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This Ytiletide Season givss us t^- -vv 
out the yeas* Injst do not vary oft&r. t,t. 
Ryan ' • " Ms f - 

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re ox jo^j iiapp 

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:!R es}3re3sion, therefci 

■33 th€ 

;.niJii.LJCj.v:os and the: 

^w>iIX-i-ii>^<i»'-ri^W •', 

new era of happ:In©ss ditf.lj,-2g 
to you all. 

HhQ Holiday Season hv: 

to Bind the pleasant S3= 


.1 a coai= 

happiiioss durin 

iiiUii^ iiUr^J^^ja^Xi^iUiaiX 

Li-^i.,.^^, .,-,-; L 

We grew v.'.-)o fast these bwsy da^rg? No 

lev 3 go thrc~ ., call 

of tr j^ I 

hope . this lasssags 

WCl '■■■C'Vf 

'9 good Blahes lor 

The cooperation of every -awployee :■ ; 
deeply appreci': ,ad at th:Ls He 

Season we want ..^ ^... : ,.•.-.,,,-•,.-„ 

that .feeling c Khat v, 

look back at this titna ■. 

tha product of ' '-^ -^ 

Year* So on v»:i- 

comirig year bring each of you 

good hec."?:'''- ■:■'-■'' ■-•-••■-••'■"■- 


the va 

.33ue; yeas 1 

al Foreman '■^^ ^ <^ 

:lcv J;, iferco:^ Bill K;?^mer --en exprr 

■ C Ci. i\ 

lia ;;aST urn-- adv-rtising^socv 

" ■ ?t of •■ 

;XAGS ^^'- '-'higr, and lo'd; 

F 3bruar7 (date will hz: announced : ''^E 

— -38 are pu — - - - STAG - - - ^^ •^.o get ov 

:? of bsir publf.cation first 

, a r.pagh't;tti 

,.ji^! ,. -here will;, be :; gre^^u - - - - - ~ — 

■r f }-,e' ,r» th<-' i^i^r-t'i' p.-i dsfinite promises as to .lust hov; oi 

""" '•' ■■ "11 be i" ■ " ■ 

lot at gU u 

and he vdii >s 

fi Q^ Qy .'i:' -J- .1- > sort oj. a p:" 

-yi. . -iny monay 
after h?=? been so, you? Jem r±r:: 

2 are cf 'a ill into t ' 
^"urther ' aotioxs. ■ ^.-j,-- 

c. issue cf our i : theet, v.e C; 

rteir v::-^ -^ ■-'- :^f one of •^^'■= 

Sii\Pl rtr/- a lav 

oion for fieliverif 1,0 the miiitar'y j^ 

ou v/iLl find thi^ r,r^v.t c- ■u:^'*".alO'= for 
3 ^ii3t the f:l 

Kl{\ii a;IPLOXEES 




Here it xs ...... ^,-_.^i>„ .-i ,.,i.ijer published by 

Ryan PIjRploy'-es, for Hy<-in Smplo/eiiSc Pi-cir. 
time to tims there vdll ba many, miny things 
f=f p€5rsonal intei-esic ■•io all of us, We are 
oijic to feature .'ict laities of all kinds, 
ances, various pai'ties, and general at.hlstic 
.ctivitiea » 

In the paper^ as the weeks "^,0 by, you will 
Ind infceresting pei'sonal ;' ntis with 

3cple in v.'hOiX. v.e all ore :,.,ic..:i -atedj a 
istory of the Ryun .veronautical. CompoDy — 
•hixt it has done, and vvhat it is going to do, 
A'lere will be an Old Tiiaers Column where you 
,111 read about thiar^s i-hit happened in 
aviation before rnoat 2 able to 

"ealize v.hat the 'r.or.i ;. -.; -ij "etaily rriSiXit, 

-•^11 in all, ieLloA'o, ti;2 :;aper v;iJ2 be a 
;3nerid. neans of iriforrcation, of things that 
'] -^" us v-.ill be anxious to -;-■■■■ '^om tiisj to 
V.hat? Nothing for the Ohi By 

ail aeans^ We A'iil featiu'w the Ryanette 

Colunn varltten by iir- 
Ycangblood of Peisor 

Sports? You betl 
place £,t Ryan vlil t' 
by one ox" the PJ.ul R 

'-or than 


!s>rery sport tha,t takes 
-—•2d lik.e a blanket 
'.3 v;ho will attend 

all of the contests so thnt a word pictnrs of 

each event vdll be y ~ ' " '''oH.lowing issue, 

- o- . 


In connect. ;,on vd^^h exp?' 
the 't'Oinp^r ■^■: thart; v.-;i'; br 

nd.?/'^... /-. . .■.■..^ ... 

bcidy to take cai-e of all a 

vw.ll be cor 

employee o.c .. . „ ./^ ^, 

that h;vve been brought to 

-: Vj mair3.y of 

111 require r.. 
c into sub-cor.' 


The athJ-otic coaroit 
of 3lubs , siich as the i- 
Kim GhlF GLUE, and -- 
varlcu-s sports that 
F ;;G as a v;h 

•^n you r, 


. ; ■ '^X J. '.w tj .11 . 

clubs can V 

YOUa Gl' 

13 NiDESis/Jli 

V'.hat are we ;;oir 
''he question at Ir"-- 
uver it and v<a].k 
heir trouble? 

There will be a ■'•'"^•^ 
o.e Ryan employeo su 
ur new Ryan papi€;r„ 


Hep £5 b 

fter appear on the 

a will tnera- 
L:.,ere ■■^'''' "'•-'■' -- 
orfjrdttee of enplcyr; by the 

"tsrent tc oont^estj 

:, decision . .-ad. 

i-jet's ajJ. c:h;'.p in our opiiiic .iiaybe 

uid up v.ith the yS bill^ In the event- the 
-,,,.0 -,v,^c-^..., -5 sugge^ •'^-' ■•7 more than one 
.rst- or ; tKie '..-inner, 

Gontei;; o-- 
;f January-. B.' >:-s..iA..— :. 

.' apartnent „ 

to c 

?^ v.mi rr 


"s have be^sn 
ho loc 




' ,_, -.ux cut in tne 

/ : then as the el 

jo.nrnercial Lea; pie, v.i'iii 
^ets under v.ay la the 
id from the way ths 
1 ; there is :^ood 
... .iYATI vill cone out on 
olaj/ers are in perfect shape! 
ison nnd they a.Ll seen 
;irit vrhicis is aLl 
■■ firtit .-^:\e of the 
..ronj?; Rltz Theater 
-her;, horse with .i 33 '^■'-■ 
:'s effort. In the 
. tho fast ::;ovln- .3cn 
A. V tc the shci.ers be.atfin 
.iftor they took the floor 
. Erisi::n Te.xn fror. rJorth 
.'3 h;:Tdly a -..ord spov? 
"or the- score v-as ?f: 
:oin: av.ay smilin;:, 
a drav;s near, the teaostars 
« r&t.iior h;ird time keeplti^ 
lich nuikes the team 
w^^: , i'he be(i3inncrs are 
nrc!riiie« fCEli? IT UP 1,^1^1 

'..ith several t ^v.,. ..-,>-' — , 
spots in the raca for the "Pot t 
bo ' .'9 rol.l strike; 

Ja-iu...: , , :'. 7 y, i.p, Tl^ 

usuai / >h a.n.d CedaJ s,, Bh 

The>g coverio,: the las* 
.[ "---^ ■ r- -.jiij. be putlished : 
se:it:ic IJR Pal m next is5U( 



uie ..^-s. ;;iT.onth3y riYA!; '1 "' 
tc^irney r.-'^t^ vnder wr.v the- ;:eccr 
?(.'?r-i:a be annoum 

ne.<;t issu',- ci T,nj :,.ydl-~so th:it tr.e:-': 
>0 "oe no r"c:!3(; lor net havin.' a li.v y: uu 
•■onthl;> evert, 


;t it .'T'T/i ,<t p-- 

■..e a.rc an 


30 t, 

it the S;.:ort 
:ne vdll have 

en joy „ E"/cryone v.j-o is .interoiit 

jport club shoulc t\irx: in his 

peraonnsl office ' ' ' 

choice L.ot' :. h . 

activity o.-.n start :.-.;.,, 

"..ill be forned ^ 

enou,.;h jk jple tc ^ 

open to o\-ev'j erspicyee jiO"-corie 

fcr :i ,-;reit oPO-"" f ' 



■e force in S. 
diuii't take the C 
"fc^ to find it o\.^ . . - 

• thej do without R, 

th? "vni-"^ tfT""e!,-: ->^-;; ^'A'^'^y K^. 
(Note: ^ Lest J 


>porti.w,lty t-o wj.>?h all 

"h,-' ;,'7r:-l:^ 'vjfff pv-wn?! Vvii>(t;r 

•■f^TY Yrj'"if^T!T,;'r..n 



:velp during the past y- k 


11, t.h--t's IK!, 

• ALT?.:, l:. ;k;. 

Deoartment bo s of 

'Ttvould bo fine if v;e could all ca 
^ irit ever thr- 

•- c '}ye*s a lit: ^. , 

- bri,:hter. thou.-hts a lit 
-viiOly ale it this t3 

of this past . ?t'!nd 



C-CiJl.. . 

IT ? '. Ft-;.-. DAYS PA5' 

FOtt lui;. ;j,i..,.n,.j 11. - 

S p I f^ r T. i- " T c; V li ^^ 3 

j_i v; ^y.i.i.. ould last 

Throvighcut tsi o yoar, 

VJhat a gloriovxs world i: .._1 

In this \\&:ijyj ci :—''-'■■ -a-i 
With ev; arming hov> they c;ould help 

To lighten anoth ad^ 
Unselfishly giving tl- '=- — "'-—" ■'-•■ 

No matter how at. road.. 

If only ^" "-' "-■ ''-' ■'-■' 

: ant the days v<ould i;eem 
With friction ar-J <"?.9t aside,, 

f ■ ^ 
But str=: -..ree. i 

Edit 3r 

Kytiii FLViiib -^- tiLi-^uRTEl^ 

VOL.1 no. 2 

i i L'' U V. 

r \ i~r 




Sure„ that ie what the digging is all 
about?. And the best part of it is that the 
entire Ryan factory expansion program is to 
be ready for use on or about March yth 

The main factory extension to be started 
3ucn will be 200 by 325 feet, with the main 
portion of this building being taken up by the 
Assembly sind Airplane Experimental Departments. 
The new factory office building now under way 
will be 50 by I50 feet and will have a balcony 
v/here the Planning Department and Material 
Control will be housed. 

The Paint Shop will be graced with an addi" 
tionel structure of 60 by 200 feet which will 
be known as the Dope and Cover Shop^ Last but 
not least there will be a service building 50 
by 175 feet. 

The fectory office will be directly cGn= 
nected to the factory, the only separation 
being a soundproof wall that will be appreci- 
ated by all those in that office 

WALTER 0. LOCKE, Service Manager, tells us 
that he is sure that the entire program will 
be in full use not later than May lato GROW 


It has come to our attention that some of 
the night shift men think that all of the 
recreational and social activity that they 
have been reading about is exclusively ar^ 
ranged for the day shift men SUCH IS ABSO^ 
LUTELY NOT THE CASEo There will be ssparate 
teams and clubs in all oases for the night and 
day shift men. Competition will be Just a« 
heated and there will be just as much equipment 
for the night shift as there is for the day 


See Page 8 for the name of the winner of 
the Employees Newspaper Name Contest o 


t y 


Final flight and acceptance teats of 
now being carried on under the direction of 
Captain V/m, M. Morgan^ chief of the training 
plane branch of the Production Engineering 
Section;, V/right Fields Dayton, OhiOj and his 

The new Ryan open cockpit trainer for 1941 
bears the well ''known "ST" designation and in 
general has the faaiiliar Ryan appearance;, but 
otherwise is an entirely new tiirplane . 

The new Ryan ST-»3 was developed by our En- 
gineering Department under the guidance of 
Chief Engineer MIIiARD BOYD with "MAC" CAT- 
TRELL as the project engineer It was built 
in the Experimental Department j, which i« 
headed by t-.ddIE OBERBAUKR. 

The test flying of the ST-3 was carried out 
by our own JOE RUST, test pilot. Advisory 
test work \ms also done by PAUL '.VILC0X„ Chief 
Pilot „ and BOB KERLINGER^ commercial division 
chief instructor, and by the Ryan instructors 
on Army training programs at San Diego and 
Heme t . 

The new Ryan ST=3 is the prototype of a 
large number of new training planes being pro^ 
duced for the U,S. Army, for use by the Air 
Corps and the US. Navy in their pilot train- 
ing programs. Many important changes have 
been incorporated in the new ST-3 model „ prin- 
cipal of which is the installation of the 
Kinner radial power plant. The fuselage is 
now wider and longer ^ assuring roomy cockpits 
for student and instructor. 

Since our last issue many distinguished 
Army officials have visited the Ryan factory 
for the purpose of previewing the new ST-3 
Among them were Brig. Gen„ Davenport Johnson,, 
Assistant Chief of the Air Corps; in charge 
of training, and Brig, Gen. Henry H. Harms, 
Commanding Officer of the West Coast Train= 
ing Center, Moffett Field„ California. Brig.^ 
Gen, Gerald C. Brant ^ Commanding Officer of 
the Gulf Co&at Training Center, Randolph Field 
TexaSj also dropped in to have a look at Ryan^s 
new development to aid Uncle Sam's defense 
program. He was accompanied by Capto Carl 
Storrie and Capt, W, J.. Clinch. 


FOR l.v., >.,....... THE N:.. 

S ? I R I "■' ' ^ A S 

If or''-" ^y.uj.. ^.u..-..; ..-./.-. v,i last 

VJhat rows v, .._1 

With ev(? plann. ould help 

, .„ t....^.-, 

Unselfishly gi" J liii . 

Mo matter ho»f sti road,. 

If only ^"- -Irlc o. - -uld lai't 

■ r3nt the days v<ouldl t.eem. 

V/ith friction and ;'(«? lottrry ce^t afidei,. 

Bxit strc: ; re«i i 

packed a^^-ay,; 
'.i;ne spirit; cr uni*is:r ::aii. 

ose t}; - liait )r 

Kv'Cin FLV 

@- .-^F PORTER 

VOL.1 no. 2 



Sure„ that is what the digging is all 
ahout?. And the best part of it is that the 
entire Ryan factory expansion program is to j 
be ready for use on or about March 7th I 

The main factory extension to be started I 
3ucn will be 200 by 325 feet, with the main i 
portion of this building being taken up by the ' 
Assembly and Airplane Fjcperimental Departments^ 
The new factory office building now under way 
vdll be 50 by 150 feet and will have a balcony 
where the Planning Department and Material 
Control will be housed. 

The Paint Shop will be graced with an addl" 
tionel structure of 60 by 200 feet which will 
be known as the Dope and Cover Shop. Last but 
not least there will be a service building 50 
by 175 feet, 

The fectory office will be directly con= 
nected to the factory^ the only separation 
being a soundproof wall that will be appreci- 
ated by all those in that office 

WALTER 0, LOCKE, Service Manager, tells ua 
that he is sure that the entire program will 
be in full use not later than May Ist,, (HlOW 



It has come to our attention that some of 
the night shift men think that all of the 
recreational and social activity that they 
have been reading about is excluai'5'ely ar> 
ranged for the day shift men SUCH IS ABSO= 
LUTELY NOT THE CASE. There will be ssparate 
teams and clubs in all oases for the night and 
day shift men. Competition will be just a« 
heated and there will be just as much equipment 
for the night shift as there is for the day 

coNTi?T Winner 

See Page 8 for the name of the winner of 
the Employees Newspaper Name Contest „ 



t T 


Final flight and acceptance teats of 
now being carried on under the direction of 
Captain V/m. k Morgan,- chief of the training 
plane branch of the Production Engineering 
Section j. V/right Field„ Dayton, OhiOj, and his 

The new Ryan open cockpit trainer for 19A1 
bears the well-known "ST" designation and In 
general has the familiar Ryan appearance ^ but 
otherwise is an entirely new airplane,, 

The new Ryan ST'=3 was developed by our En- 
gineering Department under the guidance of 
Chief Engineer MIIJLARD BOYD with "UhC CAT= 
TRELL as the project engineer It was built 
in the Experimental Department;, which is 
headed by nDDIE OBERBAUFH. 

The test flying of the ST=3 was carried out 
by our own JOE RUST^ teat pilot. Advisory 
test work ^ms also done by PAUL \VILCOX„ Chief 
Pilot, and BOB KERLINGER„ commercial division 
chief instructor „ and by the Ryan instructors 
on Army training programs at San Diego and 
Heme t . 

The new Ryan ST=3 is the prototype of a 
large number of new training planes being pro- 
duced for the U,S„ Army, for use by the Air 
Corps and the US. Navy in their pilot train- 
ing programs. Many important changes have 
been incorporated in the new ST=3 model,, prin= 
cipal of which is the installation of the 
Kinner radial power plant. The fuselage is 
now wider and longer^ assuring roomy cockpits 
for student and instructor. 

Since our last issue many distinguished 
Army officials have visited the Ryan factory 
for the purpose of previewing the new ST-3 
Among them were Brig. Gen. Davenport Johnson,, 
Assistant Chief of the Air Corps; in charge 
of training,, and Brig. Gen. Henry H, Harms,, 
Commanding Officer of the West Coast Traln= 
ing Center,, Moffett Field„ California. Brig. 
Gen. Gerald C, Brant ^ Commanding Officer of 
the Gulf Coaat Training Center „ Randolph Field 
Texas, also dropped in to have a look at Ryan^ 
new development to aid Uncle Sam's defense 
progi'am. He was accompanied by Capt. Carl 
Storrie and Capt, '.V. J.. Clincho 

Published by EmployecB of the 
through their W: if are Department 

Editor : 
Art 'Tditor; 
to this is9ue: 

Larry Gibaon 

Lee Tlsterdfthl 

U. Marco; Bill Wagner 

Eddie Molloy 
Al Gee 

Eugene V/oods 
L, Peterson 

Departmental Contributors ; 

Office Prattle 
Drop- Hammer 
Tool Design 

Betty Frank 
Chuck Knauer 
Ace Beishline 
"Chief" Holden 
George Dew 

Joel Stein 


mummud _ 





;'he man who sticks has his lesson learned 
Suceeas won't come by chance - it's earned 
By pounding away„ for good hard knocks 

/ill make stepping stones out of stumbling 

blocks f 
For the man who sticks has the sense to see 
He can make himself what he want s to be 
If he'll off with hie coat and pitch right 

"by the vaiai. who sticks can't help but win. 



It is up to us to show the world that 
RYAN MT-N live best by FRIENDLY TEAJir/raRK.c 
:}ONSTANT FAITHo It is up to us to prove 
.hat RYAN MEN i re capable of understanding 
one another; that men are human beings^ 



I felt greatly honored this morning when 
I your Editor, Larry Gibson^ asked me to write 
a short article for our paper,. But when he 
said "I must have it tonight" I was dismayed 
he had picked a day in which four important 
I conferences were to be held. I think yo-or 
lEditor should be instructed to see Roy Cun- 
ningham for instJTuctions in scheduling^ 
I This publication is a grand idea; it v/ill 
I promote good will and cooperation which are 
(so vital for the successful operation of a j 
factory^ To get the cooperation of our fellc-" 
porkers it is necessary to consider their 
point of view, their limitations „ and the re 
quirements of their job„ A leadman can get 
jthe cooperation of his group by giving his 
[men help and instruction when they need it a 
jby supporting then when the "going is rough" 
i A foreman who h8.3 the cooperation of his 
^en can lepend upon them^ Wien the "boss" 
gives hia a tough job he can say with confi- 
jdence, "My boys will do it" 
I If you don't get the cooperation that you 
jshould have, give the "old man" (your boss) a 
(Chance to talk to the boys who may be out of 
jline o 

The Pr-21 airplanes are seriously behind 
[schedule and they are very important for 
ational Defense- A concentrated effort is 
eing made to get these airplanes into pro- 
jduction. Engineering i Planning and Tooling 
kre practically complete for the first run so 
lit' 3 up to the shop to make a supreme effort t< 
jsolve the manufacturing problem and get pro= 
jduotion under way. 

i It is hoped that the executive force will 
breach a 3peedy and mutually satisfactory con 
[elusion to the labor relations confei encee , j 
iwhich '.ill permit their full time to be de- 
ivoted to the operation of the plant 
; Cooperation^ careful attention to details 
;and industrious workers will produce airplane « 
;for our government in the shortest possible 





FIRST co;>c:, first served! 

The first thirty factory employees to come 
to the Psrsonnel Office will receive one of 
the extra copies we have of the magazine 
"CLICK" in which will be found a full-page 
color print of the RYAN PT-20 trainer— an- 
other addition for YuUR collection of RYAN 


::_t "'■.he "or;!'''.!.' 


stling that starts when a girl 

out to the factory, Doii' 'r. ziioisci 
.-; a vK'WiT^i =-■■- or are they a.Il 

Accounting" CHET ?.»JIK^R'S vsv.s.1 remari 
"If I wax ,.-han8«er 

i.lts f ■cr the ^'W? 

Pur<'ha3:;ng3 GRIM aiGJ.EY"S 3^' -^f ad- 

:-3sing t'-3 girla. He calls t i ca^ 

.■ndie,, Glcry^ Yehudl,, or Hashabuncha. (In^- 
.en tally., ask him how that last one cost 
5 a coke. ) 

ilES IN OUR .^^- The time 'A'lLBUR aRSEN 

;t P.,Oo 14980 and said it was written on 
;r 16 and got caught in ths draft.. WOW?, 

:.rst week DICK DEWEY "set up housekeep= 
■■" he innocently asked if it took ^15 a 
■k to buy grocerieso And ma.ybe you don't 
nk "the little woman" talked fast and 
ious before he agreed to b«y & car. Or 
Id it have been the other \my arourtd- ! ! T 

.N BY NIGHT mn DAY. ^v,. *...w.lE awe^;' - '^^ *- 
ing the recent photographing one 
rer sex d?,'iaanded that sh« he. 
ee posf;s and six procfs. 

ody" ret-antly took his girl for an a: 
,ne ride and in his excite^pv.i forgot 
■ply h<ir vvlth a parachute 
uble nettessitated hiJi bai.lin^ out 
: lady fair behind^ I3ut she waa a 
' and floated dovn, With that I be- 
lt quits o 

by Chuisk K 



-p=Haaaaer foreman takes new "Boas"?- Veii 
.i.ST ftre now Mr.: enA Mrs., They filip" 
•j.y last Saturday roilowed the 

.-08S ths sand dun;.'? c the Hiati'5-aiom.c.- 
:^ U^ jf th« United States -- Yiiffla, Arizcsa-, 
. ations „ ■ HARLEY , old bt 'e 


•: sparT.i: 

[l am the ve; 
^cyti BOY AJA 

.-V .,xenti3t.3 m:^.. 

foreign pcwera are dlaiic.* iag fc 

"THE DEGRAVrnZKR", which he ci 

save on fuel and make hig.Vier speed,:; 
by dling av/ay with the effect o 
plane 8, V/e are sure that test 
RUST would be gltsd to take alori:_ 
ir ' take the place o.f iiia !. 

chu .- V . . 

Yfe believe that JOHN BIRDS ALL has s 
collaborating with "Buc.V Roger;' 
Gordon" , and is even thinking i^ 
his fconfidence none other than 

by Georfc 

''■l'"m xn the Ai'uiy now" is thv. 
being sung by JOK^ McCARTHX' 

The Inspection Dopartaient is tteppi 
ir. the way' of athletics. V/e hereby a- 
that th«! Inspection n^-np rtment 1=. '■»^" 
most superior dapci insofr. 

GOIJ\, G, and 

If ^■'' a depa.v ,.. ■ ■ 

HO ■• it ha.s but one tb : 

aei the tifc>- tattle- gn 

v,v..,r 5 of the ;,,■.„.........,, :.» in the ... 

.thout a single axcepticn the enti 
Insp&ction Departraent ht\s had the ' '' 

S '^' th<2 jcfiw" -' i -1'.* .-■".■- i:»," T >• :T sroiirij 

asich othe 

RAY vVHAi,.SH of Iniapeotic.ii v,xul6. 
know il* t^— ■'- ^^e r..'u ^npaiherc of '■ 
SisjKia Chi 

''hivy pi ease ge .: xn ^ou. 
cl.(op-h£aainers on the day 
■.,749,, or call at his home, 413 Ardr ; 

.'hone rj.n;t 

?rs who ct 

.l..-:C Xil '.nC J"'...L{i . 

Car-'t help hvf 

fnel proud Oi 

comes from c 

lii^a tnt 

? first half 

nir>JGAN„ : 

and VaVROC.^ 

Lax i(ff" 

:; opeji Ic; 


'■■ive for B 

■ on ■ 

fHFVrCi'C/'l QA 


Number of Factory Employees (by hmidredg) 

January 1940 g g ;? H 4 

Jam«-yl9U UiUli 
Square feet of P'oductioa Area 

January 194 j , 80,C.0U 

January I94I i60„000 

p CJ 9 g Q 

iS fi S n n iS 


Cadeta being trained by Ryan Schoc 
January I940 .. 63 

January 19^^! 2^3 

t; about i'3.rch the senaatiowilly pej - 
Jig Ryan YC°51 "Dragonfly" observatiorx 
^.-1 juade i/^8 bow„ startling all who eaw it 
s steep take-off 3^ slow flying and 
.1 J finding qualities. 

i.n November we set soxae kind of e 
:i*d by test flying two new- type traiiiets 
'"gle day: One was ths Ryan STM-S2 

now in quantity production for e 
I, j-eign government; the other was 
•.,i*a:.ner„ the ST-3j the prototyp^j cf 
3ii}.itary trainors on order for the 
Ty Air Corps to be used in their 
raining program, 


^atter half of the year brought mexy 

-■-,.,., --;:r-3or.alitiea to our staf/, 
J othei's such men aa Sc.die 

manager^ and Q, 

Bar .-.on,, 


iitendent, not to mentian cigar- 
^t test pilot o 

Seifert,, ther Ryen"8 'Vash- 
-opresiiixa'cive,, was awarded the Dis- 
;;ci Flying Cross for his pert in the 
mid=air refueling flight in 1923- Bit 
had gone on duty af Major 
; office of Hober - "attersori 
jsisterit Secretary of "fer„ 

Gae naHi.e which seems dsstin;! to appear 
)on our calendar at least one . each year i& 
i&t of Anesio Amaral, the Brsiilian owier 
::iy&n ST,. For the fourth time thJs yoar 
id his Ryan captured the cave ted firs". 
: in Bragil'''3 most important sportsaaaji 
-.3" raoe= Also for the past two yearif a 

3C flown by 

id among the 

da Rocha Miranda hi.s 


1940 has seen a tremendous growth in our 
school across the field In December of 
1939 the school v/aa training 35 Air Corps 
Flying Cadets for the U. S Army every 6 
weekH,, At the close of I94O,, however,. 243 
flyinij cadets were being trained by the cem= 
binecl facilities of the San Diego and Hemet 
schools every ten weeitS:. (This has received 
another boost since the firtt of the year 
and stands today at a scheduled average of 
335 cadets in training- 

Tlie new Air Corps Training I'ase ar Heme 
was constructed from start to f.'jiish in th 
courBC of only 3' days, Tlie scioal was 
dedicated on Armistica Day and Isiia than a 
month thereafter » onstruotion and ".ther ex 
pansi.on of facilities was begun to , .ccommc 
date the increased cadet assignment which 
c&ite into effect the first 0? this ysar . The 
oommercial division of the Ryan School at 
•San Diego inaugurated a short- term . 
iietal fllveting course to prepare men for 
airplane factory employment, and at all timer 
the school has had more requests irom emplcy 
iient managers for its flv^ht^ mechinios and 
engineering graduates tba*'. it has 1 een able 
ho 'fill,. 

mCNTS IN 1940 .... AIJD IT LCTtf^ AS ■\ HOUGH 
3 941 

T.'ie entire parsomiel of the Kyiua o^guiizaticn 
wi.ih to exten'i their sin<;i?-*fc syrip? thj to Fred 
Novrxe and ni.i i'amil-y a: ;;il:3 -.1 .:■ c ~ their 
groat sorrow 



By Al Gee 



Mc. Field 





G. HubbelX 





J. Quinlaii 





I. Ferrett 





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■.?o Lav<Tsnce 





L Shaffer 





H. Von .^ordiieim 





C- Woiik«8 




J . 

ij Benn J t^^ 




■;t^1'XNGS„ FELI.0\VSI We hope you will j.iko 

%'ith ■.JSc (3iir whole prograsi of work 
I r't-oreatioji hsr'a at R.y&r. ' ed on 
:u&i COOPmiVT.'CG'^. V/e wiil „ .ur best in 
ing all we o&n to make yourr workis?.g day at 
■■31 & very pleasarst one^ Oui- motto i£i ''KEHP 
m'3 A GOOD FLAJJ5 TO IVORK" so ls:t«3 fi^:r.rt 
i;ht in and do just thetl 

The following is from the statement itisued 
fcy the four jEsmbera of the ncvrly-creatod 
Office of Production Manageiaent — -V/illiflsi 
S, Knudsen, director ganeral; Sidney HlD-iaan, 
~330ciate d:!j*3ct'5r r^sn??ral„ ^nd Secretaries 
JBSOii and Kao. 

"VJe shs.ll :iave ne^ia ox xne «GXiV5„ ;,iij;;res= 
e and enthusiastic oooperation of every 

7om8.n and child in the United States if 
cire to males this arsenal in Amsrica ada- 
.i.te to the succffiBslul defenae of democracy 
d freedoa„ This oeji only meeji th8,t in the 
itediate future- everythj-ng in our ne.' 
■:q aust be subordiriated to the necci 
• defense.. Desocracy is fighting for ics 
•y life in it» struggle to retain the prin= 
jilGB of a fre«': e«Oiioia/.c system. 

"Ju8t as it i& intolerable for capital to 
ok a seififih ac.vantags by reE.3on of the 
isent emergency., so mist labor avoid snT 
'^eiEpt to moke improper usa of its p 
the present i;c -.rid- wide ejaergency. .s-i' iii-..a 
■ -itBriBn v.f the vvorld are vie- 

.10 all of the hard-won rights of labor 
Ll be destroyed and both c. apiteJ. and 1 
' 'secoos the -■■■"•' 'r.tary vassals of t-.:., : 
ful state, ■■'■ has a creat deal at 
in this cr'^sie Li< hiia oapitc- both 
■■ :■ hamcr' ' -■- ■' -tted 
its cc: 
■ itt the world ■* 

In ordnT that all em: nay have a 
better understanding of wj ,rjaj?.t Police ~ 
cartmsnt,, I would like to discuss with y 
«c-ae of our probleiM . This departaent i, 
coiaposed of aen who have met rigid r.- 
meats including five veara of law eni 
ment experience, excellent physical cond. 
and an investigation of character ' " 
'>ur men must be undc;r 45 years of 
liave a full knowledge of law e: 
All of our men have been att 
School in recent months rece ivi ,. ^ 
struction in safety itnet-Jiode and the protr. 
tion of aircraft factories , &b weD, as 
studiea designed tc assure t^ie welfare or- 
men working in the plants In brief ^ the 
Polieesaan's one line of duty is PROTEC'TIOii . 
Tid-B PROTECTION extendi not" only to the com 
paj!iy and its property but to the live 
the wd'kmen and their property while cu au:. 

One of ourgr-eategt problems, on v;hicfc 
unfortujaately, we have had the least coo- 
tioa.j is the jcatter of wearins badges ^ biii; 
this ia nov/ improving aa the men recently 
3eea to have taken -a greater interest in'lh. 
necessity for this aeasure. Keep your be 
-r.. plain sight at ail times,-, and pleese r 
our thanks for the greater ccoperatic. 
cently shovm,, 

Aiiother ciiatter v/hich concerns ue ia that 
of obeying the rule=) outlined in the "Rule 
Book«*'„ a copy of which, each employee is ex= 
pected to have, Rsmenbea'i, v;« of the Plant 
Police have to live up to these same inilea 
ourselves J as v/ell *3 tc enforce them "'' 
you do not have a copy of the Rule Eoc 
r.hla cfficce 

You will be intsrsated to knov/ that we 
keep a complete auto license file of work= 
Ken's cars in order that a real service may 
be rendered plaiit einployesa:. For iastiaice. 
if v/e find a locked car with the lights or 
radio left ca.) we are tbcn able to cor 
"■■^'=? man so that he vfXlX not have the i,.,.. 
.ence of a dead b.-j-ttery when goi,ng off 
i.aift.. We will shortly supply a new j ■ 
ioTm on which to litr', iriforiaatlon for 
j-ic-msea aiid it v/il'., be to your advant 
•.it they are fr'-lXed out oorrec ' 

In the Police- Department are det 
T out a job that v;lil p.a.3S inspe 
-"■'' ioin tr,; ' •■•■ in accoaplis: 
tip* ^ional Defens 
and last but 
-xi jcxn za -ui iji- HYftN*S A GOOv i ,. 





if i 


Ts8 air.tri 28 to 25 was th^j score \vh«R 
.8 tesjaa left the floor. The RYAN TEAM 
rned on the heai; to tat'ce a well played 
me froa th« Solar taai, at th'J San Diego 
gh Gym last weeko ".Big Tiiie" HTRROK took, 
e rionors o? being c irried of:f the floor wiSi 
badly apr&ined ankle „ "Wj.Id Jian" NE POTE 
so left the game with .fouj.' personal foula 
ainst him and the last one was really 
RSON/lL!??! "Moos.2" SIKATOM burned in a 
ry fine gsiBS aj^d was 3xceptionally bril= 
smt on defense work, 

Cs,p%BwtQ DOUG BASS ORE xvae slow getting 
arted but finally found the range and 
ally put RTAi! i:a tha win uol^imn. "Sloppy" 
r BASSO turned in his U3uj.lly fine perioua- 
ce in that good old steady nanner, "Ozie 
ot" FERRIS really shoisred his stuff with 
^ae great shots from the corners « "Down 
d Out" CK.4SE took the sucring laad for the 
anlng and as usuail vpaa the mainstay of the 
an Victory., 

In the fir-: l league sjiooxiatcjr the RIAJI 
YS dropped s. heart braaker^ 41 to 36 ^ tc 
e '■■Flying A's" of -tha A3Sociated Oil Co^ 
1 of the fellows turned in a very fine 
ne and all that were on hsmd agree that 
is game was by far the best that the RYAN 
YS have turned in so far,. ED HER?.ON was 
gh point man. As for SIRATON, CHASE „ BAS-^ 
R^s 30RD0N, BASSO, FERRIS,, NT- POTE-^well, 
u can't say anyth:lng ant that the BOYSj 
ch and every one of thcia turned in a top- 
tch perfomanoe, "'.'.'E -TILL DO OUR BEST W. 

The formation of e RYi\H TENUIS CLUB is 
ing contoEpla-ted if thorc are enough em- 
oyees to boost ths idea. Anyone and every- 
e is welcome. If you tlTi.t!ik that this idea 
3 proaiise, get in touch wi-th ARNOLD WXm. 
Plant Engineering or leave ycur naraa at 
e PFRSONKFL OFFICE. We require a coinsnit- 
e of players to decide what courts will be 
.e most convenient fcr play^ what possibility 
i,uere is for a RYAJJ TEMI5 TEAJi to compete 
in a coBBnercial leigusa and to decide when 
get the first annual RYivK: TEMt3lS TOUPJ^A-- 
NT under way„ Let's hear from you tenni.3 
■.na > 


GOLj":ERS ATTENTION? The opening night of 
thfj RYAIJf njI?]:,OY:^ES G0L«' CLI?II0 is ,n?iar. ^"r- 
ari-augements ar-ii nearing ccaapletion and th-: 
i;i e;-e3t is run-.-^lng hi^h.- The plac? :7in '■ 
th;; HOfJl'SIi'LH GCJ^F lEI'/TNG FAIR VAT just acr 
from the Ha-Tal Traialiv? Station, The faci' 
tiit et this driving f. airway are th» best 
thf .t can be found and the laanageiasnt is by 
fa!' the moat coo.peratir4 for the typs of 
clinic that KYAivl' GOLFERS TAI-IT., 

r.c'.ch v;eek thore wil?^ be a short talk on 
hov i.hcts of ai;. kinds are made, how and 
when th&y oaji bt saoot {effectively usedj anc 
when and whera not to loake thea. Frow 
t3Ji.e to tiae,, thsre v/ill be visiting •"Pro-.? 
drt>p in and give their ideas as to just hov, 
best tc send th« "whitft pill" en its r/;e>-ry 
v;aj. 'ill YJtim Y;)U''LL LTCKE ITo COMJi; OI«,-E- 
COiiE AL.uo Fira-; aaeting to be held luesaay 
J&r.u.'.-t'y 2is«t at .■sonteau-a- Fairv,ay at y^OO Pi: 


Ti-.e RYAN EC-'JIJNCt LlChGUE .h?s beers sano- 
ticmid 'jy the A^BoCo, the National orgex'Jzu 
ticii 'shlch r.oTJtrols bov;ling throughout tbs 
covncry. For this reayon it has been de- 
cided that the kYAN LEiiGUE udll adnere tc 
the rultjs as set forth by the AMFJIICAK BOT.. 
ING CONGRESS. A complete rule book wilA oe 
found at the recreation alleys so that &.va 
dispute cen be settled without question 

ihere vd.ll be a moxithly meeting of the 
boiling teani tj.aptains to discuss anytriiiis: 
th.f t seoms to be interfering %vith the pre 
gress of the le£.gueo 

Entry blanks for the Fourth Annual San 
Diegc City Bcsrling Assooiatioa TouniaUitnt 
can. te h&d by ctdiing £.t the Personnel Of- 
fice ^ RYAIJ should be ^isl'i. represented in ■ 
tov.rney aa there are a great number of 
bowif-rs capable of "br5.nging home the bar 
for 'TEiR OLD mm''. LET'S STANIi CU'J: AG/ 

SV'Tii M?D BS 1te;j,tKY'J 
Ther? are 3one fellow? '''ho v9Xit to swj-n, 
DO YOU?n? YOU DO 11 Then turn your name ^■ 
to the Personnel Office so that a swimming 
cl>ib cat:, be fornsdo As sooxi as there are 
enc>u-;h aiembers, the S'.TBaSIMG CLUB vdll have 
•it; irst meeting to decide when and where 

to hold fortho 


I'a.rc Department haa besn i . 
^ice aj-rsjsgements special rate for a 

oup of Ryan Ice civitrrs, V/hat do you 
link about that!??! There Is orlv one*s hear 
fijiy raember of ths Ryan wian- 
^.<? to particlp: te in an ICE SKATING CLUB is 
leave his name with Larry Gibson in 
.:-:t r-.rsormel Office so the ICE SKATING CLUB 
i/i bsgin biting the ice at ones. 



There ia a lot of interest being shown in 
RYAM BADMINTON CLUB. Do YCU think this i3 
a good idea;??? There is a possibility that 
we can f orax a team w!:iich would compete with 

ae of the other tef%u3 representing various 
:.nduetries in San Diego. There are a Ic ' ' 
people in the factory who play badminton 

:< let's get together and form a group so that 
v/e can all enjoy the sport, 

ITiere has also been some mention of start- 
3 a badminton class for those who think 
at they would lilts to learn how to "swat 
e feathers". If you would like to Iccrn 
the game turn yoxir name in to the Personnel 
Office and we will be on our v.'ay in short 



There is a good opportunity for any of 

the fellows who thiKk they would like to box, 
to really lerrn the sport from a man who has 
been through the mill.. There is also a 
chanca to develop soiaething that would be a 
boon to OilPLOYi.S RRORE.ATIQN In the way of 
smokers held on a monthly basis exclusively 
for RYAN FELLff.rS:. 

Thfsre is a possibility that there will be 
enough men to hold a regular boxing class „ 
If such is the case we will have a complete 
3et=up for the boxers in the near future-, 




i-4Sr4KJc .^TVaCKtxuihiaMi-avWi^tMIDrmr^.iwWVMvCHUa 


Some folks w-s.::. ea. tixx omuiaj. 
paper for some time.. Because of tha"^ :• 
sire and the effort & few folks p 
ve .now have one. The question nov; is,, .. wa- goin;-; to do 5;.bout it? 'Ve have a 
editor, but he alone can't create a gcor 
Ryaa paper, 

"Such a paper must deal in news that h.5 
pens in and around the shop . Many inte: 
ing and some amusing incidents will v • 
to yoc and /our friends right in youi 
department,, ., so, take the trouble to 3h&r 
them with the whole ganj instead of the usu 

'This paper is aa opportunity for evs.ryi 
to get acquainted — 'the fellow who first ma 
his appearaice in the shop this afternocr. 

igular .?ellovfs sll over the shop 
coys over in engineering; in the chem. ■.•-■■- 
the girls in the office--we all know tba 
we're a part of Ryan*s„ yet it seems soi 
us don't see too much of others- 

"Then there's the social side-how bf* ■ ■ 
to announce the next "occasion' than 
your own paper? If there's imp or ton 
news to be had,, let's get it straigh 
our own paper before it's distorted by hea^ 
say. You bet^ we've got our own paper;, -" 
need lt„ Just hov/ good are you and I : 
to make it?'-' 

Eugene .'oods - Layout 

"I'^ve enjoyed your newspaper very much 
and think it is a very good idea: Myse: 
well as hundreds of other Ryan employee. r. . 
be looking 'onvard for the next issue oi y 
little p&pe'".. 

"In regard to the Ryan Stag that is c.-. 
givesn 30on-^I v/onder if they have figured 
l:ow the boys on the second shift are going 
attend, I am on the second shift, and lik: 
ffiany of the second shift boys, would like ■ 
be oresent at this affair without losing a; 
time.. It seems like the boys on the first 
shift get the benefit of recreational and 
social actiTitles at Ryano There are a loi 
c? fellows on the second shift who would h 
liked to have gotten in on the Ryan Bas; 
tall team.: fellows who are good professi 
•layers, but cannot because of their wov 
hours. I sincerely hope your committee 
work out a plan whereby men on all shifts 
can participate in many of Ryan's social a 
recreational events,'' (Tnis is being ar- 
ranged f or 0-° -Editor) 

L.. Peterson-^idanifolJ 


From Samuel Dickson, friend of a Ryan em- 
loyec "After reading the first isaue cf 
he Ryan NewSj my first reaction uas°=If I 
sTS about 62 years younger I would apply for 
job at Ryan and start at the bottom and aiia 
c gradually getting into line for a top po- 

"My guess ia if Claude Ryan and his em- 
loyees keep up the spirit nianifeet in Ryan 
-VIS , you will all be members of a happy 
Sillily cooperating as a unit for the greater 
access of the Ryan Aeronautical Co and the 
p.tional Defenseo" 

The magazine "Popular Aviation" in its 
February issue is featuring a full-page front 
cover color picture of the Ryan SIQa-SS Sea- 
lane which we think, is suit' ble for framing 
.r at least worth i dding to your colXeo^:.ion 
of RYAII products. Better get a copy 


There have been several requests for a 
.xnt Ad Coiumn in our paper wherein employees 
an list itenis they may wish to sell or 
rade , :'>eryone seems to think, that t.hey 

could get something they really want if they 
ould just find out about it,. So send in 
jur requests to the Personnel Office and 
our ads will be published as space perriita 

pREE OF CHARGE in the following issue of the 



Yes sir'i!. C- 0= Fowler "Gets The Fin"*. 
uAREIJCS rO'TL^R,, of the Drop-Kamtoer Depart- 
ment, submitted the prize-winning name for 
our paper and walked away with a crisp FIVE 
dollar bill for his trouble, «RYAI^ FLYING 
F.'^PORTFR" is the name that Fff'.'Ln'v suggested, 
the judges "Red" BECISIR, of the Manifold 
night shift; JFRRY LO'-.TR, of Layout, "RUSr^f" 
SCHAEFF^R, of Manifold second shift; KVIIL NE 
^OT~j, Fuselage Assembly; and JACK ZlPP'-'/ALD, 
f Manifold; after long hours of deb: ting,, 
inally selected FO.LTB'S entry as the winner 
here were so many excellent entires th« 
udges hr.d a task far from sijnpie. For their 
ntrie3„ JOS^TH R-. SILVA, of -./elding; EUGENE 
GOD of Layout, and THOiSiAS STIXRUD,, of Drop- 
a.:isier , received HONORABLri iSLMTION . THAHIC YOU 





The first suggestion contest held in 
October, 19/fO, brought to light the fact 
that OUR iini really want to "K~EP RYAN'S A 
ijij. chine Shop,, second shift, was the winner 
of this contest with a very good -suggestion 
in regard to overcoming shortages and in 
spection problems. Second prize in this c 
test went to FLOYD BEl^JET^ tA: nif old Departmavi 
second shift, for his suggestion of keeping 
the sizing mandrels in the tool crib 

More interest \:r>s shown in the second 
contest held in December with ROLLAND REED 
Machine Shop^ second shift, presenting the 
winning suggestion-' li^ED suggested a bur- 
ring tool for exhaust collectors, and a 
safety device. RAY ".VHAL.FN of Inspection, 
first shift,; suggested an improved punch 
for drop' hammer work,^ and tn oiling system 
for the drop-hammers, RAY was the second 
prize winner; 




The winner of the first prize, in the 
third contest „ and a TT;.N dollar bill is 
ALIF'RT COX„ of the Purchasing Department 
v/ho submitted the following suggestion; 

Establish a centralized stock e^d re-- 
quisitioning authority to cut down on de- 
partment shortages; eliminate duplication of 
storing of these items: keep a minimuin stoc'- 
on hand without running short, enabling tht 
Purchasing Department to secure the best 
possible quantity prices 

The second prize and a FIVE dollar bill 
in thls^, the third contest,, has been awarded, 
to EDWARD BOOTH, of the Manifold Department 
for his suggestion of a curved nozzle to 
facilitate sand-blasting inside of manifolds , 
The judges wish tc give honors ble mention tn 
FJaLES, SV.IFT,, CHASF., and ROLilG for their 

suggestions c 

The management appreciates the interest 
taken in this Suggestion Contest and all 
suggestions are being routed to executives 
of the departments directly concerned for 
action where the suggestions are considerei 
new and merit further consideration, 

Vfill M.BERT COX and ^DV/ARD BOOTH please 
come to the '/orks Manager's Office,. Monday 
January 20th, to receive their prizes. 


The following joint Union-Managesaent press statement, was 
lea^ied following the signing of the contract between the 
an Aeronautical Company and thr- Uni/.ted Autoiicbile '-Vorkers of 

An agreement has been arrived at iiexv/een the Uiaicn and the 
■',ageraent which we mutually feel will promote harmonious re- 
;icnship6 during the coming year. This agreeioent v/ill in- 
cji-eaae the earning power of workers and the productivity of 
""'nageir.ent'3 efforts.. 

"iVith Labor and Msjaageaent now in full accord on their mu- 
tual probleics the agreement assur&s that every effort of the 
executive staff and factory workers may now be cooperatively 
devoted to the full prttclur^tivity of the Ryan factory without 
interruption in the vital interest of the nation's defense 

The fact that we have arrived at an agreement of our mu- 
■1 problems without the bitterness and strife which would 
re resulted from actual stoppage of work is an assurance 
it Te can now carry on andcably mth the ^oint cooperation 
the Union and the Management to meet all future problems 
an equitable basis to all concerned 

I^LillgiJ^iMJl-^g-.gj^-'^J^^ gOI-;THACT DJCLUpg; : 
Inoreaaas'for all'preaent employees, with a minlaiiini rate 
62gp' per hoiu- for employees with four months' service or 
•e ' Ken with leas than one month's service v.dth the Company 
:■ guaranteed a oiniaum of 55P^ per hour,, arjd those with mor« 
rm one month's service and leas than four snonths' -? -flc.© 
11 draw a minijaum of 57sP^ per hour 
The agreement also embodies wage increases in the upper 
brackets for present employees. It establishes a minimum for 
••'18 top grade of ^,05 per hour for certain highly sliiled 
asses of work , 

New employees vrf.thcut previou/; experience vfill be hired in 
..jcordance with the Company's past practice. This provides 
for a SOs? per hour mini.sum starting rate vrith an increase to 

QinJHuiti of '■i4<^ within 60 days; and vdth frequent rcvieT?o to 
...aaidar the employee's ability to a dvance to higher scales 
as indicated by proven skill r 

Hew emnlovees vrith sufficient previous aircraft or suit- 
,.ie mechanical experience will be paid according to tJieir 
classification and rati-vig ixL not lese than bZ-^ii per hour^ 

lew provision effective for the first ticie establishes _^ 
.cions with pay for all employees mth one year's senxorixy 
vgnuary 1st, 19U, t^nd ^^o continue in the service of th« 

.pany until June 30, 1941. ^^^Tt:!"^ "^Z^T"' 
nn^ wi+h 2L hours' pay at their hom-ly hstia-tgii^ time raxo. 

.r^hl perJtd June, vk^,^^^^^^^^"^^ '^''^'''^ 
U recive^cation^^Xth 4.^ou.s ^pay^^ 

: :-nn to any e^loyee by eitv ^^^^L°SnSr 
because of membershJ-p or non-me:aL^eri. ^ne uux ;-. 


The iinest spirit, oi zo 
operation was displayed as 
To Claude Ryan and Richard 
Frankonsteen clasped !) 
over the new signed 1* 
tract. To be sure, any and all! 
emnity that might he.v 
between the Company o' 
and the Union officials, 
very definitely buried w; 

All present depsirted .- 
atci.osphere of satisfactif. 
friendly cooperation, 


In the case of consci-i.^ .. * 
of employees for military aex 
vice under the Selective Ser- 
vice Act, accumulated seniority 
protection is provided^ 

As a result of the agree- 
ment, machinery has been ■: ■• ' 
lished for the speedy ha: 
of all grievances which may. 
arise bet'veen workers and 

An fti'bitra.tion clause, 
datory on both parties, r' 
vides for a metliod of se 
ail grievances which guar 
that no grievance cexi ca. 
tersporary or permanent d' 
culties due to Itck of pj 
settlement. Tiiis erbitr 
clause assures that ther . 
be no interruption of pro 
ion during the life of ti^ 
agreement . 

Scch four months the CoRX 
will review the clasa-^ ■''■' --^ 
and grading of eech e;. 
v;hich determines his wage 
with tha purpose o*' - : ■ - '■ 
r;;clas3ificatio7" o: 
as justified bv 
e2\ployee' s r 

•orotfc:ccii;.a of the 


been d 

•tC IK 
are pt_ 

Contr ^ 

a iiOi."; „ 

y Frai',-' 

glneerii^ Walter 

i-faa poiuson '^ -.t person 

-... THIS MUST „^: ,:-—■■- -0 AM -r u. 
We are all free born ns 'w hn\'? 

leges that ot' 
.-■ l^et U3 bai.i^., ,-. 
^ passed and all work . 
;' the everlasting privilege c 

' rs ago Patrick Henry said "'jni 
:'ali'*. Todcy 
-ii-j we '■"' »'- -■ siicwii 

and r.ciy of 

utts for tnis Government of ours- the me' 


■rery ai. 

YOUR departaieni 

. , 1 ,- „ ■; -. . V .. •, ., 

ent3 are r 

in/ ■",■,-'•■ 

..... .,,.,, ) 

I H ]N K 

rdnga told yc 


2ian has ever been happy without hone? 

do Our ! F are such tha - 

s, and all t; history,, a gr 
od more than a slngie person. The 
.i&ve been ' — -■'- - r and won viere fu 
e.nd won by Americans puliirw 
yier as one. Now le how that togetht- 
'■' - .■aty and oleair r!..-;«iing we have c 
.'igs to work "^V+h a z'?al, fo work 
side J and say 

h& Wilt 




With the proud heritage of tens of thousands of hours in 
the hardest service to which airplanes can be subjected, the 
ST-3 is the crowning achievement in a long line of low wing trainers. With a 
longer and wider fuselage accentuating Ryan sleek lines the ST-3 abounds in 
engineering and structural refinements. Offered in a wider range of engines 
(2 radials and 2 in-lines from 125 to 160 h.p.) the ST-3 sets new standards of 
operating and training efficiency. 

RYAN AERONAUTICAL COMPANY, Lindbergh Field, San Diego, California 


Reprinted from AERO DIGEST, January. I9JI 


.-—-;*; ll«»r^.We-Tw^.' 


---i' SHOP 

JIMMIE BUTLJStl, late of " ' ' 

ant, now a stellar attr&c : 
i-ill presa in the Machine Shop, has taken 
count, "te've ne » lady but 

:. her pictures (c' . ji has a goodly 

jpply) the state of Kansas ia definitely a 
'me loser Beauty , Cnarm and Grac® 

.ally Jimmie s&ys "she can cook, toe 

More glad tiditags ?. ', DSV-T:-*/ and VIRGINIA 
3F11ENT are the provid, if slightly startled 
Ti-Vi=nt8 of Dewey, Jr„ Kinf""- ^^'^ vri!;;'.t A ^r-^p 
52,. Arrived Decamfcer .• 
iii your reporter are both a kittle Aate 
:.t anjnyayj Merry Christisias' 

HOV/ARD GRSSR and TOm:' JELI, of Small Partes, 
"e soon to be among the missing. February 
;rd will find theiii going thru 'a course of 
.-rcughta at the Fsdre's training camp in 
' Centro., Good l\ick^ S'^yst Siiis,ck ''em over 
le fence' Note to the Editor; Ruaor hath 
•■■ that HO"''ARD GREER is going to report to 
' ntro via Taconia. Seems aa though there 
iv small item of a wedding talcing place up 
^erC; HiSc tioi'e luck and happiness, Howard. 
-t forgot e-bout the fence in that case 

The lad that roEflis around t!-- ''■>'. fold 
;pB,rtffient muttarirxg aadly to : ' about 
-elders, is GORDON JQHHSj leadman in Small 
■ i Swell people is Gordon, bu " ^■'-- 

it„ a bit unhappy re welders 
T;.ose who might be inclined to wox'ry about 
the state of National Defense can rest at 
cfi,Be . It seems that Ichabod has put his 
loulder to the v.-hesl-— -Yes , and with FRA^ili- 
■JISH at his aide to see that he pushes agair^-'c |~ 
" -not sleeps 

^^Chief" KOLBEN, long time foremaii's clerk, 
A left U3. For bigger and better things 
= hope.. North Island. 3rd class Aviation 
-c-hanic. A loss to jaany of us in many ways, 
last kegglers will miss his trustworthy 
. lormance this aide of the foul line Soes 
■ the lovelies in ths front office will mis£ 
21, And. last but not least, all of us if 

.nifold will mis? ^i - ^^^^ •■■ >= ^ 
iC best of luck. 
The cry for aid to a blia cered 
red in the last issue is r- " 
i3 doing nicely thank y 
id in your eye!!' ' " 


-1 -' -..A 

DON ■ 

Produoti .,....,..,...,,..; ....,,,.^., . 

-allows in the Paint Shop • 
his new work: 

Everything ia running sB.i, ■■..■, .,,,., ,>,. 
g8;-.g out hei'e- "/e ais doing lur beet 



by -Vaiter 

Our department has been mak:' ' 

that have been proving very in 
educational., ,7e suggest that as .' 
p.-rtiaents as possiblv-< carry ou-*- 
there vsiii be a better undersxi 
what is going on in OUR FACTORY. 

Our "Boss" is the owner of 
Auto 5upt)ly Store in \,i Jolla-, He s. 
'*C'li give you a square deal 'so ; 
-Juat come out there and let me pri 

All of the fellows in our departrnt 
aspiring to be better golfers i ' 
which we th nk the Recreation I 
its Golf Clinic. ',?e suggest that 
CO ' ■ " 




any cip: 

Ballante , and Hurry 
ready to issue a r' 
for a match play ^ 

One of the fellows I not to men'; 
npjnse) in our dspartraent hat 
hprd cf late tijat ho has d'o 




"ACE" mr -' 


with the fair secretaries of the 
PLANNIl'JG DEPAR'r ■'■-'■' 'i to thr 
the toys who - . the g; 

Every da: c sound of the 
".\CE" is over i-u nis corner on ' ' 
stool having a bi rs to e-t and 
the girls Mo-^^ 

the other fell-^ z^ibiv:: 
football .mustac ' -"(^ ?> 
soaked laai; 
steals the he; 
-nc^r After .■. 

•'■.Vhy should we eat 

rcraft have r 

the pr 
Lnesa l 
aljaoat overnight from a small oxiiich ^ 
-ack^yard mechanics to a fuaX^ 
-..„^3try, anO. a very -^Tinnrinnr nr 
eyes of the nation 
[should all be proud to be ^dciibj-fiea 
tush an industry j, and especially shoi'W 
Lproud to be associated with the RY^ 

'ii-'&i t:i ^,,y short tLme I iv.ji. 
a organization- --about five ar.-. 
[ilf years- -the compaiiy has grown froai 
corner in the back of the sr' -^ 
.'i modern building we have no 
>elieve me, you have^i't seen any' ex 

:-a are rated "Tops" by the ..•. 
..■>.g program,, ".riarever you loi 
spapera, magazines and newBreels-'you 
Xeci as objects of admiration. "" " '" 
'^lOU worked on! ! 
!,ui"patent me'-vifoldSj due to the constru- 
Hows the engine to vibrate while 
J. remains solidly anchored j are 
over the aircraft world and wil^ 
■ idered as a "must" item on all 
. ^a airplanes-, 

is no industry at the present time 
-•3nds more on the skill,, accuracy ana 

ly oelieve the 
often lately,, 

lis I . 
in Eu; -,~ 

■on by American Labor and Democracy 
mved on American production lines". 


by Joel Stf!3.n 

up a keg 


i.a and 

The ST-3 is whipping into shapfr 
~ -lediter System is fv. ------ 

.._, _ _i'JiiS is quite a radic 
like to know if there e.> 

'-; to say a wc 

tell you about some of h' 


Night Hawks the 
• have ; 

-- V. ^ofore,, , - .i,^ve had no more 

thority to speak than a Ferry Boat Capta^ 
Oil. shore leave 

I understand that the wrestlint -^ ~- 
bet-.een "'A'easel" T.vans and "King I , , 
is to be refereed by Cenator Griffing of 
3mall Parts And speaking of Small P -' 
T/hen asked if musician Jimmie Nebel-X 

■y note., Leadmen Vemple replied, > 
....•;j-^ "ijv hearsay:" 

Frenchie P^oushee,, has finally parted wit 
3 sailplane,, and gone in for flying power 
ips. He expects to compete in the Alpb" 
a Rho meet next month. If you didn't I 
it is an international aviation f ratemity 
Speaking of flying, the newly organized 
flying club has added several new names to 
its roster, Namely those of Tommy Fewlj t 
Ight foreman; "Butch" Ortiz; Bud Mundel! 
already holds a private ticket, and Dc! 
Fliers in the club nov; flyirg -^i ^ ^^^\ 
Thomas t Jack Gagej Jens Nev-raan,, f.enny 
Spencer,, and Floyd Bennet who has a bit of 
tnjtae to his credit, as has Jerry Connelly. 
\ ..yone wlsking to join the club, or wishing 
7 information please contact the Membersh 
' ■^-?. comprising Red Hammookj Carl Thorn: 
,v&n and Uoyd "Sleepy" Horn. 
Did 7... P. Mallot tell you about his thre 
"" — ! Two are married and one living? 
land that inventors Carl ICruger and 
Bill Eioe are working on a combinationwater 
proof hip pocket , 

Just found out that Dale Farris and Carl 
e hail from my old stamping grounds in 
Talking over old times with them 
'>\cre raemorie : than a tax investi- 

^ been quite lonely since 
.. to the day shi.ft.. No one w 
Lk to him about Brooklyn. Jinanie R 
tae Crooner c has a new song called "" 
■Vhy Are You Blue!" 

This i* your old friend, the '.Vine hell oi 

i'^":'- ''--■-- off. By the way on? 

3 wife's false teet;. 
rk with him so thax she can't eat V. 
ond if he doesn't brin^; back i.,- 
. -rowed from me I'll tell you who h, 

"^B be: 

ay friend .va want to k 




HIi\N hoopsters, sinking buckets fro-i 
.1 ar.ylea, ;vere successful in theii' second 
ejo" la the San Diego CaijaerciaJi. League. 
There vjere several hundred people lookinf^ on 
: fts "THh liOlS FKO:.; RYI^» s-.vept the court with 
i the Folsofii's Badsiinton Shop Teaia^ ,dih 

everyone finding the ran£:e at one tiiie or 
! other "The Boys" left the court vdth a 34 to 
"■■ "v.'in" packed away, 

The court ^generalship displayed by 
;a.\' \iii3 by far the oast that they have 

' this yecr, TT-e tean is Inprcvinc 
-- --"ry start und should, as the season 
:>ll3 alone;, turn in 3c:?,q sparklin^^ i-)erforr.i- 
oes , 
"TlGliH" ilARRY FElias played the best 
lie of his career -.vith lUAK and deserves 
edit for keepin^; the tea::i fired up to the 
;i.,-iit3 of victory, "SLOPPY" JOL B/tSSG, vj&S 
istc-nding for his court .vork as vjell as 
ndin^: the range often eriough to be hitT^j- 
int ."ian for the evening" 
"PU:jHK.:UP" NEIL liS. FOni turned in his- 

steaxly perfor.Tiance and witn "Tl' I'" 

^i BORDI^i shov^ed acsrie of tlie aost --...«.*- 
i passing' that lias been seen here in .-aany 
doy, "GOCS> a.D" BOB CHASL was the spai^ 
u^' of the teai;i as he has been in the past 
v^eral caries, playing guard along with 
ill i'J'H" ED liEiiROKc All torether they made 
possible for the RYAK TE/i..! to sail on to 
ctoi-y. KLLP IT IJP FKLLOVltJ, W£ iuit ALL Ft 



It looked like a ftyan Field Day out at 
■ncho Sante Fe last Sunday, as all of the 
an Golfers v;ere out finding the easy v<ay 
• do vihat they all want to do, shoot par 
./■ures on the golf coiirse. FHiJ3 FCED,, of 
oduction Planning, GEORGL DE..", of Inspect- 
j:i, KALTLIi W/diffiA, of IJethods Encineering, 
>(} a host of other Ryan Golfers looked on, 
e driving: rain, to jct pointers 
just how the "Pros" do it„ 
..ith the Spring Golf Season just i^round 
orner, this is a he£j.thy siyn for t^lie 
,• an Golf Teai tihich '.vill cor.ipetp. in the 
-.-acrcial League.. 



.»ith a goodly nutnber of tho RXiJi LIASHJ 
UlJiLDl/HS on hand, the first fneetin.'; o' 
KYAI'i Golf Clinic was held Tuesday," • 
21, at the LLonteroLr Golf Fairway.. . 
'v'ALKEH of Llethods Engineering was 
by the Gang to head the Clinic, ana 
says, ".16 are goinr; to have a cli.n-ic - 
ooiain^r: to". Ail of the arraniTeinoits J 
been finally completed ;jnd the first ; 
will be FLBRU/'J^Y 4th at 7 K- SH./JiP, 
to the individual hovj rouch can be ' 
liis gane so "Come one, come all'- ' 
really lei.rri the fine points- li' 

Siindoi', February 9th, is the v,..c, 
first RY/Jfl semi-anriual ijolf tourno 

There will be special notices issu 
thixt everyone .jill be well iufomre 
the particulars of tb.s event. 

Will you please turn your entries .i 
the Personnel Office so thct stiirtin/- 
can be ai'r4in<;ed? This should be a i^r*. 
event so Cone on GOLFLHS H I M J Let's :: 
tiie first tournament a hard one to bea 


"Oiji? Py\L" FALiLi ni;.i..i .(.u a -x;uuu.;.;j or, 

is the px'oud po; of a 

golf clubs. (GOLF COUHSES iJa-JiiiL) H 
■'! LOOK OUT:* 
ifice is CP^ns to have the best 
eo3_f teapi in the liistory of RYAli.. Tht 
at this tine challenges any other ■•' 
or deparUaeacs in the entire RYA'. ; 
anj' type of coif conpetition— .iiatch p 
medal. Any teanis accepting the abovt 
challen£-e vdll please turn their teaci nr,y: 
in to the Recreational Director with tb 
course of their choice .listc 
' •"■' '^e arrant; ed a.? '■•'■^ •"■ 



ciiid i'v j You??? 

.--, ^ntereslv^.i ^i. -.^,n.t-o. to turn 

ine and clock nurrij.5r into the Personnel ^° '^®s^ about -: 
the various interested njenibers Hobby so that v/u 
_..^ together for a neeting to 
1 they will get under way, how they 
award prizea for the lartjest catches and 
and where vwuld be the most comdent 
o to meet.. This should be one of RYAN'S 
cresting CLUBS, Everyone is VJELCOloS. 

.e would aJ.L ^^xj 
iSe write up your 
can puolish it in the RY^'-; 
There are a few people 
saying coins and from the way the coin box is 
raided everj now and then it must be a lot of 
funo It v;oul.d be very interesting to kaow 
the ins and outs of this pastime, so cone on 
tell us about it-. There cire others v.ho would 
like to try it^ 

It nay seera to you that there i.ould never 
be anyone ir.tereated in your hobby, however^ 

be noted that this club v,ill include 
•5 of fishing— -Laka Fishing, Ocean 

Trout Fishing, Suri Fishing, and any 
■aekers of the evasive underwater "GEiB'i<>'''^ would be surprised to know that there 

"iFll.^ is the o.riginE.tor of the idea, 
oin hira to make a. "RKEL CLUB". 

are several people interested in it. Perhaps 
it will be possible from time to tine to make 
exchanges throivj^h this -column that v.iU help 

KILO;.ATTS "UJCKI" AS RYAN IS SECOND BEST make your bobby more interesting to YOU'j 
The Redd}' Kilowatt Team left the floor last ^''"Jiat 60 yon say? Are you going to tell us 

' ' taking with them a lucky 29 to about it J We hope you vvUlH 

le Ryan Teaiu,. Rt-ddy Kiloivatts f 


i as tops in the City Commercial 
70 J. seei?E The R^-an Boys are 
-..-. -iiig a shovdng in their league,, It 
fai' the best basketball that has been 
a the High School Courts this year, 
-a v.e say, the "Kilowatt Team" was 
r lucky to go away the ^vinner, "Flash" 
■ oi*ed 11 points to liold his posi- 
..,._,i scor«r in the Commercial League, 
:ns a loto 

is nothing but praise due the "Boys 
:" 63 they played stellar ball from 
ng v.histle to the closing homo 
JOE BA.JSO, "ThelidiJon" WALLY 30RDM, 
BOB CHASE, "Pushenup" NEIL m POTE, 
■" IDOSE SIRATON, "Slap Happy" H.\RRY 
Icooldbutlwon't" BUD SHrlARZH, and 
..lie fellows played by far the best 
•f the season to dateo...,. 



There is a very fine group of Ryan linploy- 
T banded together in the form of a Swimming 
" -' BOY are they, They are very 
..o have any aind ell of the Ryan Men 
:men ,ioin thera for a swim. This club is 
'. one that is functioning as a group 
i3 for the future that will be the 
ill the Ryan Organizations o Beach 
'••^3 Sir? Sw- RjiceSf'* And How 

„.„ng Iiietruc . "Sink or ovdm" 

motto and you can believe me there 
>ne sinking if tiiey join up with 
c-t-J-^fi .r-rTiin if ''V/at-er Dogs'", 

W© need a comiaittee to assist in m^j^king 
arrangements for the first ALL-RTAN DANCE, tc 
be held jji the very near future „ There are sc 
u'eny things that have to be done, a committee 
is necessary to see that all of them are taken 
cfire of in £. UAy that we eill want theme 

There wiJl be a very fine floor show with 
tv/o separate showings » We entend to have a 
.■supper served in the evening and all in all,, 
•m are going to try to j;iake this affair a 
banner one in the history of RYANc It is very 
importar,t that v.e hsive a good dance comndttee 
sc that £ll of ths details will be cared for 
ivithout exception^ 

Let's talk this up GMKi and put it over 
v,ith a bangc We should have at least one 
good dance a month,, iVith a good committee and 
: cooperation this is a simple 

^'-^-S vre can accomplish nothir.;^- 

i PUT IT OV£R«« 


\iould ycv. like another skating party???? 
You would S!^ Well let's have one,, Your Re- 
cn-'jation Department is readj"- and willing to 
-afljiiist a con.Talttee in planing the next "RYAN 
JB'" party c Let us have your names 
■; <-- get going on a great "Thrill and 
11" party without delay. We have several 
lexlovia and girls ".vho really good skaters 
ari.'! ar-3 jr.orf than willing to assist the be- 
:v'riner« ?f here is your chance "First Time; 
no better tine than right now 
:f thiis oportunityu How 
■olers" Let's GO'.' 

__ A|{\-*' 

TLulna Kapottat 


Vol. 1 No. 4 

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Ryafi employees will be privileged to inspect latest Air Corps bomb- 
ing, pursxiit and training planes to be shown here this Sunday ex- 
clusively to our v;orkers and those from Consolidated. On exhibit 
vdll be: 

Six (6) Boeing B-l? Flying Fortresses 
Six (6) Qirtis P-/,D Pursuit Planes 
Six (6) Of our orni Ryan PT-20A Trainers 

It is expected that the planes vdll airive for exhibit by 10:00 AM 
and vdll depart approximately 2:30 PH. 

This special inspection is plajined solely for Ryan and Consolidated 
aircraft workers (not their families) and it will be absolutely 
necessaiy to identify yourself by badge. 



SUNDAY, FEBRUARY l6th, 10 A.M, TO 2:30 P.M. 

^ ■ ^, 

\et& an 


\ng inoE 

INSPECTION by George Dew I IVffiLDING by Ken Murray; 

It appears that the Inspection Depart- Congratulations are in order for 
ment must admit defeat in Bowling at CILiRLES FRANT2, Chrome l/elding Foreman." 
least. In a no-handicap, throe {.rarac ser- Hc is the proud father of an 8 lb. 6 oz. 

ics, a picked night shift team defeated 
the Inspection Department Toati hy a comr- 
fortable margin. 

The night shift team seemed vdlling to 
accept good Inspection Department money 
too. However we' still claiia to be invin- 
cible in Tennis, Badminton, Golf, Archery 
Snooker, Pool, Svi'imming, Polo, sailing. 

bfil^y boy, (The father is doing as well as 
can be expected.) 

IIERLE GtlFFIN told me the other day 
that every night after work he went 
home and punched his bag for thirty 
jninutes (now just what does he mean)? 

GRAOTILLIu BG'MAN got a nice Deer Rifle 
for Christmas, lie has been getting in a 

Pinochle and Rejections and we also have a lot of practice of late (as far as I 

one Jitterbug, How about a little comr- can tell the Deer will be safe as long as 
petition in some of these hobbies? Granville is- aiming at them.) If he aims 

There are four Inspectors who are very at a tree stump that will be different 

happy these days. They recently passed the Deer will be in grave da-nger (need I 
Iholr Army Examinations and iiro now full- say more Satchel?) 

ileged magnetic operators. Congratulations If anybody interested in Duck Hunt- 
boys, I'll see that you all get that ^l.Oajn,;; would like to kno\'J hoT.-, in the mid- 
you have been dreaming about, (lie of the darkest night, with a- 410 

There is a certain fellow in Crib #3' shotgun, shooting only one shell, they 
who has had the use of two hands lately. could get 24 Ducks, ask JESS LIARTIN 
Now maybe he cati do his own metal sta:npin^ (better known as the "I'Jindy Major") 
if he can get a metal stamp. Be careful" The only thing that this scribe wo\ild lile 
bM HARRISON don't break that arm again. to Icnow is if Jess smokes it, takes it in 
Speaking of sports, I see that the fellows the arm, drinlvS it or does he just buy a 
have signed up for everything from golf to poor grade of coffee and thus get those 

craps , 

I have a suggestion to make along the 
line of sports, Hov; about a bicycling 
club? It's a lot of fun to got a group 
together and ride in the evening. At the 
I'ate taxes are increasing you v.'ill prob- 
'ibly have to sell your cars and get bi- 
cycles, so why not start NO.J? 
p'. S. Say, STONCY, hov; about that date 
ivlth BETTY HIIf/.G(HLDY LALIARR) that you 

bad dreams that become his pet stories? 
See you next week I 

ll'ETHODS ENGINEERING by Walter VJalker f 

Biography of the Honorable Judge V/ykoff : 
Judge VJykoff sat on the' bench in the 
County Seat of Boon Coixnty, V/est "Virginia 
his main duty being th e prosecution of 
Moonshine Com Producers of that part of 
the country. The most sever punishment 

were going to fix up for me? VJhat is the the Judge would sentence was to those 
matter are you loosing your grip? 



who would not give him his share of the 
. product in question. One of the Judge's 
.P.^^>']-^Pi|-^. ^J favorite tricks was to prosecute his re- 

latives, VJhy? Because no one else in- 

slipped over to the "Matrimonial Capitol" habited the Coimty, The Judge could be 

nd took the leap into future happiness. 

ch-vnged vows here in S^Jl Diego last week 
cvnd are now well on the road to happy 

Strangely enough both of the fellows 
are from the Plannishing Department, " To 
both couples we wish everything good. 

seen on most any Sunday riding his horse 
backwards "enjoying his VJest "Virginia 
Cold Slaw, VJhy was he riding backwards? 
Siiuply to* see who was going to shoot at 
Piim firsts 

! I 


nj< .-kV<«<>Mw«<4. V 



by Brad Harris \ \ TOOL DESIGN 

• 'VV/MW//W V/W/^AVAC: 1 

by Al Dimmingor % 

Here we go again... Your reporter has 
taken to hiding behind things and large 
people when LARRY GIBSON hoavos into 

sight "Hiya guy, got that column 

ready for me. .?" Frankly, Larry, no, 
but here g^es , 

Seems as tho JACK WALLACE has been 
cau(:-ht in a draft. Not the sniffle pro- 
ducing kind, hovfcver, but one of those 
squads east and west viriety, and in- 
stead of having a comparatively mild- 
mannered lead man to tell him how, it'll 
be a top-kick of the old school to vfhom 
Jack will be giving the "Yes Sir, No 
Sir" to. Well, good luck Jackson — 
come back a General! 1 1 

FRAM WALSH, leadman in Small Parts 
on the 3rd Shift, tells one for tho book 
to-wit: About 3:00 AIvl a few days ago 
one of his lads was attending to a chore. 
One of those rare chores th:'.t can be 
done while seated on a stool. Tempus 
vns fidgiting along when our hero began 
to nod. Finally Frank happened to see 
him fall sound asleep and do a Brodic 
off the stool behind the bench at which 

he was working Loud laughter,,,,, 

hovrever, when the juvenile lead in this 
play, did not re-appear with thtj ex- 
pected red face, Frank investigated and 
in a hurry. He told me that ho thought 
tho lad might have been hurt in some 
way, so he clipped a few seconds off the 
record for the eight yard dash, rounded 
the bench on two vjheels, and found our 
hero SOUND ASLEEP still I Alright, Al- 
right — ask Frank then. 

APOLOGIA,,..DEVffiY BEMENT stoutly de- 
nies that Dewey Jr. is "Jr." Dov/ey 
Richard Bement is the name, not Dewey 
Robert like his Dad. 

From a very reputp.ble source comes 
the information that Grace and JACK 
ZIPPVJiUjD are going to welcome a nev;comer 
in the near future. Maybe that's what 
causes that harried look. Vfell, being 
a father myself, that's understandable. 
Lots of happiness to you both and PLEASE 
no fo\ir-for-a-nickel cigars. 

Just between us: There is a lad in 
this organization who deserves more than 
a little praise for his unselfishness. 
Unfortunately vie can't pat him on the 
back because he's just a little reticent, 
Ycu know, one of those people that stout- 
ly maintain that what they've done isn't 
of much account anyway, so let ' s forget 
it "..,,,. It has to do with a blood 

Here's a few notes from the Tool De- 
sign Deprrtment. We believe in letting 
our hair doivn in public so we all can 
laugh— Now that the BIRDSALL-BIESHLirJE 
journalistic fued is over we can all 
focus our attention on ED SHEPERD, who 
on Februa.ry 2nd (Ground Hog Day) took the 
fatal leap — the leap into the Sea of 
Matrimony. We tender him our condolence 
and heart-felt sympathy, BILL 1"AGNER, 
Publicity Department head, reports run- 
ning into Ed and his Bride honeymooning 
at the Desert Retreat in Palm Springs, 

ARNOLD UNRU also from the Tool Design 
Department finds himself in a little dif- 
ferent situation from the above, for he is 
enjoying a vacation and having a rip 
roaring tira^, the reason being the ab- 
sence of his wife from home for a fev: 
days . 



by Everett Sherman 

Our Chief Bookkeeper MAURICE CLARK 
has been so busy of late that he wore a 
hole in the seat of his trousers. He is 
now decked out in his new Spring Enserar- 
ble. Have you noticed? 

. \ V.'/^Av '/rf,:-*. *. M 


by Walt Savage 


..., — I 

I ?jn only a pi ce of work 
yjhen I leave j'-our hands, 

you may never see me any more. 
But other people seeing me 

vrill see you. 
So put in me the very best you can. 
That I may go the way of all good vrork. 
Showing to the people what I cpjne in 

contact with 

That I came from a workman 
who need not be ashamed. 

transfusion. My hat, (if I had one) is 
certainly off to him. 

Speaking of children, which we were a 
few lines back, BOB BOOTH is one parent 
vihom I don't envy. Imagine having two 
sons, either of whom is plenty big enough 
to bat your ears down. Fortunately for 
the record and Bob, they are both nice, 
peaceful lads. 

By v/ay of introduction: If you should 
happen upon a person roaming thru the 
place with a worried look, and a pencil 

in one hand, that's me Ungrammatical 

but to the point. 


by Thu Shr.dowi 1 EXPEREIENTAL 


by Eddie Oberbauer^ 

■a-d !l A L :, VV»t■»k>Mi^J| » 

Well, here we go, over the same old 
route like a milkman's horse. First I 
vnnt to welcome newcomers STElWilT, 
BLANKENSHIP, all of Small Farts. 

You'll have to work harder in this 
department and it's hard to find park- 
ing space on this shift for your car; 
so you have your choice of prosperity 
or plentyTof parking space, Hov/i^ver, you 
have some great bosses on this shift. 
(I had to put that last line in; I hear 
they can read.) 

McQUITTY is in the st«ck crib now. 
Must seem natural to be behind bars, as 
he's calling timekeeper ATHERTON, "The 

DON WILCOX says he can read his girl 
like a book. Wonder if he uses the 
Braille System? 

That far-away look on JOE CASSGN'S 
face means he's "Day Dreejning on the 
Night Shift", Vilhatever happened to 
those "cousins from Milwaukee" BUTCH 
ORTIZ used to talk about? And how is 
DAVE VffilffLE going to keep the boys in 
the Small Parts working when they find 
out there is no Santa Glaus? At that 
party attended by DERR, HALLQUIST, HAR- 
everyone wore a red nose and a paper 
hat. After the party, they threw away 
the hat, 

AL TOBER came back again like insuf- 
ficient postage, after being ill for 
some time. 

All you birds who signed "Fishing" >as 
your favorite sport aren't fooling any- 
one, VJhy don't you tell the truth? 
Anyway, you don't know a thing about 
fish vintil you've t'-lked to "Lutefisk" 
Ernie Simonson, 

If "NHYSBOY" BRO^TNYER tells you a- 
bout the Scotchman who took his suit to 
the Detroit Free-Press, tell him to go 
peddle his papers. 

WARREN CORLEY is knitting sweaters 
out of dropped stitches for nudist 
colonies, R, T. LANE is working on a 
gadget to stretch pennuts for elepha.nts 
with short trunks, KlfJDLEY is trying 
to make two blades of grass grow where 
Hoover said they would, 

JENS NEIAWAN tells me he used to play 
a lot of cowpasture baseball until one 
day he slid into what he thought vtas 
second base. McCSCAR confides that the 
Redhead at that Drive-in Stand is hard- 
er than a fireman's hat. Cartoonist 

DUSTY PETTYMAN'S wife was called back 
E:ist because of her father's illness. 
Poor Dusty — anybody like to go out and 
keep him company? We hope that he will 
not be Ion. some too long. 

LYLE GOULD is back with us after being 
out for about two weeks because of the 

Flying over Mission Beach the last few 
d-^ys we have seen several I'Jhales break- 
ing ivater and blovdng. Quite a sight 
from the air. Have been keeping an eye 
on the mountains for snow. Plenty on 
those up north, but none down here (Darn 

Test Pilot JOE RUST says they sure 
v;cn't draft him now. He has juSt acquir- 
ed another dependent, a big Shepherd dog. 
A pretty big mouth to feed, Joe, 

A few of the fellows agreed to meet 
down at the Glacier Gardens for Ice- 
Skating Thur-sday night. There were over 
fifteen there; most of us beginners, 

JOHN VAN DER LINDE, of Final Assembly 
says he is out of the dog house. He 
bought the car, 

DONNELLY was given a mustard plaster vihcn 
he asked for drawing materials at a local 

Did'ja ever notice how ex-footballers 
into that wing back formation whenever 
STK"fART of the Tool Crib gives his imi- 
tation of Knute Rockne? They say that 
RED BECKER used to go thru left tackle 
like hot gravy thru a beard. 

SHARP" MINOR, and G.E. FIEHLER made quite 
a qua.rtet, singing the "Sea Gull Song" 
from "Hit the Deck". What's this about 
H. C. ZOOK and L, M. MOORE testing rubber 
checks for elasticity of endorsement and 
velocity of snapback, 

ROY GEESEY: "It's raining cats and dogs 
outside". JACK"ACE" GAGE: "How do you 
know, did you step in a poodle?" 

"DEADEND" GUSSMAN, the Brooklyn playboy, 
vfants to know how they dance out here? 
IVell, Gus, the only difference between 
dancing and wrestling is that in wrestling 
there are a few holds barred. Now comes 
word that "HUNGRY" DANl^IEVIK once won a 
pancake eating championship in Kansas, 
Brother, that's saying a mouthful, 

I have just time to give you the style 

forecast for 19/+1 "There will be little 

or no ch-^nge in men's pockets this year". 

If I ?jn right, it proved that there is 
a first time for everything. 


Skipper T. J. Johnson of the Laaicy 
Bath Tub , the ' nans of the bahy ^'acht 
he so adtaires, betook it upon hiraself 
to take his friends fishinn; one iveek- 
end. He told them all about the big 
Pork Fish being caught off Point Loraa, 
Enthusiasm ran high and so it vvas 
"anchors away" and over the bounding 
main for the Skipper and his friends. 
Arriving safe but wet, they started 
out after the catch, casting lines over- 
board. Expectations ran higli to fever 

pitch — no bites, not even a nibble 

then followed gloom, 

Ko'.v the Skipper knev; his stuff, so 
into the galley ^•;ent he and soon out 
again with a nice piece of salt pork 
for bait. The members of the party 

took one look and turned green -/ith 

envy. This so upset the Skipper that 
he turned green too, not to be outdone 
by his friends. 

Then v;hile they were all gazing into' 
the briny deep, v;ith that far a-.vay look, 
the Skipper claims and sv:earfj by it, 
that the biggest Pork Fish he ever Sim 
cane alongside the Bath Tub and start- 
ed Spraying him vjith v;ater to revive 
him, so he could guide the Leaky Bath 
Tub and his friends back safely to 

r.S, Last request from the Skipper 

"DonH talk Pork Fish to my friends," 

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B3."ore painting, to keep the rafters 

from rustin' 
Tun painters had started their dustin* 
\:e ranted and raged 
And had Carl paged 
Before heads xvith lead, 

vve started bust in ' , 

Jack '.festler 

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You meet up rrith the Never Never Llan 
once in a while. Regardless Of all 
coaching in his line of work, hie lane 
excuse is, "I never did this or I never 
did that". 

My advice to that young man is "don't 
go VJest, go back into the nursery to 
your dolls and blocks, because you 
haven't gra-xn up yet. 

1 1,LAJ>IIF0II) _ -^^ Second_ Shif t by H._ J.^^_^^^ 

Congratulations again for the third 
edition of "OUR" newspaper. Em come 
one whole blank page? IVsa it lack of 
contributions? I sure hope v;e fill it 
the next time and I think vje will because 
the boys get more enthused after every 

1 v'ould like to be on the Dance Com- 
mittee. You see I've had some experience 
with the St. Josephs Cathedral Club and 
the Catholic Youth Orgajiisation here in 
San Diego including chairmanship of their 
very successful ig'IO Convention of which 
I aiu very proud. 

In thit very fine article "Frem the 
Factory", by Jack Lunday, he says "\'/e 
are all loyal members of a team. Let's 
work together," I wish you could wit- 
ness the competition betv/een the day and 
night shifts in the final line-up section 
of the 102 Manifold Department to get a 
position on the "Varsity", 

The very first thing that the fellows 
do when they come to work is check the 
difference between the number stamped on 
the last stack completed the day before 
v/ith the corresponding nur.iber on the 
last ■ one done by the shift going off 
duty, and then, trying to out-do them. 
At first one might think 'that this ;vould 
tend toward carelessness, but the In- 
spectors are too wide-awake to miss any 
flavjs so 'we are forced to keep up to 

Now I have a suggestion that has been 
looking for a favorable "outlet and you 
are that outlet, Messrs, SFATON, ORTIZ 
BEM'TETT and LOVE do a fine job in relay- 
ing ideas but there are little tricks in 
lining up a stack that seem inconsequent- 
ial and yet would be a great help to us 
boys, so if we could manage to put about 
tvvo boys on tlie Night Shift on the Day 
Shift and visa versa for three days or 
a -.7e6k, vje could get some ideas from 
them, and in turn give them some ideas 
of our own. I think that in this way 
v/e would become more efficient and at 
the same time improve our friendly 
relations. If you cannot publish this 
suggestion for some reason, please see 
to it that it gets to the attention of 
liessrs, Molloy, Barton, etc., to see if 
they agree with the plan. 


Bo it knew that the Production Flan" 
ning Department is hereby accepting 
the challenge of George Dew and the Ins" 
puction Departraentfor any type of com- 
petition that they so desire « We'll 
take you on in anything from marbles to 
the gridiron. 

We would be most interested in chall-- 
enging any department to a track meet or 
a field day. This might be a good plan- — 
to have an interdepartmental field day. 
Beside the ordinary events usually ran 
off in a track meet we could have a lot 
of novelty stuff so as to give everyone 
that so desires a chance to compete for 
the fame and glory of his department. 

Our men are all in pretty good shape 
after the chasing we have done to get 
the Static Test going and so we shall be 
able to accept a challenge on a moments 




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The Personnel of the Manifold 
Department and of the entire 
Company join in expressing 
sincere sympathy to Utrs, Eugene 
G* Griffin and family in the 
hour of their bereavement, 
Vife all miss "Dad" GRIFFIN, 

those who knew him well 

those who worked with him — ^- 
those who knew him for only 
a short tme and those who 
knew him only as a personality. 
He never seemed to be too 
tired or too busy to respond 
with enthusiasm to each joke 
or repartee. His life of 
loyalty^ cheerfulness and 
kindness endeared him to all 
who felt his presence » 
It is indeed gratifying to 
know that when we, too, cress 
the Great Devide, we shall 
have no truer friend waiting 
for us than "Dad" GRIFFIN. 
We mean that sincerely« 

Foreman Manifold 
Second J 



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In view of the rapid expansion of the 
Aircraft Industry, it is felt by many 
leaders that education 'and production 
should go hand in hand. 

Many liinployees of the Ryan Aeronautic^. 
Company are constantly questioning the 
Laboratory on many processes, which are 
in constant operation in the shop. Begin- 
ning with this issue, and in each suc- 
ceeding issue, as space permits, the Lab- 
oratory will discuss these various pro- 
cesses in relation to the materials as 
used in Aircraft Construction, In a 
later series, the materials themselves 
will be discussed, 


Passivating is a process for the pro- 
tection of Stainless Steel, Parts are 
immersed in a solution of Nitric Acid 
(HNO3) for periods ranging from 20 to 30 
minutes at a temperature of 120 to 150 
degrees FahrerJieit, The consentration of 
the acid ranges from 17 to 20^, 

The Nitric Acid oxidizes the surface 
of the Stainless Steel thereby preventing 
any further weathering or deterioration 
of the metal. It should be noted at this 
point that the OXIDE of a metal, generarjv 
speaking, cannot corrode or rust. It 
follows that when Oxidizing (rusting in 
the case of steel) is complete, no furthe 
damage can result. The oxide film formed 
on the surface of the Stainless Steel act 
as a barrier, or a safeguard to prevent 
further action on the exposed metal,' 

Since no color change takes place, it 
is impossible to tell by visual inspectidi 
wether or not a part has been passivatedo 
Polished parts may be passivated without 
harm to the polished surface, 

CAUTION: The Nitric Acid used in the 
Acid Tank has little or no effect insofar 
as dissolving Stainless Steel is concerned 
but will readily dissolve Chrome Molybd- 
enum Nickel, or mild Steels, 

Process and Research Engineer 

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Socialism: If you have tv/o cov/s, you 
give one to ,youi- neighbor. 

Communism: If you have two covis, you 

give them to the Govei^nment 
and the Government then gives 
you some milk. 

Fascism: ,.Jf you have t'.'o covjs, you 
keep the covis and give the 
milk to the Government; then 
the Governr.ient sells you 
some milk. 

Hev; Dealism: If you have two cot;s, you 

shoot one and milk the other; 
then you pour the railk dovm 
the drain. 

Naziism: If you have t?.f0 cov/s, the 
Government shoots you and 
keeps the covfs. 

Capitalism: If you have tv;o cows, you 
sell one and buy a bull. 

moTQ maniho 

BEKi'IE'rr, are there any memberships 
open in the Association of Peanut Eaters? of BEMETT, I wonder if he 
vfould like to be tagged ^^dth the monicker 
"T1.TO Pin" after losing by that number to 

"BUTCH" ORTIZ better get a lock and 
chain for his badge because we h."ve it . 
from "SLEEPY" HCRW, a very good authority 
that the place is haunted, 

have their brothers v.dth them nov; .and 
-we sure hope they join us at Ryan's. 

C:\RL ICTUEGER'S wife is going bo be 
operated on next vreek. Here's every 
good wish, Carl. 

"FERGIE" FliEGUSON complains about • 
washing triangles and v/alking the floor, 
but he sure is proud of the nev; addition 
to the family. 

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There is nothing v/rong v/ith healthy 
dissatisfaction. To be too contented is 
to stagnate; to be discontented in the 
right way is to force progress. All 
the good thing's you and I enjoy are the 
direct results of someone being dissatis- 
fied vdth things as they vjere. Vj'e vrould 
be living in caves if it were not for 
dissatisfaction, and to have one say he 
is dissatisfied vath his present place 
compels admiration, that is, if it is a 
healthy dissatisfaction. 

We might describe the difference 
between a healthy dissatisfaction and 
an unhealthy one as the attitude toward 
one's vrork, his employer and fellov/ 
employees. To vdsh to progress not at 
the e:cpense of anyone else is healthy, 
but to be selfish and vdsh to progress 
over the dov/nfall of someone else, is 

Briefly, the above confirms an 
old adage, that it pays to give a bit 
more than you ^vere paid for. 

Come in a bit earlier, leave a bit 
later, learn the business a bit better, 
and in your" spare time, plan v;ays of 
helping yoxir employer. K you have 
sometliing good, tell him about it and 
don't expect a raise the next pay day. 
Render service and in due time, the 
money part vdll follov; after you in 
amounts to compensate you vdth the vrork 
you have put in your efforts. This all 
ca].ls for cooperation on your part to 
promote yourself to the better things 
in life, 

IVe don't have rain in California. 

Against such heresy I'll v/arn yuh. 

Though you v/ill hear talk, it's true 

About lov/ fog and heavy dew. 

As "the fog vras avtful heavy 

And it busted through the levee" 

Cr "So-and-so viras founded 

To have been completely di'ovmded 

In a gutter running full of heavy dev;." 


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by Betty Frank 

If you hear a lot of grunts and 
([^roans among the office force you can 
probably trace it to badminton. MILDRED 
ALKIRE says there's no future in it 
though. You play to aid that girlish 
figure and then end up by eatin,.<^ t'wice 
as much and nursing sore muscles all 

There now remain just two girls yfho 
have not been asked out by (never mind, 
v;e knovj VJHO). VJhat's the matter girls, 

Where's your oomph or was your name 

omitted from the personnel list? 

Just recently Receiving begon issuing 
discrepancy reports marked vrith a place 
for comments on the bottom. The other 
day DICK DEVJEY brought one in marked: 
COivaffiNT "Our only descretion is the 
shortage of one dozen little dx'ills." 
And still another read "Shortages do not 
make a good receiving department." Just 
wliat would make .;i good receiving depart- 

Have you seen WILBUR GREEN'S black 
shirt? He stood up one of his girls two 
times last week; could be he is"ning 
a lost love. Or does he really u'ear it 
because it is warm and onlj'' cost 98<|;? 

If you are hccaded back the ntiilroom 
■■'Jay take a look at some of the ties 
fiSHAFFEY wears. WOVIIAre they atrocious? 
ROY KELLEY took one look and said "That 
settles it, I'm goin,g on the water v;agon'.' 

After riding homo' in LAIiRY GIBSON'S 
jalopy one night I take back everytliing 
I said about Johnny's Locomobile. It 
seems Larry's little job is minus a rad- 
iator cap and after about two blocks 
when it really gets warmed up it gushes 
forth like "Old Faithful". Your feet 
burn up but Larry says that ' s just the 
steam seeping through the floor boards. 
So he simply opens the ^vindshield to 
lot the steam out and you freeze to 
death. Boy, the things I don't go 
through for dear old Ryan Aeronautical? 

I'll close with a friendly little 

reminder You still have time to get 

the little woman a valentine. Incidently 
there are only 251 more shopping days 
i-uatii Christm-' s . 

(Betty's address is 135A- Dale Street. 
She asked me to give it to you so she 
■vould get all those valentines.) 

by Jack Lunday 

The Spirit of the Factory is something 
you can't see, something you can't touch 
but you can feel it. Deep dovm within 
ourselves there is an exbra sense, one 
that tells us "Atiether evc'/r.hing is 
satisfactory or not. This sense tells 
us vrnether or not the Spirit of the 
F-ictory is right or ^vrong. 

Y'Jhv.t does your sense tell you? 

I remember my science teacher in 
school telling the class about a l-'.dy, 
who, seeing a little boy spitting, 
stopped and asked him what he was doing. 
He answered, "Spitting". She admonished 
him and told him he should stop it. He 
rvoplied, "Alright, but before I do, I'm 
going to be the best spitter there ever 

That is the kind of Plant Spirit we 

All of us cannot be the best there is 
but as we each try, we become better than 
We vfore. VJhatover we do, lAriien we try 
to do it better than anyone else, we 
naturally do it better than it has been 

This effort on our part reflects the 
Plant Spirit, for as we all strive to 
rc'.'.ch our own goal of being the best, the 
Spirit of the Plant becomes that of 
friendly rivaliy, of cooperation and 
satisfaction, Mien each of us has been 
told by our extra sense, "There's a job 
well done", the Spirit of the Plant 
Seems to say, for all to hear, "Here is 
the best product money can buy". It has 
been made by men who are satisfied with 
nothing but the best, and wo are satis- 

If you want to spit, be a spitter, 
but be the best spitter there ever was. 
I believe Benjamin Franklin in "Poor 
liichard's Almanac" when he said, "A thing 
worth doing, is worth doing well". 

Tlic satisfaction to one's self, of' 
Icnovdng that he did the best he could, 
is gratifying and is evident in the 
quality of his work. 

Let us keep our Spirit "THE BEST 



On V.'ednesday Evening, February 5th, 
the Ryan Camera Club had its first meet- 
in j, BILL KELLCR, oi" Engineering, was 
appointed temporary chairman pending the 
election of penuanent officers. 

There v>iere about 30 Ryan people at 
the meeting all of whom enjoyed every 
minute of the three hour meeting. There 
v.'ei'e several showings of interesting 
pictures, such as 200 feet of film taken 
at the 1941 Pasadena Rose Parade and 400 
feet of l6 ram, Kodachrahe Color film of 
the Ryan STM-2 Seaplane, 

The members of the club arc now in a 
position to secure all types of pictures 
both interesting and educational. They 
welcome all types of Cameras into this 
club and plan to have many interesting 
meetings where instruction in picture 
talving will always be foremost. 

It is interesting to note that the 
club as a group can affect worthv.'hile 
saving on the purchase of camera supplies 

The members vjish to stress the fact 
that this club is for all types of pict- 
ure taking, "Amateur' Photography at its 
Best" is their motto, and they are sparg- 
ing nothing to make this possible. 

Anyone who is interested in this fast 
moving group of "Camera Bugs" should got 
in touch with "Ace" EDLIISTON, of Layout; 
BILL KELLIjR, of Engineering-; or Edward 
HLRllN, of Engineering. 

The place of the next meeting will be 
a.nnounced in the next issue of YOUR 
Ryan Flying Reporter, 

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The Ryan Tennis Club got off to a 
flying start at its initial meeting held 
Friday, February 7th, An idea of the 
enthusiasm of its members may be gained 
fi'ora the fact that three of the twenty 
men t-hat turned out for this first 
gahtering are on the third shift, 

CARiIACK RERRTUM heads the ladder corar- 
imlttee which includes JII.[ HOBS ON and 
GEOIGE BC\;DEN. This committee has already 
formulated a set of rules for challenge 
matches which are to begin immediately, 
Al"iNOLD MEYER has been selected to manage 
the club. 

Initial rankings have been determined 
by the committee on the basis of past 
playing. All men who feel that they 
"might just as well beat that fellow" 
are urged to become active. This very 
definitely includes men from all shifts, 

A ladder box is being constructed, 
and will be mounted in a prominent place, 
V'Jatch for the announcement of the next 
meeting, and be sure to attend, 

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THG.iAS EIliONS, of the Inspection D<^ 
partment, and a group of Ryan Employees 
are very much interested in Drama, They 
ai'e anxious to get started on rehearsals 
for the first Drama Club Play to be 
staged sometime in May. They are in need 
of several fellows and girls, so that a 
strong cast can be built up for a suc- 
cessful "First Night" 

They hope that there will be many vol- 
unteers for this club as it can become 
one of the most useful clubs in the Ryan 
Recreation Department, 

They have already chosen the play and 
ai'e ready to get going as soon as there 
are enough interested employees to make 
the play a success. There are so many 
ways that this club can be of help to the 
Recreation Department that all interested 
in Drama should turn their names in at 
once so that rehearsals may start without 

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There is plenty of spirit shown as 
the second half of the spiit-season of 
the Ryan Bowling League is vjell ■underway. 
There really is a lot of HOT competition 
as ir.any of the teams are trying to hold 
the top spots, and the underdogs are 
scrambling for 'the top five nings in the 
Bowling Ladder, 

M. Marco's 273 game is still high by 
quite a safe margin, not only in the 
Ryan League but in the entire City cf 
San Diego, To him we say "Nice Rolling" 
The standings at the close of thu fourth 
week of competition are as follows: 


OFFICE 13 3 












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With the first half of the City Corrr- 
mtrcial Basketball League a thing of the 
pa.v.t, the Ryan Team is out to break a 
strtak of tough luck that has been with 
T.heiu for the past five games. All of 
tr:o games that the Ryan Boys have played 
in have been settled with a point differ 
ence totaling 16 points for the five 
games. The last' half of the schedule 
is far from easy, but the team is really 
ready to put all they have into it and 
"Play for Keeps" in every game, AJLl of 
the boys are in perfect physical cori- 
dition as well as in a very good frame 
of mind. 

We ask that as many as can come out 
to the games be there as it helps the 
team to knots that there are some backers 
in the stands that are pulling for them 
to hit the "hoop". Come on fellows 
let's give them some support « 



Seventeen of Ryan's "choice Divot 
Diggers turned up at the La Mesa Golf 
Club last Sunday to fight it out for 
supremacy of the links. The fellows 
report that they had a great time and 
their only hope is that there will be 
more fellows on hand to compete in the 
next tournaraent to be held sometime in 

None other than "Our Pal", M, Marco 
with his new set of matched clubs, was 
the winner with a 94"26-68 net. He was 
playing by far the best golf of his re- 
cent comeback. GEORGE DEV/, of the Inspect 
ion Department, pressed him all the way 
and finaly wound up in the second spot 
with a 98-25-73* George was just a little 
off his game, so we look for some hot 
competition from him in the next tourney. 
Not to bo out done, the Time Keeping 
Department, sent their star HARRY KISTER 
into the battle, Harry won the low gross 
honors as well as coming in third in the 
not play with an 88-11-77 • 

We hope that all of the Ryan Golfers 
from all of the shifts will turn their 
names into the Personnel Office so that 
we can have a much larger tournament as 
well as form teams to compete in the Air 
craft Golf League, along with Solar, 
Rohr, and Consolidated, Come on fellows, 
let's make Ryan the Aircraft Golf Champs, 

There will be a sign at the "Guard 
House" displaying the time and the place 
of all of the remaining games that the 
Ryan Team will play. The schedule for the 
second half is as follows: 
Thursday, February 6th, San Diego High, 9 PM 

Ryan Air vs La Jolla Surfers, 
Tuesday, February 11th, Municipal Gym, 7 PI^ 

Ryan Air vs H & H Malt Shopc 
Thursday, February 20th, San Diego High, 8PM 

Ryan Air vs Veterans of Foreign Wars 
Tuesday, February 25th, Municipal Gym, 8 PM 

Ryan Air vs Camp Moreno, 
Wednesday,March 5th, San Diego High, 8 PM 

Ryan Air vs Neighborhood House Juniors 
Tuesday, March 11th, San Diego High, 8 PM 

Ryan Air vs Coronado Crowns, 
Wednesday, March 19th,San Diego High, 9 PM 

Ryan Air vs Mint Cafe, 


Vol. 1 
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FEBRUARY 28, 1941 


7ath C.A.A. static tests for the ST-3's Approved Type Certificate out of the 
way and. tooling for the ne\i job practically completed, the Fuselage .^,nd Viing pro- 
duction lines, and the Final Assembly department will soon lose that recent vacant 
look v/hich followed completion of the export STM-2 trainers. 

A greater volume of the famous Ryan 
Trainers than ever before will soon 
fill the Final Assembly floor as the 
new planes near completion b-sfore their 
test flights, and when the latest fac- 
tory addition for sub and final S-T 
assembly is finished PRODUCTION IN A 
BIG VLAY will begin in earnest. 

For the past two weeks EDDIE 
OBLHBAUER, his right-hand man, BUD 
iv2I}0\IT'Il, and the rest of the gang in 
"Experimental" have been burning the 
midnight oil getting the 3T-3 ready to 
leave on demonstration flights. TJhen 
the "X" plane takes of f from here, pro- 
bably the latter part of the week, in 
the capable hands of EOB K'ER.LINGSR 
(from across the field at the Ryan 
School) it will be equipped rath a 
transparent sliding hatch, cabin heat- 
er and a "dummy" landing gear controls. 
Briefly, the ner; job has caught the at- 
tention of Important people I 

The first production job of the nevf 
series is now on the Final A.ssembly 
floor where JOHN VAN DER LIJOE and his 
boys are getting it ready to h,op to 
'Vright Field, with test pilot JOE RUST 
at the controls, for the Air Corps' 
final test flights. After that v.-e'll 
be through talking about the "ST-3" and 
begin to refer to the "PT-21" vjhich is 
the Air Corps' official designation for 
the job. 

Still later we'll have some "tiR-l" 
planes going dovm the production line, 
and these will be for the Navy. 

Last v;eek was a busy one for the 
Engineering Department vdth C.A.A. 
static tests of the ST-3 being run Tin- 
der the direction of VJ. M. "MC" 
CATTRELL, Project Engineer, assisted 


Engineers PYLE, ROSACItB:R and BORDEN. 

The latest of the Ryan lov/-wing open 
cockpit trainern bears the well-known 
'S-T" designation ,'\nd in general has the 
I appearance vrith v.'hich we have long been 
] familiar, but othervdse it is an entirely 
■I NEiT airplane. It has been designated and 
i to advantage of the lessons 
; the Company, its pilots and engineers, 
I have learned by years of production ex- 
■: perience with this basic tj'^pe. 
•; Tne first of the nev.' Ryan ST-3 models 
J are po\;ere.d with a radial engine - a 
; Kinner five-cylinder air-cooled model. 
I Hov/ever, it is also available with the 
; familiar in-line Menasco engine if the 
\ purchaser specifies. 

; Many important changes over previous 
; Ryan trainers have been incorporated in 
I the nev; ST-3 model. The fuselage is 
I v.'ider and longer, assuring roomy cockpits 
* for student and instructor. The entire 
] treadle-type landing gear unit has been 
} changed and allo\;s for several Vviieel and 
I brake coribinations. Tread has been in- 
> creased by more than a foot a,nd the 
jv.'heols ai-e nov: set further forward. The 
; familiar streamlined wire-braced wings 
'; are used, but they now have a 4°10' sv;eei*- 
■jback. The 3T-3 fuselage remains of sema- 
I monocoque stressed metal skin construc- 
] tion. 

I Liuch thought and planning have gone 
I into its design, and into the tooling and 
I jigging for the nev; plane as it is to be 
f the Comoany's main contribution to 
I National Defense, since it has been se- 
l lected by the Government as one of the 
; primary training planes for mass produc- 
jtion under its type-standardization pro- 
\ gram. 







Published by Emoloyees of the 
through thoir '/el fare Department 

Art i';ditor 
to this issue: 

Larry Gibson 

Lee ^isterdahl 

M. Marco; Dill Vfegner 

Bill van den Akker 
Sam Ereder 
Adelaide Sniith 
J. C. lioakes 
Jaiues Roosevelt 
Euli •.'iartin 
::. u. Cattrell 
Departr.aental Contributors : 

Manifold , Night 3 
F.andoiii Thought 3 
Carpenter Shop 


The Tjjae Clock 
The Gravn Yard 
IJig-ht hai'dcs 
The Snoop Set 
Office Prattle 

Brad Harris 
Ray I..'orkor/ski 
Genevieve Boyer 
Carl Iluchting 
Ken Liiirray 
V. J. Park 
Georgfc Dev/ 
Eddie Cberbauer 
Safety Conmittee 
"The Bat" 
"The ohadov;" 
"Brenda & Cobina" 
Bet-ty Frank 

Organization Contributors : 

Ryanettes liildred Alkire 

Cameici Club Ace Eriirdston 

Drama Club Torriiriy Emmons 

One of the Flying Reporter 'a enterpris- 
ing reporters, Tor/imy Enunons, has .shovn 
his aptitude as a demon nswshound, turn- 
ing up for this issue \vith the folloxdng 
exclusive statement on aircraft and 
Kational Defense from the President's 


Having seen the gro'.vth of Aircraft 
as a weapon for defense increase so 
a.ma7.ingly in the last fevi years, it is 
good to see in our ovm "back yard" 
here in San Diego, an equally pro- 
gressive advance. You v;ho build this 
strong nrm of safety have the thanl^s 
and test mshes of all of vis I am s\ii"e. 




All Ryan employees vdll be interested 
to knovf that v;e are just in receipt of 
the letter fi'om China, quoted below: 

"I returned from Cliungking about tv/o 
veeks ago zav\ during my visit discussed 
this matter vdtn various officials in 
ti:.-j Government; and Cormiiission of Aero- 
nautical Affairs, as a result of v-hich 
1 gathered six Ryans were destroyed dur- the bombing of Loivdng. There was 
no opportunity of saving any of these 
planes, aJ.though most of them vrere com- 
pletely assembled and had already been 
test flov.Ti, as the raid v;as a complete 
f:urprise and there v.'as no time to fly 
them to another field. This is rather 
unusual as tlse Chinese have, an e:'d:,remely 
efficient coiiimunication system and the 
firr-t alarm is genei'ally sounded an hour 
and the urgent alarm tv^enty minutes, be- 
fore a raid. Hovfever, Loiwing being in 
the back of beyond has no toims or vil- 
lages in the surrounding vicinity and so 
the first intim?ition of a raid r.'as the 
actual di-opping of bombs. 

"In addition to these six planes, tvfo 
more v.'ero destroyed during a raid on FurtiK-rmore one plane cracked 
up and v.'as destroyed enroute from Kun- 
miiig to Chengtu so the supply vdll pro- 
bably not last very long. 

"Generally speaking, I am pleased tn 
advise that both tlie pilots and officials 
are very satisfied vdth the Kyans." 

\/ /.(., 



) . ( rO- 


The Personjiel Office is glad to an- 
nounce that there rdll be a memiber 
of the Income Ta:i Board present in 
the outer office of the Persorjiel 
Department, i.Ionday and Tuesday, 
Iferch 17th and loth between 2 and 4 

This man vdll be there for a two- 
hour period each day, at vrhich time 
he vdll answer any and all questions 
pertaining to tlie STATE ir!CO:iS TAX . 
This applies to all of the Personnel 
of the Ryan Company. 

M. liARCO 
Personnel Director 



There are man2/ tinie clocks in inany 
places. V/e're going to im-igine they can 
see and hear and talk. It may be one 
or the other of. them which vdll begin 
to tell; some of his stories in this 

Every worker in his department looks 
him straiglit in the face every day and 
he has seen many of theri come and go. 

And the tis?.e clock hears o.bout every 

thing that goes on around hijii too 

;^ood nev;,s 3nd bad. 

He has hung up there on the T«jall for 
r long v/hile and he's liad plenty of 
tiine to tick out plenty of thinking. 
i\ll this has made the time clock a wise 

old bird. He understands people he's 

keen and practical and s^/mpatlietic and 
up to the minute. 

It so'onds funny but the people vfho 
"pmich" hiiTi are his friends! Among 
other things every "puiich" whxch he re- 
gisters shoots a thrill through his 
v,'heels because lie knows that one of his 
pals reported for duty safely or has 
just completed a part of a safe vrork 

\ihen the tJjne cards don't move "in" 
and "out" as they shou.Ldj the time 
clock soon learns "'./hy. RemeraV)er — The 
TLme Clock Ivnov/sJ Read vihat ne says! 


to zemembet 

VJith the European situation rapidly 
approaching the expected Spring climax, 
Aiaericau aircraft are going to be more 
in the nev.'s than ever. In order that 
our employees vfho are so deeply inter- 
ested in aviation may be able to iden- 
tify the various American aircraft par- 
ticipating in the conflict abroad vdth 
the ISritish forces, the follo^ving list 
showing the British names for these 
planes v/ill be of interest in helping 
to identify in your minds the partj.cular 
airplanes as they are referred to in the 
nev;s reports. 

CARIBOU (Bell Airacobra) 

BUFFALO (Erevrster) 

MOHAVz-K (Curtiss P-36 Pursuit) 

TOMAHAWK (Curtiss P-40 Pursuit) 

LIGHTNING (Lockheed P-38 Intercepter) 

MUSTANG (North American's nev; Allison 

poTJered pursuit) 
j.P.NCER (Republic Pursuit, formerly 

VJJNuEANCE (devt.'lopment of the Vultee 

Vang-'aard Pursuit) 
LIBERATOR (Consolidated four-engine 

B-24 Bomber) 
CLEVELAND (Curtiss Navy helldiver) 
BOSTON (Douglas DB-7) 
DIGBY (Doaglas E-18 Bomber) 
ivLARYLA?© (llartin 16? twin- engine Bomber) 
BALTB'IORE (iviartin Bomber — probably 

their Flying Torpedo) 
CATALINA (Consolidated FEY Flying Boat) 
HUDSON (Lockheed iJomber) 
'/E-MTURA (nevr Locki-ieed Comber, develop- 
ment of the Lodestar transport) 
BESIRJDA ('"•rev.'ster Navy Fighter-Bomber) 
LliiRTLET ( Crrumjiif^n Fighter) 
Ki\RV;-.RD (North /jiierican Basic Combat 

YALE (North American Basic Trainer) 
CIIS3AFEAI<S (Vought-Sikorsky Navy Bomber) 

The Boeing B-I7 Flying Fortresses 
T.'hich will probably soon go to England 
have not yet been given a British name 
nor lias the Douglas B-23 
yet been given its designation by the 


:KoP£CTIOI: DEPiVHTIvSi'.T by George A. Dev;| | j m - ERnSHTAL by Eddie Ob erbauer 

The first day the 2, 000- ton steamer 
"Chamberlain" '.vent aground in the bay, 
HMiRISOK, V;ALT SIETOKS and yours truly 
out in his boat to take a look see. All 
vTent -..'ell until they arrived at the 
scene of the groundinij. TKSH, tl;ey too 
v;ent .'i.trround cindj as a result, took 
raiite .-i ribbing froin t!ie sailors aboard 
the "Gliamberlain" . 

Aftwr much rockino-, damning, and 
pushinfi" v/ith a pole, Skipper Johnson 
"uni^rounded" his craft, whereupon a 
sailor .-iboard the steamer yelled in a 
Vi'ell-:uoclia.lated scream, "Nov/ lend us 
that pole."' (an imp>J.sive fellow.) 

The other ni.vht J. }!. SJiiPSON of the 
Inspection Department, T.'ho rooms with 
CAi'-ilciACrl BlKRYIilAJJ of the same Department, 
v;oke up in the irdddle of the night feel- 
ing that he was catching a cold. He de- 
cided to use a little "Vick's" in his 
nose to kill the cold. Being a consid- 
erate young man, and knowing his "Vicks" 
Miss on the bed table, he never tiurned 
on the light, but reached until his 
hand encountered a bottle. Wl-iat he 
used didn't seem to help his cold, so 
he got up and tm-ned on the light, and 
discovered he had used "liJK". 

To ds.te vfe have received one chal- 
lenge tc our claim of being superior in 
sports. The Production Planning De- 
partment has challenged us to a Badmin- 
ton match, v/hich v.'e v/ill report on in 
the next issue. 

V.'e have teams ready, i;illing and able 
to accept and meet all challenges in 
Softball, Swi.n-Jiting, Basketball, Rifle 
ohooting, Salli'.ig, Power Boating, 
Cycling, Crolf, Tennis, Handball, 
Archery, Badminton, Bonding, Checkers 
and "STWF". ',/e really mean TEM.iS, too. 
V."e guarantee to m.eet ail challenges 
v.lthin one week. Com.e on, let's have 
some opposition. Our team members are 
drawn from the Inspection Departm.ent 

Say, Lairy, we surely appreciate 
that Golf Clinic, '.'hy can't we get 
more out. It's free, and we get les- 
sons from some of the best "pro's" in 
tovm. Last Tuesday there ivere about 
fourteen there. laessrs. FliMN, BOVi'DEN, 
'.TBLLU.3 and yours tru_ly of the Inspec- 
tion Deoartment \'/ere present. 

"GAPY" CAFRON is our ace now. He can 
fly alone. If anybody shouJ.d hear some 
unusual dive-bombing, it could be "CAPY". 

Imagine selling your home (OCwtOj 
then not being able to rent another and 
ending -ay, by living in a boarding house. 
That's our ^//ALLY EUTIOl and 

Flight test section, along vdth final 
assembly looks avffully slim now. They 
say it is a].l because of Iilxperimental . 
I don't believe it. Incidentally, we 
have a rr3 mock-up over here now. 
TEX MARLEY can't understand why we should 
be building a covered wagon in an air- 
plane factory. Stick around TEX, you'll 
see more yet. 

Boy.' Has the C.A.A. been piling the 
lead on our airplane? lic-t being able to 
break it that v,'ay, they tried to shake 
it to pieces. I don't believe they trust 
ovir vrarki 

BUD luEDLI^JER managed to chisel one of 
C. Vif. KIRBY'S empty cigarette packages 
(VJings) . They sent it in hoping to win 
a Piper 65 Cub. How about a ride. Bud? 

Seems we have a little rivalry be- 
tween our aces LEIXIg";iR and GAPBON. He 
who arrives at the airport, first after 
work flies the airplane. Our present 
overtime work seems to upset their sched- 

If anybody should vrant any information 
as to the value of food in calories, see 
C. YL KIRBY (the Experimental boys ^vill 
verify this statement). 

It's not true that GLIiffi sold his 
chickens to te^t pilot JOE "RU3TY" RUST, 
but CLIi'E does want to know if it ' s eggs 
JOE carries around in his car. 

Say, Don, I really did not go to 
Carlsbad last Saturday. 

I see that cur boss, ML THOIvIPSON, 
finally got av.'ay from the V/illys. He 
sprouted out xdth a new Plymouth the 
other day. It sure must be nice to be a 

'iJ.i ANIFO L D I.'iailT I-LWJKS 

by The Shador 

Reraember us? Here v.'e are again, and 
you are probably saying, as did the 
needle to the nudist, "So vv'hat". 

Despite the fact that ROM.\N "SCOOP" 
MCRKOV'/SKY intei"'/iev;ed every iiipn on the 
night shift, including DAPPER DAN BUR- 
NETT, he still doesn't believe it's true 
^•■rhat they say about the Chinese. His 
vdfe bakes the best chocolate cake I've 
ever v/i-apped a lip over. If you don't 
believe me, ask "BUTCH" ORTIZ. If I 
co'xLd find a girl v/ho dishes up a moal 
like IvLRS. CAllL THOMAS and balces cakes 
like 1S.3. MORKOV/SKI, I'd consider niatri- 
mony myself. 

FREklCHIE F0U3H£E says he's cutting 
his v.dsdom teeth. Oh! j'ou think it's 
about time too, eh? 

That bout between "hTwYSBOY" BROVJI'IYER 
and R. A. VvILSOW will be settled by a 
dual — marshmellov.^s at forty paces. 

Tl)e pe;:.nut stretcher R. T. LAIiE, in- 
vented really works, as I sa\Y "COVffiOY" 
I'JET. and BUTCH ORTIZ all dipping into 
the little bag of peanuts that SilACK 
BURBAtJK brought to v/ork. 

The little girl at LaRonda says she 
likes RED BECKER'S smilu. She says 
he's cute and looks like the Campbell's 
the bov.'ler, says his new family is do- 
ing fine. S.U-I BOOTH has nothing against 
foreign relations, provided th.ey don't 
come to live with him. 

^..'e are happy to announce that iilRS. 
CARL 1<21UGER is home from t,l-:e hospital 
and on the road to rapid recovery. !7e 
knew a doctor once who was so absent 
minded that he operated on a woinan five 
times and then forgot what he vras look- 
ing for. Finally ho installed a plate 
glass, so that he could go window shop- 
ping. Tsk, Tsk. 

R. •;:. AIjDERSON drove to Los Angeles 
to meet his wife who came out from Ft. 
Collins, Colorado. Vfnile in L.A. they 
visited moi'e places than 'Tendell V/ilkie. 
AKiDERSON by the v;ay, used to vrork for 
Henry Ford, the vibrator expert. 

H. J. PC'v/LEY is trying to sv/ap his 
parts truck for a Good Humor vjagon. 
STEVE BEVER looks like a floor walker 
vdth his yellow Tag Day Specials. 

BOB SVJAFFORD: "How can I ^et hold 
of iir. aarco??" 

E. P. MLLOT: "I don't know, he's 
pretty ticklish". 

DATO 'TEI-IPLE says that now that his boys 
know there isn't a Santa Claus'^, he had 
to promise them each an Easter Bunny, 
and speaking of bujinies, .... CEF.TIFIiD 
SAi'.II.iY SAIIA, says his rabbitii may be able 
to multiply, but it takes a snake to be 
an adder. Since DALE PARIS had his car 
fixed, it runs like a churnj pardon me, 
I mean charm. The reason RED SCH.IEFFER 
is vrearing the fedora, is that he's been 
chilled to the bone. J. R, EXLIIffi had 
bought so many attachments for his car, 
that he's afraid th,e sheriff will pro- 
vide the last one. 

are about three hundred men on the 
Second Shift, and there are sixty park- 
ing spaces mai'ked off for the Second 
Shift, half of which are filled up by 
the day cre^.i- — well, you figure it out. 
Last nigiit I parked half a block this 
side of the Plaza. 

Did i'XDIE vr^SER ever use the hair 
tonic he received for Xjnas? He certain- 
ly has a fine head of skin. FRANK BEM^SET 
by an aL;.ost unan.urious vote \/as acclaimed 
the most popular plant policeman. ROSS 
"HAP" MILLER m^\de' several chairs and a 
table for a breakfast nook, all out of 
his ovm head, and had enough v/ood ].eft 
for a footstool, he said. 

Note to BILL WM'.iER: Don't let the 
razzing get you dorm just because the 
invention didn't work the first time. 
Bill. It vj-as a good try and maybe the 
next one vn'J.l click. Just remember, a 
guy never hit the ball as long as he kept 
the bat on shoulder. Bettei- luck 
next time. 

fLiNK DAUI'l: "Don't worry, v;hcn I 
first cajne here I didn't have a shirt to 
my back." K. R. SANCHEZ: "VvTiat have you 
now?" HANK: "A shirt." 

I^ARY v/on the v/restling match with the 
weld pounding machine. Best t^'o falls 
out of three, but it ^ras a tough match. 
The guy ;,'ho stole CAPlL THOIvIAS' "tools is 
low enough to steal vfhiskers off a 
barber shop floor. 

That inverted slot machine with the 
paddle v;heels and built in jackpot is a 
1926 Overland and is driven by "GU3" 
ter v/hich one drives it, it goes steadj^^ 
by jerks. P. T. BUSH remembers when CEC 
FARREIiL was the third jerk from the end 
on the high school tug-of-v;ar team. 

EARL idjUBELL'S girl thinks he is a 
baseball player - she calls him DIZZY 


by Carl Huchting| j^.E UING 

by Ken Murray 


If it is possible for ne to find out 
through the "Ryan Plying Reportor" of 
any members of the National Coicrnandery, 
The Naval and liilitary Order of the 
Spanish- .''vmerican '.Tar, who nii:;ht be work- 
ing for the Ryan Coinpany, I v;ould in- 
deed appreciate that courtssy. I arii a 
Junior Life keinber cf that organization 
and therefore I vjould j.ilce to knov."- v/ho 
(if any) they may be. 

Everj'thing is going on very smoothlj'- 
in our department. VJe are sincerely 
gi-ateful for the things \:e. have to do 
each day. We certainl;"- appreciate the 
many "Than}c -you's'' extended to us Vjy 
the boys from the other departments, for 
for our services rendered. SERVICU 
ITITH A SMILj: is our motto. 

There seems to be some talk about us 
having a nev; work shop. We hope this is 
true and that the Ryan Company vail in- 
stall a "Siilted Peanut Dispenser" near 
JACK PEi^lT'S desk, especially'" for hLm. 
The poor guy is knocking off weight 
from the extra steps he has to take 
each day, running to the lunch vragon at 
noon for that nickel bag of peanuts. 

Au ReToir 

For about a year and a half 
there was a man in the lianifold 
Department whose cheerfixl, fun- 
loving personality made Ryan's a 
better place to v;ork. a few daj'^s 
ago he passed ar:ay but his happy 
spirit is still \:ith us. Even 
though his passing marks an un- 
happy day for us and his r.df e and 
son, v/e all are indebted to him 
for making oui' lives a little 
richer, a little fuller. 

According to good authority 
that boui'ne from whence no traveler 
returns must be a pretty nice 
place. Having knovm him, v.'e know 
that, wherever it is, it is an even 
nicer place by virtue of "BAD" 
BEfniET'S thoughtful, kindly pre- 
sence. And so. Dad, from those of 
us who knev; you but slightly to 
those Vviio loved yon v:ell, it's not 
goodbye just Au 'voir. 

"Chief" C1-II:ISTIaN was having trouble 
getting a grip on his torch the other 
day, and it seems as though a little 
Gev.'-Gav/ vjas the trouble. Chief accused 
everyone but the right one. It could 
have been somebody getting back at him 
for a v;et seat that happened the day 
previous. Give it a thought, Chief, 

AL SCIffiLL would like to knovr who 
the party was that is responsible for 
his toppling from his lofty perch? I'll 
tell "ALL", Al. It was only a poor lit- 
tle match that caused the trouble. If 
you don't believe mo ask GEORCE LAI^JE or 
SLBi L-hDROOT. They stood by and watch- 
ed the match cravd into the place in- 
stead of the steel pin that was support- 
ing your stool. How's a'oout it L0Y3? 

PAUL VEAL has new car troubles. If 
you doubt my veracity, note the worried 
look on his face, or is it a ne"u' addition 
to the family shortly? 

A certain foreman was a little late 
the other day. Could it have been a 
"Poker Party"? 

In all sincerity I wish to commend 
the PltWit Police on their splendid work 
and I knov.' that all the fellov.'s are try- 
ing to cooperate to the fullest. There 
is one particiiiar officer who is a bit 
hard on us fellovifs we think, as he 
takes his stroll through the Manifold 
Department about the same time every 
morning, Your scribe is one of the fel- 
lovrs v;ho is trying to cooperate regard- 
ing badges, but these cold mornings with 
everybody having the sniff els and v/ear- 
ing their jackets for a while 'til it 
warms up a bit, s.ome of the badges do 
get out of sight now and then. 

The prize of the v-reek goes to BOB 
GARDICE and NOEL BOOTH. It goes like 

this Noel came to v;ork the other nvoi'n- 

ing -.--ith a pair of muddy feet. EO!. said 
to NOEL, as the whistJ.e blew, "You go 
out and vTine the mud off your shoes". 
NOEL looke'd up and said, "''.Tiet shoes?" 

So as the 7 o'c],ock whistle blov;s, 
ray parting thought is this: 

If I should die before I vrake. 

Please take care of ray Ponti-ache. 



f"^ % "^0 


oughts u/otth tkinLlng 


Oeorffe .felt called upon to ^i'-^'G sonie 
"expfTt advice" when he saw hov: fast 
Hi.rry t'ror'ccd, "You'].l v/ork your,-;el.f cut 
of a job", he said, "and if you vfork :jo the f5.rst day you'll bo e^q^ected 
to kce;o it up all of tho t:ijue." 

"I''.:i not worrying about; I like 
to i/orK," laujhed Harry. 

'['he days passed, and still liarry keot 
l-usy at his nev; job. 

"Harry, you v^ork as thou;;h you v/ere 
the o^mer of the rlace," spoke Georje 
at^-ain one aay. "Hov: much i^re thuy p''.y- 
j.n-f 3'ou?" 

"Oh, enough for a beginner," 7/;:.s the 
reply 5 "why?" 

"If you're not careful, you'll be 
doing tvjico t.he amount of r:ork you're 
paid for," v/arned Cieorge. 

"I'm not vj-orryin;; ai~'Out tliat either',' 
chuckled I'^arry. 

And sh'.)rtly aftoi', Georf'^-e v;ondered 
vihy hi? v'as lot out, a.nd vdiy Harry IV?.- 
c-:3ivod a promotion! 


From ancient and distant shores, 
May be heard the cannon's roar. 
Ther'i men cease to bi* frae, 
Or knov." the nauie of Liberty. 

Vftiile close to the L'lnd v;e hold so d^ar 
Dark clouds of v;ar ar^- gathering;; near. 
To threaten our g.Lorious Libertj'" 
'.Tnichi v/as won for you and .;Tie. 

Tlien Jet us some rdsdom borrovj, 
From other ilations in their sorrow. 
Our fate to theirs vdl.l not compare, 
If we continue to sdec^uately prepare. 

So let us pledge our hearts anew. 
To the I'J.a^" of the Red, hhite and Blue, 
As united under her colors we stand, 
To preserve tho Liberty of our Land. 

by Eula "icirtin 


"Ho Ihi",, I think I'll look for an- 
othc'r job", is a roinarlc often heard j'roiu 
r.omcout. "'ho thinks the ffracs is (,'rei^ner 
on th:; other side of tlie fcncc:. (l.l- 
lusioar^, that's all) 

Before you change your job or tovm, 
to better your coniiitions, suppose you 
try changing your mental attitude, 
associater. and habits,; then ,r:o to 'Tork 
and vrork h'?.rder thari you ever worked 
before. If thuse rk>n't bring desired 
results, jou may rest assiu^ed, you 
would have been a failure in the other 
tov.Ti or the other job you miijht have 

GET YOUPl oar in, TOO! 
Let's Have Your Contributions. 

a good start and I think vfe'l.l all have 
to admit that the last issue ^^ras miles 
ahead of the first number which came 
out on Now Year's Day. 

Hovrever, to keen .■:^romnfr and to make 
the FLYING REPORTER the readable, inter- 
esting journal it can becomcj, we need 
ev ery o no. ' s L (iL p a nd su ggc st i. o n s . 

Therv. are tliree things YOU can do: 

1. Turn in your cm '-.-ontributions; 
either about your oep.-'.i-tment, or 
upon any subject you think will 
be of interest to other Ryan 

2. If you'V', read something J.atelj'^ 
which you thinic i\dll be '-if int<;-'r- 
est to others, clip it and the 
editors idll condonsc or re-vrrite 
it for our own magazine. 

3. If you can dr'.jw, let us have your 
cartoons as we can now roproducL, 

. tliem, or if you can't draw, give 
us your ideas for a cartoon and 
Lf;o Esterdcihl or someone on 
staff vdll dravr them up. 
The giLards vdll accept a,ll contribu- 
tions -'.s you pass in and out of the gate, 

-777 '^ViaxO). 




i-iildrsd A].kirn 

All of which re.rj.nda ne I I 

Tlio wcraen of Anierica today, -like 
'Hir l^Gthers in 1916 - are: be/rinning to 
senno a iriv; challrn.'ie, Once moro we 
are havln;^ an opportunity to assist 
those who , called u;^on by fJnclo Bsta 
to .i.nsiore the freedon of our living. 
The Ry:in girls -dro honoi-ed to bo a^nart 
of th- nulse-beat of tlrls new industry 
T'h.ich hc'S survived its infancy and Ip 
no"j awakonint,' to bocoiuo the ■•'orld's 
j'oremost It^a.-kr. Gent-leTien of RYAW _ 
the RXAKKHZE salute youi 

And nov; froM the subU;;ie to tlie 
ridiculous. The question theee day?, 
.instead o? beiafT "Hon;,^^^ are you makinr; 
ai\v raonoy?" is, - "Honry, wh-it Is your" 
conscription number?", all of '«niich 
reminds me Helen Butler h- s ,■. beauti- 
ful carat on the third fing-.)r, left 
hand — J wqnd.^r if Ec'. know:, a .Senator. 
Oh yes, and 3.utty i-r.ank still hasn't riven 
■-in ans^ver to the 'luesti on of why ishe 
do^.sn't object to having two days off 
J.n .a rov: — could it be that tile littlj 
l-'.dy mu^t clean a cottage for two? , 
whicli r(iffiinds me, Lenore^ Barr -ind hush.:ind. 

■ M'e building a nev; home hjm 

V/e welcoiae iVilbea Jacl-cson into our 
;riidst — th. lord raidnt reminds me that 
'w, "missed" Dorothy Llanning on her birth- 
'i'W - (I know it i.s a terrible pan, but 
at lijast ib has given m<.; ah txcuse to 

■^■-ay, Congratulations to Dorotliy) and 

"11 of v.^ich reminds m.j, Con-rratulaticns 

^-. Y.--X.Y Mansfield, Good Luck anri Good by,-. 
Che^^is leaving us for Civic Service over 
at North. .Island. However, sh'.-- has pro- 
mised to attend the .^iyanettc' s Luncheon 
Club from time to ti.iie. 

All of T.hich reminds me that I.iarv 
Freda's boy friend would like to know 
•ihead of tim>. th.; day th<. Tyanettes 
h-av- their Luncheon, so thrt he too 
.flight en.ioy pernardiiii's i^ell-knovrn 
pe:^sonlng —(could !iu mean onions?). I 
.Lcar the gui.i macliin^ '-as overv;orked, 
rll of which remi.nds me wc liad tv./enty- 
thr>.e girlt turn out to th<-. .Luncheon 
o.nd Jimee Phillips (}iov .lid ]iic name 
■g-t in a girl's column) s.'!ys ve need 


The Rv.-n Caj.iera GliT.b will holrl it's 
r^gu:L'r mont}ily mneting, Monday, M.\rcla 
5th, in th-. Conference ^oom of the 
£'in Diego Chamber of Commerce. 

Bob JohnGon : nd liay Pyle, of Engin- 
eering have some interesting color'"' 
slides th.-t .'re; to bi.. .shevn at this 
m..c.ting. Another inter, r.t.lng attraction 
will be th.. shomng of the movi^ film from 
a Lor; .^ng'-;les Concern on Color Iloter 
Tests .-nd Kevers-il Process. A. M. L^>,rkin 
vail havr j^everaJL priz.j vanning "still" 
shots on display vrill be very in- 
teresting t'- thoE., interestrd in th-t 
tj'pe of photogra-^hy. 

Th'.; election of th>v club officers 
will be held r-t tMs m:etii:g. For this 
reason it is import -nt th.-t -Ul of the 
"Fhoto Fane" of ih j Ryan Gomrmy be on 

It is to be reraemberi:d that th^.ro 
rill b. available S mm. nnd 16 mm. pro- 
jectors, to be used in shoring e,ny eic- 
tir. i- th.''t ;-r\y be of general interest 
i.'- +h;. club as a v.'hol ., 

-:£ ■?!• * 

DRAl^TIC "cnJ3 

by Tommy Enmons 

N-gotL-'tions are be-ing made for a 
two-act comedy and rehearsals will 
start in the v ry near future. 

Th. fty-'H Drcamatic Club is etill 
slio.rt th ; required numb...r of members. 
It is not iraper-^tiv'. that members have 
previous st.'ge exoerijnce. All we need 
is plenty of enthusiasm, and the desire 
for eiajoyment. There is no profession- 
•.lism connected with this club v.tetso- 
ever, so th't m.''ke s us r:ll ajii-teurs. 
Vfti^thi^r you are t.-ill, sliort, fat or 
thin, th.;iv; is a o'.rt for you, ^ lot 
of fun for all, ,'nd by .-.11 me: ns, a 
great h.ulp to the Uelfare oepartnent. 
All v.'ho arvj j.nterested, pie se contact 
the Recre.-i^.tion Of f .ic : or Tomjriy ^.imons, 
or M.'inifold Inspection. Den't hold ud 
production folks, let's sb-rt ROLLIIJ' . 

mor than th-:t, for the word "T^-'enty- 
three" is ilways followed by "Skiddoo", 
-nd we aren't going to do thp t for we are 
just st.arting — all of reminds me — 
how did this get st- rted? Thanks for 
.lie tuning. 


by Brad Harris 


b;'- y. J. Park 

Talk about getting off to a late 

start J Since becoming a scribe 

it seems that my life goes sv*ishini- by 
in spurt.s of two week intervals.,.. 

Soems to me there are quite a lov; 
nev faces in iianifold Assembly. Hi ya, 
guys. ^'Jelcane to the beat find pound 
department. Vfcen you get used to the 
water cure and the warm washers you'll 
find it's not a bad place at all. 

HARRY ROBINSON'S youngf^tsi's are home 
from the hospital, and doing nicely - 
thanks. Just to point out the crosses 
some of us have to bear — Harry is 
the proud father of SEVl'lJ children, all 
of whom contracted whooping cough at 
the saji.e time .....' Harry says that it 
sounded like a grand conclave of the 
F : ve Nati ons . . ( Indians , - rer^ember? ) 

ROLLAfID VSRIIER, cheerful right bower 
of Jiiranie BUTLER, is leaving us. As we 
greet you at the door this afternoon, 
Holland will be on his way via Seattle 
and various way stations, home to 
Ashland, 'A'isconsin. As a geographical 
note, Ashland is on the shci-es of Lake 
Superior. According to histroy, there 
is another reason for its name. Accord- 
ing to Rolland its because of the 
piscatorial monsters with which it 
abounds. As a fisherman, R. Werner is 
,an odd sort of duck, in fact, in all 
of his Vjaltonian talus, the big ones 
DIDN'T get away — at least he's original. 
He tells me that he is going back into 
fur farrdng..3ez I "Fur what..?" 
Sezee, "Fur Mink and Iviuskrat". Strict- 
ly golden-bantam, but irresis table. 
Roll and stated that he vtouIH be glad 
to send any of the office levies a Mink 
coat on Vv'ritten application, ... (COD) 
Good luck, and let's hoar from you, guy. 

PAT PATTERSON, Tijnekeeper extra- 
ordinary, is either one of the world's 
luckiest people, or an exceedingly good 
weather forecaster. An;;nvay don't bet 
him a cigar on whether or not it will 
or ;vill not rain. 

Met the young lady who does the 
extremely good column called "Office 
Prattle" ...Seems that she mentioned 
in a preceding issue something about 
loud whistles being the lot of ladies 
who ventured into the shop. Humbly, I 
insist, if the writer of "Office Prattle" 
was th-; victim, thu Vv'histlcs were loud 
in ad;nir?ition and vmre not intend^jd to 
be anjd:hing els<.-. See you later.,.. 

"The EngJJie^rs, they have no fears, 
etc." Hi, GcngJ We've missed some of 
the first issues but we'll try to catch 
the forth -coming ones . 

Cigars will be in order this coming 
March, we hiar, and the gay to pass 'cm 
out will bt! that Herculean of the 
Engineering Departm.ent, (selfnnado, too) 
E/vRL K0P3. The poor guy has been hook- 
ed and is getting married. We who have 
our Anchor s have warned him, but it 
did no good. (Courage Earl) 

Tough luck. Girls of the Office, 
that's one you missed, Hov;ever, there 
■ire still seV'-ral "Fertile Fields" you 
can stake a homestead claim on. For 
detjiils sec m'.;...(of course, theru will 
be just a slif^it charge for this.) 


So you guys think you're pretty good, 
vh"? Vi'ell, let it bu known we have in 
our midst "God's Gift" to the Y.H.C.A. 
(he pounds a typewriter) who'll bu glad 
(I .am sure) to accept youi' ev^ry chall- 

If there is anyone \iiho would care to 
have a liberal education in photography 
just come up ?nd seu us some time. 
There is always someon..- vhc will be glad 
to show you somi^-thing that he has just 
whipped out, ar>d enlighten you on the 
mysteries of "Photo". Tal'.e my word for 
it they aru all experts, they think, I 
ntan I think, I m';-an I am suru, 

CAUTION, don't carry any old coin on 
your person, for there is a certain guy 
up hure that vdll snatch you bald-headed 
for them. Not mentioning any names. 

To th« I'est of the boj^-s in Engineer- 
ing, if you have any dirt on the fellow 
you want to get off your brill imt minds, 
se'j me. 


Joe - Do you hear what I hear? 

Bill- No, what is it you hear? 

Joe - I believe I hear a rapsody. 

Bill- Heck No, that's no rapsody, 

that's Mike in the Sub-Assembly 
singing the dying Swan Song, 
aft.:.r he found out that Linseed 
Oil makes a poor soldering flux. 

motQ nLgnthaw, 

J?'RRY COK^'-niLLY says that when he took 
Lis first solo flirtt rfceatly he felt 
like a swallov; taking off for Caristrano. 
".tLFEPY" !K)R:' doesn't like his new boots. 
Hfc thought when he left the fi.rn he'd 
never have to wear the;r. ai;aia, but he 
says things are pretty thick in the 
Inspection corner. 

Did'ja ever see """F/'.SEl" FV/MS and his 
pretty wife Jitterbug? Their specialty 
is the "Flo'wer Dance from Pillsbur-." 
T'atch '"-HITEY" T/.,£i.•U^SE^^'C '.var dance 
some time. If ony of youse mys. are 
still residing thic :^taff, you are rtelly 
gluttons for punisliment. You'd be 
further ahead if you went to a nifjht 

:lORi:.i'.I FF-7':RDS! "They tell .ne an 
ar;:iy travels on its stomach." 3ILL 
j;.JPMTi.V: "i^fot ne, I'll join the cavslry. 

i^vo, that wasn't c prayer neetin^r 
fellows. Thc.t was p&rt of the gang 
trying to nake out their Income Tax. 
.^11 of these mathematics are reasonabljr 
honest, subject t.' rtferendaa and recall, 
but better pay taxes than belon;' to the 

Oh I you lacdies in the DROP HASOIR 
Department, this is funny, eh? ""ell, 
did you ever try to ^et out of the door 
at ni"ht, v/Jien you v;ere wedr;t d betvifeen 
a"F,M "7. LKLR ^ MD " HT t t/y" Yl- RRP LL? It's 
like tryin;' to nudge an elephant out 
of a bov'lin^j- alley, 

I aiay be on tht shady side of tht 
eiifht ball for saying this;, but I htar 
tliat "CHUCK" K.JURCK several times made 
a three cushion cai'om off the piano, 
dining table ano sloe v. all, trying to 
get from v.htre he to where he had 
to go, on his day off. /.s'c bin. 

BUD Fi'RR says tliat vmen an Abyssinian 
warrior go^s to war, he takes his vdfe 
vdth him — he mifht as well stay hoine. 
BOB xIORG/M aayr; that if it's as hot in 
the next world as it is in front of the 
h^at trtat furnace, he's going to mend 
his ways. y. ORTIZ tells me his butcher 
was given a suspended sentence on a 
oromise to mend his weights, ^"i3"i 

an argument over -whether ont fortif- 
ication equrlc two twentyfi cations. 
'^.OL, LTMrr.RFF.LT was in '"ashington at the 
timL the old soldi' rs had a Bonus to 
pick with the '"diiiioistration. 

) FULL THROTTI£ - by '" . IJ. Cattrell | 

In these days rYi.f.n important things 
as well as the trivial, tend to be 
easily forgotten, it seems rather late 
to mention static tests on tl:e ST-3. 
N'ivertheltss,. since the completion of 
these tests and the publication of our 
last issue of the Rj-^n Flying Rt.porter 
were so nearly simultaneous, this note 
has been necessarily detained. 

Each ana every one who had anything 
it ell te> do with the prep'r-:tion and 
running of these tests knew the import- 
ance of hi* particui-r p: rt of the 
program and gave full cooperation in 
helping to complete them within the 
time rllotcd. 

The first thought ■./.■ s that the job 
W:;s rn impotsible one due to the time 
limit; therefore, you men heve reason 
to exhibit a certain amount of price in 
knowing th.-t you did • gr- nd job in 
completing the parts : nd various tests 
in the mcnner you did. 

^^ov the t,-sk of completing our first 
production ST-3 vdthin the n^xt tvro 
weeks confronts us. To some of us this 
may again seem to be :^n impossibility. 
Let us remember v/hrt happened vdth re- 
g- rds to the static t^sts. If v;e vail 
all put in our oar anc really pull to- 
gether, we will again be justly proud 
when the ship is completed on schedule. 

r. ch of us is familiar with the fee-l- 
ing of pride experieaced when a tough 
job h:s baen v/ell done, so let's all 
sh; re thit feeling and accept the 
challenge offered by the ST-? production 
schedule v;ith th>: cctermin; tion to .n-- ke 
-nother record showing for ourselves. 

FLOYD BT-.T^!FTT'3 favorite musical 
selection is, "She \..s a Butterfly's 
Daughter, and I was the S'^n of a Bee." 
'"ell, I ,^otta go now, I think I hear 
my dr.- ft number celling me. 

— Th.. Shcdow 

•i;- -:r 'I'- V. -J^ iJ- 

"7- NT :'DS — FJ.CK/WGFS 

If you arc interested in - sports- 
man or camp trailer, all conveniences, 
contact me any time during lunch period, 

^d. Roehr.itioldt 

SuU- Assembly 



The ch'mgos ra'^do by th^; fi.i-st Revena=2 
Act of 1940 wore 30 f^r re'iching tlv^t 
nonrly ivory p^n^ f-"infu,lly .juiploy ^d 
in the. Unit 5d Status is now within thn 
scopii oj? th'-. Fodoral IncoR., Tax Lav.-s, 
This is bjc,';usvj th-3 i-^vj requires the 
filini"^ of return." by all single p.;rsons 
with n .!{ross incorei of '^800 or nior.^ and 
oy ill married p'-i'sons, livinr^ toi-^oth^r, 
with 3 ;;ro3s income of V^fOCyO or xnorj, 
Accordinf:'ly, many individuU.s wrho h':v; 
not hcr'^toforo bc;on aff ^ct^jd will filo 
u Foder-.l inconvv tax r^-^turn for the 
y.-nr 19/^0. 

All t^txp-zj^vs ar, int^jrcstod in k^-op- 
ing their income tax .■•s low as possible 
■^nd the iraoortancfj of so doing incro-^sos 
as the rat'js of tax becoino higher. The 
obvious ■'•nd most certain method of 
3:.'vinji t"xes consists of exorcising 
care to avoid paying irore than is 
definitely roouired V)y the law and its 
interprotaiion in tho Bureau of Internal 
Revenue re^nilations, rulinsia, and 
decisions, A detaili:d d'.s'^ription of 
the prep-ration of 1 Federal Income t-jx 
return is not^ of course, possible in 
an article of this n--tui"^. . However^ 
a brief discussion thereof may be of 
some valu;;, p-^rticularly to those pre- 
paring a r,/turn for thj first tine. 

Before att'.rapting to prep-^re the re- 
turn, the taxpayer should make a care- 
ful study of the instructions attachv;d 
thereto. Thj captions in the income 
section of the r';turn are self explan- 
itory and ordinarily , sliould cause no 
difficulty. Employees have ;!lread7/ 
been furnished with a slip shov.'inr the 
earninf^s r^port-^d to th. Gov.rn^Tient by 

the Company md that amount plus the 
sal'irieo and vrv];j3 receiv-d from other 
employers, if anv, should be shovm as 
"income" on the rot\irn. Interest 
received on bank deposits, loans, 
mortgages, bonds (except Federal, State 
or Municipal bonds) dividends on stock, 
etc, should also be shown as income, 

'Vhilo thv captions \mder the deduc- 
tions section are also self explani- 
tory to a certain ext.nit, thj instruc- 
tions ".tt''ched to th'^ return do not 
1^,0 to the deta.^l j.n describing 
th : allo"f iblo deducations from gross 
ineome as they do in e.jttin;-?; forth the 
items v.'hich may not b^ deducted. 

Therefore, to -.void an overpayment 
of Federal taxes, the taxpayer should 
check thj list of dv^ductions shovna 
below before preparing'; his return. 
Althoui',h this list is necessarily brief 
it is complete enoujjh to bo 'generally 
helpful . 

Aft'jr completing th'.; deduction sched- 
ules, it is a simple natter to subtract 
the earn-..d income credit, personal ex- 
*.'mption a.nd credit for the depands and 
d-ti^rmine the taxable income (item I6 
on the return). After computin.j the 
normal tax at l^% of the taxable income, 
add lO^t for Defense Tay to arrive at 
the total tax payable. 

The Federal t-x return must be 
se^nt to the Collector of Internal 
Revenue, San Die(:o, Celirornia, so as to 
reach th j Collector not latjr than March 
15, 19/4!. The tax may be p.-', id in quart- 
erly inst-illinents but one-fourth of the 
tax must accompany the return. 

In conclusion, it mav be vj H to 
a>';ai.n su'^j^est that the instructions be 
carefully read before beginning the 
oreo'iration of the incom-.^ tax return. 

Autom ob ile Deduct lone Allow':ble 

Interest on «on^;y borrowed to purchase car. 
License Fees. 

Loss or damage not covered by insurance 
due to fire, theft, or accident. 

Ta x Deductions Allowable 
Personal property 
Real estate 
State income 
State unemploym -nt contributions. 

Automobilj Expens^^s NOT Deductible 

Gasoline, texas. 

Loss on trade— in. 

Exo^-nse of tra>vel b.jtween home and 

Fines for violating traffic laws. 

Taxes MOT Deductible 

Loci 'ss jssn'jnts for p'^ving, sevfors, etc, 

Inh'jritance and gift taxes. 

California sales taxes. 

Federal Old '.Age Benefit contributions 

Misce llaneous pt^duc tions Allo\?able 

Labor Union dues. 

Contributions to church, Co/aaunity Chost, 

Red Cross, etc. 

Fees for obtaining emnlo:,aaent , 

Misce llaneous Expenses NOT Deductible 
Person- 1 living expenses. 
Insurance premiums. 
Medical and Hospital expenses. 

CiL.-.n*"T:.a3 FViDV. THE GRA^/EYMD 

by "THE DAT' 




Congratulations to JACK SHEIiMAN, sand- 
blaster ^ vrho is the proud father of a 
ptitit^j 7 lb. daughter, Constance Joan, 
born February 4th. Mother and daughter 
are both doing nicely. 

A welcoiQO goes to the man from the 
Buckeye State, DAVE VJILIIAMS, new pn h si- 
vat in-^ inspector. 

EUC^EriE EKVIN, formerly "Gene" to the 
boys when in passivating, no'.v insists on 
being called "Mr. Erv-rin" since his 
recent promotion to crib ^U» Incident- 
ly, you shiould see the "snappy" clothes 
that he is v;earing now. 

BILL E3TES, our fugitive from a race 
track, was trying out his Packard the 
other mornini^ — result a smashed fender. 

'.Vhat niii^ht foreman sleeps in the move 
corts when he should be eatin,,;;:?? 

'ffiS CHIELDS, of Small Parts has some- 
thing on his mind (sure enough). 'Je 
don't knoYr what it is but we think he 
is contemplating a trip to Yurrta in the 
near future. No, those aren't skeleton 
bones, in the Graveyard, his knees 

^sfhat's that mournful sound we hear 
on the graveyard? Could it be "RED" 
BURTON'S singing or TED 0' NEIL'S snor- 

Could it be that BILL BILLS, of 
Manifold slides around his jig on a 
stool so his feet will, be rested for 
his daily game of golf, or could it be 
his fallen arch>js as he claims, 

".'e are happy to inform you that our 
sound sleeper is b-ick on his feet agiin 
after a few hours sleep, 

he didn't buy a fev/ tools. Monday 
Bill shov/ed up vvith a flexible rule. 
It seems that he has pony trouble. 
(You know the one that always is last.) 

VJhat has "Little Napoleon" SCATES 
done to the line up boys? They actually 
meet the schedule nov;, even throve in a 
f jvj jxti'as now and then, 


I'Jhat man worried the rest of the 
night after finding an extra sandvfich 
in his lunch? '.'ho can be keeping TED 
O'NEIL out so lite that he nv,ver gets 
enough sleiip? What's h ^r address, Ted? 

J ROSS HA'IFSHIRE says, "A certain young 
lady in Accounting comes upstairs and 
completely ignores him as soon as she is 
in a roomful of other men", in fact, so 
he relates, he stared for fifteen 
minutes until he was practically "pop- 
eyed" trying to attract her attention. 
Those Goverament Meni 

■.■Jhen we girls heard that D. Armentrout 
had bought two Val'jntin^s with Lollypops 
attachi;.d, for her boss, our eyebrows 
went right up, but come to find out, 
they worj for his two little girls — 
imagine our disiJ.lusionment J 

Our own IMIIRIGE CLARK was ill a few 
days last week. He says that it was 
his n<irvous system, '//e think its all 
the sighs he got from the fair damsels 
over la^.s sviank new outfit that really 
caused his nv^rvous condition. 

Ask CHET PARKER how much h-j will 
take, for his nevily acquired car after 
Valentine's Day??? 

V'Jhy the woe-begone look on DAVE 
VJHITTIER'S face on coming to work 
Sunday night? vTere the boys too good 
for you Dave, 

What fascination an oraery wheel 
holds for JOflNSON? 

'■;hat bowler takes his "Young Lady" 
out to teach her to bov-fl only to v/in 
by a slim margin of five points? 153 
to lUSl Loolc out, Don, classifications 
of lA have been ch'mg ;d to 3A on less 
than th^b — our advice is don't make 
anv bets. 

If "RED BURTON" has ever asked for 
an .Tadition on Major Bowes Hour? 

Why the beating of the Tom Toms 
(H'lmmer-men) takes on a certain rhythm 
when a guard walks by? 

Vlliy, noviT that this colui-iin has started 
do^s a certain fellow refuse to take a 
copy home? 

Why " Sam" Y/ILDE ran wild 
"Dollar Day" instead of sleeping? Did 
you get .'iny good b:irgains, Sam? Maybe 
some of the boys '.vill take them off 
your hands, 

I hear a whining amongst the grave- 
stones, and it isn't just wind howling. 
It bodes evil for the Inspection Golf 
Team, It saums th^ 3rd Shift is forming 
the nucleus of a Manifold Golf Team — 
Look Out, Inspection, remi.imber what 
happened to your Bovrling Team J 

iMNIFOLD NIGHTS by Ray Morkowshi 

Huy therni Take it easy I Of course 
It's the Ryan spirit to impvovo contin- 
u:jusly, but ^vo are r-unning out of (;x- 
nletivcs. This last edition of "OUR" 
newspaper v.'as such a groat iopi'Dvemcnu 
that 7,'ords fail us, ' 

If it's agreeable, I wonM like to 
sug;;'C'st aTid Viiork on an "Inquiring Ro- 
porti.r" coliunn. In your nc;-xt oditior., 
you cojld ask thv- gang to aubnat quos- 
"oions, p.nd then put thv best ones to 
scvcia]. of th'- fulloTvs and print thoir 
responses. In this, it v;ou.ld be a good 
idea to loan tovjard things concerning 
^.'ork and tiic factory. 

Factory Superintendent G, E. BarLon 
says in th^. colunn "From The Fi'ont Of- 
fico" : "Lot's vjork v.ith these mcn(foiT. 
niicn, juanage-mcnt and group leaders) bc- 
cc'usc by iloing so the success of our 
production progrjun vjill be assured," 

It's so much easier to work for a 
rello'Ai vjlicn you knoTj him, and "Butch" 
Ortiz, vjho represents fellows like 
Iiessrs, Molloy, Barton, etc,, vi'ho can 
not contact C;very individual employee, 
fiiadc a swell gesture tovjards getting 
bi..'ttcr acquainted with the boys by 
passing out the checks along with a fcvj 
v.'ords of cncouragcmc^nt. Wo hope you 
continue thi.i practice, "Butch" 

I'Janted: One good bear trap for iny 
-lunch bc'.g to keep tli;',t sweet-toothed 
Le::,r from swiping ni^'' vjife's home-made 
chocol^.tc; cake I 

Ever sine, m^r i.vifc gave "Slim" COATS 
a piece of tliat' for saving book- 
mr.tch covers for her, I've b^^ n swamped 
with covers from every part ' of the 
country and its possessions. Thanks a 
lot, fellows, but we'd hav^ uo lease a 
bakery to repay you. 

Fellows, don't v.nvy "RED" KiiMiOCK 
his new work suit and c\pron. You, too, 
may get the price for them if yovi can 
induce "BIU." COR^[ETT to indulge in r 
game of marbles, 

-;s- -;;- % * 

There; i re about twenty memberships 
avrdlable in the San Diego Ch.".ptcr of 
the N. A, A, Membership fees are $3.50 
per year, including one years subscripr- 
tion to the K, A. A, Maga'^ine, Those 
interested please see Mr, Bill Welch 
in the personnel Office, 

.RAIfflQi THOUGHTS bj^.G^ncvicve Boyer 

Don't you -".grco with me that it is a 
genuine opportunity and pleasure to 
work .-.t Ryan's? 

I have never before seen .an organ- 
i'z.'vtion where such good f ellovjship 
end fine spirit prevails to the extent 
it does here, I really find it fun to 
work her'., rjid when I say work is fuii, 
that's sonethingl Of course, I admit 
from my vant.vigc point on the main 
corridor th.-'.t this visibility is 'inter- 
esting ;>.nd the ceiling unlimited, 
'.'ould really miss the privilege of an- 
swering the frit^ "hollos" of the 
passers— by. 

Our Department Heads are all fine 
gentlc;mcn to work with end for, Thuir 
nevcT failing courtesy md consider- 
ation (and dry wit tliat evidences its- 
elf 30 frequently) are well Imown, 
No matter how busy any of them are they 
will take a minute to help you 
with any suggestion and usually they 
have tho answer to your p'lrticular 

I wish I had ERNIE MOORE'S curly 
h.'.irl To think I h.ave to pay for mine. 
There's no justice, 

Thc^ rumor that I .ara having the edge 
of ray desk upholstered for the comfort 
arid convenience of those who use it as 
a bench while waiting f'Or G. E, Barton 
(who said rji;^'thing about RALPH HAVER) 
is greatly exaggerated. 

Speaking of Hr, Bf.rton, wonder if it 
would be possible to inaugurate a 
Traveler System for him so thrt hu could 
be easily located. 

The shades of Joe Miller will never 
rest in peace as long' as GARY (Genius at 
work) ADAMS is around. Some fim, these 
puns. Oh yeah I 

Now I wonder if I have conveyed the 
idea- that I like Ryexis, am proud to work 
hc^rc, think the personnel exceptional, 
and th."t I rm 100:^ 'for "Keeping Ryans a 
Good Place to Work, 



Even the Vfoodpccker owes his success 
to the fact that he uses his head nnd 
keeps pcckiiig away until he finishes 
the job he starts. 

iiou ^noula. icnou/ 


By '.Jin. V:in den Alcker 

Thw subject of Finishes of Aluirdnun and .Uurainuin Alloys is Irery 
closoly related to the inherent properties of the *nateri-als themselves. As 
mentioned in a previous article, the OXIDE of a notfJ. will not rust or corrode, 
for the siraple reason that the cherucal action lias already gone to completion. 

In the ANODIC Process an oxide coating is artificially induced upon the surface 
of the material, -with th; result that we now hav>.- a covering for the material which 
will co.'nplately resist any further oxidation. The only factor to be^ guarded against 
is dissolving this coating. 

The Anodic coating is applied as follows: Parts are firs*, thoroiighly cle.-med, 
preferably by means of oxi iTiraersion t^'^/pe of grease reiuovcal f ollowcci by thorough 
scrubbing to renove fing^.-r marks. Other methods siiniiiu- to a DliDREASER can also 
be used. 

After t\-\c. parts arv cleaned, they are imraorsod in an agueous (water) solution 
of Chromic Acid (Cro3), the concentration of which ranges from 3 to lO^o. The 
temperature of the solution is controlled by means of cooling coils and air jots, 
aiid is held between 91.4 to 98.5'^ F. The parts arc the /inodcs, while the tank is 
the Cathode. (Note: This electrical circuit is tfiu reverse of Electroplating, 
hence the ru-jne ANODIZING). 

Current nraperage dop'^nds on the load, or square feet of material being anodized, 
while th'- voltage rom^ains constfint at 40 volts. It siiculd bo remembered that 
a voltage build-up is ni_cessary, since the full input of 40 volts wJ.ll have a 
tendency to form a porous and poorly bonded coating. Eight volts per minute build- 
up ■vvill allow for a tough adhering coating. 

A FK: FACTS ABOUT .^NODIC G0ATING3: If wc take a cross section of an Anodic 
film and examine it i^^er the ilicroscope, we will find that, except for the part 
immcdiatoly adjacent to the material, it is composed of long slendor fissures. 
The best exrjnplc I aiu ab].e to think 'jf is a map drawing of ari ix-rog'ulai' coast 
line. It is for this reason that anodic coating is one of the best 1-cnown sur- 
faces for pointing. Th-- paint is drav/n into these small cavities, and crevices, 
and .adheres very firmly. Prdnt should be applied iiiuned lately (if specified) rj'ter 
anodizing. Do not handl'., vdtii greasy hands or gloves. 

The /anodic coating has a high Dielectric, or resist "Jico to the passage of an 
electrical current, .-x means of testing can be accomplished by constructing an 
electrical circuit containing a light bulb. Contact is ;riade through the part, by 
moans of tvro pointers touching thv. surface cf the material. If the m'ltorial im- 
properly :ii'iodize'.J no ciirront will flow, v/hilc, if tht.. fi].m is insufficient, the 
passage of >..loctrical eurr^/nt vdll cause the light to go on. 

The .^iiiodic film is V'\ ry h' rd and brittle, care must th'.ruf ore be taken not to 
bend p-'jr-ts severely v.1-u.Gh have b.,on -.nodizod. NOTE: The anodic treatment docs 
not affwct the h..;'.t tre.".ted parts, but, since this film is so hrrd, Rocki»'ell (hard- 
ness) t...stE after anodi^dng vdll not givi. a true indication of tb.; hardness of the 
mrtcrial itself. 

/inother quick for ^inodizod p,"xts is the INK TEST. This is accomplislied by 
placing a drop of viol.t or indelible inl-c on th.. anodized surface, wipe off immed- 
iately. If you C.J-INOT remove the ink, th.. pnrt is -modized. The reason for this is 
explained ...r.rlior in this article in which th- .'..nodic filin and painting was dis- 
cussed. LLterials (.^luidnur.! .Alloys) containing moro than 5/o coppi-r cannot bo 
"jiodizcd. Any ass3nbli..s to vjhich stc ^1 parts -re attached cannot b, anodizi.d until 
the stv,el parts "re first rv-iaov^.d. 

The cl'iiaps us-d to hold parts while being ':.nodized ;:.r.. m;:de cf Dural (rilur.dniam 
/J-loy). P-'.rts properly anodized c-.i\ be subjected to a Salt Spray corrosion test 
for 5000 Hours i.ithout .'iny injurious effects. Th..^ anodic coating can be removed 
by using c.-vustics, .;.nd specially solutions, but this should only bo done 
by an ..xperi^nccri op.,.rator. Bedsides the- Chronic acid method for .anodizing, there 
is 'lLso the Sulphuric i.cid (H2SO4) method, and thu process (Patented) of the .ilum- 
inum Company of -jaorica cail'jd ".'ilur.iilite". .Ill give substantially the same results. 


by Betty Fr'uik 

-3Y THE 

vdth .idelr.ldc Srdth 

Have you scon .X GE3'S now gru^n 
curtrins? They nak^. tho p]?.co look so 
"hoMciiko", .spociT.lly v;ith 'ill tho.^o 
iiiilk bottles sitting .''.round. I'm not 
ono to t.;Uk BUT it soqius to rx- hu's h-'d 
'n .-xtrr: lot of stc;no^3r,".phic v.ork sine;; 
h^. ,:,'ot th.. ourt-dns — h,-:sn't ho, P,-:T? 

Thor.-',s :\ nev; hoir oxpjct.-d out tho 
IL'j-tCLD BrCr\3 v/ay. H^, only hopes th^ big 
■.;V'-iit will t.'.ke placu in tirr.j to cl.-'.im 
deduction on this yu.^.r's incono t'_x, 

i::^am YoUMGBLOOD nckcs ,-. trip to th.:; 
C:'v:.lry G^xip at Sooly •s.vcry '.x'ackund (in 
FRiD FURD^S c-r). She clairaa to Iv.v^ a 
coop love for hors.;s, Ginco when do 
horses Wv;ar uniforms. Incid jntally, 
f'ho gave -a cocktail party at tho B,'irbara 
V'orth last w.;jok — for the horses, Liar.rjy? 

-1. J. LEC-;LJ?D is better knovjn as (On - Off ..^-,ain Leonard". It oeor.TS he 
c-Ji't n.ake up his laind .about the nuptachc 
situation. Rii^ht nov; it's on — I just 
looked to lurke sure — buL if it's cfi 
b.;foro this edition cones out, don't be 
surprised . 

It's iscdding bolls .-.nd cr '.ng^^ blcssons 
for HELEl'J BUTI,IS who has just .-.nnounced 
her •^ng.ageniont. Helen says her fathe-r 
;itill ha.s his fingers crossed. 

I think I'll siart - "Cupid's Corner" 
'er sor.iethim; .around h.,re. There sea^i to 
bv so n.any p;ople around uho \i-\nf, to noet 
cth'-r people and nobody gets to first bas^- . 
Just tell n^ v.ho you \r:sit to neet and I'll 
s..,v, if I can't fix it up. This is v.sp :ci- 
.'lly for the benefit of GEORGE DIM vvho is 
dying to ne.t BETTY KIIIE3. (Say, if I 
pl'LV ny cai'ds ri.^ht, I may b.^ able to work 
thi.<3 into sonething quite profitable.) 

BILL '.rELCH (a batch^.lor -.t that) is, ." house on the outskirts of town. 
The only he can offer is that 
a guy's got to have sonoplaco to k^op his 

BOB COOPER, bettor knov./n as jall-j-d 
Boyd's .■j-ir.i chewing s-^cret-.ry, r^ keeps 
th^- I'^um ..r-.chino out of thi- rod. Thu iiore 
work hu g^.ts, the nor., gun ho chov/s. On 
a busy day, his capacity is RE.iLLY -j-iaz- 

At le-'.st I think two packs arc 



of guji '\t on'-, sitting. 

LiY ilJJSFIELD is deserting us for a 
Foderr.l Civil Service ^ippointnent at 
North Isi;jid, arjd fron now on it will be 
gobs of gobs. .'iTLd Just when CHET was 
getting up n.;rvc tc ask her fcr a d^te. 
There's such a thing ■"•? being too ,slov>,', 

'"1'!- 4- 


Efficiency exports that 
2,643,21? words have been w.asted by 
male employi.;Cs of the Ryan Conpany who 
drop nickels into th^:. hall coke and 
c'.ndy machines, endeavoring, whil-i stand- 
ing there, to jet th. lovr-dovvn on the 
hono .'iddr^sses uid t.lephone nunbers of 
the secr>.t'^,rial strff. 

The Ky.-..n Conp.'uiy has been accused of 
selecting their socrotaries fron the 
studios in Hollywood. However, the truth 
of the n-'.ttor is, thoy cone fron c-J-l 
piints Erst, North ,and South (but .aro, 
of course, chosen prinr.rily for their 
efficiency). For inst 'jice: Pat Kregness 
h.-.ils fron Portland, llargy Youugblood 
fron F;irrdn^;h-xi, Elo'"j?.or Howe fron 
Poughkeepsie, Sara Braun "iid Genevieve 
Boyer fron Chicago, Botty Mines fron 
Oklahcna City, Barb.ara Lippitt fron 
Philadclphi:-., Betty Fr'inl: fron Dallas, 
Betty Forbes fron Houston, uarzella 
..luen fror; Pittsburgh, Dorothy .triaentrout 
fron Newport News, ¥;•.., Norece Kirkscy 
fron Phoenix, Dorothy S'mford fron 
Yakina, Lorna '..'arrcn fron Boston, Helen 
Butler fron Raton, New- Ilcxico, and others 
boo nuncrous to nention. 

In the future, -.s our organization 
grovre, we sh.all undoubtedly have ''ji 
increasing nur.iber of girls in the office, 
but we .".re counting on Ilr. Karco, 
Personnel Director, to keep up his 
7-ood judgn.jnt in selecting "gals" viho 
cm not only prove their vrluo as 
enploy^es but who can also inspire the 
nen to buy then bigger and better c>andy 

Have you noLiced how GEN:']VILYE BOYER 
brings the requis-Itions doiim to Purchas- 
ing one at a tin;? of course, that's 
only on V.'odncsday, Thursday, and Frid'.y 
when "G-.rrett Supply" is in, but I sup- 
pose it's only one of those strange co- 
incidences. Oh ye ah I 

R^T r3lEGNESS says she never thought 
she thv. athletic type but everytinc 
sonoone .-.sks her for a dr to, it's to 
pl'.y Badivdnton. .aid here I thought it 
was B0;.T-RIDING11 

V.'ell, I Wis hoping to st'll this off 
long enough to let you know if it's a 
bey er girl (how about twins?) out the 
BECK w.ay, but Larry says he c-Ji't edit 
his paper in competition vdth tho st-erk. 
(Gosh, I hope STuNEY doesn't seo this.) 



HOT" 3Tr:h;ak.'.' 

YfcS Sir J The Ryan Bucket To8SL;rs 
at this point hotter than the vjell 
known "Firecracker" . In th-; l.-ist two 
starts the Ryan "Gang" have turned in 
tvjo vury spr.rkling victori-js. In thi; 
first f^anie' with the H & H Malt Shop, 
the "BOYS FROM RYAN" were out in front 
al] the way, winning with ten points 
to spare. The entire squad played in 
the ganit , which was marked v;ith out- 
standing floor work rmd many brilli-'nt 
shots, "sad "SAi' GILBERT" turned in a 
grc'nt game playing guard. He v/as 
especially good at "Ball Hawling", 

In the second g-nmo the boys v^ere 
pressed all the way. At half time they 
took thej.r rest period on the short end 
of the score by ten points. However, in 
the second half it wns quite a differ- 
ent story. Gapt. DOUG. BASoORE played 
an unusually fine passing g.^jne and was 
in many ways a great help to the team. 

ED HERROK broke for the bucket with 
the tip off that started the second 
half and from that time on it was Ryan 
all the way. Fith 30 se;conds to go 
and the count knotted at 33 to 33, 
ED HERRON again broke for the bucket 
•jid flipped in the winning 2 points. 
The work of BUD SHEilRElR w-.;-> outstanding 
as was that of BOB CHASE, MOOSE, 

Softball practice is sch'-duled to 
start, weather permitting, Tuesday, 
M'JTch 4th, at the Navy Athletic Pl.^ld 
at tile foot of Columbia Street. It is 
necessary that we get going as soon as 
possible as we have a lot of work to do. 

Please accept this as a pi^rsonal 
invitation and come on out and got 
loosened up in preparation of a gruat 
Softball year at Ryans. This is a gen- 
eral call to all Softball players so 
come one-, come all. There will be three 
teams, to take care of the fellows vho 
V'ant to play. ?Je need you all, let us 
to].l you how good you arojill.' 



Yes Sir.' MOOSE SIRATION, of Sub - 
Assembly, "rolled" an even 279 in the 
Ryan Bowling League to top San Diego City 
Bowlers by a good margin. Moose bowled 
four straight strikes ."iid in the fifth 
fr'uue slipped to a nine pin spare, From 
there out he "cleaned the alley" eleven 
straight times, for a total of eleven 
strikes and that tough fifth frame spare. 

Nice Rolling, Moose. Every bowler in 
the Ryan League is proud of you. 

It is interesting to note that the 
279 is just one pin from a perfect "300" 
Had th::,t swaying tenth pin fallen in 
the fifth frame, Moose vrou].d have had 
a perfect game. It is said that a "300" 
is ro?Lled on the avcrag(=: of once in 
(i^'^^vy 200,000 gc'ines. 

-;;- ■»;- -j;- -jf- 

P P P P P 

I J / < / 

DID HE haw: A GW:? - That seems to 
be the question A.J. Leonard has been 
asking in reg.nrd to the Golf Tourney 
Victory of M. Marco, Director of 
Personnel. It seems thrt Bort Leonai'd 
disagrees with the handicap rating 
that Marco used to gain a net score of 
6S. Marco has put the prize that he 
won on the block and challenges "Bert" 
to lift it. We'll be hearing more about 


Thj two man BCVv^ING TE;U': of C.A. 
BAIffiR -nd MYRT V/ILDER, both of Manifold 
Second Shift, have been bold enough to 
challenge all comers to a bowling match 
an2/time that is most convenient to those 
concerned. The challengers say that 
they are willing to play for money, 
marbles, or chalk. 

Recent newspaper pictures have shown the RYAN YO-51 "Dragonfly" 
observation plane in active Army maneuvers operating with ground 
troops in liaison work as called for in Air Corps specifications to which 
the Ryan Company last year built a number of these planes. 

Designed by Millard Boyd and his staff of engineers for operations of 
a nature requiring entirely new standards of performance, the "Dragonfly" 
has shown an ability to take off and land within extremely limited areas, 
and the capability of an unprecedented range in speed from almost a 
complete "hover" in mid-air to "stepping out" at a fast clip. 

The "YO" is able to make almost unbelievably quick take-offs, climb 
steeply over obstacles, and land at an approach angle that appears to 
be nearly vertical and with an extremely short roll after landing. 


TLulna /Qapottct 

MARCH 14, 1941 

Vol. 1 
• • 

EDITOR'S NOTE Here is the condensation of an article by VJilliajn S. Knudsen , 

Director of the Office of Production Management, which appeared recently in The 
American Magazine. I aia sui^e it will make you proud of the x.'ork you are nov/ doing. 



If I were twenty-one I would be a mechanic. 

I woiild try to get work in a machine shop. If that failed I i/oiald try for a 
job in a filling station, or as an apprentice to an electrician or a plumber, or as 
a clerk behind a counter, or as an errand boy, 

I would try to get some work to do with my hands. 

NovJadays in America most youngsters 
want a college education. That is all 
right. I would probably want one, too. 
But I wouldn't, if I knew v:hat I know 
now, let the college education interfere 
with my practical education as a mech- 
anic. For that I have some good reasons. 

^H'^- li-ic* -/i—X- 

Every generation must learn for it- 
self. So I v;ill just ramble on, in a 
casual v;ay, about my experience as a 
worlunan and as a boss of worlcmen, drop- 
ping in such observations and anecdotes 
as occur to me. 

There is nothing "humble" about the 
position of a mechanic. The top-rank 
skilled mechanic is still bhe most 
sought-after and independent man you can 
find. The place of Merica today, the 
American standard of living, depends 
more on the skill of our mechanics than 
on any other one class or factor. The 
genius of America is production; and a 
lai'ge percentage of our productive en- 
terprises are headed by men v/ho have 
come up from the worker's bench. 

Maybe v;e have gone a little too far 
in our reverence for book learning; may- 
be in our concentration on that vje have 
forgotten other things which are just as 
important. That is, the knowledge of 
how to v/ork with our hands, how to 
create with practical skill. 

I am not belittling education. Ilihat 
I am trying to say is that a person edu- 
cated entirely through books is only 
half educated. There is a kind of prac- 
tical knowledge and good sense v/hich can 
flow into the brain only through the use 
of the hands. 


The pioneer's legitimate aspiration 
for learning has decayed into a kind of 
snobbery vfhich considers it more honor- 
able to handle a telephone than a vn^ench; 
more socially desirable to dictate to a 
stenographer than to direct a crew of 
skilled mechanics. 

That's not 
the true Amer- 
ican tradition. 
George Wash- 
ingbDn was for 
years a hard- 
v.'orking sur- 
veyor; Thom- 
as Jefferson 
a gifted de- 
signer of use- 
ful appliances; 
Benjamin Franidin a journeyman printer, 
an inventor, and the best electrician of 
liis age; Abrahajn Lincoln split rails, 
kept a store, built and w^orked on flat- 

The fact that these men kneiv how to 
vrork with their hands undoubtedly con- 
tributed to their hard, practical sense. 

IJhat to do about it? V/ell, I thinlc 
all our schools should put more emphasis 
on training in manual skills, give more 
opportunity for youngsters to test the 
theories they learn in actual practice, 
let them compete vdth one anotlier in 
building useful things. You can tell a 
boy vfhat a pump is; but if he gets a 
pipe, and, by means of a cork on a 
stringy draws v-'ater up through that pipe, 
he really understands v/hat a pum.p is. 

Some colleges are combining the prac- 
tical vdth the theoretical. They alter- 
( continued on next page) 

in L WQtG2l CO 

nate periods of study vdth pei-iods of 
v/orking at actual jobs. And the best 
enijineering schools are putting in more 
and more shopvrork to supplement the 
formulas. That is all to the good. 

Best of all, if you have youngsters 
of your ov.n, talk to them. I was going 
to say, "Preach the nobility of labor'', 
but that sounds too highialutin. Kids 
don't need lauch encuui-agement. They 
have the natural creative urge anyway. 
Just give them the hint and the oppor- 
tunity and they vdll be building useful 
things of their ovm accord. And if they 
have friends working along the same line 
to compete vdth and compare their vork- 
manship i*ath, so much thn better. 

The greatest stixiulus to sicilled 
handwork is to compare .your product with 
that of some handicraftsman v;ho iy bet- 
ter tlian you are. 

The good mechanic must be a thinker. 
Often he might be a sio'i^ei- thinker than 
the fellow \vho is a ivir.ard at passing 
college examinations, but best of all is 
the man v;ho combines tlie learning of 
books vjith the learnijig ■;;hich comes of 
doing things vdth the hands. The young 
man Vfho has that combination need not 
vforry about getting along in the world 
today, or at an;^- time. 


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tonx^, \:5zs 



It is a good thing for a young man to 
ti-y his hand at several different jobs. 
The value of experience is that it 
teaches you the things you can't do, as 
well as the things you can do. After a 
while you find yourself in a job \iihich 
you like too well to quit. The thing 
you like best is probably the thing you 
are best at. 

It has not been so easy in recent 
years for a young man to trj'' his hand at 
one job after another. Jobs are hard to 
get. And there again the mechanic has 
an advantage. The skilled all-round me- 
chanic, even in the v;orst of times, is 
not out of a job for long. 

Thoso ivho learn about industry fror.'i 
reading seem to think that mass produc- 
tion and the asser.ibiy line have done 
away with the need for skill. 

Actually, everything that is made by 
machinery still has to be made first by 
hand. And that applies also to all the 
beautifvilly precise and povrerf'iL tools 
•..tiich make the machinery itself. The 
process of production in Am.Grica today 
requires iiiOre highly skilled mechanics 
than ever before. 

-/wv" 'iCt^ '\~>C 

The irian w!io has been a mechanic has 
an advantage in the art of handling men. 
He has worked with such men himiself ; he 
kjio^fs their capacities and their limita- 
tions. jHe has been bossed, himself. He 
kno\:s v.-hat makes a good boss and a bad 
boss. Nov;adays, they have a nev; name 
for it. They call it "Industrial Re- 
lationship". 'JTicn I first started we 
called it handling men, and, believe me, 
I was handled. I v/as hanc'led by bosses 
in the shipyards, in the railroad shops, 
in the bicycle factory. 

The boss I liked best never slopped 
over, but he v;as square. ''.l-ien he told 
me he was going to do something for me, 
he did it. He never told me he vias go- 
ing to do anything to_ me. He never 
threatened to fire a m^in. He just fired 
him. In other vrords, he never promised 
vlthout performir.g, and he never threat- 
ened at all. He was square. That is 
the foundation of hamXling men. That's 
what makes men pull v.'ith you instead of 
against you, 

V.'hat I have been hitting at all along 
is the false tradition of gentility 
vfhich prevents many a gifted youngster 
from following his natural bent. I v.'ant 
to tear dov/n the idea that one honest 
job is more honorable than another. Hon- 
orable vTork is any work that you dovrell. 



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Pviblished by Eir^nloyees of the 


through their Welfare Dopartment 

Art Fiditor 
to this isiiue: 

Larry Gibson 

Lee Esterdahl 

M. Marco; Hill Vfe^ner 

Vfelter 0. Locke 
M. E. Brouae 
Al Gee 

D . H . PaliTier 

Viln-.. van den Aldcer 

Departmental Contribator:^: 

Time Clock Safety Gonmiittee 

V/inp The Kite feker 

Manifold Exhaust Brad fisrris 
Methods En^jineering T. A. McGreagor 

Office Prattle 
The Graveyard 
The GhoGt Talks 

Betty Frank 
The Rope 
The Bat 
? ? ? ? 
Pat Kelly 

Manifold iJighthawks The Shadou 

Carpenter Shop Carl Huchting 

Engineering V. J. Parks 

Snoop Set Brenda & Cobina 

lixperimental Eddie Oberbauer 

Organization Contributors: 

Camera Club Ace Edjiu.ston 


Draina. Club 

Golf Highlights 
Saddle Pilots 

Mildred Alkire 
Tomiiiy Emmons 
V<alt TValker 
V. E, Matt son 

The Editors vdsh to exi^ress their 
sincere appreciation to Sue Zinn, 
secretary to Bill VJagner, the 
company's publicity mjinager, for 
the finished appearance of this 
issue of the liYAIJ FLYING REPORTER. 
V.'ithout her help and interest this 
vfould be "just another issue". 

Lflr. Seaton: 

Just a note to thank you and 
all the members of the Ftyan staff for 
their kindness to me and my family. The 
flowers v/ere really be.-.utiful. 

Again, thanks to you. all. 

Mrs, George '.•'.'. Bennett and Family 


Nev/er employees may be interested to 
learn something of the backgroxmd of the 
ST- 3 model novr going into production. 

Designed in 1933 by MLL/vKD BOYD and 
'■.TILL VANDERiJEER, present Chief and as 
sistant Chj.ef Engineers, in conjunction 
v.dth CLA'JDE RYAW,^ the first 3-T (Sport 
Trainer) vras built in the school shop 
V;-itl\ very ].imj.ted equipment. 

Also assisting v;ere DAN BURNETT, pre- 
sent Night Superintendent; ED MORROV/, of 
Methods Engineering; and MEL TIIOJffSON, 
Chief Inspector, 

The first production plane vas com- 
pleted early in 1935> by dint of much 
hand bumping (no drop-hammers or presses 
v;ere available in those days). 

Since then about 335 have been de- 
livered, and are in service in all parts 
of the world, including South and Central 
Ajnerica, South Africa, Australia, Hawaii, 
China, the Netherlands East Indies, as 
vrell as all over the United States. 

VJhile a few have met with an untimely 
end, the majority as indicated by the 
service records, and including the se- 
cond production plane, are doing their 
part in the training of new pilots in 
both civilian and military service. 

Many acrobatic contests and cross- 
country races have been won with this 
plane, and it has become famous all over 
the world as the pioneer in lov/-wing 
monoplane training. 

The new 3T-3 has been designed to 
take advantage of the many lessons learn- 
ed from operations of the earlier models. 
Let's all v.'ork together to produce many 
more airplanes worthy of this heritage. 

Service Manager 

Ready to be 


Don't you thinic the 
back cover vrould 
make a nice framed 
picture for the 











B p; S T 

^7 A T 

Rusty is the foreman of Department A. 

Like a lot of other foremen, there's 
nothing rxisty about Rusty. Guess that's 
his nickname, because it's just what he 

Swell guy, Rusty I All the boys like 

him^ even Slim who's such a grouch that 

he'd still be gloomy if every day vras 
pay day. 

I heard Jack, The Super, say that 
Rusty was making a fine production re- 

Rusty says that you get an efficient 
department by getting a safe department. 

YJhy? Just because an accident or an 
injury stops or slows dovm things. Stopv- 
ping' machines or slovjing dovm hand work 
increases production costs. 

An injury can put a good v/orker out 
of comirlssion and its hard to replace 
him because it costs money to break in a 
nev.f man. 

Many tjjnes an accident wastes or darar- 
ages material, or iTiachines, or equipment 
and repairs have to te paid for. 

As I get it from Rusty, the best way 
to do any job is the safe v/?y because 
accidents and injuries can't happen the 
safe way. 

So the boys in Department A are going 
places because \:e don't want anyone to 
get hurt and l/ecause vie want to have the 
best safety and production record in the 
plant . 



Last issu.e of our newspaper .'jtarted off 
vdth news tl:at the "ST-3s Are Ready to 
Roll." Vfell, by now we all l-mow they 
are on their way dovm the production 
line for Uncle Sam's Defense Program. 

S\mday, March 2nd, BOB KERLINGER, test 
pilot, took off foi- the east via the 
southern route in the "X" job, all 
closed in for vdnter like a.n incubator, 
vfhat v.lth its hatch, heater, et al. 

About the middle of the week Claude 
Ryan, going east by transport plane on 
busitiess, passed up Bob at Mem.phis, 
Tem-iCssee, but we now have it straight 
from the feed box that Kerlinger landed 
in'/a, Canada, on Thursday, March 
6th to be net by Sales Manager SAiM 

Meanvrhile here at home, JOHI^I VAN DER 
LINDE and the Final Assembly crevr burn- 
ed, the midnight oil getting the first 
production job ready. Along came Ly 
p.m., 1 Wednesday, March 5th, and cigar- 
smoking test-pilot JOE RUST took the 
first production Arm;/ 3T-3 trainer into 
the blue for the first time. 

Juuch to everyone's surprise we discover- 
ed the first ship xias designated PT-22, 
instead of PT-21. An investigation 
--Ith Service Manager VJALTER 0. LOCKR 
disclosed that the 160 h.p. jobs i\lll 
be designated PT-22, and the 125 h.p. 
ships PT-21. 


The Ryan Camera Club is in full swing! I 
At their last meeting, in the Chamber of 
Comaerce Conference Room, the election 
of officers vras held vdth BILL KELLER 
accepting the President's Office, ED 
BERLIN assisting hirn as Secretary-Treas- 
urer, and "ACE" EDHISTON as program 

This is one of Ryan's most interest- 
ing clubs, vdth a variety of interesting- 
pictures and general photographj'- helping 
the theme of every meeting. 

The members of this club are inter- 
ested in having all those v,'ho like to 
v;ork vdth photography and its various 
branches join them. The next meeting 
vdll be announced in the next issue of 
your Ryan Fljdng Reporter. 

More Manifold lixhaust 


DAVE PIERCE of 3rac.ll Parts is issuing 
loud sti'ident calls for horn l-ootera of 
all sexes J vol'xraes end qualities. Says 

the band needs some more noise jrnkers 

also a ttrclvc cylinder horn tooter to 
take over a. bass horn that's kicking -i- 
round i/herever it is the band practices. 
See Dave about it... He's the cheerful 
little g\Q/- you'll find most any timu 
over near the v/indov;c in Small Parts. 

SomCTrhere, someone said that'vmena 
vroraan is not feeling too happ.v, a new 
hat is a sura cure for the blues. .. .Per- 
haps, but if you v/ant to Eee a shining 
face, take a peek at MICKSJf l/ii'IYEF?, . 'lust 
be that new Dod;fe. . , .coaldn't possibly 
be that cap ho T/ears. 

JOE LOTO ia o-otting up a golf tear,; to 
take up the gaioiitlet tossed by the In- 
spection Department. Those guys better 
vmtch out..., there are an av.'ful lot of 
reaJ. lov: eighties hiding cut araon.T the 
Jig J here. .. 

Ajn just a little sorry that I l;rought 
ray broken-do'.vn portable to \vork. There 
have been entirely too many personal 
questions regarding my culinary ability, 
.-^.nd if I co'ild darn sockr, etc. If it 
Viasn't impolite, I'd be inclined to say 
Well, maybe I'd better not... 

HARRY ROBIIiSON insists the hole being 
dug alongside of his bench is the new 
Small Parts swimming pool. Knd DAVIC 
PIERCE has entered his application for 
the job of life-guard. Imagination is a 
wonderful thing! Ho'.vever, I do think 
that someone should tell the boys that 
it's only an opening into the drainage 
system before their hopes get too high. . 

ART L;00P,E is once again among those 
present and it's nice to have him home. 
According to some authorities, \:e have 
been having a taste, this vdnter, of the 
Dlitzflu has been going on overseas. 
Art says that he certainly vras Blitzed 
( if that ' s the verb) .... 

A nice thing happened the other day. . 
A very busy man stopped by to compliment 
me on a chore that I v/as doing. Boy, and 
just \/hen I needed a pat on the back J 
Funny how some people can tell the pro- 
per time to say nice things. . .Maybe it's 
not so funny at all... He's a pretty nice 
guy, so it probably is his nature. Any- 
vay, from here on out, J like him.... 
CfOodbyo now..... 

Inspectoi's are men xvho can boss a boss,' 
And throw Production for a loss, i 

But still they've got to put across. i 
Good oi' Inspectors. 


If Oil the job there is a doubt, j 

l,ho co.ues along to dopo it out? j 
':'7:io doesn't mind his neck stuck out? j 

Our Llanifold InsuectorsI 

ViTnen parts get in their ifell-worn hair. 

And a lug's cracked here and v. | 

hangar there; 
i'lTno vrorlvs around and makes them square?] 

Lo, the Ifcnifold Inspectors I 

Seems as though they're in your way, 

Put in the end tliey make it paj''; I 

They put those Manifolds up to stay I 
Good old Stack Inspectors.' i 

M. E. Brouse 




As a department we v;ish to express 
our appreciation for the v;hole-hearted 
cooperation received from other depart- 
ments in our task of setting correct 
routing procedure and standard time on 
the ST- 3. I'/e xirish you to knoxv that any 
constructive criticism or suggestion for 
iraprovement vd].l be welcome. 

In a very few instances we have met 
with resistance, but these are gradually 
being broken do\.Ti by our attempt to es- 
tablish confidence in you by the fact 
that when our job is completed it vd.ll 
be highly beneficial to all concerned. 

!7ith signs of better ireather approach- 
ing, we expect to be ready soon to issue 
a few challenges in some of the sports, 
and we hope at least to make it hard for 
you to earn j'"our beer. 

Hoping for a continued happy rela- 

-0-0- o- 
The only difference between a salesman 
and an engineer, they say, is that 
a sales]!ian learns less and less about more 
and more until ultimiitely he knows noth- 
ing about everything, while the engineer 
learns more and more about le ss and less 
until he finally knows everj'thing about 





BULLETIN NO. 1 This is tiie first of a series of buii.letins which will appear reg- 
ularly in the RYAN FLYING REI^ORTER to describe for the American working man facts 
you will want to know about the American business system; to te].l how businesses 
are built; to explain hov; t-hey are operated and to define the position that busi- 
ness occupies in American life. 


A business man is one who invests 
emplojTnent to other people or to himself. 
A man v;ho is paid by the Anderson Ma 
ployee. If he saves enough money to st 
comes a business man. To do that he 
will need enough money to rent or to buy 
a truck, to pay the expense of operation, 
and to feed and clothe himself until he 
gets enough business to keep him going, 

I.lien this truck driver becomes a 
business man, he is pretty much the same 
fellow that he was v;hen he v.'as employed 
by Mr. Anderson. He looks the same, he 
buys in the same stores, has 
the same friends. If he was 
an earnest, honest vrorker for 
ilr. Anderson, he vdll con- 
tinue to be that. If he v/as 
a dependable and s.-'/mpathetic 
friend, he vdll continue to 
h^ be that. If he r/as the kind 

^ of fellov; who took advantage 
of his friends, he probably 
will continue to take advan- 
tage of people. 

If a salesman in one of San Diego's 
stores saves some money and opens a 
sracill store of his own, he becomes a 
business man. To do that, he will need 
enough money to buy fixtures and a stock 
of goods and to rent part of a building. 
He will have to risk his savings on the 
chance that he can find customers to buy 
his goods, so that he can eat and pay 
his bills. Therefore, his responsibili- 
ties v.'ill be greater than they v/ere when 
he worked for somebody else, but other- 
v/ise he vdll be no different than he was 
before. He vdll be no more honest and 
no less honest, he will be no smarter, 
he will be no more friendly nor less 
friendly than he m&s when ho worked for 
somebody else. 

There are a great many men and women 
in America vitio go into business in an- 

his orm money in an enterprise vfhich gives 

chine Company to drive a truck is an em- 
art a trucking business for himself, he be- 
other way. They don't start stores or 
factories or trucking businesses. They 
don't give up their jobs to go into bus- 
iness. They keep their jobs, but they 
invest their money in stocks and bonds 
and, thus, while working for one company, 
they help to finance other companies. 
By this method they invest their savings 
in a business, become ovmers of some 
small part of that business and risk 
their money vdth the hope cf getting 
somo profit. The money so invested 
helps to make jobs for other men and 
women and thus creates employment. 

A\ Vv'ho buys one share of Telephone 
Company stock, or one share of General 
Motors stock, becomes a part owner of 
the Telephone Company, or a part ovmer 
of the General Motors Corporation. Ho 
is helping to make jobs for phone oper- 
ators or for automobile vrorkers and is, 
therefore, an employer. He is investing 
his money in business vdth the hope that 
it vdll bring him a profit — and so he is 
a business man. 

There are a number of such business 
men in the Ryan Aeronautical Company. 
They have jobs in the factory and at the 
saime time they are helping to make jobs 
for other people in other businesses. 
They are earning pay for their ovm vrork 
and, at the same time, they are profit- 
ing from th'3 ovmership of some part of 
the Telephone Company or General Motors 
Corporation or General Electric Company 
or General Foods Corporation. The fact 
that they are business m.en doesn't make 
them more likable or less likable, nor 
does it change their basic character in 
any v/ay. 

(continued on next page) 


by V. J. Park j 

"In Spring A Young Kan'? Fancy Tiirns 
To Love. " Yeah, I know you have heard 
that one before, but the crack still 
goec;. IJliat vdth thiree of the boyr; ifoin^ 
off the deep end last we'ik, there must 
be something to it. Or rnaybe it's just 
like BILL KilLLJiR says and I quote, 
"You'll never know ?;hat ti^ue happiness 
is until you are married, and then it's 
too late ". BOB "GETTING TillK" EVANS 
agrees r.lth this 100,1. Hov: about that. 

The pretty boys of the Engineering 
Department xiere given somerfhat of a 
shock last v^reek Vvtien the identification 
cards -vrere handed out bearing the sup- 
posedly portrait liiceness of themselves. 
It created quite a conunotion, all right. 
Bverj^one vras looking at each others 
cards to see if they could find one 
worse than their own. ITny some of theiii 
even ivent so far as to deny the jd.cture 
v.'as theirs. (Boy, I've seen everything 
now!) But it's true, boys, that's what 
you look like to the rest of us. Pior- 
rible, isn't it? 

Just to shovi you hov; con<jcnial the 
boys up here are, two of them are stuck 
on the same girl and nary a harsh word 
goes between them. Jiaybe you knot; them. 
One is tall, dark and disgusting, better 
knoT,'n as "CURLY-LOCKS" and it takes him 
half an hour to comb them (so I am told) . 
The other is short, squat end obnoxious, 
knov,n to a fev/ intimately as "UGLISFt 
THAN I I'lV. O.IC, boys, I vron't say 
any more but just the sane I laiow who 
VJHS on the short end last week. 

If you suddenly find yourself being 
blinded, don't get e;xited. It's only 
"LOUD Ti:]" CATTRELL coming your way. 
V/here do you get them, Mac? Pity the 
poor guys that arc on his XoBas list. 
Ghastly things aren't they? (Kot l.-ad 
tho') Also how do you like his Joe Col- 
lege hat;-. E'Gadsl 

Dcct.r "Cvipid's Corner"; (a good idea 
too) Do you think (iEORGii DEVJ, vdt of In- 
spection re]mrtment and I am half right, 
is the onJLy one dying to meet BETTY 


r/ell. Carbolic Acid I (That's goodbye 
in any language.) 


by Carl Huchting 

Thanks to tho boys in the Packing De- 
partment for taking avay the Boeing and boxes from our door step over 
the -.reek- end of March 1st and 2nd. Nice 
going, boys-"V/e make 'em— you take 'em". 
'7e are always glad to see you fellov;s 
step into our shoo because of the smiles 
you bring vdth you. 

The greatest asset of any nation is 
the spirit of its ]>eople. The greatest 
danger that can menace any nation is the 

break dov/n of that spirit the vdll to 

win and the courage to vvork. 

T\TO kinds of people are alvrays in 

tough luck those v/iio did it but never 

thought; those v/ho thought but never did 

-One Carpenter to Another- 

AL: "Say Jim, would it hurt if I v/ould 
cut six inches off of this board?" 

JIlI: "Say Al, v/o'jld it hurt if you would 
drop an anvil on your big toe?" 

(continued from previous page) 


The process 
trical engineer 

of becoming a business man or a doctor or a mechanic or an ■ elec- 
does not alter the character of a man because character is estab- 

lished by the time a m.-;n is fully grovm. If his character is weak or bad to berin 
rath. It will be bad whether he ^,-orks for himself or for someone else. If his char- 
acter 13 strong and good, it vdll prompt "- 

him to try to act right in any position. 

People are all pretty much alike 

vrfiether they are e-nployers or employees 

or doctors or electrical engiiieers 

v;hether they come from i.Iaine or Indiana. 
Their experiences and training and 
tastes vary; some like lobster" and 
others prefer ham; some are tall and 
others r?,re short; but the I'Verage of in- 
tegrity is about the same everyi-.'here a- 

mong all trades 
and professions. 
Biisiness men in 
Nevr York, Chic- 
ago, Seattle 
and Lit. Louis 
are very much 
in Sa 
and Lo 
They average up 

sffiisi 111 u 

the people ^ amxir^ III R+rn-^ 
Jan Diego '^ Mq^^ |P S^QJi^ 
.OS Angeles. 7, ^'yvi^ ■'•'.«'/.■,• 7'«<'**\^'»"/Ti 

as pretty fine 



s i: If 

T H. Y 

The coliiums of RYAN FLYING ruaPCRTLll .ire open to you bud/'inn' authors v;ho niay ha^^e an 
interesting story to tt^ll or i\ y.;5.rn to spin. Our first contrib-ation comes froni. Al 
Gee who has just been boosted to the exalted position of Chief of Plant Protection. 


It had been just three vjneks today, 
Ed had been abandirig around the place al- 
irays alert aiic' watchiUfj — T-;atciiin('=f every- 
thing that took place, everyone that 
came and vfent. He knt'v; all of their 
habits by no-./. 

There v;as Tom, the Plant Police Of- 
ficer, who alv.'ays had a ci^ar in his 
nouth) and that serious lookin^f time- 
keeper v.'ho soinetimes talked to Toir. about 
a nia.n getting a pass to go througli th.e 
bi.'j gate. Tl'ien, there wure the pretty 
girls in the office who vieve al'.-ays 
cheerful and s;nilinfc-. Kinda wished h.e 
could be happy like that. Haw I VJhat was 
the matter with him anjnTay? Ifust be get- 
tin' soft. He had a job to do, and watch- 
ing this joint was part of it; so let 
someone else turn on the smiles. After 
all, eight hours a day for three weeks 
at this racket does kinda work on a guy's 

Then only l;\st night v;hen he had met 
his old crony, opuri, do'.vntown, opud had 
sorta sneered and said, "How long are you 
gonna case that joint before you tui^n 
the trick. Kid?" 

\7ell, maybe he vra.s kinda slow but he 
knew \;hat he '.-'as doin', and he'd keep on 
doin' it in his ovm way, for he could 
feel in his bcnes that he v/as going to 
click. He just had to click I For nov; he 
had Muggy and the kid to thinl< of. Ain't 
it funny how a woman and a kid can make 
a guy feel? Alv/ays depending, and even 
betting on you and she never asks any 
questions either. The best pal in the 
v/orld. Ids Muggy. 

He had another reason for needing 



dough the old v;lio ran the corner 

grocery store. Hull! Funny he should be 
worrying about ov.'ing a bill. Dut if it 
hadn't been for that old man he guessed 
Muggy and the kid v/ould have gone hungry 
aplenty "I'hile he was av.'ay from, her those 
six months. That bill was sure gonna be 

Yeah, three v;eel:s today, and a lotta 
g^.iys v.'oull.da been scared off by noxv, but 
not him, ' It still looked like a swell 
job to him, and he ■;as gonna see it thru. 
He had spent too much time gettin' the 
lay of things to drop it nov;. 

He was gettin' himgry and. it was a- 
bout time to eat. Guessed he'd call it a 
day and go home. Say! V/as that officer 
coring toward him? Sure looked like it, 
and damned if he didn't believe he had 
his eyes right on liLm. He tried to look 
at something else and iiide that shaky 
feeling that ivas turning his stomach in- 
to empty space. b'atta break, after all 
this time! It couldn't possibly be that; 
nov; the officer v:as talking to hLm, ask- 
ing him something about hanging around 
there for two or three xveeks. He finally 
stammered out a shaky "Yes". "V/ell, com.e 
vdth me", replied the officer, "I want 
to ask you some questions". 

After ten minutes or so, he finally 
came out shaking and excited, with a 
quick look in each direction • and a f evf 
poor attempts to say something, just mut- 
tered a "Thanlt You", and headed in the 
direction of home. 

He had finally done it. Landed a job, 
building airplanes. Going to work in the 

';5 I 




Exploded By D. H. P A L ivl E R , B.3., V .Z, , Etc. 

In this article the autiior attempts 
to give you some of the kriovn facts a- 
bout that T.'e;i.l-knovm UnknovTi, The Great 
Hydro Preaa, and to present the njiforma- 
tion in. such, a manner that you v/ill 
learn nothin^^ So, if you don't read 
this J you needn't feel bad. IVell, let's 
get on vfith it. 

For months there have been r-jjuors: 

1. That the company had a press or- 


2. That it Y/as a 100 toii press. 

'}. That it was a 1000 lo. drop-hammer. 
/;. That the vrhole thin^-; w.s I'aai 

Hero are the facts to cu.te: About a 
month ago, a fiat car with a large lujiin 
ca:rie into San Diego. This lump v/as load- 
ed on a trailer and hauled to the Iiyan 
factory. During- the trip, the trailer 
broke thru the crust of Lindber^^rh Field 
three times, indicating- that the lump 
weighed approximately 110,500 lbs. 

At this point the ti-ail becomes some- 
what dim. VJe have reason to believe that 
the doors of the factory rrere opened and 
the mysterious piece shoved inside, per- 
haps even as far as the hole in 3heet 
Iv.etal. It was this stage of the journey 
v:hich gave rise to the theory that the 
i;yan Company i/as not ari a.irplane factory 
but a strange religious cuJ.t, and that 
its members gathered to worship an 
ancient god, standing motionQ.esL: before 
his massive image for hours on end. How- 
ever, little credence is given this angle 

The next link is the finding of 
strange alumimam shapes on the floor of 
Sheet I'.letal. Many maintain that this is 
nothing nev; in the Sheet Metal Depart- 
ment, but supporters of the hydro-press 
theory claim that these particiHar parts 
couJ.d only have been made in a hydro- 

One man, a night \mtchman, claimed 
that he had actually seen the press, but 
you knov.f how night vratdimen are. He said, 
and we quote, "I seen this here press 
the other night. There vfas a fellera 
workin' on it." (This reraiirk is what 
caused skeptics to dismiss the story as 
pure fabrication. ) 

The last fact v/hich can be racked up 

on this bizarre story goes like this: 

Long months of research J.nto the early 
records of the Ryan Company, and believe 

me any search into the ;\van records is a 
long one, revealed the startling fact 
tliat a hydro-press had actually been or- 
dered. A faded purchase order v:as dis- 
covered bearing the legend; One Thou 

Ton \\ press with Die Cushion I This 

vfoald indicate that the Legend of the 
Hydro-Press had a foundation in actual 
fact. Though those vfho originated the 
order arc long since dead, the story of 
the Press was apparently kept alive by 
vjord of mouth dov.ii thru the years. It is 
interesting to note that the part about 
the die-cunhion (see note-"-) was lost in 
the distortion of a hundred tellings, and 
had not the ancient purchase order been 
found, this important detail might have 
been lost to us for all time. 

And so is concluded this concise suna- 
mary of several thousand words on the 
origin and facts of the famed Hydro- 
Press hayth. As to v.'hether or not there 
really is a Hydro-Press, the author 
loaves that to you. After all, you've 
got to do a little thinking for yourself. 

---NOTE: A die-cushion is a device for 

making deep draws in metal sheet . 

(See Mote) 
NOTE to a Note: Don't ask me any more 

about this. I don't understand 

it either. 



by Betty Frank 

Does FRED FORD think there is safety 
in niiml^ers or is that really his harem. 
Did you see that look of contentment on 
his face v.'hen he took his little women 
through the plant last v;eek? 

Talk about tlie housing situation~Pat 
and I almost found a place to live last 
VTeek but tliey found out vue had a foun- 
tain pen that squeaks and they '.vouldn't 
let us have it . 

Portrait of the Vfeek : STOHEY sitting 
in Personnel smoking a big black cigar 
with his feet on the desk, blissfully 
1 ooking important . 

VJhy does EHLA lURTIN get so red when 
someone mentions Bing Crosby' s horses? 

There's nothing but noise and confu- 
sion in the office this morning. I can't 
find my desk to get some paper to put in 
a typevn"iter which I can't find either. 
In other words VJE'RE MOVING so I'll see 
you next \/eek. At least I hope to find 
my desk by then. 




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The Rope 

'That well-kno--ni foreman is l.aur.-hingly 
called "Eafjle", and spendr> half his pay 
check on hair restorer? Tell hirn about 
Johnson's Clo-Coat Floor v;ax. 

EARL ATKINSON, dj.e sander, looks a 
bit fjeaked these ni^'hts. He his been 
blessed (?) with a nev? helper, and in 
shovdnfj the lad ho-.: a sander of the old 
school sands by iiand, he wears hi!;i3elf 
to a frazzle the f ii st five iiiinutes and 
then isn't any good for tno rest of the 
night. But just you I'/ait until "The 
Natioail Geographic" sends for him to 
take over that vfhite collar job. 

That man RUSTON is in the nevjs again- 
last week, "Rusty'' went to the Doc vath 
a sore throat. The L.D.'s first diagno- 
sis vfas Trench Mouth, and he proceeded 
to treat "Rusty" for same, with an in- 
jection. Later examinations showed the 
ailment to be a bad case of Tonsilitis, 
but poor Rust;'' already had his injection. 
Oh vfell, you have to 3tand up to run a 
drop hammer anjT^ay, 

BROTHER NOLAN, move i.ian for the sec- 
ond shifters, has been away from the 
fold for the past fevr days under a doc- 
tor's care. Something about an orange 
seed. (There are those among us who 
vrould say the whole oi-ange couldn't cause 
that much grief.) First Rusty has M.D. 
troubles, now Nolan. These DH men get 
sick in the funniest places, 

VJhy can't people grow old gracefully? 
Have you seen the new bonnet on the 2nd 
shift shipping clerk? It's perfectly OK 
to wear a cap to protect one's bald head 
from the chill night air, but after all, 
LOUIE, you ain't as young as you usta 
v/as. Truthfiilly we'd say it v;as $pl.03 
wasted, and liquor costing v;hat it does. 

Poetry and Prosie 

Put on your little red svreater 

If you haven't any better, 

TVhile I crank up the little red machine, 

And if the road is level 

IVe will go like the devil. 

Till we run out of gasoline. 

Goo Goo Cramer. 

Just i':hen production v;as beginning to 

make itself knov.Ti this had to haoocn, 

but swamped with '..'ork as 're are, never 
let it be said the D.H. crev: (2nd shift) 
ever let a fellov; workei' down. Vfe can 
all remember v;hen the most difficult 
tiling about getting married v/as the sav- 
ing of enough money for the ring and 
license. Nov; that it's "OK to owe Kay" 
that part no longer bothers us. VJe liave 
a much bigger problem - a probleiTi as big 
as a house — in fact it is a house. Yepi 
RUSTY RUSTON i? the lad, Ib has the ring, 
he has the $3 for a license, he has the 
girl (the girl even has a job) but NO 
HOUSE. So if you'se guys and If you'se 
gals want to help cupid knock a homer, 
lend us a hand in this vrorthy cause. 

Here's what we have in mind suppose 

every reader donated just one sraall item 
such as a table leg, an old chair bot- 
tom, a couple of pots (ive mean to cook 
in) or pans you no longer need, a high 
chair — (no wait, that comes later), then 
Ryan has lots of scrap v:ood and packing 
cases, and here's where vie come in, just 
telephone in and we'll send our tinick to 
pick UD your donation and if vre can get 
the Company's permission to toat off the 
scra^) v/ood, we'll build tlie dern house. 
There v;ill be no need of a stove being 
donated, as that red' head of Ruston's 
would warm up any home, so get busy on 
your telephones and let's make this a 
great day for Samuel Ellis Ruston. 

There's a vacancy in the D.H. Depart- 
ment. That is to say, CHARLES JATtVIE is 
sure eating a lot of soup these days. Oh 
well, in this day of modern science, the 
store kind look almost natural. Cheer 
up, Jarvie, McCULLUM on the Day Shift 
also has a nevf set. 

V7ALTER CARPENTER of Planish Shed is 
the proud father of twin boys. 

BILL EVEFuLY thinks the clarion call 
of Doom is sounding, for those unpre- 
pared. He thinks this rain vdll last 
for 40 days and 40 nights, and his Ark 
is not finished. For the consideration 
of a bit of help to beat the flood date. 
Bill ;d.ll take a passenger or two to 
ride out the deluge. To see "The Ark" 
and the affable builder- skipper, drop by 
Bird Rock any time, in any condition, 
and ask for Ei3.1's Ark-Haven. 

BOB (GOOBER) HAYES, The Crane Opera- 
tor on the Second Shift, sure knov/s his 
chevdng tobacco. Did you see that ivad 
he had in' his mouth the other night? Not 
only that, but he's a pretty good shot. 

(continued on second follov/ing page) 


Vifell, we vfere practically washed away 
this Meek, but her? goes ag'ain 

Our good timekeeper, RALPH CALLOVf, 
has been vi'alking in the rain so much 
lately that he is getting Tvebs betv;een 
his toes. Speaking of rain, one morning 
after it had been raining continuously, 
BILL ESTES came dashing out of the plant 
through the Guard House and punched tl;e 
clock, only to perceive his Packard 
parked in the iniddle of the lake. "Darn 
it", he said, "I might as v;ell go back 
to vjork, I'm too tired to sv,Hjn out there 
this iuorning." 

JOE LOVE asked DAVE V.TilTTIEF.'. if he 
co'old paint. Dave ansv;ered, "Yes, and 
good too." "That's fine", said Joe, "go 
over and flirc some seams; the fJ.uxer 
didn't show up this evening." 

V/ell, in the last issue of the Ryan 
Flying Reporter we said VJES 3HIEIDS 
looked v:orried, and sure enough, IT'S 
ALL OTfR NOV/. He done v/ent and done it 
last Saturday at Yuma, Arizona. Nov.- his 
vrorries are over, Oh Yeah? Me v/ish he 
and his viife lots of good luck and hap- 
piness and nay all of their worries be 
little ones. 

It seems there vras a change in the 
Inspection Department as a result of 
which v;e have a couple of new Inspectors. 
'7e lost SV/IFT and IRVJIN but in their 
place v;e are privileged to have vdth us 
LONG and DUBELlViAN. '.Te wish to e>rt-end 
thorn a hearty welcome and, as usual, the 
3rd shift will cooperate with them to 
the utmost. 

Come one, come .all I You've heard of 
all lands of instruction courses in this, 
that and the other field. 'Te now talce 

a V ■ — 



The bxmping department is 
so quiet ( someti:Ties ! ) they 
have never been noticed by my 
very capable colleague, "THE SHAD- 
OYP' . So a bit of news for the bum- 
You fellovfs should have stayed Monday 
night to see "RUSTY IviUSCLS RASMUSSEIJ"— 
■v/ith his shoes and i;ocks off — wading 
through oui- private Iske to his car. He 
reminded me of an old viking getting 
ready to set sail. 

I hear some of the biirapers got their 
vdres crossed Sunday night. "KEi-J LILLY 

great pleasure in introducing you to our 
newest field of instruction — A Buimoing 
Courrje by Frofeosor and Master Instruc- 
tor H. J. JOtfiiS, 3rd Shift. 

V[e .just foiond out that TI'D O'NEIL 
isn't sleeping. It's the love light 
shining in his eyes. Ted has purchased 
a wedding set. ^'.Tno is the lucks'- girl, 

As the .jig said to the manifold; "I 
i.'onder wliat that is coming dovjn the 
passagev;ay? Oh, that? That's A. L. 
JOKiS vdth his false teeth out." I Tjon- 
der why A. L. JOIjES doesn't bring any 
lunch for a few days after the fourth of 
the month? 'Jhat's the matter, Jones, 
does the little lady disapprove? 

We hear that the OFFER family is ex- 
pecting an addition in the near futtire. 
r.\iraber three, I believe. Novr that the 
course is too vret to play golf, BILL 
BILLS should take up water polo. 

CARL STAHRET, of Manifold VJelding, 
must thini< that California is on Day- 
light Saviiig Time as his v/atch is alirays 
fast. Maybe he needs another watch. 

"RED" BURTON is reportedly saving his 
spare dollars lately. Don't forget the 
cigars, "Red". I VJOrOER 

If the wife of a certain man of the 
3rd shift received a box of candy or a 
nev/ dress after a recent poker game? 

If "Miss" TED O'NEIL can cook? Our 
revasons for asking are purely pla- 
tonic-not a proposal of marriage. 

^Jby some young fellovr wantsy 
to change his classification '^'v, . 
from lA to 3A? A few /^S,,( 
months in the Array is a 
short 'Tar. But being 
married is a con- ,^ 0_— -'^'7^^ 
tinual yr&T. . ' ' ^^- 


and "COPENHAGEN ZOOK" were to go roller 
skating. All concerned had a swell time 
as TTOOD went skating and the other three 
boys all vrent to different shows — that 
is really cooperation - tsk-tski 

We 'ivould like to knov; also why our 
friend AL "NUEBIIRTEBER" always comes to 
work vdth that "hang-dog" expression 
every day - most married men have it but 
not like Al. Could it be that he is in 
the dog house? 

Vifelcome, '7. C. "BILL" KING. The 2nd 
shift is glad to have you vdth us. As 
most of you fellov/s know, Bill was trans- 
ferred fro;a the 1st shift — and of course 
(continued on ne:A± page) 


by rat Kelly 

Have waited rather patiently for some 
carefree Maintenance roughneck to pierce 
the journalistic barrier and brave the 
result. Perhaps the follovdn/j is just 
the ol' blarney momentarily ^;•ettin,':f the 
upper hand. I seriously doubt if it gets 
beyond the censor, 

17ell, as an introduction^ you chaps 
ir±ght think of us as a Forei.t^'n Le/jion. 
A couple of us have vfhirlod a bit of a 
rhumba in Montezuma's JIalls and been to 
those so-called spi^oty places ''I'/here 
the Best is like the 'Torst"; we've been 
up on the board in ;veather thick enou/jh 
to obliterate the derrick floor and cold 
enough to freeze the elevators on the 
pipe; where the temperature v;as 120 a- 
bove we lit fires to drive away skeeters; 
'way doim in Terra Firma we du^ out sil- 
ver and copper; we've roped dojgies, 
dipped sheep, and buated knuckles on 
everything fi'om sin^^le-trees to battle 
v;agons; wc saw Burkburnett, Salt Creeic, 
and Seminole when they v;ere hot. And 
the Ar^onne, too. 

Don't kno'.i' vrtiether oi- not that quali- 
fies us for, but if you can't 
keep your machinery together or your 

r aore'l)ROP-'HiIii.iii{ 

It seems that v;e have a boy from the 
Phillipines in the Drop Hammer Depart- 
ment. It won't be difficult to deter- 
mine who it is. Just go in the dispatch 
booth and look for the large gold (imi- 
tation) VK.itch chain, behind it you v,dll 
find uoo Goo 

The cutting department is glad to 
v;elcome back one of its ace cutters, 
CLAVJED BROT.TJ. He claims his week of ab- 
sence was due to the Flu, but v/e think 
perhaps he was attempting to separate 
tyio fighting cats. 

The Blurb the Goo Goo wa,tch 
chain, in Dispatcher' s Booth if2, got 
taken in by one of Teddy's Rough Riders. 
Something to do about a bet on if he 
would get a raise or not, and the BLURB 
up and forgets about the 1/2 cent dif- 
ference in the old and new rates. Now 
he's paying the Colonel off at the rate 
of 20 cents a month. Good thing for the 
Colonel it was only Cor a dollar. Always 
be on the lookout for the old Army game 
Johnny. , 

■---i| n -. 

flues leek, give us a ring. We may not 
give satisfaction the first time 'cause 
we are still learning. If Me seem bash- 
ful , we may just bo searching for a 
sawed-off carbide can. 

Thero is one chap on the quarterdeck 
I'd like to mention. He is never too 
preoccupied to say "ilowdj^'iA^en we chance 
to pass, and he alv:ays has a "Thank you" 
when we've done a little job for him, 
lien appreciate that courtesy, PAIME, 

In closing this tirade, I vrish to a- 
gree whole-heartedly v.lth "Random Uiovights" 
as expressed so ably by Genevieve Boyer 
in th.e Feb. 23th issue. ■'■Wouldn't knov; 
the gal from Eve, though I presume she 
dresses differently, but she has a ndghty 
fine thought there. 

So let's keep ballin' the jack, men. 

THE GHOST TALKS - some more 

is not accustomed to such terrific ac- 
tion, 30 be easy on him, fellows I 

Notice to TOMLTf Et-WONS: If you are 
looking for talent for your Dramatic 
Club, why not see "SLIM" COATSS. There 
is some real talent. "SLIM" has had 
eight or ten years in pictures as a 
stunt man and has vrorked in such big 

BENGAL MNCER and many others that I 

l<n.ow of. Yes, the 2nd shift really has 

TO ;j.L CONCERNED: If we must have a 
lake in our parking lot, couldn't it be 
arranged to have a fev/ row boats to 
transport the boys to and from their 
cars? How about it? 

I hear JO:: "SHUFFLE" LOVE of the 3rd 
usually vans at poker but loses on the 
horses, I guess Joe vrould probably have 
better luck if he could leai'n to shuffle 
the horses like he does the cards. 

A lot of fellows vrould like to knov; 
if the 2nd shift is going to be able to 
attend the Ryan Stag Party and vrould 
someone let us knovir vnhen and v^ere it is 
going to be? 

llovi about our friend, ED "T.'HERE'S- 
YOUR-B.J)GE" SCKINDLFJl. I thinlc he de- 
serves a hand for his promotion to Chief 
of Police. Ed really worked for this 
raise in rank. Good hunting, Ed. 


ITION.- - The Ghost. 



R Y A M F, T T E 3 

being T.Titten there 
ideas hatching, hero 
and everyivhere I'or 
year that it looks 
the Ryanettes are 
b\jsy year. 

As this is 

are so many 

and there 

the ensuiH;^ 

as though to have one 

Our next "Third Thursday 
Luncheon" is planned for the 
20th of this month, v/hich 
happens to fall on the day 
before the first day of spi'ln^:;, 

to us, that 

it m.i|f^ht bs 
Blosnoin Da;', 

^ Mildred Alkire 


ro it 

in keeping i ith the 

a lovely idea to 



forth in our prints and i/hite 
VJe really should have a penalty 
for the girls viho jump the g'on. 
it irauld be understandable vdth 
nevr sunshiny weather, v/hich 
so nleasantljr, "after the rains 



have a 



or fine 


all thi 



Kc: turning from auch thoughts as 
those of Spring and getting dovrn to cold 
facts, such as business, it has been 
suggested ttet the 15th vdll be here to- 
raorro\v and the treasurer sure wovild like 
to square avray to start the Birthday 
Round Robin. One more thing pei'talning 
to business, the Friday group keeps grow- 

in^l' and growing, and 
v.'hy it shouldn't, but 
terest shov/n, it has 
new idea to uome of us 

there is no reason 
vdth so much in- 
given birth to a 
such as the need 

for a place to have our luncheir; 
these comng summer m.onths. 
SltrlRliiAr! w'as voicing his opinion on tlie 
subject the other day, and talked up 
tables, umbrellas, radios, etc. It vra.s 
suggested to hij:r by the time he reached 
his grand fiiiale, that perhaps Ryan Aero- 
nautical might prefer to continue manu- 
facturing planes, rather- than try to 
compete 7dth Earl Carrol s. 

Spring is on its vray just can't 

seem to keep off of this subject guess 

it must be in the a:Lr-, at any rate as I 
vras saying. Spring is on its way and 
with it comes talk of vacations, and it. 
has also been noted that rjuite a fev; of 
oui' employees are buginning to do^m 
with tliat well-knovm Spiing Fever, ■..•hicli 
is very contagious in '^uch weather as we 
are nov; experiencing, vdth open roads 
beckoning. VJ]1DEA,. JACKSON, latest adrli 
tion to our Purchasing Department states 
she is planning a FonoluJu. trip ne.xt 
year, providing there is not a i;ar, and 


PAT and BETTY are planning to 
take an apartment so as to not 
miss the usual spring house- 
cleaning, and no doubt EULA 
LiARTIN vdll take to the moun- 
tains and her favorite sport 
of horseback riding, — and did- 
n't someone vSay a long timo 
ago that in the Spring a young 

man's fancy turns to Oh, 

yes 1 guess that miisb have been a long 

Ion;: tine ago. Spring, beautiful Spring, 
ah me — ah. Guess I liad better close nov; 
vThile all is \\rell, for that Smdng Fever 
sx.ur'ely has me in its grip, and the first 
thing you knoxv I m.ay be quoting poetry, 
so goodbye now and don't forget the 20th 
of Llarch. 

The Ryan Drama. Club 
their first play which is 
production sometme in May. 
proud to annovmce that their 

is at vrork on 

scheduled for 

They are 

first ef- 

fort will be a three-act comedy entitled 
"Our Borrding House". "Our Boarding 
House" is truly a hilarious, rib-tick- 
ling, riotous comedy. The cast has been 
selecte.i and they are ^vell on their v/ay 
to a great production. 

The Ryan Players conv^ist of the fol- 
lovdng people: BETTY FRANlv, PAT KPtSG- 
J^m, ROlffiRT BUTTS, 
last but not least, 

Be sure to place 

K. 0. BURT. 
"Our Boarding House" 

on your "must see" list for the month of 


Ryan Cagers "Split" as Season End Mears 

Ryan Cagers have been pi;ttiiig up scrae 
great in tha closin,^ half of the 
San Diego Comniercial Lea,gue. In the 
"go" vYith the Veterans of Foreign 'Jars, 
the Ryan men turned in a vcrj veil pla;''- 
ed five-point victory, 35 to 30. 

In their game v.'itn the top-ranking 
Neighborhood House Juniors last V/ednes- 
d,ay niglit in the San Diego High Gj-m, the 
Ryan men uent dorm fighting on the diort 
end of a 27 to 23 count. 

The outstanding play of the entire 
team in the "Vets" game v;as just too 
much for the ex-service men to handle. 
The Ryan team as a whole turned in an 
unusually fine game combining clever 
passing \\fith a great number of well 
placed shots that found the hoop with 
spectacular regularity. 

Vlith BOB CHASE, Ryan's "Ace" forv/ard 
out of the game vdth a sore throat and 
pending case of the "flu", the team had 
an up-hill fight all the viay in the 
struggle vdth the fast breaking Neighbor- 
hood House Team. At half time the 21 to 
19 score in no ■■.fay indicated the play of 
the Ryan team. The "dead eye" shooting 
that T.-as so prominent in the Vets game 
•v.'as left in the"Shop" as the boys had a 
tough time hitting the hoop. 

"RuffTuff " BUD SHEARER v.'as one of the 
outstanding p3 ayers foi' the home guard; 
displaying some of the best floor v.'ork 
of the season to date. "Off to the Army" 
JOE BASSO turned in his usual fine game 
of ball hav'king off the back board and 
greatly aided his team in their stretch 
try .for victory. "Cookie Puss" IVALLY 
BORDEN displayed some great ball hand- 
ling and v:as one" of the mainstays in the 
Ryan offense. We're proud of you, fel- 
lows. Keep up the good work. 

•— . o 


Z'i^ -*^^ ■ 

Golf Highlights 

•v.'ith Walt VJalker 

All Ryan Golfers vrishing to partici- 
pate in our next tournament, v;hich will 
be held on }.Iarch 23rd at Rancho Santa Fe 
Golf CouTse, should communicate v;ith 
Larry Gibson, in the Personjiel Office, 
or Vfelt T/alker, of Methods Engineering. 

Come en all you "Sad Dubbers" and 
join the fun. The tournament vrill be a 
tvfo-man team affair this month with the 
lovf ball counting. It is to be noted 
that we wil.l require an individual score 
for checking purposes. 

Judging from the turnouts at our 
weekly Golf School, which is held each 
Tuesday evening at seven o'clock at the 
i.Iontemar Golf Driving Fainmy, across 
from the Jiaj.n Gate of the Naval Training 
Station, wo should have a .great tourney 
on the 23rd. 

Quick to take advantage of these 
"Bargain Lessons" are such prominent 
golfers as "1-Putt HcGee" C/JlERON, "Flag 
Hi" FRTffl FORD, and lately "Sod Buster" 
SCOTTY McGREAGOR, complete to kilts and 
tartan. Scotty says that the only thing 
that he dislikes about the vray we play 
golf in this country is the way the 
ladies stare at his knees. 

Incidently, I hear that there is on^Ly 
one v/oman in the plant who can play golf! 
It's a great game girls — come on out. 

I'/hich reminds me of a story I heard 
in the foyor yesterday. It seems that 
the telephone operator announced the ar- 
rival of a woman salesman well, you 

guess who? And the person said, "Vfell, 
send hiiii in and tell him to bring in 

some sample 



On the whole the Aircraft Industry is 
more concerned vdth tiie 3ub;ject of Cor- 
rosiou thaiL ra\j other industry. A 
thoughtful. i'evi.e'.7 of t,he •'■/tiatriering to 
which aircraft parts are subjected, will 
readily sho-.i the necessity fur rijid re- 
quireiaents as regards the protection of 
exposed siu"faces. 

Our first, thought in a study of aii- 
craft parts, is thi5 '.Tei.'^jht strenfjth 
ratio, which is an ever-j.i-.iooi'tant con- 
sideration i'or the Eiigineer. The part 
must be strong enough to stand the load 
repuired, yot at the saiiie tiijiie, it is 
mandatory that we uso a miiiiiwara amount 
(weijht) of r.etal. The latter is self- 
explanatory, in that, should we use heavy 
sections, the performance characteristics 
of the airplane virould bo seriously im- 
paired. AssuiTiln,^, then, that we have a 
part i?hich is light and etronf;^, vre are 
faced with the problem of rTeventiu;;; any 
rusting'; or corrosion, for should this 
occur, fai?_ure in service is not only 
possible but very probable. 

With tlie understanding that v,'e must 
avoid weathering, let us ex-uMine the 
conditions to i;hich an airplane is sub- 
jected, which are by their very nature, 
severe. VlYien the ship is at a relatively 
high altitude, the tanperatui'e is lower- 
ed, and a retui'n to lovfor a!Ltitude will 
cause condensation of moisture due to 
change in teiapersture. An example of 
this is the gathei-ing of moisture, due to 
change in temperature, on the outside of 
a glass of cold water. 

However, in an airplane, we find evi- 
dence of this throughout the entire ship. 
TiVhen a seaplane makes a landing, and 
when it takes off (in other v/ords every 
flight) it is literally drenched in a 
spray of salt water. In a ndnor v/ay a 
landplane will be dampened \7hile flying 
in cloudy weather. 

In brief, even under icieal conditj.ons, 
the airplane is a constant target for 
corrosive elements. You can readily ap- 
preciate that the foregoing conditions 
are ideal insofar as rusti;x5, etc. ai'e 
concerned. So, next issue we will ey.- 
amine the ways and moan.i of preventing 

V.'illiara van den Akker 

NOTICE - Mi CAR 0'-.1.IEil3 

The Plant Police are endeavoring to 
give employees every possible protection 
among which is "keeping an eye on your 
card;: made 

For this purpose they have had 
giving the mal:e of your 

car, licence number, ovmer and other 
valua.ble information. These cards are 
then filed nanerically according to your 
1 ic ens e numb er . 

It !ias ocen foiand that many employees 
often i.eave their cars locked, with the 
lights on, or the radio playing, and 
somotimes both, v;hich in the past has 
laade it very difficijlt for the Police to 
locate and advise the ov;ner. 

Hovrover, if everyone will fill out a 
card, and return it to the Plant Police, 
in the future in the event of any mishap 
to yo-oi' car, you v;ill immediately be 

This service is entirely for your 
benefit, and the Police are trying to do 
their part to assist you. However, to 
date, very few people;- have complied <7ith r'iquest. So let's all cooperate now 
by calling for and filling out your card 
at tlie eai-ljest oossible date. 

PYAi: SADDLE PILOTS by V. E. Matt son 


The first meeting of the Ryan Flying 
Korscraon v/as held t\ro weeks ago last 
Sunday at their ne'.v club house. Due to 
previous engagements the club house was 
in a rather dilapidated condition, but 
it v.'ill soon be set in perfect order. 
The temoorary officers elected were as 
follows : 1/VES BURROUGHS , P r e s i dent 
ADOLF BCLGER, Vice -President; GEME 
LIATTSON, Secrotary-Tr ea surer . 

iiembership cards have been printed 
this week and may be obtained at the 
next meeting and from various m.embers to 
be appointed later. The cost is $2.75 a 
month per couple v.'hich includes 8 hours 
riding a month per couple and the use of 
the club house at any and all times. The 
cost i"or a single person is $1,75 with k 
houi-s riding per month (but why be a 
bachelor all your life?) 

The next meeting v;ill be held at 
11:00 a.m., !!arch l6th. The lo- 
cation of the club r.ouse is at Hazelwood Academy on 54th Street south of 
University Avenue and west of the Naval 
Radio Towers. 


by ThG Shadow 

First, t'liat "Gruesome l-\*osonie" the 

"Bat" and the "oliadov^" — v;:int to vfelcorae 
the' neif colunin, comnencin,{^ T'lth thic is- 
sue, by the "Ghost". From now on you can 
call us the "Unholy Thi'oe'', hoh, hsh.... 
(nasty lauph) . Does FLOTJ BaUKiTT think 
that because he v;ent on the day shift ho 
can hope to elude the Shadov/? Have a 
care "Bo^-.'ler" or I shall rever.l all. Ro- 
nieniber vtiat happened to HAM HAMGGI, hen, 
heh, (Another laugh, only dirtier). 

BILL UBJ-iEIi has nade an imp"'ovement 
on his invention, and I think it vdll 
click, like faiue teeth on hard candy. 
Good luck. Bill. BOB S'/'^FFORD thinlvs 
that the bread vdnner of tne family is 
being treated like a crumb. After FRED 
STLI'.iAiiT rcatched his fighter for a good 
tout, "VffiASLl." EVAI'iS went on a Jid.l!>: and 
cracker diet, and couldn't knock a 
oia£:err! Midget out of a high-chair. That 
\7as no prayer meeting, that v;as JOE CA3- 
SOI'I. After he'd lined up a section and 
had the flanges in perfect, it fell a- 

part as he was picking it up oh, v/hat 

he said! 

Saw "Boot a" FOOTE at one of the bet- 
ter beaneries the other night dressed up 
like a senator. Think he coii].d do as 
well a;] our present senators at that. 
His }-)artner, R. E. FINAiJ, says he can 
reinenaJjer when Fanny was a girl's name. 
That's a long time ago. Couple of wel- 
ders are back after a long- absence 

still think that Ryan's is a good place 
to vrork. VJatching v.'elder L. luGORE doing 
some of his nimble fingered magic gi^wes 
me an idea vriiere ray v;atch went, '.."hen you 
have a snare minute, take a look at 
peering out of the stock cage. V.O-iat 
does it remind ^''ou of? 

"MIRT" '.TLDER came back from Houston, 
Te:<as, sooner than he expected. ITie same 
sheriff on the job, no doubt. That goes 
for BOB HARRIS too. Don't let hijn give 
you that sore throat gag. 

Maybe it is Spring that causes 
"UmiE PIE" VJILCOX to V-.e late every 
day, but that lipstick on his face is 
som.eone else's idea. And no v/isecracks 
from "PRECIOUS" F.ARIS, cither. SAILOR 
STITE3 is now the proud ov.iier of a bro- 

ken dor.n E Flat Uillys sedan, having 
driven one of Ford's agitators for five 
A'ears. After listening to ex-coviboys 
YKRIS and BOB S^'AFFORD the other night, 
BILL MOMTCOirjRY says he may not have 
been a CQ\,'boy, but he can tell you a few 
thingj about calves. 

Thor,e pictur^is on the identification 
cards make the boys look like a bunch of 
convicts. Mo vronder the Plant Police 
keep breathing dovm our necks. I'Jhich 
reminds me, "Constable" BACON, was once 
sent four different pictui-es of the same 
man w^anbod by the F.B.I. The next day 
he sent them a wire, "Have three of the 
men in custody, vdll pick up the other 
one toniorrov;. " 

"SCOTTY" DERR, said he left school, 
not because he had to pay attention, but 
because they wanted to tax his memory. 
JBaHE L.^lSEN is taking applications of 
carpenters, ask him. 

The latest FLYIWG CLUB members to 
of Final Assembly. Two more girls have 
joined the fliers, HARRIET SPENCER and 
ESTIIEIi HAHSOil. Anj'-oue vdshing to join 
the fliers, see HOFtlTBECK, first shift 
Final Assembly, or CARL THOMS or RFJJ 
HAJ.ftlOCK, second shift lianifold. 

The Riding Club is passing up a good 
bet if they don't get REX SEATON into 
the club. He's an old Bronc peeler. You 
might try "LONE RANGER" BILL BICE, too. 
A. EOLGER says the Kidinfj Club's colors 
are black and blue. 

Expeditor LO'TELIj said he had to hurry 
hoiae the other night to get out of the 
wet, clothes, and into a dry martini. 
Welder E. A. ROUMIS' house was broken 
into the other night. The burglar took 
$'^13.00, and left Ernie ^?15.00'. He's 
willing to split fifty-filty with every 
thing Ernie earns at Ryan, which is a 
better deal than you can get with the 
local merchants, Ernie. 

McCOY vronders vrfiy it was that George 
Washington vrore such long underwear and 
such short pants. CARL KRUGER thinks it 
would be a good idea to conduct a "swap" 
coluiiin for the fellows — call it the 
Trading Post, if you like. Also sort of 
a "lonely man vrould like date vdth 
blonde secretary" column, but include me 
(continued on next page) 


out of the latter. That's d^tiamlte.' Re- 
ine!T4-)er, it • r. better to havo loved and 
lost much better! 

The ^"jrapevlne tells me that D. !7. 
GOOK used, to ride fourteen rail e 3 into 
Parsons, Kansas, (Claude R^^n's home 

town Editor) every nlr-^ht on a plot; 

horse to see a fair raai'len. Brother, 
I'd like to meet her. Siie iiinrjt be dif- 
ferent than any I've ever seen. Tlie 
other day he found her doaliu^- them off 
the arm in a local "Greasy jjleeve", 
Small v;orld. 

You ou';ht to see the expre.'ision on 
Lis; P^TiiasON's face r;hen he's ^;atchin£; 
the Gold Dust T^/d.ns—JOL'IJ ROBIllT FIL^LER- 
TON and J. EDr^APD P.UPERT, singirif^ that 
p.rlo,, "TliO Floa Sonj;" from tiie "Tales of 
P.of fm,an" . 

E. F. I'lAlLOT: "I sav; you tjicking the 
meat out of the chicken spn^ivdch. V.'hy 
didi-'.'t yon eat all of it?" 

LARRY GIBSON: "I coa!..dn't, it be- 
D.on.-^'ed to IL", Marco." 

V/ell, I'll sign off \7ith the old ad- 
vice, "!Tnen j'ou arc in up to your neck, 
don't make waves". I don't claim to knoT; 
anyt.hinfr, and I can prove it. 


by Bi'Pnda &. Cobina 

And I heard, Cobina, that LAiil'Y GIB- 
SON is the best authority on vromen's 
clothes. In fact, he's probably the 
originator of the Gibson Girl! Just ask 
MAliGY v.'hat he did for her. 

r3renc'La and I think SARA BRAUN, LENORE 
BARR and PHYLLIS CRVEL are the stuffiest 
creatures vie know. They claim to have 
"stuffed" thousands of envelopes Satur- 
day and Monday. 

M. CLARK claims to have been helping' 
a certain yoiuig miss move, vrhen ques- 
tioned about tlie scratclios and 

on his face, Married men can thinlc up 

the darndcst things - like the roan \ixth 
the black eye prho tied a door on his 
back vdth a sign that read "This in the 
door I ran into ! " 

Gee, Cobiua, I vender :ihen tiie Ii.j''an- 
ettes fire Qolng to have another feed at 
Bernardinis? I left >iiy goo<:l wig dov/n 
there on a hook and I did want to have 
it cleaned this week, vjhat, with all 
this mud in my othei' one. 

Yeah, but Brenda, v/hy don't you wait 
and we'll send yours and ;ny two togethei' 
and get the month-end special of 3 foi' 



by Eddie Oberbauer 

It seeiEs only yesterday that the last 
"Flyin.'j Reporter" was issued, and here 
is that Iran Larry again. V/itli the Ex- 
periraental ship gone, it sort of leaves 
us without c"ai' pet and also Iot; on \vork. 
or course, we have been vratching Final 
Assembly bm-ning the midnight oil, and 
they have done a nice job too. I wish 
the "EI" job still loolcod half as vfell. 

You kno^T, I thinii tlie company should 
vrork out some sort of r. defennent plan 
to keep all these boys froin going over 
to Civil Service. (Some of the gals have 
gone too! — Ed.) VJe sure miss our wise- 
cracking E. C. Si'ffiRSON. TEX J;IARLEY,too 
since he was one of us. VJe wish them 
lots of luck on their new jobs.' I guess 
onco you have been in our Navj'-, it sort 
of gets in your blood, and former l]a.vy 
men try to get as close to it as possible 
without actxially being in it again. 

Flying over San Diego and vicinity 
you really see some interesting sights 
these days vdth the hills looking like 
big green carpets, the mesqiute in bloom 
out on Kearny Mesa, snow in the' moun- 
tains up north, and all the Army, Wavy 
and Marine camps springing up everyv/h ere. 
Say, I v;onder if there isn't a govern- 
ment camp of some sort that we haven't 
here in San Diego? I hope I'm not going 
to be accused of plugging for some fly- 
ing service, but if any of you fellows 
liko to ride in an airplane it is really 
worth vrfiile to take a hop and see the 
sights from the air. 

Is anybody thirsty? If so, come over 
to the water fountain geyser by Experi- 
mental. V/e'll enjoy seeing you get 
soused! (Really, try it sometime!) 

"RUSTY" RUST says lie does not mind 
hauling eggs around in his car as long 
as they are from PIERGON's hens and 
CLINT' 3 roosters. Does anybody care to 
go slumming? "RUSTY" RUST's wife is back 
east and lie is just dying to "GO". 

My gosh, Cobina, the other day I sav/ 
to fix a broken ash stand ( so they said) 
but you know those tv/o gilds beat us to 
all the best cigarette butts J.ately! 

And you know, Brenda, a little bird 
(not a stool pigeon) told me that a mem- 
ber of the mng assemldy crew was able 
to wing his way into the front office to 
see our telephone receptionist. Couldn't 
he say it ovei- the j)hone? 

Latest type Ryan military training plane which is now in volume 
production for the U. S. Army Air Corps and the U. S. Navy. 

During 1940 Rvan developod jnd exported 
these new seaplanes for naval pilot training. 

These New Wings Carry the 
Ryan Tradition of Excellence 

"Dragonfly" observation planes designed and built 
by Ryan for the Army have sensational performance. 

The PT-20A, manufactured for the Army, was the first model of 
the Ryan training plane to be equipped with a radial engine. 

}]m] fvimj wmmvsi 


MARCH 28,1941 

No. 7 


In the past three weeks the Ryan 
Compian:/ has been honored by the vinits 
of Rsany high ranking government officials 
and civilian authorities on aircraft de- 
sign and production. 

At the request of Vice President £arl 
Prudden, and VJorks Manager Eddie L'.olloy, 
v.'ho attended the official banquet of the 
Congressional Party dui'ing their stay in 
San Diego, the Naval Sub-coiwnittee of 
the House Appropriations Committee 
visited our plant. Congressmen Harry R. 
Sheppard, Albert Thomas and Noble J. 
Johnson and Captain Edv/ard R. Hagenah 
USMCR, who form this committee, spoke 
many words of praise about our factory 
arrangement c.nd the general management 
as a whole. Most interesting to all of 
us I am sure were their continual com- 
plimentary remarks about the iJR-1, Ryan's 
new Naval" Training Plane (ST-3). 
Dr. A. E. Lombard, Jr., in charge of tlie 
Production Planning Unit of the Of- 
fice of Production Management (O.P.M.) 
of the United States, also dropped in to 
see us. It is interesting to note that 
for many years cm- own Eddie Molloy 
worked side by side with thi.s man who is 
internationally knovm for his vvork in 
aircraft production. 

Following Dr. Lombard's visit, Major 
E. M. Powers, Chief of the Engineering 
Unit of the Office of Production Manage- 
ment paid the Ryan factory a visit. He 
vfas high in his praise of the general 
conditions found here as well as the 
products of the company. 

Grover Loening, one of America's out- 
standing aeronautical engineers and de- 
signers, accompanied by Beverly Howard, 
recently visited our plant. He was ex- 
tremely interested and qaick to praise 
ova- PT-21, the new Army training plane 
which is attracting vrorld wide recogni- 

To further prove that our Works Man- 
ager has been connected vdth aircraft 
for a long period of time, it is to be 
noted that Eddie Molloy v.-orked vath 
Gro'w^er Loening between the years of 1914 
and 1918 in the capacity of Chief Engi- 

VJlien the above-mentioned men say that 
Ryan's doing a good job, we can feel 
justly proud as word from these men is 
final when speaking of National Defense 






It is thought that ncv is the proper 
time for an article on the subject of: 
"Letting Chai-lie Do It". 

In the past few months I have run ar- 
cross several examples of this. In other 
words, when some worker runs on to a 
mistake that someone has made, the at- 
titude seems to be "Oh, well, let the 
next shift worry about this". 

In many cases the proper attention to 
one's job in correcting this error might 
take a period of -"from ten to fifteen 
m:Lnutes, Hovrever, if the mistake slides 
by and further i/ork is done on the part 

without the correction ^then it takes 

much longer to correct with a corres- 
ponding loss of time. 

Under the present practice of having 
a separate Manifold Progress Report for 
each jig, each Manifold Operator is try- 
ing to do just a little more than his 
feLlow worker. 

As stated above, if the attitude of 
the vforker tias been in the past that of 
"Letting Qiarlie Do It" then now more 
than ever is this practice going to show 
up due to the fact that a slight loss of 
time correcting any mistake will cause 
his report for that particular shdft to 
be short of a certain reouired amount of 
production (that which the operator can 
do in a nonaal shift). 

The attitude of "it isn't my job to 
look for and correct errors and to vrark 
with the man of the next shift as much 
as though he were on our crevi", is to- 
tally lacking in cooperation and loy- 
alty. Loj'-Jilty to other employees and 

most of all to the Compojiy, who is our 

Fortunately this is not a constant 
habit among the worlonen and the leadmen. 
No matter ho\7 efficient, however, a 
workman Tall occasionally allow mistalces 
to go tlo-ough in this manner unnoticed. 


by M. Marco 
Personnel Director 

First of all, I believe it can safely be stated that our present emplosrees are 
enthusiastic co-workers. ViTerc they not, our chances of continued production and 
success would be slim indeed. 

Having in mind recognition and protection of the rights of the individual 

(and that, after all, is really the democratic process in Vj'hich all of us believe)- 
it seemed that a proper principal upon 

v.rhich management should conduct its emr- 
ployee relations xvas that of "justice to 
each individual employee". The manage- 
ment concluded that measures must be 
adopted through which each employee 
v;o\iLd be treated as an individual of i]i>- 
portance - not merely as a hired unit. 

Since our equipment and v/orking con- 
ditions are uniformly safe and adequate, 
v!e a.ssumed that the men are most inter- 
ested in three things: 

Art Editor 
to this issue: 

1 n 



- u 

1 r 

3 r 


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Published by Employee.^ of the 


through their Welfare Department 

Larry Gibson 

Lee Esterdahl 

M. Marco; Kill Wagner 

A. Factory Worker 

M. Marco 

Felix Rossoll 

Fred Ford 

Wm, van den Akker 

Departmental Contributors: 

Modeling Shop Paul DavrsOn 
Engineering V. J. Park 
Time Clock Safety Committee 
Welding Ken Murray 

Snoop Set Brenda & Cobina 
Manifold Nighthawks The Shadow 
ViTing Assembly The Kite Maker 
Manifold "Nights" Ray Morkov/ski 
Manifold Exliaust Brad Karris 

Organisation Contributors: 

Ryanettes Mildred Alkire 

K F M £ n B E K 

It is T.'ell for a man to re- 
spect his own work, what- 
ever it is, and to think 
himself bound to uphold it, 
and to claim for it the re- 
spect it deserves, 
-0 — o- 

First: Job Security 

Second: Reasonable Wages 

Third: Opportunity for Adyancement. 

?Je also assumed if, insofar as possi- 
ble, T^e did a good job in' seeing that 
these things were provided, we could 
then feel \ve were on the road to proving 
ourselves worthy of the confidence of 
our employees. 

The company therefore proceeded to 
complete an exact technique for deter- 
mining the proper evaluation of all jobs 
in our factory on a scale between the 
simple&t and the most highly skilled 
vrork . 

In general, this new evaluation sys- 
tem provided a very distinct improvement 
over the manner in which we had pre- 
viously dealt id-th the question of wage 
rate determination. 

We have attempted to cover the ques- 
tions of Job Security and Opportunity 
for Advancement through the development 
and use of an employee ability rating 
method by which v/e can, with reasonable 
accuracy, determine those individuals 
who first deserve an opportunity for ad- 
vancement, as v/ell as those who first 
should be laid off or rehired, strictly 
in accordance with their individual a- 
biiity, seniority, etc . 

We knovr that v.'e can deal justly 
each employee through the now prevailing 
agreed classifications, Wlien it comes 
to developing a job evaluation technique 
based on' the individual ability rating 
procedure, ■with its varying standards, 
vie find that vre have the problem fairly 
v/ell solved for arriving at s true 

I have attempted to give you somewhat 
of a sketchy outline of our job classi- 
fication procedure upon \/hich we can 
maintain a large organisation which oper- 
ates vath good morale and on a profit- 
able basis. The development and appli- 
cation of the job classification system, 
to be successfiil, must be well understood 
not only by the superTrisory force but 
also by the men themselves. 


sprung, the grass 
singing, it 
and Ryan has 



Pa\il Dawson 

My, my. Spring is 
is green, the birds are 
never rains in California 
a modeling shop. 

In our shop, of which v;e are a.ll very 
proud, there are eleven little super- 
men — three of these are luodelers. One 
of them is laio;vn as a vraod-borer; the 
other men in the shop are assistant mod- 
elers. We are also proud to say that we 
have a fev; talented and experienced men 
in our department. One man, v;ho believe 
you me is a superman, says that age is 
no liability, and he is the spryest of 
the group. V/e have another man who is 
an absolute authority on vromen. He'll 
ansvrer any three questions about women 
free of charge. Every day one can hear 
him asking himself questions about the 
fairer sex just to keep in practice. 
One of o\ir number stands out as a magic- 
ian and believe it or not he Icnows a 
trick or tvro. 

One of our talented members has been 
absent, and during his absence the shop 
has been running half speed. We all 
wish FRANCIS CARLEN a speedy recovery 
so that the shop can resume its normal 

".<ho is the man in disguise that came 
in Monday morning vdth a portable drug 
store or (advice for a cold fraa all my 
friends) under his arm? He seems to 
have a lot of authoi-ity around here. 
Could it be JOHN CASTlEtJ our Foreman? 

We have three nexv men in our Depart- 
ment. H. '.v. RYAN, fifth cousin to the 
major, so be on your toes, boys. lES 
JASSAND, and PLAYBOY PAUL. Paul is an 
all around good man — (all aroundthe 
office looldng at the faj.rer sex.) 

ITe like our Foreman, we like our jobs 
and we can hardly vfait to go to work. 
(Friday — pay-day.) 


by V. J. Park 

I just asked one of the Engineers 
(two bits please) if he had a good idea 
on how to start a column and he replied, 
"At the top". O.K. that's as good as 

VJhat is it about telephone operators, 
(especially dark-haired ones) that vdll 
make a fellovr pause after v/ork to be 
friendly? TOi DAVIDSON knovfs; He 
paused, bought her a Coca Cola?, and 
vround up vdth a date. So Refreshing I 

There is a deep rumblin.g rumor that 
ED BAUIIGARTQI' s bachelorhood will soon 
be referred to in the past tense only. 
How about it, Ed? 

known, hails from North Carolina and 
believe it or hot, he is still fighting 
the Civil 17ar. Ask him about it some 
time, if you dare. He calls me a Damn 
Yankee . 

Yoo Hoo! Girls— BILL BMENSHUH, Mght 
Engineer, is sporting a new "Chevrolet" 
and is aching to share his \?ealth vdth 
some skirt. VJho'll take him up? I'll 
buy the "Cokes", 

Say FRED OlEENBERG (10^), how about 
a public hanging of those pictures you 
took of your Holljrwood girl friend. I 
hear they are choice. I mean' the com- 
position and tonal qualities, but on 
the other hand, maybe you'd be the one 
who would get hung. Incidently, better 
that you should stay avifay from the low- 
er end of Broadv>ray. I tinkl 

How come BOB EVANS goes to see BOB 
CLOSE'S gal friend who is in the 
hospital? She is there due to a recent 
auto accident involving a lamp post. 
\1hat»s the score EVANS?? Ch nurse I 

V/onder vhy LEIY DUNFEE is always 
wanting to go to San Berdoo? Doesn't 
the local talent compare with Velma or 
was that just a one night stand? No 
offense, JML (The guy is bigger than 

WALT SHRODER, Project Clerk, favorite 
saying is, "Quick like a rabbit". Silly 
isn't it? 

Sorry Mac? 




Harry hasn't punched me for tv;o days. 
There's his card still in the "out" 
rack. I don't like to see a card there 
because it means that someone is at home 

sick or sometimes because he has beein 

hurt . 

Harrj-- h^oi-t his feck lifting one of 
those castings, 

I heard Foreman Rusty say that he -ws.s 
up to Fhrry's house to see him last night. 
They talked and Rusty found out just how 
Harry had been lifting that casting when 
he got the strain. 

This morning Rusty shut off the povrer, 
called all of tho boys together, and 
spent about five minutes going over 
with thorn how objects of any kind should 
be lifted. 

The meeting waj held rigiit over near 
me and it is easy to remember these sim- 
ple rules that Rusty gave them: 

1. Never try to lift beyond your 

strength ask for help and you will get 


2. Alv;ays crouch dovm to what you 
are going to lift. 

3. Get a firm grip. 

l+. Keep your arms straight and keep 
your back in as near a straight up and 
doi.Ti position as possible, 

5. Lift gradually avoid jerky mo- 

6.. Avoid tvdstinj motions, 

7. Lift by standing up or by pushing 
up with the strong leg muscles. This 
takes the strain off the back. 

8. Put things dovm the same way. 

Rusty ended the meeting with his fav- 
orite piece of advice: "Remember fellows 
this is the right v.'ay to lift and it is 
also the safe v-fay to lift. Let's not 
have any more back strains!" 

Most of the boys already kjiev: what 
Rusty said but repetition of something 





" Johnny, you duiab-bell, don't you 
know that 2 plus 3 riake 5 not 6?" 

Thus spoke Johnny' s teacher when for 
the third time he gave the ansv^er of six 
to her ouestion of how niuch was "2 plus 3' 

The teacher's outburst of Impatience 
didn't help Johnny solve his problem, at 
least not jjiunediately. 

Johnny's feelings were hurt and upon 
his return home he informed his Mother 
that his teacher had called him a dumb- 

This was too lauch for Johnny's Mother 
to stand. She forthvdth liad his father 
see the teacher. 

At the meeting between the teacher 
and parent, the latter contended the 
teacher had no right to call his son a 
dvunb-bell; that his son was not supposed 
to Icnow as much as his teacher, and that 
it was her place to teach and not call 

This little incident only goes to 
show that many teacher':; fail to realiz^e 
that it is uni'easonable to expect a be- 
ginner to knovv as much as his instructor, 
as otherwise there would be no need for 
teachers in any line of work. 

Remember this in dealing vath the be- 
ginner and exercise a J.ittle patience in 
helping hiKi over the rough places, 

important never hurt anyone. In this 
case someone may be prevented from 
getting hurt. 


HAD Olffi 




by Ken Murray 

BOB BOOTH gets the Gold Plated Beer 
can for this week's prize. Booth journey- 
ed to Los Angeles over the vjeek-end and 
spent an enjoyable Saturday night and 
Sunday. Booth went out to get in his 
car, which vjas parked in front of the 
house at v/hich he was staying, and no 
cart It v/as lost, strayed or stolen away 
and, vd-th a nev; tank full of gas tool 
Live and learn Bob, That's v/hy they make 
car keys removable. 

Any one v:ho loves the sport of sail- 
ing should contact ADMIRAL HARRY FAURIS 
and ADlffllAL ALLEN CLARK. It seems as 
though Harry built a lovely lD.ttle sail 
boat. So one Sunday bright and early, 
Farris and Allen decided to latinch their 
pet. Evei-ything v/ent well till Allen 
grabbed the mast as he v;as falling over- 
board and Allen, being such a small 
skiiony person, tipped the boat over send- 
ing it and Farris to the bottom but for- 
tunately vathout casualties. Better "try 
a battleship next time, Faxris, and leave 
Allen home, 

CongratiHations to the newlywedsl 
L. R. RUGG, better knovm as rug-cutter, 
took the ' long ride to Yuma vdth a weeks 
vacation, Rugg looks like he should have 
taken tv/o weelcs. 

Another, 'JALTER FIELDS, stamper in 
the Welding Department, also joined the 
"March of Dames" but he Ccin talce it. He 
got married Saturday evening and came 
back to v/ork Monday morning. "Say, you 
and Rugg should talk this over. 

GECRGE IME is having fan trouble and 
he made me a promise. He vdll fix his 
fan, this summer when it's hot, so that 
it will revolve clear around and blovi on 
me half of the tirae if I promise not to 
throv; anymore sawdust in it. Ain't that 

JILMY (the jerk) LARSON of Manifold 
Department is having troubles also these 
days. Either the seat of his pants ".is 
hot or his drawer is nailed shut or some 
body puts a brick in his lunch bucket 
and solders 'it diut. Try to quit thfovdng 
rods, Jimmy, and see if that helps, 

hot deal over two ^,uns last vreek. ...As a 
consequence they both thinlc the other 
gyped him, ' I thinlc that they are both 
crooks. Eh, v;hat? 


by Brenda 
and Cobina 

V/ell, Cobina, Here it is the first 
day of SprJJig, and boy, are all the 
Ryanettes gowed up in their light 
dresses, and they think they look goodl 
I had the cutest idea for a dress to 
wear but the Clorox I used wasn't strong 
enough to taJ^e the "Chicken Mash" out of 
those sv;e3J. flour sacks I snitched off 
that truck last vreek, so I couldn't fin- 
ish it in time. 

You knovf, Brenda, I heard some fella 
say we v;ere the girls with the Tattle- 
Tale Gray Hatter, I told you to wash 
our henna wigs with Fels-Naptha instead 
of that Saddle Soap, 

By the way, Cobina, try and slow down 
today at Bernardini's so the sparks 
don't fly from your knife and fork. Say, 
Vv'asn't that goose grease you' had on your 
hair last time vre went? OH, grease off 
the top of the soup, I guess it don't 
smell so bad. It must have been noodle 
soup though, for I've never seen dan- 
druff that long I 

Don't you miss Mr. (Hampie) Hampshire 
Brenda? '.Then he left, I cried such big 
tears I had to ha-ve my face re-simonized. 
Let's hope he comes back soon. 

Gee, Brenda, some fella told me the 
Ryanettes ought to eat at Bernardini's 
on Wednesday because all them flying 
cadets eat there then and maybe they 
could take us on a nicer flight than the 
one we're talcing nov/. 

I saw D.W. Sl'ffiENY the past three Sat- 
urday nights and he was going pretty 
well. Asked what occasion he was cele- 
brating he replied, "Christmas". I v;on- 
der if someone will tell Sweeny that 

Christmas comes but once a year not 

three tiiaes. 

So long — 

\ ■' 



BULLETIN NO. 2 - This is the Liecond of a series of bulletins v/hich vril.l appear reg- 
ularly in the RYAN FLYING RTiPORTlilR to describe for the American T/orking m-.n facts 
you v.'ill ;)ant to kr.ow about the Arrveric:xn business syrrtem; to tell how bxisine.sses 
are built; to explain lovr they are operated and to define the position that busi- 
ness occupies in American life. 



A inan ■'."ho drives a truck has certain definite tasks. He must pick up loads at 
different nlaees, deliver the loads rapidly, but rath care, so that he doesn't dam- 
age the load or the truck. Ho may have to see that the truck is properly greased. 
He imy be required to make small repairs. 

7ifhea this man buys a truck to ;jo into 
business for himself, he must continue 
to look after those tasks and he must 
take on some others. He must m;:;.ke major 
repairs or pay to have them made. He 
miy be able to run the business from his 
home, but one v;ay or another, he must 

rent, or build, or buy an office and a 
garage. He must take on the job of find- 
ing cnt^touers who I'ri.ll do business with 
him. He must persuade those customers to 
pay a fair price; he must collect the 
bills. And he must be responsible for 
da.'uage that occurs to his loads. 


If the truckman hasn't the ability to do all these things reasonably v/ell, he 
will get less money from his o;A/n business than he got when he worked for somebody 
eise and may, in the end, lose his truck and all of his savings. As o business man 
he must assume certain risks and responsibilities that he never took before (his 

ei.iployer alv/ays assumed 
these risks and respoiisi- 
bilities and protected 
him against thee, but 
when he becomes his oY/n 
employer, he assumes them 
himself). If he can't 
fu].fill his responsibil- 
ities, he will lose his 
business, his savings and 
his job all at once. 

If the ti'uclcraan is a good mechanic 
who can keep his truclc rolling vath lit- 
tle expense; if he proves to be a good 
salesraa.n who can get and hold customers; 

if he can collect his 
bills and take care of his 
money; if he can avoid 
daiiHge to his loads, he 
may establish a good bus- 
iness that will earn moro 
money than he earned on 
his old job. He vdll be 
entitled to more money be- 
cause he will have devel- 
oped abilities that he 
never used fcefore, and he vrill have as- 
sumed risks and responsibilities that he 
never assumed before. 

Business Man 


If this truckman's business grov.'s. 
If the helpers make mistakes which anger 
loads, that's the owner's tough luck, 
ers, and to teach them how to prevent 
lacks the ability to i.ork vath men and 
never be able to build an Lmportant busin 
a small business, or he ;iiay fail utterly. 

he will have to hire one or more helpers, 
customers or cause damage to trucks or to 

It's his job to plan the vrork for his help- 
damage to loads and loss of trade. If he 
to plan for them and teach them, he will 

ess. He will be forced to b-e content with 

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Many businesses fall v;hen the ovaier talces on assistants. That's a danger 
point in the development of business. Many men are able to run a business, vrhile 
they do their o\'vn vrork, but are unable to vrark with other men, are unable to teach 
assistants or to plon for them. When these men try to expand their businesses, 
they are likely to go broke, 


Furthermore, vjhen a man hires other people in an effort to expand his business, 
he puts his ovm character to a test because the processes of expansion v/ill expose 
his v;eaknesses and penalize him for them. He may have gotten av<ray vdth some tricks 
when he vras employed by somebody else, he may have been able to cheat some of the 
customers that helped him start his ovjn business, but if he is a tricky fellovj-, his 
tricks will catch up -with him v/hen he . when that man takes assistants into his 

hires assistants to expand his business, 
A man can be ixnf air vdth his em- 
ployer and yet hold his job because the 
employer will merely peg him in a job 
vj-here his unfairness will harm nobocfy, A 
man who operates a one-man business can 
trim some of his customers and the cus- 
tomers will merely Imock his price dovm 
imtil they get the better of him. But 

business, his unfair practices bounce 
back on him. Assistants who have the a- 
bllity and initiative to help him vd]J. 
laot stay with hira, and he will end up 
vdth incompetent help who vdll make maiXT' 
errors v;hich vdll add to his expanse and 
drive av^ay his trade. Eventually he 
v/ill fail or go back to his one-man bus- 


Many business men fail v;;hen they try to grow beyond their one-man businesses, 
because they lack the character that business requires of men. Usually those men 
blame everybody but themselves. They seldom understand the 

simple fundamental fact that a man v^ho cheats Ms business as- 

sistants is destroying the vita.lity of 
his Inisiness and thereby cheating hint- 
self, Tlicy do not realise that their un- 
fair practices v/ere merely a form of 
business suicide, 

has the iiitegrity to 
that comes v.'hen he 
he will be past his 
on the way tavard a 
sound busLness, He vdll probably mske 
some mistakes in choosing his men and 
v;ill have to correct those mistakes, but 

If the truclonan 
siurvive the test 
hires assistants, 
major hurdle and 

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eventually he can 
build an organiza- 
tion of people of 
integrity who re- 
spect and trust him 
itnd vfho respect and 
trust each other. Such i " ':-,,.;l ! 

an organization is nee- '- ' 

essary if the business 
is to be permanent. And it is the best 
insixrarice that the bvisiness vdll be per- 
manent. Businesses not founded on integ- 
rity are short-lived. 



Drives his men 
Depends on authority 
Inspires fear 
Says "I" 
Fixes blame for 


Knows how it is done 
Makes vroika drudgery 


Coaches his men 
Depends on good v;ill 
Inspires enthusiasm 
Says •i^;?e" 
Fixes the brealcdown 

Shov/s how it is done 
Makes work a game 

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The fast movisig I^an Basketball team 
played the final game' of the CormercipJ. 
League for the season, coming oiit on the 
short end of a 39 to 32 covrnt. The Boys 
from Ilyan have turned in a very success- 
ful season aiid the Company is justly 
proud of them. ' 

17ALLY BORDEN, of Engineering, has 
been very faithful his usual 'fast 
break for the bucket. NEIL NE POTE, of 
Fuselage Assembly, has been one of the 
mainstays of the team and mcently has 
been bringing the crov;ds to their feet 
rath his disiplay of fast break^Jlg set- 
ups. JOE BASSO, of Wing Assembly, vdth- 
out a doubt, has been the most faithful 
consistently good player on this year's 

DOUG DASSCRE, of Wing Assembly 
captained the squad :ind was a very great 
boost to the team as a v/hole. 

BOB CHASE, of Manifold, has been a 
consistent vanner for the -Ryan Team vdth 
his clever ball handling, and his iwill 
to v;in. HARRY FARRIS, of Yielding, has 
been one of the team's most loyal play- 
ers, having missed only one game in the 
entire season, and that v/a.?. due to ill- 

ED HERROK, of Drop Hammer, was the 
high point nan for the season and could 
be counted on for at least 10 points a 
gpme when the team took the floor. 

MOOSE SIRATON, of Fiaselage Assembly, 
was one of the outstanding players on 
the squad. He v/as alvrays ready to mix 
it vdth the boys but in the entire 
season was never taken from the floor 
with four personals, 

SAM GILBERT, of Manifold wins the 
prize for loyalty, SAM has never miss- 
ed a practice or a scheduled game, i\l- 
thoughhe did not see a great amount of 
action, he v/as always on hand to cheer 
the team on to vi.ctory. When iia the 
contests he vras a good long-shot man 
and at all times did his best. Our hat 
is off to you, Sam, 

The players vdsh to thant: all of the 
loyal supporters that stuck with them 
win or lose through the entire season. 
All in all, Ryan has conplebed another 
successful vjorth-ahile vent,ure in the 
realm of athletics, and the Company as 
a who3.e is very proud of the basketball 


The Ryan golfers turned out forty 
strong at Rancho Santa Fe for the second 
monthly golf tournament. This month 'ir 
tourney was a tv;o-man team best-ball af- 
fair '.'dth individual scores being Icept 
for the purpose of establishing handi- 
caps to be used in future competition, 
both vdthin the company golf club andthe 
city commercial golf league. 

The team of NCRDLUND and BILLS came 
in with a well played 77 gross best ball 
to cariy off a double prize. They were 
the low i;^ross team with their hot 77* as 
well as shooting vdthin one shot of the 
first prize in the blind boggy {vhich was 
set by the golf committee at 7S, 

The othsr prize was for the second 
blind boggy which v/as set at 96, STEVE 
DEAVER and his partner HOVATTER came in 
with a very well played '9^ to take home 
tvio nev golf balls each. 

The next monthly tourney xdl.l be an- 
nounced in the next issue of the Ryan 
Fljdng Reporter, 

Tlie turnout of golfers was more than 
fine and it is hoped by all that this 
spirit rail be maintained throughout the 
entire golf season. Remember, fellows, 
these events are planned for you, so 
please continue to take advantage of 

Just to call your attention to the 
fact that the Golf Clinic is still being 
held at the Montemar Driving Fairway 
every Tuesday evening. Come on out and 
get the strai^jht of it (No hooks or 


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^^Y*^' ^ 

V'ell, Spring is here again — ah, Spring 
— ^the season of fresh coats oi' strrtling 
paint on airport gas trucks; of nev; sky- 
blue .jodphurs on the local airwoncn; the 
renewed hopes and restored v;ind-soi-ks; 
the time of year when people who couldnt 
raine tlie price of a pipe tray made from 
the hub of a v.'ar surplus pi'opeller drea-n 
over their Bock Beer of footloose two 
thousand mile cross-cotmtrj' jaiints in 
their ov.'n deluxe airliners. But so much 


the gay rteceiver, and tne 
of dividing this Y-orld's 
the Capitalist system. Ho 


hUTl - - 

Have you 
Lean ■Killer' 

never realized before hov.' old Johnnie's 
face is . 

BILL "NjOJTRAL FL/J£" JU?iK^Y, — the 
welder (?) plays golf in his yvreat sox — 
iust can't get used to shoes I guess. 
Since (.■AnL THOiLvS had his tools stolen 
he's not takijig any chances. !ie even 

een FLOYD BLNiLoTT'S 1932 

He paid si>.ty-riine cents 

a second hand catcher's mitt for it. 

the lot thsy put in tv;o gallons of 

a:id a gallon of oil, and he made it 

of the v;a/ hom-; without adding any 

JCHNI'Ii!; Ci-'itlliON is back Kitli us 

and it's nice to see old faces, I 


his rubbers to a plnnk. SillTi' 
bought himself a sev.'ing machine, 
he terms "motorcycle" — says he 
to get away in a hurry. Don't 
Sajiuny, the i.Jreeks are not coming 
over there. "V.SASEL" ^VANS, who has beei 
riding on the back fender of said motor-. 
cycle, says he now resembles a waffle on 

one end, and is a little stiff. 


right, he is a little stiff. Catch on 
hov/ I mean? 

T'iiX V/ILLIAIi.3 sez the count ly down 
heme is so level and flat that you must 
have a bird dog to retrieve your dice. 
That new work suit of BOB HARillS ' is 
pretty, but he's only breaking it in for 
someone else. The boys in the bumping 
department are buying J.O. Smith a 
handlcerchief . R.R. FAPdiER had trouble 
walking with those new shoes till he 
fo^-ind out the clerk hadn't cut the str- 
ing that held them together. 

"MiRT" V'.'ILDER is kinda soi-e at youse 
guys. You are always beefing about not 

being ablo tc get in on the athletic and 
other activities. lyrt went to a lot of 
trouble to try to organize a couple of 
Softball teams, vjhich should be as easy 
as pres^ring a flov;er in a book, but not 
one man showed up. He tried to start a 
bowling league for you fellov:s cjid only 
one man showed up — C. BAIGR. All that 
the rest of you yokels did was of f er a 
lot of alibis. The same th.lng happened 
to most of tlie other teams and clubs, 
the Riders, the Fliers, the Golf and. 
Tennis Clubs. Mine times out of ten the 
excuses start like this, "my girl fi'iend 
says — ", or "my girl friend doesn't want 
m.e to — •" or "jay gii'l friend takes up my 
t-Uiie." .'k;nble'!it;n, if you are going to 
have a girl friend lead you arotind by ttie 
h-md the rest of your lift, you are 
thumbing your way along in a wheel chair 
and you'll get about as far as an idiot 
in a spelling bee. Take it from me, if 
you ever g&t as far as Heaven, you'll 
find that yoi.,r harp has been strung v^ith 
apron strings. 

The Riders and Fliers are already or- 
ganized, an;l you can tal^re it or leave 
it. '..e're not waiting for any l.ilj'- 
fingered lollipops. Last S^onday several 
of the members of the Flying Club vrent 
on a breakfast hop-^ACK GAGl,, LI^i.RGE and 

BRC!^N, JOh COi\':'I and your Scribe. It was 
more fun tha;i can be described in this 
short space. TOIiY Fii/^VINS renewed his 
ticket and took to the air again Sunday 
and brought a nevr member, HARFiY LIILiJiS. 
Also two more girls have joined the Club 
ODESSA Hn'.'SLL and CAROLYbi BRCM^I, a couple 
of lovely brunettes, and I sav? them 

first fellows. 

V.'ouldn't it be nice if LAIiRY GIBSON 
would invite all of the Scribes of the 
staff of the Ri^lPORTiR in for beer and 
skittles or say, team_ and crumpets scii« 
afterriOon so they could all become bet- 
tei- acquainted? Make mine a short beer. 

C. A. SERFaSS, xvelaer, says the mani- 
fold section is spreading like butter in 
simimer, but it gets him away from the 
daily argurr.ejit at the "nibbler" between 
and "NH:;srOY" BRO\{l?l>m, the marshraellow 
king. (continued on second follwoing page) 

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G ic e n e 6 

Below starts what we hope viill prove to be a series of interesting "Behind the 
Scenes" articles describing the activities of various departments in the F-yan plant 
and their relation to the company's complete production program. All department's 
of the com.pany are invited to submit similar articles. Next issue v;e expect to 
have Mel Thompson give out with the dope on tlie Inspection Department, 




by Felix Rossoll 

Tills department is comparatively new within- the organisation of the Ryan Aero- 
nautical Company, and is headed up by the v>Titer, who has had 27 years of experience 
in aircraft manufactiu'ing, and is ably assisted by H/JIOID SCHRIVER, We both may be 
considered as "Old Timers" insofar as the present plant and organization of Ryan is 


The company has groMi to four tijnes 
the productive capacity since- we came to 
the Ryp.n Aeronautical Company, and have 
since been activfdy concerned in assist- 
ing the company through its "grovong 

It is the primary function of this 
department to compile the reports and 
statistics required by the Government 
in accordance vdth their regulations. 
This department was formerly associated 
vdth the Planidng Department, but since 
the advent of the National Defense Pro- 
gram throughout our country, it has be- 
come increasingly necessary for Govern- 
ment Procurement and Planning Depart- 
ments to make hea-vy demands on -the Air- 
craft Industry for statistical inf ormr- 
ation on materials, man-hours, product- 
ive facilities, personnel reqidreraents, 
etc., so that the necessity for the es- 
tablishment of a :;eparate department 
where this information could be conso- 
lidated became acute. 

Thus, the Statistical Department of 
the Fcyan Aeronautical Company became a 
fact in January, 19^d. Reports and in- 
f orrnation formerly prepared in the var- 
ious operating departments have now been 
centralized in this one department. 

Reports and statistics were formerly 
considered just a "necessary function" 
in the operation of the business, but> 
during this period of National Emergency, 
both -the Government and the Company have 
come to realize that these reports are a 
reliable method of forecasting future 
developments and requirements as to the 

productive facilities of this organiza- 
tion, and are of considerable assistance 
in formulating the basis of future plans 
and actions by the procuring agencies. 
The information disseminated by this de- 
partment must necessarily be as nearly 
100^ accurate as possible. 

In order that this department func- 
tion efficiently, it is necessary that 
the pei'sonnel contact every other de- 
partment in the pursuance of their du- 
ties in order to obtain the necessary 
facts which must be reported. This de- 
partment is recei\dng everyone's v/hole- 
heart-ed cooperation. 

It may occasionally occur that a 
"rush job" is on the fire and must be 
comp],eted by a certain date, and that it 
is necessary to put a little "heat" un- 
der some other department to get the re- 

qxiired data remember, if such is the 

case, there is nothing personal involved, 
but that time is limited for one reason 
or another, VJe must also remember that 
these repoi-ts are usually indirect con- 
tacts -vdtli Government Prociu'ement and 
Planning Agencies of the Air Corps and 
Defense Coinmission, and that -we must get 
our data to its destination on time. 

As one official stated "That inform- 
ation is vital — v:e must have it now. 
Don't you fellows realize there's a var 
on?" To quote an official from Wright 
Field v\rtio vras visiting here a short time 
ago on business, "We have no kick to on Ryan's reports", Vfe endeavor to 
give satisfaction and service and v/ant 
to maintain the company policy of getting 
our data out when it is due. 

(continued on next page) 

more about THE STATISTICAL pEPilimiEMT 

If ally department or individual needs 
facts or figures, this department raain- 
taiiis a drav/er of files in- 
formation Tifhich "v-dll be dispensed to the 
proper individuals or departments provid- 
ing the information requested is not of 
a confidential nature, 

Incidentrlly, if you see anyone v/alk 
ing around the halls or other departments 
muttering to himself about man-hours, 
productive-hoi;rs, non-productive floor 
space, foot-pounds per output, indirect 
labor productive capacities, pounds-out- 
put-per-man and any other odd-sounding 
phrases, you may be cure that some mem- 
ber of the statistical department is on 
the loose again and on the scent of some 

We finally get dorm to the fact that 
v/e are all working for the Ryan Aero- 
nautical Comr'any, individually and col- 
lectively, and o\ar prime purpose is to 
produce and m.^rket Ryan Airplanes, more 
Ryan Airplanes, and still more and better 

more about IIANIP'OLD NIGHmuis 

R. E. CATON tried to get some of the 
boys to go grionion fishing, vdth the 
usual result. He vrent alone, and caught 
tliree dishpans full. 

It took the recent rains to prove that 
there are a lot of regular guys in the 
"a^eat shop". With my ovvn one good eye, 
I sa;,Y F. E, FLINW stick around for an 
ho\ir one night pushing f ellov;s out of 
the mud, and that little car of his took 
more whalloping than a couole of drums 
in a night club, CARL KUEGER loaned 
his only spare tire to CATCII, v/ho a lit- 
tle later found me stalled in the lake 
at the Base, and pushed my stujnp puller 
all of the v/ay home. There vrere a lot 
more, but I'm sorry that the names have 
slipped ar:ay like a cat on a slate roof, 

RAI iiORKGVSKI v/as once a diamond mer- 
ch:int. He sold peanuts at a base ball 
diamond. "HAP" MILLS', said he v/as just 
resting his eyes vrhen he v/atched those 
two girls on Broadway, JARDIJ3 and 
KEITH vrere arguing as to the difference 
betv/een "casserole" and "camisole" (I 
thougjit those things 'went cut the 
Poke Bonnet), Any\my, R, HARLAN has the 
right answer, "It all depends whether 
the chicken you put in it is dead or 
alive . " 

The bowling teams had to join Solar's 

Ryan Airplanes — to make the name of 
"Ryan" taown the world over and to be 
synonomous with Airplanes of superior 
performance, dependability, and quality 
vrorkmanship . 

In order to accomplish this, aH of 
us must work together for this common 
goal regardless of selfish personal gain, 
and in so doiiig, the individual, the com- 
pany, the city, and' the government vdH 
all stand to benefit, but, most of all, 
v;e ourselves may keep our chins up and 
stand up to the v/orld and say, "There is 

a job that I perfonaed at Ryan's I'm 

proud of it", 

EDDIE lIOLLOY's slogan and aim is 
"To keep Ryan's a good place to work", 
so let's set a standard for ourselves 
and say "Let's make Rj^an's the best 
place to work", Vfe assure you that the 
Statistical Department is proud of being 
associated ^Tith Ryan's and its splendid 
group of personnel, and is proud of the 
T/ork it is doing in forwarding the aims 
of the individual, the Company, and the 
National Defense Program, 

league 3.n order to have any competition, 
liThat's the matter vdth Ryan's? Maybe 
the answer is that DON FORCE was beaten 
by five points by ilRS. JACK EVANS. 

NEBEL-THAU are trying to make the Stein 
team at Maine, G. T. BELL says he got 
that lump on his head by sitting up too 
suddenly under a table. BOB SWAFFORD is 
still trying to work on the reclassifi- 
cation. He says it's tougher to straight- 
en out than a bovr tie. Looks lilce 0, 
SI'flTH is combing his hair vath an egg 
beater lately, hov; come? 

Hot/ did you make it, Butchj the hard 

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SALES ]^:l^gineer 

Dear Boss: 

Having recently returned from a trip 
to New York and vicinity, I feel that 
you would like to know how the old home 
town is making out in this race for def- 
ense preparedness. 

Trips from L. A. to Frisco are usu- 
ally uneventful, but if you will look up 
the records you will find that United 
Air Lines had one of its roughest on the 
night of February fifth. 

Frisco to Cheyenne was uneventful as 
was Cheyenne to Omaha. However, Omaha 
to Chicago was interesting in that icing 
conditions prevailed and it was interest- 
ing to watch the modern de-icers perform 
their duty so efficiently. Conditions 
remained the same to Cleveland, but from 
there to New York were ideal. 

Vought-Sikorsky located in Stratford, 
Connecticut, are very busy on both Navy 
and export orders and are undergoing the 
same expansion program that we are here 
on the West Coast. They shovfed consid- 
erable interest in our manifold and have 
subsequently sent us an inquiry on them. 

Brewster Aeronautical likev/ise shov/ed 
considerable interest in our manifold, 
but they are in full production at this 
time vrith no new designs on the boai-ds 
at present. The large buildings erected 
at the Newark Airport for maintenance 
hangars for the airlines have been taken 
over by Brev;ster and they are also mak- 
ing Consolidated vdngs and parts there. 

Republic Aircraft, formerly Sever sky 
to you old timers, have recently been 
avfarded the largest contract that has 
ever been let for one type plane by the 
U. S. Gov't. It is basically the old 
P-35 with a turbo supercharger install- 
ation. They, like Vought, are exper- 
iencing a tremendous expansion program 
and buildings are sprouting up all over 
the place. 

Still on Long Island, Grumman Aircraft 
have practically completed their new 


Through the cooperation of the man- 
agement, exceptionally low automobile 
insurance rates are now available to all 
Ryan employees 

The insurance broker for the Ryan 
companies has arranged with one of the 
strong American insurance companies to 
write Fire, Theft, Collision, Public 
Liability and Property Damage Insurance 
on automobiles owned by Ryan employees 
at rates substantially lower than the 
standard rates obtainable. 

If your insurance is about to run out 
or if you do not now carry any due to 
the high cost, you may get in touch with 
the personnel office, leaving your name 
and the time you want the insurance man 
to see you. 

Fire insurance on homes or personal 
property is also available to Ryan em- 
ployees at special rates. 

buildings and are firing away tvfenty 
four hours per day on Navy and export 

Glenn L. Martin in Baltimore showed 
more than a passing interest in our man- 
ifold because they were having a bit of 
trouble with vibration cracks on. their 
present manifolds. They are also run- 
ning the race against time to get build- 
ings put up in time to take care of the 
current defense program needs. 

At Louisville, Kentucky, there is a 
company known as the Reynolds Metal Com- 
pany which has gone into making alurainura 
products for the aircraft industry. Go- 
ing through this plant was an education 
and it was easily understood v/hy alumin- 
um products cost so much. 

Vultee Aircraft located at Nashidlle 
(nuff said) are undergoing the largest 
expansion program encountered. Their 
buildings are about B0% complete and the 
nev; plant dovm there is something akin 
in size to the Consol Plant here. 

VJeather conditions in the East were 
not so good in that it was rainy, damp, 
and raw most of the time. The only snow 
encountered was at Memphis, Ibut that 
didn't amount to much. 

All in all it was a very fine trip, 
but it's kinda nice to get back. 






have a reciprocal trade agreement^ 
JOHNSON takes his girl to watch hijh 
bowl, and that's where FLOTO takes overc, 
JOHNSON starts to boiNl and FLOTO walks 
over and sits doim next to JOHNSON'S 
girl and explains the game to her., 

JOHNSON is the boy YJho is v«earing his 
hat over three stitches he received vihon 
he backed into a bunch of trees at forty 
miles an hour (a" chuck-'hoie started hin 
going backward ), Guess -vvho' showed up 
right after the wreck — FLOTO, 

HEERY are the three boys who look for- 
ward each week to Sunday so they can 
work around their new houses if it does- 
n't rain, BUD wants any of you fellows 
in the department to come out to his 
nouse and try his brand new deDuxo bi'^^'h • 
oon^tire wheelbarrorr on about ten yards 
of soils 

Vfe have three new boys in the wing 
department transferred fron Sheet t'^etalc 
They are BOB liROSS, JAQC JACKSON und 
BUD GRABAR, V/e're glad to have you with 
us and would appreciate it if you would 
keep your eye on "OH JOHNNY FlHrT." o 
He's going to get his nose caught in one 
of those stub-wings while he's looking 
at a rivet. 

Speaking of' rivet-looker^aters AL 
JUESHKE is back, only this time he's got 
a mirror in one hand and a flash light 
in the other at the insofjction table^ 

A few days ago CHUCK Kl.LLCGG DIDN'T 
get to vjork but he put a note on LEV/ 
HORVATICH'S windshield to make every" 
thing OoKo-" — LEl/V couldn't read the note. 

Say LEuf, what are you going to do 
with that Ellt' s tooth" you've been, 
carrying around? Is 'it the sentiment 
behind it or the ^f8o00 filling in it? 

ROCKY FIEHLER of the stub wing de- 
partment had a touch of something or the 

other, when he didn't show up for work 
a week ago Monday, ROCKY was put on a 
liquid diet, but didn't stick to it, 
Sunday night he was seen in a Pacific 
Beach Cocktail lounge eating a bag of 
peanuts. Consequently ROCKY was in bed 
all day Monday, Consultants on the 
above diet were ORTIZ and BECKER of the 
L'anifold Department, 

Will sojncone explain to BILL WADDELL 
that it doesn't have to be a boy to give 
out cigars. Bill f_^lGjc wai tin g. 

If JOE BASSO'S "" blood'Te'st comes back 
from Sacramento and shows that he isn't 
rotten that will make him A-1 for the 
Army, and if the Office doesn't get him 
deferred we will probably see him back 
from liis va.cation a year from next month 

All of the boys are being brought 
back to the wing department. It's been 
so long that they seem like lost cousins. 
Well, we're glad to see you and we'll 
probably be up to our neck in work very 

One Saturday about two weeks ago a 
few of the wing boys went down to the 
receiving stockroom to uncrate stainless 
steel. Everything was going fine when 
there was a loud scream and two boys car 
ried DAVE ROLLINS to First Aid, 

It seems that DAVE was lifting a piece 
of steel and it slipped out of his hand 
In slipping it practically "cut off his 
thumb". If any of you boys go to First 
Aid ask PAT about the wound, 

HAROLD MORGAN took Monday off a 
couple of weeks ago, I wonder what he 

did? Get married? That's right. 

Good luck, H/sROLD, 1 guess your just, 
another good man lost, 

% ^- ■>!- ■i'c 


Questions actually a?!ke 1 by people ex- 
amining the RyaA PT--?.OAf! at the Lind- 
bergh Field exhibit of Arn\" ;:J.anes held 
recently for Ryan and Consolidated em- 
ployees J 

A young man, referring to the gas- 
oline gauge: "Is that the wind direction 
indicator to tell which wa^' to land? 

An elderly gentleman seeing the sign 
"Wobble Pump" in the rear cockpit: Is 
it necessary to have a hydraulic pump 
arrangement to take the wobble out of 

the plane? 

MAMIFOLB " NIG HTS" - by Ray tlorkoTOlrt j 




The Ryanettes Luncheon Club met on 
the first day of spring and' blossomed 
forth in prints and daffodils. Honored 
guests this month were BETTY FRAlffi and 
DCROTHY MANNIInTG, They took the ceremony 
rather seriously v/hen they discovered 
that they are now in the responsible po- 
sition of planning the next meeting* 
Dorothy Manning will take over the col- 
umn, and Betty will assume the social 
obligations, so they are on their way, 

DOROTHY MM^INH^IG, who is playing the 
leading role in The Ryan Drama Club's 
"Our Boarding House" is going to leave 
us for a month in June if her plans for 
Honolulu can meet her requirements. By 
the viay, that is one svrell shovir and we 
are very v;ell represented in the cast; 
In looldng over the list of characters, 
RY TIRIGHT, JANE ALLEN and possibly a 
couple more that don't knov; it yet, but 
will soon. 

Have you noticed how chivalrous the 
gentlemen of Ryan are on our luncheon 
days? They really come forth as Six 
Galahads and offer us transportation— 
and don't thinlc we don't appreciate it, 
Thanlcs a lot, gentlemen, and we do mean 

Yours truly accidently ran into the 
Ryan Bowling Club last Thursday nite, 
and maybe you don't think that sport is 
popular with both men and vromen. Just 
for food for thought, hoy^ about our get- 
ting in on some practice and take the 
men? '.Tho said that? With our program 
grovdng larger and larger vdth a' Spring 
Dance, and deep-sea fishing trip, etc., 
etc., perhaps it is about time we elec- 

li?hy, of course, the Manifold Depart- 
ment second shift has a golf team' Of 
course MYRT WILDER and BAKER (very much 
against their will and because of too 
many drives into the rough) practicdlly 
financed the first round of the team 
v.-hich includes also DE\'ER, PETERSON, and 
HOVATTER. They feel that they will be 
reimbursed if they can induce MR.MARCO'S 
office team to play a match vath them. 
We v/ouder if WILTER really did thra-/ his 

T^n^^L'^ ^^"^ ^^y^ "^ threatened to. 
*/XLDER, we ccuid forget that but when 
you started bowling between your legs 
that's a different story. 

You might think that 'this boy WILDER 
gets too much publicity, but he rates 

l^I^^^ ^°^'' ^^ ^^ trying to organize a 
soft-ball team for the second shift 
boys, so let's all fall in line with a 
little cooperation and undoubtedly we 
will be able to take down the day shift 
some Sunday in tho not so distant future. 

Baseball practice for the night shift 
men is held at Navy Field every Tuesday 
and Thursday morning at 10 A.LI. Don't 
forget, fellows, we still bowl on V^ednes- 
dai^r mornings at - the Fourth and Cedar Al- 
leys, Come one, cane all I 

Don't you think that BURBABIK would 
have been money ahead if he had gone 
downtown and spent five or ten bucks for 
some real jev;elry. 

"BUTCH" and BEITNETT sure appreciate 
your feat of March 11th, Mr. Simonson. 
Keep up the good vfork. 


ted ourselves as conmittees of one to 
help the chairmen as much as possible 
for it is a great load for just a few 
people to carry. 

Yj'ell, this is yours truly' s exit i 
and the column goes on rdth the dub, 
but I think right here and nov; I'll pass 
the vote of thanks to MARY FREEL — one 
swell girl, with everything it takes. 
She has done a wonderful job to help 
start the club and we vrill always be 
grateful. Goodbye now. 

lu i.~ 




Brad Harris 



Vifhere do the Bat and the Shadow, et 
al, get their cparkling ideas i or their 
by-v;eekly stj.nt...? Nov; lae, it's a 
struggle.' Ah, well, here, goes 

Saw some snapshots of the son and 
heir to the BEI-uil'JT Millions. There's a 
lad for you. Looks like a potential 
football star. Quite a chunky little 
rascal. Not so long, lean, and lathy 
like his Dad. H.M. BOVCUW has found 
that hainmerE are not pai^ticularly tooth 
some morsels. Seems he tried to bite 
one the other day. It's easier on your 
teeth to tlirov.' your hat down and jump 
on it when you are irritated. 

Before "Lake Ryan" dried up, Mept- 
unus Rex, was going to send a destroyer 
around for E.G. FULivliiRoCN . However 

the lake is nov? a mere dcimp spot, so 
Fulkerson will have to report back to 
duty in the; Navy in the usual manner 
So long guy, here's to a happy ship for 

VJill some one please tell me where 
DYKE V/ARREi'I got that little white cap 
he wears. PJvery time I see him, I keep 
looking around for his scooter. Speak- 
ing of scooters, it might be a good 
idea, what with the plant expaiiding the 
vjay it is, to issue skates or something 
to us. Sure would expedite getting 
around. I^ight cause a slight traffic 
jfim in around the jigs but that problem 
could be solved. 

Another it em. . . it sure would be 
handy to have a directory or maybe ar- 
rows painted on the walls as they do in 
the subways back home, so we could find 
out where everybody has moved to. A bit 
bewildering to a country lad like me 

Set your mind at ease, ERI'oIi;; MOORE 
does not sleep at the plant, but befoi^e 
he has to pi-esent his card at home, he's 
going to take a Sunday off. Just to 
get back in touch with his family again 
Reminds me of working the night shift 
in a radio station. 

That blonde squire of beauteous dam- 
chromium gadget to fasten on his shiny 
new Ilerc;iry. If you notice a brilliant 
glow approaching sometime, it's Donald, 
and I might add, beware.' 

Have been bitten by the Archer^' bug, 
and, unlike other bugs, it was a pleas- 
ure. Llore darn fun than you can shake a 
stick at. H-3 of the silver arrows , 
DUSTY PIU'^TTYMAN is more or less respon- 
sible for the linintelligible mumble of 
things at our house. Things like P.O. A 
bow sij^tc, how many strands to a bow 
string for a 36 lb. bow, spiral fletch 
vs the- straight fletch, and it goes on 
like that for years they tell me. V; ell, 
it's still fun, and thanks Dusty. 

i'lissed GENEVIEVE BOYER'S succinct 
comments last issue. There's a gal vdlh 
a veiy pleasant ±yle, v.'riting and other 
wise. Hope she calls again, but soon. 
And Larry, hows to persuade EULA LiAItTIN 
to contribute some more of her poems? 

Read one the other day nice.' 

^7ell, thanks for listening 

or, were you? 


■ ' _ * 

Most engineers are funny guys. 
This streajiil.ined age has made them nuts: 
They seldom fly - just work in huts - 
And tell the lad v>'ho has the guts 
A ship's okey before it flies. 

Yes - engim.'^.ers are fvinny guys - 
They make tneir drawings just as though 
A slide rule ought to make them go - 
But how they'll rvm they never know 
'Cause engineers are funnj^ guys. 

An L.E. once designed a hack, 
(The "Everfly" he called his dear). 
It took off for the stratosphere - 
Now it's been up about a year. 
He wonders v;hen it's coming back.' 

Llost engineers are funny guys 
They like to boast the bit they know - 
There's one or two exceptions, though.. 
hly bosses (Ssh, I need the dough.') 
Are sterling fellows wondrous wise. 



In the last issue of the Ryan Flying 
Reporter v/e discussed the necessity of 
corrosion prevention.- V/e bring th is 
subject to a close with the follovdng 
descriptions of the different methods of 
preventing corrosion ixi aircrrd't work: 
CADMIU!^! PLATING; This method is employed 
in cases "i/hei'e parts are exposed, and 
where a condition exists where dissimi- 
lar metals are in contact. This will 
prevent corrosion, since the metal Cad- 
ndwa resists to a high degree any attack 
by the elements. It serves the addition- 
al purpose of preventing Galvanic Corro- 

ANODIZIilG ; For the protection of Alumi- 
num and Aluminum Alloys. 
P-27 ZINC CHROMATE PRIMER: For the pro- 
tection of Aluminum and AUminum Alloys, 
vrhich are not subjected to Salt Atmos- 
phere, and conditions equally so severe, 
also Steels. 

PAINTING; For the protection of parts 
lYhich do not lend themselves to' plating. 
(Example— Nuts, bolts, tie rods, flying 
vdres, etc.) NOTE: In their constant en- 
deavor to combat corrosion, the Aircraft 
Ivlanufactiirer T,vill, in addition to Primingj 
add a final coat of Aluminized Lacquer 
for added protection. This latter has 
been found to be superior insofar as pro- 
tection is concerned. It may be further 
added that Anodized surfaces are often 
painted for additional protection. 
PASSIVATING: For the protection of 
Stainless Steels, 

LINSEED OILI NG; For the inner protection 
of steel tubes to prevent inner rusting. 
GALVANIC CORROSION; IThenever a condition 
e:-d.sts v/here t\/o different metals are in 
contact, the materials are subject to 
Galvanic CoiTosion. This is due to the 
fact that each metal has a different 
electrical potential, and when moisture, 
dust, salt vapor, etc., are added, we 
have a condition where an electrical cur- 
rent can flow. The current will flow 
from the metal of the HIGHER potential 
to metal of the LOVJER potential. In 'this 
way, the material of the lower potential 
is protected AT THE EXPENSE OF the mate- 

Time Magazine 

"The big moment has come. Somevihere 
back in the student's mind the thought 
rolls turgid].y: "Can I solo? Vail I 
make a bull — maybe crack up?" But his 
conscious mind is' busy vdth the job a- 
head. "This is it," he says to himself, 
and shoves the throttle gently open; 
Llinus the instructor, the plane is light, 
gets its tail up fast. Busy i^vith the job 
of getting off the gro\ind, the fledgling 
pilot is in the air before he has time 
to miss his company. Then circling the 
field alone, he notices that the helmeted 

head in front is gone no one to bellow 

at his mistakes, the relief of doing 
v/hat he wants, being in complete charge. 
Once around the field and he comes in 
for a landing, again becomes too busy to 
notice his loneliness. He never really 
appreciates what he has done until his 
feet are back on solid ground. The big 
thrill is talking about it aften/ards." 

rial of the higher potential. It is for 
this reason that ALCLAD materials are so 
resistant to corrosion. The Aluraimam 
coating having a higher potential is 
used up, meamvhile protecting the inner 
dural core v;hich in reality is the mate- 
rial v;hich carries the load. In addition 
to this latter protection, the Aluminum 
itself is highly resistant to corrosion. 
As mentioned earlier Cadmium plating as- 
sists in avoiding conditions of Galvanic 
Corrosion. This is due to the fact that 
the electrical potential of Cadmium lies 
between steel and Aluminu-n, and this way 
dissimilar metal contacts are avoided, 
LETAL SPRAY; This should also be added 
as a protective measure. Piire metals, 
(Aluriunum has proven very satisfactory), 
are sprayed in the molten condition, in 
a manner similar to spray painting, and 
the resultant finish foimed is a metal- 
lic covering which is often used on 
Chrome Molybdenum m.otor mounts. 

William van den Akker 

V'ijjIiiiHjyjIJIilipiJft i-|P|r|!:ft pijjfj 



Latest type Ryan military training plane which is now in volunr 
production for the U. S. Army Air Corps and the U. S. Navy 

During 1940 Rvan developed .md i.\p<.rtid 
these new seaplanes for naval pilot training. 

These New Wings Carry the 
Ryan Tradition of Excellence 

"Dragonfly" observation planes designed and built 
by Ryan for the Army have sensational performance. 

The PT-20A, manufactured for the Army, was the first model of 
the Ryan training plane to be equipped with a radial engine. 

ivnm RVJiiB ii£PDivr£ii 

Vol. 1 

APRIL 11, 1941 

No. 8 





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Published by Employees of the 

tlirough their '/elfare Department 

Art Editor 

Larry Gibson 

Lee Esterdahl 

II. Marco; Bill Tagner 

Gary 0. Adains 

to thia issue: George Rodgers 
J. R. Conyers 
Lav/rence Norton 
Hel Thompson 
n. Rochmlioldt 
M. Larco 
Departmental and Organizations : 
liianifold Nighthawks The Shadov; 
Manifold Exhaust Russ Nordlund 
Drauiatic Club 

Things 'N Gtuff Tenn fu. /ise 
Manifold Nights R. J. uorkowski 
;.iaintenance Pat Kelly 
Drop-Kanimer News ^7es Burroughs 
The Ghost Talks The Ghost 
TiLie Clock Safety Committee 

'felding Ken Lurray 

Sheet Metal S. L. Halley 
Engineering V. J. Park, Jr. 
Final Assembly Roy Ryan 

Our special thanks go to two new 

cartoonist contributors '''ally 

Mallot, of the foundry, second 
shift; and J. R. Conyers, of the 
Engineering Department. Conyers 
is also starting in tiiis issue a 
series of personal interviex/s v/ith 
company executives. Apparently 
ht vi/unts U3 all to know that they 
are not monsters aftor all. Mallot 
wields a fane, pen and v/e hope to 
see his drav/ings often in print. 


I wi^-l try to be the man 
My mother thinks I am. 

Don't try to be an earthly saint 

"Jith eyes fixed on a star, 

But just try to be the fellow 

Your mother thinks you are. 

Submitted by George Rodgers 
3rd Shift, Machine Shop 

'Vebster nays INDIVIDUALITY in "Tlie 
quality that distinguishes one person or 
thing from another; DISTINCTIVE CKaRaC- 

He also defines COOPERATION as "Act- 
ing or operating jointly with another or 

Did you ever stop to realize that the 
Ryan Aeronautical Company through its 
Management encourages each of you as an 
employee to keep your INDIVIDUALTIY , but 
as such, requests that you COOFEFUITE 

There are some companies who v;ant 
each employee's COOPERATION but who try 
to take awav their INDIVIDUALITY. 

This Company's policy of INDIVIDUALITY 
•jith COOPTIATION means — 

(1) If any employee has a logical 
and nound viewpoint concerning his de- 

partment's problem, 
viewpoint until it 
door" of the Vorks 

he should voice his 
readies tlie "open 



(2) 'here hold-ups, delays and in- 
efficiencies in other departments affect 
the smooth functioning of one's own de- 
partment, the departiaent head v/hose de- 
partment is being prejudiced has the 
duty to notify management of this situ- 

The purpose of this policy of INDI- 
VIDU/ilTY with COOPERATION and its ef- 
fect is to bring problesas to a point of 
general discussion by those concerned 
and assures each employee that he may 
have his day in court. 

Naturally, there will be times when 
an original viev/point during the process 
of argument vdll develop into 'a much 
different thought. However, this has 
not taken away INDIVIDUALTIY because the 
original vievfpoint has fulfilled its 
duty in being the instigation of a nevif 

I think all of us should appreciate 
the fact that we, as employees of the 
Ryan Aeronautical Company, can v/ithout 
prejudice maintain our status as INDI- 
VIDUALS and v/e should show our apprecia- 
tion by consistently adhering to the 
rules of COOPERATION. The Ryan employee 
is very fortunate to have management 
personnel v/ho put their stamp of approv- 
al on the policy of INDIVIDUALITY with 





Us fel.lov7fj r:ho i/ork insid 


"nave acqulreci that 

pool ioo!;i tr.n 
Itli enviouG 
rents who 


from so doing ; looi'in::^ 

eyes on the saddle colored ,^^ 

h;ive X'c turned to the Wing At-jrcaably from 

the mat cure at oim Valley (Tlic l-lint 


Another divide!! (■T.-iined by v/orkin^; in 

the '.Ting AsBorrMy. 

TOu EJHi'.RI, f>. rficent aco;ai5iLiou from 
the Peninsula must have th-;t certain 
something that causes little birds to it on the .lamb froia the ivoll-knor.'n 
t■v^rig■. It seems that he had an idtvi that 
he would lilce to take the loftln,v course 
given at State College. So, the ni;<ht he 
went out to try to enroll, tliey v:elcomcd 
hiIl^ mth open arms, patted hin on the 
head, baked a c"ke and put up clean cur- 
tains, v/hile !.: thousand locnl yokels 
vjere '/.'andering aroiond tlie joibnt trying 
to find the right door to knock on. 

You kno',7, we once thought the balcony 
stairs v/ould last practically forever, 
but since ■'CUIU.Y" COKifAY, the service 
parts luogul runs up and d.o^m. so imich 
carrying three vrashers at a time from 
ills squirrel cage to the paint cjhop, v.'e 
thinl-r. that they x-ron*t last 'til Chiist- 

Personally, v:e are not bravo employ- 
ees, tut vre vfish someone with courage 
and a heavy-weight disposition voul.d ask 
the "V'Jhite Hope" of v;hat kind 
of a fracas one has to get into to ac- 
quire those floor-board knees he has. 
One vjaj v;ould be boxing a Singer Midget 
but we want the truth. 

The Flag of V.'elcome is ou-t for R. J, 
lailTZ, JE.33 (V;yo;iung) DILLAVOU, ORVILLE 
ailTII, :.b FKITdCIKL, CLYDE (Corkie) 
Y2AGLE, and BOB FUMLstt, 

I wonder if the left side of the 
building is tired of being jrioYcd? 

The usiu'.l unusual weather, has made a 
change in the addrofis of the Ryan Aero- 
nautical Gomprny back to ITade and Plrai, 
V'Jade in mud Plum up to and inclufting. 

If pj. Fi. bEIiliY tries to button-hole 
you c\nd -oovr out a tale of pt-.inful sun- 
].'U.rn, (;y3bi3;-ov.'- rai.sing is in order. Th.o 
tLne-honored method of moving dii-t from 
one given spot to another corajjels the 
moTer to T;ork in a stooping position, 
and nor r-.nyoue can get his chest suii- 
burned while so doing, as per the Beer;-- 
storjr^ (take it either ^.vay) surpassosr 
all imr.gination. The name and address 
of the one lAo knows the truth of tlie 
story vdll be furnished on request. The 
low-dovT:i is this so-help-me: 

Leery lay on his teck sunning hiiB- 
self while his poor little 4 y^ar old 
daughter loaded the wheel-barrow and his 
vdfe pushed same., both being coerced by 
loud and violent language and a broom, 

■^ r~ f ("Yi r ' t^ o o M f*i 10 ^ 

nifitfutii (1 i 

This is the first article on our 
brand ne-.v Ryan Foremixn's Club, and we 
vdsh to L;tart by extending a vote of 
thanks to the Ryan Management for the 
fine bc^g. Inning they gave xxs. 

The dinner itself v/as exceptionally 
good and the meeting vrent off v.lth clock- 
like procedure — Rex Seaton providing the 

The pru-pose behind our Club is to 
promote n better imder standing among oiu' 
departments, exchange ideas for the gen- 
eral good of the plant and to "Keep 
Ryans a Good Place to Work" for that is, 
of course, where our interests lie, 

YJe as a body feel that if this can be 
accomplished, oi.u^ Club wUl be well worth 

Election of officers vjas held and 
they are ns follows: ACE EDLIISTON, Lay- 
out Department, President; EDDIE OBER- 
BAllER, 3>:perjjnental Department, Vicf.>- 
President; T. J. JOHNSON, Fuselage Do- 
part.ment. Secy, and Treas. 

T. J. Johnson, Sec'y, 


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'Ivlix equal proportions cf olive oil 
and Turkish coffee. To make Turkish cof- 
fee, roix finely pulverized coffee \/ith 
equal amount of granulated sugr^r, add 
the coffee to boiling water, and boil 
three timos." Hey '-ait a liiinutG 'til I 
shut off this radio-- 

Now let me see----v.'hf^t i/as I ft;oing to 
nay? Oh yes, as the skunk said to the 
v;ind,"It ail comes back to me now." (To 
paraphrase a current song hit). BILL 

FAUL' .f^TTE' I savs one of his 

uen 13 so 
seven year 

teliind in 

the kind 

beer I o've you. Brad. 

lazy that v;hen he had the 
itch, he was five year.'; 
scratching it out. 

Thaiilcs to ER.-iD Hi'JiRIS for 
\/ords. That's a 
PGMCHO r:ALLOTT says there are three 

places ycu can alv/ays find a Ryan man 

Sears 'Roebucic, the Fep Boys, and then 
there iy a certain spot in Tijuana. 

Tl'ie ilyan Rov.inf, Club is trying to jet 
a fev; more merabers to make up a crtv; for 
the ten i:'.an yawl, so v.hy don't ya-./l corae 
out and ro'v? The oarsaen now include 

vr'TT, s.iAc;: bukb.v'k, "ra";'...TiE" B:xKim, 

and JOHiI ;,'iOIIR03: CAI.iERON. 

Our f-enial doctor, "MOOK" i-iULLIlIS, 
has three lovely daughters. Stop crowd- 
ing fellows. DAIT-"^!! DAI^i BUR'IjTT thinks 
that the latest addition to the faiaily 
will set his draft classification back, 
so that lie '11 fight in the v;ar after the 
next one. "ROoIE" GUSSii.'i/a'j wants to know 
if any more of you fellows want him to 
see ti:e etchings in your apartments. 

Two applicants for the Drama Club are 
K. A. LcCOY, who once played in "Stolen 
Silver", (Mac took the silver) and R. T. 
"SHADY" L,AI'.'E, vrtio played one of the 
bloodhounds in "Uncle Tom's Cabin". 

There are those who took uubrage at 
my reuari^s aj'ent the quitters and cr'^am 
puffs who proriiise to do something and 
then don't do it. I shall be only too 
happy to accor.oraodate tho.'^e men (?) three 
at a time each evening at closing tinie, 
as long .-s they last. Line forms on the 

!»rfRT '.1LDER reports a much better 
turnout, hov/ever, for bail practice, ex- 
cept for BO'/LJ:R FERGUSON. Since the new 
arrival at his home, he has all the bawl 
practice he needs. He says it's more person, living or dead, is probably only 

exercise than tearing dovm a jail from 
the inside. 

"Sb^.EPY" HORN eats his desert before 
he does the rost of his lunch. iiaybe 
his stomach is upset. Thanks JEMS ME'J- 
UAM. Saw DAVE -Tj-iFLE dance with his \;ife 
the other night at the Paris Inn, He 
goes t}iru a whirl like s.n egg beater in 
nn omelet factory. JDir/ "LiOSQUITO 
FL",ET" I.ARGE2! has his throat all wrapped 
up. H:,3 he been sticking his neck out 

\;crks v/ith a heavy heart nowdays. It has 
been his custom to sing along with his 
work, but a factory gendarme insisted 
the plant wasn't the place to practice. 
It's too bad, because SaLnray has a fine 
voice and it was a pleasure to hear him 
sing bits of "Rigoletto", "Pagliacci", 

The Flying Club had a little fried 
chicken and beer lunch last Sunday. 
ODESSA HC/T'XL aicxue her first fligl't, end 
sayj she'd rather fly than ov/n the bot- 
tling rights to the Pccifi*? Scean. Quite 
a number of the gang we'^e oXit'-and don't 
forget the breakfast hop next Sunday. 
J'RRY CGNTf-ILLY is no longer flying the 
Silox Spitfires, but has graduated to a 
■feco, JACr: ROGERS, one of our former 
club members, is nff.v flying for toerican 
Airlines, dropped in to see us. 

FLOYD BEFI^i^'TT couldn't be with us 
yesterday, as he -ms injured at choir 
practice v/hen he spr;-.ined his ankle step - 
ping on a cork. u. BOOTH \jas over an 
hour trying to attract the pigeons at 
the Plaza with his popcorn. Finally, 
ho\.-ever, a couple of then spotted him. 
iicOSIT.R of the Dust jiowl, says that now 
instead of plowing the crops under they 
are planting the seeds upside dovm. 0. 
A. E:'DIC0TT, \7atching several members of 
the Flying Club leave the ground, is go- 
ing to get both feet off the ground 
again one of these days, he's an old 
timer at it. 

■'PRECI0iJ3" FARIS and "LAi:.BIE PIE" ^Hr 
COX are having girl trouble again. That 
old trinagle lias been worked so often 
that it has round edges liKe a farmer's 

Anv r(-!3e;ablaxice or inference to any 

too true. 


T. Claude'^ Rya.n ikat 

ff'-vears that he 

did not look like this on his 15th birth- 
day (1913) in hometov.Ti Parsons, Kansas. 

Perhaps but reliable sources indicate 

that he did (lieference - Eastman Camera 


At any rate, it was at about this age 
that T. Claude, like most of us, started 
dreamin<j of model airplanes that voiJ-dn't 
fly and beconing generally air-minded. 

Also around this tir;ie his father 
bought an ranch here in California 
and the kyan f airily came Vi'est. This was 
hig'hly O.K. with T. Claude as it vras 
much nearer airplanes. 

During- his High School years he work- 
ed variously at selling nevfspaoers, dri- 
ving a laundry route, svrampinj in a lo- 
comotive shop, picking fruit, etc. Then, 
v;hen Viforld Viiar I was declared he tried 
to get in as a flying cadet. After 
passing all physical requirements his 
age tripped up the scheme. 

It seems T. Claude has been a fairly 
thrifty lad. So v/ith the money he 
saved (and some help from his dad) he 
enrolled in the Ainerican School of Avia- 
tion in Venice, California. For $500 
they 5 greed to give him 400 ndnutes of 
instruction in their tvvo airplanes, one 
of ivhich' could on^Ly taxi. Since the fly- 
able ship, an old Curtiss pusher, was be- 
ing repaired most of the time, this 
proved to be a slovr way cf grovjing wings. 
Finally, he did get into the air solo 
and when he cane do:vn, the C^75.00 worth 
of repairs on the landing gear was the 
last straw and the school had to quit 


■: EDITOR'S NOTE: Well, fellows, here's 
[the piu'-e and unaduJ.teratod dope on T. 
: Claude Blyan. 

I This article is the first of a series 
v/e plan to print. In each issue of the 
RYAN flying' reporter some one of the 
"execs" will meet the merciless cross- 
examnation of our swell inquisitor, J. 
II. COIKERS, of Engineering. 

He'll bake their past; he'l]. toss 'em 
to you for just what they are - a bunch 
of men vjiio h.-we been throiigh the miH and 
come up the hard viay. 

The v;ord "boss" sometimes builds a 
wall up around men - makes 'em seem kind 
jof distant and aloof and not regular 
jguys like the rest of us. We really 
jhope these "biographies" vail make you 
if eel a little better acquainted vdth 'era. 

■ I'iMlllll rllOKtl" 

In 1?18, armed with what he claims 
v/as an authentic rGConimendation from the 
Air School, he did manage to get an Air 
Corps api-jointment as a cadet and (gr-adu- 
ated from March Field a full fledged 5O 
hour pilot. After this he was assigned 
as a pilot on forest fire patrol flying 
Liberty-powered C.H.'s, and remained in 
the Army and in active service until 

llJhen the first local San Diego air- 
port operatoi- went on a prolonged visit 
"up the river" for smuggling Chinamen, 
Ryan talked liimself into a te;iiporary 
"rent free" deal for the airport. From 
this time on, he was in "business". He 
says business is just a technical term 
and really does not desci'ibe those hoiiy- 
bui'ger hunting days. But luith bai'n- 
storming and passenger haiiLing and a lot 
of luck the Ryan flying service limped 
on. In 1923 it bought the parts supv- 
posed to represent six old war-time 
Standards. These open jobs vrere svreated 
into five place cabin cruisers, and they 
vfere really "hot". 

Claude Ryan had long since discovered 
the money to be made in teaching others 

to fly. B. F. Mahoney a well-to-do 

sportsman started flying lessons ^.ath 

Ryan. T. Claude says that it was Mahoney 
who talked him into the idea of starting 
a passenger scrmce between San Diego 

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and Los An^jfiles. ('Je frankly believe 
that the "Talking into" may ue a little 
Kiixed up there.) In 19^5, the Ryan Air- 
linos opened rdth a"an-fare as the first 
all-year schediiled passenjer service in 
the United States. T. Claude vas Presi- 
dent, Passenger Agent ^ Lieclianic and Pi- 

/ilso in 1925 the Ryan "orvjr.nization" 
built the first iiyan Li-l, 'Ith a vic'.T to 
air niaj.l. This high v/in.i; monoplane 
could scream through the air vdth an 800 
pouj-'id pay-load at 11? iu.p.h. It was in 
this that Ryan outflevr the Armj-'s famous 
D.H. and Oaldey Kelly in a challenge 
race. The race resulted in the sale of 
the first six Li-l's and really launched 
the commercial career of tho company. 

In 1926 came the Ryan B-1 Brougham, 
the first one of v;hich ^..'as sold to Ryo.n's 
old friend Frank Hawks. The noted 
"Spirit of St. Louis" ■./as buiJ.t early in 
1927. After selling out to partner Ma- 
honey, Ryan took on the distribution of 
the famous Slcmens-Halske radial engines 
jnade in Germany, and distributed them in 
this coimtry under the n?nie of "Ryan 
Siemens". In the interest of this busi- 
ness, and for a honojmioon, Ryan took a 
look at European aviation in 1923, 

VJVien he came home lie settled dovm to 
operating the Ryan school in earnest — 
and getting housebroken into a married 
riian. There ai'e now three young Rjmns, 
David (10), Jerry (9) and Steven (2). 

The present Ryan Aeronautic:' 1 Com- 
pany was founded in 1931 > depression and 
all. In 1933, Ryan and Millard Boyd, the 
present Chief Engineer, together vdth 
VJill Vandermeer, Assistant Ciiief Engin- 
eer, designed and manufactTU-'ed the first 
S-T metel fuselage monoplane. Tlds air- 
plane received approved type rating in 
1934 and the company has been building 
them and the 'various new rnd iiriproved 
models of the same sound basic design 
over since. 

But getting back to the boss, \'Ie had 
him cornered for this interviev: and 
made him admit more than a pickpocket 
going through a third de'jree. He said 
there was a time when he felt like he 
knew all about airplrmes, but that now 
he has to hire his brains. 

He admitted that he got into aviation 
on the first lap of its race up. He says, 
"I^elieve yen.; me, I am going to stay in 

for the next lap too.' 

'Fiirther, and 

what's n.orc," he said, "we have a really 
capable organization built up with the 
boys wlio are .making the viheels go round, 
and vfhat T'e've done so far is nothing 
corar>ared to what our 'team' is going to 
do froj,; novr on." 

T. Claude real3.y got emphatic when he 
allowed, "V/e fcr3lieve our present grov.'th 
under Defense orders vias made possible 
by oui' consistent plodding and steady 
progress during the many years before, 
and vre regard the present rapid develop- 
ment as a stepping stone to building 
m.ore and better airplanes after the 
vrarld 'fracas' is over." "Bigger and 
better," lie said, as an after thought. 

The boss asked us especially to in- 
clude this: "In a nevr grovdng business 
like this, evciyone's ideas are im.portant 
and it is through the suggestions and 
criticism of the men on the job that 
most Ox our improvements come about. I 
vrant to thank the many who have offered 
suggestions and encourage everyone to 
Ditch in his own ideas." 

•?.-■ ,r fi ■i>: jj 


The Ryan Soft Rail Team spent a 
enjoyable time at the blniv/av/a CCC 
last The high-light of the trip 
was, of course, the lO-to-6 victory for 
Ryan. It v/as the first game of the 
season and from all indications Ryan 
idll be near the top of the heap in the 
scramble for the City Soft Ball ChxTiit- 
pionship. 1 fetch your Ryan Re- 
porter for the comiiLete schedxile of the 
City Lea.'jcue as well as v.'here and when 
there idll be Company practice games. 





Those who read this column, will pro- 
bably miss the c^.Y} interestin,'^ chatter 
of our former and worthy contributor 
ERAB HARRIS, who 3s now in the office 
takin.^ up the duties of "Chief Time 
Clerk", Coai^ratulations, though We sure 
miss your happy and ever ready snile. 3o 
it's our loss, their gain. 

After much fretting and chevdng of 
fin,"er nails to carry on my nev- chore, 
decided it best to dive head first and 
V'Orr.y later. So here goes 

Just a re::iinder to you fellovs, that 
Easter is once more upon us. So if you 
have been a good boy and saved a fev; 
SHiiCKLES, you might be able to join the 
"Fashion Parade"v;ith a fev/ choice"duds". 
You knov, there's always a little thrill 
in looking nice to the opposite se:-:, 
vdth very little effort. 

i'Jell, JACK, here it is, time to go to 
press, and I am not able to tell every- 
one more of the big nevis about tte coming 
"blessed event", liividently, the stork 
had other plans. And as the old saying 
goes — ^we sure hope you both get v;hat you 
want. Though at this stage, everyone 
usually says it doesn't matter. How 
about it? Anyi,;ay, we're all wishing you 
and i.:R3. ZIPPl.'ALD the best of luck. 

Hey fellows, did you knov« that we had 
another "JOHI^I ATLAS" in our midst, v.ho 
claims he has a sure-fire v;ay to build 
up that run-down "fiz-eek" of yours, 
from 155 lbs. to a mere 190 lbs. vdth 
large bulging "muslcels" in no time at 
all. Tho3-,j interested in getting bulged 
(where???????), contact GLIIN SAIDIER per- 
sonally, and save money on postage for 
his instniction book. 

There seems to be a little difference 
cf opinion as to the beauty cf these 
girls from Arkansas. If you want a per- 
sonal viev7-point, ask EDDY BOOTH, and 
get into the argioment. A 'hem, I myself 
think the California lassies are hard to 
beat, don't j'^ou? 

All those noticing (JI^FF) JEFFRIES 
moving about a little more slowly the 
last week or so, as though he were ready 
for a cane and tin cup_, will be inter- 
ested to know that it was all due to 
breaking in, or rather being broken in 
by, a pair of new glasses. Viforse than a 
tight pair of shoes, eh, Jeff, but all 
vdll be O.K. in time. 

I see where LOUIE UPIIIYER has return- 
ed from his exciting trip to Seattle, 
Washington. He claims it is a fisher- 
man's paradise vdth those nice salirion 
trout jumping all around you for the 
taking. How d^es that sound to you Cal- 
ifr»rnia anglers — any argument? 

I alsQ understand there is a gentle- 
man in the small parts department who is 
now going in for "bubble baths". Wouldnt 
you ali like to ask DON JOHNS about 

In conclusion, I would like to brief- 
ly relate the misfortunes of little JEil- 
MIE APPLESTILL on Thursday last, as a 
day to be remanbered by Jimmy for some 

time. It was 3^32 P»M, Jimmy was on 

his way through the melee to check out 
as usual, but before progressing very 
far, his badge dropped from sight. After 
much scrambling and dodging of traffic, 
he finally met with success. Upon reach- 
ing his car, and attempting to start the 
m.ctcr, there was a very loud "BANG", ac- 
companied with a large puff cf smoke , 
You've probably visioned hew fast a per- 
son will run from a set charge of dyna- 
lidte, — ^virell, you should have seen Jimmy- 
can he move.' Outside of running out of 
gas before reaching home, nothing more 


Due to unavoidable circuinstances, a 
few of the members have been unable to 
attend recent meetings. The Ryan Play- 
ers now consist of : GERRY '.VRIGHT, DOROTHY 
and ROB,i,RT BUTTS. 

There isn't much to tell on the Club's 
activities but sometime this May you 
vdll all have the cpport unity t-> see our 
accom.plishments . 

Remember, it's "Our Boarding House". 
A riot from start tc finish.' 




by Penn E. Wise 

For those of you who were ccmpelled to 
walk through the mud of the parking lot, 
I suggest v.-earing snowtshoes. A bit in- 
convenient, I knov/, but it will save the 
wear and tear on your vocabulary. 
* • * 

Hitler must have had a terrible time 

in scliool. He is still holding his hand 

up. Someone should tell him he can go 

Glamorous, amorous, and petite 


• * • 

"Ijlusic hath charm to soothe the sav- 
age breast." Have you heard JaCK "UST- 
L"R tickle the piano keys yet? 

The wind must blow quite hard out 
where EZTTf FRANK lives. It keeps her 
hair standing on end. 

* • • 

For noontime amustaent, try v/atching 
the chuck wagon clerk making change and 
keeping his eyes on a dozen pair of 
hands through his v/ares. 

RALPH FLAND31S has sworn off gals 
thiit chev/ gum. He tells us that the 
last time he associated v.'ith one of 
those female guni chav/in' fiends, it took 
hiu exactly 8 days to get it all out of 
his moustache. 

» ♦ * 

It is rumored that the Ryan Dramatic 
Club may become the Ryan Matrimonial 
Club in the very near future. Close ob-- 
servance will reveal that it's off to a 
fair start now. 

that men should vzear a necktie to match 
the color of their hair, "/hat about the 


« « • 

The personality girl of the week 


• « * 

The dash for the clock house each nite 
after work is a spectacle in itoelf. • 
It's a good thing the clock house doesuV 

have swinging doors, 
slapped in the puss, 

Someone would ge-t 

^■/liy not have the time clocks play a 
musical tune each time a card is punched? 
For example, if one rings in on time the 
clock v;ill play "Time on My Hands". But 
if one is late, then he hears, "Oh, Beat 
Me Daddy!" 



at its best- 


If all the employees' wives knew that 
the cops at the clock house were inspec- 
ting the lunches they put up, there 
v;ould be some changes made somev;here. 

and remember, girls, even our 

great statesmen have said "iJo" and did- 
n' t mean it I 

"I CMV' 
If you think you are beaten, you are. 
If you think that you dare not, you don't! 
If you'd like to win, but you think you 

It's almost a cinch you v/on't. 
It's as true as the stars in the skies 
Thtt out in the world you'll find 
Success begins in a fellow's thoughts. 
It's all in the state of mindl 
Full many a race is lost 
:]re ever a step is run; 
And many a task has failed 
Before it was ever begun. 
Think big and your deeds will grow; 
Think small and you'll fall behind; 
Think that you can and you will; 
It's all in the state of mindl 

If you think you're outclassed, you are. 

You've got totliink high to rise; 

You've got to think well of yourself, 

Before you can \rin a prize. 

Life's battle doesn't always go 

To the stronger or faster man. 
But soon or late, the man v/ho wins 

Is the fellow who thinks he cani 

Submitted by 

Lawrence Norton 
Machine Shop, Second Shift 

B E H I N [) T H [ SCENES 

'Here~rs thT'sec^nd of our series of "behind the Scenes" articles describing the 
activities in the Ryan plitnt and their relation to the company's com]aete production 
program. All departments are invited to contribute similar articles. Bud Beery 
of the Wing Department will probably be our next contributor^ 

by Mel Thompson 

"Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Safety," 

That motto — v/hicli hangs over the desk of the chief inspector in more than one 
American aircraft factory — guides one of the most vital phases of production of 
airplanes for national defense — inspection. 

Standing guard over each operation in every department in the nation's air- 
craft plants during every \torking hour are thousands of inspectoi'S, v.'hose job it is 
to eliminate all possibility of defective raw material or faulty workmanship. 

The work of inspection starta .the mo- 
ment raw materials are delivered to the 
factory stockroom and continues until 
the completed ship has been serviced and 
delivered to the U. S. Army or Navy or a 
foreign government. 


Inspection falls logically into two 
divisions; first, the testing and check- 
ing of all ra.w materials and of the pro- 
cess knov/n as fabrication until tlie 
first frame is hung in the fuselage jig; 
second, the supervision of workmanship 
from subajTsembly through the final 
"tv;ice over" and servicing. 

All materials are purc}iased and ac- 
cepted only if they are in complete com- 
pliance with specific Air Corps, Navy, 
Federal and individual aircraft factory 
st£i.ndards. These rigid inspections fall 

into a number of categories visual, 

magnetic, dimensional, metallurgical, 
ciiemical, etc. There a,re numerous other 
tests for tensile 3tre?igth, v/earing 
qualities, corrosion resistance and 
ability to withstand shock. 

Small parts, such as rivets, nuts, 
bolts, etc., receive a "lot" inspection; 
i.e., a specified number of the pieces 
are picked at random from each shipment 
and tested for strength, finish, etc. If 
they meet the tests, the entire shipment 
is accepted; otherwise, it is rejected. 

Particular care is taken to see that 
such essentials as steel and aluminum 
forgings, castings, rods, bars, extru- 

sions and sheet metal are free from mi 

croscopic cracks and fissures and have 
proper physical properties. 

An elaborate magnetic inspection test 
reveals any defects. The part is magne- 
tized, then i/nmersed in a kerosene bath 
in which finely-divided magnetic powder 
is suspended and which adlieres to the 
metal and clearly outlines the flaw on 
magnetization of the part. 


Sheet metal stock is inspected for 
flatness, gauge, physical properties and 
general appearance. This material, used 
for the skin or outer covering of the 
plane, must be free from "waves" or 

Tests have also been developed for 
accessaries made from fabric, rubber, 
glass, \/ood, plastics, brass, bronze, 
etc. Then there are tests for engines, 
propellers, parachutes, flares and every 
other bit of equipment which goes into 
the completed ship, 


The later and equally important — 

phases of inspection start when the 
first frame is hung in the fuselage jig 
and continues as the ship passes down 
the line to have parts and assemblies 

Inspection ends only v;hen the com- 
pleted craft is ready for delivery to 
its purchaser. 

Subassembly inspectors are on duty at 
all times to \;atch parts as they are 
being assembled. Rivets, nuts, bolts 
and clamps must be as specified on the 
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by R.J.lIorkowski 


il AIlITiiI>!AHCE 

by I'at Kelly 

.This comes from a bunch of happy but 
aching baseball players. Mappy because 
of an opportunity to play out in the sun 
(something that a great many of us are 
badly in need of) ivith fellows from the 
other departments and a swell bunch they 
are — sore and aching because of a winter 
without exercise, spent lazily in bed or 
the theatre. 

Fellows, this is an inter — department 
sport. All the equipment is furnished 
by your ov/n athletic department. Now 
let's shovi them our appreciation by com- 
ing out in droves, lie guarantee that no 
one gets "benched" — everyone plays. Vife 
are out for fvm and well see that every- 
one gets it. 

VJhen the entertainment committee 
starts hunting for talent we hope they 
don't overlook "COLLEEl'l" COATS and "LIT- 
TUL AUDRiiY" iiVANS who do a routine that 
v.'ould put the Hollywood Hoppers Chorus 
of Beauties to shame. Or the "Trilling 
Trio" composed of THOMAS, COATS and 
EVAI'''S v;ho insist on offering a selection 
at the slightest provocation (dam them) 

FLOYD BEI'JIIETT carrying that new S-T 
collector reminds us of the snake charm- 
er we sav; at the circus. (lio fellows, 
the charmer, not the snake.) "FERGIS" 
FERGUSEN is a past master at snake 
charming. You should have seen him play- 
ing the flute sitting on the floor cross- 
legged with a 102 stainless specie coil- 
ed up in front of him. 

Thank goodness that "BUTCH" and "RED" 
BECKER have good constitutions. It took 
them only one day to lick the Flu. 

" more about '" TI-!E INSPECTION DEP ARTI'lENT 

blue print and they must be fitted to- 
gether properly. The tools used by the 
workmen are passed on by the inspector, 
as is the quality of worki.ianship. 

Tanks, motor mo\mts, landing gears, 
wings, tail and control surfaces, hydrau- 
lics, instruments, cable and electrical 
installations, and motors-all of which 
have already been carefully checked — are 
given additional inspection during final 

Once the ship is canpleted, shop 
practice in many plants permits it to 
stand on the assembly line for a day or 
two. Groups of engineers, inspectors 
and other experts climb over and through 
it, hunting for any little defects which 
may liave slipped past the departmental 

Big ED RUIZ, formerly ono of us, is 
now ^^dth the Army. The mess sarg who 
chows Big Ed. is to be pitied. Lots of 
luck, Ed. and lots of bunk fatigue. 

By the way, wonder why someone hasn't 
conceived a service flag of some descrip- 
tion for windov/ display? 

BILL CUilDIFF has returned to duty af- 
ter tangling up with a sander and a drop 
har,imer. Thej- threw him. for a loss but 
they couldn't dent his big smile, CARCY 
BALLARD, timekeeper, is also back on the 

HAROLD HILL says the fishing off 
Tierra del Fuego is excellent though its 
a right smart piece south of the border. 
Incident lly, he is extremely proud of 
his new G.E. which he promptly branded 
vjith a lazy H. 

We all ki-iew K. 0. BURT had n\any fine 
dramatic expressions but were a bit 
startled to learn that he vjent in for 
the "theatai'i" professionall3''. 

Names for the late type planes re- 
called several heard some 20 odd years 
ago on many lips. How many of you re- 
member S.E. 5, Spad, Handley-Page , Kieu- 
port, Cuadron, Farman, Caproni? And a- 
cross the lines were the Taube, Alba- 
tross, Fokker, These babies had no 
wings of flajne, but they got there just 
the same. 

Buen venido to JONES, TAYLOR and BER- 

GETv, new hands. 

• tiiiniKKii'Muio'i 


If something, no matter how trivial, 
seems to require attention, the finder 
makes a note on a large card which hangs 
from the nose of the plane. Almost be- 
fori^ he has finished his scrav;l,that 
something is receiving careful attention. 

Inspectors are chosen for their abil- 
ity to perform specific checks. Host of 
them come from the bench where they de- 
veloped a pride in their workmanship <, 
Many final assembly and flight inspec- 
tors have seen actual flying service 
vdth the Federal government, with com- 
mercial airlines and in private opera- 
tions. All of them are fitted for their 
particular assignment and are permitted 
to operate in that assignment only. 

All these thousands of operations are 
absolutely necessary, for aeronautical 
engineers point out that failure of the 
smallest pai't of an airplane may lead to 

m f-^^;. 

I 4 


f — 


by V^es Burroughs 

Kov; many of jom- latent povfors havo 
you developed? Do jow realise that -.'ith- 
in you Ii..ies that irresist:\bl.5 soinetliino- 
that all v.romen Do you havu to be 
handsome to have a plentiful supply of 
leinininity at your beck call? The 
•answer is, NO. 

In fact, forget a].l -bout your latent 
powers, that is just a ga^^'. But to be 
really popular like our friend GIELI 
SKADIiL in the cutting departjuont , all 
that is necessary is to send your nanie, 
address, and description to i-rs. Canning, 
able operator of the eighteen to eighty 
club (along w_th the nondnal suni of two 
dollars each month) and in return she 
•Till ari-ango as many dc'.tes for you as 
you care to have. 

Can any of you tell us v;here you can 
get so much for so little during this 
dry of rising prices? If so, please con- 
tact S. P. CHRISTIE of the ?land Finish- 
ing Department, atio because of his be,-:u- 
tiful curly locks certainly shouldn't 
have to pay this nuch. He claiins that he 
can have as ni.'iny dates as he vfants, b'ut 
admits that a little v'ariety might be 

■■Te are rather pusEled about the ac- 
tions of BOB MORGAN, the second shift 
furnace operator. It was r-oi.'i.ored around 
the (iepa,rtm'jrit a co-uple of weeks ago that 
Bob's gii'l friend v;as becoming displeased 
a-jout Eob having to vrork nights. It was 
also hinted that if soniething vrasn't 
done about the situation there vc.s likely 
to be a parting of the v^-ys. I'.'ell, after 
Bob transferred to the day shift, things 
seein to have gone nicely for the grand 
period of three days. Bob is v,o\r back 
on the second shift. 

Vfe a.ll know thrt women are apt to bo 
a little fickle, but v/iu'.t ire are iHiable 
to find is if the tlireatened breech oc- 
c\u'"red in :;,pite of the ch;inge in shifts 
or if the apple of Bob's ej'-e decided 
that roiiiancf^ doesn't flourish any better 
"onder c,he cilvery betuns of the moon than 
it does during broad daylight. 

'.''Jo vroulc'n't want to be the one to 
suggest that cold air flo^'*dng down the 
back of one's neck, v'hile holding down 
the ria)-,ilde seat of a "llui-dei' Cycle", 
vro'uld be a determining factor in favor 
of the "woik at niglit; v:oe during the 
dajr" systeju. (I 'in sorry, bvit some say it 
is spelled ''WOO", but uf coui'se that is 
the single man's way of spelling it.) 
Heavens help me if my wife should find 
out that I v.Tote this. 

JACK I'ilWRICK, the fellow who oper- 
ates the tank that puts waves in a per- 
fectly smoct)i part, has been having 
quite a time lately. Saturday afternoon 
he teloj-'honed to inform us that he 
wouldn't be able to get to work until 
eight o'clock, as he had to straighten 
out soia.. buriness about a window. Ilon- 
day iThen asl':ed about having this trouble 
iTith a v»'indo",T and not being able to get 
to work at all on Saturday, he replied, 
"I ..guess it must have been because I vras 
30 -.found up that I put an "N" in tddow. " 

3imd<;,.y they decided to go to a b-all 
gfjiie, but the gateman tried to reason hL-'i, but to no avail . So Jack >)ays 

his hard earned (?) money and goes in 

just in time to see (???) them flash the 
score for the last half of the ninth. 
Poor Jack has been having too iriuch trou- 
ble lately so please don't kid him too 

much about the v/idow, 

Ther<:: is some ,guy in this department, 
on the second shift v;e believe, who is 
so Ignorant he insists on spelling "Rope" 
v/ith a "D". 

Last Sunday one of our men had his 
family out for an afternoon ride, on the 
Ramona-Lakoside Highway. A car -ahinzed 
past hi) . rrlth what appeared to be one 
Iierson in it. Ho thought he recognized 
the fellow as C. G. RUSH. A little fur- 
ther down the highway he saw tlie same 
car parked in a siiady grove. Yep I It 
vras C. G. RUSH all right, but by golly, 
there viere V'lo persons in the car. You 
just h.M.d to look tivice to tell. Uovr why 
would :• gu;;,' v/ant to be v;asting IrLs time 
like that? 

"Te Y.dsh to take this opportunity to 
thank the many of you ivho contributed so 

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T H S 

A 1.: E R I C A N 

U S I N 1^ 


BULLETIN NO. 3 - Tliis is the tliird of a series of bulletins which vail appear reg- 
ularly in the RYAi; FLYINQ Rl::PORTEii. to describe for the ^lerican working .man facts 
you v/ill want to know about the Araerican business sjr-jtemj to tell how businesses 
are built; to p.>;plain hovs they are operated and to define the position that busi- 
ness occupies in Araerican life. 


If the truck driver "iJUsiness man does a good job riirjiing his business alone; 
if he is successful in selectint'j: .^'oou assistants and plarjiing work for them and 
te.v.ching them; if he vrinc the trust and interest of his asnist.ants by honesty and 
ability, he may bo able to ouilc his business until it is so big that he can't look 
after all of it himself. If the business gets that big, the bor;s vill have to 
create departments and assign :.\en to head thos<^ departments and to manage certain 
parts of the business. One of the department heads vdll manage the job of finding 
customers, another vdll manage the job of keeping the trucks repaired and running, 
,e vdll manage the routing for pick-ups and deliveideo, another may run the job of 


keeping accoimts and collecting the bills. 



In. a large business the department 
executives often learn to do theii' o\,n 
work better than the big boss coidd do 
it. The job of the big Loss is to de- 
cide vrfiat should be done and to keep the 
department heads workirg together to do 
it. If the big boss is to do his job 
well, he must bo able to respect his as- 
sistants and appreciate their ariiities, 
and he must win theii- appreciation and 
respect. Q 

The head of a business must /' |>'>-~-. 
be fair and honest to .gain the '•'■ 
respect of his department 
heads. The department heads 
must be fair and honest to 
gain the respect of the boss, 
the respect of other depart- 
m.ent hieads and the respect and >^^ 
co-operation of their owii men. '■'•—- — ,..~v" 

If the boss is unf;dr to customers. 




liis department heads vdll find out about 
it and vdll realize that sooner or later 
he vdll be unfair to them. In that case 
they will distrust him and •'.dll bo un- 
able to vioik vdth him vrhole-hearterlly. 
llhen chances come to get other jobs, the 
departmenb heads vdll leave, and the 
busines? T-m suffer from inefficiency 
caused by frequent changes and j.ack of 

If one of the department 

heads is unfair vdth bis as- 

5:istants, the other ocpart- 

ment heads will take note of 

it and realize that he will 

be unfair idth them if he 

gets the chance. So they vdll 

.^_^..'> distrust him, and sooner or 

^^^ later he will lose their co- 

-•'■'^'^ operation and hds work udll 

suffer. fjooner or later the boss vdll 

have to dinmiss him. 





At times the boss seems slov/ to learn that a nan is wrong, but he is not usu- 
ally as slov; as he seems to be. A capable business man stidves patiently to help 
his men correct their faults, t^nd often he is successful, but if he discovers that 
a man lacks the character that is required in important positions in business, he 
laust dismiss him. If ho fails to do that, he will eventually wreck his business 
and lose the money that iie has invested in th.e business. (continued on next page) 

YtTTien a man conducts a with- 
out assistants, he has to fct along with 
only himself and his customers. When a 
business gets big and employs a lot of 
people, it is necessary that they get a- 
lonp vdth each other so that they can 
v'ork together. It is, of course, diffi- 
cult for all of the people in a larc;e 
group to like all of the other people in 
the group equally well, but it is neces- 
sary that £ll of the people in a business 
like each ot her well enough to vork to- 
gether without trouble. 

However, the eyecutive s of a business 
must like each other very well in order 
to operate the business efficiently. Men 
V'ho direct the different departments iri 
a business iJo not alv;ays have the same 
opinions about policies and methods. At 
times they will find it necessary to dis- 
a.fjree vith each other and to ar^ue the 

merits of their opinions until they can 
agree on a plan that seems likely to be 
beneficial to the business. In order to 
conduct such arguirents sensibly, intel- 
ligently and without anger, it is abso- 
lutely necessary that the executives of 
a business like each other , and the 
liking Eiu^t be based on mutual respect 
and integrity. 

If a man is unfair and not entirely 
h.onest,he is not respected or trusted by 
his associates. If he argues to support 
his opinion, his associates will suspect 
that he has a selfish or unfair purpose, 
and they will discount his opinion or ig- 
nore it. .Such a man cannot occupy a 
permanent position as an executive in an 
efficient business. His presence in a 
business v.'ill cause dissension, which 
will destroy efficiency and eventually 
ruin the tusiness. 


A business must be operated efficient- 
ly if it is to continue to exist and to 
provide jobs. Efficient operation is 
possible only '."hen the executives of the 
business are reasoiiably intelligent and 
thoroughly co-operative so that they can 
exchange inforjaation freely and v.'ith 
complete confidence. Co-operation and 
confidence are secured only when every 
executive of a business places complete 
trust in the integrity of his associates. 
Now and then vre observe a business 
that seems to get alon'-^ without co-oper- 
ation and without integrity and we 
wonder how. But sooner or later Vi;e learn 

'"more DROP-HAl'Jlt^R IIE'/S 

unstintingly to our call for aid for 
CLAYTCIJ RUSTON. And we are proud fjid 
happy to announce that Kiss Kathleen 
Sherwin aiid d-aar old "Rusty" are now Ilr. 
and Its. and our warmest congratulations 
to both of you. 

Although he does not work at Ryans we 
are sure he has many adiiiirers viho do; so 
we give ycu this latest nexv;:; flash - Ljt. 
and Krs. Dagwood Eumstead are 
a blessed event. According to our as- 
trologers it vdll be a girl. llrs. Bum- 
stead is known to her many friends as 
"Blondie". Don't say we di-dn't te].l you. 

L. F. H;iJndIlGTO!; recently took a 

that the business is gone or is under 
new ma nagement . 

Everj' once in a v.'hile we hear of the - 
success of some fellow whom we Icnow to 
be lacking in charactez- and vre wonder 
how he does it. But eventually the gob- 
lins get him. 

Such observations emphasize the fact 
thf,t the i:ien who remain p ermanentl y in 
important positions in j\merican business 
are men of high character, who can win 
and held the trust of other executives 
in the s.^iie businesses, and v-ho are re 
spected and trusted by executives of 
other businesses. 

written examination for a Civil Service 
job. One of the questions v/as to define 
vacuuiTi. L. F. says he couldn't put it 
"down on raper exactly, but lie iiad it in- 
his head. 

A few of the boys in the Drop Hammer 
Department have been working hard for 
the past two months to get the Ryan Sad- 
dle i^ilots, horseback riding Club, 
started. It seems that most of the fel]- 
ov-;s are from this departr.ient . How about 
giving us a hand to make this a club for 
the whole factory? 

If you don't know how to ride, so 
what? iwen Cody and Kit Carson had to 

Rally around the barn, boys and girls. 


by E. Roehnholdb 


In these dajs of vmacitlod viluec-i, 
everyone is looking for safe invest^acnt,". 
The mind shovfs us xihat v.'e waiit. io do and 
lcnov«'led£re is onJ.j' a schol;.ir' for the nur- 
poae of the mind. 

If v;e have no -./orthy n.otive to in- 
spire ovj: actions^ if v;e h-vve no hi,;;'h 
purpose to v.'hich vie h?^ve dedicated our- 
selves, our knovfledge rmiy brin*^ us only 
disappointment . 

Knorrledf^e and ey.perience 
is one of tlie heaviest '.rar- 
dens that a navi laust bear; 
so then, knoi. 'ledge has l.e- 
corae the vital elei.ient, the 
very life IJ.ood of modern 
civilization. Then the 
heir^ht of wisdom is the 
rational adi;iin:.istj.'atinn of 

Y.Tien a inman assimilates 
lcnowledg'3, he inust 
that his Vv'isdon is limited 
by the amount of kno^v'led£■e 
Ids mind jia s stored av/ay. 

It is just like having 
money in the ban)-:. You can 
only draviT out \fhat you have 
deposited J yet there are 
some, v.'ho tiy overdraiving 
this account. So vfhen they 
are admonished for their 
shortage (insufficient knuvf- 
ledge), they cry to high 
heaven of injustice and talk 
about offending destiny. 

Vilien in doubt as to hov; to 

invest invest in yourself, 

Py that is mofcnt, in theL^iv- 
provement of \our abilities 



^f em /cnouy 

These days, one meets up vdth a lot 
of youi\e' folks v;ho are av.-ay from koine 
seeking faeir 07m way in this busy iTorld, 
of ours. I i;onder if they stop to con- 
sider that e. loved one mother, dad, 

sister or brother would like to hear 

iroia them hovr tiiey are doing and 

.er T(\rritten novi may ease thai. 

that a le!: 
v.-orrieJ f^ 

■'ling for those at home. 
3o, !:y friends, a letter at this time 
—or still 
on Ilothrr' ; 

better, something for Mother 



— "fhich is every day. 
— E. Rceliraholdt 

and tne 
sphere of 

ext-'nsion of the 
yoiu- knowledge and 

Capital is condensed labor. 
It is nothing until labor 
takes hold of it. Tlxe living 
laborer sets free the con- 
densed labor and makes it as- 
sujfle some form of ut.ilj.ij'-. 
Capital and labor ;.re one, 
and they Vv'ill draw nearer to 
each other as the world ad- 
vances in intellect and good- 
ness. — David Swing. 


T H 

G H S T 

i A -ij 

You can tell "oLEEPY" HC-RII cane frora 
the land of grass and chipmunks. '"Sleepy" 
always climbs on the highest seat to 
doze and eat, Vfetch your nibbling, 


I wonder if "SLIM" C0ATE3 and "T."£ASEL" 

EVAi'^S will over stop their f j.ghtinf;? They 

fight every ni/^-ht but nevoi' stiera to £-et 

anywhere, "Weasol'' ought to bo s shamed of 

himself. A big bruiser like him picking 



on a little feller 

"Slim" ali.'ays seeuu: 
Stay with hin, "Slim", 

like "Slim", 


lis ovm. 
let hiia 

in foundry 2nd 
DUZE out for a 

scare you. 


shift, sent JOE "BOTTLE" 
bottle of Prop vfash. Joo havin;; been 
here for only four months spent nearly 
an hour hiuiting prop v;ash, •v.hich ^voes to 
shor.- you that you can't even trust yo'jr 
lead ma.n sometimes — for shcime, "'Jally". 


y/hat a Sunday it v;asJ "i.USCLE" RASS- 
l.iUSSEN gave a party and asked the boys 
out. "Muscle" provided the "dates" but 
the boys failed to shov/ up. "'Ji.STY" PID- 
GOGK was sick and "DOOMED" ZOOK took the 
future Mrs. Zook to the mountainj. 'Of 
course you fellovrs know Zook is being 
married in about 30 days, (Sounds like a 
jud;^e's sentence.) All o-or sympathy 
to you, Zook. 


I see "TIIW" GREY vron his captain's 
bars. You know hoi: it goes vfhen one good 
man goes up a notch, another fi.lls his 
shoes or should I say "scoiva". 


Oiu- sympathy to "MOKGE" of the bake 
oven 2nd. "Bake" started home the other 
night but he took an av/ful spill, I 
thought he liad his mount bettei- trained 
than thr.t but I guess a fellov/ never 
gets too old to learn. Sorry, "Bake". 


I viSiS told that LEE "BUCK" 1VALI(ER 
likes to vralk so i/ell he rides out and 
lets his horse throw him off so he can 
walk home. It coiLLd not have been the 
horse because when JOHNSOW of the sand 
blast got on the same horse, it went 
right to sleep. Maybe .it vias because he 
knevf the sandman t:as on hin pun — 

Moral of this story, "It i-ays to have 
a little sand." 


Oh v'hy can't we do something about 
that TT^ZJ,' horn at lunch tL-ne, VJe ha-ve 
only 30 Liinutes of quiet in eight hour\s 
and someone has to start blovdng that 
^^^'M'^ horn. 


FL0Y3 "CFSiT' BEMinLTT moved over to 
the 1st for a v/eek. I don't know what he 
did there but the "s-tacks" started look- 
ing better right av.-ay. Thanks, "Chew", 

Have any of you fu3.1oviG heard aboirt 
our- inventor's nev/ device for gardening? 
He already has a wonderful "revolver" 
that is counter balanced and has every- 
thing. But his seed planting business 
I don't understand 

He says he puts his seed in a piece 
of paper tape spaced one inch apart, and 
then a layer of fertilizer in a piece of 
tape on top of that. Then he has a gad- 
get to puJ.l the dirt in afterwards. He 
says all he has to do is roll up the 
tape, put i.t in the machine, start the 
machine up and go buiy himself — or some- 
tliing — 


Must frequent other haunts, so good 
stfcks to you all till next edition. 


Saturo.ay, April 19th, is tlie night 
that Ryan oowlers have been v.'aiting for! 
At the nev: bowling alleys near the Mar- 
ine Base, the Ryan Office Team and the 
Ryan En^,^ineeilng Team will do their best 
in t he San Diego City Bovding Champion- 
ships. These tvro teams vdll be holding 
up the reputation of the Ryan Boivling 
League and the least we can do is to 
come out and give them a cheer as they 
have but the one night to do their all. 

There will also be singles and dou- 
bles in x/hich the League will be repre- 
sented hy the outstanding bowlers of the 
past season. Cone one — come all I And 
give the boys the sujiport they rightly 

iHi- -iHi- ^Kr 


The men v.ho try to do something and fail 
are infinitely better than those who try 
to do nothing and succeed. 




0i'^"'^lTIM£ CLOCK 

z^/ Ir^^ 


by Ken I urray 

V;h;lT good is a i.!ACHIK.d GUaKD? 

All our machines are well guarded 
and, believe rae, all the g\iards stay in 
place all the tLnie they're runnin;:;.' 

A nevj tine card showed up in the rack 
this iriorning for John, and like all new 
comers Rusty started hii:i out with seme 
good advice about machine guards. 

Rusty tcld Jolin that our Company had 
spent a !lot of money to make our machines 
as safe as possible. 

A"'.E0, that this wasn't because the 
boys here didn't know hov- to operate the 
machines, as most of them have all the 
ansv;ers . 

Rusty ',vent on, "Now, John, all of us 
know better than to put our fingers in 
between revolving gears or the dies of a 
press, or into a turnint^ fl.-.TA-heel. 

"But the trouble is that sometimes we 
forget to remember.' 

"You see, John, we know that a mach- 
ine v.dll UEUally do, but we don't know 
alwavs wliat a human being will do. 

"Some day you may be absent minded, 
0.T a little sick or v;orried about some- 
thing. You won't be quite as fast or 
a].ert as usual. That's when your hand 
or some other part of your body may get 
into some olace it shouldn't be. 

"That's when a machine guard pays for 
itself a hundred times over, — by saving 
a finger, or a hand or an arm or a foot 
or a leg. 

^^3o you see, John, these guards have 
been put on to protect us. Eut they 
won't do anyone any good if they're on 
the floor or hanging up on i,he vail. The 
g uards have ^:ot to be kept on the mach- 
ines .' 

"I knov/ you want to take care of your- 
self, your folks at home and your futux'e. 
That's the betit reason there is to use 
the machine guards that you'll find 


PAUL ViiAL is the papa of a baby girl. 
If you are around Veal's bench sometime 
and hear something that sounds like. 

that's the buttons 
shirt. He had just 
papa — hmjnm, and so 

machine gun fire, 
flying off Veal's 
remembered he was a 
yoiing, too]. 

FOB (LEAVr: A NOTii) GARDIMLR is having 
a bit of trouble with a certain welder. 
"Bob, try a ball and chain — it might 

LITTLJi TRUCKEY journeyed to the lakes 
and after a lot of waiting caught a 5^ 
lb. bass. Darn neqr as big as he is.' 
How about it, Truclcey? 

Attention all you Fems.' We have heard 
much about the different sports here at 
Ryan's but none of them have ever men- 
tioned Ilidget Auto Racing. I am proud 
to say we have (quiet and attention, 
girls) a verj" cute young aspirant here 
in the welding shop. He owns his own 
car and is very interested in the sport. 
I believe that someday we v;ill all be 
looking up to MOLL COATH as a big tiiae 
drive I'. Now for you gals, if you want 
something that is different and exciting 
and a chance to travel around a little, 
just contact your scribe and I'll arrange 
an inti'oduction to this bashful boy. I 
believe that when the !.:idget Races start 
here in '.lay, we should all get behind 
Noel and give him a great big send off 
en his first race and a career that is 
darn interesting. I should know. 

To GEORG-i LA.-!a from me— "I heard the 
IJavy is looking around, George. Better 
be a good boy or I'll talk." 

See you all later. 


by S.M. Halley 

I'e fellows cfthe sheet metal assembly 
departraent have lost a fine lead man. 
CH.ARLES IiANG^R, better known as BLDLALIP, 
has gone over to North Island and Bill 
lELrj..R is taking his place. Smart fellow 
too. Guess we'll get a lot of work done 
under his helping hand. 

Did you hear about one of our number? 
Too bad for ART SHUBERT. He is getting 
a ball and chain on April 13th. Con- 
gratulations to him aid Beatrice Bromilow 
and v^e wish them many years of happiness. 
\Jhat is v;orth doing at all is worth do- 
ing well. 

So long . , 

E N G I N E li; E I N G 

b.y V. J. P A R K, J R. 

I am caught short this v/sek. Today is 
deadline day, v;hich leaves me one day 
behind time. I would have svrorn this 
'.-.'as Thursday, but tlie dear ole time 
clock said that I'd already vfoi'ked Thurs- 
day and could not vrork two Thursciays per 
vreek-( unconstitutional, don't you knovv). 
Imagine my chagrin. 

VJhat ignorant Pennsylvania boy doesn't 
knorai enough to come in out of the sxin? 
BOB CLOSE spent last Sunday nt tlie beach 
and hasn't l^een able to sit on his stool 


I -.i-onder if that blonde has I'idden a 
street car yet? I don't dare mention any 
names in this case, but if you'll ask 
FRED THUDIDl/I, he can tell you all right. 

V/hat is it that BILL KELLER keens in 

his desk dravrer to vrard off the gripers? 
Gripe him sometime and find out. 

BOB WMSCH 1 hear your for 

tiu-ninrj cuh vrark has increased 1% since 
B/iRB;\RA has moved aci'oss the way. 

GEORGE GILDPlRSIJiVE are you really 

married or is that the housekeeper's 

Vifondor irhy EARL KOPS was so anxious 
to read this column before I turned it 
in? A i'.;uilty conscience, no doubt. Hoiv 
about it, Earl, is there something I 
should not knov. 

VJhy does JOHN VAN DER LINDE get so 
mad r:hen you extend him a helping hand? 
(Quote and ^inquote by BOB EVANS.) 

This is all the dirt I could run down 

in ten minutes so 
your not. 

73", Mac. O.K.! 


A 3 S 

C H 


by R Y RYAN 

Final Assembly has decided to stop 
out and show itself I We have not given 
our all to the Flying Reporter before, 
but here vre come at last. 

V,'e to xvelcome all tiie nev.'comers 
(v;ho are too numerous to mention) to Fi- 
nal Assembly, There are many o.uesLions 
and problems that you vdll have, so fee]. 
free to ask the older gang as m;iny ques- 
tions as you want and in that W3ywewi!.l 
have better work and faster production. 

After our long period of waiting for 
the ST-3 to come into production, Y^e are 
finally seeing them move along the pro- 
duction line. It is a fine ship to work 
on. The larger fuselage gives the mech- 
anic more room Lo '..'ork, which in itself 
is a grejat asset. In the past it re- 
quired you to be a contortionist as v/ell 
as a mechanic. 

The first Army plane \/as put on the 
scales April the second. Nov*- let's keep 
them moving in that general direction. 

It \\d.ll require the best you have to 
give. Don't let your work be the kind 
the inspector vdll have to reject. ;;ake 

this a slog'.n "The less rejection, the 

more production". — It can be done. 

A great deal of excitement was caused 
konday v;ith the sudden change in the 
•v;eatl.'er. That morning our sails bet'.veen 
final assembly and the nev: addition bel- 
lowed forth 30 quickly that they broke 
loose from their moorings. Someone 
shouted, "Man the sails", and like all 
good sailors ^ve jumped to our posts, man- 
ned the roasts and secured the sails to 
their moorings just in time or we would 
have been blovm clean into the Drop Ham- 
mer Department. 

We are all glad to see the new build- 
ing nearing completion. Even I'dth all 
their handicaps the buil.ders did a 
speedy job. 

Now vdth more space more planes 

more men vfatch us go! 






The corKlitions in the ocean surf are entirely dixferent than those encountered 
in a body of still \7a.ter such r.s a bay, a lake, a Fli-i^n?e> '^^ even a river. There^are 
powerful opposing! forces continually at play — trencherous currents, dangerous rips, 
strong tides. One day, the ocean ntiy be calm, the ne:-:t day, or even a few hours 
later, it niay become very roup'h and dangerous. Be sxire you knov; before you leap! 

At one place, there may be a smooth 

level floor; ten yards to either side, a 
deep hole vdth a bad rip runnin,^ in it. 
A person can be an expert s-vvimmer in 
still vrater, yet be piractiCr'Uy iielpless 
in the surf. 

The greatest trouble is caused by 
persons ".vho enter a rip tide fro.n the 
side. There is nearly always a paraJ.lel 
drag, at Kiission Beacli. Tliis is a north 
or south current. At tjjues this is so 
strong-; that a person is un>"ble to reniain 
in one spot. A siviimier will enter the 
v/ater at a safe place ana because he 
psiys no attention to his relative posi- 
tion Tfith the shore, is s^-ept sideways 
into a rip. Sometimes, he ml3. innocent- 
ly walk or swim sideways vdth the same 

Occasionally a shelf or troiif^h condi- 
tion is foujid. The floor vdll gently 
slope to a point where oce'-.n currents 
have created a shelf or led-'e, bej^ond 
v/hich the bottom is much deeper. This 
shelf runs parallel to the beach, gener- 
ally some hundreds of feet in lenr-'th. 
There is a spill of vrater over the shelf 
creating a strong seavjard pull. This and 
the absence of breakers in the deep 
water make it very diffic-olLt for one to 
regain the safety of the shelf. 

Rip tides can be cau'^ed by any one of 
several reasons, some of vrtiich are: 
tidal currents, conflicting cm-rents, 
channels or slues, rocks, projecting 
points of land, submer^red objects, soft 
sand on the ocean floor, piers, v/inds 
and storms, etc. These currents usually 
dig a hole in the sandy floor, causin-- 
the water to rush in from the sides, 
f orrning a seaward current directly oppos- 
ing the natui-a], shorevjard action of the 
vfaves. This rip should not be confused 
with the usvial side drag (Parallel to 
shore line) which is harmless except 
when washing persons into rips. These 
holes and rips may be of anj- size, 
len,gth, 1-ddth, depth, shape, and speed 
or power, so an ej;act description is im- 

A rip tide may possess any of many 
varied appearances, but as a general 
rule, they always look some\.'hat differ- 
ent than the surrounding surf. Tliey may 
look rough or choppy, have the aiipear- 
ance of deeo vjater, causing the inco;.:- 
ing waves to flatten cut, imj have ex- 
cessive or no foam. They may pick up 
s.-ind frora the floor, giving a muddy 
color, or sometimes, the seaward cm'- 
rent inay pl^ainl.y sho\v:'- on the surface. 
This seaward cucrent or rip is very dif- 
ficult to si./im against; at times impos- 
sible for even the strongest of svdm- 
mers. Uj.on stepping into a hole, or 
feeling the seaward pull, the person in- 
variably becomes frightened, tries to 
swim directly to shore against the rip, 
eventually loses liis strength and then 
sinks. A strong swjnmer may last much 
longer than the poor one, but the result 
is usually similar. 

:.a:THODs of escape 

Ey merely floating or treading water 
a person can drift with the rip to its 
outermost point and then svdm around it 
and to shore, being careful not to re- 
enter the rip. The fastest method is 
to to either side of the rip (ac- 
cording to the p>arallel drag) and then 
to shore. Incidentally, v*.en svdrnming 
shoreward, a person should swim the 
hardei' vdth the Viraves, resting in be- 
tween the troughs. 

If caught in a rip tide, a person 
should keep his presence of mind, signal 
for corapetent help if available, and 
follovi one of the above methods of 

The Personnel Director, in releasing 
this article through the Ryan Flying 
Reporter, hopes that all Ryan svrimmers 
\7ill take heed and be cautious Virhen 
svdmiidng in our surf. HE CARi^FUL BOTH 
on A!© OFF THE JOB. 



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}]m] fivjjiB iJ5PiJiir£i] 

Vol. 1 

APRIL 25, 1941 

No. 9 




Important executives concerned v.dth 
the Natiinal Defense PropTOJ.'* continue to 
be rc>;u].;!.r visitors to the factory in 
order that they may Keep abreast of cie- 
vtlopnieuts t/irouj^hout the country rnd 
keep their hand on the airci'ai't indus- 
try's pulse. 

The cyclone w'lich breez'ja tiirouph the 
plant on Tuesd: y, April Stl;, v;a!3 Ccn- 
(jresr.iiian J. Buell onyder. Cl-.fdrman of 
the h'ou:;e Oori.iittee on I>aliti.i-y Appro- 
priations;, He vas acco!;ipaJiJ td by Lieut. 
"■. D. Con:ia of the '.'ar Jeps,rt;::'.;nt'K C-en-- 
eral Staff who h.-.s been trfiveliii^ with 
him as technical :idvisor„ 

Dv.rinK hifs wliirlwind vj alt of the 
T)i3:it, Snyder stopped lony enough in 
Fino.l Ar;sf?iibly to cliiub into and be 
phct'^prr'.phed in the cockpit of the first 
pio-iuction PT-21 which "/as <'ue to l!; 
for ''"'right Field v;ithin ttv.j n'-;xt ievr 

T./o days later Major E. ''J. "^lavrlings 
of the Flight Test Section at 'Vricht 
i''ield took delivery of the firnt produc- 
tion PT-21 from Claude Ryan .';.:id 'n'omptly 
■i.t 11:00 a.m. departed for Dayton where 
the ship will undergo addition?! exten- 
sive flight testing at the rands of 
veteran Army test pilots. 

The following day Ikn-rill iIoi,';o, for- 
idor i'te-vspaper publisher and no\/ Chief of 
the Aircraft Section of the Office of 
Production Management, was fscortcd on a 
tour of the -plvnt by Claude 'i^-isn, Eddie 
I.Iolloy and Sales Ilanaper Sai:. Breden 
iieigs ' tour through the plant v.'as much 
more than a. liurried inspectior. trip for 
he Epe'-it a good deal of timi: in various 
dep;),rt.iientc making a real study of pro- 
duction problem.! . SoKev/hi--r-3 over in 
'7elding hi? curiosity got the best of 
hira and he stopped long enou';h to borrow 
a pair of welding goggles from one of 
the i.\en in ordcrr to watc'.i so'^e of the 
actual work, 

Tiie came d^.i.y Col, John .""ou'-'tt, presi- 
dent of the Aeronautical Chainbi.'r of Com- 
.'tierce of Arierica, v/as an interested vis- 
itor to the factory, 

(continued on next I'age) 

Gome Months ago in the early issues 
of the Ryar .flying- Reporter you read of 
a. building program that was about to be 
L^tarted. Tiie buildings that were dis- 
cusaed in t-UAt article are now a defin- 
jt-j reality. Tiie first of these build- 
ingr;, now occuj'ied jointly by the if'n'.tory 
Office, F...rtory Adninintration, Labora- 
tory ^ find the Layout Department offers 
i.ore spac _ , nicer offj.ces and is a gen- 
eral aid to production. 

The second in tnls group of new build- 
ing;:, ail 1.;;. tension of the factory proper. 
is now occuj'ied by the various airi-'lane 
assemblies. The third and fourth build- 
ings discu;:s.;d in the article on the n,iW 
building i.'rograij are progrening rapo-diy, 
Tiie dope and fabric shop just north of 
the paint shop is about to be completed 
while the building to permit expaiision 
of the f.odeljng Department will be under 
\?ay within the next woek. Tiiis building 
will not only permit expansion of the 
Liodeling Department, but will afford 
adequate rturage for plaster models, and 
dies, which should greatly enhance -liie 
appearance of our nov; not too tidy yr.rdr 

There v.ere many j)erscnnel changes 
with the luovJ.r.g of the airplane assem- 
blies into tJicir new home. Buck Kelly, 
v.'ari transferred from his former duties 
to forc'iinn of the Sub-Assembly hepart- 
ment. 'forking along v;itJi Buck will be 
ROY RY/',N, ra:"sed to new Foreman in the 
Final Asseiibly Department, vjhile every- 
body's friend, John Va,nderlinde , is now 
supervisor of all plane assembly^ "'e 
are justly -rn'oiid of these men as we like 
to see our own personnel advance with 
th«; rapidly expanding Rya.n Aeronautical 

Not to :;e outdone at this point, the 
Manifold Department cnme forth with some 
personnel chf.ngcs that i;hould iuberest 
us alio Jack Zipp\/ald, day shift as- 
sistant fcrer-'an in the Ikmifold Depart- 
ment, was trr nsf erred to the Service De- 
part.aent under -/alter Locke. Jack's new 
duties will include trips to the vjtrious 
airplane factories nov; incorporating onr 
manifolds in tkeir products, for the 
purpose of service a.nd advice to these 
users. Along with this shift, Joe Love, 
former assintant Manifold T'oreman of tiie 
hird shift, vms transferred to the d^y 
(continued on next page) 

luTi iLu u riLrun li 

Published by jjjaployees oi' the 


Through their l.'elfare Department 

Art liditor 
to this issue: 

Larry Gibson 

Lee listerdahl 

Li. llarco; Hill ' 'agner 

J.R. Conyers 
L^ldon "Bud" Beery 

Departmental and Organizations: 

I.anifold Nighthawks 

Things m Stuff 

The Ghost Talks 

Graveyard Gleanings 

Hail «- Farewell 


Snoop Set 


iVing Assembly 

Manifold 2nd Shift 

Manifold Department 




Tool Design 

The Shadow 
Perm E.VIise 
The Bat 
Little Map 
The Rope 
Brenda t Corbina 
V/ilbea Jackson 
The Kite Maker 
Ray ilorkowski 
Russ iiordlund 
"Jack Park" 
Ken y.urray 
Paul Dawson 

The editors wish to extend .t. their 
special thanks to George Dtincan of the 
Manifold Department, first shift, for 
his art contributions to this issue. 
Duncan joins Lee Esterdahl and Wally 
Kallott, of the foundrj?-, as Flying 
Reporter staff artists. To them goes 
a great deal of the credit for the 
cartoons which do so rauch to liven up 
each issue of our paper. 

been inserted in each copy of this issue 
of The Flying Reporter. The sa^es 
department has made these available for 
distribution. Since the supply was 
limited, you'll probably find that some- 
one else has a different picture, but 
we're glad that there are enough of them 
to go around. 

cover of this issue of the paper, Every- 
one has been so pressed for time that 
the next few issues may caae out every 
three weeks instead of each two v/eeks as 
in the past* 

it's a sign of safety 

Yes, the sign that is just inside the 
door of the main entrance to the factory 
has been installed by the sflfety commit- 
tee for the purpose of reminding us all 
It wil], carry accurate figures regarding 
the number of accident free hours. The 
main hourly figure will be the number of 
hours that have elapsed since the last 
accident that caused the loss of tLiie 
from the ;job. 

This will, of course, be of great 
interest to all of us as we are ; always 
trying to bo safe in our work as well as 

No one wi].l want to see the sign when 
the figures 'nave been erased b/ an acci- 
dent, so let us all strive to build up a 
record total telling us that "Ryans is 
not only the Best but the Safest place 
to work". 

There will be a different slogan on 
the sign every week and it is hoped that 
there will be several good suggestions 
fromi the plant, so that the slogan will 
mean somethiiig to those who read it. 


As the defense effort continues to 
gain acceleration, it is anticipated 
that many more Army and O.P.IJ, techni- 
cians vdll be visiting the plant to ob- 
serve the progress being made here. 

I'ith the new Final Assembly section 
of the plant practically completed and 
already iii use, we will' all be pleasant- 
ly surprised within the next fevr weeks 
to see the efficient line production 
system which Factory Superintendent G. 
E. Barton has ready to establish. 

Lleanwhile work is going forward on 
the nev Paint Shop and Service building 
and v.-e vdll soon see Carl Palmer instal- 
led in his well -planned new building. 

more abo u t PROMOTIONS 

shift assistant's position, and as soon 
as he gets accustomed to that strange 
thing called "daylight", Joe will be 
very happy in his new duties. Again we 
say congratulations, fellows, keep up 
the good work. 

'iJhat with all of the readjustments in 
personnel, general reclassification of 
jobs, and general increase in wages, we 
say the home guard is making good in 
this race for national, defense and all 
are justly proud of our Ryam Men. 

The motto still stands "Keep Ryans A 
Good Place to Work". 

punn r unr nrnnnTrn 

lu L d u RL run L r 

Published by ji>nployees of the 


Through their Welfare Department 

Art Editor 
to this issue: 

Larry Gibson 

Lee Esterdahl 

L;. Ilarcoj Pill ''agner 

J.R. Conyers 
Eldon "Bud" Beery 

Departmental and Or{-;anizations: 

I. an if old Nighthawks 


'l\l o 


The Ghost Talks 

Graveyard Gleanings 

Hail f: Farewell 


Snoop Set 


iiVing Assembly 

Manifold 2nd Shift 

Manifold Department 




Tool Design 

The Shadow 
Penn E.VJise 
The Eat 
Little Tiap 
The Rope 

Brenda L Corbina 
VJilbea Jackson 
The Kite Maker 
Ray rlork'owski 
Russ I'lordlund 
"Jack Park" 
Ken I'urray 
Paul Dawson 

The editors wish to e:ctend .ttheir 
special thanks to George Dvincan of the 
Manifold Department, first shift, for 
his art contributions to this issue. 
Duncan joins Lee Esterdahl and Wally 
Mallott, of the foundr^j'', as Flying 
Reporter staff artists. To them goes 
a great deal of the credit for the 
cartoons which do so much to liven up 
each issue of our paper. 

been inserted in each copy of this issue 
of The Flying Reporter. The 
department has made these available for 
distribution. Since the supply was 
limited, you'll probably find that some- 
one else has a different picture, but 
we're glad that there are enough of them 
to go around. 

cover of this issue of the paper, Every- 
one has been so pressed for tirae that 
the next few issues may cane out every 
three weeks instead of each two weeks as 
in the past. 

it's a sign of safety 

Yes, the sign that is just inside the 
door of the main entrance to the factory 
has been installed by the safety commit- 
tee for the purpose of reminding us all 
It will carry accurate figures regarding 
the number of accident free hours* fhe 
main hourly figure wall be the number of 
hoTirs that have elapsed siiice the last 
accident that caused the loss of tLiie 
from the .job. 

This will, of course, be of great 
interest to all of us as we are ; always 
tryin^^ to bo safe in our work as well as 

No one will want to see the sign when 
the figures iiave been erased bf an acci- 
dent, so let us all strive to build up a 
record total telling us that "Ryans is 
not only the Best but the Safest place 
to work". 

There will be a different slogan on 
the sign every week and it is hoped that 
there will be several good sug'Testions 
from the plant, so that the slogan will 
mean somethiiig to those who read it. 


As the defense effort continues to 
gain acceleration, it is anticijsated 
that many more Army and O.P.M. techni- 
cians vdll be visiting the plant to ob- 
serve the progress being inade here. 

I'.'ith the new Final Assembly section 
of the plant practically completed and 
already in use, we will" all be pleasant- 
ly surprised v/ithin the next fev; v^eeks 
to see the efficient line production 
system which Factory Superintendent G. 
E. Barton has ready to establish. 

Meanwhile work is going forward on 
the nev^ Paint Shop and Service building 
and vre vdll soon see Carl Palmer instal- 
led in his well -planned new building. 

more about PRCTJOTIONS 

shift assistant's position, and as soon 
as he gets accustomed to that strange 
thing called "daylight", Joe will be 
very happy in his new duties. Again we 
say congratulations, fellows, keep up 
the gooti work. 

Vfhat with all of the readjustments in 
personnel, general reclassification of 
jobs, and general increase in wages, we 
say the home guard is making good in 
this race for nationaJ. defense and all 
are justly proud of our Ryan Men. 

The motto still stands "Keep Ryans A 
Good Place to VJork". 

!,-.►■• •. 1- '•» 

II A N I F L D H I G i-I T H A VJ K S 

Vv'ell, muss up my hair and call me 

WILLKIE .JACK ZIPPliALD is th^j proud 

father of a boy. Congratiilations, Jack. 
I've always said, "Give m« a boy during 
his first childhood, and you can hav>j 
him ciuring his second". 

Things are happening so rapidly a- 
round here that we are still in a v.'hirl, 
like three plums in a slot machine. Con- 
gratulations to FREIsiCHIE F0U3HEE on his 
pronotlon. Good luck^ Frencliie. Just 
remember that a new broom svieeps clean, 
but you can knock over j.ore peddlers 
with a wet kitchen mop. 

FLOYD BEIviffiTT is now on tiie Graveyard 
Shift. The Bat '11 gitcha if ya don't 
v;atch out, Floyd. VJear JAP])IME'S basket 
ball knee pads next time, and don't call 
that gaine marb].es, it's 
Alab ama D OLiin o e s . 

"Jere you privileged 
to view "SLEEPY" HORIi'S 
Art Salon? BILL WE-S'IER 
calls DALE FARI3, "The 
Dentist", f^ijice he suc- 
cessfully removed sev- 
ei^al teeth from the 
bands aw. 

BILL TRUGfL'u-; and TEX 
l"JILLI/J,iS each have a 
new "loafer's jacket". 
On the right nen, too, 
ell fellas? "HAP" MIL- 
LER gave his girl a 
watch case for Christ- 
inas and is going to give her the works 
on hsr birthday. 

ERIvIIE SBiOnSOI!: "V.Tiy are those guys 
running around with red tags on them?" 
d\mno, I guess that 

having trouble vdth that stack, he's 
choked back so many cuss words that he 
has gained seven pounds. McQUITTY says 
that ciny tirae he is right, his wife will 
correct him. ROY GEESEY observes, "Don't 
trust a woman who will tell her right 
age — a vjoman who would tell that would 
tell anything. " 

RAY MORKOViSKY, better known as'. "The 
Thief of Bad Gags", looked a lot 'better 
when BILL CORTJET taped his ears back 
didn't he? HiD HAiJlOCK is refereeing no 
more lunch ai'gi^ients, because a referee 
gets slapped around like a drunk in a 
Turkish bath. 

F. G. i OSSOP: "Isn't your brother 

Ni^M'AN : 

I IT.' 

G. T. BELL: "I 


days , " 

and efficient 

they're guaranteed for thiity 

BURIJETT, JR., our genial 
night super, started in 
the aviation game back in the days when 
Madame Butterfly was still working in 
the sillc mills. He knows every phase of 
the business thoroughly, and has the 
most interesting collection of pictures 
I have ever seen. Especially good are 
those of the old Ryan Flying Service. 
Look 'em over some time. 

Glancing over the news headlines at 
limch hour, H. PG^iTLEY decides that our 
National Anthe;'i shoxild be "The Stars and 
Strikes Forever". JOE CASSCII is still 

young to be in the Army?" JEI''IS 
aw, he's in the infantry." 
Our ne;v fire mar- 
shal, BOB "!IY FEET ARE 
trying to corral a 
crew of firefighters. 
Thanks just the same, 
Bob, but 1811 wait for 
the eight dollar ques- 
tion. Did'ja know — 
that R. ROLSTxi^AD used 
to stir up flies in a 
restaurant to make the 
place look busy — and 
that II. R. SAIJCHEZ was 
six years old before 
his family used him for 
a door stop — and that 
SCOTTY DERR used to have a nose .roddep- 
than a stair carpet — and that Bulgarian 
is the only language in which the answer 
exceed the questions? 


yokel that borrows your tools without 
asking for them and then forgets where 
he borrower' them, IIPCRT VJILDER informs us 
that the softball team is to meet the 
Solar squad for the initial game of the 
season. How about some of you kibitzers 
turning: out to give the team a little 
moral support? 

"WEASEL" EVANS: "How deep is the 
water there, dear?" IffiS. EVAfIS: "It's 
hardly up to ray expectations." 

V/e are going to stop right here, as 
we find that our journalism is usually 
throttled like a snake full of door 
knobs, and if there is anything v/e have 
said that ve are sorry for, we are glad 
of it. 

i: A N I F L D H I G H T M A V'J K S 

Well, muss up my hair and call me 


father of a boy. Congratiolatlons, Jack. 
I've always said, "Give me a boy during 
his first childhood, and you can havtj 
him during his second". 

Things are happening so rapidly a- 
round here that we are still in a v;hirl, 
like three plums in a slot machine. Con- 
gratulations to FRMCHIE F0U3HEE on his 
pronotion. Good luck, Frenciiie. Just 
remember t?iat a new broom svfeeps clean, 
but you can knock over tnore peddlers 
with a v/et kitchen mop. 

FLOYD BEIJiffiTT is now on tlie Graveyard 
Shift. The Bat > 11 gitcha if ya don't 
watcli out, Floyd. V/ear JARIJIME'S basket 
bell knee pads ne:ct time, and don't call 
that game, it's 
Alabt'ima Doi,d.noes . 

"Jere you privileged 
to view "SLEEPY" HORIi'S 
Art Salon? BILL WEJ/IER 
calls DALr] PARIS, "The 
Dentist", since he suc- 
cessfully removed sev- 
eral teeth from the 
bands aw. 

DILL TRUCfL'li-; and TEX 
VJILLI/JvlS each have a 
nevj "loafer's jacket". 
On the right men, too, 
ell fellas? "!1AP" MIL- 
LER gave his ;.^irl a 
wa.tch case for Christ- 
mas and is going to give her the v.orks 
on her birthday. 

ERI^'IE SB.;0II30I!: "V.'hy are those guys 
running around with red tags on them?" 
G. T. BELL: "I d\inno, I guess that 
means they're guaranteed for thiity 
days , " 

"DAPPER DAH" BURIJETT, JR., our genial 
and efficient night super, started in 
the aviation game back in the days when 
Madame Butterfly was still working in 
the silk mills. He knows every phase of 
the business thoroughly, and has the 
most interesting collection of pictures 
I have ever seen. Especially good are 
those of the old Ryan Flying Service. 
Look 'em over some time. 

Glancing over the news headlines at 
lunch hour, H, POvOjEY decides that our 
National Anthem shoiild be "The Stars and 
Strikes Forever". JOE CA3SCN is still 

having trouble with that stack, he's 
choked back so many cuss words that he 
has gained seven pounds, McQUITTY says 
that c'iny tine he is right, his wife will 
correct him. ROY GEESEY observes, "Don't 
trust a woman who will tell her right 
age — a woman who would tell that would 
tell anything. " 

RAY MORKOV/SKY, better known as -. "The 
Thief of Bad Gags", looked a lot -better 
when BILL CORNET taped his ears back 
didn't he? RED HAi^JlOCK is refereeing no 
more lunch ai'g\mients, because a referee 
gets slapped around like a drunk in a 
Turkish bath. 

F. G. i'OSSOP: "Isn't your brother 
pretty young to be in the Army?" JET-IS 
N^miAN : "liaw, he's in the infantry," 

Our new fire mar- 
trying to corral a 
crew of firefighters. 
Thanks just the same, 
Bob, but 1811 wait for 
the eight dollar ques- 
tion. Did ' j a kn ow — 
that R, ROLSTiLAD used 
to stir up flies in a 
restaurant to make the 
place look busy — and 
that II. R. SAIJCHEZ was 
six years old before 
his family used him for 
a door stop — and that 
SCOTTY DEHR used to have a ucse .radder- 
than a stair carpet — and that Bulgarian 
is the only language in which the answeis 
exceed the questions? 


yokel that borrows your tools without 
asking for them and then forgets where 
he borrowed them, ItYRT VflLDER informs us 
that the softball team is to meet the 
Solar squad for the initial game of the 
season. How about some of you kibitzers 
turning out to give the team a little 
moral support? 

"WEASEL" EVANS: "How deep 
vrater there, dear?" IffiS. EVANS i 
hardly up to my expectations." 

VJe are going to stop right here, as 
we find that our journalism is usually 
throttled like a snake full of door 
knobs, and if there is anything vie have 
said that ve are sorry for, we are glad 
of it. 

is the 
; "It's 

p(io00CT\oN Gol^^6 


/site)' if ..^.^^-i/, ^ 


or rHFL6o ss / a sk H {!^A.^5l2"^-'-^- 



Eddie Mf>lloy's dad invented a swell outfit foi" putting the pole (soft ntuff ) 
on velvet. Eddie seeus to be more proud of this than of anything elese. Neverthe- 
less, we dug up seme other things about his forty-nine years of "past". 

He was born in Fiskville, Rhode Island, on May 14, 1P91. ioverybody there, in~ 
eluding his father, made their living from the textile business-and tliat 3 e^ids up 
to the velvet invention^ ^ young draftsmen. It 

If Eddie was much 

rf a scholar during 
his youth he, modest- 
ly, didn't dwell on 
it and we, consider- 
ately, didn't press 
him for details . He 
oivned an eighteen- 
foot sloop in his 
teens. Eetv.-een sail- 
ing this around on 
Narragansett Bay and 
learning to be a 
draftsman, his past 
comes up to the air- 
plane point, though 
he's still nuts about' 

In about 191?- we 
find him working with 
a. fellow who had some 

money and a hobby, -which was 

building airplanes. The money, the hob- 
by and the drafting (Eddie is excellent) 
were combined into a seaplane. As sea- 
planes went in those days it was very 
sstisf actorj'', too. 

Flying v;as beginning to interest the 
UFvy about that time and they published 
notice for bids on a flying boat. Air- 
planes weren't designed thjn, you know — 
they were just sort's built. Detailed 
drawings and plans were nearly non-exis- 

VJell, Eddie and three other young 
draftsmen (excellent) proceeded to design 
and make a complete set of ink tracings 
for a peachy seaplane, which ;-)l,Hns they 
submitted to the Navy, The novelty cf 
the elaborate plans, or something, ac- 
tually brought a Navy repn^sentative to 
inspect the facilities and finances of 
the seaplane's designers. Facilities 

just weren't unless a barn is facilities 
and the boys couldn't have financed a 
good kite. The Navy contract went in- 
stead to the Burgess Aircraft Co. 

You can im.aginL-: T\hat even this offi- 
cial notice did to the ambitions of our 

fired Eddie Molloy, 
for one, with an un- 
'dying devotion to 
airplanes, . .and gave 
him a conviction that 
he just knew all a 
bout them. 

VJhen the two sons 
of Governor Foss of 
Massachusets formed 
a Company to build 
airplanes Eddie was 
one of the original 

Also, about this 
time, he was running 
the first wind tuinel 
to be installed at 
M, I. T. (He wasn't a 
student. ) 
In 1915 he came by his first real 
test as a draftsman, working for Grov^r 
C. Loening in the Sturtevant Aeroplane 
Co. where he designed a job mth a 
triangular metal trussed fuselage with- 
out realizing that it would ha^o in- 
sufficient torsional rigidity. They 
built it and it flew. . , .vdth tht tail 
surfaces waving like a flag. Eddiu was- 
n't so sure then that he knew all about 

llJhen Loening organized his ovm Com- 
pany, in 1917, he took Eddie with him 
as chief (engineer. "It sounds a lot mo^': 
important than it was," Eddie says. 

For several years Eddie worked mfh 
and learned from Dr. Alexander Klgjoiii, 
of New York University, in developing 
military aircrfift designs. This includ- 
ed plrjis for a seaplane to be used on 

In 1925 Eddie went with the Huff-Da 
land Com.p;>.ny, manufacturers of railit,-'.ry 
bombers,. 'is a project engineer and latfer 
as works m-an-'.ger.When this company ' be- 
came the Keystone Aircraft Company he 
stayed on as executive engineer. Key- 
stone was absorbed by Curtiss-!.'Vright in 
1932 and Lclloy went to the Curt is 3 Aero 
plane Division as project engineer on 
(contiriued on Second following page) 


Here is the third of our series of "behiiid the Sceiies" articles describing the 
activitie? in the Ryan Plant end their relation to the OoniOany's cornplete production 
prograj;.. All departments ax'e invited to contribute rdr.iilar articles. 

"W I II G S " 

by Eldon "},ud" Beery 

It v;as back in uecejaber 17, 190?, that the ViTif:ht Brothers first suocer.sfiolly 
flew with their vdnc^s, and ivings is about all they -riore. The v.'inrs still nlay -an 
iia})ortant pait in the air pi am; of today. 

Ne-srt, issue of the Flyin": Leoorter, v;e vil.l desci'ibo pi-ettr-' conpletely operation 
in each section of the departnent, but for the pi-esent ve v.dll try to explain, '■just 
hov; vjin>^s of today coapare rith vinfs of e<,rly flight. 

Althour;h students of aeronautics had 
been studyin-^ the problens 'zi' flip:ht for 
no re than fifty years, it r.'as Haratio 
Phillips vfho mastered sorae of the tech- 
nical yet vtry fundamental aspects of 
v'lnr structure. 

Obviously no craft, heavier tlian air, 
could sorir throu<jh the air until its 
vinrs v.'ere highly perfected. Phillips' 
discoveries v.-ere made vvith ^'ind tunnels 
that produced strong air Gur'rents. He 
built a mc' chine vdth a series of one-and 
one-half inch win[^s about twerity feet 
long v.'hich refjembled a vdndov; blind in 
appeareance. On trial in 1393, the cur- 
ious contrivance tf^thered to a lOst vjas 
driven around a cii'cular track. The ma- 
chine demonstrated to Phillips 'satisfac- 
tion that the vdnj^^s of his design would 
sustai-n 'veight. Phillips design had con- 
cave lower surfaces to deflect air cur- 
rents upv.ard and convex upper surfaces 
to creai-e a vacuni. He raado his designs 
as a result of studyin,;; the structure of 
bird v.'in'^s. 

Later in the year I.I96 aft^^r devising 
several models, Dr. Langley succeeded in 
j'lying a 17 foot stejim drj.ven model mon- 
oplane. By the Fall of I903 "dth the 
assistance of Charles Lanlv, v'ho built a 
fifty-tv'o horsepov:er, five-cvlinder gas- 
oline engine, despite all pre;lictions 
that it could never be done, J an.'-ley vms 
ready to launch his great nonc-pl.-aie. Its 
total vreight vas 730 poiu". la, and its 
v'ing span meas'ured almost 50 feet. 

And on December 17, 1903, the "bright 
Flyer" caiTied Crville 'right into the 

seconds at Titty Hawk, 

air for twelve 
rorth Carolina. 

This v.'as the beginning of the wings 
of today. 

^' ^ ^^ n t^ A Tf| 

The all-dural 
ST-3 is cci.iposed 
serabled at the 
eight hour day. 

Kov; for our ov.!! planes: The wing 
used on the ST-3 is of the iiUernally 
wired-braced type, employing scjiTiiped al- 
ujuinun allo'' ribs and built-up compres- 
sion ribs attached to spruce spars, al- 
u:.iinuiii alloy leading edge and trailing 
edges. Tlie \ving is covered with fabric 
which is attached to ribs'n Parker- 
Kalon screvs, 

stub v;ing of the Ryan 
of aboiit 40 parts as- 
rate of two sets per 
Doited to the fuselage 
the stub vdng serves as a walkviray to the 
cockpits, and strong lugs bolted to its 
frame serve as mounting for the wings 
an i landing gear, taking all the load of 
landing and flying yet iveighing only 
t"jjenty-five ijoijnds. 

The jtub wing trailing edge can even 
be stood upoj'i vdthout the slightest dan;- 
age. Only 26-I/2 inches wide, it has 
126 spot welds to hold the corrugated 
v/alkvjay to the top skin and 117 to hold 
angle braces to the botto):i surface. Five 
hundred and forty-one idvets are used in 
its construction, and when finished in 
Army orange --dth a black grit carborun- 
dum on tlie top surface, it makes a fine 
piece of work of v.'hich v.e are all proud. 

The now Rj'an ST-3 has t he usual com- 
pliment 01 controls as all conventional 
airplanes; nrjnely,the wing cc)ntrols con- 
sisting of the ailerons, and flaps jari 
the tail group v.-hich includes the fin 
rudder, stabilizer, and elevators. 

T'e shall try to explaiJi as briefly as 
possible the location, function, aid 
construcuion of eacli of the before r'en- 
tioned controls. 

(continued on next page) 


more about WING S 

The ailerons axe located on the out- 
board trailing edge of the v/irif; and are 
30 coiinected that when one 13 moved up 
the one on the opposite win)-; -will move 
dov/n; the lift thereby ia inarcased on 
the down side and reduced on the upside 
thus causing; a rolling motion. This 
Motion is used in keeping the plane in 
level straight flight and also to aid 
the T)ilot v;hen banking the airplane in 
a turn. 

On the .'1T-3 the ailerons are of all- 
uieta.l construction employing an aluminum 
alloy tube spur and stomped ■■lui'dnum al" 
loy ribs which are riveted to the spar, 
and the entire structure i;i then fabric 

Thr flans are !).ocated on the inboard 
trailing edge of the wing and they only 
have dovmward travel. On tlie ST-3 this 
amounts to 30°, These controls are gen- 
erally used by the pilot to aid him in 
landing the plane. However, because of 
their use, they are generally incorrectly 
called "air brakes". This is wrong be- 
cause flaps do not change the speed of 
an airplane in steady flight; they mere- 
ly change the slope of the flight path 
by changing the airfoil shui/O of the 
7/ing, Their construction is very simi- 
lar to that of the ailerons. 

Next v/e come to the Stabilizer and 
Zlf:vators, These are located at the 
tail of the fuselage in a horizontal po- 
:jition, Tlie Stabilizer is the fixed sur- 
face and the elevator located directly 
behind is movable, and their function is 
to :;upply a sufficient do\^'n load on the 
tail to i:eep the plane from diving. This 
is mainly dependent on the otnbilizer as 
the "Elevators are tlie means by wMch the 
pilot controls the up and dov/n travel of 
the plnne. On the ST-3 there are also 
triiiL'jing tabs located on the trailing 
edge of the elevators; these are cockpit 
controlled and are used to counteract 
the change in the center of gravity of 
th'.' plane when in flight, which is caused 
by different load conditions. 

Lastly, \/e come to the Fin and Rudder, 
th" vertical controls located at the 
tail. The Fin is the fixed surface and 
this gives the plane lateral stability, 
and the rudder, being a movable control, 
gives the plane directional control. Al- 
so as \.'ith tlie elevator, the rudder has 
a tab and this aids the pilot in over- 
coming the propeller torque and thereby 

relieving the pilot of applying unneces- 
sary pressure on the rudder control, 

A few of the noteworthy changes on 
the ST-3 is the use of ball bearing 
hinges for all movable controls, a major 
improvement over the old type we used on 
the ST-2. Also, the rudder design has 
been changed slightly and the tail cone 
is nov/ included in the rudder construc- 

The entire tail group is of all-metal 
construction, fabric covered and exter- 
nally \/ire braced. 

In this short article I have tried to 
give the most important facts concerning 
the wing a; id tail controls, and I hope 
it has aided those who were not fully 
aware of the duty of each control in the 
flight of the airplane, 

Ur.XT ISCU-C - Detailed operations iu 
the ^7ing Department, 


more about EDDIE HOLLOY 

Navy aircraft. He was appointed assist- 
ant chief engineer in 1937. 

Then, iir- rent to the Stinson Aircraft 
Division of the Aircraft iianufacturing 
Corporation, in 1939 as project engineer 
and factory manager and had Ciiarge of de- 
veloping the Stinson Army -0'?A9 « siiott 
range observation plane. Competition rfto 
our own TO-5I "Dragonfly") 

In August, 19^0, r.ridie came to 
Ryan's as factory works manager. 

The list of airplanes that IWs fellow 
has \,'orked with or on looks like a hist- 
ory of aviation, "/e're not going to 
write it here. If you'd like to know, 
ask him,,!;o'll tell you, believe us, 

'7e asked Iddie about the future of 
aviation, aa h£i setr it»,nnd got the boat 
answer yet. It's like this: "/hen the 
big strife is over and the thousands and 
thousands of trained pilots and mechan- 
ics filter back into an even more air- 
minded civilian world, aviation will make 
another big lurch forward, just as it 
did after 'Torld '7ar I. It was sort of 
comforting to hear him say that it was 
this that we're planning for. 

He, like Claude Ryan, slipped in a 
plug for ei'iployee suggestions. In a 
large organization, he says, it's one 
good way of finding which men to fill 
important jobs. 

If we had to describe Eddie I.Iolloy in 
four words, \re'd say, "short, bright and 

■■/e might add that he was married in 
1917 and has a daughter and tv/o sons, 22, 
16 and 13, respectively. 



After having looked over all three 
Ryan tearaa in action on the local play- 
grounds, iviT, Marcoj Personnel Director, 
is pleased with the outlook for the com- 
ing Softball season. In a statement 
uiade to your editor this morning, "The 
Chief", as he is called en the diamond, 
sayH that there is little to choose be- 
t'.'/een the two teams, kno'.m as the Ail 
Stars and the Stacks, Hu v/as high in 
his praise for both squads as /ell as 
the ST-3s. Questioning hia further on 
the subject, one learns that he has al- 
ready picked his spot in the "'Stands" 
for the forthcoming benefit f.ame be- 
tween the two sq\iads. This is one game 
that no one in the Ryan Company can af- 
ford to miss as it promises to be a "wow" 
in the v.ords of the "Chief". 

'7ith the above statement from Ryan's 
number one softball fan, comes the in- 
vitation from all of the teams to the 
i.ntire personnel of the Company, to come 
out and lend the helping hand of support 
ns the Ryan teams fight their way to the 
top of the heap in the various leagues 
in vriiich they will play. Come on out 
and help the team along. Company sup- 
port is as valuable to the teaias as is 
good playing and fine sportsmanship. The 
teams guarantee the playing and the 
sportsmanship, YOU have to guarantee the 

* « * 


The first semi-annual Ryan Aeronauti- 
cal Badminton championships \vill be held 
in the Municipal Gym in Balboa Park, 
Saturday night, May lOtli, and Sunday 
afternoon and evening, Iviay 11th, 

This should be one of tlie outstanding 
competitive events in the history of the 
Ryan Smjiloyees Recreational Association, 
There will be some first class matches 
as there are some very fine player:; in 
our orga.nization. The entire tournament 
■v;ill be held on the handicap basis so 


^'■ith the Ryan Softball teams selected 
for the coming City League, the rivalry 
between t!i.- Hyan All Stars, and the Ryan 
Stacks is keen. One teaLi sv^ears that 
the other will not have a chance v.'hen 
the two tea.a3 finally meet for the Ryan 
Employees' Recreational Association 

It is not as yet decided v/hen or 
where this game of games v;ill be held 
but you may be sure that there v/ill be 
plenty of notice posted so that every 
one v/ill be able to see what should be 
the best softball game played in this 
city for some time. 

The inter.isting thing is that all of 
the fellows v/ant to make it an exhibi- 
tion game for the benefit of MIKE MOYER 
the Ryan softball player who w^s hurt in 
the first game of the season last year 
and at this point is still wearing a 

It is a little early yet to make any 
prediction as to the ability of the Ryan 
teams a? against that of the other teams 
competing in the City Tournament and 
graduated lea^^es. There is this to be 
remembered, however- -the Ryan teams v/ill 
be out to -win whatever the situation at 

At this point in the season the ques- 
tion of support is always outstanding. 
The thouglit in the player's mind seems 
to be, "','ill they come out and support 
us or ir. it just another game to most of 
the fellows?" The company as a whole 
should support the teams with regular 
attendance at the games as this is the 
one way to show the fellows that the 
company is behind them. 

the winner and the runner-up. Such cut* 
standing Dlayers as BOB COOPER, RAY PYLE, 
and many others will be seen in action, 




by P e n n E. 

Someone said that Spring wiis in the 
air but it turned out to be GEORGE DE'/ 
a-nd his Ben Hur hair oil. fniff, sniff.' 
* <> • * * * 

DOROTHY ARIviENTROUT has the only head 

of hair in the Company that 

changes color while you are 

looking at it. 

« ♦ ♦ * » 

^'/hat has happened to 
the Coapany dance v/e used 
to hear so much about? If 
this delay keeps u]) I'll 
have to put my tuxedo back 
in gioth balls. 

« • • « - * 

Seen at the College Inn 
nightly is MILTON DOl'N. If 
you look closely in the 
very corner of the saxo- 
phone section of Jimmy No- 
lan's band you'll see him. 
Go in and watch him solo, folks. He's a 


* • • 

Can you picture a Stress Engineer 
preparing for bed at night? '"'ell, he 
stands beside it a fe-.v seconds yawning 
and stretching. Then with a poke or two 
at the mattress he mumbles: "O.K. for 
stress" and crawls in. 

The moat embarrassing 
v/orld. Two eyes looking 
through a key holei 

thing in the 
at each other 

Did you know that DOROTHY LiANNING was 
learning to drive a car? 
Yep, she is. The other 
day she stuck her hand 
out to make a left turn 
and 16 sailors climbed 
aboard. Next time, girlie 
don't jiggle your hand 

so much I 

If * « • 

In the Spring a young 
man's fancy turns to one 
arm driving and hamburg- 
ers v/ithout onions. 
* * * * 

It has been revealed 
how the subject for dis- 
cussion is selected at 
Luncheon gatlierings. Each 
the name of one eligible 
on a slip of paper and 
Then the Guest of 

the Ryanettes 
member v.rites 
Ryan bachelor 
drops it in a hat. 
Honor dra-^/s one. By 
over, that poor guy 

the time lunch is 
is everything but 


The second in a series of three two- 
man team best ball golf matches was held 
Sunday, April 19th, at the Goronado 
Country Club, and from reports of the 
contestants it was a great success. 

The seenin.:';ly unbeatabl.e team of 
NORDLAND and BILLS again walked off with 
the top honors , bagging a neat best ball 
■30 for the morning's effort. It is said 
that this teaDi will definitely be de- 
tlironed in the last of this series to be 
held sometime in May at the La Jolla 
Golf and Country Club, 

Prizes were awarded for three places 
in a blind boggy which were 7^, B6, 96, 

The real purpose of this series of 
two-man team matches is to establish 
handicaps for the coming First Annual 
Rj'an Factory Golf Chaiapionships to ' be 
held at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Caurse 
in June, This method of est&blishing 
handicaps is by far the most enjoyable 
as it offers the element 01 competition 
seldom found in this necessary but i-un- 
pleasant task. LET'S H;i.VE A BIG TURN- 

The essen ce of youth ROBERT BUTTS. 


Yes sir, the less said the better is 
an excellent v;ay of passing off what 
happened at the new Pacific Bo\v'ling Al- 
leys, last Saturday evening. 

The teams representing the Ry;in Air- 
craft Bowling League v/ere stage struck 
from the first ball rolled to the last, 
and where they ended after the evc;ning's 
bowling is a deep, dark secret as far as 
the bov/lers are concerned. 

Tliere are still two events left in 
•■/hich Ryan boiflers will compete, and it 
is here that the boys :vill have a chance 
to redeem themselves for the "off color" 
shov/ing Saturday, April 19th. 

It is hoped by all concerned that the 
same support will be afforded the sing- 
les and doubles bowlers as was afforded 
the five-man team matches. 

There vail be nev/s forthcoming as to 
the Ryan Summer Bov/ling League which 
will be in the form of individual tourn- 
aments held one night a week with the 
y/inner taking all for the one night 
stand. ■'atch your Ryan Flyihg Reporter 
for further Bowling News. 

■'''77Al£ CLOCK 


It's fimny, but in mj da/ I've heard 
of a lot of folks say, "Hqvj can we pre- 
vent damn fool in/iurier like these?" And 
they VTould be talking about v.'};,-it happen- 
ed to some poor guy v,tio vras lai'.l uj.) be- 
cause he fell off a lad lor, or got 
cau[fht in a machine, or was injured hav- 
ing a little friendly horseplay with a 
fello^'f worker. 

I think you'll agree vith ne, that 
there's no r::uch a thing as a "Damn Foci 

Sure, nobody n^ts hurt just for the 

fund of it, because gettin^; hui't hurts 
too much.' 

But its a fant that sometimes people 
do things that look dumb. But I agree 
with ''.usty tliat peopl.e don't get hurt 
because they are duiab, but becauGe no- 
body ever took the time to tell them the 
proper vay of doing what they wei-e doing 
v.'hen they wei-e injured. 

Anyone who doesn't know hov; to do his 
,iob shouldn't be bashful at all abo\it 
as::ing someone for more information. 

The quickest way of finding out what 
yon dor.'t know is to aek somebody about 
it. The bird v/ho doesn't bother to find 
out is usually the one who gets hurt.' 

It's smart to ask questions. But 
sometixies a guy won't and that's vfhere 
we Come in. 

If we SCR 3ny(?ne taking a chance — 
perhaps he doesn't know any better — ^v;e 
shouldn't just stand by and .i] lov hi^m to 
keep doing it. If we go up to him and 
give him a friendly tip, in most cases 
he'll take it in the right spirit and 
thank us for it. 

That's hov.' the fellov;s in this de- 
pai'tment v;ork and that's v;hy we don't 
have ;my "Da''ri Fool Injuries". 



"Desigri a plane.'" the head men say. 
It m\ist be built in such a way. 
That the dui-ibest mug can fly hands off, 
J lake the hardest landings stil]. feel 

Hake up for brains that the pilot lac!:s, 
'lake the seats lean forward and still 

lean back. 
Supply ar.d demand val3 be the thing. 
Forgot the span of chord and wing. 
Tiie spar munt just be six feet long. 
For scraps of spruce cost but a song. 
The fusjla.'je can be ti.ed viiith string. 
Or by a siini.lar method hung to the wing. 
It must be safe and in the main, 
Be able to withstand a hurricane. 
It must be i'ast and not land hot, 
O'tot a !IET,L'JVA job the designer's got) 
Fast an'l light and comfortable too, 
'lith a crulf'ing range to Tiiabuctoo. 
Of cour!-;e tlds is no common hack. 
For it must carry the load of a ten ton 

It m\ist clir.b titraight un and land 

straight down. 
But the pilot must scarcely feel the 

Yes, flaps and br;ikes and retracting 

Hells 3e]ls.' They must think tlie mil- 

lenium.'s here. 
And one last v;ord the he^d men sa^j , 
"It's gotta be finished by YESTERDAY.'" 
On second thoiigh there's one thing more. 
They'll have to sell at the ten cent 


ACA - Engineer's Staff 

Vri-- •5Hi- 


Wc have made arrangements through our 
Purchasing Department for you men vbio 
dcsii-"e saftjty shoes to buy them at fac- 
tory price plus 10^. The shoes may be 
p\irclias.xi through the Company and paid 
for by a snail deduction from your week- 
ly check. 

See iir. "'.larco for a requisition 

The shoes are of the metal toe-cap 

variety — ^to insure against injury to the 

foot from crushing, as well as affording 

maxlmujr. cc^if ort , 


I GLpy^Nl K'^S FROM TH£ G RAViinARD by TH E BA t! 

Howdy, Gents. Or did I say that be- 
fore. Oh, Vv-ell, that is none of your 
business or none of mine, so here jToes. 

I see our friend HAROLD "BAK}i;"SCHKELL, 
has the lead on the men now. Harold 
knows his heat-treat but never seems to 
be able to control his ovjn temperature. 
Ouch; His new assistant Y\M^ EASTLIGK 
is a former Rohr man. Viclcome Vem. 
Ryans is a good nlace to v'ork. 

- - - - 

new understudy to RAY "BUTCH" ORTIZ, 
sa/'s, and I quote, "If all the fellows 
will give me the same cooperation they 
Give "Butch" and Bennett, I v.lll do 
everything I can for them." ' ell spoken 
Frenchy. vje hope your cerebellum will 
not vitiate your equilibrium. V/owJ 

- - - - 

Smiling ED "BLAST-"M" WEBER of the 
2nd says they have been so busy he -has 
no news this time. Better luck next 
time, Ed. 

- _ - - 

Vk'e were sure glad to see SLIli "PAI'lT- 
OI-ilME" COATES get over by the bumping 
department. I have never seen so many 
smiles on the faces of the bumpers be- 
fore especially when he played his 
marble machine. 

- - - - 

Our FIRE CHI: J DRISCOLLIS is getting 
things under control for a company fire 
department. Lot's all get behind the 
Chief in this, fellows, as it is pro- 
tection for us as well as the Company. 

- - - - 

FLOYD "CHEi,'" BEI'IMETT was off three 
days with sinus and now he is transfer- 
red to 3rd. Sorry to lose you, Floyd— 
signed~"The Second Shift". 

A Vv'elcome to C.V. HETjKLE to the 
bumping department, ''e are ^-lad to have 
you "CEE VEE". 

llnst frequent other haunts. Good 
stacks to you all. 

The Ghost 


If there are any of you fellows on 
the second shift v^ho are interested in 
having a Photography Club, see Earl At- 
kinson, usually foiinJ in the Foundry. 
(Badge #1552) 

v;onder who the fellow is that said 
JE3.iIE LEOIv.IRD needs sonc oleepiftg pow- 

About six a.m. a recent rainy VJednes- 
day morning there was a streak of light- 
ning that shot throu!^h the plant and out 
the gate. In ansTver to our queries, JOE 
LOVE told us it was BILL OFFER, 1«ho is 
now the proud father of a baby girl. Con- 
gratulations, I'Irs. Opfer — and I.Ir. Opfer. 

Our losr was somebody else's gain 
when LAirtD EOLES left small parts md 
went to Spot Ueld. The gang in small 
parts all miss that cute little red mus- 
tache and the guy underneath it. 

It also seems good to see GEORGE LEE 
back on the job after his leave of ab- 
s enc e . 

Say, BILL ESTES, did you get your 
Packard f ijced while you v;ere out? 

It seems RALPH CALLOV/S '' webfeet have 
become itchy since the Ryan lake sub- 
sided. Last weekend he tears out for 
L.A.. He ;nust have had a mighty good 
time. Anyhow he shows up Sunday night 
about 3 hours late with some yarn about 
oversleeping. Oh yeah J 

llell, I'll say we enjoyed those ci- 
gars. Don't like to see a man burdened 
too much but v;e all like our smokes, so 
here's more power to JOE LOVE and his 
family with the new addition and we all 
hope she grows big and strong. 

JOHI^ LMG of small parts got himself 
a motorcycle and boy does he get w to 
xvork now? But look out for those tuiTis 
in the road, John. They meet you pretty 

FLOYD "REBEL" BEASLEY quits night- 
shift for day vrork. V/hich goes to shov: 
why the Sout.h lost the war. "Can't take 
it," eh. Rebel? I've been told he 
couldn't make the Army "onaccounta" hav- 
ing two left feet. 

^"e, the third shift as a whole, are 
more than glad to welcome back into our 
midst, P.T. BUSH, a most able and ef- 
ficient speeder-upper-of-production in 
the passivating inspection. 




by "Jack Park"l 


by Ken Murray 

I know this is goin,< to be kinda 
lousy, but here goes, ready or not. 

JACK PARK i3 vacationing these ' two 

weeks in favor of IIR. STORK. Didn't you 
know? VJhich reminds me, KAY LARKIN is 
about to become a proud "pop". Congratu- 
lations from the gang to both you lucky 

I xnderstand, from United j'iir Lines 
tliat ED Bm.GMiTEli missed the Sunday 
night plane back from Burljank, He had 
to take th'j early Llonday morning p].ane. 
Some guys have the worstest luck. 

"EARLY -PiilARLY" KOPS is back on the 
job after paying the preacrier a little 
Sunday afterrioon visit and a sojourn in 
yondor mountains. The bent of luck. 

A'ALT SCHRODER vms saying to me the dr-y, "Boy, you should join the 
i'Javj'- Air Corps", ''fonder what's eatin' 
thay guy? 

HOP.IE H03ART had another date with 
his girl friend. That's the second in 
six months. Someone should present Hobie 
vdth a copy of Horatio Alger. 

FRED R03ACI\ER, better known as 
"'.'ings", is sure doin' some fancy flap- 
pin' arovuid his nevif girl friend, I know 
this is a leading edge, Fred, but don't 
string us a longron. 

Here comes "HAIR-IIJ-HIS-EYES" KELLPil. 
llaybe we should take up a collection to 
get Bill a hair cut, or could be he 
likes it long. 

CAPJ. TECCA is so quiet that ve hardly 
know he's around. Speak up Carl and 
make yourself know. 

just moved over from Tool Design to as- 
sist RC^UGH-HOUo.-: CRABTREE vdth the nain- 
f olds . 

JACK COKii'ltS, who hails from Oklahoma 
and if ALT SOIffiNSS!, a native son, sui'e 
keep the doors in the other room svfing- 
ing. In fact last vireek the doors had to 
be sent away for repairs. A Burnt out 
bearing or somethinJ 

This is about all the com I could 
throw at one sitting, so I'll bo seei3i' 
you around. 

A Very Dear Friend 
(Substituting for Jac:k Park) 

Hello Kiddies, 

I just musn't forget to tell" ycu a- 
bout 0U3:' two new starlets here in the 
shop. They have been posing for the 
photographers this past week and I hear 
they v;ero offered a contract by the Dum 
Dum Picture Corpse. They are none other 
than Miss "Gwendollyn" LADROOT, better 
known to the boys as LiELVBj and Kiss 
"Eram.y Lou" HOLLiillBECK whom we call 
"GLEtWY". Boy, are they celebrities.'.' 
How's about an autograph girls or are 
you too busy primping? 

I wish to take it upon myself to ex 
tend a sincere welcome to the new weld- 
ers in the shop and for the benefit of 
the nevv boys as v/ell as the old I want 
to say that the spirit of cooperation 
among the men is the highest of any de- 
partment in the shop. So if you fellcvvs 
run into any trouble with yoiur- job or 
any other matter just let any one of us 
knov; and ve v.dll be more than willing to 
lend a htj] ping hand to you. The one 
thing you boys want to remember is do 
your part to make the V/elding Department 
"The Best Place to V.'orlc". 

JOroillY C0M0R3 and TRUCKEY . have a 
deal that beats all deals. On those 
rainy d-iys if you sav; those boys aro^ind 
the lead-pots going through the motions 
of a good old-fashioned steak fry, hope 

you weren't alarmed they really vjei'e 

frying steaks. I personally bit into t;ie 
most delicious toasted cheese sandwich 1 
have ever tasted. Some chefs, those 
boys. Jiggers boys, I hear a guard com- 
ing to put the mooch on one of your 

JBi RILEY, the few-word-welder, was 
heard to have said the other day as the 
fire alarm sounded, "I v;onder v/ho got a- 
way this time." You cjin plainly see 
vhere his early training was acquired. 

BOB GARDMIffl is having trouble vdth 
his desk moving around in the strangest 
places. Do you believe in spooks. Bob? 
Or does it seem that two certain mani- 
fold boys used to be furniture movers 
before they came to work here? Not inBn- 
tioning any names. Bob, but a guy ivhcse 
initials are CHASE could have been one 
of the spofiks. Suppose? 

Again another winner of the copper 
plated Peer can is MUTT BENNETT. He was 
recently transferred into the v;elding 

(continued on next page) 


by Brenda and 




'.Jell, Brenda, here we are back to stir 
up something, if onlj'' dust. V/e rea^.ly 
fihould have some super-sleuthing done 
with two weeks off, but sue.Tc gossip is 
so elusive that even the ureen Hornet 
can 't detect any. 

Say Cobina, did you hear what one nos- 
tri3. said to the other nostril? No, 
what, Drenda? VJell, it's like this, one 
said shall wo make a run for it or just 
let it drop? 

A certain sv.'eet little girl in the Ac- 
counting Depart^ient v/as so worried about 
v.'ho the honored guests woj'e last Thurs- 
day at the Ryan Luncheon, and LoJ it 
turned out that she was one of them. 
Heed we say inore? But we all Imovif she 
certainly deserved any appreciation the 
Ryanettes could show her; a].so her co- 

Say, wasn't that the bigf^est cigar you 
ever saw that CHi:.T PARICR had last week, 
I followed hiri clear out to his car hop- 
ing he'd drop it and I'd get the snipe, 
but he dropped it in the nud. Am I 
grieved at him.' 

Guess vre had better let it drop . for 
nov;, and we want to apologize for aby- 
thing nice we said about anyone, it was 
definitely not intentional — ^wc slipped. 

Dear Friends : 

I am sorry I vr(\3' 
so long in ari'iving, 
but the train Viras a 
little late, llov that I 
ar. hero, I v;ould like to 
thank all of you for the lovely quilt. 
It is good to l:ncK! I have so many nice 
friends , 

After April 24th, I vdll be in Lemon 
Grove, and I hope you vrill all come to 
see me soon. 

Thank you again. 

John Cooper Zipjwald, Jr. 

niLDRiD ALKIRE and I'iJlY FR::EL, the 
tvm organizers of our young club, were 
honored at our last regular meetijig iind 
presented vdth lovely corsages. We met 
as usual at Bernardini's for spaghetti 
and salads. JILBEA JACKSON and, NOi^CE 
KIRKSEY were elected to take charge of 
the luncheun for ne^ meeting. 

Our membership is coming up.' 29 were 
present at oui' last meeting. One, hov;- 
ever, v.-as a guest— BEULAH HAYvJARD, who 
paid us an all too short, but very wel- 
come visit. VJe're all hoping to see her 
again soon. 

Oh yes speaking of food, PAT and 

BETTY want to know if there is any way 
to fix beans, other than boiling, baking 
frying or sandvdching. If you have any 
new recipes for be,ans, please send them 

There are two questions, though, that 
just can 't wait for next meeting — by way 
of "old business" we v/ ould like to loiov; 
if IIARZLLLA is still unhappy over the 
Army auditor who left. 

And, by way of "nev; business", vje 
hear that the two "J's" in the new 
building are quite "that way" about each 
other (any additions or amendments?) 

PHYLLIS CREEL went to Tucson, Arizona 
for a ^v days. She said they have "vm- 
usual" weather in Arizona also . 

V/e're wondering if DIRECTOR TOUTf has 
a chance with DOROTHY LIAI'INIKG after no- 
ticing her "Ride" home every night. 

Llore vVEU jING 

Department so he decided to pmrchase a 
couple of vieldiiig regulators. He went to 
Sears and Roebuck to make a. purchase 
vdth the idea to save as much money as 
possible. The Salesjaan showed him two 
gauges and said, One is $6.00; the other 
is -^g.OO, " Bennett said, "Give me two 
of the .J;6.00 ones," After getting his 
equipment home he tried and tried to 
make the gauges fit. One fit all right 
but the other wouldn't fit at all. Hjnm, 
I wonder why? Do you suppose that the 
•■$6.00 gauge was for acetelyene and the 
09.00 vras for oxygen? Hmm, could be. 


BULLETHI NO. U - This is the fourth of a series of bulletins v/hich will appear re;;- 
ularly in the RY/iI^' FLYING R'j'ORTilR to describe for the American working man, facts 
you will viant to know about the American business system; to tell hov; businesses 
are built; to explain hovr th^ are operated and tc) define the position that busi- 
ness occupies in American life. 



The truckman who buys a truck and starts his ov.'ri b-osiness probably uses his ovm 
savin^^s to finance his business. He might use monej-- that he has in the bank or, if 
lie owns his }iouse, he mif;ht bori'ovr the money and rxve a mortgage on his house as 
security for the loan. Or he night persuade a friend or a relative to chip in pnrt 
of the money and to share in the business as a silent partner. 

Sometimes two or three men will pool their savings and go into business togeth- 
er. Many small shops start with a partnership arr-angement between a man who has 
learned hov-r to make the profluct and another man who knows how to sell. Each man puts 
up part of the money needed to start imd each owns part of the business. The sales- 
man gets the orders, the meci-ianic does the productive labor and they share in the 
profits if there are any profits. 

j.Iost businesses are started like that and, if they succeed but remain smal 
are ov\rned entirely by the men v:ho put up the origiiisl money. 


As a business grows, it is necessary while before goods can be delivered and 

for the OT-ners to plan and prepare for paid for, so money must be obtained ixi 

g^ov^^bh. They may need to enlarge the the meantime to pay wages and to pay for 

factory or build a new one and install material: 

l-o • 

bigger or more modem equipinent. They The owners of a growing business get 

may" feel confident that growing profits their money by exactly the same proced- 

will eventually pay for the expense, but ure that the truclonan followed to get 

the equipment and buildings must be paid money to start his business. The owners 

for before profits can be earned. So of the growing business sign a mortgage 

considerable monc}> must be obtained be- rind, in additi.on, take in silent jjart- 

fore the plans for expansion can be aar- ners.But they need more money than they 

ried out. can get from friends and more than they 

Furfnermore, when new equipment is can get by mortgaging a house, 
installed, it must be operated for a 


So they go to an investiaent house and sign a mortgage on their land, buildings 
and machinery. The investm.ent house takes the mortgage and lends then the money to 
construct new builidings and to equip them. Then the investment house gets a lot of 
people to buy parts of the mortgage. These people chip in a few hundred dollars a- 
piece, and each one gets a certificate, v.'hich is called a bond and v/hich represents 
his part of the mortgage. Some people miy buy more than one bond. The business must 
pay interest on these bonds and, if it fails to pay the interest, the bondholders 
can take over the land, buildings and machinery and sell them to get back the money, 
which they loaned on the mortgage. 


After getting the loan on the mort- 
gage, the ovners of the busnjiess are 
able to put up nev: buildings. But they 
may need iiiore money to pay for. the 
additional materials and t'rie extra em- 
ployees that are required for the bigger 
business. So they go bade to the iiivest- 
nent house and say that they w;int silent 
pai'tners v;ho can put some money into the 
business. The investment house finds a 
lot of people who v.ant to buj'' a part of 
a business and collects a hundred dol- 
lars (or perhaps fifty dollars ) from 
each person. The investment house gives 
in exchnnce, a certificate of stock 
v.'hich repreLients part oT;^nei'3hip in the 
bu'jiness. Some people may buv ten shares 


If the company doesn't earn any pro- 
fits, the stockholders won't get jiny 
money. If the company earns a profit, it 
vlll pay a tax to the state and another 
to the Federal Government, put some of 
the profit in the bank i'c.r a rainy day 
and divide the remainder aaong '.the 
stockholders. 3ach person v.-ho holds one 
share of stock vdll get one equal share 
of the profits paid. The share of pro- 
fits paid to the stockholders is called 
a dividend. 

By buying shares of stock v'ith sav- 
ings, it is possible for a nan or a v;o- 
nian to buy a small part of one business 
vhiJe vjorking for another business. By 
this means, t'-velve million American 
people have acquired part ovmorship in 
many large businesses, such as General 
Foods Corporation (which is owned by 
66,000 men and vjomen viho liave one or 
more shares of stock) and General Motors 

or a hiondred shares of the business. The 
money received is then put in the banl: 
for the company to use to buy materials 
and to pay v;ages and other exponce':. 

Each share of stock entitles its 
holder to one equal share in the profits 
of the business, and to one vote at the 
annual election of directors of the com- 
pany, ''/hen these shares of stock are 
issued, the original cymiers of the bus- 
iness lose ovmership. They can, and un- 
doubtedly v'ill, buy some of tiie new 
stock, and for each share of stock they 
buy they are entitled to one share in 
the business, one equal share of the 
profits and one vote at the election. 


Corporation (which is not ov.-ned by ..Ir, 
Sloan 01- Lir. Knudsen but by 350,000 men 
aiid women vho have one or more shares of 

Bondholders do not share in the ovjner- 
ship of business. A person who buys a 
bond merely lends money and doesn't buy 
any of the business. The bondholder 
doesn't sliare in the profits of tho bus- 
iness, either. He receives a guaranteed 
interest on the money that he lends. If 
there are no profits, he gets his inter- 
est money just the same and the stock- 
holder gets nothing. If the profits are 
big, the bondholder gets his regular in- 
terest and the stockholder gets the pro- 
fit. If the business fails, the bond- 
holder can sell the property and get all 
or part of his money back, but the 
stockholder may lose pari or all of the 
money that he Ijivested, 

12 Jobs 

200 Jobs 

1,000 Jobs 

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by The Kite Malcer 

iJUvilFCLD SZICCND SHIFT b.y Ray Liorkovtski 

ATTENTION— 4 iould a few of you fellows 
in the vanf department be interested in 
a collection for "EIRD-KIT.^" liOLLINS??? 
He needs a cover for his i,iotorcycle 
which f^ot v;et the other day uhen a "San 
Diego fog" set in and he's had a scowl 
on his face ever since. 

The reason "GOFFF^ IffiRVES" NORTH is 
so hard to get along vdth is that he 
gets started off wrong in the morning . 
He has to run that two man "gas guzzler" 
by himse] f . 

J. H. EDDY is going to be a father 
soon, -"e all hope you don't pull a WA- 
DELL on us EDDY, good luck. 

If you fellows got a whiff of any 
foul smells last v/eek, we found out v/hat 
it was— JEirZ STITES and "BaRKIIIG" BAILY each f4her .jokes. Boy they I'ere 
Loo-loos. The only one who laughed at 
then was LiTvv IIORTAVICH and that was six 
months ago vhen he first heard tliem. 

CHRIS ORTEL is now a refugee at Ro- 
lando Village. That 's the place vriiere 
you can leave at 6:40 and be in the 
plant at 7:00. Oh, yeah? Ask ROCKY. 

JOE BASSO has given up badminton. 
They won't reserve him a court for the 
evening, i''/hen he phoned for a reserva- 
tion, th.ey gave him the bird. 

We have a new bunch of fellows v;ith 
us now. They are I.E. LEVI, C, E. KO- 
and L.N, OVvXER, We're glad to have . you 
boys with us and we ho-pe you get the 
Bwing of your jobs without a lot of 

OViTLER v:a.s only v/ith us a few days and 
he had to leave us temporarily. His wife 
became ill in Los Angeles and had to be 
taken to FalTi Springs. '.'Je hope she gets 
up and around soon, 

'.Ve wait anxioiisly for the neiv models 
of automobiles, radios, airplanes, etc. 
Eut the thing we're most anxious to see 
is the next invention of DOUG "EDISOl'- 
EEE. V'.'hat will it be? 
EAEY VJADELL has a new sleeping bag, if 
her old man doesn't try to kick her out. 

All future fathers ought to transfer 
to Vi'ing Assembly. Instead of getting a 
cigar from them we give a present. (Re- 
ference to any persons living or dead is 

Gentlemen, we had the pleasure of 
meeting LAFJiY GIBSON, Flying Reportei- 
editor, a ge:iuine handshake, a pleasfu'.t 
smile, neat as a pin, loads of person- 
ality, a real man 's jnan. He was full of 
coriiplimerit s for the nir-ht shift baseball 
team, but left no question as to the 
superiority of the Ryan regulars, BUT 
the f ellov/s still think that they can 
give them a run for their money (or 
should I have aaid beer?). A game at the 
Ryan annus 1 picnic vould be an ideal 
time to decide the questa. on. 

The second shift boys take this op- 
portunity to congratulate JaCK ZIPPWALD 
(even if he didn't give ue a cigar). 
It's a seven-and-a-half pound boy. Con- 
gratulations also for his promotion to 
company representative. 

We'll be seeing JOE LOV^, who inci- 
dentally deserves some credit also for a 
late addition to his far.iily, at the be- 
ginning of the shift instead of at the 
end. We are sorry to see FLOYD BEig'NETT, 
go to the third shift (you lucky guys) 
but vje swe are glad about his promotion 
Last, but not least, an orchid to the 
one that picked "FRENCHY" to help"BUTCH" 
keep us guys in line. Let's give hir.; 
the same cooperation that we gave Floyd. 

Say, fellov;s, are ve going to take 
all that ribbing from "The Shadow" sit- 
ting down? or are vje going to look into 
his closet for skeletons and get some 

I don't claim to laiov/ who it is, but 
if any of you guys ever hear those skel- 
etons in "SLliJ" COATSS' closets rattling, 
just let me Imcvi and ve shall see if we 
can't bl'-ckmai.l that "shadow" into hav- 
ing some mercy on us. Incidentally, the 
other night he was hel"^ up on the way 
home — ^j^eh, all the way. He says he never 
expects to find the perfect girl but 
adds that he finds it very interesting 
making sure that they are not that way. 
Then, too, Uncle Sam may take him off 
our hands for a year. He got his ques- 
tionnaire the other day. VJe're pulling 
for you, "Slir:,", and please don't lose 
your uppers. 

purely coincidental.) Bill, if you 
couldn't read the names on the card, 
just send it to the fingerprint depart- 
ment. I'm sure they v;ill have no trouble 
identifying those v/ho signed it. 

LiAIJIFOLD DEI-ARTl-^fiT by Rusr, IJordluid 

In these dayj oi' trying times, there 
aT'2 a few exp(;ri'jnces that htq a little 
more sevei'e to mental strain thm others 
Along ivith T;etting practical Xv no sleep 
pacin,;; the f].cor, and holdin,^; down your 
job-veil, just try it sometime, and be- 
come papa to a 7-3/4 lb. baby boy, 

Pefore it's all over you don't dare 
to relax too mudi, but even so, a little 
day dre.'Uiiini^ aiid visions of the future 
aro bound to get in novi and then. 

There seemed to be quite a little 
cancem as to hovi JACK ZIPPi/ALD was able 
to rr^'.t through the picket line at the 
hospitr?!, with all this labor trouble in 
ti)e maternity ward.' 

Mav that it'.i all over til'I next time 
(????), I have a little partin-v r-.esnagn, 
on behalf of the .lanifold boys,aiid those 
who have had the pleasure of workin^"^ 
vith Jack Zippw'ild, to v.'ish him the very 
best of liick in his nev; work, and to the 
future whatever it may hold. 

' 'e are more than pleasec: to work and 
cooperate with oui" nevr and able assist- 
ant foreman on the day shift. JOE LOVE. 
llay he find us all one happv f,araily, and 
cause him veiy little fret. 

Have any cf 
you boys added 
any now cuss 
vords to your 
vocabu].ary? If 
not, then you've 
L. is bed out on a 
fevi choice ad- 
idssions froiu a 
little fellow called, 
Tii'iy the last 
few weeks. He 
claiiTis the coun- 
try has sure 
gone to h.ji%%, 
all because 

some on had to 
invent or dis- 
cover the stack 
for the Kinner 
llotor. (Quote-V'hen a Fellow starts 
fighting them in his sleep, i:)erhaps get- 
ting sued for divorce, something ought 
to be done. - Unquote) 

He's given serious thought to taking 
up vrhere St rangier Lewis left off — per- 
haps more dough — less sweat. 



.Jhen the lur.t job is over, 
j\nd the finr'l iLne-up is thru; 
'-hen you've tui^ned in your tools. 
Let ne s-sy those words to you. 

"Don't think too harsh of the foremen. 
Don't damn the work you've had to do. 
•lust be glad it's all over 
And figure 'twas good for you. 

Don't think your time was ^vasted 
On the manifold rack, stacked so high; 
Or the peculiarities of the 'Dog Leg', — 
It's buffaloed many a guy. 

Just forget those manv details 

That were such a pain in the neck, 

/ind say "t'irae cheers" like you meant it, 

'.'hen in the morning you 'out-check'." 

o\ibmitted by 

ivlachine Shop 




For those who love to Jib and Jibe to 
real hot iiusic, furnished by the boys of 
the plant every Saturday night, stoo in 
at the Cgsino at Ia3sion Beach and let 
them kiiOw you're there. That is before 
10:30 p.m. After that, if they can still 
see, you will be greeted with a very 

droopy noi just tired??? From 11 jj.m. 

to 2 a.x;:. everyone is on tlieir aim. 

Anyone v.-ith betting inatiufcts^arid 
cashing to make or save money on bets of 
any kind figlits, baseball, etc., con- 
tact (BOOIVi^R) LA.HSCN. 

The Army is sure passing up a good 
marksman in LOUIE UPLiEYi]R. I was won- 
dering where he learned to use a sling 
shot with sucii accuracy — in the OZAilK'S? 

A heart ,y welcome to our new-comers 

BELl'ORD, ai:d HJ'i\IKLE. 

For some tine now, there has been 
free bus service from the highway to the 
plant, rain or shine, only too willing 
to wait a few minutes and give the walk- 
ers a ride. I'll admit they sometjmes 
resemble sardines, but (JEFF) JEPTUSG 
enjoys the hearty greetings of "good- 
morning", and thanks for the lift. Thus 
doing his good deed for the day — some 
guys are just born that way. There 
should be more. 

R Y AN T t A n S 



To our ntw foreman, FLOYD BENNETT— in 
him we can feel proud to have another 
swell fellow to work with. His pleasant 
smile is a welcome sight to us v;ho 
thought by losing JOE LOVE the third 
shift would seem different. Y/e have a 
grand bunch of boys, Floyd, raid I know 
that they would all want to join m^ in 
vdshing you the best of luck. And you 
can rest assured we will all give you 
our best cooperation. 

The boy.3 of the third shift were very 
scrry to see cur old forem'tn, JOE LOVE, 
transferred over to the first shift — but 
wo feel that our loss will we welcomed 
by the boys of the first shift. He is a 
great guy, fellows, and we hope in time 
that he can take the place of another 
grand fellow whom I'm sure you all miss 
JACK ZIPWALD. Vie of the third shift 
wish both Joe and Jack happiness, con- 
tentm-.nt, a.nd prosperity in their new 

"Little Nap" 
Manifold Department 




Fire prevention experts contend thqt 
in most cases a fire is the result of 
someone neglecting his duty, being care- 
less or being ignorant of fire hazards. 

Oiir Plant has spent a large sum' of 
money to equip .and establish a fire De- 
partment to safeguard lives and property 

The Army and Navj"- Intelligence and 
the Federal Burreau of Investigation of- 
fer their assistance to protect our per- 
sonnel and plant. 

Our Staff of Volunteer Eiremen are 
showing their loyalty by attending the 
series of lectures offered by Chief Par- 
rish af the Sr>xi Diego Firu Department in 
order to acquaint themselves with Fires- 
— the causes — hazards and prevention. 

liow can each individual cooperate for 
better protection to safeguard lives, 
property and his job? Allow me to offer 
the follov;ing suggestions, in ariswer to 
that question. 

First of all-Do not be c?ireleL;s. Let 
care ful be your watchword.' Play safe,' 
Report all ha'<:ards to ycur ' ?'oreman or 
your Fire Chief. Observe the rules of 
the Plant Protection Department. Learn 
the use of Fire Deuipraent . Read all 
articles pertaining to Fire which will 


The Rope 

Either wy must find a way of censor- 
ing tiitse newsreels, or Ryan will have 
to purchase the latest design of modern 
heat tr^.ating ^.quipment. 

It seems thu COLONEL has been t elling 
the Mrs. how hard he works, lifting tl.ose 
heavy baskets out of the soup, and in- 
sisting he rates at least two bottles of 
beer aftjr sucn a hot and tough eighx. 
hours. And sympathetic and understand- 
ing woman that she is , she has been al- 
lowing the old boy his two bottles. 

Now she' "up and went" to the Spreck~ 
els the other day and sees a newsreel. 
In it they showed some innocent scenes 
of a plane factory. One of these scenes 
was of the heat treating deparifement, 
with the drop hammers in the background, 
so there couldn't be any mistaking it, 

she thought and here comes the tough 

part (at least for the Colonel). 

The operator presses a button and 
the basket rises - moves over the sr-up 
and gently sets itself into tho soup. 
He presses another button and the basket 
very gracefully emerges from the soup 
gently glides over to the water quench 
tank - and does a beautiful swan dive 
into the wat :t. All done with buttons 
and old Edison jice. 

If youse guys have the leafet bit of 
imagination, there's certainly no use in 
me telling what went on iri that house- 
hold th^-tnigh.t. She even called him 
"and old button pusher", and immediately 
cut the ration to one bottle. 

Honest, Mrs. LINDERFELT, vfe haven't 
this automatic equipment as yet, and the 
"old button pusher" does have to get 
those baskets in and out the hard way, 
so be kind and put him back on two bot- 
tles install new equipment so that you 
may take necessary corrective measures. 

appear lini the following "issues of • oiuf 


By following these few suggestions 
we can all h-lp to eliminate fir haz- 
ards - thus bringing a sense of security 
,and confidence to those of us who depaid 
on Ryan Aeronautical for a livelihood. 




Germany has Hitler, Consolidated has 
the PBY, and the Modeling Shop has a 
draftee. Yes, Sir, our ovm LES JAUSSAUD.'- 
is v^alking around saying -"It's for my 
Country, "aiid trying to convince us along 
\vith himself the advantages of Array life 
"Oh, how I hate to get up in the morning" 

Easter vacation might be all right 
for some people but for JOHNNY CASTIEN 
its a v-eek of hardship. His vife is a- 
v.'ay so Johj-iny comes without his lunch 
and missing a button here jund there. Ah, 
the bliss of married life.' 

Which reminds us, do you ever think 
bad; to the time when you vere married? 
In a recent survey of the modeling shop 
we uncovered seme very interesting de- 
tails on marriage. Several of the boys 
met their wives on blind dates. One even 
went so far as to picket the house of 
his present xvife because she vjasn't in- 
terested in meetirig him, Vihat men vjon't 
do J 

It seems JIM CARLIN, an authority on 
house shrinkar'e, is having trouble. Jim 
built a house during the rainy season 
v'ith threo bedrooms and now it's shrinl:- 
ing up till he only has two. Looks like 
you sleep in the barn, Jim. 

Now Comes the time to praise our fire 
fightin', smoke eatin' C.C. CLARK. He 
handled the fire in the yard truck 
superbly, and afterwards very calrrJy 
said,"V<T!at is it everyone says - Oh yes, 
'Shucks, anyone could have done it.." 


by "Jigs" 

FRANK (HEDY) LAMAR, Shop Mentor of 
Tool Design, has decided to augment his 
many triumphs with a plane made entirely 
of cast iron. Now "Three Jaw Lamar" is 
a very versatile person and his ability 
to machine cast iron is one of his fin- 
est achievements, 

"Should this plane experience any dif 
ficulty in taking to the air, we will 
probably u;.;c the now f,airious BIRDSALL 
"De-Gravitizer", states chief test pilot 

The writer feels that this ship will 
be a great advance in aviation, due to 
the fact that it will have the gliding 
angle of a brick, which is the essence 
of all good dive-bombers. 

"The exclusive rights for the use of 
the Bridsall De-Gravitizer has been ob- 
tained at minimum cost" Stated Lamar 
Aircraft Production Chief, C. -E. .YOUNG, 
at a press conference today. 

"Constniction of the experimental 
ship is being held up due to the many 
foundry strikes throughout the Country, 
creating a shortage of cast iron and al- 
so the abnonce of a contract from a cer- 
tain foreigr; power v/hose name cannot be 
disclosed at this time", said HUGH DRAKE, 
Chiuf Engineer. 

"All tools, jigs and fixtures vdll 
probably be made of rubber, eliminating 
the necessity of checking tolerances 
v:hich may facilitate production," WILI., 
H. CAJ.IERON was quoted as saying at the 
press conference. 

VJe v;ish to offer our best wishes to 
this fine bx^dy of men, and their new 

Ey the way, HARRY A. GOODBl is very 
conspicious by his absence from T. D, 
having recently been transferred to Con- 
tract Engineering. We hope Contract 
will appreciate having him as much as we 
enjoyed ha.ving him with us. 

In closing, if there are any in our 
vast reading public that have any ideas 
or suggestions for the cast iron pj.ano, 
please gtit in touch with the above-men- 
tioned men, Adios, Imigos. 


With the teams divid^-d into three 
groups, -■md the usual smoke that sur- 
rounds the pre-season practi-ce cleared a 
way, it looks very much like Ryan should 
have by far the most successful softball 
year in the Company's history. Thero is 
a liost of excellent material, with Uvo 
toaJTiS th-j.t could play to a stand off any 
time they meet, v/hich tends to make a 
great spirited fight out of the season 
as a whole. 

It is a little early to tell just 
what leagues the Ryan teams will be in 
but if a host of material means anything 
Ryan should find itself at the top of 
the heap. 

There will be a complete schedule 
printed in the columns of your Ryan Fly- 
ing Reporter. 




Internationally recosnized For efficiency 

as primary military trainers, 

Ryan S-Ts Fly the warplane markinss 

oF many prosressive nations. 



Good news for everyone connected with the Ryan organization v/as the announce- 
ment carried out of V/ashington on last Wednesday by The Associated Press telling of 
the aviard by the Army Air Corps of a sizeable additional order for training pD.anefi 
to be built by the Ryan Aei'onautical Company. 

Added to this assurance of the company's uninterrupted gro^irth is the recent 
closing of more orders for Rvan i.".anifolds. All Ryaii eiiiployees may vrell feel proud 
of the confidence in Ryan '.voi-kers and management which has thus been ejqxessed Ij'- the 

government and 
by other manu- 
fr.cturers under 
contract to the 
military ser- 

Our new Air 
Corps contract 
is understood 
to be an addi- 
tional order 
for low-wing 
Army primary 
train planes 
of our standard 
type v;hich are, 
after months of 
prep aration, 
nov; b 
to roll from 
the final assembly line 
factory addition, 

VJhen the international situation last 
year necessitated increased production 
of all types of military aircraft, Ryan 
was one of three manufacturers selected 
to build priuiary training planes under 
the governiaent ' s type standardization 
quantity produGtion plan. 

In September of last year, Ryan was 
avfarded Air Corps contracts for its new- 
est tjipe mi].itary models of the famous 
Ryan S-T low-wing training planes. This 
order was placed to coincide v^ith Air 
Corps pilot training plans v.'hich called 

in the latest 
(Keep 'era rolling. 

the United States 
wing military primary 
After years of pioneering 

for an increaso 
in the annual en- 
I'ollment of nov; 

pilots froTii 7,000 
to 12,000 fliers. 

Now the annuall. 
training rate of 
Air Corps pilots 
has again, been 
increased, to 
30,000, and the 
new training plane 
orders are under- 
stood to be need- 
ed for 
out the expanded 

Tvro years ago 
Ryan v/as the or.l;y' 
manufacturer in 
in production of lov;- 
training planes, 
the low-vdn>: 

field against much "sales resistance", 
Ryan, in 1939, was a successful vanner 
of an Air Corps "flight competition for 
primary trainers. 

The Ryan S-T then became the -Army's 
first low-wing primary trainer, thus 
breaking away from a 30-year precedent 
of biplanes for initial flight instmc- 
tion of Air Corps flying cadets. By 
eliminating the former change-over from, 
biplane to monoplane service typf^s, 
trainin-' efficiency has been reported to 
be greatly improved. 


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J I L 

Published by Employees oi' the 
Through their Welfare Departnent 

Art Editor 
Editorial Secy 
to this issue: 

Larry Gibson 
George Duncan 
ii. liarco; liiil Wagner 
Susan Zlnn 

J. R. Conyers 
R. J. Ii"ork:)vjEki 

Departmental and Organizations; 

Things 'N Stuff 


Dope Shop 

riore Random Thoughts 

The Ghost Talks 


Manifold Exhaust 



Penn E. Wise 

Fat Kelly 

A. Dope 

Genevieve Doyer 


Wilbea Jackson 

Russ Wordlund 

Ken liurray 

V. J. F-rk, Jr. 


Hello Larry: 

Got a letter from my uncle saying I 
could be of service to him select- 
ive service. So I hied rriyself to the 
front office where liARGY YGUNC-DLOOD 
very courteously notarized my question- 
naire. Thank you very much, I-iAEGY. I 
had a pleasant chat with Lr. i^arco and I 
sincerely wish that every man in the 
plant had been \vith me. The following 
in my own v^ords, is vjhat he urgently de- 
sires every one of you men to understand 
about the personnel office. 

ilr. liarco is the head of a very ef- 
ficient department called the Personnel 
Department. Off hand when you hear that, 
you think it's there just to hire people 
and then make sure that they get their 
check every v/eek. Well, that is just a 
small part of their services. You'll 
probably think that this is just a lot 
of dramatics, but honestly fellows, this 
department could tell you of cases and 
cases where they have given advice and 
help to men in need or in trouble. Most 
of us are from out of tov/n a!id have no- 
body to turn to when we start hitting 
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One of the most distinguished civ- 
ilian visitors to the Ryan factory in 
recent months was Henry R. Luce, editor 
of TD'iE, LIFE and FORTUHE magazines, who 
tvifo weeks ago was conducted on a tour of 
the plant, in company with Mrs. Luce, by 
Claude Ryan. 

Mrs. Luce, incidentally, is the dis- 
tinguished play.vright and commentator, 
Clare Loothe. The occasion for the 
Luce's visit to San Diego was not only 
to visit the Ryan factory but also to 
spend some time vdth Mrs. Luce's brother, 
David Boothe, who is enrolled for a I-Ias- 
ter Pilot's Course at the company's 
training subsidiary, the Ryan School of 

An interesting sidelight of the dis- 
tinguished visitors' trip through the 
Ryan factory was the great interest both 
took in the Ryan trainers because of the 
fact that they were leaving immediately'- 
for China I'here they expect to have an 
opport\inity to see some of the same Ryan 
S-T planes, recently produced by the 
factory, in actual service operation 
with the Chinese Air Force. Mrs. Luce 
has promised the FLYING REPORTER some 
pictures of the STM-2s in China if she 
is able to obtain them. 

Mr. and Mrs. Luce v;ere passengers on 
the inaugural flight of Pan American 
Airv/ays' China Clipper from San Francis- 
co to Singapore. From Singapore they 
planned to go to Rangoon, and then pro- 
ceed to ChuTigldng, capital of free China, 
by way of the famous B\irma Road. At 
Ch-ungking the Luce's will spend most of 
their time with Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese 
leader, and his distinguished wife. 

(Note: Speaking of the export of 
Ryan planes, v^e hope soon to be able to 
give you some interesting dope and pos- 
sibly pictures of the Ryan STM-2s deliv- 
ered to the Netherlands East Indies gov- 
ernment . ) 


nore F:::Oi TIS 3II0F 

Kjm0/f/n€ CLOCK 

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A foreman is usually a pretty busy 
guy. He has a lot of responsibility and 
even the best of 'em has -.bout a hun- 
dred and one things to think about and 
check up every day. 

Most of the foremen I've knovm xvere 
glad to get suggestions fro.^ the people 
v;ho worked with them. 

Did you ever hand any suggestions 
along to your foreman? If you haven't — 
try it. 

How do you think up supjfestions? By 
just opening up yom' eyes and really 
seeing what's going on aro^md you. 

It may be you will see a l.ietter way 
of doing a job, or how to oave waste 
riiaterial, or even an idea for a new- 

Mong your suggestions, be sure to 
include one or two about siifety! 

What's more important than saving a 
life or keepin_r someone out of tlie hos- 

That ' s just v;hat you may be able to 
do by spotting a cracked ladder, a ma- 
chine part that should be j^uarded, a 
blocked fire exit, the need for a hand 
rail, poorly piled material that night 
fall, or unsafe hand tools. 

Wlien you see such things — speak up 
to your foreman. He's the one who can 
get th&m corrected. 

Your suggestions vdll also tip him 

off that your wide-av/ake and thinking 

and that won't do you one bit of harm. 

5 A F E T Y 


the bumi:)s but you v-rLll find yoiir oviu" 
Ryan Personnel Departinent ever v/illing 
and ready to ease you over the rough 

The beautiful part of the whole situ- 
ation is that it doesn't have to concern 
your work directly. If your creditors 
are hot on your trail, if the folks at 
home are ill or in distress, if you have 
some deep dark, -unmentionable worry, go 
to your Persorinel Department. I vron't 
guarantee tloat they will fix it right up 
for you but they will certainJ.y give you 
all the help that they can muster and I 
will also /"uarantee that it will be kept 
in strictest confidence, if you so de- 

As for the sort of help you will get, 
just keep in mind that you are dealing 
with people who v;ere picked for -their 
positions because thej;- vrere experienced 
in the type of relations that I have 
just mentioned, and it would cost you 
some hard earned cash if you vrere to go 
to some other source. Yes, all these 
services are absolutely free to you, so 
don't hesitate to use them. A friend in 
need is a fi-iend indeed and you v/ill 
find the Personnel Department a very 
good friend to become better acquainted 

R. J. Horkowskl 




Dirty Andy vdll be 
awarded to the de-- 
partraent sho'dng the 
poorest housekeeping. 
Dirty Andy' will stay for one week. If 
your department continues to be lax in 
good house! -eeping, Dirty Andy vrill visit 
you until some other department slips. 

To keep Dirty Andy avjay you must be 
careful aUout: 

Keeping floors clean 

Keeping parts neatly piled 

Keeping aisles clear 

Avoiding loose clothing and long 

Keeping all scraps in recepticals. 
Keep your department the neatest and 
clea^nest in the nlant. 



Do you knovj what it Is like to try to interview a liquor saleSiiian at an Klks 

convention? Just try talkin/j for fifteen consecutive .r.inutes with this gny Barton. 

He may not actually be the busiest man in the ivorld. . . .but, from where we sat it 

looked like it. 

Along with some miscellaneous information about the factory, v;e discovered that 

he was born in Durand, Vi'isconsin, in I9O5. The way he tells it, he was a pretty 

What's more irapor- 
tant, it play ed 
heck with the Bar- 
ton financial sta- 
tus. Betvjeen one 
reason and another 
he decided that a 
colleg'e education 
wasn't the world's 
most in p rtant 
thing and decided 
to go to work. 

By the Viray, the 
University of Cin- 
cirjiatti was run on 
the co-operative 
plan. That is, the 
students go to 
school for a period 
and then v^ork for a 
period, and so on. 
While still a stu- 
d ent Gi le s had 
v;orked for the Rem- 
ington Rand Business 
Machine Company as 

good youngster. 
That is, ivith the 
exception of almost 
driving the neigh- 
bors mad v;ith his 
amateur radio ex- 
periment s . Neigh- 
bors not withstand- 
ing, he did make a 
little side money 
out of radio re- 
pairing and build- 

He lays no claim 
to having been a 
notorious scholar. 
Whea it cam.e to 
getting geometry 
lessons, it seems 
he vjas darn good 
at building model 

'/^lile he v/as in 
high school he 
v/ ork ed in his 
Dad's p rin ting 

shop after school and on Saturdays. 
During the summers he had v/hat looks to 
us like a really swell job. He was su- 
pervisor of the girls who did the grad- 
ing and packing in a local canning fac- 
tory. Long hours, but nothing much to 
do except stand around and kibitz with 
the help. 

In 1923 Giles started getting a col- 
lege education at the University of Cin- 
clnnatti. He took the mechanical engin- 
eerin,f; course, as might be expected. The 
first two years of his college career 
went smoothly enough. But ■■■; tough break 
came along then. He was a member of the 
National Guard Crvalry and was verily 
nuts about playing polo. So.... one day 
he got too close to a horse's north end 
and v;as kicked for a goal. This incident 
really wasn't funny. It laid Giles up 
for several months and caused him to 
iiiiss out on the year's final exams. 

a draftsman and for the Cincinnatti 
liilling Liachine Company as a machinist 
and in the foundry. This experience made 
quitting school and going to v;ork a pret- 
ty easy- job. 

Well, from 1926 until 1932, he worked 
variously as a draftsman for a sheet 
m.etal manufacturer and as an assistant 
to the plant engineer at the Gillete 
Rubber Company of Eau Claire, Wis. 

In 1931j Giles decided to finish his 
engineering course and went back to the 
University of Cincinnatti. After another 
three years of soraevjhat more dilligent 
study, he graduated in 1934. 

In 1933 he had started v;orking, on 
the co-op plan, for the Aeronautical 
Corporation of America as a draftsman. 
Upon graduating he v;ent right <on vdth 
his job tliere. While at Aeronautical 
Corporation of America, he designed tlie 
first Aeronca low-wing job. Says the 
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Well, soaks, here I is aftairi, or is- 
n't it. Rather stupid, eh 'jhat? 

If I'm net right you ccn grind my 
flange and call me nipplc;, it's a hell 
of a world and I do mean the people. 

I had no idea KEK "HOBBLI-," WOOD would 

take to the brush (crutches) so easy 

Ken turned his knee and h-i.3 had to use 
the aforesaid crutches for three days 
nov;. \Je are in a quandry -ir to what he 
V'/ill use if he should turn his neck. 

According to the latest census taken 
at the plant SCOTTY DLRii and -/ILEUR 
"BILL" WHi^R hail from Pennsylvania. As 
you all know, our renowned Liberty Bell 
is cracked too, so don't hold it against 
the boys. 

Boy, you should see "SLE-l" COATES 

when he goes into his trance pardon, I 

Of course, a little v;ater 
pocket always accor.ipanies 
There is talk that he has 
crLne who gets the pockets 
right in line. Of course, I don't like 
to laention names but his pT,rtner is able 
to spit on ryself . Even -che Scotland 
Yr..rd men are on the duck. 

Good old AL "JJU3BIN" W.r^V-R was show- 
ing "Slir.-L" a picture of his little boy 
holding his dog. "Nubbin" says, "This is 
a picture of my boy." "Slir.:" squints up 

mean dance, 
in someone's 
each dance. 
a partner in 

his eyes and says, "V/hich one". "Nubbin" 
without thinkiiig, points to the boy and 
says "This one". Of course, it is hard 
to figure out what Slim will do next so 
don't feel bad "Hubbin". 

It v/as really a bad night for IlED 
"IS'/FIE" FilXIffiR. Kewpic calls it intes- 
tinal flu tut darned if I ever sav/ a 
bottle Tirith that kind of a label on it 

Of course, we must say a word for our 
colleague, RAY "VICE Plil^lSIC'EOT, GEISRAL 
SKI who is going right to tovm on our 
103 contract. It looks like a good com- 
bination there, "Ray" and "Kev/pie" — 
brains and brav/n, you knov/, or something, 

A word of thanks to that great bene- 
factory of nviation, our own T. CLAUDE 
"PAPPY" RYaN, for his note of praise to 
us vrritcrs of fiction for our paper for 
our humble efforts to please j^ouse guys. 

iJell, fellows, we lost a pretty svrell 
Police Captain when CAPTAIN "TINY" GREY 
transferred to first shift. He had a 
sense of Jiurrior as well as being another 
one of the gang. Good luck, "Tiny". 

Say, could any of you tell me v.-here 
PIDCCK goes vjhen he heads for L.A. on 
Satvirday night. I have heard he goes to 
Azusa, but I can't find it on the map. 
He never seems to have any trouble get- 
ting back in the United States after his 
visit. She m.ust be either a ravishing 
blonde, or a beautiful buck skin. You 
know I'Pid" is crazy about horses. 

VJell, boys, as the Dolly says to the 
bumper, beat ne daddy, I'm eight belov; 

Good st?;c]':s till next edition. 

more about Giles Barton 

biggest boner he ever pulled v/as design- 
ing a job with the aileron controls re- 
versed. He was employed at the Aero- 
nautical Corporation for eight years al- 
together; for the last five as factory 
manager. In 1940 he came to v;ork at 

He leaped into matrimony in 1936. The 
Barton family now consists of. I-ir., iirs. 
and a young daughter, Abigail. 

We asked hiiri our old stock question 
about what he expects of aviation's 
future. Quote, "When things settle dovm 
again v/e're going to have a huge, nation 

v;ide, industrial machine geared to the 
production of airplanes. That it vdll 
keep on ••rovdng into a healthy business 
is inevitable. This big, new born baby 
is going to DEI^IAfJD attention." 

Here's one more plug for suggestions. 
...these big shots must be serious about 
this.... Plant Manager Barton says that 
at least ^0% of the new ideas and im- 
provements come from the men on the job. 
Ke said, "There are a thousand men with 
ideas out there in the plant,. and a half 
a dozen in here. Now vjhere," he says, 
"are the most ideas?" Looks like he's 
got something there, children. 


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A. DCPE ??.ai T:C. DOPE 3:0? 5aI3 - - 

Up to now I have se«i narj a irord s- 
bo'it the ?o-:oooor Bojs fr?iE, the rairrt 
Shop. I have read the ^r-'pe^ arc. ^Isv- 
ances cf eH the other depcr'j'scris. 30 — 

now I vrLii eri'feavor to jrit all otiier de- 
fartmerito in t heir place, 

W*e of the Dope Shop have our little 
grievances ^l30, but ?21 (I ^ouLc 32.7 
scEe) cf 113 have broad shoidders arad, 
ahes, brilliant laindo, and we car^ take 
everTthin^ in our stride. 

Where vould the plant be Tritho-jt the 
dear lads ^-av out back? Who dressed up 
the steel (and spattered up the aer. in 
the plant), -^ha? Hie Faint Shop Boys. 

All the TTork you feUwi's do irouid be 
for naught if it weren't for ne and ay 
partners in Dope. I'n eskin^ you? What 
would a blcside, brunette, red head (those 
lovely creatures in the office} 1 a ok 
like without Paint. Aha, there ycu ;re. 

I don't think a Ryan could ret off 
the ground, if it weren't for that beati- 
tiful paint ;ob. 

Don't, 5iy dear reader, take the above 
too serijiisly. All ay cohorts and I are, 
like you other departaaent 3 , for i^ysn 1CX> 
per cent. More next tine. 




JIMMY APPLESTILL, of the Rj-an Fire 
Brigade, performed a notevorthy rescue 
some days ago when he made his way into 
c: flaming house to bring to safety a 
seven-year- old boy, and his inseparable 
pal "Trix", a scotty dog. 

Sitting with friends in his own home, 
across the street from the house that 
caught fire, Jinmj' heard the screams of 
a woman and the of approaching 
fire trucks and he immediately rushed 
across the street to be of a^jsistance if 

Finding that the firemen vrcre having 
difficulty brea]<ing in the front of the 
house, Jim got the idea that the back 
v'oiold be the proper place to gain en- 
trance. Making his way to the rear of 
the house, Jim v/as told that there v/as a 
auall boy in the bedroom, so vithout de- 
lay, and disregarding^ his ov.-n safety, Jim 



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ripped the screen frcas the bedrocn vrLn- 
dow and entered the house. Finding the 
small boy, overcome by the saoke, lying 
on the bed, Jin lifted liim throu^ the 
v;indov7 into v;aiting aras and then re- 
turned to the bed v/here he thought there 
was another child. He picked up the 
liiap foin and carried it through the 
window to safety where the small bundle 
vvas found to be "Trix", faithful scotty 
of the rescued boy. 

The interesting thing about the 
whole affair is the coolness with which 
Jim carried out his nission. Never did 
he make a mis-move nor at any tine did 
he let emotion overtake him. He effect- 
ed the rescue ^Ith extraae haste and at 
all times v-as a credit to both himself 
and his friends. 

The cojzpany is proud of you, Jic, as 
is the Fir? Brigade of which you are 3 
member . 





BULLETIN NO. - This is the fifth of a series of bulletins which are appearing reg- 
ularly in the RYAN FLYING REPORTER describing for the American working man facts he 
wants to know about the Ajnerican business system; telling how businesses are built; 
explaining how thej'- are operated and defining the position that business occupies in 
/onerican life. 

HO OWNS business:^ 


When v;e read about big business men, we assume they are the fellovjs who own the 
tig businesses. Some of than do, but they are exceptions. Most of the big business 
men are only the managers of their businesses, because the ownership of the big bus- 
inesses is di^^ided up among many thousands of people. 

The American Telephone .ind Telegraph Company is ovrned by 642,000 people. Three 
hundred and fifty thousand poopie own General Motors Corporation. Altogether, twelve 
million people in the United States rcld stock in some business and, 
therefore, ovrn part of that business. A large proportion of those 

owners are people like yourself people who are working on a job, 

getting paid, saving a little money and then using the savings to 
buy a part of some important business. Four classes of people own 
the big business of the country. These are: 

1. Employed persons v;ho receive regular v,rages and invest their 
savings in stocks. 

2. Man.:iger3 of businesses v;ho invest savings in stodts of other 
businesses so as not to have all their eggs in one basket, 

3. Unemployed persons, v.ddovirs, aged people and the like, who 
have invested their savings or insurance money in stocks 
and bonds and who depend for livelihood on the success of 
the businesses in which their nest-eggs are invested, 

U. Institutions, such as churches and colleges, vjhich invest 
their money -in stocks and bonds in order to make enough 
money to operate. 
The 642,000 o^wners of American Telephone and Telegraph Company 
are scattered throughout America. Some own many shares of stock, 
some only a few, but every man xvho ovms one share of stock is a business man because 
he is putting up his money to make a job for somebody else and to earn a profit for 
himself. Any time you v/alk through the Ryan factory or along the streets of San 
Diego you are likely to meet some of these people who own part of American Telephone 
and Telegraph Company. You might be surprised to find tliat some of your good friends 
own a part of A.T. & T. 



Now if American Telephone and Telegraph Company doesn't make any profit and there- 
fore stops paying dividends, v;hat happens? Dividend pa:,'-ments to 642,000 people are 
cut off. They don't get the profit that they expected to get when they invested 
money in A.T.&T. stock. If they have only a few shares of stock, their losses are 
comparatively small, but they may be pretty important. Everybody who has money in- 
vested feels the loss to some extent. 

Some owners of 
A.T.&T. live 

Say, for e:<ample, that a welder in the Ryan factory, working for hourly vrages, 
bought a few shares of Geno;:al Motors stock and becai?.e one of the 350,000 stock- 
holders, or business men, intorested in this big corporation. If business is good 
and General hotors makes monoy, oxvners of stock — all 350,000 of them — vdll get raorc 
in dividends, and the welder '-'.'ill have extra money to put into a sa^/ings bank, to 
buy insurance, to invest iu a business or to invest in some other stock to earn 
additional money. 


If business in general is good, tivelve million people v/ho owa 
all kinds of stock will get dividends from the money they have in- 
vested. They will spend some of it to buy things and thus make 
business bettor. They will invest soiae of it and thereby help to 
make more joLs. \\^en folks are working every daj'' and business in 
good, the majority of families will put something in tho bank for 
a rainy day, and that will mean more money for the banics to lend 
out to business, v/hich, in turn, will make more vjork and more of 
everything for everybody. 


If big business 
makes money, buS' 
iness vail he 
good here. 


If an.'/thing happens that destroys the profit 
of American Telephone and Telegraph, General Motors, 
General Electric and other companies, the conse- 
quences are very serious for everybody. People who expect dividends 
but don't get thesn Virill not have that money to spend, nor to reinvest 
in other businesses. Furthenaore, they v/ill decide that they had bet- 
ter spend a little less of their vjages and save more. As a result, 
the grocer's business falls off, the clothing store does a poor bus- 
iness and so the food manufacturers lay off men or work a short week. 

VJhen little business falls off, big business also falls off be- 
cause all business is dependent on all other businesses. When the 
sales of the druggists and the butchers drop off bad].y, the drug 
manxifacturer and the packing house go on short time, their em- if bio- business 
ployees stop buying automobiles and the automobile plants go on 
short time. 

When harm comes to big business in America, everybody in 
America suffers. The hundred of thousands of American people 
v/ho share ownership of big business lose money and the loss of that money cuts dovm 
emr>lo7iaent and wages in all businesses. 

loses money, there 
will be poor busi- 
ness here. 





by Ken liurray 



Once again little JII-2UE AFPLESTILL 
crov/ds the dpoL li^^ht, with his spec- 
tacular reGCuti of a little boy and his 
dojr^ from a burning borae l;-,st v^eok. To 
ask Ji]iffiiie all' about it^ all you hear is 
a modest reply, "Was nuttin" a 'tall'.' 
By jicLiny, Jinrnie, yo bail vtm svell 
gW — 

Ve all tinl: you' a tops; :aay fortune 
no pass you by. 

Sort of struck me funny last Monday 
upon returning to work, to see so many 
sun enthusiasts. Old sol siore did a com- 
plete tranfifoiroation on quite a' number 
of manifold boys, includinf: yoiirs truly. 
But to have the lobster red of HANK 
HABDI, veil, I tank I novj stay home and 
keep me clos on, — ya, yu bet y\i. 

It seems like o\u:' nev!coinc.r CLAUDE 
GEORGE WHIT3 is having a little pre- 
mature raariti.l trouble. I guess it's 
quite a problem to try and decide \fhich 
of the tv;o or three to take for better 
or for v/oroe. Claude sincerely hopes 
the next try this coming, vdll 
wind up for keeps, providing; the expense 
accovint can withstand the additional 

The BOOTK boys are once more with us. 
Glad to hoar everything went O.K. on 
their two-week trip to Jefferson, Iowa, 
and back. There was some trouble get- 
ting EDDY to decide whetrser he should 
stay there or not. But l^etween the 
lines, I think a little v;ee bit o 'lassie 
decided for him, 

A few days ago, DIKE WARIiIiN of sand- 
blast came to vvork with the longest puss 
I'd ever seen liiia wear. Being a married 
raan, I figured A 'Ha!, it must be one of 
those dog-house hangovers. Sure 'nuff, 
but now the calm has appeared after the 
storm and OH I, iirhat a relief to be able 
to relax, eat regular, and r,TC. 

The two ji.n-x boys of the Welding De- 
partment ai'fi ALUM CLAHK and HARRY FAR- 
RIS. If ever seen together, watch for 
the fire-*7orl-s. BOB GARDINER took the 
two of them to the lakes last week and 
because Hob's new motor wouldn't start 
and the fish didn't bite, it was all 
their fault, according to Bob, 

Glad to see BOB BOOTH back after his 

Saw "G-.'ii;DOLYN" LADROOT on his way t^ 
the land of beautiful women and sunshine 
the other day. But Mel, you don't have 
to drive to Florida to see that after 
what I sav; in the main office the other 
day, running the 'switch board. The bad 
part is though Mel, I don't even know iier 
name. I'm a big help. 

CHIEF Cm-^ISTIAN, ' as he vras known to 
the weldcrr., has had an' ur^disputed right 
to the title of Chief, until recently 
a chief moved into the Manifold Depart- 
ment. So JS-il'ff "THE- JERK" LARSON, being 
a fighter at heart, 
decided to -x-t a title 
fight and everyone xvas 
willing including the 
chiefs. That is, un- 
til Ghri£:tian saw the 

other- chief then — • 

"H , he can be 

chief I" 

Chief Christian 
Height 5 '11" ■ 
Weight 170 lbs. 
Manifold Chief 
Height 6 '2" 
Weight 253 lbs. 
P.S, Just call 

by the grapevine that liR. and 
are expecting soon. Here's to 
boy Kolbena. 
A parting thought for PAUL VEAL: 
A car without a tail light 
And turning to the right 
Is no reason to hit it 
When going home at night, 
you all later. 


I hear 



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The Drfunatic Club is '.vorking earnestly 
on their forthcoming play, "Our Boardinp- 
House", to be presented to the employees 
and friends of the Ryan Company. This 
play promises to be a riot from start to 
finish, with your friends and mine play- 
ing important roles. 

Everyone w5.11 want to see this "first 
attempt" at what we all hope mil become 
a regu-lar part of oior social and recrea- 
tional activities department. 

The proceeds from this venture will 
be turned over to the employees welfare 
fund for the furtherance of employee re- 
creation. These various activities are 
put on for you and it is for this reason 
that we hope you will support them,. 

The ca;3t as a whole is working very 
hard to make this play the success that 
vie all want it to be, so the least that 
we can do is to support them in their 

The talent that is being brought out 
in this plj..y will surprise all of us and 
to be sure, it is far from the rank and 
file amateur talent. 




by Pat Kelly 

V. J. Park, Jr. 

How with vacation over and nothing 
elte to get in my hair for a vjhUe, let's 
see vihat dirt I can dig up. 

Incidentally, if any of youse are 
planning to stay home on your vacation 
this year just to save money, 'tis bet- 
ter you take a trip. Personally, I can 
find no difference. 

To T^y dear friend: - 

liy humble thanks for handling this 
column in the last issue of tlie Flying 
Reporter. 'I'was very well done, me lad, 
very v/ell done. 

In conversing with our ajrdable friend 
T. P. (V/IGWAPi) HEAMJ, Ryan's Gt.andards 
Engineer, I mentioned it v/as about time 
I give hira recognition in the column, 
V/ith a sardonic sneer and murder in his 
eyes, he said, "Be careful, chum," (I 
think he said Chum). Aiiyhov', I wonder 
what he's afraid I know. O.K. "Wigwam", 
consider yourself recognized. 

Who is the loudest and riiost constant 
whistler in the department? None other 
Chum, why don't you learn a new 
Now "Cuthbert" watch your Fahren- 




For the information of -/ou gals on 
the main floor and in the other building 
ED 3UMGARTEN has himself a new convert- 
able Ford. Now the fact remains, Ed goes 
to Los Angeles most every v;eek-end. 
Surely there must be someone an San Diego 
that could hold his interest. O.K. but 
don't say I didn't tell you. 

PAT, the freshness of youi^ appearance 
is greatly anticipated every morning in 
the Engineering Department. Why don't 
you come up more often (unquote). That 
goes for the rest of you too. 

Have you ever noticed how J. H. WOCDS 
banks his corner as he joos flying thru 
the plant. He thinks he's still flying 
his Luscombe. Say nov;, there's a deal 
for youse who like to fly. Careful, 
Woodie, we would hate to jee you spin 
in. (continued on second follo./ing page) 

JACK KILLIKAN, through this column, 
issues the following challenge and of- 
fers to virx^er a small sum, that he is 
the youn/;est grandparent in the plant'. 
From the aig-sag course "Grandpa" was 
making down Fourth Avenue a fevir evenings 
ago one would assume the heir to the 
I'lillikan fortunes had arrived, or maybe 
Jack tliought he was in the submarine 

TAYLOR is back for duty after stop- 
ping a po7;er saw with his hand. AFJT 
REIS3 and IC/iIL are new-comers. Congrats 
to all, 

RUSSELL, second shift, barged in the 
other afternoon with a blinker on one 
top light. Confucius said something 
about a poor excuse being better than 
none, but Russ "hardly had none". 

The subject of lifting was discussed 
in a recent issue. Now there's sn art 
to grabbing and snatching pig iron. Some 
of you chaps from the l-Iiddle West must 
have witnessed contests in weight moving 
by teams of horses. A very pretty sight 
to see, and instructive too, is that of 
a big team easing into their collars, 
tightening the traces, setting their 
feet firmly, and straining a bit to find 
out v/hat they are tied to. Reckon it's 
just common horse sense that tells them 
to take up the slack before they hit the 
load. One can learn a great deal from 
the so-called dumb animals. 

Our salute goes to DICK WILLIAMS of 
Final Assenbly. When any of his gear is 
in o\ir way, he promptly moves it . That ' s 
real coopieration, 

GOTTSCH-ILK, who ser-sred 
in the Arniy o^er-seas 
during the last war, 
states he had his fill 
of mud then, and plans 

to do his tour of duty 
in the Navy if the pre- 
^ sent fiasco reaches the 
shooting stage. In 
fact, he already has his boat, attached 
to a huge anchor, and is deeply engrossed 
vilth navig'.ition. 

BALLAiS, retired chief, has been 
called b,nck to the Navy. The best of 
luck, 01' r:oy, and fine weather. 

(continued on second following page) 




Be sure to bring your conriass! This 
Was the parting remark of two Ryan Golf- 
ers as they finished their discussion of 
the forthcoming Ryan Golf Club Tourney, 
third in a series of monthly tournaments 
to establish handicaps for the annual 
Ryan Company Golf Char.ipionships to be 
held in the latter part of June. 

This month's tourney v;ill be held 
May 25th at the La Jolla Country Club, 
and this is the reason for the compass 
being brought into the discussion. This 
course is by far the toughest golf course 
in the county and should pi-ove to be an 
interesting test to all of the golfers 
participating. The tvro man team best 
ball idea will be rule as it has been in 
the past. 

All of the Ryan Golfers will be out 
to break the vanning streak of the NORD- 
LUND-BILLS combination and a hotly con- 
tested battle looms betvjeen many of the 
teams entered. There will be three 
prizes, as before, with the winners of 
low gross taking one prize, and the 
blind boggy players fighting it out for 
the other two. 


BOB COOPF,R, of Engineering, walked 
off with the Company's first semi-annual 
badminton tourney with the loss of but 
one game. At no time in the entire 
tournament was he sure of victory, as 
there vjas always a potential vdnner in 
some of the higher handicap ranks. It 
vjas one of the outstanding athletic en- 
deavors of the Company thus far, as mariy 
of the people who participated were 
overjoyed with the success of the tour- 
ney and are ready right now to have an- 

The runner-up in the tourney was RAY 
PYLE, of Inspection who was a constant 
threat with his clever execution of dif- 
ficult shots. Both the vjinner and the 
runner-up will be presented with tro- 
phies in the Personnel Director's office 
at a later date. 

The toirrnament was run on the handi- 
cap basis, the amount of actual playing 
experience being used as a means of 
establishing handicaps. 

There was not one complaint in anj-- 
form as the tourney was run off in re- 
cord tiifie, vjith each and every partici- 
pant cojiiplLmenting the management as 
V7ell as expressing sincere appreciation. 


With one game under theii' belts, the 
Ryan All-Stars and the Ryan Stacks take 
the "Diamond" against teams that are 
rated in the local softball circles. As 
the tournament rolls along, the teams 
will be facing increasingly difficult 
opponents and will have a chance to show 
just v/hat the Ryan teams are made of. 
Beyond a doubt, the teams that take the 
Ryan banner into action this year are by 
far the best in the company's history. 
Support vdll help these teams over the 
tough spots as they wend their way to the 
"Top of the Heap". V.Tiat say, GANG? Let's 
give them this support. 

The Ryan Stacks boast a brother com- 
bination that should be hard to beat — 

the MARLATT brother: 

IRV, JACK and 

BYRON, take care of first base, second 
base, and catching, in that order. The 
stacks are a very strong defensive team 
and should give everyone they meet a 
tough evening. The Ryan ALDhw'cSTARS 
boast such outstanding stars of the 
local Softball circles as MOOSE SIRATON 
of fuselage, JOE BASSO of the Manifold 
Department, "CHIEF" WALKER of the same 
department and many others who saw ac- 
tion with the Ryan Team last year. Young 
"LEFTY" MARCO of the Personnel Directing 
Marcos has been tvirning in some spark- 
ling performances on the first sack for • 
the All-Stars and should be one of the 
reasons vfhy the Ryan All-Stars will be 
on top of the situation when the final 
tally is taken. 

(continued on next page) 

> . V 


More Enf:^ineering contd. 

If I am wroa^ correct me. But I be- 
lieve another .'jal has joined the raaks 
of the Ryanettes. We are sadly lacking 
infonnation on this situation. Some of 
the boys are vitally interested in these 
going ons. How about it, somebody? 

Another thing we have noticed lacking 
these days are the columns colip. of the 
girls were writing. V/1-iat'r, the matter? 
Is someone consui.dng all yo(Ar spare time 
so 'that you can't even dash off a little 
column? 'Tain't fair, 'ticn't. 

hc-ve you noticed how q\iiet and re- 
served BOD JOHNSON, Chief Strf-'i^s lian, 
has become in his old mari'ied ago. The 
lad was once a rowdy. It just goes to 
show you. 

DILL KEI.LER is in the ;3lime light 
again. He has contrived protectors cov- 
ering his ears to keep same inpregnable 
against wayivard chatter. But that I were 
capable of explaining in further detail, 

EilEL KOPS, you have our oynpjathy. His 
wife has the measles. 

DEAN TUTTLE, I though you'd get more 
sleep after your gal friend left for the 
east via the water route. Look.d'riend, 
there's no use worrying about that First 
Mate aboard ship. Circum:;tar.tlal evi- 
dence would point to the fact that Dean 
married her shortly before she left. 
Msybe that's v/hat he's worried about. 

BOB COOPER is wearing himself to a 
frazsle determining the handicap he will 
allov; those v/ho are to play against him 
in the forthcoming badminton tourna/nent . 
Ho figui'es the 
handixai) like fi 

so, the; sixe 

of his shoe 
minus tiic size 
of his oppon- 
ents, thit; di- 
vided by the 

circumference of his head, add their 
ages, multiply by the date and divide by 
the am.ouRt of change he has in his pock- 
et. If you eat "Wheaties" for breakfaist, 
that gives him t'..'o points. What's the 
matter \;ith you guys, don't you know you 
can't beat the infallible. Or can you? 

"CHRIS" CHRISTEN30N 111 become a 
daddy in July. Good luck Chris, 
'we hope you'll pull through. We .know 
your v/ife v/ill. 

If you have noticed, MAC CATRSLL has 
been looking as though he were on a tv;o 
week drurik. Nothing of the sort — he has 
the flu. Mac is definitely not a drinlc- 
ing man??? 

Our thanks to MARGE YOUNGBLOOD who 
has so efficiently helped us complete 
our Selective Service Questionnaires. 
She is very patient with our ignorance 
and most inder standing. 


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More Maintenance contd. 

Seems like someone mentioned welders, 
and that brings up a subject that covers 
a iiiiiltitude of sins. Have any of you 
ever seen one of them at woi'k? Perhaps 

the ouestion should be have any of you 

ever seen a welder? To catch one actual- 
ly at work requires e>±reme caution. At 
the least movement of anything in their 
vicinity, they instinctiviily freeze and 
becoifie absolutely motionless. It has 
been the v/riter's misfortune to be as- 
sociated vath them at various times and 
he has become familiar with many of 
their idiosyncrasies. Usually they are 
found on their hams, a la Joad, but a 
first class welder will al'-'pys maneuver 
himself into a prone position before 
completing a job. Their seventh heaven 
is a spacious, cool bell hole r.-here they 
are apt to fall sounHy asleep. The 
most effective method of arousing them 
is to nonchalantly hand them a rod, hot 
end first. If any life is present, it 
will manifest itself imine.diately with 
v;ild gestures and much chranping at the 
bit. Salud! 

R?/-an Softball Teams Outstanding contd. 

There is only one thing that the Com- 
pany as T. v/hole can do to show their ap- 
preciation for such splendid representa- 
tion on the local softball diamonds and 
that is com.e out and cheer your teams to 

Last, but by no means least, is the 
Ryan ST-3 team, which promises to be out- 
standing in its class. The "S-Ts" were 
a little late getting started and for 
this reason alone are having a little 
trouble. This will be one team to vratch 
as they get a little nore practice under 
their belts for they have a winning com- 
bination if they can just get under v;ay. 

The most satisfactory v/ay to get both 
schedules and results is by consiilting 
the morning San Diego Union daily paper. 
This paper carries a full and complete 
resume of all the softball activity. 



Wilbea Jackson 


by Genevieve Boyer 

Congrats and farewells are clue FAYE 
PSRRYl^N (Tabulating) who informs us 
that she is leaving to take up a career- 
in homeiuaklng. See her botter (?) half. 

Faye was one of our guests of honor at 
the Thursday luncheon of the Lyanette 
Club together vjith JANE R03p,RTS v/hose 
birthday was May 11th and FLGilA R03AD0 
whose birthday vjas May 1st. 

We are happy to welccme f c^- now girls 
into our organization one in Account- 
ing, tv;o in Service, and one in Tabulat- 

EVA LA FOORE, Accoiontirg Department, 
(a riiss not a Mrs.) is a gradu'-te of San 
Diogo High School and attended State 

DOROTJIY BROVra (also a Misi:), Service 
Department, attended the University of 
Idssissippi, and has been in o'^n Diego 
just four v/eeks. She likes to sv/irn and 
golf. (By the v^ajr — that southern brogue 
really offers us some stiff competition) 

MARY KITCHEL, Service Department, at- 
tended Stanford University, iy a native 
San Diegan and is interested in archery. 
(Bet she's better than that little fel- 
low, Cupid. ) 

IiAJiJGRY BROv/M attended San Diego High 
School and International Ilusiness Mach- 
in33 School. Her hobbies are dancing 
and horseback riding. (Well, girls, can 
we keep up v.'ith these new ones?) 

By the v/ay, if you want to 
see some really beautiful 
blushes, ask GEiEVIETO, SkRjXH 
and EETTY FRANK about the 
movie Mr. Blackraan (Lib- 
erty Mutual) showed when 
he v;as here. Hov; about 

We are wondering 
what particular sig- 
nificance there v/as 
in the swell box of 
donated to the girls 
May 13th. Will the 
announcement follow? 
— or do vje sud- / 
denly find our- / 
selves being i 
noticed for a / 
change (ahem;). V 

Generally speaking women are gen- 
erally speaking. So here goes. 

Friday, May 9th, was a gala day in 
the front office. But girls, v/e're slii>- 
ping. It was the men that got all the 

Was LARRY BEERS' face ever red v/hen 
the V/estern Union messenger boy came in, 
along with the assembled members of the 
office force, and caroled sv;eetly to hi:.i 
"Happy Birthday, dear Larry" and handed 
him a package? The boys and girls of the 
first floor, as a tribute to a real co- 
worker, gave him a beautiful electric 
desk clock. Again, happy birthday. 

A little later in the day another 
great occasion was celebrated. You all 
know our HAROLD SCHRIl^ER of the Service 
Department was married May 11th to 
lovely ijernice Larson. To start this 
nice couple off right, his co-vror!cers 
presentt'.d him with a perfectly grand 
chest of silver, 'Why v;as yoior Adam's 
apple xvorking up and down, Harold? Did- 
n't have a lump in your throat, did you? 

And, speaking of birthdays, EDDIE 
("Mster" to me) MOLLOY celebrated his 
on May 14th. Congratulations. Also, 
JOHN WIJ.LIilMS, cost estimator, just 
passed another milestone and BETTY FRANK 
and I tried our best to find something 
appropriate for him. Ask him what it 

Say, Ryan workers • 

^.--^ o, .-,-.- Don't forget that date 

(^^^^;-^'^'^l^ in June when the Ryan 


h;:/:^ D rama Club gives 
its first perform- 
ance. Get behind 
t h e se svifell kids 
y'<1^.:- -xlAwho have been 
HM, ■,,,,, M giving two of their 
/^:';/>S;.,;'/i;:' nights a week re- 
hearsing a really 

\-'^' t>i:0;:v "I '' ) hilarious play 
.^■X^^'"X^:HFlt's really goci 

ally good 
so prepare for a 
lot of laughs. 
Gardenias to all 
the players and a 
special orchid to 
TOnn EMI-iONS wiio 
is directing it 
and has all the 

(continued on secoj/d following page) 



by P e n n 


"Kiss me, ray fool," she bid. 
Was he a fool? 
He was. 
He did! 

•K- -«- -ii- 

JANE ROBERTS has started a Social Ser- 
vice Bureau. She calls 3-t "Cunid's Se- 
lective Service". The motto of her or- 
^■anisation is: "We Win You I7ith A Smile, 
You Win Us With Your PocketLook". A fair 
exchange, don't you think? knyxw.y, fel- 
lows, v;hen you've someplace to -jo and no 
on« to go v.'ith, see Miss Rob'ii-ts. She 
has some lovely applicants on file. 'And 
don't SoTget your birth cortificate. 
^- •5<- -;;- 

It isn't the way you comb your hair that 
counts. It's the amount you have left 

■«• -;;- -;;- 

Times have sui^e changed. Fifty years ago 
when di'ughter went out v>ath the boy 
friend, mothers said; "Be home not later 
than 10." Ti'/enty-five years ago mothers 
demanded, "Be in by One." Nov.r they an- 
xiously ask, "'.^fhen will I see you ai^ain, 

CARI'i/.CK BEFJlYliAN (crib 3) once had a job 
posing as a cigar store Indian in front 
of a local S:noke Emporium. "The pay was 
.-^ood and all that," he tells us, "but 
the darn fool dogs wouldn't leave me 
alone. " 

•ji- -j;- -;;- 

TOE WILLIE BERBUSSE finds a lot to do 
these days in Planning. It all dates 
back to the time he discovered JESSIE 
MOORE hoofing it home after "fork. Did 
Willie offer her a ride? No, darn it, he 
didn't. So the next afternoon found Miss 
Moore sitting in Willie's car, waiting. 
Ah, me, Love in Bloom. 

■ii- -*>- '/' 

A sparrow has taken up homestead claims 
in the new fire siren above machine shop. 

About the first time the d thing 

blows, we'll have scramblsd eggs all 
over the place. 

Orchids this week go to PAT KREGNESS. 
She said "NO" and meant it ! 

■>r -I'- -I'c 

It is ruTiiored that Hitler gave uu play- 
ing the Jexvs Harp because he '.'as rubbing 
his moustache off with his thumb. 

If the ladies knew their face roiige was 
90% iron ore they wouldn't use it so ex- 
cessively and if the men knew of this 
fact, they probably would hate the taste 
of the darn stuff. 

A reader sends in the follo^^^lng, quote, 
"Why don't you announce births so we may 
receive an idea as to how rapidly the 
Ryan employee's families are growing?" 
Unquote. The "proud papas" do a better 
job of heralding their own achievements 
than I could in this column. 
i;- -;;- -;;- 

This is strictly on the Q.T., folks. 
Countess GENEVIEVE BOYER vjill be Yuma- 
Yesing before very long. A little sea 
gull told ne so. 

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Seen along the Great White Way of San 
Diego, (C Street) any week and evening 
is EVERETT :>HERIL\N. A jitterbug at heart 
with waltz time in his feet. Give your- 
selves a treat, girls, and meet him at 
the College Inn. 

-;;- -i^ ■>;- 

A recent survey by the National Athletic 
Association shows the Ryan men to be one 
and one fifth seconds faster from shop 
to clock house than any other company on 
the coast. 

LENORE RARR has a pair of kittens named 
Peat and Repeat. Vflien she gives Peat his 
bath, she has to repeat by giving Repeat 
one. Evei'^rtime Peat is fed Repeat is 
there to get his, too, so the feeding 
operation is repeated. Now when Lenore 
wants Peat to come to her and not Repeat, 
she just calls "Peat". But hov; does she 
get Repeat to come first without calling 
Peat to get Repeat? Catch Lenore with a 
mouth full of gum and she will tell you. 

-;', J'. _ji. 

I can remember the good old days when we 
picked up the telephone in our various 
departments and got a sweet, soft, sing- 
song voice tliat said "Office" in the key 
of A sliarp. Now, all we get is BUZZZZZ. 

'/<■ '/- ^/c 

(continued on next page) 

More Randorii Thoughts contd. 

headaches that cOi-ne in managing an ini- 
tial production. Let's not fail this 
nevj venture. 

Ryan Siamese twins, are still the pep- 
iest pair in the building. Free ad-wer- 
tisement for them — do you need someone 
to be the life of the party? They'll be 
glad to oblige with songs, d-^nces, funny 
stories, etc. Notice — Pleise send all 
youi'" old cookbooks and discr.rdcd menus 
to these two. So far, it's beans, beans 
and more beans at every dinner. Do^/m- 
right monotonous, I calls it. '/Wednesday 
nights, however, instead of beans they 
have Jack and George for dinner. 

It's nice to see NOREGi] iGJlKSEY, our 
cute little receptionist, b- ck after a 
miserable attack of the flu. Take care 
of yourself, Norece, vje mic-; your sv/eet 
smile v;hen you are away. Also, LORNA 
V/ARRSN, our other "hello ^;irl" had a 

bout with the fLu but is fully recovered. 
Looks like that new s^'/itchboard set-up 
got the girls do'.*m. 

GEORGE ROGERS, Ifcchine Shop, Third 
Shift, froi!t what I hear, thinks the old 
stall of running out of gas is too old a 
gag for the gals to fall for. So he, 
just to be different, get.'j £;-i : .k vrt a 
mudliole. Was it fun, George, 'oo get oat 
in the liiud and deflate those rear tires? 
Better think of something easier next 

Wonder v;hat would happen if ADELAIDE 
SMITH ever had to stop suddenly. Have 
you ever noticed the way she fairly sails 
through the halls? Hakes me tired to 
watch her. But a grand person, Adelaide. 

ED SHEPHElffi, EUL.A M\RTIN and I after 
thinking it over, think we should resent 
being called the "gruesome tv/osome". 
It ' s not that bad — or is it? 

Adios Aj.iigos. 

More Things 'N Stuff contd. 


A soldier is called a "dogface-' because 
he sleeps in pup tents and grov/ls all 
the time. 



ge t 

D. J. DOffiELLY (crib 4) 

through tiie clock house 

they have increased the distance between 


Time, tide and women drivers wait for no 

-/- •??■ "J'" 

DGG FINMELLY, the Company's day nurse 
(adults only) insists that employees 
MUST line up in an orderly fashion Mon- 
day mornings for their aspirin tablets. 
The bosses can obtain theirs at the side 

'i^rho was CHIiT P/iRKER waiting for at Broad- 
way and 3rd on the evening of May 4th 
vfitli a bouquet of roses in one hand and 
an ice cream cone in the other? We can 
understand the roses, but vmo ivas the 
cone for? 

"Judge, I vrould like to have my marriage 

annijlled. " 

"Annulled? On vrhat grounds?" 

"On the grounds that my f a th er-in-lav; 

didn't have a license to carry a shot- 


A new inspector was born to Chief In- 
spector IIEL THOMPSON in the form of a 
baby boy, Monday morning. May 5th. True 
to the tradition of the Inspection De- 
partment, Mel appeared at the christen- 
ing with a red "rejection" tag in one 
hand and a green "accepted" tag in the 
other. And, of course, a book of "Stan- 
dards" in his pocket. 

■};- -rr -s;- 

When it comes to free cigars, RAY 1-/IIALEK 
is right there, tooth, clav; and nails. 
He really earned the one Mel Thompson 
offered him, even though he didn't get 
it. See DON WILCOX for complete details. 
It's a laugh! 

Martha Harrison were seen rendevouaing 
at the Paris Inn, May lOth. Bringing up 
the rear was AL ANDREWS. Miss Harrison 
had Al in tow the better part of the 
evening, but toward the last Danny did 
the towing. Also at the same time and 
place, MR. and MRS. JACK WESTLER and Co. 
As the evening wore away, so did the mas- 
cara on Jack's moustache. 

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