart is still hitting 
the boards in the upper class jernts. His 
Missus and he were caught at the Palladium 
in L. A. a few week-ends ago. 

Bob Hoerger says that when Mike 
Georgie says something he means what he 
says when he says it. 

Archie Sterling tells the world about 
cornbread in general but 'fesses up that 
he never has eaten any with cracklings in 
it. He ain't et thass' all! 

Ernie Mcjoyner just got back from tak- 
ing a crack at the ski run at Snoqualmie 
Pass, Wash. Says he took the trip for his 
tummies' sake and now he's so stiff he 
can hardly move. His prowess as a bad- 

By D. T. LeFever 

man is second only to his cake baking, 
and devil's food is his favorite. 

Ask Bill Nanninga about the time he 
got taken in for a meal check when he 
and his girl friend sat down in a booth 
with a stranger. 

Nelson caught cold the other night by 
going outside without his hat. He says he 
should have known better than go out 
half dressed that way. 

Rex Schmitz complains about a chuck 
hole in the parking lot. First he breaks a 
rear axle and now he says he couldn't find 
the car at all. 

Dick Hamilton has acquired for him- 
self and family a swell DeSoto and now 
states that his kids know San Diego is 
more than the distance from home to 

Arky Gilliam went to the doctor and 
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Arky into leaving his tonsils in . . . Arky 
talked doc into leaving tonsils in . . . 
Arky's tonsils are still part of Arky. I 
don't see why Arky would quibble about 
a thing like a tonsillectomy when all he'd 
have to do is show his Consolidated Identi- 
fication Card and get a new set of tonsils 
for ten cents a week. 

Ross Houck's model plane entrys have 
won so many firsts in the San Diego Aero- 
neers Club that practically all his friends 
are wishing him a Sunday case of measles 
and all that. He says just come out to 
Kearney Mesa any Sunday from dawn to 
dark and he'll explain the whole thing 
from thermals on up ... or down. 

Don Goostree says there is a lot of 
difference between sleep-walking and 

Kieth Coleman is known locally to 
have "bedstead pallor" due to his habit 
of hitting the hay at 6 a.m. and arising 
at 6 p.m. 

Frank Agard takes leave of this de- 
partment and goes to Inspection. The 
fellers are gonna miss Frank too. 

Jim Rapson and Mr. Flu had a few 
rounds a week or so ago and brother Rap- 
son took it on the chin for a while too. 

Melvin Fletcher has a long look on his 
face now because he says if he were home 
in Utah he'd have been on skiis so long 
by this time he'd be wearing them to bed. 

Pick Shoaf says he don't think the 
plant police even trust each other from 
the way they follow each other around at 
this clock punching business. 

Bob Wilcox says he's got a Pennsyl- 
vania Dutchman on his balcony who has 
a little trouble with sounding his "V's" 
and he's all the time talking about the 
swell "Wegetable soup and weal cutlets" 
he has had for dinner. 

On New Year's Day Claude Barnes and 
Billy DeShazer were married in Yuma. 
Mrs. Barnes is from Pleasant Hill, Mo. 
Claude hails from Belton, Mo., and that's 
where they raise good spare ribs and 

We're downtown just looking around 
and there in a picture studio sits Harr\- 
McEwan who looks like he has just been 
in a straight jacket or is just getting ready 
to be put in one. Havin' a "pitcher took" 
for posterity or maybe the Corisolidafor. 


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WE are all pleased to hear of the 
promotions of three of our group 
leaders, Hal Linderfelt, Arthur Savard, 
and Graham McVickers. They were recent- 
ly promoted to assistant project engineers. 
Good luck, fellows. 

Evan Terry, who recently suffered a 
serious eye injury during a hunting acci- 
dent, is recovering very satisfactorily. This 
is very encouraging news, and we hope to 
see you with us again soon, Evan. 

The five best men of the San Diego 
Table Tennis Association, championed by 
our man, Carl Heyl, invaded Los Angeles, 
a couple of weeks ago, only to be defeated 
by the San Francisco squad. However, we 
won't place all the blame on Carl, for Vic 
Richmond and Johnny "I wanna go home" 
Bergstrom were also members of the dis- 
heartened group. 

The "Breakfast League," so-called be- 
cause they bowl when the civilized world 
is eating breakfast, has some news to re- 
port. This league is composed of the men 
working in the night engineering and 
night lofting departments. They bowl at 

By Bill Ricke 

7:30 on Thursday mornings, and have 
five closely-matched teams. Manager Al 
Brent reports that, to date, the highest 
league game was bowled by George Adair 
with a 247. George also has the best three 
game series with a 630 total. Joe Rudis' 
average of 187 leads the league. The Car- 
dinals are leading the league at present, but 
the other four teams are close at their heels, 
and it's still a close race. The league's best 
five-man team challenges any five-man 
team picked from any other of the Con- 
sair leagues in a match game. Contact Al 
Brent for the details. 

Stanley Swanson and Dick Rouis have 
something in common. No one was more 
surprised than they, when they appeared in 
traffic court with admission tickets at the 
same time one week. 

Phil Linn, the hardy woodsman and 
pioneer from Maine has been reported 
using a hot-water bottle to keep him 
warm. The San Diego Chamber of Com- 
merce wouldn't like that kind of news. 

It looks like cupid's business has fallen 


THE X Night Bowling Team is think- 
ing about changing its moniker to 
Class II A, since so many of the boys 
have received their Questionnaires. After 
their 1020 game of two weeks ago, they 
feel capable of challenging the Day team 
to a match. 

Two leadmen were discussing the per- 
sonnel of a department, and their remarks 
were very colorful. Quote: Well, there's 
"Black," over there "Brown," behind the 
bench, "White," working on the Mock up, 
and if you look around you will see some 
of the "Green" boys. 

"Bouncing Bill" HoUoway quotes that 
if shearman Brown continues his tobacco 
mooching tactics at the present rate he 
will have to swing in a new budget or fel- 
low workmen Masters and Armstrong 
will soon have to chew the little plug that 
wasn't there. 

Hear Ye— Hear Ye. 

A new order is hereby created in the 
nite "X" dept. known as "The Green Eyed 
Goblin." Led by "Monster" Wharton the 
charter members consist of Gilbert, Keaton 
Hartson. Any new "glare duckers" will 
be promptly accepted into the order upon 

By Cousins 

display of one new pair of green goggles, 
according to Monster Wharton. 

We understand that "Cowboy Massey" 
has a part time job taking care of 30 cows. 
Upon learning that three pretty milk 
maids are employed along with "Milker 
Massey" we wonder whether it is purely 
love of the heifers or something else that 
keeps this "Romeo of the Cowbarns" so 
cheerful these days. 

"Red" Shoemaker that never say die- 
boy from L. A., Geo. Johnston, Wilson, 
Thomas and Russ Kilcrease do not pil- 
grimage to L. A. weekly just for the ride! 

What has been keep "Johnnie, The 
Ramona Romeo," on the run. Ask Dan 
Cupid for further information. 

On the 22nd, Paul Hartson "middle- 
aisles-it" with Miss Ethel Grainger, pretty 
little redhead usherette who retires for a 
career in the kitchen. It is rumored the 
couple will honeymoon northward on the 
groom's motorcycle, following the wed- 

Since trainer Jack Thompson has his 
exercise boys sporting their new poll po- 
sition bands, it seems that Consolidated 
bombers should be "Off to the races." 

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and no reports of any weddings or engage- 
ments. So I guess I'll send out my agents 
to find out the reason for the decline. 

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PORTS and allied recreational activ- 
V^ities have and are playing a very im- 
portant part in the lives of hundreds of 
the members of ConsoUdated's growing 

The athletic division of the Welfare 
Department under the leadership of Ralph 
Smith, has sponsored a number of leagues 
and tournaments and has plans for activ- 
ities throughout the year. Any group wish- 
ing to organize along these lines can get 
a lot of help by working through this 

To you fellows who have time on your 
hands and would like to participate in 
recreational activities, we say, "Come on 
out, have a good time and really find out 
what a swell gang of guys you are work- 
ing with." 

Over 500 men took part in last summer's 
Softball leagues. Bowling keeps another 
500 busy; Basketball had nearly 300 out; 
Tennis and Golf draw about 3 50 each 
week. Hull's Rod and Reel Club boasts 
some 150 members; Gun Club 25; Soaring 
15; Model Planes 50; Miniature Auto Rac- 
ing 25; Swimming 3 5; Ice Hockey 50; 
Boxing and Wrestling 100; Baseball 75. 

These figures give a small idea of the 
interest being shown in these activities, 
there are a number of other groups which 
we have not mentioned and plans are be- 
ing drawn to include a Rowing Club, 
Soaring Club and Badminton. 

This is our first attempt at running a 
regular Sport Section in the Consolidator. 
We hope you will like the idea and with 
your help and support we hope to give 
you the best dope possible in a publica- 
tion of this kind. 

Your suggestions and information will 
be welcomed. You shoot in the stuff and 
we'll do our best. 

Right now we'd like to throw some 
flowers to Consolidated' s Ice Hockey 
players. These fellows have bought their 
own equipment and have paid out their 
own money for their practice sessions. It's 
quite a relief to see a bunch of fellows 
so interested in an activity that they will 
dig down in the old jeans for the dough 
to help the thing along. It seems to me 
that the best the rest of us can do, is to 
turn out and give the club a boost when- 
ever they come up for a game. Thanks 
for listenin'. L. B. 

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Many requests have come to the Wel- 
fare Office for a Rowing Crew. All we 
need is the Name and Clock number of 
those interested so that we can call a meet- 
ing and get going. The San Diego Rowing 
Club has offered to cooperate in respect 
to equipment and supervision. Here's your 
chance for some good fun and exercise, so 
come on fellows, let's see how you like it. 


A new organization has been formed to 
further the interest and knowledge of Soar- 
ing. Jimmy Spurgeon heads the club which 
took hold right off the bat with thirty-five 
men out at the first meeting. Call at the 
Welfare Office for further information. 


Nite Shift is holding a Golf Tourney at 
La Mesa Country Club March 2nd. Tee off 
at 10 a.m. J. Thompson, Bren Davin, C. 
Yater, C. Knight are some of the favorites 
of the forty entries. 

Thompson, Davin, Clark, and Bradshaw. 
are on the committee. Prizes are being put 
up for Blind Bogey and Low Aggregate 


An Invitational Gvmnastic meet is to 
be held at the San Diego Club, Wednes- 
day, March 19, 1941. Each competitor 
shall perform an obligatorv exercise and 
an optional exercise. Less difficult obliga- 
tory exercises are designed so that all gym- 
nasts may be able to enter. Competitors 
may select one or as many pieces of ap- 
paratus as they wi<^h. 

See the list of Obligator)^ Exercises and 
get further information at the Welfare 


Plans for a Badminton Tournament are 
being made and all those interested are 
asked to call at the Welfare Office. If 
enough interest is shown in this event it 
is probable that the Plant will arrange for 
suitable trophies. 

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By Botiham 

All men interested in joining a Boxing 
Club are asked to call at the Welfare Of- 
fice, to make reservations for a big Smoker 
to be held Wednesday night, March 5 th, 
7:30 at the Logan Center. A program of 
Boxing and Wrestling bouts will be held 
and John Perry, San Diego Coach and 
Boxing Referee, and Lee Ramage, former 
local heavyweight and Boxing Instructor 
have been asked to give talks. 

Plans have been made to hold workouts 
each Wednesday night at the Center. Su- 
pervised instruction and lessons in Boxing 
will be given by experienced men. 

The Logan Center is in the old Logan 
Fire House across from the old Logan Ave. 


Our Consair Bowling Team met defeat 
at the hands of a strong aggregation of 
bowlers at El Centre Sunday, Feb. 9. 
Both teams rolled very well with high 
single game of 266 and high three games 
series of 682 being rolled by Mr. Fleming 
of El Centro, who, by the way, rolled a 
series of 696 the night before. 

Bud Bechtel of "Wing" captured the 
honors for the Consairs with a 244 single 
game and 640 series. 

A return match will be held at the 
Sunshine Allies the third Sunday in March 
at 2 p.m. when we hope for revenge. 

Arrangements may also be made for a 
match game between the Consair and El 
Centro girls. 


Donnally 582 

Bechtel 640 

Leppart 605 

Hanson 507 

Coughlin 539 

El Centra 

Manson 528 

Bradshaw 622 

Brak __.. - 585 

Fleming 682 

Brown 620 





Results of the Hull Golf Tournament 
held at Rancho Santa Fe Saturday, Feb- 
ruary 8. 

Official Scorer — Al Leonard. 

Handi- Net score 
1st 18 2nd 18 cap. (36 holes) 
Seaman .87 83 14 142 

Lehman 86 87 12 149 

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Jones 94 92 14 158 

Peterson .102 102 22 160 

Zamiska 102 97 19 161 

Shibly 85 82 5 162 

Doerr 90 97 12 163 

Jackman 80 84 164 

LeClare 99 95 14 166 

Beavers .99 107 17 172 

L. McDade 101 102 20 172 

Miller 110 110 22 176 

Shoop . 109 108 20 177 

J. McDade 103 108 14 183 

Santone 109 114 20 183 

Widdoughby . . Ill 113 20 184 

Verne 110 116 20 186 

Vlsund 104 113 15 187 

Lee 111 117 15 198 

Chaplin 118 126 23 198 

Blind Bogey — Chaplin 


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Wire 98 92 23 144 

Landy 101 100 20 161 

Bell 98 108 20 166 

Lewis 101 106 17 173 

Leggott 114 104 22 174 

Galley 107 119 24 179 

Clark 118 114 25 182 

Grecean .105 117 19 184 

Roth 110 lis 20 185 

Cook 118 117 20 195 

McCoy 124 118 20 202 

Blind Bogey — Roth. 


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Martin 113 110 30 163 

Karpinsky .113 115 30 168 

Hotchkiss lis 113 23 182 

Ernst 109 122 24 183 

Wisdom . 121 122 30 183 

Hasti 122 113 30 189 

Pettit 123 131 30 194 

Graham 121 136 30 197 

Porter 122 114 18 200 

Gehlback 139 126 24 217 

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Just some off center news sauntering out 
of the spar and bulkhead department. This 
is to let the outside world get a little of 
the inside dirt. 

It has been circulating around that Matt 
Barthel! has been putting the "B" on 
Harry Shrout about their bowling scores. 
Matt, on the Wing Center Section team, 
stands at the top of the list along with 
Experimental. Poor Harry's team has been 
cheated out of the "Boobie" prize but never 
let it be said that he will ever say "Uncle." 

From an authoritative source, it was said 
that the two Casanovas, Matt Barthell and 
Craig Clark were seen at the Caliente race 


track trying to pawn their rings. 

Everything is Jake now. The riveting 
department in spars is getting so far ahead 
that it is reported that they are liable to 
catch up with themselves. You know, once 
around the track ahead of everyone. Are 
you following us boys? 

Pete Baxter (bulkhead expert) can 
clearly be distinguished from the rest of 
the department. That's right it is love and 
Pete is to take the last jump, from the pan 
into the fire, before many moons. We all 
wish Pete all the happiness in the world. 

Lost but not forgotten is the neatly 
trimmed mustache that Roy Christofferson 
("Chris" to you) used to display directly 
under his nose. 


By Browne 

Roy Coykendall recently was representa- 
tive for Consair Rod and Reel Club for 
the State-wide meeting held at the Marlin 
Club. Roy gave a good account of our 
own Rod and Reel Club and how it op- 
erates and received much information that 
will benefit our club members. Among 
those present were the Mayor of National 
City, Chief of Police, State Fish and Game 
Officials, the son of Kellogg, the famous 
Cornflake king, and many others. 

Flash! It is rumored Bill Wiley, Machine 
Shop dispatcher, will trip up to the altar 
and say "I do" in June. At present the 
bride's name is not known. 

Tod "Toodles" Carter, Wing Dispatcher, 
finally broke down and traded in that old 
1929 Chrysler Roadster on a good car, 
namely an Oldsmobile. 

Jack Bearss is not as spry as he used to 
be. It seems Jack recently took part in a 
ball game and came out with a game leg. 
You had better stick to stock chasing. 

Joe Maloney now sports a prize cookie 
duster on his upper Up, if he hasn't shaved 
it off by the time this edition goes to 

Pappy "Yokum" Holcomb's window 
feud is still on. Two-gun Jack Smith, 
chief window opener and closer, is still 
ahead to date, but. Pappy sneaks in a 
couple of notches on Jack once in a while. 

Dan (Casanova) Clemson claims the 
distinction of being able to wear a different 
suit any day in the week. 

Frank "Buck" McHigh spends most of 
his spare time with his horse. Buck is a 
good rider and looks like the real McCoy 
when in the saddle. 

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By David F. Myrick 

"Grapes" Vineyard, one of Al Clark's 
hull structure gang, rushed out of the 
plant last January 20 when notified of 
the birth of a son, Clifford Charles Vine- 
yard. "Grapes Jr." weighs six pounds 
thirteen and one-fourth ounces. The most 
remarkable thing of all is that his father 
had the presence of mind to punch his 
time card on the way out! 

Garvin B. Kimble, of the hull hatch 
gang, celebrated his birthday by marr^ong 
Joyce Eilene Shewmaker of San Diego and 
El Centro. The wedding took place on 
February 28 in a North Park church in 
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ON Sunday, February 9th, the Spares 
Department had another one of those 
grand picnics out at El Monte Park. The 
gang congregated out at Hoover High 
about two-thirty and then the chase was 
on. After all had straggled into the park 
a really sensational sof tball game was held 
between "Buck" Gott's Allstars???? and 
"Rat" Hager's Wildcats. Among the sen- 
sational players on the field, there were 
Helen "Slugger" Booth, and Evelyn "Life 
of the Party" Parkins who, with the aid 
of the backstop, did a swell job of catch- 
ing. Then there were Leith Maclver and 
Frank McCachern who were half out be- 
fore they came to bat, Ralph Luce who 
had stiff muscles for the rest of the week, 
(who didn't?). Bob Bouton, who kept 
Martin Gallagher on the run out in right 
field, Ralph Jacobs who caught flies all 
over the field, and Marie "Barefoot" Gra- 
ham. After the Allstars won the game 


By Jack Gott 

16-15, a bonfire was started by Clarence 
"Boyscout" Baldwin and Lawrence "Daniel 
Boone" Reed and soon the hotdogs and 
sauerkraut were plenty hot. They sure 
tasted good on buns with relish, mustard 
and onions. Ed Kellogg didn't eat all of 
the rubber hotdog that someone put in 
his bun. (Jess and Grace Brown might 
know something about that.) Then there 
were plenty of liquid refreshments, some 
in pop bottles, others in cans. Others 
present besides those mentioned included 
Frankie Torrez and wife and Young Ernie, 
Ernie Browning and wife, Mrs. Hager, 
Peter Shea, Velma Montague and several 
swell gals whose names I can't remember. 
After the cans became empty and the 
marshmallows had been polished off, the 
gang danced to music from two car radios 
that were driven on the dance floor. About 
9:00 p.m. a tired but happy caravan 
headed for home, already formulating plans 
for another outing. 


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Did you know that — 

Lou Eaton, Production Dispatcher, 
played Football, Basketball, Water Polo 
and Swimming at the University of Cali- 
fornia at Berkeley? Played Football with 
the Honolulu Town Team and the Cham- 
pion Elk's Club Basketball team? Was 
with the Salinas Packers and the San Diego 
Bombers Pro-Football Clubs? 

During 1940 the American Aircraft In- 
dustry produced a bit over one-half a 
billion dollars worth of airplanes, engines 
and propellers. 

Did you know that — 

We are going to try and write up a 
few of our prominent Athletes each 
month? Perhaps you have some records or 
medals that the rest of us would like to 
know about, or maybe you know someone 
in the plant who should receive recogni- 
tion in this column, if so, shoot it in. 

Every one in Planning has missed Russ 
Gaughen who is laid up with the measles. 
Jack Gott, 9-141. 

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*HE Herbert Schiff Memorial Trophy, 
1 awarded annually to the naval avia- 
tion squadron or unit with the best record 
for safety in flying, was presented to the 
Navy Department in 1925 by Mr. William 
Schiff, brother of Lieut, (jg) Herbert 
Schiff, U. S. Naval Reserve aviator who 
was killed in line of duty at the Naval 
Air Station, Norfolk, Va., on July 11, 
1924. The expressed purpose of the donor 
was to stimulate interest in Naval flying 
and at the same time, to reduce aviation 
accidents. Until 1929, the award was made 
to individuals, but in that year the rules 
covering the contest were revised and the 
trophy awarded to the squadron or unit 
which made the best record for safety in 
flying during the fiscal year. 

In the fiscal year just past, eighty-nine 
squadrons and units participated. Ad- 
judged the highest this year was VP 
Squadron 33, commanded by Lieut. Com- 
mander H. B. Miller, U.S.N. The winning 

squadron had no accidents during the year 
and flew a total of 6,662 hours. VP 
Squadron 33 is composed of PBYs manu- 
factured by Consolidated. It is interesting 
to note that in the listing of the first fifty 
squadrons and units for the award, the 
first five are this year held by PBY squad- 
rons and we may take justifiable pride in 
having built these planes. 

VS Squadron 42 received the highest 
merit among carrier squadrons, and VO 
Squadron 3, highest among VO-VCS 

The accomplishment of Lieut. Com- 
mander H. B. Miller's squadron in handling 
their PBYs can be appreciated more fully 
when it is understood that they participate 
regularly in exacting and arduous flight 
missions, and that in flying for 6,662 
hours without accident they have estab- 
lished a record of comfortably over a 
million miles of perfect travel. 


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O. what is the present personnel of the 
U. S. Army Air Corps? 

A. 96,180 as of Jan. 15. The personnel 
has doubled since June 30, now totaling 
6,180 officers, 7,000 flying cadets, 83,000 
enlisted men. Under the rearmament pro- 
gram the corps will have a total of 176,- 
100 by June 30, 1941 — 10,000 officers, 
1 5,000 flying cadets, 1 5 1,000 enlisted men. 

O. Are airplanes really equipped with 

A. Aircraft "cannon," as differentiated 
from machine guns, are quick-firing auto- 
matic weapons using explosive or armor- 
piercing shells. Calibers are as large as 37 
millimeters (nearly one and a half inches) . 

O. Hoiv many inspections are involved 
in the construction of an airplane? 

A. As many as 22,000 are considered 
necessary to assure absolute efficiency and 

O. What is "dope" in aviation parlance? 

A. A liquid which is applied to cloth 
surfaces of airplanes. This is done to pro- 
duce tautness, increase strength and act 
as a filler. 

O. What is the advantage of the power- 
driven airplane turret? 

A. The European war has shown that 
at speeds around 300 miles per hour, the 
rush of air against a manually operated 
turret makes it difficult to move quickly. 
Several new American warplane types are 


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Like the kind of a guy who's called a "heel," 

For the thinking man, who really shows 

Respect for his feet, protects his toes. 

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in metal parts which might otherwise 
escape visual inspection. 

O. How many types of airplanes are in 
service with the British fighting forces? 

■A. The British magazine "Flight" lists 
nearly 40. 

O. What are the advantages of a tri- 
cycle landing gear? 

A. Advocates of the tricycle gear say 
it permits operation in smaller fields, with 
less consideration necessary to wind di- 
rection in landings and take-offs. Such 
famous American warplanes as the Bell 
Airacobra, Douglas B-19, Lockheed P-3 8, 
North American B-2 5 and the Consoli- 
dated B-24 are equipped with tricycle 

O. Why do Navy planes have the tops 
of their wings painted orange? 

A. In order that they may be more 
readily spotted if forced down at sea. 

O. Did the Nazis invent the technique 
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Left to right, Carl H. Monsees, executive assistant to Mr. Palmer, Mr. William F. Ingold, 
Consolidated Director of Plant Protection, Mr. Charles F. Palmer, national coordinator of 
defense housing, Mr. Philip Norton, Mr. Palmer's west coast assistant, posed as they alighted 
from the Fleetster plane after an aerial trip of inspection of San Diego's housing conditions 
and developments. 


"The President is determined that the 
national defense program shall not be de- 
layed by any lack of housing for the fam- 
ilies of those working to meet the nation's 
needs, and I am here to make certain that 
the President's wishes are carried out in 
San Diego." With these words Charles F. 
Palmer, national coordinator of defense 
housing, addressed news reporters as he ar- 
rived here the first week of last month 
to confer with local leaders in the assault 
upon San Diego's current housing problem. 
He conferred with the San Diego Realty 

Board, Consolidated and other aircraft 
officials and made an aerial and ground 
survey of housing developments and con- 

In his aerial tour of the city and its 
environs in a Company Fleetster piloted by 
Test Pilot Bill Wheatley, Mr. Palmer and 
his party gained a first-hand picture of the 
housing developments adjacent to the De- 
stroyer Base, the developments opposite 
the Marine Base and on Camp Kearney 
Mesa, and also the conditions caused by 
the rapid growth of trailer camps. 


By Hart 

NEW members are always good news; 
and we have been getting our share 
lately. Boys youse are now officially wel- 

Yes, sir, you can spot 'em every time; 
and no exception to this rule is Tommy 
Badgett who is now one o' them there 
blushin' grooms you hear so much about 
these days. Even V. M. (Dagwood) An- 
derson seems to be holding his own as a 
newly wed, if only he could get down to 
work a little sooner in the morning. It 
seems as though his blond hair can be 
seen flying in the breeze as he dashes madly 
down the hill just before the morning 
horn sounds, causing the traffic officer to 
halt all traffic so that he can get to work 
on time. Mrs. Anderson, can't you get 
him started just a few minutes earlier? 

Through a bit of very difficult research 
Norman Freakley has made an astound- 
ing discovery; and if you will but ask 
him he will be glad to tell you who this 
fellow "Yohooti" really is. 

No doubt you have wondered about 
the seemingly rather queer antics of some 
of our boys. It seems that every time a 
plane roars overhead they jump up and 
down and holler something or other about 
Lanny Rice, could be now that he has 
joined up wid de flight crew? 

To prove the legend that prosperity is 
just around the corner Danny Whorton 
will endeavor to make the journey in his 
brand new Dodge. 

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The Civil Aeronautics Administration has called 
to the attention of airport managers, pilots, and 
aerial photographers provisions of Executive Order 
No. 8381, dated March 22. 1940, pertaining to 
the making of photographs of military and naval 
installations or equipment. Pertinent excerpts from 
the order are given in the following: 

It shall be unlawful to make any photo- 
graph, sketch, picture, drawing, map or 
graphical representation of such vital military 
and naval installations or equipment without 
first obtaining permission of the commanding 
officer of the military or naval post, camp, 
or station concerned, or higher authority, and 
promptly submitting the product obtained to 
such commanding officer or higher authority 
for censorship or such other action as he may 
deem necessary. ANY PERSON FOUND 

1. All military or naval installations and 
equipment which are not classified, designated, 
and marked under the authority or at the 
direction of the Secretary of War or the 
Secretary of the Navy as "secret," "confi- 
dential," or "restricted," and all military or 
naval installation and equipment which may 
hereafter be so classified, designated, and 

marked with the approval or at the direction 
of the President, and located within: 

(a) Any military or naval reservation, 
post, arsenal proving ground, range, mine 
field, camp, fort, yard, station, district, or 

(b) Any defensive sea area heretofore or 
hereafter established and existing under au- 
thority of section 44 of the United States 
Criminal Code, as amended by the act of 
March 4, 1917. 

(c) Any airspace reservation heretofore or 
hereafter established and existing under au- 
thority of section 4 of the Air Commerce 
Act of 1926. 


Any naval harbor closed to foreign 

Any area required for fleet purposes. 
Any commercial establishment en- 
gaged in the development or manufacture of 
military or naval arms, munitions, equipment, 
designed, ships, or vessels for the United 
States Army or Navy. 
Furthermore, flights of aircraft over many areas 
listed above are a violation whether or not aerial 
photographs are being made. To prevent heavy 
penalty being imposed, pilots are again warned to 
acquaint themselves with any such area which may 
be in their locality or within their flight courses 
and to avoid flying over them. 

The seriousness of flights over these areas is such 
that any offender will be penalized to the fullest 
extent of the law, and ignorance of such areas will 
not be an excuse for any violation of this ORDER. 


By Gene Peshel 

AFTER being driven near to despera- 
.tion from the numerous calls for the 
Maintenance cranes, Frank Porter, lead- 
man, breathed a little easier for a short 
while when another whirley was added to 
the dept. temporarily. The only trouble 
with the whole set up was that instead of 
following the cranes around on foot, Frank 
did all his traveling either with a scooter 
or bicycle. How does he expect to lose 
some of that avoirdupois using those 

If you notice Swede Burnett spouting 
grey hair one of these days, here's the 
reason why: Swede's crew has been grow- 
ing daily, until now he has a total of 44 
men under him. Keeping track of men 
spread out all over the yard is giving him 
that lean and worried look. 

A new man added to our department is 
J. J. Duich, former San Diego State center- 
man on the grid squad. He was picked on 
the "Little All-American" football team 
several years ago, and since then has en- 
gaged in professional football. 

The Army called E. L. Short and B. A. 

Dobie back into active service. Gene Keir- 
sey, night shift clerk, left the first of Feb- 
ruary to join the Army as a draftee, while 
his father, Keirsey, Sr., left for Denver, 

We were all glad to see "Hank" Taylor 
back on the job after being out for over 
a month with a siege of pneumonia. 

E. C. Covert takes the honors of the 
month in our department. On January 17 
he became the proud daddy of a 10 lb. 
4 oz. baby boy. "All is Well," he says. 
Which reminds us of the correction we 
must make. W. E. Morgan's boy weighed 
8 lbs. at birth, and not 6, as was reported 
in the last issue of the Consolidator. Our 
very humble regrets to you Mr. Morgan. 

Congratulations are in order for the 
three men in our department who have 
been made leadmen, G. B. Gillis, Frank 
Weston and V. W. Dunkle. 

It's what you did that caused the acci- 
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THE last Hull Department golf tourn- 
ament held at Rancho Santa Fe was 
the largest and most successful tournament 
staged by the Hull Department since its 
beginning several years ago. Al Clark with 
the able assistance of Prof. "Scotty" Doig 
arranged the handicaps. 

The first flight was won by Seaman, the 
second flight by George Wire, and the third 
flight by "Buddy" Martin. Sixty golfers 
started the tough thirty-six hole grind 
and forty-five finished. Of the forty-five 
that finished, twenty-eight won prizes. A 
good time was had by all. 

George Wire won the second flight by 
seventeen strokes and definitely qualified 
himself as a first flighter in the next 
tournament. Glenn Hotchkiss bribed the 
scorekeeper with a chicken leg to take third 
place in the third flight. 

George "Scavenger" Galley brought his 
son along to hunt for lost balls. Little 
Georgie recovered ten golf balls for his 
papa by diving into the water hazard with 
all his clothes on. 

Looks like Tommy Johnson will have to 
shoot hole-in-one golf to win any tourna- 

By Al Leonard 

Little Rupert Grosthwaite is all upset. 
He's carrying the torch for his little high 
school sweetie who went to that prom 
with "somebody else." 

Milt Wisdom, Hull Clerk, really played 
the hero at the San Diego High School 
gym the other week. With three seconds 
of play remaining in the basketball game. 
Milt dropped a foul shot into the bucket 
and saved the game for his team. Yes, and 
his girl friend was there to see it. 

Johnny Glenn, the Boonesboro hillbilly 
who struts over the PBY bottoms was 
persuaded to put on a pair of shoes and 
go see his first basketball game. He says 
it's awfully silly for five men to try to 
stop one man from putting a ball through 
a hole. 

Nick Karpinski, Hull inspector, is still 
the number one rooter at the basketball 
games. The only night he will not show 
up at a ball game is Bank Night. Nick 
says he knows he's going to win that thou- 
sand dollars and when he does, he is going 
to sponsor his own team. 

Carl "King" Cole recently went on a 
delayed honeymoon trip. What was Charlie 
Miller doing on that same trip? 


ONE visit to the loft nowadays will 
convince you that Spring is here. 
What with all our "Birdies" humming and 
tweeting, you can bet that all the "Chip- 
pies" of these woods are kept happy. Some 
of our "Birdmen" are not so fortunate 
though. "Pidgeon Puss" Ely is planning 
to fly north any week-end — "Smoky Joe" 
Vining, the Southern Rebel, may catch a 
tailwind back to Florida — "Goopie" Dodd 
has made his gal Ruth unhappy again, 
hence those discolored blue eyes of his — 
Gold-plated McCabe is still showering his 
little Costa Rican Cita with lavish gifts. 

By Jimmy Spiirgeon 

Commodore DIEmension Swartzkoff re- 
ports that Yahoodi and Muck are one and 
the same person. Recently at Class, Hars'ey 
didn't show up and yet he answered roll 

Wonder why so many married men have 
gotten so interested in current night school 
projects? Maybe the old adage that Spring 
turns ALL men's spare-time to thoughts 
of, well, let's say National Defense! 

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that are sponsored by the Athletic Depart- 
ment of the plant every day of the week. 
These activities are created and carried on 
for your own personal interest, the idea 
is to have some form of recreation that 
will take care of any interest you may 

We are trying to create and further any 
activity that you wish; our aim is to keep 
you fellows from getting in a "rut" — 
ten hours is a pretty long day and a fel- 
low is apt to go "stale" if he does not have 
other interests besides his work. It has 
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THE Consolidated Aircraft ice hockey 
team made its first public appearance 
on Saturday night, February 15, when it 
beat the Herbert Hoover High School 
Sextette 7 to 1 at Glacier Gardens. Led 
by Captain Art Guzinski of Metal Bench, 
the team continuously carried the fight 
to the Hoover goal. 

The forward line combination of 
"Dutch" Gunberg, Peterson and Joe Webb 
looked very good on the offense. Their 
stick handling was first rate, but there 
was plenty of room for improvement in 
cooperation and passing. The defense was 
capably handled by Captain "Art" Gu- 
zinski, Gunberg and Morrison. 

Art Guzinski and Joe Webb each made 
two goals unassisted. Al Yakpenko tallied 
one unassisted. 

The aircraftsmen marked up three goals 
in the first period, only gained one in the 
second, then clinched the game with three 
more in the third period. The lone Hoover 
score was made by Captain Jerry Bros- 
teaux. Center, who drove the puck into 
the cage on a penalty shot. 

Not all the squad saw action, since 
uniforms were available for only ten men. 
Each team member is gradually making 
or buying his own equipment, so that 

shortly a full squad should be available 
for games. Manager "Cy" Sykes of Glacier 
Gardens has assisted by allowing the play- 
ers to borrow old equipment. Approxi- 
mately twenty men have been working 
out at each Sunday afternoon practice. 

Team Manager, Mart Poggi, promises 
additional games soon. Long Beach, San 
Diego High and North American Avia- 
tion are considered probable opponents. 

The line-up at the game was as follows: 

Goalie — George Augustenborg. 
Left Defense — "Art" Guzinski (Capt.) 
Right Defense — "Dutch" Gunberg. 
Center — Peterson. 
Left Wing— Joe Webb. 
Right Wing — Mark Beaver. 
Reserves — "Pat" Patnode, Ted Jermyn, 
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APRIL • 1941 

We always come back to the lemonade story 

Seems a couple of kids set themselves up in business. Com.- 
petitors. Their stuff looked about the same. Even tasted the 
same. But John's sold for a 2c mark-up over Joe's. People just 
weren't interested in saving 2c — after they heard about Ethel 
falling in Joe's lemonade. (Ethel is Joe's cat.) 

Watch out for traces of cat in that low-priced car insurance 
they try to sell you. If it weren't cat-ty it wouldn't be that low 
priced. Couldn't be. For insurance that insures, go up a 
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Volume 6 

April, 1941 

Number 4 



The National Labor Relations Act, and 
other similar Federal and State labor leg- 
islation, gives employees the right to or- 
ganize and bargain collectively on matters 
relating to their general working condi- 
tions and rate of pay. It is the policy of 
this company to comply with the letter 
and spirit of this Act in every possible re- 
spect, therefore, your cooperation is re- 
quested in this regard. 

Under no circumstances are any super- 
visory personnel to give advice, or make 
any express or implied opinions relating 
to labor organizations, to any person in the 
employ of this company. 

Nothing in this memorandum should be 
construed to mean that labor organizations 
may conduct organizational activities dur- 
ing the regular working hours, and a rigid 
enforcement of Section 15, Page 11, of 
our current working agreement is required, 
as the present National Defense effort re- 
quires every employee of this company to 
render a full ten hours of work each day 
of his regular work week. 

R. H. Fleet, 
President and Manager. 



andum to All Pcrsoiitiel: 


24 Feb. 1 94 1 

ConwUdated Aircraft Corp., 
San Diego, California. 

I am writing at the request of W/C Waghorn 
and Mr. Summers to express their appreciation and 
that of the British Air Commission in general of 
the excellent work done and the co-operation af- 
forded by Mr. George Newman on the occasion of 
the recent flight delivery of the first B-24 to New 

In these days of stress, co-operation such as his 

is particularly welcome and for that reason we feel 

that he should have full credit from all concerned. 

Yours sincerely, 

(Signed) D. F. Anderson, 

Wing Commander, 
Asst. Air Attache' 
British Air Commission. 

80,500 workers are now engaged in 
building defense planes at the California 
plants of CansoUdafed, Douglas, Lock- 
heed, North American, Northrop, Ryan 
and Vultee. 

With the passage of the Lend-Lease Bill by Con- 
gress and the signing of the Act by the President, 
which means that this country is going "all out" 
in its aid to Great Britain and her allies, Jc is 
natural to assume that subversive activities will 
Increase throughout the country. 

We are increasing our Plant Police and Fire De- 
partments and are taking every precaution possible 
to safeguard the property and your job, and we 
again solicit your cooperation in reporting to your 
foreman, the Chief of Police or the Director of 
Plant Protection any acts that you may see of a 
suspicious nature occurring on the premises. This 
information will be held in strict confidence. We 
would also welcome any suggestions which you 
may have for the better protection of the Plant 
and personnel. 

As part of our precautions we have installed a 
telephone system which, in case of an emergency 
such as a fire, explosion or accident, anyone, by 
dialing 5 5S from any telephone instrument in the 
Plant, will be immediately connected with four- 
teen important points having to do with Plant and 
personnel protection. These points include the 
Police, Fire and First Aid Departments. You will 
find on the dial of the telephone you will be calling 
from the location number, in addition to your ex- 
tension number. As soon as you are answered, give 
the number of your location (not your telephone 
extension number) , repeat your message twice 
slowly and stand by for instructions. Each de- 
partment will Immediately take the proper action 
to cope with the situation on which you have re- 
ported and will give you any instructions necessary 
for the temporary handling of the situation, until 
the arrival of the Police, Fire or First Aid Depart- 
ment, as the case may be. 

We are in the course of constructing a new 
building to house the Fire and Police Departments. 
In the Fire Department will be Installed a fire truck 
with complete apparatus to take care of any 
emergency, including airplane crashes. There will 
be fifteen firemen in the department, with long 
records of professional experience. 

The Police will be equipped with a station 
wagon which will act as a crash and as a patrol 
car, equipped with a two-way radio. There will be 
over 100 men in this department. 

The First Aid has already been considerably ex- 
panded and has been equipped with a small electric 
ambulance, suitable for getting in and out of the 

In addition to our own efforts, the Army and 
Navy Intelligence and the Federal Bureau of In- 
vestigation are actively assisting in the protection 
of our personnel and Plant. 

William F. Ingold, 
Director, Plant Protection. 

2,000 new workers are being employed 
each week in California Aircraft plants, 
according to an Aircraft Information Bu- 
reau survey. 


"Some people are much afraid of doing 
something for which they are not paid," 
wrote former President Coolidge. That at- 
titude represents the foreign system of 
servants, not the American system of 
partners in industry. The person who 
adopts such a policy may hold his place, 
but the chance for promotion has gone, 
and the chance for demotion has come. 
Those who do only what they are paid to 
do will never be paid for much. There is 
no market for that method of production. 
Success comes to people who are not con- 
sidering the narrow question of what they 
are paid for, but the broad question of 
what they can do to be helpful. It is that 
attitude which leads to promotion of the 
individual, the profit of business, the pros- 
perity of the nation. 


H. E. Weihmiller, formerly Eastern 
representative and from 1937 a Vice- 
President of Cmisolidated, who has been 
away from the company for approximately 
a year, has returned it was learned just as 
this issue is going to press. He has rejoined 
the Corporation in his former capacity and 
will handle the Washington office and 
eastern activities. 

He arrived here by air from the east on 
Monday, the 17th, and planned to return 
to Washington on the 24th. 

Weihmiller was greatly impressed by the 
huge expansion which has taken place dur- 
ing his absence and with the increased 
tempo of activity here. 

PLEASE . . . 

The function of the Welfare Depart- 
ment is to make calls when you are sick 
or in need of help and to offer every assist- 
ance within its power . . . but in a sur- 
prising number of cases it is impossible to 
give you this assistance, simply because 
the person in need has forgotten to notify 
the Employment oiEce of his latest ad- 
dress. Some day it may be necessary to 
reach you with a vital message and it will 
be distinctly to your advantage to have 
the Welfare Department reach you with- 
out delay. For your own benefit then, 
PLEASE notify the Employment Depart- 
ment of your change of address. 

All communications should be addressed to the CONSOLIDATOR, c/o CONSOLIDATED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION, Lindbergh Field, San Diego, Californio. 
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One of the vital needs of the City of 
San Diego, brought about in part by the 
present rapid expansion, is that of an ade- 
quate sewage system to protect the health 
of all of our community. With the growth 
we are experiencing the need will be felt 
more and more, and it is well to consider 
some of the facts that make co-operation 
and action necessary in this vital, non- 
partisan issue soon to be before- the voters. 

All existing trunk sewers were built over 
30 years ago when the city's population 
was slightly over 40,000 and with an an- 
ticipated need that has been far exceeded 
now. The immediate need is for the con- 
struction of about 56 miles of trunk sew- 
ers. In making a study of the city's re- 
quirements to obtain data on the estimated 
flow to reach the sewage treatment plant, 
it was discovered much to the astonish- 
ment of everyone concerned, that almost 

every sewer in which it was attempted to 
put gauges, was flowing full; and on fur- 
ther inspection, it was found many of 
these sewers have overflows into storm 
drains and that during peak flows the 
sewage is being by-passed down the storm 
drains. An adequate sewer system is, then, 
a crying need right now. The proposed 
new sewers, it is estimated, will cost about 
$1,983,000 and should take care of the 
future growth of San Diego up to 600,000 
persons. When this system is completed, 
it will eliminate all of the 22 outfalls 
emptying into San Diego Bay and beach 
areas where the present discharge is be- 
coming a nuisance and a serious problem. 
Every citizen of San Diego should give full 
consideration to this measure: and exer- 
cise his right to make his vote count on 
April 22d. 


"George and Margaret," the zany com- 
edy by Gerald Savory which scored a hit 
both in London and New York, will be 
the next production by San Diego Com- 
munity Theater, and will open April 2 5 
at Globe Theater in Balboa Park. It will 
be performed at 8:15 nightly by this 
group of amateur playmakers. 

Betty Crates Dennis, executive director 

of the theater, again extends an invitation 
to amateur actors, set designers, backstage 
technicians among Consolidated people to 
join in this community group. Workshop 
meetings are held each Monday evening 
at 8 p.m. Coiisolidafed employees inter- 
ested need only report at that hour either 
to her, or to Mrs. Delza Martin, member- 
ship secretary, at the Globe Theater. 

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We of the Personnel Office aren't trying 
to give Kathleen Schneider any competi- 
tion by running this new column of our 
own, but rather to reheve her of some re- 
sponsibility before she gets married. Be- 
sides the poor girl has been writing about 
others for a long time and never bursts 
into print herself, so here is her chance for 
some publicity! 

Irene Jenkins brought us a "Worry 
Bird" consisting of a pine cone, a beak, 
and brightly colored paint, whose sad duty 
it is to sit on a steno's desk and worry for 
her. The thought was beautiful but it made 
Norma Buell worry about how to keep it 
on her desk, while everyone else worried 
about how to get it away from her. 

Not to be outdone by her husband, 
Mamie Kipple let a flu germ bite her and 
had to stay home a couple of days. The 
girls sent her a lovely mixed bouquet 
which turned the trick because Mamie 
came back looking like a million dollars. 

A certain red-head who was recently 
put in charge of the second shift, was won- 
dering how she was going to get along 
without the steak dinners she loved so 
much, and had so often. She solved the 
problem very nicely and has her steak 
dinners for lunch now! 

Every Thursday finds part of the office 
force hopping a taxi to the Municipal 
Gym for a Badminton Tournament. Lucile 
Fleming should be credited for the idea. 
Gene Rhoda, not being properly equipped, 
kicked off her shoes and played in her 
slippery stockings — and did she slide up 
to that birdie! Who knows. Gene may 
revolutionize the Badminton game by the 
new technique! 

We lost a big hunk of our office force to 
the new employment office on India St., 
and we certainly miss having them around. 
Marian Franks was almost lost when 
Thelma Patterson left, Rosa Wilson likes 
her new quarters much better since a heater 
was installed, and Erma Crawford keeps in 
touch with us by telephone. 

Grace "Whiskbroom" Hamill doesn't 
mind all this rain a bit. She saves gas by 
just floating her car in from the beach 
right up to the time-clock. If she ever 
starts anchoring it to a plant policeman 
we promise to take drastic steps. 

Famous last words: "What stop sign?" 

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April, 1941 


THE following supervisory changes in 
factory personnel became effective 
Monday, 3 March 1941: 

Mr. Glenn Hotchkiss was relieved of his 
duties as Superintendent of Building No. 2, 
and assigned as Assistant to Factory Man- 
ager in charge of Factory Production and 
Coordination in all manufacturing de- 
partments for all B-24 type airplanes. 

Mr. George Wire was relieved of his 
duties as Foreman of the Hull Department, 
and assigned as Assistant to Factory Man- 
ager in charge of Factory Production and 
Coordination in all manufacturing depart- 
ments for all PBY type airplanes. 

Mr. Jack Kline was relieved of his duties 
as Foreman of Final Assembly and became 
Foreman in charge of all Yard Work and 
Delivery Flights. 

Mr. John Penfield was made Foreman in 
charge of all PBY type hull construction 
and assembly, day shift. 

Mr. Albert Clark was made Foreman in 
charge of all B-24 type fuselage construc- 
tion and assembly, day shift. 

Mr. Fred Grossher is to continue for the 
time being as Assistant Foreman under 
Mr. Penfield. 


In accordance with the regular wage 
review held thrice each year and the wage 
agreement recently consummated between 
the Aircraft Lodge No. 1125, A.F.L. and 
Consolidated, a considerable number of 
wage increases were granted employees 
during the months of January and Feb- 
ruary. 12,179 hourly paid employees were 
granted increases during this period which 
will amount to $1,132,420.00 as a total 
of increased wages for the year (2,000 
hour basis). Salaried employees, 723 in 
number, were also granted increases esti- 
mated to total for the year, $166,040 in 
added income. Together, the wage in- 
creases granted in January and February 
will mean for the employees an added in- 
come for the year amounting to over one 
and one-quarter million dollars, on the 
base pay alone. Figuring in the annual 
prejnium for overtime on the present 
working schedule these wage increases will 
sum up to $1,785,382.50 annually. 






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THERE is now an united and continu- 
ous front tackling the huge problem 
of supplying homes and housing for all 
San Diegans under the present emergency. 
The most recent link, along with the tre- 
mendous defense housing building units, 
has been the organization of the City De- 
fense Housing Committee and the forma- 
tion of the House Registration Office — a 
direct outgrowth of the Committee's ac- 
tivity. Through this central home regis- 
tration office a survey is under way for the 
cataloging of all of San Diego's available 
homes and lodgings. This central file will 
be a complete live picture of the exact 
status of our city's housing at all times, 
and the office will act as a clearing house 
for both those who have places for rent 
or sale and those who wish to rent or buy. 

The director of the Homes Registration 
Bureau is George White and the office now 
operating, is located on the ground floor, 
south wing, of the Civic Center Building. 
They may be reached by phoning Frank- 
lin 6291. 

The services and information of the 
Bureau are free and their aid is designed 
to in no way interfere with the customary 

procedure when dealing with regular real 
estate dealers. 

The defense housing committee, re- 
sponsible for the formation and work of 
the bureau includes: 

Lt. Max Black of the Navy, Chairman; 

Lottie Crawford, city planning com- 
mission chairman; 

Ed Walsh, FHA head of San Diego; 

Van France, NYA projects director; 

Edgar N. Gott, Consolidated Aircraft 
Corporation Vice-President; 

John N. D. Griffith, Realty Board ex- 
ecutive secretary; 

D. W. Campbell of the Chamber of 
Commerce; and 

H. W. Defty, representing the farm 
security administration. 

Any inquiries for living quarters, 
and any communication or any phone 
calls offering living quarters, for rent 
or for sale, should be referred to George 
White, director of the Homes Registra- 
tion Bureau. All employees having such 
are urged to contact the Bureau im- 
mediately. Steps are being taken to 
keep open Saturdays and at least one 
or t^vo evenings a ^veek for single men 
who are unable to call at the Bureau 
office during working hours. 


SOMETIMES we, engaged in the thriv- 
ing aircraft business, are apt to forget 
our advantages and to grumble a bit over 
the inconveniences naturally imposed by 
the necessity for accomplishing national 
defense objectives for the good of all. We 
get slapping these small troubles back and 
forth among ourselves, telling each other 
how tough it is — until along comes some- 
one from the outside and sets us aright. 
A letter, addressed to a local business 
man, by a former Consolidated employee 
who is now engaged in another vital phase 
of defense work, is here quoted in part — 

"I was inducted into the Federal Service with 
the 2nst CA (AA), National Guard located at 
San Diego. My employment was at that time with 
the Cotisoliiiafcd Aircraft. Prior to this I was with 
the Bank of America whom I left to take employ- 
ment with the aircraft corporation. This change 
was for financial reasons but I was stupefied at the 
salary the men were receiving for the production 
they were putting out. Each man. in the aircraft 
industry should put one year in the army under 
the conditions this regiment has operated. I will 
assure you there would be no labor trouble. 

"Our regiment is composed of San Diego and 

Long Beach men many of whom were aircraft 
workers. We have left our homes, our work, and 
our friends. The men are doing fine work over here 
in constructing an anti-aircraft post twenty-eight 
miles from Honolulu. Electricians, plumbers, car- 
penters, truckers, administrators, and many others 
are all doing their part to build this camp. Each 
and everyone receiving army pay with no com- 
plaint. These same men are spending their spare 
time plus duty time to learn the military func- 
tions assigned to this regiment. We are at present 
without recreation except for swimming which the 
regimental commander makes possible for everyone 
by furnishing transportation to the beaches during 
the week. We are behind the government one hun- 
dred percent and I wish to express my thanks for 
your fight for leadership in handling the industrial 
strife in the aircraft industry. 

"For those who feel now is the time to take 
advantage of world conditions to exploit their own 
ambitions I have no sympathy. For myself I hope I 
will never have to apply for work with your com- 
pany because I wish this letter to be taken with 
sincerity and not as a build-up for a position. 
Thanking you again for your part I remain. 
Very truly yours, 

'(Signed) William R. Leaf. 
Headquarters Btry., 2Slst CA (AA) 
Camp Malakale, T. H. 
February 6, 1941 
Honolulu, T. H. 

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T. Claude Ryan, Edgar N. Gott. 

Lower left: Maj. Gen. J. E. Fickel. Lower right: Capt. Lawrence Chiappino. 


THE Society of Automotive Engineers, 
Southern California Section, held a 
very successful dinner-meeting at EI Cor- 
tez Hotel, February 28. Despite a rain of 
near cloudburst proportions (notwith- 
standing certain claims in disagreement) 
some two hundred fifty" engineers and 
technical men were in attendance. They 
were treated to very illuminating talks by 
Major General Jacob E. Fickel, command- 
ing the Southwest Air District, G. H. Q. 
air force, March Field, California, and 
Captain Lawrence Chiappino, senior pilot 
of the Pacific Division of T. W. A., Inc. 

General Fickel highlighted his talk "The 
Air Corps in Relation to National Defense" 
with graphical charts illustrating the rapid 

growth of the Air Force both in personnel 
and equipment. Particular emphasis was 
given to manufacturing facilities and he 
stated that authoritative estimates indicat- 
ed that 800,000 men would be required in 
the aircraft industry to carry out the 
anticipated building program. Pilot train- 
ing was described by the General who in- 
dicated that the students who were being 
accepted for pilot training were proving 
to be of the highest type and the program 
was being carried through with great suc- 
cess. Certain very illuminating facts re- 
garding the lessons learned from the pres- 
ent war were brought out by the General 
in the discussion following his talk. 

Captain Chiappino proved to be a very 

interesting speaker and a capable substitute 
for Mr. D. W. (Tommy) Tomlinson, T. 
W. A. Vice-President in charge of En- 
gineering. Mr. Tomlinson had prepared a 
paper on "High Altitude Operation of 
Aircraft" but was prevented from flying 
from Kansas City due to bad weather and 
had nominated Captain Chiappino to speak 
in his stead. The paper described the early 
efforts and experiences with high altitude 
aircraft and in particular the early test 
results obtained by T. W. A. in their sub- 
stratosphere investigations. Captain Chiap- 
pino very capably answered a large number 
of questions during a discussion period fol- 
lowing his talk. 

Much credit is also due Major General 
Upshur, commanding the Marine Corps 
Base who served as a most capable toast- 
master, and to Mr. MacShort, vice-presi- 
dent of the Vega Airplane Company, the 
technical chairman. 

Among other guests were Messrs. E. N. 
Gott and I. M. Laddon of Consolidated 
Aircraft, Messrs. Claude Ryan, Earl Prud- 
den and Eddie MoUoy of Ryan Aeronau- 
tical, Captain S. J. Zeigler, Lieutenant 
Dougherty and Lieutenant Benor, Joe 
Brennan of the San Diego Harbor Depart- 
ment, Fred Rohr, Lon E. Wheeler, and 
H. L. Bodmer, President San Diego En- 
gineers Club, besides representatives from 
every aircraft manufacturing and allied 
organization in the San Diego area. Not- 
withstanding the unusual weather condi- 
tions, the attendance included some twenty 
representatives from the Los Angeles dis- 
trict. The meeting was under the direction 
of Don Waller of Consolidated's Engineer- 
ing Department, who is the Society's Vice- 
Chairman for the San Diego area. 


Soaring Club has purchased first ship, a 
Haller Hawk, and are all set to get up in 
the clouds. Second group is now being 
formed so rush your application for mem- 
bership to the Welfare Office. 

First group consists of Redwine, Wi- 
berg, Holman, Harrington, James, Scott, 
Todd, Hanscom, Kom Bros., Crouch and 

Future meetings will be posted on the 
Bulletin Boards. 

Jimmy Spurgeon of Engineering is the 
head of this organization. 



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We had the good fortune and honor of 
being able to present in our big special 
Christmas number of the Coi? solid at or, a 
timely article by Major-Gen. H. H. Ar- 
nold. Now an authoritative new book, 
"Winged Warfare" just off the press, by 
Major-Gen. H. H. Arnold and Colonel 
Ira C. Eaker has been published. It is a 
straight, graphic and terse presentation of 

the facts about aerial warfare — up to the 
minute and by two of the best authorities. 
It takes a lot of confusion out of any per- 
son's mind. Published by Harper & Bros., 
New York, this book, we prophecy, will 
find a wide reader interest not only among 
those intimately connected and interested 
with aviation, but practically every cit- 


Many new books are being added to the 
San Diego Public Library collection for the 
benefit of all. Three typical volumes are 
listed below: 
Aviation from the Ground Up 

by Lieut. G. B. Manly 
A comprehensive treatment of flying, 
airplane construction, weather forecasting, 
aviation words and terms that is intended 
for the average person. Would serve as an 
excellent introduction to the subject for 
the many new employees in aircraft 

Introduction to the Study of Heat Treat- 
ment of Metallurgical Products 

by Albert Portevin 

Useful and necessary facts for the per- 
son who wishes to understand and ration- 
ally perform heat treatments. 

Practical Mechanics and Strength of 

by Charles W. Leigh and 
John F. Mangold 

This is the third edition revised and 
brought up-to-date of a book that has been 
constantly in demand since it first came 
out in 1923. Intended for vocational 
schools and colleges, but also for the men 
engaged in practical construction work. 

SHARE your books and magazines with 
the soldiers now in camp in San Diego 
by giving readable material to the San 
Diego Public Library for sorting, listing, 
and delivery to the camp libraries. To in- 
crease the effectiveness of these libraries 
and to meet national emergency needs at 
the public library this book drive is 
launched with the anticipation that patri- 
otic San Diegans will respond generously 



Did you every try to: 
\. Tie your necktie with 

2. Bowl with a strained back? 

3. Read a newspaper with an 
eye? — Play Safe! 

America never lost a war or won a con- 
ference, said the late Will Rogers. 

The fellow who pulls the oars doesn't 
have time to rock the boat. 


to the cry for more books and magazines. 

Hundreds of good books and magazines 
(not more than twelve months old) are 
needed immediately to supplement the in- 
adequate supply of books at Fort Rose- 
crans, Camp Callan, Vocational Barracks 
and other spots as the need arises. Current 
events, science, aviation, hobby, story and 
digest magazines are the most popular 
with the soldiers. 

The pubUc library does not have facil- 
ities for picking up contributions and 
therefore would appreciate having all books 
and magazines delivered to the rear en- 
trance of the Main Library at Eighth Ave. 
and E Street. Due to the interest and co- 
operation of the San Diego Lions Club, 
books and magazines may also be placed 
in the special book boxes at all Safeway 
Stores in San Diego. 

Send your books where they will be in 
steady use — from "Bookcase to Barracks" 
draft your books and magazines into active 
service among the soldiers in San Diego. 

"Flight — First Principles" is another 
new book. It is understandably written, 
well illustrated (with not a few photos 
from Consolidated) , covers a general sur- 
vey of the fundamentals of aviation and 
is a good background book for any aviation 
worker. Published by American Technical 
Society, Chicago, Illinois. 

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Bill "Glen" Miller never has any trouble 
locating parts except the one in his hair. 

George "Happy Boy" Leonard is throw- 
ing a big party — the occasion? — He found 
two parts in one afternoon. 

"Big Boy" Barkley says he's glad to be 
back to work after his long vacation — 
the 31-X has just been completed. 

The surprise birthday party for Mrs. 
Al. Sharp held at Bruce Miles' home really 
was just that, only Mr. Sharp got the sur- 
prise of his life when he bought and paid 
for the cake and candles in a card game. 

Jack "Rivet" Benedict has recently 
taken to the fine art of Archery. In one 
of his first attempts, Jack forgot to leave 
go — He scored one bull and Two black 

Bill "Rock Bottom" Drowne is having 
a tough time getting any of the boys to 
help him dig post holes for his property 
line — maybe those rocks you spoke about 
have something to do with it. Bill. 

By W. C. Drowne 

Bill "Committeeman" Branch, alias the 
"Decon," promises the boys big things 
during the coming year. Some of the boys 
will settle for a story on his recent trip 
to the desert. 

Mud-suckers, socks, fish pole and a suit 
case were the items on Al Sharp's shortage 
list. However due to conditions beyond 
Al's control, the flight to Lake Meade was 
called off. We all wonder what Al did with 
the Mud-suckers since then. 

Summers — 9 

Coming to work mornings reminds me 
of the Prohibition days. Instead of the 
lookout, peeping through the slot in the 
door to see who you are, the Watchman 
at the gate lets you come in one at a time 
and in a deep voice says, "How many 
sandwiches have you today?" 



By Frank Hughes and Myron Olmsted 

Pete Van Vechten's recent trip to the 
hospital sure did wonders for him. He's 
getting a real growth of fuzz on his chin. 

If the "unusual" weather lets up in 
time. Marshal Aker plans on towing his 
new home into drydock and moving in 
about April 1st out in La Mesa. 

Those two corn-fed youngsters from 
the middle west, Don Feeney and Willard 
Fuson, spent an enjoyable week-end skiing 
at Big Bear and ice skating at Arrowhead. 
"Lady Killer" Feeney has his own tech- 
nique for meeting the cuties. We like his 
style of knock-'em-down-and-pick-'em- 
up, but he shouldn't have overdone it be- 
cause Fuson says he couldn't handle the 
rush. Just a couple of smart guys! 

Some of the fellows have decided to 
go in for a little outside activity by bowl- 

ing once a week. Goodhart organized the 
group and on the first day of practice 
there were many surprising results. Rogers, 
who had never played a game before, 
made the highest score; Olmsted managed 
to overdue it by hitting the pin-boy twice; 
Charboneau became attached to his ball 
so strongly that he couldn't turn loose 
and it started off for a strike with him 
right behind; McAleer made a score of 
160 on his first game and quit because he 
didn't do better; Hughes dropped a ball 
on his foot while watching the amazing 
form of a blond on the next alley, and 
Westerman giggled too gleefully every- 
time he threw the ball. Oh, well! There 
might be a turn for the better. Anyhow, 
the fellows will keep at it because it's so 
darned much fun. 


The San Diego Police Department final- 
ly caught up with S. Smith, better known 
as the "Iron Man," while pushing the gas 
pedal instead of production, and failing 
to yield the right of way to a pedestrian. 
"I am innocent," says Steve. 

Frank Hiedeman, an ardent pipe smoker, 
attended a stag party with some boys 
from inspection. Having forgotten his 
pipe, Frank tried smoking cigars. Frank 

134 men are working in California to- 
day for every 100 at work last year, an 
employment increase in which aircraft 
construction plays a major part. 

The aircraft industry has 227 men at 
work for every 100 it had last year. 

By S. May 

says, "Hereafter I will stick to the pipe 
as cigars are much too strong and affect 
my health." Tsk, tsk, Frank, what's the 
real story? 

Our head man, L. Mineah, was sure 
proud when he bowled his first 200 game 
at the Elks last month. As Min bowls with 
Tool Design, his main ambition is to beat 
the Wing team at least one game. 

"It's getting to be a habit with" the 
Wing Dept. Quite an epidemic in the 
Wing Dept. of boys having their molars 
pulled and getting store teeth. Soon the 
leadmen will be all bark and no bite. 

Harry Shrout is scouting around for 
some better bowlers than he has at the 
present time. Anyone with a 130 average 
will be gladly accepted. 

April, 1941 


BLEARY-eyed and with husky "Fores," 
the night engineering loft members 
teed off for their first Golf Tournament 
at Balboa Park. 

We have a trick shot artist in our group. 
Jim Stanley, the only man who can take 
a full swing, knock the ball three feet in 
the air, reach out and catch it. 

The entire match was played in this 
most invigorating California sunshine. In 
fact it came down in sheets and we were 
soaked from the time we teed off No. 1 
until we sloshed up the fairway to the 
18th hole. 

Most players when they hit the ball, 
give vent to a loud grunt which is often 
followed by a few choice xx ? !''■ but, 
Bill Hall, the leader of our night Lofting 
gang, is a confirmed Whoomph user. 
When Bill hits a ball he can be heard from 
one fairway to another. We, personally, be- 
lieve the Whroomfph is more effective. 
Well, Bill, whroomfphed around the course 
in grand style to win a golf hat and glove 
as second prize in the low gross winners. 

Fischer received a waterproof jacket 
for first place. Hope the Chamber of Com- 
merce doesn't see this. Fox won third. 
Gray and Kellogg tied for fourth place. 
Frank Csupak won first prize in the Low 
Net winners. Bill Smith came in second. 
Carlberg third place, and Piano and Cheet- 
ham finished fourth and fifth respectively. 
"Wes" Gerard received an eight ball for 
winning the high game total. No, we won't 
tell your score "Wes" but keep pitchin'. 

Should any of you fellows have need 
for an ace photographer just see Army, 
our Hurrell of the Loft. He uses a Pepso- 
dent box top camera. 

If you Easterners are having trouble 
with these California drivers be sure and 
contact two native Californians, our lead 
man Webster, and ex-lead man, Baxter, 
lately transferred to the Wing Department. 
We could all use a course in "the art of 
dodging pedestrians or hitting jaywalkers 
with the least amount of damage." 

By Bill Ricke and R. W. Clark 

With only six more weeks to go, the 
eight teams of the Breakfast Bowling 
League are running neck-and-neck, each 
with a percentage of .572, and the first 
six teams are separated by only 4 points. 

Salvatore (Sally) B. Dina just invested 
in a ranch. Sam Merkowitz drove out there 
the other day in his new Oldsmobile and 
claims the site would make a pretty good 
rock garden. 

Hank Fischer is eagerly awaiting the 
week-end of April 18th. He is going to 
fly back to Chicago to be married to 
Laverne Lorenz of that city. While there 
he plans on buying a new Chevrolet to 
drive back. He expects to find his new 
home in Rolando Village completed on his 

Walker Matlack, a commuter from Ra- 
mona, put on some extra mileage the other 
night when he found the road washed out 
near Lakeside. He drove 8 5 miles to get 
to work, and was only 4 minutes late! 
The 50 mile trip home in the morning 
netted him 13 5 miles for the day. 

Rumors are rampant that Ed Lombard, 
the Wine King of Los Angeles, and "Ar- 
kansas" Tom Oldham are planning to pur- 
chase a cub plane. Al Brent already has 
named it the "Flying Coffin." They are 
now attempting to collect advance fares 
to pay for the thing. 

Earl Van Alsburg is planning on taking 
the final leap about the middle of April. 
He won't give us a definite date, but we 
know that Miss lola Godard of Anna, 
Illinois, is the lucky girl. 

March 22nd became a doubly important 
date for Charlie KuU and Dick Epperson. 
Dick asked Charlie what he was going to 
do on that date. "That's my birthday, 
why?" asked Charlie. "Swell," sez Dick, 
"because I want you to be best man for 
my wedding on that day." 

Never "Brake" a machine with your 
hand . . . You know why. 


A recent roller skating party included 
the Ralph Oversmiths, Leo Bourdons, Bob 
Williams', Henry Golems, Al Pfeiffer, 
Marcella, Owen and Eleanor. The hungry 
gang later adjourned to Marcella's home 
and did justice to plenty of hamburgers. 

New home for the Oversmiths was re- 
cently completed. They moved in on the 
12th. New address is 1976 Willow, Loma 

E. R. Williams and W. B. Cobb recently 
had a brush with the "Flu" but got the 
best of it. 

B. L. Wilson, a newcomer to thi'S De- 
partment, was not included in list of new 

By Crush 

employees which appeared in last issue of 
Consolidator: Pardon please. 

Some of the boys around here have 
been "singin' " "Old Man River" after 
navigating Pacific Highway during the 
recent "showers." 

News Flashes: Ted Hersh's hair-do 
creates draft scare. Marcella Holzman 
holds heated verbal controversy with Po- 
liceman. Weber flashes rare form at first 
base, while throwing shoulder out of joint. 
Some say he looks like Hal Chase — at age 
of 97. Brun dazzles the eye with Friday 
splendor. Ledette and Burke narrowly es- 
cape being run down by Gorsline as his 
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There is no better safeguard than a man*s 
own Mind, if he keeps it on his work. 

The following excerpts were taken from 
the message of Major Fleet in the re- 
cently issued 1940 Annual Report to the 

"After provision for taxes, the company earned 
$1,400,645, which amounts to $2.30 a share on the 
common stock after the full dividend of $3 a share 
on the preferred stock. 

Products delivered amounted to $9,349,550 in 
sales price, but the work actually accomplished 
during the year was substantially greater than indi- 
cated by these deliveries, as is hereinafter explained. 
New orders amounting to $285,856,082 were re- 
ceived, and unfilled orders on December 31, 1940, 
amounted to $318,648,226, of which $80,411,492 
is estimated, by reason of its being on a cost-plus- 
a-fixed-fee basis. 

From the time of the organization of the com- 
pany In 1923 to the end of 1939, total sales during 
that 17 -year period amounted to approximately 
$55,000,000. During 1938 sales were approximately 
$12,245,000, which was about the maximum 
amount that could have been normally manufact- 
ured In a year with the facilities owned at the be- 
ginning of 1940. During 193 9 business had fallen 
to the low ebb of $3,603,240. Not until late in 
193 9 did the tide change, but with its belated 
change came a flood of orders, increasing pro- 
gressively in size and requiring several successive 
plant expansions and increases in factory personnel. 
Although we began the year 1940 with unfilled 
orders of $42,141,694, most of this represented 
contracts received just before the close of 1939. 
For example, on December 20, 193 9, we received an 
order from the United States Navy for $20,016,700 
covering Model PBY patrol bombers. About the 
same time, we received a large foreign order for a 
released version of Model PBY. 

As you will realize, the war in Europe has served 
as a huge testing field for military airplanes, and 
it Is, therefore, not surprising that actual combat 
experience should indicate the need for changes in 
specifications covering military airplanes under con- 
struction in this country. Such proved to be the 
case, and delivery of a number of airplanes had to 
be delayed by us until early In 1941 in order to 
incorporate such changes in them. Otherwise, these 
airplanes would have been delivered in 1940 and the 
sales volume increased accordingly. "^ * * Prac- 
tically all of these changes have now been incor- 
porated In the airplanes under construction and 
completed airplanes are now beginning to flow off 
the final assembly line in steadily increasing num- 
bers. When the parts plant, now under construction, 
is completed and in operation, huge gains in de- 
liveries are expected to be made. 

Military aircraft, constructed to special specifi- 
cations, cannot be produced quickly. There is nec- 
essarily a long delay between the placing of orders 
and the commencement of deliveries. This is nec- 
essary In order to allow adequate time for the pro- 

curement of materials, construction of special 
tools, placing of sub-contracts, and the performance 
of normal manufacturing operations. Invariably, 
there are engineering changes during manufacture 
which cause further delays. While such things re- 
quire much time when adequate plant facilities and 
trained manufacturing personnel are on hand for 
immediate use, substantially more time is required 
when, In addition to the above, new plants must 
first be erected, machinery purchased, and per- 
sonnel employed and trained to manufacture the 
aircraft in unprecedented quantities. Tooling oper- 
ations must be much more extensive for large or- 
ders than for small ones, and manufacturing 
methods and arrangements are entirely different. 

At the beginning of 1940, the company had a 
total of approximately 668,600 square feet of work- 
ing area (45 6,200 square feet inside of plants and 
212,400 square feet of paved yard for final assem- 
blies) and employed 3,170 persons. At the end of 
1940, it had in substantially completed condition 
approximately 1,530,037 square feet of floor area 
within plants and 1,257,581 additional square feet 
of paved yard, and it then employed 13,790 per- 
sons. This is an increase of approximately 317% 
in working area and 33 5% in personnel. During 
1940, the following successive plant expansion pro- 
grams were Inaugurated: 


New facilities, completed early in the fall of 
1940, were erected and installed at a cost of ap- 
proximately $2,200,000, for the production of the 
flying boats ordered by the Navy on December 20, 
1939, and referred to above. This added approxi- 
mately 411,000 square feet of floor area plus the 
machinery necessary to implement these buildings. 
These facilities are referred to in the President's 
letter accompanying the annual report for 1939. 

In anticipation of the Government's national de- 
fense program {publicly announced by the Presi- 
dent late In May, 1940), the company, at its own 
expense, commenced the construction of two steel- 
frame manufacturing and assembly buildings, hav- 
ing an aggregate working area of 645,900 square 
feet, a new building for the plant engineering de- 
partment, an extension of the factory sprinkler 
system, and additions to other buildings and facil- 
ities. This group of facilities, with the exception of 
an office building which is still projected, was sub- 
stantially completed about February 1, 1941, and is 
now in use. On November 15, 1940 (when the 
construction of these facilities was far advanced) 
an Emergency Plant Facilities Contract was ne- 
gotiated with the Navy Department to reimburse 
the company for the cost of these facilities. Such 
cost was estimated to be 53.070,045. This contract 
provides for such reimbursement in 60 monthly 
installments (or, during the period of the present 
emergency, whichever is shorter). Upon final pay- 
ment of the cost, the Government will acquire title 
to the facilities. The company is, however, given 

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an option to retain all or any part of these facilities 
by repaying the Government the cost of the facil- 
ities retained, less certain agreed rates of deprecia- 

On November 16, 1940, the company received 
a contract from Defense Plant Corporation, a gov- 
ernmental emergency plant financing corporation, 
wherein Consolidated is to act as its agent for the 
erection of a huge additional plant and the installa- 
tion of machinery in this new plant and also cer- 
tain machinery in the home plant at Lindbergh 
Field. All of these facilities will be owned and 
financed by Defense Plant Corporation. This new 
plant is about a mile from the home plant and will 
be used largely for the manufacture of airplane 
parts. The cost of this entire expansion project is 
estimated at $14,446,929, and the working area 
of the added buildings will be approximately 
1,S9},000 square feet. Although the formal con- 
tract on this project was not signed until November 
16, 1940, we did place tentative orders for much 
of the machinery early in October in order to 
obtain prompt delivery and thus cooperate with 
the Government by accelerating the program. The 
company will lease these facilities from Defense 
Plant Corporation at a nominal rental plus taxes 
and maintenance expenses during the period of 
the emergency, and at the termination of the 
emergency, the company has an option to purchase 
these facilities. It is expected that this expansion 
will be completed during the summer of 1941, 
and it is estimated that approximately 15,000 ad- 
ditional people will be employed in this plant when 
in full operation. 

Late in 1940, the War Department proposed 
that the company supervise the erection of a new 
Government-owned assembly plant at Fort Worth, 
Texas, and that the company lease this plant during 
the period of the emergency at a nominal rental 
and operate it for the assembly in large quantities 
of Consolidated Model B-24 type four-engined 
heavy bombardment airplanes. This project is still 
in a formative stage, but the present proposal is for 
Ford Motor Company to manufacture major assem- 
blies in a plant near Detroit, Michigan, and ship 
these parts to us at Fort Worth for final assembly. 
It is further proposed that similar parts of our 
B-24's be shipped by Ford Motor Company to 
Douglas Aircraft Co., Inc., at Tulsa, Oklahoma, 
for assembly there by the latter as our sub-con- 
tractor. The new plant at Fort Worth, as now 
proposed, would have approximately 1,600,000 
square feet of floor space and would employ ap- 
proximately 1 S,000 people. 

We take great pride in the quality and success 
of our products. Our Model PBY patrol bombers 
are in great demand by the United States Navy 
and the governments of Great Britain, Canada, 
Australia, and the Netherlands East Indies, and 
our Model B-24 four-engine bomber (now in sub- 
stantial production at San Diego for our Army Air 
Corps and Great Britain) has recently been adopted 
for greatly enlarged production in new mid-con- 

tinent plants to be operated by us and Douglas 
Aircraft Co., Inc., as indicated in the preceding 
paragraph. This is a great tribute to the quality 
of our heavy bomber. 

While the emphasis during 1940 has necessarily 
been on production and the expansion of plant and 
personnel for still larger production, nevertheless 
experimental work has not been neglected. Changes 
are being incorporated in our latest two-engine 
long-range flying boat (Model 31) to the end that 
we can put that type into production before ex- 
piration of current orders on older types. A sub- 
stantial amount of other experimental work, of a 
confidential nature, is also being carried on under 
direct contract with the Government. 

It will be noted from the balance sheet that the 
cash on hand at December 31, 1940, was about 
$27,000,000. During 1941, the ratio of current 
assets to current liabiUties should show a marked 
improvement as to result of realizing on the in- 
ventory of work in progress. Moreover, it is ex- 
pected that much of the work to be performed 
during the next year will be financed to a large 
extent by progress payments from customers. An- 
other source of funds, available but not yet used, 
is the privilege accorded contractors, under a re- 
cently enacted law, of receiving advance payments 
on fixed-price contracts with the United States 

The company has no bank indebtedness, but has 
a substantial line of credit that could be used at 
any time it becomes necessary to borrow funds. 
The use of this line of credit is not anticipated 
during the next year. 

Prior to 1940, the company followed the prac- 
tice of reporting profits on contracts in the re- 
spective years in which they were substantially com- 
pleted. In most years, the contracts completed were 
reasonably commensurate with work accomplished 
during those years. This condition changed in 1940 
with the receipt of huge contracts vastly greater 
than previously experienced and, consequently, 
the company adopted the practice, effective January 
1, 1940, of accruing and reporting profits as in- 
dividual airplanes or parts are delivered. 

During the year, the company entered into an 
agreement with the bargaining agency, Aircraft 
Lodge No. 1125, International Association of Ma- 
chinists, affiliated with the American Federation 
of Labor, under which the starting base pay of SOc 
an hour for beginners is automatically increased by 
4% for every 5 full weeks of continuous service 
until such base pay reaches 60c an hour. This 
practice permits employees to earn while they 
learn to do useful work under our precise standards 
that nothing short of right is right. After an em- 
ployee's base pay reaches 60c an hour, increases 
are based solely upon merit and are negotiated by 
a joint committee composed of representatives from 
the Union and the Company. 

We announce with extreme sorrow the death of 
Director D. M. Carpenter. 


R. H. Fleet, President. 
San Diego, Cahfornia 
6 March 1941 

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LITERALLY speaking events are often 
J said to be a "washout," but Promoter 
Craig Clark has the rain gauge and bar- 
ometer readings to actually prove this point 
for the Production Golf Tournament held 
on "La Mesa Country Club Bay" last 
month. No casualties were reported altho' 
we had to use "grapple hooks" to rescue 
some from the "casual water" on the fair- 
ways. I was in a foursome or "fearsome" 
with Lloyd Bender, Bill Flenniken and 
Merle Partlow, four that finished as before 
mentioned. I bet with Clark that I would 
beat Bender, which turned out to be more 
than I bargained for and proved Craig 
knows Bender. This so-called "planner," 
really planned the match and had all the 
answers. He carried a sponge to take up 
the surplus water on the greens, dug a 
channel on several occasions to float the 
ball in the cup, and frequently by "acci- 
dent" stepped on my ball and buried it in 
the ground. When I would see him off 
frantically flailing away for what I would 
call strokes (being too wet for snakes) he 
came back with the alibi "I slipped in a 
pond and was paddling out with my club." 
Anyway, he picked up three holes on the 
eighteenth for a tie, which probably made 
me the winner as I work for the guy. 

Jack Thompson did the almost impos- 
sible by shooting a 69 for the day, which 
was phenomenal considering the condi- 
tion of the course. The lad just couldn't 
miss and his game was proclaimed by those 
in the know to have been one of the great- 
est rounds of golf seen in these parts. 

The proverb "never start anything you 
cannot finish" took a beating as most of 
the fellows turned homeward for hot 
baths and dry clothes in short time. Of 
the finishers, Rice and GiUispie had low 
aggregate, and deserve a real hand. Craig 
Clark claimed a handicap because Billy, 
the wife, was not along to do the usual 
"yodle" when he teed off. Other entrants 
who did or didn't finish, walking, swim- 
ming or sliding, were Drnec, Granstedt, 
Chrissie, Bates and Cowan, Tool Design; 
Sumner, Abbott, Otte, Edgerton, Allen, 
Manley, Austin, Adams, Medlicott, Davin, 
and Kraemer, Production; and Raymond 
Chromartie, Sumner, Sheldon and Yater. 
What they do? Say, you got me there. 

The night Dispatching division has had 
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neah, Popp and other "shop wolves." More 
ears for that usual howl, "We want parts." 
Lunsford, Leswood, Hamby, Geitzen, 
Erquiaga, Coffelt, Lilly, Ray Ruzich, 
Peterson, Aukney and Covey are these 
latest members of the Mulroy, Muck and 
Clark, Inc., fraternity, alias "hecklers," 
"flies in your soup," "Stock room Satans," 
"Inspection Inevitables," etc. If energy is 
an indication of ability these lads are go- 
ing to accumulate more parts than Carter 
has pills. 

With the winter rains over and the 
"spring thaw" we have established com- 
munications again with the "frontier out- 
post" "Littlia Primera Assemlia." A mes- 
sage finally came thru from Jack Opocen- 
sky, Jerry Allen and Bill Starkey, who ex- 
perienced great difficulty in learning to 
use that "new fangled invention" the tele- 
phone after so long with the "wigwag" 
"smoke signal" and "grapevine" methods. 

"Silent Cal" Coykendall, who considers 
"yep," "nope," "sorta" or "mebbe" a 
lengthy epistle of communication between 
night and day crews, is due for an "apease- 
ment." This "I ain't a talkin' " business 
went so far that "One Punch" Kline has 
been transferred to days, with specific in- 
structions that read, "Whop him agin' 
'Punch', he'll talk." 

Frank McHugh, the rootin-tootin-ridin 
kid from Mission Valley and "Radio 
Knob," who has a bridle on his schedule 
file and a pommel on his chair, has been 
grooming the old "hay burner" for a pos- 
sible trip to the Texas Plant. "Mac" evi- 
dently don't know these rules. Shootin' 
irons must be checked at the gate. No 
"bulldoggin' " dispatchers during working 
hours. Spurs cannot be used on mahogany 
desks. Lassoing and "hog tying" female 
employees strictly prohibited. No barbed 
wire corrals around desks. Branding in- 
spectors not allowed. No sleeping on duty 
with boots on. Spittoons must be in H 
foot "target range" and cactus cannot be 
deposited on the boss' chair. 

Now to re-hash some stuff right off the 
cob, that could be classified as a "fugitive 
from the waste basket" — Yes, the things 
are happening so fast that Lloyd Bender 
became ashamed to sign his name with that 
.idvertisement pen given him when the 

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April, 1941 


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"Woolworth 5 & 10" first opened and is 
now making his "X" with a $11.00 super 
special. — Joe Maloney is keeping step with 
new "Store choppers," which incidentally 
caused him to shave off that ornamental 
decoration when they lowered his gums 
and it began to tickle his chin. — That 
rumpus heard at the wage board review 
was Leo Borden, the wing footed roller 
skating expert, trying to convince them 
he had been employed long enough to get 
the usual minimum wage increase. — 
Brenden Davin has joined that ultra select 
"Hole in One" club with a perfect shot 
on the Coronado links. Jack Thompson, 
"Chick" Austin, and Bill Flenniken were 
there and say he "sho nuff done it." — En- 
gineering have asked "ASCAP" for use of 
"There Will Be Some Changes Made" for 
a theme song. — That "fashion parade" you 
have seen lately is none other than "Chris" 
Christoffesen, who has taken a tip as to 
what "Oomph" and "Glamour" will do 
and is trying it out for the "Mulroy 
motto," "Always get your parts." — Dis- 
patching "Bureau of Information" con- 
ducted from phone 3 50 by Les Woods is 
doing plenty of business but has the shoe 
salesman and Chiropodists "squawking" 
about decline in shoe sales and fallen 
arches. — Rancho Santa Fe golf club of- 
ficials report that a personal inspection of 
the course by Crosby himself, in order to 
charge off the loss on his income tax re- 
turn, after the match game of Raymond 
and Golem vs. Bender and Miller, dis- 
closed more damage than the "McSkonks" 
could accomplish, using pick, shovel, 
tractor, plow and axe combined. — This 
dynamic and athletic fellow Ralph Smith 
is really trying to do great things for 
Consolidated sport lovers and with coop- 
peration from guys like Clark, Muzzy, 
Wilson, Kellar, Wiest, Leonard, Grossher, 
and other sponsors of the Consair Athletic 
Association you are going to see "things 
apoppin" that will make those "Dictators" 
feel like Boy Scouts. — To comply to that 
"nasty crack" Tod Carter wrote concern- 
ing my "house warming" I might say that 
I will have one later of a strictly "hot 
chocolate, pepsicola and sarsaparilla" nature 
for those I feared for on that steep Alpine 
slope after imbibing of that stuff not listed 
on the "menu" of the W. C. T. U. — It 
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on the strength of the Hull structure when 
they saw Graham McVickers, wiggle his 
way out of one of the hatches. — After 
seeing the picture of Maxine Bennett in 
the union under the heading "Champion 
Bowler," Joe Kraemer says he can go the 
day crew one better after the golf tourna- 
ment with "Genevieve Holm, — Champion 
Mudder." — Walden and Olsen, Liaison En- 
gineers, failing to get parts assembled, less 
brass nuts, to keep the men from steal- 
ing them for other uses, have given Cro- 
martie, P. A., a ruler to slap them on the 
hand and say, "No, No, musn't touch." 
Oh shucks, you just can't have any fun 
around here anymore. — We hear that 
Whittaker, Wainwright, Cedarwall and 
Carlson had to throw in some dash num- 
bers and interpret a drawing change and 
an E.O. to absorb the three hours re- 
quired for their lecture class at State Col- 
lege. — Received a release on "Mechanic 
Seat For Main Wheel Well," for the Am- 
phibian landing gear. Maybe Eldred is 
planning on a "Scotcher" riding there? — 
Henry Neidzielski, that punctual, pert, 
polished, perpetual, pick and pecker of the 
keyboard, slows up only when he types his 
own name. — And could we put that Pitts- 
burgh, Notre Dame, and Fordham roster 
to shame with a line-up of Frischenmeyer, 
Christoffersen, Castenborder, Hocken- 
berger, Prosenjak, Duflinger, Opocenske, 
Neidzielski, ZoUizzi, Rodriguez, Pleis- 
sierre, DeAlfonso and Corvazier? — Ru- 
mors have it that Bill Wiley was hit with 
a perfect shot from the "little guy" and 
the "Capitulation" will be sometime in 
June. This will terminate the modern 
Damon and Pythias act of Clemson and 
Wiley. Or will it? Dan will probably pull 
the "honeymoon for three" stuff and be 
right on hand until Bill tosses him out of 
the "Bridal Suite." — We learned that the 
Alices', Birse and Vincent, took a trip to 
Laguna Beach, got mixed up in their 
"swallows" and landed in San Juan Capis- 
trano but returned OK. — It is reported 
from the Navy office that Jim Eisman is 
using an extremely strong gas to kill the 
moths that are found in the money Pete 
Ryan squeezes out to him for transpor- 
tation. — Commander Mayer reports that 
the "hot air" was OK in the dirigible but 
we have to have parts to build airplanes. — 
I'll take a tip from that and say "Lend- 
Lease" which means "finish" for a couple 
of other guys too. 

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After being (nearly) torn from limb to 
limb, I hasten to make this correction and 
offer my apology to Gilbert Porter for er- 
roneously stating that he spent his vaca- 
tion "with two month old daughter," 
when it should have been, "with two 
months old SON." You have my assur- 
ance that this won't happen the next 
"time," Gilbert. 

We are pleased to hear that D. Burton 
has fully recuperated from his recent 
operation and is doing very nicely. "Never 
again for me," says he. 

E. Scholder and Herman Klippert are 
waging a (productive) war between them- 
selves. Each one says hh new machine is 
better than the others and they are out- 
doing each other in their respective work. 
May the best "machine" win, fellows! 

Not to be daunted by the loss of a 
small item like the wheel of his "car"(?), 
Al Grote kept the date with his current 
"glamour girl." He failed to notice the 
loss, until he found himself heading for 
the opposite side of the road. Must be love, 
Al, must be love! 

And speaking of ditches, C. C. Reed and 
Bill McCalla nearly found themselves in 
one last week, as the car in which they 
were driving was struck by another and 
turned over. Both escaped with nothing 
more than a few minor bruises. The car 

By Charles M. talker 

was left in the ditch until they could get 
help to "rite" it up. 

The contemplation of A. J. Blair to 
spend his vacation at Sun Valley, Idaho, 
has caused quite a bit of "gossip," not to 
mention the amount of jealous glances be- 
ing cast in his direction. 

Bill Clore tells me that from now on he 
is going to stay away from the local "re- 
freshment parlors." Seems as tho he had 
partook of just one "drop" too many when 
the man in the uniform took him for a 
"one way ride," one Sat. night, and he 
had to walk home. (Monday morning!!) 

The "Rover Boys" are minus a member 
now. J. J. Arnaud being the one to hand 
in his resignation with this notation: "I'm 
tired of being the only one to feel sorry 
for a broken down hoss, so I'm a 'quittin',' 
boys." Teh, tch, tch, Johnny, you should 
not let the bosses down, like this. 

Can it be that Phil Wachter has lost, 
too? He was seen counting the diamonds 
on the face of his watch lately. (The 
numerals are diamonds.) Looks as tho the 
local pawn shops may have a customer. 

"K. H." and Lorena are to be married 
very shortly, or so "K. H." tells me. An 
invitation has been granted to all of us 
to attend this "doings," and we are ex- 
pecting to have a grand time. 

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IF anyone knows anything about any- 
body, let me know and we'll see what 
can be done about it. 

Jim "Baby" Saftig and Lew Reeder both 
took the jump at Yuma the latter part of 
February. Congrats from all the boys, 

Harold Murray and Ivor Egge also have 
some explaining to do concerning their 
loitering around a certain jewelry shop. 
Both expect to be married some time this 

Vic Michea says he's getting married 
but won't say when. We do know, tho, 
he keeps his future clear up in LA for 

What has Carroll got in Reno that we 
haven't here? He threatens to go back 
every other week and once he was over- 
heard to say something about a ring or 
two. Next? 

Has anyone failed to note that pleased 
expression on Professor Carter's face? It's 
because of that new Chevy. He says he 
still doesn't know how to work all the 

Jimmy North had better keep his fingers 
crossed. It looks as tho George Dallas 
really means to make good his whiskerino. 

Leave it to Eddie Wilhelm to discover 
that there is no department number 13. 

What tank leadman made a wrong turn 
one morning and received an invitation to 
appear at Pacific and Market? Ernie Back- 
haus would probably know. 

Looks like wedding bells for just about 
all the tank basketball team. Woodbury 
and Mendez seem to be the only holdouts. 
Although Mendez and Harold Farrell, both 
badminton stars, seem to be feuding over 
Mendez's latest flame. How about a set or 
two to settle things peacefully one of 
these days? 

How many in the department know we 
have a bowling team that is on top of 
the Sunshine Friday nite league? The team, 
composed of Capt. B. Duffy, A. Sprenger, 
F. Goy, J. Turoski and J. Duffy, is going 
great guns and should stay there until the 
finish. The Monday nite teams are also 
right in there near the top. 

Weather permitting, all interested in 
baseball should report at Horace Mann 
Junior High, 10 a.m., Sundays. Let's have 
a good turnout. 

Felix Mattingly reports a new cook at 
their place but seems he's handing out no 
invitations for dinner. Maybe Bob "Land- 
lady" Summers of the nite shift has some- 
thing to do with it. 

We all hope Wheeler is getting along all 

Heed the tale of Jimmy Jeep 
Got a scratch, it wasn't deep 

Wouldn't take it to the nurse 
Now he's riding in a hearse. 

By Sid Riches 

right in the hospital and hope to see him 
back soon. 

George Calvert can really pick the color 
for cars. He has the most brilliant red 
Plymouth we've seen in a very long time. 

Cecil Howell is both happy and sad at 
the same time. His one and only has come 
all the way from Kansas to see him but 
for only three weeks. There is one sure way 
of making her stay, Howell, look up the 
"good-Yuma" man. 

Don Sherman is about to retire. His 
wife inherited quite a large piece of land 
somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon line. 
Don is quite worried as to whether there 
is any oil or anything to be found there. 

Bill Consaul's vacation seems to have 
been a washout. So much rain he had to 
come home before it was over. He'll tell 
you all about those three fish he caught. 

Several of the men in the department 
will attest to the generosity and willing- 
ness of the fellows to donate to newly- 
weds, those in hospitals or laid up, etc. It 
is this attitude of goodfellowship that 
makes a man stop and say to himself, 
"They're a pretty good bunch of guys." 
I, personally, am glad to be working 
among such people. 

Has Al Mazzulla hidden a bunk in the 

department somewhere? Invariably, he is 
the first in line every morning for a 

Billy McClosky and Milton Waite al- 
ready have those good ol' summer daze on 
their minds. They have been seen poring 
over boat plans several time during the 
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the shed. We who have remained in the 
old stamping grounds have at least one 
thing to be thankful for, and that is the 
fact that "Peeno" Sada, the would-be 
opera singer, has also been transferred to 
the new location, and we no longer have to 
bear his vocal outbursts while we work. 

Many of us in the department have been 
wondering why V. V. Brewster has been 
wearing that happy look on his counte- 
nance lately. Here's why! Miss Helene 
Steringer and he were married in the latter 
part of February. The bride is the daughter 
of George Steringer of the Heat Treat 
Department. Congratulations! 

According to the latest information 
which our informants have brought to us, 
it is being whispered about that "Red" 
Stilgebouer is contemplating marriage in 
the very near future. The lucky girl is 
"Reddy," with whom "Red" can be seen 
quite often at the hockey games and the 
Paris Inn. We'll be waiting for the cigars, 
Mr. Stilgebouer. 

Ray Garcia, promoter de luxe and the 
Tex Rickard of San Diego, is about to 
take unto himself a bevy of pulchritudi- 
nous Softball players of the female sex. No 
doubt, he will be one of the most popular 
men in the department for the duration of 
the season. How about a few free ducats, 

While at this writing the whole thing 

By Gene Peshel, LL-lOU 

is yet in a tentative stage, plans for hold- 
ing a dinner dance for the Maintenance 
Dept. are being rushed ahead. 

After being away from work for over 
three weeks because of illness, H. L. Misa- 
more returned to the job. Welcome back. 

The prize story of the month concerns 
one of the Maintenance clerks. You guess 
who. It seems that someone from the Main 
Office called up the department to find 
out why a water fountain there was not 
in working order. Whereupon the clerk 
replied, "The fountain is not working be- 
cause the tide is low." 

The boys on Tony Buijnorouski's crew 
threw a little stag party for Bern Dough- 
erty. There were some strange "goings on," 
so it is said. 

Foreman Bob Combe found out how it 
is to have wet feet. During the recent 
"damp" weather we experienced, he came 
into his office and removed his knee length 
boots, but he made the mistake of placing 
them under a raincoat which was dripping 
wet. Imagine his surprise when he put on 
his boots and found them with a nice layer 
of cold water on the bottom. 

The many friends of Bill English were 
shocked to hear of his sudden death on 
March 15, following a tonsillectomy op- 
eration. He was well liked and he will be 
missed by all those who knew him. 


By Ash Joertidf, Night Shift 

Headed by our genial leadman, Stan 
Marcyan, we have organized a midnight 
dinner club. The purpose of the club is to 
promote better friendship among the night 
shift men. Hostilities began by the col- 
lection of pennies for the purchase of a 
bottle of beer for our goodly leadman, 
"Red" Robertson. It was seen that he 
needed something to withdraw his muchly 
protruding tongue. He responded to the 
treatment as expected and the boys re- 
ceived a happy smile for their efforts. 
Future dinners promise more good times 
for our gang. 

Assistant Foreman Bert Stringer has in- 
troduced a new system of records for the 
upkeep and movements of the cranes and 
trucks in our department. It has met with 
success, Congrats, Bert. 

"Hungry" Gillis, our new crane lead- 
man, has issued a challenge to all comers 
in the factory to an "Eating Contest!" 
His record has been phenomenal up to date. 
The big mystery is, where does he put all 
the food? He lacks the usual bay window, 
but time will tell. 

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Ira (Red) Oliver, of the bulkhead 
layout gang, way out on the balcony in 
building No. 4, became a father on Feb- 
ruary 16th when a daughter, Linda Lee, 
was born at Mercy Hospital. Both Mrs. 
Oliver and Linda Lee are doing nicely and 
are now at their home in University 

Rudy Giertz, one of the best known 
men on the balcony, died on February 28 th 
after having been ill for a few weeks. 
Funeral services were held on the follow- 
ing Monday at Greenwood Memorial Park. 
He is survived by a son Melvin (Hull De- 
partment — nights) and a daughter, Mrs. 
George Wire. He had been with the com- 
pany for about a year and a half, and prior 
to that, lived in Buffalo, New York. In 
passing, he leaves a host of good friends 
who will sincerely miss him. 

Carl F. Jackson (Hull clean-up) and 

By David F. Myrick 

his wife have just returned from a motor 
trip to the east. They visited many friends 
in his former home in Lusk, Wyoming, 
and then went on to visit his wife's friends 
in her native Terre Haute, Indiana. He 
says that it seemed twice as cold as it used 
to be, and that he still prefers California 
with all of its rain to the blizzards back 

Transition . . . Hank Wulf and Martin 
Koppel not long ago were in the hull as 
riveters. Now Koppel is an inspector and 
Wulf is having a grand time running 
around the ceiling of Building No. 4 as 
an overhead crane operator. 

Ed Savin, hull riveter, is back on the 
job after taking a tumble from the top 
of a ship a few weeks ago. He says he is 
feeling fine now, but after this expects 
to hold on a little tighter. 


Due to the change in supervision, a 
few more leadmen's jobs were opened, and 
some of the boys who always thought they 
would make good leadmen, at last have 
been given the opportunity to prove how 
good (or bad) they really are. 

Well, I guess that ancient adage still 
applies; You can't keep a good man down, 
especially if he is a Hull man! 

Consair goes to a party! Every other 
sheet or magazine goes to a party, so why 
can't we? Place: Al Leonard's home on 
Howard St. Al, who is better known as 
Patty O'Day, to his friends, threw a big 
party to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The 
Theme: A round or two of beer for all, and 
perhaps a bite to eat. Result: About mid- 
nite, Patty disappeared for about a half 
an hour only to show up with another 
quarter! Also handshakes and hangovers 
for the next week or so. 

I have heard of the rain causing lots of 
trouble, but when it won't even stop for a 
while to let that lovely lady of the links, 
Grayce Seybert have a good game of tee 
to cup on her day off, I say that's the last 

It rained so hard around town last 

By Bill Pettit 

month that Nick Tuevsky, the Nightin- 
gale of Moscow, was heard going from 
puddle to puddle singing the Vulga Boat- 

In fact, it has been raining so hard that 
Lloyd Embler, is busy working on a new 
style ark. (Nothing like being prepared.) 

Well, news is news, but yours truly 
must leave now, I hear that Lil' Bell ring- 
ing on the last ferry to take me to the 
south gate. 

Our attention has been brought to the 
fact that if we only had a cafeteria in 
good ol' Consair we could lock up the 
gates and stay here for the rest of our 
natural lives. Pleasant thought, eh, what? 
Seriously though, did you ever stop to 
realize the facilities we have in the factory? 
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By Lieut -Co iiulr. A. B. Vosseller, 
U. S. Navy 

[Reprinted from U. S. Naval Institute Proceed- 
ings, through their permission and that of the 
author. This presentation has been somewhat 
shortened due to space limitations.] 

THE enviable reputation of American 
Naval Aviation, so richly deserved 
after years of eflScient operations, is prob- 
ably based principally upon public interest 
in the rather spectacular phases of carrier 
aviation. Operating airplanes from a ship's 
deck far at sea in the face of many diffi- 
culties, and the precision with which such 
operations have been carried on year after 
year, have an appeal to the lay mind which 
is quite understandable, and a value which 
is readily apparent to even the most con- 
firmed landsman. While the flying boat 
type, extensively used during World War 
I, was instrumental in focusing naval in- 
terest upon the potentialities of aviation 
as an arm of the fleet, during the decade 
beginning in 1920 development of this 
type languished to a certain extent while 
primary attention was concentrated upon 
the perfection of carrier operations. The 
fact that the American Navy is the only 
one having any sizable and effective air 
component which can accompany the 
Fleet is eloquent testimony to the efficiency 
with which these developments have been 
carried on. 

With no attempt or intent to disparage 
the accomplishments of carrier aviation, 
it is nevertheless surprising to find that 
many experts, real and merely self-styled, 
have consistently overlooked the accom- 
plishments and possibilities of the patrol 
plane. Perhaps this is understandable since 
the Navy itself has made no attempt to 
publicize the accomplishments of the 
patrol wing. For example, mass flights of 
patrol planes to Honolulu, Panama, Alaska, 
and even to the Philippine Islands, have 
been consistently described by the Navy 
Department as merely routine. Routine 
though they have been, they have never- 
theless had more than their share of drama, 
and further, great promise of future ac- 

All naval officers are familiar with the 
sight of patrol planes, singly or in large 
groups, winging their way through fair 
weather and foul, over and around the 
Fleet. Because the big planes look large 
and deliberate, there is, perhaps, a tendency 
to regard them as lumbering and slow and, 
on the whole, rather ineffective. What is 
not appreciated is the fact that they not 
only can and do operate at tremendous 
distances from their bases and tenders 

through all sorts of weather, but also that 
they can, and undoubtedly will, deliver a 
tremendous offensive blow should our 
country ever become involved in war. 
The factor in a discussion of bombing 
types that interests us most, as naval of- 
ficers, is not that we ourselves may be 
bombed, but rather what type of plane is 
best far use against an enemy. 

Dismissing, momentarily, our carrier- 
based bombers, which are admirably suited 
for their task and are easily the peer of 
any in existence elsewhere in the world, 
let us consider the patrol plane and its 
place in any naval war in which the 
United States might become involved. It 
has long been recognized that the patrol 
plane, because of its great range, and 
ability to stay in the air for long periods, 
is a superb scout. Information is the first 
need of any commander, and hence the 
primary duty of the patrol plane is, as the 
name suggests, scouting or patrolling. 
Supply of vital information is such an 
important duty that, in the writer's opin- 
ion, successful discharge of this function 
has tended to obscure the patrol plane's 
value as a bomber. 

What are the characteristics of the 
patrol plane which make it so well suited 
for its tasks? What are the characteristics 
of the airplane which cause public imagi- 
nation to seize upon it so readily as the 
ideal instrument of war? The suggestion 
is ventured that these are the ease and 
speed with which an airplane can reach an 
objective and, under certain circum- 
stances, the relative invulnerability it 
possesses while delivering a destructive 
and nerve-shattering blow to its target. 
In considering any instrument of war, the 
layman is handicapped by a lack of in- 
timate knowledge of the engineering 
principals which go into the design of the 
weapon. This is particularly true of the 
airplane, because the engineering which 
goes into its design is so very intimately 
interwoven with the characteristics de- 
sired in the finished product. Certainly 
no instrument of war is more carefully 
and perfectly engineered for its intended 
purpose! It is believed that this fact un- 
derlies a great many misconceptions con- 
cerning the airplane, and particularly the 
patrol plane. The mere fact that a large 
airplane can sustain itself in the air is 
still a source of some astonishment to 
many; is it surprising, therefore, that some 
amateur strategists reach incorrect con- 
clusions when they evaluate desirable stra- 
tegic or tactical considerations without 
regard to the engineering possibilities of 
the airplane? On the contrary such errors 
are quite natural, and it is with hope of 

clearing up some of these misconceptions 
that this article is written. 

Without reference to their order of rela- 
tive importance, the main characteristics 
of any airplane are: 

(a) Its top and cruising speeds 

(b) Its landing speed 

(c) Its range 

(d) Its endurance in the air 

(e) Its load-carrying capacity 

(f) Its size 

(g) Its cost 

Other features which are of particular 
importance for military or naval use are 
the facility with which the airplane can be 
handled, both in the air and on the ground, 
and the defensive or offensive character- 
istics which can be provided. 

The question of speed is one of the 
most difficult and important ones which 
we should consider. It is, in a way, un- 
fortunate that speed has become so highly 
emphasized, because it has given rise, in 
some cases, to entirely erroneous impres- 
sions of the value and utility of various 
types of aircraft. 

The bomber must depend primarily 
upon altitude and surprise to get home 
his attacks successfully. Speed will always 
be most welcome as a means of cutting 
down losses from enemy fighters and re- 
ducing the time under anti-aircraft fire 
should the effort at surprise fail. However, 
since bombers can never hope to have as 
much speed as the fighters, they can never 
hope to elude the fighters by this means. 
In any event, far at sea, which is where 
we want to do any bombing of the enemy, 
the bombers have only carrier-based 
fighters to face, and it is unlikely that 
their number will be comparable to that 
which would be expected in an attack on 
a strongly defended shore base. Losses must 
be expected, but should the bombers be 
fortunate enough to hit their first objec- 
tive, the enemy carriers, they can then 
expect to operate almost without op- 

In any consideration of bombing air- 
craft, greater attention should be paid to 
the bomb-carrying capacity' and the range 
of the airplane than to the speed alone. 
Recognizing that the bomber is essentially 
a load-carrying aircraft, aeronautical 
authorities agree that sufficient power 
cannot be included to make the bomber 
superior or even equal in speed to a fighter 
or specially designed interceptor. 

Common misconception has the speed 
of an airplane directly related to its load- 
carrying capacitT,'. While the two are re- 
lated, the relationship is neither simple 
nor direct. What connection there is de- 
rives principally from the fact that the 

April, 1941 


load-carrying airplane is generally designed 
with a larger wing area, and, in addition, 
frequently employs an airfoil section in 
which lifting capacity rather than low 
drag is emphasized. Likewise, in order to 
enclose its load, the load-carrying airplane 
has a large hull or fuselage, which in- 
creases frontal resistance as well as parasite 
drag. Both factors are prejudicial to high 
speed. From this the reader may deduce 
that the flying boat falls in the classifica- 
tion of the heavy load-carrying airplane. 
This is true, although the patrol plane's 
greater size comes automatically from its 
dependence upon a boat hull for landing 
and taking off. This greater size auto- 
matically results in a greater volumetric 
capacity for the large flying boat, but, 
quite unexpectedly, a further advantage 
results in a reduction of the necessary 
structural weight. This is because the 
hull of the boat not only serves to enclose 
the crew but also serves as a landing and 
taking-off medium. The landplane, on 
the other hand, must carry landing gear 
which is only so much dead weight when 
it is in the air. 

The Lilienthal Memorial Lecture, in 
193 8, was dehvered by Mr. Igor L Sikor- 
sky upon the subject of "The Large Fly- 
ing Boat." In the course of his paper he 
analyzed the problem of long-range air 
transport very fully, comparing the large 
landplane with the flying boat from both 
the theoretical and practical standpoints. 
The following extracts are quoted from 
his lecture: (The italics have been added.) 

"These and other conditions are respon- 
sible for the fact that medium or small 
size flying boats are in general less efficient 
than corresponding types of landplanes, 
the advantages of the landplanes being 
particularly pronounced in small ships. 
However, in the very large machines, the 
conditions beconte different. 

"In medium sizes, between ten and 
twenty tons, a well-designed flying boat 
would normally have a somewhat smaller 
structural weight. In large sizes the flying 
boat becomes the substantially lighter one 
of the two. 

"As the size increases, the structural 
weight of the flying boat hull, with side 
floats, decreases in per cent of the gross 
weight. The weight of the landplane fuse- 
lage may decrease slightly, or it may re- 
main the same according to the design. 
The weight of the landing gear tends to 
increase substantially. This can be under- 
stood from the fact that the structural 
weight of the wheels increases faster than 
the carrying capacity. Furthermore, the 
height of the aircraft above the ground 
becomes greater which calls for an in- 
crease in the structural weight of the sup- 

porting members on top of the increase in 
proportion to loads carried. Finally, heavy 
concentrated loads, huge doors to permit 
retracting the landing gear, etc., also call 
for an unproportionately heavier struc- 
tural weight. 

"Investigations of large ships disclose 
that under similar conditions of pay load, 
accommodations on board, power plant, 
gross weight, etc., the landplane would 
have a structural weight of at least 5 to 
6 tons more in the class of 100-ton air- 

"The results of the study of relative 
efficiency of sea and landplanes of different 
sizes may be briefly summarized as fol- 
lows: In small sizes the landplane is more 
efficient. In intermediate sizes the two 
types become comparable with the land- 
plane having a greater operating speed, 
while the flying boat, a better useful lift- 
ing capacity, because of small structural 
weight. In larger sizes of about 100 ton 
or more, the flying boat becomes superior 
in nearly every respect. 

"A resume of the analysis brings us to 
the following conclusion: 

"The service in general strongly sug- 
gests a large aircraft in preference to a 
series of small ones. This is dictated by 
the necessity for large, competent flying 
crews and extensive radio and naviga- 
tion equipment that are necessarily inde- 
pendent of the size of the ship and cargo 
carried. It is further necessitated by the 
ample room needed. In larger sizes the fly- 
ing boat appears to be definitely superior 
with respect to its general efficiency and 
all-around performance characteristics. Be- 
sides offering greater actual safety and a 
better feeling of security for long over- 
water flights, the ship offers better pro- 
tection from forced landing because its 
lighter weight will insure superior per- 
formance and higher ceiling with part of 
the power units out of commission. It 
further offers advantages in safety and 
service by the fact that it has at its dis- 
posal thousands of square kilometers of 
inland water in case of bad weather near 
its destination, as compared with the few 
airports of hardly a couple of square kilo- 
meters for the landplane. In vieti/ of all 
this, the author believes that the huge 
flying boat will represent the more ef- 
ficient and practical type of transport air- 
craft for future intercontinental travel." 

The bombing plane is essentially a long- 
range gun, its principal utility being its 
range; its weakness, the fact that it must 
return to its base to reload. The natural 
effort is, therefore, to increase the range so 
that the enemy may be destroyed long 
before he threatens our coast, to increase 
the bomb load, to increase the hitting 

power, and lastly, to increase the spccJ 
to assist in evading enemy interference 
and to hasten the return in case further 
attacks are necessary. The first two of 
the desirable objectives enumerated above 
force us to a large airplane, and since the 
large seaplane, as has been pointed out, is 
superior to the large landplane in all three 
of the fundamental respects, the reasons 
for its preference are clear. 

So much for the flight characteristics of 
the airplane Itself. Even though the suit- 
ability of the patrol plane for its primary 
mission of scouting and its secondary one 
of bombing be granted, the picture is not 
complete without considering the logistic 
problem. It Is In operating flexibility and 
the comparative ease with which the logis- 
tic problem may be handled that the pa- 
trol plane is without a peer. Naval officers 
are acutely aware of the vital necessity for 
proper fleet bases, supply depots, and an 
adequate train. All aircraft need compa- 
rable facilities, although the patrol plane Is 
as nearly independent of fixed bases as any 
type of craft can be. While patrol planes 
must have base facilities, the fact is not 
well recognized that since these planes 
operate from the surface of the water, 
they need not In war time be restricted to 
large prepared fields, hangars, or supply 
depots. They can be, and are, effectively 
and efficiently operated from movable 
tenders and are thus relieved of the neces- 
sity of returning always to a certain fixed 
locality. The Importance of this In a war In 
which air bases, and particularly their 
landing areas, are vulnerable to bombing 
attacks Is readily apparent. 

Until recently the United States Navy 
has been woefully short of aircraft tenders. 
This deficiency is now rapidly being cor- 
rected and, once the process Is complete, 
the resulting Increase In flexibility and ef- 
ficiency of operations should be truly sur- 
prising. Ships can carry surprisingly large 
amounts of supplies and personnel, and In 
an emergency tankers, freighters, and 
passenger vessels are available for this ser- 
vice in profusion. Thus In war time the 
patrol plane will be able to go wherever 
ships can go. It is this release from fixed 
ground facilities that gains for the patrol 
plane its great advantage. Any small 
harbor, cove, little-used fishing port, is- 
land, river, or coral atoll can be made 
suitable for patrol plane operations if there 
is good holding ground for the anchors and 
sufficient room for planes to taxi to and 
from their take-off area. Such facilities are 
Improved if conditions permit tenders and 
supply vessels to enter, but this Is not an 
absolute necessity, since such bases as those 
enumerated can be prepared at any time by 
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ORGANIZED about a year ago, the 
Consair Athletic Association, now 
strengthened by the addition of a number 
of new men, is looking forward to a suc- 
cessful season of activities. 

The purpose of this group has been to 
find means of caring for employees injured 
in competition and to promote athletic 
activities in the plant. 

Fred Grossher, who has been President 
of the Association since its inception, has 
been forced to resign due to the pressure 
of other work. At a meeting in the near 
future a new set of officers will be elected. 

It is proposed to choose a Commissioner 
for each sport from the Association, who 
will work in cooperation with the Athletic 
branch of the Welfare Department. 

Membership in the Club is open to all 
employees of the plant; there are no dues 
and the work of the group is deserving 
of the support of every plant worker in- 
terested in sports. 

TTie Welfare Department is limited in 
its ability to supply equipment, traveling 
expenses and many other things that come 
up in connection with the promotion of 
Athletics. This is where the Association 
can fill a needed want and can raise funds 
by giving dances, etc. At the present time 
it boasts a nice little nest egg, and has 
helped many players in the payment of 
doctor bills and X-rays for injuries re- 
ceived while participating in inter-depart- 
ment competition. 

Watch for announcements of big doins' 
in the near future, as plans are being 
worked out to put Consair Recreational 
activities on a "Big Time basis." 

Thanks for listenin'. 


Consolidated's Annual Golf Tourna- 
ment is being scheduled for June follow- 
ing the County Open and Amateur Cham- 
pionships which are held in May. 

This is always one of the bright spots 
in the Consair sports calendar, and a record 
turnout is expected. 

All employees are eligible to play. The 
method, rules, etc., will be drawn up by 
a committee composed of golfers from the 
plant. This information will be published 
in next month's Consolidator. 


After a bang-up smoker and open house 
meeting, Consair's Boxing Club has gained 
a number of new enthusiasts and under 
the able leadership of President Lewis 
Muzzy of Wing and Vice-President Burton 
Rogers, it is fast rounding into shape as 
one of the plant's best recreation groups. 

The smoker, held at the Club's quarters 
in the Logan Center on Kearney Ave., was 
featured by a number of Boxing Bouts and 
talks by John Perry, local referee and Ath- 
letic Director of Herbert Hoover High 
School, and J. R. Dunkel, Parachute 

Perry, who has coached some of the 
coast's leading fighters, talked on the bene- 
fits of boxing from a recreational and body 
building standpoint. 

Dunkel, an Inspector in Final Assembly, 
and holder of many world's records in 
Parachute work, told an interesting story 
of his life, highlighted by some hair-raising 
experiences In connection with his years of 
parachuting and flying. 

The boxing card made up entirely of 
members of the club, who are all Consoli- 
dated employees, furnished a lot of fun and 
thrills. Those participating in this part of 
the program were: A. C. Eastman, Experi- 
mental; Burton Rogers, Wing; D. E. Gip- 
son. Metal Bench; H. L. Slack, Hull; 
Everett Davis, Mach. Shop; George Ocam- 
po, Final Assembly; Jim Leisure, Wing; 
R. J. Callahan, Cletius Froreich, Final 

Herman Froreich and Ralph Smith are 
supervising and coaching at the meetings 
which are held every Wednesday night at 
the Logan Center. Those interested are in- 
vited to join the Club. There are no dues 
and instruction is free. 

As usual, Hull's basketball team, capa- 
bly managed by Fred Crossher and Mike 
Brooks, carried off many of the South- 
land's Casaba honors, besides taking the 
Plant championship for the fifth year. 

The team captured the City League and 
the local A.A.U. tourney, playing under 
sponsorship of Baranov Jewelers, winning 
the A.A.U. trophy and individual gold 
basketballs. Nate Baranov also presented 

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the players with Consolidated Emblem 
rings, for their fine showing. 

Hull's team also holds wins over the 
strong barnstorming House of David 
Giants, and took third place in the in- 
vitational A.A.U. Santa Monica tourney, 
where Tommy Johnson won a trophy as 
the "most valuable player of the tourna- 
ment." The team members also received 
third place medals. 

The team lost no glory in dropping a 
close game to the L. A. Bank of America 
five, winners of the L.A. A.A.U. title and 
representative of the Southern Pacific area 
at the National A.A.U. meet in Denver, 

Outstanding in all competition was the 
clowning of Captain Don Peterson, the 
ball-hawking of the towering Art Stoelt- 
ing and the sharp shooting of Tommy 
Johnson, high scorer in the plant and 
A.A.U. leagues. 

A fighting squad froin top to bottom, 
the members of Hull's championship team 
and their former affiliations: 

Don Peterson, Captain, Spencer Mer- 
chants and House of David. 

Tommy Johnson, Hoover High School 
and State College. 

Art Stoelting, Central Iowa College and 
House of David. 

Bob White, Hoover High School and 
State College. 

Sam Shepard, Kansas State and Neisi- 
smith League. 

Harold Sarkela, Univ. of Oregon and 
Signal Oil Co. of Portland. 

Clifton Bradley, Holt High School, 
Missouri and Marines. 

John Kunkle, Hoover High School and 
I.W.O. of San Diego. 

Jerry Eldridge, Las Vegas High School 
and Marines. 

Al Leonard, Asst. Water Boy. 

Mike Brooks, Assistant Manager. 

Fred Grossher, Manager. 


Due to many requests and the popu- 
larity of past tennis tournaments, the 
1941 annual Men's Tennis Singles will be 
played at the North Park Municipal 
Courts in the near future. It has been 
thought best to schedule the matches for 
Sundays, and make the rules, as to de- 
faults for non-appearance, etc., rather 
strict, in view of the large number of 
entrees expected, so the tournament can 
be played off in a reasonable length of 

Suitable trophies will be awarded, and 
because of the large number of tennis en- 
thusiasts at Consolidated, plenty of keen 
competition will be seen. 

Homer Shayler of Production, as winner 
of the 1940 men's singles, has his name en- 
graved on the beautiful perpetual trophy, 
donated by the management, and he is on 
deck again this year to defend his title. 

Some of the other racqueteers expected 
to stiffen this year's competition are: Hud- 
son of Woodshop; Widmer and McClaren 
of Engineering; Shayler of Production; 
Bugg of Wing and McGowan of Final 

1. Best two out of three sets consti- 
tute a match. 

2. Winners of the first round can rest 
till the following Sunday. 

(Continued on page 271 


Homer Shaylor intends to retain his 
1940 title despite the many tennis en- 
thusiasts and newcomers to Consolidated. 
Hudson, Kellogg, Sjoblom, Boyle, Lock- 
wood, Bishop, and many others of our 
tennis boys of the past year will again try 
to last out till the finals. Frank O'Connor 
is certain of the "Consolation trophy"; 
but, so is Jim Syren, 1940 finalist. 

The Lockwood-Boyle doubles team can't 
forget their 6-2, 6-2 loss in the 1940 
doubles finals to the Shaylor-Sjoblom com- 

By Matt Wielopolski 

According to last reports there has been 
some talk about having our wives and 
girl-friends play in a special mixed-doubles 
tourney. As soon as the Irish have had 
their fun and the San Diegans their rain. 
Bill Gilchrist and Ralph Smith will begin 
preparations for the Fifth Consair Tennis 

Al Vernon, the leader of last year's 
tennis committee, says that, — "The im- 
portant thing is not winning, but taking 
part; the essential thing is not conquering, 
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Left, Stepping out onto the wing of a Consolidated PT all ready for the jump, on August 
15, 1929. Right, J. R. Dunkel in his "jumpin' clothes," August 28, 1940. 


WE have among our number here at 
Consolidated quite a number of 
persons who have back of them outstand- 
ing achievements in the realm of aviation, 
who are now lending their all in the co- 
operative efforts of national defense work. 
To our attention has come the record of 
past performances of J. R. Dunkel, who 
ought at least, to be one person who can 
jump without the jitters, for he is one of 
the foremost parachutists. Dunkel is em- 
ployed in Final Inspection in the electrical 
group. To the world and fraternity of 
parachute jumpers he is known, as he puts 
it, as "Or Uncle Joe" . . . maybe because 
he has been jumping as a profession for 
the past 3 1 years. He has jumped more 
parachutes than any man alive anywhere 
in the world so far as he knows, and has 
yet to receive a broken bone or serious 

The paint was scarcely dry on the early 
Consolidated Model PTs, the early Con- 
solidated Army trainers that sort of started 
Consolidated out on this big business of 
airplane manufacturing, when Dunkel 
climbed aboard and used them for his 
jumping off into a lot of thin air. To date 
Dunkel has chalked up quite a record. He 
has made 1128 jumps, ranging from one 
on August 28th, 1940 from 31,800 feet 
(with a landing within 400 feet of his 
goal). (Probably this is the highest alti- 
tude from which anyone has jumped in 
the U. S.) on down to what he calls a 
"little airing out party" at 2,000 feet. 

According to Dunkel, parachutes in 
the early days were built on the trial and 
error method and they all used to build 
their own. When an error occurred it seems 
they never heard of it from the jumper, 
but you can rest assured the newspapers 

carried the story. Dunkel has been asso- 
ciated with several of the parachute com- 
panies and has contributed ideas, many of 
which are now incorporated in standard 
parachute designs, and he has trained or 
known most all of the outstanding para- 
chutists. Ernest Udet, the famous German 
pilot and now in charge of parachute ac- 
tivities for Germany, was ironically in- 
structed for two years by Dunkel. For the 
past six years he has acted as chief of the 
Parachute Events at the National Air 
Races and he has been associated with the 
National Air Races for the past 14 years. 
Some advice gleaned from his long (and 
successful) experience with parachutes is 
as follows: 

"Don't forget that your chute is your 
best friend in time of need. Service it reg- 
ularly, at a place that is equipped properly 
to do the job to meet the specific condi- 
tions under which you operate. A damp 
chute might mildew. Mildew will deterior- 
ate the material of which your chute is 
made and shorten its life. Oil and grease 
will deteriorate the material rapidly also. 
If dropped into salt water, wash it in fresh 
water as soon as possible. It should be aired 
and dried thoroughly, in a dryer, before 
each re-packing. 

Be sure that your Parachute Rigger 
knows his job. 

When forced to abandon ship, proceed 
as follows: Be calm. Act deliberately. 
Clear all covering, then grasp the rip cord 
ring, jump and pull. Do not attempt to 
count anything. Tlie chute will function 

On landing, try to face your line of 
drift. Relax. Do not try to stand up on 
making contact with the earth. If the 
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On landing in a timbered country, cross 
your legs and place your forearms over 
your face. 

On landing in the water, tuck the swing 
under you as in a swing. After getting 
down to about 200 ft. of the water, re- 
lease your leg straps. Then release your 
breast strap, but hold the harness to- 
gether with your hands as in a swing. 

On making contact with the water, the 
chute will clear you easily. It will stay 
afloat a long time. Be calm and concentrate 
on a definite plan and carry it out. 

Your parachute has a certain amount 
of steerability. Properly handled you can 
travel a distance approximately 10% of 
your altitude, cross wind. Pull the riser 
down approximately 3 feet in the direction 
in which you wish to travel. 

Should you care to increase your rate 
of descent, as in the case of overshooting a 
predetermined mark, pull any riser to the 
extent of about 10 feet letting it go when 
about 50 feet from the ground. Have no 
fear of pulling down on the risers. They 
will all function properly when turned 

"And that set of rules," says Dunkel, 
means "Happy Landings." 


By Jimtnie Spiirgeon 

THOSE white topped tables scattered 
about the shop, with horns on, and 
commonly known as W. A. F.'s, will offer 
you shop Dr. Watsons some practice 
sleuthing. You see, our loft division of 
tool design has arrived at a solution for 
showing those hard-to-get-at parts on the 
tables. "Show 'em in phantom" says Head 
Man Van Meter. So, if you are looking 
for "someting and am not finding it," 
writing to Phantom Van and including 
two box tops for each question asking. 

Small Frye, Hiems chief shadow, thinks 
a contour is just a trip thru Sing Sing. 

Joe "Posie" Davis has been pressurized, 
if you are wondering where he got that 
blown-up look. The model 28 will have 
to work out its own problem now that 
Posie has been streamlined. 

Yardbird Smith, world's gift to lofting, 
has been troubled with those dum scales 
again. "To heck with them hunnerts" 
says he, "I'll use a shrink scale and save 
me eyes!" 

With spring at hand and so many of 
our single buddies getting that lonesome 
look, we point out Dean Strange of Loff 
Love College. The Dean is holding out for 
that front room sofa of his pa-in-law to 
be. Seems he's courted his gal so long 
that the sofa has become ,in obsession with 
him. He's afraid to ask for the sofa with- 
out asking for the gal and he's afraid he'll 
get the gal without the sofa. Anvone ex- 
perienced in such matters should kindly 
help out the professor in this extremely 
puzzling situation. 

April, 1941 



By Bob Harshaw 

WOODSHOP Bowling in the Friday 
night league, has won seven in a 
row; this puts us in tenth place. But Geo. 
Felger has received his call to aid Uncle 
Sam in the air service. George has been a 
star in a lot of the games — we'll sure miss 

Going to see his girl didn't prove to be 
so profitable for G. K. "Andy" Anderson. 
Andy stepped in to say hello to his girl, 
and somebody stole his car. 

Fishing hasn't been so hot lately ac- 
cording to "Mac" McGriffin. His latest 
alibi is that he spends most of his time 
bailing rain water out of the boat. Inas- 
much as a large umbrella would solve that 
simple problem, we suspect he's softening 
in the face of piscatorial competition. A 
new rival is in the making in "Beautiful" 
Bruce Robbins, who with Russell Shumate 
of Wing, is building a 16 ft. speedy run- 

Johnnie Howel of block crew is off the 
beam. He became quite interested in a 
picture of a beautiful girl on a calendar. 

nailed it to his bench and two days later 
he discovered it was a 1940 calendar! 
Johnnie says, "Women mix me up." 

Al Young has a new model ship and 
has great hopes of winning the next model 
airplane contest. 

Young Freddie Blencowe, our 60-year- 
old boy of the tent wood shop is receiving 
a good kidding because of his new chin 
whiskers. Don't let them get your goat 
Freddie, you can't grow hair on top of 
your head so your chin is the next best bet. 

Clarence Boyle, one of our genial inspec- 
tors, has been having visions of a little 
gray home in the west with roses, etc. And 
rumors are that he has done something 
about materializing them. He bought one 
in La Mesa. 

Having several of our boys off due to 
sickness this month, we extend our sym- 
pathy and best wishes for a quick recovery 
to all. 

J. Carlson, the lad who recently hurt 
his finger has been seen frequently at Rat- 
liffs. Looking for sympathy from the girls 


It seems that Steve Dodds has been pre- 
sented by Nature with a lovely lake for a 
front yard. Steve tells us he could have 
plenty of ducks to eat if the law would 
allow and he is considering buying a PBY 
if the present deluge keeps up, since he has 
lost faith in Ralph's Chevy (which could 
not be drowned — until it visited Dodds' 
Lake) . 

Are you bothered with mice at your 
house? Then see King of the Wood Shop 
Crib on means of capturing them. He is a 
mouser a la King. 

In spite of disagreeable weather Hol- 
comb, Leighton, and Spooner seem to 
have enjoyed their vacations and are back 
with plenty of pep to work another year. 

Sleepy Smitty leaves us to work among 
the day crew. He will be followed soon by 

By W. Lloyd Purstir 

Taylor, the gent who just got married 
the other day. 

Andy Anderson heard the bell on that 
new fire wagon Consair is getting, ring 
and all the fireman instinct called out for 
action, so Andy leaves us to join the fire 

All the boys buying new cars infected 
me with the fever and I find myself the 
possessor of a 1940 Chevy. It happens 
every time. 

Well folks we got Solomon's cigars Feb. 
21, 1941. The baby was a girl — Leona 
Joy — and was the papa proud! 

Have you noticed that knowing look in 
Gay's eye? It couldn't be that he is at 
last picking winners at the track across 
the border, or could it? 

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"We await with both interest and en- 
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dated B-24 in this country. It is the first 
American military aeroplane about which 
there can be no major criticisms." 

And here we have the "inspired" words 
of a Nazi spokesman, Berlin, Feb. 17: 

"Long distance bombers have often been 
mentioned in speeches and British state- 
ments, but thus far we have not had the 
pleasure of meeting them ourselves. We 
are interested in meeting them and are 
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WHAT is believed to be a record non- 
stop flight coast to coast for ships 
over 50,000 pounds gross weight was made 
in an easy jaunt from San Diego, Calif., 
to La Guardia Field, New York, February 
15-16, by one of the Consolidated Model 
32 long range four-engined heavy land 
bombers that was being delivered to Great 
Britain. Flown by George J. Newman with 
Jim Barwick as co-pilot, L. M. Mc- 
Cannon and Vic Cherniak serving as Flight 
Engineers, six British representatives made 
up the rest of the crew and served as ob- 
servers. The camouflaged plane took off at 
6:45, Saturday night, February 15 and 
was climbed up through the overcast to 
approximately 18,000 feet and this alti- 
tude was maintained almost into New 
York. Outside air temperature was -15 
degrees during most of the flight. Of 
course, it was necessary for the entire 
crew to use oxygen and they flew above 
the solid overcast clouds as far as Wichita, 
Kansas, where the ground was first sighted. 
It was again sighted for a few minutes at 
Kansas City and they saw the ground only 
once again over Dayton, Ohio. On two 
occasions the plane encountered moderate 
icing conditions and was forced to climb 
to 20,000 feet to fly over these areas. No 
attempt was made to try for a speed record 
as fuel consumption, range tests were be- 
ing run on the entire flight. About day- 
light after a short night's journey, a hole 
in the clouds was spotted and the plane 
let down through the clouds, coming out 
along the Potomac river near Quantico, 
Virginia. Very heavy cross winds had been 
encountered aloft (134 miles per hour, 
reported by Weather Bureau at 18,000) 
during much of this flight. Getting in 
contact with La Guardia Field, New York, 
they received permission to land with cau- 
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"A problem well defined," so runs an 
old saying, "is a problem half solved." In 
this day with all its high speed press and 
radio comment and jumble of news flashes, 
it is sort of a problem in many a mind to 
define just what constitutes Great Britain 
and why we are aiding them. 

A small booklet entitled "The Sun 
Never Sets on the British Empire" de- 
scribed as "some collected notes," gives a 
concise picture of the British Empire 
through its terse facts and comments and 
the use of nicely selected quotes. The con- 
clusion here quoted in full, is an excellent 
definition of the British Empire: 

"There is no precedent for the British Empire; 
no single reason for its structure and strength. 
It differs from all other empires, ancient and 
modern; and, in the panorama of history, stands 
apart. Like so many other achievements of the 
English people, it is difficult to explain, to de- 
scribe, to characterize or to fit into a pattern. 
Many things have contributed to its success: 

"The geographical position of the island home 
of the race; a population with a genius for sea- 
manship and a love of adventure; the early re- 

alization of national unity in England; the 
gradual evolution of a Constitution, designed to 
reconcile order and liberty, at once strong and 
flexible and adaptable to the needs of English- 
men in their scattered homes throughout the 
world; an early start in the race for indus- 
trial and commercial supremacy and the urge 
derived therefrom towards the acquisition of 
tropical possessions, yielding raw materials and 
offering markets; and, not least, a sensitive con- 
science and genuine desire, if imperfectly at- 
tained, to administer impartial justice and to pro- 
mote the peace of the world." 
A distinguished Canadian has written: "The Em- 
pire is united not by force but by goodwill. It 
means cooperation not compulsion. In it we live 
as free men." An American historian has added: 
"With all its shadows the history of the British 
Empire is the story of the steadily increasing free- 
dom of the individual citizen and of the free 
human spirit." The British Prime Minister has de- 

"We shall defend our island whatever the cost 
may be; we shall fight on beaches, landing 
grounds, in fields, in streets and on the hills. We 
shall never surrender and even if, which I do not 
for the moment believe, this island or a large 
part of it were subjugated and starving, then our 
empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by 
the British Fleet, will carry on the struggle 

until in God's good time the New World, with 
all its power and might, sets forth to the libera- 
tion and rescue of the Old." 

Preston Lockwood and Allen McCarty 
are the authors of "The Sun Never Sets 
on the British Empire." — Both are mem- 
bers of the Bar of the State of New York. 
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of wishes for the future. P.S. Are we too 
mercenary to think of cigars? . . . We 
(editorially speaking) wish to take this 
opportunity to offer our profound apol- 
ogies to Marie Graham for her "Barefoot" 
title in last month's issue, but I still can't 
see what difference those little green sox 
could have made. . . . According to the 
copy that was turned in to me the "Call of 
Adventure" has hit the Spares Dept. again. 
It seems that a party comprising Evelyn 
"Cue-Ball" Parkins, Helen Booth, Bob 
Bouton, Leith Maclver and Mr. and Mrs. 
Lowell Reed took a week-end off and 
journeyed down to Ensenada. Before they 
left, the rest of us were each promised an 
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With no regard for the nsing 
cost of living, Reddy Kilowatt, 
representing local electric 
rates, AGAIN 'bails out" on 
a $200,783 descent toward 
the land of still lower electric 
iving. This will be Reddy s 
eighth 'jump" since 1934 for 
a total decrease in annual 
electric bills of $i,306,893. 
This reduction will apply largely 
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and commercial customer. 

hear "tall" fish stories? But I have never 
heard of an abalone story — they blamed it 
on the rough water.) However the party 
was taken through Jack Dempsey's Hotel 
and had some swell swimming at Rosarito 
Beach. P.S. I still think that they left 
some of the high spots of the trip out of 
the report that was turned in to me. . . . 
Anyone interested in the various types of 
cacti should consult Martin Gallagher. 
He is especially educated on the type that 
he fell into up near Torrey Pines. . . . On 
Saturday, March 8, Russ Gaughen gal- 
lantly offered to drive Evelyn Parkins, 
Ernie Browning and yours truly into town. 
Due to a bribe of liquid refreshments, 
Ernie and I changed a tire that had become 
flat during the day. Now what Ernie and 
I want to know Ru5S, is when do we get 
those drinks? ... As was suggested earlier 
in the column, we have discovered, un- 
fortunately, that a certain blonde mem- 
ber of the Dept. has a great weakness in 
regards to the horses. . . . Then too it seems 
that one of the boys discovered that when 
on Kearny Mesa, one should stay on the 
road, especially in wet weather. . . . Sub- 
sequent to Ernie Browning's new job with 
the office gang, Frank McCachern is now 
the chief slave driver of the Spares Crib. 
. . . Since we last went to press, we have 
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appropriations as their party was being escorted on a tour of inspection with local naval and 
Consolidated officials March 6th. 

Pictured left to right are: Edgar N. Gott, Consolidated Vice-President and Public Relations 
Director; Representative Harry R. Sheppard of California; Representative Noble J. Johnson of 
Indiana; Representative Harry P. Beam of Illinois; Representative Albert Thomas of Texas; 
Rear Admiral Chas. A. Blakely, Commandant 11th Naval District; Lieut. Comdr. R. S. Taylor; 
and William F. Ingold, Director of Plant Protection, Consolidated. 


THE club welcomes Elwood Collins, 
aviation pilot U.S.N. , as its new flight 
instructor. Collins has in excess of 1500 
hours on Navy planes and has piloted ser- 
vice planes on several notable flights such 
as mass PBY flights from San Diego to 
Panama, and San Diego non-stop to Pensa- 
cola, Fla. He has a keen interest in private 
flying to the extent of writing his own 
book on instructing students for private 

Tom Tierney is in the Army now — as a 
flying cadet. We all will feel his loss but 
he has a chance for flight training that 
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Operation from Pick's field has proven 
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By Barney Farley 

practical in many ways. Pieks, themselves, 
are certainly doing their bit to make our 
new location pleasant as well as con- 

Kastahlon is reported taking the ad- 
vanced CAA flight course. Another mem- 
ber on the road up- 

Meetings have been held at Miles Blaine's 
and Steve Brown's homes. The refresh- 
ments have been excellent! 

Several members are taking a night 
course in meteorology at San Diego even- 
ing high school. Miles Blaine is going up 
for his 2 5 rating before long. Steve Brown 
is reported to have his eye on an instruc- 
tor's rating. 

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the famed 200-inch telescope mirror 
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A judge had concluded a hearing with 
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By Frank Thomas 
Chief Tompkins and our friend "Calif. 
Sunshine" both returned on St. Patrick's 
Day — Gil Harris shooting his best at South 
Bay, 4 matches-4 medals — "Daffodil" Ho- 
bart improving his marksmanship under 
"Bingo" Baxter with a party gun — Folsom 
a great hand at duck hunting on paper — 
Daggett parting with a few bucks to see 
four burlesque queens — Williams, Kilgore, 
and Handley all with a sweet tooth for fine 
cut — Bill Gates on the road to recovery 
and anxious to try out his stripes — "Sher- 
iff" Teater under an alias when he made 
the front pages helping Uncle Sam at 
Carlsbad — Ruden and Rollberg keeping 
Ole Man River out of Gate 1 on "that" 
morning — Bill Ford with a special Fire- 
man's carr}^ giving aid to a personnel girl 
— Williams and Warnock in doubt about 
our "Heaven on Earth" — Markowitz serv- 
ing as escort for ex-Gov. LaFoUette and 
Jack Sterrett out walking the F. B. I. — 
Capt. Jones on a Valley trip and encounter- 
ing some Sunday drivers — Cowboy Bean 
shooting like he did in the old days — and 
Doc Beadner, an aspiring Plant Policeman 
till the Fire Dept. received their new 

April, 1941 



(Continued from page 19) 

3. Losers of the first round will be 
matched again, and will play a sec- 
ond match for a place in the "Con- 
solation" tournament. 

4. Consolation to be run off concur- 
rently with the main tournament. 

5. Players not appearing within IS 
minutes of the scheduled time will 
be considered "default." 

6. Each player is requested to furnish 
one new Pennsylvania ball. Balls 
will be available at the courts. 

7. To enter your name for the tourna- 
ment it is necessary to turn in a 
card furnished for this purpose. 
These cards are available from and 
may be turned back to, any of the 
gatemen or to Ralph Smith, Ath- 
letic Director. 

Be sure to note your name, address, 
phone number, clock number and whether 
day or night shift. Get entry blanks at 
the Welfare Office. 


ConsoliilateJ's All-star Baseball team 
has entered the Aircraft league which is 
composed of Northrup, Vega, Norcrafters, 
Vega "B", Lockheed, Vultee, Lockheed 
"38", and Consolidated. 

Games will be played every Sunday. 
Consair has a pretty hot ball club and 
should show the northerners some of the 
finer points of the game. You baseball 
fans should come out and support your 
team at these games! 

The team is managed by Athes Sada 
who plays in the outer garden, and will 
be composed of new faces in most spots as 
Mel Skelly and Del OUver, have gone to 
Spring Training. Ernie Holman is work- 
ing for a contractor on the new plant, 
Willingham and Felix Aguirre have re- 

April 6, Consolidated, open. . . . April 
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Vultee at Consolidated. . . . April 27, Vega 
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Consolidated. . . . May 11, Consolidated- 
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On April 6 th, the Sunday following the 
San Diego City Table Tennis Tournament, 
the Los Angeles at San Diego Intercity 
Table Tennis Match will be held begin- 
ning at 2:00 p.m. at the Consolidated Em- 
ployees Club, Seventh Ave. and "E" Street. 
This event is sanctioned by the United 
States Table Tennis Association. Six San 
Diegans including Consolidated employees 
Victor Richmond, John Bergstrom, and 
Carl Heyl will attempt to defeat an ad- 
mittedly stronger L. A. team. 


By Poggi 

With two victories over Hoover High 
School under their belts, the Consolidated 
Hockey team traveled to Long Beach on 
March 22nd to meet the Long Beach Cubs. 

The Cubs have played most of the 
Southern California ice hockey teams, but 
garnered only one victory, a 7 to 5 de- 
cision over Loyola University. The Con- 
solidated pucksters hope to add to the 
Long Beach Cubs' string of defeats. This 
will be the first meeting of the Consoli- 
dators with an experienced squad. 

The team will have complete uniforms 
for this game. A shipment of new hockey 
pants for the entire squad has brightened 
up their uniforms. The uniform now con- 
sists of green and white striped socks and 
jerseys with scarlet pants. Team members 
are now bending their efforts toward se- 
curing sufficient pads and gloves to provide 
adequate protection. 

Coach Howard Howe feels confident 
that he has material for a successful team. 
Practice sessions have been increased to 
two hours every Sunday morning, seven 
to nine. 



By Lois Campbell 
Last month we bowled two matches, 
one with the inspectors' team and the 
other with the wives of some of the men 
in the office. On the Inspectors team were 
Messrs. Harrison, Colclasure, Buzzell, 
Howe and Wernsing. I don't know 
whether the fellows were over confident 
or if it was just their oflf day (and I don't 
know why I'm making excuses for them 
either) but anyhow we won the match — 
(Continued on page 30) 

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caching ashore suflficient stocks of fuel 
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scouting airplane. While it is true that the 
patrol plane, because of its range and en- 
durance, is superbly fitted to act as the 
long-range scout or air cruiser, it also rep- 
resents one of the few successful dual- 
purpose types afloat, either in the air or 
in the water. Consider the suitability of 
the patrol plane as a bomber as well as a 
long-range scout. This dual suitability au- 
tomatically arises from its great weight- 
carrying capacity, range, and ability to 
reach high ceilings which are results of its 
inherent characteristics as well as its speed 
advantage over the large landplane. 

Several other fortunate circumstances 
result automatically from the necessary 
features of patrol plane design. The first 
of these is the greater protective gun 
power inherent in patrol planes, their size 
and shape making it easy to provide gun 
stations in adequate number and to equip 
these with guns of larger caliber. An im- 
portant corollary is that additional space 
makes the guns easier to serve, further 
augmenting the value of the defensive 
armament provided. Another consideration 
is that gun mounts, particularly the larger 
power-operated mounts, fair in better in 
the nose, tail, and tunnel gun positions, 
with less drag penalty upon their use in a 
patrol plane design than in a smaller 

The foregoing applies to the newest 
patrol planes only. Improvements are be- 
ing made in the present models of the 
PBY series now in wide service use and 
those in manufacture will be delivered 
with much improved defensive armament. 
Enemy fighters required to attack any of 
the Navy's new patrol planes will find 
them extremely formidable antagonists, 
with no blind angles whatever and with a 
concentration of fire in the areas most sub- 
ject to attack. Patrol planes in formation 
should be immune to attack except by 
vastly superior numbers of enemy fighters. 

A second element inherent in patrol 
plane design (size) permits installation of 
excellent personnel accommodations. The 
accommodations, even in our new patrol 
planes, are neither luxurious nor commodi- 
ous, yet comfortable bunks are provided, 
a certain amount of room is available in 
which to move around and shake out the 
kinks, and there are limited galley facili- 
ties. These accommodations are sufficient 
to maintain the crew at a high degree of 
personal efficiency, particularly in war 
time, and provide the added advantage 
that the crews will be able to live aboard 
their airplanes for limited periods. 

The psychological, as well as the practi- 
cal, advantages of flying over water in a 
, seaplane rather than in a landplane are 

m page 1 7 ) 

perfectly apparent. A patrol plane shot 
down in the immediate theater of action 
has some chance of effecting repairs and 
taking off again, or at least of having the 
crew rescued by some friendly ship; 
whereas a landplane down at sea under 
these circumstances will be washed off the 
books 99 times out of a hundred, whether 
the forced landing is the result of enemy 
action or accident. It is an interesting and 
commonly overlooked fact that whereas 
the landplane without flotation commonly 
suffers fatal damage in a landing at sea, 
the same is not true with respect to the sea- 
plane forced down upon the land. The 
flying boat would probably suffer less dam- 
age than a large landplane from an emerg- 
ency landing ashore, because the land- 
plane's wheels are of little value, except 
on prepared fields, and if a "wheels up" 
landing is made, the landplane fuselage 
is not as well equipped to take the shock 
as is the seaplane hull. In this connection 
there are an astonishing number of water 
landing places, suitable for use by large 
seaplanes, scattered over almost the entire 
United States. The existence of these land- 
ing places has been well recognized for 
some time and accounts for the large 
number of "big boats" which have flown 
directly across the United States. 

Besides the Giiba which made several 
crossings, the XPB2Y-1 flew across non- 
stop in an elapsed time of 1 3 hours for the 
President's inspection in 1939, then turned 
around and went back the same way. An 
export version of the PBY type for the 
Royal Air Force was flown across the con- 
tinent by Consolidated Aircraft incident 
to its delivery, as was American Exports' 
survey airplane. The airplane for the 
R.A.F. landed at Buffalo to rest the crew 
and to refuel before proceeding to Bot- 
wood, Newfoundland, for the Atlantic 
crossing. There have also been several un- 
heralded flights of patrol planes across the 
southern part of the United States from 
San Diego to the Gulf of Mexico. 

TTie exploits of the Cuba, Mr. Richard 
Archbold's commercial version of a stand- 
ard Navy PBY converted for use as a unit 
of the American Museum of Natural His- 
tory expedition to New Guinea, were re- 
ported rather extensively in the aero- 
n.iutical magazines at the time. Its cruise 
has, however, never been generally recog- 
nized as the magnificent achievement it 
was. This cruise was so prophetic of what 
has here been said of the adaptability and 
flexibility of large flying boat operations 
that it is considered worth while to retell 
the story briefly. 

Mr. Archbold's first Cuba was flown 
cross-country to New York for the instal- 
lation of certain special radio equipment 
and while there, was purchased by the 
Soviet Government. With Sir Hubert 
Wilkins in command the plane engaged in 

April, 1941 


Looking to the future, Consoli- 
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the Arctic search for Levanevsky, the Rus- 
sian explorer lost there with his crew. 

A similar plane was immediately pur- 
chased by Mr. Archbold and in prepara- 
tory training flights the plane was flown 
cross-country to New York once and to 
Miami twice. 

On June 10, 193 8, the new Cuba com- 
pleted its 3 -lap flight to New Guinea, the 
stops en route being at Hawaii and Wake 
Island, and the 7,178-mile flight was com- 
pleted without incident in 51 hours and 
5 minutes. 

The principal need for an airplane on 
this expedition (to the interior of New 
Guinea to collect zoological data pertain- 
ing to birds, mammals, and plants) was 
in transferring supplies and personnel in- 
land to the otherwise almost inaccessible 
scene of the exploration. 

Approximately 150 flights were made 
from Hollandia (the base of the expedi- 
tion) on the north coast of New Guinea to 
Lake Habbema and the Eidenberg River. 

Lake Habbema is approximately 300 
miles inland and at an altitude of 12,000 
feet, and the fact that the Giiba repeat- 
edly landed and took off at this altitude 
is a real tribute to the airplane and pilots. 
During one 10-day period 110 men and 
60,000 pounds of supplies were transported 
by air. Some idea of how this must have 
expedited matters for the explorers can be 
gained from the fact that this trip is 
reported to take 3 months on foot 
through the jungle! 

It is obvious that just an airplane would 
not have been enough. It had to be a sea- 
plane in order to use the only possible 
take-off and landing areas in the midst of 
the jungle, the lakes and rivers provided 
by nature. 

The expedition ended in May, 1939, and 
shortly thereafter, having been commis- 
sioned by the Australian Government to 
make a survey flight across the Indian 
Ocean, the Guha started out on its home- 
ward-bound trip, around the world! The 
route was to Australia; thence across the 
Indian Ocean to Mombasa, Kenya Colony 
on the African East Coast; thence across 
Africa to Dakar, Senegal, in French Af- 
rica; and from there nonstop to St. 
Thomas, Virgin Islands. The plane then 
went to New York for a stop at the 
World's Fair and finally returned to San 
Diego, completing 24,130 miles of flying 
from New Guinea. 

Interesting as a more complete account 
of the feats of the Guba would undoubt- 
edly be, the above facts speak for them- 
selves. The Guba was in all essential re- 
spects a standard Navy PBY. The obvious 
conclusion is that the patrol planes now 
in the fleet can go practically anywhere 
and can perform their mission when they 
get there. 

It is hoped that the facts and figures 
herein presented will serve to inform those 
not in close touch with aviation progress 
of the capabilities and possibilities inher- 
ent in large patrol planes. Developments 
are of course continuing, and the new 
patrol planes are expected to be superior 
to the PBY type which has set up such 
remarkable records of performance and 
still constitutes the bulk of our patrol 
plane strength. 

The trend is unquestionably toward 
larger aircraft as well as larger surface 
ships and, as the author has attempted to 
show, this trend is fundamentally correct, 
for it is the direction in which lies greater 
performance and greater military capabil- 
ities and is not simply an endeavor to 
build airplanes "bigger and better." The 
questions of cost and handling technique 
can, it is believed, safely be left to the 
future, for if larger planes are needed we 
shall have to have them whatever they 
cost. If their size makes them difficult to 
handle we can count upon American in- 
genuity and resourcefulness to develop the 
necessary methods. 



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"Wuxtry — Wuxtry . . . Consolidated 
gets $86,000,000 contract . . . plant to be 
doubled in size . . . read all about it . . ." 
yells Maurice "Scoop" Rubin, newsboy at 
Consolidated, to herald new events at Con- 

Scoop got started with the Army Bonus. 
Before that, he had to get up at 1:00 a.m., 
walk to the newspaper office for his papers, 
then walk down to the factory. With the 

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Army Bonus came a Model "A" and sleep- 
ing in until 4:30 in the morning. 

Scoop sells both morning and evening 
papers at Consolidated, and business has 
grown until he has a hired staff to assist 
him in distributing about 2 5,000 papers 
per month. 

Rubin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, 46 
years ago and came to San Diego in 1934. 
He has a wife and six children, all living 
at 1427 29th Street, and prefers selling 
newspapers at the plant to anything else — 
except looking forward to the time he 
will be able to buy or build his own home. 

Known to a great percentage of officials 
and employees of Consolidated , Scoop is 
very contented and happy even though it 
means getting up at 4:30 every morning. 
Rubin believes that we are better than 99 
per cent honest here, and is grateful to 
serve newspapers to Consolidators. 


Draftsman — A man who puts his own 

ideas on paper for the boss to change. 
Checker — A man with a blue or red pencil 

but without a conscience. 
Tracer — A slave, who, knowing nothing 

himself, never understands what the 

draftsman thinks he knows. 
Tool Designer — A collection of erroneous 

ideas surrounded by a boss. 
Drafting Room — A place where the time 

between arguments is spent in making 

drawings to be changed. 
Tracing — A piece of linen used for taking 

high spots off erasers. 
Engineer — A mechanical genius who 

spends his time thinking up ideas which 

he refuses to recognize when he meets 

them on a drawing. 



(Continued from page 27) 

23 51 to 2211. They have already asked 
for a return match and we will arrange 
for one as soon as possible. 

The "wives" team we bowled consisted 
of Mrs. Eddie Jones, Mrs. Frank Fields, 
Mrs. Tess Rosso, Mrs. AI Weber and Mrs. 
Frank O'Conner. We also won this match 
(aren't we good?) but they sure had us 
worried for a while. They are determined 
to beat us next time and I know if I ac- 
cept the tempting bet Mrs. Jones offered, 
I will have to do some fast bowling to stay 
ahead of her. We had a lot of fun bowling 
the "wives" and the return match will 
be coming up soon. 

We entered the National Tournament 
coming to Los Angeles in May. The Sun- 
shine Alleys are sponsoring our team and 
have entered us in the 650 division. We 
hope to bowl on the night of May 30th 
or May 31st so if we do get one of those 
nights we will let everyone know so you 
can come up and root for us. 

The team will consist of Grace Koenig, 
Evelyn Parkins, Veronica Paschen, Helen 
Booth and Lois Campbell. 



The Consair Bowling team won the re- 
turn match game from El Centro at the 
Sunshine Allies, Sunday, March 16, 2745 
to 2625. 

Things looked gloomy for the Consairs 
after dropping the first game 947 to 883. 
But came back to take the second and 
third with better than 100 pins to spare. 

Tom (Father) Coughlin came through 
with the only 600 series shot. After a slow 
start of 166 he followed up with 223 and 
216 for a 605 series. High single game of 
224 was rolled by Mr. Bradshaw of El 
Centro. Carl Hanson of Accounting put 
in a bid for honors with a nice 219 in 
the third game. 

Don't let "I don't care" get you mixed 
up in an accident. 

Hot water and soap are the safest to 
use to clean the skin. 

Wisdom is knowing what to do; 
Skill is knowing how to do it; 
Virtue, is doing it well. 

have YOU Med- 

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April, 1941 



IT'S raining lucky horseshoes for the tool 
room goalie. Stanley Paschal and Miss 
Jeanne Sinclair of Mission Hills will be 
married in early April. Please, Lady, don't 
let Stan give up those Boogie Woogie 
rhythms or the hepsters will never for- 
give you. 

Now that Henry Arnold is married 
there's no one to meet the trains. A salute 
to Hank for convincing the former Miss 
Mildred Crownover of Coronado that he 
Is a front runner. The ceremony took place 
In Yuma so there was no chance to stage 
a military wedding with rivet guns in- 
stead of sabers. 

By Jack Blaanw 

Buck Truman is part time operations 
manager of the airfield near Chula Vista. 
Ambition reared its lovely head and now 
the ambidextrous marvel is piling up those 
flying hours. 

Has anyone a suggestion for entertaining 
relatives? The folks back home in Missouri 
are working out a schedule to visit "Van" 
Van Dyke in relays this summer. Van's 
in training he says because his kin folk 
are the kind if you hit one you have to 
fight them all. 

Spruce up for the Easter Parade! The 
little woman will want a new bonnet. 


Like the little acorn that some one 
planted somewhere, the nite gang is grow- 
ing. We welcome this time a whole new 
gang. They're the big fixture boys, headed 
by that genial gentleman, Mr. C. C. Lord. 
We have S. R. Berry, C. A. Kaul, H. E. 
Shock, W. P. Connell, J. J. Whitney and 
R. A. (Bob) Loftus. Bob is the one with 
the little gold "Marjory" in his lapel — 
you'll find these fellows on the mezzanine 
of the wood shop — go up and see 'em 

Partlow and Benasco, our Coronado 
commuters, have been wondering of late, 
where to catch the ferry. In front of the 
plant or a little farther down the river. 

Mr. Summer will soon be on his way 

By Maguire 

back to Chicago to swing Lohengrin's 
march. He's already rented a house, that's 

Jim Coats really wants to be alone. He 
commutes from Alpine and that's not in 
the city limits. 

Watkins is a candid camera fan with 
some very nice equipment. 

Curley Knight says we're going to 
grow and down in tool design you'll find 
these new faces — Givliano, Russell, Clark 
and Dabner. 

Mr. Drnec, so sorry about not includ- 
ing your name in the bowling tourna- 

Ray Peters is the only man in the de- 
partment who didn't have to rent a boat 
the other morning. 


"Why," asked I, sticking out my neck, 
as usual, "is there never any dope in our 
excellent magazine about the Day Crew 
in the Paint Shop? With close to 500 men, 
surely, they do something." (No cracks, 
please.) "Because," answers the Boss, "no 
one sends in any items. But they're going 
to, starting right now." YOU will — or else 
— or else there still won't be any Paint 
Shop Piffle. 

By One of the Dopes 

The Boss of the Paint Shop is (as if you 
didn't know) J. L. Leonard. The "J" 
stands for Jesse, which is why everyone 
(except me) calls him "Benny." 

"So," says I, "it's up to you to make it 
a success. We want items, and, we want 
names. Lots of names. Everybody likes to 
see his name in print, (except you, of 
course!!) ." 

Leave dope at the Clerk's Desk in Paint 

Q U All T EE hours fresher 


sure io please. 


In San Diego, aircraft and other indus- 
trial workers are meeting the demands of 
the National Defense Program with an 
enthusiasm and vigor typically American. 
In co-operation with the defense workers, 
the Bank of America has announced new 
banking hours. The San Diego Main office 
is remaining open week days from 10 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. 
to 1 p.m. These longer hours are extended 
to enable more of the workers to take ad- 
vantage of the many services offered by 
the bank. 



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R. "DICK" MAYING, night foreman of Final 
Assembly was born in May of 1900 in Buffalo, 
New York where he attended Elementary and 
High Schools. He started to learn the machinist's 
trade, received his journeyman's card while work- 
ing for the L. H. Valley R. R. Also worked at 
Colonial radio and Whistler Tool and Die com- 
pany as a tool and die maker, was a member of 
the New York State police for a time and spent 
seven years with the Curtis Airplane Company. 
He joined Consolidated in 1932 as a mechanic 
and was promoted to his present position October 
1st. His chief hobbies are sports of all kinds and 
work with his boy helping him with building boats 
and with chemistry. 



Congratulations are in order to the 
Bryden's — a 1941 version of "R. G.," 
chapter No. 1, was born February 18, 
1941, entitled "R. G." 

Also on the list of proud papa's is J. L. 
McConnell, who claims that red hair 
doesn't mean a thing. Well he should 
know! The event happened on February 
27, 1941, the name, just "J- L." Our 
heartiest congratulations to you both! 

'Tis said that one of our model young 
men in the department had quite an ex- 
citing experience. It all happened one 
rainy evening 'neath a big umbrella. For 
further particulars see Val Stewart. 

P.S — Just found out that C. W. Jettun 
on his trip back home went and "did it," 
we hope that you and the Missus are very 
happy! »_^ 


By Troy A. Sansirig 

Notre Dame had the four horsemen. 
Nite paint shop has three: Bill Neary, the 
trick horse trainer claims his Rex boy can 
do 146 tricks; Tom LeMon, who hails 
from Wyoming, and is a cow hand and 
Rodeo rider by profession, and Charley 
(Tex) Ray who was formerly with the 
C. S. Howard stables. With all of the help 
from the boys I still can't ride a horse. 
Anyone got a donkey for sale? 

George Moulton the wig wag sprayer 
has taken on about twenty pounds in the 
past few weeks. Suppose it is due to those 
good cookies his sister, Mrs. Grey, puts in 
his lunch, little heavier on them please. 
I would like to gain a few pounds. 

Mr. Baldwin seems to have the anodize 
boys rolling along smoothly again, I heard 
one of his boys say to him, when I get 
all of these rivets sorted out can I go 



Models are designated by a group of letters and 
numbers. Initial letter or letters indicate the class; 
a following number the model and a final letter the 
manufacturer. In some instances, the group is fol- 
lowed by another dash and number indicating 
modifications to a model. A "V" indicates an air- 
plane as of heavier-than-air class; "Z" signifies 
lighter-than-air craft (balloons, blimps and dirigi- 
bles), and an "X" that it is an experimental design. 
Here are the general classifications with designa- 

Class Designation 

Bombing Y^ 

Fighting VF 

Miscellaneous VM 

Observation VO 

Patrol VP 

Scouting VS 

Torpedo VT 

Training VN 

Transport (multi-engine) VR 

Transport ( single-engine ) VG 

Utility VJ 

Observation-Scouting VOS 

Patrol-Bombing VPB 

Scouting-Observation VSO 

Torpedo-Bombing VTB 

Utility-Transport VJR 

Scouting -Bombing VSB 

Following Is the key to manufacturers' letter 
designations: A — Brewster Aeronautical; B — Beech 
Aircraft; C — Curtiss Aeroplane Division Curtiss- 
Wright; D— Douglas Aircraft; E— Bellanca Air- 
craft; F — Grumman Aircraft; G — Great Lakes 
Aircraft; H— Hall-Aluminum Aircraft; J— North 
American Aviation; K — Fairchild Aircraft; L — 
Bell Aircraft; M— Glenn Martin; N— Naval Air- 
craft Factory; O — Lockheed Aircraft: P — Spartan 
Aircraft; Q— Stinson Aircraft;R— W. L. Maxon 
Corp. and Ryan Aeronautical; S — Vought-Sikorsky 
and Stearman Aircraft; T — El Segundo Division, 
Douglas Aircraft; U — Vought-Sikorsky Division, 
United Aircraft; W — Waco Aircraft; Y — Consoli- 
dated Aircraft. 




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O — Did the Nazis pioneer the use of 
four-engine bombers, such as the Focke- 
Wulf "Courier," reported in action over 
the Atlantic? 

A — No. The four-engine bomber is an 
American development, particularly fitted 
to American defense needs. The U.S. Army 
Air Corps has been using four-engine 
Flying Fortresses for many years. Another 
four-engine type is the new Consolidated 
B-24. A third is the Douglas B-19, world's 
largest airplane. 

O — What is extrusion? 

A- — -The process of forming a metal air- 
plane part by forcing it through a die 
opening of the proper shape. 

O — What is a "Luf berry Circle?" 

A — A maneuver credited to the World 
War I ace, Raoul Lufberry, in which a 
group of airplanes, if attacked while flying 
in echelon, shift into a circular formation, 
each ship thus protecting the tail of the 
one ahead. 

O — What arc some of the principal 
?nodels of airplanes in use or to be used 
by the United States Army Air Corps? 

A — Bombers: Boeing Flying Fortress 
B-17 types. Consolidated four-engined 
B-24, Martin B-26, North American B-2 5, 
Douglas A-20A. Combat ships: Bell P-39, 
Curtiss P-40, Republic P-47 and Lockheed 
P-3 8 interceptor pursuit. 

O—What is "drag?" 

A. — In its simplest aeronautical defini- 
tion, "drag" means air resistance. 

Q — What is the present production ob- 
jective of the aircraft industry? 

A — The present government program 
calls for 56,000 to 37,000 airplanes by 
mid- 1942, ranging from huge four-en- 
gined bombers to trainers. About 21,000 
are for the United States military forces 
with the remainder for Britain and Canada. 

O — How does a de-icer tvork? 

A — There are several methods. One type 
utilizes a rubber ""shoe" along the leading 
wing edge which is automatically pulsated, 
cracking off the ice as it forms. 

O — What are the characteristics of a 
pursuit interceptor airplane mentioned so 
frequently in the day's neics? 

A — An interceptor is a rapidly climbing 
fast pursuit type airplane, heavily armed 
and operating only over a short range. The 
purpose of an interceptor is what its name 
implies — to intercept enemy offensive air- 

O — What is meant by a tlrree-point 
landing of an airplane? 

A — A three-point landing is a normal 
landing when the two main wheels and 
tail wheel or skid touch the ground simul- 



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Volume 6 

[|] y i sum E 

May, 1941 

Number 5 



445,000 barrels of high test aviation 
gasoline being produced by California 
wells and refineries each month. 

500,000 barrels was approximate an- 
nual capacity of California aviation gaso- 
line production in 1939. 

15,000 and more petroleum industry 
workmen are benefiting from increased 
activity caused by aircraft production. 

119,885,000 barrels is estimated total 
capacity of California gasoline refineries 
in 1941, compared with 107,175,000 bar- 
rels produced in 1940. 

Strange as it seems: airplane production 
in Southern California is stimulating the 
market for Central and Northern Cali- 
fornia hay. 

Hay in record quantities at good prices 
is being shipped south from the great 
producing valleys of Central and North 
State, according to the United States De- 
partment of Agriculture. And here's why: 
aircraft production is making thousands 
of jobs; families of aircraftsmen are con- 
suming more milk; more cows are requir- 
ing more hay. 

"Marketing of hay in Southern Cali- 
fornia during the first six months of the 
1940-41 season was the heaviest on record 
because of the large tonnage shipped by 
truck from the lower San Joaquin Valley 
counties," says the United States Agricul- 
ture Department in its semi-annual sum- 

SORRY . . . 

The April issue stated that the Hull 
Department basketball team won the 
Plant championship for the 5th straight 
year. I beg to differ. The Wing Depart- 
ment won the Plant championship in 1937 
by defeating the Hull Department best 
two out of three games. 

Our team consisted of the following: 
Dale Paddock, Don Peterson, Bill Gerd- 
ing. Freeman Dill, Ollie Couchman, 
"Half-Pint" Randall and Jack Smith. 
Yours truly. 

Jack Smith. 


were held April 18 for the huge 
bomber plant to be operated by Consoli- 
dated Aircraft Corporation in Fort Worth, 

In order to give the spectators an idea 
of the size of this huge structure which 
will be 4,000 feet long and 320 feet wide, 
the corners were marked by flags. This 
new Consolidated factory will be the larg- 
est blackout plant in the United States. 
Among the prominent guests of the oc- 
casion were Brigadier General George C. 
Brant, commander of the Gulf Coast Air 
Corps Training Center; Colonel Lawrence 
Westbrook, assistant to the administrator 
of the Federal Works Agency; Colonel 
Stanley L. Scott, U. S. Army Division 
engineer; Captain Alva D. Bernhard, com- 
mandant of the Naval Air Station at 
Corpus Christi; Major Gordon E. Textor, 
U. S. Army district engineer; and Amon 
Carter, Fort Worth newspaper publisher 
and civic booster. 

Radio station KGKO broadcasted the 
program at the field. The first of the two 
field construction offices on the plant site 
were completed April 14 and Captain 
John H. Anderson, resident Army en- 
gineer and his staff are already on the job. 

The second office structure will house 
the staff of the Austin Company which 
will build the plant. 

A. M. Hall, Assistant to the Manager 
of Consolidated, will be plant manager. 

Consolidated regrets the passing of Fire- 
man L. S. Stanforth from a heart attack 
on April 8, 1941, at the age of 45. Stan- 
forth, a World War veteran, was a mem- 
ber of the local Fire Dept. for 20 years 
and held the rank of Captain. He came 
to Consolidated on October 23, 1940 as a 
Fireman and worked with the Police Dept. 
doing fire prevention work until the fire 
equipment arrived. He is survived by his 
widow and son. 

I used to think I knew I knew 

But now I must confess 
The more I know I know I know 

I know I know the less. 



WORD of appreciation has come to 
the Consolidator for the fine traf- 
fic courtesy and consideration shown on 
the part of Consolidators as we drive to and 
from work. This expression was made by 
a resident whose route crosses Consolidated 
traffic at such intersections as India and 
Laurel and at the foot of Pringle Street 
hill during peak hours. Since his remarks 
were entirely unsolicited they reflect a 
credit to all Consolidators. 

Realizing that a lack of courtesy and 
consideration for the other fellow is one 
of the chief causes of accidents, and actu- 
ally going in the other direction by being 
cooperative on the road, speaks well for 
us, particularly when we may be tired, 
hungry, and anxious to get home at the 
completion of a day's work. This realiza- 
tion promotes safety. Safety comes first 
as we know in our business of building 
aircraft . . . Let's continue to express 
that attitude . . . Let's continue and in- 
crease the tendency for the other fellow 
to say — "Thanks." 

OUR MONEY . . . 

IT HAS been estimated that for the 
coming year an average of about $130 
for every man, woman, and child in the 
United States will be necessary for our 
budget or about $500 per family. 

If a printer had started back before 
the time of Columbus printing dollar bills 
faster than one-a-second, and without 
stopping, he'd catch up in a few years 
from now in the job of turning out the 
year's budget of dollar bills and if some- 
one laid these bills end to end, they would 
encircle the globe 65 times with a few 
millions to spare. 

We're due to spend in the coming year, 
somewhere around 1 5 'A billions of dol- 
lars. Or in other words if every employed 
person worked 70 days and turned in his 
earnings, we'd just about "split even." 

The average person is paying more in 
taxes than he pays in rent, at this very 
moment. During this year (ending June 
30th) slightly less than half the U. S. 
budgets went into National Defense. In 
the coming year, well over half will be 
expended for defense. 

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"Patches" Coons of Purchasing knows 
now that you can't cross busy Pacific blvd. 
and gaze into big brown eyes at the 
same time without disastrous results . . . 
Alice Vincent says the conversations 
among the gals aren't interesting any- 
more, says they only discuss dainty kitchen 
curtains and cute little aprons, boy — are 
we getting domestic! . . . Grace Koenig 
is deep in the problem of setting the date 
for the fatal leap, and am I glad it's 
Grace and not me . . . Lucille Fisher just 
can't keep Johnny Kester from dubbing 
her lovely new Chrysler "The Boiler." . . . 
Loraine Lyons needs just one sunny week 

end to acquire a tan it takes most of us 
all summer to get . . . won't somebody 
please vacate a house at Mission Beach so 
Evelyn Kells can have a beach house for 
this summer . . . Yvonne Fuller was so 
excited when she passed that box of 
candy for the Abels, we were beginning 
to wonder who was the proud parent . . . 
Say, Virginia Garland, you pound out a 
mighty elegant column, don't be giving 
me such stiff competition or else ... If 
you're looking for someone to plan a 
lovely party, just call on "Mr. Giovan- 
oli's Secretary" 'cause she's tops — table 
decorations and weddings a specialty. 

Now there's the story of the Consol- 
idated worker who, having occasion to 
go from the south end of Building No. 1 
to the north end of Building No. 3, was 
so scared of getting lost, he jotted down 
the column numbers as he went along! 

Gosh, aren't we growing? 

—P. Smith. 

Hey you! Are you on your toes and 
doing your part to make this work a top- 
notcher? One accident will spoil this 

Working safely is part of the National 
defense program. 

Sheading for a bedding? 

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By Virginia Garland 

TWENTY minutes after the Personnel 
Grapevine had given us the news that 
April 9 was Herman Wiseman's birthday, 
he received an innocent looking inter- 
office envelope containing the most orig- 
inal birthday card (in a horrible sort of 
way). On a background of a shrieking 
pink and yellow trimmed card was a 
poem decorated with a few limp violets. 
Mr. Wiseman took the poem in the spirit 
in which it was given, and seemed to 
enjoy it so much, here it is for public 

Well, Holy Cats and Jumpin' Jive 
You don't look a day older than 3 5. 
Gee, that's only four years from forty 

your know 
That's when the changes will start to show! 
You'll soon be losing your brown curly 

And have to comb where the hair isn't 

You'll get shiny pants and bags in the knees 
The tiniest draft will get you to sneeze. 
You'll wear specs on your nose and carry 

some pills 
And shudder and shake and creak with the 

But remember if you ever do get this way 
The Personnel Girls will love you still as 

much as today 
And the real reason that we admire you so 
Is because you never forget to say "Hello!" 
Marion Franks celebrated her "Today 
I yam a Voter" birthday on March 25 
and as is the custom around here, she re- 
ceived a birthday card signed by all the 
girls in the office. When Marion returned 
CO her desk after being mysteriously lured 
away for a moment, she found a two-inch 
square birthday cake topped with four 
candles. And while still on the subject of 
birthdays, April is certainly a busy month 
— we have three more coming up — Onita 

Miller, Norma Buell, and me! 

(I wish Evelyn Mullen would do some- 
thing exciting so I could put her in the 

Did you ever notice that every typist 
has an idiosyncrasy all her own? (Don't 
get mad girls, that's not good, but it isn't 
bad! ) Marion Franks types with her elbows 
spread out hke a PBY; Arvella Dickey gets 
mad at herself when she types; Mildred 
Sanko frowns like the dickens over her 
(Concluded on next page) 


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May, 1941 


The following notes on swimming in 
the ocean were condensed from a Bulletin 
of the local Police Force. 


THE conditions in the ocean surf are 
entirely different than those en- 
countered in a body of still water. There 
are powerful opposing forces continually 
at play, treacherous currents, dangerous 
rips, strong tides. One day, the ocean 
may be calm, the next day, or even a 
few hours later, it may become very 
rough and dangerous. 

Most of the trouble at the local beaches 
is caused by rip tides. There are a few 
scattered cases of cramps, non-swimmers, 
persons being under the influence of 
liquor, etc., but it is safe to state that 
90*^; of the necessary rescues is attribut- 
able to rips. Of course, at times, the surf 
is so rough that it is dangerous to enter 
the water at all, but it is usually safe dur- 
ing the summer season. If a person is 
forewarned about rip tides and is careful 
to avoid them, he should encounter very 
little danger. 

A person can be an expert swimmer 
in still water, yet be practically helpless 
in the surf. 


Rip tides can be caused by any one of 
several reasons, some of which are: tidal 

currents, conflicting currents, channels or 
slues, rocks, projecting points of land, sub- 
merged objects, soft sand on the ocean 
floor, piers, winds and storms etc. These 
currents usually dig a hole In the sandy 
floor, causing the water to rush in from 
the sides, forming a seaward current di- 
rectly opposing the natural shoreward 
action of the waves. This rip should not 
be confused with the usual side drag (par- 
allel to shore line) which is harmless ex- 
cept when washing persons into rips. 

These holes and rips may be of any 
size, length, width, depth, shape, and 
speed or power, so an exact description 
is impossible. A rip may stay in one place 
indefinitely or may change or disappear 
overnight or even during a change of 
tides. The reverse is also true, and they 
seem to run more strongly during an in- 
coming tide. 

There may be traveling rips which are 
not accompanied by a hole, but work up 
or down the beach according to the pre- 
vailing parallel drag. A succession of large 
breakers may cause a temporary rip tide 
because of the increased volume of water 
draining back from the beach. 

A rip tide may possess any of many 
varied appearances, but as a general rule, 
they always look somewhat different than 
the surrounding surf. They may look 
rough or choppy, have the appearance of 


(Concluded from preceding page) 
work; Grayce Holm invaribly sticks her 
pencil in her hair or between her teeth and 
pounds those keys at a furious pace biting 
on the pencil all the while; Grace Hamill 
wraps her legs around each other like 
pretzels; and Lois Propps tickles the keys 
just as daintily as can be — as though she 
were afraid they would break! 

(Surely Evelyn does something with her 
spare time. Wish she'd talk a little more 
about such things.) 

A hot fudge sundae to Gene Rhoda for 
giving up smoking for Lent and succeed- 
ing — not without agony. What we will 
never understand, Gene, is why you ever 
started again! Phooey to those who gave 
it up and didn't succeed! In fact, double 

(I could say that Evelyn — no, I couldn't 
say that.) 

Adelaide Resch has the most interesting 
basso-prof undo voice you ever heard — how 
does she get colds like that? Even Dotty 
Luscomb who is as athletic and robust (?) 
as they make'em, has been in bed with 
the flu. 

(Say, I wonder if Evelyn has been sick? 
Nope, that isn't news — she's always too 
cold, or too warm, or too hungry, or too 
full — no, that won't do!) 

I wonder does the second shift appre- 
ciate having Irene Jenkins even tempo- 
rarily? Everyone on the day shift misses 
her and will be tickled red, white and blue 
when she comes back to signing up. 

(Wow! I just thought of something 
about Ev! She waited until the very last 
day to pay her State Tax! Isn't that dis- 

deep water, causing the incoming waves 
to flatten out, may have excessive or no 
foam. They may pick up sand from the 
floor, giving a muddy color, or some- 
times, the seaward current may plainly 
show on the surface. 

This seaward current or rip is very dif- 
ficult to swim against, at times impos- 
sible for even the strongest of swim- 
mers. A foot hold can not be obtained be- 
cause of the deep water in the hole. People 
enter into these rips usually from ignor- 
ance of the danger. The absence of break- 
ers has an attraction for persons accus- 
tomed to still water swimming, especially 
members of the feminine sex. Others en- 
ter the water at a safe place and walk, 
swim or are swept sideways into the rip. 
There is also a natural suction caused by 
the surrounding water rushing into it. 

Upon stepping into the hole, or feel- 
ing the seaward pull, the person invariably 
becomes frightened, tries to swim directly 
to shore against the rip, eventually loses 
his strength and then sinks. A strong 
swimmer may last much longer than a 
poor one, but the result is usually similar. 
Method of Escape 

By merely floating or treading water, 
a person can drift with the rip to its 
outermost point and then swim around 
it and to shore, being careful not to re- 
enter the rip. 

The fastest method is to swim to either 
side of the rip (according to the parallel 
drag) and then to shore. Incidentally, 
when swimming shoreward, a person 
should swim the harder with the waves, 
resting in between the troughs. 

An ounce of prevention is worth a 
pound of cure, so if a person will ascer- 
tain beforehand the location of these rips, 
he will avoid any unnecessary danger. If 
he is unable to detect them, any surf 
lifeguard can point out their exact loca- 
tion, and give all the desired information. 
The Lifeguard Service also tries to post 
warning signs at the bad spots along the 
beach, so please pay attention to these 
signs, as they are placed there for your 

If caught in a rip tide, a person should 
keep his presence of mind, signal for com- 
petent help if available, and follow one 
of the above methods of escape. 

Remember: it's smart to be safe in the 

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AVIATION . . . Since 1909 B. C. 

EVERY now and then some aviation 
highlight breaks forth in which it is 
soon uncovered that San Diego was the 
point of its origin in one respect or an- 
other. Aside from not being able to claim 
the first of all flights, San Diego can lay 
claim to quite a few of the "firsts" and 
records in the realm of aviation. Since 
our own Consolidated has come to these 
shores a few more have been added thru 
the records that have been estabhshed by 

Right here in San Diego before the ad- 
vent of Consolida/ed's coming to town, 
quite a bit of aviation history was made. 
Sometimes we are inclined to look a bit 
too closely at the immediate present, to 
look too closely at what we are doing at 
the moment, and to forget the pioneering 
work that made our present work pos- 
sible ... or at least paved a considerable 
bit of the highway we are now treading. 
So, as we boom along at this moment, it 
might be well to have a look at what 
transpired in the way of aviation history 
right here in San Diego in the early days. 

But the first inkling of San Diego's 
future in aviation had its start in 1909 
B. C. (Before Cotisolidafed.) It was then 
that the first plane was built and flown in 
San Diego by one Charles F. Walsh who 
constructed his ship and flew it at Im- 
perial Beach. Two years later Glenn Curtiss 
established his aviation school on North 
Island. The field was then nothing more 
than a runway cleared thru the sagebrush. 
The equipment of the Curtiss school con- 
sisted of one pusher plane with a four- 
cyhnder motor of about 40 horsepower, 
and one with a 30 horsepower motor. 
Pilots more or less taught themselves to 
fly alone in the planes with the throttles 
restricted and then stepped up little by 
little until they could just hop off the 
ground and no more until they had ac- 
quired skill and a familiarity with the 
plane. The planes would make a speed of 
40 miles per hour or less. One of the early 
pictures of the field shows two of the old 
Antoinette planes imported from France, 

■ B. C. — Before Consolidateii. 

which looked more like dragon flies than 
present day flying machines, together with 
three of the Curtiss pushers. At this time 
Curtiss was experimenting with the sea- 
plane idea and subsequently the first sea- 
plane flight on record was made here by 
him in 1911. Along about this time some 
of the work in lighter than air craft was 
conducted here by Roy Knabenshue, and 
many San Diegans will recall the later 
visits of the more advanced and larger 
lighter-than-air craft and the occasional 
jaunts of the Goodyear putputter down to 
these parts. 

North Island's flying school was at- 
tracting considerable world-wide attention 
as early as 1912, for there were represented 
at that time in the persons learning to 
fly no less than seven nationalities, includ- 
ing Hindoo, Greek, Japanese, Canadian 
and Australian. In 1911 the first aerial 
photos were accomplished by Col. H. A. 
Erickson while flying at an altitude of 
800 feet over San Diego bay, and in less 
than ten years North Island was destined 
to become one of the greatest aviation 
training grounds existing anywhere in the 
world. Between 1912 and 1916, practi- 
cally all Army training in the United 
States was carried on at North Island. 
1912 was the year that saw the first official 
parachute jump performed by Tiny 
Broadwick at North Island. 

From San Diego the world heard of the 
first "Loop the Loop" made by that pioneer 
stunt flyer Lincoln Beachey. Beachey was 
one of the leading stunt pilots of the day 
when a cap turned around backwards 
was all the personal preparation needed 
for a flight, or at least about all the pre- 
parations that were made. That was back 
in 1913. Beachey's ability to handle the 
old planes was unquestioned, but un- 
fortunately the planes were a bit more 
questionable and he met death later in 
San Francisco during a stunt flight. Just 
before Beachey's loop, the first radio was 
used in a plane here by Curtiss and Morin. 
(Perhaps this should be corrected to read 
"wireless," the accepted terms in those 

Night flying was first accomplished here 


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and it was the achievement of Major T. C. 
Macaulay in '13. 1914 saw the first aerial 
bombing by Riley T. Scott. By 1918, un- 
der the stimulus of war conditions, flying 
and flight training were at a fever pitch 
at North Island. At this time the rate of 
training was nearly 100 cadets per week. 
This was largely Army training. Navy 
activity on the field began in 1918, and 
came into its own after the armistice. 

On November 27th of 1918, some two 
hundred and twelve airplanes swarmed 
in the air at once over San Diego . . . the 
largest massed flight up to that time. In 
all the take-ofFs and landing, not a single 
person was injured. This flight yielded 
the appearance of being a tremendous 
mass of planes, more like a swarm of bees, 
and it was impossible to count them be- 
cause no formation flying was used. They 
simply swarmed in a great circle. The later 

No, he wasn't killed, but there was 
a plenty big splash in San Diego bay 
tc'hen he dove front the speeding 

Below: Hamilton takes off from 
the Coronado polo field in 1910 . . . 
note the "latest" in tricycle landing 
gears. Photo submitted by Vanden- 
burgh of Tube Bending. 

massed flight at the time of the dedica- 
tion of Lindbergh Field on August 15 th, 
1928, held more planes (222 in the air 
at one time) but because they flew largely 
in formation their number was not nearly 
so impressive. The second massed event 
however, was spectacular in showing the 
gain in flying efficiency and the skill and 
co-ordination demonstrated together with 
the tremendous power advancement of the 
planes participating. In this flight as in the 
(Concluded on page 21 ) 

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JNI ot far from here lives a man 
who drives a lot after dark. 

It isn't much fun, for when night 
falls, his temperature rises. 

Cars dart out of black side streets 
right in front and scare him almost 
beyond recognition. 

One day the man saw an ad 
telling of light rays that are twisted 
into fanciful shapes. 

"Ah," he said to himself (so no- 
body could hear them talking), "I 
will put some flexible illumination 
on my car. 

"I will tie a flashlight on at a 
fetching angle. The beams will 
bend around the corner so I can 
see what is coming even before I 
get there." 

Ihe Man worked and worked 
— but the device never did. 

He looked at the ad again and 
noticed it said that beams are bent 
by a substance made with petro- 

Reading on, he learned that this 
is only one of many seeming mir- 
acles performed by Shell Scientists. 
He also learned that the No. 1 job 
of these Scientists is to improve 
gasoline — their latest achievement 
being Solutized Shell. 

After trying a tankful of new 
Solutized Shell, the Man was pretty 
pleased for he got better Road 
Performance than ever before. 

Once more engaging himself in 
conversation, he said: ""My idea of 
curving a light 'round the corner 
was not a total failure because it 
led me indirectly into a Shell 
Dealer's Service Station." 

And so he has been a regular 
there ever since. 



Coordination of the nation's aircraft manufacturing plants is the tremendous job facing 
Merrill C. Meigs (left), in charge of aircraft production for the Office of Produ<!tion Manage- 
ment in W^ashington, D.C. Mr. Meigs conferred with Major Reuben H. Fleet, recently, on 
matters affecting the entire aircraft industry. 

Mr. Meigs, who learned to fly in a Fleetster, showed unusual interest in the B-24's being 
built for Great Britain and the United States Army. Mr. Meigs conferred also with I. M. Lad- 
don, Vice President, Engineering and Works Manager, on the methods used in mass production 
of the large bombers. 


DURING the past twelve months our 
group insurance plan has provided 
many thousands of dollars protection to 
many of our employees who have had oc- 
casion to draw upon this fund from time 
to time. 

Under the present schedule of benefits, 
a very large percentage of Cwtsolida fed's 
total payroll is covered by this form of 
protection. There are, however, many who 
are not aware of the fact that they become 
eligible for additional group insurance 
upon attaining a certain standard of in- 

If you have received a raise recently, it 
may be that you are now in a new earnings 
classification and would be eligible for 
additional insurance under the employees' 
group insurance plan. If so, it is decidedly 

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$210 to $249.99 $1.26 to $1.49 

$250 and over $1.50 and over 

to your advantage to place your request 
for this additional insurance in the hands 
of the Personnel Department within 
thirty-one days after receiving this raise. 
Forms for your use will be provided by the 
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If your option for additional group in- 
surance is taken up within the thirty-one 
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necessary, nor will it be necessary to take 
a physical examination. However, if the 
thirty-one day period is allowed to pass 
before you take action on the option, you 
may be required to take a physical exami- 
nation at your own expense, and could 
be denied the additional insurance should 
this physical examination prove unsatis- 

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• • AEROQUIZ • • 

Q. What are the tactical units of the 
U. S. Air Corps and how do they compare 
with subdivisions of our ground forces? 

A. The Wing, which corresponds to 
an army brigade; the Group, which 
corresponds to a regiment; and the 
Squadron, corresponding to the battalion. 
A Squadron is composed of 28 fighter 
planes or Xi bomber planes. A Group is 
composed of three squadrons. A wing has 
from two to three groups. 

Q. Is American-made armament being 
used on British military aircraft? 

A. Yes. The American Brcmming .303 
caliber machine gun arms the British Spit- 
fires and Hurricanes, selected for its 
adaptability to wing installation. The 
British have also obtained the right to use 
a 1)7 -mm quick firing cannon developed 
in this country. 

Q — What are the chief materials used in 
the construction of so-called "plastic" air- 

A — Plastic airplanes are constructed 
largely of wood. Substituted for the alum- 
inum metal skin of the modern aircraft 
are layers of laminated wood. The plastic 
is generally a resin-base material which 
can be molded. This is applied over the 
outside surface of the airplane and baked, 
forming a bonding agent. 


A new jazz band was organized last 
month within the plant. 

They are swinging out under the name 
of "Boy Blue and his Consair Swing- 
sters" and have been doing very well to 

Composed entirely of Consolidated 
employees, the band has picked men with 
10 or more years musical experience. 

—Joe W. Novello. 


A live man pays two-bits for a shave; 
it costs $5 to be shaved in the morgue. 
A woolen overcoat costs $40; it may cost 
as high as $400 for a wooden one. A taxi 
to the party costs only a dollar or two 
for the round trip; a one-way ride to the 
cemetery costs $10 or more. Stay alive 
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A Feudin* - - 

The Night Crew's Pipe Dream 


It sure is an awful shame 
Where the day crew puts the blame 
They lose or hide most all the pares 
And it sure makes it hard to start 

If there is something left undone 

The day crew would be the only one 

So when the ship is full of dirt 

You know the day crew has been at work. 

It is strange how they laugh and smirk 
After the night crew had did most all the work 
So pilots if your plane begins to fall 
You know the day crew did it all. 

If the motors will not run 

They leave it to the night crew to get it done 

So if the ship will not fly 

Just say those day crew guys 

The day crew must be all right 

When they are home asleep at night 

So don't know what we would do 

If we couldn't put some of the blame on you. 

Oh, Unhappy Day p— ? 

(With apologies to Al Capp.) 

If ever yo' see a night crew man 
Wif a face of a mizzuble hue, 
Then yo' may be sure he has gazed upon 
The work o' the likes o' you. 

He will work till the wee small hours 
Wif his heart so sad an blue, 
Jest a slavin' to cure all the miz'ry 
Which is caused by the daylight crew. 

He'll be rushin' around all the tool cribs 
Wif not very much to say, 
Exceptin', "Ah's awful dejected. 
Oh, Unhappy Day." 

He'll be sech a mizzuble li'l object 

As yo' kin plainly see, 

But a little cooperation 

Is the answer to his plea. 

So if ever yo* talks to a night crew man 

Yo' will see his unhappy plight. 

An' believe, in regard to production 

That everything happens at night. 

Now this is my heartbreckin story 

Ah desires that yo' should know, 

That wif proper respect fo' the day crew 

Mainly it were so. — 170^ 

Ambition Rewarded 

He trained for days, nay many weeks, 

By walking every day. 
He'd dress up like our flashy sheiks 

And live beyond his pay. 

His hair was slick, his shoes shined bright, 

His tie a nice neat bow. 
Oh yes, he looked real fine all right 

But had no place to go. 

He bossed the boys and told them off, 

A hard one he would be. 
When asked a favor he would scoff 

"Don't come around to me." 

At end of day he'd tell his wife 

His hardships at the plant. 
He'd mention all the strain and strife 

And then he'd rave and rant. 

But still he'd keep on training hard. 

He saw his end in view. 
He knew it took real sweat, not lard. 

'Twas known by just a few. 

He ran this way and hustled 'round. 

Until he thought he'd drop. 
He'd run himself right in the ground, 

His boss just made him hop. 

So finally his big day came 
Resulting from his work, 
He got the job of his high aim, 
Assistant blue-print clerk. 

— Joseph L. Hurwitz, No. 342, 

Time Keeping. 

Show the new man how to do his work 
the safe way — you were green once too. 

The Woman's Angle 

what shall I cook and tell me when? 

And when does this dern day begin? 
It's hard enough to keep things straight, - 

When hubby comes in kinda late. 
But when you must prepare for him. 

His bed-time meal at 6;00 A.M., 
And then have breakfast when he wakes — 

At two or three or — Mercy sakes! 
The first few weeks I almost hated, 

To hear the word "Consolidated." 

But now I'm kinda used to things. 

And creep around like I have wings. 
And want to shush the kids who play. 

And wake him fifty times a day. 
I know it must be awfully hard, 

And I'm sure they get very tired — 
These men who work with all their might 

And then come home to find its light — 
But I know how to sympathize, 

With all the million other wives — 

—Mrs. J. F. Rice. 

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Improves morale 
Promotes happiness 

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Col. John H. Jouett, President of the Aero- 
nautical Chamber of Commerce of the U. S. 
is show^n above learning ho-w Consolidated 
Aircraft Corporation's huge four-motored 
B-24 bombers are put together from Ralph 
LeVine, flight mechanic. 

Are Yoji a Gambler? 

Whether you are or not, you'll be in- 
terested in the following "odds," posted on 
your chances of having an accident un- 
der certain driving practices. 

Let's just assume the following condi- 
ditions prevail; it is a clear day; you are 
driving carefully at a moderate speed; 
your car is in good condition and so is the 

We'll say, under these conditions, your 
chances of being killed or injured are one 
in one thousand. 


If you cut out of the line of traffic 
your chances of having an accident are 
multiplied by 50. 

If you drive over forty miles an hour, 
your chances of having an accident are 
multiplied by 25. 

If you pass another car on a curve, your 
chances of having an accident are multi- 
plied by 21. 

If you pass another car going up-hill, 
your chances of having an accident are 
multiplied by 10. 

If you fail to signal, your chances of 
having an accident are multiplied by 5. 

These percentages are based on a study 
of 100,000 auto accidents over a period 
of fifteen years. They can't be far from 

Whether you are a gambler or not, you 
can't miss the moral — is it worth taking 
a chance? — From "Flash." 

One of Covsolidated's old friends. Col. 
John H. Jouett, President of the Aero- 
nautical Chamber of Commerce of Amer- 
ica, recently stopped in on a trip from the 
East to see how expansion of the Consoli- 
dated plant is progressing. 

Col. Jouett spent a day and a half going 
through the Consolidated plant, inspecting 
the new parts plant layout, and conferring 
with Consolidated officials. 


SUNDAY, April 6, 1941, Lake Hodge's 
Grove. A very surprising thing for a 
picnic, we had a real baseball game. The 
2Y2 crew, organized quickly and played 
well. Wonder who paid for the broken 

Steele spent most of the afternoon over- 
hauling his outboard before a large gallery 
of interested spectators who kept submit- 
ting amusing but useless advice. A cheer 
for Tucker who chauffeured one and all 
on long enjoyable rides. 

Many of best of sports who wanted and 
enjoyed the water fights participated. The 
most popular method was for two boats 
to jockey for the windward side so that 
the loser would catch the spray. The crud- 
est form was just a can of water in the 

Leadman McNutt, a very near casualty 
of the sport of canoeing, was discovered in 
the nick of time and taken aboard a motor 
boat by Tucker, Hogan and Goad. Taylor 
brought him a little stimulant, and im- 
mediately five fellows slipped away into 
the woods — looking for a snake to bite 

One young wife split a vital part of her 
wearing apparel during a game of catch. 

Leadman Taylor's wife rowed away 
down wind just before dinner. He had to 
passenger down in a motor and row her 
back before he could eat. 

L. E. Holzschuh, 
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CANADA'S Air Marshal WiUiam A. 
Bishop visited Consolidated Thursday, 
April twenty-fourth and gave an inspiring 
talk to several thousand employees as- 
sembled in the yard. 

Among the official guests on hand to 
greet Air Marshal Bishop were Mayor 
Percy J. Benbough; Walter Bellon, Chair- 
man of the Board of County Super\'isors; 
George A. Scott, President, and Major T. 
C. Macaulay, Manager, of the Chamber 
of Commerce. 

Air Marshal Bishop spoke on a special 
platform erected for the purpose and be- 
decked with American, Canadian and 
British flags. A Consolidated four-motored 
bomber bearing the British insignia and 
camouflaged for action stood significantly 
in the background. Following his talk 
and a light luncheon with various Con- 
solidated officials and representatives of 
the British and Canadian governments. 
Air Marshal Bishop toured the plant. 

Bishop destroyed more German aero- 
planes during the Great War than any 
other British pilot and was probably the 
most spectacular fighter in the world. No 
other pilot of any nation even approached 
his almost incredible record of shooting 
down twenty-five enemy planes in ten 
days. All the time he was at the front he 
took fearful chances, never hesitating to 
accept battle against the greatest odds and 
yet he was never even wounded. 

Bishop was born in Owen Sound, On- 
tario, on February' 8, 1894. He passed 
through the ordinary educational routine 
of a Canadian boy until he entered the 
Royal Military College in 1912, and had 
just completed his second year when the 
war began in 1914. Beyond the fact that 
he had been an excellent shot with a rifle 
since he was a young boy he showed no 
particular indication during his school 
years of those qualities which made him 
one of the world's greatest airmen. 

He was promoted Group Captain of the 
Royal Canadian Air Force in 1931, Air 
Vice-Marshal in 1936, and Air Marshal in 

On September 8, 1939, Air Marshal 
Bishop was called up for active service 
with the Royal Canadian Air Force, and 
holds the office of Director of Air Force 

Canada has only one Air Marshal — Air 
Marshal W. A. Bishop. 

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May, 1941 


Harris Mourning says he sho' is gettin' 
hongry for some good ole' Missouri fried 
chicken and intends to do something about 
it real soon too! 

If Matt "Love in Bloom" Munson and 
Don "Casanova" Major were turning out 
PBY's like they slay the women in the 
various nite spots the ships would be 
stacked three deep all over the place. 

Bob Hoerger took a trip to Final As- 
sembly but didn't seem to like it well 
enough to make it a career so he's back. 
Mike Georgie says it sure was quiet while 
he was gone, even with all the riveting. 

Kit Oliver is spending his Saturday and 
Sunday evenings squiring a new addition 
to Accounting about the city. Her name? 
Miss Jewel Dunn! 

Jean Thurlby is going around with 
the teeny cigars again. "Well it's a small 
baby isn't it?" he says. And it is! Dolores 
Marie Thurlby born March 30th at 2 p.m. 
and weighed in at 5 '-2 lbs. 

Four years ago Ross Houck told every- 
body "It's gonna be a boy!" But it was a 
girl. This time he didn't say anything and 
it's a boy. He's kinda kidding the life out 
of Thurlby too. Name is James Ronald 
Houck and he's gonna build model air- 
planes that will outfly the ones his dad 
builds. Weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz. and arrived 
April 5 th. 

Rex Schmitz jumped into his trusty 
Plymouth a week-end or so ago and lit 
out for Ensenada, below the border, says 
they have one of the swellest eating places 
there he has ever seen and some pretty 
girls, too. 

Most of the bulkheadmen have been 
working in Primary Assembly. OUie Shoaf 
was walking toward a water fountain and 
watching that nifty overhead crane trans- 
fer a PBY from one end of the building 
to the other and walked into a post. Mc- 
Joiner says they should have a bell on the 
posts instead of the crane, because he 
don't want all his men running into them. 

Bill Nanninga took a dentist at his 
word and had eleven teeth pulled at one 
time. Says he took gas and things sure 
whirled around for a while, wanting to 
fight everybody, and had the durndest 
dreams. The boys are presenting him with 
a box of rock candy. 

Well, it finally happened! You know 
how the timekeepers watch to see that 

By D. T. LeFever 

we punch out and in? Well one of them 
forgot to punch his own time card. 

Chuck Haddock went back to nature in 
a big way a while back. Tried going bare- 
foot and hooked his toe on a door. 

Reno Bottarini has gone to work for 
the government at Alameda. S'long Reno, 
and good luck. 

Bob Daniels has finally capitulated to 
the extent of buying a fugitive from a 
junk heap with four wheels and a motor 
and everything. 

Aladdin rubbed a lamp and presto . . . 
the genie is there . . . someone snaps open 
the lid on a lunch box and presto . . . 
Mcjoyner was already there! But those 
times are over because starting Monday, 
April 14th, Ernest Mcjoyner is trans- 
ferring to days. We'll miss you Mac, take 
care of yourself and teach the fellers in 
the daytime to "Swing and Sway with 
E. Mcjay!" 

Seth French is sporting around in a 
new Willys. Says it's just the thing for 
hill climbing and gets you there economi- 
cally, too. 

Bill Gufler's wife whipped up a lemon 
pie the other day and Bill is the first man 
I ever saw who could get sparks from a 
knife and fork. 

Jim Rapson turned up with a skinned 
nose not long ago and said he ran into 
a door. The first time we ever heard of a 
door leaving teeth marks. 

From where we're stiting and from all 
that's gone before it seems that the song 
most appropriate for Engineering should 
be "There's Gonna be Some Changes 

Frank A. Norell and Miss Fern Miller 
hopped on his motorcycle and went to 
Yuma March 8th. Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. 
Norell hopped on their motorcycle and 
returned to San Diego. Mrs. Norell is 
formerly of Wilburton, Okla. 

Reno Bottarini happened to state one 
night that he knew he walked fifty miles 
in ten hours. Angus Mcjoyner, taking of- 
fense at the remark, said Reno wouldn't 
walk ten miles. Reno comes to work wear- 
ing a pedometer and finds at the end of 
ten hours that he has walked three miles 
and a half. The pedometer is gone and 
Reno is an unbeliever. 

Never have been able to figure out 
whether the bumpers chew snuff to keep 
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T UST made the deadline with the 
" month's "literary abuse" after debating 
for several days whether it should be 
"Production," "Purchasing," "Tooling," 
or "Last Minutes." Who is working for 
who? What gets me is saying "Mister" 
to those guys in Purchasing and Tool 
Design for fear I may be working for 
'em and don't know it. 

To dwell upon the matrimonial pic- 
ture for the moment we find that weary 
old "Father Stork" finally made it around 
to the Andersons and presented Kay and 
Ted with a perfect seven pound boy. 
Ted claims he has all the earmarks of 
a great Dispatcher or Engineer as he be- 
gan "bawling" for things almost im- 
mediately and insists upon "changes" 
being made with monotonous regularity. 
It was quite a relief for Ed Generas and 
Craig Clark that the young one was a 
boy as it sure would have burned 'em 
to dig up the "potatoes" for their sons 
to take out Miss Anderson in the future. 
We also hear that Woodie Woodmore, 
Final Assembly Dispatcher and Tom Pitts, 
Material Group, have been "blessed" with 
an event also. 

Tod Carter, Dispatcher, politician, 
card shark, etc., "promoted" a dinner at 
the Cuyamaca Club for the day and night 
Wing dispatchers with about 50 people 
present including guests Mulroy, Muck, 
Clark and Bender. A great deal was said to 
have been accomplished in cooperating 
the various dispatching problems at hand, 
chiefly those in the hands of Carter, 
which were usually "straights" and "full 
houses" that gained the main objective, 
"cash" that the fellows brought with 

Eddie Holmes, Machine Shop Dis- 
patcher, has a new system for getting 
parts. His impersonations of characters 
around the shop seem to be letter perfect. 
He is coming on nights and we are 
anxious to see how he will make out 
when he thinks he is "Herb Ezard." 
Eddie is changing places with Bill Flen- 

niken, who will have his first daytime 
job since he was married and it has him 
a little worried whether he will fit into 
this new society. 

The hopes of the Production "Blues" 
bowling team of adding a "buck" to 
their net assets by the challenge game 
with the "Greens" really back-fired when 
Bert Gimber got warmed up and rolled 
60 pins above his average. Sometimes 
a dollar can really do miracles. The win- 
ners were Gimber, Marks, LeClaire, 
Buehler and Barney and the "Bums of 
the Month," Bender, Leppart, Coyken- 
dall, Liddle and Muck. But a rematch 
is scheduled for the new La Jolla Alleys 
and boy, how the splinters should fly. 

Craig Clark and Dick Adams piloted 
the Production basketball aggregation to 
the Night Championship in the league 
just closed. They lost to the strong day 
Hull crew for the plant title but deserve 
a lot of credit for their superb play 
during the season. McCleave, Aguire, 
Bodine, Jensen, Timmons, Nelson, Reed, 
Wilkes and Baker all did their bit to 
gain the title. 

Maxine Bennett was handed the fol- 
lowing "ode" attached to a print request 
by a poetical Engineer, "To file, to file, 
with this you should sprint, to make 
everyone happy by getting a print." I 
thought the same way — a little "corny," 
isn't it? 

Gale Medlicott was feeling mighty 
proud of himself as a result of each of 
the notes he left being marked "O.K." 
until he finally discovered that the fel- 
low doing the answering was initialing 
them. It was O. K. Cope, new Planner. 
. . . "TTiunder Cloud" Holcomb worked 
April 1, with an "obsolete" tag on his 
back. The fellow must be mad at him- 
self, as last month he "tomahawked" his 
scalp with his little hatchet. . . . Art 
"Admiral" Stone is back again after get- 
ting the Navy straightened out in short 
order. Seemed sorta happy about it, too. 
Art says if there's a war he wants to 


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May, 1941 


By "Brad" Bradshaw 

be in the factory where most of the 
action takes place. . . . We have tried to 
warn Ed Stewart on several occasions 
that he shouldn't get excited, but to no 
avail. Ed has now begun a "whispering 
campaign" due to an attack of "laryn- 
gitis," which, by the way, is not a Greek 
general. . . . Those two romantic rascals 
Clemson and Wiley are again spending 
their time on the sands of Mission Beach 
where they can relax and worry over 
their income taxes. Our Miss Lorraine 
Lyons seems to have the lads bettered 
on the "sun-tan," or may be it just looks 
better. It's hard to make a transport 
look as good as a streamlined pursuit 
job no matter how many coats of paint 
you put on. . . . Mike Stubbs' executive 
ambitions have about reached the point 
of his asking for a transfer into the next 
vacant office. . . . Shelby Best has re- 
turned to C.A.C. after a trial with the 
Army Air Corps just when some people 
were wondering who was going to look 
after Miss Aubrey this spring. Well, now 
that's settled. ... Ed "Accelerator" Mc- 
Cleave spent his Easter week end at 
Balboa where he entered his "one piece 
blitzkrieg" in the National "Gow Job" 
show. Everyone enjoyed the show ex- 
cept the local cops. . . . Jack "Ski" Opo- 
censky, another one of the production 
"speed demons" burns his gasoline in a 
motorcycle and has some good races to 
his credit. ... A little slower but safer 
is "Frenchy" McHugh's "hay burner" 
which had to be moved out of Mission 
Valley so as to find a dry place to bed 
down. That's the reason for "Mac" 
wearing his "wading boots" to work 
lately. The new stable location is "Buz- 
zard's Knob, Drunk Squaw County, 
Calif. . . . Ray Hartmayer says the new 
Production Plarming "operation sheets" 
will tell a fellow when to "stoop," 
"squat" and "stretch." . . . Jim Patton 
has some new machines in operation that 
do practically everything but assemble 
the parts in the ship. Actually they are 
so "sensitive" that while demonstrating 
one to me he talked a little rough and 

the darn "Frankenstein" threw oil in his 

Bill Hall did his bit for the aid of 
vegetation by scheduling a golf tourna- 
ment which produced the usual results, 
rain. When it was re-staged the follow- 
ing week, several of the fellows collapsed 
from exhaustion brought on by rubber 
boots, raincoats and umbrellas they car- 
ried around in the blistering sunshine — 
just in case. Jack Thompson, Chick 
Austin and Brendon Davin copped prizes 
to keep the Production Department in 
the golfing limelight. Thompson's 75 
was the best round of the day. I played 
with them and was responsible for the 
"gallery," which was a troupe of boys 
on each side of the fairway wondering 
when I was going to hit one out of bounds 
that was worth keeping. The grounds- 
keeper followed Bill Flenniken and Craig 
Clark around with grass seed and saved 
a lot of "harrowing." Craig broke 100 
and has been yelling for the "jack pot" 
ever since. Other lads to win prizes were 
Linn, Csupak, Calkins, Cohrs, Ward, 
Anderson, Fox and Smith. Bill "chopper" 
Hall and Art "hacker" Kellogg also went 

The "tall tales" of Charlie McCarthy 
would run second to "Chris" Christof- 
ferson's night of "double horrors" en- 
countered at Frank Hiedeman's home 
recently. Chris thought he was seeing 
double when he spied the identical twins 
"Sparky" and "Red" Earnest but when 
the voice from "everywhere" began to 
invite him to come out and fight in 
five places at the same time he was 
ready to swear that Hitler had landed 
with all his forces. After Chris had ex- 
hausted himself running after the elusive 
"phantom hecklers," he "swore off" sev- 
eral of his favorite pastimes. 

We learn that Gracie Koenig has the 
little "love nest" picked out and con- 
tracted for in La Mesa. It won't be long 
now. Gracie says she is at least getting 
far enough away to inconvenience the 

The Production lassies have entered a 
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SPRING and Sports, they go together 
hke rain and mud, and we've had 
enough of that lately so there should be 
no doubt as to the connection. 

Of course Basketball and Ice Hockey 
are over, but Golf will continue, a Ten- 
nis Tourney is on tap, the Softball leagues 
will soon be under way, Baseball is in full 
swing, the Soaring Club, Gas Model 
Racers, Model Aeroplanes, Rowing Crew 
and don't forget the fishing; will all draw 
their full share of enthusiasts. 

So much for that, now for a little 
sermon to go with it. We've had this on 
our chest for some time, so will get it 
over with now, and try to make it short 
and (sweet?). It's a lot of fun writing 
this stuff and I hope it affords some of 
you good reading, but, it is impossible 
for one or two men to get around the 
plant, and be expected to know all that's 
going on and everybody that is doing it. 
I know most of you would like to see 
your name in the ComoVuiator once in 
a while, but it can't be done unless some 
of you guys are interested enough to see 
that names, etc., are turned in. 

So, if you want some good Sports 
representation, see that we get the dope — 
what you have done or are going to do or 
want to do, and for gosh sakes let's get 
some names! Turn it in to the Welfare 
Office care of Ralph Smith. 

Thanks for listenin.' 


In reading of Connie Warmerdam's 
new polt vault record of 15 feet 2 ^ 
inches the other day, it brings to mind 
some of the feats of our Sports Director, 
Ralph Smith, when a 14-foot jump was 
considered impossible. 

Ralph got his start at San Diego High 
school, following in the footsteps of his 
brother, Harry, who was a Champion 
vaulter before him. He had won the 
Southern California title in the L. A. 
Coliseum from Lee Barnes in 1924, but 
later lost the State title when Lee jumped 
12 ft. 11 inches to his 12 ft. 9 inches. 
Barnes went on to win the Olympics 
that year with a vault of 12 ft. 8 inches, 
while still in high school. 

In 1926, Smith got revenge, jumping 
against Barnes in the S.P.A.A.U. meet. 
He set an American record of 13 ft. 

6 inches. The World's record at that time 
was 13 ft. 9 in., held by the Norwegian 
jumper, Charlie Hoff. He came to this 
country and Ralph jumped against him 
on three different occasions but could 
never crack the jinx. 

In later years San Diego produced a 
number of good vaulters who all were 
better than 14 feet, including Bill Hub- 
bard, Bill Miller, '32 Olympic champ, 
Bud Deacon, and Jack Rand. Later there 
were Williams, Garber, Meadows and 
Sefton, of U.S.C., the latter setting a 
ceiling of 14 ft. 11 in. Vareff of Oregon 
and Hoff of Norway were the only 
vaulters in the last 16 years to hold 
records who were not from U.S.C. 

Ralph has given the following statis- 
tics of vaulting records starting in 1879 
with 10 ft. 4% in.; 1883, 11 ft. Vz in.; 
1898, 11 ft. 101/2 in.; 1920, 13 ft. 5 in., 
by H. K. Foss, U.S.A.; 1925, 13 ft. 11 '/g 
in., Charlie Hoff, Norway; 1941, 15 ft. 
2^4 in., Connie Warmerdam, Olympic 
Club. Bamboo poles were used as early 
as 1878 but were discarded for ash. Bam- 
boo is now used by most jumpers, a few 
preferring metal, however. 

In 192 5 in San Francisco Ralph tied his 
brother Harry for both the National 
A.A.U. Junior and Senior titles but lost 
both by a toss of a coin. 

Incidentally, Smith won the County 
welterweight boxing title in 1927, after 
winning the National Junior Pole Vault- 
ing Championship in Lincoln, Nebraska 
earlier that year. 


Consair's Baseball team, decked out in 
new uniforms is doing all right for itself, 
beating Lockheed Jrs. 17-2 in the first 
game of the Aircraft League. It isn't 
going to be all gravy though, as Lock- 
heed has a much stronger team than the 
Jrs and Northrup played the Angels in a 
practice game and lost by only one run. 

These games are played every Sunday 
at Navy Field at the foot of 5 th St. 
and are free. Come out fellows, and sup- 
port your team. 


A Glee Club composed of night crew 
men is being organized. Ed Borgens will 
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May, 1941 


By Bouham 

night crew. Men wishing to join, get 
in touch with Ralph Smith at the welfare 


All Softballplayers are urged to report 
to their department managers at once 
as a schedule is being drawn up for 
practice and play. 

If you don't have a team in your de- 
partment and want to play ball, go to 
the welfare office for information. They 
will supply you with balls and bats and 
make arrangements for you to practice. 

So far as is known, the Day League 
games will be played Sunday mornings, 
as all playgrounds are chartered for City 
League games at night throughout the 
week for the duration of the season. 
(Continued on page 32) 


By Matt WielopolskJ 

LAST month the "Hull Dept." took 
fover the basketball championship, 
this month they will probably retain 
the golf laurels, but — next month, the 
baseball trophy will undoubtedly be won 
by the — "Hull" gang, of course. 

Then, there's the most unusual predic- 
ament and situation existing in our Ten- 
nis Tournament today. Thus far in the 
play-offs, Walt Bugg, Frank Froghling, 
and Ed Requa remain favorites for Homer 
Shayler's Consair Tennis Crown. But, 
there will be a few changes made during 
the next few Saturday tennis matches 
when Lockwood, Sjoblom, Widmer, Hud- 
son, Shellback, McGowan, McClarren and 
others take their racquets on the courts. 
"Big Boy" Gillespie, an unknown, un- 
ranked and unbeaten should upset the 
"favorites" dope-sheet, mark my word. 

Even Ed Kellogg can be found on the 
golf hnks every "spare" week end re- 
placing "spare" divots, replaying "spare" 
shots, swings, strokes and what have you. 

"Red" Chaplin is no more a fish. 
'Cause Loren goes fishing in the wee 
hours of the morn. In the evening (Fri- 
day) Alice prepared rare Tuna (canned) 
dishes. That is "Being Prepared." 

Up to this writing, Hal Leppart tops 
"Father" Coughlin in bowling — Owen 
Gandee is ahead of the field in golf — 
and Homer Shayler still talks a good 
game of tennis. 


THE Coinolidatcd Ice Hockey Team 
traveled to Long Beach recently. 
Sporting their new uniforms of scarlet 
pants, green shirts and green socks, the 
team entered into its first outside game 
with high spirits. 

The powerful, well-organized play of 
the Cubs proved too much for the air- 
craftsmen however. The final score stood 
at 14 to 2. 

The Coinolidatcd team, handicapped by 
lack of a coach and a small rink, did not 
seem to get under way until the last 
period. Then the two lone goals were 
scored by Al Yakovenko and Joe Webb. 
In that period the Consolidated defense 
held the Cubs to two goals, while the for- 
ward line headed by lanky Captain Art 
Guzinski and sharp-shooting Al Yako- 
venko put on a brilliant exhibition of of- 
fensive tactics. 

Considerable progress has been made by 
the team since its first two victories over 
Herbert Hoover High School. Although 
the season ended with a defeat, the pros- 
pects for next season look promising. 

The squad now owns complete uniforms 
and protective pads. This equipment 
should enable an early start of practice 
next fall. A full schedule of games is 
promised by Manager Poggi. 

The lineup at the Long Beach game was 
as follows: 

L. Defense — Art Guzinski (Capt.) 

R. Defense — Leo Gunberg 

Center — Joe Webb 

L. Wing — Al Yakovenko 

R. Wing — -Verne Ottem 

Goalie — George Augustenborg. 
Reserves: Warren Petersen, Mark Beav- 
er, Pat Patnode, Howard Morrison, Jess 
James and Ted Jermyn. 


Plans are being made for forming golf 
leagues which will run throughout the 
spring and early summer months. Teams 
are being formed and play will commence 
one week after the plant tournament in 

Bill Smith, night engineering, and Ralph 
Smith, athletic director, have established 
a tentative set of rules based on those 
used in plants in the east. If you want 
further information, get in touch with 
Ralph Smith at the Welfare Office. 


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Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Johnston who an- 
nounced the arrival of a 10-lb. baby boy. 
Born at 4:30 evening of March 24, 1941. 
Metal Bench. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hannum announced 
the arrival of an 8'/2-lb. baby boy. James 
Ray Hannum. Baby born in Quintard 
Hospital 12:30 morning of March 8, 1941, 
and cigars were had by all. 

Mr. Art Faram left for home in Fort 
Worth, Texas, to attend T. C. U. Sorry 
to see him leave, but lotsa luck. 

Chet Niebrugge, Experimental's most 
recent clerk, is complaining about having 
to use one of the new noiseless Royal type- 
writers He says he is used to an "Under- 

Harry "Shalimar" Addis was recently 
seen in one of S. D.'s night spots — when 
asked if he was enjoying himself, Harry re- 
plied "It's so good to get away from it all." 

Don "Woodie" Evy recently developed 
what he terms as being "the greatest con- 
tribution to the science of aircraft." y^' 

Wendell "Hep" Arford has Experi- 
mental jumpin' with his jive since he has 
begun taking lessons from his new jitter- 
bug teacher. He never is happy unless he 
has both feet oif the ground. 

Ray "Blue Print" Lake certainly has 
made a hit with the fair sex in the Planning 
B/P Dept. They now refer to him as 
being a "sketch." 


HAVE you heard about "Chris" Chris- 
tofferson looking for the Httle man 
who wasn't there, at a party at F. Heide- 
man's house. Frank did an imitation of E. 
Bergen and had Chris shadow boxing all 
over Frank's yard. Moral: Don't make 
something without a process card if you 
expect a stockchaser to find it. 

You can be too thin 

You can be too fat 

You can be too poor 

But you can't be too careful. 

If your wife laughs at your jokes it 
means that you have either a good joke 
or a good wife. 

The weaker the argument, the stronger 
the words. 

It often shows a very fine command of 
language to say nothing. 

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds 
discuss events; small minds discuss people. 

You have more than 200 bones in your 
body, and yet if one is broken you may 
be laid up for weeks. 

By H. Herman 

G. Christian of PBY leading edges is 
considered the toughest man in the Wing 
Dept. There is some talk about nick nam- 
ing him "Donald Duck." However, no one 
has tried it as yet. Any volunteers? 

Bob Gauldin sold his boat and is build- 
ing a home. Let's hope he has smooth 

Joe "Snoogly Bumps" Sylvester is back 
from his vacation. Joe says that he would 
have enjoyed it more if he had been given 
more time. 

Eddie Robinson and Frank Heideman 
are certainly proud of their new Chev- 
rolets and have added plenty of miles on 
them over the week-ends. 

As usual the Wing Blkd. team took an- 
other shellacking administered by the 
Wing team. This is their second try. Bet- 
ter luck next time boys. 

To watch the men running to work 
these rainy nights brings a certain bit of 
pride out. Young and old and in between, 
they all show the spirit which has made 
America what it is today. Even when the 
going is tough they won't and can't be 

It has been rumored that "Rusty" Davis 
and "Tex" Sanders will be passing out 
those big cigars in a week or two. 

The Wing Dept. as a whole expresses 
regret at the passing of Norman Brent 
from our group. 



, _ , Whips! 

It's economical, too. 

May, 1941 



CONFIDENTIALLY, the traffic sit- 
uation is becoming "TER-AFFIC! ! 
As far as the Hull gang is concerned, the 
sooner the "dream" highway system we 
hear so much about is installed in Southern 
California the better. It's getting so now 
that every driver in the plant has got 
three or four notches to say nothing of 
crumpled fenders to his credit! 

We have the sad case of Gerald Wayne 
Bunn, youthful riveter sometimes called 
"Chubbie" by his friends, who took his 
young lady friend for a ride on Easter 
Sunday. It seems that the young lady, who 
is noted for her power of persuasion, 
wheedled "Chubbie" into letting her 
practice driving in his shiny new hop-job. 
Result — one car badly smashed, one 
pocket-book sadly deflated, and one be- 
wildered riveter. When asked what he 
thought of the accident, "Chubbie" rue- 
fully replied, "Well, it would have been 
better to have gone through the mud 
puddle than to have tried to climb that 
cliff — " he paused, "especially in rainy 

One good thing about our traffic sit- 
uation, you notice no one ever picks a 
fight with a Consolidated worker any- 
more. For example, if a Consair employee 
cuts you off on the road you had better 
smile. Or else he'll stop the car, get out, 
and take you down a peg. He and six other 
guys who ride with him for six bits a 

The real thing that gets us down is 

A doctor was talking to one of his 
patients, a colored lady. She must have 
had the flu or something, because she was 
going into great detail about her "mis- 

Doctor, jovially: "Well! Well !I would 
say — 'in the vernacular' that you feel 
pretty lousy." 

Cullud lady: "Doctuh, I not only feels 
lousy in the vuhnaculah, I feels lousy 
all ovuh!!" 

By Bill Pettit 

the parking situation. Of course some of 
the boys have got this beat too. They 
bring a motor glide in the rumble seat. 

Then again pontoons came in right 
handy last month. It was so wet out 
Pacific Beach way, that in order to get 
home from work, it took one man driv- 
ing and five men bailing. For "Red" 
Chaplin's gang out in Water Test, it 
took one man driving and only three men 
bailing. You see they're pretty good at 
this already, because that's right down 
their alley. 

For most people, March 19 doesn't 
mean a thing, except perhaps it was a 
little more cloudy than usual and a hurri- 
cane was in the offing, but to Al Clark, 
Hull foreman, it was the day of days, 
for about eleven p. m. Phillip WiUiam 
Clark made his first personal appearance 
into the world. (Al wants him to work at 
Consolidated when he grows up so he's 
teaching him to tread water.) Incident- 
ally, Phil entered the ring at nine pounds, 
one and one-sixteenth ounces, and toe 
nails which were badly in need of trim- 
ming at the age of two days! The boys 
at the plant thought that a name like 
"King Neptune" or "Davy Jones Clark" 
would be more appropriate to the season, 
but Mrs. Clark was a conscientious ob- 

Weather out here hasn't been very 
cheerful for the Ford representatives, but 
what can we say after we say its unusual? 

One thing the rain has done for Al 
Leonard and Charles Miller, leadmen in 
the Hull department. They have become 
heroes overnight, by merely solving how 
to play golf in the rain. First they take 
regular golf shoes, split them, and sew in 
canvas webbing. Then all you have to do 
is use a cork golf ball until it floats 
near the green and attach a sinker to it, 
from here its a simple matter to take 
soundings to find the cup. (Charley Miller 
and Carl Cole started out a few weeks 
ago to try out the new system. When we 
get a holiday, we're going to drag Emerald 
Hills for them. ) 


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Phone Main 1666 

Hours 8:30 a. m. to 9:00 p. m. Daily 
Open Sundays 10 until 4 

J. R. McDonald, Safety Director and Head 
of the First Aid, takes the part of an ailing 
patient for the pitflure, just to shoTv that he 
knows how it feels to be on the sick end. 
L. H. Johnson has him saying "Ah!", but 
keeps the diagnosis to himself. 

Remember the steam kettle — though 
up to its neck in hot water it continues 
to Sing. — From 'Tlash." 

Biologists call man the superior animal, 
but have you noticed the woodpecker uses 
his head when he works? Do you? 


Noiv safe workers are needed more than 
ever before. 

G. D. Morris gets a bit of foreign matter 
removed from his eye by Medical Attendant 
F. M. Hart. First Aid men are skilled in re- 
moving foreign matter and in applying treat- 
ment that prevents infection. Take no chances 
with your eyes- — they can't be replaced. 



.... -^ "ii 



I'VE got a pain in my toe." "Some- 
thing's wrong with my arm." "Doc, 
gimme a once-over, will you?" 

Timid, defiant, curious, amused or even 
downright scared, several thousand Coti- 
solidatcd men have at one time or an- 
other filed through First Aid. For, with 
the exception of personnel, no other Con- 
sair department so intimately touches 
every employee 

J. R. McDonald, genial six-footer 
chief (officially known as our Safety Su- 
pervisor), came to First Aid in January, 
1936, and now heads the department. 

"Back in pre-expansion days," Mc- 
Donald relates, "we had only a small room 
in Building One. The First Aid Depart- 


it attains a fairly respectable rate of speed 
and its rubber tires insure the maximum 
amount of comfort for the occupant. 
When answering such emergency calls 
attendants carry a full size doctor's kit. 

"First Aid men are on duty every hour 
of the twenty-four. Plus the physical ex- 
amination staff, two men take care of the 
steady stream of employees requiring at- 

McDonald is chairman of each of the 
three Safety Committees. "Mac," as his 
associates call him, makes suggestions 
which eliminate conditions which might 
cause injuries. He makes a daily plant 

The lowered accident rate is directly 

Your First Aid 

ment was organized in September, 1935, 
and was three months old when I arrived. 
One man was on the day shift. I took 
over on the night shift. 

"We handled routine cases of injury 
or illness then as we do now, but made 
no physical exams of the employees' gen- 
eral physical condition. (In July, 1940, 
when the rush came, we moved to larger 
quarters west of the new personnel build- 
ing. The general physical examinations 
were started in September, 1940.) 

"Primarily, our job in First Aid, is to 
prevent both injuries and sickness when 
possible and to be of aid when such 
troubles do come up. It is to the direct 
benefit of the employee and the company 
as well that the employee lose as little 
time as possible from sickness or accident 
so we endeavor to take care of all minor 
ailments, and of course are prepared for 
serious cases. We have a station wagon 
and a driver in readiness at all times for 
this purpose, also an electric ambulance 
for use in the plant. 

"Naturally, cases of appendicitis, con- 
tagious diseases or organic ailments are 
sent immediately to the family doctor as, 
in these cases he knows the necessary back- 
ground of the ill person better than we 
do. Also serious cases of injury which re- 
quire suturing of wounds or stitching up 
of deep cuts are taken directly to the 

"For serious emergency cases occurring 
in the plant where a mart becomes in- 
capacitated and cannot navigate under his 
own power, we have a white enamelled 
truck, popularly called the "Pony Ex- 
press," which brings the stricken or un- 
conscious employee to the department. 
The truck is painted white, with the 
familiar red cross. Operated by batterv. 

traceable to the interrelated work of Safety 
Committees and First Aid. 

In San Diego recently there were a 
large number of cases of German measles. 
(It u'OJild have to be the German variety! ) 
The law of averages being what it is, a 
certain number of employees have been 
exposed to it. First Aid's vigilance has 
caught the early symptoms a number of 
times and has prevented its spread. 

The success of any department hes in 
its personnel. McDonald has chosen his 
First Aid staff carefully, by selecting his 
aides from men who have had years of ex- 
perience administering first aid. We pre- 

Standing, left to right: F. M. Hart, 
J. R. McDonald, T. W. Wills. Kneeling: S' 
L. N. Johnson. Absent: C. G. Paden, T. R. Lee 

May, 1941 

sent a brief biography of each aide: 

Glenn Edward Smith. Smith received 
his training in Mare Island Hospital 
Corps School, San Francisco. Born of 
Scotch-Irish descent (with a trace of 
Sioux Indian thrown in), he spent years 
in the Navy. His most interesting experi- 
ence was a six-week scientific cruise with 
University of California scientists to the 
Channel Islands of Mexico. Smith is the 
first Physical Exam man the newcomer 
meets. When Smith's not checking blood 
pressure or someone's eyes, he spends his 
time in cryptography. (Unravelling secret 
code messages, to you!) 

Leo D. Vigncanlt. Leo is the depart- 
ments' clerk who gets down a record of 

and legs and go through setting-up exer- 
cises. He's practically a Native Son, having 
arrived in San Diego when he was one year 
old. He golfs, sails a boat and his fav- 
orite study is obstetrics (The dictionary 
says this is maternity case work or mid- 
wifery.) Wills admits he doesn't get much 
obstetrics practice in First Aid. 

Sol A. BcaJner, M.D. Dr. Beadner was 
licensed as a physician and surgeon in 
1939. He is a graduate student of the 
University of Idaho, received his B. A. 
degree from Oregon University and holds 
an M. D. degree from the latter's Medical 
School. He has made extensive studies in 
bacteriology and was formerly affiliated 
with Mt. Zion Hospital, San Francisco. 

D. R. Ward gets a nicked finger dressed 
by Medical Attendant A. G. Paden — such first 
aid protection takes but a moment, starts 
your body*s healing processes off ^vithout 
delay and avoids the possible complications 
arising from infection. 


your physical condition. He had previous 
experience as yeoman, first-class, on three 
flagships. When telling of his experiences, 
he likes best the one about when he and 
40,000 crossed the Equator, the majority 
of whom became "Trusty Shellbacks" in 
a body. His hobbies are hunting, horse- 
back riding and reading Russian and 
French classics. 

Thomas Wills. Fresh from Medical 
School, Duke University, Wills served a 
Consolidated apprenticeship as Inspector 
in the plant before coming to First Aid. 
He still carries on his inspections for he's 
the man who makes you wave your arms 

Vigneault, C. E. Smith, Dr. S. H. Beadner, 
IHuggins, C. W. Pierceall, J. H. McCaffery, 


It is his job to listen in on thumping 
hearts and fish around with a stethoscope. 
Off duty, he fishes around for trout. 

Charles W. Pierceall. Pierceall hails 
from Paducah, land of Irvin Cobb. He 
obtained his formal training at two Navy 
Schools and his travels read like a Cook's 
tour. His mementos include a Good Con- 
duct medal presented by former Secretary 
of Navy Daniels and a silk flag from 
President Wilson to his aides on the day 
the men of the Great White Fleet paraded 
in San Francisco. Pierceall's hobbies are 
hunting and golf. 

Linns N. Jo/jnson. Johnson has had 
many years in Naval activities, obtaining 
his training at the Hospital Corps School, 
Newport, Rhode Island. For accomplish- 
ments, he lists (as you might suspect from 
his name) ability to speak some Swedish, 
spent 21 months overseas during world 
war. Just missed a zeppelin raid on Lon- 
don. For his out-of-the-hospital routine, 
he names gardening, fishing and hunting. 

Frederick M. Hart. Hart trained at 
the Great Lakes Training School and from 
1919 to 1940 continued his work in the 
Navy. He has 30 medals gained in pistol 
shooting contests, has landed a 22 5 pound 
Marlin and was in Pekin during the early 
days of the Republic when all the fire- 
works took place. 

Jolvi Hugh McCaffrey. McCaffrey 
served twenty years in the Navy and was 
trained in a Navy training school. He is 
1 member of the Fleet Reserve Association 
and when he isn't painting with iodine, 
etc., he takes up painting pictures and 
playing good music. 

A. G. Paden. Paden received several 
courses in First Aid training, besides 
(Concluded on page 24) 

Medical Attendant C. E. Smith gives Med- 
ical Attendant C. W. Pierceall a check-up 
on his heart. Quite a few persons undergoing 
a physical examination stand in a-we when 
the heart and blood pressure checking comes 
along. Actually it's a very simple procedure 
for determining just ho^v your ticker "ticks." 




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George (Casanova) Finley is the proud 
owner of a new '41 CLUB coupe. That's 
an awful lot of extra "elbow" room for 
a single fella. 

Ralph Crawford has gone the way of 
all flesh, at least mighty nigh all of it. 
Yousah, the lad is hitched — pore feller. 
'Course, he's all smiles now 

Ham MoUeur concentrated on the pins 
at the far end of the bowling alley, 
wound up and let go ... so did his liga- 
ments — he sprained 'em clean down to 
his toes. 

If it's information from south of the 
border that you seek just drop over and 
say "howdy" to Louis Grabbit. He's 
fresh from a two-weeks' siesta down Mex- 
ico City way. 

We all remember how sorry we felt 

By Kenton Garrett 

for Hosea Fields when he took an attack 
of appendicitis and had to be rushed to 
the hospital. Now he's back and the gang 
is mighty glad. 

Marsden Schwedler, James Neese and 
O. J. Mack are three other lucky fel- 
lows who enjoyed the annual ritual of a 
week's leave, with pay. 

Without assuming an air of excessive 
pride we ask: Have you seen our depart- 
ment lately? Well sir, it's worth the time 
spent just to admire the two new bend- 
ing machines. Not to mention our new 
bend alloy tanks; and the general air 
of increasing activity. It looks like big 
times ahead! 

Every Tube Bender's theme song: 
Shoot the material to me, Johnnie boy. 


Harry Williams finally passed out those 
cigars! The new boy's name is Jim and 
he weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. John Hoscher's 
son arrived last Feb. 26 and was labeled 

Vern Romaine pulled a sneak marriage 
on the boys last month but it's no secret 

Graves, Gates, and Groschel all reported 
having enjoyable vacations — in the rain. 

Glamour boy Ralph Way posed for the 
Community Chest posters. What an in- 
centive that will be for the boys to 
"give." Now that Woody Mayer has his 


By Leon Jacobs 

new convertible bright red Plymouth, 
he has to carry a bag of rocks with him 
to fight off the girls. 

Red Robbins just returned from a trip 
in the East with a new Olds Hydro-matic 
8. He said it will only do 110. Chris' 
dog, "Tip," just celebrated his 1st. birth- 

The No. 1 bowling team is really going 
to town. Joe Friel and the boys are out to 
win top money. The No. 2 team won't 
be far back when the final standings are 


Red Hindeman became a proud father 
March 20. It was a six pound boy. Nice 
work, Red. 

Louie Bernard and Tony Paulovitch are 
both getting married within a month or 
two, it is said Louie wants it kept quiet 
so don't tell anybody, fellows. 

If anyone is interested in leather carving 
as a hobby, they should see some of Bob 
Berkin's work. He is really very good at 
that sort of thing. 

Ted Swartz has something on his mind. 
Duffy found him trying to fit some strips 
on the wrong jig. 

John Stryker of the night shift was 
married in Yuma, March 29. Congratula- 
tions, Johnny. 

Gil Ludeman says if anyone wants to 
know how to not fall off a horse, just ask 

By Sid Riches 
him. The liniment company's nearly sold 
out to Gil, he used so much of it. 

Johnny Hume and George Calvert 
finally made some use of that bright red 
Plymouth. On the way to work one morn- 
ing they singlehanded put out a fire in 
the motor of a Model A. 

Dan O'Connel, ex-tank man, was mar- 
ried the 19th of this month. If everyone 
is getting married so early in the year, 
there may not be many June brides. 

Felix Mattingly seems to be a mighty 
sick man. He's been seen at the Coimty 
Hospital nearly every night the last few 
weeks. Couldn't be a certain nurse? 

Bud Parsons broke loose and is now 
pushing a '41 Plymouth. There are still 
some wonder salesmen left. 

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WOOD Shop bowling team still holds 
their own with 60 wins and Mr. 
Jamison back in form. He's really shoot- 
ing some nice games. 

One bright Saturday morning Al Pfen- 
nighauser, C. Snider, L. Ward and R. Hall 
set out for a game of golf, several bets 
having been placed on the side. Seems as 
though Ward and Hall started too early 
for they couldn't keep the little ball on 
the fairway. Al says better luck next 
time, boys. 

When at La Jolla Cove, keep your eyes 
open for "Tarzan" Bowen in his leopard 
skin trunks. 

While on the subject of swimming suits. 
Bill Britt has his 1910 model out for 
another season. 

Our good friend, George Rosenthal, has 
been taking up a collection to purchase 
a copy of that famous book "How to Win 
Friends and Influence People." This item — 
self explanatory. P. S. Rosie recently pur- 
chased a new 1941 Oldsmobile. 

Apparently Mr. Gregersen has his new 
car in dreams only. Don't lose hope Bill, 
it took me 1 4 months to talk my wife into 

Two of our members are proud owners 
of new Chevrolets, Mr. Art Younghus- 
band and Mr. McGiffin. Mac's report on 
fishing is not so good now, but big hopes 
for next month. 

Mr. Leisenring, we are informed, is add- 
ing the finishing touches to his new home 
in Rolando. 

Butler, our stock clerk, has his discharge 
papers he says, so he will probably con- 
tinue his stay with us, we hope. 

John Swanson is back to work after a 

By Bob Harsbaw 

vacation spirit slightly dampened by Cali- 
fornia's unusual weather. He looks like 
a new man and we are glad to have him 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Tessary have a new 
arrival in their home. Her name is Mary 
Ann. An interested observer says Joe 
makes a swell father — even to walking 
the floor and all the other little necessities. 

A number of our boys are out with the 
measles. Hurry up and get well fellows — 
you're big boys now. 

Mr. Hagan of the Ford Co. has been 
here for some time. We hope he has gained 
as much knowledge as he has given. We 
are glad for the opportunity of getting 
acquainted with him. 

Young Bradbury from Hodgson's gang 
has come out of hibernation. We all won- 
der how it feels to be in love for the first 
time. Mr. Bradbury is 21 years of age, 
and this is a new experience for him. All 
we can say is "Brad" keep your feet on 
the ground. 

Our famous glamour boy, Dick 
Gaughen, is back from his vacation after 
having given the girls a break (spent all 
his money on them). Balboa beach was 
the scene of the "fleecing." From his ac- 
tions we don't know if he's in love or just 
resting up from his week at Balboa. 

Commenting on last month's article 
about the coming increase in his family, 
Pogerel says "What do you mean, make 
triangles out of squares," "that method 
was discarded years ago, because its un- 
comfortable as well as unsafe. Wise up 
on modern methods, Harshaw, you may 
have the occasion to use them again, who 



"\ T ISITORS to the loft nowadays can 
V witness the latest in mens' fashions 
in the new Haberdashery just installed 
in the form of a coat rack. Special fea- 
tures are the plaids and plain colors 
with odds and ends of knit wear. "Icky" 
Silberstein, chief salesman will auction o£F 
any garment by appointment or at noon 
hour. "Icky" has Joe Davis acting as con- 
tact man on this project. (Please don't 
judge the goods by the looks of Joe's 
new hat) . 

"Blimp" Shultz is reported to have 

By Jrmmie Spvrgemt 

suffered nervous shock as he lay sunning 
out La Jolla way recently. Seems a near- 
sighted fisherman mistook him for a por- 
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1. The Mechanical Maintenance Midnight Dinner Club. Photo by Roy Schultz. They are, 
left to right: Dennie Chavis, E. Morrison, Red Robertson, V. Harry, Co-wboy Mueller, Bill 
Murray, Stan Marcyan, Jack Kemict, Bert Shapin, Chuck Woolman, M. Stratton, Clyde Jen- 
nings, B. Dunnam, Clark Yarwood, "Art" LaFond, and A. Cole. 

2. Harold Strawn of Tool Design proudly showing his model and some of his trophies. 

3. Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Norell immediately following their recent w^edding in Yuma. 
Mr. Norell works in Super-Strudlure. 

4. The w^edding party of G. D. Maguire, Tool Design. In the group from left to right 
are Mrs. Bert Rowan; Charles Smith, Engineering; J. T. Maguire of Wing; the bride, w^ho w^as 
Miss Leia McElroy of Corpus Chrifti, Texas; the blushing groom; and Mr. V. D. Maguire. The 
photo w^as taken by Bert Row^an of Tool Design. 

5. This is the welcome sign in Hondo, Texas. The story is told that the local **Tem- 
perance" society gave it a covering coat of white paint one night, but as they say in Texas, 
someone w^as a little quicker on the draw, because when the sun rose the sign read, "This is 
Hondo, Texas. Drive like hell. That's w^here you*re going anyway,** The fellow holding up the 
sign is Ken Hannun, junior inspector and the pidlure was taken by "Chuck** Hanlon, bench 

6. The "Stratokat,** designed and built by Leighton "Joe** Webb. This Webb-designed 
aircraft has a span of 48 inches, a length of 3 3 inches and is powered by an Ohlsson "23** 
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7.-8. The drop hammer picnic — K. Vesock 
is feeding his face as Bob Gibson looks on; 
w^hile D. Morrison tends bar. The Drop Ham- 
mer picnic was held April 6 at El Monte 

9. This is young Miss Arland June Ernst, 
five, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Ernst. 
Mr. Ernst works in Hull 1. 

10. Miss Carol May McDuffee gave a 
great big smile for the camera man at Mis- 
sion Beach. Miss Carol is the year old daugh- 
ter of H. J. McDuffee of Hull Dept., Night 

U. H. T. Carver, Welding Dept., is 
mighty proud of Michael, tw^o, and David, 
three and a half. 

1 2 . Teddy Lee, four, and Glorie Ann 
Culwell, five months, are the children of 
Leslie Culwell of Hull Dept. 

13. Back, left to right: A. R. McGhee, 
C. Bissell, G, O. Plunkett. Front, left to right: 
W. C. Gish, G. W. Bunn. 

14. Leo Smith and Johnny Grow of the 
Wood Shop are enjoying the snow^ at Big 

15. Miss Margaret Miller and Bob Rey- 
nolds of the Night Engineering are enjoying 
some snow^ and are happy that the car is 
not stuck. 


The drop hammer dept. picnic at EI 
Monte Oaks, April 6 was a big success. 
The weather was grand but the horses 
rough. Ask John Wagner (The Lone 
Ranger) about the horses — one took him 
through the sagebrush. Ralph Meade 
tried to make a new road for his Buick 
but the mud got the best of him. M. 
Neal's son showed his dad how to ride a 
horse. They were never closer than 100 
yards. J. Pollard, R. Pocock and K. Hill 
really were having a big time with the 
Coca Cola and Ice Cream. 

We all offer our condolences to Ralph 
Meade whose mother passed away re- 
cently in Wichita, Kansas. 

—Red Boyle — 6010. 

To men of Drop Hammer Dept.: 

Your kind and thoughtful expression 
of sympathy will be remembered with 
sincere appreciation in the recent death 
of our mother. 

Signed Mrs. G. F. Johnson, 
Ralph Meade, 8004. 

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May, 1941 



OUR department has moved to its 
new location now, as some fellows 
say, "we are out at La Jolla now." With 
the exception of having to move our 
benches several times a week to accom- 
modate the maintenance men who are 
drilling holes in our nice new wooden floor 
and dodging others who are slinging pipes 
around like Indian clubs but soon our 
working quarters will be complete and we 
will be very happy. 

We are a bit puzzled as to how we should 
quote this next bit of gossip, by the 

By Joe Roberts and Bill Cullen 

title "Boy Gets Girl," or "Girl Gets Boy." 
The puzzling part of this is that the girl 
came all the way from Lawrence, Kan- 
sas, for her man. Whereas any fellow who 
can get a girl to follow him that far is 
really doing all right. Congratulations to 
both and best of luck to you both from 
all the boys. 

During our recent period of slight pre- 
cipitation, we had sunshine shining radi- 
antly in the form of Paul Harvey, who is 
at last the proud possessor of a production 

stamp. So when we find number 180 
stamped everywhere we just overlook the 
fact that Paul is just a little childish 
about the matter. 

In all seriousness now we wish to wel- 
come the men and their leaders who have 
moved to our department from Metal 
Bench and Hull. They seem to be a swell 
bunch of fellows. Hope they like it here. 

Sunday, March 23, this department held 
its first picnic at El Monte Park. Base- 
ball, dancing and games filled the after- 
noon with entertainment for all. 


(Concluded from page 5) 
first one, not a single accident occurred. 
1914 saw the first U. S. Army aero 
squadron organized here, as well as the 
first airplane used to spot schools of fish. 
Following this was the first transconti- 
nental squadron flight in 1918. Between 
this time and '23 things appear to have 
been a bit quiet, but in '23 several im- 
portant events took place. One was the 
first transcontinental non-stop flight 
achieved by Macready and Kelly in their 
T-2 monoplane which arrived in San Diego 
amid much well-deserved acclaim. An- 
other was the accomplishment of the first 
refueling in flight by Smith and Richter. 
Also '23 saw the establishment of the first 
regular passenger service from San Diego 
to Los Angeles by Ryan Airlines. 

By '26 San Diego was becoming very 
airminded and in this year became the 
first city on the coast to draft an "air 
ordinance" and formed the first municipal 
board of air control in the United States. 
'27 of course saw the start of the famous 
Lindbergh flight to St. Louis, New York 
and Paris, the actual take-off being ac- 
comphshed from North Island. Lindbergh 
Field was not then in existence . . . was 
in fact still a portion of the bay, being 
completely covered at high tide. '28 
brought the first non-stop flight from San 
Diego to Mexico City by Capt. Emilio 
Carranza of the Mexican Army, and the 
first night refueling in mid-air by the 
Question Mark in December. 





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There have been many more accom- 
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here. San Diego has been the scene of 
the breaking of more than 42 world's 
aviation records. These include altitude, 
distance, duration and speed flights made 
by Army and Navy aviators since 1916. 
It seems that the preparations for these 
took place rather quietly and broke out in 
news only as they were accomplished. 
Those who are native to these parts can 
probably recall a number of attempts 
which ended on the wrong side of the 
ledger, and even chuckle at some of the 
more weird conceptions of flying ma- 
chines that were tried. It is only fair, in 
speaking of these that didn't happen to 
succeed, to give them the credit they de- 
serve for trying, for if they had succeeded 
the record for San Diego would have been 
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in Bisbee of preaching in the church I 
attended as a youngster. 

Vacations are in style up here now — 
Testa and Stems were among those gone 
at time of writing, while Jones is waiting 
for the trout to start biting. 

The absence of Stems is greatly felt by 
Hammond for he now is without ample 
opposition in any argument he cares to 

Looking forward to the day when he re- 
turns home to East St. Louis for a visit, 
Lou Penetti bought a 1939 Oldsmobile 
painted a bright yeller — say won't those 
colored folks gasp as he goes by!! 

Speaking of cars — Ralph and Oscar are 
on the verge of a feud — the reason — who 
shall drive his car to work. Ralph has just 
bought a 1941 Olds sedan with all the 
trimmings, while Oscar became the proud 
owner of a 1939 Chevy — but they are both 
leary of our parking lot. 

Chevys are in power as far as the night 
block gang is concerned — Lambert just 
bought a '37 while Johnny Melega realized 

the dream of a lifetime come true in the 
purchase of a 1941 Club Coupe. 

Walt Spooner brought a 1940 Mercury 
back from Chicago for himself and a 
1939 Ford for Warren Rollins. Now War- 
ren has left us to work for United Parcel 

Dibb has been walking around with that 
"Certain Look" about him. His only an- 
swer when questioned was a startled — 
"Has Tarzan been talking?" But Tarzan 
remains silent on the question. 

There has been an increase in the Berg 
family — three more kids to feed. Where 
are the cigars Papa Ralph? Oh, they are 
just goats! My mistake. 

A brilUant career as a Softball player is 
interrupted when Solomon finds himself 
washing three cornered pants instead of 
watching a four base diamond. But may- 
be his wife's instructions are easier to un- 
derstand than the signs made by our 
"Reversia" trained Umpire Tarzan. 

Could it have been cold feet which 
caused Casanova Moore to miss the blind 
date he had for the Union dance? 


SPRING and early summer are here and 
a lot of the fellows are "heading for 
the hills" over the week-ends. If you en- 
joy beauty, spend a week-end somewhere 
back in the mountains. The Lilacs are in 
bloom and every Canyon has its own brook 
and waterfall. If you do go back a few 
don'ts or two for the newcomers to Cali- 
fornia. Don't pick the wild flowers, they're 
protected by law. Be careful where you 
build a fire and watch for snakes and 
poison oak. Watch your step a little and 
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Home again from their trip east are 
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Ortell and children, 
welcome back. 

Mrs. Bert Rowan is out of the hospital 
and Bert is again having to buy his pie 
for lunch. 

Larry Gransted is leading the bowling 
team on to greater something or other. 

Watkins now has a new station wagon 
for his trips into the snow. 

Ray Peters has a new bus. I m^an bus. 

We lose Harold Strawn to the day gang, 
but get an old-timer in tool design, Mr. 
Perry to take his place. Glad to have you 
with us Perry. 

Hendrix transfered;Winslow(day gang) 
to take his place; and new men are — 
Burton, Montgomery, Star, Shivers, Otti- 
well, Rzemienski, Allen, and up in big 
fixtures, Vidas. 

Mr. Hauphman says no matter how 
much you pay for them, you can't get 
teeth that will cut a steak as good as your 
own? He's got something there. 

Curley Knight says he wishes he had 
bought a new boat. He's fixing one up 
and after packing about that many miles 
of putty he thinks maybe horseback rid- 
ing is a good hobby. 

Suffer eyestrain and need immediate 
attention to their eyes. An eye exami- 
nation is good job insurance. At least 
80% of you need tinted lenses to 
protect your eyes from reflected light. 


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Bill Wheatley, Mr. Blood and Mr. Weaver 
stand before the production model of the 
Wheatley Electricycle. 


Bill Wheatley 's Electricycle, which 
was designed by Chief Test Pilot Bill 
Wheatley last fall, is now ready for pro- 
duction in its streamlined form. This 
was learned when a visit was paid the 
plant by Mr. Newton C. Blood and Mr. 
O. L. Weaver of Blood Sales Co. The 

firm is located in Long Beach, and they 
have taken over the production and sale 
of this new idea in transportation for 
rapidly expanding industrial plants. 

The latest design shows a bit of sim- 
plification over the prototype and con- 
siderable streamlining, with production 
advantages secured through utilization 
of standard parts, switching of throttle 
and brakes from the handle bars to foot 
control, etc. Also, greater mileage is 
possible between rechargings — or shift- 
ing to standby batteries. 

It appears that the new Electricycle 
will find considerable application within 
large production plants because it is 
noiseless, self-starting and easy to keep 
supplied with "juice." 

The original was a standard bicycle 
with the battery and motor mounted on 
the front fork and it had only one speed. 
It looked odd, but showed promise and 
Bill designed the second one from lessons 
learned from the first. Now the second has 
been improved and the production model 
makes its appearance. 

Its low center of gravity makes it 


Harry Leech and Gil Harris helping 
the Telephone Co. BLOW OUT THE 
LINES April 1st. Apple and Byers in- 
structing Sgt. Daggett at Gate 3 on Call 
Letters (2Y2). Bill (class c) Ford trad- 
ing his gun for a fire hose and doing 
much better. — Doc Learn moving benches 
with the new prowl car, and Yes, Roll- 
berg putting up quite a front at the 
lobby on two meals a day. — Bill Bean 
singing cowboy songs in the rain at 
Gate 2. — ^John Bell sea gull conscious 
from working at the ramp. — Chuck 
Brown hit by the flying bug and thinking 
about the R. A. F. — "Sugar" Cain and 
"King" Cole eating rite smart at Shms. — 
Chief Tompkins, Sgt. Johnston and Sgt. 
Gates all rounding into shape. — John 
Handley fetching in a peck of limes. — 
The Chief and all the Captains gifted 
with a shipment of "baby slippers." — 
Chief Kimball of the Plant Fire Dept. 
promoting a class on fire prevention thru 
the courtesy of the San Diego Fire dept. 
— Plant PoUce in receipt of fine diplomas 
from the San Diego Police Dept., having 
completed a course on Plant Protection. 
— Kilgore building at the beach and Sgt. 
Smith ready to move in on Pringle Hill. 

By Frank Thomas 

— Lee Presiler giving Ford, Oakley, Wil- 
lingham, etc., competition along the mus- 
tachio line. — Capt. Roth fishing every 
Sunday and starting to tell "those" tall 
tales. — Booth sporting a high yaller car. — 
Shumway and his I-was-and-you-were- 
there ditty. — Capt. Sevier fast becoming 
an authority on parking conditions. — 
Capt. Shattuck itching to hitch his trailer 
and hie to the beach. — ^Joe Smith, Marko- 
witz and Tom Bunch all wearing "off the 
job" hats. — Zaiser, Zenker and Zimmer 
with hard-to-keep-apart handles. 


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studying at Washington State College. He 
is perhaps more familiar with aviation 
hazards technically than many others due 
to training in aviation taken at Pensacola. 
He has spent a number of years in the 
Navy and is a member of six fraternal 
organizations. He sailed on a South Sea 
cruise with the famous Prof. Hobb and is 
proud of the autographed book Hobbs 
wrote of the trip. 

S. H. Huggins. Huggins comes to Coti- 
solidated with seventeen years of Naval 
training, backed by three Hospital Corps 
courses. He chose the Carolinas for a 
stomping ground, with North Carolina as 
his birthplace and South Carolina in which 
to obtain his education. For a hobby 
he spends his spare time in reading about 
current affairs, "a full time job, believe 
me," he says. 

Thomas R. Leonard. Hailing from 
Rhode Island, Leonard spent twenty years 
in the Navy as a Chief Pharmacist Mate. 
As a hobby, Leonard maintains an active 
membership in six different clubs and 

Padden, Hart, Huggins, Johnson, Mc- 
Caffrey, Smith and Leonard were all Chief 
Pharmacist Mates during their work with 
the Navy, So was McDonald, who spent 
twenty-two years as a Chief Pharmacist 

Incidentally, McDonald has two hobbies 




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E. A. Norden, -who -works on drop hammer 
dies in the foundry, shows what the well- 
dressed "Man From Mars" is -wearing this 
season. The respirator and goggles protect 
the lungs and eyes against the metallic duft 
when finishing the dies. 

which were sleuthed out of his co-workers. 
His pet hobby is breaking golf clubs with 
appropriately blue tinted remarks on the 
side. His other relaxation is the raising 
of Tangelos, a new kind of fruit which 
is a cross between a grapefruit and a tan- 

With the continued growth of Con- 
solidated, there will also be a further ex- 
pansion of the facilities of First Aid. 
Tentative plans are in the making for 
establishment of outpost stations, sup- 
plementary to the main one, each stra- 
tegically located in centers of given work 

Three million Americans can neither 
read nor write. 

Grandfather had a farm, his son has a 
garden, and his grandson has a can opener. 

The perfect tax would be a tax on in- 

Civilization requires that the caliber of 
guns be made smaller and the caliber of 
men greater. 


Msual problems, 
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Phone F. 1853 for Appointment 

May, 1941 



We wish to announce that Clayton 
Louder is the proud papa of a 6-lb., 
2-oz. baby girl born April 2nd. Both 
Mrs. Louder and Joyce Ann are doing 
nicely. Our heartiest congratulations to 
them both. 

It finally happened. Karl Scherer took 
a couple of days off last week and got 
himself married in Los Angeles. Con- 
gratulations to you both and thanks for 
the cigars, Karl. 

Its been whispered hereabouts that 
Metal Bench doesn't pay its rent. Twice 
during the past month we've been evicted 
from our quarters. However, to assure 
our friends that we are not in pecuniary 
difficulties and that our credit is still 
good, we moved, firstly to make room for 

By Claude S. Scrivani 

the new planning office, and secondly to 
makewoom for ourselves. 

It was quite disconcerting to the bench- 
hands to come in on a Monday morning 
and find their place of work devoid of 
benches and things. However, after a 
little exploring each found his place and 
continued to hold up his end of pro- 

As this is being written the dust has 
not yet settled upon our new abode. 
Pneumatic hammers are literally batter- 
ing holes into the concrete floor, thus 
to hold down our mobile equipment. 
Yes folks, it really looks as though we 
are to stay awhile. The mail clerks and 
dispatchers may now adjust their routes 
and expect to find us at our new address. 


(Concluded from Page 9) 
awake or to keep other people away from 

We haven't quite figured this one out 
yet but it seems that Tex Landis took a 
vacation and either came back with a wife 
and no tonsils or tonsils and no wife. 

Bud Schimmin has been having all kinds 
of trouble with his golf tournament. With 
players straining at the woods and irons 
and the rain pouring down the meet has 
been consistently postponed. Bud says if 
worse comes to worse the play-off could 
be played in the new No. 4 building. Yeh, 
and with water hazards and everything! 

Eldon Brockmiere has been sporting 
around in a new Ford here lately. Says it 
is a lot better than riding a bicycle even 
if it is a bit more expensive. Claims he 
got a good trade in on the bike, too. 

This is a little late, but Ray Stoltz of 
San Diego and Vera Gist formerly of 
Little Rock, Arkansas, were married in 
the Baptist Church in Chula Vista, Dec. 
21st. This was one of the few marriages 
which took place in California last year. 

Arky Gilliam says he has put in a stenu- 
ous season trying to be coach and god- 
father to the basketball team. Biggest 
trouble Arky says is that they had to 
forfeit a number of games because of 
shortage of players and then when the 
players did show up after the forfeiture 
had been made they went ahead and beat 
the socks off the opposing team. . . . 

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12 m. to 12:30 a.m. is noon and from 
12:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. is afternoon. . . . 
Therefore it is no novelty to hear one 
speak of doing a certain job at "ten o'clock 
this morning!" 

Martin moved into a new home March 

13 th and says he is so tired from the busi- 
ness that he don't know whether he is 
going to enjoy the new suroundings or not. 



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THOSE who entered our first golf 
tournament are sure to remember it 
was interrupted by an "unusual" rain- 
storm. Not to be discouraged by such 
trifles, Bill Hall, with an "I'll try any- 
thing twice" look in his eye, chose a date 
for our second tournament, and again was 
disappointed by Jupiter Pluvius, so we 
soaked up some more of this rare California 
Weather. Hail and Armstrong disproved 
that axiom, "Once a Boy Scout, always a 
Boy Scout," when they failed in their 
efforts to hastily build a lean-to shelter 
on the 14th. They were finally washed 
out and made a splashing dash for the 
clubhouse. A wet time was had by all. 

Belated congratulations to Charlie Ruth 
and "Rusty" Allen, two of our boys who 
took the fatal step, and agreed to say 
"yes dear." No more bleary eyes for Allen 
on Monday nights after a quick trip back 
from San Francisco. 

Evans, our head checker, has several 
new additions to his ever-growing squad. 
The new members, each with a fist full of 
red pencils, are Campbell, Kotnick and 
Bain. Evans herein gives notice that he 
will not be responsible for any red marks 
outside the loft. 

We also have two new leadmen to keep 
the boys busy — Thornberg and Pete Miis. 
Incidentally, we understond that Pete is 
quite adept at catchign fish by hand. He 
tickles them. 

The Breakfast Bowling League is rolling 
into its final two weeks of play with the 
Cardinals leading, and the Yankees only 
one game behind. Art Zeitz rolled the high 
game, 2 57, and George Adair, the high 
series with 630. Chet Osberg set a new 
low score by bowling in his stocking 

By Bill Ricke and Bob Clark 

feet. Bob Anke's new bowling shoes 
boosted his score to 22 5. Our ambitious 
sports promoter, Al Brent, reports that 
two Softball teams are being organized to 
compete in the Consolidated Softball 
League. And by the way. Jack Norse and 
his wife saw the Brents' tandem-riding 
through traffic the other day. "That's just 
what we should do," exclaimed Mrs. 
Norse. "It's a good way to reduce, Jack." 
We'll all be on hand to watch the show. 

We always laugh at — "Red" Ander- 
son's weekly trip to Agua Caliente and 
his usual borrowing ten bucks the fol- 
lowing Monday night. . . . Steve Mettler, 
always detouring past the stenographer's 
office to get to his desk. . . . Jack Norse 
and his trusty exposure meter. He can't 
take a picture without it, and refuses to 
believe anyone else can. . . . Lombardi go- 
ing to church Easter Sunday. . . . "Elmo 
Tanner" Larson trying to out-whistle 
"Swede" Osberg. Neither will ever be 
able to match Johnny Stuck's famous 
rendition of "Frenesi." . . . Van Alsburg's 
rapidly fading suntan since his return from 
his honeymoon. ... Ed Jurcy's black eye, 
obligingly given by an irate California 
motorist who didn't like Illinois license 
plates. . . . Sam Merkowitz's new "yaller" 
Mexican belt, with silver buckle and all 
. . . Overbeck's loading down his 1929 
Ford roadster with eight passengers every 

morning Birthrong wearing the 

upper part of his pajamas as a shirt. 

What caused Fincham to jump when he 
uncovered his table the other night? He 
even broke his glasses during the excite- 
ment. You guessed it, it was the latest 
issue of the Consolidator. 


C. G. Rayborn purchased a '37 Chev- 
rolet and somehow or another he has a 
dented fender. Do you have a good ex- 
cuse, Cecil? 

H. A. Beyrer resigned his position as a 
clerk in the Heat Treat dept. and ac- 
cepted a position with the Western In- 
ternational Baseball League in Yakima, 
Washington. Good luck to you, Pete. 

Jim Emslie has just received his vaca- 
tion and is going to spend a little time 
up in Fresno. Jim, why so interested in 

By Edward Combs 

E. W. T. Post has purchased himself a 
motorcycle. Then he came in with a 
little hide off on accoimt he took a 
corner too fast. We all live and learn. 

Mrs. C. R. Jackman has had an oper- 
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very nicely. We are very grateful to 
hear that, Jack. 

V. A. Castanedo has received his ques- 
tionnaire and the boys are having a lot 
of fun out of him. Don't take the kidding 
too seriously, Vincent. 

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THE usual round of cigars were en- 
joyed by the fellows and "Papa" Ray 
Bramblett's chest is way out. An 8-lb. 
boy was the blessed event. Bruce Lee being 
the name. 

George Barrel starting to get that: Boy, 
I wish it was all over, feeling. About two 
weeks and George starts his 2 a.m. rug- 
cutting. Hope it's a boy. Tex Hatch is 
proud of his new home way out Vista La 
Mesa way, yours truly soon to be his 
neighbor in Rolando Village. 

Congratulations to H. F. Stockton who 
said "I do" recently to a fine girl. Who 
said a Cowling man couldn't blush! Boy. 

Our best wishes to Otto Lehman now 
convalescing at the Mercy Hospital. 

Ed Womack asking all the "innocent's" 
"Who oiled my new polaroid glasses?" 
The once peaceful quiet of No. 3 build- 
ing now shattered by the hammering of 
the rivet guns in Wing Assembly. We're 

By Clmck Morgan 

glad though that they are guns of produc- 
tion and not destruction. 

"Hank" and "Scotty" are at it again. 
A new Chevrolet and Studebaker respec- 

The proud feeling you get watching 
the Consair planes fly over knowing you 
had a small part in making it possible for 
them to fly. 

Most of the boys in the yard with their 
faces tanned, telling their girl friends 
about their vacation in Palm Springs? 
What a line! Ask "Parson" Lovett. 

We wish to thank our friends in the 
Hull and Electrical Departments for the 
many best wishes and the swell wedding 

How about coming over for some coffee 
some night, or if you don't drink coffee 
there's usually some "ice water" in the 
refrigerator. Thanks again. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stan Paschall. 


Pete Baxter, mentioned in the last Con- 
solidator as a prospective bridegroom, 
wants an E.O. (Engineers Order for 
Change) this week. Joe Hett, known as 
Cowboy Joe, is prospecting for that "Gold 
Mine in the Sky" without a Ucense. Bet- 
ter be careful, Joe. Neal Mirakle is Mike 
Byran's sidekick but he's a three-in-one 
man. You know, three kegs to Mike's one. 
Jerry Morland says he got his face 
scratched fighting Bob Cats, but I ask 
you do Bob Cats make you blush when 

Remember the bowling feud between 

By John McClain 

Matt Barthell, Harry Shrout, and Walter 
Derby? Well, they are still at it. From 
the looks of Mr. Mineah's 200 score the 
boys are in grave danger. It seems mighty 
good to see Mr. Mineah with the boys 
at the alleys each Monday morn. 

Did you hear about Arlan Tomlin- 
son's newly acquired acreage with all the 
chickens? Johnnie Mello has been hinting 
to Arlan that he surely liked fried chicken. 

Mr. and Mrs. Waskey are proud Mama 
and Poppa of an eight pound bouncing 
boy. Congratulations and good luck, Mr. 
and Mrs. Waskey. 


Leonard King switched from the Hull 
to the field crew. After working hours 
Lennie and his sax are featured with a 
local band. 

That minute man Dean Eckles is one 
of the Safety Committee. 

When Ernie Anderson moved up to 
Final Assembly he left a gap in the 
ranks of the squeeze artists. 

By Jack Blaauw 

Some night bird stole the radio out of 
Bob Barta's car. No fiddle — no music. 

No one believes the story about the man 
who ordered two steak dinners but Art 
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WITH all due respect to Mr. Thorne 
Smith, we would like to make it 
known that we have a "stray lamb" in 
our gang. Seriously though, the critics 
claim that Pete "HAM-let" Shea did a 
swell job in his recent venture on the 
stage. Congrats, Pete, we never realized 
we had such talent in our midst. . . . 
Unfortunately we were unable to uncover 
very much about Marie Graham, so we 
will have to leave her out this month. 
All of which reminds me that Russ and 
Brownie are still wondering what Ed 
Kellogg's golf game is like after the 
eighth hole. . . . The corner that pros- 
perity is always just around must be 
showing up. Russ Gaughen has given up 
his puddle jumper in favor of a 1940 
Buick Sedan, and yours truly is now 
driving a new Hudson coupe for the 
finance company. It seems to put the 
bicycle into the background. Then Cap'n 
Bill Behrendt bought a 38 Buick phaeton 
from "Shylock" Petz. We suppose that 
the car is O.K. but Bill had driven only 
two blocks when he ran out of gas. Maybe 
it uses two gallons to a block, who knows? 
.... That reminds me of the time I 
bought a used car from a reliable local 
firm, only to have the "rear end" drop out 
the day after the guarantee expired. . . . 
We were all sorry to hear of Zolezzi's col- 
lision with the Tijuana bridge — or was it 
the bridge?? . . . Julia Pedroarena came 
very close to having some very swell news 
for our column. Of course we don't ex- 
pect to scoop Winchel, but we are still 
waiting. . . . On Easter morning, Ed 

By Jack Gott 

"Pro" Kellogg sunk a beautiful 20-yard 
putt — almost — Brownie was so surprised 
that he forgot to take the flag out and the 
pill bounced away on the side. ... It 
seems that there were plans in the air for 
another Spares Party on the afternoon and 
evening of April 5 th. Frank McCachern 
was working hard to make it a success 
and then we discovered why he was 
working so hard. It seems the picnic in 
the afternoon was to be a celebration 
over the opening of four new duck pin 
alleys at his "Mission Beach Recreation 
Hall," and then the evening party was to 
be a house-warming at his new home in 
Ocean Beach. We think it was a swell 
idea, but Frank overlooked the fact that 
Phil Harris was in town the same night. 
Well, anyhow we still want to have that 
picnic. . . . Ernie Browning has a new 
radio and home recording machine, and 
we understand that Russ and Ernie have 
done some swell imitations of the old 
barber shop quartets. I still want to hear 
some of those records. . . . Frank Torrez 
asked me to remind the rest of the Spares 
gang that if they get out around 473 1 
Muir Street in Ocean Beach that they 
should drop in and see Frank's new house. 

... In the last month the Department has 
continued to grow, the new men being 
Elliott McDougal, Bernard Kathmann and 
John Bridge. 

P.S. We missed this time, but we will 
try to cover "Spike' in the next issue. 


Ernie Tucker, formerly with army hull, 
became a proud father when a son was 
born on March 23. The boy's name is 
Ronald Bruce. Judging by his size at birth 
(9 pounds, 12 ounces) and his constantly 
increasing weight, the boy ought to be a 
very well-built man in a few years. 

Monday is usually a hard enough day 
for everybody, but for Frank and Mrs. 
Jacobus, Monday, March 17, was most 
unfortunate. While walking across an in- 
tersection they were hit by an auto. Both 
were injured, Frank has recovered enough 
to be back on the job, and Mrs. Jacobus is 
making steady gains. 

After hearing about that, you might 
be one of those longing for the return of 
the horse. However, not all hull men are 
immune to trouble with our four-legged 
friend. It seems Bill Crepps (stringers) 
went out for a spring canter a few Sun- 
days ago. All went well until a telephone 
pole confronted the horse and rider caus- 
ing a difference of opinion as to the best 
route around the pole. Both stuck to their 
guns and, as a result, they passed on op- 
posite sides of the pole. The horse was 

By Dai id F. Meyrick 

unhurt, and Bill returned to work after 
a week's absence. 

Many men are taking their vacations 
now, and trips seem to be the most popular 
way to spend them. For example. Bob 
White (balcony lay-outs) and his wife 
returned after a two-weeks jaunt to 
Denver. He said he included a side trip 
to Boulder Dam, and had some exciting 
times dodging livestock on the highway. 
One night, he saw what he thought were 
four httle rabbits going across the road. 
Imagine his surprise when he found they 
were the white hoofs of a large dark 
horse! Lloyd Embler and his wife and 
George McPheeters drove to Kansas City 
for their vacation. 

Recently, the Production Department 
made a raid in this department and took 
some of our men. As a result, Charles 
"Grapes" Vineyard (stringers) and Don 
Grovenburg (skins) are in dispatching, 
Sayre (enclosures) Maupin (bulkhead 
riveter) and Pfenniger (lay-outs) are in 
the stock room. 

May, 1941 



YOHO, YoHo, and YoHo and a "Full 
House" but what good is a "Full 
House" against four Queens. How any- 
one can hold four Queens in one hand 
is beyond me, yeah, way beyond me and 
very expensive too. 

This all happened as an aftermath to 
the Wing Dispatchers' dinner which to 
all accounts was a success. Lee Vogt, our 
latest father, was late but had a good 
excuse. Lloyd Bender strolled nonchal- 
antly in as we were just getting started and 
startled us with the statement that he 
thought the Cuyamaca Club was down 
by the gas works. 

Harvey Muck asked Jack Mulroy to tell 
how long he had been a Production man. 
Jack did. Craig Clark said hello, but 
wouldn't talk. It seems someone in the 
audience wanted to know why his golf 
tournaments were always played in a 
slight mist, heavy dew or a high fog. 
Roy (Chris) Christofferson, when asked 
to speak just shook his head for which 
he received a tremendous ovation. 

Being toastmaster, I felt called upon to 
say something so after a round robin of 
introductions, I began my speech with 
"Let us adjourn." We did. 

Following the dinner, the day and 
night crews argued out their diflSculties 
peaceably, at least there were no visible 

Lee Vogt as stated, is now a man. Flis 
son will be called Eldon Lee Vogt, Jr. 

By Carter 

Mother and son are doing well. Lee, though 
pale and wan, is given a fifty-fifty chance. 

Speaking of fathers, mothers and chil- 
dren with the deepest of mortification, I 
admit a grievous error. It seems that I got 
the Loven boys mixed. For the record, 
Jim Loven is the father of Ceil Ann, 
while Ted is merely an Uncle. 

If you care for an entertaining lunch 
hour, drop around and listen to Bob 
O'Donnell and "Banker" Petry argue 
about how my car is better than yours 
and how badly you got "stung" on that 
jallopy you push around. 

We welcome Eddie Requa, formerly of 
the Accounting department, and Cliff 
Vineyard, ex-Hull man, to that elite 
group known as the Wing Dispatchers. 

It is with great interest that we watch 
our new office go up. It is certainly 
spacious. Incidentally, I'd like a little 
desk, (really a very, very large office). 
With the new office we get a new boss, 
one Charles Leigh, Vice President and 
Materials Supervisor. We are not saying 
goodbye to Comdr. Mayer as I am sure we 
will still be in bothering his Production 
Planning Group. 

Larrupping Lou Miller, the Kid from 
Kokomo, took a trip back to the home 
folks at Lincoln, Nebraska in lieu of a 
vacation. The trip was pleasant, marred 
only by a little passport trouble when 
Lou tried to get back into the Union. 


By Gene Peshel 

"Chicago" Feldner, who was away from 
work for over a week due to illness, 
finally returned. He appeared not much 
worse for wear, but just a trifle paler 
than usual. 

Luckiest man of the month — in fact, 
the luckiest man we've known for a long, 
long time is R. K. Rucker. On Sunday, 
April 6th, at the Caliente Race Track, his 
wife drew down the $2,000 "Pot of Gold" 
prize award. R. K. says that it was the 
first time he figured in on a winning in 
his life. This one, we think, should hold 
him for a long time. 

In the field of sports. Maintenance men 
are right out in front with the best of 
them. "Goldie" Sada, manager of the Coti- 
solidafed All-Stars, led his team to their 
first victory of the season when the Con- 
sair outfit humbled the Lockheed nine in 
the opener, 17 to 2. Unfortunately, Pete 
Grijalva, who works in the Loft, was 
beaned by a pitched ball during the game 
and was unable to go to work for several 
days. Other men from the Maintenance 
who hold down positions on the team are 
Red Watters and Ashley (Great Lover) 
Joerndt. Ray Garcia has been doing the 
umpiring so far, but Sada promises to have 
him ejected from the position unless he 

can call them better than he has been 
doing. On your toes, Ray. 

Three members of the Mechanical Main- 
tenance dept. are members of the State 
Champion Amateur Ice Hockey team, the 
San Diego Rowing Club's sextet. They are 
Wingman Dave Markovich and Don Blat- 
nik, and goal tender Gene Peshel. The 
Rowers annexed the state title by sub- 
duing the Santa Rosa Jaysee team in a 
two game, total goal series held here at 
the Glacier Garden, after they had won 
the Southern California Amateur title by 
defeating the Los Angeles Athletic Club 
team in the Play-offs the week before. 

Red Stilgebouer pulled a sneaker in the 
first part of April and got married on the 
sly. Thanks for the cigars, Red. Which 
reminds us that Dick "Low Tide" Pollard 
has finally confessed that he will be sailing 
the nuptial sea this summer some time. 
Although he refuses to divulge the name 
of the lucky girl, it is being rumored about 
that her name is Pat. 

Spring has finally come to Sunny South- 
ern California! How do we know, you ask? 
Red Vavricek has that far-away look in 
his eyes, and he is dreaming about his 
farm and his girl in Kansas. Reason enough. 

The efficiency expert is a fellow who is 
smart enough to tell you how to run your 
business, but not smart enough to run one 
of his own. 

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Representative J. Buell Snyder, left, Chair- 
man of the House Committee on Army Ap- 
propriations, is shcpen in the above photo- 
graph congratulating three Consolidators on 
their job toward building an adequate na- 
tional defense. Representative Snyder recently 
visited Consolidated to study production and 
plant expansion. Left to right in the above 
photograph are L. W. Putney, Steve Barinka, 
and Vic Chermiak. The group is shown in 
front of one of the four-motored B-24 bomb- 
ers which are being built in near mass pro- 
duction by Consolidated for the U. S, Army. 

College boys like ties with dots in them, 
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checks in them. 

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"I am amazed," Representative Snyder 
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Consolidated has made in stepping up 
production of their planes." 

Representative Snyder also remarked at 
the spirit shown by the Consolidated 

"Those boys feel that they have just as 
much personal interest in those planes as 
the men who fly them, and they do. It is 
this full-orbed patriotism which makes 
America what it is." 


R. M. Randall and Bert Mandeville 
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The Coca Cola vending machines in 
the plant are almost human in their func- 
tioning. They take your nickel, supply a 
paper cup, fill it to the brim with a pleas- 
ing drink and practically hand it to you 
with a smile. The operations performed 
could easily place the machines in the 
Frankenstein class, if it weren't for the 
simple fact that they distribute pleasure, 
instead of turning on you with a de- 
structive glint in their eye. They are, in 
fact, far more human than you would 
ever expect. For instance, if they are out 
of the beverage, they return your nickel, 
almost saying, "So sorry, but I'm fresh 

But an incident is reported which, be- 
yond all doubt, proves they have human 
frailties as well. Standing there all day it 
must be a terrible strain on their nerves to 
have to present a smiling front each time 
they serve a drink, and to hear now and 
again slurring remarks as to the service 

The other day some particularly unkind 
words were spoken in the presence of one 
machine in a manner which no gentleman 
should ever address even a machine. The 
vendor took the uncouth man's nickel, 
smiled the usual smile, and then blithly 
said "Nuts to you, professor," as it poured 
the liquid behind the glass door — minus 
the paper cup! 


Recent discoveries indicate that high- 
way accidents are not as often caused by 
negligence as by an unseen passenger — 
Invisible Death — who snatches control at 
a critical moment, reports Popular Me- 
chanics Magazine in its March issue. 

Leading ally of invisible death is carbon 
monoxide — a colorless, odorless, non-irri- 
tating but deadly gas, which strikes by 
lulling its motor victims into unsuspect- 
ing sleep. Although the existence and 
menace of this lethal gas has been known 
for some time, it is only recently that 
investigations have brought out its sig- 
nificance in traffic. Carbon monoxide in- 
duces not only a full, heavy sleep, but 

also a partial sleep during which the 
victim is fully conscious. In this condi- 
tion, he is unable to control his reflexes 
as if he were thoroughly intoxicated, and 
experts estimate that in no less than one- 
third of all accidents involving human 
error this condition enters in. Recent "hap- 
colite" tests reveal that 46 per cent of all 
machines on the road carry a CO con- 
centration of four-one-hundredths per cent 
or higher. This amount, breathed for 
four or five hours, builds carbon monoxide 
saturation of the blood up to 40 per cent, 
the point at which most persons become 
unconscious. Further tests showed that 
much smaller quantities dull human re- 
action tremendously. — Flash. 

May, 1941 



SPRING is here and vacation time has 
come for the lucky men who have 
served the necessary time. "Red" Robert- 
son has taken a trip to San Francisco 
for his vacation and we know he is hav- 
ing a good time. 

J. R. Gray has taken a leave of ab- 
sence to have an operation for sinus 
trouble. The gang all wish the best of 
luck to you, Bob. 

Stan Marcyan has greeted the good old 
summer time with a thorough remodeling 
of his home out Encanto way. When is 
the house-warming date set for, Stan? 

Hank Misamore has purchased a new 
recording machine. Rumor has it that he 
stayed up all night listening to his own 
tenor voice. He has decided there is no 
future for him in the operatic world of 

We have two ranchers in our midst. 
C. Yarwood and C. Jennings have bought 
themselves a few acres of land in the 
back country. 

"Hungry" Gillis has purchased himself 
a new home out at Pacific Beach. He 
has made his wife and two kids very 
happy in their new surroundings. Home, 
Sweet Home. 

Bert Stringer is sporting a new Ply- 
mouth car these days. 

Otto Darling, our Millwright lead- 
man, is planning on building more houses 
on his property up Mission Valley way 
for the purpose of renting at a nominal 
sum. Its a smart man who builds for the 

Mechanical Maintenance is very proud 
of the representation it has in the field of 
athletics. Peshel, Markovich and Blatnik 
play on the San Diego Rowing Club 
hockey team which won the State Cham- 
pionship last Saturday night. Athos 
"Goldie" Sada, Red Watters, Pete Grijalva 
and yours truly represent the plant in the 
newly organized Southern California Air- 
craft Baseball League. The Consair team 

NIGHT SHIFT By Ash Joerndt 

won the first game by a 17 to 3 score 
over the Lockheed Club. Games will be 
played every Sunday at Navy Field 
against all the rival aircraft factories 
in southern California. As the bowling 
season opens such men as Clutinger, Por- 
ter, Gillis, Marcyan, Schulz, Webster, 
Mueller and Edmondson will ably rep- 
resent our dept. in that sport. "Slug- 
ger" Willingham has retired from the 
baseball warfares. His smiling face will 
be missed by his many friends in baseball. 

Rumor has it that Foreman Bob Combes 
will lead the Grand Procession at the com- 
ing dinner dance being held at the La 
Mesa Countr)' Club. Our chief clerk, Ket 
Byerly, will be the Master of Ceremonies. 
A good time is looked forward to by all. 

We strive to please and cooperate with 
all concerned at Consolidated Aircraft. 
That is the feeling Mechanical Mainten- 
ance has in our fight for unity in the 
defense of our country. 


ABIT late but none the less hearty are 
our congratulations and best wishes 
for Matt Wielopolski and his bride, the 
former Virginia Poschman who were wed 
on February twenty-second. 

Last month too, we bade farewell to 
Dick Schwartz, long a familiar figure 
about the radial drills. After five years 
with Consolidated, Dick now holds a Civil 
Service job. A great guy and a real sports- 
man, he carries with him our best wishes 
for continuous success in his new position. 

That brings us to Paul Schneider who 
wears the "hottest sox" of all the shop. 
Bet you didn't know that Paul is the proud 
father of two of the prettiest daughters 

By Al Pfeiffer 

that you've ever seen. 'Teen age too! 

Ed Starsoneck is quite disgusted with 
his orange ranch in Spring Valley. Seems 
that he found out that you must grow the 
trees before you can pick the fruit. 

Johnny Howard has become a romantic- 
ist once again. Now that he has met his 
dream girl, he is given to sighing wistfully 
of early morning skies and sunrise in the 
mountains. Rather intriguing, especially 
after a nite at the La Mesa Country Club. 

"Yardbird" is only one of the many 
names that the boys along the turret lathe 
row have hung on Frank Eppich. Ordi- 
narily jovial and fun-loving, it is said that 
he cracks a mean whip over his proteges. 


All the old friends of Roy Johnston 
will be surprised to learn that he has 
gone to Oakland to accept a Civil Service 
job there as a welder. 

Donald Hogan felt that the U. S. Army 
needed him worse than Consolidated in the 
National Defense Program, so he put away 
his welding equipment and enlisted for 
a year's period of training. 

The anticipation and anxiety of a 
"blessed event" was finally relieved for 
Blair Rogers when his wife presented him 
with 6 Yz pounds of Betty Jo Rogers, 
born April 3 at Mercy Hospital. Cigars 
and congratulations were exchanged by 
the boys, who also oflfer their Congrats to 
Mrs. R. who is doing fine. 

"For an inexpensive and quiet vacation 
go to Boulder Dam for a couple of days 
and then come home and take the rest of 
your vacation easy like I did," says Homer 

By Frank Hughes and Myron Olmsted 

Higbee. While there he took a whole roll 
of film, but we didn't see any pictures 
of his wife and baby. Why Homer, you 
didn't leave them home did you? 

Only a man with nerves of steel could 
let a rattlesnake crawl around his feet 
such as one did to Johnnie Villian while 
out hunting bunnies Easter morning. The 
only reason the snake got away with it 
was because Johnnie wasn't sure it was a 
rattler, but when he decided — well, he's 
got the end that rattles, but doesn't bite! 

Paul Ferrara went right out and got his 
new Chevy bent up! 

Mickey Aguirre has had a tough month. 
His right hand was broken while play- 
ing in a basketball game for Night Pro- 
duction, and then he amused himself 
Easter Sunday by getting two tickets for 
speeding. His motto must be, "Never a 
dull moment." 

Just to prove that titles don't mean a 
thing, we cite the case of Pat Patterson 
who recently became the "Keeper of the 
Diamonds." The diamonds in this case 
refer only to those bits of hard stone used 
to dress the abrasive wheels of the grinders. 

For chills and thrills, we recommend a 
racing ride to the new Machine Shop with 
Bob Williams in his "borrowed" scooter. 


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The Nite Crew league, with diamonds 
available for afternoon play, promises to 
have the largest turnout in history. 

Umpires are wanted for sof tball games. 
If you want to umpire, contact Ralph 
Smith at the Welfare Office. 


With recreational facilities here at a 
premium, the San Diego Rowing Club, 
one of the oldest and incidentally the 
largest organization of its kind in the 
World, offers a varied and interesting 
program of sports and social activities to 
its members. 

The name of this more than half cen- 
tury old organization is misleading, for 
its sports schedule includes, in addition 
to rowing, every type of boat, from canoes 
and row boats to eight-oared shells, hand- 
ball, sunbathing, ping pong, horse shoe 
pitching, shuffleboard, swimming, ice 
hockey, basketball, bowling and nite ball — 

to say nothing of the social affairs, dances 
and occasional barbecues on Brennan Isle, 
adjacent to the main club house. 

Herb Thompson, Glen Remington, Ike 
Dougherty, George Eisele, Cecil Erickson 
are some of Consolidated'% employees who 
have won California Championships at 
rowing and swimming for the Club. Al 
Papike, Larry Bots, Dave Markovich and 
Gene Peschel are "Rowers" who have just 
helped win the Far Western Ice Hockey 
Championship for S.D.R.C. 

S.D.R.C. is a self-supporting civic en- 
terprise and is proud of it's long record 
of service to the men of San Diego. It 
is anxious to do its full share toward mak- 
ing pleasant the stay of newcomers here 
and a Guest card, giving any Consolidator 
a three-day use of the Club's facilities 
may be secured at the Welfare Office. 

The Club is open for the use of mem- 
bers from six in the morning 'til midnight, 
seven days a week, dues are extremely 
modest and until May 2 5 th they have 
been reduced for new members. 



Al Schmidt defeated Carl Heyl in the 
finals of the San Diego City Table Tennis 
Tournament, March 30th. Heyl was lead- 
ing two games to one and 20-18 in the 
fourth game, but Schmidt finally won 
the fourth game 25-23, and then went 
on to win the fifth and deciding game 
21-18. John Bergstrom was also elimi- 
nated by Schmidt 22-20, 21-18, 17-21, 
21-19 in a quarter-final match. Vic Rich- 
mond lost to Bill Landis three games to 
none in the quarter-finals; Landis was de- 
feated by Heyl in the semi-finals, three 
games to two. 

L. A. at S. D. Intercity Table 
Tennis Match 

The Los Angeles table tennis team de- 
feated the San Diego team, which included 
Consolidated Employeees Vic Richmond, 
John Bergstrom and Carl Heyl, 23 matches 

to 13, on April 6th at the Consolidated 
Employees Club, Seventh Ave. and "E" 
St. Hard-driving Monroe Engelberg led 
the Los Angeles players by winning six 
matches and losing none. John Bergstrom 
played brilliantly for the San Diegans, win- 
ning four matches and losing but two. 
Carl Heyl won but one of his six matches. 
Vic Richmond, ace riveter and table ten- 
nis player, played exceptionally good table 
tennis, especially against the leading Los 
Angeles player, Monroe Engelberg. Rich- 
mond almost defeated Engelberg, losing 
the deciding game 21-19, and displaying 
a fine forehand drive, something for which 
he is notoriously weak. Richmond won two 
matches and lost four. The next inter- 
city match between Los Angeles and San 
Diego will be played at Hollywood next 


By Leon Jacobs 

THROUGH the efforts of our athletic 
director, Ralph Smith, and Mr. De- 
Graflf Austin of the San Diego Rowing 
Club, the Consolidated Rowing Club can 
now proceed with its plans to build an 
active organization. 

At the time of this writing, the fol- 
lowing men have shown interest in the 
Club: C. J. Brown, R. H. Brantley, Carey 
Main, F. F. Punch, Ernest Anderson, 
Keith Sanford, Joe G. Goe, John Fran- 
cis, Ward Briggs, Len Jehorek and Leon 

The main purpose of the Club is to 
afford all the men at Consolidated, re- 
gardless of previous rowing experience, an 

opportunity to row and to take advan- 
tage of all the other activities the San 
Diego Rowing Club has to offer. It is 
now our aim to acquaint as many fellows 
as possible with the sport and the facil- 
ities at the San Diego Rowing Club. We 
will start holding regular work-outs as 
soon as possible. 

Anyone interested may call at the wel- 
fare office and receive a card entitling 
him to a 3 -day free trial membership. 

All men are requested to watch the 
weekly notices from the Welfare Office 
for further announcements pertaining to 
the Consolidated Rowing Club. 


Do you like to roller skate? If you 
do, join the "Consair Rambling 

This club, organized only three weeks 
ago of men and women eighteen years 
and over, already has thirty-seven mem- 
bers and more coming in each Wednesday 

Mr. Geo. Brown of Tool Room is Pres- 
ident of the club, and Harold Chambers, 
also of Tool Room is Vice-President. 

The Palace Skating Rink management 
has really gotten behind the club, and 

has offered reduced rates on Monday, Tues- 
day and Wednesday nights, but only to 
club members wearing one of our swell- 
looking emblems, which, by the way is 
the best skating emblem of any San Diego 
Skating club. 

Those wishing to join the club are 
asked to come down to the rink on Wed- 
nesday nights for the club meetings, 
and bring your wife or girl friend with 
you. Its a good place to get rid of those 
under-worked muscles. 

— C. V. Spear, Insp. 


By J. B. Smith 

The big Consolidated open Golf Tourna- 
ment is in the making and we want all 
you golfers and dubs like myself to come 
out and make this a big success. Whether 
your shoot 72 or 172, it makes no differ- 
ence for we will have plenty of good 
prizes for everybody. We want to get you 
fellows acquainted for future golf and 
good times and more good fellowship 
among ourselves. 

Let's get back of the committee and 
give them our support to put this over 
with a bang. Don't let them down — fill 
in entry blank below and turn it in to 
welfare office or someone on the com- 
mittee in your department 

CONSOLIDATED 1941 Open Golf 
Championship to be held on week- 
ends of June 14th and 21st; 36 holes of 
medal play. Entry blanks may be obtained 
from the welfare office or from a mem- 
ber of the Golf Committee. 

You don't have to be a pro to enter. 
Prizes galore for all. 50c entry fee for 36 
holes with all entry money going into 
prizes. Prizes for each eighteen holes, 
so you don't have to play both week- 
ends to win a prize. Championship to be 
determined by low gross for 36 holes. 
Trophies for winner and runner-up. 18 
holes to be played each week-end. Prizes 
for low! Prizes for high! And plenty of 
blind prizes! 

Watch next issue of Comolidator for 
final announcement. 


(Concluded from Page 1 1 ) 

bowling team in the coming tournament 
at Los Angeles with Gracie Koenig, Ver- 
onica Paschen, Evelyn Parkins, Lois 
Campbell and Helen Booth the entrants. 
Ruth Coykendall, Jean Ruess, Ethel Grain 
and "Sis" Coughlin are going along to 
take care of the "hair pulling" and 
"scratching" duties so as to preserve the 
bowlers' features for the photographs in 
case they finish in the money. 

Roy Tandy, Ray King and Ed Schmidt 
are still on the "uncaptured" list and 
have barricaded themselves in an apart- 
ment and are laughing at their less for- 
tunate co-workers. The place is mighty 
close to the park, with the birds, bees, 
flowers and trees to be very safe during 
the springtime. 

Kathleen Schneider has finally gone 
from the "literary" to the "sublime." 
Yep, the knot was tied. Flowers wanted 
to have it "welded," but the parson ob- 
jected. Said he had been preaching 
against the "heat" for a long time. Good 
luck, Kathleen, and don't forget I would 
like to come over for "bride's biscuits." 

Gale Medlicott joined the "legion of 
the brave" and has survived a month of 
married bliss. We don't know just how 
the little lady will respond if he gets 
his oxen and plow and starts to tear up 
the "good earth" for future posterity. 

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Here's the rub: many so-called "bargain rate" 
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patterns and colors put these in the 
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being snapped up at $12.50. 

"^ So many of you Consolidator 
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recently that we want to say 
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fellows are talking about the 
style, the fabrics, tailoring and 
perfect fit they get in Foreman 
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Volume 6 

June, 1941 

Number 6 


Due to a shortage of trainees for 
National Defense classes in the San 
Diego area, all employees of Consoli- 
dated are urged to tell their friends 
and relatives here and in other states 
that there are many opening for 
applicants in these classes at the 
present time. On completion of 
these classes there are opportunities 
for employment in National Defense 
Industries. All those wishing to 
take such classes should place their 
applications with the California De- 
partment of Employment, 1165 
Front Street, San Diego, and they 
will be referred to a vocational 
school class giving free instruction. 


The following editorial from the Sun- 
day, May 11, San Diego Union, is here 
reprinted because of its timely thought- 
provoking message: 

One of the confusing features of American life 
today is the undercover efforts of foreign agents 
and saboteurs to stir up strife between honest 
groups of citizens who are trying to talk through 
the perplexing issues and arrive at definite con- 
clusions by democratic processes. As a result, in 
what ordinarily would be an intelligent di-^cussion 
of our problems, ugly names are shouted and it 
isn't long before a deep split divides sincere groups 
who are interested in attaining the same goal — 
national security — even though they approach it 
from different angles. 

The unfortunate part is that we should know 
better. We know, for example, that the Com- 
munists have been active in this country for many 
years, fomenting trouble in every quarter they 
have been able to gain a foothold. Traitorous at 
heart, they have not always sailed under their 
true colors but have sought protection and event- 
ually have gained domination of many organiza- 
tions, the original principles of which were patri- 
otic enough. They have maintained a skeletonized 
political party, more as a decoy than anything 
else, and when there is an indication that the peo- 
ple are waking up to the danger that confronts 
them, they point to the light registration of the 
party itself and scoff at the idea that they have 
strength enough to be dangerous. 

This has been going on for years and the tech- 
nique has been perfected to an amazing degree. 


The following is extracted from a re- 
cent communication of the Ford Motor 

"Our policy will be as always to not 
employ people away from other organi- 
zations. Employment in our Ypsilanti 
plant will be from nearby towns as well 
as a large transfer of employees from our 
Rouge plant. Our preference will be for 
residents of this area." 

It is anticipated that the Ford plant 
for the construction of B-24 components 
will be in operation by the end of this 
year and will supply parts to the Con- 
aolfda^cd assembly plant at Fort Worth, 
Texas, and the Douglas plant at Tulsa, 

Sincere citizens have disagreed with the views on 
the war situation as expressed by the national ad- 
ministration. They have questioned some policies, 
criticizing others and opposing a few. There is 
nothing un-American about that; they are doing 
the very thing they are guaranteed the right to do 
under the constitution. Their sincerity is not open 
to question. 

But what happens? Along come the rag-tag 
disreputables of the Communists, the Nazis and 
the Fascists and attach themselves to the outer 
fringe of such groups. They began boring toward 
the center and it isn't long until those who dis- 
agree with them are being called "warmongers," 
or "interventionists" and the democratic party is 
branded as the "war-party." These epithets bring 
retaliation from the other side and other names, 
no doubt inspired largely by foreign agents who 
take up the cry merely to keep trouble stirred up, 
begin to be heard. Those who question certain 
policies are called "appeasers," or "copperheads," 
or even "fifth columnists." And so the fight wears 
on until the original issues involved have been lost 
in the melee and the sole result is a wide split in 
the ranks of patriotic, loyal Americans. The sad 
part of it is that we, as a people, are so gullible 
as to allow it. 

This is the thing that is endangering the United 
States far more than the threats and the ravings 
of an egotistic dictator 3000 miles away. It is the 
force that is dividing America, making it vulner- 
able. And there is a definite, studied effort behind it 
all. designed solely to make this nation impotent. 
If we succumb to these internal forces that are 
seeking to tear us apart, we will be falling into 
the trap that has been so carefully prepared for so 
many years. We can save ourselves only by uniting. 


29 May 1941 
Today marks the turning of an- 
other page — the 18th in our history. 
Last year my message to you enum- 
erated our then blessings. Today 
they have been multipHed three- 
fold — including plant facilities, 
backlog, and size of our organiza- 

Our motto, "Nothing Short of 
Right is Right," sounds the key- 
note of our endeavor wholehearted- 
ly to aid Uncle Sam in his time of 
need. But words alone are not 
enough. Only by real team-work 
can this nation survive the totali- 
tarian onslaught; only by real team- 
work can we CONSOUDATORS, 
be assured of Many Happy Returns 
of the Day. R. H. Fleet. 


Major Reuben Fleet, 

President, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., 

San Diego, Calif. 

On the occasion of the eighteenth an- 
niversary of the establishment of your 
splendid enterprise which is now and will 
continue to contribute so much to the 
progress and welfare of our wonderful 
state and country I extend to you my con- 
gratulations and best wishes for your 
continued success. Kindest personal re- 



Consolidated Aircraft Corp. 
San Diego, California 

We of the San Diego Aeroneers wish 
to extend our heartiest thanks for the 
beautiful trophy donated by Consolidated 

As you probably know by now, one of 
your employees won it. Walter Hauck is 
his name and he is also an Aeroneer. 
Again we wish to thank you. 
Yours truly, 
San Diego Aeroneers 
By Franz B. Secrest, 
Corresponding Sec'y- 

AM communications should be addressed to tine 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 gladiv granted any established publication provided proper credit is given the 
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By Virgin/a Garland 

THE Personnel Girls gave their mothers 
a Breakfast Party at the EI Cortez 
Hotel on Mother's Day, which turned out 
to be a tremendous success, and if it is 
at all possible, another will be held next 
year. Marian Frank gave three readings 
which were perfect- — one sad, the next 
sentimental, and the third humorous. 
Gerry Stanley presided at the head of the 
table, the mothers beamed with pride at 
their gardenia corsages and respective 
daughters, and the breakfast was delicious. 
Everyone hated to leave and I believe we'd 
all be sitting there still if Lucile Fleming 
hadn't lured us outside for pictures. 

What a surprise it was to see Doc 
Beadner and Herman Wiseman walk in 
the other day with twin neckties. We 
couldn't look at them for more than a 
split second at a time but with dark 
glasses, we can safely say that they (the 
ties) are very pretty indeed. Speaking of 
bright things, we are almost certain that 
Ida "Ikie" Stuart washes her hair in tomato 
juice to get that "glow" and we wouldn't 
be a bit surprised if Grace Seybert gave 
her the tip. 

Did I mention last month that I wished 
Evelyn Mullen would do something excit- 
ing? Well, since then Ev has abruptly 
terminated her stay with us, called off a 
vacation in Missouri for which she had 

already purchased a ticket, and has gotten 
married. Outside of making history and 
painting San Diego a brilliant pink, I guess 
Ev is just an old Stay-at-Home. 

On one of those unsual sweltering morn- 
ings, Grayce Holm came to work in a pink 
dress that made her look like a luscious 
dish of strawberry ice cream. Some dish, 
eh!! Arvella Dickey tells the one about 
Mr. and Mrs. Strawberry who were worried 
because their daughter was in a jam. 
Watch it, Dickey; as the pen said to the 
letter, "I dot my eyes on you!" 

Clark "It's Your Nickel" Batchelder 
says a lot of girls would look better if 
they'd jack up their eyebrows and put a 
new chassis under them. 

Dog-gone it anyway! We're beginning 
to resent the Employment Office on India 
St. because we're losing all our favorite 
people. Mamie Kipple is going and gee, 
she's been our Guiding Light for a long 

Irene Kelliher and Betty Hagerman have 
five brand new girls working with them 
on Shift No. 3. Welcome to Margaret 
Rigley, Lornell Grable, Florence Outwater, 
Frances Breen, and Elsie Simpson. Betty 
is going to merge with the Final Assembly 
Dept. on June 27. This is a little early 
to announce it I know, but this way I 
beat the F. A. scribe. 


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•FRdNKLIN 4l44 

June, 1941 

AND . . .FROM "DOWN UNDER" . . . 

From Australia came the following 
story about the PBYs and the film, "Build- 
ing the PBY Record Breakers." This story 
was printed in a recent issue of "The 
Motor in Australia and Flying," which is 
the official organ of The New South Wales 
Light Car Club, The Citizen Air Force 
Association of New South Wales, and the 
Amateur Driver's Club. 

The Chamber of Commerce might take 
exception to some of the statements re- 
garding the scenery, but the Australians 
certainly approve the dependability of 
the PBY. 

IN *'X" number of weeks, or months, or when- 
ever it is Australia will be taking delivery of 
the first of its orders of Consolidated flying boats. 
Since, some years ago, the ill-fated Balbo lead his 
formations across the Atlantic, the ConosUdateds 
have been the world's long-distance formation 
champions. True, these American supermarine craft 
did not go as far afield as the Italian craft, but 
they stayed up longer and they went faster. In 

Australia we had a closer proof of performance 
in the "Cuba's" flights to, from and in New 
Guinea and in the Indian Ocean survey. 

But it's the fact that Consolidatedi arc to be- 
come the chief supermarine unit of the R.A.A.F. 
that makes of deep interest a film screened last 
month in Sydney by Vacuum Oil. It shows the 
making of the PBYs at the huge plant at San 
Diego. This is a film intimate in technical detail, 
but even non-technical people must be deeply im- 
pressed by the obvious care and detail given to 
every item of material and to every phase of manu- 
facture. It's like a stupendous set of meccano with 
thousands of builders. After seeing a Consolidated 
in the making, one of them getting a hiding in a 
rough sea-landing, and formation flights of these 
long-range bombers, the claims made at the end of 
the film by the makers do not sound American 
ballyhoo, but a statement of fact. 

In the same program was screened Vacuum Re- 
view No. }. In this is some of the finest air-movie 
photography we have ever seen. The "stars" are not 
the 9 Ansons formating — but the magnificent 
views of Sydney Harbor. Scenically we lick San 
Diego to a frazzle. And so far as air photography 
is concerned, the man who filmed that Anson 
formation has a splendid visual reference. 


The following is an extract from speech 
by the Air Minister, Sir Archibald Sinclair, 
to the House of Commons. As reported in 
the London "DAILY TELEGRAPH & 

"Herr Goebbels tells his German dupes that 
American help for Britain will arrive too late. 
But I tell the House that these splendid aircraft, 
the choicest fruits of American design and crafts- 
manship, will get here in time, and I hope that 
the House will not have long to wait for further 
news of American Aircraft which are now in serv- 
ice or coming into service overseas, and all four 
operational commands of the R.A.F. at home." 

The Minister gave details of American Aircraft 
which would be absorbed by the R.A.F. during 
the next twelve months. 

"The remarkable performance of American Air- 
craft was well instanced by the Glenn Martin 
Maryland, a medium bomber which had shown 
its ability to outpace Italian fighters attempting 
to intercept it, and by another medium bomber, the 
Douglas Boston, which was sufficiently fast and 
maneuverable to undertake night fighter opera- 

"Despite their speed, both these craft were ca- 
pable of carrying much heavier bomb loads than 
comparable bombers in service last year, while the 
Consolidated Liberator type of Heavy Bomber 
would give us an aircraft with high speed and 
huge bomb load capacity. From the Consolidated 
Company also came the PBY Catalina flying boats, 
which, with their great range formed an essential 
reinforcement to the Coastal Command. 

"I hope," he added, "that the House will not 
have long to wait for further news of American 


In a launching attended by the usual 
fanfare a new sailboat built for Edgar N. 
Gott, vice president and public relations 
director, slid into the water at Viking's 
Port, Newport-Balboa. 

Mr. Gott, a party of Consolidated 
officials and navy officers were on hand 
for the ceremony. 

The craft, a 27-foot sloop built by 
Donald Pederson, was christened the Medie. 

The boat will be kept at Newport- 
Balboa until Memorial Day, Mr. Gott said, 
and then will be sailed to San Diego by 
way of Catalina Island for a permanent 
berth in San Diego. 





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We're sorry to learn that Mr. F. A. 
Firth and Mr. A. R. Blair, of the British 
office, are leaving Consolidated. Mr. Firth 
is being transferred to Boeing Aircraft, in 
Seattle, and the Resident Technical Officer 
there, Mr. F. C. Cooper, is taking Mr. 
Firth's place here. Mr. Blair is going to 
Montreal, Canada, and his duties will be 
assumed by Mr. W. Fisher, former In- 
spector-in-Charge at Canadian Car and 
Foundry Company, Montreal. 

We hear there was a birthday party held 
in the British Office recently in honor of 
Fred Firth and Bob Blair, who celebrated 
birthdays within several weeks of each 
other — a cake with candles, cokes (with 
nothin'), and Bob Blair even honored the 
occasion by smoking a cigarette. Guests 
were Frank Learman, Alan Abels (who 
were in on the conspiracy and arranged 
"a conference" in the British office), 
members of the Canadian and Australian 
offices, and several others who dropped 
in at just the right moment Hostesses 
were the British office secretaries, Dorothy 
Clarke and Biona Hull. 

Doctor: "I don't like your heart ac- 
tion. Have you had trouble with Angina 

Patient: "Well, you're partly right, 
doctor, but that isn't her name." 

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I. M. Laddon congratulating Major Fleet 
upon the success of the Consolidated Catalina 
following receipt of the news of the destruc- 
tion of the Bismarck, Major Fleet is sho-wn 
holding the hat sent him by Mr. Harry 
Chandler of the Los Angeles Times. 



In what is probably the most spectacu- 
lar part ever played by a plane in the 
entire history of warfare on the sea, a 
Consolidated-built Catalina flying boat 
drew the spotHght in the recent naval 
engagement that sent Germany's battle- 
ship Bismarck to the bottom in revenge 
for the sinking of Britain's 42,100-ton 
battleship Hood. 

After the guns of the Bismarck ended 
the career of England's mightiest battle- 
ship in a fight off Greenland, the German 
ship, crippled in battle and further in- 

jured by an aerial torpedo, limped away 
In an effort to reach her base on the coast 
of France. It was then that the Catalina 
flying boat of the R. A. F. was called 
in to locate and shadow the fleeing battle- 
ship. It was a hazardous and grueling 
assignment for the flying boat and its 
crew but the mission was carried out 
proudly and well. The Catalina stalked 
the Bismarck day and night until other 
planes and warships of the royal navy 
were called to send the 3 5,000-ton Ger- 
man craft to her doom. 

In addition to sending the Bismarck 
to her fatal rendezvous it was reported 
unofficially that the battleship was hit 
by four bombs dropped by the Catalina. 

In following the Bismarck it was neces- 
sary to dodge in and out of cloud banks 
to avoid fire from the ship's anti-aircraft 
guns. On several occasions, however, the 
Bismarck's guns were turned full force 
on the flying boat. Many of the shells 
found their mark but the Catalina flew 
on to help England chalk up one of the 
greatest naval victories in history. Bis- 
marck guns tore holes in the hull of the 
Catalina but these were patched up by 
members of the crew in flight and she 
landed safely at her water base. 

The British air ministry's news service 
reported that the Catalina pursued the 
Bismarck for 10 hours after an overall 
flight of 24. This, indeed, is a triumph 


for Consolidated flying boats and a test 
of their power, effectiveness and dura- 
bility under modern wartime conditions. 
In this connection, we print here a few 
of the telegrams and letters received by 
Major R. H. Fleet: 

Los Angeles Times 
Los Angeles, California 
Major Reuben H. Fleet, 
Consolidated Aircraft Company, 
San Diego, California. 
My dear Major Fleet: 

I have just noted in the papers that a Cata- 
lina warplane — with some slight help from the 
British Navy — has just sunk the great German 
battleship Bismarck. I mention the British Navy 
only in passing as I know, of course, that its aid 
really would not have been necessary with the 
Catalina in charge of the situation. However, the 
British felt that they should put in some sort 
of appearance just to keep the Germans from 
thinking that the United States actually had gone 
to war and was using Consolidated planes for the 
first attack. 

You ha\e a right to be proud that as soon as 
President Roosevelt heard about the Catalina sink- 
ing the Bismarck he jumped right over to a radio 
and started telling Hitler to go to hell. This 
shows what an important part Consolidated is 
playing in international diplomacy. 

Naturally you will display a pardonable com- 
placency over the feat of your plane. 

Knowing that no San Diego store would be 
likely to have a hat big enough to fit you now, 
I have taken the liberty of getting one here. 

Please let me know when you are going to sink 
another battleship. I would like to send a photog- 


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Major Fleet, 

Consolidated Aircraft Corp., 

San Diego, California. 

Following cable has just bee 
London and is repeated for your 
mation. Quote: Major Fleet, Consolidated Aircraft 
Corporation, Germany's crack unsinkable battle- 
ship Bismarck is now at bottom of the sea. This 
is in part due to one of your Catalina flying boats 
which became the eye of the Navy and re-dis- 
covered the Bismarck when she thought she had 
escaped. Please convey all praise to your workers 
who built this Catalina flying boat and accept my 
enthusiastic congratulations. Signed, Moore, Bra- 
bazon Minister of Aircraft Production. Unquote. 
All members of the stafF of the British Air Com- 
mission ask to be allowed to be associated with 
the sentiments expressed in the Minister's message. 
We are all profoundly grateful for the magnifi- 
cent contribution Consolidated has made to our 

Henry Self. 

Major R. H. Fleet, 

President, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., 

Lindbergh Field. San Diego, Calif. 

Congratulations on part your ship took in sink- 
ing of Bismarck. 

S. L. Gabel Superior Tube Co. 

"Major R. H. Fleet, 
Consolidated Aircraft Corp. 
San Diego, California. 

Congratulations on part your airplane played in 
locating and sinking of the Bismarck. Cheerio. 
Jack Jouett, 
Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce." 

Major Reuben Fleet, 
Consolidated Aircraft Corp., 
San Diego, Calif. 

It looks to me like Major Reuben still knows 
how to build an airplane. Congratulations and 
continued good luck. 

Gordon S. Rentschler. 

"Reuben H. Fleet, 

Consolidated Aircraft Corp. 

San Diego, California. 

Congratulations on performance of Consolidated 

ship in spotting the Bismarck. 

Bert Clark." 

"Major Reuben Fleet, President, 
Consolidated Aircraft Corp. 
San Diego, California. 

Please accept on behalf of the Royal Air Force 
our congratulations to you and all employees of 
Consolidated Aircraft Corporation for fine part 
played by Catalina flying boat in the sinking of 
the 'Bismarck.* 

Air Commodore George Pirie, 

British Air Attache." 

Major Reuben H. Fleet, 
Consolidated Aircraft Corporation, 
San Diego, Calif. 

Congratulations to Consolidated on important 
part played by Catalinas in destruction of Bis- 

John Millar, 
Leicester, England. 

"Major R. H. Fleet, 
Consolidated Aircraft Corp. 
San Diego, California. 

Congratulations on the performance of the Cata- 
lina. Johns says they're making herring out of 

Aero Digest." 


Richard Zerbe, (1408-6) was adjudged 
winner in the letter writing contest spon- 
sored by Major R. H. Fleet which was 
open to all of the employees of Consol- 
idated Aircraft Corporation. Four hund- 
red and three letters were received, plus 
an additional letter from the wife of an 
employee. Although this letter had un- 
usual merit, it of course could not be 
considered in this contest. 

The first prize winner was awarded 
$20.00. Second prize, $15.00, was won by 
Robert I. Mitchell (2286-9); third prize, 
$10.00, was awarded to H. Magner White, 
Jr. (3046-2); fourth prize, $5.00, was 
awarded to J. H. Meyer (1476-6). 

Honorable Mention should be given 
Brendan Fottrell (125-8), Numa Koch- 
man (2193-6), Aubrey John Tilley 
(2010-13), Roland M. Payne (1795-6), 
David S. Devlin (126-2), and James C. 
Kerr (1994), for the excellent letters 
submitted by them. 

The judges were Roy A. Miller, J. M. 
Gwinn, and Reginald S. Fleet. 


On the 28 th of June Harry Ainslie 

will exchange "I do's" with Elaine Carl. 

The night gang on PBY bottoms 

wishes you luck and all the happiness in 

the world. 

— Jim "Yardbird" Laven. 

LeRoy Wax said the fatal "I do" to 
Miss Clementine De Keyser. Congratu- 
lations Roy and may all your troubles 
be little ones. The wedding was held at 
"Our Lady of Angels Church" on May 3. 

Joe and Raoul Morales were the proudest 
men in the factory Memorial Day when 
their pretty sister, Sally Morales, married 
Harry Torbett. 

Jack Swank, Chief Inspector's Office, 
and Miss Emma Lee Gray, Los Angeles, 
were married in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 
May 4. Mr. and Mrs. Swank honey- 
mooned at Boulder Dam and Death Valley. 

When a fellow is "lukewarm" about 
safety his accident record is usually "not 
so hot." 



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1. Memo to: All Personnel 
Subject: The inauguration of a 

column to end all columns. 

Hereafter this space shall be used for 
whatever news and nonsense might gen- 
erate from the second shift Wing Depart- 

2. Memo to: Prospective Caterpillars. 
Subject: Membership. 

The formation of an exclusive "Cater- 
pillar" club in this department was 
announced recently by F. Heidemann, a 
charter member and publicity manager. 
Membership will be open to all Wing men. 
Charter members include L. Mineah, Wing 
foreman. (For further details see your 
local paper.) 

3. Memo to: Night Wing Men. 
Subject: Sparky and Red (Vaca- 

"11,000 ft. over Texas, 6:15 A.M. — 
Having a wonderful time; sure wish you 
were here with us." 

— Sparkey & Red. 

4. Memo of the Month: 

Subject: Bob "Texas Tornado" Elo 
It has been widely rumored since "No 

Shoe" Magee's party the other night, that 
"Texas" is a former Golden Glove Champ. 
Of course the object of Brother Elo's fistic 
intent was a slight lad just out of the 
hospital, but that bestial gleam of the 
trained killer was there. 

5. Memo to: Followers of the Rod 
and Reel. 

Subject: Fishing in the Pacific, or: 
Christoferson and the Whale. 
Wing anglers from way back, and then 
some, planend a deep sea fishing party for 
May 26. The feature attraction of the 
day was "Land Lubber" Chris who, it is 
said, fished out of a bucket during the 
entire trip. 

6. Memo to: Any PBY men with a 
guilty conscience. 

Subject: Sabotage of one Steve 
"Iron Man" Smith's auto. 
It wasn't enough to put nuts and bolts 
in the hub caps — ! — no! — they had to 
hook up one of those infernal, infamous, 
smoke bombs to the motor. Shades of 
London!— What a raid! P. S. Mr. Smith 
has a memory for such grievances. (Nuff 
said Mr. May.) 


By R. W. Stewart 

We understand Henry Burrell became 
the proud papa of a 6/2 lb. baby girl, 
April 8. Congratulations — mother and 
daughter doing fine. 

Another beaming face we see around 
the dept. is Hugh Jackson, who now has 
that feeling of being a papa of a baby 
girl born in April. Congratulations to 
Mr. and Mrs. H. Jackson. 

Congratulations to Claude Bissell who 
was promoted to leadman in charge of 
vertical fix. Goes to show you — you 
can't keep a good man down. 

While we're on this subject, let's give 
three cheers to Stanley Greenleaf, one of 
our past wing inspectors who was sent 
to Goodyear Aircraft of Akron, Ohio as 

a Representative for the Inspection Dept. 
on PB2Y-3 outer panels. He arrived there 
May 1st O.K. 

Who in our dept. has been having a 
busy time of it, and trying to keep a 
secret from the boys — married February 
23, a new home at 4465 Newton, and 
taking a vacation the last of this month? 
None other than that barefooted boy 
from Virginia, A. R. "Mac" McGhee is 
the man. J. P. said he's the man of the 
house now. We wonder what the Mrs. 
has to say to this. 

It's a good thing Geo. Whiston got 
out of that tank when he did or he may 
not have made that leap into matrimony 
April 15th in Yuma, Ariz. All joking 

aside though, we wish you two newly- 
weds the best of luck. 

The vent tube artist, Harvey Moon 
was recently married. Good luck to you 
and your wife, Harvey. 

Also one of Pete's "Experts," Chuck 
Hunt we understand is a happy father 
these days as the stork delivered a son 
to him and his wife in May. Congratu- 
lations to the mama and papa. 

Another one of those fish stories — 
Geo. Johnson, just back from his vacation 
at Lake Cuyamaca said he caught all he 
could eat and all he could carr>' home — 
Believe it or not. 

I guess some of you fellows remember 
Baxter Adkisson who was recently trans- 
ferred to Final Assembly. Well he's a 
proud papa the sixth time I understand, 
a little baby girl is the newest edition 
of the family. Congratulations to 
Baxter and his wife. 

What's happened to J. Wilson? I see 
he's in a daze since his trip home. What 
have the girls back home got that the 
S. D. girls haven't? 

To H. Brown who's going back to 
Pennsylvania to be with his mother while 
she's going through a serious operation. 
We wish you good luck on your trip and 
all the luck in the world and a speedy 
recovery to your mother. We're hoping 
to see you back on the job soon. 

I see where Wm. Love one of our Safety 
men bought a new trailer. Just got back 
from his vacation with it. Wonder if he 
slept as good in the trailer as he does at 


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MECHANICAL Maintenance looks 
forward to a very busy summer 
moving into the Parts Plant. All the trucks 
are being overhauled for the job of mov- 
ing machinery to the other plant. New 
men are being broken in on different jobs 
so they can assume the responsibility when 
it presents itself. The whole department is 
primed and ready for the big push. 

Cowboy Mueller's vacation will be 
spent looking for Pegasus. We hope he 
finds it whatever it is. 

Get Al Cronquist, our blacksmith, to 
tell you about the Swede who was work- 
ing in an Oregon logging camp who in a 
moment of anger exclaimed in his native 
tongue, "to hell with United States, I'm 
going back to Minnesota." 

Ray Edmondson has gone in the business 
of keeping bees in a serious manner. He 
boasts of owning 100 bees and only gets 
stung three times a day. What a Bees- 

The highlight of our last midnite din- 
ner club meeting was Hungry Gillis' dem- 
onstration of eating, which he is well 
known for. After having several cups of 
coffee for a primer he proceeded to down 
three banana splits with the greatest of 
ease. Of course the bill was footed by the 
club treasury and charged to amusement. 

Foreman Bob Combs has taken on the 
Herculean job of handling two jobs, since 
assistant plant engineer Giovanoli has taken 
a vacation. 

Vern Sharp's third shift gang is growing 
by leaps and bounds. Nick LaGamma has 
been promoted to a leadman of the mill- 
wrights on the third shift. E. Layton has 
been given the job of leadman of the 

When looking for Asst. Foreman Bert 
Stringer look for a blue hat. His present 
record is a hat a month. 


By Phil 

WELCOME to our new night Super- 
visor Otto Voss. Otto who's been 
with the company since the old Buffalo 
days was leadman on days and took over 
his new duties May \. Good luck, Otto, 
and the boys are all behind you to make 
a 100% perfect dept. 

It's getting too close to June for the 
safety of some of our bachelor boys. 
"Red" Bartlett is getting his vacation and 
there's a rumor aroimd that before the 
print is even dry on this paper there 
will be a very happy gal up where they 
grow those Idaho Russets. . . . Billy 
Walker is saying farewell to the Free, 
White and 21 Club soon; he mailed a big 
whopper of a diamond back home. How 
do some of these fellows do it? 

Well it looks like the Sub-Assy soft- 
ball team is going to make a good showing 
this year. In our first league game we beat 
Woodshop 19 to 9 so the boys are pound- 
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of Kenny Fountain and Dunn whizzing 
them across and Tergy' Ferguson stop- 
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going to be right on top at the season's end. 

Couple of the boys went fishing last 
week-end. Kenny Curry really did all right 
by himself coming back in with 4 twenty 
pounders and he's got pictures to prove it. 
But the big prize of the day went to our 
Inspector Gus Kalfbus who came back 
with an empty sardine can. I wonder if 
he labeled it with his inspection stamp. 

When "Polly" Pollock got married seven 
months ago his best friend with whom he 
was batching drove them to Yuma. Last 
Saturday Polly reciprocated by driving 
him to Yuma to say "I do." Now every- 
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With combination of Johnny Bacon, 
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Raymond A. Voight, 
Housing Manager 

In view of the tendency in the United 
States toward more workshifts and less 
overtime in industry, the policy of the 
Federal Works Agency as it relates to 
the computation of rental charges for 
dwelling units in developments intended 
for occupancy by defense workers and 
their families has been revised to become 
effective immediately. The total earned 
incomes for industrial workers henceforth 
shall be computed on the basis of forty 
work hours in a normal week. Overtime 
shall not be included as a part of income 
under the revised policy. This change in 
policy will now apply to all industrial 
defense housing developments under the 
jurisdiction of Federal Works Agency. 

In considering applications from indus- 
trial defense workers for occupancy in 
the San Diego F. W. A. Industrial De- 
fense Housing Development located on 
Kearny Mesa, overtime was not comput- 
ed as a part of household income under 
the previously established policy except 
where local defense industries increased 
as a general policy their work hour week. 
Consolidated Aircraft Corporation em- 
ployees work fifty hours per week; Ryan 
Aeronautical Company, forty hours per 
week; and Rohr Aircraft Corporation, 
forty-five hours per week. As a general 
policy for these industries, the total earn- 
ings, including overtime, for the respec- 
tive work hour weeks were taken into 
account heretofor in computing shelter 
rental charges for the Kearny Mesa De- 
velopment. Under the policy now effec- 
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week of forty hours. 

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By "Brad" Bradshaw 

ANOTHER chapter in the lives of 
those Consolidated greats is about to 
unfold itself before your eyes. Comedy, 
pathos, melodrama and human interest 
stories of our fellow workers. God bless 
'em, and protect them from getting mixed 
up in such as this. If I was sane I would 
stick to cutting out my paper dolls. . . 
John Ruzich got married, and cost me 
"two bits" and the girls from the 
Personnel office keep calling my typist, 
Henry Niedzielski, down there to add to 
my troubles. 

. . . Hal Leppart, our champion 
bowler, is still on the disabled list 
with his "dural poisoned" hand . . . 
Joe Maloney reports that Dick Crom- 
well, finally was "hitched" to the 
former Miss Carol Brush. They say Dick 
cupped his hands and yelled out the "I 
Do's", probably figured it would be the 
last time he could speak in a loud voice. 
The happy couple spent the wedding night 
at Coronado Hotel and then went to the 
Laguna Mountains. . . When "Thunder 
cloud" Holcomb gets ill he demands 
service and has a police car to escort him 
home. His recent illness was either the 
after effect of shock suffered from a look 
in his pantry when his visitors, Alice 
Birse, Mary McManus, Simpson, Joe 
Maloney, Ray Hartmayer and their wives 
had departed or it was the strain of pulhng 
that 6 inch bass from Morena Lake. . . 
Charley Mitchell and Dick Adams have 
confined their golfing to the nine hole 
course. A precaution against losing their 
ball and having to give up the game. . . 
When you yell "Ed" around the Night 
Planning it causes a stampede with 
McMahon, Schmidt, McCleave and Cost- 
enborder, all carrying that moniker. . . 
Gracie Koenlg has been accusing the night 
shift of "swiping" pieces of furniture of 
various descriptions from The Depart- 
ment. This may be a clever ruse to get 
the sleuths off the trail of the real culprit. 
As you remember Gracie and Bill DeHoff 

are the people planning on furnishing a 
home. . . 

From the "squirrel cage" surrounding 
Liaison Engineers, pronounced, Lie-A-Son, 
we learn that the night troupe really go 
for diversified sports. Golf, flying, sailing, 
aquaplaning, abalone diving, are among 
their many pursuits. In the group are 
four private pilots, Dvorak, Kellogg, 
Walden and Fitzhugh and they say their 
formation or "de formation" flying is 
terrific. Wally (Ford) Greenwood recent- 
ly took some of the fellows out in his 
V8 powered speed boat the "Navigators 
Nightmare" and so happy were they to 
get back to "good earth" that they 
crawled home. Kellogg and Walden had 
their first aquaplane ride and their arms 
were stretched out so far they wrote E.O.'s 
worse than ever. 

Shelby Best and Jim Fling have left for 
Canada and the Royal Air Force. While 
Shelby is maneuvering ships, Gordon 
Browne seems to be doing a pretty good 
job of maneuvering Judith Aubrey. Good 
luck to all of you fellows. 

Lloyd Bender and myself made the 
mistake of trying to keep pace with the 
Loftsmen recently and took our famiUes 
(mine still being "the wife") for an 
outing with this energetic crew. Conse- 
quently after the ball game, bicycling, 
walking, eating and drinking, we needed 
several days to get back to normal The 
great outdoor crew included Bill Hall, 
Pete Mais, Don Pritchard, John Maurer, 
George Adair, Jim Stanley, Geo. Lippit, 
Harold Bridgett, Jim Oswald, then- 
children and wives. There was plenty' of 
action getting the eats in the clear when 
Pete Mais' dog "Queenie" made her 

There is fun to be had at the COJ<!SAlK 
ATHLETIC ASS'N. sponsored dances 
that appear on the calendar almost everj' 
week. Bill Per^^• and his "MUTILATIN' 
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boys jigging and calling "Swing yo pard- 
ner, and promenade all; and spit yo 
tobaccy agin the wall." It's heaps of fun 
and purty gals too. Bud Wilson, Ralph 
Smith, Leon Jacobs, Craig Clark, Muzzy, 
Sada, Maroney, and several other "regular 
guys" are sponsoring them for a good 
cause. How about coming out and let 
me dance with your gal, or holding her 
while she dances? 

A few notes about CAP. CRAIG 
CATEGORY of CHASER'S, whose usual 
vocabulary consists of "we ain't got 
enough parts," "the stockroom lost 'em," 
"yous's didn't order enough," "dem In- 
spection bums 'dejected' em," "the clerk 
ain't honest, they couldn't have made em," 
"we wuz robbed by the day guys," "Stew- 
art is 'sea whacky,' " "dere ain't no inven- 
tory" and stuff like that there. . . Frank 
Rees, flew to Salt Lake City and fetched 
back a wife. ..The soft ball team of Adams, 
King, Covey, Erquiga, Ruzich, Truex, 
Bohler, Speed and others have won one 
and lost one for the season. 

Stopped in for a "reel" or so of the Rod 
and Reel Club's Annual "formal" the 
other night. Formal, in this case means 
that the fellows are encouraged to wear 
shirts, ties and shoes (wading boots not 
allowed.) I saw Mulroy, Muck, Hart- 
mayer, Harold Brown, McEwan, Rosey, 
Hopman, Coykendall, Gimber and others 
there. But I ain't a talkin' since I can't 
find my "squirrel gun" and am in no 
condition for a "feud." I think the "ole 
woman" took the "shootin' iron" for a 
little private affair of her own. 

When golf scores are reported by the 
Production "hackers" they now carry the 
footnote "with Abbott" or "without 
Abbot" and from this factor the authen- 
ticity of such are judged. "Honest Ab," 
as he is called, has done a great deal in 
adding several strokes to most opponents 
score cards by reminding them of an oc- 
casional swing that has not been recorded, 
due to lapse of memory or "Amnesia in the 
rough;" an application oft suffered by the 
healthiest of the golfers during the hot 
days of summer. Abbot credits his super- 
natural powers to keen eyesight and past 

experience of counting his own strokes 
when unobserved. 

The moon-bathed patio recently added 
to the "old home place" of the Craig 
Clarks in Ocean Beach offered occasion for 
the owners to celebrate and myself a 
chance for a free meal. They called the 
main dish "spring rabbit" which we 
learned had derived its nomenclature from 
the fact it "sprung" from under the 
brush just when Mrs. "Billie" Clark had a 
"throwing rock" in her hand. The way 
that gal can barbecue a mess of stuff on a 
patio fireplace she could ring in "alley cat 
a la king" and I would still eat. This 
may have accounted for Chris Christoffer- 
son "drooling" when he began to howl at 
the mo :n during one of the more romantic 
moments of the party. Those beside the 
hosts aad my better half, who defied all 
laws of medical science set up for the 
purpose of preventing indigestion and the 
more common malady "belly ache," were 
Judith Aubrey, Betty McCormick, Gene- 
vieve Holm, Chris Chiistofferson, Gordon 
Browne, and Chuck Reddein. Unfortun- 
ately I was seated in "grabbing distance" 
of Craig II, who snatched most of my 
portion and then crackled me over the 
head with the bones. Later he used my 
"ice cream" su-t, which had escaped the 
moth menu for the fourth consecutive 
season, to wipe the gravy off his face. 
"Chuck" Reddein did not enjoy it much 
because of the pleasure he gave his "dad 
blasted tapeworm." The enjoyable session 
was ended after Craig excused himself to 
carry on a pleasant task that he termed 
"washing dishes," but the crowd seemed 
a little skeptical of his sincerity. 

Perry Ogden is back doing business at 
the same "old stand" after his latest 
skirmish, which was a close decision over 
the toughest "mug" of 'em all, the old 
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about to go "down for the count" when 
he began to think of what "dem bums" 
might do to his new material control setup 
so he rallied and began punching. The 
greatest damage was done to his desk when 
the termites, starved out of Chuck 
Hiebert's boat, moved in. 

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A RECENT Consolidated guest was 
Clare Boothe, the noted American 
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on next page 
(Left) "It would be heavenly to fly 
one of those to Australia!" said Squadron 
Leader O. Cathcart-Jones of the R.C.A.F., 
during his recent visit at Consolidated. 
S.L. Cathcart-Jones is here standing beside 
the Catalina Flying Boat, the object of 
his exclamation. 


{Center) This picture shows Air 
Marshal William A. Bishop and his Aide, 
Lt. Paul Rodier, both of the R.C.A.F., 
as they arrived for their recent inspection 
of Consolidated Aircraft facilities. Fol- 
lowing is the talk given to Consolidated 
workers by the Air Marshal. 

It gives me great pleasure to be standing today 
with men who are working, with all the strength 
of their hands, their heads, and, I believe, their 
hearts, for the victory of freedom. 

For some years I was a Director of this com- 
pany in Canada. When war broke out my duty 
called me back to the service of my country. I 
am proud to remember that I was once connected 
with Major Fleet, in this great enterprise. I shall 
be prouder still now that I have seen with my 

own eyes the workings of this magnificent plant, 
and looked into the faces of you men who have 
won for it so high a reputation for splendid work, 
splendidly performed. 

Today, through your courtesy, I speak to you 
as a Canadian whose country is fighting, of its 
own free will, for the right, as the plain ordinary 
men of Canada see the right. 

We have pledged our manhood, our money, and 
our material power to save the world from dark- 
ness and disaster. We seek nothing for ourselves; 
we ask nothing for ourselves: Nothing except the 
right of ordinary men and women to live out their 
little lives simply, happily and unafraid. 

I returned a few weeks ago from England. I 
met the King, Mr. Churchill, the young men of 

the Air Force, the men and women in the factories, 
and the dwellers in the Uttle, battered streets. I 
wish you could have seen them too. If they would 
allow me to speak for them, I think they would 
ask me to say this to you — 

"Tell the workers of America that the workers 
of Britain are fighting not only that Britain may 
survive, but that the rights of the common man 
in every land shall survive. Until a world is estab- 
hshed where Uttle children can play in safety, 
where men and women can work in dignity and 
honor, and where old men and old women can 
face the sunset with peace in their hearts, we and 
our brothers will never quit." 

(Speech concluded on page 32) 



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{Right) Sir Henry Self, Director- 
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was recently escorted around the Consoli- 
dated factory by I. M. Laddon, Vice 
President and Works Manager. They are 
shown here discussing one of the Liberators 
being built for the R.A.F. After Sir 
Henry's return to New York he sent the 
following telegram to Major R. H. Fleet. 

Major Reuben Fleet 
Consolidated Aircraft Corp 
San Diego Calif 

On the conclusion of my visit to the 
west coast I would like to send to 
you this message of warm apprecia- 
tion for all you have done and are 
doing for the British cause Stop I 
cannot adequately express our admir- 
ation and gratitude for the splendid 
achievement now being realized in 
your expanded and highly efficient 
plant Stop I know a little of what the 
effort must have entailed and offer 
you our warmest congratulations Stop 

We are deeply indebted to you for the 
substantial deliveries of your splen- 
did aircraft which we have already 
received and look forward with eager 
expectation to the still greater de- 
liveries which are to come Stop The 
Liberators and the Catalina Aircraft 
mean more for Britain's cause than I 
can adequately express Stop Please ac- 
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fort of yourself and all at San Diego 
may I add a personal message of 
thanks for all your kindness to me 
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As a climax to a day packed with dis- 
plays of America's military might 1 1 navy 
general staff chiefs from Latin-American 
countries were honored guests at a cere- 
mony christening the navy's biggest battle 
plane — a giant PB2Y-2. 

Each of the visiting navy men parti- 
cipated in the dedication ceremony by 
signing his name on the nose of the flying 
dreadnaught. These pictures were taken 
during the proceedings in the plant yard. 
Left, above: Rear Adm. Carlos Rotalde 
signs for Peru. Right, above: Maj. R. H. 
Fleet extends a cordial greeting to the 
visiting sailormen. Below, left to right: 
Commander Ramon Diaz of Paraguay 
signs for his country, Vice Adm. Jose 
Machado de Castro e Silva signs for Brazil, 
Vice Admiral Silva speaks as he christened 
the great patrol bomber the "Spirit of 

American Democracies," at right is Adm. 
A. T. Beauregard who signed for the 
United States; Major Fleet speaking to 
navy officers at the conclusion of the cere- 
mony, and Major Fleet discussing the 
bomber with those who took part in its 
dedication. At right of Major Fleet is 
Commander Benza of Paraguay and on 
his left is Admiral Beauregard. 

The visiting Latin-American dignitaries 
were: Vice Adm. Silva, Brazil; Vice Adm. 
Julio Allard P., Chile; Vice Adm. Jose 
Guisasola, Argentina; Rear Adm. Gustavo 
A. Schroder, Uruguay; Rear Adm. Carlos 
Rotalde G. del V., Peru; Commodore 
David Coello Ochoa, Mexico; Capt. Julio 
Diez Arguellas y Fernandez, Cuba; Col. 
Francisco Tamayo Cortes, Colombia; Com- 
mander Cesar A. MogoUon Cardenas, Ec- 
uador; Commander Antonio Picardi, 

Venezuela; and Commander Ramon Diaz 
Benza, Paraguay. TTie dedication was 
concluded when Dick Powell, 14, son of 
Steve Powell, Consolidated wing assembly 
foreman, poured water from the Pacific 
on the hull of the 20-ton fighting plane. 
Just before they left Captain Castro of 
Cuba spoke for all the visitors. He said: 
"We have faith in democracy and you 
have shown us that democracy wants to 
prepare, and is preparing astronomical 
quantities of everything that will be 
necessary for the defense of those who 
wish to enjoy the benefits of liberty and 
freedom. Let us look forward to a com- 
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TT/^HAT to do on balmy summer 
V V evenings? How to avoid the stuffi- 
ness of theatres the closeness of one's 

room? It is really very simple and very 
inexpensive. TTiere is no setting more 
beautiful than San Diego's Balboa Park — 
there is no entertainment finer than the 
Midsummer Night Symphonies held each 
year in the Ford Bowl during the months 
of July and August. 

Presented by the San Diego Symphony 
Orchestra Association, a non-profit organ- 
ization composed of members representing 
almost every interest in the city, the Mid- 
summer Symphonies offer a series of 
programs planned to please everyone. 
Many outstanding musicians of national 
fame are featured as soloists. Those signed 
up for this year include Mona Paulee, 
beautiful young soprano, who recently 
won the 1941 Metropolitan Audition; 
John Powell, noted American pianist-com- 
poser; Louis Persinger, well-known violin- 
ist, teacher of Yehudi Menuhin and 
Ruggiero Ricci; Ruth Reynolds Murray, 
whose beautiful soprano voice was ac- 
claimed after her 1941 Town Hall appear- 
ance in New York — receiving the 
outstanding "rave" notices of the year; 
and Homer Simmons and George Scharl, 
a piano duo team who will please San 

Diego audiences. Other soloists will be 
announced later. 

Nikolai Sokoloff, conductor, is well 
known throughout the world. One of 
the founders and conductor of the Cleve- 
land Symphony for fifteen years, con- 
ductor of the Seattle Symphony for the 
past three years, he has a wealth of musical 
experience. Dr. Sokoloff's unusual and 
informal style of commenting on the 
program brings the audience and musicians 
much closer together and adds much to 
the informality of the concerts — an in- 
formality that is a part of the charm of 
the Midsummer Night Symphonies. 

Unlike many activities today the 
admission prices have not been raised. 
General Admission is still 50c — reserved 
seats are $1.00 and $1.2 J. Of course, one 
may make quite a saving by getting a 
family book of tickets (16 general ad- 
missions — good any time) for $7.00 or a 
season reserved seat for $8.00 and $10.00. 

After ten hours a day of machines and 
noise, of being "on the go" hour after 
hour — an evening of quiet relaxation is 
welcome. The Midsummer Night Sym- 
phonies present just such a chance to relax 
and enjoy oneself — and besides that, they 
are San Diego's finest entertainment. 


Opportunities for advanced training are 
being offered by California Institute of 
Technology at Pasadena this summer to 
men with training to qualify them for 
the special necessities of National Defense. 
TTiere will be no tuition fees and living 
accommodations will be available in the 
Undergraduate House at reasonable rates. 
Students will be expected to supply their 
own equipment and supplies. 

The training will be intensive covering 
in 10 to 13 weeks full time, the equivalent 
to a year or more of nightschool work. 
No academic credit will be given, but to 
each student who satisfactorily completes 
the course, a certificate will be given. 

The courses applicable to the manu- 
facture of aircraft to be given, if 12 or 
more qualified students enroll, are as 

Aeronautical Engineering (Starting 
June 23, 1941 and continuing for 11 

weeks) To train engineering graduates 
who have not specialized in aeronautics 
for positions involving inspection and 
maintenance of airplanes and equipment. 

Production Engineering (June 16, 1941 
and continuing for 10 weeks) To prepare 
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for positions in industrial engineering. 
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are a Bachelor's Degree in Science or En- 
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elementary course in Accounting, comple- 
tion of a general course in Economics, and 
demonstrated capacity for leadership. 

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By Bill Pettit 

SLOWLY but surely the Hull Dept. is 
getting penned in. In the Navy 
division of the Hull, the boys are com- 
plaining that every dept. but the Personnel 
is moving in on them. (After the last 
wage review that is even probable!) 

The PB2Y3 division has been practically 
pushed into Harry Kelsey's tool crib, but 
the two clerks, Rupert Crowthwaite, and 
Mitch WiUiams don't mind it at all (It's 
quieter in there anyway) . 

The Ford representatives Jackson, Orr, 
and Chapin, were quite puzzled to see 
women walking up the steps in the 
new building during working hours. After 
a few careful inquiries, they were informed 
that the ladies in question are working in 
the purchasing oflSce located on the mez- 
zanine of the new building. (After 
meeting the boys that work for George 
Galley, Al Leonard, and Jim Killeaney, 
they know why the purchasing dept. is 
walled off from the rest of the building!) 

The main event of the month counting 
marriages, births, deaths, etc., was the 
Army Hull picnic. Eight barrels of beer 
was consumed during the day. (Need I 
say More?) Al Clark, Jimmie Killeaney, 
and a few of the others were supposed to 
have left early, you see, they had a bowling 
banquet on that evening. 

"Blackie" Fitzgerald was in rather bad 
shape for the affair, sporting a beautiful 
shiner which (he claims) was caused by 
a dark one thrown by Mel Doerr in a 
recent softball game. Others are of the 
belief that he ran into a door at the recent 
wedding of his brother Dick Fitzgerald 
to one very very lovely Miss Mary 

It seems to be the thing now for the 
boys to send back to the middle west for 
their future wives. Doesn't look so good 
for the local female population, does it? 

Still faithful to good of "Consair" and 
southern California, Herb Harris that 
care-free cabellero, from Engineering, also 
tied the knot last month. When asked 
how he liked his marriage and how come 
he picked a local girl he replied, "Well 
Jack, all I can tell you is that my marriage 
is solid, true to the beam, and a killer- 
diller! And I'll take the 'Queen Bees' 
from San Diego any day. None of these 
'Oakies' or 'Arkies' fo' me!" 

TTiis fellow Jackson from Ford motor 
company is really a go-getter. Already 
he has given us no end of improvement 
suggestions that they used back in "Ford", 
and better still a few pointers on "How 
to Woo the weaker sex. Ford Style." 

A few questions that are prominent in 
many of the Hull men's minds are kinda 
getting us down, maybe the readers (if 
there are any) can help us out: 

Why does everyone start singing, "I'll 
never smile again" when Dick Morris, boss 
of the dispatchers for the army Hull, 
walks by? 

Why does Al Clark's golf handicap get 
larger instead of smaller? 

Why does Al Leonard (Paddy O'Day) 
smile and say, "Politics?" 

Why does Kurt Klein keep saying, 
"Vat's Da Old-up?" 

And last but not least, does anybody 
know anything that Tommy Johnson 
can't do? 

San Diego Flying Club, Inc. 

SINCE our last appearance in the Con- 
solidator, the Club has purchased a 
Luscombe 65, and has parted with its 
old stand-by, the Cub 40. The Cub 40 
took with it many fond memories, as it 
enabled many of our former and present 
members to realize their ambition to fly. 

Recent private pilots are: Dr. Ickstaadt, 
Mr. C. W. Fletcher, and Mr. McMillan, 
Mr. Judd Marsden became a solo student. 

Stan Petro passed his written exam for 
a Commercial, and now is in training for 
an Army Instructor rating at Phoenix, 

By "Buck" 


"A landing aircraft shall have right of 
way over aircrafts and automobiles on 
the ground." Quote C. A. B. Rules. We 
had an occasion to witness such an acci- 
dent recently. Only due to the capable 
handling, by our instructor, Mr. Connie 
Conehin, was a serious accident avoided, 
when a car was driven in front of one of 
our ships, while landing. 

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By Jack Bennett 

OH, FOR the life of a champion 
golfer! Tommy Johnson, hull in- 
spector, and recent winner of the County 
Amateur Golf Tournament, was seen at 
the Pacific Square a few days after his 
victory, sporting a blonde on one arm, and 
a brunette on the other. Rumors are 
that Tommy is practicing dilligently for 
the next tournament. We wonder if he 
is interested in the golf, or the possibility 
of future conquests with the fair sex. 
The boys in the Hull dept. think that it 
is the latter reason. 

Some fellows get all the breaks. Bill 
Cook, former Hull rivet leadman and 
more recently of Primary Assembly, spent 
two hours flying in a PBY-5 the other 
day. Bill never realized what good planes 
Consair assembles until he flew in one. 

The Hull Dept. has lost several fine 
leadmen, with the recent shifts of some 
assemblies to other departments "Chuck" 
Larson and his entire blister crew are now 
in the Primary Assembly Dept. Frank 
Korczykowski and Wayne Anderson, 
former Hull clean-up leadmen, are cur- 
rently assuming new duties in the Final 
Assembly Dept. The ever popular Nick 
Tuevsky, of pilot enclosure fame, is in 
Sub-Assembly. While we are sorry to see 
these fellows leave the Hull, we know they 
will continue their fine work in their new 
departments, and we wish them every 

Ben McMicken, rivet leadman on PBY 
bulkheads, is the proud father of .a baby 
girl. All last reports indicate that mother 
and daughter are doing fine. Ben appar- 
ently had the toughest time of all con- 
cerned. Incidentally, who was seen 
encouraging all the boys to congratulate 
the beaming father and receive a cigar, 
then was seen later collecting the cigars 
from the non-smokers? Could it have 
been Johnny Penfield, Foreman of the 
Navy Hull? (Very) Possible. 

Jerry Cullison, new member of the 
Navy Hull Dept. clerical staff, is very 
anxious to handle all work concerning the 
use of ditto machines. At first we be- 
lieved you, Jerry, when you said you were 
interested in that type of work, but all is 
out now. We have seen that look in your 
eye and know no ditto machine could 
affect you that way. Of course the red- 
head operating the machine might have 
something to do with your sudden 
interest. How about it Jerry? 

Johnny Glenn, leadman in charge of 
PBY bottoms, has a new helper on the 
Amphibian bottom. Seen very hard at 
work in his shirt sleeves was Leo Bourdon, 
Superintendent. Whoever said that 
executives were afraid to roll up their 
sleeves and help out when the situation 
demands it? 



By "C/jiick" Morgan 

Well, it finally happened at the Battel 
household! Diane Hellen weighing 6 lbs. 
10 ozs. arrived at 3 A.M. on May 3. 
George says, "Mother and baby are fine." 
Diane has blue eyes and blonde hair like 
her "mommie." 

Another recent father is proud Harold 
Ferguson whose daughter, Carol June, 
weighed 7 lbs. and missed the bewitching 
hour of midnight by one minute, 11:59 
on the nose, April 16th. 

Our good friend Otto Lehman's back 
to work after his operation and still smil- 
ing the same way as before. May your 
recuperation be speedy. 


By Edward Cojnbs 

Dahl Cook announced he is a proud 
father of a 7'/4 pound boy. We hear that 
mother and son are doing very well. 

C. G. Rayborn has just returned from 
his vacation in Kansas City. He drove 
there in around 40 hours. Ask Cecil for 
any information regarding floods, and I 
believe he can give you some good advice. 
How about it, Cecil? 

We are all very grateful to welcome 
James Brand back from his illness due 
to an automobile accident. James had 
a severe cut across his ear and is improv- 
ing very nicely. 

C. L. Hibert, the foreman, has just 
returned from his vacation with the wry 
comment that it's swell to be back so 
he can rest up from his vacation. 

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Bi/ Wm. A. Moloney, 

Plant Engineer 

IN THE language of geologists, pale- 
ontologists and kindred savants, eighteen 
years, less than a fifth of a century, is but 
a fleeting moment. In the parlance of 
politics and statescraft, it denotes a longer 
cycle of time. Kings have been born, 
reigned and died; kingdoms have tottered 
and fallen; and republics have come into 
being and proven their right to survive in 
periods as short as this. 

Defined by industry's fluid lexicon, this 
same phrase "eighteen years" can well 
represent a millenium of progress and ac- 

Since 1923, when Comolidated was in- 
corporated, barely twenty years after man's 
first successful flight in a "heavier than 
air" machine, the aviation industry has 
advanced from the status of an insecure 
speculative and visionary enterprise to that 
of a well founded, capably managed in- 
dustry contributing mightily to our coun- 
try's protection and development in peace- 
time, and vitally essential to her defense 
when the ominous clouds of war darken 
our horizon and imperil our tranquility at 
home and our peaceful commerce with 
other nations. 

The photographs on these pages graphi- 
cally illustrate the increase in physical 
bigness that has taken place since Con- 
solidated first began to manufacture air- 
planes in East Greenwich, R. I. 

No picture, tongue or pen can portray, 

ustrate or describe the chain of events, 
inspirations, struggles, perplexities, heart 
breaking obstacles, and victories accom- 
panying and responsible for this growth. 

The picture to the left shows the Consolidated 
factory as it existed at the beginning of 1940. 
Photograph below, shows the tremendous ex- 
that has occurred at the home plant 
during the past year. This photograph, which 
is to the same scale, was taken February 
15, 1941. 

Above is sho-wn the huge new Consolidated 
factory being built by the Austin Company 
in Fort Worth, Texas, for the assembly of 
Consolidated Model 32, four-engine land 
bombers. In the background of this archi- 
tect's drawing may be seen the shores of 

Lake Worth. The main assembly building will 
be 4,000 feet long and 320 feet wide. As- 
sembly units will be manufactured by the 
Ford Motor Co. at Ypsilanti, Michigan, and 
shipped by rail and truck to this factory. A 
factory of similar design and construction is 

being built at Tulsa, Oklahoma, to be oper- 
ated by Douglas Aircraft Co., Inc., for the 
same purpose. A. M. Hall, (Consolidated) 
Assistant to the Manager, will be in charge 
of the Forth Worth factory. Mr. C. A. 
Van Dusen, Consolidated Vice-President, will 
be coordinator of the fwo factories. 

Let it be said chat, founded on sound 
principles and wisely governed, constantly 
progressive, consistently seeking new and 
better designs and methods of aircraft pro- 
duction, meticulous to the "nth" degree 
in the search for perfection, and guided 
by the watchword, "Nothing Short of 
Right is Right," Cansolidated has grown 
purely and simply by being ready and 
willing to serve when needed. 

The new Parts Plant, now being built 
on Pacific Highway about 1 \^y, miles North 
of the Home Plant, embraces six times the 
floor area of the original Home Plant when 
completed in 193 5. When this plant is 
finished. Consolidated will have over 
3,000,000 square feet, nearly 75 acres of 
manufacturing building, producing air- 
planes in San Diego. 

The new assembly plant at Fort Worth, 
Texas, being built by the Corps of En- 
gineers, to Comolidated's specifications, 
for assembly of B-24 bombers and which 
will be Consolidated-operated, will have a 
main assembly building covering a ground 

area of 1,280,000 square feet, almost 30 
acres. This plant is scheduled for com- 
pletion this year. 

At Tulsa, Oklahoma, another plant, of 
identical design, also for the assembly of 
B-24 bombers, to be operated by Douglas 
Aircraft Corporation, is being constructed 
and is to be completed early in 1942. 
Upon its completion there will be, in the 
United States, nearly 6,500,000 square 
feet of aircraft manufacturing buildings 
devoted to the production of completed 
airplanes, conceived and designed by Con- 

For the past five years, plant expansion 
has been a major occupation at Consoli- 
dated, and has been consistently carried 
on in the face of increasing business with- 
out interference with plant operations. 
True, there have been times when it has 
been necessary to resort to strenuous ex- 
pedients, even the temporary use of tents, 
to insure that production would not lag 
while awaiting for buildings in which to 

The study, analysis and careful plan- 
ning necessary to the addition of new 
facilities to an enterprise operating "full 
speed ahead" presents a terrific problem, 
and has taken a tremendous toll of the 
time and energies of the executive staff 
headed by Major R. H. Fleet, all of whom 
already had their days' schedules fully 
crowded. With the inception of the Parts 
Plant program, the problem ceased to be 
one of merely expanding on the original 
site which had been "used up" and had 
no more room which could be spared for 
additional buildings. Many weary hours 
and days were spent in examining and ap- 
praising available sites, and when the se- 
lection was made, the arduous and com- 
plex task of clearing titles and combining 
the multitude of separate parcels of land 
into one component whole was begun. 
This involved negotiations with individ- 
uals, corporations, the State of California 
and the United States Government, and 
construction could not begin until it was 
(Concluded on page 32) 

Belo'w is sho^vn architect's drawing of the 
new parts plant being built by Consolidated 
Aircraft Corporation one and one-third miles 
north of the home plant. The Parts Plant will 
occupy approximately 52 acres and will have 

an adjacent area of 72 acres for parking 
facilities for employees. The largest battery 
of drop hammers and hydraulic presses under 
one roof on the Pacific Coast will be used in 
the new drop hammer building which ^vill 

also house a complete pattern shop, foundry 
and die storage departments. B. O. Larson is 
general contractor, Ed'ward Cray Taylor and 
Ellis Wing Taylor are architects. 





By Leon Jacobs 

THE Consolidated Rowing Club eot 
oflf to a good start last month with 
many enthusiastic oarsmen turning out 
for the first workouts. The first part of 
the meetings were spent working on the 
four rowing machines. Since all of the 
men are new to the sport, the theory can 
be obtained on the machines. 

The last part of the workouts were 
spent on the water in the training barges. 
The barges really give the men a chance 
to get an oar in their hands and get the 
feel of the water. The racing shells will 
be used as soon as the preliminary training 
is completed. 

It is not too late for new members to 
sign up and get in on the free trial 
membership the San Diego Rowing Club 
has offered us. This membership includes 
all facilities of the Club. Pick up your 
card at the WELFARE OFFICE at once 
and come out to our workouts. 





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ENTRIES for the Consolidated En- 
gineers Summer Bowling League are 
now complete. 

The league gets under way at 7:30 P.M., 
Thursday, May 15, at the New Pacific 
Recreation alleys. 

The league will bowl for 18 weeks and 
in addition to the league prizes, there will 
be four sweepstake prizes to be given to 
the four teams bowling the highest three 
game score on a specified night after the 
regular league is over. 

The winter league which was conducted 
at Sunshine Alley closed May 6, 1941. 
Loft Team No. 3 walked away with first 
prize followed by Loft No. 4, second; 
Electrical, third; and Power Plant, fourth. 
The winning team consisting of Luppke, 
Olson, Dormoy, Craig, and Garrett, each 
received a cup presented by Sunshine Alleys 
in addition to league prizes. 


Av. Av. 

Lee 146 Schuler 144 


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LOFT No. 2 
Douglas 130 

Koepke 140 

Chambers 138 

Schultz 138 

Robinson .146 

Hoover 129 

"Moorad 130 

'■Widgeon 135 

Browning , 174 


»Beale 120 

»Hurt 120 

Nauth 138 

Gueldner 156 


Vandewater 141 

Parker 135 

Carlson 129 

Nelson 127 

Darracq 153 



Stevenson 145 

Vance 130 

'Brodhead 120 

Pickens 135 

Hatcher 156 


LOFT No. 1 

Garret 140 

Olson 151 

^Schwartz 125 

Colby 154 

Luppke 150 







Berger .145 






Ferril 145 

Wentzel 139 

*Fish 120 

Singer 145 

Boch 147 


678 '^No known average. Average shown is estimated. 



By C. V. Speer 

"Consair Rambling Rollers" has just 
about doubled in membership since the 
April issue of the Consolidator. The club 
now has seventy paid-up members and is 
gaining new ones every day. 

The club was invited to the Roller 
Bowl in Hollywood, April 26 as guests 
of the "Whirling Wheels." Everyone had 
a swell time. 

We meet every Wednesday night at the 
Palace Skating Rink, First and Broadway. 
Come on down next Wednesday night and 
meet your fellow-workers and bring the 
wife or girl friend. 


After a recent meeting of the golf 
committee, the time, place and details of 
Coiisolidated's second annual Golf Tourn- 
ament has been decided upon. Anyone 
who likes to play (whether good or bad 
makes no difference) should secure his 
entry blank. The entr)' blank will explain 
everything and can be obtained from the 
following committee men: 
Engineering — Cliff Ehrem, Day; Frank Csupah, 

Production — F. Buelher, Jr., Day; Craig Clarke, 

Night; Jack Thompson, Night. 
Tool Design — Al Ruess, Day. 
Sheet — P. C. Thacher, Day. 
Metal Bench — J. B. Smith, Day. 
Sheet Metal — Greer Wallace, Day. 
Hull — Tom Johnson, Day; B. J. Shiminin, Night. 
Purchasing — R. A. Gooninger, Day; F. Meer, Day; 

R. Osgood, Day. 
Accounting — Ray Tuite, Day. 
Tool Room — P. H. Paxton, Day. 
Welfare Dept. — Ralph Smith. 


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By Matt Wielopohki 

THE preacher sounded the wedding 
"Gong" on Marge Coronado and 
John Ruzich in Yuma, Ariz., May 3rd. 
John was a fine outdoor athlete. 

Playing the brand of tennis, which won 
him the 1940 Oklahoma State title, Walter 
Johnson, overcame tough California com- 
petition to land in the 1941 Consolidated 
Tennis Singles semi-finals. Johnson will 
meet Walter Bugg, 1940 Minnesota Singles 
and Doubles Champion, holder of Michi- 
gan's Doubles title, and holder of Can- 
ada's Ontario Clay Court tennis cham- 

Homer Shayler, who learned his tennis 
in the Los Angeles area, holds the Upper 
California championship as well as the 
1940 Consair Singles and Doubles trophies. 
Shayler will meet Frank Froehling, the 
13 th ranking tennis competition in the 
United States. Froehling, the 1940 Chicago 
Indoor Tennis titlist, the 1940 Champion 
of the Big Ten Scholastic Tournament 
holds victories over Bobby Riggs, the U. S. 
Tennis Champion. 

Before Bill Liddle leaves with Al Pfeiflfer, 
the Machine Shop Reporter, for New York, 
he (Bill) will race with Paul Wallraben- 
stein on the Balboa Park Bicycle Track. 
This race will take place on June 8th in 
the morning at 8. 

For a long time Evelyn Parkins planned 
on buying either a bowling regalia or a 
small Model A roadster. (Maybe Kathleen 
Schneider will tell us how Evelyn threw 
a bawling ball backwards in a recent 
Consair Bowling match.) 

The Machine Shop Basketball, Baseball 
and Bowling teams would like to have 
their all-round manager, Vic Racko read 
"Better Late — Than Never" in reversed 
form. Better Never — Than Late. 

This paragraph is a reminder to Carl 
Cole, Charlie Miller, Ed Kellogg, Al 
Pfeiffer, yours truly and every golfer at 
Consolidated. The 1941 Consair Golf 
Tournament will take place this month 
of June. So, don't forget to brush up a 
little on your game and sign up. Read 
the Consolidated bulletin or San Diego 
newspapers for further details regarding 
the Golf Tourney. 


By Frank H. Thomas 

O. E. McGee and Miss Mineola Brooks 
of Banks, Texas, were married April 27, at 
Yuma, Arizona (that famous McGee smile 
is a trifle wider these days). . . Roy L. 
Mitchell and Miss Agatha M. Schulte of 
Jophn, Mo., were married April 30, at 
St. Vincents Church (his lunches are the 
envy of the third shift) . . . Chief Tomp- 
kins spent his vacation in Arizona, trout 
fishing. . . Capt. Roth visited Salt Lake 
City and way points for an enjoyable trip. 
. . . Teepee Williams and Sun-Kissed 
Willingham instigating a movement for 
parasols. . . The team of Preisler, Ruden, 
Henneuse, Noll and Thomas easily out- 
shooting Capt. Roth, Baxter, Harris, T. 
Smith and J. Smith and ready to take on 
the second shift. . . Booth a definite threat 
for the Golf Championship of CONSAIR 
. . . Sgts. Gates and Daggett and Lee 
Mitchell all on the mend and soon back to 
work. . . Bell digging for clams at the 
Ramp and getting a squirt in the eye. . . 
Roberts taking on too much sun at the 

Beach and really red. . . Handley giving 
away limes with his recipe (sugar, lime 
juice, water and that's all — Eisenhard 
handling the gate very well with his 
plaster cast hand. . . Sturgis driving a New 
Ford and HOW. . . and now it's Acting 
Sgts. Harris, Learn, and Sterrett and Act- 
ing Capt. L Smith. . . Perry put on a 
nice housewarming for a few of the boys 
(piece de resistance-marshmallows filled 
with nuts, etc.). . . Chief Kimball of the 
Fire Dept. well satisfied with the recent 
course on Fire Protection and Prevention 
. . . Plant Police soon to be sporting gold, 
silver and bronze medals for shooting 
ability. . . Capt. John Ton of the New 
Parts Plant a recent visitor and just a 
trifle dusty. . . Rollberg down to one 
sandwich a day. . . Plant Police making 
the Front Pages on their efficiency after 
dark (Evening Tribune May 15). . .Capt. 
Shattuck still talking about the big feed 
at Bernardini's Cafe. . . George Brown 
and Charles Irving getting black at the 
ramp. . . Doc Learn holding four Aces 
and getting paid off. . . Earl Gray back 
on the second shift with plenty of shooting 
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By Richard Rauti 

MOST of the dope from the paint 
shop in this issue was contributed 
by Archie Robinson of Final Finish. 
Archie has a distinct flair for writing, 
loves to do it, and, so we've practically 
turned the column over to the Robinson 
lad. Sort of a guest columnist as 'twere. 
One of Archie's items however brings 
to mind an incident similar to the lettuce 
story. One of our men, who was not 
supposed to work on Saturday, got on 
the street car Saturday headed for the 
Plant. Mistake number two was in show- 
ing the conductor his badge instead of his 
street car pass, and, then as the Topper, 
he barged thru the gate flashing his street 
car pass!!! And barged right out again 
at the suggestion of the gendarme. 

Starting to work the other evening, 
Ernest Schmier picked up a "lunch" sack. 
At the gate he took a preliminary glance 
at the contents and turned pink to the 
ears as he passed inspection. He left the 
sack, which contained two heads of 
lettuce, in the first rubbish barrel he 
passed. Ernest apologized to his land- 
lady for not bringing them back: "I 
could just see the cops cutting the heads 
in fourths, and when they found nothing, 

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plain batty!' " 

Everyone who has stopped at a Sinclair 
filling station, or read Sinclair advertis- 
ments, are acquainted with the huge Din- 
osaurs used by the Company for adver- 
tising. F. S. Robinson, of the Maintain- 
ence crew, has one of the largest private 
collections, in Colorado, included in his 
Rock Garden. The bones are petrified, 
and some have agatized, polishing into 
beautiful ring sets and watch charms. 

Two men from the Big Office came into 
Final Finish, and accosted a young fellow 
thus: "Do you know where the crew is 
that just came up from the Paint Shop?" 

"No, I sure don't," the workman 
replied, smiling. 

"Aren't you Mr. Danner, final finish 

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By A. A. Robiiismt 

A man came in to take his shift, and 
while waiting for the shifts to change, 
placed his hand on the top of the press, 
and leaned there. The automatic action 
kept bringing the working mechanism 
closer, until finally, he lost three of his 
fingers in one single whack. SAFETY 

A painter came down from his stand, 
and without being negligent of his safety, 
stepped on a section of vacuum hose. The 
hose rolled, and tripped him. He suffered 
a serious and painful sprained ankle, and 
had to be helped to the first aid station. 
We can't be too careful!!! 

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A young fellow, new to factories, and 
Aircraft Manufacture in particular, 
entered the Personel office, seeking infor- 
mation. He timidly addresed one of the 
office force, who was none other than 
J. R. McDonald, Safety Supervisor. Mr. 
McDonald proved his heart as big in 
proportion as the rest of him, for by his 
courteous manner, he set the young fellow 
at ease, and very cheerfully obtained the 
desired information. 

Those famous bells rang for Clarence 
Kersey, sprayer in Final Fnish. Miss 
Norma Clements, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. W. C. Clements, of 3269 Island, 
shared honors. The ceremony was at the 
home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Charles 
Ingle, on May 2 5, at 2 P.M. 

Little Miss Beverly Jean Danner May 
13, celebrated her very first birthday. She 
was quite proud of it herself, and that 
doesn't half express the feeling of her 
daddy, C. E. Danner, of Final Finish. 


W. Lloyd Purser 

WE HAVE seen a change in leadmen 
on the nite crew. Ralph Berg has 
at last achieved his desire to work 
in the daylight for a while. His place has 
been taken by Barnes, who seemed to have 
some little trouble with the artificial light 
and the scarcity of men after the hubbub 
of days but he has the situation well in 
hand now. 

By the time we have this in print we 
will have said adieu to Bill Thomas who is 
moving around the corner to Tool Design. 
Some of the boys wish to express to him 
through this column their appreciation 
for the help he has given in times past, 
and to wish him success in the new work 
he is undertaking. 

There seems to be a number of the boys 
going on vacation this month. Testa has 
just returned from Illinois driving a '39 
Ford and it is rumored that he No speaka 
da English all the time he was gone, and 
that he may b>e on his way again if that 
certain girl gives the nod. Sharpe had his 
vacation and then retired his aged Dodge 
after 100,000 miles and promptly bought 
a '41, you guessed it. Dodge. 

Nelson Hodinni has gone to visit the 
home folks in Illinois, while Lou Penetti 
decided to spend his time off relaxmg and 
seeing the sights around this fair city. 

We are glad to see Holmes back at work. 
He has just finished a six-week battle with 
Typhoid Fever. He says it feels good to be 
able to move around and not have to see 
if the sign is still on the house. 

June, 1941 



C~^ REETINGS are herein extended to 
Jail you fellow Consolidators from 
the Wing Dep't. and your correspondent. 
In this our initial column under the new 
regime, we wish to let you know that 
although Wing hasn't been heard from 
lately, we are very much in operation. 
Henceforth the news, quips, cracks, 
rumblings, and reverberations of Wing 
will be expanded and extolled monthly 
in this column. 

Spring has literally poured itself upon 
us this year, but it has failed to dampen 
our incipient desires that periodically turn 
to love in the spring, and all that. We 
have several men who have or will shortly 
have gone into partnerships. There is A. 
R. (Fibber) McGee who has been prom- 
ising us a wedding every week for two 
years and finally on the 23rd of February 
was married to Miss Mary Ferris. A. R. 
and his bride will leave shortly for a 
delayed honeymoon trip to Virginia. Our 
Congrats and best wishes to them. 

Bill Robbins, the crooning clerk of 
Wing, will say "I do" to Miss Margie 
Woods of Santa Barbara the 10th of June. 

By "Sroo/)" Magiiirc 

Good luck and our best to you both. 

Even your corespondent was not invul- 
nerable to this tricky love business and 
gave up his bachelorhood in Yuma, March 
30, to Miss Maxine Harris of Corpus 
Christi, Texas. Confidentially fellows — 
Who wants to be a bachelor? 

A word of advice to Johnny Strachan. 
Those beams only hit back in self defense. 
We're sincerely sorry about your accident. 

C. Bissell is relieving Dick Cole as 
Icadman in charge of Army Verticals. 
Our loss is Alameda's gain. So luck to 
you both on your new jobs. 

Leo Klingenmeier, the baseball tycoon 
of Spares, is prepping for another good 
ball club this year. Come on out fellows 
and let's see Wing have the best team in 
the league. 

That isn't a straight jacket Art 
Thornhill is wearing, it's his new coat — 
of sunburn. 

One of the busiest men in the plant 
these days is the Day Foreman of Wing, 
Steve Powell, who claims he is still ahead 
in the pedometer mileage race with L. 
Mineah, Night Wing Foreman. 


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By Sol Wolf 

1. Did you know that Ed Myter is 
a pretty good violinist and starts teaching 
music in one of the leading universities, 
in the country, in the near future? 

2. Did you know that Ed Pitts is 
ready to take that fatal step with a pretty 
lass and has bought a new car to keep 
in step with his new deal? 

3. Did you know that Jack Gushing 
was once a flying cadet stationed at Santa 
Maria, California? 

4. Did you know that little Morrie 
Kahn of our department is one of the 
great all around athletes in San Diego? 

5. Did you know that the night time- 
keepers organized and patched up a ball 
club within one week of the opening 
league game and have finally come to a 
point where the league leaders actually 
fear meeting them? 

6. Did you know that John Renner 
manages a girl's soft ball club? The boys 
sure envy Johnny. 

7. Did you know that Mike Krause 
is in the market for an automobile? He 
wishes to trade his Packard and his pen- 
knife for that new automobile as long as 
no cash is involved. 

MOST important event of the month 
of May, in fact, probably the most 
important event of the year for the three 
Maintenance Departments was the gala 
spring dinner-dance celebration held at 
the La Mesa Country Club, Friday 
evening. May 2, with over 200 people in 
attendance. Dinner was served at 8:30 
P.M., followed by a varied program of 
entertainment which was supervised and 
directed by Mrs. Donna May Perkins (Si's 
better half) who presented her "Don- 
netes". Specialty acts were put on by 
Viola Maye Clutinger (Assistant Foreman 
Mac's daughter), who performed a tap 
dance while skipping rope; Petey Reid, 
who sang "Amapola"; and Bonnie Addis, 
(Al Addis' girl) did a special dancing. 
Other girls in the troupe who participated 
in group dances were: Helen Trumpas, 
Marie Walsch, Rae Joy Frieze and Jerry 
Wright. Kett Byerley, Maintenance clerk, 
brought down the house with three vocal 
selections, and Yours Truly wound up 
the evening's entertainment with a stunt 
executed in the patio. The rest of the 
evening was spent in dancing. 

Red Vavricek, the peppy fellow on the 
electric truck, has been carrying away all 
honors at the Consair Athletic Associa- 
tion dances held every Saturday night. 
Red teaches the hostesses the Barnyard 
Strut and the Kansas Shuffle which he 
learned while back in the middle west. 

On Sunday, May 4, Mr. Arch Searcy 
of Frank Webster's crew and Miss Marie 
Van Elmer were united in matrimony at 
Yuma, Arizona. They were attended by 

Mr. Searcy's son and daughter-in-law. 
At present the newlyweds are at home 
at 3393 Orange Avenue. Congratula- 
tions, Archie! 

Jay Bowers, after undergoing an emerg- 
ency appendectomy at the Mercy Hospital, 
is at home recovering at this writing. Also 
at the same hospital at this time is Mac 
McGillivray. When he will be back on 
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Kenneth Collier went all the way back 
to Green Forest, Ark. and was married 
to Vivian Tinsley. They are now at home 
in San Diego at 43 33 Ohio Ave. Green 
Forest sure is a purty name for a town, 
we think. 

Frank Popadowski and George Wire 
have taken up target practice with a new 
type of weapon. After fishing all day in 
Rodriguez Lake, "5outh of the border," 
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Clarence Booker got in the way of some 
flying machinery a few nights ago. Not 
only did he get a good smack on the fist 
but nearly knocked a hole in the roof. 

Rex Butcher got a new auxiliary seat 
put in his Studebaker coupe. . . now he 
can carry all his friends and a picnic 
lunch too. . . I'll be there Butch! 

Bud Shimmin used to work in the 
Goodyear Rubber Company's Dirigible 
Plant in Akron, Ohio. Helped build and 
install control cables in both the Macon 
and Akron ships. And all the time we 
thought Ernest Mcjoyner was more the 
gas bag type! 

Jimmy Symons said he always thought 
corkscrews were a necessity, until he had 
to bump some angles just fresh from 
Heat Treat, now he knows they are a 
bumpers nightmare. 

Ross Houck was both glad and sad. 
He took four firsts in six starts at different 
model air meets sponsored by the San 
Diego Aeroneers, which made him very 
glad. He won fifty dollars at the last 
contest and lost his plane which cost him 
thirty dollars in flying time while search- 
ing for it . . . which made him very sad. 
He got the plane back too. It was found 
in Mission Valley the morning after the 

Morena Lake took a terrific whopping a 
few Sundays ago when Herb "Ready" 
Petty, Willie Gufler, OUie Shoaf, Walter 
"Fagin" Cragin, Kit Oliver, Frank Hock- 
enberger, Penrod Muzzy, Shorty Siegle 
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Two fish were taken and Kit Oliver did 
the taking. 

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find Ed Herbers married. He says just 
as soon as Miss Anna Guerrero arrives 
from the Phillipines the ceremony will take 
place and that she is on her way here this 
very minute. 

Stanley Franc, after closely scrutinizing 
the smudge on Dean Siegle's lip has 
discovered that it's gonna be a mustache. 

Joe Cruz has given up the life of a 
bachelor. Miss Margaret Gallardo of 
Escondido fixed that up for Joe by marry- 
ing him Sunday, April 27, in Yuma. 
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Cruz. 

Chet Dorman didn't want to go to 
the beach for fear he'd be sunburned so 
lay down on the roof of his apartment 
... in an hour he was burned to a crisp. 

Jean Thurlby says he was the only 
pupil in the second grade at P. S. No. 181 
Fayetteville, Ark., who was old enough 
to vote. 

Ernest Mcjoyner came by the other 
day to show us some new golf clubs he 
had purchased in the interest of reducing 
the waist line. Next thing we know 
he'll be turning up in kilts with a bag 
pipe. The guy'll buy anything! 

Reminds me of the feller who used to 
give me what for because I was from 
Kansas. . . only to discover he was born 
and raised just outside the Los Angeles 
cit>' limits in, oh boy. . . WISCONSIN! 

Robert Kerr left San Diego a free man 
but when he returned from Yuma, Ariz. 
he had had the ball and chain applied. 
Miss Edith Ingham of Beverly, Kansas, is 
the bride. They were accompanied by 
Mr. and Mrs. Everette Pollick and Mr. 
and Mrs. Merle Goodhart. It all happened 
on May 10. 

George Sutton was called away recently 
due to the death of his grandmother in 
Tyrone, Oklahoma. He also visited his 
home in Lansing, Kansas, before his return. 

Quack Medicine Vender: "Sir I might 
mention as a slight testimonial to this 
world-famed 'rejuvenator,' that a year ago 
after taking one small dose at night, upon 
awakening in the morning I said to my 
wife: 'Mother, give me my satchel — I 
shall be late for school!" 

"Well, we finally found out what's be- 
come of those pieces of chicken that have 
been disappearing," the head chef reported 
to the restaurant owner. 

"Fine. What happened to them?" 
"That new green cook has been using 
them to make chicken salad." 

"You can't make a real success with- 
out making real enemies." 

Jail trusty: "Yes, my brother had ven- 
bad luck. Just as his business was turn- 
ing the corner the crash came." 

\C'ardcn: "What was his business?" 

Trusty: "Taxi driver." 

June, 1941 



Close now your eyes nor worry much 

About the coming day. 
For night crew has your cares and such 

To watch while you're away. 

THIS department is concerned with 
the night truckers. A wit once re- 
marked that if he had a business and 
needed someone to run it he would hire a 
mountain man for the job. "There's just 
one thing smarter than a mountain man," 
he said. "And that's a jackass. And 
everybody knows that a jackass is too 
smart to monkey around with business." 
Well, we truckers aren't as smart as 
jackasses but if you give us time and keep 
the dispatchers away you'll get your parts 
— Some day. 

The night crew excludes from its 
company the well-known Edward N. 
Gump, red-headed assistant trucker on 
the Chevrolet, who has been dazed. He 
got his first view of the sun after six 
months of night work. 

One of the truckers took a second-hand 
car into an agency to get it repaired and 
while there met the salesman who had sold 
it to him. "Good bus I got," said our boy. 
"Runs swell." 

"That's good," replied the salesman 
absently. "So few of them do." 

By Knight Careive 

Everybody else will mention the mar- 
riage of Johnny Ruzich, assistant chief 
storekeeper, but only the grapevine will 
reveal his reason for avoiding the stock- 
rooms the first night after his return. 
Note: Johnny there were no feathers. 

Seriously though — we saw a wedding 
the other night. It was in church at 
night. The aisles were dim, the tapers 
lit. Ushers moved here and there with 
soft whispers and white hands motioning 
guests into shadowed seats. The music 
came quietly as if the organist were afraid 
of the keys. Behind the flowers, back of 
the altar, a pretty girl sang, "I Love You 
Truly." Her voice fluttered from one 
note to the next in nervous exhaltation 
while we felt lumps form in our throats 
and hoped our neighbors missed the 
moisture in our eyes. 

It was a pretty ceremony. The bride 
in white, the flower girls in blue and the 
young groom looking pleasingly uncom- 
fortable in a new tuxedo. 

It is nice seeing a wedding now and 
then. By proxy you enjoy again your own 
and the vows take on new and beautiful 

A marriage always reminds us of that 
scene in the seige of Troy where the old 
men are wondering whether or not to 

carry on, wondering whether life was 
worth the blood, the sweat and the tears, 
wondering whether or not it wouldn't just 
be better to give up the struggle and let 
come what would. Then they looked up 
and there — against the setting sun and 
shadowing day, walking along the battle- 
ments they saw Helen. One of the men 
shook his graying head. It was worth it 
after all. 

In marriage is the meaning of life. And 
that is what the old man saw. Good luck, 

Wal, time's gettin' kinda short. Go 
kmda slow, will 'ya fellers? Don't be too 
dadgum quick to condemn er' slow to 
fergive. A feller that understands never 
condemns and the feller that's meaner'n 
a snake never forgives. It takes a heap 
o' brains to make a Lincoln. — Uncle Aleck. 


ONCE again I'm operating while the 
sun is up and among those who have 
done a little day and nite shifting are 
Delhommer (nite to days) and that young 
man who hears "The Eyes of Texas" in his 
sleep, Mr. John Smith, is now with Perry 
Ogden nights. 

At a surprise party given by Mr. and 
Mrs. Fred Bates for the newlyweds (Mr. 
and Mrs. H. J. Sumner) were the follow- 
ing notables. Mesdames Chas. Doty, V. 
Nephew, P. Benasco, R. J. Oertel, G. D. 
Maguire and their husbands. Sumner 
was "in the pink" and she has a new 
rolling pin. 

The baseball bug has bitten such boys 
as Ruess, Damarus, Peterson, Williams, 
Stafford, Grossaint, Shirley and I think 
"Tip" Weber umpires or something, may- 
be water boy. Mr. Stafford is passing 
cigars as he married Miss Betty Rose 
Bosskuhler in Santa Ana May 18. Some 
of WE older married men have been giving 
him advice. 

Mr. Bennett, that young fellow you see 
around quite often is going east soon to 
get a new car and his wife. 

Marcella Holzman — There Marcella 
you are in again. 

Chas. Yater, Liaisor Engineering, reports 
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THE tank dept. basket ball team 
under the sponsorship of McGee 
Bros. Jewelers, wound up their season by 
a dinner in the French Room at the U. S. 
Grant Hotel, later everyone adjourning 
to the Policemen's Ball. The dance turned 
out quite disastrously for one or two of 
the boys; Bill Consaul and Reno Carroll 
getting stuck in the mud for one thing. 

It will be to the best interests of every- 
one if the score of the day-nite softball 
game is kept quiet. Just a word, though, 
to the nite shift to the effect that a lot 
more practice would do no harm. 

The tank bowling team finished second 
in both Monday and Friday leagues. In 
the A. B.C. tournament, out of 75 teams, 
they finished in 10th place. A. Sprenger 
and B. Duffy copped first place in the 
doubles with B. Duffy running 10th in 
the singles. 

Tony Pavlovitch pulled a sneaker on us 
and took the vows May 1 8 at St. Anns. 
Also Frank Serio took a week off to go 
clear back to Louisiana for his jumping- 
off. Congratulations from everybody, 

The boys are having quite a time 
shaping up Jim Softig's new Monterey 
type fishing boat. He claims it'll be in 
the water soon, tho. 

Al Blair enjoyed a much needed vaca- 
tion at Sun Valley, Idaho. Despite the 

By Sid Riches 

enjoyment derived from the plane trip 
and his favorite recreation, skiing, Al 
returned home the picture of dejection 
and woe. A badly wrenched leg account- 
ed for the contorted countenance. 

When Herman Klippert took the final 
leap several weeks ago, everybody was 
surprised. But the fact that he thrives 
on married life and continues to add avoir- 
dupois has astounded the entire dept. 

Speaking of marriage, what magnetic 
force continues to draw Bob "McGoon" 
Atkinson to the valley week after week. It 
can't be the valley is healthful because 
he admits it's too hot. And I believe he's 
right — too hot for his own good. 

Everybody knows Ray Utter, the spot- 
welder who believes in doing everything in 
a big way. After having purchased 
several huge automobiles, including a Rolls 
Royce, he now has decided to buy an 
airplane. Nothing less than a B-24 would 
satisfy Ray if I haven't calculated wrong. 

If it weren't so aggravating and irri- 
tating it might be amusing to know that 
one of the "men" in our department was 
stricken with of all things — the mumps. 
Never mind, Grote, at last you are a man. 

Al Stieringer has joined the ever in- 
creasing ranks of fathers in the heat treat 
dept. Mrs. Stieringer presented him with 
a boy in the wee hours of the morning 
on the third day of May. 


Anyone wanting lessons on "how to 
romance" please contact Walt Beyer; Walt 
claims only Geo. Wire could keep up with 
him. Up here in No.5 we will put our 
dough on Rosey of Hull. L. P. Boyle 
claims his newest addition will be a boy, 
Elvin Wolfe is also making his wish. 
Emmor Sheldon, local promoter for the 
boys was recently seen reading (looking at 
pictures) of a farm in Kansas, no rough 




By The "Diiral Bugs" 

ideas but we wonder. Sam Bowser recently 
got married to his landlady We hear 
his rent was too high. Louis Duran 
known as "King of the Bull Gang" claims 
to have been in Villa's Cavalry. John 
"Give Them the Needle" Hopman, was 
very sick the first of May, if we're not 
wrong fishing season also opened up. Be 
back soon with more news and in the 
meantime be sure and write for Brother 
Baskin's book on "How to Fool People 
and Still Get Ahead." 

One of our esteemed clerks is going to 
do something drastic. We don't know yet 
whether he's buying a new car or getting 
hitched. Only time will tell. 

1st Riveter: "I hate stubborn people!" 

2nd Riveter: "Yeah, so do I! I make 
it a point to never give in to them." 




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June, 1941 



By Leon Jacobs 

THE Draw Bench softball team started 
the season with a decisive win over 
the Sheet Metal outfit in a practice game. 
The score at the end of seven innings was 
six to three in our favor. The team is 
Captained by Vincent Calafata with Joe 
Friel doing the chucking. Joe showed a 
great deal of promise with Bill Ladd, 
Ryland Graves, and Jim Scribner sharing 
the batting honors. The squad is com- 
posed of the following players: John 
Hoscher, Joe Friel, Bill Ladd, Al Palooka, 
Roy Wiest, Jim Scribner, Ryland Graves, 
Leon Jacobs, Vincent Calafata, Bill 
Boatman, Bill Wofford, Byron Deupree, 
Walter Hight, Verne Romaine, and T. E. 
Groeschel (Bat Boy). 

Our only marriage last month was L. S. 
Meland while R. L. Heaney celebrated his 
second anniversary. Vacations were taken 
by C. C. Sheppherd, Jack Traver, Ralph 
Way — went to Iowa, W. L. Mayer — went 
to Wisconsin, and W. W. Williams spent 
his time in Minnesota. 


By Jack Blaatiw 

June hypo-s the marriage urge . . . 
with the bulkhead men leading the pack. 
Harry Bradford and Miss Lucile Jones 
will merge on June 14, everyone wishes 
these "lucky partners" happiness. 

About 100,000 rivets stand between 
Ben Treybig and a trip home to San An- 
tonio. Get in the buggy! John McLeod 
and Don Evers are the newest button 
collectors. Jerry Oaks can sing about 
fifty songs from memory . . . Hank Ar- 
nold builds a glider in his spare time. 


April 30th, Ben Bentsen of the Punch 
Press Dept. became the proud and happy 
father of a 6 lb. baby boy, after getting 
three girls first. 

Says Bennie; "I guess I was just in the 
wrong climate." 

Mrs. Grace Bentsen and Httle Ben are 
doing fine. Congratulations. 


By Joe Roberts 

WE HAVE organized our Softball 
Team now, and are doing very 
well. We have only lost one game in 
about ten played. Are we proud? 

This weather seems to create an ever 
increasing amount of personal business 
passes. Seems funny that with the weath- 
er so warm the fellows would want to get 
out in the sun and get sunburned, how 
about that "Pinky"? Too bad you red- 
heads burn so easily, doesn't seem to 
bother "Chuck" though, the lucky bum. 

Shorty Kurtz is offering a bonus to the 
person submitting the best way to increase 
height, seems he thinks he should be tall 
as well as dark and handsome. 

Reports are that the Love Bug would 
not sting George Stryker in Kansas, but 
it has sure caught him in Southern 
California. George will be married the 
2 1st of next month to a certain lady named 
"Peggy," of San Diego. Al O'Donnell 
and Ray Endicott of this department are 
to be the headmen for the event, in fact 
they have even asked George if he would 
like to come. Good luck, Peggy and 
George, and may all your troubles be 
"little ones." 

In closing may I ask that those reading 
this drivel to please get behind the Con- 
solidated Athletic Association and keep 
boosting it along as well as possible as 
it is for your benefit that they are doing 
all the fine work they are. If you do 
this may I give you all my thanks now. 


By C. E. Farrell 
Among the recent "victims" of Dan'l 
Cupid are Bill Williamson and Dave 
Adams of Surface Controls. Good luck, 
boys, don't get your controls crossed. 


Father — John C. Williams 
Mother — Sandra Marie Williams 
New Daughter — Patricia Ann Williams 
Birth Date— May 11, 1941 
My second girl — so I give up — J.C.W., 
No. 18-4182. 

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By Carter 

WHAT two wing dispatchers met 
where on a Saturday night, not by 
mutual consent and who had the lamest 
excuse. Well Kempff had his brother, 
Charlie, as an excuse, but Paul Fields had 
none, i.e. no excuse. 

Measles Ufer was a little confused last 
week. Coming to work Tuesday covered 
with red dots, it took the wing dispatch- 
ing crew until noon to convince "Measles" 
that he had measles. So "Measles" went 
home at noon and hied himself to a doctor 
who said he had hives. "Measles" return 
to the fold is anticipated. 

The approaching dispatchers' dinner is 
being received with enthusiasm by all 
except our gay lothario Dan "beautiful" 
Clemson. Danny says he can't go because 
of his principles. Close questioning reveals 
very little, but the married men are having 
their innings as their bosses are letting 
them out. 

Colonel Ed Requa is pasting the literary 
gems received from Ted Laven in a scrap 
book. Ed hopes that by showing these 
masterpieces of lyric implication to the 
other leadmen that they too may appreci- 
ate and follow the soporiphic Mr. Laven. 

It is rumored that Leo Kingeneyer's 
Wing boys could do all right if they could 
find a place to hide the "Mad Russian" 
and "Curly" Kimball. "Speedball" Jack 
Zinn of the Production is expected to 
round into shape when he finds the arm 
he lost at Santa Anita. The Hull team 

to date has bsen kept under wraps but 
with their usual galaxy of star athletes and 
foot pads they should do well as usual. 

'Tis sometimes a thing of awe and 
wonder to watch Jack Dietzer crack the 
whip over his ructious material groups 
for example Roy Lazori, Donald Rasputin, 
Tom Spitys, John Buchanan, Ermerson 
Lattie, Edward Boogins, and last but cer- 
tainly not the very least those two efferves- 
cent illiterates Buzz-Tubbs. 

Red, the vanishing Hager, has finally 
succumbed to the bonds of matrimony 
and is now sappily married. Miss Betty 
Bonham was the lucky girl and Lake 
Tahoe served as a fitting substitute for 
Niagara Falls. The ax fell on poor "Red" 
on May 9. A day he will long remember 
(we hope) . 

Pahl Nellis, PBY Bulkhead scrutinizer, 
passed out the proverbial "El Ropas" and 
they were El Ropas, on April 26. Son 
Pahl, Jr., weight 7 lb. and 11 oz. and 
Mother and proud Pa all doing well. It 
is hoped that Pahl will no longer need to 
practice putting three-cornered pants on 
hapless bulkheads, but will practice on 
the real thing. 

Perry Ogden is back with us after a 
bout with pneumonia looking a little 
peaked, but his usual smiling self other- 
wise. Lloyd Bender can now put his feet 
back up on the desk to relax again. Perry 
wishes to express his appreciation for the 
flowers sent by one and all during his 


By Frank Hughes and Myron Olmsted 

THE night shift had a very good turn- 
out for Softball with twenty men 
showing up for practice from which 
Manager Blair Rogers was able to choose 
a good team to uphold the department. 
They showed themselves up nicely by 
beating the Welding dayshift 9 to 17 in 
a practice game, and are really out to 
capture league honors. The regular 


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players now are Paul Ferrara, Gayle Parn, 
Blair Rogers, Art Frietsch, Carlo Costan- 
tino, Woodie Rodgers, Clyde Scully, Paul 
Westerman, Mickey Aguirre, Bud Hicks, 
George Hales and Earl Wium. They'll 
be giving the other teams some good, stiff 

For a vacation that is unusually differ- 
ent. Bob Lang certainly made his'n that 
way. He spent a whole week in Holly- 
wood, dancing every night to the music 
of Glenn Miller's orchestra. If Lang 
doesn't get to work on time June 2, 3, or 
4, we'll know that he is strutting at 
Pacific Square, for on those nights Miller 
will be playing there. 

Instead of getting new cars as is the 
usual custom around here, Roy Shultz 
and Worthy Nash have purchased new 
1941 house trailers that are really up in 
the "class." 

Warren Oakland has been taking it 
easy at home for a couple of weeks with 
the first case of measles that's hit the 
night shift. 

June, 1941 


By David F. Myrick 

APRIL 20, 1941 is a great day in the 
life of Bud Hammack, nose structure 
leadman, for, on that day, a daughter, 
Jeanne Lucile, was born. The mother 
and daughter are doing nicely, but the 
father had to take the day off. Because 
she basks in the sunshine at her Pacific 
Beach home, she gains an ounce a day. 
Also adding to her general well being is 
a blanket given by Martin Chapin and 
Andrew Jackson, the two Ford repre- 
sentatives in the hull department. 

Donald A. Newbery and Juanita Duke, 
an old school chum from Mountain Park, 
Oklahoma, were married at 3:45 A.M. 
on Saturday, May 10, 1941, in Yuma, 
after the ceremony they returned to 
their National City home via Los Angeles 
and Long Beach. 

At the wedding of Warren Wexler 
(woodshop) and Margie Ellen Sweet on 
May 3, the best man and cousin of the 
groom was Duncan Wexler, an enclosure 
riveter. Besides being generally uncom- 
fortable in his tux, Duncan was also 
disappointed because his plan to place his 
auto bombs (whiz-bangs) in the groom's 
car failed when he was unable to locate 
the automobile. 

It seems that in the army hull depart- 
ment there is a natural golfer. At a 
recent tournament Bill Rollins (struct- 
ures) terrified the champions by making 
an excellent showing. Bill has just 
started, and according to all reports, has 
a great future in golf. 

E. T. "Pete" Rader (balcony lay-out) 
is now a father . . . of E. T. Jr. The 
stork and the boy's maternal grandparents 
(coming from Honolulu) had a race, but 
the stork won out, and E. T. Jr. was born 
April 27, 1941, at the Mercy Hospital. 

Vacations and leaves enabled many men 
to travel. Henry Pavlicek (enclosures) 
visited his home in Texas. A friend of 
J. C. McGee (sub-assembly) went to 
"Siberia." Eugene Lubecki (enclosures) 
took a trip by train to his former home 
in Buffalo, and enjoyed seeing many of 
his old friends. Clyde Estey (mating-jig) 
took a motor trip to Boulder Dam, Death 
Valley, fished in the High Sierras near 
Bishop, went on past Lake Tahoe, over 
the Doner Pass to Sacramento and returned 
via the Big Sur highway. The two en- 
closure leadmen, Ray Kendall and Dick 
Greacen went fishing but in different 
places. Ray went to June Lake in the 
High Sierras for his, and Dick took his 
seventeen foot "yacht" out to the Cor- 
onado Islands for his successful trip. 

Ralph Webster of Purchasing was the 
happy father of a seven pound seven ounce 
baby boy, Tuesday, April 29. Young Ralph 
Gordon and his mother are doing very 

OUR ALBUM . . . 
Babies and fishes seem to dominate the pic- 
ture parade this month. 

1. Margo Handley, aged five months, 
daughter of a plant police officer, leads a gay 
life on the Handley rancho. 

2. Popping with pride is the Tool Room's 
"Pop" Poschman ^th arms loaded with grand- 
sons Carl Poschman (left) and Jerry Baer. 

3. A quartet from the sheet metal night 
shift start after denisons of the deep oS 
Coronado. Left to right: Henry Zilz, Joe 
Shields, Guy Maggart and Paul St. Matrin. 

4. Janice Raye Graham, pert and pretty, 
is the 1 8-months old daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. M. G. Graham. He's in the plant fire 

5. This merry little lady is Jacqueline Lee 
Zimmer. She's four months old. 

6. Fish tails. The authors are shown in 
picture No. 3. 

7. Because of Jack Ramsey, Dick Grea- 
cen, Nick Lechien (left to right) the ocean 
lost six of its yello^vtail population. They are 
army hull enclosure men. 

8. This is a tug o' war over a fish. We 
have no information why the little girl is un- 
willing to part with it or why O. Bladow 
■wants it. A "witness to the "argument" is L. 

Ward and behind him is S. Foster. 

9. Pete III, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. 
Doroshevicha is much interested in all the 
activity in the sky. He's nine months old. 

10. These husky youngsters are Thomas 
Patrick (standing), 5, and Herbert Cecil 
Rhodes III, 7, sons of Plant Fireman H. C. 
Rhodes, Jr. 

11. W. J. Ford is the father of the trio 
shown in this picture. They are Colleen, 5. 
Willadene, 19, and William James III, 7. 

12. Exhibiting a good day's work with a 
hook and line in the "water around Henshaw 
is Capt. G. B. Roth of the plant police. 

13. Captain Roth's two young sons ac- 
companied him on the trip and can sho\r a 
string quite as imposing as their dad's. 

14. Pictured here are Mr. and Mrs. F. 
Roush and their five sons. 

15. The girls in the personnel office cele- 
brated Mother's Day -with a mother and 
daughter breakfast at the El Cortez Hotel. 
The group is sho'wn leaving the hotel. 

16. David and Esther are the son and 
daughter of L. M. Munez of the Machine Shop. 

17. Heading for the deep is this boatload 
of Consair fishermen. They are, left to right, 
S. Summers, E. Weber, J. Dargon, D. Bost-w^ick, 
L. Rader, C. Haynes, J. Bryant and L. Kalapp. 


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"Betcha got mad when yuh ran over 
that skunk in the middle of the road?" 
"Mad! Boy, I was incensed!" 

ALWAYS a firm behever in safety first 
.IS Edward Gutkowskie who solemnly 
declares that unless traffic hazards decrease 
he intends to build a plane and fly to and 
from work. 

Speaking of automobiles — not mere 
cars — Mr. Freakley has one of the biggest 
Buicks "afloat"; and brothers I do mean 
BIG. Another just cause for pride is 
Curtis Franklin's new maroon colored La 

Oscar Clark, our new clerk, unmoved 
by all this display of grandeur still peddles 
his bicycle declaring, quote "it's cheaper" 

Now that the bowhng season is closed 
our newly formed softball team wants 
it to be noised around that they are of- 

ficially ready to take on all comers. So 
rival teams speak up. 

A true scientist, Harry Heyenga, is 
compiling first hand facts concerning the 
oft repeated statement that two can Uve 
as cheaply as one. An interested bystander 
is Jimmy Bridges who, if things seem 
favorable, may also make the leap. 

We were all sorry to hear about the 
death of Robert Bertram's father who 
died a few weeks ago in Kansas City. 

Cigars G. E.! Just in case you haven't 
heard G. E. Halls is the proud father 
of a baby girl. 

Also in the news is J. B. Peters whose 
recent marriage left us all gasping. Now 
really, Pete, don't you think you should 
have told? 

Johnny Styn is the proud papa of a 
new boy. We can tell it is his first as he 
passed out the cigars. 

Dick Swanson moved out to the mil- 
itary academy at Pacific Beach. He says 
it is swell all except the bugles. They 
wake him up too early! 

Ed Koehler dreamed that one of his 
horses won a race and then was disquali- 
fied. The judges found out he was just 
getting in from the previous race. 

When Ed got back to work after having 
the measles the boys presented him with 
.^ bottle full of milk, with a nipple on it, 
such as you feed babies. P.S. He drank the 

"Shorty" Hogue is very unhappy. Be- 
tween bonds stamped "No Tools" and 
Red Tags there is just no pleasure left in 
the life of a machinist. 

Sam Salmon just got back from his va- 
cation to the Pacific northwest. Won't 



he ever finish talking about it and mak- 
ing us all jealous? 

Ripley should see Dick Slafter climb 
inside of a wing. If Dick adds any more 
weight they will have to add a man-hole 
cover as standard equipment to the top 
of the PB2Y-2's wings. 

Rudy Schnaubelt was hurrying to work 
when to his dismay one of the tires fizzled. 
In all haste the gang jumped out and 
changed what the)' thought to be the 
flat in record time. When they started out 
it still bumped and they found they had 
changed the wrong tire. Wonder who 
told them? 

Tex Brown has just moved into his new 

C. E. Rose is back on the job after sur- 
viving an auto accident that gave him a 
month's vacation. We're glad to see you 

Mary had a little lamb. 
Some salad and dessert. 
And then she gave the wrong 

The dirty little flirt! 




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Mr. Rice-Ray, Service Representative of 
the Aircraft Accessories Corporation, has 
established his headquarters in the Hy- 
draulic Test Crib located at the North- 
west end of Building No. 1. The Tele- 
phone number of this crib is Extension 

Personnel concerned are requested to 
contact Mr. Rice-Ray whenever trouble is 
encountered with hydraulic equipment. 
Under no circumstances are any Consoli- 
dated employees to attempt to make any 
adjustments or repairs on sealed, or safetied 
hydraulic equipment until the vendor's 
representative has been consulted, and then 
only under his supervision and instruction. 

The close cooperation of all those con- 
cerned is requested in order to eliminate 
future difficulties. 

Jas. L. Kelley, 

Factor)' Manager. 

June, 1941 


A WALKER . . . 

STARTING in 1906, Patrick T. Tienes, 
final assembly electrical department, 
has a long distance record of 210,000 
miles. His fastest record for crossing the 
United States is 77 days. Tienes' first 
cross-country hike was Los Angeles to 
New York City, averaging four miles per 
hour for ^^ days. . . walking an average 
of 9 to 10 hours each day. Since then 
there have been 16 crossings each time over 
a different route. On his last trip, he 
pulled a jinrikisha, Chinese style, with a 
man riding. The complete outfit weighed 
232 pounds. Averaging 5 miles per hour 
and covering 38 5 5 miles, the trip took 90 
days from Los Angeles, by way of Chi- 
cago, Washington, D. C, and Philadelphia, 
to New York City. He weighed 160 
pounds when leaving the Los Angeles 
Examiner Building, and showed a loss of 
28 pounds during the trip. 

During these years of walking, Patrick 
Tienes has appeared on many different 
programs, walking exhibitions, and has 
talked on the radio in the interests of child 
development, health developmnt, athletics, 
etc. He is known to newspapers and the 
public as the "Human Horse" and up to 
the present time has never experienced a 
day's illness and has never found it neces- 
sary to take medicine. 

He is now planning a walk from Los 
Angeles to San Diego to head the North 
San Diego Chamber of Commerce Fiesta 
Parade, June 14. 

Among his records are: Pulling a racing 
sulkey with a man riding one thousand 
miles in 18 '4 days; Mile record of 6 
minutes 42 seconds; And of walking 


Pat Tienes as he was presented -with the 
trophy in Chicago, Illinois, following his 
record-breaking walk from Detroit, a distance 
of 296 miles in 49 hours, 10 minutes, without 
making a stop. His average time was a frac- 
tion less than 6 miles per hour. 

around the bases on a baseball diamond, 
1 5 trips in 8 minutes, 1 5 seconds. This 
is known to be the hardest kind of walking 
due to the sharp turns and loose soil. 
Other records are too numerous to mention 
in this limited space. 

"Athletics are something vital to the 
pleasure, health, and well-being of all of 
us who work for Consolidated. Walking 
is something everyone can participate in," 
is what the long distance walking cham- 
pion has to say about this form of exercise. 


By Bob Clark 

THE "Convertible Club" of the Loft 
has four charter members. These 
proud owners of '41 Convertibles are: 
Harold Bridgett, Jim Stanley, Tony Mock- 
aitis, and Ernie Kotnik. 

The "Izaak Waltons" of the loft have 
been rather successful in their recent trips 
to the local streams and lakes. Pete Mais 
and the Hall boys, Bill and Chuck, have 
each returned with several fine catches. 
The snapshots of the catch are not phoney 

Miss Kay Agrelius of Denver and Bill 
Monson will say "I Do" on June 14. 
The ceremony will take place at Glen- 
Abbey, the Church of the Roses, near 

"Pilot," said the timid female passen- 
ger "what do we do if we are in the air 
and the engine fails?" 

"Open parachute and drop." 
"Suppose the parachute fails?" 
"Flap your arms and say 'I'm a dicky 
bird.' " 


Last month the Consolidated neglected 
to mention that Frank Sheltz, Final 
Assembly inspector, was piloting, and 
Bennie Thrash made the jump from the 
old bi-plane used in illustrating the article, 
"AVIATJOTSI . . . Since 1909 B.C." Frank 
Sheltz has promised Consolidator readers a 
story concerning this and other stunts he 
and his troupe performed in the early barn- 
storming days of flight. 

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Evelyn Parkins and Frank McCachern 
will be especially interested to know that 
Jess Brown has moved into a new house 
at 3 524 43rd St. It seems that on Tues- 
day, May 6 when Grace and Jess had their 
big housewarming, Evelyn and Frank 
spent most of the evening searching up 
and down on 33 rd Street — "It says here" 
— The only one who didn't come to work 
the next day was Julia, and she wasn't 
even at the party. Russ Gaughen, who by 
the time you read this, will be a lost soul 
as far as the bachelors are concerned was 
housewarming in a big way along with 
Martin "Pancho" Gallagher, Ed "Cow- 
boy" Kellogg, Ralph Jacobs, Grace Koenig 
and Bill DeHoff, Andy Minella from en- 
gineering, Sam and Mrs. Rank, Paul and 
"Mother" Margaret Gaughen, Everett D. 
Brown and delightful Patsy Conners, Bert 
Gimber ("Solo," cause Libby's away), Ed 
Borgens, Owen Stockton, John "Amigo" 
Lockwood, Eddie Rouse from accounting, 
and Pete Hill from Sheet dept. I have to 
admit that most of the above was gained 
by proxy cause I wasn't there. I had to 
do my "Warming" the next night. 

It was so hot in planning the other day 
that Evelyn Parkins brought her bathing 
suit to work, but shucks, we didn't even 
get a preview. Bill Behrendt was a deep 



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By Jack Gott 

sea diver for three years, and in the sub- 
marine service for four years, but now it 
seems he has changed his directions; he 
has been doing some high flying — in the 
direction of Point Loma. 

"Joe" Everett Dean Brown (not claim- 
ing any relation to Jess) is one of our 
new members, however he is not new 
to ye editor. It seems that we used to be 
under the illusion that Joe's frequent ap- 
pearance on Arnold Street was due to 
Jess living there, but now Jess has moved 
away, and Joe can still be seen roaring up 
and down the street. . . . Could be ro- 
mance or something ? ? ? The other new 
additions to the dept. since we last went 
to press are Art B. Warner, formerly of 
Finished Stock, Clyde Alfred and Donald 

Leith Maclver plans to use an alarm 
clock the next time he calls his girl in 
Boise, Idaho. He intended to talk for three 
minutes, but those dollars really rolled out 
when he discovered he had been talking 
for almost ten minutes. — And then there 
was the one about the dispatcher who be- 
came peeved because the gal in the Blue- 
print Dept. wouldn't give him a print 
on a dash number. 

On May 13 Ralph Jacobs, Dan Clinger 
and Frank Robbins went out to La Jolla 
after work and had 3 nice abalones be- 
fore sundown . . . that seems to over- 
shadow the record that Reed, Bouton, 
Parkins, Maclver and Booth brought back 
from Ensenada a couple of months ago. 
Incidentally, Leith Maclver will have to 
slow up on his dates since he bought a new 
Chevrolet Coupe ... or will he ? ? ? 

In closing, we would like to wish Russ 
and Margaret Gaughen the best in luck 
and happiness, and we hope they get as 
much pleasure from the Electric Mix- 
Master set and the Waffle baker as the 
gang did in giving them. 

Who has a sun-dial — Pete "Track 
Star" Shea will never trust his watch 
again. The other day he glanced at it 
and noticed it was five minutes to seven 
— forgetting his breakfast, he ran madly 
over fences, through alleys and vacant 
lots. Arriving at the plant fifteen minutes 
later he discovered his mistake It was 
still only ten after six. 

Congratulations to L. W. McVeety, 
riveter, for his fine record. Mr. McVeety 
is a veteran, 54 years old, he has a bad 
leg which he has to stand on all day while 
working, yet he has never been late or 
absent during the year he has been working 
at ComoUdateJ. 

"I don't often eat such a sumptuous 
dinner as I've had today," complimented 
the important guest. 

And the small son of the family piped 
up: "We don't either." 

June, 1941 



By Bob Harshatf 

MESSRS. Chas. Pogerel, L. G. Mc- 
Giffin, R. P. Robbins, Russ Shumate, 
and their wives were recent guests of Mr. 
and Mrs. Bruce Robbins at a combination 
paper party and housewarming in a new 
home, high on top of Grossmont. The 
boys presented Bruce and his wife with a 
beautiful onyx base smoking stand and a 
china condiment set. A good time with 
lots of laughs was enjoyed by every one. 

Ray Parker it seems took his vacation 
at Arvin, Calif., when a Glider meet was 
held (April 13 to 20th). This ingenious 
model builder brought home fifth prize. 

Frankie Fellows took off on his vacation 
for San Francisco. Just to see some old 
school friends — Eh, Frankie? 

Bruce Robbins and Chas. Pogerel have 
turned out to be farmers with amazing 
results. Planting radishes and reaping a 
crop of snails and slugs! 

Bob Hall will be leaving in a couple of 
weeks for New York to pick up his bride- 
to-be, whom he hasn't seen for two years. 
He plans on making his home here and 
continuing his work here at Consair. 

Some people can't make up their minds 
whether to buy a new car or get married. 
Well Warren Wexler, Jensen's chief poli- 
tician, did both. Wexler was back at 
work on Tuesday after a short honeymoon 
in Los Angeles. Best of luck and happiness 
from all the lads. 

L. Turrentine from Jack's gang was 
recently presented with an 8 lb., 9 oz. 
baby boy. Turrentine says his luck is still 
good. Pride runs high in this family. 

We express our sympathy for the many 
fellows who have acquired sunburn of 
late. Let this be a lesson to you. Stay 
home in bed Sundays and save your energy 
for Monday. 

Harry Walters has been off sick for some 
time. We have missed you, Harry, so 
hurry up and get well. 

We are glad to have Pepper back 
although his foot hasn't healed yet, he's 
here and that is half the battle. 

We are glad to see Freddie Briggs back 
on the job again. Freddie has been with 
the Frye Aircraft Company in Kansas 
City the past year. 

Mrs. Kruthap wishes to express her 
gratitude to those who have remembered 
her during her long illness. The beautiful 
flowers, snappy letters, postals, etc., were 
greatly appreciated. 





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ON SUNDAY, May 11, the stringer 
gang took off for deep sea fishing, on 
a boat owned by Lon Kalapp. The day 
was ideal, the fish were hitting, every one 
on board was catching several barracuda, 
and as several of the boys had never been 
on the ocean before, they were thrilled 
with their catch. 

Those aboard were (Captain) Lon 
Kalapp, Jack Bryant, Larry Rader, Lloyd 
Ward, Dick Bostwick, Charlie Haynes, 
Jim Dargan (who almost got seasick). 
Red Foster and Jimmie Lee. Bladow 
should have been. 

A man is the creature who looks into 
the tailor's triple-view mirror to see how 
the coat sets around the neck, and says, 
"Boy! Do I need a haircut!" 



We engaged a section of Loges at Pacific 
Square to enjoy dancing to the music of 
Phil Harris's Orchestra at his recent ap- 
pearance. The whole gang was present 
and everyone had a swell time including 
Jim Dargan who had the bartender refuse 
to sell him anything because of his youth- 
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certain that the entire tract could be 
secured, and that ownership would not 
be clouded by imperfect title to some small 

TTie location of the Parts Plant was 
selected because of its nearness and acces- 
sibility to the Home Plant, and when com- 
pleted, will be connected to the Home 
Plant by a private road for transportation 
of parts to be used in assembly. This road 
will parallel Pacific Highway on the west 
side and will cross the highway over a 
vehicular bridge in the vicinity of With- 
erby Street, entering the Parts Plant prop- 
erty at the north and making it unneces- 
sary for parts trucks traveling between 
the two plants, to enter or leave the heavy 
stream of traffic on the highway. Pedes- 
trian overpasses are now being planned 
for both the Home Plant and Parts Plant, 
connecting each plant with its parking 
lot and providing Ccmsohdafed's employees 
safe passage across the busy highway. 

Q. "Why do radio announcers have small 

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(Concluded from page 10) 

I remember talking to a workman in an airplane 
factory in England. He said: "The old days are 
over, (and perhaps they have been long since over) 
when people in this country talk or think about 
the British Empire where the sun never sets. We 
have long since ceased bothering about the sun's 
never setting. But we are going to change forever 
a world where there are thousands of back alleys, 
where the sun never shines." 

With Canada, Australia, South Africa, New 
Zealand, and the other free peoples by their side, 
the British will fight to the end, no matter what 
may be the odds. Have no doubt about that. 

Perhaps some of you read about the service on 
Good Friday in what was once, still is, and yet 
again shall be Coventry Cathedral. Instead of a 
pulpit, the Bishop used a stone which had been 
blasted from the walls. Instead of the great organ, 
which had been smashed to bits, the Salvation 
Army band played amid the fragments of the 

The last words the Bishop spoke were these: "It 
matters not when we die, it only matters how." 
This is the spirit of the British peoples. You know 
that they know how to die. By ourselves we will 
never surrender. With your help, so generously 
promised, and so freely given, we cannot lose. 

In Canada, some sixty thousand young men. 
this year will have enrolled in our great Common- 
wealth Air Training Plan. Amongst these young 
men are French-speaking Canadians, English- 
speaking Canadians, Englishmen, Welshmen, Scots- 
men, Irishmen, New-foundlanders, Rhodesians, 
Australians, New Zealanders men of British blood 
from the Argentine, Free Frenchmen from Tahiti. 
Norwegians, Belgians, Poles, and thousands of 
young Americans, who have offered their grand 
and glowing youth for the grandest of all causes. 

To equip that force, and to keep aloft in the 

skies of battle the men of the Royal Air Force, 
and of the Royal Canadian Air Force, you men 
are working, day and night. Working with you are 
millions of workers in England, hundreds of thou- 
sands of workers in Canada, who know what the 
victory of tyranny will mean for them and their 

If I bring to you a message of confidence from 
the men on the battle lines, I can take back to 
them a message of renewed hope, now that I have 
seen what you are doing, and the spirit in which 
you are doing it. For everything which you have 
done, for all that you are doing, and all that you 
will do, in the name of the airmen of freedom — 
of the most gallant youth which this world has 
even seen, I thank you. 

In Canada today every plane that can be built, 
every ship that can be launched, every bushel of 
food that can be transported, every man who can 
be equipped and trained to fight on sea, in the 
air, or. if necessary, on land, is pledged on the 
honor of a nation that has never broken its word. 
We will never let freedom down. And I know, and 
my comrades know, that you will never let us 

If I were Adolph Hitler, (and thank God I am 
not) I would think long and deeply as I gazed 
into the future. For I would know that no cause 
can succeed If it is condemned in the hearts of 
the great-hearted people of the United States; and 
I would know that the cause of tyranny must 
fail if the inventive genius, the organizing ability, 
and the passion for work, which are the glory 
of this Republic, are marshalled behind the legions 
of free men. 

My friends, there is a new world order coming. 
In it the voice of the common man will determine 
the destiny of a freer and juster world. In it the 
voice of the superman will be stilled forever. 

May each one of you find pride and happiness 
in the knowledge that your strong hands, your 
clear eyes, and your steadfast hearts, have brought 
your fellow-workers in the cause of liberty and 
justice closer to victory and peace. 

Q — Are the new airplane plants being 
erected in this country designed for 
protection against air attack? 

A — Ye$. These plants are wind owl ess 
and lack skylights. Units are spaced to 
offer maximum protection from bomb 
fragments. Oily gasoline^ strategic mater- 
ials and utilities are housed in subterranean 

Q — What is service ceiling? 
A — The altitude above sea level at 
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Q — What is the world's airplane speed 
record for women? 

A — 292.271 miles per hour, estab- 
lished by Jacqueline Cochran, American 
aiiatrix, on Sept. 1, 1937, in a Seiersky 

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William H. Reiser 


Volume 6 



WHO'S "in the money" — the but- 
cher, the baker or the airplane 
maker? This question is answered by "San 
Diego Business," pubKshed by the San Di- 
ego Chamber of Commerce, and shows 
that the average earnings of Consolidated 
Aircraft hourly employees is well above 
the average wage payments in other bran- 
ches of business in this city. The figures 
compiled are based on the 1940 census of 

The average earnings of Consolidated 
hourly employees for 1940 was $1,515. 
It is evident that prosperity appears around 
every corner of this vast plant when this 
figure is set against wage payments in 
other San Diego business enterprises. 

The census shows that new automobile 
stores were second to Consolidated with 
yearly wage payments averaging $1,430. 
Others in the higher brackets include 
furniture stores with $1,350, shoe stores 
with $1,170, jewelry stores with $1,150, 
clothing stores $1,100 and laundries with 

The average annual wage payments for 
all service plants was $720 as against $88 5 
for retail stores. 

The complete list of businesses and an- 
nual wage payments as released by "San 
Diego Business" follows: 

Grocery Stores $ 68S.00 

Department Stores 1230.00 

Clothing Stores 1100.00 

Shoe Stores 1170.00 

Furniture Stores 13 50.00 

New Auto Stores 1430.00 

Filling Stations 640.00 

Hardware Stores 720.00 

Restaurants 645.00 

Bars 845.00 

Drug Stores 830.00 

Jewelry Stores 1150.00 

Florist Stores 545.00 

Laundries 1035.00 

Parking Lots 5 80.00 

Average Annual Wages 

for Service Plants 720.00 

Average Annual Wages 

for Retail Stores 885.00 


"Chanute" Consolidators! We want to 
remind all of you from Chanute, Kansas, 
and vicinity that our picnic will be held 
Sunday, August 3 in Balboa Park. Sixth 
and Quince Streets will be the meeting 
place. Robert W. Rogers, 315-10. 

July, 1941 



Director Plant Protection 


Effective 20 June 1941, Mr. George J. 
Newman became Factory Manager for the 
new Consolidated Aircraft Parts Plant in 
San Diego. Mr. Newman will select the 
necessary personnel to make up the or- 
ganization, and after consulting with Mr. 
J. L. Kelley, Factory Manager for the 
Home Plant, will report direct to Mr. I. 
M. Laddon, Vice President in charge of 
Engineering and Works. 

R. H. FLEET, Manager. 



ARMY bombers and Naval patrol 
. planes worth a total of $10,450,000 
were delivered by Consolidated during the 
month of May, breaking all previous pro- 
duction records, Major R. H. Fleet, re- 
vealed today. 

The May production included B-24 
four-motored, long-range land bombers 
for the U. S. and Great Britain, PBY 
and "Catalina" Naval patrol planes for 
the R.A.F. and the U. S. Navy; and 
PB2Y-2's, built exclusively for the Navy. 

The one-month production total estab- 
lished in May surpassed the total pro- 
duction of the company for the entire 
year of 1940 and its total for the first 
quarter of 1941. During 1940 Consoli- 
dated planes worth a total of $9,349,5 50 
were delivered. 

A recent Army order for $226,000,000 
worth of supercharged high-altitude 
bombers of the B-24 type brought the 
Consolidated backlog of orders to $68 5,- 
000,000, an all time high. The Army 
order was the largest single order for 
aircraft ever placed. The Consolidated 
backlog has more than doubled since 
January, 1941. 

Number 7 


STARTING Monday, June 23, 1941, 
the Mail Department took advantage 
of the Post Office ruling that all undue 
amounts of advertising material (circu- 
lars received in quantity, etc.) may be 
returned to the sender instead of being 
dehvered to employees whose only address 
is given as Consolidated Aircraft Cor- 

This step was found necessary because 
of the increasing amount of advertising 
material that is being addressed to em- 
ployees in care of the company. Gen- 
erally, when a piece of mail is received 
addressed to an employee, inquiry must 
be made at the Personnel Department to 
determine the department, shift, and 
building in which the employee works. 
In most cases, the employee looks at the 
advertisement casually and throws it in 
the waste basket. 

As heretofore, every effort will be 
made to deliver personal mail addressed 
to employees for a reasonable period after 
new employees commence work. However, 
this service cannot be continued indefin- 
itely and each employee should establish 
a mailing address as soon as practicable. 
Employees should put the name of the 
addressee and the department in which 
the addressee is employed on all inter-office 
mail. At present, considerable delay oc- 
curs because the mail clerks must go to the 
alphabetical index of employees in order 
to locate the addressee. 

In most instances, it is preferable to 
address the mail to the department instead 
of to individual employees. This is par- 
ticularly true where the duties of the em- 
ployees are changed from time to time. 

Where there are several sections of one 
department, the mail should be addressed 
to the particular section in which the ad- 
dressee is employed. The following shows 
the manner in which mail directed to an 
individual should be addressed: 
John Doe, Loft 
Bill Smith, Engineering 
Richard Roe, Finished Parts 
Sam Doaks, Navy Office 
James Poe, Personnel 
Mail addressed to department heads 
need not be identified with the name of 
the department. 

All communications should be addressed to the CONSOLIDATOR, c/o CONSOLIDATED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION, Lindbergh Field, San Diego, Californio. 
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By Virginia Garland 

BILL Larimer has just returned after 
three months of interviewing in chil- 
ly Chicago, and it's really swell to have 
him around again just abeamin' and 
awhistlin' the way he always does. 

Welcome back, Bill Larimer, 

We don't know what you left us far! 

Uncle Bill Gilchrist is back with us 
again too, but he hasn't been interview- 
ing. Poor Mr. G. had quite a long siege 
of the flu. If all the people upon whom 
he has called in his capacity as Welfare 
Director, could have reciprocated, he 
would have had to rent the City Stadium 
to accommodate them all. 

Lucile Fleming has been in a very merry 
mood since her vacation at Lake Arrow- 
head. She had a marvelous time, we know, 
but how can she be so happy when she 
has 3 34 days to wait before she gets an- 
other vacation? We don't get it! 

Mrs. George Schroer, nee Irene Jenkins 
of this office, has left for Texas with her 
hubby for a very indefinite stay. (Darn 
it all.) We bribed her landlady one eve- 
ning so she would let us in Irene's apart- 
ment to wait and surprise her with a 
shower. All twenty-five of us almost came 
to blows trying to keep each other quiet 
and the Hghts OUT so Irene wouldn't 
suspect a thing. Everything worked out 
perfectly, and our big surprise fell flat 
only when Irene confessed she had eloped 
three days before. It was so ultra, ultra 

romantic that we forgave the happy couple 
for turning the tables on us and are tak- 
ing our wrath out on Gracie Hamill who 
had been in on both secrets all the time. 
Besides our personal shower, the girls 
gave Irene a silver cream and sugar set, 
and the night girls donated a silver com- 

Lee Mitchell, plant policeman of long 
standing, has been very ill and away from 
us for ages, but the girls in this depart- 
ment are continually asking for him and 
are anxious to see him again. Just to show 
""Mitch" he is not forgotten by a long 
shot, we got together and fixed up a "let- 
ter" to remind him of us. 

Please don't anyone bother Bernice 
O'Connell for a match. Where she puts 
'em, it's hard to get 'em. Our little cutie 
pie, Cleopatra (Pat) Corp has the flu. All 
we Signer Uppers will be mighty glad to 
see her get well 'cause we like having her 
around. Alice Spies had a birthday and 
is now a year older than she was last year 
at this time. (Sorry folks, but she cen- 
sored me.) Mr. Batchelder had to go and 
get the mumps — one on each side. Will 
he take a ribbing when he returns — and 
Norma Buell better disappear after send- 
ing him a jar of pickles! Gene Rhoda 
bought a snappy convertible coupe, but it 
sure was hard to start without a battery! 
Six of us are planning to spend our Fourth 
of July holiday at Catalina Island. 


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I04l-fIfTH tlVE. I 


TRiSNKLm 4i44 


By Kathleen Flowers 

THE Purchasing and Planning De- 
partments are gradually getting set- 
tled in their new offices up at Gate No. 2 — 
and the girls left down in the other build- 
ing say it is so peaceful now. Gosh, do all 
the chatterboxes work in Purchasing and 

Norma Haugard is now running a free 
jitney bus service. She took several girls 
down town one noon, and picked them 
up at various corners on the way back. 
She looked in the back seat to make sure 
all her passengers were there — and dis- 
covered a stranger in their midst, who 
said she'd get out three blocks down the 
street! Well, guess it did look like a free 
jitney bus with all the other girls piling in. 

If Grace Koenig fails to answer your 
question or goes by without a sign of 
recognition — just chalk it up to that big 
event on July 12. Wonder how Bill's 
holding up? 

So Mary Eleanor Meredith is going on 
another of her little jaunts. This one will 
take her to Honolulu — lucky gal. We all 
hope you have an elegant trip and that you 
bring back lots of memories to remem- 
ber. (Also, some nice looking islanders 
if you think of it) . 

Eileen Hunter's wedgies remind you of 
zebras until you get used to them. (But 
we put our o. k. on them so she can wear 
them now if she wants to.) 

Louise Girodon's red cellophane hat has 
caused quite a sensation among us. It is 
plenty cute. 

Don't let that ""California" tan of 
Evelyn Kells' fool you. She spent the Mem- 
orial Day holidays in Mexico and came 
back with a strange accent and a good 
tan. What has the Mexican sun got that 
ours hasn't? 

We offer best wishes to Veronica and 
Larry Chambers, our most recent newly- 

If a certain Don Rasmussen doesn't 
stop calling a certain Mrs. Flowers '"Pe- 
tunias" .... 

Gladys Crawford enjoyed a recent va- 
cation in Oregon — lucky gal. 

Bert Johnson has finally discarded the 
page-boy hairdo and has taken on a ver^' 
becoming style with lotsa curls. 

The man with the most decided opin- 
ions has usually had the least experience. 

Learn to Donee Well 

special Private lesson Rates in Ballroom Dancinc 
^ LESSONS ^">"^ 

Consair Club CIoss Lessons, including one 
hour lesson ond I'j hour Practice Dancing 
only 50c. Wed., 8 to 10:30 P.M. 
Classes forming for Children ond Adults in 
All Types of Dancing. Rates in Reoch of AH 


1039 7>h Ave. F. 5750 & 1740 Upas. J. 945S 

July, 1941 


THE Luscombe, which was in repair 
for sometime, is back at the field 
and many fellows are busy checking 
out in it. 

Cliff Peel has just returned from a 
three week trip to New York, his home- 
town. Must have been a hot trip! He 
burned up a car going back. 

Melvin "Knut" Knutsen, our old 
standby, furnished us with a tractor, and 
the boys have been grading the runway. 
We now have it in fine shape. "Drop 
in and see us sometime, you aviation 

"Wild Bill" Travis, our O. M., who has 
been having trouble with one of his eyes, 
now has two good eyes to watch the 
boys with. 

Recent members to make their first 
solo flight are, Noel of sheet metal, and 
Bob Roumaine of Final Assembly. 

"Poncho," Mr. and Mrs. Travis' dog, 
and the Club's "watchdog," died last week 
of pneumonia. We sure do miss having 
him around. 

Davy Davidson of PBY Inspection, is 
flashing a new camera around. "Look 
pretty Boys and Girls!" 

Old shoes and rice will soon be in 
order for Bill DeHoff of Machine Shop. 
He will soon be taking duel instructions 
from the future Mrs. De Hoff. 

Pat Dowling of Dept. 10 has just re- 
ceived his 2 S. Rating. Nice going, Pat. 

Herbie Ruiz, final assembly, nite shift, 
hasn't been to the field in so long that 
he had to use a compass to get here. 
He forgot his compass — I wonder how 
he got home? 

Everyone is cordially invited to visit 
the San Diego Flying Club at any time. 


By Magiiire 

tET'S drive out Highway 80 for forty Ranger, and build a little fire 
.> miles and turn north at Descanso gather around and sing — try 

Junction. What will you find. Moun- 
tains? Yes! Mountains and trees and 
lakes and little streams, all the beauties of 
nature. It's green and fresh and quiet. 
There is a place for you to throw a fishing 
line, the wife to cook. Grandma can knit 
in the shade of a pine and the kids can go 
exploring. There are camp cottages or 
room to pitch a tent. Take your trip in 
easy stages. From Descanso north two 
miles to Hulburd Grove — then Cuyamaca 
Ranger Station, Cuyamaca Lake and Jul- 
ian. Stop once every fiteen miles and every- 
one get out, walk a hundred yards and 
pick up three rocks and knock a can off a 
post. Laugh and laugh loud enough that 
you get an echo — call to each other and 
make the hills ring (and make it real). 
Watch the sunset from a high cliff. Eve- 
ning comes, get permission from a Forest 

Old Black 

Joe" and two to one you'll end up with 
"There's A Long Long Trail." Lie on 
your back and look up at the stars, count 
twenty stars and for sure you'll be telling 
everyone to "look at the Dipper" and it's 
probably "Orion's Belt" but look just the 

Nature has given you an awful lot to 
see if you'll just take the time. It's a 
pretty large Macrocosm (I think that 
means Universe) and if you see in that 
hundred mile trip all there is to see, you're 
doing good. The Chamber of Commerce, 
the Auto Clubs, the local Police will give 
you minute directions. You don't have to 
go very far or spend very much to enjoy 
the free things of life. 

Try this for a Safe and Sane Fourth. 
Remember, it's the U. S. Independence Day 
— so be independent. 


By Garrett and Allen 

for the following three couples who 
"went and did it:" Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs, 
Mr. and Mrs. Crosthwaite and Mr. and 
Mrs. Roberts. How somever, "Mike," as 
a just penalty for the negligent man- 
ner in which you reported this happy 

event (nearly 10 months late folks!) con- 
sider yourself duly chastised, Leonard 

Marsden Schwedler, a very thorough 
gentleman at best, came through in the 
usual efficient style by not only buying 
a new house but a big six-shooter to 
guard his new possession. 

TJjff Friendli) J[Q^ Dru.g Stores. 
820 West Washington at Goldfinch 



vi.sual problems, 
deficiencies, light 
nd glare aralysis. 

Budget paymenit arranged 

DR. B.F. SHERMAN, O.D.Tra™™ 

Suite 1124 Bank of America Building 
Phone F. 1853 for Appointment 


THIS question comes from the 
Welfare Department. On sev- 
eral occasions we have asked to have 
your new address, but now we are 
asking, please, please, be sure and 
give your change of address to your 
department clerk and have him noti- 
fy Personnel. 

The importance of having the 
right address was never so forcibly 
brought to our attention as of June 
2 when the bomber crashed, and so 
many minutes were lost in locating 
the wife of the injured man in Cor- 
onado Hospital. If you can picture 
the man calling for his wife and a 
search being made for her, you can, 
I hope see the importance of giving 
your correct address. 
\V. C. Gilchrist, Welfare Director. 


The CONSOLIDATOR office has had 
several inquiries about a Consolidated 
Camera Club. The only thing we would 
pass on to our questioners was that we had 
heard vague rumors that such a club ex- 
isted but had nothing as to the where, 
when and why of its activities. We 
thought it was about time to pursue the 
matter and see if such an organization was 
hiding its light in a darkroom. 

There is not now a Camera Club at 
Consolidated but an effort is being made 
to start one. Those behind the movement 
believe there is a sufficient number of 
camera clickers in the plant who would be 
anxious to form a group for the purpose 
of exchanging ideas and exhibiting pic- 

In addition to its other activities it is 
believed that a Camera Club could also 
serve as a clearing house for members hav- 
ing equipment to sell or exchange. 

The plant Welfare Department is will- 
ing to cooperate with camera workers and 
will try to arrange a meeting place if em- 
ployees show sufficient interest. If you 
are a camera fan and would like to meet 
with such a group, leave your name at the 
Welfare Department. 

A brand new, bouncing baby girl is 
now the center of attraction in the John 
Bender household. 





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Singles $4.25 Doubles.... $6.00 

Innersprings . . . Room Service 



AT a recent meeting in the local 
. union hall, Major R. H. Fleet and 
officials of the A.F.L. Machinists' union 
signed a two-year agreement which bans 
strikes or stoppage, for any cause, of 
national defense work in the Consoli- 
dated plant. 

When it became apparent that the 
agreement would be approved word was 
sent to Major Fleet inviting him to the 
hall. He accepted and was accompanied 
by Mrs. Fleet, James L. Kelley, factory 
manager; and Mrs. Kelley, J. H. Water- 
bury, personnel director; and Mrs. Water- 
bury and Herman Wiseman, assistant per- 
' sonnel director. In the picture included 
with this story Mrs. Kelley and Mrs. 
Waterbury are with Major Fleet as he 
signs the agreement. Behind the trio at 
the table is W. J. Chudleigh, president of 
the local union and one of those who signed 
for the union bargaining agency. 

Included in the terms of the agreement 
was an immediate wage increase for 14,500 
Consolidated employees and will total 
$3,28 5,600 a year. A further allocation. 

Left to right: Mrs. James L. Kelley, Maj. R. 
H. Fleet and Mrs. James H. Waterbury, W. J. 
Chudleigh is standing. 

covering two-thirds of the employees and 
to be distributed twice yearly, accounts 
for another $3,756,038 increase. 

Each and every employee of Consol- 
idated will be furnished a complete copy 
of the new Labor Contract as soon as it 
is received from the printers. 

Cheers and applause greeted Major Fleet 
when he addressed the meeting after the 
pact was signed. He said; 

"The approval of the new contract is 
further proof that all of us at Consolidated 
have joined hands in a determined effort 
to complete the tremendous job that faces 

"I am certain that I speak for my 
16,5 00 fellow-workers when I say that 
we are all proud of the fact that our ne- 
gotiations were completed without the 
loss of a single hour of valuable national 
defense time. 

"This was possible because, aside from 
wages and hours and other technicalities 
involved, all of us are working to pro- 
tect and defend the same thing — the 
American way of life." 


PURSUANT TO I. M. Laddon's mem- 
orandum of March 28, 1941 and sup- 
plement of April 10, 1941, the following 
reorganization of the Material Department 
has been made. 

H. G. Golem becomes Assistant Mater- 
ial Supervisor and for the present will pay 
particular attention to the organization 
of the Purchasing Department, and the 
Follow Up and Traffic Department. In the 
absence of the Material Supervisor, Mr. 
Golem will act in that capacity. 

A. S. Nelson becomes Purchasing Agent 
and assumes full responsibility for all pur- 
chasing activities. All correspondence or- 
iginating in, or referred to, other depart- 
ments for reply should now be written for 
his signature or that of the buyer handling 
the item. 

M. E. Taylor becomes Traffic Manager 
and Procurement Follow Up Supervisor in 
charge of all traffic and procurement fol- 
low up. F. R. Field becomes Assistant Traf- 
fic Manager. 


IMMEDIATELY following the signing 
of a new union contract, the Con- 
solidated Accounting Department under 
the personal supervision of Major R. H. 
Fleet, worked day and night to adjust the 
rate cards. The new agreement provided 
immediate increases in pay for 14,500 
hourly-paid employees. A three-shift stafF 
of between 50 and 75 accountants ad- 
justed the rate cards within 36 hours 
after the signing of the agreement. 

With the adjustment carried out so 
speedily it was possible for the 6,000 
workers on the Saturday shifts to begin 
under the new terms. First paychecks 
including the new 5-cent-an-hour raise 
(plus night bonuses) were received by 
workers June 27. Employees normally 
receive their checks one week after the 
close of the pay week. The extra time 
is required to compute the payroll. 

A survey of benefits received by or- 
ganized labor at Consolidated during the 
past few years shows that the minimum 
wage has risen from 40 cents to 5 5 cents 
and that the average income per worker 
has increased from $27 a week to $45 
a week. 

Major Fleet, who has personally car- 
ried on all negotiations with labor for 
the past five years, announced the first 
bonus for night shift workers in 1938 
when they were granted 5 cents an hour 
extra. Today the bonus is 8 cents an 
hour which is reportedly higher than the 
night shift bonus paid by any other 
aircraft company. .. 

Consolidated's worker vacation policy 
is more liberal than the average company 
policy on this point. The 12 days allotted 
to each worker as vacation or sick leave 
can be used as the worker wishes as 
long as it is approved by production 

E. H. Jones becomes Material Control 
Supervisor in charge of the Order, Re- 
ceiving, R