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A certain type of thinking, widespread in 
America, is great propaganda for the enemy: "The 
war may be going slowly now, but we are bound to 
win in the end." 

In the comfort of their own homes, 
millions of Americans are soothing them- 
selves with those words. 

Think of the boys who 
were kUIed at Pearl Har- 
■*^ bor — Guadalcanal — North 
Africa. It's poor consola- 
tion to them to kno\v that in years to come we 
may win. They are as dead as they ever will be. 
For them the war is over, and they lost. 

Every day that war continues, fine American boys 
will die. Children will starve in the conquered coun- 
tries of Europe. Hostages will die before Axis firing 

Every day we shorten the war saves their Uves. 
Even minutes count — hundreds of soldiers were 
kiUed in the last ten minutes before hostilities ceased 
in the last world war. 

What greater inspiration do we need to work 
harder and faster — to make every Ryan job a 
perfect one? Let's all of us do our bit to shorten this 
war by every possible minute! 

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Sleek Ryan NR-1 Navy training 
planes are fighting a full share of 
the war at the new Naval Air Sta- 
tion at Millington. At this big pri- 
mary training school just north of 
Memphis on the Mississippi, the 
Navy is concentrating many of its 
Ryan trainers. 

Memphis was captured by the 
United States Navy in 1 862, but be- 
tween that time and last September 
the midsouth city 400 miles from 
salt water saw so little Navy its peo- 
ple stared when a sailor walked its 
streets. Little wonder, then, that 
Memphians developed a bad case of 
strained necks when the first for- 
mation of Ryan NR-1 trainers with 
Navy insignia on their shiny wings 
roared overhead in a very neat V. 
But nowadays they don't even both- 
er to look up. Ryans have been 
filling their skies almost daily for 
the past year. 

Millington is a primary flight 
training school, one of the largest 
the Navy has and one whose gradu- 
ates rank high in the basic and ad- 
vanced training classes at Pensa- 
cola. It uses Ryan trainers for a 
slightly different purpose than do 
the many Army primary schools 
which give flight instruction in 

Navy Fliers 
Training PI 



We've often heard rumors 
about the tvork Ryan-built Navy 
training planes are doing at the 
big Naval flight school at Mil- 
lington, Tenn. Finally tve asked 
the ace netvspaper reporter of 
Memphis to go out there and dig 
up the facts. Here's his story. 

Instead of teaching its fledg- 
lings all the rudiments of flying in 
Ryans, as the Army does, the Navy 
uses its Ryans for the specialized 
job of teaching the basic elements 
of formation flying. 

The future Butch O'Hares, and 
the fliers who will fill the cockpits 
of the immortal Navy Torpedo 
Squadron Eight, which made the 
supreme sacrifice in the great Mid- 
way victory, get their first taste of 
flying monoplanes in the trim Ryan 

The Navy cadets are given their 
rudimentary instruction and early 
solo work in biplanes. Then they 
climb into Ryans for formation fly- 
ing. The Ryans serve as transition 
ships between the biplane primary 
trainers and the higher-powered 
monoplanes they'll be flying in ad- 

vanced work. This job was assigned 
to the Ryans because they handle 
well in formation and afford better 
vision to the young fliers getting 
chummy with their brother cadets in 
the air for the first time. 

The cadets have had a sound ed- 
ucation and several hours of solo 
flying in biplane trainers before Ma- 
jor Birney Truitt, officer in charge 
of flight training, posts their names 
for formation work. An instructor 
then flies with them for an hour in 
a Ryan so they get the feel of the 
new ship. For the next hour and a 
half, the instructor takes the cadet 
aloft with two other ships and they 
fly formation. Then comes solo for- 

First take-offs, then V's, line fly- 
ing, right and left echelons, V-of- 
V's and other maneuvers to teach 
the cadets the fundamentals of 
teamwork in the air. It's teamwork 
that will mean success or failure, 
life or death, to them not so many 
months later when their flight roars 
off the deck of a carrier in the Pa- 
cific or Atlantic to challenge a sky- 
ful of Zeros or Messerschmitts. 

The average cadet is 1 9 to 21 
years old when he arrives at Mill- 
ington for primary training. He has 

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Editor Keith Monroe 

Associate Editor Sue Zinn Gunthorp 

Staff Artists Michael Brush; Joe Thein 

George Duncan; Paul Hoffman 
Staff Photographers Tommy Hixson; Frank Martin 

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Special Features 

An Airplane Is Born Palmer Wentworth 

Staff Contributors 

Drop-Hommer Lynn Harrington, Dick Gillam 

Engineering Victor Odin 

Experimental Bob Johnston, R. N. Wallin 

Fashions & Furbelows Frances Stotler 

Final Assembly Enid Larsen 

Finishing George and Lil 

From the Beam Pat Kelly 

Humor Will Cameron 

Industrial Training L. E. Plummer 

Inspection Irene Travis 

Laboratory Sally and Sue 

Lofting Gilbert Cusey 

Machine Shop Bette London; Win Alderson 

A. G. Harris 

Maintenance John Rodgers 

Manifold G. "Bob" Harris 

George Duncan, Dick Ribley 

Manifold Small Parts Josephine R. Viall 

Modeling Mel Minor 

Plant Engineering Robt. E. Christy 

Flonnie Freeman, F. Gordon Mossop 

Plant Personalities Jack Graham 

Production Planning Maynord Lovell 

Purchasing Pat Eden 

Ryanettes Gerry Wright; Margaret Walker 

Marion Key 

Safety M. M. Clancy 

Sheet Metal Emil Magdick 

Special Correspondent Mrs. Betty Bird 

Sports A. S. Billings; George Sinclair 

Ed Sly; Fred Osenburg; Betty Phillips 

Time Study Dortho Dunston 

Tooling Chos. B. Anderson 

Wing Assembly Chuck Kellogg, R. F. Hersey 

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Copy deadline for the next issue is June 7th 

The Walking Reporter 

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That current Lucky Strike cigarette slogan, "So 
Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed," might easily apply 
to some of the slacks you see worn by gals downtown. 

Things we never knew till lately: That ERNIE 
MOORE used to stage fashion shows . . . That 
BILL BATZLOFF of the Lab is a member of the Bot- 
tom-Scratchers Club, exclusive he-man organization 
which you're not eligible to join unless you've caught 
a live shark bare-handed (no fooling!) . . . That 
columnist SLIM COATS left this month planning to 
join the Marines. . . . That JACK COGGINS, cur- 
rent contender for the world's light-heavyweight fisti- 
cuffs crown, works here in Manifold. . . . That 
FRANK PERSONS, our new Director of Industrial Rela- 
tions, has been in President Roosevelt's private office 
several times. He used to be top man of the USES. 
. . . That Ryan apparently has the greatest collec- 
tion of ex-rodeo stars to be found in any factory in 
America. If you don't believe it, look on page 3 of 
this issue. 

We see by the papers that Roy F. Hendrickson, 
director of the Food Distribution Administration, says 
there's a serious shortage of fish this year. And so, 
naturally, every patriot should be willing to oil up 
his tackle and do his bit, regardless. 

Our contender for the Ryan long-distance perfect 
attendance championship: FRED TOMRELL of Main- 
tenance. He's worked here five and a half years with- 
out being late or absent. Anybody know of a better 
record?' Step right this way, please. Don't crowd. . . . 
For further dope on Iron Man Tomrell, see page 22. 

Some of the boys and girls out in Crib 4V2 of Small 
Parts Inspection are getting a certain grim glee out 
of the magnifying glass they use to inspect plane 
parts. Reason: the ports may some day fly over Tokyo 
— which happens to be where the magnifying glass 
was made. 

Have you noticed how fast that quiet, pleasant lad 
named HARLEY RUBISH is moving up the ladder? 
Not so long ago he was foreman of Drop-hammer. 
Then he was put in charge of the larger Stamping di- 
vision, which includes all hydropress and crank press 
work as well as drop-hammer operations. And now 
Harley has been made general foreman of the whole 
huge Manifold division as well as Stamping! At that 
rate, in another two years he should be Governor of 

As usual, there've been other promotions too. DICK 
HERSEY and HARRY SCHEIDLE have moved up to 
leadmen in Wing; BILL VAN DEN AKKER is now 
working on special assignments as staff assistant to 
the Production Superintendent; JIM SCURLOCK has 
replaced him as Acting Director of the Laboratory; 
ACE EDMISTON is now Tooling Superintendent. Al- 
ways room at the top, gentlemen. 

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Bronc busting and steer roping were simple as 
peelin' potatoes for these Ryan rough riders 


The flames from the campfire were sparkling when the last 
two riders came over the knoll and started down the slope to join 
the first Ryan chuck-wagon round-up. The rich aroma of broiling 
steaks wafted up on the breeze, and the far cry of a calf lost from 
its mother mingled with the laughter and song of the men and the 
crunch of their horses' hoofs on the ground. 

Around the campfire, activity was gathering tempo. Carl 
Thomas, with on armload of wood, was presiding over the fire. 
Bill Kindoll, Michael Brush and a bunch of the others were tack- 
ling the bedrolls being tossed down off the chuck wagon. Slim 
Coats, getting the feel of the range in his roping arm again, was 
laying a succession of loops over Bill Odom; and Frank Walsh, 
tossing aside the ten gallon hat which had all but buried him dur- 
ing the afternoon, was dishing out culinary advice. 

The stage was set. The Ryan rough riders, veterans of rodeos 
and round-ups, were ready for an evening of yarns and exper- 
iences mixed with the song and cheer of a good old-fashioned 
chuck-wagon round-up. Joining them for the celebration were 
other expert Ryan horsemen — Moynard Lovell, Rex Seaton, Eddie 
Oberbouer, Dick Gillam, Jim Bunnell, Bill Wiikins, Al Gee, Erich 
Faulwetter, Frenchie Foushee, Chris Mueller, Sam Pinney, Andy 
Kerr, Walt Corley, Russ Frozer, Dove Bracken, Jim Jardine, Hugh 
Eldridge, Bill Cornett and Glenn McCrae. 

As the strains of "Chisholm Trail" drifted off in the night. 
Slim, sitting cross-legged in front of the fire, leaned out to look 
around at Carl Thomas. "Remember the year we met in Chey- 
enne?" he asked. "You were riding there that year, weren't you?" 

Carl was off on a chain of reminiscences. "Yeah, most of my 
riding I did up there in Wyoming — but that must've been in '22. 
I did fine the first couple of days of that rodeo. Then the third 
day I tangled with the sunfishin'est big black horse I've ever 
seen. He not only threw me, but he came down with one foot on 
my face and another on my chest. That finished me for the Chey- 
enne rodeo. 

"I never'll forget the first time I went to Cheyenne, though. 
I was scared stiff so I just sot on the fence and watched. One day 
some of 'em came up and asked me which horse I wanted to ride. 
I assured them that I didn't wont to ride at all — that's where 
I made my mistake. They tied me on a four-year-old white-face 
steer and believe me, steers and I hove had a mutual dislike for 
each other ever since. But after that, when anybody asked me 
what I wanted to ride, I picked out something, but quick. Miller, 
there, he's another Cheyenne-er." 

"Well," Glen drawled as he pulled himself up from a comfortable 
lean agonist o bed roll. "At Cheyenne I was mostly on 'also ran.' 
The biggest thrills I had came in Sioux City and Omaha. Back in 
1910 I did a little bronc ridin' in Sioux City and won a trophy. 
Then when I got down to Omaha there was a $100 purse at stake 
on one 'Block Pete' to be ridden to a finish. Folks had been trym' 
it clear from Cheyenne. It took 48 minutes of torture, but I did 
it. The horse was ruined for bucking — and I was almost ruined 
too. I couldn't stand up for two hours afterward." 

"Kindall should spin the yarn. He's been at Cheyenne, too," 
came from across the fire. 

"My father was o horse buyer, so I got in the game early," 
Frank explained. "I picked up a $250 saddle bronc ridin' at Gar- 
den City, Kansas, and also took o crock at Pendleton and Chey- 
enne. Then for 1 1 years I trailed cattle from Mexico to Colorado. 
Once my employers — a couple of brothers — tossed a coin to see 
whether or not we'd try to take our 5000 head across a swollen 
river. We tried — but the current was strong and the water 20 
feet deep in spots and three-quarters of o mile across. I went 
over on a blue roan that took to water like on Olympic champ, 
but of the 5000 cattle that went in, only 4000 came out." 

"Here's another Cheyenne star," Carl broke in, "but I can't 
pry him loose." Practically submerged under that super-duper 

hat again, Frank Walsh was making on unsuccessful attempt to 
appear inconspicuous. 

"Cheyenne? Oh, that was about 1 905. I did a little roping 
in a contest — placed second was all," Walsh explained modestly 
to the veteran riders who know that merely to enter at Cheyenne 
you hove to be an artist of first rank. "When I was a kid I used 
to follow the round-up wagons from spring to fall. Then I joined 
up with the 'I Bar I' outfit and later worked on the Diamond Horse 
Ranch — the largest horse ranch in the country at that time. I 
did some round-up work on the 101 Ranch where Tom Mix and 
Buck Jones got their start, and I rode with Buffalo Bill and his 
outfit from New York to Kansas City. Got to know a lot of in- 
teresting people in the round-up business — everybody from such 
homely cowboy comedians as Will Rogers, to expert horsemen like 
Charlie Tipton and Horry Brennan and on down through some 
of the most notorious gunmen in the country. Did a little bronc 
peelin' up in Wyoming, but when it comes to breakin' horses, 
Ralph has probably done more than all the rest " 

"Not too fast, Frank," interrupted Ralph Gottschalk. "About 
all the horse breakin' I did was during the first World War when 
the French army was needing horses. We brought in 265 head 
of wild horses right off the range and broke them to ride. When 
we pronced them past the judges' stand, some of them had only 
been ridden o couple of saddles — we often wondered how some 
of the Parisian lads mode out." 

"Why don't we hear from Slim Coats? Somebody give him prod," 
come a voice from the other side of the fire. 

"Oh gee, I did a little ridin', but it didn't amount to much — 
won a doorstop once," drawled Slim, whose house is perhaps the 

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"Pani&ui^ ^o^^t(naaX<mf^i 


How to keep friends and solve parking 
problems is the dilemma of Ryan guards 

"Nobody loves a traffic cop," one of the 
Ryan plant policemen said gloomily. "Espec- 
ially when he's telling people where they 
can't park." 

The policeman spoke the truth. Ryan's 
auto parking troubles — minor compered to 
the difficulties of some other factories — 
are enough of an irritant to keep the cops 
in hot water every day. "You fellows are 
always playing favorites — if he con park 
there, why can't I?" is a question hurled at 
the Ryan guards almost doily. "You let me 
pork here yesterday; now you won't. Why 
don't you make up your mind?" . . . "Who 
do you think you are, the Lone Ranger? 
You can't tell me where to go. I'll park 
wherever I please!" 

If you don't know the inside story, the 
chances ore you might get riled at the Ryan 
cops once in awhile, even though they're 
always diplomatic and courteous. It's only 
human nature, perhaps, for you to get hot 
under the neckband when a company guard 
issues seemingly senseless instructions that 
prevent you from parking where you'd like 
to park. 

But when you know the score, the guard's 
instructions always moke sense. He's acting 
under orders — not just maneuvering you 
around for the fun of watching you drive. 
His orders are part of a carefully-planned 
program to get everyone in and out of the 
parking areas as smoothly and speedily as 

Captain F. K. Pierson of the Ryan plant 
police has spent hours studying Ryan's park- 
ing problems at first hand. He's been out late 
at night and early in the morning, watching 
the stream of cars coming and going from 
the plant. Together with Chief M, J. Peter 
and Al Gee, head of Plant Protection, he 
has worked out a parking system that re- 
quires less than 12 minutes to get Ryan's 
hundreds of cars out at the change of shifts. 

"We figure it's our responsibility to see 
that nobody is late to work becouse of de- 
lay in parking," Pierson says. "So for we've 
been able to do it. Most of the time even 
though very few people drive onto the lot 
until 15 minutes before the starting whistle 
blows, we've got everyone parked before it's 
time for the shift to start." 

In order to keep the endless line moving 
smoothly without jams, plant police must 
direct each automobile speedily to the right 

parking place. They can't stop to argue with 
an irate driver, nor explain why he must 
park in the spot they've picked out for him. 
If they paused to explain whys and where- 
fores, within ten seconds there'd be a long 
line of honking cars jammed up behind him. 
That's why a Ryan cop groans inwardly 
whenever some driver sticks his head out the 
window and bawls "Why?" 

"Most Ryonites know our guards are do- 
ing their best," Al Gee soys, "and trust them 
to decide where cars should go. But there's 
a small minority who can't understand why 
parking privileges given to others shouldn't 
be given to them too. We zor\ sympathize 
with these people in disliking to park their 
car farther from their office than seems nec- 
essary, but we wish they'd sympathize with 
us, too, and understand that we can't let 
everybody pork by the gate or in front of the 
plant. It's only 600 feet from the farthest 
car on the parking lot to the factory en- 
trance. Surely that isn't too far for any able- 
bodied person to walk, especially when he 
realizes that at some other plants, workers' 
cars are parked three and four deep as far 
as five blocks from the factory." 

It happens at least once or twice every 
month: Some Ryonite drives through the 
parking lot gate, is waved farther on into 

the lot by the cop, yet at the same time 
sees another cor being permitted to park 
right by the gate. He sees that the other 
driver is just one of the factory rank and 
file. "Why can't 1 pork there too?" he de- 
mands hotly. "Is he any better than me?" 

"Sorry, can't stop to explain," the cop 
soys and shoos him out into the distant 
regions of the lot. The Ryanite drives on, 
feeling much abused and wondering why 
those blonkety-blonkety cops don't learn 
their business. 

What he doesn't know is that the area 
near the gate is specially reserved for work- 
ers who are physically handicapped. Ryan's 
crippled workers are a pretty gome bunch, 
but the management doesn't believe they 
should be asked to make their way through 
and around long lines of cars to get to the 
factory. So the plant police have been in- 
structed to give them preferential parking. 
And the guards faithfully carry out these 
instructions — in spite of a good many black 
looks from those who don't understand why 
or for whom that parking space is reserved. 

Not long ago a Ryanite drove up the 
highway and parked his car near the front 
of the factory. A plant policeman hurried 
up to him. "Sorry," he said. "Can't let you 
park here. Will you move farther down, 

"You cops park here, don't you?" the 
driver snapped. "What's good enough for 
you is good enough for me." 

Chief Peter, noticing the argument, 
moved to the guard's assistance. "We have 
to keep this space for plant police cars be- 
cause they'd need them in o hurry in cose 
of on emergency," he explained. "I'll have 
to ask you to move your car." 

"Nuts to you," the driver said. He set 
the brake, got out and locked his car. "I'm 
parked here. What are you going to do 
about it?" He strode on into the plant. 

Chief Peter did nothing about it, except 
to report the incident to the man's depart- 
ment head — who promptly colled the indi- 
vidual in. "Move your cor at once, "he said, 
"and just remember that I don't wont any- 
one in my department who won't follow in- 
structions from the plont guard." So the 
Ryanite moved his cor. One doesn't sov 
"Nuts to you" to one's department head. 
(Continued on page 15) 

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TheyVe Backing Them Up 

A former Ryanite and his father have 
gone into collaboration on winning this war. 
C. E. JEFFREY of Final Assembly is going 
to see it through on the production front 
while stepson Glen, until a few months ago 
a member of Ryan's Manifold department, 
has joined the Navy. Young Jeffrey at pres- 
ent is stationed at San Pedro. 

Another Ryan family that is in it " 'til 
the boys come home" are Mrs, Fair Firth of 
Personnel and her father, Ivan Porter of 
Manifold Dispatching. Three and possibly 
four members of their family ore now over- 

Scheduled to come home on furlough the 
latter part of December, 1941, Howard Firth 
(CMM) , Mrs. Firth's husband, was in Manila 
aboard the submarine Sea Lion at the out- 
break of war. Later, when the Sea Lion had to 
be scuttled, Howard remained at Corregidor 
awaiting orders to join another sub. The 
orders came. He was to use a small boot 
to cross the Jap-infested waters and ren- 
dezvous at Q designated hour and place with 
an American sub on the night of May 5th. 
But during the day of May 5th Corregidor 

For the first few months of the war, Mrs. 
Firth and their son, born after Howard left 
for Manila 2 '/z years ago, hod very little 
information. Then on May 13th, 1942, come 
word from the Navy that Howard Firth was 
missing — followed by months of silence. 
Ten months later to the day, on March 1 3th 
of this year, a telegram came from Wash- 
ington that the Japanese Red Cross listed 
him a prisoner. The final chapters of how 
nearly Howard came to escaping the fate 
of Corregidor were supplied by his friends 
from other boats who have recently returned 
to the States. 

According to latest word received by 
their father, Ivan Porter, two and possibly 
all three of Mrs. Firth's brothers are now 
overseas. Staff Sgt. Sidney Porter was at 
the front in North Africa. Alan Porter, Fire- 
man First Class, who served on the Iceland 
Patrol before the war and has since partici- 
pated in both the Midway and Coral Sea 
battles, is somewhere in the South Pacific. 
Sgt. Bruce Porter, a gunnery instructor, re- 
ported in his last letter, received some time 
ago, that he expected to go overseas very 


Top: C. E. Jeffrey, Final Assembly, 
and his son Glen, now in the Navy. 

Below: Mrs. Fair Firth of Personnel 
and her father, Ivan Porter of Mani- 
fold Dispatching, with their service 
family: left to right; Howard Firth 
(CMM), a prisoner of the Japs; Alan 
Porter (F l/c) in the South Pacific; Sgt. 
Bruce Porter, gunnery instructor; Staff 
Sgt. Sidney Porter, in North Africa. 

— 5- 

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At the beginning of his career Frank Per- 
sons came to New York by hopping a 
freight train. Within the next forty years he 
was to become one of the world's major Red 
Cross officials, a nationally-known crusader 
against loan sharks, and an influential fig- 
ure in Washington during the early days of 
the New Deal. He was to head the United 
States Employment Service, and help shape 
the basic character of the Civilian Conser- 
vation Corps; then turn his back on public 
life and become one of private industry's 
leading experts on industrial relations. 
That's the sort of man Ryan got when it 
signed up W. Frank Persons as head of its 
new Department of Industrial Relations. 

Persons started his career in typical 
American fashion by being born in a log 
house on an Iowa farm. He graudated from 
o small country high school at ) 5, worked 
for a carpenter for a year and then took a 
job as a rural school teacher. The big boys 
in the school hod thrown out several pre- 

vious teachers — but Persons was big and 
husky enough so that he thought he could 
hold the position. 

For two days Persons ran the classroom 
without any trouble, but on the third day 
mischief began. The ringleader was the son 
of the school district supervisor — a brawny 
young man who, though 23 years old, was 
still a pupil. Persons promptly yanked him 
out of his seat, took him outside, and ad- 
ministered a thrashing. "He put up some op- 
position, but I can't remember that I hod 
any difficulty," Persons soys. 

The next day the district supervisor came 
to school with his son. "You get on inside," 
the official told his son, then turned to 
Persons. "I don't think you'll hove any 
more trouble with my boy," he said quietly. 
"He's as scared of you as he is of a rattle- 
snake." From then on, young Frank kept 
his flock under control without difficulty. 

But school teaching at $30 a month didn't 
seem on attractive career to a boy as am- 

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bitious OS Persons was. He decided he wanted 
to go to college. But college entrance exam- 
inations included Greek — of which he knew 
not a syllable. Undaunted, he bought Greek 
textbooks and spent his nights studying 
them — without a teacher and without the 
faintest idea how to pronounce the words. 
A year later, he passed on examination in ^ 
first year college Greek and was admitted 
to Cornell College, Iowa. He put himself 
through by doing janitor work night and 
morning and studying whenever he wasn't 
attending classes. In 1900 he was gradu- 
ated with a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy 

It was during his college days that Per- 
sons made his memorable freight train jour- 
ney to New York, thereby laying the foun- 
dation for his career. It happened this way: 

In those days the great sport at small mid- 
western colleges was debating. Students 
took as fierce an interest in it as they do 
now in football. During his senior year. Per- 
sons was captain of the debating teom 

Helping other people has been his life-long interest — 
now he finds another opportunity in Ryan's newest department 

which was to tackle Grinnell College in the 
big debate of the year. That year Cornell 
had the choice of subject, with Grinnell get- 
ting the choice of side. 

Persons' team named as subject: "Re- 
solved: That an educational qualification 
should be required of immigrants to the 
United States." To his dismay, Grinnell 
chose the affirmative side of the question. 
Persons and his team had taken the affirm- 
ative of that question earlier in the year 
and had won handily. They couldn't see 
much hope for the negative side of the 

Persons combed the college library and 
the libraries of neighboring towns. His re- 
search produced facts which added up to a 
profoundly unimpressive cose. Finally he de- 
cided the only way to get the kind of ma- 
terial that would win the debate was to go 
to New York and study the immigration 
situation first hand. 

He hod little money, so he simply hopped 
a freight train and traveled to Manhattan 
without cost. There he spent three weeks 
talking to immigrants and immigration of- 
ficers and others with practical facts — hear- 
ing the true life stories of foreigners who 
come to America unable to read or write, 
yet became solid and successful citizens in 
America's land of opportunity. Frank rode the 
freights back to Iowa, and his team won the 
big debate by unanimous verdict. 

His close-up view of New York tenement 
districts and Ellis Island aliens gave Frank 
Persons an interest in alleviating human 
misery that has stayed with him all his life. 
When on influential Cornell alumnus wrote 
to the college president asking him to recom- 
mend young man interested in social work 
who could take a position in the great Char- 
ity Organizations Society of New York, the 
president promptly recommended Persons. 
So Frank returned to New York, this time 
via Pullman. 

After two years with the C.O.S., Persons 
worked his way through Harvard Law School, 
practiced low for a year in Sioux City, Iowa, 
and then returned to the C.O.S. This time 
he stayed eleven years and rose to be one 
of New York's best-known experts in the 
odministrotion of social work. 

When the Titanic sank and its survivors 
were landed in New York, Persons and his 
wife were asked by the American Red Cross 
to take charge of their relief. This was a 
mountainous job, because among the sur- 
vivors were hundreds of steerage immi- 
grants. These people had lost every posses- 
sion they brought with them — their life sav- 
ings, their passports, their railway tickets 
to destinations in America, and the ad- 
dresses of their relatives. Many were widows 
who had lost their husbands in the disaster. 
Some were small children orphaned by the 
sinking. To these stricken people, homeless 
and penniless, unable to speak English, and 
dazed with grief, the help given by Persons 
and his staff symbolized the mercy and hos- 
pitality of the great nation to which they 
hod come. He and his wife put in a year 

of painstaking work getting these unfor- 
tunates settled and untangling their snarled 
affairs. It was a masterly piece of relief 
administration and helped to moke a na- 
tional reputation for Persons. 

In 1917 Persons left the C.O.S. to be- 
come Director General of Civilian Relief for 
the American Red Cross. In January, 1919, 
he was sent to Europe to become Director of 
the Department of Organization of the 
League of Red Cross Societies. Until this 
time each country's Red Cross had been in- 
dependent and autonomous. With Persons' 
help they were linked into the world-wide 
association which now serves their common 
programs in time of peace. 

Returning to America, Persons became 
National Vice Chairman of the American 
Red Cross, and was given the assignment 
of reorganizing its staff and program to 
serve peace-time needs. He was the early 
sponsor of these continuous activities of 
the magnificent chapter organization, reach- 
ing into every country village, which the 
Red Cross has maintained ever since as its 
peace-time program. 

Completing this job. Persons looked 
around and wondered what to do next. He 
was then 45 and at the top of the social- 
work profession. He wanted new fields to 
explore. So he resigned from the Red Cross 
and took a job as an industrial relations 
director for a public utility firm. He stayed 
in public utility work for seven years. 

During these seven years of employee 
counseling, he saw cose after cose of goug- 
ing by loon sharks who preyed on helpless 
workers. In those days such money-lenders 
charged 300% to 600% interest a year. 
Many on unwary borrower was wrung dry 
of his very lifeblood by the merciless squeez- 
ing of such creditors. Persons hod been a 
stern opponent of the loon sharks since 
1906. Finally he began agitating strenu- 
ously for legislation to curb their activities 
in his state. He hod earlier helped to get 
attention to the necessity for state laws of 
that kind. 

The ethical personal finance companies, 
which wanted to see the small-loan business 
put on a plane of honesty and integrity, of- 
fered him a big salary to serve as adminis- 
trator of a notional association of the le- 
gitimate personal finance companies — a post 
from which he could exert pressure in clean- 
ing up the small loon racket, and restor- 
ing finance companies to the good graces 
of the public. He accepted the job and held 
it for three years — but then came the de- 
pression, the New Deal election, the bonk 
closings and a hurry-up coll for Persons 
from Washington. 

Frances Perkins, the new Secretary of 
Labor, wanted Persons to take the job of 
selecting the hundreds of thousands of men 
who were to be enrolled in the new Civilian 
Conservation Corps, legislation for which 
had just been enacted by Congress. 

The CCC might have been a vastly dif- 
ferent organization if Miss Perkins hadn't 
called Persons in. Labor organizations were 
opposed to the CCC plan as it hod been 

drafted, because it permitted taking family 
men who hod been earning good wages 
and sending them to camps at low pay, 
away from their homes and their chances 
of re-employment. Persons agreed with these 
views of the labor leaders. "I won't be o 
party to separating men from their wives 
and children," Persons told the Secretary 
of Labor. "I think the CCC should be for 
boys between 1 8 and 25 who are single, 
have no work, and whose parents ore unem- 
ployed. If this new organization con be set 
up on that basis, I'd be glad to tackle the 

Miss Perkins and Robert Fechner, di- 
rector of the CCC, accepted this suggestion. 
So Persons went to work for the New Deal, 
and in the next nine years supervised the 
selection of three million young men for 
the camps. 

Shortly after he joined the CCC, an even 
bigger governmental job was offered Per- 
sons. The New Deal's tremendous public 
works program was just getting under way. 
Men must be found to fill millions of pub- 
lic-works jobs — men who were unemployed 
yet fully qualified for the jobs to be done. 
Would Persons take on the assignment of 
organizing a nation-wide free employment 

He agreed, with the proviso that he be 
allowed to continue his work with the CCC 
without pay. This was satisfactory, and the 
new United States Employment Service was 
organized with Persons at its head. He spent 
six years building it up, but resigned in 
1939 after friendly but fundamental dis- 
agreements on policy, and returned to full- 
time work with the CCC. 

In 1942 he did something he'd never 
done before — asked for a job. The problem 
of handling industrial relations in one of 
America's booming war plants appealed to 
him. Hearing that an officer of Consolidated 
Aircraft Corporation was in Washington, he 
called him up and announced that he would 
like to be considered for the position of 
Director of Industrial Relations. A few 
weeks later, after conferences on the coast 
with the company's San Diego executives. 
Persons moved in. 

A year afterward, he resigned. Within a 
week after his resignation, he was offered 
two important jobs — one with the govern- 
ment and one with Ryan. After several con- 
ferences with Claude Ryan and Eddie Mol- 
loy he accepted their offer, moving into on 
office here this month as head of Ryan's 
newly-organized Industrial Relations de- 

At 66 Persons still looks burly and vigor- 
ous, with all the drive that once enabled him 
to write a 280-page book in longhand 
within the space of three weeks. Since his 
wife died two years ago, he has devoted 
himself more energetically than ever to work. 
Persons has two sons in war work (one in 
uniform), and is proud of them — but he 
feels that by helping the Ryan Company 
look after the well-being of its thousands 
of war workers, he too is making an impor- 
tant contribution to the war effort. 


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manifold HssEmblv 


The rise of Joe Love has been rapid but 
not spectacular. Joe Love always seems to 
do things quietly — even moving up from on 
unknown, rank-and-file worker to foreman 
in less than five years. 

This brawny, good-natured Texan takes 
even the most hair-raising experiences in 
easy-going, matter-of-fact style. Years ago 
he was working in the Texas oil fields atop 
a 50 foot tower with another worker. Each 
man was standing on one end of a board, 
so when the other fellow stepped off, Joe 
started down. He saved his life by catching 
a rung of the tower 10 feet farther down. 
In looking back on the experience, however, 
Joe doesn't seem to regard it as anything 
exciting. "When I started to fall, I dropped 
the hammer I had in my hand," he recalls 

calmly. "My dad was working on the 
ground and he was mad because the ham- 
mer nearly hit him." 

Another time, when Joe was a youngster 
working in an icehouse in Lubbock, Texas, 
he lost the toes of one foot in a freezing 
machine, but he shrugged the accident off 
philosophicolly. "It's never bothered me 
any," Love says. "I played football in high 
school, and nowadays I go in for bowling, 
golf, riding and every other sport that comes 
along. I'm only sorry about the Occident 
because it wrecked my chances to be o 

Joe's brother was for years a pilot for 
Western Air Lines and is now in the Ferry 
Command. It was through this brother, in- 
cidentally, that Joe come to California. Joe 

— 8 — 

He gets good cooperation because 
his workers know and like him 

was attending Texos Tech after a boyhood 
spent moving with his family from one oil 
town to another. When his brother took the 
Western Air Lines job, Joe decided to come 
with him to Son Diego and see what Cali- 
fornia was like. Applying for work at one 
or two of the aircraft factories, he wos 
told that he needed more technical train- 
ing, so he enrolled of a technical school in 

After a little more education he went 
job hunting again, and this time landed a 
berth at Consolidated. "When the big lay- 
off came in the summer of '38, I went out 
along with all the rest," Joe recalls with 
a smile. "Shortly afterward I went to work 
for Ryan and I've never regretted it." 

At Ryan he was put to work at fitting 
and line-up work on manifolds. But he soon 
began to move ahead. His superiors liked 
the thorough conscientious work of this 
quiet young man. He followed orders metic- 
ulously, watched over workers to leorn what 
he could from them, and contributed occa- 
sional suggestions that helped improve shop 
methods. Before long he found himself a 
leadman in the Manifold department. Then 
he was moved to third shift and made a 
leadman there — which carried more respon- 
sibility since there's less supervision from 
above on the graveyard trick. Two and a 
half years ago he become assistant fore- 
man in charge of the third shift manifold 
workers, and three months ago he was made 
foreman of manifold assembly. Joe Love is 
immensely popular among oil his workers. 
"I believe it's a foreman's responsibility to 
get personally ocquointed with every man 
and woman in his deportment," Love soys. 
"I have known factories in which workers 
don't hove even a speaking acquaintance 
with their foremen — but that's not the way 
we work at Ryan. My department is so big 
now that I haven't had a chance to get 
to know all my gong well — but I intend to. 
I already know everybody's name, and as 
time goes on, I hope to build up real friend- 
ship with everybody in the department. 

In his time Joe has worked under some 
superiors who were hard to get along with 
— but he's always managed to get smooth 
cooperation from all of them. "If you take 
things easy and never lose your temper 
and make requests when they're in a good 

(Continued on page 1 1 ) 


Time Studq 

by Dortha Dunston 

Now get this straight — no poet am I 
But sketches from Methods I'm going to try. 

Months have flown by since last you have heard 
Our gossip and stories of what has occurred. 

The force has decreased, but work we get done. 
"Eligibles" left? — we have almost none. 

Of our Chief M. M. CLANCY we all are most proud; 
His safety ideas are praised long and loud. 

Our spare time in Time Study COLVIN fills 
Packing aspirin tablets or soda mint pills. 

Those packages stationed down in the shop 
Kept the Methods "spare timers" all on the hop. 

MAJORS, poor fellow, on one of his sprees 
Smashed up his car when it wouldn't climb trees. 

Now, poor Maj. is walking or begging a ride; 
He was lucky at that — just minus some hide. 

Now TAYLOR, I take it, has plenty of know. 
And there's "SMITTIE" and "JERRY" he keeps on 
the go. 

Jerry hustles away with his stop-watch to use; 
Smittie hurriedly follows, to find timing clues. 

I'd miss a "good morning" from DRAPER at four. 
Just beginning his shift for eight hours or more. 

His cheery good humor, with action and fun 
Makes me realize I'm tired now that work is done. 

Ryan's Dan Cupid's been playing "I spy"; 
He flew into Methods and made a bull's eye! 

Wedding bells rang for our THELMA and WALT; 
Now, Cupid, 'nuf said — let's just call a halt. 

Master of manifold routings, PARNELL, 
Is swamped with new contracts and working like 

We lent him ELIZABETH 'til THELMA got back 
So he wasn't left just holding the sack. 

"Romeo" OLSEN is helping him too 
To write up those routings that aren't just a few. 

ARLINE returned after several days off, 
Minus her tonsils and minus her cough. 

Then BRASS saw his dentist — now some teeth are 
But he didn't work with an "ether jag" on. 

His Bonus Department is working for fair 
Since the new acquisition, IRENE, is there. 

She heckles the leodmen and trails down reports 
On wrong numbers listed and times of all sorts. 

BESSIE, the florist with those posies fair 
Brings our supply for our vases and hair. 

CORCORAN and TELLER and BESSIE were firm 
In fighting and conq'ring a nasty cold germ. 

Teller will bring forth his moron a while 
In jokes that can make the soberest smile. 

We seldom see JACK during all of the day; 
He's down at the warehouse. Come home, Jock, to 

BETTY'S a card if there ever was one; 
She's all out for sport and she's all out for fun. 

She does like to work and she's most fond of play 
Providing of course, it's Bernardini way. 


Yes, it's way back in 1915 and Eddie Molloy is seated in a 
"Sturtevant Steel Battleplane," a vanadium steel ship powered 
with a 140 horsepower engine. Many of the ideas which Molloy 
helped to incorporate in this old-time plane ere now featured in 
the most modern fighting craft. 

The "Battleplane" was the object of much interest when it was 
new and its test flight with Lieut. Byron Q. Jones of the U. S. 
Army at the throttle drew national attention. This account of the 
flight appeared the following day in the Boston Herald: 

"Lieut. Jones went up about half a dozen times, and remained 
fully half an hour each time. He purposely stalled his engine 
when at a considerable height and volplaned safely. He made a 
succession of sharp dives, always with the machine under complete 
control, and astonished the spectators by the ease with which he 
was able to 'bonk' the craft, turning far over to one side, and 
to bring her again to an even keel. 

"At last he fairly electrified even the experienced aviators in 
the group of witnesses by looping the loop with the machine thus 
banked. The feat resembled that of an acrobat who turns his body 
around on its vertical axis while performing a somersault. His 
performance set a new mark in daring in the air." 

Note folks — McDANIELS, by his very presence 
Advocates "strawberries for all the peasants." 

We'll not ask for cream, we'll take them as are; 
Should his campaign succeed, just present him a star. 

Assuming that SCHNEIDER disposed of the mumps 
Let's play cards with him, but mumps won't be trumps. 

We drink to the health of all those who've been 
May good health be theirs throughout thin and thick. 

COLVIN starts throwing, comes the end of the day; 
His desk he cleans off and stuff comes my way. 

For an orderly desk there's no need to try 
'Cause when he starts cleaning, brother, things fly. 

Now I've mentioned each one in our Methods group 
Working together as one army troop. 

We work in accordance without a pause. 
For we know, in the end, it's for one common cause. 

TheyVe In The Service Too 

Before she donned the uniform of fhe WAACS, 
Kothryn Cummings, left, was o familiar sight to 
Ryan factory workers. Aboard her Chore Boy, 
below, she delivered material from Ryan's Receiv- 
ing department to other parts of the factory. 
Private Cummings has now completed her training 
at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, and has been assigned 
to the motor transport school, also in Des Moines, 
For further training. 

Below: Evelyn Sharpe, formerly of 
the Engineering department, left this 
month to join the WAVES and is now 
in training in New York. 

Lower Left: Ample proof that ex- 
Ryoncttes may still be closely connected 
with Ryan products is this picture of 
WAVES at a Naval Air Technical Train- 
ing Center learning the fundamentals 
of airplane mechanics on o Ryan. 'Of- 
ficial U. S. Novy photo. I 

Lower Right: Attached to WAAC Head- 
quarters at Fort Mason, California, as 
a chauffeur is Corporal Annie E. K.u- 
chik, formerly of the Ryan Inspection 
department. (Official U. S. Signal Corps 
photo. ) 


Public Library 
ndds neuu Books 

Tool Design: by Cyril Donaldson and George 
H. LeCain. 

General methods of tool design which 
enable the student to develop ideas into 
practical specifications for modern manu- 
facturing methods form the basis of this 

Aircraft Sheet Metal Construction and Re- 
pairs: by M. P. Horrold. 

Entirely devoted to aircraft work and 
although not too technical, it is of in- 
terest to the experienced sheet metal 
worker as well as the beginner. 

Aircraft Inspection: by Ernest E. Wissman. 
Based on the author's extensive air- 
craft factory experience, including 8 years 
of specialization in inspection of aircraft 
and its components. Covers every step in 
inspection routine from fabrication and 
sub-assembly to pre-flight and delivery 
inspection of the complete airplane. 

Flying Squadrons: a Graphic History of the 
U. S. Army Air Forces: by S. Paul John- 

Thanks to the men who piloted our 
embryonic air force through difficult 
years of maturity, we have today a firm 
foundation for the rapidly growing struc- 
ture of American air power. This book 
tells the story of these men and the ma- 
chines they built and flew. 

He's in the Air Corps Now: by Frederick P. 
Graham and Harold W. Kulick. 

The exciting record of 9 months train- 
ing of a pilot. Each phase of his activi- 
ties is illustrated by action photographs 
taken at various fields and training 
points, many of which are published for 
the first time. "Paratroops" training is 
minutely outlined together with an expla- 
nation of the use of gliders in troop 

Visibility Unlimited: by Ernest G. Vetter. 

Introduction to the science of weather 
and the art of practical flying. A hand- 
book designed to help the reader under- 
stand the weather and how it will af- 
fect the air age now dawning. 


is Vour Poiicy 
Correctly Droiun? 

Have you reviewed your group insurance 
certificate recently? Are you sure the correct 
beneficiary is named? We strongly urge that 
you check and see that the person whom 
you wish to receive the proceeds, in the 
event of your death, is correctly recorded 
with the insurance company which carries 
your group insurance. 

An unfortunate situation arose recently 
wherein one of the Ryan employees had 
named as his beneficiary his wife. Subse- 
quently they were divorced and his wife re- 
married. Through oversight, the beneficiary 
was not changed. He died recently and even 
though he made the statement that he 
would like his parents to receive the pro- 
ceeds, the Connecticut General Life Insur- 
ance Company had no choice except to pay 
the p.roceeds to the beneficiary designated 
by him. 

If any changes are needed, a form for 
that purpose may be obtained from the 
Insurance Desk in the Personnel Depart- 


by John Rodgers 

Mr. BILL DURANT is in the hospital un- 
dergoing a major operation. We wish him 
on early recovery. The latest report is that 
he is doing very well. 

Mrs. SUE SMITH is a new employee in 

Mr. BILL BOURLAND has been appointed 
assistant foreman on the third shift. Good 
luck, and smooth sailing, Bill. 

KUTESCHE the mechanic's family paid 
him a visit last week. No wonder he's so 
full of smiles. 

ROY COLE, of the Hot Shot bowling team, 
doesn't say much lately. I wonder if SPARE 
CUNDIFF has slipped one over on him. 

BROWN of the Welding department cer- 
tainly have calmed down since they have 
two nice ladies as their helpers. 

GILLON, the village blacksmith, has a 
nice shady spot. The feathers fly all over 
him, rain or shine. 

Mr. WEST, the mechanic, certainly does 
o wonderful job in keeping the machine 
moving. He certainly knows his business. 

Mr. ALEXANDER'S wife has gone home 
on a vacation to see her mother and father, 
and he seems a little dazed — or is it lone- 

The Softball team seems to be on the 
losing end at this writing. What's wrong, 

Mr. BILL KINDALL, the old saw hand, 
is certainly on artist with the sledge ham- 
mer — so says GILA, the blacksmith. 

Mrs. HELEN RENOIS is a new member of 
the Tool Crib. 



(Continued from page 8) 

mood instead of a bad one, you can usually 
manage to keep things running very nice- 
ly," Love says. 

This new foreman is a great believer in 
cooperation as the basis of all factory suc- 
cess. "If I cooperate with other foremen, 
right up to the hilt, they'll give me the same 
kind of help when I need it," he says. "If 
I treat the workers under me as I'd like to 
be treated, then they'll give me swell sup- 
port. I try to see that every worker gets full 
credit for any suggestion he mokes, by 
having him write it up and send it through 
the shop suggestion system. I try to make 
sure that everyone in my department really 
enjoys working here, and so far that policy 
is paying dividends." 

Joe has been married since shortly after 
he went to work for Consolidated. As soon 
as he got the job he wired his Texas sweet- 
heart, met and married her in Yuma, and 
brought her back to San Diego to estab- 
lish a home here. Today the Loves have 
two young sons and a daughter, and 
Joe looks forward to a life-time ca- 
reer with Ryan. "I think this com- 
pany's manifold business is going to be 
booming as big as ever after the war," he 
says. "There'll be plenty of planes flying 
and they'll all need manifolds. They'll buy 
their manifolds from the company that 
makes them best. With the manifold busi- 
ness we've got now, there's no reason why 
we can't continue to make big sales after 
the war. I hope to be right here to see 

* * * 

Famous last words "I didn't know the 
machine was running." 


Mechanical Draftsmen with 2 years or more training 
and some practical experience to draft designs of ma- 
chinery, cranes, machine foundations, factory equipment 
such as benches, racks, ports trucks, etc. 

Mechanical Engineers with 3 years or more college 
training in Mechanical Engineering and 1 year or more 
experience in Mechanical Engineering to design machin- 
ery and attachments, cranes, machinery foundations. 
Also to stress and design rocks, cranes and such. 

* * * 

If you qualify for either of these positions, see D. H. 
Palmer or R. E. Christy in Plant Engineering. 

1 1 — 

m SPE£D 


UlBll-UlishEr Praises Ulork of Ryan and Other 
members of Hircraft War Production Council 

4707 North Capitol Street 
Washington, D. C. 
March 27, 1943. 

MR. JOHN C. LEE, General Manager 

The Aircraft War Production Council, Inc. 

7046 Hollywood Blvd. 

Los Angeles, Calif. 

Dear Sir: 

I ran across the booklet, "More Airpower per Hour," and read every word with delight. 
I want to congratulate the Council and all the industries connected with it. 

I'm just a little nobody, but I am an American end I love democracy. Hitler said a 
democracy couldn't organize to fight a war. I admit he hod me a little worried there. But 
your Council — and who knows how many others? — has given Hitler the lie? Thank God 
— and thank you! I sincerely appreciate all that such cooperation means. 

At first glance it seems too bod that after the war competition between the companies 
will be resumed, but rivalry IS a healthy spur to steady achievement. However, it is simply 
wonderful that, like a loyal family, individual competition can be laid aside in times of 
threat from without and token up again in times of peaceful progress. 

Indeed, your Council's story is the greatest propaganda yet for democracy, 
that every individual in the world knew it by heart! 

I would 

Enthusiastically yours, 

— 12 — 

This is NOT a printer's error' We 
need another column for Flying Re- 
porter — in fact, we need several. 
If you'd like to be a columnist, write 
up a contribution and drop it in the 
Flying Reporter box just inside the 
main factory entrance. Deadline 
for the next issue is Monday, June 7. 

Mo Loft Sez 

by Gilbert Cusey 

By the time this reoches the public the 
loft will be practically a memory. It may 
be just as well, but those of us who have 
sort of gotten used to the sensations of hot 
feet and cold backs and bottoms will miss 
the pranks and friendly rivalry that has al- 
ways characterized the loft. Here's hoping it 
will some day be returned to its former 

This outburst was brought about by the 
transfer of loftsmen to other departments. 
Even though it may accelerate the work of 
the loft, we all hate to lose contact with 
those we have worked with during the past 
year or so. 

Getting around to the news and happen- 
ings of the past few weeks, let me add a 
word of warning to the unwary that DUKE 
is in the middle of a "hot" streak and 
should be approached with caution. He 
shows no pity once he is started. 

I would like to apologize to two members 
of the loft, namely NOBLE and SPANKY, 
for leaving their names off the roll call for 
special awards for production. 

BOB WALL started something when he 
found a new use for the paper cup, but 
EDDIE topped him when he introduced the 
Mexican dollar that also mode its appear- 
ance in several other departments. 1 take 
pleasure in announcing that Bob was the 
first to view its beautiful designs. Regret 
to say 1 had two chances at JOE GOTTEN 
and missed both times. 

KOSKE was surprised the other day to 
find that a cup of water had been placed 
in his coat pocket, but the boys made it 
right by him by hanging his coat up to dry. 
It is needless to report he was well pleased 
by their thoughtfulness. 

Now for a few notes that have been 
handed in during the past few days. 

A few evenings ago BOB ANDREWS and 
HERB GROUCH were guests at a Snipe din- 
ner at the expense of Gommodore PATRICK 
GARTER. The Snipe being Mr. Garter's 
venerable barque Lulu II, which was out- 
winged by the newer and more fleet Cinder 
II. That's all right, Pat, don't feel too bad 
because after BOB BLAKENEY gets through 
beating you with his dinghy you'll be in a 
class all by yourself, and then you con win 
every race the Lulu will be able to float 
through. Be sure to have a stirrup pump 
along, as it really saves a lot of bailing. 

The Great Lover BRUNOLD has not been 
up to par lately. His luscious little gal has 
gone home for a visit. She'd better hurry 
back soon as LUKE is sure pining away. 

The whole department is behind me in 

this wish for a speedy recovery of HOW- 

The Great Brain of the department, HERB 
CROUCH, has really been living high these 
last few weeks. We understand she isn't 
bod to look at. Just leave it to Herb, he'll 
pick them, but, my, my, what complica- 
tions. Every time he is pinned down he uses 
the excuse of seeing one of his cousins. 

As a closing thought, anyone traveling 
the Julian - San Diego Highway might 
bring Herb a gallon of Wood's Grape Juice 
to moke him feel at home through the 
week. That's O. K., Herb, don't get excited, 
remember this isn't the lost issue. (The last 
remark belongs to one of the aides I have 
found necessary in getting the dope of the 
loft members.) 

Inasmuch as this is to be my lost article, 
I would like to take this opportunity to 
thank those who have helped me gather 
material and ideas for the column. In spite 
of the kidding some of the fellows have re- 
ceived at my hands, they all took it in good 
spirit. I hope the one who takes on the 
job of writing for the Reporter has as good 
luck in that respect as I have enjoyed. 

With the suggestion to the new reporter 
to always be ready to run, I sign off. 

— 13 — 

20,000 CigarettES 
In 40 minutes 

A whirlwind forty-minute drive produced 
20,000 cigarettes for army hospital patients 
recently when "Pappy" Williams and Bill 
Truchon, both in the Tooling department, 
took up a collection during the lunch hour 
and rest periods one day this month. 

It all began when Bill, Pappy and several 
of their cohorts in Tooling got to thinking 
that, in the general rush to bring good 
cheer to sick or wounded sailors and marines 
in this area, the army had been rather neg- 
lected. They decided to try to raise some 
money for cigarettes for the army's war 

In a quick tour through as much of the 
factory as they could reach during the lunch 
recess and two ten-minute rest periods, 
they raised $128.55 — which was good for 
1 ,000 packs of Old Golds at the rock-bot- 
tom price quoted by cigarette companies for 
gifts to service men. Each pock was im- 
printed "From Ryan Aeronautical Company 
Employees" and the entire 1,000 packs went 
to the Hoff General Hospital in Santa Bar- 
bara, which is the nearest hospital for army 
casualties of this war. 

Wanna Swap? 

Do you have something you wont to buy, 
sell, or trade? Tell your fellow Ryanites 
about it in this column! Write your ad and 
send it to Keith Monroe, Flying Reporter, or 
drop in the Flying Reporter box just inside 
the main factory entrance. No charge, of 

FOR SALE — Baby's ivory-enameled bed, six 
year size. In perfect condition. Also mat- 
tress. Been used only four weeks. Leaving 
the city and am forced to sell cheap at 
$15.00. Mrs. Margaret Downey, 3894, 
Sheet Metal. 

LOST — Yellow gold ring, black oblong onyx 
stone with small diomond in center. Please 
return to George Rodgers, 1773, Small 
Ports Department, third shift, or call 
Woodcrest 1859. Reward! 

WANTED — Small gasoline motor 3 to I 5 
h.p., good condition, for cosh. W. Kane, 
3087, Inspection Crib 5, second shift. 

FOR SALE — 14-foot Tom Bloke hollow surf 
board. Used very little and is water tight. 
Contact Monley Dean, Service Depart- 
ment, 133. 


TO BUY -^ 
or twin. G. 


- Outboard Motor — 
F. Strickland, Moch. 

WILL SWAP 38 police positive Colt re- 
volver for 16mm moving picture pro- 
jector. S. J. Long, Fuselage Inspection, 

SELL OR SWAP — Complete Dietzen draft- 
ing set consisting of instruments, board, 
triangles, French curve, ink, paper, eras- 
ers, etc. In use only three weeks. Will 
swop for set of used golf clubs. S. Wil- 
kinson, 2531, Finishing Inspection, Crib 

SWAP — 1941 4-door deluxe Oldsmobile 
sedan, fully equipped, will trade for equity 
in house or farm or good lot. Robert 
Vizzini, 680, Airplane Planning. 

SWAP — Two 35-in- baseball bats for what 
have you. W. G. Taylor, 2253 Mechanical 
Maintenance, second shift. 

WANTED — Outboard motor. George Brooks, 
1259, Drop Hammer, third shift. 

WANTED — Used radio not over 2 years old. 
Jack Wilton, 25, Salvage. 

WANTED — Washing machine. Will pay top 
price for late model in good condition. 
F. W. Reed, 813, Contract Administra- 

SELL OR SWAP — Iver-Johnson Bicycle with 
new pre-war 28" tires for $30.00 or a 
baby buggy. Bill Barry, 431, Contract 
Engineering. Home phone T-2771. 

SWAP — Genuine English custom made Gar- 
land automatic record changer. Plays 
10" or 12" records without changing and 
automatically shuts off after lost rec- 
ord. Wont boat, motor scooter, or radio 
test equipment. Jack Graham, 287, Air- 
plane Welding. 

WANTED — Back issues of "Flying Report- 
er," as follows: 

Volume 3, No. 10. 

Volume 4, No. 5. 

Volume 4, No. 9. 

Volume 4, No. 10. 
Please contact R. S. Cunningham, Produc- 
tion Control Superintendent, Phone 273. 

RADIO REPAIRS — I am repairing rodios for 
Ryan employees exclusively in my spare 
time at home. This way you can get good 
service from someone who is known to 
everybody and be assured of a good job. 
Will pick up and deliver at the back gate 
after work every night. Contact me dur- 
ing rest periods. No auto radios. L. E. 
Garrison (Poppy), 1532, Manifold In- 

WANTED TO TRADE — My one-bedroom 
furnished house for a two-bedroom fur- 
nished house. I hove house with one bed- 
room, kitchen, living room, dinette and 
bath, furnished complete with linens, 
dishes, utensils. No garage. Walking dis- 
tance to oircroft companies. On 2nd 
Avenue, $40.00 per month. I want house 
with 2 bedrooms, dining room, kitchen 
and bath, furnished. $40.00 or not over 
$45.00 Dishes and linens not necessary; 
garage preferable. Near street car be- 
tween 1st and 30th near University. Lt. 
G. R. Bills, Plant Protection Office. 

FOR SALE — Dobermon Pinscher pup. Car- 
mock Berrymon, 2615, Inspection, Crib 3. 

WANTED — Red and green wing tip naviga- 
tion lights, fabric and clear dope, com- 
pass, boll and bank meter, air speed in- 
dicator. R. L. Scott, 3841 Mechanical 

FOR SALE — One pair of Brooks white fig- 
ure skates, size 4'/2, $9. Charles Lehton, 
108, Electrical Maintenance. 

SELL OR SWAP — "Flash-A-Call" inter- 
communication system capable of carry- 
ing up to 10 sub-stations. Consists of 
Master Control and one sub-station. 
New — used for demonstrations only. As 
many sub-stations as desired may be ob- 
tained Ferd. Wolfram, 3053, Drop-Hom- 
hem, third shift. 

WANTED — Light-weight English or Amer- 
ican bicycle. Will pay top price. Eorl At- 
kinson, 1241, Drop Hammer. 

— 14 — 


by Jack Graham 

Meet genial BILL KELLER, manager of 
Ryan's company tool store. Bill has hod on 
exciting career as on amateur explorer and 
miner, and has amassed o mighty fine col- 
lection of stones. 

Bill spent 20 years troveling the deserts 
and mountains of western America. He's hod 
many varied experiences. Once he called 
at a neighbor's cabin, found his car in 
front loaded with ammunition, tools and 
supplies for o long prospecting trip — but no 
neighbor. The man has never been seen 
since that day, and Bill has often wondered 
just what the true explonotion is for thot 
Nevada mystery. 

He knows a place m Nevoda where you 
con find volcanic pellets smooth and round 
as cannonbolls, weighing many pounds, ly- 
ing in the mountoins more than fifteen 
miles from the volcano of their origin. He's 
seen beaches covered with moonstones, 
onyx and other sought-ofter stones. He con 
still find gold in sufficient quantities to 
make a good living, but he's settled down 
to city life now. 

Then there's Mrs. KATE WEEKS, who has 
charge of the Ryan monifold jigs and dies 
room. She was o teacher for 1 5 years in 
the Passaic, N. J., public schools, where 
she pioneered in the teaching of subnormal 

Her interest in their problems led to the 
development of metalwork and handicraft 
training for these retarded youngsters; she 
was able during her career to set many o 
discouraged boy right in his way of think- 
ing ond feeling. 

Mrs. Weeks received widespread recogni- 
tion for her work among foreign children, 
many of whom were looked down upon be- 
cause of their nationality. Her students re- 
mained loyal to her ond still correspond 
with her. 

She has traveled extensively in Europe, 
and was in Germany shortly before the war 
broke out. She was amazed at the sight 
of German soldiers troining everywhere. 

One night in Nuremberg, while she was 
dining at her hotel, a large party of block- 
shirted Schutzstoffel — Hitler's elite storm 
troopers — swept in and announced that Hit- 
ler was about to arrive. She wos forced to 
vacate her room to moke space for the 
Fuehrer's entourage. 

Mrs. Weeks remembers Hitler as a hand- 
some, striking, perfectly dressed man, who 
is quiet and unassuming until he talks. Then 
he becomes violent and hysterical. She soys 
he used to be tall and thin, but seems to 
have put on a lot of weight in recent 

Mrs. Weeks now lives in La Jollo with o 
former vice-principal of Passaic schools. She 
has o beautiful collection of brass work and 
does both hond-hommering and soldering of 
brass articles. Her early art school training 
gave her the ability to do intricate and in- 
teresting designs in brass. 





Fumes From the Paint Shop 

by George and Lil 

(Continued from Poge 3) 

only one in San Diego boasting a silver tro- 
phy as a doorstop. "The first bucking con- 
test I entered was up in Montana when I 
was 19 and I made myself $150. Guess that 
musta started me off. After that I went from 
contest to contest and in 1926 was bucking 
champ at Pendleton, Oregon, for a purse 
of $1500. Later I went to Hollywood and 
they were looking for someone's neck to 
risk. Mine volunteered and I began falling 
off horses for pictures like Wells Fargo, 
Northwest Passage and some of the others. 
All my bachelor days I'd thought that if 
ever I reached Hollywood, I'd surely fall — 
and then it had to be off a horse. 

"The thing I remember most about 
round-ups is the cowboy coffee. Say, one 
drop of that stuff will waterproof a fence 
post. Pour a cup of it into a prairie dog 
village, and the rattlesnakes, owls and go- 
phers will light out for high grounds. It's 
a sublimate corrosive of concentrated venom 
and is so bitter that it con be sweetened by 
steel filings, ground glass and plaster of 
Paris. It's stronger than the Atlantic cable, 
blacker than a mule's bedroom and hotter 
than a comet's tail. 

"But getting off of coffee and bock to 
round-ups, the guys who've been at the 
game most recently are Bill Kline and 
Michael Brush. Quit hiding your light under 
a barrel over there, fellas." 

Bill Kline crossed his legs. "I roped at 
the 101 Ranch too, but not at the same 
time Walsh was there. Then I've done a 
good bit of rodeo roping at Fort Worth, and 
in various Oklahoma rodeos. Recently I've 
roped a little up at Burbank and I keep 
doing a lot of riding — I have to, I've got 
seven horses." 

Attention had shifted to Brush, who was 
drawing something in the sand. "I was on 
a ranch for a couple of years over near 
Santo Fe adjoining Tex Austin's old ranch. 
Didn't really do any bronc bustin' but we 
were breaking in horses for the Army. Odom 
is the horse breakin' guy." 

"That was in Texas," Odom took it up, 
"when there were plenty of wild horses 
floatin' around. We'd starve them for water, 
catch them when they come in after it, 
break as many as we could and sell the 
bod ones to the rodeos. We were 128 miles 
from the nearest railroad and sometimes I 
went as long as 3 years without seeing an- 
other American. They were oil Mexican." 

Way in the back someone had started 
humming "Old Sam Bass" and gradually the 
others were joining in. Then the still night 
air rang with a series of plaintive cowboy 
melodies, one after the other, punctuated 
only by short and lively discussions of dal- 
lies and rigging, of Charlie Irwin and Old 
Till Taylor and other familiar characters of 
cowboy lore. 

No, this round-up never really 

happened. But it could. Ryan has enough 
crock riders to put on a full-size rodeo right 
here at home! 

Well, folks, here we are again. Spring 
is here and romance is in the air. Speaking 
of romance reminds me of a very serious, 
happy young sprayman at Ryans. One Jan- 
uary evening he was very busy spraying 
away when along came Cupid with his little 
bow and arrow and zing. Poor CHAD will 
never be the same again. But after all, who 
would want to be, after meeting IRENE? 
So on May 1 7th they walked up the aisle 
and said "I do." 

The bride wore a lovely dress of satin 
and lace. Her veil was of white lace with 
a halo of peach blossoms, and she carried 
a bouquet of white roses. Her bridesmaid 
wore a pink lace dress with veil to match 
and carried a bouquet of pink roses and 
larkspur. What did the groom wear.' Ah yes, 
now I remember. He wore a smile, some- 
thing very unusual for a groom. 

They are really a couple of swell kids, 
proof of which is the large number of 
friends they hove at Ryan and the lovely 
gifts they received. 

There is another wedding coming up in 
June. Who, you say? Well, I'll not tell. 
You guess. 

So BILL BOWMAN doesn't like it because 
none of the day shift are mentioned in this 
article. What's wrong with the day shift. 
Bill? Let's hove something written by them. 

Please don't mention anything to the 
Finishing department about the center wing 
or they will be going around mumbling to 

Sorry we have to leave you folks after 
just starting this column. But most of us 
are scattered around, so this is George ond 
Lil signing off. 



(Continued from page 4) 

Every now and then such cases arise, 
where some employee bluntly defies the com- 
pany guards and parks wherever he pleases. 
The guards are instructed not to orgue, but 
merely to take the case up with the proper 
department head. To the regret of everyone 
concerned, more than one belligerent worker 
has had to be dismissed because of contin- 
ued refusal to cooperate with the company 

"People can't seem to understond why we 
cops should be allowed to pork our own 
cars at the curb," Chief Peter soys. "They 
don't realize that Plant Protection has de- 
tailed plans laid out in cose of fire, earth- 
quake, explosion, air raid, invasion or any 
other conceivable emergency. Each of these 
plans calls for split-second action by every 
mon on the force — and many of these plans 
require the men to use their cars. That's 
one reason why those cars are always kept 
close at hand. Another reason is that when- 
ever any Ryan employee is taken sick, it's 
usually up to Plant Protection to take that 
individual home or to the hospital. We use 
our own cars because that's frequently footer 
than hunting up a company car." 

Places are also reserved near the front of 
the factory for customers and salesmen. 
"Since those people are doing business with 
our company, and providing either the or- 
ders or the equipment on which every Ryon- 
ite's bread and butter depends, we think 
they're entitled to the courtesy of a parkina 
space that is fairly convenient for them," 
Gee points out. "That's the way the company 
management feels about it, and that's the 
woy I think the rest of the company will fesi 
too, when they understand the reason. 

"The police also try to save a few places 
in front, or near the gate, for Ryan work- 

— 15 — 

ers who must moke frequent trips during the 
day to other plants or to downtown offices. 
This is only common sense too, since pro- 
duction might be slowed down if these men 
were deloyed." 

The parking problem should be much 
eased when Ryan's new parking lot is fin- 
ished. In the meantime, if you think you're 
entitled to a better place than you're get- 
ting, stop in and talk it over with Al Gee. 
He's friendly, open-minded gent, and if 
you con show him that there's a real need 
for you to pork closer to your work, he'll try 
to fix it up for you. 

It costs the company extra money to as- 
sign plont policemen to parking supervision 
— because the parking rush hours come at 
the change of shifts and therefore involve 
overtime pay for the policemen. The com- 
pany is paying this extra money just to 
make it easier for you to park, and the 
company knows its money is well spent, too. 
One day, as on experiment, the porking 
squad was pulled off and Ryonites left to 
get in and out of the parking lot without 
supervision. It took them more than 30 
minutes to do it, as compared with the 12 
minutes that's standard time with the cops 
on the job. And if you can remember bock 
to the time when there were no policemen 
in the porking lot, you'll recall that cars 
were often parked five deep — so that any- 
one who suddenly had to leave the plant for 
any emergency was out of luck if his car 
happened to be in the middle. 

The police admit that they've constantly 
mode chonges in the areas to which they 
assigned cars, but there's always a reason 
for the change. When cars were chased off 
certain roadway sections in front of the foc- 
tory, it was because contractors were puttinq 
Harbor Drive through that section and 
threatened to hove the cars dragged away 
if they were found parked in the way of 
the rood gong. When drivers were suddenly 
refused permission to pork in sections of the 
parking lot they'd used the day before, it 
was because that section was scheduled for 
camoufloge painting or a new coating of 
oil or gravel. So don't think the cops are 
eccentric when they change their minds from 
day to day. They do it because they hove to. 

'Da ^ccc 'TC.KOUA Someone 
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Ryan needs men workers of all kinds. Do you know a high school 
boy, or a teacher, who could spend his summer vacation working 
here? Do you know a man in a non-essential occupation who 
could be persuaded to switch to essential war work with Ryan? 

If you do — bring him in ! We want to see him! 

If you think Ryan is a swell place to work — as most Ryanites 
do — spread the good word to your friends. Urge them to work here 
too, if they're not already occupied in an essential war job. Remind 

"Ryan needs you . . . but more important, your country needs 
you! When you work for Ryan, you're working for America and 
everything it means to you. If you can't fight, there's nothing 
more important you can do than this." 


Now that VIRGINIA McCAlN, the Re- 
leaser, has up and got married, the season 
for gols named Virginia to get married draws 
to its official close, and the season for Lou- 
ises opens. Leading off is LOUISE COOPER, 
who takes a husband and leaves the Service 
Department, thereby dealing it a stunning 
blow. Adieu, adieu. Thus the marrioge of 
the issue. 

Next item of note is the great ice-skating 
(or Schlittschuhfohren, as the Germans so 
inelegantly put it) party that was given be- 
tween lost issue and this. We would be glad 
to tell you all about it, but this column is in 
fair woy to becoming a McREYNOLDS De- 
partment, so we'll just gloss over it. It was 
very well attended, people had just simply 
loads of fun, and it developed that EDDIE 
OBERBAUER turns out to be one of the 
greatest horizontal skaters of our time. On 
the other hand (i.e., with respect to stable 
equilibrium! , GUS OHLSON of Stress hereby 
and hereafter becomes known as the Sonja 
Henie of Engineering. 

It must, of course, come as quite a shock 
to some Southern Californians to learn that 
a variant of skating is done on that com- 
modity which they sometimes find in their 
refrigerators and highball glasses, so a word 
or two about ice would not be amiss. 

Ice is the solid phase of water, and has a 
specific gravity somewhat less than that of 
the liquid phase, and a great deal more than 
that of the vapor phase. Now it sometimes 
happens that in less enlightened parts of the 
country the temperatures during the rainy 
season fall so low that great sheets of this 
substance ore formed atop exposed bodies 
of water; and when sufficiently thick, it of- 
fords a medium for the sport of ice-skating. 
This is accomplished by attaching steel 
blades, generally hollow-ground, to shoes, 
and by standing thus equipped on the ice, 
great pressures are created which temporar- 
ily melt the ice under the blades and so 
provide a lubricating medium. This happy 
set of conditions results in a great many 
broken legs, cracked skulls and sprained 
backs, not to mention a great deal of merri- 
ment. Skating is also referred to, humor- 
ously of course, as a very healthy sport. A 
great many authors and poets have praised 
this pastime, but, significantly, neither the 
Greeks, Arabians, Carthaginians or Per- 
sians refer to it in the classics, possibly be- 
cause of religious or ethical taboos. 

All Ryanites interested in the burning is- 
sues of the day are urged to join in the 
great new controversy: Is a Hotfoot More 
Obnoxious Because of the Heat Or Because 
of Possible Damage to Shoes? Anyone with 
decided opinions on the subject is urged 
to write to HAL STEVENSON, in Engineer- 
ing. Here is the beginning of a new cru- 

Having been traded out of Illustration 
(sic transit gloria ortis) for two bush- 
league outfielders and a bagful of mar- 
bles, our unhappy lot has fallen to sitting 

next to that talented (this looks good in 
print) cartoonist, MIKE BRUSH. This oh — 
person — is addicted to manufacturing jokes 
of the most odious and reprehensible sort, 
and we look forward to the completion of 
the new building, when probably the re- 
shuffling will land us at a table next to 
some lovely tomato. Sample of a Brush 

Brush: "You know, I have a gem of a 

Odin (biting): "How so?" 
Brush: "It has so many faucets." 
If you wish on explanation of this jewel, 
send two bits in coins and stamps to this 
column and we will spend them on riotous 
living. To forget, to forget. 

Speaking of Illustration (as we were a 
paragraph ago), may we introduce you to 
FRANK EIHOLTZ, new illustrator, who is 
ranked as one of the ten best archers in 
the realm. He can make William Tell (hero 
of the Lone Ranger's theme song) look 
like a novice, and will talk to you with en- 
thusiasm about anything at all in the world 
of sports, so long as it is Archery. His am- 
bition is to have two more sons, whom he can 
name Fletcher and Archer; he spends all his 
summers at Lake Arrowhead, and hopes to 
retire some day to Medicine Bow, Nebraska. 
Seriously, he makes all his own excellent 
bows (which bring fancy prices), and has 
invented an excellent sight for bows, and a 
three-piece center-shot bow. He is fond of 

(a) hunting gome with bow-and-arrow, and 

(b) competing with firearm marksmen. 

Are you listenin', Mr. SINCLAIR? How 
would it be if you put on apple on Frank's 
head and took a shot at it, and then vice- 
versa? You could toss a coin to see who 
goes first. And we do mean "goes." 

RyanitB Sends 
Easter Greetings 

Carl Huchting of the Shipping department 
is mighty popular with a battalion of sol- 
diers somewhere overseas. They've never 
met him, but they'd like to. 

Carl recently made up a large number 
of elaborate, beautifully-done Easter greet- 
ing cards and sent them to Captain Edward 
B. Rouse, commanding officer of an Army 
battalion at one of the fighting fronts. 
Captain Rouse wrote a letter of thanks 
which is one of Carl's most prized posses- 

"I don't know enough words to express 
my thanks, and the thanks of the men, for 
the cords you sent," the officer wrote. "It 
would have done your heart good to have 
heard the remarks and to have seen the 
expressions on some of their faces. 

"Most people don't realize what or how 
these kids feel about holidays and about 
their homes. We work all day and late at 
night when necessary, but when we do get 
a chance to rest, the old brain cell starts 
thinking of home. 

"As the time grows closer to the period 
where we will be exchanging shots, we think 
whether we'll be coming bock, and wonder 
if there isn't something we have forgotten 
at home. ... I'm looking forward to the 
time I con come to Son Diego and meet 
you in person." 

Hap Hazard Jains 
H. K. B. C. Bratlierhoad 

by M. M. Clancy 

"Whew," said Mr. Hazard, "kinda hot in 
here." He opened the door, not bothering 
to read the sign saying, "Leave every hope 
behind, ye who enter." Mr. Hop Hazard 
never bothered to read signs. For example, 
he never paid attention to "No Smoking" 
signs or such warnings as "Wear Goggles at 
the Grinder." 

Hap was always careless. He hod been 
mending a paper machine, when he slipped 
and fell between the rollers. 

"Well," said Hap, "this is a nice chummy 
atmosphere," as a man with a spearhead 
tail and evening clothes approached. 

"Welcome to our little circle," said the 
man as he took off his top hat, revealing his 
newly manicured horns, "we are most happy 
to have with us a member of the Hari-Kari- 
By-Carelessness Brotherhood." 

He was followed by a cheering mob of 
men who stumbled and tripped clumsily at 
every step. They too were members of the 
H.K.B.C. Brotherhood. 

"These," said our mephistopholean 
friend, "are all friends of yours. Mr. Sllip- 
schodd here, for example, did not believe 
in using rubber gloves for handling electric 

Here is my own dear friend Mr. Droopi- 
drorers. He was never awake on the job. 
Too much boozin' — not enough snoozin'. 
He went through a punch press. 

And meet Mr. Seivebrain. He always 
mixes his orders. The last order he mixed, 
he put a six second fuse on a blast instead 
of a six minute one. 

Mr. Dongivvowhoop was never careful 
with a knife. He cut himself so many times 
he looked like a statue of Venus de Milo. 

And here is a seat reserved for the man 
who mokes the biggest mistake of oil. Every 
time you make o mistake you help him. 
But he is the only man we're glad to see 
make a mistake. His latest was attacking 


Uisiting Hurse 
Joins Ryan Staff 

Something new has been added — and 
this time it's MISS BETTY MILLS, regis- 
tered nurse, who has joined the Personnel 
department staff to render what assistance 
she can to Ryanites absent because of ill- 
ness or accident. Miss Mills, who trained 
and has been practicing at Mercy Hospital, 
plans to devote most of her time to em- 
ployees absent three days or more. How- 
ever, she's at the service of any Ryonite 
who needs to locate a doctor or procure a 
prescription in a hurry. Miss Mills can be 
reached at Extension 309 in the Personnel 


Are you int-erested in having any 
sport organized? Chess? Checkers? 
Horseshoes? Or some other sport? 
Fill out this blank and turn it in to 



Clock No Sport 

Smoke From- 
A Test Tube 

■by Sally and Sue- 

Visitors in the Laboratory, not official 
visitors, but rather tiny little fellows that 
scampered out when they thought the all 
clear signal was on. Yes, we had more than 
one visitor lately — in fact, we had five in 
one afternoon — five baby mice who started 
out to see the world and discovered what 
makes a Laboratory tick. 

They really were appealing little fellows 
— their heads were almost as large as their 
bodies, and they stood up like chipmunks 
and ate crumbs from between their paws. 
One little inquisitor wandered into the In- 
spection Department, and we found that 
MARION CONTRERAS immediately gave 
the typical female cry of "Mouse, where?" 
and immediately proceeded to climb upon 
her desk in horror and fright and look long- 
ingly toward the chandeliers. 

We finally discovered what was bring- 
ing our visitors. When Mr. VAN DEN 
AKKER left the Laboratory for the office of 
the Asst. Production Supt., he left behind 
some Braumeister cheese in the icebox. It 
must be mighty potent by now to draw 
five little visitors to the Lab. 

What mokes a ration card go farther? 
Why, victory gardens, of course, and almost 
every member of the Lob is gardening for 
victory, it seems: everything from corn, to- 
matoes, potatoes, beans, etc., to a few new 
vegetables we can't even pronounce, let 
alone spell. "BO" FLOERSCH is eating 
strawberries from a barrel, — it's not every- 
one who con pick a barrel of strawberries. 
We'll be right up. Bo. Then, we have a 
pair of share-croppers, "MAC" MclNTYRE 
and BILL BATZLOFF, who have a coopera- 
tive garden that seems to be bringing in 
good returns. MARTY CHUDNOFF does 
not hove one of his own, so he gardens for 
his friends on weekends. Will he be popular 
now that this secret is out? And he's the 
boy who claims roses in California aren't as 
fragrant as those "bock home" in Pennsyl- 
tucky, but our vegetables have just as 
many vitamins, and more, you notice, 
Marty. "HAL" HASENBECK has a gar- 
den to be proud of, and TOMMY BRANCH 
claims his squash are so-o-o-o-o big, he's 
almost willing to bet on them. Careful, 
Tommy. We've also heard our bachelors 
ore "raising the dickens." Tsk, Tsk!! 

Things hove come to a pretty pass in 
the Hall of Science section of Ye Olde Lab- 
oratory — the he-man domain, unsullied by 
feminine influence, and all that sort of rot 
— when the boys borrow mirrors three 
times a day for two days in a row. We have 
our suspicions as to the purpose in mind. 
We think they were primping! Anyhow, 
when the mirrors were returned, the bear- 
ers were reported to have hod neat parts 
in their toupees, rosy cheeks, and beauty 

marks. Must be a new order among the ma- 

The public missed out on a great show 
when they missed seeing MARTY "GAR- 
DOWN SISTER" HIXSON in their leg beauty 
contest. The subject of the modern trend, 
insofar as garters are concerned, and the 
desirability of hair on the legs were the 
two main items of interest. It all started 
with a controversy as to who could bend 
over from the waist and touch his palms 
to the floor the most times (without bend- 
ing the knees, of course). The contest- 
ants, hereafter known as "The Calisthenic 
Kids," emerged from the battle with red, 
triumphant faces, and demanded on imme- 
diate, unbiased verdict. The judges, how- 
ever, were so convulsed that no definite 
champion has as yet been named. Stand by 
for further developments. 

The Lob now has its long-awaited dork 
room, and believe me, it's really dork. We 
ought to know, because the two Super 
Snoopers snooped once too often and got 
lost in there the other day. Getting out is 
really a very complicated procedure, we dis- 
covered, OS we fumbled our way around 
trying to get unraveled from the folds of 
the two heavy black curtains which guoran- 
antee absolute darkness. Seriously, this dork 
room is a welcome addition to the Labora- 
tory, and it will be put to good use in con- 
nection with our new spectrograph and met- 

Congratulations and best wishes to our 
new Director of Laboratories — genial JIM 

We understand that the Sheet Metal 
Dept. is taking up a collection for the very 
humanitarian purpose of buying BILL 
BROWN a snood. 'Nuff said! 

Recap Vaur Tires 
Ulhen They Heed It 

Warning — if your tires need recapping 
and you don't have it done, you may be re- 
fused a renewal of your gasoline ration! 

In on announcement to all Son Diego 
car owners, Dennie Roult, the OPA'S dis- 
trict tire examiner, says: 

"Employees who have passenger car tires 
on their cars that are smooth or worn to 
the point that they should be recapped, 
should not overlook this important fact. In 
most coses the tires you have on your car 
are better tires than any Grade III or 
Grade II tires you can replace them with. 

"You don't need a certificate from a Ra- 
tion Board to have your tires recapped. If 
you are negligent and let those tires run 
beyond the recapping point, you are causing 
ABUSE and when the time comes for you 
to get a renewal for gasoline, you will be 
disappointed as the tire you abuse will be 
checked and your employer will be notified. 

"If your tire is not worth recapping, have 
your Tire Inspector write on your Tire In- 
spection Record these words: 'Continue to 
run out. No abuse'." 


Time lost in 1941 by accidents could hove 
built 15,000 bombers. 

This could easily be called "Old Home 
Week," or words to that effect, because the 
whole gong is bock with us again. Surely 
seems swell to have the Double R back on 
this side of the field. Final Assembly just 
isn't Final Assembly without him around. 
The only thing is, he keeps us all hungry 
by talking about the good, fresh vegetables 
he and his family ore enjoying from their 
Victory garden. Something new has been 
added out in the north-west corner of the 
building. We now boast a second shift. 
DICK "MAJOR" WILLIAMS is in charge. 
We miss him during the day, but he soys 
he likes his new hours. 

From listening to the conversations fly- 
ing around these parts, I gather that the 
boys and girls are mighty glad to be bock. 
They all say that they learned something 
while over there, namely: there is no place 
like Ryan's. They are all bock on the beam 
again, this time for keeps. 

Seems like Final Assembly is beginning 
to blossom out with "Champion" sportsmen. 
After boasting the winning team in the Win- 
ter Bowling League, we now possess the 
winner of the recent Ryan Golf Match, 


RALPH FELIX. Congrats, and keep in there 
hacking away, and you will be a full-fledged 
duffer, as ore the greater port of the Final 
Assembly males, and one other I could men- 

enjoying their vacation this week. (I hope 
they are enjoying it, but from the lost re- 
port, the gas situation was cramping their 
styles something terrific.! Speaking of va- 
cations, and the good old summer time, have 
you noticed all the red faces and arms 
around the factory? Lots of the boys and 
girls hove been nursing the result of a lit- 
tle too much sunshine. FLORENCE JOHN- 
STON was our first casualty. She was un- 
able to work one day, and is still limping 
around with that "never again" look on 
her face. WANDA TREMBLY and her hus- 
band took a trip to L.A. over the week-end. 
Seems that there were just too many ser- 
vice men for Wondo to cope with. The con- 
ductor was saying, "All o-b-o-a-r-d," and 
she was still way bock there in line some- 
place. Result: Arrived at work one day 

Once again I am late, so this will have to 
do for this time. 


Flonnie Freeman 

This column has at last gone to the 
dogs when BOB CHRISTY, our columnist, 
asked "yours truly" to take over. It seems 
as though the Engineering Room is knee 
deep in drawings right now; therefore, Bob 
asked me to pinch hit for him. 

Those in the engineering room finally 
got tired of having to look thirty minutes 
or so for one drawing, so they are now try- 
ing to straighten it all out. We hear much 
about "Gremlins" getting into the draw- 
mgs and messing them up, but we wonder. 
Bob, why don't you just get a large barrel 
and throw them all in, and then it would 
be much easier to go through that than 
having them scattered about. They would 
at least be in one spot. Personally, I think 
they have the spring cleaning fever. 

I think this would be a good spot to say 
something about our regular columnist. Bob 
is Supervisor of Engineering, and even 
though he is short of help most of the time, 
what with losing men to Uncle Sam, and 
the difficulties nowadays of getting good 
engineers, he does a very nice job of get- 
ting the work done with his few but faith- 
ful. He is one of those few people we know 
who never get, or never seem to get, ruffled 
about anything, always has a smile and a 
snappy comeback, even at times when most 
of us would be ready to fly into a rage 
at anyone who looks our way. He is also re- 
sponsible for getting the gang together for 
picnics, bowling games, or any of those 
after-working-hours "doings" that help to 
"keep Jack from being a dull boy." He can 
be depended on to do it up right. Bob, you 
may say this is "blarney," but we do ap- 
preciate you, even though we never tell you 
about it. 

Speaking of bowling, our boys started the 
summer season with a bang, winning four 
games, and then that much talked-obout 
"Gremlin" happened along. They soy they 
have definitely "fizzled" and have won 
six and lost six. Well, we are still depending 
on oil of you to make a big show tonight. 
They claim they will really have something 
to tell us about tomorrow. Luck to you. 

We spoke in the last column of receiv- 
ing letter from BILL HOUSTON, one of 
our former employees, who is now one of 
Uncle Sam's chosen, so we must tell you 
about hearing from Miss HAYDEE HOOD, 
who joined the WAACS. In spite of all peo- 
ple say in regard to their not being able to 
take it, the women are doing a good job 
of being soldiers. She had quite a time writ- 
ing us, for she was constantly interrupted 
by "All out! On the double!", but she gave 
us a very good idea of what the Women's 
Army is like. To quote her, "There's some- 
thing very interesting about this Women's 
Army that holds one's interest, possibly the 
'never know what's next,' that keeps us 
going." Haydee, we were really glad to hear 

from you, and hats off to you and all those 
who ore "joining up" with Uncle Sam. 

We must say something about our new 
"papas" before we end this. B. R. Mc- 
CLENDON and BILL DEAN are still very 
proud, in spite of the fact the baby keeps 
them awake at nights. Mr. McClendon brags 
that his baby (one month old I has been 
known to "wiggle" out from under the 
cover that has been pinned down at the 
shoulders and get on top of it. We asked 
him if he were having dotes as yet, and our 
answer was, "No, not yet, but I caught him 
out playing pool with the boys the other 

We didn't have the opportunity of wel- 
coming our newcomer in the last issue, so 

right here we mention Mrs. LAURA 
SCHMICK, who comes from Omaha, Ne- 

The word "vacation" is obsolete around 
this office, or that is, just forgotten, but 
GENE MARSH thought he was going to 
hove a grand and glorious one when his 
wife went to L. A. to visit for a week. The 
first three days were fine, but now he has 
decided that to "live alone and like it" is 
no fun. We thought so. Gene. 

In closing, we wish to tell the good news 
that the new Office Building is nearing 
completion and will be ready for occupancy 
before very long, in spite of difficulties that 
have been experienced in getting materials 
and labor. 


wing Tips 

by Chuck Kellogg 

Another day, another dollar, another wor 
bond, oh boy! How the Japs will holler. 
Remember the old days? I know the old 
times well. BUD BEERY, DOUG BEEBE, 
BURKE and some others who were here 
when the Ryan Aeronautical Company was 
a small building down by the waterfront. A 
few of you can remember when it wasn't 
even a building, but part of the Ryan 
School. Some of you even went through the 
school OS students. It is quite a bit dif- 
ferent these days, isn't it, fellows? Build- 
ing airplanes as large as one of the old 
departments — pretty girls on all sides — new- 
comers who have worked at oil kinds of 
different jobs, some who even had their 
own businesses. 

It is certainly a thrill to work in this 
new factory compared with the old. New 
jobs, new people, and new experiences. I 
think we are all glad of the chance to 
learn more about this type of work, be- 
sides helping on the production line of 
America. After all, with the experience we 
mechanics of the wing assembly have hod 

and are getting, we are of more use to the 
production army every day. We can also 
be sure that even if we never fight in 
this war, we certainly have helped to win it. 

Well, that is all from me for this week. 
I have been promoted to editor of this col- 
umn and you can now hear from our star 
reporter, Mr. R. F. HERSEY. 

Again our Wing department will struggle 
through another picnic. Our last two were 
successful — it rained both times. But 
KELLOGG is taking all bets on fair weather 
for the 23 rd of this month. P. S. He is 
backed by the Chamber of Commerce. Yes! 
Their finances are exhausted from the same 
type of bets. 

We still hove the some three fellows 
sponsoring our picnic — HERSEY, BLOUNT 
and SCHEIDLE. Their activities are, in 
name order. Brains, Beer and Brawn. 

Now a little about a swell set of rivet- 
ers we have in our department. Their shop 
names are "BUCKING BURWELL" and 
"SNOOSE MUSE." Burwell weighs in at 90 
pounds and Muse at 1 90 pounds. These 
two boys sure get along great together. 
When Muse hits a rivet, Burwell springs 
back about ten feet, but he always comes 
back for more. Keep up the good work, 
fellows, you're O.K. Adios, 


19 — 


by Pat Eden 

Excitement is certainly not lacking in the 
Purchasing Department. Outstanding is the 
contest over who gets the bond which is 
bought weekly by members of the depart- 
ment. So far HENRY PIPER and DREW 
SUTTON hold the honors. . . . MAX- 
INE'S latest hobby of modeling eye-leveling 
costumes — well, NOMA, the artist, captured 
the exact lines. Con you guess who the girl 
is who portrays the little blue neon light? 
— The surname is PEARSON. . . . There 
used to be Three Little Sisters, but this time 
it's the Three Little Room-ers (ELLEN, 
SARAH and ESTHER! who decided they 
needed Ocean Beach's vitamins and vic- 
tory gardens. . . . JANE BRUSH is the 
one for hair-dos; her latest is the old-fash- 
ioned up-sweep, but look out for those mod- 
ernistic comebacks she does in such unarm- 
ing manner! . . . Who is OSCAR? Paging 
Oscar. Not Mrs. Miniver's Oscar, mind 
you. Must be he isn't deep in the heart 
of Texas — GLADYS should know. . . 

EDIE KING is tip-toeing on top of the clouds 
because her WINN is not so for away. . . . 
Takes Doctors of Letters to satisfy some, 
but not these Mail-box-Grabbers: MARIE, 
GLADYS. Home front soldiers. . . . Mr. 
RIGLEY is the one — he even shoots trou- 
ble! ... If a certain Englishman were to 
land on Lindbergh Field I wonder what 
would happen to BETTY EDWARDS? . . . 
Hove you ever seen LOLITA pondering over 
what she was pounding or was it pounding 
over what she was pondering? . . . Mr. 
WILKINSON just "steels away" most of his 
time. Maybe Dr. CMP could give him a 
readier diagnosis in his caze or perhaps a 
very productive prescription? HILDA too 
is suffering with symptoms of CMP along 
with Mr. Wilkinson. . . . FLORA and 
JEAN never seem to catch up with the 
"C" 's. . . . I am wondering or is it wan- 
dering — my conscience? . . . BOB GROVE 
is so 90% perfect Uncle Sam just hod to 
have him. . . . Mr. RIGLEY with his ac- 
robatic manner — phone in left crook of 
neck, listening and telling them a thing or 
two — pen in left hand jotting down informa- 
tion. Wonder if he performs his gardening 
with such versatility? ... If only we could 
read between the lines of JOHN O'NEILL'S 

chuckles? ... Mr. WILLIAMS with his 
"Never know when I'll upset your equilib- 
rium." . . . HANK has such a susceptible 
grin we find we have to follow suit regard- 
less of how we feel. . . . 

First there's GROVE — BOB 

He's right on the job. 

Then there's WILLIAMS; He's fine Folk 

Always ready for a joke. 

JOHN O'NEILL'S department's fine 

He alwoys odds his line. 

Need we say that HANK 

Is a leader in our rank? 

Mr. BECK old-timer, gee 

For he's seen most of the glee 

That others may have missed 

Coming on a later list. 

Mr. COX maintains Purchasing is the best 

Leading in with all the rest. 

None can surpass the flare 

Which BOB STEVENSON has for being there 

When and where he is needed most 

Cooperation is no boast. 

Watch Mr. WILKINSON wade deep in steel 

But not in the manner of Achilles heel. 

Just give him the rope 

He always comes in with the dope. 

Mr. DREW SUTTON takes quite o cuffing 

Manifold meetings ore no bluffing. 

Ask the man who stands right in 

Until he comes out with smiles that win. 

Mr. RIGLEY leads his crew 

Guiding them to things to do. 

Keeping up with his pace. 

Mokes production — a real roce. 

Now we'll close this little ditty 

Hoping that we've slighted none — 

As it's only done in fun. 


From the Beam 

by Pat Kelly 

We, too, have questioned ourselves as to 
the whereabouts of that hearty son of the sea, 
"Muster Glencannon." Now there's a genu- 
ine chip off the proverbial block; a "natur- 
al," if you please, who ordinarily griped at 
the hum-drum everyday life, but who played 
a four-quarter All-Americon game when 
called upon to do his port. So, as we take 
pen in hand, we can think of no advice more 
fitting to follow than that often given by 
Glencannon himself when preparing to pay 
strenuous attention to his machinery. Hence, 
we place a spot of "Duggon's Dew" at our 
elbow. Perhaps it will stimulate the imagi- 
nation ! 

As we glance down from the beam we find 
a restaurateur in our midst. The service rec- 
ord of this handsome, clever chop reveals 
soldier, aviator, trick motorcycle rider, ma- 
chinist, chef. Versatile, wot? When not en- 
raptured with the spinning of his lathe, he 
concocts a ravishing goulash at the "Nip 
and Tuck" on the Causeway road. His 
friends know him as BOB SCOTT. 

We have found that sliding down posts 
is most disconcerting to "SWEDE" HALS, 
so we always avail ourselves of on oppor- 
tunity to drop into the tool crib and pay 
our respects. Suppose we consider, briefly, 
the type "Hals." He meets all comers with 
the sweet greeting of a typical army supply 
sergeant, "Now, we oin't puttin' out nut- 
tin', buddy." His bark is most ferocious, but 
during the post three years we have no 
authentic evidence of a bite. On the other 
hand, with countless thousands of dollars 

in tools as his responsibility, Hals is Hc- 
Koy." That applies to his crew also. 

Some time ago Lady Luck frowned upon 
two of the lads while in the performonce 
of their duties. Both sustained serious injur- 
ies. It is with pleasure that we find 
"RUSTY" RUSTVOLD, of Drop Hammer, 
and TOM CRAYTON, electrician, on the job 
again. Incidentally, "Rusty" is about to 
take that fatal step through the portals of 

L. D. "BLACKIE" BLACKWELL, pickling 
maestro, calmly announces, of his own free 
will and accord, his intention to approach 
the altar with a charming bride on his arm. 
It's the old, old story retold — youth, spring, 
romance. Happy landing, kids! 

We notice Mrs. MOLLY TWITCHELL, 
formerly of Machine Shop, is now wearing 
the distinguishing arm band of on inspector. 

As a variation, which is rumored to be 
the spice of living, when we aren't on the 
beams, we usually are down under some- 
thing. We recently spent many hours on our 
bocks beneath the heating unit of the ad- 
ministration building. This turned out to 
be a "hot" job for all concerned. The switch- 
board operators will vouch for this. 

We once hod a serious tete-a-tete with 
"WHITY" LEHTON on the characteristics 
of electricity. "While electricity is invisible," 
spoke Lehton, "we have means of determin- 
ing its presense." To "KID" KOPS, an- 
other wire-puller, who received a very fine 
singe while lighting a pilot, we might repeat 
the obove quotation, substituting "gas" for 
"electricity." Aye, Kops, the nose knows. 

TOM HAFFEY, new hand in Modeling, is 
an old hand at soldiering. He wears the 
campaign ribbons of the Spanish-American 
War, the Philippine Insurrection, and World 
War I. We understand that when Tom 
tightened up his belt and donned the uni- 
form again in '17, the Kaiser was quoted 
OS saying, "Mein Gott, I gif up." 

S-a-a-y, hove ya noticed the hair-do on 
LOLA KRIEGER, queen of the East Yard? 
Very attractive and, for these sparkling 
California days, very cool. So cool, in fact, 
that while we were innocently attempting to 
classify that particular type of coiffure, we ( 
received an extremely frosty glance! 

The last note of tattoo has sounded. We 
must close. Adios. 

As a special service to San 
Diego war workers, local ra- 
tion boards will stay open from 
6 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday 
evenings, it has been an- 
nounced by the Price and Ra- 
tioning Board. The boards will 
remain open as usual from 
9:30 to 4:30 on Mondays 
through Fridays, and from 9:30 
to 12:30 on Saturdays. 

— 20 — 

How we've grown here in Manifold Small 
Parts! We find ourselves nearly half again 
as large as we were three weeks ago, and 
not too awkward or out at the sleeves be- 
cause of it either. The department is in 
the same state as San Diego: suddenly need- 
ing lots of new people and very suddenly 
getting them. Maybe you short-timers at 
Ryan can avoid the disappointment some 
of the new arrivals in the city had when they 
felt they weren't getting that well-adver- 
tised Southern California welcome. It's more 
than possible that the fellow you think 
ought to be more cordial just got here him- 
self the day before yesterday and is won- 
dering why you don't greet HIM. 

New girls on the second shift usually ore 
taken in hand by IRENE LOUTHERBACK, 
who is the friendliest somebody any ner- 
vous newcomer could hope to find. Irene, 
at four, probably picked up smaller chidren 
when they fell, brushed off their clothes and 
dried their tears. Big sister is away just now 
on a home visit to Texas, but those other 
old hands in G-3 like BEULAH MADISON, 
are being helpful and friendly to the ones 
just joined. ELSIE STEINRUCK, woman pio- 
neer of the group, has moved up from collar 
assembly bench to a machine where she 
works with only one of the newcomers, 'V'lR- 
GINIA LAKE, but she'll lend a hand or give 
advice to the beginners. 

On the day shift, BRITTIE LA PAZE has 
first aid for that lost look and takes espe- 
cially good care of her three proteges at 
tubes. One, FRANCES GIOLZETTI, come to 
the factory o few weeks after her husband 
was inducted into the Army. She says Bill, 
who had lived here all his life and driven 
a bus for the San Diego Electric Railway for, 
several years, told her that if she got lone- 
some and wanted a job, Ryan was a better 
place to work. Another, DOROTHY BLACK, 
says she is an Oklahoma Indian without oil 
income. She wanted a job out here where 
her fourteen-months-old baby could be 
cared for by her mother-in-law. She come 
on to California ahead of her husband, who 
will be along later. Third of the group in 
Brittie's bunch is NAOMI LOVE. When her 
husband, who is o shipfitter third class, 
was called back to duty at the Naval Train- 
ing Station here, Naomi come with him last 
January from Barstow. The Loves are still 
living in o hotel and house-hunting without 
much success. With John away so much 
of the time, Naomi wanted something to 
do. She says she is glad she followed the 
advice of a Ryanette and got a job here. 

HELEN NE'v/ES was acquainted with tools 
before she joined the second, but on a micro- 
scopic scale compared with those she uses 
at present. Until recently, she has been 
working on jewelry at Jessop's. Of Lillian's 
pupils, FLORENCE ALLEN hod aircraft ex- 
perience in the east, but KATHERINE 
GARDNER, with none, is getting on just 

about OS well. She lived on a ranch in Wy- 
oming and was no stranger to files, wrenches 
and mallets. Kotherine does a shift with 
her ten-months-old grandchild before she 
comes on second in Small Ports, then her 
son-in-law and daughter, who work day- 
times, take over the baby. FLORA PRICE, 
on first, was collecting congratulations May 
1 for her new granddaughter. 

Speaking of small fry, RED PAGE, of 
the plant police, now has a nicely balanced 
family. Beside the heir, aged two, he has 
daughter Donna Mae, who was born May 
2. Red came off the Australian run of the 
merchant marine in plenty of time to see 
that she was launched properly. 

CLAUDE COPPOCK is happy as a fam- 
ily man these days. His son is back from 
long months with the Navy in the South Pa- 
cific to take his thirty days home leave. 
IRA COTNER is hoping it will happen like 
that with his service son who has been 
nine months around those islands! 

The whole department shared a thrill with 
ROMOLA GROW not long ago when her 
much-decorated brother, Lt. Joe Smith, 
dropped into the plant. He had been sta- 
tioned at Corpus Cristi since his ship, the 
Lexington, was lost. 

Another nice surprsie was the telephone 
coll DELLA WELLER got a couple of weeks 
ago from her Army husband in El Paso. 
Delia has made a hobby of overtime weld- 
ing since she has been alone and in less 
than six months has earned sixteen War 
Bonds. Even though Delia is a vegetarian, 
that ain't hay. 

Recently a brand new talent come to 
light. JACK STRUTHWOLF, of shift 2, does 
paper carving. When he was only six 
(which, he soys, was fifty years ago) he 
started picking out designs on cords with 
a pocket knife. His stuff is startling, with 
the patterns standing out clearly on the 
white oblongs he works in such delicate 

BENNNE MOLER didn't need much help 
when RUSTY SCHAEFER got him started on 
the flash welding machine, because he had 
been in production work in Los Angeles at 
Magnesium Products and earlier in Chi- 
cago. He grew up and went to school in 
Taylorville, III. 

Everybody misses FRANK POLINSKY, 
who used to run the turret lathe daytimes. 
"Big Frank" and his wife have gone bock 
to parents in Pennsylvania. VERN SCHELL, 
now pfc, gives our memories a nudge with 
a postcard from Chanute Field, III., where 
he is studying teletype. He soys, "the Fly- 
ing Reporter gives me the news about the 
gang" and does not say, "It's been a long 
time since I've had a letter from you." 

SNOOK hod a happy ending for his trip 
to Colorado, although he was plenty wor- 
ried when he started lost month. His father, 
seriously ill at the time, has made a nice 
recovery in spite of the fact that he is in 
his ninety-second year. 

— 21 — 

Nuts, Bolts 
and Rivets 

by Noremac 

"Would you like a lawyer to defend you?" 
asked the judge. 

"I don't think so," the defendant an- 
swered. "But if you can find me a couple 
of good witnesses, I'd sure appreciate it." 

* * * 

I was in a butcher shop the other day, 
when I happened to see GENE MARSH 
looking longingly at a sign which read, 
"Give your fat to Uncle Sam." I said, 
"What's the matter. Gene?" 

He replied, "Gee, I wish I could." 

* * * 

A clerk told the lady looking at a pil- 
low that the price was up because down 
was higher. 

* * * 

A man was surprised when a good-look- 
ing young woman greeted him by saying, 
"Good evening." He could not remember 
having met her before. She evidently real- 
ized her mistake, for she explained, "Oh, 
I'm sorry. When I first saw you I thought 
you were the father of two of my children." 

She walked on while the man stared after 
her. He did not know that she was a school, 

A guy from Kansas came to the coast 
and got a good job in one of our airplane 
plants. Shortly he sent this message bock, 
"Wish you were here. Having wonderful 
time and a half." 

O. F. RIGLEY sent the following letter to 
a certain vendor. "Will you kindly send us 
o copy of your most recent catalog." 

The reply: "After reading your inquiry 
we ore afraid you are thinking of sending 
us an order. It certainly looks suspicious 
to us. However, we ore sending the catalog 
under separate cover. The only part of it 
that we are still certain about is the line 
that says 'Established - 1882.' All other 
information and prices hove been with- 
drawn. Nevertheless, we will gladly meet 
you halfway and agree to help you in any 
way except — will you please send the order 
to someone else!" 

I noticed in the lost issue of Flying Re- 
porter that ROY CUNNINGHAM hod pre- 
vailed upon MAYNARD LOVELL to describe 
how he, Roy, intends in the future to help 
me get around the golf course. After due 
analysis of the article, it impresses me as a 
fine idea, for down through the ages, it has 
always been the superior beings who have 
done the riding. You never sow on elephant 
riding a man, nor a camel, nor a horse, 
nor even a — but why go on? Now please 
don't misunderstand me. I don't want to 
imply that Roy is really such an inferior 
being. I would not for money, marbles or 
chalk even think of such a thing, because 
I have a keen friendship with Roy (and 
besides I have a thorough knowledge of 
California libel laws) . 


Five and a half years at Ryan, and five and a half 
years of perfect attendance — that's the record of Fred 
Tomrell of the Maintenance department! 

Fred joined the firm on October 26, 1937, and since 
that time has been neither absent nor tardy — a record 
that so far as we know is unsurpassed at Ryan or any 
other aircraft plant in the country. 

"When I came to Ryan in the fall of '37, things 
were looking up, but jobs were still pretty few and 
far between," Tomrell recalls. "\ was plenty glad to 
get some part-time work." However, Fred's ability 
and punctuality were not long unnoticed, and in a 
very few weeks he was given a full-time job as watch- 
man. Later he transferred into the Maintenance de- 
partment, and has now become such a traditional part 
of the main office building that everybody from the 
top executives on down would feel something amiss 
if he were out for a single day. 

"There've been times when everything from the 
weather to the kitchen sink hove ganged up to try 
dnd make me late," admits Tomrell, "and there've 
been mornings when the bed clung to me like an 
octopus, but once you've got a record started there's 
a double incentive for keeping it up. If you miss a 
day your record's all washed up and you're right back 
where you started from. Only you're really BEHIND 
where you started from because by the time you catch 
up to where you were, you're still behind where you 
would have been if you hadn't stayed out that day. 
When I try to figure that one out in the few minutes 
after the alarm goes off, I decide I might as well get 
up, for I'm too confused to enjoy a good sleep any- 

Tomrell has done his part on the factory front in 
two wars. Coming west from Kansas, he worked during 
the last war for the Hercules Powder Company's potash 
plant at Chula Vista helping make TNT out of sea 

kelp. In this war, Tomrell's interest centers around a 
grandson in the Navy, Morgan Thompson, formerly 
of Ryan's Lofting department. 

If history is any prophet, Fred Tomrell is only well 
started at Ryan. Outside of his powder factory exper- 
ience in the first war, he's worked for only two other 
firms — 15' 2 years for a local hardware store and 
another 20 years for a milling company in Kansas. 
When asked to what he attributed his long and per- 
fect attendance records, Fred gave us a clue to at 
least one possible reason. He said, "I don't know. 
You better ask my wife." 

In addition to his war-time job, Fred has turned his 
hobby of gardening into a Victory project, devoting 
most of his space to corn and head lettuce. 


by Tom, Gerry and Marion 

Brides and Weddings Bells: 

Two of the girls in Airplane Moterial Con- 
trol ore taking the fatal step soon: MARY 
STAUCH will become the bride of C. W. 
CHRISTOPHER of Inspection on Thursday, 
May 20th; and MARY ANN DONNELLY 
wjll be married within two weeks to one of 
the Consolidated boys. Congratulations and 
best wishes to you all. 


MURRAY LEONARD, Assistant Produc- 
tion Control Superintendent, has left the 
employ of Ryan to accept a commission in 
the Navy. All our good wishes go with 
you, Murray, and "Happy Landings." 

FRANK DAVIS, of the Bill of Material 
Group of Airplane Production Control, is 
leaving this week. Good luck, Frank, we'll 
all miss you. 

CLARK PULLEN and his wife ore being 
optimistic and are taking on airplane to 
Dallas, Texas, for his vacation. Kind of 
risky these days, Clark, what with priori- 
ties, etc. When they put you off, just wire 
us via carrier pigeon! 

Since GORDON KIESEL traded his reduc- 
ing belt (lost issue I he is taking his trode 
to the "Sherman woodpeckers" to really 
beat it out. How ore you doing, MARGE? 

JOE WILLIAMS, General Supervisor of 
Airplane Moterial Control has firmly estab- 
lished himself OS a bird fancier. A poor lit- 
tle sparrow was lost out in the yard, Joe 
found it and brought it back to the office, 
where it has "cheeped" away oil afternoon. 
He is turning it over to MARION KEY, who 
will take it home to her landlady in the 
hope that she will know what to do with 
it, as she raises birds of various kinds. 
It is a swell little bird, but what o racket! 
Will let you know how it survives. 

'Bye now — 


— 22 — 


1. Place meat in coldest part of re- 

2. Store uncooked meat uncovered or 
loosely covered. 

3. Store cooked meat covered. 

4. Store cured meat in dry, dark, cool 

5. Don't let bacon stand out in warm 

6. Utilize every bit of left-over meat. 

TiJ^At*^ ^jM^Uh^? 

Edited by MRS. ESTHER T. LONG 

How we store and use the MEAT that we 
ore able to buy has become as much a fam- 
ily problem as the budget. Meat wasted 
through spoilage is practically sabotage! 
Therefore, we not only have to prepare our 
meats by proper cookery methods, but we 
must give them proper core BEFORE we 
cook them. 

When meat is received from the market, 
it should be unwrapped and placed on a 
clean plate or shallow refrigerator dish. 
Some refrigerators have a meat storage com- 
partment directly below the freezing unit, 
but if yours doesn't, place the meat as neor 
as possible to the freezing unit. Uncooked 
meat should be stored uncovered, or only 
loosely covered, so that the surface will 
dry slightly. This discourages bacteria 
growth and Increases its keeping qualities. 

Cooked meat, on the other hand, should 
always be stored in a covered container to 
prevent drying. Chopped and sliced cooked 
meats spoil much more quickly than meat 
in the piece, so buy by the piece and slice 
it yourself if you're not going to use it at 

Sometimes it is economical to buy a whole 
or half ham or slab of bacon. Leave the 
wrapping on the ham or bacon and other 
cured meat, and store it in a dark, cool, 
dry, airy place. Mildly cured meats should 
be stored the some as fresh meats. Poul- 
try should be washed thoroughly inside and 
out, patted dry, and stored very cold until 
time to cook. Sea foods spoil very easily — in 
a few hours at room temperature. Cook them 
at once or wrap in wax paper to keep odor 
from other food, and store very cold. In pre- 
paring and serving bacon, much of the good 
flavor is often lost by leaving the package 
open on the kitchen table while the meal 
is served. When you've taken out as many 
slices as you need, return the rest to the 
refrigerator at once. 

Another way to extend meat is to throw 
none of it away. Bones, trimmings, and 
meat drippings, once carelessly tossed aside, 
are now treasured for the fine flavor they 
extend to other foods. 

The bones may be simmered in water to 
make meat stock for soups, gravies or 
sauces. Bones which have bits of meat at- 
tached will season dried or fresh vegetables 

Meat trimmings add flavor to soup, vege- 
tables and casserole dishes, such as pota- 
toes, rice, spaghetti, macaroni and noodles. 
Testy dressings and stuffings can also be 
made from scraps of meat. Green beans, 
Texas rice, lime beans, dried peas, dried 
corn, hominy, potatoes and onions have a 
new and interesting flavor when seasoned 
with meat drippings. Bacon fat or ham drip- 
pings may also be used as shortening in 
cokes, cookies, pastry, muffins, biscuits, 
breads and waffles. 

.^<^(H^ S^icM^ . . . 

When the selection of meat is so limited, 
we'll get tastier meals by fixing the avail- 
able cuts in a variety of ways. Lamb 
shanks, which can often be found on the 
market these days, can be dressed up in a 
number of different dishes. Season them 
with salt and pepper. Brown well in hot 
lord. Add '/a cup hot water, cover tightly 
and cook slowly until done, adding more 
water as necessary. These require about two 
hours of cooking. If desired, transfer them 
to a casserole and cook in a moderate oven 
(350° F.) 

OR brown shanks. Cover with potato and 
carrot halves and peas. Cover and cook in 

OR after browning, odd diced apricots and 
prunes, odd water, cover and cook. 

OR after browning, cover with onion 
rings. Add I cup sour cream and cook in 

OR transfer browned shanks to a casser- 
ole. Moke a gravy from fat in which they 
were browned. Season the gravy with I tea- 
spoon prepared horseradish and ] teaspoon 
Worcestershire sauce. Pour gravy over lamb 
shanks, cover and cook in moderate oven. 

OR When done, remove shanks. Melt cur- 
rent jelly in remaining liquid and season 
with lemon juice. Serve over shanks with 
steamed rice. 

— 23 — 

Lamb chops and steaks hove been fairly 
plentiful even during the worst of the meat 
shortage. Have them cut % to 1 inch thick 
and broil them. 

OR have 1 -inch cubes cut from lamb 
shoulder or leg. Thread onto wooden skewer 
and broil. The cubes may be alternated with 
mushroom cops or tomato slices. 

OR marinate chops or steaks in 3 table- 
spoons lemon juice, 1 finely minced onion 
and I teaspoon salt. Let stand for two hours 
before broiling. 

OR mix '/4 cup butter with Vi cup finely 
chopped mint leaves. Add 2 tablespoons lem- 
on juice. Season with cayenne. Spread chops 
with this just before serving. 

OR spread chops with current jelly while 
still sizzling hot. 

OR roll chops or steaks in melted butter, 
then in a mixture of 1 cup sifted bread 
crumbs, and 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan 
cheese. Broil. 

OR cut a pocket in rib lamb chops fronrj 
the side next to bone. Insert a tablespoon 
of savory bread dressing in each and broil 

^a^ ^Ao^. 

Another fairly plentiful cut is the pork 
chop. Hove them cut thick. Dredge with 
flour and brown on both sides in hot heavy 
frying-pan containing a little fat. Season 
with salt and pepper. Add 2 tablespoons 
water, cover tightly and cook slowly either 
on top of the stove or in a moderate oven 
(350° F.) until done, 30 to 40 minutes. 

OR rub skillet with a cut clove of garlic 
before browning chops. 

OR after browning, odd '/z cup chili sauce 
spiced with I teaspoon Worcestershire sauce. 

OR brown pork chops in skillet, then 
transfer to a casserole. Place them on top 
of escalloped potatoes, Spanish rice or baked 
beans in the casserole. Cover and cook in 
moderate oven (350° F.) until done, about 
40 minutes. 

OR brown chops, then remove to a 
greased baking dish. On each place half of 
an apple, cored and the center filled with 
brown sugar. Add Vz cut water, cover and 
cook in moderate oven (350° F. about 40 

OR brown chops, transfer to a greased 
casserole. Place green pepper ring on top 
and fill with cooked rice. On top lay a slice 
of tomato. Rinse pan in which chops were 
browned with 1/2 cup hot water and pour 
over chops. Cover and cook in moderate oven 
for about 40 minutes. 

OR slice onions over chops, using tomato 
juice as the liquid. 

Edited by Fred Osenburg 


... by A. S. Billings, Sr. 

The San Diego County Summer Baseball 
League opened their season with an eight- 
team league on Sunday, May 9. The Ryan 
Club opened at Camp Elliott, and, in, a 
well-ployed game, defeated the Marines by 
a score of 8-5. Camp Elliott has a good 
ball club and all members of the club ore 
6 ft. 2 in. or over. If you don't think so, see 
the writer and a couple of other guys for 
the explanation. These Marines ore in shape, 
be assured of that. 

On May I 7 Ryan defeated Safeway Stores 
to roll up the largest score in a boll game 
in Son Diego County, by a score of 37 to 1 . 
Erv Marlatt hit 3 home runs and the rest 
of the boys had a field day. 

Tom Downey of Inspection, Chief Scout 
for the Brooklyn Dodgers on the West 
Coast, has furnished a new set of uniforms 
for the club to use during the summer 


ke Skating 

Because of the interest aroused in ice- 
skating by the Engineering Ice Skating 
party early in May, a Ryan Ice Skating Club 
is being organized. All classes of skaters are 
|invited to join — figure skaters, racers, be- 
[ginners, and sightseers who just come to 
(watch the girls in their short skating cos- 

If enough people will sign up to attend 
regularly so that Glacier Gardens can be 
assured of a minimum attendance of fifty, 
period between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. every 
Friday will be set aside for the exclusive use 
of the Ryan Club. A special reduced price 
of fifty cents will cover both skates and ad- 

Everyone interested is asked to hand his 
or her name in to Travis Hatfield of the 
Personnel department, or Gus Ohison of the 
Stress department. 


Softball, inter-department and Industrial 
league, is drawing o large number of con- 
testants these days. At present ten teams 
are booking gomes, seven in the Department 
League, and o swing shift team, a day shift 
team, and o girls' team in inter-company 
games. The Department teams are composed 
of the following men: 

Wing: G. A, Richardson, R. W. Phelon, R. F, 
Hersey, C. L. Yaegle, H. N. Scheidie, J. B. Nories, 
T. B. Shows, C. W. Killing, G. W. Holliday, H. C- 
Zook, Bill Henry, Bob Tibbetts, E. Beery. 

Inspection: C. Berrymon, O. F. Finn, C. F. Cole, 
Jim Podfield, Larry Gibson, Fred Walbrink, M. 
Seraton, W, R. Pedego, D. M. Hoffman, Ed Sly, 
Renner, Dan Schimmet, Chief Walker, Wilkenson. 

Manifold Tigers: Luther French, Jack Chess, 
Leo Tirek, M. R, Sanchez, Newell Carlton, A. G. 
Harris, W. H. Gray, F. J. Barsan, W. L. Reese, 
R. D. Michie, Max Snipe, Lloyd McClain, Mario 
Sirigusa, L. Bourn, F. E. Moron, Joe Aiello, R. 
M. Gonzolez. 

Maintenance: Roy Cole, Clair West, Bob Scott, 
H. E. West, L. T. Larson, Charles Alexander, C. 
T. Knight, Floyd Englout, A. V. Son Emeterio, 
I. L. Cornelius, Jack Taylor, Webb Treahy. 

Swing Shift: R. K. Gird, F. Hill, Dick Gillon, 
Wes, Burroughs, Woyne Moore, Jim Jardine, W. 
Thompson, T. Kell, C, Sachs, E. Magduk, R, Moss, 
J. L. Wagner. 

Entries are wanted to represent the Ryan 
Company in the Consolidated Vultee First 
Annual Mission Bay Fourth of July Swim. 
The course will be over one-half mile, start- 
ing from the Boy Bridge. Trophies will be 
given to individual winners in each of seven 
classes, and a special trophy will be awarded 
to the organization having the greatest 
number of contestants finishing the race. 
All contestants finishing will receive cer- 
tificates. All swimmers are urged to sign up 
before Monday, June 28. 

Seven divisions are open, although no 
contestant may enter more than one. The 
divisions are: I. Aircrofters, Men. 2. Air- 
crofters, Women. 3. Open, Men. 4. Open, 
Women. 5. Service. 6. Junior, Boys. 
7. Junior, Girls. 


The Ryon-Consair Golf Tournament was 
held at Coronado Country Club Sunday, May 
16th, with Ryan losing by a small margin. 

Oakland, Ford and Clancy won their 
matches, but Finn, Smith, Whitcomb and 
Kister just weren't in their usual form. How- 
ever, they will have on opportunity to re- 
deem themselves in the near future, as 
weekly tournaments ore being arranged be- 
tween Solar, Rohr, Concrete Shipyards, Con- 
sair and ourselves. These promise to be very 
interesting matches. 

Leading a record field of 84, the largest 
number of players yet to compete in a Ryan 
Golf tournament, Bernard Bills of Machine 
Shop took low gross honors with a 79, and 
Sidney Jacobson of Tooling took low net 
honors with a net of 65, on Sunday, May 2, 
at the San Diego Country Club. Of the 84 
only six were newcomers, indicating that the 
regulars ore showing no lock of interest in 
the monthly tournaments organized by Tra- 
vis Hatfield of the Personnel Department. 

Second low gross went to H. R. Kister of 
Accounting for his 83, and third low gross 
to H. C. Oakland for his 87. Second and 
third low net went to L. P. Schoffer of Mon- 
ifold Assembly and Clayton Rice of Tool 
Design, respectively. Schoffer shot a 99, 
minus 35 handicap, for 64 net, and Rice 
shot a 93, minus a 28 handicap, for a net 
of 65. 

During the ploy Kister collected 10 pars 
and Bills 9. 

Tennis and Badmintan 

Challenge tournaments have been started 
in tennis and badminton, according to Car- 
mack Berrymon, who is directing them. 
Tennis matches will be played on Sunday 
mornings and badminton matches on Tues- 
day evenings. 

In a challenge tournament names ore 
listed, and every player has the right to chal- 
lenge anyone up to three names above his 
own. If he wins from a player whose name 
is higher, he exchanges places; if he loses 
to a lower player he drops. If he fails to 
accept the challenge within a specified 
time, it counts as a defeat. 

— 24 — 


The Ryan All-Stars men team captained 
by Roy Cole lost to the Consolidated Kings 
in team match Saturday evening at Tower 
Bowl. Score was 2642 to 2480. High scorer 
on the Ryan team was Ed Sly, whose 519 
pins for the three gomes topped by one the 
record of P. A. Wilkewich. Other members 
of the Ryan team were Love, Key and 

The Ryan Girls defeated the Consair Girls 
team in their three-game match play by a 
score of 2065 to 2040. Enid Lorsen took 
the honors on the Ryan team when her 
195 game brought her up to a total of 476. 
Other team members were Mary Simmer, 
Wanda Webb, Madeline Cole and Beth 

Although everybody has to have o first 
time at everything, and almost everybody 
except Adam has hod to hove audiences, 
most people can't get used to the idea. As 
o result, many never get up courage to do 
some of the things they'd like to do. 
Particularly is this so with bowling, where 
it is much easier to look silly than it is in 
other sports. So, many bashful or sensitive 
people, rather than undergo the mortifica- 
tion of not being oble to let go of the ball 
or throwing it down the wrong alley or fall- 
ing on their faces, hove foregone the 
pleasure of bowling. 

Acting on a hunch that bowling wall- 
flowers could be interested in learning the 
sport if all their goucheries were to be com- 
mitted in front of other beginners. Person- 
nel has instituted the first of what is ex- 
pected to become o series of bowling closses 
for beginners. Thirty-six women signed up 
for the first meeting, which was held Thurs- 
day, May 20, at Tower Bowl. After a few 
minutes of general instruction by a local ex- 
pert, the women were assigned four to on 
alley and told to cut loose, remembering 
especially not to throw the boll at people 
in the next alley, for they were beginners 
too. Results ore reported to hove been highly 
satisfactory. With the girls in the next alley 
dribbling their bolls down to the pins, and 
the quartet in the other alley bouncing 
theirs down the gutters, everybody decided 
that at least they weren't the worst. 

To pep things up for the beginners and 
give them competition in their own class, 
a series of beginners' bowling matches has 
been drown up, all results of which, includ- 
ing statistics, ore military secrets. 

The girls who inaugurated the Beginners' 
Bowling Classes were: 

Peggy Mack, Mortha Graves, Barbara Guercie, 
Edith Pierce, Dortho Dunston, Elizabeth Rodford, 
Arline Kruger, Eleonor Egolf, S. T. Pluto, G. 
Chomp, C. A. Bretez, F. N. Rhoodes, Esther 
Resnick, Doilo Jackson, Betty London, Esther 
DesComps, Merveillo Hickey, Edo King, Helen 
McCown, Miliy Merritt, Mrs. M. O. Campbell, 
L. L. Bruce, Mrs. A. M. Nuoent, Mrs. J. O. Por- 
ter, Jone Wiley, Meibo Mayberry, Ruth Martin, 
Pauline Yates, Wondo Tuenge, Susan Rowon, 
Morjorie Davis, Shirley Gotliff, Jane Dennis, Eva 
Gross, Millie Kiens and Louise Womock. 

All women wishing to enter the next be- 
ginners' class ore asked to hand in their 
names to Travis Hatfield of Personnel. In 
cose enough men ore interested in learning 
the gome, a men's class will also be storted. 



(Continued from page 1 ) 

been to high school and perhaps has 
had a year or two of college plus 
his preflight study. 

He is not at Millington because 
he has been drafted, nor because he 
just thought flying for the Navy 
would be better than being drafted. 
He must have flying for the Navy in 
his heart, or he won't make the flier 
the Navy wants. 

"Competition has to be in a 
man's heart to make him a good 
Navy flier," says Lieut. Frank Wil- 
ton, former Stanford football and 
baseball star and a great competi- 
tive athlete himself. He is officer in 
charge of physical fitness. "When 
another fellow socks you, you've got 
to come right back at him — harder. 
You are tough and you know it. 

That's the kind of spirit we're 

The commanding officer at Mill- 
ington is Captain Joseph C. Cronin, 
who was a flight instructor at the 
Naval Air Station on North Island, 
San Diego, from 1928 to 1930. The 
Skipper is known as a "tough guy," 
but there's not a mother's son at 
Millington who wouldn't give his 
right arm to please him. He has 
21 years of service behind him, in 
Panama, Alaska, and the Pacific 
war zone. He's a fighting skipper 
who knows what it takes to make 
fighting Navy fliers out of cadets. 

Just a short distance away at 
the Naval Air Technical Training 
Center, Ryons also are being used 
on another job. It seemingly isn't as 
important a job — but nevertheless 
it's a vital port of the war. The 
Ryans are used there by classes of 
WAVES, who are studying the fun- 

— 25 — 

"What time do I fly again?" Navy 
cadets scan the dispatcher's board 
to get their next flight assignments. 

damentals of plane and engine con- 
struction and learning how to main- 
tain and repair ships under the 
toughest of conditions. 

So both men and women of the 
U. S. Navy are learning about avia- 
tion with the help of Ryan NR-ls. 
Many of them will become heroes in 
the battle for a better world. 

Glimpses like this into the actual 
embryo of the country's air power 
amply demonstrate the significant 
part that Ryan workers are playing 
in the all-out war effort of the na- 
tion. Though each individual work- 
ers part may have been small, put 
together they have turned out a 
group of trainers which form one of 
the strong links of our naval air 
strength today. The entire Ryan 
Aeronautical Company can be proud 
that it is playing such an important 
part in the training of a great Navy. 

AT WAR'S END no one doubts the vital role of aviation in 

building the peace. Then, in a hundred " Plainvilles" every Joe Smith 
who can will be flying as owner or passenger in Ryan planes, because 
"during the war' Americans everywhere learned that Ryan Builds Well. 

RYAN AERONAUTICAL COMPANY, San Diego, Calif.^^^^rMember, Aircraft War Production Council, Inc, 

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I think you'll be especially interested in the pic- 
ttires on pages 8 and 9 of this issue of the Flying 

Those pictures give vivid illustration to a prin- 
ciple that has been one of my pet convictions for 
a long time — that there's an exact mathematical 
relation between what you accomplish here in the 
factory and how long the war will last. 

Your job may seem small, but it's part of the total 
of things that have to be done to win the war. A 
bomber flying over Europe or the South Pacific 
islands may succeed or fail because of a piece of 
work you did well — or not so well. The war may 
end an hour or two earlier if you turn out a job a 
little faster — and who knows how many lives will 
be lost in the last hour of the war? That's why it's a 
matter of life or death to do your work well! 






Landplanes In Search OF 

The personal stories of two daring civilian pilots 
who fly Ryan landplanes to sea against U-boats 

Behind a veil of Army censorship, 
privately - owned Ryan S-C land- 
planes still fly to sea on mysterious 
missions for the Civil Air Patrol. 

They are part of a big fleet of 
sport planes flown by their owners 
— unpaid volunteer civilians — on 
anti-submarine duty, ocean rescue 
work, and other undisclosed coastal 
patrol assignments all along the 
shores of this continent. So far the 
CAP has lost 62 planes at sea; 20 
of its fliers have been killed, 86 

Ryan owners now flying for the 
CAP can't tell us much about what 
they're doing. But they do write to 
us. And their letters give interest- 
ing sidelights on the life of a CAP 
pilot — as well as on the reputation 
our Ryan planes have won among 
these "flying minute men." 

For example. Bob Silverman, a 
First Lieutenant and Supply Officer 
in the CAP, writes about his Ryan: 
"It's a mechanic's dream. Being a 
licensed mechanic, I've done most 
of my own maintenance and repair 
work on the ship, so I know what 

I'm talking about. . . . And just 
about everyone at the Base is sold 
on its visibility, although some of 
the 'high-wing die-hards' had to be 
convinced. Then, too, whether my 
Ryan is leading the patrol or flying 
in second place, it really handles 
like a dream." 

Silverman has been on active duty 
in the CAP since last May. He 
started on three hours' notice, as 
the result of a long distance phone 
call offering him the chance to get 
into the CAP's dangerous coastal 
patrol work if he could come at 
once. So he flew his Ryan to the 
coast base assigned him on a day 
which he describes as "very windy, 
with lack of visibility." 

On that cross-country flight, Sil- 
verman and his navigator "were 
really sweating it out," he says. But 
he would have been reading a book 
on that kind of flight a couple of 
months later, he adds, after a few 
weeks of flying in the sort of weather 
that lay in wait for him on coastal 
patrol duty. 


Silverman was a little dismayed 
when he arrived at the CAP's ver- 
sion of Shangri-la. "I found that as 
an airport it left much to be de- 
sired," he writes. "There was a two- 
plane hangar that had been raised 
on stilts and looked as though it 
were ready to go at the first north 
wind, chickens running around the 
place, and a farm house for head- 
quarters. However, there wasn't 
much time to waste over reminis- 
cences of 2500-foot runways and 
hangared ships, as we set out 
promptly the next morning on a fa- 
miliarization tour of our area. I 
certainly thought we were never 
going to get home, after my naviga- 
tor steered me about a mile off 
shore all the way up the coast a 
hundred miles." 

Two days later Silverman and his 
observer headed the Ryan out to sea 
on their first patrol, accompanied 
by another plane. Bombs were snug- 
gled up under the planes' bellies, 
and simple ring bombsights were 
hung outside their windows. 

(Continued on page 16) 

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Editor Keith Monroe 

Associate Editor Sue Zinn Gunthorp 

Sports Editor Fred Osenburg 

Staff Artists Michael Brush; Joe Thein 

Frances Statler; George Duncan; Paul Hoffman 
Staff Photographers Tommy Hixson; Frank Martin 

ix ix -iz 

Special Feotures 

Beauty Isn't Rationed Frances Statler 

Slim's Pickin's Slim Coots 

What's Cookin'? Mrs. Esther T. Long 

Staff Contributors 

Dispatching Gerald Ryan 

Drop-Hammer Lynn Horrington, Dick Gillom 

Engineering Victor Odin 

Experimental Bob Johnston, R. N. Wollin 

Final Assembly Enid Larsen 

Finishing George and Li! 

From the Beam Pot Kelly 

Gauze and Tape Ruth Gates 

Humor Will Cameron 

Industrial Troining L. E. Plummer 

Inspection Irene Travis 

Laboratory Sal ly and Sue 

Lofting Gilbert Cusey 

Machine Shop Bette London; Win Alderson 

A. G. Harris 

Maintenance John Rodgers 

Manifold G. "Bob" Harris 

George Duncan, Dick Ribley 

Manifold Small Parts Josephine R. Viall 

Modeling Mel Minor 

Plant Engineering Robt. E. Christy 

Flonnie Freeman, F. Gordon Mossop 

Plant Personalities Jack Graham 

Production Planning Moynard Lovell 

Purchasing Pat Eden 

Ryanettes Gerry Wright; Margaret Walker 

Marion Key 

Safety M. M. Clancy 

Sheet Metal Emil Mogdick 

Special Correspondent Mrs. Betty Bird 

Sports A. S. Billings; George Sinclair 

Ed Sly; Fred Osenburg; Betty Phillips 

Time Study Dortha Dunston 

Tooling Chas. B, Anderson 

Wing Assembly Chuck Kellogg, R. F. Hersey 

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Copy deadline for the next issue is June 28th 


A Ryan drophammer addict for five years — that's 
the medical record of A. I. Park, a California product 
who joined Ryan in 1937, Any Ryanites who are 
dubious as to the advantages of third shift work need 
only listen to Park's eulogies to have their fears en- 
tirely allayed. According to Park there IS no other 
shift. "It's got the other shifts beat clear off the 
map," he says. Then when it comes to drophammers. 
Park admits that he's an incurable addict. "They're 
something like gambling," he says. "They get in 
your blood and you never get over them. Somehow 
you sort of drum up an affection for the great big 
clumsy brutes, and if you were transferred into some 
other department, you'd die of homesickness for their 
noise and power." 

When Park joined Ryan, after graduating from 
Polytech High in Riverside, he went to work almost 
immediately in the Drophammer department. And 
he's been there ever since. 

Park's hobby is his work, but he also has a yen 
for fishing. He and a friend hove spent many pleasant 
days fooling the fish from a motor boat just off the 
coast. One particular time their luck was running 
exceptionally good. The barracuda were biting on 
every side and the haul for the day had grown to 
phenomenal proportions at a very early hour. Then 
the tide of luck changed; the boys fairly went to 
sleep while they waited for a nibble. In fact, they 
were so nearly asleep that they didn't notice when 
the bags of fish tied alongside of the boot came 
loose and slipped away. 

When Park finally got a nibble and reached over 
to put the catch in one of the bags, his heart plopped 
right down through the bottom of the boat. Not 
a single bag was left tied to the side. The two lads 
stood aghast — then clear out at sea one of them 
spotted a small speck that slightly resembled a bag. 
"Nellie, you're goin' west," they shouted and gave 
her full speed ahead. The spot grew and they swung 
alongside and drew in one of their wayward bogs of 
fish — the rest they never found. In fact, the de- 
jected air with which they pulled into dock that 
afternoon was the only supporting evidence for their 
fish story of a fabulous barracuda catch. Neverthe- 
less, they swear it happened, and there are many who 
believe them. 

When he isn't fingering a fishing pole. Park can 
quite regularly be found in his own living room 
strumming away on a guitar or cutting a mean caper 
on his accordion. The appreciative audience for his 
musical numbers is none other than the little wife, 
a San Diego girl whom he met and married since he 
came to Ryan. 


You can't beat the Dutch. (Ask JOHNNIE VAN DER LINDE.) Cer- 
tainly you can't beat them when it comes to thinking up novel ways to 
hinder and harass the enemy. From Holland via Switzerland came a 
report not so long ago that Dutch industrial workers have been urged by 
day. It seems that some Nazi-hater with a flair for statistics had fig- 
ured out that if thousands of Dutch workers took a minute or two 
off each day to blow their noses whether they wanted to or not, it 
would cost the Nazis countless thousands of man-hours of working time 
each year and seriously hamper the production of war material. 

This set me to thinking, and out of my thinking came the conviction that 
we, right here in the United States, are wasting untold hours which could 
be devoted to our own war effort by yielding to such things as the sneeze, 
the cough, the yawn and the clearing of the throat. 

Take, for example, the sneeze. A minimum of 14 battleships could 
be built in the time Americans waste sneezing each year. As patriots, we 
should either learn to sneeze in a hurry or to stifle the sneeze altogether. 
The average American takes a full minute to complete a sneeze. 

There are numerous ways and means of stifling the sneeze, the most 
common, perhaps, being the business of pressing the upper lip with the 
fingers. Sometimes this works, and sometimes it does not. 

I think I can say without fear of contradiction that a "trapped" sneeze 
is one of the most vicious things in the world. By "trapped" sneeze I mean 
one that, foiled in its efforts to escape, runs berserk in the nose, head, eyes, 
ears and throat of its owner. Personally, I would rather have a wolf loose 
in my head than a frustrated sneeze. It beats at your ear drums, claws 
at your nose, slides into your throat with its spikes up, and finally explodes 
somewhere in your head with a roar like ice breaking up in an Arctic sea. 

I would advise that we Americans hurry our sneezes rather than stifle 

them. Now for the cough and the yawn. As Dr. Paltry B. Plumb 

K-k-k-k-er chooooo! 

Who am I to talk about hurrying the sneeze? I should be ashamed 
of myself. That one took me a minute and 12 seconds. 

It certainly is nice to see some of the old gang dropping in on us from 
time to time. We mean members of the armed forces. Saw BUDDY 
AMISS, now an Air Corps corporal; KENNY LCVELL of Navy Air Ordnance, 
FLOYD BRENNEN of Camp Callan, twenty-one pounds heavier. The gang 
is scattered over a lot of territory, and the letters we receive from them 
ore very cheerful. Recently heard from Lieut. DON BRAZEE, former arc- 
welder, now first officer of a Flying Fortress in North Afr'ca. Staff Sgt. 
GENE KULLMAN, now in New Guinea. Pvt. PERRY JONES, S. Dak. Pvt. 
WALT JUHL, in the Tank Corps, at Ft. Knox, Ky. 

Well, now you can get into the Army without teeth, bald-headed, wear- 
ing spectacles, and so round-shouldered you can carry a hot stove without 
scorching your ears. 

Three months in the army and you'll be a new man except for one 
thing: The Army doesn't guarantee to grow hair. When it comes to per- 
fect posture and clearing the complexion there is no beauty expert like 
a tough top sergeant who has just lost his bank roll playing dice. And for 
working up an appetite there is nothing like a 20-mile stroll before 
breakfast with 60 pounds on your back. 

Slim had almost finished this col- 
umn when he left Ryan. He sent 
it to us OS a farewell gift. 

Strange how events take charge of 
people. Right now things are in a 
worse shape than a sunburned oys- 
ter. Look at the college boys who will 
graduate this June. A fellow with a 
diploma stating he is a bachelor of 
letters will find the letters are 
U.S.A. That's good enough for any 
lad, and my advice is to get into that 
man's army. If I had my life to live 
all over again, I would start it as 
a Brigadier General. 

Now a man doesn't have to grad- 
uate from college to have on Army 
mule kick him in the short ribs. But 
it helps. Do you know that the 
healthiest place to work in a can- 
tonment camp is around the stables? 
I remember a college professor of 
mathematics (I'm surprised no end 
that I can spell it) who gained 
thirty-five pounds in a mule's bou- 
doir and it wasn't algebra. 

That fellow was the smartest man 
in college, and every day you could 
see him cranking a mule by the 
tail. He stayed in the Army after 
the war was over because he 
changed from a round-shouldered 
old man of 40 to a young man of 
the same age. He went from 135 
pounds to 170 in ten easy install- 
ments. He learned a string of cuss 
words that would have blistered a 
blacksmith's apron. 

It took him forty years to get out- 
doors, and he sure caught up. He 
went into the Army as an instructor 
in ballistics, but he traded his cap 
and gown for a broom and got the 
best of the bargo'n. At the start he 
was so round-shouldered he had to 
keep his epaulets in his pockets. At 
the finish he told me he never felt 
better in his life or had less. But 
he had finally graduated. 

Well, I do not think I will bother 
this man's Army. Warfare is now 
mechanized. A board of strategy to- 
day consists of a boilermaker and 
his helper. 

It was the day before Christmas 
— less than a month after the sneak 
attack on Pearl Harbor — and all 
along the West Coast the feeling 
was growing that the Japs might 
try to pull something on Christmas 

In the home of Mrs. Esther Long 
on a shady little street in Fullerton, 
California, the telephone rang. The 
chairman of the Fullerton Nutrition 
Committee of the civilian defense 
organization was on the line, "in 
case of an emergency up in the Los 
Angeles area, large numbers of 
evacuees might be brought to out- 
lying small towns. We'll have to be 
prepared to take care of our shore, 
and we need your help. Can you pre- 
pare menus, market orders and rec- 
ipes for us sufficient to feed sev- 
eral thousand people for three 
days. I'll send you a typist and you 
can get the other home economics 
teachers to help, but I must have 
the entire material at the earliest 
possible moment, and it must be in 
such simple form that inexper- 
ienced buyers and cooks con easily 
follow the instructions. Will you do 

"That's big assignment," Mrs. 
Long replied, "but I'll tackle it." 
And she set to work. 

With the cooperation of the five 
home economics teachers in town, 
they should be able to divide the 
work to be done and finish easily by 
evening. It was not until she sot 
down to telephone the others that 
things began to look black. One 
after another she called them but 
every time the answer was the same 
— they had all left town for the holi- 
day. Finally she did locate one 
teacher who agreed to give some as- 

Planning a seven-course Christ- 
mas dinner for twelve is merely a 
drop in the bucket compared with 
planning food for several thousand 
for a period of three days. In order 
to make their meal plans adaptable 
to any number which might be on 
hand, menus, market orders and 
recipes were prepared for groups of 
50 and 100. Plans were made, in- 
sofar as possible, to keep people 
from given communities together 
in these smaller groups, in order to 
make cooking and serving easier 
and to bolster morale. Church and 
school kitchens had all volunteered 
their equipment, and special cen- 
ters were arranged for the sick and 
wounded, the aged and mothers with 

Ryan's new Counselor of 

Women thrives on 




tiny babies. The "home ec" teach- 
ers were delegated to take care of 
these latter groups because of the 
special nourishment problems that 
might be involved, and the cooking 
for the other groups was divided 
among volunteers. 

Many perplexing factors entered 
into the selection of foods which 
would be best suited for large-crowd 
feeding. One of these was the emo- 
tional disturbance that would be 
unavoidable. Foods must be nour- 
ishing but very easily digested — 
nothing fried or greasy. Another 
consideration was the large percent- 
age of children who would probably 
be present. Baby foods, and foods 
that children ordinarily like and con 
digest readily, must be included 

Then, when their well-planned 
and nourishing menus were almost 
complete, come the realization that 
in case of emergency, they must de- 
pend wholly upon the foods avail- 
able in their own community! Trans- 
portation of food might be entirely 
out of the question at such a time. 
Out the window went the dreams of 
being able to serve interesting 
meals, and the two teachers set- 
tled down to the brass tacks of find- 
ing enough of any particular foods 
in the community to provide ade- 
quate nourishment for the group 
which might be thrust upon them. 
By adding here and subtracting 
there, they were able to strike a 
group of nourishing meals with all 
the necessary vitamin and caloric 
content. Working almost continu- 
ously, the two teachers and the typ- 
ist had the material in first-class 
order and in the hands of the 
proper people by noon of Christmas 

The emergency did not arise. But 
if it had, the city of Fullerton would 
hove been one of the best equipped 
in the state to handle its share of 
the load, much of the thanks for 
which belonged to Mrs. Long. 

The contemplation of such an 
emergency set the women of Fuller- 
ton to thinking — as it did also Mrs. 
Long. The result was that when the 
women became enthused over the 
Red Cross Nutrition and Canteen 
courses, Mrs. Long agreed to teach 
them. It was one of the first two 
classes begun in Orange County and 
the first one completed in all South- 
ern California. When the course was 
started the regular Red Cross ma- 
terial was not yet available, so the 

(Continued on page 25 • 

In circle: O. G. John- 
son, Fuselage^ won 
$10 in War Stamps 
for idea of machine 
to make center-lines 
on ribs and formers. 

Below: O. F. Finn, Inspection, earned 
$20 in War Stamps for ideas on a mul- 
tiple tape-cutter and on use of a new 
adhesive for flap and aileron cut-outs, 

In the East when these pictures were taken 
was T. P. Lyie, Electrical Maintenance, 
whose ideas on splicing electrical wire 
earned him $10 in War Stamps. 

Below: Howard Johnson, Stoinfess 
Steel Welding, won $1 5 in War 
Stamps for on improved production 
method in connection with intensi- 
fier lubes. 

— 5- 

Sheet metal nssembly 

It was an airplane wreck that 
first suggested to Clarence Harper 
that aviation would be a good busi- 
ness for him to get into. 

This odd conclusion was a natural 
one for Clarence. Several years of 
fixing wrecked automobiles in Ce- 
dar Rapids, Iowa, had conditioned 
him to cast an appraising and busi- 
nesslike eye on wrecks of all kinds. 
When he saw movies of one of the 
first big airplane crashes, he 
thought to himself "Hmm . . . 
There's a wreck that is a wreck! 
Maybe I'm wasting my time on auto 

He got to thinking about aviation, 
and within the year had decided 
definitely that he wanted to get 
into it. He never got to fix any 
wrecked airplanes — and probably 
he never had any serious hopes of 
that — but he did get to help build 

It was in 1936 that Harper and 
his wife and two sons left Iowa for 
California. All their lives they'd 
wanted to see the Golden State, and 
they came light-heartedly even 
though Clarence didn't know exactly 
where he was going to work. 1936 
was a depression year, and Clarence 

An airplane crash started 
this foreman on a career 

had no job lined up, but he did have 
enough faith in his own ability to 
be sue he could find one. 

He had corresponded with one of 
the larger aircraft companies, and 
it had held out some hope to him. 
But when he arrived, the company 
was rather indefinite. "Come back 
and see us again in a month or 
two," was all the satisfaction he 
could get. 

He drove down to Son Diego to 
visit friends, and incidentally try 
his luck with the aircraft companies 
here. He tried one company and got 
nowhere. Airplane manufacturers 
weren't hiring many men that year. 
Clarence decided maybe he'd better 
look around for some other kind of 
a job. 

Since boyhood, he'd worked in 
a large automobile body shop in 
Cedar Rapids. He'd put in seven 
years painting cars, back in the days 
when a painting job was a three- 
week proposition on which every lick 
had to be done by hand. Then he'd 
helped build truck bodies, and later 
switched to repairing wrecked auto 
bodies. He knew a lot about sheet 
metal and about painting, and he'd 
done all his own welding. With that 
kind of background, Clarence fig- 
ured he should be able to make him- 
self useful in an aircraft factory — 
but if the factories didn't see it the 
way he did, he wasn't averse to 
going back to automobile work. 

He took a job in a San Diego ga- 
rage, straightening bent fenders 
and doing other painting and repair 
work. That would tide him over tem- 
porarily, he thought, until he could 
break into aviation. 

Clarence chuckles when he re- 
members that job. "It was the only 
job I ever got fired from in my life," 
he recalls. "There was on older 
man in the shop who seemed to 

(Continued on page 14) 


Four Englishmen visit 
Ryan as an important' 
international program 
gets under way here 

A new development in aeronauti- 
cal engineering — one that has in- 
ternational significance — began to 
take shape this month with the visit 
of four top-flight British techni- 
cians to Ryan. 

The Englishmen came here to 
confer with Ryan's standards engi- 
neer, Tom Hearne. Most of what 
they talked about must remain se- 
cret. But their general purpose can 
be told. They were helping set up 
international standardization of air- 
craft design. 

International standardization. 

when it becomes a fact instead of 
a dream, will mean that United 
Nations planes will have inter- 
changeable ports and fittings. Such 
things as plugs, sockets and bear- 
ings for all will be designed in a few 
standard sizes, instead of several 
hundred miscellaneous varieties. 
Maintenance and repair work will 
be simplified by elimination of the 
infinite differences in design that 
now hove to be borne in mind in 
servicing different planes. 

At present, if a United Nations 
plane is hauled in for repairs at 
any front-line service base in Brit- 
ain or North Africa or Asia, there's 
a pretty good chance that the 
needed replacement parts will not 
be available. Fittings from one make 
of plane won't fit another. So the 
harassed ground crew will patch 

Left to right above: Flight Lieutenant 
D. G. Moffitt of the RAF; W. T. Gem- 
mell of the British Ministry of Aircraft 
Production; H. W. Goodinge of the So- 
ciety of British Aircraft Constructors; 
T. P. Hearne, Standards Engineer of the 
Ryan Company, study one of our 
exhaust manifolds. 

up the plane with whatever is handy 
— and there's no telling how many 
planes hove failed in action because 
they took the air with ill-fitting 

This will all be remedied when 
aircraft engineers reach interna- 
tional agreement on the sizes and 
shapes of the ports and fittings 
they'll call for in their designs. Even 
in such a simple thing as lubricat- 
ing oil, international standardiza- 
tion is bringing about a tremendous 

(Continued on page 17) 

Somet^l^ Tteca Ti^iil Se ;4cUled 

A Chain Is As Strong 
As Its Weakest Link 

,S Ryan workers mold a 
shapeless piece of metal into 
a manifold, they're helping 
mold the success of bombing 
missions. Proper welding of 
manifold seams is one of the 
first links in a chain that 
stretches to Europe. 

OUR minute precision, 
checked and double-checked 
by Ryan inspectors, may make 
possible a quick interchange of 
parts so that a plane which 
would otherwise be grounded 
can proceed on its mission. 

— 8 — 


I ANY of our manifolds go 
to Douglas, where they're in- 
stalled in Douglas A-20 Boston 
and Havoc bombers. So when 
one of these big brutes starts 
for a fight over Europe, your 
work is in it! 


OSTON Bombers " s o m e - 
where in England." Without 
the manifold YOU'RE building, 
they can't take off with their 
loads of bombs for the enemy! 


OSTONS on a daylight raid 
over occupied Europe — a raid 
that you have a hand in! This 
is the final result of the work 
you do here — can any work be 
MORE important? 

— 9 — 


by Irene Travis 

DON'T FORGET: The Ryan Inspection de- 
partment picnic June 27, 1943, at Big 
Stone Lodge near Escondido. Eat turkey 
and drink all the beer and soft drinks 
you can hold — and be entertained all day. 
Bring the new wife or husband, all the 
children — even the new baby; let's get 
acquainted with the whole fomily. 

NEW: In receiving inspection crib 1 is 
Livia Manuel from Akron, Ohio; Rod- 
ney Railsbock, from Beechcraft in Wich- 
ita, Kans.; Bill Smith, who is almost a 
Californian but originally from Maine; 
Florence Irwin, of San Diego. Welcome to 
our happy family at Ryan's, and we hope 
you like working here and that you will 
all be at the picnic with your families to 
meet everyone. 

AFTER 13 YEARS: Of married life, George 
Tiedman feels able to give Christopher 
and LaFleur some good husbandly advice. 

CLEVELAND: Ohio was the destination of 
Ruthe Dougherty when she left for a 
three weeks' vacation to see all the home 

HAPPY: Well, they do look that way, 
after their honeymoon in Yosemite. Ev- 
eryone wishes them a long and happy 
married life, "The Christophers." 

LEAVING: Theda White is going bock to 
her old job of housekeeping and taking 
care of her little daughter. We'll be miss- 
ing you, Thedo, from crib 1 . 

SHARED: That's Bob Southern's way of 
celebrating his birthday; he gave Harold 
LaFleur part of his coke May the 1 5th 
when he found out it was the birthday 
of both. Couldn't find out how old they 
were, but everyone said the cake was 
really good. 

ARMY: Inspection has some new faces 
and they ore women — the first women 
Army inspectors we have had. Glad to 
have them — namely, Beoson, Nelson, 

EXTRA SLEEP: Dorothy Trudersheim spent 
her two weeks' vacation house-cleaning 
and taking that extra nop after she got 
her hubby off to work. 

VACATION: For Tommie Hickey of crib 
4 is stretching out a long time. He had 
one week, came back to work and is tak- 
ing his other this week. The first week he 
caught up on his golf while his wife was 
visiting in Tennessee. Now that Ann is 
home he is having this time with her. 
Ann will be remembered as Ann Carroll 
of Fabric. 

GIRLS: Look in crib 3 and you will find 
a new boy — he is single. His name is Ar- 
thur J. Waledzich and he comes from 

YOUNG: Bill Crawford has his grandson 
with him for the summer and he soys 
it sure makes him feel young to hove 
a baby in the home. His son is in the Navy 
in Norfolk, Virginia. 

MARRIED: On June 6th, Harold LaFleur 
of crib 3 was married in Pasadena. We 
hear they were Mexico bound on the 
honeymoon. Good luck, and bring the 
new Mrs. to the picnic. 

GONE: Is Catherine Cooper of crib 1. Her 
husband is bock in San Diego, so Cath- 
erine wonts to be free to be with him. 

SUN: If you don't think it's hot in San 
Diego, just ask Edna Fornsworth to let 
you see her nice sunburned back. 

TEMPORARY: Leadmon of crib 3 is Car- 
mack Berryman while George Tiedeman 
is in Los Angeles on Company business. 

ALL STAR: Factory ball team of Ryan, ac- 
cording to Speedy Cole, beat Rohr Air- 
craft 12 to 4 in just five innings. No tell- 
ing what the score would have been if 
it hadn't got dark and they hod to quit 

VACATION: Ruth Higgins is taking her va- 
cation this week. Ruth works in crib 1 . 

IN OR OUT: Claude Nodeau, "The Swing- 
in' Door Kid," is either in or out with 
Janet. It's hard to tell which way he's 
swinging lately. 

SETTLED: Is Marjorie Gray, now that she 
is all married and keeping her Bill happy. 
Best of luck. 

RADIO REPAIR: That's where you will find 
Pappy Garrison, crib 4's self-styled "best 
radio repairman in the world." He still 
has a gleam in his eye for Beverly Moore. 

BOSS: D. J. Donnelly has just celebrated 
his daughter's wedding day, and it cer- 
tainly was a big day. 

LOVE: For his boat — that is Elmer Broder- 
son's heart throb now. 

BACK: Lucille Stone is back at work again. 
The blond whirlwind will be bowling the 
boys over again because she's looking 
ond feeling better than ever. 

ENOUGH: Folks for this time, and I hope 
you will forgive me for not getting out 
a column lost time. I was absent on 
account of illness. Hope to see you oil 
at the picnic — let's make this one the 
best we ever attended. 

Mr. Gates Looks Us Over 

Artemus L. Gates, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, visited the Ryan plont this month 
as part of a 27,000-mile inspection trip of American bases throughout the Pocific area. 
Mr. Gates is shown above with Claude Ryan. 

In the lower picture ore, left to right. Captain J. F. Bolger, Aide to Mr. Gates; Wal- 
ter O. Locke, Contract Administrator for the Ryan Company; Commander C. M. Hunt- 
ington, Inspector of Naval Aircraft, San Diego. 

— 10 — 

Time Studq Observations 

by Dortha Dunston 

Right on the dot with our Time Study news — 

Prepare yourselves now for views and previews. 
Listen, co-workers, and you will hear 

What happened to us in May of this year. 
Well wishes extended to COLVIN's wife. 

Whose hospital bed seven days was her life. 
She thanks us each one for the flowers we sent; 

If it helped her get well, then it's money well spent. 
When KENNY was out then things just weren't the 

We all were subdued as a small dampened flame. 
In his two days off we missed him quite some 

And were happy and glad when to work he did come. 
A hope and a promise at last has come true; 

"MAJ's" car has returned, and he says it's like new. 
A lesson or two from Majors we learn — 

"No car should go straight when the rood made a 
Muscles and bones long unused to such work 

Were found by some girls who went slightly berserk. 
They're trying to learn to be perfect or more 

Shooting balls down an alley for a big bowling score. 
Night-shift-DRAPER says things are implied — 

When anything's missing he's first to be tried! 
Don't ask him again if an orange he took 

Or a flower, a pencil, or good story book. 
The girls up in Methods have gone on a strike — 

Stockingless days we're beginning to like. 
With a sly glance each way when our shoes get too hot 

We wiggle our toes, bare our feet on the spot 
It's cooler and comfy, and no one must know 

How our work speeds up when it's airy below. 
Does anyone have an extra alarm? 

IRENE needs one badly to keep her from harm. 
Her husband leaves early — long story made short — 

Poor Irene is late — her husband leaves port! 
A test was made on "Wolf Protection" — 

Just poke a finger in the wolf's rib section; 
He's ticklish we've found, when we who know, near, 

And his eyes reflect a ticklish man's fear. 
Brash's beginner's ELIZABETH now; 

With IRENE to teach her just when and how. 
She no longer types our masters up here 

But to numbers and symbols she now does adhere. 
THELMA and WALT, we hold highest esteem — 

Wish happiness for you to greatest extreme. 
Congrats to the newlyweds deep from the heart; 

May joy be outstanding from cupid's wee dart. 
That dreamy look on BETTY's sweet face — 

And letting thoughts wander out into space 
Mean one thing to me — Heavens above! 

Do you suppose Betty has fallen in love? 
CHARLIE goes wild when he can't find a sheet. 

And THELMA can't find it in "good" or "delete"! 
An hour of hunting and he's really hot — 

Then I drag it out from a swell hiding spot. 
Typing away on the electric machine — 

That constant peck is made by ARLINE. 
OLSEN is working as never before 

Over manifold routings poor "Olie" does pore. 
For several days our TAYLOR was out 

At the Consair plant just "timing about." 


Your pay checks after July Ist will be affected 
by the new tax law just passed by Congress. This 
law provides for a withholding tax on all wages 
and salaries — popularly called the "Pay-as-You- 
Go" tax plan. 

There are several complicated features of this 
plan. In order that you may understand the pro- 
visions of the new law — especially in regard to 
their effect on your income — James C. Noakes, 
Ryan's comptroller, has agreed to write a de- 
tailed explanation of it for the next Flying Re- 

The Flying Reporter will be out nine days after 
the new deductions become effective. Before 
coming to the office with questions about the 
deductions, wait until you've read Noakes' article 
— it will probably answer all your questions! 



There are no words to tell you of our thanks and 
deep appreciation of what you have done for me. It 
was through the giving of your blood that I am here 
today with a grand chance of getting well. 

The financial gift was a wonderful help, and the 
flowers lovely. 

Thanks also to the many of you who took the 
trouble to come to see me, or called up. Your inter- 
est added greatly to my desire to get well. 

You can find me now at 2165 Second Avenue. I 
consider it now more than ever an honor to belong 
to the Ryan family. I hope I con soon be back on the 
job doing my shore. ^ g SKINNER. 

EDITOR'S NOTE — Mr. Skinner, of Tooling, is one of Ryan's 
most popular employees. During his recent long illness dozens 
of Ryanites phoned or visited him, and there were countless con- 
tributions to "kitty" to help him pay the big hospital bill that 
piled up during his sickness. 

-^ — 

teller's quite handy with tools and his hands; 

He's made us some nice identity bands. 
ROSS came one week with a beautiful glow; 

A deep shade of rose his whole face did show. 
His ears were pink tipped, and his neck had a bloom 

Like roses in May after Winter's deep gloom. 
Then SCHNEIDER returned from a day's fishing trip, 

Blistered and burned from his toenail to lip. 
My vase is quite constantly filled with bouquets 

Brought me by BESSIE to brighten the days. 
We've no "sweater girls" and just two "sweater men" 

Of the stripes in those sweaters at least I count ten. 
They both have a "zoot suit" — thank goodness just 

I'll not mention names, but I'll bet you guess who! 
An unanswered question keeps floating around — 

Not denied or admitted — DICK just stands his 
I know we've no business to pry a man's life — 

But gee gosh golly whiz! Has Dick got a wife? 

— 11 — 


by Pat Eden 

It is usually an event that occurs in every- 
day living that throws together a group of 
human lives. Each individual takes his 
stand on the stage to play a part. Each in- 
terpretation is different as the person is dif- 

There are of course the same possibilities 
in an office as there ore in a family, a group 
making up a home. 

When there is time to do other things 
besides work, with permission or without, 
then there is the time to enjoy the drama 
of people — office people, our office. If you 
can do it quietly you are lucky! Every move 
that is made or garment worn, new or torn, 
tight or loose, is scanned. Every word ut- 
tered Is heard and repeated. Every look given 
is judged and judgment given. And strangely 
enough each word, each act and reaction 
touches every one of us. 

Would you care to walk in? 

Early in the morning the lock is unlocked 
and two windows opened and the door is 
re-shut, carefully. Carefully because one 
door has a sign that says: "Please use other 
door." It is very certain that the df '^r 
with the sign will be opened because it 
shouldn't be, because it would cause a draft! 
Then up the steps runs a busy man with 
a toothpick in his mouth and the hankering 
desire to "get busy." There's work to be 
done. Then a girl with a hat walks calmly 
in, it's too cold or too hot and there was 
no letter at home the night before. Follows 
another, a ride, too early to work, draws 
up a choir and talks to the girl with the 
hot and gradually the office room is filled, 
pencils sharpened, tobacco, ashes and cigar 
butts are dumped, typewriters are uncovered, 
desks dusted, windows opened and windows 
re-shut. It's too cold, too hot, too cold. Some 
arrive late for many reasons. 

The actors ore those to watch; they moke 
the drama. What has gone by to moke them 
"their type" is very seldom token into con- 
sideration. The mere fact that they have 
been hired for their job and they acquired 
the role they wear is all in which most ore 

There ore those with nerves, nerves of 
steel, no nerves and just plain nerve. 

There are those sassy, meek, honest, 
braggy, kind, unkind, considerate and in- 

There are those interested in doing good 
deeds, jobs well done, interested in work- 
ing for advancement, interested in each 
person, and some plain "nosy." 

There are some who laugh, real laughter, 
some squeal, cackle, giggle, snort, some ac- 
tually smile! 

There are some who cry, tears falling 
silently — tears never shed at all. There are 
some who think, some who think they think, 
and some who think too much and some 
who do not think at all. 

There ore those who work because they 
like it, because they have to, because they 
ore waiting, because they don't hove to, and 
those who just work. 

Some like each other, others sneer and 
smile at the some time, and some like not 
to be liked and some are friends. 

There are men and women and boys and 
"babies" — who dream and work and live 
together for eight long hours a day. 

Three prominenl- members of the Forem 
dances at the recent Get-Acquainted Party 
Faulwetter and friend ("Guess who/' Eric 
Mr. and Mrs. Horley Rubish. 

There ore Irish, Spanish, English, Dutch, 
Scotch, German, Welsh and French. They 
ore mixtures of all and they ore Americans, 

They ore together each in his way, con- 
tributing each in a way for one cause. Life, 
liberty and pursuit of happiness. Sorrow, 
grief, laughter, humor, are all portrayed by 
the actors of "our office." And all have 
gools to reach through one goal — Freedom 
without war — Freedom for a price. All must 
be added together, balanced and posted in 
the imprint of time, time spent here each 
day. One accomplishment ahead — by work, 
patience and understanding eoch for the 

Anonymous Comment: 

You wont my reaction? 
It's plain stupefaction 
That Pot knows so much 
Without getting in Dutch. 

(But she'll get her retribution 
In this little contribution!) 

Frankly, however. 
Miss Eden's quite clever. 
And we'd never, never 
Gainsay it; 

The sweet with the bitter. 
The dull with the glitter. 
There's no one kin bitter 
Portray it. 

Mind you, this is no reflection 
on Keller, 

But his requistions ore my spec- 

His writing is hieroglyphic. 

His spelling is terrific. 

Tell me, why this manager 

Had to be an ex-gold miner. 

en's Club with their ladies relaxing between 

given by the club. In the usual order, Erich 

h says), Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Edmiston and 

Good Time Had 
nt Ryan Dance 

Five hundred Ryanites hailed the first 
Foremen's Get-Acquainted Dance as a huge 
success and cried for more, as they swung 
a wicked hoof in the North Park Dance Hall 
the night of the gala event. Side feature 
of the evening was the grand performance 
put on by Eddie and Alice Carvajol, jitter- 
bugs deluxe, whose dancing capers are al- 
ways highlight when Ryanites are around. 

When's the next dance? The foremen 
know, but they won't tell — at least not yet. 
But keep your eyes open, 'cause there's 
going to be an announcement. And if you 
think you hod fun at the first dance, watch 
out for this second one! 


Room For Hlore 
Tennis Players 

Drawings for the Tennis Ladder Tourna- 
ment have been completed and posted on 
the Main Activity Board. At present it con- 
tains 13 names, but as there is room for ot 
least 20 more, tennis players are urged to 
report to Travis Hatfield (Ext. 309' or 
Carmack Berrymon (Ext. 3431 to hove their 
names added. 

All ploy will be by challenge. Players may 
challenge up to the third name above their 
own, and in the event of o victory will have 
their name placed above that of their de- 
feated opponent; other nomes dropping one 
place. According to Carmack Berrymon, who 
is directing the Tennis Club activities, all 
gomes must be played on courts and with 
balls agreeable to both parties. 

12 — 


We who draw and design and fabricate 
airplanes have perhaps lost contact with the 
human side of this field of endeavor; an 
airplane is to us just so many ports (0pp. 
Hand - 1); we give little thought to the 
Titans who nurtured this wisdom and who 
saw it flower; in short, we see the oirplane 
and not the geniuses behind it. 

There is a long line of such men. It be- 
gins with Leonardo da Vinci (whose native 
Italy now terribly feels the power of his 
dream); it goes on through Montgolfer to 
Professor Langley; it incorporates the gos- 
pel of the brothers Wright; for our own 
time it culminates in Dr. Pilfer. 

My public (i.e., JOE VIALL and Mrs. 
TED HACKER) will doubtless be glad to 
learn a little about this Colossus of our in- 
dustry. For them I set down on everlasting 
paper something of the life and some of the 
opinions of Euthanosius Pilfer, onetime 
Coverston Professor of Aerodynomics at the 
San Diego College of Veterinary Medicine. 

My employment at one time as skip tracer 
for various credit firms occasionally brought 
me into contact with his somewhot shy and 
self-effacing personality; as time went on 
we become better acquainted, and I was 
o visitor at each of his many residences. 
Then, going into war work, the thread of 
our acquaintance gradually stretched and 
broke. Until last week I saw little of him; 
then I phoned him and the severed ends 
were knotted again. I was asked to come for 
dinner to his ranch at Carmel, Sunday. Be- 
ing very fond of Carmel Sundaes, I accepted 
with alacrity, and departed in a dither. 

But first o word of introduction. Dr. Pil- 
fer is on extremely old but robust mon; of 
his 89 years, only the past ten hove been 
spent in aeronautics; before that he was 
one of the most highly-paid and fashion- 
able designers of magnetic and gravitational 
fields on the West coast. Then one eve- 
ning, chancing to be in a night club — which 
he attended for reasons of health — he ob- 
served the performance of a pair of acro- 
batic dancers in which the male partner 
clung to the neck of the female while she 
whirled him around and around. Discover- 
ing that he had mentally computed the 
lift and drag coefficients of the soaring 
partner, he rushed immediately into the 
pursuit of aerodynamics, though not before 
paying his check. 

After the publication of his first few 
papers, various universities clamored for his 
services, S.D.C.V.M. winning with a sealed 
bid. Here, until his retirement, he spent 
the most fruitful years of his life, publishing 
one paper after another on the College's 
rotary hand press. A bibliography of his 
works is beyond the scope of this column, 
but I might mention that his career culmi- 
nates in the epochal "Seamy Side of 
Science" monographs published by the 
Psychosis Press, Pittsburgh, Pa.; 

Vol. I: Notes On the Basic Fallacies in 
the Newton-Einstein Mechan- 

Vol. II: Planck's Constant, h, and the 
Reynolds Number, H-4-3883. 

Vol. Ill: A Statistical Analysis of Win, 
Place and Show Entries at 
Agua Caliente. 

Vol. IV: The Physical Chemistry of 
Foam Propogation in Malt- 
Type Beverages. 

At present he is working on Vol. V: "A 
Lexicon of Translation from the Loft Lan- 
guage into English," which supplements 
the classical work in this field by McFar- 
lane & Exiey: "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom: 
Being a System of Translation of Engineer- 
ing Data into Equivolsnt Loft Idioms." 

Always a sensitive man, the Professor 
works in a stone tower overlooking the sea; 
this tower he built himself out of native 
stone, and it looks it, too. He insists on a 
background of music while he works; his 
favorite selection is Fats Waller's "So Much 
Meat and No Potatoes." His ranch, fittingly 
enough, is called Agua Hediondo. He loves 
poetry, and will read it aloud on the slight- 
est pretext, which has been established by 
the Bureau of Standards as 8.2366 oz. of 
Mt. Vernon; his favorite poem is Edna St. 
Millay's sonnet beginning "Beauty alone has 
looked on Euclid bare." A close runner-up 
is Jeffers' sixteen-volume saga, "Rocks Lost 
Longer Than Men, Eh Kid?" 

Like oil great men, the Professor is some- 
what eccentric. An anecdote is told of him: 
It seems that Pilfer had never noticed the 
hobit thot seagulls have of flying about with 
one foot tucked away and one partly ex- 
tended until one day early this spring. 
Seeing this phenomenon, the Professor be- 
came greatly upset, ran into the house, 
found an old chicken leg, and began to run 
about the beach, waving it at a seagull. 
When interrupted and questioned by the 
gendarmerie, he explained that he believed 
the seagull to be unaware of its londing 
gear, and wished, very humanely, to avoid 
a crash londing. 

The Professor depends to a great extent 
on his faithful volet, BRUSH. All day long 
Pilfer can be heard shouting "Brush, my 
clothes!" or "Brush, my shoes!" or "Brush, 
my hair!" (The Professor wears a toupee) 
or, in his well-equipped workshop, "Mike, 

Anyway, I arrived at the ranch and was 
cordially greeted by Honeybunch, Pilfer's 
devoted wife. We went in to see the grand 
old man, whom we surprised in the conserva- 
tory matching pennies with his favorite pet, 
a monkey named Rhesus. We chatted about 
old times for a while, sipping the Professor's 
favorite cocktail. Death in the Afternoon: 

1 /3 Vodka 

1 '3 Applejack 

1 /3 Pernod. 

Add a dollop of Nucoa, sprinkle with pow- 
dered rhinocerus horn, bake in a moderate 
oven until a straw will dissolve in it. Serve 

At length the Professor took his cocktail 
back, finished it, and we went in to a din- 
ner of lamb-chops and flop-jocks, both of 
which I loathe. 

Then we got down to business. I explained 
to him that much as I revered him, I had 
come not for pleasure alone. In fact, I was 
engaged in assisting in a certain phase of 
oirplane design, and would welcome his ad- 
vice. He perked up immediately, cleaned off 
his shirt-front, and got down to brass tacks, 
which I could obtain only because of a very 
high priority rating. As I explained my prob- 
lem, his expression became very morose 
and unfriendly. Momentarily I became afraid 
for his high blood pressure (76 cm. Hg at 

— 13 — 

sea level). When I hod finished, he was 
visibly agitated. He rose and waved his 

"Boh!" he cried. "Novice! Tyro! Does 
our friendship mean nothing? Do all my 
teachings mean nothing? I am ashamed to 
know so stupid a person! Let me get this 
straight: this structure which you are con- 
templating, is it going into the ship normal 
to Everything?" 

I mumbled Yes. 

He shuddered. "You ore striking, fool- 
hardy, at the foundations of aeronautical 
engineering. Why, man, you must be mod. 
Do you mean to tell me that it would be 
of no advantage to skew the structure?" 

I mumbled Yes. 

He shook his head briskly, impatiently, 
as though I were o froward child. "And 
it would be of no advantage to cant it?" 

None, I said. 

"Or to tilt it, or tip it, or warp it, or 
bend it?" 


"You are hopeless. You are a kindheorted 
milksop who is trying to make the work of 
others easier, and they will repay you with 
malice and fury. 'Look at him,' they will 
say, 'the fool hod a chance to skew and 
cant and warp and deform his structure, 
and he passed it up.' Con you imagine their 

I sighed. I felt indeed a fool. 

"Furthermore, you ore betraying the 
others in your croft. The loftsmen hove given 
you figures accurate to the tenth decimal 
place, which is somewhere within the limits 
of the dimensioning of the molecule, and 
you are hacking them down to fractions of 
on inch. The draftsmen ore looking forward 
to details which will take them weeks to 
contemplate, months to execute. The people 
in the plant want templates they can cry 
over bitterly, things they con ask the lead- 
men how it is possible for mere mortal to fit 
them into the scheme of things. Are you 
going to let them all down? Let down the 
checkers, who will understand the structure 
at a glance, the weights people who will 
estimate the weight without invoking non- 
Euclidean geometries?" 

I departed, a broken, bitter man, but 
with high resolve in my heart. I hod seen 
the road to solvation, and would no more 
be waylaid. So, if you chance to pore over 
the drawings of the new model, and come 
upon an assembly that is not stolid and 
steadfast, but that runs like April through 
the ship, twisting and turning and laughing 
girlish laughter, the credit is not mine. No: 
say that Euthanosius Pilfer lives in that 
wing, the blessed immortal soul of him. 


Productian nuuards 
To Bb made Soon 

Employees who hove submitted shop sug- 
gestions and who hove been advised by 
notices posted on the suggestion bulletin 
board that they are to receive awards, ore 
advised by the War Production Drive Com- 
mittee that a dote will be set in the neor 
future for presentation of Certificates and 
Medals. Advance notice will be sent by mail 
to winners, and employees entitled to awards 
who have not yet turned in their stubs ore 
urged to do so immediately so that the 
committee may have their names. Winners 
should write their name, bodge number and 
department on the suggestion stubs they 
hove retained, and place the stub in the 
suggestion box. 

Nuts, Bolts 1^ J 
and Rivets 

by Noremac 

Running after women never hurts any- 
one — it's catching them that does the dam- 

* * * 

Willie: Where did you all get dot black 

Rastus; Dot widow we met last week ain't 
no widow. 

Bride to Hubby: Darling, the new maid 
has burned the bacon and eggs. Would you 
be satisfied with a couple of kisses for 

Replied the husband: Sure, if she don't 


* * * 

An attorney, noted for his defense of the 
poor against the rich, attended a funeral 
of a millionaire. The clergyman had just 
started when a friend of the attorney's come 
in. "How are the services?" he whispered. 

"The minister has just opened the argu- 
ment for the defense," answered the attor- 

A man's voice called the insane ward at 
the hospital: "Have any of your men got 
away lately?" he asked. 

"No," the keeper replied. "Why do you 

"I just wondered," the man said. "Some- 
one has just run away with my wife." 

Italy can't bluff very long holding just 
a king and o duce. 

A bachelor is a man who never makes 
the same mistake once. 

Two Italians were conversing in Africa 
when another seedy-looking Italian came 
along and after greeting one of the two, 
asked, "Could you lend me 50 Lire?" 

The fellow gave the man the money and 
when they were alone again his friend 
asked. "Who was that guy?" 

"Oh, that's Mussolini." 

"Mussolini! Do you think he will give 
you bock your money?" 

"Oh sure, he'll give it bock. Didn't he 
give bock Ethiopia and Bengasi?" 

A woman hod saved up her money from 
a factory job and decided to splurge on a 
fur coat. She picked out the one she liked, 
but a thought occurred to her. "But if there 
is a shower, won't the rain spoil it?" 

"Madam," the clerk asked rather se- 
verely, "did you ever hear of a skunk using 
an umbrella?" 

"Sure," answered the woman. "My hus- 
band always carries on umbrella." 

You guys better begin hoarding War 
Bonds. Get in early and avoid the rush — 
but don't hoard anything else. The boys 
over there aren't hoarding their ammuni- 

Carol Londis; "I surely don't wont to 
wind up an old maid." 

Groucho Marx: "Well, bring her in and 
let me wind her up." 

* * « 

FRANK SAYE looked over the references 
of the nervous little chop and said, "I'm 
afraid you're the wrong man for this job. 
We want a single man." 

"When I applied yesterday you said you 
wanted a married man." 

"I'm sorry. Must be a mistake." 

"Mistake nothing," groaned the guy. 
"What am I going to do? I went out lost 
night and got married." 

* * « 

An old tightwad died and went to heaven. 
St. Peter met him at the gate and told him 
he would hove to tell of the best good deed 
he had done on earth. The old guy thought 
for a moment and said, "Well, one rainy 
night in San Diego I was walking down 
Broadway and I met a newsboy who was 
crying very bitterly. I asked him what was 
wrong and he told me he hod sold no papers 
all evening, so I bought a paper." 

St. Peter looked at him for a minute and 
then said, "Just a minute." He went inside 
and got the Angel Gabriel and together they 
looked over the record book. 

"Yes," said Gabriel, "that's right." 

"What will we do with him?" asked St. 

Gabriel thought a minute and then 
slammed the book shut and said, "Give him 
bock his nickel and tell him to go to hell." 

!) * • 

A drunk watched a man enter o revolving 
door. As the door swung around, a pretty 
girl stepped out. "Darned good trick," he 
muttered, "but I don't shee how that guy 
changed hish clothes so fast." 

What the overage man likes most about 
the average girl is his arms. 

S! « « 

Sign in a shoe repair shop: If your shoes 
ore not ready, don't blame us. Two of our 
employees hove gone after o heel to save 
your soles. 

EDDIE OBERBAUER was about to take off 
when he stopped to ask a lady friend if she 
would like to go up. "Are you sure you can 
bring me bock?" she asked cautiously. 

"Have no fear. I've never left anyone up 
there yet," answered Eddie. 

* * !): 

A grocer's lad was ascending the finely- 
carpeted staircase wth his arms full of pack- 
ages. "Boy," cried the housewife somewhat 
sharply, "are your feet clean?" 

"Yes'm," replied the boy, "it's only my 
shoes that's dirty." 

The man came into a barber shop and 
a manicurist started to work on him as he 
sat in the barber choir. "How about a date, 
honey?" he asked the girl. 

"That wouldn't be right," she answered. 

"Aw, let's just have dinner," he pleaded. 

"I'm afraid not. My husband wouldn't 
like it." 

"He wouldn't mind." 

"Maybe not," she said. "Why don't you 
ask him? He's shaving you." 

— 14 — 



(Continued from page 6) 

think I was trying to undermine 
him. He wasn't very good at repair 
work, which made him feel insecure 
in his job anyway. He and I often 
worked on the same car, and when 
we'd finished straightening a pair of 
fenders his fender would be a differ- 
ent shape than mine. He finally 
went to the boss privately and com- 
plained that I was a bum worker. 
The next morning the boss was wait- 
ing for me with a pay-off check." 

It took Harper only about on hour 
to find another job. He took his tools 
and walked down the street to a 
nearby garage, where they were 
glad to put him to work at once. 

He stayed there for about two 
months. Then he heard that Ryan 
was looking for an experienced 
sheet-metal man. He stopped in to 
see about it, and a few days later 
he was a member of Ryan's fifteen- 
man sheet metal department. 

This quiet, stubby little man with 
the friendly smile soon began to at- 
tract attention in Sheet Metal. He 
was set to work bumping out ports 
by hand — Ryan hod no drophommer 
in those days — and did such a good 
job of it that his superiors sot up 
and took notice. Don Burnett re- 
marked that Harper was the only 
man who could turn out wing lead- 
ing edges the way he wanted them. 
Erich Faulwetter liked his work on 
cowlings, fairings and wheel pants. 
Before long, as the department ex- 
panded, Harper was supervising 
other men, instead of working him- 
self; in four years he was a night 
foreman; and this year when Sheet 
Metal was split into several divis- 
ions under the general foremanship 
of Faulwetter, the job of foreman of 
Sheet Metal Assembly went to Har- 

Some of the old-timers at Ryan 
still call Harper "Flash" because of 
an electrical display he once set off 
unintentionally. During construc- 
tion of the Ryan factory building, a 
builder's electrician carelessly left 
on untoped wire dangling from the 
ceiling for a short time. Harper 
walked by, and the wire tickled his 
bald head; 440 volts of electricity 
mode contact. 

"It was as if a ball of fire exploded 
in front of my eyes," he says. "I 
slumped down onto a bench, and for 

a few minutes I didn't take much 
interest in my surroundings. But 1 
finally meandered over to First Aid, 
and I felt all right after they fixed 
me up. However, I still have the 
scars from those burns on my head." 

After seven years with Ryan, 
Clarence has no desire to go else- 
where. "If the company treats me 
as well in the future as it always has 
in the past, I'll be here from now 
on," he says. He owns his home, in 
which he gives free rein to his old- 
time habit of swinging paint and 
varnish brushes; he has completely 
refinished the house in four years, 
and is starting on the second round 

Like most men who have made 
their own way in life, Clarence had 
a hard row to hoe in boyhood. Even 
during his school days he was work- 
ing part time. "Seems like the main 
thing I remember as a youngster is 
that when the other kids were out 
playing ball or having a good time, 
I had to be working my head off," 
he recalls. 

However, Clarence now finds 
time for more recreation. He likes 
to bowl, and is also a horseshoe 
pitcher of note. When he lived in 
Cedar Rapids he was an expert fish- 
erman, catching many prize bass 
in the lakes and streams of Iowa 
and Wisconsin. Naturally, the fish 
he recalls with the greatest pride is 
one that got away — a huge muskie, 
well over the 30-inch limit, which 
pulled loose from his hook. 

Clarence's older son Ray worked 
in Ryan's Manifold department for 
a time, but is now a cadet in the 
Army Air Forces. At present he's at 
the Training Center at Santa Ana 
awaiting assignment to a primary 
school. By the time this reaches 
print, Ray may be a dodo — learning 
to fly in one of the Ryan trainers 
his dad helped to build. 


lUaldman Gdes 

Td Dayton 

Appointment of Paul Hugh Woldman as 
Ryan's liaison representative at Wright 
Field, Dayton, Ohio, was announced this 
month by the Ryan company. Woldman 
will establish an office in Dayton to keep 
close contact with Army Air Forces officers 
on all service problems and contract negotia- 
tions affecting Ryan military planes. 

Woldman has been automotive service 
manager of the company, and was later a 
Ryan field service representative. Before 
joining Ryan he operated a La Jolla auto- 
mobile agency. 

Police nab Praminent Ryan Engineer; 
innocent Uictim of Uleird Frome-Up 

by the Prying Reporter 

A man in the Plant Engineering depart- 
ment whose initials are D. H. P. (H. for 
ho-ho-ho as in "Saw Mill Villain") is going 
to be mighty sorry for failing to heed the 
plea laid before him for 4 square inches 
of Douglas Fir. 

When this plea was presented to him, 
his only response was a sinister ha-ho-ho. 
In retaliation for this cruel indifference to 
the needs of others, a plan was developed 
to get D. H. P. into the hands of the police, 
who know well enough how to handle this 
type of character. 

First, it was necessary to get D. H. P. to 
buy a motorcycle. This was easy, because 
he loves to run down women and children 
— a difficult thing for him to do now that 
his car is gathering lichens and moss. 

The next step was to lure Mr. P. out to 
Pacific Beach on his contraption. He was 
invited to a friend's house (an accomplice 
to this plot) and asked in for a few snorts 
of sour milk. 

While D. H. P. was indoors gorging him- 
self, his host took the motorcycle for a 
ride. Motor open wide, he roared around 
and around the block. The din sounded like 

— 15 — 

o combination of a Chicago gangland gun 
battle and an air raid over Dieppe. 

Not being equipped with earplugs, the 
upright citizens of the neighborhood 
promptly took other steps to rid themselves 
of the racket. They phoned the police. 

By the time the gendarmes arrived, the 
host had returned to the house and D. H. P. 
hod staggered out to give his little two-wheel 
killer a fond pot on the rear fender. 

The officers promptly cornered D. H. P. 
and proceeded to give him the tongue-lash- 
ing of a lifetime. The Anti-Noise Section 
of the Loco! Law Code was reviewed in 
great detail and considerable volume. Hav- 
ing committed no greater sin than guzzling 
milk, our hero was understandably dismayed 
— nay, nonplussed or even exasperated. By 
the time the police got through with him, 
Mr. P. was ready to drive his psyche over 
o cliff. 

There is no greater joy than to hear 
someone else get the devil for an act 
which you have committed. Now that we 
hove drug the skeleton out of the closet, 
let's leave it there. 



(Continued from Doge 1 ) 

Sixty-five miles out to sea, Silver- 
man spotted two big silver streaks 
plowing through the water fast 
enough to send his heart into his 
mouth. Periscope feathers sure, he 
thought. He sent his Ryan down on 
them in a screaming dive, his fin- 
gers ready on the bomb release. 
"We were just ready to let them 
have it," Silverman says, "when a 
couple of whales broke surface and 
blew." The incident was not re- 
ported on the official log of the 

"Came June, and the S-C was 
really putting on the hours," he 
writes. "But the gas tank sprang a 
leak — and before I got that thing 
out, welded, and back in again, I 
was ready to trade it for a good 1 902 
Stanley Steamer! However, this an- 
noyance soon wore off, and I was 
soon back again patrolling further 
and further out. As a matter of 
fact, the single tank has meant con- 
siderable mental relief to me, as 
we unfortunately lost a ship due to 
what we believe was an air lock pro- 
duced by one tank draining faster 
than the other. The pilot was about 
400 feet above the water when this 
happened, so he didn't have a 
chance to do much about it." 

Silverman doesn't write about 
whatever narrow escapes and im- 
portant adventures he may have 
had. Instead he confines his letters 
to minor thrills he's run into. He 
merely mentions casually that he's 
picked up everything from a life raft 
to floating wreckage and an in- 
bound convoy of 45 ships. One flight 
that gave him a lot of satisfac- 
tion, he says, was when he sighted 
a speck on the horizon, flew out 
to it, and found it was a Navy de- 
stroyer. "Turning back with a new 
course, we hit our original buoy on 
the nose," he says. "It was a 
mighty fine piece of navigating on 
my buddy's part, but due credit 
must certainly go to the S-C for its 
stability in that 240 miles without 
sight of land or buoy." 

Walt Nicolai, another CAP pilot 
who flies a Ryan S-C, is also close- 
mouthed about his experiences on 
patrol duty. But his letters are en- 

thusiastic about his plane, which 
he has christened the Tin Duck. 
"We're sorry we don't have more 
S-C's," he writes. "A hundred 
thousand miles of ocean flying for 
the Tin Duck have proven that the 
folks at Ryan sure know how to 
build the right kind. Too much 
can't be said for the way Ryans 
have stood up in the coastal patrol 
work, where sand, salt air, blazing 
sunshine and dampness are present 
at all times. Hangars are a long-for- 
gotten pleasure of the past." 

Nicolai is glad that he's flying 
a low-wing plane. "The accuracy 
required in bombing proves that a 
low-wing plane is more advanta- 
geous," he writes. "The visibility of 
the Ryan is tops. Carrying the bomb 
load is no problem, and it looks 
very much in place beneath the fuse- 
lage on the S-C. Then, too, the slid- 
ing hatch on the Ryan is one of 
its greatest safety factors. Squirm- 
ing out of a conventional door is 
not easy in a rough sea. Having 
a hatch makes it possible just to 
stand up and — you're out." 

To the horror of the Army, the 
average age of the CAP pilots is 
nearly 38 years. Yet these oldsters 
fly their landplanes on long missions 
out of sight of land, under condi- 
tions calling for skill and stamina, 
where they've only a sMm chance 
of coming back alive if either pilot 
or plane shows a flaw. Nicolai, like 
his brother volunteers, is very mat- 
ter-of-fact about his flights. 

"Once the Tin Duck blew a cyl- 
inder head at sea," he writes, "but 
made it back. The lack of emer- 
gency landing fields out there is a 
factor worth consideration. But at 
least, the size and type tire on the 
S-C makes it possible for me to 
land in the softest sand in an emer- 
gency. Also, my gasoline consump- 
tion seems to be about a gallon less 
per hour than other similar powered 
planes, due to the fact that the en- 
gine will turn approximately 2150 
RPM's and fly throttled back to 
1450. That 700 RPM range gives 
me an extra margin of safety that's 
mighty welcome on a long sea flight. 

The Ryan S-Cs being flown by 
the CAP are the type of planes 
which our factory was producing 
just before we switched to military 
trainers for the Army and Navy. 
Since 1937 they've been known all 
over America as one of the hottest 

— 16 — 


by Gerald Ryan 

MILDRED CUSEY minds the noise more 
than the slacl<s occosionsd by the new lo- 
cation of RALPH FLANDERS' office. . . . 
CLAIRE ond HOWARD WEBB hove discov- 
ered there is much they miss in the Miami 
weather. . . . BILL HOTCHKISS finds 
manifold parts quite o contrast to cool mine 
operation in Burlingame, Osage County, 
Kansas. "Mining is a tough job," says Bill, 
who claims it has been especially so for 
small operators who had to pay more in 
taxes than they were getting from the dig- 
gings. . . . BEN SMITH, whose home- 
spun Texas yarns bring endless stomoch- 
laughs to listeners during the lunch and rest 
periods, has been comparing range notes 
with Philadelphian WING HOWARD these 
past few days. . . . VIRGINIA GULLIX- 
SON and IRENE WENDT happily helping 
NORMAN SEELY deliver the Merlin goods 
on the second shift. . . . JOHNNY De- 
FRAIN, whose sideline is o dance orchestro 
which specializes in genuine old-timers 
along with the new, was on enthusiast for 
a baseball career before a shoulder injury 
wrote finis. . , . Another who con come 
in on the hot licks is MERLE CARLSON's 
drummer-Dispatcher, JIMMY WHITFIELD. 

Arrival on the world scene of seven-ond- 
o-quorter-pound Dennis George has added 
to the mellowness of C. H. iHAPi ATHER- 
TON's smile. Born Moy 25th, the young- 
ster. Inouguration of necessary household 
floor-walking on top of his already exten- 
sive factory routine will give Hap rather 
active hours. 

JIMMY EDGIL picking up some Spanish 
on his own hook to facilitate conversotions 
with the Good Neighbors later. . . . AD- 
DITH LUCILE McCURDY has o big form 
back in Hobart, Oklahoma, but she is most 
recently from Fort Worth, Texas, and has 
been answering to the name TEX. . . 
SARAH HASTINGS becoming particularly 
fond of the spaghetti after helping JIM 
MATHIS get a load of Merlin ready for 
shipment. . . . WILLIAM BOYD HAR- 
PER insists it's neither a marcel nor a per- 
mament. . . . and GENE BROWN has 
purchased all his summer fishing equipment, 
which reminds me that it's about time to 
drag anchor. 

private-owner planes in the air. 
Unique among aircraft in the same 
general field, the S-C is an all-metal 
three-place cabin monoplane, pow- 
ered with a 145-horsepower Warner 
radial engine. All Ryan workers can 
be proud that these planes, like the 
later military craft produced here, 
are doing plenty to help win the war! 

Smoke From 
A Test Tube 

by Sally and Sue 

In the spring a young man's fancy turns 
— now don't get excited and don't start to 
hold your breoth — you surely know where 
a young Aeronautical Engineer's fancy 
turns. Why, to writing specifications, of 
course. And if the model (did we hear a 
whistle?) is OS beautiful and has as many 
promising features as the coming model is 
whispered to have, no wonder they delve 
into matters thoroughly and completely be- 
fore the final o.k. is placed on specifica- 
tions by all and sundry interested parties 
concerned. So goes spring in the Lob. 

Just when we think the Engineering De- 
partment has gotten complely settled, just 
when we have memorized a mile-long list of 
telephone numbers, just when we know how 
and where to locate another list of people in 
the twinkling of an eye, another building 
is completed and another door is opened as 
the Ryan Company expands. First you see 
'em and then you don't see 'em — we mean 
Engineering personnel; so say we, as we at- 
tach our pedometers and set out to find 
them in their new domain. 

Speaking of moving, may we say that we 
were the first to congratulate our friends 
in the Purchasing Department upon their 
arrival bock at this side of the field. Of 
course we hod to climb over requisitions and 
boxes, but we greeted them just the same. 

"DOC" WHITCOMB has hit upon a brand 
new fad. He figures that as long as women 
can change their hair styles every week 
or so, why can't men? After all, the superior 
species can't be outdone. So-o-o-o, we 
were pleasantly surprised one day this week 
when he shyly entered the door with his 
hair newly parted on the left and a per- 
fectly glamorous-looking wove down over 
one eye. (Juct another Veronica Lake.) 
it really did things to his face — and that 
new sweater of his serves to bring out the 
blue in his eyes, too. Yes, siree, there is 
definitely a new order in the Laboratory. 

A stranger, entering the Lab for the first 
time, might hear fragments of conversa- 
tion such as the following and might get 
the idea that this part of the plant was an 
institution restricted for a far different rea- 
son than was originally planned. We did a 
little listening instead of talking for a 
change, and here is what we heard: "Just 
dip it in and then take it out." "Hey, it's 
hot in here!" "Please, can you get this 
scotch tape off my dress? I just simply stick 
to everything!" "Where's Bo?" "Will 
somebody please answer the phone!" "Give 
me the fly swatter — I'm going mad." 
"Oop; — missed it. That darn wastepaper 
basket." "Your shirt-tail's out, Lipsey." 
"What day is this?" "What's Pochl's phone 
number?" "Oh, gum! Thanks, Ford." 
"Hurry up. Today's the deadline!" See what 
we mean? We're just warning you — we 
wouldn't want you to get the wrong impres- 
sion when you visit the "Hall of Science" 
or the "Monkey Cage" (whichever title you 
prefer) . 

Have you noticed those flashy ties that 
HIXSON has been wearing lately? We 
thought we were suffering from eye strain 
or hallucinations or something at first, but 

it finally dawned on us that it was just some- 
one's conception of a sunrise and/or volcano. 

Nothing halfway about Tommy — he goes 
whole hog or none at oil, we've discov- 
ered. (I'm glad T. H. doesn't know which 
one of the Super Snoopers is responsible for 
the above paragraph. We've found it neces- 
sary to have an agreement not to tell any- 
one who writes what in this column [so- 
called column] in order to insure our safety 
from Laboratory personnel.) 

Hey, we're lonesome for somebody over 
here in the Lab whom we haven't seen for 
ages. FRANK MARTIN, assistant photog- 
rapher, has been out for some time, but we 
hear he expects to be back at work soon. 
When you do get bock, Frank, don't forget 
you owe us a visit at your earliest possible 
opportunity. It's a dote! You won't have so 
far to come any more, seeing as how you 
and Tommy are established in your fancy 
new darkroom now. 



by Tom and Gerry, also Marion 

Ah!!!!! Spring, Beautiful Spring. (What 
are we saying? What with our liquid sun- 
shine.) But enough of that, after all our 
lovely California weather. 

Romances and more romances. Wish I 
could say all I know about them, but mum's 
the word. But anyway saw in the paper the 
other day WILBEA JACKSON, formerly of 
Purchasing, has become engaged. To a Ma- 
rine Lieutenant, no less. Well, the Marines 
hove done it again. Also RUTH DOUGH- 
ERTY. (Ho! I'll bet you thought we were 
going to say that a Marine had gotten her 
also, but no.) She is going bock home for 
a month's vacation. Hi ho, Ruth, have a 
good time, and try to write us a card. 

Our deepest sympathy is extended to 
MARJORIE KOENIG in the loss of her 
brother overseas. She received word lost 

Paymaster's Office, and her two children 
are back in Son Diego again. Her husband 
has gone overseas. She wants to say "hello" 
to all her friends at Ryan. 

How come ERNIE MOORE came to work 
Monday morning with a sprained back and 
a sunburn — all in one short Sunday? It is 
rumored that a surfboard was involved. 

BETTIE HINES, of Manifold Production 
Control, is leaving to join her husband, Lt. 
Commander Eade of the Naval M.edicol 
Corps. They will spent the next year or so 
in Pensocola, Florida. We're awfully glad 
for you, Bettie, but will miss you like every- 
thing ! 

Manifold Production Control, has left the 
employ of Ryan. Lots of luck to you. 

JEANNE STUTZ, of Airplane Production 
Control, is back to work after a week's bout 
with a bad throat. Glad to see you bock 
and looking so well. Hope you are feeling 
fine now — and take core of that throat; 
strep is no fun. 

MARIE DiFONZO, of Airplane Produc- 
tion Control, has just returned from a two 
weeks' vacation with her husband — all the 
way to Pennsylvania to visit the family, and 
to New York. She reports they had a grand 
trip, and we're certainly glad to have her 
back again. 

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Gauze and Tape 

by Ruth Gates 

We wish to extend a vote of thanks to 
the blood donors for Mr. SKINNER. Officer 
MAJOR were the contributors, and several 
others stood by ready at a moment's no- 
tice. CHARLOTTE FISHER is a regular 
donor to the Red Cross, and she offered 
to help Mr. Skinner, but her blood is a rare 
type and could not be used for him. When 
the hospital heard of her type they asked her 
to contribute her blood to another patient 
badly in need of her type, which she gladly 

The police department cooperated to the 
fullest degree in taking the donors to and 
from the hospital whenever needed. 

All the members of the tool crib showed 
their true colors in their whole-hearted 

Mrs. WALKER passed the "collection 
box" to the tune of $113.55, which was 
sent to Mr. and Mrs. Skinner to help with 
the "little" (?) hospital bill. 




(Continued from page 7) 

saving. There used to be more than 
200 varieties of lubricating oil which 
were needed for different makes of 
British and American planes. This 
has been reduced to about 6 or 8, 
Hearne says, by international stand- 

Hearne is one of the leading fig- 
ures in this drive for simplification. 
He is national chairman of the new 
group which is working for standard- 
ization — the International Stand- 
ards Project of the National Aircraft 
Standards Committee. Twenty-nine 
major American plane manufactur- 
ers have empowered him to act for 
them in consultation with the Brit- 
ish committee. 

The British technicians who came 
here to meet with Hearne are W. T. 
Gemmell, deputy director of stand- 
ardization of the Ministry of Air- 
craft Production in London; H. W. 
Goodinge, technical secretary and 
director of the Society of British Air- 
craft Constructors in London; H. B. 
Howard, chief of the technical in- 
formation section of the British Air 
Commission in Washington; and 
Flight Lieutenant D. G. Moffitt of 
the Royal Air Force, assigned to 
duty in Washington with the British 
Air Commission. Together with Tom 
Hearne of Ryan, these men may 
play a potent role in the new inter- 
national drive for standardization. 


uiins $100 Bono 

Robert E. Christy of Plant Engineering 
was awarded a $100 War Bond this month 
by Aero Digest magazine for the movable 
furnace-loading fork he worked out for 
Ryan. Bob's device won the magazine's 
monthly prize for the best production idea 
by war worker — and deservedly, too, for it 
saves 385 pounds of steel a day and cuts 
in half the time needed to load and unload 
the Ryan heat-treat furnace. 

Clem Smith lUins 
Golf Tournament 

Clem Smith, of Wing Assembly, shot a 
78 to win the May 23 Ryan Golf Tourna- 
ment at the La Jollo Country Club over a 
field of 77 players. Bernard Bills, of Ma- 
chine Shop, whose name occurs with mo- 
notonous regularity in first or second place, 
took second with a 79. Other low gross 
scores were turned in by Keith Whitcomb, 
of Engineering Lab, with an 80, O. F. Finn, 
of Inspection, with on 84, and W. G. Hub- 
bell of Engineering Lab, with an 86. 

Low net honors went to T. F. Hickey, of 
Inspection, gross 96 minus handicap 35, 
for a net of 61 . Clarence Putmon, of Statis- 
tical, with a gross 90 minus handicap of 
28, took second low net with a 62. 

Smith collected twelve pars, followed by 
Bills with eight pars and two birdies, and 
Finn with nine pars. 

More box score: 

Hand mashies — none detected. 

Foot mashies — "We don't discuss that!" 
(McReynolds) . 

Hit by pitched ball — Moss by Orbon. 
Struck out — Orbon. 

Library Has Uacation Club 

The Vacation Reading Club, sponsored by 
the Children's Deportment of the San Diego 
Public Library, will be open as usual this 
year to oil children between third and ninth 
grades. The club encourages the reading 
of a variety of selected books from the li- 
brary shelves and awards certificates to the 

children completing 8 books or more during 
the summer. It affords wholesome recrea- 
tion for children and will be of particular 
advantage this year with many parents 
working. Children may join the club by sign- 
ing up as club members at their nearest 
branch library after June 25th. 

more RyanitBS Go Up 

Hardly a week goes by that there aren't 
more promotions announced at Ryan. As 
the company's work expands, more and 
more employees move up from the ranks 
to take leadmen's jobs. 

This month's crop of promotions to lead- 
man includes: JACK H. EDDY, Wing, sec- 

ond shift; C. L. BOWEN, Manifold Tail- 
pipe, second shift; G. M. LANE, Manifold 
Welding, third shift; O, W. SCHAEFER 
and E. S. MAZZUCHI, Manifold Small 
Ports, first and second shift respectively; 
G. T. BELL and D. O. COVERY, Manifold 
Assembly, second shift. 

Beuiare The Sun On Claudy Days 

If you're at the beach on a cloudy day — 
beware! That's just the kind of day on 
which you're likely to get a really serious 
sunburn — one that could keep you in bed 
for several days and might even send you 
to the hospital. 

Clouds or a high fog which hide the sun 
don't shut off its rays. They intensify its 
burning qualities. So if you feel tempted 
to lie on the worm sand some cloudy Sun- 

— 18 — 

day, watch yourself mighty carefully! Slather 
on lots of olive oil or other anti-sunburn 
preparation, and don't stay in the sun too 

Lost summer so many newcomers to Coli- 
fornio were fooled by its worm, cloudy days 
that the San Diego hospitals hod more sun- 
burn coses than they could handle. Yes, 
believe it or not, so many people were 
hospitolized for sunburn thot the hospitals 
hod to turn cases away! 

Wanna Swap? 

The success of the Swap Column depends 
on you. So far returns on the ads run have 
been very good — but we don't have enough 
new ads coming in. Is there something you'd 
like to sell, trade or buy? If so, write it out 
and drop it in the Flying Reporter box just 
Inside the main factory entrance. 

WANTED — Small gasolne motor 3 to 1 5 
h.p., good condition, for cash. W. Kane, 
3087, Inspection Crib 5, second shift. 

single or twin. G. 
Shop, 1775. 

— Outboard Motor — 
F. Strickland, Mach. 

WILL SWAP 38 police positive Colt re- 
volver for 16mm moving picture pro- 
jector. S. J. Long, Fuselage Inspection, 

SWAP — 1941 4-door deluxe Oldsmobile 
sedan, fully equipped, will trade for equity 
in house or form or good lot. Robert 
Vizzini, 680, Airplane Planning. 

WANTED — Outboard motor. George Brooks, 
1259, Drop Hammer, third shift. 

WANTED — Washing machine. Will pay top 
price for late model in good condition. 
F. W. Reed, 813, Contract Administra- 

SELL OR SWAP — Refrigeration and air 
conditioning correspondence course cost- 
ing $208.00. Will sell or trade. Make 
offer. G. P. Dedmon, 2548, Electric Crib, 
Second Shift. 

SWAP — Who wonts a drafting set and 
what hove you to trade for it? S. M. Wil- 
kinson, 2531, Finishing Inspection, Crib 
8, Second Shift. 

FOR SALE — Man's or boy's Excelsior bicy- 
cle for $25.00. Like new. R. T. Mueller, 
2671, Planishing. 

FOR SALE — One .38 Colt Police Positive, 
belt and holster, $40.00. Call Conde, 
Ext. 231, M-2, 1st Shift. 

SELL OR SWAP — Iver-Johnson Bicycle with 
new pre-war 28" tires for $30.00 or a 
baby buggy. Bill Berry, 431, Contract 
Engineering. Home phone T-2771. 

FOR SALE — 22-ft. trailer house. Table top 
stove, two beds, two big closets. Very 
roomy. A. L. McCurdy, 4507, Transpor- 

WANTED — Back issues of "Flying Report- 
er," as follows: 

Volume 3, No. 10. 
Volume 4, No. 5. 
Volume 4, No, 9. 
Volume 4, No. 10. 

Please contact R. S. Cunningham, Produc- 
tion Control Superintendent, Phone 273. 

RADIO REPAIRS — I am repairing radios for 
Ryan employees exclusively in my spare 
time at home. This way you can get good 
service from someone who is known to 
everybody and be assured of a good job. 
Will pick up and deliver at the back gate 
after work every night. Contact me dur- 
ing rest periods. No auto radios. L. E. 
Garrison (Poppy), 1532, Manifold In- 

FOR SALE — One pair of Brooks white fig- 
ure skates, size 41/2, $9. Charles Lehton, 
108, Electrical Maintenance. 

SELL OR SWAP — "Flash-A-Call" inter- 
communication system capable of carry- 
ing up to 10 sub-stations. Consists of 
Master Control and one sub-station. 
New — used for demonstrations only. As 
many sub-stations as desired may be ob- 
tained Ferd. Wolfram, 3053, Drop-Ham- 
hem, third shift. 

WANTED — Light-weight English or Amer- 
ican bicycle. Will pay top price. Earl At- 
kinson, 1241, Drop Hammer. 

SELL OR SWAP— Radio Air Line, 8 tube, 
3 bands, console for $40. Phiico console 
for $25. Three-way portable, $12.50. 
Also have a few auto radios to swap for 
what have you. Home and auto radios 
repaired. G. P. Dedmon, 2548, Electric 
Crib, Second Shift. 

FOR SALE — 24-ft. cabin cruiser. Good con- 
dition throughout. Completely equipped 
with 6-cylinder Pontioc engine converted 
with fresh-water cooling system. Sleeps 
two. Galley. 30-gallon fresh water capac- 
ity. Equipped for live-bait fishing with 
separate pump motor. Completely refin- 
ished throughout. See. W. M. Sarsfield, 
1052, Stock Room, B-2. 

SELL OR SWAP — Doberman Pinscher pup. 
Carmock Berrymon, 2615, Inspection, 
Crip 3. 

PLANES. The company has received sev- 
eral recent requests from the Army and 
Navy for accurate scale models of the 
PT-22 trainers and cannot supply them 
as we ore unable to locate model build- 
ers. If you can moke scale models or hove 
a model of a Ryan PT-22, please contact 
BILL WAGNER, Public Relations Depart- 
ment, Ryan Aeronautical Company. 

WANTED — The following bock issues of 
Flying Reporter ore wanted by The Li- 
brary of Congress: 

Any issues of Volume 1 . 
Any issues of Volume 2. 
Numbers I through 6 of Volume 3. 

Any Ryanite having one or more of these 
back numbers who would like to donate 
them to the official files of the Library 
of Congress, send them by inter-office 
moil to Bill Wagner, Public Relations. 

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Production Control 

by Maynard Lovell 

I did not believe that when I wrote the 
conversation between Mr. CUNNINGHAM 
and myself that Mr. CAMERON would take 
it so seriously. His answer in the last issue 
would imply that "beasts of burden" were 
on the less intelligent side. This could be, 
Mr. CAMERON, but I ask you: Did you 
ever see a horse worrying about a man 
getting something to eat? Did you ever see 
horse worrying about keeping up with 
the Joneses? Last but not least, did you ever 
hear of a horse wearing shoes that ore 
too small just to make his feet look tiny? 

Think it over, BILL, and when you can 
prove that a horse, elephant, camel or any 
other animal is DUMB I'd like to hear from 
you. They don't hove war, don't get into 
debt, and, BILL, did you ever hear of any 
of these animals getting married? 

ing on air these days. Yes, it is partly be- 
cause there is a new arrival at his house. A 
boy, Dennis George, and he arrived May 
24th. (I talked with HAP Sunday and he 
is quite elated about the baby, of course, 
and also the fact that with him they got a 
"Ration Book" and he won't be able to wear 
shoes for some time — to soy nothing about 
taking sugar with his meals.) 

CHRIS MUELLER was telling me Saturday 
night that he is one up on me now. By 
the time this is in print he will have two 
sons in the Navy and one working for Ryan. 
Good for you, Chris, and no one can soy 
that the Mueller family aren't doing their 

Things hove been slow in the News De- 
partment. I thought that we had a romance 
started lost week, but then she stopped call- 
ing Byron up and that is the end of that. 


Wing Tips 

R. F. Hersey 

Well, folks, our Wing picnic was a great 
success. But HERSEY and KELLOGG stood 
out like sore thumb — both were sober. As 
per usual TOMMY SHOWS and DENNY 
BLOUNT were the aristocrats of the sea- 
soned hops. 

The great AL JUESCHKE arrived with o 
beautiful maiden in white. Later in the day 
her white slacks were striped. This was not 
due to wet park bench, but from the 
staves of a barrel. 

A certain Person named IRENE was in 
very bad shape, as was her mate, from a 
sudden blow on the head. That's a very 
good story "E. E. B." — but that's not the 
way I beared it. 

We were glad to see Mr. and Mrs. REX 
SEATON at our picnic and hope they had 
a good time. 

ED HALL has been looking rather happy 
these last few days. He tells us his son is 
back from overseas combat duty. We oil 
wish your son speedy recovery, Ed. 

Well, folks, between reporting this col- 
umn, training women and high school stu- 
dents, it keeps us very busy in the Wing 
department. I'll have to sign off until our 
next issue. 






by Jack Graham 

ROY J. TAYLOR . . . 

Introducing ROY J. TAYLOR, tooling in- 
spector, assigned to modeling, who has the 
hobby of collecting oddities. 

Roy has been a collector of all sorts of 
odd things since a boy in grammar school. 
He used to bring home odd-shaped rocks, 
queer- looking insects, snakes and butter- 
flies until his parents persuaded him to de- 
vote more time to his stamp and coin col- 
lections. For years he maintained a fine set 
of stamps of all types and an equally fine 
group of coins. 

In later years he has switched to collec- 
tion of newspapers with interesting histori- 
cal notes, magazines, and tropxal fish. Re- 
cently one of his brothers-in-law called and 
said that he had a real find for Roy. Due 
to the housing shortage in Oceonside, they 
were going to open and modernize the old 
abandoned "ghost-mansion" of the John- 
son family, who were one of the pioneer 
families of that city. This house had been 
untouched since the last of the family hod 
passed on years ago, and was full of odd 
relics and antique furniture the family had 
accumulated since Civil War days. 

On the second floor, Roy found a lot of 
interesting newspapers, doted in March of 
1908, that had been used as padding un- 
derneath an expensive gross and rattan rug 
that had been imported from Java. 

After scanning through the papers, Roy 
came upon an interesting article that will 
settle more than one recent discussion in 
the factory as to where and when the first 
public flight of an aeroplane took place in 
America. (The editor decided to print the 
whole article because of the interest and 
historical significance.) 

American Aeroplane Makes Short Flight 

'By direct wire to the Los Angeles Times) 
Hammondsport, N. Y., March 11, 1908. — Presi- 
dent Alexander Graham Bell's new aeroplane, the 
Red Wing, hod its first test flight on Lake 
Keuka today. The machine was built by the Aerial 
Experimental Association for Lieut. Thomas Sel- 
fridge, U.S.A., to fly. 

The aeroplane after gliding on the ice-covered 
surface of Lake Keuka for 200 feet rose to a 
height of 10 feet and sailed at that elevation 
for a distance of 319 feet, of the rate of 25 to 
30 miles per hour. 

After having covered this distance a portion 
of the "tail" gave way, and the aeroplane was 
brought down for repairs. This was declared to 
be the first public successful flight of a heovier- 
thon-oir flying machine in America. 

The machine was propelled by a 40-horsepower, 
eight-cylinder, air-cooled gasoline motor weigh- 
ing 145 pounds. The propeller was made of two 
blades of steel measuring six feet two inches in 
diameter, having a pitch of four feet and weigh- 
ing 19 pounds. The aeroplane proper weighs 196 
pounds, the engine and the apparatus about 
200 pounds, and the operator about 175 pounds, 
a total of 560 pounds. 

Roy also raised tropical fish and found 
that they were not only interesting to 
watch, but thot they have brilliant colors 
and nature-endowed camouflage to protect 
them from larger fish. Some are only a 
fraction of an inch in length. Others have 
the ability to become practically the same 
color as the water they ore in, making it 
virtually impossible to see them. 


Jacques Westler, genial leadman of Mani- 
fold, had his self-esteem lowered recently. 
It all came about when his better half, Mrs. 
Lotus Westler, who bowled anchor posi- 
tion for the Ryan Wives' team in the winter 
league, decided to show her husband who 
was the top bowler in the family. The final 
score showed her superiority in no uncertain 
terms and poor Jacques has been having a 
hard time keeping the results a secret. 

One of the best-liked men in the Mani- 
fold department, Jacques has been respon- 
sible for many short-cuts and innovations. 
He is one of the few there who can trace 
the manufacture of parts that comprise the 
different assemblies, and he has a rare 
knock of remembering old assemblies and 
parts numbers of the early days of Ryan 
manifold production. 


Did you ever wonder who that impressive- 
looking gentleman was that always wears 
a neat shop-coat and manages to keep it 
clean despite his daily contact with ma- 
chinery? His name is William R. Cundiff. 
He is in Maintenance department and he 
has been at Ryan since 1 9-tO. 

"Sweet William," as the boys have named 
him, keeps the intricate machinery of the 
huge hydraulic presses in good condition, 
OS well as a multitude of other pieces of 

He is another of Ryan's active bowlers, 
carrying a high 165 average and partici- 
pating in all the tournaments and league 
ploy. He was a member of the team that 
took prize money in the City Tournament 
this year, 

Cundiff has one of the finest home photo- 
graph studios in the vicinity and possesses 
a professional 4x5 Graflex camera, a large- 
size movie camera and projector and a com- 
plete home enlarger and finishing appara- 
tus. He takes o lot of action pictures and 
has a rare collection of fight pictures, crash 
views, and some beautiful rodeo shots. 

In between shots — ???? — he finds time 
to cultivate all types of tomatoes and other 
middle-west style of vegetables, and 
flowers, in his fine Victory garden. He has 
inaugurated numerous helpful ideas and 
safety devices in his department and is al- 
ways on the look-out for better ways of 
servicing and getting additional wear out 
of Ryan equipment. 


^ The Beam 

JbI by Pat Kelly 

Superstition has a great bearing on our 
lives. Its form and power probably depend 
on childhood environment. It has much to 
do with the planting of crops and the hand- 
ling of animals. It is familiar to all of us 
in minor instances such as four-leaf clovers, 
certain numbers, horseshoes, block cats, 
walking under ladders, etc. I bumped into 
new one the other day, and it came about 
in this way. 

I was putting away my tools, preparing 
to shut down, when "ADMIRAL" GOTT- 
SCHALK, of M-2, barged in and insisted on 
minutely examining each item, carefully 
noting that my name was indelibly in- 
scribed on every article. Finally a knife 
caught his eye and, having found the 
thing, I told him he could have it, hoping 
he would accept it and allow me to go 
my way. 

"No, no," sez Ralph, "I'm superstitious. 
I'll give you two-bits for it, but I can't 
permit you to give me anything that has a 
point." As far as 1 was concerned, the point 
was to get shut of Gottscholk; also, the 
Scotch in me noted on opportunity for quick 
profit, so I sez, "Okay, decorate the ma- 
hogany." He picked up the knife and 1 
picked up a lousy dime! 

Can you imagine "ANDY" ANDREWS, 
debonair anodizer, as on ordinary brick- 
layer? Though Andy walks with the ungainly 
duck-like wobble of a ballet dancer, the de- 
velopment of his arms cautions us to be 
diplomatic. Suffice it to soy that we were 
more than astonished to find him busily 
re-bricking the large heat treat oven on a 
Sunday morning. With the near-by drop 
hammers knocking out the mortar almost 
as fast OS it is placed by the profusely 
sweating artificer, the marvel of it is that 
any of the brick long remain in position, 

— 20 — 

so perhaps we should slightly modify the 
term "ordinary brick-layer" and call Andy 

Miss MARIE BRUNOLD has quite sud- 
denly become Mrs. HAROLD BLOMQUIST. 
Cupid shot his arrow long ago in Chicago; 
the recent wedding is the culmination of a 
school-day romance. While Pvt. Blomquist 
learns commando tactics at Camp Roberts, 
Morie keeps the Fuselage Department ahead 
of production schedule. Our sincere con- 
gratulations to all concerned. 

Carrying out that theme, we wish to 
throw a bouquet to WILSON "EASY" 
NORTH, of Wing Assembly, for his splen- 
did cooperation. We had a job to do in his 
department that required considerable mov- 
ing equipment. His pleasant smile re- 
mained, though his ears reddened and he 
mumbled unintelligibles to himself, as he 
skidded jigs fore and oft. Great guy, Easy. 

Said BILL STEWART, of Pickling, on re- 
ceiving the new form of pay check, "Makes 
ya feel impo'tant. Shows yo hidden taxes 
an' un-hidden taxes, what's due on' whot 
ain't due, profit an' loss, everything right 
there in front of ya. But it sure messed up 
the check pool." 

Ever heard "ZEEK" WANGLER, of Drop 
Hammer, burst into song? He chirps a mean 
ditty when he gets a strong whiff of acid. 
His favorite aria, sons accompaniment, 
sounds this-a-woy: 

"I'd rather hove fingers than toes, 

I'd rather have eyes than a nose. 

And as for my hair, I'm damned glad 
it's all there. 

And I'll sure look like hell when it goes." 

We had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. 
DON HULBERT recently. Both of the Hul- 
berts are former Ryanites. Don will be re- 
membered as a chap who entertained most 
definite opinions. At present he is in Hono- 
lulu, T. H. Mrs. Hulbert is leaving shortly 
to join him. Our regards to Don, and luck 
to you, ANN. 

Mrs. LIN DRAKE, the Belle of M-2, will 
have placed a service flog in her window 
ere this is published. Her husband will be in 
Norfolk, 'V'irginia, doing his bit with the 
C. B's. 

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• Of course, you've been spending at 
least part of Sunday at the beach, and by 
this time you must have acquired at least 
the beginnings of a delectable tan. You save 
money that way too, for if you are a "with- 
out hose" addict like myself, you won't have 
to bother applying those liquid stockings. 
However, if you're not fortunate enough 
to have time for the beach on your pre- 
cious Sundays, there are several good liquid 
hose products on the market. A favorite of 
mine is Elizabeth Arden's Velva Leg Film, 
which I find is applied much easier if di- 
luted with water. However, don't get too 
much water, or it won't work. 

• For you gals who have trouble with your 
finger nails breaking (of course, not due 
to the fact that you keep them longer 
than your type of work will standi if you 
would like to strengthen them try applying 
white iodine before putting on your first 
coat of nail polish. Even if you use color- 
less polish, no one will be the wiser, at 
least until they begin asking how you keep 
your nails so nice. 

• Do you, too, hanker after long swoopy 
eyelashes? Well, it's a simple matter if 
you'll devote just 5 minutes a night brush- 
ing on worm castor oil. It's the brushing 
that counts, so why not start tonight with 
a vengeance.' 

• Lydia O'Leory, Inc., 551 Fifth Avenue, 
New York, N. Y., has for many years sold 
a cream called "Covermork" for concealing 
birthmarks. X-ray burns, bruises and what 
not. It's really a life-saver for those of us 
who need something of this kind. Lydia sells 
a convenient purse-size spot-stik for only 
$1.25 in light, medium, and dork. This is 
carried by most drug and department stores, 
or you can obtain it by writing direct to 

• Are you one of those shy young things 
that's afraid to use eye make-up? Well, 
you're better off without it — until you've 
practiced at home at considerable length. 
Unless it's done in a subtle manner it looks 
ghastly. One important caution when op- 
plying mascara: don't have your brush too 
wet to start with and do use it sparingly 
— it's powerful stuff. Of course, when you 
go out in the evening, you can get away 
with more make-up, for the subdued light- 
ing in most of the places you'll probably 
go to will definitely absorb much of your 
coloring. It is wise to use a rouge and lip- 
stick with some blue in it rather than or- 
ange, for it doesn't fade as readily under 
artificial lighting. 

• Do you have trouble with your Tpstick 
running and getting smeary? A favorite 
brand of mine, Coty's "Sub-Deb," is lus- 
trous but not greasy, and really stays put, 
especially if applied with a lipstick brush. 

• You've naturally heard of the Powers 
models — well here's a break for us common 
people. John Robert Powers has just re- 
cently inaugurated the Powers Home Course 
— in which for a moderate price he trains 
you right in your own home in figure per- 
fection, fitness, make-up, hair styling, voice 
training, and how to be "best dressed." 
If you're really interested in self-improve- 
ment, just write to the John Robert Powers 
Home Course, 247 Park Avenue, New York, 
N. Y., and they'll send you all the details. 

• Do you hove some old seersucker dresses 
that are worn out around the top? Why 
not moke some nifty aprons out of the 
skirts? You con don one when you're cook- 
ing up something for your favorite man. 
Another timesover here — you don't hove 
to iron them. 

• Here's a tip for you typewriter pounders. 
When you do happen to make one of those 
infrequent typographical errors in a very im- 
portant letter that just has to go out in 
the next moil, and wont to moke a neat 
correction, after using your eraser just rub 
some good old-fashioned white chalk like 
you used in school over the erased spot and 
then type over it several times — it's a life- 
saver. I know. 

9 You've heard about the shortage of 
leather, no doubt. This also applies to 
leather for belts, so you might make your 
own belt out of multi-colored strips of rib- 
bon sewed together to make a wide bond, 
leaving enough of the ends separated to tie 
each color in a separate bow. 

• For you gals who have decided to tie 
up with the WAVES or the WAACS, Eliza- 
beth Arden has a gabardine beauty kit what 
am a kit! Navy or olive drab with pink 
moire lining. It holds twelve articles which 
lady soldiers and sailors need to keep looking 
up to snuff — including Redwood lipstick for 
WAVES, Burnt Sugar for WAACS. Maybe 
you can inveigle someone into giving it to 
you as a going-away present. It sells for 
the small price of $10. 

• If your grandmother likes to moke piece- 
work quilts, why not have her take time out 
to make you a piece-work camisole top 
for your shorts? It's sure to prove a con- 
versation piece. You might even distribute 
a few patches on your shorts. 

9 If you happen to hove your favorite bath- 
ing suit left over from last season only to 
find that the moths got there before you 
did, applique exotic flowers cut from a piece 
of chintz. Then listen to the raves! 

• To my way of thinking, nothing can 
beat a basic black dress — summer or win- 
ter. Hove at least one black dress in your 
summer wardrobe and there's no end of 
changes you con moke to fool your public 
— a frilly feminine collar bubbling over 

— 21 — 

your shoulders, or in the evening remove 
the collar and odd a pair of luminous flower 
clips and earrings to match. Perfect for the 
dim-out evenings. Of course, it pays in the 
long run to pay a pretty penny for your 
block dress so you can get one that will 
wear and wear. Also a warning to those 
who plan on buying one of those oh-so-low 
necked dresses. Don't forget to give your 
neck good creaming at night along with 
your face. 

• If you agree with the majority of men 
that you just don't like long red talons, you 
can keep yours short and use the new unob- 
trusive shade Cutex has for war-workers 
called "On Duty." 

• Are you planning on a church wedding? 
You might have a white tulle dress mode 
like a ballet dancer's with tiny pink rose- 
buds strewn all over the bodice, and then 
carry a bouquet of pink rosebuds with a 
white lace ruffle around them. A nicer bit 
of confection you couldn't ask for. 

• So you don't like to wear hats either — 
well, there are times especially in the even- 
ing when a hot is imperative. Why don't 
you try the new trick of topping your pretty 
crown with a foray of flowers, with a wisp 
of tulle tucked under your chin? Please don't 
use this with a large floral printed dress, 
however. It works best with a simple black 
dress. In fact it's just about all the trim- 
ming you'll need, except maybe a pair of 
long jersey gloves of one of the predomi- 
nating colors of your top-knot bouquet. 
Here's what I mean: 


Edited by Fred Osenburg 

Tribulations of o Sports Editor 

In spite of what the public thinks, every 
newspaper man knows that "names are 
news" and that names must be spelled 
right. What the public doesn't realize is 
how difficult it is to get names spelled 

The Sports Editor was busily writing a 
story on a club that had just been formed 
and had come to the list of names, all of 
which had been signed in person by their 
owners, who presumably knew how to spell 

The first name looked like "Jahu Bib- 
ble." But that didn't moke sense, so the 
Sports Editor called the Stress department 
in for a conference. 

Byrnes: Looks like lolu Ribdel or some- 

Allen; Must be Lulu — I knew a girl 
named Lulu once. 

Dickens; No, it's Join — that's a fancy 
way of spelling John or Joe or something. 

Burgeson; The lost name looks like Drib- 
ble or something. 

Carl I his last name is harder to spell 
than Jahu Bibble) ; It looks like Lola some- 

O'Brien; I think it's a girl I used to know 
or something. 

As you can see, the only thing they all 
agreed on was that it looked like "some- 
thing," but you can't just write "some- 
thing" in a list of names — or can you? 


The S[orB Board 

by A. S. Billings, Sr. 


Erv Marlett and Jack Marlett of Manifold 
Department form one of the best second 
base and shortstop combinations in San 
Diego Sunday baseball and ore responsible 
for keeping the Ryan club on top in the 
Summer League. Del Bollinger is working 
the Graveyard and playing with the Padres 
at home; watch this guy hit for the Padres 
when Durst leaves him in there three or 
four games in a row. Bob Bollinger has 
turned in some fine performances for 
Ryan from a pitching standpoint. Luther 
French, Sacramento player, is the club's 
most valuable man to date and it sure 
looks like making those manifolds keeps 
o guy in shape. Our catcher. Art Sphar, 
former Ryan employee, has received his 
appointment to Annapolis. Nice going. Art, 
and good luck to you for the future. 
Travis Hatfield, our Athletic Director, 
pitched Class AA boll for Seattle before 
retiring with o bod arm, and he was really 
a good chucker. Mose Martin, Navy In- 
spector, is going to be a real boll player 
in the near future; he has everything ex- 
cept experience. Three Ryan Stars opened 
the season for Olean, New York, a Brook- 
lyn form — namely, Kellogg, White and 
Don Schmitz. They're all hitting over 300. 
Kellogg goes into the Army June 15th. 
This Robert Kellogg, former Ryan em- 
ployee, is the best prospect out of San 
Diego since Ted Williams. He has only to 
survive the war to prove his ability. The 
Ryan Club defeated ABC-2 on Sunday, 
May 6th, 8-7 to stay on top in the Sum- 
mer League. 


The Ryan Employees Rifle Club is devel- 
oping to the point where some good com- 
petition is stepping up the interest of all 
members. Shoots are held every Wednes- 
day evening at the Stanley Andrews range 
at 7 ;00. The fourth Sunday of this month 
there'll be a shoot at the Son Diego Police 
range. See your bulletin board for the time. 


Some people get their exercise by chasing 
little balls around. Others combine exercise 
with their Saturday night bath by swim- 
ming. Still others like to climb on a horse 
and let him do the work. For the benefit 
of the latter group a Riding Club is being 
formed, and all horse-men, horse-women, 
and horse-children interested ore asked to 
sign up with Travis Hatfield in the Per- 
sonnel department. 

For the benefit of horse-minded em- 
ployees who don't hove a horse of their 
own, the riding will start from some riding 
club, a different one each time. The meet- 
ings will be held in the evenings and on 
Sunday afternoons. 

Plans are being drown up for a horse show 
with trophies and all the trimmings. To the 
uninitiated, a horse-show is usually a place 
where everybody goes all dressed up to 
show everybody else their new clothes while 
hard-working horses go through their ma- 
neuvers so their owners can get applauded. 

Perhaps this writer is unsympathetic to 
equestrianism because his lost two dis- 
mounts were via the bow and the stern re- 
spectively and quite involuntory. But per- 
haps it was only because his saddle glue 
was old and worn out. 

Toble Tennis 

Four tables for the Ping Pong Club's sand 
and rubber paddle championship have been 
opened in private homes for the benefit 
of table tennis addicts who haven't tables 
of their own. 

The people who hove contributed their 
tables are as follows; 

A. G. Dew, 3510 Alabama St. 

O. F. Finn, 4925 Canterbury Drive, Ken- 

R. S. Cunningham, 860 Wrelton, Pacific 

F. Ford, Dehesa Road, El Cajon (Box 
2I5T) . 

The usual rules will hold; equipment to 
be supplied by each player, minimum of five 
minutes warm-up before actual play, tables 
not to be used for picnics, windows broken 
by beer bottles to be paid for. 

— 22 — 


Ryan's all-star softboll team trounced 
Consolidated last week, 6-1 , as Speedy Cole, 
Ryon's regular pitcher, set down the Con- 
sairmen with four hits. Ryan's batting star 
was Kenner, who got three hits out of three 
trips to the plate. A fine catching perform- 
ance was turned in by Frank Voll, the regu- 
lar third baseman who filled in as Cole's 
bottery mote. 

Ulomen's Boiuling 

This is the best we could do on women 
beginners' bowling, which they all say is 
a great success: 

Sports Editor: How about some stuff on 
your last meeting for the Flying Reporter? 

First Woman Beginner Bowler: Oh, just 
say we hod a swell time. 

S. E.: You can't moke much of a story 
out of that. Anything happen? 

F. W. B. B.; (Giggle, giggle.) 

Second Woman Begmner Bowler; Oh, 
you can say we all enjoyed it. 

S. E.; Well, how about scares? Anyone 
break 100? 

F. W. B. B.: (Giggle, giggle, i 

S. W. B. B.: (Titter, titter, i 

S. E.; Then, did onyone do anything I 

con write about except hove a good time? 

F. W. B. B. to Third Woman Beginner 
Bowler who hod just arrived; This man 
wonts to write a story on our Bowling Club 
for the Flying Reporter. 

T. W. B. B.: (Giggle — and then very 
helpfully: I Oh, he can soy we all just had 
a wonderful time! 


Even though it is somewhat ancient his- 
tory, the Ryan Winter Bowling League de- 
serves some mention, partly because it was 
one of the most successful leagues held yet, 
and partly because the Flying Reporter, not 
being a doily newspaper, can engage in 
reminiscences from time to time. 

During most of the winter season the 
Thunderbolts, captained by Jock Westler, 
led the league, just ahead of the Hot Shots, 
captained by Ed Sly. But on the next to the 
lost night the Office team, which hod been 
threatening all seoson, climbed suddenly 
into first place. Then, just as they were about 
to wrap up the trophy, Claude Nadeau's 
Seven-Ten team came up with a rush and 
tied them on the last night of play. In the 
play-off o few nights later, before a packed 
gallery, the Seven-Ten team nosed out the 
Office team by the close score of 2578 to 
2517 to win the title. This was a title 
which wosn't decided until the last pin 
hod toppled over. 

The men who won the first prize money, 
gold medals, and the 1942-43 Champion- 
ship Trophy were; Claude Nodeou, captain; 
J. O. Berry, M. W. Hutchinson, Gerry Jack- 
son and Glenn Humphry. 

In view of the fact that they come within 
61 pins of the title as well as helped stage 
a whirlwind finish that sounded like a 
movie script, the men of the Office teom 
deserve mention. They were; M. M. Clancy, 
captain; George Dew, A. S. Billings, Rudy 
Riesz, Charlie Le Clare and Clayton Rice. 

the rest of you: Because we think of you 
often, and ore happy over the notes from 
you that come back to the department, 
maybe you'd like to know what goes on 
around here. 

Things look different from the way they 
did when you were around. There are lots 
of new people, buildings and stuff. With 
the coming of summer, all the folks have 
moved outdoors for the lunch hour. Day- 
times they soak in sun and watch the con- 
struction job alongside us. Nighttimes they 
take on a moon-tan while doing the same 

Styles hove changed, too. Clothes are 
more of the resort type, and overalls and 
slacks are worn midway between the knee 
and ankle. Don't ask why, because there 
is no explanation unless turning up the 
trousers is a habit left over from the wad- 
ing we did a few months ago. 

The foremen's dance last month was all 
we had hoped for, with most of us there, 
surprised and pleased as we saw each other 
dressed up and with clean faces. We come 
away feeling that we were not only solid 
people, but a by no means repulsive-looking 
bunch. A good many of us met outside J-he 
plant again when we attended noon serv- 
ices Memorial Day Monday. It was in another 
mood that we saw the Coast Guardsmen pay 
their tribute to members who rest in the 
sea, but we were together in the more 
serious time, too. 

You say you like hearing about the old 
and new bunch, so here goes for some of 
the late comers. Most of the new hands 
are women. Several of them are setting jigs 
for WOODY YOUNG to arc, and seem to 
have a most congenial group over by that 
booth. ALICE LAMPORT has lived in San 
Diego many years and has two of the best- 
looking grandsons anywhere. CECILIA 
ROBINSON has a home here, too, and was 
an experienced aircrofter before she came 
to Ryan last month. Not so EARLENE 
VARDEMAN, who is young but learning 
fast. RUTH WILKINSON, remaining fitter, 
has been with us since the first port of May, 
when she transferred from Manifold. 

The night crew has the same arrange- 
ment, with MIKE WHALEY as the un- 
boothed arc-welder. PEARL BROWN, who 
has long been his trusted assistant, now has 
IRENE with her and two new girls. They 
ore HENRIETTA PRATT, who claims to be 
a Sioux from South Dakota, and GLADYS 

WOODY was laid off for a week while he 
he hod his tonsils token out, and it was 
no fun, he soys. JOHNNY SCHICHT, not 
to be outdone, also had a tonsillectomy and 
stayed out two weeks. ERMA LONGMIRE 
is getting treatment for her strep throat. 
Too soon after her sick leave, she moved 
leadmon L. and their two babies out to 
Linda Vista and got all settled. Our only 
other throat casualty was second hand. 
BOB FIRQUAIN stayed out the day his six- 
year-old son had a tonsil operation. 

MARIE MARTINEZ, who come from 
Manifold as a new number with the weld- 
ers of the Second last month, has been away 
for more than two weeks on leave of ab- 
sence. We'll find out why later. 

WALSH'S bunch over a month ago when 
she took over tack-welding from LUTHER 
O'HANLON. (He has gone up to the line 
for a while.) Our JERRY of the first shift 
is J. RYKER, who ties up the loose ends at 
collar assembly bench as though she might 
be an old hand instead of the green one she 
was when she started in mid-April. 

clerical work along with JENNY SHINAFELT, 
has previous experience with typing and 
bookkeeping. She got production training 
during the five months she worked in plas- 
tics at Consolidated. 

Speaking of practice, JERRY STATEN 
soys it's what he does hardly any of these 
days, but when we heard him try out some 
new pieces on his piano accordion, it was 
as though the young maestro had never left 
his pupils and come to cut tubes at Ryan. 
BETTY LINCOLN, listening, was resolved 
to send for the oil paints and pastels she 
left behind in Oregon and get bock to her 
landscapes. Since her husband left last 
month with a Naval Air unit, Betty has 
taken up the new accomplishments of bowl- 
ing and horseback riding during the eve- 

ELAINE WILSON, bride of the Second's 
FRANK ditto, now punches in each 4 p.m. 
along with the senior gas welder of G-3's 
line-up. She is an exceptionally pretty in- 
spector. LINNIE CHESTNUT is another 
newly armbanded, who looks both good and 
well. Her passion for accuracy and fine 
workmanship while she handled the tubes out 
on the floor make her o natural for the 
check and double check routine. 

EVELYN LEWIS is missing from the in- 
spection cage. She said her goodbyes very 
sadly about a month ago and started for 
home and Red River, New Mexico. She 
wouldn't answer the question about when 
we'd hear of her marriage. There's another 
for our vital statistics that wouldn't come 
through for this issue. 

That's what happened last time with the 
promotion of RUSTY SCHAEFER to leadmon 
on the first and ED MAZZUCHI on the sec- 
ond shift at Manifold Small Parts. They 
kept putting it off until this magazine was 
in print. 

ED HOCKETT should have hurried his re- 
covery a little so that we could carry the 
good news that he is back again after a 
long, serious illness. As it is, the latest word 
is that he is hospitalized still in Los An- 
geles. His bench-mote, DOC HAEUSER, 
spent a week's vacation on his ranch and 
came back a few days ago looking much 
heolthier. His livestock and vegetable form 
is located on 22nd Street, just off Broad- 

"POP" SAYRE stayed right on the job 
until the lost two days of his son's home 
leave, then he took a forty-eight himself. 
Lt. Fred Sayre, of the Army Air Force, paid 
Ryan a visit while he was in town and spent 
much of it in our department. Both Sayre 
gentlemen were most pleased over the cour- 
teous reception from foreman FLOYD BEN- 

He sends his best to you, and the rest of 
us wish you all sorts of good luck, too. 

— 23 — 


by Flonnie Freeman 

There was quite a furore in the office 
the other day, and Mr. B. R. McCLENDON 
was fast getting a terrible headache, as a 
most important paper hod been misplaced. 
Everyone searched and searched, and files 
were combed. A conspiracy to get Mr. 
PALMER out of his office in order to search 
his desk was our last resort, but to no avail. 
At last it was found, for Mrs. GUILLA Mc- 
CLARY hit upon the brilliant idea that it 
might have become clipped to a stock of 
papers that went to another department. 
Sure enough, she became our "shero" of 
the day. Needless to soy, Mr. McClendon 
was in the best of spirits the rest of the 
day and in the pink of health. The head- 
ache never developed. 

Mr. PAYNE, our Assistant Plant Engineer, 
has moved his desk over to the engineering 
room, where he will act as head of engi- 
neering, and Mr. O. A. SCHULTE is occu- 
pying Mr. Payne's former office. We wel- 
come Otto Schulte to our department as 
assistant to Mr. Palmer. Also, we welcome 
GORDON McNITT, new draftsman and Mr. 
PHILIP PRATT, new clerk. Right here, too, 
we extend our congratulations to BOB 
CHRISTY on his being awarded a $100 
War Bond for designing a Furnace Loading 
Table. This prize was awarded Bob by the 
"Aero Digest." 

Well, at last outsiders ore relieved to see 
that the two large "fences" they sow from 
Pacific Highway ore developing into a large 
building, our new Final Assembly Building. 
Yes, it is a known fact that certain Ryan 
employees were asked by others what those 
two "big fences" were in the vicinity of 
Ryan. Over half the trusses ore now up and 
it appears as though completion is not too 
far off. Our office building is rapidly near- 
ing completion, the second floor having 
been released for occupancy the first of 
June. We are sure Mr. Palmer and Mr. 
Bortzmeyer, not to speak of yours truly, are 
happy that it is in its final stages of con- 
struction. It has probably caused much 
anxiety, as well as headaches and sleepless 
nights, with the difficulties of getting labor 
and materials now, but the finished product 
will be something to be very proud of. We 
take our hats off to all those who hove had 
anything to do with it, particularly Mr. 
Palmer and Mr. Bortzmeyer of our depart- 

Plant Engineering does have its troubles, 
it seems, for we are the "Fixit" Department, 
fixing everything from repairing heavy ma- 
chinery, down to dusting a desk or getting 
waste baskets in their proper places. But the 
worst tragedy happened the other day when 
at 4:05 p.m. the factory bell hod not yet 
rung. A very distressed voice reported it so 
excitedly over the telephone that "yours 
truly" hod to ask her to speak English. 

Yes, we do hove our troubles, but we 
also have our fun, for we find Plant En- 
gineering a very pleasant place to work, 
mainly because of the good nature of all 
our personnel and our very much admired 
"Big Boss," Mr. D. H. Palmer. 

With Victory gardens flourishing and 
with women looking forward to planning 
varied and healthful diets for their fami- 
lies during next year in spite of rationing, 
CANNING is in its heyday this summer. 

The amount of canning that each indi- 
vidual family will need depends upon the 
number of persons in the family — no more 
than is needed should be canned. Also to 
be considered is the length of time the fruit 
or vegetable is off the market, together with 
the appetite of the family for that particu- 
lar food. 

The success of canning naturally depends 
upon how well the foods keep. But before 
we take up how to keep them from spoiling, 
it might be well to soy a word about what 
makes them spoil. One of the culprits is the 
enzyme. Up to a certain point, their pres- 
ence is desirable, but if unchecked, they'll 
cause the food to spoil. If you follow the 
rule "two hours from garden to con" you'll 
not have to worry about enzymes. However, 
if you have to keep fresh fruits or vege- 
tables longer than that, as often is the case, 
store them in a cool, well-ventilated place. 

The yeasts and molds which may be pres- 
ent are destroyed by the heat of canning, but 
the bacteria may be more persistent. The 
spore-forming bacteria found in non-acid 
foods such OS meat, corn, peas and practic- 
ally all vegetables except tomatoes, are very 
resistant to heat. It takes six hours at the 
boiling point (212°) to kill them — but 
only 30 minutes at 240°. Which all points 
to the fact that these foods can be safely 
preserved only at the high temperature ob- 
tainable in a steam pressure Conner. If 
these bacteria ore not destroyed in the can- 
ning process, they may grow and produce a 
toxin in the food that, if eaten, will prove 
fatal in about 65% of the coses. On the 
other hand, let me repeat, these foods may 
be safely canned in a pressure cooker. 

The bacteria found in acid foods such 
OS tomatoes and fruits ore killed within reo- 

Edited by MRS. ESTHER T. LONG 


1 . Have fruits and vegetables as 
fresh as possible when you can. 

2. Test jars, lids and rubber rings 
before starting. 

3. Give odequate processing — use 
pressure cooker method for all 
non-acid foods. 

4. Store canned foods in a cool place. 

5. Boil all meot and non-ocid vege- 
tables for 1 5 minutes before eot- 

sonoble time in boiling water and thus do 
not need the pressure cooker method. 

You can make your own equipment for 
the water bath method of canning (used 
only for tomatoes and fruit) from a wash 
boiler, bucket, or any vessel that has a 
tight cover and is large enough to hold 
a convenient number of cans of food and to 
permit covering them with one to two inches 
of water. The vessel should be fitted with 
a rack to hold the jars so arranged that 
water can circulate freely under and around 
the jars. The necessary equipment can also 
be purchased — galvanized containers of 
about seven quart capacity will be avail- 
able in local stores. 

Another process suitable for fruits and 
tomatoes is known as the open kettle meth- 
od. The food is cooked directly in an open 
vessel to kill bacteria, then put into steri- 
lized jars and sealed immediately. When 
using this method, jars should be filled 
clear to the top to drive out the air. There 
is still the possibility that the jars and cops 
may become contaminated in the few min- 
utes between their sterilization and the 
time they are sealed. 

Oven canning may be used for some acid 
products such as small fruits, but it is not 
recommended for most canning. 

The method required for processing 
meats and all vegetables except tomatoes 
is the steam pressure cooker method. In 
using the pressure cooker, the manufac- 
turer's directions for canning should be fol- 
lowed. Pressure cookers are going to be 
scarce — only some 325 (seven quart ca- 
pacity) will be available in San Diego 
County. Application for one of these may 
be made to the Pressure Cooker Ration 
Committee of the Agricultural War Board, 
second floor. Chamber of Commerce Build- 
ing. I am very anxious to hear from all 
Ryan women who own pressure cookers and 
would be willing to share them with some 
other Ryanite. If you wont to enlist your 
cooker in the war effort, see that it gives 
all the service it can during the canning 
season. My office will serve as a clearing 
house, so let me know if you have a cooker 
or would like to use one. 

Local merchants soy that there will be 
three types of jars available for canning this 
year: One with a gloss top and rubber ring 
that fits between the gloss cap and the jar 
top and is held in place by a metal screw 
bond. The self-sealing or vacuum type us- 
ing a metal disk with a rubber gasket held 
on by a metal screw bond. The bole type 
(no longer being manufactured but some 
still on the shelves) hoving a gloss top held 
in place by o wire clamp. 

The jars may be used repeatedly, but a 
careful check should be made on every rub- 
ber and cap used. Test for cracks, chips and 
dents and be sure the jar rims are smooth. 
Lids and rings must fit tightly. 

The rubber rings used must be of good 
quality if the food is to keep. To test, dou- 
ble the ring together and press the fold 
with your fingers. When released t're rubber 
should show no sign of cracking. It should 

stretch twice its length and return without 
changing shape. If a ring that has been used 
before withstands these tests and bears no 
impression from contact with the jar or lid, 
it may be used again. 

If using screw bonds, buy only as many 
as ore needed and use them again and 
again. Do not remove the screw bonds from 
canned food until the jar has completely 
cooled. But on the other hand, don't put 
away any canned food with the screw bond 
still on it. 

If you are canning liquids use crown cops 
and a capping device which may be ob- 
tained at small cost. Bottles should be ster- 
ilized, but cops should be only dipped into 
boiling water just before they're fixed on 
the bottles. Boiling the cops may prevent o 
tight seal. Leave a two inch space at the 
top to permit expansion. 

One other important thing to remember 
in canning is that final caution against 
some slip-up which may hove occurred, in- 
spect your canned food before you eat it. 
There should be no signs of leakage or 
bulging of the rubber ring. When you open 
it, there should be no sudden outrush of air 
or spurting of liquid. And there should be 
no "strange odor." At ony evidence of 
spoilage, discard the food. I If it's meat, 
burn it.) NEVER TASTE to determine 
whether or not the food is spoiled. When 
spoilage has occurred in non-acid foods, 
there is always a possibility that even a 
taste may cause death (Botulinus poison- 
ing). Boil all home canned non-acid foods 
for 1 5 minutes before tasting or serving. 

In addition to canning, there ore other 
methods of preserving food. Freezing and 
dehydrating ore probably most popular. 
Drying foods for home consumption is a very 
important means of preserving in war time. 
It requires no sugar, no metal and no rub- 
ber. Instructions for making your own de- 
hydrotor may be obtained from the Univer- 
sity of California or commercially mode 
ones may be purchased locally. 

To help in your own particular canning 
problems, the following free circulors are 
available from the Form Advisor's office of 
the Agricultural Extension Service, Room 
404, U. S. Customs Building. Send a post- 
card asking for the ones you desire. 
Home Canning^ l»y Hilda Faust. 
Freecing Storage, by Vera Greaves and M. -\. Jos- 

Drying of Vcnctables and Fruits iit the Home, Ity 

\V. V. Cruess. Hilda Faust and Vera D. Greaves. 
Home Bottling and Canning of Fruit Juice (in- 
cludes tomato juice), by Hilda Faust and M. A. 

Prcscrz-ation of Eggs in U^ater Glass. 
Honje Cheese Making, by Katheriiie Bennett. 

From the Superintendent of Documents in 
Washington, D. C, these may be obtained: 
r.S.D..\. F.irmers Bulletin Xo. \762 — Home 

Ca'inina of Fruits, i'eoefables and Meats — 10c. 
l'.S.D..\. Farmers Bulletin No. ISOO— Home Made 

.bellies. Jams and Preser^-es. 
U.S.D..\. Farmers Bulletin \o. 1918 — Dryi'ii.o 

Foods for Tictory Meals — 10c. 

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(Continued from page 4) 

teachers in the district made up a 
comprehensive course of study. The 
56 women who went through the 
40 hours of training met all the Red 
Cross qualifications for the Nutri- 
tion and Canteen certificates. Now 
this group has divided into sections 
which, in cose of emergency, have 
prearranged duties to perform in 
feeding and caring for the people. 

Mrs. Long's ability to handle 
emergency situations like these had 
been evidenced in her sixteen years 
as a home economics teacher in the 
Fullerton Union High School and 
Fullerton Junior College. In addi- 
tion to such courses as food prepara- 
tion, she taught classes in nu- 
trition study, newest methods of 
taking care of household equip- 
ment, family finance, home man- 
agement and family relations. One 
of her most enthusiastic classes was 
made up of girls studying to be 
nurses. The information they gath- 
ered they knew they would put into 
use — and soon. In addition to 
teaching, Mrs. Long acted as coun- 
selor and adviser for the girls in the 
Home Economics department. 

"One of the most interesting 
classes I've ever had," Mrs. Long 
recalls, "was the cooking class for 
boys I conducted for six or seven 
years. It was on elective course and 
the boys just loved it. At the end 
of each semester, the class members 
would prepare one meal all by them- 
selves and each invite a guest — 
their best girl or their mother, or 

maybe a member of the faculty. In- 
variably, just a few minutes before 
dinner was scheduled to be served, 
one of these big youngsters with 
perspiration just running down his 
face, would come up to me and say, 
'And now I understand what Mother 
goes through every day.' 

"One time I set the student body 
president and senior class president 
to the job of cleaning the stove, in- 
structing them, as I turned to an- 
other section of the classroom, that 
I didn't want any half-way job done. 
They must have taken me seriously 
for when I again noticed them, the 
body of the stove was resting on 
chairs and the boys were scrubbing 
the legs in the dishpan. 

"One of the biggest thrills I've 
had come recently when one of these 
high school boys, now an Army cook 
at March Field, came back to me 
for some more pointers on cooking 
and all the information on nutrition 
that I could give him. I've heard 
rumors that several others out of 
those classes have also turned to 
cooking in the Army." 

Esther Long's decision to devote 
her time and talents to counseling 
and nutritional guidance came after 
the lost war when she was suddenly 
faced with the necessity of provid- 
ing livelihood for herself and her 
infant daughter. "I decided then," 
Mrs. Long relates, "that the thing 
I was most interested in was help- 
ing other people become better 
homemakers." Then a graduate of 
Ohio State, Esther Long came west 
and obtained her Master's degree in 
Home Economics from Oregon 

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Mrs. Long has a friendly chat with 
every new woman employee. She's 
shown at left giving some advice on 
menu planning. 

Picture at right shows her in action 
during a factory lunch period — each 
day she spends hours in the plant strik- 
ing up new acquaintances. 

State. Later she took additional 
work in counseling and guidance at 
her alma mater in Ohio. 

After this war broke out, she be- 
gan to toy with the idea of getting 
into work that was more actively 
tied up with the war effort. The 
field of women's counseling was just 
beginning to come into its own as 
factories were starting to hire wo- 
men by the hundreds. The idea 
fascinated her. The job of easing 
the transition of women from the 
home to the factory was at the same 
time challenging and interesting. 

So, when she walked into the of- 
fice of the superintendent in Fuller- 
ton one morning and found that he 
held requests for her release from 
both Ryan and the Red Cross, the 
time seemed ripe to decide in favor 
of counseling. She joined Ryan in 
March of this year and since that 
time her beautiful gray hair and 
sparkling eyes have become a fa- 
miliar sight to Ryan men and women 
alike as she bustles blithely about 
the factory. Her job is to do the 
myriad little things that will ease 
the burden of the hundreds of Ryan 
women who now carry the double re- 
sponsibility of war work and home- 
making, too. 






-'- the earth men and material 
are flying on regular schedules to 
hasten the day of victory. All hail 
the Army Transport Command 
and our Airlines for this greatest 
transportation job of all time! 
Important in this global service 
are mighty four-engine Douglas 
C-54 "Skymasters" for which 

Ryan supplies the exhaust sys- 
tems. And they're good-they have 
to be good to meet extreme serv- 
ice conditions of Arctic wastes or 
steaming jungles. So, wherever 
the many military planes equip- 
ped with Ryan exhaust manifolds 
pause in their flight, maintenance 
men have learned to know and 
appreciate that Ryan Builds Well. 

TODAY'S NETWORK of world air routes will to 
morrow become peaceways over which you may fly. 
When that day comes, remember your trip will be 
made in greater speed, safety and comfort because 
Ryan Builds Well. 

RYAN AERONAUTICAL COMPANY, San Diego, Calif. __^aL_ Member, Aircraft War Production Council, Inc. 

Ryan Products: Army PT-22s, Navy NR-li, Army PT.25», Major Sub-Auemblies end Exhaust Manifold Systems for America's Most Distinguished Aircraft 



• • • • 



During my recent business trip to Washington I met 
an old friend — a high officer of the Army Air Forces, 
formerly stationed in California — who told me some 
interesting things. 

His position in Washington puts him in close contact 
with all Army fliers on their way to or from aerial battle- 
fronts. He told me he was surprised to see that an amaz- 
ingly high percentage of the men who had made records 
of outstanding service in overseas duty were those who 
had originally learned to fly in Ryan trainers! 

As you probably remember, our Ryans were the first 
low-winged monoplanes ever used by the Army for pri- 
mary flight training. They're doing their job well on a 
very large scale today, training the men who are going 
out there fighting and winning for us. 

From what the AAF officer told me, we can all take 
plenty of pride in the part we've been privileged to play 
in producing the planes that train such men! 



A Ryan military training 
plane . . , the ship many 
combot pilots call "the 
hottest trainer in America." 

America's flying heroes never (orget 
the plane in which they first learned to fly. 
Chesley Peterson and many other brilliant 
fliers prepared for combat 
glory in Ryan trainers. 

by Keith Monroe 

"All right, mister, I'm tired of 
riding with you," the instructor 
soys as he climbs out of the front 
cockpit. "Take her up yourself." 

This is the moment every cadet 
has waited for end dreamed about. 
It's a moment he'll remember all 
his life — the moment of his first 

He guns the ship, the field fails 
away beneath him, and all of a sud- 
den he's alone. More alone than 
he's ever been in his life. 

For weeks and months he's been 

learning, always with the instructor 
in the other cockpit to give him ad- 
vice and help. But now he's actually 
flying — flying all alone! That take- 
off was all right; it was perfect. 
Who said he couldn't fly? Look at 
the way the ship responds. Slick as 
satin, he grins. Just relax, that's all 
you hove to do. 

This Ryan PT-22 trainer might as 
well be a Thunderbolt. He's diving 
at 400 miles an hour into a flock of 
Zeros, mowing them down, swoop- 
ing into a chandelle and letting 

them hove it again. He looks around 
to see if anybody else has dared to 
come into his sky. He's boss of this 
thing now. Boss of the air. Boss of 
the earth that's getting smaller and 
smaller below him. Fall away, earth ! 
Roll bock, clouds! Get ready, sun! 
Here I come. ... 

Far, far below him, a tiny figure 
is still standing at the edge of the 
strip, shading his eyes with his hand. 
The instructor is grinning as he 
watches his "pigeon" frolic away 
from the nest, on its own for the 
first time. 

Every AAF cadet feels the same, 
on that memorable first solo. Ches- 
ley Gordon Peterson felt that way, 
whe he first found himself alone in 
his Ryan trainer far above earth- 
bound mortals. And he's never for- 
gotten that first moment of exulta- 
tion in all the flying he's done since. 

He remembered it when he was 

(Continued on page 1 1 ) 

Published every three weeks for Employees and Friends of 


Through the Public Relations Department 

ir i^T -i^ -Cr 


Editor Keith Monroe 

Associate Editor Sue Zinn Gunthorp 

Sports Editor Fred Osenburg 

Staff Artists Michael Brush; Joe Thein 

Frances Statler; George Duncon; Paul Hoffman 
Staff Photographers Tommy Hixson; Frank Martin 

fr i^ -iz 

Special Features 

Beauty Isn't Rationed Frances Statler 

Pay As You Go James C. Noakes 

What's Cookin'? Mrs. Esther T. Long 

Staff Contributors 

Dispatching Gerald Ryan 

Drop-Hammer Lynn Harrington, Dick Gillam 

Engineering Victor Odin 

Experimental Bob Johnston, R. N. Wallin 

Final Assembly Enid Lorsen 

Finishing George and Lil 

From the Beam Pat Kelly 

Gauze and Tape Ruth Gates 

Humor Will Cameron 

Industrial Training L. E. Plummer 

Inspection Irene Travis 

Laboratory Solly and Sue 

Lofting Moe Loft 

Machine Shop Bette London; Win Alderson 

A. G. Harris 

Maintenance John Rodgers 

Manifold G. "Bob" Harris, George Duncan 

Manifold Small Ports Josephine R. Violl 

Plant Engineering Robt. E. Christy 

Flonnie Freeman, F. Gordon Mossop 

Plant Personalities Jock Graham 

Production Planning Maynord Lovell 

Purchasing Pot Eden 

Ryonettes Gerry Wright; Margaret Walker 

Morion Key 

Safety M. M, Clancy 

Sheet Metol Emil Mogdick 

Special Correspondent Mrs. Betty Bird 

Sports A. S. Billings; George Sinclair 

Ed Sly; Fred Osenburg; Betty Phillips 

Time Study Dortha Dunston 

Tooling Chos. B. Anderson 

Wing Assembly Chuck Kellogg, R. F. Hersey 

•i^ -ir i^ -t^ 

Copy deadline for the next issue is July 19th 

The Walking Reporter 

By Ye Ed 

Did you notice that bulletin board on a church near 
the plant? The one that said: "Why Pilot Ordered the 
Crucifixion." Even churches are feeling the influence 
of the aircraft industry these days. 

One of our photographers is going to be "persona 
non grata" with the whole Tooling department when 
this issue of Flying Reporter comes out. They'll all 
be looking for that photo of PAPPY WILLIAMS in 
his zoot suit, and they won't find it. Well, you see, 
folks, it was like this: Our photog was using a new 
camera, which had a lot of extra gadgets on it. Seems 
as though there was one gadget you have to turn, 
or the picture won't be in focus. And . . . yep, you 
guessed it. Sorry, Pappy' 

A letter-writer who signs himself H. S. B. sends in 
a suggestion that we publish excerpts from letters of 
service men to their friends and relatives at Ryan. 
Maybe he's got something there. Any of you folks 
who've received letters from the front containing in- 
teresting or inspiring bits, just send them in to Fly- 
ing Reporter and maybe we can start a new depart- 

Our Swap Column seems to be slowly dying of un- 
dernourishment. Everybody thinks the column is a 
swell idea, but hardly anybody sends in items for it. 
Better write up those swap items and shoot 'em in, 
or ... . 

Instructions posted by air raid warden on slot ma- 
chine in nearby taproom: "In case of air raid, crawl 
under this machine. It has never been hit." 

A couple of our men here at Ryan have been dis- 
tinguishing themselves outside the company lately. 
ROY CUNNINGHAM got himself elected chairman 
of the newly-organized San Diego chapter of the So- 
ciety of Aircraft Industrial Engineers; while JIM 
SCURLOCK has undertaken to teach a University of 
California Extension Course in aircraft materials and 
processes. Our chapeau is off to you, gentlemen. 

Fifteen thousand dollars' worth of War Bonds were 
sold by Ryan plant police as their part of a big Elks 
Club drive (Chief PETERS and a lot of the other gen- 
darmes are enthusiastic Elks). The 15 G's were over 
and above the amount Ryanites are already subscrib- 
ing through the Payroll Allotment Plan. Looks like 
congratulations are in order all 'round. 

Did you know that ARTHUR KILMER, Sheet Metal 
leadman, is a cousin of Joyce Kilmer, the famous 
poet? He's quite a singer himself, having been a solo- 
ist with the Mormon Tabernacle choir. 

— 2 — 


The Battle oF the Mail Room 

If you want to get the fastest service from 
the mail room^ here are some handy things to know 

One of the most vital nerve centers of 
the whole Ryan organization is a small room 
in the office building that many Ryanites 
hove never seen — the moil room. 

No nook or cranny of the factory or offices 
could keep functioning very long if its in- 
coming and outgoing mail — both inter-office 
and outside — were cut off. That's why the 
quiet men who run the Ryan mail room take 
their responsibilities very seriously, and pay 
meticulous attention to the tiniest details 
of their job. 

All day long, big stacks of moil ore mov- 
ing into the moil room in an endless stream. 
Working fast, the mail room clerks must 
sort it, decide which to open and which 
to leave sealed, and distribute it without 
the loss of an unnecessary moment. 

Other piles of envelopes represent ouf- 
going mail which must be inspected, sealed, 
run through the postage meter and whisked 
to the post office. If even one of the thou- 
sands of envelopes handled daily should go 
astray, there might be serious consequences. 
No wonder the mail room takes great pains 
to see that every envelope or scrap of paper 
or parcel or postage stamp goes in its ap- 
pointed place. 

Every morning at 7;30 one of the mail 
room men is at the post office waiting to 
pick up the sacks of incoming Ryan mail as 
soon as they are ready. Again at 1 I and 
at 2, there is a messenger at the post office 
for more Ryan mail, and the last thing one 
of the Ryan mail room men does on his way 
home each night is to stop at the post 
office with the last bundle of outgoing mail. 

Six times or more each day Nelson Ache- 
son walks through the entire factory, mak- 
ing mail collections and deliveries in every 
department. That means he wolks about 1 5 


As we go to press, news comes thot 
the Ryan Company has made arrange- 
ments to sell postage stamps to em- 
ployees through the Tool Store and 
the Personnel department. Factory 
employees can buy stamps during rest 
periods and lunch time at the Tool 
Store. During lunch periods Person- 
nel will also sell stamps — but to office 
employees only. 

miles a day, every day, six days a week, 
every week in the year. That's a lot of 
walking, but Nelson Acheson (who is 71 
years old) has never been absent a single 
day since he went to work for the mail room 
more than a year ago. 

Bernard R. Moloney, who carries the mail 
through the office building, also has a per- 
fect attendance record since he started in 
May of 1 942. As for Charles Walker, the 
white-haired little man who presides over 
the mail room and makes a number of de- 
livery trips on foot himself each day, the 
only time off he's taken in two years (ex- 
cept for his vocation) was o single after- 
noon for his son's wedding. That gives you 
some idea of the conscientiousness of the 
men who handle Ryan's mail. 

Walker has the responsibility of check- 
ing all incoming mail which isn't addressed 
personally to some one individual. Govern- 
ment moil is logged and copied for the mas- 
ter files as well as for distribution to all par- 
ties concerned. Walker keeps sharp eyes 
out for any communications that seem ur- 
gent — these he delivers personally to the 
proper party at once, without waiting for 

the next regular inter-office moil delivery. 

Sometimes it's tough, though, for the 
mail room men to give as fast service as 
they'd like to, because of Ryanites' mis- 
understandings in handling their own mail. 
If you wont to get the fastest possible serv- 
ice from the moil room, here ore some rules 
to remember: 

1 . Tell your correspondents not to address 
your personal moil to you at the company. 
It takes hours each week to locate Ryan em- 
ployees whose bills and other personal mail 
are addressed to the factory without benefit 
of department identification. If the situa- 
tion gets much worse, company executives 
may have to issue a blanket rule that no 
personal mail can be delivered. 

2. Buy yourself a supply of postage 
stamps at the post office or in Personnel or 
the Tool Store (depending on whether you 
work in the office or the factory) and keep 
them with your personal mail. The mail 
room is not a U. S. Branch Post Office; it 
can't sell stamps or money orders, or fix 
up your personal parcels for mailing, with- 
out interference with its company work. 

3. Be sure to cross out all names on 
inter-office envelopes except the name of 
the person to whom you're sending the en- 

4. Never try to stuff more material into 
an inter-office envelope than it will hold. 
Sometimes over-stuffed envelopes have 
spilled their contents in a pile of other mail 
— in which cose it's the devil's own job 
to figure what envelope they come from. 

5. Never let an empty inter-office envel- 
ope get into the moil collections. More than 
once a messenger hos been handed a handful 
of empty envelopes with one or two contain- 

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Comptroller, Ryan Aeronautical Co. 


The Current Tax Payment Act of 
1943 ushers in a new era of Amer- 
ican income taxation by placing 
everybody on a pay-as-you-go basis. 
The principal purpose of the Act 
is to collect all, or most, of the tax 
payable by you during the year in 
which your income is earned, in- 
stead of the following year as is done 
under the present system. To accom- 
plish this purpose the Act requires; 

( 1 ) Employers to withhold from the 
worker's pay check 20% of each 
wage payment in excess of speci- 
fied family status exemptions; OR 
3 % of each wage payment in ex- 
cess of a so-called Victory tax ex- 
emption, providing the tax computed 
this way is a larger sum than the 
tax computed by the "20%" meth- 
od; and in addition requires 

(2) Taxpayers, whose earnings exceed 
certain minimums, or whose income 
is derived from sources not subject 
to withholding, to make an esti- 
mate of the amount of tax they ex- 
pect to pay on their 1943 income 
and to pay this tax (less amounts 
withheld by employers) in two in- 
stallments, September 15, 1943, 
and December 15, 1943. 

You should understand at the be- 
ginning that the Act does not cre- 
ate new or additional taxes. The 
amounts to be withheld from your 
salary or wages are merely advance 
payments against your 1943 tax li- 
ability, which will be determined by 
the final return you will file March 
15, 1944. 

When a change to a pay-as-you- 
go tax basis was being considered. 
Congress had to decide whether to 
require taxpayers to pay both 1942 
and 1943 taxes during the year 
1943, or whether to go to the other 
extreme and forgive all the 1942 
tax as advocated by the RumI plan. 
This problem was solved by a com- 
promise which, in effect, for most 
taxpayers, entirely cancels $50 of 
the 1942 tax, if it totaled less than 
$66.67, or 75', of the 1942 tax if 
it was more than $66.67. 

At the time this article was writ- 
ten. Treasury experts were engaged 
in the preparation of regulations 
which are expected to clear up most 
of the points on which the Act is not 
explicit. The language of the law is 

— 4 — 

exceedingly complicated and it will 
be some weeks before the regula- 
tions are completed. Meanwhile, it 
is hoped the following interpreta- 
tion will give Ryan employees some 
idea of how the Act affects them. 


All salaries and wages applying to a pay- 
roll period beginning after June 30, 1943, 
ore subject to withholding. The first check 


"Must" reading (or taxpayers. In September you'll probably 
have to Fill in a new income tax report — which you'll be unable 
to do unless you've mastered the information in this article! 

showing the tax deduction will be the one 
distributed on July 15, 1943. For monthly 
salaried employees, the tax is effective July 
1, 1943, and will be deducted from the 
check covering the period ending July 15, 



The amount of tax to be withheld is 20% 
of each wage payment, after deducting the 
"family status" exemption shown in the 
table below, (or, in cases where it results 
in a larger amount, 3% of each wage pay- 
ment in excess of a Victory tax exemption 
of $12 per week or $26 semi-monthly). 

Exemption Per 
Payroll Period 


Single person $12. $26. 

Married person or iiead of a fam- 
ily claiming all the exemption 24. 52. 
Married person claiming half the 

exemption 12. 26. 

Married person claiming no ex- 
emption 0. 0. 

Additionol for each dependent .... 6. 13. 

To illustrate the computation of your 
withholding tax, take the case of our old 
friend, John Drophommsr; John is married, 
has two dependents, and claims all the ex- 
emption as head of the family. He earns $40 
weekly. His "married person" exemption is 
$24, plus $12 for two dependents, a total 
of $36. His Victory tax exemption is $12. 

His tax, then, is 3% of $28 ($40 earned 
minus the $12 Victory tax exemption), or 
84c, because that is larger than 20% of $4 
(S40 earned minus his "family status" ex- 
emption of $36), or 80c. If his wages were 
$6(3, the company would be required to 
withhold 20% of $24 ($60 minus $36) 
or $4.80, which is greater than 3% of $48 
($60 minus $12) or $1.44. (Editor's Note: 
This gives you some idea of the huge task 
faced by our accounting department in 
computing withholding taxes for thousands 
of employees each week. If you question the 
amount withheld from your pay check, care- 
fully compute the omount applicable in your 

individual case, as outlined here, and do 
not contact the already overworked account- 
ing department except in case of error.) 

Getting confused? Take 20 min- 
utes off and finish that bottle on 
the ice. But hurry back. 

On the other hand, Millard Tracingcloth 
is on engineer and is paid, say, $100 semi- 
monthly. He is married, claims oil the fam- 
ily exemption, and has three dependents. 
Since he is on a semi-monthly basis, his 
"married person" exemption is $52, plus a 
credit of $39 for his three dependents, a 
total of $91 for each pay period. His Vic- 
tory tax exemption is $26. 

His tax, then, will be 3% of $74 ($100 
earned minus the $26 Victory tax exemp- 
tion) or $2.22, which is larger than 20% 
of $9 ($100 earned minus his "family sta- 
tus" exemption of $91) or $1.80. If Mil- 
lard's semi-monthly salary was $125 his 
tax deduction would be 20% of $34 ($125 
minus $91 ) or $6.80; this is larger than 
3% of $99 ($125 minus $26) or $2.97. 

You should understand that the deduc- 
tion based on the so-called Victory tax ex- 
emption is merely on alternative method 
of computing the withohlding tax and has 
nothing to do with payment of the Victory 
tax. Deductions for the Victory tax were 
discontinued when the new low took effect. 


As was shown above, the deduction from 
pay checks is sometimes 20% of the 
amount in excess of the family status ex- 
emption and sometimes 3% of the amount in 
excess of the so-called Victory tax exemp- 
tion. The Victory tax exemption is a flat 
$12 week ($26 for semi-monthly pay- 
ments) and has no connection with the 
family status of the taxpayer. The family 
status exemption, however, is not a fixed 
amount but depends upon whether a person 
is married or single and whether or not 
he has any dependents. 

Before any family status exemption can 
be allowed, an employee must execute on 
Employee's Withholding Exemption Certifi- 
cate, such OS was recently distributed to all 
Ryan employees. If no certificate is fur- 
nished, no withholding exemption is allowed 
and 20% is deducted from the full amount 
of the wages earned. 

In case the taxpayer's status is changed 
by, for example, marriage, divorce or the 
birth of a child, the employee must fur- 
nish a new certificate not later than ten 
days after such change occurs. The company 
will give effect to such changes in the next 
payroll period after the new certificate is 

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If an employee willfully supplies false or 
fraudulent information on the exemption 
certificate, or if he willfully foils to supply 
information which would require an increase 
in the amount to be withheld from his wages, 
he will be subject to fine up to $500 and/or 
imprisonment up to one year. 

Tough going, huh? We'll give 
you half an hour off to listen to 
that favorite radio program. But 
come back tvhen it's over — or 
you'll be sorry next September. 


The tax installments you paid March 1 5th 
and June 1 5th this year on your 1 942 taxes, 
or the full 1942 tax if you have already 
mode the entire payment, will be credited 
against your 1 943 income tax payment. 
Furthermore, $50 of your 1942 or 1943 tax 
liability up to $66.57 (for whichever year 
it was the smaller) is entirely cancelled; 
but if either year's tax is more than $65.57, 
only 75% of the tax is forgiven. 

While the Act provides relief from double 
payments in 1943 in cases where the whole 
1942 tax is not forgiven, the cancellation 
benefit is partially offset by increased 1943 
taxes payable in 1944 and 1945 as shown 

(1) Where 1943 Tax is MORE than 1942 Tax 
(This will apply in the case of most Ryan 
employees) : 

la) If the 1942 tax was more than $50 
but less than the 1943 taxes, 75% 
of the 1942 tax is cancelled. The re- 
maining 25% is payable in two in- 
stallments, March 15, 1944, and 
March 15, 1945. For example, if the 
1942 tax was $300, 75%, or $225, 
would be cancelled; the balance of 
$75 would be payable $37.50 on March 
15, 1944, and $37.50 on March 15, 
(b) If the difference between the 1942 
tox ond $50 is less than 25% of the 
tax, only the excess of the amount of 
the tax over $50 is payable. For ex- 
ample, if the 1942 tax was $60, only 
$10 would be payable because the 
$10 is less than 25% of $60, which 
is $15. The $10 is payable in two 
installments of $5 on March 15, 1944, 
and $5 on March 15, 1945. 

It's okay with us if you take an- 
other breathing spell. We're a 
little tired, too. 

(21 Where 1943 Tax is LESS than 1942 Tax: 

la) if the 1942 tax exceeds the 1943 tax, 
the difference is odded to the 1943 
tax and is payoble March 15, 1944. 
For example, if the 1942 tox was $125 
ond the 1943 tax was $100, the $25 
difference would be added to the 
1943 tax, which would then become 

(b) In addition to the amount described 
in (a) above, if the 1943 tax is more 
than $50, there is required to be paid 
either 25% of the 1943 tax or the 
excess of the 1943 tax over $50, 
whichever is the lesser. For example, 
if the 1943 tax is $100, the addition 
thereto is $25; if the tax is $60 the 
addition is $10 because it is less 
than 25% of $60, or $15. The addi- 
tion described hereunder is payable 
in two installments, March 15, 1944, 
and March 15, 1945. 

The effect of the foregoing is to apply 
the cancellation privileges of the Act to the 
lesser of the 1942 or 1943 taxes. 


As was stated previously, the Act does 
not impose new or additional taxes. The 
only change for the average employee is that 
under the pay-as-you-go plan you will re- 
ceive your wages after the income tax has 
been deducted, and will not be required to 
meet the quarterly income tax installments 
under the old system. Thus, small weekly 
payments take the place of large quarterly 
payments and the budget of the average 
worker is not affected. 

Accordingly, you should not allow the 
new withholding tax to affect your present 
subscriptions for War Bonds. All employees 
are urged not to diminish their purchases; 
it's a patriotic duty to help back up the 
boys In service by buying just as many 
Bonds as possible. 


The effect of the withholding provision 
of the Act is, in a great many coses, to dis- 
charge the entire 1943 tax liability of those 
who derive all their income from salaries and 
wages, because the tax already will hove 
been paid. For such persons no additional 
paper work is required and the regular in 

come tax return for the year 1943 will be 
filed OS usual on March I 5th, next year. 

Ho, hum! Don't quit here, 
though — you're heading into the 
home stretch now. 

However, since the normal tax rote re- 
mains at 6% and the surtax on the first 
$2,000 of surtax net income remains at 
13%, it is apparent that the amount with- 
held from payrolls is little more than enough 
to cover the lowest income tax bracket. 
Therefore, persons whose tax exceeds 20% 
would not be on a pay-as-you-go basis 
unless some provision was mode to collect 
the additional tax. Furthermore, some indi- 
viduals, whose principal income is from sal- 
aries and wages, also receive other income, 
such as rents, dividends, interest, etc., which 
ore not subject to withholding at source. 
For the purpose of collecting the tax on 
such income, the Act provides for the declar- 
ation of estimated 1943 taxes on Septem- 
ber 1 5th, and payment on September 1 5th 
and December 1 5th this year of on esti- 
mated tax in the following cases: 

(a) Single persons having on income from 
woges in excess of $2,700 either in 
1942 or 1943; 

(b) Married persons whose oggregate in- 
come from wages (i.e., including both 
husband and wife) exceeds $3,500 
either in 1942 or 1943; 

(c) Persons with an income exceeding 
$100 per year derived from sources 
other than salaries or wages, together 
with an income from all sources 
(wages, solories and other) in excess 
of $500 if single, or $1,200 (or $624 
tor each spouse) if married. This also 
applies to 1942 as well as 1943 in- 

In effect, the foregoing means that a per- 
son receiving salary or wages of less than 
$2,700 if single, or an aggregate of less 
than $3,500, if married, is not required to 
file a declaration of estimated tax on Sep- 
tember 1 5th unless he olso receives other 
income amounting to more than $100 dur- 
ing the year. 

Since o great many of our employees will 
be required to file on estimated 1943 in- 
come tax return on September 1 5th, and 
because the provisions of the low ore so 
complicated, a complete analysis of this 
phase of the new tax law will be presented 
in the next issue of Flying Reporter, to be 
distributed July 30th. This will be only 
six weeks before the declarations must be 
filed, and it is important that all employees 
keep and study both this and the July 30th 

If you'd like to complete your study of 
the new tax law now, particularly that sec- 
tion having to do with the filing of the 
September 1 5th tax return, call at the Em- 
ployee Service desk in the Personnel De- 
partment and ask for the special tax folder 
which contains both this article and the one 
which will appear in the next issue of Flying 

And now for some questions and answers 
which will apply to many employees: 

Q. How much tax will be deducted from the de- 
partment bonus payment? 

A. Since the personal exemption was considered 
in computing the tax on the regular pay, the 
tax on the bonus payments will be a flat 200o- 

Q. My husband is in tlie service and away from 
home. Am I entitled to the full married ex- 

A. Yes. Although the Employee's Withholding 
Exemption Certificate stipulates that the hus- 
band and wife must be living together, (his 
does not apply to spouses who are temporarily 
away from home because of illness, business, 
war or other reasons. You should claim the 
full withholding exemption of $24 weekly or 
$52 semi-monthly. 

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Q. tn the past my wife and I have filed separote 
returns. If I claim the full exemption for 
withholding, can we still file separate income 
tax returns? 

A. Yes. Married toxpoyers may file joint or 
separate returns if they wish, regardless of 
what exemption is claimed for withholding. 

Q. My wife and I both work. Does it make any 
difference if we divide the exemption or 
whether one of us claims all? 

A. No. The exemption for both of you is on 
aggregate of $24 per week and any amounts 
earned in excess of thot ore subject to tax. 

Q. What other taxes will be deducted from my 
pay in addition to that imposed by the new 

A. Federal Old Age Benefits 1% and State Unem- 
ployment Insurance 1%. (State Unemployment 
Insurance not deducted in Arizona. I 

Q. I hove expenses which will reduce my tax be- 
low the amount that will be deducted from my 
wages. Do I get anything back? 

A. Yes. The income tox return you will file on 
March 15, 1944, will show an excess of taxes 
paid over the octuol amount of the tax. Such 
excess will be refunded to you by the Treas- 

Q. Do I hove to file on income tax return for 
the yeor 1943? 

A. Yes. An income tax return covering the year 
1943 must be filed on March 15, 1944. 

Q. Where do I get the money to pay this tax? 



Child-Care Centers 
Opened In San Diego 

Operating under the title "Extended Day 
Care Centers," San Diego now has a sys- 
tem of schools without formal books, with 
program of play, eat ond rest, and with 
teachers who do not oss'gn home work. 

In 19 school plants the city schools are 
operating centers for the core of children 
from 5 to 1 6 years old whose parents ore 
both employed. 

The children learn how to serve, how to 
set table, and the volue of order in the 
home. They are taught common rules of 
courtesy. If they wont to draw or point they 
are guided. If they like weaving there are 
small hand looms for them. 

The centers open at 5 in the morning and 
remain in session until 6 in the evening. 
Costs ore borne jointly by the parents and 
by the federal government, the parents pay- 
ing according to their incomes. 

Each of the centers has a cook and house- 
keeper (one person!. Each is staffed by 
teachers according to its needs. 

Parents who wish to ovoil themselves of 
the service should coll the child care office, 
F-7902, or they may go directly to the^r 
nearest center. Schools in which the work 
is being carried on include: Central, Ches- 
terton, Chollos Heights, Dewey, Florence, 
Benjamin Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, 
Linda Vista, Logon, Ocean Beach, Pacific 
Beach, Sherman, Adams, Bayview Terrace, 
Alice Birney, Brooklyn, Kit Carson and 
Ocean View. 


If you're absent three days^ you'll 

get a call from our Visiting Nurse 


Jack had been lying there for three days now with 
a bunch of gremlins bouncing rocks on his forehead 
and shooting light rays into his eyes — rays that 
went clear down through his head and hit the back 
of his skull. A half dozen gremlins were using the ver- 
tebrae in his back for a xylophone and a couple more 
were relaying hot packs to his head. 

"Why does everything have to happen to me?" 
Jack mumbled to himself as he tried another posi- 
tion. "Why in blazes didn't I go down and get that 
prescription filled before I got to feeling this bad? 
Why do I have to go and get sick when I should be 
at work? Why . . . Yeh? Who's there?" 

The landlady opened the door a little and peered 
in. Jack could see a twinkle in her eye as she said 
softly, "A young lady in the living room to see you, 
Jack. Shall I show her in? Says she's from Ryan." 

"Jumpin' jellyfish! A lady? Hey, gimme a comb 
quick!" Jack hadn't expected any visitors, \\vv.\g 
clear out in Pacific Beach as he did. Besides, all the 
people that he knew at Ryan were at work now. 

As Betty Mills walked in, Jack eyed her closely. 
Gee, he'd never seen her before — hey, not bad! 

"Hello," said Betty as she took off her cape, dis- 
playing a spotless white uniform. "I'm Betty Mills, 
the visiting nurse from Ryan. They wanted me to 
come out and see how you were getting along." 

"You mean the Ryan company sent you clear out 
here just to see me?" Jack asked as Betty pulled up 
a chair by the bed. "Aw, don't give me that stuff." 

"But it's right. Your foreman called up and said 
they were missing you out there in Manifold, and the 
Personnel department thought maybe there was 
something I could do to help you get well. Besides, I 
brought your paycheck, and also the copy of Flying 
Reporter that came out yesterday." 

"Gee whiz, I wondered how I was going to pay the 
landlady. That's really swell. And I used to think 
that when you got in a big factory like Ryan you were 
just another cog on the wheel." 

It wasn't long before Betty found that Jack had a 
prescription which should be filled, and also that he 
needed to get a money order off to pay an insurance 
premium. So down to the nearest business district she 
went, and while the pharmacist filled the prescrip- 
tion she hunted up a post office and obtained the 
money order. Back at the house, she arranged the 
pills and a pitcher of water conveniently by the bed 
and addressed an envelope for the insurance premium. 
Then, with Jack's consent she phoned his doctor to 
give him an account of the patient. 

An hour later in a different part of town, Betty 
was rummaging around a grocery store, buying enough 
groceries for two people for several days. She had 
stopped in to see Mrs. Baker of Sheet Metal, who 
had been out with a throat infection for over two 
weeks. Mr. Baker works until after the grocery stores 
close, and consequently the family larder was get- 
ting pretty low. (Continued on page 10) 

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Above: Betty Mills has a company car at her disposal when 

she starts off each morning to visit sick Ryanites. 

Below: One of her recent calls was on A. B. Skinner who 

spent a long siege in the hospital. 

Below: Back at the office, Betty writes reports to foremen in 
the factory, telling them of her visits with Ryanites in their 

Do You Feel A DraFt? 

Here^s news about "Replacement Schedules" 
and new services for draft registrants 

It was only a left turn out of a 
right lane, but here he was cooling 
his heels by the side of the road 
while the cop wrote out the ticket. 

But Bryan Worker didn't know 
yet what really hot water he was 

"Now let me see your draft regis- 
tration and classification cards," 
boomed the burly Irish cop. 

"Huh?" queried Bryan, as he si- 
lently cursed himself. Why hadn't 
he applied for duplicates? His wife 
had been after him to do it ever 
since he lost the original ones. Just 
his luck . . . 

"You heard me," insisted the cop. 
"Your draft registration cards." 

"Oh yes, draft registration. Now 
let me see . . . Oh yes, I lost those 
and I haven't had time to get dupli- 

"Do you know, bud, that we have 
orders to pull everybody in that isn't 
carrying his cords right with him?" 

No, Bryan Worker hadn't known. 

Mrs. Blanche Attridge makes out an 
application for duplicate draft registra- 
tion cards for a second shift Ryonite. 

At least, the thought hadn't entered 
his head that they would stop him. 
Worker hadn't heard that within the 
last few months several thousand 
men in Southern California who 
couldn't furnish their draft registra- 
tion and classification cards upon 
request have landed in local jails to 
await investigation by the FBI. 

The cops aren't arbitrary, and if 
the individual has other evidence to 
prove he is registered they may let 
him off with a warning. But Ryan- 
ites are leaving themselves open 
when they so much as walk down the 
street without both of these cards. 
Police and the FBI are clamping 
down on draft evaders and con ask 
any man to produce his draft cards 
at any time. 

Easy to Get Duplicates Now 

Until now, when Ryanites lost 
their draft cards they had to take 
time off to go to the draft board 
and apply for duplicates. But now 
it's as simple as A-B-C. Mrs. Clif- 
ford McCaul, head of Selective 
Service in the Ryan Personnel de- 

Mrs. Clifford McCaul, head of Selective 
Service in the Personnel department. 

partment, has been sworn in as on 
Assistant Transfer Clerk and now 
has power to apply for duplicate 
cards for first-shift Ryanites. Sworn 
in as her assistant, Mrs. Blanche 
Attridge will do the same for em- 
ployees on second and third shifts. 
If you've lost your cords, don't take 
a chance on being a Bryan Worker. 
Drop in at the Selective Service 
desk today and make application 
for a duplicate set. Then if you are 
accosted before the duplicates ar- 
rive, the Ryan Personnel office will 
have a record of your application 
and can help you straighten things 

Con Transfer to Local Board 

Here's more good news for Ryan- 
ites with out-of-town draft boards. 
Even if an employee has received 
notice to report for induction from 
his home board, if that board is 25 
miles or farther away, the Ryan 
company can now obtain his trans- 
fer to a local board. This in no way 
affects the fact that he will be 
called, but it will enable him to work 
right up until the induction dote 
and may postpone that dote for sev- 
eral weeks while the transfer is 
being mode. Other good tidings for 
prospective warriors is that effect- 
ive July I, the furlough before in- 
duction went back to two weeks in- 
stead of the one week which has 
been allowed for the last few 
(Continued from poge 14) 

A group of Ryan higher-ups getting instruction in streamlined teaching methods. Left to right: Howard Ulberg, Statistics Super- 
visor, Material Control; R. M. Hals, Supervisor Tool Crib; H. F. Wallen, Tooling Foreman; M. E. Payne, Assistant Plant Engineer; 
Jimmy Orr, General Supervisor of Airplane Production; Ralph Flanders, Chief Dispatcher, Manifold Control; T. J. Getz, Shipping 
Supervisor; Ed King, instructor from the State Department of Education. 

What Is "J. I. T"? 

Office employees as well as factory workers 
benefit from this new program 

The foreman was blushing and 
stammering like a schoolboy. He 
stood there at the head of the long 
wooden table, trying to think what 
to soy next, while his fellow fore- 
men at the table sat back and 
watched him. They tried to look 
sympathetic, but faint smiles played 
around their lips. They'd all gone 
through the some thing he was go- 
ing through, and they knew how 
he felt. 

The foreman began again, des- 
perately. "Look, Chuck," he said to 
the man standing beside him, "I'll 
show you once more. All you have 
to do on this job is just loop this 
wire over this way — " 

"Like so?" Chuck responded, 
looping the wire the wrong way. 

"No, no, like this," the foreman 

said. "And then you fasten the 

"I don't get it," Chuck said, put- 
ting on a bland and puzzled look. 

Chuck was the pupil, and the 
foreman was the teacher, in a 
demonstration of teaching methods 
that is a regular port of every J. I. T. 
class session. Chuck was deliber- 
ately playing dumb — which is part 
of the game in J. I. T. 

The harassed foreman finally 
taught Chuck how to fasten the 
wire, had him demonstrate it to 
make sure, then sat down at the 
table and listened to the other fore- 
men pick apart his performance. 
They were mercilessly analytical, 
even to the smallest details. But he 
took it with a grin — it's part of the 
game, too, in J. I. T. work. 

— 9 — 

J. I. T. stands for Job Instruction 
Training — and it happens to be 
one of the most powerful forces in 
American business today. There are 
office managers, engineering super- 
visors and factory foremen all over 
the country who'll tell you we'd be 
a lot further from victory today if 
it weren't for J. I. T. 

Job Instruction Training began 
when the Office of Production Man- 
agement, seeing the tremendous 
problem faced by foremen and of- 
fice supervisors everywhere in try- 
ing to train hordes of green workers, 
asked for the services of the per- 
sonnel directors of the country's 
biggest industries. Out of the com- 
bined efforts of these men came the 
J. I. T, program. Over 600,000 men 
(Continued from page 19) 

The Beam 

by Pat Kelly 

Years ago our despairing grammar teach- 
er found it nearly impossible to impress 
upon us that on introduction, no matter 
how ridiculous, was the prerequisite to a 
discussion, verbal or written. We will not 
be so naive as to soy It was necessary to 
destroy the school to release us, but we 
will admit the San Francisco cataclysm of 
the early nineteen-hundreds was a big help. 
And so we scribble on. 

While passing one of the sand-blasts 
recently we dutifully lifted the peek-hole 
flap and glanced in. Things seemed normal, 
the blaster was busy, so we sauntered on. 
On second thought, was everything quite 
right? We took another look and studied 
the situation. Not daring to believe our own 
eyes, we asked "HANK" HAMNER to ren- 
der his opinion. 

"Hank" boldly stepped to the peek-hole, 
where he remained for some minutes. When 
finally he turned around, his brow was damp, 
and with tears in his eyes he murmured, 
"C-c-close the air gate, P-P-Pot, that guy's 
n-n-nuts!" We immediately switched off the 
light and shortly the blaster pushed open 
the door, jerked off his helmet, and in no 
uncertain terms demanded, "What the hell's 
the matter?" 

That, dear reader, was precisely what we 
wished to know, for we hod just seen that 
same blaster, with a long manifold grace- 
fully draped over his left shoulder, doing a 
rumba that would have aroused the envy 
of Carmen Miranda. To moke things more 
astounding, the blaster turned out to be 
our old friend DYKES WARREN. Well — the 
explanation was quite simple. Radiophones 
had been installed in the helmet so that 
the blaster might enjoy the latest music 
with his work. We understand that each 
blast will soon be equipped with hot and 
cold running towels. 

"Just what do you do?" sez she to me. 
Umph! What a question! Now a guy ex- 
pects that sort of thing from his foreman, 
and he has a pocketful of legitimate answers 
ready, but this was different. Seeing I was 
groggy, she quickly followed up her advan- 
tage with, "I see you rapidly walking up 
and down the aisles, climbing ladders and 
so on. Are you an electrician?" 

That floored me. The immortal Dante 
never conceived a more punishing inquisi- 
tion. Placing my trust in truth, I gasped, 
"I am o pipefitter." While MOLLY TWITCH- 
ELL thought that over, I fell through the 
ropes and disappeared. 

T. P. LYLE, wire-puller, has returned to 
us from Kansas. Isn't it odd that, after 
much huffing and puffing about their own 
home state, nearly everyone gets bock here 
ot the appointed hour? Another thing, 
though it may be just o coincidence — T. P. 
beors a remarkable likeness to that "Me 
Worry" picture posted in Final Assembly. 

We think a few "Keep To Your Right" 
signs should be placed in conspicuous spots 
about the plant. Don't it moke ya mad 

when you're hikin' along an aisle with a 
few hundred pounds on your back and some 
clunk approaching from the opposite direc- 
tion insists on passing to his left? Don't it? 
ROSEMARY BAKER, of the carpenter 
shop, ex-school marm from South Dakota, 
will vouch for the vivid sunshine in this 
vicinity. In search of a lovely tan she tar- 
ried too long at the seaside. She reports that, 
after shedding yards of epidermis, the tan is 
discernable. Experience is o tough teacher, 
eh, Rosemary? 

bosom pals until Denny hit the wrong noil 
with his hammer. The nail Denny hit was 
on Bill's left thumb. After the atmosphere 
cleared, they laughed it off. 

Didja notice: TALIA LAWSON'S ribbons 
and pig-tails; the blush on PAUL TAYLOR'S 
foce; the whirling dervish act put on by 
Fuselage Assembly; the singe on EILEEN 
JOYNER'S forehead; that "SPEEDY" ALLER 
has thrown away his crutches. Yep, a feller 
sees a lot from the beam. 




(Continued from page 7) 

"You know, I can't get over it," 
Mrs. Baker said as Betty was about 
to leave after stacking the groceries 
in the kitchen and storing the per- 
ishables safely away in the refriger- 
ator. "I expected the girls I work 
with to miss me, but to get flowers 
from the Company and have some- 
one come out and do all this for me 
is just something I hadn't dreamed 

Many people feel that way, Betty 
explains. "So many people are new 
to San Diego," she says. "They 
don't know many people yet and 
their only connections, both social 
and business, ore with Ryan. That's 
all the more reason why the Ryan 
Company feels a duty to see that 
sick Ryanites are well taken care of. 
When a Ryanite who Is new to the 
city wants a recommendation on a 
physician or specialist, we'll be glad 
to give him a list of several reputa- 
ble doctors from which he can 
choose. We even try our best to do 
the impossible — to find help for 
Ryan mothers who are ill and want 
someone to do their housework and 
care for the children." 

The other day the Personnel tele- 
phone rang and a Ryanite from 
Linda Vista was on the line. Betty 
had seen her just a couple of days 
before and knew that it would be 
several more days before she was 
well enough to return to work. 

— 10 — 

"Won't you drop out and see me 
again?" the Ryanite asked. "I'm so 
lonesome out here during the day." 

Betty was glad to go. "I cover 
practically the entire San Diego area 
every day," she says, "so it wasn't 
much trouble to stop in and see her 
again. Just a little break in the mo- 
notony of a day in bed means a lot 
to people. . . .A bunch of flowers, 
a magazine, or a carton of cigar- 
ettes will brighten up the week for 
someone in bed; but where it's 
needed, we want to do mo.-e than 
that. The little things — arranging 
for payment of insurance, writing 
letters home, doing necessary shop- 
ping, passing the time of day — ■ 
that's where my job comes in." 

When Betty arrives in the Per- 
sonnel office in the morning, she 
finds a list of Ryanites who were 
absent from second and third shifts 
the night before. Then in a few 
minutes foremen from the plant be- 
gin ringing in to tell her of Ryanites 
who ore absent from the day shift. 
"If a Ryanite has been out for three 
days, I make it a definite point to 
see him that day," Betty says, "and 
if I'm in the neighborhood I try to 
drop in on some who haven't been 
out so long, just to see if there 
might be something I could do. 

"Quite often the foreman or the 
people of the department have some 
message they wont to get to the 
sick person or vice versa. Every Ry- 
anite should get word to his fore- 
man when he is ill, but once in a 
while this is impossible. By making 
a call I con find out what the trou- 
ble is, and give the foreman some 
idea when he con expect his worker 
back. Or if any Ryanite knows of 
another worker who is ill, we'd ap- 
preciate it ever so much if he'd 
drop in to Personnel and let us 
know. Then we can get busy at once 
if there's anything we can do — or 
at least we can be sure the foreman 
knows that this worker is ill. 

"And if you think that the fore- 
men don't miss their employees 
when they're absent, you should 
hear the cries of joy that reach my 
ears when I tell a foreman that one 
of his workers who has been ill for a 
few days will be on the job the next 


Flonnie Freeman 

Since our last column quite a few new 
faces are seen in Plant Engineering, In fact, 
so many new ones have come into the 
Engineering Room that, frankly, we hear 
that one of the draftsmen is now drawing 
up plans for a desk elevation system. Of 
course, that is even a little streamlined for 
this age, but seriously, we do welcome into 
Engineering IRENE COOK, DAWN RIS- 

Summer time is here again, but we can't 
understand why the weather man did not 
realize it sometime ago, as it took old 
Sol long enough to show his face. We 
heard FRED BORTZMEYER saying the first 
day of July, "Summery time is here," even 
going so far as to try to put it to music. 
We were afraid our prize bachelor was get- 
ting somewhat light-headed, but later found 
out there was more meaning back of it, for 
we found he was really being a bit facetious, 
as he was saying "Summary time is here." 
It just goes to show we can't get his mind 
off business, for the first of the month 
means reports and more reports. 

With the new Office Building, so many 
moving into new offices, and the rapid 
growth of departments. Plant Engineering 
has had quite an onslaught of "Requests 
for Improvement or Repairs," that very 
famous printed form that colls for improve- 
ment or repair of anything from a piece 
of machinery down to refinishing the top 
of a desk. Everyone who walks into the of- 
fice presents us with one. Mrs. McCLARY, 
who is in charge of seeing these take the 
shape of Work Orders for the Maintenance 
Divisions, wishes to announce that one does 
not constitute the price of admission to our 

We ore never without our accidents. BOB 
CHRISTY is wearing his right arm in a sling 
and nursing a couple of cracked ribs as a 
result of a motorcycle accident. We re- 
member that not so many months ago he 
cracked several ribs when he took a tumble 
at the Ice Rink. Bob, is this getting to be 
a habit? Anyway, the whole thing may 
result in his becoming quite ambidextrous. 
Of course, the maimed member is very use- 
ful in threatening those who try to pick a 
fight with him, for no one craves being hit 
with a plaster cast. 

Well, well, our Department is becoming 
quite style center. B. R. McCLENDON 
and GORDON MOSSOP tried to outdo each 
other this past week sporting their new 
suits. Mr. McClendon soys that his was 
necessary as he seemed to be split ing out 
all his others. Can it be he's putting on 
pounds? Now, we don't know the reason for 
all this display on the port of Gordon. 
Perhaps he has his eye on one of the fairer 

sex in the plant. That is yet to be seen. 

Our bowling team finally come out of 
the "slump" lost Monday night by winning 
three out of four gomes. They had been 
hanging their heads in shame ever since 
the Monday night before when they lost in 
a big way to Maintenance. We're hoping 
they will keep up the old spirit and stay 
on top now. 

There are a few who ore always getting 
into trouble or mischief and consequently 
get "razzed" in this column, and then there 
are others who quietly go along and man- 
age to stay away from publicity. This para- 
graph will be devoted to one whom every- 
one in Plant Engineering regards as "tops" 
but always remains out of the spotlight. We 
have you now, Bob. BOB FISHBURN, Super- 
visor of Maintenance Inspection, is the fel- 
low who is always willing to help, no mot'er 
how small or large the favor. He's the 
one who comes to the aid of us fair dcm- 
sels when we're too lazy to get our own 
cup of coffee at noon, or if our chairs need 
readjusting, or just any little thing around 
the office. Don't get the idea he isn't a 
mischief maker, for he's the best of them, 
but is just clever enough to keep out of 
print. We're sorry. Bob, we've broken your 

We don't wont to forget to mention that 
the first and second floors of the new Office 
Building are now occupied and oil that is 
lacking is our new Cafeteria. From all re- 
ports it won't be long before that will be 
in operation. The new Final Assembly Build- 
ing is also taking shape now and rapidly 
nearing completion. 




(Continued from page 8) 

months. And, starting July 14, that 
two weeks will be increased to three 
— almost a month that Ryanites 
may work after they have been ac- 
cepted but before they are inducted. 

Replacement Schedule To Be 

Early this year the companies 
throughout the country were asked 
to draw up a replacement schedule 
— in other words, a list of employees 
liable to military service, with the 
length of time it would take to re- 
place them in the type of work they 
were doing. This period of time was 
determined by a representative of 
the War Manpower Commission who 
was on hand to go over each job 
with Ryan officials working on the 
schedule. The finished schedule 
was submitted to and approved by 
the State Director of Selective Serv- 

This schedule, as it was drawn up 
earlier this year, covered only single 
men and married men without de- 
pendent children (a wife is no longer 
considered a dependent) . But by 
September of this year, the Ryan 
Company will have to prepare a 

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similar replacement schedule cover- 
ing married Ryanites with depend- 
ent children (children born after 
September 14, 1942, are not consid- 
ered dependents). In addition the 
company must furnish the War 
Manpower Commission with spe- 
cific information regarding every 
man working in its factory and of- 
fices. That's why it is going to be 
particularly important for every 
man in the entire Ryan organiza- 
tion to fill in carefully the ques- 
tionnaire which will shortly be dis- 
tributed by the Personnel depart- 

Ryan Must Know Your Status 

"All this brings up a point that 
we've harped on for a long time," 
Mrs. McCaul states. "And that is 
that Ryanites should let us know of 
any change in their draft status 
ot once. They should keep us in- 
formed at all times as to their clas- 
sification and should let us know of 
any change in their family or mari- 
tal status or any change of address. 
We'll be glad to notify their draft 
board for them. In fact, they should 
tell us as soon as they receive any 
communication whatsoever from 
their draft board." 

Here are the revised classifications for 
selective service registrants as announced 
April 1, 1943. 
Classifica- Definition of Classification 


1 -A Available for military service. 

1 -A-0 Conscientious objector available 
for noncombatant military serv- 

1 -C Member of land or naval forces 
of the United States 

2-A Man necessary in his essential 
civilian activity. 

2-B Man necessary to the war pro- 
duction program. 

2-C Man deferred by reason of his 
agricultural occupation or en- 

3-A Man with child or children de- 
ferred by reason of maintain- 
ing bonafide family relation- 

S-C Man with dependents who is regu- 
larly engaged in agricultural 
occupation or endeavor. 

3-D Man deferred because induction 
would cause extreme hardship 
and privation to a wife, child, 
or parent with whom he main- 
tains a bonafide family rela- 

4-A Man 45, or over, who is deferred 
by reason of age. 

4-B Official deferred by law. 

4-C Neutral aliens requesting relief 
from liability for training and 
service, and aliens not accept- 
able to the armed forces. 

4-D Minister of religion or divinity 

4-F Physically, mentally, or morally 

4-H Men 38 to 45 now deferred be- 
cause their age group is not 
being accepted for military 
service. (This group is being 
reclassified in case of event- 
ual call.) 

NOTE: An "H" after a regular classifi- 
cation indicates the individual's age is be- 
tween 38 and 45. 


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--"!?: ••"..rri^s sou. » ««eu. --:':::;„., 

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started when a house 

way up. ''"^"•' .. ^ Here's the story. 
J^^n in Yakima. 

down »n 

Ace Edmiston is one of those surprising 
young men whose career sounds impossible 
except in the pages of a Pluck-and-Luck 
novel by Horatio Alger. 

You wouldn't expect to see a man take 
a correspondence course in aeronautical 
theory, follow it up with a few months' 
school study of shop work, then step into 
factory as a rookie helper — and emerge 
four years later as one of the top super- 
intendents of the entire factory. Yet that's 
exactly what Ace Edmiston did. 

He started at Ryan In May, 1939, with- 
out any previous factory experience, and 
went to work making templates under Ernie 
Moore. In the next four years he shot up 

to assistant foreman of the Layout depart- 
m2nt, to foreman, to assistant production 
superintendent and then to tooling super- 
intendent — which latter post he took over 
a couple of months ago and which is one 
of the most important production jobs in 
the factory. The story behind that sky- 
rocket rise makes quite o yarn. 

A good place to begin the story is back 
in 1933 when a house in Yakima, Wash- 
ington, burned down. 

The house belonged to Ace Edmiston's 
father. The insurance on it didn't begin to 
cover the value of the house, clothes, fur- 
niture, and household appliances in it; the 
Edmistons literally lost all their worldly 

Ace Edmiston discusses a new tooling gadget with one of his men. Much of Edmiston's 
time is spent in meetings and conferences. 

goods. The fire came shortly before Ace wos 
to enter the University of Washington to 
study engineering, but as the Edmistons sur- 
veyed the smoking embers of their home. 
Ace decided he'd better go to work instead. 

He hired out as a truck driver, roust- 
about, handyman and odd-job factotum in 
carpentry end cabinet-making shop. He 
worked at that for a while, took a fling at 
constructon work and truck driving in Ne- 
vada for 1 8 months, then come back to 
Yakima to work as a corpenter on con- 
struction work for the State Highway De- 

One afternoon he was sitting in a car 
with several friends watching the passing 
scene on the main street, when on af- 
fable stranger wandered up and got into 
conversation with them. The talk gradually 
got around to the subject of aviation, and 
before Ace or his friends quite realized what 
was happening they were listening to on 
extremely persuasive sales talk for a cor- 
respondence course in airplane construction 
and aeronautical theory. 

The others gave the pleasant stranger a 
polite brush-off, but Ace kept on talking 
to him. Finally he got so interested that he 
signed up for the course, after checking with 
the Chamber of Commerce and the Better 
Business Bureau to moke sure that the 
school giving it was a reputable institution. 

He spent six months galloping through a 
course designed for a year or more. Then 
he went to Los Angeles to take the shop 
work port of the school's training. The 
school gave its students actual practice in 
running aircraft machine tools, tearing down 
and rebuilding real airplanes, and handling 
the various materials planes ore made of. 
He attended school on double shifts — 16 
hours a day and finished ten weeks' train- 
ing in six weeks. The school told him of 
openings in two big aircraft factories near 
Los Angeles, but he thought he'd rather live 
in Son Diego. So he come down here with 
a friend. 

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ere at 

However, this was 1939 and jobs weren't 
too easy to get. Ace had to do some to 
talking to land one. Here's how it hap- 
pened ; 

His friend hod registered with a San 
Diego employment agency but then had de- 
cided to go bock to Los Angeles and hunt 
a job there. A day or so after he left, the 
telephone rang in the room that he and 
Ace had been sharing. It was the employ- 
ment agency, asking Ace's ex-roommate to 
report to the office of the agency. 

"Okay, be right down," Ace said and 
(Continued on page 16) 

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by Irene Travis 


How quickly three weeks can pass; you'd 
never believe it. Only today the fell clutch 
of KEITH MONROE descended upon my 
shoulder, and with the ill grace of a mort- 
gagee foreclosing on Orphans' Home he 
demanded a column. Bowing and scraping 
and twisting my hat in my trembling hands 
I assured him that he should have it; where- 
upon he patted me on the bock. Picking 
myself up from the floor I muttered "May 
Allah deny him entrance to the true Mo- 
hammedan Heaven!" When my children 
grow up I would rather see them become 
aeronautical engineers than columnists. 

So now I am shackled, hand and foot, 
to my graceless Underwood, a crust of dry 
bread and a bowl of brackish water at my 
elbow; outside, I con hear free and happy 
people singing and Morris-dancing in the 
public square. What to write about? I gnaw 
my fingernails, but find them less tasty 
than the crust of dry bread (which, be- 
sides, is enriched with Vitamin B). . . . 
I was thinking of a column to be called 
GINEERING; a philological sort of thing, 
investigating the reasons why a matter, 
subject, proposition, problem, project, de- 
sign, or anything is never called anything 
but a "deal." . . . and not knowing 
the answer, I can hardly write about it. 

Or about the people in the office. . . . 
I haven't mentioned many names lately, and 
people like to see their names in print . . . 
apparently especially in capital letters. . . . 
and AESCHYLUS the other day. . . . 

Or something about the Badminton 
Club. . . . RAY PYLE giving everybody 
the bird. ... I con just visualize the 
poor shuttlecock with Ray bearing down 
on it, like a tiger on a flea. ... Or some 
snide remarks about how well-fed and sleek 
SHAVER and BEAUDRY are beginning to 
look ... or some comments on THU- 
DIUM'S shirts on the one hand, and ED- 
DIE BAUMGARTEN'S on the other hand 
... or about the anthology DIBS JOHN- 
SON is compiling ... or about how many 
children MOE LOFT has been having lately. 

But how can a person write joyously of 
such things when joy is not in his heart? 
and how can one be joyous when 
one sits next to BOB GOEBEL all day? 
. . . Bob, that prince of pessimists, all the 
livelong day beating his bosom and tearing 
his hair and moaning "Oh daddy! O 

But the column has to be finished. . . 
All service ranks the same with Mars. . . 
And having finished one sheet of copy 
paper (a bare minimum) I can also soy 
that the column is finished. Next time, 
when Mr. NOAKES won't be taking up 
eight pages of the REPORTER, I won't get 
off so easy. 

PICNIC: Of the Inspection Department wos 
a big success. Everyone had a good time. 
The food wos good, the beer plentiful, and 
the prizes nice. 

WELCOME: To shipping inspection, Laura 
Batwinski of Racine, Wisconsin. Hope 
you'll like working with us. Too bad, 
boys, she's married. 

A WINDOW in Crib 3 is boasting of a new 
face — none other than Lola Krieger. She 
has been transferred from Manifold dis- 

SINGLE: Is John Poquette of Haverhill, 
Moss. You're a long way from home, 
John, but we are glad to hove you join 
our shipping inspection department. 

LOOKOUT: Even though Don Wilcox has 
only been married a little over a month, 
his wife was the only woman at the picnic 
that could hit the dummy with the rolling 
pin. Well, Don, maybe the dishes she 
won will break easier than the rolling 
pin. Anyway, it was a lovely set of dishes 
and most every woman out there tried to 
hit the dummy. 

MET: The boss of the George Grey family 
at the picnic, and he is some fine fellow 
for his age. 

NEW: C. W. Ring has joined the Inspec- 
tion department and he will be found in 
Crib 3. Ring comes from New York. Hope 
you'll like your work here. 

VACATION: Mary Durond of Crib 3 is vis- 
iting in Pasadena, Calif. 

GLAD: To have Ruth Roper, formerly of 

Sheet Metal to join Crib 5. And boys, 
she's single. 

BACK: Mrs. Gall of Crib 5 is back from 
her vocation looking mighty fresh after 
her nice rest. 

SON: Rodney Railsbock has a new son, born 
last week, and Rodney is doing just fine, 
even though the new heir does like to stay 
awake at night. Congratulations to you 
both, Mr. and Mrs. Railsbock. 

TRANSFERRED: From Welding Inspection 
to Receiving Inspection is Bob Garrison. 
Hope you will like your new work, 

BACK: is Emil Yoborra from his vacation 
which he spent in Phoenix. 

LOST: From Small Ports to Receiving In- 
spection, a good worker by the name of 
Charlotte Goodman. Hope you like your 
new work as on inspector, Charlotte. 

WHO: Is the blonde final inspector? Well, 
fellows, you lose again for she married 
June 19. Her name is Bernice Crippen 
and her husbond is in the Marines — some 
men hove oil the luck, eh? 

LONG: Shannon's family was very lucky at 
the picnic Sunday as his boy and girl 
carried off most of the prizes. 

WON: Don't let anyone tell you Walt Ste- 
vens can't run. He won the 50-yard race. 

WATCH: For the next Reporter as pictures 
of some of our inspectors' loved ones who 
ore in the armed forces will be in it. 

BACK: I see Ruth Dougherty is bock from 
her nice long vocation and visit with the 
home folks. 



(Continued from page 1 ) 

over the English Channel, dog-fighting with 
Focke-Wulfs, shooting down five of them 
and flying home safely. . . . 

He remembered it on murderous hedge- 
hopping flights through Occupied France — 
rhubarbs, they coll them — skimming the 
treetops, diving between valleys and tele- 
phone poles, emerging unexpectedly from 
behind hilltops to machinegun enemy troops, 
blast locomotive engines and drop bombs 
pointblonk on whatever likely-looking tor- 
gets appeared. He never could have done 
thot kind of flying if he hadn't learned his 
eorly lessons well in the nimble Ryan 

Chesley Gordon Peterson holds the DSO 
ond the DFC. He was executive officer and 
second in command of the American Eogle 
Squadron, then became o major in the U. S. 
Army when the Eagle Squadron was trans- 
ferred from the RAF to the AAF. Rumors of 
his more recent exploits still trickle bock 
to Bill Howe, the instructor who taught him 
the fundomentols of flying in a Ryan 
trainer. The latest rumor is that he was 
shot down over France while giving aerial 
protection to the Commandos and Rangers 
who raided Dieppe — but that he bailed out 
in time to avoid injury, was sheltered by 
friendly French villagers, ond eventually 
made his way back to England. 

The roll of American flying heroes who 
got their first flight training in Ryan planes 
is almost endless. There ore men who hove 
distinguished themselves over New Guinea, 
the Solomons, Africa, Australia, Europe and 
all ports of Asia — including Tokyo. In the 
squadron that flew with Doolittle over the 
Japanese capital, there were at least four 

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pilots who'd learned their first flying in 
Ryans — and those four all flew bock safely. 

For example, there's a single instructor ot 
one primary school using Ryans who knows 
definitely thot four of his boys helped blast 
the Nozis out of the skies over Tunisia; 
he's heard fragmentary reports of others 
who've raided Hankow, Burma, Kisko and 

Another instructor — Bill Bouck of the 
primary school at Hemet, Colifornio — can 
show you letters or clippings about Captain 
Edward Nett, who is flying bombers out of 
Puerto Rico; about Lieut. S. L. Powell, who 
was shot down while flying o B-25 from 
on Egyptian base, yet lived to fly again; 
about Lieut. Charles Lockhart, who also pi- 
lots a B-25 in Egypt; and about Lieut. 
Berry Chandler, who was awarded the Air 
Medal for meritorious achievement in 
flights around Oran, and whose Spitfire 
knocked down two German planes over 
Dieppe as Commandos and Rangers were 
landing on French soil below. All these men 
come to Bouck as helpless dodos. After nine 
and a half weeks in o Ryan, they left him 
OS smart, well-trained fliers, ready for basic 
and advanced school and the military glory 
that lies beyond. 

Blood and sweot ore the essential ingre- 
dients of victory. A good part of the sweat 
comes from the men and women who built 
planes the Army Air Forces needed to train 

The AAF — officers and men alike are 

enthusiastic about the job Ryan workers did 
on their primary trainers. Ryan trainers ore 
known all over America as tough, yet easy- 
handling, planes which ore unexcelled for 
their job. Because Ryon workers put a lot 
of sweot into their port of the war, there'll 
be less blood lost — and more glory won — 
by the gallant boys who did their first flying 
in Ryan planes. 


by Tom and Gerry, also Marion 

Just to start things off in good style I 
will tell you that Marion is out today. So if 
this column looks like the "fifth" you hear 
about, just overlook it. She will be bock for 
the next issue, we hope. Anyway, the TOM 
of this column is bowing out on the 9th 
of July to become a housewife, so it's the 
last time my finger will be in the pie. 

Daniel Cupid is getting a run for his 
money these days. It must be June. ERNIE 
MOORE is soon going to take the leap with 
Miss BETTY MILLS of Personnel. She is the 
very cute visiting nurse of this company. We 
wish them every success and happiness. 

We can't get any more information on 
the very beautiful rings being sported by 
BETTY PHILLIPS, secretary to Mr. Edmis- 
ton, and AMY JERDE of Tool Planning. Any- 
way, they ore very beautiful. 

RUTH STEIN left Airplane Planning and 
is now working on a deal with the stork 
for a little girl. We wish her lots of happi- 
ness and good luck. PEGGY BOLAND of 
Material Planning is also leaving on July 9 
to await the stork. That poor bird is cer- 
tainly overworked. 

iously ill with bronchial pneumonia. We wish 
him a "get well quick" and hurry back to 
the fold. 

MARGARET LEACH come back from her 
vocation with a happy smile and looking 
rested. I still can't figure out the smile. 

BUD GROFF came in to see us the other 
day. They should stand him up by the 
Marine poster for advertisement. The Ma- 
rine Corps would be flooded. 

This seems to be the news for now and 
I'll soy good-bye to everybody and lots 
of luck to you all. TOM. 




(Continued from page 3) 

ing live moil. Thinking they were all empty, 
he put them in the stationery stock room. 
You can imagine what a headache that 
caused for all concerned! 

6. If you send something by registered 
mail, never seal it with scotch tape. The 
post office won't accept it, since the reg- 
istry seal doesn't register on transparent 

7. When you put a Ryan mailing label on 
a package, be sure to specify on the label 
what class moil the parcel contains. 

8. Don't put air moil stamps on letters 
to Los Angeles or vicinity. Our mail room 
has tested and found that air mail deliver- 
ies to Los Angeles ore now actually slower 
than regular mail, because of the war strain 
on air moil facilities. 

9. Don't use small envelopes. Anything 
smaller than 6x3 'A causes trouble and de- 
lay in the mail room. 

10. If you have a large botch of out- 
going mail to be run through the mail room, 
try to hand it in as early in the day as pos- 
sible — or if it's going to be late, coll the 
moil room and give fair warning. 

Follow these rules, get your correspond- 
ents to follow them, and the battle of the 
mail room will be an easier one for all con- 

-i-"4.'VV •'j>-'-^.^><-> 


The above rare photograph shows Henry F. "Hank" McConn, Execu- 
tive Engineer, in the Model X-QBLA. 

While the name of the designer and date of production are subject to 
archeological research, it is a matter of record that this picture was made 
in the Fail of 191 1 at Los Angeles, in the days of the old Ascot Park and 
Dominguez Field, when the late Lincoln Beachey was wowing the stands 
with "high altitude" flights of 1,000 feet and under. 

A careful study of this remarkable flying device gives one a sense of 
appreciation of the advancement of aeronautical science since the days of 
da Vinci. 

The antiquity of the design is revealed by the appearance of the Canthus 
leaves on the fuselage, said foliage being first used as classic ornamenta- 
tion by the ancient Greeks. 

Of particular interest is the wing, which was thoroughly ventilated as 
a termite precaution. The air, being of different density in those days, 
required the special camber and taper. While certain schools contend 
that nose sections were not in vogue, there persists an historic legend to 
the effect that someone forgot to write the shop order. 

The simplicity of design employed in the tricycle landing gear is worthy 
of note; while the propeller was motivated by some mysterious device 
which has long since disappeared with the lost land of Mu. 

Yet the X-QBLA, by its revelation of a cantilever wing and tricycle 
landing gear, does show that the ancients were on the right path. 

Hank contends that beneath the cap could have been found a bushy 
head of hair, but that, too, like so many things revealed above, is subject 
to speculation. 

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(Continued from page 13) 

hung up. He rushed to the employment 
agency — but it worked on the policy of 
"Accept No Substitutes." They saw no rea- 
son why they should accept Ace for the 
job — a template making assignment at 
Ryan — in place of his roommate. However, 
Edmiston did some extensive orotmg and 
finally persuaded the agency that he knew 
as much about aircraft shop work as his 
buddy did. So they sent him down to Ryan. 

At Ryan, Ace confronted a clerk who told 
him it would be useless even to apply — 
that he needed much more experience before 
he could qualify for the job. It took Ace 
another half-hour of arguing before he 
finally got past the clerk to the employment 
manager, who promptly hired him. 

Ace went to work making templates in 
Drophammer, but after a few days was 
transferred to what is now the Loft but was 
then known as the Layout department. His 
foreman was Ernie Moore. 

It was Ernie, incidentally, who tagged 
Edmiston with the nickname of "Ace" that 
has stuck to him ever since. His full name 
is Alton Carl Edmiston, and he lettered his 
initials on the tools he took with him to 
the Ryan factory. Ernie happened to notice 
them the first day Edmiston was at work. 
"ACE, eh?" Ernie remarked. "O. K., Ace, 
let's see if you can live up to your name." 
From that day on, no one at Ryan has 
called him anything but Ace. 

He did live up to the nickname, too — 
even on the first job he tackled. Ernie Moore 
remembers it vividly. 

"I always tried to break new men in on 
eosy jobs," Ernie recalls, "but it so hap- 
pened that on the day Ace went to work, 
there were no easy jobs. So I gave him a 
tough one — laying out the trough cover on 
a B-14S nacelle. I fully expected he'd be 
bock to see me in ten minutes with a flock 
of questions, and that I'd have to help him 
all the way through that first job. But I'll 
be darned if the fellow didn't do the whole 
job just the way I wanted it, without a 
single question. 

"The next day I gave him another tough 
job. He did that one, too, without help. 
From then on he was my right-hand man 
in the Layout department — there were only 
about five of us then — and I mode him as- 
sistant foreman as soon as I could." 

Ace was well on his way. About that time 
he married his Yakima sweetheart — after 
warning her that he expected to put in vir- 
tually all his evenings on extra work at the 
factory. The prospect of becoming an air- 
craft widow didn't frighten her, and the 
marriage has never been blighted by the 
fact that Ace spends virtually all his wak- 
ing hours at the plant — and will continue 
to until the war is won. 

"Any success I've had is due to plain 
hard work and lots of it," Ace says. "It 
wasn't brains, because I don't have too many 
of those. But I find that rolling up your 
sleeves and pitching into a pile of work, 
then sticking at it till it's done, is one good 
way to get ahead." 

Edmiston has followed this theory since he 
was a schoolboy in Yakima. All through his 
high school years, he got up at two o'clock 
in the morning and worked till seven as a 
pressman's helper in a newspaper office; 
then he went on to school. When school 
was over he carried an afternoon newspaper 
route, came home and did his homework, 
then tried to snatch a good night's sleep 

before it was time to go back to the news- 
paper press room. "Sometimes I didn't 
make it, though," Ace recalls. "Every now 
and then I just didn't get to bed at all." 

Ace has never regretted, however, that 
he got into the habit of hard work when 
he was young. His father believed it was 
good training for Ace to earn his own spend- 
ing money — and Ace often earned as much 
OS $20 a week while still managing to get 
better-thon-average grades in high school. 
The energy and determination he acquired in 
those days have helped him along ever since. 

There hove been times at Ryan when 
Ace has worked as much as 115 hours a 
week — not because he hod to, but because 
he wanted to. For example, just before the 
first flight of the YO-51, Ace was at the 
plant working on final details of the plane 
from eight o'clock Friday morning until two 
a.m. Saturday. He went home for a little 
sleep, come bock nine o'clock Saturday 
morning and worked straight through until 
3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon when the YO 
successfully completed its maiden flight. 
"Seeing that plane turn up its nose and head 
for a cloud was probably the thrill of a life- 
time for me," he recalls. 

Today he spends hours almost doily in 
meetings, tooling meetings, superintend- 
ents' meetings, manifold meetings, special 
conferences with Eddie Molloy or Ben Sal- 
mon or G. E. Barton or Ernie Moore or sev- 
eral of them together. "Sometimes it's just 
one meeting after another all day long," he 
soys. "But it's time well spent. For example, 
since we started having meetings of the 
tooling men, we've been able to iron out 
kinks a lot faster. 

"If we didn't have meetings, one of the 
tooling men might come to me and say, 
'Joe's section is getting me all fouled up. 
I think you should instruct Joe to do things 
such and such a way.' So I'd issue the in- 
structions ond five minutes offer Joe would 
come busting in and soy, 'We can't do it 
such and such a way. We have got to do 
it this way because Fred is doing thus and 
so.' Then I'd hove to change my instruc- 
tions or confer with Fred and figure some 
other way out of the tangle. But with regu- 
lar meetings, we con throw a problem on 
the table, oil the men concerned can speak 
their piece about how it affects them, and 
we con reach a decision that will suit every- 
body. That's why factory meetings are real 
time-savers, not time-wasters as they might 
look to some outsiders." 

Ace also devotes sizable chunks of time 
to the Aircraft War Production Council. He's 
been through all the major aircraft factories 
on the Pacific Coast — including Boeing in 
Seattle — studying their methods, as well as 
giving them information on Ryan techniques. 
AWPC committees on which he is or has 
been serving include Idle Machinery, Ports 
Fabrication, Methods Improvement, and 
Tooling Coordination. 

After spending most of his day in meet- 
ings. Ace comes bock and cleans up his 
desk in the evenings. He's been doing that 
for years — yet he's still found time to or- 
ganize the Foremen's Club and serve as its 
first president, work on a victory garden at 
home, do a bit of motion picture photog- 
raphy, and help raise his little girl (who'll 
be three this fall ) . 

To his associates Ace Edmiston is known 
OS a cool, even-tempered chap with a sharply 
analytical mind — but ask them what qual- 
ity they think of first in connection with 
Ace and they'll oil soy "Hard work." Ace Js 
living example of the old-fashioned truth 
that any man can rise to the top if he's will- 
ing to work at it long and hard enough. 

— 16 — 

A new first-shift leodman in Fuselage 
is Aaron Glenn Lovelady. 


This is Michael H. Nussbaum, new 
leadman in Fuselage, second shift. 

Thomas P. Emery has been appointed 
leodman in the Fabric department, sec- 
ond shift. 

MR. McCUNE, the Scotchmon who has 
been lauding his piscatorial abilities, arrived 
at the boy all togged out in Scotch plaids 
with an assortment of fishing tackle and 
spinners. He stepped into the boat with 
STARKWEATHER as the pilot and said, 
"Watch me." He hooked onto one of his 
large fish — about 6" long — and signalled for 
the pilot to stop the boat. As the boat 
stopped the Scotchman was overbalanced 
and fell overboard. He come up with a bunch 
of kelp draped around his bald spot. "Throw 
out the anchor," he yelled. Starkweather 
hauled him into the boat safe and sound. 
He hasn't said much about the trip as yet. 

MR. RARER was on the sick list for sev- 
eral days and is now back on the job. 

The Softball team has been on a winning 
streak for the last few games under the 
management of CART. WEBB. 

MR. GEORGE JONES is a new tinsmith 
and is a very fine gentleman. Welcome 
to our department, George. 

CORNELIUS, the welder, has bought him- 
self a farm. We hope he will raise enough 
vegetables and chickens to put on a good 
feed for the gong. 

MR. DURANT, who was operated on 
some weeks ago, is now bock at work. Says 
he never felt better in his life. 

MR. DU SHAUNE has had the bull gang 
cleaning up the yard — and have you noticed 
the improvement? You can now enjoy the 
good work that is being done by the Main- 
tenance department. 

BILL KINDELL was called out of town 
on business, but has returned to work. 

MR. BROWN, another one of our weld- 
ers, was on the sick list for a few days, but 
is back now, feeling fine. 

haven't been talking much lately about the 
bowling team. Wonder what's wrong. 

MR. BOURLAND, foreman of the third 
shift and a good guy, is certainly doing a 
great job keeping the machinery going on 
that shift. 

Wing Tips 

F. Hersey 


We in the Wing department feel that we 
hove one swell assistant foreman. You 
guessed it, "old DOUG BEEBE." 

The way I understand it, he hails from 
Arizona — yes, he's on old desert rat. He 
tells me he panned gold back in them thar 

By the way, Beebe just returned from 
his two weeks' vacation. Part of the time 
he worked on his boat, which in the near 
future we will launch in the deep waters of 
the Pacific — "Dovy Jones' locker." 

He a'so seems to be interested in rail- 
roading. In fact, he would like to moke 
that his vocation. I can see his slender 
figure now down at the old Tijuana switch 
station waving the engineer to "come 
ahead" with the load of cattle. 

Well, Doug, you have good intentions, 
but it does get awful cold riding those 
freights back home on your vacation. 

The propaganda in our Wing department 
seems to be at a minimum for this issue. 
But if you know the right people, one can 
olways dig up a little dirt, which is as 

The other doy a girl asked me if I was 
from Brooklyn — so, I says, what do you tink! 
Just cause me woids sound a little fereign, 
dots no reason to class me wit de bums. 
I'm not from Brooklyn, I come from de 
odder side of da tracks — Long Island. 

But I'll tell you, folks, we do hove a 
swell redhead right off the boat from Flat- 
bush and Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn — U.S.A. 

A certain person named CARPENTER 
thinks he's a Colifornian, but he knows 
too much about the Dodgers. He even told 
me where he used to sit at Ebbets Field 
(bleachers — top row). After the game he 
would slide down the elevated train posts 
onto Thoid Ave. where he would hove a 
quick beer at "Tony's Joint" and stagger 
on home. 

Until next issue, I remain your New York 
correspondent and Brooklyn reporter, R. F. 



by Pat Eden 

Moving brings forth many and varied 
reactions in the Human Race. 

The announcement that we, in Purchas- 
ing, were going to move across the field to 
the New Offices and establish our 8-hour- 
per-doy home, brought forth — yep! — reac- 
tions . . . 

Who wanted to move? Who wanted to 
leave the convenient Blvd. with all the 
lovely (?) sounds and smells? — No more 
watching the boys go by, no more P-38's 
and B-24's. No more Chocolate Sundaes 
and Ice Cream with Sherbet. Ah! Gee! 

Who wanted to miss the humorous re- 
marks of "Our Boss" and sun baths on the 
benches and the gleam of the boy? 

Well, "it ain't what you want that mokes 

you fat ." We got ready! We packed 

gee-gows and hand lotion and pipes and 
pictures and shoes and vases. We helped 
each other clean files, tie boxes, separate 
junk to keep and junk to throw away. We 
groaned and laughed about everything and 
anything. But we got ready and we moved. 
Sure! Sure! Sure! 

Monday morning bright and early — early 
anyway — we mode our way slowly and cau- 
tiously out to "The Factory" — the "New 
Offices." With some pondering all arrived 
at the conclusion the same kind of costume 
jewelry was in style — identification badges 
pinned on various spots and hanging from 
the neck. 

We carried our Hall Passes — pardon me, 
our I. D. Cards — and finally reached "our 
rooms." The one on the right is the study 
hall — I mean The Buyers and their crew's 
domain. If you ever have been to College 
or High School or even Junior High School, 
this room will definitely remind you of a 
Study Hall — with the teacher and monitor 
owoaaoy up at the front. Someone said they 
felt very much like raising their hand for 

permission . Anyway it is a nice room. 

It is clean and smells like point. 

— 17 — 

Then over and across the hall the typists 
and ditto machine operator can see, if they 
open up a blackout window, the Bay and 
PBY's. The DPC and Miss BRUSH have 
their room, and then "Our Boss" has his 
office. We miss him. Sorta! 

Everyone over here has been very nice 
to us, and, compared to the noise of the 
B-24's "over there," it will be quiet when 
the Cement Mixers go away. On the whole, 
everyone seems to feel more like a part of 
our organization, Ryan Aeronautical Com- 
pany. We are happy to be here. With all 
the ups and downs you can't keep "Pur- 
chasing" from perking right along. 

We miss GLADYS. Hope she is enjoying 
her muchly needed vacation. She surely con 
get filing cabinets for our department. Like 
her ability for "telling 'em down the coun- 
try," too. 

PAPPY WILLIAMS is fishing on his va- 
cation. Wonder how many will get away? 

Congrats, CHRIS, on Harry's promotion. 
From Yard Bird to First Class, that is O. K. 
He is good guy, that Horry. 

Glad to hear your "Baby" is better, 
JEAN. Coco-Colo never was purp food. It 
is spelled with a "B." Come on, shore a red 
stomp with that poor puppy. 

Gaining weight, EDIE KING, is from eat- 
ing too much and you know it. 

What is this about JOHNNIE liking his 
name of "Honey-Chile"? 

The apricots grown by the Ocean Beach 
trio are quite delectable and enjoyed by 
those lucky enough to get one or two. 

We miss ELLEN and wish her the very 
best of luck. 

MAXINE, you do not need a vacation! 
Admit it, now, admit it. 

We don't need dork glasses over here, 
except on the days STEVE wears red bow 
ties. Whoops! 

So very happy that MARIE received a 
letter and hope that JOE will be home soon. 

Betcha RUTHIE will feel so much better 
now that those impacted teeth hove been 
removed. We all felt so sorry for one of 
our favorite people. 

Does anyone have any objection to Roller 
Skates? Oh Kay. Just thought I'd ask. 

Tuuo Ryanites 
ReceiuE Promotions 

Just as Flying Reporter goes to 
press, announcement comes of more 
promotions in the factory. 

Going up the ladder to night fore- 
man of Manifold Development is A. 
"Red" Hammock and coming up as 
assistant foreman of Fuselage is 
Glenn Johnson. 


Con Vour 
Beans Rnyiuav 

If you have string beans in your garden 
do not let them go to waste because of 
the lack of a pressure cooker. Use the water 
bath method of canning (as described in 
the last issue of Flying Reporter) and proc- 
ess at least three hours after the water is 
boiling. Be sure to boil the contents of each 
jar 15 minutes before tasting or serving. 
Mrs. Esther T. Long 

Nuts, Bolts 
and Rivets 

by Noremac 


by Gerald Ryan 

A Nazi teacher was instructing German 
youth that whenever anything pleasant or 
good happened to them, they should always 
say, "Thank God end Hitler." 

A youngster in the rear of the room raised 
his hand. "Supposing thot Mr. Hitler should 
die?" he asked. 

"Well, in that cose just soy 'Thank 

God.' " 

* * * 

A man knocked at the door. When the 
lady came to the door, he asked, "Madam, 
do you believe in the hereafter?" 

The lady: "Certainly I do." 

"Well," said the man, "I'm here after the 

It used to be when a person registered 
at a hotel the clerk would ask, "Do you 
wish to live on the American or the Euro- 
pean plan?" But no more. Who wants to 
live on the European plan today? 

).'; si! * 

A woman visited BY GILCHRIST and 
said she would like to get some fire insur- 
ance on her husband. "But madam," said 
By, "you can't get fire insurance on a per- 
son. Tell me, just why do you want fire in- 
surance on your husband?" 

"Well," said the woman, "my husband 
gets fired about four times a month." 

"If you don't marry me, I'll take a rope 
and hang myself in your front yard." 

"Ah, now George, you know pa don't 

want you hanging around here." 

* * * 

GERRY WRIGHT: "Well, Coop, how is 
your Victory garden coming out?" 

COOPER: "Oh, splendidly. My cutworms, 
cabbage worms, beetles, snails and potato 
bugs never looked better, although my corn 
worms and Mexican bean beetles do seem 
a little droopy and undernourished." 

A newly inducted private wrote home 
some days after he had arrived in camp: 
"I've gained 60 pounds since I came here 
— two pounds of flesh and 58 pounds of 

A paper salesman asked RIGLEY if he 

wanted to buy some Old Hampshire Bond. 

"Maybe," said Rigley. "How much is it 

One woman asked another if her husband 
was in comfortable circumstances when he 
died. "Not very," was the reply. "He died 
with a rope around his neck." 
■•> « * 

"It sure makes me mad when the in- 
structor tells we I don't have enough alti- 
tude," remarked one flying cadet to an- 

"It makes me soar, too," said the other. 

A notorious gossip went into the beauty 
shop. "I want a finger wave. And while I 

exactly like the friendly father of twin boys 
you'd expect him to be. But hidden away in 
Andy's past is a lively career as a racing 
cor driver. When it comes to the hot bricks 
and splintering boards, ANDY could speak 
in thee-ond-thou terms with Lou Meyer and 
Lou Moore, the late great Frank Lockhart, 
and many others. Andy has performed in 
the famous Memorial Day classic at Indian- 
apolis; has driven many times at Altoona, 
Pennsylvania, oval — the rocingest track per 
square board in the country. Elgin, Illinois, 
and Pike's Peak, Colorado, have also fig- 
ured in the itinerary of auto racing stops 
for the Asst. Chief Dispatcher, 2d shift. . . . 
Words of homecoming welcome are being 
extended to ED BARKOVIC upon his return 
from home town International Falls, Minne- 
sota, just across the border from Winnipeg, 
Manitoba. Ed's been gone for three months 
from his work in small parts dispatching 

FRANK JANOS, Airplane Dispatching, 
was a pre-med student at University of 
Michigan for three and one-half years. He 
may take it up again some day. Frank 
worked for a time with Stinson Aircraft in 
Wayne, Mich., dispatching. He was with 
Lockheed-Vega in Burbank before coming 
to Ryan six months ago. . . . GREG BUR- 
BACH has been with Ryan four years, but 
from his desk in Airplane Dispotching he'll 
still tell you that Eugene, Oregon, comes 
second to none as the prettiest little town 
in the country. . . . Project Man JACK 
TATE is another oldtimer with the Airplane 
Dispatching section. Three years for the 
former Seattle citizen. 

Young RUSSELL CASTEEL from Seminole, 
Oklahoma, will enter high school at Linda 
Vista as a junior this fall. He'd like to work 
part time with Ryan after school, and hopes 
Ryan puts through such an arrangement. 

ANDY SCHILLING is taking over dis- 
patching in the small ports crib now that 
MANUEL MORALES has decided to get to 
the books at Son Diego State. . . . MAER 
PARNESS not only admits he's from Holly- 
wood — he shouts about it. . . . ANN 
SILLYMAN, second shift, is pretty and dark 
haired, from Lansing, Michigan. She and 
her husband ore pooling their assets for 
long trips after the war when the world un- 
folds itself to travel again. . . . One of 
the most versatile Scotch names to be found 
any place is that of JARVIS DUNCAN 
DOYCE McMAHON, who is a bit happy, too, 
that the Mac port of his name bespeaks on 
Irish mixture. . . . JOHNNY CRAMER 
has been with Ryan three and a half years. 
This native son in Airplane Dispatching 
picked up his olmost-Shokespearion English 
in the Son Diego schools. . . . DALTON 
BAKER, another of PAUL MILLS' liaison 
men, was in the educational publishing field 
in Oklahoma before coming farther West. 
Baker lived in Washington for a year, has 
o seven-months-old son. . . . RAY MOR- 
TON, ex-Goodyear personnel mon and 
Commonwealth Savings and Loan employee, 
finds much at the California beaches that 
is attractive. Morton comments how happy 
his former ossociates back in Akron would 
be to hove these sea breezes that Son Die- 
gons toke for granted. . . . Auburn-haired 
LOUISE HENDRY, who grew up in the 
shadow of Lincoln Memorial in her land 
Abe's) home town. Springfield, Illinois, con- 
tinues to covet letters from far-awoy parts 
from husband SANDY. He'll be in the 
Merchant Marine two years come Septem- 
ber. . . . And since the ladies are in on 
this, it has been observed that VIRGINIA 
BRIDGES' green polka dot blouse and carved 
wood maple leaf neck chain are not com- 


think of it, is my face dirty or is it just 
my imagination?" 

Beautician: "Your face is clean. But as to 
your imagination, opinions differ on that." 

Mrs. Brown: "Dinah, did you change the 
table napkins?" 

Dinah: "Yes'm, I shuffled 'em and dealt 
'em out so no one would get the same one 
they had for the lost meal." 

"My, what beautiful hands you hove! 
Tell me, after you've cut your nails, do 
you file them?" 

"Oh no," replied the typist. "I throw 
them away." 

* * * 

Two hillbillies who had never been on o 
train before had been drafted and were on 
their way to camp. A train butcher came 
through selling bananas. The two mountain- 
eers hod never seen bananas and each 
bought one. As one of them bit into his 
banana, the train plunged into a tunnel. 
His voice come to his companion in the dark- 
ness: "Jed, have you eaten yours yet?" 
"Not yet," answer Jed. "Why?" 
"Well, don't touch it! I've eaten one bite 

and gone blind." 

::c * * 

A girl used to wear long skirts and put 
up her hair as she grew up, but now she 
shortens her skirts and lets down her hair. 

— 18 — 

Miss: "Did you ever flirt when you were 

a girl. Mom?" 

Mother: "I'm afraid I did, dear." 
Miss: "And were you punished for it?" 
Mother: "I married your father, didn't 


One day a Big Bull, a Medium-Sized Bull 
and a Little Bull started out for a walk. Big 
Bull, being big and fat, didn't go for until 
he had to stop and rest. Medium-Sized 
Bull and Little Bull kept going for some time. 
Then, the Medium-Sized Bull, too, got tired 
and lay down for a while. But the Little 
Bull went on and on and on — well, you 
know how for "a little bull" goes some- 

On deck, bluejackets were waiting trans- 
fer aboard ship. In the dusk an able-bodied 
seaman called out to a blue-clad figure 
only dimly seen: "Hey, got a match?" 

A lighted match was forthcoming, and by 
its light the sailor was horrified to see the 
four gold stripes of a captain. "I beg your 
pardon, sir," he said, saluting smartly. "I 
thought you were ." 

"That's all right, son," smiled the cap- 
tain, "just thank God I wasn't an ensign," 


"J. I.T." 

(Continued from page 9) 

and women, from every important 
business in America, have taken 
the training so far. 

And thousands more are taking 
it each week. For example, a ran- 
dom glance at reports on the desk 
of Louis E. Plummer, Ryan's director 
of industrial training, showed that 
in one week twelve new companies 
in Detroit, with a total of 3,000 
employees, and 28 mines in Colo- 
rado, with more than a thousand 
supervisors, were among the organi- 
zations signing up to get J. I. T. 
training for their supervisory per- 

When a company signs up for 
J. I. T., a specialist is sent in to 
train a group of the company's fore- 
men and office supervisors. They in 
turn become teachers, staging the 
some class for leadmen, new fore- 
men, and other supervisory person- 

The purpose of these classes is 
to demonstrate a streamlined, sci- 
entific method of teaching a job 
to an inexperienced worker. The 
class operates on the "learn by do- 
ing" principle, with each class mem- 
ber required to bring in tools or 
equipment for some job in his own 
department, and actually teach it 
(following the J. I. T. principles of 
teaching) to another class member. 

The training works so well that 
executives at Ryan — like executives 
of other major companies through- 
out the nation — endorse it heartily. 
Contrary to the belief of outsiders, 
J. i. T. is just as helpful in train- 
ing new workers in engineering or 
purchasing or other office depart- 
ments as it is in the factory. Nearly 
all aircraft factories use the sys- 
tem throughout their whole organi- 
zation, and say that it has short- 
ened the time of training for new 
employees by hours or days. The 
general manager of the Hudson Coal 
Company in Pennsylvania sums it 
up for all his fellow executives 
throughout America when he says: 

"The J. I.T. course is short and 
to the point; it gives those who take 
it actual practice in job instruction; 
and it has immediate and practical 
usefulness to all supervisory em- 
ployees. There's no question but 
what this training meets the needs 
of the present situation." 

Virtually all Ryan foremen — as 
well as about 250 Ryan leadmen — 

Engineering Cuts tiie lie 

When the engineers gathered recently 
(or an ice-skating shindig, cameraman 
Tommy Hixson caught this demonstra- 
tion on the sideh'nes. Left to right they 
are: Mrs. Fred Ford and Fred, Wes 
Kohl, Mrs. Manley Dean and Monley, 
Mrs. Rudy Riesz, Mrs. Donald Jeffords 
and Don, Eddie Oberbauer, Marie Bur- 
las and Rudy Riesz. At left Will Von- 
dermeer and son Ralph take it dual 
around the rink. 

Riding Club Hnlds First meeting 

Twenty Ryanites attended the Riding 
Club's first Sunday morning ride on June 
27, riding to Tecolote Canyon. 

In keeping with the Sport Department's 
policy of giving credit to those who do the 
most work and make the best showing, we 
list the following horses as among those 

Old Charlie, Stinky, Sea Breeze, Gala- 
hodian's Grandfather, Whirlaway's Second 
Cousin, Mon-o'-Wor XIV, Ben Bolt, Dob- 
bin, Spark-Plug and *?!! 

(Note: The last isn't a real name. It's 
just the name its rider gave us.) 

Bill Immenschuh, Ed Spicer, Fred Ro- 
sacker, Leonard Gore and Virgil Johnson 
"rode herd" and ate dust for us, and ably, 
too. Leonard's act of bravery — slowing down 
a lady's steed — mode him "Hero" of the 

Those riding were: Fred Rosacker, Ed 
Spicer, Leonard Gore, Bill Immenschuh, V. 
Johnson, Agnes Barnett, Dorothy Fisher, 
Ann Mikus, Frances France, Marjorie Floyd, 
Winona Mattson, Betty Patton, Fair Firth, 
Amy Stevens, Irwin Wishmeyer, Carol Law- 

hove token the course, conscien- 
tiously done all the homework and 
passed all the tests, and won J. 1. T. 
certificates. Foremen and superin- 
tendents who hold certificates in- 
clude Joe Johnson, S. V. Olson, Roy 
Ryan, Bud Beery, P. M. Carpenter, 
Carl Parlmer, Charles F r a n t z, 
Adolph Bolger, Roy Gillam, Roy Mc- 
Collum, Cecil Hamlet, Floyd Ben- 
nett, Frank Walsh, Harley Rubish, 
Joe Love, Ray Ortiz, C. F. Meyer, 
Bob Gardner, Erich Foulwetter, Clar- 
ence Harper, S, Pinney, H. E. Eng- 
ler, E. Pederson, L. Steinauer, Clar- 
ence Hunt, Ernie Moore, H. F. Wal- 
len, John Castien, M. M. Clancy, 
Buck Kelley, and E. W. Carson. 

— 19 — 

Girls' Soflball 

The girls' day shift Softball team, man- 
aged and coached by "Lefty" Hoffman, vet- 
eran softballer, closed the first round with 
two wins and one loss, beating Solar 32 to 
2 and Consolidated Plant One 14 to 7, but 
losing to Rohr 1 3 to 4. 

With the exception of Velma Grubbs, 
who played in the Madison Square Garden 
play-off in 1938, and Mabel Aldohl, who 
played in a North Dakota-Canadian league, 
most of the girls were strictly amateurs. 
However, according to Coach Hoffman, 
they're good enough to take on anyone. 

The girls who made the team were Lola 
Krieger, Mabel Aldohl, Velma Grubbs, Jerry 
Berroy, Celia Miramontes, Alice Mumper, 
Lucille Kerns, Helen Blokemore, Alena Al- 
verez, Katherine Garrett, Aileen Doyner, 
Ellen Mosley, and Dorothy Blake. 

Bouiling Introductions 

by F. Gordon Mossop 

To start this article off right, here's an 
introduction to the officers of the League: 
Myrt W. Wilder — President 
A. Torgerson — Vice-President 
F. Gordon Mossop — Secretary-Treasurer 

Team Captains 
Thunderbolts — Myrt Wilder 
Alley Rats — John Adamiec 
Ryan Silents — Fred Miller 
Dog Catchers — Mike Sanchez 
Jigs and Fix'ures — Harry Graham 
Five Rebels — R. Keith 
A\aintenance — Webb Treohy 
1 ool Room No. 1 — A. Torgerson 
Plant Engineers — F. Gordon Mossop 
Drophamm3r — A. Bolger 
Ryanettes — Peg Rundle 
Rockets — Enid Larsen 
Long Shots — Mary Simmer 
Gutter Tossers — Lee Jomison 

The League is known as the Ryan Sum- 
mer BDwIing League. It consists of 14 teams 
representing various departments. The 
League meets every Monday night at 7:00 
p.m. in the Tower Bowl. We invite all inter- 
ested to come down and cheer for their 
home team. It quite often happens that 
substitutes ore needed to fill in, so, bowlers, 
come on down. 

One night we were fortunate enough to 
get Frank Martin down to take some pic- 
tures of a few of the boys in action. We 
are all glad to see Frank bock and I want 
to take this opportunity to thank him for 
those splendid pictures. 


night Shift Bowling 

With this league season almost half over, 
the battle for first place is still close. Mani- 
fold Two, captained by Roy Ortiz, is lead- 
ing; C. C. Rush's Alley Cats ore in second; 
there's a three-way tie for third among the 
Plutocrats, Saws & Routers, and Night 
Hawks — captains Max Grimes, Fred Hill, 
and M. D. Fillmore, respectively. 

High series ore M. G. Miller (602), B. 
Peffley 15681, F. Coughlin (563), K. T. 
Turner (563). High games are Coughlin's 
230, Park's 225, Miller's 211. The highest 
averages are held by Peffley, Turner and 
Miller, who have 178, 177 and 173 in that 

may The Best Cot Ulinl 

The women beginners are no longer be- 
ginners. They hove been formed into a 
league, known as Hatfield's Ryan Bowling 

The league consists of eight teams, with 
four girls to a team. The teams have been 
christened the Bear Cats, Crazy Cats, Pole 
Cats, Alley Cats, Black Cats, Wild Cats, 
Bob Cats and Hep Cats. The names were 
assigned in a "Closed Door Conference" at 
which one representative of Ryan was pres- 
ent. No partiality was shown when the names 
were distributed — so we have been in- 

At present the Bear Cats are leading the 
league, followed in order by the Crazy, Pole, 
Alley, Black, Wild, Bob and Hep cats. The 
Bear Cats also hove bowled the high team 
game and series, with scores of 459 and 887, 
respectively. Bessie Wheeler's 1 39 was high 
individual gome, and Susan Rowan's 262 
was high individual series. 

There's a technique to 
every art and many Ryan- 
ites have their own par- 
ticular touch when it 
comes to bowling. 1 .Wal- 
lace Hipp, 2. Ed Sly, 
3. Lee Adams, and 4. 
Mike Sanchez. 

Here are some bowling team captains. Standing lett to right are Peg Rundle, Gordon 
Mossop, Enid Larsen, A. Torgerson, Harry Graham, Mary Simmer and Wanda Webb. 
Sitting, Fred Miller, Myrt Wilder, John Adamiec, Mike Sanchez and Lee Jamison. 

maunderings of a Sports Editor 

The cowhands of the El Cajon Pharmacy 
ore challenging any group of San Diego cow- 
hands to a competitive rodeo, to be staged 
in front of any drug store the latter select. 
Suggested events ore: 

Bull Throwing — limit, five minutes. 
(Judge: McReynolds. Who else?) 

Filly Judging. (Judges: Stress Depart- 
ment, who are thoroughly familiar with 
judging fillies. I 

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Corn Shucking. (Judge: That famous 
authority and connoisseur of antique corn, 
Edmonds of Model 28 project office. ) 

CREDIT DEPT. — Credit to Mike Brush 
for his cartoon announcing various sports. 
Many announcements get read now that 
wouldn't have been seen before. Credit to 
Bill Buck of Stanley Andrews, who, in spite 
of shortages, manages to outfit Ryanites for 
any sport at reduced prices. 

Edited by Philip Space 

The Score Board 

By A. S. Billings, Sr. 

Fort Rosecrans, with Earl Chappie, San 
Diego Padre pitcher, doing the pitching, shut 
the door in our face at Golden Hills June 13, 
by a score of 7-0, thereby throwing the 
San Diego County League into a 3 -way tie 
between Rosecrans, Ryan and Camp Callan. 

On June 20, the Neighborhood House, 
now playing under the name of the Music 
Makers, were defeated by Ryan 12-3 and 
on June 27, we defeated Concrete Ship at 
National City 8-1. 

Del Bollinger hit a couple that looked 
like old times recently. Maybe Del should 
talk to a little guy in Manifold Small Parts 
who could really hit a baseball, nomely. 
Shorty Engle who hit 36 home runs in the 
Arizona League a few years ago and played 
great ball for the writer from 1923 to 1929. 

A salute to Mrs. Robert Kerr, mother of 
Frank, Ted and Bob Kerr, all former Ryan 
boll stars who ore now in the Air Corps, 
and whose husband, the late Ensign Robert 
Kerr, U.S.N., was killed in on airplane crash 
at North Island in 1922. 


Jack Balmer has moved into first place on 
the tennis ladder, which now contains 19 
names. The latest additions hove been: 
George Sinclair of Standards Engineering, 
J. T. Mohr of Tooling, Jack Graham of 
Airplane Welding, Charles Christopher of 
Inspection Crib 3, J. T. O'Neil of Engineer- 
ing, and Norman Keiber of Final Assembly. 

Tennis addicts who would like to get 
into the ploy are asked to get in touch with 
Travis Hatfield in Personnel or Norman 
Keiber in Final Assembly, who has token 
over Carmock Berryman's job while Berry- 
man is away doing some graduate study. 
All names added to the ladder will be placed 
at the bottom. Players will be restricted to 
challenging up to three names above their 
own. Credit goes to Johnson nd Hyatt for 
the fancy ladder on the bulletin board. 



With a low gross score of 85, Harry Kis- 
ter of Accounting won Ryan's June golf 
tournament at the San Diego Country Club, 
and raked in the prize of six new golf bolls. 
Charles Christopher of Inspection, with a 
gross of 93 minus his 30 handicap for a net 


May Lou Wincote and Roy Pyle led the 
badminton ladder as the club went into its 
second month of ploy. Meetings will con- 
tinue to be held at the Son Diego High 
School gym Wednesdays, 7:30-10 p.m. 

For the summer the club will hove at 
least eight courts, which will be sufficient 
to occommodote more players. 

The badminton ladder follows: 

First Bracket; Pyle, Wincote. 

Second Bracket: Curtis, T. Glosson, Baum- 
garten. Bowman. 

Third Bracket: Mossop, Riesz, Roth, Dav- 
idson, Ford. 

Fourth Bracket: Brush, Spicer, Clever, 
Sinclair, Goebel. 

Fifth Bracket: Walker, Lowe, Osenburg, 
Hickey, E. Glosson. 

Unclassified: Graham, Finn, Dew. 

63, won six balls for low net. 

Other scores were: Charles Draper, Meth- 
ods Engineering, 87 gross; Donald Wasser, 
Final Assembly, 92 gross; Lewis Hillis, Final 
Assembly, 87 gross minus 23 handicap, net 
64; Lewis Plummer, Industrial Training, 95 
gross minus 25 handicap, net 70. Osmon 
Finn collected 10 pors to bring his gross, 
score down to 87. 

J^yan vs. Consolidated 

Some people improve their golf by buy- 
ing new clubs. Others just practice oftener. 
But the smartest way, according to Steve 
Orban, is to have one's girl keep score. 

Here are the players in Ryan's recent golf match with Consolidated, which we lost four 
matches to three. Ryanites in the picture ore: third from left, Fred Ford; fifth, Horry 
Kister; sixth, R. S. Smith; seventh, Maurice Cloncy; eighth, Horry Oakland; ninth, 
Fronk Finn. Also on the team, but not shown here, was Keith Whitcomb. 

Scroggs' gome, according to Steve Orban, 
is improving by leaps and bounds — or 
rather, by Lucille Scott. (P. S. Any rela- 
tion between this item and the one just 
above is purely typographical.) 


7V^L^£^ (^o<^^Uk7 

Edited by MRS. ESTHER T. LONG 



V4-V2 ^sp. mustord 

1/2 tsp. salt 

1 tbsp. butter or margarine 

V2 lb. grated cheese 
V2 cup milk 
1 egg 

Scald milk in double boiler. Beat egg slightly, odd seosonings end 
scalded milk. Return to double boiler and stir until mixture has thick- 
ened somewhat. Add cheese slowly and stir until it has melted. Add 
butter. Serve on crisp toast or crackers. Serves 4. 



1 can condensed tomato soup 1 tbsp. minced onion 

2 cups grated cheese 1 tbsp. minced green pepper 
1 tbsp. tomato catsup salt and pepper 

Heat soup with onion, pepper and catsup in top of double boiler 
over direct flame. Set over hot water, add the cheese and stir until 
melted. Serve on crisp toast with strips of bacon. Serves 6. 


1 cup cooked beans 

2 tbsp. butter or margarine 
V2 cup miik 

Meit butter in saucepan, add mashed beans and cook about 5 min- 
utes. Add other ingredients, cook until cheese is melted, stirring con- 
stantly. Serve on crisp toast or crackers. Serves 6. 


1 tbsp. tat (bacon) 
1/2 green pepper 
salt and pepper 
V2 ">• grated cheese. 

Melt fat in top of double boiler over direct heat. Add chopped 
pepper and cook until slightly softened but not brown. Set over hot 
water, odd cheese and stir constantly until cheese is melted. Add 
remaining ingredients and allow mixture to heat through. Serve on 
crisp toast. Serves 6. 

1 cup grated cheese 

1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce 

salt and pepper 

1 cup canned corn 

V2 cup conned tomatoes 

1/2 cup bread crumbs 




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Cheese Muffins or Biscuits . . . Add Vz 

cup grated cheese to the sifted dry ingredients 
in a family-sized muffin or biscuit recipe. 

Potato Soup . . . Add about ^j cup grated 
cheese to a quart or more of potato soup before 
ready to serve. Keep the soup over the fire just 
long enough to melt the cheese. 

Onion Soup . . . Sprinkle grated cheese 
atop toast pieces in on onion soup made with 
meat broth. 


Scald milk and pour over crumbs. Add melted butter, 
grated cheese and seasonings. Beat egg yolks slightly, add 
milk mixture slowly. Fold in the stiffly beaten egg 
whites. Turn into greased baking dish. Bake at 300 F. 
until firm on top (about 45 minutes). Serve at once. 
Serves 6. 

1 tbsp. butter or margarine 

1 cup milk 

1 cup soft bread crumbs 

3 eggs, separated 

1/2 tsp. salt 


1 cup grated cheese 


4 tablespoons tat 1/2 teospoon salt 

4 tablespoons tlour 1/2 pound cheese, shaved 

2 cups milk thin (2 cups) 

Melt the fat, blend in the flour. Add cold milk and salt. Heat and stir until thickened. 
Add the cheese. Stir until it melts. Serve over bread or toast slices . . . boiled rice, 
hominy grits, macaroni, or spaghetti . . . boiled potatoes, cabbage, asparagus, onions, 
cauliflower, or broccoli. 

Scalloped Vegetables . . . Pour cheese sauce over fresh-cooked or left-over vegetables 
— snap beans, carrots, turnips, peas, corn. Put in a shallow baking dish, cover with 
bread crumbs, bake until crumbs are brown and the vegetables heated through. 

With Macaroni . . . Into a baking dish put cooked macaroni spaghetti 

. . . coarse hominy . . . noodles ... or rice. Pour cheese sauce over it. Bake 
in a moderate oven for about 30 minutes. Vary by adding seasonings such as pep- 
per, paprika, chopped pimiento, red or green pepper. Make it a more substantial dish 
by adding slightly beaten eggs to the cheese sauce before pouring it over the macaroni. 

With Fried Mush . . . Brown slices of cold corn meal mush in fat until crisp. Pour 
a tomato-ond-cheese sauce over the mush. 

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\4 cup butter or 

1/3 cup flour 
1 cup milk 
1 cup grated cheese 
V4 tsp. solt 
Few grains pepper 

Few grains paprika 
2 cups cold cooked 

Sifted dried bread 


1 egg 

2 tbsp. cold water 

Melt butter, add flour and blend. 
Add milk grodually while stirring, 
cook until thickened. Add cheese, 
salt, pepper, and papriko, and cook 
until the cheese is melting. Chill 
well; odd rice, and shape into cro- 
quettes. Roll in crumbs, then in egg 
mixed with water. Roll in crumbs 
again. Fry in fat one inch deep until 
golden brown. Drain on obsorbent 
paper and serve with or without 
sauce. Mokes 12 croquettes. 


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Cy-yi) cJi-aiices oJlalle 

Ever gone home just dog-tired, with a 
big evening in the offing? Wait, don't lift 
the phone and break the date! Here's a won- 
derful solution to the predicament: 

While the tub is filling with worm water, 
collect oil your bath baubles — a fluffy col- 
ored towel, bath salts or bubble bath which- 
ever you prefer, and some of that Christ- 
mas soap you've been saving. Be sure you 
have everything you need, then settle down 
for a relaxing bath. 

Slap on a thick layer of your favorite 
cream and let it soak in while you sock. 
Be sure to finish off with a nice brisk 
shower, which is a definite pick-me-up. 
Still little tired? Just lie down for fifteen 
minutes, with your feet propped higher than 
your head — it increases circulation and gives 
your face a nice rosy glow. Apply cotton 
pods soaked in boric acid to give your eyes 
that bewitching sparkle. 

Now for your make-up. Too bod all 
dressing tables for home use haven't lights 
around the mirror, like you find in actresses' 
dressing rooms. If they were, you'd never 
go out looking like anything but a finished 
product. However, do make sure you have 
a good light — even a bed lamp over the 
top of the dresser will do. A small mirror 
with one side magnifying is indispensable. 

You con take off the cream now, and 
dash on cold water or an astringent, which- 
ever you prefer. Now we get down to the 
powder foundation, which will either make 
or break your finished make-up. Be sure 
to pick a powder foundation containing the 
prevalent color in your skin — which is either 
blue, red, or yellow. (Of course, the ideal 
skin is one containing an equal amount of 
all three, giving it a luminous, translucent 
glow. But most of us aren't this fortunate.) 
As you know, there are innumerable powder 
foundations on the market, but pick one 
with a good brand name, which is usually a 
guarantee of quality. 

For oily skins, usually a liquid powder 
base is preferable, as it contains alcohol, 
which has a drying tendency. For dry skins, 
a cream base foundation will prevent your 
skin from becoming dry and flaky. For nor- 
mal skins, of course, you con use any of 
these, but the cake type is very satisfactory. 
Of course, your rouge, lipstick and powder 
should oil follow the some prevalent skin 

After letting your powder foundation set 
for a few minutes, put on your cream rouge, 
which stays on much longer and looks more 
natural after you've gotton the knack of 
applying it. But, if you do prefer dry rouge, 
apply it after powdering. 

Then comes eye make-up, which can 
really do things for you if correctly applied. 
A safe rule for eye shadow is to follow the 
color of your eyes. However, most types can 
usually use a variety, offering contrast. Be- 
fore applying mascara, be sure to brush the 
powder out of your eyebrows — but leave 
it on your eyelashes, as it forms a base and 
makes them seem thicker and more lux- 
urious than they really ore. Unless you're a 
definite brunette, it usually pays to use 
brown mascara, but blondes should use it 
with more discretion than any other types. 

Last, but definitely not least, is lipstick 
— woman's best friend and man's worst 
enemy. If you'll powder your lips before 
applying your lipstick and blot well after- 
wards, you'll find it will have less tendency 
to come off on napkins, glasses, etc. (And 
I do mean etc. !) 

Put your dress on immediately after you've 
applied your powder, and go on from there 
with a make-up cape or towel over your 

By this time, you should hove consumed 
at least on hour end the front door bell is 
probably ringing, but you'll still have time 
to apply a dab of your favorite perfume for 
the final touch. Have a good time! 

Flowers are becoming more and more 
prevalent for hair decorations, especially 
now in the middle of summer. Anchor these 
in your coiffure with Grip-Tuth combs. They 
hove their own pin clasps for the flowers, 
and lend themselves to many original 
flower arrangements that really stay put. 

The days of thin penciled eyebrows are 
gone forever, I hope. Do let your brows grow 
in their natural path unless they're really 
wild and woolly. Then always pluck from 
underneath — never from the top. The ideal 
eyebrows should be even with the inner cor- 
ner of the eye. 

Is somebody getting a furlough? For 
such an occasion you'll wont a brond new 
outfit, naturally. If you're a golden blonde 
with brown eyes, and have hod time to ac- 
quire a coffee-ond-dream ton, why not be- 
deck yourself in o coral linen dress with 
one of these new halter tops over which 
you con wear on earth-brown linen bolero? 
When you hear a long, low whistle, you'll 
know he's arrived. . . . On the other hand, 
if you're one of those Irish brunettes with 
black hair, blue eyes and a fair skin, the 
dish for you is a block and white checked 
gingham suit with a lipstick-red blouse. For 
a dashing redhead with green eyes and just 
a smattering of freckles on your turned-up 
nose, a grass-green jumper dress and o long- 
sleeved gray crepe blouse with drawstrings 
around the neck and sleeves. If you don't 
make a conquest, better get a more appre- 
ciative beau. 

A real dollar-saver is a Pres Kloth. You 
can press your clothes and give them that 
professional, just-out-of-the-bandbox look. 
This scientific pressing cloth gives you live 
steam using your own iron. You can even 
press pleated skirts, block knitwear, steam 
chiffon and even velvet. I wouldn't be with- 
out one. They're only 69c at most notion 

You're lucky if you have on 
OVAL face, as it is the ideal 
type. And you can wear your 
hair practically any way your 
fancy dictates. However, a cen- 
ter port is usually the most ef- 
fective, as if calls attention to 
your perfect features. 

If you're the owner of a 
ROUND face, your problem is 
to make it look as oval as pos- 
sible, which is attained by 
lengthening it and trying for 
width at the top. Draw your 
hair back behind the ears and 
off the forehead with it built 
up at the temples. 

For o SQUARE face, never any 
dips or bangs. To moke your 
heavy jaw disappear, lift the 
hair line at the temples into two 
pronounced corners. Either a cen- 
ter or a low side port is becom- 
ing, but never, never wear your 
hair short. 

Never a center part for you 
with a LONG face, but a fairly 
high side part with a diogonol 
slant. A soft halo of curls with 
soft, fluffy bongs minimizes the 
prominent forehead that usually 
accompanies this type. 



by Jack Graham 

OWEN "CHIEF" WALKER, toast of Tool- 
ing and one of Ryan's finest athletes, takes 
particular pride in his Hawaiian ancestry 
and his athletic ability. His father, a major 
in the U. S. Army, and his mother, a Hawai- 
ian princess, came to the United States a 
short time before Chief was born in San 

Following his father's retirement from the 
army the family moved to Needles, Califor- 
nia, where the Walker family of three husky 
boy's made names for themselves at Needles 
High School. 

Chief starred in football, basketball, 
baseball, and swimming, being one of the 
first boys to make four letters at Needles 
High for two consecutive years. He was oil- 
conference in football and basketball. 

At Son Bernardino Junior College he again 
set athletic circles ablaze, and anyone who 
saw Chief play at Son Diego State will 
never forget the experience. A one-man 
blitzkrieg, he pulverized the opposing foot- 
ball team, and despite his giant size and 
weight led the San Diego State ottack from 
running guard position. He played sixty 
minutes of every football game and blocked 
many punts and running plays with his 
fearless charging and tackling. 

He has played regular on the San Diego 
Bombers professional team the lost two 
seasons, winning his position over a num- 
ber of big-time athletes from all over the 
country. He has hod several offers from the 
national pro leagues but prefers his home 
here and his work at Ryan. 

Here at Ryan he has played basketball 
and served os catcher for both the Softball 
ond hordball teams. His genial disposition 
and coolness under pressure hold his team 
together ond his hitting is a big factor 
in the team play. 

During his spare time he studies metal- 
lurgy and heat-treotment to become more 
proficient at his work in charge of the 
heot-treat oven in Tooling. For pleasure he 
likes deep sea fishing and diving for aba- 

During his three years at Ryan he has 
worked in drophammer, manifold, jig-ond- 
tool building, and finally heat-treat — prov- 
ing the old story again that anyone who 
wonts to study con get ahead at Ryan. 

Chief has introduced many novel and 
helpful ideas in his department. Personally 
he is one of the most likable and genial 
members of the factory force, and his will- 
ingness to cooperate is a pleasure to oil 
who know him. 

He is the runt of the family. His two 
brothers, believe it or not, are bigger than 
he is. Both ore in the navy. His father is 
now retired from the army but has been 
doing his bit by helping out in the trans- 
portation division of the Santa Fe Railroad. 

Our lady subject of the month is one of 
the most patriotic women of not only San 
Diego, but of the entire country. 

Our subject is a former chairman of the 
Son Diego district P.T.A. Council, former 
president of the Benjamin Franklin P.T.A. ; 

Time Studi] Observations 

By Dortha Dunston 

You've heard the song played far and wide "There'll Be Some Changes 

Made" — 
Well, our department sings the song "There've Been Some Changes Made." 
On June the 7th we came to work on Monday morning early 
And found our home was moved around, but finally and surely. 
The Time Study folks and Bonus folks are all that make our group now; 
Our column can't be long of course, for numbers won't allow. 
But each time out we'll try to give a resume of events 
So all good friends can keep up with our ladies and our gents. 
Our own department now is cut to personnel of eighteen; 
A new girl, FRANCES, came to us, typing with ARLINE. 
The "Observer Group" increased by two during the month of June; 
They're both learning our ways and means and will be timing soon. 
In our last issue I voiced the thought "Does DICK have a wife?" 
But pinned right down he answered "No" and swore it with his life. 
TAYLOR'S wife said "yes," and BESSIE was a June bride — so 
They are mentioned though it happened several years ago. 
JACK'S now working on the sheets for the new Suggestion Plan; 
If anyone has a thought to state — then, fellows, he's your man! 
JERRY fell asleep it seems, while driving on a highway; 
His car divined such was the case and wished to be a railway. 
It took to tracks instead of road and woke him with a drub; 
Now he belongs to the famous group, "We Moke Our Own Road Club." 
A group stopped by IRENE'S one night to have ourselves a time; 
Course MAJ was late and DICK detained — with reason — bet a dimef* 
The hours flew by as good times will; at midnight then we ate; 
'Tween quips and bites we had such fun, and all got home quite late. 
COLVIN'S pushing along the work like ye old Simon Legree. 
New work comes in — new work goes out complete to "nth" degree. 
Welcome to our three newcomers — hope they're all to stay; 
We wish to make them feel at home and share our work and play. 
Concluding now I have a verse — with you I'd like to share 
A man's opinion up to date of trials that he must bear: 

There's lipstick on the drinking fountain, 

Talcum on the bench. 
There's cold cream on the surface plate 

And lotion on the wrench. 
"Evening in Paris" scents the air 

That once held lube oil smell. 
I just picked up a bobby pin — Believe, 

me. War is Hell ! 

former president of the Hoover High School 
P.T.A.; former president of the Woodrow 
Wilson P.T.A.; Scottish Rite Woman's Club; 
Assistant Sector Leader, Civilian Defense 
group, Kensington Pork Unit; member of 
the mayor's committee to survey elementary 
schools of San Diego; ond for years o regu- 
lar volunteer worker and choirman of dif- 
ferent Red Cross, Community Chest, and 
other worthwhile civic and church activities. 

For many months previous to coming 
to Ryan last September she had served as 
clerk in the office of the Civilian Defense 
Council in the Civic Center. 

Born and raised in North Dakota in the 
Fargo area, she come to Son Diego fifteen 
years ago with her husband and three chil- 
dren. She was educoted in North Dokoto 
ond also attended Phillips Academy at New 

Her husband is with the Firestone Tire 
and Rubber Compony. Despite her hours at 
Ryan, she finds time for her family and 
they have a cooperative spirit which keeps 
home life at an even tempo. Her most com- 

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mendoble piece of work wos the creation 
of play areas, doncing and gams playing 
at the schools and seasonol activities which 
have kept the children from the streets. 

Our charming lady has one of the most 
beautiful flower gardens in East San Diego, 
ond you may see some of her prize speci- 
mens in the tool and jig crib. Her friendly 
personality and kindness is so radiating 
that you rarely find anything but a smoothly- 
running department where she works. 

Though she wos reluctant to admit her 
old-fashioned habit of tatting, she spends 
a few minutes now and then on articles she 
con give for birthday presents. She has 
turned out some beautiful pieces of hand- 
work. Whenever friends travel they remem- 
ber her collection of miniature porcelain or 
glass cats and try to find a new one for 
her. She has them from the size of a smoll 
bead to as large as a life-size kitten. 

May I introduce to you our gracious lady 
MRS. GLADYS McMATH, of Ryan's tool 

Moe Loft Sez 

by Moe Loft 

Much to everyone's disappointment (?) 
we missed sending in a column for the lost 
issue, so we shall try to make this one 
doubly interesting. 

Since our department has been distributed 
throughout the factory and engineering 
seems to be most fortunate in getting the 
majority of us, the column will be written 
from there. But don't worry, fellows, we 
still know you're out there in Modeling. 

We hove been unable to find anyone 
who is willing to risk his life by admitting 
he is the author of this newsy gossip col- 
umn, so everyone is entitled to guess who 
it is. Nope, you're wrong there, I didn't 
have a thing to do with it. 

Now here is really some scorching news; 
in fact, it hasn't happened yet, but by July 
1 I "BUBBLES CROUCH" will be known as 
MR. MARGARET WOOD of the Witch 
Creek Woods. Yes, sir, the one man whom 
no girl was ever going to catch has swal- 
lowed the hook, line and sinker. Poor fellow. 
A couple of his best friends repeatedly 
warned him of the wiles of the women-folk, 
but dear old Bubbles just naturally never 
suspected the fair sex of being so crafty. 

In fact. Miss Wood finally caught Herb 
by giving him some Bubble Bath to bathe 
in. After enjoying the bubbles. Herb could 
not do anything but soy yes. For further de- 
tails on Herb's marital bliss, read the next 

PAT CARTER still has got more money 
than he knows what do with. So if anyone 
has anything Pot wonts, just double the 
price and he will buy it. In fact. Pot will 
double the price himself. We recently were 
present when Pot purchased a skiff from 
BOB ANDREWS. Bob was willing to sell it 
for $8, but before Bob had a chance to men- 
tion the price, big-hearted Pat offered $15. 
O.K., Pat, a favor for you at any time 
is a pleasure. 

LUKE BRUNOLD's luscious girl friend 
finally got bock from Kansas — only to be 
rushed to the hospital a few days after ar- 
riving back here, to have her appendix 
jerked out. But Luke has been keeping her 
company even under those trying condi- 
tions. Perhaps we'll hove another marriage 
in the department soon — who knows? 

MUSSEN finally pulled through O. K. after 
becoming fathers recently. Dean is the poppy 
of a bouncing baby girl, whereas Razzy got 
himself another pugnacious boy. Well, we 
all hope they both grow up to be the tough- 
est youngsters in the block. 

And now since we hove not been of- 
ficially welcomed into Engineering, we'll do 
the welcoming ourselves. The fortunate ones, 
or unfortunate, however you wish to look 
at it, were BOB ANDREWS the yachtsman, 
LUKE BRUNOLD the lover, just plain BUB- 
WEED the screwball, and KOSKE the brains 
of the bunch. 

This column will now hove to stop for this 
issue as I hove mentioned enough names to 
keep me in hot water till the next issue. 
Don't forget, all you single fellows — and 
this warning comes to you from Bubbles 
Crouch himself — when the girl friend gives 
you some Bubble Bath to bathe in, she is 
doing nothing else but sinking the hooks 
in you. So beware, or you'll be a gone goon, 

Ryan Trading Post 

SELL OR SWAP — Radio Air Line, 8 tube, 
3 bands, console for $40. Phiico console 
for $25. Three-way portable, $12.50. 
Also hove a few outo radios to swop for 
what hove you. Home and auto radios 
repaired. G. P. Dedmon, 2548, Electric 
Crib, Second Shift. 

FOR SALE — One buckskin gelding five-yeor- 
old, 1 5 hands, 1 ,000 pounds, good confir- 
mation. $175. W. M. Wilken, 1220, Po- 
lice Department. 

FOR SALE — Roller skates (shoe type) . Man's 
(block) size 9. Lady's (white) size SVi. 
Both like new. $10 o pair. J. F. Butler, 
2887, Machine Shop. 

FOR SALE — A few modern and antique 
guns, ammunition and cartridge cases. 
John D. Hill, Office of Corporate Secre- 
tary. Home phone Hilldole 4-5131. 

SELL OR SWAP — Refrigeration and air 
conditioning correspondence course cost- 
ing $208.00. Will sell or trade. Make 
offer. G. P. Dedmon, 2548, Electric Crib, 
Second Shift. 

Highly Experimental 

by Bob Wallln 

Experimental department held its annual 
picnic at Big Stone Lodge, Sunday, June 

We started the boll rolling with some 
horseshoe pitching, or just sitting and chew- 
ing the fat for those who preferred the less 
strenuous life. I got into a horseshoe game 
with some Iowa pros— LYLE GOULD, "OLIE" 
OLSON and CARL NELSON. I really learned 
about the game from them. The stoke took 
more of o beating then Pontelleria. By the 
way, CARL NELSON plays the banjo better 
than he pitches horseshoes, and before the 
day was done, he joined forces with 
who dug up solid jive for our dancing pleas- 

Next on the program was the matter of 
eating all those sandwiches, salads, etc. This 
was done to the best of our ability, but that 
best was sadly inadequate 

After dinner we continued the horse- 
shoes, fat chewing, dancing, and various 
contests. And there was always beer served 
up by those two super bartenders, LARRY 

The women's bollrolling contest was won 
took the men's ball-rolling contest, with 
FRED HAYNES running a close second. JO 
BAILIFF was hard put to win from RAY- 
BERTA HANNUM in the women's race. 
Children's races were won by NANCY NEL- 
two boys. JO BAILIFF and SAM WERKE- 
LOFF were voted the best couple on the 
donee floor. KENNY KRULL and BILL BER- 
BUSSE won the two gate prizes. All prizes 
were in war stamps. 

FRED HAYNES was busy as o bee all 
afternoon. And so after a lovely day in the 
out of doors we slowly wended our way 

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FOR SALE — 22-ft. trailer house. Table top 
stove, two beds, two big closets. Very 
roomy. A. L. McCurdy, 4507, Transpor- 

WANTED — Back issues of "Flying Report- 
er," as follows: 

Volume 3, No. 10. 

Volume 4, No. 9. 

Volume 4, No. 10. 
Please contact R. S. Cunningham, Produc- 
tion Control Superintendent, Phone 273. 

FOR SALE — One four-burner cook stove in 
good condition except oven isn't quite up 
to par, but we used it for o year and 
lived to tell about it. Frances Statler, Pub- 
lic Relations Department. Home phone 
Humboldt 82776. 

SELL OR SWAP — Sidecar for a 1936 H.D. 
or older. Sell or trade for what have you. 
Bill Berry, Contract Engineering, 431, 
Home phone T-2771. 

SELL OR SWAP — 1937 Block Ford coupe 
85. Motor, clutch and brakes completely 
overhauled. W. S. Brown, 1425, Sheet 
Metal Assembly. 

RENT OR LEASE — Mountain cabin near 
Lake Cuyomaco. Completely furnished. 
$40 per month. Win Alderson, 1557, In- 
spection, Second Shift. 

WANTED — Ammunition. Will pay top price 
for any quantity, full boxes, broken lots, 
or even a half dozen in any of the fol- 
lowing calibres needed; .22 L.R. — '03 
Win. — .22 Spl. — .32 Auto. — .38 Spl. — 
.45 Auto. — '.250-3000' Savage — .30 
Red. Auto. — .410 Ga. — 12 Go. 

Also want a '29S' or '330' Weaver 
'scope and fresh water fishing tackle in 
good condition. Sgt. D. W. Carney, Plant 
Police Dept. 

WANTED — Do you know where I could beg, 
borrow, steal or buy (as a last resort) a 
usable typewriter, either portable or oth- 
erwise. If so, please call Frances Statler, 
Public Relations Department. Home 
phone Humboldt 82776. 

FOR SALE — One .38 Colt Police Positive, 
belt and holster, $40.00. Coll Conde, 
Ext. 231, M-2, 1st Shift. 

WANTED — Outboard motor. George Brooks, 
1259, Drop Hammer, third shift. 

FOR SALE — 24-ft. cabin cruiser. Good con- 
dition throughout. Completely equipped 
with 6-cylinder Pontiac engine converted 
with fresh-water cooling system. Sleeps 
two. Galley. 30-gallon fresh water capac- 
ity. Equipped for live-bait fishing with 
separate pump motor. Completely refin- 
ished throughout. See. W. M. Sorsfield, 
1052, Stock Room, B-2. 

77ie J}ne/(mtitec^£e D^c/i Knotv. 

So INTENSE were pre-war aviation preparations in the 
Dutch East Indies that Ryan STN landplanes and sea- 
planes were primary, basic, advanced and blind flying train- 
ers all wrapped up in one. Students went directly from Ryan 
"primary" trainers to multi-engine equipment. When the 
Japs struck, these already overworked trainers were pressed 
into inter-island patrol service and the transporting of per- 
sonnel, strategic materials and medical supplies. 
How heroically the Dutch proved that Ryan Builds Well ! 

TODAY the extreme demands of war are proving the quality 
of Ryan airplanes, manifolds and major sub-assemblies. 
TOMORROW, when this same quality will be built into 
Ryan products for a friendly world, look for wondrous re- 
sults! Remember, in peace as in war, Ryan Builds Well. 


Member, Aircraft War Production Council, Inc. 

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I am sure every worker in the plant 
is anxious to do his or her share in 
keeping Ryan "A Better Place To Work." 
Now, after months of effort, we're ready 
to open our new employees' cafeteria. 
To assure its success, we need your 
help. We want your ideas and advice 
in planning what to serve — because 
we're eager to provide the kinds of 
meals you want and need. 

The new kitchen with every modern 
facility, the serving cafeteria, and the 
luncheon area with its tables and 
benches have all been provided as a 
service to employees. It's for you, and 
we want it to be operated the way you 
like it 

To accomplish this, we've set up a 
Cafeteria Committee. On the next page 
you can read how it will operate. If 
you'll cooperate with it by making your 
wishes known to your Committee rep- 
resentative, the cafeteria will follow the 
desires of Ryan employees just as 
closely as it can. Its hot breakfasts and 
lunches won't be fancy — but they'll be 
good, hearty, appetizing meals, priced 
just as low as possible. The Ryan or- 
ganization won't make a cent of profit 
on the cafeteria — it doesn't want to. 

You can help us make the Ryan cafe- 
teria a success by passing on to the 
Cafeteria Committee any complaints or 
suggestions you have. We know that 
the cafeteria won't be able to please all 
of the people all of the time — but with 
your help it should please most of the 
people most of the time! 



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Colin Stillwagen talks things over with the new Cafeteria Committee. 

Come And Get It! 

For several months now, top men in the 
Ryan company from president Claude Ryan 
on down the line have been figuring, talk- 
ing, working, and planning for the day 
when hot meals could be served to Ryan 
employees at rock-bottom prices. And not 
just ordinary meals either, but the best 
possible food values — tempting, well-bal- 
anced meals dished up in generous por- 

Tackling thot kind of a problem in war 
time is no pushover proposition. It's brist- 
ling with difficulties: high food prices, 
scarcities of almost everything, endless ob- 
stacles in the way of building any new 
facilities. But Ryan thinks it has the prob- 
lem whipped at last. About ten days from 
now, its long months of preparation will 
reach fulfillment when the new Ryan em- 
ployees' cafeteria opens. 

The cafeteria and kitchen are complete 
and their staff is raring to go. The open- 
air tables and benches, under roofs which 
will provide shade in summer, shelter from 
rain in winter, are ready. As soon as the 
paving of the area is finished, so there'll 
be no dust in anybody's food, the cafeteria 
will have its grand opening — which is ex- 
pected to be on September 1 . 

The cafeteria is to be operated for the 
company by its affiliate, the Ryan School 
of Aeronautics, which has had years of ex- 
perience in housing and feeding Army Air 
Forces cadets at its bases in Hemet and 
Tucson. "I hope that every Ryan worker will 
realize that the sole purpose of the new 
cafeteria is to be of service to employees. 
It will be operated for employees, at no 
profit, and insofar as possible the way they 
want it run." That's the way Claude Ryan 
sums up the new hot food facilities. 

Colin A. Stillwagen, comptroller of the 
school, will keep close watch on the cafe- 
teria's finances. "It'll be my job to see that 
Ryan doesn't make a nickel's profit on 
this cafeteria," he soys. "Everything will be 
served at exactly what it costs us to buy, 
cook and serve it. All the savings we moke 
by buying food in huge quantities will be 
passed along to the employees." 

The cafeteria will be operated on an un- 
usual system believed to be brand-new in 
war industry. The system boils down to this: 
the Ryan workers themselves will decide 
what is to be served in the cafeteria! 

A Cafeteria Committee composed of rep- 
resentatives of all factory and office de- 
partments will meet weekly with Bill Hermes, 

the Ryan steward, to tell him any com- 
plaints about the food they've heard during 
the last week, and to suggest changes in 
the menu which their fellow workers re- 

Of the four serving aisles in the cafe- 
teria, two will serve only a special Victory 
Lunch, probably consisting of a hot entree, 
potao and one other vegetable, salad, bread 
and butter, and coffee — all for about 35 
cents. The other two will offer a \a carte 
items from which the customer can choose 
his own meal. "If Ryanites want that Vic- 
tory Lunch changed — if they prefer differ- 
ent entrees than I plan, or if they'd like 
to hove the lunch enlarged to include des- 
sert at an extra cost, or if they wont any 
other changes — they need only mention it 
to their department's representative on the 
Cafeteria Committee," says Bill Hermes. 
"He'll see that I hear about it at the next 
weekly meeting." 

Hermes is the man who'll be on the 
receiving end of all squawks and sugges- 
tions at the meetings. "Of course. Bill can't 
guarantee to provide any and every kind 
of food requested," points out Stillwagen. 
"There ore some kinds that just aren't ob- 
tainable nowadays — and other kinds that 

(Continued on page 29) 

Your ideas^ complaints and suggestions 
will guide our new cafeteria 

Published every three weeks for Employees and Friends of 

Through the Public Relations Department 

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Editor Keith Monroe 

Associate Editor Sue Zinn Gunthorp 

Sports Editor Fred Osenburg 

Staff Artists Frances Stotier; Joe Thein 

George Duncan; Paul Hoffman 
Staff Photographers Tommy Hixson; Frank Martin 

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Special Features Page 

Come and Get It! 1 

— introducing our new cafeteria. 
Keep 'Em Flowing 3 

— ho2u Flow Control gets manifolds 
out faster. 
A Matter of Life and Death 4 

— Iiotc your blood can save a life. 
Floyd Bennett 5 

— an ex-farmer who became a foreman. 
Five Years or More at Ryan 6 

— Basil Kellcv of Machine Shop. 
Meet Bill Wagner 8 

— Flying Reporter's "chief of chiefs." 
Ryan Horse Show 10 

— a day of spills and thrills for all. 
Slims Pickin's 14 

— otir favorite contributor back again. 

Ryan Trading Post 18 

Sports - 22 

What's Cookin'? 25 

— by Mrs. Esther T. Long. 
Beauty Isn't Rationed 26 

— by Frances Statler. 

Departmental News 

Brownie's Browsings by Brownie 16 

Dispatching by Gerald Ryan 28 

Final News by Enid Larsen 13 

From the Beam by Pat Kelly 28 

Hither and Yon 17 

Machine Shop bv Dorothy Wheeler 14 

Manifold Small Parts ". 20 

Mo Loft Sez ^v George 20 

Model Characters by Gilbert Cusey 1 5 

Plant Engineering by Flonnie Freeman 27 

Plont Personalities by Jack Graham 21 

Production Control by Maynard Lovell 19 

Ryanettes by Tom and Gerry 16 

Time Study Observations by Dortha Dnnston 6 

Wind Tunnel bx Victor Odin 21 

Wing Tips by R. F. Hersey 28 

ir it it it 

Copy deadline for the next issue is August 30 

The Walking Reporter 

By Ye Ed 

That well-rounded gent you see on the front cover 
is Jean Bovet. He's head steward of the Ryan organi- 
zation, and anyone who eats his food feels reassured 
before even tasting it — just to look at Jean is to see 
that he appreciates the art of good eating. He is a 
life-long hotel steward who gave up a comfortable 
resort job to tackle the wartime assignment of feed- 
ing Army cadets at Ryan's flight schools, and is now 
going to help get the Ryan employees cafeteria under 
way. For 35 years he's been chef and steward at 
swanky hotels in Switzerland, France, Egypt, Canada 
and America. We think you'll like his grub! 

It was just about a year ago that Claude Ryan was 
pacing off dimensions through ankle-deep dust in 
the area where our cafeteria now stands. He and 
several other top executives have stayed right in the 
thick of the battle to get those hot-food facilities 
built during the last twelve months. 

Don't miss the Ryan Horse Show this Sunday at the 
Mission Valley Polo Grounds. All Ryan horse-lovers 
— whose name is legion — will be there. 

The weddings of Vice-President Earl D. Prudden 
and Production Superintendent Ernie Moore — both to 
Ryan girls — Adelaide Smith and Betty Mills — pretty 
well takes care of the Romance department for this 
month. Incidentally, when the Moores were on their 
honeymoon at Louis Plummer's cabin at Arrowhead, 
they didn't discover that the cabin had an upstairs 
until they'd been there more than 24 hours. Seems 
the stairway was concealed by a door; and the par- 
lor, kitchen and sleeping-porch on the ground floor 
were about all the Moores got around to exploring 
until their second day. "This place must have a tre- 
mendous attic," had been their only comment on the 
apparent lack of an upstairs. 

Our contributors' staff is in a state of flux. Stag- 
gered by the loss of such stand-bys as Will Cameron, 
Mike Brush and Irene Travis, we were even more 
flabbergasted to find Slim Coats back on the staff. 
Yes, Slim has agreed to write us a column as Corre- 
spondent-at-Large, even though he's no longer here 
at the plant. . . . Then, too, we've added another 
artist to our staff, and we think he's pretty good, but 
he insists on remaining anonymous. You'll find a sam- 
ple of his work on page 5. 

Seismologists predict Japan will soon be hit by an- 
other destructive earthquake, but hard. Maybe Doo- 
little's boys are planning a return trip. 

— 2 — 

by Gerald Ryan and Keith Monroe 

It now takes nine days less than 
it used to for a certain type of mani- 
fold to travel through the Ryan 
production line. Another manifold 
model takes four days less — others 
are coming through from one to 
three days faster than formerly. 

These rather startling savings of 
time have been accomplished with- 
out asking a single employee to 
work faster than before. The de- 
crease in time is due entirely to 
the new "Flow Control" system now 
being used by the Manifold Produc- 
tion Control department. 

Factory Manager G. E. Barton, who 
worked with Zihiman in making the 
new system click. 

A new system knocks hours or 
days ofF production schedules 

Flow Control shortens the time 
between start and finish of a job 
just by cutting down the "storage 
time" — the intervals when a piece 
of work is stored somewhere wait- 
ing to be passed on to another sta- 
tion along the production line. 

Today there are fewer and shorter 
waits between operations. This sys- 
tem, worked out by Factory Mana- 
ger G. E. Barton and his new assis- 
tant, John T. Zihiman, makes pos- 
sible closer scheduling of the move- 
ment of every manifold part. 

Zihiman, who devoted most of 
his time for several months to de- 
veloping the system, is a dyed-in- 
the-wool enthusiast for smooth 
scheduling. He's worked for Ford, 
Crosley, and Goodyear, where he 
learned plenty about flow control. 
"All high-speed industries in the 
country use flow control today," he 
says. "It's only in its infancy here, 
but give us a few more months and 
we'll have it running smoothly 
enough so that it will be a real help 
to every worker on the production 

Under the new system, a special 
type of routing cord travels with 
each job all the way through the 
production line. This card gives the 
dispatcher a visual check on whether 
or not the job is moving along on 
schedule. It also helps each worker 
by telling him just what operation 
he's supposed to perform on each 
job that comes to him — as well as 
how long it should take, and what 
parts he'll need. 

Perfection in Flow Control would 
be reached when a card and its 

(Continued on page 12) 

John T. Zihiman, assistant to the fac- 
tory manager, who developed much of 
our new Monifold Production Control 


plasma may 

ere there's 
of life 

the faintest 
your blood 
turn the tide 

No, "Red" didn't know as he lay there 
very still. Red didn't even care at the 
moment. He wos too badly hurt to have 
recognized Jock, had he been there. Jap 
shrapnel had all but finished him, and there 
in the sweltering heat under the tent nothing 
seemed to matter much except that faint 
tingle of life struggling to exist, becoming 
a little stronger, as the minutes passed. Red 
opened his eyes and looked up. Dimly he 
saw it, a small rubber tube extending up 
to on inverted bottle — and in the bottle, 
blood plasma. That's where Jack came in. 

Jack and Red had worked together back 
in the factory a couple of years before — 
before Pearl Harbor and before Red had 
quit to join the Marines. They used to eat 
lunch together then, and they'd correspond- 
ed once or twice since Red went into the 
service. Neither of them could know that 
the blood Jock gave at his local Red Cross 
Center was now in that inverted bottle over 
Red's stretcher. 

But Jock had known, when he donated 
the blood, of the marvelous possibilities for 
it. He knew that men picked up off the 
field of battle almost hopelessly gone hove 
literally been brought bock from the dead 
when their blood systems have been replen- 
ished with plasma. He knew that terrible 
burn and shock coses, otherwise fatal, re- 
spond miraculously to blood plasma transfu- 

It sometimes takes a pint — sometimes 
twenty or thirty pints. But men are coming 
back by the thousands who otherwise would 
be in cross-marked graves in foreign lands 
if It were not for the blood Jack and other 
Americans back home are giving. 

The medical profession had not yet dis- 
covered the miracles of blood plasma at the 

This phofogroph of a v/ounded United States Marine receiving o tronsfusion in a Gua- 
dalcanal field hospital is a graphic illustration of how donations to a blood bank save 
lives. Plasma, such as that held by the beorded Marine in the background, has kept 
hundreds of men in our armed forces alive and in the fight. — Official Photograph 
U. S. Marine Corps. 

tilled water. Those are the reasons why the 
Army and Navy ore asking for 4,000,000 
pints of blood in 1943. That's why Son 
Diegans ore being asked to contribute 1,500 
pints a week. 

For several months Ryonites have been 
champing at the bit, anxious to be given 
on opportunity to shore "life" with the men 
at the front. Now the doors are wide open. 

A Matter of 
Life and Death 

time of the lost war. A few transfusions 
were given but they were improcticol. The 
donor and the recipient had to hove the 
same type blood, and had to be brought 
together for the tronsfusion. Thus two peo- 
ple were temporarily put out of action. 

But after the war, research workers got 
busy. They found that plasma (the amber 
crystal substance which remains after the 
red and white corpuscles are removed) 
makes an excellent blood substitute, con 
be pooled without regard to blood type, can 
be kept for years if necessary, without re- 
frigeration, and can be mode ready for 
immediate use merely by mixing it with dis- 

The Los Angeles laboratories ore able to 
handle all the blood the San Diego Red 
Cross can send them. Next Tuesday, Ryon- 
ites in every department will have an op- 
portunity to sign up with Red Cross repre- 
sentotives who will visit the plant to moke 
appointments for blood donations. 

Your department will want to be well 
represented, may wont to go as o group to 
the center. Talk it over! Talk it up! You'll 
never miss it, but a lad ot the front may 
die without it! Be ready to tell your Red 
Cross lady when your department wonts to 
go. Thirty-six donations can be token in 
an hour — what about making it a solid hour 

for your department? Here's the vitol data 
you'll wont to know: 

1. Who may give blood donations? Any 
healthy person between the ages of 21 
and 60 weighing at least 1 1 pounds. 
Persons who hove reached their 60th 
birthdoy cannot be occepted. Minors 
between 1 8 and 21 ore acceptable with 
written consent of parent or guardian, 
or, if married, of husband or wife. 

2. Who may not be a donor? Anyone 
with a history of tuberculosis, diabetes, 
heart disease, molario within the post 
15 years, jaundice within 6 months. 
Women during pregnancy or nine 
months thereafter. 

3. How can I arrange to give a dona- 
tion? Tell the Red Cross lady next 
Tuesday. Or call Franklin 7704 for an 
appointment. Or see Mrs. Chor-Lotte 
Fisher of Sheet Metal. 

4. Where are blood donations token? At 
Red Cross Blood Donor Center, 446 W. 
Beech Street, corner of Columbio. 

5. Is the Center open evenings? Yes, two 
days o week. On Tuesdays and Thurs- 
days the center is open from twelve 
noon until eight in the evening. On 
Mondays, Wednesdoys and Fridays the 
center is open from 9 a.m. until 5. 

(Continued on poge 18) 

Sign up next Tuesday for a 

pint of blood. You'll never 

miss it — they may die tvith- 

out it I 


An Ohio farm boy who mode good 
in his first factory job — that's Floyd 
Bennett, foreman of Manifold Small 
Parts here at Ryan. 

Bennett applied for work at Ryan 
in 1939, without a day's experience 
in aircraft work. He started as a 
workman in the Manifold depart- 
ment, became a leadman less than 
a year later, moved up to assistant 
foreman on the first day of 1941, 
and became Small Parts foreman 
nine months after that. 

It just goes to show that a farmer 
can train himself to be as good a 
factory worker as anyone. Bennett's 
whole previous life was spent In 
Scioto County, Ohio, where he was 
born in 1 908. He worked on the fam- 
ily farm, with his father and grand- 
father, from the time he was nine 
years old. 

However, after finishing high 
school he went to work for the state 
highway department, operating a 
gravel tipple, a device used in load- 
ing gravel. Floyd had his troubles 
with it. "1 thought I was in mighty 
good shape — I'd played basketball 
for four years in high school — but I 
found I had to be a lot tougher than 
I was to run that tipple," he says. 

However, he toughened up and 
held his job, until a change in Ohio's 
governors cost him his position in 
the politics-ridden highway depart- 
ment. He went back to the farm — 
but this was in the blackest days 
of the depression, and farmers 
couldn't sell their products at any- 
thing but starvation prices. Farm 
mortgages were being foreclosed 
right and left; forms were falling to 
pieces for lack of equipment and re- 
pairs; farmers were going on relief 
by the thousands. 

How an ex-farmer rose to 
foreman in four years 

manifold Small Parts 

But the Bennett farm kept going, 
and the Bennetts stayed off relief. 
Floyd opened a little woodshop, at 
home, where he did cabinet-making, 
matching, veneering, and all the 
other kinds of jobs that can be done 
with a lathe and a set of hand tools. 
He also did a bit of plumbing, paint- 
ing, and truck driving on the side, 
and managed to scare up a good 
living for himself and Mary, whom 
he married in 1934. 

However, Floyd could see that he 
had no future in Scioto County. "In 
1939 a relative of mine suggested 
that I come to San Diego and try to 
get a factory job," he recalls. "It 

was a gamble, but I decided to try 
it. I left my wife at home, come out 
here and started hunting for work." 

Jobs weren't too plentiful in Son 
Diego that year. Floyd went to one 
aircraft plant and was turned down 
so curtly that he never went back. 
Then he tried Ryan, and was turned 
down too — but in a friendlier fash- 
ion, with the suggestion that he ap- 
ply again later, since there was 
always the chance that something 
might open up. 

"\ liked the style of the people 
I talked to at Ryan," he says, "and 
I decided that was where I'd like to 

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— 5 — 


"Six years with the right outfit," says Basil Kelley, 
leadman in Machine Shop. "And in the right depart- 
ment, too." Kelley has been in the Machine Shop ever 
since he joined Ryan. 

After graduating from Glendale High School, Basil 
got a job doing maintenance work in Oakland, and 
then tried his hand at working on a chicken ranch in 
the San Joaquin Valley. He liked the work so well 
that chicken raising has been his hobby ever since. 
With 500 Rhode Island Reds and White Leghorns to 
greet the dawn, Basil and his wife have no worry about 
alarm clocks on their Spring Valley ranch. So en- 
thused is the entire family over its hobby that after 
the war, the Kelleys and their two sons are planning 
to make it a business. 

During his sojourn in the San Joaquin Valley, the 
old wanderlust hit Kelley in full force, and it wasn't 
long before "all organized resistance ceased" and 
Kelley hit the rails in search of adventure. "Being the 
cautious type, however," Kelley explains, "I never got 
so far away from home that I couldn't make it back to 
the fold if times got tough, I tossed hay for a couple 
of days here and picked peaches for a day or two there 
and managed to pick up a lot of good experience 
while investigoting practically every section of the 

About the time the intoxicating effect of the wan- 
derlust bug had worn off, Basil decided the time had 
come for him to settle down. But before doing any- 
thing so rash, he decided to visit an old boyhood pal 
of his, Bob Gardner, then in San Diego. Gardner's 
father was foreman of the Machine Shop and soon 
convinced Kelley that Ryan was "a better place to 
work." Kelley has stayed convinced ever since. 

A couple of years later, Basil decided to extend 
that "settled" feeling and establish a home. A young 
lady, then working in Coronado, agreed to help him. 
But the day following the ceremony, Kelley got a 
mighty cold reception. Some of his friends, who had 
been denied the opportunity of throwing rice, ganged 
up and dunked him in the February waters of San 
Diego bay. "The Chamber of Commerce notwithstand- 
ing, I think they needed the ice-cutters in the bay 
that day," Basil recalls with a shiver. 

Before the war interrupted his flying training, 
Kelley had logged 15 hours of solo time — rather un- 
eventful except for one early dual lesson when Basil 
saw no particular harm in an innocent-looking flock 
of seagulls. He was all set to ignore their presence 
in his path when the instructor grabbed the controls 
and swerved to avoid them. Kelley wasn't actually 
scared until after the flight, when his instructor gave 
him a very explicit lecture on the ease with which 
seagulls mixed with airplane props can make hash. 

Time Studij Observations 

By Dortha Dunston 

Six-thirty one morning a sleepy voice said 
"Methods Engineering" as he jumped from his bed 

To answer the 'phone — his wake-up call. 
COLVIN works here eight hours, but that isn't all! 

He must dream his job a good part of the night. 
And pushes the work through with all his might! 

A vital question — with one missing link — 
Will "MAJ" have to park for the duration, you think? 

He has just four tires, but he needs a spare; 
He applied for a retread in utter despair. 

But the questions they asked were too much for Maj. 
From home life to birthplace and lastly his age. 

We wear it, we eat it, and that's not enough — 
We're literally covered and immune from the stuff. 

It's ditto I mean with its color so deep 
That won't come off even when we're asleep. 

Now we're oil quite disturbed over ARLINE's con- 
quests — 
Does she pass the Marine Corps or Navy Tests? 

She rode out with FRANK, and here's the situation: 
She asked to be dropped at the Naval Training Station. 

The next morning he found her not at the same 
But instead she was at the Marine Corps Base. 

Just what was she doing and why all the fussr' 
Apologies, Arline — just in wait for a bus. 

TELLER can't eat, he says, then why the speed? 
A few minutes early and he's in the lead. 

And what did he get? — An autographed page 
From a Drop Hammer gentleman on the rampage. 

'Twos no invitation nor valentine sweet 
But a big sheet of paper that he couldn't eat! 

A Sunday in Mexico left me quite marked. 
There's a place on my arm where the sun rays have 

My nose may not peel — I've a bet laid on that, 
But think what I'd saved with a Mexican hat! 

I came home that night all full of remorse; 
I've lost my new shoes on what proved a plow horse! 

There's a lucky star over STRAILEY it's said — 
He's driving his car as most Gods fear to tread. 

Six women he brings and takes home ev'ry day! 
He says he's explained, but what does wife say? 

Puff, puff! — A news flash! — Just made the dead- 
The mother and daughter are both doing fine. 

Mr. CLANCY, proud papa's recovering now. 
With chest still swelled, he can take a bow! 

We presented a buggy to the proud, happy pair. 
It's modern, with fashion, and streamlined for fair. 

Equipped with landing gear, brake and waste drain; 
The little queen "Mary" will ride in disdain 

On real rubber tires and have her own nook, 
But then we slipped up — There is no "C" book! 

Blushing but haughty, Mr. Clancy wheeled out 
Mid clapping of hands and a general shout. 

Shirt buttons were flying, his strut was a sight. 
Congratulations — and welcome new Ryan Mite! 


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This is Private Ralph Theis^ who lost both Feet in the 
Solomons and is now in Oak Knoll Hospital^ Oakland^ 
California. He's done his part. Are you doing yours? 

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There are several aliases under which 
William Wagner is known to his friends. 
Some call him Wee Willie (he is five feet 
six inches high) . Others, recalling that with- 
in the memory of living man he has almost 
never been known to lose his temper, address 
him as Sweet William. One associote refers 
to him as Silent Bill, basing this sobriquet 
on the accepted scientific fact that Wagner 
when in spate emits more words per man- 
hour than anyone else in captivity. His min- 
ions in the Ryan Public Relations department 
know him variously as "Boss" and "Chiefie." 
The one thing practically no one colls him 
is "Mr. Wagner." 

The reason for this variety of titles con 
be laid at Wagner's own doorstep. He 
blithely refuses to coll anyone Mister after 
an acquaintance of longer than three min- 
utes, and the people he meets find his in- 
formality OS catching as the seven-year itch. 

Moreover, Wagner's brand of informality 
is no common brond. Merely calling some- 
one by first name is usually too tame; he's 
forever coining weird and exotic titles for 
the people he knows. 

Thus, Henry F. McConn, Ryan's Sched- 
uling Coordinator, hears himself addressed 
as Honkus McCannus when Wagner is in the 
room. Louis E. Plummer, Director of Indus- 
trial Training, is Louie da Plum to Wag- 
ner. Ace Edmiston is Acey-Deucey. Millard 
Boyd is Shorty. Fred Thudium and Ed Baum- 
gorten of Engineering are respectively Stu- 
dious Thudious and Ed Bum. Kay Ready, sec- 
retary to Vice-President Earl D. Prudden, be- 
comes Rough-ond-Reody, usually shortened 
to Ruffian; while Mr. Prudden himself is 
transformed to Eedy-Peo. As for Mr. Ryan, 
Wagner knows him as "T. Claude Boss." 

by Keith Monroe 

When confronted by someone for whose 
proper name he con think up no adequate 
distortion, Wagner may resort to any handy 
label such as Sebostion or Butch; or he may 
snatch some name from the animal king- 
dom, as he does when talking to "Willie 
the Weasel" — olios Wilbur Green of the 
Soles Department (also yclept Wilbur Red- 
White-and-Green, when Wagner is in a 
mood for gaudier nomenclature!. 

With the conversation on a plane of such 
rowdy informality, the visitor is rare indeed 
who can remain stiff and distant when talk- 
ing with Wagner. This little man's beam- 
ing, cherub-like face, and the flow of wise- 
cracks and colorful slang which he tosses 
off with machine-gun rapidity, soon thaw 
out the most formal acquaintances. Avia- 
tion executives. Army officers, and workers 
in the plont hove all been seen with on arm 
across his shoulders after no more than o 
few minutes' acquaintance. 

As Director of Public Relations, Wagner's 
job is to make friends for the Ryan organi- 
zation. He is ideally suited for the task. In 
face-to-face contact, he is almost irresist- 
ible; he makes friends as readily as an Aire- 
dale puppy. Via the mails he is equally ef- 
fective; he handles a huge volume of cor- 
respondence through which he is working 
ceaselessly to keep Ryan well-publicized in 
magazines, newspapers, radio and news- 

The walls of the Public Relations depart- 
ment ore covered with framed magazine 
pages which show some of the fruits of 
Wagner's hustling. There ore big, hand- 
somely-illustrated spreads about Ryan 
clipped from Life, Look, Collier's and other 
national magazines. There ore pictures of 
Ryan planes gracing the front covers of al- 
most every magazine in the aviation field. 

And in Wagner's private office there are file 
drawers filled with literally thousonds of 
newspaper clippings about Ryan. Every now 
and then when the drawers get too full he 
reaches in and throws out a few fistfuls to 
moke room for newer bundles of clippings. 
"Why waste time hoarding these or pasting 
them in scropbooks?" he says. "I'd rather 
spend the time getting more news about 
Ryan into print." 

Economy of time is something of on ob- 
session with Wagner. He is always in a 
hurry. When he walks down the mile-long 
aisles and corridors of Ryan's buildings, 
he travels as if the sheriff were close be- 
hind. When he talks, his words come with 
approximately the rhythm of a riveting gun. 
When he typewrites, he beats hell out of his 
defenseless Underwood. 

Perhaps this mania for speed dates back 
to Wagner's early doys, when he was doing 
the work of three or four men single-handed. 
He come up the tough way, and always had 
to hump to keep on top of his job. 

Like so many public relations men, Wag- 
ner is on ex-newspaper man. He broke in 
OS copy boy on the Los Angeles Evening 
Herald soon after his graduation from Al- 
hombro High School. Because he could 
scramble from place to place foster than 
other copy boys — and because he always 
seemed to know what the score wos — he 
found himself promoted to keeper of the 
Herald's morgue llibrory, if you're not hep 
to journalistic slang). 

From there he moved up to a reporter's 
job, specializing in oviotion, and finally to 
assistant financial editor. In addition to his 
ability to hurry off in all directions and ar- 
rive bock with several stories, Wagner hos 
always hod on omozing memory for facts. 
Both these attributes come in handy on the 

dancing with his wife 
at a Ryon party 

at the console of his 
mighty Underwood 

up to his old tricks 
in the darkroom 

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Our Public Relations Director is reputed to have six arms. 
Anyhow, everybody likes him 

Herald. Before he'd been writing aviation 
news long he was able to spout all kinds 
of aeronautical data at the drop of a hint. 
Aircraft men began to take notice of him 
as an up-and-coming young reporter who 
talked their own language. 

Wagner got more and more enthusiastic 
about aviation as he continued to write about 
it. On the other hand, financial writing palled 
on him after the stock market unpleasant- 
ness in 1 929. So he began negotiating with 
the Curtiss-Wright Flying Service for a pub- 
licity job, and finally landed one. 

However, it was a had time to start a 
career in aviation. The depression was get- 
ting steadily worse, salaries were being cut 
and lay-offs increasing. Wagner found him- 
self working in the Grand Central Air Ter- 
minal in Los Angeles as a combination 
ticket agent, switchboard operator and pub- 
licity writer. After 18 months, he switched 
to Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc., vol- 
untarily taking a lower-paid position because 
he felt that TWA offered a better oppor- 
tunity for the long pull. 

As a traffic representative for the airline's 
Hollywood office, Wagner got to know prac- 
tically everybody in the movie colony. His 
contacts came in handy when he was pro- 
moted to the TWA publicity department, and 
began hatching publicity tie-ins between 
the airline and the denizens of Hollywood 
who patronized it. Publicity photos of stars, 
starlets, has-beens, and also-rans poured 
onto his desk in a never-ending Niagara. 

It was at this stage of his career that Wag- 
ner probably conceived the strong dislike of 
cheesecake (leg art) and pretty-girl pic- 
tures which has now settled into a phobia 
with him. He is firmly opposed to sending 
out Ryan publicity photographs of girls reg- 
istering oomph and kiss-papa, probably be- 
cause he had to send out so many for TWA. 

This, combined with his refusal to wine 
and dine visiting editors for the sole sake 
of getting free publicity out of them, mokes 

him a definitely unorthodox public rela- 
tions man. But Wagner doesn't mind being 
classed as unorthodox — he is probably more 
popular among editors, and gets more pub- 
licity for his company, than many of his 
more conventional colleagues who rely heav- 
ily on parties and bathing-beauty photos to 
wangle space. Instead of being regarded 
OS bockslopper and professional swell guy, 
he is known to editors as a reliable and en- 
ergetic publicity man who also happens to 
be sincerely friendly by nature. 

Wagner stayed with TWA for more than 
five years, always working furiously to keep 
up with the tremendous volume of publicity 
chores his job involved. He piled out the 
work so rapidly that a rumor spread through 
TWA that Wagner hod six arms. He became 
assistant West Coast publicity director, got 
married, and moved to Chicago to a bigger 
publicity job with the airline. 

But the east didn't agree with Wagner. 
After a week in Chicago he persuaded his 
boss that their office should be located in 
Kansas City. When they got there, Wagner 
found he had leaped from the frying pan 
into the fire. Neither he nor his bride saw 
how they could lost out the summer in KC's 
sweltering heat. But what to do? This was 
1937, and good jobs were still not being 
handed out like free cigars. 

Before Wagner had left TWA's Holly- 
wood office o few weeks earlier, a small air- 
craft company in San Diego had been cam- 
paigning to lure Wagner onto its staff. The 
company was Ryan, and its vice-president, 
Earl Prudden, had been handling all its pub- 
licity OS a sideline. Prudden was becoming 
a bit fatigued with this task as the com- 
pany grew larger, and he and Claude Ryan 
hod decided they'd better hire a trained 
publicity man to handle the increasing vol- 
ume of press and photographic work. 

They hod offered the job to Wagner once, 
but the chance to go east with TWA hod 
decided him to turn it down. Now, stewing 
in his own juices in Kansas City, he bitterly 
regretted his decision. 

One midnight he was sitting in his apart- 
ment, clod only in shorts, with two electric 
fans blowing on him as he vainly sought 
coolness while working over some publicity 
stories. The doorbell rang. 

It was a post office messenger, with on 
Air Moil Special Delivery letter from Son 
Diego. The Ryan Aeronautical Company was 
renewing its offer to him. 

Wagner thought the offer over for fully 
five seconds, then picked up the telephone 
and put in a long-distance call to Son Fran- 
cisco. "Hello, Clancy," he yelled across the 
continent to Clancy Doyhoff, his boss, whom 
the call hod routed out of bed, "I just called 
to tell you I'm resigning." 

Doyhoff used up considerable money in 
toll colls trying to dissuade Wagner, but it 
was useless. Wagner was sold on Ryan, and 
has stayed sold ever since, refusing even to 
consider offers from larger organizations. 
In the early days here, when he was func- 
tioning OS o one-man public relations de- 
partment, Wagner had plenty of headaches, 
but his famous grin never disappeared. 

Wagner's first office at Ryan was a cor- 
ner of a stockroom. It was his job to churn 
out all newspaper stories ond magazine ar- 
ticles about the company; to supervise oil 
Ryan advertising; to decide on policies af- 
fecting the company's relations with the 
public; to handle relations with the students 
of the Ryan School of Aeronautics; to take 
oil Ryan photographs, and, later, to get out 
all the early issues of the Flying Reporter. 

Photography was his special delight here. 
He hod learned to take pictures while with 
TWA (doing so because he'd noticed how 
much money the oirline was paying to out- 
side photographers to take its publicity pho- 
tos), and at Ryan he learned how to de- 
velop and print them (because he'd noticed 
how much money the company was paying 
to outsiders for darkroom work) . 

Armed with a simple four-by-five Speed 
Graphic, he began getting dazzling shots of 

(Continued on page 27) 

checking Flying Reporter copy 
with Editor Keith Monroe 

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going over correspondence 
with his secretary 

"one of America's eight best 
aviation photographers" 

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Troop Sgt. G. R. Bills, who is Lh 
Bills of the Plant- Police depart- 

Troop Sgt. Ray Ploof, who 
is on officer in the Plant 
Police department. 

Troop Sgt. Chris Mueller, 
assistant foreman of Ma- 
chine Shop. 

^(fa«t f?^at4e S^ocu^ 

At Top: First Lieutenant Al Gee 
of the Peace Officers' Civil 
Service Troop No. 3. Gee is 
Ryan's Chief of Plant Protec- 

Above: Trooper Erich Foulwet- 
ter, general foreman of Sheet 

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So crammed full of events, of contests 
and exhibitions, of ribbons and trophies and 
cash prizes, that there's not room for a 
dull moment! That's the verdict of every- 
body who's had a glance at the program 
scheduled for this Sunday's big Ryan Horse 
Show in Mission 'V'alley. Starting shorp at 
9:30 in the morning, the kiddies under 14 
will be kings for the morning with a series 
of events lined up that'll give them the 
thrill of a lifetime. 

When the afternoon program opens at 
1 :00 p.m. there'll be a special judging and 
awards for the: 

1 . Best Men's Plain Western attire, equip- 
ment and mount. 

2. Best Women's Plain Western attire, 
equipment and mount. 

3. Best Men's English attire, equipment 
and mount. 

Copt. H. F. Snell and a portion of the Peace Officers' Civil Service Troop No. 3 which 
will moke its debut Sunday afternoon. 

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4. Best Women's English attire, equip- 
ment and mrunt. 

5. Best Mounted Troop — 

And you'll have your fingernails trimmed 
to the quick after you've watched the series 
of events scheduled for the balance of the 
afternoon. Here are the bore facts, but for 
the spills and thrills you'll have to woit till 
Sunday afternoon: 

1 . Calf Roping Event. 

2. Novice Jumpers. 

3. Potato Race. 

4. Stallions in hand. 

5. Exhibition by U. S. Cavalry. 

6. Trail Horse Closs Competition. 

7. Hat Race. 

8. Hunters or Jumpers. 

9. Stake Race. 

1 0. Five Gaited Saddle Horse Competition. 
1 I . Saddle and Ride Race. 
12. Western Pleasure Horse Competition. 
The committee whose efforts have pro- 
moted such a grand array of events and 
prizes include Al Gee, chairman of the en- 
tire show. Bud Curr who'll be on the scene 
as ringmaster, G. R. Bills who'll assist Curr, 
and recreational director Travis Hatfield. 

Al Gee and his entire committee wish to 
express their oppreciotion for the coopera- 
tion which they hove received in arranging 
the show. 

From 3 to 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, the 
day before the show, a number of Ryan 
employees and their mounts will be on hand 
close by the factory to give Ryon horse 
enthusiasts a foretoste of what they can 
expect at Mission Valley on Sundoy. 

Sundaq, August 22 


Eats For Sale on the Grounds 

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(Continued from page 5' 

work. So I went bock every day for 
thirty days in a row and applied for 
a job. On the thirtieth day they 
hired me." 

Floyd's job was sizing collars in 
the small ports section of the Mani- 
fold department, under Jack Zipp- 
wold on second shift. He proved to 
be a two-fisted workhorse, and 
Zippwold soon began to notice him. 

"I never would hove gone up as 
fast as I did, if Jock hadn't given 
me every opportunity to prove my- 
self," Bennett soys. "He found I 
could read blueprints, and that my 
woodshop experience hod given me 
some knack with machines. So 
pretty soon he tried me out on 
harder jobs, and after awhile he 
mode me leodman." 

Bennett brought his wife to San 
Diego to join him, kept learning 
more and more about manifold work, 
and was made assistant foreman in 
charge of the second shift a little 
less than two years after going to 
work for the company. "That's one 
thing I specially like about the Ryan 
management," Bennett points out. 
"The supervisors take a personal in- 
terest in everyone under them. A 
worker gets every chance to prove 
himself, and the promotions keep 
coming along for him if he keeps 

When the new Manifold Small 
Parts department was organized in 
September of 1941, Bennett was 
appointed foreman of it. He found 
that his new job was a decidedly 
hot spot. "About twenty thousand 
separate parts go through this de- 
partment every day," he says. "If 
we slow down, we block either ship- 
ping or production, or maybe both. 
So whenever my department gets be- 
hind, there are plentv of people on 
my neck right owoy." 

His department seldom logs, how- 
ever, if Bennett's workers are told 
by him that the department is in a 
soot because a certain job is delayed, 
they'll work like cheerful fiends to 
finish it. They believe implicitly in 
his knowledge of eve-y detail of the 
work, and in his integrity as a 

The department's rate of produc- 
tion has doubled S'nce January. The 
foreman claims it's due to his luck 
in having such workers, and the rest 
of the people say "Bennett's right 

It - 

Group Comdr. Raul Gonzales Nolle, chief of fhe Chilean Air Force Commission (left), 
inspecting the Ryan plant. Left to right are Jack Wiseman, Ryan's Washington repre- 
sentative, Nolle, Lt. R. A. Burbick, U.S.N.; Captain Pedro Loyer, Chilean naval officer; 
Lt. S. H. Zeigler, U.S.N.; Robert Chase, Ryan soles executive. 

Smartly dressed in dork military trousers 
and white officers' coots, the visiting Chilean 
officials were shown through the Ryan foc- 
tory by Jack Wiseman, the company's 
Washington representative, and Robert 
Chose, Soles Executive. Also in the party 
were Lieutenant R. A. Burbick and Lieu- 
tenant S. H. Zeigler, representatives of the 
Resident Inspector of U. S. Naval Aircraft. 

Commander Nolle and Coptain Loyer 
were both surprised to learn first hand of 
the extensive use of women in aircraft pro- 
duction work at the Ryan plant, and of the 
fine way in which American women hove 
taken on wartime responsibilities in order 
to relieve men for combat duty. 

Hir Officers From 
Chile Uisit Ryan 

On a nationwide tour of oircroft factories 
and operation bases preliminary to his new 
assignment for the Chilean government as 
air attache at Washington, Group Com- 
mander Roul Gonzales Nolle, Chief of the 
Chilean Air Force Commission, inspected the 
Ryan plant recently. 

He was accompanied by Captain Pedro 
Loyer of the Chilean Navy, who has been 
in this country for the post three years 
studying military aviation. 


Dd Vdu need H Regular Day Off? 
Vour Foreman Con Hrronge It! 

If you have good reason to need a regu- 
lar day off each week, the Ryan Aeronau- 
tical Company wants you to ask for it! 

"There are dozens of Ryan workers who 
suffer a real hardship in trying to work 
the standard six-day, 48-hour week," Fac- 
tory Manager G. E. Barton soys. "Women 
with children or other home duties, if they 
can't make outside arrangements to take 
core of their household responsibilities, may 
need a regular day off. Elderly people whose 
strength won't hold up for six consecutive 
days of work should be on a five-day week. 
In short, anyone whose state of health or 
personal responsibilities make a six-day 
week unwise should take advantage of 
Ryan's optional five-day week." 

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It is believed that Ryan is the first com- 
pany to try this new plan. Rather than in- 
creasing absenteeism, the company expects 
the plan will put attendance on a regular 
basis, so that foremen will be able to know 
in advance how many workers they can ex- 
pect each day. 

If you feel justified in asking for a five- 
day week, here's how you con apply for it: 
Just go to your foreman, ask him for a 
40-Hour Week Application Blank, and fill 
it out. Then give the blank back to your 
foreman, and if he agrees that your reasons 
for requesting it are valid, he'll okay the 
blank and send it in to the Industrial Rela- 
tions department. You'll be able to start 
taking your regular day off within the very 
same week. 



(Continued from page 3) 

manifold sections moved through 
the production line without ever 
being removed from a given truck 
except for working. "If sections ore 
kept moving," Zihiman says, "stor- 
age banks will be reduced to a min- 
imum or absorbed altogether — 
which will cut down handling and 
inventory costs." 

Perfection hasn't been reached 
and never can be, Zihiman says, 
but manifold scheduling is a lot 
nearer it than before. The pile-up 
of parts between stations on the 
production line is being cut to a 
minimum. The complex production 
schedules are being streamlined and 
simplified, so that the rivulets of 
manifold parts all converging into 
one final river of finished manifolds 
will flow swiftly and smoothly. 

"It's just human nature to do the 
easy jobs and let the hard ones lie 
around," Zihiman explains. "The 
new system gives every station on 
the production line just one job to 
do at a time. Everyone can see by 
the Schedule Board just when each 
job is due, and everything arrives 
on schedule. There's no more of this 
business of rushing up to a hard- 
pressed leadman with 'I gotta have 
such-and-such a job right away. 
Where is it?' " 

Several other new ideas for mov- 
ing the growing mountains of mani- 
fold sections faster and faster have 
been worked out by Zihiman and 

New move trucks have been built 
with dividers separating them into 
two sections — so a worker can take 
a part out of one section, do his 
job on it, and put it bock in the 
other section. Previously he had to 
take all the parts out of the full 
truck, then put them all back when 
he'd finished working on them. 
Since trucks now go through the 
production line half full, it takes 
more trucks to handle the volume 
of work — but it saves a lot of time 
and effort for workers. 

Another innovation has been the 
storage racks for half stampings in 

the factory yard. Manifold stamp- 
ings and assemblies previously were 
piled in any available place in the 
yard; dispatchers and leadmen had 
to search here and there to find the 
parts they needed. The new racks 
keep all parts neatly classified, so 
they can be found in a hurry and 
inventoried quickly. 

Zihiman's flair for efficiency 
comes from his wide background of 
factory work. He started as a tool 
and die worker for the Ford Motor 
Company. Three years later he was 
hired by the growing and imagina- 
tive Crosley Corporation. In ten 
years with Crosley he held positions 
as Foreman in the Production de- 
partment. Chief Dispatcher of Pro- 
duction Control, and assistant to 
the Director of Engineering, coor- 
dinating the company's three en- 
gineering groups into one central 
department. Later he served as 
Materials Coordinator for the Ari- 
zona factory of Goodyear Aircraft. 

Whenever a question under Bar- 
ton's jurisdiction is such that Zihi- 
man is called in on it, this dark- 
haired, friendly-faced chap tackles 
it from every angle. There's no light- 
ing his pipe, swinging around in his 
swivel chair, and pulling the answer 
out of the clouds. Zihiman goes out 
on the factory floor, talks to the 
men involved, and gets every fact 
connected with the problem. 

Having started on the bottom 
rung of the ladder himself, Zihiman 
has an especially keen interest in 
the average working man. "I like 
to see men doing work they're happy 
at," he says. "I watch for their abil- 
ity to handle themselves and their 
equipment. You can tell a lot about 
man from the pride he takes in 
his job, his materials and his tools." 

At top. Captain F. K. Pierson inspects 
the Japanese gun which Mrs. Denton 
received from her son on Attu. Below, 
Jack Denton on left, Joel on right. 

RyanitB Gets Jap 
Gun From nieutians 

Mrs. Olive Denton of Finishing is show- 
ing an unusual trophy to her friends. It's 
a Jap gun sent to her by her youngest 
son, Jack, now fighting with the Navy on 
Attu. Jock, 18, ond his brother Joel, 19, 
were with the ships which transported the 
first marines to Guadalcanal. Both were 
wounded in later engogements and both 
were returned to the United States for hos- 
pitalization. Later Joel went bock to the 
South Pacific and Jack left for the Aleu- 
tians where he captured the gun and sev- 
eral other mementos which he sent to his 
mother. The firearm is the standard type 
used by Japanese infantry. 

Public Library Rdds new Books 

Aircraft Blueprints and hlow to Read Them: 

by Carl Norcross. 

Written to fill the need for o short, 
intensive course in blueprint reading for 
the aircraft construction mechanic and 
for the aircraft maintenance mechanic. 
The author, formerly editor of Aviation 
Magazine, hos done all possible to make 
this book practical. 

Aircraft Detail Drafting: by Norman Mead- 
owe roft. 

An amplification of a course entitled 
"Aircraft Drafting Standards" presented 

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by the University of Colifornia at Los 
Angeles to workers employed or employ- 
able in the aircraft industry. 

Materials Testing and Heat Treating: by 

William A. Clark and Brainerd Plehn. 

A series of laboratory exercises that 
suggest many commercial acceptance 

Practical Mechanics Handbook: by F. J. 


In a 400-page book the author brings 
together the facts and figures that are 
most used in the industry. 


by Enid Larsen 

As is the case in many of the other departments, 
we have some service wives who are keeping the 
home fires burning and doing their bit in this war, 
and waiting for the time when their husbands will 
be back home to stay. 

DOROTHY EVANS is a navy wife who is doing 

her bit at Ryan to 

help win this war, 

while her husband. 

Signalman 3/c Hur- 

vey (Bud) Evans is 

on Convoy Duty 

"somewhere" in the 

Pacific. He graduated 

from Signal School, 

has seen duty in Alaskan waters and now 
proudly wears the Navy E for excellency, 
which his ship won for torpedo practice. 

CLARA (PAT) KITTELSON is not only 
doing her part by working in Final Assem- 
bly, but is a member of the Women's Ambu- 
lance & Transport Corps. Her husband, 
Mess Sgt. Willard E. Kittelson, USMC, has 
been stationed in the South Pacific for 

and Bud 

almost a year. Prior to this, he spent nine 
months in Iceland, which goes to show that 
the service men can take it from one ex- 
treme to the other. 

We ore all proud of our service wives 
and their courageous husbands who are 
doing all they can to bring this war to a 
speedy and victorious end. 

Our old friend, ED ROEHMHOLDT of 
Sub Assembly, is at it again. Could be he 
reads a little of Longfellow or Guest on 
going to bed and dreams up his poems, 
anyway, he has written some good ones. 
This is his latest poem, and clever too; seems 
to fit the occasion very well. 

(Sing to the tune of "Casey Jones") 




Everyone was pleasant as could be. 

Everyone felt happy and free. 

Then one morning the Joppies came. 

All went flooey, nothing was the some. 

Sister Susie said I won't wear block — 

Just shoved off and became a WAC. 

Brother Bill said you won't fool me. 

Ran away, became a SecBee. 

Aunt Lucy, her husband to save. 

Swam across the channel and became a WAVE. 

Grandpa began to rant and rave. 

Joined the flying corps. Became a pilot brave. 

Grandma said I won't stay home to milk the cow. 

Quit us cold and became a WOW. 

The family dwindled down to Baby Boo, 

Stayed at home, joined the home guard crew. 

Dot, the dog, left without a soul. 

Ran away to )oin the shore patrol. 

So the president ordered a sign up for everyone 

to see. 
Read: This whole Darn Family out for victory. 

— Lyric by E. F. Roehmholdt. 
Copyrighted, 1943. 

C. E. JEFFREY, a fisherman from way 
bock, snagged a 1 50-pound sand shark from 
the Ocean Beach bridge Sunday, and beach 
traffic was tied up for 30 minutes, watch- 
ing him try to land it. Just as the prize 
was within his reach, the hook straightened, 
(so he says, but you know these fish stories) 
his $11 fishing pole broke, and the shark 
went on his merry way. The last that could 
be seen of Jeff was a red hot ball of fire 
going over the hill towards Linda Vista. 

HANK SANDERS is back with us again 
on the second shift after many months of 
illness. He is looking grand, and it seems 
like old home week having him bock. 

On behalf of Final Assembly department, 
I welcome all our new members, and hope 
they enjoy working with us as much as we 
enjoy having them here. 

Golf Match!! M. W. HUTCHINSON, 
'The Muscle," vs. JESS LARSEN, "The 
Voice." It is now a thing of the past, but 
while it lasted and a few days before it 
was played off, there was plenty of fun 
around these parts. Before the match was 
decided upon, there was constant agita- 
tion and guff between the two as to who 
was the better golfer (?). A $10 bet was 
placed and on July 15 the fatal day ar- 
rived. Each confident that he would emerge 
victorious, with ten extra bucks in his jeans, 
they proceeded to Municipal Golf Links for 
the hotly contested match. 

To make sure that everything was on the 
up and up, fair and square, etc., L. C. 

— 13 — 

Rynnites ReceiuB 
Course Refunds 

Out of the thirty-four Ryanites who re- 
cently completed the Ryan Aeronautical 
Institute technical course on Aircraft Con- 
struction and Maintenance, twenty-seven 
received refunds on their tuition because of 
their excellent grades on the final examina- 
tion! This exceedingly high average would 
indicate not only that the course was both 
interesting and instructive, but also that 
Ryanites hove realized the importance of 
training in preparation for the opportuni- 
ties which the aircraft industry has to offer. 

Ryanites who received refunds because of 
their outstanding grades were C. H. Ather- 
ton, A. F. Behm, Doris Bishop, Eleanor Egolf, 
H. E. Ingle, A. J. Jacobsen, C. B. Jones, 
E. C. Kirkpotric, C. W. Leeper, L. M. Moore, 
W. W. Movitz, A. B. Newman, Jr., J. H. 
Pearson, C. H. Porter, H. D. Pugh, R. A. 
Reosoner, W. F. Runnels, Ralph Schuiz, 
R. S. Smith, R. L. Stockwell, A. T. Stone- 
house, J. P. Turner, H. M. Ulberg, Dale 
Von Harten, R. N. Wallin, W. J. Walter, 
and Mildred Wilson. 


Rent Vour Property 
To The Gouernment 

Your Government is anxious to lease your 
property, house, store or building and re- 
model it to provide living quarters for war 
workers. In some houses, attics, basements 
and other unfinished spaces may be con- 
verted into apartments. It may be possible 
to convert others in entirety. The family 
units that result will be rented to Govern- 
ment approved victory workers. 

Although not every property will qualify, 
the fact that the property is badly rundown 
makes no difference if it con be renovated 
suitably. However, the house must be of 
such size and construction that it can be 
made to accommodate more families. Mort- 
gaged OS well as unmortgaged structures are 

All costs of conversion are paid by the 
Government and the owner will receive a 
good rental. At the end of the period he 
will receive back his property in its re- 
modeled and improved condition and in the 
meantime may occupy one unit if he desires. 
Obtain application form at the War Hous- 
ing Center, 107 Broadway. 

HILLES, "The Master," went along, acting 
as Referee, Announcer, Good Will Ambas- 
sador and Chief Divot Replacer, oil in one. 

At the 4th hole. Hutch was riding the 
gravy train, being six strokes up on his 
opponent, Jess. From then on, the pressure 
was really on and some plain and foncy 
hacking was being done. The final scores 
for the 18 holes were: for Hutch, "The 
Muscle," 107; and for Jess, "The Voice," 
who come out in the top spot, 100 strokes. 
Now you know what I mean when I say 
they HACKED out a terrific score. There 
hove been faint murmurs of a re-motch. 
Hm-m-m-m, think I'll get an Annie Oakley 
and tag along. 

SLlm5 J^lclcln 6 


No doubt many of you remember "PAT" 
PATTERSON, former flying instructor for 
the Ryan School of Aeronautics. Pat is now 
flying with the Air Transport Command, 
and we have just received a note from him, 
from London. He explains that he exper- 
ienced a great deal of difficulty with the 
British telephone system, and knowing the 
British system as we do, we chuckled to 
ourselves no less than somewhat. 

The English have not completely accepted 
electricity. They are not at all sure it is 
here to stay. You need only to attempt to 
use the telephone over there to realize the 
English hostility toward electricity. Nearly 
every Englishman has a telephone in his 
home but it is chiefly there for ornamenta- 
tion. He buys it as he would a rug, or on 
end table or a picture of Queen Victoria. 
He has no idea of ever contacting anyone 
with it, but he thinks it looks pretty. 

As a matter of truth, experiments hove 
proved that you con usually reach a dis- 
tant party more quickly through an end 
table or a picture of Queen Victoria than 
you can by the telephone. 

The first hurdle to clear when using the 
English telephone is getting the operator. 
Operators over there don't sit at switch- 
boards and give all their attention to the 
buzzing lights. With 1hem, watching the 
switchboard is o part time job. Some of 
them are housewives and answer your call 
only when the children hove been packed 
off to school and the house tidied. 

Others ore stenographers and the speed 
with which they ask for your number de- 
pends on the length of the letters they hove 
to type. The best thing to do after picking 
up the receiver to moke a call is to curl up 
with a good book or take a nap. 

It is after finally rousing the operator 
and giving your number that the real trou- 
ble begins, however. English operators con- 
sider it unfair to all other numbers in the 
book just to call one tiny little number, 
so they call them all. If you call Kensing- 
ton 3027 you can rest assured she'll call 
Poddington 3027 and Berkley 3027 and all 
the other exchanges to see to it that no 
exchange has its feelings hurt. 

Thirty minutes after you hove picked up 
the receiver you have a 50-50 chance of 
getting your number through. The record 
for getting a number is 21 minutes but it 
was established by Prime Minister Churchill 
and is not considered official. Everyone feels 
that he hod to throw his weight around 
quite a bit to get connected so quickly. 

But getting your party does not mean 
that you are going to talk. In fact, it is 
almost guaranteed that you aren't. There 
is a tremendous bond of friendship between 
the telephone and the radio. No sooner does 
your party answer "Are you there?" than 
the B.B.C. comes in with a news broadcast 
or a 1 5-minute program of dance music. 

Besides the man-made noises you hear, 
there are mechanical ones by the thousands. 
Sounds as if scores of tomcats were scrap- 
ping. Sounds OS if the ice were breaking 
in the Arctic Ocean. Sounds of a log jam. 
And just when you have pitched your voice 

to a point where it will overcome these weird 
noises, you are always cut off. It con be 
said without fear of contradiction that no 
one, even His Majesty, has ever completed 
a coll without being cut off at least once. 

It is in the English telephone pay sta- 
tions that men go mod, however. The mech- 
anism is patterned after the worst features 
of the juke box, slot machine, linotype and 

One of the saddest coses of the war in- 
volves on American officer, a graduate of 
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
who tried to use one and is now in a nurs- 
ing home in the Midlands. He was given 
17 consecutive wrong numbers and couldn't 
get his money back. 

And now for a few "squeezin's" from the 
grapevine. GALE MOORE, EM2/c is still 
wondering when some of you boys and girls 
ore going to drop him a line. He is now sta- 
tioned at the Submarine Chaser Training 
Center, Miami, Flo. His address is Plozo 
Hotel, Room 1 15. He was o Kilowatt Kowboy 
on the second shift for quite some time, 
and would especially like to hear from the 
Maintenance Electricians. How about it, fel- 

CARL THOMAS, one of the most popu- 
lar and most efficient leadmen the Moni- 
fold department ever hod, has joined the 
"Sea Bees." The Sea Bees' goin is a dis- 
tinct loss to the Manifold department but 
Carl likes his action in large doses. During 
the lost war he served with the 134th In- 

We understand that MAYNARD LOVELL 
is just back from a serious operation. He 
states he would have returned sooner, but 
compensation set in. 

Nurse FITZSIMMONS transferred from the 
Medical department to Manifold Inspection. 
She states that there were so many "cus- 
tomers" in the First Aid room that she hod 
to get out and run their jobs for them. 
You ore just the gol that can do it, Fitz. 

Don't forget to drop out to the Polo 
Grounds this Sunday for the first Ryan Horse 
Show. Plenty of thrills, and a chance to 
see .AL GEE'S mounted guards in action. 
Many of the Ryan oldtimers will be there. 
Rodeo champions of a few years oao, 
CLINE and many others. 

Well, OS the man said when he stuck his 
hand in a bucket of glue, "The feeling is 

Machine Shop 

by Dorothy R. Wheeler 

Sunburn days hove definitely arrived. Not 
TON, and their families spent Sunday after- 
noon at the beach. Of course, we all knew 
they were both young — but the "tender" 
port come as a great surprise. George wos 
burned until his skin was even brighter than 
his hair, and Kelley nearly matched RED 
GEORGE (you know — the barber of the 
machine shop 1 . 

BUTLER couldn't let those two Irishmen 
outshine him, so he also has a well-done 
look about him. Mr. HUNT'S sunburn is 
in the itching, peeling stage. He soys he got 
it working in the garden — hm-m-m — I won- 

N. F. NEWTON has been out for several 
weeks because of a sprained bock. We ore 
all so sorry, and will be glad when he is well 
enough to return. ART TOLE was out with 
the flu for several days. It was a shame he 
hod to miss, because prior to thot he hod 
not been obsent or late this year. FRANK 
FLINT also hod to break his previously per- 
fect record. He come in for the last half 
of the day last week, explaining that he hod 
been to the maternity hospital all that morn- 
ing. After o bod few minutes we found that 
it was his brother's wife and that it was 
o fine baby girl. 

MARY EASLEY is absent right now but 
for such a happy reason. Her son — from 
whom she hod heard nothing for some time 
— is home on leave from Alaska. We're very 
glad for you, Mrs. Eosley. Hope your other 
boy gets leave soon, too. 

Mrs. RUBY GATES of the day shift and 
Mrs. MARY VAN ZANDT of swing shift 
ore out on leave of absence. A. E. McDOW- 
ELL is having his vocation this week. 

TURNER, our "chew-chew" boy (and we 
don't mean as in trains', is to receive a 
bronze award for his contribution to the 
suggestion box. Good for him! 

Two new men have recently joined our 
second shift group — O. M. BRADFORD and 
J. A. MINAR. Welcome to our happy home, 

"PINKY" ALSO, formerly a mill operotor 
on the swing shift, was in San Diego re- 
cently. He lives in Arizona now, and is get- 
ting along fine in his new job. 

ANNA CARMER'S small curly-haired son 
has twelve teeth! Bet he'll be coming down 
to Ryan to help his mother before much 

The following swing shift news was left 
anonymously in our desk drawer. Here goes, 
but please remember I didn't "dood it" or 
know who did: 

"JOHN JACOBS is absent since lost 
Tuesday night — due to illness. If you wont 
to see some one get up o good head of steam 
in hurry, just ask HELEN GILLAM, Dis- 
patcher — Why ore some cots so high priced? 
BERT BRYAN will be the proud possessor 
of a new set of store teeth in the near 
future. 'You boys may get bit then,' he 

"One certain fellow on the second shift 
played the right horse the other day: pay- 
off was $26.60 on o two-buck ticket. Not 
bod, eh, EGGY? 

"Some of the girls ore complaining be- 
couse they aren't losing weight. Do you 
suppose it would help if the candy con- 
sumption was drastically cut?" 

— 14 — 

Nathaniel E. Warman, nationally- 
known engineer who is now assistant 
to Chief Engineer Benjamin T. Salmon. 

noted Engineer 
Joins Ryan Staff 

Nathaniel E. Warman, nationally-known 
marine engineer, has joined Ryan as Assis- 
tant to the Chief Engineer, the company 
announced this month. 

Warman was formerly Chief Marine En- 
gineer of the Marinship Corporation, where 
he was in charge of machinery design on 
the shipyard's 1 0,000-horsepower tankers, 
and designed the fastest single-screw tanker 
ever built. He startled the marine engineer- 
ing world by completing the designs for this 
ship in 87 days, as compared to the usual 
period of 1 8 to 24 months required to de- 
sign a tanker. 

Warman's career since graduation from 
the U. S. Naval Academy in 1931 has in- 
cluded post-graduate work in aeronautical 
engineering at California Institute of Tech- 
nology, and executive engineering positions 
with Pontioc Motors division of General 
Motors, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, W. 
A. Bechtels Company and California Ship- 
building Company. 

Warman was also prominent in athletics 
at Annapolis, stroking the Navy crew for 
four years and playing end on the football 
team two years. 


Ryan Dance o Success 

Again at the second Ryan Dance to be 
sponsored by the Foremen's Club, the spirit 
of merriment was in full swing. 

One of the features of the evening was 
the crowning of Miss Ryan of 1943, a con- 
test sponsored by a group of Ryan employees. 
The girls were judged by a committee of 
disinterested individuals on looks, figure, 
profile and carriage. The winner of the title 
and crown. Miss Virginia Fergusen of Sheet 
Metal Assembly, was presented with a beau- 
tiful bouquet of roses by Carl Palmer, chair- 
man of Foremen's Club. Runners-up in the 
contest were Loretta McLaughlin of Air- 
plane Production Control, Mary Wilson of 
Gas Welding, Jane Wiley of Modeling and 
Ethel Lundstrom of Spot Welding. 

Here we go again for another issue In 
spite of the not too vague threats about 
news in the last issue. Good thing we are 
on overtime or it might hove been more 
than threats. Sometimes think I should write 
while working on Sundays so I could say 
I was being paid for the risks I have to run. 

After a week's vacation, and looking 
browner than ever, JERRY is back with the 
usual complaint that it just wasn't long 
enough. He was kind enough to thank me 
for mentioning him in the column but I 
suspect he felt it contributed to his G. A. 
(girl appeal). And 1 am not the first to 
call wolf. 

For a neat bit of harmony you should by 
all means hear EDDIE (one note) GLIDDEN 
lead the boys in that popular song Lo De 
Do De Do. The last verse is especially appre- 

BOB (THE BOY) HOLT, formerly known 
as Charles Atlas Holt, really stuck his neck 
out recently. It seems that even an inno- 
cent tool like a straight edge can become 
a malicious weapon in the hands of some 
people. For any added information please 

don't ask Holt. BRIGGS, as usual, was the 
accused person in the case but the truth 
will out. 

Advice from Brother Briggs: Do not eat 
clams. Especially after the night before. 

For Q neat trick or check payer, as they 
say in Esquire, try holding a burning cigar- 
ette between your thumb and forefinger. 
For particulars ask that man standing near- 
est the drinking fountain in this department. 

That great lover PARMEN hod a new 
affair, or so he was told. It has always 
amazed me the way a chance remark con 
be built into something really worth retell- 
ing if only a little effort is applied. In this 
particular cose it took about three hours of 
steady work on the part of Pormen to track 
the guilty party down and then he came 
out with the wrong answer. Better luck next 

It has been said that women ore filling 
most of the "male" jobs and I hove reason 
to believe this to be true. Even that pre- 
rogative of the males for telling toll stories 
is no longer safe. A group of fellows were 
shooting the breeze about fishing and hunt- 
ing during a rest period when JANIE strolled 
up and added her bit. That finished it. Sorry 
to say the column is too short to include 
such a "toll" story. 

With puns like that I can expect most 
anything to happen. 

Would like to extend the hand of wel- 
come to McCARTY, a new member of the 
template group. For a vivid description of 
a fast get-away have him tell you about 
his meeting with a pet skunk. 

There was a quiet family reception following the recent wedding of Production Super- 
intendent Ernie Moore to Betty Mills, former Ryan Visiting Nurse and o seasoned 
oviotrix in her own right. Ryan men at the reception were Ace Edmiston, best man, 
and Jimmy Orr and Wm. J. Van Den Akker, ushers. The marriage was solemnized at 
St. Francis Chapel — chosen because St. Francis is the patron saint of all airmen. 

— 15 — 


by Tom and Gerry 

Well, the old deadline is around again, 
and ogain we are late. But not quite so 
much as we used to be. On with the news, 
such as it is: 

It has been rumored that the Outside Pro- 
duction department has two fans. The plu- 
tocrats! AL, my friend, how's about loan- 
ing us one???? 

Mr. CLANCY'S wife has just presented 
him with a baby girl. Congratulations and 
so forth. (NOTE: To all the prospective 
fathers, when your wife presents you wi;h 
a baby, why not follow Mr. Clancy's plan 
and pass cigars to the men and candy to 
the girls???? Reason is we girls don't like 

GEORGE GRAY, our smiling Navy In- 
spector, is working swing shift to be able 
to spend more time with his baby. We all 
miss you, George. 

MILLIE KIENS, Stationery Stores, is limp- 
ing around these days, after stepping on o 
needle. Millie, we are surprised. You really 
should wear shoes. 

ERNIE MOORE has just returned from 
his vocation and honeymoon, looking the 
picture of health. Glad to see you bock. 

SALLY LIPSEY, of the Laboratory, having 
fun at Laguna Beach on her vocation. Don't 
ride too many horses. Chum. 

You should see all the pretties in JOE 
THEIN'S illustration section of Engineering. 
Do you pick 'em, Joe???? Good taste, we 
must soy. 

Speaking of Engineering, we are wonder- 
ing why McREYNOLDS went home in such 
a hurry last Saturday afternoon. Well, just 
to prove that old adage isn't true, we girls 
can keep a secret, so you con ask him 

Who is the lucky girl in the Tooling 
department that receives a gardenia several 
times per week???? How's about an introduc- 
tion; we like gardenias too. 

Well, Folks, I'm afraid that is oil for 
now — see you next issue, so 'bye for now. 

New Downtown Employment Office 

Brownie's Browsings 

by Brownie 

W. E. GILLONS, "Gilley" for short, is 
our village blacksmith here at Ryan. The 
only thing that Gilley locks is the old ook 
tree and the hand bellows. We wonder if 
the village smithy would have been happy 
if he had on electric air compressor to 
help him heat the steel. 

Our good friend PAUL E. TAYLOR is 
back at work again. He recently returned 
from a combination business and pleasure 
trip to his home state of Missouri. 

Have you ever happened past the tool 
store and looked into the Tooling depart- 
ment. If you have ever been that fortunate, 
you would hove seen Mr. FLOYD WEB- 
STER who operates a planing machine. His 
nickname is "The Dictionary Man." Let's 
try to find out who thought that up. 

Cupid has been showing his handiwork 

A section of Ryan's new downtown employment office at the Plaza, 
1023 Fourth Avenue (third floor). 

around here lately. The lucky man is Mr. 
C. L. FREDENBURG whose hideout is in Re- 
ceiving. He passed out the cigars Sunday, 
July 18. We wish him all the luck possible. 

Mony of us are beginning to wonder what 
patriotism really is. We buy war bonds, 
work in a war plant and contribute to the 
Red Cross, then think we're doing as much 
as anyone. 

One man doing more than the overage 
person is WALTER RUSS who works in the 
carpenter shop. He has four sons in the 
Navy, and another son who is a war worker. 
His two oldest sons have been in the Navy 
for six years, and during that time they 
mode Chief's ratings. His two younger sons 
are second class, one a radio technician and 
the other a fire control man. 

As long as we hove men like Wolter 
Russ in these United States, the Axis con 
never win. Pop mokes the war implements 
and his sons use them. 

A prominent figure in the Finishing de- 
portment is PAT CLAYBOUGH. She has 
broadcast a regular radio program on the 
oir. You would think that being on the air 
would moke her airy, but she's just as 
friendly as con be. 

Here's a motto which I think if put into 
practice will speed up production. 

Be like the sun: 
Go to bed at the right time. 
Get up at the right time. 
And shine all day. 

Ryan Has DDUintDiun 
EmplDymBiit Office 

From now on it will be even easier for 
your friends to apply for work at Ryan! The 
company has just opened o new downtown 
employment office at the Plozo, so that 
anyone interested in getting information 
about aircraft work can drc-' in without mak- 
ing a trip to the plant. 

The new office is located at 1 023 Fourth 
Avenue, just a hundred feet off Broadway. 
Frank Soye and Bill Odom ore there to give 
prompt interviews to oil comers. If you have 
friends who should be working at Ryan, 
ask them to stop in at the Ryan Employ- 
ment Office, 1023 Fourth Avenue, third 


UliuBs, mothers Of 
Pilots Form Club 

It started in New York when fifty pilots' 
wives and mothers who work in aircraft 
factories gathered together to form a club, 
"The Co-Pilots of America." The idea spread 
like wildfire. And now the Notional Aero- 
nautic Association, who have long felt that 
the wives and mothers of pilots should get 
recognition, have become enthused over the 
possibility of uniting these women all over 
the country into on organized group. 

If you're the wife or the mother of o 
pilot and would like to become affiliated 
with a group of this kind, drop a line to 
the Flying Reporter. If enough ore inter- 
ested, we'll see what con be done. 



nd 1/. 


Here's a new column dedicated to keep- 
ing up on ail tine foll<s at Ryan. You'll see 
it in print every time we have enough c.d. 
(cold dope) to fill 'er up. If you knew some 
interesting co-workers you think should be 
written up, or if you have some interesting 
information about ex-Ryanites now in the 
service, jot it down and drop it in the Flying 
Reporter box or call Flying Reporter at 298. 
We'll do the rest. 

Raised From The Dead — A couple of 
weeks ago, one of the San Diego papers car- 
ried a picture of Terry Kell of Sheet Metal 
being presented with a gold medal for his 
shop suggestion. The next day he was 
greeted by an excited voice on the tele- 
phone — "Hey, is this a ghost or the Terry 
Kell from Texas? Yeah? Gee, I thought you 
were killed two years ago!" It was an old 
school pal from the home state on the line. 

Two years ago up around Oceanside, 
Terry lost his billfold containing all his iden- 
tification papers. Coincidentolly, within a 
short time there was 
on automobile acci- 
dent close by and a 
man was killed. The 
only identification that 
could be found was 
Terry's billfold lying 
close by. The next 
day newspapers car- 
ried on account of the 
accident In which 
Terry Kell had been 
killed, and Terry's 
relatives in the East. 

hadn't heard of the acci- 
dent until he met his brother on the street 
the next afternoon. Corrections were sent 
out, but somehow his friend, who at the 
time was traveling in the East, never re- 
ceived the good news. Since then he hod 
come to San Diego but had no idea that his 
old pal Terry was among the living until 
he saw his picture in the paper. 

It-'s like studying bugs — Strange though 
it may sound, W. L. "Les" Neeves of the 
Lab soys there's a lot in common between 
working in Ryan's laboratory and studying 
bugs. We didn't know just how to take 
that until Neeves went on to explain that 
it's the chemistry of the two subjects that's 
related. For instance, he says manganese 
— a property with which the lab is con- 
stantly involved — when used one port to 
two million has a marked effect upon the 
reproductive activities of minute organisms. 
Well, could be. 

Neeves' interest in entomology started 
many, many years ago on a trip bock from 
China when he had time to ponder the 
things he'd seen and realized the great port 
bugs hove played — both beneficially and 
detrimentally — in the life of China. Gather- 
ing his training from the University of Illi- 
nois and the University of California, he 
worked for several years with the Tulare 
Agricultural Commission combating citrus 
and olive insects, and olso with the govern- 
ment in their induction gardens at Chico, 

Terry Kell 
brother notified 
Terry, himself. 

where new plants from foreign countries are 
grown and tested before they are allowed 
to spread in this country. Just before com- 
ing to Ryan, Neeves was helping prepare 
blood plasma from Son Francisco and Los 
Angeles for shipment to the armed forces 

Speaking of blood plasma — There's 
nothing quite like practicing what you're 
preaching. But Personnel doesn't need to 
be reminded of that fact — they've already 
signed up 100 per cent for blood donations 
to the Red Cross. 

Hoil and farewell — Bad news for Flying 
Reporter readers is the departure of Irene 
Travis, whose Inspection column is on old 
stand-by. But "hubby" is going in the 
service and Irene heads east the last of 
this month. Our best wishes go with her. 

Imagine our surprise to run across none 
other than Dorothy Kolbrek out in Mani- 
fold Flux the other day. Old-timers at Ryan 
will remember her varied and interesting 
columns in Flying Reporter about two years 
ago. After being a housewife for I 5 months 
Dorothy's bock and we're using all our ruses 
to promote another column. Watch for re- 

A vote of appreciation goes to faithful 
Reporter writers like Maynord Lovell who 
during his recent sojourn in the hospital 
found time to send in a column for lost issue 
which could easily have been entitled "Am 
I Nuts, Or Ain't I, Huh?" We won't 
answer that. 

From another front — News drifts back 
that Ensign Murray J. Leonard, former as- 
sistant superintendent of Production Control 
received his gold wings on the 20th of 
July. He expects to be permanently sta- 
tioned in New York. 

The services scored 
again when two Ryan- 
ettes recently doffed 
their frills and donned 
the uniform. This time 
it was Payroll that 
took the loss when 
Mary Journot and 
Phyllis Llewellyn left 
to join the WACS. 
Mary has completed 
her training and is 
stationed at Fort Dev- 
ens, Mass. Phyllis has 
just gone to Fort Des 
Moines to begin basic 

The folks in Engin- 
eering just received a 
letter from Evelyn 
Sharpe, formerly of 
that department. She's 
now Aviation Machin- 
ist's Mote 3/c at the 
naval air base at 
Norman, Okla. Seems 
she said something about 

I Do's, Present and Future — Could the 
sparkle in the eyes of Pat Quint, secretary 
to Eddie Molloy, these days have anything 
to do with brand new sparkler on fourth 
finger left? It's a beauty — and a sure sign 
that the bells will ring when the boys come 
back from overseas. Playing second fiddle 
in the spotlight (excusable in this instance) 
is the new Ryan one-year pin that Pot is 
sporting as of this month. 

Sight of the month was the farmer Betty 

— 17 — 

Phyllis Llewellyn 
wearing out 

Dove Merritt, young dispatcher who 
amazes fellow employees with Yogi 
trirks. Here he's thrusting a big steel 
needle through his arm. 

Ryan Boy Can Equal 
nmazing Vogi Tricks 

"I don't take any stock in Yogi and I've 
never studied any Yogi methods, but I can 
do most of the tricks they do," soys David 
Merritt of Airplane Dispatching. 

He says it in a matter-of-fact tone, 
without boasting, and then proceeds to 
demonstrate. He con withdraw all feeling 
from the nerves in his arms or legs, and 
plunge a steel needle through them without 
wincing. He can breathe through one lung 
only, deflating the other so that the whole 
side of his chest seems to have caved in. 
He con roll one eye up and the other down, 
cross them, or look out of both corners 

Merritt, who is 17, has already passed 
the entrance examinations for the Army 
Air Forces and will become a cadet when 
he is 18. Army doctors were startled when 
they discovered his weird ability to con- 
trol his nerves. They found that he could 
suck up his abdomen so that it disappeared 
completely behind his ribs, leaving nothing 
but skin and spine in the lower part of his 
trunk, or puff it out to almost twice normal 
size. His stomach muscles are so strong 
that he can let a 175-pound man stand on 
his mid-section. 

Merritt is o student in the aircraft divi- 
sion of the San Diego Vocational School, 
and expects to return there for his senior 
year this fall. However, he hopes to con- 
tinue working at Ryan, by transferring to 
the swing shift. 

Mills, Ryan's Visiting Nurse, and Production 
Superintendent Ernie Moore cutting their 
huge wedding coke at the reception follow- 
ing the ceremony on the lost day of July. 

naual Inspector 
Ulrites Handbook 

Hot off the press is the Aircraft Con- 
struction Handbook by Thomas A. Dickin- 
son, naval aircraft inspector at Ryan. The 
book, which is written in simple language 
that doesn't require a technical background 
to understand, is well illustrated with dia- 
grams and photographs and furnishes a 
complete and practical explanation of the 
process of constructing aircraft. 

Included in the handbook are details of 
how an aircraft plant is laid out and oper- 
ated, the simple aerodynamics of why planes 
fly, aircraft types and nomenclature, air- 
craft design principles, materials, shop prac- 
tice, discussions of assembly of aircraft ond 
the requirements and problems of inspection. 
In addition a complete appendix offering 
many helpful tables and charts and a glos- 
sary of aircraft language is included. The 
book is published by the Thomas Y. Crowell 
Company of New York. 

Ryan Trading Post 

FOR SALE — A Pedler wood professional 
clarinet (Bb); a new Reynolds Regent 
metal clarinet (Bb), student model. A. 
M. Cheney, 2796, Manifold Dispatching, 
second shift. 

RHF Flier Wants 
To Correspond 

1555604 A. C. CLINT, R.B. 
152 Barmulloch Road, 
Balornock, Glasgow, 
N. Scotland. 
Ryan Aeronautical Company, 
San Diego, California, U.S.A. 

Dear Sirs: I have taken the liberty of 
writing you to see if you would be good 
enough to pass this letter on to someone who 
might like to correspond with me. 

I am in the RAF attached to the RCAF 
in Britain. I saw your advertisement in Fly- 
ing and Popular Aviation, which I read 
with interest when I can obtain them. 

I am a Scotsman, 21 years old, 5 feet 8 
inches, and would like to correspond with 
one of your workers with interests in sports, 
music ond general subjects. 

Yours in anticipation, R. B. CLINT. 




(Continued from page 4) 

6. Who takes the blood? Physicians, 
trained nurses and technicians ore in 

7. How much blood is taken at one time? 
One pint. 

8. Is there any pain or discomfort? None. 
After donating, persons may resume 
their normal activities. 

9. Is any special preparation necessary? 
Eat your usual meal four hours before. 
Drink plenty of liquids: no cream, milk 
nor fatty food from then until your 
appointment. Wear a loose or short 

10. How long does it take? Only about 
5 minutes for the actual donation — 
perhaps 45 including time for exam- 
ination, rest and refreshments. 

1 I. Can I give other donations? Yes, dona- 
tions may be made every 8 weeks but 
not more than 5 in a year. 

12. Is there an award for denoting blood? 
Each donor is given a bronze button 
or pin OS recognition of this service. 
A silver button or pin is given for the 
third donation. 

FOR RENT OR LEASE— Public address sys- 
tem. P. A. 50 watts output peak. Will 
operate on 1 1 v. AC or 6 v. battery. 
Complete with phone, mike and 3 t,"um- 
pets. Will handle a crowd of approxi- 
mately 3000. Ideal for picnic, donee, 
sports, advertising, etc. G. P. Dedmon, 
2548, Electric Crib, second shift. 

WANTED — Do you need a good home for 
your piano? If not, do you hove one for 
sale? Any make or kind just so it plays. 
Mrs. Pluma LaVolley, Industrial Train- 

WANTED — Four-hole table-top range, late 
model. Will pay cash. E. W. Noble, 8508, 
Manifold Small Parts, second shift. 

FOR SALE — Ladies roller skates, shoe type, 
size 5'/2. $10. J. F. Butler, 2887, Ma- 
chine Shop. 

FOR SALE — One .38 Colt Police Positive, 
belt and holster, $40.00. Call Conde, 
Ext. 231, M-2, 1st Shift. 

SELL OR SWAP— Sidecar for a 1936 H.D. 
or older. Sell or trade for what hove you. 
Bill Berry, Contract Engineering, 431, 
Home phone T-2771. 

SELL OR SWAP— 1937 Block Ford coupe 
85. Motor, clutch and brakes completely 
overhauled. W. S. Brown, 1425, Sheet 
Metal Assembly. 

WANTED — Ammunition. Will pay top price 
for any quantity, full boxes, broken lots, 
or even a half dozen in any of the fol- 
lowing calibres needed: .22 L.R. — '03 
Win.— .22 Spl.— .32 Auto.— .38 Spl.— 
.45 Auto. — '.250-3000' Savage — .30 
Rem. Auto. — .410 Go. — 12 Go. — 28 Go. 
Also want a '29S' or '330' Weaver 
'scope and fresh water fishing tackle in 
good condition. Sgt. D. W. Carney, Plant 
Police Dept. 

WANTED — 1- or 1 '/2-hp gasoline engine, 
with jack or centrifugal pump. Will pay 
cosh. E. W. Noble, 8508, Manifold Smoll 
Ports, second shift. 

SELL OR SWAP — "Flosh-A-Coll" inter- 
communication system capable of carry- 
ing up to 10 sub-stations. Consists of 
Master Control and one sub-station. 
New — used for demonstrations only. As 
many sub-stotions as desired may be ob- 
tained Ferd. Wolfram, 3053, Drop-Ham- 
hem, third shift. 

FOR SALE — Portable oil painting kit. Never 
been used. 24 color, paint brushes, pal- 
ette, spatula, etc. Retails at $25.00. 
Make offer. Frances Statler, Public Rela- 
tions. Home phone Humboldt 82776. 

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FOR SALE — 20 ft. marconi rig sloop. Raised 
deck, forward and after botches, two 
bunks, mohogony cockpit. A dry boot in 
open water. Good for cruising to Son 
Pedro, Catalina, etc. Bottom painted in 
June with Kettenburg's $8.00 Red Hand 
anti-foul. New paint — sides, synthetic 
white; deck, two coats synthetic buff; 
floor boords, synthetic gray; all hardwood, 
two coats synthetic varnish. Good moor- 
ing near Son Diego Yacht Club with three- 
eighths golvonized chain. For photogroph 
and further information see John Mc- 
Carthy, 1541, Tool Inspection, first or 
second shift. 

WANTED — T Model Ford. Johnny O'Neil, 
5394, Manifold Assembly. 

FOR SALE — Need cosh quickly. Will sacri- 
fice my 1937 de luxe Olds sedan equipped 
with radio. $365. H. D. Schriver, Con- 
tract Administration. Home Phone M. 

FOR SALE — Everhot Electric Roaster, like 
new, complete with broiler and oil alum- 
inum pans. $30. Emil Fechener, 4437, 

FOUND — Scole, comb ond cose. See Carl 
Hyatt, 1584, Inspection-Point Shop. 

FOR SALE — Arvin electric heater, like new. 
Copable of heating entire apartment. Emil 
Fechener, 4437, Manifold. 

FOR SALE — Remington Model 37 22 coli- 
ber target rifle equipped with Lyman 5A 
telescope sight. Bo'h in A-! condition. 
Don Wilcox, 24, Inspection. Home phone 
W. 4152. 

FOR SALE — 17 jewel Elgin wotch. 25 year 
guaranteed gold case. A. C. Berrymon, 
2615 Inspection Crib No. 3. 

WANTED — Medium or large bicycle. A. C. 
Berrymon, 2615, Inspection Crib No. 3. 

FOR SALE OR TRADE — Boby bassinet and 
bathinet and small crib. William Brown, 
1420, Sheet Metal. 

FOR SALE — Bargain, Martin aluminum, 
outomatic trout reel. Very good condi- 
tion, $7.00. R. I. Jones, 4758, Mainten- 
ance Point Shop. 

WANTED — Eastman precision enlarger or 
any enlarger that will take up to 4x5 
size film. William Brown, 1420, Sheet 

WANTED — Lawn mower in good condition. 
Sue Gunthorp, 406, Public Relations. 
Home phone Henley 3-4323. 

WANTED — A baby buggy. R. K. Gird, 1643, 
Wing Assembly, second shift. 

Tooling Department Enjoys Barbecue 

Here's the gang at the recent picnic given by Ryan's Tooling Department. Look happy, don't they? 


by Maynard Love 1 1 

1 never did know that deadlines could 
get around so fast. I've spent most of my 
time since coming back trying to find out 
all the moves that had taken place while 
I was gone. I never did see one place that 
could change so much so fast. If you haven't 
seen Mr. CUNNINGHAM'S new office yet 
stop in and take a look. When they started 
making it over yesterday everyone wondered 
what he was going to do with all the space. 
When I came in this afternoon I found out. 
There were twenty-six persons in there. As 
a matter of fact they had just about pushed 
Mr. Cunningham out of his own office. Mr. 
ORR had all the day Dispatchers in for in- 
struction on procedure and as they went 
out the second shift came in. It was a busy 
place for a while. 

I haven't been able to get any news from 
the shop. LEONARD HANSEN is vacation- 
ing for a week in parts unknown. He prom- 
ised to have a good time for all of us. With 
all this good vocation weather here he is 
the only one that I can think of at this 
minute that is on vocation. 

I met ERNIE MOORE in his office lost 
night and he was trying to do a week's 
work in one day and with a brand new wife 
at home waiting dinner for him, was late 

the first night. I hope she forgives you, 
Ernie, and all kidding aside — we of the sec- 
ond shift oil wish you and Mrs. Moore the 
best of everything in life. 

I was shocked today while having my 
driver's license renewed to see two Inspec- 
tors come in, names on request, and after 
taking the eye test, and passing it, hove 
their licenses mode out. This disproves the 
theory that Inspectors are blind. I mentioned 
this to one of them and he said that it was 
the cobwebs on their magnifying glasses 
that mode oil the manifolds look like they 
had cracks in them. I told BILL KUPLICK 
about it and he said that he would hove 
them cleaned every night for them and 
thought that would cut the reworks down 

Away bock lost January SLIM COATS 
took SYLVIA SAYRE out of circulation in 
one of his articles. She informed him that 
he had mode a mistake and got him to 
promise to put her back in circulation again. 
Slim forgot about it in his lost article in 
the Reporter and it has worried Sylvia no 
end. Being out of circulation when you 
aren't is evidently no joke so I now offi- 
cially return Sylvia to the fold. 

It's strike three on the batter 
It's right across the plate 
It's Uncle Sam that's pitching 
The Axis is the bait 

He struck out Mussolini 

On Hitler it's strike two 

It's Tojo next in the batter's box 

He's afraid of what we'll do. 

When our team gets to batting 
We'll sure bat in the runs 
We'll steal the Axis bases 
And set the Rising Sun 

— 19 — 

200 Ryan Employees 
nt Toaling Picnic 

The big barbecue, held by the Tool Room, 
Tooling Inspectors, Tool Design, Tool Plan- 
ning, and the Modeling department, at Big 
Stone Lodge, July 25, was a huge success. 
Two hundred employees and their families 
participated in the day's events. 

The menu consisted of barbecued pig, 
prepared the night before by the committee, 
with special credit to Elizabeth Pipes for 
her excellent sauce; potato salad, tomatoes, 
pickles and olives, French rolls and beer. 
Ice cream and soft drinks delighted the 

Dancing in the lodge dominated the after- 
noon, to the tunes of Charlie Anderson's 
Orchestra. Special thanks and appreciation 
to those who made it a success: Chief 
Walker, Bill and Doris Truchon, Minnie 
Isom, Elizabeth Pipes, Johnny Castien, Bob 
Rice, Art Torgersen, Lee Adams, Bractis 
Mothis, Bill Dovies, Chris Mueller, K. O. 
Burt, and Gracie Monroe. 

It's Uncle Sam that's pitching 
And Churchill behind the bat 
With the United Nations in the field 
We'll lick those dirty Rats. 

Second Shift Manifold Dispatching. 

Mo Loft Sez 

by George 

It seems we had more than our share of 
news for the last issue but certain impres- 
sible forces saw to it that the authors were 
kept very busy for the week before the 
deadline. It couldn't be that "HERB" wanted 
to stay out of the limelight for one issue, 
could It? 

As we all know by now, Mr. CROUCH 
is no longer master of his own mind. As 
of July 1 1 , he was welded to Miss WOOD, 
a lovely young thing whose name has ap- 
peared quite frequently in this column. The 
wedding was a very formal affair held at 
one gasoline ration coupon from San Diego. 
Herb wanted to moke sure the jeering sec- 
tion would not come en masse, which it 
didn't. The two cherubs then took them- 
selves up to L. A. for a three-day honey- 

We were all very happy to see this 
whirlwind romance reach its climax. How- 
ever, we have not noticed any change in 
the bridegroom inasmuch os the overtime 
is concerned. Poor old Herb, for a while 
he didn't see his wife enough to know he 
was married. But after a few weeks of slave 
driving, he saw to it that the hours were 
somewhat whittled down. Well, I think we 
have fried Herb enough for this issue. 

Well, our little bargain fiend is at it 
again. After taking a real shellacking on 
the purchase of that elegant Plymouth se- 
dan, he has now bought himself another 
white elephant. However, this time the cor 
will run intermittently for approximately 
one-half hour, which is 29 minutes longer 
than the Plymouth. Yes, it's PAT CARTER 
we're talking about and this time the fangs 
are being applied by the WELSBACHER- 
LEE combine. We sure hope Pat's money 
holds out till we find something in the line 
of high class merchandise such as he is 
accustomed to purchasing. 

We wish to welcome JIM RILEY back into 
our fold after a nine-month session at Point 
Lomo High School. No, not as a student. 
Also LUCAS BRUNOLD who enjoyed his 
five-day vacation. Luke, it seems, counts 
differently than most people. At least to 
him a day means 48 hours, therefore the 
discrepancy in his returning after 10 days. 
And now we welcome a newcomer to the 
department. The man is LORIS E. DAY who 
came to us from the quiet Manifold de- 

Since we have welcomed these three men 
we'll hove to soy goodbye to "HONEST 
DUKE" SARVER, half-owner of Luke and 
Duke's casino, also loftsmon de luxe. Duke 
left us for greener pastures. Well, good luck 
Duke, and let us hear from you. 

We hope N. M. CORBETT is bock in our 
midst soon. He has been laid up with a 
bad hoof, but not bod enough to warrant 
shooting a good work horse who has stood 
up under 14 years of aircroftwork. We also 
hope that our chief continues his fine health 
and keeps that smile on his face. In other 
words, we want RAZZY to keep smiling 
and beor up under us if possible. 

Now a short note to the boys in the 
armed forces. We hoven't heard from any 
of you for quite a while. Let us know what 
you're doing and where you ore, and have 
any of you received your wings yet? We wish 
to say "Hello" personally to the boy wear- 

ing the "Sustineo alas" wings and the Rob- 
ert Taylor profile. Keep 'em flyin' and 
*ryin', fellas, and best of luck to all of you. 

Here's a little poem just handed me. 
I wonder who it's about. 

We're still in hopes of getting ropes 
From "Herb" out Ramono way. 
The man who's rumored to be worth 
A million boles of hay. 
We told him true a drink or two 
Would do in lieu of hemp. 
Alas, he soys, he isn't broke 
But he is badly bent. 


Manifold Small Parts 

Strictly stag until the end of July, the 
graveyard shift of Manifold Small Ports has 
now gone co-educational. A week after the 
new setup there were a dozen women en- 
rolled. Some come from within the depart- 
MOCK, formerly of the second shift, who 
found their home cores easier to handle 
when they worked later. LUCILLE JURNEY 
signed on when BILL did, just moving over 
from Manifolds next door, as did SCOFIELD. 
BERTHA WALTER hod only a short |ump 
from Manifold Assembly, like RUBY GREN, 
from Final Assembly. The rest of the women 
were all new talent. MADELINE BIASTRO 
and DOROTHY BRIDGHAM hod preparatory 
aircraft work in another plant, but the re- 
mainder started cold. Beginners were MAR- 
NELSON and NEVA SUMNER. All of them 
seem to like the shift, and are to be found 
looking unbelievobly wide awake and cheer- 
ful at 7:15 A.M. They soy the place is 
relatively cool and peaceful from midnight 
on, and that parking quickly and easily is 
a big attraction. 

GORDON JOHNS, foreman of third, had 
o short hunting trip not long before the 
change-over, but the wounds it left him 
hod healed before the shift expansion start- 
ed. CHARLEY CRISWELL is bock on the 
shift after an absence of nearly five months. 
SCOTTY DERR, a fixture with the second 
shift since January, 1942, is another new- 
comer to graveyard. He and RUTH were 
very thrilled and busy, getting ready for 
a "war loon baby." The little girl's father 
is in the Seabees, and is leaving her with 
his friends the Derrs for the duration. 

For more than a week Scotty turned over 
his floshwelding machine each morning to 
BRITTIE LA PAZE, pioneer woman operator 
of the deportment. ED KUEBLER, daytime 
spotwelder, went on the sick list for more 
than two weeks while he hod on operotion 
Old treatment. 

Sensation of the second for a time was 
the marriage of RUBY and ROBERT FLICK. 
The former Miss DILLARD acknowledged 


ew Liaison 



Captain Harry N. Bailey, who came to 
Ryan last month os the new resident 
representative of the Army Air Forces 

that their trip to Yuma July 26 was almost 
OS much of a surprise to the couple os to 

their friends. 

FRANCES GIOLZETTI will be wonting to 
leave us for a short spell. Her husband has 
hopes of getting ot least ten days away 
from camp so he con come bock for o home 

When SHORTY INGLE got his recent pro- 
motion to leodman, the news met with no 
surprise. Shorty has been regarded by the 
people in his area as solid, and o natural 
for the job. 

WOODY YOUNG checked in August 9 
after his vacation with o tale of hunting 
rabbits and knocking off a bobcat. "One 
shot" Young claims that he glimpsed the 
animal, fired, then called for help in drag- 
ging it away. 

JOHNNY SCHICHT intended making a 
short visit in San Francisco during his vaca- 
tion. MIKE WHALEY announced that he 
would take his in sleeping and sitting doses, 
right at home. 

Diversion here in the factory was pro- 
vided by a family of very young rats. The 
trusting creotures had built their little home 
under the paper lining of one of the carts, 
and persisted through several loadings and 
unloodings. Finally somebody got neat, 
picked up the paper to change it, then 
gave out with a good yell. 

After some thought, it was decided not 
to keep the things for pets. Ro's really have 
no place in the doings of this deportment, 
and were deoU with decisively. 

These columns of the Flying Reporter 
were salvaged from the obsolete "Second 
Thoughts" effort. The name wouldn't do 
any longer, because the department deserved 
representation for every shift. Also there 
were too many of these "What do you 
meon by thoughts?" queries. 



by Victor Odin (age 5) 


This is Cassandra speai<ing with the voice 
of doom. This airplane business is getting 
entirely too dry. At least the engineering 
end of it is. We make drawings, send them 
out; they circulate through a certain rou- 
tine, come back defaced with initials and 
red and yellow pencil marks. You'd hardly 
realize that human beings had created and 
handled those pieces of tracing cloth. What 
is the matter with us? Are we just cogs 
in a great machine, or are we living, pulsing 

How different would be the return of the 
drawing if only we let ourselves go. Let 
us take for instance a hypothetical drawing. 
Having completed drawing it, we find that 
it looks a little barren; and we also find 
that it has a parallel border which looks 
terribly empty. So we fill it up with a run- 
ning scroll of leaves, flowers and doves. 
Just what it needed: a little dressing-up. 
But it also needs a title. What shall we 
call it? It looks like a Gimcrock. O. K., let 
us fill in the title-block: Gimcrock: Wing 
station 99.9. And instead of lettering in 
our name with great care in its appointed 
place, we sign it with a great flourish just 
below the picture: "MILLARD TRACING- 
CLOTH. Pinxit 8 August, 1943, A.D." 

That is all for a couple of months. Even- 
tually it comes bock, but what a pleasure 
to see it now. It has been handled by flesh 
and blood, and flesh and blood hove reacted 
to it, as we can plainly see. 

First, we look at the B/M. 

Release's note: "This drawing comes as 
a distinct shock to me. Mr. Tracingcloth 
should not hove gone out of his way merely 
to please me. Having waited three months 
for this print, I could easily hove waited 
another three. What is Time? A figment of 
the philosopher's mind." Signed, Edmons. 

And the Materials people: "Had you 
asked for gold, Tracingcloth, 1 would gladly 
hove given it to you. But to ask for copper- 
berylium! Where Is your sense of fitness, 
sir? Alas, but we shall hove to moke this 
out of 50-50 bar solder. Infinite regrets, 
and all that." Signed, Wood. 

"Those volumes and volumes of stand- 
ards, compiled by unimaginative grinds, con 
easily stand a Nietzscheon doubting, and 
who more than yourself is fit to question 
them? I gladly grant you this whimsy of 
using metric threads and square bushings. 
Good luck, old fellow." Signed, Hearne. 

Then, Weights: "Why stint yourself, 
brother? Don't put yourself out for our soke. 
Make it solid, and it will last forever. In- 
cidentally, if you could warp the surface 
shown into another dimension, it would be 
a lot more interesting computing the weight 
of this port. On a guess, we'd soy it weighs 
between two and ten pounds." Signed, Spicer. 

Stress: "How naive of you to fear break- 
age of this port. We have tried every mode 
of analysis, and rejoice to say that it is 
apparently faultlessly designed. However, 
I personally suggest that this part on 
manufacture should be plainly labeled: Han- 
dle With Care — Do Not Drop — Store in a 
Worm Dry Place." Signed, Borden. 

Checkers: "Knowing how sensitive people 
are to criticism, I have asked my minions 
to treat every drawing as though it were 
their own; but you see, they are unflinch- 
ing critics of themselves, and I admire their 
honesty; I trust you will, too. Forgive them 
their childish delight in scribbling with red 
pencil all over everything they can get hold 
of; remember that the color fascinates 
them." Signed, Benesch. 

Project Office: "Subject to redesign." 
Signed, Boumgorten. 


by Jack Graham 

If you were to pass ihe expanding mandrel 
machine in the Manifold Small Ports de- 
partment you would see on attractive and 
efficient-looking woman doing her bit to 
win the war. Upon inquiry you would find 
that she was none other than Mrs. FLOR- 
ENCE NELSON, past president of the San 
Diego County Federa'ion of Junior Wo- 
men's Clubs, and o past president of the 
California Nurses' Association. 

It is quite a sudden transition from a 
nurse to a machine operator and the sud- 
denness of it all still draws gasps from Mrs. 
Nelson's friends. 

When the aircraft industry of San Diego 
appealed to private home-owners to open 
their residences to the flood of workers ar- 

riving from all ports of the country, Mrs. 
Nelson responded as did many other Son 
Diegans. She soon had a houseful of boys 
all working in the aircraft industry. Their 
talk of machines, their friends and the ef- 
fort they were making to win the war soon 
interested their landlady and she decided 
to seek a job in on aircraft factory and 
do her bit to win the war. 

Long active in San Diego club work, she 
has served on many important committees 
and councils. While President of the County 
Council she instigated the movement to 
purchase Braille Bibles for the blind of the 
county, OS well as other charitable work in 
this terril'ory. 

She has been long active in the work 
of the Brooklyn Heights Presbyterian Church, 
and a troop leader of the Girl Scouts. 
Always interested in children's welfare work, 
she has instigated and put through many 
measures and plans to aid those in need 
in the county. 

Mrs. Nelson has three children, 12, 10, 
and 2, and they ore very self-reliant, help- 
ing their mother with her home work and 

— 21 — 

Left: Richard Perry, new leadman in 


Right: P. Puccio, leadman in Drop 


Left: Wilbur Peters, new second shift 
leadman in Airplane Welding. 
Right: Mrs. F. M. Brown, leadwoman 
in charge of covering and fabric work 
in Finishing. Another new leadwoman 
in Finishing is Mrs. A. V. Sanders. 

Left: W. F. Runnels, leadman in charge 
of Punch Presses in Sheet Metal Ports 
on second shift. 

Right: J. P. Newman, leadman in after- 
jig and line up section of Manifold 
Assembly, second shift. 

cooperating with the neighbor lady who 
takes care of the baby during the day. 

Her brother, 1st Lieutenant LYMAN 
PROSE, is in the Army Air Corps, and her 
father is fire chief at the Chico Air Base, 
so you con see the entire family is patri- 
otically inclined. 

When the busy lady does get a few mo- 
ments of leisure she likes to crochet and 
do knitting. Some beautiful bedspreads, 
ofghons and other articles ore evidence of 
her skill. Her collection of miniature vases 
is unusual and her friends ore aiding her 
in getting a vase from every state in the 
union. At the present time her collection 
boasts articles from 30 of the 48 states. 


Riding Club Hbuis 

by Winona Mattson 

Up the hill and down the hill rode the 
"Ryan Ryders." Sunday, August 1st was the 
day and 9:00 a.m. to 1 1 :00 the time. San 
Diego Stables was the place. 

"Cowboy Henry" McReynolds startled the 
Ryders, horses too, with his new ten gallon 
hot and shiny black shirt. "Trojan" let him 
get aboard after backing his ears and look- 
ing him over. 

Dave Bracken stomped up with his spurs 
jingling and made three attempts to mount 
"Nigger." The stable boy pulled up a bale 
of hay and he mode the saddle. 

Bill Immenschuh led the ride on prancing 
"Mas'"er," and what a ride! Bill, did you 
get your training riding steeplechases or 
after mountain goats? 

The regulars riding were: Bill Immen- 
schuh, Andy McReynolds, Carol Lawrence, 
Leonard Gore, Frances France, Virgil John- 
son, Winona Mattson, and Irving Wish- 

Virgil brought three guests: Dorothy 
Fisher, Pot and Barney Bornett. Andy's guest 
was Dove Roeburn. 

Tom Davidson, Dove Bracken and L. E. 
Anderson rode with us for the first time. 
We hope they will be "regulars," too. Any- 
one interested in riding with us may call 
or see Bill Immenschuh or Winona Matt- 
son for information about the next ride. 
We ore considering moonlight rides and 
breakfast rides so come on in with your 

Latest neuis On 
Orbnn-Scroggs Feud 

According to Steve Orbon, he is leading 
in the Orban-Scroggs feud, having recently 
walloped Scroggs by the decisive margin of 
one stroke. As he refused to divulge the 
exact score, it can sofely be assumed to be 

According to Scroggs, he wasn't there that 
Sunday and thinks Orbon must hove played 
some old lady. 

According to Orban, Scroggs was at least 
half there, though probably no more. 



Score Board 

by A. S. Billings, Sr. 


Final Golf 
Hugust 2atli 

The final golf tournament of the summer 
series will be held August 29, and some extra 
prizes besides the usual trophies and golf 
balls will be offered. 

The results of the August 1st tournament, 
which was held at the Coronado Country 
Club, were as follows: 

Low Gross — Bills (78) 

2nd Low Gross — K. Barnes (81 ) 

3rd Low Gross — Wilkinson (83) 

Low Net — J. Humphrey (92-30 for 62) 

2nd Low Net — L. Humphrey (96-29 for 

3rd Low Net — Trout (92-25 for 67) 

The second half of the Son Diego County 
Managers' Baseball League opened July 31 
with Ryan All-Stars defeating the Neigh- 
borhood House 12-3 in a free-hitting con- 
test at Golden Hill Playgrounds. 

Dick Roxbourough and Nino Burnise went 
the route for Ryan ond Stanley Sharp, for- 
mer University of California catcher, settled 
the issue with a line drive to right with 
the bases loaded. Doug Dunnan led the at- 
tack with four hits. Both of these boys re- 
ported for induction this month. 

The club drew a bye on August 1 but 
ran into trouble at National City, August 7, 
when the re-organized Concrete Ship of 
National City defeated us by a score of 
5-4. This was anyone's ball game but we 
were outplayed and out-hustled and Con- 
crete Ship deserved the win. Jock Marlette, 
whose hitting is really something of late, 
and Mose Martin both played bang-up ball 
in this contest. 

We are still looking for a couple of left- 
handed hitters who can hit that apple in a 
pinch. Our pitching is good and the rest 
of the club is above average, but we need 
a couple of good hitters who con get the 
boll out of the infield when the sacks are 

The Ryan All-Stars were organized in the 
summer of 1941 and have been represented 
in the Son Diego County Managers' League 
in both Summer and Winter Leagues since 
that time. 

The club has never won the league cham- 
pionship but has finished second three times 
and has a record of 64 games played (in- 
cluding exhibition games) with 47 wins and 
1 7 losses. 

Some pretty fair country ball players hove 
represented the club during this time. Del 
Bollinger of the Son Diego Padres; Bill 
Thomas, Hollywood Stars; Frank Kerr, Co- 
umbus; Ted Kerr, Pocatello, Idaho; Jack 
Billings, Milwaukee; Worron Kanogy, Bir- 
mingham; Tony Jell, Pocatello; Luther 
French, Sacramento; Stan Sharp and Doug 
Dunnan, University of California, and many 
youngsters from Son Diego High School. 

The club is now engaging in excellent 
competition as all Service teams ore very 
strong. If we can get a stand-off in the 
present Summer League, the coming Winter 
League should really produce the best Sun- 
day boll seen in Son Diego since the lost 





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Left to right, top row: Bob Bollinger, p; D. Schmiti, If; A. Smith, lb; B. Peterson, rf; 
G. Anderson, catcher; Bill Billings, mgr. Front row: Jock Morlett, 2b; Art Spahr, 
Mose Martin, 3b; Erv Morlett, ss; Nino Bornise, ss. (Not included in the picture but 
eligible to play on Sundays: Warren Konagy, Luther French, Del Bollinger, Jock Bill- 
ings, Arthur Billings, Fred Mottson, Roy Fitzpotrick, Roy Vinblogh and Robert Kellogg. 
Uniforms are furnished through the courtesy of Tom Downey, Inspector Final Assembly, 
and Brooklyn Dodger representative on the West Coast. They were lent to Ryan by 
the Santa Barbara Saints. 

— 22 — 

Ryan Tennis Team 
Takes On Solar 

Inter-plant tennis competition, which to 
date has been all in Ryan's favor, goes into 
its second round of play Sunday, August 29, 
at 10 a.m. on the North Park Courts, with 
Ryan taking on Solar. Ryan's last opponent, 
Rohr, was defeated 7 to 5. 

As the membership of the six-man team 
is determined by the standing in the ladder 
competition, the names of the players are 
not known definitely until o day or so be- 
fore the games. The purpose of the ladder 
was to ensure new players an opportunity 
to make the team, as well as to determine 
the best players in the plant. Under such a 
plan new members of the club have on equal 
chance with old members to make the team 
and as the membership of the team changes 
constantly, everyone is forced to keep on 
his toes. 

The latest standing on the ladder is as 
follows: Jock Bolmer, Don Wasser, Joe Gor- 
inger. Price Allred, Noel Brown, Chuck 
Kellogg, Jacques Westler, Ben Chamber- 
lain, Conrad Adams, W. Sly, William Mc- 
Blair, J. J. Mohr, Jack Graham, Charles 
Christopher, J. T. O'Neil, Norman Keiber, 
Carmack Berryman, Walter Dixon, Keith 
Whitcomb, Manuel Morales, Clark Dixon, 
B. Putnam, H. C. Jorrell. 

Tentatively, the week of August 22-29 
has been selected for the annual Ryan Ten- 
nis Tournament. Two large trophies will be 
awarded the winner and runner-up. Tennis 
players who have not yet signed up with the 
club still hove time to enter the tourna- 
ment by handing in their names to Car- 
mock Berryman, Don Wasser, or Travis Hat- 


Rifle Club 
Receiues Charter 

The Ryan Rifle Club has received a char- 
ter from the N. R. A. which will ensure 
sufficient ammunition to members. How- 
ever, to retain the charter and continue to 
receive ammunition, members must go 
through a training program and classifica- 
tion, which is taking place at the Stanley 
Andrews range. 

Four local clubs ore now affiliated with 
the N. R. A.: Hilltopper (a junior club), 
West Coast, Convoir, and Ryan. This fall 
a meet between the four clubs will be held 
for the Hearst Trophy and Junior Class 


Hlanifald Tigers 
Beat Sheet Rletal 

Monday, August 9, the Sheet Metal team 
bucked up against the Manifold Tigers. Both 
pitchers rode the merry-go-round, and the 
score came up 1 3 to 3 in favor of the 

The following Thursday the Ryan All- 
Stor Softball team won over the Solar air- 
craft team 11 to 2. Don Myres pitched 1 5 
straight strikeouts. Many ball fans are giv- 
ing the All-Stars a very good chance to win 
the second round. 

Bear Cats Leading 
lUamen's League 

Paced by the high gome overages of 
Merzeilla Hickey and Merle McGrew, the 
Ryan Women's Bowling League, which start- 
ed cut OS a beginner's class, is drawing to a 
successful close. Averages for the first sev- 
eral weeks' play hove never been divulged, 
but the latest records are: 

High team gome — Bear Cats, 485. 

High Individual Game — Merzeilla Hickey, 

High Team Series — Bear Cats, 892. 

High Individual Series (2 games) — Merle 
McGrew, 253. 

Playing a consistently good game, the 
Bear Cats are leading the league with the 
Crazy Cots within striking distance. The 
standing to date is: 

Won Lost 

Bear Cats - 18 6 

Crazy Cats - ' 1 ^ 

Pole Cots 12 12 

Alley Cats - 8 8 

Bob Cats - - 10 14 

Wildcats - 7 17 

Now that these girls, who were all begin- 
ners to begin with, ore getting into the ex- 
pert class, it's about time to think of an- 
other women beginners' class. Anybody in- 



Coggins Successfully 
Defends Title 

Jack Coggins, Manifold department and 
Ryan Boxing Club instructor, successfully 
defended his Pacific Coast Light Heavy- 
weight championship against Red Neibert, 
Friday, July 30, at the Federal Athletic 
Club, knocking the challenger out in the 
fifteenth round. 

Manifold and the Foremen's Club sent a 
large delegation to support their fellow 
worker and Coggins expressed his apprecia- 
tion by putting on a good show for the boys. 
Travis Hatfield reports that after watching 
the local boy display his wares, a number 
of Ryanites are joining the Boxing Club to 
take advantage of Coggins' instruction. 

Badmintan Cluh 
marking Time 

The Ryan Badminton Club is marking 
time until the Son Diego High Gym is again 
ready for use. The gym is being refinished 
and repainted, and according to the city 
playground department will not be ready for 
use until August 25. The Ryan Club will 
ihen continue using the gym every Wednes- 
day evening from 7 to 10:30. Anyone in- 
terested in becoming a member of this club 
is asked to see Carmack Berryman, Crib 3, 
or Travis Hatfield in Personnel. The ad- 
mission to ploy is free. Players, however, 
furnish rackets and birds. 

She Bowls Em O 


Jeanette Smith couldn't bowl a lick 
when she started in Ryan's novice team 
just a short time back. Now she is get- 
ting better every week! 

Girls Saftball 

Maybe some of you have been wondering 
why the girls softboll team hasn't been get- 
ting any recognition of late. If you hove, 
here is the straight dope from their mana- 
ger. Dean Hoffman: "Due to the fact that 
the rest of the teams, mode up of Waves, 
Woes, and Spars, were unable to get organ- 
ized, we were unable to secure any compe- 
tition, so our team broke up." 

Bawling League 
In Secand Half 

Despite the outstanding 890 gome that 
Torgerson's Tool Room team rolled the other 
evening, they still have to concede the lead 
in the second half of the Ryan Summer 
Bowling League to the Ryan Silents. Here's 
the way the scoreboard looks as we go to 

Won Lost 

Ryan Silents — 8 

Maintenance 6 2 

Rockets - 5 3 

Tool Room — 5 3 

Ryonettes — - 4 4 

Plant Engineers 2 6 

Jigs and Fixtures - 2 6 

Gutter Tossers 8 

New president for the second half of the 
league is Harry Graham of Tooling. A. Tor- 
gerson. Tooling, and F. Gordon Mossop, 
Plant Engineering, continue as vice presi- 
dent and secretary respectively. 

Despite the fact that the summer league 
is still any team's win, plans are already 
getting under way for the winter competi- 
tion. Within the next three weeks winter 
league bowlers should submit a list of the 
members of their team, the name of the 
team and the captain to Travis Hatfield in 
Personnel so that everything'll be on the 
button when the league officially starts on 
September 27th. 

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Capt. or Chairman, Phone and Location 



Ryan Archers 

T. Hatfield, 317, Personnel 

All Day Every Day 

Consair Range, Balboa Park on 6th. 


Ryan Badminton T. Hatfield, 317, Personnel 

Club Also 

Carmack Berryman, Inspection Crib 3 

Wednesday Nights, Wednesday nights reserved for Ryan em- 

7:30 to 10. Also Tuesday ployees only. 

Nights, 7:30 to 9:30 Tuesday nights open to everyone. Place, 

S. D. High School Gym 


Ryan All-Stars 

A. S. Billings, 220, Quality Control 

Sundays, 2 p.m. 

Best grade semi-pro ball. Each team may 
play professional players. Ryan team fin- 
ished 2nd in 1942 summer league and 
3rd in 1st half of 1943 summer league. 
Second half starts July 25th. 


Ryan Clippers 

Roy Cole, 231, Maintenance 

Thursdays, 5 p.m. Industrial league, just starting. Practice 

games booked by manager for each Tues- 
day, 5 p.m. League games booked by U. 
S. O. office at YMCA 


Ryan All-Stars 

Joe Love, 358, Manifold 

Fridays, 7 p.m. 

Industrial league. Pacific Recreation. 

Bowling Ryan 1st Shift M. Wilder, 358, Manifold 

Men and Women 

Bowling Ryan 2nd Shift Fred Hill, 252, Sheet Metal 

Men and Women 

Mondays, 7 p.m. 

Ryan summer league. Tower Bowl. 14 

Wednesdays, 10 a.m. 

Summer league at Hillcrest Bowl 

Bowling Ryan League 

Men and Women 

C. Nabeau, 334, Inspection 

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. 

Tower Bowl 



Girls League 

T. Hatfield, 317, Personnel 

Thursdays, 5 p.m. 

Tower Bowl 




T. Hatfield, 317, Personnel 

No Set Time 

Will play match games with any 
girl bowling team. 




Boxing Club 

T. Hatfield, 317, Personnel 

Instructor Jack Coggins 

Individual Appointments 

Jack Coggins, lightheavyweight 
of Calif., teaches beginners and 




Ryan Rod and Reel 

T. Hatfield, 317, Personnel 

Thursdays, 11:30 to 12:30 

Meeting open to all interested . Factory 
conference room. Fishing parties to be 
arranged at meetings. 

Ryan Golf Club M. Clancy, 244, Methods Engineering 

See Weekly Bulletin and 
Activity Board 

Plays every 3rd Sunday. Starting time 6:45 
to 8:30 a.m. 

Horse Show 

Ryan Employees 
Horse Show Club 

Al Gee, 351, Plant Protection 

August 22 

Will be held at the Polo Grounds (Mission 
Valley). Events in the morning 9 to 1 1 
and in the afternoon 1 p.m. ttll ?? For 
further details watch weekly Bulletin and 
check with Personnel Dept. 

Ice Skating 

Ping Pong 

Table Tennis 

Ryan Ice Skating 

Gus Ohtsen, 203, Engineering 

Bulletins will be posted on next meeting. 
Special rates to club members. 

Riding Club 

Rifle Club 

Ryan Ping Pong 

R. S. Cunningham, 273, Production Control Set By R. S. Cunningham 

Tables located at different sections of town. 
These may be used for practice play. Tour- 
nament games will be played according 
to schedule. 

Ryan Ryders 

Pres. W. T. Immenschuh, 376, Engineering No Set Date 
Sec. W. Mattson, 374, Engineering 

Rides from S. D. Stables, 9 — 11 a.m. 
Until further notice rides will be scheduled 
by agreement of club members. 

Ryan Employees 
Rifle Club 

Pres. Geo. Sinclair, 203, Engineering 
Sec. H. Van Zant, 346, Tooling 

Wednesdays 7 p.m. 
Stanley Andrews Co. 
Sundays. Special Dates 
S.D. Police Range 

1 144 3rd Avenue. 
Broadway Extension. 









Ryan All-Stars 

Mgr. C. L. Scates, 358, Manifold 


Schedule in local newspaper and on 
weekly Bulletin. 

Ryan 1st Shifters N. E. Carlton, 358, Manifold 

Tuesdays, 5 p.r 

Industrial League games scheduled by U. 
S. O. office at YMCA 

Ryan 2nd Shifters Ray Holkestad, 368, Manifold Dispatching Tuesdays, 10 a.m. 

Industrial League games scheduled by U. 
S. O. office at YMCA 

Ryan Aircraft 

Mgr. Hoffman, 305, Fuselage 


Independent games, starting at 5 p.m. 

Ryan Sheet Metal Unser, 252, Sheet Metal 


Schedule shown in local newspapers and 
Weekly Bulletin. 


Ryan Tigers 

N. E. Carlton, 358, Manifold 


Schedule shown 
Weekly Bulletin. 

in local newspapers and 


Ryan Wing 

C. Kellogg, 355, Wing 


Schedule shown 
Weekly Bulletin. 

in local newspapers and 

Ryan Swim Club J. Chess, 358, Manifold 

No Set Time 

Chess is swimming instructor. 

Ryan Tennis Club 

Chairman C. Berryman, 343, Crib 3 

T. Hatfield, 317, Personnel 

Check with Activity Board 

Tennis ladder shows standing of active 
players. Challenges are made from board 
and listed in Personnel Dept. 
Ryan tennis team also plays single and 
double matches against other teams. 

Ryan Aircraft 

T. Hatfield, 317, Personnel 

No Set Time 

Games scheduled by phone 

— 24- 

SERVE, is the keynote of today. In 
meats and canned goods, we have no 
trouble — rationing attends to that! 
But when it comes to electrical ap- 
pliances, we often don't realize the 
importance of keeping them in per- 
fect running order until something 
happens to our refrigerator or our 
cleaner or our iron and we try to find 
somebody to fix it. 

Little do's and don't's con pre- 
serve these household appliances for 
many faithful hours of service that 
might be lost. Now when so many 
electrical goods are irreplaceable, 
that's an item of major concern. Here 
are a few hints that will help you 
get the most service out of your appli- 

Care of Your Electric Refrigerator 

1 . Be sure your refrigerator is properly 
placed in your kitchen, away from the stove, 
radiators, and south windows. The back 
of the cabinet should be at least 2'/2 inches 
from the wall, and there should be a space 
of at least 6 inches, better 12 inches, above 
the cabinet. 

2. Don't overcrowd your refrigerator. 
Allow plenty of room for the air to circu- 
late around the food. Put the things that 
require the lowest temperature on a level 
with the bottom of the freezing unit. 

3. Wait until foods cool to room tem- 
perature before putting them in the re- 

4. Don't waste good refrigerator space 
by refrigerating such foods as pickles, jel- 
lies and vegetable shortening which don't 
need to be kept cold. 

5. Check the fit of your refrigerator 
door for air leakage. Close a new dollar bill 
in the door. If you can pull it out easily 
with the door shut, too much air is leaking 
into your refrigerator. The door may need 
adjusting or the rubber gasket may need 


6. Never let the frost on your freezing 
compartment exceed 1/4 -inch. When de- 
frosting clean the entire cabinet interior — 
shelves and all — with a solution of warm 
water and baking soda ( 1 tsp. to 3 quarts 
of water) . For the exterior use a mild soap 
and worm water — never abrasive cleaners. 
A good liquid polish applied 2 or 3 times 
o year will keep the surface bright and 
preserve the finish. 

7. Rubber dividers in ice trays should 
be washed in lukewarm water, never scalded. 

8. Keep the coils or fins of the refrig- 
eration mechanism in the motor compart- 
ment clean, too. You can use either a stiff 
brush or the hand attachment of your 
vacuum cleaner. 

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Edited by MRS. ESTHER T. LONG 

9. In average weather the motor of 
an electric refrigerator should do its job 
operating about one-third of the time. If 
under normal conditions it runs more than 
this, hove it checked by o serviceman. It 
may be that the insulation has deteriorated 
and if so the cabinet con be reinsulated. 

10. After you've done a quick-freeze 
job, be sure to return the temperature control 
to normal. Otherwise other contents of the 
cabinet may also freeze. Ice cubes con be 
frozen more quickly if the troy bottom or 
freezing surface is wet when the tray is 
placed in the freezing compartment — this 
makes a solidly frozen contact between the 
tray and the freezing surface. 

1 1 . Using a sharp instrument to pry 
troys loose may puncture the surface of 
the freezing compartment and entail some 
expensive repairs. 

Care of Your Electric Washer 

1 . When connecting or disconnecting, 
hold the cord plug in your fingers. Never 
jerk the plug from its socket by grabbing 
the cord. Wind the cord loosely when 
through — avoid sharp bends or kinks in 
the cord. Check to be sure control switch 
is off before plugging cord in. 

2. Don't overload the washer. Clothes 
should turn freely in the water. 

3. If clothes ore very dirty, soak them 
a short time in worm water. Modern wash- 
ers require 10 minutes or less of actual 
washing unless the clothes are very dirty. 

4. Adjust the wringer rolls for the 
proper thickness of the material. Spread the 
material evenly ocross the rolls as you feed 
them through. 

5. Do not put metallic articles such as 
overall buckles, belt buckles, etc., through 
the wringer. If you must, fold them into 
the material so that they do not touch the 

6. Disconnect the washer before clean- 
ing. Then clean and dry both interior and 
exterior of the machine and wipe the wring- 
er and rolls dry. The wringer should be left 
in a neutral position with pressure off the 
rolls. This prevents the rolls from develop- 
ing flat sides and preserves the springs which 
give the tension for your wringing. Use 
any good liquid wax on the washer occa- 
sionally to preserve the finish and simplify 
your cleaning. 

Care of Your Range 

1. Avoid spilling cold water or food on 
the hot porcelain enamel surface of a range; 
it may cause checking of the enamel. For 
the some reason, wait until the enamel has 
cooled before wiping it with a damp cloth. 

2. Always wipe up at once any acid 
spilled on the enamel surface of your stove. 
Though range tops are usually finished in 
acid-resistant porcelain enamel, acid may 
discolor them. This includes such items as 
lemon or orange juice, milk and vinegar. 

3. Wash the outside of your stove with 
mild soap and water. Never use a coarse 
abrasive on it. Use scouring powder or fine 
steel wool to clean the oven and broiler. 

4. See that all burners are properly ad- 
justed to burn with a clear blue flame at 
the right height. Ask the gas company to 
adjust them. A yellow flame means you're 
wasting fuel. 

5. Turn the flame to its maximum 
height until food reaches the boiling point, 
then reduce it just so it will maintain cook- 
ing temperature. 

6. If burners get clogged with spilled 
food, clean them out with a pin. When 
greasy, remove and wash with strong soap. 

Care of Your Electric Iron 

1 . Sorting ironing ahead of time saves 
current. Arrange it so you iron those re- 
quiring the lowest temperatures first, grad- 
ually working up to the cottons and linens. 
Do this before you plug your iron in as 
most irons require only about two minutes 
to heat. 

2. If the sole plate sticks, clean it 
while hot by rubbing it on salt sprinkled 
on a piece of paper. This will remove starch 
or other foreign items on the sole plate. 
Then wax by rubbing it with a little bees- 
wax or paraffin. Any excess can be re- 
moved by a few strokes of a clean piece 
of paper. 

3. Avoid dropping your iron. The jar 
may injure some of the fine electrical con- 
nections in the heating unit. 

4. Don't plug your iron into an electric 
light socket. Lighting fixtures are not de- 
signed to carry the load needed by an iron. 
The wires carrying current to the light 
socket ate frequently too small and may 
become excessively hot; the appliance heats 
slowly, and electricity is wasted. This ap- 
plies to other electrical appliances too. 




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• Lazy bones, sleepin' in the sun. That's 
what we'd all like to be doing, but no can 
do. Now's the time to start planning your 
foil wardrobe. I know, you're going to say 
it's too hot, but nevertheless you'll feel 
well-paid for your effort when Fall does 
arrive unexpectedly one night and you ore 
the proud possessor of a new outfit to deck 
yourself in. 

• After all this time, I'm sure it's not news 
that this season we have to think of prac- 
ticability and wearability in our clothes more 
than ever. So our good ol' standby, the suit, 
is still the best bet. It might be a new 
tweed suit with a topper lined with fur for 
general wearing. For something more dressy, 
velvet suits ore the latest — naturally the 
velvet is crush and spot resistant. 

• Browsing around at a costumer's, you'll 
probably be inspired with all sorts of 
"Doli-ish" ideas by the multiple kinds of 
trimming they'll have in stock. Sequins in 
all designs and colors, laces, ribbon, etc. 
Of course, don't go hog-wild and clutter 
up that dress you're trying to make over. 
With a little discretion and imagination 
you'll probably turn out a nifty-looking 

• The new Fall bags are lush without leather. 
Most of them ore mode of fobric, such as 
felt, faille, or satin. The felt ones come in 
such a variety of colors, you'll find yourself 
buying two or three. Perfect for on addi- 
tion to your suit, and roomy enough to do 
double duty as an overnight kit, knitting 
bog or whot-have-you. 

• In all the shops, you'll find scads of little 
black velvet cocktail hats like the one you 
see below. Of course, you can't see the hat 
as it's a skullcap, but the coche feathers 

streaming down the sides ore really ultra- 
sophisticated stuff. However, if you're not 
the sophisticated type, I wouldn't advise this 
number. Pick one that suits your type. 

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For a cozy evening at home when the first 
cool night descends, a quilted satin vest to 
add dash and color to your last year's slack 

• By all means tend your Victory garden, 
but do keep your hair covered while doing 
so, or by the end of the Summer you'll end 
up with a mane that only a head-hunter 
could love. Particularly during the Summer 
months, your hair needs extra-diligent care. 

• If your hair is dry, you should brush it 
every night and shampoo it once o week. 
Preceding your shampoo, apply worm castor, 
olive or a prepared oil and then wrap a wet 
towel soaked in hot water around your head 
for about thirty minutes. Then for your 
shampoo, use a liquid shampoo with art 
olive oil base and finish up with a vegetable 
rinse and brilliantine. 

• For exceedingly oily hair, you must wash 
it frequently — twice a week isn't too often. 
For your shampoo, use a liquid with a tor 
base, as this has a drying tendency. Of 
course, you won't need any oil added after 
your shampoo. Cologne applied with on 
atomizer serves the purpose of a wave-set 
lotion and also has a drying tendency. How- 
ever, don't overdo this — too much alcohol 
tends to fade the hair. 

— 26 — 

• But for all types, textures and colors of 
hair, brushing has no peer when it comes 
to whipping up lustre or polishing hair to 
blinding brilliance. You'd be surprised how 
soothing to your nerves a hoir-brushing is, 

• I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your 
house down! So maybe the wolf didn't get 
wrinkled about his mouth either, but that's 
beside the point. If you'll fill your mouth 
with air, lift your chin, ond expel the air 
like you were trying to keep a feather In 
the air, you'll find this will help stay those 
lines between your nose and mouth. 

• Noticed in a store while on a shopping 
tour were the smoothest-looking wooden 
soled sandals I non-rationed) — take it from 
me, they're really comfortable for only 

• If you're going quietly mod trying to find 
the kind of shoes you like, why not order 
by moil? Send to KAY-NEWPORT at New- 
port, R. I., for their catalog. They will re- 
turn your ration coupon if the shoes you 
decide to order aren't completely satisfac- 
tory. Their specialty is "Baby Dolls" at 
$8.95. You know, those cute little sandals 
with on ankle strap that resemble your first 
dancing shoes. 

• Cooperating with Marlboro Cigarettes — 
slim foshions is the Imperial Gem Syndicate, 
607 S. Hill St., Los Angeles M, California. 
It recently unearthed in Old Mexico some 
exotic gems known as Mexican Jade. The 
mountings encasing these gems ore sterling 
silver, hand-wrought ond con be worn par- 
ticularly well with gray, brown, green or 
black. Priced from $5 to $50, plus tax. 

• Fur belts are all the rage to add a lively 
touch to that first soft wool dress of the 
season. These come in pony, calf, zebra, 
leopard and persian lamb. These fur belts 
will run from about $5 to $19. 

Glamour rig with twin flowers tucked on 
each side of a sleek coiffure. These will stay 
put against the strongest night winds if 
they're attached to Grip-tuth combs. 

Plant Engineering 

by Flonnie Freeman 

Swish — sh! Just barely made the dead- 
line, giving me the same feeling, I imagine, 
that Dagwcod experiences every morning in 
his making the bus by the skin of his teeth. 
I might plagiarize and say I made it on a 
wing and a prayer. 

First of all, I was just a wee bit afraid 
everyone would skip without even a glimpse, 
the page carrying this article for fear they 
would be confronted with that horrible pic- 
ture that appeared in the lost issue. Here's 
hoping I am not quite that Frankensteinish! 
If so, I heartily approve of the Egyptian 
veils. In fact, I shall attempt purchasing one 
immediately. Then, on the other hand, per- 
haps that picture come in handy for mothers 
who threatened their children into eating 
their spinach or going to sleep, for they 
could open the Flying Reporter at that page 
and show them the ogress who might toke 
them away. Well, anyway, we dispensed with 
that incongruity. 

Everyone in Plant Engineering had looked 
forward to just a little let down the first two 
weeks in August, or at least getting into 
some mischief, as Mr. PALMER left on his 
vacation. Much to our chagrin more work 
than ever, if possible, has stared us in the 
faces, so the mice could not play while the 
cat was owoy. We do hope Mr. Palmer is 
enjoying his much deserved vacation and 
shall be glad to see him bock in the office, 
OS he is missed by all. We ore always lucky 
to have a grand substitute, though, for Mr. 
PAYNE, the Assistant Plant Engineer, is 
quite a favorite among all of us. 

We regret to soy that we hove lost BILL 
DEAN, one of our crackerjock draftsmen. 
But our loss was Engineering's gain, as Bill 
transferred to Mr. B. T. SALMON'S office. 
Bill, you remember, is one of the lucky 
fellows who received honors from Eddie 
Rickenbocker when he visited Ryan several 
months ago. All of us in Plant Engineering 
recall that Bill would not wash his right 
hand for days after that handshake with 
Mr. Rickenbocker. We miss you. Bill, and 
wish you the best of luck. 

Also, we said goodbye to P. M. PRATT 
of Maintenance Control, who has returned 
to New Mexico. PETE hod everyone worried 
a few days ago when he came in one morn- 
ing wearing regulation Western breeches, 
those blue ones we see quite often around 
the plant. Pete's were worn unusually low 
and the legs unusually short, so between 
screams and laughs of everyone in the of- 
fice, one could hear, "Pete, what did your 
wife say?" "How did you get out of the 
house?" "You'd better sit in the corner 
and not venture out today." He was truly a 
sight to behold, and seriously, we hated to 
say goodbye. We'll miss him, and want to 
wish him luck in his new venture. 

Do you know, these Victory Gardens ore 
"The Thing." At least Plant Engineering 
personnel think so, for GUILLA McCLARY'S 
garden has become o reality insteod of just 
garden talk. She furnishes us tomatoes for 
our lunch every day, also several of us carry 
some home in the evenings, all of which 
is probably causing the guards to scratch 
their heads wondering where we ore raising 
them. Speaking of lunch time, those 30 
minutes ore spent to the fullest by all of 
us. We get all of the choice "scuttlebutt" 
at thai" time, also get many pointers on 

Biggest Ryan Family? 

Here's one we'll bet you con't top — seven members of the some family working at 
Ryan! Three generations! First there's Grandfather J. C. Goen of Manifold, his 
daughter Mrs. Stanley Wilkinson, Sr., of Manifold Small Parts, her husband Stanley Sr., 
in Manifold, and their son Stanley Wilkinson, Jr., of Inspection along with his wife 
Irene Brown Wilkinson of Manifold Production Control. Then there's Irene's brother, 
William "Bill" Brown of Sheet Metal and Bill's mother, Mrs. Virginia Brown of Finish- 
ing. If you add them all together, that makes seven. "And there'll be eight as soon 
as our nine-months-old son gets a bit bigger," says Bill Brown. Left to right in the 
picture they ore Wilkinson, Jr., Goen, Mrs. Wilkinson, Sr., Wilkinson, Sr., Mrs. Wilkin- 
son, Jr., Mrs. Brown and Bill Brown. 

cooking, gardening, news of the day, how 
the income tax is figured (uh!), and how 
to use oil stamps to the best advantage. 
Those 30 minutes mean chatty and pleasant 
moments to Plant Engineering and on out- 
sider dare not enter on business, for he 
will surely get o cold shoulder. 

Lost, we wont to say do not get discour- 
aged over dirty shoes every evening after 
walking to the Parking Lot, for that will 
soon be past history when the yard paving is 
finished. Rest ossured, the discomforts now 
will soon be forgotten when the job is com- 
plete. Also, we hope to see the Final Assem- 
bly Building in use soon, as it is rapidly 
nearing completion. 




(Continued from page 9' 

Ryan planes in the air against bockgrounds 
of clouds, sea or mountains. Some of these 
pictures have been remembered for years. 
Air News, in a two-page spread on Wagner 
in its current issue, calls him "one of the 
eight best aerial photographers in America." 

Wagner's deafening sport coots, candy- 
striped shirts and heorts-ond-flowers neck- 
ties soon became familiar to everyone at 
Ryan; he mode it his business to be every- 
where and talk to everyone in the organi- 
zation, as part of his endless search for pub- 
licity and advertising material. 

His boyishness and bounce con be decep- 

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five, however, as Ryan executives discovered. 
Behind the facade of wisecracks he has the 
sober wisdom of o battle-scarred veteran; 
within his first few years at Ryan he had 
become one of Claude Ryan's most trusted 
counselors. His jolly friendliness is perfectly 
sincere, and everyone from green factory 
workers to top executives hove found him 
willing to go miles out of his way to help 
them solve their problems. Workers come 
to him for help in interpreting their ideas 
to management; company executives depend 
on his aid in interpreting their ideos to Ryan 

As the company has grown, its Public Re- 
lations department has grown with it. To- 
day Bill Wagner, the former one-man riot 
squad, presides over a highly-trained de- 
partment of seven people. His underlings 
shoot and print all photographs, write and 
produce all Flying Reporter and publicity 
material. Installed at last in a private office 
of his own, Wagner now devotes himself to 
laying plans and steering the machine he has 
built up during the last six years. 

But to be a stuffed shirt or a swivel-choir 
general would be foreign to Wagner's hell- 
for-leother habits. He still is as busy as 
ever, still walks at a jog-trot and takes arm- 
loads of work home with him every night. 
When there's a War Production Drive meet- 
ing scheduled, or a party of dignitaries to 
visit the plant, or a new industrial relations 
policy in the offing, or a Ryan advertising 
campaign coming up, you can count on this 
little dynamo to be in the thick of things. 
The day Bill Wagner stops being in the thick 
of things will be the day of his funeral. 

The Beam 

by Pat Kelly 

Y'know, as we wander haphazardly 
through life, we take many things for grant- 
ed. To substantiate that rather broad state- 
ment, let us discuss the merits of the hum- 
ble bath tub, "The bath tub!" say you, 
and your brow arches perceptibly. Yes sir, 
the good old bath tub. 

For generations its use has been a Satur- 
day night ritual. There once was a time 
when we eagerly awaited our turn to step 
into the round, galvonized laundry tub and 
murmured thanks as our share of hot water 
was poured over us. Today we have a gleam- 
ing, full-length affair, ready at a moment's 
notice, and we seldom think of it. But 
would we miss it, should we suddenly be de- 
prived of it? And how! 

For example, we arrive at home after a 
strenuous day at the plant. Our clothing 
smells, and so do we, as if we had put in 
sixteen hours in one of Peck's Bad Boys 
"glue factories." The little wife, all spic 
and span, hesitates to salute us. Con we 
blame her? 

But that only increases our rate of per- 
spiration and we dash to the bathroom, 
open wide the hot tap, dash to the bedroom 
where we hong our money-making clothes 
on the floor, and dash back to the bath- 
room (plenty of dashes, wot?) where we 
contemplate the rising fog with greedy eyes. 
Gingerly we test the water temperature with 
the large toe of the right (left) foot. Find- 
ing it satisfactory, we step in and carefully 
lower ourself to bottom. 

Ah-h-h-h! We say it in the manner doc- 
tors dream of when they place a two-by- 
four on our tongue. We stretch out, allowing 
the purifying waters to engulf us. Without 
realizing it, we ore completely un-loxed, 
at peace with the world, just lying there 
staring at the wall in front of us. Events 
of the day pass dreamily in our mind. We 
dismiss, with a feeble gesture, what the 
leodman said. "Who-in-ell does he think 
he is?" 

We become a bit drowsy, perhaps foil 
into a cat-nap. (Caution to smokers: it is 
advisable to place a damp wash cloth on 
your chest, securely held in piece by one 
of your chins, so that any dropped ashes 
may be promptly neutralized.) Faintly, from 
the nearby kitchen, we hear the little lady 
busily clattering pans and pots. A delicious 
aroma drifts under the door, and we won- 
der if she managed to obtain a bit of meat 

Suddenly we ore recalled to life with a 
loud knocking on the door and o call we 
can't resist: "Come on. Big Boy, soup's on." 
That is the grand finale to our reverie. We 
finish the both in nothing flat, hostily dress, 
and enter the dining room with the air of 
"King of all we survey." 

Our toast — The humble bath tub. 

BILL DURANT, "Los Tres Companeros," 
have lured another victim to their rendez- 
vous south of the border. We duly warned 
HANK HAMMER of the perils he faced. 

but to no avail. He went, he sow, and — 
alas — he was conquered. The story is grip- 
ping. Starkweather's grip saved Hank from 
a dip in the deep. Hank's own grip on the 
boat's roil amazed the usually indifferent 
fishing crew. The tale is full of pathos, too, 
but lack of space prevents the telling. 

Didja notice: that "CHIEF" WALKER 
played with the famed Washington Red- 
skins in the recent Shrine football gome; 
that JOHNNIE WAGNER, Maintenance 
"Glamour Boy," is now a department unto 
himself; that L. W. "GROCER" McCART- 
NEY is top-flight badminton player; that 
BILL FREEBORN is the owner of a brand- 
new Winchester 30-06, model of 1 898; 
large again with another contraption that 
has dumbfounded M-2 mechanics? 


by Gerald Ryan 

dispatch crib four on the first shift, is one 
of our better news sources. He admits o 
preference for blondes, brunettes ond those 
with auburn hair developed in two and a 
half years at Ryan. Dick comes from old 
Heidelberg — Alabomo! Another first shifter 
in Airplane who's become something of a 
favorite already is MARK W. NEILL, who 
arrived via Ft. Worth and Consolidated. 
Mark handles preliminary follow-up details, 
and cue to his personality was furnished by 
a certain girl, who coyly said, "He's single 
and fun to talk to." 

Anytime you see o teen-age youth in 
one of the manifold storage areas with his 
arm around the shoulders of a rather dig- 
nified, well-dressed mon, don't feel the 
younger generation is polishing apples again. 
It's more probably high school sophomore 
BOB VIZZINl trying to hook dad for a 
rest period nickel. 

Groin elevator operotor MORT ANDER- 
SON of Spirit Lake, Iowa (midway between 
Minneapolis and Des Moines) has leased his 
dozen elevators for the duration. Much of 
the stockpile in the mid-west is sealed, soys 
Mort. This makes for very little activity, 
so Mort decided work in an aircraft plant 
was a better way to hasten the end than 
camping in Nebraska and waiting for the 
wheat situation to change. 

JIMMY EDGIL has six solo hours in the 
oir. He was taught by Alabama's famed 
Barney Root, head of the Jasper Flying Cir- 
cus. Jim lived in Jasper and was in the gro- 
cery business before Ryan beckoned two 
years ago come next month. 

To quote WILLING HOWARD: "Even 
though Jimmy Edgil has six hours in the 
air, he has his feet on the ground now." 
This man Howard is likewise author of the 
devostoting comment that after having read 
two of the writer's columns he could dic- 
tate the third without pause. Howard, who 
has more genius in his joviol frame than the 
casual observer might surmise, will guest 
artist this column for the next issue. 

BYRON GEER, Airplane's Assistant Chief 
Dispatcher on the second shift, includes 

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Montana ranching and blonde telephone 
conversationalists in his list of "likes." 
Project man JOHNNY PAWLOSKI, another 
second shift Airploner, lived in Grond Islond, 
Nebraska, before coming to Ryan three 
years ago. Johnny gained valuable exper- 
ience for his present expediting by holding 
down a job as an engineer's representative 
in water works projects. 

Condolences and thoughts of good cheer 
go out to TOM ELLIOT, who gave up his 
spaghetti juggling only when he became ill. 
Friendly and smiling GLENDA HOSTER and 
equally smiling SARAH HASTINGS mixing 
philosophy with smoll parts the other after- 
noon. KENNY RUSH did carpentering and 
cabinet work in and around Hayesville, 
Ohio, near Mansfield and Wooster, before 
coming to Ryan two and a half years ago. 
He's a project man and married. 

would survive the lists for a long time were 
the foremen to elect a "neatest dresser" by 
elimination. The Manifold Chief Dispatcher 
was all smiles on return from Wichita, 
Kansas, where he ironed out some tailpipe 
knots for the company. 

We were sorry to see MILLIE CUSEY 
leave the Manifold Dispatching Office and 
return to the Production Planning nerve 
center, but she left a pleosont successor, 
who will get the space she deserves next 

Pretty PAT DOYLE, looking like a co-ed 
again in baby blue brushed wool sweater 
and navy blue slacks, went to Redlands High, 
Riverside Junior College, and also business 
college in the latter city. She is one of 
the three reasons why NORM SEELEY fav- 
ors the continuing trend toward o women's 

Mr. BEERY is now bock from his vacation. 
I didn't ask him what kind of a time he 
hod, but he was all smiles upon his return. 

Our good friend RAY BROWNYER took 
the vows of matrimony with Miss RIEN- 
HART of Wing Assembly. Congratulations 
ore in order for you both. 

The backbones of the Wing department 
are also bock from their vocotion — o Mr. 

The Softball pitcher of the Wing team, 
GLENN RICHARDSON, seems to be losing 
his ability — or could it be non-support, 

I would like to make o swell suggestion 
to all those reading the Flying Reporter. 
I hove, in the post, sent eoch issue of this 
magazine to my kid brother in the Navy. 
Why don't more of you fellows and gals 
do likewise? Our Flying Reporter is very 
good reading matter, and I think the boys 
will enjoy it. Thank you. 

Well, folks, I'm ofroid this week's column 
will have to be a short one. 1 didn't realize 
the little time between copies. But I'll have 
bigger and better columns in the future. 
1 will also introduce all our new employees 
in the Wing department. 

Here's the whole Cafeteria Committee as now constituted. Each man will serve two months, 
then give way to someone else from his department. 



(Continued fronn page 1 ) 

cost so much he'd have to boost the price 
of meals out of oil reason if he tried to 
serve them. But whenever the Cafeteria 
Committee asks for something that defi- 
nitely isn't obtainable, he'll be glad to ex- 
plain exactly why it isn't." 

Invitations to serve on the committee 
were extended to employees strictly on the 
basis of seniority. The employee who has 
served longest in each department was 
asked io represent it, because he's probably 
well-known to more of his fellow workers 
than anyone else is likely to be. Elsewhere 
in this article you'll find a list of the de- 
partment representatives on the Cafeteria 
Committee. If you don't know your repre- 
sentative, you can always drop him a note 
if there's something you want him to take 
up with the committee; he'll follow through, 
and see that you get a report on the com- 
mittee's action. 

The committee consists of two permanent 
members and eleven rotating ones. The per- 
manent members ore Mrs. Esther Long, 
women's counselor and expert dietitian, and 
Hermas. The other members are the de- 
partmental representatives, who will serve 
one month as alternates, another month as 
regulars, and then step out 1o be replaced 
by somaone else from their department. In 
issuing invitations to serve on the commit- 
tee, Ryan expects to follow seniority lines 
continuously, so that in a year the twelve 
employees in each department who've been 
with the company longest will have a chance 
to serve. 

The company is eager to make the Cafe- 
teria Committee a functioning, live-wire or- 
ganization. "Anybody who wants to sug- 
gest a change should always be sure to take 
it up with his representoiive on the com- 
mittee — never with me," Hermes says. "I'd 
simply have to refer it right back to the 

The new cafeteria is one of the projects 
in which Claude Ryan is most keenly in- 
terested. For a long time he's been anxious 
to provide hot breakfasts and lunches, ot 

cost, for Ryan workers; so the cafeteria 
represents a dream come true for him. 

It was at Mr. Ryan's request that Jean 
Bovet, the jolly 300-pound Head Steward 
of the Ryan organization, come to Son 
Diego this month to help set up the cafe- 
teria operations and get the committee off 
to a flying start. Bovet's chief responsibility 
has been the feeding of Army cadets at 
Hemet and Tucson — he serves approximate- 
ly OS many people there as there ore in the 
Ryan factory — and he has pioneered the 
Food Committee idea at Ryan's school in 

Bovet was the chief speaker ot the intro- 
ductory meeting of the Cafeteria Commit- 
tee held in the conference room August 6. 
"We have a committee of codecs at Tuc- 
son, and they've helped no end in keeping 
our mess hall 'on the beam' there," Bovet 
told the group. "For exomple, we were bak- 
ing cornbread several times o week, but 
the boys didn't eat much of it. Our hot rolls 
went over big, but there was always a lot 
of cornbread left. 

"Finally I asked the committee about it. 
'Nobody likes it because it's too sweet — 
we want cornbread, not corncake,' they told 
me. 'Take the sugar out and we'll go for it.' 
So I did, and now everybody eats the corn- 

Bovet explained that the greater the co- 
operation of Ryanites, the lower will be the 
cost of meals. 

"If everybody puts his own troy on the 
rock when he's finished eating, and throws 
away any sandwich wrappers or other left- 
overs, then we won't have to hire extra 
workers to clean up the lunch area, and we 
can keep our prices at rockbottom. But if 
psople leave a mess behind them when they 
finish eating, then we'll hove to pay more 
to keep the lunch area cleaned, and notur- 
olly we won't be able to serve meals at such 
low prices. 

"Then, too, if everyone WALKS from his 
work to the cafeteria we will be able to 
hondle the normal flow of employees 
through the serving lines, but if workers, 
in violation of company rules, run to the 
cafeteria we will have a jam we can't handle, 
and worse, we'll have people getting hurt. 
If employees farthest from the cafeteria 
walk they will find the lines moving along 
swiftly when they get there; if they run, 

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they'll find themselves at the end of o 
long line, and will be served no sooner." 

After explaining the new plan to the 
committee, Bovet and Hermes showed the 
group through the big, fragrant kitchen, 
demonstrated how the compact cafeteria con 
put hundreds of workers through its four 
serving lines in a matter of minutes, and 
wound up in a general discussion. Many of 
the men stayed until after six o'clock get- 
ting advice on well-balanced meals from 
Mrs. Long. 

Although subject to later change as con- 
ditions may require, it is now planned to 
serve breakfast 6:45-8:00 A.M.; Lunch 
11:30 A.M. -12:30 P.M.; Early Supper, 
3:30-5:00 P.M. and Night Lunch, 8:00- 
8:30 P.M. 

Here are the members of Ryan's new 
Cafeteria Committee. Find your own de- 
partment representative on ttiis list. (And 
remember, if you don't know him per- 
sonally, you con always drop him a note.) 


DISPATCHING — John V. Cramer 

ENGINEERING — Leonard A. Wolsloger 


FINISHING— Charles Sherman 

FOREMEN — Carl Palmer, John VanderLinde 


INSPECTION— Ross F. Plumb 

MACHINE SHOP— James F. Butler 

MAINTENANCE — Fred Tomrell 




MODELING-FOUNDRY — Carlyle R. Cline 

PERSONNEL — Mrs. Esther T. Long 



SHEET METAL — Sam Marchese 

STAMPING — Jim Rose 


TOOLING — Carl Golier 

WING ASSEMBLY — Wilson D. North 

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% By successfully producing an airplane from non-strategic 
materials, Ryan met the challenge of war. With new techniques 
thus acquired, Ryan will meet the challenge of peace. Look 
for great things when this know-how is applied to the Ryan 
plane of 194? and remember, Ryan Builds Well. 





RYAN AERONAUTICAL COMPANY, San Diego, *""'" iiffiii "-"h^. Aircraft War Production Council, Inc. 

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Perhaps you remember the story of 
the passer-by who came to a group of 
workers, and stopped to ask them what 
they were doing. One told him, "I'm 
just breaking up rock." Another replied, 
"I am chipping stone." 

But the third man looked up proudly 
and answered in a ringing voice, "1 am 
building a cathedral!" All three were 
doing the same kind of work with their 
hands, but only one could see further 
than his own seemingly unimportant 
work to the time when out of little tasks 
there would rise a majestic cathedral. 

You and I are not building a cathe- 
dral, but we're building important air- 
planes and airplane assemblies. We're 
doing our full share in setting free the 
oppressed peoples of Europe; we're 
helping wipe out the evil empire of 
the Japanese; we're bringing brave 
young Americans safely home to their 
families. Yes, we help to accomplish all 
these things with what we build; could 
any job be more worthwhile? 

Next time you're bored with your job, 
and think "I'm just grinding metal," or 
"I'm just pushing a pencil," remember 
what you're really doing. You're build- 
ing air power! You're working for vic- 








Ryan's new radio program features a news 
analyst who is already beginning to attract national 
attention. His talks are telling San Diego 
about the great job being done by Ryan workers. 

by Keith Monroe 

A radio voice that may soon be notion- 
ally known is now speaking for Ryan five 
evenings a week on KGB at 5 o'clock. Ed- 
ward S. Hope, o news analyst who's on 
his way to the top, has been picked for the 
starring role in Ryan's new radio program 
designed to tell the city about the vital, 
patriotic work Ryan employees are doing — 
and incidentally to attract more and more 
recruits to the Ryan production line. 

Scientific studies have shown that news 
programs usually ottroct larger radio audi- 
ences than any oi-her types of programs. 
That's why this company selected a news 
analyst as the spearhead of its drive to get 
large numbers of new employees. 

As to why it picked Hope rather than 
any other commentator — that's a story in 

Edword S. Hope is probably the only news 
broadcaster in captivity who goes on the 
air as a hobby insteod of a profession. He 
makes on excellent income from his busi- 
ness OS an investment counsellor, and got 
into radio as o sideline just because he dis- 
covered it was fun. 

Hope has been in business in Son Diego 
for sixteen years. Five years ago he decided 
to experiment with some radio advertising 
to see if it would increase his clientele. 
Radio men told him that he had a good 

microphone voice, and suggested that he 
himself go on the air with o daily fifteen- 
minute digest of finonciol news. 

He tried it. Son Diego listeners liked his 
calm, pleasant voice; investors liked his 
helpful information on stocks and bonds. 
More and more customers came in, attracted 
by his radio program. 

"I've been missing a good bet all these 
years," Hope said to himself. He began 
to expand his radio activities — just as a 
means of building up his own business. 

In 1939 he began giving twice-weekly 
talks on investment problems over KGB. The 
station took him on as a sustaining feature 
— which meont that he didn't hove to pay 
for his radio time, but couldn't plug his own 
wares. That didn't make much difference. 
His general advice on investments proved 
so sane and helpful that Son Diego listeners, 
without any urging, began looking up his 
address so they could go to him with their 
problems. And KGB found it worthwhile to 
keep him on the air as a sustaining feature 
— which it has done ever since. 

Advertising men and radio executives be- 
gan to notice the growing popularity of this 
Son Diegon. A new program, "Busy Money," 
was developed by him and put on the air 
in Los Angeles as well as San Diego. In it, 
he gave vivid, interesting talks about the 

role of money in the day's news. The re- 
sponse from listeners was so phenomenal 
that the Mutual Broadcasting Company de- 
cided to syndicate his program for sole to 
Mutual stations throughout the country. 

By this time Hope was finding that radio 
was not only good business but good fun. 
He kept getting more and more interested 
in it; finally stepped completely out of his 
role as a financial anolyst and took on a 
straight news-comment assignment for the 
National Ironworks, Inc. 

A smart Los Angeles advertising agency 
decided he would be a natural for some 
advertiser using radio. That agency hap- 
pened to be the one handling Ryan's ad- 
vertising — and when Ryan executives heard 
a few of Hope's broadcasts they knew they'd 
found the man whose radio talks could moke 
San Diego aware of the work Ryan employees 
are doing. 

In Hope's talks for Ryan he smoothly 
blends one or two true stories about Ryan 
employees into his comments on other na- 
tional and local news. His brief anecdotes 
about Ryonites skillfully point up the patri- 
otic importance of working at Ryan, and 
end with a hard-hitting appeal to other 
Son Diegans in non-essential work to join 
the Ryan production line. 

Hope is bronzed and young-looking at 37, 
with a pleasantly energetic personality. He 
does considerable swimming, and plays a 
little golf when he has time. But most of 
his waking hours ore now divided between 
his business, his radio talks, and his many 
chores in civic activities. 

Hope is o notably public-spirited citi- 
zen, and gives a great deal of time to com- 
munity activities. He is a director of the 
Red Cross, and served as general chairman 
of the Red Cross War Fund campaign. He 
plays a leading role in War Bond drives, 

(Continued on page 27) 

The Walking Reporter 

By Ye Ed 

Published every three weeks for Employees and Friends of 

Through the Public Relations Department 

ik i^ i? i^ 


Editor Keith Monroe 

Associate Editor Sue Zinn Gunthorp 

Sports Editor Fred Osenburg 

Staff Artists Frances Statler; Joe Thein 

George Duncan; Paul Hoffman 
Staff Photographers Tommy Hixson; Frank Martin 

Special Features Page 

We're on the Air! 1 

— inlniduciixj our nnvs commentator. 

The Response Was Grand 3 

— Ryan blood donations went over the top. 

Our AAanifolds Are Ports of Great Planes 4 

— pictures of planes that depend on you. 

Why We Hove New Badges 6 

— the reasons behind the change. 

Charles M. Frontz 7 

— lie settled dozen in Airplane Welding. 

They Work by Night 8 

— thev'zr turned their days around, and like it. 

Giddyop! --'- 1 

— (7 rezncK' of Horse Slwiv highlights. 

Slim's Pickin's 1 1 

They Wear a Star 12 

— Rya)iites Iiavc personal interests in this zvar. 

Five Years or More at Ryan 14 

— Carl Clinc, Modeling. 

Ryan Trading Post 19 

Sports - - 20 

What's Cookin'? 24 

Beauty Isn't Rationed 25 

Departmental News 

Army-Navy Notes 22 

Brownie's Browsings by Broicnie 1 8 

Chin Music by Herman Martindale 28 

Dispatching by Gerald Ryan 16 

Final News by Enid Larsen 16 

Hither end Yon.... 26 

Inspection &_v Irene Travis 

and Dorothy Trudcrsheim 17 

Machine Shop b\ Dorothy Wheeler 28 

Manifold Small Ports '. 17 

Mo Loft Sez 6v George 1 5 

Plant Engineering by flonnie Freeman 18 

Production Control by Maynard Lovell 26 

Purchasing Porographs by Pat Eden 28 

Putt Putts on Parade ^_v Evelyn Duncan 27 

Ryonettes by Totn and Gerry 29 

Smoke From a Test Tube by .Sally and Sue.... 29 

Stacks and Stuff by .Manny Fohide 27 

Time Study Observations by Dortha Dunston 29 

Wind Tunnel 1 5 

Wing Tips by R. F. Hcrsey 22 

Copy deadline for the next issue is Sept. 20 

A recent visitor to our Flying Reporter office looked 
a bit startled by the conversation that happened to 
be taking place as he entered. "Are you bleeding on 
the sides?" Keith Monroe was asking Sue Gunthorp. 
"No, but I'm putting Wagner's head in the gutter," 
she answered. ... It was really a perfectly sane 
and wholesome conversation about a page layout for 
the magazine. To "bleed" is to let a picture extend 
clear to the edge of the page; the "gutter" is the 
center margin of a page. 

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Speaking of the story about the cathedral-builders 
(as Claude Ryan did approximately three pages ahead 
of us) our feature on pages 5-6 is a perfect example 
of the cathedral-building principle. It shows pretty 
vividly that anybody in our manifold section is either 
working on a piece of sheet metal, or building a mighty 
weapon for freedom — depending on which way he 
looks at his job. 

^ * * 

"Van Heusen shirts give your neck a break," the 
advertiser insists. Maybe we shou'ld order Von Heusens 
for Hitler and his buddies. 

* * * 

It was something of a shock to us when we noticed 
a new book at the public library, "Plant Engineering" 
by E. MoMoy. We wondered if our vice-president had 
sneaked out and written o book behind our back. 
However, when we taxed him with having produced 
a 400-page brain child, he denied its parentage and 
washed his hands of the whole matter. We suppose 
we'll have to let the thing drop there, and accept his 
word that he is not the E. Molloy listed as responsible. 
* ^ * 

Clipped from the employee magazine of Kinner 
Motors: "Guard Phillips recently gave a ride to a 
P-38 pilot who said in the course of his conversation: 
'Next to my P-38 I like best the little old Ryan I 
learned to fly with.' " 

Howja like our new PA system in the lunch area? 
Pretty nifty, no? The company sprang it as a surprise, 
without any advance fanfare. One of these days 
there'll be another surprise, too. You'll walk into the 
yard some fine noon and find a sound stage there and 
lunch-hour entertainment going on. 

Corl Palmer, one of Ryan's most popular foremen, 

found himself in the hospital with a serious case of 

stomach ulcers this month. He's been swomped with 

cards, flowers, et al, but Flying Reporter adds its 

wishes to all the rest that he'll be back with us soon. 

Up and at 'em, Carl. 

^ * * 

What we want to know is, will the second lieuten- 
ants on Mountbatten's staff in the coming Asian 
campaign be known as Burma Shavetails? 

— 2- 

Left': Final Assembly workers Harry Wisner, left, J. 0. Berry, 
center, and Enid Larsen, right, sign for blood donations to 
the Red Cross. Below: Red Cross representatives as they 
arrived at the Ryan plant. 

For almost five hours on August 24th, Red Cross 
staff assistants, in full yellow uniform, passed through 
the various Ryan departments signing up Ryanites 
who wanted to give a pint of their blood to help the 
boys at the front. 

There was no bugle blowing or flag waving and 
every effort was made to prevent any lag in produc- 
tion. Only three or four people in each department 
were away from their job at any one time and then 
only for a few minutes. But the lines were kept con- 
stantly flowing on both first, second and third shifts 
and when the lists were gathered and counted, it was 
found that 2049 Ryanites had volunteered. 

The response was grand. It shows that Ryanites are 
out to bock up the men at the front with everything 
they have. , 

And we do it for two reasons: 
First, you've offered your blood so that at a criti- 
cal moment on the front, a life will not be lost 
for want of plasma . . . And second, because 
you're doing this on your own time so that not 
a single minute will be lost in providing our fight- 
ing men with overwhelming air power. 
In so doing, you're fighting twice! 

TV. 'ptott^ "PefUOHO. 

Director of Industrial Relations 

The Response 
Was Grand 

Ryanites are going all-out 

to support the Fighting men 

The first step is token. The next will come when 
Ryanites receive their appointment date from the 
Red Cross. Keep that appointment if you possibly con. 
If you can't, phone Red Cross headquarters — F. 7704 
— at once and make arrangements for a different 
time. Don't let nurses and doctors stand idle because 
you failed to keep your date with the boys at the 
front. Your donation means one more pint of blood 
on the battlefield or in the service hospital at a time 
when someone you know may need it. 

Second-shift Ryanites gather round to ask questions during 
rest period. Left to right they are Louise Sonners and E. L. 
Briggs of Airplane Planning and Bob Childs, Leona King and 
Elizabeth Mitchell of Material Control. 

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Above, the Douglas A-20 attack bombers i 
flight end at rest. The Strawberry Roan 
based in New Guinea. Inset, the A-20 man 
fold mode here. 

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Left, the North American AT-6 advance; 
trainer and its Ryan-built AT-6 manifolc 
Airplane photos courtesy of Douglas Aircrof 
Co. end U. S. Army Air Forces. 


Right, the Lockheed 
Hudson bomber and 
'Lockheed 414' mani- 
fold we make for it. 
The Hudson is widely 
used by both the RAF 
and the AAF. Official 
AAF photo. 


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4 — 

^re Vital Parts of 

Many Great Planes 

Right, the Consolidated C a t a I i n a 
patrol bomber, famous flying boat 
which is death to the enemy in coastal 
waters. Inset, the PBY-5 manifold, 
which Ryan builds. Large photo cour- 
tesy of Consolidated Vultee Aircraft 

-pZ ^ ^ 

Below, two shots of the big Douglas 
C-47 cargo plane, the Skytrain. The 
plane taking off is loaded with para- 
troopers for Sicily; the other is un- 
loading war materials captured from 
the Japs near Munda. AAF photos. In- 
set, our C-47 manifold. 

— 5- 

Why We Have New Badges 

Monthly salaried employees get 
a light blue badge with their 
name, title, and number. No 
department numbers on these. 

First shift employees wear yel- 
low badges. They get a blue bar 
across it if their w^ork requires 
them to move in and out of 
other departments. 

First shift employee. Solid color, 
without a blue bar, indicates 
that the employee is expected to 
stay within his own department. 

^ Ti^iUCcuK fW cU«t /l^^ 

By now many of us ore probably won- 
dering at the reason for the new badges 
and just how these new badges are 
going to affect us here at Ryan. The 
old system we have been using for some 
time was to a large extent adapted for a 
smaller group of employees and a limited 
number of departments. However, now that 
the company has developed to one of con- 
siderable size, taking in greater area ond 
with a larger number of departments, it 
has become necessary to place the badge 
system on a different scale. 

It is quite important that the badges be 
so numbered and mode up as to yield in- 
formation which is necessary to the super- 
visors and Plant Protection. Any badge sys- 
tem is designed to identify the employee. 
For this reason it is felt that the new badge 
system will afford greater protection to the 
employee as well as assist him in knowing 
just when he or she is or is not complying 



Green is the color for all second 
shift employees. Blue bars go to 
leadmen, dispatchers, mainte- 
nance w^orkers, transportation 
w^orkers, clerks, etc. 

And here's the standard badge 
for all second shift workers who 
spend their -working time w^ithin 
one department exclusively. 


with company regulations. In addition to 
this it will aid the supervisors and mem- 
bers of the Plant Protection Department. 

The badges will carry the employee's 
number as well as his department number. 
Thus he will be amply identified at oil 
times. The photograph will not be present 
on the new badge. It is considered unneces- 
sory becouse a photogroph of the employee 
is contained on the identification card. 

For those employees whose duties carry 
them from department to department, a 
horizontal light blue bar will be placed on 
the badge face, with a designation such 
as "transportation," "dispatching," etc. 
This is authorization for unrestricted move- 
ment on the part of the employee through- 
cut the various departments because of 
the nature of his work. This feoture has 
been incorporated to aid the employee. 

In addition, the badges of the first, sec- 
(Continued on page 19i 



A red badge alw^ays indicates a 
third-shift w^orker. Pretty sim- 
ple system, isn't it? 

The large number at the top of 
the badge stands for the de- 
partment number. The smaller 
number beneath (on the -white 
background) is the employee's 
clock number. 

— 6- 

He never wanted to settle 
down — until he came to Ryan 

If you get almost any Ryan foreman 
talking about himself, you'll find he's just 
an average guy who's knocked around a 
lot, taken plenty of bumps, and emerged 
at the top of a department through sheer 
dogged hard work. He's not o genius or a 
personality boy — he's somebody who's been 
getting up earlier in the morning and work- 
ing later at night than the rest of the crowd. 

Charlie Frantz is a good example. This 
mild-mannered, pleasant-faced chap who 
bosses the Airplane Welding department 
drives himself harder than he does anyone 
else. He always has. He's been a form 
worker, garage mechanic, airplane pilot, 
construction worker, bus driver, filling-sta- 
tion attendant, and welder. When he came 
to Ryan he started in as just on ordinary 
worker, and struggled up through the ranks 
to foreman. 

As a young man Frantz was a bit of 
a disappointment to his father, who wanted 
him to take over the family farm in Tama 
County, Iowa. But Charlie had been mon- 
keying around with the form machinery, 
and hod made up his mind he was cut out 
to be a mechanic. He wanted to see the 
world, too. So his fother gave in with good 
groce, and sent him off to the state col- 
lege at Ames. 

Fortified with college training in mechan- 
ical work, Charlie bought himself a 1919 
Oakland touring car and set out at 21 to 
see what America was like. He got to Okla- 
homa City before the Oakland developed 
maladies which forced Frantz to sell it to 
a junk dealer. 

He had some savings, plus money he'd 
earned working in garages and welding 
shops between Tama County and Oklahoma 
City, so he looked around for a good in- 
vestment opportunity. A promising one soon 
presented itself. Charlie met a genial 






Portrait Sketch by Paul Hoffman 


stronger who explained that he was a pro- 
moter of high-class shows, and needed only 
a little financial backing to stage a show 
that would coin money for both of them. 
Charlie decided to back him. 

As the days passed, the genial stranger 
persuaded the country lad to advance more 
ond more money, and even to travel wiih 
him — paying the bills — in search of talent. 

"We left Oklahoma City hurriedly one 
night," Frantz recalls. "I later learned we 
got out of town one jump ahead of the 
police. We moved on to Texorkona, Texas, 
with another 'partner' who owned a cor. 
The partner left us stranded there, and we 
hitch-hiked to Shreveport, Louisiana. By 
that time I'd hod enough of the promoter, 
and we parted company. It was worth the 
money I lost just to learn there were people 
like him in the world." 

Hirplane UlElding 

Frantz hod little cash left. He looked 
oround Shreveport for a job, but there didn't 
seem to be any; the local employment 
agency advised him to leave town. However, 
the young lowan was feeling sore and stub- 
born after his experience with the show- 
man. He mode up his mind he'd stay right 
there — and get himself a good job in spite 
of employment agencies or high water. 

The next morning he noticed a crew of 
workmen jumping aboard a truck. He 
scrambled on with them. The truck drove 
far out into the country, then pulled up 
beside a ditch where a pipe-laying job was 
just starting. Charlie talked himself into a 
job helping to lay the pipe. 

"It was o good job, too," he soys. "A 
180-mile pipe line using 18, 20, and 22- 
inch pipe. That was man-sized work." 

By the time the pipe line was finished 
— 7 — 

Charlie's exchequer was much healthier, 
and the wanderlust was pulling at his feet 
again. So he left Shreveport, hitch-hiked 
through Alabama and on up to Chicago, 
then home again to the form in Iowa. 

(Continued on page 22) 





Second shifters are disproving the old adage 
that wise men "make hay while the sun shines 

by Sue Zinn Gunthorp 

They could easily be mistaken for any other working couple. 
Drowsing there on a Monday morning they might be any Mr. 
and Mrs. John Doe in America — except for one thing. Get a load 
of that alarm clock! 9:30 in the morning! Whoops! Somebody's 
late for work! 

No, that's where the difference comes in. That's why Helen 
and Dick Gillam, like hundreds of other Ryan employees, oren't 
just ordinary working couples. While the majority of mankind is 
woking at the crack of dawn and trudging bleoriiy to work in 
the early morning hours, the Gillams are snoozing peacefully — 
for they are second shifters. "We do set the alarm," Helen ex- 
plains. "Then if we hove something we particularly wont to do, 
we get up when the olarm goes off. If we don't, it's o swell sen- 
sation to be able to turn the alarm off ond go bock to sleep witfn 
a clear conscience." 

Should you drop in about 10:00 though, you'd be pretty sure 
to find the Gillams out in the kitchen with a pot of hot coffee 
on the stove and scrambled eggs and bocon scenting the air. 
And more than likely they'd invite you to hove a second cup of 
coffee with them, for there's no mad dash at the Gillam break- 
fast table, no half-gulped cups of coffee, no breakfast rolls eaten 
on the run. 

The Gillams ore buying their home out on Suncrest Drive and 
Dick finds the daylight hours ot home a big help in fixing up 
the hundred and one little things that a new home-owner wants 
to do. Although they've only hod the house for about six months, 
they've found time to get the lawn and flowers ship shape and to 
horvest a crop off their Victory Garden. In addition, Helen has 
been putting up tomatoes and pickles. 

Besides their investment in their home, the Gillams ore salting 
away a goodly sum in War Bonds through the payroll deduction 
plan. "The extra 6c an hour that second-shift workers receive 
buys us on extra bond every month," Helen says. "They'll go a 

Breakfast coming up. 



long way after the war toward fixing our home just the way we 
want it." 

"Working second shift hours simplifies our housekeeping prob- 
lems, too," Dick explains. "We can get all of our bills paid, 
do our banking and get the marketing out of the way during 
hours when relatively few people are in the stores. It's not only 
convenient that way, but we get a much better selection than our 
friends working regular shift — especially in these days of grocery 

Dick handles the ration coupon arithmetic while Helen irons 
or washes — but when it comes to cooking, that's a family matter. 
Helen does the main part, but the baking is Dick's forte. When 
Helen dishes up the pork chops and beans, he pulls out a pan of 
fluffy biscuits and a dish of scalloped potatoes and the main meal 
is on the table soon after one o'clock. There's plenty of time 
after that to get the dishes washed, fix the lunches, and do a 
little pressing or any other odd jobs that pop up. 

Nothing could talk Dick into missing his regular Wednesday 
golf appointment, but on the other days the two manage a trip 
to the beach or a bicycle ride along the crest overlooking the 
valley. "Getting plenty of sunshine and exercise is so easy when 
you work second shift," Dick explains, "that we try to take full 
advantage of it." 

By three-thirty in the afternoon the Gilloms ore leaving for 
the plant, just about twenty minutes distant from their home, 
including a stop to pick up two other Ryanites. 

Once they've punched in at the factory, Dick and Helen go 
their separate ways until the 8:00 whistle blows for lunch. Dick, 
who is on old-timer at Ryan, takes up his post as night foreman 
in the Stamping department. Helen, who just completed her first 
year at Ryan, works in the Machine Shop Dispatch Crib. 

After work at 12:30 a.m. there's plenty of activity if it's night 
life these second-shifters are seeking. Once in a while they go 
dancing, occasionally ice skating. They could take in a show, 
or go bowling, or ice skating. On most evenings, however, they 
go right home, listen to a few records, a special newscast for 
swingshifters on the radio, or sit and read for a few minutes, 
(Continued on page 22) 

— 9 — 

Exhibition jumps by fine horses was one of the big features 
of the show. The camera caught this one in a beautiful leap. 

Vice-president Earl Prudden kept the crowd happy with 
microphone quips. Ben Salmon grins in background. 


Ryanites have a big time 
at their annual Horse Show 

You missed a swell show if you didn't see the first 
annual Ryan Horse Show held at the Mission Valley 
Polo Grounds recently. A big crowd of Ryanites and 
their friends turned out for the thrills, color and 
beauty of a first-rate horse show, and they went home 
telling each other it was one of the most successful 
events ever staged by Ryan employees. The show was 
the second largest in the history of the Polo Grounds 
— it had 192 entries, topped only by one other show 
which had 202. 

Prize-winners in the children's events were Sally 
Ann Bullard, Lucy Evens, Patty Fewell and Eva Marie 
Cooper. Grand entry prizes went to Mary Donnan, 
Ralph Walker, Mrs. Edward Eldredge and the Con- 
solidated troop (for best mounted troop) . In the com- 
petitive events, winners were Roy Williams, Carl Helm, 
Howdy Brown, Thomas Fry, Jean Campbell, Fred Pope, 
Mrs. L. J. Demers, Frank McHugh and Horry Marrell. 
The trophies were presented by president Claude 
Ryan, vice president Earl D. Prudden and chief en- 
gineer Ben Salmon. 

Behind the scenes, the hard work of making the 
show click was carried on by a host of Ryanites in- 
cluding Al Gee, chairman of the horse show commit- 
tee, ringmaster Bud Curr, recreation director Travis 
Hatfield, clerks Carlie Gross and Eilene Gee, ond 

many others. (Continued on page 18) 

One of the most colorful features was the Grand Entry. Klere's 
the start of the mounted parade into the arena. 

Mr. Rycn congratulates pretty Mary Ann Rossoll, the queen 
of the Horse Show. She is Felix RossoM's daughter. 

10 — 

SLlm6 J^lclcln 5 


Well, I'm bursting with information like 
a water-soaked filing cabinet. If you missed 
the Ryan Horse Show, you probably ore one 
of those fuddy-duddys who sit around home 
with your knitting and miss all events any- 
way. But had you attended the show, you 
would have dropped enough stitches to 
make c graduation dress for a nudist colony. 

The grandstand was filled to capacity. It 
looked like a packing case with a relapse. 
Everyone "Who's Who" at Ryan was there, 
and a couple of us who are in the next edi- 
tion of "What is it?" were also present. 
Being a horseman of long years' standing, 
and sitting in the grandstand, I was as out 
of place as an eye at a keyhole. I tried to 
make myself smaller than a polka dot, but 
there was such a crowd that every time 
someone passed me they unbuttoned my vest 
with their elbows. 

For a mug who was permitted to look 
on, but not touch, I got the thrill of a life- 
time. The show moved at a sharp pace, 
and you had to keep moving if you didn't 
want your fenders dented. We had more 
fun than the year that the Royal Northwest 
Mounted attended the Single and Married 
Men's picnic and got one of each. 

The show started off with the Children's 
Events, and believe me this is one day the 
kids were hotter than a baker's shovel. 
Every one of the kids was as proud as a 
peacock with two tails. By now, the show 
had gained momentum and cracked wide 
open like a hi-jocked safe. 

While the arena was being cleared. Curly 
Armstrong was trying to tell Andy Anderson 
how to buy a horse. He quoted the old be- 

"One white foot, buy him; 
Two white feet, try him; 
Three white feet, sell him to your foes. 
Four white feet and a white nose. 
Skin him and give him to the crows." 

Jim Bunnell maintains this isn't always 
true, as Dexter, once known as the king of 
trotters and one of the great horses of all 
time, had four white feet and a white nose. 
He asked me to verify it, but he hod me 
there. I was stumped like a farm in the 



The Calf Roping Event was won by Roy 
Williams, but Capt.^ Norris of the Plant 
Police tried his best to cheer the event. He 
lost his voice, however, when the United 
States went dry. He was reported to have 
been a whiskey tenor. In this event, Dove 
Bracken beat around the bush like a berry 

Novice Jumpers was won by Carl Helm. 
From this event on, for the rest of the day. 
Plant Guards Ray Ploof and G. R. Bills were 
in charge of changing barriers and jumps, 
and toward the end of the day they began 
to heave and grunt like a six-mule-team 
in the High Sierras. Next came the Potato 
Race, which was won by Howdy Brown. In 
this event Dave Bracken folded up like a 
magician's bird cage, and Carl Krueger and 
Jim Jordine began to wonder if the poto- 
toes would be fit to eat. Next event was 
Stallions in Hand, won by Thomas Fry, with 
Easter's Memory; second place to Prince 
Cairo, owned by K. A. Savage, and third to 
"Pop" Cline's "Misty Mount." You all know 
Pop, he's the plant guard who is always 
smoking that big block cigar that would 
hickory cure a Smithfield ham. We tried to 
trade Pop out of his stallion, but the deal 
fell through like stove coal in the cellar 

Clustered around the fence were plant 
officers McCofferty, Peters, Norris, Wilkin 
and Gray. I really don't know how big Gray 
is, but I do know he is so big he wears a 
number ten handcuff. Those responsible for 
procuring the trophies were Felix Rosoll and 
Travis Hatfield, the fight manager. He once 
managed o fighter who was on the canvas 
longer than Whistler's Mother. 

The next event was a jumping horse 
staged by the U. S. Cavalry, and it was 
truly wonderful and thrilling to watch. It 
was while watching Copt. Armstrong of 
Camp Lockett working with the horse, that, 
from O'n inner pocket I produced a slim, 
black cheroot, and bit the end off it before 
I realized it was my fountain pen. 

The next event was the Trail Horse Event, 
won by Jean Campbell, and it brought back 
more memories than a tax investigation. 
Dave Bracken was in this, too. He kept bob- 
bing up every now and then like o fish in 
dynamited pond. Did I tell you that most 
of this was under the watchful eyes of Carlie 
Gross and Eilene Gee, and boy oh boy, they 
looked better than top strawberries. 

The Hat Race was won by Fred Pope. 
There was some argument about it but 
Fred claimed he was as safe as a chipmunk 
on a stone fence, although the race was 
rougher than skid chains. Dave Bracken 
started out in this too, but sagged down 
like a boarding house sofa. By this time. 
Bud Curr, ringmaster and general factotum, 
was so tired that his eyes looked like two 
worm holes in an apple. 

The Hunters' and Jumpers' Event was 
won by Copt. Calahon, and believe it or 
not, we had the winner pegged like a score 
on a cribbage board. He cleared every jump 
slicker than a seal's vest. Dave Bracken was 

still fiddling around like a symphony re- 
hearsal, and feeling about as foolish as a 
flying fish on a seal's nose. 

The Stake Race was tighter than a dude's 
collar, but was won by Carl Helm. And with 
his luck, he could go over the Niagara Falls ' 
in a berry crate. Bracken was in this, too. 
Well, you can't expect a fly in a butcher 
shop to stay off of everything. 

The Five-Goited Saddle Horse Event was 
beautiful, and was won by the mount ridden 
by Mrs. L. J. Demers. The horse was as 
smoo'h as o bed in a furniture store win- 
dow. Competition was tougher than a bowl- 
er's thumb, but you know this guy Bracken, 
he's OS brave as o loan shark on a tele- 

Saddle and Ride Race was won by Frank 
McHugh, Howdy Brown, second, and F. 
Hammer, third. Here again. Bracken was 
about as useless as moonbeams on a sun 

I hod a chance to look around before the 
last event, and was very happy to see a 
lot of the old gang. Of course, Claude Rvon, 
Eorl Prudden, Ben Salmon and Felix Ros- 
soll were in the front row, covered with dust 
and holding a bottle of coke ithey said it 
was) . With them was young Dave Ryan, 
the head man's son, v/ho is developing on 
eye for the horses. There were Mr. and 
Mrs. Mel Thompson and the cute kids. Mel, 
by the way. being on expert horseman him- 
self, from Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bun- 
nell, the McCoffertys, Chris Mueller, Erich 
and Villie Foulwetter, Paul McOsker, "Oh 
Gee" Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. "Wild Bill" 
Wagner with "Chuckle Cheeks," their young 
daughter. After looking around and seeing 
so many little kids and brand new babies, 
I figure the next event will be a Ryan Baby 

Western Pleasure Horses was' won by 
Harry Marrell. Dave Bracken seemed to 
realize now, that he was up that well-known 
stream without the proper means of pro- 
pulsion, and declared it was no longer a 
pleasure to ride. He was hotter than wet 
mustard, and after hemming like a sewing 
circle and hawing like a mule, he finally 
gave up. He seemed to blame the horse for 
the afternoon's misfortune, because the next 
day he started a restaurant, advertising the 
"Best Rabbit Stew in the City." Of course, 
his first two customers were the Ration 
Board and the O.P.A. 

They said, "Is there anything in the stew 
besides rabbit?" 

Dove replied, "Well, yes, a little horse 

They asked, "What is the percentage of 

Dove answered, "Oh, fifty fifty. One rab- 
bit, one horse." 

n — 

George Kowalow of Modeling and his three sons, oil of 
the Navy. Left to right, P. J. Kowalow, R. C. Kowalow 
and George Kowalow, Jr. 

Guard Harry Irwin of the Plant 
Protection Deportment and wife, 
Mrs. Florence Irwin of Receiving 
Inspection are boosting their son 
Victor of the U. S. Coast Guard. 

— 12- 

Felix Rossoll, Ryan's coordinator of statistics 
and priorities, has two sons in the service; 
Malcolm, top, of the Army Air Corps, train- 
ing at Texas A&M, and Herman, in pre-flight 
school at San Antonio. 

Eddie Molloy, vice 
president', and his 
Army son, Ralph, 
who is training for 
the mechanized di- 

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Maynard Lovell of Production Control 
and son Kenneth, A0M3/c. Before en- 
tering the Navy, Kenneth worked in 

Sister Beryl of Purchasing, and father 
Jack Wilton, Ryan's service and salvage 
coordinator, are all-out for J. W. Jr., 
who is a technical sergeant in a tank 
destroyer division in North Africa. 

tiaa/iA (yz/^w^a^^uan 

Marking Some Milestones 


Here's a man who would delight the hearts of 
every Chamber of Commerce member in California — 
Carl Cline of Modeling. He's never been out of 
the State of California and furthermore, he sees no 
particular need for going out. "With me, California's 
tops," Carl says, "and the rest of the 121 million peo- 
ple can divide up the other 47 states as they see fit." 

With a few exceptions, when his folks went to 
Fresno and the Imperial Valley during the lost war, 
Cline's life has been spent in Son Diego — 30 years of 
it in Ocean Beach. Cline started in San Diego High 
School but before he graduated the jingle of coins 
in his pocket became sweeter music than the hum- 
drum of the classroom, and he started to work for 
on ornamental plaster and stone works. Times were 
booming and it was a good job for a kid of high school 
age. "Besides," Cline says as he looks bock on it 
now, "it gave me the experience which eventually 
landed my job at Ryan for me. 

"In 1930 I popped the question," Cline reminisces, 
"and we tied the knot shortly afterword." The wed- 
ding ceremony was going off beautifully. The pianist 
was softly fingering the stro'ns of Lohengrin and the 
bride was coming down the aisle on her father's arm 
followed by her attendants. Gradually both the bride 
and groom were conscious of titters running the length 
of the room in back of them. The bride, out of the 
corner of her eye, went carefully over her gown and 
could see nothing wrong. Carl also seemed to be per- 
fectly in order — but still the titters gathered momen- 
tum. The instigator of the merriment was the family 
cat which hod sauntered up the aisle after the bridal 
party and was sitting on its haunches waiting for the 
ceremony to continue. 

After the reception the couple left for a honeymoon 
at Arrowhead. "Up until we got to La Jolla, our honey- 
moon really stunk," Carl soys. "Finally we discov- 
ered, however, that someone had tied a pound of 
limburger cheese under the radiator hood. From then 
on it was swell '" 

"A few months after we were married," Carl con- 
tinues, "we received a belated wedding gift all 
wrapped up in black paper — the depression. Things 
really folded. The ornamental plaster business ceased 
to exist and jobs were as scarce cs feathers on a new- 
born chick." Carl hit it here and t^ere and wherever 
he could for a while until he finally landed a job in 
the kitchen out at the county hospital. Later he manu- 
factured plaster novelties in his home and supplied 
several novelty houses in Los Angeles. H's specialty 
was exploding golf balls — see Del Bollinger. 

In 1936, after trying his hand as rug clerk for Ben- 
bough's, Cline decided to see if Ryan hod a job for 
him. That's when he found his ornamental plaster ex- 
perience really paid dividends. John Castien was look- 
ing for an experienced man to work in Modeling — 
Cline, now a leadmon, has been there ever since. 

Will Vandermeer, chief project engineer, and Millard Boyd, 
chief development engineer, receive 1 0-yeor veteran pins 
from president Claude Ryan in top picture. Middle picture 
also shows factory manager G. E. Barton and vice-president 
Eddie Molloy, who received 3 -year pins. At bottom, Howard 
Craig of Quality Control gets a 5-year pin. 

14 — 

Shaken by a powerful fit of nostalgia, 
I decided to drop in on Professor E. Pilfer 
again, taking along as a gift a necktie 
that 1 had clipped from an old photograph 
of Keith Monroe. I found the Professor as 
amiable as ever, exchanging snarls with his 
Doberman Pinscher, and was greeted effu- 
sively by them both. After the bandaging 
was over we retired to the Professor's brown 
study, where we fell to talking over old 
times. Sensing the imminent exchange of 
hush money, I changed the subject to avia- 
tion, and attempted to persuade the great 
man to release some of his works to a 
knowledge-thirsty world. (The world is also 
beer-thirsty, but that is another story.) 

The Professor scoffed; after imbibing a 
scoff drop we lapsed into silence, and I 
sought to devise a stratagem whereby I 
could obtain some of the precious manu- 
script. Then an idea occurred to me: an 
idea so bold, so Machiavellian, so dastardly 
that I unhesitatingly recommend it to other 
beautiful spies the world over. On the pre- 
text of hungering to hear a couple of rec- 
ords in the Professor's fine library of sing- 
ing commercials, I slipped an extra disc 
into the record changer, and went back to 
my seat. Then, when the fatal record slipped 
Into place, and the voice of Frank Sinatra 
filled the room (he was singing the swan 
song in "Lohengrin"), Pilfer threw up his 
hands, uttered a gentle moon, and fell to 
the floor in a deep swoon. I sprang up, 
dashed to his secretary, and as soon as 
she had eluded me I began rummaging in 
his desk. I pocketed a whole sheaf of his 
writings. As mementos I also took several 
wrist watches, some silverware, and a plas- 
ter cast of the Winged Victory of Samo- 

Therefore, I am privileged indeed in pre- 
senting for the first time some excerpts 
from Pilfer's titanic "Dictionary of Avia- 
tion." I have chosen these at random, 
selecting chiefly the definitions that seem 
most concise or most revolutionary. 

AERODYNAMICS: The science which deals 
with the misbehavior of air with respect 
to a body in motion in it; a name given 
to on incomplete body of knowledge 
treating certain vague basic phenomena. 

AIR-SPEED: The speed of air. 

AIRFOIL: An aeronautical structure of 
mystic cross-section, designed to provide 
a means of livelihood for loftsmen. 

ALUMINUM: A metallic element occur- 
ring in such abundance in the earth's 
crust that airplanes are made from it; 
also pots and pons in peacetime. 


caused by a mirage. 
BULKHEAD: A stupid draftsman. 

CABLE: A device, similar to a drill, for 

cutting holes in ribs and spars. 
CANTILEVER: No, you can't. 

CASTING: A fanciful form of sculpture 
employed by engineers to amaze foundry- 

CHECKER: A gentleman and a scholar. 

CHORD: An imaginary piece of string used 
to join a trailing edge and a leading edge. 

COCKPIT: A small arena where game birds 
ore matched; here the pilot sits. 

CONTROL SYSTEM: A test of man's in- 
genuity and patience; a battleground for 

COEFFICIENT: An ordinary arithmetical 
number which has found itself in a mathe- 
matical formula, much to its surprise. 

DEAD WEIGHT: A German or Japanese 

DIHEDRAL: A phenomenon caused by un- 
skillful landing; see also WING-FOLD. 


DRAG: The forces retarding the flight of 
an airplane; better known as on AR- 

DRAFTSMAN: A technician employed to 
moke obscure drawings from illegible lay- 
outs; a mind-reader. 

DRM: A cabalistic anthology of ancient 
wisdom resembling the Koran and often 
consulted by checkers; a copy was be- 
lieved to have been handed Moses on 
Mt. Sinai. 

DRAFTING MACHINE: A mechanical sub- 
stitute for trigonometric calculations. 

ENGINE: A mass of iron attached to the 
front of an airplane in order to over- 
come tail-heaviness. 

EXTRUSION: The antonym of "intrusion." 

FIN: A portion of a fish's anatomy placed 
at the bock end of a plane as a good- 
luck charm. 

FLAP: A device similar to o oin-boll gome 
installed in the wings to provide omus- 
ment for mechanical-design engineers. 

FLIGHT-TEST: An aeronautical ceremony 
conducted with crossed fingers. 

FUSELAGE: An odds-and-ends receptacle 
suspended between the wings and em- 

GRAVITY: The sine qua non of aviation. 

GROUP-LEADER: One who leads a group 
in dash, verve, esprit, charm, grace and 

HORSEPOWER: The work rote of an engine 
on the ground, known as PEGASUS 
POWER in flight. 

INBOARD PROFILE: The reflection of a 
pilot's visage in the cockpit cover. 

LANDING GEAR: A jacking arrangement 
used to lower the belly of an airplane 
to the ground. 

LAYOUT: A piece of gray wallpaper used 
to protect drawing table from abra- 

LIFT: The forces supporting on airplane; 
known also as o HOISTING SLING. 

MAGNESIUM: A substitute for aluminum 
that usually turns out to be too weak. 

PROPELLER: A mincing machine used to 
hurl chopped-up pieces of air at the 
wings, thus infuriating them and caus- 
ing them to chase the propeller; this 
imparts a forward motion to the plane. 

PENCIL; A long slender teething ring, gen- 
erally filled with extremely brittle gra- 

WEIGHT: An unfortunate characteristic of 
matter, useful in preventing airplanes 
from going too fast and too high; on 
excuse for recriminations and self-pity in 
weights engineers. 

WING: An elaborate structure used chiefly 
for the support of flops, ailerons and tabs. 

YAW: An incomplete yawn. 

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Ryan made President 
Of Hircraft Council 

T. Claude Ryan, president of the Ryan 
Aeronautical Company, has been elected 
president of the Aircraft War Production 
Council, it was revealed this monih by the 
Council headquarters in Los Angeles. 

Mr. Ryan succeeds La Motte T. Cohu 
of Northrop as head of this organization 
of the eight major Pacific Coast airframe 
manufacturers; Boeing, Consolidoted-Vul- 
tee, Douglas, Lockheed, North American, 
Northrop, Ryan and Vego. 

Courtlondt S. Gross, president of Vega, 
was elected Council vice-president. 


Md Loft Sez ^* 

by George ^ 

Well, it seems the grapevine has some- 
what gone to pieces for this issue os none 
of the flash news is very flashy. However, 
we have it that BOB HAYWARD is enjoy- 
ing the school vocation very much, but he 
will enjoy it more when the schools reopen. 
It seems he is having difficulty with Junior, 
and Bob is afraid his ribs will not hold up 
under very much more jabbing. 

Here is o thumbnail sketch of whom? 
You take this point and you know that one. 
Then you put them both in the plan view 
and find the other one, you know what I 
mean. I got to go now — I'll be back in o 
minute. Who? 

We have been hearing some very strange 
rumors about PAT CARTER, but as long as 
they ore merely rumors, we'll wait for veri- 
fication. That'll cost you, Pat. 

HERB CROUCH is bock offer o week's 
vacation. He said he was up in the country 
picking peaches and pears, but from the 
amount of suntan he has, he must hove 
picked them by moonlight. Could be. Herb, 
could be. 

Our friend LOCHINVAR BRUNOLD can- 
not make up his mind if he wonts to hear 
wedding bells or not. The boys in Loft ore 
all for your getting married, Luke. We wont 
another party. How about it, DOROTHY? 

Congratulations are in order for BOB 
WALL, ex-Loft-clerk, now project clerk. He 
is now the father of a 1 943 model baby 
girl. The missus and baby ore fine. 

CHOPPY WELSBACKER is bock from his 
vacation. After a week's big game hunting, 
he looks like a fine specimen of manhood. 
Yep, he shot some poor, defenseless squir- 
rels and rabbits south of the border. Is that 
all. Choppy? 

Here is the super flash news. Mr. HER- 
across with some well-watered hemp which 
he called cigars. We've decided that some 
Indian friend of Herb's is missing his lariat. 
Well, thanks anyway. Herb. They were bad 
but I suppose they could be worse, or could 

This must be nothing but propaganda, 
but we have heard that PAT CARTER mode 
a deal and no one got swindled. Pat, it 
seems, sold his Model A to BOB BLAKENEY 
for cost. The only "Carter" part of the deal 
was that he would not accept Bob's personal 
check — the hard cosh or nothing, that's 
P. C. (Petty Cosh) Carter's way of doing 


by Gerald Ryan 

ALBERTA ROBERTSON, new head wo- 
man in RALPH FLANDERS' office, is dis- 
tinctively smiling and blonde; takes par- 
ticular delight in scurrying around with fhe 
checks, has an anti-aircraft husbond 
(George) at Camp Callan. Exigencies of 
warfare brought the Robertsons to this land 
of sunshiny afternoons, but they are look- 
ing forward to returning to Montana — the 
state of the eternal saddle leather aroma 
— after the war. Experienced bookkeeper 
Albie learned her profession at Kinman 
Business College, Spokane, and kept records 
straight for Washington Water Power Com- 
pany later. 

Residents of an East San Diego neigh- 
borhood have been entertained recently by 
a singing cowboy who rides out alone Sun- 
day nights. PAUL MILLS will never receive 
a curt citation from any society for the 
prevention of cruelty to animals. It has been 
unconfirmed, but is not denied by eye-wit- 
nesses, that Paul, in checking his horse's 
accessories for the Ryan show, tested the 
new bit in his own mouth — moving it gently 
back and forth — before trying it on his be- 
loved Arabian mount. 

Two new femmes in Airplane Dispatch- 
ing are: JUNE WARE, who used to work 
for the Railway Express, and BERNICE BUF- 
FINGTON, two weeks out of Oakland — the 
old Jack London country. 

Due to threat of suit from Mr. WILLING 
HOWARD, the writer wishes to correct an 
intentional error which appeared in his lost 
column. One afternoon (4:35) Howard and 
his friend badgered the writer regarding the 
content of his column. Howard turned the 
following sentence as a typical example of 
what the writer would consider tremendously 
clever wit: "Even though JIMMY EDGIL has 
six hours in the air, he has his feet on the 
ground now." Everyone who knows Howard 
realizes he'd never say anything dumb like 
that. Under another of these gentlemen's 
agreements, Howard is to withdraw threat 
of suit upon reading this confession. 

But the above episode did bring out the 
fact that GENE BROWN went up in the 
air for a solo or two. However, Gene's real 
love is the sea. Give him on old patch of 
seaweed, a menacing gull overhead, son 
Bobby to distract his attention when he has 
o bite; attractive wife Mary to yodel, "Oh, 
come in. Gene. Let's go home"; and you 
have the atmosphere in which Brown's heart 
patters most evenly and happily. 

Orchids to newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. H. E, 
(JACKIE) TATE. Scallions to Jackie for 
not letting us know about it sooner. . . . 
Congratulations to VIRGINIA (GINGER! 
FERGUSON of Airplane Dispatching from 
'ellow expediters on becoming "Miss Ryan 
of 1943" at Foreman's prom. Only the fact 
that the writer choruses the selection kept 
him from booming a mighty wholesome little 
Texan, whose frequent appearances in a 
baithing suit on Ocean Beach sands have 
minimized the need for life guards there 
this summer. 

JOHNNY PAWLOSKI'S woman-hating 
covers everything except Sundays. 

"Only the Great are able to make light of 
themselves" (quote from Ovid, 19 B.C.) 
— endless are the arguments between Air- 
CRAMER concerning which has the bigger 
nose, and which is the homelier. ... In 
Airplane they like Yogi-man PINKIE MER- 
RITT so well that they're rooting for him 
to seek arrangements whereby he can com- 
bine schooling with Ryan come the fall term. 

Chicago-born GUS BRENNER is now sub- 
urbing at Crown Point, occasionally views 
his orange grove in the Roncho Santa Fe 
country. Gus has a three-year-old son — 
"He's old enough to beat the devil out of 
the old man's knees," Gus tells us. In his 
spare time Gus tools leather, especially hand- 
bags from deer hides. 

HERB RAWLINGS is one of the best liked 
men in the bock lot, and he goes through 
each working day full tilt. Modest Herb 
has a rich background one would never sus- 
pect except by prying out the facts. He 
was a 1st Lieutenant in Medical Adminis- 
tration in World War I. He's been a Phor- 
macist in various states since receiving his 
degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. 
For seven years Herb represented Warren- 
Teed, pharmaceutical wholesalers, covering 
several Southwest states out of Los Angeles. 
Herb has been American Legion District 

Commander in Ft. Worth, Texas. He grew 
up in Sherman in the Lone Star State. 
You'll find him close by offer the wor, 
probably on his avocado ronch in La Mesa, 
where, in future years, he hopes to get in 
many evenings of reading in the den of 
his attractive stucco home. He bos a 22- 
year-old son, a torpedomon, 2nd class, who 
has participated in five major Pacific en- 
gagements on a destroyer. 

RALPH (RUSTY) CALLOW will be with 
Ryan three years in another month. He's 
the fellow who has to face screams about 
small parts shortages with even temper. 
Ralph originoted from Manzonola, Colorado. 
He attended Colorado College, Colorado 
Springs, majoring in Business Administra- 
tion. A lover of golf, Ralph wants to im- 
prove that 91; is eligible for "pool shark" 
rating, soy the boys. 

Captivating NANNAJEAN LYNN has 
hied away to Vermillion, South Dakota, and 
will take up her texts at University of South 
Dakota. Gay, personality-girl Nancy should 
attract many a collegiate glance — if there 
ore any boys left. ... I'm trying to lure 
into a tri-portite pact on this column so 
there will be room for plenty of buck-passing 
whenever the general content is below what 
Howard has called "Par." 




by Enid Larsen 

Observing every detail right down to a 
gnat's eyebrow, so to speak, JESS LARSEN, 
who has been o member of Final Assembly 
for over two years, has turned out this 
model PT-20 airplane. 

He started it in April of 1942, and fin- 
ished it just this month. Of course, he didn't 
work on it steadily. But when the spirit 
moved him, and on many a winter evening, 
he spent his time patiently constructing his 
Ryan model. 

He is justly proud of his plane, because 
after working on our Army version of the 
STM-2, he has gained a great deal of satis- 

faction out of building such an exact replica 
of the original model. Altogether he spent 
$6 on its construction. He has several other 
model airplanes to his credit. 

The ailerons and rudders, which ore 
strung by wires, move in the same manner 
OS those on the original planes. All in all, 
it is a grand job of model airplane building. 

Quoting Jess, "If anything should happen 
to this little plane now, after all the hours 
I hove spent on it, I would just put a couple 
of .32s up to my temples and pull the trig- 
gers." We know what you mean, Jess, but 
don't do anything rash. 

Here's a dream of o model made by Jess Larsen, Final Assembly, of fhe Ryan PT-20 
airplane, predecessor of the PT-22 used so extensively now in fhe primary training of 
Army and Navy cadets. 

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Manifold Small Parts 

The Miracle Word — Home 

Just the word Home sounds good and 
sweet to me. I am not nearly so far from 
Home as the boys in service all over the 

Like most everyone, I've met some lovely 
people here at Ryan and I have enjoyed 
working here very much. I hate to leave 
my friends and work, but that place they 
call Home is calling to me, and I must go. 
But I'll be thinking of you all. 

Most of us realize we have a big job 
here at Home helping win this war, and 
that each one has his or her share to do. 
But if we work harder and smile more, we 
will be able to keep the Homes in our good 
old U.S.A. the same as they were when 
the boys left. 

Don't mind the sacrifices that ore asked 
of us, but gladly make them, to keep our 
Homes the best place on earth. Just like 
our boys are dreaming of, while they are 
so for away. 

After month's leave we see SUSAN 
ROWAN is smiling in Crib 4. 

JAKE L, JOHNS is back at work at 
Ryan. He was with the company in 1939 
when they built the YO-51. Since Decem- 
ber 7, he has traveled 58,000 miles 
as a Navy Inspector. He has seen plenty 
of the war front and knows what it means 
to get more planes out. His wife is here 
in Final Assembly. Jake is in Crib 4. Wel- 
come home, Mr. and Mrs. Johns! 

New in Crib 4 are ANNA BEVRS, CAR- 
transferred from Small Parts and is now 
learning to be a Magnetic Operator. PAUL- 
INE RITTER from Indianapolis is a new In- 
spector. She comes to us from Allison Motors. 
We are glad to have you all join our grow- 
ing departments. 

If you wont any instructions, we have a 
new teacher in Crib 3. CARMACK BERRY- 
MAN has just returned from Whittier Col- 
lege where he finished his teacher's course. 
More power to you, Cormock. 

to take the Inspection Column over and do 
her best with it. Anyone knowing Dorothy 
knows that will be mighty good. 

Now that I'm leaving, I am very happy 
to leave my column in such good hands. 
I am sure all you Inspectors will help her 
to make this a good column. Along with 
the column I'll leave Dorothy to hold the 
oldest seniority of the women Inspectors. 

by Dorothy Trudersheim 

I hope to carry on the column in the 
same fine style which Irene Travis has 
started. I am especially interested in the 
personnel of the department and incidents 
in their lives which make working and living 
a bit lighter. If the interest of our readers 
can be held each time, then our efforts 
have not been wasted. 

The Quality Control Department was 
represented at the Horse Show by its Holly- 
wood cowboy — that ropin', ridin', rootin', 

Department 14 feels just like a family 
of 14 which has been living in one room 
and now has a house. The expansion was 
almost the result of bursting, but we got 
moved just in time. This finds us very pleased 
with our new quarters and ourselves. 

"JONESY" (ARTHUR to you) joined us 
as a leodmon just in time for the pre-move 
ordeals, and had a grim initiation into the 
group, but survived it in good shape. The 
list of vacationers made very touching read- 
ing for the ones left steaming back here, 
but moving day is a fine time to send every- 
body in the family on a visit. 

ROMOLA GROWS time of rest and ploy 
turned out to be pretty clinical. One of her 
children had some drastic dental work done 
and on older one underwent an operation. 
Even so, the Grows, large and small and the 
grandparents, managed to spend a little time 
in the mountains. 

REYNOLDS hurried off to get his health 
back after his recent sick spell, and said 
he'd be away until the end of this month, 
trying to get the better of the germs once 
and for all. MARGARET RUNDLE planned 
to spend much of her vacation in a huddle 
with the doctors so she wouldn't hove to 
lose any more time afterword. Peggy is one 
of the few women in the department who 
rotes a one-year pin. 

Our other Peggy, HEDY WOODY, was a 
casualty for a few days before and after 
losing some wisdom teeth. Harder to bear 
than the actual pain were the cracks people 
thought up about the whole thing, she said. 

GEORGE SHERMAN is bock at lost from 
a long sick layoff. Maybe he could have 
found a prettier place to convalesce than 
his Spring Valley ranch, but a lot of us 

doubt it. It seems nice to have ED KUEBLER 
back at the spotwelding machine after his 
spell in the hospital. Our spotwelders now 
hove competition from another woman 
operator. LEE GRIFFITH, recently trans- 
ferred from Welding, sits at the console with 
all the confident mastery of the old-timers, 
like BERT ELEY. In fact, she tried out on 
Bert's machine while he was on vacation. 

HELEN ATKINSON is no longer the boot 
welder of the Small Ports group. LOIS COLE- 
MAN, attractive newcomer to the depart- 
ment, has taken over the tacking station. 
new occupants of the arc booths. 

New faces on the night shift include 
FLORES. The name of CARL OLSEN on that 
shift caught the surprised attention of Mrs. 
CARL OLSON, who works daytimes. The 
two Carls are not related, they discovered 
in a short check-up between shifts. 

MAMIE MILLARD is the chief character 
in the saddest tough luck s'"ory of the 
month. She hurt her bock, decided to leave 
work and go home to recuperate. On the 
way, she was struck by a car and really 
knocked for a thirty-day layoff. 

Some of the absent members of the shift 
ore in the pink, though. For instance, LAW- 
to his regular school-teaching job. So has 
RICHARD JOHNSON, of the third shift. 

Graveyard is also getting along without 
are taking their vacations. Three more wo- 
men have joined up with the shift, but even 
so things go along peacefully, to the sur- 
prise of some of the original crew who 
thought it couldn't be done. 

tootin', bole-of-hoy-forgetting — guess who? 

make an excellent pair. They go well to- 
qether — especially on Friday nights. . . . 
TOM SWIFT is now with Quality Control 
and L. C. HUFFSTUTTER is one of the Floor 
Inspectors — Girls! He has a new house, a 
good job, is from Omaha, Nebraska, is 
single and has on excellent disposition. 

Friends of LOLA KRIEGER presented her 
with a nice bit of luggage before she flew 
to Florida to be married. ... In Lola's 
olace as clerk in Crib 3 we now have DORO- 
THY KEAN from Detroit, Michigan. She is 
doing her port here, while Joe, her hus- 
band, is S2/c for Uncle Sam, stationed at 
the San Diego Naval Base. 

Did you hear the one about the Inspector 
who had a dote Sunday night? Pull up a 
choir because you will need it. He went 
home from work, ate, washed and polished 
the body, dressed and was ready for his 
date. He had bought a much needed new 
battery and knew he couldn't install it for 
he didn't have the proper tools. He thought 
possibly the old battery (with some help) 
would lost one more evening. 

Come time for his date and the car 
wouldn't start. He pushed it up and down 
the driveway for on hour with no results. 
Finally it did start and he drove it to a 
service station to have the new battery put 
in. The attendant hod closed the station 
two hours early. The Inspector decided that 

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it was too late to get the battery put in. 
The motor died at a boulevard stop. 

Finally three sailors came along and 
helped to get the car started by pushing 
it down the street. A car in front mode 
a wrong turn without signaling and caused 
our hero to jam on his brakes and turn over 
the new battery which he hod placed in the 
front seat beside him. Acid was sprayed all 
over the front seat. He hurried home and 
washed thoroughly the front seat of the car. 
The old battery was completely dead. 

It was now too late to go to the second 
show. He went to his date's home via street 
car to explain his troubles. They listened to 
music and read poetry to calm the young 
man's wrath. By 10:30 they decided to ride 
a street cor to their favorite ice cream 
parlor. Upon arriving they found that the 
place had closed on hour earlier. 

There was a long wait for a street car, 
but finally one was sighted. It went right 
on by, full of soldiers in a hurry to get 
somewhere. The next two street cars were 
the some way. Finally one street car stopped. 
It got them to the girl's home at midnight. 
They called it on evening. The young man 
then went home via street cor and walked 
up his front steps at one o'clock. From 6:45 
until 1 :00 he had spent one hour with his 
date listening to music and poetry, the rest 
of the time with the Son Diego Public Service 
Co. and his automobile. 

^ Enqin 


by Flonnie Freeman 

Since the last issue of the Reporter the 
Plant Engineering department has said fare- 
well to several employees. Our three high 
school draftsmen hove left to go back to 
school, and we shall certainly miss them. 
Some of us older ones felt quite refreshed 
working by the side of youthful sixteen — 
made us feel young again ourselves. The 
three are DAWN RISTROM and BILL HAW- 
KINS, who return to one of the San Diego 
schools for their senior year, and DON 
GRUGAL who has returned to his home state 
of Minnesota to finish his high school career 
this year. Dawn surprised all of us on her 
lost day by bringing a big cake as a fare- 
well gesture. The personnel of Plant En- 
gineering are not a bit bashful, so in just 
a few minutes nothing but crumbs remained. 
It was quite delicious and a most pleasant 

Speaking of cakes, BOB FISHBURN'S wife 
sent another beautiful cake to the office 
several days ago. It was Bob's birthday, 
and the cake was quite a surprise to him, 
as she sent it by one of his fellow employees. 
As Bob walked in the door of the drafting 
room, our favorite lunch spot, he was greeted 
by several off-key "Happy Birthdays" and 
the cake. The cake even had a small pic- 
ture of an airplane in the center with 
Bob's countenance adorning it. The whole 
office force certainly did enjoy it, Mrs. Fish- 
burn. Everyone was reminded that it should 
be lesson to each of them upon having 

crack stenographer, came to work Monday 
morning, the 30th, with eyes half-closed 
and, strange to say, they became smaller as 
the day progressed. The whole truth of the 
matter was that she got up at 3:45 a.m. 
to see that her husband got off, as he is 
one of those who received a "Greeting" 
from Uncle Sam, not requesting, but de- 
manding his presence in the Armed Forces 
of the United States. We are sorry that she 
will soon have to soy goodbye to her hus- 
band, OS we feel about all of those couples 
who are being separated during these cruc:al 
times. And right here, I shall put in a 
word about yours truly. I had to say good- 
bye to my husband, who left for Son Fran- 
cisco two weeks ago, therefore, leaving the 
office with two so-called widows. 

Well, well, we hear that at lost we shall 
have the opportunity very soon of sampling 
the food in the new cafeteria, and probably 
by the time this issue comes out it will be 
in full swing. We are all anxious to try it, 
and also the new Lunch Shelter. It sounds 
like very good thing, and certainly quite 
an improvement over the Lunch Wagon. 

Quite a bit of bustling and moving has 
been going on for the past two or three 
weeks, as the Final Assembly Building is 
now in shape and part of it is already in 
operation. Everyone feels quite proud of it, 
for it has added much to the size of the 
company and means production on a much 
larger scale. 

MR. K. O. BURT, assistant to MR. 
PALMER, and very well known throughout 
the plant, surprised all of us the other day 

when he came into the office with a large 
doll — OS large as a small child. Eyes popped 
out, and we were a little concerned about 
Mr. Burt's state of mind for a moment or 
so, but soon learned that it was a prize 
that his daughter had won for selling tickets 
to the Shrine Circus, and he was to deliver 
it to her. It was certainly a beauty and 
made us girls want to start playing dolls 

All of us are envious of OTTO SCHULTE, 
another of Mr. Palmer's assistants, as he 
has been vacationing for the past two 
weeks. We wish him a very happy and 
pleasant vocation, although we are jealous. 

In closing we wish to welcome in our 
midst two new draftsmen, J. R. KENNEDY 


Brownie's Browsings 

by Brownie 

On Sunday, August 22, BILL COBER of 
Electrical Maintenance, surprised his fel- 
low-workers by entering the realm of matri- 
mony. The beautiful girl who has the privi- 
lege of calling him "hubby" is none other 
than our own ELMA McTAVISH of Spot- 
weld. From on unconfirmed report, we hear 
that the trip to Yuma was mode on Bill's 
own mixture of fuel, which was made up 
of three gallons of cleaning fluid, three 
quarts of kerosene and one quart of crude 
oil. He passed out 6c cigars one week later. 
What about that? 

Did you ever hear about the wife who 
wanted her husband to donate some blood 
to the blood center? She went to a ritzy 
haberdasher, bought the best hat he hod, 
and gave it to her husband. Then they went 
walking, and she, being a forceful woman, 
led him right by the blood donor center. 
Just as they got in front of the door, she 
seized the new hat and tossed it in the 
door. He, thinking the wind hod blown it 
off, went in after it. By the time he had 
picked up his hot and turned around, they 
hod his pint of blood and he was on his 

The high school fellows have gone back 
to their studies. PATTON, LYONS, CHUBBY 
and many others have gone bock to their 
dear old alma mater to complete their 
courses. These boys certainly did a fine job 
while they were here. 

My review of the month concerns on up 
and coming song writer by the name of 
CARL HUCHTING. He's a prominent young 
San Diego man who has gained much popu- 
larity over San Diego and Los Angeles radio 
stations. He is the eldest grandson of one 
of the early pioneer Spanish settlers. Song 
writing has been his chief hobby and he 
has many fine write-ups to show for his 
work. Carl works in the Shipping depart- 




(Continued from page 10) 
Special thanks go to the many Ryan 
personnel and friends whose donations so 
generously given mode possible the mony 
lovely trophies and prizes. Sponsors of the 
various morning events were Mr. and Mrs. 
Earl D. Prudden, Western Pleasure Horses; 
Mr. and Mrs. Felix Rossoll, Three-Goited 
Saddle Horses and the San Diego Mill Sup- 
ply Company, the Musical Chairs event. 
For the afternoon events thanks go to the 

— 18 — 

Carl Goller, new leadman !n riie die 
section of Tooling. 

Harold Ingalls, newly-appointed leod- 

mon in Manifold Small Parts. 

W. P. Opfer, leadman in the tailpipe 

section of Manifold Assembly, second 


Charles Bricco, appointed leadmon in 
the tailpipe section of Manifold As- 

Arthur L. Jones, new leadman in Mani- 
fold Small Parts. 

EMtension Courses 

Daytime work need not rob you of the 
chance to take college, vocational, or cul- 
tural courses. Class-work in oil these fields 
is mode available to those in the Son Diego 
district by the University of California Ex- 
tension Division. Fall classes, which meet but 
once week in two-hour sessions, ore sched- 
uled to start the weeks of September 27th 
and October 5th. 

College grade trigonometry and algebra 
ore among the courses which will be of prime 
interest to aircraft workers as they form a 
basis for all engineering and aeronautical 

Bulletins and further information may be 
had at the University of Colifornia Exten- 
sion Division headquarters, 409 Scripps 
Building, Main 9716. 

San Diego Sheriff's Posse on the Calf Rop- 
ing event; Adel Precision Company of Los 
Angeles, Novice Jumper; Son Diego Mill 
Supply Company, Potato Race; Arthur's 
Saddlery, Stallions in Hand; Bekins Van & 
Storage Comoony, Stoke Race; Kohle & Son, 
Five-Gaited Saddle Horses ond Mr. ond Mrs. 
T. Claude Ryan for the Western Pleasure 
Horses event. 

Don't Forget 
Vour ToK Report 

Don't forget that your income tax report 
for 1943 must be filed by next Wednesday, 
September 15. if you're late in getting your 
report to the Bureau of Internal Revenue, 
you are subject to heavy penalties. 

Are you having trouble filling out your 
report? It looks pretty complicated, but re- 
member that you can find clear directions 
for filling it out by referring to the "Pay 
As You Go" articles which Comptroller 
James E. Noakes wrote for Flying Reporter 
(issues of July 9 and July 30). 

Those two articles have been reprinted 
in convenient folder form. If you want to 
get one of these handy reprints to help you 
compute your income tax payment, just stop 
in at the Personnel department and ask for 
one. It's yours for the asking — just another 
of the friendly services Ryan provides.. 

Ryan Trading Post 

mounted Troop 
Wins Trophy 

Winner of the trophy end the title of 
the Best Mounted Troop of 1943 is the 
Police Officers' Civil Service Troop No. 3 
of California. The troop under the direction 
of First Lieutenant Al Gee, in the absence 
of Captain Snell, appeared at the Balboa 
Horse Show and put on the winning per- 
formance on August 29th. Ryanites who 
are members of the troop include Al Gee, 
Dick Snell, W. M. Wilkens, G. R. Bills, 
Raymond Ploof, Sam Pinney, Chris Muel- 
ler, Erich Foulwetter, M. D. Curr, and Hor- 
ace Stevens. 



(Continued from page 6) 

ond and third shift will be of different colors; 
yellow for first, green for second and red 
for third. This again will assist the employee 
and prevent any misunderstanding. 

One additional feature in the new bodge 
system will be the name and title of the 
supervisors. The employees will then know 
the name and title of the supervisor to 
whom they ore talking which will assist ma- 
terially in preventing any misunderstanding. 
It is felt that the new bodge system will 
help very much in enabling the employee 
to get a better understanding of his posi- 
tion and his duties in regard to compliance 
with company rules and regulations. It will 
ovoid much of the confusion that was de- 
veloping as the company outgrew its old 
badge system. 

The new system will also materially aid 
those who are seeking special services in 
the Employees' Service Department of the 
Personnel Division. It will make it unneces- 
sary for people who ore reporting at off 
shift hours to have passes to the office 
building for taking core of such matters 
as housing, transportation, and selective 

The color scheme of the new Ryan badges 
is uniform with that now used at most other 
local factories. However, the details of the 
Ryan badges ore different enough so that 
no other company's badge could be mis- 
taken even momentarily for one of ours. 

WANTED — Ford, Plymouth or Chevrolet 
coupe or 4-door sedan of the year 1935- 
36 or 37. Will pay cash. C. A. Mueller, 
60, Tooling. Home phone Hilldale 4-5643. 

WANTED — 1 6-gauge shotgun shells and a 
Model 70 Winchester 30-06. Glenn F. 
Strickland, 1775, Machine Shop. 

WANTED — Large house trailer in good con- 
dition. Will pay cash. E. W. Noble, 1157, 
Small Ports, second shift. Home phone 

WANTED TO BUY— Small house in San 
Diego or vicinity. Would like some ground, 
at least garden spot and space for 
chickens. W. E. Carpenter, 1253, Drop 

WANTED — Block or brown riding boots. 
Size 6. Vivian Bolen, 4695, Manifold In- 

FOR SALE — 1942 Mercury 4-door sedan 
with all the trimmings including radio, 
heater, oil both cleaner, new spark plugs, 
perfect tires, new General spore and tube 
and set of chains. The mileage is only 
10,300 miles. Roy Feagon, Ext. 296. 

WANTED — 1937 or later cor, any model. 
Tommy Hixson, Photography. Home 
phone M-3312. 

FOUND — Ring. Owner must identify. Con- 
tact finder. Bob 'V'izzini, Jr., Manifold 
Production Control. Bob, Jr., has been 
instructed by his dod not to give out 
information regarding type of ring but 
to refer all claimants to his dad. Unless 
ring is claimed within one week from 
publication of this notice, it will be sold 
to highest bidder and proceeds turned 
over to the Red Cross. 

FOR SALE — Electric Sunbeam Shovemaster 
Razor. Good as new. J. G. Gerard, 4904, 
Plant Police. 

NEED A GOOD BAND? — Bill Hilton's Dance 
Band, a 13-piece group, featuring Rosalie 
Shell and George Barker on vocals. This 
bond has played for many club, school 
and college dances during the last three 
years. If interested in getting a good 
band, arrange to hear this one by con- 
tacting Bill Magellan, Business Manager 
of the Bond, 2244, Arc Welding, third 

WANTED — 9-inch or 10-inch band saw or 
6-inch or 8-inch arbor sow. If you con 
port with either one, please let Ernie in 
Point Shop know. 

FOR SALE — Children's bunk bed. Top half 
complete, spring and mattress. $12.00. 
See C. Bernard, 4378, Shipping. 

WANTED — Four-hole table-top range, late 
model. Will pay cosh. E. W. Noble, 8508, 
Manifold Small Parts, second shift. 

WANTED — Boss rod and reel. William S. 
Brown, 1425, Sheet Metal. 

— 19 — 

WILL SWAP — Would like to swap baby 
buggy for a walker. R. W. Booth, Jr., 
813, Manifold Development. 

FOR SALE — 13-ft. speedboat — mahogany 
hull and deck, cockpit controls, 24 h.p. 
Evinrude speedy twin motor, complete 
with trailer, $175.00. Wesley Kohl, 581, 

WANTED — A large tricycle. A. C. Berry- 
man, 2615, Inspection Crib No. 3. 

Vv'ANTED — Small, table model or portable 
radio. George Brooks, 1259, Drop Ham- 
mer, third shift. 

SELL OR SWAP — Two sets of rubber knee 
pads. Ideal for gardening and concrete 
work. Used only slightly. Will take two 
dollars or a set of hand bumping dollies. 
G. F. (Bob) Harris, 2288, Manifold As- 
sembly, second shift. Home address, 6920 

WILL SWAP — 1935 Ford Tudor for equity 
in later model car. Will pay balance, 
if any. Ferd. Wolfram, 3053, Drop Ham- 
mer, third shift. 

WANTED — Model airplane motor, prefer on 
Olsen type. George Brooks, 1259, Drop 
Hammer, third shift. 

WANTED — Good used lawn mower. See 
M. D. Robbins, 1990, Sheet Metal Detail 
Dispatch Booth, second shift. Home phone 
Humboldt 8-2093. 

WANTED — Ammunition. Will pay top price 
for any quantity, full boxes, broken lots, 
or even a half dozen in any of the fol- 
lowing calibres needed: .22 L.R. — '03 
Win. — .22 Spl. — .32 Auto.— .38 Spl.— 
.45 Auto. — '.250-3000' Savage — .30 
Rem. Auto. — .410 Go. — 12 Go. — 28 Go. 
Also want a '29S' or '330' Weaver 
'scope and fresh water fishing tackle in 
good condition. Sgt. D. W. Carney, Plant 
Police Dept. 

FOR SALE — Remington Model 37 22 cali- 
ber target rifle equipped with Lyman 5A 
telescope sight. Bo'h in A-1 condition. 
Don Wilcox, 24, Inspection. Home phone 
W. 4152. 

WANTED — Eastman precision enlarger or 
any enlarger that will take up to 4x5 

size film. 

William Brown, 1425, Sheet 

WANTED— A baby buggy. R. K. Gird, 1643, 
Wing Assembly, second shift. 

FOR SALE — Kennedy Kit Tool Box with 
$150.00 worth of tools, of which $60.00 
worth are Storrett precision gauges and 
instruments. The balance ore mechanics' 
tools. Total for the works — $1 10.00. See 
W. G. Hubbell, 400, Laboratory. 

LOST — Reward offered for the return of a 
small brown woman's bag, about 3 inches 
by 4 inches, containing billfold, green 
pen, ID card, ond a picture of my son. 
Lost in the plant between Final Assem- 
bly and the front door. Frances March- 
man, 3794, Final Assembly. 

Sfiont^o^ ^ig "Tfto^ttA 


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If you like to shoot, here's the chance you've been waiting for. If you might possibly be inducted, here's 
an opportunity you can't afford to miss. Read the article below for further details concerning the RYAN RIFLE 
CLUB, new small arms school under the Notional Rifle Association. And see Travis Hatfield in Personnel for 
on application for membership. 

Here's a club that has loads of oppor- 
tunities to offer you folks interested in 
shooting. Through the N.R.A. it enables 
you, if you wish, to buy a standard rifle 
fitted with microsights, sling and bolt action 
— o gun that will be yours at the end of 
the war. You con learn to be an expert 
rifleman through the standardized approved 
course of instruction — a course which is 
absolutely the same as that given by the 
Army, Navy and Marines. It includes in- 
struction in nomenclature, sighting bar, 
triangulation coaching, use of sling, prone 
position, sandbag firing, sitting position fir- 
ing practice, kneeling position, and stand- 
ing position. After completion of the course, 
the results are sent in to the N.R.A., and 
the participant who graduates will receive 
a certificate. Those who serve in the ca- 
pacity of instructor will be given credit 
hours applying toward an N.R.A. Official 
Instructor rating. If you are anticipating 
induction into the armed services, this train- 
ing will enable you to pass much more 
smoothly and quickly into more advanced 

Ready for use within a month will be 
the new Ryan Rifle Club Range which will 
have facilities to handle close to 100 men. 
In addition there'll be benches, and fire- 
places in shady areas for picnics. At present, 
members are shooting at Stanley Andrews 
Co. from 7:00 on every Wednesday eve- 
ning and ot the Police Rifle Range on the 
third and fourth Sundays of the month. 

Left \o right these Ryan Rifle Club enthusiasts are R. E. O'Keefe, H. L. Hanggi, 
Ed Morrow, Norman Descoteau, A. W. Kilmer, and Joe Swingle. 

— 20 — 

The Score Board 

By A. S. Billings, Sr. 

The Ryan All Stars, with the best ball 
club we have had all summer, are in the 
cellar in the Summer League having lost 
our last four contests. 

On Sunday, August 21, we lost to Con- 
voir Number One by a score of 4-2, and 
on Sunday, August 29, we blew another 
to the Liberators by a score of 5-2. 

The club has played swell boll but is 
not hitting with men in the scoring position. 
Both of these losses can be charged to the 
fact that our pitchers had to go the full 
nine innings instead of splitting the game 
between them. But when a fellow gives up 
his Sunday, he is entitled to stay in there 
as long as his performance is creditable. 

Jewell Marsh, formerly a great athlete 
at San Diego High, until an accident inter- 
rupted his career, really had a good day 
when pitching for the Liberators against our 
club on August 29. 

Great game, this baseball. Here we are 
in the cellar and we know we should be 
on top. Well, that's what mokes it the 
greatest of all American sports — any club 
can beat any other club on certain days 
and it will always be that way. That is why 
it was never necessary to change any of 
the fundamental rules of baseball. 

The writer, at this time, wishes to thank 
such guys as Erv. Marlett, Jock Marlett, 
Bob Bollinger, Luther French and Mose Mar- 
tin for their fine attendance and grand 
support during the summer and maybe next 
Sunday we will knock off the leaders and 
get back on the beam. 

Del Bollinger, Night Inspector in Small 
Parts, is going very good during the San 
Diego Padres' present home stay and is re- 
sponsible, in no small way, for the club's 
present winning streak. 


Ryoo [Uppers 

Ryan Clippers have won one, lost one 
and one game wound up even — all played 
against good Service Clubs on Tuesdays and 
Thursdays at Novy Field. The starting time 
of these games is between 5;00 and 5:15 
P.M., seven innings. The club is managed 
by Roy Cole of Maintenance. 

At this time it is well to remember that 
all these athletic activities of all different 
types are the result of the fine cooperation 
of E. G. O' Bryan of the Personnel Office 
and Travis Hatfield, Recreational Director 
of all athletics in the Ryan organization. 

Piag Pong 

Play in the Ping Pong Club's tournament 
will get under way September 15th, gomes 
to be arranged by players, but to be played 
on official tables at committee members' 

All matches will be best two out of three 
sets up to the semi-finals and finals, which 
will be best three out of five sets. Players 
will be required to wear dark-colored shirts, 
sweaters, or coots. 

All entries must be turned in to Travis 
Hatfield in Personnel on or before Septem- 
ber 1 3th. Matches must be played on tables 
at one of the following addresses and under 
the supervision of the following committee- 

3510 Alabama (G. Dew) 
1021 Concord, Pt. Loma (T. P. Hearne) 
4925 Canterbury Drive (O. F. Finn) 
680 Wrelton (R. S. Cunningham) 

The end of the softboll season is just 
around the corner. Several teams have 
already turned in their equipment. At one 
time there were eighteen teams represent- 
ing the Ryan Aeronautical Company, play- 
ing throughout the city and country. Two 
of them were girls' teams. The Ryan All- 
Stors closed their season in a strong finish, 
winning three of their lost four games. The 
scores were: 

Ryan 1 1 — Solar 2 

Ryan 1 — Naval Air Station 

Ryon 2 — Stockton Toltecas 4 

Ryan 3 — Gas Company 

Having won sixteen gomes out of the lost 
twenty-two, the Ryan swing shift softball 
team figures themselves to be about the 
best Softball team at Ryan and are willing 
to back up their opinion on the diamond 
if any other team chances to disagree. The 
swing shift softballers hove a pitcher in 
P. Lightfoot who averages nine strike-outs 
per game. 


For the fall season there will be a golf 
handicap elimination tournament beginning 
Sundoy, September 19th. 

Here's how it works: 

Entries must be turned in to M. M. Clancy 
before Wednesday, September 22. Tourna- 
ment drawings will be mode on September 
23rd and the pairings for the first round 
will be posted on September 24. The main 
activity bulletin board will carry pairings, 
results, and dotes each match is to be 
played off. Handicaps will be posted with 
the pairings of each round played. Handi- 
caps may change during the tournament 
play off. 

Scores must be turned in to M. M. Clancy 
OS soon as possible after each match so 
that the results con be kept up to dote. 
Matches may be played on any course. 

Three-fourths of the difference in the 
players' handicaps will be used and the 
strokes allowed where they foil on the card. 
If the hondicop comes out a fraction, the 
next stroke lower will be used. Match play 
will decide the winner of each match. If 
the match comes out a tie at the 1 8th, 
play will continue until one player wins a 
hole. Course rules will prevail. 

A consolation flight composed of the first 
round losers will begin at the some time as 
the second round championship flight. 

Prizes for both championship and conso- 
lation flights will be announced in the next 
Flying Reporter. There will be blind bogies, 

Final Golf lUinners 

Bernie Bills, who has been winning golf 
tournaments at Ryan for the post two years, 
seems to be in there until old age gets him. 
However, it hasn't been exactly a walk 
every time for Kenny Barnes of Monifold 
Assembly has several times pushed him to 
exert himself. 

Winners of the final tournament of the 
summer series were: 
Low Gross — Bernard Bills 
Second Low Gross — Kenneth Barnes 
Third Low Gross — Horry Oakland 
Low Net — Frank Powell 
Second Low Net — C. A. Sachs 
Third Low Net — Ray Berner 

— 21 — 

Balmer Tennis Champ 

Mrs. Dorothy Trudersheim presents the 
Ryan tennis trophy to the new chomp. 
Jack Balmer (center), while the ex- 
chomp and runner-up, Carmock Berry- 
man, smiles philosophically. 

Combining a powerful net attack with 
spectacular offensive lobs. Jack Balmer de- 
throned the defending champion, Carmack 
Berrymon, in the finals of the third annual 
Ryan men's singles tennis tournament, Sun- 
day, August 29th, at the North Pork Courts. 
The score was 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. Balmer dis- 
played a powerful oil-court game and kept 
Berrymon on the defensive throughout. 

At the conclusion of the tournament, 
Mrs. Dorothy Trudersheim presented the 
Ryon trophies to the winner and runner-up. 

As the Reporter goes to press, Balmer is 
expected to moke a good showing in the 
onnual county tennis championships, Sep- 
tember 3, 4, and 5 at Balboa Tennis Club. 
Balmer and Berrymon carry the Ryan hopes 
in the doubles. 


Another postponement has delayed re- 
opening of the Badminton Club's ploy. The 
San Diego High School gym, where ploy 
wos held every Wednesday, was closed in 
the middle of the summer for repairs and 
Was supposed to hove been opened by 
August 15th. The latest information is that 
it will re-open about September 15 but 
watch the bulletin boards for announce- 
ments. The tournament will start in October. 

Sluing Shift Bouiiing 

The Swing Shift Bowling League, which 
will be composed of two rounds with the 
winners of the rounds bowling in the tille, 
will open September 16th at the Hillcrest 
Bowl. At least eight strong teams are de- 
sired for the league, so if any group wishes 
to organize a team, it is asked to get in 
touch with G. R. Meller in Small Parts or 
Fred Hill or R. Turner in Sheet Metal. 

An Industrial 825 Scratch League with 
two teams from Ryan swing shift entered, 
will start September 15 at the Hillcrest 
Bowl. This league will continue for 28 
weeks, with bowling every Wednesday morn- 
ing at 1 0:30 o'clock. 




R. F. h 



First of all and above all, the Wing 
department received a message we have 
been waiting for a long time. It was an 
announcement of the graduation from Elling- 
ton Field, Texas, on August 30, of HAR- 
OLD B. JOHNSON, Lieutenant, Air Corps, 
Army of the United States. 

There is no need to explain further about 
Harold, because all of us who know him 
can say that the Army can't possibly realize 
how lucky they are. Harold was a member 
of our old Wing department. He hod a 
shore in building our Ryan trainers. And 
one swell fellow he is. Our best regards to 
Lieut. Harold B. Johnson from Wing As- 

Now to introduce some of the newest 
employees of the Wing department. Intro- 

Among the fellows that helped us out 
during their vacations from school were 
MOORE. The above fellows have now re- 
turned to their school studies. But we do 
wont to soy, we appreciated their patriotism 
in giving up their vacation to help out in 
our vital war work. 

Everyone was glad to see CONNIE 
SUCKER return from her leave of absence. 

There huve been many comments on the 
lighting effects over in our new building. 
The ladies' pretty point along with the 
brightest of colors turns to a dull purple. 
But we do hove a wonderful new building 
which goes along with our slogan "a better 
place to work." 

I've been on vocation this past week, 
and again I just mode the deadline. But 
until next issue — 



(Continued from Page 9) 

while Mickey, their Siamese kitten, comes 
in to enjoy a few pats before being returned 
to her boudoir on the back porch. 

About their second shift work, the Gil- 
lams have this to soy: "We earn more be- 
cause we work second shift; we save more 
because we are able to shop around for 
food and clothing; we ore healthier because 
we get more sunshine and outdoor exercise; 
when we do want to go to the doctor or the 
dentist, we don't have to take time off work 
to do it, and we have more home life. All 
in all, we're sold on it!" 

Who Sent In 
These Ideas? 

Before closing their files on certain shop 
suggestions the War Production Drive Com- 
mittee is making a final effort to get in 
touch with employees who have submitted 
winning ideas for which awards hove been 
authorized but unclaimed. Following is a 
list of suggestion subjects and serial num- 
bers which have not been identified: 

1021 — Basket Hooks Bronze Award 

1327 — Trailing and Leading 

Edges Bronze Aword 

1 390 — Lock for Lights Bronze Award 

1466 — Time Cord Racks Bronze Award 

1 479 — Metal Scraper. ...Certificate of Merit 

1512 — Handling Small 

Parts Certificate of Merit 

1597 — Rocks for Ice Box Silver Award 

1712 — Electric Drill Stands.. ..Bronze Award 

1760 — Inspection of Fitted 

Parts Silver Award 

If you were the originator of any of these 
suggestions, will you please write your name, 
department and bodge number on the sug- 
gestion stub you retained when originally 
turning in your suggestion; and deposit this 
stub in the shop suggestion box next to the 
first aid room at the main plant entrance 
so that the joint Labor-Management Com- 
mittee may contact you. If you've lost your 
stub, just write a note of explanation to 
the committee and drop it in the box. 


Armg-Navg Notes 

Championship status in the lunch hour 
checker tournament has passed from Army 
Inspector STEVENS to Navy Inspector 
GREEN. Claims Stevens, "I was robbed." 

MAJOR GILES, the Army's Drop Ham- 
mer expert, has purchased a new copy of 
Esquire so the boys will hove something to 
put in blank wallspace that remained after 
the "coke" machine was token from the 
A-N inspection office recently. 

Life certainly had its ups and downs for 
the Navy's FREDDY WALLBRINK this 
month. First, he lost a finger in a hit-run 
auto accident, then he received a long 
awoiled promotion. 

Persons who think government employees 
ore draft-exempt should talk with "DELL" 
inspectors and pre-Peorl Harbor fathers to 
boot. Del is expecting on induction notice 
any day, and Bill got orders to report on 
September 2. 

MOSES MARTIN set something of a rec- 
ord recently when he stole seven bases in 
a Softball game. . . Anyhow, that's what 
his press-agent says. Moses can't remember 
for sure how many bases he stole, but he 
claims he left the gome wondering whether 
he'd be arrested for grand larceny. 

Evidently taking a vacation didn't hurt 
"MAC" BALDWIN of the Navy. At any 
rote he's still able to take "TEX" RICKARD, 
the Army inspector, at chess. 

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(Continued from page 7t 

He stayed around the form thot summer 
helping his porents, brother, and two sisters 
do the chores. But the gypsy fever was still 
in him — aggravated this time by another 
bug: the flying bug. In the fall he said 
good-bye to the family again, and set out 
for the Lincoln Airplane School in Nebraska. 

There he learned to fly, meanwhile work- 
ing as a welder in the Arrow Aircroft fac- 
tory. When he won his pilot's license he 
bought an OX-5 Lincoln Poge and took off 
for home." 

"That flight was kind of a thrill," he 
soys. "\ didn't know much about naviga- 
tion or cross-country flying, but I knew 
I'd recognize all the landmarks within hun- 
dreds of miles of the form. I recognized 
them oil right, but they come up over the 
horizon a lot foster than I expected. There 
was o mighty strong toil wind, and I mode 
that 250 miles to Tamo in two hours ond 
28 minutes. That was 100 miles on hour 
in any man's language — which was some 
travelling for a 1929 private plane." 

The plane proved a pretty expensive 
means of transportation, and Frontz soon 
sold it. By this time he was 24, and after 
three years of wandering felt on occasional 
urge to settle down. But he still hod nine 
more years of roaming ahead of him before 
he was to put down roots and set himself 
for lifetime career. 

He put in o summer operating a filling 
station in his home county, hit the rood 
again to Cheyenne where he helped build 
light and power plant, then came home 
once more. For owhile he took a job driving 
one of the big cross-country auto trans- 
ports that carried a whole string of new 
automobiles on a 60-foot trailer. Then he 
became o bus driver, and later o grovel- 
truck driver; he still had on insatiable urge 
to try his hand at new and different kinds 
of work. 

One year at home, working in o Chev- 
rolet service garage, then off on his travels 
again — this time bock to Lincoln, where he 
married the sister of his own sister's hus- 
band (a little complicated, but you get the 
idea). Even marriage didn't kill his yen to 
keep moving. He decided he'd like to work 
in on aircraft factory, so he and his wife 
headed for Wayne, Michigan, where he 
landed a welding job with Stinson. 

Three years there, then on to Detroit and 
a woodworking job with Gar Wood, the 
great speedboat builder. Six months of that, 
ond he decided he'd like to spend a winter 
in California. He and his wife took o trip 
to Los Angeles, didn't like it too much, 
and rambled down to Son Diego. 

They liked San Diego. 

Charlie looked around for a goob job, 
so they could linger longer. "I started down 
Pacific Highwoy, and asked for work at the 
first attractive-looking place I come to," 
he recalls. "That place happened to be 
Ryon, and they happened to need on ex- 
perienced welder. We mode a deal." 

The winter ended, and Charlie and his 
wife regretfully packed up to leove. They'd 
left o houseful of furniture in Detroit, so 
they hod to go back. But their wonderlu-it 

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Ryan PT-22 trainers on the flight line at Ryan School ot Aeronautics, Hemet, Calif. 

was burning out at last. For the first time, 
they would have liked to stay put Instead 
of moving on. 

Unwillingly, they went back to Detroit. 
There Frantz took a job that he still re- 
members with particular pride — the job of 
helping to build Ford's mammoth gas tank. 

"That tank was taller than lots of sky- 
scrapers — 388 feet to the top of the tower," 
he says. "It held ten million cubic feet of 
gas, and was the largest in the world, ex- 
cept possibly for one somewhere in Europe 
that was rumored to be slightly larger. Build- 
ing that baby was a real thrill." 

Teetering on thin scaffoldings hundreds 
of feet in the air didn't bother Frantz much. 
Sometimes, working on the outside of the 
tank, he had to balance himself on a two- 
inch board with nothing to save him if he 
slipped. "I always felt a bit more relaxed 
when I was back on the ground, but I never 
got awfully nervous up there," he says. 

When the tank was finished it was De- 
cember again. Frantz was torn between a 
desire to go back to Ryan and settle down, 
and a hankering to take one more fling at 
travel. The travel-urge won. He and his wife 
started down through the south — Louisiana, 
then Texas. He went to work in the oil- 
fields near Houston. 

But he hadn't been there long before he 
knew he'd rather be back with Ryan. He 
wrote to the company asking if it hod a 
job open for him. 

For what seemed a long time he waited 
for an answer, meanwhile getting sicker and 

sicker of the oil-fields. "One day, slopping 
around out there in the rain and mud, I 
went home to lunch feeling pretty disgusted 
with the world. There was a letter there 
from Walter Locke offering me a job at 
Ryan. Boy, I'll never forget him for that! 
I left for Son Diego the next day." 

Frantz went to work here for the second 
time in April, 1939. His habit of plugging 
hard at any kind of job he tackled soon 
began to win him a reputation in the grow- 
ing Ryan factory. One morning, after he 
had been with the company a year and a 
half, he was suddenly summoned to the 
office of Vice President Eddie Molloy. 

"Mr. Barton was there too," he recalls. 
"They asked me if I'd like to take on the 
job of foreman of Airplane Welding. I guess 
I was the most surprised man in the fac- 
tory. I'd never even thought about a super- 
visory job. But I told them if they thought 
I could handle it, I'd sure try." 

In the three years since then, this quiet 
chap of 37 with the rather shy smile has 
become one of Ryan's best-liked foremen. 
He has been particularly successful in train- 
ing inexperienced women employees. His 
friendly but almost bashful manner, plus his 
patience and his obviously thorough knowl- 
edge of his job, soon puts nervous girls at 
ease. They work their heads off for Frantz. 
"1 was as skeptical as anybody when we 
first started taking in women workers," he 
says, "but I'll have to admit that they're 
doing a wonderful job in my department." 

No story about Charlie Frantz would be 
complete without mention of his famous 

blackboard. Fastened to a post high in the 
air, where it con be seen from far away 
on the factory floor, he has a board on 
which he chalks a pithy saying or proverb 
each day. Everyone passing through the plant 
notices that blackboard, and many a Ryan- 
ite has gotten in the habit of looking up 
there each morning to see Charlie's thought 
for the day. 

The mottoes on the board nearly always 
seem fresh and thought-provoking: "Mud 
thrown is ground lost." "Today is the to- 
morrow you worried about yesterday." "It's 
hard to get ahead in the world if you spend 
your time getting even." "Idle curiosity 
keeps a lot of people busy." "You can't get 
rid of a bad temper by losing it." 

Dozens of people in nearby departments 
bring in sayings for Charlie's board, so that 
he always has a big envelope bulging with 
notes and clippings from which to choose. 
He's found that Ryonites like occasional 
humor as well as the usual serious thoughts, 
so he changes pace now and then with mot- 
toes like these: "When you have anything 
to soy to a mule, soy it to his face." "A 
bachelor is a man who never mode the 
some mistake once." "You never know 
what you can't do until you don't try." "A 
grocery clerk may not be as heavy as a 
dry-goods clerk, but he weighs more." 

The motto to end all mottoes went up 
on the board at the suggestion of one of 
the employees in the department. Frantz 
still takes a lot of kidding about it. It said: 

"Be a self-starter. Don't let the boss be 
a crank." 



(These menus provide approximately 40 per cent of the day's nutritional require- 
ments in calories^ vitamins and minerals for a moderately active 154-pound man as 
recommended by the National Research Council.) 

Pot roast with pan gravy 
Browned potato 
Glazed carrots^-^ 
Chopped raw cabbage 
Thousand Island dressing 
Butter or margarine*'^ 

100% whole wheat bread 
Milk to drink 

Macaroni and cheese* 
Buttered broccoli 
Head lettuce 

Thousand Island dressing 
100% whole wheat roll 
Butter or margarine*^'' 
Fruit cup''"'"'= 
Milk to drink 

Meat stew with vegetables 
(potatoes, peas, carrots, 
Green salad (mixed greens) 
French dressing 
Enriched bread 
Butter or margarine-" 
Apple crisp with fruit sauce=-= 
Milk to drink 
-Wheat germ was added to increase vitamin B. Carrots were rolled in it. It was sprinkled 
over macaroni. Fish was dipped in it. It was added to a la King sauce and to opple crisp. 
It was used to top baked apple, 
^-Margarine was fortified. Butter or margarine was used for seasoning vegetables. 
---Fresh lemon iuice was added to fruits and fruit cup to increase vitamin C. 

Note: Recipes and suitable substitute recipes for many of the above dishes are given on the 
remainder of this page. 

Chicken or fish a la King- 
Baked potato 

Fresh buttered string beans 
Chef's salad 
French dressing 
Enriched bread 
Butter or margarine-- 
Milk to drink 

Fried or baked fish with 

lemon wedge* 
Fresh buttered beets 
Parsley creamed potato 
Carrot and apple salad 

Yellow cornmeal muffins 
Butter or margarine** 
Deep dish fruit pie 
Milk to drink 

Liver loaf 

Parsley cream sauce 
Buttered fresh osparagus 
Orange, dote, romain salad 
French dressing 
Enriched hot roll 
Butter or margarine** 
Baked apple* 
Milk to drink 

7iJ^a£^ ^oc^Uk? 

Edited by MRS. ESTHER T. LONG 


2 small onions, minced 

^^ cup butter or margarine 

V2 teaspoon salt 

V4 teaspoon pepper 

4 cups cooked carrots 

1 tablespoon minced parsley 

Brown onions in butter or margarine; odd 
salt, pepper and carrots. Cover and cook 
slowly about 1 5 minutes. Sprinkle with pars- 
ley. Serves 8. 


Cut into 1-inch slices of fillets. Cook 
plain or dip into milk or egg mixed with 

2 tablespoons water; then roll in salted 
flour, cornmeal or fine dry crumbs. Place 
in hot frying pan containing Vs-inch layer 
of melted fat; brown on one side, then turn 
and brown on other side, allowing 8 to 1 2 
minutes total cooking time, depending on 
thickness of slice. Fish suitable for frying 
are bass, carp, catfish, cod, eel, flounder, 
halibut, perch, salmon, smelt and trout. 
Serve fried fish with lemon wedge, lemon 
butter or tartar sauce. 


1/2 cup buttered breod crumbs 

2 eggs, slightly beaten 

1/2 cup milk 

1 n -pound) can salmon, flaked 

1 teaspoon lemon juice 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
Dash pepper 

1/2 teaspoon sage 

2 teaspoons finely chopped onion 
1 tablespoon chopped parsley 

1 tablespoon melted butter 

Combine ingredients in 
firmly into buttered loaf 
moderate oven (350° F. 
Turn out onto platter and garnish with 
sliced hard-cooked eggs and sliced pickles. 
Serves 6. 

order given. Pack 
pan and bake in 
30 to 40 minutes. 


2V^ pounds broccoli 
Boiling water 

1 teaspoon salt 

Wash broccoli, and split thick heads. 
Place broccoli in boiling salted water, with 
ends down and heads out of water. Cook 
uncovered 10 to 20 minutes. Then place 
all of broccoli under water and cook 5 min- 
utes longer. Drain. (Mokes about 4 cups.) 
To serve, season with pepper and butter. 
Serves 6 to 8. 


1/2 pound cheese 

2 cups beans or lentils (cooked) 
1/2 cup bread crumbs 

1 teaspoon grated onion 

1 tablespoon morgorine or bacon fat 

1/2 teaspoon solt 

1 cup tomatoes 

1 egg or 

1/4 cup thick white sauce 

Mash beans and add cheese. Add sea- 
soning and egg or white sauce, and toma- 
toes. Add crumbs to make stiff enough to 
shape. Shape and bake at 375 degrees until 
firm, about three-quarters of an hour. Serve 
with tomato sauce or white sauce gravy. 
Serves 6 to 8. 


1 pound liver 

1/2 pound fresh pork chopped 

1 cup bread crumbs 

1 onion 

1 egg, well beaten 

1/2 cup pickle relish 

1 teaspoon salt 

V4 teaspoon pepper 
celery salt and paprika 

2 tablespoons tomato catsup 
juice of holt o lemon 

1/2 cup milk or water to moisten 

Grind liver, pork, and onions and breod 
crumbs together. Add milk, beaten egg, and 

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seasoning, mixing thoroughly. Mold and bake 
in a slow oven OOC F.) about 2 hours. 
Top with bacon strips before boking, if 
desired. Serves 4 to 6. 


1 y^ pounds liver 

2 cups cracker crumbs 

2 tablespoons grated onions 

1 teaspoon salt 

V4 teaspoon pepper 

4 tablespoons bacon drippings or cooking oil 

Vs teaspoon marjoram 

Put liver in small quontity of boiling 
water, simmer for a few minutes. Put 
through meat chopper. Mix thoroughly with 
other ingredients, adding enough liquid in 
which the liver wos cooked to moisten, about 
% cup (milk may be used) . Shape into 
patties. Broil under low flame until brown. 
Serves 8. 


1 /3 cup butter or margarine, melted 

2 toblespoons chopped green pepper 

1 cup sliced mushrooms 

3 tablespoons flour 

2 cups milk 

V4 teaspoon salt 
Few grains pepper 

2V2 cups cooked and seasoned chicken, finely 

1 beaten egg yolk 

2 tablespoons finely cut pimiento 

Simmer butter with green pepper and 
mushrooms; add flour and blend; add milk 
slowly, stirring until blended. Add season- 
ing and chicken and cook over low heat, 
stirring until it boils. Add egg yolk and 
pimiento and stir 2 minutes longer. Serve 
on biscuits or hot buttered toast. (Serves 6.) 


1 8-ounce package macaroni 

3 tablespoons butter or margarine 
3 tablespoons flour 

2 cups milk 

1/2 teaspoon salt 

Vs teaspoon pepper 

1/2 pound grated American cheese 

1 cup dry breod crumbs 

Cook macaroni in boiling, salted water 
until tender; rinse and drain. Make white 
sauce of butter, flour, milk, ond seosonings; 
add two-thirds of the cheese and allow to 
melt. Pour over macaroni and turn into 
greased baking dish. Sprinkle crumbs and 
remaining cheese over top. Bake in mod- 
erate oven (350 degrees) 30 minutes. 
(Serves 6.) 

Haue Vdu a 

Is there some recipe requiring very 
little meat that your family really goes 
for in a big way? If so, we'd like to 
pass it on to the rest of the Ryan 
family so they con enjoy it, too. We're 
all interested in filling our recipe 
books with low-red-point entrees. 
Write your favorite down and drop 
it in the Flying Reporter Box just in- 
side the front factory door or put it 
in the inter-office mail to Mrs. Long 
in Personnel. 

cJoi) CJrances C/lalle 



Believe it or not, a sport coat Into an 
evening wrap! A complete transformation 
can be made with a simple black wool coat, 
preferably o short box-type coat void of 
collar and pockets. The trick that can be 
wrought is this; Cut o strip of material that 
will fit around the collar and follow down 
the front the same length as the jacket 
and line with black crepe on the under 
side — then pepper it lavishly with block 
sequins. This will reap you a dazzling eve- 
ning wrap which can be quickly tacked 
down in a few minutes for that special 

In compliance with requests by safety 
councils, white wool will be prevalent 
throughout your fall and winter wardrobe. 
One especially fresh and crisp number is 
a red and white checked flannel dress. 

Coming into its own again is the stocking 
cop. It gains favor by being kind to any 
face or coiffure. You can roll it up and 
tuck it in your pocket. For dress you con 
have it made from velvet and for work and 
sport wear have one hand-knitted in bril- 
liant and shocking colors. 

Shirts and skirts are going to be stand- 
bys for the foil season. Especially these 
pencil slim skirts with just a little fullness in 
the right places worn with a jersey blouse. 
Grey flannel is a favorite fabric. The shirt 
and skirt idea is carried right over into your 
most dressy evening, only your skirt will 
more than likely be out of velvet and your 
blouse out of heavenly rayon lame' with 
brilliant studs. 

For glamour about home why not try a 
pair of leopard-printed cotton scuffs made 
by "Joyce." House shoes are not rationed, 
you know. 

Yordley is introducing o new shade of 
face powder. Called Zinnia. Gay, clear, blos- 
som-fresh, petal-smooth, it reminds you of 
pert zinnias of country gardens, of sun- 
light in a grove. An artful blending of 
palest gold and pink. Zinnia is one of the 
very few powder shades that flatters the 
blonde, the brunette, and the redhead 
equally, and is especially becoming to sil- 
ver hairs. For those of you who have a 
deeply tanned skin, Yordley's glowing, rosy 
suntan shade. Deep Peach, will never turn 
into dingy brown streaks like so many 
powders made for a sun-tanned skin. You 
con purchase either one of these glamor 
dusts for only $1.00 at all better depart- 
ment stores. 

The Vad Corporation has hit upon a 
trick for really keeping your lips soft and 
smooth. Vad lipstick contains 23 '/2% cod 
liver oil and comes in five shades. If you'll 
apply it with lipstick brush, be assured 
you won't have to touch your lipstick up 
but once during your entire work day. 

There ore four basic types of skin — dry, 
oily, normal and blemished. For each of 
these, Elizabeth Arden has on Efficiency 
Kit which contains the complete home treat- 
ment. In each box there is a handbook that 
tells you o simple morning and evening 
treatment, and outlines o special treatment 
for your Sunday at home. One way of re- 
laxing and looking better on the job after 
your day of rest is to give your skin a 
special treatment in your free time. The rou- 
tine becomes so easy that you find your- 
self going through it quicker and quicker — 
as you become better and better to look at. 

On the reverse side of the Efficiency 
Plan Folder, brief routines ore outlined for 
better grooming. You discover, for instance, 
that hair brushing con also be o scalp treat- 
ment and learn specific steps to take if 
you have a definite hair problem. As for 
make-up, it is outlined step by step, again 
with the basic idea that routine and system 
are the only true short cuts to enduring 
good looks. 

Efficiency Kit for Normal Skin $6.00. 
Efficiency Kit for Oily Skin $6.00. 
Efficiency Kit for Dry Skin $5.50. 
Efficiency Kit for Blemished Skin, $5.50. 

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Since there is no single beauty treatment 
as vital to well-groomed skin as the 
method of cleansing, here ore six sugges- 
tions from Elizabeth Arden to make your 
cleansing cream and lotion go further: 

1 . To save cleansing cream — The 
warmth of fingers melts the cream, so use 
a pad of cotton, first wrung out of cold 
water, then moistened with lotion. Dip it 
lightly in the cleansing cream, using only 
a little ... the pad will slide over the 
skin. It is refreshingly fragrant . . . won- 
derfully effective. To remove the cream, and 
economize on cotton, turn the pad inside 

2. To save lotion — squeeze the pod of 
cotton out of cold water before moistening 
it with lotion — you use less. Then pat the 
skin gently till it glows. This way of cleans- 
ing brings a "sparkling" look ... it 
wakes up the skin in the morning . . . 
refreshes it wonderfully after a busy day. 

3. To save cream — before taking cream 
from jor, beat it with a little spatula — it 
will become fluffy and spread easier on the 
skin — you will find that you con use less — ■ 
with the some good results. 

4. Buy large sizes — because you get 
more for your money and extra shopping 
trips are eliminated. Transfer it to a smaller 
container . . . moke it lost. 

5. Keep creams in a cool place — large 
jars preferably in the ice box. Lotion should 
be kept at room temperature. 

6. Follow directions implicitly — they ore 
the result of research and experiment. It 
is wasteful not to derive the utmost from 
any preparation that you use. 

Gerlou has costume lewelry of distinction. 
Their latest offer is your exclusive earrings 
— made so by having your hand-engraved 
initials embellished thereupon. Obtainable 
in gold plate over heavy sterling silver base 
or sterling silver. If you would like to see 
their free Costume Jewelry Catalogue write 
to them at 501 Fifth Avenue, New York. 
The earrings mentioned above are only 
$6.00 for the large size and $5. 00 for the 
small size, plus, of course, 10% federal tax. 

After you wash your hands at the end of 
the day, do you find them rough and dry? 
Maybe what you need is Sofskin Creme — 
a product that has been sold for a number 
of years exclusively in the beauty salons 
but is now available in the better depart- 
ment stores and drug stores. Just a dab of 
this fragrant white creme almost instantly 
smooths and softens work-roughened hands. 
Best of all, it's not sticky — rubs in quickly 
and you con put gloves on right after using. 
Get the Sofskin habit like thousands of 
other women and you'll be delighted at the 
improved appearance of your hands in just 
a short while. 





Our hats go off — Marj Best of Sheet 
Metal called up the other day and told us 
of a lady who she thought deserved some 
extra special mention. We think so too. 
She's Mrs. Mabel Sherman, the mother of 
14 children and the grandmother of an- 
other 1 4, who has operated a band saw 
in the Sheet Metal department for almost 
a year now. Every day she commutes from 





her El Cajon home, where she and five of 
her children live, to her job in the Ryan 
plant. And she has one of the best attend- 
ance records in her entire department! 

Up until a year ago Mabel Sherman hod 
never operated o machine in her life, but 
now she'd welcome the opportunity to learn 
oil the different machines in the plant. "I 
never realized machinery could be so fas- 
cinating," she soys. 

Anything for news soke — P. G. Seidel, 
affectionately nicknamed "Si" as in "cy- 
clone," started out merrily on his vaca- 
tion a week or so ago. And he did a beau- 
tiful job of painting his house — three coats 
of the best purple enamel he could find. 
Just as he was finishing up a few spots 
under the eaves where the old red still 
showed through, his foot slipped and Si 
went hurtling through the air 85 feet to 
the ground. Doctors ot the time reporte(J 
him suffering from both legs broken, one 
arm badly cracked, a dent in his chin and 
several minor injuries. 

So, it was with great delight and admira- 
tion that fellow workers helped him back 
to work on the Monday he was scheduled 
to return. Which all goes to show how 
anxious Ryonites ore to get back to their 
jobs. And also how a few simple facts con 
be distorted by your Flying Reporter writers 
when they con't find any real news. How 
obout it. Accounting? What about a col- 

No progress yet — We're still rooting for 
a column from Dorothy Kolbrek. Incident- 
oily, we've also found another old-timer 
back. Remember "Jonnie" Johnson who 
used to write the Experimettes column? She's 
bock in Inspection again. 

The value of blood — When the Fishers 
had to scrape their bank account clean to 
get enough money to pay for a transfusion 
for Mr. Fisher a few years ago in Los An- 
geles, Mrs. Fisher made one resolve: If 
she could ever give blood to someone who 
needed it, she would do so every time she 





could spore it. Her opportunity came sooner 
than she hod expected for while she was 
waiting in the hospital for Mr. Fisher, she 
heard of a little boy in on adjoining room 
who needed blood. She offered hers and 
it was found to be the right type. Since 
that time, Mrs. Fisher hos given 1 8 trans- 
fusions, nine to individuals (several of 
which hove been responsible for saving a 
life) and nine others to the Red Cross. 
She's also helped arrange for other Ryon- 
ites to donate their blood. Working entirely 
on her own time, during rest periods and 
before and after work, she has been directly 
responsible for almost 600 appointments for 
donations at the Red Cross Blood Center. 

Where ore the moles — This column be- 
gins to look like Female Features col- 
umn, not that we couldn't use one, of course, 
but we'd like to sprinkle it with o bit of 
masculine gossip, too. Speaking of moles, 
you might ask Photographer Frank Martin 
to explain the new motto he has proposed 
for the Photography department: "We cover 
everything!" Don't we, Frank? 

You'll see her around — Newly-arrived 
from the Buckeye stote is our visiting nurse, 
Bernice Johnson. Bernice trained at Charity 
Hospital in Cleveland and then did private 
nursing in that area until she went to work 
in the blood bonk at Bedford, Ohio. Ask her 
sometime if she thinks Ryonites should be- 
come blood donors! 



I haven't done anything. That was the 
first thought of Mrs. Betty Lincoln, Mani- 
fold Small Ports, when she was told that 
she was wanted at the Police Desk. But 
that wasn't the idea. 

After flying for several months as the 
bombardier on a B-24 operating out of 
North Africa, during which time he hod 
survived a serious crock-up, her husband, 
Sergeant Lee Lincoln, had returned to the 
United States, been feted in New York, and 
was waiting at the Police Desk when she 
come out. After a week's leave she's back 
at her machine again, but there's a twinkle 
in her eye that says it was one wonderful 
week they hod together. 

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\^ Production 
JSj^ Control 

by Maynard Lovell 

Once upon o time, os all fairy stories 
start, I happened to be in a group of per- 
sons discussing sights they had seen. One 
person, when a place or object of interest 
was mentioned, would always say that he 
hod seen it. Finally he spoke up and said 
that he hod seen everything. He was asked 
if he had ever drunk moonshine and he 
said that he hadn't. To this one of the 
fellows spoke up and said, "Then Brother, 
you haven't seen anything yet." I don't even 
remember who the people were now, but if 
they were to come to Ryan on the Second 
Shift we could add to their HAVE SEENS. 

For instance there is the lady who wants 
to keep her old badge BECAUSE SHE LIKES 
THE PICTURE IN IT. If I hadn't heard it 
I wouldn't hove believed it. IThere wosn't 
any argument when they wonted to chonge 
mine. 1 

And then there is FRED HILL'S shirt. 
I was getting reody to comment on the way 
Fred appeared in all ports of the Sheet Metal 
department at the some time when I dis- 
covered that there were FIVE shirts oil alike 
in Sheet Metal. I was going down to buy 
myself the sixth one — they usually come 
six to a box — but on second thought, I don't 
know if I want one or not. 

No, you haven't seen everything yet. 
How about when a mon comes to work wear- 
ing his pojoma tops in ploce of a shirt? 
CECIL HAMLET insists that it is a shirt 
and offered to bring down the box to prove 
it. Tell us the truth now, Cecil, did you 
get up lote or didn't your laundry get back 
in time? 

There is o lot of kidding going on about 
how the girls look under the lights in the 
new building. The light does funny things 
to different colors. Reds and blues suffer the 
most. I am anxious to see what it would do 
to the above-mentioned shirts. JEAN TUSA 
IS going to spend a couple of weeks visit- 
ing her folks in New Orleans. She hos hod 
GEER'S mouth watering for some time from 
telling him about all the good things she 
is going to hove to eat. She has promised 
to send me a card every day with her menu 
on It. We hope you hove a nice trip and 
visit, Jean, and — please bring bock a nice 
ham sandwich for us. 

I'll match "LIB" MITCHELL with any 
Marine for on obstocle race. You should see 
her moke the rounds of the phones in Pro- 
duction Control trying to catch the one 
that is ringing before it stops. BOB CHILDS 
is working on on invention whereby an orm 
will come up and wove a flog when the 
bell rings. This will save "Lib" many a 

I think I've found out why SYLVIA 
wonted to be put back in circulation. Let 
me know when you wont to be token out 
again, Sylvia — always glad to oblige, ll 
mean notice in the Flying Reporter of 
whether you ore in circulation or not.) 



(Continued from page 1 ) 

is a member of the educational committee 
of the Chamber of Commerce, and a director 
of the Francis W. Parker School (or which 
he also served as president for two terms) . 
He is widely known throughout Southern 
Colifornia as a public speaker on educa- 
tional subjects, and has mode over 350 talks 
in the last seven years to Rotary Clubs, 
University Clubs and other civic organiza- 

You'll probably see Edward Hope now and 
then, browsing around the factory for more 
material for his Ryan radio broadcasts. And 
you'll probably hear his voice on the air a 
good many times — because once you've 
heard him, you'll wont to listen again! 


Stacks and Stuff 

by Manny Fohlde 

Being a former first-shifter, it has token 
me some time to get myself into second 
gear, but upon reading the yarns written 
in the more recent isues by such old-timers 
as "Slim" Coats and Pat Kelly, a feeling 
akin to homesickness assailed me, and I 
thereupon decided that it had been long 
enough since my last efforts had (dis) 
graced these pages. 

You know, it's on odd gong that goes 
to make up the second shift here in Mani- 
fold. They ore, most generally, the friend- 
liest people I've had occasion to work with. 
They have a knack of self-entertainment 
brought about, no doubt, by the fact that 
there is little opportunity to take advan- 
tage of the various commercial amusement 
enterprises that are thriving throughout 

Just the other night we had a celebra- 
tion in honor of the first Lockheed stack 
to be built in the new production jig. J. C. 
COE decided that there should be a launch- 
ing so a launching it wos. "PINKIE" LANG- 
LOIS was selected as the sponsor, and at 
her suggestion, the stack was dubbed "Jim 
Jr." in favor of JIM JARDIN, its builder. 

With no colorful decorations or martial 
music (the department was unable to pro- 
duce even a hot harmonica player on such 
short notice) but with appropriate dignity 
and a bag of water substituting for the 
traditional champagne, the launching was 
executed with dispatch much to the satis- 
faction and merriment of the spectators. No, 
"BUTCH" and MR. KELLY were nowhere 
in sight. 

Putt Putts On Parade 

by Evelyn Duncan 

Hello, people! Here's a brand new col- 
umn (and we hope you like it) but Trans- 
portation is not a new department. All of 
you hove seen boys and girls driving Buda 
trucks around, picking up parts here and 
taking them there. Some push hand trucks 
around, as does yours truly. Transportation 
is composed of a group of swell fellows and 
girls and they are all under LON HUMPH- 
REY. There are only a few of us so 
you'll be seeing everyone's name quite often. 
So, there is Transportation in a nutshell — 
now let's get on with the news. 

We were all glad to see MAC McKENZIE 
back at work again after a ten-day leave 
which she spent in the mountains with her 
husband, Ross McKenzie, U.S.N. 

We must admit that hand lotion is neces- 
sary for beautiful hands when you work in 
a war plant, but why should HELEN Mc- 
COWN be needing such a very large bottle 
of Jergens? By the way, we missed you 
when you were out, Helen. 

Though MILLIE MERRIT has been work- 
ing here quite a while, she has been get- 
ting a lot of ribbing lately about being a 
new employee. Millie lost her badge and is 
wearing a temporary one at the moment. 

We all miss BOB HUNTER, who left us 
a few days ago. Bob was a good worker and 

swell fellow. He is going to spend a week 
in the mountains before entering school, and 
we all are wishing the very best for Bob. 

FAYE POWELL, swing shift, is absent be- 
cause of illness. We hope she will be back 
with us again very soon. 

Though I do not know any of the mem- 
bers of the night crew personally, I must 
give them honorable mention because they 
are very faithful in taking up where we 
leave off. The night crew consists of LYLE 

Much excitement landed in our depart- 
ment recently when the new Budas come in. 
DORIS BERG and yours truly both wanted 
new ones so that we could name them. Our 
faces fell, however, when MR. HUMPHREY 
told us we'd draw for the new ones. We had 
never been lucky. For once in our lives, 
however, we both were lucky and got the 
new ones. For a few moments bystanders 
might hove thought we were long lost friends 
the way we were carrying on. Doris is still 
trying to think of a suitable name, while 
mine is already named "The Leatherneck." 

Transportation is glad to welcome VERLA 
GENE WARREN into the fold. Gene was 
formerly of Lubbock, Texas (one of my 
old friend Texas' products — I came from 
there, too, and am known as "Tex" to 
some.) Right now she says she doesn't 
think she'll ever learn her way around this 
place, but cheer up. Gene, we all thought 
that when we first started. 

RUPERT BERG will have none of the 
Budas. He assures us that he'd much rather 
have his hand truck than anything mechan- 
ical. Well, folks, I guess that's all the dope 

1 have, so I'll be seein' you next time. So 

— 27 — 

Silents Lead 
BDuiling League 

Here are the standings for the Bowling 

Won Lost 

Ryan Silents 13 7 

Jigs & Fixtures 12 8 

Rockets 1 1 9 

Tool Room ] 1 9 

Plant Engineers 1 1 9 

Mointenance 7 9 

Ryonettes 7 13 

Gutter Tossers 4 16 

Jigs & Fixtures jumped two places by 
winning 3 to 1 over the Gutter Tossers and 
are in a position to contest the Silents for 
the top spot. However, with the two Slys 
bowling championship style for the Rockets, 
the top spot looks like o hot spot from here. 
High scores for the recent game are as 

High team game — Jigs & Fixtures, 806 
High individual game — Ed Sly, 222 
High team series — Plant Engineers, 2376 
High individual series — Durant, 586 
Gordon Mossop, contact man between the 
factory and the Flying Reporter, wants to 
apologize for leaving out of the lost report 
Costlebury's 245 game and Bud Sly's 580 


Riding Club Heuis 

by Winona Mattson 

The "Ryan Ryders" have had two rides. 
On Sunday, August 1 5, at the Son Diego 
Stables, we rode the hills with Bill Immen- 
schuh in the lead on a new horse "Chief." 
Nice traveler, eh Bill? 

We had several new members and guests. 
Carl Huetter and George Crow rode with 
us for the first time. Donna Sue Mattson 
of Dallas, Texas, Dorothy Fisher, Ruth Huet- 
ter, Marion Miner, Pat and Barney Barnett 
were guests. 

Everyone hod a good time. Fact is, the 
echo about "Does anyone want to try on 
English saddle?" lasted all the next week! 

On Sunday, August 29, we rode at the 
Hazelwood Stables. We had about the usual 
size group, but most of them were new 
members and guests. The "regulars" were: 
Bill Immenschuh, Tom Davidson, Andy Mc- 
Reynolds, Carl Huetter, Frances France, 
Irving Wischmeyer, Virgil Johnson, Mrs. Mc- 
Cowon, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kops. 

Virgil Johnson and Dorothy Fisher ore 
now Mr. and Mrs. We are glad to have 
them as "regulars" and we wish them a 
long, happy married life. 

Considering the change to horses we were 
unaccustomed to and the new terrain, the 
ride was O. K. We will know now which 
horses we want to ride when we ride again 
at Hazelwood. 

7» ^^ "RtfOM. ^<w4e^ 

Thank you everyone for the beau- 
tiful flowers and the cheerful cards 
that you have sent. With that kind 
of support, a fellow just can't stay 
sick long. By the time this issue of 
the Reporter is out I should be back 
at home. 

Many, many thanks. 

^ Machine Shop 

by Dorothy Wheeler 

This is a busy place these doys but we 
like it that way. It is my opinion that hap- 
piness and contentment are gained only 
through achievement or by doing something. 
When everyone is busy there's not much 
time for complaints, scuttlebut, or belittling 

One of our "hard-workingest" boys, 
MAURY FRYE, has gone to Kansas on a 
month's leave of absence. His parents, both 
quite old and in poor health, could not 
attend to necessary business affairs. We'll 
all be glad when he returns. 

Four more of our boys have won Sug- 
gestion Box Awards. STANLEY KNUDTSON 
won a gold award for a very original con- 
trivance which made his turret lathe nearly 
automatic and increosed production. BER- 
NARD BRUCE won a silver award for his 
contribution concerning the use of a shell 
mill in boring flanges on the turret lathe. 
This is greatly increasing production. BOB 
STOCKWELL won a silver award with his 
idea for a drill press jig hold-down. We 
are making good use of this already. It 
has proved beneficial in insuring both accur- 
acy and safety. JIMMY BUTLER also won 
a silver award with his idea for expediting 
production ond avoiding repetition of past 
errors in any repeat job. His idea was to 
keep a record of procedure, speeds, feeds, 
special tools, setups, etc. You ore doing a 
grand job, boys, and we're every one of us 
proud of you. 

We won't attempt to say why for we 
don't know — but the word is that LEO 
SAYLES was very glad to see leadman CON- 
RAD ADAMS come bock from his vocation. 

They say around the shop that leadman 
EGGY LEACH should go in the ring as a 
referee. We wonder if anyone knows why. 

Was the perspiration on ANN CAPOR- 
ALE'S brow the other night from honest 
labor? Oh no, come to think of it she hod 
it when she came to work. Tsk, tsk! 

Who's the certain Texas gal that has 
it in for a Texas guy — on account of his 
making her late for work and spoiling a 
year's almost perfect record? 

Ask WALLY HiNMAN how he got the 
name of "Blonk." His onswer is interesting. 
We're also glad to report that he is "right 
in the groove any more." 

Our golfing leadman JIM HUMPHREY 
says if he could keep a cool head he could 
shoot close to a perfect seventy score. 

Everyone was sorry to lose FRED WIT- 
TENBURY few days ago. We know that 
agricultural production is very important, 
but we will still miss seeing you at that 
mill, Fred. 

GENE JACK who, with her husband and 
daughter, spent her vocation at Big Bear 
Lake and doing all sorts of nice and inter- 
esting things in Los Angeles must certainly 
hove had a wonderful time. Wish we could 
hove gone, too. 

Happy days ore here again for BERT 
BRYAN. Yes — you guessed it — he has his 
new store teeth. This writer can say that 
he really looks O. K. and handles them like 
an expert. 

We hove an addition to the dispatcher's 
crib, LYLA KINSEY, and we all wish her 
the best of everything and hope our co- 
operation will meet her approval. She's a 
very nice girl. 

Some of the boys from the turret lathes 
are called old mill hands by some of the 
other boys. 

Con anyone tell me why any fellow will 
pay a high price for a set of teeth and corry 
them everywhere except in his mouth? No — 
I don't mean you, Bert. 

L. I. RADER is back from his vocotion 
looking more hale and hearty than ever. 
MRS. VAN ZANDT who recently left the 
company will certainly be missed. 

There ore several in the Machine Shop 

who will round out three years with Ryan's 
this next month, and o number who have 
been here much longer than that. Must not 
be such a bad place to work. 

Most all of our second shift news we owe 
to I he "Ghost Writer" and to another 
anonymous contribution left in our drawer. 
Thanks "wraithfully," spooks. 


Purchasing Paragraphs 

by Pat Eden 

Whipping up hair-dos, airplanes and per- 
sonalities is only a part of the accomplish- 
ments of the Purchasing Department these 
days. We run short of priority hair-pins ond 
we model upsweeps. Hove you noticed 
ROSIE DRAKE? Materials for airplanes — 
well just get into conversation with any one 
of the buyers! Who is the guy who calls 
on JANE before 8:30 Soturday mornings? 
A. K. COX is off refreshing himself with 
a vacofion; his report probably will be for 
publication at the next issue. We hove bid 
fond farewells to several since we last went 
to press. EDIE KING from the follow-up 
division has returned to her profession as 
o nurse in Los Angeles. MAXINE MILLER 
has gone domestic on us and is now found 
in the vinicity of Huntington Beach catch- 
ing up on her ambitions for a smooth sun- 
tan. GINGER COMBSTOCK is so happily 
busy canning points to defeat the Japs 
and Axis. RUTH MAYER, formerly of DPC, 
is iri competition with Ginger as for as 
the conning of the victory garden goes and 
enjoying her lovely home at Pacific Beach. 
We have become receptionists to MABEL 
LEWIS in the order department as the dork- 
eved loss from the South Pacific. Soft-voiced 
MARGARET QUINN is a popular newcomer. 
BYRL WILTON is a refreshing person who 
has so much vivaciousness. DEANE FLYNN 
is well molded or hove you observed? DORO- 
THY DE BOLED left the WAACS to be 
MR. BECK'S secretary. By the way, Mr. 
Beck has gone and purchased a home In 
North Park, wonder what was wrong with 
Pacific Beach — too much fog to keep up 
with the chicken ranch? BOB STEVENSON 
is the dapper gentleman who finds every- 
thing from clothes baskets to pork chops 
(I mean for airplanes! . DREW SUTTON 
is the one for the early war-risers. He ar- 
rives in time to switch on the lights and he 
|ust cannot wait for the postman always. 
Wonder how MR. WILKINSON likes sun- 
conditioned Texas. CHRIS JONES might help 
on a description of the lone-star city of 
San Antonio, too, since she recently re- 
turned from her vacation with her husband, 
Harry, who was stationed there. BOB GROVE 

— 28 — 

Chin Music 

by Herman Mcrtindale 
of Monifold Assembly, Second Shift. 

Noticing the absence of a column in the 
Flying Reporter devoted to our department, 
little Hoiman the Spider Jig Kid decided 
to try his hand at o spot of journalism. 
So here goes. 

WALDO OPTER, our new leadman, is 
right on the beam. This department dis- 
covered it hod a clever cartoonist in the 
person of H. L. WILSON, principal of Cen- 
tral School's elementory grades. He is work- 
ing at Ryan until school opens this fall. 
Cartoons of different workers in the deport- 
ment caused mony chuckles. "SLEEPY" of 
course was o fovorite subject. 

While at work on the spider jig under the 
tutelage of BLACK IE, your reporter finished 
working feverishly on a certain job and said, 
"How does it look?" "Fine," Blockie on- 
swered, "only I wish she wasn't sitting with 
her bock to me." 

Our department has its own Round Table 
discussions during the lunch period. Five or 
six intellectuols group themselves around 
whatever is handy and discuss anything from 
mining to how to moke love. Next time you 
notice a group of men waving sandwiches 
in the air and making chin music, you'll 
know whot I mean. JOE is always asking 
what's on the Round Table for the evening. 

Our department went almost lOO^o on 
blood donoticns, wisecracking about "90- 
proof blood" etc. Our gong were real sports, 
though, and eager to donate to such a worthy 

I'm running out of juice so will write 
finis on this column until next time. 

is the follow-up man with first-hand in- 
formation directly from Uncle Sam's training 
posts. He has returned to us after two 
months intense training to help keep 'em 
rolling off the production lines. We ore 
glad that he has returned to us since we 
missed his flare for spice during his ab- 
sence. We like our new air-conditioned 
quarters but what we really will welcome 
more is some food from the most-discussed 
spot around, the cofeterio. Won't worm 
lunches be a delicacy? 

NOMA keeps us oil busy even to train- 
ing new operators for the ditto machine! 
The typewriter troubles of ELEANOR and 
ESTHER are well-token care of but regu- 
larly. GLADYS reolly guards the files and 
takes her tours of collection. BETTY is still 
member of the hiking club and can you 
heor her short steps coming! Wonder if 
she jitterbugs? MR. WILLIAMS and 
JOHNNY O'NEIL are really getting things 
done these days — they are two busy people. 
HENRY PIPER returned from his vocation 
with new work too; with his sense of humor 
we con be sure that he will smooth out a 
lot of difficulties. From all thot we can 
gather LOLITA is happy over her new work 
in the mointenonce division of purchasing. 
Could be that MARIE has found new in- 
terests, too? PAULINE, LORRAINE, and 
HILDA are three who really keep up with 
the score. JEAN just loves the ships and 
what a team she and FLORA moke. Sholl 
we christen SARA the coffee queen now 
that ration points have disappeared? Well, 
just leave it to Ensign REEDER to convince 
MR. RIGLEY that birthdays con be busy 
and just a lot of fun. Well, that wheelbar- 
row porode, how obout that? 

Time Studq 

By Dortha Dunston 

Gee, everyone's thinking vacations these days; 

We're all looking forward to that pleasant phase, 

Though deep in our hearts there's a question, it's true- 

"Will they miss me as we'll miss you?" 

Time's been moving on greased roller skates 

'Mid figures and contracts and new deadline dotes. 

For one full week our efforts we massed 

On Bonus reports — production was fast! 

Then up-to-date figures will be the new quirk 

Awaiting DICK BRASS when he comes bock to work. 

KENNY'S acquired a new Red Cross tag. 

He gave his life's blood for our Country's flag. 

A twelve-hour shift he's been working each day 

With not much time off for his family or play. 

Only forty-five minutes he was out of the shop 

Doing his bit for the country on top. 

He has the distinction of our first to go 

To the Blood Donor Center and loyalty show. 

IRENE took four days for a trip to L. A.; 

Her husband come back, but Irene hod to stay. 

But just over night 'til a 'plane flew in 

With on empty seat to park herself in. 

They must have had some wonderful times 

For dollars and dollars just dwindled to dimes. 

What is the reason for bruises on BESS? 

She can't skin her knees like that playing chess! 

Well, her husband returned from a business trip 

The car batt'ry was dead and she made a slip — 

But a literal slip while pushing. You know 

Now, Bessie, the answer — get a tow! 

Not too long ago DON came back upstairs 

Smiling and grinning 'mid curious stares. 

It seems he was timing a job of first class 

When the girl down in welding ran out of gas. 

This war has turned tables in many respects 

And girls pull those gags now, when viewing prospects. 

MAJ. is ignored in this issue — he thinks — 

But golly, that Chrysler is really a jinx. 

One night he put it securely away. 

Glancing back from his doorway he saw it sway! 

Like a well trained horse, it hod tried to follow. 

But that precarious angle made Moj. swallow. 

For there it hung, just caught by a fender. 

And Moj. had to rescue the fourth time offender! 

Smoke From 
A Test Tube 

by Sally and Sue 

Because of the interesting and versatile 
personnel in this department, a series of 
articles on "People You Should Know" is 
being inaugurated in this issue. The first 
one appears below. We hope you'll like the 
write-ups OS well as the guys and gals we 
try to present. 

People You Should Know — Eyes so lovely 
and five foot two, yessirree, she is our new 
chemist in the Lab. Name — MARY ANN 
TOUFF, and she hails from Cincinnati, Ohio, 
which she fondly refers to as Cincee. She 
is firmly convinced that California is the 
land of sunshine and all such, and it hasn't 
taken her long to be convinced, either. We 
think we're lucky to have such a "find" 
in our midst. In addition to being a chemist 
she has also done dietetic work. Her hobby, 
we find, is collecting "labeled" sugar (pre- 
war), or sugar cubes which bear the mark- 
ings or wrappings from distinctive places. 
Her collection includes cubes from all ports 
of the United States and also Germany, 
Italy, and other far flung lands. She has 
them boxed and cataloged at home, and 
when things come to a finely rationed state 
of affairs, she will still be in the sugar (not 
that she needs anything to keep her sweet) . 

Here's one for the files of Robert Ripley, 
no less. Unbelievoble as it may sound, it 
really happened. FORD LEHMAN, popular 
Welding Supervisor who mokes his head- 
quarters in the Laboratory, received a writ- 
ten invitation to dinner signed by five deeply- 
appreciative gals. (If you don't believe us, 
take look in the envelope carried in his 
upper left bond pocket.) It's a common oc- 
currence to see young lady protectively 
escorted by o convoy of men, but imagine 
the comments that were inspired by the 

scene of Ford surrounded completely by a 
bevy of female admirers on o dinner date. 
In THIS town, that is a novelty! Oh yes, 
our faithful and long suffering readers, YOU 
are no doubt wondering why such on action 
was token. As Ford would soy, "Thot's what 
happens when you treat 'em right!" That's 
his secret, fellas. 

A new member of the Ryan Lab Family 
Group has arrived in the person of little 
Kathi Lynn Branch, second daughter of 
TOMMY "T. B." BRANCH. Congratulations, 
Tommy and Irene. It's a pleasant coinci- 
dence that their other daughter, Carol, cele- 
brated her second birthday only four days 
after the arrival of her new little sister. 
"T. B." is quite the fomily man, isn't he? 

Two down and how many to go? That's 
what we were beginning to wonder one day 
in the Lob when things were happening 
thick and fast. When a cry of "Solly!" rent 
the air, and she came running, it was only 
to find MARTIN, "MARTY," "CHUDY" 
CHUDNOFF lying sprawled and helpless, 
after a quick turn around a corner. Too bad, 
Marty, better try non-skids next time, or 
grab for something stable instead of o 
beaker hanging in thin air. 

We heard a red-heoded lassie from 
Scheduling give a plaintive sigh the other 
noon. It sounded so forlorn and lost, we 
decided to investigate. That for-owoy look 
in her eyes wos really due to homesickness. 
"Do you suppose," sold she, "there is any- 
one in this gr-eat big plant from my home 
town?" If you hail from Columbus, North 
Dokoto, you might see HAZEL SHARON of 
Airplane Scheduling, and give her a lift 
over those "homesick" blues. 

Limericks, and such. We've found that 
one of our "boys" con soy them with his 
eyes closed. This is the latest thing we heard 
him utter — 

The gnaw of a gnat, and the gnashing 
Of its teeth as they ccme down a-crashing 

Makes me nervous and gnumb. 

And I lose my aplomb. 
And I'm knot gnear so gnifty and dashing. 

— 29 — 


by Tom and Gerry 

Girls!!! We ore in desperate need of news 
if the Ryanettes column is to be kept going. 
Otherwise, we will be forced to go on a 
strike, more or less, so how's about it? 

News, such as it is: 

JIM BARRY, Supervisor in Manifold Con- 
trol, has received his "1-A" Classification. 
Maybe it won't be long before we see him 
in uniform. 

Ask MR. E. A. MOORE, Production Super- 
intendent, why the bodge system is being 

Bells, and Wedding Bells: 

operator, has finally token the final leap — 
August 10, married in Escondido on her 
vocation. She will now answer to the name 
of Mrs. John Odom. Congratulations, Lorna. 

HAROLD HANGGI, Assistant Foreman in 
Manifold Assembly, has given some comely 
lass in Son Bernardino a ring. When is the 
big event. Honk? 

BUD GROFF, formerly of Manifold Con- 
trol, will soon go to Quontico, Vo., for 
Officer's Training. Congratulations, and best 
of luck! 

Did you know that some girls have dis- 
covered that you get out of a sweater only 
what you put into it? 

So sorry this column is so short, but until 
we can get some cooperation from the girls 
from the other offices, it will continue to 
be so. 

So with this parting word, we hope to 
see you next issue with more interesting 
and better news. 

'Bye for now. 

Yank Boy Gets Jap ! 

OUR BOY ons m ">«' sov cm m ""'^^'^ «ov ects up 

RYAN ST metol-fuieloged primary 
Iroiner, led trend to low-wing types 

RYAN S-C, cobin plane for priypte- 
owner wte, featured oil-metal con- 

Large numbers of Ryan planes are in ihe 
war. But close to the hearts of the men 
who huild them, are the Rvan trained 
flyers — thousands of them — now doing 
such a magnificent job on all fronts. 

Oser Tokyo with Doolittle were /our 
alumni of Ryan flying schools. From 
Europe, from Africa, from the South 
Pacific now come letters froni Ryan 
graduates — fighting flyers whose appre- 
ciation of the Ryan schools' creed of 
"Thoroughness," is its highest tribute. 

Ryan Aeronautical Company is the 
only major aircraft manufacturer which 
also, through its subsidiaries the Ryan 
Schools, operates hundreds of airplanes 

in daily service. In peace, as in war, 
such extensive first hand operational 
knowledge has enabled Ryan to design 
and build unique flying experience into 
a twenty-year succession of performance- 
proven aircraft. 

Although now 100% devoted to the 
all-important assignment of training U.S. 
Army pilots, the Rvan Schools look for- 
ward to again including ci\ilian training 
following Victory. If you or any member 
of your family expects to play a part in 
the future of aviation, write today for 
the interesting new booklet, "So Your 
Boy Wants to Fly." RV.AN SCHOOL OF 
AEKON'.-\L'T(CS. Son Diego. Calif. 0^fruIin.? 
hiiscn: Henifl, Ciilif.. Tticsnn, .\riz. on. JLj^ctrt. t^ BuJ^LcL LUeJ^l 

RYAN PT-22. one o( Afmy'i ifan- 
dofd primory Iramir^g plone 'ypei. 




Ryan School of A«fO' 
noutici, tomooi peoce- 

training fine U.S Afmv 
piloll, follows one 
creed- Thoreughneit 


Modern engineefing 
-r flying viperience. 
Typicoi teiult- Ryoo 
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lemi ore now uied on 
the fine it plonei of 
Other monofactuferi. 

RYAN PT?S, tuperbly engineered 
ploitic- bonded plywood Iroiner, 










You may be interested to know that we've attracted attention 
all over the country with the phenomenal success of our whirl- 
wind two-day War Bond drive last month. One of the national 
aviation magazines has asked for an exclusive article on how we 
put over the campaign. 

As you've probably realized, we put it over through one of the 
finest examples of management-labor teamwork seen in America. 
Representatives of the labor unions and the company manage- 
ment sat down together, in advance, to plan the drive. They 
organized it to the last tiny details, and then carried through their 
plans at top speed with closely-dovetailed cooperation. 

I think all of us — employees and management alike — got to 
know each other better during the drive, and came out of it on 
terms of even better friendship than before. One of the finest 
tokens of good feeling I've ever known (and one which was 
reported in newspapers all over the country) came when Bill 
Salmon, financial secretary of the CIO local, told us over the 
public address system: 

"We believe that the Ryan management is really living up to 
its slogan of making Ryan 'A Better Place to Work.' We don't see 
any further need for a strike fund here, so we're closing out that 
fund and putting it into War Bonds." 

With that kind of good feeling between labor and management, 
this company can go on to do greater and greater things in the 
aviation world. 




Sendi uou tkli 

Bssage of ImpDrtance 

The Ryan Aeronautical Company has 
now arransed to offer every employee a 
basic home-study training course in Aircraft 
fundamentals on a plan by which each em- 
ployee is afforded the opportunity to receive 
a full reimbursement of his tuition 

Employees of every department — regardless 
of salary and length of service — d,xz entitled to 
enroll for this training course offered by the 
Ryan Aeronautical Institute. 

Read every word in this folder -- VOUR FUTURE IS 


Would you like to get a complete course of training in Aircraft 
Construction and Maintenance — exactly the some course now 
being sold to the public at $120.00 — and have the entire cost of 
the training paid by the Ryan company? 

Well, you can! 

Yes, the company is willing to provide the full 28-lesson home 
study course, compiled by the Ryan Aeronautical institute, for all 
employees who ore willing to take the course and put in some 
serious study on it. 

Here's how: 

When you sign up for the course, you agree to pay $2.50 each 
week until you've put up $25.00. This amount, deducted from 
your pay checks in weekly installments, is oil you are asked 
to pay at any time — and every cent of it is refunded to you if 
you complete the course and pass the final examination with a 
grade of 90% or better. 

If your grade on the final exam is 90% or better you get bock 
the entire $25.00 you have paid for the course. If your grade 
is between 80% and 90% on your final exam, you are refunded 
$22.50, and if you score between 70% and 80%, you get $20.00 
back. Since the final examination is not a difficult one, the 
company figures that everybody who seriously studies the course 
can easily do better than 70% on the teit. If you fall below 
70% it will be a sure sign that you haven't put forth sufficient 
effort, and you won't be entitled to any refund. 

If you ore seriously interested in KNOWING MORE about your 
job — if you really wont to get ahead in the aircraft industry, this 
training course is just what you ore looking for. It gives you the 
brood understanding of the whole field that you need to speed 
you along the rood to success as o skilled aircraft worker, mechanic, 
pilot, or service technician. It is beneficial to every employee in 
office work, maintenance, service, or production. 

No time is better than right now for getting ahead in aviation. 
There's a crying need for TRAINED MEN AND WOMEN, and 
opportunity for quick advancement as they prove their knowledge 
and ability. Aircraft manufacture and maintenance is a technical 
field that holds a real future for men and women who are really 
willing to LEARN something about it. That is the reason your 
company has mode this training plan available, to help you get 
exactly the training and knowledge you need to take advantage 
of future opportunities. 

The enrollment period is open from Oct. 4;h to Oct. 31st. 
No enrollments will be accepted after this month, so study this 
folder, see the sample set of lessons at the Industrial Training 
Office, and register your enrollment NOW. 


The $25.00 that you are charged for this course is the price 
paid to the Ryan Aeronautical Institute. The Ryan Aeronautical 
Company will return ALL or PART of that $25.00 to you on the 
basis of your final examination grade. Here is the refund schedule: 

Grade 90% to 100% — You receive a refund of $25.00 

Grade 80% to 90% — You receive a refund of $22.50 

Grade 70% to 80% — You receive a refund of $20.00 
Grade below 70% — No refund. 

The assembled examination will be held under the supervision 
of Ryan Aeronautical Institute instructors. Each student will be 
notified of the time and place. 


The Ryan Institute course in Aircraft Construction and Main- 
tenance is furnished complete to each employee at the tima of 
enrollment. You also receive the Data Sheet Reference Manual, 
Study Paper, Instruction Sheets, and a preliminary Study Guide. 
The entire course is furnished with a shelf-box container. This 
all becomes your property, and belongs to you. 

Correction of all papers will be done by the Ryan Aercnoutical 
Institute, and all papers will be mailed to them for correction 
and grading. Your work will be carefully checked and graded 
by the Ryan Instructors, and returned to you with complete 
answer sheets, so that every subject is mode clear and simple. 
Throughout your course the Ryan Instructors serve you as per- 
sonal guides assisting you in your Home Study Lessons. 

A final group examination will be held at the end of the course, 
under the supervision of the Ryan Institute. You will be notified 
of that exact dote and place well in advance, so you will have an 
opportunity to prepare for the exam and earn your highest grade. 


Your Ryan Institute Diploma is issued on satisfactory comple- 
tion of the course, and is your distinctive mark of ability and 
knowledge. This diploma will be on accomplishment you will be 
proud to show — because it is a measure of YOUR study end 

Your Ryan Diploma is issued as a certificate of graduation and 
will be issued directly from the Ryan Aeronautical Institute. 




When you sign up for the Ryan Aeronautical Institute's 
home study course in Aircraft Construction and Mainten- 
ance, here's what you get: 

You get a series of eight textbooks, size 8 V2 by 1 1 inches, 
averaging 65 pages each, neatly boxed in an attractive shelf container. 
These books cover the whole field of aircraft construction and maintenance 
in simple, easy-to-understand language. They're printed in large type that's 
easy on the eyes, and illustrated with hundreds of big drawings and diagrams. 

Book 1 covers Types of Aircroft and Principles of Physics; Book 2, Theory 
of Flight, Aerodynamics and Mechanics; Book 3, Types of Construction; 
Book 4, Wing Construction; Book 5, Control Surfaces and Their Operation; Book 6, 
Landing Gears; Book 7, Aircraft Engines and Engine Accessories; Book 8, Propellers. 

In addition, you get a large Data Sheet Manual containing dozens of mathematical 
tables, formulae and other reference material that will come in handy throughout 
a lifetime career in aviation. You also get a pad of special Work Sheets — and as 
many extra pods as you need — on which to work out the interesting problems and 
assignments that come with each lesson. 

All your papers will be read, graded, and returned to you with personal comments from the 
faculty of the Ryan Aeronauticol Institute — all highly-trained technical educators. As you get 
each of your corrected papers back, you'll also get a sheet showing the ideal "perfect answer" to 
each assignment. 

As soon as you complete this home study course, you receive a handsome diplomo from the 
Ryan Aeronautical Institute. 

Your course, assignments and books are exactly the same as those the outside student must pay 
$120 for. Everything he gets, you get — including the personal, sympathetic help that the Insti- 
tute gives each pupil via correspondence. 

The Ryan Institute has mode this course possible at this very low cost only because it is a group 
offer to a large number of students. 263 men and women of the Ryan Aeronautical Company 
hove already enrolled for this course, and another 2,287 employees of the Consolidated Vultee Air- 
craft Corporation hove signed up. A large print order, and mass production economies in mailing and 
record-keeping enables the Ryan Aeronautical Institute to offer this some course to you at this 
low price. 

However, all company-underwritten students must enroll at approximately the same time to 
moke these economies possible. Therefore, a deadline has been set for Ryan Company enroll- 
ments, and if you wont to enroll, you should sign up as soon as possible. 



SIGH UP NT nnv or these poihts 

Industrial Training Office 2nd Floor, New Office 

BIdg. (over cafeteria) 

Production Superintendent's Office Miss Koenig 

Production Control Department Cunningham's Office 

Engineering Department R. B. Codding 

Final Assembly Desk 

Wing Assembly Desk 

Manifold Department Desk 

Tooling Department Desk 

Drop hiommer Department Desk 



The eight vital subjects covered in your course are put up in 
separate books so you con handle them easily. All together, there 
are 28 interesting lessons. Here, in simple everyday language. 

the important essentials of aviation are clearly outlined for you. 
YOUR JOB will be more interesting as you learn the basic prin- 
ciples of aviation development, construction, and mointenance. 

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Leorn now, easily and clearly, through this 
interesting course. The 509 pages exploin in 
easy-to-understand fashion the important prin- 
ciples you wont to learn. 279 illustrations — 
28 pages of sketch book pictures, oil to help 
you gain the real understanding of aviation 
that you want! 

The true story of the risky plane 

flight that rescued MacArthur from 


by Keith Monroe 

"We thought our number was up when they told us 
where we were going," said Staff Sergeant Herbert M. 
Wheatley. "We were to be sent in to Mindanao after 
General MacArthur." 

Wheatley was the tail gunner of the San Antone 
Rose II, Flying Fortress at an Australian base. To- 
day he is flying a Ryan trainer as he learns to be an 
Army pilot, but in March of 1942 he was part of the 
crew of one of the few American bombers in the 
Pacific war zone. In those days he was going on com- 
bat missions almost daily — but he thought he was 
starting on his last one when his crew was briefed to 
bring out MacArthur. 

"One rescue ship hod already failed," Wheatley 
recalled. "It cracked up trying to land on the tiny 
field at Mindanao, Besides which, we knew we'd be 
flying alone over Jap territory almost the whole way. 
So we figured we'd need luck even to end up as pris- 

Usually the squadron commander simply waved 
good-bye as a plane started on a mission. This time 
he come out to the ship and gave each man three 
cartons of cigarettes. The crew members decided he 
didn't think they'd be coming back. 

The bomber's big motors were running as smoothly 
as a fine clock when it was ready to take off. All day 
long AAF mechanics had been working over the Son 
Antone Rose II, checking every detail to guard against 
failure in the air. As the big Flying Fortress roared 
down the runway soon after sunset, everyone at the 
field was on hand to see her take off. 

The evening sky was empty as the bomber headed 
out across the Arafura Sea. Lieutenant Rob Roy Cor- 
ruthers, the navigator, laid a course which swung 
wide around the whole Celebes area — the crew wasn't 
hunting for arguments on this trip. They saw only a 
single Jap freighter before darkness fell. 

Jap-conquered Dovao was a bright cluster of lights 
beneath them as they soared in over the Philippines. 
The confident brown men weren't bothering about 
blackouts. They weren't bothering about an air pqtrol 
either, because there were no Nipponese planes to 

(Continued on PQge 

October 1 
1 9 4 3 

Published every three weeks for Empluveei and Fnend: of 


Through the Public Relations Department 

•ix -ir ^ ii 


Edil-or Keith Monroe 

Associate Editor Sue Zinn Gunt-horp 

Sports Editor Fred Osenburg 

Staff Artists Frances Statler; Joe Thein 

George Duncan; Paul Hoffman 
Staff Photographers Tommy Hixson; Frank Martin 

Special Features Page 

The Last Plane from the Philippines I 

— a IhrilHiig tale of a memorable flight. 
It Ain't Hay! - 3 

—//it' Bonus Plan and hozt' it zvorks. 
What's the Big Idea? 5 

— about new Suggestion System methods. 
Hydropress Headache - 6 

— hozi' s'ncat and miracles averted a slowdown. 

Meet Mac Cottrell 8 

We Go "Over the Top" 10 

— results of the War Bond Drive. 
What about Manpower? 1 I 

— e.vplaining the nezv "Manpower Program." 
Five Years or More at Ryan 1 3 

— Bill Davies - Tooling. 

What's Cookin'? 25 

Sports - 26 

Beauty Isn't Rafioned 28 

Ryan Trading Post 29 

Departmental News 

Accounting Accounts by Margaret Nelson 18 

Chin Music by Herman Martindale 17 

Dispatching by Gerald Ryan 14 

From the Beam by Pat Kelly - 24 

Here and There by Jonnie Johnson..- — 21 

Hither and Yon 18 

Machine Shop by Dorothy Wheeler 19 

Manifold Production Control 

ftv F. Marie Louden 14 

Manifold Small Parts 20 

Merlin News 22 

Mo Loft Sez by George 23 

Plant Engineering by Flonnie Freeman 21 

Plant Personalities by .lack Graham 19 

Putt Putts on Parade by Ez'clyn Duncan 24 

Ryanettes by Gerry Wright and Ruth Dougherty 1 6 

Smoke from a Test Tube by .S'ally and Sue 22 

Stacks 'n' Stuff by Manny Fohlde 17 

Time Study Observations b\> Dortha Dunston.... 18 

Wing Tips by R. P. Mersey 23 

Copy deadline For next issue is October 11 

The Walking Reporter 

By Ye Ed 

Things we never knew till now . . . That Vic 
Odin, our Wind Tunnel columnist, has written a novel 
. . . That Maynard Lovell's son is a Commando, I 
judging from a rather cryptic telegram Maynard re- * 
ceived a few weeks ago. . . , That Bill Billings, chief 
supervisor in Quality Control, once turned down a 
job OS baseball broadcaster. 


Billings, incidentally, was quite a hit on the Public 
Address system during our War Bond drive. His deep 
voice and he-man style of delivery caught everyone's 
ears. . . . The ultimate compliment came from one 
of the girls in his own department. "You were won- 
derful," she told him. "You sounded just like Hum- 
phrey Bogart." 

Tucked away in a quiet corner of our administra- 
tion building is a Ryan enterprise which is virtually 
unknown to nearly everyone in our own organization, 
yet is pretty important to three thousand people scat- 
tered from North Africa to the islands of the South 
Pacific. It's the Ryan Aeronautical Institute, which 
teaches aircraft construction and maintenance via 
correspondence. It has students in other aircraft 
plants, in the Army and Navy — and even in intern- 
ment camps for American Japs. . . . Incidentally, 
this month you get a chance to take the same home- 
study course they're taking, with the Ryan Company 
paying your expenses. Read the folder inserted in 
this issue of Flying Reporter! 

Our spies are back from the University of Califor- 
nia's extension division. They report that several Ryan 
men are leading double lives — teaching classes for 
war workers after their day's chores at the plant. 
Our spies spotted Bill Bunson, Wally Borden, Fred 
Rossicker, Bill von den Akker, Jim Scurlock, John 
Zihiman, and Not Archer. 

Those new mercury-vapor lights in the assembly 
building caused a little consternation at first. "Who's 
been messing with our green paint?" cried one indig- 
nant painter, the first time he applied a brush in the 
new building. "This is the damnedest shade of green 
I ever saw." . . . "Honey, you'd better go to the 
first aid room. Your face looks positively yellow," 
one girl told another anxiously. . . . And there was 
the plant guard who sat down to enjoy a hearty lunch 
of chicken sandwiches his first night in the new 
building. When he opened his sandwiches he threw 
them all out. Spoiled, he said. 

The oil comoonies are reported ready to "offer 
suggestions to Mr. Ickes." And at the same time 
they're undoubtedly preparing to duck. 

T. Claude Ryan remarked the other day that some 
current postwar advertising is leading Mr. and Mrs. 
America to expect merchandise "that not even Super- 
man could produce." . . . Claude just doesn't know 


What is the Bonus Plan? How does it work? 
How do employees benefit by it? 

Ain^t Hay! 

by M. M. Clancy 

The purfosc of the Bonus Plan at Ryan, 
as in other manufaeturing plants, is to 
speed lip production and, at the same time, 
to rezvard the worker by offering an in- 
centive for the "extra effort" he puts in. 
To be successful the plan must be simple, 
as fair as possible, and the workers must 
understand just how it operates. 

Many nezv employees have joined Ryan 
since the Bonus Plan was first inaugurated 
here. Undoubtedly they have questions they'd 
tike to have answered. So here it is, folks, 
an article by M. M. Clancy of Methods 
Engineering, who, at the suggestion of the 
War Production Drive Committee, has 
agreed to discuss the Bonus Plan through 
the pages of Flying Reporter. 

The Ryan Bonus System is a group in- 
centive plan based on premium payment for 
all work completed in a given period over 
a standard allowance. Unit times on all 
production jobs are established through 
means of time study. When the unit times 
for oil operations in the bonus group, mul- 
tiplied by the number of parts completed, 
add up to more than the actual hours worked 
by the employees in producing the parts, 
then the bonus earned by the group is 
figured. This is in direct ratio to the "time" 
gained over the actual hours worked. 

Example: Suppose the Manifold Depart- 
ment were producing one type of mani- 
fold with a unit time of 50 hours, and they 
produced 440 manifolds in one week. The 
"allowed time" would be 50 x 440 or 
22,000 hours. Now suppose the total "actual 
time" worked by the group in producing 
440 manifolds was 20,000 hours, then the 
bonus for the group would be computed as 

22,000 minus 20,000 = 2,000 hours 
gained. This 2,000 hours gained divided by 
the 20,000 hours worked equals 10%, the 
bonus rate for this group. 

What is "unit time"? 

"Unit time" is the length of time it 
takes an average worker to perform an oper- 
ation. This is then the standard time, which 
is established by Time Study. 

What is "allowed time"? 

"Allowed time" Is the number of hours 
earned when the "unit time" is multiplied 
by the number of parts completed. 

What is "time allowance"? 

"Time allowance" is time which cannot 
be established as unit time. For example: 
Experimental jobs, non-productive labor, 
jobs on which it is impossible to follow the 
operations set up on the production order 
due to lack of proper tools, material or 
equipment. Bonus is not paid on such jobs. 

Unit times will be changed only when 
there is an obvious error, change in design, 
moterial, processes, operations or tooling. 

Estimated unit times which are noted on 
operation sheets by an asterisk may be 
changed at the discretion of the company 
if error in unit time is found to be in ex- 
cess of 5% of the actual time study when 
this is mode at a later dote. 

How is the Bonus paid? 

Bonus is paid to bonus groups, which will 
consist of stations, departments or groups 
of departments as designated. The percent 
bonus earned will be based on your regular 
pay check for the some week before deduc- 
tions are made. Example: If your gross earn- 
ings for a bonus week is $50.00 and your 
bonus for the same week is 10.0%, then 
your bonus check will be $5.00 less tax 
deductions. Bonus payments are limited to a 
maximum of 25%. 

The success of the Bonus Plan depends 
on the full cooperation and interest of em- 
ployees in the bonus groups. It will mean 

extra money in your pocket when you can 
perform your work in less time thon the 
unit time set for your operation. Ask your 
leadmon or foreman the unit time for your 
operation, and you can figure from that 
how many units you will have to produce 
in o day to make a bonus. It might take 
a little extra effort on your part, or in 
most cases, perhaps a little better planning 
of your job will do the trick. It is amazing 
how much time can be gained by eliminat- 
ing unnecessary movements such as walk- 
ing ten feet for a tool that you could just 
as well have within reach with a little care- 
ful planning. For example, set your wrench 
or portable drill down near where you are 
going to use it next. Five minutes saved 
every hour for a group of 1 00 employees 
omounts to 400 hours gained on your bonus 
week. This amounts to over 8% bonus, 
and that ain't hoy. 

New employees will receive earned bonus 
from date of hire, and employees paid off 
will receive earned bonus up to date of 

The above is a general outline of how 
the Bonus Plan works. However, there are 
many details that enter into the bonus pro- 
cedure that may be a little confusing to 
some employees. If you have any questions 
on the bonus, ask your foreman or ask a 
Time Study man. In the meantime, your 
questions will be appreciated if sent to 
the writer. In the next issue of Flying Re- 
porter we will answer all questions on the 
Bonus Plan which are received by October 
9th. Address your questions to M. M. Clancy, 
Methods Engineering. 

Ryan workers are taking home extra greenbacks 
every week for their extra effort on the job 

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Here's a sample of the 
new red, white and blue 
suggestion forms that 
you'll now find in the 
suggestion boxes. This 
one has been properly 
completed by John Doe. 


Name fPrnx; . - c/^/^/V' Z/ ^ £^ Department ..C-.'.j!.. Clock Ho.^-^62..... 

Subject y^y j^at9/rfi^^ /f/^a4-/^ c^ia/yie 

Part Number ^-oStfT.. Tool Number C^Jf^iZ, 

[^Increase Production [^f Improve Methods 

Q Improve Safety n Save Time 

. Date . 


I Believe My f Cbtck 

Idea Will: \-Vhich 

O Conserve Motenol 
in '"ipro^ Quality 

Write your idea cleorly and completely Name port ond article, and operations affected. Be accurate in giving nxjchme locotiofw, etc Use space 
on bock of this blank for necessary sketches If more space is needed for description or sketches use another sheet, and ottoch it to this blonk. 

Detoils of my suggeston ore Z^^t-**^*^ T^IfSC^O^ UCCX^tC^^^t^ ta> yOAc^C^ ^^/t^tU^ 


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In submitting the above suggestion, I certify thot some is of my own origin in its opplicotion to Ryan production methods. 

// /or any retion iuggfitor Joes not wiih to gitf bis name it is not requsred ibtt be do so, hut m such 

cases the War Production Drive Committee will be unable to contact the suggestor regarding his idea or _ ^ y~r^ 

any award which would otherwise be made. //^^^•'^^f^'t^ ^^ 1 j ^^ 


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What's the Big 

Labor and manasement go to town in devising new 
streamlined methods for Ryan's suggestion system 

"Wait awhile, hasn't something 
new been added?" exclaimed John 
Doe as he pulled a shop suggestion 
form out of one of the factory sug- 
gestion boxes. 

And John was right. 

In fact, John, the whole sugges- 
tion system has undergone a bit of 
streamlining, as it were, designed 
to moke the most of the ideas you 
and other John Does at Ryan are 
turning in. The new, simplified 
methods come as a result of the 
experience gained in handling more 
than one thousand suggestions 
which Ryanites have turned in to 
the Labor-Management War Pro- 
duction Drive Committee since the 
Suggestion System was inaugurated 
a little over a year ago. 

We've found out one big thing in 
that year. Ryanites have ideas — 
good ideas — and they're anxious to 
pass them along. This has led to 

the major change in our suggestion 

When the original plans were 
drawn up a year ago, every effort 
was made to keep John Doe anony- 
mous until his suggestion had been 
investigated and evaluated. We 
thought it would be fairer that way 
— but it wasn't. Once in a while 
John didn't make quite clear on 
paper the change in operation that 
he had so clearly in mind. As a 
result good suggestions may have 
gone by the board simply because 
the originator of the idea couldn't 
be contacted for additional infor- 
mation. It's often quite difficult to 
put into words descriptions of exact 
operations on the production line. 
It's equally difficult sometimes to 
understand what someone else has 
written concerning a particular 
operation when you aren't actually 
on the job yourself. Time and again. 

those who have investigated the 
various suggestions have wished 
they could actually talk with John, 
have him demonstrate right on the 
job how his particular suggestion 
would speed things up or save stra- 
tegic materials. Under the old sys- 
tem it couldn't be done. 

But under the new system, it can! 
For every suggestion blank now car- 
ries a line for the suggestor's signa- 
ture. As another aid to clarifying 
suggestions, the reverse side of each 
suggestion blank is now graphed to 
facilitate a detailed and accurate 
drawing if the suggestion involves 
a modification or change that re- 
quires a sketch. 

This business of signing your 
name to your ideas has some other 
advantages, too. It used to be that 
while all the investigation of John 
Doe's suggestion was going on — 
while it was being handled by the 
committee, referred to those con- 
cerned for investigation, returned 
to the committee and acted upon 
— John, who hadn't heard from the 
suggestion since he dropped it in 
the box, was traipsing back and 
forth to the bulletin board and scan- 
ning it for some listing of sugges- 
tion numbers and their disposition. 
Quite often the bulletin board was 
out of John's way and wear and tear 
on shoe leather and disposition left 
much to be desired. 

Now, within a very few days after 
he deposits his suggestion, John will 
receive by inter-office mail an 

(Continued on Page 20) 


Here are the members of the Labor-Management War Production Drive Committee: Norman Edwards, Manifold Welding; M. M. 
Clancy, Methods Engineering; Wm. Van den Akker, assistant to the production superintendent; William Wagner, director of public 
relations and co-chairman of the WPD committee, Charles Anderson, Tooling, also co-chairman of the committee, and R. G. Plummet 
of Manifold Development. 

— 5 — 

To avert a worl< stoppage in the factory, Ryan men eased out a three-ton hydropress ram without 
touching it... got a flat car hooked onto a passenger train... and worked 20 hours without rest. 
Here's the hectic story. 



The minute Vic DuShoune saw the oil 
leaking from the hydropress, he knew what 
it meant. 

"I felt weak all over," he related after- 
ward. "I'd been through the mill with that 
big brute twice before in the last three years, 
and when I sow the telltale trickle of oil 
from the hydropress that meant its main 
cylinder was broken, I began getting tired 
right then." 

The last time the hydropress cylinder had 
gone out, two weeks passed before the giant 
machine was bock in operation again. But 
a two-week delay now would be disastrous, 
DuShuone knew. Too many Ryan produc- 
tion lines were being fed by parts which hod 
to go through the hydropress. Unfinished 
parts would pile up all over the factory, 
workers would find themselves empty- 
handed, Ryon shipments to the war fronts 
would dwindle. DuShuane knew that he and 
his Mechanical Maintenance deportment 
would have to get that hydropress fixed in 
a hurry. 

The foreman sent a rush coll to his super- 
ior, Durward Palmer, who heads the Plant 
Engineering department. Workmen were 
already beginning the long, long job of 
dismantling the press when he arrived. 
Palmer groaned under his breath as he saw 
the broken cylinder. He knew, as DuShuane 
did, that it could never be used again. 

"Don't spare the horses, boys," Palmer 
said. "If we can't get that press running 
inside of a week our production men ore 
going to be throwing themselves out of 
windows. There's o new main cylinder on 
order. Maybe I can r'ar back and pass a 
miracle, and get the cylinder delivered here 
right away." 

He ambled away, his round face as placid 
as always. He was thinking hard, though. 
He knew the immense five-ton cylinder had 
been ordered nine months ago. If all this 
time had passed without delivery, wouldn't 
it take a super-miracle to get the cylinder 
to Ryan within the next few days? 

Picking up the telephone in his office. 
Palmer called Ed Sherman in the Account- 
ing department. Sherman is the company's 
Traffic Manager — the expert at tracking 
down delayed shipments and speeding them 
on their way. 

"Ed, we've hod trouble before, but never 
anything as bad as this," Palmer told him. 
"The hydropress is busted — just when it 
was working right up to top capacity. There's 
going to be an awful jam in the factory 
if we can't fix it fast." 

"What do you need?" Sherman asked. 
"That new main cylinder we've been beg- 
ging for since lost January?" 

"That's the gadget. Try and dynamite it 
loose, will you?" 

— 6 — 

"Right," the Traffic Manager responded. 

Then began a period of tronscontinental 
telephoning, many telegroms, and much long- 
distance string-pulling from Sherman's desk. 
Sherman hos good friends strategically lo- 
cated in express offices, railroad companies 
and trucking firms across the country. He 
asked favors from a lot of them in the next 
three days. 

By stroke of phenomenal luck, the 
cylinder hod finally been finished by its 
manufacturer and shipped out of the factory 
in Moline, Illinois. But it might take weeks 
crossing the continent, with war-jammed 
freight trains and troop-loaded Pullmans 
choking every route. So Sherman kept tele- 
phoning, and finolly located the cylinder in 
Chicago. There he got bad news. 

The cylinder hod been loaded on a slow 
freight train which at that moment was pre- 
paring to steam out of Chicago. The cylinder 
was packed tightly in the end of a freight 
car, which would have to be completely 
unloaded to get at it. 

Sherman explained the situation to Jim 
Brownlee, the National Carlooding Corpora- 
tion's Son Diego manager. It was this com- 
pany which hod packed the cylinder; its 
Chicago office was the only hope of rescuing 
the shipment from the slow freight train. 

"It would hove been easy for that Cor- 
looding manager in Chicago to tell us, 
'Sorry, but the train has already left,' " 
Sherman pointed out. "We never would have 
known the difference, and it would hove 
saved him a whale of a lot of trouble and 
expense. But he didn't. He's willing to break 
his bock for the war effort, just like any 
guy at the fighting front or in a war plant. 
He got that whole freight car unloaded, 
hauled our cylinder out, and relooded the 
rest of the cor before the train left. It cost 
him $450, but he did it." 

With the cylinder rescued, the next prob- 
lem was to get it to Son Diego at top speed. 
"Send it by express," Sherman requested. 

"Express? For an 11 , 000-pound box? 
That'll cost you a thousond dollars," was 
the answer. "Never mind," Sherman rapped, 
"express it." 

Tq take this hydropress apart, install a five-tan cylinder, and reassemble the press is 
a two-week job. Ryan men did it in six days. 

The Railway Express Company had to do 
some fast figuring, but it cooperated en- 
thusiastically when it learned of the emer- 
gency confronting Ryan. Within a few hours 
after the cylinder had been unloaded from 
the freight car, a crane had deposited it on 
a flat car. The flat car was hooked between 
the locomotive and the baggage car of a 
crack passenger train — an almost unpre- 
cedented breach of railroad protocol — and 
two days later it was in Los Angeles. Check- 
ers kept track of its progress through every 
station, to make sure that it wasn't side- 

However, at Los Angeles more trouble 
developed. Sherman had arranged for the 
flat cor to be switched onto a San Diego 
train; but the passenger train from Chicago 
ran behind schedule, and when it pulled into 
Los Angeles the fast freight for San Diego 
had already left. There wouldn't be another 
till the following day. 

Sherman promptly phoned the Turner Ex- 
press Service, a trucking company in Los 
Angeles, which agreed to pack the cylinder 
onto one of its big trucks and rush it down 
to Son Diego. Four hours later the cylinder 
was here. 

In the meantime out on the factory floor, 
a crew of picked men under Vic DuShaune 
hod been working day and night to get the 
hydropress ready for the installation of the 
new main cylinder. For all its great size, 
the hydropress is as delicate as a Swiss 
watch, A single slip or scratch might ruin 
it irreparably. Executives and supervisors all 
over the factory held their breath, almost 
literally, for hour after hour while the main- 
tenance experts eased out the main ports 
an inch at a time. 

The men who worked on the job had to 
raise the 20-ton head, drain 700 gallons 
of oil, and remove the crocked 10,800- 
pound cylinder. But the part of that whole 
nightmare job which worried them most was 
taking out the three-ton ram of the hydro- 

Of highly-polished, slippery steel, the 
ram couldn't even be touched — one bump, 
one scrape, even one tiny flake of metal 
would damage it seriously. The ram had to 
be raised by jacks wedged under it at a 
wide angle, and held there while rollers 
were inserted beneath it to slide it out. 
"It was frightfully complicated," DuShaune 
soys. "All the time we were doing it I was 
wishing I were away on a fishing trip." 

Working against the clock, the mainten- 
anceman managed to get the hydropress 
ready before the new cylinder arrived. Un- 
der leadman Delmar Conde, four hardened 
trouble-shooters voluntarily labored twenty 
hours without rest in order to finish the job. 
They were Clair West, Bill Cundiff, J. C. 
Jones and Horry Gillespie. 

The same five men went back to work 
on the press as soon as the new cylinder 
arrived. Putting it in, and reassembling the 
giant machine, took them 36 hours. During 
the lost few hours. Stamping foreman Adolph 
Bolger and his men were standing around, 
first on one foot and then the other, itching 
for the chance to get back into action. 
Consolidated hod granted them use of its 
own hydropress, as port of the machine- 
pooling plan set up by the Aircraft War 
Production Council. But this had been slow 
and inconvenient, and work hod been piling 
up hour by hour. Bolger hod dies lined up 
all around the hydropress, ready to start 
stamping the instant the maintenance men 
finished their work. "We were waiting there 
like bunch of grasshoppers," Bolger said. 
"Brother, we watched those repair men like 
a sprinter watches the starter's gun." 

It was six days, almost to the hour, from 
the time the hydropress broke until the 
time the maintenance men finished their 
final test of the new installation and stepped 
aside with the signal to go ahead. "It was 
a pretty close shove," admitted John Van 
Der Linde, general assembly foreman, a few 
days later. "Production never actually 
stopped. But if we'd hod to wait for that 
hydropress just a few hours longer, there 
would have been a lot of idle machines in 
the plant." 


Although it is unlikely that such a happy 
grin would require an introduction, there 
may be a newcomer in the crowd who 
doesn't know W. M. Cottrell, Engineering's 
Chief Draftsman. So, ladies and gentlemen, 
may we present "Mac" Cottrell, deep-sea 
fisherman de luxe, yachtsman extraordinary, 
Coast Guordsman, motorcyclist, collector of 
British Austins and the only man at Ryan 
who has read the D.R.M. 

Mac was born in West Virginia and prob- 
ably would never have left the Switzerland 
of America if his family had not taken a 

vocation trip to California. The sight of 
so much sunshine and sand lured them into 
a full year's residence in Son Diego. This 
enabled Mac to establish his qualifications 
OS o Notive Son by reason of being gradu- 
ated from Son Diego High School. When the 
family returned to Weirton, Mac was packed 
off first to Pitt for a year and then to West 
Virginia University in search of an engi- 
neering degree. But the urge to come back 
to Son Diego was not to be denied. An 
obliging uncle hastened his return by ex- 

— 8 — 

tending a welcome offer of hospitality and 
stressing the proximity of the famous Ryan 
School. Having received the parental bless- 
ing, Mac sped westward and promptly en- 
rolled in the Ryan School. 

His career in the school was short. One 
day he complained to Walter Locke (then 
in charge of the school! that the course wos 
too easy. This is believed to have been the 
only complaint of this nature ever regis- 
tered. Either because he was impressed by 
Cottrell's ambition or because he wonted 
to take a sassy young man down a peg, Walt 

sent Mac to see Millard Boyd and Will Van- 
dermeer, who were designing the Ryan 
S-C. They put him to work on a temporary 

Just when Mac's status merged from the 
temporary into the permanent, no one 
knows. In the absence of any official dic- 
tum to the contrary, we might assume that 
he has been working at Ryan temporarily 
for the past eight years. But the fact that 
he eventually was made project engineer 
in charge of the Ryan trainers, and is now 
Chief Draftsman, is a hint that he is no 
longer here on strictly a trial basis. 

Mac is on ardent disciple of Izaak Wal- 
tonism in all the various manifestations of 
that mental maladjustment. He has con- 
verted many a landlubber by including him 
in fishing party working out of Ensenada. 
Various reports of such activities hove leaked 
into past issues of the Flying Reporter and 
have on occasion been profusely illustrated 
with photographs showing proud anglers 
standing by dead fish. All dead fish look 
alike to the deponent, so this may or may 
not prove that said anglers snaffled said 

ily to put his lotest one in mobile condition 
ogoinst the day when the gas ration shrinks 

Mac's interest in assorted ships of all 
kinds mode him gravitate naturally into the 
Coast Guard auxiliary and is now Junior 
Commander of Flotilla Twelve. This organi- 
zation is honeycombed with sea-going Ryan- 
ites — Joe Johnson, Eddie Glidden, Manley 
Dean, Don Wilcox and Willord Sarsfield all 
play their ports in forming the general im- 
pression that the Coast Guard auxiliary is 
more or less a Ryan appendage — and Mac 
finds it a highly congenial group in which 
to spend Sundays, free evenings, and all 
other spore moments his flotilla commander 
will permit him to devote to it. 

Perhaps it is Mac's many outside interests 
that enable him to maintain his grin when 
everything is snafu and the coils of the 
system seem to be strangling production. Or 
perhaps it is simply that he has seen so 
many snarls unravel themselves during the 
past eight years that he knows snafu is al- 
ways a brief and passing condition at Ryan. 


e Catf-rell Chronology 




First trip to San Diego 


Second trip to San Diego 

— attended S. D. High 



Entered Univ. of Pitts- 



August 25 — Third trip 

to San Diego — entered 

Ryan School 


November 20 — Went to 

work for Ryan Company 


November — Became 

Chief Draftsman 


December — Joined 

Coast Guard Auxiliary 

Mac Cattrell is a glutton for work^ a demon yachtsman and one of Ryan^s most 
eligible bachelors. One of his co-worl<ers ^'tells all'' in this revealing article 



Nathaniel Warman 

dead fish. There ore rumors that some of 
the pictures may be a tribute to the industry 
and sagacity of a more fortunate Mexican. 
Mac really shines when, dressed in his 
Levis and o ten gallon hot, he invades the 
Jackson Hole country in search of trout or 
boss, or whatever one finds in the Jackson 
Hole country. I have heard rumors that 
mostly it is school morms. 

During the big dews of the winter of 
1942-1943, Mac surprised the engineer- 
ing department by appearing in all his 
western regalia. He claimed that the only 
alternate costume in which one could pos- 
sibly have arrived alive was a diving suit. 

Cattrell is on ardent motorcyclist, prefer- 
ring "bikes" of English make — they ore not 
so heavy to push when the inevitable me- 
chanical failure occurs. He also collects 
British Austins and has been laboring might- 

— 9 — 

Foreman Erich Faulwetter presents Mrs. Lillian Nye with the 
$1000 bond she bought to celebrate her firct year here. 

Frank Veil, left, keeps intact his 3 -year perfect attendance 

record. A Bank of America teller brings him cosh to buy a 

$500 bond. 

Vice-President Ear! Prudden congratulates Capt. Leo Yuen 

Bow, formerly of the Chinese Air Force, who buys a $200 

bond monthly at Ryan 


A Few sidelights on the phenomenal 
success of Ryan's recent War Bond Drive 

Everyone thought it was impossible, but Ryan 
workers did it. They went over the top on a whopping 
quota of $350,000 worth of War Bond purchases; the 
larger port was subscribed in two days! 

This staggering sum — representing approximately 
one-half of a month's pay for each Ryan worker — 
was the amount which the U. S. Treasury asked Ryan 
to subscribe for the Third War Loan Drive. It looked 
astronomically high when Treasury representatives 
first presented it to the joint management-labor War 
Bond Campaign committee — but the committee 
members, as soon as the first shock wore off, rolled 
up their sleeves ond went to work. 

Under the chairmanship of W. Frank Persons, 
Director of Industrial Relations, energetically assisted 
by Paul Veal of the Welders' Union and Ray Mor- 
kowski of the UAW-CIO, the nine-man committee 
lined up solicitors throughout all Ryan departments, 
planned a series of meetings, and worked out all 
arrangements down to the last detail before the drive 

As the date of the drive app.-oached, an under- 
current of excitement began to creep through the 
whole company. This was a patriotic assignment of 
challenging magnitude, and nearly everyone felt an 
urge to get his shoulder to the wheel. Anything the 
committee asked, no matter how "impossible," it got. 
When the Accounting department was asked to set 
up two War Bond booths, it promptly agreed — though 
this meant temporarily disrupting the whole depart- 
ment, taking workers off their regular jobs and put- 
ting them through special training in the mechanics 
of issuing War Bonds. Similarly, when the Woodshop 
was asked to build a big wooden platform for a Bond 
rally in the factory yard, it rushed it through over- 
night even though the whole department was swamped 
with other work. 

On the day the drive began, campaign workers felt 
as if a dam had burst. Cash and pledges poured in 
so fast that tabulators were hours behind. Depart- 
ments raced for the honor of be'ng first to report 
lOO'-^o participation. The Cafeteria department won 
— checking in with all hands pledged less than three 
hours after the drive started. Plant Protection was 
close behind, breaking its quota by lunch-time on 
the first day. Perhaps the greatest honor, however, 
went to Office Maintenance — the people who do the 
sweeping and dusting pledged a bigger amount, in 
proportion to their pay, than any other department 
in the company. 

(Continued on page 22) 

— 10- 

Two weeks ago the U. S. government 

established a "Manpower Program" for the 

West Coast. Here are the facts behind that program. 

Airplane production on the West Coast 
is behind schedule. (It is increasing fast, 
but military schedules coll for faster and 
faster increases) . 

The West Coast manpower supply is 

These two important facts rang like alarm 
bells through the press and radio of America 
last month. If a quick solution isn't found 
to the problem they pose, the war may be 
lengthened by months or even years. 

A crackling announcement from the 
White House office of the Director of War 
Mobilization, James F. Byrnes, signalled a 
first step toward a solution of the problem. 
He announced a West Coast Manpower Pro- 
gram applying a priority system to labor 
such as is applied to materials. 

The program, which was rushed into ef- 
fect September 1 5, created an Area Pro- 
duction Urgency Committee for each major 
production area — Son Diego, Los Angeles, 
San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. The 
committees will rank manufacturing pro- 
grams in order of importance, and see that 
plants producing the most important war 
materials get workers first. Aircraft is sched- 
uled to get a high priority. 

A second new committee in each area — 
a Manpower Priorities Committee — will de- 
cide how many workers each plant needs. 

Maximum employment in each plant will be 
limited by that decision. 

Aircraft men all over the country looked 
to T. Claude Ryan, as president of the Air- 
craft War Production Council, for a state- 
ment of the western manufacturers' opin- 
ion of the new ruling. Mr. Ryan spoke out 
promptly in support of it. 

"Pacific Coast aircraft plants have been 
ordered by top government authority to in- 
crease their already expanded production 
another 28% by the end of this year," he 
pointed out. "To produce those desperately- 
needed planes, an additional 30,000 em- 
ployees will be required this year by the 
Boeing, Consolidoted-Vultee, Douglas, Lock- 
heed, North American, Northrop, Ryan and 
Vega companies. Between January and April 
of next year additional thousands will be 

"The industry is faced with ar\ ever-in- 
creasing demand for more airplanes at a 
time when one of the essentials of making 
these airplanes — manpower — is increasingly 
difficult to get and to hold. This West Coast 
Manpower Directive represents a decision by 
highest government authority that man- 
power must be provided to build airplanes. 
It sets up the necessary machinery to get 
out the most important war contracts in 
this area first. 

— 11 — 

"We will do everything In our power to 
make the program work, and to build every 
airplane that materials and manpower will 
permit us to build. 

"Utilization of manpower is constantly 
improving. One company, making four- 
motored bombers, now does with 17 men 
work which required 444 in 1940. Another 
needs only 9 men for every 100 it used in 
building on attack bomber in 1940. Other 
plants hove hammered down their man-hour 
totals comparably. Taking all the major 
western plants combined, aircraft produc- 
tion shot up 44% in the first six months 
of this year, with only 4% more workers." 

This was one of the first direct answers 
mode to the widespread rumor that aircraft 
plants were "hoarding manpower" 
that hundreds of workers stood idle for 
hours at a time . . . that three workers 
were being kept on the payroll where only 
one was needed. 

It was a well-timed answer, because re- 
sentment had flared up among some other 
business men when they visualized the dis- 
locations which might hit their businesses 
OS the new Manpower Program took effect. 
They wondered if the manpower squeeze had 
been partly caused by hoarding and poor 

(Continued on page 15) 




(Continued from page I ) 

Staff Sergeant Wheatley 

challenge the San Antone Rose II as it passed high overhead. 

Del Monte Field on Mindanao was pitch-black, but Carruthers' 
navigation brought the plane straight to it. The Fortress circled, 
flashing its recognition signals, and finally got an answer. Captain 
Frank Bostrum, the pilot, headed down to attempt the landing. 

"It was tricky," Wheatley recalled. "That short landing strip 
ends in a sheer drop into a canyon. So we knew if we overshot it, 
we were finished. The only lighting on the field was a pair of 
headlights from a truck. It showed a patch of ground that looked 
about the size of a dime from up where we were. Brother, we were 

But Bostrum hadn't been picked for this mission by a lottery. 
He was known as one of the best Fortress pilots in the Pacific. 
He set the big ship down smoothly and brought it to a neat stop 
well short of the canyon. 

"Del Monte was jammed," Wheatley said. "From Manila and 
Bataon and Corregidor everyone had poured in. There were fliers, 
ground crews and riggers — Army men, Navy men, Philippine 
Scouts and other native troops. Their supplies were running low. 
Many of them were sick or wounded. 

"A lot of them knew this was the last plane leaving, and that 
they weren't going to be on it. It was tough to leave those guys 
there for the Japs. They gave us a lot of messages for friends, 
and letters to mail. They were a gome bunch. They just wished 
us luck and said they'd be seeing us some time." 

General MacArthur came out to the ship, with Mrs. MocArthur 
and his small son. The Chinese nurse and the members of his 
staff came too, Wheatley and the other crew members fixed a 
place for the general in the radio operotor's seat, then put an 
Army mattress on the floor of 1he bomber for Mrs. MacArthur, 
the nurse and child. 

"The general's unifor.-n was wrinkled and dirty," Wheatley 
said, "and he looked tired. But he seemed jaunty too, with his 
springy step, and that gold-loced cop cocked over one eye. Mrs. 
MacArthur and the kid looked as jolly as if they were starting 
on a picnic. The Chinese nurse was the only one who was panicky." 

The take-off in the dork was safely occomplished by Coptain 
Bostrum, and the big ship headed back toward Australio. It 
roared on through the blackness for most of the night — until, 
high above Rabaul, the crew spotted a Jap plane flying with its 
lights on. 

"This is it," Wheatley thought to himself. "The minute I fire 
on that plane, even if I knock him down, we'll wake up Rabaul 
and we'll have a whole swarm of Zeros around us." 

While Wheatley and the others watched tensely, the Jap went 
into steep climb, then did a half-roll and started down far to 
their left. He dived, climbed again, looped and circled away from 
them. At last the crew realized thot he hadn't seen them; that 
he was just stunting, all alone by himself up there, out of sheer 
high spirits, in a moment or two he was far behind them. The 
carefree Jap pilot will never know what a prize he missed that 
warm spring night. 

The rest of the journey was quiet. General MacArthur sold 
almost nothing on the whole trip. "He just leaned against the 
radio man's seat like he was tired," Wheatley sold. "But he 
always moved away, polite as could be, when the radio operator 
— a sergeant — hod to get to his instruments. The sergeant wasn't 
sending anything, but he was listening a lot. 

"The MacArthur boy slept most of the way back. His mother 
spent most of her time trying to quiet the nurse, who was scared 
all the way. General George, the airman who was later killed in 
Australia, chatfed with the crew and fiddled with our guns, check- 
ing them to see how they worked. Every man was at his post and 
we kept on the alert, but we didn't run into any trouble. We 
passed Darwin while it was being bombed, but the Japs didn't 
see us. 

"By down we were over Australia. Coptain Bostrum called us 
over the inter-phone and told us we were safe now and could take 
a stretch. I crawled out of the tail gun spot into the plane. 
I guess I looked pretty awful. I hadn't slept for three days, nor 
shaved either. As I reached the waist of the plone Mrs. MacArthur 
smiled at me and said: 

'Hello there, how are you this morning?' She sure was a game 
little lady. The boy was still asleep. 


General MacArthur 


"As soon as we landed the general got busy. I saw him about 
an hour later. He had on a fresh uniform, hod bathed and shaved, 
and was giving orders right and left. He didn't even look tired 
any more." 

That was the end of the most his'oric hop that 24-year-old 
Herbert Wheatley has been in on so far. But he's seen plenty of 
other action as a tail gunner and later as an engineer. In fact, 
his 1400 hours of flying in the big bombers includes 480 hours 
of combat time. He has flown 52 combat missions, is credited 
with shooting down two Zeroes over Robaul and has another 
listed as "probable." He wears the Distinguished Flying Cross with 
Oak Leaf cluster; the Silver Star for Gallantry, with two Oak Leaf 
clusters, and the 19th Group Citation medal with three Oak Leaf 

But Wheatley wasn't satisfied to be just o crew member. He 
wants to fly the big bombers himself. So he put in for pilot training, 
and was sent back to America as a cadet. At this writing he is 
undergoing primary flight training at the Ryan School of Aero- 
nautics near Tucson. 

In spite of his 1400 hours, Wheatley was scared pink, he said, 
the first time he rode in a primary trainer. "Riding in a bomber 
was just like riding in a bus — easy turns and long, gentle glides. 
But when I got in a Ryan — momma! Steep climbs, sharp turns, 
and more of a dive than a bomber ever mokes when you come 
in to land. It was four days before I could quit shutting my eyes 
every time the instructor put her into a spin to teach m.e spin 
recovery. But it's a lot of fun, and I'm sure glad I'm learning in 
a Ryan. At the pre-flight center one of my officers told me, 'If 
you're lucky, you'll be sent to a school where they use Ryan 
trainers.' " 


1. Be on the job every day. Regularity, always de- 
sirable, is especially valuable in wartime. Do 
your job when there is work to be done! 

2. Do not watch the hands of the clock — for in 
watching them at work, you stop. 

3. Be accurate in your work — lest on some far-off 
battle front an American youth pay the price of 
your error with his life. 

4. Give every working hour sixty minutes, remem- 
bering that it makes no difference if you whistle 
while you work, so long as you work until the 
whistle blows. 

5. Suggest improvements on your job — for an idea 
in the right hands is worth ten in your head. 

6. Do not put off until tomorrow what you can do 

today — lest some of your comrades in arms who 
hove too little should receive your help too late. 

7. Do not allow an accident to stop your machine, 
your output, or yourself — for today whatever de- 
lays production delays victory. 

8. Take care of yourself physically — so that you 
can be at your best to take care of your country. 

9. Let no disputes come between you and your work, 

10. Be both generous and regular in your purchase 
of War Bonds — for no contribution in cosh can 
be too great to support your countrymen who 
are giving theirs in blood. 





When Bill Davies come to Ryan back in 1936, the 
company had one lathe — and it was some place en 
route between its eastern factory and San Diego. Bill, 
who had been hired by Waiter Locke to operate the 
lathe, went to work on the nibbling machine, and a 
week later helped unpack Ryan's first lathe. Now 
he's a leadman in the bustling Tooling department. 

Before he came to Ryan, Bill had fortified himself 
with a varied machine shop experience. After he 
graduated from the Littleton, Colorado, high school 
in 1922, he went to work for Ingersoll Rand, Then 
the bottom fell out of everything in 1929 and Bill 
Davies was out of a job. Sitting down to mull things 
over one day in early 1930, Bill decided that the 
industry of the future was sure to be aviation. So he 
went to the bank, withdrew a goodly portion of his 
savings, and headed for the Von Hoffman Aircraft 
School in St. Louis. After a six months' course in air- 
craft mechanics, Davies went to work for Von Hoff- 
man himself. But conditions in the country were 
going from bad to worse and even the aircraft busi- 
ness didn't look too good. So Davies switched to a 
furniture and undertaking establishment — they were 
insured of a certain amount of business. 

As soon as things gave the least promise of look- 
ing up again, Davies was hot on the trail of an air- 
craft job and landed one with Eaglerock Aircraft 
Company in Denver. Later he acquired some addi- 
tional machine shop experience with a Denver ma- 
chinery firm. But when he saw an advertisement in 
the Denver papers concerning the opportunities in 
coastal aircraft, he headed right for San Diego. 

"One of the most thrilling sights of my life," Bill 
recalls, "was my first sight of the ocean. We came 
the southern route and San Diego furnished our initial 
view of the Pacific we'd been reading about all our 
lives. It may sound hill-billyish, but I still get a thrill 
every time 1 look at it." 

An outdoor man at heart, Davies spends much of 
his spare time taking care of his chickens and yard 
at his Lemon Grove home. Back in high school days, 
Davies was into practically every sport going, "Foot- 
ball was where 1 got the most spills and thrills, 
though," Bill recalls, "The big moment of my high 
school career come in a very important game one 
season when we were tied to with only three min- 
utes left to play. We'd all practically resigned our- 
selves to a lively but unsatisfying tie game when out 
of the blue come the chance of a lifetime. I got 
the boll and made it 80 yards for a touchdown. Boy, 
after that I practically burst my buttons," 

One of the high lights of Bill's Colorado years were 
his vacation trips about 450 miles out of Denver by 
a rushing Rocky Mountain stream, "The first time 
out sold me on fishing," Bill reminisces, "My begin- 
ner's luck was pulling strong and 1 came home with 
1 5 rainbow trout on my line, I've been out a hundred 
times since and am still waiting for another such 

— 13 — 

Dispatching C 

by Gerald Ryan 

One of the prize Texas brogues in the 
world is owned by ROSS (TEX) EASLEY. 
Although he's been away from Wichita Falls 
for ten years, Ross, who helps Project Man 
FRED HAYNES follow up wing work on the 
1st, has let none of the lasso lingo slip 
away. . . . We had a few lines in the 
last issue about ALBERTA ROBERTSON 
taking over as secretary in RALPH FLAN- 
DERS' office; then husband George was 
ruled "hors de combat" for further military 
service; so, with medical discharge in tow, 
the Robertsons have headed bock to Mon- 
tana hinterlands. And now we have MAR- 
ION SCHUMACHER, very much on the 
petite side. 

given the Dispatching job in the newly- 
established manifold rework area. After 
coming to Ryan in December, 1941, Har- 
grove worked under MAYNARD LOVELL 
his first seven monlhs. Succeeding Wayne 
MORT ANDERSON'S old Spirit Lake, Iowa, 
fishing companion, CLARENCE GRAVES — 
father of three girls. 

Three of the most recent additions to 
Airplane Dispatching are: blonde TUBBY 
DAWSON, who has been kicking around 
San Diego since 1921; BOB EATON, trans- 

planted from Illinois two months ago; and 
JACK RAPPLE, a Hoosier. 

Old time Son Diegon GORDON GREER 
will be at Ryan a year in November. His 
other dozen were spent largely os a whole- 
sale grocery representative. With his wife, 
who is from Gronview, Monitoba, and sons 
Bobby and Dick, Gordon looks down on the 
town from his new home in Alhambro 
Heights. Shop Follow-Up man Greer's latest 
enterprise is bowling — at which his wife 
bested him with a neat 117. 

Second shift manifold dispatcher MIL- 
TON PETERSON is from Austin, Texas, and 
admits to being on eligible bachelor — he 
hopes to save his remaining hairs until! 

Salvage Dispatcher CARL McCAFFERTY 
has lived in this land of manana for 20 
years. He was from Victoria, British Colum- 
bia, before that. After two years in Plant 
Protection, Mac wanted to get closer to the 
production end. There ore few hereabouts 
who con tell him anything about photo- 
graphy and make it stick. He's been in the 
game as a motion picture cameraman, press 
and commercial photographer. His press- 
photo days were in Salt Lake and for the 
local Sun and Union-Tribune. He's snapped 
such personalities cs golf's Walter Hogen 
and Bobby Jones; Mexico's ex-Presidents 
Rubio, Rodriguez, and Colles at Caliente; 
and made shots of the first airplane re- 
fueling flight. In his year at MGM, Carl 
was on the lot with many of the greats 
who have faded as talkies hove progressed. 
Commercially he has operated in Seattle, 
nearby Everett, Olympia and Walla Walla. 
Mac and Bernordine hove been married two 
years. . . RAY SANDERS investing in rolling 
stock again and receiving congratulations 
from all sides in relation to a certain femme 
— his wife. 


Manifold Production Control 

by F. Marie Louden 

As you hove probably observed by now, 
this is a new column but the department 
is on old-timer. Yes, this department has 
been functioning for a long time and will 
continue to as long as Ryan stands. The 
people working in it ore wholeheartedly in- 
terested in supplying the Ryan ports which 
are so necessary to the winning of this war. 

While Ryan has always been considered 
a "better place to work" by its employees, 
Ryan has gone a step further in installing 
cafeteria, with music to odd to our pleas- 
ure and comfort. We all greatly appre- 
ciate it. 

The love-bug has really been doing double 
duty in our department. Our congratulations 
go to MARY ELLEN REED and Captain Bert 
Watson of the Army Air Corps and to 
SMITH (known as "Smitty" to his numer- 
ous friends), who were married the 25th 
of last month. The scintillating light of 
love shines in the eyes of numerous other 
members of our tribe but it hasn't reached 
the crucial peak, as yet. Time tells every- 
thing, so they soy. 

Several entrants have been overheard 
making bets as to the ultimate winner in 
the Ping Pong Tournament. May the best 
man (or woman) win! 

MILDRED CUSEY will be back with us 
in few weeks, after o short vacation spent 
in North Dakota. Although most of you 
will agree, if you've been in California three 
months or more, that it would be difficult 
for one to stay out of this state more than 
a month at a time. It gets in one's blood. 
(This should be worth at least ten dollars 
to the Chamber of Commerce.) 

We've been thinking of putting a guard 
on duty to see to it that the strange move- 
ment of the chairs from one end of the 
room to the other ceases. The night Grem- 
lins must be at work again. 

His fellow workers think BOB VIZZINI 
should try out for one of the Big Leagues 
after observing him gracefully swatting flies 
— adding to the comfort of the workers 
around him. 

Our best wishes go to "RICHIE" RICH- 
ARDSON who has stepped through our por- 
tals to accompany her husband to San Fran- 
cisco where he has been transferred. An- 
other fellow worker, HARRIET BARKLEY, 
has been sorely missed. She will soon be 
taking on the important job of keeping 
house. We wish you loads of happiness, Har- 

— 14 — 

Edward Glidden, new leadman in chorge 
of all Contract Templates in the Tem- 
plate department. 

John Holt, oppoinled leadman in 
charge of Model 28 Templotes in the 
Template department. 

A. I. Parks, new Drop Hammer lead- 
men on third shift. 

Dwight Bement, now leadman in Mani- 
fold Assembly on third shift. 

C. T. Borbee, who has recently been 
mode o leadman in the Tool Crib. 
C. G. Rush, appointed leadman in Drop 
Hammer on second shift. 

Don't miss Ryan's 
Free Training Offer 

A $120 training course in Aircraft Con- 
struction and Maintenance, with all costs 
paid by the Ryan Aeronautical Company — 
that's the bargain you may be able to get 
if you act quicklyl For full details, see the 
Special insert in this issue of Flying Reporter. 

President T. Claude Ryan is making this 
offer because he knows that o well-trained 
employee is on asset to the company, "To 
help its own workers obtain training is defi- 
nitely to the company's interest," he says. 
"There will continually be opportunities for 
the men and women in our organization who 
are willing to study ond prepare themselves 
for greater responsibilities," 



(Continued from page 1 1 ) 
utilization of labor in the aircraft factories; 
if the aircraft makers had sought draft 
favoritism for selfish reasons; if the industry 
profited from inefficiency, through cost-plus 

Bu': Ryan workers, as insiders, know that 
talk about labor hoarding is only talk. 
You and your fellow workers in other plane 
plants are building more airplanes in less 
tims per airplane than ever before in our 
history. You know that often someone may 
appear to be "standing around" when actu- 
ally he is being instructed, is reading a blue- 
print, studying a shop order, or learning 
what to do and how io do it. Even old- 
timers in the plant must pause for o change 
of pace or to arrange a new setup or a 
new task. 

Next time you hear unjust and inaccur- 
ate criticisms of yourselves or your industry, 
challenge them! Give them the true facts — 
faC-s like these: 

The Pacific Coast aircraft industry has 
gone through several violent expansions since 
America began the "defense program" in 
1940. The Coast companies tripled 1940's 
production in 1941, then doubled that in 
1942 and now ore trying to double it once 
more in 1943. In the last two years the 
companies were working at breakneck speed 
to build new plants and install new machin- 
ery for the accelerated schedules ahead. 

It was then that the labor-hoarding 
stories, the rumors of three men to a job, 
got started. The factories were hiring and 
training thousands of inexperienced men 
and women. Sometimes there were three 
people to do a one-man job, because two 
of them were learning. "That isn't hoard- 
ing — that's just good planning to get planes 
built," the industry spokesmen point out. 

Then too, the suppliers of materials and 
parts have their own troubles. Sometimes 
they can't deliver to the aircraft plants on 
time, and an operator or a whole depart- 
ment is left with nothing to work with for 
a time. They can't be shuffled temporarily 
into other jobs because many of them know 
only one job well. "Whatever it looks like, 
that's not hoarding," says the AWPC. 

There are other conditions, too, which 
look like the results of hoarding — but aren't. 
For example, in battle experience the Army 
and Navy find ways to improve planes. 
These design changes can't wait; lives de- 
pend on them. So regular work is often in- 
terrupted to make these needed improve- 
ments. Then too, every one of the 1 50,000 
inexperienced people trained for production 
work will inevitably slow down his produc- 
tion team until he hits full stride. Con- 
stantly improving training methods are help- 
ing to overcome this problem. 

The aircraft plants ore making better use 
of their people every day; and the people 
on the job are showing their ability to 
speed up their production and at the same 
time increase quality. Today, one worker 
produces what two did a year and a half 
ago. That's a big increase. But the High 
Command of our armed forces says it isn't 
good enough. They know they'll be needing 
huge numbers of new planes as they fight 
their way deeper into enemy strongholds. 

To provide these planes, greater effi- 
ciency will help. But 30,000 more workers 

Finals in a recent Ryan AeronauHcal beauty contesl- sponsored by a group of employees: 
Ethel Lundstrom of Spot Welding; Jane Wiley of Modeling; Virginia Ferguson of Air- 
plane Dispatching (the winner); Mary Wilson of Gas Welding; Loretta McLaughlin 
of Airplane Production Control. They are pictured above being presented to fellow 
employees at a recent Foremen's Club dance. 

— exclusive of the 1 8,000 monthly turn- 
over — must be found, too. That's why the 
new Manpower Program is so important and 
why turnover is the biggest headache of 
the manufacturers. 

Out of 150,000 employees hired during 
the first six months of 1943, AWPC mem- 
ber companies realized a net increase of 
only 20,000. This means that 130,000, so 
far as their value to worplone production 
is concerned, simply vanished in Ihin air, 
taking with them the time and effort of 
key personnel assigned to train them. 

There is another and particularly critical 
phase of turnover — military turnover. The 
aircraft industry has had a great deal of 
consideration from the Selective Service Sys- 
tem (and has been roundly criticized for it) 
yet more than 70,000 men have gone from 
the plants into the armed services. 

The men still in aircraft work who ore 
eligible for the draft represent the heart 
of the working force. They represent the 
bulk of the skilled, trained and irreplaceable 
men. They are invaluable, because their 
skill and experience enables them to design 
the new planes and model changes, to plan 
the production and to train and supervise 
the constantly shifting "mass personnel" 
principally composed of women or older men 
without prior factory experience. Production 
depends on these key men. 

The industry has stated that decisions as 
to where and how the manpower of this 
nation at war can best serve rests with the 
highest government authorities. But if the 
industry is to build the quantity and quality 

— 15 — 

of planes called for in the Government's 
schedules, it must maintain and increase a 
working force of adequate numbers and 
ability. To hold such a force requires draft 
deferment of the key men — '.he skilled, 
trained and irreplaceable men. 

The Manpower Program will bring no 
profit to aircraft companies. The cost-plus- 
fixed-fee contract, so widely misunderstood, 
does not enable a company to profit from 
inefficiency. The fee does not increase with 
the costs on a cost-plus contract. The fee 
is fixed at the time the contract is made. 
It doesn't change as costs rise. On the other 
hand, when costs rise, the likelihood of 
disallowances by government auditors in- 
creases, and the probability is that the com- 
pany's net fee will be cut. 

By general stondards, the aircraft indus- 
try has worked a miracle of production in 
a very short time. By its own standards, 
that miracle isn't enough. Its standards ore 
those of Generals Arnold, Spootz, Doolittle, 
Eaker and Kenny, who say: 

"What we need now is planes and more 
planes. We have a schedule and a plan. 
When we reach our full strength, we con 
crush the enemy." 

With the help of the government's new 
plan and the loyal cooperation of every air- 
craft worker, those generals' demands will 
be met by the West Coast airplane builders. 

You can help by sticking on the job, if 
you are a war worker. 

You can help by getting on the job if you 
are not. 

Australians Here On Special Mission 

On a confidential mission for the Austrolian government, aircraft experts from the 
Commonweolfli Aircraft Corporation of Melbourne visited Ryan recently. Shown here 
during their factory tour are F. B. Whitehead, J. A. Smeoton, Ernie Moore (Ryan's 
production superintendent), and R. C. Huxtable. Four other Australians were also 
in the party. 


by Tom and Gerry 

Champagne, steaks and orchids were the 
main items in the second wedding anni- 
versary of the McCAFFERTYs. The orches- 
tra also played the traditional "I Love You 
Truly." Good luck and may there be more 
anniversaries to come. 

"LITTLE EVA" of Production Planning is 
taking a month's leave of absence to go 
bock East. Have fun Eva. Also several of 
the other girls from Planning ore leaving 
our fold. Sorry to see you go, but good luck. 

ING). TOM DAVIDSON, Salvage Engineer 
Supervisor, returned this week, locking just 
like one of those Sun-Kist Beauties of Cali- 
fornia. MARION CONTRERAS, Inspection 
Office, will soon be gone on her vacation. 
(By the way Marion where are you going?) 
GEORGE DEW, Chief Inspector, already on 
his vocation. BEA GILLEBO, Quality Con- 
trol, returned from hers this week. 

See by the daily "Scandal Sheet" that 
PAT QUINT, Secretary to Mr. Molloy, has 
officially onnounced her engagement. Hope 
it won't be long before the wedding bells 
toll. Pot. 

Mr. G. E. BARTON, Factory Manager, 
was seen passing cigars around the other 
day; it seems as though his wife just pre- 
sented him with a baby girl. Congratula- 

Speaking of Marion Contreros, we ore 
glad to see you back in the old fold after 
your illness of two weeks. (Be careful of 
lacquer, hereafter.) 

Mr. J. E. COOPER, Assistant to Produc- 
tion Superintendent, is going around with 
what you might call "ERNIE-MOORE-ritis." 
Better ask him what it is. 

Speaking of Inspection, did you know 
that TOM SWIFT went to L. A. again, and 
as usual hod his weekly flat tire. Better 

not take DAVE BRACKEN with you again, 
Tom, on account of it seems as though he 
might be the jinx. 

Well, folksies, I guess that's all for now, 
and we still haven't received any news from 
the girls on the other side, how's about it? 
You must hove some choice tid-bits over 
there, what with girls or boys getting mar- 
ried, having babies, going on vacation, etc. 
So am waiting in vain. If you have anything, 
please send them to Gerry Wright, c /o Fac- 
tory Manager's office or Ruth Dougherty, 
Solvoge Office. 

Thank you. So G'bye for now, see you 
next issue. 

Snipe Hunting Club 
Is To Be Formed 

Due to the requests from many eastern 
and mid-western urban dwellers a Snipe 
Hunting club is to be formed. As snipe 
hunting does not require much equipment 
and as that little equip.-nent may easily be 
borrowed from other members, anyone who 
has an interest in spending a few hours one 
night a week each week in healthful exer- 
c se will be eligible. Both Mission Boy and 
M\ission Valley offer excellent spots for the 
hunting, and they are both accessible to 
most Ryan employees. The hunts will usu- 
ally start |ust before sundown and last as 
long as the members core to stay. 

All visitors to the state who have never 
hunted snipe before are asked to send in 
their names to the Sport Editor. Old snipe 
hunters may join after the club is formed. 
(See the column Stacks 'n' Stuff for details 
on snipe hunting. I 

many Euening 
Classes Open 

Memorial Adult Evening School, located 
at 28th and Marcey Streets, is oiffering a 
varied program of classes which will be of 
interest to many workers in the aircraft fac- 
tories. Capt. Frank Benhom will again con- 
duct a course in Navigation and Piloting; 
Frank Porath will instruct a class in Moth, 
Blueprint Reading, Mechanical Drawing, 
Algebra and Trigonometry. There will be 
classes in Arithmetic and English Review 
for any who have not completed their ele- 
mentary schooling. Shorthond, Typing, 
Physical Education ond Spanish are also 
on the schedule as well as Dramatics, 
Public Speaking and Music, both orchestral 
ond choral. There is no tuition fee and all 
adults 1 8 or over ore eligible to enroll. Other 
classes may be opened in any subjects for 
which sufficient demand is mode. 


By L. A. MARTIN, Safety Engineer 

Show me a department where a well-organized housekeeping system is in 
force, and I will show you a comparatively safe place to work. Incidentally, 
production will be moving along, too. 

But this is not a one-man job; it requires the daily cooperation of every 
person on the job. 

There ore three important steps in any good housekeeping program: 

11) "SrFT"— 

Find out what is usable and needed and what is not. Keep this up every doy. 
See to it that non-usable materials and trash DO NOT SETTLE. 

(2) DISCARD — 

Get rid of things no longer needed. There is a right and a wrong way to do 
this. A well-organized trash system has been set up; use it. Moke use of the 
waste basket — it can be a real helper. 

Space is badly needed in every department. Rubbish is demoralizing and 
unsafe. A systematic follow-up is needed to moke sure that rubbish and salvage 
DO move on. 


FIND one best place to put the things which ore needed, and KEEP them 
there. It will pay dividends in personal satisfaction, in production, and in safety. 

A department cluttered with tools and materiol is not a safe place to work; 
progress is slowed up; tools left out of place are usually ill-kept and hard to 
find; tools which hove been IMPROPERLY CARED FOR ARE NOT SAFE TOOLS. 

The attitude behind such a mess is unwholesome. The safe worker finds 
pleasure in giving his job the best he can give it. The proper core of materiols 
ond tools is on important part of this. 

Let's find satisfaction in solving our housekeeping problems the best we 
con every day — let's not stop short of making Ryan a "Better place to work" 
by making it a "Safer place to work." 

— 16 — 

Stacks and Stuff 

by Manny Fohlde 

Manifold evidently holds no terrors for 
the neophytes, judging by the number of 
transfers from various other departments. 
The latest of these being a comely lass by 
the name of CLARICE SIMS. 'Sno use, boys, 
as I get it, she's been married up for a year 
or more. 

Monotony being what it is, something 
new has been added. We not only manu- 
facture spaghetti, but are now engaged in 
the fabrication of elbow macaroni. H. J. 
JONES, major domo of the job, technically 
known as F6F, claims it contains more 
twists and turns than a fireman's staircase. 

"RED" JONES spent six or seven weeks 
overhauling his fishing gear preparatory to 
a single week's tussle with the wary trout. 
Result: "Red" was outpointed in every round. 
"Just weren't biting," said he. 

MAX "ALABAMA" SNIPES, o southern 
gentleman who knows at first hand all about 
"Southern Comfort," bumped into a cousin 
of his here the other day whom he hadn't 
seen for years. Snipes hod heard of his being 
somewhere on the coast but hardly ex- 
pected to find him working within a couple 
of hundred feet of him. It's a small world! 

Speaking of snipes, this brings us around 
to a discussion we had the other evening 
concerning these little birds. A snipe, ac- 
cording to Webster, is a long-billed fowl. 
They appear, when on the run, to be o 
close kin to our western road runners, the 
only difference being, we understand, that 
they are able to make a road runner look 
like a bum over a mile and a quorter course. 

The snipe is not a native of this region, 
but like the Moreno sheep, is very adapt- 
able to almost any type of climate and 
seems to flourish here in our Southern Cali- 
fornia semi-arid country. Hence the vast 
numbers of them seen occasionally in the 
foothills surrounding San Diego. 

There are several different and dis- 
tinct varieties of the snipe, but there is 
absolutely no geneological connection with 
the gutter species. The type of snipe most 
generally found in this vicinity are of a 
peculiar no'ure. It seems they are espe- 
cially allergic to burlap and dim light. 

They are attracted by the weird pipings 
of a dime store whistle with the wooden 
ball removed, but as these are difficult to 
obtain nowadays, it is suggested that a 
whistle whittled from a willow limb makes 
an excellent substitute. As for the dim light, 
on old kerosene lomp is desirable but as 
these too, are more or less out of circu- 
lation, a flashlight of small calibre may 
be used. To assure having a light that is 
dim enough (dim-out areas please note) 
batteries that are at least seventy-five 
(75) percent discharged are recommended. 

Some authorities advocate the use of o 
small club with which to paste the s'un- 
ning little creatures upon their approach to 
within arm's reach. 

Our experience has shown, however, that 
this practice, in most cases bruises the flesh 
beyond repair, rendering the birds unfit for 

Introducing— n Hbui, Quick Ulay To 
Breolfi Vour Leg, In Ono Easy Lesson 

Step right up, folks — somebody is going 
to break a leg jumping out of the rear 
Emergency Door of a Ryan bus, and it might 
as well be you! 

Every time you push through that rear 
door and take a flying leap over the bumper 
to the street four feet below, you're flirting 
with a fracture. It's easy to catch your heel 
on that bumper, which would splatter you 
onto the pavement face first. It's also easy 
for your foot to slip as you step down — 
which would plunge your leg inside the 
bumper ond snap it in two as you fell for- 
ward. It's easy for someone behind to knock 
you off balance; easy for someone in front 
to trip you as you jump. So s*ep right up! 
Take a chance! 

Mr. L. A. Martin, the company's Safety 
Engineer, probably wouldn't approve of such 
facetious treatment of a serious subject. 
And he'd probably be right. Because it is 
serious — deadly serious. The rear door of 
every Ryan bus is for emergencies only — 
it is not designed as a safe exit. 

The Ryan management is now seeking a 
way to rebuild the rear doors of these 
buses so they can be used as regular exits 
and thus speed up the emptying of the bus. 
Unless and until the doors ore redesigned, 
don't use them except for an emergency! 
It's better to go home on two legs than on 

consumption. Therefore, we are safe to 
assume that the most practical method is 
to rely upon their allergy to burlap and the 
pipings of the whistle to lure them to their 

So much for the thesis on "snipe hunt- 
ing." Next time we shall take up the var- 
ious methods of preparing the birds for the 
table or, perhaps, the "Love life of the 
snipe." If sufficient interest can be aroused, 
we may even go so far as to organize a 
snipe hunting expedition, soy to the foot 
hills surrounding Murray Dam. Howzabout 
it? Grunion should soon be on the run also! 

Several members of our organization have 
completed convalescence and have returned 
to their labors. Notably among these is 
MARGARET GOERNER who suffered an at- 
tack of appendicitis severol weeks ago. Glad 
to see you all back! 

Well, folks, OS the English gentleman once 
said, "I shall obtain it from the mutton," 
meaning in English, of course, "I'll take it 
on the lam!" See you soon. 

.''' 1 

Chin Music 

by Herman Martindale 

of Manifold Assembly, Second Shift. 

Your reporter was snooping around for a 
bit of news when he heard someone singing 
"Billy Boy." Who should it be but AL 
GLANDINI, the gentleman from New Or- 
leans and schoolmate of LOUIS PRIMA. A 
comment was due so I said, "Why didn't you 
take singing lessons and go on the stage?" 
Al replied, "I thought several times I would, 
but one thing holds me bock." When I 
asked what that could be, he replied, "My 

Unabashed, I began a "me and my 
shadow" act with MR. HORN, our group 
leader, known to us os "Sleepy." We passed 
by LYNN BLACKBURN who was having a 
hard time eating his lunch. His is on ac- 
commodating nature so he answered my 
"Why?" with, "I'm having all my teeth 
pulled and am getting some china clip- 
pers." "What's so bod about that?" I asked 
him. "Well, my dentist pulled oil my uppers 
and then left town on a vacation before 
he got the lowers out." 

R. C. JOE, welder first class, inquired 
what the "motif" for my next column of 
Chin Music was going to be. I answered 
auspiciously, "Wait and see." 

Taking a Gallup poll of my own to find 
out who was the handsomest man in the 
department, all votes went to MR. TILL- 
MAN, known as "Tillie." It was not neces- 
sary to collect votes for the "most colorful 
figure." ROXIE takes first place. 

RAY V. LAWTHER is dreaming about 
the day when he can buy a little garage in 
Iowa with the money he is now putting 
into bonds. The "V" which is his middle 
initial really stands for "Victory." He was 
born at the end of the lost world war. 

Well, after trailing Mr. Horn around, 
decided it was as impossible to get any- 
thing out of him as it was to see W. V. 
OFFER stand in one place over a minute. 

In "Chin Music" next time we'll add hu- 
man interest by telling about sons, brothers 
and husbands, who ore being backed up by 
loved ones on the production line of Mani- 
fold Assembly, Second Shift. 






Strictly technical — Interested in elec- 
tronics? Then take a look at the August 
issue of the magozine by that name and 
glance over the Article "Design Data for 
Ground Plane Antennas" by Hal Hasenbeck 
of the Laboratory. It's replete with dia- 
grams and graphs showing how the addi- 
tion of a turnstile element can give better 
recep'lon at greater distances. 

Houses ond rooms for rent are the spe- 
cialty of Mrs. Ethel Gill who recently took 
over the housing desk in the Personnel de- 
partment at Ryan. Her job is to help Rycn- 
ites, new and old, to find the type of hous- 
ing facilities they need. And that's a job in 
ony man's longuoge. 

39 years together — When Fred Sanders 
of Manifold Small Ports and his wife, Miche, 
of Finishing, celebrated their 39th wedding 
anniversary recently, they didn't even hove 
time to miss the usual festive celebration. 
The Sanders came to San Diego from Den- 
ver last year and hove been working at 
Ryan ever since. "When I came in the house 
on the morning of December 7th and heard 
the news of the Jap attack, I said, 'Mamma, 
we're going to get into this scrap just as 
soon as we can.' We stayed in Denver as 
long OS our son was at home, but when he 
went into the Army we closed up the house 
and set out for the West Coast." 

Miche Sanders 


Fred Sanders 

Small Parts 

The Thompsons hove two sons in the 
Army, one stationed in Nebraska and the 
other in North Africa. A third son is ex- 
pecting to go into the Army this month 
and a daughter, Ruth Dougherty of Dis- 
patching, lives with them and works second 
shift at Ryan. 

Mistaken identity — The plant protection 
department received quite a surprise the 
other day when one of the local public 
schools called and said they had a bellig- 
erent youngster who claimed he worked at 
Ryan. That wasn't so much of a shock be- 
cause a lot of Son Diego school children 
wish they were working at Ryan, but the 
real surprise came when the teacher ad- 
vised that the name of the student was 
Gorrick O'Bryan. The plant protection de- 
partment immediately became alarmed and 
sent one of its representatives to identify 
O'Bryan. The story finally unwound itself. 
It seems that every Wednesday morning 

Time Studq Observations 

By Dortha Dunston 

I'm starting on my vacation soon. 

As you'll gather from this report. 
It's a flying trip — not to the moon — 

But home to the mountain resort. 
Now when I come bock here's what I ex- 
pect — 

Things naturally will go on. 
But for my poor desk there'll be no respect 

And it'll be stacked while I'm gone. 
KENNY will probably change oil the files. 

Work over machines and his cor. 
Stuff to discard will be in neat piles 

And I'll have to ask where things ore. 
Just waiting and hoping and biding her 

ARLINE will be planning then, too. 
Vacations ore things not done on a dime. 

But we won't do without them it's true. 
That poor little Chryoler belonging to M,AJ 

Will likely be dented once more. 
And TAYLOR will be at the well-ogoin 

Working as never before. 
SMITTIE will surely be tired of "nights" 

For unusual routine is hard. 
And IRENE will probably give me high lights 

Of things that have passed in discard. 

JACK may have FRANCES just typing for 
A department clone will be theirs. 
Perhaps another will be coming in 
To help us on "master" repairs. 
Maybe LOWELL will hove the words to o 
Ready and waiting for me. 
And PAUL will turn over a new leaf ere 
long — 
Have perfect attendance to see. 
Gae, BESSIE has a vacat on soon, too. 

And CLANCY and MARTIN will come 
We moy be caught up and rush business all 
But that's no reason for us to be slack. 
They'll all be wearing new badges with ease 

Without their sweet mugs on the front. 
Maybe "COOKIE" will hove a new girl to 
But he knows I'd resent such a stunt. 
Well, Colorado, I'm on my way — 

I'll be gone by the deadline dote. 
Sc I'm writing this early, if I may. 

Then we won't be left out — better early 
than late! 

Garrick takes his turn at delivering the 
neighborhood kindergarten children to the 
local school grounds. Lost week, he decided 
he would have a look-see at the classroom, 
but just OS he was entering the building, 
the last bell rang and O'Bryan found him- 
self herded right along with the rest of 
the throng into one of the classrooms where 
one of the teachers asked him to hong up 
his coot. The awful truth that he was being 
mistaken for one of the students didn't 
dawn on Garrick until after he'd pledged 
allegiance to the flog, sung "Good Morn- 
ing to You" and then was shuffled off to 
corner to erect a tunnel out of a stock 
of blocks. That's when he stalked up to 
the teacher, threw out his chest, and said, 
"I gotta go bock to Ryan." 

(Incidentally, we're locking for a column 
from Personnel. Perhaps, in self-defense, 
Garrick will help us find a columnist.) 

From an old-timer — We've a letter from 
Al Weber, formerly of Manifold and now of 
the Navy, who says he's mighty busy these 
days but never too busy to appreciate o 
letter from the folks back at Ryan. And he 
wonts to thank especially the Ryonite who 
has been keeping him supplied with the 
current issue of Flying Reporter. Here's his 
present address for his old friends in 
Manifold — A. J. Weber, AM 1,'c, Box 17, 
U.S.N.A.S., Jacksonville, Florido. 

Congratulations, Gerry Wright — Three 
years at Ryan as of today and a mighty 
foithful contributor to Flying Reporter dur- 
ing practically the entire time. The Ryan- 
ettes column which Gerry co-edits with her 
new partner in crime, Ruth Dougherty, is as 
traditional a port of every Flying Reporter 
as Gerry and her whistle ore to every Ryan 
talent show. Congratulations, Gerry! 

— 18 — 

Accounting Accounts 

by Margaret Nelson 

We doo'd it. Here we ore writing a col- 
umn — the thing we said we never could do. 
Which all goes to prove something or other, 
I guess. 

It's something old and something new, 
something borrowed, something blue for 
JANET McLEOD formerly of Tabulating 
who, ere this issue hits the newstands, will 
be Mrs. Render, residing in Norman, Okla- 
homa, where her Navy husband is stationed. 

Basking in the sun in these lost delec- 
table beaching days is ELLEN SCHROEDER 
of Inventory who's on vacation. We have 
a hunch she's sabotaging the sales of 
Arden's leg moke-up by patronizing Ole 

There's new blood in the department these 
days with two new additions in accounts 
payable — MAE OWENS and GRACE PAUL; 
another in accounts receivable — EVELYN 
SNOW, and one that we haven't met yet, 
THOMAS VINTON who'll be tabulating con- 
trol clerk. 

Likewise, we're going to miss the cheer- 
ful dispositions of MAXINE TYNER who's 
had to leave accounts payable because of 
illness, and EDITH PIERCE who, after two 
and a half years in the department, hos 
now deserted us for Purchasing. 

Hove you noticed how the Accounting 
department has perked up this lost week. 
The extra special smiles herald the return 
of Jim Nookes, our genial boss, from his 
three-week sojourn in the east. 

Machine Shop 

by Dorothy Wheeler 

Once upon a time this world was a won- 
derful place. The earth was much as it is 
today, but the people were so good you 
would hardly believe it. Troubles were never 
known. Everyone was happy except for one 
old gentleman and his helpers — Satan, his 
devils, and his imps. Business conditions in 
Hell went from bod to worse. Many caul- 
drons of boiling oil and torture racks were 
idle. Most of the devils were unemployed 
and conditions were terrible. 

Things finally got so bad that So^an 
called a pep meeting and ordered all his 
helpers to attend. Then he made a stirring 
speech. He told of the depression in Hell, 
the huge waste of brimstone — all because 
the world was so lacking in sin. Some more 
appealing sin must be conceived. To the 
devil or imp who could find such a sin would 
go great riches and honor. 

Sin after sin was suggested, tried, and 
discarded — none seemed really effective. 
Finally a very small imp suggested the per- 
fect sin — gossip. Satan gave him his reward. 
Hell was once more a busy and prosperous 
place, the earth went to the dogs — and I'm 
writing this column. 

To get bock up to earth again, we have 
a number of new people in the Machine 
Shop. First shift has gained the following 
TORFF. Second shift has gained ihe follow- 
WELLS. Happy you're all here, and hope 
you like us. 


by Jack Graham 

Do you know that one of your fellow 
Ryan employees is a cousin of the former 
French premier Paul Reynoud? 

The father of this Ryan worker came to 
America via Vera Cruz and settled in Mex- 
ico City, like many other young Frenchmen 
of the pre-war era. There he met the beau- 
tiful Guadalupe del Anellono and asked for 
her hand in marriage. He was accepted, 
thereby joining two of the oldest families 
— the Reynouds of France and Mexico and 
the Anellonos of Spain and Mexico. 

The young couple moved to Juarez, across 
the border from El Paso where Monsieur 
Reynaud became manager for a large French 
exporting company. Later they moved to 
El Paso where their son was born. While 
the Reynaud in Mexico was climbing the 
commercial and art ladder, the Reynaud in 
France, his boyhood playmate and relative, 
was climbing the political ladder. During 
all these years the two cousins wrote faith- 
fully and planned similar careers for their 

All of us were sorry to lose AL GRAU- 
BERGER, but we don't blame him for re- 
turning to Kansas City to be with his wife. 
She's very fine person. ORLAND BRAD- 
FORD will be missed, too. He quit to return 
to school. 

Our friend "TOOTHSOME" TURNER has 
won another Suggestion Box Award — this 
time Certificate of Meri^ His contribution 
was an effective tool holder for a boring 

We hove two new floor inspectors: On 
the day shift, CHARLEY BROWN from 
Massachuset's, a very likable fellow; and 
a new swing shift inspector. We've not 
learned his name as yet, but the girls all 
say he's wonderful. 

Our foreman's wife, Mrs. HUNT, had an 
appendectomy not long ago. She is recov- 
ering nicely, and we're all very glad for her. 

STANLEY KNUDTSON is a brand-new 
father. The baby is a fine boy and is named 
Doryl Jewell. Mrs. Knud'son has been quite 
ill for several weeks, but is much better now. 
Stanley will recover, too. 

BERNARD BRUCE's wife BETTY got tired 
of "Booblebum's" bringing his shop talk 
home from work. She is now in G-2, so she 
con enter into the competition with a little 
shop talk of her own. Glad to know you, 

Second shift Machine Shop has on un- 
sung heroine — a little girl from Missouri. 
She was one of our many blood donors for 
the Red Cross. As they prepared to take her 
blood, she fainted. When she had recovered 
from the faint, the doctor suggested she go 
home and come bock later. She insisted 
upon giving her blood right then, for she 
knew that waiting would only make it worse. 
The doctor was finally persuaded, the deed 
was done, and she went through it per- 
fectly. Good for you, IRMA LEE! 

My "Ghost Writers" must have gone to 
a spook's convention. At any rote I hove 
discovered no contribution from them for this 
issue. Hope you're bock soon, "Haunts." 

The young son of the Reynouds in Amer- 
ica was educated in the public schools of 
El Paso. Later he was in community plays 
and mode traveling dramatic tours. 

He has had a hobby for years of taxi- 
dermy and has been an amateur photogra- 
pher. His collection of beautiful art pictures 
of religious subjects and historical places 
are in the custody of his mother. His father's 
sudden death from pneumonia in 1923 
stopped many of the family's plans for the 
young man. But his mother bravely carried 
on the hopes of the father. 

Coming to San Diego in 1941 because 
he hod heard of the opportunities of this 
com.munity, the young man entered the lum- 
ber business. However, the coll to Ryan was 
answered a few weeks later. He has recently 
been placed in charge of the finished ports 
stock room. 

o member of one of the oldest French 
poliiical families and a cousin of former 
Premier Paul Reynaud. 

Do you know that we have a former 
concertmaster of the Charleston, South 
Carolina, symphony orchestra? He was also 
a member of the famous Arco String Quar- 
tet, outstanding concert group of the South. 

At eleven years of age he won wide 
acclaim as the "newsboy violinist" of As- 

— 19 — 

Hero Visits Ryan 

Chief Quartermaster Maurice Rodrigos 
was the last man to leave the doomed 
destroyer Strong with his captain in 
Kula Gulf last July 4. After keeping 
afloat in the enemy-held water for an 
hour and a half, his signals from a 
waterproof flashlight brought rescue for 
Rodrigos and the captain. His mother, 
Mrs. Alice Swi^zer of Stockroom, 
showed him through the Ryan plant. 

bury Park, N. J. After his appearance at 
the Mosque Theatre, Arturo Rodzinski rec- 
ommended him to Leopold Stokowski. 

Fame and acclaim come to the young 
newsboy in November, 1922, when he 
played before a large audience in Philadel- 
phia accompanied by the famous Philadel- 
phia Symphony orchestra under the leader- 
ship of Stokowski. 

In 1926 he won a Curtis scholarship and 
later studied at the Juilliard foundation. 
Returning to Philadelphia, he served as 
concertmaster of the Cosmopolitan Sym- 
phony orchestra. When the new city sym- 
phony orchestra was organized at Charles- 
ton, S. C, he was drafted as concertmos'-er. 

In 1940 he came to San Diego for his 
health and joined the local music colony as 
an instructor and concert artist. Like many 
others, he answered the coll for men in 
the aircraft industry and took up his old 
hobby of machinery and instruments as a 
member of the tooling inspection depart- 
ment at Ryan. 

Presenting our popular EL BERRY, a 
real A?Tierican son of French parentage. 

::- «• » 

Remember the Jennys of the post-war era, 
that used to be known as flying coffins? 

Well, our choice for nomination as Ryan's 
best-liked police officer, Carl Hatfield, had 
one of those planes back in 1918 and was 
one of the first San Diego pilots to take 
up passengers. 

The old Jennys were limited in mileage 
and Carl on more than one occasion glided 
into the home field with little or no space 
to spare. Once he landed over the Mexican 
border when his ship "conked out." On this 
occasion it took a lot of Hatfield personality 
to convince Mexican authorities that his 
mission was friendly, and the American bor- 
der patrol that he was not bringing bock 
contraband, or a few stray Chinamen. 



(Continued from page 5) 

acknowledgment from the commit- 
tee of its receipt of his idea. Also 
enclosed will be a copy of a book- 
let entitled "These Are Our Wea- 
pons," a cartooned and illustrated 
discussion of fourteen points which 
can be considered in every produc- 
tion process — a good basic back- 
ground to stimulate further creative 
thinking by the man with ideas. 

In the meantime John's sugges- 
tion will have been turned over by 
the labor-management committee 
to one of several specially-trained 
investigators who will give it indi- 
vidual consideration. The investi- 
gator may go out into the factory 
and see John, get him to explain 
just how his idea will work, why it 
will cut down production time, by 
what means it will save on mater- 
ials. This supplemental information 
may be just what the doctor ordered 
to make a top-notch suggestion. 

After the suggestion sleuth is 
satisfied that he knows just exactly 
what John has in mind, he'll write 
a report on the suggestion — why he 
thinks John has hit the nail on the 
head or why it may be a good idea 
but impractical, whether or not it 
would involve too much tooling, 
how much time could be saved by 
its inauguration, how much material 
would be saved. In fact he'll analyze 
the suggestion from A to Z and 
turn over this information to the 
War Production Drive Committee. 
Then John'll receive another letter, 
this time giving a written report on 
his suggestion with reasons for its 
acceptance or rejection. If it's ac- 
cepted, there'll also be a notice of 
the Production Drive award to be 

But John's suggestion, if it's ac- 
cepted, doesn't stop here. Many 
ideas turned in by Ryan employees 
are of such value that the company 
itself wishes to reward the origina- 
tor. After John has received his 
gold, silver or bronze award from 
the Production Drive Committee and 
his suggestion has been put into 
actual operation, all the informa- 
tion concerning the idea is passed 
along to a special company commit- 
tee. They watch the idea in actual 
operation, see how it works out, 

Manifold Small Parts 

Women, Continued 

It won't be long now until mony of the 
women of Department 14 wear Ryon service 
pins. In August, JENNIE SHINAFELT ond 
MARGARET RUNDLE were the only bodge 
holders, but soon afterward several more 
LOUTHERBACK finished a year last month. 
LINNIE CHESTNUT, ex-Small Parts metal 
fitter, now inspecting across the aisle, and 
JO VIALL complete a year this week. Next 
month a dozen more will be eligible for the 
first pins. And not so long ago women in 
production were a big experiment and a 
necessary evil to hard-pressed supervisors. 

ELIZABETH (Fashion-is-Spinach) 
HAWES, after eight months on the grave- 
yard shift of an eastern factory, thinks that 
little or no advice or encouragement is 
needed by the ex-housewives. None of this 
"Chin up; put your bock into it!" is re- 
quired, she says. Her only tip is for those 
who would keep their looks as well as their 
jobs. "Use a light protective make-up and 
always wear a light covering over your hair 
at work," urges Miss Howes, "then after 
hours remove both and clean thoroughly." 
That treatment will keep the sag out of 
both hair and skin, she promises. 


"Housewife" by no means covers the pre- 
vious experience of recently joined women 
workers. Monifold Small Ports has JEAN 
LAWSON, former writer of radio copy, on 
third shift along with SYLVIA SCHEIBE, who 
owned and operated a restaurant, and EVA 
HUNT, who was a food production worker 
(fruit packing) before starting her aircraft 
job here. 

"Ladies ready-to-wear" was the line of 
LYDIA FERRIN JONES before she came to 
San Diego. She is among the new talent 
of the second shift of Manifold Small Ports, 
as is ANTONIA MEISON, formerly of the 
Son Diego Electric Railway. MINNIE MIZE, 

how much time or material it actu- 
ally saves. If it proves to be a 
particularly worthwhile suggestion, 
John will be called into the office 
of Ernie Moore, production superin- 
tendent, or G. E. Barton, factory 
manager. There he'll receive an 
additional reward in war bonds or 
war savings stamps. 

That's the story of how John Doe, 
and Mary too, will put their ideas 
to work at Ryan during the coming 
months. Judging from the increased 
number and superior quality of the 
suggestions that have been pouring 
in during the last few months, it's 
going to be a "boom" year for Ryan- 
ites with ideas. In fact, so great has 
been the increase in the quantity 
of suggestions coming in that two 
more suggestion boxes are being in- 
stalled in the factory, one near the 
main tool crib and one in the new 
final assembly building. 

— 20 — 

also of the swing shift ran o machine ot 
the Remington Arms foctory when she lived 
at Kansas City. KAY V^INNETT, who re- 
cently joined the four o'clock shift, was o 
school teacher at the Cat Creek oil fields 
at Winnett, Montono. Department newcom- 
ers include MYRTLE AHERN, degreasing j 
daytimes, who used to run a magazine shop I 
at Big Spring, Texas, and before that was 
a teacher. RUTH ANDERSON got foctory 
experience at Armstrong Tool and Die in 
Chicago; MYRTLE BYRD is a lady former, 
complete with cow; OLIVE CAREY is a 
ranch wife, too; LELA CHRISLIP left a 
dress shop in Seminole, Oklahoma; MAY 
GOODWIN never did a lick of work outside 
her home except a little tea-party stitching, 
until she started on our first shift. 

ELLA LAURA KELLY, drown from Son 
Diego bock country, has kept books and 
clerked in o general store at both Jamul 
and Lemon Grove; MARY NUGENT worked 
in Woolworth's at Des Moines, Iowa. All 
these will be the veterans of 1944, if they're 
needed, they soy. 

RED AUSTIN threw us over a year ago 
for the Army, but now he's back just where 
he requested to be, working with GORDON 
JOHNS on the graveyard shift of 14. Happy 
as a clam over it, too. Changes, he found, 
were amazing; the department had moved 
from the southwest to the northeast ex- 
termity of the building, WES SHIELDS hod 
progressed to lead man, women hod been 
token on the shift and various other im- 
provements'?) mode. 


They have something new in the YOUNG 
home. Blue-banded cigars, handed out by 
WOODY, announced "It's a boy." Robert 
Frederick Young was born September I 5. 

FLORENCE NELSON grew considerably 
more light-hearted ofter seeing the town 
lo little, soys she) with her brother, Lieut. 
Lyman Prose, here on a surprise leove from 
the Army Air Corps. 

J. J. OLSEN feels that there should be 
some special notice for a man who has won 
his year-pin after reaching the age of sev- 

BETTY LINCOLN wos the incentive for 
o supper shower, given by MARGARET 
RUNDLE lost month. The celebration was o 
iittle slow getting under way, good hostess 
though Margaret is, because all the guests 
hod to "Get used to seeing each other in 
clothes," as one of them put it. Never be- 
fore had the whole group met except in 

When the hydrant broke lote lost month, 
even that provided o chuckle for somebody. 
Before mopping up operations hod started, 
signs were posted in the department aisle: 
"Lake Ryan. No Fishing or Swimming Al- 
lowed," read one. Another bore the safety 
warning, "All vehicles shift into low gear." 

^■irN 'n> 





by Flonnie Freeman 

Guy Baker 

Guy Baker Has 
Enuiable Reiard 

It takes an au'omobile accident to keep 
Guy Baker of Final Assembly away from his 
job. He's been at Ryan for 2 Vz years now 
during which time he's been absent only 
two days. One morning, on the way to 
work, he and his little Austin came out 
second best in an automobile scramble. 
Guy spent two days recuperating. That was 
21 months ago — he's not been absent nor 
tardy since! 

Baker, a veteran of the last war, used 
to be in business on his own. "I learned 
the value of having people around who 
could be counted on to be there every day 
and on time," Baker soys, "and since I sold 
out and came to work at Ryan, I've made 
it a point to be where I was supposed to 
be when I was supposed to be there." 

Being on time in the Baker family isn't 
just something that happens. Mrs. Baker 
is teaching at the high school and junior 
college in order to help relieve the local 
teacher shortage and their two children are 
now both in school. 

Uniuersitv Offers 
Uariety of Courses 

The University of California War Train- 
ing Office announces the following classes: 

Elementary Engineering Mathematices; 
Projective Geometry; Numerical Analysis, 
slide rule: Intermediate Engineering Mathe- 
matics; Trigonometry; Fundamentals of Ra- 
dio Engineering; Aircraft Lofting Lines and 
Layout; Aircraft Drafting, Part II, Aircraft 
Materials and Processes; Fundamentals of 
Engineering; Applied Metallurgy; Introduc- 
tion to Aircraft Plastics; Drafting Standards; 
Elementary Electrical Engineering; Elemen- 
tary Mechanics, Design Sketching, Strength 
of Materials; Office Management; Principles 
of Safety Engineering. 

For further information regarding any of 
these courses call Industrial Training, Ex- 
tension 319, or stop in at the Industrial 
Training Office, Room 290 in the new office 

Another deadline Monday — I just don't 
know how they roll around so fast, but here 
I am, as usual, barely making it on time. 
My reminder caused some excitement the 
other day, when Mr. McCLENDON, who 
opens the moil, found a blank sheet of paper 
addressed, "Dear Flonnie" and at a glance 
there was nothing else discernible, so every- 
one thought I hod received a note in dis- 
appearing ink, or that someone had for- 
gotten to write the note after addressing it, 
but upon close scrutiny, we found at the 
very bottom right-hand corner, "Deadline 
Monday, — Sue." Thanks, Sue. 

Well, at last our men have something to 
brag about, for they won First Place for the 
second half of the summer season in bowl- 
ing. There were several swelled heads last 
Tuesday morning. We congratulate them 
and hope that they came out on top in the 
finals, when they bowled for the trophy 
Sepember 20. We hear that the rooting 
section was quite large last Monday night, 
and that always makes the game more in- 

helper, is quite the proud one. He came into 
the office displaying two bright and shining 
quarters the other morning. He is always 
dishing out the blarney to us girls, telling 
us how beautiful we ore and how lovely we 
look every day, no matter if we look drab 
or half asleep, or what. But we ore far from 
gullible, so we always tell him that all he 
wants is a quarter. He confessed one day 
that he had been trying that on all the 
girls for a couple of years but had never 
received a quarter, so was going to continue 
until he got one. Well, it seems as though 
two girls in Engineering, and old timers at 
that, fell for his "line" and gave him o 
quarter apiece. Was he the proud one? He 
said he was so surprised he left in a hurry 
with the money, and wouldn't dare give it 
back offer two whole years of trying to 
reach that goal, and is seriously thinking of 
framing them. 

At last the single men in the department 
hove a break, for we now have a single 
girl in the office. Miss LOIS GREEN. Well, 
fellows, here is your chance, but we don't 
know, we hove heard her talking about a 
very good friend in the service. 

Ask LAURA what she does every Sunday 
aflernoon from 1:00 till 4:00 p.m. We'll 
bet she will break out in a happy smile. 
The secret is that she gets to see her hus- 
band at that time every Sunday until he 
is out of "boot camp" at the Naval Train- 
ing Station. They get to sit and chat for 
three hours. But it won't be long until he 
will be out of that and we are hoping for 
their sokes that he gets stationed here in 
San Diego. 

Everyone is now sporting new badges, and 
we hove heard both good and bad comments. 
At least they ore certainly bright. And one 
thing, we don't hear now, "Isn't that a 
terrible picture of me?" For most of the 
pictures on our badges before were far from 
being flattering, and with the new badges 

we don't have to look at our own counten- 
ances all day. 

How any one department can be as sans 
excitement and news as ours I don't know, 
but it seems as though not one of us has 
had anything exciting happen for the past 
three weeks, so we guess we'll have to say 
adieu for this time. We do want to welcome 
Lois in our department, also Mr. THOMAS 
BOETTICHER, a new draftsman. We are 
very glad to have both of them with us. 

P.S. This may be my farewell column, 
so I'll say goodbye now, as I'll probably be 
leaving Ryan about the middle of October. 
It has been an extremely pleasant year, and 
I hate to say goodbye to all the swell people 
I've met here, but I'm looking forward to 
joining my husband shortly in Son Francisco. 
Happy landings, all! 

Here and There 

by Jonnie Johnson 

Here I am back in the fold and right at 
home. After being somewhere else for a 
few months, it's needless to say I'm glad 
to be back at Ryan's. There just isn't any 
place like it. 

Everyone is so busy these days moving and 
trying to get settled in new quarters. Two 
years ago it would have sounded rather far- 
fetched to think Ryan would be so large. 
It just all goes to show that women have 

One of the first things I noticed after 
coming bock was SLIM COATS' article in the 
Flying Reporter. Fine thing. Slim. I also 
see DOROTHY KOLBREK is back — wonder 
if she can't be induced to write again. How 
about it. Dot? 

Would like to say "hello" to the "Old 
Experimental Gong" and we'll be seeing you 
soon in the new building. Also we missed 
that article, BOB. To moke up for lost time, 
we'll be expecting a good one when you 
get moved. 

Speaking of busy places, I hove been 
out to the Paint Shop a few times (AHEM!) 
lately, and they are working like bees in the 
spring. Hurry back, MR. PALMER, or you 
won't know your old department. 

I speak of these departments expanding 
and being so busy, because it seems incred- 
ible they could change so much in the short 
time I was gone. That old saying, "To miss 
a good think is to lose it" isn't far wrong. 

TOM HICKEY needs a scooter bike these 
days. Also the foremen of Manifold. These 
departments cover so much territory they 
divide them into sections, so they can cover 
the entire department each week at least. 

I was talking to MAJOR GILES of AAF 
the other day and it seems he is having 
some trouble about income tax. Now, Major, 
with all the Income Tax experts there are 
working at Ryan I can't understand why you 
should give it a thought. 

Of all the confusion about these new 
badges. About the time I decide I've got 
them straightened out I look up and here 
is a Douglas or Convair bodge staring me 
in the face. You sure can't tell who you're 
talking to these days. I think the "Good 
Neighbor" policy really went over in a big 

Well, that's about enough of saying — 
I'm glad to be back, and maybe next time 
I'll have some news for you. 'Bye. 


■21 — 

Smoke From 
A Test Tube 

by Sally and Sue 

When the news of the surrender of Italy 
reached Ryan, we are sure that the Lob- 
oratory was happier and made more noise 
about it than any other department, or any 
combination of departments. No, we were 
not being over-optimistic, we were just 

He come to work on a Monday morning 
starry-eyed, riding on pearly pink clouds, 
and full of en'husiasm. Ah, such ecstasy! 
Ah, such bliss! Upon inquiry we found — 
he'd been roMer skating with his daughter 
over the week-end. And he loved it! In fact 
he is going again soon, and we suspect he 
will be a figure skater before long, or should 
we say they will be a team. We hove heard 
of big boys like DAVE ADAMS rave about 
the joys of sliding over a rink on boll bear- 
ings with a de-lovely young lovely, but when 
a proud papa like "MAC" WASHINGTON 
MclNTYRE comes to work all enthusiastic, 
that's news. More power to the father- 
daughter teams, say we, whether it be roller 
skating, ice skating, tennis, or swimming. 

"Hello-hello-Toy Department? This is 
KEITH WHITCOMB calling." Now we don't 
want you to acquire any wrong ideas, so 
it has been decided that the facts should 
be presented publicly in order to dispell any 
rumors. Here's the lowdown : "Doc" was 
looking for something special in the way of 
light bulbs for his metollogroph. They hod 
to be a certain size, etc., etc. Before he 
finally found what he was searching for, 
he had reached the "reserve strength and 
patience" stage and seriously considered 
having a phonograph record made of his 
request. It wasn't the effort so much 1hat 
bothered him as it was the humility of it 
all. He found the stares of unbelief almost 
unbearable and talked as low as possible 
so as not to be heard by any other depart- 
ment. With all these precautions, however, 
he was unable to keep this strange assign- 
ment a secret. And that, dear readers, is 
his secret sorrow! 

Introducing SUE REESE of the Laboratory 
staff, and her husband, Sgt, Tommie L. 
Reese of the U, S, Marine Corps, who is 
now serving overseas, Sgt, Reese has been 
gone since the first of the year, with an 
antiaircraft unit in the Southwest Pacific. 
He previously served in Panama, Iceland, 
Cuba and Puerto Rico. We oil met Tommie 
at our Laboratory picnic last year and liked 
him immensely. He is a blonde Irishman 
with a wonderful sense of humor. Sue is 



"Girl Friday" for W. FORD LEHMAN, our 
Welding Supervisor. She is the girl in de- 
mand when a welder colls for a new stamp, 
when a foreman comes in with furrowed 
brow hoping she con help him identify a 
s'amp, when the questions arise as to how 
many welders the compony has, what class 
a welder is certified in, when he received 
his certification, etc., etc.; in other words, 
she is very much in demand, in addition 
to all the other work she does in the Lob- 
oratory. Besides doing her share at Ryan, 
Sue is a faithful worker at the U.S.O. Trav- 
ellers' Aid, where she has put in many hours 
of volunteer service and is well known and 
liked by everyone. 

Another problem solved. We of the femi- 
nine gender in the Laboratory, there being 
five of us now, wondered why it was found 
necessary to shampoo what we fondly and 
optimistically refer to as our "shining 
glories" more often than ever before. As a 
result of the research project, we hereby 
announce to our fellow sufferers that it con 
all be attributed to the fact that the popu- 
lation of the United States is increasing by 
leaps and bounds. In case this lost state- 
ment has left you dazed ond blinking and 
about to go back and start over after rub- 
bing your eyes diligently, we will do a thor- 
ough job of confusing you and explain it 
another woy. We blame the condition of 
our hoir to the cigar smoke thot fogs the 
atmosphere every time some friend an- 
nounces a new arrival. Now, we aren't com- 
plaining a bit about the babies. It's just 
that we wish we were inventive enough to 
inaugurate the use of some device that 
would do away with the damaging effects 
of cigar smoke, and if at all possible, with 
cigars as a whole! 


Merlin News 

That old gag man of the Merlin depart- 
ment is still up to his old tricks. A woman- 
hater at heart, but he hasn't a heart. We 
hope Uncle Sam doesn't take him because 
we all enjoy having him in our department. 
This is no other than KENNY MATHEWS. 

BROGEN, please stop bringing bananas 
in your lunch. 

Gee, we sure are sorry to see CLARE 
leave our department. She is small in size 
but big in her good deeds. 

Hey, GUNDA, do you have the inside of 
that house painted yet,' 

And LIZZIE, we heard someone was in 
your booth while you were absent. Was it 

Hey, LARSON, is it true what they say 
about little men? 

Why does JACK WESSLER chew snuff all 
the time? 

• it 

Oberbauer To Wed 
Merveilla Hickcy 

Eddie Oberbauer, Ryan's chief test pilot 
and long known as one of the company's 
most eligible bachelors, has fallen at last! 
He slid a diamond engagement ring on the 
finger of Miss Merveilla "Micky" Hickey 
of the Transportation department lost 
month. Just when the marriage will take 
place has not been disclosed — but judging 
from Eddie's jubilant frame of mind he will 
not allow it to be long delayed. 

— 22 — 

Job Classification 
Record Obtainable 

The West Coast Aircraft Committee hos 
mode the following order, which is published 
for information of those employees con- 

ORDER No. 40 
It is hereby ordered that upon the 
request of any employee affected by 
the Technical and Office Job Classifi- 
cation Plan approved by the Tenth 
Regional War Labor Board on July 23, 
1943, the employing company shall 
give such employee in writing at ony 
time between March 2 and October I, 
1943; (1) His job title, classifica- 
tion and ingrade position (i.e., his 
rate and the maximum and minimum 
of the then rote range for his job I , and 
(2) His new job title, classification 
and ingrade position (i.e., his new rate 
and the maximum and minimum of 
the rate range for his new classifica- 
tion) . 

Any employee whose job is covered by the 
Technical and Office Job Classificotion Plan 
approved by the Notional War Labor Board 
in its Directive Order of March 3, 1943, 
may obtain the information referred to in 
the above Order by making written or oral 
application to his foreman. 





(Continued from page lOi 
Cash purchases for more than $100,000 
worth of bonds inundated the booths dur- 
ing the 48 hours of the drive. Purchasers 
were lined up eight deep during rest periods. 
Some of them went to extreme lengths to 
get their cash into the pot. Milton Rosen- 
boum of Inspection, away on vocation, drove 
26 miles on his A-card to give cash for a 
$1000 bond to George Dew, head of his 
department. Frank Voll of Manifold per- 
suaded the Bonk of America to send o teller 
from Ocean Beach with his cosh for a S500 
bond, so he wouldn't have to leave the 
plant to make a withdrawal. (He hasn't 
been absent, nor even late, during the lost 
three years.) 

Everyone wound up the campaign in a 
glow of enthusiasm — not just for the War 
Loan Drive, but for the company and for 
each other. Ryan employees got a lot of 
publicity on the phenomenal success of their 
campaign, which mode everyone proud. And 
a lot of Ryan people got better acquainted 
with other Ryonites on the other side of the 
management-labor fence, which proved to 
be a pleasant and worthwhile experience 
for all concerned. One of the finest ex- 
pressions of good feeling came from Bill 
Salmon, financial secretary of local 505 of 
the UAW-CIO, when he stepped before a 
public address system to announce to the 
whole plant: 

"The CIO believes that Ryan really means 
what it says about making this company 
'A Better Place to Work.' We see no need 
of a strike fund here at Ryan, so we're clos- 
ing out our strike fund and putting all the 
money into War Bonds." 

Mo Loft Sez 

by George 

Well, for a change we are long on the 
news end of the loft group this time but 
short on the time in which to get it all down. 
So perhaps some of you young gentlemen (?) 
(wolves) will get your chance to fry the 
next time. 

We all know PAT CARTER is bock from 
his EXTENDED vacation but the important 
news about Pat is that from his actions he 
is toking his final fling at freedom before 
saying yes. Well, Pat, we sure hope it's soon 
because we want that party and from what 
I hear from the grapevine, the DOROTHY- 
LUKE combination isn't working out quite 
as fast as we'd like. Perhaps Charlotte will 
see this and come to our rescue. Let's not 
put it off too long, now. 

The title of pack rat and scavenger has 
been awarded to a more worthy member in 
the loft group, none other than "PERKY" 
PRCHAL. He is awarded this honorary title 
for the fine work he is doing in collecting 
lumber for his fence, which has been in the 
process of construction for the last 3 months 
— the end of the job is not yet in sight. 

Here is a very important item for you 
v/olves in the department, especially Luke, 
Pat and the rest of you who ore interested 
in how to woo and win yourself a wife. 
The classes are free and are held in the 

daytime so you'll still have time to go home 
that night and try out what you have 
learned. Most of us hove had a preview of 
the course and it's very interesting. So any 
of you who are interested, please contact 
HERB CROUCH. He will let you in on the 
gruesome details. 

SPANKY MacFARLANE has now become 
a fuedal lord and landowner in Pacific Beach 
and in the some breath BOB "TAHITI" 
BLAKENEY has taken over Sponky's old 
apartment in Mission Beach and is redec- 
orating it in the TAHITIAN MOTIF, Say, 
Bob, are you going to have the native girls, 
etc. If so, the Loft group will be up, but 

The stories we've been hearing about 
"CHOPPY" — well, all we can say about it 
is that we'll hove to wait till the next time 
and perhaps then we'll have something fit 
to print. 

Those who were slighted this time ore 
given a respite till next issue as the dead- 
line is here. 

Just a note to the new householders. As 
long as we're having such a hard time get- 
ting Luke and Pot married off for the 
party, we could sure stand a houseworming 
in the meantime. 

Here's neius Far 
Prospecliue Draftees 

Ryanites who are expecting induction into 
the armed forces will be interested in the 
text of this order concerning the mora- 
torium on the induction of aircraft workers. 

"Authorization to State Directors of Cali- 
fornia and Washington to Postpone Induc- 
tion of Registrants Regularly Engaged in 
Production of Aircraft. 

"Under and by Virtue of the Selective 
Training and Service Act of 1940, as 
amended, and the authority vested in me 
by the regulations prescribed by the Presi- 
dent thereunder, I hereby authorize and 
empower the State Director of California 
and the State Director of Washington to 
postpone for a period of not to exceed sixty 
(60) days, the induction of any registrant 
regularly engaged in the production of air- 
craft in aircraft plants situated in the States 
of California and Washington, respectively, 
regardless of the state in which any such 
registrant may be registered, provided, that 
the induction of any such registrant may be 
further postponed for an additional period, 
not to exceed sixty days. Such authority and 
power IS hereby granted until this authori- 
zation is modified or rescinded." 

Signed by: LEWIS B. HERSHEY, 
Director of 
Selective Service. 

Another issue to meet and again on the 
deadline as per usual. 

Our slowly balding foreman, BUD BEERY, 
has received the opportunity to represent 
the Wing department on the new project. 
During his absence, that Arizona panhandler 
from Powder River will be chief cook and 
bottle washer. The past few days our Coro- 
nodo character has been coming to work 
dressed to kill. I wonder what's in the wind? 

One day past, I was questioned closely 
on the outstanding contour of my right eye. 
Of course the lights in our new building 
didn't seem to help much. I guess I had 
better explain. 

Explanation as follows: One fine sunny 
day I was challenged to a handball gome. 
Accepting, we both entered the court. Well! 
Being that time is short and on the deadline 
of this issue, I'll have to go to another sub- 

The Wing department has accepted the 
chollenge to buy more bonds this month. 
And I might odd, their participation was 
swell. But why stop after this month? Let's 
sacrifice o little more every month. 

A one-year anniversary for our depart- 
mentment clerk, MARIE VOLSTEAD, is 
drawing very near. And she will receive a 
well-earned vacation. There's one other per- 
son I'd like to mention before I end this 
column. Yes, I believe we all know him, 
JOHN VANDERLINDE. John wears two 
diamonds on his service pin. If you need 
quick action on any particular job or ques- 
tion, see John. He always has a good word 
and is willing to help anyone. 

\ SflY MflTie Did You By CHfiMCE. Lost THeSE 

If J 


^ The Beam 

^■1 by Pat Kelly 

You who are students of history ore 
familiar with General "Stonewall" Jackson's 
famous "foot cavalry." A current replica of 
that hot-footin' outfit may be observed in 
starkweather's pipefitters and GOR- 
DON'S electricians. These lods cover so much 
ground they hove an A- 1 priority on shoe- 
leather. Ever see a group of wire-pullers 
swarm over o spot-welder? That proves Gen- 
eral Bedford Forrest's statement that "the 
way to win a battle is to git thor fustest 
with the mostest men." It also explains how 
BILL SALMON broke o finger. He hit, with 
a hammer, what he thought was a pipe- 
fitter's finger only to learn with dismay it 
was his own. 

Reckon y'all have gazed into the future 
and figured what your financial status will 
be at the end of the year. The mathemat- 
ical evolutions involved in these calcula- 
tions may hove hod o great deal to do with 
the calling of little Joel Kuppermon to Hol- 
lywood. The other moth wizard, RICHARD 
Williams, was in Washington recently, 
probably to assist the Treasury officials. 

FRED BORTZMEYER was quoted as say- 
ing, "If I could get a bit of cooperation 
from the moon and tides, I could moke this 
damned system work." 

When JOE SKAINS reported for work a 
short time ago his countenance was criss- 
crossed with court plaster and adhesive 
tape. He sheepishly explained he attempted 

to lean out of a closed window he thought 
wos open. 

JIM ROSE, heat treater, is bock on the 
job, fat and sassy as ever, after an emer- 
gency appendectomy. Glad to see yo, Jim, 
but take it easy for awhile. 

We sow LARRY EULBERG, erstwhile bull- 
ganger and now a member of the Coast 
Guard, the other day. He asked to be re- 
membered to every one. 

Ting-a-ling, our BELLE doth ring. 

For LIN hath come to town. 
She forsook slacks and luncheon sacks 

For a lovely silken gown. 

In other words, Mrs. BELLE DRAKE'S 
husband just returned here on furlough after 
completing a most strenuous C. B. course 
at Norfolk, Va., and Belle decided no bet- 
ter time might be found for her vacation. 

The anvil of "PANCHITO" GILLONS, 
blacksmith, is ringing merrily again. He re- 
ports a gay time visiting his old haunts 
while on vocation. And JORGENSEN, the 
Wolverine, has returned. "There's no place 
quite like Michigan," sez he, but he come 

We hove wondered why BILL BOWMAN, 
six foot six Dope Shop leadman, was not 
in the group of high pocket boys recently 
pictured in the Reporter. We knew Bill when 
he went to Ventura and — on second thought 
we'll skip that 'cause we went also. 

Place on your "must" reading list "Thirty 
Seconds Over Tokyo" by Copt. Ted Lowson, 
vivid account of the brilliant Doolittle 
raid from start to finish. Reading time — 
about four hours. Buy, borrow, beg, or steal 
o copy. For all Americans, regordless of 
sex or age. 

In closing, let me emphasize that its 
illegal to ride a bike on the wrong side of 
the rood at any time. 

Service Pins Awarded Old -Timers 

Putt Putts 
On Parade 

by Evelyn Duncan 

Five year service pins were presented this month by T. Claude Ryan to Joe Johnson, 
foreman of Fuselage, left, and Bill Everly of Drop Hammer, right. 

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Well, folks, the deadline is around again 
and here I om to bore you a little bit more 
than I did the last time. A lot has happened 
to the little group that meets out at the 
flight shack. 

There have been several transfers lately 
— both into and out of the department. 
HELEN McCOWN has been transferred to 
Dispatching and is now in Dispatch Booth 4. 
Taking her place is VIVIAN RUBISH, who 
was transferred from SOR Wing. DORIS 
BERG left a few days ago to enter her final 
year at Son Diego High School. She plans 
to enter nurse's troining immediately after 
graduation. DOROTHY HALL, who was also 
transferred from SOR Wing, takes her place. 
We miss Helen and Doris, but are glad to 
welcome Vivion and Dorothy into our little 

MILLIE MERRITT'S biggest headache is 
the dust that covers everything in the flight 
shack each morning. Poor Millie spends 
hours trying to clean house each morning, 
only to find the dust a little worse the next 

Need we remind MIKE TURNER that he 
shouldn't doze on trailers during rest per- 
iod? I think not after the scare he received 
the other day. 

VERLA GENE WARREN wos obsent on 
account of illness recently. Don't think that 
we didn't miss her. You ore doing very well 
with your learning to drive. Gene. By the 
way — let's just forget the number of things 
yours truly hit while she was learning to 
drive. I'd much rather think it was o night- 

MAE McKENZIE come in the other day 
with a big smile. We learned that her 
brother, whom she hadn't seen in three years, 
was bock from overseas. She took a couple 
of days off and met him in Los Angeles. 

RUPERT BERG still has the some old nod 
and smile for everyone. You know, it's very 
nice to hove the privilege of knowing a 
friendly person like Berg. 

The War Bond drive was a great success 
in the Transportation deportment. We all 
realize that we not only have a job to do 
— we have bonds to buy. Many of us hove 
husbands whom we wont to rush back home. 
MAE McKENZIE's husbond, Ross, is in the 
Navy; VIVIAN RUBISH's husband. Gene, is 
in the Armv Air Corps and my husband, 
BASIL DUNCAN, is in the Marine Corps. 
All of us hove a brother or some other close 
relative or friend whom we wont to help. 
Doing our jobs the best we can is not enough. 
We must buy bonds ond Tronsportotion De- 
partment is buying them — one hundred per- 

VIVIAN RUBISH received a call from her 
husband in Denver, Colorado, the other 
night. She learned that he was in the hos- 
pital but we're hoping he will be well soon. 
By the way, the close friendship of Vivian 
and DOROTHY HALL is o by-word in the 

TiJ^a^ ^joo^7 

Edited by MRS. ESTHER T. LONG 

^ tcw^itM^ dcA^ uUt^ ^ Sout^^citt accent 


Vt. tbsp fot 

Vz medium sized onion 

1 c tomato pulp 

1/2 lb chopped steak 

2 c tomato sauce 
1 c corn meal 

3 c water 

I Va tsp salt 

Melt fat. Add chopped onion and steak and brown. Add tomato pulp, 
tomato sauce. Make cornmeal mush by adding the cornmeal to the 3 cups 
of boiling water and 1 Va teaspoons of salt. Put half the mush in a baking 
dish and pour in the meat mixture. Then cover with the remaining mush. 
Bake 30 minutes in a moderate oven 1350°) . Serves 6. 

This recipe can be varied by adding 1 pimento, V4 c grated cheese and 
1 c ripe olives. 

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1 Vz dozen fresh shrimp 

2 large firm ripe tomatoes 

2 c cooked macaroni in creom sauce with cheese 
% c grated American cheese 

Drop the fresh shrimps into boiling salted water and cook for 15 minutes. 
Then wash and drain. Remove the tail and legs with the fingers and then 
shell. Cut out the block line with a sharp knife and rinse gently under 
cold water. Break into pieces and combine with cooked macaroni. Pour 
into buttered casserole. Cut tomatoes into Vz inch slices and arrange over 
macaroni mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake in moderate oven (350°) 
for one-half hour. Serves 4-6. 

^ ^fiecccU tneaC ^on, <Jt C(Hif^-^tMftf meat . . 


3 c cooked lima beans 
1 green pepper 
'/4 c onion 
3 tsp water 

1 c soft bread crumbs 

1 c bacon 

2 eggs 

1 tsp salt 

Mash beans or put them through a coarse sieve. Simmer finely chopped 
onion and pepper in water for 5 minutes; then add to bacon which has 
been fried. Add this mixture to the mashed beans along with the soft 
bread crumbs, eggs and salt. Stir thoroughly, then shape into loaf and 
roll in flour. Bake in moderate oven (350°) for one-half hour. Serves 4-6. 




Classes Begin In 
Hnmemaking Hrts 

Would you like to ... . 

know how to buy more economically. 

learn to cook nutritious meals at low cost. 

know about inflation and price control. 

set up your own family budget. 

learn home care of the sick. 

plan your own garden. 

study the core and guidance of your child. 

consider your own personality problems. 

re-moke your lost year's coat. 

slip cover your favorite chair. 

spend your leisure time with a worth-while 

hobby — oil painting or pastels, 
or the thousand other things of interest to 

Then plan to attend one or more of the 
many homemaking and family life courses 
that are going to be offered by the Adult 
Education Division of the Son Diego Public 
Schools. Classes meet once a week, usually 
for a two-hour period. You can find out 
when the course you'd like to take is given 
by calling Mrs. Lenore Ponunzio at Franklin 
2669. Or call the Department of Adult Edu- 
cation Gt Franklin 6584. 

Suieet Potatoes 
Plentiful This Veor 

It will be good strategy this fall and 
winter to buy, eat, and store sweet potatoes, 
as they will be plentiful throughout the 
country. Production of sweet potatoes is up 
over 20 per cent this year which should 
mean that there'll be more on our local 
morke's. Like leafy green and yellow veg- 
etables, sweet potatoes ore rich in Vitamin 
A. In fact, an overage-sized sweet potato 
should provide nearly all the vitamin A 
needs for the day. Serve them with pork 
or ham or sausage or chicken. Bake them, 
glaze them, scallop them or mash them. 
They're on the market now! 

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2^ "THo^tt^ 

Table Tennis 

Here's a chance to get in on a sport at the proper moment! With one tournament now under way, you'll have just time to get 
a little good herd practice in before it's time for another tournament to start. For a quick game, that': got a fascination all its own, 
try your hand at table tennis. It's a swiftie. When those balls come down to earth, there's no parachute attached and you'll soon find 
out that the eye is often quicker than the hand. If you've never tried it, give it a fling. If you're an old hand, come out and join the 
other veterans of toble tennis. See Travis Hatfield in Personnel for complete details. 

Ploy in the present Ryan Novice Toble 
Tennis Tournoment has started with thirty- 
two contestants entered. Play will continue 
through four rounds, one semi-final round, 
and a final round. As games will be sched- 
uled individually between contestants, and 
play will take place on one of the four 
courts authorized by the committee, no time 
limit has been set for play-offs. 

All tournament games will be best two 
out of three sets, and semi-finals and finals 
best three out of five. The winner and the 
runner-up will receive trophies. 

The thirty-two contestants line up as 
follows for the first round: 

Berrymon vs. George Barker 

G. Keisel vs. Coltrain 

Betty Harter vs. Marie Louden 

Barry vs. Russ Nordlund 

H. Smith vs. Pierpont 

Pearson vs. Atwill 

G. O. Adams vs. H. C. Wright 

Raeder vs. Cunningham 

T. P. Hearne vs. Riesz 

Christopher vs. Plumb 

Forlas vs. Skinner 

M, Burnett vs. G. Hearne 

Dew vs. Mrs. M. Finn 

F. Finn vs. L. Bennett 

Schrieber vs. Allred 

Kay Dean vs. Mrs. Riesz 

Players will get in touch with opponents 
and then contact table locations. Tables are 
located at the following homes: 

R. S. Cunningham, 680 Wrelton, Pacific 

O. F. Finn, 4925 Canterbury Drive. 

T. P. Hearne, Concord St., Pt. Lomo 
(Phone B. 5187). 

G. Dew, 3510 Alabama. 

All games will be played at 7:30 p.m., 
with one half hour margin allowed before 

gome is forfeited. All players ore expected 
to wear dark coats, shirts, or sweaters. Reg- 
ulation send paddles will be used. 

At the end of the second round, those 
who ore eliminated from the championship 
fight will be bracketed into a consolation 
tournament. Also included in this tourna- 
ment will be the ten employees whose 
entries were received too late to be included 
in the original tournament and any new 
Ryanites who now wish to enter. Deadline 
for entries in this second tournament will be 
October 8th and the tournament itself will 
start on Monday, the 1 1 th. A singles tourna- 
ment for women employees and wives of 
Ryan men is also getting under way and 
the some deadline date tor entries holds and 
this contest will also start on the 1 I th. 


Winter bowling has gotten under way 
with several regular leagues and at least 
one beginners' league commencing ploy. 

The First and Third Shift Winter Bowl- 
ing League with 34 teams got under way, 
Monday, Sept. 27, and will continue for 
31 weeks. Eighteen teams will bowl every 
Monday evening at 6:30 p.m., and the 
remaining fourteen teams will bowl at 9 p.m. 
All games will be at the Tower Bowling 

Ed Sly is president of this league, "Lucky" 
Thorgerson, vice-president, and Gordon Mos- 
sop, secretary. 

The Second and Third Shift League is 
playing every Thursday morning at 10 
o'clock at the Hillcrest Bowl. This league 
is composed of two rounds, the winners of 

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the two rounds meeting at the end of the 
seoson to play for the Winner's Trophy. 
The Runner-Up will also receive a trophy. 

G. R. Miller, of Small Ports, Fred Hill, 
of Sheet Metal, ond Ray Ortiz, of Manifold, 
are the committee in charge of the leogue. 

In the dub class so far is the Stress de- 
portment which is putting two teams into 
the field to challenge each other, or any- 
one else who can guarantee that their team 
will overage at least three gutter bolls per 
man per game. Eventually they hope to be- 
come good enough to enter the Beginners' 
Mixed or Mixed Beginners' (whichever woy 
thot goes I Tournament that Travis Hatfield 
is organizing. This latter leogue will be 
open to all persons who are either just tak- 
ing up the gome or, like the Stress depart- 
ment, about to give it up in disgust. With 
a little coaching by experts, Travis hopes 
to whip the league into a successful enter- 
prise, just as the women's league of the 
past summer. Anyone interested is osked to 
get in touch with Personnel. All that is 
required is oiley fee, one leg, and one arm. 
Less than that will not be occeptable. 


After a two month lay-off the Badminton 
Club is in action ogoin Wednesdoy nights 
from 7 :30 o'clock to 1 o'clock at the Son 
Diego High School Gym. 

No admission or membership fee is 
charged, but members ore expected to sup- 
ply their own equipment, including birds. 
New msmbers moy join merely by putting 
in on appearance. 

ThB Score Board 

By A. S. Billings, Sr. 

When the Ryan All-Stars defeated the 
league-leading team, Camp Elliott, by 2 to 
] in sixteen innings at Golden Hill, it threw 
the league into a 3-way tie between Camp 
Elliott, ABG2 and Convair No. I. The play- 
off between ABG2 and Convair No. 1 was 
scheduled for September 27 at Golden Hill, 
the winner to meet Camp Elliott next Sun- 

The Ryan All Stars' sixteen-inning affair 
against Elliott was the best sandlot gome of 
the entire summer, with Luther French 
pitching the first seven innings and Bob 
Bollinger the lost nine. Both boys turned in 
fine performances with Bob Bollinger pitch- 
ing his best game of the season and win- 
ning his own game in the sixteenth with a 
line drive over the left fielder's head. The 
club made six double plays and played on 
errorless ball game — a really fine perform- 
ance. The whole club was given considerable 
help in the game by Del Bollinger, San Diego 
Padre catcher, who caught 14 of the 16 
innings and hustled all the way through — 
o grand type of professional player. 

On Sunday, September 12, the club lost 
an exhibition game to Convair No. 1 by a 
score of 6-2, and on Sunday, September 19, 

Sofftboll Seoson Ends 

An ex'ro abundance of hustle and team- 
work have enobled the Second Shift Soft- 
ball team to wind up the season with o 
record of sixteen wins and six losses. All 
the fellows on the team hove played a lot 
of ball before but it took the first four or 
five games before they really learned to 
play together. That accounted for the major 
portion of the gomes lost. However, before 
the season was very well under way they 
developed a team harmony that was tough 
competition for every outfit they came up 

The team was weakened right at the end 
by the loss of Todd to the armed services. 

He was capable of playing any position on 
we defeated the Liberators by a score of 
7-3. In this contest. Bob Roxborough turned 
in a 4 hit game and Roy Fitzpotrick and 
Erv Morlett carried off the hitting honors. 
The club is beginning to click again ond 
we feel that we will really hove something 
to say about who is going to win the Winter 

The Winter League will get going about 
October 10 and the Ryan All Stars will play 
exhibition gomes eoch Sunday until the 
League is organized. All gomes ore adver- 
tised by the San Diego County Managers 
Association in the local Sunday papers. 


Cribboge, a card game for people who 
like face cords only, is referred to by play- 
ers OS a sport and by casual and confused 
on-lookers as a pain in the neck. As some 
thir'y cribbage addicts have gathered to- 
gether and formed a club with intentions 
of starting a tournament, the activities of 
the club will henceforth be reported on this 
page — but only for the benefit of those 
thirty people, inasmuch as to the rest of 
the people at Ryan the game doesn't resem- 
ble a sport. 

In case anyone wishes to enter this stren- 
uous sport he is asked to get in touch with 
Travis Hatfield, Ext. 317, in Personnel. 

Emerson did put himself on the outstanding 
list because of his ability to bunt and place 
his hits wherever he wanted to — chiefly 
where there wasn't anybody to get them. 

Holkestad, besides managing this team, 
has managed several other outstanding 
teams. He was manager of the Ft. Ransom 
all-stars from North Dakota who got to 
the semi-finals in the U. S. District Soft- 
ball Tournament. About his work with Ihe 
Second Shift team, Ray says, "It's been a 
great pleasure managing these boys and 
their cooperation has been excellent. I hope 
we con get together again next year." 

Standing are Cook, inf.; Marsh, O.F.; Jardine, inf.; Wagner, inf.; Noll, inf.; Luther- 
back, inf.; McCoy, O.F. Sitting are Holkestad, C. and Mgr.; Emerson, O.F.; Chaf- 
fey, C; Graves, O.F.; Lee, botboy; Cardinal, ump.; Mogdick, O.F;, and Lightfoot, P., 
seated on the ground. Not in the picture are Kell, O.F.; Roberts, O.F.; Ruzich, inf., 
and Chess, P. 

This is Kenny Barnes, winner of Con- 
vair's recent pro-amateur golf tourney. 
Photo courtesy of Consolidated Vultee 
Aircraft Corp. 

Barnes Wins Tournament 

The best golfers from the various San 
Diego airplane plants got together on Sep- 
tember 19, Qt Coronodo Country Club. 
There were six players from Ryan competing: 
Kenny Barnes, Bernie Bills, Frank Finn, 
C. Barker, Keith Whitcomb and Leeper. 

Kenny Barnes, one of our best golfers, 
won the $50 war bond with a par of 72. 
Nice going, Kenny. We will expect to hear 
more from you in our Ryan Elimination 
Tournament. Look out for this fellow Bills. 
He'll give you some tough competition. 

Prizes for the Ryan Elimination Golf 
Tournament that began September 26, are 
as follows; 

Championship Flight: 

Winner — $50 War Bond. 

2nd — $25 War Bond. 

3rd — $10 War Stamps. 

4th — $10 War Stamps. 
Consolation Flight: 

Winner — $25 War Bond. 

2nd — $10 War Stamps. 

3rd — $5 War Stamps. 

4th — $5 War Stomps. 


First practice for the Ryan Bosketball 
League will be held Sept. 30, from 7 p.m. 
to 9 p.m. at the Son Diego High School 

The basketball league, which will be 
composed of six teams, will get under way 
OS soon OS the teams can be rounded into 
shape. As all games will be scheduled in 
the evening, the league is restricted to first 
shift teams. 

After the regular season has started star 
players from the inter-department leagues 
will be drov/n upon to form a company team 
for industrial league gomes. Carmack Berry- 
man will manage the all-star teom. 

There's also going to be a basketball 
team for second and third shift workers. 
If you'd like to try out for this team con- 
tact Travis Hatfield in Personnel or Roy 
Holkestad at Ext. 253. The team will play 
at 10 o'clock in the morning at Admiral 
Sexton gym at the foot of Columbia; prob- 
ably two games a week will be scheduled. 
This team will represent Ryan in the in- 
dustrial league. 

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cJoi) c/ratices cJlaile 

• A lot of something old end a speck of 
something new. It's patriotic this year to 
moke your old clothes do, and buy abso- 
lutely only what you need. Your closet must 
hold plenty of possibilities for a new-look- 
ing wardrobe. 

• What about that old wool dress, the one 
with the frayed collar and worn-out under- 
arms? You might cut out the neck and arm- 
holes, and moke a perfect jumper outfit 
whose countenance can frequently be 
changed with different colored blouses, 
dickies, etc. . . . That light-colored spring 
suit might be dyed the new October Brown 
and worn with Heavenly Blue accessories. 

. And how about that black dress? 
Perfectly good, but you're just tired of it. 
Why not change it by adding o new, con- 
trasting top? Or you might wont to trick 
it up with striped black and white zebra- 
like yoke. Stir up your gray matter, look 
over the latest fashion magazines, and 
you'll get oodles of ideas to pep up your 
fall and winter wardrobe. 

• Bags become larger and larger, yet most 
of them strive to save our precious leather 
by getting themselves made of satin, faille, 
fur, velveteen or what have you. Muffs, 
too, are making another come-back — and 
like the bags are fur, satin, or velveteen. 
A perfect piece of quick-change hocus-pocus 
is a beaded belt and chatelaine. Just like 
in the Renaissance, and equally colorful. 

• "Models' Speciol" make-up was dreamed 
up especially for models and until now has 
been used only by those lucky glamour 
girls. It's a cake make-up which lives in a 
flat wooden container. It will help give you 
that sleek, super-groomed look for which 
models ore famous. If you can't get it at 
your favorite store, write to Bree Cosmetics, 
Chicago, Illinois. 

• Whether brought on by worrying or hered- 
ity, those first grey hairs are about as wel- 
come as a bunch of bill collectors. Never 
mind. You con now touch up tiny patches 
of grey with a new Jumbo Hair Pencil of- 
fered by the Ogilvie Sisters, long famous 
for their hair preparations. The pencil comes 
in six shades: Light, Medium, and Dark 
Brown; Black, Auburn and Blonde. It is 
easily applied and as readily removed by 
your shampoo. 

• To give you a baby-cleon skin before be- 
ginning your make-up, Frances Denny has 
created a regime that will make your skin 
spanking clean. Mix her Cleonsing Meal 
with Skin Lotion into a paste, and gently 
spread over ycur face and neck. Remove the 
paste with cool water and bathe your face 
with Skin Lotion ... a perfect beginning 
for a perfect make-up. 

• Incredible, but true — a shampoo in ten 
minutes. This tenth wonder of the world 
is called Minipoo Dry Shampoo. It's easily 
applied and leaves hoir soft and lustrous. 
Only $1.00 for 30 shampoos including mit- 
ten. At department or drug stores or send 
direct to: Annette Jennings, Inc., New 
York City. 

• The best time to apply your nail polish is 
just before you retire for the night. Sounds 
mad, but there's method in the madness. 
The secret is this. Let your last coat of noil 
polish dry for about 15 minutes, and then 
dip your hands in ice-cold water to set the 
polish. This way, your nail polish dries un- 
disturbed for at least six or seven hours. 

• Hats ore no more. This season, it's either 
a cop, a bonnet, a Cossack-style, a coif 
or curvette. All these heavenly head- 
pieces require a sleek coiffure, usually with 
the top of the head smooth and shiny as a 
new nickel. One particularly "out-of-this- 
world" number is a shimmering satin bro- 
cade bonnet faintly reminiscent of a Dres- 
den figurine. Definitely a youngish dish. 

• For preserving your precious metal cos- 
tume jewelry make o quilted folder like you 
keep your handkerchiefs in. It not only saves 
time when you're scurrying to find your 
favorite piece, but prevents tarnishing and 

— 28 — 

• Having any trouble getting your cake 
make-up on smoothly these doys? It's much 
harder without your rubber sponge, which 
of course isn't to be had ot the present 
time. Well, we can always resort to a 
natural sponge. Not quite os pleasing to the 
eye, but it gets the job well done. How- 
ever, do wash your moke-up sponge thor- 
oughly after every opplicotion. A soiled 
sponge not only brings on blemishes, but 
also makes your make-up go on less 

• Elizabeth Arden introduces Blue Gross 
Cream Flower Mist Cologne in the some 
enchanting frogrance os her crystal-clear 
Flower Mist. Since the alcohol used in 
Flower Mist has gone to war, this new 
cologne appears in a cream milklike version 
the color of frozen sea water ... "a pole 
ice-blue; subtle as whispered wind through 
sweet-fresh Kentucky meadows," the od- 
writer soys. Use it as you would o cologne 
for its refreshing scent . . . over temples, 
on the wrists, ot the throot. The rich cream- 
mess vanishes into your skin leoving no 
trace except for a veil of fragrance which 
clings for hours. 

• Do you know the ten commandments of 
good grooming? 

1 . Most important is cleanliness of body, 
hair, and clothing. Always have that well- 
tubbed look. 

2. See to it that your hem is on the stroight 
and narrow, and never, never let it be said 
of you that your slip sags. 

3. See thot your shoes are olwoys shined, 
and hove the heels capped before you start 
walking like a Texas cowboy. This helps 
shoe conservation, too. 

4. If you're on addict of white touches to 
brighten up your dork dresses, be sure 
they're not a tattle-tale grey. Any good 
bleach will make your white collars shinel 

5. Chipped noil polish, straggly eyebrows, 
and smeared lipstick are definitely taboo. 
5. If you go in for a carefree hoir-do, 
moke sure it's carefree in a neat sort of 
way. Especially for an up hair-do, don't 
hove wisps of hoir hanging down your bock. 
A bottle of hair lacquer will help dispel this 
haystack tendency. 

7. Use perfume sparingly. Nothing is 
worse thon getting close to a person 
drenched with perfume, no matter how ex- 

8. In these hoseless days, by oil means 
keep your legs free of superfluous hair. Try 
one of the good brands of depilatory such 
OS Imro, Sleek or Neet. Imro is the least 
offensive in odor. 

9. Back on the subject of slips, don't weor 
white slips under dork-blue or block dresses, 
or pink slips under white sheer blouses. 

10. Practice constantly in watching your 
grooming. You'll get to be known os olwoys 
having thot stepped-out-of-o-bondbox look. 

Ryan Trad ins ^osi 

WANTED — Typewriters. A plan has been 
established by the Ryan Aeronautical Co. 
for renting personal standard typewriters 
meeting certain requirements. The ceiling 
rental is paid in addition to placing the 
typewriter on a regular monthly service 
so that it is well taken care of at all 
times. Standard typewriters are preferred, 
but portables will be considered where 
they can relieve standard typewriters for 
use elsewhere. For complete information 
regarding this plan, submit a sample of 
the typewriter type, the serial number 
and make of machine to the Office Serv- 
ice Department, Room 122. 

FOR SALE — One pair heavy pre-war leather 
boots, 8 inch tops, never used. Size 8 
or 8'/2. Original price $11.65. Will sell 
for $6.95. See N. V. Descoteou, 1979, 
Manifold Assembly. Or call at 4037 Marl- 
borough St. 

FOR SALE — Speedboat with mahogany hull 
and deck. A- 1 condition, 24 HP speedy 
twin Evinrude motor. Complete with 
trailer, $175.00. W. Kohl, 581, Engin- 
eering. Or call Glencove 5-3235 after 7. 

FOR SALE — 1940 Dodge four-door sedan. 

Good tires, paint and upholstery. Phiico 

custom-built rodio. Bill Brown, 1425, 
Sheet Metal. 

FOR SALE — One pair new deerskin gloves, 
handmade, light tan in color, soft, fit 
the hand smoothly. Size SVz. $4.95. 
N. V. Descoteou, 1979, Manifold Assem- 
bly. Or call at 4037 Marlborough St. 

WANTED — One electric washer and electric 
refrigerator. R. S. Smith, 247, Manifold 
Material Control. Ext. 393. 

WANTED — Star class sloop in good condi- 
tion. Call Russ Stockwell, 754, Contract 
Administration, Ext. 263. 

FOR SALE — Complete camping equipment, 
tent 10x12, folding iron, double bed and 
metal springs, double mattress and pil- 
low. Folding table, seats 6, portable ice 
box and folding charcoal broiler which 
con be used as heater in colder weather. 
Mosquito netting attached to tent. Can- 
vas bags for all equipment. Will sell for 
$39.00. See N. V. Descoteou, 1979 Man- 
ifold Assembly. Or call at 4037 Marl- 
borough St. 

WILL TRADE — Three boxes of 30-40 Krag 
180 gr. Corelokt bullets for three boxes 
of .300 Savage. See J. H. Price, 1759, 
Fuselage. Home address 2660 l< St. 

WANTED — 1 6-gauge shotgun shells and a 
Model 70 Winchester 30-06. Glenn F. 
Strickland, 1775, Machine Shop. 

NEED A GOOD BAND? — Bill Hilton's Dance 
Bond, a 13-piece group, featuring Rosalie 
Shell and George Barker on vocals. 
Bill Magellan, Business Manager of the 
Band, 2244, Arc Welding, third shift. 

FOR SALE — 1942 Mercury 4-door sedan 
with all the trimmings including radio, 
heater, oil both cleaner, new spark plugs, 
perfect tires, new General spore and tube 
and set of chains. The mileage is only 
10,300 miles. Roy Feagan, Ext. 296. 

FOR SALE — 20 ft. Marconi rig sloop. Raised 
deck, forward and after hatches, two 
bunks, mahogany cockpit. A dry boat in 
open water. Good for cruising to Son 
Pedro, Catalina, etc. Bottom painted in 
June with Kettenburg's $8.00 Red Hand 
anti-foul. New paint — sides, synthetic 
white; deck, two coats synthetic buff; 
floor boards, synthetic gray; all hard- 
wood, two coots synthetic varnish. Good 
mooring near Son Diego Yacht Club with 
three-eighths galvanized chain. For pho- 
tograph and further information see John 
McCarthy, 1541, Tool Inspection, first 
or second shift. 

FOR SALE — 1939 Pontiac business coupe. 
Mechanically perfect — body perfect. Pon- 
tiac radio. Heater, 5 good tires — one new 
pre-war with less than 1000 miles. Will 
consider trade in. $750.00. J. D. Light, 
2929, Airplane scheduling, Ext. 245. 

FOR SALE — Table model General Electric 
radio, push buttons, very rich looking, 
good as new. $35. Bob Vizzini, Manifold 
Production Control, Ext. 230. 

WANTED — 1941 special de luxe Chevrolet 
club coupe in good condition, clean. See 
I. C. Dickens, 296, Engineering. Ext. 378. 
Home phone W-2027. 

FOR SALE — Regino electric sweeper in good 
condition. $12.50. See F. C. Dixon, 1428, 
Sheet Metal, Home address, 1 1 20 E St. 

LOST — Small purse containing ID cord, 
driver's license, fifteen dollar green pen. 
Keep money in wallet and return small 
purse C.O.D. to 3440 Mission Blvd., Son 
Diego. Frances Marchmon, 3794, Final 

SELL OR SWAP — Sidecar for a 1936 H.D. 
or older. Sell or trade for what hove you. 
Bill Berry, Contract Engineering, 431, 
Home phone T-2771. 

FOR SALE — '30 Model A Roadster. Good 
point and tires. $150 cash. R. T. Figen- 
shaw, 1439, Sheet metal. 

WANTED — A child's ploy wagon and a 
used victrolo. R. E. Edgerton, 1041, Tool 

FOR SALE — Six or twelve-string guitar, very 
good condition, deep toned, Stella moke. 
Will sell for $14.75. See N. V. Descoteou, 
1979, Manifold Assembly. Or call at 4037 
Marlborough St. 

FOR SALE — Late 1939 Mercury Tudor Se- 
dan. Motor in good condition. New re- 
treads, heater, radio. Good paint and up- 
holstering. Priced at only $975.00. See 
or call M. Ryan, 626, Material Control, 
Ext. 395. 

WANTED — 30:30 caliber rifle in good con- 
dition. Lloyd Crayne, 549, Contract En- 
gineering, Ext. 793. 

FOR SALE — ISVz foot snipe class sailboat, 
mahogany deck, chrome fittings, excel- 
lent condition. Trailer included. $275.00 
cosh. Frank Thornton, 515, Engineering. 
Or coll Humboldt 8-3659 after 7. 

WANTED — A large tricycle. A. C. Berry- 
man, 2615, Inspection Crib No. 3. 

— 29 — 

FOR SALE — Photographic equipment. Fed- 
eral enlarger, practically new for $25. 
Tripod, 4 ft., brand new for $5. De- 
veloping set — 2 rubber and 2 enamel 
troys, lamp, frame and all for $4. Bob 
Vizzini, Manifold Production Control, 
Ext. 230. 

FOR SALE — Tennis racket. Half price. See 
A. C. Berryman, 2615, Inspection Crib 
No. 3, Ext. 343. 

WANTED — A complete set of Burgess Bat- 
teries for Fisher 8-tube M-T Geophys- 
ical Scope, on instrument that locates 
metal to a depth of 250 feet. Usual price 
of these batteries is $7.50. Will pay 
double or $15.00 per set plus $25.00 
bonus — a total of $40.00 cosh. 

As to type of batteries wanted, three 
"A" Burgess 4 F.H. Little Six, 1 Vz volts. 
Genera! Utility Batteries. 

And two Burgess No. 5308 "B" bat- 
teries, 45 volts, 30 cells, especially de- 
signed for vacuum tube service. See Fred 
Mills, 3685, Maintenance. 

WANTED — Grate and fire screen for fire- 
place. Sue Gunthorp, 406, Public Rela- 
tions. Home phone, Henley 3-4323. 

WILL SWAP — Stop-watch, $8.50 model; 
track shoes, size 1 OB, and track pants, 
size 34. These items only used o few 
times. Wont to trade for Tinkertoy, Mec- 
cano and Gilbert Erector Set. See L. E. 
"Porky" Syrios, 2797, Manifold Assem- 
bly, second shift. 

FOR SALE — Set of Lufkin Inside Micrometer 
Calipers. Catalog No. 680A. Perfect con- 
dition. Price $12.35. See J. McCarthy, 
1541, Tool Inspection, first or second 

WANTED TO BUY — Small house in Son 
Diego or vicinity. Would like some ground, 
at least garden spot and space for 
chickens. W. E. Carpenter, 1253, Drop 

WANTED — Large house trailer in good con- 
dition. Will pay cosh. E. W. Noble, 1 157, 
Small Ports, second shift. Home phone 

$5 REWARD — For return to Flying Reporter 
office of green Lifetime Schaefer. Nome 
D. W. Dewey on bond. 

WANTED — Woman on third shift with 1 7- 
months-old baby wonts board and room 
and core for baby or will shore home and 
expense with day worker who has child 
needing core. Ho Marshall, Manifold de- 
partment, third shift. 

FOR SALE — An electric 4-bladed Reming- 
ton Shaver used three times. All equip- 
ment included. Owner leaving for Army. 
$18.00. See Mrs. S. F. Gottlieb, 5696, 

FOR SALE — 51 mm 22 long range auto- 
matic rifle — Mossberg. Has scarcely been 
used. Complete with 6 boxes of ammuni- 
tion — 300 rounds. See Number 3348, 
Sheet Metal (Spot Welding Assembly) . 

FOR SALE — Elgin pre-war man's bike, 
coaster broke, perfect condition. $25. Bob 
Vizzini, Manifold Production Control, 
Ext. 230. 

WANTED — 9-inch or 10-inch band sow or 
6-inch or 8-inch arbor sow. If you con 
port with either one, please let Ernie in 
Paint Shop know. 

RYAN BROUGHAM, widely used 
commercially and for many fomous 

RYAN S-C, cabin plone for private- 
owner uie, featured oll-metol con- 

RYAN YO-51 ■■Droflonfiy", Army 
obiervation plane with unique per- 
formonce abitity. 







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leoplone trainer of 
3i Army* PT-22. 





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RYAN PT-35, superbly engineered 
plottic- bonded plywood trainer. 

Proud Wngsy^r the^an Manifold 

Ryan Exhaust Systems control and con- 
vert to neii' /iractical us,ei the intense 
heat of the roaring exhaust fire of thou- 
sands of aircraft engine horsepower. That 
Ryan both designs and huWds well is 
attested by this fact: The airplanes on 
which Ryan Exhaust Systems are standard 
equipment comprise a list of America's 
most successful military and commercial 
types. Six of these are pictured above. 

Engineering and research departments 
at Ryan are responsible for some of the 
most important technical developments 
in the exhaust systems field. A procession 
of other improvements, refinements and 
new and ingenious solutions to exhaust 

systems problems, are now coming from 
the Ryan development section. 

Ryan designs and manufactures mani- 
folds, turbo-supercharger installations, 
heat transfer units for carburetion, cabin 
heating and wing anti-icing, and flame 
dampening and other specialired exhaust 
system applications. Rvan's design and 
development groups now ser\e the Army, 
Navy, and all aircraft manufacturers 
producing for the armed services. 

/irnis ho/iiing /in'nie uirframe and engine con- 
iracts can obtain a co/»y of the new restricted, 
fihotograt^hically illustrated t^uhlication, "Ryan 
Exhattst Mani/o(d.s" hy fornardini' /»rof>er crc 
denlials to either address beloic. 

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tomorrow produci 
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peocelime aircrofl 


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nautics, famous peace- 

rroining fine US Army 
pilots, follows one 
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Modern engineering 
ftying experience. 

Typicol result. Rvon 
enhoost monifold sys- 

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end Bomber Assemblies. 




Vol. 6 No, 8 

I 22N>' 

On the 27th and 28th of last month I had the privilege of attend- 
ing, through the invitation of Under Secretary of War Patterson, 
a special conference held in Washington by the War Department 
with over two hundred manufacturers of war equipment. 

One major aircraft manufacturer termed these conferences "the 
most vital two days to the industry since Pearl Harbor." That 
gives you an idea of their importance. They constituted simple, 
straightforward talks giving a true picture of the way the war 
is being fought by the armed forces. There was a feeling of 
partnership between industry and the fighting forces which per- 
meated every meeting. 

When the meetings were concluded, everyone had a much 
clearer picture of how this global war operates. We had a still 
greater respect for the magnificent job our armed forces are doing, 
and an understanding of the tremendously important part in- 
dustry must continue to play on a much greater scale. 

Cards were placed face up on the table, and two things were 
crystal clear. One, that the United Nations have now acquired 
the advantage of the offensive in both the European and Pacific 
theatres, but that we are just starting the real fight. Two, that so 
far we have not weakened our enemies sufficiently to mention. 

Some of the details can be repeated, and some cannot. But this 
much can be: The German Army has nearly three times as many 
combat divisions in the field as when the war started four years 
ago, and in spite of its losses, a much greater air strength. The 
strength of Japan is also far greater than it was at the beginning 
of the war, and its production of war materials has likewise 

Our sources of information give no indication that either Ger- 
man or Japanese morale is beginning to break. The obstacles 
of long-distance transportation of vast quantities of equipment and 
supplies are tremendous. But the detailed descriptions of the 
executions of specific air and land battles, and the marvelous 
spirit of our fighting men was disclosed in the natural narratives 
of firsthand experiences in action. They stirred everyone present 
to renewed confidence and respect for our military men engaged 
in the actual fighting of the war. Complete confidence prevailed 
throughout but was coupled with realistic appreciation of the 
magnitude of the job still confronting us. 

If only every man and woman working on a production front 
could have sat through those two days, 1 am certain that we all 
would apply ourselves still more diligently to our tasks and not 
waste one moment on unnecessary activities. 

When our boys come home, we want to be able to greet them 
with clear consciences. We want to know that we have done 
everything humanly possible, and haven't wasted time wrangling 
over selfish interests that could have detracted from the very maxi- 
mum of production. Production determines directly the maximum 
speed with which we can win the war and return the greatest 
number of our fighting men alive. 




Joe and Ted (ought on different fronts — their worlds 
were far apart — yet one thing they had in common 

I ran into Joe Stolnick on the 
street yesterday and right away I 
thought of Ted Martin. That seems 
funny because there's really nothing 
in common between them at all. In 
fact, you couldn't find two people 
with less in common. They never 
met each other, they never even 
saw each other; but while I was talk- 
ing to Joe I kept thinking of Ted 
and I kept hearing Ted's voice. 

Even now, I'm not sure which one 
of them this story is about. Maybe 
it's two different stories. Joe Stol- 
nick is a defense worker in Bridge- 
port today, making airplane parts; 
and the last time I saw Ted he was 
flying with the Air Forces way up 
in Alaska, halfway around the globe 
from Joe. He was flying the kind 
of airplane that Joe is making parts 
for; but that doesn't mean they ever 
heard of each other, naturally. 

Joe Thinks World of Son 

Joe's maybe twenty - seven 
twenty-eight; Ted was only twenty- 
five when I knew him, though octu- 

By Corey Ford 

ally he looked older than Joe. You 
get old in a hurry, flying in Alaska. 
Joe, of course, is just the opposite 
type — big and slow and easygoing, 
without a nerve in his body. He used 
to work in a garage in Bridgeport 
before he got this job in the airplane 
plant, and he has a wife Rose and a 
son Joe, Jr., three years old, on 
whom he thinks the sun rises and 

He used to carry a picture of Joe, 
Jr., around in his pocket all the time, 
and whenever I'd stop at the ga- 
rage he'd take it out and hold it 
gingerly in his greasy fingers. "He's 
quite a kid, a'reody he can lick his 
old man. Lost night he gimme a 
punch in the stummick it like to 
knock me cold. He's gonna be a 
boxer when he grows up." 

Copyright 1943 by the Crowell-Collier 
Publishing Company and reprinted in Flying 
Reporter with the permission of Collier's 
and Corey Ford. 

I saw Joe yesterday after I got 
back from Alaska. I was walking to 
the station, and he stopped and 
gave me a lift in his car. He had a 
big car with brand-new tires and he 
was smoking a big cigar, and his 
wife and son were all dressed up 
and sitting in the front seat beside 
him. I was a little surprised to see 
him driving around in the middle of 
the morning. "Aren't you working 
today, Joe?" 

Kid Is Three Years Old 

"It's the kid's birthday," he said. 
"I'm driving him up to the country 
to his grandmother's. It's his birth- 

The kid was just three years old 
today, Joe said; he kept telling me 
about the kid, but somehow all the 
time he was talking, I was thinking 
of Ted, and I could hear Ted talk- 
ing to his own son. "Well, son, 
you're growing up pretty fast, you'll 
be a man before your mother, so I 
thought on your birthday today we 

(Continued on page 121 

October 22 
19 4 3 


Published every three weeks for Employees and Friends of 

Through the Public Relations Department 

ik -k -h -v! 


Editor Keith Monroe 

Associate Editor Sue Zinn Gunthorp 

Sports Editor Fred Osenburg 

Staff Artists Frances Stotier; Joe Thein 

George Duncan; Paul Hoffman 
Staff Photographers Tommy Hixson; Frank Martin 

Special Features Page 

One Thing in Common 1 

— a short, short story from Collier's 
Brainstorms That Paid 

— their ideas brought them tvar bonds 

— factory worker and pilot spoke to the nation 
Time Totolers 

— tlicy take care of the lioles in yonr timecard 
Ed Carson 6 

— lie's hit the bumps with a grin 
They Look to the Future 10 

— //!('_V took the opportunity of free training 
Five Years or More at Ryan II 

— Oliver McNeel — Contract Administration 

Ryan Trading Post 23 

Beauty Isn't Rationed 25 

What's Cookin'? 26 

Sports 27 

Departmental News 

Chin Music by Herman Martindale 17 

Final News by Enid Larsen 14 

From Fourth Avenue 24 

Here and There by Jennie Johnson 14 

Hither and Yon 15 

Inspection Notes by Dorothy Trudersheim 21 

Machine Shop by Dorothy Wheeler 24 

Manifold Production Control by F. Marie Louden 14 

Manifold Small Parts 16 

Plant Personalities by Jack Graham 20 

Production Control by Maynard Lovell 14 

Purchasing Piffle by Pat Eden 15 

Putt Putts on Parade by Millie Merritt 18 

Ryanettes by Ruth Dougherty and Gerry Wright 1 8 

Smoke from a Test Tube by Solly and Sue 19 

Stacks 'n' Stuff by Manny Fohlde 15 

Time Study Observations by Dortho Dunston ... 19 

Wind Tunnel by Vic Oden 22 

Wing Tips by R. F. Hersey 24 

Copy deadline (or next issue is November 1 

The Walking Reporter 

By Ye Ed 

We saw a Ryan girl get a free breakfast in a local 
eatery recently — considerably to her dismay. She 
ate at the counter next to a young naval ensign, who 
left before she did, and paid his check without more 
than glancing at it. When our heroine finished break- 
fast and asked for her check, the waitress told her: 
"Oh, weren't you with the ensign? I put your break- 
fast on his check." "But I didn't even know him," 
protested the girl, not unmindful of the smiles of 
nearby customers. The waitress was unperturbed. "\ 
should hove introduced you," she replied. ... So 
the Ryan girl departed, tax free, and blushing. 

*■ • • 

Nat Warman, accomplice of Ben T. Salmon, dis- 
closes trouble on the home front. Seems that Nat 
has been sharing a room with Keith Monroe and a 
friend from Consolidated. The room has double- 
decker beds, and Warman drew on upper berth. When 
Monroe moved out recently, Warman told the land- 
lord with great emphasis not to let anyone else grab 
the bed that day; that he, Warman, claimed Monroe's 
bed by right of seniority. The landlord agreed, and 
the room-mate from Consolidated bore witness to the 
agreement. . . . But when Warman returned to the 
room that evening, he beheld someone sound asleep 
in the bed, covers pulled over his head. Warman for- 
bore to disturb the huddled form beneath the blankets, 
but promptly set out on the warpath in search of the 
perfidious landlord. Dragging the host from his own 
bedroom and into the Warman cell, Not pointed a 
trembling finger at the sleeper in Monroe's former bed. 
"Get him out of here, RIGHT NOW," he bellowed. 
The landlord, brow furrowed in bewilderment, ad- 
vanced timidly to the bed. "My wife must have put 
him here, Mr. Warman," he protested. "I assure you 
I know nothing about it." The landlord cautiously 
pulled back the blanket from the head of the sleeper, 
then gasped and threw the blanket all the way back. 
On the bed was a dummy. ... If the Consolidated 
chap hadn't absented himself, he might hove been the 
party of the first part in a marked cose of mayhem. 
• • • 

The day the Grumman Hellcat went on display in 
our yard, its appearance had been heralded for several 
days previous by bulletin-board announcements and 
similar fanfare. But some people don't get around 
much. One chap in accounting tiptoed to a friend and 
whispered: "Keep this under your hat, but they've 
got on F6F out in the factory for secret study. Nobody 
can even look at it without a special card counter- 
signed by Mr. Ryan." . . . We wonder what color 
his face was when he arrived at the lunch area that 
noon and saw the plane on public display there. 

COVER: "Thanks for the support" was the sentiment ex- 
pressed in the demonstration put on by Camp Elliott Marines at 
the Bond Celebration held recently in the factory yard during a 
lunch hour. The event marked the successful conclusion of the 
Bond Drive at Ryan when Ryonites went over the top on their 
$350,000 quota. The cover shot was token just offer one of the 
tank guns fired. 

War stomps go to the following: Vincent Kullberg^ Ma- 
chine Shop Dispatching, receives $10.00 in War Savings Stamps 
for suggestion on method of expediting work for the Machine 
Shop. W. A. Selby, Sheet Metal, receives $10.00 in stamps 
for suggestion on a pedal extension for power brake. E. 
Roehmholdt, Sub-Assembly, receives $5.00 in stamps on his 
suggestion on riveting fixtures for PBY inspection doors. 
Worner Beary, Airplane Welding, receives S5.00 in stamps 
for a suggestion on a universal welding jig. W. L. Reid, Sheet 
Metal, receives $5.00 on his suggestion of a drill jig for locat- 
ing anchor nut holes. 


Ryanites receive War Bonds for 
their Shop Suggestion ideas 

1. Terry Kell, Sheet Metal, receives a $75.00 War Bond 
for his suggestion on rolls for forming 1/16" flares 
which eliminate a hond forming operation and de- 
crease by 5 minutes the time for each forming 

2. Louis Chapman, Experimental, receives a $25.00 bond for his suggestion on the 
use of Stanley routers in machine carving which turns many hand carving jobs, espe- 
cially on wind tunnel model planes, into modern mochine operations. 

3. A. C. Bossert, of the Foundry, receives a $50.00 bond for his suggestion of using Kirk 
bars for drop hammer bases. This saves several hours of hammer time per week. 

4. E. Akin, Modeling, receives a $50.00 bond for his suggestion on an adapter for cast- 
ing inserts in lead punches, which facilitates the removal of inserts and decreases 
their repair. 

5. Bill Brown, Sheet Metal, receives a $50.00 bond for his suggestion on PBY former 
angle clamps which allow women to do this job, cut down the welding time by one- 
fourth ond the assembly time by one-half. A better alignment and consequently 
a better product is insured. 

Direct from the factory floor tfie nation heard how 
anites are helpinq/build America's air power 

n\ a nationwide Mutoar Broad 

radio prograrn/a portion of 
lated from tha^ Ryan factory 
n Lewis C/lMillis of the Final 
deDOrtment/this month gave 
]dio boeist from coast to 

yoj.:!' and yp«i'«Jtlets desej; 

lizmejA^-^n buMd^— crfT3that's 

ta-QivS"'you," Hillis said 

Commander Paul Wil- 

in PT-22 training 

typ6^ hep»i(ited out that 

es caisi stand mo under 

ind aCK^isick, buT~5tLev're 

inly a fewNjmes 

need to beSset down 

inners ore gwig to 

times an houlvfo 

t plane has to 

s the way we'v 

of Mutuol's weekly "Arrpy-^ir Forces" pro- 
gram, aired over KSB'TvAondays from 4:30 
to 5, onfU-^ferfiadcast on KHJ Thursday 
frgpa-'Sro 0:30 p.m. The firsts 
program originated in F.^rf"Worth, where the 
adventures of Lt,__X«=tcSt Ruiz were dram- 
learned to fly in a Ryan 
roin'sT, went on to fame in the AAF as a 
bomber pilot. 

Finishing the dramatization from Fort 
Worth, the program switched to the Ryan 
factory. There Lt. Lumpkin told of Ryan's 
work in building planes such as Ruiz flew 
in his early training, and also explained the 
role of the Ryan School of Aeronautics in 
ving primary flight training to AAF cadets 
at fts^^bases at Hemet and Tucson. Wing 
Commai^tei- Paul Wilcox, head of Ryan's 
staff of rtrgtit instructors at the Hemet 
school, represeriT5d-.Jhe school in the three- 
cornered radio converSotjgn with Hillis and 

mpkin. He came here rrstji Hemet, at the 
corft^ny's request, to take parf~>H,^e broad- 
cast, a1s^s;.eturned to his work at ^e school 
the same 

Above: Hillis, Lt. Lumpkin and Wilccx 
are on the air from Final Assembly. 
Below: Pre-broadcast work — the script 
takes shape in the mighty typewrri 

of Keith MonroC;^ BottsunrTTiiesife- 


4 — 

"Hiya, Butch. That's a fine looking time 
card you're punching this morning." 

"Huh?" queried Butch, looking around for 
someone who might have been talking to 

"I say, now, that's a fine looking time 
card you're punching this morning." 

Butch's eyes grew big as saucers. "Yeah, 
yeah. Guess It is," he half muttered to 
himself as he looked all around him again. 
"Musta gotten up too early," he explained 
to himself. 

Leaving the timeclock in a hurry, Butch 
strode on into the plant and started to work. 
Butch's job was a dirty one and his hands 
were soon covered with oil. He'd just reached 
in his pocket to get a piece of paper out 
when he heard a peculiar chuckle. 

"I say there. You sure fixed your time 
card up then." 

Butch pulled his time card out of his 
pocket, "Whatdayumean? Oh, oil. Well, 
that won't hurt it any. They can still read 

"That's where you're wrong. Butch," re- 
torted the unseen gremlin. " 'They' in this 
cose refers to the machines in the Tabulat- 
ing room and when there's a drop of oil 
on your card or an extra hole accidentally 
punched in it, the machine can't read — 
at least it can't read right. Consequently, 
it's going to record your time card wrong, 
which, in turn, is going to throw the entire 
time records for the day off balance. Then 
Tabulating is going to have to check back 
through all their cards until they find yours 
with the oil on it. You're going to be a 
popular fellow about then." 

The gremlin had his facts down pat. 
Those time cords ore mighty important 
items. They're your bill of sole to the com- 
pany for the time you spend on the job 
each day. You itemize the work you do 
by putting down the work order numbers 
you work on, much the same as a depart- 
ment store lists the merchandise you pur- 
chased when they present their bill to you. 
These work order numbers enable the com- 
pany to keep track of just how much it is 
costing them on each manufacturing job. 
When you accidentally put down the wrong 
number or fail to record another number 
when you change tasks, that error, if it 
isn't caught, goes on down the line into 
the final statements of the company. That's 
why time checkers are constantly on the 
job in the plant to be sure Ryanites are 
putting down the correct numbers from their 
traveler and to be sure that the traveler 
itself bears the correct account number. 
That's one of the important jobs of P. G. 
Seidel's Timekeeping division of Accounting. 

In addition to checking in the plant, the 
Timekeeping division keeps an eagle eye 
on the time cards as they come through, for 
occasionally some employee has marked 
down a work order number that doesn't 
exist. That's when it's easy to find — the 
tough job comes when he's forgotten to write 
in his work order number at all, or has 
written down a wrong number but still one 
for which there is an account. 

"Charlie" Greenwood and "Si" Seidel 
with one of the Big Berthas of the 
Tabulating room. This is one of the 
machines that, among other things, 
writes your weekly paycheck. 

The holes that pepper your time card are 
the braille language of the machines. These 
tabulating machines, which come under the 
supervision of Charles Greenwood ond Art 
Sweeten, are works of art in themselves. 
They can run through the stacks of time 
cards and pick out in a few minutes all the 
hours that were spent on a given job on 
given day. They can be set to pick out 
all the people whose name begins with S 
or oil the people who earn 95 cents an 
hour. About the only thing they haven't 
learned to do yet is to tell how many red- 
heads were on the job any one day. 

They labor mishtily to keep Ryanites' paychecks 
coming through correct and on time each week 

— 5 — 

The time cards don't just grow in the 
slots where you find them everytime you 
come on shift. They're made up from an 
original Master Rate Card in Tabulating, 
the information for which has come down 
the line from Personnel. These are punched 
out individually on what is known as a 
key punch, a machine that is second cousin 
to a typewriter but considerably more com- 
plicated. The time cards for eoch day are 
turned over to Timekeeping who place them 
on the rocks where you find them when you 
come to work. After you've punched out, 
they're picked up and started on their way 
to becoming a part of your weekly pay 

Timekeeping sorts them for shift first — 
because of the extra 6c on hour second and 
third shift workers receive. Then they figure 
how many hours eoch Ryonite worked that 
day. Those who worked the standard eight 
hours are grouped together for Tabulating 
con punch these as a group, but those with 
odd hours are a horse of a different color. 
If a Ryonite works nine hours, o separate 

(Continued on page 17) 

Ryan's master carpenter has his own prescription for getting through 
hfe's tough times. He works hard and never worries. 

"I never worried, even when they 
were dying around me right and 
left," Ed Carson said. "Maybe that's 
why nothing happened to me." 

The tall, leathery foreman of 
Ryan's big carpentry crew was re- 
calling his experience as an Army 
rookie during the last war. He was 
in the thick of the terrible influ- 
enza epidemic which decimated 
many Army regiments in 1918. 

"It got so bod where I was, in 
Massachusetts, that there was no 
more hospital space for the men 
who fell sick," Carson recalled. 
"More than three out of every four 
men in my outfit came down with 
flu, but they stayed right there in 
the barracks and the rest of us 
nursed them. No quarantine, no 
isolation. At the height of that epi- 
demic men were dying mighty fast. 
I remember our cook was strong 
and healthy at supper one night, 
but he caught the flu that evening 

the factory for him until he recov- 
ered. Carson agreed, expecting to 
be there for only a few months. But 
he held the reins of the factory for 
three years before his brother-in- 
law was able to take charge again. 
At last, however, in 1921, Carson 
bade farewell to hairpins and came 
back to San Diego to spend the rest 
of his life. 

In those days, this was a small 
community. The 1921 depression 
was just setting in, and jobs were 
not plentiful. But Carson went to 
work without a day's delay. 

When he had been in San Diego 
before, he had worked for five years 
helping construct the buildings for 
the Exposition of 1915-16, and 
later helping to tear them down. He 
had started at the humble job of 
digging post holes — having had no 
construction experience except for 
a course in carpentry at his high 
school in Omaha. 

Before the end of the Exposition 
Carson was a carpentry foreman 
there, and had made something of 
reputation among the other con- 
struction men as a quiet, depend- 
able worker. One of these others had 
organized a contracting company 
after the war, and in 1921 when he 
heard that Carson was back in town 
he offered him a job immediately. 

Carson was made carpentry fore- 
man of the contracting organiza- 
tion, and stayed with it for nearly 
thirteen years. "Some of those years 
were pretty lean ones, though," 
Carson sighs. "After the big depres- 
sion hit, there wasn't much build- 
ing being done in Son Diego for sev- 
eral years. I was only paid when I 
was actually working on a job, and 
jobs for my construction company 
got so scarce that I finally lost my 
house and lot. I never really worried 

S^ ^^^t4<M. 


and he was dead before supper the 
next night. I didn't worry, though. 
I figured it wouldn't do me any good 
to worry." 

The epidemic passed, leaving 
Carson as strong as ever. He had 
left his infantry regiment and was 
in Officers' Training School in Vir- 
ginia when the war ended. 

After the war Carson expected 
to go back to San Diego, where he 
still owned the home he had bought 
after marrying a San Diego girl just 
before he entered the armed forces. 
Carson had come to San Diego from 
his birthplace in Omaha as a young 
man of 20, and worked there as a 
carpenter for five years. He liked 
it, and wanted to settle down there. 

But brother-in-law of his in 
Hartford, Connecticut, owned a 
hairpin factory. A bad injury laid 
him up, and he asked Carson to run 

But he soon graduated from post 
holes to full-fledged carpentry 
work, under the tutelage of the Ex- 
position's construction and main- 
tenance foreman, whom Carson has 
never forgotten. "He was a real 
man," he says. "He was interested 
in the young fellows under him, and 
took the trouble to teach them a 
trade. He made a good carpenter 
out of me, and I've always been 


though — worrying wouldn't hove 
done any good." 

Carson skinned through some- 
how, and a better day dawned in 
1934, when work was started on 
San Diego's second Exposition. 
There were still those who remem- 
bered his work 22 years earlier in 
the first Exposition and they 
brought him back as carpentry fore- 
man to help build the new fair 

There were times, in the hectic 
rush to get all the buildings finished 
before opening date, when the easy- 
going and even-tempered Ed Car- 
son must have had to keep a tight 
grip on himself. Working under him 
were WPA crews which sometimes 
quit en masse. Few of them stayed 
on the job for more than a week. 
"I was the only full-time carpenter 

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Portrait Sketch, by Paul Hoffman 




in the whole outfit," Carson grins. 
"I don't know how we ever got the 
Spanish Village and the State House 
finished in time, but we did." 

For the second year of the Expo- 
sition, Carson was promoted to the 
job held in 1914 by his benefactor 
of long ago — superintendent of 
construction and maintenance for 
the entire Exposition. He tried to 
follow the example set by the other 
,man ; — ^taking endless pains to 
teach his craft to the young workers 
under him. 

After the Exposition hod been 

closed and dismantled, Carson went 
back to the contracting firm. But 
after three more years there he 
finally succumbed to the blandish- 
ments of his friend Jack Peat, then 
Woodshop foreman at Ryan, who 
had tried for years to persuade him 
to join the Ryan carpentry crew. 

"As soon as I got in here I knew 
this was the place I wanted to stay 
for the rest of my life," Carson says. 
"I liked the people, I liked the work, 
and I liked the way the company 
treated its men." 

Carson started as an ordinary 

workman, but soon rose to leadman 
and then to assistant foreman. In 
March of this year, when Peat left, 
he became foreman. 

At 51 Carson looks as brown and 
vigorous as he must have when he 
was playing basketball and football 
in high school. But he has a son 
of 22, Robert, who worked here in 
Final Assembly before he became 
an aviation cadet in the Navy. Since 
that happened Ed Carson hasn't 
taken much time for recreation. He 
doesn't say much, but his friends 
know why he's working so hard. He 
wants to bring Bob home. 



"... Keep everything 'on the ball,' because, although you may not realize it, it's 
up to you folks. We can keep the planes flying, but we have to have them to work on 
first. There are bound to be planes shot down — in fact, more than you realize. I 
shouldn't say you, but I know from experience that most of the people don't realize 
just what it means when they read the posters 'Keep 'Em Flying.' That puts ev- 
erything in the hands of you folks in the plants who actually build the parts and the 
planes themselves. 

"They keep preaching to us that if we mechanics don't do the work right, the 
pilot with all his training can't fly the plane. But I say if you back in the plant don't 
build them right, we can't keep them in flying condition. ..." 

(Pfc. A. E. Bowen, affectionately known to Manifold Small Parts 
workers as "Arkie," is now a mechanic stationed at a Florida air 
base. This is a portion of a letter received from him by Floyd 
Bennett, Manifold Small Parts foreman.) 

^. S- ^OUACK 

Guarding our sealanes, saving our ships and men, are the 
Goodyear blimps, a hovering guard of protection for our coasts 
ond sea routes. They're equipped with the Ryan manifolds 
that you have helped to build. Photo courtesy Goodyear 
Aircraft Corporation. 

■8 — 

Carrying personnel and equipment to combat scenes all over the world go 

the Douglas C-54 Skymaster transports. You hove a hand in every 

delivery they make for you hove equipped them with manifolds. Photo 
courtesy Douglas Aircraft Company. 

\ ' ^^^ 

Over Europe tonight will go British Loncasters with bombs that will shorten the war for 
all of us. And you'll be a part of that mission, for your work on the job at Ryan has 
provided them with manifolds. Photo courtesy Royal Air Force. 

V / 

I ^~^' 

Ryanites are genuinely interested 
in their jobs! That's the fact that 
has been demonstrated by the large 
numbers of Ryan employees who 
have already signed up for the new 
Ryan Aeronautical Institute home- 
study course in Aircraft Construc- 
tion and Maintenance. 

Ryanites aren't willing to stand 
still. They're determined to improve 
their aeronautical background, to 
know the whys and wherefores of 
their industry. With only seven 
days left in which to take advan- 
tage of this free training offer, 
Ryanites have been turning in their 
applications in ever-increasing num- 
bers and it is believed that before 
the offer expires next Saturday, the 
30th, at least another two hundred 
Ryanites will have signed up. 

One of the facts apparent in the 
enrollments already received is the 
increased percentage of women who 

are interested in a course that will 
give them a better understanding of 
the aviation industry. Some of them 
are women who, now that they have 
had a taste of aviation, want to go 
ahead and make a career of it. For 
them there's no better opportunity 
than this basic home-study course 
in aircraft fundamentals. Others are 
going to have sons, husbands and 
boy friends coming home after the 
war who are going to be "aviation 
minded." They want to know enough 
about the types of aircraft and 
what makes them fly to keep up 
with the conversations of an air- 
minded post-war world. One mother 
who signed up for the course put it 
this way, "Already my two boys are 
building model planes. They think 
because I work in an aircraft fac- 
tory I should be able to tell them 
all about their planes. Well, I think 

they're right so I'm going to take 
advantage of the opportunity to get 
$120 worth of information free." 

The Ryan company has not lim- 
ited this offer of free training to 
those whose jobs are directly cov- 
ered by the course. It's open to all 
employees of all departments, re- 
gardless of salary or length of serv- 
ice. "To help its own workers ob- 
tain training is definitely to the 
company's interest," says T. Claude 
Ryan, president. "There will contin- 
ually be opportunities for the men 
and women in our organization who 
are willing to study and prepare 
themselves for greater responsibili- 

These Ryanites who are signing 
up for the home-study Aircraft Con- 
struction and Maintenance Course 

(Continued on page IS) 

Ryanites in every type of work are training 
now (or the aviation of a post-war world 

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Born in Mansfield, Ohio, Oliver McNeel of Contract Adminis- 
tration wos taken at the tender age of three to the railroad town 
of Altoona, Pennsylvania, where he lived on a diet of machine 
talk from then until he graduated from high school. Like most 
Altoona youths, McNeel went into the machine shops of the 
Pennsylvania Railroad as an apprentice. That was just about the 
time, however, that the U. S. became involved in World War I, 
and McNeel decided that the place for him was in the Air Corps. 
He went through mechanics' school at Kelly Field and Mount 
Clemens, Michigan, and spent 19 months in England and France. 
"Mostly it was behind the lines," McNeel says, "but we did see 
a little bombing, at least enough to moke us know we'd been 
to war." 

After the war Mac went back to the machinist trade, but by 
the time he had completed his apprenticeship, he was looking 
skyward with a longing heart. His experience as o mechanic in 
the Air Corps had been just a teaser. Now he wanted the real 
thing. And he got it in the fall of 1921 when he was accepted as 
on Air Corps cadet. 

"It's thrilling experience to be up there on your own for the 
first time," Mac recalls, "i wasn't a bit scared — that is until 
after I was over 1 000 feet off the ground. Then I looked down 
and saw that little speck of a field that I had to get back into, 
and goose pimples began to stand out all over me. Then, happy 
thought, I remembered that for the first time the instructor 
wasn't sitting behind me ready to take over the controls if I did 
something wrong. That thought didn't help matters a bit. 

"After I'd flown around enough that my wings felt thoroughly 
sprouted I circled the field and came in for a landing. Somehow 
I came in a little cross wind, and being entirely inexperienced 
at making the proper corrections, blew a tire when I hit. There 
wasn't any structural damage done, but there never was a more 
chagrined cadet. My instructor called me to the flight deck that 
overlooked the runways. And there I sat for three hours while he 
completely ignored me. Finally he beckoned and we went out to 
o plane on the line. My heart took a drop — here I was back at 
dual after my few short minutes of solo. We got in and taxied up 
the runway. I was just getting ready to gun the engine, when 
the instructor, bless his soul, hopped out of the plane and yelled 
a parting 'Now do it right this time!' I did." 

Commissioned as an officer in the reserve in 1923, Mac came 
to Son Diego where he married and accepted a Civil Service job 
at Rockwell Field — now North Island. While stationed there he 
flew one of the refueling ships which enabled Lieutenants Smith 
and Richter to establish their refueling endurance records over 
San Diego. His aid in this venture brought him a citation from 
the War Department and many local honors. "One time when we 
were practicing for the actual refueling job, we got caught 
upstairs with our 48 feet of hose dangling out of the plane and 
we couldn't get it back in. We thought our number was really up 
when we brought that plane in with the hose swishing around 
in the breeze. Fortunately, nothing happened." 

While working at Rockwell Field, Mac spent his Saturday after- 
noons and Sundays helping a man named Ryan rebuild some 
planes for on airline between San Diego and Los Angeles. Later 
he helped fly those planes on a few of their scheduled runs. Still 
later he joined Ryan's firm and helped to build the Spirit of St. 
Louis. Then, after an extended interim during which he managed 
his own aircraft company, worked for Western Air Express, Varney 
Speed Line, Lockheed and Vultee, Mac come back to Ryan in 
1935 and by 1940 was assistant factory superintendent. After 
two years at 'V'ega McNeel returned to Ryan in 1942, this time 
OS Ryan's liaison representative with Curtiss. Now he's in charge 
of all Consolidated's contracts with Ryan. 


Wesley H. Shields, new leadman in Manifold Small Parts on 
third shift. 









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Left: F. L. Longmire, recently appointed leadman in Sheet 
Metal Assembly, first shift. 

Center: George Pegler, now leadman in charge of Punch 
Presses in the Small Parts depaitment. 

Right: Emil Magdick, new leadman in Sheet Metal Assem- 
bly on second shift. 

Left: E. J. Morrow, new leadman in the Sub Assembly de- 
partment, first shift. 

Center: H. H. Wall, newly-appointed leadman in Sheet 
Metal Assembly, on the first shift. 
Right: J. T. Edwa:ds, new leadman in Sheet Metal Assembly. 

Left: F. Bender, appointed leadman in Sheet Metal Assem- 
bly, second shift. 

Center: A. L. Bennett, newly-appointed leadman in the Wing 
department, on the first shift. 

Right: Robert H. Mross, appointed leadman in the Wing de- 
partment on second shift. 

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(Continued from ooge 1 ) 
ought to have this little talk to- 
gether. . . ." 

1 was glad to see Joe was doing so 
well. He has a good job at the air- 
plane plant, he told me; he was av- 
eraging sixty bucks a week, that 
was better than thirty bucks he was 
making before the war. This way, 
he was helping win the war, he said, 
and he wouldn't get drafted, and he 
could earn a good living and buy 
clothes and things for the kid. He 
let out a cloud of cigar smoke con- 
tentedly, and Rose said, "Roll that 
window down, Joe, you want the kid 
to get carsick?" 

"He's all right!" Joe grinned, roil- 
ing down the window. "Maybe he'd 
like a cigar himself. Here, kid, hove 
a cigar?" 

Takes Day Off to Be With Son 

You could see his son meant a 
lot to Joe. That was why he was 
taking the day off, he explained to 
me, so he could be with the kid. He 
never got a chance to be with the 
kid, just Sundays. Nights, by the 
time he got home from the factory, 
the kid was going to bed. Now the 
kid was three years old; he didn't 
want the kid to grow up and not even 
know his old man. He could afford 
to take the day off; he was making 
plenty of money. 

I asked, "Won't they say any- 
thing, your not coming in today?" 

"W hat can they say?" He 
shrugged. "Everybody else takes a 
couple of days off now and then, to 
sober up or else go to a ball game 
or something. I guess I got a right 
to be taking a day off to be with my 
own kid on his birthday. One day 
don't make any difference." He 
reached in his pocket and handed 
the kid a piece of candy. "He's quite 
a kid for three, don't you think?" 

"Don't give him any more," Rose 
said, "he on'y throws it on the 

"He's gonna be a baseball player 
when he grows up," Joe said. "He's 
got a great pitching arm. Hey, kid, 
you gonna grow up and be Joe Di- 
Mog someday?" 

Ted Has Son He's Never Seen 

I got out at the station and stood 
there and watched him drive away, 
and all the time I kept thinking of 
Ted. I could hear Ted's voice, the 
way I heard it in Anchorage, Alaska, 

a couple of weeks ago, talking to 
his own son: "... and you'll grow 
up, Teddy, and maybe you'll have 
a son of your own, and I hope he 
means as much to you as my son 
means to me. And I hope when you 
grow up, there won't be a war, and 
you can be with your son, instead of 
way off here in Alaska somewhere. 
I've never seen you, son. You were 
born after I came up here. But I 
hope I'll be home someday. . . ." 
There was a long silence, and we 
could hear the steady scratching of 
the needle, and then Ted's voice said 
very quickly, "Be a good boy, son, 
take care of Mamma . . ." just as 
the record ended. 

The man in the phonograph store 
in Anchorage asked us what to do 
with the record. Ted had come in 

and made the record just before he 
left for the Aleutians, and the man 
wanted to know what he should do 
with it, now that Ted wasn't coming 

We never found out what hap- 
pened to Ted. His plane crashed 
against a mountain in the fog; that 
was all. He was a good pilot, but of 
course they had to fly any old crate 
they could lay their hands on. There 
weren't enough planes. Production 
bock home had been a little slow. 

We paid the man in the store for 
the record and we mailed it back- 
home to Ted's son. We thought that 
was what he would have wanted. 
That was one thing Ted had in com- 
mon with Joe Stolnick: His son 
meant a lot to him, too. 




By on act of Congress, cost-plus-percent- 
age contracts — the kind prevalent in World 
War I — are illegal. There are no such con- 
tracts in this war. 

High U. S. military authority is the source 
of this statement, which should spike un- 
founded and untrue rumors that under "ex- 
isting war contracts," aircraft companies 
moke more profits by increasing the cost of 
airplanes to the government. 

There is no truth in the rumor that "the 
more people the aircraft companies hire, the 
more money they make." 

It can't be done. Here's why: 

There ate only two kinds of contracts in 
force in the U. S. today: fixed price con- 
tracts and cost-plus-fixed fee contracts. 

The fixed price contract means just that. 
The government pays an established price 
for the manufactured product. 

The cost-plus-fixed fee contract works 
this way; 

Army and Navy engineers and account- 
ants get together with company engineers 
and accountants and determine the cost of 
a given airplane. Then a fee is fixed. 

Now, no matter whether the cost is 
higher or lower than that set by the gov- 
ernment-company experts, the fee remains 
the same. It is fixed. It doesn't hop around. 

Therefore, it is impossible for any manu- 
facturer to make MORE profit under these 
contracts by boosting the costs of building 

There's no profit in labor-hoarding or 
having more people on the job than are 
needed. It isn't done. The aircraft manu- 
facturers, remember, are NOT operating 
under the World War I contracts — those 
cost-plus-percentage deals — whereby the 
more money it cost to build a product, the 
more money they made. 

Now let's hove a look at the charges that, 
under the present wartime contracts (cost- 
plus-fixed fee), there is no incentive to 
manufacturers for efficient management. 

Suppose an aircraft manufacturer with 
6,000 employees gets a contract for certain 
airplanes from the Government, for which 
the manufacturer is to be paid a fixed fee. 
If through methods improvement, better la- 

— 12 — 

bor utilization and "stretching manpower," 
he is able to fulfill this Government order 
with half the number of men he has thus 
freed 3,000 men v/ith which he con build 
the planes under a second contract and 
for which he will get a second fee. 

Thus with the some amount of workers 
he is able through labor utilization and 
better manufacturing procedures to eorn 
two fees on two contracts with the some 
number of men with which he storted his 
initial contract. 

You may ask why the necessity for ex- 
plaining contracts. The answer is very sim- 
ple. The rumors that aircraft companies 
are making excessive profits, that they 
hoard labor, that they don't use manpower 
efficiently have one result: they lower worker 
morale, discourage recruitment of needed 
workers to aircraft plants and definitely en- 
courage turnover and absenteeism. The 
United States Government has demanded of 
the West Coast aircraft manufacturers that 
they produce 28% more airplanes by the 
end of the year. Nothing must hamper that 

To build these 28% more planes means 
that everybody now on the job in the air- 
craft plants on the Pacific Coast must con- 
centrate on only one thing — turning out 
those planes. They should not be upset or 
bothered or misled by rumors that tend to 
destroy morale and slow down production. 

In 1940 production was at a rate where 
it would take 444 men one year to build a 
B-24 Liberotor. In 1943 the same amount 
of work in the same amount of time wos done 
by 17 men. In 1940, 232 men working for 
one year would turn out a P-38. In 1943 
the same P-3S can be turned out by 1 1 
men. There are comparable records among 
all aircraft manufactures on the West Coast. 

So, the next time you hear rumors to the 
effect that under the cost-plus-fixed fee 
contracts, the aircraft manufacturers have 
no incentive to do their jobs better or that 
they make excessive profits through hoard- 
ing labor and misusing manpower, quote a 
few of these facts to the rumor-mongers — 
and let's get on with the job of turning out 
the warplanes required by our Government. 

Clancy nnsuuers Vour 
Bonus Questions 

In the last issue of "The Flying Reporter," 
dated October 1, 1943, in the article about 
the Ryan bonus plan, we said we would 
answer any questions on the bonus plan in 
the next issue. Here are the questions that 
have been turned in, together with our an- 

Q. What happens when work is done for 
another department? 

A. When work is transferred from one 
department to another, the department do- 
ing the work receives full credit for some 
through routing transfer slips made out by 
the dispatcher and approved by the fore- 
man. This credit is likewise charged against 
the department making the transfer. 

Q. What happens when employees are 
temporarily transferred from one department 
to another? 

A. This is token core of through the em- 
ployee temporary transfer. Department trans- 
ferring employee is credited, and depart- 
ment receiving employee is charged with the 
actual hours the employee works. 

Q. What happens when an employee is 

A. Nothing except that the absent em- 
ployee will not receive as much bonus as 
he would if he were on the job. 

Q. What are bonus checks based on? 

A. Your bonus checks are based on the 
gain made on your pay week, which is the 
some period as your bonus week. The per- 
iod extends from Saturday to Friday. 

Q. What happens when the wrong work 
order number is used on a job? 

A. This happens quite often and is very 
serious. Be sure to use the right work or- 
der number on your job because the time 
gained or lost on any work order cannot 
be figured accurately unless your time is 
charged to the correct number. 

Q. In the Manifold Department why is it 
necessary to have the right parts with the 
tear-off control card with the correspond- 
ing port number? 

A. Proper bonus credit cannot be given 
unless this is checked very carefully. Notify 
the dispatcher when the parts do not cor- 
respond with the number on the control card. 

Q. Why is it betler to do a job right the 
first time? 

A. When a job comes back for rework due 
to faulty workmanship, no bonus credit is 
allowed for the extra work. Moke it right 
the first time. 

Q. Why is correct information necessary 
on time allowance sheets? 

A. If the work order, part number, and 
the reason for the time allowance do not 
appear on the sheet, the Time Study De- 
partment has no way of checking the re- 

Q. What should we do if there should be 
temporary shortage of work in our group? 

A. When you can see that your job will 
be finished before the end of the shift, 
notify your leadman or foreman so that he 
can assign more work to you. Don't slow your 
work down so that you will come out even 
at the end of the shift. This slow down will 
cut into your bonus. 

When in doubt, ask a time study man. 

Famous CheF Is Now on the S 


Jean Bovet conversing with Cafeteria Comn>ittee msmbers, 

Jean Bouet Takes Personal Charge 
Of the new Byon Employees' Cafeteria 

Best news of the month for Ryan con- 
noisseurs of good food is the announcement 
that Jean Bovet, whose jolly 300 pounds 
of avoirdupois bespeaks his enthusiasm for 
fine food (and plenty of it) , has moved to 
San Diego and has now token active charge 
of the Ryan Employees' Cafeteria. Formerly 
connected with the cafeteria only in on ad- 
visory capacity, Bovet will now be the boss 
on the job. He comes to San Diego from 
the branch schools of the Ryan School of 
Aeronautics at Hemet and at Tucson, Ari- 
zona, where he has been Head Steward. 
Thousands of Army aviation cadets who in 
the last few years have eaten Bovet's meals 
at these two schools can testify that when 
it comes to putting foods together, Bovet 
has the master's touch. If the food is 
available, Ryanites con rest assured they'll 
get it and in tasty, bountiful servings. And 
at pulling the proper ropes to get the food 
he wants, Bovet has had considerable ex- 

Coincident with the orrivol of Bovet, ad- 
ditional cafeteria services hove gone into 
effect. A complete hot breakfast that is o 
set-up for a day's work is being served in 
the cafeteria from 6:45 to 7:45 a. m. for 
those coming on first shift and those leaving 
on third. In addition, a midnight supper for 
workers ending second shift ond those start- 

ing third has been arranged, along with a 
special 1 p. m. supper for the tooling de- 
partment which is working a late schedule. 
Here is the complete schedule of cafe- 
teria serving hours: 

n :I5 to 11 :45 a. m. 
Lunch for employees in main factory 

I 1 :45 a. m. to 12:15 p. m. 
Lunch for employees in the new final as- 
sembly building. 

12:15 to 12:45 p. m. 
Lunch period for office and engineering 

3:30 to 4:30 p. m. 
Early supper for employees coming on 
the second shift and those leaving the first 

8:00 to 8:30 p. m. 
Lunch for second shift. 

10:00 to 10:30 p. m. 
Special supper schedule for tooling de- 

12 midnight to 1 :00 a. m. 
Supper for workers coming on the third 
shift and those leaving the second shift. 
4:00 a. m. 
Hot coffee available to third shift in the 

6:45 to 7:45 a. m. 


ileui Parking lot Beady For Use 

The new parking lot which Ryanites have 
eyed anxiously for the past several weeks 
will be in use Monday. However, so rapidly 
has the Ryan organization grown that even 
before it goes into use, we hove already 
outgrown it. Consequently it has been ar- 
ranged for production workers on first shift 
to continue parking on the field and using 
the gate house at that location while all 
other first shift workers and all second and 

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third shift workers use the new parking lot. 
With the completion of the new park- 
ing lot, city police officials have advised 
that parking along Harbor Drive will no 
longer be tolerated. Leniency was granted 
until Ryan could provide sufficient parking 
space, but any future violations, the offi- 
cials have warned, will result in traffic cita- 
tions. So, be sure to use the parking lots 
provided and invest that fine you don't have 
to pay in War Bonds. 






by Enid Larsen 

Although the "official" vacation season 
is over, quite a few of our boys and gals 
are taking their vacations now. DON WAS- 
SER spent a week at Big Bear and came back 
looking fit, and full of . . . vim, vigor and 
vitality. M. W. HUTCHINSON and HELEN 
BLACKMORE are taking theirs this coming 
week, which incidently will be a thing of 
the past by the time this goes to press. We 
know both will have nice vacations. Prob- 
ably will take them a couple of weeks to 
rest up after they are back, but what are 
vacations for if not to wear ourselves 
slightly ragged trying to cram into one 
week, the things we have been planning 
for a whole year to do. JESS LARSEN has 
taken a month leave of absence, and is now 
in St. Paul, Minn. The purpose of his trip 
is to bring his family to California, but 
according to his letters, he is mixing a lit- 
tle bit of that well-known pleasure with 
business. Dick Williams, second shift Fore- 
man is back from his vacation. 

Advancement seems to be the keynote in 
Final Assembly. Several new Leadmen hove 
been appointed on both first and second 
shifts. G. L. HUMPHREY, E. H. PRATT, J. 
ETHRIDGE and L. W. COOK ore the proud 
possessors of the hard earned title of Leod- 
mon on first shift, and W. Mortenson, R. 
Schuiz, C. Pell and L. Conklin have achieved 
the same title an second shift. Congratu- 
lations boys; keep up the good work. 

Again this month there are new person- 
nel in Final Assembly, to whom we extend 
a most hearty welcome. They are all 100% 
boosters for Ryan, too. It doesn't take long 
for a newcomer to sense the friendly atmos- 
phere here, which proves that our well- 
known "Keep Ryan a Better Place to Work" 
is a slogon earned, and not just a bunch of 
words thrown together to please the ears 
of a few. 

The induction class ond new cafeteria 
play an important part in keeping the Ryan 
colors flying. The other day while eating 
lunch next to one of our new high school 
employees, he made the remark to me thot 
he surely ate his vegetables now, since Mrs. 
Long had told him just how important they 
were to a good, strong, healthy body. The 
doss also gives the newcomer a feeling of 
"belonging" before he spends thot first day 
on the jab — that day that so often is long 
and trying. 

That just about takes care of things for 
this issue. See you next time, I hope. (The 
deadline and I have run a race every issue 
so far. Sometimes the deadline steals a 
march, and leaves me holding the copy.) 

Here and There 

by Jonnie Johnson 

This time I'm in the Paint Shop, where I 
hope to stay. It's good to be bock among 
old friends and new ones as well. This past 
week, however, our good friend CARL HY- 
ATT was away on vocation, and things were 
a bit quiet. He's back this morning looking 
bright and cheerful. Hope you had good 
vocation, Carl. 

I'd like to soy welcome to PAT CLAY- 
BAUGH, who just joined our happy fold in 
Crib 8, or Finish Inspection, as it is most 
commonly colled. 

You know I've often wondered where oil 
these so-called "gremlins" hid. The other 
day I discovered why they were so bad in 
the Point Shop. ERNIE NELSON has two in 
his possession. They are very "cute" and 
look to be quite clever. It would be worth 
your time to see them. 

Speaking of "gremlins," we sure come 
up short a few at the Pin Buster's League 
lost Tuesday night. Maybe this would be a 
good time to ask if there is anyone inter- 
ested in joining a bowling league? We hove 
quite a few places, and your interest would 
be greatly appreciated. You may contact 
TRAVIS HATFIELD in Personnel or call 317. 

It seems to me our candy man, PHIL SJO- 
BERG should hove some more help. Isn't 
there someone who will dish out the sweets 
while Phil tells people there are no Her- 
sheys? I don't know how serious he thinks 
it is, but once last week he was fit to be 
tied. Of course, JOHNNY CRAMER has 
helped the situotion considerably. 

If anyone heard about the confusion in 
town last Friday, think nothing of it. It 
just so happens the "Live Five" were out 
shopping. A good time was had by all and 
we wound up with a sandwich at the "B and 
L." (It's a sandwich shop, too.) 

one of those neighborly visits last week and 
come bock oil "wisened up." 

We miss our good friend MAJOR GILES 
from the Army Air Forces, who is away on 

We've had some near catastrophes lately 
on our bowling team. What with mashed 

fingers and Bill getting the flu . We 

hope by Tuesday night everything will be 
under control. 




by Maynard Level I 

Did you ever go to the picture show and 
after standing in line for "hours" finally 
get in and find that there ore plenty of vo- 
cont seats here and there through the show? 
Dorn, but it makes you mad, doesn't it? 

One of the day foremen was on nights for 
o while and was surprised to find a Produc- 
tion Control Department working on second 
shift. Maybe we should have told you about 
them before. ED GRANELL is now on sec- 
ond shift in charge of Airplane Planning, 
KNAPP. Scheduling is represented on sec- 
ond shift by E. L. BRIGGS, LOUISE SON- 

BYRON GEER was just in and reminded I 
me of the fact that they were moving the • 
Airplane Dispatch office to the New Build- 
ing and at the same time requested a 
scooter. He soys he has used up his No. 18 
stamp. Well, it is the some distance either 
way whether you go out there a dozen times 
a night or whether you have to come over 
here a dozen tin-ies a night. WM. VAN 
DEN AKKER is with us for two weeks while 
M. W. KELLEY is on his vocation. He has 
named the New Building "Little Convair." 
From the ports being mode out there for 
Convair he isn't for wrong, but how about 
the Experimental, Van? 

If SLIM COATS were writing this he 
would soy that BOB CHILDS was as busy as 
o one armed paperhonger what with his 
trying to take core of two stockrooms and 
the office at the same time. LIB MITCHELL 
has been ill the post few days, but we hope 
to hove her bock with us in a few days. 

Well, guess this is all for this time. Gee, 
but I wish someone would get married, have 
o baby or something so I would hove some- 
thing to write about. Will SAM PINNEY 
please give us the dope so we can write 
about it when it happens? 

Manifold Production Control 

by F. Marie Louden 

A few days ogo the workers in this de- 
partment were owokened from their con- 
centrated thoughts (concentrated on their 
work, of course) by o deafening roar. With 
the horrors of an earthquake prevoiling in 
everyone's mind, they jumped hurriedly to 
their feet only to discover that some driver 
hod bocked a truck into the double doors 
leading from our office to the factory. (The 
story goes that Vitamin tablets were passed 
throughout the deportmen t — those 
nerves! I 

"CORKY" WRIGHT is taking bowling 
quite seriously and strenuously, so it ap- 
pears. While bowling her first gome, she 
sprained her wrist. Hurry up and mend 

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that wrist. Corky — the team will be wait- 
ing for you. 

Another employee has passed through 
cur portals — DODIE BEMISS. She will be 
employed in Cleveland, where her parents 
are living. Her numerous friends here wish 
her lots of success in her new job! 

Two new members hove brightened our 
Deportment — Mrs. IDA NEES and Mrs. 
DORIS HALS. Welcome, ladies! 

The good fellowship of the severol em- 
ployees in the Shipping department has 
been missed by everyone in this depart- 
ment. They made their new offices in the 
factory this week. We hope they will drop 
in to see us often. 

Stacks 'n' Stuff 

by Manny Fohlde 

BLANCHE ATTRIDGE, the personality girl 
of personnel, has all the answers! 

Working alone as she does on second shift, 
she has to. 

Anything from hot cokes to homhocks — 
she gets 'em all. 

To HERB SIMMER, boas man of tailpipes 
on second, she is symbolic of the small town 
lawyer. As we get it from Herb, this more 
or less distinguished person meets his pa- 
trons at the door and inquires as to the 
purpose of the visit. If it's a lawyer they 
want to see, he escorts them to a desk in 
one corner of the room labeled "lawyer"; 
if it's a doctor they desire, he takes them 
to the desk marked "doctor," and so on 
down the list. So it is with Blanche, who 
handles the problems of Ryanites. Trans- 
portation, Housing, Selective Service, War 
Bonds, and even a little timekeeping now 
and then ore but a few of the many problems 
she handles for the boys and girls on second 

The finesse and good nature that she is 
able to employ in the pursuit of her duties is 
a source of wonder to the many of us who 
have had occasion to call upon her. 

We would not be surprised at all if we 
were to find her knocked limber by some 
of the questions that she apparently is ex- 
pected to answer. 

Many of the oldtimers will remember 
JOHN McQUIRE, who left us sometime ago 
to build ships. He wound up in the army for 
a ten month hitch and is now back at Ryan's 
working in Manifold Small Parts, first shift. 
Most of us will recall that John's outstand- 
ing performance occurred the day he par- 
took of his first chew of "snoose." Glad to 
have you back with us, "Mac." 

JACK COE, student of nature and old 

time army man, and I were unable to get 
together for this issue on the "Love Life 
of the Snipe." I was to write about the "old 
hen," while Jack was going to do his bit con- 
cerning the "old mare." We are truly sorry 
and extend our apologies with the vow that 
next issue will include our cooperative theme 
on this subject. 

We were surprised to note the formation 
of a snipe hunting club and as an old 
"sniper" would be most happy to join. 

Did you know that PHIL BARSON, C-54 
old, second shift, played the violin? He was 
educated in Europe, but fiddled around quite 
o bit in the process. "The only catch," says 
Phil, "to my fiddle playing is that I left 
it under the bed when I come back to this 
country." We can understand this, as beds 
seem to hold a fascination for Phil, who, by 
his own admission, seldom rises before two 
o'clock p.m. 

Then, too, there is MRS. LEWELLYN, who 
is reputed to be one of the best automobile 
mechanics in town. 

R. R. CAMPBELL used to ploy semi-pro 
baseball, and "PIO PICCO" was a sprinter, 
having run a hundred meters many a day 
for the gas company. 

JOHNNY MocARTHUR was a nugget 
counter for the "Back Woods" Mining Co. 
of Virginia. 

"RED" JONES, who can "mix" with any 
company, was a plasterer of renown. 

CARL KREUGER sold hard candy to soft 
merchants, while JACK LANCASTER sold 
Green jewelry to school boys. 

Quite a number of interested people gath- 
ered on the field the other day to view the 
huge C-54 "Sky Master" as it took aboard 
load of equipment for delivery to some 
unknown destinol-ion. And as the exhaust 
roared from her Ryan built stacks, it was 
with no small amount of pride that many of 
us watched her take off, feeling as we did 
that we had had a small port in boosting 
her skyward. 



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We're indebted. — Thanks to Floyd Ben- 
nett for allowing us to use a portion of the 
letter he received from former Ryonite A. 
E. Bowen. You'll find it on page 8. It's 
food for thought! 

Bowen, who is going through gunner's 
school now, is expecting to see plenty of 
action very shortly. If a furlough permits, 
he'll be bock to see his friends at Ryan be- 
fore he goes. For those who'd like his ad- 
dress, here it is: 

Pfc. A. E. Brown, 39287905, 8;h Stu- 
dent Receiving Sqd., Buckingham Army Air 
Field, Flexible Gunnery School, Fort Myers, 

We'ie saying good-bye. — It's farewell this 
issue to Flonnie Freeman, whose column on 
Plant Engineering we've always looked for- 
ward to. Flonnie joins her husband in San 
Francisco and we hear tell of big events to 
come. Bock into the capable hands of Bob 
Christy, Flonnie turns the departmental col- 
umn and we'll be looking for Plant Engi- 
neering by the Right Honorable Bob Christy 
in the issues to come. 


Purchasing Piffle 

by Pat Eden 

. . . NOT TO SING 

(To be intoned to the tune of "Minnie the 

Comes now the time for our Pat Eden 
To give the Rep what it's been needin' (!!!) 
To give with phrases that won't decompose. 
Or, putting it more bluntly, with some death- 
less prose. 

Refrain: (Each unto his own limitations.) 

We have o gal, yclept Chris Jones, 
Whose face takes on the warmer tones; 
She's got her Horry for a week and a half. 
And then it's bock to Texas like a fish on 

Refrain: (What we need is relief.) 

Then there's a guy, his name's Drew Sutton, 

In one respect he's sure a glutton; 

Just load him down with reports and the 

And watch him pick it up and swing it 'round 

by the tail. 

Refrain: (Stop! And reconsider.) 

Who is the guy with liquid torso. 
Who swings that thing, but swings it moreso? 
We're glad to number him amongst our pals. 
And wish he'd come more often, won't you, 
Mr. Hals? 

Refrain: (The old one.) 

Now with our talent there's a limit. 
If burns not bright enough to dim it; 
Just like the collar on a five cent beer. 
Blow the foam away and what remains ain't 
good cheer. 

Refrain: (From comment.) 

Manifold Small Parts 

IRA and MAYME COTNER held a 
regular reception when they came back 
from their wedding leave a couple of weeks 
ago. Just before the start of the shift, they 
were nearly snowed under with good wishes 
from the second and a few former members 
now on first. They were married the eve- 
ning of October 4, at Middletown, Califor- 
nia, where Moyme's sister lives. 

That was more excitement than any day 
since the collar gang gave FRED SANDERS 
a surprise birthday party at the two o'clock 
rest period, October 1. ERMA LONGMIRE 
baked one of the two cakes brought out 
of hiding at that time and all Fred's group 
got together to moke him a present of a 
good-looking wallet. 

In a few days FIL FILLMORE will be back 
from leave. He wrote that his father was 
feeling better now and he thought he could 
be bock from his old home at Hope, Michi- 
gan, by October 25. Then, he says, he'll 
"make up for lost time." 

RUBY DILLARD FLICK, back in Okla- 
homa because of an illness in her family, 
says in a recent letter that she won't be 
able to get away from her home cores until 
the middle of November, although she'd 
like to get here ahead of the Midwest 

People from the department ore good 
about writing even after the start of a new 
career. ROSE PROST sent a newsy letter to 

FRANK WALSH from her home in Kansas. 
It hod o sort of wishful tone, as though she 
would like to be working here once more. 

NORA ROSANBALM, "homesteoding" 
in northern Washington, comes right out 
and soys she misses the people and the job 
in Small Parts. The demon ex-welder put 
up a hundred cons of vegetables this sum- 
mer and enough fruit to take core of all 
the family and friends , but sounds as 
though she still hod some of that remark- 
able energy of hers left over. 

Speaking of energy, GEORGE SAYRE is 
here again after a month's layoff. George 
lost in a wrestling match with the punch 
press handle, which did hi; back no good 
at all. He is inclined to be bitter about the 
"corset" he is obliged to wear, ond he soys 
he is more convinced than ever before that 
women must be able to really take it. 

ED HOCKETT is in the hospital for an- 
other operation — his third. Why he isn't 
completely sour and discouraed, no one 
can figure out, but he takes the view that 
although luck is tough, it's temporary. 

The number of Masons on first shift has 
been doubled with the enrolling of 
FRANCES MASON and her sister, KATH- 
LEEN MASON BREAUX. The more recent 
ones ore Son Diegans, while ETHELYN ond 
MAXINE (not related to any of the others I 
ore imports from Michigan and Kansas, re- 
spectively. Maxine is now spending her 

Accountins Quartette Receive Pins 

When four people in the some department qualify for their three-year service pins 
within one week, that's cause for a celebration. At least, that's the way the folks in 
Accounting feel about it. Here they're shown celebrating the event in proper style 
after Jim Nookes, comptroller, has awarded the quartette their new pins. Left to right 
are Dorothy Manning, Tabulating; Mary Freel, Accounts Payable; Mr. Nookes; 
J. F. Miller, Accounts Payable, and Phyllis Creel, Accounts Receivable. 

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vacation "staying home, doing nothing, 
and that's swell I" 

home from work for the first time since 
last January when Jennie hod the mumps. 
This absence hod a pleosonter reason: Jen- 
nie's brother, Corp. Eorl Bradley wos in 
town' on three-day pass from camp just 
before getting one of those "A. P.O., core 
of Postmaster" addresses. 

For a while it was all one-way traffic be- 
tween the Army and Ryan's but lotely 
they've been letting us have o few of our 
own bock again. JOHN McGUIRE has re- 
turned to Department 14 about a year after 
leaving it. Old timers soy he hasn't forgot- 
ten a thing, and con handle any part of 
tubing operations as well as ever. 

Latest recruit on first shift is ORA REC- 
TOR, who left Nebraska twelve years ago 
for Army life. He soys he should get along 
well enough on the production front, be- 
cause o good infantryman is supposed to 
make out oil right anywhere. 

Still men ore In the minority the 
newcomers, olthough CHARLEY DAVIS and 
CHARLEY DONALDSON were among the 
recent arrivals in 14. Davis had been a 
carpenter, and spent o good mony years 
farming in Harper County, Oklahoma, and 
Donaldson ran a rock crusher at Big Bend 
in northern California before getting into 
the aircraft industry. 

MARIE PATTERSON "mostly looked 
after her family" back in Texas, she says, 
but she hod held down outside jobs, too. 
She inspected finished work at Bement Bog 
Company and was in charge of novelties 
for the Doirylond Ice Cream Compony be- 
fore her Marine husband's orders brought 
her out here. 

during the lost war, then settled in Monti- 
c;llo, Kentucky, where she raised her two 
daughters. This Fall she came to visit her 
sister in San Diego and decided to join us. 

MARTHA HAUGEN, a twenty-year rssi- 
d.-'nt of San Diego, wanted to get into full- 
time war work, and "liked what people said 
about Ryan's," so she signed in for the 
d3partm3nt on October 6. 

The two new girls on third shift hove 
ccm3 a long way. LAURA ARCHER used 
to be in the restaurant business at Green 
Bay, Wisconsin, while MAY BURGAN was 
_oing office and library work at Helena, 

Ryan Dunce Oct. 31st 

There's a big one coming up. Yes, we 
n-.ean another Ryan Dance spo.nsored by the 
Foremen's Club for all Ryan employees. It'll 
be a gala costume affair on Halloween 
night, Sunday, October 31st, ct the Moose 
Hall, 1041 Seventh Ave. 

Admission is only .SI. 00 per couple for 
on evening of dancing to the music of 
Charlie Olsen's eight-piece band. But if you 
don't expect on extra fine tacked on by 
scm3 sort of a western judge and jury, you 
better ccme dressed in Western garb — your 
finest, most original, most dashing or most 
comical Western regolio. There'll be prizes 
for the couple with the most original and 
for the couple with the most comical West- 
ern costumes. On top of that, there'll be 
a door prize. Come at 8:00 and prepare to 
dance till midnight with the rest of your 
fellow Ryanites from the Old West. 



(Continued from page 5) 

time card has to be mode up for the one 
additional hour. Or if he works only seven 
hours, his time card is separated from the 
rest and goes in to Tabulating to be indi- 
vidually punched for the seven hours. Then 
if he worked on several work orders during 
the doy, Tobulating's labor has just begun 
— a card has to be punched for each work 
order giving the hours spent on that item, 
the employee's badge number end his rate 
of pay. That's the way at the end of the 
day Tabulating con tell just how many hours 
and how many dollars were spent on each 
different job that Ryan is working on. That's 
also the place where your accuracy in put- 
ting down the proper work order number 
begins to tell its tale. 

The six time cords that you punch during 
the course of a week are only a drop in 
the bucket to the number that ore used 
for you in the Tabulating Room. At least 
two generally hove to be made up to prop- 
erly distribute the time to the different work 
order numbers. Then there's one mode up 
just to cover your deductions other than 
bond deductions. As for bond deductions, 
that takes a total of five different cords. 
Another cord is needed for your name as it 
appears on your check and your social secur- 
ity number. Then there's the card known 
as the Earning's Summary Cord which is 
punched with the number of hours worked 
during the week, the rote, and the proper 
extension. This information is accumulated 
and punched by one machine which is pick- 
ing up its information from the six or more 
time cards that are being run simultaneously 
through another machine. 

Your earnings summary cord and your 
individual name card ore brought together 
through a machine known as a collator. 
From these two cords a list is run of every- 
one on the hourly payroll, showing how 
many hours each individual Ryanite worked 
on straight, time and o half, and double 
time pay. This list is audited by Seidel of 
Timekeeping who checks everytlning which 
looks at all questionable. "Our biggest job 
is figuring overtime for Saturday work and 
double time for Sunday. If on employee 
works Saturday but has missed another day 
in the week, naturally he doesn't get over- 
time for Saturday. Tabulating makes up 
special "computation cords" for everyone 
who has worked less than the 40-hour week. 
This helps us figure how many hours of 
overtime the employee is entitled to. We 
check again on this in the preliminary pay- 
roll list. If something looks funny, we track 
it down. We'd rather check a hundred times 
and find nothing wrong than to pass one 
up. People's paychecks ore pretty important 
items and we aim to keep Ryanites as 
pleased as possible." 

The machine that actually mokes the 
checks takes its information from the two 
cards which have already been run in to- 
gether, the name card and the earnings 
summary cord, and from a third card, the 
deduction card, which is "collated" with 
these two. As each of these three cords goes 
through the machine o portion of the check 
is written, and when they ore all three 
through, the check is complete and the 
machine automatically shifts and starts an- 
other check. Twenty-six checks roll out 

Chin Music 

by Herman Martindaie 

of Manifold Assembly, Second Shift. 

Almost every worker in the department 
has someone in the service whom they are 
backing up on the home front by working 
at Ryan. 

Our foreman, HERB SIMMER, has two 
cousins and a nephew in the Navy. One is o 
yeoman, another a naval dentist, and a 17- 
yeor-old nephew is ready for action and 
"rorin' to go." 

WALDA OFFER, our leadman, has on 
uncle in the Canadian army, an uncle in 
the U. S. Army, a brother in Alaska and a 
cousin somewhere in the Aleutians. 

LLOYD HORN, group leader, is backing 
up Technical Sgt. Noel Horn of the U. S. 
Army and Walter Horn, second class Petty 
Officer in the U. S. Navy. 

LYNN BLACKBURN, "hord-workingest" 
man in the department, has o son. Yeoman 
Bob Blackburn, somewhere in the Pacific. 
His job is divided between censoring and 
helping with communications. 

RAY LOWTHER has a brother in the Army 
who is stationed in Hawaii. 

Swinehort, is a bomber pilot. Next issue 
your reporter will continue with "the man 
behind the man behind the gun." 

BENNY MARTINEZ hails from Denver 
and comes from a railroad family. His father 
is o railroad veteran. He also has a sistej; 
working for the railroad. Benny also worked 
OS foreman in a sign painting company. His 
signs have even found their way into the 
Ryan plant. 

HERMAN SIMMONS is the department's 
best yodeler. His tunes make you think some- 
thing's wrong with the sow, or maybe that 
somebody is grinding something tough. 

\. A. BEJERANO has a husband in the 
Army at Riverside. She is one of our welders, 
a nice little girl by the name of Natcha, 
spelled with an "N." 

back in Oklahoma about ten years ago — 
way bock when. 

Everyone who attended the Manifold pic- 
nic reported a wonderful time. WALDO felt 
pretty good about it all. 

Hope this review will give you on idea 
of what a big happy family we are. 

Hots off to ANN CASH, who has two sons 
in the Army. One is with General Clark's 
now famous Fifth Army and the other is 
in the U. S. in the Coast Artillery. 

every minute. Before they're distributed they 
go across the hall to Payroll where, under 
the supervision of Henry Schmetzer, 
T. Claude Ryan's official signature is added. 

"The machines we use in Tabulating save 
thousands and thousands of monhours every 
month," Greenwood explains. "They're 
practically foolproof when properly oper- 
ated, but they require expert trained per- 
sonnel with years of experience. So im- 
portant is it that they be kept in perfect 
condition that International Business Ma- 
chine Company keeps a service man at 
Ryan full time." 

The machines in Tabulating ore kept run- 
ning on 24-hour schedule and the Time- 
keeping division operates on two shifts. Out 
of the several thousand checks that the 
two divisions collaborate on each week, only 

about 1 5 mistakes crop up. That's a mighty 
good percentage of accuracy. In fact, that's 
darn near perfect. 

"So you see. Butch," the gremlin con- 
tinued. "There's more to this time cord and 
paycheck business than meets the eye. And 
we gremlins could really drive a bunch of 
people nuts if we got careless. If we splat- 
tered enough oil and burned enough cigar- 
ette holes in time cords and stuck in a 
few wrong work order numbers every day, 
you'd soon find the tabulators running the 
time cards through a player piano and the 
timekeepers sewing designs through the 
holes with bright yarns." 

See your next issue of Flying Reporter for 
another story on the work of the Account- 
ing Department. 



My shift is: 1st 


Give 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices 



Light Opera 

Waltz and Poiko 




— 17 — 



How many minutes would you like? 


5 min - 

10 min 

15 min. 


Baseball games yes no 

Football games yes no 

Announcements of 

current Ryan sports yes no .... 

By the looks of things to come, it won't 
be long before the Ryan Bachelor Club will 
be no more — EDDIE OBERBAUER (Peren- 
nial Bachelor "Supreme") will soon middle 
aisle it with a comely loss (not bad, Eddie) . 
The bride-to-be is none other than MER- 
VEILLA HICKEY of Transportation. 

Speaking of weddings and engagements, 
R. S. "SMITTY" SMITH marched to the 
strains of Wagner's "Lohengrin," Septem- 
ber 25. Congratulations, Smitty. It is ru- 
mored that a certain young lass, of Material 
Control, will soon be flashing one of those 
diamond rings. Guess who? 

MARION KEY returned from San Fran- 
cisco, leaving her husband to go on to Alaska 
alone. Sorry to heor of his going, Marion, but 
glad to have you back. 

Farewells and Goodbyes. My goodness, but 
it seems as though Ryan is losing all its 
feminine crop: MARGARET LEACH of Mani- 
fold Material Control left to join the Ma- 
rines. The girls gave her a wonderful send 
off what with gardenias, and a beautiful 
traveling bag, with matching make-up kit. 
Thirty-two lovelies were responsible for the 
dinner given for ALBERTA "PEACHES" 
FLETCHER of Manifold Production Control 
before she left for Texas. Also DODIE BE- 
MISS of Manifold Production Control, will 
soon be leaving for Cleveland. So sorry to 
have you all go, but the best of luck. 

The employees of the Finishing Depart- 
ment are welcoming back their foreman, 
CARL PALMER, who has been on the sick list 
for approximately a month. C. E. HUNT, 
Machine Shop Foreman, returned this morn- 
ing after a week's absence. R. T. KELLEY, 
Ass't. Contract Administrator, will soon be 
back to the fold. And, Tom, don't mind me 
if I should jump up and down with joy, but, 
OS you know, my old side kick, MARGIE 
KOENIG, has returned also after her 10 
days absence. Anyway, glad to hove all of 
you bock. 

A. W. COLTRAIN, Ass't to Factory Man- 
ager, and LOGIE BENNETT, Salvage Engi- 
neer, returned to work this morning. Art 
with the look of the cat that ate the canary 
and poor Logie with a downcast expression. 
It seems as though Logie lost to Art a cham- 
pionship game of table tennis, three out 
of four games. Production is still on top, 
so all the Production boys should keep up the 
standards set by Art. 

By the way, everybody, we have a new 
telephone operator — name, JANE BROWN. 
Let's show Jane that the Ryan Spirit is tops, 
by cooperating. 

Well, fellows in crime, I think that's all 
for this time. So 'bye for now; see you next 




(Continued fro 

agree to pay $2.50 each week (this 
amount to be deducted from their 
checi<) for 10 weeks. Every cent of 
that amount will be refunded to 
them if they pass the final examina- 
tion with a grade of 90% or bet- 
ter. If it's between 80% and 90%, 
they'll receive $22.50, and if their 
score tops 70% but doesn't hit 
80%, they'll get a refund of $20.00. 
The course is designed and written 
in terminology so easily understood 
that anyone seriously interested in 
it can beat the necessary 70%. 

This course is the same being of- 
fered to the public for $120 — yet 
Ryan workers pay only $25 with a 
100% refund opportunity. They get 
the same eight text books with the 
same attractive shelf container and 
the same Data Sheet Manual con- 
taining tables, formulae and other 
reference material, that outsiders 
pay $1 20 for. Their work will receive 
the same careful attention from In- 
stitute instructors who correct and 

m page I 0) 

return their lesson sheets, and upon 
completion of the course, they'll re- 
ceive the regular Ryan Aeronautical 
Institute diploma. The Data Sheet 
Manual will make a handy reference 
addition to any library and, in fact, 
the entire course will be thumbed 
through over and over again as aero- 
nautical questions arise. 

Ryanites can turn in their appli- 
cations for this training offer at nine 
different places: Final Assembly, 
Wing Assembly, Manifold, Tooling 
and Drop Hammer in the factory 
proper; also in the Industrial Train- 
ing Office, the Production Control 
department. Engineering depart- 
ment and in the office of the Pro- 
duction Superintendent. Those who 
haven't dropped by one of these 
desks to take a look at the sample 
set of textbooks and to obtain fur- 
ther particulars concern ng the 
course are invited to do so. Remem- 
ber, deadline for enrollments is Sat- 
urday, October 30th. 

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Putt Putts On Parade 

by Millie Merritt 

Hello, all of you hep-cots and sharp 
chicks. Time has rolled around for another 
issue of the Flying Reporter and here I am 
a beginner at the art of being a columnist. 

Our former writer, EVELYN DUNCAN, has 
been transferred to Manifold Inspection and, 
therefore, is unable to write for us. We all 
miss Evelyn very much and hope that she 
will find her new job as interesting as Trans- 

The Transportation Department was 
asked to move from the Flight Shack for non- 
payment of rent, and we ore now found in 
our new office just south of the new factory 
building and only o few steps from our front 
door to the cafeteria. Convenient, I'd soy. 

Our new boss, KtNNETH EDWARDS, has 
quite an interesting past. He wos a seaman 
first class aboard the U.S.S. Helena. After 
being wounded in the Battle of Guadalcanal, 
November 1 3th, he was sent to a hospital 
in New Zealand and then, after a month, 
bock to the United States. He was given an 
honorable discharge on February 25th of this 

Before coming to Ryan Kenneth was em- 
ployed by the San Diego Electric Railway 
Company. Sorry, girls, but he isn't one of 
those on the eligible list. Wedding bells 
will soon be ringing for him and Miss Mary 
Horack of the SDER Company. Best wishes 
and good luck. Ken. You're certainly doing 
your part in winning this war. 

MIKE TURNER has been transferred to 
Automotive Service. That isn't powder Mike 
is wearing now — it's just the fine sand he 
hauls on his new job. 

And then there was DOROTHY HALL'S 
putt-putt stalled in the middle of the aisle 
and poor Dorothy cranking owoy without 
any results. A gentleman tapped her on the 
shoulder. "Ah, a victim," thought Dorothy. 

He asked, "Say, does that run by gas or 
electricity.'" That was the sixty-four dollar 
question. Oh well, such is life. 

VIVIAN RUBISH holds the record for the 
most flat tires. We are beginning to have 
our suspicions about so many flats, but then 
we know our smiling Vivian. Vivian's hus- 
band has been in the hospital in Denver, 
Colorado, where he is stationed at Lowey 
Field. We hope he'll soon be up and about 

This is the end of the passing parade for 
this time. We'll be seeing you next issue, so 
"Keep 'em Rolling." 


Be Sure To Keep 
Vour Rppaintment 

We have an urgent appeal from the Red 
Cross for Ryanites to keep their appoint- 
ments for blood donations at the Red Cross 
Blood Donor Center. The San Diego Center 
will not meet its quota for the week unless 
you either keep your appointment or notify 
them so they con get someone else to fill 
it. Don't fall down on your chonce to help 
in this extra wor effort. Keep your appoint- 
ment if you possibly con. If you can't either 
coll the Red Cross Center at F-7704 or 
notify Mrs. Fischer in Sheet Metol. 

Smoke From 
A Test Tube 

by Sally and Sue 

Seems to us that every week brings with 
it the inevitable farewells to friends who, due 
to various reasons, ore leaving our folds to 
carry on their endeavors in other fields. 
Recently, we reluctantly saw ELEANORE 
"CHEERFUL" EGOLF, always happy and al- 
ways gay, punch her time card for the very 
last time. (By the way, she happens to be 
all out for the Marines, too!) It's gals like 
Eleanore whose absence will really be felt. 
Her personality and happy philosophy made 
for her many pals around Ryan. Just before 
she left, several of us indulged (and I DO 
mean indulged!) in a humdinger of a pic- 
nic, when we had food and more food ga- 
lore — ravioli, tagliarini, watermelon, cake, 
cookies, punch, rolls, olives, dill pickles, 
salad, and all the trimmings. For many of 
us, it was our first occasion for ravioli, and 
tagliarini, and we felt extremely cosmopoli- 
tan. Remember, Eleanore, you may have 
left our plant, but you're still in our hearts. 
We'll be seeing you! 

Another girl who has mode the final 
rounds of goodbys is vivacious FLONNIE 
FREEMAN, who has been the most faithful 
borrower of the Laboratory 3-hole punch 

for some time now. We tried to moke our- 
selves believe she was coming in to see us, 
but in vain. It was always discovered that 
the punch was her actual motive. We hove 
forgiven her, however, and wish her good 
luck and best wishes for the future. 

Today, introductions are in order for 
MARY "DIMPLES" ZAGER, the dark-eyed 
beauty of the Laboratory (right. Ford?) 
whose duties are many and diversified. As 
assistant to the Welding Supervisor, she 
really gets around, much to the enjoyment 
of all those with whom she comes in con- 
tact. From Virginia, Minnesota, she is a 
true, corn-fed Middle-Westerner. In her 
three and one-half months of California life, 
she has made countless friends and proved 
herself to be a fine person to work with. 
W. FORD LEHMAN, popular and once- 
eligible bachelor of the Laboratory, has dis- 
continued all attentions to the other Lab- 
oratory women and staked a claim in the 
form of a perfectly gorgeous diamond on 
third-finger-left-hand of subject Ryan em- 
ployee. For a time, we of the neglected 
group, moaned and bemoaned the fact that 
our faithful gum benefactor hod been dis- 

Time Studi] Observations 

By Dortha Dunston 

Gosh, what a change in two weeks befell; 

I must get acquainted once more. 
There are ten brand new personnel 

And desks aren't the same as before. 

Time marches on and stops for no man 
Though a woman may try a red light 

As I tried to do in that two weeks span 
And receive a surprise at the sight. 

Now KENNY was la'e an hour if you like 
For he woke up long after down. 

It seems his alarm had gone on a strike 
One morning while I was gone. 

V/hether a diamond, a heart, club or spade 
DON jingles his money these days. 

A good poker hand and happy he's made, 
And he knows when to quit when he ploys. 

Now PAUL "ain't" been well since his debut 
that night 

When he fell from the orchestra stand; 
All eyes were turned to the unusual sight 

While he mode his exit so grand. 

DICK bought him a car, all shiny and clean. 

And one day with his girl at his side 
It acted up and got real mean 

And stopped dead still — no ride! 

It seems he hadn't bought a spare 

For the generator and stuff. 
It might hove been tired and just didn't care 

When it treated the couple so rough. 

Recently KENNY has started to school. 

His children can't quite figure out. 
The question is this as a general rule — 

"Kindergarten or high school daddy's 
learning about?" 

Does anyone have an apartment to rent? 

Please notify LOWELL today. 
Before an error is made he'll repent 

And DICK finds his hair iron gray. 

Sprained ankles were popular there for 
Our casually list had two. 
Both girls know now that a miss is a mile 
If they don't watch their step and step 

SMITTIE's resigned to join the Red Cross, 
And he hopes to go overseas too. 

Here's health and good luck if he does go 
And best wishes from all the crew. 

I've just mode a pledge to both MAJ. and 
To leave him alone for a while. 
So the Chrysler will neatly be placed on the 
And let Maj. point to others and smile. 

IRENE and FRANK both left our staff; 

Their replacements are hard to obtain. 
They both hod accuracy, speed, and a laugh. 

It's our double loss and someone else's 

— 19 — 

tracted, but with the passing of time, which 
heals all sorrow, hove admitted that it is 
a good deal and one that promises much 
happiness to all concerned. Good luck, 
Mary and Ford. Our fondest hopes and 
good wishes for your future together. 

The Laboratory has undergone some vast 
improvements lately. We now are sur- 
rounded by partitions. Of course it is a 
great surprise to everyone when they walk 
in and find the scenery changed, but it is 
a change for the better. Mr. JIM SCUR- 
LOCK, our Director, has on office all his 
own, and so do we, with room for our files, 
book cases, etc., etc. 

So they promised to bring us the best 
there is in perfume, so they promised to 
remember us with candy and flowers . . . 
and all we heard about was the fish that 
got away. It seems some members of the 
stronger sex of the Laboratory went to En- 
senada one Saturday after work, returning 
Sunday, mostly to catch the briny denizens 
of the deep, so they said. Tripping goyly 
below the border were MAC, BILL, DON, 
TEIN. A wonderful time was hod by all, 
from their accounts — oh! those hot tomales, 
those enchiladas, those chili beans, those 
tocos; ah, Boja California! Perhaps we 
should rove also about a little girl with 
golden tresses — no, yes, Marty? Or we 
should tell of the glories of the beach at 
Ensenodo (how hove we missed that spot 
in our wanderings?). Or we should dream 
of the color of the water and the number 
of fish that live in it (fishing is par excel- 
lence, say these fellows, who would rather 
fish than eat — well, almost) . Nevertheless, 
we still haven't received our perfume (and 
they said they tried hard) . 

S.A.E. Exhibit 

Here is the Ryan manifold display 
booth as it appeared at the recent 
meeting of the Society of Automotive 
Engineers in Los Angeles. On hand to 
orquaint visiting engineers with the 
workings of the Ryan manifold were 
Jack Zippwald, shown in picture, and 
Harry Goodin of Contract Engineering. 

"Charlie" Sherman in Finishing has three service sons of whom he's mighty proud. 
Standing is Bert of the chemical division of the Air Corps. Seated are Bob, S 1 /c, who 
was in Honolulu during the Jap raids of December 7th, ond Joe, S 2 c, a carburetor 
specialist at North Island. 

L. E. Plummer, director of industrial 
training has two sons in the service. 
Robert, right, is a private in the Army 
and is stationed at Fort Knox, Ken- 
tucky. Enrign Harold, left, is taking 
pilot training at Dallas, Texas. 

Velma Thomas of Maintenance is back- 
ing up her husband, who has been in the 
Navy since six months before the war. 
He has survived two carrier sinkings, 
the Hornet and the Yorktown, and has 
seen action at Malaya, Midway, Guad- 
alcanal and Attu. At present he is sta- 
tioned at North Island. 




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by Jack Graham 

She's the sweetest little woman in the 
world, ond, although she and her husband, 
likewise a Ryan employee, hove been mor- 
ried for seventeen yeors, he still calls her 
"honey." They're a delightful couple to 
know. They've shared the ups ond downs 
of life and have mode a host of friends. 

She is a very capable member of the jig 
set-up division in the /V'onifold department 
and he is a leodman in the B-2 stockroom. 
They're the parents of three children. A 
daughter, Zona, who is 1 3, plans and cooks 
the evening meal and cores for the two 
younger children, Roymond, 11, and Billy, 
7, until their father comes home. 

Sunday is a family day and after Sunday 
School and church they usually head for the 
beach, a delight for the children, who are 
all becoming expert swimmers. The family 
ore mighty proud of their beautiful Flemish 
Giant rabbits and their New Hampshire Red 

The father served in the Quartermaster's 
Corps of the U. S. Army from 1916 through 
1921 and attained the rank of technical 
sergeant. Before coming to Ryan he served 
17 years in Metro-Goldwyn-Moyer's pur- 
chasing department. 

Together the couple have a double perfect 
record. In the post year they've neither been 
absent nor tardy — a marvelous piece of pa- 
triotic work. But they don't stop there. They 
subscribe $200.00 eoch month for the pur- 
chose of war bonds. 

Introducing with pride on ideal couple — 

Here's o man who at 23 holds the es- 
teem of all who know him — one of Ryan's 
most congeniol and youthful leodmen. 

Coming to Ryan in 1940 from Detroit, 
where he worked for o year at the American 
Blower Foctory during the day and attended 
Coss Technical School at night, he has mode 
on enviable record. 

Back at home in Decatur, Illinois, he and 
his family, brothers and sister, mode athletic 
history. His sister played on on Illinois State 
Softball championship team and one of his 
bro'hers went on to the big leagues and is 
first string catcher on Detroit's American 
League team. 

Always athletically minded himself, he 
ployed on the first Ryon plant basketball 
team along with Eddie Herron and Jerry 
Lowe in 1940. Since then he has been 
active in oil Ryan sports and has just com- 
pleted season as catcher on the All-Star 
baseball team. 

In 1941 he coached and managed the St. 
John's church basketball team to the cham- 
pionship of the city church league and to 
second place in the annual city champion- 
ship. He is now serving his fourth year as 
o scoutmaster of Troop 54, San Diego Scouts. 

His only absence from work come in April, 
1942, when he returned to Deco'ur to marry 
his high school sweetheart, Kothryn. He was 
mode o leodman in sheet metal in 1941 ond 
is a sincere student of sofety factors in 
manufacturing. With his wife and infant 
daughter, Judith, he hopes to make San 
Diego his permanent home. Introducing the 
man with the friendly smile and ever-help- 
ful hand — genial LARRY E. UNSER. 

— 20- 

We are slowly trying to devise a plan 
whereby we can truthfully call this the rep- 
resentative column of the Inspection De- 
partment. We would like to have one person 
from each group of inspectors from all over 
the plant be responsible for items of inter- 
est involving any inspectors or any shift. By 
the next issue we will hove organized such 
a group. We already have four reporters 
who have promised to aid us — EDNA 
of Receiving, MARY DURAND of Manifold 
Small Parts and MARJORIE BOLAS of Final 
Assembly. Cooperation with these people 
will aid the success of our column. We ore 
still looking for a suitable title. We would 
appreciate suggestions from anyone in any 
department. Don't be backward — if you 
have an idea, turn it in to Crib No. 3. Yours 
may be the one we wont. 

Much has happened to some of the mem- 
bers of our department since we last wrote. 
Prior to this issue we hove mentioned two 
former inspectors in Crib No. 3 — AL JOHN- 
SON and JOHNNIE RENNER, who were with 
us until about one month ago. They mode a 
lot of friends and we were sorry to see them 
go. Their senses of humor were the con- 
tagious type. They enrolled in Fullerton Jun- 
ior College to begin their higher education 
— all phases. They were quite thrilled over 
the prospects of attaining a goal which both 
had set in the post, and were amazed at the 
willingness of everyone at Fullerton to help 
them get s'arted. (Most folk would readily 
be able to assist these two deserving young 
men.) As they returned from a theater one 
Friday evening an alleged drunken driver 
swerved his car across the white line and 
gave Johnnie a long cut on his head and 
several bruises. He is now back in school. 
Al was not quite so fortunate. He is now 
confined to his bed at his home in San 
Diego a- 1528 Granada Ave. We are sure 
he will improve and get bock to school, but 
it will take time. Go out to see him — he 
would appreciate your visit very much. 

ALICE COLLIER, who was in Crib No. 3 
for about three and one-half weeks, has gone 
to Son Francisco to join her husbond, who 
is in the Marine Corps. . . . JEANETTE 
THOMPSON, olio the wife of a Marine, and 
from good old Kansas City, Missouri, is now 
in Crib No. 3. . . . INEZ SALAS of San 
Diego, formerly of Jerome, Arizona, is the 
new Crib Clerk. . . . PAT, "Dusty" Pret- 
tymon's secretary, in Final Assembly, was 
overheard to soy she wished her boy friend 
could see her in the new building, then she 
would know if he really loved her or not. 
. . . The CLARENCE COLES are expecting 
soon a little bundle from Heaven. They have 
a little boy, so they're hoping this one will 
be a girl. . . . When a newcomer to Son 
Diego asked an Inspector the whereabouts 

of a certain street, she received the reply, 
"I don't know, I've only lived here eight 
years." ... It seems that SHANNON 
LONG has on interest in on ore mine in 
Vancouver, B. C. The other day he received 
a letter addressed to Mr. S. Long, Vice-Presi- 
dent. Don't forget us. Long, maybe we'll 
need another job some day. . . . Reporter- 
ially speaking. Manifold Inspection has been 
neglected recently, and since this is the 
largest of the inspection groups, and con- 
tains some very interesting persons, we will 
attempt to better that condition. . . . No 
column on Manifold Inspection should ever 
be written without first mentoining the very 
popular supervisor, their judge, and jury, 
sometimes their wailing wall, always their 
friend, cheerful, hard-working — D. J. DON- 
NELLY. To borrow on expression from a 
leadman, "the best darn guy to work for." 
. . . ALICE JOHNSON flew to Portland for 
a vacation with her mother and other rela- 
tives. She will soon be bock with stories 
of good times, places she visited and the 
yummy food that mothers prepare for us 
when we go home for a visit. . . . Leodmon 
ROBIN SOUTHERN of Small Parts Inspection 
has returned from his vacation. He fished 
at Lake Cuyomoca for two days and cleaned 
and waxed floors for the rest of the time. 
Yes, that's just what we mean. . . . Per- 
haps o new tin hot will be sufficient protec- 
tion from other not so considerate husbands. 
. . . "DUSTY" PRETTYMAN is really 
longing to do some lake fishing. If anyone 
kiddingly suggests going fishing, he will re- 
ceive the threatening reply, "Remind me to 
hate you." . . . H. R. LA FLEUR, the erst- 
while "Little Flower," Supervisor of Preci- 
sion Inspection, was recently loaned to the 
Quality Control Department and sent tem- 
porarily to the Los Angeles area. Some of 
his friends presented him with a hand- 
some brown leather brief case, which was 
just what H. R. L. wanted for his work. 
. . . Remember that special write-up 
about MAC CATTRELL of Engineering 
in the last issue of the Flying Re- 
porter? He was said to be one of the few 
remaining eligible bachelors. Don't be fooled 
— little girls — he is a bachelor, but he is 
now off the eligible list. Just ask him. . . . 
SHIRLEY WETHERBEE, the curly-haired fa- 
vorite of Crib No. 41/2, has been ill for two 
weeks. They miss her and hope that she 
will return soon. . . . AGNES BOUGHNER 
recently underwent an appendectomy. She 
is reported doing very well. Our best wishes 
go to her, too, for a speedy recovery. . . . 
New transfers into Crib No. 4'/2 are: JEAN 
CAPPINGER. . . . There are now eleven 
inspectors in Crib No. 4'/2, and since their 
fence has not yet been built around their 
new location this presents a real problem for 
BOB SOTHERN. He keeps his wolf-gun well 
oiled and primed at all times and the girls 
hove nothing to fear. Dog-gone it! . . . 
FRANCIS LINDLEY DUKE, formerly of the 
Cutting Inspection Department, is now in 
Crib No. 3. She has been ill, but is able to 
be bock at work. . . . Did you know that 
MER, of Monifold Department, reached the 
finals of the Annual Industrial Tennis Tour- 
nament on October 10, and that Carmack, 
our demon Magnetic Inspector, has smashed 
his way through all opposition to the semi- 
finals of the men's singles? The finals will be 
played on Sunday, October 17, at the Mu- 
nicipal Courts. Hove you seen them ploy? 
Their style is a good, steady game with a 
few fancy shots — that kind that wins. 
Wa^ch them. They will mow 'em down! 

— 21 — 

Bdcl<in9 em Up 

Jo Bell, Manifold Assembly, has a son, 
Pvl'. Colin, Jr., in the Army, and a son, 
Edward, A.C.M.M., back from Guad- 
alcanal, who is a flight instructor at a 
Chicago base. 

Pnyllis Creel, Accounting, has a sister, 
Kathryn, in the Waves and a brother. 
Bill, in the Merchant Marine. 


by Victor Odin 

I was sitting on the piazzo of the new 
cafeteria the other day, toying with my 
demitasse and Petits Fours, listening to the 
p. a. system give forth the Beethoven Trio,^ 
opus 97, and was altogether in a very re- 
flective frame of mind. First I fell to pon- 
dering the iniquity of mine editor, who had 
killed my las* column in his quixotic effort 
to keep this the kind of magazine you can 
safely bring home to the wife and kiddies. 
Then I rolled into a favorite rut of mine: 
viz., the contemplation of the lack of ro- 
mance of modern engineering. 

For instance, that morning I had witnessed 
a conversation between two group leaders, 
whom I can refer to only as R. E. G. and F. 
R. It was a typical humdrum conversation, 
colorless as our morning skies; and its bar- 
renness alone makes it notable; 

R. E. G. has created a mild coiislcniatioii 
by entering the new biiilding. Several lofts- 
men have drofl'cd noiselessly under their 
tables (an attitude not unfamiliar to them): 
Group Leader E. A. K. has flicked up a base- 
ball hat and is brandishing it menacingly. 
But R. E. G. passes up these people and in- 
trepidly approaches F. R.'s table. 

R. E. G.: Hiya, F. old boy! 

F. R.: I won't do it! I won't do it! 

R. E. G.: Oh, come now, that's not the 
attitude to take. You don't even know what 
I want. After all, it's only a little change — 

/''. R. pounds his table ivith both fists. 

F. R.: I won't do it! 

R. E. G. : Here's how you can do it. 

R. E. G., unperturbed, takes out a pencil 
and begins drazving. 

F. R.: Here, draw on this. 

R. E. G. : This is your spar. Okay. Now 
we just cut the spar in half, like so. 

F. R.: O my God. 

R. E. G.: Then you take out this rib. 

F. R.: O my God. 

R. E. G.; And cut an access door in the 
skin, like so. 

F. R. is becoming apoplectic. 

F. R.: I won't do it! Get out of here! 
Go away! I never want to see you again! 

R. E. G.: Oh, all right. I'll do it some 
other way. Looks like I have to make some 
changes of my own. Where is E. A. K.? 

E. A. K. picks up his baseball bat again. 

Now contrast that with the following re- 
port which I found among Professor Eutho- 
nasius Pilfer's papers. His vast collection of 
material on the history of aviation goes 
back as for as the ancient Greeks, and in- 
cludes this rare eyewitness report of o con- 
versation which 'ook place between two de- 
signers apparently employed by a firm of 
flying carpet manufacturers in the Bagdad 
of the Great Caliph: 

This day I went to the workshop, and be- 
hold, the new great carpet was already upon 
the loom; unfinished though it was, it was 
beautiful to see, and I knew in my heart that 
it would fly fair, and be free of flutter and 

oilcanning and other curses which the evil 
Djinni like to put upon these things. Satan 
take the flying Djinni, and Grem Linn, 
the greatest and darkest of them! 

And while I stood there, and had conver- 
sation with Mustapha Gotitt, and praised 
him for his exceedingly cunning work, there 
was G commotion at the door, and I knew 
that even now someone was being rudely 
forced by the Sultan's guards to show his 
seal and the little parchment with the Cal- 
iph's signature writ upon it, having gone 
through that same ordeol myself. Knaves 
and thieves do not lightly enter the work- 
shop, merely by crying "Open Sesame!" 

True enough. In strode the magnificent 
Ali, he whom the Vizier has put in sole 
charge of the hemming and fringing of the 
great new carpet. He approached us and 
smiled graciously and bowed, so thot all his 
jewels tinkled, and his dogger rattled a 
little. I felt myself fortunate indeed to be 
in the presence of so great a personage. He 

"The blessings of our Lord Allah upon 
both your heads, and moy happiness and 
good fortune follow you forever. May you 
prosper and may fountains run night and 
day in your courtyards. I bring you greet- 
ings from the Vizier." 

We returned his greetings, with much 
bowing, and spoke for a while of a number 
of little matters. Yet I felt that Ali was 
bringing to us news more momentous than 
mere pleasantries. Then it came to pass 
that he stepped back several paces and 
glanced with appraising eye at the carpet. 

"Ah, brothers," he said, "how beautiful 
It is! Never was an artisan as clever as 
Mustapha, nor so wise. Truly he has been 
blessed beyond most men; truly Mohammed 
smiles upon his work." 

Whereupon Mustapha smiled modestly, 
and cast down his eyes. "Thou hast a pleas- 
ant tongue, Ali," he said, "and ill do I 
deserve its kindness. I merely do my work, 
and — praise Allah — if it is good, then it is 
good." He looked up at the glowing towni- 
ness on the loom. "But onother month, and 
there will be feasting at the palace, when 
it is ready for its test by flight." 

Ali clicked his tongue twice. "A time for 
feasting indeed. When the muezzin calls 
us to prayer, let us pray indeed that it be fin- 
ished then." He glanced slyly at the loom and 
coughed a little. "Lest the changes that 
need be mode do not put off too far the day 
of finishing." 

Mustapha glanced up sharply. "Changes. 
I know of none such. The time is post for 

"Time passes but is not past, says the 
Koran. You will forgive me, O my beloved 
Mustapha, but it is needful that a little 
more be done than thou didst think." 

"Be brief, Ali," cried Mustapha, perhaps 
a little impatiently. I thought I saw a great 
tiredness in his eyes, and was a little sorry 
for him. "Tell me what it is that hides 
behind thy words." 

Mustapha's resentfulness had found kin- 
dred in Ali. His words were edges without 
a sword. "It may be thou ort vain, attach- 
ing more importance to thy work than if 
merits. Remember thou workest not alone, 
but with hundreds of hands. Thy skill I 
grant thee, but not thy denial of the skill 
of others. 

"Thou knowest how poorly a flat plate 

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flies, how it seems to drag through the 
air? Now, thou hast built this corpet like 
such flat plate, ond the lift lacketh. There- 
fore it will be necessary for us to curl over 
one edge of this carpet that hath gone to 
thy head, and to give it as it were an edge to 
lead it. For that purpose I have constructed 
an ingenious fringe, which thou must find 
means to put upon the carpet." 

At this moment Mustapha began to smite 
his temples, and to moke wailing sounds. 
"No viper in the garden was ever more 
treacherous, Ali. A handful of words thou 
bringest me to ruin a handful of months. 
Begone, dog. Take heed lest I fell thee." 

Ali smiled an angry smile. "Mind whom 
thou collest dog lest thou be bitten." He 
searched behind his beard and found 
several rolls of parchment. "And mind thou 
dost not call dogs the gracious authors of 
these deeds." He begon to unroll the docu- 
ments, slowly and with much festing. "Here 
IS a writ called a Carpet Change Notice. 
Perhaps that brings authority. Here is that 
curious script, all blue and white and pur- 
ple, which mere men refer to only as on ee- 
oh. Dost thou see reoson yet? And still more, 
here is a writing from the Caliph's office, 
and one from the Vizier's office. Thinkest 
thou perhaps I ought to bring thee the 
Sultan himself?" 

Visibly trembling, Mustapha begon to 
shout. "May Allah spit in your upturned 
face as you kneel at prayer! May all your 
children be infidels! May you be cursei) 
in oil your coming and going! May " 

That which I had felt inevitable came to 
pass. Swift, they drew their knives and fell 
upon each o*her like two flashes of light- 
ning meeting in the sky. I called upon them 
to stop, but fearing the flash of knives I 
did not intervene. And before I knew it, 
it was over. Mustapha, ponting, wiped his 
blode on his sleeve and sheathed it. "It was 
Allah's will," he said, mildly and sadly. 
Then he turned and looked at the carpet 
again and shook his head. "And doubtless 
it is Allah's will that the carpet be changed. 
Be that as it may. 

"Meanwhile," and he looked at me, "let 
us dispose of poor Ali. A clean workshop 
makes the heart glad." 


Douglas lauds 
Ryan Seruice 

It's a good feeling to know your work's 
appreciated and this month the manifold 
serv'ce division of the Soles department 
felt good. Their job is t o follow through 
on oil Ryan products in the field being 
sure that they give the high-quality per- 
formance they were designed to give and 
ironing out any service problems that may 
arise. In this work they're constantly con- 
tacting all the aircraft companies who use 
Ryan manifolds. 

This month Sam Breder, Ryan sales mon- 
oger, received a letter from one of these 
companies. Here's a part of what Douglas 
Aircraft had to say: ". . . . we are 
most grateful for and impressed by the activ- 
ities of your Service department in assisting 
operators of Douglas equipment. We have 
had the most excellent cooperation from Jack 
Zippwold and Bob Chase in connection with 
our C-54 series." 

Ryan Trading Post 

FOR SALE — Schwinn "New World" light 
weight pre-war lady's bicycle. Hand 
brakes. Three-speed cyclometer. Perfect 
condition. See R. Leedy, Manifold Mater- 
ial Control. Ext. 393. 

FOR SALE — $75.00 takes an Essex 1932 

Super 6 coupe with rumble seat. Tires 

and motor fair, brakes good. Bryce King, 
2590, Welding. 

FOR SALE — Two-wheel house trailer in good 
condition. Come and see it. Home even- 
ings and Sundays at 4251 Estrella Ave. 

FOR SALE — 1939 Dodge business coupe. 
Good condition. $750 takes it. M. M. 
Clancy, Methods Engineering. Ext. 244. 

FOR SALE — .22 caliber Stevens rifle in ex- 
cellent condition and equipped with Mar- 
ble's sights. $1 0.00 cash. Call Russ Stock- 
well, Contract Administration, Ext. 263. 

WANTED — Small table model radio. Con- 
tact E. W. Blac, 5624, Inspection Crib 5. 

FOR SALE — Star sailboat. Excellent sails,. 
full flexible rigging, recently painted, 
complete with dingy and mooring. See 
Pat Carter, Engineering, or call H8-3659. 

FOR SALE — 11 foot dory. Price. $10.00. 
See John McCarthy, 1541, Tooling In- 
spection. First or second shift. 

WANTED — 16- or 1 2-gauge shotgun shells 
and a Model 70 Winchester 30-06. Will 
trade a 29S Weaver Scope for shells. 
Glenn F. Strickland, 1775, Machine Shop. 

WANTED — 16 mm. movie projector, Ko- 
dak or Keystone. Good condition. J. K. 
Swartz, 1191, Tooling. 

WANTED — Small tricycle (2 year size) . 
Contact George Duncan, Manifold, sec- 
ond shift. Or call Talbot 5726. 

FOR SALE — Copeland Electric Refrigerator, 
5'/2 cubic foot. Remote control unit. 
$100 cash. Refrigerant is S02. Robert L. 
Wood, 3991, Manifold Assembly. Home 
address 4218 Mississippi. 

FOR SALE — Slightly used all wool, pre-war 
stock 9x15 rug with floor pad. $45.00. 
H. D. Schriver, Contract Administration, 
Can be seen at 4676 Valencia Drive, Ro- 
lando Village. 

FOR SALE — Star class boat. Two suits sails. 
Trailer. $600.00. Robert Evans, 72, En- 
gineering. Ext. 238. 

FOR SALE — 1938 Ford Coupe. Radio, 
leather upholstery. First-class condition. 
A steal at $589.00. See Bill Minke, 4072, 
Manifold Development, or call J-081 1 . 

WANTED — Any quantity of 1 2 gauge shot- 
gun shells. William Brown, 1425, Sheet 

WANTED — One electric washer and electric 
refrigerator. R. S. Smith, 247, Manifold 
Material Control. Ext. 393. 

WANTED — Want to buy jig saw. B. M. Jen- 
nings, 651, Airplane Planning, Ext. 271. 

FOR SALE — Three room house, furnished. 
Three lots, close in, beside polo field in 
Mission Valley. See L. Moore, 671 2, Man- 
ifold Welding, second shift. Or write to 
Route 2, Box 93, North San Diego. 

WANTED — 12 gouge shotgun shells, size 6 
or 7 shot. J. Maher, 3445, Wing De- 

FOR SALE — One four-burner Coleman stove 
like new. See L. Moore, 6712, Manifold 
Welding, second shift. Or write Route 2, 
Box 93, North San Diego. 

WANTED — One used table model radio. D. 
E. Decker, 5858, Tool Room. Ext. 346. 

WILL SWAP — 1935 Ford Tudor for equity 
in later model car. Will pay balance, if 
any. Ferd. Wolfram, 3053, Drop Ham- 
mer, third shift. 

FOR SALE — Phiico table model radio and 
record player, like new. Also 8-tube Deico 
twin-speaker automobile radio. Call Dale 
Ockerman, Ryan School, Ext. 296. 

WANTED — Bass rod and reel. William S. 
Brown, 1425, Sheet Metal. 

WANTED — Eastman precision enlarger or 
any enlarger that will take up to 4x5 
size film, William Brown, 1425, Sheet 

FOR SALE — Steel tool box, 14"x7"x5" for 
$3. Bob Vizzini, Manifold Production 
Control, Ext. 230. 

WANTED — Four-hole table-top range, late 
model. Will pay cash. E. W. Noble, 8508, 
Manifold Small Parts, second shift. 

FOR SALE — Late 1939 Mercury Tudor Se- 
dan. Motor in good condition. New re- 
treads, heater, radio. Good paint and up- 
holstering. Priced at only $975.00. See 
or call M. Ryan, 626, Material Control, 
Ext. 395. 

WANTED — A large tricycle. A. C. Berry- 
man, 2615, Inspection Crib No. 3. 

FOR SALE — Photographic equipment. Fed- 
eral enlarger, practically new for $25. 
Tripod, 4 ft., brand new for $5. De- 
veloping set — 2 rubber and 2 enamel 
trays, lamp, frame and all for $4. Bob 
Vizzini, Manifold Production Control, 
Ext. 230. 

WANTED — A complete set of Burgess Bat- 
teries for a Fisher 8-tube M-T Geophys- 
ical Scope, an instrument that locates 
metal to a depth of 250 feet. Usual price 
of these batteries is $7.50. Will pay 
double or $15.00 per set plus $25.00 
bonus — a total of $40.00 cash. 

As to type of batteries wanted, three 
"A" Burgess 4 F.H. Little Six, 1 V2 volts. 
Genera! Utility Batteries. 

And two Burgess No. 5308 "B" bat- 
teries, 45 volts, 30 cells, especially de- 
signed for vacuum tube service. See Fred 
Mills, 3685, Maintenance. 

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WANTED — Woman on third shift with 17- 
months-old baby wants board and room 
and core for baby or will share home and 
expense with day worker who has child 
needing care. Ho Marshall, Manifold de- 
partment, third shift. 

WANTED — Grate and fire screen for fire- 
place. Sue Gunthorp, 406, Public Rela- 
tions. Home phone, Henley 3-4323. 

FOR SALE — Set of Lufkin Inside Micrometer 
Calipers. Catalog No. 680A. Perfect con- 
dition. Price $12.35. See J. McCarthy, 
1541, Tool Inspection, first or second 

FOR SALE — Speedboat with mahogany hull 
and deck. A- 1 condition, 24 HP speedy 
twin Evinrude motor. Complete with 
trailer, $175.00. W. Kohl, 581, Engin- 
eering. Or call Glencove 5-3235 after 7. 

FOR SALE — 1940 Dodge four-door sedan. 
Good tires, point and upholstery. Phiico 
custom-built rodio. Bill Brown, 1425, 
Sheet Metal. 

WILL TRADE — Three boxes of 30-40 Krag 
180 gr. Corelokt bullets for three boxes 
of .300 Savage. See J. H. Price, 1759, 
Fuselage. Home address 2660 K St. 

WANTED — 1941 special de luxe Chevrolet 
club coupe in good condition, clean. See 
I. C. Dickens, 296, Engineering. Ext. 378. 
Home phone W-2027. 

FOR SALE — Six or twelve-string guitar, very 
good condition, deep toned, Stella make. 
Will sell for $14.75. See N. V. Descoteau, 
1979, Manifold Assembly. Or call at 4037 
Marlborough St. 

FOR SALE — My equity in three-bedroom 
home; $2,000, with balance of $2,200 
at $22.15 a month, including taxes and 
fire insurance. One block from stores 
and bus, two blocks to school, two miles 
to plant. Contact J. D. Kinner, 1248, 
Drop Hammer, second shift. 

FOR SALE — Rabbits; 6 does, one buck, and 
hutches; $35.00. Contact J. D. Kinner, 
1248, second shift. 

FOR SALE — Full set of the best assembly 
and sheet metal tools, with Kennedy ma- 
chinist tool box; $100.00 cosh. See R. F. 
Hersey, 1989, Sheet Metal Inspection. 

FOR SALE — Gas radiant heater, high buf- 
fet, and dog house. L. A. Fleming, 1 176, 

WANTED — Chromatic harmonica in good 
condition. R. F. Ney, 4938, Manifold 
Assembly, tailpipe section. 


From Fourth Avenue 

The Downtown Employment Office 

The location is convenient, 
The elevator's fine. 
So get your duds together 
And come to work for Ryan. 

The third floor's at your service, 
1023 Fourth Avenue, 
Just file an application. 
That's all you have to do. 

There are only two requirements 
That might cause you some grief, 
And if you thought there would be more 
This is a great relief. 

One of these is simple. 

So don't look so forlorn; 

We only have to have the proof 

That you're American-born. 

The other one is easy, too. 
But it's classed with the essentials; 
You must have availability slips. 
To add to your credentials. 

Then MISS McLEOD will greet you 
And refer you to EARL KNOTT; 
He grills you and endeavors 
To find out what you've got. 

Then MURPHY writes your name down 
And shows you to a seat. 
Where you can wait for ODOM 
In comfort — off your feet. 

Then Odom takes you over 
And questions you at length. 
Regarding past experience. 
Your aptitudes and strength. 

If you are strong and hefty 

It's Manifold production; 

If yau like to drive or push things. 

It's Factory Transportation. 

So then you're past the first step 
And consider yourself hired; 
You're proud of your position. 
But you're gettin' kinda tired. 

So benches are provided 
To keep you sittin' up 
Until your name is uttered. 
For you to be written up. 

So Murphy makes a record 
Of your time-worn application. 
And you think the job of signing up 
Will last for the duration. 

But you will soon learn different 
For all you hove to do 
Is sign the forms we hand you — 
And there're only twenty-two. 

So then you're past the next step 
You're all signed up and ready 
To have your fingerprints and picture. 
But you're feeling quite unsteady. 

So MARGIE comes along and in 
Her sweet and tactful way 
She takes you in her wagon 
For a ride around the bay. 

You're ready for the next step then, 
And this is the procedure: 
You go to get a physical, 
(And KERMIT SHEETZ will lead ya'). 

And that is absolutely all. 
Except there is a rule 
You have to spend eight hours 
In our induction school. 

So, see there's nothing to it; 
We know you'll like it fine. 
So get your duds together. 
And come to work for Ryan. 

Machine Shop 

by Dorothy Wheeler 

I guess that all of us Ryonites are proud 
that we went over the top in the bond drive. 
We have a right to feel pride in the result 
of this special campaign. However, consist- 
ent and faithful buying must not be less 
just because we invested all we could dur- 
ing the drive. In the machine shop ore sev- 
eral people who ore always in there pitch- 
ing when it comes to buying bonds. May we 
BROOK, FRANK FLINT. And then there's 
WALLIE HINMAN, who has twice increased 
his bond deductions — substantially, too. Our 
hots are off to you, fellows. 

CLARENCE HUNT, our foreman, was ab- 
sent for several days becouse he was suf- 
fering from o painful stiff neck. We're glad 
he's better and back on th